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        A Saint-Lazare.

      Paris, Aristide Bruant, ohne Jahr (1885). - Ca. 35,5 x 35,5 cm (Buchformat). Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Chansons du Chat Noir et autres). Die erste Graphik von Toulouse-Lautrec [ca. 16 x 15 cm (Darstellung)], mit dem Anagramm "H. Treclau" signiert (Delteil 10). Es handelt sich hierbei um eine "gillotage" (Urzinkzeichnung), Delteil datiert sie 1885. Eingebunden in einem Sammelband mit 33 Liedtexten und Musiknoten, meist Einblattdrucken von Chansons für Yvette Guilbert und mehreren Chansons von Aristide Bruant. Teilweise papierbedingt gebräunt (auch die Grafik von Toulouse-Lautrec), Einband berieben. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        A SALESMAN'S PROSPECTUS FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN."

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.. 220 x 168 mm. (8 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 19, [75] pp. irregularly numbered, as always, [1] leaf ads, [7] leaves of subscription forms (mostly blank). Publisher's illustrated green cloth. With two plates and numerous illustrations in the sample text.Ends of spines a bit worn and frayed, short snag to head of rear joint, corners rather rubbed, upper cover with a sprinkling of tiny white spots, front free endpaper with offsetting from spine samples, lower edge of one of these marks with minor chipping from oxidation, short faint dampstain affecting fore edges of most leaves, isolated small spots or smudges, one leaf of subscription form torn out, the adjacent (blank) leaf with curving three-inch tear, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN OF A FRAGILE OBJECT, generally clean and well-preserved in a solid binding.Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Good. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First edition. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Sherman Grant, portrait frontispiece. Publisher bound in three quarter brown morocco, gilt motif to spine, raise bands, boards gilt insignia of Major General Grant and the Mississippi River. all edges marbled and endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant; (Two Volumes)

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - 5.75" x 9" 8vo. Vol. I frontispiece of Grant as a young 2LT (A. H. Ritchie Daguerreotype, 1843), pp. 8-584 with 2 facsimiles and 15 maps. Vol. II frontispiece of Grant as LTG (Wm. E. Marshall steel engraving), pp. 10-647 with 1 facsimile and 28 maps. Both volumes are in very good condition. Vol. I is very good, light foxing on first 8 pages, mostly along the fore edge, mere,consistent fade to spine, rubbing on front cover top, and along front cover right side, light scuffing on leather back spine edge and reare bottom corner. Vol. II in even better condition with less rubs and light wear at front bottom corner. Both volumes still very nicely gilt titling and trim, complete all around. Gilt medallion replica on front and back cover are still brilliant, especially Vol. I with a few scratches on Vol II. . All engravings with tissue page protection are also fine. Both facsimiles in place and in fine condition with the facsimile of Lee's surrender terms printed on yellow paper, just as the original was, with two closed tears (~1") at the bottom from un-careful unfolding. Bright, marbled endpapers and mottled, cut edges all combine to make this an attractive, valued copy.The story is often repeated of how a destitute Grant decided to care for his family by publishing these memoirs. He died five days after completing them and five months before Vol. I was published. His widowed wife received the largest royalty check of the 1800's. Little is written about the copy of the medal which adorns the cover. Following Grant's victorious campaign through the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia, his hometown Congressman from Galena, IL, Elihu Washburne, introduced two bills. One was to "revive the grade of Lieutenant General of the army," and the other "to provide that a medal be struck for General Grant, and that a vote of thanks be given him and the officers of the Army." The laws were passed without opposition and signed by President Lincoln within ten days of its introduction. The medal was designed by Emanuel Leutze with a profile of likeness of the hero, surrounded by a galaxy of stars and symbolic fronds of victorious laurel on the obverse. The reverse is a figure of Fame, gracefully seated on the American eagle, hovering above a landscape of Vicksberg and the eastern mountains of Chattanooga, separated by iconography of war; battle flags, cannons and soldiers. The scene is surrounded by "Mississippi River" and profiles of riverboats. A copy of these memoirs are foundational items for any presidential book collection. "General Lee was dressed in a full uniform which was entirely new, and was wearing a sword of considerable value, very likely the sword which had been presented by the State of Virginia; at all events, it was an entirely different sword from the one that would ordinarily be worn in the field. In my rough traveling suit, the uniform of a private with the straps of a lieutenant general, I must have contrasted very strangely with a man so handsomely dressed, six feet high and of faultless form. But this was not a matter that I thought of until afterwards." (Vol II p 490). Three quarter brown leater with leather corners, brown cloth over boards [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant in 2 Volumes

      New York:: Charles L. Webster & Company,, 1885, 1886. . First Trade Printing. Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War..

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes.

      Charles L. Webster & Company 1885, 1886, New York - First Trade Printing. Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Karrikatyrer **Scarce** Original 1885 Edition

      Rekolid,, Sweden 1885 - RARE; *FIRST EDITION* Liljefors second book ever Original 1885 1st edition in very good overall condition. There were two different volumes of Karrikatyrer (english translation " Caricatures ") This is the very scarce 1885 original printing. Minor fraying, else very good. Comical drawings of mostly animals and hunting scenes. We will also include a 1990 reprint of the other "Karrikatyrer" book. (This is from my personal Liljefors collection; selling now due to forced retirement ) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nature's Reflections]
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        Bericht über die internationale elektrische Ausstellung Wien 1883.

      Wien Seidel 1885 - (26,5 x 17 cm). VI, 581 S. Mit 345 Abbildungen. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit. Vom niederösterreichischen Gewerbe-Verein herausgegebene reich illustrierte Dokumentation zur dritten Ausstellung über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Elektrotechnik. U.a. mit Kapitel über Generatoren und Motoren, elektrische Maschinen, galvanische Elemente, Galvanoplastik, Telegraphie, Telephonie, elektrische Uhren, wissenschaftliche Instrumente, elektrisches Licht, Elektrizität in der Heilkunde, Beleuchtungseffekte und künstlerische Beleuchtung, Theaterbeleuchtung, Küstenbeleuchtung etc. - Die letzten drei Blätter in der oberen Ecke gering beschädigt und mit kleinem Fleckenrand in der unteren Ecke, sonst sehr sauber und wohlerhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Prachtvoll kalligraphische Handschrift auf Pergament, Glückwunschadresse von Georg Pschorr zu Bismarcks 70. Geburtstag.

      München, 1885. - circa 47 x 37 cm. 1 Blatt Pergament mit kalligraphischer Widmung in Gold und Farben (monogrammirt H. F.) Helle Schweinsledermappe mit Goldprägung und 6 (st. 8) Messing-Eckbeschlägen (circa 50 x 39,5 cm) "Prachtvoll kalligraphiertes Widmungblatt, unterzeichnet vom Brauereibesitzer Georg Pschorr, übersandt als Begleitschreiben zu einer Lieferung "Export-Bier" von Pschorr, "sein Bestes aus dem Keller", zu Bismarcks Geburtstag offenbar in Fässern, die dem Kanzler "zu Füssen rollen" sollen. - Diese Mappe stammt aus dem privaten Besitz des Fürsten Bismarck und war jahrzehntelang im Schloss Schönhausen aufbewahrt, wo dann vor einigen Jahren Teile der Sammlung verkauft wurden. " "- Nur gering gebräunt, unten rechts kleine Randläsur weit vom Text. Mappe etwas berieben und angestaubt, zwei Metallbeschläge verloren, dennoch sehr dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Voyage en Orient - Traduit de l'Allemand, Kronprinz Rudolf Orient. Illustrations d'après les dessins originaux de Franz von Pausinger.

      Vienna, Imprimerie Imperiale et Royale de la Cour et de l'État, 1885 - 168 Seiten gestochenes Frotispiz, 36 ganzseitige gestochene Tafeln plus 93 Holzstiche im Text, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig ( nicht in den Abbildungen, Einband berieben und am Buchrücken etwas beschädigt, sonst guter Zustand, With engraving portrait in Front, 36 engraving fullside plates and 93 wood-engravings in text, Cover and spine with sign of use, some pages little foxed but not on the pictures, appart from that a good condition Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3550 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 15% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 3500,00 EUR. 2°, Original-Broschur, Original-Softcover

      [Bookseller: Thomas Schäfer]
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        The Life and Works Of Joseph Wright, A.R.A., Commonly Called " Wright Of Derby"

      Bemrose and Sons 1885 - 1885. Bemrose and Sons, London. 1 volume. In-fólio, 46,5cm. 128 páginas. Enc. 1ª edição. Prefácio de Cosmo Monkhouse. Ilustrado com 2 gravuras a água-forte de F. Seymour Haden e outras abertas em metal e em madeira. Com dedicatória autografa do autor e carta original do autor que acompanhou a oferta da obra. Encadernação com lombada em pele. Muito bom estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mathias Sandorf

      Illustrated first edition. 111 drawings by Benett and a map. Catalog in fine FX for the year 1886. One of the only editions bearing the date in title page.Editor's bookboard bound by Lenègre; special plate by Souze. Cardboard says silver banner, or balloon, beveled boards. This cartonnage was used only for the triple volume Mathias Sandorf.Beautiful state of both boards, a very nice freshness. Back cleared. Coins slightly rubbed and folded. Caps a little sagging. Fresh paper, totally freckled. Very nice copy, the first plate very fresh.Mathias Sandorf is posthumously dedicated to Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne pays tribute in this novel to the author of the Count of Monte Cristo: "In this book, I tried to make Matthias Sandorf the Monte-Cristo of Extraordinary Voyages." ; Sandorf was like him imprisoned and betrayed, and his adventures will retrace his vengeance. The novel takes place on the Mediterranean rim of southern Europe.1885 Grd. in 8 (18x27,5cm) 552pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885 - 'Sakoontala' or the Lost RingOne of One Hundred and Ten Copies Printed on Japan PaperHandsomely Bound by The Booklovers Bindery New York ca. 1914-1917KÁLIDÁSA. WILLIAMS, Monier, translator. Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring. An Indian Drama. Translated into English Prose and Verse from the Sanskrit of Kálidasá by Monier Williams? New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885."This edition, consisting of four copies on vellum, numbered from one to four, and one hundred and ten copies on Japan paper, numbered from five to one hundred and fourteen, was printed in the month of November, 1885, of which this is No. 13." (Limitation leaf).Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 251 x 193 mm.). [iv], xviii, [iv], 236, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp.Bound ca. 1914-17 by The Booklovers Bindery N.Y. (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Original decorative paper covers and spine bound in at end. Full red crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt surrounding a four corner 'arabesque' design elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Four of the compartments have an inlaid diamond shaped lozenge of green morocco. Decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins surrounding a green morocco doublure also elaborately decorated in gilt, green watered silk end-leaves, top edge,gilt, others uncut. Upper joint expertly and almost invisibly repaired."During the 1800s American bibliophiles sent their manuscripts to fine binders in England or France - prompting an enterprising group of Grolier Club members, including Robert Hoe, Samuel Putnam Avery, William Loring Andrews, Junius Morgan and Edwin Holden, to start a bindery to rival the Europeans. They hired Henri Hardy, who had apprenticed with famed 19th-century bookbinder Charles Meunier, and Leon Maillard, considered the top finisher of gold-tooled book bindings of his era. The firm moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where it was later renamed the Rowfant Bindery (1909-1913), the Booklover's Shop (1914-1917); and the French Binders (1918-1920s) in Garden City, N.Y. Maillard's career ultimately declined and he supported himself by selling electric carpet sweepers door-to-door." (The New York Sun, September 15th, 2004).Kalidasa probably lived in the fifth century of the Christian era. He enjoyed great popularity during his life, and the Hindus have ever regarded him as the greatest of Sanskrit poets. Very little appears to be known about his life but his writings are of great importance and historical fact. '[S']akoontala is a Hindu play, the excellence of which is now recognized in every literary circle, not only in India but also throughout the continent of Europe. Its beauties, if not yet universally known and appreciated, are at least acknowledged by many learned men in every country of the civilized world. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Etudes cliniques sur la grande hysterie ou hystero-epilepsie : Precede d`une lettre-preface de J.-M. Charcot.

      Paris : Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1885 - 975 S. : ill. Good. New binding. Signed by author - signé - signiert. Few pages slightly darkened, dog eared or with mildly foxed paper. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1900 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gleim]
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        A SALESMAN'S PROSPECTUS FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN."

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - 220 x 168 mm. (8 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 19, [75] pp. irregularly numbered, as always, [1] leaf ads, [7] leaves of subscription forms (mostly blank). Publisher's illustrated green cloth. With two plates and numerous illustrations in the sample text. Ends of spines a bit worn and frayed, short snag to head of rear joint, corners rather rubbed, upper cover with a sprinkling of tiny white spots, front free endpaper with offsetting from spine samples, lower edge of one of these marks with minor chipping from oxidation, short faint dampstain affecting fore edges of most leaves, isolated small spots or smudges, one leaf of subscription form torn out, the adjacent (blank) leaf with curving three-inch tear, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN OF A FRAGILE OBJECT, generally clean and well-preserved in a solid binding. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A SALESMAN'S PROSPECTUS FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN "

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.. 220 x 168 mm. (8 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 19, [75] pp. irregularly numbered, as always, [1] leaf ads, [7] leaves of subscription forms (mostly blank). Publisher's illustrated green cloth. With two plates and numerous illustrations in the sample text. Ends of spines a bit worn and frayed, short snag to head of rear joint, corners rather rubbed, upper cover with a sprinkling of tiny white spots, front free endpaper with offsetting from spine samples, lower edge of one of these marks with minor chipping from oxidation, short faint dampstain affecting fore edges of most leaves, isolated small spots or smudges, one leaf of subscription form torn out, the adjacent (blank) leaf with curving three-inch tear, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN OF A FRAGILE OBJECT, generally clean and well-preserved in a solid binding. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        世界旅行 萬國名所圖繪. Sekai ryokō: Bankoku meisho zue]. [Illustrated Guide Book for the Travelers Round the World].

      Osaka & Tokyo. Sūzandō 嵩山堂. Meiji 18-19 [1885-6]. 6 (of 7) Volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Volume 1: North Americas 北亜米利加之部; Volume 2: the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Portugal 英吉利・葡萄牙・西班牙・佛蘭西之部; Vol.ume 3: Arctic, Iceland, Russia, Constantinople, Italy, Switzerland 北冰洋洲竒觀・那威・瑞典・魯西亞・土耳其・希臘・伊太利・墺斯利・瑞西; Volume 4: Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Pacific 亜非利加 亜西尼亜両洲之部; Volume. 6: Southeast Asia and India 亞細亞土耳其・阿刺比亞・波斯・土耳其斯坦・阿畢業斯坦・皮路直坦・印度及天竺・西蔵; Vo Volume 7: Indochina, China, Japan 緬甸・巫來由半島・暹羅・老撾・東蒲寨・安南・支那・朝鮮・日本. Maps, black and white illustrations showing famous places of the world throughout, movable clock showing world cities and night versus day in Volume 2. Uniformly bound in attractive pictorial colour paper covered boards, plain cloth spines a little worn and marked, new cloth spines and hinges tape repaired volumes 1 and 7. Paper covered boards a little rubbed and worn in places but still a sound collection of volumes. 15 x 10cm. This pocket-sized travel guide to the United States and Europe is packed with black and white illustrations of famous places around the world, headings on each page are in English with more detailed information on the places in Japanese below. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159901).

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        Belle correspondance de Jules Soury à Charles Richet sur la psychologie physiologique.

      - 4 lettres autographes signées 7 In-8 1885-1895 petites taches sans gravité Belle et intéressante correspondance de Jules Soury à Charles Richet, d'une fine écriture, échangée entre ces deux pionniers de la neuropsychologie, en particulier sur la psychologie physiologique. "J'apprends aujourd'hui, par une revue, qu'il existe, à Paris, une Société de physiologie physiologique. Cette société a constitué son bureau ; peut-être les membres titulaires sont-ils déjà nommés. J'avais, je vous avoue, quelque raison de croire que celui qui a inauguré, dans l'enseignement officiel, à l'Ecole pratique des hautes études, les premières conférences de psychologie physiologique, serait au moins avisé de la création d'une société de psychologie physiologique. D'autres, comme vous, écrivent des livres sur cette matière ; j'en parle en public, deux fois par semaine, depuis 1881. Enfin, on ne pense jamais à tout. N'en parlons plus. J'aurais désiré d'être membre titulaire d'une telle société ; je le désire encore, mais je ne veux pas courir les chances d'une élection ; je ne puis pas, quand je le voudrais. Quant à être membre correspondant, comme le premier amateur venu, cela ne me peut convenir. Voyez donc, cher Monsieur Richet, si je suis digne d'être membre titulaire de la société que vous venez de fonder. Les bonnes relations que nous avons conservées jusqu'à ce temps m'autorisent, je crois, à vous parler avec cette franchise toute amicale [.]". Une seconde lettre est relative à la publication des Souvenirs de Renan à sa soeur Henriette, et une troisième, plus longue, est consacrée à son étude sur l'histoire générale des fonctions du cerveau, à partir du cas de Galien. "Vous m'avez conseillé d'écrire quelques pages d'introduction historique, de parler, par exemple, de Galien, etc. Je me suis donc appliqué à rédiger cette histoire générales des fonctions du cerveau, ou, comme vous dites très bien, de l'innovation cérébrale. Pour comprendre les doctrines de Galien à ce sujet, il fallait, c'est l'évidence même, connaître celles d'Hippocrate et de Aristote (toujours à ce point de vue spécial de la physiologie cérébrale) [.]. J'avais, chemin faisant, dit tout ce qu'on peut rappeler (ce qui est bien peu) d'Hémophile et d'Erasistrate. Mais, estimant, comme vous (le grand chapitre d'histoire de votre Physiologie des muscles et des nerfs m'a beaucoup servi ; c'est un guide sûr) que, de Galien à Charles Bell, c'est probablement Willis qui a fait le plus pour le système nerveux, après avoir étudié Fernel et Descartes, j'ai disséqué Willis, et Malpighi, et Vieussens, et Boerhaeve, et Corneille Bontekoë, et Lorry, La Peyronie, Haller, Prochaska, Sömering, Vicq d'Azur, Gall. [.] Ce grand labeur a été accompli en quatre mois, de juillet à novembre. Pas une ligne n'en était écrite avant [.]. Sur presque tous les points de la physiologie du cerveau, mes idées ont dû se transformer avec les faits et les théories depuis deux ou trois ans. Tous mes jalons sont déjà plantés. Mais approuvez-vous que je m'arrête à Gall et Spurzheim? J'avais bien l'intention d'écrire sur Pouvillon, Broca, Fritsch et Hitzig. Quand je contemple la vaste étendue de mon Historique, d'Alcméon à Gall, j'hésite, et je pense qu'il vaut mieux m'arrêter pour cette fois [.]. Mais, si le Dictionnaire de physiologie de Charles Richet est un livre absolument nouveau, d'inspiration et d'exécution, peut-être mon histoire documentaire des opinions sur la structure et les fonctions de l'innovation cérébrale trouvera-t-elle grâce devant vous. Mon manuscrit, en brouillon, est terminé jusqu'à Gall. Le net va presque jusqu'à Galien [.]. Je lirai avec beaucoup de plaisir et de profit les vingt pages que vous voulez bien m'annoncez sur la circulation du cerveau [.]". Théoricien et historien de la neuropsychologie, il fut aussi un nationaliste et antisémite virulent qui exerça une profonde influence sur Barrès qui fut son élève. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, first issue of Twain's masterpiece, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher's three-quarters morocco binding. Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher's leather bindings are quite rare: "The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise" (MacDonnell, 35). In very good condition, rebacked with light rubbing to extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It

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        ´Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885. 'Sakoontala' or the Lost RingOne of One Hundred and Ten Copies Printed on Japan PaperHandsomely Bound by The Booklovers Bindery New York ca. 1914-1917KÁLIDÁSA. WILLIAMS, Monier, translator. ´Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring. An Indian Drama. Translated into English Prose and Verse from the Sanskrit of Kálidasá by Monier Williams… New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885."This edition, consisting of four copies on vellum, numbered from one to four, and one hundred and ten copies on Japan paper, numbered from five to one hundred and fourteen, was printed in the month of November, 1885, of which this is No. 13." (Limitation leaf).Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 251 x 193 mm.). [iv], xviii, [iv], 236, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp.Bound ca. 1914-17 by The Booklovers Bindery N.Y. (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Original decorative paper covers and spine bound in at end. Full red crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt surrounding a four corner 'arabesque' design elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Four of the compartments have an inlaid diamond shaped lozenge of green morocco. Decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins surrounding a green morocco doublure also elaborately decorated in gilt, green watered silk end-leaves, top edge,gilt, others uncut. Upper joint expertly and almost invisibly repaired."During the 1800s American bibliophiles sent their manuscripts to fine binders in England or France - prompting an enterprising group of Grolier Club members, including Robert Hoe, Samuel Putnam Avery, William Loring Andrews, Junius Morgan and Edwin Holden, to start a bindery to rival the Europeans. They hired Henri Hardy, who had apprenticed with famed 19th-century bookbinder Charles Meunier, and Leon Maillard, considered the top finisher of gold-tooled book bindings of his era. The firm moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where it was later renamed the Rowfant Bindery (1909-1913), the Booklover's Shop (1914-1917); and the French Binders (1918-1920s) in Garden City, N.Y. Maillard's career ultimately declined and he supported himself by selling electric carpet sweepers door-to-door." (The New York Sun, September 15th, 2004).Kalidasa probably lived in the fifth century of the Christian era. He enjoyed great popularity during his life, and the Hindus have ever regarded him as the greatest of Sanskrit poets. Very little appears to be known about his life but his writings are of great importance and historical fact. '[S']akoontala is a Hindu play, the excellence of which is now recognized in every literary circle, not only in India but also throughout the continent of Europe. Its beauties, if not yet universally known and appreciated, are at least acknowledged by many learned men in every country of the civilized world.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - First edition, first issue of Twain's masterpiece, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher's three-quarters morocco binding. Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher's leather bindings are quite rare: "The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise" (MacDonnell, 35). In very good condition, rebacked with light rubbing to extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Glaube im Neuen Testament. Eine Untersuchung zur neutestamentlichen Theologie. [HANDEXEMPLAR SCHLATTERS mit handschriftlichen, Manuskript - Anmerkungen]. Eine von der Haager Gesellschaft zur Vertheidigung der christlichen Religion gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Leiden, E.J.Brill. 1885 - Erste Ausgabe. Gross-Oktav. Durchschossenes Exemplar welches speziell für Schlatter in zwei Bände aufgeteilt wurde. Durchgehende Paginierung. Band I: V, 304 Seiten / Band II: Seiten 305 - 591. Privates Halbleder der Zeit. Rücken teilweise angebrochen. Exlibis Schlatters in beiden Bänden ("Er trägt alles durch das Wort seiner Kraft" - Dr.Adolf Schlatter). Das Werk voller umfangreicher Annotation in Schlatter's Hand. Einige wenige Annotationen in Stenographie. Anlässlich eines Preisausschreibens legte Schlatter 1885 ein ca. 600 Seiten starkes Werk mit dem Titel „Der Glaube im Neuen Testament" vor, das bis in unsere Gegenwart in der theologischen Fachwelt hohes Ansehen genießt. Mit dieser Studie gelang ihm der wissenschaftliche Durchbruch, der 1888 zu seiner Ernennung zum außerordentlichen Professor durch die Universität Bern führte – die mit diesem Schachzug die Abwanderung ihres Kollegen aber nicht mehr verhindern konnte. 1888 folgte Schlatter einem Ruf an die Universität Greifswald auf den Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament. Zum prägenden Element in dieser Zeit wurde seine Freundschaft mit Hermann Cremer und dem dortigen Luthertum, das er als Reformierter zwar schätzen lernte, mit dem er sich später allerdings auch kritisch auseinandersetzte. Beide verstanden sich aufgrund des gemeinsamen Glaubens an Jesus Christus als Schrifttheologen, die sich eine Erneuerung der Theologie von der Vertiefung in die biblischen Schriften (hier besonders in deren Begrifflichkeiten) erhofften. Mit Cremer gemeinsam kämpfte Schlatter um eine wissenschaftliche Alternative zur damals bestimmenden theologischen Schule Albrecht Ritschls. Hier erhielt er sowohl den wissenschaftlichen Austausch im Kollegenkreis als auch die Hörerzahlen, die er sich immer ersehnt hatte. Seine Aufgabe sah er darin, die Studenten anzuleiten, die ängstliche Traditions- und Lehrerbindung hinter sich zu lassen und selbständige Erkenntnis zu pflegen. Dem folgte auch seine „Einleitung in die Bibel" für die Laienhand, in der er nach seiner Ansicht berechtigte Beobachtungen der historisch-kritischen Theologie (z. B. zur Pseudepigraphie) aufnahm und sich dem Ansinnen des „frommen Lügens" zur Sicherung der eigenen Anschauung über die Bibel verweigerte. Eine dreimonatige Reise nach Palästina 1891 vermehrte nicht nur Schlatters Kenntnisse des Heiligen Landes, sondern hatte eine für damalige Zeiten außerordentlich positive Einstellung zum Judentum sowie eine Warnung an die Kirche vor Antisemitismus sowie das Eingeständnis christlicher Schuld zur Folge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur la transfusion directe du sang. - Un cas grave de phtisie. Application de l'antisepsie pulmonaire. Injections sous-cutanées d'eucalyptol et des antiseptiques toniques

      Asselin & Houzeau|& Imprimerie Charaire & fils 1885 - - Asselin & Houzeau & Imprimerie Charaire & fils, Paris & Sceaux 1885-1888, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale pour chacun des volumes. Le premier ouvrage est illustré de 47 figures dans le texte, le second comporte 1 figure in-texte. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline gris souris, dos lisse, pièce de titre en long de chagrin marron comportant des éraflures, date et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées pour chacun des volumes, coins supérieurs émoussés. Tampons imprimés du docteur Joseph Roussel sur les pages de faux-titre. Un nom inscrit à la plume en tête d'une garde en guise d'ex-libris ; en dessous, le titre du second ouvrage, relié à la suite, a été inscrit à l'encre turquoise. Agréable état intérieur. Importante réunion de ces deux ouvrages rares. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition for each volume. The first book is illustrated with 47 figures in the text, the second contains 1 figure in-text. Braid binder in half gray percaline mouse, smooth back, title piece in long brown shagreen with scratches, golden date and double tail fillet, marbled paper plates, wrappers preserved and bound in for each volume, blunt top corners. Dr. Joseph Roussel's printed stamps on the fake title pages. A name inscribed in the pen at the head of a guard as ex-libris; underneath, the title of the second work, connected afterwards, was inscribed in turquoise ink. Nice interior state. Important meeting of these two rare books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 7 conférences faites au Collège des Interprètes,

      Saigon, 1885, - grand in-8, 60-53-81-108-30-61-26 pp., avec 5 textes autographiés et 2 textes imprimés, reliure demi-basane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. Aperçu général sur l'histoire politique, philosophique, morale, littéraire et artistique de la Chine (s.n., lithographié), L'Inde (Auxais, lithographié), L'Inde depuis les temps anciens jusqu'à l'arrivée des des Portugais 1498 (Chéon, lithographié), Les Indes Orientales Néerlandaises (Landes, lithographié), Souvenirs historiques sur Saigon et ses environs (Truong Vinh Ky, Imprimerie Coloniale à Saigon), Les Colonies françaises (Ch. Camouilly, Linage éditeur à Saigon), Développement des voies et moyens de communication par l'emploi de la vapeur et de l'électricité (J. Harel, lithographié). Importants trous de ver en marge des 2 derniers feuillets du texte de Landes. Le dernier texte, de format supérieur, est remplié en tête. Reliure frottée. Cata12-4

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        Fun From the Flowery Land: Three Wonderful Tales With Pictures to Match

      McLoughlin Brothers, 1885 1882 McLoughlin Brothers first edition. The title page is undated, but the book appears in the 1882 McLoughlin Brothers catalog.The contents are three "Chinese" folk tales, presumably of public domain. Each of the three stories is illustrated by Henry L. Stephens with six chromo-lithographs. There are 18 illustrations in total (3x6). The lithographs are quite striking in appearance, and racially insensitive in content. Henry Stephens was a well known illustrator of the 19th Century, working primarily for periodicals. His illustrations also appear in Twain's Roughing It, and The Gilded Age.Condition of the book is Acceptable. The binding is sound. Inside pages are complete. Condition issues include:1) Moderate to heavy wear to the boards, including some small scuffs / paper loss to the front panel, and some loss of covering to the spine.2) The hinges are partially cracked but holding at both front and back endpapers.3) Interior pages show some soil (fingerprints etc.) from prior handling. That said, the illustrations are relatively clean.Please message me with any questions.

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        Dessin original de Georges Bigot à l'encre représentant une famille japonaise au bain

      1885 - Au verso, Georges Bigot, calligraphie la légende "Au Japon, Bain de famille, moeurs domestiques. Petite Fleur, frottez un peu le dos de mon mari pendant que je m'occupe du petit". Les regards échangés entre le mari et la servante laissent augurer des développements chers à Nagisa Oshima. Georges Ferdinand Bigot, né le 7 avril 1860 à Paris dans le 5e arrondissement, mort le 10 octobre 1927 à Bièvres, est un peintre, illustrateur et caricaturiste français. Peu connu dans son pays natal, c'est au Japon qu'il passe à la postérité. L'oeuvre de Bigot est aujourd'hui un des témoignages les plus précieux pour connaître les moeurs du pays du soleil levant à l'ère Meiji. Les caricatures de Bigot, reprises chaque année dans les livres de classe, sont familières à bien des Japonais. Initié au dessin par sa mère, Bigot se destine à l'art dès son enfance. À douze ans, il est admis à l'école des beaux-arts de Paris où il apprend le dessin dans les ateliers de Jean-Léon Gérôme et de Carolus-Duran. En dehors de l'École, il fait la connaissance de Philippe Burty, collectionneur d'oeuvres japonaises, de Louis Gonse, historien de l'art et spécialiste de l'art japonais, et de Félix Buhot qui enseigne l'eau-forte à Bigot. Le japonisme, qui influence les milieux artistiques de Paris à cette époque-là, suscite aussi un fort intérêt à Bigot. Il participe aux illustrations de L'art japonais, ouvrage de Louis Gonse et visite le pavillon du Japon de l'Exposition universelle à Paris en 1878. Enfin, afin d'étudier la peinture traditionnelle japonaise, il prépare son départ pour le Japon. C'est en travaillant comme illustrateur pour les journaux La Vie moderne et Le Monde parisien, tout en participant aux illustrations d'un roman d'Émile Zola, Nana, que Bigot paie son voyage pour le pays du soleil levant. Il embarque en 1881 et arrive l'année suivante à Yokohama. Au Japon, il suit d'abord des cours de langue japonaise et de peinture traditionnelle, tout en enseignant le dessin et l'aquarelle à l'école militaire. Parallèlement à ces activités, il publie quelques albums de gravure comme Croquis japonais (日本素描集?) et illustre des journaux japonais. Après l'expiration de son engagement par l'école militaire, il devient professeur de français dans une école fondé par Chōmin Nakae, écrivain et penseur politique qui a traduit Du Contrat social de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Il voyage à Nikko, situé au nord de Tokyo, et à Kyushu, île du le Sud du Japon. En 1895, il épouse une japonaise dont il a un enfant. Portant un kimono et parlant le japonais, Bigot s'assimile à la vie japonaise. Lutte entre la Russie, la Chine et le Japon pour la Corée : Une partie de pêche, Tôbaé, no 1, 1887. En 1887, Bigot édite le journal satirique Tôbaé1 dans lequel il ridiculise les hommes politiques et caricature les excès de l'occidentalisation et la modernisation du Japon. Craignant une arrestation, il publie le journal dans une concession étrangère, le gouvernement de Meiji ayant considéré Bigot comme personne suspecte. Cela ne contrarie pas son enthousiasme créatif : Bigot publie un bon nombre d'albums comme La Journée d'une geisha à Tokyo [LAPA] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Reconnoitring Central Asia. Pioneering Adventures in the Region Lying between Russia and India

      1885 - Second edition. Frontispiece & 7 plates a folding map. 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth gilt. Professionally furnished with new endpapers. A bright copy. xviii, 421pp. 2pp. ads. London, W. Swan Sonnenschein. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        More Leaves From The Journal Of A Life In The Highlands From 1862 - 1882

      Smith Elder & Co, 1885. a new edition.. Hardback. Cloth, VG. xiv+272pp, portrait frontis, 12 b/w engraved plates ( one detached ), SIGNED presentation copy ( to a F Orchard ) dated 24th May 1885 at Balmoral, contents a little shaken, cloth slightly rubbed. A second edition of Queen Victoria's Balmoral diary, with details of Highland walks etc in the company of John Brown, to whom the book is dedicated.

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        La Mionette

      Librairie L. Conquet, Paris 1885 - Frontispiece, and 28 black and white illustrations by O. Cortazzo, engraved by Abot et Clapes. 244 pages with text in French. Slim 8vo, beautifully bound by Marius Michel in full blue morocco with ornate floral gilt-decorated covers and spine, gilt stamped inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1885. A fine copy, with the original wrappers bound-in. Frontispiece, and 28 black and white illustrations by O. Cortazzo, engraved by Abot et Clapes. 244 pages with text in French. Slim 8vo, beautifully bound by Marius Michel in full blue morocco with ornate floral gilt-decorated covers and spine, gilt stamped inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1885. A fine copy, with the original wrappers bound-in. Limited Edition. Number 131 of 1000 copies, on Japan paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dillon War of Antichrist With The Church & Christian Civilization & The Spoilation of the Propaganda

      Burns & Oates - M. H. Gill, Dublin 1885 - The War of Antichrist With The Church & Christian Civilization A review of the rise & progress of Atheism ; Its Extension Through Voltaire; Its Use of Freemasonry & Kindred Secret Societies For Antichristian War ; The Union & Illuminism ( Illuminati ) of FreeMasonry Masonry by Weishaupt ; its progress under the leaders of the first french Revolution , and under Nubius , Palmerston, & Mazzini ; The Control of its Hidden Inner Circle over all revolutionary organisations ; its influence over British freemasonry ; its attempts upon Ireland; Oaths, Signs, & passwords of Three degrees etc.Etc. The Spoilation of the Propoganda. lectures delvered in Edinburgh in October 1884" M.H. Gill, Upper Sackville Street Dublin, 1885, 164 pages. & "The Spoilation of the Propaganda" 1885, 75 pages. Two exceptionally scarce studies of Illuminati Freemasonic conspiracy. Very good copy with minimal library markings. Cloth remains very bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ACTUAL EXPERIENCES IN SOUTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL DAKOTA. A FEW TESTIMONIES OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM FARMING IN THIS WONDERFUL REGION

      Chicago: Chas. N. Trivess, Printer, [1885]., 1885. First edition. First edition. 7 5/8" x 5 1/8" original stapled, printed wrappers, 16 pp., map of the Chicago & North-Western Railway system on the back cover. Primarily a series of signed testimonials solicited by the Railway to describe “the Dakota boom.” Farmers relate their experiences settling and cultivating the land, detail their crop yields and profits from cattle ranching, and encourage further settlement, as land is still inexpensive and readily available. Several describe the settlers as “a most excellent class of people,” who are educated, industrious and and morally upright. And if that’s not incentive enough, there’s the unsurpassed healthfulness of the air, which is “free from malaria, and full of inspiring oxygen and invigorating ozone.” 3 copies found in OCLC. Top corner of rear cover has been torn away but with minor influence on the railway system map, else very good.

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        Flower fables

      Flower fables by Louisa May Alcott. First edition first printing of the authors first book. New York : George W Briggs 1855. 182pp original blue cloth stamped guilt yellow and papers. First Edition. Good condition and an unrestored copy with wear. Chipping, and fraying to cloth along edges. Thorough rubbing ( especially to spine ) And soiling to rear spine. Written when she was only 16. Published in late December 1854 in a small run of 1600 very rare.

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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]

      Williams and Norgate, [London 1885 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        L'armée française. Types et uniformes.

      Boussod Valadon 1885 - Paris, Boussod, Valadon, 1885-1889. 2 tomes en 1 volume in-folio, demi chagrin éditeur époque, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, de filets et de roulettes dorés, titre doré, titre doré sur le plat supérieur, faux-titre, titre, titre illustré en noir, 128 pp, 2 ff non chiffrés (table); faux-titre, titre, titre illustré en noir, 116 pp, 4 ff non chiffrés. Ouvrage illustré de 60 planches hors texte en couleurs, sous serpentes et de 346 dessins in texte, en noir. Plat supérieur en couleurs conservé. Coins et coupes usés, frottements sur les coiffes, les nerfs et les mors, plat inférieur taché, cahiers déréglés au 1er tome, première charnière intérieure affaiblie. Le tome I contient: Etats-majors, Ecoles, Infanterie, Cavalerie; tome II: Armes spéciales, Corps auxiliaires, Corps indigènes, Marines. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine, Very Good.

      1885. This is a delightful 1885 Original Paperback Wisden, 22nd Edition, with facsimile spine. The covers are super, odd mark but amazing for well over 100 years old, internally it is a very bright book, the odd spot to the odd page but for 1885 it is as white as they come. Spine is of similar colour to the book, the advantage of the facsimile spine is that you can read it without fear of breaking it , plus it is cheaper than an original too. Please note lettering on the spine of Wisdens started in 1887. A super addition to any collection.

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        Photograph of the Kaaba and Mecca

      This important photograph of Mecca and Islam's holiest site represents a milestone in the photographic history of the Middle East. The Meccan physician Abd al-Ghaffar is the earliest known photographer from Mecca and the first resident to photograph the holy city. In 1885, Abd al-Ghaffar began working with Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, the first European photographer of Mecca and a convert to Islam. Snouck Hurgronje, falsely accused in a diplomatic controversy, was expelled and returned to Holland before completing his photographic work. He left his equipment with his Arab partner Abd al-Ghaffar, who made dozens of images of Mecca and the rituals of the Hajj over the next several years. This image was selected as the most important of the series and was published as plate 1 as a collotype (without Arabic inscriptions) in Snouck Hurgronje's Bilder aus Mekka (Leiden, 1889. When Snouck Hurgronje published the photographs in Mekka and the accompanying Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka (1888-1889), the calligraphic signatures in Abd al-Ghaffar's negatives were removed. As a result, Abd al-Ghaffar's photographs were published without attribution. Abd al-Ghaffar was largely unknown as a photographer for nearly a century. "In 1981 F. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest [Meccan] photographer by deciphering the elaborately calligraphed signatures ... 'Futugrafiyyat al-Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka' (Photographed by the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physician of Mecca)" (Peters, The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place, p. xiv). "If one applies the criterion of nationality very strictly, al-Ghaffar can actually be regarded as the first known Arabian photographer who took the first pictures of Mecca and of the great pilgrimage. After all, Mohammed Sadiq Bey was Egyptian, while Snouck Hurgronje was, of course, Dutch. All three of them were important photographic pioneers in the lands of the hadj, the so-called Hidjas" (To the Holy Lands: Pilgrimage Centres from Mecca and Medina to Jerusalem). The earliest photographs of Mecca are rare in the market.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        Original Drawings

      1885 - South Africa 1884-1885.Six original pencil drawings heightened with watercolour, each signed & titled, all laid down onto card, these mounted on guards in an early twentieth century full morocco album, spine gilt (?J.R.W., 1932?), with printed title page. Image sizes: 200 by 170mm (approx.) 1884 - Melton Prior began working as an artist for the Illustrated London News in 1868. He gained his first assignment as a war artist in the Balkans in 1873 and emerged from the Boer War as the most famous of all the war artists. He later accompanied Lord Wolseley's ill-fated relief expedition up the Nile in 1884-5 - the title page for this album is misleading, it should read ?Soudan? The expedition set out to rescue Gordon, residing in Khartoum at the time of the Mahdi uprising. Wolseley chose to follow the Nile, instead of the Suakin-Berber route advocated by others, and just failed to reach Gordon in time. There is much contention over this, but it seems likely that had he arrived earlier, it would have only hastened Gordon's death. The six images, all fine examples of Prior's work, depict the expedition in various stages, and all appeared in the ILN in 1884 and '85: ?Lord Wolseley inspecting the Guards Camel Corps at Dongola previous to their leaving for the Front.?; ?Colonel Maurice buying Camels at Assiout?; The Canadians with the Nile Expedition The Manitoba Boys at Breakfast 6am?; The Pioneers of the Nile Expedition leaving Sarras for Dal November 2nd 84?; ?Making the Mudir a Pacha, Lord Wolseley's arrival.?; ?'El Gemai' - starting point for Expedition putting Gear into Whalers?. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Ehrengabe, Sr. Durchlaucht, dem Reichskanzler Fürsten von Bismarck zu seinem 70. Geburtstage ehrfurchtsvoll gewidmet von Bewohnern der Stadt Crefeld.

      Krefeld, 1885. - 2 Blatt Drucktext und ca. 150 gedruckte Blatt mit Unterschriften, roter Samtband mit Goldschnitt, Vorderdeckel mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel "Dem Fürsten Reichskanzler" von Bewohnern der Stadt Crefeld" und aufgelegter Bordüre mit Silberprägung, 33 x 21,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben. Deckelbordüre teilweise abgelöst. Vgl. Friedrichs, Schriftstellerinnen 199 u. Pataky II, 22 f. In kleinster Auflage gedrucktes Widmungsgedicht der aus Krefeld stammenden Schriftstellerin Bertha Senotine Matthias, geb. Tendering (1835-1911). "Laßt uns hoch den Helden preisen,/ Der uns schuf das Deutsche Reich;/ Keiner von den Zeitgenossen/ Kommt dem großen Kanzler gleich.". Matthias' Tragödie "Chlodosinda" (1886) regte Prinzessin Elisabeth zu Wied zur eigenen schriftstellerischen Tätigkeitunter dem Pseudonym Carmen Sylva an. Beiliegt ein an Bismarck gerichtetes Schreiben von Berthas Ehegatten, dem Rechtsanwalt Friedrich Julius Matthias (1828-1905), in dem dieser im Namen des "hiesigen Lokal-Comites" die Übermittlung von 11461,54 Mark für ein "Ehrengeschenk" an das "Berliner Central-Comite" ankündigt. Auf den beigebundenen Blättern haben sich zahlreiche Krefelder Bürger mit Namen und Berufstand sowie der gespendeten Summe eingetragen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Avesta, die heiligen Bücher der Parsen, im Auftrag der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. I: Yasna; II: Vispered und Khorde Avesta; III: Vendidad. [THREE BOOKS IN ONE].

      Stuttgart, Kohlhammer, 1885-95.. Three books in five parts, bound in one volume. Royal quarto. I: Prolegomena. Pp. (ii) dedication leaf, lvi; II: Yasna. Pp. 239; III-IV: Vispered und Khorde Avesta. Pp. 31 (verso blank), one figure to text; (2), 35-277; V: Vendidad. Pp. 139, (2, verso blank) Nachträge und Verbesserungen. Plus 4 plates printed in tinted collotype on two leaves. Title printed in red and black and with allegorical engraved medallion. Three individual title-pages. Initials printed in red. Hardcover, bound in half calf and marbled boards customized for Xavier Tremblay with his name in gilt on spine, spine with raised bands between gilt rules, gilt lettering; cloth inner hinges; old institutional stamp to title, catalogue entry clip to paste-down. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Very scarce. The linguist Professor Xavier Tremblay (1971-2011) Copy, personalized by a customized binding bearing his name embossed in gilt on spine; by his elaborate calligraphed entry and signature to first paste-down; by his armorial bookplate to first free endpaper; by his round ink stamp to title; and by the inclusion of numerous manuscripts in his characteristic beautiful hand, as well as sporadic annotations to the text. The manuscripts, partly identified with his personal ink stamp, show elaborate schematic time lines in multiple colours, probably intended for publication, as well as general notes in Avestan. They are all loosely inserted, two are tipped-in. ~ Karl Friedrich Geldner (1853-1929) originally published this work in installments from 1885 to 1895; the Prolegomena and the General Title were issued upon completion. An English edition, "Avesta: The Sacred Books of the Parsis" was published simultaneously from 1885 to 1896, but with the exception of the last fascicle.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Chinese At Home and Abroad. Together with the Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, on the Condition of the Chinese Quarter of that City

      San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. A notorious anti-Chinese book, with a fold-out color map of vice in San Francisco's Chinatown. iii, 118, 114 pages, plus the exceedingly important and rather rare fold-out color map entitled 'Official Map of Chinatown in San Francisco' (21-3/4 by 8-1/2 inches). ***BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION*** Two books, separately paginated, in one, with a rather complex bibliography, to wit: The first part of this volume is an extended anti-Chinese diatribe, apparently printed only in this edition. The second book is a (re?)printing of a report issued by a special committee, headed by Farwell, of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, cataloguing the supposed harm inflicted on the city by its Chinese residents. That report was issued in three versions in 1885: 1) As a separate report '... on the Condition of the Chinese Quarter and the Chinese in San Francisco' dated July 20, 1885; 2) as part of a bound collection of Municipal Reports for the fiscal year 1884-1885; and 3) in the present volume, sometime after September 1885. The separate report and the collected reports version both included an appendix not present here. This version and the separate report appear to have been printed from the same plates; the collected version has a different pagination and typesetting. Textual differences may exist, but if so, they are small. The present volume includes a report on the Chinatown in Sacramento based on testimony given before state legislative committee in 1876. The testimony was published in Sacramento newspapers at the time (and perhaps in other cities as well); this may be the first book appearance of the committee hearing transcripts. All three versions of the San Francisco supervisor's report included the landmark 'official' map of Chinatown, which is really a documentation of vice, which were considered the same thing in 1885 San Francisco. The map is known in two variants. There is a large-scale version (62 by 140 cm), printed on two sheets, that is believed to have been issued separately. The smaller-scale issue, printed on one sheet and included in all three published versions of the reports, measures 22 by 54 cm. According to the map scholar David Rumsey, the smaller issue has one correction, correctly showing a Chinese house of prostitution where the separate map shows the location as a site of white prostitution. ***ABOUT THE AUTHOR*** Farwell arrived in San Francisco from Massachusetts in 1849, as part of a company that purchased a ship, filled it with supplies needed in the Gold Rush, and set sail for fortune and adventure. As was the case for many other entrepreneurs, selling supplies was more lucrative than panning for gold. Farwell settled in San Francsico and pursued a number of businesses. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1884 and served one term. ***ABOUT THE BOOK*** As members of the Supes, Farwell and fellow supervisor John E. Kunkler, headed a special committee that visited every address in Chinatown and produced a report on the vice found in the neighborhood. That report, while clearly biased, was essentially factual and contains considerable detail about the living conditions and culture of Chinese immigrants and their American-born children. In the first part of this volume, Farwell goes further. His aim is to 'expose...the vices, low grade of morality, cruelties, and all the general qualities which the [Chinese] race possess' and to '[prove] incontrovertibly, that the Chinese at home are a race unfit in every aspect of life to mingle with and exist among a Christian community' (p. 3-4). One wonders if Farwell wanted to include this material in the Board of Supervisors report and was prevented from doing so. Clearly his publisher, A. L. Bancroft, thought Farwell's personal views on the Chinese were the central element of the book. In advertisements run in newspapers throughout the Western United States, Bancroft described The Chinese At Home and Abroad in these terms: 'The Book of the Hour! Showing the peculiar characteristics of this repulsive people. It proves the appalling danger of retaining this heathen race among us' (See Nevada State Journal (Reno), March 5, 1886, and other dates and papers). ***ABOUT THE MAP*** Despite the considerable value of the text of the book, it is eclipsed by the map, which has attracted schlolary interest as well as popular fascination (it has been featured in Wired magazine and Slate, for example). The map identifies the kind of business located on the first floor of each building in San Francisco's Chinatown, calling out in color printing gambling dens, opium dens, joss houses, and Chinese prosititution, and white prostitution (the Board of Supervisors' Report blames the existance of white prostitution on the Chinese and while the existance of Chinese prostitution was used to condemn the entire Chinese population, the fact that white women also worked as prostitutes had nothing to do with their whiteness). It is one of the earliest maps of ethnicity and cartography scholars link it to efforts to map disease, in this case social ills (see for example Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown by Nayan Shah, pp. 37-44 etc.). First edition (first printing). A beautiful copy of a book often found well-worn. Spine ends bumped, old bookseller description affixed to front pastedown, else near fine, with the front board gilt still bright. Map also fine.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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