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        Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures par Leon Gruel , Relieur.

      [Vol.1]Paris : Gruel & Engelmann, Editeurs 418, Rue Saint Honore, 418. 1887 [Vol.2.] Paris : Leon Gruel... Henri Leclerc... 19 . 2 volumes, Large 4to, Volume 1. one of 250 copies "sur beau papier des Vosges"(325 x 260 mm) bound in brown morocco, the covers inlaid with large plaques of cuir cisele, the front one depicting a wyvern and an open book on a gilt pointille ground, the rear one a polychrome owl perched on an open book surrounded by stylised leaved on a gilt pointille ground, each plaque signed "Ch. Meunier '15", the doublures decorated with a rich Art Nouveau pattern of inlaid morocco in maroon, brown, orange, dark and light green, a.e.g., stamped on front turn-in "Ch. Meunier 1915", preserved in a morocco and marbled paper chemise and morocco-edged slip case, some slight rubbing to the slip case, otherwise fine. Volume 2. one of 50 copies "sur beau papier des Vosges"(335x250mm), uncut, binder's green cloth, a little wear at the corners, sound.

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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        Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliures

      Paris: Gruel & Engelmann; Léon Gruel and Henri LeClerc, 1887, 1905. Two quarto volumes. 186 pp., + (68) ff.; 186 pp. + (70) ff. Volume I is one of 250 copies, volume II one of 600 copies. Illustrated with a total of 138 reproductions of bindings and related materials in black and white, monochrome, and a number of stunning color plates apparently printed by intaglio. Also with one tipped-in leaf and numerous text vignettes. A history of the subject by the well-known French binder and scholar Gruel, with biographical notes on numerous binders and examples of bindings dating from the eleventh through the eighteenth century. In contemporary quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, with the original color-decorated wrappers bound in. Books are not uniform in size, volume I being slightly larger than volume II. Hinges of both volumes worn and split at spine ends, small amount of chipping and rubbing to spines, top of spine of volume one repaired, some offsetting to interior. Plates in fine condition. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Observationes anatomicae

      Venice: Giovanni Battista Recurti. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, with three engraved folding plates, of Santorini's most important contribution to medical science, containing the "major discoveries for which Santorini is known eponymically" (Garrison-Morton). "This work records a number of new anatomical discoveries and corrects many errors of earlier anatomists. Santorini's skill and expertise were so outstanding that his name lives on in such anatomical structures as the accessory pancreatic ducts, risorius muscle, arytenoid cartilages, and duodenal papillae, several of which are described in this book. The text is accompanied by three folding copperplates which beautifully illustrate the musculature of the face, the pelvic musculature and genitalia of a sixteen-year-old girl with a tubal pregnacy, the external muscles of the ear, and detailed anatomy of the male genitalia and larynx" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Garrison-Morton 392; Norman 1887; Waller 8474. Venice: Giovanni Battista Recurti, 1724. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards rebacked. Some scuffing to contemporary marbled boards, very minor dampstaining to margins at rear (not affecting text); otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        NOUVELLES Les Deux Maitresses, Emmeline, Le Fils du Titien, Frederic et Bernerette, Pierre et Camille

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1887. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. Blue morocco, gilt back, with onlays of roses, gilt fillet line sides, doublures of brown morocco, with four onlays of roses on each, end-papers of flowered silk, gilt edges, binding by Marius Michel, Paris. Unique copy presented to publisher L. Conquet, featuring a lovely original watercolor by O. Cortazzo (of a man & woman at a table with champagne), signed by Cortazzo, with an inscription "A mon ami L. Conquet", also bound in is an original letter from Champfleury to Conquet, on stationary of the Sevres Porcelain Works , (where Champfleury was Chief of Collections), dated Jan. 1, 1888, in which he thanks Conquet for a year-end gift and wishes to add to Conquet's library. Signed by Conquet on page which states "Examplaire Offert a L. Conquet...L'editeur L.Conquet". In this special copy each plate is presented in three states; a trial proof, a proof before the letters, and the plate as printed in the regular edition. Bookplates of William Baylis, William Baylis junr., & Conquet on end-papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD +; Light stains at top edge of some pages, does not extend more than 1/4 inch onto any page. Other than that, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Very light wear at front edge of spine. Text in French.

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        The Bar-Tender's Guide; Or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together With the Most Popular British, French, German, ...An Entirely New and Enlarged Edition

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, 1887. Small octavo. stapled in wrappers, 130 pages, [14] ads. The third edition, later printing. This wrappered edition followed the original of 1862, and the revision of 1876. Before Jerry ThomasÕ Bar-TenderÕs Guide, there were bartenders, to be sure, and there were also more than a few books about spirits, some which even involved ÒmixingÓ, mostly punches and the like, or recipes to cut cask strength booze down to size. Publishers Dick & Fitzgerald had intended to issue an anonymously-authored (like so many of their helpful publications) bar guide, and went so far as to register the copyright. But there is no evidence that they followed through with their plans, and so we are left with The Bar-TenderÕs Guide as the first real cocktail recipe book. And a dandy model it is for all the others to come. To begin with, Jerry Thomas was the real thing: a bartender who had traveled and worked in most of AmericaÕs great metropolitan cities vacuuming up cocktail recipes as he went, and a true showman, an aspect of bartending which is today still nearly as important as the drink mixing itself. ÒHe is a gentleman who is ablaze all in diamondsÉ he is engaged as a ÒstarÓ. (Edward Hingston, quoted in David WondrichÕs Imbibe). Some edge and corner chipping to pages, otherwise clean and tight. Publisher's black and red printed wrappers, edge chipped, and with wear to the spine. Rear panel detached cleanly. Overall, a good copy of this classic bartending manual.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        Bull Head [Original Albumen Photograph]

      Calgary: Ross Photographers [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..

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        Fantaisies Decoratives. Documents pour servir a la decoration des Faiences, Meubles, Tissus, Bijoux, appartements, etc. .... Quarante-huit planches renfermant environ deux cents motifs.

      Paris, Librairie de l'Art, n.d. [1887] .  48 superb chromolithograph plates by Gillot, greatly influenced by the Japanese style and in a very accomplished art nouveau air, all heightened with gold, on cream paper, mounted on heavy white paper. Folio,  (4) pages,  title and list of plates.This copy bound in library cloth (the original issued in parts in portfolio), with each plate mounted on cloth tabs.  The spine of the book has been damaged with tears on the upper portion, but the plates are FINE.The following description of the lithographs from the Fantisies Decoratives at the Tides Institute and Museum of Eastport (Maine, seen here) from 2009:"By 1886, Habert-Dys was a well-respected designer and illustrator, but the main problem for him, in terms of posterity, is his subtle style. Without seeing the originals, his work is not striking enough to attract attention and no reproduction can do justice to the delicate, beautiful, details and colors that he incorporates into his designs. The Fantasies Decoratives, published in 1886, was a one-year project with forty-eight lithographs issued in twelve parts. The colored gravures, many containing gold, were printed on ?papier du Chine? by noted lithographer, Charles Gillot (1853 ? 1903), whose work was so respected that his lithographs were called ?Gillotypes?. "The intricate patterns, featuring birds, animals, flowers, fish, insects, shellfish, and frogs, were designed for ceramics, plates and dishes, textiles, wallpaper, vases, and jewelry. In these exquisite creations, Habert-Dys adopted many elements of Japanese influence (Japonisme), which reflect the late nineteenth century?s fascination with Japanese art. The Fantasies Decoratives also contain elements of line and curve that later became an intrinsic characteristic of the next major movement in the art world, Art Nouveau.

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        Army Memories

      New York: Koch, Sons, & Co, 1887]. Folio. (18 15/16 x 16 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 1p. 'Descriptive Index' printed in red and blue on card (verso blank), 12 mounted tinted (2) or chromo-lithographed (10) plates, the first plate with an integral title on a plain card mount, the 11 others with card mounts decorated with tinted lithographic vignettes, all 12 of the mounts with thin small format paper labels laid onto the verso, each label printed in blue with the plate number, title, and sub-title or related text. Expertly bound to style in deep purple half morocco over original dark red cloth-covered boards, the upper cover with a gilt and black centrally-placed semi-relief vignette incorporating the title, red cloth ties, white pattern paper endpapers. Very rare: one of the great American chromolithographically illustrated works. Only five copies are recorded by OCLC, none outside the United States. Harlow, who was born in Maine, lived in Boston and was both an etcher and painter. His subjects (unlike the present series) were usually landscapes, and he provided the colour lithographer Louis Prang with a stream of watercolour views of New England that were used in his illustrated works. The present series demonstrate Koch's mastery of both the technical aspects of printing as well as the aesthetic problems presented in the design of the book. The subjects include generic views of army life as well as portraits of specific individuals: Grant at Vicksburg with Generals Sherman, Logan and McPherson; and a second portrait of General Sherman on horseback at the outset of his armies' march to the sea. OCLC 30690206 (5 copies)

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        The Trumpet-Major. A Tale

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1887. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt with onlaid black morocco flowers in compartments, single rule to boards with onlaid black morocco flower corner-pieces, inner dentelles, plain green endpapers, gilt edges. With the adverts bound in at front and rear. A couple of leaves very lightly creased, an excellent copy in a fine binding. New and cheaper edition. Signed by author on the title page "yours faithfully Thomas Hardy.

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      London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1887. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Edward Dowden's Copy of "Woodlanders,"Finely Bound, and with Inserted Watercolors. 194 x 127 mm (7 5/8 x 5"). Without the leaf of ads at end of volume I. Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY FINE DARK GREEN MOROCCO, INLAID AND GILT, BY CEDRIC CHIVERS (stamp-signed on rear turn-in of each volume), upper covers with gilt-tooled frame featuring four inlaid pink roses at each corner, raised bands, spine compartments with five inlaid roses connected by gilt tooling, turn-ins with gilt rules and dots, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 16 ORIGINAL INSERTED WATERCOLORS depicting places referred to in the story as well as a beautifully hand-lettered title page and a second leaf with a list of the paintings. Half-titles with faded ink ownership inscription of Edward Dowden (see below). Purdy, p. 54; Webb, pp. 21-23. Leather and gilt on spines slightly and uniformly darkened, occasional pale marginal stains or foxing, older expertly repaired tear to half title of volume I, other trivial defects, but still A HANDSOMELY BOUND SET IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, the pleasure of the bindings undiminished by small imperfections, and the text with few signs of use. Though less well known than Hardy's major works, this was one of the author's own favorites, and it is presented here in a luxurious package featuring inserted original watercolors and fine bindings by a major workshop. In chapter 1 of "The Woodlanders," Hardy speaks of "those sequestered spots outside the gates of the world . . . where, from time to time, dramas of a grandeur and unity truly Sophoclean are enacted in the real, by virtue of the concentrated passions and closely-knit interdependence of the lives therein"--an excellent description of much of Hardy's work as a whole, especially those novels--like this one--set in his fictional Wessex. According to DNB, this work is set "in the part of north-west Dorset in which Hardy's mother's family had lived" and its plot "depends on the intermeshing of emotional and economic issues. The characters live among the trees on which their livelihoods depend," but incursions from the outside world and the pretensions and snobbery of social class lead to tragedy. According to the Oxford Companion, Hardy, writing to a friend in 1912, said, "I think I like ['Woodlanders'], as a story, the best of all." (For more on the binder, see previous entry.) Our set was once owned by Irish literary scholar and poet Edward Dowden (1843-1913), professor of English literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and one of the most influential literary critics of his day. Among a great many important works, Dowden wrote an acclaimed critical study of Shakespeare and an exhaustive two-volume biography of Shelley, and he was one of the first critics to appreciate and champion the poetry of Walt Whitman.

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        THE WOODLANDERS (FINE COPY of the First Edition in Three Volumes)

      London: Macmillan, 1887. Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. London: Macmillan and Co, 1887. First Edition, first impression, one of only 1,000 copies published on March 15th, 1887. Three volumes, 8vo, original dark green pebbled publisher's cloth (the secondary binding with the leaf of out-of-date ads from volume one excised by the binder). A FINE, fresh, and untouched example with only the most minor of blemishes. A few corners are just lightly bumped, the spine gilt of Vol. 2 is just slightly less bright than the other two volumes, and there is one tiny nick to the spine tip of Vol. 3. The inner hinges are tight and sound; there is virtually none of the usual foxing. Armorial bookplates belonging to a previous owner are affixed to each volume's front paste-down. This is not one of the first 860 sets originally bound in green buckram-grain cloth in March of 1887 but part of a secondary binding-up in similarly colored pebble-grain cloth of the remaining 140 copies in sheets (which most likely occurred sometime before September of 1887 when Macmillan released its follow-up one volume edition of 2,000 copies). The first bound group went primarily to the lending libraries of Mudie and W. H. Smith which accounts for the generally atrocious condition of the few badly marked survivors which are more to be pitied than purchased. Purdy pp. 54-57. Housed in a new, custom slipcase. . First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

      London, Hansom Cab Publishing Co. [1887], 1887. FIRST UK EDITION. [Second Edition]. Two Hundredth Thousand (12th Impression, Feb.1888, see below). 8vo. Original publisher's cream wraps titled and decorated in black, slightly worn and spotted around the edges with two small patches of rust where the staples have bled a tad. A modicum of shallow worming to the first three leaves, tastefully and considerately stopping short of the contents page. The spine is worn and flaky to the ends, but its advertisment for 'Warner's Safe Cure' remains intact. A solid and clean example of a notoriously fragile object. 'Ranks as the most successful Detective Story of all time' (Everyman's Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1960)- critically overlooked under the stunningly professional assumption that colonials can't write. This book has a rather complex publishing history which is effectively charted by E.S.Bell in Greene and Glover's Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). A hugely popular title which had sold over half a million copies by 1910 through various publishing houses; the entire first edition was published by Kemp and Boyce of Melbourne before The Hansom Cab Pub.Co. printing followed in London; producing around 25,000 copies per month; The Second Edition (being the FIRST UK EDITION) comprised Hansom's entire print run from July 1887- Aug 1888, before the Trischler and Co. took over publication in 1889. Book Collector No.273, p43. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [Appendix], (1966).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Kabbala Denudata. The Kabbalah Unveiled. Containing the following books of the Zohar 1. The Book of Concealed Mystery 2. The Greater Holy Assembly 3. The Lesser Holy Assembly. Translated into English from the Latin Version of Knorr Von Rosenroth, and Collated with the Original Chaldee and Hebrew Text

      London: George Redway, 1887., 1887. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Octavo pp. viii, 359, [39 catalogue dated 1887]. Recent full dark blue morocco leather, raised bands and gilt titles to spine with gilt rule to boards. Top edge gilt, others left, with black endpapers. Illustrated with 9 plates (3 folding) and other smaller tables within the text. Pages clean, a fine copy. The author's first book on an esoteric subject and more than a hundred years later, his introduction to this volume remains among the most succinct and erudite explanations of this system of Jewish Mysticism and cornerstone of Western Occult Philosophy.

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        The Woodlanders

      MacMillan and Co., London, 1887,, 1887. 3 volumes, 8vo. A stunning set bound in half crushed green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, bound within the author's lifetime. With five raised bands to spine, buckram sides, delicate gilt tooling, t.e.g. marbled endpapers. FIRST EDITIONS. The popular tale of woodland folk at Dorset's Little and Great Hintock, which Hardy claimed to have liked best of all among his stories. Purdy p54-57. Drabble; The Ocford Companion to English Literature.

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        Boswell's Life of Johnson Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales ( Complete in 6 Volumes Bound By Bayntun )

      Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1887. Complete in 6 volumes. Bound by Bayntun of Bath. Bound in half calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt center stamp and title lettering, top gilt edges, marble endpapers. Bindings in fine condition. Internally, pages clean and bright throughout. A fine set, in fine bindings. Books measure 16x23cm.8kg.A53. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Brownies Their Book

      New York: The Century Co, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. glazed green pictorial boards. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Cox, Palmer. 144 pages. 26 x 21 cm. This was the first Brownie book of the renown series. Second issue, laid-in are an original pen and ink drawing ["The Brownies," 1904] on card stock, 4 1/2 x 6 inches, a printed poem "Knew ye not," the Brownie cries," signed by Palmer Cox, Brownieland. 1906, an advert for Challenge Liquid Glue with Brownie design. Cox, a Canadian, born in Granby, Quebec and died there in his home named Brownie Castle. His interim years were spent in California and East Quogue, Long Island. His mischievous little people brought Cox fame and fortune. Chipping and wear to edges, spine head and foot chipped, interior contents clean, firm and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Bowwell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales TOGETHER WITH the uniformly bound, 2-volume Letters of Samuel Johnson - [Complete in 8 volumes]

      Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1887. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description 8 v : facsim., map, port ; 23 cm. Note; with reproductions of original title pages. Originally published under title: The life of Samuel Johnson. Bibliography: v. 6, p. [vii]-xix. Contents v. 1-4. Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v. 2 1765-1776; v. 3, 1776-1780; v. 4, 1780-1784)--v. 5. Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into North Wales (1774)--v. 6 Addenda, index, dicta philosophi, &c. Subjects; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 - Biography. Hebrides (Scotland) - Description and travel. Scotland - Description and travel - To 1800. Wales, North - Description and travel. Provenance; from the library of John Williams Clay with his bookplate. Finely bound all in contemporary aniline calf over matching cloth boards. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        EARLY ADVENTURES BY PERSIA, SUSIANA, AND BABYLONIA Including a Residence Among The Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes Before the Discovery of Nineveh 2 Volumes

      John Murray, London, 1887. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. Vol 1 - ix, 490 pgs, colour frontispiece, 1 black & white plate, 2 maps at rear of volume. Vol 2 - ix, 511 pgs, black & white fontispiece and plate, map at rear.& Both volumes attractively bound in publishers original green cloth with red border and gilt title to spine. Ends of spine repaired (Photo available) Internally clean and sound with light signs of use. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Topography; Inventory No: 16620..

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

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      London: Hansom Cab Publishing Co., 1887 First UK edition [Second Edition overall] & earliest available impression - The Seventy-Fifth Thousand. [No copy has come to auction in over 25 years] Sm. 8vo., 230pp. Original publisher's illustrated light blue-grey covers, titled & decorated in black. A very good tight copy showing minimal wear; small lower corner chip, some light edgewear, etc. contents bright & fresh. An extraordinary example of this normally very fragile book. "Ranks as the most successful Detective Story of all time" - Everyman's Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1960. Although usually described as the first UK edition, is actually the second edition of which 340,000 copies were issued in little more than a year. The exceedingly rare original first edition was published by Kemp and Boyce of Melbourne in 1886 before the London Hansom Cab Publishing Co. printings. [Acquired from the House of El Dieff in 1976] The Collector No.273, p43. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [Appendix], (1966). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. 1st Edition.

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        Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen, et al

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST PRINTING of Hertz's first three papers on electromagnetic waves; the foundation for wireless communication. "Experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electrical waves can be projected through space was begun in 1887, eight years after Maxwell's death. The two main requirements were (a) a method of producing the waves, supposing that they existed, and (b) a method of detecting them once they were produced. Hertz found the first problem easy to solve. He used the oscillatory discharge of a condenser. Detection was much more difficult, because there then existed no means of detecting currents alternating at the high speed of these waves. Hertz in fact used an effect as old as the discovery of electricity itself- the electric spark. By inducing the waves to produce an electrical spark at a distance, with no apparent connection between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, Hertz proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space... The experiments were reported periodically from 1887 onward in Annalen der Physik und Chemie" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 377). PMM 377 (for the collected edition). In the important first paper of his study, Hertz describes the ingenious apparatus he had devised to produce, detect, and measure the electromagnetic waves, the key to all his later discoveries. The three papers together represent the groundwork and birth of wireless communication. "This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar" (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 71). Also includes articles by many other notable scientists including Planck, Clausius, Bunsen, Boltzmann, Rontgen, and Helmholtz. "Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen." with: "Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen." with: "Ueber einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung." In: Annalen der Physik, Neue Folge, Band XXXI. The whole volume offered. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887. Thick octavo, recent period-style three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards. With seven fold-out plates including two illustrating Hertz's work. Closed tear along fold of one plate, otherwise a fine copy, handsomely bound.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London,: John Murray, 1887.. Eight volumes, octavo, first volume with portrait frontispiece, 14 maps (12 folding, 5 coloured), untrimmed, a bright copy; very good, in three quarter brown morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt. A very good copy of Edward Gibbon's (1737-1794) important history of the Roman Empire first published in 1776. The first volume includes a portrait frontispiece of Gibbon by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the influential English painter, one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. Reynolds is recognised for his grand portraits.With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot and additional notes by William Smith.

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      New York; Rochester. 1887, 1887, 1887, 1902, 1922, 1922.. Six volumes, with sixty-six plates. Large octavo. Original burgundy publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Bindings shelfworn and rubbed, but firmly bound and in nice condition. Very clean and fresh internally. Overall, a very good set. The fourth volume of this set is inscribed by Susan B. Anthony, "Mrs. Mary L. Doe Bay City Michigan In recognition of the aid you gave Mrs. Harper in the preparation of the Michigan Chapter. I give you this huge volume, and also I want to extend to you my thanks for all the good service you have tendered the cause of woman suffrage in your state. Sincerely yours, Susan B. Anthony 17 Madison Street, Rochester, N.Y. 1820 - Feb. 15 - 1902." Mary L. Doe played a prominent role in the woman suffrage movement in Michigan, and was the first president of Michigan's State Equal Suffrage Association, elected in 1884. She was also affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. This volume has also been inscribed (on the leaf following the Susan B. Anthony inscription), by another leader of the woman suffrage movement in Michigan, May Stocking Knaggs. Knaggs inscribed the volume on April 15, 1916 to Mrs. Lillian O. Jemison, "With in deep appreciation of her sincere devotion to woman suffrage and the noble women have laid the foundation stones and superstructure as far toward the capstone." A note at the foot of the first page of the Michigan chapter notes that the history of woman suffrage in Michigan contained herein was in fact written by Mary L. Doe and May Stocking Knaggs. A key work, a record of the various documents that formed the basis of the women's rights movement. The first and second volumes are present in the second edition, while all others are first editions. This work was published over an extended period, accounting for the similar but not uniform bindings, with varying imprints: Volumes I through IV, Rochester, N.Y., Susan B. Anthony; and Volumes V-VI, [New York], National American Woman Suffrage Association. Edited by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Ida Husted Harper, this six-volume set includes the two later supplementary volumes, printed in 1922, following the three-volume first edition, originally published between 1881 and 1887, and the first supplement of 1902. Because of the extended and varied means of publication, complete sets are rare, and generally ex- library. The present set is notable for not being ex- library. The volumes document the speeches, papers, correspondence, and other records of the women's rights movement, and to some degree the temperance and abolition movements as well. The first four volumes include documents from the 19th century, as follow: Volume 1: 1848-61; Volume 2: 1861-76; Volume 3: 1876-85; Volume 4: 1883-1900; with the fifth and sixth volumes covering the period from 1900 to 1920. The introduction to the fourth volume describes the first three volumes as representing "the seed- sowing time of the movement," while the fourth volume captures the harvesting of the first few fruits of that "long period of persistent tilling and sowing." The titlepages of the fifth and sixth volumes bear the motto: "After seventy years came the victory." The set is illustrated with copper- plate, steel-engraved, and photogravure portraits of prominent and lesser known figures in the fight for women's rights. ALLIBONE, CRITICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 1378.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1887 Extra Illustrated Victoria Edition in Two Volumes. Original green gilt stamped cloth. Limited edition of 2000 copies of which 500 copies with proofs on india paper. Fine original cloth with the most minor wear and very light scattered foxing. A beautiful, fine set bound in original publisher's cloth. With Illustrations by R. Seymour, R. W. Buss, Hablot K. Browne, Phiz and J. Leech.. Hardcover. Fine.

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. With Illustrations by R. Seymour; R. W. Buss; Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); and J. Leech

      J. S. Virtue & Co, Limited. London. ND.,1887. LIMITED EDITION. Two Volumes. Large 8vo. (9.4 x 6.6 inches). The Victoria edition. One of 1500 sets, out of a total edition of 2000, with facsimile Autotype plates of the various artists drawings published in the original first edition and several early illustrated editions. Several of these plates were not published in the intended editions and are published in this edition for the first time. Facsimiles of both the cover to the first of the original parts, and a leaf of Dickens manuscript. ------- Extra illustrated, by A. W. Waters of Leamington Spa, and with their small ink stamp to that effect at the bottom of the blank rear endpapers of both volumes, with 105 plates, some full page and some mounted onto a leaf, including two sets of 12 plates illustrated by C. E. Brock, one set plain and the other all hand coloured. These were issued in 1921. The extra plates are in various mediums including colour chromolithographs, steel, copper and wood engravings, some hand coloured. Plates include 31 portraits and views of People, and places mentioned within the novel. ------ Finely bound in attractive early leather bindings, by Bayntun of Bath, of half dark blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, gilt. Compartments double ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Dark blue cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpapers. Some minor rubbing to extremities but overall this is a lovely set in fine decorative leather bindings. ----- The illustrations in this edition include all those used for the original edition, but, instead of taking impressions from worn plates, the original drawings by the artists have been carefully reproduced in facsimile, by a beautiful method of photogravure. By this process the drawings are engraved by photography on copper plates, so accurately that every line, shade or light is correctly reproduced in the prints, which are worked by hand as in the old fashioned copper plate press. :

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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 with the Western Expansion by Jessie Benton Fremont

      Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Company , 1887. First edition. Edges a little rubbed, spine a trifle darkened, covers still bright and clean, a very nice copy. Quarto.

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      First Edition. Myra and Son. 1887 and 1888.. pp about 600. Folio. Illustrated. Some slight foxing, three pages torn but with no loss to text, with evidence of use, else Very Good in half gilt calf heavily rubbed and spine strained. The folio edition of which this is appears to be quite scarce. Twenty-three issues of a monthly Fashion Magazine, with January 1888 missing. With three or four colour plates depicting the latest fashions at the end of every month as well as several black and while plates. With 92 colour plates. Excellent hand coloured lithography. CCPS/May 2007 US$0

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        Les annales politiques et littéraires (vingt-quatre années complètes, soit 1887, 1889 à 1891, 1893 à 1912)

      Les annales politiques et littéraires 1887 - Vingt-quatre volumes grand in-4 (26 x 33.5 cm), reliés, demi-percaline violine, dos lisse titré ; chaque volume propose les deux semestres de chaque année complète, soit 1887, 1889 à 1891, 1893 à 1912 ; revue dix-neuvième abondamment illustrée parfois par de grands noms. Revue très populaire notamment dans la bourgeoisie de province. Notre ensemble propose un bel échantillonnage de ce qu'elle avait à proposer. Etat allant de moyen à assez bon. les annales politiques et littéraires Collectif [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pets Abroad or Frank and Ethel's Travels in America and Canada

      S.W. Partridge and Co., London - 96 pages. Circa 1887. Delightfully colour illustrated front board features young girl with wooden snow shovel sitting upon sled. Lovely detailed black and white illustrations in text on most pages. Many of these illustrations depict fascinating historical events and scenes. Charming advertisements upon endpapers. Gift greetings, dated 1889, upon verso of front free endpaper else unmarked. Narrow opening in binding at page 56. Short openings to hinges. Above-average external wear. Fragments of backstrip remain. Despite significant use this copy remains a treat to hold! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires originaux, rapports académiques 1860-1892 (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Petit in-quarto demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. A la fin de sa vie, E. Mesnet rassembla pour son compte de nombreux tirés à part qu'il fit relier ensemble pour son compte personnel. ? ce qui rend cet ouvrage unique. Il fut ensuite offert à Pierre Janet qui y a apposé le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe. Mesnet en a profité pour faire quelques corrections manuscrites dans les marges. On trouve relié à la suite : Etude sur le somnambulisme spontané au point de vue pathologique, tiré à part extrait des Archives générales de Médecine, 30 pages (observation de 1855 publiée en 1860) - - De l'automatisme de la mémoire et du souvenir dans le somnambulisme pathologique (Paris, Félix Malteste), (Hôpital Saint-Antoine 1874) 30 pages, couvertures imprimées - - Un accouchement dans le somnambulisme provoqué (Paris Georges Masson, 1887), 24 pages, couvertures imprimées (Hôtel-Dieu 1887) - - Cystocèle vaginale, opérée dans le sommeil hypnotique (Hôtel-Dieu, 1889) Paris Georges Masson, 1889), 27 pages, couvertures imprimées - - Etude Médico-légale sur les deux somnambulismes : le spontané et et le provoqué (Hôtel-Dieu, 1887) - - Troubles fonctionnels des sens et de sensibilités dans l'hypnotisme : physiologie pathologique (Hôtel-Dieu, 1889) Paris Georges Masson, 1889), 22 pages, couvertures imprimées - - Autographisme et stigmates dans la sorcellerie au XVI° siècle (avec dessins photographiques ; Hôtel-Dieu 1890) Paris Georges Masson, 1890), 24 pages, couvertures imprimées, 3 planches hors-texte photographiques très impressionnantes - - Somnambulisme spontané dans ses rapports avec l'hystérie (observation de 1872 Saint-Antoine) tiré à part extrait des Archives de Neurologie n° 69, 16 pages. - - De la sclérose en plaques disséminées (Rapport académique décembre 1884), Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 16 pages - - De l'hémichorée symptomatique des affections cérébrales (Rapport académique décembre 1885) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 15 pages - - Rapports de la paralysie générale et de la syphilis cérébrale (Rapport académique octobre 1888) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 45 pages - - Des pseudo-paralysies générales, saturnines et alcoolique : leur valeur clinique (Rapport académique juillet 1892) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 16 pages - - Des fausses rages : observation de délire aigu hydrophobique (Saint-Antoine 1872) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 24 pages - - Révision de la loi de 1838 sur les aliénés (lu à l'Académie février 1884) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 40 pages - - Pathogénie des délires impulsifs : vertiges avec délire (Rapport académique 1883) Georges Masson couvertures imprimées originales, 26 pages - - Aliénation mentale dans le cours d'un rhumatisme articulaire aigu ? folie rhumatismale (juin 1856), 11 pages - - De l'hémoglobinurie a frigore (lu à l'Académie en mai 1881), 16 pages - - Aphasie avec hémiplégie gauche ? perte absolue de la parole : guérison après six mois (Saint-Antoine 1866), 14 pages - - Physiologie pathologique du cerveau : des mouvements circulaires (Saint-Antoine 1862), tiré à part extrait des Archives Générales de Médecine 1862, 24 pages - - Choléra de 1865 : Hôpital Saint-Antoine ? service des hommes : accidents de la réaction - - Etude médico-physiologique sur l'homme dit « sauvage du Var », suivi d'un rapport du Docteur Cerise (août 1865), 32 pages avec une planche hors-texte représentant en frontispice le sauvage du Var. Magnifique exemplaire fleurs de coins, seuls les coupes sont à peine émoussées Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        España. Sus monumentos y artes, Su naturaleza e historia. Valencia. Clichés por A. García. Grabados por Joarizti y Mariezcurrena. Dibujos a pluma de J.J. Zapater y P. Llorente. Cromos de J.J. Zapater.

      - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y Cía., 1887-1889, 2 tomos, 24,5 x 17,5 cm., plena tela roja original con estampaciones en tapas y lomos, escudo en oro en la tapa anterior, cortes jaspeados, grabados intercalados, 875 págs. + 2 h. + 6 láminas = 1.063 págs. + 2 cromolitografías en colores + plano plegado + 4 láminas. (Durante muchos años estuvo incompleto el Tomo II, hasta que cerrada la Casa Cortezo se hizo cargo del resto de la obra la Sociedad Montaner y Simón acabando de imprimirlo a comienzos del siglo XX). VALENCIA

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        She Stoops to Conquer : a Comedy / by Dr. Goldsmith ; with Drawings by Edwin Abbey ; Decorations by Alfred Parsons ; Introduction by Austin Dobson

      London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1887 - Description: 176 p. , [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 38 cm. Related Names: Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Parsons, Alfred, 1847-1920. Notes: Title page in red and black. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. 4 Kg. 176 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le pair bimétallique. (Notes soumises à la Gold and Silver Commission).

      Paris, Guillaumin 1887 - Octavo. Pp. 85. Printed on thick paper. In the original stiff printed wrappers, bit dust-soiled, thumbed; faint dampmark in lower margin. In a very good condition. - - First edition. In the same year, an English translation, "The Bimetallic Par: Notes Submitted to the Gold and Silver Commission" was published in London by P. S. King; and a German translation, "Das bimetallische Pari. Der Gold- und Silver-Commission in London unterbreitete Bemerkungen" appeared in Köln by J. P. Bachem. Henri Cernuschi (1821-1896), Italian politician and economist, best known for his publications on financial questions, more especially bimetallism. Of the latter he was an ardent champion, and the word itself is commonly supposed to have originated with him - at least in its English form it is first found in his "Silver Vindicated" (1876). Scarce. OCLC 27803254 locates just 7 copies worldwide. KVK adds copies in the National Libraries of Spain, the Netherlands, and France; and in Union Catalogs of Canada, Britain, Italy, and Northern Germany.

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        ALCALOIDES. Histoire, propriétés chimiques et physiques, extraction, action physiologique, effets thérapeutiques, toxicologie, observations, usages en médecine, formules, etc. [2 volumes].

      1887 - Bruxelles, Weissenbruch, 1887-1889. Deux volumes in-quarto (190 X 277) reliés demi-basane fauve, dos cinq nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouge et verte (reliure de l'époque) ; Tome I : 648 pages. Tome II : 775 pages. IMPORTANT OUVRAGE. Quelques épidermures sur les plats, rousseurs claires éparses, néanmoins BON EXEMPLAIRE. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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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'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'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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        The Works of, complete in 13 volumes.

      London: Smith, Elder, 1887.. Published 1887-1890. Frontispieces. 13 volumes 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), handsomely bound half green calf, marbled boards, spines gilt extra in 4 compartments with tan and crimson lettering pieces; lightest of rubbing, strongly bound and very attractive. Foxing to prelims of text.

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        Corpus Iuris Civilis. Ediderunt fratres Kriegelii. Pars I: Institutiones, Digesta. Pars II: A Aemilio Herrmanno recognita - Codicem continens. Pars III: A Eduardo Osenbrüggen recognita - Novellas continens.

      Lipsiae, s.a. (1887), volumi 3, in-4, mezza pelle, fregi e scritte oro sui dorsi, piatti in carta marmorizzata.

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        ILLUSTRAZIONE Militare Italiana. diretta da Quinto Cenni. Anno I. 1887, numeri 1-24. Annata completa, pp. (4), 199, (11). Con numerose tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina. Anno secondo. 1888. numeri 1-48 (numero doppio). Annata completa, pp. (4), 208, (8). Con numerose tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina. Legato in fine: Rassegna Navale passata da S.M. il Re d?Italia in onore di S.M. l?Imperatore di Germania e Re di Prussia. Anno Quarto 1890. Numeri 74-111, Annata completa, pp. (8), 316. Con tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina (fra le quali segnaliamo quelle relative alle Feste di maggio di Roma e Milano). Anno Sesto 1892. Numeri 148-160 bis. Annata completa, pp. (4), 100, 24. Con tavole di Cenni a colori e in seppia, a piena e doppia pagina. Anno Settimo 1893. Numeri 161-172 bis. Annata completa, pp. (4), 68, 52. Con tavole in nero e a colori e un numero speciale sulla battaglia di San Martino. Anno Ottavo 1894. Numeri 173-196 Annata completa pp. (4), 157. Con una grande tavola ripiegata (battaglia d?Agordat). Anno Nono 1895. Numeri 197-220. Annata completa, pp. (4), 195. Con due grandi tavole in cromolitografia (medagliere militare italiano, modificazioni uniformi degli ufficiali). Anno Decimo 1896. Numeri 221-244. Annata completa pp. (4), 119. Con tavole in nero a piena e a doppia pagina.

      Milano, Vallardi, 1887-96, voll. 8, in-4, brossure edit. rimontate su tela: alcune cerniere tengono, ma sono lise, piccole porzioni mancanti ai dorsi (un volume privo del dorso), consunzioni. 8 annate complete (mancano la terza e la quinta: 1889, 1891). I fascicoli ?di serie? sono tutti presenti. I supplementi e le monografie (7a campagna d?Africa, La campagna del 1859, ecc.), con numerazione separata, sono in genere presenti, legati fra i fascicoli (ma potrebbe mancarne qualcuno). La rivista cessò le pubblicazioni nel 1897.

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        Codex Astensis qui de Malabayla communiter noncupatur. Edidit Quintinus Sella.

      Romae, Accademia dei Lincei - Ex Typis Salviucci, 1880 - 1887. 1887 4 voll. in4°, pp. XVI, 314; (4), 635; (2), 636-1196 (numerazione continua); (2), 263); brossura editoriale. Una carta geografica ripiegata f.t. del territorio della Repubblica di Asti nel 1300 e 9 tavv. in b.n. e a colori f.t. riproducenti con estrema fedeltà parti del codice. Restauri alle brossure. Buon esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale, rara a reperirsi completa di tutto il pubblicato. "Questo codice è una raccolta degli atti più importanti pel comune, a sostegno dei proprii diritti, come: trattati pubblici, bolle, diplomi, carte e titoli di possesso o di pretensioni" (Manno). L'opera, pubblicata nell'arco di sette anni dall'Accademia dei Lincei, riveste una notevolissima importanza per lo studio della storia giuridica astigiana e illustra la storia del prezioso codice, conservato dapprima nell'Archivio di Corte di Vienna e nel 1876 donato al Sella dall'Imperatore Francesco Giuseppe. Lo statista piemontese fece poi dono del codice alla città di Asti, nel cui archivio si trova attualmente. Il Sella curò personalmente la parte storico-illustrativa, mentre della parte paleografica si occuparono L. Re, A. Corvisieri, P. Amat di San Filippo, P. Vayra, che, alla morte del Sella (1884), condusse a termine l'imponente pubblicazione. "Indi è che noi chiameremo Codice Malabaila il prezioso monumento che l'Italia deve all'imperatore d'Austria, poiché si riferisce ad un originale, che nel 1353 si chiamava de Malabaila... Comunque sia, il nome di Malabaila, che noi proponiamo pel Codice oggi recuperato dall'Italia, ricorda una denominazione del secolo XIV, ed è un tributo di lode a chi conservava in quel tempo il prezioso originale con tanta cura, che l'opinione pubblica aveva dato a questo il nome di quello" (Sella). Manno / Promis, II, 11032. Lozzi, I, 134 (in nota).

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        Bulletin de la Société astronomique de France. (poi: et Revue mensuelle d'Astronomie, de météorologie et de physique du Globe).

      Au siège de la Socété, Hotel des Sociétés savantes 1887-1934 Quarantotto annate legate in 43 volumi di cm. 24, pp. oltre 20.000 complessive. Con centinaia di incisioni e tavole anche fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura uniforme in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Legatura eseguita dalla Legatoria Artistica del Libro G. Oberti e C. di Genova. Qualche minimo e trascurabile segno d'uso alle legature, ma esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di tutto il pubblicato dal primo anno (1887) fino al 1934. Celebre rivista di divulgazione astronomica fondata da Camille Flammarion. Non comune a trovarsi così completa, solidamente legata ed in ottimo stato di conservazione come nel presente esemplare.

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        English As She Is Taught - 1st Edition/1st State

      Mutual Book Company c1900 12mo; [1-7], 8-28, [4] pages A beautiful First American Edition and first separate edition in its first state, BAL 3465, originally published in London in 1887, in about Fine condition. Laid paper in gray paper wrappers printed in red and black. Protected in custom folding case; With the biographical sketch of Twain by Matthew Irving Lans. From the 1901 publication of The New York Times: "True humor of the unconscious type is never out of date. 'English as She Is Taught' is as natively diverting as its Portuguese forerunner 'English as She Is Spoke'."

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        British and Irish Salmonidae.

      London/ Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1887. 8vo (260 x 175mm). pp. viii, 298, (2), with 12 (9 chromolithographed) plates and 52 figures. Contemporary red calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border, gilt edges. One of 25 copies for private circulation only. The present copy is numbered number 2. With a note inserted by the author 'With the author's compliments, Dec. 23/87'. Francis Day (1829-1889) was one of the leading ichthyologists in England. He extensively wrote on Indian fishes and spent many years on the Malabar Coast. The fine plates are by Miss F. Woolward, made after drawings by the author. "The fish were coloured from nature by Miss Florence Woolward, whose accuracy in delineation needs no remark as it speaks for itself" (From the preface). A fine copy. Dean I, p. 307.

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        Les civilisations de l?Inde

      Firmin-Didot 1887 1^ ediz., in 4°, pp. VIII, 743; leg. edit. m/maroc. rosso con angoli filettati, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, piatti e sguardie marmor.; opera ill. da 7 cromolitografie, 2 carte geogr. e 350 inc. ed heliogravures tratte dalle foto, dagli acquerelli e dai documenti dell'A., incaricato dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione francese, di una missione archeologica in India. Bella ediz. ed esemplare ben conservato, solo lievi tracce d'uso alla leg. 533/21

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        The Odyssey Of Homer; Done Into English Verse By William Morris. 2 Volumes.

      , London, Reeves & Turner, 1887.. . One of 50 Large Paper copies. Vellum spines with marbled paper boards and printed paper labels which are chipped. Exteriors worn, interiors clean and bright, binding tight. Former owner's bookplate on front paste-down endpaper.

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      Bordighera, [Liguria]:: Tipografia di L. Billi,. (n. d.).. 8-1/8" x 6-5/16". Single sheet broadside, printed recto only, on orange paper.. 1st separate printing, ca 1887. Not in Shaberman, nor found in Bulloch. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy to "Clara & Emily / Macirone / Christmas / 1887." Signed in full by MacDonald under the last stanza of text.. Evidence prior mounting at top of verso. Modest edgewear. A. vertical & horizontal fold line. Very Good.. Very rare printing of this Christmas poem by MacDonald, later collected in an 1890s volume of poetry. OCLC & KVK find only one copy of this broadside: National Library of Scotland.

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

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        The Odyssey Of Homer. Done Into English Verse By William Morris. 2 Volumes.

      , London, Reeves & Turner, 1887.. . One of 50 large paper sets. Quarter vellum and marbled paper boards with printed paper spine labels, uncut, vii, [1]-230; vii, [231]-450 pp. Endpapers foxed and blistered, covers rubbed with a few small chips in the paper, the spines are spotted, and both labels are chipped with loss of letters. The text is clean and bright. A very good copy of this rare edition.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Welsh Folk=Lore

      Oswestry & Wrexham: Woodall, Minshall and Co, 1887 Welsh Folk=Lore: A Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales Being the Prize Essay of the National Eisteddfod 1887. First limited edition of 213 copies. Very Rare. The first published edition is very rare and this is the pre-publication edition. Bound by hand in five separate booklets and placed in a hard card board binding and mailing box. A wonderful read. With an interesting list of subscribers at the rear. (xii), 359 pp, paper wrap top covers for Part 2, 3, 4, & 5 loose but present .OWEN, cleric and antiquary, whose best-known literary work was The Old Stone Crosses of the Vale of Clwyd, 1886. Another work, Welsh Folklore, 1896, was a prize-essay at the 1887 national eisteddfod (London). At the time of his death he was engaged on a book on ‘ The Holy Wells of North Wales,’ the uncompleted manuscript of which is preserved in the N.L.W. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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