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        Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Special Virginia Edition

      New York: H. H. Hardesty Publ., 1885. Book. Good. Hardcover. Good condition with spine issues but internally clean and tight. Massive work with enormous amount of textual and statistical data, biographies of all presidents to date, election vote counts since 1810, drawings of the signers of the Declaration of Independence w/bios, history of the Virginias and eminent Virginians, chronological tables of the battles of the civil war, history of Augusta County, VA where the f/o name on fep T Rush of Steele's Tavern are both listed (pps 419-420) along with price $15 ($330 in today's money) as book given to member of f/o's family also a prominent Virginian, 422pps total including 44 full page sketches, 12 scriptural maps in colour, full page, 72 copper plate colour maps mainly of American states, full pages, mostly f/o and bound so each can be removed easily for framing, a rare volume which comprises these many maps and sketches (with signatures of all presidents and signers), 15" x 11" (double for maps that fold out), a true treasure as other copies have far fewer maps and fewer pages. Book has attractive gold emblem design in middle of front cover; spine is missing and will be rebound shortly. Oversized and very heavy..

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Limited Edition. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: John C. Nimmo,, 1885. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback Extra Illustrated Edition LIMITED TO 120 COPIES FOR THE UK AND 80 COPIES FOR THE US. THIS IS No. 48. In quarter leather binding with tipped-in illustration front board. This extra-illustrated edition was specially designed for collectors to either take from or add to the illustrations so it was issued unbound, but folded and collated. there are 50 steel plates, designed by T. Stothard, R. A., James Inskip, Edward Hassell, Delamotte, Binkenboom, W. Hixon, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Pine, &c., and engraved by well-known engravers. Also 6 Original Etchings and 2 Portraits, as well as 74 Engravings on Wood by various eminent artists. With a Practical Treatise on Flies and Fly Hooks, by John Jackson, with 10 Steel Plates colored, representing 120 Flies, natural and artificial. With Publisher's description tipped-in front paste-down. Mild scuffs spine. 4to. xv, 445 pp. + "Treatise on Flies and Fly-Hooks" and 10 Color Plates.

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        Description of the Maxim Automatic Machine-Gun; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, April, 1885

      London: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1885. 18 plates. 8vo, pp.163-302, original printed tan wrappers; wrappers mottled but generally good, internally very good. The paper on the Maxim occupies pages 167-197 and 8 of the plates; this being the first announcement of the invention. Other papers include a Blooming Mill at the Ebbw Vale Works, & Experiments on Riveted Joints.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (w. Curved Fly)

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First edition. Very Good. Original publisher's half-morocco binding with marbled edges and end papers, rebacked to style. A first printing copy according to MacDonnell with "Huck Decided" on p. 9, "Him and Another Man" listed as being on page 88 in the list of illustrations, and "with the was" on p. 57. With the exception of those three points, the remaining states of various leaves do not indicate a later printing. This copy contains: the title leaf conjugate (BAL state 3); the portrait frontispiece with "Heliotype Printing Company," but tablecloth not visible (BAL state 2); p. 283 conjugate with a definitely curved fly (BAL state 1); p. 155 printed as "15" (BAL state 1); and retaining the final blank (typical for leather-bound copies). A few closed tears to early pages, short contemporary gift inscription on front blank, portrait frontis trimmed and rear end-paper on a stub. & & Extremely scarce in the publisher's morocco and with the first state of Uncle Silas' trousers. Of the 30,000 first printing copies, only approximately 500 to 600, were ever bound in the publisher's half-morocco binding. A keystone in the canon of American literature, Ernest Hemingway called it "the best book we've had." Very Good.

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        Two Very Early Dated Original Photographs of the Vancouver Waterfront Taken Before the Incorporation of Vancouver and the Great Fire of 13 June 1886].

      1885 - 3 June 1885. Two gelatin silver prints, each ca. 11,5x18 cm (ca. 4 ½ x 7 in). Pencil captions on verso, mounted in a recent mat. Both images with tears on the upper margins; one with the old tape stain and upper left corner broken, but the contrast and clarity are still very good. Overall good photos. Very early photos of Vancouver, taken before the city incorporation (6 April 1886) or the Great Vancouver Fire (13 June 1886). The upper photo shows "Burrard Inlet & Moodyville from Granville" with the North Shore mountains in the background, the lower one - "Burrard Inlet from Granville" looking east toward the Hastings mill and town site.

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        Karma: A Novel,

      Chapman and Hall, London 1885 - Two volumes. 8vo. (6),311,(1);(6),333,(1)pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Cloth is bubbled and stained, especially on the rear panels; some foxing; but a very good copy of a rare book. Important occult title by one of the early Theosophists, an acquaintance of Madame Blavatsky, and onetime President of the London Lodge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's SHEEPSKIN. The book has the earliest First Issue points according to BAL "Frontispiece of Twain with cloth visible under bust, "Page 9 Chapter VI "Huck Decided" instead of "Decides" "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly on p.88 rather than Page 87, "Page 57, 11 lines from bottom "with the was" rather than "with the saw" "Page 155" with the 5 missing "Page 143 First word, the letter "L" missing from "Col". A magnificent copy. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with some restoration along the spine and edges. The pages are clean with new matching endpapers and a few stains to several pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in the publisher's scarce sheepskin material. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JARDINE'S THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY - 40 Volume Set

      W.H. Lizars, and Stirling and Kenney, London - Complete 40 volumes in The Naturalist's Library. Ex-library. All in good or better condition - all have library pockets on front endpapers with date of July 1 1885. Published dates 1833-1842. All have library spine stickers and some wear to covers but bindings tight and secure, all plates intact. See photos for more appearance. Includes Entomology volume 1-7; Ichthyology volume 1-6; Ornithology volume 1-14; and Mammalia volume 1-13. Please contact for more information and photos. Price includes priority mail insured in US; international please obtain quote before placing order. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mansfield Park

      Richard bentley & Son 1885 - 1885 edition in near fine condition, half leather, four raised bands, marbled page block and endpapers, binding is very firm, there is a chip to the corner of rear boards and toning to the title page from the illustration on facing page, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. In Two Volumes.

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-6 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with patriotic shield tools, brown cloth sides, portrait roundel to each upper board, marbled endpapers and edges Boards very lightly rubbed at extremities, some small marks to cloth of volume II. An excellent set. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: ". this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-1886. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. 584; 647, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's DE LUXE three quarters pebbled brown morocco, gilt medallion central piece on upper covers, all edges marbled. Some light scuffing to spines, in all a very attractive copy

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        The History of Freemasonry: Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. 3 Volume Set

      Edinburgh T C & E C Jack [1885]. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed and marked with wear to spine edges. Corner stains to prelims of volume 1. Occasional light foxing Reprint Red hardback half-leather cover 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 504pp; 502pp; 502pp. Heavy set, extra shipping charges will apply outside UK.

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        The English Dramatists. 16 volume set.

      John C Nimmo., London. - The Works of Thomas Middleton in 8 volumes (1885). The Works of John Marston in 3 volumes (1887). The Works of George Peele in 2 volumes (1888). The Works of Christopher Marlowe in 3 volumes (1885). All the works are number 48 of 120 copies of this edition. All books are bound in the publishers original burgundy cloth with paper labels to the spine. All carry the bookplate of Seward Brice on the paste down fep. There is foxing to the eps and prelims and uniform fading to the spines. The paper labels are a trifle faded and chipped. The books are very tight and the text is very clean with wide margins. Very good set of hardbacks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Documents

      Washington 1885 - 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 authorized.at 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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        MUSKOKEE OR CREEK FIRST READER (NAKCOKV KERRETV ENHVTECESKV)

      Mission House, 25 Centre Street, New York 1885 - 48 pp. Original brown board covers are worn, edges and corners bruised. The original leather backing is now largely worn away, leaving intact the cloth undergirding. The covers are partially detached, and three large pieces of black electrical tape have been used for reinforcement. On the ffep there is an ink inscription mentioning "Robertson", but the initials are obscured, the place "Muscogee" and the date Oct 23, 1889. See accompanying photo. The text is clean and tight. First published in 1856, this 1885 edition is not mentioned in Pilling 'Bibliography of the Muskhogean Languages'.

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        A Monograph of the Hirundinidae or Family of Swallows. 2 volume set

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

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        ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO-EPILEPSIE

      1885. Paperback. Very Good. RICHER, Paul. ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO- EPILEPSIE. Paris: Adrien Delahaye et Emile Lecrosnier, 1885. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. xv + [1] + 975 pp. + 1 pp. table of plates/errata. 8vo., green wrappers printed in black, chipped, rear wrapper missing. Spine split in numerous places, front wrapper detached, bookblock separated into sections. Text complete, all ten engraved plates, superbly executed and depicting patients in the throes of seizures, present and in very good condition, only one having a touch of foxing. One plate is folding. 197 b/w illustrations in the text. As is. Richer, a student of Charcot (to whom this edition is dedicated), was director of the clinic for nervous diseases at the Salpetriere.

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        "A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men.../ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]"

      "[London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888]" "[London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888]", 1885. Limited Edition. "Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm. " "Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 616. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. "

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with patriotic shield tools, brown cloth sides, portrait roundel to each upper board, marbled endpapers and edges Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. Contemporary ownership inscription to each front blank. Binding slightly rubbed at the extremities, contents toned. An excellent set. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: "... this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        Viviane.

      E. Giraud & Cie 1885 - - E. Giraud & Cie, Paris _1885, 14,5x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Sully Prudhomme. Ex-libris en regard de la page de faux-titre. Quatre petits accrocs restaurés et un infime manque marginaux sur le premier plat. Rare. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs

      London: Published for the Author by R. H. Porter 1885 [London: Published for the Author by R. H. Porter, 1885]. First edition. 4 volumes extended to 7 vols., 8vo. 68 colored lithographic plates of several hundred varieties of bird eggs PLUS 290 additional Illustrations of the Birds. Half green morocco and green cloth, gilt spines, t.e.g. Some minor rubbing to extremities. Zimmer, p. 568 . The work was issued in six parts from 1882-1885, with the beautiful volume of plates accompanying the last two parts (volume III) in 1885. Zimmer calls this "a debatable work on the life histories, habits, breeding, distribution, variation and classification of British birds. A considerable amount of first-hand information is given from field observations, and the work is valuable for these..." The extra plates made up from first edition of Morris's Birds of Great Britain

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        Mansfield Park

      Bentley, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 1885. 413 pages. No dust jacket. Pages have Light tanning, with very faint foxing to the flyleaves. Shadowing to the title page from the frontispiece. pages from from inscriptions. Occasional light thumb marking to the margins. Boards have light shelf wear to the edges, with slight bumping to the spine ends and corners. The backstrip has been sunned. Minor scuffs to the board surfaces. Small chip to the marble page to the back board fore-edge.

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men./ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]

      [London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888] - Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 616. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 15 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the First West India Regiment

      Chapman & Hall, London - 1885, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xii,366pp. + 40pp. (publisher's ads dated November 1891). Octavo. Chromo-litho frontispiece and extra chromo-litho title page and 14 maps. Original red cloth and black coated endpaper; Spine slightly faded, lower front corner bumped. Scarce. The history of the British Empire's first West India Regiment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs

      [London: Published for the Author by R. H. Porter, 1885]. First edition. 4 volumes extended to 7 vols., 8vo. 68 colored lithographic plates of several hundred varieties of bird eggs PLUS 290 additional Illustrations of the Birds. Half green morocco and green cloth, gilt spines, t.e.g. Some minor rubbing to extremities. Zimmer, p. 568 . The work was issued in six parts from 1882-1885, with the beautiful volume of plates accompanying the last two parts (volume III) in 1885. Zimmer calls this "a debatable work on the life histories, habits, breeding, distribution, variation and classification of British birds. A considerable amount of first-hand information is given from field observations, and the work is valuable for these..." The extra plates made up from first edition of Morris's Birds of Great Britain

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        Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska in Response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of December 11, 1884

      Washington: Government Printing Office. 1885. First Edition; Med. 4to; pp. (iv), 695; coloured frontispiece, folding map, twenty plates (many of Eskimos and two hand-coloured, of birds) and numerous plans and in-text drawings, index, original black cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, gilt on spine faded hinges a little weakened otherwise a very good clean copy. The report of the expedition, under the command of First Lieutenant P.H. Ray during the years 1881-83, includes a narrative and results of studies in meteorology, ethnography, natural history, magnetism and tidal motion. The War department specified that "careful attention will be given to the collection of specimens of the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms.

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        1810 XII 1813 General Staff & Infantry

      New York 1885 - Image Size : 335x395 (mm), 13.125x15.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 435x380 (mm), 17.125x15 (Inches), Printed in Color, Lithograph

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        Römische Rechtsgeschichte. Staatsrecht und Rechtsquellen. Privatrecht und Civilprozess, Strafrecht und Strafprozess.

      - Leipzig, 1885-1901, due grossi volumi, in-8, mezza tela e angoli, scritte e filetti oro sui dorsi. Bell'esemplare. Raro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men./ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]

      [London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888] - Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 616. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 15 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Se-quo-yah, the American Cadmus and modern Moses : a complete biography of the greatest of redmen, around whose wonderful life has been woven the manners, customs and beliefs of the early Cherokees, together with a recital of their wrongs and wonderful progress toward civilization (Sequoia)

      Philadelphia : Office of the Indian Rights Association ; Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation :, 1885-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st edition. xviii, 244 p. : 3 plates + 3 port. (incl. front. Hardcover. Green cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes 3719.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885

      John Wisden & Co. 1885 - Twenty-second edition. Rebound in old half morocco over marbled boards, without original wrappers. Spine rubbed and starting to crack, date in gilt to label on spine. Page edges dyed green. A good copy.

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        ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO-EPILEPSIE

      1885 - RICHER, Paul. ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO- EPILEPSIE. Paris: Adrien Delahaye et Emile Lecrosnier, 1885. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. xv + [1] + 975 pp. + 1 pp. table of plates/errata. 8vo., green wrappers printed in black, chipped, rear wrapper missing. Spine split in numerous places, front wrapper detached, bookblock separated into sections. Text complete, all ten engraved plates, superbly executed and depicting patients in the throes of seizures, present and in very good condition, only one having a touch of foxing. One plate is folding. 197 b/w illustrations in the text. As is. Richer, a student of Charcot (to whom this edition is dedicated), was director of the clinic for nervous diseases at the Salpetriere. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in signature. This First Edition book has the original boards that are in nice shape with light wear to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the panels are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles Webster, 1885 - FIRST EDITION, A FINE COPY, of Twain's masterpiece; one of the cornerstones of American Literature. ALL THE ACCEPTED FIRST STATE POINTS for cloth copies. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt (first state). With the following state points: page 13 incorrectly lists "Him and another man" on p.88; p.57, 11th line from the bottom reads "with the was"; final "5" missing on p. 155; p.283 a cancel; frontispiece with cloth visible and Heliotype imprint; copyright page dated 1884. BAL 3415. NEW YORK: CHARLES WEBSTER, 1885. Octavo, original green cloth gilt; custom slipcase and chemise. Front hinge tender, a few small spots of wear to extremities. Gilt bright, cloth clean. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Works of Joseph Wright, ARA commonly called Wright of Derby

      Derby: Bemrose & Sons, 1885. First biography of Wright of Derby by William Bemrose of Derby. No 134 of the subsribers' edition with subscriber's pencilled notes to fep and half title. Etchings, plates and woodcuts. Unique biograhical information including lists / prices of sitters, catalogues for sale, etc. Clean, tight and bright - an excellent copy of an almost unavailable work. x, 130.. First Edition. Publisher's Cloth Gilt. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With 174 Illustrations.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with all points required for the earliest cloth-covered editions). Octavo pp 366. Elegantly bound in full dark green morocco leather, raised bands with gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers with inner gilt dentelle. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at end. Frontispiece and portrait of Twain bust with tissue guard. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. A little light spotting to prelims, but pages clean. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather bindin; has McBride's three essential points for a first issue: page 9 - "decided" not "decides", page 13 - "Him and another man" listed at page 88 and page 57 11th line from the bottom - "with the was". Additional points according to Blank: title page is second state, (a cancel); state 1 is unknown and noted only in the prospectus. Illustration at page 283 (Silas Phelps fly) is third state (a cancel); first state only occurs in the sheepskin issue, second state only exists as an excised leaf in a prospectus and set of advanced sheets. Page 155 - the last "5" is larger; Blanck makes no statement whether this or with the final "5" lacking is the first or second state. This copy has the final blank and the portrait is first state with the scarf visible and the Heliotype Company imprint. A fine copy, attractively bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Webster, New York, 1885., 1885. First Edition, Early issue with the following points; The title-page is a cancel (i.e. pasted in at the hinge). In the list of illustrations Him and another man is incorrectly listed as p.88. On page 57 the 11th line up reads 'with the was' instead of 'with the saw'. Page 283 the line of Silas Phelp's trouser flies is a straight line and the page is a cancel. The portrait frontispiece shows the tablecloth on which the bust rests clearly. According to the Bibliography of American Literature by Joseph Blank the earliest inscription noted on a Huck Finn is March 10. The Boston Athenaeum received their copy on March 9. Square octavo. Occasional light foxing, tear to tissue over portrait. Original green pictorial cloth, head of spine and tear at hinge skilfully repaired. Corners bumped. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Ausländische Handels- und Nährpflanzen zur Belehrung für das Haus und zum Selbstunterrichte., Mit über 300 Abbildungen auf 60 Tafeln in Farbendruck.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg & Sohn, 1885 - Mit 60 (5 doppelblattgroß u. gefaltet) lithographischen Farbtafeln, einer Abbildung und mehreren Tabellen im Text, X, 244 Seiten. Nissen BBI 2198. Zuvor war im selben Verlag Zippels großformatiges Werk "Ausländische Kulturpflanzen in farbigen Wandtafeln" erschienen (Nissen BBI 2199 - 1. Aufl. 1876, 2. 1880, 3. 1892 und 4. 1899). Die Wandtafeln waren vor allem für den Gebrauch an Schulen konzipiert und mit ca. 70 x 50 cm sehr groß und unhandlich. Es war also naheliegend und entsprach laut Vorwort wohl auch dem vielfachen Wunsch von Interessenten, ein kompaktes u. handlicheres Werk zu diesem Thema herauszubringen, welches hier vorliegt. Die Vorlagen für die wunderschönen Farbtafeln zeichnete, wie auch bei Zippels anderen Werken, Karl Bollmann aus Gera. Sie zeigen unter anderem Kaffee, Tee, Kakao, verschiedene Tabaksorten, Weinreben, Zuckerrohr, Safran, Zimt, Ingwer, Vanille, Pfeffer, Baumwolle, Indigo, Dattelpalme, Ananas, Banane, Mango und weitere. Rücken, Kanten und hinterer Deckel minimal berieben, Innen in absolut frischem und nahezu unberührtem Zustand. Sehr gutes Exemplar. In diesem Zustand sehr selten ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8° (23,5 x 16,5 cm), Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, großem farblithographischen Deckelbild, Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapiervorsätzen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HELD UNDER AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE AT SIOUX FALLS, DAKOTA, SEPTEMBER, 1885. A.J. EDGERTON, PRESIDENT. JOHN CAIN, SECRETARY

      [Sioux Falls, Dakota: Sioux Falls Leader, 1885].. [2],77pp. printed in double columns. Quarto. Later pebbled cloth. Near fine. The statehood movement in Dakota Territory began in the late 1870s and proceeded fitfully for the next few years, with those in the northern part of the territory, as well as Democrats, generally opposing statehood, and Republicans and those in the south generally in support of the movement. The result of this 1885 convention was a compromise, framing a constitution and providing for the election of state officers, but not making any provisions that might offend the federal Congress in Washington when it considered statehood for the territory. The constitution that emerged from this 1885 convention, however, was the same one (with very minor changes) that was adopted in 1889 when South Dakota became a state. The constitution itself is printed on pages 60-77, the names and home counties of the 111 delegates to the convention are also given, and the daily proceedings of the convention are related in minute detail. This official journal of the proceedings of the 1885 Constitutional Convention, then, is one of the earliest printings of the South Dakota constitution. We can locate a total of thirteen institutional copies of this scarce account of the 1885 journal of the Dakota Territory convention. ALLEN, DAKOTA 336. STREETER SALE 2079. OCLC 8127560.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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