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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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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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        AFTER LONDON; OR, WILD ENGLAND

      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 .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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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 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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        FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS] MODERN PAINTERS (2 Volumes; Set)

      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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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION

      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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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      1885. TWAIN,MARK [CLEMENS,SAMUEL]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain. NY: Charles Webster 1885 (1884). 4to, green cloth stamped in black and gold, 366p., hinges and spine ends strengthened, corners worn, many very small margin mends, front free endpapers frayed and finger soiled, overall generally clean and tight, G+ presentable copy. First U.S. edition first issue with the following points: title leaf state B - leaf is a cancel with copyright 1884, frontis 1st state A with cloth visible and Heliotype, page 13 1st state A -incorrectly listing "Him and another man" on p.88, p.57 1st state A - "with the was", p. 143 1st state A - missing "l", p.155 1st state A - with final 5 absent, p.161 1st state A- with signature mark absent, p.283 state C - engraving redone with no curve in fly (this now famous "sexy" illustration does not appear in the cloth bound editions). Illus. by E.W. KEMBLE with 174 black and white drawings. Peter Parley To Penrod p.75, BAL 3415.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case

      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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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [HUCK FINN]

      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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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Montreal: Dawson Brothers, Publisher, 1885 First Canadian Edition. Very Scarce. 4to., pp. 366. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered at the spine. A very good copy with some expert archival restoration at the extremities of the spine panel, endpapers renewed. A superior travail. Very interesting mixed points: frontis. Kemble portrait of Huck with rabbit & numerous in-text illustrations; Early copyright notice dated 1884; p.13, the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed at p.88 not p.87 as in later copies; p.57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" not "with the saw" as in later copies; p.155, has a slightly different typeface for the final "5" in the page number; p.161, has the signature mark, "11"; p.283 is integral without a pronounced curve to the trousers. An interesting note concerning the manufacture of this book. When in the hands of the our book restorer, archivalist & surgeon doing the masterful open-hearth cutting, the spine lay bare, revealing that the binding had been built-up with contemporan eous clippings from a Boston newspaper leading one to postulate that the Canadian edition might have indeed been bound in the US.. First Canadian Edition.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First Edition. Original green cloth. Still a Very Good copy. Early but not first printing. In original decorated green cloth. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Later issue for all BAL points as well as the points designated by recent scholarship. Occasional minor stain or tear but quite clean overall with sound hinges. Front free endpaper lacking but front blank still present. Spine tips and corners worn with cloth worn away from bottom edge as well.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, later issue. Original publisher's green decorated cloth. Some wear and rubbing to edges with some light fraying at spine ends and corners, and former owner gift inscription from 1886 to front endpaper. A very good, tight and still fairly bright copy, free of any repairs or restoration.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      1885. TWAIN,MARK [CLEMENS,SAMUEL]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain. NY: Charles Webster 1885 (1884). 4to, green cloth stamped in black and gold, 366p., hinges and spine ends strengthened, corners worn, many very small margin mends, front free endpapers frayed and finger soiled, overall generally clean and tight, G+ presentable copy. First U.S. edition first issue with the following points: title leaf state B - leaf is a cancel with copyright 1884, frontis 1st state A with cloth visible and Heliotype, page 13 1st state A -incorrectly listing "Him and another man" on p.88, p.57 1st state A - "with the was", p. 143 1st state A - missing "l", p.155 1st state A - with final 5 absent, p.161 1st state A- with signature mark absent, p.283 state C - engraving redone with no curve in fly (this now famous "sexy" illustration does not appear in the cloth bound editions). Illus. by E.W. KEMBLE with 174 black and white drawings. Peter Parley To Penrod p.75, BAL 3415.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1885. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. First printing with the following issue points: First issue with the table cloth visible on the table under the bust of Twain; contents page [page 9] Huck “Decided, later changed to “Decides”; illustrations [page 13] incorrectly states ill. is on page 88 but is on page87; on page 57 line 11 from the bottom with the uncorrected phrase “with the was,”, later corrected to “with the saw”; on page 143 “l” missing in Col. And “b” in body broken; last 5 in page number on page 155 is missing. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1885. Pages with some smudging throughout, else a tight first issue in as new binding. 366 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-202. Price: $3250.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. 366 pp. A lovely copy of the beloved American classic in a true first edition, first issue. Only lightest of edgewear to spine ends and corners. One elegant Spencerian script of the previous owner at upper first free endpaper is the only mark found. The first free endpaper has been re-hinged and the text block re-mulled to the cover board by our in-house bindery. At pp. 364-365 there is a darker ghosted strip where apparently a bookmark spent time. Final page has a crease and a minute repaired closed tear at fore-edge, rear gutter is starting with paper pastedown paper split, original mull intact and tight. Book meets all the criteria found in Merle Johnson's Bibliography of the Works of Mark Twain, Harper, New York & London, 1935. The list of definite features of any first state of Huckleberry Finn includes the Illustrations index on p.13; "Him and Another Man" is listed as at p.88; it appears on p. 87. On p. 57, line 23, the phrase "with the was" appears; should be as later corrected "with the saw." On page 58, line 29, the word "touched" and on p. 59, line 11, the word "would" have touches of broken type. On p. 161, where the signature # 11 should appear; it is missing. There are further examples, such as the presence of a cloth on the table where the Gerhardt bust of Twain was photographed, and others. This copy meets the criteria set forth by Johnson and in BAL 3414. The novel had no previous publication in periodical or magazine. Very Good.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.. First edition. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated green cloth with pale peach endpapers. A near fine copy with some minor rubbing to the spine tips. With the following BAL points for the first edition: The title leaf is a cancel with an 1884 copyright, The frontispiece in second state, Him and another man listed at p.88, p.57 printed “with the was”, p. 283 is a cancel, and p.155 in 3rd state. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy of this literary highspot.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (First American Edition, first issue)

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Octavo. First American Edition, first issue with all points present. Portrait frontispiece: cloth under bust is visible with "Heliotype" imprint at the bottom, tissue guard intact; title page tipped in, with copyright notice dated 1884 on the verso; "Decided" in the chapter heading for chapter six on page 9 (states "Decides" as the chapter heading in the body on page 47); page 59, line 10: "le" instead of "let," and line 11: the "d" in "would" is in broken type, with the top of the stem of the "d" pointing to the left (later states replaced with perfect type which hangs lower than the rest of the letters in the word); "Him and another man" mis-numbered as page 88 on page 13; page 57, line 23: "...with the was..." (later states have "...with the saw..."); page 143: "l" missing in "Col." (part of the illustration at top line of text); "b" in "body", line 7, is broken; page 155: lacking last digit of the page number ("5"); p. 283 tipped in, as called for.& & Beautiful modern leather binding by H and H Book Services in Glendale, California, with a facsimile illustrated design after that of the first edition. Full green Moroccan leather, with double rule in gilt and titles and designs in black and gold on the front board, double rule in gilt on the rear board, five raised bands and six compartments on the spine, with titles and designs in gilt, combed marbled endpapers, binder's stamp at the lower rear pastedown, all page edges gilt. A beautifully designed leather-bound edition of an American classic, in one of its earliest states. & & About Fine condition, with just a hint of expected aging and soil to the interior. & & Ahearn APG 035f, BAL 3415.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). By "Mark Twain" [pseud]

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885.. Large octavo. Original green pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Frontis, portrait, and illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Modest wear to fore- tips and some shallow fraying to head and toe of spine, pencil 'Xmas 1884' gift inscription and a few small finger smudges on free endsheet, small spot on lower board, short clean marginal tear in fore-edge of leaf 13/14, small early private ownership stamp (of recipient of 1884 gift inscription) in top margin of title, otherwise a very good, bright copy. First U.S. edition, first printing, mixed early issue, with the following points: the title is integral with copyright taken in 1884 (second of two possible forms for clothbound copies); p.13 lists the plate "Him and Another Man" at p.88 (earliest state); p.57 reads 'with the was' (earliest state); p.283 is a cancel (third state); p. 9: 'Decided' in chapter heading of Chapter VI, (later corrected to 'Decides'); and the portrait is in state 1. Page 155, however, has the final '5' replaced with the slightly larger '5', and the final blank is present. In regard to other observed typographical anomalies, page 59, line 7 from the bottom ends with 'le' ('let' in later copies), with the damaged 'd' in the line below; and on p.143, the 'l' in 'Col' is missing, and the 'b' of 'body' is damaged. Accompanied by: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford [etc]: The American Publishing Company, 1888. Original deep blue cloth, decorated in gilt and black. Frontis and illustrations. Light wear at extremities, otherwise a very good copy of this reprinting in original format, bearing a private ownership stamp in the upper margin of the title indicative of common provenance with its companion. BAL 3415. JOHNSON HIGHSPOT. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 87.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First Edition. green cloth. Light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good or better. Original decorated green cloth. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415: With first issue points of pages 13, 57, and 143; second issue of title page, frontispiece, and page 155; and fourth issue of page 283. Also with McBride's first issue point on page 143. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points Nineteenth century pink paper bookplate on the front pastedown with the word "Wing" and the number "1783." Hinges fine; some rubbing to gilt on the spine and a little to the cloth, mostly to the rear cover. Contents lightly foxed.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade)

      1885. first edition. First American Edition of “Huckleberry Finn,” A Spectacular Copy of the Later PrintingTWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.First American edition, later printing, with the following “traditional” bibliographical points: the title-page is a cancel, with the copyright notice dated 1884 (BAL second state, with the first state only noted in publisher’s prospectuses and advanced sheets); p. [13], the illustration captioned “Him and another Man” is correctly listed as at p. 87 (BAL second state); p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads “with the saw” (BAL second state); p. 283 is a cancel, with the engraving redone and the line indicating the fly on Silas Phelps’s trousers a straight vertical line (BAL third state, the earliest known to appear in cloth-bound copies of the book); p. 155, the final “5” in the pagination is slightly larger (BAL second state); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Photo-Gravure Co. N.Y. and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests not visible (BAL third state). Octavo (8 7/16 x 6 5/8 inches; 214 x 168 mm.). 366, [2, blank] pp. Inserted frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard, and wood-engraved text illustrations.Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Original pale peach endpapers. At one time there was a slip of paper inserted between the frontispiece and the frontispiece portrait, which has left a faint brown mark in the gutter, affecting the tissue guard for the portrait and the frontispiece. Otherwise this is as fine a copy as you could wish for, absolutely bright and fresh. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell case."In November [1884], after the first printing was finished and before the second printing of 10,000 copies was begun (the third printing of another 10,000 copies did not follow until March, 1885), the plates were corrected to reflect three changes in the text: at page 13 the erroneous page reference ‘88' was changed to ‘87'; at page 57 the misprint ‘with the was' was corrected to ‘with the saw'; and at page 9 [the ‘Contents' leaf] the misprint ‘Decided' was corrected to ‘Decides.' This last change was overlooked by Johnson, BAL, and every other bibliographer, but was noted by the Iowa-Berkeley editors of HUCK FINN. Because these three changes are documented as having been made between the first and second printings, they can absolutely distinguish the first and second printing sheets from each other. While mixing of sheets can sometimes occur during the collating or binding process, no copy of HUCK FINN has been found that does not have all three of these changes present, or all three absent. That strongly suggests that no mixing of first and second printing sheets took place. Unlike those changes made between the two printings, the corrections made to the plates during the course of the first printing are of no use in distinguishing between the two printings. By early November, the sheets of HUCK FINN were being forwarded for binding, and within a week or two it was discovered that the illustration at page 283 had been altered in the master plate to make it appear as if Uncle Silas was exposing his penis. By the time the ribald alteration (that's BAL's term, not mine) was discovered, the first printing was finished, and some sheets may have been in bindings, some sheets had been gathered and sewn, and some were collated but not yet sewn…No copies of the book, in cloth or in leather, show clear evidence of having had page 283 cancelled after binding. All surviving copies that contain the cancelled page, when closely examined, show evidence that the cancel took place after the sheets were sewn, but before they were nipped and trimmed for casing into the binding…In addition to the obscene illustration, a change was made in the plate for the copyright page, correcting the copyright date from 1885 to 1884. No copies of the book exist with the 1885 copyright page in uncancelled state, including copies in leather. Readers familiar with the traditional bibliographical ‘points' of HUCK FINN may object that I have dismissed those ‘points' that involve damaged plates (the missing ‘l' in the illustration at page 143 that was replaced at some point; the three states of page 155 involving the replacement of the final ‘5'; the signature mark at page 161 that was missing, but eventually replaced). Because these resulted from damage to the plates at various points within the course of the first printing, and repairs could have been made to some plates while not to others, they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets…All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process. Finally, the signature mark at page 161 has never been found in a copy of the first or second printing, so it hardly warrants discussion" (See Kevin MacDonnell, "Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts The Book Collector's Magazine, Volume 8, Number 9 (September 1998), pp. 28-35).BAL 3415. Grolier, 100 American, 87. Johnson, Twain, pp. 43-50. McBride, pp. 92-112.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      1885. hardcover. <center><b>a classic of American literature</b></center> Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade). With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. <p>First American Edition of Twain&#39;s classic tale of boyhood in mid-19&ordm;th&#39; Century America. HUCK FINN has quite a number of issue points, and in some instances bibliographers disagree on priority<i></i>; what is generally agreed-upon today, however, is that there are three important issue points (with actual changes of text), plus numerous unimportant issue points (due to variant preliminary leaves supplied from different sources, or due to type-slippage during the print run). <u>This copy has all three "important" issue points in their first state</u>:</p> <p>(1) p. [9]: "...Huck Decided to Leave..." is listed as part of the heading for Chapter VI (later changed to "Decides");</p> <p><?ms_indent>(2) p. [13]: "Him and another Man" is wrongly listed as at page 88 (later corrected to page 87);</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>(3) p. 57: "...with the was...", later corrected to "...with the saw...".</?ms_indent></p> <p>For those who care what the unimportant issue points are, they are:</p> <p><?ms_indent>(1) frontispiece portrait: "Heliotype," with scarf visible;</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>(2) title page: a cancel, with copyright dated 1884 on the verso;</?ms_indent></p> <p>(3) p. 143: "Col." at upper right corner of plate lacks the "l." (type slippage);</p> <p><?ms_indent>(4) p. 155: final "5" of page number in a different font (type slippage and replacement);</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>(5) p. 161: signature mark "11" missing;</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>(6) p. 283: corrected plate bound in, as usual.</?ms_indent></p> <p>As for condition, this is a rather attractive, very good-plus copy. There is only the slightest of wear at the binding extremities, a few faint speckles mainly on the lower rear cover, and just a bit of bubbling of the front cover cloth. The cover design remains bright and sharp, and the original pale-peach endpapers remain clean and uncracked; most important, NO restoration has been performed on this book. Blanck 3415; McBride pp 92-110. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.</p> "MERLE JOHNSON&#39;S HIGH SPOTS", CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11885)

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER&#39;S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, [1885, Book Date]., 1885 Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER&#39;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, &#39;Sculpted&#39; 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&#39;s Case. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade)

      Montreal: Dawson Brothers, Publisher, 1885 First Canadian Edition. Very Scarce. 4to., pp. 366. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered at the spine. A very good copy with some expert archival restoration at the extremities of the spine panel, endpapers renewed. A superior travail. Very interesting mixed points: frontis. Kemble portrait of Huck with rabbit & numerous in-text illustrations; Early copyright notice dated 1884; p.13, the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed at p.88 not p.87 as in later copies; p.57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" not "with the saw" as in later copies; p.155, has a slightly different typeface for the final "5" in the page number; p.161, has the signature mark, "11"; p.283 is integral without a pronounced curve to the trousers. An interesting note concerning the manufacture of this book. When in the hands of the our book restorer, archivalist & surgeon doing the masterful open-hearth cutting, the spine lay bare, revealing that the binding had been built-up with contemporan eous clippings from a Boston newspaper leading one to postulate that the Canadian edition might have indeed been bound in the US.. First Canadian Edition.

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