The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1888

        Principles of Political Economy. Abridged J. Laurence Laughlin.

      Appleton 1888 - New York. 8vo, xviii, 670, [6]pp, original boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tent Life in Tiger Land with which is incorporated Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier. Being Twelve Years' Sporting Reminiscenes of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District. Two works in one volume. Sydney and Brisbane, A. Hutchinson & Son, 1888.

      Large 8vo. Pp. xxiv, 366; 367-681; 681; 682-690 (Opinions of the Press). With 22 chromolithographic plates and 3 b/w text sketches. Partly with some light foxing. Publisher's pictorial cloth, with gilt and colour decorations. Inscribed by the author dated Dec. 1888. This impressive work comprises the first edition of "Tent in Tiger Land" and the second edition of "Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" (first 1878 under his pseudonym Maori). James Inglis (1845-1908) was born in Scotland and at the age of 19 he travelled to New Zealand to join the west coast gold rushes. In 1860's he went to India and became an indigo planter in Bihar and the Northwest provinces. His accounts gives an accurate picture of planter life in India and illustrates the every day life of the natives. Further he vividly describes hunting, shooting, fishing and other amusements including beats after rhinoceros, tiger, leopard etc. Cf Czek, Asian Big Game Hunting 110 (1892 ed.)

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        History of the Sikhs;

      Lahore: Printed at the "Civil and Military Gazette" Press,, 1888. or Translation of the Sikkhan de Raj di Vikhia, as laid down for the Examination in Panjabi. Narratives of the Ten Gurus, Hisgtory of the Sikhs from the Rise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the Occupation of the Panjab by the English, a Short Resumé of the Customs, Rites, Songs, and Proverbs of the Sikhs, and Twenty Discourses regarding Events in the L:ife of Guru Nanak, taken from the Janam Sakhi, or Life of Nanak. together with a Short Gurmukhi Grammar, and an Appendix containing some Useful Technical Words, in Roman Character. Octavo. Original dark green pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the front board within blind panels which repeat on the lower board, marbled endpapers, binder's ticket of the Civil & Military Gazette Press to the front pastedown. Somewhat rubbed, particularly at the lower corners, cloth slightly bubbled, rebacked with the original spine laid down, hinges lined with linen, light browning, remains very good. First edition. Extremely uncommon, Copac has BL, SOAS, Oxford and Royal Asiatic Society only, no copies traced at auction. First English translation of Shardha Ram Phillauri's account of the rise of Sikhism and the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, one of the works that established Shardha Ram as the "Father of modern Punjabi prose". As it was considered as an important source for British administrators in the region, Court was "asked to bring this work out as soon as possible, as it was much required, and I have, therefore, done so as quickly as I could. I have priced it at six rupees to subscribers, and eight rupees to non-subscribers, so as to put it within the reach of all Â… I must not conclude without publicly acknowledging my best and warmest thanks to Pandat Nihal Chand, of Lahore, with whom I carefully read through, and corrected, the translation". Court added the grammar, basing it on one published by the American Presbyterian Mission Press, having "often tried, but in vain, to get one, and my aim in inserting one has been simply to supply this want"; and similarly the appendix of technical words was "chiefly taken" from the Mission Press's Panjabi Dictionary, but arranged alphabetically "for general utility and easy reference Â… and have added a reverse index in English to enable a word to be easily found, if required, in translating English into Gurmukhi" (Translator's Preface). Born in 1843, and educated at Cheltenham College, Court was commissioned a cornet in the Bengal Cavalry in 1860, rising to lieutenant-colonel in 1886, and retiring in the year of publication of this work, having seen active service in the Second Afghan War. Court is best known for his translations including The Araish-i-Mahfil (1872), The Nasr-i-Benazir (1889), and an adaptation of Malcolm's History of Persia from Mirza Hairat's Persian translation, (1888). He died in 1892 at Addiscombe.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Portland, Oregon The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest

      West Shore Publishing Company. L. Samuel, General Manager.. 1888.. Chromolithograph, image 10 x 30 1/2 inches on sheet size 11 x 31 1/2 inches, 3 folds, now professionally mounted to linen backing. Light wear to right edge, faint mark to right lower edge and fold line; very good condition. A panoramic view of Portland from the North West section of town including horse drawn carriages, bicyclists etc. with ships on the Willamette and Mount Hood in the distance. Published in the West Shore, a booster magazine for the Pacific Northwest, this view draws attention to the many impressive mansions of the wealthy, when Portland was the "Queen City of the Northwest." A notation at lower left notes the 1888 population as 60,000. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [BOUND COLLECTION OF EDUARD BIRNBAUM MUSIC AND MEMORABILIA]

      Hardcover. First edition. Early 20th Century boards. 4to, 31 cm. Tipped in Photos of Koenigsburg Synagogue (1880s postcard) and Eduard Birnbaum. Birnbaum compositions handcopied by Rev. Jacob Schwartz of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun in New York. Facsimilies of various other Birnbaum pieces. In addition, original published items present include: TEHILLOT LE-EL. DREI SYNAGOGEN-GESANGE [1890s, 12 pages, 2 copies on OCLC, at JTS & NLI]; SHETEH U-SHETEH : ZEMER LE-PURIM [1890s, 5 pages, 1 copy on OCLC at NLI]; SYNAGOGAL LITURGISCHER TRAUERGESANG AUF WEILAND SEINE MAJESTAT DEN KAISER UND KONIG WILHELM I [1888, 8 pages, 5 copies on OCLC: NYPL, HUC, NLI, Ets Haim, Senckenberg]; HERRN OBERKANTOR MORITZ DEUTSCH IN BRESLAU ZU SEINEM 70. GEBURTSTAGE : PSALM 23. FUR SREISTIMMIGEN KNABENCHOR [1888, rare, no copies on OCLC]; MUSIK-BEILAGE ZU DER JUDISCHE CANTOR [1880, rare, no copies on OCLC]. Eduard Birnbaum, cantor, composer and scholar, was born in Cracow in 1855 and was educated there as well as in Breslau, Magdeburg and Vienna. As a long-time cantor in Koenigsberg, Birnbaum dedicated himself to collecting materials related to all areas of Jewish music, ultimately achieving international recognition as the leading expert in the field of synagogue music (HUC, 2016) . All pages clean. Overall Good Condition. (MUSIC-6-28) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Hector Berlioz; sa vie et ses oeuvres ouvrage orne de quatorze lithographies originales par M. Fantin-Latour de Douze Portraits de Hector Berlioz de trois planches hors texte et de 122 gravures, scenes theatrales, caricatures, portraits d'artistes, autographes, etc.

      La Librairie de L'Art, Paris 1888 - Folio. Half dark red morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments with titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title printed in red and black), 1f. (dedication to Ernest Reyer) [vii]-xvi, 386, [i] (publisher's advertisement), [i] (publisher's device). xvi, 386, [ii] + 1 double-page plate, 2 engravings and fourteen full-page lithographs by Fantin-Latour, each preceded by a tissue-guard with printed titling, as follows:"Vérité" (frontispiece)Tuba Mirum Spargens SonumSymphonie Fantastique Un BalLélio La Harpe éolienneHarold en Italie Dans les montagnesBenvenuto Cellini Acte III La Fonte du PerséeRoméo et Juliette Confidence à la nuitLa Damnation de Faust Apparition de MargueriteSara la BaigneuseL'Enfance du Christ Le Repos de la Sainte FamilleBéatrice et Bénédict Acte I NocturneLa Prise de Troie Acte III Apparition d'HectorLes Troyens a Carthage Acte III Duo d'amourApothéoseBinding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; joints splitting. Scattered foxing, light to moderate, throughout; some tissue guards slightly worn and with small tears. Lithographs in very good condition with generally only minimal foxing to margins. First Edition. "[Berlioz] stands as the leading musician of his age in a country?France?whose principal artistic endeavour was then literary, and in an art?music?whose principal pioneers were then German. In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance, to which he gave his full exertions as composer, critic and conductor. And though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a highly acclaimed French painter and lithographer; his works exhibit a Romanticism which found expression in his representations of the music of both Berlioz and Wagner. He is represented in the Louvre and in other major museum collections. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
 6.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Chants Populaires des Afghans: recueillis par J.D.

      1888-90, Paris 1888 - With original texts, French translations, and a long introduction explaining historical, linguistic and literary context. A very good copy bound in modern half calf, marbled boards. Small tears to first two Afghan pages neatly repaired. First edition Two volumes bound in one, pp.xii, ccxviii, 299; 228.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        @Collection of 157 autograph letters signed, on 311 leaves, all substantive, all apparently unpublished, to Francisco António Rodrigues de Gusmão, written from April 18, 1856 to February 5, 1865. On paper, in Portuguese.

      157 letters. Mostly folio (ca. 29 x 21 cm., a few slightly smaller, a few 8º), first 120 letters bound together in nineteenth-century quarter dark green straight-grained morocco over marbled boards (minor wear to corners, edges), smooth spine with gilt bands and "Cartas de I.F.S." (probably bound by the recipient, Rodrigues de Gusmão); remaining 37 letters laid in at the end. Written in ink, in an even, fairly legible hand. Light browning, but not at all fragile. Some letters include the cover, from which the postage stamp is excised, with occasional loss of a few words when the cover is on the verso of a page of text. In very good condition. A penciled note on the front flyleaf by the son of Rodrigues de Gusmão, dated 10 August 1888, reads: "Colleção de Cartas dirigidas por Innocêncio Francisco da Silva, ed. do @Dicc. Bibliographico Portuguez, ao seu amigo Francisco Antonio Rodrigues de Gusmão, A. de varias obras, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias, etc. Lancei aqui este apontamento no 10 de Agosto de 1888. F.A. Rodrigues de Gusmão (filho)." Most letters are 3-4 pages in length. *** An important, apparently unpublished source for Portuguese bibliography and bibliophily. We have found no other collections of letters by Innocêncio, in manuscript or in print. Innocêncio Francisco da Silva (1810-1876) was the author of the first nine volumes of the great bio-bibliographical dictionary @Dicionário bibliográfico português, 1858-1870 (often cited as "Innocêncio"). It has twice been reprinted and remains a standard and indispensable reference work a century and a half after volume I appeared. Innocêncio ranks with Brunet, Graesse, Salvá, and Sabin as one of the foremost bibliographers of the nineteenth century. His annotations regarding the scholarly and commercial value of the books listed have rarely been surpassed, while his wide range of knowledge is wonderfully displayed. Hundreds of times in the @Dicionário Innocêncio cites information provided by or works in the library of Francisco António Rodrigues Gusmão. Rodrigues de Gusmão (1815-1888), a physician and writer born in Carvalhal (Viseu), who held many minor government posts, made copious contributions to contemporary periodicals such as @A Nação, and published numerous works on medicine and bibliography. In his @Dicionário entry for Rodrigues Gusmão, Innocêncio wrote, "Eu seria com justiça tachado de ingrato se deixasse de comemorar aqui o muito que devo à sua prestante e incansável coadjuvação, mormente no que diz respeito aos copiosos e valiosos subsídios com que tem concorrido para preencher e ampliar esta obra, sendo obtidas por ele directamente, ou por sua intervenção, boa parte das indicações biográficas relativas a muitos escritores provincianos contemporâneos, além de outras espécies, a que já tive e continuarei a ter ocasião de aludir em diferentes artigos do Dicionário." The correspondence in this collection begins with a formal letter to Rodrigues Gusmão asking for his assistance in gaining funding for the @Dicionário, and then moves on to extensive discussions of bibliographical and biographical points. In every single letter Innocêncio discusses book-related topics, including prices of rare books, comments of other bibliographers, collations, contemporary periodicals, his work on the @Dicionário, and the development of his own remarkable library. Occasionally, as the two men become closer friends, he gives details about his own health and the news of the day. On 9 November 1857, for example, after several letters mentioning the "epidemia" (cholera?) in Lisbon, he mentions that one of its lamentable side effects is that the publication of the @Dicionário is "paralysado," and indeed volume I did not appear until 1858. The comments throughout on the progress of the @Dicionário and the difficulties of getting it through the press are fascinating. Here is a sample of five letters, chosen at random, with most but not all of the contents of each: 1. 23 Sept. 1857: Innocêncio answers a query about Manuel Joaquim Henriques de Paiva (37 lines, about a page), referring to his sources, and asks for information on Joaquim Ignacio de Seixas Brandão (7 lines). 2. 21 March 1858: query on Agosto de Mendes Falcão (10 lines); further information on Manuel Bernardes (37 lines). 3. 4 Dec. 1859: apologizes for not answering Rodrigues de Gusmão's last 3 letters promptly, due to the pressure of his work: "vejo-me ás vezes em circumstancias que pouco falta para dar parte de morto, ou ir buscar pousada em Rilhafoles." Notes that today he wrote 4-5 pp. for the @Diccionário, proofed a quire, and started answering the 32 letters on his desk. Comments on the quality of the research being submitted to the Instituto de Coimbra and the Academia das Ciencias (1.5 pp.). Discusses and disputes the corrections sent by Rodrigues de Gusmão and asks for further information on Vieira's @Obras, the @Constituições de Évora, etc. (1 p.). Discusses a commentary on the @Dicionário which was to be published by @Athenêo, but needed revision. 4. 13 Aug. 1862: comments on the difficulty of acquiring some Portuguese periodicals recently out of print, and their prices on the market (half a page). Notes that he worked yesterday on the @Dicionário until 3 or 4 a.m., and produced over 20 pages (8 lines). Gives Rodrigues de Gusmão an accounting of payments due for periodicals (18 lines). Asks for Rodrigues de Gusmão's comments and corrections on a volume of the @Dicionário that has to be completed by 4 or 5 September. Notes that a portrait of himself for use in the @Dicionário had been done in Paris, but it doesn't look like him (everyone agrees that the nose and ears are wrong), so Innocêncio plans to have a photograph taken (11 lines). 5. 1 Jan. 1864: he has chilblains so severe that one finger is almost useless (11 lines). He appraised the libraries of José Bento Pereira and Castello Branco, and was told by the families that they were worth much more than his appraisal (1 p.). He appraised the libraries of the extinct convents, held by the Biblioteca Nacional, which after 30 years were about to be dispersed, and gives Rodrigues de Gusmão a list of some authors included (1 p.). For all this he received "alguns milhares," and was able to purchase some books for his own collection (7 lines). He finally found a copy of Nicolas António's @Bibliotheca Hispanica, which he hopes to use in the Supplement to the @Dicionário, if one is published (4 lines). He is hoping to be granted a certain position, but it is assigned by government committee and will probably go to "o mais incapaz de todos" of the dozen or so applicants (10 lines). *** On Innocêncio, see @Grande enciclopédia XXVIII, 795-7 and @Dicionário bibliográfico português III, 220, 443; VII, 116, 148; X, 66. On Rodrigues Gusmão, see @Grande enciclopédia XII, 929 and Innocêncio II, 343; IX, 258, 448; XVII, 360, 393. Porbase lists no collections of printed letters by Innocêncio, and no manuscripts by him. Copac repeats the work listed in OCLC and adds some letters to Teófilo Braga printed in @Quarenta annos de vida litteraria, 1860-1900, 1902.

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        WINTER

      1888. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of 1550 copies published actually in late 1887. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons," following EARLY SPRING (1881) and SUMMER (1884); curiously, Blake published WINTER before AUTUMN (1892), breaking the seasons' natural progression.~This is a fine copy; the dark green cloth remains clean, and the binding gilt remains bright. Borst A10.1.a; Blanck 20129.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a Alessandro Marchetti

      Colleretto Parella (oggi Colleretto Giacosa), 23 ottobre 1888, - 1 pagina in-4 indirizzata ad Alessandro Marchetti, capocomico al Teatro Rossini di Napoli, in relazione alla possibilità di affidare a quest'ultimo il suo libretto ''Il Candidato'', si scusa anche per il ritardo nella risposta ma dice di essere stato molto impegnato. Lo scrittore ricorda inoltre all'amico la promessa fatta a Eleonora Duse di serbarle una nuova commedia per Napoli. ''La cosa deve essere decisa in questi giorni. Se la Duse combina col Sannazaro, allora tu capirai che devo adempiere alla promessa che le feci sin dal passato agosto, se invece rimane a Roma, allora faremo la cosa teco. Ti avverto però che metto a condizione sine qua non il pagamento anticipato di 500 lie. Senza di ciò, non se ne parla''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        WINTER

      1888. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of 1550 copies published actually in late 1887. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons," following EARLY SPRING (1881) and SUMMER (1884); curiously, Blake published WINTER before AUTUMN (1892), breaking the seasons' natural progression.~This is a near-fine copy (spine ends and fore-tips slightly rubbed); the dark green cloth remains quite clean, and the binding gilt remains bright. Borst A10.1.a; Blanck 20129.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Novels, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner with Scenes of a Clerical Life, Felix Holt, Romola, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1888., 1888. In seven volumes. Crown Octavo. Engraved title page to each volume, black and white illustrations to the first four titles. An elegant set in contemporary mid-green half calf by Riviere, with gilt titles and gilt floral tooling to spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Internally very clean. Bindings pleasingly aged. Shows beautifully.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        L'Immortel, Moeurs Parisiennes, Reliure signée Stroobants, signé Alphonse Lemerre

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1888 - In-8, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos lisse, titre et auteur dorés, date en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, non rogné (Reliure janséniste signée Stroobants). Un des 200 ex. sur Hollande seul grand papier, monogramme manuscrit d'Alphonse Lemerre au colophon. Relié in fine un bulletin d'abonnement à l'Illustration avec un portrait de Daudet, L'Immortel étant paru en feuilleton dans ce journal. Bon exemplaire frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Bibliomane]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Der Fall Wagner. Ein Musikanten-Problem.

      Naumann, Leipzig 1888 - Leipzig, Naumann, 1888. Gr.-8°. (8), 57 S. Orig.-Heft mit Klammernheftung. Wilpert/Gühring 1147, 23. - Ziegenfuss II, 216. - Erste Ausgabe - selten. "Ich mache mir eine kleine Erleichterung. Es ist nur die reine Bosheit, wenn ich in dieser Schrift Bizet auf Kosten Wagner's lobe . Wagnern den Rücken zu kehren war für mich ein Schicksal; irgend Etwas wieder gern zu haben ein Sieg" (Vorwort). - Umschlag fleckig. Papier im Schnitt gebräunt. Orig.-Heft mit Klammernheftung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
 14.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Emin Pascha, eine Sammlung von Reisebriefen und Berichten Dr. Emin- Paschas aus den ehemals ägyptischen Aequatorialprovinzen und deren Grenzländern, herausgegeben mit Unterstützung von Robert Felkin und Gustav Hartlaub Mit Portrait, Lebensskizze und erklärendem Namensverzeichnis.

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1888. Erste Auflage von 1888 XXII, 550 Seiten,und 2 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis am Ende Leinen Es handelt sich hier um die Originalausgabe von 1888 und nicht um ein faksimiliertes Exemplar. Besitzerstempel im Vorsatz, und auf dem Vortitel,sowie ein handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf dem Titel. Nur sehr geringfügiger Berieb an den Gelenken und am unteren Kapital des Rückens. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Leichte Kratzer auf dem hinteren Buchdeckel. Das noch vorhandene Lesebändchen ist etwas beschädigt. Innen sind die Seiten geringfügig, papierbedingt, angebräunt aber sehr sauber. Ansonsten ist diese wirklich seltene Ausgabe in einem wirklich guten und sammelwürdigen Zustand.Sehr Selten! A1/41 Versand D: 500,01 EUR

      [Bookseller: Schübula]
 15.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Sammelband mit 4 Abhandlungen aus den Sitzungsberichten der Kgl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

      (Berlin ) 1888 - 4°. Zus. 52 S. Moderner Pappband. Vier erste Ausgaben, die durch die experimentelle Bestätigung der Maxwellschen Theorie besonders wichtig sind. "All the time he was in close touch with Helmholtz, sending him his papers to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them later to 'Annalen der Physik'" (DSB). - Vorhanden sind: - I: Über die Ausbreitungsgeschwindigkeit der elektrodynamischen Wirkungen. S. 197-210. - Hertz beschreibt in dieser bedeutenden Arbeit eine Versuchsanordnung, mit der es ihm gelungen ist, die endliche Fortpflanzungsgeschwindigkeit elektrischer Wellen nachzuweisen und damit die Maxwellsche Theorie experimentell zu bestätigen. "For Hertz his determination at the end of 1887 of the velocity. was the most exciting moment in the entire sequence of experiments" (DSB). - II: Über Inductionserscheinungen, hervorgerufen durch die elektrischen Vorgänge in Isolatoren. S. 885-896. - Die Arbeit enthält die Lösung zu der 1879 von der Akademie gestellten Preisaufgabe und liefert den Nachweis, dass in einem Isolator entsprechend den Anschauungen von Faraday und Maxwell sich elektromagnetische Vorgänge vollziehen können. - III: Über Strahlen elektrischer Kraft. S. 1297-1307. - In dieser berühmten Arbeit beschreibt Hertz, wie er die von Maxwell aufgestellte elektromagnetische Theorie des Lichtes experimentell bestätigt hat. Er zeigt, dass die elektrischen Wellen sich ebenso wie Licht geradlinig ausbreiten und den gleichen Gesetzen der Brechung und der Reflexion unterliegen. - IV: Über einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichts auf die elektrische Entladung. S. 487-490. - Hertz beschreibt hier die bei einigen Funkenversuchen aufgetretenen Nebenerscheinungen. - Wohlerhalten. - DSB VI, 342. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1888. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections (Thirty-Third Thousand). Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Folding diagram facing page 90. Occasional spotting to pages, middle gathering of leaves weakened, ends of spine and corners bumped and lightly rubbed. A very good copy. Sixth edition, thirty-third thousand. The sixth and last edition first appeared in February 1872, with eleventh thousand on the title page. It was an extensively revised edition, containing an entirely new chapter, VII. It is in this edition that Darwin first used in this work the word "evolution". It was aimed at a wider public, printed in smaller type, the volume was shorter, and priced cheaply at 7s. 6d. The edition was subsequently reprinted unchanged from stereos in 1872 and again in 1873; the first issue of the final definitive text was printed in 1876, and stereos of this issue were used for the many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Sonnets du Docteur. Deuxième édition.

      - Paris, Chez la plupart des libraires, 1888; in-8, 70 pp., demi-chagrin vert à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons, de filets d'encadrement et d'un Cupidon estampés à chaud, date en pied, couvertures conservées, tête dorée (dos insolé, reliure de l'époque ou très légèrement postérieure). Vicaire II, 39. Seconde édition et première édition complète, en partie originale (elle contient 8 sonnets qui ne sont pas dans la première), publiée peu de temps après la mort de l'auteur, illustrée de 4 eaux-fortes dont 2 de Félicien Rops pour "Auscultation" et "Ecchymoses", qui sont ici en premier tirage, d'une figure d'E. Bayard, pour le "Homard à la Coppée", et d'une figure non signée pour "Transformisme". Le tirage en a été limité à 200 exemplaires, ici l'un des 100 sur Japon. Exemplaire exceptionnel, dans lequel a été relié le frontispice à l'eau-forte de Félicien Rops paru dans la première édition, sur Japon ; la figure de Clairin, à l'eau-forte, pour cette même première édition ; un fac-similé de lettre de Charles Monselet sur papier de Chine, pour cette même première édition, un deuxième état des 4 eaux-fortes, en sanguine ; une intéressante lettre autographe signée de Camuset (1 page in-8, relative à la publication de l'édition de 1884) ; les deux figures de Rops pour "Auscultations et "Ecchymoses", en épreuves refusées sur papier du Japon. Bel exemplaire, unique ainsi enrichi. 1888 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
 18.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        La pudeur de Sodome. Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Félicien Rops.

      - Paris, Maison Quantin, 1888; in-4, 46 pp., broché, couverture imprimée rempliée (minime manque de papier à la coiffe de tête). Exteens 518. Édition originale, un des 325 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, non rogné. Beau frontispice à l'eau-forte de Rops, signé dans la plaque. "La même librairie Quantin a mis en vente, sous format in-4, trois cents exemplaires d'une ?uvre maîtresse de Gustave Guiches : La Pudeur de Sodome. Le jeune romancier, auteur de Céleste Prudhommat, a, dans cet ouvrage de pure archéologie littéraire, fait montre d'un puissant talent descriptif et il a su rester biblique avec grandeur, sans rechercher la peinture des aberrations passionnelles de la cité maudite. Félicien Rops a frontispicé ou plutôt culispicé ce livre d'une eau-forte magistrale, qui éclate sous le faux-titre avec une allure énigmatique et un dessin d'une science achevée" (Octave Uzanne in Le Livre, Bibliographie moderne, Petite Gazette du Bibliophile, livraison du 10 novembre 1888). Bel exemplaire. 1888 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
 19.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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. AN EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN 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. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 4.Auflage Puppendick, 17 Bände

      Bibliographisches Institut 1888-1890, Leipzig und Wien - Prachtausgabe der Buchhandlung C. Puppendick, Halle. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Vierte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände: Grundlexikon A-Z & Band 17 (Ergänzungen und Nachträge. Register). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1888-1890 (zur Hälfte Neuer Abdruck). Eine der schönsten Einbandvarianten, welche wir bisher von dieser Auflage in den Händen gehalten haben. Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenansicht sehr harmonisch, die Goldprägungen in kräftigen Glanz. Es gibt keine Fehlstellen an den Rückenkanten, lediglich ein Band hat einen kleineren Einriss. Die wunderschönen Buchdeckel sind mit einer Ausnahme überragend erhalten (ein Deckel ist etwas verzogen, der Papierbezug wellig). Ebenso beeindruckend der Buchschnitt. Außen nur gering berieben, Ecken kaum bestoßen, auf einem Rücken ein Fleck. Innen sauber, kein unangenehmer Geruch, keine fehlenden Seiten. Die Karten & Abbildungen (bei dieser Auflage erstmals mit Chromolithographien) beeindrucken durch ihre ausgezeichnete Qualität. Keine Fleckigkeit, in einem Band einige Seiten an der Ecke braunrandig, vereinzelt ist die Druckerschwärze einer Textseite auf die gegenüberliegende Seite abgefärbt (s. Bild 9 in der Galerie). Fünf Innendeckel mit kleinem Aufkleber C.Puppendick, Buchhandlung Halle". Die Bindung weist Schwachstellen auf: Bei sieben Bänden ist mittig das Fadenband zu sehen (Bild 10), fünf Doppelseiten & vier Tafeln sind lose. In zwei Bänden hängen einige Seiten nicht mehr fest in der Bindung. Band 14 wurde mittig geklebt, hat eingerissene Seiten (s. Bilder 11+12) & ein Deckel sowie der Rücken sind fast lose. Bei Band 15 sind ein Deckel & der Rücken lose.Eine beeindruckend gestaltete Prachtausgabe in äußerlich hervorragender Optik & Erhaltung, welche - im Preis berücksichtigt - im Innenteil (Bindungen) leider abfällt." 40000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
 21.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        „Sammlung von Bildern aus Marianischen Gnadenorten“. Private Graphiksammlung in 7 Bänden.

      Ohne Ort, vor 1888. Fol. (35,5 x 22,5 cm). Mit zus. über 3700 mont. Graphiken etc. auf 488 Kartonblättern (davon jedoch vor allem bei den letzten Bänden einige leer). Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. blind- u. goldgepr. Deckelbordüren, goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentiteln, Rücken-, Steh- u. Innenkantenverg. in Lwd.-Schubern. Aussergewöhnlich inhalts- u. umfangreiche Sammlung mit Mariendarstellungen des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, zusammengestellt in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (vermutl. ca. 1850-1887). - Der in Fladnitz geborene Sammler, der Dominikaner P. Hyazinth Maria Schönberger (Franz Sales) (1818-1887) war der „Sohn eines wohlhabenden Bauern. S. besuchte 1830 die Musterhauptschule in Graz, dann bis 1838 das Gymn., 1838-42 das Priesterseminar, wo er von Schlör und dem Dir. Josef Büchinger entscheidend geprägt wurde; 1841 Priesterweihe. Ab 1842 Kaplan in Kaindorf, dann in Graz (1847–53 St. Leonhard, 1853–56 St. Andrä, danach in der Stadtpfarre), trat S. aufgrund eines Gelübdes 1859 in Graz in den Dominikanerorden ein; 1860 Profeß. Im Konvent war er bald als Prokurator für die Wirtschaft zuständig, wurde mehrmals Subprior, 1872 zum Prior gewählt. Ein großer Marienverehrer, besuchte S. zahlreiche Marienheiligtümer in Europa, 1856 Jerusalem, und sechsmal Rom. In der Ordenskirche führte er die Herz-Mariä-Bruderschaft ein, in den Pfarren bei der Mission die Rosenkranzbruderschaft. Er war ab 1871 Prädikator generalis seines Konvents und zählte zu den bekanntesten Volkspredigern und eifrigsten Beichtvätern (seine 3.000 Predigten, desgleichen seine Tagebücher, sind heute verschollen). Er war der Initiator der Volksmission in der Stmk. und den angrenzenden Regionen. Sein gem. mit J. Wallner hrsg. ‚Katholisches Volks-Gesangbuch‘ war regional weit verbreitet und erlebte sieben Auflagen“ (ÖNB XI, 52f.). - Den Schwerpunkt der Sammlung bilden tlw. kolorierte bzw. farb. Andachtsbilder bzw. Graphiken mit Marien-Darstellungen u. Darstellungen von Marianischen Gnadenorten des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts in verschiedensten Techniken (Holzschnitt, Kupferstich, Stahlstich, Lithographie, Chromolithographie, Holzstich usw.), dazwischen finden sich jedoch auch einige frühere Graphiken sowie auch Photographien, Orig.-Zeichnungen (darunter auch zahlr. blattgroße, schön illustrierte bzw. kalligraphierte Zwischentitel von der Hand des Sammlers), Gedenkmünzen usw. - Die Sammlung umfasst die sieben Bände: „Sammlung von Bildern aus Marianischen Gnadenorten gesammelt von F. A. T.“ (Bde. 1-3, enth.: „I. Band. Oesterreich“ [ca. 1060 Graphiken auf 86 Blättern]; „II. Band. Italien - Deutschland & Frankreich“ [ca. 790 Graphiken auf 89 Bättern]; „III. Band (gemischte)“ [ca. 1090 Graphiken auf 92 Blättern]); „Bilder-Sammlung von meiner Reise durch Italien 1878. 4. Band“ (ca. 270 Graphiken auf 44 Blättern); „Bilders-Sammlung von meiner Reise durch Süd-Deutschland, Schweitz & Italien. 1882“ (ca. 200 Graphiken auf 56 Blättern); „Meine letzte Reise mit P. Antonin Thir durch Steiermark, Kärnthen, Italien, Schweitz & Bayern im April und Mai 1885“ (ca. 200 Graphiken auf 77 Blättern); u. „Supplement-Band zu den Marien-Bildern“ (ca. 130 Graphiken auf 44 Blättern). - Die Schuber berieben, bestoßen u. vereinzelt mit Bezugsfehlstellen. Die dekorativen Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Vorderdeckeln (wie auch die Schuber) mit Nummernschildchen. Die zwischengebundenen Seiden-Schutzblätter mit Knick- bzw. Quetschspuren. Buchblöcke vereinzelt angebrochen. Einige Bll. gelockert. Tlw. etw. (stock-) fleckig, sonst innen nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Scrap book, Marien-Bilder, Marien-Darstellungen, Marianische Gnadenorte, Maria Mutter Jesu, Mariendarstellungen, Marienverehrung, Mariologie, Marienbildnis, Wallfahrtsorte, Grafik, Grafiken, Graphik, Graphiken, religiöse Volksgraphik, Andachtsbild, Graz, Steiermark, Dominikaner

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 22.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF JOSIAH MOOSO. A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER AMONG INDIANS AND SPANIARDS, NOT SEEING THE FACE OF A WHITE WOMAN FOR FIFTEEN YEARS

      Winfield, Kansas: Telegram Print, 1888., 1888. First edition. First edition. Cloth, 400 pp., preface, frontispiece (portrait). Mooso spent his boyhood in Canada and as a young man became employed by the American Fur Company. He relates an account of his overland trip to California and Oregon, and his experiences trapping on the upper Missouri and Columbia rivers. Captured by Indians, Mooso gives an exciting account of his captivity among the Columbia River Indians. Eventually escaping, Mooso traveled the Santa Fe Trail in the 1840's and relates his observations of Santa Fe and the Mexican people. Later moving on to Salt Lake City, he tells much about the history of the Mormons and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Mooso's travels were extensive and he makes observations of Indians and their customs throughout the West. Eventually settling in Kansas, Mooso gives an account of the early settlement of Cowley County. An important work; of particular value are his experiences as a trapper, his captivity by Indians, and his account of the Mormons. Minor professional reinforcement of spine ends and inner hinges. Very good. An exceptionally nice copy of this rare work.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph letter signed "Ch. Gounod" to the celebrated Italian soprano Adelina Patti.

      3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Sunday morning, January 6, [18]89. In purple ink. In French (with translation). Gounod praises Patti for her performance of the role of Juliette in his opera, Roméo and Juliette. Amidst some intrigue, he negotiates with the directors of the Paris Opéra to secure future engagements there for Patti. "... Without a cough, which has forced me to stay in bed, it is I who planned to embrace you at the train station and tell you again... how delighted I was by the charm you exuded in the interpretation of such a delicate and poignant role as Juliette!" Slightly worn, soiled, foxed and stained; creased at folds; tears to edges and central portion professionally repaired, with no loss to text; remnants of transparent tape just affecting first letter of address (the "C" of "Chère"), with corresponding small abrasion to blank area of central fold. Together with a vintage postcard photograph of the composer. . On November 28, 1888, Gounod conducted the first of a celebrated series of performances of his Roméo and Juliette at the Paris Opéra. These performances featured Jean de Reszke (1850-1925) and Adelina Patti (1843-1919) in the title roles, and included the additions of the Act III finale and a ballet for Act IV. Renowned for her amazing purity of tone, vocal flexibility, and remarkable acting abilities, Patti excelled in the roles of Amina, Lucia, Violetta, Norina, and Rosina, and later, Semiramide, Marguerite, Leonora and Aida. Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. Being the Transactions of the Lodge Quatuor Coronati, No. 2076, London

      Hardcover. Good. 1888-1973. 86 vols. with various paginations. 28 cm. Title page vignettes. Vols. 3-64 have frontispiece portraits. Hundreds of b&w line drawings, portraits of Masons, b&w photos of monuments, documents, regalia, furniture, places visited on "summer outings," etc. First few volumes have spectacular colour cards at rear December portions, offering "hearty good wishes." Volume I is a facsimile edition from November, 1963. Various bindings over the years, all with gold impressing on spines. Vol. 1 black cloth, vol. 2 grey cloth, vols. 3-21 black cloth, vols. 22 & 23 blue cloth (worn corners), vol. 24 quarter leather with blue cloth (leather worn, especially corners), vols. 25-27 blue cloth (sunned spines), vols. 28 onwards blue cloth. Vol. 8 has a dent in the rear board. Vol. 22 has faded spine. Vol. 23 has sunned, unglued spine and some discolouration to front board, as well as cracked hinges. Vol. 25 has small tears at spine head, vol. 31 has sunned spine, vol. 66 slightly bumped near spine head, vol. 85 has small tear in spine. Older volumes have some foxing and roughened text block edges. A few tissue guards crumpled or missing. A few pages uncut. Vols. 3-21 have small binders label (James Clegg, Aldine Press, Rochdale) on rear pastedown. Occasional dampness stains, a few pencil notes, some minor tears (especially when pages were cut), some discolourations, an occasional tiny hole. In vol. 19 the portrait page is chipped. Vols. 22 -23 the front loose endpapers stamped "G. Pear." Vol 24 has a repaired last page. Edited over the years by G. W. Speth, W. H. Rylands, W. J. Songhurst, Lionel Vibert, Col. F. M. Rickard, Rev. H. Poole, J. R. Dashwood, Harry Carr and Roy A. Wells. The Transactions include reports and meetings of the Lodge Quatuor Coronati, lists of past masters and founders, officers, members, recently deceased members, and obituaries. Reviews of books and brochures of interest to Masons. Accounts of "summer outings" to various parts of Britain (they look rather fun). However the volumes also give lists of other Lodges and Chapters on the roll of the Grand Lodge of England, secretaries throughout the world, and global Masonic news. Perhaps most significantly for readers today, the writers undertook a general history of Freemasonry, including articles on Masonic history the world over, histories of specific Lodges, and biographies of famous Masons like Robert Burns. A few inclusions in various volumes: an old toothbrush ad, a 1965 meeting notice for a chapter in Stouffville, Ontario, 2 copies of 1964 Ontario inter-Chapter visits, several membership applications for No. 2076 Lodge. This extraordinary run of books from 1888 to 1973 is a marvelous souvenir not only of this Lodge but of Freemasonry everywhere.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ROBERT ELSMERE. In Three Volumes (Fine Original Condition)

      Smith, Elder, 1888. Ward, Mrs. Humphry. ROBERT ELSMERE. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, 1888. First Edition. A NEAR FINE set in original publisher's dark blue-green fine-diaper cloth, only the slightest wear to the extremities, simply superb for this title. ROBERT ELSMERE, now mostly familiar only to the Victorian Fiction specialist, was one of the single most important novels about religious faith and doubt published in the late Victorian era. It presented an uncanny and minute psychological analysis of its central character, creating a vision of Christianity based on social concern and not pure theology. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) is sometimes chided by those with rear view mirrors for being part of an anti-suffrage movement in her later years but writers of the times such as Thomas Hardy recognized her subversive pro-woman subtext and she was much admired. Her charitable work was equally celebrated; she is not a writer to be forgotten. To quote John Carter in his landmark 1947 exhibition catalogue: "It is hard nowadays to realize how deeply Mrs. Ward's novel stirred the thoughtful public of the day." We've never seen a nicer copy of this important High Spot, one of the triumphant achievements of Victorian Women's Fiction and, in terms of faith questioned, one of the most important novels of the times. Wolff 7024. Sadleir 3293. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mark Twain's Library of Humor

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1888. First Edition, First State. 3/4 Leather Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. This is a handsome and important book. A first edition, first state of Mark Twain's (Samuel L. Clemens') compilation of the best in humor at the time of the late 19th Century. The book is in near fine 3/4 bound in heavy dark burgundy leather and marbled covers with gold gilt on the top edge. The book is very square and solid with wear at the corners and touches of surface wear on the creases and the hinge in the middle of the text block is just starting but remains solid. Overall natural darkening to the page edges but no signsof foxing that we found. A previous owner's gift inscription "Clarence R. Chaney from Bessie, Christmas 1941" on the page previous to the half-title page and a corresponding Chaney family book label (partially torn) on the front endpaper. A heavy book, the volume is 2 1/2" thick and includes works by over 50 authors. With its Index of Titles in order of appearance (rather than alphabetical) and with credit to Twain for "Warm Hair" on page 8, this is clearly the first state of this wonderful book. Featuring works by Mark Twain (a front note from Twain states that his editors controlled the content, otherwise all the works in the book would have been his) and a wide range of important authors including Uncle Remus, Brett Harte, Washington Irving, Ambrose Bierce, Josh Billings, Mary Mapes Dodge, Artemus Ward, and Charles Dudley Warner. Twain's contributions include "The Jumping Frog," "Nevada Nabobs in New York," Cannibalism in the Cars," "Dick Baker's Cat," and many others. A handsome Twain First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections (Thirty-Third Thousand).

      London: John Murray, 1888 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Occasional spotting to pages, middle gathering of leaves weakened, ends of spine and corners bumped and lightly rubbed. A very good copy. Folding diagram facing page 90. Sixth edition, thirty-third thousand. The sixth and last edition first appeared in February 1872, with eleventh thousand on the title page. It was an extensively revised edition, containing an entirely new chapter, VII. It is in this edition that Darwin first used in this work the word "evolution". It was aimed at a wider public, printed in smaller type, the volume was shorter, and priced cheaply at 7s. 6d. The edition was subsequently reprinted unchanged from stereos in 1872 and again in 1873; the first issue of the final definitive text was printed in 1876, and stereos of this issue were used for the many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929. Freeman 427.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 29.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Histoire de l'Arménie, par le R. P. Jacques Dr Issaverdens: enrichie de nombreuses figures exécutées aux frais de Mr Jean Arathoon de Batavia { Vol I & II Complete }

      Venise: Imprimerie de S. Lazare, 1888. Format: 255 pages, 5 unnumbered pages, 62 leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits (half-tone prints) ; 29 x 40 cm. General Note: Illustrated with 62 half-tone prints (18 x 24 cm) mounted on rectos of leaves of stiff cardboard; prints are numbered in negative; captions printed in French below each print. Includes Armenian Kings and Rulers. Now preserved and rebound professionally in a Red Half Leather binding, internally tight, pages/plates with marginal foxing. However, remains an overall very good copy indeed. A very heavy set, will require extra postage to post outside of UK, but I will assist towards these costs. { representative images to follow } French Translation: Format : 255 pages , 5 pages non numérotées , 62 feuilles de plaques : illustrations , portraits ( gravures en demi-teinte ) ; 29 x 40 cm. Note générale : Illustré de 62 gravures en demi-teinte ( 18 x 24 cm) monté sur rectos de feuilles de carton rigide ; gravures sont numérotés en négatif ; légendes imprimées en français ci-dessous chaque impression. Comprend rois et les dirigeants arméniens . Maintenant préservé et rebondir professionnellement dans une moitié rouge reliure en cuir , en interne , serrés pages / plaques avec rousseurs marginales . Cependant, il reste en effet une très bonne copie globale . Un ensemble très lourd , il faudra affranchissement supplémentaire pour poster à l'extérieur du Royaume-Uni, mais je vais aider à ces coûts .{ Images représentatives de suivre } Size: Large Landscape. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large Landscape.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Base-Ball: How to Become a Player; With the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game

      The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street, Philadelphia 1888 - First edition. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Rare and Important Early Baseball Book. Smith, "Booklet of history and technique by a noted player and force behind the formation of 'The Brotherhood.'" He rose to fame as a pitcher though after suffering an elbow injury changed positions and played shortstop. While playing professional baseball he earned a law degree at Columbia which served him well as first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base ball Players which was the first players' Union. A truly remarkable figure in the early days of baseball. Smith 7017 (dated 1889) Original tan cloth, stamped in gold and black. Fine. With contemporary inscription "Beverley & Sherman Robinson Newport August-1888"; in brown morocco-backed drop box Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes & Allies

      Henry Sotheran & Co, 1888. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and Their Allies. Seattle: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1888. This copy is of the first issue with the Slender-Billed Dotterel as the color frontispiece. Contains superior coloring of 21 hand-colored lithographs by J.G. Keulemans. The binding is broken, but could be rebacked. Worn corners and head and tail of spine. Plate XI (Somali Courser) is moderately foxed. .

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
 32.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Sammlung von Bildern aus Marianischen Gnadenorten". Private Graphiksammlung in 7 Bänden.

      Ohne Ort, vor 1888. - Aussergewöhnlich inhalts- u. umfangreiche Sammlung mit Mariendarstellungen des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, zusammengestellt in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (vermutl. ca. 1850-1887). - Der in Fladnitz geborene Sammler, der Dominikaner P. Hyazinth Maria Schönberger (Franz Sales) (1818-1887) war der „Sohn eines wohlhabenden Bauern. S. besuchte 1830 die Musterhauptschule in Graz, dann bis 1838 das Gymn., 1838-42 das Priesterseminar, wo er von Schlör und dem Dir. Josef Büchinger entscheidend geprägt wurde; 1841 Priesterweihe. Ab 1842 Kaplan in Kaindorf, dann in Graz (1847–53 St. Leonhard, 1853–56 St. Andrä, danach in der Stadtpfarre), trat S. aufgrund eines Gelübdes 1859 in Graz in den Dominikanerorden ein; 1860 Profeß. Im Konvent war er bald als Prokurator für die Wirtschaft zuständig, wurde mehrmals Subprior, 1872 zum Prior gewählt. Ein großer Marienverehrer, besuchte S. zahlreiche Marienheiligtümer in Europa, 1856 Jerusalem, und sechsmal Rom. In der Ordenskirche führte er die Herz-Mariä-Bruderschaft ein, in den Pfarren bei der Mission die Rosenkranzbruderschaft. Er war ab 1871 Prädikator generalis seines Konvents und zählte zu den bekanntesten Volkspredigern und eifrigsten Beichtvätern (seine 3.000 Predigten, desgleichen seine Tagebücher, sind heute verschollen). Er war der Initiator der Volksmission in der Stmk. und den angrenzenden Regionen. Sein gem. mit J. Wallner hrsg. ‚Katholisches Volks-Gesangbuch‘ war regional weit verbreitet und erlebte sieben Auflagen" (ÖNB XI, 52f.). - Den Schwerpunkt der Sammlung bilden tlw. kolorierte bzw. farb. Andachtsbilder bzw. Graphiken mit Marien-Darstellungen u. Darstellungen von Marianischen Gnadenorten des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts in verschiedensten Techniken (Holzschnitt, Kupferstich, Stahlstich, Lithographie, Chromolithographie, Holzstich usw.), dazwischen finden sich jedoch auch einige frühere Graphiken sowie auch Photographien, Orig.-Zeichnungen (darunter auch zahlr. blattgroße, schön illustrierte bzw. kalligraphierte Zwischentitel von der Hand des Sammlers), Gedenkmünzen usw. - Die Sammlung umfasst die sieben Bände: „Sammlung von Bildern aus Marianischen Gnadenorten gesammelt von F. A. T." (Bde. 1-3, enth.: „I. Band. Oesterreich" [ca. 1060 Graphiken auf 86 Blättern]; „II. Band. Italien - Deutschland & Frankreich" [ca. 790 Graphiken auf 89 Bättern]; „III. Band (gemischte)" [ca. 1090 Graphiken auf 92 Blättern]); „Bilder-Sammlung von meiner Reise durch Italien 1878. 4. Band" (ca. 270 Graphiken auf 44 Blättern); „Bilders-Sammlung von meiner Reise durch Süd-Deutschland, Schweitz & Italien. 1882" (ca. 200 Graphiken auf 56 Blättern); „Meine letzte Reise mit P. Antonin Thir durch Steiermark, Kärnthen, Italien, Schweitz & Bayern im April und Mai 1885" (ca. 200 Graphiken auf 77 Blättern); u. „Supplement-Band zu den Marien-Bildern" (ca. 130 Graphiken auf 44 Blättern). - Die Schuber berieben, bestoßen u. vereinzelt mit Bezugsfehlstellen. Die dekorativen Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Vorderdeckeln (wie auch die Schuber) mit Nummernschildchen. Die zwischengebundenen Seiden-Schutzblätter mit Knick- bzw. Quetschspuren. Buchblöcke vereinzelt angebrochen. Einige Bll. gelockert. Tlw. etw. (stock-) fleckig, sonst innen nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 Fol. (35,5 x 22,5 cm). Mit zus. über 3700 mont. Graphiken etc. auf 488 Kartonblättern (davon jedoch vor allem bei den letzten Bänden einige leer). Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. blind- u. goldgepr. Deckelbordüren, goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentiteln, Rücken-, Steh- u. Innenkantenverg. in Lwd.-Schubern.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Philosophisches Jahrbuch. Auf Veranlassung und mit Unterstützung der Görres-Gesellschaft (KONVOLUT aus 87 Jahrgängen) - Jg. 1 (1888) - Jg. 52 (1939); 56; 59; 63; 72 und in durchgehender Folge Jg. 75 (1968) bis Jg. 105 (1998) plus Register zum Jahrbuch Bd. I - XX (Jahrgang 1888 - 1907).

      Druck und Verlag der Fuldaer Actien-Druckerei; 1888 - 1998. Gebundene Ausgabe, Bibliothekseinband Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 87 Jahrgänge plus Register; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
 34.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG MAN

      Sonnenschein 1888 - Swan Sonnenschein.London, 1888. 1st edition in English. Original blue boards with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design on front cover. black end papers. Covers a little soiled, binding loosened but holding. some foxing throughout especially to end papers. Book condition good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Serendipity books]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'escrime et les escrimeurs depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'au XVIIIème siècle

      Paul Ollendorf 1888 - - Paul Ollendorf, Paris 1888, 20,5x26,5cm, reliure souple de l'éditeur. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Albert Fierlants, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure souple de l'éditeur en pleine percaline noisette, dos lisse, premier plat illustré de motifs décoratifs évoquant le thème de l'escrime, petites taches noires sur le premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, tête dorée. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses reproductions d'estampes ainsi que de 6 planches hors-texte. Rare et agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Albert Fierlants, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Holland papere, seuls grands papiers. binding souple de l'éditeur en pleine percaline noisette, spine lisse, premier plat illustré de motifs décoratifs évoquant le thème de l'escrime, petites taches noires sur le premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, tête dorée. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses reproductions d'estampes ainsi que de 6 planches hors-texte. Rare et agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Caption title:] Three Months at Abbazia

      1888 - Reprinted from the "Vienna Weekly News." 20 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. VERY RARE. Separate printing of this account of the Austrian Riviera town on the gulf of Fiume (now Opatija). From the comfort of a well appointed hotel in Varese, Burton recounts with some asperity the inconveniences endured as they stayed in the Hotel Stephanie during three months when the "pestiferous wind," the Scirrocco blew. "We proceed to satisfy you , under the conviction that only your excellent paper would print the truth about a place which spends so many florins in advertizing itself and in silencing the unpleasant voice of truth."Penzer: "VERY RARE." Penzer p. 241, calling mistakenly for 22 pp. Not in British Library, microfilm only in OCLC. Penzer notes a copy among Lady Burton's books at Camberwell Some external soiling, old reinforcement along spine Reprinted from the "Vienna Weekly News.".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Caption title:] Three Months at Abbazia

      1888. Reprinted from the "Vienna Weekly News.". 20 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Some external soiling, old reinforcement along spine. Reprinted from the "Vienna Weekly News." 20 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. VERY RARE. Separate printing of this account of the Austrian Riviera town on the gulf of Fiume (now Opatija). From the comfort of a well appointed hotel in Varese, Burton recounts with some asperity the inconveniences endured as they stayed in the Hotel Stephanie during three months when the "pestiferous wind," the Scirrocco blew. "We proceed to satisfy you , under the conviction that only your excellent paper would print the truth about a place which spends so many florins in advertizing itself and in silencing the unpleasant voice of truth." Penzer: "VERY RARE." Penzer p. 241, calling mistakenly for 22 pp. Not in British Library, microfilm only in OCLC. Penzer notes a copy among Lady Burton's books at Camberwell

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine Republic (Two Volumes)

      R. H. Porter, London 1888 - Published in 1888 and 1889. Two volumes rebound in maroon half Moroccan leather and cloth. Raised spine bands with gilt stamped lettering and decoration. Edges remain uncut. Decorative vignette on both title pages. One of only 200 copies printed, though this copy is LACKING the signed limitation page. Both volumes are otherwise collated and complete, beginning with the title page of each. Covers are exquisite and remain in Fine condition. Contents are Very Good, though both volumes show a little scattered foxing, lightly affecting a couple plates. The Keulemans plates are otherwise bright and clean. There is an institutional stamp on the title page of Volume II that partially covers the edge of the decorative vignette, though no other markings in either volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Victoria And It's Metropolis Past And Present

      Melbourne, McCarron, Bird, and Co, 1888.. Two Volumes; thick 8vo [24 x 28 cm]; index; full brown leather, raised bands; title and ornate gilt design on spine and front; gilt to all page edges; blind stamp design and small gilt on back; gilt design on first centimetre of boards; foxing to some pages; light wear to leather around edges; both are good copies. Volume 1. pp. xii, 594; frontispiece; 258 b/w illustrations; index; a good copy. Vol. 2; pp. xii, 822; frontispiece; errata slip; coloured folding map of Victoria, biographical index; previous owners bookplate on front endpapers of each volume, good set. Important biographical index listing approx. 20,000 thousand surnames. eg. John Bingham of Woosang, birthplace, date of entry to colony, landholdings and members of family listed. Accounts of early discoverers of Australia, Matthew Flinders, Aboriginal life, cooking, habits, treatment, account of sheep stealing and massacre of aboriginals, early settlements, William Buckley account, the gold era; separation, Old Eastern Market and much more. Beautiful illustrations by G. R. Ashton, J. R. Ashton and others of Batman escorted by natives including possibly Barak, tented Ballarat in 1855 from Bath's Hotel, Old Treasury building, Eureka stockade, boating on Albert Park Lake, St. Kilda Pier, the skating rink, Botanical gardens, inter colonial cricket match, capture of Ned Kelly, Flemington racecourse, Yarra wharves and South Melbourne, start of Melbourne cup, 1862 [Archer] and many more.

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS In 2 Volumes

      Melb and London: McCarron, Bird & Co.. Very Good+. 1888. First Edition. Full Leather. 1st ed. 2 Volumes, Thick 4to. Vol 1; xii, 594pgs, illustrated. Vol 2; xii, 824pgs, illustrated, Folding colour map, Original decorative gilt full leather bindings, All edges gilt. Some foxing to first few pages in both vols. It is hard to find a set in such good original condition. ; 280 x 230mm .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube. - Dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Mit 16 Illustrationen von Ludwig Hans Fischer und Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers und einer Originalkarte [diese mehrf. gefaltet].

      Wien - Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1888. IX, 150 Seiten, 15 (davon 3 ganzseitige) Textabbildungen, 1 ausfaltbare Tafel und eine farbige, mehrf. gefaltete Karte. (koll.-komplett). Gr.-8° (23 cm), Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lesebändchen, dezent marmorierte Schnitte [selten!] - Einband leicht berieben, gering lichtrandig und Rücken leicht gebleicht. An den Ecken, Kanten und Kapitellen etwas abgewetzt, Ecken gering bestossen. Innen anfangs gering abgegriffen, im Bereich der Vorsätze, gegen Ende sowie die Tafel und Karte etwas gebräunt. Sonst und insgesamt sauber und solide. Ein ansprechendes, gutes Exemplar. - In Antiqua-Schrift.Oscar Baumann (* 25. Juni 1864 in Wien; † 12. Oktober 1899 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Afrikaforscher, Philosoph, Ethnologe, Geograph und Kartograph. 1886 bereiste Baumann die Insel Fernando Póo [heute Bioko], deren Ethnologie und Geographie er erkundete (Quelle: Wiki). - Ein wertvoller Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube. Seine Karte stützt sich für das Innere ausschließlich auf seine Aufnahmen und Ermittlungen und brachte manches Neue. (vergl. Henze I,200) Versand D: 7,50 EUR Bubi - Tropeninsel Bioko - Santa Isabel - Golf von Guinea - Äquatorialguinea (spanisch Guinea Ecuatorial, französisch Guinée équatoriale portugiesisch Guiné Equatorial) - Subsahara-Afrika.

      [Bookseller: Cottage Antiquariat]
 42.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Le Miroir Du Monde. Notes et Sensations De La Vie Pittoresque. Illustrations En Couleurs D'après Paul Avril.

      Maison Quantin, Paris 1888 - Anteportada - portada - 4 pp. - 1 lámina - 163 pp. Todas ilustradas con magníficos grabados, muchos a color. Encuadernación en mosaico a 3 pieles con bella decoración, de Albert Buisson. Size: 29 x 22 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Christkatholische Handpostille oder Unterrichts- und Erbauungsbuch, das ist: kurze Auslegung der sonn- und festtäglichen Episteln und Evangelien samt den daraus gezogenen Glaubens- und Sittenlehren.

      Freiburg im Breisgau, Herdersche Verlagshandlung, 1888. Zehnte Auflage - Volksausgabe 660 Seiten mit einem Titelbild, Farbentitel un vielen Holzschnitten. Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldenem Rückentitel und farbigem Buchschnitt mit Meß-Erklärung, Gebeten, einer Beschreibung von Jerusalem und Anhang von Alban Stolz, auf dem Vorsatz handschriftliche Widmung: \"Zur/ Erinnerung an die Tage des Greules/ in Wörishofen/ von/ Sebastian Kneipp\". Sebastian Anton Kneipp (* 17. Mai 1821 in Stephansried - + 17. Juni 1897 in Wörishofen) war ein bayerischer Priester und Hydrotherapeut. Er ist der Namensgeber der Kneipp-Medizin und der Wasserkur mit Wassertreten usw., die schon früher angewandt, aber durch ihn bekannt wurden. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
 44.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        [Journal and Minutes Book]: Heathfield Park Lawn Tennis Club Minutes

      London: Heathfield Park Lawn Tennis Club. 1888-1895. Folio ledger book. Approximately 172 pages, with many additional printed insertions. Contemporary quarter burgundy roan over cloth, with printed or stamped label. The binding is worn and displays modest dampstaining but is sound and good, interior is near fine. A bound manuscript and print account of the formation and history of an early London tennis club. The ledger contains minutes, details of meetings, elections and rule making, reports in the ledger signed by various officers of the club, and brackets for tournaments (including ladies' singles, ladies' consolation, and mixed-doubles tournaments). There are over 30 excellent scrap elements neatly tipped into the ledger at the appropriate places: mostly printed ephemera including nicely printed compilations of rules, lists of officers, a large folded broadside of club by-laws, invitations to fancy dress balls, financial reports, autographed letters from correspondents, accounts, and dance cards. The Heathfield Park Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 1888 by Emil Ernst, William Knight, Major R.P.B. Rodick, Dr. Edward E. Barret, and William Whitaker, and based at Willesden Green in North West London. By 1892, several women were elected both into membership and as officers of the club. These records date from the formation of the club until 1895. While tennis in its many iterations existed since the Middle Ages or even earlier, the modern version, as we know it today, was established in 1872, with the first lawn tennis club organized at Leamington Spa in 1874, and the All England Lawn Tennis Club established the Wimbledon Championships in 1877 in order to raise funds. This journal and scrapbook represents a particularly nice overview of the organization of a fashionable tennis club and its administration in the earlier days of organized competitive tennis, little more than a decade after the modern version was established. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        83 to '87 in The Soudan, With an Account of Sir William Hewett's Mission to King John of Abyssinia Ñ 2 Volume Set

      London: Remington & Co 1888 - London: Remington & Co., 1888. 2nd Edition. 8vo - 23.1 cm. Volume I: (6), 347 pp. including Index; Volume II: (6), 314 pp. including Index, large color fold-out map bound at rear - only in this 2nd Edition - half-titles present in both volumes- complete. Full red calf with five raised bands, black morocco label and all titles in bright gilt Ñ a very attractive modern binding in excellent condition. Interior is complete, strong and also in excellent condition -- a lovely set in Fine condition. Scarce. Narrative of conditions in the Soudan after the Mahdist rebellion. Includes the account of Hewett's mission to Abyssinia. Muhammad Ahmad now called himself Mahdi, i.e. "he who is guided in the right way", proclaimed Jihad or Holy War against the hated Egyptians. His dervish army was successful. In spite of antiquated weapons and obsolete tactics the fanatic and religious devotion paid off. The Egyptian garrisons were forced to surrender and were captured one after another. Mahdi's and Abdullah's Holy War was a struggle for freedom. Their religion was radical Islamic fundamentalism that is now a concern world-wide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.