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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster. Good. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, Mixed State. Good blue boards with embossed gilt illustration of Huck Finn on front cover. Gilt title on front cover and spine. Covers worn and faded. Former owner signatures on front pastedown and front endpaper. Pages tanned. No DJ. Author's Notice on front page: "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR Per G. G. , Chief of Ordnance. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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.

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        Germinal. A realistic Novel

      London: Vizetelly and Co. 1885, 1885. First UK edition. 8vo. 2pp. preliminary ads + 464pp. + 24pp. ads uncut dated April 1886. Publisher's gilt decorated and titled brown cloth. Minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends, very good indeed, sharp, clean and handsome. Internally clean, floral endpapers. An attractive copy of Zola's complex tale of the harsh lives of poverty stricken coal miners and their loves, hates and jealousies.

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        Orchids the Royal Family of Plants, with illustrations from nature.

      - London, John Slark, 1885. Large 4to. pp. 90, with 24 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt edges. Nissen BBI, 1382. An attractively produced monograph on orchids. "The designs of the artists have been engraved on stone and reproduced in colours by the Hatch Lithographic Company of New York" (from the Introduction). A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880. 4 vols

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1885, - WINSOR, Justin, (ed.) The Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880 . Edited by Justin Winsor, Librarian of Harvard University. Issued under the business superintendence of the projector,Clarence E. Jewett. In Four Volumes. Volume One: The Early and Colonial Periods, Volume Two: The Provincial Period, Volume Three: The Revolutionary Period and The Last Hundred Years (part one), Volume Four: The Last Hundred Years (part two) and Special Topics. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1885, 1882, 1882, 1886. I: Pp. (6),[i]-xxxii,[1]-596,(4), double-leaf colourmap frontis., 11 p. of plates and maps (with tissue guards); II: Pp. (4),[i]-lviii,[1]-577,(3), frontis., + 11 p. of plates and maps (with tissue guards); III: Pp. (2),[i]-xii,[1]-691,(5), frontis., + 9 p. of plates and maps(1 of which is a double-leaf map; with tissue guards); IV: Pp. (4),[i]-x,[1]-713,(5), frontis., + 7 p. of plates (with tissue guards). Includes myriadtextual illustrations and signature facsimiles. Large 8vo, half pebbled black leather with marbled boards, five gilt-tooled raised bands and lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An extensive chronicle of the first two hundred and fifty years of the history of one of the most important cities in the northeastern United States - home to the business eliteof the region, and an area where much of the revolutionary zeal was born. Volume One: Contents: Part 1: Prehistoric Period and Natural History: 1. Nathaniel Southgate Shalers "The Geology of Boston and Its Environs"; 2. JoelA. Allen's "The Fauna of Eastern Massachusetts"; 3. Asa Gray's "The Flora of Boston and Vicinity". Part 2: Early History: 1. George Dexter's "Early European Voyagers in Massachusetts" (with an illustration of a norse ship, and plenty of information on the Cabots, Verrazano, et al); 2. Winsor's "TheEarliest Maps of Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor" (with examples of Cosa's Map, Stephanius's Map, Fernando Columbus's map, the French Map, Lok's Map, Hood's Map, Wytfliet's Map, Champlain's Map, Lescarbot's Map, John Smith's Map, Jacobsz's Map, and Governor Winthrop's sketch of the coast); 3. Charles Francis Adams Jr.'s "The Earliest Explorations and Settlement of Boston Harbor". Part 3: The Colonial Period: 1. Samuel Foster Haven's "The Massachusetts Colony"; 2. Robert C. Winthrop's "Boston Founded"; 3. George E. Ellis's "The Puritan Commonwealth"; 4. Henry W. Foote's "The Rise of Dissenting Faiths"; 5. Charles C. Smith's "Boston and the Colony"; 6. Ellis's "TheIndians of Eastern Massachusetts"; 7. Smith's "Boston and the NeighboringJurisdictions" (with autograph facsimiles of La Tour and d'Aulnay, among others); 8. Thomas W. Higginson's "From Winthrop's Death to Philip's War"; 9.Edward E. Hale's "Philip's War"; 10. Charles Deane's "The Struggle to Maintain the Charter of King Charles the First, and its Final Loss in 1684"; 11. Henry H. Edes's "Charlestown in the Colonial Period"; 12. Francis S. Drake's "Roxbury in the Colonial Period"; 13. Samuel J. Barrows's "Dorchester in the Colonial Period"; 14. Drake's "Brighton in the Colonial Period"; 15.Mellen Chamberlain's "Winnisimmet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point in the Colonial Period"; 16. Winsor's "The Literature of the Colonial Period"; 17. J. Hammond Trumbull's "The Indian Tongue and Its Literature"; 18. Horace E.Scudder's "Life in Boston in the Colonial Period"; 19. Edwin L. Bynner's "Topography and Landmarks of the Colonial Period"; 20. William H. Whitmore's"Boston Families Prior to 1700". Volume Two: Contents: The Provincial Period: 1. Whitmore's "The Inter-Charter Period"; 2. Ellis's "The Royal Governors"; 3. Higginson's "French and Indian War"; 4. William F. Poole's "Witchcraft in Boston"; 5. Hale's "Lord Bellomont and Captain Kidd" (includes an autograph facsimile of Sarah Kidd); 6. Alexander McKenzie's "The Religious History of the Provincial Period"; 7. Smith's "The French Protestants in Boston"; 8. George M. Towle's "Franklin, th [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled (26 Broadway)

      Etching. Signed in pencil. Image measures 12 1/8" x 5 1/2". This beautiful etching depicts the entrance to 26 Broadway, otherwise known as the Standard Oil Building after its original occupant. Built in 1885, the building was renovated in 1921-1928 by Thomas Hastings almost to the point of being unrecognizable. This print dates to shortly after this rebuilding and shows the elaborate vaulted entrance with a globe-shpaped lamp and carved decoration. A number of cars and people stand outside, all dwarfed by the massive size of the entrance. Strong contrasts of black and white in the etching enhance the building's dramatic architecture. The print is a dark impression in excellent condition. Earl Horter was an American etcher and illustrator who concentrated on urban scenes, particularly of New York and Philadelphia. He was strongly influenced by avant-garde art of the period, particularly Picasso, and became well-known as a collector as well as an artist. His work earned him a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978. This print is a striking example of his work.

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        An Historical and Practical Guide to Art Illustration

      London - Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1885 - A near immaculate copy of this scarce work on art illustration. Featuring some beautiful examples of many different artistic forms and methods, including a lovely double page colour rendering of Animals in the Snow by Dupuy et Fils, and a stunning line engraving by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Collated complete with all 24 plates present and in excellent condition. With the blackletter institutional stamps of the Royal Society of Arts to the head of the title page and dedication page. First edition. Condition: In a full tooled cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some small marks to boards and light wear toextremities. Rear hinge a fraction strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with only the very occasional spot to handling mark to be found. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD [caption title]

      [New York. ca. 1885].. Broadside, 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Repaired at folds on verso with tape. Minor wear. Good. Circular handbill promoting the forthcoming Statue of Liberty and soliciting contributions toward a base and pedestal for her placement. The circular has a woodcut picture of the statue, declaiming it as a "new Wonder of the World" and describing it in grandiose terms, and giving a brief history and description. For the contribution of a dollar, the subscriber will receive a six-inch replica of the statue, and for five dollars, a replica a foot tall. There was great difficulty at the time raising funds for the completion of the pedestal, which almost sank the whole project. The pedestal depicted in the woodcut is similar to the final version as built, but differs in many details. A rare and ephemeral piece.

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        Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1885 - One of the "Darktown Fire Brigade Series": with the sub-caption, "De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush." (CURRIER & IVES) 17-1/2 x 13-1/2 including margins. Hand-colored lithograph. Archivally backed with mending tissue, repairing two corners and a few slight marginal tears without loss; else fine and bright. Peters 222

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        [LETTER] Autographed Letter, Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1885 Autographed Letter, Signed. 3pp., on letterhead of "Headquarters Army of the United States." Fine condition. Washington, D.C. June 24, 1885. A fine letter, written and signed by Sheridan to "My dear Col. Dudley." At the time, Col Dudley was stationed at Fort Custer, Montana. Sheridan mentions one Lucius Campbell, "one of my old Army scouts" and asks for any "consideration extended to him permissable by the rules of the service." "He would like to get a permit long enough some time this summer or fall to come East. If his service can be spared I would be glad if you would give it to him. Congratulating you on your promotion." Colonel Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley had a long and distinguished career (with some inconsequential misdeeds), including the service during the early Sioux wars, the Utah Expedition, Civil War, service in Arizona and New Mexico, the Lincoln County War, the Apache troubles of 1880-81, etc. In 1885 he was promoted to colonel of the 6th Cavalry, stationed at Fort Custer, Montana. It is to Fort Custer that Sheridan writes. .

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        Pl. 27 Kolokolo-Kuahiwi

       An extremely detailed hand-colored lithograph of a native Hawaiian flower by Mrs. Francis SInclair, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1885. Overall this print measures 10.4X14.5". This print is of superior quality, and in good condition with bright crisp paper and radiant coloring. Some foxing, staining and creasing in margins.Isabella McHutcheson moved to Hawaii after her marriage in 1863 to her cousin Francis Sinclair. Their family were the first European settlers to live on the island of Ni`ihau. Isabella was the niece of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair who had famously bought the island of Niihau from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 in gold in 1864. Isabella was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1840 and from a very young age she showed a real artistic proclivity. Part of her childhood was spent in New Zealand where she first acquired an interest in botany as well. During the years that her husband Frank ran the family ranch, Isabella Sinclair occupied her time collecting botanical specimens, painting watercolor sketches of the plants, and preparing a collection that eventually became a book: "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." She took a specific interest in the plant life of the Waimea and Olokele regions which she compared to the New Zealand species she was familiar with. She painted a series of watercolors and identified each specimen with its botanical name (provided by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker), natural habitat setting, Native Hawaiian name and blossoming period. This book was the first in existence to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants. With 44 color plates in all the book was an exquisite cross section of  Native plants. 

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        Trait? clinique du diagnostic des maladies de l'enc?phale bas? sur l'?tude des localisations

      Paris - Adrien Delahaye, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this medical study of diagnosis of dieseases of the brain. In French. Translated from the German and annotated by P. Keraval, with a preface by Professor Charcot. In collaboration with other physicians, Nothnagel published Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie, a comprehensive 24-volume handbook of medicine. In 1876 he described the irregular pulse associated with atrial fibrillation. At the time he referred to this discovery as delirium cordis. The eponymous Nothnagel's syndrome is named after him. Condition: Ina half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally sound, though a little rubbed, with a couple of marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Public General Acts

      57 - London - Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An importantcollection of the acts and statutes passed by the British Parliament between 1885 and 1953. Containing the records of 1885 (forty-eighth and forty-ninth years of Victoria's reign, sixth session of the twenty-second Parliament), 1886 (forty-ninth and fiftieth years of Victoria's reign, first session of the twenty-third Parliament), 1919 (ninth and tenth years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-first Parliament), 1921 (eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of George V, third and fourth sessions of thirty-first Parliament), 1922 (twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of George V, fifth session of the thirty-first Parliament), 1923 (thirteenth and fourteenth years years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-second Parliament), 1924 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George V, thirty-third Parliament), 1925 (fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of George V, thirty-fourth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1926 (sixteenth and seventeenth years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1927 (seventeenth and eighteenth years of the reign of George V, third session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1928 (eighteenth and nineteenth years of the reign of George V, fourth session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1928-9 (nineteenth and twentieth years of the reign of George V, fifth session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1929-30 (twentieth and twenty-first years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-fifth Parliament), 1931-32 (twenty-second and twenty-third years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1932-33 (twenty-third and twenty-fourth years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1933-34 (twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth years of the reign of George V, third session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1934-5 (twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth years of the reign of George V, fourth session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1936-7 (first years of the reign of Edward VIII and first year of the reign of George VI, second session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1938-9 (second, third and fourth years of the reign of George VI, fourth and part of the fifth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1940 (third, fourth and fifth years of the reign of George VI, fifth and part of the sixth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1943 (sixth, seventh and eighth years of the reign of George VI, eighth and part of the ninth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1944(seventh, eight and ninth years of the reign of George VI, ninth and part of the tenth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1945 (eighth, ninth and tenth years of the reign of George VI, tenth session of the thirty-seventh and first session of the thirty-eighth Parliament), 1946 (ninth, tenth and eleventh years of the reign of George VI, first and part of the second session of the thirty-eighth Parliament), 1947 (tenth, eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of George VI, second and part of the third session of the thirty-eighth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1948 (eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of George VI, third, fourth and fifth sessions of the thirty-eighth Parliament,one volume oftwo only), 1949 (twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of George VI, fifth session of the thirty-eighth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1950 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George VI, first and part of the second session of the thirty-ninth Parliament), 1951 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George VI, second session of the thirty-ninth and part of the first Session of the fortieth Parliament), 1952 (fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of George VI and first year of the reign of Elizabeth II, first and part of the second session of the fortieth Parliament), 1953 (first and second years of the.

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        A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      1885. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. Original light blue boards with blue-grey cloth spine. First American Edition, published a month after the London one. The number of copies printed is not known; however, in our experience the American edition is considerably scarcer than the London one, and the London edition consisted of only 1000 copies.~When the American edition does turn up, it is usually in wretched condition due to the light color and delicacy of the paper-covered boards. This, however, is a very good-plus copy (very minor wear at the extremities, and slight browning -- as usual); There is a Christmas 1885 gift inscription. Beinecke 196; Princeton 20C.

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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 - 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'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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. With the following points present 1) Copyright 1884, 2) Portrait of Mark Twain From the Bust by Karl Herhardt, Heliotype Printing Co., Boston and New York, without the table cloth, 3) Chapter XI "Huck Decided", 4) Illustration listed "Him and Another Man" page 88, 5) page 57 "with the was", 6) page 58 "touched" has broken type, 7) page 59 / line 11 mssing the "t", 8) page 143 L missing in Col., 9) page 143 "b" in body broken, 10) page 155 missing the 5, 11) page 283/284 tipped-in. Bound in green cloth, with gilt and black lettering, white endpapers, back cover detached, double frontis lacking the tissue guard, covers show upper/lower backstrip edge wear/tear, front gutter starting, edge/corner wear, first few leaves show edge wear, page 15 detached, binding is tight, front hinge cracked, ownership on ffp [early inked name].. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Works of. ..Edited by A.H. Bullen

      London: John C. Nimmo 14 King William Street Strand 1885 London: John C. Nimmo 14, King William Street, Strand, 1885. Number 21 of 150 copies on Laid paper. 3 vols., 8vo. . Bound in full green crushed morocco, heavily gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere. About fine. Huth bookplate

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        Original Photograph of the White Terrace [WITH] Contemporary Report and Colour Map [WITH] First Edition Book

      1885. Photograph of the White Terrace Prior to its Destruction: Photograph Caption: The Hot Water Basins, White Terrace. Photographer: Burton Brothers. Dunedin: circa 1885. Original sepia photograph measuring approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches (14 x 19cm), titled and numbered. in very good and original condition. This is a significant historic photograph taken by acclaimed New Zealand photographers capturing the White Terrace on Lake Rotomahana, prior to its destruction by the catastrophic Tarawera volcanic eruption in 1886. Together with the Following First Edition Book on Tarawera Eruption and Maori Legends: Title: The Tarawera Eruption 1886. Author: Massy, Ellen Ida Constance. London: The Proprietor of the "Empire Review", 1903. First Edition. Octavo, 40 pages, with 5 photographic illustrations including the frontispiece. Original publisher's gray cloth boards with red lettering. In very good and original condition. This is a captivating book chronicling the thrilling story of the dreadful Tarawera eruption which took place on 10th June 1886, conveyed by Sophia, a Maori native who had been the guide to the Pink and White Terraces for sixteen years. Also included is an account of the author's visit to the Great Waimangu Geyser and a chapter on Maori Characteristics. Together with the Following Contemporary Report Accompanied by a Colour Map: Title: Volcanic Eruption at Tarawera, New Zealand: Resulting Topographical Changes in the District. [With Map] Author: Mr. S. Percy Smith. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1886. 3 pages. Plus a fold-out colour map measuring approximately 7 x 7.5 inches (18 x 19cm). Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. A brief account accompanied by an an incredible early colour map of the deadly volcanic explosions in the Tarawera districts of New Zealand. Near Rotorua, New Zealand: At 2:00am 10 June 1886, terrified families awoke to a rumbling giant, the noise was heard over 500 kilometres away. The mountain, lit by a tremendous display of lightning, rained ash upon her neighbours and began the deadly renovation of her buried landscape. This spectacular map provides the visual account of Mount Tarawera, the volcano that stole more than life. .

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        TALES FROM MANY SOURCES

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,. 1885-1886. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Early owner's signatures dated May 1885 or May 1886 on front free. endpaper of each volume. Spines leaned, cloth rubbed at edges, some. spotting to front and rear covers of volumes one and two, some. scuffing to front and rear covers of volumes one, two and three, a. very good set overall. (#119552). First edition. A complete set of this anthology collecting forty-two stories, some supernatural or fantastic, most written by British authors, including Thomas Hardy ("The Three Strangers"), F. Anstey ("The Black Poodle"), Wilkie Collins ("She Loves and Lies") Juliana H. Ewing ("Lob Lie- by-the Fire"), Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Reade, William Black, Walter Besant and James Rice, James Payne, Hugh Conway, and others. The anthology is notable for the inclusion in volume four (correctly dated 1885) of "Bones," the first story by A. Conan Doyle to appear in a book. Green and Gibson C79.

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        English Life in China

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1885.. Octavo. Pp. ix, 333, (6) publisher?s catalogue. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s full brown cloth, upper cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt and black, some stray spots on back cover, floral endpapers, trimmed rough, spine ends very lightly bumped, inner hinges about starting. In fine condition. Excellent copy, bright and fresh, beautifully preserved interior. - - First edition. Sir Henry Knollys (1840-1930) served as a major in the Royal Artillery, later became private secretary to King Edward?s daughter Maud, queen of Norway. He was a descendant to a distinguished British family. Sir Francis Knollys (1514-1596) was an English statesman, became a member of parliament in 1542 and was knighted in 1547. His father, Robert Knollys, a courtier in the service of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Sir Francis?s three sons were all courtiers and served Queen Mary in parliament or in the field. Henry Knollys published extensively; on ?English Life in China? he said: ?The statements contained in this book have, at all events, the advantage of having been recorded on the spot, and at the time when they were originally deduced. Taken down day by day in shorthand, I venture to hope that the opinions may possess the freshness, sometimes so conductive to accuracy, of first impressions; while the authenticity of the facts has been safe-guarded by subsequent careful revision.? See further: Peter J. Kitson (General Editor): ?Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835?1910.? 8 volumes. (London, Pickering & Chatto, 2003-2004). Also: Albert Smith: ?To China and Back: Being a Diary Kept Out and Home.? (Hong Kong, 1859). Very rare. KVK locates only 3 copies in all major European institutional libraries: in French Union Catalog, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and Union Catalog Bavaria; and a 4th copy, in Union Catalog of Canada. COPAC locates 4 copies only in the U.K. (National Library of Scotland, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds). One copy is in British Library (with a second in microform). European Register of Microform Masters lists 5 microfiche copies. Not in Library of Congress.

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        Gombo Zhèbes. " Little Dictionary of Creole Proverbs, Selected from Six Creole Dialects. Translated into French and into English, with Notes, Complete Index to Subjects and Some Brief Remarks Upon the Creole Idioms of Louisiana

      New York: Will H. Coleman, Publisher, 1885 - First Edition. 8vo. . Original cloth. Slighly shaken, remnant of attempted bookplate removal apparent on front pastedown, offsetting of bookplate to flyleaf, signature of former owner. BAL 7914; Perkins pp. 6-7 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        "Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade"

      New York: Currier & Ives 1885 New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. (CURRIER & IVES) 17-1/2 x 13-1/2 including margins. Hand-colored lithograph. Archivally backed with mending tissue, repairing two corners and a few slight marginal tears without loss; else fine and bright. Peters 222 . One of the "Darktown Fire Brigade Series": with the sub-caption, "De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush."

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        YAMASHIRO MEISHO FU^GETSU SHU^

      1885. Very Good. [EHON] YAMASHIRO MEISHO FUGETSU SHU. Kyoto, Torii Matashichi, Meiji 18 [1885]. 2 vols., complete, 26 X 17 cm. Yellow blindstamped pattern covers, printed paper title labels, string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. Based on a reworking of the blocks from the 1861 work, TAMA HIROI, here with different preliminaries and finals, different haiku poems and reordered images with additions. Hence, not a reprint but a recreation of that late Edo era masterpiece, brought forward into Meiji. Very good condition, impressions, color. Complete. See Mitchell 551-2.

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        A Child’s Garden of Verses

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1885 - A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. First American edition. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1885. Printed the same year as the UK first edition. In green cloth covered boards with darker green quarter cloth spine. Title, author and publisher printed on the spine in gold and title and author printed on the front cover. Binding is in very good plus condition, with edge browning and some soiling. Minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine, no loss. Contents are clean. Owner's signature on the ffep. 101 pages. A very nice copy of a very scarce book. Inventory #09-198. Price: $550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de La Langue Nahuatl ou Mexicaine rédigé d'après les documnets imprimés et manuscrits les plus authentiques et précédé d'une introduction. (Nahuatl Dictionary)

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Later but fairly contemporary quarter coarse-grained green morocco, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered with author, title and date. Marbled boards, endpapers marbled, original printed wrappers bound in, lxxv+710pp.,in two columns. A very professional high quality, probably French, binding (binder not given). With the Mr. le Bon de Nervo's ornate ex-libris plate to paste-down. A little damp staining and off-setting. Photos of this on request. Weighs over 5kg packed. Insurance to be arranged. ; See Zaunmüller 25. Not in Dalby. Nahuatl is a group of related languages and dialects of the Nahuan (traditionally called "Aztecan") branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family; Folio ; lxxv+710pp pages .

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        HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN; SKETCHES OF SPORT ON THE NORTHERN CATTLE PLAINS

      New York & London: Putnam, 1885.. [16],318pp. plus plates, including proof impressions of etchings by R. Swain Gifford and J.C. Beard. Frontispiece. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Some light shelf wear. Corners slightly bumped. Overall a fresh, very good copy. This is the very uncommon "Medora Edition," limited to 500 numbered copies, constituting the actual first edition. The trade edition did not appear until the following year. One of Roosevelt's most popular publications, this is one of the two books he wrote based on his experiences as a rancher in the Dakotas in the 1880s. ADAMS HERD 1949. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT. HOWES R430, "aa." GRAFF 3560. SIX SCORE 93 (note).

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer?s Comrade).

      Charles L. Webster and Company., New York. 1885 - Light wear to covers, spine slightly faded, very slightly shaken, still a very good copy, scarce in the leather binding. Portrait frontis plus full page sketch frontis, numerous illustrations in text. 8vo. 366 pp. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine decorations, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zephyr Books Inc]
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        VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS

      1885. 2. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS by [Clement Moore]. London: F. Hildesheimer, no date, circa 1885. 12mo (5 x 6 1/2"), cloth backed flexible pictorial covers, all edges gilt, rear corner repair and covers slightly darkened else VG+. Illustrated with beautiful color lithographs by E. F. Manning (5 full page and one half page in full color, 5 half-page in 3-color plus pictorial title page and color illustrations on both covers). This is a rare 19th century version of this poem with particularly lovely illustrations. Marshall 107.

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        BRAZIL AND JAVA, Report On Coffee-culture In America, Asia And Africa, To H.E. The Minister Of The Colonies

      London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1885.. FIRST EDITION, 1885. 8vo, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 3 maps plus 2 large coloured maps at rear, frontispiece and 2 plates, 2 folding diagrams, pages: xii, 1-637, original publisher'sbrown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original coated brown endpapers, edges untrimmed. Binding lightly rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners bumped, blank endpapers foxed, frontispiece and title page have pale foxing, occasional foxing, bookseller's advertising label pasted to last pastedown, pale browning to folds of coloured maps, otherwise a very good copy. See: Rubens Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, page 383, " This is a classic work for the study of the history of coffee in Brazil". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Rubáiyát

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company; London, Bernard Quaritch,, [late nineteenth century]. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Folio (390 × 320 mm). Contemporary olive half morocco, title to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, illustrated title and half-title, and 52 plates by Elihu Vedder. Bookplate. Binding tanned and a little rubbed and scuffed. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of the Rubáiyát illustrated by Elihu Vedder. Originally published in 1885. Vedder (1836–1923) was an American artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy, and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. This edition of the Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Son altesse la femme

      A. Quantin Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Uncut copy. Bound as above with original wrappers bound in. Light refurbishment of front joint (outside). => A fabulous copy.. Small folio (27.5 cm; 11" ). [2] ff., [i]–xii, 312 pp., 2 l. illus. (part col.) Definitely this work was created by a bibliophile for fellow lovers of the book. When this work appeared, Uzanne (1852–1931) was in full stride as a leader of the Paris circle of men and women interested in handsomely illustrated, printed, and bound works of literature. In 1880 he launched Miscellanées bibliographiques and, soon after Son altesse la femme appeared. he introduced the influential periodicals Le Livre, Le Livre moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée. In 1889, he took part in the creation of a publishing company, the "League of Contemporary Bibliophiles." He counted among his friends the artists Jean Lorrain, Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Remy de Gourmont.Son altesse la femme essays most satirically the position of women in society from the medieval to the author's time. The chapters are: Le vray mirouer de sorcellerie, La mie du poete, La précieuse, La caillette, La citoyenne française, Les galanteries du directoire, Sous la restauration, L'amour aux champs, La parisienne moderne, and Mulieriana.The work was limited to 100 copies, all printed on Japan vellum. It has an engraved vignette on the black and red printed title, small illustrations or vignettes on 50 text pages, 11 vignette borders or headpieces (three of them in color, 10 of them in an => extra state), and 10 tipped-in color plates. The illustrations are by Henri Gervex, J.A. Gonzalès, L. Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, and Félicien Rops.Binding: Full red crushed morocco with five raised bands. Covers with a triple-rule gilt border; spine gilt extra with gilt beading on bands. Triple gilt fillet on board edges. Wide turn-ins richly tooled in gilt and with cream and blue leather inlays that are also gilt-tooled. Blue silk pastedowns and free endpapers. Marbled paper fly-leaves. All edges gilt. => Binding signed "David."Provenance: Red leather bookplate of Cortlandt Field Bishop, the famed collector of the early 20th century and, at one time, owner of the TWO most important auction galleries in NY/USA.=> Original full-color wrappers bound in.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      NY: Charles L Webster & Co., 1885. First edition. Hard cover in green decorative cloth. Published NY: Charles L Webster & Co., 1885, with 1884 on copyright page. Later state with first issue points corrected to : "was" on p57, "Him and another" p87, "L" present in illustration p143, second 5 in number larger p155, corrected engraving in signature p283, photo-gravure co NY credit no tablecloth - frontis portrait . 8vo., 7" x 8 5/8", 366pp., double frontis with tissue guard. Wear along the bottom edges of the boards, tips and spine extremities, rubbing to the cloth, two short, closed tears to outer cloth along the rear hinge, occasional light soiling, offset shadow from newspaper clipping on pp. 258-259, pencil sketch on blank endpage at rear. Signature of James E. Baldwin, Newton, NJ, 1885 on fly leaf. ( Baldwin was Chief of the Newton Fire Department 1900-1902). Binding tight, textblock straight. Good overall, internally better. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        THE TRAGEDIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE A Study With The Text Of The Folio Of 1623

      Longmans Green And Co., 1885.. 1st edn. 8vo. Rebound by Bumpus in contemporary green cloth with gilt lettered spine label, top edge gilt (head and tail of spine lightly chafed and some faint marks to boards - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xiv + 277 (front and rear endpaper a little spotted and tanned; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

      Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various rubbing, minor leaning, mild soiling, etc. Some occasional light foxing. The Alcott inscription page presents several tiny patches of marginal foxing with the inscription itself being extremely clear and legible.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN. Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York: The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. The Medora Edition, one of 500 numbered copies, large-paper. With 20 illustrations in black and white by A. B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, and others. Thick 4to, publisher’s original brown polished buckram, the spine and upper cover lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt. xvi, 318 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy of this important work. The spine is a tad mellowed, as is usual with this color cloth, and there is light wear to the tips, internally, the text block is very fine and very bright. FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER, LIMITED ISSUE. SCARCE. Roosevelt wrote in his “Foreword” of October 1898 to a joint title publication that “... the wilderness has been conquered and the game killed off. The frontier itself has vanished.” “My object in writing these books was not only to give a full account of the chase of every kind of big game proper to the United States, but also where possible to touch on their life histories....I write for my fellow ranchmen and fellow hunters, and for the young men of America, in whose veins the red blood of life runs lustily, and who joy in the strenuous pleasure that comes only as the prize of toil and exposure in the open.”

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster 1885 - A very good first edition, first issue in the rare sheepskin binding which has been recased with a new spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine. First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher's sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints and new matching spine. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL's first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads ".with the was.," BAL's first state; page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"), p.143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark "11" is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice. 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’s Leaves of Grass and Melville’s Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SPALDING'S BASE BALL GUIDE And Official League Book for 1885. A Complete Hand Book of the National Game of Base Ball

      New York and Chicago:: Published by A. G. Spalding & Bros.,. (1885).. 6-5/16" x 4-1/16". 1st printing thus, i.e., for this year. No copies of this year's annual recorded by OCLC. 145, [31] pp. Adverts last 27 pages.. Original printed pale orange paper wrappers.. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Some modest paper loss to spine. ends. Paper yellowing & becoming brittle. Withal, a sold VG copy.. Illustrated with cuts.

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        Son altesse la femme

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Small folio (27.5 cm; 11" ). [2] ff., [i]–xii, 312 pp., 2 l. illus. (part col.) Definitely this work was created by a bibliophile for fellow lovers of the book. When this work appeared, Uzanne (1852–1931) was in full stride as a leader of the Paris circle of men and women interested in handsomely illustrated, printed, and bound works of literature. In 1880 he launched Miscellanées bibliographiques and, soon after Son altesse la femme appeared. he introduced the influential periodicals Le Livre, Le Livre moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée. In 1889, he took part in the creation of a publishing company, the "League of Contemporary Bibliophiles." He counted among his friends the artists Jean Lorrain, Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Remy de Gourmont. Son altesse la femme essays most satirically the position of women in society from the medieval to the author's time. The chapters are: Le vray mirouer de sorcellerie, La mie du poete, La précieuse, La caillette, La citoyenne française, Les galanteries du directoire, Sous la restauration, L'amour aux champs, La parisienne moderne, and Mulieriana. The work was limited to 100 copies, all printed on Japan vellum. It has an engraved vignette on the black and red printed title, small illustrations or vignettes on 50 text pages, 11 vignette borders or headpieces (three of them in color, 10 of them in an => extra state), and 10 tipped-in color plates. The illustrations are by Henri Gervex, J.A. Gonzalès, L. Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, and Félicien Rops. Binding: Full red crushed morocco with five raised bands. Covers with a triple-rule gilt border; spine gilt extra with gilt beading on bands. Triple gilt fillet on board edges. Wide turn-ins richly tooled in gilt and with cream and blue leather inlays that are also gilt-tooled. Blue silk pastedowns and free endpapers. Marbled paper fly-leaves. All edges gilt. => Binding signed "David." Provenance: Red leather bookplate of Cortlandt Field Bishop, the famed collector of the early 20th century and, at one time, owner of the TWO most important auction galleries in NY/USA. => Original full-color wrappers bound in. Vicaire, VII, 924. Uncut copy. Bound as above with original wrappers bound in. Light refurbishment of front joint (outside). => A fabulous copy.

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

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges tight. Internally a very clean copy and very unusual as such. Light wear to corners, faint tape stains to boards. Near Fine. First Printing. Publisher's library binding of full sheep, the scarcest of the bindings for this title, here very skillfully rebacked retaining the original leather spine labels. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Earliest issue for four points of BAL's seven points and with McBride's point. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points as well as most of the earliest points for BAL, lacking only the conjugate title page and having the conjugate page 283 with the vertical fly and the frontispiece with the credit to Heliotype but without the scarf. Laid in is a lottery ticket for the New Catholic Orphan Asylum in Minneapolis dated 12 September 1885. First prize was a building lot in Lakeview.

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        Landscape

      Seeley & Co, London, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Various. list of illustrations, preface by author and index. Dark blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 43 black-and-white reproductions of various artists work, including Camille Corot, J. M. W. Turner, Titian and Van Eyck, along with seven explanatory pen-sketches. Brown coloured leather backstrip with gilt coloured title and small coat of arms of author. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed titles and gilt illustration.& & & "It may the worth to say a few words in this place about the intention of the present work. It is not intended to be a treatise on landscape painting, either from a technical and aesthetic side, nor is it by any means exclusively a treatise on landscape in nature. My dominant idea has been the influence of natural landscape upon man, and I may without much presumption suppose myself to be in some degree fitted to write a book on such a theme, because the influence of natural landscape upon myself is always being extremely powerful, and have always been deeply interested in observing how it affects others." -- from preface page IX .& & Softening and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and there is a 0.5" tear to the top backstrip edge. Bumping to the book corners, along with a little fraying. Rubbing along the book edges and to the book panels. The front hinge has cracked but the textblock is tight and square.& & Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [5], VI - XVI, [3], 2-386, [2] pages,. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 0114764. . This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..

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