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        Lettre autographe signée - 1950 (Au sujet de la critique littéraire)

      - (1887-1961). Ecrivain français. Manuscrit autographe signée, (été 1950), 1 page in-4, en réponse à une enquête menée par le journaliste gaston Picard, au verso d’une lettre dactylographiée signée de ce dernier. « Je me fiche pas mal de ce que mes contemporains, historiens officiels ou non, peuvent raconter : l’avenir se moque d’eux, quels qu’ils soient » Gaston Picard écrit à Blaise Cendrars pour lui soumettre une question : « Estimez-vous que ce qui est dit de vous, de votre œuvre, dans les récentes « Histoires de la littérature française », donne une idée juste de vos tendances, de vos intentions, etc. ? » Blaise Cendrars répond : « Je ne sais pas du tout ce que les Histoires de la Littérature moderne peuvent raconter, n’ayant lu aucun des ouvrages que vous mentionnez. J’en suis resté au temps de ma jeunesse, à l’Histoire de la Littérature française de Petit de Juleville ou à celle de Gustave Lanson qui avaient cours et dont ni l’un ni l’autre ne parlaient de Baudelaire ! Cette leçon fait que je me fiche pas mal de ce que mes contemporains, historiens officiels ou non, peuvent raconter : l’avenir se moque d’eux, quels qu’ils soient Blaise Cendrars ».

      [Bookseller: Thomas Vincent]
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        L'après-midi d'un faune

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1887. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1887, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Third edition illustrated with a frontispiece, a bookplate, florets and a cul-de-lamp First printinging by Edouard Manet. Binding to bradel in full percaline pale green almond reflections dancing, smooth back, as part of black shagreen with small scratches, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding. Nice copy of this book looking for drawings of Manet he reproduces (see Clouzot). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition illustrée d'un frontispice, d'un ex-libris, de fleurons et d'un cul-de-lampe en premier tirage par Edouard Manet. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline vert pâle amande à reflets moirés, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin noir comportant de petites éraflures, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire de cet ouvrage recherché pour les dessins de Manet qu'il reproduit (cf Clouzot).

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        The Genesis of The Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861.

      Charles L. Webster & Company 1887 - First edition, first printing with matching dates on title and copyright page. In Good condition. Cloth is frayed at corners and spine ends, light rubbed, and shows surface abrasions. Front hinge exposed, leaving binding a bit fragile. Previous owner personal library stamps to front paste down and contents page. Pages toned. A rare title in the "Shoulder Strap" series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate Ihrer kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit der durchlauchtigsten Frau Kronprinzessin-Witwe Erzherzogin Stephanie.

      Wien, k.k Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, ca. 1887-1894.. 24 Bde. Pag. OHld.. Schöne Expl., leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp.

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        The History Of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. Embracing an Investigation of the Records of the Organisations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies, France, Germany, and The United States. Derived from official sources

      London: Thomas C. Jack, 1887., 1887. 3 Volumes; Quarto. Publisher's half dark red morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, titles in gilt to cloth boards with masonic necklace and symbols within a decorative gilt border; all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Illustrated with engraved portraits, charts and coat of arms. Binding very slightly rubbed, light and occasional foxing to plates. Overall an excellent set.

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        Zur Genealogie der Moral. Eine Streitschrift.

      Leipzig, 1887. 8vo. An excellent copy in contemporary green half calf with gilt title to spine. Partly uncut and completely fresh. XIV, (2), 182, (2, -contents) pp.. Scarce first edition of Nietzsche's second privately printed work, his seminal Genealogy of Morals, which was immensely influential and which by many Nietzsche scholars is considered his masterpiece. Questioning the actual value of the moral values that we take for granted and showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, Nietzsche here offers his sensational account of the origin of our morals, revealing their life-negating foundations and functions, thus offering one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. Many academics consider the work to be Nietzsche's most important, not least because it is the one that comes closest to a systematic and sustained exposition of his ideas. Futhermore, the genealogical method that Nietzsche presents here became a dominating concept in modern epistemology and was later adopted by Michel Foucault, who applied it to sociology. The work was extremely influential, also beyond Foucault. As Daniel Dennett wrote, ''On The Genealogy of Morality is one of the first and still subtlest of the Darwinian investigations of the evolution of ethics, and Stephen Greenblatt considered On The Genealogy of Morality the most important influence on his life and work.On the Genealogy of Morals, A Polemic (Zur Genealogie der Moral, Eine Streitschrift, 1887) is composed of three sustained essays that advance the critique of Christianity expressed in Beyond Good and Evil. The first essay continues the discussion of master morality versus servant morality, and maintains that the traditional ideals set forth as holy and morally good within Christian morality are products of self-deception, since they were forged in the bad air of revenge, resentment, hatred, impotence, and cowardice. In this essay, as well as the next, Nietzsche's controversial references to the blond beast in connection with master morality also appear. In the second essay, Nietzsche continues with an account of how feelings of guilt, or the bad conscience, arise merely as a consequence of an unhealthy Christian morality that turns an evil eye towards our natural inclinations. He also discusses how punishment, conceived as the infliction of pain upon someone in proportion to their offense, is likely to have been grounded in the contractual economic relationship between creditor and debtor, i.e., in business relationships. In the third essay, Nietzsche focusses upon the truth-oriented ascetic ideals that underlie and inform prevailing styles of art, religion and philosophy, and he offers a particularly scathing critique of the priesthood: the priests are allegedly a group of weak people who shepherd even weaker people as a way to experience power for themselves. The third essay also contains one of Nietzsche's clearest expressions of perspectivism (section 12) - the idea that there is no absolute, God's eye standpoint from which one can survey everything that is. (SEPThe work was privately printed in an edition merely 600 copies. Schaberg: 53

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        The Naval Annual 1887 - Presentation Copy Inscribed And Signed By Lord Brassey

      J. Griffin & Co., 2 The Hard, Portsmouth, 1887 The second issue of Lord Brassey's annual review with all plates and illustrations confirmed present in Good to Very Good condition. A presentation copy with a tipped-in sheet of Normanhurst Court notepaper inscribed "Gen'l Percy Smith from Brassey".Chapters in Section I include "Naval Mobilisation And Defence Of Commercial Harbours", "The Australian Squadron" and "The Mosquito Fleet, Armed Boats And Vessels Of Small Size" followed by Section II: "British And Foreign Armoured And Unarmoured Ships", Section III "Armour And Ordnance", Section IV "Torpedoes" and Appendix with naval estimates, etc.Physical Description:Hardback, 8vo, approx 6 x 10 inches / 16 x 25cm, no half title - comprises ffep + frontis + xxvi + 784 pages + unpaginated four page publisher's catalogue + rfep. Also includes 147 mono / two-colour ship plates (one folding), fifteen plates to the "Armour And Ordnance" section, seven further ship illustrations and sixteen charts and plans as indexed.External Condition:Significant general wear and soiling to the original blue boards and spine, gilt spine and front board lettering clear and bright.Internal Condition:Boards attached but front hinge repaired with brown paper and rear hinge cracked with narrow strip of webbing visible, further brown paper repair to the gutter following the Title Page and a couple instances of early to moderate internal separation but text block sound with no loose pages, moderate to significant browning / foxing to text block edges, partially erased ownership inscription on the reverse of the front free endpaper, significant foxing to the frontis plate and publisher's catalogue but otherwise only occasional mostly light (very occasionally moderate) internal foxing / soiling, overall internally Good in a very clean and clear condition.Total weight with packaging 2.1Kg.

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        La revue indépendante n°10 à n°13 de Août à Novembre 1887 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La revue indépendante, 1887. Fine. La revue indépendante, Paris Août-Novembre 1887, relié. - First edition for these 4 issues. Binding to bradel in full brown calico, part of title morocco gilt figure of a landlord to gold center back, gilt double fillet tail, few foxing, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed Paul Vié. Contributions: J. Laforgue "Chronicle Paris" P. Verlaine "midday Angelus" Mrs. A. Daudet "intimate Sheets", V. L'Isle-Adam "It Mahouin" "Conte late summer" JK Huysmans' Avenue de la Motte-Picquet "" Chronicle of art, "Mr. Beaubourg" Souls glass ", J. Péladan" Pavlae preces "ED" Death of Jules Laforgue "G. Kahn" Beauty the castle dreaming "T. Wyzewa of "The Books," JH Rosny "Crows" L. Fourcaud- "Music" Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour ces 4 numéros. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline brune, pièce de titre de maroquin, chiffre d'un propriétaire doré à l'or au centre du dos, double filet doré en queue, quelques rares rousseurs, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée Paul Vié. Contributions de : J. Laforgue "Chronique parisienne", P. Verlaine "Angélus de midi", Mme A. Daudet "Feuillets intimes", V. de L'Isle-Adam "Ce Mahouin" "Conte de fin d'été", J.-K. Huysmans "L'avenue de la Motte-Picquet" "Chronique d'art", M. Beaubourg "Les âmes de verre", J. Péladan "Pavlae preces", E.D. "Mort de Jules Laforgue", G. Kahn "La belle au château rêvant"T. de Wyzewa "Les Livres", J.-H. Rosny "Les Corneilles", L. de Fourcaud "Musique" Agréable exemplaire.

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        The Fly Maker's Hand-Book, illustrated with coloured plates, representing upwards of fifty of the most useful artificial flies, for Trout & Grayling . By an Angler

      Liverpool: W.C. Borris, York Chambers, North John Street. Sold also by John Edmondson, Basnett Street, 1887. First edition. 9 hand colored plates with 55 images of flies. [viii], 37 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green blind stamped cloth, a.e.g. Very good. Signed on half-title John Brunton, M.D. First edition. 9 hand colored plates with 55 images of flies. [viii], 37 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Heckscher 72

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Leconte de Lisle"), suggesting that the recipient will find him at the Bibliothèque du Sénat [with his collected poems, 4 vols., Paris: Lemerre, 1895]

      Paris 1887 - Ink on laid paper, 10 lines, with integral blank. 8vo. The elegant hand of the great French Parnassian poet and classicist, Charles Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894), elected to the Académie française in 1886, to Victor Hugo's seat.He writes, in part "Si vous voulez avoir l'obligeance de passer, lunci prochain, vers deux heures, à la Bibliothèque du Sénat, au Palais du Luxemborug, vous m'y trouverez certainement ?" and signs with a bold flourishIn a set of the collected poems, comprising: Poèmes Barbares, Poèmes Antiques, Poèmes Tragiques, and Derniers Poems (1895), uniformly bound in quarter red morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. (Slightly rubbed; memorial label on pastedown, cancelled, shelfmarks on verso of flyleaves, otherwise unmarked). Ink on laid paper, 10 lines, with integral blank. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mont-Oriol EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Victor-Havard, 1887. Fine. Victor-Havard, Paris 1887, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition paper courant."Bradel" binding half canvas decorated with arabesques, flat spine decorated with gilt, part of title shagreen olive with a marginal recovery, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, lower corner blunt, binding époque.Envoi signed autograph from the author to Mr. Caron. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile agrémentée d'arabesques, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin olive comportant une restauration marginale, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant à monsieur Caron.

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        IRISH SONGS AND POEMS ... WITH NINE AIRS HARMONIZED FOR VOICE AND PIANOFORTE (Presentation Copy)

      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.

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        Pigeon Flying, Plate 755 from Animal Locomotion

      1887. MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard.?"Pigeon Flying,?" Plate 755 from Animal Locomotion.[Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1887].Original ?"Author?'s Edition?" collotype of multiple sequential studies of a flying pigeon, from the most significant photographic work on the natural motion of animals.To settle a $25,000 bet that a galloping horse leaves the ground completely, former governor of California Leland Stanford hired photographer Eadweard Muybridge to determine whether or not his claim might be true. Muybridge designed an elaborate photographic system that combined batteries of multiple cameras with rapid shutter mechanisms, in an effort to capture the horse with all four feet off the ground. Stanford won his bet. These were the first successful sequential photographs of rapidly moving objects, and Muybridge would devote the rest of his life to similar photographic studies— with the help of painter Thomas Eakins, who successfully persuaded the University of Pennsylvania to subsidize Muybridge?'s further experimentations. Between 1884 and 1886 Muybridge and his team produced 20,000 negatives of various animals and humans in motion, which were then arranged on 781 plates and printed in 1887 as Animal Locomotion. This magnificent sequence of a pigeon in flight is plate number 755, with penciled caption in bottom corner, ?"Pigeon flying.?"See Frizot, 244ff.; Grolier, Truthful Lens 123.Professionally cleaned, archivally matted. A historic piece. Scarce.

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        MICHELSON-MORLEY EXPERIEMENT: "On the Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Aether" (The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science; Volume 24, pp. 449-463)

      Taylor and Francis, London 1887 - First printing, outside of the United States, of Michelson & Morley's experiment that disproved the earlier theory of "luminiferous aether" and that light was carried through space on that aether. This experiment and debunking of the luminiferous aether theory was one of the building blocks that led to Einstein's theory of Special Relativity. This paper was published in the same year as it was in the American Journal of Science. vii, [1], 524 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black title patches with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, marbled paper insets to front and rear boards. Clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some Chinese Ghosts

      Roberts Brothers, Boton 1887 - 185 Pp. First Issue, Red Cloth Printed In Gilt On Spine And Black On Front Cover, Marbled Brown And White Endpapers. Light Wear, All Gilt Present And Bright, No Fraying. Signs Of Removed Bookplate On Front Patedown, No Marks, Small Ticket Of W B Clarke, Booksellers & Stationers, Boston, On Front Free Endpaper. Pp 11/12 Detached Along Gutter Without Loss; Two Rear Signatures Partly Loosened But Holding. In A Custom Slipcasebrown Morocco With Elaborately Gilt Spine, Five Bands, Over Pink Cloth, With Interior Folding Box For The Book. Loose Finely Engraved Illustrated Bookplate Of John W. Masury. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        La Vie Populaire : année 1887 complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La vie populaire, 1887. Fine. La vie populaire, Paris 02 Janvier au 29 Décembre 1887, 24,5x33cm, relié. - First edition of this illustrated magazine bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated with blind fillets with small traces of friction, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first illustrated cover boards preserved bindings of époque.Riches literary contributions including those of G. de Maupassant whose "Mont Oriol," P. Verlaine, A. Daudet, A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, P. Loti, E. Zola, O. Feuillet, P. Arena, P. Loti, E. and J. de Goncourt, L. Tolstoy "Anna Karenina", A. Scholl, O. Mirbeau, E. Bergerat ... Nice and rare set despite a few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée livrant en feuilletons soient des inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions littéraires dont celles de G. de Maupassant dont "Mont-Oriol", P. Verlaine, A. Daudet, A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, P. Loti, E. Zola, O. Feuillet, P. Arène, P. Loti, E. & J. de Goncourt, L. Tolstoï avec "Anna Karénine", A. Scholl, O. Mirbeau, E. Bergerat... Agréable et rare ensemble malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        The Logan Crossroads Battlefield, Logan¿s Crossroad, KY. After a photograph 1887.

      1887 - Civil War Pen and Ink Drawings ¿ The Logan Crossroads Battlefield, Logan¿s Crossroad, KY. After a photograph 1887. By Edwin J. Meeker (1853-1929), Title inscribed in pencil, in the bottom left hand corner, signed lower right hand corner in pen. Medium: Pen and ink on paper Dimensions: Sheet Size: 12 1/4 x 17 1/4¿ Reference p366, #174, Sears, Stephen. The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art

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        "On the Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Aether" (The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science; Volume 24, pp. 449-463)

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1887. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. First printing, outside of the United States, of Michelson & Morley's experiment that disproved the earlier theory of "luminiferous aether" and that light was carried through space on that aether. This experiment and debunking of the luminiferous aether theory was one of the building blocks that led to Einstein's theory of Special Relativity. This paper was published in the same year as it was in the American Journal of Science. vii, [1], 524 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black title patches with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, marbled paper insets to front and rear boards. Clean within.

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        Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum. Volumes I - V

      London Trustees of the British Museum 1887. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and darkened. Chip to spine head of Vol. V. with inner front hinge cracked. Contents firm. Ex.-lib First Edition Red hardback cloth cover 270mm x 160mm (11" x 6"). 863pp; 839pp; 724pp; 797pp; 1044pp. 66 b/w plates. Published between 1887 and 1898.

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        SHE A History of Adventure

      Longmans, Green & Co. 1887. . 1st UK Ed. (in bookform) 1st issue. Sm. 8vo. [viii] + 317pp + [ii] adverts. 2 chromolitho. plates. Some very light browning, upper hinge sl. sprung, dec. e.ps., original bright gilt lettered bevel edged cloth with gilt device to upper board and spine, corners sl. rubbed, spine rubbed with sm. nick to tail. First Issue: "geneleman" for "genelman" p.59, line 22, "had" for "have" p126, line 26, "it compared" for "if compared" p.258, line 37 and "godness me" p.269, line 38. Unrecorded variant endpapers depicting multiple images of ?'Diana/Artemis the Huntress?' on one knee brandishing a large Bow and exposing one breast and with C & CO: LD. scrolled beneath/above, instead of Longman?'s usual ?'Swan and ship?'. Sadleir 1092. Preceded by the U.S. Harper & Brothers edition which was published 24 December 1886, a week before the British edition published 1 January 1887. First published in ?'The Graphic XXXIV-XXXV October 2nd 1886 - January 8th 1887, Nos. 879-893. US$495

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE And TELEGRAPH Co. Suburban Division. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS, July 1st, 1887, And Business Directory, Including Subscribers of the Boston Exchange

      M. H. Cleaves, Publisher, 40 Pearl Street, Boston 1887 - [2], 140, [6] pp. Illustrated adverts. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-7/8" The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company "was organized in 1883, by the consolidation of several local companies which had constructed exchanges in many of the more important cities and towns." [Boston Electrical Handbook. 1904]. No copies on OCLC.Considering the practice was [and is] to annually discard these books, this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony, able to contribute more than a small dollop to research efforts into the period. Front wrapper chipped, and detached. Light chipping to lower edge of rear wrapper. Withal, a VG copy. Printed green paper wrappers, stapled. Now custom chemised & housed in a black quarter-leather slipcase, with marbled paper boards [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "BUFFALO BILL" (THE HON. WILLIAM F. CODY) RIFLE AND REVOLVER SHOT; PONY EXPRESS RIDER; TEAMSTER; BUFFALO HUNTER; GUIDE AND SCOUT A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS ADVENTUROUS LIFE WITH THE ORIGIN OF HIS "WILD WEST" SHOW

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1887.. 192pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers chipped and detached, rear wrapper with some paper losses. Spine mostly chipped away. Else good. British biography of Buffalo Bill. The chapter on the Wild West Show includes comments on its reception in England. A very early Buffalo Bill piece, issued during the first European tour of the Wild West Show. Rare. HOWES W454. GRAFF 4677. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2401.

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        Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliures.

      Engelmann,, Paris, 1887 - Due volumi di cm. 30 pp. (8) 186 (2); (4) 186. Con molte illustrazioni nel testo e tavole fuori testo in nero ed in cromolitografia. Esemplare composito i cui due volume possiedono numerazione e legatura differente. Il primo volume in bellissima legatura coeva in piena pelle interamente decorata. Con brossura originale preservata all'interno e con numero di tiratura. 485. Il secondo volume in legatura recente in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Preservata all'interno la brossura originale. Appartenente alal tiratura con la dicitura: Exemplaire offert e la dedica ms. di Gruel ad Engelmann. Entrambi i volumi in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale stampata su carta distinta fabbricata appositamente per quest'opera. Opera di assoluto riferimento in materia, impreziosita da un apparato iconografico di rilevante bellezza. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        La revue indépendante n°14 à n°17 de Décembre 1887 à Mars 1888 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La revue indépendante, 1887. Fine. La revue indépendante, Paris Décembre 1887-Mars 1888, relié. - First edition of the 4 numéros."Bradel" binding in full brown calico, smooth back, as part of morocco figure stamped owner of a gold center back, double-tailed golden net, preserved covers, binding the signed Paul Vié.Contributions time of: J. Laforgue "Both pigeons", P. Verlaine "Fairy Tale", T. Wyzewa "The Books" TW "Zola Farmers' O. Maus "Brussels Chronicle", J. Ajalbert "Theatres" "Bonus", R. Bonnieres "assassin Glory" Mr. Barres "In the Eye of the barbarians", G. Kahn "The fantastic tales of Hoffmann ", E. Hennequin" The poetic and prosaic, "P. Bonnetain" A new preface, "Hoffmann" The Sandman ", F. Fénéon" Calendar ", C. Lemonnier" Flemish painters in Munich " S. Rzewuski "Contemporary Russian Literature" Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ces 4 numéros. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline brune, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin, chiffre d'un propriétaire estampé à l'or au centre du dos, double filet doré en queue, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée Paul Vié. Contributions de : J. Laforgue "Les deux pigeons", P. Verlaine "Conte de fées", T. de Wyzewa "Les Livres", T.W. "Les paysans de M. Zola", O. Maus "Chronique bruxelloise", J. Ajalbert "Théâtres" "Le p'tit", R. de Bonnières "Gloire d'assassin", M. Barrès "Sous l'oeil des barbares", G. Kahn "Les contes fantastiques d'Hoffmann", E. Hennequin "Le poétique et le prosaïque", P. Bonnetain "Une préface inédite", Hoffmann "L'Homme au sable", F. Fénéon "Calendrier", C. Lemonnier "Les peintres flamands à Munich", S. Rzewuski "La littérature russe contemporaine" Agréable exemplaire.

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        A Crystal Age

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Original cloth, modest wear at corners, wear cracking and a bit of loss to cloth at spine ends, inner joints weak and front endpaper detached and worn but present, rear joint and inner hinge cracked. Slight browning, contemporary gift inscription to title, otherwise clean internally. Housed in a custom morocco backed slipcase with chemise. 287pp with a 24 page publisher's catalog at rear. The scarce first edition of Hudson's classic Utopian novel, published a year before Bellamy's Looking Backward and one of the lasting additions to turn of the century utopian/dystopian literature. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 045686.

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        Zur Genealogie der Moral

      Leipzig: C. G. Naumann,, 1887. Octavo (215 x 143 mm). Contemporary deep purple half pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides, drab terracotta-coloured endpapers. Binding a little shaken, spine sunned and rolled, a little wear to extremities, small portion of paper missing from back cover, general paper toning, one or two marginal pencillings and stains. First edition, Nietzsche's second privately-printed work of which 600 copies were produced. The Genealogy has generated more scholarly comments in the past thirty years than any other book that Nietzsche wrote. The book's structure 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 essay 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. With the publication of On the Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche returned to the more familiar world of prose and completed the third phase of his writings, which had begun with the four poetic books of Thus Spoke Zarathustra and continued through the purely prose restatement of Beyond Good and Evil. To complete the cycle, Nietzsche offered an addendum to Beyond Good and Evil, conceived of as an illustration of how the principles of that book might actually be applied in specific cases. The verso of the original title page carried the explicit notice: "An addition to the last published Beyond Good and Evil which is meant as a supplement and a clarification"… The new book generally followed the format of the previous work, consisting of three essays, each of which was broken down into long, closely reasoned paragraph sections. Nietzsche maintained that the writing of Genealogy was completed in twenty days—between 10 July and 30 July 1887—but the correspondence with his publisher shows this to be something of an exaggeration. Certainly, two thirds of the book was in Naumann's hands by 30 July 1887, but the finished manuscript—which included the third essay—was not sent until almost a month later. In general, this was a period of great creativity and activity: Genealogy was written, proofed, and released simultaneous with the printing and publication of the Hymn to Life… Nietzsche sent Naumann the manuscript for a "small polemic" on 17 July 1887, the text of which he claimed was "in direct connection with Beyond which we published last year." He requested that the same page layout, type, and paper be used "so that this treatise will appear to be a continuation of Beyond on the outside as well." This first manuscript contained only the essay which contrasted the ideas of "Good and Evil" ("Gut und Böse") with those of "Good and Bad" ("Gut und Schlecht"). However, three days later Nietzsche telegraphed his publisher: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, please return the manuscript." Nietzsche told Gast he had decided to do this "not because of any dissatisfaction on my part, but because in the meantime the work had begun to grow and now there seems to be no end in sight." On 29 July, Nietzsche sent Naumann a revised copy of the manuscript which he had expanded to contain a second essay entitled "'Guilt', 'Bad Conscience,' and the Like" ("Schuld," "Schlechtes Gewissen" und Verwandtes). Once more he insisted that everything be kept the same—"the two books must look so much alike as to be actually confused with each other." The proofing process followed the standard procedure with Gast and Nietzsche both receiving copies of the correction sheets. On 14 August, Nietzsche reported to Naumann that he was happy with the speed of the printing and that the "rest of the manuscript, the third essay" would be arriving in three or four days. This third essay, entitled "What Is the Meaning of Ascetic Ideals?" (Was bedeuten asketische Ideale?), was not completed and mailed to the printer until 28 August 1887. (Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, pp. 149-151).

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        Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigen Atren insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen.

      Leipzig, Engelmann, 1887-1915.. 4 Teile in 34 Bänden. Mit tausenden Abbildungen im Text. 8°. Halbleineneinbbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Buchrücken.. Titel und Vorsatz gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signaturschild. Einbände teils leicht berieben und Ecken angestoßen. Die Seiten durchgehend leicht gebräunt.

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        Photographic print. OUTSTANDING SIGNED PORTRAIT OF THE FOUNDER OF SOE

      measuring 8.5 x 6.25 ins. (approx. 21.5 x 16.0 cms) printed in sepia and mounted in studio's presentation gatefold wallet with original tissue guard intact; in near fine state. SIGNED BY DALTON WITH HIS HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE ACROSS LOWER RIGHT - HAND CORNER OF PORTRAIT AND MOUNT. The portrait was taken in the studio of Andrew Paterson of Inverness. Paterson was a highly successful artist - photographer whose services were sought over several decades by many leading political and commercial figures of the day. The Rt. Hon. Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, later Baron Dalton (1887 - 1962), Labour politician and close friend of Winston Churchill, occupied several senior offices of state throughout his long career. During WWII he served as Minister of Economic Warfare and President of the Board of Trade, from 1945 - 47 as Chancellor of the Exchequer (when he nationalised the Bank of England), and from 1948 - 50 as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Dalton was born in Wales and educated at Eton, King's College Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of London. During WWI he served as a lieutenant in France and Italy, compiling 'With British Guns in Italy' as a record of his experiences. Although a staunch Labour party member he was nevertheless a fervent supporter of Churchill during the crisis of 1940 and strongly opposed to any compromise peace as urged by Halifax and other conservatives. In his wartime coalition Churchill appointed Dalton Minister of Economic Warfare. Following Churchill's well - known instruction 'to set Europe ablaze' Dalton founded the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and was subsequently a co - founder of the Political Warfare Executive (PWE). After the surprise Labour victory in 1945 Dalton was seen (alongside Attlee, Bevin, Morrison and Cripps) as one of the 'big five' of the new administration. In 1948 he was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and in 1950 Minister of Town and Country Planning. He retired from government after the general election of 1951 and was created a life peer as Baron Dalton on 1960. Items signed by Dalton are now very rare. His papers and diaries are held at the London School of Economics. A SCARCE AND SPLENDID SIGNED PORTRAIT IDEAL FOR PRESENTATION

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        Het merkwaardig beleg van Ostende 5 Juli 1601 - 22 September 1604. [Oostende].

      's-Gravenhage, Van Stockum, 1887.. Octavo. Pp. (ii) Publisher's catalogue, (ii) verso blank, 132. Plus large colour lithograph map folded at end. Half-title present, Appendices, footnotes. Hardcover, bound in contemporary cloth and marbled boards, shelf tickets to spine, old institutional stamps to title, some foxing. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Still a much sought-after standard work on the subject: "... voor de meest gedetailleerde moderne studie over het beleg van Oostende nog steeds aangewezen zijn op het in 1887 verschenen werk van C. A. van Sypesteyn, 'Het merkwaardig beleg van Ostende'. Merkwaardig genoeg verwijt Simoni juist Van Sypesteyn gebrekkige kennis van boekgeschiedenis omdat het hem niet lukte te achterhalen wie de auteur van de Belägerung was. Simoni heeft dat raadsel opgelost, maar verder is haar boek slechts een aanvulling op Van Sypesteyn." - Olaf van Nimwegen in a review of "The Ostend Story" by A. Simoni (Antwerp, 2003). ~ Cornelius Ascanius van Sypesteyn (1823-1892), artillery lieutenant, orrespondent, editor, cartographer..

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        A Christmas Carol

      Boston: Samuel E. Cassino,, 1887. Illustrated by I. M. Gaugengigl and T. V. Chominski. Quarto. Original white cloth backed green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 23 similar plates. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine toned, boards lightly soiled, extremities a touch bumped, prelims and endmatter foxed, occasional spotting to plates. A very good copy. First edition illustrated by Gaugengigl and Chominski. One of 500 numbered copies.

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        Historia general de Espana, desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII (25 Vols.)

      - Historia de España.(946.0) Montaner y Simón. Barcelona. 1887. 23 cm. 25 vols. con 190 lám., 11 facsím., 76 lám., 4 planos, 5 mapas. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial en tela estampada, lomo en piel estampada y con nervios. Lafuente, Modesto 1806-1866. Por Modesto Lafuente, continuada hasta nuestros días por Juan Valera con la colaboración de Andrés Borrego y Antonio Pirala. Borrego, Andrés. 1802-1891. Pirala, Antonio. 1824-1903 . DA4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philadelphia Police, Past and Present

      PHILADELPHIA 1887 - The cover and spine are darkened, the spine has some threads loosening, as well as the corners, the fore edges are yellowed, good binding, and very clean body and text. 79 ILLUSTRATIONS. AFTER THE TEXT THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL 75 PAGES OF VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING PHILADELPHIA BUSINESSES . DATE PUBLISHED: 1887 EDITION: 671+ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée - 1941 (à Jacques-Henri Lévesque)

      - (1887-1968). Peintre, plasticien et homme de lettres français. Lettre autographe signée, Sanary, 4 septembre 1941, à Jacques-Henry Lévesque, 1 page in-4. « Mon cher Lévesque, Désolé d’avoir choisi le jour où vous êtes venu à Sanary pour aller à Marseille et espère vous voir à votre retour. Le jour n’y fait rien, si vous annoncez 24 heures à l’avance. Où êtes-vous « en permanence » ? Affectueusement Marcel Duchamp Hotel Primavera Sanary ». Jacques-Henri Lévesque (1899-1971) était un poète, écrivain, critique et fondateur de la revue Orbes. Spécialiste de Blaise Cendrars et d’Alfred Jarry, il était proche du mouvement dadaïste. Durant la Seconde guerre mondiale, de nombreux artistes vécurent à Marseille et sur le Côte d’azur. Ces artistes Français antifascistes (notamment André Breton et Max Ernst) ont attendu ensemble leurs visas pour les Etats-Unis. C’est ainsi le cas de Marcel Duchamp qui après avoir quitté Paris en juin, vécu presque un an à Sanary, à compter de septembre 1941 dans une chambre de l’hôtel Primavera.

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        MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY A TYPICAL AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER.

      A MOST EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY OF THE MAN WHO OPENED JAPAN Boston 1887, - Cupples. Blue cloth, very bright copy, 459p.,index, top edge gilt, 9 b. w. illustrations, 13 x 20 cm.,appendicies. FIRST & ONLY EDITIONR A R E: THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, DATED PRESENTATION COPY Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Dead Souls

      London: Vizetelly and Company, 1887. Hardcover. Good. First single-volume English-language edition. (Dated title page. Follows two-volume issues in 1854 under a different title, 1886, and 1887.) pp. x, 11-372. Original blue cloth with black lettering, blue endpapers. Translated by Isabel Hapgood. Good condition. Edges well-foxed, moderate foxing to endpapers and occasionally in text. Faint ink mark on back board. Name written on half-title, dated 1887. Rear hinge cracked, cloth foxed and lightly stained. A rare early English-language edition of the celebrated Russian novel.

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate Ihrer kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit der durchlauchtigsten Frau Kronprinzessin-Witwe Erzherzogin Stephanie.

      ca., Wien, k.k Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, 1887 - 24 Bde. Wien, k.k Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, ca. 1887-1894. Pag. OHld. Schöne Expl., leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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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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        Sapho ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Marpon & Flammarion, 1887. Fine. Marpon & Flammarion, Paris 1887, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - New edition with a decor and Myrbach Rossi. Bound in half shagreen cherry back to five bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral gold, when gold tail, gilt double fillet on flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, head golden. Signed autograph from the author to his friend Theodore Cahu. Bookplate and stamp printed it. A small marginal gap by foot the last few pages of volume without any interference with the text, rare spots mainly affecting the title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition ornée d'illustrations de Rossi et Myrbach. Reliure en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, date dorée en queue, double filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Théodore Cahu. Ex-libris et tampon imprimé de ce dernier. Un infime manque marginal en pied des toutes dernières pages du volume sans aucune atteinte au texte, rares rousseurs affectant essentiellement la page de titre.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wiesbaden, 21. IX. 1887. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank für eine Einladung, der er jedoch zu seinem Bedauern nicht nachkommen könne. - Ernst von Bergmann war Chirurg und Professor der Medizin an den Universitäten Dorpat, Würzburg und Berlin. Als sein wesentlichstes Verdienst gilt die Einführung der Asepsis bei der Wundbehandlung in der Hirn- und Kriegschirurgie. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Hotel et Bains des Quatre Saisons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII, continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por D. Juan Valera. y hasta la mayor edad de D. Alfonso XIII. 3ª edición XXV volúmenes

      1887 - Barcelona. Montaner y Simón editores. 1887. Veinticinco volúmenes. O.C. 4º menor, alrededor de 400pp por volúmen. Con infinidad de grabados xilográficos y figuras al texto, cromolitografías en láminas fuera del mismo. Bonita encuadernación del editor holandesa piel decorada en plancha, dorados en planos, nervios, hierros en seco y tipos dorados en lomera, cortes al oro. Pérdida notable en cabeza y pie de lomera al vol. IV, apenas óxido en primera y última hoja de cada volumen. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, salvo lo descrito y, en general, muy limpio. Ésta tercera edición quizá sea la más buscada por el bibliófilo y colecconista. Modesto Lafuente y Zamalloa, Rabanal de los Caballeros, 1806-1866. Periodista, historiador y escritor satírico. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1887 Emile Zola Discusses House Renovations ALS

      1887 - Having purchased a small house in Medan in 1878, Emile Zola spent many years expanding it into a luxurious villa. It became a gathering place for the French artistic and literary elite. In this two-page letter in French, Zola seems to be writing to his architect and requests drawings for a renovation similar to the little house next to the 13th century cathedral. Written on two 8" x 5" sheets that were at one time joined. Zola (1840-1902), the foremost French proponent of literary naturalism, is remembered for his twenty novels concerning the Rougon Macquart family including Nana and Germinal and his direct involvement in the Dreyfus affair. Condition: Fold lines, light stain on verso of page 2 with minimal bleedthrough, remnants of hinging on verso, generally very good with above faults listed for accuracy sake only. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        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.

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        Journal des Goncourt Mémoires de la vie littéraire EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier & Cie, 1887. Fine. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1887-1896, 12x19cm, 9 volumes reliés reliés. - Edition on paper for each of the current volumes. Binders bradel the full percaline cherry, smooth back adorned with a golden central floral pattern, dates and double gilt in tails, marine parts as shagreen, preserved covers, binders then signed by Durvand. Precious autograph signed by Edmond de Goncourt, on each volume, the Napoleonic historian Frederic Masson, cousin by marriage of the Goncourt brothers. Republican and fascinated by the revolution in his younger years, he became a Bonapartist militant after the defeat of 1870. In 1874, Edmond de Goncourt witnessed his marriage to Marguerite Cottin, daughter of Augustus Cottin which will open the doors of archives the imperial family. Historian and collector, he was elected to the French Academy June 18, 1903. Their correspondence published in Cahiers Jules and Edmond de Goncourt illuminates the nature of their relationship. Edmond advises the young man and guides to the literature. Frédéric Masson, bibliophile warned, information on Edmond library, responds to requests for information by the Goncourt brothers and participates in the preparation of the historical works of Edmond as well as the enrichment of its editions. Goncourt described in 1870 in Volume IV of the Journal, the young Frédéric Masson 23 years old. "Tonight, I met the young Frédéric Masson, buried in his overcoat mobile He who dated his letters m 'wrote the college of Brumaire and messidor Republican calendar, I find it very sober of the republic, Republicans, Democrats soldiers. He complains that when he walked with Goubie forward, his brothers followed suit autograph dedication of the author not. And his bad mood against this, a little back to 89, and take a significant drop his lyrical enthusiasm once the first republic. It is a symptom. I am sure many young people having themselves similarly Masson grain revolutionary exaltation are becoming reactionary. ". Rare and beautiful set, in uniform contemporary binding, complete in 9 volumes and enriched important autographs shipments Edmond de Goncourt on each volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant pour chacun des volumes. Reliures à la bradel en pleine percaline cerise, dos lisses ornés d'un motif floral central doré, dates et doubles filets dorés en queues, pièces de titre de chagrin marine, couvertures conservées, reliures de l'époque signées de Durvand. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Edmond de Goncourt, sur chacun des volumes, à l'historien napoléonien Frédéric Masson, cousin par alliance des frères Goncourt. Républicain et fasciné par la Révolution dans ses jeunes années, il devient un bonapartiste militant après la défaite de 1870. En 1874, Edmond de Goncourt est témoin de son mariage avec Marguerite Cottin, fille d'Auguste Cottin qui lui ouvrira les portes des archives de la famille impériale. Historien-collectionneur, il est élu à l'Académie française le 18 juin 1903. Leur correspondance publiée dans les Cahiers Jules et Edmond de Goncourt éclaire la nature de leur relation. Edmond conseille le jeune homme et l'oriente vers la littérature. Frédéric Masson, bibliophile averti, renseigne Edmond sur sa bibliothèque, répond aux demandes d'informations des frères Goncourt et participe à la préparation des ouvrages historiques d'Edmond ainsi qu'à l'enrichissement de ses rééditions.Goncourt décrit, en 1870, dans le tome IV du Journal, le jeune Frédéric Masson âgé de 23 ans: "Ce soir, je rencontre le jeune Frédéric Masson, enterré dans sa capote de mobile. Lui, qui datait les lettres qu'il m'écrivait du collège, des brumaire et des messidor du calendrier républicain, je le trouve fort dégrisé de la république, des républicains, des soldats démocrates. Il se plaint que, lorsqu'il marchait avec Goubie en avant, ses frères n'emboîtaient point le pas. Et de sa mauvaise humeur contre le présent, un peu remonte à 89, et amène une baisse sensible de son lyrique enthousiasme d'autrefois pour la première république. Il est un symptôme. Je suis persuadé que beaucoup de jeunes gens ayant en eux-mêmes semblablement à Masson un grain d'exaltation révolutionnaire, sont en train de devenir des réactionnaires." Rare et très bel ensemble, en reliure uniforme de l'époque, complet en 9 volumes et enrichi d'importants envois autographes d'Edmond de Goncourt sur chacun des volumes.

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