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        FRANCILLON. PIECE EN TROIS ACTES

      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]

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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

      Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1887 - 258pp; 298pp; 361pp; 384pp. Numerous engravings. Volumes III and IV published in 1888. Language: eng 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 Quarter leather red cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Paul et Virginie -

      Librairie Artistique H. Launette et Cie 1887 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 208 pp. + la suite. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Thierry, succ. de Petit-Simier. Avec 120 dessins dans le texte et de 12 grandes compositions hors texte de Maurice LELOIR, gravées à l'eau-forte par Auguste Boulard. Très bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. Un des 50 exemplaires avec une double suite des deux-fortes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Jahrbuch der Philosophie und spekulativen Theologie.

      Paderborn und Münster, Schönigh, 1887-1913.. Jahrgänge 1 (1887) - 27 (1913) ohne 9 und 11 in 14 Bänden. 8°. Halbledereinbände der Zeit (5) und Halbleineneinbände (9).. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Titel gestempelt. Die Seiten ganz vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

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        La Scherma italiana di spada e di sciabola per Ferdinando Masiello.

      Firenze, Stab. Tipografico G. Civelli, 1887. In 8vo grande (cm. 23,9); mz. pelle coeva con tit. in oro; ritr., pp. XII, 593 (2) + belle tavole litografiche f. testo. Gelli, p. 189 e segg.: Questo grosso volume di quasi 600 pagine racchiude il ritr. dell?Autore in litografia, la dedica ai conti Pietro e Riccardo Bastogi; una prefazione; circa 135 pagine di cenni storici sulla scherma,La meccanica della spada, Trattato della spada, Trattato della sciabola, oltre a 70 tavole litografate e numerosi specchi sinottici. Noi consideriamo il Masiello, specie per la sciabola, come il rigeneratore della scherma italiana della seconda metà dell?Ottocento... L?opera sel Masiello, è la più pratica, la più splendida, la più sapiente e la migliore che sia stata pubblicata sulla scherma in Italia nel secolo XIX.

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        Pictorial Descriptions of the Famous Places in Tokyo In Japanese and Chinese, Accompanied with an English Translation made by G. Takahashi

      Tokyo, Japan: Kyushundo, 1887?. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Possibly 1887. Title page illustrated in color. Subtitle from title page verso, stated also is "Copy-right Edition, No. 5 First cho Sanjikkenbori." With beautiful, finely colored woodcut images plus black ink illustrations. Green wrappers, sewn binding under brown paper tape, lightly chipped at top, but intact. 8vo., 63pp. Covers show creases but pages are smooth. Pages folded in the Japanese style. Back cover has a 4"x1.25" paste-on ivory paper with text in Japanese. Endpaper in front has separated from cover but is still firmly bound in the volume, despite missing top stab-stich at several pages. Opens with advertisement in English. Text is presented in English as well as in Chinese and Japanese characters. Sections: Cherry Trees on Ueno; The Tori No Ichi (Cock Market); Shiratsuyu of the Inamoto Ro; Murasaki of the Kozen Ro; Moonlight Night at Shimbashi; The Hibiya Parade Ground, and many more.

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        Our Hundred Days in Europe

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1887. First American edition following very shortly after the English edition. BAL binding B, priority undetermined. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark green,cloth, beveled edges, winged urn in gilt on upper cover, in blind on lower, top edge gilt, blue-black coated endpapers, 14 pages publisher's advertisements at back. Slightest rubbing of cloth, one leaf with minute tear in margin (carelessly opened). Near fine. Presentation Copy with Autograph Poem on Stonehenge Inscribed with the concluding stanzas of The Broken Circle (at p. 172 in the present volume):Cold is the Druid's altar-stone,Its vanished flame no more returns,But ours no chilling damp has known,Unchanged, unchanging still it burnsSo let our broken circle standA wreck, a remnant, yet the sameWhile one last, loving, faithful handStill lives to feed its altar flameOliver Wendell HolmesBoston, March 17th 1888Tipped in at the back is a leaf in the author's hand: "J.R. Kendall Esq, 29 Pemberton Square, With the thanks of O. W. Holmes"

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        Fantaisies Décoratives

      Librairie de l'Art. J. Rouam, Éditeur, Paris 1887 - "Elève d'Ulysse Bernard à Blois, puis Gérome et de Bracquemond ? Il s'est plus particulièrement adonné à l'art décoratif." Benezit. Blue printed wrappers, missing for Part 8. Marginal chipping to wrappers, two plates with small marginal chips (not approaching images) 47 of 48 fancful, decorative plates printed in color and gold. 1 vols. Large folio [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Golfiana Miscellanea, Being a Collection of Interesting Monogaphs on the Royal and Ancient Game of Golf.

      Hamilton, Adams & Co., London 1887 - 300 pages. A valuable collection of early documents and literature on golf. Contains Thistle Club's Historical notices of 1824 , the first reprinting of Farnies 1857 Golfer's Manual, The Goff: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Three Cantos by Thomas Matheson published in 1743, Historical Sketch of the Royal Scottish Game of Golf, Alexander M'Kellar's The Cock O'The Green from Kay's Edinburgh Portraits, Carnegie's Golfiana issued in 1842, depiction of Allan Robertson, The Champion Golfer from the Dundee Advertiser September 1859, as well as competitive records, Rules of Golf from the Royal and Ancient and material concerning the oldest clubs, etc. Antique 3/4 black leather binding with raised spine bands, gilt tooled decorations, brown leather title patch and marbled end papers. Leather and cloth covers in fine condition.Ffep worn at top. Contents clean, bright and unfoxed. A beautiful copy in antique custom binding. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Golf]
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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. 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 box features Lady Liberty showing a map of the United States to an Indian maiden. 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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        Africa

      London, 1887. Lithograph, 62 x 52 cms, original colour, blank verso; from the first trade edition of Stanford?'s London Atlas. Edward Stanford (senior) acquired Arrowmsith's stock in 1874. His own version of the London Atlas, published in Jubilee year and dedicated to Queen Victoria, is considered to be his last significant work before his retirement. Later editions were revised in keeping with the latest information. Map

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

      Berlin und Dresden, Wilhelm Baensch Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1887. - Geschichte des baltischen Adelsgeschlechtes von Wrangel (verschiedentlich auch: von Wrangell), aus dem zahlreiche Militärs, Politiker, Diplomaten und Wissenschaftler hervorgingen. Als herausragende Vertreter des Geschlechtes können unter anderem der schwedische Reichsmarschall und Präsident des Kriegskollegiums Carl Gustav Wrangel (1613 - 1676), der preußische Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich von Wrangel (1784 - 1877) sowie die Chemikerin Margarete von Wrangell (1877 - 1932) gelten, die 1923 an der Landwirtschaftlichen Hochschule Hohenheim als erste Frau in Deutschland eine ordentliche Professur erlangte. Das Werk gliedert sich in acht Abteilungen, die sich auf zwei Textbände und eine Mappe mit Stammtafeln verteilen. Enthalten sind unter anderem 41 ganzseitige, durch Seidenhemdchen geschützte Lichtdrucktafeln in Kupfertiefdruck (darunter zahlreiche Porträttafeln), 3 Siegertafeln, 2 Denkmünzentafeln, 15 farbige Wappentafeln sowie 4 Handschriftentafeln. Gliederung: Erste Abtheilung: Allgemeine Forschungen, Ursprung des Geschlechts. Zweite Abtheilung: Die Wappen. Dritte Abtheilung: Tabellen über die Mitglieder und Zweige der Familie von Wrangel. Vierte Abtheilung: Allgemeine Uebersichten zur Geschichte der Familie von Wrangel (untergliedert in Funktionen, Stände, Titel etc.). Fünfte Abtheilung: Ahnentafeln. Sechste Abtheilung: Verzeichnis der männlichen und weiblichen Mitglieder sowie der Güter und Besitzungen der Familie. Siebente Abtheilung: Sieger-, Denkmünzen-, Wappen-, Handschriftentafeln. Achte Abtheilung (Mappe): 27 Stammtafeln. Verzeichnis der Lichtdrucktafeln. de 1200 Eine Ecke mit kleiner Stoßläsion. Ansonsten die beiden Bände und die Stammtafel-Mappe in tadellosem Zustand. Stammtafeln vollständig vorhanden. Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Frisches Exemplar dieser prachtvoll gestalteten, im Original sonst nicht erhältlichen Familiengeschichte. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos, unter anderem Wappenabbildungen, auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XII, 1020 S. (Paginierung durchlaufend), 2 Bl., 24 Tafeln. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Bänden mit zugehöriger Stammtafel-Mappe. Anthrazitfarbene Original-Ganzleinenbände im Großformat 31 x 23 cm mit silbergeprägten Rückentiteln und silbergeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen; Buchdeckel mit umlaufender silbergeprägter Ornamentleiste, Vorderdeckel mit silbern-roter Wappenprägung; dreiseitiger Silberschnitt; Vorsätze in textiler Struktur mit dezenter glänzender Marmorierung. Die Mappe ist ebenso gestaltet.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Our National Game

      [New York:]: Liebenroth von Auw, 1887. Six Chromolithographs. 1 vols. Large 4to. Original publisher's cream colored cloth with gilt and black stamping. Spine shows moderate wear. The pictorial title page depicts a standing baseball team surrounding a seated coach, surmounted by patriotic motifs and above a design of crossed bats and equipment. The other illustrations are skillfully rendered field level scenes of a Wild Pitch, Fly Ball, Foul Ball, a runner Caught between Bases, and Home Run -- each with extremely interesting details of uniforms, equipment, positions, etc.A rare, early, large format "coffee-table" book on the sport, which, by this time, had already become the "national game". Interestingly, the publisher of this rarity, Liebenroth & Von Auw, was a New York firm which specialized in German-language publications targeting the immigrant community: schoolbooks, handwriting manuals, and notably, a hymnal for the Dutch-Reformed Lutheran Church. The latest of their publications recorded in OCLC is 1886 - but there is no recorded copy in any American library of this important pictorial record of baseball as it was played in the 1880's.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The History and Principles of Banking

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme Brown, Green & Longman 1887. x, 300 pp., Bound in a pleasant contemporary tan half calf with gilt panels and a red morocco title label. Minor wear and darkening to spine, corners rubbed, but in very good condition externally. Minor foxing to prelims and final pages, prev owner's bookplate on pastedown, small tear to title page, very bright and clean internally otherwise. . Very Good. Half Calf. 3rd Edition. 1887. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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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 1887. 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 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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        sder Hagada shel Pesakh im sarakh aravi [= with Judeo Arabcic][Passover Haggadah. Pesach Pesah Pessach]

      Anglo-Jewish and Vernacular Press, Opposite Musjid Bunder Railway Station,, Bombay, India 1887 - Hagadah shel Pessach. According to the custom of Baghdad. Final leaf has two poems by Sason Israel written in honor of Yaakov Eliyahu David Sasoon: "Shir Esa beSod Yesharim' le'el mashpil umerim" by Sason Isrel. See Otzar Hashira VeHapiyut volume 3, page 449, shin 929; and "Yanuv pi shira veZimra le'el khai ne'ezer bigvura" by Nissim Elisha Zecharya. Otzar HaShira VeHapiyut, volume 2, page 398, Yud 3031. pp. (2), 70. 8vo. Yudlov 1706; Yaari 1274. Some handwritten marginal notes in Sanskrit in margins of some pages. Inscription on verso of blank rear endpaper:Aharon Solomon [?Gaburchin] Hazan [?Inhasla]/ A. Aharon Solomon [?Gaburchr] [Inhasla?]. Title in typographical border. In modern leather case. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Seder hagada shel pesakh im tziyurim vetirgum Aravi keminhag kehilat kodesh Bag[d]ad hen kodem nidpas bemakhane kodshenu ze bishnat [5]625 [=1865], ve'ata hosfnu bo piyutim nekhmadim [etc.] [Passover Haggadah shel Pesach]

      Eliyahu ben Amuzag and sons, Leghorn [= Livorno], Italy 1887 - 35 leaves, complete. Mis-paginated. New 3/4 leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. The instructions for the seder evening are mostly in Arabic, in Hebrew letters. Unlike the 1865 edition on which this edition is largely based, here you have a translation of Nishmat, the counting of the Omer and the Khad Gadya. The verso of the title page is illustrated as well as letters at the beginning of paragraphs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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