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        LA STELLA anno I n.23

      TIP. CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1885 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con lievissima fioritura e con piccoli strappetti al bordo interno, al frontespizio anno 1884 invece è 1885, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore francobollo con timbro postale ed adesivo nominativo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885.

      Lahore:: The "Civil and Military Gazette" Press,. 1885.. First edition. "By Four Anglo-Indian Writers" -- i.e., Rudyard Kipling; his parents, John and Alice; and his sister, Beatrice. According to Kipling, in the winter cold "we four made up a Christmas annual called QUARTETTE, which pleased us a good deal and attracted a certain amount of attention" (Something of Myself, 1937). One of Kipling's earliest publications, produced when he was just 20 years old. Of the sixteen prose and verse pieces included herein, Kipling contributes five poems and three stories. Only two of the stories, "The Phantom 'Rickshaw" and "The Unlimited 'Draw' of 'Tick' Boileau," were later collected elsewhere; the rest were never reprinted. As his third work was only issued in an edition of one copy, this is actually Kipling's third obtainable book. In original paperwraps with small hole in rear blank, two small holes in margins of rear cover filled in, and bottom of front cover just beginning to separate. Still, nearly fine. Housed in custom cloth and paper chemise and full red leather, double top-loading slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. Marbled paper covered interior section of case worn on open edge and outer casing a little rubbed. Rare in original wraps. Richards A4. .

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        Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife A Biography

      London: Chatto and Windus. Very Good. 1885. First British Edition. Hardcover. 2 vols pages; Publisher's blue-green diced cloth, spines lettered in gilt, covers with a plain ruled border (in black on the front covers and in blind on the rear), dark brown endpapers. A nice set, with wear confined to a couple of points at the bottom edge of each spine, and two faint dents to the fore edges of the covers of the first volume -- suggesting that it had once been tied with string. The first British edition of this standard biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne by his son Julian Hawthorne [1846-1934] -- writer, journalist (and convicted con man ... but that is not relevant to the matter at hand). This copy has ownership inscriptions neatly written in ink at the top margin of each title page: "Edward Lear. Nov. 20th, 1884 / Villa Tennyson. Sanremo" The signatures are quite distinctive, unmistakable as having been written by the great Edward Lear [1812-1888] -- English artist, illustrator, musician, poet, limerick writer and author of the great "Book of Nonsense" and subsequent publications of a similar nature. Lear traveled extensively, to Greece and Egypt during 1848–49, India and Ceylon during 1873–75, and finally settled in Liguria along the Mediterranean coast, in Sanremo [usually spelled "San Remo" by speakers of English in the nineteenth century]. Lear was deeply fond of Tennyson, whose poems he had a life long desire to illustrate. Lear named his first villa in San Remo the "Villa Emily," after Tennyson's wife. When a growing tide of tourism in San Remo led to the construction of a grand hotel immediately next door to Lear's first Villa, Lear found his light blocked and privacy compromised. So he had another similar Villa built, naming the replacement after the great poet himself -- Villa Tennyson. There are tantalizing currents which seem likely to have connected Edward Lear with Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both wrote books for children at about the same time which will live forever, of course. Both men traveled in Italy -- Lear and Hawthorne were both guests at the villa of the American sculptor William Wetmore Story in Rome (but perhaps not at the same time). An early owner of this set, perhaps Edward Lear, has creased the corner of one leaf -- (the text on the verso contains an account of how Hawthorne disliked winter in England, entirely unlike the clear and brilliant, albeit cold, winters he remembered in New England. Edward Lear, who spent most of his life chasing the sun, must have agreed). Julian Hawthorne was born in 1846, the same year that Edward Lear wrote and published 'A Book of Nonsense,' the volume of limericks through which his name will live forever. Nathaniel Hawthorne had already written several books, but he joined the immortals of literature for children in 1851, with 'A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys' -- followed by a sequel, 'Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls.' There is one last twist of the tenuous connection, as Julian Hawthorne's daughter Hildegarde Hawthorne [1871-1952] wrote a charming life of Edward Lear for "St. Nicholas" magazine [Hawthorne, Hildegarde. “Edward Lear.” St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls, Volume XLIV, part I, November 1916 – April 1917, pp. 71-3.] Edward Lear died at his San Remo Villa Tennyson in 1888. (A frequent guest at the grand hotels whose existence irritated Lear was Alfred Nobel, who bought a villa in Sanremo in 1891 and died there in 1896). It should also be noted that these two volumes include transcripts of letters from the subject's some-time friend and near-neighbor, Herman Melville -- one of the comparatively small number of publications of Melville letters issued during his lifetime. The Melville material here includes two famous letters from 1851 concerning "The Whale" (dedicated by Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne) -- see vol I, pp. 398-407. .

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

      1885. 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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Darmstadt, 30. III. 1885.

      2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Graf: "Für Ihre freundlich ausgesprochene Theilnahme an dem schweren Verlust der mich betroffen, sage ich Ihnen meinen herzlichen Dank. Seit 20 Jahren, wie Sie sagen, haben Sie meine liebe Mutter gekannt, da können Sie ermessen, was der Tod mir unerbittlich genommen [...]". - Die Mutter Ludwigs, Elisabeth von Preußen (geb. 1815) verstarb am 21. März 1885. - Auf Briefpapier mit schwarzem Trauerrand und gepr. Monogramm.

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        Hunting Trips of a Ranchman

      New York: Putnam's Knickerbocker Press, 1885. Medora Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. VG+. Frost, Gifford, Beard. Sketches of sport on the Northern Cattle Plains. North American hunting. Includes hunting for most of the popular North American big game species. Deluxe MEDORA edition. Only 500 copies on India Proof paper and with full page illustrations by well known turn of the century artists (Frost, Gifford, Beard, etc). Larger format than either first or any other edition. 317 pp. A superb edition of a great book. Scarce. This is copy #305 of only 500. This is the first big game hunting book written by Roosevelt and it is also the first of his limited editions. Near VG+ in original gilt binding, light corner and spine wear and mild rubbing to boards. Nicer than most copies we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Historical Sketch Book and Guide to New Orleans and Environs

      hardback. Fair. Illustrated. NY (Will H.Coleman) 1885. Limp cloth. A fair copy - but lacking the map. A scarce title anyhow.

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        Livres d’heures. Heures Illustrees par CH. Mathieu.

      Paris: Laplace, Sanchez & Cie., (ca. 1885). The Book of Hours measures 5 x 6 inches, 189 pp. Each mounted on a hinge, every page within chromolithographed borders, plus 8 full page chromolithographs with silver and gold illumination. With the book is a case for calling cards with pencil and support for writing, and a 4-compartment purse. All three are bound in full chocolate morocco and bear an inlaid silver mongram. AC on the upper covers nestled in a plissed silk lined box covered in black percaline (glazed cloth). Light wear to the case, but contents all fine. Overall size of case 13 x 8 x 2 inches. A stunning, monogramed deluxe set Book of Hours.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        STUDIES OF PLANT LIFE IN CANADA; or, gleanings from forest, lake and plain. By Mrs. C.P. Traill...illustrated with chromo-lithographs from drawings by Mrs. Chamberlin, Ottawa

      A. Woodburn: Ottawa, 1885. Octavo, original dark green bevel edge pictorial cloth gilt, brown endpapers, all edges gilt. pp [4], (4), (iv), (x), 288, [2] + heliotype frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + errata sheet at Contents page + 9 colour plates, each with tissue guard and preceding leaf with plate number on recto, caption on verso. Index. Text pages with red border. Professionally rebacked with original complete backstrip laid down, green cloth inner hinges, free endpapers backed on blank side, bit of foxing to some tissue guards but the colour plates themselves clean and bright, light soil spots to bottom margin of frontispiece, text paper lightly toned as always; in all, a VG or better copy, quite attractive. The colour plates are: Plate 1, Bloodroot (viii), Plate 2, Trailing Arbetus, Wood Daffodil (p.32), Plate 3, Painted Trillium, Wild Lily Of The Valley, Fly Flower-Flowering Winter-Green (p.64), Plate 4, Wild Lupine, Marsh Marigold (p.96), Plate 5, False Foxglove, Lesser Foxglove (p.128), Plate 6, Pink Water-Lily (p.160), Plate 7, Bird's-Foot Orchis, Ram's-Head Orchis, Grass Pink, Round-Leaved Orchis, Arethusa (p.192), Plate 8, Scarlet Lobelia, Arrowhead (p.224), Plate 9, Large Evening-Primrose, Twin Flower (p.256). >>>Inscribed on first blank "Robert Baldwin Moodie with love and best wishes on his 42nd birthday from his affectionate sister Agnes Chamberlin, Ottawa July 8th, 1885". Robert Baldwin Moodie (1843-89) was the fifth son of Susanne (Strickland) Moodie, sister of Catherine (Strickland) Parr Traill. Robert was the brother of Agnes Dunbar FitzGibbon (Moodie) Chamberlin, who was the daughter of Susanna Moodie and the niece of Catherine Parr Traill. Agnes was a self-taught botanical artist who began to paint in 1863, to provide pictures for Traill's CANADIAN WILD FLOWERS (1868), which she had to lithograph herself. She was a remarkable artist who continued to sketch and paint for the rest of her life. Robert Moodie, the youngest child of the Moodies, worked for the Grand Trunk and Intercolonial Railways. A terrific family copy from an important and distinguished pioneer Ontario family, and a terrific book to boot. Binding: Hardcover .

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        An Island of the Sea Descriptive of the Past and Present of St Thoma

      Taylor's Book Store. Hardcover. B000P7Q2W8 Taylor's Book Store; St. Thomas, ND[1885]. Hardcover. Second edition. Very Good, binding cracked at title page/light shelfwear/foxing to end sheets/faint pencil ghost to title page, else a clean tidy copy in publishers original gilt lettered/black embossed designed green buckram binding. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 120pp+ 19pp[A few words about St Croix]+ads, profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Atlas de la France illustrée. Lithographierte und kolorierte Karten.

      J. Rouff, ca. ). 1885 - 19x22,5 cm. V num. Karten, 89 num. Karten auf Paris (auf 104 Bl.) HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldepr. Rückentitel. Atlasband zu Victor Malte-Bruns "La France illustrée". - Karte I-III doppelblattgross, Karte IV-V auf 1 mehrfach gefalteten Blatt, Karte 72 + 72bis auf 1 mehfach gefalteten Karte, die ürbrigen Karten doppelblattgross (Nr. 1-89 + 12bis, 20bis, 26bis, 30bis, 32bis, 68 bis, 72bis, 72ter, 73 bis, 75bis, 75ter). - (Kanten etwas berieben. Ab Karte 79 mit einem schmalen Wasserrand im oberen Blattrand). - Fleckenlos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE RANGE AND RANCH CATTE [sic] BUSINESS OF THE UNITED STATES. [Contained in:] TREASURY DEPARTMENT. REPORT ON THE INTERNAL COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES...

      Washington, 1885. xxiii,562pp. plus seven folding maps. Contemporary calf, gilt leather spine labels. Spine chipped, but restored, corners worn, boards slightly scuffed. Institutional ink stamps on front free endpaper and titlepage. Maps tanned, with chips and separations at some folds, two maps with long closed tears. Text lightly tanned, but otherwise, clean. Good plus. One of the primary sources on the western range cattle industry, and one of the so-called "big four" books of range cattle collecting. This is the House of Representatives issue, with a pleminary index and two additional maps. Nimmo, a skilled analyst, gathered a wealth of information on the cattle business, then at its pre-1886 blizzard height. "Contributed to by cattle experts, statistically documented, the unrivalled source for the period" - Howes. Containing all of the maps, which are often lacking, plus two more. REESE, SIX SCORE 81 (ref). STREETER SALE 2377 (ref). ADAMS HERD 1674 (ref). HOWES N158, "aa" (ref). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 219 (note).

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        ROYAL MOVEABLE PUNCH & JUDY

      London, Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E.C., circa 1885.. Edition unknown, inscribed Christmas 1885 on front endpaper, folio, 355 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, no title page as issued, 8 pages printed 1 side only, each with a half page coloured movable puppet show scene, each scene with 2 movable figures: Punch, Judy, Beadle, Clown, Shallabala (a black lady), Dog Toby (2 scenes). All the illustrations and movable figures are brightly colour printed, each scene has a coloured proscenium arch with royal arms and mottoes at the top, the background is black. In the lower half of the page is the coloured image of a drummer and the verse dialogue for the scene. In the original green cloth backed cream boards, with large coloured illustration of Punch and Toby at top left and Judy and baby at bottom right, title in green and orange, adverts for Goodall's Household Specialities on lower cover, pale yellow endpapers. Covers lightly soiled and slightly worn at edges and corners, small scrape to imprint on upper cover, inner paper hinges front and rear repaired with white binder's tape which at rear has partly lifted, front endpaper slightly stained, slightly worn at edge and with a small piece torn off at the top, the mechanism to all movables needs restoration or attention, some tabs are missing or creased, the figures are complete and undamaged except that the Clown is missing his left hand (image 3) and in the last scene the hand of Punch holding his hat has been carefully and invisibly reattached, 5 of the puppet theatres have a small tear to one or both lower corners, 60 mm (2") closed tear to lower left corner of theatre on Ghost of Judy, repaired neatly with no loss, margins are slightly thumbed, the thin plain backing paper which should cover the mechanism is slightly torn or has large chips on several of the pages. An uncommon Dean movable book in need of expert repairs. There is a copy in the University of Exeter and another in the V. & A., not in British Library, no copies listed on WorldCat. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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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