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        The ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE Of ENGLAND Including the Orders During the British, Roman, Saxon, and Norman Eras; and Under the Reigns of Henry III. and Edward III. A New and Improved Edition with Notes and Copius Indexes by John Britton, Esq., F.S.A., Etc.

      Henry G. Bohn,, London: 1887 - Engraved t.p. 109 plates. Very heavy book, extra postage required. Frontis & engraved title leaves separating along gutter. Volume rebacked. Paper turning brittle, with some odd leaf chipping. Ex-lib, with spine call letteres, bookplate & the occasional stamp. Withal, a VG copy. Period maroon half calf with marbled paper boards. TEG. Elephant Folio. 20" x 13". "A New Edition". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE Of ENGLAND Including the Orders During the British, Roman, Saxon, and Norman Eras; and Under the Reigns of Henry III. and Edward III. A New and Improved Edition with Notes and Copius Indexes by John Britton, Esq., F.S.A., Etc

      Henry G. Bohn London:: Henry G. Bohn,. 1887.. Elephant Folio. 20" x 13". "A New Edition".. Period maroon half calf with marbled paper boards. TEG.. Frontis & engraved title leaves separating along gutter. Volume. rebacked. Paper turning brittle, with some odd leaf chipping. Ex-. lib, with spine call letteres, bookplate & the occasional stamp.. Withal, a VG copy.. Very heavy book, extra postage required. . Engraved t.p. 109 plates.

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        Le Théâtre contemporain. Tomes 1, 2 et 3. [Envoi autographe signé à Madame Charles Hayem]

      Paris: L. Frinzine, 1887. Livre. Très bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-12. Paris, L. Frinzine (tome 1) puis Maison Quantin, 1887, 1888, 1889. 3 volumes in-12, (6) 300, (6) 324, (6) 356 pp., reliures de l'époque de demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, têtes dorées (la reliure du tome 3 est différente dans les fers et papiers utilisés). Editions originales dont les tomes 1 et 2 portent un ENVOI autographe signé de Barbey d'Aurevilly à Madame Charles Hayem. Le premier envoi est particulièrement amusant ("le dernier rire d'un homme qui ne rit plus"), le second est laconique. Le tome 1 est de première émission puisqu'il porte la date de 1887 et est au nom de l'éditeur Frinzine quand la plupart des exemplaires sont à la date de 1888 et au nom de la maison Quantin. Le tome 3 est paru après la mort de l'auteur et il est donc logique qu'il ne porte pas d'envoi. Amélie Franck, épouse du grand collectionneur Charles Hayem, tenait un salon artistique et littéraire très courru que Barbey, qui fut un intime du couple, fréquenta jusqu'à sa mort. Coins du tome 3 un peu émoussés sinon un bel exemplaire d'agréable provenance. (VICAIRE, I, 307).

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        Rawlinson's Ancient Monarchies. 5 Great Monarchies; The Sixth Monarchy; The Seventh Monarchy

      Chicago, IL: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6."x8.5. 600+ Illus & Maps. (full book description) Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago, IL, 1887. Later Printing, VG, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=6."x8.5", 2546pgs. 600+ Illus & Maps. 6 Volumes in 5. Pebbled dark green cloth covers. Five Great Monarchies (3 volumes), The Sixth Great Monarchy (1 volume), The 7th Great Monarchy (2 volumes in 1), Volumes 1-3 2nd edition. Ink gift note on black page after front endpaper in Volume 1, o.w. all are clean and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, underlines, etc. GREAT SET!! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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      1887. FIELD, Eugene. A COLLECTION. A selection of 16 works of Eugene Field uniformly bound in three-quarter morocco over marbled boards; spines in gilt. The original front cover and spine is bound-in at the end of each volume. This collection includes: FIELD, Eugene. CULTURE'S GARLAND: BEING MEMORANDA OF THE GRADUAL RISE OF LITERATURE, ART, MUSIC AND SOCIETY IN CHICAGO, AND OTHER WESTERN GANGLIA. Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1887. First Edition. No. 16 of "Ticknor's Paper Series of Choice Reading". FIELD, Eugene. A LITTLE BOOK OF PROFITABLE TALES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Trade Edition. FIELD, Eugene. WITH TRUMPET AND DRUM. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. First Trade Edition. FIELD, Eugene. SECOND BOOK OF VERSE. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893. First Trade. FIELD, Eugene. ECHOES FROM THE SABINE FARM. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Later Printing. FIELD, Eugene. THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF A BIBLIOMANIAC. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. From "The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field". FIELD, Eugene. THE HOUSE: AN EPISODE IN THE LIVES OF REUBEN BAKER, ASTRONOMER, AND OF HIS WIFE ALICE. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. From " The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field". FIELD, Eugene. SECOND BOOK OF TALES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. From "The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field". BELOW, Ida Comstock. EUGENE FIELD IN HIS HOME. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1898. First Edition. FIELD, Eugene. THE COMPLETE TRIBUNE PRIMER. Boston: The Mutual Book Company, 1901. Later Printing. FIELD, Eugene. THE CLINK OF THE ICE AND OTHER POEMS WORTH READING. Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1904. Second Printing. FIELD, Eugene, JOHN SMITH U.S.A. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company, 1905. Fifth Printing. FIELD, Eugene. IN A WINK-A-WAY LAND. Chicago: M.A. Donohue& Company, 1905. First Thus.

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        Incidents in My Life, With a Family Genealogy

      Pittsburgh: Jos. Eichbaum. 1887. Hardcover. Very Good+. First edition, 1887. Black leatherette small 4to, 262 pp.. With frontispiece portrait, drawings and facsimile copies of documents and letters, including the signed statement from Abraham Lincoln appointing Batchelor the Surveyor of the Customs of the Port of Pittsburgh. Batchelor was an old-time steamboat man on the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri. This is a presentation copy SIGNED by the author and it has "Lindisfarne Augh 1 1900" stamped on the flyleaf and a successive blank page. The hinges are strained and there is some general wear to the exterior, mostly at the corners. A Very good+ copy whose contents are clean and bright. Rare. Small 4to. Digital images available upon request.

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        Niederösterreichischer Amts-Kalender für das Jahr 1886. Mit Benützung amtlicher Quellen zusammengestellt

      Wien, k .k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei 1887.. XXII. Jg. 4°. XXI, 844 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Prachtband mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung auf Rü. u. beiden Deckeln, Vollgoldschn., Moiréeseidenvors. Rü. u. Vorderdeckel tlw. geschossen, k. Bereibung a. d. Vorderdeckel Mit einer genealogischen Stammtafel des Hauses Habsburg-Lothringen 1708-1886 und den Plänen des Zuschauerraumes der Wiener Theater und Musivereins-Säle. Am Innendeckel ein Bibliotheksetikett v. Schloss Ellischau (im Böhmerwald).

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        Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses ... in ... Chronological Order, Commencing in 1702 and Ending in 1870, Together with Their ... Pedigrees and Performances, Etc. - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London : Sampson Low & Co. , 1887, 88, 1887. The Scarce 1st edition. All plates present and complete with tissue-guard. Subject: Amusements - Equestrian - sporting prints. Very good in the original gilt-tooled buckram cloth. Recased in matching gilt-blocked aniline calf. Minor dust-dulling only to the panel edges. Highly uncommon in such polished and positive condition. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        I'm Perfectly Happy. " a little shoeshine boy with his hands up. Engraving by R.A. Mueller after J.G. Brown. SIGNED BY BOTH

      n.p., 1887 - Signed in plate by Brown "1885" on matt Copyright 1887 by R.A. Mueller. In original mat.

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      Establecimiento tipográfico y casa editorial Felipe González Rojas. 1887 - 1892., Madrid. - 1011 págs; 966 págs + VIII págs +1 h ; 1126 págs + 1 h ; 1112 págs ; 1216 págs. Encuadernación castigada con roces en partes superior e inferior del lomo y cantos de los mismos. Historia natural del planeta tierra con la descripción de los seres orgánicos que la pueblan y los inorgánicos que forman su masa, conprendiendo la Antropología, Zoología, Botánica, Geología y Mineralogía, ó sea Buffón Novísimo, ampliado con las importantes teorías y descubrimientos con que se ha enriquecido la ciencia en los últimos años, según los trabajos y obras de los más célebres naturistas contemporáneos, obra publilcada bajo la dirección de Antonio Orio y de Tomás A. Andrés Montalvo. Ilustrado con 54 láminas a color y algunas figuras intercaladas en el texto en blanco y negro. Holandesa lomo piel y tapas en tela. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1887. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. New York: Scribner and Welford, n.d. 24 pp undated ads. Original pictorial terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First American Edition, actually published and bound in England by Blackie -- one of only 185 copies. This is a boys' tale sited amidst the campaign against the Spanish Armada during the 1330s. In 1886 Blackie sent over some copies of two Henty titles, with "Scribner and Welford" title pages post-dated 1887. Then in 1887, Blackie sent over (undated) copies of the seventeen other Henty titles they had published in England, including this one, in very small numbers (250 or fewer copies for thirteen of the seventeen) -- making these 1887 Scribner & Welford titles among the scarcest of Henty books. Five of the titles, again including this one, have the smallest number of copies -- a mere 185.~This copy has the "1887-B" ad catalogue, with a seven-line description for THE SEVEN WISE SCHOLARS (no priority established). Condition is very good (the volume is expertly rebacked, preserving the entire binding and original endpapers; the volume shows little wear or soil). Eastman pp 5-7. This is an extremely scarce Henty edition: for each of the 1887 titles, Eastman notes how many copies he located in the major personal and institutional Henty collections; this is one of just two titles for which there was "no copy reported"; today there are perhaps three known copies.

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        Julian Huxley Archive containing manuscripts, letters, photos, 680 original drawings, letters from many important geneticists, biologist, etc. including, Nobel Prize winning H. J. Muller and others

      UNBOUND. Julian Huxley (1887-1975) Evolutionary biologist, eugenicist. Archive containing manuscripts, letters, photos, 680 original drawings, letters from many important geneticists, biologist, etc. including, Nobel Prize winning H. J. Muller and others : including Ernst Mayr winner of the Craford Prize in 1999, 11 original photographs by Julian Huxley of Africa (mostly animals) with stamps on verso "The Observer Photograph taken by Julian Huxley". Contains also many hundreds of notes in Julian Huxley's hand related to the items sent to him by his correspondents. Manuscripts include 32 page Autograph manuscript signed by Huxley of "Morphism in Birds", 9 page typed manuscript from Ernst Mayr, and others. Several als' to scientists on his personal stationary, as well as some carbons of letters sent by Huxley. While the drawings are mainly 1939-1940, the letters and manuscripts are mainly 1950s. 2 page TLS from H.J. Muller about UNESCO statement and how other important scientists wish the statement to read. Half of the letter is related to some science disagreement with a third party. A rather large archive that will need further study. The many hundreds of pieces of paper that Huxley liked to write notes on are being kept in the original folders or envelopes so as to better help a researcher try to make sense of them. Most of the letters are related to providing or seeking detailed information in re some research that is being carried out. Various conditions from good to near fine. The drawings are in very good condition with the date of completion on each. Most in pencil, some in color. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Thebes. The Hall of Columns in the Great Temple of Karnak, (Restored.)

      American Polytechnic Company Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. Limited. Color lithograph. Image measures 18 1/4" x 11 3/4". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XLVII. This beautifully printed color lithograph presents an imagined view of the Temple of Karnak restored to its original beauty. Published in 1887, the print offers a view down a colonnade of elaborately decorated pillars through a sunlit courtyard and out into the bright blue sky. This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient Egypt or Mizraim," Vol. II, which is considered a landmark of American chromolithography. This print is in very good condition, with some edge wear foxing along the outside margins not affecting the image. Samuel Augustus Binion (1853-1914) was a Polish author, traveler, and translator. With "Ancient Egypt," he sought to present Egyptian history, art, and architecture in a thorough manner. He intended the size of the work to be sumptuous enough to allow for the faithful depiction of buildings, ornamentation, hieroglyphics, and decorations in their original colors, yet still manageable for use in both private and public libraries.

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        The Heroes of the Victoria Cross. Twelve Reliefs Portraying the Various Deeds and Daring Valour Performed by Britain's Soldiers From the Crimean War To the Present Day In Commemoration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria

      London: Kensington Fine Art Association, 1887. First Edition. Leporello, wraps. Very Good. A very unusual, and scarce, double leporello, with two accordian style chromolithographed paper cut extensions, each with six panels! Only one copy of the original located on OCLC (at the University of Delaware), with two libraries holding a 1975 reprint and one, a digital version. Light soiling covering the wraps. One panel, the far end of the top panel, with an oblong sight detached partially from below (meaning a few tiny tears to slender pieces). There appears to have been paper/card columns that attached the two leporellos together. These thin pieces remain, but they all have splits so the two leporellos are extended separately, and it is now impossible to have the extended leporellos standing upright (although this was probably never a wise manner of displaying the imagery. Otherwise, a few minor crease marks to the reed-thin detailing, but no losses apparent to the imagery. Given the fragility, delicacy and fineness of the cut-out edges, the panels are in a miraculous state of preservation!

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        La Jeune pénitente".

      1887 - Crayon et encre sur papier collé sur carton, dessin préparatoire pour "Nos enfants" d'Anatole France, 1887, 28.3 x 20 cm. Dans "Nos enfants", Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL croque plusieurs enfants dans des attitudes naturelles. Ici, la planche d'illustration en couleur de l'album est légendée : "La jeune pénitente, immobile sous son dais éclatant, regarde autour d'elle et voit le ciel et la terre. C'est grand le ciel et la terre et cela peut amuser quelque temps une petite fille. Mais sa fleur d'hortensia l'occupe plus de tout le reste." Déch. et rouss. marg. Oeuvre originale

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        Jeune enfant".

      - Mine de plomb sur papier, étude pour un portrait d'enfant, reproduit dans le catalogue du Salon des Aquarellistes de 1887 (pl. VI), 31 x 19.2 cm. Par le trait de Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL, cette tête d'enfant aux boucles souples est traitée avec une douceur presque angélique, comme si l'on pouvait deviner la blondeur, les joues roses et les yeux brillants à travers le simple crayon noir. Traces d'aquarelle et frottis de crayon marg. Oeuvre originale

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        Nous n'irons plus au bois".

      1887 - Encre grise et traces de mine de plomb sur calque monté sur carton, étude pour "Nos enfants" d'Anatole France, 1887, 22.5 x 10.5 cm. Une petite paysanne de profil, très "petit chaperon rouge" avec son tablier, son mantelet et sa coiffe tourangelle, portant sabots, tient, naïve, son panier d'osier. Oeuvre originale

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      London: Suttaby & Co., 1887. The book as new but for foxing to the flyleaves, the case with damaged silk at inner spine area - all quite beautiful. Small 8vo. xii, 278p. Historiated initials. Bound in full painted vellum with pattern endpapers highlighted in gilt, a.e.g., the spine and covers beautifully painted with titles and extensive decoration, including a round portrait of Christ, all highlighted in gilt. Housed in a supplied flexible purple velvet cover with brass clasps and central cross of gilt silk thread. (The clasps with inside letters "E&S", presumably Eyre and Spottiswoode".

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin

      London: Vizetelly & Co.,, 1887. A Romance of Love and Passion. Illustrated with Seventeen Etching by Champollion from Designs by Toudouze. Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth, titles and illustrated designs to spine and upper board in gilt and brown, blind rules and publisher's insignia stamped to rear board, green endpapers. 2 pages of advertisements at the front. Illustrated plates, illustrated title page and coloured vignettes in the text. Spine rolled, extremities rubbed, hinges a little weak, front free endpaper starting loose. A very good copy, attractive withal. First English edition. First published in Paris in 1835, Gautier's most famous novel, a romance based on the life of a French swords-woman who disguised herself as a man, is the most striking example of literary interest in indeterminate gender and sexuality of that era.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

      Samuel E. Cassino,, Boston: 1887 - Frontis of Dickens, 2-color chromolithographed t.p. & 23 inserted plates with illustrations by I. M. Gaugengigl & T. V. Chominski. Somewhat uncommon edition- not in Gimbel or Vander Poel, and the last time we had a copy in stock was 2005. Slight lean. Modest wear & soiling to binding. Long, period poi to ffep. A VG copy. Original publisher's embossed faux vellum spine with green cloth boards lettered & decorated with gilt stamping. TEG. 4to. 11-1/16" x 9-1/8". 1st edition thus (Hearn, p. 175). [2], 121, [3 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Barcelona, 1887. Montaner y Simón Editores. Obra en 26 tomos. 1000pp., apróx. por tomo, 32x23cm. Holandesa-piel editorial con dorados. Dorados en lomera. Texto en columnas. Profusamente ilustrado con grabados y figuras intercalados en el texto y fuera de texto. ENCICLOPEDIAS

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        Nord Contre Sud

      Paris: J. Hetzel, 1887 Paris: J. Hetzel, 1887. First Edition (not, however, in Cartonnage Type aux Deux Elephants, but in a textured cloth binding instead). 85 engravings by L. Benett. Quarto (11" x 7.5"), red pebbled cloth with gilt spine designs and titling. All Edges Gilt, silk texture endpapers. Some dampstains on both covers, corners bumped a bit, spine shows one nick and trace scuffing, previous owner's markings on ffep. This copy is otherwise in remarkable condition, with bright gilt, strong hinges and a clean textblock with only faint age toning at page edges. With the stained covers, however, just about VG. Covers are plain red with stamped panel border lines only, the first edition apparently being prior to Hetzel's more elaborate cloth "cartonnages", at least for this title. A very scarce Verne true [French] first edition, Nord Contre Sud (North Against South) was written during a time in which Verne departed from science fiction in favor of adventure after the dime-novel spirit of the time. Later known variously in the U.S. as North Against South, Texar's Revenge, Texar the Southerner, and (in two parts) Burbank the Northerner and Texar the Southerner, it was a tale of individual Civil War conflict, but was of scant historical accuracy, and not highly thought of in its English form by U.S. reviewers. Still a scarce and interesting Verne true first, stately and loaded with Louis Benett's famous illustrations. L-29

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        Kaptein Jacobsens Reiser Til Nordamerikas Nordvestkyst 1881-83. Efter Hans Egne Optegnelser Udarbeidt Af A. Woldt. Oversat Fra Tysk Ved J. Utheim. Med et Anhang: Ordprøver Fra Alaska-Eskimoernes Sprog Af H. Rink.

      Alb. Cammermeyer, Kristiania [Oslo] - 1887, 1st Norwegian edition. () Very good. 80, 3 maps; 81-160; 161-2400; 2 plates, xxxviii, [2], 241-329pp. Small quarto. In 4 parts, each with printed wrapper, as issued. All parts housed in a blue cloth folder, elaborately stamped with borders in gilt and black to spine and front board. Titles in gilt to both. Folder lightly rubbed along shoulders of spine. Edges of parts untrimmed. Some light chipping to edges of parts 1-3. Fourth part split down the middle with the rear wrapper detached. Contemporary ownership signature to front wrapper of all parts, else internally clean with illustrations throughout. Front wrappers printed with title and illustration of a native family; rear wrappers with advertisement to subscribe to the book. Title page and index found in 4th part. A fantastic, completely unsophisticated copy in original parts of this scarce title. With an appendix of a short dictionary of Eskimos languages of Greenland, North Alaska and South Alaska. Arctic Biblio. 7956. Tourville 2315. Smith 5093. The Norwegian-language account of Jacobsen's expedition to the Northwest United States, British Columbia and Alaska to collect ethnographic specimens from the Indian and Inuit groups he encountered. Many of the items Jacobsen collected formed the core of the Field Museum ethnology collection. This first Norwegian edition is much scarcer than the German edition, and we have yet to see a copy in the original parts. Although Jacobsen himself was Norwegian, the expedition was sponsored by the Berlin Museum FÜR Völkerkunde. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Conquet 1887 - Les deux maitresse - Emmeline - le fils du Titier - Frédéric et Bernerette - Pierre et Camile. Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un portrait gravé par Burney d'après une miniature de Marie Moulin et de 15 compositions de F. Flameng et O. Cortazzo, gravées à l'eau-forte par Mordant et Lucas. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci, un des 150 sur grand papier vélin, n°34 comportant un tirage à part avant la lettre de toutes les eaux-fortes, et enrichi sur le faux-titre d'une aquarelle originale de Cortazzo. Paris, Conquet 1887. Belle reliure demi-maroquin à coins signée Carayon. Non rogné. Couverture conservée. En très bon état. Format in-4° (27x19). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our National Cathedrals (The Richest Architecture Heritage of the British Nation) Their History and Architecture From Their Foundation to Modern Times 3 Volumes


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        Caviar-Kalender. (ab 1908: Kaviar-Kalender). Hrsg. v. Jean Qui Rit. [d. i. Armin Schwarz]

      Budapest, Grimm.. 1. Jg. 1887 [1886] - 1905, 1907-1909, fehlt 1906, 1910, 1911. Zus. 22 Bde. 8°. Mit zahlr. Illustr. OBrosch. m. farb. Einbandill. Rü. tlw. berieb.3 Buchbl. gebrochen. Im Ganzen sehr gut erhalten. Jean Qui Rit [= Armin Schwarz 1858-1925], Autor des legendären Budapester Orpheums in Wien. Die ganze Reihe ging von 1 (1887) - 25 (1911). Es fehlen 1906, 1910, 1911. In dieser Geschlossenheit selten.

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        The Royal Lineage of our Noble and Gentle Families Together with Their Paternal Ancestry Traced from the Blood Royal of England (3 volumes)

      London: Hatchards, 1887. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 7158 4to. Volumes 1 (paginated 1 to 448) and 2 (paginated 448 to 865) are uniform, all edges gilt, dark blue bevelled boards, gilt decoration and titles. Volume 3 (paginated 848 to 978) has plain edges and the boards are of a darker blue, although with the same gilt motif and titles to the front board. Volume 3 is evidently from a later edition: it includes a letter from D. Saumarez (Saumarez Hall, Guernsey) to "Freda", dated January 12th (18)94, about the proof page of the family's entry in the volume, and a telegram dated January 24 (18)95 to "Lady Loraine". Lady de Saumarez and Lady Loraine are the last two whose pedigree appears in this last volume. Condition notes: The boards of all three volumes are somewhat knocked and rubbed, with a spot of bleaching or staining to the front of Volume I. Internally, all three volumes are in excellent condition. The binding is tight and sound.

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        Historia de Sevilla en la qual se contienen sus antigüedades, grandezas, y cosas memorables en ella acontecidas, desde su fundación hasta nuestros días con más el discurso de su estado en todo este progresso de tiempo, assi en lo Eclesiástico como en lo Secular.

      - Sevilla, Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense, (1887), 24 x 18 cm., hol. piel, puntas, 10 h. (la última blanca) + 271 págs. – (Segunda parte:) página 273 a 487 (Sellos de anterior poseedor. Tirada de 200 ejemplares en magnífico papel de hilo). ANDALUCÍA SEVILLA

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        Tenerife and Its Six Satellites or the Canary Islands Past and Present ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      London: Marcus Ward & Co Limited, 1887. Complete in 2 volumes, vol 1:xv[1]477pp, plus adverts, vol 2:vii[1]459pp, plus adverts, coloured maps, illustrated. Bound in original publishers light blue cloth, black title lettering, gilt design on top boards. Cloth lightly rubbed on edges/corners, some fading, stain mark on top board of volume one. Binding in good clean attractive condition. Internally, no loose pages, occasional light spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice 2 volume work.A58. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      1887. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1887. 32 pp ads dated Oct 1886. Original light blue cloth pictorially decorated in brown, black and white, all edges gilt. First British Edition of this tale that follows the adventures of the "Albatross," an aerial machine that resembles a clipper ship more than an airplane. ~Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly-impossible-to-get-to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia PA, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Goahead should have its directional screw located at the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil Evans are kidnapped and taken on an around-the-world trip in the Albatross, Robur's heavier-than-air "Clipper of the Clouds." [Kytasaari] ~George Munro was first to publish this book in English (as ROBUR THE CONQUEROR), in his cheaply and quickly-produced wrappered "Seaside Library" in June 1887; this fully-illustrated Sampson Low edition was next, in November of that year (this copy has ads from a full year earlier, but it must have been a case of the binder using up old ad catalogues). The front cover shows the Albatross "demonstrating extraordinary maneuverability as it is navigated through a narrow gap in the Rocky Mountains" [T&M].~This is a bright, near-fine copy, very slightly rubbed at the extremities but with very little other wear -- quite uncommon today in this condition. This is one of Verne's best and most sought-after tales -- published sixteen years before the Wright Brothers' historic flight. Taves & Michaluk V030; Myers 12. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        RONDAH; Or, Thirty Three Years in a Star

      Philadelphia: Peterson. , (1887).. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth designed and lettered in black. Floral end papers. 230 pp + [10] pp ads at rear. Small remnants of paper tape on inner back cover, a little wear to cloth at tips, in general a bright, attractive, very good copy. The fragile inner hinges are intact, not cracked. ¶ A very imaginative early American Science Fiction novel. Interplanetary, travels through the solar system in an asteroid, and a planet of aliens who mature as vegetables in pods, and emerge as bird-people. Also issued in paper wrappers, though we have never encountered the paperbound edition. A very nice copy of a very uncommon book, rarely seen in this condition. Bleiler: SF: The Early Years, 584.

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books]
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        The makers of Venice Doges, conquerors, painters, and men of letters

      Macmillan. Very Good+. 1887. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter brown goatskin leather bound cover with 5 raised bands and gilt embossed decor with colorful marbled boards has wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs pristine. Gilt top edge very good. Former owner's name on front end sheet with another owner's book plate tipped in. Frontispiece protected by tissue. Pages clean and appear unread. Illustrated with full page plates. Sewn in ribbon marker. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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      London, 1887. Lithograph, 47 x 62 cms, original colour, blank verso; from the first trade edition of Stanford’s London Atlas. Edward Stanford (senior) acquired Arrowmsith's stock in 1874. His own version of the London Atlas, published in Jubilee year and dedicated to Queen Victoria, is considered to be his last significant work before his retirement. Later editions were revised in keeping with the latest information. Cyprus was ceded to Britain at the Congress of Berlin in 1878, following the Great Eastern Crisis. In three centuries or so of Ottoman rule only limited new surveying work had been undertaken; one of the first British acts was to appoint a young Lieutenant H.H. Kitchener to create a full triangulated survey, a task he completed in 1883. Stanford’s map draws heavily on this, the first modern survey of the island.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        El Anacronópete. Viaje a China. Metempsicosis

      Daniel Cortezo y C.ª 1887 - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, Biblioteca “Arte y Letras”, 1887, 20.5 x 14 cm., 393 pp. + 3 h. Ilustrado con dibujos a plena página y entre el texto, letras capitulares, viñetas iniciales y finales por F. Gómez Soler. Encuadernación editorial modernista en tela estampada con un diseño firmado por F. Jorba, guardas decoradas, cortes decorados. Lomo y cubiertas algo rozados en los extremos. Interior en buen estado, con algunos puntos de óxido, sobre todo al comienzo y al final del volúmen. Rara primera edición y muy escasa en comercio de "El Anacronópete" de Enrique Gaspar (1842-1902). Esta obra española de ciencia ficción se adelantó a H. G. Wells en la creación de la máquina del tiempo. "La máquina del tiempo" de Wells se publicó en Londres 8 años después de la aparición de "El Anacronópete" (1887). The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published "El Anacronópete" eight years before Wells influential work appeared. The novel begins at the 1878 Paris Exposition, where Dr. Don Sindulfo unveils his new invention, which looks like a giant sailing vessel. Soon the doctor embarks on a voyage back in time, accompanied by a motley crew of French prostitutes and Spanish soldiers. The purpose of his expedition is to track down the imprisoned wife of a third century Chinese emperor, believed to possess the secret to immortality. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gabriel Alagna]
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        Ithaka. Mit 5 Aquarellfarbendrucken, 1 Karte u. 40 Phototypien nach Originalen von Ludwig Hans Fischer

      C. Gerold's Sohn, Wien 1887 -, g.e. handschriftl. Bleistiftvermerk beim Vorwort; V pp., 144 pp.

      [Bookseller: Der Buchfreund]
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        Moralités légendaires *

      Éditions de la Revue Indépendante, Paris 11.1887. - Reliure brodée bicolore, pièce de titre au dos (petits manques), gardes de papier imprimé à motif de trèfles à trois, quelques-uns à quatre pour porter chance, couvertures imprimées conservées. Dos et tête un peu insolés, autrement bel état. Sympathique recueil de nouvelles en reliure d'époque. Édition originale. L'un des 400 exemplaires numéroté sur vélin anglais, après 20 grand vélin français à la cuve.

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      1887. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by H. M. Paget. New York: Scribner and Welford, n.d. 24 pp undated ads. Original pictorial green-grey cloth, beveled. First American Edition, actually published and bound in England by Blackie -- one of only 185 copies. This is a boys' tale sited amidst the War of Spanish Succession. In 1886 Blackie sent over some copies of two Henty titles, with "Scribner and Welford" title pages post-dated 1887. Then in 1887, Blackie sent over (undated) copies of the seventeen other Henty titles they had published in England, including this one, in very small numbers (250 or fewer copies for thirteen of the seventeen) -- making these 1887 Scribner & Welford titles among the scarcest of Henty books. Five of the titles, again including this one, have the smallest number of copies -- a mere 185.~This copy has the "1887-A" ad catalogue, with a twelve-line description for THE SEVEN WISE SCHOLARS (no priority established). Condition is near-fine, with minor rubbing at the extremities. Eastman pp 5-7.

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        The Art of Golf

      Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1887. . First edition, 8vo, xii, 186, (2 advertisement) pp. 20 photographic plates plus 10 diagrams in the text, two old signatures to half title, one crossed out, outer edge of rear free endpaper a little chipped. Original morocco backed boards, neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip, some minor rubbing and marks, small signature to the upper cover. A classic work, featuring some of the earliest photographic illustrations of golf shots and swings. Simpson was one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s closest friends, and was immortalised as “the Cigarette” in “The Inland Voyage”. Donovan and Murdoch 3860.

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        Bull Head [Original Albumen Photograph]

      Ross Photographers, Calgary - [circa 1887]. () Near fine. Original albumen photograph measuring 9.25 X 6.75" (23.5 X 17.15 CM) mounted on album page. Framed in 1" gilt and black archival conservation frame measuring 15 X 12.5" (38 X 31.75 cm). Tru Vue UV protectant glass. Beige matting. A few small marks on photograph as well as some imperfections caused during printing. There also appears to be a small stain to top right corner with a few smaller markings to the left of if- else in excellent condition. A bold head and shoulder studio portrait of a Native Man who stares stoically out (though only one eye appears to open). He wears a black hat with feather decoration atop shoulder length hair. His clothing is beautifully decorated with fur, feathers and designs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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