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         Large Cabinet Photograph]: Girls' Chemistry Class 1888

      - Albumen photograph mount on thick card. Measuring 8.5" x 6.5". Corners of the card mounted a little rubbed, still overall fine. Identified in ink on the verso: "Class of Girls in Laboratory Winter of 1888. English High School. Taken by J. Guild." Excellent portrait of 14 girls wearing protective smocks posed in a chemistry lab with rows of bottles and labeled test tubes behind them. Most, or perhaps all of them hold an assortment of chemical implements: mortar and pestle, chemical bottles, test tubes, beakers, and glass containers. A deep and rich and very unusual image, early images of woman in scientific settings are exceedingly uncommon.

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         Den Nordiske Industri-Landbrugs og Kunst-Udstilling i Kiøbenhavn 1888

      Copenhagen, ca. 1888 - (PEEPSHOW). Den Nordiske Industri-Landbrugs og Kunst-Udstilling i Kiøbenhavn 1888. Copenhagen, ca. 1887. Accordion peepshow depicting the Great Industrial Hall at the Nordic Exhibition of 1888, in original printed slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Winter: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888 (c1887). First Edition. First printing Very near fine in its original green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black coated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine iss lightly rubbed as is the cloth at the upper and lower tips of the boards. Page 207/208 has a hole at the spine edge of the text about 1/2 way down the page of approximately 3/8" in diameter. On the front paste down is a very handsome, one inch square, black leather book plate of Burton Currie. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents are free of any tanning or foxing. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. 439 pages including an index followed by a 14 page advertisement from Houghton Mifflin. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons" which followed Early Spring and Summer. Published records indicate that only 1,550 copies of the first printing of this title were produced making this a very uncommon title in highly collectable condition. (BAL, 20129; Borst, A.10.1a)

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         Pierre et Jean

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1888, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition. Il legame a bradel metà bottiglia angoli calico liscio verde indietro con un oro gioiello centrale, data e doppio filo oro coda, nell'ambito abete dolore verde, piatti carta marmorizzata, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo firmato Guy de Maupassant giornalista Ferdinando Rodays. Nizza copia ben stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline vert bouteille à coins, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron central doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin vert sapin, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant au journaliste Fernand de Rodays. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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         Money. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1883; [together with] — The Wages Question. A treatise on wages and the wages class. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886; [together with] — Political Economy. Third edition, revised and enlarged.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1888 - 3 volumes, octavo. Uniformly bound in contemporary half roan, twin green morocco labels, compartments ruled and decorated in brown and gilt, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Some wear and stripping to leather, otherwise a bright and fresh set in excellent condition. Presentation copies, inscribed from the author to the businessman Augustus Lowell, Walker's colleague at MT, with an additional leaflet publication of Walker's lecture on bimetallism laid in. An attractively bound set of three pioneering works by "the most widely known and esteemed American economist of his generation" (The New Palgrave IV, p. 850). Walker was elected President of MIT in 1881, at a time when Augustus Lowell was a trustee and member of the institution's Executive Committee. "Walker's work and influence served as models not only because he discussed production, labor, and wages with unusual clarity for his time, but also because his interest in monetary issues (influenced by his father, also an economist) enabled him to describe the difference between nominal and real values. His clarifications of monetary issues coincided with concurrent national interests in the gold/silver/bimetallism parity controversies of the late 1800s, and the meaning of money for an economy. Walker later wrote a textbook that was used in classrooms till the publication of Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics. Walker became the first President of the American Economic Association. His professorships at Yale and MIT changed the courses of their economics programs. His leadership abilities were evident in every realm of his life, including his stint as a General during the Civil War. His devotion to economics as a profession paved the way for many generations of US economists" (Landsburg). Batson p. 34 (Political Economy) and p. 78 (The Wages Question, 1st ed.) See Lauren F. Landsburg, "Walker, Francis A.", Library of Economics and Liberty, 2004. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Tom Thatcher's Fortune

      A. L. Burt, 1888 First hardcover edition, very good in decorated blue cloth. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Very rare in this condition. Closed tear in front free endpaper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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         Kristiania-Billeder.

      1888 1888 - Orig. udgave. Kristiania [Oslo]: Eget Forlag 1888. 128 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på den let falmede ryg. Bindet signeret Juul-Lassen.

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         Defenders and Offenders

      New York: D. Buchner & Co, 1888. Near Fine/Near Fine. Tall octavo. Original printed gold cloth. 10 chromolithographic portraits of policemen, each on a single page, and 200 chromolithographic portraits of villains, printed four to the page. Very light wear tot he extremities of the boards, internally fine, overall very near fine. Illustrations ten "Defenders" (policemen) from New York and New Jersey, and 200 "Offenders" (various criminals, most often murderers, and several from the West). The illustrations were issued in the company's set of N283 tobacco cards. The album was available only as a premium to customers of the tobacco cards. Splendid images including women (one sporting a luxurious mustache), African-Americans, Chinese, immigrants, and natives. Each has a description and recitation of the Offenders crimes and characteristics. Adams Six-Guns, 578. Very uncommon, and rare in this condition.

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         The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. With appendix written 1886, and preface 1887

      William Reeves, London 1888 - written during his 1842-44 stay in Manchester, the city at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, and published in German 1845. This is the rare first English edition. The book is considered by many to be a classic account of the universal condition of the industrial working class during its time. Brown cloth with bevelled edges and crisp gilt title (light wear to spine ends and tips) pp vi 191 [1 translators note] ix appendix, 2 index. Copy is very bright and crisp, Stamped in gilt General Assembly Library of New Zealand (Parliamentary Library) with two Assembly labels to front pastedown, Gilt dewi number to spine, repeated in ink to inner margin of page 9, blind stamp to title page and page 9. Copy is exceptionally good. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Alphabet of Economic Science Part I Elements of the theory of value or worth [All published ]

      London: Macmillan and Co. and New York,, 1888. Octavo (170 × 114 mm). Original cloth, lettered in black. With 10 folding plates and numerous figures in the text. Ownership inscription of the noted economist Ronald L. Meek to half title. Spine ends and corners worn, spine slightly darkened, free endpapers removed; withal a very good copy. First edition of Wicksteed's first work. Fundamentally a basic textbook of new economics, it did much to popularise the adjective "marginal" and the term "marginal analysis" and received the approbation of both Edgeworth and Pareto. Batson calls it "a very valuable little work which aims at providing a thorough mathematical explanation of the 'fundamental propositions of the theory of value'" (p. 60).

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         Auld Licht Idylls

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1888. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 250 p. Inscribed by Author(s). Inscribed first edition of Barrie's second book. Original dark blue cloth, beveled. 8vo, 250 pp. with 2 pp. of undated ads. These tales were told to Barrie by his mother, the "daughter of a local stonemason who was one of the most fanatical upholders of that fiercely puritanical brand of Protestantism known as the Auld Lichts" [Dunbar]. This copy is in very good-plus condition (an unobtrusive one-inch split in the front joint, as is often the case with these hefty H&S volumes). This is an inscribed presentation copy signed by Barrie, reading on the half-title "Walter Sichel | from J. M. Barrie." Also, loosely inserted is a two-page autograph letter signed by Sichel, dated Feb. 17, 1930, to an unidentified bookseller, offering to sell this book ("I have a presentation copy of the first edition (1888) of Sir James Barrie's Auld Licht Idylls which he gave me at that time..."). Sichel (1855-1933) was an English lawyer and biographer who wrote books on Disraeli, Sheridan, Sterne and Emma Lady Hamilton; his sister Edith Sichel was also a noted biographer. It would appear that the bookseller did buy this book from Sichel; otherwise how would the book and the letter have wound up together? Cutler 5. Additional postage may be required for international orders, please inquire of bookseller for exact amount.

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         Contemporary German Art. At the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. Translated by N. D'Anvers.

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1888 - 2 volumes in one, large quarto (295 x 222 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, red inlay decoration to spine, decorative gilt frames to covers, red silk moiré doublures, gilt turn-ins and edges, fore-edge painting. Booklabel to first binder's blank. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to extremities, scratches and small abrasion to foot of front cover, slight fraying to silk moiré endpapers, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy. Title pages printed in red and black. With 84 photogravure plates with captioned tissue-guards and numerous further illustrations to the text. First edition in English, one of 1,000 copies of this richly illustrated work, this copy with an impressive fore-edge painting. Originally published in German in 1886, also in a run of 1,000 copies, to accompany the Centenary exhibition held that year. This collection showcases the work of over 130 German artists, depicting religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Each profile is accompanied by an insightful biographical sketch by renowned illustrator and art critic Ludwig Pietsch (1824–1911). Pietsch was a close friend of a number of artists and sculptors including Reinhold Begas and Adolph Menzel, whose art features in volume I. The translator was Nancy R. E. Bell under her pseudonym, N. D'Anvers. Bell was a prolific author and translator, writing extensively on the history of art and providing guides to numerous collections. The Elementary History of Art, first published in 1874, offered high-culture information in a functional and affordable format, and proved highly popular, being released in numerous updated editions throughout her life. Amy von Lintel, Nancy Bell's Elementary History of Art and the British Origins of Popular Art History, Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, vol. 14, issue 2, Summer 2015. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Collins Standard Map of London

      Lithograph, in original outline colour, 765 x 830mm, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original cloth boards, with the original end-paper describing 'Public Conveyances', lacking the upper board with title label. London : Edward Stanford,

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         Deutsche Geschichte

      Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 14 x 22 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel. 208 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. Heft 24 der Reihe "Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek", Herausgeber: Gottfried Feder. - Aus dem Inhalt: Germanische Frühzeit - Das fränkische Reich - Das Deutsche Reich (bis zum Interregnum) - Deutschland unter Wahlkönigen - Zeitalter der Reformation - Aufstieg Brandenburg-Preußens - Preußens Fall und Erhebung - Kampf um die deutsche Einheit - Das Deutsche Reich (Entwicklung bis 1888 / Wilhelm II. / Der Weltkrieg / Ausblick) - Schluss - Register. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: ". . . die Judengefahr. Die Juden sind Volks- und Rassefremde, und es ist eine absichtliche Irreführung wenn sie sich so stellen, als verfolge man in ihnen den religiös Andersdenkenden. Vielleicht hätten sie vor dem Kriege, zumal ihre Zahl nicht zu ungeheuer groß war (knapp 1 % der Bevölkerung, bei sinkender Geburtszahl), bei ihrer Anpassungsfähigkeit an die Wirtschaftsvölker, vom deutschen Volke aufgesogen werden können. Der Liberalismus aber gibt beging den Fehler, weil die Juden ihn förderten, sie aus falschem Gerechtigkeitsgefühl und in der grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen zu schützen, ja den kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertigen Ostjuden die Türe zu öffnen. In ungeheurem Masse zogen die Juden nun, nachdem sie die volle Gleichberechtigung erlangt hatten, Handel, Börsen und Geldverkehr an sich, drangen in die Laufbahnen der Richter und Anwälte, der Ärzte und Gelehrten ein, beherrschten bald völlig die Kunst, vor allem das Theater, die Presse, später auch Kino und Rundfunk. Hieraus wurde - immer abgesehen davon, daß es natürlich auch sittlich und geistig hochstehende Personen unter ihnen gibt - doch die Seele des deutschen Volkstums vergiftet, die Staatsautorität untergraben. Alle der Kirche und dem Staat feindlichen Strömungen wurden von jeher und werden noch heute von Juden geleitet. Die judengegnerische Bewegung aber, der Antisemitismus, gebärdete sich zum Teil so roh und wüst, daß er alle feiner gearteten Seelen abstieß und sogar in das Lager der Judenfreunde führte." - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek, die Juden als Volks- und Rassefremde, die grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen, kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertige Ostjuden, die Seele des deutschen Volkstums durch das Judentum vergiftet und die Staatsautorität untergraben, alle kirchen- und staatsfeindlichen Strömungen von Juden geleitet, Antisemitismus, Kaiser Wilhelm II. ein Versager auf dem Kaiserthron, Geschichtsschreibung / Geschichtswissenschaft im Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, Schrifttum der Bewegung, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - 2. Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (viele Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst tadellos) Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo (pp.113-153 246-291, 2 Taf.).

      Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 114. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1888, 8, 562 pp., 14 lith. Taf., Halbleinenband. First Print! Wilhelm Roux's work "Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo. Ueber die künstliche Hervorbringung halber Embryonen durch Zerstörung einer der beiden ersten Furchungskugeln, sowie über die Nachentwickelung (Postgeneration) der fehlenden Körperhälfte" on the production of half-embryos initiated a turning point by shifting emphasis from descriptive to experimental embryology. Wilhelm Roux believed that the above work showed that the nucleus of each blastomere is capable of directing a specific independent line of differentiation. He eventually concluded that the nucleus is made of hereditary particles. Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924) is regarded as the founder of developmental mechanics, 'Entwicklungsmechanik' as he named it. Garrison & Morton No. 505

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         A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.

      Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer's pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink 'South Australian Aboriginal. Photo - W.T. Lingwood Smith, Detective Photographer, Adelaide'; all of the prints are in fine condition. William Thomas Lingwood Smith was a Detective Photographer in the South Australian Police Force from 1888 until his retirement in 1922. As early as 1894 he also pioneered fingerprinting in Australia, becoming an expert in the Criminal Investigation Branch of the South Australian Police Department. An album of photographs in the South Australian Museum (Series AA 295/01, Album P), whose provenance is given as 'William Thomas Lingwood Smith', contains numerous photographs by both Paul Foelsche - a fellow South Australian police photographer - and Lingwood Smith, along with others by F.J. Gillen, Saul Solomon, Henry Yorke Lyell Brown and Hermann Klaatsch, and would appear to have been compiled by Lingwood Smith himself. Unlike the photographs of Paul Foelsche, however, the photographs of Lingwood Smith are virtually unknown; they were taken not for commercial purposes, but exclusively in the line of his police work. With the exception of the album and some individual prints in the South Australian Museum, we can locate no examples of Lingwood Smith's photography in any Australian collection. The photographs in this group were taken by Lingwood Smith in various locations in South and Central Australia. The photographer's captions on four of the five prints identify the subject matter and locations. They include a group of Aboriginal prisoners in chains. The captions are as follows: [1] Native Grave with mourning caps / Murray River [2] En route with Native Prisoners from Central Australia to Pt. Augusta [3] Corroberrie (sic) / Alice Springs [group of men painted for ceremony] [4] Alice Springs [group of women painted for ceremony] [5] [Two men in staged combat] Lingwood Smith was listed as a police photographer under the name of 'Smith, W.T. Lingwood' at 140 Grote Street, Adelaide, in directories from 1891 to 1896; then as 'Lingwood-Smith, W.T.' at the following addresses: 1897-1903 140 Grote Street, Adelaide; 1904-12 Goodwood Road, Wayville; 1913+ Frederick Street, Parkside.' (Noye, Dictionary of South Australian Photography, 1845-1914). This information suggests that the photographs we offer here were taken after 1897, as they were sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith's Aboriginal portraits on which the photographer's name was written in its later form.

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         The Complete Poems and Prose 1855–1888

      Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers,, [1888]. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Portrait title page and 4 plates with tissue-guards. Spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to covers, front hinge partly cracked but holding, text block unaffected, a little foxing to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy. First edition thus, signed limited edition, number 245 of 600 copies only, signed by the author on the half-title, (limitation added in manuscript by Horace Traubel to verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf). This edition, Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetical and prose works (after the 1876 Centennial Edition with Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets), was "handled" and put together by Whitman himself in 1888–9, and is made up of three works: Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs (copyright 1881, 1882 and 1888 respectively). It is also illustrated with portraits individually selected by Whitman. A single "Note at End" leaf provides Whitman's printed envoi to the reader, dated Nov 13 1888, and ending, "I have put my name with pen-and-ink with my own hand in the present volume. And from engraved or photo'd portraits taken from life, I have selected some, of different stages, which please me best, (or at any rate displease me least,) and bequeath them at a venture to you, reader, with my love". For Whitman, this edition, put together as his conclusive testament four years before his death, was a thoroughly personal project, with the signature and illustrations providing "all the guarantees of my personality" (Horace Traubel's diary 8 Jan 1889) going "straight from my hands into the hands of the reader; from my heart to your heart" (ibid. 20 Jan 1889). The "C" binding on this copy, as Myerson notes, is the one found on the English issue copies which were sent to England in unbound sheets in late 1889, and then bound on order.

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         Poetry (The Liberal Arts)

      Engraving after Goltzius: personification of Poetry, holding the Caduceus, is inspiring an old man writing on a book behind her. Numbered on the bottom left:'4', two lines of Latin text:'Per me formatur... regesq[ue] ducesq[ue] moventur'. On the verso collector's mark of Pim van Eekelen. Earlier in collection J.A. van Dongen (1888-1972) Engraving on paper with small margins: platemark: 177 x 131mm, total: 184 x 135 mm; possibly restored; New Hollstein 702 OMP-D (6)

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         The Trackman's Helper. A Pocket Companion For the Track Foremen Generally. It Treats on More than 300 Different Subjects Relating to Track Work with Rules, Tables and Illustrations. As a Book of Reference for Section Foremen is Superior to any Book heretofore Published

      Joseph Kindelan, Roadmaster / The Mitchell Printing Co, Mitchell, Dakota 1888 - First edition. Small octavo. 299pp.; 5pp. of ads. Red paper gilt over boards. Small publisher's label front pastedown, modest rubbing at the extremities, a nice, very good copy. OCLC locates about six copies of the Dakota edition over two records. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Contemporary German Art.

      London: George Bell & Sons,, 1888. At the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. Translated by N. D'Anvers. 2 volumes in one, large quarto (295 x 222 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, red inlay decoration to spine, decorative gilt frames to covers, red silk moiré doublures, gilt turn-ins and edges, fore-edge painting. Title pages printed in red and black. With 84 photogravure plates with captioned tissue-guards and numerous further illustrations to the text. Booklabel to first binder's blank. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to extremities, scratches and small abrasion to foot of front cover, slight fraying to silk moiré endpapers, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy. First edition in English, one of 1,000 copies of this richly illustrated work, this copy with an impressive fore-edge painting. Originally published in German in 1886, also in a run of 1,000 copies, to accompany the Centenary exhibition held that year. This collection showcases the work of over 130 German artists, depicting religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Each profile is accompanied by an insightful biographical sketch by renowned illustrator and art critic Ludwig Pietsch (1824–1911). Pietsch was a close friend of a number of artists and sculptors including Reinhold Begas and Adolph Menzel, whose art features in volume I. The translator was Nancy R. E. Bell under her pseudonym, N. D'Anvers. Bell was a prolific author and translator, writing extensively on the history of art and providing guides to numerous collections. The Elementary History of Art, first published in 1874, offered high-culture information in a functional and affordable format, and proved highly popular, being released in numerous updated editions throughout her life.

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         Sansibar. Ein ostafrikanisches Culturbild.

      Leipzig: 1888 - 184 S. HLn. der Zeit. Mit 15 Abbildungen und einem Plan. Kanten etwas berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Complete Poems and Prose 1855–1888.

      Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers, [1888] - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to covers, front hinge partly cracked but holding, text block unaffected, a little foxing to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy. Portrait title page and 4 plates with tissue-guards. First edition thus, signed limited edition, number 245 of 600 copies only, signed by the author on the half-title, (limitation added in manuscript by Horace Traubel to verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf). This edition, Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetical and prose works (after the 1876 Centennial Edition with Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets), was "handled" and put together by Whitman himself in 1888–9, and is made up of three works: Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs (copyright 1881, 1882 and 1888 respectively). It is also illustrated with portraits individually selected by Whitman. A single "Note at End" leaf provides Whitman's printed envoi to the reader, dated Nov 13 1888, and ending, "I have put my name with pen-and-ink with my own hand in the present volume. And from engraved or photo'd portraits taken from life, I have selected some, of different stages, which please me best, (or at any rate displease me least,) and bequeath them at a venture to you, reader, with my love". For Whitman, this edition, put together as his conclusive testament four years before his death, was a thoroughly personal project, with the signature and illustrations providing "all the guarantees of my personality" (Horace Traubel's diary 8 Jan 1889) going "straight from my hands into the hands of the reader; from my heart to your heart" (ibid. 20 Jan 1889). The "C" binding on this copy, as Myerson notes, is the one found on the English issue copies which were sent to England in unbound sheets in late 1889, and then bound on order. Myerson A2.7.m, note five. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Memoirs of an Arabian Princess: An Autobiography

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888. First English language edition, 1888, translated from the German. Scarce memoir of an Arab princess whose family was deposed through a revolution, with a short account of life afterward when she befriended a German merchant who was to become her second husband. Blue pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark blue, gilt spine lettering, frontis portrait of the princess, 7.25" tall, 307 pages plus four pages of publisher's ads. Spine darkened but readily lsgible, shelfwear, mainly rubbing to the extremities, some light modest fraying to the spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, age-darkened but clean and legible pages, some foxing to the frontis, no names or other markings.. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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         The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.

      John Murray. 1888 - A very good example of the Sixth edition (Thirty fifth thousand) 1888 of this classic work. Light rub to edges of covers, a little more on the tips. Good sound joints, paper on hinges splitting but still tight. ** Signed by H Muriel Hawley, dated Dec /88 on verso of FFEP. Mistress Hawley lived in Kilcronach, Waterford, and was the aunt of Private Edward Hawley who was killed in 1917 at the battle for Vimy Ridge. ** This sixth edition (first appearing in 1872) is remembered for being the last edition edited by Darwin himself before his death in 1882; It is the first edition of this work in which the word "evolution" appears, though it is not his first use of the word. ** An opportunity to acquire the definitive edition of Darwin's opus, uncommon to find in such a good little-worn condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Modern Distributive Process. Studies of competition and its limits, of the nature and amount of profits, and of the determination of wages, in the industrial society of to-day.

      Boston: Ginn & Company, 1888 - Octavo (232 x 145 mm). Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, boards faintly marked, otherwise a bright, excellent copy. Occasional pencil markings to the text. First edition in book form of this important precursor to Clark's The Distribution of Wealth (1899), originally serialized in the Political Science Quarterly. "Reference should also be made to the important series of complementary articles by the author and F. H. Giddings on The Modern Distributive Process . . . These four 'studies of the process by which the income of modern society is divided among its principal claimants' lead to complementary conclusions which were established independently and before joint publication had been decided upon. Clark writes on 'The Limits of Competition' and on 'Profits under Modern Conditions', and Giddings on 'The Persistence of Competition' and on 'The Natural Rate of Wages'" (Batson). Batson, p. 70; IESS 1888. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Russland

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1888 - Second edition, pp l, 442, 9 maps, 15 plans, small tear to one map, hinges very slightly cracked, publisher's red cloth gilt; overall a very good copy. Second of seven editions published between 1883 and 1912. This edition covers mainly Western and Central Russia. Endpapers dated "Juni 1888". Hinrichsen D458. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         NINE YEARS IN NIPON: Sketches of Japaense Life and Manners.

      - Boston 1888, Cupples. 3/4 Brown leather over marbled boards 42 illustrations after Japanese woodcuts, 3 maps, 304p.,very good sharp, top gilt, excellent, no foxing, clean copy, 14 x 21 cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION RARE This excellent primary source was written by a surgeon at Tsukiji Hospital in Tokyo. It is a description of Japan and of the Japanese, their great cities, daily activities, life at work and a guide to the sights by this seasoned resident and traveler. His intelligent commentaries upon Japanese art, gardens, schools, language, flower arrangement, houses, manners and amusements are a valuable contribution to the study of 19th century Japan. * Fascinating narrative covering in detail the hygienic Japanese their miniature gardens, art and artistic manufactures, moral, honorific & etiquette, the Tokaido journey, Koi fish, ancient trees, Jinrikisha man, missionary martyrs, tortoise shell work, schools, Chinese money changers, drying cuttle-fish, spiders & beetles, Fuji & egrets, paddy fields. * A thoroughly wonderful work, written by a trained observer and humanist. The author was a close friend of Sir Harry Parks. Marvelous reading and narrative. *

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         Travail à la longe et dressage à l'obstacle.

      Paris-Nancy, Berger-Levrault 1888 - in-8, VIII-128 pp., avec 39 figures dans le texte, veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de filets et de fleurs de lis dorés, pièce de titre marine, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats avec fleurs de lis en parallèle aux quatre coins, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure et gardes à la cuve (Petit). Dos légèrement insolé. Edition originale dans une élégante reliure signée (en pied de dos) de Petit. Théodore-Raoul de Gontaut-Biron (1853-1931) était officier de cavalerie. Son intelligent travail de dressage fit autorité. Mennessier de la Lance, I, 563. Exemplaire de Louis-Philippe, duc d'Orléans (1869-1926, fils du comte de Paris - le futur Philippe VIII des Orléanistes), sur papier Japon, avec envoi autographe de l'auteur sur le faux-titre, daté du 7 mai 1890. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

      London: Macmillan, 1888. First edition. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. 1 vols. Lg 8vo. Original dark green cloth, spine and upper board pictorial gilt. Slightly cocked, a few small blemishes on upper cover, else a fine copy. First edition. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. 1 vols. Lg 8vo. WITH DRAWING. A nostalgic and historic survey of life and travel on the Great Roads of England Original pencil and pen drawing of "Burford Bridge" inserted to front pastedown (with corner braces).

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         Original Photograph Album of the Congo Dedicated to German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Containing Rare Early Photographs Taken in and around Landana, Nemlao, Douala and Limbe, circa, 1888-1889.

      German Kamerun, Portuguese Congo, Belgian Congo, 1888. Early photograph album of Congo and Cameroon. Contains 30 sepia gelatin print photographs measuring approximately 14 x 10 cm, neatly ensconced behind gilt-edged indow mounts, recto and verso onto 9 thick cardstock leaves decorated with gilt borders. Features printed dedication page and typescript captions in German. Octavo. Exquisite regal album measuring approximately 27 x 33 x 4 cm, crafted of the finest materials, elaborately patterned endpapers, heavy steel boards covered in padded red velvet, working clasp, and steel armorial coat of arms of Otto von Bismarck, Prussian Prince and Chancellor of Germany including the banner of the Bismarck family creed "In Trinitate Robur" [In the Strength of the Trinity]. Some wear to velvet, some age-toning, otherwise in Very Good Condition, an exceedingly scarce dedication album from the Prussian monarchy. The dedication page reads as follows: "Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck widmet seine photographischen Aufnahmen aus dem Kamerun-und Kongogebiete Westafrika's in aller Ergebung Andreas Koller Missionär in Landana (portug: Congo). z. Z. in Stadtamhof." Translation: [Dedicated to His Highness the Prince Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is this photographic record of Cameroon and the Congo Regions of West Africa by Andreas Koller missionary in Landana (Portuguese Congo) at present in the town of Stadtamhof]. Aiding to determine dates for these views, we find a photograph of the Nachtigal monument at Douala, which was constructed in 1888, marking his final gravesite in front of the Kamerun Imperial Colonial Government House after his remains were exhumed from Cape Palmas (Liberia) and brought to Douala. Therefore, most of these images would not likely precede 1888. Secondly, the album is dedicated to a missionary by Otto von Bismarck during his time as Chancellor of Germany, which ended 20 March 1890. A fascinating period in the history of the Congo colonies and German Kamerun under foreign rule are illustrated with firsthand scenes taken by foremost pioneer missionaries as they set about to educate and introduce the indigenous tribes to European ways, in the lands claimed by far away monarchs. The striking and exceedingly rare images contained in this album are largely centered around Landana in the Portuguese Congo [now Angola], with some views from the Belgian Congo [Leopold II's Congo Free State]. Both Congo colonies had only recently been established by European rulers in 1885. In Cameroon, then the German colony of Kamerun, photographs show a mission called Nemlao which was established in 1886, as well as sites in Douala, and Victoria [Limbe]. Photographs in Kamerun [Cameroon] include the original government house, constructed some three to four years earlier at Douala. Pertaining to the Congo, we find some portraits of notable persons from the period, including the German missionary Andreas Koller to whom the album is dedicated, sitting with two male students. In addition, there are photographs of medical missionary Dr. Lucan, a French physician, established at Landana since 1876, who served all of the factories and establishments along the sea coast, as well as villages in the interior; French priest P. [Père] Augustin Haumesser, who was posted in the apostic vicariate which was established in the Congo by the Roman Catholic Church in 1886, and who served as a professor of indigenous language; and Herr Luiz de Campos, a Commander in the German military corps Schwarze Legion [Black Brunswickers], stationed in Landana. Scenes at Landana in the Portuguese Congo (now Angola) include: An infantry of African men, one view also showing mounted artillery; The expanse of the Landana mission; A large apartment-style residence with multiple flats; An African chief posing in European military dress and holding a long rifle ;Two men and a number of children dragging a metal water tank to their village; Young students harvesting the mission's garden; The use of an ox for transportation; Several Congolese workers, together with one missionary man, illustrating the trades of carpentry, construction, textiles, and iron works; A dilapidated hospital, its walls constructed of woven sticks adhered with mud, its precarious grass roof, and housing a dozen patients under the care of two missionary men. . Photo.

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         Hillingdon Hall; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets?; Mr. Romford's Hounds - 6 Volumes

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1888. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Six volumes in uniform calf bindings. Hillingdon Hall - 519 pages. Published by Routledge. 12 handcolored illustrations. Minor bump to upper right corner of front cover. Hawbuck Grange - 265 pages. illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Minor bump to upper right corner of front cover. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour - 450 pages. illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Ask Mamma - 423 pages. Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Thin line of white paint along bottom edge of front cover. Plain or Ringlets? - Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Mr. Romford's Hounds - 405 pages. Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Minor bump to Top right corner of front cover. All volumes half scarlet calf with raised bands. Marbled boards. Titles and decorations on spines in gilt. All top edges gilt. Record # 604223

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         The Abbey of St Andrew: Hexham

      Privately Printed for the Author, 1888. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1888 1st edition of this imposing monograph on the Abbey of St. Andrew: Hexham. #266 of 400 copies of the limited edition, with its beautifully-illuminated half-title page. 1/2 black leather over dark-brown boards. Magnificent gilt-tooling --and design-- to the front panel and bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Understandable wear along the tips and at the spine ends but, overall, a very solid, well-preserved copy. Attractive and VG. Elephant folio, 62 pgs. of text and 60 plates, all of which are crisp and very clean. Tasteful former owner bookplate at front pastedown.

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         Recollections of Seventy Years

      Nashville, Tenn: Publishing House of the A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 1888. Near Fine. First edition. Introduction by F.J. Grimke. Compiled and arranged by Sarah C. Bierce Scarborough. Edited by C.S. Smith. Octavo. 335pp., [9] plates. Original red cloth titled in gilt and decorated in black. Small light stain and short split in the gutter at bottom of front boards else very good or better. Tipped to the front pastedown is a two page Autograph Letter Signed by Bishop Payne on Wilberforce University stationary dated in 1889 to George T. Downing, agreeing to publish a defense of another clergyman who had apparently been libeled. Old folds, one of which has split about a third of the way across, else very good. The South Carolina-born Payne was a bishop in the A.M.E. Church, and the first African-American to serve as the President of a college (Wilberforce). Very uncommon, especially with the letter. OCLC locates seven copies.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         NOVEMBER BOUGHS

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1888 - Original maroon cloth, gilt. BAL 21430: Printing 1, Binding D (probable sequence). Portrait frontispiece; top edge gilt, others trimmed. Tiny nick to fore-edge of spine, appears to be the result of a binding defect. Front hinge strengthened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les Chiens et Les Chats d'Eugène Lambert avec une lettre-préface d'Alexandre Dumas et Notes Biographiques par Paul Leroi.

      A La Librairie De L'art, Paris 1888 - Un des 100 exemplaires sur papier Japon; illustré de 6 eaux-fortes (avec leur deuxième état) et 145 dessins par Eugène Lambert; Ex-libris, frontispice illustré d'une eau-forte (avec le deuxième état), titres, XVIIp, 289p, table; Belle demi reliure chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs avec titres et date dorées, plats et gardes marbrées, couverture conservée. Bel ouvrage d'une grande rareté (350 x 270). Size: Gd In4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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         The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray., 1888. A very good example of the Sixth edition (Thirty fifth thousand) 1888 of this classic work. Light rub to edges of covers, a little more on the tips. Good sound joints, paper on hinges splitting but still tight. ** Signed by H Muriel Hawley, dated Dec /88 on verso of FFEP. Mistress Hawley lived in Kilcronach, Waterford, and was the aunt of Private Edward Hawley who was killed in 1917 at the battle for Vimy Ridge. See: http://www.hambo.org/lancing/view_man.php?id=151 ** This sixth edition (first appearing in 1872) is remembered for being the last edition edited by Darwin himself before his death in 1882; It is the first edition of this work in which the word "evolution" appears, though it is not his first use of the word. ** An opportunity to acquire the definitive edition of Darwin's opus, uncommon to find in such a good little-worn condition.. Sixth Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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         MARSEILLE REVUE 1888.

      A. Rougier 1888 - In-4 carré ( 315 X 250 mm ), maroquin noir à encadrement serti d'un filet doré, dos lisse portant le titre en grandes lettres d'or, plats, contreplats et gardes d'un très beau papier fait main noir, rouge et or, tranches dorées, étui bordé ( Reliure signée de D. SAPORITO ). Recueil de 62 planches de dessins représentant des types et scènes de genre Marseillais humoristiques et légèrement caricaturaux. Ouvrage tiré à 250 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande, celui-ci N°63 imprimé pour M.P. FRAISSINET. Premier tirage des nombreuses illustrations originales de R. DE MONTAUDOUIN. Edition originale fort rare. Splendide exemplaire magistralement relié et doré. Marseille au Prado, sur l'eau, dans l'eau, au cabanon, Marseille port de mer. Marseille Provence Régionalisme Littérature Edition-originale Humour Caricature [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Plan of Ruchlaw Policies in the Parish of Whittinghame, County of Haddington

      PATTERSON, Charles [Surveyor] . Haddington 1888 ."Plan of Ruchlaw Policies in the Parish of Whittinghame, County of Haddington ".Manuscript, with 24 full page pen and watercolour maps with keys facing, bound in original morocco leather, extensively rubbed, gilt lettered on upper cover "Ruchlaw Estate Plans of Policies &Mains 1888. Folio, approx 33.5 cm x 24.5 x 3.5 cm. Marbled endpapers, original strengthening to inner hinges. The binding is sound and strong, the contents in Very Good plus condition with maps and keys complete and generally clean. There is some light foxing and some dustiness, but overall a pleasing document. The manuscript starts with an Index and General Table of Contents, followed by a full page map of the estate which is numbered 1-24 for the individual maps, and with acreages also given. Each map is numbered in red, and named, with a scale given in chains.The maps are coloured in green, red and blue and yellow, with woodland etc in pen. Several pages of blanks follow the maps, and then four pages of "Cropping of Ruchlaw Main and Policy Parks" showing a crop rotation from 1879-1892. The manuscript was purchased at auction in Hampshire, but we have no provenance beyond that. It is entirely original and complete, not a copy and entirely handwritten .

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         CORPUS GLOSSARIORUM LATINORUM

      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1888 1923. RILEGATO. BUONO. 17 25. I II III IV V VI VII USATO

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         Defenders and Offenders

      New York: D. Buchner & Co, 1888. Near Fine/Near Fine. Tall octavo. Original printed gold cloth. 10 chromolithographic portraits of policemen, each on a single page, and 200 chromolithographic portraits of villains, printed four to the page. Very light wear tot he extremities of the boards, internally fine, overall very near fine. Illustrations ten "Defenders" (policemen) from New York and New Jersey, and 200 "Offenders" (various criminals, most often murderers, and several from the West). The illustrations were issued in the company's set of N283 tobacco cards. The album was available only as a premium to customers of the tobacco cards. Splendid images including women (one sporting a luxurious mustache), African-Americans, Chinese, immigrants, and natives. Each has a description and recitation of the Offenders crimes and characteristics. Adams Six-Guns, 578. Very uncommon, and rare in this condition.

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        Mémoires du Comte de Grammont -

      L. Conquet 1888 -, Paris - 1 volume Grand in-8 371 pp. Illustré d'un portrait de A. Hamilton et de trente-trois compositions de C. DELORT, gravés au burin et à l'eau-forte par L. BOISSON. Demi-maroquin bleu à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons richement décorés de fleurs dorées encadrées de mosaiques dorées et date au talon. Filets dorés sur les plats. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur d'une parfaite fraicheur. ÉDITION NUMÉROTÉE. Celui-ci un des 500 exemplaires parafé sur vélin du Marais.Très belle reliure signée CHAMPS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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