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      St. Petersburg: Baron Schtiglitz / Shtadler, 1887 Author: Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin. Text in Russian. Folio size (13" x 9-1/2") original cloth backed portfolio with loosely inserted text and illustrations. 4 sheets with text + 49 full-size lithographs (of 50, plate 22 missing). Backstrip broken but present; some staining to bottom corner of some plates not affecting image. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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      Skärgårdsberättelse. Stockholm, Alb. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1887. 216 s. Brunt hklbd med titeletikett i skinn. Övre snitt skuret, i övrigt endast putsade snitt. Omslaget medbundet, det bakre med en fläck. Ur Per Kjellanders bibliotek.. Zetterlund I:38. Första tusendet. Omslag av Carl Larsson, som ju också hade varit en flitig gäst hos Strindberg på det Kymmendö vilket fått stå modell för denna roman

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      Manuscript. Beautiful lyric and a great Mother's Day gift. Quatrain from an unspecified poem on a 7- 1/2" x 5" sheet of paper SIGNED by Howe and dated 15 January 1887: "Then spake the Angel of Mothers/To me, in gentle tone:/'Be kind to the children of others,/And thus deserve thine own.'" Howe, active in the women's suffrage movement, is perhaps best known as the author of another poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic, written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. It earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later she became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. In 1870 Howe was the first to proclaim Mother's Day with her Mother's Day Proclamation, a call for women to join in support of disarmament and a product of her feminist belief that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level. This quotation beautifully expresses the sentiment of appreciation for this most noble and lifelong occupation.

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        Crime and Punishment: A Russian Realistic Novel (Vizetelly's Russian Novels)

      London: Vizetelly, 1887. Hardcover. Good. FIRST UK EDITION. London: Vizetelly, [1887]. 456 pages. Russet paper-covered boards with blue and red lettering. First British edition, first printing; first edition in the English language. (No additional editions indicated on title or copyright pages as is called for with subsequent printings. Ads at verso of title page include Dostoevsky titles up to 1888. Publishers at the time, however, included books to be released in such ads so exact printing date is unknown. See Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature for basic, although incomplete, bibliography.)Condition: Good condition. Clean text. Binding separating between spine and front cover; front hinge a bit weak. Creasing and chipping to spine, bumped and worn corners. Front end paper corner torn, offsetting to yellow endpapers. Light staining to fore edge. Good condition overall.The first appearance of Dostoevsky's classic Crime and Punishment in the English language, first issued before the slightly more common American edition of Crowell. Extremely rare.

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        Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout. [Bound after:] The Game Fish of the Northern States and the British Provinces -

      New York: O. Judd Co., David Judd, Pres't, 751 Broadway, 1887; 1884. First edition of Keene, later edition of the Roosevelt. 12mo. 2 plates with 37 mounted pieces of fly-tying material. 113 pp. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Bookplate of Samuel Lambert and another. Bump at head of spine, else fine. Keene: Wetzel p. 169; Bruns K9 (never having examined a copy of the first ed.) . A finely bound copy of a choice American book, from the library of Dr. Samuel W. Lambert (1859-1942), a noted New York physician, bibliophile and angling collector, and a member of the Anglers' Club of New York

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      London Chapman and Hall 1887 - 2 volumes. A Proof Set of theVictoria Edition limited to 500 copies with proofs on India Paper [of a total edition of 2,000]. A set containing the unpublished plates by Buss, "Phiz" and Leech, issued with the work for the first time ever. The illustrations are proofs without letters and from the original illustrations. Additionally included is a manuscript autograph facsimile in Dickens? hand and a facsimile of the front wrapper to Volume I of the parts issue. With photogravure illustrations after the original drawings by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and J. Leech, all on India Paper, facsimiles of Dickens? handwriting and a facsimile of the original front cover to the parts issue of the book. Thick, royal 8vo, beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green crushed goatskin, the spnes attractively mellowed to honey, the compartments decorated with very richly and elaborately designed panels gilt and separated by raised bands gilt ruled, two compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, the covers with fine gilt rolls on either side of three gilt fillet lines at the borders, very elaborate corner decorations gilt tooled, wide and beautifully decorated gilt turnovers, gilt edges and dentelles, marbled endleaves, t.e.g., original upper covers and spine panels tipped in. xlvii, 430; xi, 439, pp. A very fine set, beautifully preserved and exquisitely bound. A UNIQUE COPY IN ITS BEAUTIFUL SIGNED ZAEHSDORF BINDING. THIS ISSUE WITH THE PLATES IN PROOF STATE ON INDIA PAPER. "Pickwick was issued when Dickens? name was just beginning to excite the attention of prescient publishers and be recognized by readers in search of entertaining novels . The publication of PICKWICK, which ran through twenty numbers, made for all time an English classic--a book representative of its age, exhibiting the life and the ideals of an important class of English folk, on the threshold of the Victorian era. "Now, over a century and a half later, PICKWICK holds its assured place in the literature of our tongue, and, among all its author?s works, seems to have the best chance of achieving what is known as immortality. The book was an improvisation. Dickens was led by his genius and by the indulgence of his jocose fancy into picturing all the popular life which his varied experience in and out of London had made familiar to him. And it is a book that appeals throughout life--to the child and to the person of late years" (Gissing). Like others of Dickens? creations, it is a masterpiece. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Unsocial Socialist

      Swan Sonnenschein, UK 1887 - 1st Edition 1887. Bibliographically, the most complex of Shaw's publications and one of his scarcest titles. This copy being a varient with hard paper boards and not in the usual cloth edition. This has a cancelled title page tipped into the front with the authors previous novel spelt incorrectly. Appendix to rear. Book is good++ and quite bright, Edges quite rubbed in places wth repair to spine top. Contents good with cracked endpapers and bookplate. More images can be taken upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Décoration arabe. Décors muraux. Plafonds. Mosaïques. Dallages. Boiseries. Vitraux. Etoffes. --- . Extraits du grand ouvrage L' Art arabe --- .

      Paris, Librairie Générale de l' Architecture, André, Daly. 1887 - In- folio, (409 x 320 mm.) ; (4)pp. (faux- titre et titre)- 4 pp. (table des pl.)- 110 planches montées sur onglets ; 1/2 maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, rel. de l' ép. Edition originale sous ce titre, sans date, mais d' après Creswell, (974) : 1887. Les planches, numérotées de 1 à 110, se composent de 86 pl. coul. dont 11 à double page et 12 pl. en noir dont 1 à double p. Les pl. coul., en chromolithographie, comportent des rehauts d' or et d' argent. Superbe ex., quasi neuf, rare dans cet état de fraîcheur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Falkland Islands, surveyed by Captains Robert Fitz Roy R.N., William Robinson R.N. and Bartholomew James Sulivan R.N

      London, 1887. Lithograph, 50 x 63 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. The foundation map, FitzRoy’s detailed survey, was undertaken in 1833 on FitzRoy’s celebrated second voyage in HMS Beagle - when he was accompanied by Charles Darwin.

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        Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York (10 Volumes Plus Index; bound in 24 volumes)

      Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1887. Leather Bound. Very Good. Albany: Parsons and Company, Printers. 1856. Large 4to. Volumes I-X (of 15) plus General Index. Bound in 24 volumes. Quarter bound in contemporary brown textured calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt borders. 4 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt lettering on spine. Deep burgundy marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight bumping to corners. Scuffing to edges. Minor sunning to spines. Light rubbing to some boards. Marbled endpapers. Owners inscription on upper title page of first volume. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. Fold-out maps, charts, and illustrations throughout.<br><br>Vols. 1-10, and original index, edited, and the French and Dutch manuscripts translated, by E.B. O&#39;Callaghan.<br><br>V. 1-10. Documents relating to the colonial history of the state of New-York; procured in Holland, England and France, by John Romeyn Brodhead, agent, under an act of the Legislature, passed May 2, 1839, with a general introduction by the agent: v. 1-2, Holland documents. 1856-58. v. 3-8, London documents. 1853-57. v. 9-10, Paris documents. 1855-58 -- v. [11] General index to the documents; [v.1-10] Prepared by E.B. O&#39;Callaghan, 1861 -- v. 12 [new ser., v. 1] Documents relating to the history of the Dutch and Swedish settlements on the Delaware River, 1877 -- v. 13 [new ser., v. 2] Documents relating to the history and settlements of the towns along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers (with the exception of Albany), from 1630 to 1684, 1881 -- v. 14 [new ser., v. 3] Documents relating to the history of the early colonial settlements principally on Long Island, 1883 -- v. 15. New York state archives [v. 1] New York in the revolution: prepared under the direction of the Board of regents, by Berthold Fernow. 1887<br><br>A well-preserved collection, in very good condition with minor flaws. Feel free to view our photographs of this historic series. This set is over-sized and may require additional postage. Ships daily.

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      1887. Very Good. [EHON] Shunsodo, publisher. TOJUN KAGETSU-CHO. 3 Vols., orihon, bound in brocade covered boards with printed silk title labels. The tall slender volumes, 29 x 10.2 cm, are reminiscent of sutras in their format. Enclosed in the original chitsu (clasps missing) with printed paper title label. The colophon is integrated with the closing directory of participants, dated Meiji 16 [1883]. The zodiacal date of 1827 is contained in many of the contributions to the work. Why almost sixty years went by until this work was published in woodcut is problematical, but the centrality of the great scholar, Rai Sanyo, and his followers to the work is undeniable. There are a total of twelve woodcut printed illustrations, some with light coloration, 11 are double page and one is a four page foldout landscape. The subjects are the flowers, landscapes, etc. of Nanga art, but the execution is superlative in printing, coloring and composition. As remarkable as the prints are, the other aspect of the albums, the calligraphed poems, etc., are equally impressive. In my opinion, the printer&#39;s ability to capture the diverse style of each writer and the uniformly excellent quality of each contributor&#39;s work make this A FEW BRIEF MOMENTS INSCRIBING MOON AND FLOWERS one of the finest illustrated works of the Meiji period. It would not do to ignore the historical importance of the work, either. The Nanga revival of the 1880&#39;s which iterated an earlier flowering approximately a zodiacal circle earlier is at the heart of the work, and the lavish nature of the production illustrates the intellectual, artistic and financial resources available to the bunjin literati of mid-Meiji Japan. Each poem and woodcut is sealed, and the study of both seals and signatures throughout the book provided in its day and to us also many insights into the relations of the many intellectuals in Rai Sanyo&#39;s 1820&#39;s movement. See Mitchell 528 and articles on such of the contributors as Sanyo himself, Kagawa Kageki, Rai Kyohei and Kan Sazan in the Kodansha ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPAN. In very good condition and excellent color and impression. Three volumes, complete:

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        Tiger Shooting in the Doon and Ulwar

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. Very good, with a little bumping and wear to extremities, closed tear in tissue guard of frontis., and some loosening internally. A very presentable copy of an uncommon title.. First Printing of the First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Hobday, e.

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        La vita degli animali


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      1887. Very Good. (EHON) KAWANABE Kyo^sai [Gyo^sai] GYO^SAI GADAN. Tokyo: Iwamoto Shun, Meiji 20 [1887]. 25.4 x 17.6 cm. 4 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in printed covers with paper labels. All in a folding clasped chitsu box with a colorful woodblock printed label. Printed in sumi and light colors throughout. This famous artist&#39;s autobiography and copybook provides a remarkable insight into the world of the traditional arts in mid-Meiji Japan by their foremost practitioner. Though this work is not uncommon, the impressions in this copy are very good (Conder&#39;s heron has most of its fine detail). There is splitting and crude repair of the box hinges but the book itself is a very good copy. Almost certainly from the library of Arthur Wesley Dow, with his library label and number. As issued:

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        Manuale del cacciatore italiano. Le armi. I cani da ferma italiani ed esteri. Le malattie dei cani esposte in ordine alfabetico ed alla portata di tutti con una copiosa raccolta di ricette. La selvaggina e norme per cacc

      Subject: (Caccia). Milano, Dumolard, 1887, 8vo mezza tela mod. con tassello al dorso, pp. XI-907 num. 117 fig. n.t. (Ceresoli, 65) Raro. Contiene la prima monografia italiana sulla beccaccia, qui in forma di capitolo tra gli "uccelli di ripa" fu poi ristampata a parte nel 1920 nell'introvabile libretto "La beccaccia" di Camusso.

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        The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche

      London: David Nutt, 1887. lxxxvi, 65pp, [1]. Later fine binding (by Captain C.E. Gladstone) of full crushed morocco, smooth back, with title and flower head and leafy stem devices, covers with outer double fillet border, inner volute roll with single fillet, a central black rectangular panel with flower head and leafy stem tools and fleuron corner pieces surrounded by an outer panel, again with flower head and leafy stem tools, with six onlaid flower heads in black, with the background in pointille, gilt rule to edges, repeated flower head and leafy stem design to inner edges, with eight black morocco onlaid flower heads, blue fabric doublures, t.e.g. Very minor dulling to spine, otherwise bright and clean. Small nick to foot of title, otherwise internally bright and clean. Extra-illustrated with two plates from an earlier edition of Cupid and Psyche (c.1800), as well as an extra leaf of text (the preface to Cupid and Psyche by Hudson Gurney). Original covers bound in at rear, limited to five hundred copies for sale. A handsome binding by Gladstone, with his initials to foot of front inner board. First Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good+. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1887 - Über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen; Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen; Über einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung. In: Annalen der Physik 31, neue Folge, 1887, pp. 421-448, 543-544, 983-1000. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887. 8vo (209x136 mm). Contemporary cardboard, spine gilt with gilt paper label. Whole volume, viii, 1048 pp., including half title, general title with old library stamp (Gymnasium Ernestinum Gothanum). Interior clean with only minor occasional spotting. A fine copy. ---- Dibner Heralds of Science 71; See PMM 377; Norman 1060. - FIRST EDITION of Hertz's first paper on electromagnetic waves, with the second journal publication of his second paper. "When Hertz entered physics in the 1870's, electrodynamics was in a disorganized state. Theories had multiplied in its fifty years of development, and each had its own following. To encourage. the experimental decision between electrodynamic theories Helmholtz proposed through the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1879 a second prize problem, this one in connection with the behavior of unclosed Circuits in Maxwell's theory. Although at the time Hertz declined to try the Berlin Academy problem. he kept the problem constantly in mind; and in 1886 shortly after arriving in Karisruhe he found that the Riess or Knochenhauer induction coils he was using in lecture demonstrations were precisely the means he needed for undertaking Helmholtz' test of Maxwell's theory. By the end of 1888 he had gone beyond the terms of Helniholtz' problem and had confinned the existence of electromagnetic waves in air. He published a total of nine papers from his electrical researches in Karlsruhe. They drew immediate, widespread recognition." (DSB). -- In his first paper Hertz described the apparatus that he had devised for the detection and measurement of electromagnetic waves, the key to his later successes. To prove that electrical waves can be projected though space it was necessary to devise a means of both producing the waves and, more difficult at the time, of detecting them once produced. For this Hertz used "an effect as old as the discovery of electricity itself-the electric spark. By inducing the waves to produce an electric spark at a distance, with no apparent connexion between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, he proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space" (PMIVI). "Hertz's proof was the result of his experimental inventiveness. He regarded his detection device as his most original stroke, since no amount of theory would have predicted that it would work" (DSB). In his paper on ultraviolet light Hertz showed that UV light is alone responsible for the photoelectric effect, an effect which he foresaw as having "profound theoretical meaning for the connection of light and electricity" (op.cit.). The volume also includes papers by Max Planck, W C. Rontgen, R. Bunsen, and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Crystal Age: First Edition

      T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1887. First Edition. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First edition. Includes custom clamshell case in red cloth and black leather with silver titles on spine. No jacket (neither Payne nor Wilson indicate that one was issued). Hinges strong but endpapers separating at fold, board edges worn through at several points, board panels exceptionally well preserved. Some loss of gilt to spine title. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 287 [288] pp., [32] (publisher ads). 8vo. Original black cloth, red titles & decorations, floral endpapers. Second novel by the Argentinian naturalist known for &#39;Green Mansions&#39; and &#39;Far Away and Long Ago&#39;. The book, originally published anonymously, remained unattributed until the 1906 second edition. It is a pastoral utopia, portrayed as a humble human reaction to an apocalyptic event. An important early work of science fiction by an important author. Negley 596. Sargent 38. Gerber. Bleiler 1135. Variant of Wilson 2. Variant 6 of Payne A2a.

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        Our Hundred Days in Europe

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1887 - Inscribed with the concluding stanzas of The Broken Circle (at p. 172 in the present volume): Cold is the Druid's altar-stone, Its vanished flame no more returns, But ours no chilling damp has known, Unchanged, unchanging still it burns So let our broken circle stand A wreck, a remnant, yet the same While one last, loving, faithful hand Still lives to feed its altar flame Oliver Wendell Holmes Boston, March 17th 1888 Tipped in at the back is a leaf in the author's hand: "J.R. Kendall Esq, 29 Pemberton Square, With the thanks of O. W. Holmes" First American edition following very shortly after the English edition. BAL binding B, priority undetermined. 8vo. . Original dark green,cloth, beveled edges, winged urn in gilt on upper cover, in blind on lower, top edge gilt, blue-black coated endpapers, 14 pages publisher's advertisements at back. Slightest rubbing of cloth, one leaf with minute tear in margin (carelessly opened). Near fine. BAL 9006 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal des Goncourt. Mémoires de la vie littéraire.

      Charpentier & Cie 1887 - - Charpentier & Cie, Paris _1887-1896, 12x19cm, 9 volumes reliés reliés. - Edition originale sur papier courant pour chacun des volumes. Reliures à la bradel en pleine percaline cerise, dos lisses ornés d'un motif floral central doré, dates et doubles filets dorés en queues, pièces de titre de chagrin marine, couvertures conservées, reliures de l'époque signées de Durvand. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Edmond de Goncourt, sur chacun des volumes, à l'historien napoléonien Frédéric Masson. Rare et très bel ensemble, en reliure uniforme de l'époque, complet en 9 volumes et enrichi d'un important envoi autographe de Edmond de Goncourt sur chacun des volumes. Autographes d'exception & Les Classiques [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      GRIIFIN & Co PORTSMOUTH 1887 - R320037105: XXVI + 784 pages augmentées de nombreuses cartes et gravures hors texte en couleurs dont certaines a déplier - Plats fanés. OUVRAGE EXCLUSIVEMENT EN ANGLAIS / SOMMAIRE : Section I -- by Lord Brassey. Section II. -- by F.K. Barnes, Esq. Section III. -- Gunnery -- by Captain Orde Brown. Section IV. -- Torpedoes -- by Lieutenant Sleeman. The Appendix. -- Consists entirely of public documents. In-4 Relié toilé. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos fané. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Games of Logic

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1887. Publisher&#39;s red cloth, gilt titles to spine and front, slight sunning to spine, rubbing to some edges, with very small tear to head of spine. Spot marks to front. Previous owners name label eith small disc label to fep. Tissue guard to title page with small spot of brown. 96pp text fine binding firm. The volume includes the original envelope containing the playing board and 8 counters (6 grey 2 pink). Small closed tear to flap of envelope. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Rawlinson's Ancient Monarchies of the East; Vols. I II & III, The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy, The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy - 6 Volume Complete Set

      Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago, Illinois 1887 - 6 VOLUME COMPLETE SET (5 BOOKS; 7th Book 2 VOLUMES in 1). Copyright 1887. Second Edition. Total 2546 Pp. Two color frontispiece engravings, profuse black/white illustrations throughout text, and 9 fold out maps (most located at front and rear of each text). The Five Great Monarchies [VOLUME I; The First Monarchy (Chaldaea), The Second Monarchy (Assyria) 590 p., VOLUME II; The Second Monarchy concluded (Assyria), The Third Monarchy (Media), The Fourth Monarchy (Babylonia) 580 p., VOLUME III; The Fourth Monarchy concluded (Babylonia), The Fifth Monarchy (Persia) 567 p.], The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy (Parthia) 458 p., The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy (Sassanian or New Persian Empire) 351p. DIMENSIONS: 8 1/4" x 6" x 1" each book. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Green publishers pebble grain cloth hardbound, gilt stamped title on spine cover, profusely illustrated text, (2) color tissue guarded frontispiece engravings in book six and seven, (9) fold out maps. BOOK CONDITION: Very good-Good; 1 1/2" cloth tear at rear crown gutter of volume I (does not effect spine), moderate fraying effects volume I spine crown/heel, other books moderately rubbed/bumped spine crown/heels, board corners minor-moderate bump, overall cloth condition is moderately rubbed with some occasional spotting, gilt title on spines is generally bright with occasional rubbed areas (effects publisher marking), board edges minor-moderate rubbing, (1) fold out map has 1 3/4" tear at a bottom fold (a few others have a 1/4" or less tear at spine contact fold; see lower left corner of map representative image), square spines, firm binding, clean intact gutters, clean age toned pages, personal ex-libris plate pasted inside front left top corner of each book. A nice solid set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forbes`s Directory and Bulletin Commentarium Rerum Urbanum [also named The Roman News and Directory, etc.]

      - Folio numbers bound up in two volumes. Volume 1: Rome December 1st 1887 - 1892; Volume 2: 1892 - 1898, published fortnightly. four pages an issue. Contemporary cloth, a little rubbed but sound. Internally in good condition, though occasionally browned where previously folded. Seasons 15 - 25 (eleven years in all) of this fascinating local newspaper, printed and produced in English for the benefit of the English community in Rome and travellers to Italy in the late nineteenth century. Contains news on a great range of subjects, including listsm of visitors to Rome, archaeological finds, advertisements, news of the Vatican and so on. Extremely rare, we have located copies in the BL only. Gives a marvellous impression of the interests, amusements and lives of the English travellers at that time. Edited and marketed by Russell Forbes, he takes the opportunity to advertise his extensive publications and lectures on Rome within it, changing the name to Forbes' Rome Directory and Bulletin for 1888 (i.e. from the opening of the season on December 1st 1888) and then to the Rome Directory and then to the Rome Directory and Bulletin for 1889 season, and then to the Roman News and Directory for the 1890 season. [Attributes: First Edition; 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: 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;Aurevilly à Madame Charles Hayem. Le premier envoi est particulièrement amusant ("le dernier rire d&#39;un homme qui ne rit plus"), le second est laconique. Le tome 1 est de première émission puisqu&#39;il porte la date de 1887 et est au nom de l&#39;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&#39;auteur et il est donc logique qu&#39;il ne porte pas d&#39;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&#39;à sa mort. Coins du tome 3 un peu émoussés sinon un bel exemplaire d&#39;agréable provenance. (VICAIRE, I, 307).

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        Rawlinson&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Paper Series of Choice Reading". FIELD, Eugene. A LITTLE BOOK OF PROFITABLE TALES. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1890. First Trade Edition. FIELD, Eugene. WITH TRUMPET AND DRUM. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1892. First Trade Edition. FIELD, Eugene. SECOND BOOK OF VERSE. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1893. First Trade. FIELD, Eugene. ECHOES FROM THE SABINE FARM. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1896. Later Printing. FIELD, Eugene. THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF A BIBLIOMANIAC. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;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&#39;s Sons, 1896. From " The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field". FIELD, Eugene. SECOND BOOK OF TALES. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39; 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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