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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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        Europas Kolonien. Nach den neuesten Quellen geschildert. VIER (4) Bände (von 5).

      Leipig, Greßner & Schramm, (1885. ERSTAUSGABE. Zusammen über 800 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Holzstichen. 31 cm. Reich illustrierte Originalleinenbände. Band 1 : West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun, Band 2: Süd-Afrika bis zum Sambesi und Kap Frio, Band 3: Das Kongogebiet und seine Nachbarländer, Band 4: Ost-Afrika und das Seeengebiet. - Einbände etwas fleckig und berieben, Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen, Gelenke teils angeplatzt. Innengelenke leicht brüchig, Bindung teilweise etwas gelockert. Seiten teils leicht fleckig. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar der VIER BÄNDE (von 5) in ERSTAUSGABE. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Kolonie, Kolonialismus, Länderkunde, Landeskunde, Beschreibung, 19. Jahrhundert

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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.l A fine clean copy of the very rare "deluxe" handcoloured and india "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 sixten 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AFFINITIES A ROMANCE OF TO-DAY In Two Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, 1885.. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-255 [256: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-259 [260: black], rebound in nineteenth-century three-quarter blue polished calf and marbled boards, spine panels richly tooled in gold, leather title labels, marbled endpapers. First edition. A satire on occult science and theosophy in which Esmé Colquhoun, a character based on Oscar Wilde, successfully wills his wife to die. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 5617. Not in Sadleir. Leather worn at edges, spine label missing from volume two, a sound, good copy. Rebound without the two leaves of publishers ads at the end of volume two. A scarce book. (#153312)

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        Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II / Vol. I and Vol. II

      Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, London 1885 - The original set of two matching volumes, from 1885, not a later reprint. Numerous small internal B&W hand-drawn illustrations, though the accompanying plates were sold in 19 large (folio), string-tied portfolios from 1904 to 1911, not included here. Both volumes stamped to title page "Presented by the Trustees of the British Museum." And both volumes show to front free endpapers the small bookplates of Christopher Rowe. However, it appears these Rowe bookplates were used to replace larger, original bookplates, since removed, indicating Mr. Rowe may not have been the original recipient of this presentation. These books show NO sign of any lending-library history. Both volumes all original, "good" to "very good," snugly bound in original brown endpapers and original pebbled brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, though with the board corners poking through. Vol. I also shows a half-inch tear to top of spine. The rear interior hinge of Vol. I is a bit unsightly from an old repair. These two books will ship at a combined weight of a little more than 8 lbs. So, Priority shipping will cost extra; overseas shipping is likely to run $70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Studies from the Morphological Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The Early Stages in the Development of Balanoglossus (sp. incert.) [and other titles]

      [London: Williams and Norgate. circa 1885]. First. First edition. Originally published in wrappers, these copies rebound in Japanese vellum at an early date without wrappers or title page. Boards a little bowed, else near fine. Three long articles by Bateson, with a total of fourteen plates, three of them in color. Scarce. .

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        Lake George Camp and Canoe-Chats. Gossip on Canoes, Camps, Religion, Social Manners, Medicine and Law, Gastronomy, Politics & Marriage

      New York: Published for Private Subscription ["Press of John C. Franklin, Jr., 34 Cortlandt St." - Printer's device and imprint on verso of title], ca 1885-90. Folio. 137 pp. 10 photographic plates. Original decorated cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed "To Justice John J. Freedman with wishes for a 'Merry Christmas' from the Author." Freedman was then superior court Judge in New York, and was later a Justice of the New York Supreme Court. With the 5-page prospectus laid-in. The plates show Hundred Island House, Shelving Rock, Uncas Island and Tonguew Mountain, Black Moiuntain, a view from Hulett's landing, Rogers' Rock and other views. A handsome book. Plum/Adirondack Bibliography 841. One plate waterstained, some wear to joints, cloth soiled.

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        INTERIOR WORLD. A ROMANCE ILLUSTRATING A NEW HYPOTHESIS OF TERRESTRIAL ORGANIZATION. WITH AN APPENDIX SETTING FORTH AN ORIGINAL THEORY OF GRAVITATION

      Oakland, Oregon: Milton H. Tower, Publisher, 1885.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-212, original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. "Science fiction story of a man's journey through caverns to a habitable but uninhabited inner world of the Symmes kind; he escapes through the north polar opening. Pages 174-206 comprise a nonfictional appendix speculating upon gravity." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 213. Reginald 14187. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Wright. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, very good copy. A very scarce book. (#149661)

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        1885 Map of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R. Leased Lines and Connections

      Poole Bros. 1885 - By: Poole Bros. Date: 1885 (Published) Chicago Dimensions: 15.75 x 32.76 (40 cm x 83.2 cm) This rare and visually impressive antique map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, was separately issued in Chicago in 1885 by the Poole Brothers Map Engravers. A fine railroad map of the West, it shows rail routes from Kansas to California, and many points in Mexico. In addition to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, the lines of the following major western railroads are covered: In addition to the ATS & F, the map covers the lines of the following major western railroads: Central Pacific RR Southern Pacific RR Atlantic Pacific RR Mexican Central Railway Sonora Railway The map includes some very early side routes off the main lines, including: San Bernardino to San Diego (California Southern RR) Los Angeles to Santa Monica, Wilmington and Santa Ana Williams AZ to Prescott AZ Lamy, NM to Santa Fe, NM Pueblo, CO to South Fork and to Silverton, Colorado Some of the more interesting towns and places appearing on the map include Telluride, Colorado, Ft. Davis, Texas, the Mojave Sink, Silver City, New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, etc. Myriad forts, mining boom towns and other points of interest are also depicted in this marvelous decorative map. Condition: This map is in B+ condition with separations at two points of fold intersections. In all other regards the map is in quite fine condition. Inventory #10816 31 N. C

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        Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, and Northern India

      Thacker, Spink, Calcutta 1885 - Third edition, revised and enlarged. Folding map and 30 full-page photogravure plates. vii, 237 pp. 1 vols. 4to. An expanded version of the initial printing of 1869, this massive volume combines the author's hunting adventures with the natural history of the game involved, illustrated with trophy heads in superb photogravure. Czech p. 119 Original olive cloth, gilt, rebacked with spine laid down, internally fine Folding map and 30 full-page photogravure plates. vii, 237 pp. 1 vols. 4to

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        The Sacred Books of the East. The Sacred Books of China. The Texts of Confucianism. Part III: The Li Ki, I-X; Part IV: The Li Ki, XI-XLVI. 2 Volume Set

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1885 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.9*15*8.3cm, wt:2kg,484p,496p. Ex-library with usual treatments. Volumes XXVII and XXVIII of the Sacred Books of the East series. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering. Extremities of spine chipping, binding strong. Pages toning but firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Petrefaktenkunde. Text und Atlas. 2 Teile in 6 Bänden (komplett!).

      Tübingen: Laupp, 1885. Dritte umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. 1239 S. + 100 Taf. Hardcover Text und Atlas in insg. 6 Bänden. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. in altersgemäß AKZEPTABLEM Zustand. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignaturen. Einbände leicht beschabt, bestoßen und foliiert. Buchrücken von Textbd. 2 an Oberkante beschädigt. Bindungen überwiegend fest, vereinzelte Seiten in Atlasbd. lose. Seiten gebräunt, Text und Illustrationen ansonsten sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt mbx 009. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Costumes of Yorkshire in 1814

      Leeds: Richard Jackson. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Scuffing to leather. Inner hinge cracking. Plates in VG condition. 1885. Limited Edition 305/600. Green hardback cloth cover with dark green leather spine. 460mm x 340mm (18" x 13"). 106pp + plates. 40 large coloured plates. .

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        Culross and Tulliallan, or Perthshire on Forth, Its History and Antiquities, with Elucidations of Scottish Life and Character from the Burgh and Kirk-Session Records of that District. (2 vols)

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1885. 402pp; 427pp. Scarce history of a unique village in Scotland, with a rich history of mining, trade, royal visits and architecture (as drawn by Jessie M. King in her book "Dwellings of an Old World Town". Small tear to one page. Tissue missing from frontispiece of volume I. Corners bumped. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: J.J Little & Co, 1885. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S DELUXE MOROCCO of Grant's important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant's life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: J.J. Little & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarters publisher's deluxe morocco with gilt medallions on boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Two volumes. Neat owner's signature on front free endpaper (verso) of both volumes; volume I with old newspaper clipping after last page of preface with corresponding offsetting on table of contents. Small chip at the base of volume II spine. A beautiful set, rare in such good condition.

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        THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE

      New York, London: The Century Company, F. Warne and Co., 1885. TWO VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. The bound issues from November 1884 to October 1885. Volumes 29 aqnd 30, or New Series 7 and 8. Replete with article, excerpts, poetry, topics of the day. Volume XXIX contains several early excerpts from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The editor of the magazine had hoped to publish the entire novel serially but Twain was not receptive. The excerpts contain E.W. Kemble's illustrations. Also an article by Theodore Roosevelt, "Still-Hunting the Grizzly". Articles on Civil War battles and leaders, an interview with General Robert E. Lee, among many other "goodies". Illustrated throughout. 960,960pp.. First Edition. 1/2 Brown Calf,. Moderate Cover and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Large, Thick Octavo.

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        Architektonisch-Landschaftliche Darstellungen von Sans-Souci und Umgebung. Nach Aquarellen von Carl Graeb. Im reichsten Farbendruck von Storch & Kramer. VIII Tafeln. Neue Ausgabe.

      Berlin Ernst & Korn 1885 - Tit. u. 8 Tafeln, folio. Or.- HLwd.- Mappe ( l. fl., ber., besch. u. best.). Die Ansichten wurden bei Carl Müller in Berlin lithographiert. Minimal faltig duch das Aufziehen, aber sauber und farbfrisch. Bibliographisch sind nur Einzelblätter nachweisbar ( vgl. Potsdam im Bild des 18. u. 19. Jahrhunderts, Nr.54 ). Verkleinerte und um 4 Blatt reduzierte Neuausgabe der 1855 erschienenen Erstausgabe. Gezeigt sind: Eingang zum Paradiesgärtlein, Innere Ansicht des Impluvium im Paradiesgärtlein bei Sanssouci, Vasen auf der oberen Terrasse von Sanssouci, Eingang von Sanssouci am Weinberg, Froschfontaine in Sanssouci, Die Friedenskirche in Sanssouci, Im Paradiesgärtlein und Fontaine mit Baldachin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etudes sur l'aspect physique de la planète Jupiter. Première partie: Description des dessins exécutés à Louvain pendant l'opposition de 1881-1882, à l'aide de la lunette de Secrétan, et observations de la tache rouge. And: Deuxième partie: Observations faites à Louvain à la lunette de Secrétan de 1882 à 1885. Présentées à la Classe des sciences dans la séance du 10 janvier 1885 and resp. du 5 novembre 1887.

      (Bruxelles, F. Hayez, 1885-1888). 2 vols. Large 4to (29x23 cm). Blind wrappers. Première partie: 64 pp and 4 lithographs in colours by G. Severijns after drawings of Terby; Deuxième partie: 46,(ii:blank) pp. and 5 lithographs in colour by G. Severijns after drawings of Terby (the first lithograph of each part with light-brown spots due to the protecting paper; a few other spots in places). - From "Memoires couronnés et Memoires des savants étrangers, publiés par l'Académie Royale... de Belgique, Tome XLVII, 1885 and Tome XLIX ,1888. - Good set.

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        Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History (6 volume set)

      SELMAR HESS, NEW YORK 1885 - ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED 35 pounds shipped from atlantic city new jersey ADDITIONAL POSTAGE RTEQUIRED, black and white illustrations, color plates, corners bumped, gilt on cover and spine, edges of pages gilted, pages age toned DATE PUBLISHED: 1885 EDITION: 640 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: J.J Little & Co. 1885. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S DELUXE MOROCCO of Grant's important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant's life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: J.J. Little & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarters publisher's deluxe morocco with gilt medallions on boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Two volumes. Neat owner's signature on front free endpaper (verso) of both volumes; volume I with old newspaper clipping after last page of preface with corresponding offsetting on table of contents. Small chip at the base of volume II spine. A beautiful set, rare in such good condition. Very Good.

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        Lettre autographe signée (1885) d'un témoin des funérailles de Victor Hugo

      - (Hugo Victor) - Funérailles (1885) (1802-1885) Poète, dramaturge et écrivain français Lettre autographe signée d’un dénommé « A. Vuillaud » à ses parents, Paris, 2 juin 1885, 6 pages in-12. Longue lettre passionnante d’un inconnu qui a assisté la veille aux funérailles nationales de Victor Hugo. « Somme toute fort peu de recueillement mais en revanche un enthousiasme indescriptible, un vrai jour de grande fête » « Chers Parents, C’était hier le grand jour de deuil pour Paris, on transportait le corps de Victor Hugo au Panthéon. Vous dire l’affluence de monde est impossible, toute personne valide était sur pied ; on a estimé la quantité de curieux à 2 millions et le cortège à 1 million c’est vous dire que tout Paris assistait aux funérailles. Les écrasements ne se comptait pas étant donné la cohue formée principalement à l’intersection des rues. Il a fallu pour maintenir la foule à certains moments la faire repousser par les municipaux à cheval et manu, comme en employant ce procédé la on est sûr d’avoir la place dégagée, les personnes refoulées s’entassant sur celles placées derrières elles il s’en est suivi pas mal d’évanouissements chez les femmes et des pieds écrasés chez les deux sexes. Pour résumer mes impressions je dirai que c’était splendide ; je ne crois pas qu’on ait jamais fait de funérailles pareilles ou qu’on en fasse jamais à n’importe quel personnage. Il pourra y avoir plus de pompes, par exemple au lieu du corbillard des parures, au char magnifique comme celui de Gambetta, mais jamais tant de monde, de fleurs, et un enthousiasme si vif. La tête du cortège est partie à 11 heures de l’arc de Triomphe et la queue n’est arrivée qu’à 7 heures au Panthéon. On a calculé à quelle somme s’élevait l’argent dépensé pour les couronnes et on la estimée à 4 millions, aussi que de belles fleurs que de couronnes splendides, il y en avait qui mesuraient jusqu’à 8 mètres de diamètres. C’était réellement féérique, cependant j’ai trouvé que par moments cela touchait un peu à la cavalcade ; je n’ai pas approuvé par ex : les applaudissements de la foule pour certains groupes ; je comprends que l’on admire mais pas des marques d’enthousiasme qui sont plus que déplacées en pareille circonstance. Singerie également que ce fiacre vulgaire attelé d’un cheval blanc portant deux jeunes filles de 15 ans environ en mousseline blanche avec une couronne de roses blanches aux mains. Somme toute fort peu de recueillement mais en revanche un enthousiasme indescriptible, un vrai jour de grande fête. Ah ! que j’ai plaint ces pauvres soldats, fantassins et cavaliers ; toute la garnison de Paris était aux obsèques ; être sur pied, astiqué, sanglé, gantés depuis 8 heures du matin jusqu’à 7 heures. Jugez de ce supplice ; si j’étais grand homme je défendrais bien qu’à mes funérailles on me fit l’honneur même d’une seule escouade de 4 hommes et un caporal. Ceux qui voudraient m’accompagner à ma dernière demeure y viendraient au moins de leur propre gré. je ne désire cependant pas autant pour le moment ; mon point de mire est ma licence et je ne me néglige point pour la décrocher »

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. Very Good Condition!

      Hi, This lot is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year and was in my set for a long time. The spine paper is excellent, just some minimal wear the corners. The book is very tightly bound, the covers are nice and bright and clean, the only downside is an inch crack to the spine paper but the book is still very tightly bound. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Minimal spotting. Tiny rounding of cover corners with minor thumbing. No restoration and a great Wisden.

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        BOLETÍN MASÓNICO. Periódico quincenal. Órgano oficial del Gran Oriente del Uruguay. Vol. III, Nº 73, octubre de 1885 a Nº 95, setiembre 5 de 1886

      Edición de la Imprenta El Siglo Ilustrado 1885/86, Montevideo - de 321 a 704 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Bok. Paris: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et cie. (1885-86). Folio. Approximately 11.5" x 16". 120 chromolithographic plates. Originalklotmapp med planscher och textblad i lösa lägg. Mycket gott skick, dock är pärmförgyllningen något blekt

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        The "Characters" of Jean de La Bruyère Newly Rendered into English by Henri Van Laun With an introduction, A Biographical Memoir and Notes

      New York: Scribner & Welford, John C. Nimmo, London [Ballantyne Press], 1885. One of 300 copies printed. This is number 46. 24 Etchings by B. Damman and V. Foulquier, plates on tissue tipped in. 1 vols. 8vo. Black morocco, gilt cornerpieces. Upper joint neatly repaired, some light rubbing and light offsetting, else a good, handsome copy of this work. One of 300 copies printed. This is number 46. 24 Etchings by B. Damman and V. Foulquier, plates on tissue tipped in. 1 vols. 8vo. This was originally published in 1688 as "Caractères de Théophraste traduits du grec, avec les Caractères ou les Moeurs de ce siècle." The original contributions by La Bruyère are primarily observations on character and conduct describing portraits of people and their failings, many were thinly disguised descriptions of living people. It was first translated into English in 1699 and is credited with greatly having influenced the English essayists of that time.

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        Glückwunschadresse des Tegernseer Gaues zu Bismarcks 70. Geburtstag. Handschrift auf Pergament.

      Tegernsee, 1885.. Bll. kalligraphische Widmung mit zwei farbigen Aquarellen von Adolf von Grundherr (sign.) und zwei großen Initialen in Rot und Gold bzw. Schwarz und Gold. 21 Pergamentblätter mit Unterschriften. Brauner Lederband d. Zt., Vorderdeckel mit reicher Lederschnittverzierung, 8 Eckbeschläge mit Buckeln. 48,5 x 34,5 cm. Aufwändig gestaltete Mappe, vollständig auf Pergamentblättern, mit zwei schönen Aquarellen des Münchner Malers Adolf von Grundherr zu Altenthann und Weyerhaus (1848-1908), das erste mit allegorischer Unterwasserszene, über dem Wasser Landschaft mit Bergen im Hintergrund. Das zweite Aquarell zeigt die Überreichung der Glückwunschmappe durch Tegernseer Bürger. Die Widmung an Bismarck von dem bekannten Münchner Dichter Karl Stieler (1842-1885) in bayerischer Mundart, am Ende der Widmung von Stieler eigenhändig signiert. Hunderte Bürger jeweils mit Berufsbezeichnung aus den verschiedenen Gemeinden Tegernsee, Kreuth, Wiessee, Rottach, Dürrenbach, Ostin sind auf den Unterschriftenlisten zu finden. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, die 3 Bll. Widmung zusätzlich auf Karton und etwas verzogen sowie leicht gelockert. Rückdeckel des Einbandes fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        La française du siècle. Modes. Moeurs. Usages. Illustrations à l’aquarelle de Albert Lynch gravées à l’eau-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean. (Menus-propos d’avant-garde par Sebastian Sánchez y Gusmán), Paris, A. Quantin, 1886 [in fine: 1885].

      1885 - In-4º.- xvi-273 (4) p.- Profusamente ilustrado con láminas, viñetas, encabezamientos, capitales y culs-de-lamp grabados en color y en negro de Albert LYNCH.- Encuadernación en medio chagrin, lomo liso, ricamente ornamentado con hierros de motivos florales y vegetales, filetes y puntillados dorados; canto superior dorado; cubiertas ilustradas y lomo original conservados; estuche.- Intonso.- Impecable ejemplar. CARTERET IV, 384. COLAS 2948. VICAIRE VII-924. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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