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        NOTES OF A COURSE OF LECTURES ON AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Delivered in the Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Printed for the use of the Class.

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. Very Good-. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. xv, (1), 342, 18 pages; Previous owner's name on first blank - "Edward S. Corwin" -- also an earlier owner's name "Jos. I. Doran" dated 1885 -- likely Joseph Ingersoll Doran (1844 - 1919) of Philadelphia. Contents clean and tight in original red cloth binding with printed spine label (badly chipped), cloth worn and chipped at spine ends, ffep has 2" closed tear at foredge. OCLC 9840426 Edward Samuel Corwin (1878 – 1963) was president of the American Political Science Association. Corwin joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1905 at the invitation of Woodrow Wilson. In 1908 he was appointed the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. Over the course of his career, Corwin wrote many books on United States constitutional law. John Innes Clark Hare (1816-1905) was a noted judge and a professor of Constitutional law at University of Pennsylvania. This scarce work precedes his treatise on American Constitutional law which was published in 1887. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related .

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        Erbhof imHochschwarzwald. - Ölgemälde auf Malpappe.

      - Ca. 70 (H) x50 cm (Rahmen: 79 (H) x 60 cm). Kabis, Carl, 1885 - ?; Schwarzwaldmaler / Künstlerkolonie in Eutingen: Erbhof imHochschwarzwald. -Original Ölgemälde auf Malpappe, links oben signiert'Carl Kabis'; hinten auf Original-Klebeetikettvom Künstler bezeichnet und signiert: 'Erbhof imHochschwarzwald / Ölgemälde von C. Kabis - Pforzheim'; Malpappe rs. mit Händlerstempel 'J. Haas / Malutensilien'. - Klebeetikett ramponiert und berieben; Spuren von zweitem Klebeetikett. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ansichten von Potsdam ( + Berlin ). Album mit 3 photographischen Ansichten aus Berlin und 15 Ansichten aus Potsdam.

      Die Fotos meist im Format ca. 18 x 26 cm ( Höhe x Breite oder auch Breite mal Höhe ) aufgewalzt auf einen festen, typographisch vorgefertigten Untersatzkarton (31 x 39 cm). Zusammen in einer reich goldgeprägten Oln-Mappe ( Titelaufdruck: Ansichten aus Potsdam ), Folio ( ca. 32,5 x 40 cm ). Die Foto-Kartons am Unterrand jeweils mit Betitelung, Albumtitel sowie ganz unten jeweils mit Hinweis *Photographie nach der Natur. Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin am Dönhofsplatz *. Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, die Mappe ohne Titel- oder Inhaltsblatt. Hier möglicherweise ein Konvolut aus 2 Mappen in einer Mappe zusammengefasst, wohl um 1885 verlegt. Mit folgenden Berlin-Ansichten: Mausoleum in Charlottenburg Palais des Kronprinzen Palais des Kaisers /// Ansichten aus Potsdam: Pfingstberg Jagdschloss Glienicke Schloss Babelsberg Friedenskirche Die Mühle bei Sanssouci Schloss Friedrichskron ( = Das Neue Palais ) - Charlottenhof Friedenskirche ( eine andere Ansicht ) - Schloss Sanssouci, Terrasse Marmorpalais Orangeriegebäude Schloss Sanssouci Brandenburger Thor ( Tor ) - Nicolai-Kirche ( Nikolaikirche ) - Stadtschloss. Die Fotos in der Darstellung von guter Erhaltung, die Außenränder der Kartons teils etwas gebräunt, teils gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Kartons am Außenrand gering wellig. Insgesamt guter Zustand dieser meist fast völlig menschenleeren Ansichten aus Berlin und Potsdam. Die Original-Mappe etwas fleckig ( Vorderdeckel im Bereich des Titels stark fleckig ), angestaubt, berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Mappenrücken angeplatzt und beschädigt, die Mappenflügel teils beschädigt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 2200 Gramm )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      Longmans Green, London 1885 - Robert Louis Stevenson: A Child's Garden of Verses: first edition. Longmans Green & Co , London 1885. 8vo 101 pp . A very bright first edition copy of this collection of verses, A Child's Garden of Verses. This issue contains the smaller "of" in the title on the spine but rounded apostrophe. There is no mention of "Two Series" in the advertisements leaf facing the half title page. In very good condition. Original blue cloth boards with bevelled edges. Top edge is bright gilt with the other pages are uncut. The covers are a little rubbed with light staining to the upper board. Lightly faded spine and lightly worn corners. The end papers are browned with a previous owners ink signature on the front free pages. Split hinge on page 48 and the book holds together very well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cover Title:] Az ó-perzsa vallásos irodalomról. Irta Dr. Stein Aurél. Külön-lenyomat a "Budapest Szemle" 108. számából, 1885. Decz. [On the Old Persian Religious Literature. By Dr. Aurél Stein. Offprint from the Budapesti Szemle No. 108, December 1885.]

      1885 Franklin-Társulat Könyvnyomdája, Budapest 1885 - First separate edition. Offprint with separate pagination (pp. [1]-19). In publisher's printed wrappers. (1)-19, (1) p. Extremely scarce, first separate edition of Stein's first publication, his paper on Persian religious literature. Written while he studied in Britain on a Hungarian scholarship at the Trinity College in Cambridge. Originally published in Budapesti Szemle Vol. 44. no. 108 (pp. 365-383) Sir Marc Aurél Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian born British archaeologist, mainly concerned with exploring ancient Central Asia. Member of "The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire" as Knight Commander (KCIE), and Fellow of British Academy. He made four major expeditions to Central Asia in 1900, 1906-1908, 1913-1916 and 1930. His greatest discovery was made at Mogao Caves, also known as "Caves of the Thousand Buddhas", near Dunhuang in 1907. The Stein collection (mostly manuscripts and other relics) has been placed in the British Library, the British Museum, and partly to the Srinagar Museum and the National Museum in New Delhi. Extremely scarce. WorldCat locates only one copy in Israel. Wrappers dusted, inside clean. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's printed wrappers First separate edition. Offprint with separate pagination (pp. [1]-19). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoires, disputes et discours. Des illusions et impostures, des diables, des magiciens infames, sorcières et empoisonneurs d'iceux, item de la punition que méritent les magiciens, les empoisonneuses et les sorcières. Tomes 1+2 (2 volumes)

      Aux bureaux du progrès -A. Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1885. in8 Broché Bon Etat voir TBE pour l'époque / Usures d'usage (lu) / Pour l'ensemble Couvertures et dos légèrement défraîchis (petites pliures de lecture dos + rousseur coin inférieur droit 1ère de couverture T2, micro-déchirures bords T1, sans gravité) voir photo / Intérieur: Bien, propre, recollé, petit manque reliure mais se tient bien, signature ancien propriétaire à l'encre en page de garde, rares rousseurs, ok lecture. Deux dialogies touchant le pouvoir des sorcières et la punition qu'elles méritent par Thomas Erastus.

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        CONGO FREE STATE: DER CONGO-STAAT UND DAS FREIHANDELSGEBIET.

      Lithography in colour, 53 x 40,5 cm (20.8 x 15.9 inches) (Good, soft folds with tiny tears, light foxing). - Gotha: Justus Perthes, April 1885. One of the first separately issued maps of the Congo Free State and its free-trade territories, made by the Gotha Geographical Office for the German trade in the colonies in Africa. - This rare separately published map shows the Congo Free State, a state in Central Africa from 1885 to 1908, which was in personal union with the Kingdom of Belgium under Leopold II. The state was founded in early 1885 at the Berlin conference. The map, published in April 1885, shows the newest boundaries of the Congo Free State (green), stations of the Congo Company (cities underlined with red), and free-trade territory in the Congo Basin (beige). Other colours show the German, British, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian colonies, as well as the Sultanate of Zanzibar. According to the text on the left-hand side the author, Hermann Habenicht, based the map on the latest available information from official sources. The borders of the Congo Free State were marked, as issued on March 5 in the Belgian magazine Le Mouvement Géographique. The magazine was founded a year before to promote and documented Belgian colonisation of Congo. The German free trade territories are marked according to the newest information, published a month before, on March 3 in Deutscher Reichsanzeiger, the official newspaper of the German government. The north border of the Congo Free State on the map differs from the maps before. The author set the north border much lower, following the (false) discovery by the Russian explorer Wilhelm Junker (1840 –1892) rather than the new survey by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904). Junker claimed the river Uele (Welle) was joining the river Chari in the north, which flows to the Lake Chad. Stanley on the other hand correctly established the Uele joins the Mbomou River at Yakoma. The cartographer Hermann Habenicht was at the same time also making a draft for a 10 sheet wall map of Africa. Hermann Habenicht (1844-1917) was a German cartographer, active in the Gotha Geographic Office. Schooled by a famous map-maker August Petermann since he was 15 years old, he soon took over the drafts for map reliefs for publications such as Stielers Hand-Atlas, and eventually specialised for non-European cartography. In 1885, the same year as this map, Habenicht started working on a 10 sheet wall map of Africa, which was published the following year with a title Justus Perthes’ Spezialkarte von Afrika. Habenicht was a teacher of Hermann Haack, one of the most influential German map-makers of the 20th century.

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        Trattato generale di costruzioni civili con cenni speciali intorno alle costruzioni grandiose. Guida all´insegnamento ed allo studio. Rifatta da H. Lang e A. Scholtz. [Bde. 1 - 4 in 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbden., 1 Zusatzbd.; zus. 5 Bde., komplett].

      Mailand [u. a. O.], Francesco Valardi, 1885 4°, XI, 346, VIII, 292, VIII, 181, X, 459 S., zahlr. Textabb.; 105, 124, 108 u- 71 (Doppel-)Taf.; Bd. 5: 65 S. Text m. Textabb., 110 Taf., Priv.-HPgt. d. Zt. m. Rückenpräg., mit eingebundenem Deckeln der Orig.-Broschur., Tlw. etw. berieben, Pgt. fleckig, selten etw. stockfl., Papier gebräunt; allg. gutes Ex. Bd. 1 in 5.. Bde. 2 u. 3 in 4. Aufl.. Bd. 4 in 2. Aufl.. Bd. z in ital. EA. Enth.: Bd. 1: Costruzioni in pietra e strutture murali; Bd. 2: Costruzioni in legno; Bd. 3: Costruzioni metalliche; Bd. 4: Costruzioni diverse; Bd. 5: Distribuzione generale degli edifici in conformità allo scopo. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Bauwesen

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        THE WORLD'S GREATEST IMPORTING ESTABLISHMENT. MAIN BARNS OF THE HOLBERT HORSE IMPORTING CO. A.S. HOLBERT, PROPRIETOR. GREELEY, DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA. [caption title]

      Milwaukee, WI: The Gugler Litho. Co, 1885. Color lithograph, 19 x 27 in. image, on a 24 x 32 in. sheet. The several barns of the Holbert Horse Importing Company are shown, the roofs and walls lettered with advertisements for their services as importers of Percherons, Belgians, and English Shires, as well as suppliers of draft, coach and hackney horses. In the yard in front of the barns groups of horses stand with their red shirted trainers, potential buyers in top hats and bowlers peruse the stock. A nice bright image. Aaron B. Holbert (1853- established his horse breeding and importing business in Greeley, Iowa in 1878. The enterprise grew to have an international reputation in the field of breeding and selling registered horses in the United States. [see Capt. John Merry's "History of Delaware County, Iowa," [Chicago: 1914], v.1, pp.281-2] Henry Gugler and his son Julius joined the firm of Henry Seifert in Milwaukee in 1872, taking charge of the lithography department and bringing the first steam power press to Milwaukee, according to Jay Last in his "The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography," [Santa Ana, CA: 2005], pp.88-9. They formed their own firm of H. Gugler & Son in Milwaukee in 1878, and when Henry died in 1883, Julius and his brothers created Gugler Lithographic Company. No listings found on OCLC.

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        Fine Unsigned cabinet Portrait Photograph, by Wesenberg & Co. (Piotr Ilyich, 1840-1893, Russian Composer)]

      1885 - of St Petersburg, showing him head and shoulders, three quarter face to the viewer's right, with a commanding expression, 6½" x 4½", [St Petersburg], no date, circa

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        The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1885. New Edition, with one hundred illustrations by Linley Sambourne. Square octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles and illustrations to spine and front cover, publisher's device blocked in blind to rear cover, black coated endpapers, gilt edges. Text within single ruled frame. With 100 illustrations. Bookbinder's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine lightly faded and gently rolled, slight rubbing to extremities, most notably at spine ends, short scratch to front cover, inner hinges cracked but holding; a very good copy. First edition with Sambourne's illustrations. Inscribed by the author's widow, Frances Eliza Kingsley, on the half-title, "Frederick Thorne, in memoriam Charles Kingsley, Dec. 1885, F.E.K.". Charles Kingsley died in January 1875, Frances continuing to publish his works, including four volumes of pious selections from his writings. The Water-Babies was first published in 1863 and initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns … it was quite different from anything else written for children … in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens).

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        CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE: A Story of Work and Exploration

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1885 - 2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with a profusion of black and white illustrations throughout, both full-page and in the text as well as with fold-out maps including large folding maps in the pockets of the rear of the books. 8vo, publisher’s elaborately decorated pictorial brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spines. xxvii, 528; x, 483, Index, 32 ads. pp. A very handsome and bright set of this elusive first edition, very well preserved indeed. Some very minor evidence of age or use, but unusually pleasing set of these heavy well produced books. THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY’S IMPORTANT AND POPULAR WORK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE. This two-volume work of exploration, history, and socio-political-economy is the result of Stanley's expedition up the Congo River in1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commericial state in Equatorial Africa. Henry Stanley was one of the most popular figures of the 19th Century. Adventurer, explorer and rescuer-- the public could not get enough of this romantic figure. In true Victorian style, this volume highlights his greatest achievements, his rescues of LIvingstone and Emin Pasha and his aid in establishing the Congo Free State. Sets of this important work in original cloth have become exceeding difficult to obtain. First English editions are now especially elusive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration

      Harper and Brothers 1885 - First American edition. xxvii, 528; x, 483pp. with 12 pages of ads at rear. Original green cloth stamped in gilt, white, red, black, and white. Near Fine set with both large maps in rear pockets, all illustrations and other fold-out maps, bright gilt, internally clean and bright. Light rubbing to edges, tiny stain to front cover, a bit of foxing to edges. Hinges at front a bit free, boards slightly curved. An excellent set of the Victorian-era adventurer's lavishly illustrated African travelogue and history (including his famous rescue of Dr. Livingston), scarce in such nice shape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OLD-WORLD IDYLLS. [with] AT THE SIGN OF THE LYRE

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1885, 1886. n. These are aesthetically appealing volumes by a poet of the Aesthete School, described by Day as a "genteel bureaucrat" who specialized in "the graceful insouciance of 'vers de société' rather than the 'flowers of evil'" favored by others of his cohort. Specifically, Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921) wrote light, witty verse that reflected his fascination with the 18th century; Day notes that "he could write heroic couplets with much of Pope's conversational ability" and "could reproduce the elaborate French stanzas" of triolet, ballade, and rondeau with a finesse matched by few Englishmen. Dobson's extensive knowledge of the 18th century was so respected that DNB says "any publisher intending to reissue an eighteenth-century work went to Dobson for an introduction." We have been unable to identify the binder "S. E. H.," but that artisan's taste and talent are self-evident here in a binding with which most professionals would be quite satisfied.. 159 x 102 mm. (6 1/4 x 4"). Two volumes. VERY ATTRACTIVE DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT (stamp-signed "S. E. H. February 23, 1907" on front turn-ins), covers bordered by double gilt rules with tulip cornerpieces, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments tooled with gilt curls and tulips, gilt titling, turn-ins with plain and decorative gilt rules and volute cornerpieces, brown silk endleaves, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. In a (slightly rubbed) suede-lined and morocco-lipped marbled paper slipcase. Lyre with engraved frontispiece and endpiece. A few spots of faint foxing to the two plates, faint browning at edges because of paper stock, otherwise A VERY FINE SET, clean and smooth internally, and in lustrous, unworn bindings. These are aesthetically appealing volumes by a poet of the Aesthete School, described by Day as a "genteel bureaucrat" who specialized in "the graceful insouciance of 'vers de société' rather than the 'flowers of evil'" favored by others of his cohort. Specifically, Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921) wrote light, witty verse that reflected his fascination with the 18th century; Day notes that "he could write heroic couplets with much of Pope's conversational ability" and "could reproduce the elaborate French stanzas" of triolet, ballade, and rondeau with a finesse matched by few Englishmen. Dobson's extensive knowledge of the 18th century was so respected that DNB says "any publisher intending to reissue an eighteenth-century work went to Dobson for an introduction." We have been unable to identify the binder "S. E. H.," but that artisan's taste and talent are self-evident here in a binding with which most professionals would be quite satisfied.

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        OEUVRES DE RABELAIS. Édition conforme aux derniers textes revus par l'auteur. Une notice et un Glossaire par Pierre Janet. Illustrations de ROBIDA. [2 volumes].

      1885 - Paris, Librairie Illustrée, sans date [1885-1886]. Deux volumes grand in-quarto (245 X 321 mm) percaline rouge vif de l'éditeur, plats et dos polychromes ornés de fers spéciaux d'après des maquettes d'A. Souze, plats de la couverture illustrée couleurs du premier volume conservés (Engel Rel.). Tome I : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, VIII-494 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, 30 planches hors-texte - Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, VIII-484 pages, 19 planches hors-texte. ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE et PREMIER TIRAGE des 49 PLANCHES hors-texte d'Albert ROBIDA, dont 41 monochromes tirées en bleu, vert ou sépia et 8 en couleurs. Près de 600 dessins en noir dans le texte. Il s'agit, avec celle de Gustave Doré, de l'une des plus abondantes et des plus réussies éditions illustrées de cette oeuvre littéraire. Exemplaire d'une grande fraicheur, conservé dans son magnifique et spectaculaire cartonnage décoré de l'éditeur. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of gift books with fringe bindings

      Various, 1885. A collection of approximately 80 gift books and gift cards with fringe bindings, bound in paper wrappers with chromolithograph images, many over gilt backgrounds, the majority of them very good with occasional condition issues, including worn fringe, a few with water stains, and chipping and loss to spines. The collection includes approximately 36 books (i. e. more than 4 pages). Many with original printed paper folders and one in the original clamshell box. Accompanied by an assortment of 45 fringed cards for holidays and for mourning. A few titles duplicated but under different imprints. The use of silk fringe in the binding of gift books was a short-lived fad at the end of the 19th century. This collection serves as an excellent survey of this publishing phenomenon. A complete list of titles is available on request, as well as a medium-long story about how the collection came about.

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        (Broadside): Enlightened Party. October 1, 1885

      Fitchburg, Mass.(?): , 1885-1887. Fitchburg, Mass.(?). 1885-1887. First. Approximately 9" x 14.5". Old folds with neat professional reinforcement at the folds on the verso, small chips and tears in the margins, mostly at the corners, a sound and very good example. Interesting political broadside from a little-known and relatively short-lived progressive party that was interested in printing money in order to buy land for poor people between the towns of Fitchburg and Leominster in order to make it a single city. The dating of the broadside is a little confusing: dated in 1885, but then mentions meetings in 1886 and 1887, the one in 1887 seemingly anticipates a meeting in October of 1887. One statement notes: "Our party point and plan is to improve, strengthen, and build up the government and remove the burden of taxes from the people, and ever stand ready to receive any good move come before them, and have women a chance to vote." OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Packaging gastronomico-librario del secolo XIX) (EHI! CH’AL SCUSA.) STRENNA PER L’ANNO 1886 – EHI! CH’AL SCUSA. ANNO V

      (Bologna, Litografia Sauer ), 1885 - In 8° “mezzotondo”, br. editoriale e custodia editoriale in scatola di latta con titoli della strenna e con le pubblicità della premiata ditta di Salumi Colombini di Bologna, decorata in color rosso acceso su fondo oro; pp. 72 non numerate, con testi dei più celebri collaboratori del giornale: Alfredo Testoni, Alberto Massone, Pietro Massone, Corrado Ricci, Augusto Barigazzi, Antonio Bresciani, Antonio Fiacchi, Enrico Malaguti, Eugenio Sacerdoti etc., quasi tutti nascosti dietro pseudonimi (Vedi Cristofori, “Bologna come rideva.”, pagg. 365 e 366). Il volumetto è quasi interamente illustrato da Augusto Majani (che qui si firma con gli pseudonimi di Pippiulein e Nasica) e forse non è un caso che questa geniale pubblicazione costituisca il primo libro illustrato internamente dal poliedrico artista di Budrio, allora diciottenne. La sua prima illustrazione uscì infatti sul giornale “Ehi! c’hal scusa”, nel numero del 30 maggio 1885, e raffigurava una caricatura di Quirico Filopanti. Straordinario espediente pubblicitario, applicato all’arte del libro, della fabbrica di Salumi “Colombini” di Bologna (medaglia d’oro all’esposizione di Torino del 1884 e all’esposizione mondiale di Anversa del 1885). Pubblicata in formato rotondo e poi ripiegata, con copertina e prima pagine di testo impresse su carta di “color mortadella” che fanno assumere al libro aperto la perfetta forma di una fetta del salume bolognese. Il volumetto uscì dunque contenuto all’interno dell’originale scatoletta di latta (sigillata e apribile con chiavetta) per le mortadelle della “PREMIATA FABBRICA SALUMI SUINI DI ULISSE COLOMBINI” che costituiva il “packaging” del prodotto per le esportazioni, principalmente indirizzate verso gli Stati Uniti. La scatola conserva tutte le sue caratteristiche di prodotto commerciale, salvo che per lo stampato sulla parte anteriore che riporta “Strenna dell’Ehi! Ch’al scusa.”. L’esemplare che qui proponiamo alla vendita si distingue per il colore della scatola da quello da noi già proposto in un precedente catalogo (la prima apparizione sul mercato antiquario del libro del rarissimo cimelio), in quel caso titoli e iscrizioni pubblicitarie erano impresse su fondo verde e argento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etudes sur la Vie de Sénèque. [ Exemplaire de l'auteur annoté et corrigé de sa main ]

      1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane mauve, Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1885, 285 pp. Exemplaire unique annoté et corrigé par l'auteur sur quelques pages. Né à Saint Pierre de la Martinique le 25 octobre 1831, Polydore Hochart effectua ses études au collège royal de Bordeaux. Agrégé du secondaire, il rentre dans la carrière des armements maritimes, avant de se retirer des affaires en 1877 pour s'adonner entièrement aux études littéraires et historiques. On connaît notamment son travail remettant en cause l'authenticité des Annales de Tacite. Etat très satisfaisant (frott. et petits accrocs en dos, petites taches au plat sup.) Français

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        Tartarin sur les Alpes

      Calmann-Lévy 1885 - Paris, aux éditions Calmann-Lévy, 1885 Grand In 8, 334 pp. non coupées Reliure en demi maroquin à coins. Dos à quatre nerfs, liserés dorés. Titre, auteur et tête dorés. Couvertures et dos conservés. Grandes marges conservées. Exemplaire en bon état. Légères traces de frottements. Édition originale numérotée 16/25 Japon. Tirage de tête. Portrait de Daudet par Rossi en frontispice. Illustré d'aquarelles en noir et en couleurs par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, Rossi, de Myrbach Sans l'aquarelle originale réservée au tirage de tête [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. New Edition, with one hundred illustrations by Linley Sambourne.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1885 - Square octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles and illustrations to spine and front cover, publisher's device blocked in blind to rear cover, black coated endpapers, gilt edges. Bookbinder's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine lightly faded and gently rolled, slight rubbing to extremities, most notably at spine ends, short scratch to front cover, inner hinges cracked but holding; a very good copy. Text within single ruled frame. With 100 illustrations. First edition with Sambourne's illustrations. Inscribed by the author's widow, Frances Eliza Kingsley, on the half-title, "Frederick Thorne, in memoriam Charles Kingsley, Dec. 1885, F.E.K.". Charles Kingsley died in January 1875, Frances continuing to publish his works, including four volumes of pious selections from his writings. The Water-Babies was first published in 1863 and initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns it was quite different from anything else written for children in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Eighd. Signatur auf s/w Cabinettphotographie. [Hochformat, ca. 16,5 x 11,2 cm].

      Milano (Mailand), Guigoni & Bossi, o. J. [um 1885?]. Mit dem Prägestempel \"Proprieta Riservata\". - Rückw. Bleistift-Notiz (\"Die herrliche Duse\"), Gbrsp., eine Ecke bestossen. - M. Guigoni & E. Bossi leiteten ein Portätstudio am Corso Victor Emanuele 13, welche sich auf Kinderporträts, Persönlichkeiten der Musikszene und Politiker spezialisiert hatte. Sie kaufen das Fotostudio von Icilio Calzolari 1888 für 30.000 Lire, und produzierten Cartes des Visites, Cabinettphotographien und Silberabzüge. International bekannte Schauspieler, Sänger, und Komponisten, die nach Mailand kamen, um an der Scala und anderen Theatern aufzutreten, liessen sich in dem Studio ablichten: so auch Giacomo Puccini, Nellie Melba, Joseph Joachim, Eleonore Duse und Pietro Mascagni. Sie waren bis in die zwanziger Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts tätig. (Zitat) - Duse, (1858 - 1924), war als \"Die Duse\" neben Sarah Bernhardt und Mrs. Patrick Campbell eine der großen Theaterschauspielerinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ihr Spiel war subtil und wenig theatralisch und gilt als wegweisend für das Moderne Theater... Gegen Ende 1883 bot der sizilianische Schriftsteller Giovanni Verga Cesare Rossi die Inszenierung des Volksstücks \"Cavalleria rusticana\" an; Vergas Novelle diente später als Vorlage für Pietro Mascagnis gleichnamige Oper \"Cavalleria rusticana\" (1890). Im Gegensatz zum konservativen Rossi begeisterte sich die progressive Eleonora Duse sofort dafür und übernahm spontan die Rolle des Bauernmädchens „Santuzza“. Die Uraufführung am 14. Januar 1884 in Turin wurde ein großer Erfolg für das Schauspielerensemble und die Duse. Am 11. Mai 1884 gastierte die Gruppe in Mailand... Wegen ihres großen Könnens wurde Eleonora Duse, so wie ihr nachfolgend weitere große Darstellerinnen wie zum Beispiel die Garbo, bereits zu Lebzeiten überschwänglich „die Göttliche“ genannt. George Bernard Shaw, selbst Theaterkritiker, stellte sie, nachdem er ihre Interpretation der „Kameliendame“ gesehen hatte, sogar über ihre Rivalin Sarah Bernhardt. Sie wurde von zahlreichen Malern, unter anderen auch Franz von Lenbach und John Singer Sargent, verewigt und von Schriftstellern wie Rainer Maria Rilke, dem sie 1912 in Venedig begegnete, und dessen Freund Hugo von Hofmannsthal verehrt. Als erster Frau widmete ihr das Time Magazine am 30. Juli 1923 zur Vorankündigung ihrer Amerikatournee eine Titelgeschichte. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Autograph; Musik; Signatur; Theater

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        Hymni, sequentiæ et piæ cantiones in regno Sueciæ olim usitatæ. Sancti Sueciæ. + Piae cantiones. S. Trinitas. Iesus Christus. S. Spiritus. S. Maria. Collectionum nostri aevi supplementum e fontibus sveticis depromtum. + Piae cantiones. In regno Sueciae olim usitatae. Sancti exteri. Collectionum nostri aevi supplementum e fontibus sveticis depromtum. + Piae cantiones. In regno Sueciae olim usitatae. Sancti exteri. Collectionum nostri aevi supplementum e fontibus sveticis depromtum.

      1885 - Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1885. 12:o. (6),VIII,38,38a-b,39-178,(4) pp. + Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1886. 12:o. (5,1 blank),70,70a-b,71-192,(2) pp. + Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1887. 12:o. (2 blank,3,1 blank,1,1blank),182,(3,1 blank),48a-d,74a-m,89a-b,139a-b,165a-c pp. + Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1887. 12:o. (1,1 blank,1,1 blank),124,(1,1 blank,1) pp. Four volumes in elegant red morocco with raised bands, spines and covers richly decorated in blind, blindstamped inner dentelles (Hedberg). All edges gilt. Wrappers preserved. Covers with national coat of arms of Sweden and Latin songs lettered in gilt. Gilt bookstamp of Arvid and Rosa Hernmarck nicely placed on marbled tickets on each pastedown. A beautiful copy.Bibliographia Klemmingiana pp. 34-36. Wrappers with title: "Latinska sånger fordom använda i svenska kyrkor, kloster och skolor" and the last volume: "Latinska sånger från Sveriges medeltid". Compiled by G. E. Klemming and paid for by Paul Riant and Gustaf Holdo Stråle, among others, to whom the volumes are dedicated. First volume printed in 500 copies, the following three in 250 copies each. Very nicely designed and printed. Titles printed in red and black and within red and green border. The chapters often with engraved vignettes, text with red initials and printed within red border throughout. A few details printed in gold. The work is a compilation of Latin mediaval hymns found during research in Swedish mediaval manuscripts, among these several concerning St. Bridget. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Geschichte des Baues der Gotthardbahn.

      Burkhardt Verlag; 1885. 648 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        A tree-peddler's sample book containing a large collection of colour fruit and botanical specimen plates]

      [Rochester, N.Y.] 1885 - 82 pochoir and chromolithographic plates, many with the Mensing & Stecher imprint, but also including Dewey, Horticultural Art Journal, and other imprints. Many plates with pencil annotations of prices. Contemporary black morocco, rebacked A Mensing & Stecher "tree-peddler's" sample book with fine color plates of fruit varieties. German-born Frank A. Stecher (1849-1916) first set up in business in Rochester in 1871 with Charles F. Muntz and Anton Rahn. They specialized in chromolithographic fruit plates, the first to do so in Rochester. In 1874-5 Muntz left the firm and J.D.A. Mensing became a partner. Three years later Rahn left. "Late in 1886, Stecher bought out Mensing and the firm became Stecher Lithographic Company. Stecher. was a leader in the chromolithographic industry in Rochester. An 1888 guide to the industries of Rochester noted that the firm employed 100 people and had machinery valued at $125,000" (K.S. Kabelac `Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates' in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982), vol.XXXV, p. 103). The Mensing & Stecher imprint is on many of the plates, which include both pochoir and chromolithographic examples. Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac `Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates' in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 65. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Garden of America--The Salt River Valley, Arizona

      Chicago: Clark & Longley, Printers. 1885. Softcover. A scarce promotional pamphlet advertising the potential and beauty of the Salt River Valley in Arizona, in very good condition. Original, pictorial wrappers with title and illustration on front, and map of the Salt River Valley area on back. Wrappers have moderate toning, light soiling and light wear to all edges. Text block has scattered foxing throughout, sometimes affecting content. Pamphlet is housed in a custom solander box, covered in grey cloth with copy of pamphlet's original wrappers tipped in on front and spine. Promoting the Salt River Valley, this pamphlet describes its surroundings, irrigations systems and canals and agricultural possibilities. Includes letters from private citizens around the country about Arizona's potential and many illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 23 pp .

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        Hunting. By his grace the Duke of Beaufort, K.G. and Mowbray Morris. With Contributions by the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Rev. E. W. L. Davies, Digby Collins, and Alfred E. T. Watson with Illustrations by J. Sturgess and J. Charlton.

      Longmans, Green, 1885., London: - Small 8vo. xii, 373 pp. Color frontispiece, with illustrations by J. Sturgess and J. Charlton, index; light foxing to title. Modern half lavish green morocco, raised bands, spine gilt-stamped with horse and cap & whip symbols, gilt-stamped red morocco spine label, all edges gilt. Rubber-stamp [on half-title] of A. B. James, Bridgewater. Fine. With a fine fore-edge painting showing a fox-hunting expedition with 5 riders and their horses in the chase, jumping a fence (one falling). Painted by the same artist who did the scene on the Oliver Cromwell, and Â"French DramaÂ", Thomas Hood, Poems of Wit and Humour, (1863). Not signed, painted ca. 1990s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Collection of gift books with fringe bindings

      Various 1885 - A collection of approximately 80 gift books and gift cards with fringe bindings, bound in paper wrappers with chromolithograph images, many over gilt backgrounds, the majority of them very good with occasional condition issues, including worn fringe, a few with water stains, and chipping and loss to spines. The collection includes approximately 36 books (i. e. more than 4 pages). Many with original printed paper folders and one in the original clamshell box. Accompanied by an assortment of 45 fringed cards for holidays and for mourning. A few titles duplicated but under different imprints. The use of silk fringe in the binding of gift books was a short-lived fad at the end of the 19th century. This collection serves as an excellent survey of this publishing phenomenon. A complete list of titles is available on request, as well as a medium-long story about how the collection came about. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Gesamtansicht

      - Farblithographie aus Rachel, ill. Atlas d. Königr. Württemberg, um 1885, 21 x 33

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Tartarin sur les Alpes. Nouveaux exploits du heros tarasconais. Illustre d'Aquarelles par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, de Myrbach, Rossi. Gravure de Guillaume freres

      Calmann Levy, Paris 1885 - Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore, ottimo stato di conservazione, carte marmorizzate 334 + (6) con ill. e tavv. p. 230x165 mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        KANSAS THE GOLDEN BELT LANDS ALONG THE LINE OF THE KANSAS DIVISION OF THE U.P.R'Y (UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY)

      Kansas City, Mo.: Union Pacific Railway. Very Good. 1885. First Edition. Soft Cover. Green pictorial covers with lightly rubbed spine ends. 48 pages. 1885 promotional booklet for sale of lands in Kansas by the Union Pacific Railway. Illustrated with a fold out 25"x 15" color map of the Golden Belt Lands. Also a full page color map and numberous engravings. Contains a list of land agents; soil & other natural recources; climate; temperature; rain fall for Kansas & seven other states. Also wheat and corn per acre; wild flowers of Kansas; resources, trees for timber, fuel and fruit & grazing lands and grasses. Rusty staples with a small stain on rear cover's top edge. Kansas Division of the Union Pacific Railroad, Homestead Act ; Maps, E ngravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Nine Years in Nipon: Sketches of Japanese Life and Manners.

      London, Alexander Gardner; Paisley, 1885.. Octavo. Pp. xii, 9-304. Plus tinted lithograph frontispiece with facing tissue-guard. With numerous illustrations throughout the text. Large title-vignette. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in attractive black quarter calf and grained cloth, wide spine with raised band, lacquered lettering-piece in gilt direct, gilt rules to spine-ends, lovely marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very handsome copy. ~ First edition.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1885). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1884-85. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1885. [C.-4523].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1885. - Folio. VI, 83, (1) pp. Disbound. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents on the slave trade, including an admiralty report from Bushire that "upwards of fifty freshly imported Africans landed and [were] sold at Debay [Dubai]" in November 1884, in violation of the existing engagements and treaties with the Sheikhs of the Gulf coast (p. 77). Commander V. Anson investigates and soon thereafter reports to Vice-Admiral Sir W. Hewett: "We arrived of Debai, on the Arab Coast, at 2 P.M. on the 27th [of November]. After some delay the Sheikh of that place [Hushur bin Maktoum, ruler of Dubai] surrendered seventeen slaves who had been recently landed in contravention of Treaty [.] Having embarked the British Agent at Shargah [Sharjah], we proceeded on the 28th, and recovered five more slaves at the different towns belonging to the Arab Trucial Chiefs" (p. 78). Includes a list of 22 slaves received from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Umm al-Quwain. More relevant correspondence is to be found under the headings: "Turkey" (pp. 21-32; with references to the trade at Jeddah and Hodeidah); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 33-37), and "Zanzibar" (pp. 39-76; includes a report on Pemba [pp. 48-51] by the Vice-Consul to the Zanzibar Agency, Lieutenant Charles Steuart Smith). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. Some edge chipping, but a good copy. Bennett 512.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Military Novels of Charles Lever

      London. George Rutledge and Sons. n.d. (circa 1885). Elegantly bound in 3/4 blind-ruled burgundy calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt tooled shamrocks to spine compartments. Raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. (5.5 in. x 8.0 in.). The Edition De Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies of which this is number 442 Illustrated throughout with full page plate engravings and further illustrations en texte by "Phiz" and George Cruikshank. Set is comprised of: Arthur O'leary- His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands,: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer,: Charles O'malley- The Irish Dragoon,: Jack Hinton The Guardsman,: Tom Burke of "Ours". A splendid collection of Phiz and Cruikshank engravings. Some mild sporadic darkening to spines. Nevertheless a Fine, near pristine, handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Glückwunschadresse des Verein ehemaliger Schüler des Königlichen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums zu Bismarcks 70. Geburtstag. Handschrift auf Papier.

      Berlin 1885. - 2 Blätter (Format ca. 47x36 cm), davon eines mit kalligraphischer Widmung und Bordüre von R. W. Busch-Peterswalde in lavierter Tuschzeichnung. Weinrote Samtmappe. Folio (ca. 49x39 cm) mit 4 Eckbeschlägen und Mittelstück. Busch war Lehrer an der Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. Die Bordüre mit Porträt Bismarcks, allegorischer Darstellung und kleiner Ansicht des Gymnasiums. Etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig. Vorderdeckel der Mappe berieben, Rückdeckel mit vereinzelten Wurmspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        Glückwunschadresse der Deutschen in Natal zu Bismarcks 70. Geburtstag. Handschrift auf Papier.

      Natal, 1885.. Mit kalligraphierter Widmung. 4 Bll. (das erste leer) u. 7 Bll. mit Unterschriften in kleinerem Format. Mit Kordelheftung. Gerollt in blauer Samtrolle. 60,5 x 11,5 cm. Unterzeichnet von Gustav Monhaupt, Konsul des Deutschen Reichs in Natal, u. vielen anderen. - Etwas angestaubt und eingerissen, Kordelheftung lädiert.

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        LA STELLA anno III n.29

      A.CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1885 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con lievissima fioritura e con strappi ai bordi interni, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore 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.

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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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