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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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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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        Psychology

      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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Le livre des rois. Contenant la liste chronologique des rois, reines, princes, princesses et personnages importants de l'Égypte depuis Ménès jusqu'à Nectanebo II

      Privately printed, Cairo 1887 - Very rare first edition of 1887, original wrappers, perfect condition with no markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        L'ART dans la MAISON

      Edouard ROUVEYRE, PARIS 1887 - Grammaire de l' ameublement illustrée de 260 gravures sur la construction ,l' aménagement, le mobilier de la maison bourgeoise. 2 volumes reliés demi basane tabac à coins,tétes dorées,couvertures conservées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LeCapricorne]
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        MIND IN NATURE, A POPULAR JOURNAL OF PSYCHICAL MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

      Chicago, Cosmic Publishing Company, 1885- 1887 - 2 volumes containing 24 issues ( all published?)vol. 1, no. 1 through vol. 2 No. 12. 4to., 192pp., & 192pp., green cloth gilt title on spines and front covers, original blue wrapper bound in, indexes in both volumes. From the Prospectus "One of it's chief aims is to gather information on the subject of " Telepathy" and to collate notable cases of mind cure and faith or prayer cure, which latter are to be presented "in a reverant as well as scientific spirit".It will give a full resume of all the investigations and reports of The Society for Psychical Research" ( The Society for Psychical Research was formed in the beginning of 1882, for the purpose of making an organized and systematic attempt to investigate that large group of debatable phenomena designated by such terms as ‘mesmeric,’ ‘psychical,’ and ‘spiritualist.’ From the recorded testimony of many competent witnesses, past and present, including observations recently made by scientific men of eminence in various countries, there appears to be, amidst much illusion and deception, an important body of remarkable phenomena, which are prima facie inexplicable on any generally recognized hypothesis, and which, is incontestably established, would be of the highest possible value. The task of examining such residual phenomena has often been undertaken by individual effort, but never hitherto by a scientific society organized on a sufficiently broad basis. “1. An examination of the nature and extent of any influence which may be exerted by one mind upon another, apart from any generally recognized mode of perception. “2. The study of hypnotism, and the forms of so-called mesmeric trance (with its alleged insensibility to pain), clairvoyance, and other allied phenomena. “3. A critical revision of Reichenbach’s researches with certain organizations called ‘sensitive.) Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Portrait of Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, Duchess of Argyll.

      Ottawa, 1887. Original photograph, cabinet card, albumen print, 16,5 x 10,5 cm. - Topley, 104 Sparks St., Ottawa. - With on the back: Presented to Chief Inspector Denning by her Royal Highnes, 1887. With the signature of Princess Louise. (Inspector Denning. Eleazer Denning was chief inspector of the House of Commons Police from 1867 to 1887, born 1828 - died March, 18, 1911). The Princess Louise, (born Louise Caroline Alberta, also known as Marchioness of Lorne and Duchess of Argyll by marriage; 18 March 1848 - 3 December 1939), was a member of the British Royal Family, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, Prince Consort. Her early life was spent moving among the various royal residences in the company of her family. When her father, the Prince Consort, died on 14 December 1861, the court went into a period of intense mourning, to which Louise was unsympathetic. Louise was an able sculptor and artist, and several of her sculptures remain today. She was also a supporter of the feminist movement, corresponded with Josephine Butler and visited Elizabeth Garrett. She held that "the subject of Domestic Economy lies at the root of the - highest life of every true woman." As an unmarried daughter of Victoria, Louise served as an unofficial secretary to her mother between 1866 and 1871. The question of Louise's marriage was discussed in the late 1860s. Suitors from the royal houses of Prussia and Denmark were suggested, but Victoria wanted new blood in the family, and therefore suggested a high - ranking member of the aristocracy. Despite opposition from members of the royal family, Louise fell in love with John, Marquess of Lorne, the heir to the Duke of Argyll, and Victoria consented to the marriage, which took place on 21 March 1871. Despite a happy beginning, the two drifted apart, possibly because of their childlessness and the Queen's constraints on their activities. In 1878, Lorne was appointed Governor General of Canada. Louise became viceregal consort, but her stay was unhappy as a result of homesickness and dislike of Ottawa. Following Victoria's death on 22 January 1901, she entered the social circle established by her brother, the new King, Edward VII. Louise's marriage survived thanks to long periods of separation, but the couple reconciled in 1911, and she was devastated by her husband's death in 1914. After the end of the First World War in 1918, at the age of 70, she began to retire from public life, undertaking few public duties outside of Kensington Palace, where she died at the age of 91. KEYWORDS:united kingdom / canada / ottawa

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        Eau-Forte. Point seche et Vernis mou par Auguste Delatre. Preface de Castagnary, Lettre de Felicien Rops. Gravures inedites Par F.Rops, H.Somm, A.Point et Delatre.

      A. Lanier., Paris. 1887 - Original printed wrappers worn and torn with area of loss from upper cover. Uncut. With a presentation inscription from Delatre to Paul Alexis dated February 1887. Six original hors-texte etchings; 3 by Delatre, one each by Somm, Point and Rops. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Life, Travels, Labors and Helpers of Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Famous Negro Evangelist [cover title]: Amanda Smith; or, The Life and Mission of a Slave Girl

      Cincinnati: Printed by Cranston & Stowe for the Author. 1887. First. First edition. Introduction by Rev. J. Krehbiel. 63, [1]pp., frontispiece portrait. Original printed pale blue wrappers. Light soiling, near fine. Marshall Taylor, Sr. was a free-born clergyman who compiled one of the earliest collections of hymns and melodies by an African-American, including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Go Down, Moses," and "Roll, Jordan, Roll." His son was the bicycle champion and author Marshall "Major" Taylor. This title is not to be confused with Amanda Smith's later and relatively common autobiography. Rare. OCLC locates a single copy, at Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and none in the U.S. .

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        Abhandlungen Zur Methode Der Kleinsten Quadrate - 1st Edition

      Berlin: Dr. A. Börsch & Dr. P. Simon. Near Fine. 1887. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A very handsome true First Edition copy in Near Fine condition, title page little loose, small bumps to the marbled boards and spine ends, otherwise in Fine condition, nice contemporary bookplate and later name inscription on front board. Overall this scarce copy presents a most outstanding collectible of this fundamental work in science; The fundamental work of Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) , ranked with Archimedes and Newton as the greatest of Mathematicians, in defining the method of least squares, the procedure used to this day to minimize the impact of measurement error. The first compository of Gauss' individual documentation (originally published in 1809) into a separate, comprehensive volume on the subject in the original German language, translated from Latin .

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        The Bermuda Pocket Almanack Guide and Directory - for the year of Our Lord 1887.

      Royal Gazette Office, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1887 - 280pp + iv + map + loose insert advertisment. Very fine in fine original blue card covers. Rare.

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        Athletics and Football

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1887 - Lg. 8vo. xxvi, 446 pp. Gilt decorated 3/4 blue morocco over gilt stamped orange cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Expertly rebacked retaining original boards. Light rubbing to edges. Corners lightly bumped. Gilt top edge. Pages untrimmed. Light foxing to bottom edge. Silk ribbon marker. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. One of 250 numbered copy of the special Large Paper edition. Frontis. Book plate of previous owner to front endpaper. Illustrated with many b&w annotated in-text plates and charts by Stanley Berkeley and "instantaneous photigraphs by G. Mitchell." A very tight copy in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        OEUVRES DE F. MISTRAL.

      1887-89, Paris 1887 - 3 vols. 16 x 10 cms. Calendal. 535 págs. =Les iles d or 541 págs. = Mireille (Retrato) + 515 págs. Preciosa encuadernación de la época de (Reliure Franz) en holandesa puntas con nervios, florones y hierros en lomo y tapas, cortes en cabeza dorados. Perfecto estado de conservación. Frances. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Laurac-bat - Biblioteca del bascófilo. Ensayo de un catálogo general sistemático y crítico de las obras referentes a las provincias de Vizcaya, Guipúzcoa, Álava y Navarra

      Madrid, Manuel Tello, 1887 - 4º mayor, 488 p, holandesa piel posterior algo rozada, nervios, hilos dorados en lomo. Una hoja presenta importantes restauraciones por haber sufrido rasgaduras, afectando al texto pero permitiendo la lectura; pequeñas rasgaduras en otras hojas, restauradas pero sin molestar a la lectura. Sorrarain 1385: ". es una obra de gran importancia." País Vasco Bibliografía

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        ALBUM DE VERS & DE PROSE.

      - Bruxelles, Librairie nouvelle / Paris, Librairie universelle Apparaissent, 1887. Forme le 10e numéro de la 1re série des "Poètes et prosateurs, anthologie contemporaine des écrivains français et belges". Plaquette petit in-8, 19 x 12 cm, agrafée, couverture typographique imprimée en rouge et noir, 16 pp. Edition en partie originale. ici pour la première fois les textes en prose : "Plainte d'automne", "Frisson d'hiver", "La gloire" et "Le Nénuphar blanc". Les poèmes : "Les fenêtres", "Les fleurs", "Brise marine", "Soupir", "Sainte" et "Quatre sonnets") avaient été édités quelques mois auparavant dans le recueil "Les Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé" tiré à 47 exemplaires seulement. (Talvart et Place XII, p. 121). Etat : couverture salie, détachée, avec manques minimes au premier plat, manque angulaire de 2,5 x 3 cm au second, intérieur correct avec un petit manque marginal au dernier feuillet. Mériterait une restauration. En l’état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        She: A History of Adventure.

      Longmans, Green and Co.,, London: 1887 - First U.K. edition. Blue cloth titled and stamped in gilt. Some very mild toning to page edges, hinges expertly restored, spine with slight lean, overall near fine and bright in custom mylar cover. Includes all first issue spelling mistakes called for in Scott. Scott: A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, p.37. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALLAN QUATERMAIN: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS FURTHER ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES IN COMPANY WITH SIR HENRY CURTIS, BART., COMMANDER JOHN GOOD, R.N. AND ONE UMSLOPOGAAS .

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887 - Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-9] 10-310; [311-312: ads] [note: signatures signed (18) 2-228]. illustrations by C. H. M. Kerr, original brown wrappers, printed in black. First U.S. (or first authorized U.S.) edition. Probable later printing. The twenty full-page illustrations with blank versos (not included in the publisher's pagination) are integral to signed gatherings (not inserts) and ads on inside front wrapper list "Latest Issues" in the "Harper's Handy Series" from number 107 through number 142 (Locke by Thomas Fowler). Scott calls for two leaves of ads following page 310, probably in error as all copies we have examined have a single leaf of ads following page 310. Issued as "Harper's Handy Series" No. 139 with front wrapper dated 1 July 1887. Publication date for both U.S. and British editions was 1 July 1887. There were pirated American editions which also appear to have been published in July 1887. These include Rand, McNally & Co.'s "Globe Library," No. 26, with front wrapper dated 1 February 1887, which was listed in Publishers' Weekly 9 July 1887 (this issue also listed Harper's authorized American edition). Several other unauthorized American editions, including Norman L. Munro "Munro's Library" edition dated 31 May 1887 and George Munro's "Seaside Library" edition dated 29 June 1887 were listed in PW a week later, 16 July 1887. Scott 7A. Extremities of wrappers lightly chipped at head and tail of spine panel and several corners, but a beautiful copy of this fragile book. The Richard Manney copy with his bookplate laid in. (#31339) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Allan Quatermain; being an account of his further adventures and discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N. and one Umslopogaas

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887 - Frontispiece, plates and illustrations by C.M.H. Kerr Boards a little marked, spine sunned and nicked at head and foot, otherwise a very nice copy Scott 7; McKay 7 Original blue bevelled cloth lettered in gilt and with gilt axe on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        She a History of Adventure

      Longmans, Green & Co 1887, London - 317 pp, split cloth on spine with repair loose binding internally [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allan Quatermain; being an account of his further adventures and discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N. and one Umslopogaas

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887 - Portrait-frontispiece, plates and illustrations by C.M.H. Kerr, mounted One of 112 numbered copies Binding somewhat rubbed and marked, joints and hinges cracked or splitting, some spotting, especially at beginning and end, but a very good copy Scott 7a; McKay 7a; Sadleir 1079 Original brown quarter morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coeligena typica [Coeligene]

      by the Author, [London 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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        SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. First. Full Leather. Near Fine. 177 pp. B/w ills. Warm brown calf cover elaborately stamped in gilt with decorative rules around a filigree-type frame around an ornate title block, with similar decoration repeated on spine and back cover. Leather is slightly scuffed at edges, but no real loss of integrity. Date in Roman numerals also stamped on front cover, and the title block includes artist's name. AEG. Eps are warm brown, a close match to cover color, patterened with gilt flecks. On the front paste-down is the printed bookplate of noted Swedish artist Gustaf Tenggren (1896-1970). On the ffep, as on back cover of book, is a framed monogram of the initials of Dr. Goldsmith and Edwin Abbey. T.p. is printed with accents in red, also includes "Decorations by Alfred Parsons, Introduction by Austin Dobson." Copyright page states 1886. Fragile original ribbon marker is also present. Contains 10 photoengraved plates protected by captioned tissues. Many other b/w ills. included in text, some full-page. The decorations and embellishments in this exquisite volume are absolutely beautiful. (For other books in our collection with this plate, see #s 008428 and 008429).

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