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      London: David Nutt, 1887. ONE OF 550 COPIES on Japanese paper, 500 of these for sale n. Hardcover. Of the Greatest Importance in the History of Modern English Bookbinding. 162 x 98 mm (6 3/8 x 3 7/8"). 4 p.l., xx, 70 pp., [2] leaves. Translated by Andrew Lang. ONE OF 550 COPIES on Japanese paper, 500 of these for sale. EXQUISITE DARK BLUE MOROCCO, LAVISHLY AND BEAUTIFULLY GILT, BY THOMAS J. COBDEN-SANDERSON (signed "18 C-S 91" on rear turn-in), covers with densely stippled rose border, each board with 16 Tudor roses extending onto central panel, that on front cover with gilt titling, that on rear cover with a field of small leaves, raised bands, spine panels with meandering leafy vine flanked by letters that spell out the title and give the date vertically, turn-ins with frame of gilt leaves, Morris brocade endleaves of rose and light blue silk, edges gilt and delicately gauffered with a leafy vine. In a (lightly rubbed) red morocco pull-off case. Title with woodcut border, additional illustrated title depicting Aucassin and Nicolete. For the binding: Tidcombe 129. AN UNSURPASSABLE COPY, with clean, fresh, bright leaves that open only unwillingly, THE BINDING IN IMMACULATE CONDITION. It is difficult to overstate the beauty and splendid condition of this handsomely designed and extraordinarily significant binding, done by the most important English artisan of modern times. Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922) did not produce many bindings with his own hands, but he did nothing short of change the entire course of bookbinding in England. Tidcombe's detailed and exhaustive catalogue lists just 167 examples of bindings produced by him, all of them executed between July of 1884 and March of 1893. Through this small corpus of work, Cobden-Sanderson "rejuvenated English binding" with his theories of design "and set it on a new course of development." (Morgan Library Exhibition catalogue) Nixon calls our binder a "pre-eminent figure . . . both as a designer of great originality, who rescued the craft from half a century of purely imitative work, and as a craftsman of outstanding ability." According to Tidcombe, the present item represents "one of the very few occasions upon which Cobden-Sanderson was induced to reproduce a book." The London bookseller Bain had commissioned a binding for Lang's translation of this late 13th century Provençal "chante-fable" (prose and song narrative) full of forbidden love and adventure. That binding, reproduced as Tidcombe 92, was immediately snapped up by an American collector. (Like item #194 in the Otto Shäfer catalogue, a binding done for the 1830 Tennyson "Poems," this earlier "Aucassin" volume is very similar, but has significantly less gilt stippling on the covers than ours.) Working on the present binding drove Cobden-Sanderson to an artistic crisis. His journal for 16 March 1891, notes, "I got very angry this afternoon with 'Aucassin and Nicolete.' The gold broke and pealed [sic] off, and refused to be made to adhere. I threw a lead weight with violence to the ground, and it bounded to the height of four feet! No relief." He goes on to lament his failing eyesight and to question his artistic integrity, asking, "Is doing it well its own exceeding reward, and am I ever on my guard to do it well for the writer's sake, and for the ideal of work's sake, and that world of transfigured industrialism of which I have sometimes thought and spoken?" The British stiff upper lip quickly reasserts itself, as he admonishes, "Pull yourself together again, let not the hope die." One is so likely to be captivated here by the delicacy and refinement of the covers and spine that the lovely brocaded endleaves and elegant treatment of the edges could be easily overlooked, but they must not be.

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      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,. 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], double-page color-lithograph plate on single folded sheet inserted before title leaf,. original decorated blue cloth over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, brown on blue-gray swan and ship endpapers.. A fine, bright copy with tight inner hinges. An uncommon book in this. condition. (#66666). First British (and first hardcover) edition. 10,000 copies printed. The U.S. Harper & Brothers edition was published 24 December 1886, a week before the British edition published 1 January 1887. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-88; (1981) 1-89; (1987) 1-46; (1995) 1-46; and (2004) II-476. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-74. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 724. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 974. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 14. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 383. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 462. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1396-1401. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1908-12. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 92-3. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06563. Sadleir 1092. Wolff 2881. Scott 5. Whatmore F4.

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        She a History of Adventure

      London: Longmans, Green & Co 1887. 317 pp, split cloth on spine with repair loose binding internally . Good. Publisher's Cloth. First Edition, First Issue. 1887. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Vlasti timy, ili kogotok uvjaz, vsey pticke propast. Text in Russisch. 2. Druck der EA des Bauerndramas: Macht der Finsternis.

      Moskau, Sytin, 1887. - 180 S. Kl. 8°. HLeinen d. Z. mit Rückentitel. Kanten berieben; unteres Kapital hinten ca. 3 cm einseitig angeplatzt und hier mit kl. Fehlstelle; Vorsätze und erste Bll. gebräunt; Titel und ein weiteres Blatt mit angesetztem Papierstreifen im Bundsteg. Kilgour Coll. 1198. RU

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        RUBINSTEIN, Arthur (1887-1982), Polish-American pianist, Album with signature

      . Album with signature and dedication, in original cover. 31,5 x 31,7 cm; 12,4 x 12,5 inches. Cover with faint traces of handling, spine with tear, disc in good condition with faint scratches and minor soiling,

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Alcohol in History. An Account of Intemperance in All Ages; Together with a History of the Various Methods Employed for Its Removal.

      New York: The National Temperance Society and Publication House. 1887 - 5 in. x 7 ¼ in. 481 pp. Dark cloth with gilt titling on spine. Blind-stamped decorations on front panel. Front inner hinge cracked. Wear to spine ends. Former owner's stamp on rear flyleaf. A fairly well-preserved copy of a fragile, rare book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      - Historia de Sevilla en la qual se contienen sus antigüedades, grandezas y cosas memorables en ella acontecidas. Desde su fundación hasta nuestros tiempos con mas el discurso de su estado en todo este progresso de tiempo assi en lo eclesiástico como en lo secular. Compuesta y ordenada por Alonso Morgado, indigno Sacerdote, natural de la villa de Alcantara en Estremadura.- Seilla, En la Officina de Jose Mª Ariza, 1887; 2 partes en un volumen en 4º holandesa conservando cubiertas, 10 h. - 487 pp. Capitulares grabadas a dos tintas y otros adornos tipográficos. Edición de la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Andaluces a costa de la Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense que cosnta de 300 ejemplares en muy buen papel de hilo. Alguna manchita de óxido. Palau nº 182954. Muy buen ejemplar. Que conserva todos sus márgenes.

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        Almanaque del Madrid cómico para 1887, 1888, 1889 y 1890

      - Revista y publicaciones Madrid. 1887, 1888, 1889 37 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo en piel estampado. Falta el número 261 del año 1888 y el número 394 del año 1890. Numerosas ilustraciones en blanco y negro . 2 VOLÚMNES profusamente ilustrados con dibujos de los mas prestigiosos humoristas de la época. Cubierta deslucida. 23E [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOS OISEAUX.

      Edit. H. Launette et cie. París, 1887 - . 37,5 cm. Retrato, XII-86 pág. Ilustr. con acuarelas de Hector Giaconelli, fotograbadas a color: capitulares y cabeceras, en el texto, 21 encuadramientos de los poemas y 21 lám. con dibujos de pájaros, fuera del texto. Edición de 525 ejemplares numerados en papel Marais (ej. 28). Enc. en media piel, puntas, tejuelo. Muy ligera señal de óxido. Pájaros. Caza Caça Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

      Cleveland, Ohio: Geo. M. Rewell & Co.. 1887. First. First edition. Thick octavo. 1138pp. 104 of 106 plate portraits present (with no evidence the two lacking were ever present). Publisher's dark green or black cloth stamped in black and gilt. Paper over front hinge cracked, modest edgewear at the extremities, a near very good copy of an uncommon heavy and cheaply produced volume, an early and important compilation of biographies of prominent African-Americans. The author was a Baptist minister and President of Kentucky State University in Louisville. Seldom found in this condition, the small regional publisher was haphazard about inserting plates, and complete copies are rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La photographie astronomique. Presentation copy.

      Paris 1887 - Mouchez, Ernest (1821-92). La photographie astronomique a l'Observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel. Extracted in part from the Bureau des Longitudes' Annuaire pour l'an 1887. 8vo. 107, [1]pp. 7 plates, including 4 with original photographs tipped to mounts, each with printed tissue guard. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887. 188 x 121 mm. Marbled boards c. 1887. Paper evenly toned, some light foxing in the plate leaves, otherwise very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "A Monsieur Moru, procurer general a , Souvenir bien affectueux, E. Mouchez." 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, Jupiter and the Hercules Cluster. 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; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Eigenh. Billett mit U.

      Berlin, 14. Mai 1887.. 2 SS. Qu.-kl.-8vo. Gedruckte Briefkarte.. An den Maler Adolph von Menzel: "[ ] Wir sind nicht ganz sicher, ob der beifolgenden Aufforderung der hier Ihres Schreibens wichtig war gilt, d.h. ob wir ganz ohne Beschränkung wählen sollen oder ob nicht das Gebiet der Wissenschaften, der der Verstorbene angehört hat, die unbeschränkte Auswahl zu beziehen ist [ ]". - Mit eh. Anmerkung Menzels in Bleistift: "Die im Drucktext angestrichene Stelle lautet und Ihre Wahl' ohne Beschränkung auf Gelehrte aus dem Gebiete d. Wissenschaften welchem d. Verst[orbene]. angehört hat richten soll'".

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        The Solomon Islands and Their Natives.

      1887 1887 - London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1887. Royal 8vo. Orig. cloth. Gilt. (slightly rubbed; rebacked preserving the orig. spine). Top edge gilt. (xvi, 384pp.). With col. frontisp. map (foxed), and 9 full-page plates. Cyril S. Belshaw's copy with autograph on title-page. NOTE: Guppy was a surgeon aboard H.M.S. Lark, a surveying ship in the Western Pacific. This book covers diseases, tattooing, cannibalism, vocabulary, ethnology, etc. of the Solomon Islands.

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        Our National Cathedrals (The Richest Architecture Heritage of the British Nation) Their History and Architecture From Their Foundation to Modern Times 3 Volumes.


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      London: T. Fisher Unwin,. 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-287 [288: blank],. original black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in red, spine panel stamped in red and gold, top edge untrimmed, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed, olive-green floral patterned endpapers.. Binding slightly leaned, inner hinges a bit tender, mild foxing,. largely to the preliminary leaves, else a near fine, bright copy with. no binding wear. Quite a nice copy of a book rarely found in better. condition. (#75623). First edition. This binding state (no priority, if any, established) has the publisher's monogram in red on the rear cover. The book is found with and without publisher's catalogues inserted at rear (the earliest dated 1886-7); this copy has no catalogue. The author's anonymously published second book and first novel. Hudson's "fine quasi-utopian novel of the far future... depicts small, self-sufficient, matriarchally organized households living in harmony with Nature. The protagonist, tragically, cannot adapt to their pastoral way of life... Both stories [A Crystal Age and Green Mansions (1904)] are remarkable anticipations of modern ecological mysticism." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 593. "Significant S-F milestone." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 33. Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, p. 113. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-98; (1981) 1-103; (1987) 1- 51; (1995) 1-51; and (2004) II-551. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 55-6. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-87. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1135. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1973), p. 12. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 96-7. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 118. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 596. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 76. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 449-52. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 104. Reginald 07530. NCBEL III 1059. Payne A2a (variant 6).

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        The Native Flowers of New Zealand Illustrated in Colours in the Best Style of Modern Chromo-Litho Art, from Drawings Coloured to Nature by Mrs Charles Hetley

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, London 1887 - The first issue in three separate parts, published 1887-1888. Part 1: (4) , 8, (2) pages + 12 coloured plates interleaved with 12 leaves of descriptive letterpress + 1 b&w plate. Part 2: coloured plates 13-24 interleaved with text + 1 b&w plate. Part 3: coloured plates 25-36 interleaved with text + 1 b&w plate. Spine glue deteriorated, with contents now loose within paper-covered boards. Dimensions: 15 1/2" by 11 3/8". Condition: Spines missing to parts 1 and 2. Spine worn on part 3. Some small tears, chips, and creases to margins of leaves. 1/2" corner missing on Plate 11. Minor foxing. Bagnall 2584a. ; Elephant Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dead Souls

      London: Vizetelly, 1887. 372 p. First single-volume English-language edition, first printing. (Dated title page. Follows UK and US two-volume issues in 1887 and 1886 of the same edition, as well as the 1854 Hurst and Blackett edition under a different title. See Line, Ettlinger, and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation.) Good condition. Clean pages. Cloth soiled and rubbed, especially lettering on spine; tips worn. Cloth frayed at head and tail. Former owner's name on title page. Split hinges at front and rear, need to be handled with care. A very scarce early English-language appearance of Gogol's classic novel. Translated by Isabel Hapgood.

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        The Far North Country

      Adelaide: Burden & Bonython, 1887. Octavo, 39 pp., the endpapers darkened but an excellent copy in the original brown cloth boards, a few flecks. A rare work by the inland explorer Simpson Newland, the pastoralist and explorer. Newland, better known for his {i Paving the Way: A Romance of the Australian Bush} (1913), here 'describes the Northern Territory from personal experience' (Ferguson). He had arrived in South Australia as a child in 1839, growing up at Encounter Bay. Throughout his life he was a passionate supporter of the Australian Aborigines, and also believed fiercely that South Australia should exercise control over the Northern Territory. This rare memoir is an account of his own visit to the north in 1876, and is rich in details of life in central Australia.

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        Le nouveau Décaméron.

      Paris, Dentu, 1884-1887. - 10 volumes in-8°, 170-194-156-186-206-168-193-216-190-220p. Edition originale. Rassemble 100 contes écrits par les principaux auteurs du XIXe siècle. Contributions de Maupassant, Daudet, Arène, Villiers de L'Isle Adam, Banville, Bourget, Leconte de Lisle, E. de Goncourt, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Zola, Monselet, etc. Chaque volume comporte en frontispice un eau-forte en deux états (double-portraits des principaux auteurs) par Abot et une eau-forte hors texte (également en deux états) de Mesplès, Vogel ou Fraipont. Dos légèrement et uniformément passés, néanmoins magnifiques exemplaires, finement reliés. Reliures à la bradel demi-maroquin vert olive, titres dorés sur les dos, têtes dorées, couvertures conservées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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      E. Dentu. 1887 - RO20072124: 170 + 194 + 156 + 186 + 206 + 168 + 193 + 216 + 190 + 220 pages. Titre et caissons en dorés. Tranches en tête dorées. Frontispices illustrés en noir et blanc dans tous les tomes. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, dans le texte, sous forme de culs de lampe et de bandeaux. Nombreuses lèttrines illustrées en noir et blanc. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, hors texte. 1ère journée : le temps d'aimer. 2ème journée: Dans l'atelier. 3ème journée: les amours mondaines. 4 ème journée: comme il vous plaira. 5 ème journée : la rue et la route. 6 ème journée : les plus tristes. 7 ème journée : l'amour au thèatre. 8 ème journée : les amours lointaines. 9 ème journée : les amours chastes. 10 ème journée : l'idéal. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, VOLUMES I-VI illustrated with steel engravings- 1848-1920

      Rochester:: Susan B Anthony,, 1887.. Large 8vo, Bound in publisher's cloth (each volume shows some wear), good. This is an ex-library set (as are most) and each volume shows the effects. Each volume has a bookplate on the front end paper and numeral on the spine. Generally, this is a good set, better than most that we have seen. Complete. This is the official, in-depth, history that reprints letters, speeches, petitions, and all the rest. This is an extraordinary history that shows the organizers' penchant for detail and recognition that a complete history of the movement was not only desirable but essential. There are numerous internal documents, letters to conventions, speeches and the like that were not reprinted elsewhere. An invaluable resource.

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      Establecimiento Tipografico - Ed. de Daniel Cortezo y Cia. - Barcelona. Tela con dorados. 1887-1889. 25X18. 2VOL. 1vol, 875Pág+3h+6 Bellas laminas fotograficas. 2vol, 1063Pág+1h+7 Bellas Láminas, algunas fotograficas. Muy buen estado. Cliches de A. Garcia-Grabados de Thomas, Joaritzi y Mariezcurrena. Me gustaria resaltar en la Obra cuando nombra a "Lo Rat Penat", Associació Cultural Valenciana aun vigente como gran investigadora de la historia i cultura valenciana y en sus primerissimos principios, muy curioso. Ref 7.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        España. Sus Monumentos y Arte, su Naturaleza e Historia: VALENCIA (2 vols.)

      - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo, 1887-1889. 4º M. Tela editorial bellamente estampada, cortes decorados. - Láminas a toda plana y grabados en color y blanco y negro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Valencia. Sus monumentos y artes. Su naturaleza é historia. Tomos I y II (Completo).

      Barcelona, Edit. de Daniel Cortezo y Cía., 1887-1889. - En 2 tomos de -17 x 24,5-. T. I: 875 págs. + 2 hs. + 6 láms. y numerosos grabados en el texto. T. II: 1063 págs. + 7 láminas, algunas en color, y numerosos grabados en el texto. Enc. tela editorial bellamente estampada con oro y varias tintas. (IMPECABLE.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1887-1889, Barcelona 1887 - 4º (25 cm.) 2 vols. 875 p. 6 láms. = 1063 p., 7 láms. Encuadernación editorial. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter signed ("Joseph Lister"), to the eminent British chemist Henry E. Roscoe

      12, Park Crescent Portland Place [London], 13 oct. 1887 - " My dear Roscoe, I have read your able address with deep interest & beg you to accept my thanks for the copy you have already sent me." 12mo. One page in ink, on personal stationery. Framed and glazed, with portrait

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        An Unsocial Socialist

      Swan Sonnenschein 1887 - First UK edition 1887. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and design. An IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY. Signature and address of Mrs Walter Crane (Mary Crane) on the half title. Walter Crane married Mary Andrews in 1871 and after a sojourn in Rome returned to London in 1873 living first in Wood End and then at Beaumont Lodge, Shepherd's Bush (the address on the half-title of this book). In 1914 Mary Crane was found dead on a railway track at Kingsnorth in Kent, apparently having committed suicide. Walter Crane was devastated and died just 3 months later. Walter Crane and GBS were closely associated through the Arts and Crafts movement and the Fabian Society. Publisher's name spelt correctly on spine, black endpapers, author of "Cassel Byron's Profession" etc etc showing below author's name on title page. No evidence of cancel title page. Hinges a little weak but a VERY GOOD copy with lovely association. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dead Souls

      Vizetelly 1887 - London: Vizetelly, 1887. 372 p. First single-volume English-language edition, first printing. (Dated title page. Follows UK and US two-volume issues in 1887 and 1886 of the same edition, as well as the 1854 Hurst and Blackett edition under a different title. See Line, Ettlinger, and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation.) Good condition. Clean pages. Cloth soiled and rubbed, especially lettering on spine; tips worn. Cloth frayed at head and tail. Former owner's name on title page. Split hinges at front and rear, need to be handled with care. A very scarce early English-language appearance of Gogol's classic novel. Translated by Isabel Hapgood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crime and Punishment

      Vizetelly 1887 - London: Vizetelly, [1887?]. 456 p. Russet paper-covered boards with blue and red lettering. First British edition, early printing. Correct first in the English language. (Undated title page. Later state ads at verso of title page. See Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature for basic, although incomplete, bibliography.) Good condition. Clean text. Binding separating between spine and front cover; front hinge a bit weak. Creasing and chipping to spine, bumped and worn corners. Front end paper corner torn, offsetting to yellow endpapers. Light staining to fore edge. Good condition overall. An early appearance of Dostoevsky's classic Crime and Punishment in the English language, first issued in the UK before the slightly more common American edition of Crowell. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - COX,PALMER. THE BROWNIES: THEIR BOOK. NY: Century Co. (1887). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, light inoffensive margin stain to last third of the book, small chip to head of spine, occasional soil else a lovely copy in the pictorial DUST WRAPPER. First edition of the first title in the Brownie series, first state with the DeVinne device directly below the date on the title page. Illustrated on every page showing the busy little Brownie men getting into mischief. First states with the dust wrapper are rare. Peter Parley To Penrod p. 84. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Marpon |& Flammarion 1887 - - Marpon & Flammarion, Paris 1887, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - 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 l'auteur 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tenerife and Its Six Satellites or the Canary Islands Past and Present ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      Marcus Ward & Co Limited, London 1887 - Complete in 2 volumes, vol 1:xv[1]477pp, plus adverts, vol 2:vii[1]459pp, plus adverts, coloured maps, illustrated. Bound in original publishers light blue cloth, black title lettering, gilt design on top boards. Cloth lightly rubbed on edges/corners, some fading, stain mark on top board of volume one. Binding in good clean attractive condition. Internally, no loose pages, occasional light spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice 2 volume work.A58 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Spathura Rufocaligata: Gould. Hummingbird (Red-booted Racket-Tail)

      London:: Hullmandel & Walton,. 1887.. Fine. Large beautifully hand colored lithograph of four humming birds, highlighted with gum arabic and with gold on the birds' heads and throats. From "A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds" published London, 1849-1861. This South American species of hummingbird is found chiefly in the mountains of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela; it is identified by its long tail with "raquets" at the tips and the dense feathering around the legs called "leg puffs".& & John Gould, the author of the masterwork on Australian birds "The Birds of Australia", is considered the father of Australian ornithology.

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        Album of 63 photographs of Outdoor Scenes in the Myakka Frontier, Peace River, and Fort Myers regions of Florida

      n.p., february-march, 1887 - Assembled by a party of men on an extended tour and hunting expedition in the area, the album documents numerous locations in southwest Florida in the period immediately following the extension of the Florida Southern Railroad into the Peace River region in 1886. All of the photographs are captioned in ink, and all but the first nine, which were taken at Interlachen (near Gainesville), relate to southwest Florida. The album includes scenes of the grounds of Charles Francis, Jr. at Interlachen, and the residence of Goerge Long; the railway station, an office car, and a street scene at Trabue; views of the Hotel Punta Gorda under construction; waterfront scenes along the Punta Rassa; views of Fort Myers; a Spanish Fishing village; a "Cracker" family and their orange grove; Judge Ziba King and his house at Fort Ogden; scenes of the Myakka River, Bartow, and Zolfo Springs, and a number of hunting and camping scenes. Nineteenth century photographic albums of Florida are very scarce; the present album shows the rural landscape of southwest Florida at the dawn of the modern age (FLORIDA) 4to. 26 leaves with 63 mounted albumen prints, most 4-1/2 x 7- 7/8 inches, all captioned in ink. Recent red morocco and original red cloth over boards. One photograph with clean split across image, no loss. Some fading, generally fine and clear [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The British Invasion from the North. the Campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne, from Canada, 1776-1777, with the Journal of Lieut. William Digby, of the 53d, or Shropshire Regiment of Foot

      Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany 1887 - Maroon, pebbled cloth with paper label with title on spine. Label on spine worn but readable. Book has some edge, corner and surface wear but is still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 412 pages; This copy belonged to Charles Francis Adams, II, great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams. Charles Francis Adams II was a Brevet Brigadier General in the Civil War and a figure in Massachusetts politics and business after the war. Adams' ownership signature is on the ffep and his bookplate on the front pastedown. Interestingly, the bookplate also has John Quincy Adams at the bottom and the year 1831. Howes B 248.; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Ridge Books]
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        Im Bismarck-Archipel. Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen auf der Insel Neu-Pommern (Neu-Britannien) Mit Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und einer Karte.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1887. - mit Frontispiz und weiteren 15 Abbildungen, davon 8 gesamt ganzseitig, mit einer farbigen Faltkarte, 8°. 22,1 x 14,3 cm. 154 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. lediglich der vordere Vorsatz am Innengelenk ca. 5 cm angerissen (unauffällig), die Falt-Karte mit kleinem Knick, ansonsten sauberes, frisches Exemplar des sehr seltenen Bandes mit eindrucksvollen Abbildungen. Einband mit Leinenecken und Lederrückenschild, Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oversize Framed Signed Photograph! Vice President Nixon signs a large photograph, penning a 29-word inscription to the Dean of Washington?s diplomatic corps, Norway?s Wilhelm Munthe de Morgenstierne, upon his retirement after 47 years of service

      [Washington, D.C.] Photograph Signed ?Richard Nixon? as Vice President, with 29-word handwritten inscription. Black & white, 10? x 13.24 image, overall 10.75? x 14? (visible). Framed to 12.75? x 15.75?. Fine condition.In full, ?To His Excellency Wilhelm / Munthe de Morgenstierne / with admiration for the / forty seven years of distinguished / service which have earned / for him the Title- / Mr. Diplomat - / from his friend / Richard Nixon?Wilhelm Munthe de Morgenstierne (1887-1963) first came to Washington in 1910 as attaché in the Norwegian legation. From 1913-1921, he was Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. He returned to Washington in 1921 as counselor to the legation. In 1929, he was appointed Consul General of Norway in New York, then became Norway?s Minister (1934-1942) and Ambassador (1942-1958) to the United States. He was chief of Norway?s delegation to the San Francisco Conference that created the United Nations (1945) and to the conference which led to th

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        Foreign Etchings A Series of Twenty Original Etchings By Celebrated Artists of France, Germany, etc... Descriptive Text by Koehler and others

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1887. Folio, unpaginated, with 19 plates, lacking Ã’Heads of PeasantsÓ but with an additional original etching signed in pencil by J. S. King loosely inserted. Vellum-coloured boards with gilt lettering, boards moderately soiled, crown and foot of backstrip and corners worn, library number on backstrip, bookplate. Etchings in generally very good condition with some toning and wrinkling to the japan paper. Number 21 of 40 copies on Japan paper from a total edition of 350 copies. Fine etchings by William Unger, William Leibl, Paul Rajon and others after paintings by Rembrandt, Titian, Muncacsy and others. The inserted etching is by James King, the American painter and etcher (1852-1925). King was a pupil of the Art Students League, New York, and the National Academy of Design. He completed his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, under Gerome and Bonnat. During his career, he exhibited both his etchings and paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Boston Art Club, Parrish Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, and with the Society of Independent Artists and was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and the New York Etching Club.

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        EARLY ADVENTURES IN PERSIA, SUSIANA, AND BABYLONIA [TWO VOLUME SET] Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes before the Discovery of Nineveh

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

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        Moderne kunst in Nederland. Etsen van P.J. Arendzen.

      Amsterdam, Tj. van Holkema 1883-1887 - Amsterdam, Tj. van Holkema 1883-1887. Portfolio, cloth (waterstains), 64 x 42,5 cm., unnumb. pp. published in loose sheets with wrappers in 30 parts. With portrait and 30 etchings by P.J. Arendzen, after paintings by L. Alma Tadema, L. Apol, D. Bles, J. Israëls, J.H. Maris, A. Mauve, H.W. Mesdag, A. Neuhuys, H. Ronner-Knip a.o. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. 427 p. with 4 pgs of ads at rear. First edition, first printing. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. Good condition. Clean pages. Cloth worn, frayed and a bit torn in a few spots on the front cover and spine. Small stain on top edge, another on bottom edge. Former owner's name on first blank page. Hinge tender at middle of book. The rare first appearance of philosopher and psychologist John Dewey's first book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Delattria Henrica [Henry De Lattre Cazique]

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

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