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        Allan Quatermain Being an Account of his Further Adventures and Discoveries

      London: Longmans, Green, 1887, 1887. First edition, first issue. Sadleir 1079; Wolff 2839. Cloth somewhat faded and slightly stained and rubbed; spine a little askew; very good copy.. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Frontis and 19 plates. The sequel to King Solomon's Mines, and the novel in which Haggard attempted to kill off his popular hero Allan Quatermain. However, like Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, Haggard was unsuccessful and new Quatermain stories continued to appear as late as 1927. Bookplate of William F. Gumblelon on the front paste-down.

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        THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1887.. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-3] 4-296 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "September 1886" inserted at rear, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and silver, spine panel stamped in black, light brown and gold, publisher's device stamped in black on rear panel, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green. First edition. Collection of short fiction including several fine supernatural tales, "Will o' the Mill," "Markheim" and "Thrawn Janet," as well as "Olalla," the latter "one of the best horror stories in English." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 402. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-92. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1533. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1698-1701. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-229. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Beinecke 411. A bright, nearly fine copy with tight inner hinges. A superior copy of this book. (#152126)

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        THE GAME OF DRAW POKER.INCLUDING THE TREATISE BY R.C. SCHENK AND RULES FOR THE NEW GAME OF PROGRESSIVE POKER.

      New York: White, Stokes & Allen, . 1887 - iv,84pp. Original color pictorial boards, backed in original blue cloth. Contemporary pencil ownership inscription, "The Honble. Mrs. C.M. Ramsay 618 Fifth Ave," on front free endpaper. Cloth and boards moderately worn and scuffed. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy. The rare first edition of one of the earliest books devoted to the subject of draw poker, with an attractive chromolithographic illustration of a royal flush on the front cover. "Nor is the love that [draw poker] engenders confined to any social class or classes. Rich and poor, high and low, good and bad, male and female yield to the fascinations of Poker. Among its votaries are to be found statesmen, priests, financiers, littérateurs, artists, tradesmen and artisans" - pp. 3-4. OCLC records eight copies. Scarce.

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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien

      [ - [2]-61-[1] pages et 2 [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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GAME OF DRAW POKER...INCLUDING THE TREATISE BY R.C. SCHENK AND RULES FOR THE NEW GAME OF PROGRESSIVE POKER

      New York: White, Stokes & Allen, 1887. iv,84pp. Original color pictorial boards, backed in original blue cloth. Contemporary pencil ownership inscription, "The Honble. Mrs. C.M. Ramsay 618 Fifth Ave," on front free endpaper. Cloth and boards moderately worn and scuffed. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy. The rare first edition of one of the earliest books devoted to the subject of draw poker, with an attractive chromolithographic illustration of a royal flush on the front cover. "Nor is the love that [draw poker] engenders confined to any social class or classes. Rich and poor, high and low, good and bad, male and female yield to the fascinations of Poker. Among its votaries are to be found statesmen, priests, financiers, littérateurs, artists, tradesmen and artisans" - pp. 3-4. OCLC records eight copies. Scarce.

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        Le Decadence Latine. Ethopée III. L'Initiation Sentimentale

      Paris: Edinger éditeur, 1887. First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, original front wrapper bound in. Textblock toned, else fine. Rops, Felicien. First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. With Rops Proof.

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        New Driving Map Of Philadelphia and Vicinity

      J. L. Smith - Philadelphia 1887 - 4" x 6 1/4", (2) 27" x 21" folding maps. Blind embossed cloth cover with elaborate toned gilt title on front. Only back cover has blemish: a small dark spot, otherwise clean. Binding straight, square and secure. Interior bright, clean and unmarked. Folding maps had mid-line separations, now backed with matching paper. Maps bright and clean with no markings.***** Philadelphia's boundary marked in red with the legend showing the infrastructure of travel and commerce. A bright and handsome example.***** NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kitab Mustatab-i Ganj-i danish kih ganj-i ahl-i binish ast / Azta lifat-i muqarrib al-khaqan Mutamid al-Sultan Muhammad Taqi Khan mutukhallis bih Hakim ; bi-say va ihtimam-i alijinaban Mulla Mahmud va Mulla Riza .

      Mirza Habib Allah, Tehran 1887 - Folio. (37 cm), 28], 573 pp ; lithograph printing, new endpaper. Copy in very good condtion. ?akim Mu?ammad Sharif Khan was a physician of some importance at end of 18th and beginning of 19th centuries. He was physician to the Mughal emperor Shah ‘Alam II (ruled 1759-1806) and possibly to his son Akbar II (ruled 1806-1837). Sources differ as to when he died, some recording that he died in 1805/1220 and others that he died eleven years later in 1816/1231. ?akim Mu?ammad Sharif Khan was responsible for introducing aspects of the new science current in Europe in his day, and he composed works in both Arabic and Persian, including a dictionary of Indian drugs. For his life and writings, see Storey PL II,2, pp. 283-5 no. 494; GAL-S, vol. 2, p. 864 no. 56a. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE, by John Charles Fremont. Including in the Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, during the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton, in Connection Western Expansion...

      Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Company, 1887. xxii, 655 pages of text. Recased in brown simulated leather, retaining the original boards. Complete including large folding map at page 120 titled "Map Showing Country Explored...". Many of the engraved plates have minor browning to the edges, but the text pages are not affected. The title page and front endpaper have a small tear repaired. Title continues "...by Jessie Benton Fremont. A Retrospect of Fifty Years, Covering the most Eventful Periods of Modern American History. Superbly Illustrated by Original Portraits, Descriptive Plates, and, from the Missouri River to the Pacific, by a Series of Sketches and Daguerrotypes made during the Journeys. The Illustrations are now Masterpieces of Darley, Hamilton, Schussele, Dallas, Kern, Wallin and others. Engraved under the Supervision of J.M. Butler, with Maps and Colored Plates. Vol. I. [all published]. Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902). Howes F367: "Embraces the first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California." Reproduces many illustrations that originally encompassed his government publications. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        The Brownies: Their Book

      The Century Company, New York 1887 - xii+144 pages Illustrated throughout. Quarto (10 3/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original glazed pictorial quarter morocco slipcase. boards in original pictorial jacket with . First edition, first state, with the De Vinne Press seal immediately below the copyright notice. The Brownies is a series of publications by Canadian illustrator and author Palmer Cox, based on names and elements from English traditional mythology and Scottish stories told to Cox by his grandmother. Illustrations with verse aimed at children, The Brownies was published in magazines and books during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Not unlike fairies and goblins, Brownies are imaginary little sprites, who are supposed to delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. Never allowing themselves to be seen by mortal eyes, they are male, drawn to represent many professions and nationalities, all mischievous members of the fairy world whose principal attribute is helping with chores while a family sleeps. The Brownie characters became famous in their day, and at the peak of their popularity were a pioneering name brand within merchandising. The first appearances of Brownie characters in a print publication took place in 1879, but not until the February, 1881 issue of Wide Awake magazine were the creatures printed in their final form. The first proper story, The Brownies' Ride, appeared in the February 1883 issue of the children's periodical St. Nicholas Magazine. Published in 1899, The Brownies Abroad is considered the first Brownie comic strip, though it didn't utilize speech balloons until the publication The Brownie Clown of Brownie Town of 1908. From 1903, The Brownies appeared as a newspaper Sunday strip for several years. The first compilation, The Brownies, Their Book, was published in 1887, followed by 16 books in the series until the last in 1918. Condition: Rubbing to board and spine extremities; marginal dampstaining through majority of leaves, ownership inscription. Dust jacket, dampstaining, some wrinkling and creasing, few small chips a better than good copy in scarce like jacket. Quarter morocco slipcase with rubbing to raised spine bands else very good to fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raphaël. Pages de la Vingtième Année. Dix compositions par Ad. Sandoz. Gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion

      Maison Quantin [1887], Paris - 50 numbered copies of which this is no. 41. Very large paper copy. [13], 292 p. 29 cm. Original signed watercolour on half title. Double suite of 10 b&w plates (2 of each). Blue leather binding with gold impressing signed by Vieuxmaire at bottom of front pastedown. Doublaires to both pastedowns. Scuffs to rear and green mark on front cover. Foxing to endpapers, plates and tissue guards. One tissue guard missing. Alphonse de Lamartine was a French politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolour as the flag of France. Receiving fewer than 19,000 votes in the presidential election of 1848, he wisely chose to retire from politics and dedicate himself to literature. Raphaël, based on the poet’s real-life love affair with Julie Charles, was criticized as being old-fashioned and sentimental even when first published in 1849. However, it remains an impressive treatment of Lamartine’s favorite subjects: religion, love, politics, and nature. French text. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE, by John Charles Fremont. Including in the Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, during the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton, in Connection Western Expansion...

      Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Company, 1887. xxii, 655 pages of text. Recased in brown simulated leather, retaining the original boards. Complete including large folding map at page 120 titled "Map Showing Country Explored...". Many of the engraved plates have minor browning to the edges, but the text pages are not affected. The title page and front endpaper have a small tear repaired. Title continues "...by Jessie Benton Fremont. A Retrospect of Fifty Years, Covering the most Eventful Periods of Modern American History. Superbly Illustrated by Original Portraits, Descriptive Plates, and, from the Missouri River to the Pacific, by a Series of Sketches and Daguerrotypes made during the Journeys. The Illustrations are now Masterpieces of Darley, Hamilton, Schussele, Dallas, Kern, Wallin and others. Engraved under the Supervision of J.M. Butler, with Maps and Colored Plates. Vol. I. [all published]. Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902). Howes F367: "Embraces the first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California." Reproduces many illustrations that originally encompassed his government publications. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        WILD FLOWERS OF THE PACIFIC COAST

      New York: Cassell & Company, Ltd., (1887). First edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Folio. Original pictorial ochre cloth over beveled boards. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Minor rubbing at edges, with corners moderately bumped. Else uncommonly bright, clean, and sound. A beautiful example. Near fine. INSCRIBED by Thayer to title page: "To Mr & Mrs William Byrd Page / With the best wishes of the / author / Christmas 1899 / Emma Homan Thayer." 64pp. A stunning example of 19th century publisher's binding, with a striking pictorial cloth cover stamped in gold, white, green, and maroon depicting the sun setting over the Pacific with flowers in the foreground. Includes 24 full-color chromo-lithographic botanical plates with tissue (all present) based on original watercolors by Thayer (1842–1908), a follow-up to her WILD FLOWERS OF COLORADO (1885). "In presenting this collection of Wild Flowers, I have selected those from my sketches that are most beloved by the people of the coast, and are new and of interest to lovers of wild flowers in the East." Plates include: Buttercups, Evening Primrose, Burr-Clover, Baby Blue Eyes, Yellow Poppy, Larkspur, Wild Thrift. Cluster Lily. Violet, Wild Verbena, Blue Bells, Snap-Dragons, Shooting Star, Wild Peony, Chinese Cigarette Blossom, Wild Heliotrope, "Tidy-Tips," Snow Plant, Forget-Me-Not, Wood Lily, Azalea, Spotted Lily, Salmon Blossoms and Pink Grass, and Mariposa Lily. A lovely and charming book, scarce in this condition, and rare signed. The recipient is likely the noted American athlete William Byrd Page, who set multiple records in the high jump during the mid-late 19th century. A superior copy in every way.

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        Newmarket. Tattersall's 1887

      London: Vanity Fair, 1887. Lib. Color lithograph. Sheet measures 15 x 21.5." This lovely print from the December 6, 1887 issue of Vanity Fair depicts an English paddock scene. A crowd of spectators and buyers surround the enclosure where a horse is being displayed. Tattersall's (now Tattersalls), founded in 1766, has been the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The print is in good condition with minor wear along the original folds and some foxing in the margins.The British Vanity Fair (1868--1914), a compendium and often critique of Victorian culture, is best known today for its lithographed caricatures of contemporary figures and issues. Its portrait series pictured and described--with both praise and caricature--prominent Victorian and Edwardian politicians, lawyers, doctors, and similar professionals. Their images, often accompanied literary and political articles, cultural reviews, serialized fiction, and other standard weekly magazine features. As the publication grew, it turned increasingly toward gossip as a topic.

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        WILD FLOWERS OF THE PACIFIC COAST

      New York: Cassell & Company, Ltd., (1887). First edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Folio. Original pictorial ochre cloth over beveled boards. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Minor rubbing at edges, with corners moderately bumped. Else uncommonly bright, clean, and sound. A beautiful example. Near fine. INSCRIBED by Thayer to title page: "To Mr & Mrs William Byrd Page / With the best wishes of the / author / Christmas 1899 / Emma Homan Thayer." 64pp. A stunning example of 19th century publisher's binding, with a striking pictorial cloth cover stamped in gold, white, green, and maroon depicting the sun setting over the Pacific with flowers in the foreground. Includes 24 full-color chromo-lithographic botanical plates with tissue (all present) based on original watercolors by Thayer (1842–1908), a follow-up to her WILD FLOWERS OF COLORADO (1885). "In presenting this collection of Wild Flowers, I have selected those from my sketches that are most beloved by the people of the coast, and are new and of interest to lovers of wild flowers in the East." Plates include: Buttercups, Evening Primrose, Burr-Clover, Baby Blue Eyes, Yellow Poppy, Larkspur, Wild Thrift. Cluster Lily. Violet, Wild Verbena, Blue Bells, Snap-Dragons, Shooting Star, Wild Peony, Chinese Cigarette Blossom, Wild Heliotrope, "Tidy-Tips," Snow Plant, Forget-Me-Not, Wood Lily, Azalea, Spotted Lily, Salmon Blossoms and Pink Grass, and Mariposa Lily. A lovely and charming book, scarce in this condition, and rare signed. The recipient is likely the noted American athlete William Byrd Page, who set multiple records in the high jump during the mid-late 19th century. A superior copy in every way.

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        Raphaël. Pages de la Vingtième Année. Dix compositions par Ad. Sandoz. Gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion

      Paris: Maison Quantin, [1887]. Leatherbound. Good +. 50 numbered copies of which this is no. 41. Very large paper copy. [13], 292 p. 29 cm. Original signed watercolour on half title. Double suite of 10 b&w plates (2 of each). Blue leather binding with gold impressing signed by Vieuxmaire at bottom of front pastedown. Doublaires to both pastedowns. Scuffs to rear and green mark on front cover. Foxing to endpapers, plates and tissue guards. One tissue guard missing. Alphonse de Lamartine was a French politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolour as the flag of France. Receiving fewer than 19,000 votes in the presidential election of 1848, he wisely chose to retire from politics and dedicate himself to literature. Raphaël, based on the poet's real-life love affair with Julie Charles, was criticized as being old-fashioned and sentimental even when first published in 1849. However, it remains an impressive treatment of Lamartine's favorite subjects: religion, love, politics, and nature. French text.

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        THE JAPAN PUNCH Yoko-Hama 1887 February

      1887. Very Good. WIRGMAN, Charles. THE JAPAN PUNCH Yoko-Hama 1887 February. 35.1 x 25.0 cm. As usual, containing 10 full pages of text and illustrations in b+w, reproducing in lithography the hand-writing and satirical sketches of the inimitable Mr. Wirgman. There are two pages of all text, the others are illustrated. The high-quality Japanese paper is very thin but strong and still supple. There is a bit of creasing, but overall in very good condition. Published on and off for over twenty years, THE JAPAN PUNCH is an interesting guide to the foreign community in early Meiji Japan, their interests and their intrigues.

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        FALCONERIA MODERNA. Guida pratica per addestrare alla caccia alcune specie di falconidi, aggiuntavi la pesca col cormorano. Torino, Sten, 1908. Unito: CERFON C. DE LA BASSE VOLERIE et du dressage pratique de l'autour & de l'epervier.

      Eleveur, 1887. 2 opere in un gr. vol. in-16, pp. (2), 257, (4); 165, (2), rileg. mod. m. pelle con tass. e tit. oro al d. con nervi, angoli, piatti in cart. dec. Entrambe le opere contengono moltiss. figg. n.t. e tavv. f.t. Il primo è un trattato poco comune terza edizione aumentata e figurata, redatto sui testi di autori stranieri con l'auspicio di una ripresa anche in Italia di questa nobile arte. Interess. in appendice il trattato sulla pesca col cormorano. La seconda opera è la rara prima edizione dell'opera del Cerfon sull'allevamento del falcone, e presenta 18 belle tavv. f.t. e 18 figg. n.t. Ceresoli p.249 per il primo titolo italiano. [085]

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        Males Wrestling, Plate 347 from Animal Locomotion

      , 1887. 1887. First Edition . MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard.

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        Le Decadence Latine. Ethopée III. L'Initiation Sentimentale

      Paris: Edinger éditeur, 1887. First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, original front wrapper bound in. Textblock toned, else fine. Rops, Felicien. First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. With Rops Proof.

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        She: A History of Adventure

      London: Longmans & Company, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. (Dated 1887 on title page with all misprints throughout.) Two facing color plates, (vi), 317pp. + two pages of ads at rear. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good+ with bright gilt, front hinge tender with a little wear along inner joint, a bit of foxing to prelims, very faint staining to cloth. A nice copy of the classic Lost World adventure novel.

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        She. A History of Adventure.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Classic tale of sorcery. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, pp.317. Illustrated, two colour plates as frontispiece. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, patterned endpapers. First Issue, with the following errors; 'geneleman' for 'genelman' p.59, line 22, 'had' for 'have' p126, line 26, 'it compared' for 'if compared' p.258, line 37 and 'godness me' p.269, line 38. Whatmore fails to note the 'geneleman' misspelling but lists one further misprint 'mysogymist' for 'mysogynist', p.88, line 4. This in itself may be erroneous- we have not encountered such a mistake in all our years of cataloguing this title and at the time of writing no other copy available for sale is described as such. Text block slightly dropped within the case, very light wear to cloth. No inscriptions. Nicely rounded spine; sewing possibly tightened at some stage but if so then expertly done. A near fine copy. Eerie Late-Victorian adventure in which African explorers discover a lost and ancient people ruled by an immortal white queen. Actually printed in December 1886. Previously published as a serial story in the Graphic, October 1886-January 1887, illustrated by E.K. Johnson. The book-form edition features some textual revisions from that version. Whatmore [F4]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [317]. Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels.

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        Nouvelle géographie universelle.La terre et les hommes.

      Hachette Et Cie, Paris 1887 - 19 volumes in-4 ( 290x200 mm ) demi chagrin vieux rouge à coins, titre doré sur dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée.- Tome I. L'Europe Méridionale. 85 gravures, 6 cartes en couleurs tirées à part et 178 cartes intercalées dans le texte.- Tome II. La France. 1 grande carte de la France, 10 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 218 intercalées dans le texte et 87 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome III. L'Europe Centrale. 10 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 210 cartes dans le texte et 78 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome IV. L'Europe du Nord-Ouest. 6 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 205 cartes dans le texte et 81 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome V. L'Europe Scandinave et Russe. 9 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 200 cartes dans le texte et 76 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome VI. L'Asie Russe. 8 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 182 cartes dans le texte et 89 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome VII. L'Asie Orientale. 7 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 162 cartes dans le texte et 90 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome VIII. L'Inde et l'Indo-Chine. 7 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 203 cartes dans le texte et 84 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome IX. L'Asie Antérieure. 5 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 155 cartes dans le texte et 85 vues et types gravés sur bois.- Tome X. L'Afrique Septentrionale. Première partie : Bassin du Nil. 3 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 111 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 57 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XI. L'Afrique Septentrionale. Deuxième partie : Tripolitaine, Tunisie, Algérie, Maroc, Sahara. 4 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 160 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 83 vues ou types gravs sur bois.- Tome XII. L'Afrique Occidentale. 3 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 126 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 65 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XIII. L'Afrique Méridionale. 5 cartes en couleurs tiées à part, 190 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 78 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XIV. Océan et Terres Océaniques. 4 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 201 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 80 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XV. Amérique Boréale. 4 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 165 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 55 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XVI. Les Etats-Unis. 1 grande carte des Etats-Unis, 4 cartes en couleurs, 194 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 65 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XVII. Indes Occidentales. 4 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 191 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 73 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XVIII. Amérique du Sud. Les Régions Andines. 4 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 157 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 64 vues ou types gravés sur bois.- Tome XIX. Améique du Sud. L'Amazonie et La Plata. 5 cartes en couleurs tirées à part, 169 cartes intercalées dans le texte et 62 vues ou types gravés sur bois. Géographie

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        Fine Photograph of "Upper Falls of the Yellowstone".

      [1887]. 1887 - Fine albumen print, mounted on archival matt (5 x 8 inches; 11 x 14 inches), of the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, number 49 pencilled lower left-hand corner. Provenance: from the library of William E. Hofman, his sale Christie's 3rd December, 2010, lot 343 A magnificent view of the Upper Falls in Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park by the park's official photographer Frank Jay Haynes. Yellowstone River is a tributary of the Missouri River and its tributaries drain a wide area stretching from the Rocky Mountains near Yellowstone National Park across the mountains and high plains of southern Montana and northern Wyoming. It flows northward through Yellowstone National Park, including Yellowstone Lake before dropping over the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone, was the world's first national park, and "is situated mainly in Wyoming and extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established in 1872 by Congress, primarily because of its geysers, but also because of its remarkable assemblage of wildlife and unusual natural features. The "national park idea" pioneered at Yellowstone eventually spread worldwide. In the United States, Mackinac Island National Park (now a Michigan state park) was established in 1875 and Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks in 1890. (Yosemite had been a California state park since 1864.) Yellowstone remains the "mother park" in the U.S. national park system, which by the 1990s included 376 sites. The celebrated photographer Haynes was first hired as the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad and "given his own travelling studio in a converted rail car, Haynes produced numerous famous images of the railroad's construction projects and of sites along its route. He held that position for nearly three decades. He also was appointed in 1884 as Yellowston's official photographer and sold materials from a store in the park itself. He retired in 1916. His images of Yellowstone are among his more important and dramatic imagery" (see Dorothy Sloan, Western Americana,10/18/2006, lot 254). "Boasting about three-quarters of the world's geysers (of which Old Faithful is the most famous) and over half of the thermal features, it also has one of the globe's most spectacular canyons, one of North America's most celebrated waterfalls, and more than 225 permanent waterfalls higher than fifteen feet. It has the premier wildlife sanctuary (and the top three trout-fishing streams) in the continental United States. Unmatched in the variety and number of its megafauna, the park shelters the world's largest concentration of elk and is one of the last remaining strongholds of the grizzly bear in the coterminous states. It is the only site in the United States (and one of only two in the world) where a wild bison herd has survived continuously since ancient times. At the center of the largest relatively intact ecosystem in the North Temperate Zone, its hundreds of lakes, creeks, mountains, and valleys survive in essentially pristine condition. As in all major parks, Yellowstone's administrators debate the appropriate forms of intervention to protect this delicate ecosystem and strive to balance the competing claims of public access and wilderness preservation" (see Aubrey L. Haines, The Yellowstone Story, 1996; James Pritchard, Preserving Yellowstone's Natural Conditions: Science and the Perception of Nature, 1999).

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        The Recollections of a Glasgow Detective Officer:

      London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies & Co.,, 1887(?). with special experiences of human nature. Octavo. Original presentation binding of red "shingles"-patterned padded cloth, single line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pencilled ownership inscription of "A. Jardine" on verso of front free endpaper; spine toned, a few marks to covers, scattered light foxing. A very good copy in the attractive - albeit rather vulnerable - presentation binding. Second edition, the title page verso carrying "press notices of first edition". With fine engraved presentation label presenting this copy to "William C. Coghill Esqr". William Calder Coghill (1835-1914), printer and publisher, co-founder of Aird & Coghill Ltd ("letterpress and lithographic printers") was a prominent figure in Glasgow philanthropic circles: he was a founder member of the Scottish Prohibition Society (1856), a director of The Glasgow Northern Highland Benevolent Society, a member of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow and a director of the Victoria Infirmary at its establishment in 1888. Thomas P. McNaught was a detective with the Glasgow police force and his slim book focuses on what we would now call "human interest" stories, concluding with "Barmaids and fascinating fellows"; it is also cited as an early example of the police memoir: "Gradually... men who served as detectives in the police force of in Britain also began to write their memoirs, although few saw print before Sherlock Holmes made his appearance in the latter 1880s" (Emsley & Shpayer-Makov eds., Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950, 2006, p. 109). Remarkably scarce in commerce and institutionally: of this second edition Copac cites only the copy at Glasgow among British and Irish institutional libraries, with copies of the first edition at only three locations (BL, Cambridge, Scotland); OCLC adds only one copy worldwide (Museumsgesellschaft Zurich).

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        Danmark i Skildringer og Billeder af danske Forfattere og Kunstnere.

      2 bd. Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1887-93. Rigt illustr. [6] +570; [6] + 780 sider. Folio. Indbundet i det pragtfulde originale røde halvlæderbind med permer af lærred med skindstruktur og med smukke dekorationer i guld på ryg og sider og med en lille medaljon på forpermerne, der samlet viser Danmarks hovederhverv - landbrug og fiskeri. Pragteksemplar uden slitage og helt lydefri indvendig. Indeholder beskrivelser af Danmark landsdel for landsdel af samtidens forfattere og med mere end 800 gengivelser af tegninger eller malerier udført af en lang række af tidens kunstnere. En af de smukkeste af en lang række af Danmarksbeskrivelser i et helt usædvanligt velholdt eksemplar. Birkelund: Dansk Boghaandværk gennem tiderne. Nr. 293.

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        Mother Lifting Child, Plate 214 from Animal Locomotion

      , 1887. 1887. First Edition . MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard.

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        KYO^SAI GADAN Naihen Gaihen

      1887. Very Good. Kawanabe Kyo^sai [Gyosai]. KYO^SAI GADAN. Tokyo: Iwamoto Shun, Meiji 20 [1887]. 25.4 x 17.6 cm. 4 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in printed covers with paper labels. All in the original folding clasped "chitsu" box with a colorful woodblock printed label. Black and white and color illustrations throughout. This famous artist's autobiography and copybook provides a remarkable insight into the world of the traditional arts in mid-Meiji Japan by their foremost practitioner. Though this work is not uncommon, the quality of the impressions and the general condition render it a desirable copy. Very good and complete.

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        GYO^SAI GADAN

      1887 - [EHON] Kawanabe Kyosai [Gyosai]. GYOSAI GADAN. 4 vols. Tokyo, Meiji 20 [1887]. 25.4 x 17.6 cm. 4 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in printed covers with paper labels. Without the original folding "chitsu" case. Printed in sumi and light colors throughout. This famous artist's autobiography and copybook provides a remarkable insight into the world of the traditional arts in mid-Meiji Japan by their foremost practitioner. Though this work is not uncommon, it is very important. The impressions in this copy are fairly good (though Conder's heron has lost its karazuri fine detail). There is some staining throughout - priced accordingly.

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        A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants Cultivated under Glass in Great Britain

      James Veitch & Sons 1887 1894, Chelsea - 10 parts, complete Octavo. early 20th century burgundy cloth lettered in gilt, original gray printed wrappers bound in, patterned endpapers. Illustrated with 13 chromo-lithographed folding maps, folding plates, as well as full page plates. A most comprehensive manual of orchid cultivation, describing more than 1,500 species and hybrids, as well as detailed maps where found in the world. Some spines a little faded, light rubbing of edges, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Brownies: Their Book

      New York: Published by The Century Co, 1887. First edition, second issue, with de Vinne seal on copyright page. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings by the author. 1 vols. 4to. Original color-printed, pictorial glazed boards. Spine defective, boards a bit scuffed, corners bumped; slight toning to text. First edition, second issue, with de Vinne seal on copyright page. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings by the author. 1 vols. 4to. The First Brownie Book: With an Original Drawing. The first book of the immensely popular Brownie series. This copy is accompanied by a an original Palmer Cox pen-and-ink drawing for the book (7 x 7 cm.), laid down on stiff board with printer's indications for reduction.

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        Le Decadence Latine. Ethopée III. L'Initiation Sentimentale

      Edinger éditeur, Paris 1887 - Rops, Felicien. First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. With Rops Proof. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, original front wrapper bound in. Textblock toned, else fine With an inserted engraved proof by Felicien Rops on small format paper. [viii], iv, 343 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo First edition, unnumbered state, after the 67 numbered copies of the édition de tête. A small format edition was issued in the same year. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Moralités légendaires

      First edition, one of 400 numbered copies on vélin mécanique paper, the only printing, along with 20 on grand vélin.With a frontispiece portrait etching of the author engraved by E. Laforgue. This copy is in new covers intended for resale by L. Vanier. One small insignificant stain to upper cover , a little very light foxing. Rare. Lib. de la Revue indépendante Paris 1887 13,5x19cm broché

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        Karl Marx's Oekonomische Lehren.

      Dietz 1887 - Stuttgart [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A ONE-AND-A-QUARTER PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by ABIEL ABBOT LOW regarding the naming of the "Franklin Building" in Brooklyn

      New York, Jan. 8, 1887. - New York, Jan. 8, 1887. 1887. Very good. - sc - Over 75 words penned on both sides of an 8 inch high by 5 inch wide sheet of A.A. Low's personal 31 Burling Slip buff white stationery with attached blank leaf. In his letter addressed to Mr. Davenport at the Garfield Building (which was also one of the buildings which A.A. Low developed in Brooklyn) Low mentions the possibility of naming the building located at 186 Remsen Street which would house the Franklin Trust Company after that institution: "I have asked Mr. [____?] if it would suit him, or it will not, to have the edifice called 'The Franklin Building'". Signed "Respectfully yours, A.A. Low". Folded for mailing with some minor creases to the left edge. Remnants of paper adhere to the edge of the verso of the blank leaf. Very good. The American entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist Abiel Abbot Low (1811-1893) made his fortune from the China trade. His company, A.A. Low & Brothers imported teas, porcelain and silks from China and Japan. His firm was originally housed on Fletcher Street in New York City. It moved to new quarters, the A.A. Low building, which he erected on John street in 1849-50. Once established in New York, Low went on to invest in numerous other ventures including the first Atlantic cable and the Nickel Plate Railroad.Among A.A. Low's speculative investments were the Garfield Building as well as financial institutions such as the Dime Savings Bank and the Title Guarantee & Trust Company. Another of his projects, the Franklin Building, is a seven and a half story Romanesque Revival Building. While most were later replaced by taller skyscrapers, The Franklin Building, which was completed in 1887 by the architectural firm of the Parfitt Brothers, survives as one of the oldest buildings in the district. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Flamingo Feather

      Harper & Brothers, New York - 1887. First edition. 12mo dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in pink, white and gilt. With 20 full-page b/w illustrations. Spine tips rubbed and spine just slightly faded, else a bright, near-fine copy. Laid in is a card signed, "Yours Most Truly / Kirk Munroe". An especially nice copy of an uncommon title. PPP page 83. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Volkstrachten.

      Leipzig, J.G. Bach, (-) 1887 - 2. verm. Aufl. Gr.-4°. Chromolithogr. Titel, 166 S., m. 90 lithogr. Tafeln. Neueres HLdr. unter Verwendung des alten Materials, RVerg., Goldschnitt, (leicht beschabt, Rücken neu aufgezogen). Colas 1670; Lipperheide De 9. - Sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur les fonctions motrices du cerveau (réactions volontaires et organiques) et sur l'épilepsie cérébrale

      Paris, O. Doin, 1887. 1887, 1887, , grand in-8, (4), IX, (1bl), 572pp, demi-chagrin havane, dos à faux nerfs, PREMIERE EDITION. Rare. Nombreuses figures dans le texte. Préface de Charcot. Ces leçons données au Collège de France (1884-1885) contiennent les études de François-Franck et de Pitres sur l'excitation de l'écorce cérébrale et la localisation des fonctions ; toutes ces nouvelles observations ayant été effectuées dans le laboratoire de Marey. Cachets de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Bon exemplaire. Morton, 1417 ; Waller I, 3225

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        Timbouctou: Voyage au Maroc, au Sahara et au Soudan. 2 vols

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1887 - 2 vols. facsimile (of a Moroccan document), 53 woodcut illustrations (we counted 5 folding panoramas, 17 full-page, and 31 less than full-page), folding map, xii, 467, 438p. Contemporary quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark brown leather). 24cm. Backstrip faded. Covers rubbed along edges and also scuffed. Contents age-toned and have a couple of pages with short edges tears; otherwise sound although not printed on great paper. From the John R. Willis Collection of Africana with his bookplate in each volume. This French edition was translated by Pierre Lehautcourt. Despite a "contenant 27 Gravures et une carte" statement appearing on both title-pages, this set contains 53 illustrations (as enumerated on the Tables des Gravures) plus a folding map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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