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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        The Woodlanders 

      First edition. 3 volumes. 8vo., original green cloth. London, MacMillan & Co.

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        ENZO MANFREDINI. Raccolta di disegni preparatori per cartoline.

      - Preziosa raccolta di 52 bellissimi disegni originali firmati del pittore Enzo Manfredini preparatori per cartoline + 5 disegni originali su carta + 20 cartoline a stampa di caricature sempre di Enzo Manfredini. ENZO MANFREDINI nacque a Modena il 30 giugno 1887 e perseguì gli studi classici; alla vigilia della laurea a Torino abbandonò l?idea della professione e si stabilì, dietro consiglio di Marinetti, a Parigi. Nel 1913 la capitale francese aveva un Atelier Manfredini aperto a ?publicitè, dessins, affiches, illustrations?, attivo e ricco di commissioni; gloria e quattrini gli fornivano i principali quotidiani e periodici francesi (Le Journal, Petit Parisien, Le Rire, Le Sourire, Pêle-Mêle e altri) che si disputavano i suoi disegni. Difficile oggi trovare le due raccolte che egli pubblicò fra il 1917 e il 1918, l?una edita da Andrea Salmon, l?altra da Andrea Vauxcelles. A Parigi dunque, che lo proclamò il più completo ed originale dei caricaturisti moderni e dove divenne amico di Amedeo Modigliani, si svolse quasi interamente la sua attività di illustratore. Quanto invece possiamo testimoniare è la grande rilevanza che la cultura e la critica francese, inglese e spagnola diedero alla sua attività caricaturale e la considerazione che per lui ebbero quale innovatore di stile. L. Frigieri Leonelli. Arte Modenese fra Otto e Novecento. Modena, Artioli editori,1987, p. 191. Bibliografia: Rassegna d?arte, n. 22 (1922) p. 200. Thieme U. Becker, Kunstlerle, 24 (1930), p. 10. A.M. Comanducci, Dizionario ill. dei pittori, inc. mod. e cont. Milano, 1962. Benezit, vol. 5, p. 748. F.A. e Santi Savarino, Disegni di Enzo Manfredini, catalogo della mostra allestita in Modena dal 17 al 27 febbraio 1962 nella sede dell?Università del tempo libero con la collaborazione degli Amici dell?Arte. Old Gallery. Caricaturisti modenesi 26 gennaio - 7 febbraio 1980, patrocinio Cassa di Risparmio di Modena; sala mostre del centro studi ?L.A. Muratori? Axs

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        DICCIONARIO ENCICLOPEDICO HISPANO AMERICANO DE LITERATURA, CIENCIAS Y ARTES.

      - Barcelona 1887-1908. Montaner y Simón. Encuadernación editorial. Veinticuatro tomos (El 5 es doble) + Cuatro ápendices. Obra profusamente ilustrada con miles de grabados. Texto a tres columnas. Los tomos 1- 2-3 -4-6-9-13-18-21 y 25 tienen las cubiertas algo rozadas. Alrededor de 1000 páginas por tomo. Sello anterior propietario. 32x23. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Britain. England, Wales, and Scotland as far as Loch Maree and the Cromarty Firth.

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker 1887 - First edition. lxii, 530 pp; 14 maps, 24 plans, and a panorama. Publisher's red cloth gilt, non-pareil edges. Occasional dust-soiling, map 6 detached and worn, railway map of England and Wales crudely repaired. Binding soiled but sound; a good solid copy. A very scarce first edition which rarely appears on the market. This English edition served as a basis for the German edition published later in 1889. Ireland was never included in the English edition. Issued August 1887. Hinrichsen E215. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finale - der Tod als Geiger. Orig.-Radierung.

      50 x 35 cm, 36 x 25 cm , Min. stockfleckig - sonst schöner Abzug. Einzelblatt aus der Mappe Totentanz (60 Exemplare). Vom Künstler links unten betitelt, rechts signiert. Aus familiären Nachlass.- Josef Divéky, auch Josef von Divéky (1887-1951) ungarischer Grafiker und Designer. Nach Besuch einer privaten Malschule studierte Divéky 1905-1907 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien bei Alois Delug und 1907-1910 an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule Schüler bei Rudolf Larisch und Berthold Löffler. Beruflich war Divéky als Gebrauchsgrafiker in Wien, Zürich, Brüssel und Budapest erfolgreich tätig. Ab 1919 lebte er in Bethlis in der Schweiz. Wegen einer Steuerschuld wurde Diveky von den schweizer Behörden ausgewiesen. Ab 1941 lehrte er an der Kunstgewerbeschule Budapest. 1951 Krankheit und Suizid.Divéky arbeitete für die Wiener Werkstätte, als Designer für die Glaslusterfirma Lobmeyr. Er war ein hervorragender Grafiker und Buchillustrator, schuf zahlreiche Exlibris, publizierte in verschiedenen Zeitschriften.

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        The Parlour Conjurer (sic).

      sp;- London - Spencer Blackett, 1887 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small instructional work on parlour magic. An extremelyscarce work on parlour magic. Number 19 from the 'British Standard Handbooks' series from Spencer Blackett. Undated, copac estimates date at 1883. However, Spencer Blackett acquired J & RMaxwell in 1887,and to the rear wrap it is stated that Blackett is the successor to J and R Maxwell. The British Standard Handbooks series were originally sold at 2d each and are advertised as 'A New Series of Illustrated Practical Handbooks of Sports and Pastimes'. The rear wrap states that 'These Handbooks are perfect encyclopaedias of information upon their respective topics they readily commend themselves as marvels of cheapness'. A scarce work, with only one on Copac. This title explains many tricks to do with palming, coin tricks, card tricks and more. Published by Spencer Blackett, a publishing company founded by the third son of Henry Blackett ofHurst and blackett. By the time of this publication he had bought publishing house 'John Maxwell' who previously published British Standard Hand Books. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, worn. Loss to the head and tail of front wrap due to chipping. Light rubbing to the wraps. Loss to the bottom of front wrap means publisher's name is obscured. Losses to the spine also. Front wrap is lifting at the tail of joint. A few small chips to rear wrap, not affecting any text. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887. First edition. 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.

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        Isles of the Princes; or the Pleasures of Prinkipo

      Putnam's, New York and London 1887 - pp. [2], ix, 381, 6 pp. of undated ads, illustrated with 2 maps, one folding and 25 early photographs of life and topography of Bosphorus and the Princes Isles. Signed J. F. Grabau binding, deep brown three quarters gilt stamped morocco, 6 panel gilt stamped and decorated spine ( leaf & crown ) as pictured, TEG, ribbon marker - Grabau was considered Buffalo NY's finest design binder who had several of his own binderies, as well as doing fine bindings for the Roycroft Bindery [ 1902 to 1905 ] - signed & inscribed to D. N. Lockwood by the author - Lockwood's son donated a half million dollars and his personal substantial Rare Book collection to establish the Lockwood Memorial Library, at UB. The author, Samuel Cox was an American Congressman & Diplomat who represented Ohio and NY in the House of Representatives. He also served as the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, which inspired several books of exotic travel, including this title. It describes the author's sojourn in Prinkipo, a former Greek Island under Ottoman rule [ but now Turkish ]. It discusses the exotic flora & fauna, the Church & Mosques, strange customs, languages, ethenic groups and dress. An interesting association copy, fine provinance & fine binding - scarce book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire topographique et anecdotique des rues de Bayonne -

      Imprimerie A. Lamaignère 1887 -, Bayonne - 7 In-12 Tome 1: 360 pp. Tome 2: 351 pp. Tome 3: 354 pp. Tome 4: 367 pp. Tome 5: 343 pp. Tome 6: 330 pp. Tome 7: 94 pp. Reliure demi-basane marron à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Couvertures conservées. Intérieur avec petites rousseurs. En bon état EDITION ORIGINALE. Bien complet du plan de Bayonne accompagné du transparent portant des numéros de référence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire généalogique des Courtin.

      Paris, Au Conseil Héraldique de France, 1887, demi-maroquin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tête dorée. -Petite restauration sans manque p. 426, rousseurs claires éparses, ex-dono à la plume dans la marge sup. du f. de faux-titre. -Bel exemplaire. - in-4 de (4)-747-(1) pp. + 14 pl. h.t. ; Edition originale. Tirée à 175 exemplaires. Très rare.Saffroy 39448.Bel ouvrage. Travail considérable, relatif à une famille établie dans le Maine, le Perche, l'Ile-de-France, l'Artois et la Picardie, le Forez. Orné d'un nombre considérable de blasons dans le texte et de 14 jolies planches, la plupart à l'eau-forte, vues des châteaux de Soulgé-le-Courtin et Anvers-le-Courtin, de Cissé, de Rosay, de la Bastie, de Saint-Marcel, d'Urfé, de Beauvoir, etc. Les preuves de l'histoire donnent le texte ou analysent 2 231 pièces. Un index complet des noms termine l'ouvrage qui est précédé d'une importante et savante étude formant une véritable histoire des vicissitudes de la noblesse à travers les âges.

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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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        A Ride Through Syria to Damascus and Baalbec, and Ascent of Mount Hermon.

      Abram & Sons, London 1887 - 60 pp., hand-coloured lithographed folding map, 5 wood-engraved plates, illustrations, original boards, slightly damaged spine, title gilt on spine & front cover, some light spotting to map and title, else a notably crisp and clean copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE, by John Charles Fremont. Including in the Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, during the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton, in Connection Western Expansion.

      Belford, Clarke & Company, Chicago 1887 - xxii, 655 pages of text. Recased in brown simulated leather, retaining the original boards. Complete including large folding map at page 120 titled "Map Showing Country Explored.". Many of the engraved plates have minor browning to the edges, but the text pages are not affected. The title page and front endpaper have a small tear repaired. Title continues ".by Jessie Benton Fremont. A Retrospect of Fifty Years, Covering the most Eventful Periods of Modern American History. Superbly Illustrated by Original Portraits, Descriptive Plates, and, from the Missouri River to the Pacific, by a Series of Sketches and Daguerrotypes made during the Journeys. The Illustrations are now Masterpieces of Darley, Hamilton, Schussele, Dallas, Kern, Wallin and others. Engraved under the Supervision of J.M. Butler, with Maps and Colored Plates. Vol. I. [all published]. Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902). Howes F367: "Embraces the first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California." Reproduces many illustrations that originally encompassed his government publications. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Feud of Oakfield Creek: A Novel of California Life

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1887 - First edition. Pictorial mustard yellow cloth stamped in red and black. Front hinge neatly repaired, some modest loss of cloth and a small glue remnant at the crown, overall a near very good copy with the bookplate of notable poet Edmund Clarence Stedman on the front pastedown and Agnes Neustadt's decorative bookplate (illustrated by Frederick Spenceley) on the front fly. Penciled name ("Stedman", probably in his hand on the titlepage. Tipped-in is a three page (three pages of a fold leaf) Autograph Letter Signed by Royce to Stedman dated May 8, 1890. The letter begs forgiveness for his failure to write earlier, thanking Stedman for a dinner given in his honor at the Author's Club, and asking Stedman to convey to the Board of the Club that he would like to gain out-of-town membership in the Club. Josiah Royce, born in Grass Valley, California, was best known as one of the great American philosophers, whose work at Harvard also had a profound effect on the philosophy of logic as it influenced mathematics. He was unusual among American philosophers for his interest and writings on history, particularly on his birth state of California, from whence this novel was inspired. Shortly after publishing this novel he had a nervous breakdown requiring him to take a leave of absence from his academic duties, and indeed in the letter he references the pressures of those duties. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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        Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in the Gold Regions of Africa.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1887. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, front boards ruled in blind, publisher's device to rear boards in blind, brown coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Etched frontispiece with tissue-guard to each volume, 12 similar plates. Ownership signature of H. C. Newton to front free endpaper versos. Spines slightly darkened, rubbed at extremities, with a couple of faint marks, sides very lightly rubbed and marked, faint indentation to vol. 1 front board, very pale spotting to free endpapers and half-titles, else internally very clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition. Anderson was a magistrate in the colonial government of the Cape Colony until 1860, when he decided to explore the largely unknown regions north of the colony. Following a series of preparatory expeditions in Natal, he set out for the Drakenberg Mountains in 1863, visiting Orange Free State and the area later known as Griqualand West, and later travelling to Moffat's missionary station in Bechuanaland, collecting "much information" on the area's inhabitants (Mendelssohn). He then nearly died of thirst crossing the Kalahari Desert to Matabeleland, and later travelled in Namaqualand, Damaraland, and Ovampoland, also "spending considerable time on the Orange River, shooting, boating geologising, and taking notes of everything of interest" (ibid.) There are also sporting encounters lion, leopard, giraffe and buffalo, "as well as the usual hunts for plains antelope for the pot" (Czech).

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        The Isles of the Princes; or The Pleasures of Prinkipo.

      New York and London, Putnam, 1887. 8vo. Original gilt and black illustrated brick-red diced cloth with bevelled edges, patterned endpapers; pp. [2], ix, 381, [6], advertisements, illustrated with two maps and several plates; a very good copy; bookplate inside front cover. First edition. Prinkipo (Büyükada) is the largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, where the US Minister to Turkey had spent and enjoyed a summer. Apart from descibing excursions to the neighboring islands, European and Asian mainland, Cox, the diplomat, writes about the 'Eastern Question, i.e. the state of the Great Game, the Caucasus and oil in the region. At that time Prinkipo was still a mainly Greek settlement.

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        Photographic Illustrations, with a Description of Mandalay & Upper Burmah Expeditionary Force, 1886-87. By a Cavalry Officer.

      

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        The deformity termed "pug nose" and its correction by a simple operation (pp.621-623, 4 Abb.).

      Medical Record, 35. - New York, June 4, 1887, 4, IV, 728 pp., zahlreiche Abbildungen, feiner Halbpergameinteinbandim Stil der Zeit. First Edition! "A landmark paper from America, the beginning of cosmetic rhinoplasty" McDowell"Roe invented the intranasal approach for corrective rhinoplasty". John 0. Roe, M.D., LL.D. (1848-1915) was born at Patchgogue, Long Island in a family descended on both sides from English ancestors who were among the earliest settlers of Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received the degree of M.D. in 1870 from this University. Coming to New York, he matriculated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, receiving his diploma in the class of 1871. After a year of graduate courses in New York, Roe entered upon the special practice of diseases of ear, nose, and throat in Rochester, New York. He soon recognized the necessity of additional training and to secure this went to Europe where, for a period of two years, he worked in clinics in Vienna, London, and Berlin, notably with Sir Morell Mackenzie. Returning to Rochester, he became laryngologist to the Rochester Hospital.In 1887, Roe gave this paper on an intranasal approach "without wounding the skin" for the correction of saddle nose deformity.Garrison & Morton, No.5754.4

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to her cousin Anna Turner and Anna's husband George [with]: A group of family photographs

      [Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1887. Near Fine. Quarto sheets. Measuring 8.5" x 8". Two pages in pencil on laid paper with watermark of a crane and "Japanese Linen 1886," written on two sheets, rectos only, lacking one of the original leaves. Old creases from prior folding, some wear and discoloration, but near fine.An astonishingly sophisticated letter by the 7-year old Helen Keller to her cousin Anna Keller Turner and her husband George, describing a train trip to Huntsville, Alabama, that she took with her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Keller began studying with Sullivan in March of 1887. This letter, written only months later, demonstrates Keller's remarkable progress in learning to communicate, and it is one of the earliest known Keller letters. Michael Anagnos, the director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, describes Keller's gains after beginning her studies with Annie Sullivan: "In the course of four months Helen mastered more than four hundred and fifty common words -- nouns, verbs transitive and intransitive, adjectives and prepositions which she could use correctly and spell with perfect accuracy. At the same time she learned to read raised characters with the tips of her fingers almost spontaneously and with very little effort on the part of her instructress, to converse freely by means of the manual alphabet, to cipher, to write a neat 'square hand,' and to express her elementary ideas in correct composition" (Anagnos, "Helen Keller. A Second Laura Bridgman," in Fifty-Sixth Annual Report of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts School For The Blind, 1888).Anagnos describes a letter written by Keller to her mother on 12 July 1887 during a trip to Hunstville and then briefly mentions the present letter: "On her return to Tuscumbia from her visit to Huntsville, Helen wrote a long letter to her cousin George, giving him a minute account of everything that occurred on her way home. She speaks of her meeting in the steam-cars a kind lady, who gave her a drink of water but who 'did talk wrong on fingers.' The mention of the drink of water, which isn't included in this letter, suggests that a page is missing, although the letter otherwise flows well.The letter reads in its entirety:"helen will write letter to cousin george helen and teacher did go to huntsville steam car does go fast george did give helen soda water anna did buy helen pretty new hat helen did play with pinky horse does like sugar mr. rea did kiss helen carlotta will come to see helen in tuscumbia corinne and may and louise did come to see helen robert did shoot little bird wrong [...] helen and teacher did come home. lady did talk wrong on fingers. conductor did take ticket and punch. teacher did buy orange and helen did put orange in bag for mother leila has little new baby new baby is bessie bessie is eva sister mildred is helen sister helen is sick doctor will give medicine to make well helen does love george and anna helen will kiss george and anna good-by helen keller"Keller's autobiography (The Story of My Life, 1903) contains a section on her letters. A short note to her cousin Anna is listed as her earliest letter (June 17, 1887) followed by a longer letter to her mother on July 12, 1887. The chronology then skips to September 1887 when Keller writes an encouraging letter to the blind girls at the Perkins Institution. An August 21, 1887 letter by Annie Sullivan mentions a "beautiful time in Huntsville" which would place the present letter sometime in mid-July --- making it perhaps the third earliest known Keller letter. The handwriting and grammatical constructions, especially the use of "did" in past tense constructions and the omission of articles, is consistent with Keller's early letter-writing style.[with:]: A Cabinet Card Photo of Keller, by Collins in Huntsville, Alabama; as well as 20 additional 19th Century cabinet cards of other close Keller family members, including three images of Anna Turner, the recipient of this letter. In addition there are six more 19th Century photographs (all but one a cabinet cards) of more distant Keller family relations, all photographs identified on the backs in a later hand. One of the earliest known letters by Helen Keller, written just months after beginning her studies with Annie Sullivan, with additional family photographs. A remarkable artifact, and possibly the earliest Keller letter not held in an institution.

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        Autobiography and Reminiscences …

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, , 1887. Edited by his Daughter. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and block of the Star of India to spine gilt, frame blocked in blind to covers, Forsyth arms gilt to front cover, publisher's device blocked in blind to rear cover, black coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature and tissue-guard, folding coloured map. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Spine toned and gently rolled, slight wear to tips, a couple of faint marks to covers, light foxing to frontispiece; an excellent copy. First edition of this posthumously published memoir of service in Asia, touching on the Great Game. Forsyth was deputy commissioner at Ambala during the outbreak of the Mutiny and quickly secured a supply of grain and transport for the Delhi Relief Force. He proudly recounts how he was one of the first officers to execute a rebel, and after the relief of Delhi he was appointed as one of the special commissioners to hunt down escaping insurgents, "a job he relished" (ODNB), and for which he was created CB. He undertook a number of missions into central Asia, in 1867 travelling to Ladakh to firm up trade relations, and in 1869 he visited St. Petersburg and obtained an agreement with the Russians on the extent of the Amir of Kabul's territory. A failed mission to Yarkand in 1870 was followed by his misjudged intervention in the rising of the Kukas, a millenarian Sikh sect, in Maler Kotla. On arrival he approved the resident officer's decision to blow nearly fifty Kukas from the cannon's mouth, and compounded this by sentencing the remaining miscreants to more of the same. Demotion to a relative backwater followed. Forsyth's career was salvaged by the incoming viceroy, Lord Northbrook, who in 1872 appointed him plenipotentiary to Yarkand. The second expedition met with great success, establishing excellent commercial relations with the amir and producing a wealth of geographical, botanical and ethnographical information on the region. On his return Forsyth was made KCSI and elected FRGS. In view of Russia's conquest of Khiva earlier in the year, Forsyth's mission was of considerable significance in the playing out of the Great Game. He may have overstated the case somewhat, but the "belief that Russia was the rising power, that she is destined to advance still further, that England is afraid of her, and will do nothing to oppose her progress" (Forsyth's Secret Despatches, quoted in Huttenback "The Great Game in the Pamirs," Modern Asian Studies IX, 1) was rife in the region and clearly needed some corrective.

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