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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, complete in 2 volumes

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete set in 2 volumes. 1885-6, First edition. 584, 647 pp. Hardcover, thick 8vos., in the original full calf bindings, with leather and gilt title labels. Complete with all original plates and fold-outs. Very Good. Leather rubbed and scuffed; shallow loss at spine ends and corners. Inner hinges strained but secure. Clean, bold contents. 2 small snags to the fold-out printed on yellow paper. Complete in 2 volumes. The full leather version, originally issued as the deluxe and more expensive version by the publisher. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        To commemorate Grant’s death, the Military Order of the Loyal legion of the United States plans a parade “To honor the memory of our deceased Companion, the greatest soldier of our country.”

      San Francisco, California, August 5, 1885. 5" x 7.5". "Black-bordered Printed Document Signed, in type, “W.R. Smedberg, / Bvt. Lieut. Col. US Army, / Recorder”, 1 page, 5” x 7.75”. Slight yellowing. Fine Condition. Ulysses S. Grant died on July 23 at 8:09 A.M. in his friend John Drexel’s Adirondack cottage, on the slopes of Mount McGregor, where he lived for the six weeks prior to his death. Smedberg articulates beautifully the impact of Grant when he asks, “Every Companion in and near San Francisco… to parade with the Commandery on this occasion; let us, by our full ranks, testify in a small degree, our appreciation of the ability, our admiration for the character, of our old leader, our late Companion.” The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, or MOLLUS, was a patriotic order organized in 1865 by officers of the Union who had fought in the Civil War. The California Commandery was led by Brevet Major General Washington Lafayette Elliott, who was instrumental in the Union’s triumph at the Battle of Nashville in 1864. "

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        Kol zimroh: a hymn book: for Temples and Sabbath schools, and adapted for choirs and congregational singing

      BLoch Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio 1885 - Bookblock loose in binding. First two leaves detached. WorldCat: Total Libraries possessing this item: 5. [4], 144 pages. The 144 pages are a musical score with text underneath. For cantor, unison or 4-part chorus, and organ; words in English./ Includes traditional melodies and others written. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Jewish activists saw a need to reinvigorate the music of the synagogue. They argued that it had strayed too far from its roots in Jewish tradition, incorporating elements from popular operas and church masses. In his hymnal displayed below, Moritz Goldstein, the reader at Cincinnati's Mound Street Temple, sought ¿to select the best from the various Jewish text-books in use in this country, and so to arrange them that not only the choir, but also the congregation may take part in their rendition.¿ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Geologie und Palaeontologie der Argentinischen Republik. Geologischer Theil. Beiträge zur Geologie der Argentinischen Republik und der angrenzenden, zwischen dem 32. und 33 S. Br. Gelegenen Theiles der Chilenschen Cordillere.

      Cassel, Berlin, Theodor Fischer, 1885 - XXIX, 329 Seiten, 3 Tafeln + Faltkt. Geologischer Teil apart. Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. Q-088. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. grant

      Charles L. Webster and company, New York, NY 1885 - Spine missing on Volume 1 - Volume 2 in good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoires disputes et discours des diables, des magiciens infames.

      Progrès Mèdical & A. Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1885 - Histoires, disputes et discours des illusions et impostures des diables, des magiciens infames, sorcières et empoisonneurs; des ensorcelez et demoniaques et de la guèrison d' iceux; item de la punition que maritent. Le tout compris en six livres.- Deux dialogues touchant le pouvoir des sorcières et de la punition qu' elles meritent par Thomas Erastus. Paris, 1885. 2 volumi in- 8°, m. pelle verde con larghe punte, copertine originali conservate. (4), lviii, (2), 624 pp. , ritratto dell' autore f.t.; (4), vi, 608 pp. Tiratura di 150 esemplari > numerati a penna (n. 49). Bellissimo esemplare in una legatura nuova. Edizione accuratissima del testo francese tradotto dal latino nel 1579. > ( Garrison - Morton, 4916 ). Hirsch, V, pp. 916-17. Zilboorg, History of medical psychology, pp. 207-35. Alexander - Selesnick, History of psychiatry, pp. 86-88. Zilboorg, The medical man and the witch during the Renaissance, pp. 109-207. LA FOLLIA DELLE STREGHE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn: Together with a Complete History of the Paid Departments of Both Cities

      M. Crane, New York 1885 - 1885 1st edition of this wonderful, exhaustive history of 19th century firefighting in New York. Solid and VG in its lavishly gilt-decorated red cloth. Light, forgivable soiling at the panels, otherwise very clean. Thick octavo, 897 pgs. plus colorful local business ads of the day. Engraved portraits thruout as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1885. First. 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. .

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

      David Bryce & Son, Glasgow 1885 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. * 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Reichsparteitag 1936, Nürnberg. Erinnerungsphotoalbum für den schweizer Legationssekretär Franz Kappeler mit beiliegenden unterschriebenen Brief vom Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Hess.

      4-Quer, 36 Blatt, 56 eingeklebte Orig.-Photographien unterschiedlicher Grösse (von 23 x17 cm, 21 x 27 cm bis 7 x 11 cm) unter anderem ein zweifach gefalzte Weitwinkelaufnahme ( total 22 x 76 cm) des Aufmarsches auf dem Reichsparteitagsgelände, OLdr., Mappe aussen wasserrändig, innen tadellos (ausser der gefalteten Photographie, diese etwas fleckig.) Die meisten der Aufnahmen vom Hitlers Leibphotographen Heinrich Hoffmann (1885-1957). Hitler ist 13 mal abgebildet. Die Aufnahmen zeigen nicht nur den Parteitag und entsprechende Aufmärsche sondern auch Gäste aus befreundeten Ländern. Ausserdem die Besichtigung der neuen Autobahn und ein Ausflug nach Berchtesgaden. -Kappeler, Franz (1898 -1988). Stud. in Zürich, Genf und Bern, 1925 Dr. iur. Volontär an Zürcher Gerichten. Ab 1926 Mitarbeiter des Eidg. Polit. Departements (EPD, heute EDA), 1936 Legationssekr. und 1939 Legationsrat, bis 1944 Mitarbeiter des Schweizer Ministers (zuerst von Paul Dinichert (1878-1954)der wegen seiner kritischen Haltung zum Regime 1938 vom nazifreundlichen Hans Frölicher (1887-1961)abgelöst wurde.)in Berlin. Kappeler war massgeblich an den dt.-schweiz. Verhandlungen beteiligt, die 1938 dazu führten, dass in den Pässen dt. Juden der J-Stempel eingeführt wurde. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Bern trat er in die Abt. für Finanzangelegenheiten ein und wirkte in zahlreichen Wirtschaftskomm. und -delegationen mit. Nach seiner Berufung nach Beirut vertrat er die Schweiz ab 1950 im Libanon, in Syrien, Irak und Jordanien. 1956 wurde er Minister, 1960 Botschafter in Pretoria (bis zu seiner Pensionierung im Jahr 1963). In seinen Schriften äusserte K. eine entgegenkommende Haltung sowohl gegenüber dem Dritten Reich als auch gegenüber Südafrika und dessen Apartheidregime.

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        Solomon's Temple and Capitol, Ark of the Flood and Tabernacle; Or, The Holy Houses of the Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Samaritan, Septuagint, Coptic, and Itala Scriptures; Josephus, Talmud, and Rabbis

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Good- (Front and back boards detached at hinges. Wear, rubbing, and cracking to leather, which is also worn through or chipped off at corners, sections of the edges, top and bottom of spine, and spots near hinges and on spine. some loss of gilt on bottom page edges. Ex-library with expected marks. Additionally, title page is marked with a perforation stamp, and all plates marked on front with an ink stamp. Otherwise, the interior is generally clean with some finger smudges.). Brown leather cover with blind and gilt embossing and raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. x + 198 pp + 42 full page engravings, mostly bw with one in color. Oversize. Rare volume of sketches and analysis by theologian, archaeologist, and Egyptologist Timothy Otis Paine (1824-1895). Biblical archaeology. Temple of Jerusalem. Ancient near east. New Jerusalem Church. Needs to be rebound.

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        Dickens' Works (Complete Works) 15 volumes

      Belford, Clark & Company, 1885, Hardcover (Half Leather over Marble), Book Condition: Good Condition, Edition Unstated, Illustrated By: F. Barnard. 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.

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        Rare Positive Glass Plate Portrait Photograph by Ben WITTICK (Chiricahua Raider and U.S. Apache Scout)]

      1885 - (1845-1903, Pioneer Photographer of the South-West United States), showing him in the dress of an Apache Scout, holding a rifle cross-ways and advancing through the bush towards the camera with a determined look, 4" x 3½", no place, no date but The Apaches were the most warlike of the tribes of the South-West and the Chiricahua led by Geronimo (1829-1909) among the last to submit. Following their forced removal to the San Carlos reservation in Arizona, where conditions were very poor, Geronimo and his band carried out a series of murderous attacks on settlers, in 1877-1879, 1880 and 1882-1885. Tso-ay joined in one such raid under Chato (1854-1934), but decided he had had enough and would return to San Carlos. He was captured by Lieutenant Britton and then recruited by General George Crook (1829-1890), who preferred to have such men as allies. Since about 1870 Crook had formed two companies of Apache Scouts who were instrumental in seeking out hidden strongholds, finally leading to the treaty of 1886. They were given nicknames - Tso-ay's was 'Peaches' from his fair complexion, well seen in this portrait. Ben Wittick left his wife and children behind in Illinois to follow the expanding railway. After a while he settled at Fort Wingate in New Mexico, near the Arizona border and between the Navajos to the North and Apaches to the South. He struck up an affinity with the native Americans that has been of great historical importance. For portraits he had a cartload of 'props' for creating settings in the round, mostly outdoors, placing his subjects among them to great effect. The present striking image has a wider aspect ratio than other existing prints, with more scrub bushes on the left and a large round rock on the right.

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        Nombres geográficos de México. Catálogo alfabético de los nombres de lugar pertenecientes al idioma "Nahuatl". Estudio Jeroglífico "

      Oficina Tipográfica de la Secretaría de Fomento, México 1885 - Tapas y primeras páginas con deterioro. Is the alphabet used by the Aztecs, it's very descriptive and the plates are in color and very attractive. Deteriorated covers and first pages. 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn … By Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American edition, mixed state. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Publisher's gilt- and black-stamped green pictorial cloth. Shelfwear and staining to covers, head and foot of spine, and front inner hinge, repaired, scattered staining and foxing to text throughout, final text leaf repaired at gutter. First American edition, mixed state. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. The first edition of Twain's enduring classic of boyhood, the book that prompted Hemingway to state: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." With BAL issue points as follows: title-page is a cancel (BAL 2); page [13]; the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed as appearing on p. 88 (BAL 1); page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads - "...with the was..." (BAL 1); page 283, the leaf is a cancel, with the corrected engraving of Silas Phelp's trousers (BAL 3); page 155, final five larger than the first and extending beneath the line (BAL 3); page 161 has no signature mark; final leaf is a blank; portrait frontispiece, imprint of Helioype Printing Co, the scarf is not visible, and sculptor's name visible on shoulder (BAL 2). BAL 3415; Grolier American 87

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        La Méthode Graphique dans les Sciences Expérimentales et principalement en Physiologie et en Médecine.

      Masson, Paris 1885 - xix 673p 52p bound (approx 1920) in plain dark buckram cloth, gilt lettering to spine, binding tight and firm, initial pages of text with foxing, old repair to paper flaw to initial pages, text tightly bound, with old humidity traces to bottom corner affecting many pages with a faint water line, many illustrations throughout, includes appendix on photography, on endpaper "Andrew Huxley, from the books of Leonard Bayliss" A revolution in the history of scientific inscriptions, with very significant provenance. Huxley received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fishing (Badminton Library)

      1885. First Edition . (SPORT) CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H[enry]. Fishing. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. Two volumes. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edges gilt, uncut. $2000.Limited large paper first edition, numbers 47 (Volume I) and 222 (Volume II) of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to the science and art of angling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the ""Badminton Library"" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, ""the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors"" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). Edited and largely written by British naturalist and poet Cholmondeley-Pennell, the first volume covers salmon and trout; the second, pike and other coarse fish. Numerous in-text illustrations. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Thacher, 112-13. Interiors clean. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition.

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        Catalogue raisonne des Echinodermes recueillis par M. V. de Robillard a l\'ile Maurice. II. Stellerides. Memoires de la Societe de physique et d\'histoire naturelle de Geneve, Tome XXIX. No. 4.

      Geneve : H. Georg, 1885. Original Edition! No Reprint! 83 pages + 16 planchesOriginalausgabe, kein Reprint. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. -- Original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. Q-094. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        History, Romance and Philosophy of Great American Crimes and Criminals Including the Great Typical Crimes that Have Marked the Various Periods of American History from the Foundation of the Republic to the Present Day

      Park Publishing Co. 1885 (1884), Hartford - Thick 8vo; cont. sheep, black morocco sp.labels with bright gilt; mild darkening to corners and edges of bds; mild rubbing to corners and edges; slight wear to bottom edge of spine; hinges tight; 1x3/4 in. paper loss to upper outer corner of first ffep; faint , small tide mark to very outer edge of first 135 pages, then to upper corner edge of last pages, none affecting text; numerous in-text wood engravings; no significant foxing but uniform mild toning to pages; full pg frontis showing "The Two Paths in Life;" pp. 659 Personal portraits, biographical sketches, legal notes of celebrated trials, and a philosophical disquisition concerning the causes, prevalence and prevention of crime. With over 150 wood engravings, this work includes discussion of such villains as the James and Younger Brothers, the Bender Family, Ben Thompson of Texas, Cullen Baker the Arkansas Desperado, John Murrell the great Southwestern Land Pirate, and many others. A very nice, complete copy of a rare work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La nuit, premières poésies 1882-1884

      First edition of 300 numbered copies on vergé paper.Navy blue Jansenist morocco by Marius Michel, spine in five compartments, date to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, navy blue morocco frame with seven gilt fillets to pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt.Rare autograph inscription signed by Rodolphe Darzens on his first work.A fine copy in a superb binding by Marius Michel.Provenance : collection of Marius Michel, with his ex libris on one endpaper.Henri Jouve Paris 1885 12x18cm relié

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        Catalogue raisonne des Echinodermes recueillis par M. V. de Robillard a l'ile Maurice. II. Stellerides. Memoires de la Societe de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Geneve, Tome XXIX. No. 4.

      Geneve : H. Georg, 1885 - 83 pages + 16 planches Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. -- Original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. Q-094. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 770

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        Modernités

      - Giraud et Cie, Paris 1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, con una menzione fittizia seconda edizione. Associazione a bradel metà percaline spinaci, liscio torna con un pinnacolo d'oro, filo doppio e la data di coda pezzo come granato Marocco, copertine conservato, vincolante contemporaneo firmato Paul Vie. Preziosa e bella dedica manoscritta firmata dall'autore Alphonse Daudet: "... che non leggono con grande disappunto dell'autore queste poche cattive intenzioni nei confronti omaggio Moderno, inutile e senza speranza ...". Buffer di biblioteca Daudet sulla prima pagina. Molto bella copia ben consolidata in un legame Vié Paul discreto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale comportant une mention fictive de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline épinard, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet et date en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signé de Paul Vié. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain à Alphonse Daudet: " ...qui ne les lira pas au grand regret de l'auteur ces quelques mauvais vers à intentions modernes, hommage inutile et désespéré..." Tampon de la bibliothèque Daudet sur la première page de garde. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une discrète reliure de Paul Vié.

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        The Poems, with Specimens of the Prose Writings, of William Blake. With a Prefatory Notice, Biographical and Critical

      London: Walter Scott, 1885. Vellum-bound pocket edition of William Blake's poems, from the library of Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. Contents include Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, The Book of Thel, and a number of short prose selections and poems, including "Auguries of Innocence": "Under every grief and pine / Runs a joy with silken twine." The model of the artist-craftsman, Blake was an acknowledged influence on the Pre-Raphaelites, who were similarly drawn to mystical, allegorical and literary subjects. As a painter, Blake's insistence on clean outlines and clear colors resonated with their own aesthetic preferences: his aversion to "the sickly daubs of Titian or Rubens" prefigured the Pre-Raphaelite resistance to Impressionism. As a poet, Blake shared with the Pre-Raphaelites "a visual imagination realized in the dynamic relationships of word, image, page and book" (Kooistra, 166). In 1863, Burne-Jones had helped the Rossetti brothers publish Alexander Gilchrist's Life of Blake, and after the 1896 death of William Morris, Burne-Jones would seek solace in that book: "Blake and Morris resemble each other in so many things -- in their splendid simplicity above all." This copy of Blake bears the bookplate that Morris printed for Burne-Jones, set in Golden type at the Kelmscott Press. A near-fine copy, with a compelling association. Small octavo, measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches, publisher's ivory vellum decoratively stamped in red and gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece, decorative headpieces and tailpieces throughout text, text block partially unopened, six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. Bookplate of Edward Burne-Jones to front pastedown. Light soiling to vellum, light tidemark to lower gutter of frontispiece.

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        Mount Desert, on the Coast of Maine

      Loring, Short & Harmon, Portland 1885 - Guidebook to Mount Desert Island. The mounted albumen photographs are views of Spouting Horn, Eagle Lake, Cathedral Rock, Otter Cliffs, and the west shore of Somes' Sound. Ex libris of Young Folks Library of La Junta, Colorado. The photographs and map are free of library markings. 5 original mounted albumen photographs, folding map of Mount Desert Island in back pocket. 115pp. + 7 pages of ads from businesses in Maine. 12mo, original green cloth, ex-lib, inner hinges expertly repaired and strengthened, cloth lightly soiled. Portland: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1885. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KING SOLOMON'S MINES. With AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER TO A YOUNG READER.

      London, Cassell & Company 1885.. FIRST EDITION THIRD ISSUE 1885. WITH A SIGNED 2 PAGE LETTER IN OLD INK TO A YOUNG READER, LETTER HEADED 69 GUNTERSTONE ROAD, WEST KENSINGTON, 28 Jan.ry, " Dear Miss Chaplin, Messrs Cassell have forwarded me your letter in which you put me a very difficult question. Some of King Solomon's Mines is true and some is only built upon the truth and I must leave you to guess which is which. As it is you ought to be very thankful that you are able to believe so throughly in anything. Perhaps when you get older you will realise how great is the value of one's illusions- Believe me very truly yours H. Rider Haggard". 8vo, approximately 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, folding coloured map as frontispiece, and a line map in the text, 320 pages plus 16 page catalogue, original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt title to spine, black lettering and decoration to spine and covers, pale yellow endpapers. Slight lean, binding slightly dusty and spine slightly darkened, slight shelf wear to corners and head and tail of spine, both top corners slightly stained with slight pale bleed through to following endpaper, folding map has 2 closed marginal tears (2" and ½") both repaired, not affecting image, lower inner margin of folding map trimmed, not affecting image, slight pale foxing to folding map and title page, inner paper hinges cracked, some signs of handling in the margins, neat old ink name to top of first free endpaper, otherwise a good copy. The folding letter has a closed tear repaired on blank side, no loss to text. Catalogue at rear dated '5 G 10. 85.' (the last number 5 missing, printer's error) '5 B. 10. 85', and all three errors of the first and second issues corrected. See: D.E. Watmore H. Rider Haggard A Bibliography, F3. THE ADDRESS 69 GUNTERSTONE ROAD HAS A BLUE PLAQUE TO RIDER HAGGARD. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Child's Garden of Verses

      1885. First Edition . STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A ChildÂ’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. 12mo, original blue cloth gilt over beveled boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in custom slipcase. $5000.First edition of StevensonÂ’s delightful and influential book of childrenÂ’s verse, “the first sizable group of poems toÂ… capture a childÂ’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder and intense enjoyment of experience.”“The power of this collection of simple verses lies in the fact that itÂ… shows that life which a child lives within himself, and takes so completely for granted that he seldom speaks of it, usually because he cannotÂ… Stevenson has here recaptured not only a part, but the whole of that hidden life, and has set those recollections forth in just the terms that children would use, could they put them into words at allÂ… They were the first sizable group of poems toÂ… capture a childÂ’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder, and intense enjoyment of experience” (Meigs, 293-4, 408). Prideaux 14. Hayward 297. Grolier Club Stevenson 55. Gerstley 20A. Gumuchian 5440. Osborne II:662. BooksellerÂ’s small ticket.Endpapers lightly toned. Cloth with only very light rubbing to spine ends and extremities. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.

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        Les Oeillets de Kerlaz.

      Paris, Conquet 1885 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 4 eaux-fortes de Rudaux (hors texte) et de 8 en-têtes et culs-de-lampe de Giacomelli. Gravés par T. de Mare. Portrait frontispice. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 1100 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°27) un des 100 de tête sur papier du JAPON. Paris, Conquet - 1885 - vii et 77 pages. Très belle reliure demi maroquin "Cuisse de Nymphe émue" à coins signée L. Magnin. Dos à 5 nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Double filet à froid bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Signet. Couverture illustrée conservée. Parfait état pour ce bel exemplaire, très bien relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Lenbach").

      Rom, "Palazzo Borghese", 16. II. 1885. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen befreundeten bayerischen Minister, der seinen Besuch in Rom angekündigt hatte: "[.] u. so möchte ich Sie aufmerksam machen [.] daß der Zug nach Rom 10.45 früh in München abgeht, u. den andern Tag 4 Uhr in dem bekannten Städtchen [.] ankeucht [.] Bitte wollen Sie mir gefälligst telegraphiren, damit ich Sie u. Fln. Töchterlein genüg[en]d festlich empfangen kann [.] Zu meinem Schrecken hört ich, daß die Kgl. Polizei das Fest in der Max[imilian]straße nicht abhalten laßen will - können Ew. Excellenz nicht die Hinderniße der sogenannten Gefahr durch Barièren [sic] Isar u. dgl. wegräumen laßen? Diese projectirte Bevormundung des lieben Publikos fänd ich doch zu weit getrieben - es wird wenn man so zimperlich wird, nächstens dann u. in alle Zukunft gar nichts mehr geschehen u. der Philister kann sich ganz ungestört den Vorfreude des Grabes hingeben [.]".

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ? By Mark Twain

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - First American edition, mixed state. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. The first edition of Twain's enduring classic of boyhood, the book that prompted Hemingway to state: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since."With BAL issue points as follows: title-page is a cancel (BAL 2); page [13]; the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed as appearing on p. 88 (BAL 1); page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads - ".with the was." (BAL 1); page 283, the leaf is a cancel, with the corrected engraving of Silas Phelp's trousers (BAL 3); page 155, final five larger than the first and extending beneath the line (BAL 3); page 161 has no signature mark; final leaf is a blank; portrait frontispiece, imprint of Helioype Printing Co, the scarf is not visible, and sculptor's name visible on shoulder (BAL 2). BAL 3415; Grolier American 87 Publisher's gilt- and black-stamped green pictorial cloth. Shelfwear and staining to covers, head and foot of spine, and front inner hinge, repaired, scattered staining and foxing to text throughout, final text leaf repaired at gutter Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn … By Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American edition, mixed state. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Publisher's gilt- and black-stamped green pictorial cloth. Shelfwear and staining to covers, head and foot of spine, and front inner hinge, repaired, scattered staining and foxing to text throughout, final text leaf repaired at gutter. First American edition, mixed state. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 366 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. The first edition of Twain's enduring classic of boyhood, the book that prompted Hemingway to state: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since."With BAL issue points as follows: title-page is a cancel (BAL 2); page [13]; the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed as appearing on p. 88 (BAL 1); page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads - "...with the was..." (BAL 1); page 283, the leaf is a cancel, with the corrected engraving of Silas Phelp's trousers (BAL 3); page 155, final five larger than the first and extending beneath the line (BAL 3); page 161 has no signature mark; final leaf is a blank; portrait frontispiece, imprint of Helioype Printing Co, the scarf is not visible, and sculptor's name visible on shoulder (BAL 2). BAL 3415; Grolier American 87

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        Autograph Letter Signed 'Arthur' to Lord RANDOLPH CHURCHILL (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada)

      1885 - (1849-1895, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Father of Winston), currently Secretary of State for India (24th June 1885 - 28th January 1886), saying "Mr. Gibbs late Senior Member of the Secretary's Council in India has written to ask me to bring in his name to your attention for an appointment to the Indian Council in which he hears that there will shortly be several vacancies - His long service in India, both on the Viceroy's council & previously on that of the Governor of Bombay speaks for itself - I know he was much liked & respected in India, both for his kindness of heart & for his unbiassed opinion on subjects relating to the natives - knowing how busy you are .", 3 sides 8vo black-edged, Osborne, 25th July Among many other distinctions, the Duke of Connaught was Personal ADC to every monarch from Victoria to George VI. In 1858 the old Board of Control in London, overseeing the East India Company, was replaced by the India Council headed by a Secretary of State. In the new government of 1885 few other front-bench politicians had visited the country, whereas Churchill had spent the winter of 1884-1885 there, studying the character of the raj. He warned parliament that the raj would collapse 'the moment we showed ourselves incapable of ruling'.

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        Vingt dessins. Préface d'Henri de Régnier.

      - P., Société Générale d' Impression, 910, In-4, en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée éditeur, à rabats. Recueil de 20 planches sous chemise dans l'esprit de Bearsdley et Van Barros.Robert Montenegro ( 1885-1968), artiste mexicain , s'installa à Paris en 1907 et fut l'ami de Picasso, Cocteau et Juan Gris. Il fit entre autres les portraits de Nijinski et de la Marquise Casati. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        de Honesta disciplina lib. XXV, poetis latinis lib. V et poematon lib. II ; cum indicibus.

      apud A. Gryphium, 1885. In 24, 864 (4), pp., legatura tutta pelle, 4 nervi, tassello, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, taglio in rosso. Piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, iscrizione e data (1750) al frontespizio, piccola mancanza al margine di pagina 525/26 (non lede il testo) e al angolo inferiore dell'index. Nell'insieme molto ben conservato.

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        Seder Tefilot--Kathimerinai Proseukhsi

      1885. First Edition . (JUDAICA-LITURGY). Seder Tefilot-Kathimerinai Proseukhsi. [According to Sephardic Rite]. Corfu: by the translator, 1885. Octavo, contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $7200.First and only edition of the only Hebrew prayer book translated into Greek, one of only 14 Hebrew items printed on the Greek island of Corfu.The majority of the 14 items printed on Corfu were broadsides, and all were print runs of very few copies. A. M. Habermann, author of “The Hebrew Press in Corfu,” had not seen a copy of this title and only knew of it through bookseller David FrankelÂ’s Catalogue of Greek Prints, No. 32 (Perakim BeÂ’toldoth HaÂ’madphisim HaÂ’ivriÂ’im (1978), 337-42, No. 6). Translated by Joseph Nahmuli with editorial assistance of Abraham Yizchaki. Text in the original Hebrew, with Greek translation facing; separate Greek and Hebrew title pages. Scattered worming in places, chiefly marginal. Contemporary binding rubbed. An extremely good copy of this very scarce item.

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        Superb unsigned photo (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) with her daughter Princess BEATRICE (1857-1944), her grandaughter Princess VICTORIA of Hesse (1863-1950) and her great grandaughter Princess ALICE (of Battenberg, 1884-1969)

      1885 - of the Queen, half smiling, with one of her favourite granddaughters, who is holding her daughter on her lap, who became the mother of Prince Philip, 5" x 4", no place, (Windsor), no date, It is very rare to find this photo of the four generations including the infant Alice.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Countries between Constantinople & Calcutta including Turkey in Asia, Persia, Afghanistan & Turkestan.

      London, 1885. - Large folding map (64 x 86 cm), hand-coloured and mounted on linen. Scale 1:6,969,000. Alai, General maps E.323. Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Douglas Murray (Isabel, 1831-1896, née Arundell, Author & Traveller, wife, 1861, of Sir Richard Francis Burton the Explorer & Writer)

      1885 - thanking him "for your generous subscription to my work, showing that you appreciate my efforts. Hoping soon to meet again & best remembr[ances] from both to both", 1 side 8vo, 23 Dorset Street, Portman Square, 2nd July no year, circa Written apparently on a visit to England, their base from 1872 being Trieste. Lady Burton's 'efforts' may well be the local society in Trieste for the prevention of cruelty to animals. For her signature and handwriting see, for example, BL Add MS 88861 (Burton's life dictated to her on board ship to Bombay, 1876).

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        Mein erster Aufenthalt in Marokko und Reise südlich vom Atlas durch die Osaen Draa und Tafilet. Dritte [3] Ausgabe.

      Vlg. Hinricus Fischer Nachf., Norden 1885. - 8°, grüner Leinwandeinband, 1 Seite Vorwort und 468 Seiten Einband etwas berieben und fleckig, eine Stelle an Kante oben leicht gebogen (1cm Breite), Schnitt leicht fleckig, sonst gut

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        Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger

      1885. First Edition . THOMSON, C. Wyville. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-76. London: Longmans & Co., et al., 1885., 1882. Two volumes bound in three. Large quarto, contemporary full dark green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in custom slipcases. $8000.First edition of the illustrated Narrative section of the report on the Challenger—a voyage “without parallel in the history of scientific research” (Britannica)—with 37 full-page photographic plates (two folding panoramas), 14 fine full-page chromolithographs, 66 charts and diagrams (20 folding), large folding map and numerous in-text wood engravings, handsomely bound by Donnelley. The binderÂ’s own copy, with his bookplates.Sailing from Portsmouth in December 1872, the Challenger spent a year criss-crossing the Atlantic to gather information on largely unexplored island chains such as the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands and the Bermudas. In early 1874 she became the first steamship to cross the Antarctic Circle. The second portion of the voyage was spent researching the PacificÂ’s western and northern reaches. The present section of the work relates the day-to-day trials the crew faced as well as specifically charting the vesselÂ’s course. Especially notable are the early photographic prints of some of the EarthÂ’s more remote regions, including striking images of antarctic icebergs and a penguin rook on Inaccessible Island. The full report of the voyage, issued in 40 volumes from 1880 to 1895, endures as one of the great modern contributions to science and cartography. It was “the first Antarctic expedition whose aims were solely scientific,” and it “founded the discipline of oceanography” (Conrad, 67). Without the large folding map showing the ChallengerÂ’s route. Volume II published before Volume I, as explained in a note from the publisher tipped to Volume IIÂ’s Table of Contents. In 1877, ThomsonÂ’s “Preliminary Account” of the expedition preceded the present work (Conrad, 70; Fitzgerald Collection 703). Small morocco bookplates of Neva and (Clarence) Guy Littell; Guy Littell was president of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons binding company, which bound these volumes (bindery tickets tipped in).Closed tear to editorial slip tipped into Volume I. Plates and text generally clean. Spines lightly rubbed and uniformly toned to brown. A very nearly fine set, handsomely bound.

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