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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]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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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 [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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 postcard signed

      , 1885. 1885. Signed. WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, August 24, 1886. Autograph postcard, measuring 3 by 5 inches. $7800.Original Walt Whitman autograph postcard signed, thanking the editor of The Critic for payment on his submission of ""A Thought on Shakspeare.""The postcard, written entirely in Whitman's hand, is addressed to ""Joseph B. Gilder, Critic office, 20 Astor Place, New York City"" and reads: ""328 Mickle Street, Camden, New Jersey. Aug 24. Thanks for the $10, which came last Sunday as pay for the ""Thought""-Thanks for the slips & for the copies of the paper-came this morning. Walt Whitman."" Joseph Gilder was the editor of The Critic, which published Whitman's ""A Thought on Shakspeare"" in its August 14, 1886 issue. Postcard engraved with vignette illustration reading ""United States Post Card"" and one-cent stamp. Postal stamps dated ""8-24-86.""About-fine condition, boldly written and signed.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: pages volantes]
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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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        Autograph postcard signed

      , 1885. 1885. Signed. WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, 1885. Autograph postcard measures 3 by 5 inches. $8000.Original autograph postcard confirming the purchase of Leaves of Grass, written and signed by Walt Whitman. Finely window-framed with a portrait of Whitman.The postcard, written entirely in Whitman

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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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        SKETCHES OF ADVENTURE AND SPORT. A Book for Boys. With Four and Twenty Illustrations, printed in chromo-lithography.

      75, [1 Index], [2] pages. Illustrated with twenty-four fine full-colour chromolithographs set within pictorial borders of muted colour, showing scenes of hunting. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. First edition. Little worn at head & heel of spine; some very occasional light spotting; fore-edge of one leaf just a trifle worn; else a very good copy of a scarce title.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Kapitalen. 2 Dele. Første Bind. Kapitalens Produktionsproces. Oversat efter Originalens tredje Oplag. 2. Kapitalens Cirkulationsproces.Udgivet efter Forfatterens Død af Friedrich Engels.

      København, (Copenhagen), 1885-87. 4to. Contemporary half calf with gilding to spine. A bit of wear to extremities. A bit of brownspotting and slight creasing to a few leaves. Even browning as usual, due to the paper quality. The two title-pages for the second part with a neatly closed small tear to blank margin, far from affecting printing. A fine, solid copy with both half-titles present ("Socialistisk Bibliotek" Vol. IV-V). (2), 473, (1), VII, (1); (4), 363, (1) pp. First edition of the first Danish translatuion of "Das Kapital", Marx' immensely influential main work, arguably the greatest revolutionary work of the nineteenth century. With its attack on capitalists and capitalist mode of production, this cornerstone of 19th century thought came to determine the trajectory of economics and politics of the Western world. Marx' seminal work first appeared in German in 1867, and the first translation of the work was that into Russian (1872). The first English translation appeared after the Danish, namely in 1887.(PMM 359 - first edition).

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. 2 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. Small serial stamp to verso of frontispiece in volume 1, some mild toning to page edges, an excellent set. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: "this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885, 1886. 2 volumes. First edition of both volumes in publisher’s deluxe bindings. With 49 maps and illustrations, including two steel-engraved frontis-portraits and two etched views, all with tissue-guards. Also with fold out manuscript facsimile and the dedication from Grant in holograph facsimile. Tall, thick 8vo, publisher’s very scarce deluxe bindings of original three-quarter morocco over boards, gilt lettered and finely decorated with gilt emblematic decorations including a General's stars in compartments of the spines separated by raised bands, each of the covers featuring large gilt medallions, endpapers and all edges marbled. 584; 647, index pp. A handsome and pleasing set in the scarce publisher’s deluxe binding state. A well preserved set, the text exceptionally clean and fresh, Vol. I with some wear to the upper corner of the rear board. A copy once owned by the State Library of Connecticut. RARE FIRST EDITION IN PLEASING STATE OF PRESERVATION. VERY SCARCE IN THIS FORMAT, CONDITION AND DELUXE BINDING STATE. ‘THE FINEST MEMOIRS OF WAR EVER PENNED’. An important historical memoir of the Civil War, arguably the most important, and the best thing that Grant ever wrote. General Norman Schwartzkopf has recently called this the finest memoir of war experiences that has ever been penned. Collectible copies of these books are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. Copies in this binding, especially so. The earliest days of the Civil War were a hard lesson in hubris for the Union Army. After the appointment of Grant to overall command of the Union forces, the war would quickly turn to their favor. Probably the most important book on the American Civil War, and in many respects a masterpiece of American literature. David Eicher"s useful summary includes this fine judgment: "Grant’s MEMOIRS comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history . . . The work is genuinely that of the commander. As such, it is valuable in its scope, its plain and clear analysis and language, and its broad conclusions about the conduct of the war. "In the years following the war Grant would move into the political arena, even against his best judgment and would, with great public acclaim be elected President of United States for two full terms.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-6 - 2 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Small serial stamp to verso of frontispiece in volume 1, some mild toning to page edges, an excellent set. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: "this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      1885. First Edition . TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Octavo, original three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards rebacked with original gilt-decorated spine laid down, marbled endpapers and edges. $12,000.First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisherÂ’s three-quarter morocco binding.Written over an eight-year period, Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has endured critical attacks from the moment of its publication. Accused of ""blood-curdling humor,"" immorality, coarseness and profanity, the book nevertheless remains one of American literature's defining novels. Ernest Hemingway praised it when he declared, ""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."" Copies in the original publisher's leather bindings are quite rare: ""The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2500 in sheep and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportionsÂ… Leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise"" (MacDonnell, 35). The printer assembled copies of Huckleberry Finn haphazardly and bibliographers have yet to agree as to the priority of many points. This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points: page [9] with ""Decided"" remaining uncorrected (to ""Decides""); page [13], illustration captioned ""Him and another Man"" listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads ""with the was."" Debate continues over the priority of other points of issue and state. This copy contains the following points of bibliographical interest: frontispiece portrait, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint, without cloth table cover under bust and with ""Karl Gerhardt, Sc."" added to shoulder's edge; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with ""l"" missing from ""Col"" and broken ""b"" in ""body"" on line seven; page 155 with final ""5"" missing; page 161 without signature mark ""11;"" page 283-84 a cancel (Kemble's illustration with straight pant-fly) as described by Johnson (page 48) and MacDonnell (pages 32-33). BAL 3415. Johnson, 43-50. MacDonnell, 29-35. McBride, 93. Grolier American 87. Interior clean, slightest rubbing to binding. An excellent copy of an American high spot in the elusive publisher's morocco.

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        Poets of America

      1885. First Edition . STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1885. Two volumes extended to six. Octavo, early 20th-century full crushed maroon morocco gilt, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt. $19,000.First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery.This extra-illustrated set, assembled by a Mr. Blauvelt of Paterson, New Jersey, contains an extraordinary collection of autograph material that includes almost all of the major American writers of the latter part of the 19th century, including Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sarah Orne Jewett, William Cullen Bryant, George Washington Cable, Edward Everett, Horace Greeley, Julian Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, S. Weir Mitchell, John Greenleaf Whittier, N. P. Willis, and the French writer Alexandre Dumas. Includes original signatures, letters, manuscript drafts, postcards, and notes. Stedman was one of the premiere literary critics and anthology editors of Victorian America; ""he brought an unusually thorough and conscientious scholarship to the task of editing, and through his numerous anthologies, as well as through his own writings, he exercised a great influence on the American culture of the period"" (DAB). Comes with two quarto copies of an index to and transcription of all of the autograph material, one copy bound in cloth, the other bound in full morocco similar to the rest of the set. A beautiful and extraordinary extra-illustrated set in fine condition, handsomely bound.

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        Songs of Innocence

      , 1885. 1885. BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence. Edmonton: William Muir, 1885. Quarto, original printed pale blue paper wrappers and white paper spine, with hand lettering on the front wrapper, uncut. Housed in custom cloth chemise and slipcase. $12,000.Limited edition of this beautiful and faithful reproduction in the original size and color of Blake's famous illuminated book, one of only 50 copies

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        Ueber ein die Flächen Kleinsten Flächeninhalts betreffendes Problem der Variationsrechnung. Festschrift zum jubelgeburtstage des Herrn Karl Weierstrass.

      Helsingfors: Finnischen Literatur-Gesellschaft, 1885. A fine copy of his path-breaking memoir in which he first derived the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality - "one of the most widely used and most important inequalities in all of mathematics." (J.Michael Steele). "In his most important work, a Festschrift for Weierstrass' seventieth birthday, Schwarz set himself the task of completely answering the question of whether a given minimal surface really yields a minimal area. Aside from the achievement itself, which contains the first complete treatment of the second variation in a multiple integral, this work introduced methods that immediately became extremely fruitful. For example, a function was constructed through successive approximations that Picard was able to employ in obtaining his existence proof for differential equations. Furthermore, Schwarz demonstrated the existence of a certain number, which could be viewed as the (least) eigenvalue for the eigenvalue problem of a certain differential equation (these concepts did not exist then). This was done through a method that Schwarz's student Erhard Schmidt later applied to the proof of the existence of an eigenvalue of an integral equation--a procedure that is one of the most important tools of modern analysis. In this connection Schwarz also employed the inequality for integrals that is today known as 'Schwarz's inequality'." (DSB XII:246).J. Michael Steele, The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class: An Introduction to the Art of Mathematical Inequalities, p.1. Large 4to: 285 x 225 mm. Original printed wrappers, small piece of the upper right corner of the front and rear wrapper missing, faint rubber stamp and a small closed tear to the bottom of front, otherwise fine and clean. In all a fine copy.

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        Poets of America

      , 1885. 1885. First Edition . STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1885. Two volumes extended to six. Octavo, early 20th-century full crushed maroon morocco gilt, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt. $19,000.First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery.This extra-illustrated set, assembled by a Mr. Blauvelt of Paterson, New Jersey, contains an extraordinary collection of autograph material that includes almost all of the major American writers of the latter part of the 19th century, including Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sarah Orne Jewett, William Cullen Bryant, George Washington Cable, Edward Everett, Horace Greeley, Julian Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, S. Weir Mitchell, John Greenleaf Whittier, N. P. Willis, and the French writer Alexandre Dumas. Includes original signatures, letters, manuscript drafts, postcards, and notes. Stedman was one of the premiere literary critics and anthology editors of Victorian America; ""he brought an unusually thorough and conscientious scholarship to the task of editing, and through his numerous anthologies, as well as through his own writings, he exercised a great influence on the American culture of the period"" (DAB). Comes with two quarto copies of an index to and transcription of all of the autograph material, one copy bound in cloth, the other bound in full morocco similar to the rest of the set. A beautiful and extraordinary extra-illustrated set in fine condition, handsomely bound.

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        Autograph postcard signed

      1885. Signed. WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, August 24, 1886. Autograph postcard, measuring 3 by 5 inches. $7800.Original Walt Whitman autograph postcard signed, thanking the editor of The Critic for payment on his submission of ""A Thought on Shakspeare.""The postcard, written entirely in Whitman's hand, is addressed to ""Joseph B. Gilder, Critic office, 20 Astor Place, New York City"" and reads: ""328 Mickle Street, Camden, New Jersey. Aug 24. Thanks for the $10, which came last Sunday as pay for the ""Thought""-Thanks for the slips & for the copies of the paper-came this morning. Walt Whitman."" Joseph Gilder was the editor of The Critic, which published Whitman's ""A Thought on Shakspeare"" in its August 14, 1886 issue. Postcard engraved with vignette illustration reading ""United States Post Card"" and one-cent stamp. Postal stamps dated ""8-24-86.""About-fine condition, boldly written and signed.

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        Leçons sur la transfusion directe du sang.

      Paris, Asselin et Houzeau, 1885. ____ Première édition. Ce travail est "le développement de leçons que M. Charcot a autorisé M. le. Dr Roussel à faire dans l'amphithéâtre de la Salpêtrière." Joseph Roussel a inventé une méthode de transfusion sanguine de bras à bras. Son système a été par la suite en usage dans l'armée française. Envoi autographe sur le faux-titre : "à Mr. le Dr. de Santi, l'un des premiers promoteurs de la transfusion, hommages reconnaissants de l'auteur. Dr. J. Roussel". Bel exemplaire, tel que paru. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 68 engravings in-text. These lectures were autorised by Charcot at the Salpetrière's hospital. Joseph Roussel invented a method of direct arm to arm transfusion. Roussel's apparatus was subsequently officially adopted for use by the French Army. Provenance : Inscribed on half-title and stamp of Roussel on the title. Fine copy, as issued. In-8. Collation : (4), 86, 8, (1) pp. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Songs of Innocence

      1885. BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence. Edmonton: William Muir, 1885. Quarto, original printed pale blue paper wrappers and white paper spine, with hand lettering on the front wrapper, uncut. Housed in custom cloth chemise and slipcase. $12,000.Limited edition of this beautiful and faithful reproduction in the original size and color of Blake's famous illuminated book, one of only 50 copies—this copy numbered ""O"" and one of only five reserved for review. With an autograph letter signed by the editor William Muir describing his labor of love in producing this facsimile, and with his inscription ""To the Academy with compliments of the Editor"" on the colophon. From the collection of novelist Hugh Walpole.Blake's great talents extended beyond poetry. He engraved, hand-printed and hand-colored a very small number of copies, which were remarkable for their great beauty; this facsimile is based on one of those copies, and one which he gave to his very close friend and fellow artist, John Flaxman. The excellent 450-word signed letter penned by editor William Muir describes his labor of love: ""I want to publish all his books and his best plates… I began copying Blake's originals because of my own liking for them and the thing grew gradually… The first copy of the S. of Innocence took 6 months… I do not advertise—you can quite see that the enterprise can't afford it."" The Flaxman copy on which this edition is based is now at the Pierpont Morgan Library; it was part of publisher John Pearson's library at his death in 1884. Though Pearson's name is still listed as the publisher on the colophon and dated 1884, it was in that year that Bernard Quaritch took over publishing this and other Blake facsimiles on behalf of Muir. Bentley, Blake Books, 249A. Keynes 217a. With ""Brackenburn"" bookplate of English novelist Hugh Walpole on verso of front wrapper. From renowned mid-20th-century New York rare bookseller Philip C. Duschnes, with his label on chemise and typewritten description laid in.Faint ink marks to colophon; all tissue guards present, plates clean, lovely and fine. Light wear and minor splits beginning at spine. Still a fine presentation copy of this lovely and painstakingly produced facsimile in the original wrappers, with excellent provenance.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1885. Octavo. Original blue cloth, bevelled boards, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With a custom green half morocco slipcase. Spine gently rolled, light rubbing to extremities, offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies published. Tipped in to front free endpaper is a cancelled cheque from Robert Louis Stevenson, paying his close friend and solicitor Charles Baxter the sum of 50 pounds sterling, dated in Edinburgh 14 May 1887. Stevenson and Baxter had studied together in Edinburgh from 1871, Stevenson was best man at Baxter's first wedding, and Baxter was executor of Stevenson's estate upon his death in 1894. Additionally with the bookplates of Henry A. Hoffman and John William Roy Crawford, the latter of whose library, which included a number of Stevenson's works, was sold at the Anderson Galleries on 27 February 1919, and was reported in the New York Tribune the next day to have made a total of $24,637.

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        Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1885. First edition thus. three-quarter red morocco over red marbled boards, spine with extra gilt and raised bands, red and green morocco gilt lettered spine labels, all edges marbled, marbeld endpapers. Some rubbing and scuffing to edges and tips, bookplate on front pastdowns, else fine. Octavo. Seven volumes, complete Illustrated in each volume by E. M. Wimperis, a friend of the Brontes The volumes are: Jane Eyre; Shirley; Villette; The Professor : with Poems; Wuthering Heights; Wildfell Hall and Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs. Gaskell. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)  and her sisters Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and Anne Bronte (1820-1849) have charmed, inspired, and even shocked readers from the Victorian age to the present.  Raised in Haworth, Yorkshire, the three sisters produced such classics as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.  Influenced by British Romantic poets like Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron, the Brontes produced a cast of unforgettable characters such as the devoted governess, Jane Eyre, and the lovers, Heathcliff, Cathy, and Hareton.  The Bronte Family website explores the lives, literature, and art of these important Victorian women writers. The Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, was their home from 1820 to 1861.  Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best-loved books in the English language. Charlotte's novel 'Jane Eyre' (1847), Emily's 'Wuthering Heights' (1847), and Anne's 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848) were written in this house over a hundred and fifty years ago, yet their power still moves readers today. To find two writers of genius in one family would be rare, but to find several writers in one household is unique in the history of literature. Charlotte and Emily are ranked among the world's greatest novelists; Anne is a powerful underrated author, and both their father, the Revd. Patrick Brontë, and brother Branwell also saw their own works in print. The Brontës, published under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, were acknowledged at the time for their directness and powerful emotional energy, qualities which were sometimes interpreted by the critics as 'coarse' and 'brutal'. - Bronte Society.

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        [ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT NOVEL OF THE COMMON SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE IN THE CIVIL WAR]

      Nashville, 1885. [128]pp., written in ink on rectos only. In a highly legible hand. Small quarto. Original three-quarter black roan and cloth. Spine perished, corners and edges heavily worn. Large engraved, authorial bookplate on front pastedown. Some light soiling and wear to text, particularly initial leaves. First few gatherings loose. Still, very good. Fictional manuscript narrative detailing the history of Silas Clack, a common Federal soldier in the Civil War, written and illustrated by Phillip M. Radford of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, Co. A, and 1st Alabama Vidette Cavalry, Co. F. A native of Tennessee, Phillip M. Radford went against the allegiance of his home state and enlisted in the Union Army at Nashville on Aug. 19, 1862. He mustered in as a private of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, Co. A, commanded by Col. W.B. Stokes. He was promoted to sergeant major, then took command of the 1st Alabama Vidette Cavalry, Co. F, as a first lieutenant. He narrowly escaped capture from Morgan's Raiders on a recruiting mission in Tennessee. Radford wrote about his experience, and the Nashville DAILY UNION published it on May 17, 1862. He was honorably discharged due to wounds on June 16, 1864. Instead of leaving the army, he became a clerk until the war's end. After the war, he became commander of GAR Post No. 1 Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Inspired by his war experience, Radford took his pen to paper again, this time, writing a fictional account of a soldier named Silas Clack. In the preface of the manuscript, he has written: "The experience of Si Clack recorded in this book is the story of thousands who were privates in the Federal Army. Since the war ended numerous histories of prominent men have been written. Desperate and bloody battles have been recorded and spread broadcast for the information of the world. The history of the common soldier has yet to be written. So then was the task set to whip a determined enemy and they did it. This story was given in several lectures to the Grand Army Post as camp fire stories. They were thought to be too good to throw aside and hence preserved in book form." The protagonist, Clack, enlisted in the army based on patriotism. He served for three years in an unidentified company. Before his departure, his family tearfully gave him gifts they thought he would need at the front - his mother knitted him a few pairs of socks, his sisters gave him soap and a family photo album, and his father had the shoemaker make him the best pair of boots. During his service, Clack took a prisoner and saw action at the Battle of Stone's River. In between the anecdotes, Radford drew over seventy illustrations, both comical and mundane, that were familiar to every soldier. His numerous illustrations delineate both camp life and soldiering. Near the conclusion of the story, he begins with a poignant explanation of what soldiering is and why men enlisted. He wrote: "On the whole perhaps boys like adventure and excitement, fine dress, the pride of fame, all of which are sentimental motives that makes them like going into 'the Guards' better than into the counting house. They fancy that there is a severe sense of duty missed with these peacocky motives. There is true duty done in raising harvests and houses than in burning them. There is more in winning money by your own work than in taxing other peoples work for money wherewith to slay men. And if you are a sentimental fellow you chose to brave death in a red coat than a black one. "But after a while you find that you have put yourself into the hands of your country as a weapon. You have vowed to strike when you are bid and to stay the scabbard when they bid you. But remember all this is a state of slavery. There are different kinds of slaves and different masters. Some are bought with money and others with praise. It matters not what the purchase of money is. The sign of slavery is to have a price and be bought for it...some slaves are set to digging others to forced marches some dig furrows others graves. Some press the juice of vines and some the blood of men." He ends with a powerful illustration of two men who spend their money on curtains or steel traps. The man who buys the steel traps sets them on either side of the wall with a good friend because he could not possibly keep on friendly terms without them. It is a creative illustration of the Union and Confederacy after the war. Radford encourages veterans on either side of the wall not to set traps for each other and not to prepare for war in a time of peace. A most unusual manuscript, both as a fictional narative of war experiences and for the wonderful humorous illustrations.

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

      Chas. N. Trivess, Printer, [1885]., Chicago - First edition. 7 5/8" x 5 1/8" original stapled, printed wrappers, 16 pp., map of the Chicago & North-Western Railway system on the back cover. Primarily a series of signed testimonials solicited by the Railway to describe

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        Two Delightful Drawings done as a boy in Coloured Crayon, one Signed, (Sir Muirhead, 1876-1953, Water-colour Painter & Etcher)

      1885 - the first, inscribed below 'WITH LOVE FR[O]M Muirhead Bone' reads 'MY HOTEL' over the door, two storeys with bay windows and an attic storey, with a roof of round-bottomed tiles, he has altered two of the attic windows to gables to try to match the other dormer windows, in the background are forests and mountains, (7¼" x 9¼"), the second shows a garden front of a castle with 'KING' over the entrance between two round towers, someone is raising a royal standard, two soldiers in busbies guard the entrance while a man, presumably the king, walks towards the viewer with his dog, (4¾" x 7"), each in a window of a card mount 15¼" x 13", no place, no date, circa small closed tear in foot of first drawing without loss In both drawings the line is assured, the buildings solid, and the colouring pleasingly balanced, though the perspective is a little out.

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        Oeuvres : Ma vie - Premières poésies - Poésies philosophiques

      1885. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate in forte pergamena, con 3 singoli pergamena pareggio e 150 in Olanda. Binding metà Marocco blu con angoli, torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, elegante contemporaneo vincolante firmato Levasseur. Libro illustrato un frontespizio inciso. Timbro bibliofilo stampati a titolo di ex libris. Bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine et paraphés par Alphonse Lemerre, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque signée de Pagnant. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe datée et signée de quatre pages de Louise Ackermann à propos de projets éditoriaux regardant et regroupant quelques unes de ses oeuvres qu'elles considèrent comme difficilement conciliables. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

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        Cuisine au Chocolat: utile, dulci

      Neuchatel: Typographie Attinger, 1885. Parallelogram-shaped duodecimo, 159 pages. Printed throughout in red and black. First edition. A tiny gem of a promotional chocolate manual and cookbook, from one of the greatest of 19th century Swiss chocolate firms, Suchard (founded 1824), with offices in Paris and London. Large scale chocolate manufactory started with Jules Pares in 1815, and was followed by Suchard, along with the Van Houten, Cadbury, Lindt, and Tobler, all within a fifteen year period. When Suchard opened his chocolate mill in 1826, he was able to produce 30 kg of chocolate in one day, with just a single employee. Much of his operation was powered by water. This little work includes a section of general instructions for working with chocolate, as well as collections of recipes for puddings, flans & cremes, patisserie, and more. In tan, color-decorated cloth, with images of the pleasures of chocolate consumption on the front and rear panels. Small ink date to free front endpaper; some very light soiling to cloth, otherwise fine. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies; Grivetti & Shapiro, Chocolate: History Culture & Heritage, pages 578, 613 (on the history of Suchard)].

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        Zum Zeitvertreib für brave Knaben & Mädchen.

      S.D.(1885), Braun & Schneider - Cartonnage éditeur petit in-folio ( 330 X 240 mm ) illustré en couleurs sur le 1er plat.Edition originale et premier tirage des 8 planches à transformations en couleurs. 2 planches présentent des manques sur le système de glissage. Bel "enfantina" d'une insigne rareté. enfantina cartonnage edition-originale [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE: A Story of Work and Exploration

      New York Harper and Brothers 1885 - 2 volumes. First edition, probably printed in England for Harpers at the same time as the Sampson, Low issue. Pagination is identical and the setting appears to be as well. Profusely illustrated with over one hundred full-page plates and in-text drawings, multi-folding maps, as well as with very large maps folded into the binding pockets at the rear of the books. 8vo, publisher’s original light green cloth, lavishly decorated with all-over pictorial designs in gilt, red, black, green and other colours on the spines and upper covers. xxvii, 528; x, 483. Index, 12 ads. About as fine a copy as one could hope to see. An unusually nice set of this scarce book. Very tight and clean copies, probably unused and as pristine, corners, covers, tips, all in excellent condition. Very rare thus. THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY’S IMPORTANT AND POPULAR WORK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE. This two-volume work of exploration, history, and socio-political-economy is the result of Stanley's expedition up the Congo River in1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commericial state in Equatorial Africa. Henry Stanley was one of the most popular figures of the 19th Century. Adventurer, explorer and rescuer-- the public could not get enough of this romantic figure. In true Victorian style, this volume highlights his greatest achievements, his rescues of LIvingstone and Emin Pasha and his aid in establishing the Congo Free State. Sets of this important work in original cloth have become exceeding difficult to obtain. First editions are now especially elusive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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