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        Orchids the Royal Family of Plants with Illustrations from Nature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lake George Camp and Canoe-Chats. Gossip on Canoes, Camps, Religion, Social Manners, Medicine and Law, Gastronomy, Politics & Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Costumes of Yorkshire in 1814

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

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

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

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

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

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Autograph letter signed 'Henry James.'

      London, [circa 1885]. - 4pp., 8vo. James responds to an invitation from author Poultney Bigelow to attend a dinner at the Author's Club of London: 'I am not a member of the A.C., & one of the reasons is, precisely, that I may not have to go to their dinners. I never go to Ôannual' dinners, speech-making dinners or public dinners of any kindÑI have of them an insurmountable terror & horror.'CONDITION: Good, separated at folds and discreetly repaired with Japanese tissue.

      [Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA]
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        Architektonisch-Landschaftliche Darstellungen von Sans-Souci und Umgebung. Nach Aquarellen von Carl Graeb. Im reichsten Farbendruck von Storch & Kramer. VIII Tafeln. Neue Ausgabe.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History (6 volume set)

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Lettre autographe signée (1885) d'un témoin des funérailles de Victor Hugo

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

      [Bookseller: Thomas Vincent]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. Very Good Condition!

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        L' Ornement Polychrome deuxieme serie. Cent vingt planches en couleur or et argent. Art ancient et asiatique moyen age, renaissance, XVII, XVIII et XIX siecles. Recueil historique et pratique avec des notices explicatives publie sous la direction de M.A. Racinet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Delaware and Hudson Canal Co.'s Railroad, (Saratoga Division), and Upper Hudson Valley Business Directory for 1885-6.

      Albany, NY.: L.P. Waite & Co.. 1885.. Black and white advertisements, 2 black and white foldout route maps, advertisement endpapers, 342 pages, indices, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, paper-covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Good condition; covers worn with some light dampstain, front hinge cracked, one foldout map has 2 edge tears up to 1 1/2 inches and a few foxing spots, otherwise maps in very good condition, interior tight and clean. There are two folding maps: "Map of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's Railroads & Connections" and two maps on one sheet: "Map of the Adirondacks, as Reached By The Delaware and Hudson Canal Companys [sic] Railroad" and "Map of Lake George." Continued from title page: "Containing the Names, Business and P.O. Address of Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional and other Business Men in the Cities and Villages situate [sic] on the line of the D. & H.C. Co.'s R.R. between Albany, Lake George and Lake Champlain, and on Adirondack Railway between Saratoga and North Creek. Also a Classified Business Directory of Patrons Only and an Appendix giving a complete list of Banks, Savings Banks, Newspapers, Insurance Companies, Manufacturing, Gas Light and other Incorporated Companies." Pages 9 to 92 list businesses in Albany; listings continue with long sections for Troy and Saratoga Springs and ending with Whitehall. The final section of the book is a classified list under products, including "California Wine," Veterinary Surgeons, and "Yankee Notions." .

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        Dickens' Works (Complete Works) 15 volumes

      Belford, Clark & Company, Chicago 1885 - 15-volume set (complete). Brown calf corners bumped and rubbed. Marbled boards generally bright with light scuffing. Spines show some rubbing, and some abrasion to titles. Rubbing and wear to spine edges - in a few cases there is some splitting at spine edges. Bindings in most cases need repair, with cracking at front hinges. Pages show moderate browning throughout. Interiors are clean and unmarked. Illustrator: F. Barnard. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52395. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover (Half Leather over Marble) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Votre étalon touche bien 100 00 franc par monte. [Your Stallion costs 100.000 francs per race]

      Paris: circa 1930s. Original watercolor of an elegant couple with the statue of a costly horse on the mantle piece 43.5 x 31.5 cm. Titled, signed and dedicated "To Tommy" in ink. With notation "page 11" in lower margin. The artist also did a porfolio with similar themes : caricatures of les femmes riches de Tout Paris, habituées des champs de courses, souvent avec leurs jockeys. Thieme-Becker: Paul Dom: belg. Maler, Karikaturenzeichner u. Radierer, geb. zu Antwerpen am 4. 6. 1885, Schüler der Akad. von Antwerpen, tätig in Laren (Holland) und seit 1910 in Brüssel. Er malte verschiedene Bildnisse (Familie des Bildhauers Jules Lagae, Prof. J. Denis, Const. van Offel), sowie Interieurs und Stilleben. In seinen Radierungen stellt er besonders Volkstypen u. Straßenbilder dar. Xe Jaarboek der Scalden, Humoristisch Album, Antwerpen 1907. - Lucifer, 1907 p. 85-91 (A. Delen).

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        The Huguenot Society of London'.

      - Farblithographie b. Maclure & MacDonald in London, dat. 1885, 52 x 36,5 Zertifikat für Herrn Dr. Du Rieu ausgestellt 1885 (Gründungsjahr der Huguenot Society of London). - Über dem Zertifikat das Massaker der Bartholomäusnacht im Jahre 1572 in Paris. - Rechts daneben Landung der Hugenotten in England. - Mittig dazwischen 2 Wappen und die Bibel. - Unten links die Widerrufung des Edikts von Nantes im Jahre 1685.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One of the Earliest Dated Pre-publication Copies Sir Hugh Walpole Copy Purchased from Jake Zeitlin

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Publisher's original green cloth, stamped in gilt and black, with the following early issue points: a. Page 9, "Huck Decided." b. Page 13 "Him and another man" listed as p. 88. c. Page 57 "with the was." d. Page 143 "l" in Col. missing and "b" in body broken. e. Page 155, final 5 is in a different font. f. Page 283 is tipped-in. g. Title page is tipped-in, and copyrighted in 1884. h. Frontis is tipped-in, cloth not visible. SIR HUGH WALPOLE'S COPY, with his inscription stating that this is one of his top five favorite books and that he purchased it from the legendary Los Angeles bookman, Jake Zeitlin, on September 4, 1934. THE SECOND EARLIEST KNOWN, OF DATED PRE-PUBLICATION COPIES (1884) the 1884 gift inscription is to S. W. Field, one of the founders of Santa Cruz, California and it was he who was appointed the first police chief in 1867. The early issue points above and this 1884 gift inscription, show that this copy is a pre-publication copy and second earliest known of the first American copies issued; the earliest is the Charles L. Webster copy, which is dated November 26, 1884 and sold at Christie's in 2004 fro $265,000; tied for second place is Livy Twain's copy, also dated Christmas 1884, and sold at Sotheby's in 1991 for $99,000. Moreover, it is one of the very few association copies of Huck Finn we have seen, given it's connection to Sir Hugh Walpole and to the legendary bookseller, Jake Zeitlin. The New York Herald of 29 November, 1884, quotes Charles Webster as saying, "But 250 copies left the office [for California] ." The present copy is, doubtless, one of those copies. It is important to note that the next earliest dated copies share virtually the same issue points as our copy: (a). The Smillie copy of Huck Finn is dated Feb. 19, 1885. The Smillie copy is like our copy in every point, except the frontis cloth is visible. But the frontis was an added item, tipped into the book and therefore cannot be a guide to priority (Clarke). The Smillie copy is example #13 in the McBride bibliography. (b). The Drapkin copy of Huck Finn is dated Feb. 23, 1885. It is like our copy in every point, except the frontis cloth is visible; again, this point is not a guide to priority. Also page 155 lacks the final 5, whereas our copy has the final 5 in a larger font. But, according to Underhill, he had acquired a copy on April 30, 1931, which had the final 5 "stamped in" by hand, and which matched the original font. Underhill concluded that would leave only two states of p. 155 as it was published: with the final 5 of the wrong font, or with the final 5 absent. So, let us conclude that our copy of Huckleberry Finn is, in significant points, like the earliest dated copies, and that our copy, dated Christmas [December] 1884, is one of the very few early, dated copies. NOTE: In mid-December, 1884, Estes & Lauriat announced that Huckleberry Finn was ready and for sale by them at a reduced price. Twain filed a law suit and settled months later (30,000 copies were already bound in December, 1884). A fresh, bright copy, with occasional light foxing to preliminaries and front inner hinge with a minor repair. Housed in a custom pictorial green clamshell box, with the front panel design, similar to that on the book. BAL 3415. McBride, p. 92-123.

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        Unnennbar Brudertum. Verse 1904-1917.

      Gr.-8. 36(4) S. Mit 6 signierten Originallithographien v. Joseph Eberz auf Taf. OPappbd. m. marmor. Überzugspapier u. schwarzgedr. Tit. auf mont. Deckelschild u. rauem Schnitt. An beiden Kapitalen m. Läsuren, Rü. leicht geblichen, Vorderdeckel m. Wasserflecken, im Text schönes u. sauberes Ex. WG 8, Raabe 2, 127.5 Rodenberg S. 421. Erster Kentauer-Druck bei Radelli & Hille in Leipzig gedruckt. Nr. 23 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten abgezogen, vom Dichter im Impressum signiert und mit 6 vom Künstler signierten Steindrucken (Gesamtauflage 350 Ex. daneben erschienen 250 Exemplare auf Strathore-Alexandra-Bütten mit nur zwei Lithographien). - Der pazifistische Publizist und Schriftsteller Kurt Hiller (1885-1972) gründete 1926 die Gruppe Revolutionäre Pazifisten. 1934 gelang ihm nach KZ-Aufenthalten über Prag die Flucht nach England. In vorliegendem Lyrikband, der expressionistisch gefärbte Gedichte enthält, versucht er u.a das Kriegserlebnis zu verarbeiten.

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

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        RESTO DEL CARLINO (IL). Primo numero del giornale bolognese uscito il 29 marzo 1885, composto di 4 pagine con testo su tre colonne. Redattore responsabile Alberto Carboni.

      BOLOGNA, 1885. Fascicolo in-4 perfetto. Molto raro.

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        Sammlung von sechzig evangelischen Kernliedern mit beigedruckten Melodien und 29 Memorier- und Melodienversen nebst Gebetbüchlein

      Westphalen, Flensburg 1885 - 1 88 Seiten altersbedingt guter Zustand, Bibliotheksexemplar, altdeutsche Schrift Pappe

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      - Traducción de Teodoro Llorente. Barcleona. Montaner y Simón, Edits. 1885. 38x28 cm. XXXI + 376 págs. + 86 láms. grabadas por Gustavo Doré. Grabados en cabeceras y Cum de Lamp. Tela ilustrada, lomo piel, nervios. Perfecto ejemplar, muy limpio, sin manchas, grandes márgenes. # literatura [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inventar der Bau- und Kunst-Denkmäler in der Provinz Brandenburg., Im Auftrage des Brandenburgischen Provinzial-Landtages bearbeitet von R. Bergau.

      Vossische Buchhandlung,, Berlin 1885 - XX/813 Seiten, zahlreiche Abbildungen, Lex.-8°, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Stempeln, Einband berieben und fleckig, Deckel, Vortitel und Titelblatt mit wenigen handschriftlichen Vermerken, Buchblock in gutem Zustand, Text ohne Anstreichungen, g. Halbleineneinband unter Verwendung des vorderen Originaldeckels,

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        The Laws of Mexico: A Compilation and Treatise Relating to Real

      1885. Hall, Frederic. The Laws of Mexico: A Compilation and Treatise Relating to Real Property, Mines, Water Rights, Personal Rights, Contracts, and Inheritances. cxxiv, 840 pp. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1885. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent tan buckram, printed paper title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, minor wear to fore-edges of preliminaries, internally clean. Ex-library, Small inkstamp to title page. A solid copy. $500. * Only edition, first issue. "The author and compiler undertook this work for the purpose of furnishing the profession in the United States what seemed to him a deficiency or a necessity. The difficulties which have presented themselves in the territories ceded to the United States by Mexico relative to the rights pertaining to real estate have been exceedingly great. There are many questions arising under Mexican laws in said territories yet unsettled and innumerable ones must necessarily arise by virtue of the increase of trade, of progress, and of the transfer of property within the present domain of the Republic of Mexico" (Preface). The second issue contains a translation of the 1885 Mining Code of the Mexican United States. It is not included in teh first issue. Not in the Harvard Law Catalogue.

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        Dame Wiggins Of Lee

      London: George Allen, 1885. One of Four Hundred Deluxe Large-Paper Copies Scarce In Very Fine Condition [GREENAWAY, Kate, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. Dame Wiggins Of Lee And Her Seven Wonderful Cats: A Humorous Tale Written Principally By A Lady Of Ninety. Edited, With Additional Verses By John Ruskin... And With New illustrations By Kate Greenaway. With Twenty-Two Woodcuts. London: George Allen, 1885. Deluxe Large-Paper edition, with additional verses by John Ruskin and additional illustrations by Kate Greenaway. Large quarto (8 1/2 x 6 12/16 in; 217 x 168 mm). iv, [4], 20, [1] pp. Twenty-two woodcuts, pp. 3,4,8, and 9 by Kate Greenaway. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettered with gilt-stamped vignette. Bookplate of T.R. Young. A very fine copy. Originally published in 1823, here as a facsimile reprint with four additional verses and illustrations by Ruskin and Greenaway respectively. "Ruskin's mood revived the idea of their collaboration on a book... Dame Wiggins of Lee and her Seven Cats was an early nineteenth century children's story which Ruskin believed had the right mixture of lightness and reassuring elements to merit reprinting. He had the woodcut illustrations of the 1823 edition republished, in line only, so that readers could colour them, and added four original verses to explain how the cats were educated. Kate provided four crude pencil sketches for the new verses. Her work was slight, and certainly out of keeping with the original heavy-lined woodcuts; nevertheless, Ruskin, in his euphoric mood, decided that the drawings were 'exactly right, and don't want a touch more.' He refused to alter or sharpen her lines, and, moreover, declared that if she could draw cats like these, she could forget his previous attacks on her rat-like dogs and cats" (Engen, p. 128). This special large-paper (quarto) edition was issued on Whatman paper in an edition of just 400 copies. Schuster & Engen 64.1e.

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      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1885.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-442 [443-444: ads] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "5.85" inserted at rear, original taupe bevel-edged cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough-trimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in brown. First edition. According to Miller and Matthews, only about 1000 copies were printed, and some were for the American market. This copy has an inserted publisher's catalogue dated May 1885 (the earliest catalogue is dated March 1885). This unjustly neglected novel by a popular late nineteenth century English naturalist combines Jefferies' remarkable power of observation and his application of these observations into a philosophy based loosely on the Darwinian theory of evolution. Brian Aldiss (in Trillion Year Spree) observed that AFTER LONDON gave "memorable expression" to "the theme of nature reasserting its dominance. "AFTER LONDON stands with the works of Hudson and William Morris in rejecting modern, scientific times long before any disillusionment caused by the First World War set in." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 450. "AFTER LONDON is a first-class example of Victorian SF and proved very popular at the time; its influence can be traced through W. H. Hudson's A CRYSTAL AGE (1887) to John Collier's TOM'S A-COLD (1933) ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 642. "Unequal, but still a minor masterpiece." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 27. "... a remarkable book that deserves reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1184. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-108; (1987) 1-53; (1995) 1-53; and (2004) II-567. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 76-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 122. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 617. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07867. Sadleir 1302. Wolff 3612. Miller and Matthews B22.1a. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends, some rubbing at corner tips, and along outer joints, a bit of soiling to cloth, small stain to rear cover, inner rear hinge partially cracked but still holding tight, a sound, about very good copy. (#151640)

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        Geschichte der Sächsischen Armee von deren Errichtung bis auf die neueste Zeit. Hier Band 1-3 in 3 Büchern KOMPLETT !

      8, XII, 226 Seiten und 6 Skizzen auf vier Tafeln / VI, 393 Seiten und 20 Skizzen auf sechs Tafeln sowie Band 3 mit VII, 421 Seiten und 11 Skizzen auf 6 Tafeln im Anhang, verzierte und betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht berieben und jeder Band mit einem Stempel auf dem Vorsatz sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1885. Sehr seltene Originalausgabe ! H168

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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