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        Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Bowwell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales TOGETHER WITH the uniformly bound, 2-volume Letters of Samuel Johnson - [Complete in 8 volumes]

      Oxford : Clarendon Press 1887 - Physical description 8 v : facsim., map, port ; 23 cm. Note; with reproductions of original title pages. Originally published under title: The life of Samuel Johnson. Bibliography: v. 6, p. [vii]-xix. Contents v. 1-4. Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v. 2 1765-1776; v. 3, 1776-1780; v. 4, 1780-1784)--v. 5. Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into North Wales (1774)--v. 6 Addenda, index, dicta philosophi, &c. Subjects; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 - Biography. Hebrides (Scotland) - Description and travel. Scotland - Description and travel - To 1800. Wales, North - Description and travel. Provenance; from the library of John Williams Clay with his bookplate. Finely bound all in contemporary aniline calf over matching cloth boards. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Illustrated Index of British Shells. containing figures of all the recent Species with names and other information.

      2nd. Rev. Enl. Ed. Pub. Sowerby, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1887 - pp.xvi, with 25 hand-coloured copper engraved plates. Original red-cloth boards with gilt lettering and blind-tooled decoration. Spine darkened with age and showing wear at spine ends. Boards lightly marked in places. The contents are in fine condition, with very little foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.

      Sowerby, and Simpkin and Marshall,, London: 1887 - 16pp preface followed by 26 hand-coloured, guarded plates (all called for), interleaved with an index leaf to each. Engravings and colouring exquisite, with some browning to margins, and mild foxing encroaching slightly on four. First and last few leaves have shallow pink staining (c.5mm) to upper edges. Light soiling to title and final text page, and one or two very minor marks or spots elsewhere. New endpapers. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt, darkened in one corner, otherwise bright and firm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Nord Contre Sud

      J. Hetzel, Paris 1887 - Paris: J. Hetzel, 1887. First Edition (not, however, in Cartonnage Type aux Deux Elephants, but in a textured cloth binding instead). 85 engravings by L. Benett. Quarto (11" x 7.5"), red pebbled cloth with gilt spine designs and titling. All Edges Gilt, silk texture endpapers. Some dampstains on both covers, corners bumped a bit, spine shows one nick and trace scuffing, previous owner's markings on ffep. This copy is otherwise in remarkable condition, with bright gilt, strong hinges and a clean textblock with only faint age toning at page edges. With the stained covers, however, just about VG. Covers are plain red with stamped panel border lines only, the first edition apparently being prior to Hetzel's more elaborate cloth "cartonnages", at least for this title. A very scarce Verne true [French] first edition, Nord Contre Sud (North Against South) was written during a time in which Verne departed from science fiction in favor of adventure after the dime-novel spirit of the time. Later known variously in the U.S. as North Against South, Texar's Revenge, Texar the Southerner, and (in two parts) Burbank the Northerner and Texar the Southerner, it was a tale of individual Civil War conflict, but was of scant historical accuracy, and not highly thought of in its English form by U.S. reviewers. Still a scarce and interesting Verne true first, stately and loaded with Louis Benett's famous illustrations. L-29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas carol / by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by I. M. Gaugengigl and T. V. Chominski

      Boston : Samuel E. Cassino 1887 - Description: 120p. : 24 plates, frontis. ; 28cm. Subjects: Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction -- Fiction -- English literature -- Christmas. Notes: Frontis. is a portrait of Dickens with his printed signature, facing a decorative half-title page. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, vellum-backed boards. Gilt-decorated title to front panel, with a holly pattern in relief to the vellum. Some minor wear to spine, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Top edge gilt. Some scattered foxing to and plate margins. Limited edition: no. 459 of 500 copies. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 120 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAS DE LA COMISIÓN DEL MAPA GEOLÓGICO DE ESPAÑA. Descripción Física, Geológica y Minera de la Provincia de Huelva. Tomo I. Segunda parte. Descripción Geológica Estratigráfica, por. 1ª edición, rara

      - Madrid. Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello, impresor de Cámara de S.M. 1887. 4º mayor, 671-viiipp-6 láminas. Seis grabados litográficos por Pfeiffer, dos monumentales planos plegados uno gran mapa de la provincia de Huelva cromolitográfico, tres en toda página en negro de los originales de Teresa Madassú. Encuadernación, muy ligeramente abarquillada y con poco pronunciadas suciedades, holandesa piel puntas época, nervios e hierros al oro en lomera. Buen estado de conservación, interior límpido. Rara, no en BGE ni CCPB. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents in My Life, With a Family Genealogy

      Jos. Eichbaum, Pittsburgh 1887 - First edition, 1887. Black leatherette small 4to, 262 pp. With frontispiece portrait, drawings and facsimile copies of documents and letters, including the signed statement from Abraham Lincoln appointing Batchelor the Surveyor of the Customs of the Port of Pittsburgh. Batchelor was an old-time steamboat man on the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri. This is a presentation copy SIGNED by the author and it has "Lindisfarne Augh 1 1900" stamped on the flyleaf and a successive blank page. The hinges are strained and there is some general wear to the exterior, mostly at the corners. A Very good+ copy whose contents are clean and bright. Rare. Small 4to. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Original watercolor-on-paper of a Swedish Hussar, signed and dated at lower left and label lettered on the frame

      Stockholm, 1887. Approx. 19-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches (image); approx. 31 x 24 inches (overall dimensions). . Matted, framed and glazed . A fine rendering of a Hussar on horseback. Thulstrup (1836-1902), along with his younger brother Bror Thure Thulstrup (1848-1930), are known for their drawings of military scenes. The elder brother lived his entire life in Sweden, but Bror moved to America and lived there from 1872 until his death in 1930

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        ILLUSTRAZIONE Militare Italiana. diretta da Quinto Cenni. Anno I. 1887, numeri 1-24. Annata completa, pp. (4), 199, (11). Con numerose tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina. Anno secondo. 1888. numeri 1-48 (numero doppio). Annata completa, pp. (4), 208, (8). Con numerose tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina. Legato in fine: Rassegna Navale passata da S.M. il Re d'Italia in onore di S.M. l'Imperatore di Germania e Re di Prussia. Anno Quarto 1890. Numeri 74-111, Annata completa, pp. (8), 316. Con tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina (fra le quali segnaliamo quelle relative alle Feste di maggio di Roma e Milano). Anno Sesto 1892. Numeri 148-160 bis. Annata completa, pp.

      - Milano, Vallardi, 1887-96, voll. 8, in-4, brossure edit. rimontate su tela: alcune cerniere tengono, ma sono lise, piccole porzioni mancanti ai dorsi (un volume privo del dorso), consunzioni. 8 annate complete (mancano la terza e la quinta: 1889, 1891). I fascicoli "di serie" sono tutti presenti. I supplementi e le monografie (7a campagna d'Africa, La campagna del 1859, ecc.), con numerazione separata, sono in genere presenti, legati fra i fascicoli (ma potrebbe mancarne qualcuno). La rivista cessò le pubblicazioni nel 1897.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        The Complete Collection of Pictures and Songs ;

      London, George Routledge, 1887; - Large Paper Edition. Hardback. Limited edition . This copy is hand-numbered, no.11 of 800 copies, next to the printed signature of Edmund Evans, the engraver and printer. Folio size. 30.5cm x 39.3cm. The contents are complete in 500 pp with half title, title in red & black, coloured frontis., Coloured plates and numerous other illustrations throughout . All the illustrations are bright and clear. Preface by Austin Dobson. Bound in publishers original tan coloured cloth, spine defective but contents in nice condition. The binding is worn and rubbed, boards dust soiled and bumped to corners, held fairly tenuously by the mull. Backstrip chipped and torn with substantial loss , some slight loss to cloth on inner edge of lower board. Contents holding firm with first couple of gatherings standing a bit proud. Pages generally in very good condition with some light scattered foxing and a few light handling marks. Old bookplate to front paste down. Long closed tear to illustration at page 61. Foredge & bottom edge untrimmed. Top edge gilt. A large and very heavy book - there will be no extra charge for UK shipping but there will be a surcharge for overseas shipping -- please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wheen O' Books]
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        Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1887. Folio, unpaginated, with 19 plates, lacking ?Heads of Peasants? 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

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

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        The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin including an Autobiographical Chapter Edited by his Son Francis Darwin

      John Murray 1887 - Fifth thousand revised. In 3 volumes. Hardcover in green cloth with gilt titles to spines, somewhat faded. Top and bottom of spines bumped with minor splits. Top of title page in Volume I has been cut to remove owner's name. Front end paper in Volume I is split at spine. Otherwise all three volumes are in very good condition. Each volume contains frontispiece portrait of Charles Darwin. No dust jackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Old Abbey Bookshop]
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        MONETE DI PAVIA raccolte ed ordinatamente dichiarate da Pavia, Fusi, 1883. Unito: Idem. TREMISSE DI ROTARI Re dei Longobardi nel Museo Civico di Brescia. Ducato pavese o Fiorino d'oro di Filippo Maria Visconti Conte di Pavia. Postille alle Monete di Pavia.

      Fusi,, Pavia, 1887 - 2 opere in un gr. vol. in-4, pp. (10), 502; 32, bella leg. primo '900 m. pelle con angoli, tass. con tit. oro al d. con nervi, piatti in cart. marmorizz., conservate all'interno le cop. orig., in cofanetto. Con 12 tavv. nella prima parte e 2 tavv. nella seconda. Hoepli 6320 per la prima opera edita in soli 300 esempl.: "Una delle migliori monografie sulle monete d'Italia tirata a piccol numero d'esemplari non posti in commercio". La seconda parte riguarda le monete longobarde. Raro. Rottura al piatto ant. ma ottimo esempl. [368]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        CARTULAIRE DE L'ABBAYE DE SAINT-SERNIN DE TOULOUSE (844-1200), publié pour la première fois par C. Douais.

      1887 - Paris, Picard & Toulouse, Privat, 1887. In-quarto (248 X 297) demi-basane bleu marine, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, titre, une planche dépliante, CCIV-610 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer. Coupes et plats frottés, reteintés. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE au tirage limité à 162 EXEMPLAIRES, celui-ci un des 150 numérotés sur papier ordinaire (n°33), après 12 Hollande. Ouvrage bien complet de la planche dépliante imprimée sur beau papier vergé reproduisant en fac-similé et en deux couleurs le feuillet 144 du cartulaire de saint-Sernin. "Quelques actes de la fin du XIe et du XIIe siècles donnent des indications sur les institutions municipales [de Toulouse], particulièrement sur celles du Bourg" (LIMOUZIN-LAMOTHE, 68). BON EXEMPLAIRE. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Viennese boxed friendship album containing autogr. dedications by Fanny Elßler, Franz Grillparzer, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, etc.

      Vienna, mostly 1854-1887. - Large oblong 8vo. 43 ff. in carmine red velvet cassette with four gilt brass fittings and moirée satin endpapers. All edges gilt; red calf spine. Qu.-gr.-8vo. The 33 entries, some written on the album leaf, others in letters or separate sheets of paper mounted within the album, are by the poets and playwrights Eduard von Bauernfeld, Ignaz Franz Castelli, Franz Grillparzer ("Was man den Kindern thut | Ist doppelt gut; | Weil im Erfolg, den Jeder sieht | Man ihre Ältern miterzieht"), Friedrich Halm (i. e. Baron Münch-Bellinghausen), Paul Maria Lacroma, Heinrich Laube, Betty Paoli, Otto Prechtler and Moritz Gottlieb Saphir; the scholars Helene von Druskowitz, Carl Helm, Ernst Pauer and Johann Emanuel Veith; the composer J. Hoven (i. e. Johann Vesque von Püttlingen: five-bar muscial quotation with the text: "und wäre nicht das Bißchen Liebe, so gäb' es nirgends einen Halt"); the singers Alois Ander and Emil Götze; the actors and actresses Marie Bayer-Bürck, Carl and Elisabeth Fichtner, Amalie Haizinger, Stella Hohenfels, Carl von La Roche, Carl Lucas, Louise Neumann, Carl and Julie Rettich, Mathilde Wildauer, Charlotte Wolter and Zerline Würzburg (wife of Ludwig Gabillon) and the dancer Fanny Elßler (fragment). A signature by Emperor Franz Joseph is mounted into the album. The pretty collection is topped off by a watercolour (signed Franz Steinfeld) and an oil landscape (signed "J. W.", corners broken). - Includes an ALS by Ignaz Franz Castelli (dated Vienna, 25 March 1864). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tenting on The Plains

      New York, Charles L. Webster and Company,, 1887. or General Custer in Kansas and Texas. Octavo. Recent full dark blue morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 28 full-page line illustrations. Fly-title adhering to first page of text at inner margin and slightly chipped, else a fine copy. First Edition. The second of Libbie Custer's three books (the others were Boots and Saddles, 1885, and Following the Guidon, 1890), brilliant pieces of propaganda aimed at glorifying her dead husband's memory.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen, et al.

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1887 - FIRST PRINTING of Hertz's first three papers on electromagnetic waves; the foundation for wireless communication. "Experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electrical waves can be projected through space was begun in 1887, eight years after Maxwell's death. The two main requirements were (a) a method of producing the waves, supposing that they existed, and (b) a method of detecting them once they were produced. Hertz found the first problem easy to solve. He used the oscillatory discharge of a condenser. Detection was much more difficult, because there then existed no means of detecting currents alternating at the high speed of these waves. Hertz in fact used an effect as old as the discovery of electricity itself- the electric spark. By inducing the waves to produce an electrical spark at a distance, with no apparent connection between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, Hertz proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space. The experiments were reported periodically from 1887 onward in Annalen der Physik und Chemie" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 377). PMM 377 (for the collected edition). In the important first paper of his study, Hertz describes the ingenious apparatus he had devised to produce, detect, and measure the electromagnetic waves, the key to all his later discoveries. The three papers together represent the groundwork and birth of wireless communication. "This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar" (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 71). Also includes articles by many other notable scientists including Planck, Clausius, Bunsen, Boltzmann, Rontgen, and Helmholtz. "Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen." with: "Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen." with: "Ueber einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung." In: Annalen der Physik, Neue Folge, Band XXXI. The whole volume offered. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887. Thick octavo, recent period-style three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards. With seven fold-out plates including two illustrating Hertz's work. Closed tear along fold of one plate, otherwise a fine copy, handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Histoire topographique et anecdotique des rues de Bayonne

      - Bayonne, Imp. A. Lamaignère, 1887-1896. 7 volumes in-12, reliure demi-parchemin ivoire, premiers plats des couvertures conservés (erreur du relieur : pièces de tomaison des tomes 1 et 2 interverties). Bel exemplaire, complet de 7 VOLUMES et du plan. * Daranatz, N° 23 : "Dans cet ouvrage, d'ordinaire fort exact, M. Ducéré se montre incontestablement supérieur à tous ceux qui ont écrit sur Bayonne avant lui. Il a déployé là un esprit d'ordre, de clarté et de méthode, une intelligence des m?urs et de la vie d'autrefois qu'on ne dépassera guère" ; Bilbao, III, 58 ; Barbe, 291 ; Raillard, II, 145 ; manque à Soulice. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Golfiana Miscellanea: Being A Collection Of Interesting Monographs On The Royal And Ancient Game Of Golf

      London: Hamilton, Adams & Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison 1887 - A superb and valuable collection of writings on the game of golf. Stewart's aim was to gather together extracts from some of the great works and publish them as an affordable, single volume "within the reach of anyone". So herein we find The Goff: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Three Cantos, by Thomas Matheson (Edinburgh, 1743); Historical Sketch of the Royal Scottish Game of Golf, from Kay's Edinburgh Portraits by James Paterson (Edinburgh, 1842); and  Alexander M'Kellar's The Cock O'The Green, also from Kay's Edinburgh Portraits. This toothsome banquet of golfiana closes with the marvellous study of Allan Robertson, The Champion Golfer, which first saw light in the Dundee Advertiser in September 1859. First Edition. 8vo. xi + [1] + p10-300 + 8pp book catalogue at the rear. Original red cloth boards, generally tired, head and tail of spine worn, spine splashed with some sort of ink, gilt title and vignette (up-turned crossed clubs and balls) to spine. Slight discolouration to the margins of the upper boards. Contents fresh, gutter exposed at p104/105, scattered and inconsequential foxing. A good copy of a scarce and extremely charming volume.

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        Miscellanea di pubblicazioni chimiche.

      vari editori, 1887 - 1913, Cambridge (et alii), - Raccolta, presumibilmente adunata dall'autore stesso ("Private Papers" è la dicitura riportata sui dorsi dei volumi), di diverse centinaia di opuscoli chimici di Siegfried Ruhemann, ognuno dei quali constante di poche pp., pubblicati in varie sedi fra il 1887 e il 1913, ripartiti in 2 voll. in-8° (220x140mm) in legatura in m. pelle rossa e angoli con titolo e decori in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Piccoli restauri alla pelle della legatura, una macchia al taglio superiore di uno dei volumi. All'interno sono conservate le brossure originali di parecchi opuscoli. Bell'esemplare. Eccezionale insieme di pubblicazioni chimiche del Ruhemann, accreditato come inventore della tecnica moderna di rilevamento delle impronte digitali, date alle stampe nel corso di un quarto di secolo. Molti degli opuscolo sono stesi a quattro mani con alcuni celebri chimici del tempo come Harold W. Bansor, Ernest Wragg, H. E. Stapleton, Edwin Roy Watson, Richard William Merriman, John Gillies Priestley, William Johnson Smith Naunton, Stanley Isaac Levy, Eric John Olmyard. I contributi, sia in inglese che in tedesco, sono tratti da prestigiose pubblicazioni come le "Transactions of the Chemical Society" e i "Berichte der deitschen chemischen Gesellschaft". Ruhemann (Johannesburg, Prussia, 1859-Cambridge, 1943), chimico tedesco poi naturalizzato inglese, fu lo scopritore, nel 1910, della ninidrina, che, reagendo con gli amminoacidi contenuti nelle secrezioni eccrine, consente di rilevare le impronte digitali lasciate su superfici porose (carta, tessuto, legno, etc.). La ninidrina, reagendo con ammine, aminoacidi, peptidi e composti simili, forma un prodotto colorato che prende appunto il nome di "porpora di Ruhemann". Cfr. Robert West, Siegfried Ruhemann and the discovery of ninhydrin in Journal of Chemical Education, 1965, 42 (7), pp. 386 e sgg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Superb group photo, titled by the Queen, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) & Princess PATRICIA (of Connaught, 1886-1974)

      1887 - taken on the lawns of Osborne, showing the Queen surrounded by Princesses ALIX & IRENE of Hesse, the Edinburgh Princesses MARIE, VICTORIA MELITA, ALEXANDRA & BEATRICE, and the Duke of CONNAUGHT, Princess BEATRICE of Great Britain & the Connaught's eldest daughter, Princess PATRICIA in the arms of his nurse, with two of the Queen's liveried servants standing behind, the party is enjoying outdoor breakfast under a canopy, 10" x 7½", Osborne, August With a long autograph note in pencil on the verso by Lady Patricia Ramsay, describing the picture, "The Queen at outdoor Breakfast at Osborne House. (The date below photo written by her). The D. of C. on her right - her grandchildren (Qu. Marie of Roumania & her sisters (Grand Duchess Kyril of Russia & Pss Beatrice of Edinburgh (Infanta B. of Spain) . Pss Alexandra of Edinburgh (half hidden) . two more grandchildren (Pss Alice of Hesse, Empress Alexandra of Russia (murdered) wife of Emp. Nicholas II) & Princess Irene of Hesse. Baby in arms not known . might be myself aged 1 year." From the collection of Lady Patricia Ramsay, daughter of the Duke of Connaught.

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        Submarine Boats.

      Spon 1887 - First edition in original blue cloth lettered in gilt with 2 fold in plates and 24 page ads insert dated 1887. Owner's sig dated 1893 with a neat ref no - 35 - on ffep. Boards quite clean and bright with a small surface chip at the bottom of the front spine crease and discolouration along the bottom edge and to the top fore-edge corner of the front board. The discolouration applies to the end papers, the title and the last few pages of the ads insert, but does not affect the rest of the contents. A firm copy with contents in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur les talus.

      L. Vanier 1887 - - L. Vanier, Paris 1887, 15x23cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 51 ex numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur sur Whatman Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'une lithographie de Paul Signac. Deux manques et restaurations en tête et en pied du dos, piqûres sur les plats, quelques rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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, con la colaboración de Andrés Borrego y Antonio Pirala (y José Coroleu y hasta la Mayor Edad de Don Alfonso XIII por Gabriel Maura y Gamazo.) (y la Historia del Reinado de Don Alfonso XIII por Melchor Fernández Almagro.) 28 vols.

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1887 - 15x22.5. 28 vols. de unas 400pp. cada uno. 114 Láminas y mapas en color, algunos desplegables. Numerosas ilustraciones entre texto. Distribución de las láminas: Tomo1 (7 láminas), 2(5), 3(5), 4(6), 5(6), 6(5), 7(8), 8(6), 9(4), 10(4), 11(4), 12(6), 13(3), 14(3), 15(3), 16(3), 17(3), 18(4), 19(0), 20(0), 21(6), 22(2), 23(4), 24(2), 25(2), 26(8), 27(5), 28(0). Holandesa piel editorial. Ambos planos estampados en color, el anterior con el escudo de España en dorado. Cortes dorados. Alguna huella de óxido, pero en conjunto muy buenos ejemplares en su hermosa encuadernación original, con todas sus láminas. A partir del T. 26, la láminas están en negro y la encuadernación en tela estampada. La obra original, en 25 tomos, se publica entre 1887 y 1890. Los 3 últimos tomos, de 1926 a 1933. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Red Spider,

      D. Appleton and Company, NY 1887 - First US edition. 12mo. Original binding of cloth spine, gilt title, marbled paper boards. The edges are worn and the boards rubbed else this is a very good copy of a scarce work. The first English edition was published in London in the same year. See Wolff, 280. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1887. EARLY EDITION. (Fifty-seventh thousand). 8vo. Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. A Very good clean copy in recent binding of full red morocco, raised bands, compartments decorated with gilt stamped playing cards and Mad Hatter designs, & lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original decorative red cloth boards bound in at rear.

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        The Riley Elevated Railway System

      Boston: W. S. Best & Co., printer for The Riley Railway Construction Company, 1887. First Edition. Thick card bound with two brass clasps. Very Good. A rare piece of illustrated Bostoniana and railroad ephemera. Including several items, for this was a working set of documents at one time. The primary document, carrying the title given above, is a prospectus for a proposed subway system to run through Boston. Also included are a 19 page transcript of an 1891 meeting considering this proposed system, and two other prior reports. The prospectus is oblong, 11 by 14 inches, 28 by 36 cm. Unpaginated. Seven leaves of text, 32 plates. A promotional brochure for a proposed elevated railway system to run through Boston. The Riley system was a single post system; in other words, the tracks would be held aloft by a single post, much like a monorail. The brochure boasts how this system is economical, allows for greater light, and lends itself to being dressed up ornamentally. For Boston, the system offered the advantage of being well-suited to the narrower streets. Also, as a system run on electricity, it would offer advantages of cleanliness and quiet. At the time of this proposal, Boston had only horse-drawn streetcar lines. This company lost out on its bid for the electrical system to Thomson-Houston, and little was heard of the company afterward, meaning it soon went out of business. Still, the prospectus offers a great glimpse at a piece of transportation history.Of the 32 plates, six picture the system running through city streets, the seaside or a mountainous location.The remainder of the plates show the cars, including are more technical drawings of the system itself, including a cross-section of the railway cars themselves. A few closed tears of the leaves. The wraps have soiling, with scuff marks and a small hole on the spine.

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        La Tentation de Saint Antoine: Feerie a grande spectacle. en 2 actes et 40 tableaux. Par Henri Riviere. Representee pour la premiere fois sur le theatre du Chat Noir le 28 decembre 1887. Musique nouvelle et arrangee de MM. Albert Tinchant et Georges Fragerolle

      Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oblong small 4to, original color printed cloth-covered boards, original pale-blue endpapers, all edges stained red; pp. 87, [1], with lithographic music staves (in b/w) and illustrations (in full color) throughout. Boards uniformly foxed and stained, though still attractive, and internally bright and pristine. In 1887, Henri Riviere revolutionized George Auriol and Henry Somm's puppet theater, which had originated on the Chat Noir's third-floor "Salle des Fetes" in 1855. His new and revolutionary "shadow theatre" involved the use of silhouettes combined with the latest photomechanical relief-printing processes. With a 1.12- x 1.4-meter screen and an immrense backstage attached to the outside of the building, layers upon layers of visual material created perspective and, with the addition of glass painted panels, lighting, music, and voice, combined for an effect that was innovative and "Modern" in the most contemporary sense of the word. The haut-monde trouped to see it. LA TENTATION DE SAINT ANTOINE was the Chat Noir's first major shadow theatre production, premiering on the 28th of December, 1887, and over time became one of its three most-popular billings. "Protocinematic" (per later analysts), the Chat Noir productions were viewed by thousands upon thousands of people, from all walks of like (over the years, everyone came: Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro, Monet, Casset, and the rest). This commemorative album is, well: Stunning. All we can say.

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        Enzo Manfredini. Disegno ad inchiostro di china e pastello azzurro su cartoncino tipo "Bristol" cm. 24,5x31,5 firmato in basso a destra. Titolo Son Role e didascalia.

      - Disegno ad inchiostro di china e pastello azzurro su cartoncino tipo Bristol cm. 24,5x31,5 firmato in basso a destra. Titolo Son Role e didascalia. Enzo Manfredini nacque a Modena il 30 giugno 1887 e perseguì gli studi classici; alla vigilia della laurea a Torino abbandonò l'idea della professione e si stabilì dietro consiglio di Marinetti a Parigi. Nel 1913 la capitale francese aveva un Atelier Manfredini aperto a "publicitè, dessins, affiches, illustrations". Impossibile elencare i quotidiani e i periodici francesi che presentarono suoi disegni; difficile oggi trovare le due raccolte che egli pubblicò fra il 1917 e il 1918, l'una edita da Andrea Salmon, l'altra da Andrea Vauxcelles. Quanto invece possiamo testimoniare è la grande rilevanza che la cultura e la critica francese, inglese e spagnola diedero alla sua attività caricaturale e la considerazione che per lui ebbero quale innovatore di stile. Luciana Frigieri Leonelli. Arte Modenese fra Otto e Novecento. Modena, Artioli Editori, 1987, p. 191. Axs

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      Acton: H. Mathews -1901 1887 - 16 hand-coloured lithographs (172x212mm approx), comprising 6 sheets of characters, 7 scenes and 3 wings, wanting a drop sheet. Some slight soiling of the first sheet and a little fraying of the edges here and there, but generally a most acceptable near-complete set; together with an 8 page playscript (carrying a dated advert for 1901) unopened in original self-wrappers, the whole preserved in a modern custom-made envelope chemise. Please note that the advised postage is based on an average book, if necessary the postage will be reduced to the correct amount and you will be notified by email. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschäftsberichte der Direktion und des Verwaltungsrathes der Gotthardbahn. 1871 - 1886. Bd. 1: Erster (1873) bis elfter Geschäftsbericht (1883). Bd. 2: Elfter (zweimal eingebunden,1883) bis fünfzehnten Geschäftsbericht (1887).

      Zürich, Zürcher u. Furrer, 1873 - 1887 - 4°, Bd.1: je: ca. 50 - 80 S, 2 Falttaf. (Stand der Arbeiten auf der Nord.- u. Südseite), ca. 5 Bl. Jahresrechnung.; Ein Uebersichtskarte; Bd. 2: je ca. 50 S., 36 S. (Statistische Tabellen), ca. 16 Bl. Jahrresrechnung; eine graphische Darstellung der Statistik, HLdr., Berieben, kleine Fehlstellen am Rückenkopf, Karten teilweise eingerissen. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Die immer länger werden Faltkarten zeigen jeweils die Längs- und Querschnitte der verschiedenen Bauabschnitte des Tunnels (insgesamt aber den ganzen Tunnel) im M 1: 2000 sowohl vom nördlichen wie auch dem südlichen Portal her . Entsprechend umfangreicher werden auch die Geschäftsberichte.Der unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen unter Federführung des Bankiers und Präsident der zürcherischen NOB (Nordostbahn) begonnene 15 km lange Eisenbahntunnel war damals der längste der Welt. 177 Arbeiter starben während der zehnjährigen Bauzeit (1872-1882), vier Arbeiter wurden während des Streiks vom 27. Juli 1875 in Göschenen von Soldaten erschossen. Grund der Arbeitsniederlegung war ihre Forderung von einem Franken mehr Lohn pro Tag.Eine umfangreiche Dokumentation über den frühen Tunnelbau. Sehr selten!! 4000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin. A Romance of Love and Passion. Illustrated with Seventeen Etching by Champollion from Designs by Toudouze.

      London: Vizetelly & Co., 1887 - Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth, titles and illustrated designs to spine and upper board in gilt and brown, blind rules and publisher's insignia stamped to rear board, green endpapers. Spine rolled, extremities rubbed, hinges a little weak, front free endpaper starting loose. A very good copy, attractive withal. 2 pages of advertisements at the front. Illustrated plates, illustrated title page and coloured vignettes in the text. First English edition. First published in Paris in 1835, Gautier's most famous novel, a romance based on the life of a French swords-woman who disguised herself as a man, is the most striking example of literary interest in indeterminate gender and sexuality of that era.

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        A History Of The Birds Of New Zealand

      London: Published (For The Subscribers) By The Author, [1887]-1888. Second Edition, Substantially Revised and Enlarged. A classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds, the plates ranking amongst Keulemans’ finest. “The text gives a complete synomy for each species, describes both sexes and every condition of plumage, and tells the life-history of each bird from personal observations made by the author during a period of twenty years.” (Anker) 1,000 copies were printed by subscription, of which only about 250 were available for Europe and America. A two-volume supplement, not present here, was published in 1905. Anker 85. Bagnall 757. Fine Bird Books p. 64. Hocken pp. 386-87. Jackson p. 91. Nissen IVB 163. Casey Wood p. 269. Zimmer p. 115. 2 Volumes. imperial 4to. pp. lxxxiv, 250, [6]; xv, 359. 50 lithographed plates (incl. 48 chromolithographs) after drawings by J.G.Keulemans. numerous wood engravings in the text. original gilt-stamped quarter roan over gilt-stamped cloth sides, all edges gilt, rebacked with spines mounted (light foxing to first few leaves in each vol.)

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        A Christmas Carol ( In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas )

      Samuel E. Cassino, Boston 1887 - Shelf 1051 The classic Christmas story; illustrated by Gaugengigl and Chominski; gilt to top edge of paper; some limited areas of light soiling and few marks on the covers and spine; gilt stamped; 121 pages; tipped-in frontispiece protrait of Dickens with tissue guard; original two tone with holly and ivy in relief to front cover; 23 large black and white plates on heavy paper with no text on back side; embossed faux vellum spine; text clean; a rare item; No previous owner name, no marks, no underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder, not a book club copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        África inexplorada. El continente misterioso. (Las fuentes del Nilo. - Lo grandes lagos del África ecuatorial. - Del río Livingstone al océano Atlántico).

      Barcelona, Espasa y C.ª Editores / Manuel Salvat Editor, (h. 1887). - -23 x 31,5 cm.- , 751 págs. Ilustrado con 20 láminas, cinco mapas en color y profusión de grabados en el texto de gran interés testimonial. (Con sellos de anterior poseedor.) Encuadernación editorial firmada por Domenech, con lomo de piel y estampaciones en oro. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Land

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York, , [1887]. After lithographs by Louis Haghe. From Original Drawings … With Historical Descriptions by the Rev. George Croly, LL.D. Quarto, in three parts, with divisional titles. Publisher's blue-green cloth, pictorial front cover in gilt and dark red, spine lettered gilt and with floral decoration in dark red, rear cover with floral design blocked in blind, black endpapers, gilt edges. With 120 plates from drawings by David Roberts. Cloth cover slightly soiled with bumping to edges and some rubbing to ends of spine and corners, repair to front inner hinge, minor occasional foxing otherwise in very good condition. A handsome late Victorian reprint of Roberts's Holy Land, in three parts: division I, Jerusalem and Galilee; division II, the Jordan and Bethlehem; division III, Idumea and Petra. The plates are reproduced from the new edition of 1855, printed with one tint.

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        Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans.

      Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1887. - EA. Mit Frontispiez und weiteren 49 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb.; (Fifty Full-Page Autotype Illustrations from Negatives of Portraits ffrom Life and Groups and Landscapes from Nature). Weiterhin ist vorhanden eine mehrf. gefaltete Farbkarte von New Guinea, von der unklar ist, ob sie im Original dazugehört,da 1. weder im Buch noch auf der Karte irgendwelche Hinweise diesbezüglich zu finden sind und 2. weder ein im Handel befindliches noch eines der mir zugänglichen bei Auktionen verkauften noch das einzige in einer deutschen Bibliothek vorhandene Exemplar eine Karte enthalten/enthielten. HLn.-Band marmorierten Deckeln und Rücken-Goldprägung. XVIII, 194 S. 4°. Einband gering berieben und teils etwas verblasst; Innen sehr gut, ohne Flecken, vollständig und fest in der Bindung. Kein Bibliotheks-Exemplar. Dieser äußerst seltene Fotoband des bekannten Fotografen gehört zu dem Besten, was es an früher ethnologischer Fotografie von den australischen Aborigines gibt. Lindt's Fotografien sowie dieser Band galten lange Zeit als wegweisend auf diesem Gebiet ('The first seven images in Lindt's book helped create what was to become a pattern in photographic illustration.'---in: M. Quanchi, Photographing Papua. Representation, Colonial Encounters and Imaging in the Public Domain, Newcastle 2007). Zu jeder Fototafel gehört eine vorliegende, unpaginierte Seite mit Erläuterungen.

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        Gynberg Ballads

      San Francisco, CA: Schmidt Lithograph, 1887. 24 pages in pamphlet format. All pages are present although the rear wrapper is missing. 8.4 x 5.4 inches. Light pink front paper wrapper, with elaborate lettering and design in dark blue. Almost no soiling to the wrapper. Delightfully droll vignette illustrations in color throughout. Off-setting from some of the illustrations. Very minor foxing to the preliminaries. Regarding persons parodied or referenced in the publication, approximately seven people are identified by name in light pencil. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Good Plus copy. Extremely rare pamphlet of humorous verse parodying the reign of Kalakaua. Available auction records indicate that only one copy has ever come up at auction in the last 30 years. Printed in San Francisco and shipped to the Islands, the arrival of the pamphlets and their subsequent seizure led to a legal struggle between Atkinson and the Collector of Customs, A. S. Cleghorn. "The subjects include the opium license scandal, the 'Historical Procession' that had been a feature of Kalakaua's Jubilee celebration of 1886, and the voyage of the Kaimiloa to Somoa.". First Edition. Pamphlet. Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      [Zürich, 1887]. - 10½ SS. auf 11 num. Bll. Gr.-4to. "Dem Andenken Gottfr. Sempers gilt unsere heutige Feier. Vor wenigen Tagen, am 15t. Mai waren es 8 Jahre daß unser Meister Semper in der Stadt aus dem Leben schied, die man die Ewige nennt. In Rom neben der Pyramide des Cestius wurden des Meisters irdische Reste beigesetzt. Nach einem reichen aber auch mühsam durchkämpften Leben hat Semper an dem Ort seine Tage beschlossen, wo er einst in jugendlicher Begeisterung an den erhabenen Denkmalen u. Werken der Kunst die Richtschnur für sein eigenes Schaffen gefunden [.]". - Georg Lasius studierte u. a. am Zürcher Polytechnikum unter Gottfried Semper, lehrte dort seit 1862 und erhielt 1867 eine Professur. Zu seinen praktischen Arbeiten zählen das Chemie- und das Physikgebäude des Eidgenössischen Polytechnikums (1886 bzw. 1889, zusammen mit Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli) oder das Atelierhaus von Arnold Böcklin in Zürich (1885). - Etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Läsuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA TERRE.

      - Paris, Charpentier & Cie, 1887. In-12, broché, 519 pages. Edition originale. Un des 275 exemplaires numérotés (n° 79) sur Hollande, seul grand papier. Très bel exemplaire à grandes marges, non coupé, rare en condition brochée d’origine. EDITION ORIGINALE SUR GRAND PAPIER [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Two Finely Executed Pencil Drawings of Colombo, Ceylon].

      1887 - 1887. Recently matted, the drawings are in fine condition. The two drawings are: Breakwater - Colombo - Ceylon ca. 10,5x19 cm (4 x 7 ½ in); Harbour - Colombo - Ceylon ca. 11x19 cm (4 x 7 ½ in). "Although the British captured Colombo in 1796, it remained a British military outpost until the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to them in 1815 and they made Colombo the capital of their newly created crown colony of British Ceylon. Unlike the Portuguese and Dutch before them, whose primary use of Colombo was as a military fort, the British began constructing houses and other civilian structures around the fort, giving rise to the current City of Colombo" (Wikipedia). Two views of Colombo, Ceylon, are from an album of "Sketches made on a trip Round the World." By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910. List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish.

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        The Art of Angling. How and Where to Catch Fish

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, n.d. [1887] - Attractive copy of the large paper issue of the standard how-to book of the late 1880s, with distinguished provenance First edition, large paper copy, number 29 of 50 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with vignettes. 96 pp. Bound in three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, wrappers bound in, t.e.g. Bookplates of Lindley Eberstadt and Henry Siegel. Bruns H209 "rare"; Wetzel, p. 159 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Golfing: A handbook to thr Royal and Ancient Game with list of clubs, rules, etc. Also golfing sketches and poems

      W.& R. Chambers, Edinburgh 1887 - Original decorated cloth gilt, slightly soiled.Some foxing internally Floral endpapers. Cold. frontis. portrait of Tom Morris. 18 blank pages and 4 of adverts at end. Sound and attractive copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

      Hansom Cab Publishing Company, London 1887 - 2nd Impression November 1987. One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand. Book remains very tight and clean. Wrapper is worn with closed tears and some small missing sections [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fish Wharf, Morro Bay

      - Approximately 10-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches image area. Etching and drypoint. Signed in pencil lower right. No. 15 of 50 impressions. Cornelis Botke was born in Leewarden, Holland in 1887. He studied at the School of Applied Design in Haarlem before emigrating the United States in 1906, settling in Chicago. There he studied at the Chicago Art Institute. With fellow artist and new wife Jessie Arms now by his side, the duo began a life long joint career, at times collaborating on mural projects.In 1919 Cornelis Botke and Jesse moved to Carmel, California, where Cornelis taught at Carmel Arts and Crafts. In 1920, they toured Europe. Returning home and finally settled in Santa Paula in Southern California in 1927, where they had a studio big enough to share. They were often commissioned together for very large works, usually murals.Cornelis Botke was predominantly a landscape painter in his singular work, and his pieces were displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Surviving murals of Botke's also exist in the Kellogg factory in Battle Creek, Michigan and the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of ChicagoThe Botkes were members of the California Art Club, the California Society of etchers, and the Foundation of Western Art. Cornelis exhibited his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Art Institute in Chicago. Signed in pencil lower right. No. 15 of 50 impressions [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Incwadi Yami., or Twenty Years' Personal Experience in South Africa

      New York: Rogers & Sherwood,, 1887. Octavo. Original dark green decorative cloth, title and diamond device to the spine, and title and block of a Zulu chieftain to the upper board, both in gilt and black, pale green floral printed endpapers. Frontispiece and 30 plates, numerous illustrations to the text. Minor shelf-wear, fore-edge, endpapers and prelims. a little foxed, but overall a very good copy indeed. First US edition, perhaps with precedence over the UK edition of the same year. Matthews left Britain in 1864 as surgeon on the Tugela, an emigrant ship. On arrival he managed to obtain the post of District Surgeon of Victoria County, Natal. In 1871 he proceeded to the diamond fields, having already sent up an advance party under the geologist G.J. Lee, later Chairman of the Kimberley Mining Board, to work the mines. "The author was for many years closely identified with every social and political movement on the Fields, and his description of the diamond fields, and his references to the "Illicit Diamond Trade," are particularly interesting. There are particulars of "The Kimberley Company and Share Mania of 1881," "The Early History of the Diamond Fields," "An Account of the Black Flag Riot," together with sketches of the author's adventures in Basutoland, Swaziland, and the Transvaal, where he eventually settled" (Mendelssohn).

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