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        HISTOIRE DES EVÊQUES DE BÂLE PAR MGR.VAUTREY Sous les auspices de S.G. MGR. LACHAT, Evêque de Bâle. Avec chromos, nombreuses illustrations, vues, portraits, armoiries, sceaux, etc... Einsiedeln, New-York, Cincinnati, & St Louis Charles & Nicolas Benziger Frères Editeurs-Imprimeurs Pontificaux, 1885

      Deux volumes in 4° de 12pp +7ff + 516pp et 4ff + 640pp Reliure veau brun éditeur avec armoiries épiscopales sur les plats. Dos et plats insolés, coupes et coins frottés. Malgré ces défauts, bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Florian]
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        5 eigenh. Briefe und Briefkarten mit U. Schönau, Prag und Ostende, 1885 bis 1888.

      1885. Zusammen 16 SS. auf 9 Bll. 8vo. und kl.-8vo. Alle an ihre Cousine Emma Pollak: "[...] Meine Hauptsorge ist die, was die Journale bringen werden, u. was man ihnen sagen soll. Johann Strauß kann doch nicht auf 3-4 Wochen spurlos verschwinden, auch geht die Täuschung nicht fortzuführen, daß er hier festsitzt, wenn man ihn nirgends sieht. Trotzdem wir von einem hiesigen Journalisten unsere Ankunft allen Blättern telegrafieren ließen, haben nur 2 die Notiz gebracht. Was sagst Du dazu? [...]" (Prag, 31. I. 1887). - Über Schwierigkeiten mit der "Concordia": Jean hat die ganze Sache immer ganz anders aufgefaßt, als wir anfangs annahmen. Und ich kann ihm nicht Unrecht geben. Daher muß ich Dir rathen, gebt das ganze Conzert auf! Im Bewußtsein wieder bei der Concordia Anstoß zu erregen, u. uns noch mehr Feinde zu machen, als wir ohnedies haben, will Jean nicht mehr darauf eingehen! Und nehme an, es fällt nicht brillant aus, wie man dann über uns herfiele. Das darf man Jean nicht anthun! Die Stimmung hier ist jetzt eine zu anti Straußische. Und unsere Aufgabe ist es nicht dagegen anzukämpfen. Jean sagt auch, daß diese Sachen nicht für den Concertsaal geschrieben sind, erst alles eingerichtet werden müßte [...]" (o. O., 9. II. 1888).

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        194 x Erläße, Depeschen, Verordnungen, Instruktionen von 1801-1885 Österreich: Linz, Wien, Salzburg. Aufrufe, Bekanntmachungen, Kundmachungen, vom Kriegsschauplatze, Currende, Circulare, Telegramme etc.

      Österreich 1801-, 1885 - 194 verschiedene original alte Drucke aus Österreich, überwiegend aus Linz und einige aus Wien u. Salzburg. Es sind sowohl einseitige Blätter darunter aber auch mehseitige Hefte. Das grösste Blatt hat die Maße von 63 x 44 cm und das kleinste (Heft) 18 x 12 cm. Die Drucke sind aus der Zeit von 1801-1885. Die meisten Blätter und Hefte sind in gutem Zustand, einige haben leichte Risse und sehr wenige haben kl. Fehlstellen. Auf den Bildern sind nicht alle Drucke zu sehen. Ich biete auch noch weitere alte Drucke aus Österrreich an. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        histoire de la nation hellene des temps les plus anciens jusqu'a nos jours ecrit en grec

      livres entierement en grec . apla. Les 5 volumes, edition 1885-1887. Reliure demi chagrin tres frotte, coins rapes et abimes, quelques taches de rousseurs dans les livres. Tome 1 : edition 1885, cartes couleurs hors texte dans l'ouvrage et en fin d'ouvrage carte couleur qui se deplie. Tome 2 : edition de 1886, gravure hors texte et une carte qui se deplie en fin d'ouvrage. Tome 3 : les coins ont ete refaient en scootch marron epais, gravures hors texte. Tome 4 : edition de 1887, gravures hors-texte et une carte couleur qui se deplie en fin d'ouvrage et Tome 5 : fin et dernier volume, edition 1887, gravure hors texte et une carte couleur qui se deplie en fin d'ouvrage. "Il est l'auteur d'une Histoire de la Nation hellène des temps les plus anciens jusqu'à nos jours. (??????? ??? ????????? ??????) publiée en 5 tomes entre 1860 et 1874.Son "Manuel d'histoire générale", était fondé sur les "Nouveaux éléments d'histoire générale" de David...." photos possibles

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        Sowie eine Geschichte der Der Deutschen Bibel-Uebersetzung; Luther als Reformator und Bibel-Uebersetzer; Chronologische und andere Tabellen zur Förderung des Verständnisses der Heiligen Schrift; eine Geschichte der alten und neuen Glaubens-Genossenschaften und Secten; eine Beschreibung der Israelitischen Stiftshütte und ihrer heiligen Geräthe, sowie eine Schilderung der Priesterschaft, des Gottesdienstes und der Opfer der Israeliten; Eine Geschichte der Bücher der Heiligen Schrift; Eine prachtvoll illustrirte Topographie und Geschichte des Heiligen Landes; Scenen und Begebenheiten in der Heiligen Schrift; Beschreibungen und Erklärungen der Sitten, Gebräuche, Religions-Ceremonien, Wohnungen, Münzen, vierfüßigen Thiere, Vögel, Insecten und Re

      Baltimore (u. a.): Gately & Haskell (u. a.) 1885 - Mit über 1000 teils ganzseitigen Holzstich-Illustrationen, 8 farbigen Kartentafeln, 21 handkolorierten, lithographierten Tafeln, 4 Stahlstichen sowie am Schluß zwei mit farbigen Rahmen illustrierte Kartonblätter mit Fächern für Familienphotos. 28, 20, 16, 48, 136, 12, 96, (14), 880 S. Prachtvoller, dekorativer Halbledereinband mit Rückentitelvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt und dunkelbraun eingefärbten Holzdeckeln mit Metallschließen und angesetzten Lederkanten sowie erhaben ausgefrästen Bildfeldern, diese mit goldgeprägten Darstellungen biblischer Szenen, in der Mitte goldgeprägter Titel, unterteilt von goldgeprägten Ornamenten. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Überaus reich illustrierte Ausgabe, für die Geschichte der Bibel und des Heiligen Landes von höchstem Interesse. Mit Karten, Ansichten und Plänen der in der Bibel erwähnten Stätten, Illustrationen zu Begebenheiten in der Heiligen Schrift, Abbildungen von Tieren und Pflanzen, die in der Bibel erwähnt werden, von Möbel, Hausrath und Münzen, handkolorierte Abbildungen der Stiftshütte, Szenen aus dem Leben Jesu, Auswahl von Illustrationen zur Bibel u. v. a.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS [this Old Testament only] TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES

      Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Henry Froude, Oxford Warehouse; C. J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge Warehouse), 1885. Revised Version. Presentation copy. Flyleaves foxed, the remainder fine and bright inside and out. Revised Version. Presentation copy. Royal 8vo. Four volumes. xx, 628p; [viii],520p; [viii], 364p; [viii], 534p. Bound in full pebbled black morocco over beveled boards with black endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles, the upper covers with panels in blind and titled "Presentation Copy Form The American Committee of Revision A.D. 1885" "With this volume was completed the revision of the Old and New Testaments, begun in 1870. The revised Apocrypha did not appear till 1895." Darlow and Moule 1286.

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        Le Vite de' Piu Eccellenti Pittori Scultori ed Architettorri

      Florence: G. C. Sansoni, 1885. Quarter bound in green cloth with vellum spines. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Published in 9 volumes this is an Italian edition of the famous "Lives of the Artists" and published between 1878 and 1885. All 9 volumes in a uniform quarter binding of green cloth with vellum spines and gilt titles. The Index volume has, loosely inserted, a wrapper with the title "Le Opere di Giorgio Vasari con Nuove Annotazioni e Commenti di Gaetano Milanesi". All 9 volumes are generally in very good condition. Please note that this set is heavy (12Kg) and will incur additional shipping charges if sent outside the UK. (e.g. shipping to Italy will cost £40). Kindly contact me, before ordering, for a revised shipping quotation should this apply. An Italian edition of the classic work on the biographies of Italian Artists of the Renaissance. Nicely quarter bound in green cloth with vellum spines.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. Wien, 20. VIII. 1885.

      1885. 1 S. 8vo. Gedruckter Briefkopf. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Mit Gegenwärtigem übersende ich Ihnen den Plan der Wohnung im I. Stocke No. 22 und 23 des Hauses I. Bez. Lobkowitzplatz No. I und sehe Ihren weiteren Mittheilungen entgegen". - Otto Wagner arbeitete 1884-1885 an dem Mietshaus am Lobkowitzplatz.

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        John Howard Payne, Dramatist, Poet, Actor, And Author Of Home, Sweet, Home! His Life And Writings

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1885. Revised Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine Revised edition, following the earlier 1875 publication in original gilt and black decorated cloth, minor rubbing and soiling, else Fine. In the scarce, lightly chipped dust-jacket. BAL 15808, format "A", all page edges trimmed; Gabriel Harrison's biography of John Howard Payne (June 9, 1791 ? April 10, 1852) , American actor, poet, playwright, and author, most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world ; [vi], 404, [2] pages .

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        Les Complaintes.

      Paris Léon Vanier 1885 In-8 de 145-(2) pp., demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos orné à nerfs, non rogné, couverture bleue imprimée conservée (Canape). Edition originale tirée à 511 exemplaires. Bel exemplaire. Vicaire, IV, 934 ; En français dans le texte, 313.

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        LES COMPLAINTES

      Chez Léon Vannier, Paris, 1885. Édition originale tirée à 511 exemplaires. - In-8° de 148 pages sous reliure demi-toile bleue. Couverture conservée.

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        Tartarin sur les Alpes Nouveaux exploits du héros Tarasconnais

      Paris, Calmann-Levy Editeur, Edition du Figaro, 1885 24,7 x 17,3 cm, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons richement ornés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée, ex-libris Raoul Simonson contrecollé sur la première garde, couv. et dos cons. (E & A. Maylander), étui moderne, 4 f. n. ch., 334 pp., 4 f. n. ch. Edition originale illustrée de 16 aquarelles et de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte dessinées par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, de Myrbach et Rossi et gravées par Guillaume frères. L'un des 100 ex. num. sur Japon avec le portrait de d'Alphonse Daudet d'après une aquarelle de L. Rossi (seul grand papier après 25 ex. sur Japon avec une aquarelle originale). Exemplaire truffé d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur adressée à Monsieur Babier dans laquelle l'auteur lui confirme qu'il jouera dans "La lutte pour la vie" durant la saison 89-90. Exemplaire parfaitement établi par Maylander. Provenance: Raoul Simonson (ex-libris) Talvart & Place IV, p. 23. . Talvart & Place IV, p. 23.

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        Les complaintes

      - Léon Vanier, Paris 1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale imprimée à 511 exemplaires. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline amande, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin vert olive, filets dorés en encadrment des plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à motifs floraux, reliure de l'époque signée de Vermorel. Agréable exemplaire du premier ouvrage de Jules Laforgue établi dans une charmante reliure de l'époque. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 511 exemplaires. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline amande, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin vert olive, filets dorés en encadrement des plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à motifs floraux, reliure de l'époque signée de Vermorel. Agréable exemplaire du premier ouvrage de Jules Laforgue établi dans une charmante reliure de l'époque.

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        ALS. N. p., 19. VI. 1885.

      1885. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. Thanking an unnamed addressee for sending her a book which she received at the moment of her departure for Prague, and which she thus could read during the train ride: "Merci de m'avoir aidé à passer agréablement les longues heures de solitude en waggon et croyez qu je vous suis fort obligée [...]". - On stationery with embossed letterhead and signature "Désireé" (facsimile, in gold embossing).

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        ALS. Fulda, 13. V. 1885.

      1885. 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. Includes 8 letters, also addressed to the "Moniteur", by H. and J. Humbert. Altogether 15½ pp. Various formats. In French, to the editors of the "Moniteur de la Chance Universelle" in Vienna. - The impostor Thérèse Humbert was born in the Languedoc region of France in 1856 as Thérèse Daurignac. Soon after her wedding to Frédéric Humbert, the son of the mayor of Toulouse, she began to tell stories about a mysterious inheritance, supposedly left to her by a grateful American millionaire, one Robert Crawford. Using the promised inheritance as collateral, the family took out enormous loans which enabled the Humberts to live in Paris for two decades in splendor and extravagance. Thérèse even kept a salon in which the elegant Paris society met. Only in 1901 was a court able to expose the entire story as a fraud. When the bubble burst, the scandal rocked the French financial world, and thousands of investors and creditors were ruined - among them the parents-in-law of the painter Henri Matisse. The Humberts flew, but were arrested in Madrid the following year. Thérèse was sentenced to five years' hard labor; after her release from prison, she disappeared from history.

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        THE ROCKS AND RIVERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

      London: H. Blaycock & Co., 1885. First Edition. Near Very Good/No Jacket. London: H. Blaycock & Co., 1885 Brother Frank's book with his ownership signature and Victoria address as well as pencil annotations, signed W. M. Almost certainly by Walter himself.In this autobiographical book variously collected as the first Canadian Rockies book or a seminal exploration and CPR book, Walter lays claim to surveying and suggesting the route through the Rockies. Book is hardbound in violet pebbled binding, decorated front and rear in blind. Paper label on front board intact. The original dated card cover bound in with Franks signature and address. P. 104. The folding shetch map at front is unfortunately torn with over half missing. Four full page lithos and all other contents complete. Historic annotations, corrections and underlining in pencil in Walter Moberly's hand and initialed at end. There has not been any copy of this rarity offerred for years, let alone such an exceptional association from the days of British Columbia's settlement and initial development. Scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Our repeat customers know where to find unique and historic books. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations.. First Edition. Near Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Taubenracen. Illustriertes Handbuch zur Beurtheilung der Racen der Haustaube. Enthaltend die bis jetzt bekannten Farben-, Racen- und verschiedenen ausländischen Luxustauben.

      Vlg. Twietmeyer, Leipzig 1885 - (Erste Auflage). Leipzig, Vlg. Twietmeyer, (1885). Gr.-8° (24x16,5 cm). X S., 1 n.n. Bl. (Verzeichnis der Illustrationen), 82 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Inserate. Mit 24 Holzstich-Tafeln mit über 100 Abbildungen. OHLn. mit Deckelbild. Nissen ZBI, 749. - Möbes, Bibliographie der Tauben, S. 33. - Die extrem seltene Erstausgabe dieses Klassikers der deutschsprachigen Taubenliteratur aus der Feder des bekannten Tiermalers J. Bungartz. "Hofmaler Jean Bungartz malte als Kleintierkenner selbst die Bilder für seine verschiedenen Werke. Er hatte auch die Zeitschrift für Brieftaubenkunde redigiert." (Möbes). - (Einbd. fleckig, Vorderdeckel auch etwas wasserrandig. Kanten berieben, Ecken leicht bestossen. Vorsätze etwas braunfleckig, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit Stempel und hs. Besitzereintrag). - Innen gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Kilchberg, 12. XI. 1885 [?].

      1885. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den namentlich nicht genannten Franz Hirsch (geb. 1844), Redakteur des "Deutschen Familienblattes": "Wenn wir keinen Termin setzen sondern es auf die gelegene Stunde abstellen, will ich Ihnen gerne einmal etwas Lyrisches schicken [...] Vergessen Sie nicht, verehrter Herr, mich Hn. Schorer freundlich zu empfehlen".

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        Rôles Gascons (4 VOLUMES)( EDITION ORIGINALE)

      Tome premier (1242-1254) transcrits et publiés par Francisque-Michel 1885 Supplément au tome premier (1254-1255) transcrits et publiés par Charles Bémont 1896 Tome deuxième 1273-1290 transcrits et publiés par Charles Bémont 1900 Tome troisième 1290-1307 transcrits et publiés par Charles Bémont 1906 . Format : 30/23. 573+219+563+789 Pages. Les rôles gascons, du moins ce qui nous en reste, commencent à la vingt-sixième année du règne de Henry III (1242) et finissent à la tente-neuvième année de celui de Henry IV (1460). Ils ne comprennent pas moins de 1847 peaux de parchemin, cousues bout à bout, dont certaines sont écrites des deux côtés. Ils correspondent aux actes passés par les souverains anglais lors de leurs séjours en France et plus particulièrement en Gascogne. Ce sont les rôles gascons sensu stricto. Dans le tome premier, sont publiés les actes de Henri III pendant ses deux expéditions en Guyenne et Poitou en 1242-1243 et en 1253-1254, ainsi que l'administration du Prince Edouard en 1254-1255. Le tome deuxième contient exclusivement des actes désignés officiellement comme Rôles gascons, c'est-à-dire appartenant à la série C61 des National Archives. Ces actes couvrent la période 1273-1290, c'est-à-dire depuis la deuxième année jusqu'à la 18ème année du règne du roi Edouard 1er Il n'y a pas de rôles gascons pour sa première année de règne parce qu'il était alors en Palestine. Le nombre d'actes est très variables suivant les périodes Dos usés intérieurs bon état EDITION ORIGINALE

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        Journal des Arrêts de la Cour d'Appel de Bordeaux en matière civile et commerciale. 1885 (Tome XL) à 1926 - 27 (Tome CI - CII), en 35 volumes + 3 volumes de Tables : 1883 à 1892, 1893 à 1902 et 1903 à 1912

      1885. AUX BUREAUX DU JOURNAL - IMP. GOUNOUILHOU - IMP. CADORET. 1885 - 1927. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable. De 500 à 800 pages par volumes. Titre, année et filets dorés sur demi-veau marron. Pièces de titres noires. Epidermures présentes sur le cuir. 1er plat détaché et mors arraché sur le volume des Tables 1893 - 1902. INTROUVABLE

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster, 1885 First edition in cloth with all first issue points for the cloth edition. Book very good with some foxing mainly to the front and back papers; some soiled pages, small water stain at bottom of page ends. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        The Katha Spirit Sagara ... Translated from the Original Sanskrit

      Calcutta. 8vo. Bound in contemporary brown morocco & pebbled cloth; rubbed, covers detached. Lafcadio Hearn's copy, dated "New Orleans, 1885" & sgd by Hearn on ffep recto. . In custom brown quarter morocco & cloth drop box. 8vo. Signed on the diagonal by Hearn on ffep "Lafadio Hearn/ New Orleans 1885." With a long note signed by Mitchell M. Donald about the 950 books in Hearn's library of which 597 were surrendered to executor George Gould in August 1908. This is one of those precious 597 books.Opposite the title-page "To Mrs Elizabeth Bisland Wetmore (Hearn's biographer), as a token of gratitude and affection. [with signature in Japanese.]"

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        The Katha Spirit Sagara . Translated from the Original Sanskrit

      Calcutta - 8vo. Signed on the diagonal by Hearn on ffep "Lafadio Hearn/ New Orleans 1885." With a long note signed by Mitchell M. Donald about the 950 books in Hearn's library of which 597 were surrendered to executor George Gould in August 1908. This is one of those precious 597 books.Opposite the title-page "To Mrs Elizabeth Bisland Wetmore (Hearn's biographer), as a token of gratitude and affection. [with signature in Japanese.]" Bound in contemporary brown morocco & pebbled cloth; rubbed, covers detached. Lafcadio Hearn's copy, dated "New Orleans, 1885" & sgd by Hearn on ffep recto. . In custom brown quarter morocco & cloth drop box [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        View on the big mosque during a samalat at the Ka'aba. [Mecca, c. 1885].

      1885. 240 x 187 mm. Albumen print (vintage) mounted on cardboard. Original photograph, also distributed as plate 3 of Snouck Hurgronje's portfolio "Bilder aus Mekka" (Leiden 1889), which followed the publication of his much more common "Bilderatlas zu Mekka". "In 1981 F. H. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest Arabian photographer by deciphering his elaborately calligraphed signatures [...] 'Futugrafiyat al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka' (The Photography of the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physican of Mecca). This princely eye surgeon had been host to the young Snouck in Mecca immediately after the Dutchman's conversion to Islam. Snouck claimed to have taught his host how to use a camera and attributes to him (without ever mentioning his name) the pictures reproduced in 'Bilder aus Mekka'" (Peters, XIV f.). Badr el-Hage. Saudi Arabia Caught in Time. Reading, 1997. F. E. Peters. The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place. Princeton University Press 1996.

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        L'arte du duel

      Paris; C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1885. in 8°; pp. VI, 240 + 26 tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pelle. Préface par Aurélien Scholl. Dorso con nervi, fregi e titolo in oro impressi, piatti marmorizzati. Splendida edizione numerata, tiratura di 10 esemplari con tavv. incise su carta Cina. Esemplare con dedica autografa dell'autore (cfr. Gelli - Catalogue de la collection d'ouvrages sur l'escrime; p. 69)

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        Etudes sur la Vie de Sénèque. [ Exemplaire de l'auteur annoté et corrigé de sa main ]

      1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane mauve, Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1885, 285 pp. Exemplaire unique annoté et corrigé par l'auteur sur quelques pages. Né à Saint Pierre de la Martinique le 25 octobre 1831, Polydore Hochart effectua ses études au collège royal de Bordeaux. Agrégé du secondaire, il rentre dans la carrière des armements maritimes, avant de se retirer des affaires en 1877 pour s'adonner entièrement aux études littéraires et historiques. On connaît notamment son travail remettant en cause l'authenticité des Annales de Tacite. Etat très satisfaisant (frott. et petits accrocs en dos, petites taches au plat sup.)

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        Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Moeurs parisiennes. Notices littéraire par Gustave Geffroy. Douze compositions de Em(ile) Bayard, gravées à l'eau-forte par J. Massard.

      Conquet, Paris 1885 - 2 Bde. Paris, Conquet, 1885. 22,8x15 cm. 2 Bl., XXIV, 204 S., 1 Bl; 2 Bl., 368 S. Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit riecher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen, Ganzgoldschnitt, OBr. (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden. In Schuber (sign. Chambolle-Duru). Eines von 150 num. Exemplaren auf Japan (+ 350 num. Ex. auf Vélin du Marais). - (Fürsten-Exlibris auf Vorsatz). - Sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Ein olympisches Spiel". [Vienna], 6-13 July 1885.

      1885. Folio. 33 ff. German ms. on paper. Green cloth (c. 1950) with giltstamped cover title. Narrative of an Austrian captain stationed in Arad (now Romania) about the operation of the local brothel and their life there. Much of the lewd account is dedicated to a so-called "Olympic Festival", a staged public defloration termed "baptism", after the passing of which obscene rite the deflowered girls became full members of the house: "Nun rief die Oberpriesterin: Das Opfer sei vollbracht! - In diesem Momente rauschte die Musik starker um das Ächzen des Mädchens unhörbar zu machen, das elektrische Licht warf seinen vollen Glanz mit möglichster Intensität auf den Opferaltar. Der Jüngling begann mit voller Kraft gegen die Pforte des Heiligthumes der Liebe vorzudringen. Man sah deutlich die konvulsivischen Zuckungen aller Muskel der Jungfrau und nach wenigen, aber markigen Stößen übertonte ein, von heftigem Schmerze ausgepreßtes - Ach! - der Jungfrau die melodischen Töne der Musik, denn der Sieg war errungen, die Pforte zum Tempel der Liebe und Wonne war geöffnet. Noch ein kräftiger Stoß und der Szepter der Liebe war bis an sein Ende im Heiligthume der Wollust weich gebettet [...]". - Inserted in the account of the "baptism" of fourteen-year-old Irma is a digression on Hungarian erotic tradition and superstition. - Tear in title page restored. Well-legible manuscript with numerous corrections and revisions by the author. Occasional slight finger and dust staining; traces of horizontal and vertical folds.

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        "Mit dem Blitzzug von Paris nach Constantinopel. Le train-express d'Orient entre Paris et Constantinople." Colour lithogr. board game with a view of Vienna and 80 stations. Stuttgart, Munk & Reichert f. Weise, [c. 1885/87].

      1885. 480 x 577 mm, mounted on cardboard in four segments. Charming, rare board game published by Weise in Stuttgart, known for his illustrated sheets, apparently produced very soon after the Orient Express train service between Paris and Istanbul was inaugurated in 1883. The central compartment shows a large view of Vienna with St Stephen's Cathedral; this is surrounded by 80 playing fields showing travel scenes and local views. - Edges trimmed close; some browning. From the Herry W. Schaefer collection.

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        Flora Agaricina Danica (6 volumes).

      Copenhagen, Printed by Recato A/S Copenhagen, 1885-1940, 6 volumes in-folio de 240x320 mm environ, 90 pages et les planches de I à 40 (inclus) tome I - 105 pages suivies des planches 41 à 80 (inclus) tome II - 96 pages suivies des planches 81 à 120 (inclus) tome III - 119 pages suivies des planches 121 à 160 (inclus) tome IV - 105 pages suivies des planches 161 à 200 (inclus) tome V, accompagnés d'un volume d'index de XXIV pages, cartonnage avec dos et coins toilés, titres et tomaisons dorés sur le dos, et vignette blanche ajoutée au bas du dos indiquant les planches. Tampons disséminés dans l'ensemble des volumes, frottements sur les coupes et coiffes, trace d'agrafe sur le premier plat de l'index, petit accroc sur les haut du dos du tome IV et du tome I, un mors interne fendu, sinon bon état. Texte en anglais. Jakob Emanuel Lange est un mycologue danois, né en 1864 et mort en 1941.Ce mycologue sintéressa à la systématique des agaricales. Sa publication la plus connue est Flora Agaricina Danica, un ouvrage en cinq volumes sur les agaricales du Danemark. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        ACROSS AFRICA

      London George Philip & Son 1885 - The first one volume edition with the "new and original matter and corrected map". This printing includes three additional chapters not in the first printing. Illustrated with 32 plates and facsimiles, 120 woodcuts in the text and a large folding coloured map in a pocket at the end. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. xxviii, 569, including index. A handsome and well preserved copy, the gilt remains very bright, the cloth nice and dark with just a bit of expected aging to the corners and extremities, the hinges with just a tad of age evidence, internally very fresh and in fine clean condition, the folding map in good order. VERY SCARCE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION IN COLLECTOR’S CONDITION. THE FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND THE CORRECTED MAP. After a naval career that took him to Ethiopia and the slaving areas of East Africa, Cameron was selected by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873 to go in search of Livingstone, and instructed also to make independent explorations with Livingstone’s guidance. Upon learning of Livingstone's death, Cameron’s European companions turned back but Cameron dedicated his expedition to geographical exploration of the African continent and forged ahead alone, arriving in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika in 1874, where he found some of Livingstone’s papers and sent them back to England. Here he began his quest of exploration with his attempts to discover the "true form" of the south part of the lake, which ended up feeding into the Lukuga river. He went west from there to a town previously visited by Livingstone on the Lualaba river, which he suspected (rightly) was the main source for the River Congo but was unsuccessful in his attempts to prove it. His journeys took him further to the southwest until he reached the coast on November 28, 1875, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa "from sea to sea." ACROSS AFRICA is the work for which he is best known, containing the exciting detailed account of this cross-continental journey as well as the author’s suggestions for the opening of the African continent such as utilizing the great lakes in a "Cape to Cairo" connection. Cameron spent the remainder of his life working on commercial development projects in places such as Turkey and the Persian Gulf and writing tales for the young. He also accompanied Sir Richard Burton in his West African journey of 1882 and was joint author of Burton’s TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. Cameron was killed by a fall from horseback as he returned from a hunting expedition in 1894. This is an important work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G. Keller"). Zürich, 23. VI. 1885.

      1885. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Unveröffentlichter Antwortbrief an den aus Ulm gebürtigen Schriftsteller Hugo Wittmann (1839-1923), Feuilletonredakteur der Neuen Freien Presse in Wien, der am 18. Juni 1885 angefragt hatte, ob Keller "nicht geneigt [sei], unser Feuilleton mit einem Beitrag irgendwelcher Art zu beehren. Auch eine Novelle wäre uns sehr willkommen [...] Die Redaction würde sich, verehrter Meister, ungemein glücklich schätzen, Ihre Stimme im Feuilleton zu vernehmen. Lassen Sie uns keine Fehlbitte thun!" (ZB Zürich, Ms. GK 79g:192). Keller entgegnete Wittmann: "Hochverehrter Herr! Auf Ihre so freundlich entgegenkommende Anfrage vom 18t. d. Mts. erwidere ich ergebenst, daß ich gerne zu einem Beitrage für Ihr Feuilleton bereit bin, sobald die Umstände mir die Ausführung gestatten. Zur Zeit bin ich noch für einige Monate mit einer Arbeit beschäftigt, die ich nicht mehr unterbrechen darf. Kommenden Herbst jedoch gedenke ich rasch ein oder zwei Novellen, deren Motive vorhanden sind, niederzuschreiben, wovon Ihnen dann das beliebige zu Diensten stehen wird. Auch wenn von ein par aufsatzartigen Sachen, die mir seit einiger Zeit vorschweben, etwas der Veröffentlichung Werthes zustande kommt, werde ich nicht verfehlen, es Ihnen vorzulegen [...]". - Am 9. Juli stattete Wittmann Keller seinen "besten Dank für die Nachricht" ab, festhaltend, "daß Sie im nächsten Herbst zwei Novellen zu vollenden gedenken. Wir bitten, uns beide zu überlassen, nicht blos eine. Ebenso dankbar wären wir für aufsatzartige Sache, die sich ja gerade in den Rahmen unseres Feuilletons fügen würde [...]" (Ms. GK 79g:193). - Spuren zweifacher waagrechter Querfaltung; unbedeutende Randeinrisse in den Faltungen. Von schöner Erhaltung.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Rudolf"). Wien, 27. IV. 1885.

      1885. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Schriftsteller Joseph Rt. von Weil (1828-1889), den Leiter der deutschsprachigen Redaktion des "Kronprinzenwerks": "Ich bin morgen den ganzen Tag über in Laxenburg. Zwischen 11 und 12 Uhr finden Sie mich dort zu Hause [...]".

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        LA CHANSON DES GUEUX

      Paris,Maurice Dreyfous 1885.Un volume format in-4°(29x22cm). Belle reliure demi maroquin rouge à coins.Dos à nerfs portant le titre.Tranche supérieure dorée.354p+24 pages des pièces supprimées imprimées à Londres chez Mackenzie Stuart and Ryde. Couverture conservée.Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de Richepin,d'un frontispice par H.Lefort et de nombreuses gravures hors-texte.Edition numérotée sur papier Whatman(N°71)présentant une suite de 15 gravures en noir sur vergé par A.Coulon.Quelques rousseurs sur la page de couverture sinon bon exemplaire.

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        Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia. Cambridge, University Press, 1885.

      1885. 8vo. XIV, 322, (2) pp. Original brown cloth with giltstamped title to spine. First edition of the standard work by W. Robertson Smith, Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic at Cambridge. - Removed from the Harvard College Library (with duplicate stamp). A single ink marking in the margin, otherwise fine. Remains of shelfmark labels. Another copy sold for £1,500 at Sotheby's in 1998 (Oct 14, lot 1125: some underlining of text & marks in margins). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1921. Fück 210. OCLC 2156214.

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        Abda` ma-kan fi suwar Salatin Al `Uthman. Album des Souverains Ottomans. Istanbul, Matba`at al-Jawaib & Garte in Leipzig, [c. 1885].

      1885. Small 4to. Lithographed title page and index; 34 photo-lithogr. plates, hightlighted in gilt and red. Original red and gilt cloth. Only edition of this lavishly produced series of portraits showing the Ottoman Sultans from the 14th to the 19th century. Captioned in French and Arabic. The editor, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq (1804-87), was born in Lebanon to an Arab Maronite family. He converted to Islam in 1860 and spent much of his later life in Istanbul as the editor of an Arab language newspaper, "El-Jawa'ib". In recent years, scholars seem to have taken a renewed interest in Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq and his role in the "nahda", or Arab renaissance of the 19th century. Several biographies have been published recognizing his struggle to modernize the Arabic language and educational system, as well as his defence of Arabic culture and language against the Turkization movement across the 19th century Ottoman Empire. As such he is considered one of the founders of modern Arabic literature and journalism. - Minor foxing to reverse of plates, otherwise in perfect condition. OCLC 15623629.

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        FROMONT LE JEUNE ET RISLER AINE. Moeurs parisiennes (2 volumes)

      Paris, L. Conquet, 1885. Notice littéraire de G. Geoffroy. 12 compositions de Em. Bayard gravées à l'eau forte par J. Massard. Les 12 compositions ont été détruites après le tirage. Un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Japon impérial (tirage total 500 ). Avec une suite des eaux-fortes. Reliure moderne plein maroquin bleu foncé. Dos à 5 nerfs avec caissons ornés de filets dorés. Tranches de tête et titre dorés. Plats ornés de trois filets dorés d'encadrement et de fleurons dorés dans les coins. Filets dorés sur les contreplats et les coupes. Couverture et dos conservés. Beaux exemplaires.mors très légèrement frottés.

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        Collection of letters, postcards, telegrams, etc. to the actress, by more than 50 writers, including Johann Strauß, Hans von Wilczek, Helene Odilon, Max Devrient, Hugo Thimig, Victor Tilgner, Wilhelmine Sandrock, Hansi Niese, Adam Müller, Müller-Guttenbrunn, Francis Saville, and Franz Tewele. Various places, 1885-1907.

      1885. Various formats. 182 pp. Collection of correspondence from the Nachlass of Katharina Schratt, providing a panorama of the acquaintances and society of the actress who was introduced to the court as reader to Empress Elisabeth and later gained fame as Franz Josef's mistress and confidante. Although the entire material dates from the years when her relationship to the Emperor was popular knowledge, there are naturally no explicit references to this connection in any of the letters. Similarly, we can only speculate about the nature of Miss Schratt's gift to Johann Strauß: "To be thus honoured by your kindness is more than I have deserved. I beg to say my most heartfelt thanks. Please rest assured that this support which I have received from you will accompany me on all my paths and I will always honour it as a precious good [...]" (J. Strauß, ALS, 2 pp. Vienna, 25 Dec. 1894). The letter by Hans von Wilczek to the Emperor's mistress is of especial interest, as it contains indications of her close relationship to the great Austrian explorer: "[...] I stay away from Vienna as much as possible - but when I arrived at Herrengasse at 11 last night my doorman told me that you had called at half past 10. But I did not want to call back, it already being 11 - I beg forgiveness and - don't be angry with me! Is there anything I can do? [...]". - We also learn that the popular poet Adam Müller-Guttenbrunn had written a comedy just for her, "Die lächelnde Gräfin" ("The Smiling Countess"): [...] Naturally I would be prepared to fulfil any request regarding the title role. Also, the Countess's court need not be Vienna. That way we might even get it performed at the Burgtheater. Nobody has seen the play's ms., nobody knows it exists, it entered your hands quite virginal [...]" (2 June 1905). - Her colleague Helene Odilon, one of the greatest actresses of her age, who after suffering a stroke in 1903 was put under tutelage by her grasping relatives, writes a touching plea for help: "My desperation made me think of appealing to you, my dear lady, to help me achive my human rights. I beseech you to save me! Save me - I bessech you. My physical and mental sufferings have gone on too long. As my physical condition improved, the emotional torture of tutelage grew and torments me and today is a spectre that haunts me like death [...]" (25 Dec. 1906, 6 pp.). - The collection is topped off by several ephemera from Schratt's possession, including invoices, invitations, and a bill of exchange for 170 florins, written by herself. Joan Haslip, The Emperor & the Actress: The Love Story of Emperor Franz Josef & Katharina Schratt (New York, 1982).

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        Conférence Africaine. Documents de Travail]

      1884 -1885, Berlin - folio, printed in both, letter-press and lithographic facsimiles of handwritten text, various paginations, text in French, in a combination of letterpress and lithographic facsimiles of manuscript documents, the margins of the letterpress pages are very wide, for manuscript notes. Ex-library, old handstamps, bound in contemporary ½ morocco and marbled boards, binding worn, front board detached but present, portion of back-strip lacking, text is very clean. There is a printed list of the documents contained in the volume at the front, the volume does not include the first and fifth documents on that list, however, contemporary manuscript notes in French indicate that they were never included in the volume, and that the text was utilized in other documents. The Conference produced ¿The General Act of the Conference of Berlin,¿ which in essence constituted the framework for the conquest of Africa. (The present volume contains drafts of the Act and various resolutions concerning it). The General Act established the ¿conventional basin of the Congo¿ (larger than its geographical basin) and opened it to European free trade, made it neutral in times of war, and declared support for efforts to end the slave trade by African and Islamic powers. Because of this point Joseph Conrad sarcastically referred to the Berlin Conference as the ¿International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs¿ in his novella Heart of Darkness. The most important consequence of the Berlin Act was the reduction of tensions that had resulted from the French explorations in the Congo basin (Savorgnan de Brazza, 1876-1877), the establishment of Belgian posts in the Congo (1879-1884), the French invasion of Tunisia (1881), and the British takeover of Egypt (1882). The representatives agreed, in essence, that rivalries over African territory were not serious enough to justify a war between European nations. Among the provisions of the Berlin Act were: The principle of the freedom of navigation was established on the Niger and Congo Rivers. The limits of the Portuguese claims in Angola and Mozambique were defined, and French claims along the Congo River were recognized. King Leopold¿s ¿International Association of the Congo¿ was recognized as the de facto government of the Congo basin, and the territory was renamed ¿The Congo Free State.¿ In the long run the Berlin Conference stimulated the ¿Scramble for Africa¿ by establishing rules for the recognition of European claims. After signing the Berlin Act, a European nation could no longer simply raise its flag on the African coast and claim everything that lay behind it in the hinterland. A European colonial power had to adopt the ¿Principle of Effective Occupation,¿ by physically occupying whatever it claimed with troops, missionaries, merchants, railroads, forts and buildings. Within a few years Africa, with the exception of a few areas, was essentially divided up amongst the European powers. OCLC locates one copy only of these working documents. (Boston University). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings

      Denver: The Carson Harper Company, 1885. Full leather. Sixteen volumes. The Writings by Richard Francis Burton. Thousand Nights And A Night With The Supplemental Night. A plain and literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments, with introduction explanatory notes on the manner and customs of moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history. Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only. Issued by the Burton Society of Denver Colorado for private circulation among its member this edition is limited to one thousand sets which this is number 3. Illustrated throughtout set. Bound by the Adams Bindery in full red crushed morocco gilt decorations floral motif to covers and spine intertwine with butterfly, bees and scrolling patterns, green inlaid floral device to spine, gilt titles, raised bands, leather and gilt turn-ins, green silk endpapers. A handsome set in a superb binding. Fine.

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        Central Asian Questions

      London: T Fisher Unwin, 1885. First. Hardcover. VG+. Essays on Afghanistan, China, Central Asia. 457 pp, large folding map in rear, other text maps and ill, some folding. pub ads in rear. A very nice, pretty copy in original cloth. Tight and firm. Probably better than VG+ but not quite near fine.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1885). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1884-85. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1885. [C.-4523]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1885.

      1885. Folio. VI, 83, (1) pp. Disbound. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents on the slave trade, including an admiralty report from Bushire that "upwards of fifty freshly imported Africans landed and [were] sold at Debay [Dubai]" in November 1884, in violation of the existing engagements and treaties with the Sheikhs of the Gulf coast (p. 77). Commander V. Anson investigates and soon thereafter reports to Vice-Admiral Sir W. Hewett: "We arrived of Debai, on the Arab Coast, at 2 P.M. on the 27th [of November]. After some delay the Sheikh of that place [Hushur bin Maktoum, ruler of Dubai] surrendered seventeen slaves who had been recently landed in contravention of Treaty [...] Having embarked the British Agent at Shargah [Sharjah], we proceeded on the 28th, and recovered five more slaves at the different towns belonging to the Arab Trucial Chiefs" (p. 78). Includes a list of 22 slaves received from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Umm al-Quwain. More relevant correspondence is to be found under the headings: "Turkey" (pp. 21-32; with references to the trade at Jeddah and Hodeidah); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 33-37), and "Zanzibar" (pp. 39-76; includes a report on Pemba [pp. 48-51] by the Vice-Consul to the Zanzibar Agency, Lieutenant Charles Steuart Smith). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. Some edge chipping, but a good copy. Bennett 512.

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        La décoratión arabe. Décors muraux. Plafonds. Mosaiques. Dallages. Boiseires. Vitraux. Étoffes. Tapis. Reliures. Faiences. Ornements divers. Extraits du grand ouvrage L'art arabe. Paris, 1885.

      1885. Folio (310 x 405 mm). 4 pp. index of plates. 110 plates, 100 of which are in colour (incl. 26 double-page plates). Contemp. half leather with gilt title to spine, marbled boards. First edition of this selection from the author's famous, standard work on Arabian art, published between 1869 and 1877. The plates are slightly reduced from the original format and limit themselves to characteristic elements of decoration and ornament from all areas of the visual and applied arts of the Middle East. "'Arab Art', however, is more than a monument to the author's tenacity, skill, and devotion. For the historian of architecture, it is a precise source, a unique documentary record [...] On an entirely different level, Prisse d'Avennes has provided today's architects, designers, artists, and illustrators with some of the finest examples of measured drawings, pattern details, and illustrations of selected aspects of the built environment of a medieval Islamic city" (preface to the London 1963 edition). - Spine shows insignificant traces of restoration; interior clean and spotless. A fine copy. OCLC 643808682. Cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 138-140.

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        Tartarin sur les Alpes, Nouveaux Exploits du Héros Tarasconnais.

      Calmann-Lévy, Editeur, 1885, 1 volume de 165x240 mm environ, 334 pages, reliure signée Semet et Plumelle en demi chagrin à coins rouge, dos à nerfs portant titres et date dorés, couvertures d'origine conservées. Edition originale réelle (1er tirage, voir illustration p. 330 à l'envers), 1 des 125 exemplaires sur Japon (1er papier) non justifié avec le portrait de Daudet d'après une aquarelle de L. Rossi. Avec 16 aquarelles en couleurs par Aranda, De Beaumont, Montenard, De Myrbach, Rossi, gravures de Guillaume Frères. Dos très légèrement insolé, sinon bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        [Sushchnosti sotsializma d-ra A. Sheffle. i.e. The Quintessence of Socialism]. [N. p., 1880s].

      1885. [92 pp.] 175:113 mm. Handwritten brochure, quires (sections) sewn together. Paper with watermarks (Uglich manufacture #6), ink. Foxing, quires are separated from each other, a tear and soiling of the last page. The text of the brochure is translated from the eighth edition (Gotha: F.A. Perthes, 1885) as it stated on the first page. The brochure contains nine chapters. Every leaf is numbered starting from the first chapter (44 numbered pages). With introduction to the first and the second editions. This manuscript book was created by Russian underground Marxists as they tried to spread their ideas. This kind of books were banned in the country at the time and a person cought distributing them would had faced arrest. This is an interesting historical evidence of the most revolutionary time in Russian history. The Quintessence of Socialism by a German economist Albert Schäffle (1831-1903) was mostly interpreted as an unbiased presentation of socialism but outside of Germany it was used as a basic introduction to socialism. It was a strictly scientific yet popular and easy to understand account of socialism. Among other things the author analyzes socialist idea of the public organization of production and the role of collective property in the process of production and sharing. It's not surprising that the book attracted a lot of attention of Social Democrats because Schäffle based a lot of his brief exposition of socialist economics on the theories of Marx. He concentrated solely upon economic theory and inadvertently emasculated Marxism of its political and truly revolutionary implications. Marx responded negatively to Schäffle's work claiming he had never built a socialist system in his works and called Schäffle's views on socialism fantasies but these fantasies became very popular among certain groups of revolutionaries including Narodnaya Volya in Russia. Schäffle's book was widely read by interested Social Democrats cannot be doubted, for it was admirably brief, clearly written, and easily available. Obviuosly the Social Democrats could not accept Schäffle without some modifications. Nevertheless, some of them imbibed a sufficient dosage to set up a tension within the movement between the traditional democratic-political principles and what they took to be their socialist-economic principles as defined by Schäffle. For example, a member of Land and Liberty group (Zemlya i Volya) Osip Aptekman wrote in his memoirs: ''[...] Marx's Zur Kritik and The Quintessence of Socialism by Schäffle were going the rounds. Plekhanov importuned me to scrutinize these two books. I constantly read it outloud and translated while Plekhanov was catching it on the fly and capturing it in his memory'' (Aptekman, O. Obshchestvo Zemlya i Volya of 1870s). First Russian translation was published in Geneva in 1881 (from the 7th German edition). In 1906 were published first Russian editions in Odessa and St. Petersburg.

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