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

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

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        Dickens' Works (Complete Works) 15 volumes

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

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

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

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        The Huguenot Society of London'.

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

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

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

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        Unnennbar Brudertum. Verse 1904-1917.

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

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        INTERIOR WORLD. A ROMANCE ILLUSTRATING A NEW HYPOTHESIS OF TERRESTRIAL ORGANIZATION. WITH AN APPENDIX SETTING FORTH AN ORIGINAL THEORY OF GRAVITATION

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

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

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

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

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

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        FÁBULAS DE LA FONTAINE

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dame Wiggins Of Lee

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

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        AFTER LONDON; OR, WILD ENGLAND ..

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

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

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

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        Le Mirliton.

      1885-1906, Paris 1885 - 194 livraisons in-4 puis in-folio, reliées en 2 vol. in-4 et in-folio, demi-toile rouge et demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque. Collection complète. Une des pubications illustrées les plus importantes de cette fin de siècle. Journal illustré dirigé par le chanteur et poète Aristide Bruant, dont les bureaux se trouvaient au cabaret du même nom, au pied de la butte Montmartre. Publié sur quatre pages in-4 puis in-folio, le premier numéro parut le premier octobre 1885. La fréquence de sa publication fut plusieurs fois modifiée : d'abord bi-mensuel, il devint hebdomadaire du 3 avril au 15 mai 1886, puis redevint bi-mensuel jusqu'en avril 1887. Chaque numéro comporte un poème ou une chanson d'Aristide Bruant, une chanson ancienne, des textes d'Alphonse Allais, Jules Jouy, Paul Arène, Camille de Sainte-Croix, Charles Leroy et de fréquentes collaborations de Courteline. La plupart des histoires, contes ou nouvelles, ont trait à la vie du « milieu » de tendance réaliste, mettant souvent en scène des femmes de moeurs légères et rédigés dans une langue plutôt verte. Les premières livraisons sont illustrées par Steinlein sous le pseudonyme de Jean Caillou, mais aussi Toulouse-Lautrec qui signe Treclo, puis Uzès, Ibels, Heidbrink, etc. Très bon exemplaire. Grand-Carteret, 588 ; Jones, 87 ; Vasseur, 61. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Péché mortel

      First Edition.Bound in full navy calico, flat spine decorated with an embossed floral pattern cold room as shagreen navy, double gilt fillet tail, contemporary binding.Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Guy de Maupassant: "... bright literary tribute sympathy ..."--- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1885 12x19cm relié

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

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

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        Le Cid Opéra en quatre Actes & dix Tableaux de M.M. Ad. D'Ennery, L. Gallet et Ed. Blau. Partition Chant & Piano. Académie Nationale De Musique. [Piano-vocal score]

      G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 1571.], Paris 1885 - Large folio. Full teal blue cloth with black title label gilt to spine, all edges gilt, original publisher's dark brown decorative wrappers printed in red green, grey, and gold bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title printed in teal blue and gold, verso blank), 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in brown and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication "A Mes chers Directeurs et amis E. Ritt & P. Gailhard," verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast, etc. list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto continuation of table of contents, verso blank), 355, [i] (publisher's device) pp. Printed within borders ruled in red. Named cast includes singers Fidès-Devriès, Bosman, Jean de Reszké, Édouard de Reszké, Melchissédec, Plançon, Lambert, Balleroy, Girard, and Sentein; dancers Rosita Mauri, Melles. Keller, and Hirsch; décors by Carpezat, Robecchi, Amable, Rubé, Chaperon, Jambon, and Lavastre; mise en scène by Mayer; and costumes by Le Pic. Wrappers slightly worn and lacking at outer margins, with competent repairs. Occasional light foxing, soiling, and browning; table of contents with minor annotation in purple ink; several leaves with small tears or perforations to margins, occasionally affecting music. In very good condition overall. Deluxe Limited Edition. Rare. The present copy "No. 11 Exemplaire réservé à Monsieur Léon Kerst." As Massenet's Manon was issued in a limited edition of 50 copies shortly before the publication of the present score, it seems likely that this edition of Le Cid was limited to approximately the same number of copies. The first performance of Le Cid confirmed Massenet's reputation as a successful opera composer, marking as it did his return to the Opéra for the first time since Le roi de Lahore eight years previously and coming a year after the double triumph of Manon by the Opéra Comique and the first performances in Paris of Hérodiade (Théâtre Italien). The De Reszke brothers Jean (tenor) and Edouard (bass) sang in Hérodiade and both were engaged for Le Cid. The loyalty of the De Reszke brothers and Pol Plançon (Count of Gormas) ensured considerable success for Le Cid both in France and America, and it achieved 150 performances at the Opéra by 1919." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online.Kerst, born in 1906, was a French music critic. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Cid Opéra en quatre Actes & dix Tableaux de M.M. Ad. D'Ennery, L. Gallet et Ed. Blau... Partition Chant & Piano... Académie Nationale De Musique. [Piano-vocal score].

      Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 1571.], [1885]. Large folio. Full teal blue cloth with black title label gilt to spine, all edges gilt, original publisher's dark brown decorative wrappers printed in red green, grey, and gold bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title printed in teal blue and gold, verso blank), 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in brown and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication "A Mes chers Directeurs et amis E. Ritt & P. Gailhard," verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast, etc. list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto continuation of table of contents, verso blank), 355, [i] (publisher's device) pp. Printed within borders ruled in red. Named cast includes singers Fidès-Devriès, Bosman, Jean de Reszké, Édouard de Reszké, Melchissédec, Plançon, Lambert, Balleroy, Girard, and Sentein; dancers Rosita Mauri, Melles. Keller, and Hirsch; décors by Carpezat, Robecchi, Amable, Rubé, Chaperon, Jambon, and Lavastre; mise en scène by Mayer; and costumes by Le Pic. Wrappers slightly worn and lacking at outer margins, with competent repairs. Occasional light foxing, soiling, and browning; table of contents with minor annotation in purple ink; several leaves with small tears or perforations to margins, occasionally affecting music. In very good condition overall. Deluxe Limited Edition. Rare. The present copy "No. 11 Exemplaire réservé à Monsieur Léon Kerst." As Massenet's Manon was issued in a limited edition of 50 copies shortly before the publication of the present score, it seems likely that this edition of Le Cid was limited to approximately the same number of copies. The first performance of Le Cid confirmed Massenet's reputation as a successful opera composer, marking as it did his return to the Opéra for the first time since Le roi de Lahore eight years previously and coming a year after the double triumph of Manon by the Opéra Comique and the first performances in Paris of Hérodiade (Théâtre Italien). The De Reszke brothers Jean (tenor) and Edouard (bass) sang in Hérodiade and both were engaged for Le Cid... The loyalty of the De Reszke brothers and Pol Plançon (Count of Gormas) ensured considerable success for Le Cid both in France and America, and it achieved 150 performances at the Opéra by 1919." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online. Kerst, born in 1906, was a French music critic.

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

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

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        Encyklopädie der gesammten Thierheilkunde und Thierzucht mit Inbegriff aller einschlägigen Disciplinen und der speciellen Etymologie. Handwörterbuch für praktische Thierärzte, Thierzüchter, Landwirte und Thierbesitzer überhaupt. 11 Bde.

      Perles 18851894, Wien, Leipzig - 1. Bd.: Aa - Brunot., mit 282 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie X-Tafeln (II Farbendrucktafeln), 1885; 2. Bd.: Brunst - Erdt., mit 335 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie II Tafeln, 1885; 3. Bd.: Erection - Gestellt., mit 131 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 6 Tafeln und 3 Porträts, 1886; 4. Bd.: Gestüt - Hufzange., mit 224 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 12 Tafeln, 1887; 5. Bd.: Hugue - Langlois., mit 224 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 4 Tafeln, 1888; 6. Bd.: Langogne - Myzon., mit 188 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 8 Tafeln, 1889; 7. Bd.: N. - Pferdesat., mit 160 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 3 Tafeln, 1890; 8. Bd.: Pferdescheere. - Rysz., mit 167 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie 8 Tafeln, 1891; 9. Bd.: S. - Stallspringer mit 720 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen sowie 1 Tafel; 10. Bd.: Stall und Stallbau - Verbrennen, mit 393 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, sowie einer Farbentafel( doppelseitige Farblitho.), 1893; 11. Bd.: Verbrennung - Zythos, mit 318 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen und 14 Tafeln, Index, 1894. - Gr.-8° (25 cm Buchrückenhöhe) Zustand: siehe Bild; Alters-/Gebrauchsspuren; Einbände (Ecken und Kanten) bestossen u. berieben (Lederflächen); einige Deckel mit kleinen Schabstellen; Rückenvergoldung tls. abgerieben; Schnitt tls. etwas verblasst; Besitzstempel; in einem Band 2 Blatt lose; Seiten sauber u. ordentlich; insgesamt alters-/gebrauchsgemäss gut bis sehr gut erhalten - BITTE BEACHTEN: ERHÖHTE VERSANDKOSTEN (Versandkosten betragen insgesamt 7,00 EUR innerhalb BRD, andere Länder auf Anfrage) (ZH) Tiermedizin, Veterinärmedizin, Tierheilkunde, Tierzucht, Landwirtschaft 1999 gr. Halbledereinband m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln sowie goldgepräg. Pegasusmotiv; Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung u. Lederecken; seitl. Lederflächen- u. Ecken m. ornamentaler Blindpräg. Rundum-Rotschnitt. -

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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.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-212, original decorated blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gray, spine panel stamped in brown, black coated endpapers. 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. Private owner's signature in ink at top edge of front cover, hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy. Actually, a lovely copy of this book. A very scarce book, especially in such nice condition. (#151834)

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        Germinal

      G. Charpentier et Cie 1885 - 591 pp. First edition, first printing of the original French language edition. Bound with original wraps in marbled paper over boards, brown leather spine with five raised bands and gilt stamping. Spine has a small divot near the crown. Contents toned, with several light, small stains to the edge of the page block, and the occasional age-related blemish. A wonderful copy of Zola's masterpiece, considered to be one of the most important novels in the French tradition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA CARICATURE Journal hebdomadaire. Redacteur en chef: A. Robida.

      Paris,, 1885.. In-4 gr. (mm. 377x267), mz. tela, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 8 cad. numero, interamente illustrato in b.n. e anche a colori nel t. Celebre rivista settimanale di carattere satirico, fondata da Decaux e di cui Robida fu il direttore dal 1880 al 1892. Offriamo l'annata completa del 1885 (con Indici): dal n. 262 (3 gennaio) al n. 313 (26 dicembre), completa dei 7 magnifici “Supplementi” a tema (ai nn. 265, 267, 272, 276, 279, 293 e 301). Sono 7 grandi tavole a colori, più volte ripieg., realizzate da: Gino “La marine au branle-bas de combat” - Draner “Costumes de Carnaval” - Robida “Un restaurant pendant la nuit de la mi-careme” - Job “Au concours hippique” - Trock “Le monde des théatres” - Sorel “Paris en noir” - Caran D'Ache “Manoeuvres d'automne de l'armée allemande”. Solo 2 tavv. restaur. per strappi, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        LA CARICATURE. Journal hebdomadaire. Redacteur en chef: A. Robida.

      1885. In-4 gr. (mm. 377x267), mz. tela, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 8 cad. numero, interamente illustrato in b.n. e anche a colori nel t. Celebre rivista settimanale di carattere satirico, fondata da Decaux e di cui Robida fu il direttore dal 1880 al 1892. Offriamo l'annata completa del 1885 (con Indici): dal n. 262 (3 gennaio) al n. 313 (26 dicembre), completa dei 7 magnifici "Supplementi" a tema (ai nn. 265, 267, 272, 276, 279, 293 e 301). Sono 7 grandi tavole a colori, più volte ripieg., realizzate da: Gino "La marine au branle-bas de combat" - Draner "Costumes de Carnaval" - Robida "Un restaurant pendant la nuit de la mi-careme" - Job "Au concours hippique" - Trock "Le monde des théatres" - Sorel "Paris en noir" - Caran D'Ache "Manoeuvres d'automne de l'armée allemande". Solo 2 tavv. restaur. per strappi, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Scottish Geographical Magazine.: Volumes I - VIII. A complete run of the first eight volumes, 1885-1892, of this important record of exploration. Each volume contains twelve monthly issues.

      1885-1892, Edinburgh Scottish Geographical Society 1885 - These volumes, like their London predecessor, contain a wealth of information on the geography and exploration of all parts of the world. Among the articles pertaining to Central Asia are Lessar on Turkomania, Vambery on Herat, Stewart on Badghis, Black on the Afghan Boundary Commission, Bell on Armenia, Goldschmid on Southern Persia, Yate on Tashkent, Mrs Bishop on the Upper Karun region and Delmar Morgan on the Pamir. [This set weighs approximately 12 kilos and postage will be charged accordingly] A very good set bound in the original blue cloth.

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        Costumes de la Hongrie et des provinces Danubiennes : Dalmatie, Monténégro, Croatie, Slavonie, Frontières militaires. Dessinés d’après nature et gravés à l’eau-forte

      Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts 1885 - VALERIO, Théodore. Costumes de la Hongrie et des provinces Danubiennes : Dalmatie, Monténégro, Croatie, Slavonie, Frontières militaires. Dessinés d’après nature et gravés à l’eau-forte. Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, (1885). Grand in-folio (510x360mm). Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné avec titre doré, tête dorée. Faux-titre, titre, (2) ff. (notice et table), 79 planches hors-texte gravées à l’eau-forte Très beau recueil de types et costumes populaires des peuples de Hongrie et provinces danubiennes Hongrie I à XXXII - Croatie, la Slavonie et les frontières militaires I à IX - Dalmatie I à VI - Provinces danubiennes I à XX - Monténégro I à XII. Théodore Valerio (1819-1879) est un peintre, graveur et lithographe français. De ses voyages en Allemagne, Suisse, Italie et Sicile, Valerio rapporta un grand nombre d’études, dessins, gravures et aquarelles qui furent très remarqués au Salon de 1838. Vers 1851-1852, il séjourne en Hongrie et dans les Balkans, puis suit l’armée turque jusqu’aux extrêmes frontières lors de la guerre de Crimée. Durant ce séjour en Orient, il étudie les divers types orientaux, les costumes  . Il rapporta de ces explorations dangereuses, une incomparable collection d’aquarelles, aussi précieuse au point de vue de l’art qu’à celui de la science ethnographique, et qui après avoir figuré à l’Exposition universelle de 1855, fut achetée par l’Etat pour l’Ecole des beaux-arts (Notice d’Henri Vuagneux). Par la suite, il s’adonna à la reproduction par l’eau-forte de quelques-unes de ses aquarelles ce qui lui valut la croix de la Légion d’honneur au Salon de 1861. Cette collection d’eaux-fortes fut publiée en 1885, soit six ans après le décès de l’artiste. « Tous les sujets sont superbes de mouvement et admirablement traités, les costumes et les allures d’une scrupuleuse exactitude » (Henri Vuagneux dans la préface) Colas 2963 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chersonese with the Gilding Off.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1885 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green diagonal-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine with gilt stamp of sheath for a kris, front covers with large gilt and black stamp of a hand holding a kris, pale grey floral endpapers. .Spines toned and a little rolled, a few old stains to covers, inner joints neatly refurbished yet still a good set, complete with the errata slip in volume I. Bookplates of John William Darwood (the Darwood family were prominent in Burma during the 19th century, primarily involved in the teak and shipping industries and the development of the Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Company). Wood-engraved portrait frontispieces. First edition of this important work on the Malay states; rather uncommon. Emily Innes (née Robertson, 1843–1927) married the colonial officer James Innes in 1875 and shortly after they travelled out to Sarawak, where he was government treasurer. "He was a slack, incompetent administrator who drank too much. But until his death in 1901 Emily was a dutiful and loyal wife and a ferocious champion of her husband "In 1876 Innes lost his job in Sarawak but secured a district officer's post at Kuala Langat [Malaya], the royal capital of Selangor, which had recently come under British control. For six years the couple lived in Selangor with a brief interval in neighbouring Perak. For Emily it was a period of uncomfortable living in remote places, a time of loneliness and tedium, interrupted occasionally by a crisis. She studied the Malay language in books and practised it with her visitors. She dispensed what medicines she had, noting that few of her patients died, and she helped to tackle a local outbreak of cholera. To recover her health she visited the district officer and his family on Pangkor island. Chinese robbers broke into the house, killed the husband, and left his wife and Emily Innes unconscious. The arrival of the two women at Penang, bearing the marks of the attack, caused 'a considerable sensation' "In the course of her brief visit to the Malay states in 1879 Isabella Bird, the celebrated traveller, did not come to the station at which James and Emily Innes then lived. When Bird's book The Golden Chersonese appeared in 1883 Emily, back in London, conceded that everything in it was 'perfectly and literally true'. But her The Chersonese with the Gilding Off (1885) recorded what Bird had hardly seen and so not mentioned. "The book is the basis of her fame. Much of it is a detailed account of her experiences and hardships, written with a bitterness that, according to an American historian, bore 'the marks of paranoia'. When published it attracted little attention. Bird, preoccupied with personal problems, did not respond. However, modern historians, in search of contemporary evidence of early colonial rule, have recognized its value as a vivid and perceptive picture of the Selangor Malay élite then coming to terms with colonialism, and the book was republished in 1974 with an introduction by a leading Malayan historian. "Although she writes unsympathetically Emily Innes gives a good description of the Malay lifestyle and of the individuals she knew. There are lighter touches, as when she tells of her unlikely friendship with an elderly Malay aristocrat, formerly a pirate. Invited to tea and tennis, he scampered about hitting the ball high in the air with much satisfaction. He declined tea but was refreshed with Bass's pale ale in homeopathic doses [Emily Innes] was an intolerant and quarrelsome snob, but her gifts of observation and description made a valuable contribution to Malayan historiography. Her courage and determination in face of adversity also deserve respect" (ODNB). Speake, The Literature of Travel and Exploration, II p. 756. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Revue de la mode. Gazette de la famille.

      Paris, 1885 - Cm. 35. Raccolta di 133 belle tavole incise in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Qualche segno d'uso esterno e rade fioriture marginali, esemplare peraltro genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Poderosa raccolta iconografica che raccoglie le tavole a colori pubblicate tra il 1885 ed il 1888. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reading from Homer - Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema, ca. 1885.

      ?Reading from Homer?, heliogravure vervaardigd rond 1885 door de Berlin Photographic Co. naar het schilderij (Opus CCLXVII) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 41,5 x 83 cm. In originele lijst.We zien een rapsode met een papyrusrol, hij draagt de epische gedichten van Homerus voor aan een toegewijd publiek. Ze zijn bijeengekomen in een klein amfitheater dat uitkijkt over een turquoise Ege?sche Zee.De zetel van de lezer is ontleend aan het theater van Dionysus in Athene. De gevarieerdheid van kostuums zijn een afspiegeling van de algemene aantrekkingskracht van Homerus? po?zie; de elegant geklede figuur, half afgesneden aan de linker kant, contrasteert sterk met de liggende figuur in eenvoudige geitenvellen. Een criticus klaagde dat de gezichtstypen ?van een lage orde? waren en niet pasten bij de waardigheid van het onderwerp. Alma-Tadema sympathiseerde echter met de negentiende-eeuwse visie van Homerus als populair, in plaats van elitair dichter. Alma-Tadema wenste wellicht ook dat zijn eigen ?epos? een breed publiek bereikte, en inderdaad werd Reading from Homer wijd verspreid in de vorm van losse gravures en andere reproducties. Zijn schilderijen waren door ook toen al hoge prijzen, slechts te koop voor een rijke minderheid.Prijs: ?3.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Le Cid Opéra en quatre Actes & dix Tableaux de M.M. Ad. D'Ennery, L. Gallet et Ed. Blau... Partition Chant & Piano... Académie Nationale De Musique. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 1571.], 1885. Deluxe Limited Edition. Rare. The present copy "No. 11 Exemplaire réservé à Monsieur Léon Kerst." As Massenet's Manon was issued in a limited edition of 50 copies shortly before the publication of the present score, it seems likely that this edition of Le Cid was limited to approximately the same number of copies. The first performance of Le Cid confirmed Massenet's reputation as a successful opera composer, marking as it did his return to the Opéra for the first time since Le roi de Lahore eight years previously and coming a year after the double triumph of Manon by the Opéra Comique and the first performances in Paris of Hérodiade (Théâtre Italien). The De Reszke brothers Jean (tenor) and Edouard (bass) sang in Hérodiade and both were engaged for Le Cid... The loyalty of the De Reszke brothers and Pol Plançon (Count of Gormas) ensured considerable success for Le Cid both in France and America, and it achieved 150 performances at the Opéra by 1919." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online.Kerst, born in 1906, was a French music critic.. Large folio. Full teal blue cloth with black title label gilt to spine, all edges gilt, original publisher's dark brown decorative wrappers printed in red green, grey, and gold bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto half-title printed in teal blue and gold, verso blank), 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in brown and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication "A Mes chers Directeurs et amis E. Ritt & P. Gailhard," verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast, etc. list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto continuation of table of contents, verso blank), 355, [i] (publisher's device) pp. Printed within borders ruled in red. Named cast includes singers Fidès-Devriès, Bosman, Jean de Reszké, Édouard de Reszké, Melchissédec, Plançon, Lambert, Balleroy, Girard, and Sentein; dancers Rosita Mauri, Melles. Keller, and Hirsch; décors by Carpezat, Robecchi, Amable, Rubé, Chaperon, Jambon, and Lavastre; mise en scène by Mayer; and costumes by Le Pic. Wrappers slightly worn and lacking at outer margins, with competent repairs. Occasional light foxing, soiling, and browning; table of contents with minor annotation in purple ink; several leaves with small tears or perforations to margins, occasionally affecting music. In very good condition overall.

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        AFFINITIES A ROMANCE OF TO-DAY ... In Two Volumes ..

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

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        An exceptional collection of over 100 contributions to periodicals

      1885-1939 1885 - Over 100 appearances of Yeats's work in magazines, reviews and journals - from 1885 to 1939 - including some of the very earliest, in The Irish Monthly and Dublin University Review; a scarce complete set of The Savoy; and contributions to The Shanachie, Samhain and Beltaine. Full details on request.

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

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

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

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 â€

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        Almanack For 1885.

      12mo. Original yellow cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards, teal endpapers, yellow edges, preserved in the original cream mailing wrapper printed in sepia; pp. [24]; delightfully illustrated throughout in delicate woodblock colours; a very pretty copy; both externally and externally, protected by the dustwrapper with some light soiling , chipping to spine ends, slight nicking to edges and small loss to cnetre of spine fold. First edition, c.f. Schuster and Engen, 5 (3a).

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        AFTER LONDON; OR, WILD ENGLAND ...

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

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        Das Kapital.

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1885. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Zweiter Band. Buch II: Der Cirkulationsprocess des Kapitals. Herausgeben von Friedrich Engels. Octavo (207 x 136 mm). Near-contemporary black quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spines ruled in blind. Bound with the first state and the cancelled state of pp. 515-6, with the former spelling "Konsumtionsfonds" with a C and with the latter with a printer's error obscuring some text, and bound without the terminal imprint leaf. With a Russian illustrated stamp celebrating the centenary of Das Kapital's publication laid-in. Extremities worn and boards scuffed, hinges cracked but holding, endpapers lightly marked. Without the terminal imprint leaf. Paper repair to title page verso, small tear to upper edge of sig. 14.4, worm-damage to upper margins of gathering 33 and rear free endpaper, not affecting text, overall a very good copy. First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital, edited from Marx's manuscripts by Friedrich Engels. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum reviewer of the first English translation (1887) later wrote: 'Under the guise of a critical analysis of capital, Karl Marx's work is principally a polemic against capitalists and the capitalist mode of production, and it is this polemical tone which is its chief charm'. The historical-polemical passages, with their formidable documentation from British official sources, have remained memorable; and, as Marx (a chronic furunculosis victim) wrote to Engels while the volume was still in the press, 'I hope the bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles all the rest of their lives' …" (PMM). "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro—the icons and monsters of the modern age have all presented themselves as his heirs. Whether he would recognise them as such is quite another matter … Nevertheless, within one hundred years of his death half the world's population was ruled by governments that professed Marxism to be their guiding faith. His ideas have transformed the study of economics, history, geography, sociology and literature. Not since Jesus Christ has an obscure pauper inspired such global devotion—or been so calamitously misinterpreted." (Francis Wheen, in his introduction to Karl Marx, 1999).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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 signature in ink at top edge of front cover, hairline. crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, a very. good copy. Actually, a lovely copy of this book. A very scarce book,. especially in such nice condition. (#151834). 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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Son Altesse la Femme

      Paris, A. Quantin 1885 - 540 Edition including 10 illustrated tables out of text by Henri Gervex, Juan-Antonio Gonzalez, Louis Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, Félicien Rops. Engraved by E. Cherreyre. Hard cover on brown canvas with violet and black cloths with golden letters, hand decorated inside on glued paper. Superb copy in perfect conditions. Includes a dedication on frontispiece in green ink "A ma petite femme Marguerite souvenir du 1er Janvier 1885". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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