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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful limited edition of Boswell's famous biography with portraits from Sir Joshua Reynolds. Limited Edition. #218 of Five Hundred Copies. Edited by Henry Morley. Complete in Five Volumes. Withfifteenillustrations. Withfrontis portrait in each volume. Henry Morley, 1822-1894, was a journalist and literary scholar. Condition: In a recent half morocco binding, with marbled boards. With new endpapers. Externally, as new. Internally, firmly bound, clean and bright throughout with only the odd spot prominant to the first and last few pages and mildly to some plates. With slight loss to the top corner tips of the last eighty or so pages of volume two. With the half-title tipped onto a stub. A superb set. Overall: FINE..

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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

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

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, [1885, Book Date]., 1885 Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, Book Date. Modern Custom Crafted Leather Clamshell Case [Not with Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, gilt decorated & letter spine panel, 'Sculpted' Huck embossed on the side. Black calf & goldenrod cloth, the interior with a black velour finish. A handsome case. TBCL Custom Craft available.. 1st Edition Clamshell Collecor's Case. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [HUCK FINN]

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. Bound in publisher';s green cloth with title vignette block in black and gold on the upper cover; this copy has been recased retaining the original endpapers; the half title /frontispiece have some wear to the end; the portrait of Twain is a bit rubbed; previous owner name dated the year of publication is in pencil on the first blank; text has varying degrees of toning and foxing; very early state of the First Edition (perhaps the first cloth edition) with the following issue points: (1) the title page is a cancel, with the copyright notice (1884) on the verso; (2) p. [9] in the table of contents states "Huck decided" instead of "Huck decides"; (3) p. [13] has "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at page 88; 4) p. 57, line 11 up from the bottom, has "...with the was..." instead of "...with the saw..."; (5) the page number on page 155 is lacking the final "5"; (6) the cloth under the bust in the Portrait frontispiece is visible, and the Heliotype imprint is present at the bottom inner corner. Page 283, with the "suggestive" illustration of Uncle Silas has been replaced by a cancel (the original illustration is seen only in the leather-bound edition and some prospectus); digital images can be made available upon request. (BAL 3415). Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York, NY: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Blue cloth covers, pictorially stamped in gilt and black, spine decorated as well. This is an early issue with the following points: 1.) Title Leaf: Copyright notice dated 1884. 2.) Page 13: Illustration caption for "Him and another Man" listed as at page 88 although it appears on page 87. 3.) Page 57: The eleventh line from the bottom reads "Öwith the wasÖ" 4.) Page 143: "L" missing at top of illustration. 5.) Page 283: Corrected engraving, leaf is a cancel. 6.) Page 155: The second "5" is a different font and slightly larger. 7.) Page 161: no signature mark "11". 8.) Leaf 238: The final lead of the book is pasted under the terminal endpaper. 9.) Portrait Frontispiece: Imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company at lower left corner of page, no labeling of any kind on the photograph itself, tabletop cloth is visible, photograph printed in black; tissue guard intact and slightly chipped at edge fore-edge, straight line loss along bottom edge Considerable wear and scuffing at edges of cover boards, sunning to spine which, along with use, has darkened it. Spine has º" loss at the head, " loss at foot, 5/8" long horizontal tear 1-7/8" up from foot. Fraying of cover cloth along board edges, darkening to cover board edges from use, bumping and minor losses to corners. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown, first free endpaper beginning to loosen. Signature comprised of pages 131-142 is loose, but attached. Rear pastedown has split at gutter, 1/3 still intact, cover boards attached. Clean and crisp within. This is volume is in its original condition with no repairs and is encased in custom clamshell box. Photographs gladly provided. Good.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Professionally repaired. See photos.. First Edition, First Issue. All points covered. Book has been professionally repaired. All pages present. Some rough edges on original end leaves. Original owner's name and date in pencil on the first original endpaper. Before and after photos are available and will send additional detail photos if requested. This is a very collectible copy.

      [Bookseller: A Fairhope Find]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (First American Edition, first issue)

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

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

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

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

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade)

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

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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

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

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, [1885, Book Date]., 1885 Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER&#39;S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, Book Date. Modern Custom Crafted Leather Clamshell Case [Not with Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, gilt decorated & letter spine panel, &#39;Sculpted&#39; Huck embossed on the side. Black calf & goldenrod cloth, the interior with a black velour finish. A handsome case. TBCL Custom Craft available.. 1st Edition Clamshell Collecor&#39;s Case. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case.

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

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

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        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&#146;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s father to Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, four years after their marriage--most likely the father&#39;s attempt to keep his peripatetic son near to him in his last years--and was then inherited by Stevenson upon his father&#39;s death in 1887. Named after "Skerryvore", the tallest lighthouse in Scotland and one designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson, who, like Stevenson&#39;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&#39;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 Earle Camp at BullÚn Woods] Photograph of tennis players (two ladies seated, two men standing) at ease near a tent, the net just visible to the right

      Pawtucket R.I.: A.F. Merry 1885 [Pawtucket, R.I.: A.F. Merry], 1885. (TENNIS) (4-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches). Albumen print mounted on card, titled on verso. Light spotting, small smudge on upper edge of photograph, otherwise in very good condition . A very early image of tennis in the United States, captured just four years after the first U.S. Natonal Men's Singles Championships (now the U.S. Open) was held in Newport, Rhode Island. The pastoral image is of unidentified members of the Earle party at Bullon Woods, captured in between tennis sets

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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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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

      George Routledge and Sons London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. The Sir Joshua Reynolds edition. Spines a little faded, else a fine set. Quarto. Five volumes Illustrated with mezzotint plates and hand coloured frontispiece and other plates after portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This set extra-illustrated with the insertion of 108 portraits and thirty-four views (of these forty-nine are hand coloured) full brown crushed levant morocco, covers with geometric gilt patterns which are repeated on the spines, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown-orange silk endpapers, all edges gilt, by Bayntun of Bath. Cloth slipcase with silk ribbon pull (case a little rubbed at edges) One of 500 numbered sets According to Boswell's bibliographer Pottle, this "is the only edition which reprints the preface to Chalmer's edition (the ninth) - a book not commonly met with. It includes all the prefaces down to, and including, Croker's, with the sole exception of Walsby's (1826), adding biographical notices of the different editors. It is thus a very useful scondary source for a study of the various editions. The text of the Tour is apparently that of the fourth edition; the Life seems to follow the sixth ... Johnson's own account of his early life is included, as well as London, The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the Drury Lane Prologue ... The chief attraction of this edition was supposed to be the fine typography and the mezzotints from Sir Joshua Reynolds's portraits. ... Only 500 copies were originally printed. It was, however, re-issued in 1891 in a cheaper edition, much inferior in appearance" [Pottle 97].

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

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

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        [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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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      Longmans Green 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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