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        Forty English-language volumes of the celebrated German travel guide Baedeker. A near complete set lacking only the elusive Madeira volume but otherwise representing the entire geographical range and including the very scarce first edition guide to Russia

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1885-1971 Assorted editions and conditions, but generally a good, bright set. Individual volumes as follows: Austria-Hungary including Dalmatia and Bosnia (1905); Austria together with Budapest, Prague, Karlsbad, Marienbad (1930); Belgium and Holland (1891); Belgium and Holland including the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (1910); The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska (1922); The Eastern Alps, including the Bavarian Highlands, Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola (1907); Egypt. First part: Lower Egypt, with the Fayûm and the Peninsula of Sinai (1885); Egypt (1902); Egypt and the Sudan (1908); Northern France from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire excluding Paris and its Environs (1889); South-Eastern France including Corsica (1898); South-Western France from the Loire and the Rhone to the Spanish Frontier (1895); Southern France including Corsica (1907); Paris and its Environs with routes from London to Paris (1910); The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance (1906); Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers (1910); Southern Germany (Wurtemberg and Bavaria) (1907); Germany (1936); Berlin and its Environs [1929]; Munich and its Environs, with Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberammergau (1950); Northern Bavaria (1951); Frankfurt and the Taunts (1953); Great Britain. England, Wales and Scotland as far as Loch Maree and the Cromarty Firth (1887); London and its Environs (1930); Greece (1909); Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes through France, Switzerland, and Austria (1913); Central Italy and Rome (1909); Italy. Third part: Southern Italy and Sicily, with excursions to the Lipari Islands, Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu (1900) ; Italy from the Alps to Naples (1928); The Mediterranean. Seaports and Sea Routes including Madeira, the Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (1911); Norway, Sweden and Denmark (1903); Palestine and Syria with routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus (1912); The Riviera. South-Eastern France and Corsica. The Italian Lakes and Lake of Geneva (1931); Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking (1914); Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking [1971], Spain and Portugal (1908); Switzerland and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol (1907); Tyrol and the Dolomites including the Bavarian Alps (1927); The United States with excursions to Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico, and Alaska (1909); The Traveller’s Manual of Conversion in four languages, English, French, German and Italian, with vocabulary, short questions, etc. Stereotype edition [post 1877]. Five French- and German-language editions also included. Please enquire for full volume-by-volume descriptions.. Hardcover. Good.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London: Longmans, Green, 1885. First edition. Lower spine edge slightly rubbed, a tad cocked, else fine. 12mo. original blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, in half blue morocco slipcase by Sangorski Inscribed on front fly leaf "To Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885" A fine association copy presented to a friend of Mrs. Stevenson soon after the book was published. After the death of Stevenson's father, he and his mother were often together. She accompanied him to America when he spent some time at Saranac and on his voyage through the South Sea Islands which followed. When he settled in Samoa, she became a permanent member of the household.& & Miss Pigot went to India at the age of seventeen and worked there as a missionary. In November 1882 charges had been made "against the moral character" of Ms. Mary Pigot, then Superintendent of the Female Mission in Calcutta, The charges were brought in a document given to the Rev. William Hastie, who had been dismissed from his post as Principal of the Foreign Missions College in Calcutta, in 1883. He had appealed the charges "want of tact and tempers and his discourtesy" and in spite of an eight hour speech in his defense lost the appeal. Mr. Hastie had sent the charges to the Foreign Missions Committee with a post script in effect confirming the charges. The Committee handed the paper to Ms. Pigot who happened to be in Edinburgh on a visit. She returned to Calcutta and raised a libel action against Hastie. She finally won the case and Hastie was found guilty of malicious libel. The Commissioners had investigated the accusation against Ms. Pigot and found "the only serious charge brought home to Miss Pigot was that she had unwittingly appointed a Roman Catholic as matron of the orphanage, and had retained her services after she knew the fact that she was not a Protestant". .. This was Miss Pigot's chief fault and it is said that the Commissioners "saw no reason to believe that she tolerated any known impropriey, and they have a strong impression, from what they have learned elsewhere, that the orphanage was no worse off in respect to its native agents than all other mission of similar character." & & Fanny wrote to her mother-in-law in May, 1884 "He [Stevenson] was greatly taken up with the Miss Pigot triumph, and wrote her a short note when he first heard of it, to say so." Miss Pigot wrote in July, 1884 "Mrs. T. Stevenson has made me her debtor for many years. And my intense appreciation of literature has bound me in full homage to her gifted son whose gem of a letter is a treasure to possess."& & A fine copy in the preferred binding in which the apostrophe in the word "Child's" on the spine has a curved tail, quite scarce thus. Other copies of the first, and second, editions as well, have been noted on which this apostrophe resembles a small figure seven [Beinecke 192. Hayward 297. Booth and Mehew The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. IV pp. 71, 79. Yale Letters, Letter 1005. Lewis and Mills, Feminist Postcolonial Theory. Kent, Converting Women.].

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

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

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        The Raven. By Edgar Allen Poe.

      Privately printed by Wm. Cushing Bamburgh, New York November 1885. 8°. 11 leaves. With opening poem "Poe" by William Winter. Bound with the original wrappers preserved in a black full calf binding with richly gilt title on both boards. No. 21 of an unknown number of copies, given especially to Mr. A.F. Lloyd (name handwritten on titlepage along with number) "With the Compliments of Wm. Cushing Bamburgh". Lower spine-end bumped. Inside hinges professionally repaired with black cloth strips

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago.

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. 366 pp. With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1st American edition. Original green decorated cloth. Corners, spine and head lightly rubbed. Small spots on back board. Stable cassette. This is a nice copy and among the first 10,000 printings of the first edition of 30,000, containing the three critical first-issue points revealed by recent scholarship: Title leaf presented as a cancel with the 1884 copyright; "Him and another man" listed incorrectly on page 88 (first state); and "with the was" showing on page 57 (instead of "with the saw." (first state).. "The English edition was published by Chatto & Windus on December 4, 1884, several days before the American edition was received for copyright at Washington

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Tom Sawyer`s Comrade).

      Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time:Forty to Fifty Years Ago. With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations. Nw York: Charles L. Webster and Company. 1885. 8:o. First American edition. Later state. Portrait,366 pp. Original green decorated cloth. Slightly worn edges, worn at head and foot of spine. 22 x 17 cm.. With corrections. Page reference "88" on page 13 corrected to "87". The misprint "with the was" on page 57 corrected to "with the saw". Misprint "Decided" on page 9 changes to "Decides"

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        Yvette.

      1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1885. 295 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

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

      Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only Benares: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only, 1885. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. A Fine Copy in Morocco of the First Printing ofBurton's Unexpurgated "Arabian Nights" 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4").Together, 16 volumes. 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' 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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        [Millais, J. E. etc] Rural England; Loitering Along the Lanes

      Strahan and Company The Camden Press London: Strahan and Company, The Camden Press, n.d. [1885]. First Edition. Thick folio. Original publisher's lavish vellum-backed parchment boards elaborately gilt with decorative covers, red morocco label on spine, black gilt decorative endpapers, beveled edges. Uncut. No. 209 for England of 300 copies (300 for America). Title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved proof illustrations on Japanese paper laid down by hand. Illustrations by Arthur Hughes, J.E. Millais, J.W. North, Helen Allingham, G.J. Pinwell, etc engraved on wood by the Dalziel Brothers. A landmark in Pre-Raphaelite book production. Fredeman 90.13. A fine copy housed in an exemplary folding case with marbled interior, felt-lined and padded inside spine, printed label on spine of box.

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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'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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        Originalt fotografi.

      (Ca. 1885). 13,6 x 9,7 cm. Monteret på hvidt pap, som måler 14,5 x 10,8 cm. Ibsen er fotograferet i 1/3 profil med hovedet drejet til venstre, i dobbeltradet jakke med adskillige mindre medaljer på jakken og en stor om halsen og med briller.. Imposing original photograph of the famous Norwegian playwright, the author of "Hedda Gabler" (PMM 375: "Revolution in the Theatre"), "Pillars of Society, "A Doll's House" etc, etc. Original photographs of Ibsen are hard to come by and very sought after

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        Forty English-language volumes of the celebrated German travel guide Baedeker. A near complete set lacking only the elusive Madeira volume but otherwise representing the entire geographical range and including the very scarce first edition guide to Russia

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1885-1971.. Hardcover. Good. Assorted editions and conditions, but generally a good, bright set. Individual volumes as follows: Austria-Hungary including Dalmatia and Bosnia (1905); Austria together with Budapest, Prague, Karlsbad, Marienbad (1930); Belgium and Holland (1891); Belgium and Holland including the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (1910); The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska (1922); The Eastern Alps, including the Bavarian Highlands, Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola (1907); Egypt. First part: Lower Egypt, with the Fayûm and the Peninsula of Sinai (1885); Egypt (1902); Egypt and the Sudan (1908); Northern France from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire excluding Paris and its Environs (1889); South-Eastern France including Corsica (1898); South-Western France from the Loire and the Rhone to the Spanish Frontier (1895); Southern France including Corsica (1907); Paris and its Environs with routes from London to Paris (1910); The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance (1906); Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers (1910); Southern Germany (Wurtemberg and Bavaria) (1907); Germany (1936); Berlin and its Environs [1929]; Munich and its Environs, with Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberammergau (1950); Northern Bavaria (1951); Frankfurt and the Taunts (1953); Great Britain. England, Wales and Scotland as far as Loch Maree and the Cromarty Firth (1887); London and its Environs (1930); Greece (1909); Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes through France, Switzerland, and Austria (1913); Central Italy and Rome (1909); Italy. Third part: Southern Italy and Sicily, with excursions to the Lipari Islands, Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu (1900) ; Italy from the Alps to Naples (1928); The Mediterranean. Seaports and Sea Routes including Madeira, the Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (1911); Norway, Sweden and Denmark (1903); Palestine and Syria with routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus (1912); The Riviera. South-Eastern France and Corsica. The Italian Lakes and Lake of Geneva (1931); Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking (1914); Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking [1971], Spain and Portugal (1908); Switzerland and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol (1907); Tyrol and the Dolomites including the Bavarian Alps (1927); The United States with excursions to Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico, and Alaska (1909); The Traveller's Manual of Conversion in four languages, English, French, German and Italian, with vocabulary, short questions, etc. Stereotype edition [post 1877]. Five French- and German-language editions also included. Please enquire for full volume-by-volume descriptions.

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        Originalt uniformsmanuskript med titelblad i tusch: Svenske, russiske, østrigske, sachsiske og franske Armeers Uniformer i 1813 samt den engelske Armees Uniformer i 1807, 1817 og 1880. Akvareller af Valdemar Møller. [Original uniform-manuscript with title-page in Indian ink: Uniforms of the Swedish, Russian, Austrian, Sachsian and French Armies in 1813 as well as Uniforms of the English Army in 1807, 18017 and 1880. Water-colours by Valdemar Møller].

      København [Copenhagen], 1885-86. Stor folio. (54,5x36 cm.). Samt. hldrbd. i flammet kalv, rygforgyldning. En stor rød kartouche i shirt nedfældet i forpermen hvorpå i guldtryk: Valdemar Møller. Forskjellige Evropæiske Hæres Uniformer 1807-1813-1880. Indeholder 39 originale akvareller udført i tusch og vandfarve af høj kvalitet. Akvarellerne er opsatte på hver sin side og har lidt varierende mål 28-30 x 21-24 cm. Alle er signerede Valdemar Møller (de fleste 1886).Large folio (54,5 x 36 cm.). Cont. hcalf w. gilt spine. A large red cloth-cartouche on front board, on which is printed in gold: "Valdemar Møller. Forskjellige Evropæiske Hæres Uniformer 1807-1813-1880 (i.e. The Uniforms of Different European Armies 1807-1813-1880). The manuscript contains 39 original water-coloured illustrations, carried out with Indian ink and water-colours, of very high quality. The water-colour paintings are mounted on one page each and most of them have tissue-guards; they have a bit varying measurements: 28-30 x 21-24 cm. They are all signed by Valdemar Møller (most of them 1886).).. The artistically excellent water-colours are executed by the Danish painter of uniforms, Valdemar Møller, who is primarily known for his printed work on Danish historical uniforms issued 1893: "Den danske armés Uniformer i deres Hovedforandringer i Løbet af circa tre Aarhundreder" (R. Colas: 2115 - Lipperheide:2288). - 32 of the 39 plates depict European uniforms from the Napoleonic Wars dated 1813. Contents: Swedish Troops: 8 plates - Russian Troops: 11 plates - Austrian Troops: 2 plates - Saxon Troops: 3 plates - French Troops: 5 plates - English Troops: 10 plates (of these: 1 plate: 1807 - 3 plates: 1813 - 6 plates:1880)

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        [oeuvres completes]. paris, ao/oodition nationale, j lemonnyer, g. richard et c.ie, 1885-1895.

      45 volumi in-4° (cm. 27,7), legature coeve in m. pelle rossa e angoli (legatoria Torriani di Milano), dorsi con nervi e titoli in oro (usure), tagli superiori dorati, risguardi marmorizzati (conservate le brossure editoriali); carte in ottimo stato (bruniture marginali) con più di 250 tavole illustrative f.t. protette da veline parlanti e oltre 2000 testatine incise n.t. protette da semplici veline, il tutto realizzato da 184 artisti diversi. Edizione mastodontica delle opere del letterato francese in un bell'insieme completo.A "Remarquable pubblication très cotee" [Carteret IV, 207]. Agli ultimi 2 tomi vi sono le biografie (Louis Ulbach,A -i-Le vie de Vicytor Hugo-/i-, Paris Testard 1886, e Camille Pelletan, -i-Victor Hugo homme politique-/i-, Paris Testard 1891). Esemplare molto buono.

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        Kapitalen. Første Del. & Anden Del. + Familjens, Privatejendommens og Statens Oprindelse.

      3 bind. Socialistisk Bibliotek. Udgivet af Det socialdemokratiske Arbejderparti i Danmark (bind 4 & 5). N. Cohens Bogtrykkeri, København 1885-88. 474+VII + 363 + 77+128+142 sider (bind 3 omfatter tillige Benoit Malou: Socialismens Historie. Første & Anden Del, (1889). Kønne uniforme brune halvlæderbind med tidstypisk rygforgyldning. Rygtitel: Socialistisk Bibliotek I-III.. I: Kapitalen. Kapitalens Produktionsproces. Oversat efter Originalens tredje Oplag. II: Kapitalens Cirkulationsproces. Udgivet efter Forfatterens Død af Friedrich Engels.** Første danske oversættelse af Kapitalen's første 2 bind, oversat fra den tyske originaludgave fra henholdsvis 1883 og 1885. Friedrich Engels, som forestod arbejdet med at udgive bind 2 og 3 efter Marx's død i 1883. Engels udsendte den tyske udgave af bind 3 i 1894. *** Sættet omfatter desuden Engels' hovedværk om Familiens, privatejendommens og statens oprindelse, "Dansk, af Forfatteren gennemgaaet Udgave, besørget af Gerson Trier". Sættets enkelte dele udgør således Socialistisk Bibliotek bind IV-V, VII, VIII & IX bundet sammen til bind I-III.** First Danish edition of 'Das Kapital', translated from the German edition published in Hamburg 1883 and 1885

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        The costume of Yorkshire

      Leeds, 1885. v, 106 large pp + 40 chromolithograph plates. Ltd. ed., no. 36 of 600 copies. Very fine in original half red calf, t.e.g. Marbled boards a little rubbed. Folio (13 x 18in) First published in 1813 which at the time was the first English book to depict a steam engine. Other views include views of the Militia regiments, horse dealers, jockeys at the races, factory children, etc.

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        The Costume of Yorkshire in 1814. A Series of 40 Facsimiles of Original Drawings, with descriptions in English and French

      Richard Jackson Leeds: Richard Jackson. 1885. Facsimile edition. Large folio. 13" x 18". Half morocco and cloth gilt. 106pp.,.41 color plates. One of 600 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the edges of the plates; edgewear, else very good. .

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        Cady's Store at Gardner Center, Massachusetts

      n.p. n.d. n.p., n.d.. 15.25 x 52 inches (39.3 x 132.1 cm). Inscribed and dated "Cady's store at Gardner Center, Mass./Anno Domini. 1885 (lower Left). Some damage lower margins. Framed and glazed . Walter Harrison Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1877. His father, a town selectman and proprietor of the general store, was fascinated with a variety of subjects, including the classics of literature, as well as the study of nature. During the course of long walks with his young son, Edwin Cady passed on his love of the local flora and fauna, which was later reflected in the son's art. Tragically, Edwin Cady's business in Gardner failed, and while attempting to earn a living in Boston, he was killed. Walter Harrison was eighteen Even at this early age, Cady had experienced some success by having his illustrations published. In 1894 Walter H. Cady (as he then signed his work) published an illustration in a supplement to Harper's Young People After his father's death he went to New York to find work as a free lance artist, and within a year had obtained a steady job on the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper as an illustrator for $10 a week, which allowed him to support his mother, in a cold water flat in Greenwich Village. For the next four years he worked full time at the Brooklyn Eagle and did creative work on his own, until he attracted the attention of John Ames Mitchell, editor of Life, who offered Cady a job as staff artist and cartoonist, at an excellent salary He also illustrated a variety of articles and provided cover pages for a many popular magazines, including Boy's Life, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Ladies' Home Journal. And, with his hard earned success, he began to sign his work Harrison Cady, leaving behind his first name W. HARRISON CADY (1877-1970), was "a man who saw things that were not there" said editor and owner of the old Life Magazine, John Ames, about this successful illustrator who depicted nature with great fidelity and imagination. Fantasy and friendly animals living in ethereal magical worlds became Cady's trademark and thus prompted his work on hundreds of book and newspaper pages, Old Mother West Wind and Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess in particular Incredibly detailed crosshatching and shading technique mold realism in Cady's fantastic world. Having received no formal art training, Walter Harrison Cady was introduced to art through an informal apprenticeship with a local painter, Parker Perkins, in his hometown of Gardner Massachusetts. On long hiking trips Cady learned to observe nature and depicted his subjects with that educated eye. Cady's practical art education came as a newspaper artist with the intense on the spot deadline training required by the trade at the turn of the century Cady was very prolific, illustrating for over 70 years for publications such as St. Nicholas, Saturday Evening Post, Ladie's Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and the Herald Tribune Syndicate. From personal and unfettered editorial commentary to depictions of fantasy forest worlds, Harrison Cady's work naturally typifies a distinctly American sensibility. -A.S.M

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        L' Ornement Polychrome deuxieme serie. Cent vingt planches en couleur or et argent. Art ancient et asiatique moyen age, renaissance, XVII, XVIII et XIX siecles. Recueil historique et pratique avec des notices explicatives publie sous la direction de M.A. Racinet

      Libraire de Firmin Didot et cie Paris: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et cie. (1885-86). Folio. Approximately 11.5" x 16". 120 chromolithographic plates. Rebound in buckram. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the edges of all plates, soiling and bumping on the boards, toning in the margins of the plate, else about very good. .

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