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        THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA

      1885 . Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. A Translation with introduction and notes by John Ormsby. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885. in 4 volumes. 8vo. half-leather/leather boards, raised bands, gilt, leather labels, teg., marbled e.pages. Bookplate neatly removed from front pastedown volume I, leaving faint residue, else fine bright set with virtually no signs of wear $650.00

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        HOLLAND AND ITS PEOPLE

      New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885.. Quarto. Publisher's mauve cloth, heavily decorated in gilt and blind, untrimmed. Plates and illustrations. Minor speckling to the cloth sizing at the extreme foretips, some foxing early and late and occasionally to a few margins of plates, institutional bookplate on pastedown, otherwise about fine and bright, in faintly hand-smudged printed dust jacket with some offsetting to the lower panel from the rather battered publisher's box. The "Zuyder-Zee Edition," limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is one of 250 copies on untrimmed Linen paper. However, this copy is at variance with the colophon, in that it is accompanied by the extra suite of ten mounted etchings specially printed on satin that was to accompany the first 25 copies, rather than the two sets of ordinary impressions associated with this middle issue. The corners of the mats are a bit bumped and worn, and one of the etchings is a bit foxed, otherwise the suite is in very good order, in the chipped remnants of the original printed paper wrapper (also bearing a bookplate). This deluxe edition features original etchings (some in Japon proof state) by, and photogravures after, the likes of Pennell, Gifford, Vanderhoof, Colman, et al. The jacket is not among those selected examples of 19th century jackets cited by Tanselle.

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        Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los E.U. Mexicianos Cuadro Geografico, Estadistico, Descriptivo e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

      Mexico, 1885. hardcover. very good(+). Folio atlas and accompanying octavo volume of text. Atlas is comprised of 13 double page chromolithographed maps. Quarter leather with red cloth binding and gold stamped title; spine in seven compartments. Published by Debray Sucesores, 1885. Expert repair and replacement to minor splitting to spine, with cloth hinge to inside cover. Accompanying book includes title page, iv + 474 pp. and 3 pages of index and errata. Octavo with quarter leather binding and marble board. Spine in five compartments with gold stamped title. Published by Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. Light scattered foxing to title page, else very good. Stunning and unusual atlas of Mexico. Eleven of the thirteen maps show Mexico in various ways: politically, religiously, ethnographically, by transportation, public institutions, agriculture and geological features. Two additional maps show the Valley of Mexico and Mexico City and its environs. Each map is bordered by exquisitely rendered vignettes, pertaining to the map's theme. Accompanying volume of text goes into extensive detail of each individual map including historical and cultural information, geographic descriptions and demographics. Rarely sold as a set, the text is a wonderful companion piece to this beautiful atlas. Garcia Cubas (1832-1912) was a Mexican geographer, mapmaker, writer and publisher. He is known for publishing the first atlas of Mexico.

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        [Confidential]. Report of a Mission to Sikkim and the Tibetan Frontier with a Memorandum on Our Relations with Tibet

      Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1885. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). 22 mounted albumen photographs. Folding map. Publisher's russet cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked with leather. A presentation copy of a scarce photographically illustrated work on the Tibetan frontier during the period of British interest amidst the Great Game. Macaulay undertook his mission in October-November 1885, and reported enthusiastically on the value of extending British relations with Tibet, but though he was chosen to lead a subsequent mission to promote this, an Anglo-Chinese treaty led to its abandonment. In his introduction to the present volume, he notes that "photographs were taken on the journey." This copy gifted by the author to the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), who had travelled to Sikkim in 1848, a journey that resulted in his famous Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya.

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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT [and] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS

      Benares: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only, 1885. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Hardcover. A Fine Copy in Morocco of the First Printing ofBurton's Unexpurgated "Arabian Nights". 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4"). Together, 16 volumes. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Very pleasing rose colored crushed half morocco over buckram boards by Brian Frost & Co. (signed on verso of front endpaper of each volume), raised bands, spine panels with gilt floral centerpiece or titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Penzer, pp. 114 (volumes 1-10), 115-16 (supplemental volumes, 11-16). First and last few leaves of each volume generally with light foxing (a few of these leaves a bit more foxed), the text a shade less than bright because of paper stock chosen, but still A VERY FINE COPY, the especially lustrous binding without fault, and with no signs of use internally. Probably derived from Egyptian and Persian origins, the "Arabian Nights' Entertainment," or "The Thousand and One Nights" has as its framework the story of a king who kills successive wives on the morning after the consummation of their marriage. The fatal pattern is broken by the wily Scheherazade, who enthralls her husband (and the reader) with stories so pleasing that her life is spared. The stories first appeared in a European language with the publication of a French translation by Antoine Galland early in the 18th century, and they were first done into English, with some omissions, by Edward William Lane in 1838-41. The present famous translation by Burton is the first unexpurgated version. The work was privately printed, as its erotic nature was much too explicit for the general Victorian audience. In any case, this very substantial undertaking is "by far the most celebrated of all of his books. . . . As a monument of his Arabic learning and his encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern life, this translation was his greatest achievement." (Britannica) Although the binding here is not especially decorative, it obviously has been done by able craftsmen using good quality materials. And the book has apparently been the property of very careful (or very strait-laced) owners, because it appears to have been virtually untouched.

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        Royal Relief Atlas of all parts of the World, consising of 31 maps

      London: George Philip[ & Son, 1885. Third edition. 31 maps, of which 26 embossed in relief. The maps mounted on thick card frames with descriptions of the following map pasted to the reverse, as issued. 4to (12 x 10 3/4 inches), publisher's half red roan, gilt Royal Arms to upper cover. Backstrip partly detached and badly chipped head and tail; internally very good. The 26 embossed physical maps comprise: World; Europe; British Isles; England; Scotland; Ireland; France; Germany; Austria and Hungary; Switzerland; Scandinavia; Denmark; Netherlands and Belgium; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey and Greece; European Russia; Asia; Palestine, India; Africa; Cape Colony; North America; South America; Australia; & New Zealand (with an inset of Fiji) . The remaining 5 unembossed maps are political. The map of Scandinavia with title slighlty cropped.

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        SELECTED PICTURES FROM THE BOOK OF GOLD OF VICTOR HUGO

      Philadeliphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1885. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good- in boards. Hinge has started. Crease to 2nd FEP. Some interior foxing and stain to page edges. Heavy chipping to boards at spine. Stains to boards. An extremely scarce collection of Hugo's poetry translated by William Shepard. Poems accompanied by illustrations, "printed from original blocks by special arrangement made with the publishers in Paris." Charles Landelle, H. Giacomelli, Barrias, Edouard Sain, G. Jacquet, Jules Lefebvre, Gabriel Ferrier, G. Courtois, Adrien Marie, A. Laurens & Eugene Medard. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS...With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      Benares: printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1885-8. 16 volumes. The first edition of Burton's translation. 8vo, original black cloth with lettering and decoration in gilt, and in silver on the supplementary volumes. A good set, the spines well worn. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF BURTON’S ‘PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION.’ This Benares edition, the true first appearance of Burton's translation, is quite scarce. The first volume bears a tipped-in slip from the publisher which gives some indication of the book’s contents and the atmosphere of the Victorian society into which it was born: “Memorandum. In issuing this first volume of ‘The Nights,” Captain Burton begs to remind all who have honoured him by subscribing to it, that the work is intended only for those that wish to study the peculiarities of Moslem life and Arabo-Egyptian manners, customs, and language. It is emphatically a book for men and students; and nothing could be more repugnant to the translator’s feelings than the idea of these pages being placed in any other hands than the class for whose especial use it has been prepared. In this essential matter the writer trusts confidently to the good faith of his subscribers.”

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        More New Arabian Nights. The Dynamiter

      Longmans, Green, and Co. 1885 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth stamped and ruled in black with brown coated endpapers. Spine a bit faded. No dust jacket. Fine, fresh tight copy. 207 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a red cloth, fleece lined cloth clamshell box. A collection of weird and wonderful short stories written in collaboration with Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson, serving as more fantasy-mystery tales from the "New Arabian Nights" canon. Laid in loose is an unsigned long contemporary review of the book. Prideaux page 40-41. Beinecke 325 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS PINTORESCO E HISTÓRICO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDO MEXICANOS

      Mexico: Debray Succ., 1885. First Edition of the atlas. Beautifully illustrated with 13 chromolithographs on double-pages, each with a specialized map of Mexico and a great number of individual vignettes showing scenes and scenery and occasions throughout the country. The title-page is printed in tinted lithography. Grand Folio (620 x 410 mm), in the publisher’s fine and special binding of half-green shagreen. A very pleasing and well preserved and handsome copy. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS OF MEXICO. The atlas is regarded as among the most beautiful books ever produced about Mexico. It contains 13 double-page chromolithograph plates, each with a specialized map of Mexico surrounded by vignettes corresponding to the map, such as archaeology, botany, rivers, mining, volcanoes and mountains, railroads, costumed ethnographic types, etc. Antonio Garcia y Cubas devoted himself to the study of Mexican geography, history and archaeology, publishing a succession of atlases beginning in 1858. The ATLAS PINTORESCO E HISTÓRICO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS can be said to be a culmination of his work in its beauty and comprehensiveness. A text volume was issued separately but is not offered here.

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        HEIDI'S LEHR UND WANDERJAHRE [AND] HEIDI KAN BRAUCHEN WAS ES GELERNT H

      1885. 1. SPYRI,JOHANNA. HEIDI'S LEHR UND WANDERJAHRE [AND] HEIDI KAN BRAUCHEN WAS ES GELERNT HAT. (The titles translate as "Heidi's Years of Learning and Travel" and "Heidi Makes Use of What She Has Learned"). Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1880, 1881. 2 volumes as issued, 8vo (5 x 7 3/8"), original decorative cloth covers with marbled edges on the paper (volume 1 240p. bound in green cloth stamped in black and gold with plain endpapers, volume 2 178p. is bound in grey cloth stamped in black and gold with patterned endpapers). Previous owner's name lightly penned on edge of title pages. Except for the most minor bit of rubbing, both volumes are in near Fine condition. This is the true first edition of the enduring classic story of an orphan girl's youth growing up with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains. It was published in English in 1884 in a London 2 volume edition and in the United States in 1885 with two volumes in one. This is an incredible first edition set, rare in any condition but especially so in such nice condition.

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        Heidi. Une Histoire pour les Enfants et pour Ceux qui les Aiment

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Spine faded. Previous owner inscription (1885) on fep. 1882. First French Edition. Blue decorative hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 261pp. 3 b/w plates. In French. .

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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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        Heidi - Her Years of Wandering and Learning WITH Heidi - How She Used What She Learned

      Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1885. Two volumes in one - [2], 399pp, [3], 269pp, [1]. Original decorative cloth. Spine slightly faded, rubbed to extremities, small flaw to upper cover, corners slightly bumped. Internally very lightly browned throughout, black spot to top margin of a few pages, but generally clean. Slight cracking between pages 28/29 in volume two, a couple of signatures just slightly sprung, but all still well attached, previous owners inscription to ffep. Now housed in a cloth chemise inside a morocco backed slipcase. The first US edition, the UK edition published a year earlier in two volumes is very scarce and expensive. First Edition (US). Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued?). 8vo.

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        ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY LITHOGRAPH WITH IN-PAINTING: ISLE OF THE DEAD (DIE TOTENINSEL) , THIRD VERSION,

      Near Fine. c. 1885. Non-Book. This gorgeous in-painted lithograph is in outstanding condition. It was found in its original 19th century frame. The frame has been removed due to condition of the frame and backing. The only damage is two tiny holes (one the size of a pen tip, the other 1/8"). These holes are absolutely not visible unless held up to light with nothing behind the print. The print has very clearly been in-painted, most likely by the original artist or under his supervision. The pulp paper is very clearly 19th century paper with some foxing on the back side. There was also a piece of matching pulp paper attached to the back of the frame, but it is not legible. As shown in the last image, Bocklin signed this with his initials in the stone wall. ; 27.5" wide x 14.5" high .

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        Modernités.

      Giraud et Cie 1885 - - Giraud et Cie, Paris _1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale comportant une mention fictive de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline épinard, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet et date en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signé de Paul Vié. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Alphonse Daudet: " .qui ne les lira pas au grand regret de l'auteur ces quelques mauvais vers à intentions modernes, hommage inutile et désespéré.". Tampon de la bibliothèque Daudet sur la première page de garde. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une discrète reliure de Paul Vié. Autographes d'exception . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2645 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S DELUXE MOROCCO of Grant's important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant's life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarters publisher's deluxe morocco with gilt medallions on boards. Two volumes. Some light wear to bindings with a few small edge bumps; text exceptionally clean. A handsome copy of the first edition in the rare deluxe morocco bindings.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Complete in two volumes)

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. Two volumes (published in 1885 and 1886), each with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and marbled page block edges, newly rebound in blind-tooled full calf with the original marbled endpapers and spine labels reapplied. The labels bear a little wear - one dark spot on the volume band of the second book, a wandering crack at the right edge of the volume band on the first book, and a few spots of gilt flaking - but remain bright and attractive. The pages of both volumes are clean except for one or two fingerprints in margins per volume; no ownership marks; a little mild toning in the margins, otherwise surprisingly bright; the fold-out reproduced letters in the first volume show tanning at the edges, a short, closed tear along one crease, and extra folding creases in four places, but the fold-out is otherwise intact; the facsimile at p. 497 in the second volume has a closed edge tear but is otherwise excellent, and the extended map at 632 has but one spot of foxing in the margin, otherwise lovely. Illustrated, primarily with maps, throughout both volumes; indexed in the second volume; 584pp. + 647pp.. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      2 volumes. Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885. Portrait on frontispiece. With foldout maps and facsimilies. 584; 648 pages. Orig. green cloth with gilt lettering and medallion on the front and back cover. Near fine, with only very minor edgewear and slightly bumped corners.. A nice set of the first edition of Grant's memoirs

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        Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. to Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life by Joseph Ritson; with Eighty Wood Engravings by Bewick . ..printed on China Paper, Also Nine Etchins from Original Paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman

      London, J. C. Nimmo, 1885. 1st Edition in this form. Plates tissue-guarded; others mounted. Subjects: Robin Hood (Legendary character) --Poetry. Ballads, English--England--Texts. Songs, English--England--Texts. Outlaws--Poetry. Number 85 of a limited print of 300 only. Contemporary gilt-blocked vellum-backed green boards. Armorial motif in gilt to the front panel. Edges slightly dulled and dust-toned. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Robin Hood : A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. To Which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life By Joseph Ritson. With Eighty Wood Engraving By Thomas Bewick

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. Quarter gilt decorated parchment vellum over dark green cloth with gilt bow and sword to front panel. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Limited edition number 69 of 300 copies printed for England. 400 pages preceded by 118 page preface, life of Robin Hood and Notes and Illustrations plus 29 page publisher's catalogue dated February 1885 in rear. 80 wood engravings by Thomas Bewick and 9 etchings from original paintings by A.H. Tourrier and E. Buckman. Some wear and minor staining to vellum, but overall a very sharp, near fine copy.. Reprint. Vellum & Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Bewick. Octavo.

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        A Walk in Sydney Streets on the Shady Side. 20 Sketches

      Sydney,: The Author,, 1885.. Folio, lithographic dedication, title and envoi, and 20 lithographs; some scattered spotting but a good copy in the original publisher's half morocco, expertly rebacked, edges bumped. One of the rarer nineteenth-century illustrated Australian books in a handsome Sydney binding by W.E. Smith.A journalist, Whitelocke was born in London in 1861. It is not clear when he arrived in Australia but he entered journalism in the 1880s and was editor of the Barrier Miner and the National Advocate; he also wrote for the Sydney Mail and other papers. His social sympathies and his often satirically observant eye are obvious from this series of Mayhewesque images of Sydney city life.As Whitelocke himself comments in the advertisement to the work, the idea was prompted by a Sydney Morning Herald review of his 24 original sketches from the works of Charles Dickens (1882): the editors applauded the sketches, but openly wondered why the artist did not stay closer to home, as 'Sydney streets afford more subjects for a book of sketches than any work of Dickens'. Whitelocke acknowledged the value of such a project, and the resulting lithographs show that he was evidently drawn to the everyday bustle of the city, producing a fascinating series of social documents. His concern is with everyday life, whether it is an image of a Chinese vegetable seller, news-boys, orators in the park or street musicians (playing a harp, no less). There is a moralising tone to much of the letterpress, which belies the evident empathy and compassion of the images.

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        The Poetical Works

      Boston,: Houghton Mifflin, and Company, 1885.. Eight volumes, octavo; finely bound in contemporary tan polished calf, gilt. Very attractive set of Longfellow's works.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's superior binding of tan full sheep, red and dark blue morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. 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. Slightly rubbed, and a few very minor patches of stripping, light toning as usual, an unusually well-preserved set in this attractive, but fragile, binding. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: "this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 2 Volumes

      New York: CHARLES L. Webster & Co., 1885. Copy right dates are 1885 and 1886 1st edition 2 volume set, tan leather over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine, marbled edges and inside covers, no tears or bent pages previous owners name on the inside fly leaf and is signed under the forward, NO JACKET, shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, some scrapes to the outside front and back covers, a crack on the 1st volume on the spine side of the groove, but is still connected, bright, clean text with a tight bindings solid collectable books, good + considering they are 125 years old, the General didn't see these books come out he passed away before they ever came out.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885.. First editions of the two volume set of the 18th President of the United States' memoirs. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with title and front panel in gilt. In excellent condition with some of the usual soiling.

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        When The Pale Pale Moon. Song. The Poetry By J H Mc Naughton

      Boosey & Co, London. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647 - Undated late1800's? Signed [Initialled] by Dolby who died in 1885 so must be before that date. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647013.

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        Dakota: "Behold, I show you a delightsome land"

      Rand McNally & Co. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co.. 1885. First. First edition. Printed yellow wrappers. 90pp, plus (6)pp. ads. Illustrated. Stamp of P.F. McClure, Commissioner of Immigration, Bismarck on front wrap, soiling on the front wrap, tiny tears near the spine, very good or better. Apparently some copies had a hand colored map laid in, this copy does not. Adams Herd 1057. .

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        Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands: Forty-Four Plates Painted in Water-Colours and Described by Mrs. Francis Sinclair, Jr

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1885. Small folio. (14 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches). Guarded throughout. [12]pp. 44 chromolithographed plates, printed by Leighton Brothers, each with accompanying text leaf. Later green crushed morocco, covers elaborately panelled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style. First edition of "One of the most prized of Hawaiian books among collectors" (Forbes). In the preface, the author writes: "The following collection of flowers was made upon the islands of Kauai and Niihau, the most northern of the Hawaiian archipelago. It is not by any means a large collection, considering that the flowering plants of the islands are said by naturalists to exceed four hundred varieties. But this enumeration was made some years ago, and it is probable that many plants have become extinct since then." Her wonderfully illustrated work would be the first book dedicated to Hawaiian flora to be illustrated in colour. Isabella Sinclair (nee McHutcheson), was born in Scotland in 1840, married her cousin Frank Sinclair in 1863 and moved to Hawaii that year. Having studied botany in New Zealand, Sinclair began painting watercolors of the Hawaiian flora, carefully identifying each specimen with its botanical name as provided by Joseph Hooker, along with its natural habitat, its native name and other information. As Forbes notes, the work was an early example of a perfect binding and as such copies tend to be found loose in their bindings with subsequent damage to the plates and leaves. This example beautifully bound and in very fine condition internally. Stafleu TL2 12.024; Forbes 3736; Nissen 1848; Great Flower Books p. 76.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      New York: The Grolier Club, 1885. One small scrape to flyleaf, else fine. Limited to 150 copies on Japan paper, this no. 137 xx, 62p. Printed by Theo. L. De Vinne, NY. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Color headpieces and initials. Bound by Bradstreet's in full blue crushed morocco with textured endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with gilt-ruled borders with corner ornaments and with the Grolier Club emblem in the center, gilt-ruled board edges, dentelles with corner and border ornaments. Original paper wrappers with overall designs in blue with darker blue, white, and gilt (based on an example in Audsley's Outlines of Ornament) bound in Reprinted from the Quaritch 4th edition edition of 1879. Scarce.& With the book plate of Samuel F. Barger, railroad director and financier.& Further provenance: Terry Brewer, Reston, Virginia.& Potter 211.&

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        Plain And Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, A, now entituled; The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. With introduction explanatory notes on the manners and customer of Moslem Men and a terminal essay upon the history of The Nights [Volumes 1 -10]

      Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers only; Benares., 1885. Good. Publishers black cloth with gilt letteirng and decoration. Rebacked, with original cloth, which is missing portions, relaid. Some dampstaining, rubbing and wear to corners of covers. Hinges reinforced with binders tape. Foxing to far extremeties. Name `Henry M. Jones` stamped to title page of each volume. Volumes 3 and 4 have the correction to the copyright page; "Ellis Spear" is crossed out in ink, and "Philip Justice" is printed above. A good, solid set. . First printings. . Hard with Dust Jacket. 4to. 10". . Good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS [this Old Testament only] TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES:

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Henry Froude, Oxford Warehouse; C. J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge Warehouse), 1885. Trifling rub to outer corners of first volume, vol. II with tiny gouge to spine, else fine - nearly as new. Revised Version. Presentation copy Royal 8vo. Four volumes. xx, 628p; [viii],520p; [viii], 364p; [viii], 534p. Bound in full pebbled black morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with stylized gilt titles, the upper covers with panels in blind and large central coats-of-arms of Cambridge and Oxford in gilt With this volume was completed the revision of the Old and New Testaments, begun in 1870. The revised Apocrypha did not appear till 1895." Darlow and Moule 1286.& Presentation page hand calligraphed: ":Presented to The Venerable The Archdeacon of Oxford , [Edwin Palmer] by the University Presses in acknowledgment of his share in the work of the Revision. " & [Signed] B[enjamin] Jowett Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, [Signed] N[orman] M[cLeod] Ferrers, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. May 19th, 1885."&

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        Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats. A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of NInety

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good. Kate Greenaway. Kate Greenaway. Hard Cover. INSCRIBED BY KATE GREENAWAY, "Cecily Champneys From Kate Greenaway 1886." The recipient was the young daughter of Basil Champneys, the prominent architect and also the biographer of Coventry Patmore. On the rear free endpaper Cecily has written out her address in pencil following her full name - Manor Farm, Hampstead, London, England, World, Universe, Solar System (!). This large paper copy is from a later edition of a work originally published in 1823. It is edited and included additional verses by John Ruskin and several new illustrations by Greenaway. Ruskin states in the preface that the illustrations are black and white outlines so that clever children could color them in their own way. In original brown publisher's cloth with gilt title and illustration on the front cover. Binding is rubbed, bumped, with a few light stains. Interior pages are generally clean with light marks to some page margins. Text block is split in middle but still holding. Rear fep has repaired closed tear. Despite flaws still very good and a desirable copy with its charming and amusing association. 20 pages. CHI/013113.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Purple Land that England Lost. Travels and Adventures in the Banda Oriental, South America 2 Volumes

      London: Sampson Low, Marston Searle, and Rivington, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of Hudson's first published novel. INSCRIBED, "with the author's best regards. Oct. 20, 1885." The name of the recipient has been obscured, but must have been someone of consequence, for the inscription dates from the time of publication. Presentation copies of Hudson's early books are rare. W.H. Hudson (1841-1922) was born near Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his early years he pursued his passion for nature and ornithology. In 1874 he settled in England, where he spent the rest of his life. He is best known for his South American fantasy novel, Green Mansions, featuring Rima the half-human, half-bird girl. The Purple Land was a novel of romance and adventure featuring the hero, Richard Lamb, and Englishman who marries a young Argentinian woman and has to flee to Uruguay. The work was not successful initially but was reissued in 1904. The book was referred to in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: & "Then there was another thing. He had been reading W.H. Hudson. That sounds like an innocent occupation, but Cohn had read and reread The Purple Land. The Purple Land is a very sinister book if read too late in life. It recounts splendid imaginary amorous adventures of a perfect English gentleman in an intensely romantic land, the scenery of which is very well described. For a man to take it at thirty-four as a guide-book to what life holds is about as safe as it would be for a man of the same age to enter Wall Street direct from a French convent, equipped with a complete set of the more practical Alger books." Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with title and author in black on front boards and in glit on spines. Some bumping and rubbing, and a few small chips to spine edges, but otherwise very good. Hinges are tender but text blocks are tight. Interior is clean and in very good condition as well. Volume I: 286 pages; Volume II: 265 pages plus October 1885 publisher's catalog of 32 pages. LIT/102212.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        History in brief of "Leopard" and "Linden," General Grant's Arabian stallions, : presented to him by the sultan of Turkey in 1879. Also their sons "General Beale," "Hegira," and "Islam," bred by Randolph Huntington. Also reference to the celebrated stallion "Henry Clay

      J. B. Lippincott, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Signed. A scarce Arabian horse book by Randolph Huntington of Oyster Bay who was one of the earliest breeders of the Arabian horse in America. He was much taken with two purebred stallions -- "Leopard" and "Linden Tree" -- which the Sultan of Turkey gave to General Grant in 1879. Huntington wrote the text, and commissioned the 5 portrait plates of the stallions (all are in Fine condition, though the plate of "General Beale" has a penned annotation to the text under the portrait). Overall a nice copy of a scarce and desirable book. A presentation copy to Edwin Fairax Naulty. There is some loss to the top of both boards near the spine and to the top of the spine, probably from a rodent nibble. near Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Les Meubles d'Art du Mobilier National, Tomes Premier and Second, complete set in 2 volumes

      Paris: Baudry Libraires-Editeurs. c. 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Complete set in 2 volumes. c. 1885. First Edition. French text. Hardcover, uniform folios (13x18 inches). Rebound in 3/4 red morocco with marbled boards, teg. 5 raised bands and gilt title on spines. Illustrated with 100 full-page plates. Ex-library copies, with minor markings. Sticker on both spines, bookplate on front pastedowns, and a small ink mark on both title pages. No other signs of former ownership. Moderate rubbing and scuffing to the covers. Strong, sound bindings. Occasional soil and finger- smudging to the margins of the plates. A rare title, here complete in 2 vols., with minor library markings. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        [Millais, J. E. etc] Rural England; Loitering Along the Lanes

      London: Strahan and Company, The Camden Press, n.d. [1885]. First Edition. Thick folio. Original publisher's lavish vellum-backed parchment boards elaborately gilt with decorative covers, red morocco label on spine, black gilt decorative endpapers, beveled edges. Uncut. No. 209 for England of 300 copies (300 for America). Title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved proof illustrations on Japanese paper laid down by hand. Illustrations by Arthur Hughes, J.E. Millais, J.W. North, Helen Allingham, G.J. Pinwell, etc engraved on wood by the Dalziel Brothers. A landmark in Pre-Raphaelite book production. Fredeman 90.13. A fine copy housed in an exemplary folding case with marbled interior, felt-lined and padded inside spine, printed label on spine of box.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works: A History of British Birds (2 vols); Fables of Aesop; A General History of Quadrapeds; A Memoir of Thomas Bewick

      Bernard Quaritch, London, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 1885-1887, 5 volumes in half brown calf with gilt decoration. Wear at corners, a few surface scrapes to leather, some darkening to spines, generally intact, bindings tight and square, and attractive. #103 of 750 signed by Quaritch. A lovely edition of Bewick's greatest works. Size: Octavo (8vo). 5-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040686. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray 1885, 6th edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872 (Twent-Eighth Thousand). () [i-v],vi-xxi,[xxii],[1],2-458pp. Very good. Octavo. Original green publisher's cloth with blind stamped rectangular designs to front and rear boards. Gilt titles with ornamentation and publisher's information to spine. Corners lightly bumped with light wear to head and tail of spine. Dark brown endpapers. Internally clean and free of foxing with folding chart. The six edition of Darwin's landmark work on natural selection and one of the most influential books of the last 200 years. The sixth edition was originally published in 1872 and went through several printings, this being the 1885 "Twent-Eighth Thousand" issue (Freeman 416). The sixth edition is notable as the first to include the word "evolution," for which Darwin is now synonymous. This edition was aimed at a more general audience and includes, also for the first time, a glossary of terms compiled by W.S. Dallas, and an additional chapter, VII, where Darwin refutes some of his critics. Darwin was continuously worried by his detractors and took great pains to revise his text based on their complaints. The title of this edition is also shortened from "On the Origin of Species" to simply "The Origin of Species". An important book, notable for the inclusion of the word "evolution" and a new chapter wherein Darwin addresses his critics..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Mathias Sandorf : Voyages Extraordinaire Voyages Extraordinaire

      Paris: Hetzel, 1885. First printing. Illustrated Cloth Hardback. Near Fine. Benett. Fine first edition of Jules Verne's popular 27th novel. Issued on 19 November 1885, this was the 20th double volume (this is actually a triple) in Hetzel's series. Mathias Sandorf is told in five parts all contained here. This volume also contains the author's note to Alexandre Dumas, with his son's touching reply. The beautifully decorated illustrated cover is intact. Interior pages are in very good order, all lined in clear gilt, but there is some foxing on the end pages. There is also one tiny, light inkspot at the top of the spine section (barely noticeable), otherwise this book is in fine condition. No wear at joints. No previous owner's marks or stamps. 552 pp plus adverts to rear.

      [Bookseller: 1st Impressions Rare Books]
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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 with original spine laid down. 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 short closed tears to pages and a few finger smudges, otherwise pages are quite clean, fresh and unfoxed. & & 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." Additional images available upon request. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Webster edition

      New York: Charles L. Webster. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some minor wear to head and tail of spine, and scattered damp-flecks to boards. Front hinge cracked at frontispiece. Insect damage to interior of front and rear boards and tiny hole in ffep, plus some small areas of loss to rear endpapers and pin sized hole to p.366. 1885. First Edition, Early Issue. Original green pictorial cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt and black in folding cloth and marbled paper covered collector's box. 220mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 366pp. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble. First American edition, early issue with BAL points: copyright notice dated 1884, "was" for saw on p. 57, the "Him and Another Man" plate listed incorrectly as being at p.88, pagination on page 155 with final "5" missing. Photogravure plate by Heliotype Printing Co. of a portrait of bust by Karl Gerhardt with a tablecloth visible (BAL state 1), with the final blank leaf, also with the misprint "decided" on p. 9. Missing "L" from illustration on p.143, later corrected to "Col", as well as broken "b" in "body" on line seven. This copy is inscribed and dated by its first owner "6th April 1885". .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American Edition. Earliest state, with the following issue points present: frontispiece an insert, with Heliotype Printing Company imprint and tablecloth beneath the bust of Twain clearly visible; title leaf a cancel, with copyright dated 1884; on p.13 the illustration Him and another Man is listed at p.88; on p.57 the eleventh line from the bottom reads ...with the was; p.283 is a cancel, with the a straight fly on the Silas Phelps illustration; the final 5 on p.155 extending just below the preceding figure; no signature mark present on p.161; final leaf is a blank. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's green 'S' cloth, stamped in black and gilt on the spine and front panel; 366pp. Corner tips and spine ends have been strengthened and retouched, with a few edge bumps retouched as well. Spine gilt slightly dulled, with minor rubbing and a few light surface nicks to the cloth. Hinges are tight and the text is quite fresh, with the exception of some minor foxing to the tissue guard; a solid Very Good copy. BAL 3415.

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        The Complete Works

      Boston, Estes and Lauriat,, 1885. 20 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Dawson Brothers in full green calf, with twin red labels, gilt title and decoration on spine. Raised bands. Gilt double rule on boards. Inner boards dentelles, and marbled endpapers. All edge gilt. With frontispiece in each volume and some illustrations throughout. Signed binding. Some little rubbing to edges of spine, otherwise an attractive copy in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cassell's Illustrated History of England. In ten volumes

      London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressive set of this richly illustrated history of England, spanning 'the earliest period to the passing of the Franchise Bill (1884)'. New and Revised Edition. Withbookseller's labels for Harvey Pearse, Rochdale to the front pastedowns of Volumes VII-IX. Featuring numerous engravings, including frontispieces to each volume (some tissue guarded). Mountedmaps of Roman and Saxon Britain have been pasted into the front of Volume I. There are publisher's catalogues to the rear of Volumes ii, III andV-X. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Externally generally nice and bright, with just a bit of bumping and slightly rubbed to extremities. Six hinges of the hinges are a bit weak. Internally, generally firmly bound, although sometimes strained in places, with a small number of pages working slightly loose. Generally nice and bright and clean with just somespots to first and last few pages and textblock edges,occasionally affecting margins. Small labels have been removed from the front pastedowns of Volumes IIandV-IX, leaving slight residue. Ink signature of J. E. Bednall, Birmingham, to verso of front free-endpaper of Volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        SARDINIA AND ITS RESOURCES

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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