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        Henry Lambert Esq. of the Great Western Railway. A Fine Full-Colour Hand-Illuminated Testimonial from the Staff of the Chief Goods Manager's Department Upon His Leaving to Become the General Manager of the GWR (1887) , & a Second Handsomely Bound Hand-Illuminated Testimonal to Henry Lambert Esq from the Ealing Congregational Church (1900)

      London: None. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1887. Not Applicable. Hardcover. See IMAGES. "It is with feelings of Great Pleasure that we, the Members of the Staff of the Chief Goods Manager's Department, most heartily congratulate you on your appointment to the important and responsible position of General Manager of the Great Western Railway... Paddington Station. October 22nd, 1887. This is followed by 3 pages of signatures, each page with an illuminated border. Beautiful hand-Illuminations by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London. Loosely inserted in a loose folder of (? ) linen, silk edged - now worn, patchily darkened and scruffy. This is inside a leather bound folder, with gilt decorated inner dentelles, a material spine, and silk pastedowns. The leather is rubbed and edgeworn in places, but the front cover is ornately decorated in gilt with a central design in bright brass with intertwined initials 'HL'. The Illuminated pages are Fine. The second Testimonial is 3 years later from Ealing Congregational Church. Pastor. Rev'd John Byles. "We cannot allow you to leave the Church... Without expressing our regret at your have been called upon to occupy so important a position. The first page is illuminated and with an illustration of Ealing Congregational Church at the top. The second page is a plainer illumination with a list of names on the second half of the page. The endpapers are foxed and wrinkled, the inner edges of the attached leather is split here and there and the blue silk centre has perished in places. All bound into a Very Good tan and blue leather bound book, bound by (E. ? ) Riley and Sons, some light wear to the edges, and bright gilt decoration to the front and rear boards - with a central design and entwined brass initials 'HL'. Henry Lambert was the The General Manager of the GWR (1887-1896) and, amongst other achievements, was responsible for managing the final gauge conversion in 1892. Both books have poor outer containers for storage. Great Western Railway Interest. Heavy. See Images . ; Folio 13" - 16" tall .

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        The American Journal of Psychology 13 Volume Set. 1887-1903.

      Urbana [etc.] University of Illinois Press 1887 - 13 Volumes of 14 volume set. J. H. Orpha, E. C. Sanford. Missing volume 8. Bound in contemporary quarter black leather. Marbled boards. Good bindings and covers. Shelfwear. Library stamp to tail of fep. Light foxing/blemishes to page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. The American Journal of Psychology (AJP) was founded in 1887 by G. Stanley Hall and was edited in its early years by Titchener, Boring, and Dallenbach. The Journal has published some of the most innovative and formative papers in psychology throughout its history. AJP explores the science of the mind and behavior, publishing reports of original research in experimental psychology, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses, historical commentaries, and in-depth reviews of significant books. Volume 8 not included. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Postkarte m.Unterschrift. Kl. quer-8vo. Athen 19. Mai 1887.

      - An den Buchhändler Ermanno Loescher in Rom. Bittet um Übersendung von Marco Minghettis "Vita di Raffaele", usw. - Griechische Postkarte (mit eigenh. Anschrift verso) auf bläulichem Karton mit gedruckter Mäanderbordüre.- Eingangsvermerk quer über die Schrift. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Montaner y Simón, Ed 1887 - Barcelona. Montaner y Simón, Ed. 1887. 6h+228Pág+2h. Profusamente ilustrado de bellos grabados entre texto, encuadernación de relieves y dorados en tela. Obra muy apreciada. Ref 3.5 Biblioteca W. A. TRM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        EARLY ADVENTURES IN PERSIA, SUSIANA, AND BABYLONIA [TWO VOLUME SET] Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes before the Discovery of Nineveh

      London: John Murray. Very Good+. 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Boards a bit darkened and with with minor shelfwear. Hinges professionally repaired and with minor dampstaining to endpapers as well as a few single pages, but not obtrusive ; Fold-out maps of Syria, Kuzistan and of the Rivers Euphrat and Tigris with small closed tears to margin. Numerous plates ; 8vo; 490, 509 pages .

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        The Mayor Of Casterbridge

      Sampson Low 1887 - Some wear to cover and spine, mainly edges and corners, Corners bumped and worn, boards starting to show, tips of boards cracked beneath surface, Top and bottom of spine bumped and worn, edges starting to fray, spine faded, Internally in good condition, pages crisp but some slight foxing, a few fingerprints and small marks on edges, Some wear to page edges and corners, a few pages 47/48 (approx 8.5 cm x 2.5 cm ) have edges or corners missing due to poor separation at time of printing [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Südstern oder Das Land der Diamanten.

      (Hartleben),, Wien 1887 - Wien (Hartleben), 1887. Gr. 8°. 268 (4) S. mit 63 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. sehr schönes Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 45. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliures

      Gruel, Engelmann, Paris 1887 - ____ Edition originale. Ouvrage indispensable pour l'amateur de la reliure. Très nombreuses illustrations in et hors texte. Tirage à 1000 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci, N° 91 sur papier des Vosges. Un volume de supplément a été publié en 1905. Très bel exemplaire. ___. ______ Format : In-folio. [331 x 245 mm] Collation : (6), 186, (2) pp., 66 planches hors-texte. Maroquin brun, deux bandes du même maroquin sur les plats, dos à nerfs entrecroisés ornés, couvertures conservées, boîte. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Diccionario Etimológico del Idioma Vascongado. I y II. .

      1887. Ed. Eusebio Lopez. 1887 - Establecimiento Tipográfico de Eusebio López. Tolosa. . 2 Vol. . Sin Paginar. Folio Menor. Símil piel. Lengua / Diccionarios / LIngüística / Filología , Vasco-Navarro (General) . Conserva las cubiertas originales estampadas al oro.

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        Golfing. A Handbook to The Royal and Ancient Game with List of Clubs, Rules, &c. Also Golfing Sketches and Poems

      Edinburgh: W & R Chambers. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Spine darkened. 1887. First Edition. Red pictorial hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 134pp,+ ads. .

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        Applicazioni geometriche del calcolo infinitesimale

      Fr.lli Bocca, Torino 1887 - In 8, pp. XII + 334 + (1) + (1) di errata con ill. n.t. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva. Edizione originale di questo importante studio sulÂcalcolo infinitesimaleÂdi Giuseppe Peano (Spinetta di Cuneo, 1858-Torino, 1932), matematico e logico, che ha avuto fama anche per le sue proposte da linguista. Peano utilizza nei suoi studi il calcolo vettoriale, allora poco in uso. Proprio grazie a Peano e alla sua scuola questo tipo di calcolo si diffonde nell'ambiente matematico internazionale. Nel 1890 diventa professore di calcolo infinitesimale, ma non disdegna di parlare di logica ai suoi studenti. I cinque assiomi che propone (gli 'assiomi di Peano') diventano capisaldi per la costruzione dell'aritmetica come sistema logico. In geometria la 'curva di Peano' e' invece una curva continua non derivabile in alcun punto: in pratica costituisce uno dei primi esempi di frattale. Nell'ultima edizione del Formulario matematico, nel 1908, propone una nuova 'lingua perfetta', chiamata latino sine flexione. Si tratta di una lingua artificiale, semplificazione del latino, che non ottiene grande successo pratico. Anzi, avendo deciso di utilizzare questa lingua anche a lezione, ottiene la protesta dei suoi stessi studenti che non conoscendola, non la comprendono. ITA

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        The Game of Logic

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First trade edition, preceded by an extremely rare suppressed issue. Very Good. Cloth lightly soiled, darkened at spine, chipped at crown, and with areas lightly lifting from paperboard. Gilt stamping rubbed on spine but very strong on cover. Small label remnant to front paste down, tear to front free end paper at gutter. Pages lightly toned. Lacking accompanying envelope and markers. A nice copy of the first published edition, following an issue Carroll rejected.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Archives heraldiques Suisse/ Hefte: I- CXXVI (1887 -2012, praktisch komplett).

      Neuchâtel/Basel/ Liestal, Birkhäuser / Schulthess / Lüdin, -2012 1887 - 4°, je ca 200 S. pro Jahr., HLdr. goldgepägt: Jg. 1877-1911; Kart. m. Rückenschild: 1919-1945; restliche Jge.: Broschur, Bände etwas berieben, min stockfleckig. Einige wenige Hefte gebrauchspurig, insgesamt sehr schönes Werk. Fehlende Hefte: 1916/4; 1961-66; 1968-70; 1987 Beiliegend 6 Registerhefte vom Zeitraum 1887-2006. Ausserdem: «Archivum Heraldicum - Das Internationale Bulletin» 44 Hefte von 1953-1987 (nicht durchgehend); 7 Sonderdrucke aus der «Schweizer Archiv für»; 1 Staut von 19456; 3 Mitgliederverzeichnisse.- Das «Archivum Heraldicum - Das Internationale Bulletin» erschien während der Kriegszeit (bis 1987) und sollte für Freunde der Heraldik der involvierten Länder eine Plattform für den Dialog sein. 60000 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - HeraldikHelvetica - AllgemeinKulturgeschichteZeitschriften [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beethoven-Häuser in Baden bei Wien, Mödling, Wien-Heiligenstadt, Wien-Nußdorf. 8 Orig. Holzschnitte in verschiedenen Farbtönen, um 1928. Alle eigenhändig signiert u. bezeichnet.

       Sehr seltene Original-Holzschnitte der Wiener Künstlerin Emma Bormann (Wien 1887-1974 Riverside/USA). Weitere Bilder siehe unter \"\" bei Künstlergraphik. In Mappe. Die Blattgröße meist 30 x 40 cm, die Bildausschnitte sind verschieden groß. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Beethoven Bormann Emma Holzschnitt Wien Baden Mödling Nussdorf Heiligenstadt

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 427 p. w/ 4 pgs of ads at rear. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good+. Cloth at head a bit frayed, two tiny holes in front gutter. Light rubbing to cloth, name on fep, penciled notes on endpapers, Old Chicago bookstore stamp on rear paste down. Nice condition overall. The first American psychology textbook and the first book by the esteemed philosopher, educational reformer, and psychologist.

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        Ringerkunst (Ringer Kunst): fünff und achtzig Stücke - zu ehren Kurfürstlichen gnaden zu Sachsen

      - Wasmuth, Berlin 1887, 3 Bl., 85 Bildtafeln, Okart mit Leinenbezug, 4, Einband bestoßen und an den Seiten ausgefranst, Seiten gebräunt (Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1537) - sehr selten [RG] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Der Papiersammler]
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        Compendium der Hochbau-Constructionen. Bände I-III. Gedruckt als Manuskript für die Mitglieder des Verbandes. Band I: Gründungsarten. Aufgehendes Mauerwerk. Bogen- und Gewölbe- einschliesslich Thurmanlagen. Terrassen-, Treppen- und Balkon-Anlagen. Innerer Ausbau einschliesslich Feuerungs-Anlagen. Rüstungen, Hebevorrichtungen, Kellerisolierungen sowie Um- und Reparaturbauten. Band II: Zimmerarbeiten. Tischler- und Schlosserarbeiten. Band III: Constructionen in Eisen. Dachdeckung. Hauptgesimse einschliesslich Abdeckungen, Dachrinnen, Firstgitter etc.

      Wilhelm Greve, Hofbuchdruckerei, Berlin SW, Ritter-Strasse 50. -1888. 1887 - 32 cm x 25 cm. Drei Originalbroschuren, die Umschlagblätter teils lose. Band II ohne den hinteren Umschlag. die vorhanden Umschlagblätter teils eingerissen, teils mit Tintenanmerkungen (Namenszug) des Vorbesitzers auf Deckblatt der Bände I und II sowie mit. Anschmutzungen (Wasserflecken). Rücken mit aufgeklebten Bestandsnummern unten. Je Stempel auf Titelblättern: "Bureau für Architektur-C. Teichen- Reg.-Baumeister. W. Nürnbergerstrasse 66". Im Innenbereich alle Tafeln in gutem Zustand erhalten, einige wenige Anschmutzungen. Bd. I mit den Tafeln 1-29a ; Bd. II mit den Tafeln 1-52 ; Bd. III mit den Tafeln 1-47a. Jede Tafel mit vielen Figuren. Im Innenbereich sauber und ordentlich. Collationiert. FL0408

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        L'Âne d'Or.

      Paris, P. Arnould, [1887]. - In-8°, VIII-423p. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande (seul tirage après 10 exemplaires sur Japon), illustré de 2 eaux-fortes en double état de P. Avril. Exemplaire unique enrichi de 23 aquarelles anonymes originales en couleurs dans le texte et de 42 gravures au trait hors texte, dont 32 pour l'Amour de Psyché d'après Raphaël (qui avaient été faites par Dubois et Marchais pour l'édition de Didot de 1802). Magnifique exemplaire dans une reliure parfaitement établie par Visinand. Reliure demi-maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse avec titre et décor dorés, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. [signée Visinand].

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        Days and Hours in a Garden

      London: Elliot Stock, 1887. Vellum. Fine. London: Elliot Stock, 1887. Vellum. One volume. Octavo. Days and Hours in a Garden by Eleanor V. Boyle. Finely bound by Chivers of Bath in full transparent vellum with gilt ruled borders, the front cover featuring a painting in tones of green, blue, red and brown with delicate gilt highlights, depicting a peacock with flowing tails perched on a parapet, the spine decorated with a painted garden, top edge gilt, black and white frontispiece, text illustrations and decorations, housed in a cloth slipcase.

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        Schweizer Kur - Almanach 1887. Die Kurorte, Bäder & Heilquellen der Schweiz. Reise - Handbuch für Kurgäste und Sommerfrischler sowie unentbehrlich für Ärzte. Mit einer Bäderkarte der Schweiz sowie 125 Ansichten, Panoramen & Specialkarten. Vierte Auflage.

      Zürich, Preuss o, J. ( um 1887) - 18 x 12 cm, XLII, 352 S. mit Ill., Karten und Panoramen, blauer Einband fleckig

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      - Bruxelles, Librairie Nouvelle / Paris, Librairie Universelle, 1887, plaquette agrafée format 193x120mm, 16 pages non coupées, exemplaire de l'édition originale, petite déchirure restaurée sur le 4e plat de couverture, petit manque sur le haut gauche du 1er plat et agrafe oxydée, sinon l'ouvrage est en dans un bon état de fraîcheur, imprimé sur un papier de bonne qualité. Rarissime édition en partie originale, les 5 poèmes ( Les Fenêtres, Les Fleurs, Brise marine, Soupir, Sainte et Quatre sonnets) ont parus , quelques mois avant cette publication , dans le Recueil " Les Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé " édité par la Revue Indépendante à tirage très confidentiel ( seuls 47 exemplaires furent imprimés), les 3 textes en prose ( Plainte d'Automne et frisson d'hiver, La Gloire et le Nénuphar Blanc) sont ici, en édition originale.Collection " Poètes & Prosateurs, Anthologie Contemporaine des Ecrivains Français & Belges ", 1ère Serie, numéro 10.

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        BUTTON'S INN

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. C. 1886 by W. H. Busbey, also c. 1887 by E. K. Tourgee. Preface dated 1887. Deep blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Patterned endpapers. 418 pages. Spine rolled, some minor spotting, slight wear. Pages near fine. This is a most unusual copy, in that the half-title page bears, in faded ink, "Autograph Edition/No. 222." Furthermore, there are nine illustrations, throughout the book, done in ink and brush, illustrating the story, some signed "E. Tourgee." (They are beautifully done, as well, rather in the style of Howard Chandler Christy.) They are painted on the margins, overlapping the type. We have no idea how many copies were done this way, but one wouldn't think too many. Probably at least 222 have the ink inscription on the first blank after the front free endpaper, "Albion W. Tourgee/ Mayville- on-Chautauqua/Sept. 15, 1894," but how many with the beautiful illustrations? The story is set at and near the old Button's Inn which is still in existence, having been moved to a new location, "up the hill" in Westfield, New York.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Hardcover. Good - Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Albion Tourgee.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1887. 1st Edition (People's Edition) . Very Good. 5.25 x 7.25 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Illustrated green buckram binding, clean covers with slight rubbing. Binding leaning slightly, light foxing to text but otherwise clean throughout. The first printing of the People's Edition, and the first edition of Alice to include 'An Easter Greeting' (originally issued as an insert in The Hunting of the Snark in 1876) and the 'Christmas Greetings' poem (originally published as a separate leaflet in 1884). Carroll made several corrections to the text for this edition, his first opportunity to do so since 1868 when Macmillan started to use electrotype for all new printings. Major revisions were made again in 1897 for a new electrotype setting, used for both the main edition and People's edition. The first printing of an important edition. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good. Hardback. Printed pages: 179

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        Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf (19 Teilbände) - Bd. 1 (in 2 Teilen): Übersichtsband 1. Abtheilung: Naturgeschichtlicher Teil/ 2. Abtheilung: Geschichtlicher Teil/ Bd. 2 (in 2 Teilen): Wien und Niederösterreich/ Bd. 3 (in 7 Teilen): Ungarn/ Bd. 4: Oberösterreich und Salzburg/ Bd. 5: Das Küstenland (Görz, Gradiska, Triest und Istrien)/ Bd. 6: Dalmatien/ Bd. 7: Mähren und Schlesien/ Bd. 8: Galizien/ Bd. 9: Bukowina/ Bd. 10: Bosnien und Hercegovina/ Bd. 11: Croatien und Slavonien.

      Verlag der kaiserlich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei; 1887 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 19 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 40000

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        America, A Prophecy, by William Blake, 1793

      Edmonton, 1887. 50 copies printed. William Muir facsimile, 18 leaves, hand colored. 1 vols. Folio. Modern calf backed boards, preserving original wrappers. 50 copies printed. William Muir facsimile, 18 leaves, hand colored. 1 vols. Folio. Muir Facsimile. Keynes 217k; Bentley 249j

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        Talhoffers Fechtbuch aus dem Jahre 1467. Gerichtliche und andere Zweikämpfe darstellend.

      Prag, Calve, 1887. - 4°. Mit 268 Tafeln in Lichtdruck. 4 Bll., 46 SS., 1 Bl. OHldr. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (beschabt u. bestoßen, unt. Kapital u. Kanten mit kl. Läsuren). Hans Talhoffer (ca. 1420 1490) war ein deutscher Lohnkämpfer, Schirmmeister (Fechtmeister) und Verfasser von Fechthandschriften. Fünf seiner illustrierten Manuskripte über die spätmittelalterliche Kampfkunst, insbesondere über den Gerichtskampf sind erhalten. Talhoffers Abbildungen im Katalog seiner Fechthandschriften zeigen in der Regel Momentaufnahmen von Kämpfen; also keine Grundschule bzw. Basisübungen von Stücken (Kampftechniken). ". Die Paginierung des Codex geht von 1 bis 270, welche ich auch bei der Reproduzierung genau der Original-Handschrift beibehielt. Tafel 127 und 222 sind jedoch im Originale leer . weshalb im Ganzen 268 Bild-Tafeln existieren." (Vorwort).- Leicht gebräunt, Titel u. Tafeln. gestempelt. Sport und Spiel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 427 p. w/ 4 pgs of ads at rear. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good+. Cloth at head a bit frayed, two tiny holes in front gutter. Light rubbing to cloth, name on fep, penciled notes on endpapers, Old Chicago bookstore stamp on rear paste down. Nice condition overall. The first American psychology textbook and the first book by the esteemed philosopher, educational reformer, and psychologist.

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      [Tokyo 1887, Iwamoto]. Original stitched orange wrs., 4 vols. some pages with English subtitles and explanations by Uryu. Masakazu, covers: dusty, some old worming, bit scuffed, the. contents clean, solid & complete, 17.5 x 25.5 cm. R A R E. KYOSAI'S MOST FAMOUS COLOR WOODBLOCK TREATISE ON PAINTING Profusely illustrated in color & Sumi, with examples of the various "schools" of Japanese painting, & well known artists both classic & contemporary. Includes instruction in the art & genealogies of painters, etc. Also an interesting portion illustrating various incidents of Kyosai's life. He was an exceptionally talented & versatile artist of the 19th century. Very nice copy, in floral design Chitsu, please inquire as we may have a different copy in stock. * KAWANABE KYOSAI: The Artist: Liberally quoted or paraphrased from Roberts: A Kano painter, printmaker, illustrator, son of a Samurai. Studied under the great Utagawa Kuniyoshi, then later under Maemura Towa and Kano Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name Toiku when he was 19. Lived and worked in the Hongo area of Edo [old Tokyo]. Said to have done some of his best work while under the influence of Sake. Exhibited in Vienna International Exhibition in 1873, and again in Paris in 1883. A distinguished painter, marked by a wild, eccentric humor, left many sketches of great dexterity and draftsmanship, and superb copies of other artist's work not as a form of fake or forgeries, but in tribute to their great talent and style. This book for example is a tribute to a grand number of other artists, their style, and to his own unique style of drawing. A marvelous artists and well collected by world museums, institutions and private collectors. His sense of humor is unmatched, and his ability to express his feelings in drawings was superb ! * This work shows a large variety of his works, Buddhist subjects, icons, Samurai, ordinary people, landscapes, animals, ghosts & goblins, Gods, demons, festivals, artists, Zen priests, fish, birds, animals, cats, dragons, warriors, Buddhist saints, Samurai, ghosts, monkeys, insects, women, men, horses, court officials, Chinese heroes and other folk-lore, Geisha, prostitutes, anatomical drawings, Dharma, and a host of others. * What makes this book highly unusual and unique is not only the large number of drawings, but the accompanying English text and captions telling of the style of different artists that Kyosai emulated. Few if any such resources exist from this time period in English that show the drawing and artistic styles of other Japanese [and a few Chinese] artists. The work is monumental, and shows the true sense of good humor Kyosai had. His light-hearted nature is reflected in his caring exposition of art styles. No other single work by Kyosai is so diverse. * COMPLETE WORK: The complete work consists of 4 volumes: Naihen 2 volumes first series: part a.: 39 sheets; part b: 40 sheets. Gaihen 2 volumes second series 2: part c: 36 sheets; part d: 36 sheets. Each "sheet" is a double-folded page. Nearly all of the pages are illustrated. Some are single images on a page, other pages have 2 or as many as 4 illustrations per page. The entire work was woodcut printed on hand-made Washi paper. * UNIQUE WORK WITH ENGLISH CAPTIONS: Josiah Conder [1852-1920], was a British subject, teacher in Japan taught at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo from 1877 and an architect who designed numerous public buildings in Tokyo. Condor developed a keen interest in Japanese arts, and after a long period of petitioning, was finally accepted to study painting with the artist Kawanabe Kyosai. He was given the name Akihide by his teacher. His studies led to a number of publications, among them 'THE FLOWERS OF JAPAN; THE ART OF FLORAL ARRANGEMENT; THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE COSTUME; and LANDSCAPE GARDENING IN JAPAN. He also wrote a stunning book first western book on Kyosai: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES BY KAWANABE KYOSAI, published in Tokyo, 1911. This work reflected the respect and admiration he felt toward Kyosai's artistic and unique talent. In an another attempt to introduce Kyosai to the Western he wrote the English captions found in KYOSAI GADEN. It is perhaps the first book with substantial English captions published in Japan, giving foreigners excellent access to Japanese and Chinese painting styles done by Kyosai. * NOTE: We try to have original woodblock printed books by Kyosai and the associated references in stock, so please inquire to see which we have in stock today. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Dawes, CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.92 * Josiah Conder: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES BY KAWANABE KYOSAI, published in Tokyo, 1911. * Toda, K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHNESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.310 for more details. * Yone Noguchi: SPIRIT OF JAPANESE ART, 1915 for a detail biographical essay. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: p.100 Also many Buddhist icons, demons, Gods and protectors. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: p.197-198, no. 476. * KSM [Kaiga] * [OIKAWA, Shigeru.] et al.: KYOSAI NO GIGA: KYOSAI'S CARICATURE PICTURES. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.100. * BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: Animal Pictures of Kawanabe Kyosai. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. 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        The Breeds of Live Stock, and the Principles of Heredity. Cover title: The Breeds of Live Stock.

      J. H. Sanders Publishing Company. Chicago. 1887. - Green cloth boards. Gilt ruled. 6 spine compartments. Gilt spine. 480 p. including illustrations, plates. 4to, 26 cm. Hardcover. Mylar dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Small stain to side page affecting edge margin of pages. Clean, unmarked pages. Marbled end pages. James Harvey Sanders was an important author on animal husbandry in the 19th century. This book is devoted to the principles of breeding horses, cattle, sheep and swine. From the library of E.F. Batten, with his hand numbered book plate inside cover. Chapters include: General Principles of Breeding, Thoroughbred Horses, Trotting and Roadster Horses, English and French Coach Horses, English Shire or Cart Horses, Clydesdale Horses, Percheron Horses, Short-horn (or Durham) Cattle, Hereford Cattle, Galloway Cattle, The Breeds of Sheep, The Breeds of Swine. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Aether

      1887 - in-8, VII-[1]-524 p. et 9 pl. In London, Edinburgh and Dublin, Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 5th serie, n° 24, 1887, , in-8, VII-[1]-524 p. et 9 pl, demi-basane moderne, Le travail de Michelson occupe les pages 449 à 463. Première édition européenne, précédée par un article paru seulement quelques semaines plus tôt dans the American Journal of Science. Très importante publication qui signe la fin en la croyance d'un éther universel ; Elle décrit l'expérience Michelson et Morley, qui tentèrent de démontrer l'existence de "l'éther luminifère", substance statique et perméable qui était supposée être un medium pour transmettre les ondes lumineuses selon des physiciens du XIXe siècle. Utilisant un interféromètre, de leur propre invention, extrêmement sensible, Michelson et Morley cherchèrent à détecter et mesurer l'effet du mouvement relatif de la Terre à travers cet éther : ils comptèrent les vitesses relatives des rayons de lumière voyageant avec et contre le "vent d’éther". Les résultats s'avérèrent invalides et décevants. L'échec de Michelson et Morley dans leurs efforts pour confirmer cette hypothèse porta en fait un coup dur à toutes les théories scientifiques classiques qui reposaient depuis longtemps sur l'existence de l'éther universel, principe de base, par exemple, des théories newtoniennes sur l'univers (PMM). Elle suscita néanmoins l'intérêt de physiciens tels que Fitzgetrald, Poincaré et Lorentz, et a eu une influence indirecte sur le développement de la théorie de la relativité d'Einstein ; "This negative result held revolutionary implications which led directly through Lorentz and Einstein to the acceptance of new standards of time and space from geometry and cosmometry" (Dibner Heralds of Science 161). Norman II, n° 1508. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harry Houdini's personal signed and annotated copy of the Seybert Commission report on Spiritualism, with thirteen words in his hand

      [Glasgow, Scotland], n.d.. 8vo.. "His ownership signature ""Harry Houdini"" in bold pencil on the second front free endpaper of the Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by The University of Pennsylvania to Investigate Modern Spiritualism in Accordance with the Request of the Late Henry Seybert (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1887) 160 pages, 8vo, bound in titled brown cloth boards and spine. Below his ownership signature, Houdini has added in pencil: ""Bot [sic] in Glasgow Scotland"" all of which was added below the ownership of the book's original owner, ""R. M. Kirby 1887."" Numerous passages toward the front of the volume are underlined in blue pencil and as well as several penciled emendations in Houdini's hand. Houdini's engraved bookplate has been affixed to the front pastedown. Boards and spine rubbed with some wrinkles to cloth, pages lightly toned with some minor tears and creases to front and back endpaper, else very good. In addition to his status as a master magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini was also a prolific book collector. Predictably, much of his collecting surrounded his professional endeavors. (His library grew so large that in 1920 Houdini hired Alfred Becks, a former theatrical manager who had spent ten years working with Harvard's renowned theater collection, to organize and index it). One of the most significant components of Houdini's library was his collection dedicated to spiritualism: a subject of great interest to Houdini as he sought to unmask fraudulent spiritualists. Indeed the present work confirmed Houdini's general suspicions about spiritualism, an attitude that placed him in direct conflict with Arthur Conan Doyle, an outspoken proponent of the practice. The present volume was commissioned by Henry Seybert, an ardent believer in spiritualism who, in his will, had bequeathed a large sum of money to the University of Pennsylvania with the proviso that the school commission a scholarly investigation into ""modern spiritualism."" Seybert would have been disappointed to learn the outcome of the study which failed to discover any scientific support for spiritualism. Houdini has underlined several portions of the volume that speak to the fraudulent nature of mediums?"reinforcing his own beliefs. On page six for example, Houdini highlights a lengthy passage concerning the practice of ""Independent Slate Writing,"" in which the investigators attended a séance hosted by S. E. Patterson, who had been recommended by the noted spiritualist Thomas R. Hazard (who was a personal friend of Seybert's). The authors note that when they attended the séance, held at Hazard's home, the medium made an attempt to contact the spirit of Seybert, but after an hour and a half, nothing happened?"much ""to the chagrin of Mr. Hazard, who could not understand 'what the deuce was in it, seeing that the Medium was one of the very best in the world, and on the preceding evening, when he was all alone with her, the messages from the spirit of Henry Seybert came thick and fast.'"" Beneath that passage, Houdini has written: ""See p. 15."" There, we find a conclusion that must have satisfied Houdini: ""Yet, as a rule, Mediums assert that they invite investigation. Our experience has been... that as soon as an investigation, worthy of the name, begins, all manifestations of Spiritualist power cease... Indeed Mr. Hazard once told us that the true spirit in which to approach the study of Spiritualism is 'an entire willingness to be deceived.'"" Very scarce. Following Houdini's death in 1926, the majority of his magic and spiritualism library, containing nearly 4,000 volumes, was bequeathed to the Library of Congress. His collection of theatrical books and playbills were sold to Messmore Kendall. That collection was later donated to the University of Texas. As Houdini's widow Bess was divvying up the collection, several volumes (including a few duplicates) were given to friends and family. Very few volumes from Houdini's' vast library remain in private hands."

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        Francillon. -

      Calmann-Lévy 1887 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 153 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre et filets dorés. Couverture orange conservée avec petites taches. Tête dorée. Intérieur d'une belle fraîcheur. A grands témoins. Petits frottements à la reliure. En bon état. EDITON ORIGINALE. Un des 55 exemplaires sur japon, signé par l'auteur. Exemplaire nominatif de l'actrice Suzanne Reichenberg (1853-1924). Enrichie d'une lettre signée d'Alexandre Dumas Fils à « Annette ». On joint une lettre autographe signée de Mme Reicheberg à Gaston Calmette, directeur du Figaro, relative au mariage de sa fille Fernande avec Pierre Pitet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel du dynamiteur. La dynamite de guerre et le coton-poudre. Leur fabrication, leur conservation, leur transport et leur emploi, d'après les décrets et règlements en vigueur dans l'armée française

      1887 - de 360 et XXVIII pages Paris et Limoges, Henri Charles-Lavauzelle, 1887, in-12, de 360 et XXVIII pages, demi-chagrin vert à coins de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, gardes jaspées (coupes, coins et coiffes frottés), Unique édition de ce manuel peu courant. Cet ouvrage, dédié à Marcelin Berthelot en sa qualité de président de la commission d'expérience des matières explosives, résume, selon le préambule, tout ce qui a été publié d'intéressant sur cette partie de la pyrotechnie : "les ouvrages de Berthelot, les procès-verbaux de la commission des matières explosives, les cours professés, soit à l'Ecole de guerre, soit à l'Ecole du génie de Versailles, le Mémorial des l'officier du génie, notre Code et nos règlements militaires". En effet, l'auteur traite des propriétés physique et chimique de la dynamite et du coton-poudre, mais aussi de leur législation, et de leur mise en pratique. En fin de volume, en supplément, un arrêté relatif au transport, par chemin de fer, des matières inflammables ou explosibles "promulgué après le tirage du volume [qui] remplace le règlement du 30 mars 1877, inséré page 107 et suivantes." Malgré une reliure quelque peu frotté, bel exemplaire pour un tel manuel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sur l'importance d'unifier les études de la comptabilité' mémoire réimprimé avec d'autres travaux statistiques et présenté à l'institut International de Statistique réuni à Rome en avril 1887.

      Rome: Botta, 1887 - Folio (340 x 244 mm), pp. 222. Contemporary marbled boards, cloth spine and tips, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A very good copy. Bookplate of the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to front pastedown A rare and fine edition, first published in 1882 (only one institutional copy traced of that first appearance: Harvard). Contains (pages 119-165), a Catalogue of works on accountancy published in Italian from 1202 (Fibonacci) to 1882. ICAEW, p. 175.

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        Tätowiren. Narbenzeichen und Körperbemalen. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Ethnologie. Mit 11 Tafeln in Farbendruck, 1 Lichtdrucktafel und 30 Zinkätzungen nach Originalzeichnungen von O. Finsch, Cl. Joest, J. Kubary und P. Preissler nebst Original-Mittheilungen von O. Finsch und J. Kubary.

      Berlin, A. Asher & Co. 1887.. Folio. Org.-Pappband mit bedrucktem Vorderdeckel, Rücken professionell erneuert (Leinen mit goldgepr. Ttelrückenschild). Deckel etwas fleckig, berieben und schwach bestossen, innen tadellos. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. ?- „Prachtwerk von dauerndem Werthe?" (ADB). Wilhelm Joest war Sproß einer Kölner Dynastie von Zuckerfabrikanten, deren Vermögen es ihm im Anschluß an das bereits in jungen Jahren absolvierte Studium der Sprachen und Naturwissenschaften ermöglichte, ausgedehnte Reisen auf außereuropäischen Kontinenten zu unternehmen. Im Zuge seiner Reisen konnte Joest umfangreiche und bedeutende Sammlungen sowohl ethnographischer Artefakte als auch naturgeschichtlicher Specimen zusammenstellen, erstere bilden den nahezu alleinigen Grundstock des heutigen Kölner Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museums für Völkerkunde (paritätisch benannt nach J. und seiner Schwester Adele Rautenstrauch, der er seine Sammlungen testamentarisch vermachte). Vorliegendes Werk widmet sich dem Körperschmuck vorwiegend des gesamten pazifischen Raumes, den Joest in weiten Teilen auch selbst bereiste.

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        Geschichte der Familie von Wrangel vom Jahre zwölfhundertfünfzig (1250) bis auf die Gegenwart. Nach Urkunden und Tagebüchern bearbeitet. 2 Bände und Tafelmappe.

      Berlin und Dresden, Wilhelm Baensch Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1887. XII, 1020 S. (Paginierung durchlaufend), 2 Bl., 24 Tafeln. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Bänden mit zugehöriger Stammtafel-Mappe. Anthrazitfarbene Original-Ganzleinenbände im Großformat 31 x 23 cm mit silbergeprägten Rückentiteln und silbergeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen; Buchdeckel mit umlaufender silbergeprägter Ornamentleiste, Vorderdeckel mit silbern-roter Wappenprägung; dreiseitiger Silberschnitt; Vorsätze in textiler Struktur mit dezenter glänzender Marmorierung. Die Mappe ist ebenso gestaltet. Geschichte des baltischen Adelsgeschlechtes von Wrangel (verschiedentlich auch: von Wrangell), aus dem zahlreiche Militärs, Politiker, Diplomaten und Wissenschaftler hervorgingen. Als herausragende Vertreter des Geschlechtes können unter anderem der schwedische Reichsmarschall und Präsident des Kriegskollegiums Carl Gustav Wrangel (1613 - 1676), der preußische Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich von Wrangel (1784 - 1877) sowie die Chemikerin Margarete von Wrangell (1877 - 1932) gelten, die 1923 an der Landwirtschaftlichen Hochschule Hohenheim als erste Frau in Deutschland eine ordentliche Professur erlangte. Das Werk gliedert sich in acht Abteilungen, die sich auf zwei Textbände und eine Mappe mit Stammtafeln verteilen. Enthalten sind unter anderem 41 ganzseitige, durch Seidenhemdchen geschützte Lichtdrucktafeln in Kupfertiefdruck (darunter zahlreiche Porträttafeln), 3 Siegertafeln, 2 Denkmünzentafeln, 15 farbige Wappentafeln sowie 4 Handschriftentafeln. Gliederung: Erste Abtheilung: Allgemeine Forschungen, Ursprung des Geschlechts. Zweite Abtheilung: Die Wappen. Dritte Abtheilung: Tabellen über die Mitglieder und Zweige der Familie von Wrangel. Vierte Abtheilung: Allgemeine Uebersichten zur Geschichte der Familie von Wrangel (untergliedert in Funktionen, Stände, Titel etc.). Fünfte Abtheilung: Ahnentafeln. Sechste Abtheilung: Verzeichnis der männlichen und weiblichen Mitglieder sowie der Güter und Besitzungen der Familie. Siebente Abtheilung: Sieger-, Denkmünzen-, Wappen-, Handschriftentafeln. Achte Abtheilung (Mappe): 27 Stammtafeln. Verzeichnis der Lichtdrucktafeln. Eine Ecke mit kleiner Stoßläsion. Ansonsten die beiden Bände und die Stammtafel-Mappe in tadellosem Zustand. Stammtafeln vollständig vorhanden. Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Frisches Exemplar dieser prachtvoll gestalteten, im Original sonst nicht erhältlichen Familiengeschichte. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos, unter anderem Wappenabbildungen, auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR von Wrangel Wrangell Geschlecht Adel Adelsgeschlecht

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        Podró? naturalisty. Dziennik spostrze?e? dotycz?cych historyi naturalnej i geologii okolic zwiedzonych podczas podró?y naoko?o ?wiata na okr?cie J.K.M. ?Beagle" pod dowództwem Kapitana Fitz Roy. Prze?o?y? z najnovszego wydania (1884) Józef Nusbaum Magister Nauk Zoologicznych. Z 14 drzeworytami w tekscie. [A Naturalist's voyage. Journal of Researches into Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' Round the World, Under the Command of Capt. FritzRoy, R.N. Translated from the Latest (1884) Edition by Jósef Nusbaum, Professor of Zoology. With 14 Woodcut Illustrations.]

      Wydawnictwo Przegl?du Tygodniowego, Warszawa (Warsaw) 1887 - First Polish edition. In contemporary half leather with raised bands and gilt title on spine. (4), 412, XVIII (index), II p. First edition in Polish of the "Journal of researches into the geology and natural history" that was originally published in 1839. The translator, Józef Nusbaum(-Hilarowicz; 1859-1917) was a zoologist, an early promoter of the darwinism in Poland. Binding slightly rubbed at exremities. Inside fine. In contemporary half leather with raised bands and gilt title on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston 1887, Cupples. Blue cloth, bright copy, 459p., 9 b.w.. illustrations, 459p., index, appendix, top edge gilt, solid,. clean copy, 12.5 x 20 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE. A MOST EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY OF THE MAN WHO OPENED JAPAN A superb first biography of the man who "Opened Japan" to the West including his complete Naval career. Beginning with his early naval training, off to Africa, slavers & pirates, to Europe and diplomacy, in the Mediterranean, his participation in the Mexican War. * His appointment to Open Japan, early attempts, the origin of the American Expedition to Japan, international episodes, Yedo Panic, reception of the President's letter, Japanese preparation for treaty-making, last labors. Visit to Okinawa, Hong Kong and return to Japan. * The man and his work, with copious appendices. An excellent historical document and reliable resource. * Griffis was a celebrated author and Japanophile, please inquire with us other titles by/about Perry and Griffis. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Several excellent biographical and other citations about Griffis in Japan are cited in P. Barr: DEER CRY PAVILION, see index. * See M.C. Perry: JAPAN EXPEDITION, et al. [F.L. Hawks] * CATALOGUE OF THE CARYS' LIBRARY IN THE SOSHISHA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, 323. * THE PAUL BLUM COLLECTION A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: I 789 * Not in ICU: BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH, Sept. 1983, joint holdings with IHJ Library. * This item is also cited in many of the usual bibliographies on Japan and American naval history. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Botanical Works of the Late George Engelmann, Collected for Henry Shaw, Esq., in two volumes (Text + Plates)

      Cambridge, MA: John Wilson, 1887. First edition.. Calf on both spines is uniformly sunned resulting in an attractive tan patina to the leather, former owner's name removed from title page which has resulted in the replacement of a rectangular section, correction to text made on page 33; an attractively-bound copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (3), ix, 548, frontispiece portrait of Engelmann, 14 full page plates, numerous text-figures; (2), frontispiece of Cereus giganteus, plates 1-75; plates I-XXIV; plates I-III. One-half polished dark green calf leather, spine with six panel lines, red morocco title label lettered in gilt, and other gilt decorations, over fine gray cloth, page edges lightly decorated, 4to (11 x 9 1/4 inches). "This complete collection of the Botanical Publications of the late Dr. Engelmann has been made at the suggestion and by means of the generosity of his fellow-townsman Mr. Henry Shaw, who thus rears a memorial of his old friend and associate…" (from the Editorial Preface, p. i). The contents are divided into fourteen parts: I. De Antholysi Prodromus: Dissertatio Inauguralis Phytomorpholgica; II. Sketch of the botany of Dr. A. Wislizenus's Expedition; III. Papers on Cuscutineae (6 papers); IV. Papers on Cacteae (14 papers); V. Papers on Juncus (8 papers); VI. Papers on Yucca, Agave, etc. (8 papers); VII. Papers on Coniferae (12 papers); VIII. Papers on American Oaks (4 papers); IX. Papers on Vitis (6 papers); X. Papers on Euphorbiaceae (6 papers); XI. Papers on Isoetes (3 papers); XII. Shorter Miscellaneous Papers (11 papers); XIII. Lists and Collected Descriptions of Plants (10 papers); XIV. General Notes (3 papers), Addenda, Index. One of the longest monographs is "Cactaceae of the Mexican Boundary" with 76 fine lithographed plates. See also Stafleu and Cowan 1696; BMNH 2, 531. This is a beautifully-bound copy of this rare set of collected works by Engelmann.

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        [Coeligene] Coeligena typica

      [London: by the Author, 1887. Hand-coloured lithograph by H.C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Heightened with gum arabic. Wove paper. Very good condition. A beautiful image, heightened with gold iridescence, from 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds', John Gould's 'masterpiece, [which]... must ever remain a feast of beauty and a source of wonder... an incomparable catalogue and compendium of beauty' ('Fine Bird Books'). 'There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall... with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye.... The beautiful nests of humming-birds... will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs' (Alfred Newton in ' The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. The present image is from the work of which Gould himself was most proud. Hummingbirds remained a fascination for him throughout his professional life, as evidenced by his collection of 1500 mounted specimens, which were exhibited in the Royal Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London, in 1851 as part of the festivities surrounding the Great Exhibition. The exhibit proved a great success, with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert numbering among the 75,000 visitors. Cf. Anker 177; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.101; cf. Nissen IVB 380; cf. Sauer 16 & 29; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 258.

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        Allerlei Blumen-, Kinder- u. Vogelgeschichten, 12 Blatt Farbdruckbilder nach Aquarellen von Anton von Werner (1843-1915). Mit Text von Frau von Freydorf, geb. Alberta von Freydorf (1846 - 1923),

      Stuttgart, Emil Hänselmann s Verlag, [1887]. - mit zweifarbigem Titel und 12 zauberhaften, teils ganzseitigen, chromolithographischen Illustrationen, auf Tafeln, 14 Blatt (unpaginiert), TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR DIESES ÄUSSERST SELTENEN TITELS, lediglich der Schutzumschlag fachmännisch restauriert Sprache: Deutsch 26 x 34, heller illustrierter OU rotes illustriertes OHLn mit Voll-Goldschnitt,

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        Die Burgen in Elsass-Lothringen. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Militär-Architectur des Mittelalters. 1. Heft: Die Burgen im Unter-Elsass. 2. Heft: Die Burgen in Lothringen. Mit zus. 15 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln.

      Straßburg, Noiriel, 1887. 27 x 20 cm. I. 32 Seiten, 9 Tafeln. - II. 13 Seiten, 6 Tafeln. Etwas späterer broschierter Umschlag. *Originalausgabe. - Vorwort am Ende mit mehrzeiligem handschriftlichem Eintrag des Verfassers, und dessen Signatur, datiert \"Straßburg 1888\". - Die Tafeln zeigen in Heft I: Fleckenstein - Schoeneck - Lichtenberg - Hoh-Barr - Dagsburg - Burg Bernstein - Odilienberg - Landsberg - Hoh-Andlau und Speburg bei Barr - Hohkönigsburg und die Rapolsweiler Schlösser. - Heft II: Hunaweier, Reichenweier, Reichenstein, Kienzheim und Kaysersberg - Die Frankenburg, die drei Egisheimer Schlösser und der Hohlandsberg - Die Hohnack, das Oel-Thor in Türkheim, der Hugstein die Egisheimer Pfalz. - Engelsburg, Hirzenstein, Herrenfluth und die Stadttütmer von Sennheim und Ruffach - Die Burgen des Sundgaues: Pfirt, Liebenstein, Moersperg und Landskron - Die Burgen Rodemachern und Sierk in Lothringen. - Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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