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        Souvenirs de quarante ans.

      Nouvelle revue 1887 - - Nouvelle revue, Paris _1887, 15,5x24,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi percaline terre de Sienne, dos lisses ornés d'un fleuron doré, doubles filets doré en queues, pièces de titre de chagrin noisette comportant des traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, reliures de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur " à mon respectable ami Mr l'abbé Sabatier". Une étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Westinghouse Eisenbahn-Bremsen-Gesellschaft (The Westinghouse Brake Company, Limited).

      (Hannover), 1887. lex.-8vo. (2), X, (2), 52, (2) S. m. 17. Bll. Zeichnungen, davon 5 Ausklapptaf. Schwarz-gold gepr. Leineneinband. Schmuckpapiervorsätze.. Einbd rücks. wellig u.m. Wasserflecken, e. kl. Fleck auch am Rand d. Vorderdeckels. Obere Ecken d. Einbandes minimal abgerieben. Papier geringf. nachgedunkelt. Wenige Seiten etw. fingerflecken. Insgesamt aber gutes Exemplar d. seltenen Titels.. ZDB-ID: 2178349-4. - Von großer Seltenheit! Aus dem Jahr 1887 sind im deutschen Sprachraum nur 2 Schriften d. Firma nachzuweisen, jedoch jew. m. abweichender Seitenzahl (Dt. Technikmuseum Berlin, 22 S.; ETH Zürich, 58 S.). Der Nachweis in d. ZDB bezieht sich auf d. Ausg. d. Jahres 1892 ("Erscheinungsverlauf: 1892 nachgewiesen"). - Die durchgehende Druckluftbremse nach System Westinghouse wurde in Baden, Württemberg, Bayern u. bei d. Reichseisenbahn Elsaß-Lothringen für Reisezüge 1886 eingeführt. Ein für Güterzüge taugliches System stand erst ab 1916 zur Verfügung. Vorl. Schrift spiegelt also den Urzustand der bis heute verwendeten Eisenbahnbremse wider.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Eisenbahn und Verkehrswe]
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        Union Pacific Sketch Book:

      Passenger Dept., Union Pacific Railway Gibson, Miller & Richardson, Omaha 1887 - Rare 1887 Union Pacific Sketch Book. a brief description of prominent places of interest along the line of the Union Pacific Railway and connections. With numerous illustrations. Only three libraries have this edition on Worldcat. No examples available on the web as of 7-15-2012.Big 4to, 80 p. route maps, wood engraved illus. Color pictorial wrappers. Slightly browned and water stained.

      [Bookseller: Murray Hudson]
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        A Travers Paris

      Paris: Librairie Plon. Paris: Librairie Plon. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good Plus. N.d., 1887. Oblong, 23 by 27 cm. 48 pp. A tour of the streets of Paris and the various contretemps encountered, most involving in some way horses, whether working or sporting horses. Thus we encounter the collision of horses with modern technology, from bicycles to electrified trams. The humor is somewhat dry and ironic. While one here can enjoy a glimpse of the pre-automobile city, there is enough that is recognization in the various accidents, activities, pretensions, and confusion that one might nod in recognition of many of Crafty's remarks. Binding is near mint in terms of the brightness of the cloth and imagery. Light foxing in early leaves, then only occasionally. Most leaves are clean. Tiny pinprick hole on FFEP where there is the remnants of a seller's small price tag.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        War and Peace

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1887. London: Vizetelly & Co, 1887. First English language edition. First English translation, preceding the American translation by Clara Bell published by Gottsberger. This copy mixed, with books one and two first printings and the third book a second printing (stated "Second Edition" on title page). Bound in the original publisher's green cloth stamped in blue and red. The first book recased, book two with the hinges repaired and the third book untouched. All three volumes in uniform condition and with the bookplate of Alethea Rianette Anne Blackett (née? Scott) and an ornithological bookplate initialled SC on front endpapers of each vol. Spines darkened and the titling a bit obscure, but complete and in relatively good order for such a rare thing. Conservatively estimated 10-20 times as rare as the American edition, only this copy found in the auction record, no matter how far back you look. And, our way to apologize for the condition and the mixed issue is to price this the same as the American edition and let someone have the true first for no premium.& & The author';s epic novel of the Napoleonic Wars, given a human face through the poignant impact it has on several interrelated characters. A story of love and tradition amidst a crumbling society and a radically changing world. A novel brimming with enlightenment and modern theories. Virginia Woolf wrote: "There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace? . . . Even in a translation we feel that we have been set on a mountain-top and had a telescope put into our hands. Everything is astonishingly clear and absolutely sharp." Undoubtedly a masterpiece of world literature, and in our opinion, the greatest work from the Russian literary canon.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend.

      For the Proprietors of the 'Newcastle Weekly Chronicle' by Walter Scott. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. -1891. S.Royal 8vo. 5 volumes all published 1887 - pp. (ii), IV, 480, IV, 112. Frontispiece, many text illustrations, some full-page; (ii), IV, 576, IV. Frontispiece, 1 plate, many text illustrations, some full-page; (ii), IV, 576, IV. Frontispiece, many text illustrations, some full-page [368 engravings, per title]; (ii), IV, 576, IV. Frontispiece, many text illustrations, some full-page [323 engravings, per title]; (ii), IV, 575, (i) blank, (ii), 16, XIV. Frontispiece, many text illustrations, some full-page [329 engravings, per title]. Publisher's brown cloth, decorated in black, red and gilt, spine ends bruised, the edges a bit rubbed and some joints a bit weak, 6 leaves in v. 2 with an old brown patch in the centre fading away towards each end, overall a nice set. *At the end of vol.1 is the extensive - 'JUBILEE CHRONICLE of the Newcastle Exhibition, Being a Reprint of the Newcastle Daily Chronicle's Report of the Proceedings at the Opening of the Exhibition, With Descriptions of Its Contents. And Special Contributions on its Principal Sections by Eminent Experts.' The final, 16-page, section to vol.5, is the Epilogue, describing the Contributor's Gathering at the offices of the Chronicle. This is accompanied by a multiple-image photograph of the contributors and a full-page copy engraving of the Editor's invitation to the contributors. There is a list of contributors who attended the meeting and a full, identifying list of the 236 portraits in the photograph, each with their pseudonym where appropriate. There is an Index to each volume, and v.5 has the General Index to all five volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Sports and Anecdotes of Bygone Days

      Chapman & Hall, London 1887 - Original cloth covers and spine bound in at the end.Coloured frontispiece, five gilt raised bands, with gilt fox, horse , bird and fish to spine Size: Octavo . Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Edges slightly foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Petersfield Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Compendium der Hochbau-Constructionen. Bände I-III. Gedruckt als Manuskript für die Mitglieder des Verbandes. Band I: Gründungsarten. Aufgehendes Mauerwerk. Bogen- und Gewölbe- einschliesslich Thurmanlagen. Terrassen-, Treppen- und Balkon-Anlagen. Innerer Ausbau einschliesslich Feuerungs-Anlagen. Rüstungen, Hebevorrichtungen, Kellerisolierungen sowie Um- und Reparaturbauten. Band II: Zimmerarbeiten. Tischler- und Schlosserarbeiten. Band III: Constructionen in Eisen. Dachdeckung. Hauptgesimse einschliesslich Abdeckungen, Dachrinnen, Firstgitter etc.

      Wilhelm Greve, Hofbuchdruckerei, Berlin SW, Ritter-Strasse 50. 1887-1888.. 32 cm x 25 cm. Drei Originalbroschuren, die Umschlagblätter teils lose. Band II ohne den hinteren Umschlag. die vorhanden Umschlagblätter teils eingerissen, teils mit Tintenanmerkungen (Namenszug) des Vorbesitzers auf Deckblatt der Bände I und II sowie mit. Anschmutzungen (Wasserflecken). Rücken mit aufgeklebten Bestandsnummern unten. Je Stempel auf Titelblättern: "Bureau für Architektur-C. Teichen- Reg.-Baumeister. W. Nürnbergerstrasse 66". Im Innenbereich alle Tafeln in gutem Zustand erhalten, einige wenige Anschmutzungen. Bd. I mit den Tafeln 1-29a ; Bd. II mit den Tafeln 1-52 ; Bd. III mit den Tafeln 1-47a. Jede Tafel mit vielen Figuren. Im Innenbereich sauber und ordentlich. Collationiert.. #FL0408

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Klinger, Max. - Eine Liebe (Opus X) . - Blatt V. - "Glück".

      . Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta, 1887. Von Max Klinger. 41,8 x 28,1 cm (Darstellung) / 46 x 32 cm (Platte) / 60,5 x 43 cm (Blatt). Singer 161. Außerhalb der Darstellung in der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur, mittig gestochener Stern, rechts bezeichnet "OPUS X, 5". - Plattenrand leicht angeschmutzt. Sonst sehr schön erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben?. Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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      MARCHAL ET BILLARD 1887 - R240065877: Année 1876 3ème année tome 3 : 525 pages , coiffe en pied abîmée + dos fendu - Année 1877 4ème année tome 4 : 619 pages, ouvrage désolidarisé dos manquant - Année 1878 5ème année tome 5 : 689 pages, dos fendu - Année 1879 6ème année tome 6 : 626 pages ,2ème plat désolidarisé, ouvrage désolidarisé dos manquant - Année 1880 7ème année tome 7 : 661 pages, coiffe en pied abîmée - Année 1881 8ème année tome 8 : 603 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 , ouvrage désolidarisé dos manquant , 1er plat tâché - Année 1882 tome 9 9ème année : 6 fascicules : 128 + paginé de 130 à 240 + paginé de 242 à 368 + paginé de 370 à 464 + paginé de 466 à 592 + paginé de 594 à 743 sous couverture - Année 1883 10ème année tome 10 : 6 fascicules , 112 + paginé de 114 à 224 + paginé de 226 à 328 + paginé de 330 à 436 + paginé de 438 à 564 + paginé de 566 à 711 sous couverture - Année 1884 tome 11 11eme année : 4 fascicules (incomplet) n°III-IV + VII-VIII + IX-X - XI-XII , paginé de 114 à 224 (2ème plat désolidarisé ) + paginé de 330 à 440 (1er plat désolidarisé) + paginé de 442 à 568 + paginé de 570 à 723 sous couverture (abîmée) - Année 1885 tome 12 12ème année : 6 fascicules + table des articles , 128 + paginé de 130 à 224 + paginé de 226 à 352 + paginé de 354 à 480 + paginé de 482 à 592 + paginé de 594 à 720 + paginé de 722 à 762 sous couverture (abîmée) - Année 1886 13e année tome 13 : 808 pages - Année 1887 14e année : 2 fasicules : 128 pages (coiffes en tête et pied abîmées) + paginé de 130 à 256 (plats désolidarisés + dos abîmé). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Coiffe en tête abîmée. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 346-Droit privé, civil [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        White cockades: an incident of the "Forty-five

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. Hardcover. 216p., backlist, frontis-piece, first edition (date on title page and copyright page match, no notice of later printings), lightly-penciled gift inscription and ownership signature on first free endpaper and lightly-shelfworn pictorial olive cloth printed in red, white and gilt, some rubbing and wear to top edgestain. A very good example of this young adult novel of the 1745 Jacobite uprising in Scotland. James J. Gifford has called Stevenson "The man who might well be styled the first modern American gay author." Born in New Jersey, he wrote boys' adventure novels in the style of Horatio Algier before penning two overtly homosexual books under the pen name Xavier Mayne: "Imre: a Memorandum" in 1906 and "The Intersexes" in 1908. In "The Intersexes," he notes that "White Cockades" contained a "half hinted" erotic relationship between Bonnie Prince Charlie and a rural youth. By his own description, thus, "White Cockades" is the first homoerotically themed novel by this foundational figure in American gay fiction. Young 3640

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        Pets Abroad or Frank and Ethel's Travels in America and Canada

      London: S.W. Partridge and Co., 1887. London: S.W. Partridge and Co.. Hardcover. 96 pages. Circa 1887. Delightfully colour illustrated front board features young girl with wooden snow shovel sitting upon sled. Lovely detailed black and white illustrations in text on most pages. Many of these illustrations depict fascinating historical events and scenes. Charming advertisements upon endpapers. Gift greetings, dated 1889, upon verso of front free endpaper else unmarked. Narrow opening in binding at page 56. Short openings to hinges. Above-average external wear. Fragments of backstrip remain. Despite significant use this copy remains a treat to hold! . Fair. 1887. First Edition.

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        Le Horla.

      Paul Ollendorff 1887 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris _1887, 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin prune à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Gardes uniformément ombrées. Bel exemplaire et rare exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Works

      London: Bickers & Sons, 1887. London: Bickers & Sons,, 1887. Edited, with scrupulous revision of the text, by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. 4 volumes, octavo. Contemporary full vellum, spines gilt in compartments, dark red and green morocco labels, double frames and escutcheon to boards gilt, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I and 66 plates from the Boydell Gallery. Boards gently rubbed, some slight spotting and a few small dampstains to edges, prelims and endmatter a little foxed, light offsetting from frontispiece. Otherwise an excellent set. A bright and attractively bound Victorian edition of Shakespeare's complete works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The History of the Catnach Press,

      London - Charles Hindley [The Younger], 1887. London - Charles Hindley [The Younger], 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A strikingly illustrated edition of Hindley's definitive history of the Catnach Press. James Catnach set up his printing business c1813 using only his fathers old wooden printing press. His main-stay was small histories, ballad poetry, broadsides, catch-pennies, and penny awfuls. With some lovely facsimiles, some hand coloured, of the woodcut illustrations that accompanied these ballads. Condition: In a full cloth binding with original labels to spine and front board. Externally, sound with marginal marks to board. Some slight wear and bumping to corners. Spine slightly cocked. Minor loss to spine label, although front label remains pristine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with only the occasional mark or spot. Some pages remain uncut. Overall: GOOD with a VERY GOOD interior..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Representative Etchings by Artists of Today in America

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York - 1887. One of only 50 copies of the Press Edition, numbered and signed by the publisher. Folio (13 by 17.5 inches) full crimson crushed morocco. Spine with five raised bands and richly gilt in compartments. Covers with elaborate gilt borders surrounding delicate gilt floral designs. Doublures also in full crimson morocco, heavily gilt with border and central panel designs. Watered silk endpapers. Illustrated with 10 fine full-page, hand-colored etchings by the finest practitioners in the American field at that time. Artists include: Frederick S. Church, Robert F. Blum, James S. King, Stephen Parrish (father of Maxfield) Herman N. Hyneman, Frederick W. Freer, Frank M. Gregory, Stephen J. Ferris, James J. Callahan, and C.F.W. Mielatz. Text by Ripley Hitchcock. Each artist is represented by a title leaf, followed by a large tissue-guarded colored etching, generally 7 by 10 inches, and two pages of text. The binding has two tiny scuffs at the extreme edge of the front cover; otherwise it is virtually pristine. The title page has split cleanly approximately 1/8 inch from the gutter and is thus laid in loose. The contents are otherwise as new. A beautifully preserved rendition of an important collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Historia da arma de Fogo Portatil

      - Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa, 1887. De 185 +(2) pags. e LVIII fólios. 31,5m. Enc. Ilustr. Ilustrado com um atlas do armamento nos últimos 58 fólios extra-texto, contendo todos os sistemas internos das armas ligeiras e introdução das primeiras invenções com cartucho e bala conjuntamente. A Historia da arma de fogo portátil é no formato de folio, tem 185 pag. e mais 1 de índice, 4 estampas desdobraveis, seguindo-se o Atlas com 58 estampas cromolitografadas, e 454 figuras. Encadernação em inteira de pele da época. Belo exemplar. Shipping costs are based on books weighing less than 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquário do Chiado]
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        Historia de Salamanca

      Imprenta Nuñez Izquierdo, Salamanca 1887 - Tre volumi. 524, [15]; 535, [10]; 468, [11] pagine. 24x17 cm. Rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle e angoli, con alcune abrasioni. Bruniture. Alcuni timbri di possesso ed etichette sui dorsi. M123 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Scarpignato]
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      London -Chiswick Press, 1887. London -Chiswick Press, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rhythmical anthology of selected works from prolific writer Thomas Gray. Featuring Illustrated capitals and head and tail pieces. A frontispiece of Gray, and plates to Ode on the Spring, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, and Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. Includes a short biography by the Hon. Horace Walpole. As well as a lecture delivered before the Eton Literary Society on 16th October 1886, surrounding Thomas Gray and his poetical themes. Condition: In tan calf binding with gilt lion crest to both boards. Externally, smart with slight marks to front board. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered foxing throughout, with is heavier on endpapers, and some offsetting from plates. Library stamp to endpaper, and printed bookplate to endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Comic Blackstone

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1887. London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An unusual comic work, parodying the British legal system. New and revised edition. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates by Harry Furniss. Condition: In a decorative blue cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some light bumping to the head of the spine. Front hingestrained. Internally, generally firmly bound although some pages at the front of the volume are detached. Pages are bright and clean, with just some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD due to detached leaves..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        "Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen" [with:] "Nachtrag zu der Abhandling über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen" [with:] "Ueber einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung" contained in ANNALEN DER PHYSIK UND CHEMIE ... NEUE FOLGE. BAND XXXI

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887.. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887.. viii,1048pp. plus seven folding plates. Large octavo. Early 20th century fine grain brown cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Tan offsetting to free endsheets, slight cracking at top of front inner hinge and at gutter after half-title, small collector's book label, otherwise a bright copy, very near fine. The first appearance of Hertz's first paper on electromagnetic waves, along with the second journal publication of the second, wherein he details his methods and proof of the passage of electrical waves through space, along with his paper on ultraviolet light wherein he demonstrated that UV light is alone responsible for the photoelectric effect. His contributions appear on pp. 421- 8; 543-544; and 983 - 1000, in company with important papers by Planck, Röntgen, Bunsen, and others. Hertz's papers on electromagnetic waves were collected and published in book form by Barth in 1892, and his "discovery of the properties of reflection, refraction and polarization in electricity, with this wave theory of electrical motion, laid the foundation of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony" - MILESTONES OF SCIENCE, p. 47. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 377 (n). Dibner, HERALDS OF SCIENCE 71. Sparrow, MILESTONES OF SCIENCE 101n. NORMAN 1060. NORMAN SALE 1123.

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        Aus der Polakei nach Livland und zurück ins Hinterland. Eine Reise...Aug.-Sept. 1886. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier.

      . Mit kalligraphischem Titel und 210 handschriftlich numerierten Seiten, Einführung. Gr. 8°, Halblederband der Zeit.. Gebrauchsspuren. Sorgfältige Handschrift in deutscher Schreibschrift in schwarzer und teils grüner Tinte. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt: "Seiner herzlieben Grete, der nämlichen, deretwegen die erste Reisehälfte "Vom Hinterland nach der Polakei" jenes Mal verschwiegen bleiben mußte... Krumbach, auf St. Remigii 1887". - Klebereste an den Rändern den Widmungsseite. Die Kanten etwas beschabt, die Ecken gestaucht, der Rücken angerauht

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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. Cincinnati: Printed by Cranston & Stowe for the Author, 1887. Portrait frontispiece plus 64 text pages and one advertising page. Tan wrapper shows some wear and soiling. The front cover has been neatly reattached with what appears to be archival tape, and the dog-eared lower corner has old tape reinforcement on the reverse. Amanda Berry Smith was a noted Methodist traveling preacher and missionary. Although born a slave, her industrious father was able purchase his family's freedom by working late into the night make brooms which his master's widow allowed him to sell. Her parents used the Bible to teach Smith to read at an early age. As a teenager, she worked as a housekeeper near York, Pennsylvania where she married her first husband, who was later killed in the Civil War. After a subsequent marriage to a Methodist deacon, James Smith, failed, she became increasingly involved in in the church and began to sing and preach at camp meetings. Smith joined a mission to England and then led missions to India and Liberia. Following her return, she became a leader of the temperance movement and published an autobiography. Smith used the proceeds, along with substantial donations, to fund an Orphanage and Industrial Home for Abandoned and Destitute Colored Children. Upon her death in 1915, a Chicago newspaper wrote that she was "the greatest woman that this race has ever given to the world." Exceptionally scarce: one copy listed in OCLC (in France), one other copy in the trade, and no auction results reported in ABPC or Americana Exchange. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1887.. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1887.. Gray green pictorial cloth, t.e.g. (BAL's binding A). Binding a bit darkened at spine, a few rubs and nicks at edges, but a good, sound copy. First U.S. edition (the British edition preceded). From the library of the eminent literary agent, A.P. Watt, with his bookplate. An inscribed presentation copy: "Mr. A.P. Watt With the kind remembrance of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston, Nov. 5th 1887." The inscription postdates that in the copy Holmes inscribed to his son by five days. In the passage in the text (p.242) relating to Holmes' befuddled confusion of 'Watt' with 'Watts' while in London, the initials 'A.P.' have been inserted in pencil in an unknown hand to make the distinction plain. Alexander P. Watt (d. 1914); English literary agent; founded the agency, A.P. Watt & Son, in 1885. Holmes first visited England during his years as a medical student in Paris (1833-35). Fifty years later he returned as an esteemed literary figure, to receive honorary doctorates from both Cambridge and Oxford. The friendly chorus that greeted him during his 1886 English tour included Edmund Gosse, who wrote in a letter to Richard Watson Gilder on 18 June 1886: "I have just come from the breakfast given to Dr. O.W. Holmes at St. John's College. The dear little man, in his scarlet doctor's gown, with flying pink ribbands, looked beaming, and made a delicious speech which nobody took down. He said that what he had enjoyed most in England was the sense of antiquity over all things, 'like the lichen on an old wall, or, better still, like the patina on an old coin'. He has had a triumph over here, and his heart rejoices, as one can see." Holmes' own impressions of this "happy summer" abroad, are recorded in OUR HUNDRED DAYS IN EUROPE (1887). See Mattheisen and Millgate, TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE (Austin: University of Texas Press, [1965], p. 188) BAL 9006.

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        The Sariscinesca Series

      - Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1887. - Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive matching trio of volumes by Francis Marion Crawford. Crawford (1854 1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic, weird and fantastic stories. These three volumes make up his 'Saracinesca' series - perhaps known to be his best work, with the third in the series, Don Orsino (1892) set against the background of a real estate bubble - a tale of the Sicilian mafia. With the neat ink inscription of one Anne E. H. Olivier to front blank of each volume. Tauchnitz's authorised edition. All of Crawford's novels, except for Love in Idleness (1893), were authorised by him for inclusion in his friend Baron Tauchnitz's series Collection of British Authors, whose name was later changed to Collection of British and American Authors. The Tauchnitz editions do not take bibliographical precedence over the British and United States editions. Each book is comprised of two volumes - parts one and two of each novel -bound in one. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in half vellum over cloth covered boards. Externally, marked with light rubbing to boards and minor wear to extremities. All hinges neatly strengthened with cloth tape. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered spotting throughout, otherwise clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

      London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1887. London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of this Victorian work on famous battles, in a University College School prize binding. Thirty-Second Edition. With a bookbinder's stamp for Bickers and Son to the front free endpaper. With a University College School prize presentation label to the front pastedown, awarded to Samuel Cohen Mandleson, dated 1890. Condition: In a full tree calf prize binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Front joints starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the first and last few pages but otherwise clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Manchester Accountants' Students Society

      titled Marine Insurance, 1887. titled Marine Insurance, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarcecopyof Lecture Delivered at the Rooms of the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants, Manchester, 5 December, 1887 Entitled Marine Insuranceby Gerard Van De Linde. First edition. Printed for The Manchester Accountants' Students Society 'with Gerard Van De Linde's Compliments'. Condition: Disbound with ink stamp and ink annotation to front. Externally, sound but with slight wear to backstrip, wraps starting slightly and the odd closed tear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd mark. Overall: GOOD.

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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. Portrait frontispiece plus 64 text pages and one advertising page. Tan wrapper shows some wear and soiling. The front cover has been neatly reattached with what appears to be archival tape, and the dog-eared lower corner has old tape reinforcement on the reverse. Amanda Berry Smith was a noted Methodist traveling preacher and missionary. Although born a slave, her industrious father was able purchase his family's freedom by working late into the night make brooms which his master's widow allowed him to sell. Her parents used the Bible to teach Smith to read at an early age. As a teenager, she worked as a housekeeper near York, Pennsylvania where she married her first husband, who was later killed in the Civil War. After a subsequent marriage to a Methodist deacon, James Smith, failed, she became increasingly involved in in the church and began to sing and preach at camp meetings. Smith joined a mission to England and then led missions to India and Liberia. Following her return, she became a leader of the temperance movement and published an autobiography. Smith used the proceeds, along with substantial donations, to fund an Orphanage and Industrial Home for Abandoned and Destitute Colored Children. Upon her death in 1915, a Chicago newspaper wrote that she was "the greatest woman that this race has ever given to the world." Exceptionally scarce: one copy listed in OCLC (in France), one other copy in the trade, and no auction results reported in ABPC or Americana Exchange. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        An Archive of Material Relating to Boynton?s Bicycle Railway

      1887-1895. This railway, tested experimentally on a short track at Coney Island, was based on a light, narrow-gauge design with tracks under and above the locomotive, closer in concept to a monorail than a traditional railroad. While only four feet wide, it was meant to pull carriages along at speeds of over 60 m.p.h. This group consists of the following: a receipt for stock (1887) with a diagram of the locomotive, noting that stock certificates were yet to be issued; two additional handwritten receipts signed by Boynton, the second with some news of the railway?s construction; a printed 1891 notice regarding stock; three engraved stock certificates, two of which have a cut of the locomotive pulling carriages, and a third showing what appears to be a single, self-propelled passenger car. Minor creasing and wear; excellent condition.

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        The Age We Live In:

      London - William Mackenzie, 1887. London - William Mackenzie, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volumes III and IV of James Taylor's The Age We Live In. Bound in half calf with gilt lettering and cloth covered boards. Volume III has a frontis, plus eleven plates and four colour maps. Volume IV has a frontis plus thirteen plates and one fold-out colour map. James Taylor (18131892) was a minister of the United Presbyterian church, civil servant, and historian. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are just starting. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping with some loss and fading to the boards. Internally the pages are bright with intermittent foxing throughout. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A Short Sketch of Liturgical History and Literature

      London - The Sette of Odd Volumes, C. W. H. Wyman, 1887. London - The Sette of Odd Volumes, C. W. H. Wyman, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A work on liturgical history by Bernard Quaritch, published his Sette of Odd Volumes, a society for bibliophiles. First edition, inscribed byQuaritch to one John Thomas Esq. with a copperplate inscription to front blank dated June 13th, 1887. Bernard Quaritch (April 23, 1819 December 17, 1899) was a German-born British bookseller and collector. Among the books that he published was Edward Fitzgerald's translation of Omar Khayyam. He was also the agent for the publications of the British Museum and the Society of Antiquaries. He died at Hampstead, London, leaving his business to his son. The business survives to this day. With a catalogue of examples of liturgical literature to rear, and a list of members of the Sette of Odd Volumes, as well as a bibliography of the privately printed opuscula issued to the members. Condition: In a stiff paperbinding with original printed parchment wrappers. Externally, sound with slight chipping and loss to parchment wrappers. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with VERY GOOD wrappers.

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        Stories of the Magicians

      London - Seeley and Co., 1887. London - Seeley and Co., 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated collection of Persian stories. With sixteen illustrations, many of them in full colour, including a frontispiece depicting Thalaba and Oneiza. All illustrations are taken from Persian and Indian manuscripts in the British Museum. The book contains stories of Thalaba and Kehama, after the epic poems of Robert Southey, and stories of Rustem, condensed from Firdausi's Shah-Nameh, or Book of the Kings. Alfred John Church (29 January 1829 27 April 1912) was an English classical scholar. While at University College in partnership with William Jackson Brodribb, he translated Tacitus and edited Pliny's Letters (Epistulae). Church also wrote a number of stories in English re-telling classical tales and legends for young people, of which Stories of the Magicians is an example. He also wrote much Latin and English verse, and in 1908 published his Memories of Men and Books. Church died in Richmond, Surrey. A presentation copy, with copperplate inscription to front blank, Godfrey Edmund Luton, Hawkbury Prize, Dec. 1916. Condition: In a morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear, fading to spine and slight water damage to tail. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends

      London - Richard Bentley & Sons, 1887. London - Richard Bentley & Sons, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. DetailsBound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With Sixteen Illustrations by Cruikshank, Leech, Tennel, and Barham. With a 'Relfe Brothers' bookbinder's ink stamp on the front free-endpaper. There is a prize armorial nameplate for Bedford Ladies' Collegeon the front pastedown. The Ingoldsby Legends are a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry supposedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of Richard Harris Barham. The legends were first printed in 1837 as a regular series in Bentley's Miscellany and later in New Monthly Magazine. The legends were illustrated by John Leech and George Cruikshank. Richard Harris Barham, 1788 1845, was an English novelist, humorous poet, and a Cardinal in the Church of England. He was better known by his nom de plume of Thomas Ingoldsby. Educated at Oxford, he was originally to be a student of law but changed his mind and entered the church. Barham was ordained in 1813. In 1821 he moved to London as minor canon of St Pauls, where he served as Cardinal. Three years later he became one of the priests in ordinary of the King's Chapel Royal, and was appointed to a city living. In 1826 he first contributed to Blackwood's Magazine; and on the establishment of Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 he began to furnish the series of grotesque metrical tales known as The Ingoldsby Legends. They were published in a collected form and have since passed through numerous editions. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and discolouration to the spine. Internally the pages have some slight browning to the page edges, and the occasional spot..

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        The Life and letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter

      London: John Murray , 1887. 3 volumes, 8vo, original green cloth, x, 359, [1], +[1] ad, iii, 393, [1], +[1], ad; iv, 418, +[1] ad pp., five plates. Some wear and soiling to cloth, hinges cracked, bookplate on front pstedown, some foxing; overall very good. Revised, with errata corrected, and edited by his son, Francis Darwin, five years after the death of his father in 1887. Darwin (1809-1882) was one of the most important men of the 19th century, and the current work contains the first published version of his autobiography. The original edition went through five printings, which translated into seven thousand copies. In the preface, his son indicates that he choose the letters that would best illustrate the character of his father. Despite the challeneges involved in the approach, his son tried to present his letters chronologically whenever possible.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      90 - London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1887. 90 - London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three novels by the popular Victorian author William Makepeace Thackeray. Containing The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes (1890), His Friends and His Greatest Enemy, The Book of Snobs: Sketches of Life and Character (1887) and The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through the World (1888). Illustrated with frontispieces to each volume. William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811 1863, was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. After his education, Thackeray travelled Europe, and then squandered his inheritance on gambling and unfortunate business enterprises. He turned to art, which he studied in Paris, but did not pursue the profession. After marrying Isabella Shawe, Thackeray took to writing and journalism to support himself and his family. His novels became moderately successful, along with his works for magazines such as Frasers Magazine, Foreign Quartley Review, Punch and the Morning Chronicle. It was not until later, with the publication of Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond, that Thackerays reputation grew. Three volumes of a thirteen-volume set only. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing and some marks. Some slight discolouration to the front board of Pendennis. One hinges strained. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        L'?uvre de Victor Hugo

      Paris - Hetzel-Quantin, 1887. Paris - Hetzel-Quantin, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the poetry of Victor Hugo. School edition. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Lgende des sicles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. With engraved portrait of the author. Condition: In a decorative morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with some marks to the boards and some slight wear to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Armorial bookplate of Mamy Herbert to front pastedown. Neat ink inscription dated 1901 to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are slightly browned, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Zwölf Jahre in Abessinien oder Geschichte des Königs Theodoros II und der Mission unter seiner Regierung. Von J. M. Flad, Missionar unter den Juden Abessiniens. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Leipzig, Dörffling & Franke, 1887.. Schriften des Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig, Nr 12 und 13, Nr. 14 und 15. Braune Original-Leinwand der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 8°, 1. Teil mit Frontispiz Henry Aaron Stern, 91 Seiten. 2. Teil mit Frontispiz Bilde des Königs Theodoros, sowie einer Nachbildung eines Briefes des König Johannes von Abessinien, 79 Seiten. Einband von schöner Erhaltung, Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt und leicht fleckig, gutes Exemplar..

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        Iconography of Australian species of Acacia and Cognate genera. Decades I. - XIII., 1887 - 1888 in one Volume. With introduction.

      Melbounre: Ferres und Brain, 1887 - 1888.. 4°. 130 Seiten Text und gegenüber gestellt 130 schwarz / weiße Lithographien. Roter Halbleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nur auf dem Titelblatt zwei Bibliotheksstempel. Die Bindung weist vorwiegend in den ersten beiden Decaden Rostspuren aus alter Bindung auf. Die Tafeln aus der 'second Decade' sind häufiger wasserfleckig, besonders in der unteren rechten Ecke, wenige auch großflächig. Ab der 'third Decade' finden sich nur ganz vereinzelt kleinere Flecken. Blatt 1 der 2. Decade: Textblatt in 1. Decade eingebunden. Sonst sehr gut erhalten, collationiert. -- Newer red half cloth. 130 p. Text with 130 b./w. Lithographies. Only on title two ex-library stamps. Some signs of water in. Otherwise fine copy.. Nissen BBI, 1423: 130 Seiten, 130 Lithographien (Einzige Ausgabe). -- So komplett. #FL4298

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        Die Burgen in Elsass-Lothringen. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Militär-Architectur des Mittelalters. 1. Heft: Die Burgen im Unter-Elsass. 2. Heft: Die Burgen in Lothringen. Mit zus. 15 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln.,

      Straßburg, Noiriel, 1887 - 27 x 20 cm. I. 32 Seiten, 9 Tafeln. - II. 13 Seiten, 6 Tafeln. *Originalausgabe. - Vorwort am Ende mit mehrzeiligem handschriftlichem Eintrag des Verfassers, und dessen signatur, datiert "Straßburg 1888". - Die Tafeln zeigen in Heft I: Fleckenstein - Schoeneck - Lichtenberg - Hoh-Barr - Dagsburg - Burg Bernstein - Odilienberg - Landsberg - Hoh-Andlau und Speburg bei Barr - Hohkönigsburg und die Rapolsweiler Schlösser. - Heft II: Hunaweier, Reichenweier, Reichenstein, Kienzheim und Kaysersberg - Die Frankenburg, die drei Egisheimer Schlösser und der Hohlandsberg - Die Hohnack, das Oel-Thor in Türkheim, der Hugstein die Egisheimer Pfalz. - Engelsburg, Hirzenstein, Herrenfluth und die Stadttütmer von Sennheim und Ruffach - Die Burgen des Sundgaues: Pfirt, Liebenstein, Moersperg und Landskron - Die Burgen Rodemachern und Sierk in Lothringen. - Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Etwas späterer broschierter Umschlag. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Imprenta José Famades. F. Nacente Editor - Barcelona. Tela con dorados. 32x22. 1887. 791 + 775 + 863 + 728 + 391Lámina (Atlas). Magnífica Obra de Agricultura y Zootecnia fantasticamente documentada y profusamente ilustrada con un Atlas. Ref 20 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimen Days in America

      London: Walter Scott, 1887 London: Walter Scott. 1887. Second English edition, first issue. Newly revised by the author, with fresh preface and additional note. The Camelot Series. 12mo. [i-v] vi-x [xi-xii] [13] 14-312 [8]pp. (advertisements at the rear). Publisher's flexible full red leather, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Front joint professionally repaired with some residual wear at both joints and edges, rear free endpaper is detached and chipped at the edges, else very good. Inscribed on the half-title: "To Mr. Whitman of Philadelphia from Walt Whitman, June 1887." An early and interesting copy. Neither BAL or Myerson reference this binding. BAL specifies three primary bindings including red cloth, but red leather is not among them, and this is clearly a publisher's binding. Combined with the early inscription (the book was published in early June), this might be a previous unrecorded author's copy, or author's presentation issue. The fragile nature of the binding might account for it being unrecorded. Myerson A11.2.a1; BAL 21428. .

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        The Theatre

      - London - Carson & Comerford [Vol IX, 1887]; Eglington & Co. [Vol XIV, 1889]; David Bogue [Vol V, 1885].. - London - Carson & Comerford [Vol IX, 1887]; Eglington & Co. [Vol XIV, 1889]; David Bogue [Vol V, 1885]., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA collection of monthly theatre reviews edited by Clement Scott. %0D%0AThe set consists of Volumes V (January to June, 1885),IX (January to June, 1887), and XIV (January to June, 1889). %0D%0AWith numerous photographs. %0D%0ANew series. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn decorative grey cloth bindings with gilt embellishment. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Spinesare sunned. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Some pages are detached. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown in Volume IX. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Poems by Thomas Gray

      London - Chiswick Press, 1887. London - Chiswick Press, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poetry by Thomas Gray, in an attractive binding with numerous illustrations. Gray came to be known as one of the Graveyard poets of the late 18th century, along with Oliver Goldsmith, William Cowper, and Christopher Smart. Gray perhaps knew these men, sharing ideas about death, mortality, and the finality and sublimity of death. Gray also wrote light verse, including Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes, a mock elegy concerning Horace Walpole's cat. Containing four engraved plates (collated complete). With Riviere binder's inkstamp to front free-endpaper. Eton College prize copy. Condition: In a full calf armorial binding. Externally smart, though with some marks to the boards and some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered light foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        3 Volumes by Daudet

      Paris - C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1887. Paris - C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards, and marble paper pastedowns. Tartarin de Tarascon and L'Obstacle are beautifully illustrated throughout. Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 16 December 1897) was a French novelist. He was the father of Lon Daudet and Lucien Daudet. Tartarin of Tarascon (French: Tartarin de Tarascon) is an 1872 novel written by the French author Alphonse Daudet. It tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very prosaic Algiers in search of lions. Instead of finding a romantic, mysterious Oriental fantasy land, he finds a sordid world suspended between Europe and the Middle East. And worst of all, there are no lions left. An intimate friend of Edmond de Goncourt (who died in his house), of Flaubert, of Zola, Daudet belonged essentially to naturalism. His own experiences, his surroundings, the men with whom he had been brought into contact, various persons who had played a part, more or less public, in Paris life, all passed into his art. But he vivified the material supplied by his memory. His world has the great gift of life. L'Immortel is a bitter attack on the Acadmie franaise, to which august body Daudet never belonged. This book previously belonged to Elizabeth Sherman. She was the youngest child of Charles Taylor Sherman and Eliza Williams. She was also the neice of the American Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John Sherman. Considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent women in the Washington of the late 1870s to early 1880s Elizabeth was romantically linked with the American novelist, journalist and historian Henry Adams. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm except for L'Obstacle in which the front inner hinge has failed and is in need of repair. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners, some rubbin to the boards and spines, discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with a few handling marks and the odd spot. There are bookplates to the front pastedowns. Overall the volumes are in good only condition..

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        Na lei ronorono uto didira Matthew, Mark, Luke, John: ma na lei gehegehe didira na lei mane vetena [Gospels and Acts in the Florida language, Melanesian Mission]

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1887) - *Price reduced by 10% until Sunday, May 18 (sale item) 195 pp., original blue cloth (hardcover), book plate to the front paste down, else very good; Darlow and Moule, 3694; Dance, D.G. Oceanic scriptures, 127. Photos available upon request.

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        What I Remember

      89 - London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1887. 89 - London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Thomas Adolphus Trollope's autobiography. Complete in three volumes, including the scarce third volume. First editions. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810 1892) was born in Bloomsbury, London on 29 April 1810, and was the elder brother of Anthony Trollope, the novelist. He was educated at Harrow School and Winchester College. Between 1840 and 1890 Thomas Adolphus Trollope produced some sixty volumes of travel writing, history and fiction, in addition to a large amount of periodical and journalistic work. With a frontispiece to volumes I and III. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound but with shelfwear and bumping, and splitting to one rear joint. Internally, bindings loosening slightly in places. Bright with occasional spotting and the odd mark. Overall: GOOD.

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