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        Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn: Together with a Complete History of the Paid Departments of Both Cities

      New York: M. Crane, 1885. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1885 1st edition of this wonderful, exhaustive history of 19th century firefighting in New York. Solid and VG in its lavishly gilt-decorated red cloth. Light, forgivable soiling at the panels, otherwise very clean. Thick octavo, 897 pgs. plus colorful local business ads of the day. Engraved portraits thruout as well.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Panorama View of Yokohama.

      c. 1885 - Hand-colored albumen print. Two-part panorama, good tonal range, photographer's number and title in negative, mounted. Dimensions: 20 x 50.5 cm.

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        JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES

      1885 - [JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES] Kobunsha. THE FIRST 13 VOLUMES OF THE JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES. This set of the series was published by the Hasegawa family when they were known as Kobunsha, working from an address in Minami Saegicho, Tokyo, their first address. The series began in 1885, printed on plain, uncreped paper and hence a bit larger than the creped versions, approximately 18.1 x 12.3 cm. The very first issues of the first few volumes had romanized Japanese language titles and no series volume number. Later volumes from the series had romanized titles first, as do several of the volumes from this set: NEDZUMI NO YOME-IRI (#6), KOBUTORI (#7), YAMATO NO OROCHI (#9) - MOMOTARO, URASHIMA and KACHIKACHI YAMA seem to be quite early appearances as they do not have "englished" titles as in later printings. Indeed, the first volume MOMOTARO, without any indication of a series number, is very early, indeed. The first illustration in THE CUB'S TRIUMPH (#12) is of a norimono with a moveable flap that, when lifted, reveals the fox cub within. All of these are early printings from the 1880s and very difficult to assemble as a set as such. They all have a bit of cover and content wear and some edgewear, as well. The plain-paper back cover of #4 is edge chipped and has been laid down. The collection is housed in a custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        Ship's log for six consecutive voyages of the Carlisle Castle between London and Melbourne, 1885-87

      Small quarto size notebook, limp flush-cut cloth (spine repaired with tape), approximately [140] pages of manuscript entries, comprising the abstract log kept by 2nd Mate Arthur Portman for each of six voyages of the cargo and passenger shipCarlisle Castle:London to Melbourne, May-August 1885; Melbourne to London, November 1885-February 1886; London to Melbourne, March-August 1886; Melbourne to London, August-November 1886; London to Melbourne, December 1886-March 1887; Melbourne to London, May-August 1887; contains two original pen and ink sketches (one loosely inserted) of the island of Saint-Paul in the Southern Indian Ocean, one dated August 13 1885; sewn in are two of the ship's passenger lists printed on folding card; a few old tape repairs at the gutter; otherwise the pages are clean and the manuscript legible. Each of Arthur Portman's abstract logs contains a list of passengers and crew, description of cargo, a detailed record of the ship's course with daily entries giving latitude and longitude, weather, and sightings of landmarks and other ships. The Carlisle Castle was a 1480 ton three-masted iron clipper built by R. and H. Green at Blackwall, London, in 1868. She was lost with all hands in a force 10 gale which also claimed City of York on the Coventry Reef, near Rottnest Island off the southwest coast of Western Australia, inNovember 1899.

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        Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885.

      Aug. Klein, Wien (Vienna) 1885 - A most unusual dance card from the capital of the waltz during its heyday! On the front is mounted a miniature leaf a day calendar, this calendar bound with a colored pattern satin. The calendar begins on February 11, the day of the particular ball, and continues until the end of the year. This calendar is mounted onto a stiff leather card base, through which a string with the requisite tassel and brass hook are attached. On the other side of the leather piece is the dance card proper, held closed by a thin pencil, and with a cover of silk. One opens the dance card to find a title page, followed by blanks onto which the danseuse would have entered her dance commitments for the evening. This particular card has never been used, and so the pencil, the calendar, the dance card itself, is in wonderful shape, with subtraction from pristine solely the inevitable toll from the passage of time. Measures, at tallest, 70 mm, and about 44 mm wide.

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        [Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885.

      Wien (Vienna): Aug. Klein, 1885. Near Fine. A most unusual dance card from the capital of the waltz during its heyday! On the front is mounted a miniature leaf a day calendar, this calendar bound with a colored pattern satin. The calendar begins on February 11, the day of the particular ball, and continues until the end of the year. This calendar is mounted onto a stiff leather card base, through which a string with the requisite tassel and brass hook are attached. On the other side of the leather piece is the dance card proper, held closed by a thin pencil, and with a cover of silk. One opens the dance card to find a title page, followed by blanks onto which the danseuse would have entered her dance commitments for the evening. This particular card has never been used, and so the pencil, the calendar, the dance card itself, is in wonderful shape, with subtraction from pristine solely the inevitable toll from the passage of time. Measures, at tallest, 70 mm, and about 44 mm wide.

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        Group of ten original albumen photographs depicting primarily domestic architecture probably in Switzerland, perhaps France.

      New York: published by the photographer, no date, ca. 1885. The images measure 7.75 inches by 9.5 inches (or the reverse) & are mounted to thick card stock (14" x 17"). Most of the photos are numbered in the negative & the mounts each bear the imprint of the photographer, with his Bond Street, New York address.The images are a bit light. The mounts are wavy, soiled, foxed, & one has the lower corner chipped away, otherwise Good or better. A pioneer of architectural photography, Albert Levy (1844-1847 - 1907) was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He produced thousands of images documenting the history of civil, domestic, and church architecture in France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Significant collections of his work can be found at the Bibliothиque Nationale de France, the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, and the Art Institute of Chicago.Additionally, Levy began the manufacture of the gelatin dry plates in 1878, preceding by a year George Eastman's patent.

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        Fra Kristiania-Bohèmen.

      Orig. udg. Kristiania [Oslo]: Eget Forlag 1885. 2 bd. XVIII + 308 + 336 s. Helt rent eksemplar indbundet i ét nyt spejlbind med farvede titelfelt og rig guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret PY McRisse 1992. Bogen blev beslaglagt.

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        Cassell's Dore Gallery: Two Hundred and Fifty Beautiful Engravings, Selected from the Dore Bible, Milton, Dante's Inferno, Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso, Atala, Fontaine, Fairy Realm, Don Quixote, Baron Munchausen, Croquemitaine, Etc.

      Cassell & Company, London 1885 - A crisp, very well-preserved copy of this late 19th century collection of some of the finest work thruout the career of the great French illustrator and printmaker Gustave Dore (1832-1883). Tight and Near Fine in its 3/4 wine-red leather over marbled boards. 5 raised bands, lovely gilt-flourishes and bordering within the compartments. Just a touch of very light scuffing along the upper spine and top-edges, taseful former owner bookplate (James Ullman) at the front pastedown. Otherwise, clean as could be internally, with no writing or markings of any kind. Tall, thick quarto, all edges bright gilt, matching marbled endpapers and pastedowns as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic with illustrations of the species Pediculariidae, Ovulidae, Doliidae, Cassididae

      Philadelphia, PA, privately published, 1885. 8vo (22.8 x 15.9 cm). 69 pp., 42 lithographed plates, of which 21 finely hand-coloured. Later half cloth over marbled boards, gilt title on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.= A fine, clean copy of the very rare "deluxe" hand-coloured and India ink "double suite" edition (only 25 copies were made) with excellent clean plates in double state: on tinted paper, and hand-coloured. Very nicely bound with the original wrappers bound in. This is series I (28): Marine Mollusca. Pediculariidae, Ovulidae, Doliidae, Cassididae. The first two families have five plates; the Doliidae and Cassididae (now: Tonnidae, Ficidae, and Cassidae) occupy sixteen plates. The genera Pachybathron and Morum (Cystiscidae, resp. Harpidae), once thought to be cassids, are included as well. Stamp on two text pages, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 4176.

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        Eigaku Shinshi (Magazine for English study)

      Japan: Toyo Eigaku Kyoukai 1885 - (Text in Japanese) Vol.1: April 13, 1885 - Vol.10: June 15, 1885, in 10 vols. Third edition. Set in a case. Printed wrappers. Each vol.: Front and rear covers light sunned. Spine sl.stained. Edges light sunned. Some wormed. Vol.1: With some ink stained. Pencil notaion to p.16. Vol.5: 137-138pp. sl.torn. Vol.8: Pages out of joint. Vol.9: Rear cover sl.torn. Page number of p.254 misprinted. Vol.10: Rear cover wholly wormed and pencil notationed. 2 small stamped at the bottom. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage au Soudan Français (Haut-Niger et pays de Ségou) 1879-1881 [At head of title: Mission d'exploration du Haut-Niger ]

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1885. First edition, large 8vo, 5 p.l. (including frontispiece, map, and portrait), pp. [5]-632; numerous wood engraved illustrations throughout, a number full-page, plus a large folding map at the back; preliminaries and terminals a bit spotted, but generally a very good, sound copy in publisher's red morocco-backed cloth, gilt lettering direct on gilt-paneled spine, a.e.g. Explorations for and investigations of a route for a railway in the upper Niger.

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        A Travers Paris.

      PLON, Paris 1885 - Illustrations de CRAFTY. Paris, Librairie Plon, (1885), in-8 oblong, percaline verte éditeur estampée à froid d'un équipage attelé, illustrations en couleurs, tranches rouges, 48 pages, (A.L & Cie Relieur). Découverte de Paris sous les traits de CRAFTY (1840-1908). Infimes taches sur la couverture, très légères piqures, usures et plis. Joint dessin à l'encre de Chine avec réhauts de crayon bleu signé en bas à droite, 12.5 x 20 cm. représentant deux hommes s'apprètant à monter dans un fiacre sous l'oeil de deux chiens, croquis au verso. Livre

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        Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs. WITH: Zweite Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs

      Basel: H. George's Verlag, 1885. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Balmer's two papers providing the formula for describing the spectral lines of hydrogen; of profound influence for Niels Bohr and the beginnings of quantum theory. "Although trained as a mathematician and working as a mathematics teacher, Balmer became interested in spectroscopy, which was very much at the cutting edge of scientific research at the time, and was encouraged by colleagues at Basle University to try to find an explanation for the way lines in a spectrum are distributed--at first sight, in a random pattern. Although many other scientists had tried and failed to find some order in these patters, in 1884, in his sixtieth year, Balmer succeeded in finding an equation that not only reproduced the relationship between the four bright lines known in the spectrum of hydrogen at the time, but also predicted the existence of a fifth line, at the edge of visibility, that was soon detected. The formula was published in 1885, the year Niels Bohr was born."The five lines became known as the Balmer series... Although Balmer's results were entirely empirical, based on the mathematical relationships alone with no attempt to find their underlying physical cause, this discovery that there was a mathematical order in the pattern of spectral lines was an important step towards developing an understanding of the spectrum in quantum terms" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). 

"Shortly after 7 February [1913] Bohr heard of the Balmer formula. By 6 March he had completed a paper containing its interpretation. That event marks the beginning of the quantum theory of atomic structure" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times).IN: Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel, vol. 7, pp. 548-560; 750-752. Basel: H. George's Verlag, 1885. Octavo, original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and largely unopened; custom box. Stamp on front wrapper. Wrappers chipped around edges, front wrapper neatly re-attached and gatherings archivally stabilized at spine. SCARCE, particularly in original wrappers. Good.

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        Germinal

      first edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large papers after 10 Japan.Half-morocco binder with borders with corners, back with five nerves adorned with triple boxes stamped with cold, date golden in tail, plates marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, covers mounted on tab preserved, golden head on witnesses, Signed by P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Beautiful and rare example perfectly established. Charpentier Paris 1885 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,

      by Capt. Parrott, Engineer Officer, Staff, N.S.W. Contingent, to Colonel B. Edwards, R.E.C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, Soudan Expedition, 1885. Oblong folio, original full leather boards (scuffed), the upper board with gilt lettered title, both boards with triple gilt rule, patterned endpapers, pp [1] title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card, [1] folding hand coloured lithographed map on linen backing, sheet 425 x 710 mm, signed in ink 'T.S. Parrott, Captain, Engineer Officer Staff NSW Contingent 1885', tissue guard intact, [1] folding plate with 5 hand coloured lithographed plans and elevations on linen backing, sheet 425 x 710 mm, signed in ink 'T.S. Parrott, Captain, Engineer Officer Staff NSW Contingent 1885', tissue guard intact, followed by [6] original watercolours, all topographical views, laid in on individual leaves of thick card, each illustration in format 155 x 340 mm or 340 x 155 mm, all with Parrott's manuscript captions in ink to the lower margin, with tissue guards intact; the condition of the art works, maps and leaves is fine and bright throughout. Thomas Parrott trained in England as a civil engineer and arrived in Australia in 1860. He carried out survey work in Queensland throughout the 1860s before relocating to Melbourne in 1870. There he worked as a government surveyor and also established his own civil engineering and surveying business, Parrott & Bryson. In 1872 Parrott joined the survey branch of the New South Wales Department of Lands, as well as the New South Wales Corps of Engineers (Volunteers), in which he was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1874. Interestingly, Parrott is known to have submitted a plan for a bridge across Sydney harbour in 1879. After his promotion to captain in the Corps of Engineers, Parrott applied for a year's leave of absence from his civilian position in order to serve as an engineer officer on the staff of the New South Wales Contingent in Sudan in 1885. Parrott’s Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin is unique and completely unrecorded. This body of work by an officer attached to the New South Wales Contingent represents a substantial contribution to the activities of the so-called Suakin Expedition. The brief Suakin campaign, fought in desert terrain in the hinterland of the western coast of the Red Sea, followed in the wake of General Gordon's death at Khartoum and the victory of the Mahdi over the British in the Sudan. It was the first imperial war in which soldiers in the pay of a self-governing Australian colony fought. Parrott distinguished himself in this campaign, and was awarded the Egypt Medal with clasp and the Khedive's Star. The importance of Parrott's participation also received official acknowledgement at the time in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly's parliamentary paper, Services of Major Parrott, C.E. in the Soudan : (correspondence) (Sydney : Govt. printer, 1886).

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        Historia de la literatura y del arte dramático en España / Traducida directamente del alemán al castellano, por Eduardo de Mier. 5 Tomos.: Schack, Adolfo Federico (Conde de Schack)

      Imprenta y Fundación De Tello. Impresor de Cámara de S. M, Madrid, España 1885 - Colección de Escritores Castellanos Críticos. 5 Volumes. Translated by Eduardo de Meir. Volume I has the authors image in frontis. Bookplate from the Luis Bardon Libero Anticuario. on end paper. All copies are in very good condition with some cover wear and smudging. Extra postage for set. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Child's Garden Of Verses (First Edition, First Printing)

      London: Longman's Green & Co, 1885. First Edition. Half Dark Blue Morocco. Near Fine Book. 6 1/2" Tall. 1st Printing 101 Pp., With Two Preliminary Blanks, Adverts. Page, Half-Title, Three Final Blanks. Attractively Bound In Well Preserved 3/4 Dark Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Title And Author, Over Beautifully Marbled Paper Boards, Matching Hand Marbled Endpapers. Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. First Printing,First Issue, One Of 1000 Copies, With No Mention Of "Two Series" In List Of Books By Stevenson.No Names Or Marks Or Stains Or Other Damage, Pages Clean And Just A Little Aged [With One Very Small Foxing Spot]. Gift Quality. Ex Collection Of Dorothygish But Not Marked As Such.

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        Manon Opéra Comique en 5 Actes et 6 Tableaux de M.M. Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille... Direction Léon Carvalho. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: G. Hartmann, 1885. Deluxe limited edition of the second version of the opera, this number 19 of only 50 copies. Although an early work, Manon is one of Massenet's best-known and most popular operas. "The designation 'opéra comique' is misleading: there are only a few lines of spoken dialogue. But in their place there is much mélodrame, faultlessly handled at a technical level... In the final analysis Manon is by way of being a 'highlights' opera, lacking the cohesion and economy of more mature Massenet works, but those highlights were seldom surpassed in the composer's oeuvre." The opera's libretto, by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, is based on Antoine-François Prévost's novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731). Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online. Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch (1862-1908) was "a Serbian artist and writer on art, world traveller, and member of the Serbian Kara?or?evi? dynasty. He gave singing and drawing lessons and later earned his living as an art critic and translator. He was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Le Figaro, La Revue de Paris, Revue des Revues, Magazine of Art, and other publications." Wikipedia online. A highly attractive and rare edition of one of the most popular operas of the 19th century.. Large folio. Finely bound in half green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, green endpapers, with original publisher's parchment wrappers with decorative devices by A. Renard above and below titling bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso engraved frontispiece by P. Avril), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto composer's printed dedication to Madame C. Miolan-Carvalho, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto part-title, verso blank), 391 ("Variante pour les Théâtres qui n'ont pas de Ballet"), [iii] (blank) pp. Printed on fine laid paper within decorative floral borders by Barbizet. Uncut. A presentation copy, with a fine autograph musical quotation in the hand of the composer to half-title, being two measures from the beginning of the second act of Manon notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff. With a key signature of three flats, and text underlay in French ("On l'appelle Manon elle eut hier seize ans... "). Signed and inscribed in black ink "au Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch. Hommage de grand sympathie. J. Massenet Paris. 1893." Named cast includes Marie Heilbronn as Manon, Molé-Truffier as Pousette, Chevalier as Javotte, Rémy as Rosette, Lardinois as the servant, Talazac as Les Chevalier Des Grieux, Taskin as Lescaut, Cobalet as the Count Des Grieux, Grivot as Guillot de Morfontaine, and Collin as de Brétigny, with Lbis, Texte, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard. With unpaginated part-titles and illustrative engravings by P. Avril preceding each act. Binding very slightly worn, minor wear and foxing to wrappers. Slightly browned and cockled at edges; occasional light foxing. A very attractive copy overall.

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        "Carriages Without Horses Shall Go"

      Overview Details & Condition First edition, first impression of one of the earliest books on the automobile. "Efforts to invent a 'horseless carriage' had proliferated in Europe and America since the release of the Otto four-cycle engine from monopoly control in 1885", and "The year 1896 saw the publication of several automotive 'incunabula,' including Farman's technical and historical treatise, Knight's guide for owners and operators, and Sennett's 'Carriages without horses shall go'" (Norman 766). Copies of this book are rare, particularly in the original cloth, and only two have appeared at auction since 1998, one being the Haskell F. Norman copy.Author Alfred Robert Sennett, an engineer and commissioner at Crystal Palace, was one of the first people to take motor-cars seriously as a disruptive technology, rather than viewing them as a novelty. He believed that automobiles would dramatically change transportation, and that their main use would eventually be in hauling heavy goods such as agricultural produce and coal from the country to cities (as explained in the chapter "Horseless Bread Delivery").This volume also includes sections on the history of automotive engineering, car types and manufacturers; the development of the petrol engine; laws and regulations relating to automobiles; and the dispute between the carriage makers and the engineers as to who should have precedence over car manufacturing (Sennett suggested that the undercarriages and mechanical parts could be built by the engineers and the passenger cabins by the carriage makers). It is copiously illustrated, featuring numerous photographs of contemporary automobiles. Sennet soon after became a proponent of the Garden City movement, for which the motorcar played such an important role, and in 1905 he published the book Garden Cities in Theory and Practice. ...Being a Reprint of a Paper on Horseless Road Locomotion Read before Section G of the British Association Liverpool, September 23, 1896. To Which is Added, Remarks on the Future of Horseless Road Locomotion... London: Whittaker & Co., 1896. Octavo. Original blue cloth, bevelled edges, floral patterned endpapers, titles to spine and upper board in silver. Frontispiece and 30 plates, many from photographs. Faint ownership ink stamp to upper board and the same stamp to the front blank. Spine a little toned, some rubbing and minor bumps at the extremities, endpapers and contents a little toned. A very good copy. Bibliography: Norman Library of Science & Medicine 1931 (with additional notes in entry 766).

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        Les déliquescences poèmes décadents d'Adoré Floupette

      Vanier said second edition and print completed as of June 20, 1885, one of 50 numbered copies on Holland paper and justified by Lion valve only leading copies. Lion Vanné (Léon Vanier) Byzance (Paris) 1885 11x17cm relié

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        Fine long Autograph Letter Signed with initials to "Dear Gray" (Duchess of, Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, Wife of Edward VIII)

      - (Major Gray PHILLIPS, 1885-1976, Duke of Windsor's Equerry from 1939) starting that "This is not bad for me to reply to your letter of September in November - you always have so much news of our old friends of Nassau days - I find most of the people that come through Paris are rich widows and I am engaged in a continual man hunt. It is really a very dull life here . the older I get and it quite old - the harder it is to make an effort in a foreign language - We are going to Vienna Wednesday to stop at Enzesfeld for a long weekend, Hubert Pantz is turning it into a shooting place and this is the launching ." saying how thrilled they are to go "with all its memories for us - and I am just ready for a change of faces. We have been beset with servant problems . chauffeurs (Mordaunt has been ill for six months), Gardeners - funny people out in the air . from everybody some complaint ." suggesting that he gets Biddy to help him "across and you need not deal with stairs . you can come to the Salon upstairs by the garden way or we can remain in the little sitting room . we could arrange the car to come to the plane - What do you think of my taking up flying I loathe every minute of it and all the people in the plane as well - and they have evidently a special person for tearing your luggage apart ." she continues about the damage to her baggage from flying and then talks about the Hadleys who she hasn't seen for "nearly 2 years we make unsuccessful efforts to talk on the telephone but poor Eric he can't hear . they have really spread themselves - Dorothy Killam's town house - I hadn't heard about the one on Hog Island - I think he is going to sell Great Westward. Think over the idea of coming with Biddy . Have read Nancy Mitford's book excellent and illustrations wonderful. I am embarked on Macmillan's book but it is hard for me as it starts very early. I am not up to dealing with Spaniards in the building department .", 4 sides 4to., 4 Route du Champ D'Entrainement, Bois de Bologne, Paris, 13th November no year.

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        Manon Opéra Comique en 5 Actes et 6 Tableaux de M.M. Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille... Direction Léon Carvalho. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: G. Hartmann, 1885. Deluxe limited edition of the second version of the opera, this number 19 of only 50 copies. Although an early work, Manon is one of Massenet's best-known and most popular operas. "The designation 'opéra comique' is misleading: there are only a few lines of spoken dialogue. But in their place there is much mélodrame, faultlessly handled at a technical level... In the final analysis Manon is by way of being a 'highlights' opera, lacking the cohesion and economy of more mature Massenet works, but those highlights were seldom surpassed in the composer's oeuvre." The opera's libretto, by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, is based on Antoine-François Prévost's novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731). Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online. Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch (1862-1908) was "a Serbian artist and writer on art, world traveller, and member of the Serbian Karađorđević dynasty. He gave singing and drawing lessons and later earned his living as an art critic and translator. He was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Le Figaro, La Revue de Paris, Revue des Revues, Magazine of Art, and other publications." Wikipedia online. A highly attractive and rare edition of one of the most popular operas of the 19th century.. Large folio. Finely bound in half green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, green endpapers, with original publisher's parchment wrappers with decorative devices by A. Renard above and below titling bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso engraved frontispiece by P. Avril), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto composer's printed dedication to Madame C. Miolan-Carvalho, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto part-title, verso blank), 391 ("Variante pour les Théâtres qui n'ont pas de Ballet"), [iii] (blank) pp. Printed on fine laid paper within decorative floral borders by Barbizet. Uncut. A presentation copy, with a fine autograph musical quotation in the hand of the composer to half-title, being two measures from the beginning of the second act of Manon notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff. With a key signature of three flats, and text underlay in French ("On l'appelle Manon elle eut hier seize ans... "). Signed and inscribed in black ink "au Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch. Hommage de grand sympathie. J. Massenet Paris. 1893." Named cast includes Marie Heilbronn as Manon, Molé-Truffier as Pousette, Chevalier as Javotte, Rémy as Rosette, Lardinois as the servant, Talazac as Les Chevalier Des Grieux, Taskin as Lescaut, Cobalet as the Count Des Grieux, Grivot as Guillot de Morfontaine, and Collin as de Brétigny, with Lbis, Texte, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard. With unpaginated part-titles and illustrative engravings by P. Avril preceding each act. Binding very slightly worn, minor wear and foxing to wrappers. Slightly browned and cockled at edges; occasional light foxing. A very attractive copy overall.

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        Hand Penned Translation and Illustrated Book 'The Wrong Overcoat' - Translated by L.M. Fitch, 1885

      Grand Rapids: Barlow Bros., 1885. Light cover wear; partial separation base of free end paper; otherwise fine. . Tucked in the front page of the book is a letter dated Dec. 3, 1926 to Mrs. Farrier a relative of Abbie McC Brown the original owner of the book, explaining that the book was being gifted as it was a special treasure of the previous owner and had been translated transcribed and illustrated by Mrs. Fitch. Cloth cover with watercolor floral illustration captioned "German Translation by Louie M. Fitch marbled endpapers w exlibris Abbie McC Brown. A well executed manscript book translated from German to English Embellished with illustrations created by Mrs. Fitch. The illustrations are appropriatedly place relevant articles and include a notebook and cigar case, wheat, a dozen oysters, wine glass and bottle, the Widow's hand, a forcible argument, implements for Turkish bath, 'Like a bomb" revolver, beet, nightcap, waiting for the Parson and many others. A delightful work. Measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with BAL's first state frontispiece with the cloth visible, and very early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p.57; and the Illustrations list p.[13] shows "Him and another Man" plate as appearing on p.88; p. 155 with the final "5" restored. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Square 8vo, publisher's original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine, now in a green cloth covered custom slipcase. 366 pp. A handsome, honest and quite pleasing copy of this enduring classic. The cloth still nice and dark green with the gilt and black still strong on the upper cover, the giltwork on the spine a bit mellowed down as often, minor wear at the tips and edges, now tidied up, internally quite well preserved with a little minor evidence of age or use, no foxing, stitching firm, a pleasant copy and a good example and survival of the true first edition. THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. "ALL MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN CALLED HUCKLEBERRY FINN"--Ernest Hemingway. 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.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of the Australian Squadron to the south-east coast of New Guinea, October to December, 1884. With illustrations.

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885. Large square folio, with a folding map, three coloured lithograph plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (283 x 212 mm) mounted on card with printed captions and borders, and two superb panoramas, one of them double-page (240 x 553 mm) and the other on four sheets (242 x 1053 mm); original dark blue grained morocco binding, bevelled edges, spine banded and sides with multiple borders in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilded. A striking copy of this very rare work. A sumptuous publication admired as much for its technical virtuosity as its beauty, the album has been called the first example of Australian photo-journalism: 'the most magnificent example of an Australian work in this genre, the high point in relation to which all other examples can be considered' (Holden, Photography in Colonial Australia). The photographs all date from the 1884 expedition, when Commodore Erskine proclaimed a British protectorate over the south coast of New Guinea. Although unattributed at the time, all of the images were taken by the staff of the New South Wales Government Printing Office. and are now recognised as having chiefly been the work of Augustine Dyer (1873-1923) of the Printing Office. The album is principally intended as a visual record, and is a piece of photo-reportage unmatched by any other work of this time and place. Through the positioning of images of the official ceremonies alongside topographical views of the surrounding areas, the photographs themselves become a true part of the narrative. It is most impressive as an ethnographic album, one of the first such produced in the South Pacific. A special copy was delivered to Her Majesty the Queen as "a keen supporter of photography." The superb series of ethnographic and exploration photographs commemorating the 1884 expedition were printed and the albums assembled n Sydney, in a small edition for presentation. The motivation for the Australian Squadron's expedition to New Guinea was imperialistic: "The Imperial Government... decided to take steps to establish a Protectorate over that part of the southern shores of new Guinea to the east of the territory claimed by the Netherlands, with the double object of preventing any foreign occupation of the country, and of protecting the inhabitants from aggression...". This declaration of the expedition's objective belies the tone of much of Erskine's Narrative, which reads more like a travelogue than an official account. "Picturesque" is the most often used descriptive term, along with such passages as "the striking variety and beauty of the colour in the adjacent water were enchanting, and struck the beholder with wonder and admiration." Similarly, Erskine's own speech, considered for many years as a "Declaration of Rights" for New Guinea, contrasts strongly with the text of the Proclamation itself. The latter is couched in formal, imperial language, whereas the former looks ahead in more open terms to the real benefits that the tribesmen might expect, and is very specific with regard to the protection offered by Her Majesty Queen Victoria: "look upon white persons whom the Queen permits to reside amongst you as your friends...". The photographs are: 1) "Port Moresby, from the Mission Station." Four-sheet panorama. 2) "H.M.S. 'Nelson' at Port Moresby, S.W." 3) "General View of Settlement at Port Moresby, N.N.E." 4) "Commodore shaking hands with Native Chief 'OBE Vagi', on board H.M.S. 'Nelson', at Port Moresby." 5) "Native Village, Port Moresby, W." 6) "Ethel Island, and landing-place at Native Village, Port Moresby, S.W." 7) "Native Houses, Port Moresby." 8) "Native Village, Port Moresby, S." 9) "Native Village, Port Moresby, N.W." 10) "Hoisting Flag at Port Moresby, N.W." 11) "Yule Island, from Delena, Hall Sound, N.W." 12) "Landing-place at Delena, Hall Sound, N." 13) "Hoisting flag at Delena, Hall Sound." 14) "Koloka, the Queen of the Lolo Tribe at Delena." 15) "Landing at Motumotu." 16) "Landing at Motumotu." 17) "Firing the Feu de joie, Motumotu." 18) "New Guinea Chief, Motumotu." 19) "Native Village, Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, S.W." 20) "Commodore reading Proclamation at Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, W." 21) "H.M.S. 'Espiegle' saluting Flag, Hood Lagoon." 22) "Scene near Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, N.E." 23) "A Chief's House, Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, S.W." 24) "Commodore addressing Chiefs on board H.M.S. 'Nelson', Hood Bay." 25) "Argyll Bay, W.N.W." Two-sheet panorama. 26) "Commodore reading Proclamation at Argyll Bay, N.W." 27) "H.M.S. 'Nelson' saluting Flag at Mission Station, Suau, Stacey Island, South Cape." 28) "View from Stacey Island, N." 29) "Native Village, Suau, S.W." 30) "Native House at Suau." 31) "View from Dinner Island, China Strait - H.M. Ships 'Nelson' and 'Espiegle' at anchor, N.W." 32) "View from Dinner Island, S.W." 33) "Natives on board H.M.S. 'Nelson' at Dinner Island." 34) "View from Anchorage, N. side of Teste Island, W. by N." 35) "West end of Teste Island, from Anchorage, S.W." Provenance: A Paré, "Elgin", Durban Rd., Wynberg [South Africa] (pencil inscription on front flyleaf). Slight rubbing to binding but in handsome & original condition; interior lightly foxed in places; map with repaired tear; some scattered foxing and damage to fore-margins; images all bright and crisp.

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        Voyage agricole en Russie pendant l'année 1885.Luxemburg, J. Belfort, 1886. 8vo. With 23 albumen prints, mounted on thick paper, with letterpress captions below, showing Russian cattle and horses awarded prizes in international competitions. Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked red cloth.

      KVK/WorldCat (6 copies); not in Cat. Russica. Rare first and only edition of an account of a journey to Russia by a professor at the School for Agriculture in Ettelbruck in Luxembourg, with the purpose of studying farming and horse and cattle breeding in Russia. The book treats all aspects of Russian rural life, including the social and economic position of Russian farmers, the climate, soil, the buildings, the manner of cultivation, the various products of the soil, forestry, apiculture, the breeding of farm-horses and cattle, etc. Most of the photographs show Russian farm-horses and prize-cattle. The author also discusses the Agricultural Museums at Petersburg and Berlin, and tells about the founding of an Agricultural Museum near his own school at Ettelbruck. With a presentation inscription on half-title: “A Madame Sophie de Bilderling | Hommage respectueux de l'auteur | Kunnen”. Spine damaged, hinges weak and fly leaves detached. Slightly browned throughout, but text and photos otherwise in good condition.

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        TRAITÉ ÉLÉMENTAIR D'ENTOMOLOGIE: Comprenant L'histoire des Espéces Utiles et de Leurs Produits des Espéces nuisibles et des Moyens de les Détruire l'étude des étamorphoses et des Moeurs les Procédés de Chasse et de Conservation.

      Librairie J.-B. Baillière et Fils, 1885 - Unpaged. First edition. The atlas (vol. 4) only. The 3 volume text not offered here. Bound in quarter black leather with raised cords and red morocco labels gilt stamped; marble boards and marble endpapers. Binding tight; boards with edges and corners rubbed; endpapers oxidized; internally clean. Oversize and heavy book may require a small additional shipping charge. There are 118 plates with exquisite black ink drawings of insects and their anatomic elements. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iconographie des orchidées des environs de Paris.Paris, Paindebled, 1885. 2 volumes. Royal folio (atlas volume: 48 x 31 cm) and folio (text volume: 39.5 x 27 cm). With 42 original watercolour drawings, highlighted with gum arabic, each signed by the author. They are numbered 1-40, with a "duplicate" no. 25 and an unnumbered drawing not normally included in the series. The photogravure text volume with calligraphic wrapper-title and dedication, and text reproduced from manuscript (mostly from the author's autograph). The atlas volume with the watercolours mounted on heavy paper in the original green cloth portfolio.

      Bull. Soc. Bot. France 7 (1885), pp. 329-330; Camus et al., Iconogr. des Orchidées d'Europe, p. 10; Willing 458; NUC, vol. 92, p. 532 (1 copy); not in Stafleu & Cowan. Splendid set of exquisite watercolour drawings of orchids from the neighbourhood of Paris, one of only 12 sets produced by the author. They are meticulously drawn in black ink and beautifully coloured by the author, signed by him, and mounted on heavy paper. Each shows the entire plant with flowers, stem, leaves and root, with detail drawings around it, most of the detail drawings also coloured. The accidental inclusion of an extra drawing no. 25 shows the degree of variation when Camus made two drawings of the same plant. The unnumbered drawing is labelled "Ophrys Scolopax" in manuscript on the drawing itself. It is not usually included in the series, but matches the others and is also signed by Camus.Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, lived near l'Isle Adam, about 15 kilometres north of Paris, and numerous orchid varieties grew there. He therefore collected them and made drawings, planning to publish an illustrated taxonomy. Difficulties with the editors ended the project prematurely, so to make his work available to a few colleagues, he laboriously made 12 sets of the 40 drawings and had the handwritten text printed by photogravure. He gave copies to two libraries and the others went to colleagues, friends and family members. When he later added two more volumes he reproduced his drawings photographically.In very good condition, with only minor wear to the spine of the wrappers for the text volume and to the portfolio for the atlas volume. A great showpiece for any botanical collection.

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

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. A lovely copy. 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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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (In a Superb Kelliegram Binding)

      London: Macmillan, 1885. 'Lewis Carroll' [Charles L. Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and What Alice Found There. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Fifty-fifth Thousand. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. Small quarto. [12], 224 pages. Frontispiece and other numerous illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound by Kelliegram c. 1900 in red pebbled morocco with colored leather inlay illustrations of Humpty-Dumpty on the upper board and the Walrus on the lower board, surrounded by gilt decorated borders, five raised spine bands with gilt stamped titles, rules, and chess piece devices in compartments, gilt lined board edges, gilt hearts and rules on turn-ins, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Signed by Kelliegram on the back turn in. Original gilt red spine and covers bound at rear. Pages with few minor edge tears, smudges and minor thumb creases. VERY GOOD condition, indeed. Kelliegram bindings are among the most accomplished and sought after bindings of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Perfect gift book.. Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS With Coloured Illustrations of their Eggs

      R.H. Porter [&] Dulau & Co, 1883 - 1885 - 1st edn. Tall 8vo. 4 vols. Rebound in gilt tooled half morocco, marbled edges and edpapers (a near Fine set). Pp. xxi + 614 [&] xxiv + 684 [&] xxiii + 600 [&] 18 thereafter unpaginated, illus with 68 full page coloured plates in plates volume and b&w engravings in text volumes (previous owner's engraved bookplates on front paste-downs, previous owner's neat 1886 inscription at top edge of versos of front free endpapers; some light spotting throughout). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Expedition of the Australian Squadron to the south-east coast of New Guinea, October to December, 1884. With illustrations

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885. Slight rubbing to binding but in handsome & original condition; interior lightly foxed in places; map with repaired tear; some scattered foxing and damage to fore-margins; images all bright and crisp.. Large square folio, with a folding map, three coloured lithograph plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (283 x 212 mm) mounted on card with printed captions and borders, and two superb panoramas, one of them double-page (240 x 553 mm) and the other on four sheets (242 x 1053 mm); original dark blue grained morocco binding, bevelled edges, spine banded and sides with multiple borders in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilded. A striking copy of this very rare work. A sumptuous publication admired as much for its technical virtuosity as its beauty, the album has been called the first example of Australian photo-journalism: 'the most magnificent example of an Australian work in this genre, the high point in relation to which all other examples can be considered' (Holden, Photography in Colonial Australia). The photographs all date from the 1884 expedition, when Commodore Erskine proclaimed a British protectorate over the south coast of New Guinea. Although unattributed at the time, all of the images were taken by the staff of the New South Wales Government Printing Office. and are now recognised as having chiefly been the work of Augustine Dyer (1873-1923) of the Printing Office. The album is principally intended as a visual record, and is a piece of photo-reportage unmatched by any other work of this time and place. Through the positioning of images of the official ceremonies alongside topographical views of the surrounding areas, the photographs themselves become a true part of the narrative. It is most impressive as an ethnographic album, one of the first such produced in the South Pacific. A special copy was delivered to Her Majesty the Queen as "a keen supporter of photography." The superb series of ethnographic and exploration photographs commemorating the 1884 expedition were printed and the albums assembled n Sydney, in a small edition for presentation. The motivation for the Australian Squadron's expedition to New Guinea was imperialistic: "The Imperial Government... decided to take steps to establish a Protectorate over that part of the southern shores of new Guinea to the east of the territory claimed by the Netherlands, with the double object of preventing any foreign occupation of the country, and of protecting the inhabitants from aggression...". This declaration of the expedition's objective belies the tone of much of Erskine's Narrative, which reads more like a travelogue than an official account. "Picturesque" is the most often used descriptive term, along with such passages as "the striking variety and beauty of the colour in the adjacent water were enchanting, and struck the beholder with wonder and admiration." Similarly, Erskine's own speech, considered for many years as a "Declaration of Rights" for New Guinea, contrasts strongly with the text of the Proclamation itself. The latter is couched in formal, imperial language, whereas the former looks ahead in more open terms to the real benefits that the tribesmen might expect, and is very specific with regard to the protection offered by Her Majesty Queen Victoria: "look upon white persons whom the Queen permits to reside amongst you as your friends...". The photographs are: 1) "Port Moresby, from the Mission Station." Four-sheet panorama. 2) "H.M.S. 'Nelson' at Port Moresby, S.W." 3) "General View of Settlement at Port Moresby, N.N.E." 4) "Commodore shaking hands with Native Chief 'OBE Vagi', on board H.M.S. 'Nelson', at Port Moresby." 5) "Native Village, Port Moresby, W." 6) "Ethel Island, and landing-place at Native Village, Port Moresby, S.W." 7) "Native Houses, Port Moresby." 8) "Native Village, Port Moresby, S." 9) "Native Village, Port Moresby, N.W." 10) "Hoisting Flag at Port Moresby, N.W." 11) "Yule Island, from Delena, Hall Sound, N.W." 12) "Landing-place at Delena, Hall Sound, N." 13) "Hoisting flag at Delena, Hall Sound." 14) "Koloka, the Queen of the Lolo Tribe at Delena." 15) "Landing at Motumotu." 16) "Landing at Motumotu." 17) "Firing the Feu de joie, Motumotu." 18) "New Guinea Chief, Motumotu." 19) "Native Village, Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, S.W." 20) "Commodore reading Proclamation at Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, W." 21) "H.M.S. 'Espiegle' saluting Flag, Hood Lagoon." 22) "Scene near Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, N.E." 23) "A Chief's House, Kerepunu, Hood Lagoon, S.W." 24) "Commodore addressing Chiefs on board H.M.S. 'Nelson', Hood Bay." 25) "Argyll Bay, W.N.W." Two-sheet panorama. 26) "Commodore reading Proclamation at Argyll Bay, N.W." 27) "H.M.S. 'Nelson' saluting Flag at Mission Station, Suau, Stacey Island, South Cape." 28) "View from Stacey Island, N." 29) "Native Village, Suau, S.W." 30) "Native House at Suau." 31) "View from Dinner Island, China Strait - H.M. Ships 'Nelson' and 'Espiegle' at anchor, N.W." 32) "View from Dinner Island, S.W." 33) "Natives on board H.M.S. 'Nelson' at Dinner Island." 34) "View from Anchorage, N. side of Teste Island, W. by N." 35) "West end of Teste Island, from Anchorage, S.W." Provenance: A Paré, "Elgin", Durban Rd., Wynberg [South Africa] (pencil inscription on front flyleaf).

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        Iconographie des orchidées des environs de Paris.Paris, Paindebled, 1885. 2 volumes. Royal folio (atlas volume: 48 x 31 cm) and folio (text volume: 39.5 x 27 cm). With 42 original watercolour drawings, highlighted with gum arabic, each signed by the author. They are numbered 1-40, with a "duplicate" no. 25 and an unnumbered drawing not normally included in the series. The photogravure text volume with calligraphic wrapper-title and dedication, and text reproduced from manuscript (mostly from the author's autograph). The atlas volume with the watercolours mounted on heavy paper in the original green cloth portfolio.

      Bull. Soc. Bot. France 7 (1885), pp. 329-330; Camus et al., Iconogr. des Orchidées d'Europe, p. 10; Willing 458; NUC, vol. 92, p. 532 (1 copy); not in Stafleu & Cowan. Splendid set of exquisite watercolour drawings of orchids from the neighbourhood of Paris, one of only 12 sets produced by the author. They are meticulously drawn in black ink and beautifully coloured by the author, signed by him, and mounted on heavy paper. Each shows the entire plant with flowers, stem, leaves and root, with detail drawings around it, most of the detail drawings also coloured. The accidental inclusion of an extra drawing no. 25 shows the degree of variation when Camus made two drawings of the same plant. The unnumbered drawing is labelled "Ophrys Scolopax" in manuscript on the drawing itself. It is not usually included in the series, but matches the others and is also signed by Camus.Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, lived near l'Isle Adam, about 15 kilometres north of Paris, and numerous orchid varieties grew there. He therefore collected them and made drawings, planning to publish an illustrated taxonomy. Difficulties with the editors ended the project prematurely, so to make his work available to a few colleagues, he laboriously made 12 sets of the 40 drawings and had the handwritten text printed by photogravure. He gave copies to two libraries and the others went to colleagues, friends and family members. When he later added two more volumes he reproduced his drawings photographically.In very good condition, with only minor wear to the spine of the wrappers for the text volume and to the portfolio for the atlas volume. A great showpiece for any botanical collection.

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        Les déliquescences poèmes décadents d'Adoré Floupette EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Byzance|(Paris): Lion Vanné|(Léon Vanier), 1885. Fine. Lion Vanné (Léon Vanier), Byzance (Paris) 1885, 11x17cm, relié. - Vanier said second edition and print completed as of June 20, 1885, one of 50 numbered copies on Holland paper and justified by Lion valve only leading copies. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, en partie originale, dite Vanier, et achevée d'imprimer à la date du 20 Juin 1885, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés sur Hollande par Lion Vanné, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin vert, dos décoloré et insolé à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons noirs aux centres desquels le paraphe doré du grand bibliophile Roger de Cormenin est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, plats marginalement décolorés comme le dos en têtes et en queues, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure légèrement postérieure et non signée. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Roger de Cormenin, fils de Louis de Cormenin qui fut le confident et le secrétaire de Théophile Gautier et également l'ami intime de Gustave Flaubert. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 4. Auflage, 16 Bände (A-Z), 1885-1890, Halbleder

      Bibliographisches Institut 1885-1890, Leipzig und Wien - Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Vierte (4.) gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 16 Bände (A-Z komplett). Original-Halbledereinbände, Rücken mit dekorativen Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Insges. rd. 16.500 S. Wie auch den ersten sechs Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher in hervorragender Erhaltung. Die Rückenfront harmonisch & ohne - wie meist bei dieser Ausgabe - Aufhellungen des schwarzen Leders. Die Goldverzierungen glänzen kräftig. Der Ledereinband ist nur gering berieben. Ebenso der Leineneinband der Buchdeckel, einschließlich der Deckelkanten. Buchschnitt oben gedunkelt, ansonsten ebenfalls noch beeindruckend. Auf einigen Deckeln etwas Fleckigkeit, nicht gravierend. Buchrückenkanten ohne Fehlstellen, an vier Kanten ein ganz kleiner Einriss, ebenso an acht Außengelenken ein Einriss von ca. 5 mm, auch diese Sachverhalte nicht auffällig. Innen setzt sich die sehr gute Erhaltung fort. Feste Bindung, keine fehlenden Seiten, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Die Karten & Abbildungen (bei dieser Auflage erstmals mit Chromolithographien) in ausgezeichneter Qualität. Zwei Bände sind auf einigen wenigen ersten & letzten Seiten etwas fleckig, eine Abbildung ist am Rand gebräunt; ansonsten finden sich lediglich einmal zwei Flecke in einem Band; die Seiten sind durchgehend hell, sauber & ohne Fleckigkeit. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf dem Innendeckel. Eine Seite am Rand ein kleines Stück eingerissen, auf zwei Seiten wurden vereinzelt Wörter unterstrichen. Außer einem Band tragen alle auf dem Innendeckel ein Exlibris (s. Bild 6); ein Band auf dem vorderen, unbedruckten Vorsatz handschriftlichen Namenszug & Adressstempel. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 40000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diophantos of Alexandria : a Study in the History of Greek Algebra

      Cambridge at the University Press 1885 - original green boards are shelf rubbed and slightly marked. gold gilt on the spine. the spine ends are a little frayed and there is a very small tear in the cloth.there is a book plate under the front board stating that the book was presented to The Diocesan Library Pretoria by the University of Cambridge in 1885.the half title page has a stamp mark bearing the name of the Community of the Resurrection, St. Peter's Priory Rosettenville. internally the book is very clean and well bound and appears to have been very little used. the front hinge has been carefully repaired. the condition is given in terms of the book's age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Including : Supplemental nights.[London?], Richard Burton Club, [ca. 1910]. 17 volumes. Royal 8vo (24 x 16 cm). With numerous illustrations (including the series by Albert Letchford), each repeated on laid paper (the 17 frontispieces repeated in colour). Contemporary half green morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      A handsome edition of Burton's Arabian Nights, finely illustrated and printed in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. Bold to a fault, Richard Burton travelled to Mecca, explored the African Great Lakes, shocked his readers with his candid travel accounts, and gained fame and riches with his translation of the Arabian Nights. The first edition was published in 1885-1888 and re-issued by the Burton Club shortly thereafter. The present edition is a reprint of the first Burton Club edition, illustrated with, among others, Albert Letchford's famous plates. Spines slightly faded. Fine set, uncut and partly unopened.

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Including: Supplemental nights.[London?], Richard Burton Club, [ca. 1910]. 17 volumes. Royal 8vo (24 x 16 cm). With numerous illustrations (including the series by Albert Letchford), each repeated on laid paper (the 17 frontispieces repeated in colour). Contemporary half green morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      - A handsome edition of Burton's Arabian Nights, finely illustrated and printed in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. Bold to a fault, Richard Burton travelled to Mecca, explored the African Great Lakes, shocked his readers with his candid travel accounts, and gained fame and riches with his translation of the Arabian Nights. The first edition was published in 1885-1888 and re-issued by the Burton Club shortly thereafter. The present edition is a reprint of the first Burton Club edition, illustrated with, among others, Albert Letchford's famous plates. Spines slightly faded. Fine set, uncut and partly unopened.

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        Konvolut von 1 eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift, 1 masch. Brief m. U., 3 eigenh. Kartenbriefe m. U. (davon 1 im eigenh. Kuvert), 2 eigenh. Postkarten m. U. sowie 15 Beilagen.

      Zus. (ohne die Beilagen) 11 S., versch. Formate. [...] Nach dem Besuch der Realschule und, ab 1885, der Vorbereitungsschule Hans Heim in München bestand er [Hoess] nach einem halben Jahr die Aufnahmeprüfung an der Akademie der Künste in München. Dort war er vier Jahre lang Schüler der Professoren Kirchbach, Raupp, v. Hackl und Ritter v. Herterich. 1889 zog es in nach Frankfurt, jedoch kehrte er 1891 schon wieder nach München zurück. Dort hatte er zwei Jahre später seine erste Ausstellung mit Jagd-, Wildbildern und Landschaften des Allgäus [...]. Hoess Werke bezogen sich auf Landschaften und des darin lebenden Wildes (daher sein Spitzname der Rehfidles-Maler). Die von ihm verwendete Technik war die Feder- und Steinzeichnung, die Radierung, das Aquarell, und die Ölmalerei. Zwischen 1900 und 1914 hatte er sich den Ruf als bester Jagdmaler erworben. Sein Erfolg fußte auch auf seine Mitarbeit bei der 1896 gegründeten und weitverbreiteten Zeitschrift Jugend. Hoess beschickte mehrere nationale und international Ausstellungen [...] (Wikipedia). - An Adalbert von Drasenovich, u.a. über die Illustration dessen Werkes Ein Hirschenleben. - Unter den Beilagen u.a. 5 Illustrations-Entwürfe, eine von Hoess illustr. Weinkarte, 1 Orig.-Fotografie (wohl Hoess beim Malen im Freien), 4 Exlibris (u.a. das von Anton Keller) u. eine Orig.-Federzeichnung (9,1 x 14,5 cm). -

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        Formula vivendi canonico[rum] sive vicario[rum] seculariu[m] aut etiam alio[rum] devoto[rum] presbiterorum. (Colophon: Delft, [Christiaen Snellaert], April 1496). 4to (19.5×13.5). With the main text in a rotunda type (64G), quire signatures in a slightly larger rotunda (82G), title and text opening in a larger textura (145G) and a few small printed "Lombardic" uncial initials. Rubricated throughout, with 1 4-line and a few smaller red "lombardic" uncial initials written or drawn in the blank spaces provided, red paragraph marks; type area 14.5×9 cm. Half vellum (ca. 1900?).

      Campbell 755 = 1309 (II); Hain 7256; IDL 3955; ISTC ir00286200; Oates 3376; Van Thienen & Goldfinch 1885; Voulliéme, Trier 2368. Rare first and only edition published in the Northern Netherlands of a theological treatise presenting regimens for the best way of life for canons and priests. Especially the many dangers threatening monastic and cloistered life are dealt with at length. The first edition in the Low Countries was printed in Alost by Thierry Martens ca. 1486/89. The present Delft edition was printed by the prolific printer-publisher Christiaen Snellaert. Werner Rolewick (1425-1502) was a German Carthusian monk who composed many theological and devotional treatises and some important historical works, of which his Fascilucum temporum , a general history of the world, is by far the best known. Lacking the final blank. In very good condition and with generous margins.

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        Revue de la mode. Gazette de la famille.

      Cm. 35. Raccolta di 133 belle tavole incise in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Qualche segno d'uso esterno e rade fioriture marginali, esemplare peraltro genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Poderosa raccolta iconografica che raccoglie le tavole a colori pubblicate tra il 1885 ed il 1888.

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        Orchids the Royal Family of Plants with Illustrations from Nature

      Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1885. First edition. original gold coloured pebbled cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and brown, lettered in brown and gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Spine ends and corners with some wear,a few plates loose but present, else fine. Small folio. With 24 full page colour plates, all present No. 249 of 1,000 copies The first U. S. colour plate book on orchids.

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        Manon Opéra Comique en 5 Actes et 6 Tableaux de M.M. Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille... Direction Léon Carvalho. [Piano-vocal score].

      Paris: G. Hartmann, [ca. 1885]. Large folio. Finely bound in half green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, green endpapers, with original publisher's parchment wrappers with decorative devices by A. Renard above and below titling bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso engraved frontispiece by P. Avril), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto composer's printed dedication to Madame C. Miolan-Carvalho, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto part-title, verso blank), 391 ("Variante pour les Théâtres qui n'ont pas de Ballet"), [iii] (blank) pp. Printed on fine laid paper within decorative floral borders by Barbizet. Uncut. A presentation copy, with a fine autograph musical quotation in the hand of the composer to half-title, being two measures from the beginning of the second act of Manon notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff. With a key signature of three flats, and text underlay in French ("On l'appelle Manon elle eut hier seize ans... "). Signed and inscribed in black ink "au Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch. Hommage de grand sympathie. J. Massenet Paris. 1893." Named cast includes Marie Heilbronn as Manon, Molé-Truffier as Pousette, Chevalier as Javotte, Rémy as Rosette, Lardinois as the servant, Talazac as Les Chevalier Des Grieux, Taskin as Lescaut, Cobalet as the Count Des Grieux, Grivot as Guillot de Morfontaine, and Collin as de Brétigny, with Lbis, Texte, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard. With unpaginated part-titles and illustrative engravings by P. Avril preceding each act. Binding very slightly worn, minor wear and foxing to wrappers. Slightly browned and cockled at edges; occasional light foxing. A very attractive copy overall. Deluxe limited edition of the second version of the opera, this number 19 of only 50 copies. Although an early work, Manon is one of Massenet's best-known and most popular operas. "The designation 'opéra comique' is misleading: there are only a few lines of spoken dialogue. But in their place there is much mélodrame, faultlessly handled at a technical level... In the final analysis Manon is by way of being a 'highlights' opera, lacking the cohesion and economy of more mature Massenet works, but those highlights were seldom surpassed in the composer's oeuvre." The opera's libretto, by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, is based on Antoine-François Prévost's novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731). Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online. Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch (1862-1908) was "a Serbian artist and writer on art, world traveller, and member of the Serbian Karađorđević dynasty. He gave singing and drawing lessons and later earned his living as an art critic and translator. He was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Le Figaro, La Revue de Paris, Revue des Revues, Magazine of Art, and other publications." Wikipedia online. A highly attractive and rare edition of one of the most popular operas of the 19th century.

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