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      San Francisco:: Dickman - Jones Co. Lith.. (n. d.).. Envelope, oblong format: 5-5/8" x 9-5/8". Map: 28-3/8" x 21" 1st printing (presumed), ca 1885.. Map affixed to original, lithographed wallet-style mailing envelope.. General wear, age-toning & soiling to envelope, which is addressed to. one "Frank A Leach / c/o Oakland Enquirer / Oakland Calif". Map with. a few short tears along fold-seams. Withal, a VG - VG+ exemplar.. Remarkable color lithograph map of California, which shows drainage, county boundaries & acreage, railroads, principal products, and annual rainfall. Includes profile of the Sierra Nevada, 20 vignettes of places of interest [e.g., Golden Gate, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Hotel del Monte & Coronado], and 3 inset maps. We find only one auction record of this item, in 2012, which brought over fifteen hundred dollars, and that copy without the mailing envelope. Rare, especially in this original format.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Montcalm and Wolfe. Two volumes.

      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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        Meyers Konversations-lexicon: Ein Encyclopadie Des Allemeinen Wissens.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1885. . Fourth complete revised edition in 17 volumes. Text in German. Includes black-and-white and color plates of wildlife, peoples, maps, and period technologies. Rebound in full black library buckram with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. A fine set. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        McLear & Kendall, Carriage Manufacturers, Corner of Ninth and Kings Streets, Wilmington, Del. -216, 281, 220 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Pa. -Corner of Meeting and Worth Sts, Charleston, S.C.

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

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        Über Coca. (Separatabdruck)

      Durchgesehener und erweiterter Separatabdruck aus: Centralblatt für die gesamte Therapie, 11:1- 26. Auflage von 500 Stück.Erste Coca-Arbeit Freuds in der überaus seltenen Originalbroschur.Vgl. Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1884e. Wir legen ein Exemplar aus Freuds Bibliothek bei: Meller Josef Gedenkworte zum 50. Jahrestage des Vortrages von Dr. Karl Koller über das Kokain vor der Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien. Wien, Julius Springer 1934. 13 Seiten. Sonderabdruck aus: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1934, 47 (44): 1313- 1317 (Sonderabdruck S.1-13). Genauere Beschreibung auf Anfrage. Vgl. Freuds Bibliothek: Vollständiger Katalog herausgegeben von J. Keith Davies und Gerhard Fichtner. Tübingen, Edition Diskord 2006.

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        Hunting Trips of a Ranchman; sketches of sport on the northern cattle plains.

      . Illustrated by A. B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J. C. Beard, Fannie Gifford and Henry Sandham. One of 500 numbered copies of the large-paper Medora Edition standing eleven inches tall. Bound in publisher's original tan cloth with front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Professionally rebacked. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Marigold Garden. Pictures and Rhymes.

      London, George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, New York: 9, Lafayette Place c. 1885. 60 p. with colourillustr. by Kate Greenaway, printed by Edmund Evans. Orig. green glazed pictorial boards with brown cloth spine, all edges yellow, green endpapers. Inner joints partly cracked

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        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.

      Printed by the Burton Club for private subscribers only. n.d. 1885.. "Bagdad edition" limited to 1000 numbered sets of which this is number 504." In 17 volumes comprising 10 volumes of nights with 7 volumes of supplemental nights. Black and white tissue guarded frontispieces and other illustrations throughout. In original light grey/beige cloth with paper spine labels. These are 17 volumes and we would ask customers to contact us directly about shipping costs. We cannot dispatch these to certain various destinations abroad.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
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        A Monograph of the Hirundinidae or Family of Swallows. 2 volume set

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1885.. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib. Library stamp on reverse of and at margin of each plate. Bookplates. lxvii; [400pp] + plates :: 103 hand-coloured plates :: 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Published: 1885-1894

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        Union Bank of Spain and England Limited. Domicilio social: Madrid, 3, Bordadores. Londres, 21, Old Broad Street, East Center

      Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1885. 16 x 11,5 cms.; 59 pp. y un estadillo plegado. Excelente impresión sobre papel fuerte. Magnífica encuadernación en tafilete burdeos, hierros dorados en lomo, filetes, hierros y superlibros con el escudo de España en ambos planos. Guardas en moaré. Cantos y ontracantos dorados con ruedas. Encuadernación firmada por Ginesta. Extraordinario ejemplar de un rarísimo documento económico del siglo XIX español. El «Union Bank of Spain and England» fue el único Banco británico establecido en España. El inicio de su actividad tuvo lugar en Madrid, en 1882, bajo legislación inglesa, como una rama del joint stock «Union Bank» fundado en Londres el mismo año y su capital escriturado era de un millón de libras esterlinas, de las cuales 450.000 desembolsadas. En 1892 tenía ya Sucursales en Barcelona, Bilbao, Sevilla y Valencia, siendo sus actividades, aparte de las operaciones generales de Banca y venta de Oro y Divisas, las relacionadas con la financiación de Ferrocarriles en el Sur de España, entre las que se cuenta el de Baza a Granada. Los personajes ligados a la Empresa fueron , entre otros, los ingleses Hanbury Barclay, Bernard Tindal Bosanquet, Joseph H. Gibbs, W. H. O'Shea, John G Sandeman, de la Firma Sandeman de vinos en Londres, Jerez, Lisboa y Oporto, Robert H. Willis, de la Firma Pedro Domecq y Compañía, de Londres, Jerez y Cádiz, y los españoles M.S. López, propietario, Hipólito Finat, propietario y antiguo miembro del Consejo del Banco de España, Federico López Gaviria, Marqués de Perijaa, y G. O'Shea , de O'Shea y Compañía, de Madrid. Pese a todo el Banco se vió afectado por la Crisis de 1892 y en 1895 los depósitos habian disminuido de forma alarmante lo que llevó a que en 1896 dejase de operar. Un año después fue liquidado.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Die elephantiastischen Formen. Eine umfassende Darstellung der angeborenen und erworbenen Elephantiasis sowie aller verwandten Leiden.

      Folio. 29 (4 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln, IX, 291 S. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprätem Titel auf Rücken und Vorderdeckel sowie etwas Blindprägung (Kapitale oben und unten sorgfältig restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. - Goldschmid 258: "Dargestellt sind die verschiedenen unter dem Sammelbegriff Elephantiasis vorkommenden Veränderungen, Geschwülste der Blut- und Lymphgefäße, Fibrome, Neurome, Papillome." - Zu Beginn mit einer Geschichte der Elephantiasis. - Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch (1823-1908) habilitierte sich 1849 für Chirurgie, wurde 1854 Nachfolger von Stromeyer als Direktor der chirurgischen Klinik Kiel, 1866 wurde ihm die Leitung sämtlicher Berliner Lazarette übertragen, am Krieg 1870/71 nahm er als Generalarzt der Reserve teil. 1882 erfolgte die Wahl in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. Er erwarb sich große Verdienste um die Unfall- und Kriegschirurgie und des deutschen Samariterwesens. - Fliegender Vorsatz teils angerändert und mit aufgeklebtem Foto von Esmarch. Sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
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        Grover Cleveland Demonstrates a Washingtonian Vision of the Presidency

      When a president's work is done, we "should expect the person we have thus designated to resume his place among his fellow citizens"& When Cleveland took office in 1885, one world was ending and a new one was emerging. The signs were every- where: a complete, national railroad grid was being built, cities were being wired for electrity, and the telephone system was starting to be installed. In the political arena, Cleveland bridged the time between the old and the new - from when Congress dominated na- tional affairs to the modern era when the Executive branch would do so.& Cleveland was elected by pledging to bring integrity to government, and saw two aspects of this in his role as president. One was that of a righteous watchdog making sure other politi- cians stayed honest. The second was to conduct himself personally in such a way as to set an example of integ- rity, making his acts match his words. His White House was a place not of& ostentation, lavish living, arrogance, or self-importance, nor where the well- connected could rely on their interests being served, but one where true public service and disinterested honesty were foremost. He was self-reliant to a re- markable degree, conducting the presidency with one telephone and sometimes answering the door himself. The people loved him for it.& To Cleveland, the essence of presidential integrity was that the president must consider himself just an average citizen selected for a short time to manage the people's affairs. To believe otherwise, to consider that he was an important per- son deserving special treatment (and by extension that his friends and relatives were special people deserving special attention), would be to betray the hopes of the nation, as it would lead to a governing oligarchy consisting of the power- ful and the wealthy. He would have been scandalized by the presidency of the modern era. Here is a succinct statement of his philosophy.& Autograph Letter Signed in the years between his two terms, three pages 8vo, Buzzard's Bay, Mass., June 14, 1891, to Julius Strause, who had apparently been referred to Cleveland by the noted author Hamlin Garland. "Mr. Garland has sent to me your letter of June 3d in which you request of him a letter or other writ- ing of mine. He suggests that I furnish something that will answer your purpose. I can hardly imagine that my efforts in this direction will be of any great value to you and yet I am certainly willing to accede to your request. I suppose your desire arises from the fact that I have occupied the office of President. It is a great and profoundly& Page 51& Page 52& responsible office. But it seems to me that, as Americans, we ought to regard it merely as a designation of one of our number to do for us certain work under our government by the people; and that when this work is done should expect the person we have thus designated, to resume his place among his fellow citizens- no wiser and not particularly better than the rest of our people, by reason of his having occupied the position to which they called him."& This is by far the finest statement on the presidency by a president that we have ever seen, or, in fact, that could be ever made.

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        BULLETTINO DI PALETNOLOGIA ITALIANA fondato e diretto da G. CHIERICI, L. PIGORINI E P. STROBEL (12 annate complete dal 1885 al 1908), Parma, Battei Luigi, 1885

      formato 16 x 24, le brossure necessitano di restauri e magari rilegature (nel prezzo ne abbiamo tenuto conto) Sono presenti numerose illustrazioni dell'epoca ed anche tante tavole fuori testo con reperti straordinari di ritrovamenti lungo gli anni (specialmente nella regione emliana con località anche di Parma e Reggio Emilia) Le edizioni sono strettamente legate all'autorevolezza ed alle grandi conoscenze dei tre protagonisti PIGORINI LUIGI (Fontanellato 1842-Padova 1925) insigne studioso ed uomo politico al quale è intitolato un grande museo a Parma ED E' CONSIDERATO IL PADRE DELLA PALETNOLOGIA ITALIANA.- CHIERICI GAETANO (Reggio Emilia 1819- ivi 1886) etnologo italiano assai importante, Istitui il Museo di Reggio Emilila. DE STROBEL PELLEGRINO (Milano 1821-Traversetolo PR 1895) Grandissimo naturalista figlio del DE STROBEL consigliere amministrartivo della amata duchessa MARIA LUIGIA . Fu anche docente di mineralogia, geologia e zoologia alla Università di Parma-. Fondò a Buenos Aires la facoltà di Scienze Naturali e compi' numerosi viaggi esplorativi in PATAGONIA. Questo insieme risulta essere assai raro e con argomenti e tavole ricercate.. , ANNO XI - 1885 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.196 ANNO XII - 1886 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.264 ANNO XIII - 1887 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.208 ANNO XIV - 1888 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.212 ANNO XV - 1889 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.236 ANNO XVI - 1890 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.216 ANNO XXIX- 1903 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.244 ANNO XXX - 1904 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.320. ANNO XXXI- 1905 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.228 ANNO XXXII-1906 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.292 ANNO XXXIII 1907- completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.237 ANNO XXXIV 1908- completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.215 il lotto di queste 12 annate viene offerto in blocco a

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      129 Faubourg St. Honore Paris CUISINE & PATISSERIE DU GOURMET, 129 Faubourg St. Honore, Paris, (ca. 1885), a vg+ copy. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Rare. Text in French.

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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      Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento Mexico: Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. Two volumes bound in one. 260 pages, plus an atlas with two title-pages and 39 colored plates. 11 1/4 x 8 inches. Calf backed boards. A fine, bright copy.A place name book for pre-Columbian Mexico. The 462 hieroglyphs were extracted mainly from the Codex Mendoza. Each is pictured in the text and has an explanation of the location the glyph was meant to describe.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB ]
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        Three Documents

      Washington, 1885. unbound. Rare assemblage of three documents pertaining to the founding, completion, and dedication of the Washington Monument. First: the original ornate August 1, 1850 subscription mailing letter titled "The Officers and Board of Managers of the Washington National Monument Society." 1 page measuring 8 1/4" x 10 1/2", with 19 facsimile signatures of the officers including Millard Fillmore as ex-officio President and Winfield Scott and Peter Force as Managers. A vignette of the original design of the Washington Monument is at the upper left. The next item is an outstanding example of the U.S. Government invitation to attend the Ceremonies on the Completion of the Washington Monument; heavy stock with no folding creases. Measures 6 1/2" x 10 1/2". In full: "The Capital, Washington, D.C. The Commission appointed under the joint resolution of Congress approved May 13th 1884, in relation to ceremonies to be the dedication of the Washington Monument...requests the pleasure of your attendance at these ceremonies to be held in the City of Washington, D.C. on February 21st 1885." Signed by John Sherman, Chairman of the Commission. Decorated with an excellent steel engraving of Gilbert Stuarts depiction of George Washington; with flags, rays of light and images of liberty surrounding the monument. The invitation is addressed in holograph to Madison Davis -- Post Office Dept. -- an African-American Postmaster appointed in Athens, Georgia on February 13, 1882.The last item is the very elusive ticket to attend the Dedication of the Washington Monument, February 21st 1885, on the Floor of the House of Representatives: "Admit bearer to the East Door leading to the Rotunda." Signed by John Sherman (in facsimile) as Chairman. This rare example has one tiny chip at the lower border and some minor foxing through the word "Dedication" -- otherwise it is in fine condition. Three years after the dedication, when the Washington Monument finally opened to the public (October 9, 1888) it was hailed as the "Worlds Tallest Structure.

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        Europas Kolonien. Nach den neuesten Quellen geschildert.

      5 volumes. Gressner & Schramm, Leipzig c. 1885. 4°. Richly illustrated with woodcut text-illustations. With maps. Uniform red pictorial cloth bindins, lavishly decorated with a.o. portraits of colonial types from most continents. One top-spine-end slightly worn; 1 back with slight spotting; otherwise a well-preserved set.. 1: West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun. 2: Das Kongogebiet und seine Nachbarländer. 3: Ost-Afrika und das Seeengebiet. 4: Süd-Afrika bis zum Sambesi und Kap Frio. 5: Die Deutschen in der Südsee. ** Popular and richly illustrated work on colonies as seen from a German perspective. Eventhough the work is about "The Colonies of Europe", the descriptions focuses on places with German representation or under German rule. The Wilhelmine ambitions served for the reading audience

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        J. Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch. Staedtewappen.

      Aus der Reihe: J. Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen, ersten Bandes, 4. Abteilung, Bände 1 und 2. Einbände leicht berieben. Gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurz Rainer]
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        Bradley's Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference

      Wm. M. Bradley & Bro. Philadelphia: Wm. M. Bradley & Bro., 1885. Hardcover. fair. Elephant folio. Three-quarter leather over red cloth with gold-lettering on cover and spine. All gilt edges. Complete American and foreign atlas, includes all of the United States as of 1885. Illustrated with 75 lightly colored double-page maps. Each map followed by an Index. Heavy water staining and age wear on binding, tearing and chipping on spine. Front board with first few pages, and back board detached but present. Contents page creased with five-inch closed tear. Heavy creasing, chipping and closed tears on title-page, closed tears and some chipping on first map. Typewritten sheet with information on each map tipped-in on inside of front board. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition.

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        "Wyanoke Coaching Club, September 13th 1885"

      New York: Long & Heppner 327 East 34th Street New York 1885 New York: Long & Heppner, 327 East 34th Street, New York, 1885. (COACHING) Photo image 10 x 14 inches, 14-3/4 x 20 inches overall. Albumen print, made on the occasion of the group's journey "From Slevin's Snug Hotel, 211 and 213 Bleeker St., to Boulevard Hotel, College Point, L.I.". Faint waterstain to upper corner of mount, away from photograph, else fine . A technically superb and imposing time exposure (some movement in the tree branches overhead), showing close to a hundred elegantly-attired Club members, a handsome four-in-hand behind them, at, presumably, their destination at the end of this Sunday excursion. Not surprisingly, they appear to be a prosperous and fairly young crowd: all are men, and one holds a banjo, although the prevailing atmosphere appears to be a serious one, perhaps a result of their successful exertions.An engaging and important historic record of New York coaching in its glory days

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        3899 The Hot Water Basins White Terrace, New Zealand [MAORI PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin, c.1885. Original signed, titled and numbered albumen print (200mm x 145mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm).

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        de Honesta disciplina lib. XXV, poetis latinis lib. V et poematon lib. II ; cum indicibus.

      In 24ø, 864 (4), pp., legatura tutta pelle, 4 nervi, tassello, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, taglio in rosso. Piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, iscrizione e data (1750) al frontespizio, piccola mancanza al margine di pagina 525/26 (non lede il testo) e al angolo inferiore dell'index. Nell'insieme molto ben conservato.

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        1550 Telegraph Construction Camp West Coast Road, New Zealand [PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin, c.1885. Original signed, titled and numbered albumen print (204mm x 138mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm).

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      London Paris New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company Limited London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited,. 1885. original bevel-edged taupe cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough-trimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in purple.. Light wear to cloth at head of spine panel and upper front corner. tip, several mid fox marks to half title page, a very good copy with. clean binding and tight inner hinges. A much better than average. copy. (#133020). First edition. According to Miller and Matthews, only about 1000 copies were printed, and some were for the American market. This copy has an inserted publisher's catalogue dated April 1885 (the earliest catalogue is dated March 1885). "AFTER LONDON is a first-class example of Victorian science-fiction and proved very popular at the time; its influence can be traced through W. H. Hudson's A CRYSTAL AGE (1887) to John Collier's TOM'S A-COLD (1933) ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 642. "Unequal, but still a minor masterpiece." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 27. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-108; (1987) 1-53; and (1995) 1-53. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 76-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 122. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 617. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07867. Sadleir 1302. Wolff 3612. Miller and Matthews B22.1a.

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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. lxvii; [400pp] + plates :: 103 hand-coloured plates :: 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Published: 1885-1894 .

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        Landscape with Original Etchings and Many Illustrations from Pictures and Drawings

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

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        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 copy with 230 plates of various types inserted by Letchford, Wood and others, some on Japanese Vellum, some tissue-guarded, some with captions, others with neither. 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, 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. Very heavy, special shipping considerations will apply.

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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.

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        The New Pictorial Parallel Royal Quarto Bible, Containing the King James and the Revised Versions...Arranged in Parallel Columns

      St. Louis and New York: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co.. 1885. Folio - 12" - 15" Tall. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Exceptional (and exceptionally large) 1885 Bible in highly decorated Victorian leather binding. Includes both the King James and Revised versions arranged in parallel columns, twelve chromolithographed color plates, and additional twelve hand colored plates depicting the parables and other New Testament scenes, eight pages of maps in color, four family record pages bordered in color, dozens of steel plate engravings on thick paper, hundreds of additional engravings throughout, family photo sections at rear. Includes Apocrypha, Bible history and dictionary, much more. Full brown leather over beveled boards with incised and beveled designs highly decorated in gilt on both front and rear covers, gilt decorated spine, edges and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, approximately 12.25 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide, 5.25 inches thick, and weighing in excess of 15 pounds. Gilt lettering and decoration bright and clear, some fairly minor edge scuffing, small chip at far bottom of spine which does not affect any of the gilt area, surface cracking to far lower joints but covers very secure, text block sound, minor chips to lower edge of title page, presentation plate and temperance pledge filled in, family record pages completed with entries for the Andrews family dating from 1811 to 1979. A very handsome and well-kept family Bible.

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        Original Autograph Letter to Francis Carco

      Paris [c1920]: Pascin Jules Pascin [Julius Pinkas aka] Vidin - 1885 / 1930. known as the "Prince of Montparnasse", was a 'colourful' Bulgarian painter famous for his lively emotional life & his paintings of his fragile 'petites filles'. ALS, [Carte Pneumatique] postmarked Paris: [c. 1920]. Addressed to the writer, poet, journalist & author of French songs of Corsican origin, Francis Carco, [1886- 1958]. Postmarked Paris, A note to Carco from Pascin: "Must leave tonight and can't come tomorrow to Taverne des Moulins", but hoping to get together upon his return at the beginning of July. In friendship / Pascin". François Carcopino-Tusoli , known as Francis Carco [1886-1958]. Writer, poet, journalist & author of French songs of Corsican origin. A very nice association item linking these two greats of this important cultural period. Double glazed [Recto /Verso] & framed to an overall size of: 12" x 13" [4" 1/4 x 5" 1/2], in a handsome sculpted black frame, elegantly triple matted. Excellent item. In his story, A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway wrote a chapter titled With Pascin At the Dôme, recounting a night in 1923 when he had stopped off at Le Dôme and met Pascin escorted by two models. Hemingway's depiction of the events of that night are considered one of the defining images of Montparnasse at the time.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

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        Tall Chimney Construction. A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Tall Chimney Shafts, Containing Details of Upwards of Eighty Existing Mill, Enginehouse, Brick Works, Cement Works, and Other Chimneys in England, America and the Continent...

      Manchester & Lewes: John Calvert. & Farncombe and Co., 1885.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo. The title continues: "Constructed in Brick, Stone, Iron and Concrete". Hardback, 160mm x 253mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). Pp 136pp + 10 plates, with a total of 82 illustrations. Neat signatures of three previous owners to the front free endpaper, and the engraved heraldic bookplate of James Charles Herbert Crosland, motto 'Ultra Pergere', to the front pastedown. [Crosland's signature appears also in the upper blank margins of the Title and Index leaves.] Minor rubs to cloth edges and corners and some light foxing to prelims, otherwise very good, in the original blind-ruled, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.

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        King Philip (Makers of History, Illustrated)

      Harper & Brothers Publishers. Hardcover. 1885. First Harper & Brothers Publishers Printing. 410 pages. 1 lb. (Hardcover with green cloth boards, black spine with gold lettering-no dust jacket) Good Condition. light streak of clear soil/slight curvature of front cover, edge/cover wear, Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! King Philip (Makers of History, Illustrated) by John S. C. Abbott, History, Biblio . Good. 1885. 1st Harper & Brothers Printing Edition.

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        Sketches in the Soudan

      London: R. H. Porter, 1885. A history of the Nile expedition of 1884-5, which was part of the effort to relieve General Gordon at Khartum in the Soudan, taken from author's diary sketch book with a description of the events leading up to each sketch. .1885 (Feb) map, tinted lithograph half-title and 37 colored lithographed plates by Keulemanns after the author,, unpaginated though 4pp list of subscribers, 2pp advertisements,oblong folio, original printed boards with original vellum spine now soiled. Some light tanning to text pages facing sketches, though sketches themselves are immaculate. Boards shows signs of shelfwear and rubbing, with some blemishes (see photo). Author's signature to the printed dedication page showing the inscription ''This Volume of Sketches is Dedicated by Special Permission to Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen by her faithful subject and devoted servant WWC. Verner Captain Rifle Brigade.''. Signed by Author. First Edition. Stiff Board Covers. Good. Illus. by Author, Keulemanns. Landscape Folio .

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        Water-Babies, The

      1885. A Fine Cosway Binding with a Portrait Miniature on Ivory by Miss C.B. Currie[COSWAY BINDING]. KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. New Edition. With One Hundred Illustrations by Linley Sambourne. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885.First edition illustrated by Linley Sambourne (first published in book form in 1863, with illustrations by Noel Paton). Small quarto (7 15/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 202 x 158 mm.). viii, 371, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Wood-engravings text illustrations.In a fine Cosway Binding by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of full red crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, front cover set a fine rectangular miniature portrait on ivory under bevelled glass (3 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches; 89 x 66 mm.) of Charles Kingsley by Miss C.B. Currie, within an inner gilt double fillet border and a wide outer gilt floral and leaf border (in the style of Charles MacLeish). Spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, and decoratively tooled in gilt in a similar floral and leaf design in the remaining four compartments, with the date in gilt at the foot. Board edges with gilt double fillet, turn-ins ruled in gilt with similar gilt floral corner ornaments, dark green watered silk doublures and liners, all edges gilt. Stamped in gilt on the rear doublure: “Miniatures by C.B. Currie.” Additionally stamped in gilt on the fore-edges of the front and rear boards: “Cosway Binding” and “Invented by J.H. Stonehouse.” An inserted certificate leaf signed by both Stonehouse and Currie and numbered in ink identifies the present copy as being “No. 951 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J.H. Stonehouse, with Miniatures on Ivory by Miss Currie.” Signed: J.H. Stonehouse, Inventor and C.B. Currie, Artist. Original front and rear blue cloth covers bound in at end. A superb example. Housed in a velvet-lined red cloth clamshell case.Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), “English draughtsman, illustrator and designer, was born in London, on the 4th of January 1844. He was educated at the City of London School, and also received a few months’ education at the South Kensington School of Art. After a six years' ‘gentleman apprenticeship’ with John Penn & Son, marine engineers, Greenwich, his humorous and fanciful sketches made surreptitiously in the drawing-office of that firm were shown to Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, and at once secured him an invitation to draw for that journal. In April 1867 appeared his first sketch, ‘Pros and Cons,’ and from that time his work was regularly seen, with rare exceptions, in the weekly pages of Punch. In 1871 he was called to the Punch ‘table.’ At the beginning he made his name by his ‘social’ drawings and especially by his highly elaborated initial letters. He drew his first political cartoon, properly so-called, in 1884, and ten years later began regularly to design the weekly second cartoon, following Sir John Tenniel as chief cartoonist in 1901. Examples of his best work in book illustration are in Sir F.C. Burnand’s New Sandford and Merton (1872), and in Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies (1885), which contains some of his most delicate and delightful drawings. The design for the Diploma for the Fisheries Exhibition (1883) is of its kind one of the most extraordinary things in English art. As a political designer, while distinguished for wit and force, he was invariably refined and good-humoured to the uttermost; yet it is essentially as an artist that he takes his highest place. He died on the 3rd of August 1910. See M.H. Spielmann, The History of Punch (London, 1895)” (Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition).

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        Auf dem Lande

      München: Braun & Schneider, 1885. Hardcover. Fair. Lothar Meggendorfer. Achte auflage. A rare Meggendorfer panorama presented on leporello folds, with 10 panels [possibly the last two panels are missing]. The continuous scene that runs across the panels starts with families arriving on trains to pick berries in a forest. The scene then moves on to the animals in the forest and then the farmers working their fields at the edge of the forest. Then it goes on to show the children working at the farm, gathering kindle wood, and then on to the farm animals and to the river bank where the children are fishing and playing with their toy boats. With a large riverboat in the background [that says Bavaria on its side] there are the fishermen in the deeper waters of the river. The scene progresses to the other side of the river where there is more fishing and basket traps for fish and lots of ducks leading up to the shore where there is another farmyard. There is a verse, in German, running along underneath all 10 panels. The book was printed by Meisenbach, most likely using his newly invented halftone process. On inspection I believe that the main images were printed from screened halftone blocks and the colour added with several line blocks - giving a hand coloured look. One of the cloth backstrips between two panels has been replaced. There is some chipping to the upper board edges along the backstrip. Some of the joins are loose but all are intact and the panorama can be quite safely fully opened to be viewed in its full glory of over 3 metres! As mentioned above, I think that there should be 12 panels. Each panel: 19x31 cm.

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      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Hard Cover. 12mo. FINE BINDINGS WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS; 2 Volumes in full blue leather with school prize decoration stamped on each front board; one Fore-edge painting of Beddgelert Bridge in Snowdonia, Wales; the other is a fabulous image of W. S. Henson's design for an aerial steam carriage; digital photos available upon request. Very Good+ binding.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS (13 Volume Set) (Leather Bound)

      Dewolfe, Fiske & Company. Good+;. c. 1885. Hardcover. 13 volume set. Three quarter tan leather bound covers with brown marbled boards, 5 raised bands, burgundy and black spine labels, and gilt spine decor. Covers have wear to the extremities. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Illustrated title pages. Marbled page edges with matching marbled endsheets and paste downs. .

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        Original [Double] Signed Photograph

      Maurois, Andre [Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, 1885-1967] & Rudyard [Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936] Maurois, Andre [Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, 1885-1967] & Rudyard [Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936]. Original 4" x 6" Black & White photo Signed. A terrific photo in excellent condition with strong signatures by both authors at the lower portion. A rather unique image set on the path of the estate gardens, with both authors relaxed & enjoying each others company. Although Kipling was 20-years older, he and Maurois were friends & colleagues. Beautifully framed & glazed & creatively triple matted to an overall size of 13" x 16. An excellent display. "A people always ends by resembling its shadow." Said by Kipling to Author & Critic André Maurois c. 1930, on the subject of the transformation of Germany. Quoted in Maurois, The Art of Writing, "The Writer's Craft," Sect. 2 (1960). Signed by Author. Original Photo. Framed & Glazed.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques And Discoveries of the English Nation

      Edinburgh: E. & G.Goldsmid, 1885-90. Fourth Edition of this famous compilation, one of the great chronicles of Elizabethan maritime exploration by one of England?s most vigorous propagandists, a work referred to by Froude as ?the prose epic of the modern English nation?. It was first published in 1589, with a second enlarged edition appearing in 1599-1600, and a third in 1809-10. The work relates English travels to the Middle East and Asia, the discoveries of the English towards the north and northeast and Russia, and voyages and travels to the northwestern arctic and North and South America from English and other sources. Related in American section, and arranged in a chronological and regional sequence, using the personal narratives of the explorers and merchants themselves, are the voyages and explorations of Frobisher and Davis to the Arctic, Cabot and Gilbert to Newfoundland, Hore to Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island, Cartier and Roberval to Canada, White to Virginia, Verrazzano, Ribault and Laudonnière to Florida, Ulloa and Drake to California, Hawkins, Hare and Lancaster to Brazil, &c. Many of the voyages recorded by Hakluyt are virtually unobtainable in their original editions, while for other great discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, his compilation remains a unique source of reference. cfHill pp. 131-32. cfHowes H-26. cfTPL 12. 16 Volumes in 10. 4to. with half-titles. titles in red & black. illustrated with facsimile maps & portraits. An attractive set in contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut (light foxing to outer blanks)

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      Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, 1885-90.. Sixteen volumes in 124 [of 126] original parts as issued. This set lacks volume 10, part 4, and volume 14, part 2, both of which have been replaced with duplicates of volume 9, part 4 (for a total of three copies of that part in this set). Titlepages printed in red and black. Several facsimiles and plates on india paper and mounted. Quarto. Each part bound in stiff vellum as issued to original subscribers. A few parts with spotting and discoloration, but mostly fine. A fine edition of Hakluyt limited to 100 copies on sumptuous large paper. The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigation to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. Includes accounts of Hariot, Frobisher, Gilbert, the Zenos brothers, Cartier, Raleigh, Laudonnière, Coronado, Drake, and many, many others.

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        [Les Classiques] Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Librairie illustr? Paris: Librairie illustrée, 1885. relié. 23x32cm. Cartonnage historié de la Librairie illustrée, dos polychrome et doré orné d'une figure de fou et d'un buste de Minerve, premier plat polychrome estampé à chaud présentant Gargantua en armure devant un village, second plat estampé à froid orné de fleurons et d'un médaillon contenant une maison de bourgade, gardes bleues d'origine. Reliure de l'époque en parfaite condition. Nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte dont certaines en couleurs d'Albert Robida. Rousseurs. Très rare édition sous cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Librairie illustrée, Paris _s.d. (1885), 23x32cm, relié en deux volumes. - Les Classiques relié en deux volumes

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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 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful limited edition of Boswell's famous biography with portraits from Sir Joshua Reynolds. Limited Edition. #218 of Five Hundred Copies. Edited by Henry Morley. Complete in Five Volumes. Withfifteenillustrations. Withfrontis portrait in each volume. Henry Morley, 1822-1894, was a journalist and literary scholar. Condition: In a recent half morocco binding, with marbled boards. With new endpapers. Externally, as new. Internally, firmly bound, clean and bright throughout with only the odd spot prominant to the first and last few pages and mildly to some plates. With slight loss to the top corner tips of the last eighty or so pages of volume two. With the half-title tipped onto a stub. A superb set. Overall: FINE..

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      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, [1885, Book Date]., 1885 Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, Book Date. Modern Custom Crafted Leather Clamshell Case [Not with Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, gilt decorated & letter spine panel, 'Sculpted' Huck embossed on the side. Black calf & goldenrod cloth, the interior with a black velour finish. A handsome case. TBCL Custom Craft available.. 1st Edition Clamshell Collecor's Case. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case.

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      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. Bound in publisher';s green cloth with title vignette block in black and gold on the upper cover; this copy has been recased retaining the original endpapers; the half title /frontispiece have some wear to the end; the portrait of Twain is a bit rubbed; previous owner name dated the year of publication is in pencil on the first blank; text has varying degrees of toning and foxing; very early state of the First Edition (perhaps the first cloth edition) with the following issue points: (1) the title page is a cancel, with the copyright notice (1884) on the verso; (2) p. [9] in the table of contents states "Huck decided" instead of "Huck decides"; (3) p. [13] has "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at page 88; 4) p. 57, line 11 up from the bottom, has "...with the was..." instead of "...with the saw..."; (5) the page number on page 155 is lacking the final "5"; (6) the cloth under the bust in the Portrait frontispiece is visible, and the Heliotype imprint is present at the bottom inner corner. Page 283, with the "suggestive" illustration of Uncle Silas has been replaced by a cancel (the original illustration is seen only in the leather-bound edition and some prospectus); digital images can be made available upon request. (BAL 3415). Good binding.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York, NY: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Blue cloth covers, pictorially stamped in gilt and black, spine decorated as well. This is an early issue with the following points: 1.) Title Leaf: Copyright notice dated 1884. 2.) Page 13: Illustration caption for "Him and another Man" listed as at page 88 although it appears on page 87. 3.) Page 57: The eleventh line from the bottom reads "Öwith the wasÖ" 4.) Page 143: "L" missing at top of illustration. 5.) Page 283: Corrected engraving, leaf is a cancel. 6.) Page 155: The second "5" is a different font and slightly larger. 7.) Page 161: no signature mark "11". 8.) Leaf 238: The final lead of the book is pasted under the terminal endpaper. 9.) Portrait Frontispiece: Imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company at lower left corner of page, no labeling of any kind on the photograph itself, tabletop cloth is visible, photograph printed in black; tissue guard intact and slightly chipped at edge fore-edge, straight line loss along bottom edge Considerable wear and scuffing at edges of cover boards, sunning to spine which, along with use, has darkened it. Spine has º" loss at the head, " loss at foot, 5/8" long horizontal tear 1-7/8" up from foot. Fraying of cover cloth along board edges, darkening to cover board edges from use, bumping and minor losses to corners. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown, first free endpaper beginning to loosen. Signature comprised of pages 131-142 is loose, but attached. Rear pastedown has split at gutter, 1/3 still intact, cover boards attached. Clean and crisp within. This is volume is in its original condition with no repairs and is encased in custom clamshell box. Photographs gladly provided. Good.

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

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Professionally repaired. See photos.. First Edition, First Issue. All points covered. Book has been professionally repaired. All pages present. Some rough edges on original end leaves. Original owner's name and date in pencil on the first original endpaper. Before and after photos are available and will send additional detail photos if requested. This is a very collectible copy.

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