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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. - Asselin & Houzeau & Imprimerie Charaire & fils, Paris & Sceaux 1885-1888, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition per ogni volume. Il primo elemento è illustrato con 47 figure nel testo, il secondo comprende figura in testo. Il legame a bradel mezzo grigio percaline topo, liscio indietro, come parte lungo marrone dolore avente graffi, data e doppio oro filo coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, coperte conservati per ciascuno dei volumi, angoli superiori smussato. pastiglie stampate del Dr. Joseph Roussel sulle pagine di occhietto. Un nome scritto a penna testa di una guardia come un ex libris; sotto, il titolo del secondo lavoro, collegato in sequenza, è stato incluso nel turchese inchiostro. Piacevole stato interno. importante incontro di queste due opere rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.  

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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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        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

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1885. hardcover. fine. 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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Berlin. Oranienstr.131.

      - Aquarell u. Federzeichnung v. Paul Lothar Müller, dat. 1885, 26 x 24,5 (H) Thieme Becker Bd. XXV, S. 245. Müller war von 1886- 89 Schüler der Akademie. - Blick über ( teils schneebedeckte ) Dächer der Jacobi Kirche ("Stüler - Kirche" ), Oranienstr. 131.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy in the publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Contains the three first printing points: "Huck Decided" on p. 9; "Him and another Man" listed on p. 88; and "with the was" on p. 57. The other leaves were assembled at random and have no bearing on whether a copy is first or second printing, although variant states exist. A Very Good copy with front hinge professionally closed at the lower edge and one tear on the free end paper closed. Previous owner's name stamped on the paste-down. Light foxing and soiling throughout. BAL 3415. MacDonnell, 31. Recounting the adventures of Huckleberry Finn as he flees his own abusive father and aids Jim in his escape from slavery, Twain's novel has been praised for its "distinctly American voice," putting at its center two common people who find an uncommon friendship. "Today perhaps the novel's greatest significance lies in its conception of childhood, as a time of risk, discovery, and adventure. Huck is no innocent: He lies, steals, smokes, swears, and skips school. He accepts no authority, not from his father or the Widow Douglas or anyone else. And it is the twin images of a perilous, harrowing odyssey of adventure and perfect freedom from all restraints that so many readers find entrancing" (Mintz). A metaphor for a young and rebellious nation, as well as its individualist inhabitants, Huckleberry Finn defies genre by being simultaneously an adventure story, a road novel, a coming of age tale, an expression of nostalgia for the expansive natural spaces lost to industrialization, and an exploration of race and class. Listed on the American Scholar 100 Best American Novels and one of the 100 Best Novels Written in English. Very Good.

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        Adventure of Huckleberry Finn

      1885: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. Octavo, 366pp. Original green cloth publishers binding with gilt title on spine and gilt illustrations on cover. Tight binding with clean pages. 173 illustrations E. W. Kemble. Bumped edges on bottom of front cover, wear to top of spine. Contains first edition points, including "88" on page 13, misprint "was" for "saw" on page 57 and "decided" is uncorrected on page 9. Publication date of 1885 on title page, 1884 on copyright page. Overall an attractive copy.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      adventures of Huckleberry Finn. By mark twain 1885. The book is an overall great condition for its age. This item has been thoroughly inspected for accuracy. But condition very good shelfware, rubbing, no fraying at the spine, rounded corners, foxing, age toning. Charles L Webster and company. New York 1885 first addition/1st printing/mixed state illustration "him and another man" listed on page 88 with the was listed on page 57 illustration on 283 "with street fly" Page number 155 with the last 5 falling Below the linem.

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        La Grande Encyclopédie. Inventaire raisonné des Sciences, des Lettres, des Arts, par une société de savants et de gens de lettres en 31 volumes.

      H. Lamirault // Société anonyme de la Grande Encyclopédie, Paris - 1/2 reliure rouge très nombreuses figures dans le texte, cartes en couleurs sur double page, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, qqs coiffes abîmées, qqs mors abîmés et restaurés. Intérieur frais avec texte sur 2 colonnes. SD (1885-1902). Inventaire alphabétique conçu dans un esprit fortement historique des lettres, sciences et arts, en même temps qu'une mise au point de leur évolution dans le temps jusqu'aux manifestations de l'heure. Elle est abondamment fournie en biographies et fait peu de place aux activités politiques, économiques et pratiques. Elle marque le triomphe de la méthode historique contre laquelle le siècle suivant va réagir. Tomaison par ordre alphabétique : A - Alcada-de-Hénarès Fanum - Franco Alcala-la-réal - Animé Franco - Gonon Animisme - Arthur Gonsalve - Héron Artibonite - Baillie Héronas - Janicki Baillière - Belgiojoso Janiçon - Lemos Belgique - Bobineuse Lemot - Manzonni Bobino - Bricci Mao - Moisson Brice - Canarie Moissonneuse - Nord Canaries - Ceratosoma Nord - Part Cératospire - Chiem Parta - Poilpot Chien - Comédie Poincaré - Rabbin Comédie - Côtes Rabbinisme - Saas Cotesbach - Dellden Saavedra - Sigillaires Delle - Duègne Sigillateur - Thermopole Duel - Eoetvoes Thermophyle - Zyrmi Eole - Fanucci ENVOI GRATUIT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIES REVIVED

      1885 - In Three Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. 2 pp undated Vol III ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First Edition, which consisted of only 500 copies. These three volumes consist of fourteen tales that James had written some years earlier -- most from the 1870s, with some from the 1860s. Eight of them had been collected in America, either in A PASSIONATE PILGRIM (1875) or in THE AUTHOR OF BELTRAFFIO (1885, three months earlier). The other six appear here in book form for the first time: "A Day of Days," "A Landscape Painter," "Rose-Agathe," "Poor Richard," "Master Eustace" and "A Most Extraordinary Case." As James points out in his Vol I "Notice," ". these earlier stories have been in every case minutely revised and corrected -- many passages being wholly rewritten."~This set is in E&L's binding variant "a" (no priority) -- with the "V" no larger than the "OL" on the spines, and with dark brown coated endpapers. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine: there is minor wear in a few places along the volumes' joints (as usual -- the spines are wider on the shelf than the text blocks); a couple of the volumes have very slight bubbling of the cloth; and if one looks really closely one can see very faint evidence that lending library labels once adorned the front covers (true of most copies). It is an attractive set, with wear that is truly minor, and with the original endpapers in clean, un-cracked condition.~Supino 27.1.0; Edel & Laurence A27a; Blanck 10573; Sadleir 1290. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tombstone Democrat Collection of Ephemera

      A collection of ephemera from the Tombstone Democrat between the years 1885 and 1886. This set is composed of five letters in manuscript concerning the lease and monetary interest of the printing material and ownership of the Tombstone Democrat newspaper of Arizona. Four of the five letters measure between 8" x 12 ½" and 8 ½" x 14" and are lined, the fifth letter measuring 5" x 8 ½". Overall in very good condition with light wear and minor chipping. Items included in this set are as follows: 1) A letter composed by Batiesias, selling and transferring to D. Cohen, "1/12th undivided interest in certain printing materials." Printing materials included print, fixtures and lease used by Tomlinson & Brawley in the publication of the Tombstone Democrat. Dated to Jan. 1st 1886. Lined paper with Windsor Castle Papers watermark, content in black ink on one side in good condition with light soiling and toning, and light chipping were once folded. 2) Letter acknowledging advance payment for purchase of printing material. "The undersigned advance to Ridgley Tildeu the amount opposite our names for the purpose of buying material for a newspaper." Signed names include, James Coyle, John Smith, Summerfield (? ) , A. S. Jones, M. A. Smith, J. A. (? ) Jones, B. S. Pell, most written in ink and some in pencil. Following the signed names is written, "amounts paid on above + how expended." Names include, James Coyle, Jos. Paschuley (? ) , Summerfield Bros, A. S. Jones, B. L. Peel, D. Cohen, Bastiesias. Following that the word "Paid" and underneath "H. H. McNeil 500.00, Tildeu - Exp. To Phoenix 50.00, Freight 57.50." Lined paper with Windsor Castle Papers watermark, manuscript in black ink and content on one side. In good condition with light soiling and toning, and 1" tear at one fold. 3) Letter from Kales and Lewis Bankers to a B. A. Jiekas Esq. Of Tombstone. In manuscript, "We enclose shipping receipt of printing press. Also receipt of H. H. McNeil $500 asking our instructions of …. Yours truly, Kales + Lewis." Dated to Dec. 14th 1885. Letter measures 5" x 8 ½", has black lettering and design on letterhead, manuscript in black ink and content on one side. In very good condition and was at one time folded in half vertically. 4) Letter composed by H. J. Brawley dated to Dec. 22, 1886. Lined paper with watermark, manuscript in black ink and content on one side. Content reads: "I, H. J. Brawley, county of Cochise Territory of Arizona in consideration of the sum of one dollar (1.00) in hand paid by A. J. Jones, James Coyle & B. L. Peel…I hereby release and relinquish all my, and also all the interest of Wm. Tomlinson… to a certain lease dated to Jan 1st 1886, containing press, certain parts of type, type galleys and printing furniture." In very good condition with light soiling and toning, and light creasing to corners. 5) Letter containing a list of display type, a complete outfit for a printing establishment, undated. Some content listed includes 3 fonts nonpareil, one font Pica gothic, one font 2-line Pica, one font S. P. Italic, along with miscellaneous items such as 2 sets column rules, 1 roller mould and stock, glue kettle and ladle, 1 first-class hand press and more. Lined paper with manuscript in black ink, content on both sides. In very good condition with light soiling and toning at folds, light wear to all edges. This collection provides an interesting and informative look into the inner workings of a newspaper in an infamous town. .

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        Saint François d'Assise: Vie de Saint François, Saint François Après sa Mort

      XVI, 438 pp. treatise on the life, works and miracles of St. Francis, the history of his order and treatment of St. Francis in art, introduction by Pope Leo XIII, bibliographic notes, profusely illustrated, 35 plates. Lg. 4to. Boards. Paris (E. Plon, Nourrit) 1885.

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        FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS] MODERN PAINTERS (2 Volumes; Set)

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. 12mo. FINE BINDINGS WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS; 2 Volumes in full blue leather with school prize decoration stamped on each front board; one Fore-edge painting of Beddgelert Bridge in Snowdonia, Wales; the other is a fabulous image of W. S. Henson's design for an aerial steam carriage; digital photos available upon request. Very Good+ binding.

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        Tiryns

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1885 - Xiv, 385; Folding Frontispiece, Folding Map, Folding Plan, 27 Plates, A Number Folding, Many Chromolithographs, 177 Wood-Engraved Illustrations In Text. Original Dark Green Cloth, Ornately Gilt, Original Decorative Matching Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. 1885 Date On Title And Copyright Pages, First American Edition. Near Fine, All Gilt Is Complete And Brilliant, Minor Wear At Corners With Minor Invisible Repairs. Bookplate Of Henry L Sheldon Of Middlebury Vt. The Sheldon Museum, Archaeological And Historical Society Was Incorporated By The Legislature Of Vermont In 1882, Designed To Collect And Preserve Everything Indicated By Its Name; Late In The Nineteenth Century The Larger Library Was Dispersed]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rosa mystica

      first edition on plain paper.Binding in half red chagrin, back with five nerves adorned with golden florets, plates of marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, preserved cover, golden head on witnesses, Contemporary binding.Rare autograph autograph dedication of the author of Stanislas de Guaita to Eugène Vallée.Scattered foxing, handwritten signature of Eugène Vallée at the head of the first board as an ex-libris. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1885 12x18,5cm relié

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        Poèmes de la libellule

      first edition of the French translation prepared by Judith Gautier and for which it was not taken from large papers.Book illustrated with full-page drawings of Yamamoto.Binding in full ...Rare. Imprimerie Gillot s.l. (Paris) s.d. [1885] 24,5x32cm relié

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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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        A Child's Garden of Verse.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1885. Octavo (164 x 115 mm). Later pink morocco, raised bands to spine, ruling and title to spine in gilt, concentric ruling to covers in gilt, board edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, top edge gilt. With original spine and front cover bound in at rear. Bookplate of James Mann to front free endpaper. An insignificant dark spot to rear cover, a couple of dark marks to text block. Otherwise, a fine copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. From the library of English literary journalist and author Charles Whibley whose half-brother Fred had a curious link to Stevenson. A copra trader in Tuvalu, he married a local woman called Meri Matavaka. Meri's previous avaga (married one) had been Jack Buckland, whom Stevenson acknowledges as the inspiration for Tommy Hadden in The Wrecker (1892). Buckland became friends with Stevenson and Fanny Vandegrift Stevenson in 1890 when they were co-passengers on the trading cruise of the Janet Nicol from Sydney. In 1894 Buckland and Meri stayed with the Stevensons on Vailima in Samoa, where Stevenson died later the same year.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité d'analyse

      1885 - 7 volumes Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1885-1891, in-8, 7 volumes, demi-basane brune de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, Rare première édition. Hermann Laurent (1841-1908) fut un temps répétiteur et examinateur d'admission à l'École polytechnique (cf. DBF, XIX, 1412-13). Son traité d'analyse est capital. Il est divisé en deux grandes parties : 1. Le calcul différentiel (Tomes 1 et 2), qui comprend les applications analytiques et géométriques ; 2. Le calcul intégral (Tomes 3 à 7), qui comprend les intégrales définies et indéfinies, la théorie des fonctions algébriques et de leurs intégrales, les équations différentielles ordinaires, les équations différentielles partielles et les applications géométriques de la théorie des équations différentielles. Bon exemplaire, bien complet de ses nombreux feuillets d'errata. DSB VIII, 61-62. Poggendorff, IV, 844. Sotheran I, 2486. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Child's Garden of Verse.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1885 - Octavo (164 x 115 mm). Later pink morocco, raised bands to spine, ruling and title to spine in gilt, concentric ruling to covers in gilt, board edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, top edge gilt. With original spine and front cover bound in at rear. Bookplate of James Mann to front free endpaper. An insignificant dark spot to rear cover, a couple of dark marks to text block. Otherwise, a fine copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. From the library of English literary journalist and author Charles Whibley whose half-brother Fred had a curious link to Stevenson. A copra trader in Tuvalu, he married a local woman called Meri Matavaka. Meri's previous avaga (married one) had been Jack Buckland, whom Stevenson acknowledges as the inspiration for Tommy Hadden in The Wrecker (1892). Buckland became friends with Stevenson and Fanny Vandegrift Stevenson in 1890 when they were co-passengers on the trading cruise of the Janet Nicol from Sydney. In 1894 Buckland and Meri stayed with the Stevensons on Vailima in Samoa, where Stevenson died later the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs

      Leipzig: Druck von Metzger & Wittig, 1885. First edition offprint. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, EXCEEDINGLY RARE OFFPRINT IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, of Balmer's famous formula for the wavelengths of lines in the hydrogen spectrum which, in the hands of Niels Bohr, provided the experimental basis for the quantum theory of the atom. "What Balmer did is slightly incredible. Having at his disposal only the four frequencies measured by Ångström, he fitted them with a mathematical expression that predicts an infinity of lines - and his formula is in fact correct!" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, p. 142). Shortly after 7 February 1913, Bohr heard of the Balmer formula. "'As soon as I saw Balmer's formula, the whole thing was immediately clear to me.' This is what Bohr told Léon Rosenfeld, his later assistant and close collaborator" (Kragh, Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom, p. 56). "By 6 March [Bohr] had completed a paper containing its interpretation ['On the constitution of atoms and molecules']. That event marks the beginning of the quantum theory of atomic structure" (Pais, p. 144). "In the 1860s, shortly after the first quantitative measurements of spectral frequencies, a new game came to town, less ambitious than trying to find mechanisms for the origin of spectra: spectral numerology, the search for simple mathematical relations between observed frequencies. A textbook published in 1913, at practically the same time that Bohr interpreted the hydrogen spectrum, contains no less than twelve proposed spectral formulae. All these have long been forgotten except for one that will live forever: the Balmer formula for the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. "After receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics, Balmer became a teacher at a girl's school in Basel, and later also privatdocent at the university there. He was 'neither an inspired mathematician nor a subtle experimentalist, [but rather] an architect... [To him] the whole world, nature and art, was a grand unified harmony, and it was his aim in life to grasp these harmonic relations numerically.' In all he published three physics papers. The first two, completed at age 60, made him immortal...   "What Balmer did is slightly incredible. Having at his disposal only the four frequencies measured by Ångström, he fitted them with a mathematical expression that predicts an infinity of lines - and his formula is in fact correct! It reads in modernized notation vab = R(1/b2 - 1/a2) where the symbols have the following meaning. As usual, v stands for frequency. Each distinct pair of values for a and b denotes a distinct frequency. The index b takes on the values 1,2,3, … to infinity; a also runs through the integers but is always larger than b; R is a constant. Balmer found that he could fit the four Ångström lines very well if these are made to correspond to b =2 and a = 3,4,5,6, respectively, and if R (itself a frequency, a number of oscillations per second) is given the value R = 3.29163 x 1015 per second. Now, a century later, it is known that R = 3.28984186 x 1015 per second, which shows that Balmer's R value was correct to better than one part in a thousand. Having come that far, Balmer told the professor of physics at Basel University what he had found. This friend told him that actually another 12 lines were known from astronomical observations. Balmer quickly checked that these also fitted his formula, for a = 2, and b = 5 to 16. Whereupon he wrote his second physics paper, in which he stated that 'this agreement must be considered surprising to the highest degree'" (Pais, pp. 142-3). "Balmer's work served as a model for other series formulas, especially the more generalized formulas of Johannes Robert Rydberg (1854-1919), Heinrich Kayser (1853-1940), and Carl Runge (1856-1927)" (DSB). Balmer presented his work to the Basel Society of Natural Sciences on 25 June 1884, and it was published in two papers in the Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel, vol. 7, pp. 548-560 & 750-752. The offered paper in Annalen der Physik is a combined version of these two papers. It might be supposed that the Verhandlungen printings would have priority, but in fact the Annalen printing, in the May 1885 issue, appears to have been published first. Volume 7 of the Verhandlungen consist of three issues, dated 1882, 1884 and 1885, the last containing the two Balmer papers. The 1885 issue has no publication date, but it contains a list of lectures delivered at the Society up to July 8, 1885, strongly suggesting that it was published no earlier than that date. Moreover, as there is only one issue of the Verhandlungen dated 1885, it would be surprising if it were published so early in the year. Provenance: August Kundt (1839-94), physicist, signature ('Kundt') on front wrapper. Born at Schworin, Mecklenburg, Adolph Eduard Eberhard Kundt studied at Leipzig under Hankel, Bruhns and Neumann, and at Berlin under Encke and Förster, first devoting himself to astronomy. Entering the laboratory of Magnus, in 1864 he graduated with a thesis on the polarization of light. He became a Privat Docent in Berlin in 1867 and then was successively professor of physics at Zurich Federal Technical High School (1868), at Würzburg (1870), and at Strasburg (1872), where he took a prominent part in the organization of the new university; of this he became rector in 1877. Finally, in 1888, he was chosen to succeed Helmholtz in the chair of experimental physics and as director of the Physical Institute at Berlin. His original researches were mainly in the domains of light and sound. By an ingenious method, now known as 'Kundt's tube,' he was able to determine the velocity of sound in various gases. In light, he made inquiries into the problems of anomalous dispersion by liquids and gases and by very thin metallic films. He us also known for 'Kundt's phenomenon,' the rotation observed, under the influence of a magnetic field, of the plane of polarization of light in certain gases. Leipzig: Druck von Metzger & Wittig, 1885. Offprint from Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Neue Folge Band XXV, pp. 80-87. Octavo (217 x 143 mm), original printed wrappers, very light wear to extremities otherwise fine, pp. [79:blank, 80] 81-87 [88:blank]. Extremely rare: OCLC/KVK locates copies of this offprint at Hamburg, Basel, Indiana, Caltech and Florida. We are not aware of any other copy having appeared on the market.

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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux. Préface de Guy de Maupassant. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir.

      Paris: Librairie Artistique - H. Launette, 1885 - Edition de grand luxe tirée à 165 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci exemplaire hors-commerce sur Japon, (HC 3), grand in-4; xx, [iv], 203p., [4p.]; 12 planches hors-texte gravées à l"eau-forte par Louis Ruet d"après Maurice Leloir; vignettes à chaque page, encadrements, culs-de-lampe. Reliure de Bretault en demi-maroquin rouge à grands coins, dos à nerfs, plats et gardes marbrées, tranche supérieure dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées. Exemplaire offert par Maurice Leloir à sa mère avec envoi "à ma bonne Maman affectueux hommage de son tout dévoué Maurice Leloir 1885". Délicieux ouvrage finement illustré par Leloir. Vicaire VI, 819. Carteret III, 505: "Un des beaux livres de la période romantique." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Child's Garden of Verses.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1885. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, bevelled boards, publisher's device to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine rolled and faded along joints, light scuffing to extremities, endpapers toned. An excellent copy. First edition. The title page states "Second Edition" but this is the second printing. This copy is inscribed by the author's mother, Margaret Isabella Stevenson, "Norman Tennant, with love from M. I. Stevenson May 1886". Tennant's ownership stamp is found below. Margaret was also the subject of a poem in this collection, "To My Mother".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Prachtvolle, geprägte Ledermappe mit Huldigung der Schlierseer an den Kanzler Bismarck, mit grosser Original-Zeichnung von Joseph Wopfner. "Seiner Durchlaucht dem Reichskanzler Fürsten Otto von Bismarck zum 70 Geburtstage". "

      Schliersee, 1885. - circa 45 x 32 cm. 4 Blatt mit Federzeichnung von Joseph Wopfner, Namensverzeichnis der Beiträger und Signatur des Bürgermeisters "Blindgeprägte braune Schweinsledermappe über Holzdeckeln (46,5 x 33,5 cm), Vorderdeckel mit Wappen, darüber Prägung: "Aus Schliersee" Zu Bismarcks siebzigstem Geburtstag von der Gemeinde Schliersee gestiftete Mappe mit Glückwünschen, der Erklärung, man habe bei dem Anlass eine Eiche gepflanzt, dann einem langen Namensverzeichniss der Schlierseer Honorationen (von einem Schreiber), Stempel der Gemeinde Schliersee und eigenhändiger Unterschrift des Bürgermeisters Sebastian Eham. Die Glückwunschadresse in Schwarz und Rot auf Bütten gedruckt. 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. - Mit grosser Zeichnung von dem österreichischer Landschaftsmaler Joseph Wopfner (1843-1927), der vor allem für seine Gemälde aus dem Chiemgau bekannt wurde und heute besonders als Chiemseemaler in Erinnerung bleibt. Die Federzeichnung gibt eine Blick über den Ort mit der Kirche auf den ganzen See, im Vordergrund ist ein kleiner Bach und eine Eiche auf einem Hügel, unter der ein Bayer und sein Hund sitzen. - Leicht stockfleckig, Mappe an den Ecken etwas beschabt, aber sehr dekorativ. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LA DECORATION ARABE. Extraits du grand ouvrage "L'Art Arabe" di Prisse D'Avesnes, choisis, classés et arrangés par les Editeurs.

      Savoy & C, 1885. In folio (mm. 398x280), mz. marocch. coevo, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. (8) di Indice e descrizione dei vari tipi di decorazioni. Magnifica raccolta di 110 tavole in cromolitografia (le ultime 9 sono in b.n.) relative a "décors muraux, plafonds, mosaiques, dallages, boiseries, vitraux, étoffes, tapis, reliures, faiences, ornements divers", dal XII al XVIII secolo. Esemplare ben conservato. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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