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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.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA,PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Toledo]
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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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        The Lottery Ticket. A Tale of Tellemarken

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887., 1887. First English Edition. 8vo. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, with blind tooling to boards to suggest half leather binding, gilt titles to spine and further leather-effect blind tooling, with former price, "7/6", tooled on back board. With thirty seven illustrations, including frontispiece. Binding is in good condition, except for slight stain to spine, and small chip at top corner of front hinge. Text is completely clean, and illustrations crisp and clear. Includes thirty-seven illustrations as per the list of illustrations, rather than thirty-eight as announced by the title page.

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        The Begum's Fortune. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. With An Account of the Mutineers of the Bounty

      London: Samson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887., 1887. NEW EDITION. Octavo pp. 272. Publisher's green pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gilt, with yellow endpapers. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Boards clean and sharp, text block a little shaken, but no signatures too loose or detatched. Ink prize inscription to flyleaf. A very good copy that shows well.

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        Cuba, Puerto Rico y Filipinas

      Barcelona, Establecimiento Tipográfico Editorial de Daniel Cortezo y Compañía, 1887 [«España, sus Monumentos y Artes. Su Naturaleza e Historia»]. 4to. mayor; 944 pp., con dibujos de Passos y Riquero, fotograbados de Joarizti y Mariezcurrena, dos litografías en color de Xumetra y ocho láminas con fotografías originales. Encuadernación original en tela estampada.

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        The Works of Edmund Burke. Burke's Writings and Speeches

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1887, 1887. 12 volumes; 8vo. Beautifuly bound in recent brown half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. A superb set of Burke's philosophical and political writings.

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        Having just published Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , Robert Louis Stevenson writes a spirited letter from Saranac Lake to a young man in Montana who also had "wolverine"

      [Saranac Lake, New York], 1887/1888. 5" x 8". "Black-bordered Autograph Letter Signed ""Robert Louis Stevenson,"" 1 page, 5"" x 8"". No place, no date. To Edwin W. Carr Esq. Strengthened at folds. Fine condition.Black-bordered because Stevenson's father, Scottish lighthouse designer and meteorologist Thomas Stevenson (1818-1887) had died on May 8, 1887, in Edinburgh, Scotland.In full: ""My dear Sir, It is annoying to me that I should have left your really moving letter so long unanswered. Late as it is, let me thank you for it heartily; such communications give courage and refresh that sense of the thing being worth doing that so easily faints. Yours very truly Robert Louis Stevenson / Edwin W. Carr Esq."" With original envelope addressed by Stevenson to ""Edwin W. Carr Esq. / Oka / Meagher County / M.T."" (Montana Territory). Faint postmark at ""Edwin,"" upper right corner with postage stamp torn off, back flap missing. The envelope is affixed to the inside front cover of ""Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers"" by Robert Louis Stevenson, Author's Edition (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887), Second Edition. Inscribed in unknown hand on title page ""Merry Xmas to E.W.C."" and signed on half-title ""Mary Rogers Baugh / 1893,"" most probably the owner of this book after Carr. Inside front hinge separated, back hinge loose. Tape reinforces spine to boards. Text block sound. Accompanied by an unsigned typed note, circa early 20th century, on an 8"" x 3"" sheet: ""To explain my Stevenson letter, and to be sent with it. Edwin W. Carr was a charming responsive young fellow, tall, slender, blue-eyed, who died in 1893, in his early thirties, at a little home on a Montana prairie. For something like ten years, I think, he had been fighting Stevenson's 'wolverine' in this high dry air. I knew him only when he was dying, but even then - until the last weeks when he had a dour fight with death and longed only for the end - he was gay, witty, taking keen pleasure in books of which he had a good little library. It is easy to see why R.L.S. should have particularly appealed to him, and one may fancy the kind of letter he must have written when Stevenson was carrying on a like gallant fight at Saranac.""The town of Big Timber was settled in south central Montana when the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1882. The ""Big Timber Pioneer"" newspaper reported the death of Edward Carr on June 1, 1893 (page 7, column 2): ""Edward Carr died Friday morning at Oka of consumption, at the home of his brother, Chas. E. Carr, manager of the Severance Mercantile Company. Mr. Carr was well known here and at Melville where he was formerly book-keeper for H.O. Hickox. He was a young man much beloved for his many noble and sterling qualities."" He was probably known as ""Ed Carr,"" hence the newspaper referred to him as ""Edward."" A photocopy of Carr's obituary is present.Consumption was tuberculosis of the lungs which was also the cause of Robert Louis Stevenson's death in 1894. Stevenson had tuberculosis since he was a child and he frequently referred to his illness in his letters as having a ""wolverine on my shoulders."" He felt that the wolverine, as he called his disease, had fixed its fangs in his flesh.In 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson published ""Kidnapped"" and ""Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."" Stevenson spent the winter of 1887 and 1888 at Baker Cottage in Saranac Lake, New York. He had come to Saranac Lake to be treated by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau who had suffered from tuberculosis and moved there with his family. To Dr. Trudeau's surprise, his stay in the mountains cured his disease, thus forming the basis for a curing regimen that eventually established Saranac Lake as a ""pioneering health resort."" It was at Saranac that Stevenson began writing ""The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Take."""

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        Zur Genealogie der Moral (On the Genealogy of Morals).

      C. G. Naumann, Leipzig 1887 - Master Morality and Slave Morality ComparedNIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Zur Genealogie der Moral (On the Genealogy of Morals). C. G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1887. TP + [III]-XIV + half title + [1]-182 + [183] = Inhalt + [184] = Printer’s information, Octavo. First Edition. Schaberg 53.Nietzsche's second privately-printed work of which he had 600 copies printed.The Genealogy, meant to be an elaboration and an extension of Beyond Good and Evil, has generated more scholarly comments in the past twenty years than any other book that Nietzsche wrote. The book’s structure, which is more transparently discursive than most of his other works, is that of three sustained and interlocking essays. The first addresses the origins of our conceptions of "good" and "bad," as against those of "good" and "evil" and contains Nietzsche's famous analysis of master morality and slave morality (a topic he had first introduced in Beyond Good and Evil the previous year). The second essay traces the origin of a "bad conscience" – the phenomenon of the soul taking sides against itself – while the third and final essays attacks the Christian advocacy of ascetic ideals, even while recognizing that "almost everything we call ‘higher culture’ rests on the spiritualization of, and giving depth to, cruelty (against oneself)." Throughout, Nietzsche employs his "genealogical" method, which has proven to be so influential in the 20th century, most notably in the work of Michel Foucault. The work has been a traditional locus of confusion among simplistic readers of Nietzsche’s work: the apparent racial distinction, between master-morality and slave-morality, which Nietzsche ironically derived from the banal racist Gobineau, is turned to decidedly un-racial purposes. But then, Nietzsche’s meaning has never stood between his many ideological interpreters and their purposes.CONDITION: Bound in period ½ leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Very good. A lovely, clean copy of this important work by Nietzsche. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Bound in period ½ leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Very good. A lovely, clean copy of this important work by Nietzsche. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler der Provinz Schleswig-Holstein. Mit Ausnahme des Kreises Herzogtum Lauenburg. Im Auftrage der Provinzialständischen Verwaltung bearbeitet: Band 1-3 ( so vollständig )

      Homann, Kiel 1887 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1887 - 1889 ) Band 1 mit 575 Seiten / Band 2 und 3 ( Seitenzählung hier teils durchlaufend durch die beiden Bände ) mit XIII, 686 Seiten sowie 54 Seiten ( Nachträge und Berichtigungen zum Ersten und Zweiten Bande und Verzeichnis der Ortsnamen ) , 225 Seiten ( Verzeichnis der benutzten Quellen und Hilfsmittel zusammengestellt von Karl Ahrens ). Die Bände mit zusammen 1351 schwarz-weißen Illustrationen und Abbildungen sowie einigen Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Jeweils in Halbleinen der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, Groß8° ( 24,5 x 18 cm ). Einbände teils etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen. Innen jeweils auf Titelblatt alter Besitzvermerk *Chr. Hansen, Schleswig-Hamburg, 1919*, Papier durchgehend leicht gebräunt, Seiten und Tafeln teils leicht stockfleckig. Im dritten Band Seiten 433-436 fälschlichwerise vorn miteingebunden, Seiten vollzählig vorhanden. Zusammen 3 Bände von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nord contre sud

      Edition illustrated with 85 drawings by Bennett and a map of the world end of the book. Catalog ultimately DS.Editor of brown cardboard with two elephants to the range, signed Souze and connected by Lenègre. Dos type D, second n-type dish. Caps, slightly rubbed edges. Raures few thin on the second dish. A slot of 4 cm to the guards. Pale scattered spots.Beautiful specimen, rare in that color.Adventure story set during the Civil War in the United States; the work marks a return for the author to adventure after several science fiction novels. Edition Hetzel Paris 1887 Grd. in 8 (17x28cm) relié

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        Kaart der kantoorvlaggen en andere onderscheidingsteekenen van de Nederlandsche Noordzee-visscherij [Map of Firm Flags and other destinction signs of the Dutch North Sea fishery]. Designed by C.D. Bom. Amsterdam, Zeevaartkundige Boekhandel H.G. Bom, 1887.

      - Coloured lithograph (60 x 85 cm). At the upper, central part of the map a large scene is shown with fishing ships, fishes and shells, above which the Dutch flag (2 times). Below are the national flags of Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Danmark and Norway along with the city arms of sixteen Dutch fishing towns. At both sides of the above scene and under it fourteen separate squares with the flags of the different fishing companies of the towns. Each square contains about 24 flags of the different firms (all printed in colour).B0027

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        Genova (senza titolo)

      Genova 1887 - Veduta decorativa del porto di Genova, attorniata da elaborata cornice con vedutine di Pisa, Firenze, Milano e Roma. In calce a destra si legge: "Niccola Francesco Benassai Fece a Penna L'Anno 1887" mm 322x518

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        An Unsocial Socialist

      Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co, London 1887 - First Edition, Fourth Issue. Hardcover. Red cloth with gilt lettering and design. Lean to spine, head and tail creased. Cloth faded and soiled. Extremities and corners bumped and rubbed. Front hinge cracked. Previous owner's name in ink and notes in pencil on ffep. Endpapers discolored, edges foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses of the Past and Present Centuries in Strictly Chronological order, Commencing in 1702 and Ending in 1870 Together with Their Respective Pedigrees and Performances in Full 4 volume set

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and bumped with some edge fading. Some staining to lower board of volume I. Teg. Contents bright. 1887. First Edition. Quarter leather red cloth cover. 270mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). 258pp; 298pp; 361pp; 384pp. Numerous engravings. Volumes III and IV published in 1888. .

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        The War in Egypt and the Soudan - An Episode in the History of the British Empire being a descriptive account of the scenes and events of that great drama, and sketches of the principal actors in it.

      Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1887, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe above book number refers to the full four volume set of the history of the War in Egypt and Sudan. There is no marked publication date but the preface is dated 1887. These are former library (Military/ Militere Museum Library/ Biblioteek) and there are stamps throughout all four volumes to verify this. The books have been sadly stored. Their general condition is poor. All four volumes have much wear, marking and storage damage and light fading. All four are light worn at the right hand quarters of their front covers. This also affects the back cover left edge. There is much wear to all extremities, corners, the head and feet of all spines and their bindings. All have fragile front and end papers (the frontispage of Volume four is loose - it is included). All have a previous owner inscription (volume four directs the reader to the mention of a relation of the owner). The paper trim edges are tarnished. Annotations are scatter-gunned through the volumes. Despite their general fragility and disrepair, the generalised foxing and erratic, noisy binding, all pages are present and complete. This passionate, thorough, thrilling history is told on clear, stoic, brave, sound pages. They may be read with confidence and comfort. The illustration plates are thrilling and clear. Age and robustness are common friends throughout. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: British History - Empire; Inventory No: ahyr.

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        Du dandysme et de G. Brummell. - Memoranda

      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. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1887 9,5x16,5cm broché

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        Umbra Vitae. Nachgelassene Gedichte. Mit 47 Originalholzschnitten von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

      8°. 64 S. Oln. Einband am Rücken und am oberen Rand bzw. am Kopfschnitt minimal lichtrandig. Deckel im oberen Teil ganz schwach gebogen. Sonst keine Mängel. Eine Inkunabel des expressionistischen Buchdrucks. Diese Gedichte von G. Heym (1887 - 1912) entstanden zwischen 1910 - 1912 und erschienen bereits kurz nach seinem Tode. Die Gestaltungen für die Sammlung besorgte Ernst Ludwig Kirchner im Jahr 1922, bis diese 1924 veröffentlicht wurden. Insgesamt dauerte das ganze, meist zähe und mühsame, Projekt etwa 5 Jahre, begleitet von einem umfangreichen Briefwechsel zwischen Kirchner und dem Verlag. "Dies Buch ist einer Auflage von 510 in der Presse numerierten Exemplaren von der Spamerschen Buchdruckerei in Leipzig im Jahre 1924 gedruckt worden. Sämtliche Holzschnitte wurden von den Original - Holzstöcken abgezogen. Die gesamte Buchausstattung erfolgte nach Angabe des Künstlers, der auch Einband und Vorsatz in Holz schnitt. (...) Dies Exemplar ist Nummer 215." Dube 759 - 807. Göbel 624. Lang 175. Deutsch

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        THE WOODLANDERS (FINE COPY of the First Edition in Three Volumes)

      London: Macmillan, 1887. Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. London: Macmillan and Co, 1887. First Edition, first impression, one of only 1,000 copies published on March 15th, 1887. Three volumes, 8vo, original dark green pebbled publisher's cloth (the secondary binding with the leaf of out-of-date ads from volume one excised by the binder). A FINE, fresh, and untouched example with only the most minor of blemishes. A few corners are just lightly bumped, the spine gilt of Vol. 2 is just slightly less bright than the other two volumes, and there is one tiny nick to the spine tip of Vol. 3. The inner hinges are tight and sound; there is virtually none of the usual foxing. Armorial bookplates belonging to a previous owner are affixed to each volume's front paste-down. This is not one of the first 860 sets originally bound in green buckram-grain cloth in March of 1887 but part of a secondary binding-up in similarly colored pebble-grain cloth of the remaining 140 copies in sheets (which most likely occurred sometime before September of 1887 when Macmillan released its follow-up one volume edition of 2,000 copies). The first bound group went primarily to the lending libraries of Mudie and W. H. Smith which accounts for the generally atrocious condition of the few badly marked survivors which are more to be pitied than purchased. Purdy pp. 54-57. Housed in a new, custom slipcase. . First Edition. Decorative Boards. Fine.

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        Les Confreries musulmanes du Hedjaz.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1887.. 12mo. IX, 310 pp. Contemp. cloth.. Comprehensive treatise by the French officer and orientalist Alfred le Chatelier (1855-1929) about the various Muslim brotherhoods in the Hejaz, discussing the origins, history, myths, and organisations of local religious orders such as the Kadriya, Khelouatiya, Chadeliya, Aissaoua, Taibiya, Derqaoua, Nakechabendiya, Badaouiya, Beioumiya, Doussouiya, Tidjaniya, Refaiya, Saadiya, Emirghaniya, Seddikiya, Allouaniya, Melamiya, and Senoussiya. - Cf. Fück 254 (A. Le Chatelier).

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Jefferson Davis"), to Senator Hamilton Fish. Thanking him for invitation to dinner, but regrets he cannot attend because of the health of his wife

      1887. 1 page. 12mo. Fine.

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        Maps to Accompany the Military History of the Campaign of 1882 in Egypt

      London : printed by Dangerfield for H.M.S.O, 1887-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 maps, plans, and sketches held in original slipcase. Includes small card that notes the maps. Slipcase bound in red cloth. Gilt lettering to one side of slipcase. Green silk ribbon, faded to ends. Shelfwear. Bending to both sides of slipcase. All maps present. Slight tanning to edges with minimal tears to fold. The Anglo-Egyptian War occurred in 1882 between Egyptian and Sudanese forces under Ahmed ‘Urabi and the United Kingdom. It ended a nationalist uprising against the khedive Tewfik Pasha and vastly expanded British influence over the country, at the expense of the French. The uprising began in 1878, when an Egyptian army officer, Ahmed ‘Urabi or Arabi Pasha, mutinied and initiated a coup against Tewfik Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, because of grievances over disparities in pay between Egyptians and Europeans, as well as other concerns. The war was short, resulting in only the Bombardment of Alexandria, Battle of Kafr-el-Dawwar, and the Battle of Tel el-Kebir. Several British military innovations where started during this conflict such as use of railroads, the telegraph and Army Post Office Corps, the forerunners of the Royal Engineers. British troops then occupied Egypt until the Angloâ€?"Egyptian Treaty of 1922 and Anglo-Egyptian treaty of 1936, giving gradual control back to the government of Egypt. Hopkins argues that Britain continued its occupation of Egypt after 1882 in order to guarantee British investments, "Britain had important interests to defend in Egypt and she was prepared to withdraw only if conditions guaranteeing the security of those interests were met - and they never were” (Hopkins, A. G. (July 1986). "The Victorians and Africa: A Reconsideration of the Occupation of Egypt, 1882". The Journal of African History 27)

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        Gladys: A Romance

      Boston: D. Lothrop Company. (1887). First. First edition. Decorative red cloth stamped in gilt and somewhat faded white. Hinges cracked causing the spine to lean, darkened spine with ends frayed, cloth and page edges soiled, a good only copy lacking the rear fly. A very scarce copy nonetheless. Part of "The Round World Series." From Bar Harbor to Boston, Gladys Lyman traveled to be a part of the social scene. She becomes dissatisfied in her own life and Dr. Stephen Forbes is determined to help her. This novel also introduces the graphic description of the yellow fever epidemic occurring during the late Nineteenth Century in Memphis, Tennessee. Wright III 1398. .

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        Minneapolis: Metropolis of the northwest. First in grain shipments, foremost in lumber production, and the leading flour market of the world. Cover title: The Flour City

      Minneapolis: The Star Publishing Co. 1887 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, April 12. Order now for best savings!* first edition; 218 pp., frontis., color folding map, plates included in the pagination; bound in contemporary green quarter leather & cloth covered boards, with the original illustrated front wrapper retained; covers worn at the edges, book plate removed from the front paste down, else very good; not in Howes, Sabin or Eberstadt. Photos available upon request.

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        Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes [complete]

      London: C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse [etc.], 1887. Original cloth gilt, lightly worn, discreetly ex-Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane, a few hinges cracking, largely uncut; the Taussig copy First edition of one of Maitland's earliest works and one which Vinogradoff called "a model of its kind", privately printed at Maitland's expense, and providing us with the raw data upon which Bracton worked in constructing his famed treatise

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        Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska Results of Investigations made Chiefly in the Yukon District and the Aleutian Islands from May, 1874 to August, 1881 Prepared under the Direction of Brig and Bvt Maj Gen W B Hazen [with:] Nelson, Edward W Report upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska between the Years 1877 and 1881 Edited by Henry W Henshaw No III Arctic Series of Publications Issued in Connection with the Signal Service, U S Army

      Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1887. First editions. 26 Plates (15 of Fish, 11 Color ones of Birds) in First Volume; 21 Colour plates (12 in color of Birds, 9 of Fish) in Second Volume. Chromolithographic plates produced by R. and J.L. Ridgeway. [2], 226; 337 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Half modern red morocco, preserving original cloth covered boards (some old traces of soiling to boards). Fine.

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        La photographie astronomique a l'observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel. 5 original photos by Paul and Prosper Henry

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1887 - Mouchez, Ernest (1821-92). La photographie astronomique a l'Observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel. 8vo. 107, [1]pp. 7 plates, including 4 with original photographs tipped to mounts. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887. 188 x 121 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards c. 1887, corners worn. Paper evenly toned, some light foxing in the plate leaves, one signature starting, otherwise very good. First Edition. In 1880, with the appearance of gelatin-silver bromide plates, "whole programs of astronomical photography were launched, with real scientific vigor and on a scale appropriate to the potential of the photographic medium. Heavenly bodies-stars, galaxies-are visible only by virtue of their emission of light, which can be faithfully recorded on a photographic plate, beyond even the capacity of the human eye. . . . From that moment the 'known' universe was no longer defined by limits of human vision, and, since light is only a small part of the totality of electromagnetic radiation, these limits were pushed further and further back as different wavelengths of light were discovered" (Frizel, p. 278). In 1884 Paul and Prosper Henry, astronomers at the Paris Observatory, adopted photography as a means of augmenting their ability to record stars of the third degree, which give off very little light. They had a special lens made for the purpose, which they used in conjunction with equatorial and refracting telescopes, the movements of which exactly compensate for the earth's rotation in order to prevent any blurring or deformation of the star image during the necessarily long exposure times. In 1887 Rear-Admiral Ernest Mouchez, an astronomer and cartographer, launched a plan to compile a photographic map of the sky, enlisting the help of over a dozen observatories using the Henry's photographic telescope. The present work describes this plan; it includes four striking original photographs of the moon, Saturn and Jupiter. Mouchez, who became director of the Paris Observatory in 1888, expected that a complete photographic star map would be produced by 1891; however, the project still remains incomplete and may never be realized. Frizel, ed., A New History of Photography, pp. 278-79; illustrating one of the plates from this book on p. 273. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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