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        Foreign Etchings A Series of Twenty Original Etchings By Celebrated Artists of France, Germany, etc... Descriptive Text by Koehler and others.

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1887. Folio, unpaginated, with 19 plates, lacking “Heads of Peasants” but with an additional original etching signed in pencil by J. S. King loosely inserted. Vellum-coloured boards with gilt lettering, boards moderately soiled, crown and foot of backstrip and corners worn, library number on backstrip, bookplate. Etchings in generally very good condition with some toning and wrinkling to the japan paper. Number 21 of 40 copies on Japan paper from a total edition of 350 copies. Fine etchings by William Unger, William Leibl, Paul Rajon and others after paintings by Rembrandt, Titian, Muncacsy and others. The inserted etching is by James King, the American painter and etcher (1852-1925). King was a pupil of the Art Students League, New York, and the National Academy of Design. He completed his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, under Gerome and Bonnat. During his career, he exhibited both his etchings and paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Boston Art Club, Parrish Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, and with the Society of Independent Artists and was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and the New York Etching Club.

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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien

      [Berlin, Mayer et Müller], [circa 1887], in-8, [2]-61-[1] pages et 2 planches repliées, demi-chagrin moderne à la bradel, Texte en gothique (Fraktur). Très rare facsimilé pirate, inconnu des bibliographes, de l'édition originale publiée à Berlin par Fincke en 1840. Mayer et Müller firent paraître, en 1887, une seconde édition facsimilée ("2. unveränderte Auflage") du texte des Geometrische Untersuchungen, dont seuls diffèrent de la première édition berlinoise, la page de titre et le colophon ; le texte est une reproduction anastatique fidèle de celui de 1840. Ainsi l'on peut supposer que les deux éditeurs profitèrent de leur travail de reproduction facsimilé pour diffuser, à très petit nombre, une reproduction pirate de l'édition originale, sans aucune mention de réimpression. Entre 1829 et 1838, Lobachevski publie, au sein des Annales de l'Université de Kazan ou bien dans les "Unchenye zapiksi" (Mémoires scientifiques) de la même Université, une série d'articles dans lesquels il fonde, parallèlement et indépendamment des travaux de Gauss et Bolyai, une géométrie non-euclidienne, ou "géométrie imaginaire" (pour reprendre les termes même du mathématicien russe), libre des hypothèses euclidiennes et réfutant le cinquième postulat d'Euclide. Vis-à-vis de ses travaux fondateurs publiés en langue russe, les Geometrische Untersuchungen constituent un résumé des travaux antérieurs, mais en même temps, forment "la meilleur présentation de [cette] nouvelle géométrie" (DSB, VIII, p. 429). Papier uniformément roussi en début et fin de volume.

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        Photo album]: Tahiti. 1887-1888

      - Oblong folio. Measuring 13" x 10.5". Red cloth album stamped in black with "Photographs" on front board in gilt. Album contains 38 large albumen prints with 36 of them by Charles-Georges Spitz and the other two by Frank Homes. The boards are lightly worn and have some modest stains, one on the rear board, the cardboard leaves have foxing on the margins, overall sound and very good. The images are especially bold, bright and are fine.Nice large (approximately 8.5" x 6.5") and very sharp images, each contained in a slotted frame in the thick card leaves of the album. Neatly hand-captioned in French in red ink. Most of the images depict indigenous Tahitians, mostly in native costumes; with a very few in Westernized clothing. Some depict dancing, harbor scenes, the Queen of Bora-Bora, working, and other scenes of daily life.Among the captioned pictures are: "Panorama de Papeete, Palais des Pomare, Palais de justice, Pirogue de fete, Hopital militaire, Concours de pirogues le 14 juillet 1898, Banian du Cercle Militaire, Concours de danse, Tahitiens, Himens, Groupes de danseurs, Costumes anciens, le Marche, Danse des Indiens de Pondichery, Chef de l'ile Atiu, 1er prix de costume anciens, Indigene des iles Marquises, Avenue de Fataua, la Upa-Upa, Une source a Tahiti, Pont Phaeton, La reine de Bora-Bora," etc.Exceptionally bold and bright images, a truly remarkable album.Bibliography: Charles Georges Spitz *Photographies de Tahiti 1880-1890* (Ministere de la culture de Polynesie Francaise, Tahiti, 2002); Jean-Yves Trehin *Tahiti, L'Eden a l'epreuve de la photographie* (Ed. Gallimard - Musee de Tahiti et des Iles, 2003, p 88, 93, 95, 101, 104.); Jean-Yves Trehin *Gauguin, Tahiti et la photographie* (Ed. Gallimard / Musee des Iles, 2003, p. 27, 87, 114, 131). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Géographie Universelle. La terre et les hommes.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1887-1894. - 19 forts vol. in-4, cart. de l'éditeur pleine percaline rouge à décor Maçonnique (sign. A. Souze), dos à 4 faux-nerfs ornés d'un compas, d'une équerre et d'une boussole, plats ornés d'un globe terrestre au centre surplombant un semis de fers à froid dans un triple encadrement doré, toutes tranches dorées ; très nombr. illustr. in et h.-t. dont vues, types, plans, plus de 2000 cartes intercalées dans le texte et nomb. cartes en couleurs à double-page. Rousseurs éparses, essentiellement marginales, SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE dans un cartonnage d'une étonnante fraicheur. Cet ouvrage remarquable est toujours utile et comprend de nombreuses informations introuvables ailleurs. Réf. bibliographiques : (Vicaire VI-965). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Four Sides of the Obelisk. (Cleopatra's Needle.)

      Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. Limited. very good(+). Color lithograph. Image measures 18" x 11 1/2". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XXXIV. This color lithograph artfully renders the four sides of the so-called Cleopatra's Needle, famously relocated to New York's Central Park in 1880. Below each side of the obelisk is the square design which adorns the matching part of the pyramid at the obelisk's point. Published only 7 years after the obelisk's relocation, this fascinating print attests to the rapidity of the deterioration which the structure suffered when exposed to New York's climate and pollution. Particularly on the south and west sides, the legibility of the hieroglyphics has been appropriately compromised. This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient Egypt or Mizraim," Vol. II, published in 1887 and considered a landmark of American chromolithography. This copy of the print is in fantastic condition, with very minor foxing on the right side and minimal edge discoloration. 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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        Nord contre Sud. 85 dessins par Benett et une carte

      J. Hetzel et C.ie, Paris 1887 - In-4° (282x180mm), pp. (4), 416, (4) di estratto del catalogo Hetzel, bel cartonnage editoriale Hetzel in t. tela rossa della tipologia aux deux éléphants. Titolo in nero entro ventaglio in oro e in nero, due teste d'elefante laterali in rosso e in oro e ricchi decori e scene ispirate ai Voyages extraordinaires egualmente in oro e in nero realizzate su disegno di A. Souze al piatto anteriore. Titolo, filetti e decori in oro al dorso, logo editoriale e cornici ornamentali in nero al piatto posteriore. Tagli dorati. 85 xilografie di Benett n.t. e f.t. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione nel cartonnage hetzeliano aux deux éléphants (l'edizione originale, dello stesso anno, è in formato più piccolo, priva di illustrazioni ed in brossura) e prima edizione in questo formato di questo romanzo verniano ispirato alla Guerra di Secessione americana, uno dei pochi casi di narrativa storica della sua ingente produzione. L'edizione preoriginale del romanzo era apparsa sul Magasin d'Éducation et de Récreation dal 1° gennaio al 1° novembre dello stesso anno. Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Bottin, pp. 310-311, 1/1887. Cfr. Gondolo Della Riva, I, p. 89, n. 44 C. Francese [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Christ in the Camp or Religion in Lee's Army

      Richmond: B. F. Johnson & Co, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. [1], 528 pages. Frontispiece photograph portrait. Illustrated. Green cloth hardcover with black imprinted floral design and gilt title stamped on front cover. Gilt title on spine. Floral end papers. Cloth on the spine has a light vertical crease. The front hinge was repaired. Light edge wear to cloth extremities. This copy includes an inscribed (approx. 6.5" x 4") cabinet photograph card on the front paste down. The inscription on the photograph is the same phrase as the frontispiece but is handwritten. The author inscribed this book to Rev. J. O. Foster on the front blank end paper - "The Gray to "The Blue" "We be brethren!" To Rev. J. O. Foster with the fraternal regards and best wishes of his friend & Brother J. Wm. Jones Ocean Grove N. J. Aug. 4th to 7th 1887." Opposite this inscription is a single clipped newspaper column pasted down on the verso of the right front flyleaf. The news clipping is titled "Letters of Gen. R. E. Lee." Rev. Foster was also an author.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1887). Correspondence relative to the Slave Trade: 1886. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1887. [C.-5111].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1887. - Folio. VI, 193, (1) pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including material on operations conducted off the north-east coast of Oman, correspondence with the Political Resident in the Arabian Gulf, an account of the reception of fugitive slaves at Bushire, etc. Relevant correspondence is to be found under the headings: "Africa (East Coast) and Arabia" (pp. 1-33); "Egypt" (pp. 57-88; includes some information on the trade in the Red Sea); & "Zanzibar" (pp. 134-193). A good copy. Bennett 513. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Werke. Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Grossherzogin Sophie von Sachsen. (Weimarer Ausgabe / Sopiehausgabe). 1. Abt.: Werke. Bde. 1-4, 6-51 in 56 Bden. (es fehlten 5, 52-55). 3. Abt.: Tagebücher. Bde. 1-13 in 13 Bdn. (es fehlen 14 und 15). 4. Abt.: Briefe. Bde. 1-35 und 37 in 36 Bänden(es fehlen 36 und 38-50). Ohne Abt. 2. 105 Bde.

      - Weimar, Böhlau 1887-1906. 8°. 105 Bde. Kopfgoldschnitt. Schöne, einheitlich gebundene Halblederbände der Zeit mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung. Deckel und Vorsatzpapier mit Marmorpapier. Teils minim beschabt. Schön gebundene und sehr gut erhaltene Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 21. IV. 1887. - 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An eine namentlich nicht genannte Adressatin: "Herzlich gern würde ich Ihrem gefälligen Wunsche nachkommen, und den verlangten Thee schicken, doch leider habe ich seit November d. J. nur so viel in meinem Hause, was für meinen eigenen Bedarf nöthig ist [ ]".

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        Lelio

      Knihy dobrých autor? (J. Skaláka a Spol.), V Praze (Prague) - First edition. In publisher's purple, printed wrappers. Some gatherings were bound loose as usual for Czech books of the period. 74, (6) p. Josef ?apek's first book, a collection of short stories. ?apek (Czech cubist painter, writer, and poet; 1887-1945) is credited as the coiner of the word "robot". Although some sources claim that the word "robot" first appeared in the short story "Opilec" (The Drunkard; pp. 30-37.) of this book, but actually it was "automat". "Robot" appeared first in Josef's brother's 1920 play, "R.U.R." (Rossum's Universal Robots), as the name for artificial workers. Karel had difficulties to name these humanoid machines and asked Josef to find something instead of the academically sounding "Labori". Josef coined the word "Robot" deriving it from the Czech "robota", forced labour. [Ref.: Lidové Noviny. Prague, December 24, 1933.]. Bookseller's stamp on half-title. Modestly sunned in a narrow stripe at spine on front cover. Cover artistically restored. Inside clean. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's purple, printed wrappers. Some gatherings were bound loose as usual for Czech books of the period [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Barrikaden" - "Zur Ägyptischen Finsternis". Original Tuschezeichnung unter beigem Schrägschnittpassepartout.

      (Im weißen Rand minimale Verfärbungen von einer früheren Montage, sonst gut.) "Klaus Carl Friedrich Richter (geb. 25. Januar 1887 in Berlin gest. 3. Januar 1948 ebenda) war ein deutscher Maler und Schriftsteller. Richter war Sohn eines Arztes und studierte in Mailand und München Philosophie und Sprachen, bevor er sich der Malerei zuwandte. In Paris studierte er anatomisches Zeichnen bei seinem Onkel Robert Richter und wurde dann Schüler von Lovis Corinth in Berlin, wo er auch die Bekanntschaft von Magnus Zeller machte, mit dem er ab 1911 ein gemeinsames Atelier unterhielt. Ebenfalls ab 1911 stellte Richter bei der Berliner Sezession aus. Gleichzeitig arbeitete er auch als Schriftsteller, war ein Jahr lang Schauspieler bei Max Reinhardt und schuf Bühnenbilder für den frühen Stummfilm. Ab 1919 lehrte er an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1922 wurde er dann Professor an der Kunstakademie Königsberg, wo er auch an der Universität Vorlesungen hielt. Ab 1927 war er Professor an der Berliner Hochschule für Bildende Künste.Er war ab 1929 Mitglied und von 1937 bis zu seiner Absetzung durch Joseph Goebbels 1940 sowie 1946/47 Vorsitzender des Vereins Berliner Künstler. 1940 erhielt er den Auftrag, ein Porträt von Hermann Göring anzufertigen, das allerdings nie abgeliefert wurde. Bei den Sitzungen in der Wolfsschanze entstand auch ohne Auftrag sein künstlerisch bemerkenswertes Porträtgemälde von Adolf Hitler (1941), das in zwei nahezu identischen Versionen erhalten ist. Das Werk stellt den Diktator jenseits der offiziellen Propaganda apathisch und zusammengesunken mit leerem Blick dar. (...) Zu seinen Schülern zählte unter anderen Rudi Lesser." (vgl. Wikipedia).Original-Tuschezeichnung von Klaus Richter auf dünnem Papier, signiert und datiert 1917 im unteren Bildrand rechts, links unten im Bild bezeichnet: "Zur Ägyptischen Finsternis" und unter dem Bild im weißen Rand benannt: "5. Die Barrikaden". Rechts unten im weißen Rand ein weiterer kleiner Vermerk Richters mit rotem Stift. - Original drawing, black indian ink on paper, signed. - Unikat. - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Jämtlands Läns Fornminnesförenings Tidskrift band I-VII. 1887-1919. Bundna i tre gedigna halvfranska band från Blomgrens Bokbinderi, Upsala

      Bok. "Jämtlands Läns Fornminnesförening. 1 uppl. 1887-1919. 1358 s. Tre halvfranska gulddekorerade band. 21x14,5cm. 2000 gram. Mycket gott skick. FÖRSTA VOLYMEN innehåller första bandet 1887-1895, 144 s; andra bandet 1896-1901, 159 s, samt tredje bandet 1902-1905, 195 s. I andra bandet är sidorna 1-80 ej medbundna. Sidorna avser H. Westin: Landsmålsalfabet för Jämtland och Härjedalen (Härtill en karta). Nämnda artikel bifogas i separat samtida tryck, varefter andra bandet omfattar 239 s och är komplett. ANDRA VOLYMEN innehåller fjärde bandet 1906-1909, 192 s, samt femte bandet 1910-1913, 208 s. TREDJE VOLYMEN innehåller sjätte bandet 1914-1917, 236 s, samt sjunde bandet 1918-1919, 224 s. TOTALT omfattar de sju banden inklusive ovan nämnt separat samtida tryck 1438 s jämte bilder och tabellbilagor. . "

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        King Frost, The Wonders of Snow and Ice [SCARCE]

      New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1887. vi, [3], 10-224pp, with Seventy Illustrations, [which includes the frontis-piece and 20 plates], bound in Victorian decorative cloth, gilt still bright, binding and hinges tight. With a church library label inside the front cover [only library indication], occasional light foxing.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. VERY GOOD ++. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A College of Colleges: Led By D. L. Moody and Taught By Drummond, Cook, Broadus, Townsend, Pierson, Chamberlain with Others

      Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Signed. Inscribed and signed by Moody on fly sheet. Original cloth hardcover gently bumped and rubbed, gilt bright. Interior is clean and tight. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.

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        GRIECHISCHE G

      Alfred Holder, 1887. (Codice EK/0328) Folio (430x320 mm) XXIX-147 pp. 50 plates (lcollotypes) & 300 text-illustrations. Marbled FFEP, half leather, raised bands, gilted title. A very fine copy. Euro 480.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Geschichte der Familie von Wrangel vom Jahre zwölfhundertfünfzig bis auf die Gegenwart. Nach Urkunden und Tagebüchern bearbeitet.

      Berlin & Dresden 1887. 4to. Foromsl. til zweite Hälfte. XII + 1027 s. 20 foldede stamtavler. Portretter. Segltavler. 15 fargetrykte våpenplansjer. 5 faksimiler. Die Familie von Wrangel 1887-1908. Herausgegeben von Robert von Wrangel. 4to. VII + (1) + 54 s. I 2 nyere granitolbd.

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        Nord contre Sud. 85 dessins par Benett et une carte

      J. Hetzel et C.ie. In-4° (282x180mm), pp. (4), 416, (4) di estratto del catalogo Hetzel, bel cartonnage editoriale Hetzel in t. tela rossa della tipologia "aux deux éléphants". Titolo in nero entro ventaglio in oro e in nero, due teste d'elefante laterali in rosso e in oro e ricchi decori e scene ispirate ai "Voyages extraordinaires" egualmente in oro e in nero realizzate su disegno di A. Souze al piatto anteriore. Titolo, filetti e decori in oro al dorso, logo editoriale e cornici ornamentali in nero al piatto posteriore. Tagli dorati. 85 xilografie di Benett n.t. e f.t. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione nel cartonnage hetzeliano "aux deux éléphants" (l'edizione originale, dello stesso anno, è in formato più piccolo, priva di illustrazioni ed in brossura) e prima edizione in questo formato di questo romanzo verniano ispirato alla Guerra di Secessione americana, uno dei pochi casi di narrativa storica della sua ingente produzione. L'edizione preoriginale del romanzo era apparsa sul Magasin d'Éducation et de Récreation dal 1° gennaio al 1° novembre dello stesso anno. Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Bottin, pp. 310-311, 1/1887. Cfr. Gondolo Della Riva, I, p. 89, n. 44 C. Francese

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        1887 Manuscript Isle of Man

      This is a very nice Manuscript Album created in 1887 by Hamlet Watling (b. Kelsale, Suffolk, 1818, d. Ipswich, 2 April 1908) Hamlet was a well-known Suffolk-born antiquary whose professional career was as a schoolmaster. He devoted much of his life to recording antiquities and his work is mostly unpublished, but does contain many unique records. He conducted excavations and contributed to learned societies, and wrote lengthy weekly columns in the regional press over forty years, c1868-1908, this album is titled on the cover "The Antiquities of The Isle of Man", done in 1887, running to 59 used pages, 47 of those are full page paintings of scenes and buildings on the island, measuring 14.75 inches by 12 inches approx., there is an inscription on the first page that reads, "This book was given to George Abbott by his old Friend Hamlet Watling in 1898", with the paintings signed "H. Watling", the book has a few pages that have been filled with ephemera, engravings and Newspaper clippings, a map of the island which has some loss &c, the rest with the paintings with various scenes of Peel Castle, The ruined Cathedral, The Round Tower, Tomb of Lord Bishop of Sodor, Corrin's Monument, Runic Stones at Kirk Braddan, a Manx Cat, Sally Port, Castle Rushden Castletown, Fenella, Bradda Head Port Erin, a Treen Chapel, Rushden Abbey, Moores Tower, Sugar Loaf Rock, Calf of Man, Celtic Crosses, and Inscribed Stones, Runic Crosses, The Cloven Stones, Glen Maye Waterfall, and the road to the Waterfall, St. Trinian's Church, The Manx Tynwald Hill called Cronk-y-Keillown, Glen Helen Waterfall, Ballaugh Church, Kirk Michael Runic Monument, a Manx Cottage, Niarbyl Point, Rhenass Waterfall, obn the beach at Glen Maye, and more. All the paintings are captioned, some with more lengthy descriptions, also features a small vignette painting to the front cover, , the covers are generally rubbed and lacks the spine covering, though boards still holding, contents in good general condition. a very nice manuscript record of a visit to the Isle of Man in 1887 by the well-known Victorian antiquary Hamlet Watling

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        Historia General de España desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1887 - 1887-1890. 25 tomos encuadernación editorial, lomo piel y planos en tela con estampaciones, cortes dorados, en buen estado general con algunos leves roces y leve pérdida de las letras del lomo, formato 4º menor. I: frontis, CXIX-259 p. 24 láminas; II: 402 p. 14 láminas; III: 396 p. 20 lámina blanco y negro y color; IV: 395 p. 385 p. 17 láminas; V: 369 p. 23 láminas, VI: 387 p. 19 láminas; VII: 385 p. 19 láminas; VIII: 386 p. 21 láminas; IX: 395 p. 18 láminas; X: 385 p. 16 láminas; XI: 387 p. 19 láminas; XII: 396 p. 18 láminas; XIII: 396 p. 16 láminas; XIV: 395 p.12 láminas; XV: 410 p. 13 láminas; XVI: 450 p. 9 láminas; XVII: 475 p. 6 láminas; XVIII: 457 p. 8 láminas; XIX: 452 p. 2 láminas; XX: 388 p. XXIV; XXI: 351 p. 6 mapas; XXII: 441 p. 4 láminas; XXIII: 393 p. 5 láminas; XXIV: 412 p. 9 láminas; XXV: 439 p. 3 láminas. Con algunas leves marcas de óxido en algunsa páginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wiesbaden, 21. IX. 1887.

      1887. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank für eine Einladung, der er jedoch zu seinem Bedauern nicht nachkommen könne. - Ernst von Bergmann war Chirurg und Professor der Medizin an den Universitäten Dorpat, Würzburg und Berlin. Als sein wesentlichstes Verdienst gilt die Einführung der Asepsis bei der Wundbehandlung in der Hirn- und Kriegschirurgie. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Hotel et Bains des Quatre Saisons.

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        Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 Flat Earth Society Only Existing Copy

      Self-published, Baltimore, MD 1887 - Baltimore, MD: Self-published, 1887 Carpenter, William. Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 The Flat Earth Society. Baltimore, MD: Self-published, 1887. 1st Edition. 6" x 9". Pamphlet. 8 pp. Only known surviving copy of first issue of William Carpenter's Flat Earth movement newsletterpublished in 1887 William Carpenter, (1830 - 1896) a printer originally from Greenwich, England, was America's leading proponant of the Flat Earth theory. Hepublished "Theoretical Astronomy Examined and Exposed - Proving the Earth not a Globe" in 1864 under the name Common Sense. He later emigrated to Baltimore where he published "A Hundred Proofs the Earth is not a Globe" in 1885. Carpenter was a desciple of the English writer, Samuel Rowbotham,(1816-1885), who produced a pamphlet, with Carpenter's assistance, called Zetetic Astronomy in 1849 arguing again for a Flat Earth. He also published "Carpenter's Folly" of which only a few, possibly just two, issues were printed in 1887. Pages age-discolored, edges lightly chipped. $850.00 . 1st Edition. Pamphlet. 6" x 9". Pamphlet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vida de Porfirio Díaz. Reseña histórica y social del pasado y presente de México

      The history Company, publicadores. La Compañía Historia de México, México 1887 - Idioma español. Encuadernación de tapa dura, en plena tela, de la editorial. Cantos dorados. Algunas faltas en la cubierta. Ilustrado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kern des Bybels.The Hague, Antony de Groot and sons, 1750. 128mo (binding 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm). With text printed in gold, title-page printed in gold, red and black with woodcut device, woodcut frontispiece, 6 full-page (3.3 x 1.6 mm!) woodcut illustrations, and headpieces built up from fleurons. The drop-titles of the five chapters and the appendix are printed in red, as is the fleuron used as a tailpiece at the end of each. Contemporary richly gold-tooled black morocco by the so-called first "stadhouderlijke" bindery, gilt edges.

      Adomeit, Thumb bibles C15; Poortman I, p. 248; for the bindery & tools: Storm van Leeuwen, Haagse boekband, pp. 55-73; Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch decorated dookbinding IIA, pp. 67-101. First edition (deluxe issue, with the text printed in gold) of one of the smallest Bibles of its time. It gives an abbreviated version of the Old and New Testament, followed by an appendix with "Godtvrugtige overdenkingen" (devout contemplations). The frontispiece shows St. Jerome, the next five woodcuts show biblical scenes (one preceding each of the five chapters) and that before the appendix shows a man praying. The present copy is beautifully bound by "the most important bindery working in the eighteenth-century Netherlands", called the stadhouderlijke bindery because of the work it executed for the Dutch heads of state Willem IV and Willem V, Princes of Orange. The centrepiece on the present binding is their lovely three acorn stamp.With the tiny bookplate of the well-known art and book collector Hannah D. Rabinowitz, widow of Louis Mayer Rabinowitz (1887-1957), a notable collector himself. Lacking the opening flyleaf, one quire nearly detached and a tiny smudge in the gutter margin of the last page, otherwise in very good condition. Binding with three tiny wormholes, but otherwise also very good.

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        L'Orchidophile:Journal des Amateurs d'Orchidees. Three bound volumes for 1885, 1886 and 1887

      Argenteuil: Chez l'Editeur [Godefroy Lebeuf], 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. 1885: 12 color plates (1 double-page) plus a photo, 4 black and white plates (Planche I-IV), and a few other black & white illustrations (4 full-page and 1 double-page), 392p. plus Table des Matieres (VIp.) at end. 1886: 13 color plates (3 double-page) and a few black & white illustrations (5 full-page, 2 double-page and 1 folding), 400p. plus Table des Matieres (IVp.) at end. 1887: 12 color plates (3 double-page), `1 photo, and a few black & white illustrations (5 full-page), 384p. plus Table des Matieres (IVp.) at end. contemporary dark blue cloth backed in black, gilt-stamped leather. 25cm. Scattered and sometimes significant foxing and browning on text and plates. Laid in glassine interleaving still present for almost all plates. French text.

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        RECOLLECTIONS TABLE-TALK SAMUEL ROGERS WITH PORSONIANA: THREE VOLUMES

      , 1887. 1887. ROGERS, Samuel. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE TABLE-TALK OF SAMUEL ROGERS TO WHICH IS ADDED PORSONIA. Edited by Rev. Alexander Dyce. Three Volumes. Newsouthgate, 1887. Tall 8vos., red levant full-morocco leather, with all covers & spines stamped in gilt, with gilt-tooled interior borders; top edges gilt. Binding by Riviere. Large Paper Copy, extended to three volumes by the insertion of 228 finely engraved portraits (including many India proofs) of celebrated persons and views mentioned in the text. Also with eleven autograph letters, signature, etc. tipped-in throughout the three volumes, including the Author, Robert Peel, Prof. J. Wilson, W.S. Rose, J.W. Croker, Lord Brougham, Lord Grenville, Sir William Hamilton and others. An amazing and entertaining Reminiscences and Anecdotes of all that was best in Literary and Artistic coteries of the last half of the Eighteenth Century and the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Very Good (contents clean & tight; some minor evidence of bookplate removed from the front pastedown in each volume; little rubbing edges of bindings). A unique and unusual set!! $1,500.00.

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        Le musée élégant. Collection historique et artistique. 8 Volumes (complet). Les Galeries publiques de l?Europe: tome I - Rome, tome II - Italie, tome III - Florence. La Russie historique, monumentale et pittoresque: tome IV - tome V. Les Reines du Monde: tome VI. La Révolution française: tome VII - tome VIII.

      Th. de Lamote Saint-Martin, Paris, 1887 - planches en n/b, xylographies, collection historique et artistique par nos plus célèbres écrivains: Jules Janin - Arsène Houssaye - Jules Simon - Paul Mantz - De Lescure - De La Fizelière - Armengaud - A. Pichot - Poujoulat - C. Caraguel - Ed. Texier - P. Artamof - Babou - Victor Chaynel - Desnoireterres - De Précy - Stendhal. Et nos principaux artistes: Catenacci - Allongé - Daubigny - Flameng - Rousseau - Freemen - De Bar - Foulquier - Rambert - Fellmann - Lienard - Riou - De La Charlerie - Pelcoq.Reliure demi-chagrin à coins de l?époque. Plats papier marbré. Titre, tomaison et filet dorés au dos à nerfs. Tranche supérieure dorée. Belle reliure, hormis cuir froté par endroits. Inscriptions manuscrites sur les hauts des pages de faux-titres, autrement intérieur en très bon état.

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        Propos d'exil

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Hollande.Tiny lacks to covers, two small stains to lower cover, extended edges preserved. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1887 15x20cm broché

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        Mappe mit 40 original Radierungen

      Angebotene Mappe stammt aus dem Frühwerk des Künstlers Adolf Gebhard. geboren in Wuppertal/Ronsdorf 1887 gestorben 1974 Balesfeld/Eifel. Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Wuppertal-Elberfeld und an der Akademie Düsseldorf. Landschafts-, Architektur-, Figuren-, Tiermaler und Radierer. U.a. vertreten im von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal. Die Mappe enthält 40 meist DIN A3 große Radierungen. Dabei handelt es sich um Rheinlandschaften, Architekturbilder, Portraits und Neujahrskartenmotive. Bei Interesse übersende ich gerne weitere Bilder per mail.

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        Nouvelle description geologique et paleontologique de la colline de Lemenc. Atlas.

      Chambery, 1887 - 14 Tafeln Äußerst seltener geologischer Atlas (Tafeln apart) in altersgemäß GUTEM Zustand. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel und Signatur. Bibliothekseinband, berieben und bestoßen, Bindung fest, Seiten alterstypisch nachgedunkelt, Text und Illustrationen sauber. -- Very rare geological and paleontological atlas (plates only) in still GOOD condition. Book cover rubbed and bumped, binding tight, pages darkened, plates otherwise clean. atx mbx Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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: Ordpr߶er Fra Alaska-Eskimoernes Sprog Af H. Rink.

      Kristiania [Oslo]: Alb. Cammermeyer, 1887. Undetermined. very good. 1st Norwegian edition. 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. very good 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 FÆ' VÚ¬kerkunde. 1887

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        Fürst Alexander von Bulgarien. Mittheilungen aus seinem Leben und seiner Regierung nach persönlichen Erinnerungen

      Darmstadt Bergsträßer Verlag 1887 aufgeposterter Lederband der Zeit mit rundum Goldschnitt, 8°, 4 Bl., 282 Seiten mit einigen Abbildungen; Zustand: gut MIT EIGENHÄNDIGER WIDMUNG UND SIGNATUR VON Johanna Gräfin von Hartenau geb. Loisinger Witwe des Fürsten Alexander von BulgarienVersand D: 9,00 EUR Widmungsexemplar Fürst Alexander von Bulgarien Johanna Gräfin von Hartenau geb. Loisinger Witwe des Fürsten Alexander von Bulgarien

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        DAWN.

      New York:: D. Appleton & Co.,. 1887.. First American edition of Haggard's first novel. There were four U.S. printings of this book in 1887: by Appleton, Harper, Lovell and Munro. Priority unknown. The Appleton edition was also published in two volumes in wraps. This may be a rebound copy although it also may be a publisher's one-volume edition. It has only one title page. There are 8 pages of ads in back. Red cloth spine lettered and ruled in gold; black marbled paper boards. Boards lightly scratched and worn at edges, spine has few tiny tears to ends, otherwise about very good. .

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        Kurt Schwitters Catalogue raisonné Band 1 1905-1922 / Kurt Schwitters Catalogue raisonne Volume 1 1905-1922 [Gebundene Ausgabe] Karin Orchard (Autor), Isabel Schulz (Autor) Sprengel Museum Hannover No

      Kurt Schwitters, geboren 1887, besuchte nach einjähriger Kunstgewerbeschule 1909 - 1914 die Kunstakademie Dresden. Nach der Rückkehr in die Heimatstadt 1915 heiratete er Helma Fischer. 1918/19 Studium an der TU Hannover. 1918 stellt Kurt Merz Schwitters seine ersten Merzbilder aus und veröffentlicht seine ersten Gedichte. Nach der Begegnung mit Hans Arp nimmt er Kontakt zu allen Avantgarde-Gruppen auf, führt auf Vortragsreisen und in Ausstellungen regelrechte Dada-Feldzüge und gibt von 1923 - 1932 die dadaistische Zeitschrift Merz heraus. 1933 wird sein Schaffen als entartete Kunst verboten. 1937 flieht Schwitters vor der Gestapo nach Norwegen, 1940 nach England, wo er am 8. Januar 1948 in Ambleside/Westmoreland verstarb. Obwohl Kurt Schwitters zu den bedeutendsten Künstlern der internationalen Moderne zählt, ist sein vielseitiges bildnerisches Oeuvre nur partiell erschlossen. Erstmalig wird nun in einem dreibändigen Werkverzeichnis sein Gesamtschaffen dokumentiert und gewürdigt. Nach weltweiten Recherchen und der vollständigen Aufarbeitung des künstlerischen Nachlasses, können jetzt rund 3600 Werke aus dem Zeitraum von 1905 bis 1948 vorgestellt werden, darunter zahlreiche bislang unveröffentlichte Bilder und Zeichnungen. Schwitters' Arbeiten werden chronologisch und innerhalb eines Jahres nach Gattungen geordnet. Jedes Werk wird schwarzweiß abgebildet, verschollene und zerstörte Arbeiten dokumentiert. Darüber hinaus werden pro Band 150 repräsentative Werke ganzseitig in Farbe präsentiert. Der erste Band enthält eine ausführliche, illustrierte Biografie des Künstlers und versammelt die frühen und weniger bekannten Arbeiten aus den Jahren vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg sowie die Merzkunstwerke bis 1922. Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential, groundbreaking, and forward-looking artists of international Modernism-yet only certain areas of his immensely diverse oeuvre have been thoroughly investigated and catalogued. His has now been properly and fully documented for the first time, in a landmark three-volume catalogue raisonn, which is particularly notable for bringing to light many of Schwitters' previously unpublished pictorial work, including collages, drawings, and paintings. This first volume covers the artist's early years, with little-known works form the period prior to World War I, as well as the earliest MERZ pieces he created between 1918 and 1922. Schwitters' works are here organized chronologically and, within years, according to genre, and the book also features a detailed illustrated biography of the artist 997 Abb., 104 farb. Sprache englisch deutsch Musik Theater Kunstgeschichte Kunststile Literatur Bildende Kunst Schwitters, Kurt Werkverzeichnis ISBN-10 3-7757-0926-6 / 3775709266 ISBN-13 978-3-7757-0926-2 / 9783775709262 Catalogue raisonné Band 1 1905-1922 [Gebundene Ausgabe] Karin Orchard (Autor), Isabel Schulz (Autor) Sprengel Museum Hannover Künstlermonographien Artist's Monographs Orchard, K. u. Schulz, I. - Kurt Schwitters catalogue raisonne Ostfildern-Ruit 2000-06. 4to. Orig.-Leinenbd. - Der komplette Werkkatalog umfaßt und dokumentiert erstmals das 3600 Arbeiten umfassende bildnerische Oeuvre von Kurt Schwitters. - Künstler - Schwitters Kunstgeschichte Kunststile Literatur Bildende Kunst Schwitters, Kurt Werkverzeichnis Merzkunstwerke Kunstakademie Dresden Theater

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        Jagden und Beobachtungen von Kronprinz Erzherzog Rudolf

      Wien Künast Verlag 1887 original Halblederband mit rundum Rotschnitt, 8°, [VIII], 689 Seiten mit Frontispiz, Gelenke mit Leinen unterfüttert, Zustand: solides ExemplarVersand D: 9,00 EUR Jagd

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        RECOLLECTIONS TABLE-TALK SAMUEL ROGERS WITH PORSONIANA: THREE VOLUMES

      1887. ROGERS, Samuel. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE TABLE-TALK OF SAMUEL ROGERS TO WHICH IS ADDED PORSONIA. Edited by Rev. Alexander Dyce. Three Volumes. Newsouthgate, 1887. Tall 8vos., red levant full-morocco leather, with all covers & spines stamped in gilt, with gilt-tooled interior borders; top edges gilt. Binding by Riviere. Large Paper Copy, extended to three volumes by the insertion of 228 finely engraved portraits (including many India proofs) of celebrated persons and views mentioned in the text. Also with eleven autograph letters, signature, etc. tipped-in throughout the three volumes, including the Author, Robert Peel, Prof. J. Wilson, W.S. Rose, J.W. Croker, Lord Brougham, Lord Grenville, Sir William Hamilton and others. An amazing and entertaining Reminiscences and Anecdotes of all that was best in Literary and Artistic coteries of the last half of the Eighteenth Century and the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Very Good (contents clean & tight; some minor evidence of bookplate removed from the front pastedown in each volume; little rubbing edges of bindings). A unique and unusual set!! $1,500.00.

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        Histoire des oeuvres de Théophile Gautier / par le vicomte de Spoelberch de Lovenjoul (Charles de Lovenjoul) ; avec quatre portraits et deux autographes

      Paris : G. Charpentier 1887 - Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 2 v. : 4 port. (incl. fronts.), 2 facsim. ; 25 cm. Notes; No. 14 of only 50 copies on Japanese paper. Subjects; Gautier, Théophile (1811-1872). Gautier, Théophile (1811-1872) - Bibliography. Gautier, Théophile (1811-1872) - Criticism and interpretation. French literature - 19th century. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Gute Kamerad. Spemanns Illustrierte Knabenzeitung. Band 1. Erster Jahrgang. Hefte 4 - 38.

      Stuttgart: Spemann 1887 - S. 49 - S. 592. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Enthält die Karl-May-Erzählung "Der Sohn des Bärenjägers" im Erstdruck sowie 4 weitere kleinere Texte von Karl May. Von den Heften 1-4 und 39 ist der Rest der Karl-May-Erzählung in Kopien auf holzhaltigem Papier mit eingebunden. //// Der Einband sieht aus wie ein originaler Verlagseinband. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 4°, Aufwändig illustriertes Leinen mit Gold- und Schwarzprägung, auf Vorderdeckel montiertes Bild im goldgerägten Rahmen, Schrift auf Vorderdeckel im Jugendstil. Einband berieben und dezent angeschmutzt, das Gold matt. Blätter zum Teil mit Einrissen und unterlegten größeren Einrissen, Ecke von 489-490 mit Ausriss (liegt als Kopie bei). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; translated

      Oxford:: Printed at the University Press, 1887.. Thick large folio. 335 x 277mm. With the original full red morocco, gilt-stamped binding, elaborate gilt borders, spine in six compartments with raised bands gilt, a.e.g. The covers stamped “‘Presented by the Corporation of Liverpool to Sir James Poole, Knight, Mayor, 1886-1887.” A stunning binding. With a superb split-double (two-way) fore-edge painting depicting two biblical scenes of Noah's Ark and the Flight into Egypt. The size of the book allows for a natural reason to paint half the fanned leaves facing right and the other half facing left. This is the finest piece I have ever seen from Don Noble. Sold at Christie's-Los Angeles in 2002, lot 108.

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        Le théâtre contemporain

      first edition for which it was not taken from large papers. Half-hearted binder Chocolate brown, back with five nerves set with golden threads, marbled paper plates, paper guards and counter tops, speckled slices, Contemporary binding. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Jules Barbey D'aurevilly to Charlotte Amélie de Musset, little sister of Alfred de Musset. Rare foxing. L. Frinzine Paris 1887 11,5x19cm relié

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. MR. MUYBRIDGE REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY AT A RECEPTION GIVEN BY HIM TO THE SUBSCRIBERS TO HIS WORK ON "ANIMAL LOCOMOTION," FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXAMINING THE PROOF IMPRESSIONS FOR THE PLATES. WEDNESDAY, 11TH MAY, TO WEDNESDAY, 25TH MAY, DAILY, FROM 8 A.M. to 6 P.M., AND FROM 7 TO 10 P.M.

      [Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1887. Oblong card, 12.9 x 10.4 cm., printed verso only. Age-toned, else very good. The 781 plates for Eadweard Muybridge's monumental, ANIMAL LOCOMOTION: AN ELECTRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION OF CONSECUTIVE PHASES OF ANIMAL MOVEMENTS, 1872 - 1885, were completed for publication in 1887. "Specimen plates for ANIMAL LOCOMOTION were being prepared for subscribers in January 1887. By October, proof impressions had been deposited in Philadelphia, New York, Washington and Boston, where subscribers could examine them and make their selections." Haas, Robert Bartlett, MUYBRIDGE: MAN IN MOTION. 1976. p. 155. Since our invitation reads that the proofs were available for inspection in May, it may be assumed that Mr. Haas had not seen nor known of this card. A search of WorldCat fails to locate this ephemeral piece, but an online search alludes to a copy in the Muybridge collection of Kingston University, London.

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        Life and services of Gen. John A. Logan,: As soldier and statesman

      Belford, Clarke & Company 1887 - *Autographed by General John Logan, U.S.S. on paper mounted on title.* Bound in publisher's 3/4 leather over textured boards. Deluxe binding. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Cosmetic fold line down hinges. Marbled end pages. xx, 580 pages : 8 plates, 2 portrait (including front), facsimiles ; 24 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. General John A. Logan served in the Mexican-American War and was a Union Army General in the Civil War. Logan was 3rd Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Major General in Civil war.) Logan fought in Bull Run, and with US Grant at the Battle of Belmont, Fort Donelson, the Siege of Corinth, Vicksburg, the Battle of Atlanta, Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, and the Battle of Nashville. Logan circle in Washington DC is named in honor of him. He served as a Senator from Illinois and Vice Presidential candidate with James Blaine in 1884. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE BECKONING HAND AND OTHER STORIES ..

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1887.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-341 [342: blank] [343: publisher's device] [344: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1886" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Townley Green, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel in gold, rear panel publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top and fore-edge untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Collection of thirteen stories, reprinted from various magazines and newspapers. The author closes his brief preface thus: "If anybody reads them and likes them, let me take this opportunity (as an unprejudiced person) of recommending to him my other volume of 'Strange Stories,' which I consider every bit as gruesome as this one." That volume, published in 1884, was the first of four collections Allen published over the next fifteen years, solidifying a reputation as, among other things, an author of weird, criminous, controversial and sensational tales. A fifth volume (TWELVE TALES, (1899) represented his own selection from them. The present collection was his second and is nearly as scarce as the first (STRANGE STORIES). The title story calls on his experience in Jamaica to help create a strong tale of voodoo. "The Third Time" is a dark story about alcoholism. "The Gold Wulfric" is a numismatic mystery. "The Two Carnegies" explores in a tragic mode the uncanny connection between identical twins. "Olga Davidoff's Husband" is set in Siberia and Kent and mixes violence and love. "John Cann's Treasure" concerns a treasure hunt based on a 17th-century manuscript written in cipher; things end badly. "The Search Party's Find" is a criminious horror tale set in the Arctic. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. Hubin (1994), p. 11. Wolff, who had a nearly complete collection of Allen's fiction, had neither this title nor a first edition of STRANGE STORIES. Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, a couple of small rubs and spots to cloth, a very good copy. (#147992)

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        The Beckoning Hand

      Chatto & Windus, 1887. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1887. First Edition. 311 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Front hinge cracked, binding weak. Pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Occasional annotations to pages. Water stain to rear paste-down and endpapers. Backstrip is bubbled and a little bleached. Rear board water stained. Boards are dulled and a little marked with moderate rub wear and scuffing to surfaces and edges. Corners bumped.

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