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        Die Krippe - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen 1888 Klappbilderbuch

      Esslingen, Schreiber, J.F., um, 1888. 3 Klappseiten 34,5 x 28 cm, Farbig illustrierter Originalhalbleinwandband mit montiertem Titelblatt ( die Ecken bestoßen) sehr schön ausstaffierte Krippenszene m. zahlr. Figuren auf 4 hintereinander angeordneten Ebenen. Gestalt. von P.H.Wagner. Papierkrippe, Klappbilderbuch ( ausgefaltet ca. 34 x 60 x 24 cm ). Im Mittelfeld die Heilige Familie mit den Hirten und Esel u. Schafen. Die beiden Seitenteile perspektivisch angeschrägt, linker Seitenflügel lose dabei, die Papplaschen einiger Figuren gelöst, teilweise geringe Einrisse, insgesammt ein schönes farbfrisches Exemplar was vom Fachmann mit geringem Aufwand noch restauriert werden könnte. Weitere Bilder gerne auf Anfrage Versand D: 7,40 EUR

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        DE TIB.CLAUDI DONATI IN AENEIDA COMMENTARIO DISSERTATIO INAUGURALIS QUAM AMPLISSIMI PHILOSOPHORUM IENENSIUM ORDINIS

      TYPIS G.NEUENHAHNI, IENAE 1888 - LATINO Copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con traccia di umidità e con piccoli strappetti ai bordi posteriori, pagine leggermente ed uniformemente brunite causa tempo, alcune libere dalla legatura

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        Madame Chrysanthème dessins et aquarelles de Rossi et Myrbach, gravures de Guillaume frères.

      Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1888, in 8°, de 4ff. 328pp. 2ff., ill. de nbr. dessins de Rossi et Myrbach dont certains en couleur, pl. veau glacé époque, plats orné d'un motif floral ciselé en relief et peint en différents tons, t. dor., large encadrement de dentelle int., gardes en soie avec motif oriental fleuri en vert sur fond noir, couv. ill. coul. cons., Bel exemplaire auquel est joint un billet autographe de la main de Pierre Loti signé de ses initiales P.L. : " éveillé par un cri de corbeau, je me suis tourné vers le ciel, mais sans apercevoir le triste chanteur, et la lune seule m'est apparue. " Edition originale et première édition illustrée. ¶ Vicaire V.406. Recherché.

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        Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen. Sechster Band.

      Leipzig. Verlag von E. W. Fritzsch. 1888. zweite Auflage. Ohlwd. mit Rückentitel. kl. 8°. 283 S. einige Farbanstreichungen. leicht braunfleckig. gutes Ex. Inhalt: Der Ring des Nibelungen. Epilogischer Bericht. u.a.m.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Game of Golf

      Andrew Eliot, [Edinburgh] 1888 - First edition. Drawings by John Smart. 12mo. [40]pp. Illustrated. Original stitched illustrated wrappers. Spine professionally reinforced, chipping at the corners of the wrappers, some foxing on wrappers and first and last leaf, a good and sound copy. Donovan and Murdoch 540 (listing only the later 1893 edition). A rebacked copy sold at auction in 2010 for $10,800. OCLC locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wessex Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1888. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. 2 volumes, octavo (181 x 120 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, gilt decoration to spines, covers ruled in gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges trimmed, others uncut. Bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest to front pastedowns. A little wear to tips, touch of rubbing to extremities, couple of small ink splashes to fore edges, text unaffected. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. An attractively bound copy of this collection of five stories, which were previously published in serial form.

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        Wessex Tales Strange, Lively and Commonplace Two Volumes RARE FIRST EDITION Bound by ROOT & SON

      London, Macmillan & Co., 1888 first edition. Two volumes. Size approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, light marooon cloth boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spines. Gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and nicked, edges of spines rubbed and chipped at top end of vol.1. Front hinges slightly cracked. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Both endpapers have owners labels "Mary Landon Baker", also with original binders stamps to corners "Bound by Root & Son." Text clean and bright, pages all very clean ands tight throughout. An excellent copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 247 + 212pp. The First Edition. One of 750 copies printed, of which only 634 were bound to comprise the First Edition. All Points of Issue present in this copy as per Purdy-p.58; Sadleir-1119.

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        Souvenir of San Franzisco Cal.

      Artist: Heininger CP (d) ; issued in: San Franzisco; date: (d)1888 - - technic: Chromo Lithography; - colorit:; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 19,5 x 14,5; - description: Depiction of the city of San Franzisco with 1 total view and 73 partly views on 23 pages.With extra booklet a retroperspective of the city in engish language

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        A History of the Birds of New Zealand (Volume II ONLY of Two Volume Set)

      London: Self Published, 1888 359 pages, plus 25 of 26 plates, 23 of which are hand colored after John G. Keulemans. All edges are gilded and plates are tissue guarded. Covers are worn, and top board is detached. Spine covers are deteriorated. Light to moderate foxing on first and last few leaves. Lacking plate XXV (New-Zealand Dottrel / Banded Dottrel). Tissue guards are torn, but mostly in place. Plates are just a little darkened along edges, though are otherwise bright, clean, and intact. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . Second Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John J. Keulemans. sm folio.

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        NOVEMBER BOUGHS [signed by J.H. Johnston]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. [no edition stated]. Octavo (9.75x6.5x0.75"), G/no dj, dark green spine w/ gilt text. Signed/inscribed by J. H. Johnston to Herbert N. Casson (presumably the noted journalist); John H. Johnston was a New York jeweler who was a friend and benefactor of Whitman in the last 15 years of Whitman's life. Book is shelfworn; boards rubbed w/ bumping/cloth-fraying at corners & spine ends; long 0.5" scuff to rear board. Water-wrinkling/staining to 3.5x2.5" spot on rear board, and along top 1.5" of front board & text block. Front hinge cracked & rear hinge starting. Text block age-toned w/ minor foxing to endpapers, first & last several pgs, and text block edges; 1.5" tear to front endpaper. Inscription reads, "Herbert N. Casson/with best wishes/of his/loving Camarade [?]/J. H. Johnston/1905" Consignment - WH. Shelved in Case 2. Dupont.

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        Russland.

      Leipzig, Baedeker. 1888 - 2. Aufl. L, 442 S. Mit 9 Karten u. 15 Plänen. OLn. (winziges Fleckchen auf dem VDeckel). Hinrichsen D 458.- Zweite erweiterte und um ein Kapitel Süd-Russland erweiterte Auflage.- Vorsatz mit hs. Besitzeintrag, sonst schönes außerordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nos poètes

      A. Dupret, Paris 1888, 12x19cm, broché. - A. Dupret, Paris 1888, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, di cui non si fa menzione dei principali giornali. Autografo prezioso e raro firmato dal Gyp autore, la contessa de Martel. Un piccolo strappo angolare senza perdere la parte superiore della prima guardia, bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Tellier à Gyp, comtesse de Martel. Une infime déchirure angulaire sans manque en tête de la première garde, agréable exemplaire.

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        Manuscript Diaries of Marguerite Lloyd, daughter of Major Harlan Page Lloyd, of Cincinnati, Ohio, law partner of Alfonso Taft and his son, President William Howard Taft, 1888-1901

      10 diaries, 3280 manuscript pages, plus an additional 141 manuscript pages of memoranda, notes, cash accounts, and addresses, includes diaries for the years 1888-1890, 1892, 1894-1896, 1899-1901; five volumes are bound in leather, four volumes bound in cloth, one volume half leather, marbled paper covered boards with rear board and spine nearly detached, other volumes are in good sound condition. Manuscript diaries kept by Marguerite Lloyd, daughter of prominent Cincinnati lawyer, Harlan Page Lloyd. Marguerite's diaries document the life of a well to do young woman, she attends school, social functions. Marguerite does not do chores or housework. The diaries cover the years 1888 through 1901, during which time Marguerite was living with her parents in Cincinnati up until her first marriage in July of 1896. She then lived with her in-laws after her husband's untimely death, the same day they were wed. She then married a second time in 1899 and moved with her new husband to Glen Ridge, New Jersey. The diaries cover the periods of both marriages and the death of her first husband.Marguerite Lloyd (1873-1941) Marguerite Lloyd was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, 26 April 1873. She was the daughter of Major Harlan Page Lloyd (1838-1913) and Harriet Raymond (-1890). Marguerite's mother was the daughter of John H. Raymond, LL.D., who was one of the organizers, and a president, of Vassar College. Marguerite's father, Harlan, was born in Angelica, Allegheny County, New York. He graduated Hamilton College in 1856 and was admitted to the New York Bar at Albany in 1861. Harlan Page Lloyd began his military career as a private in the 24th New York Light Artillery on August 30, 1862. Military life suited him well and he rose up through the ranks to sergeant in November 1862, 1st sergeant in January 1863, and was discharged for a promotion to 1st lieutenant of the 22nd New York Cavalry in February 1864. With the 22nd, he fought hard with his men at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, and earned his final promotion to captain in December 1864. While campaigning with Sheridan and acting as an aide to Custer during the Shenandoah Campaign, he was wounded in the lung. Determined to finish his service towards the end of the war, he continued to fight until he mustered out with his men at Winchester, Virginia on August 1, 1865. At one time he was promoted to major but there are no records of the promotion. After the war, Harlan Page Lloyd formed a legal practice in Cincinnati in partnership with Alphonso Taft, the father of President William Howard Taft. The firm was called Taft & Lloyd. In January 1883 the future President William Howard Taft became a partner with Marguerite's father under the firm name of Lloyd & Taft. Lloyd was the only law partner that the future president ever had. The firm lasted for several years, breaking up in March of 1887 when Taft was appointed by Ohio Governor Joseph B. Foraker to the position of judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati.Major Lloyd married Marguerite's mother in Poughkeepsie, New York in June 1869. Together Major Lloyd and his wife had at least two children: Raymond and Marguerite Lloyd.Marguerite is found living on Southern Avenue in Cincinnati in the 1880 Census, which matches the inscription inside her 1889 Diary. Besides her parents and her brother Raymond, the family also had two live in servants. The diary for 1888 contains entries showing that Marguerite attended the Ogontz School for Young Ladies, an elite and prestigious school in Philadelphia that operated for a century, from 1850-1950. Marguerite Lloyd became engaged to broker Howard Robinson Benedict of New York City in March 1896. The couple was to be married in November of the same year. However, on July 1st Benedict contracted pneumonia and about July 18th he came down with peritonitis and blood poisoning. Knowing he would not live long, he asked Marguerite to marry him immediately on his death bed, which she did. They married at 10:30 A.M. on July 21st and by 6:20 P.M. he was dead. Benedict lived in New York City at 14 East Seventeenth Street. The couple was married in the presence of Benedict's brother, James H. Benedict, Jr., and Benedict's sister-in-law, Mrs. LeGrand L. Benedict. His burial was put off until his parents could return from Europe.Howard Benedict was the son of James H. Benedict, whose brother, the banker and yachtsman Elias Cornelius Benedict (1834-1920), was a good friend of President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It was on E.C. Benedict's yacht, the Oneida, that Cleveland had his secret surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his jaw in 1893. One of E.C. Benedict's sons, Frederick Hart Benedict, married the daughter of Standard Oil founder and Florida developer Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913). James H. Benedict and his brother E.C. were in business together for many years. In 1888, Howard R. Benedict formed a broker's partnership with his brother James, Jr., and they went into business at 48 Exchange Place. LeGrand was admitted to the firm in 1893.Marguerite married a second time on 18 October 1899 to Rufus B. Cowing, Jr. Cowing was born 12 December 1869, in New York City. He was an attorney. The couple is later found living in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in the 1910 Social Register. She and her husband were still living there in the 1930 Census. Cowing's father, of the same name, was a Judge of the Sessions Court in New York. Marguerite and Rufus had at least two children together: Dorothy Benedict Cowing born on 7 August 1900 and Rufus Balch Cowing, born about 1903. Marguerite Lloyd Cowing died in 1941. She was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.Description of the Diaries:The 1888 diary contains entries dated September to December, when she was attending the prestigious women's school in Philadelphia the "Ogontz School for Young Ladies." The entries mention some of the early teachers and principals of the school, such as Harriett A. Dillaye, Frances E. Bennett, and Sylvia Eastman. Marguerite discusses her classmates, their activities, the lectures (topics and the speakers) they attend, visits to Philadelphia to go shopping, or walks over to Shoemaker Town (in Cheltenham Township near Ogontz) just outside of Philadelphia, where they go to buy fruit.In 1889, Marguerite was still attending the Ogontz School and after Christmas break (1888) she takes a train back to Philadelphia from Cincinnati to begin school again. She finishes the spring semester, goes home to visit family during the summer and returns to Ogontz in the fall for school.The 1890 diary begins in January when she returns to school at Ogontz, she remains at school until April when she is called home due to her mother's illness. Her mother never recovered and died on April 30th. After the funeral, Marguerite stays in Cincinnati until late May when she returns to Ogontz to pack her things, and return home to Cincinnati to be with her father. She and her father, take a train to New York City, stopping at various places to visit family and friends, finally arriving at New York City where they take a steamer to Liverpool, England and vacation in Europe for an extended stay, visiting England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, before heading back to England, and then home to Cincinnati in the fall. Marguerite apparently does not return to school at Ogontz, she stays at home and helps care for her father, who is now alone. Raymond, her brother was attending Yale University, which is where the 1890 diary ends. Rather than attend school; she takes some private lessons in music, French, and studies English literature on her own.The next diary is for the year 1892. In the summer she makes a trip east to New York, then later in November, Marguerite goes to Europe again, this time staying in Germany for an extended period, where she studies piano and voice in Dresden. Much of the diary, before her travels to Europe, is taken up with everyday activities in Cincinnati, spending time with friends, family, taking lessons, etc.The 1894 diary finds her traveling to New York, and then up to New Haven, to visit her brother who apparently appears was still studying at Yale. She joins her father in New York, who was already east on business. The entries reveal much about her life in Cincinnati, her friends, family, studying French, music, lectures, etc. She also makes another trip to Europe, returning to Germany in the early summer, and remains from late June to October in Europe (also visited England again). She traveled with her father and a woman she calls "mother," although her biological mother died in 1890. This was perhaps a grandmother, or second wife of her father? Not clear. In April of 1894 her diary notes for the first time a "Mr. Benedict, a young lawyer"who later became Marguerite's first husband.Marguerite's 1895 diary begins to mention Howard R. Benedict, her future 1st husband, more often as they begin to spend more time together when she is in New York. Marguerite traveled there at least once a year, sometimes more. She goes east again in February to New York City and the Philadelphia areas. She made another trip in the summer to upstate New York and New York City, both times spending more time with Benedict. There are many entries on her everyday activities while at home and while travelingThe 1896 diary begins with Marguerite and Benedict spending New Year's Day together. In the spring she makes a trip to Baltimore to visit a friend and to Washington, D.C.to visit her aunt and uncle. Marguerite marries Howard R. Benedict on his deathbed in July. Marguerite receives a diamond engagement ring from Benedict in January and the plan was to marry in November, but when Benedict became ill in early July and his doctors told him he would not live, he sent for Marguerite, who was still in Washington, and they were married on the morning of July 21st. Benedict died later that evening. Marguerite fell into a depression, speaking of feeling "blue" several times. She remained in New York with the Benedict family and also spends time with her aunt and uncle in Washington. She returned to Cincinnati at the end of the year for the holidays.There are no diaries for 1897 and 1898, but there is one for 1899. Approximately three years after her husband's untimely death, in January 1899 Rufus B. Cowing's name is first mentioned. Rufus and Marguerite strike up a relationship and in October they marry. An entry in November states it was the couple's anniversary, so perhaps they likely met in November of 1898. There is much in the diary concerning her daily life, as a newly married couple, something she never experienced in her first marriage. She remains in the New York area, and eventually the couple moved to Glen Ridge New Jersey.The 1900 diary notes the birth of Marguerite's daughter Dorothy Benedict Cowing, born on 7 August 1900 at 5:15 p.m. The diary entries describe her life as a newlywed and a new mother.The 1901 diary continues regularly until about September and from September to December there are not many entries. Marguerite is now married and the mother of a daughter.Overall, the entries in Marguerite's ten diaries provide insight into the life a woman born into a wealthy and prominent family, one which allowed her to study and travel abroad. Her life was freed from the type of cares and menial labors of most women of her time, there was no housekeeping or chores to do, her family had servants to take care of those matters. She was a woman with an intellectual curiosity, who studied languages, literature, and music, and was prominent in the social circles of Cincinnati, with an extensive circle of family and friends in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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        THE PROMETHEUS BOUND

      BOSTON: JOHN ALLYN, 1888. IVED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 13 18. USATO

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        Manuscript Diaries of Marguerite Lloyd, daughter of Major Harlan Page Lloyd, of Cincinnati, Ohio, law partner of Alfonso Taft and his son, President William Howard Taft, 1888-1901

      10 diaries, 3280 manuscript pages, plus an additional 141 manuscript pages of memoranda, notes, cash accounts, and addresses, includes diaries for the years 1888-1890, 1892, 1894-1896, 1899-1901; five volumes are bound in leather, four volumes bound in cloth, one volume half leather, marbled paper covered boards with rear board and spine nearly detached, other volumes are in good sound condition. Manuscript diaries kept by Marguerite Lloyd, daughter of prominent Cincinnati lawyer, Harlan Page Lloyd. Marguerite's diaries document the life of a well to do young woman, she attends school, social functions. Marguerite does not do chores or housework. The diaries cover the years 1888 through 1901, during which time Marguerite was living with her parents in Cincinnati up until her first marriage in July of 1896. She then lived with her in-laws after her husband's untimely death, the same day they were wed. She then married a second time in 1899 and moved with her new husband to Glen Ridge, New Jersey. The diaries cover the periods of both marriages and the death of her first husband. Marguerite Lloyd (1873-1941) Marguerite Lloyd was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, 26 April 1873. She was the daughter of Major Harlan Page Lloyd (1838-1913) and Harriet Raymond (-1890). Marguerite's mother was the daughter of John H. Raymond, LL.D., who was one of the organizers, and a president, of Vassar College. Marguerite's father, Harlan, was born in Angelica, Allegheny County, New York. He graduated Hamilton College in 1856 and was admitted to the New York Bar at Albany in 1861. Harlan Page Lloyd began his military career as a private in the 24th New York Light Artillery on August 30, 1862. Military life suited him well and he rose up through the ranks to sergeant in November 1862, 1st sergeant in January 1863, and was discharged for a promotion to 1st lieutenant of the 22nd New York Cavalry in February 1864. With the 22nd, he fought hard with his men at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, and earned his final promotion to captain in December 1864. While campaigning with Sheridan and acting as an aide to Custer during the Shenandoah Campaign, he was wounded in the lung. Determined to finish his service towards the end of the war, he continued to fight until he mustered out with his men at Winchester, Virginia on August 1, 1865. At one time he was promoted to major but there are no records of the promotion. After the war, Harlan Page Lloyd formed a legal practice in Cincinnati in partnership with Alphonso Taft, the father of President William Howard Taft. The firm was called Taft & Lloyd. In January 1883 the future President William Howard Taft became a partner with Marguerite's father under the firm name of Lloyd & Taft. Lloyd was the only law partner that the future president ever had. The firm lasted for several years, breaking up in March of 1887 when Taft was appointed by Ohio Governor Joseph B. Foraker to the position of judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati.Major Lloyd married Marguerite's mother in Poughkeepsie, New York in June 1869. Together Major Lloyd and his wife had at least two children: Raymond and Marguerite Lloyd.Marguerite is found living on Southern Avenue in Cincinnati in the 1880 Census, which matches the inscription inside her 1889 Diary. Besides her parents and her brother Raymond, the family also had two live in servants. The diary for 1888 contains entries showing that Marguerite attended the Ogontz School for Young Ladies, an elite and prestigious school in Philadelphia that operated for a century, from 1850-1950. Marguerite Lloyd became engaged to broker Howard Robinson Benedict of New York City in March 1896. The couple was to be married in November of the same year. However, on July 1st Benedict contracted pneumonia and about July 18th he came down with peritonitis and blood poisoning. Knowing he would not live long, he asked Marguerite to marry him immediately on his death bed, which she did. They married at 10:30 A.M. on July 21st and by 6:20 P.M. he was dead. Benedict lived in New York City at 14 East Seventeenth Street. The couple was married in the presence of Benedict's brother, James H. Benedict, Jr., and Benedict's sister-in-law, Mrs. LeGrand L. Benedict. His burial was put off until his parents could return from Europe.Howard Benedict was the son of James H. Benedict, whose brother, the banker and yachtsman Elias Cornelius Benedict (1834-1920), was a good friend of President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It was on E.C. Benedict's yacht, the Oneida, that Cleveland had his secret surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his jaw in 1893. One of E.C. Benedict's sons, Frederick Hart Benedict, married the daughter of Standard Oil founder and Florida developer Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913). James H. Benedict and his brother E.C. were in business together for many years. In 1888, Howard R. Benedict formed a broker's partnership with his brother James, Jr., and they went into business at 48 Exchange Place. LeGrand was admitted to the firm in 1893.Marguerite married a second time on 18 October 1899 to Rufus B. Cowing, Jr. Cowing was born 12 December 1869, in New York City. He was an attorney. The couple is later found living in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in the 1910 Social Register. She and her husband were still living there in the 1930 Census. Cowing's father, of the same name, was a Judge of the Sessions Court in New York. Marguerite and Rufus had at least two children together: Dorothy Benedict Cowing born on 7 August 1900 and Rufus Balch Cowing, born about 1903. Marguerite Lloyd Cowing died in 1941. She was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. Description of the Diaries: The 1888 diary contains entries dated September to December, when she was attending the prestigious women's school in Philadelphia the "Ogontz School for Young Ladies." The entries mention some of the early teachers and principals of the school, such as Harriett A. Dillaye, Frances E. Bennett, and Sylvia Eastman. Marguerite discusses her classmates, their activities, the lectures (topics and the speakers) they attend, visits to Philadelphia to go shopping, or walks over to Shoemaker Town (in Cheltenham Township near Ogontz) just outside of Philadelphia, where they go to buy fruit. In 1889, Marguerite was still attending the Ogontz School and after Christmas break (1888) she takes a train back to Philadelphia from Cincinnati to begin school again. She finishes the spring semester, goes home to visit family during the summer and returns to Ogontz in the fall for school. The 1890 diary begins in January when she returns to school at Ogontz, she remains at school until April when she is called home due to her mother's illness. Her mother never recovered and died on April 30th. After the funeral, Marguerite stays in Cincinnati until late May when she returns to Ogontz to pack her things, and return home to Cincinnati to be with her father. She and her father, take a train to New York City, stopping at various places to visit family and friends, finally arriving at New York City where they take a steamer to Liverpool, England and vacation in Europe for an extended stay, visiting England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, before heading back to England, and then home to Cincinnati in the fall. Marguerite apparently does not return to school at Ogontz, she stays at home and helps care for her father, who is now alone. Raymond, her brother was attending Yale University, which is where the 1890 diary ends. Rather than attend school; she takes some private lessons in music, French, and studies English literature on her own. The next diary is for the year 1892. In the summer she makes a trip east to New York, then later in November, Marguerite goes to Europe again, this time staying in Germany for an extended period, where she studies piano and voice in Dresden. Much of the diary, before her travels to Europe, is taken up with everyday activities in Cincinnati, spending time with friends, family, taking lessons, etc. The 1894 diary finds her traveling to New York, and then up to New Haven, to visit her brother who apparently appears was still studying at Yale. She joins her father in New York, who was already east on business. The entries reveal much about her life in Cincinnati, her friends, family, studying French, music, lectures, etc. She also makes another trip to Europe, returning to Germany in the early summer, and remains from late June to October in Europe (also visited England again). She traveled with her father and a woman she calls "mother," although her biological mother died in 1890. This was perhaps a grandmother, or second wife of her father? Not clear. In April of 1894 her diary notes for the first time a "Mr. Benedict, a young lawyer"who later became Marguerite's first husband. Marguerite's 1895 diary begins to mention Howard R. Benedict, her future 1st husband, more often as they begin to spend more time together when she is in New York. Marguerite traveled there at least once a year, sometimes more. She goes east again in February to New York City and the Philadelphia areas. She made another trip in the summer to upstate New York and New York City, both times spending more time with Benedict. There are many entries on her everyday activities while at home and while traveling The 1896 diary begins with Marguerite and Benedict spending New Year's Day together. In the spring she makes a trip to Baltimore to visit a friend and to Washington, D.C.to visit her aunt and uncle. Marguerite marries Howard R. Benedict on his deathbed in July. Marguerite receives a diamond engagement ring from Benedict in January and the plan was to marry in November, but when Benedict became ill in early July and his doctors told him he would not live, he sent for Marguerite, who was still in Washington, and they were married on the morning of July 21st. Benedict died later that evening. Marguerite fell into a depression, speaking of feeling "blue" several times. She remained in New York with the Benedict family and also spends time with her aunt and uncle in Washington. She returned to Cincinnati at the end of the year for the holidays. There are no diaries for 1897 and 1898, but there is one for 1899. Approximately three years after her husband's untimely death, in January 1899 Rufus B. Cowing's name is first mentioned. Rufus and Marguerite strike up a relationship and in October they marry. An entry in November states it was the couple's anniversary, so perhaps they likely met in November of 1898. There is much in the diary concerning her daily life, as a newly married couple, something she never experienced in her first marriage. She remains in the New York area, and eventually the couple moved to Glen Ridge New Jersey. The 1900 diary notes the birth of Marguerite's daughter Dorothy Benedict Cowing, born on 7 August 1900 at 5:15 p.m. The diary entries describe her life as a newlywed and a new mother. The 1901 diary continues regularly until about September and from September to December there are not many entries. Marguerite is now married and the mother of a daughter. Overall, the entries in Marguerite's ten diaries provide insight into the life a woman born into a wealthy and prominent family, one which allowed her to study and travel abroad. Her life was freed from the type of cares and menial labors of most women of her time, there was no housekeeping or chores to do, her family had servants to take care of those matters. She was a woman with an intellectual curiosity, who studied languages, literature, and music, and was prominent in the social circles of Cincinnati, with an extensive circle of family and friends in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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        Adolf Oberländer: Der Poet im Cafe (Originalzeichnung)

      1888 - Feder in Tusche auf Papier. 19,5 x 15,5 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Veröffentlicht: Fliegende Blätter. Jahrgang 1888, Band 89, Heft 2249, Seite 88. Text: Dichterisch beanlagter Jüngling (sehnsüchtig): „Könnt‘ ich Löwenmähnen schütteln!“ .Erfüllung wird ihm nach einem Jahre als Lehrling in einem Pelzwaarengeschäft. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edn, with additions & corrections to 1872. 33rd thousand.

      John Murray. 1888 Half title, folding plate, 32pp cata. (July 1887); some very light foxing in cata. & following e.ps. Orig. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A v.g. bright copy.Freeman 423; Kohler 347.

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        Die Loango-Expedition. Dritte Abtheilung, erste und zweite Hälfte. (In einem Band).

      - Erste Hälfte: Mit vielen Abbildungen und einer farblithographischen Faltkarte, Leipzig, Verlag Eduard Baldamus, 1888, (3 Blätter), 316 Seiten, 28x19, Privat-Halbleinenband mit Rückenschild, durchgehend wasserwellig, stellenweise wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, zweite Hälfte: Volkskunde von Loango. (= Schlußband). Mit vielen Abbildungen, Stuttgart, Strecker & Schröder, 1907, (4 Blätter), 503 Seiten, durchgehend wasserwellig, stellenweise wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 2 Teile in einem Band,

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        In and Out Of Rebel Prisons

      New York: R. J. Oliphant job printer, bookbinder and station Er, 1888. Copyright date 1888, first edition, first printing. This antique American Civil War captivity memoir includes numerous plates with illustrations of Cooper's experiences as a prisoner of the Confederacy, including an engraved frontispiece of Cooper.The front cover has gold gilt lettering and nicely framed designs. A signature on the back inside cover of Capt. Henry Schulter, 43rd New York dated 1889 was a prisnor of war listed on page 328. This volume shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear. . First Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. scarce Nonfiction.

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        Young Mistly

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1888, 1888. First edition. Sadleir 1734; Wolff 4779. Cloth a little rubbed and worn; very good copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, original dark blue cloth, gilt lettering. Scott's scarce first book, written anonymously, after which he adapted his pseudonym H. S. Merriman and went on to become one of the most successful novelists of the late Victorian era.

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        Wessex Tales: Strange, Lively, and Commonplace

      1888 - 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo., a fine copy in original green cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt, pale green banding to backstrips and front covers, bookplates. London, Macmillan. A presentable set, in the original bindings, although volume two has been recased with new endpapers: it is quite neatly done and presents well on the shelf, but it opensrather stiffly. Volume one a little tilted, and with some minor wear to the edges of the binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Anthropologie der Somal, Galla und Harari.

      Verlag E. Baldamus, Leipzig, 1888. - Zweite Ausgabe. Mit 40 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb. auf starkem Karton, einer farbigen lithogr. Karte sowie einigen Textabbildungen. Original-Halbleinen-Band mit aufgezogenem Original-Broschurtitel. 4 Bl., 106 S. plus unpag. Tafelteil Folio-Format (38x31cm). Umschlag fleckig und teils angeschmutzt, berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale etwas gefranst, vorderes Rückengelenk auf ca. 5cm gebrochen; Exlibris auf Vorsatz, jeweils ein Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel; die vorderen Seiten, einige Tafeln sowie einige der vorliegenden Seidenblätter etwas stockfleckig. Noch guter Zustand, vollständig und weitestgehend sauber. Sowohl auf dem Deckeltitel als auch auf dem Titelblatt ist in der obersten Zeile vorangestellt: 'DR.D.KAMMEL VON HARDEGGERS EXPEDITION IN OST-AFRIKA'. Zusammen mit diesem seinem Freund organisierte Paulitschke diese in vielerlei Hinsicht (ethnologisch/ anthropologisch/ sprachwissenschaftlich/ geographisch.) bahnbrechende Expedition (1885) , deren Ergebnisse zum großen Teil in dieses extrem seltene Werk eingeflossen sind (Henze, IV, S. 39/40/41 ). Beeindruckend der Foto-Tafelteil mit 40 großformatigen, frühen ethnologischen Fotografien. --- Diese zweite Ausgabe von 1888 entspricht vollständig der Erstausgabe. Sehr selten.

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        Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.

      Cassell and Company, Limited, New York, London, Paris & Melbourne 1888 - No date, c. 1884. 2 volumes. Folio. Pp. xxiv, 314; xxii, 388. Publisher's pictorial brown cloth stamped in black and blocked in gilt. Bevelled boards, gilt edges, reinforced cloth hinges and thick endpapers. With the half-titles, tissue guarded frontis illustrations and the title pages printed in red and black. Hundreds of b/w illustrations, some full page, many half page or in-text. Board corners with light wear and some rubbing to the cloth at the edges but overall a very well-preserved copy of this large illustrated work on Egypt. Translated from the Original German by Clara Bell. With an introduction and notes by S. Birch. A very attractive set in the original illustrated cloth binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROBBERY UNDER ARMS. A Story Of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia. Near Fine "Three-Decker" First Edition in Original Cloth.

      London ;- Remington & Co 1888 - A SUPERB 3 volume set Crown 8vo. Original green cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Vol. 1 - 300pps. / Vol. 2 (inner endpaper gutters starting)- 300pps. / Vol. 3 - 291pps. Complete with Half Titles (each with inked inscription) Original green floral endpapers. Apart from some sporadic foxing this is an excellent set of this, Australia's foremost literary classic ! Truly Rare in this collectable condition. (Sadleir 261;- Wolff 586) It is considered a Classic of Australian Colonial Literature and has inspired numerous adaptations in film, television and theatre. English author Thomas Wood called the novel " a classic, which for life and dash and zip and colour - all of a period - has no match in all Australian letters." Furthermore " Robbery Under Arms" is cited as an important influence on Owen Wister's novel, "The Virginian", (1902), widely regarded as the first Western. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A LIFE'S MORNING. In Three Volumes.

      1888 - GISSING, George. A LIFE'S MORNING. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1888. First Edition . 8vo. 3 Vols. 315pp.; 303pp.; 333pp. One of 500 sets, of which 265 went to circulating libraries, and 126 were remaindered. Pebbled reddish-brown cloth, yellow-coated endpapers. Ruled in black and blindstamped on front and back to create an imitation three- quarter leather binding, and stamped in gilt to spine. One of Gissing's more popular novels, although he was displeased with having to change the ending to a happy one at the insistence of the publisher. Esher bookplate to paste down. Inner hinges starting . Vol. 1 mildly skewed and all vols. with some wear to spine ends and corners; but overall a most pleasing, fresh copy. (Freeman 17).

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        Emin Pasha in Central Africa

      1888 - Being a collection of his Letters and Journals.First English edition. Folding map & 2 plates. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, inner hinges repaired. xviii, 547pp. London, George Philip & Son, With an envelope, addressed by Emin Pasha to Dr Felkin, tipped in. A collection of letters and extracts from journals which Emin Pasha sent to various correspondents in Europe during his residence in the Egyptian Sudan. The German edition preceeded this one by only a matter of months. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1888. 12mo (7-1/2" x 5-1/4"). (vi), [7], 470 pp. Imprint of printer J.J. Arakelyan on verso of title page; "wore" for "were" on p.210. Bookplate (Tiffany & Co.) of Joan Whitney (1903-1975), prominent New York socialite, founder and majority owner of the New York Mets. Ink signature of Walter Wood (possibly New York Congressman from New York 1879-1883) on second page. Corners bumped, bleed through and 1/4" adhesion mark of book plate to front free endpaper. In custom folding cloth chemise and morocco backed slipcase, light wear/fading. BAL 956. GROLIER 100. SARGENT p.38. Near fine.

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        William Sherman

      February 1, 1888. Autograph Letter Signed “W.T. Sherman,” three pages, 5.5” x 9.25”, front and verso. Army Building, New York, February 1, 1888. To [Logan C.] Murray. Lightly soiled in lower right of first page. Fine condition.In full, “I send you a full list of Men [not present] prominent in New York State furnished me in confidence, the Stars indicating preference â€

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        Grundriss der Gynäkologischen Operationen.

      Leipzig und Wien, Franz Deuticke, 1888, 8, X, 352 pp., mit 134 Holzschnitten, feiner Halbledereinband St.a.Tit. feines Exemplar. Erste Auflage! "Besonders erfolgreich hat sich Hofmeier auf operativem Gebiete betätigt: hier bot sich ihm ein großes Feld, sein ausgezeichnetes operatives Geschick und Können zu verwerten. Die operative Technik beherrschte er. wie selten einer er operierte so übersichtlich. gewebsschonend und technisch so vollendet, daß es eine Freude war. ihm zu assistieren oder beim Operieren zuzusehen. Zahlreiche Operationsmethoden und Verbesserungen gynäkologischer Operationen verdanken ihm ihre Entstehung erinnert sei an seine Arbeiten über die Myomotomie und über die "retroperitoneale" Stilversorgung bei supravaginalen Amputationen. Intensiv beschäftigte er sich mit der Behandlung des Uteruskarzinoms. Zur ausschließlichen Strahlenbehandlung operabler Karzinome konnte er sich nicht entschließen: sein therapeutisches Vorgehen bei operablen Karzinomen wurde unter dem Einfluß der Strahlenbehandlung aber insofern beeinflußt, als er jahrelang auf die erweiterte abdominale Totalexstirpation zugunsten der lebenssichereren erweiterten vaginalen Totalexstirpation verzichtete und diese vaginal operierten Fälle dann nachträglich noch bestrahlte. Die Hoffnung auf diese Weise günstigere Resultate zu erzielen, hat sich nicht erfüllt. Hofmeier kehrte deshalb in den letzten Jahren wieder zur abdominalen Totalexstirpation zurück. Eine besondere Genugtuung war es für ihn, als ich im Jahre 1922 feststellen konnte, daß unsere Resultate mit der Strahlenbehandlung des inoperablen Kollumkarzinoms (11,3% 5 jährige Dauerheilung) sich mit den Erfolgen derjenigen Kliniken messen konnten, die größere Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Strahlentherapie besaßen. Wie sehr Hofmeier auch im Auslande als hervorragender gynäkologischer Operateur geschätzt wurde, beweist wohl die Tatsache, daß er im Jahre 1909 von der American gynaecological Society zur Teilnahme und Übernahme eines Referates bei der hundertjährigen .Jubiläumsfeier der ersten von Mc Dowell ausgeführten Ovariotomie eingeladen wurde. Zu dieser Feier war an je einen Vertreter der drei großen europäischen Kulturnationen, Deutschland, England. Frankreich, der an der Ausbildung der Ovariotomie in dem vergangenen Jahrhundert einen besonders hervorragenden Anteil genommen hatte, eine Einladung ergangen. Diese Vertreter waren für Deutschland: Hofmeier, für England: Herbert Spencer, für Frankreich: Porz.Sein "Grundriß der gynäkologischen Operationen", aus reichster operativer Erfahrung heraus entstanden, erschien auch in französischer und russischer Ubersetzung." A. Martin, Max Hofmeier (1854-1927), Gynäkologie 76 (1827): pp.387-396

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        Delia Bacon A Biographical Sketch

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. It is lightly bumped/rubbed at the edges. there is some yellowing on the title page where a newspaper article was stored at some point in the past. The tissue guarded frontispiece is a very nice black & white photo of the subject. It has 322, bright, clear pages plus ads with minimal toning at the edges. The boards are covered in blue/gray cloth with gold titles on the spine.

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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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        Hector Berlioz. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Ouvrage Orné de Quatorze Lithographies Originales par M. Fantin-Latour.

      Paris: A la Librairie de l'Art, 1888. Red Half Calf. Marbled Boards. . Fine. Folio, 306 by 213 mm. xvi, 386, [2] pp. With 14 original lithographs by Fantin-Latour, 3 other plates hors-texte, and 122 engravings illustrating the text. The Fantin-Latour lithos are outstanding, and the work is greatly augmented as well with the numerous engraved theatrical scenes, portraits and caricatures of Berlioz and his contemporaries, and several facsimiles of Berlioz's written scores. Jullien (1845-1932) was a prolific opera and theatre critic who wrote extensively on Wagner also, the relationship of Goethe and music, and the eighteenth century stage. This Berlioz biography originally appeared, in a much reduced form -- it was only 198 pages -- in 1882. Other than a few torn tissue guards, this copy is pristine, with an impressive half calf binding.

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        The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B., (Governor-General's Agent N.W. Frontier, 1844-5) in Afghanistan and the Punjab. Compiled from his Papers and those of Lords Ellenborough and Hardinge, with portrait and maps

      John Murray, London 1888 - 445 p. Ill. + catalogue 28 p. Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. Wear to publisher's binding. front cover a bit worn. Endpapers partially cracked to hinge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Rougon-Macquart - Le Rêve.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1888 - Les Rougon-Macquart. Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second Empire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande (N°37). Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. - 1888 - 310 pages. Relié in fine 10 pages Choix de romans, Contes et Nouvelles de la bibliothèque-Charpentier. Très belle reliure demi maroquin rouge, signée Lagadec. Dos à nerfs avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Filets à froid bordant les nerfs. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-12°(19x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of Seventy Years

      Publishing House of the A.M.E. Sunday School Union, Nashville, Tenn 1888 - 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. The letter has 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, and enhanced by the letter. OCLC locates seven copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Dwarf Stories, by E.M.P.

      , 1888. 1888. Whimsical Victorian fairy tale manuscript, presented as a Christmas gift in 1888. Detailed pen-and-ink drawings accompany three wry stories of misadventure, starring a spellbound prince, a vengeful fairy, and an overburdened dwarf. The first story, "The Dwarf with the Yellow Nose," recalls elements of the Sleeping Beauty legend. When a wicked fairy's invitation to the palace goes astray, she curses the infant prince with a yellow nose so monstrous that his royal parents die on the spot. Raised by peasants, the disfigured baby grows into a good-hearted dwarf until a beggar maid kisses him, revealing him to be the prince, and the maid his destined princess. In the second story, "What Became of the Yellow Nose," the wicked fairy tries to salvage the prince's cast-off yellow nose for later use, but ends up accidentally attaching it to her own face, with comic results. The final story, "The Story of the Storm Dwarf," has the feel of a personal allegory. Under ominous skies, the narrator encounters a miserable dwarf struggling under the burden of 365 parcels, one for each day of the year. Rather than carry one parcel each day, the Storm Dwarf insists on tying all the year's burdens together and bearing them as one. When the narrator divides the parcels, "sorting out the shapeless masses of 'Supposes,' 'Perhapses,' & 'Probablies,'" the storm clouds clear. The narrator notes: "I shall have, I fear, to keep a good look out on Jan. 1st 1889, lest my little friend should from old habit, proceed to tie together the whole year's allowance into one burden & so make the weather of 1889 as cloudy and dull as that of 1888." This neatly penned manuscript, with its gentle humor and inspirational bent, offers a window into Victorian women's practices of reading, writing, and giving. Dwarf Stories recalls the work of Emmeline Mary Plunket, a contemporary children's author (Merrie Games in Rhyme from ye Olden Time, 1886; and Very Short Stories in Very Short Words, 1887), but the relationship between "E.M.P.," "Cousin Nellie," and recipient "Vera Lowe" is unclear, and the attribution to Plunket is speculative only. A delightful survival. Twelvemo measuring 6.25 x 4 inches, original limp black roan ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. 69 manuscript pages in ink containing three original fairy tales, unused blank pages at rear. Six original pen and ink illustrations, initialed and dated by "E.M.P." Ink gift inscription to first leaf: "Vera Lowe / With best love and good Christmas wishes / from Cousin Nellie / Xmas 1888." Light wear to spine and edges, front free endpaper starting. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        On the Coeliac Affection." [In:] Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Reports ? Vol. XXIV

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1888 - First edition. xxxi, [i], 448, 104 (tables) pp., Gee's paper on pp. [17]-20. 8vo. The first modern published description of coeliac (or celiac) disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the body's ability to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. "Coeliac disease (non-tropical sprue, idiopathic steatorrhoea) was first described by Gee. Later Thaysen (No. 3550) studied the disease, which acquired the eponym 'Gee-Thaysen disease'" (Garrison-Morton-Norman).The pediatrician Samuel Gee (1839-1911) first described the condition in a 1887 lecture before the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, and his paper was published here for the first time in the Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Reports for 1888. Gee acknowledges an earlier description of the disease by the 1st-century Greek physician Aretaeus, who also gave the disease its name. His paper focuses on the disease's effects on small children, describing symptoms and possible courses of treatment. His conclusion, that "if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet," is correct, however he fails to prescribe a gluten-free diet. He forbids cow's milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as "highly starchy food, rice, sago, corn-flour" but does allow thinly sliced and well toasted bread. Red meat is allowed, provided it is raw and pulverized before eating. Gee reports hearing of success with a diet of "a quart of the best Dutch mussels daily" but, not surprisingly, the poor child fed that diet refused to continue with it beyond a year.Despite the prevalence of gluten-free products and diets in our culture, currently only about 1% of the US population suffers from coeliac disease, while even fewer have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. Garrison-Morton-Norman 3491 Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated. Light rubbing to binding and scuffing to rear cover xxxi, [i], 448, 104 (tables) pp., Gee's paper on pp. [17]-20. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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