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        Sur les talus EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1887. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1887, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition printed 51 copies numbered and initialed by the author on Whatman. Bel autograph signed by the author Henry Fevre: "... crayfish rampart towards these bastions of the author ..." Illustrated book frontispiece, an original lithograph by Paul Signac. Specks minor on the second board, rare and beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 51 exemplaires numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur sur Whatman. Bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Ajalbert à Henry Fèvre : "... ex-écrevisse de rempart, ces vers de l'auteur des bastions..." Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice,  d'une lithographie originale de Paul Signac. Petites taches sans gravité sur le second plat, rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Du dandysme et de G Brummell - Memoranda ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1887. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1887, 9,5x16,5cm, broché. - New edition published in the collected works of Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly. Signed autograph of the author to Ms. Solomon: "... because it's more me than my other books, I offer it to you ..." Book illustrated with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Martinez. First guard on which appears the sending slightly and partially shaded. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Envoi autographe signé de Jules Barbey D'aurevilly à madame Salomon : "... parce qu'il est plus moi que mes autres livres, je vous l'offre..." Quel aveu! Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice par Martinez. Première garde sur laquelle figure l'envoi très légèrement et partiellement ombrée. Les envois autographes de Barbey d'Aurevilly sur ce texte sont rares et très recherchés.

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        La Perse, La Chaldee et La Susiane. Relation de Voyage.

      Paris, Hachette, 1887,. gr. in-4to, 4 feuillets y compris le portrait + 739 p. + 2 cartes hors-texte, ill. de 336 gravures sur bois d'apres les photographies de l'auteur, au debut pt. tache d'eau et un peu de couleur de la reliure au coin inferieur en diminuant rapidement jusqu'a la p. 60, sans rousseurs, reliure editeur, large decor polychrome sur les plats et le dos, tranches dorees. Bel exemplaire.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        15 volumes from the Works of Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1895, authorized edition, complete in one volume) -- The Formation of Vegetable Mould (1896) -- The Descent of Man (1896, authorized edition, complete in one volume) -- Insectivorous Plants (1896, authorized edition) -- The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1896, authorized edition) -- The Power of Movement in Plants (1895) -- The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom (1895) -- The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants (1893, second edition) -- The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (1893) -- The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects (1895, second edition)

      D. Appleton 1887-1896, New York - 15 volumes from the Works of Charles Darwin. Published 1887-1896. Hardcover 8vos., uniformly bound in copper cloth with gilt titles and black stamped design to the front boards. Illustrated. The first 13 volumes are in unusually Fine condition. Square, sharp copies with only the rare faint fox mark. No signs of previous handling or ownership. The 2 biographical volumes are Very Good, with rubbing along the outer hinges and edges. Most volumes from the 1895-6 authorized edition. Extra postage may be necessary. 15 volumes: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1895, authorized edition, complete in one volume) -- The Formation of Vegetable Mould (1896) -- The Descent of Man (1896, authorized edition, complete in one volume) -- Insectivorous Plants (1896, authorized edition) -- The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1896, authorized edition) -- The Power of Movement in Plants (1895) -- The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom (1895) -- The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants (1893, second edition) -- The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (1893) -- The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects (1895, second edition) -- Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle (1896, authorized edition) -- The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication (1894, second edition, 2 volumes) -- The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter (1887, 2 volumes). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      London: Reeves & Turner 1887 - First edition, first issue, 17.5 x 11cm (tall 16mo), in publisher's forest green fine rib-grain cloth w/embossed central device to fr. cover, embossed borders to covers, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, marbled ep.s, [i-v] vi, [1] 2-164 pp. Printed by Billing & Sons, Guildford. Inscribed to head of half-title: "To Margaret Jameson from W. Allingham" & w/his holograph correction to p.105 (the recipient was likely the illustrator of the ca.1910 ed. of Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield"). In Nov. 1887 Allingham noted in his diary: "trying to get 'Irish Songs', etc. out. Binding not right, mistake in printing" ("WA: A Diary" 1907, p.366)--the "not right" comment may refer to the marbled ep.s, highly unusual in a publisher's cloth binding; & the "mistake" is likely the repeat of the word "wondrous" on p.105. Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & fore-edges of covers sl. discoloured); contents Good (most leaves a bit browned, & old glue stains to gutters of pp.48-49, 64-65, 112-13 & 128-29). Fredeman 46.13, Colbeck 30 (the 1890 2nd issue), Lasner 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Around the World on a Bicycle (2 Volumes)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Matching set in grey-green cloth with cover illustration of Mercury and a high-wheeled bicycle in red, black, and silver. Spine title with high-wheeler decoration in black, gilt, silver, and red. Color frontispiece in Volume 1 and b/w photo frontispiece in Volume II. In text illustrations throughout. Both volumes complete with all pages, frontispieces, and endpapers. Sound bindings with intact hinges; splits just beginning at front hinge of first volume and rear hinge of the second. Some wear edges of endpapers; owner's name inside front cover of first volume. Covers have bumped corners and some wear at spine ends. Small ink spots to cover of first volume. Dampstain to rear cover of second volume that bleeds through the last five or six leaves and discolors the edge of about a third of the text block. Stevens was the first person to circle the globe on a bicycle. He rode a black Columbia 50-inch 'Ordinary' built by the Pope Manufacturing Company of Chicago, and carried only spare socks, shirt, raincoat (which he also used as a tent), and revolver in a small handlebar bag. Stevens left San Francisco on 22 April of 1884 and crossed the United States, arriving in New York on 4 August. He booked passage to England and then ferried to the continent and cycled across Europe and most of Asia, although he had to revert to boat travel on occasion when refused land passage by several governments. Stevens completed the cycling portion of his trip in Japan on 17 December 1886 after peddling more than 13,500 miles, and then sailed to San Francisco the following month. Unusual to find a matching set in condition this nice. As of 2015, one matched set is in the trade and none have been sold at auction per ABPC or the Rare Book Hub (Americana Exchange).

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        The Rothschilds: The Financial Rulers of Nations

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. Hardcover. 381 pages. Nine black and white sketches. "No name has been more prominently before the public during the last sixty years or more, as that of this great financial firm. Its origin was so shrouded in humble obscurity, and the rapidity with which it sprang forward to prosperity and fame was alike so extraordinary and so remarkable, that the public gaze has been kept by a species of fascination upon the movements of the well-known fianciers. From one corner of the world to the other the success of the Rothschilds has been the subject of universal wonder and envy." - from pages 1-2. Above-average wear. Front hinge open. Library binding. Usual library markings. . Fair. 1887. First Edition.

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        La scherma italiana di spada e sciabola

      Firenze; Stab. Tipografico G. Civelli 1887 - in 8°; pp. XII, 596 + tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza tela con angoli, titolo impresso in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati. Questa fondamentale opera racchiude, oltre ritratto dell'Autore in litografia e la dedica ai Conti Pietro e Riccardo Bastogi; una prefazione; circa 140 pagine di cenni storici della Scherma - La meccanica della spada - Trattato della spada - Trattato della sciabola - Numerose tavole litografate e specchi sinottici. Decorato con ricchi fregi e capilettera. Nel 1866, a soli 17 anni, il Masiello si arruola nel 72° fanteria, come soldato. Al reggimento, il Tenente Leocani ne assunse l'educazione schermistica insegnandogli il sistema napoletano vecchio. Una stella benefica indicava il cammino della vita al Masiello; il quale, nell'alternativa di diventare maestro elementare, o maestro di scherma, rispose all'invito fattogli dal Ministero della Guerra, Nel 1869 si recò alla scuola di scherma di Parma diretta da Enrichetti dove, dopo due anni di studio fu confermato nella carica di maestro presso la Scuola magistrale di Parma. Fusa la scuola di Parma con quella di Milano (1876), Masiello fu nominato maestro a Milano, dopo avere appreso le teorie di sciabola, dettate dal Radaelli. Soppressa la Scuola magistrale di Milano, in seguito alla morte del Radaelli, si trasferì a Roma per apprendere il nuovo metodo di Parise. *esemplare con dedica autografa dell'autore (cfr. Gelli - Catalogue de la collection d'ouvrages sur l'escrime; p. 49)

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        Report of the Royal Commission on The Land Law Ireland Act 1881 and the Purchase of Land Ireland Act 1885

      Her Majesty's Stationary Office - 1887. Hardcover. 1064pp +132pp + Seperate report by Mr. Thomas Knipe.Bound in Maroon Buckram with new label, complete with seven colour folding maps Irish Land law in Nineenth Century Ireland. . . . . Over 350,000 customers served online! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd.]
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        Aucassin & Nicolette

      London: David Nutt. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1887. Limited Edition. Publisher's plain card wrappers in the publisher's printed french-fold cover, the whole wrapped in the original onion-skin dust-jacket. Limited edition, one of 550 copies issued on Japanese paper. Book is fine, without flaw; french-fold cover a trifle rubbed and vaguely soiled, with toning to the lower edge; the onion-skin jacket with small chips out at the corners and spine head, a triangular chunk out at the spine foot, and generally lightly foxed. Nice; Translated in June 1887 by Andrew Lang, printed November 1887. From the introduction of the famous medieval French chantefable: " There is nothing in artistic poetry quite akin to "Aucassin and Nicolette". By a rare piece of good fortune the one manuscript of the Song-Story has escaped those waves of time, which have wrecked the bark of Menander, and left of Sappho but a few floating fragments. " .

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        Lord Lytton's Novels. 29 vols. (Bände), in 13 Halblederbänden.

      London: Routledge, 1887 - 1889 - Format: 13 x 16 cm, ("The Pocket Volume Edition"). 29 Bücher, zusammen ca. 9500 - 9600 Seiten, die meisten Bände mit einem Frontispiz, diese überwiegend seidenpapiergeschützt. Fest gebunden in Orig. Halbleder mit bordeauxfarbenem Lederrücken auf vier Bünden und Lederecken. Rücken (einige davon im Kapitalbereich dezent ausgefranst) hübsch goldverziert, mit goldgepr. Titelei. Deckelbezüge und Vorsätze aus dem gleichen goldhaltigem Wellenmarmorpapier; Kopfgoldschnitt. Hübsche kleinformartige, schön erhaltene und insg. recht wenig altersgezeichnete Ausgabe. Zumindest Bd. 2 von "E. Maltravers" sowie "The last days of Pompeji " fehlen wohl. Allerdings war nicht zu verifizieren, ob das das letzgenannte Werk in dieser Reihe erschienen ist. * Die Romane (nicht chronologisch geordnet, die einzelnen, jeweils meist zwei Romane enthaltenden Bände sind durch ">" -Zeichen kenntlich gemacht): > The Caxtons; Devereux. > Godolphin; Kennelm Chillingly. > Zanoni; Falkland; The Pilgrims of the Rhine; Pausanias, The Spartan. > The Last of the Barons (Vol. 1 & 2); > Harold; Lucretia or The Children of the Night. > Night and Morning; Paul Clifford. > What will he do with it? (Vols. 1 & 2). > The Parisians (Vols. 1 & 2). > The Disowned; A Strange Story; > Eugene Aram; Ernest Maltravers (only 1st vol./ nur das erste Buch); > The Coming Race, Leila, Zicci, The Haunted and the Haunters; My Novel ( Vol. 1). > My Novel (Vols. 2 & 3). > Alice; Rienzi. ** Mit Erläuterungen und Einleitungen zu den Bänden. 19. JAHRHUNDERT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1887. Paperback. ABOUT, Edmond, 1826-1885. LES MARIAGES DE PARIS. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: A. Lahure pour Les Amis des Livres, 1887. 8vo. [vi]565. With frontispiece and 52 plates in two states, and numerous vignettes in the text, all drawn by Piguet and engraved on wood by Huyot. Number 6 of 100 copies for subscribers on china paper, out of an edition of 115. This one was for Monsieur Henri Beraldi, well-known bibliophile, publisher, president of the Societe des Amis des Livres. and author of books on French printmakers of the 19th century, with his name printed under the number. Six stories by a witty commentator on the mores of his time. (Carteret 1946: IV, p.41.) Dark blue crushed morocco with gilt lettering and five raised bands to spine. Dentelles intricately gilt, with the label "Stikeman & Co." Marbled end papers; original printed wrappers bound-in. T.e.g. Lovely condition, but for slight wear to the surface of the lower board, and barely visible split to paper of inner front hinge.

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        The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Complete in four volumes

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1887. A translation with introduction and notes by John Ormsby. First American edition thus. Complete in four volumes. This is copy no. 11 of a limited edition of fifty copies only on hand-made paper and printed in the month of June, 1867. Signed on the limitation page in a neat iink hand, Theo. L. De Vinne. Printed by the De Vinne Press. Contemporary [?] half-leather bindings by the distinguished binder Tout and Son, London. Cherry red polished morocco, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped design and lettering to the hubbed spines. Handsome marbled paper hardboards in tones of blues, bronze and cream. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Minor rubbing to the spine hubs here and there. Almost no observable scuffing to the boards or leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. T.E.G. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs matching the exterior marbling. With vii, 445, vii, 439, xvii, 448, viii and 482 numbered pages. Introduction and notes, as well as three appendixes on proverbs, chivalric tales and bibliography. The Cervantes Collection, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, states that this edition includes a map detailing Don Quixote´s adventures; we are unable to find any such map. As to all volumes, owing to the high quality of the hand-made paper, presumably rag, there is virtually no foxing save along the exterior of the fore-edges, generally not into the pages themselves.. To the rear pastedown in each volume, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else exceptionally clean. Very Good Plus copies. Scarce in any condition or limitation; especially hard to find in the limited edition of fifty. Same as the London 1885 edition by Smith, Elder and Co. Beautiful edition of classic translation. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings, and a pleasure to hold in hand. Not in Palau.. Signed by Printer. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.

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        Famous Paintings (2 Volume Set)

      Boston and New York: Haslell and Post Company, 1887 Folio 12 by 17.50 inch size, Half Leather, red aeg edges, Corvers & spine bump damage both Volume, front cover Vol. 2 scuffed area. First Edition, Text by: Fred H. Allen, Printed by the Lakeside Press Portland Printed Japan and China Paper Edition, before Letter. Text by Fred H. Allen, Author of World," "Modern German Masters," "Masterpices of German Art," "Bowdoin Art Collection," " Glimpses of Parisian Art," Adventures in serch of a Book," ect.

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        Im Zeichen des Mars. Aquarell.

      ca. 194 - 27 x 21 cm, Papier gebräunt. Unten betitelt und signiert. Aus familiären Nachlass. - Josef Divéky, auch Josef von Divéky (1887-1951) ungarischer Grafiker und Designer. Nach Besuch einer privaten Malschule studierte Divéky 1905?1907 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien bei Alois Delug und 1907?1910 an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule. Beruflich war Divéky als Gebrauchsgrafiker in Wien, Zürich, Brüssel und Budapest erfolgreich tätig. Ab 1919 lebte er in der Schweiz. Wegen einer Steuerschuld wurde Diveky von den schweizer Behörden ausgewiesen. Ab 1941 lehrte er an der Kunstgewerbeschule Budapest. 1951 Krankheit und Suizid.Divéky arbeitete für die Wiener Werkstätte, als Designer für die Glaslusterfirma Lobmeyr. Er war ein hervorragender Grafiker und Buchillustrator, schuf zahlreiche Exlibris, publizierte in verschiedenen Zeitschriften. 600 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sur les talus

      Léon Vanier 1887 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1887, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 51 exemplaires numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur sur Whatman. Bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Ajalbert à Henry Fèvre : ". ex-écrevisse de rempart, ces vers de l'auteur des bastions." Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'une lithographie originale de Paul Signac. Petites taches sans gravité sur le second plat, rare et bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition printed 51 copies numbered and initialed by the author on Whatman. Bel autograph signed by the author Henry Fevre: ". crayfish rampart towards these bastions of the author ." Illustrated book frontispiece, an original lithograph by Paul Signac. Specks minor on the second board, rare and beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ALMANAQUE festivo por Francesilla Mostachón ilustrado por Rosquilleta. Imprenta Estereotipia de D. Laureano.

      - Almanaque manuscrito satírico con dibujos a tinta con caricaturas. Imitación manuscrita de un almanaque satírico de finales del siglo XIX que contiene portada + 20 hojas de texto a dos columnas + 20 dibujos a toda página, 22 x 16,5 cm. (Como era la norma en estos había caricaturas de diferentes personajes, poemas y textos satíricos políticos, anuncios. Está dedicado a Federico Minguez y Cubero, autor teatral de la segunda mitad del Siglo XIX, periodista, jefe del 1er negociado del Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Entre los trabajos que tuvo que llevar a cabo para el Ayuntamiento estuvo el censo de 1887. Para celebrar este evento los empleados nombrados para este fin le ofrecieron este almanaque satírico de homenaje y agradecimiento. Era característico de la administración del Ayuntamiento de Madrid que para ayudarles económicamente muchos de sus empleos fueran a escritores y artistas como era el caso del mismo Mínguez y Cubero. Y este es seguramente el caso de los encargados de redactar este almanaque. La temática del almanaque está centrada en Madrid tanto en las alusiones como en la caricaturas. Hay, por ejemplo, ilustraciones con referencias a calles y una al Puente de Vallecas). MADRID

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        GIBBON'S ROMAN EMPIRE The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Eight Volumes Complete)

      London: John Murray, 1887. Lovely set of this classic of ancient history, bound in full, honey colored polished leather which is lavishly decorated in gilt especially on the spines. All maps are present plus the frontispiece portrait of Gibbon. Bindings are square, tight and clean, and the contents are bright, unmarked and almost fresh. Does not look like it was ever read very much if at all. Minor blemishes to the leather here and there, and rub to the joints and one small chip to top right corner of spine on first volume not noticeable at first glance as it blends in with color of spines. Hinges are unbroken. An impressive looking set that is of decorator quality. All edges of text block gilt, and the lavish gilt embellishments on the spines and armorial device on front covers are still as bright as the day they were made. Five raised bands on the spines. A not only attractive but also useful reference set on the years spanning the decline of Rome from its height to the fall of the Byzantine Roman Empire in the East. Distinguished looking old bookplates in Latin on each of the inside front covers. Considerably discounted so there will be have to be additional shipping requested for overseas or priority domestic U.S. . Full Calf. Very Good/N/A. Illus. by Frontispiece of Gibbon and All Maps Called for. Octavo, 415. 425, 433, 410, 415, 428, 412, 434pp.

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        NOUVELLES - Les Deux Maitresses, Emmeline, Le Fils du Titien, Frederic et Bernerette, Pierre et Camille

      Librairie L. Conquet 1887 - Blue morocco, gilt back, with onlays of roses, gilt fillet line sides, doublures of brown morocco, with four onlays of roses on each, end-papers of flowered silk, gilt edges, binding by Marius Michel, Paris. Unique copy presented to publisher L. Conquet, featuring a lovely original watercolor by O. Cortazzo (of a man & woman at a table with champagne), signed by Cortazzo, with an inscription "A mon ami L. Conquet", also bound in is an original letter from Champfleury to Conquet, on stationary of the Sevres Porcelain Works , (where Champfleury was Chief of Collections), dated Jan. 1, 1888, in which he thanks Conquet for a year-end gift and wishes to add to Conquet's library. Signed by Conquet on page which states "Examplaire Offert a L. Conquet.L'editeur L.Conquet". In this special copy each plate is presented in three states; a trial proof, a proof before the letters, and the plate as printed in the regular edition. Bookplates of William Baylis, William Baylis junr., & Conquet on end-papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD +; Light stains at top edge of some pages, does not extend more than 1/4 inch onto any page. Other than that, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Very light wear at front edge of spine. Text in French. RGR [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      1887. Paperback. Fine. NADAUD, Gustave, 1820-1893 (attrib.). CHANSONS FOLLES. (RUBAN binding). [Evreux, Imprimerie de Charles Herissey, 1887.] 12mo, 19 cm.. 132 pp. With an engraved half-title by Henry Somm and 32 original watercolors by Y. Morland and signed by him. # 70 of 75 copies on Japan paper of an edition of 250. The watercolors are in the margins of the pages with music, each signed. They are exceedingly romantic and erotic. In gorgeous full blue crushed levant by Petrus Ruban, (1851-1929) decorated with an allover pattern of jester's wands in gilt, on both covers and in spine compartments. Intricate borders of gilt. Elaborate doublures of tan crushed levant with a central design of musical instruments, in an oval border, inlaid with black and red leather and garlanded by fanciful flowers, birds and cornucopias, all in gilt. The fly leaves are embroidered silk, followed by marbled paper endpapers. Original wrappers bound-in. All edges gilt. Near fine. A unique, masterful collaboration of three artists, probably accomplished in 1895. Minor rubbing to outer hinges.

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        El Anacronópete - Viaje a China - Metempsicosis

      Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, Barcelona 1887 - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, Biblioteca "Arte y Letras", 1887, 20.5 x 14 cm., 393 pp. + 3 h. Ilustrado con dibujos a plena página y entre el texto, letras capitulares, viñetas iniciales y finales por F. Gómez Soler. Encuadernación editorial modernista en tela estampada con un diseño firmado por F. Jorba, guardas decoradas, cortes decorados. Bordes y esquinas algo rozados, bisagras interiores rajadas pero la encuadernación permanece sólida. Interior con puntos de óxido. Rara primera edición y muy escasa en comercio de "El Anacronópete" de Enrique Gaspar (1842-1902). A lo largo de los años, H. G. Wells ha sido considerado el padre de la máquina del tiempo en la literatura. Su obra vio la luz en 1895, pero ocho años antes, en 1887 Enrique Gaspar había publicado en España El Anacronópete, novela en la que aparece una máquina del tiempo construida de forma artesanal por don Sindulfo García. El libro narra diferentes viajes en el tiempo pasando también por importantes acontecimientos históricos. Escrita con abundantes diálogos y comicidad, posee también magníficas reflexiones de carácter cientifico-técnico. Es obra fruto de su tiempo y se puede poner a la altura de las mejores narraciones del género como las de Julio Verne o el propio Wells. The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published "El Anacronópete" eight years before Wells influential work appeared. The novel begins at the 1878 Paris Exposition, where Dr. Don Sindulfo unveils his new invention, which looks like a giant sailing vessel. Soon the doctor embarks on a voyage back in time, accompanied by a motley crew of French prostitutes and Spanish soldiers. The purpose of his expedition is to track down the imprisoned wife of a third century Chinese emperor, believed to possess the secret to immortality. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Modern Print Signed by Abbott on verso, 10 x 8, of Sylvia Beach in her long dark trench coat seated, three-quarter length, originally photographed in 1927, printed later (ca 1960s-70s.)

      Abbott's subjects were people in the artistic and literary worlds during her time in Paris, including this well known image of Beach. Our photograph bears the photographer's stamp and pencil signature on verso, 'Berenice Abbott." Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), born Nancy Woodbridge Beach, was an American bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was a leading expatriate figure between World Wars I and II. She founded the iconic English language bookshop in Paris, Shakespeare and Company, which she permanently closed in 1941 during the German occupation. She and her bookstore gained considerable attention after publishing James Joyce's "Ulysses" in 1922. A new bookshop was opened in 1951 in Paris originally called Le Mistral, but renamed Shakespeare and Company in 1964 in honor of the late Sylvia Beach. Abbott closed her Paris studio and returned to the United States in 1929 after a trip to New York City showed the city's photogenic qualities. Very slight bend in one margin corner and wear at another margin corner tip, neither involving the body of the photograph. The photograph is somewhat grainy, gray tones at upper corners. Repair to small area on the nose and forehead, both in the negative. A good Modern Print Signed of one of Abbott's well known photographs.

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        Panorama von Mülheim an der Ruhr'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Friedrich Gottlob Müller in Hannover, 1887, 46,5 x 64,5 Nicht bei Denecke, Mülheim an der Ruhr in Stadtansichten aus vier Jahrhunderten. - Articus, Schles.-Holst. Ortsansichten von F.G. Müller. - Müller geb. 1816 in Roda (Stadtroda) gest. 1908 in Hannover lieferte über 130 Lithographien im wesentlichen aus Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen u. Westfalen. - Müller arbeitete von 1844 bis 1884 in Verden. - Von 1884 an lebte er in Hannover. - Vorliegendes Souvenirblatt mit 13 Ansichten. - Mittig großes Panorama von Mülheim seitwärts vom lustigen Schneider gesehen; darüber große ev. Kirche, kath. Kirche, Bürgervereinshaus, Kriegerdenkmal für 1813, ev. Vereinshaus, kleine ev. luth. Kirche, Gymnasium; darunter Markt mit Rathaus u. Kriegerdenkmal, Central-Bahnhof, Casino, Broich u. Kettenbrücke. - Sehr selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        American and English Yachts: Illustrating and Describing the Most Famous English Yachts Now Sailing in American and English Waters With a Treatise upon Yachts and Yachting by Edward Burgess

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. First edition. 50 photogravure plates (a total of 54 images) after N.L. Stebbins, each with accompanying leaf with descriptive letterpress giving dimensions and history of the pictured yacht. [vi], 14, [2] pp. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Original publisher's brown pebbled morocco, front cover gilt-stamped with title, a.e.g. Rebacked, corners restored, plates bright and clean. "It is the chief aim of this work to present in convenient form accurate delineations of the most noted yachts, including examples of the best types of craft now sailed for pleasure or in contests of speed" (Preface). Beautifully illustrated with 50 photogravure plates by noted marine photographer Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins.

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        The Feud of Oakfield Creek: A Novel of California Life

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1887. First. First edition. Pictorial mustard yellow cloth stamped in red and black. Front hinge neatly repaired, some modest loss of cloth and a small glue remnant at the crown, overall a near very good copy with the bookplate of notable poet Edmund Clarence Stedman on the front pastedown and Agnes Neustadt's decorative bookplate (illustrated by Frederick Spenceley) on the front fly. Penciled name ("Stedman", probably in his hand on the titlepage. Tipped-in is a three page (three pages of a fold leaf) Autograph Letter Signed by Royce to Stedman dated May 8, 1890. The letter begs forgiveness for his failure to write earlier, thanking Stedman for a dinner given in his honor at the Author's Club, and asking Stedman to convey to the Board of the Club that he would like to gain out-of-town membership in the Club. Josiah Royce, born in Grass Valley, California, was best known as one of the great American philosophers, whose work at Harvard also had a profound effect on the philosophy of logic as it influenced mathematics. He was unusual among American philosophers for his interest and writings on history, particularly on his birth state of California, from whence this novel was inspired. Shortly after publishing this novel he had a nervous breakdown requiring him to take a leave of absence from his academic duties, and indeed in the letter he references the pressures of those duties. .

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        Verzeichniss (mit ungefähr 4000 Abbildungen) von Chirurgischen Instrumenten, Bandagen und Artikeln zur Krankenpflege aus der Fabrik von Hermann Haertel (Inhaber Hermann Haertel und Georg Haertel) Lieferant der Königlichen Kliniken der Universität Breslau der Krankenhäuser der Barmherzigen Brüder in Schlesien der Breslauer und vieler anderer städtlicher, Provinzial-, Knappschafts- etc. Krankenhäuser

      Breslau, Hermann Haertel, 1887. 4to. xvi, 232 pp., over 4,000 steel engravings grouped in unnumbered plates and scattered over the text pages. Separate 68 pp. price list in rear pocket. Original printed cloth.l A wonderful catalogue of thousands of surgical instruments and other medical tools, including the separately published price-list. This book illustrates the "state of the art" medical equipment of the year 1887, made by one of the foremost factories. Therefore, it was likely to be used extensively, and it is exceptional to see a copy in such pristine condition. Founded in 1819, the factory probably did not survive WWII. Inscribed by both Hermann and his brother and companion Georg Haertel on the front free endpaper, a dedication to the medical doctor, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839-1909), who in 1895 founded the Augenklinik Herzog Carl Theodor (the Duke Charles Theodore Eye Clinic) in Munich. The clinic in the Nymphenburger Strasse remains one of the most respected eye clinics in Bavaria to date. Between 1895 and 1909 Carl Theodor personally carried out more than 5,000 cataract operations as well as treating countless other eye disorders (Wikipedia). Spine foot slightly bumped, otherwise a fine clean copy.

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        Magnificat in cl linguas [150 langues] versum et propriis caracteribus redditum et expressum

      Nostra-Domina de Lerina : Typ. M. Bernardi 1887 - In-4, plein chagrin cerise, dos à nerfs orné, premier plat orné d’une belle plaque dorée, reprise à froid au second, tranches dorées (reliure éditeur), ca 400 pp. Illustré à toutes pages en noir et couleurs d’un décor en encadrement ou d’une illustration mariale, 5 hors-texte en chromolithographie. Rares rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Magnifique et rare célébration de la Vierge Marie par les cisterciens de l’Immaculée Conception, à l’initiative de Dom Marie Bernard Barnouin, refondateur et premier vicaire général de l’abbaye. Précédé d'une lettre au pape Léon XIII. in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1887. Paperback. Fine. BOUFFLERS, Stanislas de, 1738-1815. ALINE, REINE DE GOLCONDE. (RUBAN binding). Paris: [La Maison Quantin for] Societe des Amis des Livres, 1887. Octavo. [iii]29[7]pp. With eleven etchings, drawn by Albert Lynch and engraved by E. Gaujean, four of them hand-colored. This is copy # 65 of 75 numbered copies produced for subscribers, out of an edition of 115. Printed under the number is the subscriber's name, M. Albert Liouville. An exquisite edition, of this picaresque romance with the text entirely engraved in cursive by A. LeClere. (Carteret 1946: IV, p.78.) Elegant binding by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) signed on inner dentelle. Full caramel-colored levant morocco, gilt, onlaid with black levant in an interlaced geometric motif, with sprays and roses in gilt. Spine gilt, with raised bands, and the onlaid interlace repeated in miniature in the compartments. Blue morocco doublures with onlaid red roses and intricate gilt borders. Luxurious gold floral brocade endpapers are followed by marbled endpapers. The original wrappers are bound-in, and a list of the members of the Societe des Amis des Livres. Created under the direction of Octave Uzanne. An edition de luxe in fine condition.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. Boswell's Life Of Johnson including Boswell’s Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides And Johnson’s Diary Of A Journey Into North Wales

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press 1887 - First edition thus. Six volumes. Large 8vo. Vol I 522pp; Vol II 480pp; Vol III 464pp; Vol IV 446pp; Vol V 460pp ; Vol VI 324. Half titles to each volume. Contemporary speckled calf by Roger De Coverly. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. A very handsome set with only light wear and a few small nicks to the binding extremities. The contents with minor spotting to the prelims otherwise clean and bright throughout. With the bookplate of Clive Behrens to the front pastedown of each volume. Provenance: Major Clive Behrens, husband of Charlotte Louisa Adela Evelina Rothschild. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Australasia

      London.: Cassell & Company.. 1887 - 1889.. FOUR VOLUMES - Vol. 1, 1887; Vol. II and III, 1888; Vol. IV, 1889. Color maps, black and white wood engraved plates and in-text illustrations, approximately 300pp each, index, 10½ x 8 inches, gilt lettered goldenrod cloth covered boards with embossed red and green flower garland (hardbound). Ex-library with institution's stamped ID on inside of front cover and on the title pages of Volumes I, II, III; faint catalogue notation on spine of all four volumes. Covers lightly worn with some foxing to fore-edge, endpapers, and a few additional pages; small drip to top of front cover of volume IV and small soiled spot to back cover of volume I, still a handsome set with particularly bright decorative binding. The chief focus of these lavishly illustrated volumes is on Australia and New Zealand but New Guinea and Fiji are also covered, with essays pertaining to the history, geography, industry, scenic features and urban centers of the above locals prepared by an extensive list of contributors. Volume I features maps of Australia, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia following the index. Despite the library markings, these are unusually attractive volumes with bright and clean attractive decorative binding, certain to be of interest to collectors, and a set that would display well. .

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        England And Russia Face To Face In Asia Travels With The Afghan Boundary Commission

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh and London 1887 - 8vo. Bound in the original red cloth with bevelled boards. The cloth is slightly creased at head of spine and a little foxed - a nice bright copy. It is a copy from the publishers to the library of the New South Wales Parliament and has their gilt stamp on the upper cover and blue stamp on title page. The two folding maps have NOT been included. Half-title present. vi,(2), 481pp., 24pp. (publisher's catalogue)With photogravure frontispiece and 4 sepia plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1887 - (APULEIUS, Lucius) THE MOST PLEASANT AND DELECTABLE TALE OF THE MARRIAGE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE. (RUBAN binding). Done into English by William Adlington. With a Discourse on the Fable by Andrew Lang. London: David Nutt (Bibliotheque de Carabas) 1887. Octavo. Lxxxvi, 65 pp. One of 500 copies for sale, of an edition of 550. With two etchings, and with an original floral watercolor title page. Elaborately bound by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) in blue crushed morocco, gilt, with Puss in Boots in gold on the upper board, surrounded by a deep border of flowers, vines, torches and quivers. Spine intricately gilt in six compartments with raised bands. A.e.g. Fine but for faint rubbing to outer hinges. A unique copy with a gorgeous binding and original watercolor.

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        The Modern Cotton Carding Engine. A Paper Read By Mr. Joseph Nasmith, on 12th November, 1887, at the Grand Hotel, Manchester, Alderman W. H. Bailey, J. P., President, in the Chair

      Manchester: Herald & Walker Printers, Back Pool Fold, Chapel Walks, 1887. SCARCE - NONE IN OCLC. 14 leaves, staple bound, in original paper covers, with binding tight. INCLUDES A LARGE FOLDING DIAGRAM "To Illustrate Paper on Carding Engine" depicting 16 Figures, laid-in [no tears]. Ex-library, with perforated ownership on the front cover, and on one page.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        The Game of Logic

      MacMillan and Co., London, 1887,, 1887. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION, INSCRIBED by the Author to F. Harrison, March 1887. Slim 8vo., 190 x 127mm., pp. 96, 2 adverts. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper. Darkened to spine and extremities, text shaken within case. The volume contains the original envelope containing the playing board and 9 counters (2 of which are replacements). Housed in a half morocco clamshell box. Williams & Madan

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      KAULBACH, WILHELM VON. REYNARD THE FOX after the German of Goethe by Thomas James Arnold. Boston: Roberts Brothers 1887. 4to, publisher's cloth and leather binding, top edge gilt, 342p., spine label chipped and sl. cover soil else VG+. LIMITED TO 400 DE LUXE COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHERS. Illustrated by WILHELM VON KAULBACH featuring 12 India Proof engravings and with more than 50 very fine, detailed engravings in text of humanized animals, very reminiscent of Grandville.

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        The Stage and Its Stars Past and Present

      Philadelphia: George Gebbie. 1887. Three volumes. Large folios. 11.5" x 17". Publisher's three quarter leather gilt. 48 plates. Ex-library copy with bookplate, stamp and name perforation on title page. Crack in the top joint of Volume One, leather is powdery, each plate with a small library stamp. Fair only. Large and heavy volume, postage at cost. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      W. H. ALLEN & Co., 1887., 1887. First edition. 16mo. Original light blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, black front and rear endpapers, viii, 170 [2] pp., preface. Herd 1860 says "Scarce." Events of an English lady who moved from England to Montana to become a ranching homesteader. Events recorded in Isabella Randall's diary. Laid-in is a two-page mimeographed poem that was published in the Bozeman Avant Carrier, April 25, 1889, that is titled A Composite Photo Of The Lady Whose Ranch Life Has Lately Been Chronicled. Re-cased with original cloth laid-down, spine panel darkened, light wear to the spine ends, former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown sheet, former owner's inked name and date on verso of front fly leaf, else a very good copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine.

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      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1887 - Son en total 25 tomos con diferentes paginaciones e ilustrado con numerosas cromolitografías Continuada por Juan Varela y con la colaboración de Andrés Borrego y Antonio Pirala Con encuadernación lomo en piel y tela original de Vilaseca. Tomso 1 y 18 con defecto.

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      1887 - ABOUT, Edmond, 1826-1885. LES MARIAGES DE PARIS. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: A. Lahure pour Les Amis des Livres, 1887. 8vo. [vi]565. With frontispiece and 52 plates in two states, and numerous vignettes in the text, all drawn by Piguet and engraved on wood by Huyot. Number 6 of 100 copies for subscribers on china paper, out of an edition of 115. This one was for Monsieur Henri Beraldi, well-known bibliophile, publisher, president of the Societe des Amis des Livres. and author of books on French printmakers of the 19th century, with his name printed under the number. Six stories by a witty commentator on the mores of his time. (Carteret 1946: IV, p.41.) Dark blue crushed morocco with gilt lettering and five raised bands to spine. Dentelles intricately gilt, with the label "Stikeman & Co." Marbled end papers; original printed wrappers bound-in. T.e.g. Lovely condition, but for slight wear to the surface of the lower board, and barely visible split to paper of inner front hinge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        A New Dissected Map of the United States

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1887. Puzzle in Box. Very Good. Complete jigsaw puzzle of the United States with original box, all pieces, and the original map to aid in assembly. The box features Lady Liberty showing a map of the United States to an Indian maiden. Although this box was used with the same date for a number of years, this is one of the earliest examples of this puzzle. The printed map and puzzle show an undivided Dakota Territory, the Indian Territory, and an unlabeled "Neutral Strip" that was not officially part of any state or territory. Puzzle pieces and map are in very nice shape with almost no wear. The box is in far better shape than usually found; structurally complete with no missing pieces. The front and side lithographs are in good shape with bright color, some light dampstains, and minor wear at the edges. The top is slightly concave. The light spots in the image are from photograph glare, there are no scuffs to the illustration.

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        Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia

      London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1887 - Octavo, xii, 368 pages plus a folding colour map (435 x 190 mm). Original light fawn cloth with extensive gilt floral decoration and attractive gilt lettering; all edges uncut; cloth very lightly marked and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with a tiny amount of wear to the front bottom corner; vertical crease near the centre of one leaf; trifling occasional fingermarks; an excellent copy. 'Shortly after the return of Mr Goyder's surveying expedition to Adelaide in April, 1870, my father was appointed Government Resident of the Northern Territory'; 16 year-old Harriet accompanied William Bloomfield Douglas (see the Australian Dictionary of Biography) and the rest of the family north. She spent the better part of the next three years in the Territory (returning south for her marriage in 1871 to a nephew of the late Governor), before leaving for good in 1873 when her father was dismissed for incompetence. Her chatty account based on her personal experiences concludes then (at page 208); the rest of the book is written 'by means of researches in newspapers, official reports and other documents'. Significantly, this copy bears the ownership signature of John Lewis (Benacre, 1910) on the dedication page. The Honorable John Lewis (1844-1923) was an 'Explorer, bushman, drover, roughrider, pastoralist, businessman, legislator'; his father James accompanied Charles Sturt in 1844-45, and one of his sons was the industrialist Essington Lewis. Lewis has pencilled annotations on two pages of text. The notes on the first page relate to gold crushing statistics; the second corrects a passing comment Daly makes about him in relation to a rescue party. On page 227, Daly names the leaders of the party as Messrs. Lewis and Levi; Lewis notes that 'Levi did not go on this trip but went with J. Lewis the following year' (refer to Lewis's autobiography 'Fought and Won', chapters 13 and 14 for the full details). Offered together with a fine copy of the 1984 Hesperian Press facsimile edition. Ferguson 8939 (not noting the map). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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      1887 - DUMAS, Alexandre, fils, 1824-95. FRANCILLON. PIECE EN TROIS ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Calmann Levy, Editeur, 1887. Large octavo. 153pp. With six original watercolors, and three pen and ink drawings, all signed by the artist, P. Bertault. Number 65 of 65 copies on holland paper, of an edition of 131. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 249.) In an elaborate signed binding by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) of full olive green crushed morocco. A.e.g. With a central design of theater masks and musical instruments, surrounded by vines, flowers, birds, butterflies and insects tooled and gilded, as well as intricate borders and corners. Richly decorated gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound-in. Discoloration to original wrappers. The spine is evenly faded to brownish green. Matching marbled paper slipcase, edged in morocco. A unique copy with original watercolors, in a lovely binding. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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