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        TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND UNSEEN: THE OPEN DOOR; OLD LADY MARY.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,. 1885. original decorated blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gray, spine panel stamped in brown, black coated endpapers.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Early gift. inscription dated 12 January 1885 on half title page. Spine lean,. cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, cloth stained and soiled,. hairline cracks along inner hinges, still a sound reading copy. A. very scarce book. (#150925). First edition. Collects "The Open Door" and "Old Lady Mary," two fine ghostly tales. "The Open Door," was praised by M. R. James who considered it to be one of the "really good ghost stories I know wherein the elements of beauty and pity dominate terror." "Much stronger than the Little Pilgrim stories, these melancholy tales of unease offer a subtle sense of desolation which stands at one extreme of the Victorian ghost story spectrum, the other being occupied by shocking accounts of supernatural vengeance." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-75. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 141. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1256. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 266-67. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 11. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 308-09. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-186. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 395. Reginald 10970. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)...by Mark Twain. With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations.

      Small 4to. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Small 4to., 366 pp., 174 b&w illustrations including frontispiece, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Original library sheep binding expertly rebacked, with title labels to backstrip on red and black morocco. Corners rubbed, minor scattered foxing and chipping, otherwise a nice copy of a scarce binding issue. Ink inscription on front endpaper by the original owner, dated March 12, 1885. First American edition, with the following typographical points: title leaf state three (state one appears only in the prospectus and advance sheets): conjugate. Page 13, first state: the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is incorrectly listed as at page 88. Page 57 first state: the eleventh line from the bottom reads "...with the was..." Page 238 fourth state: the leaf is conjugate with leaf 183, the engraving has been redone, the line indicating the fly on Silas Phelps's trousers is almost straight. Page 155 state 1(2?): with the final five lacking in page number. Second state of the portrait frontispiece. This copy is among the earliest recorded ownership inscriptions, and precedes any known copies inscribed by the author. BAL 3415.

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        Pl. 120 Ukiuki

       An extremely detailed hand-colored lithograph of a native Hawaiian flower by Mrs. Francis SInclair, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1885. Overall this print measures 10.4X14.5". This print is of superior quality, and in good condition with bright crisp paper and radiant coloring. Some foxing, staining and creasing in margins.Isabella McHutcheson moved to Hawaii after her marriage in 1863 to her cousin Francis Sinclair. Their family were the first European settlers to live on the island of Ni`ihau. Isabella was the niece of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair who had famously bought the island of Niihau from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 in gold in 1864. Isabella was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1840 and from a very young age she showed a real artistic proclivity. Part of her childhood was spent in New Zealand where she first acquired an interest in botany as well. During the years that her husband Frank ran the family ranch, Isabella Sinclair occupied her time collecting botanical specimens, painting watercolor sketches of the plants, and preparing a collection that eventually became a book: "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." She took a specific interest in the plant life of the Waimea and Olokele regions which she compared to the New Zealand species she was familiar with. She painted a series of watercolors and identified each specimen with its botanical name (provided by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker), natural habitat setting, Native Hawaiian name and blossoming period. This book was the first in existence to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants. With 44 color plates in all the book was an exquisite cross section of  Native plants. 

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        [Poster] Kathryn Kidder as Wanda in "Nordeck."

      Buffalo: The Courier Lith. Co., 1885. First edition. A very good copy, restored at top edge, text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Three portraits of the young Belle Époque actress Kathryn Kidder, flanked by four full length photographs of her in costume, taken by Napoleon Sarony, the greatest photographer of the American theater. Frank Mayo and John G. Wilson's play, based on "Vineta, the Phantom City" a translation of a novel by E. Werner, opened in 1884 in Chicago with Laura Don as Wanda, but when Don left for California, Kidder was given the role as the play moved to New York and Mayo went all out to promote her. Kathryn Kidder (1867-1839) was born In Newark or Evanston, Ill (various reports) and was privately educated until she attended the North Western Female College (where Emma Willard received her degree). Her early rise was described in 1885 at the time of this poster: "Frank Mayo meantime had heard of this promising pupil, and at once hunted her up, with a view to offering her the character of the Countess Wanda in his play of 'Nordeck.' After a careful study of the character and its possibilities, she accepted Mr. Mayo's offer, and spoke of the character to a friend in these words: 'It is a part I would have chosen if I had been consulted, and given my choice; and, whatever the future may bring, much shall be ascribed to the very fortunate opportunity afforded me in the character of the lovely Countess Wanda.' This character in 'Nordeck' is indeed lovely, as Miss Kidder says. The author has suggested a character that is quite ideal, and the young actress has clothed it with life and naturalness while portraying the romantic possibilities of the creation with all the enthusiasm of a young girl in the first flower of fulfillment. And it is not too much to say that the character of Wanda is due largely to Miss Kidder's efforts, whether unaided or otherwise; for her lines allow rather than demand the character that she portrays. Miss Kidder is tall, with a bright rather than simply beautiful face, a figure that is willowy and lithe, and motions that are at one and the same time impetuous and graceful. She realizes and feels as well as looks the young and impulsive character..." (Folio, Boston, vol. xxvii, June 1885, pp. 222-3). Afterwards she followed this with several Shakespeare seasons, playing Ophelia, Desdemona, Hermione and Perdita, Lady Macbeth, then Madame Sans-Gene; further Shakespeare revivals and old English comedy; School for Scandal, The Rivals, The Country Girl, then Salambo of Flaubert, and following this several modern plays, including The Embarrassment of Riches (Wallack's); The Woman of Impulse (Herald Square); and The Glass House." She had her own production company, wrote 'The Heart of her husband a domestic drama in three acts and two scenes', helped fund-raise for Women's Suffrage, and was married to Louis Kaufman Anspacher, an American playwright and director. Rare. OCLC and other databases show no copies of this nor any other posters for Nordeck nor for Kidder. The Library of Congress has an archive of her scrapbooks of news clippings relating to her stage career 1883-1909 and the NYPL has a promptbook of her play.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer's Companion).

      Charles L. Webster and Company 1885 - Original green pictorial cloth with black and gilt. BAL 3415. Housed in a green, quarter Morocco clamshell case. Rebacked and spine darkened with light rubbing to extremities. Foxing to frontispiece and tissue guard. Contemporary ownership signature on front flyleaf, dated Nov 6th, 1885. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAP OF ABILENE....PUBLISHED BY LOUIS C. WISE & Co....GENERAL AGENTS FOR LANDS IN NORTHWEST TEXAS. CONTROL OVER 500 LOTS IN ALL PARTS OF ABILENE. CHOICE LANDS NEAR TOWN

      Abilene, Tx.: Louis C. Wise & Co. (but lithographed by Clarke and Courts, Galveston), 1885. Lithographed map, 27 x 24 inches. Minor edge wear, some soft creases. Very good. A rare map of Abilene, Texas, quite likely the earliest large map of the city. Abilene, some 180 miles west of Dallas, was established in 1881 by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, and it was promoted as the future great city of west Texas. By 1883 it became the seat of Taylor County, replacing Buffalo Gap, which had been passed over by the railroad. This map, which is undated but likely produced circa 1885, shows the rapid growth of the city. The map was drawn by A.H. Kirby and compiled by Kirby and County Surveyor J.A. Thomas. It is highly detailed, showing hundreds of lots available in the city from Louis C. Wise & Company (successor to Holt & Wise), the largest land agent in Abilene. A table provides the names of several land owners, with numbers corresponding to lots and blocks on the map. The map also gives street names, the route of the Texas & Pacific Railroad, the location of the stock pens near the train depot, and the paths of three creeks. Louis Wise was one of the earliest residents of Abilene. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1864 and following the Civil War went to Mexico as an engineer on the survey of the Vera Cruz and Mexico Railroad. Wise came to Texas in 1866, was employed as a draftsman in the state land office in Austin, and settled in Abilene when the town was founded. This map was printed by the Galveston lithographic firm of Clarke & Courts, which brought the first lithographic press to Texas in 1877. OCLC locates five copies, at Yale (two copies), Southern Methodist University, the Library of Congress, and the University of Texas at Arlington. OCLC 78372731, 81463312.

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        [Klemming] Hymni, sequentiæ et piæ cantiones in regno Sueciæ olim usitatæ.

      Sancti Sueciæ. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1885. 12:o. (6),VIII,38,38a-b,39-178,(4) s. + Piae cantiones. S. Trinitas. Iesus Christus. S. Spiritus. S. Maria. Collectionum nostri aevi supplementum e fontibus sveticis depromtum. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1886. 12:o. (5,1 blank),70,70a-b,71-192,(2) s. + Piae cantiones. In regno Sueciae olim usitatae. Sancti exteri. Collectionum nostri aevi supplementum e fontibus sveticis depromtum. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1887. 12:o. (2 blanka,3,1 blank,1,1 blank),182,(3,1 blank),48a-d,74a-m,89a-b,139a-b,165a-c s. + Cantiones morales scholasticæ historicæ in regno Sueciæ olim usitatæ. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & filii, 1887. 12:o. (1,1 blank,1,1 blank),124,(1,1 blank,1) s. Fyra mycket eleganta röda marokängbd med upphöjda bind och rik blindpressad dekor på rygg och pärmar samt inre blindpressade denteller (Hedberg). Hela guldsnitt. Omslagen medbundna. Pärmarna med stora riksvapnet som centralmotiv och Latinska sånger präglat i guld. Med Arvid och Rosa Hernmarcks guldpressade pärmexlibris fint placerade på marmorerade lappar på insidorna av respektive frampärm. Vacker svit. Bibliographia Klemmingiana s. 34-36. Omslagen med titeln: "Latinska sånger fordom använda i svenska kyrkor, kloster och skolor" och sista delen: "Latinska sånger från Sveriges medeltid". Sammanställda av G. E. Klemming och bekostade av bland andra Paul Riant och Gustaf Holdo Stråle, till vilka volymerna är dedicerade. Den första delen trycktes i 500 exemplar, de följande tre i 250 exemplar vardera. Mycket fint formgivna och tryckta. Titelbladen tryckta i rött och svart vilka dessutom är inramade av en röd och grön bård. Kapitlen ofta inledda med tryckta vinjetter och texten med röda anfanger och genomgående inramad av röda linjer. Även någon detalj i guldtryck förekommer. Innehållet är en sammanställning av latinska medeltidshymner funna under forskningar i de svenska medeltidshandskrifterna, bland annat återfinns ett flertal rörande den heliga Birgitta.

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        Paul Meyerheim: Die Dompteuse (Originalzeichnung)

      1885 - Gouache auf Papier 35,5 x 51,5 cm Rechts unten signiert Ausstellungen: Münchner Jahresausstellung 1889 Dresden Aquarell-Ausstellung 1890 Lichtenberg’s Dresdner Salon 1893 Wiener Internationale Kunstausstellung 1894 Provenienz: Sammlung Herrmann Hugo Zwillenberg (1885-1966) Nachkommen Hugo Zwillenberg (bis 2016) Literatur: Friedrich von Boetticher: Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts. Band II, Seite 50, Nr. 39 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Hand-Atlas des Königreichs Württemberg in 63 Blättern. Enthaltend die einzelnen Oberämter je auf einem Blatt nebst einer Übersichtskarte der Kreise und Oberämter und einem vollständigen Ortsregister. Maßstab 1:150.000. 2.Aufl.

      Schweizerbart, Stgt. 1885, 2. Auflage. Mit 63 schönen flächen-kolorierten Karten (so cplt,). Quer-4 16 S. Text u. 63 S. Karten Hldr.d.Zt. unter Verwendung des OU. Einband fleckig, Kanten etwas berieben, auf den Einband aufgeklebtes Titelblatt selbst nachgedunkelt, aber intakt und ohne Einrisse. Alle mehrfarbigen Karten vorhanden (!) und in tadellosem Zustand. Sehr seltener württembergischer Oberamts-Katalog. Gerne senden wir auf Anfrage ein Foto. Details zu den Karten auf Anfrage.

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        Vue générale de Zurich prise de la Weid. Handkolorierte Panorama-Ansicht in Aquatinta gestochen. (Bild: 38,6x59,8 cm, Platte: 51x69 cm, Blatt: 63x81 cm).

      Zürich, Heinrich Appenzeller, 1884/1885. - Handkolorierte Originalausgabe einer der schönsten Ansichten der Stadt Zürich aus der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die sich durch grösstmögliche Genauigkeit auszeichnende Vedute nahm der Zürcher Zeichner und Kupferstecher H. Siegfried (1814-1889) vom Garten des 1878 eröffneten Restaurants auf der Waid am Geissberg mit Blick über die Stadt und den See auf die Alpen auf. Die historisch bedeutungsvolle Momentaufnahme der sich wegen der prosperierenden Industrie um diese Zeit schnell ausbreitenden Stadt zeigt "noch sehr vieles auf, was an längst vergangene Zeit erinnert" (Pietro Maggi). Die Eisenbahn nach Winterthur führt noch über die heutige Röntgenstrasse; während die rechtsufrige Seebahn noch gar nicht existierte, führt die linksufrige Bahn noch weitgehend über unbebautes Gelände und oberirdisch, bis sie beim heutigen Ulmberg-Strassentunnel für kurze Zeit verschwindet; das erst 1897 fertig gestellte Schweizerische Landesmuseum fehlt natürlich noch; ebenso die heutige Universität, die damals noch vorläufig im südlichen Flügel des Polytechnikums (heute ETH) untergebracht war; die später eingemeindeten Dörfer Wipkingen (vorne links) und Wiedikon (hinten) stehen noch teilweise im freien Gelände und unterhalb des Hauptbahnhofs gibt es noch keine grosse Strassenbrücke, auch die Quaibrücke war noch nicht gebaut" (Pietro Maggi im Kommentar zum Neudruck der erhaltenen Kupferplatte von 1997). Das Künstlerlexikon von Carl Brun, der das Blatt als eine von Siegfrieds reifsten Werken bezeichnet, datiert um 1870/75, die Baudaten einiger sicher identifizierbaren Bauwerke lassen aber nur den Schluss zu, dass Siegfried diese Ansicht 1884 oder im Frühjahr 1885 bei Heinrich Appenzeller in kleiner Auflage drucken liess. - (Wenige Knitterspuren).

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        JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES

      1885. [JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES] Kobunsha. THE FIRST 13 VOLUMES OF THE JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES. This set of the series was published by the Hasegawa family when they were known as Kobunsha, working from an address in Minami Saegicho, Tokyo, their first address. The series began in 1885, printed on plain, uncreped paper and hence a bit larger than the creped versions, approximately 18.1 x 12.3 cm. The very first issues of the first few volumes had romanized Japanese language titles and no series volume number. Later volumes from the series had romanized titles first, as do several of the volumes from this set: NEDZUMI NO YOME-IRI (#6), KOBUTORI (#7), YAMATO NO OROCHI (#9) - MOMOTARO, URASHIMA and KACHIKACHI YAMA seem to be quite early appearances as they do not have "englished" titles as in later printings. Indeed, the first volume MOMOTARO, without any indication of a series number, is very early, indeed. The first illustration in THE CUB'S TRIUMPH (#12) is of a norimono with a moveable flap that, when lifted, reveals the fox cub within. All of these are early printings from the 1880s and very difficult to assemble as a set as such. They all have a bit of cover and content wear and some edgewear, as well. The plain-paper back cover of #4 is edge chipped and has been laid down. The collection is housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        Novels of George Eliot

      Blackwood, Edinburgh 1885 - 7 vols. Mixed edition. c.1885. Contemporary half calf. Dunedin School library stamp on front board. A handsome looking set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poster] Kathryn Kidder as Wanda in "Nordeck."

      The Courier Lith. Co., Buffalo 1885 - Three portraits of the young Belle Époque actress Kathryn Kidder, flanked by four full length photographs of her in costume, taken by Napoleon Sarony, the greatest photographer of the American theater. Frank Mayo and John G. Wilson's play, based on "Vineta, the Phantom City" a translation of a novel by E. Werner, opened in 1884 in Chicago with Laura Don as Wanda, but when Don left for California, Kidder was given the role as the play moved to New York and Mayo went all out to promote her. Kathryn Kidder (1867-1839) was born In Newark or Evanston, Ill (various reports) and was privately educated until she attended the North Western Female College (where Emma Willard received her degree). Her early rise was described in 1885 at the time of this poster: "Frank Mayo meantime had heard of this promising pupil, and at once hunted her up, with a view to offering her the character of the Countess Wanda in his play of 'Nordeck.' After a careful study of the character and its possibilities, she accepted Mr. Mayo's offer, and spoke of the character to a friend in these words: 'It is a part I would have chosen if I had been consulted, and given my choice; and, whatever the future may bring, much shall be ascribed to the very fortunate opportunity afforded me in the character of the lovely Countess Wanda.' This character in 'Nordeck' is indeed lovely, as Miss Kidder says. The author has suggested a character that is quite ideal, and the young actress has clothed it with life and naturalness while portraying the romantic possibilities of the creation with all the enthusiasm of a young girl in the first flower of fulfillment. And it is not too much to say that the character of Wanda is due largely to Miss Kidder's efforts, whether unaided or otherwise; for her lines allow rather than demand the character that she portrays. Miss Kidder is tall, with a bright rather than simply beautiful face, a figure that is willowy and lithe, and motions that are at one and the same time impetuous and graceful. She realizes and feels as well as looks the young and impulsive character." (Folio, Boston, vol. xxvii, June 1885, pp. 222-3). Afterwards she followed this with several Shakespeare seasons, playing Ophelia, Desdemona, Hermione and Perdita, Lady Macbeth, then Madame Sans-Gene; further Shakespeare revivals and old English comedy; School for Scandal, The Rivals, The Country Girl, then Salambo of Flaubert, and following this several modern plays, including The Embarrassment of Riches (Wallack's); The Woman of Impulse (Herald Square); and The Glass House." She had her own production company, wrote 'The Heart of her husband a domestic drama in three acts and two scenes', helped fund-raise for Women's Suffrage, and was married to Louis Kaufman Anspacher, an American playwright and director. Rare. OCLC and other databases show no copies of this nor any other posters for Nordeck nor for Kidder. The Library of Congress has an archive of her scrapbooks of news clippings relating to her stage career 1883-1909 and the NYPL has a promptbook of her play. A very good copy, restored at top edge, text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Report of the Lieutenant General of the Army to the Secretary of War 1885

      Government Printing Office 1885 - Washington, 1885. 8vo, half polished calf over marbled paper, 158 pp. A scarce title, with reports from Generals Terry and Howard. With much material on Native Americans. A fine copy with fine contents and binding, and folding chart in fine condition as well. A scarce Western document, not listed in OCLC. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle: Vols. I-XIII

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1885. Hardcover. First edition. No dust jacket. A comprehensive catalogue of 19th century prints and printmakers in France. A very good quality rebinding in red cloth, with gilded spine labels. 13-volume set with 4 supplements presented in catalogue sequence. This is actually a 12-volume set; the 38 engraved frontispieces are bound separately as a 13th volume and were offered to subscribers of the complete book. One or two minor marks on boards. One or two slight bumps on leading corners. Some rubbing on spine labels. Minor label residue on FEP of Vol. I. Pages are lightly tanned and have one or two foxing marks. Binding is sound, and the contents are clear throughout. AF. hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        [Poster] Kathryn Kidder as Wanda in "Nordeck."

      Buffalo: The Courier Lith. Co., 1885. First edition. A very good copy, restored at top edge, text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Three portraits of the young Belle Époque actress Kathryn Kidder, flanked by four full length photographs of her in costume, taken by Napoleon Sarony, the greatest photographer of the American theater. Frank Mayo and John G. Wilson's play, based on "Vineta, the Phantom City" a translation of a novel by E. Werner, opened in 1884 in Chicago with Laura Don as Wanda, but when Don left for California, Kidder was given the role as the play moved to New York and Mayo went all out to promote her. Kathryn Kidder (1867-1839) was born In Newark or Evanston, Ill (various reports) and was privately educated until she attended the North Western Female College (where Emma Willard received her degree). Her early rise was described in 1885 at the time of this poster: "Frank Mayo meantime had heard of this promising pupil, and at once hunted her up, with a view to offering her the character of the Countess Wanda in his play of 'Nordeck.' After a careful study of the character and its possibilities, she accepted Mr. Mayo's offer, and spoke of the character to a friend in these words: 'It is a part I would have chosen if I had been consulted, and given my choice; and, whatever the future may bring, much shall be ascribed to the very fortunate opportunity afforded me in the character of the lovely Countess Wanda.' This character in 'Nordeck' is indeed lovely, as Miss Kidder says. The author has suggested a character that is quite ideal, and the young actress has clothed it with life and naturalness while portraying the romantic possibilities of the creation with all the enthusiasm of a young girl in the first flower of fulfillment. And it is not too much to say that the character of Wanda is due largely to Miss Kidder's efforts, whether unaided or otherwise; for her lines allow rather than demand the character that she portrays. Miss Kidder is tall, with a bright rather than simply beautiful face, a figure that is willowy and lithe, and motions that are at one and the same time impetuous and graceful. She realizes and feels as well as looks the young and impulsive character..." (Folio, Boston, vol. xxvii, June 1885, pp. 222-3). Afterwards she followed this with several Shakespeare seasons, playing Ophelia, Desdemona, Hermione and Perdita, Lady Macbeth, then Madame Sans-Gene; further Shakespeare revivals and old English comedy; School for Scandal, The Rivals, The Country Girl, then Salambo of Flaubert, and following this several modern plays, including The Embarrassment of Riches (Wallack's); The Woman of Impulse (Herald Square); and The Glass House." She had her own production company, wrote 'The Heart of her husband a domestic drama in three acts and two scenes', helped fund-raise for Women's Suffrage, and was married to Louis Kaufman Anspacher, an American playwright and director. Rare. OCLC and other databases show no copies of this nor any other posters for Nordeck nor for Kidder. The Library of Congress has an archive of her scrapbooks of news clippings relating to her stage career 1883-1909 and the NYPL has a promptbook of her play.

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        Lansium Domesticum [Langsat or Duku]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, 1885. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from some light foxing. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. The Langsat or Duku is a fruit tree that is commonly found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. This elegant print depicts the tree's fruit, which Hoola Van Hooten describes as being "wholesome and refreshing, pleasant to the taste and slightly aromatic." Still in her early twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, where he died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature , the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants? have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87.

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        Poinciana Regia [Royal Poinciana]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, 1885. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Native to Madagascar, the ornamental Royal Poinciana tree is widely cultivated in tropical countries for its stunning bright orange and flame-red blossoms. It is also frequently referred to as the Flamboyant Tree, so-called because of its large, colourful flowers. Still in her twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, from Belgium where he soon died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature , the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants... have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87.

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        Manuscript letter book Brown and Bolton Company and F. M. Brown and Company. Textiles

      F. M. Brown & Company, New Haven 1885 - quarto, letter copy book from the days when business and personal letter often had manuscript copies on thin paper in a book. The covers are detached but present. 496 page book of letter copies- only a few unused pages. There is an index at the front where names of correspondents are listed for each letter page. Moste letters near the front are signed "Brown & Bolton Co." while toward the back half they are signed "F. M. Brown & Co." While we don't know much about Brown and Bolton, The F. M. Brown company advertsed textiles and other imported goods a bit later in the 1890's. Most letters are business letters with some about unpaid bills and threats to blacklist the person for failure to pay, a small number appear to be personal letters - one about children misbehaving another about getting a crayon portrait made. There are pencil notes from a previous owner on the front free endpaper stating that the book belonged to D. S. Gamber (name difficult to read) who worked for Brown and Bolton, but we did not spot his signature with that name in the contents. The binding is poor due to detached covers, the contents generally good, many pages are also detached, some with frayed edges, browning, corners folded, but overall, contents are a good collection of business letters from a purveyor of textiles in the 1880's USA. Note: due to size and weight, overseas shipping may be more expensive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pl. 120 Ukiuki

      published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1885 - An extremely detailed hand-colored lithograph of a native Hawaiian flower by Mrs. Francis SInclair, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1885. Overall this print measures 10.4X14.5". This print is of superior quality, and in good condition with bright crisp paper and radiant coloring. Isabella McHutcheson moved to Hawaii after her marriage in 1863 to her cousin Francis Sinclair. Their family were the first European settlers to live on the island of Ni`ihau. Isabella was the niece of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair who had famously bought the island of Niihau from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 in gold in 1864. Isabella was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1840 and from a very young age she showed a real artistic proclivity. Part of her childhood was spent in New Zealand where she first acquired an interest in botany as well. During the years that her husband Frank ran the family ranch, Isabella Sinclair occupied her time collecting botanical specimens, painting watercolor sketches of the plants, and preparing a collection that eventually became a book: "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." She took a specific interest in the plant life of the Waimea and Olokele regions which she compared to the New Zealand species she was familiar with. She painted a series of watercolors and identified each specimen with its botanical name (provided by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker), natural habitat setting, Native Hawaiian name and blossoming period. This book was the first in existence to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants. With 44 color plates in all the book was an exquisite cross section of Native plants. Some foxing/staining and creasing. Some additional marks and tape residue in margins.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1885 - Pp. x, 101. Blue, silk-grained cloth boards with bevelled edges, 'The Sign of the Ship' gilt-stamped to upper left of front cover, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Very, very slight soiling to covers with just a bit of rubbing to the joints, spine ends, and tips, front free endpapers tanned as usual, edges a bit dusty, interior clean and bright. A lovely, collectible copy. Prideaux 14. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE

      The Century Company, F. Warne and Co., New York, London 1885 - TWO VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. The bound issues from November 1884 to October 1885. Volumes 29 aqnd 30, or New Series 7 and 8. Replete with article, excerpts, poetry, topics of the day. Volume XXIX contains several early excerpts from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The editor of the magazine had hoped to publish the entire novel serially but Twain was not receptive. The excerpts contain E.W. Kemble's illustrations. Also an article by Theodore Roosevelt, "Still-Hunting the Grizzly". Articles on Civil War battles and leaders, an interview with General Robert E. Lee, among many other "goodies". Illustrated throughout. 960,960pp. Size: Large, Thick Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Negro in the American Rebellion, His Heroism and his Fidelity

      A. G. Brown & Co., Boston 1885 - "New Edition" 1885. Black cloth boards with faded gilt title on spine. Top coners and spine ends rubbed. Front and back fep's cleanly separated and laid in. Front fep has PO name and date (7-15-89). PO name on inside front paste down. Book is tight and square. Pages toned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1885 - First edition. Wrappered issue. A short tear at the edge of the spine, slightly cocked, and some scattered foxing, else a very good plus copy, housed in a custom chemise, which bears the bookplate of an important collector of modern literature, Oliver Brett, Lord Esher. A nice copy of a fragile volume. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida

      New York: Thomas R. Knox & Co, 1885. First edition. Frontispiece & 15 plates. xv, [i], 441 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Original blindstamped pictorial cloth, spine gilt, a touch of wear to the extremities but a fine copy. First edition. Frontispiece & 15 plates. xv, [i], 441 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo. "An ornately wordy account, filled with ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase. Gives very detailed descriptions of soial conditions in the places visited" (Toy). Mcquade's account of the Montauk's cruise from New York to the Caribbean, which included stops at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacoa, Jamaica, Cuba, and Florida. Tipped in at the front free endpaper is a bifolium of mourning stationery titled "Finis", commemorating the death Commodore Platt. Dated December 17, 1884. Morris and Howland confirm that this "Finis" is not present in all copies. Toy, 1057; Morris & Howland, p 92

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Chansons

      First edition.Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments (a little rubbed) spotted in gilt and with gilt fillets, a small lack to edge of head-piece, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Rare autograph inscription signed and dated by Jean-Baptiste Clément : "A un artiste qui n'est pas comme tant d'autres : au citoyen Joseph Ferdinand Bernard. Paris Montmartre [To an artist who is not like so many others: to citizen Joseph Ferdinand Bernard. Paris Montmartre]."Occasional spotting, two marginal stains to final pages of contents and errata leaf at end. Imprimerie Georges Robert & Cie Paris 1885 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands : Forty-Four Plates Painted in Water-Colours and Described

      Sampson Low, London 1885 - pp [8], 44 chromolithographed full page plates with letterpress. Original gilt-decorated cloth, expertly recased, some discolouration to cloth. All edges gilt. Inscribed with the author's kind regards and again to the next recipient on the title page. [NatHist & Sc181]. A very good, complete copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Castle of Chillon

      M. Knoedler & Co, New York 1885 - Original copper printing plate, etched by L. Gautier, 17 13/16 x 25 15/16 inches, image: 14 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. A very rare original printing plate: a view of the famous Swiss castle on the shore of Lake Geneva. The artist has captured here a timeless quality of the Castle and its surroundings. Much favoured by the Romantic movement in the 19th century, the Castle was made famous by Byron's "The Prisoner of Chillon," the tale in verse of Francois Bonivard, who tried to introduce the Reformation to Switzerland. He was chained to a pillar in the dungeon from 1532 to 1536: "Chillon! thy prison is a holy place And thy sad floor an altar, for 'twas trod, Until his very steps have left a trace Worn as if thy cold pavement were a sod, By Bonnivard! May none those marks efface! For they appeal from tyranny to God." Chillon, an excellent example of an early medieval fortress, was nearly pulled down for its stone in the 1860s. The castle, commanding the narrow passage between Lake Geneva and the sheer wall of mountains, was always a staging point on the road to Italy. The first fortress was built on the tiny, rocky islet at the edge of the lake in the 9th century. It was enlarged several times and the building pictured in the present image is mostly the 13th century work of Duke Pierre of Savoy. The plate is titled 'Castle of Chillon' and includes the imprint "Original Etching by L. Gautier," "Published by M Knoedler & Co 170 Fifth Avenue New York" and "Imp. Eudes."

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        Relics of Ancient Architecture and other Picturesque Scenes In Glasgow, Thirty Drawings by Thomas Fairbairn

      David Bryce & Son, 1885, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Second Edition. With letterpress description by James Pagan and James H. Stoddart. Numbered edition of 300. This is number 128. Inscribed in ink on the title page 'To The Queensland Historical Society from Henry Monteith'. 30 plates. Moderate foxing throughout including to plates. Light spotting to boards. Rubbing/wear to boards. Chipping to spine top and bottom with small chunks missing. 3cm closed tear to front cover spine bottom corner. Binding firm. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink. Previous owner's signature in pencil to rear endpaper. Bumped corners. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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        Birmingham Musical Festival in Aid of the Funds of the General Hospital. Book of the Words. 1885. Thirty-fifth Celebration

      Hall & English, Birmingham 1885 - Quarto. Full dark maroon morocco with titling and device gilt to upper, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 1f. (blank), 1f. (title), 12 pp. summary of program. [294] pp. including texts, notes, etc. on featured musical works, each with its own pagination. With dedication in manuscript "To Dr. Villiers Stanford With Compliments of the Committee." Signed by many of the composers and performers involved in the festival, including Antonín Dvo ák, Hans Richter, Pablo de Sarasate, Thomas Anderton, Emma Albani, Frederick Bridge, Frederic H. Cowen, Allan James Foli, Cecilia M. Hutchinson, Frederic King, Edward Lloyd, Joseph Maas, Alexander Campell Mackenzie, Robert Watkins-Mills, Janet Patey, Ebenezer Prout, Charles Santley, Charles Villiers Stanford, William Stockley, Zelia Trebelli-Bettini, and Anna Katharine Williams. Binding somewhat worn, bumped and chipped; slightly shaken. Slightly foxed; occasional paper imperfections. Not located in OCLC.The Birmingham Musical Festival took place on August 25-28, 1885, and included the premieres of Dvo ák's The Spectre's Bride, Gounod's Mors et Vita, Frederic Cowen's Sleeping Beauty, Charles Villiers Stanford's The Three Holy Children, and Alexander Mackenzie's Violin Concerto, Op. 32. Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was a British composer, teacher, and conductor. "A prodigiously gifted musician of great versatility, he, along with Parry and Mackenzie, did much to forge the new standards of the so-called ?renaissance' in British music at the end of the 19th century. As a composer he brought a technical brilliance to almost all genres, though success in opera, in which he aspired to excel, generally eluded him until the end of his life. In spite of his stature as a composer (particularly in the province of church music), he is perhaps best known as a teacher of several generations of British composers who passed through his hands at the RCM and Cambridge University." Jeremy Dibble in Grove online [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT ALTEN UND NEUE TESTAMENTS AUS DER VULGATA MIT ZWEIHUNDERT UND DREISSIG BILDERN - 2 TOMES

      1885 - Stuttgart Eduard Helleberger 1885. Deux fort volumes in folio (43cm x 33cm). Reliure de l'éditeur demi cuir noir. Plats de percaline ornés de motifs estampés et portant le titre doré. tranches rouges.XVI+1251p+355p. Ouvrages ornés de 230 gravures par Gustave Doré. Dos légèrement frottés et quelques infimes rousseurs sinon bon et solide exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

      New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition, earliest state of the cloth issue, now finely rebound in full green morocco, with the original cloth covers preserved at rear. Large octavo, pp366. Illustrated throughout. Internally clean save for the occasional thumbmark, portrait is creased with an old (discreet) repair to rear. Binding features raised bands to spine with gilt titles and decoration, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the following issue points confirming this as one of the initial cloth copies: p.13: the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed, wrongly, as at p.88; p.57: the eleventh line from the bottom reads: "...with the was..."; p.155: with the final five lacking; p.161: lacks the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. In addition, the portrait frontispiece has the tablecloth, or scarf, clearly visible. The contentious 'bulging fly' plate (p.283) was only included in publisher's leather copies and is therefore not pertinent to cloth copies. A fine copy of a rare printing. Blanck [3415]. BMC No261, p.90-93.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles Webster and Co, New York 1885 - This copy is from the first year it was printed and has severe edgewear, fraying, rubbing and corner bumping, there is fading of all gilt and the covers look battered. It has been repaired, either long ago or by someone who didn't know how to do it. Text has yellowed severely, has foxing and staining throughout and several pages are hanging on by threads. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lowry's Books]
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        Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle: Vols. I-XIII

      Librairie L. Conquet, Paris 1885 - Hardcover. First edition. No dust jacket. A comprehensive catalogue of 19th century prints and printmakers in France. A very good quality rebinding in red cloth, with gilded spine labels. 13-volume set with 4 supplements presented in catalogue sequence. This is actually a 12-volume set; the 38 engraved frontispieces are bound separately as a 13th volume and were offered to subscribers of the complete book. One or two minor marks on boards. One or two slight bumps on leading corners. Some rubbing on spine labels. Minor label residue on FEP of Vol. I. Pages are lightly tanned and have one or two foxing marks. Binding is sound, and the contents are clear throughout. AF [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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