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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.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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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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        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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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 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.

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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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        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.

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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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        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.

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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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