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        A Child’s Garden of Verses

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1885 - A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. First American edition. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1885. Printed the same year as the UK first edition. In green cloth covered boards with darker green quarter cloth spine. Title, author and publisher printed on the spine in gold and title and author printed on the front cover. Binding is in very good plus condition, with edge browning and some soiling. Minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine, no loss. Contents are clean. Owner's signature on the ffep. 101 pages. A very nice copy of a very scarce book. Inventory #09-198. Price: $550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Dictionnaire de La Langue Nahuatl ou Mexicaine rédigé d'après les documnets imprimés et manuscrits les plus authentiques et précédé d'une introduction. (Nahuatl Dictionary)

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Later but fairly contemporary quarter coarse-grained green morocco, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered with author, title and date. Marbled boards, endpapers marbled, original printed wrappers bound in, lxxv+710pp.,in two columns. A very professional high quality, probably French, binding (binder not given). With the Mr. le Bon de Nervo's ornate ex-libris plate to paste-down. A little damp staining and off-setting. Photos of this on request. Weighs over 5kg packed. Insurance to be arranged. ; See Zaunmüller 25. Not in Dalby. Nahuatl is a group of related languages and dialects of the Nahuan (traditionally called "Aztecan") branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family; Folio ; lxxv+710pp pages .

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books]
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        HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN; SKETCHES OF SPORT ON THE NORTHERN CATTLE PLAINS

      New York & London: Putnam, 1885.. [16],318pp. plus plates, including proof impressions of etchings by R. Swain Gifford and J.C. Beard. Frontispiece. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Some light shelf wear. Corners slightly bumped. Overall a fresh, very good copy. This is the very uncommon "Medora Edition," limited to 500 numbered copies, constituting the actual first edition. The trade edition did not appear until the following year. One of Roosevelt's most popular publications, this is one of the two books he wrote based on his experiences as a rancher in the Dakotas in the 1880s. ADAMS HERD 1949. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT. HOWES R430, "aa." GRAFF 3560. SIX SCORE 93 (note).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS

      1885. 2. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS by [Clement Moore]. London: F. Hildesheimer, no date, circa 1885. 12mo (5 x 6 1/2"), cloth backed flexible pictorial covers, all edges gilt, rear corner repair and covers slightly darkened else VG+. Illustrated with beautiful color lithographs by E. F. Manning (5 full page and one half page in full color, 5 half-page in 3-color plus pictorial title page and color illustrations on both covers). This is a rare 19th century version of this poem with particularly lovely illustrations. Marshall 107.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        BRAZIL AND JAVA, Report On Coffee-culture In America, Asia And Africa, To H.E. The Minister Of The Colonies

      London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1885.. FIRST EDITION, 1885. 8vo, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 3 maps plus 2 large coloured maps at rear, frontispiece and 2 plates, 2 folding diagrams, pages: xii, 1-637, original publisher'sbrown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original coated brown endpapers, edges untrimmed. Binding lightly rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners bumped, blank endpapers foxed, frontispiece and title page have pale foxing, occasional foxing, bookseller's advertising label pasted to last pastedown, pale browning to folds of coloured maps, otherwise a very good copy. See: Rubens Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, page 383, " This is a classic work for the study of the history of coffee in Brazil". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Rubáiyát

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company; London, Bernard Quaritch,, [late nineteenth century]. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Folio (390 × 320 mm). Contemporary olive half morocco, title to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, illustrated title and half-title, and 52 plates by Elihu Vedder. Bookplate. Binding tanned and a little rubbed and scuffed. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of the Rubáiyát illustrated by Elihu Vedder. Originally published in 1885. Vedder (1836–1923) was an American artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy, and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. This edition of the Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Son altesse la femme

      A. Quantin Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Uncut copy. Bound as above with original wrappers bound in. Light refurbishment of front joint (outside). => A fabulous copy.. Small folio (27.5 cm; 11" ). [2] ff., [i]–xii, 312 pp., 2 l. illus. (part col.) Definitely this work was created by a bibliophile for fellow lovers of the book. When this work appeared, Uzanne (1852–1931) was in full stride as a leader of the Paris circle of men and women interested in handsomely illustrated, printed, and bound works of literature. In 1880 he launched Miscellanées bibliographiques and, soon after Son altesse la femme appeared. he introduced the influential periodicals Le Livre, Le Livre moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée. In 1889, he took part in the creation of a publishing company, the "League of Contemporary Bibliophiles." He counted among his friends the artists Jean Lorrain, Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Remy de Gourmont.Son altesse la femme essays most satirically the position of women in society from the medieval to the author's time. The chapters are: Le vray mirouer de sorcellerie, La mie du poete, La précieuse, La caillette, La citoyenne française, Les galanteries du directoire, Sous la restauration, L'amour aux champs, La parisienne moderne, and Mulieriana.The work was limited to 100 copies, all printed on Japan vellum. It has an engraved vignette on the black and red printed title, small illustrations or vignettes on 50 text pages, 11 vignette borders or headpieces (three of them in color, 10 of them in an => extra state), and 10 tipped-in color plates. The illustrations are by Henri Gervex, J.A. Gonzalès, L. Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, and Félicien Rops.Binding: Full red crushed morocco with five raised bands. Covers with a triple-rule gilt border; spine gilt extra with gilt beading on bands. Triple gilt fillet on board edges. Wide turn-ins richly tooled in gilt and with cream and blue leather inlays that are also gilt-tooled. Blue silk pastedowns and free endpapers. Marbled paper fly-leaves. All edges gilt. => Binding signed "David."Provenance: Red leather bookplate of Cortlandt Field Bishop, the famed collector of the early 20th century and, at one time, owner of the TWO most important auction galleries in NY/USA.=> Original full-color wrappers bound in.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      NY: Charles L Webster & Co., 1885. First edition. Hard cover in green decorative cloth. Published NY: Charles L Webster & Co., 1885, with 1884 on copyright page. Later state with first issue points corrected to : "was" on p57, "Him and another" p87, "L" present in illustration p143, second 5 in number larger p155, corrected engraving in signature p283, photo-gravure co NY credit no tablecloth - frontis portrait . 8vo., 7" x 8 5/8", 366pp., double frontis with tissue guard. Wear along the bottom edges of the boards, tips and spine extremities, rubbing to the cloth, two short, closed tears to outer cloth along the rear hinge, occasional light soiling, offset shadow from newspaper clipping on pp. 258-259, pencil sketch on blank endpage at rear. Signature of James E. Baldwin, Newton, NJ, 1885 on fly leaf. ( Baldwin was Chief of the Newton Fire Department 1900-1902). Binding tight, textblock straight. Good overall, internally better. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        THE TRAGEDIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE A Study With The Text Of The Folio Of 1623

      Longmans Green And Co., 1885.. 1st edn. 8vo. Rebound by Bumpus in contemporary green cloth with gilt lettered spine label, top edge gilt (head and tail of spine lightly chafed and some faint marks to boards - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xiv + 277 (front and rear endpaper a little spotted and tanned; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

      Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various rubbing, minor leaning, mild soiling, etc. Some occasional light foxing. The Alcott inscription page presents several tiny patches of marginal foxing with the inscription itself being extremely clear and legible.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN. Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York: The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. The Medora Edition, one of 500 numbered copies, large-paper. With 20 illustrations in black and white by A. B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, and others. Thick 4to, publisher’s original brown polished buckram, the spine and upper cover lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt. xvi, 318 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy of this important work. The spine is a tad mellowed, as is usual with this color cloth, and there is light wear to the tips, internally, the text block is very fine and very bright. FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER, LIMITED ISSUE. SCARCE. Roosevelt wrote in his “Foreword” of October 1898 to a joint title publication that “... the wilderness has been conquered and the game killed off. The frontier itself has vanished.” “My object in writing these books was not only to give a full account of the chase of every kind of big game proper to the United States, but also where possible to touch on their life histories....I write for my fellow ranchmen and fellow hunters, and for the young men of America, in whose veins the red blood of life runs lustily, and who joy in the strenuous pleasure that comes only as the prize of toil and exposure in the open.”

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        SPALDING'S BASE BALL GUIDE And Official League Book for 1885. A Complete Hand Book of the National Game of Base Ball

      New York and Chicago:: Published by A. G. Spalding & Bros.,. (1885).. 6-5/16" x 4-1/16". 1st printing thus, i.e., for this year. No copies of this year's annual recorded by OCLC. 145, [31] pp. Adverts last 27 pages.. Original printed pale orange paper wrappers.. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Some modest paper loss to spine. ends. Paper yellowing & becoming brittle. Withal, a sold VG copy.. Illustrated with cuts.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Son altesse la femme

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Small folio (27.5 cm; 11" ). [2] ff., [i]–xii, 312 pp., 2 l. illus. (part col.) Definitely this work was created by a bibliophile for fellow lovers of the book. When this work appeared, Uzanne (1852–1931) was in full stride as a leader of the Paris circle of men and women interested in handsomely illustrated, printed, and bound works of literature. In 1880 he launched Miscellanées bibliographiques and, soon after Son altesse la femme appeared. he introduced the influential periodicals Le Livre, Le Livre moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée. In 1889, he took part in the creation of a publishing company, the "League of Contemporary Bibliophiles." He counted among his friends the artists Jean Lorrain, Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Remy de Gourmont. Son altesse la femme essays most satirically the position of women in society from the medieval to the author's time. The chapters are: Le vray mirouer de sorcellerie, La mie du poete, La précieuse, La caillette, La citoyenne française, Les galanteries du directoire, Sous la restauration, L'amour aux champs, La parisienne moderne, and Mulieriana. The work was limited to 100 copies, all printed on Japan vellum. It has an engraved vignette on the black and red printed title, small illustrations or vignettes on 50 text pages, 11 vignette borders or headpieces (three of them in color, 10 of them in an => extra state), and 10 tipped-in color plates. The illustrations are by Henri Gervex, J.A. Gonzalès, L. Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, and Félicien Rops. Binding: Full red crushed morocco with five raised bands. Covers with a triple-rule gilt border; spine gilt extra with gilt beading on bands. Triple gilt fillet on board edges. Wide turn-ins richly tooled in gilt and with cream and blue leather inlays that are also gilt-tooled. Blue silk pastedowns and free endpapers. Marbled paper fly-leaves. All edges gilt. => Binding signed "David." Provenance: Red leather bookplate of Cortlandt Field Bishop, the famed collector of the early 20th century and, at one time, owner of the TWO most important auction galleries in NY/USA. => Original full-color wrappers bound in. Vicaire, VII, 924. Uncut copy. Bound as above with original wrappers bound in. Light refurbishment of front joint (outside). => A fabulous copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges tight. Internally a very clean copy and very unusual as such. Light wear to corners, faint tape stains to boards. Near Fine. First Printing. Publisher's library binding of full sheep, the scarcest of the bindings for this title, here very skillfully rebacked retaining the original leather spine labels. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Earliest issue for four points of BAL's seven points and with McBride's point. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points as well as most of the earliest points for BAL, lacking only the conjugate title page and having the conjugate page 283 with the vertical fly and the frontispiece with the credit to Heliotype but without the scarf. Laid in is a lottery ticket for the New Catholic Orphan Asylum in Minneapolis dated 12 September 1885. First prize was a building lot in Lakeview.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Landscape

      Seeley & Co, London, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Various. 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..

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

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company,, 1885. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. Square octavo. Original green pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gold and black. Housed in a quarter green morocco slipcase and chemise. Illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble, photogravure portrait of Clemens by Karl Gerhardt. Cloth rubbed at extremities with a few small scuffs and marks on the boards, wear to corners and spine ends, front hinge professionally repaired, occasional spots and marks to contents. A very good copy. First American edition, first printing, first issue. The traditional issue points on this book have recently been persuasively reassessed. The first printing of 30,000 copies was done using electrotype plates, produced simultaneously on different presses, hence minor variations within the first printing due to damaged plates. Only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57 the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides" (this last change overlooked by Johnson, Blanck et al.) These are the only points to distinguish between the first two printings, and our copy has all three in first state. Of the traditional issue points, this copy has the cancel p. 283 with the suggestive illustration cleaned up, as always in cloth copies. The frontispiece is in the first state with the table cloth visible and unsigned on the finished edge of the bust, but this was separately printed and inserted in copies at random, and so has no bearing on priority. Copies were issued in leather bindings (sheep or three-quarters morocco), in blue cloth for those who wanted it uniform with Tom Sawyer and, as here, in green cloth. There is no priority between them: all were first available to the public on the same day in February 1885.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LE THIBET d'après la correspondance des missionnaires

      Paris Librairie Catholique 1885 - Deuxième édition,13x22cm, 475 pp., 1 carte repliée, dos orné, relie d"époque, demi cuir, dos à 4 nerfs Premier voyage de M. Renou au Thibet, La mission du Thibet réfuggiée en pays, Alertes de 1877 à 1880, 695 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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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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        WORKS, Comprised of:] THE SNOW IMAGE AND OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES; OUR OLD HOME; TANGLEWOOD TALES; THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE; THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES; THE SCARLET LETTER; MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE; THE NEW ADAM AND EVE, ETC.; TWICE-TOLD TALES; TRUE STORIES AND HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

      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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        A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      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.

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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.

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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]

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        [FOUR MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO SEAL HUNTING IN THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS OFF THE COAST OF ALASKA]

      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.

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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")..

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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.

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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]

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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).

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        " GOMBO ZHEBES." LITTLE DICTIONARY OF CREOLE PROVERBS, SELECTED FROM SIX CREOLE DIALECTS

      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.

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        ACROSS AFRICA

      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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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        Kapitalen.

      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

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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.

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        KING SOLOMON'S MINES

      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 -.

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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.

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        MARINO FALIERO A TRAGEDY

      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.

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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.

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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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