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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.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.&

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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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        The Times 1885

      ONT>October to December, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressively large, heavycollection of The Times newspaper. Containing each daily issue ofThe Times between the 1st of October and the 31st of December, 1885. The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register (it became The Times on 1 January 1788). The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, including The Times of India (1838), The Straits Times (1845), The New York Times (1851) and The Irish Times (1859). It is sometimes referred to as the London Times or The Times of London for distinguishing purposes. The Times is the originator of the ubiquitous Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation for its legibility in low-tech printing. These 19th century daily issues of The Times offer an interesting window into one of the most fascinating periods in the newspaper's history:In1853 The Times was the first newspaper to send war correspondents to cover particular conflicts. W. H. Russell, the paper's correspondent with the army in the Crimean War, was immensely influential with his dispatches back to England. Such correspondents are very much visible in these pages with detailed and precise reports from all over the world provided in each issue - offering aremarkable insight into British domestic andforeign affairs in the period. Alongside these may be found a plethora ofadvertisements, obituaries, letters to the editor and weather reports. With stamp from the St James Club, a London gentlemen's club which operated between 1857 and 1978,to the upper margin of some pagesVery scarce. Condition: In a half calf binding with moire covered boards. Externally, worn. Wear is heaviest to extremities with some minorloss evident to corners and head and tail of spine. Some lifting and slight loss to backstrip. Front joint has previously failed but has been neatly and professionally repaired from the inside. Rear joint starting but has also been strengthened from the inside. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are ingood, cleancondition with no spotting and just some scattered handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A travers l'Asie centrale. La steppe Kirghize - le Turkestan russe - Boukhara - Khiva - Le pays des Turcomans et la Perse.

      Plon-Nourrit & Cie 1885 - - Plon-Nourrit & Cie, Paris _s.d. (1885), 19x26,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin cerise, dos lisse orné de triples caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, encadrements de filets à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée crème, toutes tranches dorées. Ouvrage illustré de 170 gravures dont 117 dessins de M. E. Van Huyden et 16 héliotypies. Exemplaire bien complet de sa carte dépliante in-fine. Infimes traces de frottements sans aucune gravité sur les coiffes, très bel exemplaire. . 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 : 518 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Congo and the Founding of its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1885

      London, Sampson Low, 1885. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2 vols., 1st ed., 1885, portrait frontispiece to each, two folding maps, one contained in each rear pocket , three other maps, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, a few marginal tears to fore-edges, occasional light browning, spines very slightly darkened else all original pictorial cloth very clear and bright, spine ends a little rubbed, 8vo. Scarce in original cloth.

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        WEIRD TALES; VOLUMES I AND II

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1885 Both volumes numbered 66 of "one hundred copies of this edition on laid paper, medium 8vo, with proof etching on Whatman paper, have been printed and are numbered consecutively." A new translation from the German. Collects eleven stories. Biographical memoir by J.T. Bealby with eleven tissue guarded etchings by Lalauze. Bleiler; Checklist, pg 150. Bleiler; Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 827. Privately bound in full dark blue morocco with raised bands and lettering in gilt with marbled endpapers. Pages untrimmed. Preliminary page in volume II shows long corner crease, else both volumes fine. A handsome set.. First edition. Hardcover. Illus. by Adolphe Lalauze .

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh - W. P. Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete illustratedset of Scott's classic Waverley Novels. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley (1814), which was the first. The later books bore the words by the author of Waverley on their title pages. Containing Volume I Waverley and Guy Mannering; Volume II Castle Dangerous and the Surgeon's Daughter and The Highland Widow and My Aunt Margaret's Mirror; Volume III Old Mortality, The Black Dwarf and Legends of Montrose; Volume IV The Bride of Lammermoor, and The Heart of Midlothian; Volume V Ivanhoe and The Monastery; Volumes VI The Abbot and Kenilworth; Volume VII The Pirate and The Fortunes of Nigel; Volume VIII Peveril of the Peak and Quentin Durward; Volumes IX St. Ronan's Well and Redgauntlet; Volume X The Betrothed and The Talisman; Volume XI Anne of Geierstein and Count Robert of Paris; Volume XII Woodstock and The Fair Maid of Perth; Volume XIII The Antiquary and Rob Roy. With frontispiece illustrations to each story. With notes and a glossary of Scotch words and foreign phrases, and biographical and critical notes by the editor. Many British railway locomotives were given names from the novels, and over two thousand streets in Britain have names from titles of individual novels, with 650 from Waverley alone. Complete in twenty-six volumes, bound in thirteen. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally, quitesmart, though with some rubbing to the extremities and a few marks. Spine label to The Abbot is lifting. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages aregenerally bright and clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing and some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Tales From Many Sources

      New York, Dodd Mead and Co. 1885, 1885. First edition, 4 volumes. 8vo. All bound in publisher's original dark blue cloth. Titled and decorated in gilt to spines and front boards. All volumes clean and sharp with light wear to spine ends, pale spot to lower edge front board volume III. Volume I has some minor darkening of the cloth. All volumes internally clean, with light uniform toning. Bookplate of Leon Straus to pastedown of all four volumes. An attractive set, uniformly bright and strong, very good indeed, chiefly of interest because this particular publication contains Conan Doyle's first published appearance in book form, along with an interesting array of stories from other writers. Precedes 'Dreamland and Ghostland.' Scarce. Greene and Gibson C79

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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

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        Skerryvore: Original Plans for Proposed Alterations and Municipal Map locating Skerryvore

      Bournemouth: None, 1885 and 1900. First printing. Very Good +. ORIGINAL PLANS FOR AN ADDITION TO SKERRYVORE, Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Bournemouth where he had his famous dream and then wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, among other famous works. TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL PLAN AND SECTION OF MIDDLE ROAD (2 PAGES), WITH EACH DRAWING NOTING THE LOCATION OF SKERRYVORE and indicating the property owners along Middle Road (and, thus, many of the neighbors to Skerryvore). The house plans were prepared in 1900 for proposed modifications to the house by a successor in ownership and the Middle Road plans were prepared by a surveyor for the Bournemouth Commissioners in 1895. While there are some tears to each of the documents, they are in quite nice condition overall. Skerryvore, whose lawns ran down from the house to Alum Chine Road, is where Stevenson lived from 1884 until his departure for Samoa (where he died in 1894). The home was a "wedding present" from Stevenson's father to Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, four years after their marriage--most likely the father's attempt to keep his peripatetic son near to him in his last years--and was then inherited by Stevenson upon his father's death in 1887. Named after "Skerryvore", the tallest lighthouse in Scotland and one designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson, who, like Stevenson's father, was a leading lighthouse engineer, the house was destroyed by German bombs on November 16, 1940. There now stands in its place a memorial garden containing a statue of the lighthouse for which the home was named. These ORIGINAL PLANS are unique to the market and likely comprise the only plans available, or hereafter likely to be available, for purchase. An important record of Stevenson's house and a rare opportunity for the Stevenson collector.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1885. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate. Lightly rubbed at extremities but cloth overall bright and fresh, endpapers tanned but contents otherwise very clean. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of only 1000 copies published.

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        The History of Freemasonry

      Edinburgh - T.C. & E.C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of Robert Freke Gould's famous The History of Freemasonry. A lovely leather bound copy (the original publishers deluxe binding - most were cloth)An excellent copy in great condition. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration. First or EarlyEdition (all undated). Three volumes, complete. Robert Freke Gould, 1836 - 1915, is a famousEnglishmason and masonic historian. Heentered the army ateighteen, serving with distinction, but returned to England to study law, and became a barrister in 1868. He is best remembered as an early proponent of the authentic school of masonic research and for his three volume History of Freemasonry. Gould was a founding member and the second Master of Quatuor Coronati No. 2076, London. In 1880 he was appointed Senior Grand Deacon of England. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some very mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with very occasional spots, becoming prominent on the first and last few pages only. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      438+[52 ad] pages with frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Small octavo (7 /2" x5 1/2") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and black decorative figures to cover and spine. First edition, precedes the American edition which was released in February 1885 and the British edition was released in December 1884.The Critical Reception: Contemporary Newspaper, Magazine Reviews The Hartford Courant Feb. 20, 1885 p. 2 In his latest story, Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), by Mark Twain, Mr. Clemens has made a very distinct literary advance over Tom Sawyer, as an interpreter of human nature and a contributor to our stock of original pictures of American life. Still adhering to his plan of narrating the adventures of boys, with a primeval and Robin Hood freshness, he has broadened his canvas and given us a picture of a people, of a geographical region, of a life that is new in the world. The scene of his romance is the Mississippi river. Mr. Clemens has written of this river before specifically, but he has not before presented it to the imagination so distinctly nor so powerfully. Huck Finn's voyage down the Mississippi with the run away nigger Jim, and with occasionally other companions, is an adventure fascinating in itself as any of the classic outlaw stories, but in order that the reader may know what the author has done for him, let him notice the impression left on his mind of this lawless, mysterious, wonderful Mississippi, when he has closed the book. But it is not alone the river that is indelibly impressed upon the mind, the life that went up and down it and went on along its banks are projected with extraordinary power. Incidentally, and with a true artistic instinct, the villages, the cabins, the people of this river become startlingly real. The beauty of this is that it is apparently done without effort. Huck floating down the river happens to see these things and to encounter the people and the characters that made the river famous forty years ago--that is all. They do not have the air of being invented, but of being found. And the dialects of the people, white and black--what a study are they; and yet nobody talks for the sake of exhibiting a dialect. It is not necessary to believe the surprising adventures that Huck engages in, but no one will have a moment's doubt of the reality of the country and the people he meets. Another thing to be marked in the story is its dramatic power. Take the story of the Southern Vendetta--a marvelous piece of work in a purely literary point of view--and the episode of the duke and the king, with its pictures of Mississippi communities, both of which our readers probably saw in the Century magazine. They are equaled in dramatic force by nothing recently in literature. We are not in this notice telling the story or quoting from a book that nearly everybody is sure to read, but it is proper to say that Mr. Clemens strikes in a very amusing way certain psychological problems. What, for instance, in the case of Huck, the son of the town drunkard, perverted from the time of his birth, is conscience, and how does it work? Most amusing is the struggle Huck has with his conscience in regard to slavery. His conscience tells him, the way it has been instructed, that to help the runaway, nigger Jim to escape--to aid in stealing the property of Miss Watson, who has never injured him, is an enormous offense that will no doubt carry him to the bad place; but his affection for Jim finally induces him to violate his conscience and risk eternal punishment in helping Jim to escape. The whole study of Huck's moral nature is as serious as it is amusing, his confusion of wrong as right and his abnormal mendacity, traceable to his training from infancy, is a singular contribution to the investigation of human nature. These contradictions, however, do not interfere with the fun of the story, which has all the comicality, all the odd way of looking at life, all the whimsical turns of thought and expression that have given the author his wide fame. The story is so interesting so full of life and dramatic force, that the reader will be carried along irresistibly, and the time he loses in laughing he will make up in diligence to hurry along and find out how things come out. The San Francisco Chronicle March 15, 1885 p. 6 "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" must be pronounced the most amusing book Mark Twain has written for years. It is a more minute and faithful picture of Southwestern manners and customs fifty years ago than was "Life on the Mississippi," while in regard to the dialect it surpasses any of the author's previous stories in the command of the half-dozen species of patois which passed for the English language in old Missouri. Mark Twain may be called the Edison of our literature. There is no limit to his inventive genius, and the best proof of its range and originality is found in this book, in which the reader's interest is so strongly enlisted in the fortunes of two boys and a runaway negro that he follows their adventures with keen curiosity, although his common sense tells him that the incidents are as absurd and fantastic in many was as the "Arabian Nights." Here is where the genius and the human nature of the author come in. Nothing else can explain such a tour de force as this, in which the most unlikely materials are transmuted into a work of literary art. The plot is extremely simple. Huckleberry Finn, who appeared incidentally in the veracious adventures of Tom Sawyer, concludes to go down the Mississippi to get rid of his drunken father. He falls in with a runaway negro, and the book is given up to the adventures of this coupe on a raft on the river, re-enforced by two sharpers known as the Duke and the King, and afterward by Tom Sawyer. In many parts of the book, but especially at the outset, some of the conversations are unnecessarily spun out, on the style of the elder Dumas when he was writing at so much the word, but when the story gets under good headway it is remarkably well proportioned, and the interest is never allowed to flag for a moment. The very best episodes are those which detail the swindling schemes of the two river sharpers, who impose upon Huckleberry and the negro by declaring that they are scions of royalty. These chapters were printed in the Century under the title of "Royalty on the Mississippi," but they left the fate of the two heroes in doubt, so that most readers of the performances of the "Royal Nonesuch," and the personation of the two brothers from England will want to know what was the final result of their schemes. The incidental descriptions of character are always good. Take, for instance, this small picture of Huck's father--a typical Pike county drunkard: He was most 50, and he looked it. His hair was long and tangled and greasy and hung down, and you could see his eyes shining through it like he was behind vines. It was all black, no gray; so was his long, mixed-up whiskers. There warn't no colorin his face, where his face showed--it was white; not like another man's white, but a white to make a body sick, a whote to make a body's flesh crawl--a tree-toad white, a fish-belly white. As for his clothes--just rags, that was all. On the raft, while floating down the Mississippi, Huck has an excellent opportunity to exercise his gift for lying. This is simply phenomenal. The boy enjoys mendacity; he lies for the mere lust of lying, and the ingenuity with which he piles one fiction on top of another will excite the reader's wonder and admiration. Just before the runaways get fairly started, Huck visits a neighboring town to get information and encounters a farmer's wife. He is dressed up in an old calico gown and pretends to be a girl searching for her relations. The woman suspects his sex and tries various devices to ascertain if her suspicions are true. Among these is threading a needle and throwing a bar of lead at the rats which swarm around the house. Finally she makes Huck own up that he is a boy, and then gives him this sound advice in regard to personating a girl: "Don't you go about women in that old calico. You do a girl tolerable poor, but you might fool men, maybe. Bless you, child, when you set out to thread a needle, don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it. Hold the needle still and poke the thread at it--that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does 'tother way. And when you throw at a rat or anything hitch yourself up a-tiptoe and fetch your hand up over your head as awkward as you can, and miss your rat about six or seven foot. Throw stiff-armed from the shoulder, like there was a pivot there for it to turn on--like a girl; not from the wrist and elbow, with your arm out to one side, like a boy. And mind you, when a girl tries to catch anything in her lap she throws her knees apart; she don't clap them together the way you did when you catched the lump of lead. Why, I spotted you for a boy when you was threading the needle, and I contrived the other things just to make certain." Some of the most succulent homor is connected with the swindling exploits of the Duke and the King, who "work" the towns along the bank and make considerable money. Their crowning work was in playing the role of the English heirs of old Peter Wilks, a moneyed resident of one of the river towns, who had just died. In the construction of this plot Mark Twain surpasses himself and the amount of really plausible lies which he manages to dovetail together is something extraordinary. A half-dozen times the adventurers are on the eve of exposure, but their fertility and luck save them. Space is lacking to do more than give one extract from this episode, which is a story in itself, descriptive of the Arkansas undertaker at the funeral of old Peter: When the place was packed full the undertaker he slid around in his black gloves with his softy soothering ways, putting on the last touches, and getting people and things all ship-shape and comfortable, and making no more sound than a cat. He never spoke; he moved people around, he squeezed in late ones, he opened up passageways, and done it with nods, and signs with his hands. Then he took his place over against the wall. He was the softest, glidingest, stealthiest man I ever see; and there warn't no more smile to him than there is to a ham. They had borrowed a melodeum -- a sick one; and when everything was ready a young woman set down and worked it, and it was pretty skreeky and colicky, and everybody joined in and sung, and Peter was the only one that had a good thing, according to my notion. Then the Reverend Hobson opened up, slow and solemn, and begun to talk; and straight off the most outrageous row busted out in the cellar a body ever heard; it was only one dog, but he made a most powerful racket, and he kept it up right along; the parson he had to stand there, over the coffin, and wait -- you couldn't hear yourself think. It was right down awkward, and nobody didn't seem to know what to do. But pretty soon they see that long-legged undertaker make a sign to the preacher as much as to say, "Don't you worry -- just depend on me." Then he stooped down and begun to glide along the wall, just his shoulders showing over the people's heads. So he glided along, and the powwow and racket getting more and more outrageous all the time; and at last, when he had gone around two sides of the room, he disappears down cellar. Then in about two seconds we heard a whack, and the dog he finished up with a most amazing howl or two, and then everything was dead still, and the parson begun his solemn talk where he left off. In a minute or two here comes this undertaker's back and shoulders gliding along the wall again; and so he glided and glided around three sides of the room, and then rose up, and shaded his mouth with his hands, and stretched his neck out towards the preacher, over the people's heads, and says, in a kind of a coarse whisper, "He had a rat!" Then he drooped down and glided along the wall again to his place. You could see it was a great satisfaction to the people, because naturally they wanted to know. A little thing like that don't cost nothing, and it's just the little things that makes a man to be looked up to and liked. There warn't no more popular man in town than what that undertaker was. There are dozens of descriptive bits as good as this and others in which there is no attempt at caricature, such, for instance, as the picture of the old one-horse cotton plantation of Phelps, which any one who has seen the South will recognize as a type. What Mark Twain can do in short sketches of persons is shown by the portrait of old Mrs. Hotchkiss, which is one of the best things in the book. Any one who has ever lived in the Southwest, or who has visited that section, will recognize the truth of all these sketches and the art with which they are brought into this story. To all readers we can commend the story as eminently readable. The person who can withstand the abounding humor of this book must be proof against all jokes except of the Joe Miller order. The volume is very well gotten up, the illustrations adding materially to the fun of the story. The New York Herald March 18, 1885 p. 6 "Huckleberry Finn" in Concord The sage censors of the Concord public library have unanimously reached the conclusion that "Huckleberry Finn" is not the sort of reading matter for the knowledge seekers of a town which boasts the only "summer school of philosophy" in the universe. They have accordingly banished it from the shelves of that institution. The reasons which moved them to this action are weighty and to the point. One of the Library Committee, while not prepared to hazard the opinion that the book is "absolutely immoral in its tone," does not hesitate to declare that to him "it seems to contain but very little humor." Another committeeman perused the volume with great care and discovered that it was "couched in the language of a rough, ignorant dialect" and that "all through its pages there is a systematic use of bad grammar and an employment of inelegant expressions." The third member voted the book "flippant" and "trash of the veriest sort." They all united in the verdict that "it deals with a series of experiences that are certainly not elevating," and voted that it could not be tolerated in the public library. The committee very considerately explain the mystery of how this unworthy production happened to find its way into the collection under their charge. "Knowing the author's reputation," and presumably being familiar with the philosophic pages of "The Innocents Abroad," "Roughing It," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "The Jumping Frog," &c., they deemed it "totally unnecessary to make a very careful examination of 'Huckleberry Finn' before sending it to Concord." But the learned librarian, probably seizing upon it on its arrival to peruse it with eager zest, "was not particularly pleased with it." He promptly communicated his feelings to the committee, who at once proceeded to enter upon a critical reading of the suspected volume, with the results that are now laid before the public. Condition:Spine age darkened, touch of rubbing to corners, some wear and age darkening to front issue guard else a very good copy.

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments,

      Benares: by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers,, 1885–8. now entitled 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. 16 volumes, octavo (238 × 150 mm). Early 20th-century brown half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, matching cloth boards, plain cream endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine set. First edition, the authentic Benares edition, issued in a limited subscription of 1,000 copies. Richard Burton's celebrated translation "has become the pre-eminent English translation of the Middle Eastern classic. It is the keystone of Burton's literary reputation" (ODNB). The original edition comprises 10 volumes of Arabian Nights and 6 Supplemental Nights. The book was not of course published in Benares, and the Kamashashtra Society was a grand-sounding cover for Burton and his friend Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights Entertainments

      Benares: Printed By the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1885-88 First edition of Burton's classic translation of The Arabian Nights and one of only 1000 sets. 10 volumes with Supplemental Nights To The Book of the Thousand Night and a Night With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory in 6 volumes. 16 volumes in all. Royal octavo, beautifully bound in contemporary three-quarter turquoise morocco with 5 raised bands and top edges in gilt. Spines toned with light chipping to the spine of volumes 2, 3, 4 and 6 of the Supplemental Nights, some rubbing and minor spotting to the boards. A very good and attractive set. One Thousand and One Nights, known as The Arabian Nights in English, dates back to Persia from the 900’s AD. Syrian and Egyptian translations were made, containing a few hundred of the 1,001 tales, and the first European translation was completed in French in 1704. This Benares edition from 1885 was translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton from several sources, and contains all 1,001 stories plus Supplemental Nights in English. The Arabian Nights contain the classic tale of the ruler Shahryar and his wife Scheherazade. The Benares edition also includes the well-known Middle-Eastern folk tales Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (volume XI), and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (supplemental volume III).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Arabian Nights - The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - Complete in 16 Volumes

      Benares : Kamashastra Society , 1885 . First Edition . Near Fine . Royal 8VO . Richard Burton's Plain and literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entitled 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 on the history of the Nights together with the Supplemental Nights with Notes, Anthropological and Explanatory. The original Kamashastra Edition (a publishing fiction created by Burton and Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot to avoid Britain's pornography laws) with the full text, this being a special extra-illustrated set with 230 plates of various types by Letchford, Wood and others, some on Japanese Vellum, some tissue-guarded, some with captions, others with neither, all taken from later, lesser printings. Beautifully bound by Birdsall of Northampton in crimson crushed levant morocco with elaborate gilt tooled borders on both sides, gilt tooled and panelled spines, wide gilt inside borders and the title rendered on the front covers in elaborate Arabic gilt inscriptions, TEG. Armorial bookplate in all volumes together with a plain square label on the FFEP, another larger rectangular label on its verso and a circular stamp on a blank preliminary all indentifying the books as property of a post-secondary institution. The books were part of a bequest and were never circulated or even made available to the public. The bindings are in essentially as new condition with cardboard corners still protecting many of the edges. There is some foxing in most of the volumes, mostly around the preliminary and later pages and surrounding the plates. Penzer p. 114. A magnificent set in stunning condition and certainly one of the finest extant. Pictures available. Very heavy, special shipping considerations will apply.

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        RECUEIL DE THESES ET MEMOIRES DE STOMATOLOGIE RECUEILLIS PAR EMILE MAGITOT

      Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. L'ouvrage est en condition magnifique. Very perfect copy. Presque tous les textes sont pourvus des plats d'origine. On trouve relié à la suite : ROBIN, MAGITOT. Mémoire sur la genèse et le développement des follicules dentaires chez les mammifères. Paris, Masson, 1860-61. 196 pp, 6 planches h-t. - MAGITOT. Mémoire sur les tumeurs du périoste dentaire. Paris, Baillière, 1860. 66 pp, 1 planche h-t avec manque. ROBIN, MAGITOT. Mémoire sur un organe transitoire de la vie f?tale désigné sous le nom de cartilage de Meckel. Paris, 1862. 27 pp, 1 planche h-t. LEGROS, MAGITOT. Premier mémoire. Recherches sur l'évolution du follicule dentaire chez les mammifères. Paris, Baillière, 1881. 53 pp, 6 planches h-t. Contributions à l'étude du développement des dents. Deuxième mémoire. Morphologie du follicule dentaire chez les mammifères. Paris, Baillière, 1879. 45 pp, 6 planches h-t. LEGROS, MAGITOT. Troisième mémoire. Formation de l'organe dentaire chez les mammifères. Paris, Baillière, 1881. 40 pp, 2 planches h-t. MAGITOT, LEGROS. De la chronologie du follicule dentaire chez l'homme. 1873. 5 pp. MAGITOT. Des lois de la dentition chez les vertébrés. Etudes de physiologie comparée. Paris, Baillière, 1883. 46 pp. MAGITOT. De l'anomalie de siège ou hétérotopie. Paginé de 423 à 446. MAGITOT. De l'anomalie de nombre. Paris, Baillière, 1875. 82 pp. MAGITOT. Des anomalies de structure. 1875. Paginé de 261 à 287. MAGITOT. Etudes sur les altérations de tissus dans la carie dentaire. Paris, Baillière, 1867. 42 pp, 2 planches h-t. MAGITOT. Etudes cliniques sur les accidents de l'éruption des dents chez l'homme. Paris, Asselin, 1881. 51 pp. - PIETKIEWICZ. De la variété rotation sur l'axe et de son traitement par la luxation immédiate. Paris, Doin, 1876. 23 pp, 13 illustrations in-t. MAGITOT. Des limites de curabilité de la carie dentaire. London, 1881. 10 pp. Etudes de statistique thérapeutique sur la curabilité de la carie dentaire. 9 pp, 1 tableau h-t. MAGITOT. Etudes cliniques sur l'érosion des dents, considérée comme signe rétrospectif de l'éclampsie infantile. Paris, Chamerot, 1881. 27 pp. MAGITOT. De la glassodynie. (1887). 8 pp. MAGITOT. Instructions relatives à l'examen de la bouche et des dents dans les écoles. Paris, Masson, 1885. 16 pp Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        From Paris To Pekin Over Siberian Snows. A Narrative Of A Journey By Sledge Over The Snows Of European Russia And Siberia, By Caravan Through Mongolia, Across The Gobi Desert And The Great Wall, And By Mule Palanquin Through China To Pekin. - an excellent copy.

      Sonnenschein & Co., London 1885 - 8v. First edition in English. There is a little rubbing and some foxing to the fore-edge and preliminary leaves - a lovely copy in the original finely decorated cloth. xix, 428, with folding map and plates engraved on wood. School prize label on front paste-down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMERICAN PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION BY EMINENT COMPOSERS 1885

      OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, BOSTON 1885 - TITLE: AMERICAN PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION BY EMINENT COMPOSERS 1885 AUTHOR: EMINENT COMPOSERS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, BOSTON 1885 EDITION: First Edition assumed CATEGORY: Music, Education BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: The outside is in good minus condition with the cloth on the spine starting to separate at the hinges and looks like there may have been an old glue repair. The first front free endpaper has almost been completely cut off (see second photo). Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 9 x 11 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 215 pages. Fair++/None dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: STANDARD AND POPULAR PIANO PIECES. First Edition assumed. OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, BOSTON 1885. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS TITLE BY OLIVER & DITSON FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! OTHER OLIVER & DITSON COPIES WITH SIMILAR NAMES FROM THE 1880s ARE SELLING IN THE $450 - $2000 RANGE ON THE INTERNET!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 650 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006306 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DE THESES ET MEMOIRES DE STOMATOLOGIE RECUEILLIS PAR EMILE MAGITOT

      Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. L'ouvrage est en condition magnifique. Very perfect copy. Presque tous les textes sont pourvus des plats d'origine. On trouve relié à la suite : MAGITOT. Etudes d'anatomie topographique et chirurgicale sur la bouche. Paris, Masson, 1873. Paginé de 178 à 211. MAGITOT. Extrait du dictionnaire encyclopédique des Sciences Médicales. Paris, Masson, s-d. Paginé de 173 à 184. - MAGITOT. Etudes et expériences sur la salive considérée comme agent de la carie dentaire. Paris, Baillière, 1867. 74 pp, 10 figures in-t. Gencives. Anatomie et physiologie. Paginé de 249 à 298. MAGITOT. Pathogénie et prophylaxie des accidents industriels du phosphore et en particulier de la nécrose phosphorée. Paris, Masson 1888. 46 pp. MAGITOT. Recherches ethnologiques et statistiques sur les altérations du système dentaire. Paris, Masson, 1867. 32 pp, 1 carte dépliante h-t, 8 figures in-t. MAGITOT. De l'acide chromique et de son emploi thérapeutique dans quelques affections chirurgicales de la bouche. Paris, Hennuyer, 1869. 17 pp. Note sur deux cas de réimplantation de dents. Paris, Asselin, 1865. 8 pp. De la greffe chirurgicale dans ses applications à la thérapeutique des lésions de l'appareil dentaire. Premier mémoire. Des greffes par restitution. Paris, Masson, 1879. 68 pp. De l'état actuel de la greffe dentaire appliquée à la cure de la périostite chronique du sommet. London, 1881. 24 pp. La question des kystes des mâchoires à la société de chirurgie de Paris. Paris, Masson, 1878. 28 pp. Considérations sur les kystes du maxillaire supérieur dans leurs rapports avec le sinus. Paris, Masson, 1887. 20 pp. - Congrés français de chirurgie. Paris, Alcan, 1887. 7 pp. Du drainage chirurgical dans ses applications à la thérapeutique de la carie dentaire. 1867. 8 pp. Etudes tératologiques de la polygnathie chez l'homme. Paris, lauwereyns, 1875. 46 pp, 2 planches h-t. L'Homme et les singes anthropomorphes. Discours sur l'anatomie comparée du système dentaire chez l'homme et les singes. Paris, Masson, 1869. 32 pp. Essai sur les mutilations ethniques. Discours prononcé au congrès d'anthropologie et d'archéologie préhistorique de Lisbonne, le 25 septembre 1880. Lisbonne, 1880. Paginé de 550 à 613. LACASSAGNE, MAGITOT. Du tatouage. Recherches anthropologiques et médico-légales. Paris, Masson, 1886. 66 pp, 20 figures in-t. Etudes et expériences sur les traces de l'existence de l'homme aux temps tertiaires. Paris, Masson, 1878. 15 pp, 1 planche h-t. Contribution à l'histoire archéologique de l'Auvergne. La cité souterraine de Combperet (Puy de Dôme). Paris, Chaix, 1886. 10 pp. Description d'un nouveau cas d'hermaphrodisme. Paris, Hennuyer, 1881. 11 pp. Congrès international d'anthropologie criminelle. Lyon, 1889. 31 pp Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        A Child’s Garden of Verses

      London: Longmans, Green, 1885. First edition. Lower spine edge slightly rubbed, a tad cocked, else fine. 12mo.

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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. 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.. No copies of this year's annual recorded by OCLC. . Illustrated with cuts.

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        Dessin original de Georges Bigot à l'encre représentant une famille japonaise au bain.

      Au verso, Georges Bigot, calligraphie la légende "Au Japon, Bain de famille, moeurs domestiques. Petite Fleur, frottez un peu le dos de mon mari pendant que je m'occupe du petit". Les regards échangés entre le mari et la servante laissent augurer des développements chers à Nagisa Oshima. Georges Ferdinand Bigot, né le 7 avril 1860 à Paris dans le 5e arrondissement, mort le 10 octobre 1927 à Bièvres, est un peintre, illustrateur et caricaturiste français. Peu connu dans son pays natal, c'est au Japon qu'il passe à la postérité. L'?uvre de Bigot est aujourd'hui un des témoignages les plus précieux pour connaître les m?urs du pays du soleil levant à l'ère Meiji. Les caricatures de Bigot, reprises chaque année dans les livres de classe, sont familières à bien des Japonais. Initié au dessin par sa mère, Bigot se destine à l'art dès son enfance. À douze ans, il est admis à l'école des beaux-arts de Paris où il apprend le dessin dans les ateliers de Jean-Léon Gérôme et de Carolus-Duran. En dehors de l'École, il fait la connaissance de Philippe Burty, collectionneur d'?uvres japonaises, de Louis Gonse, historien de l'art et spécialiste de l'art japonais, et de Félix Buhot qui enseigne l'eau-forte à Bigot. Le japonisme, qui influence les milieux artistiques de Paris à cette époque-là, suscite aussi un fort intérêt à Bigot. Il participe aux illustrations de L'art japonais, ouvrage de Louis Gonse et visite le pavillon du Japon de l'Exposition universelle à Paris en 1878. Enfin, afin d'étudier la peinture traditionnelle japonaise, il prépare son départ pour le Japon. C'est en travaillant comme illustrateur pour les journaux La Vie moderne et Le Monde parisien, tout en participant aux illustrations d'un roman d'Émile Zola, Nana, que Bigot paie son voyage pour le pays du soleil levant. Il embarque en 1881 et arrive l'année suivante à Yokohama. Au Japon, il suit d'abord des cours de langue japonaise et de peinture traditionnelle, tout en enseignant le dessin et l'aquarelle à l'école militaire. Parallèlement à ces activités, il publie quelques albums de gravure comme Croquis japonais (日本素描集?) et illustre des journaux japonais. Après l'expiration de son engagement par l'école militaire, il devient professeur de français dans une école fondé par Chōmin Nakae, écrivain et penseur politique qui a traduit Du Contrat social de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Il voyage à Nikko, situé au nord de Tokyo, et à Kyushu, île du le Sud du Japon. En 1895, il épouse une japonaise dont il a un enfant. Portant un kimono et parlant le japonais, Bigot s'assimile à la vie japonaise. Lutte entre la Russie, la Chine et le Japon pour la Corée : Une partie de pêche, Tôbaé, no 1, 1887. En 1887, Bigot édite le journal satirique Tôbaé1 dans lequel il ridiculise les hommes politiques et caricature les excès de l'occidentalisation et la modernisation du Japon. Craignant une arrestation, il publie le journal dans une concession étrangère, le gouvernement de Meiji ayant considéré Bigot comme personne suspecte. Cela ne contrarie pas son enthousiasme créatif : Bigot publie un bon nombre d'albums comme La Journée d'une geisha à Tokyo (東京芸者の一日?). Quand la guerre sino-japonaise éclate, il se rend en Corée en tant qu'envoyé spécial de la revue anglaise London Graphic. Mais la disparition des concessions de 1899 décide Bigot à quitter le Japon, où il a séjourné dix-sept ans. Ayant divorcé, Bigot revient en France avec son fils et s'installe à Bièvres. Il s'y éteint en 1927. Une sérié télévisée biopic, coproduction franco-japonaise, réalisée par Olivier Gérard et Yuji Murakami, intitulée Le Kimono rouge (ビゴーを知っていますか, Bigō o shitte imasuka?, « connaissez-vous Bigot ») a été diffusée le 9 octobre 1982 sur les chaines NHK et Antenne 2. On y retrouve Yves Beneyton, Kristian Fredric, Katia Tchenko, Yoko Shimada et Bunta Sugawara Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. The Sir Joshua Reynolds edition. Spines a little faded, else a fine set. Quarto.

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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". .

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        Montcalm and Wolfe. Two volumes.

      Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1885. First Edition. One of seventy-five large paper copies. Bound in publisher's original purple cloth with spines stamped in gilt. Sun fading to spines with wear to heads and heels of spines. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Overall very good condition.

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        Edition Nationale

      Librairie de l'Edition Nationale, Emile Testard Editeur 1885 Poésie (15 volumi) -Théatre (5 volumi) - Romans (14 volumi) - Histoire (2 volumi) - Philosophie (2 volumi) - Actes et Paroles (3 volumi) - Voyage (2 volumi) - "La vie de Victor Hugo" di Louis Ulbach. Centinaia di incisioni originali, vignette o tavole f.t. (da cm 7x12 a 17x12). livre publié de 1885 à 1895 La vie de Victor Hugo par Louis Ulbach. POESIE: Odes et ballades. Les orientales. Les feuilles d?automne. Les chants du crépuscule. Les voix intérieures. Les rayons et les ombres. Les chatiments. Les contemplations I Autrefois. Les contemplations II Aujourd?hui. La légende des siècles I. La légende des siècles II. La légende des siècles III. La légende des siècles IV. Les chansons des rues et des bois. L?année terrible. L?art d?etre grand-père. Le pape. La pitié supreme. Religions et religion. L?ane. Les quatre vents de l?esprit. ROMANS: Notre-Dame de Paris I. Notre-Dame de Paris II. Han d?Islande. Bug-jargal. Le dernier jour d?un condamné. Claude Gueux. Les misérables, I Fantine. Les misérables, II Cosette. Les misérables, III Marius. Les misérables, IV L?idylle rue Plumet et l?épopée rue Saint-Denis. Les misérables, V Jean Valjean. Les travailleurs de la mer I. Les travailleurs de la mer II. L?homme qui rit I. L?homme qui rit II. Quatrevingt-treize. ACTES ET PAROLES: Avant l?exile 1841-1851. Pendant l?exil 1852-1870. Depuis l?exile 1870-1885. VOYAGE: Le Rhin I. Le Rhin II. THEATRE: Cromwell. Hernani. Marion de Lorme. Le roi s?amuse. Lucrèce Borgia. Marie Tudor. Angelo, Tyran de Padoue. La Esmeralda. Ruy Blas. Les burgraves. Torquemada. Amy Robsart. Les jumeaux. PHILOSOPHIE: Littérature et philosophie mèlées. William Shakespeare. HISTOIRE: Napoléon le petit. Histoire d?un crime 4to pp. 400 circa a volume ril recente non editoriale in mezza tela e angoli (rebound in half-cloth) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Caractères d'Imprimerie Gve Mayeur [ Fonderie typographique Mayeur ]

      Fonderie typographique Gustave Mayeur 1885 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'éiteur pleine percaline verte illustrée, Fonderie typographique Gustave Mayeur, Paris, 15 Février 1885 Beau spécimen général de la Fonderie Mayeur (reliure très lég. frottée en dos et frottée en coupes, bon état intérieur). Rare (cf. Catalogue Bérès, I, 2005, A-265) Français

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