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        La Vie et Les Oeuvres De Gustave Dore

      Librairie Illustree, Paris 1887 - Extremely rare and highly collectible First French Edition of La Vie et Les Oeuvres de Gustave Dore. This copy is SIGNED by the author Blanche Roosevelt and inscribed to Sir Campbell Clarke, whose custom bookplate can be found on the inside front cover, on January 13, 1887, in Paris. This copy is rated Good, with darkening of pages, slight shelf wear, and small nicks to spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sylvia's Books]
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        Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources. The City, Ancient and Modern.

      London: Cassell and Company, n.d. [1887-1893]. [London Topography]. FINELY BOUND SET, new edition, revised and corrected. In six volumes. Quarto (27 x 20cm). Illustrated throughout with hundreds of fine wood engravings, and three very large folding maps. In contemporary red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to dark green labels on spines, and further gilt tooling. Red cloth boards; all edges and endpapers marbled. A few small tears to maps, and a little spotting to prelims of some volumes. Light external wear; spines sunned. Very good indeed. First published over the course of the 1870's, Edward Walford was brought in to complete the final four volumes of this indispensable repository of London history and anecdote after Thornbury's death.

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        The Rothschilds: The Financial Rulers of Nations

      ampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, London 1887 - 381 p. + catalogue 32 p. Ill. Ex-library book (bookplate, card pocket, remain of loan sheet). Publisher's binding used. Spine worn (partially detached). Hinges broken. Tape at front hinge. Top edge a bit worn. Internally very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Invasion of the Crimea.

      London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1863-1887 - 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very good looking set in Victorian half calf by Worsford of London with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt panels. All maps and plates present. Volumes 1 and 2 are 4th edition, the rest 1sts. Bookplate. A splendid set of this pertinent and classic history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles - Complete in Four Volumes

      HMSO, London 1887 - Complete in four volumes, a very good set in publisher's quarter cloth, light rubbed to the edges, but overall solid. Old presentation bookplates to the end papers and stamp to title pages, otherwise clean and unmarked. An authoritative work, and scarce complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Kalendar (Calendar), And Court And City Register For England, Scotland, Ireland And The Colonies, For The Year 1887. Containing A Correct List Of The Twenty-Fourth Imperial Parliament, Summoned To Meet For Their First Session, August 5, 1886 [With Fore-Edge Painting Of Windsor Castle]

      W H Allen & Co, London 1887 - Prelims, 606, Ci (Including The Supplemental Index Issued At Additional Cost). Royal Binding Of Full Red Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Large "V R" And Crown In Gilt At Center Of Both Covers (Insignia Of Queen Victoria), Six Gilt Rules At Edges With Floral Design Between Third And Fourth Set Of Rules, Spine Lettered And Extensively Lettered In Gilt, 1/4" Gilt Turns With Intricate Design; All Gilt Using Same Stamps As Seen In Other Bindings Of The Late Victorian Period Also Made For The Royal Family By Harrison Of Pall Mall, This Example With His Stamp At Bottom Of Front Pastedown. This Example With A Well-Executed Fore-Edge Painting Of Windsor Castle. Book Is Very Well Preserved, All Gilt Brilliant, Light Rubbing At Corners, Covers Immaculate, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Entirely Intact, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Bookplate Of Late 20Th Century Owner On Front Free Endpaper. An Interesting Book Of Some Probable Daily Use For A Member Of The Royal Family. [See Heritage Auctions, Lot 36065, Oct 17, 2013, For A Worn Copy Of The 1878 Debrett's In A Very Similar Binding With Mostly Identical Gilt Stamping And Bookplate Of Prince Leopold, The Duke Of Albany, Son Of Queen Victoria, That Book Also With A Fore-Edge Painting]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storie allegre. Libro per i ragazzi, illustrato da E. Mazzanti.

      Felice Paggi libraio editore, 1887. Edizione originale in esemplare di particolare bellezza. Ritratto del Collodi in antiporta. Illustrazioni in nero nel testo anche a piena pagina di Enrico Mazzanti (1852-1893). Etichetta d'epoca al primo risguardo dell'Editore Casanova di Torino. Esemplare perfettamente conservato in ogni sua parte e totalmente editoriale. Splendida legatura editoriale in tutta tela blu, nome dell'Autore, titolo e dati tipografici impressi al piatto anteriore su sfondo in oro, titolo al dorso in oro e due ornamenti geometrici impressi in nero alla brossura posteriore, pp. 197, 3, VII, 1 di catalogo editoriale, in 8° piccolo

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        Mummy Cloth. Fragment with note on envelope containing it

      Thebes, 1300. 4 x 2 inches. Torn strip of undyed plain weave linen mummy wrap. Well worn from original use. Fragile. In envelope. 4 x 2 inches. Mummy Cloth with early Metropolitan Museum of Art Provenance. Inscription on envelope, "Mummy cloth of Juono firte - an Egyptian lady who lived during 20th dynasty (1200 or 1300 B.C.) found at Thebes - unwrapped at Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Dr Prime, January 8th 1887. (Cloth given to me by Miss di Cesnola)"In 1886 the Metropolitan Museum of Art, under the direction of its first director Luigi Palma di Cesnola, made its first purchase of Egyptian works of art, a purchase which is memorable because it was the beginning of the relationship between the Museum and M. Gaston Maspero, the Director General of Antiquities in Egypt. Most likely, Mr. Cesnola's wife who was a member of the institution was there for the unwrapping of a new acquisition done by the first vice president of the museum Dr. William C. Prime. Dr. Prime was also on the committee on objects of art in 1887, and with his insistence Princeton university established a department of art history in which he was chair. A fascinating piece of Egyptian burial practice with a provenance of the established direction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during one of the most important acquisition periods of the museum. The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 5-6, p. 204

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        The Royal Kalendar (Calendar), And Court And City Register For England, Scotland, Ireland And The Colonies, For The Year 1887. Containing A Correct List Of The Twenty-Fourth Imperial Parliament, Summoned To Meet For Their First Session, August 5, 1886 [With Fore-Edge Painting Of Windsor Castle]

      London: W H Allen & Co, 1887. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. Fore-Edge Painting Of Windsor Castle. Prelims, 606, Ci (Including The Supplemental Index Issued At Additional Cost). Royal Binding Of Full Red Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Large "V R" And Crown In Gilt At Center Of Both Covers (Insignia Of Queen Victoria), Six Gilt Rules At Edges With Floral Design Between Third And Fourth Set Of Rules, Spine Lettered And Extensively Lettered In Gilt, 1/4" Gilt Turns With Intricate Design; All Gilt Using Same Stamps As Seen In Other Bindings Of The Late Victorian Period Also Made For The Royal Family By Harrison Of Pall Mall, This Example With His Stamp At Bottom Of Front Pastedown. This Example With A Well-Executed Fore-Edge Painting Of Windsor Castle. Book Is Very Well Preserved, All Gilt Brilliant, Light Rubbing At Corners, Covers Immaculate, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Entirely Intact, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Bookplate Of Late 20Th Century Owner On Front Free Endpaper. An Interesting Book Of Some Probable Daily Use For A Member Of The Royal Family. [See Heritage Auctions, Lot 36065, Oct 17, 2013, For A Worn Copy Of The 1878 Debrett's In A Very Similar Binding With Mostly Identical Gilt Stamping And Bookplate Of Prince Leopold, The Duke Of Albany, Son Of Queen Victoria, That Book Also With A Fore-Edge Painting].

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        Original Drawings on the Theme of Temperance

      Boston, 1887. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original brown cloth; oblong, 223 x 142 mm; pp. 72, mostly full with drawings in black ink, occasionally highlighted in red. Boards a little soiled; binding a bit shaken. Front paste-down bears the ticket of "A. A. Walker & Co., Arists Materials and Fine Stationery, 538 Washington St., Boston," a branch store of Frost & Adams, opposite the Bijou Theater. Internally clean, featuring the works of H. M. Weston, whose drawings are naive and a bit weird (therefore, charming), and all on the theme of temperance. Weston is certain that religious observation will save one from gambling, alcohol, dancing... and a shark smoking a pipe?! Unique, to say the least.

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        ARMY MEMORIES.

      New York: Koch, Sons, & Co., 1887. - Index leaf plus twelve lithographic plates (ten in color) mounted on illustrated heavy card stock, with caption labels mounted on versos. Folio. Expertly bound to style in three-quarter morocco and original cloth boards with central embossed and gilt emblem on front board, four red cloth ties. Boards lightly scuffed, a few spots of edge wear. Corners of card mounts chipped, but plates in fine condition. This wonderful portfolio of Civil War illustrations was sold by subscription only. The lithographs are after watercolors by Louis K. Harlow, an artist of the late 19th century whose New England scenes, lithographed by Prang, enjoyed considerable popularity. The illustrations, which confine themselves mostly to Union Army scenes, are as follows: 1) "Army Memories." 2) "Farewell: The Soldier's Departure." 3) "General Grant: At Vicksburg." 4) "Topographical Engineer." 5) "Defense of the Colors." 6) "The Zouave." 7) "General Sherman." 8) "A Spirited Dash." 9) "In Battery." 10) "General Sheridan: The Shenandoah Valley." 11) "The Outpost." 12) "Welcome Home: The Soldier's Return." OCLC locates just nine institutional copies. Not in Dornbusch, Nevins, Bennett, or any of the other standard bibliographies. A notable Prang-produced American color plate book, displaying the master's control of the medium. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        L'Orchidophile:Journal des Amateurs d'Orchidees. Three bound volumes for 1885, 1886 and 1887

      Argenteuil: Chez l'Editeur [Godefroy Lebeuf], 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. 1885: 12 color plates (1 double-page) plus a photo, 4 black and white plates (Planche I-IV), and a few other black & white illustrations (4 full-page and 1 double-page), 392p. plus Table des Matieres (VIp.) at end. 1886: 13 color plates (3 double-page) and a few black & white illustrations (5 full-page, 2 double-page and 1 folding), 400p. plus Table des Matieres (IVp.) at end. 1887: 12 color plates (3 double-page), `1 photo, and a few black & white illustrations (5 full-page), 384p. plus Table des Matieres (IVp.) at end. contemporary dark blue cloth backed in black, gilt-stamped leather. 25cm. Scattered and sometimes significant foxing and browning on text and plates. Laid in glassine interleaving still present for almost all plates. French text.

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        THE WOODLANDERS.

      - In three volumes. Pp. [iv]+302+[2](advertisements)+[iv]+328+[iv]+316; dark green buckram-grain cloth, upper boards with black double rule border and inner frame, lower boards with the same design in blind, spines lettered in gilt, the cloth slightly soiled and rubbed (see footnote), edges lightly worn, corners bumped and a trifle frayed; uncut; dark brown endpapers; hinges starting at a few points, a few leaves carelessly opened, with several tiny edge splits or chips, occasional slight creasing, a little light foxing and soiling; Macmillan, London, 1887. First edition, primary binding (which was sold mainly to the circulating libraries). Purdy p. 54; Sadleir 1120. *Ex Circulating Library copies, with remains of the yellow Mudie's label on upper board of Volume 1, and signs of the same label removal from the other volumes.\i The Woodlanders , which was originally published in monthly instalments in \i Macmillan's Magazine from May 1886 to April 1887, was Hardy's own favourite of his novels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        THE WOODLANDERS Three Volumes

      London: Macmillan, 1887. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. First issue bindings, three half title and title pages, original green cloth, gilt lettering spines, black coated endpapers, 2pps of adds at rear on Volume I. 1000 printed with only 860 bound. Three very good- books with inner hinges intact. Ghost of traveling library labels on front covers of all three volumes. Mild cover edges wear.

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        Newmarket. Tattersall's 1887

      Vanity Fair, London 1887 - Color lithograph. Sheet measures 15 x 21.5." This lovely print from the December 6, 1887 issue of Vanity Fair depicts an English paddock scene. A crowd of spectators and buyers surround the enclosure where a horse is being displayed. Tattersall's (now Tattersalls), founded in 1766, has been the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The print is in good condition with minor wear along the original folds and some foxing in the margins. The British Vanity Fair (1868--1914), a compendium and often critique of Victorian culture, is best known today for its lithographed caricatures of contemporary figures and issues. Its portrait series pictured and described--with both praise and caricature--prominent Victorian and Edwardian politicians, lawyers, doctors, and similar professionals. Their images, often accompanied literary and political articles, cultural reviews, serialized fiction, and other standard weekly magazine features. As the publication grew, it turned increasingly toward gossip as a topic.

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        Lyrics From The Dramatists Of The Elizabethan Age; More Lyrics From The Song-Books Of The Elizabethan Age; England's Helicon; Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, From Romances and Prose Tracts Of The Elizabethan Age; Davison's Poetical Rhapsody

      John C. Nimmo 1887-1891, London - Six octavo volumes, now bound uniformly in full crushed burgundy calf. Two narrow gilt bands along the edges. The spines with six compartments with text and borders in gilt. All bindings have elaborate inner dentelles. Bindings signed by Stern in text and with their small binders mark. All six volumes are large paper numbered limited editions. The specific information is: Lyrics From The Dramatists Of The Elizabethan Age - from a limited edition of 260 copies, this one being 119; More Lyrics From The Song-Books Of The Elizabethan Age - from a limited edition of 250 copies, this one being 145; England's Helicon - from a limited edition of 250 copies this one being 159; Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, From Romances and Prose Tracts Of The Elizabethan Age - from a limited edition of 260 copies, this one being 128; and Two volumes of Davison's Poetical Rhapsody - from a limited edition of 250 copies these two being number 25. All six volumes printed at the Chiswick Press. More Lyrics. has 23 pages of ads at the rear. All volumes have pale pink marbled endpapers. Some areas of very minor rubbing to some volumes. Lyrics From The Dramatists has some minor staining to the endpaper and a few blanks but impacting no text. The two volumes of Davison's Poetical Rhapsody are published by George Bell & Sons. All volumes with top edge gilt. The fore-edge and bottom edge are rough cut. A lovely and absolutely unique set featuring an exhaustive selection of Elizabethan Era poetry in a stunning presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FANCY PIGEONS containing full directions for their breeding and management, with description of every known variety and all other information of interest or use to pigeon fanciers. 3e édition.

      0 - London L. Upcott Gill sd (1887). In-8 VIII 430pp. Demi basane vert lierre à coins signés d'une chaînette à froid, dos à nerfs rehaussés d'une chaînette dorée, entrenerfs décorés d'une résille à froid, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, tranches dorées, rel époque. Orné de 17 figures dans le texte et 40 planches hors texte dont 18 magnifiques en couleurs. Très bel exp, en parfait état, dans une reliure décorative, complet de toutes ses planches. 3e édition considérablement augmentée et enrichie d'illustrations en couleurs de cette étude sur la reproduction et l'élevage des pigeons d'agrément, contenant la description de toutes les espèces connues à l'époque, ainsi que toutes sortes de conseils utiles aux amateurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources. The City, Ancient and Modern.

      London: Cassell and Company, n.d. [1887-1893]. [London Topography]. FINELY BOUND SET, new edition, revised and corrected. In six volumes. Quarto (27 x 20cm). Illustrated throughout with hundreds of fine wood engravings, and three very large folding maps. In contemporary red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to dark green labels on spines, and further gilt tooling. Red cloth boards; all edges and endpapers marbled.A few small tears to maps, and a little spotting to prelims of some volumes. Light external wear; spines sunned. Very good indeed. First published over the course of the 1870's, Edward Walford was brought in to complete the final four volumes of this indispensable repository of London history and anecdote after Thornbury's death.

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        Les griseries

      - Tresse et Stock, Paris 1887, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition. Vincolante metà marocco bordeaux con angoli, posteriore con cinque nervi, piatti di carta data coda marmorizzato dorati, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, testa dorata, copertine e dorsi conservati, legame firmata Canape. autografo prezioso firmato Jean Lorrain: "a José Maria Heredia (sic) cordiale omaggio al suo allievo Jean Lorrain marzo 1887 ..." Nizza copia ben stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Canape. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain : "A José Maria de Hérédia (sic) cordial hommage de son élève. Jean Lorrain. Mars 1887." Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.  

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        Les démoniaques dans l'art. Avec 67 figures intercalées dans le texte

      1887 - XII-116 pp. Paris, Adrien Delahaye et Émile Lecrosnier, 1887, in-4, XII-116 pp, , Envoi autographe signé de Richer à Jean-Marie-Georges Brugière de Lamotte (1849-1909) sur une garde blanche. Faire-part de décès de ce dernier contrecollé sur la même garde. Première édition ; Charcot et Richer collaboreront, deux ans plus tard, à un ouvrage analogue, Les difformes et les malades dans l'art (Paris, Lecrosnier & Babé, 1889). "Charcot was a talentend artist ; he collaborated with Richer, artist at La Salpêtrière, in the production af interesting books on disease and deformity as portrayed by artists, books which have put the study of medicine in relation to art upon a sound footing" (Garrison & Morton). Nombreuses figures dans le texte tirées de l'histoire de l'art. Le dernier chapitre, illustré d'après les documents contemporains, s'intéresse aux "démoniaques convulsionnaires d'aujourd'hui". Couverture usée, manques au dos. Garrison & Morton n° 6605. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed (paraph). Apparently Aberdeen, 18. II. 1887.

      1887. 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. To the concert agent Ignaz Kugel, asking him to organize a tour of Russia, Denmark or Sweden. - On headed paper "Mann's Palace Hotel".

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        Winter: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888 (c1887). First Edition. First printing Very near fine in its original green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and blackcoated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine iss lightly rubbed as is the cloth at the upper and lower tips of the boards. Page 207/208 has a hole at the spine edge of the text about 1/2 way down the page of approximately 3/8" in diameter. On the front paste down is a very handsome, one inch square, black leather book plate of Burton Currie. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents are free of any tanning or foxing. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. 439 pages including an index followed by a 14 page advertisement from Houghton Mifflin. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons" which followed Early Spring and Summer. Published records indicate that only 1,550 copies of the first printing of this title were produced making this a very uncommon title in highly collectable condition. (BAL, 20129; Borst, A.10.1a)

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        The Early Genealogies Of The Cole Families In America. (Including Coles And Cowles). With Some Account Of The Descendants Of James, By Hartford, Connecticut, 1635-1652, And Of Thomas Cole, Of Salem, Mass., 1649-1672

      Hann & Adaire For Thr Auyhor, Columbus, Ohio 1887 - Bound brown cloth with gold titles. 1887 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Triumphant Democracy or, Fifty Years' March of the Republic

      SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, LONDON 1887 - Contains fold-out graph in front, leather spine & corners, marbled boards. However, graph is torn at edge, rubbed extremeties, somewhat worn corners, PO's bookplate on inner baord, and very few ex-libris markings. DATE PUBLISHED: 1887 EDITION: 365 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American and English Yachts.

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1887). Oblong folio. Stebbins’ sought-after first book, and a yachting classic. Fifty full page gravure plates of yachts, with brief histories and dimensions. Essay on yachts and yachting by Burgess. Toy 329. Morris & Howland p. 131. Stebbins' book is usually found with foxing on the plates. The plates in this copy are fresh and clean. Solidly rebound in white canvas with the original leather cover and spine titles preserved and laid down.

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        Kaart der kantoorvlaggen en andere onderscheidingsteekenen van de Nederlandsche Noordzee-visscherij [Map of Firm Flags and other destinction signs of the Dutch North Sea fishery]. Designed by C.D. Bom. Amsterdam, Zeevaartkundige Boekhandel H.G. Bom, 1887.

      Coloured lithograph (60 x 85 cm). At the upper, central part of the map a large scene is shown with fishing ships, fishes and shells, above which the Dutch flag (2 times). Below are the national flags of Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Danmark and Norway along with the city arms of sixteen Dutch fishing towns. At both sides of the above scene and under it fourteen separate squares with the flags of the different fishing companies of the towns. Each square contains about 24 flags of the different firms (all printed in colour).B0027.

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        VENEZIA RICORDO DELL'ESPOSIZIONE ARTISTICA NAZIONALE 1887

      Venezia Zanco-Alzetta Editori 1887 4° Pagine 32 Brossura editoriale a colori di N. D'Este. Numerose incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo e fuori testo. Alcune a doppia pagina. 2 incisioni in sanguigna stampate su cartoncino fuori testo. Strappetto lungo il dorso. Ottima copia. Rarissimo.

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        Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tenders Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks

      Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation 1887 - 130 pages + 14 pages of ads, illustrations, 18 cm. 3rd edition, with title page stating "Dick and Fitzgerald." Bound in publishers original brick cloth binding. Binding tight. Housed in a custom made clamshell case bound in brown leather complete with gilt spine. Pages are white and unmarked. p. 50-53 have a small marginal stain on the bottom edge. Jerry Thomas was an American bartender (principal bar-tender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York) known for his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States. He is often considered "the father of American mixology." In addition to writing the seminal work on cocktails, his creativity and showmanship established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed Professor Jerry Thomas. His development of the "Martinez", which first appeared in this edition of his guide, has sometimes been viewed as a precursor to the modern martini. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les civilisations de l'Inde. Ouvrage illustrà de 7 chromolitographies, 2 cartes et 350 gravures et hà liographies d'aprà s les photographies, aquarelleset documents de l'auteur.

      - Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1887. Large 4to. Contemporay (Indian?) crushed dark tan half morocco over pebble-grained cloth with raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. [4, bound without presentation leaf, as sometimes the case], vii, [1, sketch map], 743, 7 chromolithographic plates, two sketch maps and numerous illustrations in the test, many full-page size, mainly after photographs; apart from very light rubbing to extremities a fine copy. First edition, the de-luxe issue on Japan paper, number 13 of a total print run of 15. 'Le meilleur ouvrage jamais à crit sur l'Inde' (Caillet). A magnificent book production, celebrating the artistic and architectural marvels of the sub-continent. Vicaire V-134. Caillet 6299. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia

      London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1887. Octavo, xii, 368 pages plus a folding colour map (435 x 190 mm). Original light fawn cloth with extensive gilt floral decoration and attractive gilt lettering; all edges uncut; cloth very lightly marked and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with a tiny amount of wear to the front bottom corner; vertical crease near the centre of one leaf; trifling occasional fingermarks; an excellent copy. 'Shortly after the return of Mr Goyder's surveying expedition to Adelaide in April, 1870, my father was appointed Government Resident of the Northern Territory'; 16 year-old Harriet accompanied William Bloomfield Douglas (see the Australian Dictionary of Biography) and the rest of the family north. She spent the better part of the next three years in the Territory (returning south for her marriage in 1871 to a nephew of the late Governor), before leaving for good in 1873 when her father was dismissed for incompetence. Her chatty account based on her personal experiences concludes then (at page 208); the rest of the book is written 'by means of researches in newspapers, official reports and other documents'. Significantly, this copy bears the ownership signature of John Lewis (Benacre, 1910) on the dedication page. The Honorable John Lewis (1844-1923) was an 'Explorer, bushman, drover, roughrider, pastoralist, businessman, legislator'; his father James accompanied Charles Sturt in 1844-45, and one of his sons was the industrialist Essington Lewis. Lewis has pencilled annotations on two pages of text. The notes on the first page relate to gold crushing statistics; the second corrects a passing comment Daly makes about him in relation to a rescue party. On page 227, Daly names the leaders of the party as Messrs. Lewis and Levi; Lewis notes that 'Levi did not go on this trip but went with J. Lewis the following year' (refer to Lewis's autobiography 'Fought and Won', chapters 13 and 14 for the full details). Offered together with a fine copy of the 1984 Hesperian Press facsimile edition. Ferguson 8939 (not noting the map).

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        PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES IN STRICTLY CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, COMMENCING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870; TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE PEDIGREES AND PERFORMANCES RECORDED IN FULL

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1887. A complete set in four thick octavo volumes. First editions, published 1887 - 1888. Original pebbled quarter red morocco and red cloth boards with gilt horse vignette on front covers. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. Profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded full-page engravings of the horses. Discreet embossed blindstamp of prior bloodstock owner in each volume. [16 pound set, will require extra shipping for Priority or international customers]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES OBJETS COLORÉS AVEC VALEURS RÉELES.; MANUEL DES PROCÉDÉS ISOCHROMATIQUES ET ORTHOCHROMATIQUES

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1887 - 8vo., ix, 193 pp., 2 plates, containing 2 photoglypties and 1 chromolithograph,15 illustrations in text. Original printed wrappers, which are soiled and chipped at the blank edges, mounted on a heavier stock and then newly bound in red cloth with a morocco spine label. Faint marginal dampstain along the lower edge of the first half of the text, with toning. A near very good copy. "Dr. H. W. Vogel discovered in 1873 that dyes added to photographic materials extended their sensitivity to colours other than blue. In 1882 commercial dry plates were produced, and these isochromatic, or orthochromatic, plates soon came into general use. Because they were much more sensitive to blue than green, they were normally exposed through a yellow filter to balance up the exposure. In 1884 Dr. Vogel discovered a method of sensitising plates to orange as well as green light." Coe, Brian, Color Photography: The First Hundred Years, 1840 - 1940, p. 34. These discoveries were fundamental for correct color photography and three-color photography. "Vogel's invention of color sensitizers. By the addition of dyes to silver bromide collodion he obtained practical three-color separation negatives, the results of which he exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1878." Eder, p. 647.This title is unique to this French edition, based upon earlier texts by Vogel. Translated into French by Henry Gauthier-Villars, and augmented with notes from the author. The three "photoglypties" are commonly known as Woodburytypes. Roosens and Salu 7664. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The geographical distribution of the family Charadriidae, or the plovers, sandpipers, snipes, and their allies.

      London : Henry Sotheran, 1887 - 88. Quarto, gilt-lettered green cloth (edges a little worn), rebacked, bookplate for Harry Forbes Witherby to front pastedown, presentation inscription on notepaper tipped-on to front free endpaper 'The editors of The Auk with the author's complts. Christmas, 1887', label from the Nature Conservancy Council Library Service with note 'Bought by W & Wesley Dec 89', pp. xxix; [1]; 524; 21 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after J.G.Keulemans, tissue guards, wood-engraved illustrations by J.G.Millais and others,  first edition, first issue with Slender-Billed Dotterel as frontispiece and list of plates without page numbers, a fine, clean copy. An important monograph by Seebohm on the shore-birds of the world, 'Only 220 copies were printed for sale illustrated with coloured plates', (Sotheran's catalogue 815, 1929, item 55). The plates illustrate species incorrectly depicted in other monographs prior to this publication. The rarer and desirable first issue. Nissen IVB 850

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        MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO ELIZABETH BISLAND FROM LAFCADIO HEARN. [NEW ORLEANS APRIL 7

      - [New Orleans 1887]. Two manuscript letters in Hearn's hand in pen and ink on yellow paper, each ca. 16 x 26.6 cm., very good, minor marginal tears, center folded twice, verso blank all in all a very good, pair letters by Lafcadio Hearn. This item is a pair of letters, incomplete, pages 7 & 8 of 8 pages in all. * The last page is signed by Lafcadio Hearn, but not dated, Bisland has cited the text and date, see below. * A fascinating primary example. The portion of the letter which is preserved with great literary great interest as Hearn writes about his admiration for the writings of Herbert Spencer, one of the most important influences on Hearn's later life. * A good example showing how Hearn was influenced and truly affected by another author, and how Hearn's attitudes, by his own admission, had a major & most catalytic affect on his later writings and life. * TYPICAL EARLY LETTERS ON YELLOW WRITING PAPER: These letters are written on the typical yellow writing paper consistent with other early letters of the 1880's written by Hearn from New Orleans that we have or have had. * THE FULL TEXT: . Page 8 ".but the thought must come first; -then the thing begins to develop, -and always in a different way from that at first intended. Also I found that the importance of noting down impressions, [underscore] introspective or otherwise, -and expanding them at leisure, is simply enormous. Perhaps you know all this already; -if not, try it and get a pretty surprise. . . I have one thing more to chat about; I am trying to get all my friends to read Herbert Spencer -beginning with First Principles [underscore]. Slow reading, but invaluable; systematizes all one's knowledge and plans and ideas. I've made three converts. The only way to read him is by paragraphs -all of which are numbered. I am now wrestling with the two Page 8 big volumes of Biology [underscore], and have digested on of the Sociology [underscore]. The Psychology [underscore] I will touch last, though it is his mightiest work. Four years study, at least, for me to complete the reading. But First Principles contains the digest of all; -the other volumes are merely corollaries. When one has read Spencer, one has digested the most nutritious portion of all human knowledge. Also the style is worth the labor, -puissant, compact, and melodious. . Believe me always . with many thanks for . kind letter, Your friend & literary brother . Lafcadio Hearn" [signed]" * EXCELLENT PROVENANCE: The pair of letters are contained in the book seller's original folder from James F. Drake an autograph, First Editions & rare book dealer located at 14 West 40th St., New York, with his typed catalogued entry on a small piece of typed paper. Then there is also an A-4 typed carbon sheet with the exact text content of the two letters. * FULL TEXT CITED IN BISLAND: The full text of this AUTHOR'S LETTER SIGNED is cited by Bisland in it's entirety: in Elizabeth Bisland's: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. * CONDITION: The letters are written in Hearn's typical handwriting in ink, the paper size is 16 x 25.6 cm., there are no stains or other detracting marks, a couple of small tears at the old folds, else solid, clean condition. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITITINGS: see various entries for Bisland. * Elizabeth Bisland: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, volume 1, p.389. Bisland dates the two letters: April 7 and 14, 1887. ***

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        MICHINGAN / MINNESOTA / ONTARIO MISSIONARY HISTORY: FRANC PIREC, O?E UMNE SADJEREJE NA KRANJSKEM IN APOSTOLSKI MISIJONAR MED INDIJANI V SEVERNI AMERIKI [FRANC PIREC, A FATHER OF SMART CULTIVATION OF FRUIT-TREES IN CRAIN AND A MISSIONARY AMONG.

      8°, 112 pp. with full-page illustration on p. 2, modern printed wrappers (Good, slightly age-toned and stained, lacking original paper wrappers). - Klagenfurt, Austria: Družba sv. Mohora, 1887. The first biography of a Slovenian Roman Catholic priest Francis Xavier Pierz (Franc Pirc), a missionary of 36 years to the Ottawa and Ojibwe Indians in present-day Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario. - This is the first separately published biography of Francis Xavier Pierz (Franc Pirc or archaically written Pirec), a Slovenian Catholic missionary in Michigan, Ontario, and Minnesota. The book includes Pietz’s biography as well as his personal notes. -This is the first separately published biography of Francis Xavier Pierz (Franc Pirc or archaically written Pirec), a Slovenian Catholic missionary in Michigan, Ontario, and Minnesota. The book includes Pietz’s biography as well as his personal notes. Pierz came to North America in 1835, following the other Slovenian missionary Father Frederic Baraga, who worked in present-day Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. In the summer of 1836 Pierz was transferred to the mission of Sault Ste. Marie, where he also sailed to other missions around the shores of Lake Superior. Two years later, in 1838, he reached Father Baraga at La Pointe, Wisconsin, who convinced Pierz to re-establish the mission at Grand Portage, Minnesota. At Grand Portage Pierz revived the mission, he arranged for the clearing of a plot of farmland which, as well as the sale of Indians’ surplus produce to nearby European-American miners. He also founded a school for the children of the mission. Only a year later he was ordered to move to take over the missions at Harbor Springs, Michigan, where remained there for 12 years. In Spring 1852, Pierz was recruited for the newly organized Minnesota Territory, where he was assigned a mission field, comprising the whole of Minnesota north of the Twin Cities. A city Pierz in Morrison County, Minnesota, originally the predominantly Germanparish of Rich Prairie, was named after Franc Pirc, who retired there in 1871. Pierz died in his native country Slovenia in 1880. The book was published seven years after Pierz’s death in Slovenian language in the Catholic publishing house in Klagenfurt in Austria. We could only trace two examples in institutions outside Slovenia (University of Notre Dame and Newberry Library). References: OCLC 439374542. Grace McDonald, "Father Francis Pierz Missionary," Minnesota History, vol. 10, 107-125; Drnovšek, Marjan. 1998. Usodna privla?nost Amerike: pri?evanja izseljencev o prvih stikih z novim svetom. Ljubljana: Nova revija, p. 54.

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        The diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his agency in Bengal; as well as on his voyage out and return overland (1681-1687).

      Printed for the Hakluyt Society London 88 89 1887 - First edition. 8vo. 3 volumes, 21 Illustrations, 1 map, original blue cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, rebacked with blue calf gilt, bookplates, spine labels, and blind stamps of the United Service Institution. Hakluyt Society First Series, nos. 74, 75, & 78. Volume I. The Diary, with Index. Volume II. Containing Notices regarding Sir William Hedges, documentary Memoirs of Job Charnock, and other biographical and miscellaneous Illustrations of the Time in India. Volume III. Containing Documentary Contributions to a Biography of Thomas Pitt, Governor of Fort St George; with Collections on the early History of the Company's Settlement in Bengal; and on early Charts and Topography of the Hœgl' River. Transcribed for the Press, with introductory Notes, etc. by R. Barlow, Esq., and illustrated by Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc. by Colonel Henry Yule, R.E., C.B., Ll.D., President of the Hakluyt Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alexander Archipenko. Mit einer Einleitung von Prof. Dr. Hans Hildebrandt, Stuttgart, einem Porträt des Künstlers und 66 Abbildungen.

      Seltene erste Monographie über den 1887 in Kiew geborenen und während seines Pariser Aufenthaltes durch den französischen Kubismus geprägten Maler und Bildhauer Archipenko. Er hatte bis zu seiner endgültigen Auswanderung in die USA von 1921 - 1923 in Berlin eine eigene Schule. Geringe Bleistiftmarginalien, Einband etwas fleckig, sonst guter Zustand.

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        FLAGS OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES CARRIED DURING THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-1865 TO DESIGNATE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE DIFFERENT ARMIES, ARMY CORPS, DIVISIONS AND BRIGADES.

      Philadelphia 1887 - Dornbusch III, 155. 87 full page chromolithograph plates of flags. Colors bright. Large 11 x 14. First edition, interior clean and tight, tips of spine frayed, publishers advertisement for his volume laid in. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. 441-61 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

      Chicago: W.t. Keener, 1887. Very Good in the original green cloth, gilt lettering spine and front board, boards are rubbed and solied, lacking the rear endpage. Presentation book plate front paste down -"Presented to the Physio-Medical College of Indiana By Melville C. Keith, M.D. Christmas 1888". Errata slip tipped in at final page of text. Edwin Hartley Pratt was the founder of the Chicago-based Orificial Surgery Society in 1887. Orificial surgery sought to cure many of the physical and psychological ills of the body by surgical corrections to the various orifices, mainly those below the waist. This movement in mainstream American medicine flourished until the 1920s, and the numbers of those subjected to orificial surgery during its brief heyday are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. It is remembered mainly today for its advocacy of circumcision in both males and females. RARE in the 1887 First Edition, a wonderful curiosity for any medical book collection !. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen

      Munich: Verlag Braun & Schneider, 1887. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's pictorial boards in a multitude of colors, black cloth spine renewed. Very good. Unpaginaged. 32 x 24 cm. Cover title, a pop-up book with eight full-page chromolithographed plates, each with a movable tab to set the scene in motion, all are intact: Der Lowe, Die Schwane, Die Giraffe, das Kalb, Der Papagei, Das Kamel, Die beiden Schweinchen, Der Elefant with verses by Franz Bonn. Collection of animated and sometimes elaborate pictures of animals near and far. Maurice Sendak calls ''Der Papagei'' (The Parrot) ''perhaps one of the most spectacular of all Meggendorfers'' and ''Die Schäwne'' (The Swan) ''one of the loveliest portraits in the Meggendorfer gallery.'' "There is little doubt that the most elaborate and ingenious movables ever produced were those of the German Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925) made during the 1880s and 1890s..." [see: HAINING, Movable Books, pp.65-73]. Loss at lower front cover corner, approx. two centimeters.

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        LA CASA GRAVINA CENNO E TAVOLE GENEALOGICHE.

      TIP. DELL'ARMONIA, 1887. 8 TAV. DI ALBERI GENEALOGICI STAMP. SU CARTA PESANTE, GRANDE TAV. ACQUERELLATA CON L'ARME DI CASA GRAVINA, DEDICA AUTOGRAFA DELL'AUTORE IN COP., ACCOMPAGNA IL VOLUME UNA CARTA DA VISITA DELL'AUTORE; LIEVE MANCANZA ALLA COP. ANT. PICCOLE. ABRASIONI AL DORSO; BUONE CONDIZ. 9

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        The Woodlanders

      London: MacMillan and Co.,, 1887. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles gilt to spines, decorations to spines and boards in black, dark brown endpapers. Housed in a custom green cloth folding solander box. With the half-titles and advertisement leaf in vol. I. Spines gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, light foxing to edges, prelims, and endmatter; an excellent, bright set. First edition, bound in the first state cloth. Publishers' presentation copy with their purple stamp, "With the publishers' compliments" on the head of the title pages. The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, of which 860 were bound thus in March 1887. The remaining 140 sets of sheets were subsequently bound in a similar remainder binding with a single ruled frame to the covers, believed to have occurred sometime before September of 1887 when Macmillan released its follow up one volume edition of 2,000 copies. The Woodlanders was referred to by Hardy as "his best and his own favourite among his novels" (Purdy).

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