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        Collection of original vintage photographs.

      Bábolna, c. 1885. - 11 vintage photo prints (ca. 9 x 12 mm, but one 10.5 x 17 cm) on backing cardboard (20 x 25 cm). Highly uncommon photographs of Arabian horses (all individually captioned) at the famous Bábolna stud in Hungary, the principal stud for producing the best horses for the Austro-Hungarian military in the 19th century. The "Bábolna Nemzeti Ménesbirtok" (Bábolna National Stud) was founded by Emperor Joseph II in 1789. In 1816 it was decreed that henceforth only Arabian stallions should be used for stud service - a policy that raised the quality of the Austrian cavalry's horses to a famous level and necessitated the frequent introduction of new pure-bred Arabian stallions from the Middle East. One of the greatest commanders and stud-masters of Bábolna, Mihály Fadlallah el Hedad, hailed from Syria. - The photos show portraits of the horses Sechun, Nadir, Tahita, Nasira, Celeby, Dzerid, El Hafi, El Denedzi, Hiläl, Riat, as well as a larger group portrait showing several of the horses with their Arabian and Austro-Hungarian trainers. Some slight staining to backboards, but altogether well-preserved. Extremely rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE: A Story of Work and Exploration

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1885. 2 volumes. First edition. Profusely illustrated with 122 illustrations comprised of 42 full page engraved plates, 78 text vignettes and a portrait frontispiece to each volume as well as with 5 folding colored maps, 2 of which are very large and bound in the rear of each volume. 8vo, publisher’s original sage green pictorial cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, red and black on the upper covers and spines featuring all over pictorial decorations and elaborate lettering. xxvii, 528; x, 483 including index. A very fine, very fresh and handsome set, the green decorated cloth especially well preserved, internally fresh and clean, folding maps all in fine order. THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY’S IMPORTANT AND POPULAR WORK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE. This two-volume work of exploration, history, and socio-political-economy is the result of Stanley's expedition up the Congo River in 1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commercial state in Equatorial Africa. Henry Stanley was one of the most popular figures of the 19th Century. Adventurer, explorer and rescuer-- the public could not get enough of this romantic figure. In true Victorian style, this volume highlights his greatest achievements, his rescues of LIvingstone and Emin Pasha and his aid in establishing the Congo Free State. Sets of this important work in original cloth have become exceeding difficult to obtain. First editions are now especially elusive.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Neueste Karte von America.... New Chart of America showing the tracks and distances of steam vessels, with the distances to the principal ports of Europe, to the great Lines of Railway and the submarine Cables, constructed for the Use of Geographie [sic.] commercial.... Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique

      Stuttgart: Julius Maier, circa 1885]. Tinted lithographic map, with title in German, English and French, with original outline colour, on six folding sheets, backed onto linen, and edged with blue cloth tape, in excellent condition, in modern blue cloth box. 63 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. A rare and highly detailed monumental wall map of the Western Hemisphere This fascinating map excellently embodies the ethic of empiricist cartography that prevailed in the nineteenth-century. All of North and South America is depicted in great detail with very assured geographical accuracy for the time. A very attractive aesthetic effect is created, with landmasses tinted in a shade of orange, juxtaposed against the seas, which are coloured in a golden brown hue. The various political boundaries of the various states are outlined in bright, resplendent colours. The seas feature a wealth of hydrological information, most notably the great currents that traverse the oceans, notably the Humboldt Current in the Pacific and the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic. The lines of major shipping routes and the distances between key ports are also noted on the map. The depiction of North America is most interesting, while the American west had by this time been settled in many areas, not all of its territories had yet been admitted into the Union as states. The Canadian Prairies are captured just before the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the great wave of settlement that would result. The depiction of the Arctic is fascinating, as while the southern part of the Arctic Archepelago is charted, the most northerly regions, such as Ellesmere Island, are absent from the map, totally unknown to explorers. Alaska, which was purchased by the U.S. from Russia in 1867 is shown to be a complete wilderness. The islands of the Caribbean are shown to be almost entirely under the colonial hegemony of the various European powers, and the nations of South America exhibit very different borders than the ones which we are familiar with today. Colombia still owned Panama, and straight, arbitrary lines mark the international boundaries in the heart of the continent - the still mysterious Amazon Basin. Bolivia is shown to own a piece of the Pacific Coast by the Atacama Desert, and Peru's borders extend further south than they do today. The map shows these countries as they appeared before the Pacific War (1881-3), during which Chile roundly defeated its northern neighbours, and seized three littoral provinces. The map features six very interesting cartographic insets. In each of the top corners are insets of the polar regions showing both of these extremities of the globe to be somewhat enigmatic. Towards the lower left of the map is a detailed inset featuring the most populated region of the United States, the Washington-Boston corridor. Another inset depicts the elevation of the topography of North America, while towards the lower right of the map, another inset similarly details South America. A most curious aspect is featured in the final inset, an 'ethnographic map' of the Americas, which shows which parts of the hemisphere are inhabited by a majority of people of indigenous versus European ancestry.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        In camp and battle with the Washington artillery of New Orleans. A narrative of events during the late civil war from Bull Run to Appomattox and Spanish Fort

      Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1885. first edition; xv, 467 pp., plates; original gilt stamped red cloth, book plate to the front paste down, covers faded and soiled, good only however scarce; Broadfoot 3rd edition page 340. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Army in the Civil War and The Navy in the Civil War (16 VOLS.)

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1885-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 volume set. A very handsome set. Blue cloth, gold trim. Good bindings and covers. Clean, unmarked pages. Top edge gilt. A few frays to spine heads. Portraits, of Campaigns of the civil war. Bound uniform with The navy in the civil war.<br><br> Includes: v. 1. Nicolay, J.G. The outbreak of rebellion.--v. 2. Force, M.F. From Fort Henry to Corinth.--v. 3. Webb, A.S. The peninsula.--McClellan&#39;s campaign of 1862.--v. 4. Ropes, J.C. The army under Pope.--v. 5. Palfrey, F.W. The Antietam and Fredericksburg.--v. 6. Doubleday, Abner. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.--v. 7. Cist, H.M. The Army of the Cumberland.--v. 8. Greene, F.V. The Mississippi.--v. 9. Cox, J.D. Atlanta.--v. 10. Cox, J.D. The march to the sea.--Franklin and Nashville.--v. 11. Pond, G.E. The Shenandoah valley in 1864.--v. 12. Humphreys, A.A. The Virginia campaign of &#39;64 and &#39;65.--v. 13. Phisterer, Frederick. Statistical record of the armies of the United States.<br> The Navy in the Civil war: v. 14. Soley, J.R. The blockade and the cruisers.--v. 15. Ammen, D. The Atlantic coast.--v. 16. Mahan, A.T. The Gulf and inland waters.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with BAL&#39;s first state frontispiece with the cloth visible, and very early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p.57; and the Illustrations list p.[13] shows "Him and another Man" plate as appearing on p.88; p. 155 with the final &#147;5&#148; dropped With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Square 8vo, publisher&#146;s original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. 366 pp. A very handsome copy, bright and appealing. This copy is clean and tight and very pleasing internally, the paper fresh. The cloth is quite bright and the gilt is in really pleasing condition. Some very expert care to the cloth, spine tips strengthened or consolidated expertly and unobtrusively. Hinges firm and strong. A VERY HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman&#146;s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville&#146;s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT. IN TWO VOLUMES (COMPLETE)

      NEW YORK: CHARLES L. WEBSTER & COMPANY, 1885 Book. Very Good (-) Book. Leather Bound. First Edition First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Full leather two volume set about 9-1/4 x 6-1/2, 584 and 647 pp. respectively. Four raised bands on spine, with gilt title over red and gilt volume number over black. Rubbed leather edges & rubbed/bumped corner tips, marbled edges & endpapers. Rear hinge on Volume 1 is slightly loose and rear hinge on Volume II has been partially re-glued. Secure text block on both with nice clear text pages. Scarce!.

      [Bookseller: Rose City Books]
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        Bunrei Gafu (Bunrei&#39;s Painting Manual)

      Yokohama.. Meij 18. 1885.. Two volumes, Japanese thread binding full page and single two-color woodblock prints, folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches, 35.5 x 24.5cm). First volume: 4 pages of text followed by 24 single page woodblock prints and 21 double page woodblock prints. Second volume: 4 pages of text followed by 41 single page woodblock prints and 7 double page, plus ONE INCOMPLETE DOUBLE PAGE PRINT (ie one page present). There are 93 (only) complete images, plus one "half" image; complete pagination is not possible as the plates are not numbered. A previous owner has numbered the pages in pencil at a corner or upper edge of each image. The covers are worn and lightly soiled, the paper title label of the second volume has some paper loss, a few brush marks below the title labels, the thread binding on the first volume is almost completely disintegrated with the text block loose, chips and a little paper loss to the interior front cover title sheets, two of the folded sheets have split along the outside edge (not affecting the plates). The plates are all in very good clean condition. Exquisite prints of birds and plants in subtle shades of black, grey, salmon, brown, with yellow and pink, inspired by Kono Bairei&#39;s album of bird and flower prints (1881-1884), but here in an impressive large size. These folio volumes, mimicking the impressive folio natural history volumes of nineteenth century Europe, were used to great effect by Japanese natural history artists of the Meiji era. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Thomas Mellon and his Times; Part I - Family History, Part II - Autobiography - inscribed copy

      Pittsburgh: Murdoch-Kerr Press. 1885. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1885. Inscribed copy. Tall 8vo, original full darkest brown pebbled leather gilt, frontispiece, 465 pp. Very good copy, some restoration to front hinge and joint including strengthening with japanese paper. contents clean and tight, a little age toned. Bookplate of Walter Scott Mitchell on pastedown. Tipped in engraved portrait of Mellon (different from the frontispiece) INSCRIBED BY MELLON TO HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY: &#39;February 12, 1902...For faithful services, and close attention to duties imposedon him, I present this work to my private secretary, Al. L. Helbling... Thos Mellon.&#39; Also contains some Mellon memorabilia: birthday greeting card with original small photographic portrait of Thomas and Sarah Negley Mellon dated 1908 and in envelope addressed to Mitchell, two copies of the 1908 memorial notice of the death of Thomas Mellon at age 95 with mounted gravure photo of Mellon, and some hand-pencilled note sheets recording the death of Mrs. Mellon in 1909. This volume was purchased from the Chalfant estate in Sewickley Heights, PA; Henry Chalfant and Walter S. Mitchell served on the board of directors of Allegheny General Hospital together and were neighbors; Mitchell was also a Mellon Bank employee and rose to a position on the Board of Directors of Mellon Bank where he was Chief Cashier for a time. An excellent Pittsburgh association of a rare book; the autobiography was considered a little too honest for its time in Mellon&#39;s cold assessment of his fellow businessmen in Pittsburgh (as well as of his own wife) and was partly suppressed by the family. We don&#39;t know the connection between Helbling and Mitchell. GREAT Mellon book with fine provenance.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Memoirs Of The Life And Works Of Sir Christopher Wren

      Fourteen years in the making, published to mark the centennial of Wren's death, and based on extensive research, Elmes' work was the first comprehensive biography. Offered is an extraordinary first edition specimen from the library of the eminent London bookseller, William Alfred Foyle [1885-1963], documented by his luxe red morocco bookplate with gold leaf letters. A largest paper example in the publisher's extra-gilt morocco binding with a proof impression of the engraved Christopher Wren frontispiece portrait, it is greatly enriched with 83 selected additional prints bound facing apt text, with many prints of interest including gatefold and hand colored architectural engravings and portraits in proof examples and in fine mezzotint impressions. Some highpoints: a rare copperplate engraved portrait of Christopher Wren, possibly in honor of his appointment as Surveyor-General of the King's Works (not recorded as in the British Museum or in the National Portrait Gallery), a superb 2-leaves engraved pyramidal table, listing the building designs of Christopher Wren, a fine suite of 5 prints of St. Paul's Cathedral, including a folding ground plan, and two prints of the Monument including a gatefold engraving with appended views. SIZE: Royal Quarto, 330 x 278 mm (12.99 x 10.95 inches). The regular paper first edition is 50 mm smaller (280 mm). FINE BINDING: Publisher's full red morocco boards sewn with marbled endpapers, finished in gold leaf by Henderson & Bisset, the sides with triple ruled borders with interlaced heraldic devices punctuated by corner compasses and with decorated turn-ins and edges with bead tools, the 6-compartment spine divided by laced florals framed by parallelograms, bordered by interlaced floral lozenges, the top edge rolled with gold-leaf. ADDITIONAL PRINTS: 1) Architectural: 50 prints with views of 36 London churches in which Christopher Wren had a hand and 2 churches by his disciple, Nicholas Hawksmoor. Highlights: Of five folding prints, two are 4-leaves gatefold engravings: "The Monument by Wren" (1723), design by Nicholas Hawksmoor, engraving by Henry Hulsberg and "A Perspective from the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich taken from the River Thames" (1789), design by Thomas Lancey, engraving by Newton. The suite of 5 prints of St. Paul's Cathedral includes a folding ground plan to scale, a hand colored exterior view of the north and west sides from a James Elmes design and a view of, "The Choir from the Altar". A list of building designs by Christopher Wren is provided by the striking, folded pyramidal table engraving, "A Catalogue of the Churches of the City of London; Royal Palaces, Hospitals and Public Edifices Built by Sir Christopher Wren, 1668-1718" (Hulsberg). An engraving hand-colored in periwinkle shows the beautiful, "View of the Stairs at York Buildings, London with the WaterWorks and a distant prospect of Westminster Bridge" (1784), A. Hogg. And there are two superb interior views of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, one hand colored and two print views of St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside. 2) Portrait: 33 prints with 6 proof impressions, several choice mezzotints and many copper plate engraved portraits of fellow members of the Royal Society including Galileo, Robert Hooke, Christiann Huygens and Nehemiah Grew. Highlights: a rare narrative portrait of Christopher Wren by an unknown artist, showing him in his first maturity; the superb, full-size Jan Verkolje mezzotint of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, done from life; John Flamsteed, Royal Astronomer, engraved by George Vertue (1721), in a fine impression; the mezzotint of Sir Stephen Fox by Earlom, 1 of 6 proof impressions; a superb engraving of Sir Thomas Gresham, after Sir Antonio More (Moro), engraved by Ranson, and in a rare proof impression; and the mezzotint of Thomas Sydenham, the rare engraving by James McArdell left unfinished. CONDITION DETAIL: Prints: those intrinsic to the edition: Fine. Additional: A small number with margin foxing: several with minor toning, some with useful identifications in pencil, including a few with prices on versos, and a few with historical annotations at foot of the mount sheet or on the verso. Some large portraits have slightly trimmed margins to fit the 315 mm leaf size. Text Pages: 2/3 are clean & fresh, including 4/5 of the principal text; 1/3 are toned including extremities. Some text pages have fox spots in margins: some, including the title page have offset toning from prints: one sheet has a small hole in a margin. Pencil checkmarks: inner margin of binder's leaf. Pencil note: verso of front endpaper. Covers: edgewear: bottom corners bumped: bottom corner on lower side cracked. Binding: Very Good. Gold Leaf: bright, except top edge decorations dulled. FULL TITLE: Memoirs Of The Life And Works Of Sir Christopher Wren, With A Brief View Of The Progress of Architecture in England, From The Beginning Of The Reign Of Charles The First To The End Of The Seventeenth Century; And An Appendix Of Authentic Documents. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, xxxvi; 532 pages with extensive footnotes from correspondence & manuscripts; 147 pages, appendices in Latin and English including Wren correspondence discovered by Elmes, and detailed index, [1] leaf, binder's instructions + 11 plates, the Wren portrait frontispiece proof, engraved by Scriven, and 10 other plates printed on one side of the sheet, 4 double-page + 83 extra prints. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        SONGS OF INNOCENCE

      [Edmonton: William Muir, 1885. ONE OF 50 COPIES (this is copy #49). Softcover. Very Rare Copy of a 19th Century Facsimile of one ofThe Loveliest and Most Charming Books in English. 286 x 229 mm (11 1/4 x 9"). [34] leaves. ONE OF 50 COPIES (this is copy #49). Original blue paper wrappers and white paper spine, titling and number on front cover, advertisement printed on inside rear wrapper. In an excellent recent gray quarter morocco clamshell box with raised bands and gilt spine titling. With frontispiece, illustrated title, and illustrations on every page, all hand-colored, all with tissue guards. Printed on rectos only. Bentley, "Blake Books," 249a. Front joint with one-inch tear at bottom, wrappers with just a hint of soiling and fading as well as minor chipping and wrinkling along bottom and fore edges (one slightly larger chip out of fore edge of rear wrapper), one leaf with narrow strip of dust soiling along fore edge, but still AN EXCELLENT COPY--very fine internally, with clean, fresh, and bright leaves, and with the fragile wrappers solid and generally in a far better state of preservation than would normally be expected. This is a fine facsimile of one of the loveliest books in English, Blake&#39;;s 1789 edition of "Songs of Innocence," which the poet/artist engraved on copperplates in relief and then colored by hand. This facsimile, also hand colored, is based on the Flaxman copy then in the possession of John Pearson (it is now owned by the Morgan Library). In the inside rear wrapper, publisher William Muir states, "My desire and intention is to produce ALL the important works by Wm. Blake that exist in book form . . . And this by methods of working as nearly the same as Blake himself used as the need of maintaining fidelity to his results will allow." Muir also produced facsimiles of "Songs of Experience," "Daughter of Albion," "Book of Thel," "The Milton," "Europa," and "Song of Los.".

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        TEN ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS: "LE TONKIN," CA. 1884-1885

      1885. HOCQUARD, Charles Edouard, photographer. TEN ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS: "LE TONKIN," CA. 1884-1885. Paris: Henry Cremnitz [n.d. pub. ca. 1885-8) Ten mounted albumen photographs on nine stiff cards (one card has two images) printed in red on face. 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inch mounts, photos 6 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches or 4 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Photos in excellent condition, mounts show light edgewear and toning. One has a bookplate on the reverse depicting a (Vietnamese?) hut enclosed by a fence; in ink at the bottom is "Lodgement du Capitain et Lai-chau 1888." Each photograph has a numbered title at the bottom of the image, as follows: 2. Ambassade Chinoise Venue pour Traiter les Preleminaires de la Paix Apres Langson 79. Poste Francais Etabli au Sommet des Rochers de Ninh-Binh 86. Pagode Royale Reduit de la Citadelle de Hanoi 88. Le General Millot et son Etat-Major 91. Porte de la Citadelle de Bac-Ninh par Laquelle Entrerent les Francais 134. Grande Pagode a Nam- Dinh 158. Beautes Tonkinoises 193. Tong-Doc de Hanoi et sa Suite 224. Grande Pagode a Hanoi & 46. Defenses a Triple Enceinte de Bambous Eleves au Nord de Hong-Hoa par les Pavillons-Noirs Hocquard (1855-1911) was a military doctor in the Franco-Chinese War during 1884-1885. His field report on the war illustrated with Woodburytypes was subtitled "Customs and Beliefs of the Vietnamese," and was serialized as "Trente mois au Tonkin" in LE TOUR DE MONDE. This series illustrates the end of the conquest of French Indochina and the last remaining citadels of Vietnam. Hocquard&#39;s interest in the social issues and livelihood of the Vietnamese was well-known. These are more formal images, except perhaps for no. 46., which depicts Black Flag Army soldiers in the field.

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        19TH CENTURY PHOTO ALBUM (ALBUMEN) OF EUROPE, PRIMARILY PARIS, FRANCE AND PISA, ITALY 34 Albumen Medium to Large Format Albumen Prints

      Good. c. 1885. Hardcover. 34 albumens ranging in size from 5.5" x 8.5" to 8" x 10.75. Most are one per page. All are mounted on one side only to very heavy stock. Most are labeled either within the print or handwritten underneath. Most are of France, Paris in particular. A few of Pisa, Italy. Albumens have good tonal quality. Three quarter brown leather bound cover over brown cloth boards has extensive wear to the extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Front board and end sheets are detached (present). .

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        THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA

      1885 . Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. A Translation with introduction and notes by John Ormsby. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885. in 4 volumes. 8vo. half-leather/leather boards, raised bands, gilt, leather labels, teg., marbled e.pages. Bookplate neatly removed from front pastedown volume I, leaving faint residue, else fine bright set with virtually no signs of wear $650.00

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        HOLLAND AND ITS PEOPLE

      New York & London: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1885.. Quarto. Publisher&#39;s mauve cloth, heavily decorated in gilt and blind, untrimmed. Plates and illustrations. Minor speckling to the cloth sizing at the extreme foretips, some foxing early and late and occasionally to a few margins of plates, institutional bookplate on pastedown, otherwise about fine and bright, in faintly hand-smudged printed dust jacket with some offsetting to the lower panel from the rather battered publisher&#39;s box. The "Zuyder-Zee Edition," limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is one of 250 copies on untrimmed Linen paper. However, this copy is at variance with the colophon, in that it is accompanied by the extra suite of ten mounted etchings specially printed on satin that was to accompany the first 25 copies, rather than the two sets of ordinary impressions associated with this middle issue. The corners of the mats are a bit bumped and worn, and one of the etchings is a bit foxed, otherwise the suite is in very good order, in the chipped remnants of the original printed paper wrapper (also bearing a bookplate). This deluxe edition features original etchings (some in Japon proof state) by, and photogravures after, the likes of Pennell, Gifford, Vanderhoof, Colman, et al. The jacket is not among those selected examples of 19th century jackets cited by Tanselle.

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        Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los E.U. Mexicianos Cuadro Geografico, Estadistico, Descriptivo e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

      Mexico, 1885. hardcover. very good(+). Folio atlas and accompanying octavo volume of text. Atlas is comprised of 13 double page chromolithographed maps. Quarter leather with red cloth binding and gold stamped title; spine in seven compartments. Published by Debray Sucesores, 1885. Expert repair and replacement to minor splitting to spine, with cloth hinge to inside cover. Accompanying book includes title page, iv + 474 pp. and 3 pages of index and errata. Octavo with quarter leather binding and marble board. Spine in five compartments with gold stamped title. Published by Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. Light scattered foxing to title page, else very good. Stunning and unusual atlas of Mexico. Eleven of the thirteen maps show Mexico in various ways: politically, religiously, ethnographically, by transportation, public institutions, agriculture and geological features. Two additional maps show the Valley of Mexico and Mexico City and its environs. Each map is bordered by exquisitely rendered vignettes, pertaining to the map&#39;s theme. Accompanying volume of text goes into extensive detail of each individual map including historical and cultural information, geographic descriptions and demographics. Rarely sold as a set, the text is a wonderful companion piece to this beautiful atlas. Garcia Cubas (1832-1912) was a Mexican geographer, mapmaker, writer and publisher. He is known for publishing the first atlas of Mexico.

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        [Confidential]. Report of a Mission to Sikkim and the Tibetan Frontier with a Memorandum on Our Relations with Tibet

      Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1885. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). 22 mounted albumen photographs. Folding map. Publisher&#39;s russet cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked with leather. A presentation copy of a scarce photographically illustrated work on the Tibetan frontier during the period of British interest amidst the Great Game. Macaulay undertook his mission in October-November 1885, and reported enthusiastically on the value of extending British relations with Tibet, but though he was chosen to lead a subsequent mission to promote this, an Anglo-Chinese treaty led to its abandonment. In his introduction to the present volume, he notes that "photographs were taken on the journey." This copy gifted by the author to the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), who had travelled to Sikkim in 1848, a journey that resulted in his famous Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya.

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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT [and] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS

      Benares: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only, 1885. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Hardcover. A Fine Copy in Morocco of the First Printing ofBurton&#39;s Unexpurgated "Arabian Nights". 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4"). Together, 16 volumes. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Very pleasing rose colored crushed half morocco over buckram boards by Brian Frost & Co. (signed on verso of front endpaper of each volume), raised bands, spine panels with gilt floral centerpiece or titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Penzer, pp. 114 (volumes 1-10), 115-16 (supplemental volumes, 11-16). First and last few leaves of each volume generally with light foxing (a few of these leaves a bit more foxed), the text a shade less than bright because of paper stock chosen, but still A VERY FINE COPY, the especially lustrous binding without fault, and with no signs of use internally. Probably derived from Egyptian and Persian origins, the "Arabian Nights&#39; Entertainment," or "The Thousand and One Nights" has as its framework the story of a king who kills successive wives on the morning after the consummation of their marriage. The fatal pattern is broken by the wily Scheherazade, who enthralls her husband (and the reader) with stories so pleasing that her life is spared. The stories first appeared in a European language with the publication of a French translation by Antoine Galland early in the 18th century, and they were first done into English, with some omissions, by Edward William Lane in 1838-41. The present famous translation by Burton is the first unexpurgated version. The work was privately printed, as its erotic nature was much too explicit for the general Victorian audience. In any case, this very substantial undertaking is "by far the most celebrated of all of his books. . . . As a monument of his Arabic learning and his encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern life, this translation was his greatest achievement." (Britannica) Although the binding here is not especially decorative, it obviously has been done by able craftsmen using good quality materials. And the book has apparently been the property of very careful (or very strait-laced) owners, because it appears to have been virtually untouched.

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        Royal Relief Atlas of all parts of the World, consising of 31 maps

      London: George Philip[ & Son, 1885. Third edition. 31 maps, of which 26 embossed in relief. The maps mounted on thick card frames with descriptions of the following map pasted to the reverse, as issued. 4to (12 x 10 3/4 inches), publisher&#39;s half red roan, gilt Royal Arms to upper cover. Backstrip partly detached and badly chipped head and tail; internally very good. The 26 embossed physical maps comprise: World; Europe; British Isles; England; Scotland; Ireland; France; Germany; Austria and Hungary; Switzerland; Scandinavia; Denmark; Netherlands and Belgium; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey and Greece; European Russia; Asia; Palestine, India; Africa; Cape Colony; North America; South America; Australia; & New Zealand (with an inset of Fiji) . The remaining 5 unembossed maps are political. The map of Scandinavia with title slighlty cropped.

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        SELECTED PICTURES FROM THE BOOK OF GOLD OF VICTOR HUGO

      Philadeliphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1885. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good- in boards. Hinge has started. Crease to 2nd FEP. Some interior foxing and stain to page edges. Heavy chipping to boards at spine. Stains to boards. An extremely scarce collection of Hugo&#39;s poetry translated by William Shepard. Poems accompanied by illustrations, "printed from original blocks by special arrangement made with the publishers in Paris." Charles Landelle, H. Giacomelli, Barrias, Edouard Sain, G. Jacquet, Jules Lefebvre, Gabriel Ferrier, G. Courtois, Adrien Marie, A. Laurens & Eugene Medard. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS&#39; ENTERTAINMENTS, NOW ENTITLUED [sic] 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 [with] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS...With Notes Anthropological and Explanatory

      Benares: printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1885-8. 16 volumes. The first edition of Burton&#39;s translation. 8vo, original black cloth with lettering and decoration in gilt, and in silver on the supplementary volumes. A good set, the spines well worn. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF BURTON&#146;S &#145;PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION.&#146; This Benares edition, the true first appearance of Burton&#39;s translation, is quite scarce. The first volume bears a tipped-in slip from the publisher which gives some indication of the book&#146;s contents and the atmosphere of the Victorian society into which it was born: &#147;Memorandum. In issuing this first volume of &#145;The Nights,&#148; Captain Burton begs to remind all who have honoured him by subscribing to it, that the work is intended only for those that wish to study the peculiarities of Moslem life and Arabo-Egyptian manners, customs, and language. It is emphatically a book for men and students; and nothing could be more repugnant to the translator&#146;s feelings than the idea of these pages being placed in any other hands than the class for whose especial use it has been prepared. In this essential matter the writer trusts confidently to the good faith of his subscribers.&#148;

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        More New Arabian Nights. The Dynamiter

      Longmans, Green, and Co. 1885 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth stamped and ruled in black with brown coated endpapers. Spine a bit faded. No dust jacket. Fine, fresh tight copy. 207 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a red cloth, fleece lined cloth clamshell box. A collection of weird and wonderful short stories written in collaboration with Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson, serving as more fantasy-mystery tales from the "New Arabian Nights" canon. Laid in loose is an unsigned long contemporary review of the book. Prideaux page 40-41. Beinecke 325 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS PINTORESCO E HISTÓRICO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDO MEXICANOS

      Mexico: Debray Succ., 1885. First Edition of the atlas. Beautifully illustrated with 13 chromolithographs on double-pages, each with a specialized map of Mexico and a great number of individual vignettes showing scenes and scenery and occasions throughout the country. The title-page is printed in tinted lithography. Grand Folio (620 x 410 mm), in the publisher&#146;s fine and special binding of half-green shagreen. A very pleasing and well preserved and handsome copy. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS OF MEXICO. The atlas is regarded as among the most beautiful books ever produced about Mexico. It contains 13 double-page chromolithograph plates, each with a specialized map of Mexico surrounded by vignettes corresponding to the map, such as archaeology, botany, rivers, mining, volcanoes and mountains, railroads, costumed ethnographic types, etc. Antonio Garcia y Cubas devoted himself to the study of Mexican geography, history and archaeology, publishing a succession of atlases beginning in 1858. The ATLAS PINTORESCO E HISTÓRICO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS can be said to be a culmination of his work in its beauty and comprehensiveness. A text volume was issued separately but is not offered here.

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        HEIDI&#39;S LEHR UND WANDERJAHRE [AND] HEIDI KAN BRAUCHEN WAS ES GELERNT H

      1885. 1. SPYRI,JOHANNA. HEIDI&#39;S LEHR UND WANDERJAHRE [AND] HEIDI KAN BRAUCHEN WAS ES GELERNT HAT. (The titles translate as "Heidi&#39;s Years of Learning and Travel" and "Heidi Makes Use of What She Has Learned"). Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1880, 1881. 2 volumes as issued, 8vo (5 x 7 3/8"), original decorative cloth covers with marbled edges on the paper (volume 1 240p. bound in green cloth stamped in black and gold with plain endpapers, volume 2 178p. is bound in grey cloth stamped in black and gold with patterned endpapers). Previous owner&#39;s name lightly penned on edge of title pages. Except for the most minor bit of rubbing, both volumes are in near Fine condition. This is the true first edition of the enduring classic story of an orphan girl&#39;s youth growing up with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains. It was published in English in 1884 in a London 2 volume edition and in the United States in 1885 with two volumes in one. This is an incredible first edition set, rare in any condition but especially so in such nice condition.

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        Heidi. Une Histoire pour les Enfants et pour Ceux qui les Aiment

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Spine faded. Previous owner inscription (1885) on fep. 1882. First French Edition. Blue decorative hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 261pp. 3 b/w plates. In French. .

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton

      Boston. R.H.Hinkley Company. n.d. circa 1885. Uniquely bound in ornate decoratively embossed full pigskin. Intricate paneled fleural motifs in high relief to front and rear covers. Embossed fleural motifs to spine. Raised bands. Embossed titles. Top edges gilded. Imprinted upon hand-made paper. Tall 8vo. 6.5" x 9.75". This edition limited to 550 numbered copies of which this #308. Printed D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. Illustrated throughout with 16 duotone plates and further by page decorations in red. A sumptuously designed binding encases this elegant production of Milton&#39;s collected works. Very mild rubbing to extremities. Very mild, occasional foxing to prelims. One corner well bumped. A Fine, stunning set.

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        Heidi - Her Years of Wandering and Learning WITH Heidi - How She Used What She Learned

      Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1885. Two volumes in one - [2], 399pp, [3], 269pp, [1]. Original decorative cloth. Spine slightly faded, rubbed to extremities, small flaw to upper cover, corners slightly bumped. Internally very lightly browned throughout, black spot to top margin of a few pages, but generally clean. Slight cracking between pages 28/29 in volume two, a couple of signatures just slightly sprung, but all still well attached, previous owners inscription to ffep. Now housed in a cloth chemise inside a morocco backed slipcase. The first US edition, the UK edition published a year earlier in two volumes is very scarce and expensive. First Edition (US). Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued?). 8vo.

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        ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY LITHOGRAPH WITH IN-PAINTING: ISLE OF THE DEAD (DIE TOTENINSEL) , THIRD VERSION,

      Near Fine. c. 1885. Non-Book. This gorgeous in-painted lithograph is in outstanding condition. It was found in its original 19th century frame. The frame has been removed due to condition of the frame and backing. The only damage is two tiny holes (one the size of a pen tip, the other 1/8"). These holes are absolutely not visible unless held up to light with nothing behind the print. The print has very clearly been in-painted, most likely by the original artist or under his supervision. The pulp paper is very clearly 19th century paper with some foxing on the back side. There was also a piece of matching pulp paper attached to the back of the frame, but it is not legible. As shown in the last image, Bocklin signed this with his initials in the stone wall. ; 27.5" wide x 14.5" high .

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        Modernités.

      Giraud et Cie 1885 - - Giraud et Cie, Paris _1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale comportant une mention fictive de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline épinard, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet et date en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signé de Paul Vié. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Alphonse Daudet: " .qui ne les lira pas au grand regret de l'auteur ces quelques mauvais vers à intentions modernes, hommage inutile et désespéré.". Tampon de la bibliothèque Daudet sur la première page de garde. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une discrète reliure de Paul Vié. Autographes d'exception . 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 : 2645 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER&#39;S DELUXE MOROCCO of Grant&#39;s important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant&#39;s life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarters publisher&#39;s deluxe morocco with gilt medallions on boards. Two volumes. Some light wear to bindings with a few small edge bumps; text exceptionally clean. A handsome copy of the first edition in the rare deluxe morocco bindings.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kilchberg, 12. XI. 1885 [?]. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den namentlich nicht genannten Franz Hirsch (geb. 1844), Redakteur des "Deutschen Familienblattes": "Wenn wir keinen Termin setzen sondern es auf die gelegene Stunde abstellen, will ich Ihnen gerne einmal etwas Lyrisches schicken [.] Vergessen Sie nicht, verehrter Herr, mich Hn. Schorer freundlich zu empfehlen". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Complete in two volumes)

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. Two volumes (published in 1885 and 1886), each with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and marbled page block edges, newly rebound in blind-tooled full calf with the original marbled endpapers and spine labels reapplied. The labels bear a little wear - one dark spot on the volume band of the second book, a wandering crack at the right edge of the volume band on the first book, and a few spots of gilt flaking - but remain bright and attractive. The pages of both volumes are clean except for one or two fingerprints in margins per volume; no ownership marks; a little mild toning in the margins, otherwise surprisingly bright; the fold-out reproduced letters in the first volume show tanning at the edges, a short, closed tear along one crease, and extra folding creases in four places, but the fold-out is otherwise intact; the facsimile at p. 497 in the second volume has a closed edge tear but is otherwise excellent, and the extended map at 632 has but one spot of foxing in the margin, otherwise lovely. Illustrated, primarily with maps, throughout both volumes; indexed in the second volume; 584pp. + 647pp.. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      2 volumes. Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885. Portrait on frontispiece. With foldout maps and facsimilies. 584; 648 pages. Orig. green cloth with gilt lettering and medallion on the front and back cover. Near fine, with only very minor edgewear and slightly bumped corners.. A nice set of the first edition of Grant's memoirs

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        Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. to Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life by Joseph Ritson; with Eighty Wood Engravings by Bewick . ..printed on China Paper, Also Nine Etchins from Original Paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman

      London, J. C. Nimmo, 1885. 1st Edition in this form. Plates tissue-guarded; others mounted. Subjects: Robin Hood (Legendary character) --Poetry. Ballads, English--England--Texts. Songs, English--England--Texts. Outlaws--Poetry. Number 85 of a limited print of 300 only. Contemporary gilt-blocked vellum-backed green boards. Armorial motif in gilt to the front panel. Edges slightly dulled and dust-toned. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Robin Hood : A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. To Which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life By Joseph Ritson. With Eighty Wood Engraving By Thomas Bewick

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. Quarter gilt decorated parchment vellum over dark green cloth with gilt bow and sword to front panel. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Limited edition number 69 of 300 copies printed for England. 400 pages preceded by 118 page preface, life of Robin Hood and Notes and Illustrations plus 29 page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated February 1885 in rear. 80 wood engravings by Thomas Bewick and 9 etchings from original paintings by A.H. Tourrier and E. Buckman. Some wear and minor staining to vellum, but overall a very sharp, near fine copy.. Reprint. Vellum & Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Bewick. Octavo.

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        A Walk in Sydney Streets on the Shady Side. 20 Sketches

      Sydney,: The Author,, 1885.. Folio, lithographic dedication, title and envoi, and 20 lithographs; some scattered spotting but a good copy in the original publisher's half morocco, expertly rebacked, edges bumped. One of the rarer nineteenth-century illustrated Australian books in a handsome Sydney binding by W.E. Smith.A journalist, Whitelocke was born in London in 1861. It is not clear when he arrived in Australia but he entered journalism in the 1880s and was editor of the Barrier Miner and the National Advocate; he also wrote for the Sydney Mail and other papers. His social sympathies and his often satirically observant eye are obvious from this series of Mayhewesque images of Sydney city life.As Whitelocke himself comments in the advertisement to the work, the idea was prompted by a Sydney Morning Herald review of his 24 original sketches from the works of Charles Dickens (1882): the editors applauded the sketches, but openly wondered why the artist did not stay closer to home, as 'Sydney streets afford more subjects for a book of sketches than any work of Dickens'. Whitelocke acknowledged the value of such a project, and the resulting lithographs show that he was evidently drawn to the everyday bustle of the city, producing a fascinating series of social documents. His concern is with everyday life, whether it is an image of a Chinese vegetable seller, news-boys, orators in the park or street musicians (playing a harp, no less). There is a moralising tone to much of the letterpress, which belies the evident empathy and compassion of the images.

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        The Poetical Works

      Boston,: Houghton Mifflin, and Company, 1885.. Eight volumes, octavo; finely bound in contemporary tan polished calf, gilt. Very attractive set of Longfellow's works.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher&#39;s superior binding of tan full sheep, red and dark blue morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. 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. Slightly rubbed, and a few very minor patches of stripping, light toning as usual, an unusually well-preserved set in this attractive, but fragile, binding. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant&#39;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&#39;s autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 2 Volumes

      New York: CHARLES L. Webster & Co., 1885. Copy right dates are 1885 and 1886 1st edition 2 volume set, tan leather over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine, marbled edges and inside covers, no tears or bent pages previous owners name on the inside fly leaf and is signed under the forward, NO JACKET, shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, some scrapes to the outside front and back covers, a crack on the 1st volume on the spine side of the groove, but is still connected, bright, clean text with a tight bindings solid collectable books, good + considering they are 125 years old, the General didn&#39;t see these books come out he passed away before they ever came out.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885.. First editions of the two volume set of the 18th President of the United States&#39; memoirs. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with title and front panel in gilt. In excellent condition with some of the usual soiling.

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        When The Pale Pale Moon. Song. The Poetry By J H Mc Naughton

      Boosey & Co, London. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647 - Undated late1800's? Signed [Initialled] by Dolby who died in 1885 so must be before that date. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647013.

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        Dakota: "Behold, I show you a delightsome land"

      Rand McNally & Co. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co.. 1885. First. First edition. Printed yellow wrappers. 90pp, plus (6)pp. ads. Illustrated. Stamp of P.F. McClure, Commissioner of Immigration, Bismarck on front wrap, soiling on the front wrap, tiny tears near the spine, very good or better. Apparently some copies had a hand colored map laid in, this copy does not. Adams Herd 1057. .

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        Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands: Forty-Four Plates Painted in Water-Colours and Described by Mrs. Francis Sinclair, Jr

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1885. Small folio. (14 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches). Guarded throughout. [12]pp. 44 chromolithographed plates, printed by Leighton Brothers, each with accompanying text leaf. Later green crushed morocco, covers elaborately panelled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style. First edition of "One of the most prized of Hawaiian books among collectors" (Forbes). In the preface, the author writes: "The following collection of flowers was made upon the islands of Kauai and Niihau, the most northern of the Hawaiian archipelago. It is not by any means a large collection, considering that the flowering plants of the islands are said by naturalists to exceed four hundred varieties. But this enumeration was made some years ago, and it is probable that many plants have become extinct since then." Her wonderfully illustrated work would be the first book dedicated to Hawaiian flora to be illustrated in colour. Isabella Sinclair (nee McHutcheson), was born in Scotland in 1840, married her cousin Frank Sinclair in 1863 and moved to Hawaii that year. Having studied botany in New Zealand, Sinclair began painting watercolors of the Hawaiian flora, carefully identifying each specimen with its botanical name as provided by Joseph Hooker, along with its natural habitat, its native name and other information. As Forbes notes, the work was an early example of a perfect binding and as such copies tend to be found loose in their bindings with subsequent damage to the plates and leaves. This example beautifully bound and in very fine condition internally. Stafleu TL2 12.024; Forbes 3736; Nissen 1848; Great Flower Books p. 76.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      New York: The Grolier Club, 1885. One small scrape to flyleaf, else fine. Limited to 150 copies on Japan paper, this no. 137 xx, 62p. Printed by Theo. L. De Vinne, NY. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Color headpieces and initials. Bound by Bradstreet&#39;s in full blue crushed morocco with textured endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with gilt-ruled borders with corner ornaments and with the Grolier Club emblem in the center, gilt-ruled board edges, dentelles with corner and border ornaments. Original paper wrappers with overall designs in blue with darker blue, white, and gilt (based on an example in Audsley&#39;s Outlines of Ornament) bound in Reprinted from the Quaritch 4th edition edition of 1879. Scarce.& With the book plate of Samuel F. Barger, railroad director and financier.& Further provenance: Terry Brewer, Reston, Virginia.& Potter 211.&

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        Plain And Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights&#39; Entertainments, A, now entituled; The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. With introduction explanatory notes on the manners and customer of Moslem Men and a terminal essay upon the history of The Nights [Volumes 1 -10]

      Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers only; Benares., 1885. Good. Publishers black cloth with gilt letteirng and decoration. Rebacked, with original cloth, which is missing portions, relaid. Some dampstaining, rubbing and wear to corners of covers. Hinges reinforced with binders tape. Foxing to far extremeties. Name `Henry M. Jones` stamped to title page of each volume. Volumes 3 and 4 have the correction to the copyright page; "Ellis Spear" is crossed out in ink, and "Philip Justice" is printed above. A good, solid set. . First printings. . Hard with Dust Jacket. 4to. 10". . Good.

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        Out of Africa

      Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards ? Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket.  The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep.  There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges.  The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face.  The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge.  The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS [this Old Testament only] TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES:

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Henry Froude, Oxford Warehouse; C. J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge Warehouse), 1885. Trifling rub to outer corners of first volume, vol. II with tiny gouge to spine, else fine - nearly as new. Revised Version. Presentation copy Royal 8vo. Four volumes. xx, 628p; [viii],520p; [viii], 364p; [viii], 534p. Bound in full pebbled black morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with stylized gilt titles, the upper covers with panels in blind and large central coats-of-arms of Cambridge and Oxford in gilt With this volume was completed the revision of the Old and New Testaments, begun in 1870. The revised Apocrypha did not appear till 1895." Darlow and Moule 1286.& Presentation page hand calligraphed: ":Presented to The Venerable The Archdeacon of Oxford , [Edwin Palmer] by the University Presses in acknowledgment of his share in the work of the Revision. " & [Signed] B[enjamin] Jowett Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, [Signed] N[orman] M[cLeod] Ferrers, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. May 19th, 1885."&

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        Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats. A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of NInety

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good. Kate Greenaway. Kate Greenaway. Hard Cover. INSCRIBED BY KATE GREENAWAY, "Cecily Champneys From Kate Greenaway 1886." The recipient was the young daughter of Basil Champneys, the prominent architect and also the biographer of Coventry Patmore. On the rear free endpaper Cecily has written out her address in pencil following her full name - Manor Farm, Hampstead, London, England, World, Universe, Solar System (!). This large paper copy is from a later edition of a work originally published in 1823. It is edited and included additional verses by John Ruskin and several new illustrations by Greenaway. Ruskin states in the preface that the illustrations are black and white outlines so that clever children could color them in their own way. In original brown publisher&#39;s cloth with gilt title and illustration on the front cover. Binding is rubbed, bumped, with a few light stains. Interior pages are generally clean with light marks to some page margins. Text block is split in middle but still holding. Rear fep has repaired closed tear. Despite flaws still very good and a desirable copy with its charming and amusing association. 20 pages. CHI/013113.

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        The Purple Land that England Lost. Travels and Adventures in the Banda Oriental, South America 2 Volumes

      London: Sampson Low, Marston Searle, and Rivington, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of Hudson&#39;s first published novel. INSCRIBED, "with the author&#39;s best regards. Oct. 20, 1885." The name of the recipient has been obscured, but must have been someone of consequence, for the inscription dates from the time of publication. Presentation copies of Hudson&#39;s early books are rare. W.H. Hudson (1841-1922) was born near Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his early years he pursued his passion for nature and ornithology. In 1874 he settled in England, where he spent the rest of his life. He is best known for his South American fantasy novel, Green Mansions, featuring Rima the half-human, half-bird girl. The Purple Land was a novel of romance and adventure featuring the hero, Richard Lamb, and Englishman who marries a young Argentinian woman and has to flee to Uruguay. The work was not successful initially but was reissued in 1904. The book was referred to in Hemingway&#39;s The Sun Also Rises: & "Then there was another thing. He had been reading W.H. Hudson. That sounds like an innocent occupation, but Cohn had read and reread The Purple Land. The Purple Land is a very sinister book if read too late in life. It recounts splendid imaginary amorous adventures of a perfect English gentleman in an intensely romantic land, the scenery of which is very well described. For a man to take it at thirty-four as a guide-book to what life holds is about as safe as it would be for a man of the same age to enter Wall Street direct from a French convent, equipped with a complete set of the more practical Alger books." Bound in publisher&#39;s dark blue cloth with title and author in black on front boards and in glit on spines. Some bumping and rubbing, and a few small chips to spine edges, but otherwise very good. Hinges are tender but text blocks are tight. Interior is clean and in very good condition as well. Volume I: 286 pages; Volume II: 265 pages plus October 1885 publisher&#39;s catalog of 32 pages. LIT/102212.

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