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        Collection des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs. Publiee sous les auspices du Ministere de l'Instruction publique. Avec la collaboration de Ch.-Em. Ruelle. 3 (statt 4) Bände.

      Paris, Steinheil, 1887-88.. (27,5 x 21 cm). XXVIII, 284 S./ X, 252 S., SS. (461)-477/ (4) 242 S., SS. (431)-458. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Spätere Leinwandbände.. Eines von 150 Exemplaren der seltenen ersten Ausgabe. "Bolton calls this work the fountain-head of information on the earliest authentic manuscripts of Chemistry. Only 150 copies were published which accounts for the rarity of this most important work in its original edition" (Duveen). - In Band 2 und 3 fehlt jeweils ein Teil. Die vorhandenen Teile teils verbunden. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - Duveen 72

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        Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon in den Jahren 1884/86. vol. 1-4 (complete).

      . Wiesbaden, Kreidel, 1887-1908. 4 parts in 4 (1-2; 3 text; 3 atlas; 4), folio. Erste Band: [iv], 1l, 154 pp. 17 lithographed plates (some hand-coloured). Zweiter Band: [ii], 263 pp., nice engraved vignette, some text figs, 1 unnumbered plate, 24 numbered lithographed plates (for a total of 25). Dritter Band: text [vi], 599 pp., 12 folding tables; Atlas with 84 heliographs and lithographs. Vierter Band: 2ll, 93 pp., 25 text figs, "text tafel", 10 numbered photographic plates (for a total of 11). Uniform contemporary half vellum over grey paper boards. Rich gilt morocco label with titles on the spines.* Important contribution to the anthropology and zoology of present-day Sri-Lanka in four parts. Part I (1887-1888) über die Anatomie der Echinothuriden und die Phylogenie der Echinodermen, and on Eulimidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) with new species, and on the landsnail Helix waltoni, etc.; Part II is entirely herpetological, with detailed anatomical and ontological study of "Der Blindwühle Ichthyophis glutinosus, L.; Part III (text and atlas 1892-93) deals with "Die Weddas von Ceylon und die sie umgebenden Völkerschaften". This includes an anthropological atlas with huge section on phrenology, with the photographs and drawings (on millimeter grid paper) of skulls, including photos of chimpanzee skulls. Important is the full colour map giving the distribution of Tamil, Singhalese, and other indigenous tribes; Part IV (1908) is a contribution to "Die Steinzeit auf Ceylon". The plates depict stone age axes and other artefacts, as well as some shells. Paul Benedikt Sarasin (1856-1929) was born in Basel, and studied medicine at Basel University. During his studies, he met the zoologist Karl Semper in Würzburg, and under hsi influence changed direction, writing a dissertation in 1882 on snails. From 1883-86 Paul travelled with his cousin Fritz to Ceylon to undertake zoological and anthropological field work. They published the first three volumes of their findings between 1887-93, before setting off on a second expedition to Celebes (1893-96) where they did further pioneering fieldwork. In 1907 they returned to Ceylon, and published a fourth vol. (present here too) on the stone age of Ceylon. As David Bulbeck, of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at The Australian National University, has pointed out (, the Sarasins'"work reflects the intellectual milieu at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when anthropology was widely viewed as a component of natural history, when natural history in exotic locations took the form of challenging expeditions, and when these expeditions were often self-funded by wealthy gentlemen. This was also the time when some degree of specialization was emerging in atural history'research, particularly in the distinction between anthropology and biology, with physical anthropology as the common ground where scientists from both sides could try their hand. The Sarasin cousins were well-placed in this regard, as Paul Sarasin could focus on the material cultural aspects, and Fritz Sarasin on the biological dimensions...". In terms of the history of scientific thought, particularly in the controversial area of human evolution, the Sarasins 'stone Age of Ceylon'represents a paradigm that was becoming outdated at the time of their scientific careers. Their attempt to encompass the totality of human evolution within the bounds of ethnographic variation, in the sense that successively more evolved lineages (reaching back towards the human-chimpanzee common ancestor) could be observed across the face of the earth, was difficult to reconcile with the emerging hominin fossil record, and this can be seen in Paul Sarasin chapter on the Sri Lanka lithics." Fritz later became director of the Ethnography Museum in Basel, while Paul was to become a leading light of the nature conservation movement. Paul was perhaps stimulated by his perception of how indigenous peoples, as well as the flora and fauna of the lands he had travelled through in Asia, were deeply affected by western European contact. As early as 1911 he published a paper Weltnaturschutz. Global Protection of Nature, Bern, and heavily promoted the Movement for the Global Protection of Nature. By the end of World War I he established the world first national park in Switzerland. Some spotting to the preliminary pages and title pages. The explanatory text leaves to plates VI and XII in volume II are placed after page 94, and 150, probably as issued. With the bookplates of the Swiss malacologist Lothar Forcart. Otherwise a fine clean set. Rare. Nissen ZBI, 3570.

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        Report on a Part of Northern Alberta, and Portions of Adjacent Districts of Assiniboia und Saskatchewan, Embracing the Country Lying South of the North Saskatchewan River and North of Lat. 51° 6' between Long. 110° and 115° 15' West.

      Montreal, Dawson Brothers, 1887.. 176 S. OBrosch.. In engl. Sprache. Mit eighd. Widm. des Authoren. Mit zwei Tafeln. - Geological and Natural History Survey of Canada, Part E. Annual Report, 1886. - Gbrsp., kl. Graffitti a. T., Läsuren m. Japanpapier fachmännisch hinterlegt, etw. angestaubt. Ordentliches Expl. - Tyrrell (1858 - 1957) war kanadischer Geologe, Kartograf und Bergbauberater. Er gilt als Entdecker der Dinosaurierknochen (des sogen. Albertosaurus) und Kohlevorkommen in Alberta 1884. Obwohl er Jura an der Universität von Toronto studiert hatte, begann er 1881 für den geologischen Survey 1881 zu arbeiten. 1898 wechselte er in den Goldabbau, wo er lange Jahre die Kirkland Lake Goldmine im nördlichen Ontario managte. - Hier werden die Kohlevorkommen am Saskatchewan River beschrieben.

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        Naturgeschichte des Tierreichs in drei Teilen. Mit 850 Abbildungen auf 91 Tafeln und über 100 teilweise kolorierten Textillustrationen.

      Esslingen, München, J.F. Schreiber, (1887).. 9. und 10. Aufl. 3 Bde. Mit 850 Abbildungen auf 91 Tafeln und über 200 teilweise kolorierten Textillustrationen.Rücken von Bd. 1 aufgeplatzt, innen einige lose Seiten,Buchrückseite beschädigt, Bd. 2 und 3 weisen Gebrauchsspuren auf. Bd. 3 einige Tafeln e. Naturgeschichte des Tierreichs,1.Bd. Säugetiere, 2.Bd. Vögel, 3.Bd. Reptilien und Amphibien

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        L'Apres-Midi d'un Favne [Faune]. Eglogve. Avec frontispice, ex-libris, flevrons & cul de-lampe par Manet.

      Paris, Leon Vanier, 1887.. 16 S. OBrosch.. In franz. Sprache. Mit allen Abbildungen. - Leichte Gbrsp. Gutes Expl.

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        Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon in den Jahren 1884/86. 4 Teile in 2 Bdn. u. ein Atlasband(compl.).

      Wiesbaden, Kreidel, 1887-1908. 2°, Bd. 1:1. Teil: [6 Bl.], 154 S. 17 lithogr. Taf (einige handkoloriert); 2.Teil: [2 Bl.], 263 S., Vignette und Textillustr., 1 Anhangtaf. u. 24 num. lithogr. Taf.; Bd. 2: 3 Teil: Texbd. [6 Bl.], 599 S., Anhang 7 Bl., 5 Falttaf; 4. Teil: 93 S., 1 Texttaf. u. 10 Taf. (Lichtdrucke). Bd. 3: Atlasband: 84 Taf. (Heliogravüren u. Lithographie)., HLdr. goldgeprägt m. vergoldetem Schnitt und fünf Zierbünden, Etwas berieben, wenig stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 7700. Ausserordentliche schwergewichtige und seltene Publikation über Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 4 Teilen:1T.: Die Augen und das Integument der Diadematiden ; Ueber zwei parasitische Schnecken ; Aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Helix waltoni, Reeve ; Knospenbildung bei Linckia multifora, Lamarck ; Ueber die Anatomie der Echinothuriden und die Phylogenie der Echinodermen;2. T. (1887-1888): Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte und Anatomie der ceylonesischen Blindwühle Ichthyophis glutinosus, L.;3.T.: Die Weddas von Ceylon und die sie umgebenden Völkerschaften. - 1892-1893 -- [Abteilung 1]: Die Weddas von Ceylon und die sie umgebenden Völk, ein Versuch, die in der Phylogenie des Menschen ruhenden Räthsel der Lösung näher zu bringen -- [Abteilung 2]. Dazugehörend der Atlasband.4 T.: Die Steinzeit auf Ceylon. - 1908.Paul Benedikt Sarasin wurde am 11. Dezember 1856 in Basel geboren. Er durchlief die Basler Schulen und begann an der Universität Basel ein Studium der Medizin. Nach dem ersten Propädeutikum zog es ihn jedoch nach Würzburg ans Institut des namhaften Zoologieprofessors Karl Semper. Dort widmete er sich zoologischen Studien und promovierte 1882 mit einer Dissertation über die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Wasserschnecke Bithynia tentaculata. In den Jahren 1883 bis 1886 begaben sich Paul Sarasin zusammen mit seinem Vetter Fritz Sarasin auf eine längere Reise nach Ceylon (heute Sri Lanka), um zoologische und anthropologische Feldforschung zu treiben. Das Erscheinen der ersten drei Bände des monumentalen Werks "Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon" in den Jahren 1887 bis 1893 machte die beiden Autoren zu Zoologen und Anthropologen ersten Ranges. Eine zweite Forschungsreise führte die beiden 1893 bis 1896 nach Celebes (heute Sulawesi). Auch hier leisteten sie geographische und geologische Pionierarbeit in einem grösstenteils noch unerforschten Gebiet. Die Ergebnisse dieser und einer zweiten Forschungsreise (1902-1903) wurden in einem fünfbändigen Werk publiziert. 1907 folgte eine weitere Reise nach Ceylon. Nach der ersten Celebesreise hatten sich die beiden Forscher 1896 wieder in Basel niedergelassen. Paul Sarasin wandte sich auch anderen Forschungsgebieten zu und legte eine ausserordentliche enzyklopädische Vielseitigkeit an den Tag. Er fühlte sich nicht nur in der Zoologie, Ethnologie und Prähistorie zu Hause, sondern schrieb auch über Anatomie, Geologie, Botanik, Tierpsychologie, Astronomie, Kunstgeschichte und Religionsgeschichte. Eine neue Periode in Paul Sarasins Leben begann mit dem Erwachen der Naturschutzbewegung. 1906 wurde anlässlich der Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in St.Gallen eine Naturschutzkommission ins Leben gerufen, die Paul Sarasin präsidierte. 1910 erfolgte mit der Pacht des Val Cluozza die Grundsteinlegung zum Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Im selben Jahr kam es zur Gründung des Schweizerischen Naturschutzbundes (seit 1997 "Pro Natura"). Am 20. März 1914 schliesslich, gerade noch rechtzeitig vor dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkriegs, gab die Bundesversammlung dem Schweizerischen Nationalpark ihren Segen und sicherte seinen Fortbestand mit einer Bundesgarantie von CHF 30'000. Es war der erste Nationalpark der Alpen und Mitteleuropas. Parallel dazu setzte sich Paul Sarasin auch für die Idee eines umfassenden Weltnaturschutzes ein. Zunehmende gesundheitliche Probleme zwangen Paul Sarasin zum Rückzug ins Privatleben. Am 7. April 1929 erlag er im Alter von 73 Jahren einer Lungenentzündung. (Nissen ZBI, 3570).

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        Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Neue Folge Band XXXI & XXXII. (containing: H.R. Hertz, "Über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen / Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen / Über einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung").

      Leipzig Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth 1887. First Edition 8vo. Volumes 31 and 32 bound together. Volume 31, pp. VIII, 1048. 7 plates in rear. Volume 32, pp. VIII, 704. 5 plates in rear. Includes titles for both vols. Pages are generally clean. Library impress stamp in upper corner of first title page and in corner of pp. 49-50. Occasional miniscule marginal tears neatly sealed. Bound in modern quarter dark brown morocco. The Hertz articles in volume 31 are on pp. 421-448, 543-544, 983-1000. In these articles "Hertz demonstrates what Maxwell had predicted that electromagnetic waves radiated in space with the speed of light. Hertz determined these waves to be of greater length than light and that they could be reflected, refracted and polarized. This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar." Volumes 31 and 32 also contain writings by Max Planck, Wilhelm Röntgen, etc. [Dibner, p. 34]. [Norman Sale Cat. 1123; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 71; Honeyman 1667]. Hardcover.

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        Ueber sehr schnelle elektrische Schwingungen (und) Nachtrag. 26, 2 S. Mit 1 Tafel. - Und: Derselbe. Ueber einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung. 16 S. In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie. NF. Band 31.

      Leipzig, Barth, 1887.. (21,5 x 13,5 cm). VIII, 1048 S. Mit 7 gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe seiner berühmten Arbeit über die mit Lichtgeschwindigkeit fortschreitenden elektrischen Wellen. - "Hertz demonstrated what Maxwell had predicted, that electromagnetic waves radiated in space with the speed of ligth. Hertz determined these waves to be of greater length than light and that they could be reflected, refracted and polarized. This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar" (Dibner). - Stempel auf Titel, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 6, 340; Darmstaedter 853; Dibner, Heralds of Science 71 First edition of his famous treatise on electric waves. - Stamp to title. Recent half cloth in old style. A crisp and fine copy

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      - Historia de Salamanca.- Salamanca, Imprenta de Francisco Núñez Izquierdo, 1887; 3 tomos en 4º holandesa, 1º, 524 pp. - 8 h. 2º, 535 pp. - 5 h. 3º, 468 pp. - 6 h. Palau nº 368460. Primera edición. Buen ejemplar con sello en anteportada de librería.

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      1887 - In Three Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1887. 1 page Vol I ads. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of this novel involving a faithful suitor, a flashy rival, and a heroine who makes a fatal choice -- reminiscent of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD a decade earlier, which in fact was when Hardy first conceived of this story.~The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, of which 860 were initially bound up in this dark green buckram-grained cloth with a double-lined border in black; these copies were undoubtedly sold primarily to the circulating libraries, as today they almost always turn up well-worn and with evidence of library labels. The 140 other sets of sheets were subsequently bound in a similar but cheaper remainder binding (dark green pebble-grained cloth with a single-line border, with the spine lettering in a different font, and without the Vol I ad leaf); as Purdy observes, no ex-circulating library in the secondary binding has ever been noted, so it is likely that they were not actually bound up until after 1894, the final year of the three-decker / lending library relationship -- and in fact Muir asserts that numerous as-new secondary-binding copies did not surface until the late 1920s. What all of this means is that although 860 copies were bound in the primary binding and 140 in the secondary binding, almost all of the fine copies encountered today are in the secondary binding.~This set is in near-fine condition (very slight wear on the sides of the spines and at the head of one spine); the original dark brown-coated endpapers have a few chips in their edges but remain firmly in place. This is the best copy of THE WOODLANDERS in primary binding that we have seen in our 30+ years of business. Purdy pp 54-57; Muir POINTS I p. 120 (& facing plate); Wolff 3002a. Housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annals of the House of Percy. 2 volume set

      VG - in overall very good condition. Some rubbing and soiling to vellum covers. Some foxing, especially at edges, within. Cloth backed pedigree in pocket at back of volume 1 Limited Edition Cream vellum covers with gilt title and crest 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 620pp; 994pp. Presentation inscription from the Duke of Northumberland to Robert Redpath on fep.

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        The Bar-tender's Guide; or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks

      Danbury, Conn., Behrens Pub. Co, 1887. Danbury, Conn., Behrens Pub. Co, 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. Behrens Publishing Company: Danbury, Connecticut, 1887. 130 p. 12mo. Gift quality, Fine. A superior copy without defect. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Rebound in full brown leather with gilt title/head and tail lines on spine. Includes brown leather box complete with gilt lettering/markings on spine of box. Jerry Thomas was an American bartender known for his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States. He is often considered "the father of American mixology. In addition to writing the seminal work on cocktails, his creativity and showmanship established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed Professor Jerry Thomas. This later edition of his essential guide is a scarce collectible in remarkable condition. Feel free to see our pictures. Ships daily

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        Asturias monumental, epigrafica y diplomatica. Datos para la historia de la provincia. 2 Volúmenes. Texto y láminas

      Hospicio Provincial, Oviedo 1887 - símil piel moderna bien conservada con tejuelos, azul para el texto y rojo, las láminas 186 láminas. . 826 págs.

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        Les Essais De Montaigne Publiés D' Après L'edition De 1588. Avec Les Variantes De 1595 Et Une Notice, Des Notes, Un Glossaire Et Un Index Par H. Motheau Et D. Jouaust. 7 Volumes

      Librairie Des Bibliophiles E. Flammarion, Successeur, Paris 1887 - 18 cm. 7 Volumes. Printed by Imprimerie Générale Lahure and Jouaust Et Sigaux, Paris. 1886-1889. Red morocco spine and red boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering to spine, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers. A bibliophile and critical edition in fine condition. Published on the basis of the 1588 edition, but taken in consideration the variants of the 1595 edition.With Notes, glossary and index. Present copy belonged to the Regius professor of history G. M. TREVELYAN.(1876-1962), author of 'England under Queen Anne', and 'Garibaldi',with his ownership entry. A fine set, with an interesting association. OCLC: 23413924.

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        The Topographical Anatomy of the Child

      Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone 1887, 1st Edition. () [1-9], 10 - 75pp. Very good. Folio (17.25" X 12.25"). Original green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Occasional, minor bumping to boards. T.e.g. Gold and green decorative floral endpapers. Foxing throughout, but only moderate to first few pages. Lengthy inscription on title page from the author presenting the book to a pupil at Queen's University Belfast. With 14 plates in colour and 33 woodcuts. The folds of the larger folding plates have been reinforced with linen tape on the versos only. An important work on the anatomy of children, presented by the author as a prize to one of his students, Owen Wilson, at Queen's University of Belfast. Symington was an important anatomist and served as the Chair of Anatomy at Queen's College, Belfast. The Symington Memorial Prize, established in the author's name in 1920, is still awarded to young anatomists..

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        The Beer of the Bible

      Trubner & Co. 179 pages. Extremely rare.James Death, a former brewer at Egypt's Cairo Brewery, published this scarce book in 1887. In it, he theorizes that within the scriptures lay evidence that "the manufacture of beer was the earliest art of primitive man; an art exceeding in antiquity that of the potter or of the wine maker, and certainly that of the baker." He argues that the substance cited in Exodus as "that which is leavened" was not, in fact, bread, but rather an early beer similar to a fermented Arab product called "Boosa." Though the author's theories never gained wide acceptance, his book survives as an interesting footnote in the study of early brewing.Black cloth with gilt titling on the spine and on the front cover. Dark brown coated end-papers. Very light wear to spine ends. Otherwise a very fine copy of a rare book.

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        Dead Souls

      London: Vizetelly, 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Vizetelly, 1887. 372 pp. Blue cloth with black lettering. Translated by Isabel Hapgood. First single-volume English-language edition. (Follows UK and US two-volume issues in 1887 and 1886 of the same edition, as well as the 1854 Hurst and Blackett edition under a different title. See Line, Ettlinger, and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation.) Good condition. Clean pages. Cloth soiled and rubbed, especially lettering on spine; tips worn. Cloth frayed at head and tail. Former owner's name on title page. Split hinges at front and rear, need to be handled with care. Good condition overall.A very scarce early English-language appearance of Gogol's classic novel.

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        The Topographical Anatomy of a Child

      Edinburgh - E. and S. Livingstone, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce anatomical study of children by Johnson Symington. First edition. Illustrated with fourteen coloured plates and thirty-three woodcuts. Symington was a lecturer on anatomy at the School of Medicine in Edinburgh. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and light bumping. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth tape. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamps throughout. Pages are generally bright, but with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions

      Wellington, 1887-90 - Six volumes, 59 plates and folding table; original gilt-lettered red cloth with Maori head stamped in black on the front boards. Spines faded as usual, an excellent set. We will advise postage costs and delivery times, which will vary from those quoted by ABE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA desde los Tiempos Primitivos hasta la Muerte de Fernando VII. Continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por D. Juan Valera, con la colaboración de Andrés Borrego y Antonio Pirala. 25 vols.

      Montaner y Simón, 1887-1890., Barcelona - 15x22.5. 25 vols. de unas 400pp. cada uno. 101 Láminas y mapas en color, algunos desplegables. Numerosas ilustraciones entre texto. Distribución de las láminas: Tomo1 (7 láminas), 2(5), 3(5), 4(6), 5(6), 6(5), 7(8), 8(6), 9(4), 10(4), 11(4), 12(6), 13(3), 14(3), 15(3), 16(3), 17(3), 18(4), 19(0), 20(0), 21(6), 22(2), 23(4), 24(2), 25(2). Buenos ejemplares en su hermosa encuadernación original, con todas sus láminas. Algunas ocasionales anotaciones a lápiz del historiador Julián Fresnedo de la Calzada. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Holandesa piel editorial. Ambos planos estampados en color, el anterior con el escudo de España en dorado. Cortes dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American and English Yachts: Illustrating and Describing the Most Famous Yachts Now Sailing in American and English Waters, with a Treatise upon Yachts and Yachting

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Stebbins, N.L.. First edition. Nicely rebacked, new endpapers. Faint discoloration to front board along top and fore-edge, edges rubbed with minor indications of restoration. Binding tight, interior excellent. 1887 Full-Leather. [i], 14 pp., 50 photogravure plates (containing 54 total images) from the original negatives by N.L. Stebbins. Original brown pebbled morocco boards, new brown morocco spine, gilt titles, blind-stamped triple rule, red lacquered page edges. An illustrated guide to the best American and English yachts sailing in the late nineteenth century, with high quality photographs of each accompanied by detailed specifications and information about the yacht's career. The text is written by Edward Burgess, a well-known yacht designer from Massachusetts, and winner of the 1887 America's Cup, in which his Volunteer defeated the British Thistle. Burgess was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame for his design of the Volunteer and several other tournament-winning sloops.

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        EARLY ADVENTURES IN PERSIA, SUSIANA, AND BABYLONIA [TWO VOLUME SET] Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes before the Discovery of Nineveh

      John Murray 1887 Boards a bit darkened and with with minor shelfwear. Hinges professionally repaired and with minor dampstaining to endpapers as well as a few single pages, but not obtrusive ; Fold-out maps of Syria, Kuzistan and of the Rivers Euphrat and Tigris with small closed tears to margin. Numerous plates ; 8vo; 490, 509 pages

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        Animal Anecdotes arranged on a new Principle

      Chatto & Windus, 1887. 1887 Decorated cloth bound hardback showing elephant , lion birds etc to front cover. Wear and discolouration to binding with splits to cloth at hinges. prize pastedown inside front cover. 308 pages with a further 32 pages of published adverts to the back. pages 144 & 145 have some marking & also pen scribble and pen scribble to 33 , 117 otherwise contents good. . refa1Z. Decorative Cloth. Fair.

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        American and English Yachts: Illustrating and Describing the Most Famous Yachts Now Sailing in American and English Waters, with a Treatise upon Yachts and Yachting

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Stebbins, N.L.. First edition. Nicely rebacked, new endpapers. Faint discoloration to front board along top and fore-edge, edges rubbed with minor indications of restoration. Binding tight, interior excellent. 1887 Full-Leather. [i], 14 pp., 50 photogravure plates (containing 54 total images) from the original negatives by N.L. Stebbins. Original brown pebbled morocco boards, new brown morocco spine, gilt titles, blind-stamped triple rule, red lacquered page edges. An illustrated guide to the best American and English yachts sailing in the late nineteenth century, with high quality photographs of each accompanied by detailed specifications and information about the yacht's career. The text is written by Edward Burgess, a well-known yacht designer from Massachusetts, and winner of the 1887 America's Cup, in which his Volunteer defeated the British Thistle. Burgess was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame for his design of the Volunteer and several other tournament-winning sloops.

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        Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, Etc

      New York: O. Judd Co.. Very Good-; Previous owner's name on front free end-paper, light . wear at corners.. 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Light brown cloth, gilt spine, title and fishing implements in black with a fly within a gilt circle, 113p., two plates with actural material, illustrations, publisher's ads. **Bruns K-9. .

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        Les commencements d'une conquête. L'Algérie de 1830 à 1840 Tome prmier - Tome second. La conquête de L'Algérie 1841-1857 Tome premier - Tome second par Camille Rousset de l'Académie Française.

      Librairie Plon E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, imprimeurs-éditeurs, 1887 - Paris, Librairie Plon E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, imprimeurs-éditeurs, 1887-1889. 4 vol. in 8 de 407pp., 495pp., 383pp., 409pp., reliures en demi basane bordeaux de l'époque légèrement postérieures, dos à 4 nerfs surlignés et soulignés de filets estampés, fleurons dorés, titre doré, tomaison et date dorés, nom du propriétaire des ouvrages doré en queue de dos, coins et coupes légèrement frottées, un choc à l'angle inférieur externe du second plat du dernier volume, 6 lignes manuscrites à l'encre noire de l'époque sur la deuxième page de garde du premier volume, 2 lignes manuscrites à l'encre noire de l'époque sur la dernière page de garde du second volume, 2 et 10 lignes manuscrites à l'encre noire de l'époque sur l'avant avant et avant dernière page de garde du dernier volume, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque les pages de titre des deux premiers volumes, rousseurs éparses, bon et bel exemplaire. Camille Rousset (1821-1892) fut un historien. Après avoir enseigné à Grenoble, il devint historiographe au ministère de la Guerre. Il fut élu membre de l'Académie française en 1871. Il est également l'auteur de: ''Précis d'histoire de la Révolution et de l'Empire'' (1849), ''Histoire de Louvois'' (4 vol.) (1861-1863), ''Correspondance de Louis XV et du maréchal de Noailles'' (2 vol) (1865), ''Le comte de Gisors'' (1868), '' Les volontaires de 1791-1794'' (1870), ''La Grande Armée de 1813'' (1871), ''Histoire de la guerre de Crimée'' (1877). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SEZON ("Season"). Illustrated Artistic Collection (Theater, also Art, Literature)

      Moscow, 1887 Editor: Nikolai Kicheev. The only known theater, etc. collection of "Season" ever published. Text in Russian. Folio (13" x 8-1/4") Softcover. 250+ pp. Many illustrations. Cover in fragile condition. Very Rare. Not in Kilgour. Click two times on the image to enlarge. For more images please visit our website..

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        Journals kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal [Two Volumes].

      London: W.H. Allen, 1887.. xxvii, 314 pp.; 303, [1] pp., 2 [ads]. 8vo. Green cloth stamped in black lettered in gilt. First edition. Illus. with 7 maps ( 6 folding, some colored), 5 chromolithographic plates, 2 folding panoramas, 6 further plates, and 1 mounted Woodburytype portrait. Yakushi T29a. Kuloy & Imaeda 10039. Handley p. 921. Sir Richard Temple, 1st Baronet (1826-1902) was an administrator in British India and a politician. "Temple was destined to be an outstanding representative of the ?Punjab school? of Indian administration.. he was made resident at Hyderabad in April 1867, foreign secretary in the central government in January 1868, and financial member of council from April 1868 to April 1874..Temple achieved the distinction of governing Bombay?to which he was appointed in April 1877?as well as Bengal. ?One cannot help seeing?, he wrote, ?? a new mental force ? springing up in Indian politics, which must add to our already numerous anxieties?: Western education acted upon important elements of the population, such as the Maratha Brahmans in the Bombay presidency, whose disaffection lay close to the surface.. He was accessible and conciliatory to educated Indians, and later endorsed Lord Ripon's extension of local self-government: ?some risk must be borne', he wrote, " (DNB). Very good or better, first volume unopened (uncut), boards rubbed, spines dulled, small oval Jesuit institutional stamp on free endpapers, small inked numerals to corner of endpapers, some minor foxing, mostly marginal, otherwise plates and maps brilliant, small inner marginal tear not affecting image on one map.

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        Anna Maria Lenngren, före 1794.

      Kopparstick. 12 × 9,5 cm (bladet), 9,7 × 7,2 cm (plåten), 6,2 × 5,2 cm (gravyren).<p>Proveniens: Eleonor Lilliehöök, född Berndes (1887-1977), konstnärens sonsons dotter, kvinnosakspolitiker och ordförande i Sveriges husmodersföreningars riksförbund. Gåva från henne till Ingrid Eek enligt en notering a tergo.<p>Litteratur: Jfr Carl U. Palm, »Anton Ulrik Berndes och Johan Bernhard Berndes, två svenska kopparstickare», Meddelanden IV från Föreningen för grafisk konst, Stockholm 1904, s. 46 (nr 67). Ej i Kungl. biblioteket, där dock varianten med landskapsbakgrund (Palm nr 68) finns i två storlekar, 9,8 × 7,8 och 13,2 × 10,4 cm (bildmått).. Det finns två helt olika porträtt av Berndes föreställande Anna Maria Lenngren (1754-1817). De vittnar på ett intressant sätt om hur bilden av skaldinnan förändrades under 1700-talets sista decennium. Porträtten utgör två skilda typer, som båda graverades i två varianter, se C. U. Palms förteckning, nr 67-70.<p>Detta är det tidigaste porträttet och anses vara utfört före 1794, det vill säga under Berndes' första period som grafiker, och innan han övergick till mezzotintgravyr. Anna Maria Lenngren var visserligen redan författare, men hade ännu inte publicerat sina främsta dikter, som till större delen tillkom just under senare delen av 1790-talet. »Några ord till min kära dotter ifall jag hade någon», »Pojkarne», »Porträtterne» och många andra klassiker skrevs för Stockholmsposten först sedan hennes make Carl Peter Lenngren övertagit tidningen efter medgrundaren Kellgrens bortgång 1795. I detta tidiga porträtt är det därför inte skaldinnan Lenngren vi möter, snarare en borgerlig fru i en öppen, varm och nästan naiv skildring. Det är människan Anna Maria Lenngren, och inte yrket. Dess tecknade förlaga har fått illustrera artikeln om Lenngren i Svenskt biografiskt lexikon.<p>Denna gravyr, mer privat än offentlig, är därför också mer sällsynt än de senare. Den graverades i två olika varianter av vilka detta är den tidigaste, här dessutom i en möjligen unik tidig stat före all text, som inte dokumenteras i C. U. Palms förteckning. Exemplaret har länge ärvts inom konstnärens familj.<p>Efter år 1800 hade situationen däremot förändrats, och det fanns behov av en ny Lenngrenbild. Hennes dikter trycktes visserligen utan namnet utsatt, men Lenngrens författarskap var väl känt och G. F. Gyllenborg kunde 1797 hylla henne öppet med ett ode i Svenska Akademien.<p>Berndes utförde därför ett nytt porträtt 1801, den bild vi är vana att se. Talrikt spridd visar den Anna Maria Lenngren som vi skulle förvänta oss, som en uppburen skaldinna med lagerkrans på huvudet. Bilden har blivit till ett offentligt rollporträtt av en berömdhet, och gravyrerna - fastän väl utförda - är opersonliga jämfört med den vackra tecknade förlaga som bevarats i Nationalmuseum

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      London, Marcus Ward & Company, 1887.. FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, complete set, 1887-1888, 4to, approximately 360 x 280 mm, 14¼ x 11 inches, Volume I: brick red and black illustrated title page, 9 almost full page illustrations and many large illustrations around the text plus numerous small vignettes and decorations, all in black or red or a combination of the two, (104) pages printed on hand-made paper; Volume II: Pianoforte Arrangement of the Music composed by Otto Goldschmidt, Malcolm Lawson, Walter Parratt and Professor W. H. Monk, same large 4to format, pages (4), 66. Both bound in stiff white vellum, top edges gilt, and with brown and white patterned endpapers, Volume I with red and gilt stamping on upper cover, with a beautiful illustration, lower cover in red only also with an illustration, Volume II stamped on both covers only in red. Volume I: a couple of small pale marks to covers, minute nick at tail of spine, an ink number on half-title, errata slip tipped-in on dedication page, some pale offsetting from illustrations; Volume II: ink number on title page. A near Fine clean tight set, both in the original plain cream dustwrappers which are slightly worn, darkened on the spine and somewhat browned, plus the original brown, cream and red illustrated slipcase, dusty and slightly stained, split on one short side and splitting on the other. Spencer, page 97-99: "In the spring of 1886 Crane was asked to design a book to commemorate a theatrical event based on new translations of Homer and Aschylus by Professor Warr of Kings College, London. ... Many designs were based on stage settings devised by well-known artists...This project allowed Crane to indulge his love of the antique. Several designs are close to contemporary work by Leighton, Alma Tadema and Poynter"; Masse, Crane Bibliography page 38. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Abhandlungen Zur Methode Der Kleinsten Quadrate - 1st Edition

      Berlin: Dr. A. Börsch & Dr. P. Simon. Near Fine. 1887. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A very handsome true First Edition copy in Near Fine condition, title page little loose, small bumps to the marbled boards and spine ends, otherwise in Fine condition, nice contemporary bookplate and later name inscription on front board. Overall this scarce copy presents a most outstanding collectible of this fundamental work in science; The fundamental work of Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) , ranked with Archimedes and Newton as the greatest of Mathematicians, in defining the method of least squares, the procedure used to this day to minimize the impact of measurement error. The first compository of Gauss' individual documentation (originally published in 1809) into a separate, comprehensive volume on the subject in the original German language, translated from Latin .

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      New York: Harper & Brothers,. 1887. original brown wrappers, printed in black.. Extremities of wrappers lightly chipped at head and tail of spine. panel and several corners, but a beautiful copy of this fragile book.. The Richard Manney copy with his bookplate laid in. (#31339). First U.S. (or first authorized U.S.) edition. Probable later printing. The twenty full-page illustrations with blank versos (not included in the publisher's pagination) are integral to signed gatherings (not inserts) and ads on inside front wrapper list "Latest Issues" in the "Harper's Handy Series" from number 107 through number 142 (Locke by Thomas Fowler). Scott calls for two leaves of ads following page 310, probably in error as all copies we have examined have a single leaf of ads following page 310. Issued as "Harper's Handy Series" No. 139 with front wrapper dated 1 July 1887. Publication date for both U.S. and British editions was 1 July 1887. There were pirated American editions which also appear to have been published in July 1887. These include Rand, McNally & Co.'s "Globe Library," No. 26, with front wrapper dated 1 February 1887, which was listed in Publishers' Weekly 9 July 1887 (this issue also listed Harper's authorized American edition). Several other unauthorized American editions, including Norman L. Munro "Munro's Library" edition dated 31 May 1887 and George Munro's "Seaside Library" edition dated 29 June 1887 were listed in PW a week later, 16 July 1887. Scott 7A.

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        La photographie astronomique. Presentation copy

      Paris, 1887. Mouchez, Ernest (1821-92). La photographie astronomique a l'Observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel. Extracted in part from the Bureau des Longitudes' Annuaire pour l'an 1887. 8vo. 107, [1]pp. 7 plates, including 4 with original photographs tipped to mounts, each with printed tissue guard. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887. 188 x 121 mm. Marbled boards c. 1887. Paper evenly toned, some light foxing in the plate leaves, otherwise very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "A Monsieur Moru, procurer general a , Souvenir bien affectueux, E. Mouchez." First Edition. In 1880, with the appearance of gelatin-silver bromide plates, "whole programs of astronomical photography were launched, with real scientific vigor and on a scale appropriate to the potential of the photographic medium. Heavenly bodies-stars, galaxies-are visible only by virtue of their emission of light, which can be faithfully recorded on a photographic plate, beyond even the capacity of the human eye. . . . From that moment the 'known' universe was no longer defined by limits of human vision, and, since light is only a small part of the totality of electromagnetic radiation, these limits were pushed further and further back as different wavelengths of light were discovered" (Frizel, p. 278). In 1884 Paul and Prosper Henry, astronomers at the Paris Observatory, adopted photography as a means of augmenting their ability to record stars of the third degree, which give off very little light. They had a special lens made for the purpose, which they used in conjunction with equatorial and refracting telescopes, the movements of which exactly compensate for the earth's rotation in order to prevent any blurring or deformation of the star image during the necessarily long exposure times. In 1887 Rear-Admiral Ernest Mouchez, an astronomer and cartographer, launched a plan to compile a photographic map of the sky, enlisting the help of over a dozen observatories using the Henry's photographic telescope. The present work describes this plan; it includes four striking original photographs of the moon, Saturn, Jupiter and the Hercules Cluster. Mouchez, who became director of the Paris Observatory in 1888, expected that a complete photographic star map would be produced by 1891; however, the project still remains incomplete and may never be realized. Frizel, ed., A New History of Photography, pp. 278-79; illustrating one of the plates from this book on p. 273.

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        THE WOODLANDERS- Three Volumes

      Macmillan, London 1887 - FIRST EDITION. THREE VOLUMES First edition in book firm, first issue, three volumes, three half title and title pages, 302pp., 2 pp of publisher's ads, 328pp., 316pp., chocolate endpapers, original green cloth, upper covers blocked in black, lower in blind, spines gilt, first volume rebacked retaining original spine, joints strengthened with canvas tape, some wear to endpaper and title page, gilt lettering to spine, slightly dulled, corners and spine edges slightly rubbed and bumped, uncut outer page edges, bindings sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Daisy Miller: A Study; Four Meetings; Longstaff&#39;s Marriage; Benvolio

      MacMillan, London, 1887. Early Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. Blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Signed and dated by James on the front free endpaper - dated May 17th, 1900. Early British edition of one of James&#39;s most lasting fictions. Slight spine roll, very light wear to boards. Slight soiling to endpapers, otherwise bright and unmarked internally. An attractive copy of a book difficult to find signed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044295. .

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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 - 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 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.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Genom Persien, Mesopotamien och Kaukasien. Reseminnen.

      Albert Bonniers [1887], Stockholm - First edition of Hedin's first book, 8vo, pp. xi, [5], 461, [3]; portrait frontispiece, 2 maps printed in color (1 large and folding at the back), numerous illustrations on plates from photographs, other wood engravings in the text; a near fine copy in the most uncommon pictorial wrappers. In a new cloth clamshell box.Hedin was only 22 when this book was published. He accepted work as a tutor in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, and his rides on horseback led to this account of his journey through Persia and Mesopotamia (present day Iran and Iraq). During these years he learned to speak Tatar and Persian, and it is reported that he also learned Mongolian and spoke it better than his tutor. The book is usually seen in cloth; the wrappers are unusual, and especially so in this condition. There is no equivalent edition in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "Genom Persien, Mesopotamien och Kaukasien. Reseminnen..."

      Stockholm: Albert Bonniers. [1887]. "First edition of Hedin&#39;s first book, 8vo, pp. xi, [5], 461, [3]; portrait frontispiece, 2 maps printed in color (1 large and folding at the back), numerous illustrations on plates from photographs, other wood engravings in the text; a near fine copy in the most uncommon pictorial wrappers. In a new cloth clamshell box.& & Hedin was only 22 when this book was published. He accepted work as a tutor in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, and his rides on horseback led to this account of his journey through Persia and Mesopotamia (present day Iran and Iraq). During these years he learned to speak Tatar and Persian, and it is reported that he also learned Mongolian and spoke it better than his tutor. & & The book is usually seen in cloth; the wrappers are unusual, and especially so in this condition. There is no equivalent edition in English."

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        Contributions fromRobert Louis Stevenson in Scribner&#39;s Magazine 1887-1914

      14 14, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fantastic collector&#39;s item for fans of Robert Louis Stevenson, a selection of RLS first appearancesinScribner&#39;s. Includes The Manse; Miss Pringle&#39;s Neighbors; Ticonderoga; A Chapter on Dreams; The Lantern-Bearers; Beggars; Pulvis et Umbra; Gentlemen; Some Gentlemen in Fiction; Popular Authors; Epilogue to &#39;An Inland Voyage&#39;; A Letter to a Young GentlemanWho Proposes to embrace the Career of Art; Contributions to the History of Fife; The Education of an Engineer; A Christmas Sermon; The House of Tembinoka; New Letters of R. L. Stevenson, edited by Sidney Colvin; Student Song; andOn the Choice of a Profession. Also includes The Nixie by his wife, Fanny. Includes some of the original Scribner&#39;s Magazine title pages and indexes laid down. Condition: In a recent half morocco leather binding. Externally, near fine, with some fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with just the odd spot or mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Wild Life and Adventure in the Australian Bush

      London,: Richard Bentley,, 1887.. Two volumes, octavo, four plates; original pictorial blue-grey cloth, a few marks and the spines fading, some spotting but a good copy. First edition: this scarce novel of Queensland life is noted for its detailed description of the Queensland bush, based on the first-hand experiences of a naturalist and geologist.Miller, p. 635.

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        The Begum&#39;s Fortune. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. With An Account of the Mutineers of the Bounty

      London: Samson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887., 1887. NEW EDITION. Octavo pp. 272. Publisher&#39;s green pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gilt, with yellow endpapers. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Boards clean and sharp, text block a little shaken, but no signatures too loose or detatched. Ink prize inscription to flyleaf. A very good copy that shows well.

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        The Clipper of the Clouds

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1887 - "The Clipper of the Clouds" by Jules Verne. First UK edition, first hardbound, first illustrated edition. Preceded by wrappered edition published by George Munro in June 1887. This edition was published in November 1887 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington in London. Fully illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates. 12mo [5.25" x 7.50"], 234 pages with 32 additional pages of publisher's advertisements. Hardbound in publisher's original pictoral cloth depicting the flight of the flying ship the "Albatross" through the Rocky Mountains. The lettering on the spine is gilt with all edges gilt. The book is in good to very good condition. Some bubbling to the spine and boards. Rubbing and wear to the boards, spine and edges. The hinges are slightly cracked. Light sporadic spotting, otherwise contents largely clean. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D10-32) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lake George Camp and Canoe-Chats. Gossip on canoes, camps, religion, social manners, medicine and law, gastronomy, politics & marriage. Illustrated with ten phototypes of beautiful views on the lake

      New York: Published by Private Subscription Press of John C. Franklin Jr. 34 Cortlandt St.Printer's devic New York: Published by Private Subscription ["Press of John C. Franklin, Jr., 34 Cortlandt St." - Printer's device and imprint on verso of title}], n.d. [1887?]. First edition. Folio. With 10 phototype plates; vignette head- and tailpieces. vi, 134 pp. Evergeen silky cloth, upper board stamped in black and gilt, floral endpapers. One corner rubbed, else a fine, fresh copy. Plum, Adirondack Bibliography 578 . A look at resort life on Lake George, with occasional mentions of trolling for trout (pp. 96 & 103), camping, canoeing, etc. Beautifully illustrated with fine, early photo-mechanical (collotype?) plates

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        New Meiji Map of Tokyo

      Koshodo Koshodo. Pocket map. Copper engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 28.6" x 20.7". This colorful tourist map of Tokyo and Yokohama is a highly detailed document of the city and its environs in the Meiji period. The city is shown divided into districts, and roads, rivers, and railroads are all labeled. Important buildings are colored in red, including the Imperial Palace at the map's center. The map is surrounded by 39 vignettes illustrating these significant buildings and other places around the city. Municipalities within the city proper are labeled, and rice farms can be seen in the rural districts, also labeled, outside the main city. The map has a substantial index, including police stations, ship soundings, monasteries, temples, and shrines. It also includes an inset map of the city of Yokohama and numerous information tables. The map is labeled with the publication date of February 3, 1887. It is in very good condition with original orange paper boards still attached, if slightly worn. Narrow margins as issued with some wear to edges, but overall bright color and no foxing or staining. Like many Japanese maps from the Meiji period, this map incorporates western cartographic elements, such as the large compass rose, into the traditional Japanese cartographic style. The map's intention for tourist use speaks to the gradual modernization that occurred in Japan during this era.

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