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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        La Jeune pénitente".

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

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        Jeune enfant".

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

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        Nous n'irons plus au bois".

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

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        OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

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

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

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

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        DICCIONARIO ENCICLOPEDICO HISPANO-AMERICANO

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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        Nord Contre Sud

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Nouvelles.*

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

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

      London: Ward, Lock and Company ...VOLUME I : 1887- xii, 240pp., VOLUME 2 : 1888 - xii, 296pp., VOLUME 3 : 1889 - xii, 292pp....LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH SEPERATE COLORED PLATES REPRODUCED FROM FINE STEEL ENGRAVINGS, AND VERY MANY ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVINGS IN THE TEXT, THUS FULLY ILLUSTRATING ALL THE CATHEDRALS FROM MANY POINTS OF VIEW...COMPILED AND REVISED WITH THE AID OF DIGNITARIES OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH... FRONTISPIECE IN EACH VOLUME...CORDOVAN LEATHER WITH 6 COMPARTMENTS...GILT DECORATED SPINES WITH BLACK TITLE LABELS...ILLUSTRATIONS, BOTH COLOR AND B/W, ARE CLEAN AND BRIGHT...Spines slightly dimmed due to sunning. Some edge wear and scuffing. OVERALL A VERY HANDSOME SET.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Tenerife and Its Six Satellites or the Canary Islands Past and Present ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

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

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS

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

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        RONDAH; Or, Thirty Three Years in a Star

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

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

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

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        Cyprus

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

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        El Anacronópete. Viaje a China. Metempsicosis

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

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        Ithaka. Mit 5 Aquarellfarbendrucken, 1 Karte u. 40 Phototypien nach Originalen von Ludwig Hans Fischer

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

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        Moralités légendaires *

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

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        THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE

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

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        The Art of Golf

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

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        Bull Head [Original Albumen Photograph]

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Histoire Des Grecs

      Paris. Librairie Hachette. 1887-1889 Bound in extravagantly ornate gilt pictorial red Morocco depicting extremely ornate gilt tooled vignettes of warriors, Gods, battles and symbolic icons to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments embellished with vignettes of Greek icons. Raised bands. White silk moire endsheets. All edges gilded. Thick 4to. 7.0 x 10.75 New Edition. Illustrated with 14 brilliantly illuminated full page tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates and further by over 3400 gravure engravings, vignettes and 30 colour maps. A monumental work in a most impressive Hachette gilt binding - truly one of the most stunning bindings we've encountered. Sumptuously illustrated with eye-boggling, iridescent Chromolithographs, this extremely rare set is a true work of design art. Light rubbing to covers. Mild evidence of moisture to last half of Volume 3 with attendant mlid page wrinkling. Mild sporadic foxing throughout, else Very Good. A bright, crisp, breathtaking example of an exquisite Hachette Binding.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        HISTORIA DE SALAMANCA (Completa, 3 tomos)

      - ATENCION: EL ENVIO GRATIS SE TRAMITA POR CORREO ORDINARIO (CONTRAREEMBOLSO TIENE UN COSTE DE 5 EUR.). Ed. Imp. Francisco Nuñez Izquierdo; Salamanca. 1887. Castellano. Tela editorial estampada con dorados y decorada. 3 vols. 24x17 cm. 524+535+468 pags. Letras capitulares. Orlas al inicio de cada capitulo. Apendices al final de cada uno de los 9 libros que componen la obra. Sello de anterior proipetario en primera pagina y cortes de cada tomo. Leves restos de etiqueta de anterior propietario en el margen inferior del lomo. Ligeros rozes en los extremos de la lomera de cada tomo. Por lo demas, muy buena conservacion. HISTORIA. LOCAL.

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        Historia de Salamanca

      - Historia de la Edad Media y Moderna. Provincia de Salamanca. S. Siglo V.-Siglo XV. (94(460.187 S.)"04/14") Historia de España.(946.213) Nobleza. Provincia de Salamanca. S. Siglo XV. (929.7(460.187 S.)"14") Salamanca. 1887. 24 cm. 3 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. M. Villar y Macas. Salamanca. -Historia. Imp. de Francisco Nuñez Izquierdo . Cubierta deslucida. MD3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Celebrated Pictures Exhibited at the Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition: Fine Arts Section

      London and Manchester - J.S. Virtue and Co and Palmer and Howe, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A gorgeous limited edition collection of artwork from this memorable exhibition. India Paper Edition, limited to three hundred copies, of which this is number 36. With thirty paper guarded plates featuringa series of line engravings and etchings, with commentary. The Royal Jubilee Exhibition of 1887 was held in Old Trafford, Manchester, England, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign. It was opened by Princess Alexandra, wife of Edward, the Prince of Wales, on 3 May 1887, and remained open for 166 days, during which time there were 4. 5 million paying visitors, 74,600 in one day alone. The site chosen for the construction of the purpose-built exhibition halls was the present-day White City retail park, then the Royal Botanical Gardens, and amusements such as toboganning slides and a sports arena were also provided. The buildings were constructed from cast iron gas pipes, and had large glazed areas. The main building was in the shape of a cross, with a 150-foot (46 m) high central dome 90 feet (27 m) in diameter, from which radiated four long galleries. Temporary sidings for the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway were completed in 1886, to provide convenient access for visitors. Sir Walter Armstrong (18491918) was a museum director and art historian. Armstrong had a keen eye for a painting and a sure touch as a critic and by the time of his appointment as successor to Henry Edward Doyle as director of the National Gallery of Ireland, in 1892, his personal and professional standing among contemporary artists and art historians was assured. He was in fact the first scholardirector of the gallery and held the post until 1914. During his time as director Armstrong initiated a number of important changes within the gallery. Modern museum practices were introduced with pictures systematically cleaned, framed, and glazed. He completely revised the gallery's catalogue, largely rewriting it to provide a much more detailed and comprehensive account of the gallery's holdings. Armstrong is also remembered for his series of massive monographs, with accompanying catalogues, of some of the major British painters of the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth. His texts are always thoughtful and possess a literary quality. DNBCondition: In a decorative half morocco binding. Externally attractive, althoughslightly rubbed, with somemarks to the boards. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, generally firmly bound, although many of the tissue-guards are detached but present or working loose. The plates are lovely and bright and the pages just slightly age-toned, and generally clean with light scattered spotting and a few tidemarks to the margins, not affecting the text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Chips from Our Log, or, Glimpses of Life Aboard the Yacht 'Ripple'

      R.H. Dennis, Rochester, NY 1887 - No jacket. Boards lightly rubbed. This copy is signed and dated 'Cuba Aug 6th, 1892, Ella R. Searle'. Ella was Newell's only daughter by his first wife. Searle's writings feature excerpts from her father's writing, including a poem he wrote for Ella. She includes information about the sources from which the writings were taken, as well (e.g., "Lines written by my father to Mr. E.F. Chase of Rochester on his 55th Birthday, January, 1887"). xii, 52 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped double rule on front & rear board. George H. Newell was the first commodore of the Rochester Yacht Club, and captain of the yacht Ripple. This volume recounts numerous voyages the Ripple took on Lake Ontario in journal-style entries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her sisters. An Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder, 1887. Seven volumes; the Life by Mrs. Gaskell. Frontispieces, pictorial titles, plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Contemporary half crimson calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments and on raised bands, with double green lettering pieces, all edges marbled. Headband of volume one slightly pulled and slightly chipped. Some raised bands rubbed, some scuffing to extremities; three inner gutters between front free endpapers and fly-leaves cracked but very firm. One plate detached and very slightly chipped on margin. Overall a pretty set, attractive on the shelf

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        Constitution and Book of Laws, Made for the Government of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Inc., and the African Communities League., of the World.

      Pamphlet, 12mo, original printed pale blue wrappers, stapled, 40 pp. Very slight aging; near fine and an exceptional copy. Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was one of the most influential black leaders of the early 20th century. Unlike other black leaders, Garvey felt for blacks to really gain equality they would be better off going back to Africa. He was a strong champion of black separatism, feeling it was the only way to overcome racism, he even went as far as to propose alliance with white power groups, including the Ku Klux Klan (see An Appeal to the Soul of White America...). He felt the ends of the two groups were actually very similar. In 1914 Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement and Conservation Association and African Communities League, typically referred to as the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). This organization would probably have close to 75,000 members and would be dedicated to black advancement and uplift. Garvey was inspired by the ideas of Booker T. Washington, especially the notion of black enterprise. This pamphlet presents the by-laws of Garvey's organization, and is very scarce. The OCLC locates only two copies of this printing. While this edition is supposed to follow one published in July 1918, it is not clear if that edition was published. OCLC. ANB. #100979.$1150

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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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        Pilling's Complete Bibliographies; Athapascan, Chinookan, Eskimo, Iroqouian, Muskhogean, Salishan, Sioan, Wakashan and Algonquian ( Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletins 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19). Bound together in two volumes

      Government Printing Office. Hardcover. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletins 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19. Nine works, bound together in two volumes. Red cloth binding, leather titles. The complete works of Pilling for the Bureau of American Ethnology. One volume contains the Algonquian, all others are bound together in a second volume in matching red cloth. Contents generally very good with just a few loose pages. Some light foxing, staining and writing on covers. A handsome complete set of Pilling's classic work. . Very Good. 1887. 1st Edition.

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        A SONG For CHRISTMAS

      Bordighera, [Liguria]:: Tipografia di L. Billi,. (n. d.).. 8-1/8" x 6-5/16". 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. Single sheet broadside, printed recto only, on orange paper.. 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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        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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        Die Kriegswaffen. Eine fortlaufende, übersichtlich geordnete Zusammenstellung der gesammten Schusswaffen, Kriegsfeuer, Hieb- und Stichwaffen und Instrumente, sowie Torpedos, Minen, Panzerungen und dergl. seit Einführung von Hinterladern. Band 1

      Berlin, Capitaine & Hertling 1887. 27 cm. 178, (2), 96, 12 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen, Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Der seltene 1. Band des vom "Bureau für Erfindungsschutz" herausgegebenen Werkes; Band 2 - 7 erschienen in Rathenow im Verlag Babenzien. Inhalt: Abteilung A: Geschütze; Abteilung B: Handfeuerwaffen; Abteilung C: Hieb- und Stichwaffen; Abteilung D: Kriegsfeuer für Geschütze und Gewehre, Raketen, Minen, Torpedos; Abteilung E: Panzerungen; Abteilung F: Instrumente etc. für Kriegswaffen. Berieben, Vorsatz und erste 3 Blatt fleckig -

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        ANCIENT EGYPT OR MIZRAIM

      New York: Henry G. Allen, 1887. 2 vols. EDITION DE LUXE, number 320 of and edition limited to 800 copies. Engraved titles, 72 plates, (including 45 colored ). . Elephant folio. Professionally rebound in dark red 3/4 polished morocco over cloth; spines elaborately tooled with classical Egyptian elements; front boards embellished with a bold image of a Pharaoh in gilt on a royal blue background. Two number lines ( one ink stamp, the other pencil ) indicative of past library ownership on the backs of the title-pages ( the only such markings ), several previously repaired, small, closed tears at margins, otherwise, a stunningly beautiful set of this classic work. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Summer Sale! Our online pricing is reduced 20% for our 2013 Summer Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        STAG HUNTING ON EXMOOR

      Chapman and Hall 1887 - First edition. Finely bound in full crushed olive morocco by Bayntun. Decorated with gilt vignettes on both spine and covers. All edges gilt. A handsome copy, housed in custom made cloth box. 14 black and white illustrations by Edgar Giberne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Army Memories

      New York: Koch, Sons, & Co, 1887. Folio. (18 3/8 x 16 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 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 paper labels with captions laid onto the verso, each label printed in blue with the plate number, title, and sub-title or related text. All twelve plates signed by Harlow in pencil on the mount. Expertly bound to style in dark red half morocco over original dark green cloth-covered boards, the upper cover titled in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. Very rare: the deluxe issue of one of the great American chromolithographically illustrated works and a wonderful graphic representation of the Civil War. 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. This copy the deluxe issue, one of an unspecified but limited number, with each plate signed by Harlow.

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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, ... NEW AND ENLARGED

      Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers. Good with no dust jacket. 1887. 1st Revised. Paperback. Drinking; Alchohol; Drinks; Bar Tending; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 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, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc. , Etc. , in Endless Variety Bound in original wrappers, two staples. This antique volume is a scarce bartender's guide. Front cover bears statement that this work is "an entirely new and enlarged edition." The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, spine chipped at extremities. Pages 77 to 82 show tears and folds to edges, several other pages show dog ears. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 130 pages plus 46 pages of publisher's advertisements. .

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        Album de vers et de prose

      Bruxelles, Paris: Librairie nouvelle, librairie universelle, 1887. Livre. Très bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Ed. originale. in-8°. Bruxelles, Librairie nouvelle, Paris, Librairie universelle, 1887. Forme le 10e numéro de la 1re série de "Poètes et prosateurs, anthologie contemporaine des écrivains français et belges". 19,5 x 12 cm (R), in-8, 16 pp., reliure moderne de demi-maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse avec titre en long, couvertures conservées. Edition originale des textes en prose ("Plainte d'automne", "Frisson d'hiver", "La gloire" et "Le Nénuphar blanc"). Les poèmes ("Les fenêtres", "Les fleurs", "Brise marine", Soupir", "Sainte" et "Quatre sonnets") avaient été édités la même année dans l'édition photo-lithographique "Les Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé" tirée à 47 exemplaires seulement. Très rare. Bel exemplaire. (TALVART et PLACE, XII, p. 121 ; inconnu de Vicaire).

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        Picturesque Australasia

      London.: Cassell & Company.. 1887 - 1889.. FOUR VOLUMES - Vol. 1, 1887; Vol. II and III, 1888; Vol. IV, 1889. Color maps, black and white wood engraved plates and in-text illustrations, approximately 300pp each, index, 10½ x 8 inches, gilt lettered goldenrod cloth covered boards with embossed red and green flower garland (hardbound). Ex-library with institution's stamped ID on inside of front cover and on the title pages of Volumes I, II, III; faint catalogue notation on spine of all four volumes. Covers lightly worn with some foxing to fore-edge, endpapers, and a few additional pages; small drip to top of front cover of volume IV and small soiled spot to back cover of volume I, still a handsome set with particularly bright decorative binding. The chief focus of these lavishly illustrated volumes is on Australia and New Zealand but New Guinea and Fiji are also covered, with essays pertaining to the history, geography, industry, scenic features and urban centers of the above locals prepared by an extensive list of contributors. Volume I features maps of Australia, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia following the index. Despite the library markings, these are unusually attractive volumes with bright and clean attractive decorative binding, certain to be of interest to collectors, and a set that would display well. .

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