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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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        John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collection of Mr Punch

      1887- London - Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886. 1887- London - Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely collection of illustrations by the master Victorian caricaturist John Leech. With illustrated titles, frontispieces, and illustrations on every page with captions. Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term cartoon in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. Bound by R. Young. Two of a three volume set. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some heavier wear to the leather, particularly the spine. Some marks to the boards. Hinges are rather tender. Internally, generally firmly bound. pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior..

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        Eigenh. Postkarte m.Unterschrift. Kl. quer-8vo. Athen 19. Mai 1887.

      . . An den Buchhändler Ermanno Loescher in Rom. Bittet um Übersendung von Marco Minghettis "Vita di Raffaele", usw. - Griechische Postkarte (mit eigenh. Anschrift verso) auf bläulichem Karton mit gedruckter Mäanderbordüre.- Eingangsvermerk quer über die Schrift.

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        Deutsche Volkstrachten. Original-Zeichnungen mit Erklärendem Text von Albert Kretschmer

      Leipzig, Verlag von J.G. Bach, (fr. Eugen K?r), n.d.(1887-1890). Leipzig, Verlag von J.G. Bach, (fr. Eugen Köhler), n.d.(1887-1890), 1887. 4to., (330 x 260mm). Bound in the publisher's marroon half morocco, rebacked, original spine with gilt titles and gilt decoration laid back in place, green cloth boards with titles in gilt; all edges gilt; gilt decorated end papers. Slight rubbing; bookplate to f.f.e.p.; traces of a removed bookplate to paste down. A beautiful copy of this very fine collection of early chromolithographic plates. Decorative chromolithograph title page in red and gold and 90 superb chromolithographs of German regional costumes. Second Edition. This edition contains costumes of Lithuania, Alsace and other provinces not previously presented in the first.

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        Neuestes Pfefferkuchen-ABC für artige Kinder.

      Stuttgart Effenberger oJ. 1887.. Verlags-Nr. 105 Mit farblith. Titel, 54 farblith. Abbildungen auf 29 Tafeln. 17,5 x 11,5 cm, OHln; der Vorderdeckel plastisch als Pfefferkuchen gstaltet. Einbnd berieben, Blätter durchgehend etwas fingerfleckig und altersbed. leicht nachgedunkelt. Klammerbindung rostfrei, ein Blatt im Falz vor längerer Zeit mit Tesafilm fisxiert (diese jetzt gebräunt).. Seltenes und originelles ABC-Buch. Siehe: Hobrecker Ffm., Nr. 252. Müller, Fibeln 163. Pressler S. 207 und Nr. 22. Die ABC-Tafeln im Oberrand immer mit einer Tierabbildung und erklärendem Zweizeiler, in der unteren Hälfte wird eine Tätigkeit zu diesem Buchstabenin einem Vierzeiler und mit einerAbbildung vorgestellt, wie z.B."arbeiten", "Chorsingen", "prügeln", "quälen","waschen", etc. Danach folgt eine Tafel mit Kinderversen, 2 Tafeln mit "Die Ammenuhr", eine Tafel Sprüche und die letzte Tafel erklärt die Uhr. Alle Tafeln jeweils mit Farbillustrationen.

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        Dalmatia, The Quarnero and Istria with Cettigne in Montenegro and the Island of Grado. 3 Volumes

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Three volumes. Volume I: pp.xxvi, (i) [errata], 418. Volume II: pp.vii, (i) [errata], 397. Volume III: vii, (i) [errata], 453, (iii) [Instructions to binder for placing the plates]. One folded Map, 66 sepia-toned numbered plates (hors-texte), some folded, including one in full colour at end of volume III, a few with tissue guards. Profuse b/w figures or full-page illusts in the text. Original publisher's maroon cloth gilt, ruled in blind to covers. Spines faded, a little wear to head and foot. Boards a little splashed, marked. Armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Black coated endpapers. Light spotting to uncoated sides of free endpapers. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Very heavy books, requiring large amounts of extra postage and insurance overseas. Parcel Force post in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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      . Dix compositions par A. Poirson. Gravees a l'eau-forte par Mme Louveau-Rouveyre, Mm. L. Muller et G. Mercier. Paris: Maison Quantin [1887]. 366 pp. Uncut copy bound with inner gold-border, topedge gilt, in nice red full leather. (Theirry Sr. de Petit-Simier). * First illustrated edition. <br>Vicaire, III, 725 & II, 349..

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 23. 6. 1887. 2 1/2 Seiten gefaltet.

      1887.. 22x14 cm. (gelocht, Falzkanten l. eingerissen, bzw. brüchig). Auflage:0. Heinrich Gotthardt von Treitschke (* 15. September 1834 in Dresden; + 28. April 1896 in Berlin), deutscher Historiker, politischer Publizist und Mitglied des Reichstags. "...] die beiden vorgeschlagenen Themata ganz unbedenklich; fügen Sie also nur, der Form halber, ein beliebiges drittes Thema hinzu. Übrigens hat diese Vorlesung für einen älteren, längst anerkannten Gelehrten keine Bedeutung, sie soll nur der Facultät die Überzeugung verschaffen, dass der neue Docent auch docieren kann ...] Ihnen hochachtungsvoll ergeben Heinrich Treitschke".

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      Appledore Press, New Haven 1887 - Only 50 Copies Printed, a wonderful Association Copy, inscribed by Linton to Wiliam Bell Scott, leading Pre-Raphaelite artist, poet, critic and closest friend to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. written in pencil on front free fly: "To my dear old friend/ W. B. Scott:/ W.J. Linton/ 1887." Fascinating inscriptions, as Linton was to later become romantically attached to Scott's lover (after Scott's death), Alice Boyd. Original mottled brown and yellow patterned paper coverd boards. 125pp. Near fine. Important and scarce Pre-Raphaelite Association Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Rudolf").

      Laxenburg, 15. V. 1887.. 2 SS. 8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. An Joseph von Weilen: "Ist es Ihnen recht Montag 16ten um 11 Uhr mit mir vom Aspanghof aus wegzufahren; um 12 Uhr hier in Laxenburg zu frühstücken? Ich werde Ihnen den Artikel des alten Bischof wiedergeben; ich habe ihn genau durchgelesen und finde nichts unpassendes, doch auch wenig fesselndes, was immerhin von zwei Übeln das geringere ist [...]". - Beiliegend ein ms. Brief mit eh. U. von Helene Weilen (1898-1987), dat. Wien, 20. II. 1966, an einen Herrn über den vorliegenden Brief des Kronprinzen: "[...] Der Brief ist - wie manche anderen - an meinen Grossvater gerichtet, ein alter 'Familien schatz'. Wie Sie vielleicht wissen, war mein Grossvater Freund und Lehrer des Kronprinzen. Fast alle Schreiben beziehen sich auf die gemeinsame Arbeit des Monumentalwerkes 'die Österr. Monarchie in Wort und Bild'. Das Bündel Briefe wurde als einer der wenigen Reste aus den rauchenden Trümmern der Biberstrasse gezogen [...]" (1 S., gr.-4to).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Attractive Unsigned Original Watercolour View of a Lake in the Rocky Mountains].

      1887 - [1887]. Watercolour and pencil on paper, heightened in white, ca. 17,5x26 cm (7 x 10 ¼ in). Recently matted. A near fine watercolour. Original watercolour apparently made by Caine during his travel through the Rocky Mountains in the autumn of 1887, but not used as an illustration in his book "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8" (London: Routledge, 1888). W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. x).

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      . 1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1887. 368 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy..

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        Die vervielfältigende Kunst der Gegenwart. 4 Bände.

      Wien, Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1887-1895.. Mit einer Fülle von Original-Graphiken: getönten Holzschnitten, Lithographien, Kupferstichen und Radierungen. Je Band um 250 Textseiten, die Graphiken außerhalb der Zählung eingebunden. 40 x 31 cm, Original-Halblederbände mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel im Schuber.. Prächtig ausgestattetes Werk in schöner Erhaltung. Jedem der Themen Holzschnitt, Kupferstich, Radierung und Lithographie ist ein Band gewidmet, der, neben vielen Textillustrationen, zahlreiche Beispiele der behandelten graphischen Technik im Original präsentiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Die vervielfältigende Kunst der Gegenwart. 4 Bände (alles). Bd. 1: Holzschnitt der Gegenwart in Europa und Nord-Amerika. Bd. 2: Der Kupferstich der Gegenwart in Europa. Bd. 3: Die Radierung der Gegenwart in Europa und Nordamerika. Bd. 4: Die Lithographie von ihrer Erfindung bis zur Gegenwart mit einem Anhang: Die photomechanischen Reproduktionsverfahren.

      Wien, Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, 1887 -, 1903.. 4 Bde. Mit sehr zahlr. Abb. im Text und auf 281 Tafeln (darunter zahlreiche Original-Graphiken). Gr.-Fol. (32 x 42 cm) OLwd. mit Goldprägung.. Einbände an den Ecken minimal gestaucht, etwas angestaubt, tw. mit kleineren Läsuren, ein Band mit kleinen Druckstellen auf dem Einband, sonst gute, saubere Exemplare. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        A Venetian Lover

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1887. London - Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce handsome edition of this poem by Edward King. First edition, first impression. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light shelfwear. Internally, generally firmly bound, though slightly strained in places. Pages have some slight marginal browning and the odd spot, but are otherwise clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Vorgeschichtliche Alterthümer aus der Mark Brandenburg. Mit einem Vorwort von Rudolf Virchow.

      P. Lunitz, Brandenburg a. d. Havel 1887.,. Folio (27 x 36 cm). Goldgepr. priv. Ganzleinen. 2 Bll., 32 S. und 72 lithographische Tafeln mit jeweils einem Blatt Erläuterungen. Die ersten drei Blatt mit alten Anränderungen im äußeren, unbedruckten Blattrand, sonst einwandfrei.. Erste Ausgabe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Die Hügelgräber zwischen Ammer- und Staffelsee. Geöffnet, untersucht und beschrieben. Mit einer Karte und 59 Tafeln Abbildungen, darunter 22 farbige Tafeln.

      Ferdinand Enke, Stuttgart 1887.,. Folio (21,5 x 29 cm). Bedr. Org.-Halbleinen. VI S., 1 Bl., 227 (+1) S. und 60 teils farbig gedruckten lithographischen Tafeln, nummeriert I (Karte) und II-LX (Abbildungen). Mit einem Exlibris im vord. Innendeckel (Monogramm AvB). Der Einband etwas berieben, hinteres Innengelenk leicht aufgeplatzt (die Bindung jedoch nicht beeinflußend), Papier durchgehend etwas nachgedunkelt, jedoch insgesamt sehr wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe. Seltene, dem Prinzregenten Luitpold gewidmete Monographie zu den Gräberfunden aus den frühgeschichtlichen Epochen Bayerns, sehr aufwendig illustriert.

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      Victor-Havard 1887 - - Victor-Havard, Paris _1887, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile agrémentée d'arabesques, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin olive comportant une restauration marginale, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à monsieur Caron. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blaue Rotation. [Original-Farbserigraphie / original colored silk screen].

      . Max Ackermann, geboren 1887 in Berlin, gestorben 1975 in Unterlengenhardt.. Nummer 43 von 100 nummerierten und von Ackermann datierten (1967/73) und signierten Original-Serigraphien auf Büttenpapier. Maße Blatt: 59,5 x 42 cm. Maße Platte: ca. 32,8 x 24,2 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 43 of 100 numbered, dated (1967/73), and signed original lithographs by Max Ackermann on hand made paper.Measure sheet: 59,5 x 42 cm. Measure plate: ca. 32,8 x 24,2 cm. Fine condition.

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        Lillian Madison's Marriage and Murder: Cluverius Did Not Kill Her.

      1887. Cluverius Defended by a Friend of the Family, McDade 194 [Leigh, Phillip]. [Cluverius, Thomas J. (1861-1887), Defendant]. Lillian Madison's Marriage and Murder: Cluverius Did Not Kill Her. The Sequel Told. Richmond, VA: Patrick Keenan, Printer, 1887. 29 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Some soiling, staining and edgewear, toning and light foxing to text. Early signatures to front cover, internally clean. A solid copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Dedicated to Willie Cluverius, this is a defense by a friend of the Cluverius family. "Cluverius came from one of the 'better' Virginia families. He had married Lillian Madison, a country girl, but ad kept the marriage a secret from his family and friends. He finally had her come to Richmond, where he murdered her and threw her body into the reservoir. He was quickly traced, tried, and executed" (McDade). OCLC locates two copies (at the New-York Historical Society and the University of Michigan, Clements Library). McDade, The Annals of Murder 194..

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      [Privately printed for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company], 1887. - First edition. 8vo. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" printed wrappers, 45 [3] pp., frontispiece (view of Beaver Foot Range, Rocky Mountains, near Leauchoil Station, B. C.), illustrated, plates, map, advertisements. A map of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its Connections is on the inside rear cover. "A railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific, all the way on British soil was long the dream of a few in Canada." This booklet presents a history and a travelogue from coast to coast while traveling across Canada. Excellent views are provided of Vancouver Island, the bridge over the Frazer River, near Cisco, B. C., Kamloops, Mount Stephen, the heart of the Selkirks near Glacier House, the valley of the Kicking Horse near Hector, B. C., Medicine Hat, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Rat Portage, grain elevator at Fort William, Port Arthur, Parliament Buildings at Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, the Rocky Mountains near Canmore, etc. Advertisements point out parlor and sleeping car service, and Three thousand miles without change, as well as excellent dining cars that excel in elegance of design and furniture and in the quality of food and attendance. A list of the officers of the Canadian Pacific Railway is provided along with the locations of their service agencies. A tiny "ding" in the margin at bottom of page 23 through page 48, else a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Eagles Nest. Ten Lectures on the Relations of Natural Science to Art, given before the University of Oxford, in Lent term, 1872.

      Orpington, George Allen, 1887.. X,270,(4) S. Ganzpergamentband mit Lederrückenschildchen sowie Innenkantenvergoldung und Buchschnittmalerei.. Als Fore-edge Painting Flußlandschaft mit Fischer und Fischerboot. - Rückenschildchen minimal angerändert; Deckel gering aufgebogen; ansonsten schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Mattheis]
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      Wien, Gerold 1887.. 4°. V, 144 S. Mit 5 farb., mont. Taf. (Aquarellfarbendrucke), 1 Karte u. 40 Phototypien im Text. OLn. m. Einbandill. u. Goldpräg. Schönes Exemplar. EA. Warsberg (1836-1889), Verfasser v. Reiseberichten, Beamter in Graz, Generalkonsul in Venedig, Reisebegleiter Kaiserin Elisabeths.

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