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      Paris: Charpentier & Cie, 1888. Fine. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1888, 12x19cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper. Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth back, marine morocco title piece set with gold striping, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot. Rare and precious autograph signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, his colleague devoted." Small scattered spots. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin marine sertie de filets dorés, élégante reliure pastiche signée de Thomas Boichot. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "A Guy de Maupassant, son dévoué confrère." Petites rousseurs éparses.

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      Paris: Charpentier, 1888. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1888, 12,5x19cm, relié. - First edition, one of 250 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 25 leading copies after Japan. Binding half morocco old red, back with five nerves, date tail contreplats and guards made paper, gilded head on witnesses, signed Franz Binder. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 25 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Franz.

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        [Large Cabinet Photograph]: Girls' Chemistry Class 1888

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

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        Triumphant Democracy or Fifty Years' March of the Republic

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. First edition. Folding plate. x, 519 pp. 12mo. Original red cloth. Spine darkened, some scuffing to covers. First edition. Folding plate. x, 519 pp. 12mo. Inscribed to Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State. Carnegie's paean to American exceptionalism, inscribed on the dedication page (dedication "to the Beloved Republic"), "To the Hon. Secy of State, with the compliments of Andrew Carnegie." Thomas F. Bayard (1828-1898) was Secretary of State from 1885-1889 under Grover Cleveland.

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      Huile sur panneau, 1888. Fine. Huile sur panneau 1888, 27x35cm, autre. - Oil painting in grisaille on signed lower droite.Cette Artwork panel was used to illustrate a scene from "Earth", the first illustrated edition novel by Emile Zola published by Flammarion & Marpon in 1889. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Peinture à l'huile en grisaille sur panneau signée en bas à droite. Cette oeuvre originale a servi d'illustration pour une scène de "La terre", première édition illustrée, roman d'Emile Zola publié chez Marpon & Flammarion en 1889.

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        Les lauriers sont coupés

      Paris: Libraire de la Revue Indépendant,, 1888. Octavo. Original cream wrappers, titles to spine and front cover black, pages partly unopened. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard by Jacques E. Blanche. Wrappers slightly creased, front hinge starting, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, limited issue. Number 156 of 420 copies, of which 400 were printed on vélin anglais mécanique, and 20 on grand vélin français. The story was first published the preceding year in the magazine Revue Indépendante. An influential work, exemplifying the proto-stream-of-consciousness narrative; James Joyce Joyce mentioned in 1922 to Valery Larbaud, his translator, that it had been his inspiration for Ulysses.

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        Hand of Ethelberta A Comedy in Chapters. New and Cheaper Edition.

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1888 - Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Thomas Hardy HARDY, Thomas. The Hand of Ethelberta. A Comedy in Chapters. New and Cheaper Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1888. Presentation copy, inscribed by Thomas Hardy. Later edition, "New and Cheaper Edition." Octavo (7 x 4 1/2 inches; 176 x 115 mm). iv, 412 pp. Inscribed by Hardy on the top margin of the title-page "Yours faithfully. Thomas Hardy" Original red cloth. Front board and spine blocked in black floral pattern. Spine lettered in gilt. Endpapers are blue advertisement. Blue advertisements for endpapers. Top edge dyed brown. Spine a bit sunned. A bit of rubbing to head and tail of spine. Previous owner Arthur W. Hall's bookplate on front pastedown. Housed in a full morocco gilt pull-top slipcase, with binder stamp of Arthur W. Hall. Overall a very good copy. This novel, which Hardy himself referred to as a "somewhat frivolous narrative," was published April 3, 1876 in an edition of 1,000 copies. Purdy, Sadleir 1107. Wolff. HBS 67271. $2,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      The Century Co, New York 1888 - Second issue in the brown cloth binding with gilt stamping and beveled boards, all page edges gilt. A solid Near Fine copy with only the most trivial wear at the spine ends and previous ownership markings on the front end paper. A Good only dust jacket with large chips from the spine ends (approx. 1.5 - 2" deep), a few tears at the flap folds (professionally closed), age toning as expected, but a complete and rather uncommon early dust jacket. The first major work illustrated by Frederick Remington, who up until that point had only sketched for magazines. Remington would go on to become one of the most prominent artists of the American West. The book is based on Roosevelt's experiences ranching in the Dakota Badlands during the cattle boom of the 1880s. The book documents his everyday routine, herding, hunting and working the ranch, as well as his extraordinary exploits such as the capture of three outlaws and guarding them for 40 straight hours without sleep, while transporting them to trial. A fantastic early account of western life by an American icon and one closely associated with the tough western lifestyle. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        La cuisine classique Etudes pratiques raisonnées et démonstratives de l'é

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1888. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1888, 23x30cm, 2 volumes reliés. - New edition. Binders half shagreen cherry corners, back with five nerves set with gold thread with floral golden minor small scratches on the shrouds and some nerves, boards marbled paper, gilt on marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, corners bumped. Illustrated book of 77 boards inset with a frontispiece. Some small foxing, printed by way of a bookplate on guard and the following two pages buffers. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de motifs floraux dorés, petites éraflures sans gravité sur les coiffes et certains nerfs, plats de papier marbré, filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés. Ouvrage illustré de 77 planches hors-texte dont un frontispice. Quelques petites rousseurs, tampons imprimés en guise d'ex-libris sur une garde et les deux pages suivantes.

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        The Unknown Horn of Africa An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopard River

      London: George Philip and Son. 1888., 1888. First Edition. Octavo, pp. xiv, 344. Bound in publisher's khaki cloth with gilt and black decoration, gilt titles to spine and upper board, brown endpapers. 10 colour plates including frontispiece, 9 tinted gravure plates, 4 plain botanical plates, folding map housed in pouch at rear. Two bookplates to front endpapers, small label charmingly stating the book belongs in "Dining Room B.4.15" to front pastedown. Gutter of inner joints showing creasing, some very slight spotting to prelims and to edges, some slight dustiness to the top edge. Small closed tear to folding maps along one of the folds. Some slight bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners. Some slight marking to the spine. The gilt decoration shows exceptionally brightly on this fine copy of a scarce title.

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        La photographie. Traité théorique et pratique

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1888. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine. First Edition. 2 volumes. Vol 1: xvi, 467 pages. Vol 2: xiii, 573 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. Large 8vo. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Light browning to pages. Frontispieces and plates each accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Boards. Epstean #10. Frontispiece of vol. 1 is a Woodburytype of an instantaneous photo, and that of Vol 2 is a photogravure, both by Bousssod et Valadon (successors to Goupil). Vol 1 covers all operations and processes that produce a negative, including the archaic ones of Talbot, Le Gray, Baldus, Balanquart-Evrard, & others. Vol. 2 deals with the production of any kind of positive image, including tintypes, daguerreotypes and the photo-mechanical images.

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

      AN EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN Boston 1888, - Cupples. Pictorial mustard cloth, very good, 42illustrations after Japanese woodcuts, 3 maps, 304p., bookplate, very clean & crisp copy. 42 illustrations, 13.5 x 21 cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Strange Stories of Coincidence and Ghostly Adventure

      London, George Redway. 1888, 1888. First Edition Thus. 8vo. Bound in publisher's blue textured cloth. Sunned to extremities, lightly faded to spine, gilt titles a trifle dull. Strong and solid, a very good copy. Floral patterned endpapers, ownership to front flyleaf, internally clean, light spotting to title page. W.H. Smith blindstamp to corner of flyleaf. Originally published as the second part of Dreamland and Ghostland in 1887, then issued a year later as three separate anthologies.

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        L'Île mystérieuse EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1888. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1888, 17,5x28cm, relié. - Prelière first illustrated edition and cardboard. Double volume, illustrated with 51 drawings by Philippoteaux, and 66 facsimile maps. Cardboard editor said "A Ptolemaic sphere" in a rare color, caramel. The upper flat plate signed Souze. Engel Relieu tail. Beautiful top plate, fresh, with well-marked gold. Corners rubbed, and fottée bottom border. Rubbed Caps, with some cuts. Percaline the upper jaw open head 0.5Mn. Ue wearing flat bottom or lighter stripe and some friction, but in good condition. The name of the main sheet traveler carries a tear in the lower margin. Some pale foxing in the first pages, and overall very clean. Good copy in a rare color. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition "A la bannière" aux plats biseautés, violet sur fond rouge vermillon.  Illiustrée de 154 dessins par Férat gravés par Barbant. Catalogue EL pour l'année 1889. Volume triple. Cartonnage d'éditeur type 6 signé Lenègre. Plaque signée Souze. Second plat de type e1 au macaron central sur fond noir, avec motif géométrique en encadrement. Belle plaque supérieure, aux ors bien brillants, nette ; second plat idem. Dos éclairci uniformément. Coins frottés. Une légère déchirure en queue sur 0,5cm, sans conséquence. Quelques rousseurs éparses, dans les marges. Bel exemplaire. L'île mystérieuse est liée, sans être une suite, à deux autres romans de Jules Verne, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, et Les enfants du capitaine Grant. L'auteur s'est notamment inspiré de Robinson Crusoé pour l'existence des naufragés sur une île déserte.

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        The French Revolution : Volume I - The Bastille, Volume II - The Constitution, and Volume III - The Guillotine

      Chapman & Hall, 1888. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; complete three volume set undated in red cloth with black/gilt titles; slight fading to spine and top front edge otherwise good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Le Costume Historique

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete in 6 six volumes. Illiustrated with 500 plates, 300 in colour, silver and gold, 200 monochrome. These deal with clothes, accessories & interiors throughout various countries and times. Also military clothing & equipment, modes of transport, eccelsiastical items. Includes a glossary, general introduction, explanations of the plates etc. This is an extensive, well illustrated & fascinating set. All volumes uniformly bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Upper edge gilt. Vol. I general introduction, xliii + 288pp & 38 tables. The other 5 volumes contain the plates (1-500) & descriptions. Areas, peoples & contries include ancient Egypt, Greece, the Romans, the Celts, Oceania, Australia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Africa, Brasil, Paraguay, China, Japan, India, Persia, Byzantium, Abyssinia, Europe, Italy, France, England, Spain, Holland, Scotland, Russia, Turkey, etc. Ex reference library with number on spine & on reverse of title page, single stamp on front endpaper, blind stamp on title page. No other obvious library markings, inner books are generally clean and in very good + condition, occasional marks/chipping comensurate with age. Please note this is a French language edition. ***Heavy & may require extra postage***

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        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 27. 01. 1756 - 05. 12. 1791 Wien). Komponist. "Mozart dirigiert einige Tage vor seinem Tod sein Requiem (1. Aufführung)".

      . Radierung v. Armand Mathey (- Doret) n. M. de Munkacsy b. Sedelmeyer, Paris, dat. 1888, 41,8 x 59 - Blattgr. 45 x 61,8 cm. Armand Mathey-Dorey (1854 - 1934). - Das Blatt auf festem Velin, mit 1cm Rand, sauber und gut erhalten. Selten. "Entered according to act of congress in the year 1888 by M. Knoedeler & Cie ... at Washington".

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        Correspondence on the Subject of Teaching the Vernacular in Indian Schools, 1887-88

      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888. First Edition. Pamphlet Pamphlet. Very Good. 27 pages. The federal document giving the 'true intent and meaning' of the federal ban, put in place in 1887, on the use of Indian languages in both mission and government-run schools for Native Americans. The ban was issued as part of the 1887 report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. This ban was a concerted attempt by the US government to undermine and ultimately destroy Native culture, but Commissioner Atkins' initial rule brought much controversy. This pamphlet, addressed to Indian agents, reprints some of the letters Atkins received, and his replies and explanations. He modified the ban to mollify Christian missionaries working on the reservations. He offers an an exception for 'the vernacular to be used in missionary schools, only for oral instruction in morals and religion, where it is deemed to be an auxiliary to the English language in conveying such instruction.' But Atkins also restates his reasoning: '[T]he intention is to prevent the waste of valuable time by Indian children in schools learning a barbarous tongue which is not comprehensive enough to embrace civilization or to comprehend it.' A century later, in 1990, President George Bush signed the Indian Languages Act, reversing the federal policy and giving the govenment an obligation to support the preservation and survival of Native American languages. A scarce and important (and chilling) publication. Worldcat locates about 15 copies, only one in the West, at Huntington. First edition (first printing). Minor chipping and creasing to front wrapper, else very good.

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        Variation Of Animals And Plants Under Domestication [COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES SECOND REVISED EDITIONS [SIXTH THOUSAND DATED 1888]

      John Murray, London, 1888. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Second Revised Edition [Sixth Thousand] 1888. Contents: Volume One: Chapter I. Domestic Dogs And Cats II. Horses And Asses III. Pigs-Cattle-Sheep-Goats. IV. Domestic Rabbits V. Domestic Pigeons VI. Pigeons cont'd VII. Fowls VIII. Duck-Goose-Peacock-Turkey-Guinea-fowl-Canary-Bird-Gold-fish-Hive-Bees-Silk-Moths IX. Cultivated Plants: Cereal And Culinary Plants X. Plants cont'd-Fruits-Ornamental Trees-Flowers XI. On Bud-Variation, And On Certain Anomalous Mode Of Reproduction And Variation XII. Inheritance. Volume Two: XIII. Inheritance cont'd-Reversion Or Atavism XIV. Inheritance cont'd-Fixedness Of Character-Prepotency-Sexual Limitation-Correspondence Of Age XV. On Crosssing XVI. Causes Which Interfere with The Free Crossing Of Varieties-Influence Of Domestication On Fertility XVII. On The Good Effects Of Crossing, And On The Evil Effects Of Close Interbreeding XVIII. On The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Changed Conditions Of Life: Sterility From Various Causes XIX. Summary Of The Four Last Chapters, With Remarks On Hybridism XX. Selections bY Man XXI. Selection, cont'd XXII. Causes Of Variability XXIII. Direct And Definite Action Of The External Conditions of Life XXIV. Laws Of Variation-Use And Disuse, etc XXV. Laws Of Variation, cont'd - Correlated Variability XXVI. Laws Of Variability, cont'd-Summary XXVII. Provisional Hypothesis Of Pangenesis XXVIII. Concluding Remarks. Index. Book - in Very Good green boards with gilt lettering and gilt border design to the spine - slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, couple of previous owner's names to endpaper/title page and number (in manuscript) faintly to the rear paste downs, some browning to the end papers and some spotting to page edges otherwise clean bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Set. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. xiv, 473, x, 495 pages which includes an index. With 43 text woodcuts in volume one. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Genetics; Animals & Birds. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 808002.. THIS SET OF BOOKS IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1888. First Edition. Custom slipcase. Near fine. 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. BAL 956. GROLIER 100. SARGENT p.38.

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        Colección de trozos selectos en los idiomas y dialectos usados en la península ibérica .

      1888. . 1888 - Imp.Correo Tipográfico. Impresa con los nuevos tipos de la Bastarda Española. Barcelona. . 1 Vol. . 154 pp. Cuarto Mayor. Media Piel. Literatura Hispánica (Costumbrismo) . Interesante impresión en tipografía bastarda que recoge una muestra de los idiomas y dialectos hablados en la península ibérica (Castellano, gallego, bable, portugués, catalán, valenciano y Euskera). La tipografía es del tipo bastardo y según el recopilador, Ceferino Gorchs, es un homenaje al calígrafo gipuzkoano Don José de Iturzaeta. Gorsch fue un renombrado tipógrafo y fundidor de letras, autor de exquisitas ediciones y familias tipográficas. En el apartado de Euskera, los textos corresponden a José María de Iparraguirre y su Gernikako Arbola y a Arturo Campión y su romance de Roncesvalles titulado Orreaga. Entre los distintos idiomas y dialectos destacan los trozos escogidos de Cervantes, Fray Luis de León, Rosalía de Castro, Jacinto Verdaguer, etc. Es libro raro y curioso, impreso a dos tintas y uno de los tempranos proyectos editoriales multilingüísticos españoles .

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        WÜRTTEMBERG. - Illustrirter Atlas des Königreichs Württemberg für Schule und Haus mit vielen Karten & Bildern nebst einem hist. topogr. Text.

      Rachel,, Stgt., 1888 - 2. Aufl. 29 x 39 cm. 382, 8 Sp. Mit getönt. lithogr. Tit., 33 (7 farb.) lithogr. Taf., 2 ganzs. Lithogr., 43 tls. farb. Karten u. Pläne u. 23 Textholzstiche. Mit Ansichten von Stuttgart, Cannstadt, Berg, Ludwigsburg, Schwäbisch Hall, Esslingen, Ulm, Reutlingen, Weingarten, Heilbronn u.v.m., 2 farb. lithogr. Trachtentafeln, 5 farb. lithogr. Tafeln mit Wappen und Orden; der Stadtplan von Stuttgart gefaltet. - Ebd. etw. fleckig und berieben. Tls. gering stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar dieses in kompletten Zustand heute sehr seltenen Werks. OLwd. mit reicher Schwarz- u. Goldpräg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Poèmes. Traduction de Stéphane Mallarmé, avec portrait et fleuron de Edouard Manet

      Editeur Edmond Deman, Bruxelles 1888 - Ejemplar numerado N° 102. Algunas manchas de humedad. Roces y fatigas en su encuadernación. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meiji Kaisei Tokyo Zenzu. (Revised Meiji Map of Tokyo)

      Tokyo.: Koshodo.. Meiji 21. 1888.. Copperplate engraved map with woodblock color, 20 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 29 inches, folding to 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Several small repaired worm holes, a few without repairs, light wear, overall clean and bright. A particularly appealing Meiji Japanese map of Tokyo, apparently geared to the tourist trade as well as to the Japanese visitor, with names of the districts marked on the map and the legend in both kanji and English. There is an unusual inset (6 x 8 1/2 inches) of Yokohama at upper left. The map is surrounded by small vignette scenes. Most interestingly, contained within the yellow border between the images and the map is the description (in Japanese) for a 4 day walking tour of Tokyo. To the right of the compass rose is a schedule for trains leaving from Ueno and Maibashi. The inset at lower left corner shows the train schedule Tokyo - Yokohama, and the price for each stage of the journey. The inset at the lower right corner is a listing of municipal and rural districts. Beneath the map at lower right is the publisher Koshodo, followed by the characters for copper engraving (dosen). A wealth of detailed information! The Imperial Palace is misspelled as 'Emperil Palace.' .

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      - ABC. (WAUGH) IDA WAUGH'S ALPHABET BOOK by Amy Blanchard. Phil: Lippincott 1888. 4to,(9 x 10 3/4"), cloth backed picttorial boards, some cover soil and edge wear, VG. Printed on heavy paper on rectos only, each leaf has an alphabet pictorial border and there are line illustrations for each letter of the alphabet. The letters are also portrayed in humanized forms being composed of little children in various positions. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland 1888

      Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son,, 1888. Small octavo (163 x 99 mm). Contemporary presentation dark green morocco, gilt ruled spine, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing single-line gilt border with shamrocks at the top corners, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. A touch of foxing here and there. An excellent copy, with the half-title. First edition of Yeats's first contribution to a book, and in the Yeats canon preceded only by the exceedingly rare Mosada (1886) and preceding The Wanderings of Oisin (1889). Yeats contributed four poems, two of which appear in print for the first time: the wonderful The Stolen Child, and Love Song (From the Gaelic); the other two had previously appeared in magazines: King Goll (Third Century) and The Meditation of the Old Fisherman. Presentation copy from Yeats's "intimate enemy", T. W. Rolleston, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "E. M. de Burgh from T. W. Rolleston. March, 1888". We believe this to be the earliest recorded presentation copy. Wade mentions a presentation copy "from Count Plunkett, one of the contributors, to his wife, [bearing] the date 1st May, 1888". Copac records just 3 locations in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin: 2 copies), and although OCLC notes another three dozen locations worldwide this little book is decidedly scarce. Thomas William Rollaston (1857-1920), Irish writer, literary figure, translator, and contributor to Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland, had a checkered relationship with Yeats. However, things came to a head in the early 1890s, when Yeats lost the editorship of the series entitled the New Irish Library to Sir Charles Gavan Duffy. He blamed Rolleston for backstairs machinations and, according to Norman Jeffares, "Yeats never forgave Rolleston, [and blamed himself] for having been over-impressed by him" (W. B. Yeats: A New Biography, 2001, p. 54). The recipient is Ernest Macartney de Burgh (1863-1929) Dublin-born civil engineer, who emigrated to Australia in 1885 and became Chief Engineer for Harbours and Water Supply in New South Wales (see ADB). The bookplate of Constance de Burgh on the front pastedown, is most probably, on stylistic grounds, that of his daughter. On a terminal blank is a note, probably by de Burgh, quoting a letter from Rolleston (dated April 15th 1888) explaining that one of the contributors using the pseudonym "An Chraoibhin Aoibhinn" is Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), later first President of Ireland from 1838 to 1945. "W. B. Yeats's own ventures into anthology work began with the collaborative volume Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland, published by Gill in 1888 at a price of Is. 6d., with a paper-covered sixpence edition following in June 1890. Although credited to Yeats in many library catalogues, this was a collaborative effort involving Yeats, Rose Kavanagh, Ellen O'Leary, John Todhunter, T. W. Rolleston, and Douglas Hyde, with Katharine Tynan as the driving force behind the project and John O'Leary in an advisory role" (Margaret Kelleher in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, 2011, p. 457). A superb copy of an important volume in the history of 19th and 20th century Irish literature.

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        THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA: With SomeAccount of the History, People, Administration and Religion of That Country.

      A MARVELOUS EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON COREA & MANCHURIA London 1888, - Longman. Yellow cloth, very good, 502p., spinehead/tail chipped, corners bit rubbed, index, appendix, 1color,37 b.w. illustrations, color folding map.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Staircase International Exhibition (Boehm's Bull)', an original pen and ink drawing of Sir Edgar Boehm's statue 'Young Bull and Herdsman' at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition.

      1888 - 1889 1888 - An original pen and ink drawing showing Sir Edgar Boehm's (1834 - 1890) statue 'Young Bull and Herdsman', on a large plinth at the foot of the grand staircase at the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888. A stylishly-dressed Victorian crowd of exhibition viewers strolls about the great hall, with the statue on a large plinth highlighted with white accents. With the title penned below the image. Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834 - 1890) is recognized for his colossal statues, including one of Queen Victoria, executed in marble (1869) for Windsor Castle, the monument of the duke of Kent in St. George's Chapel, the statue of Carlyle on the Thames embankment at Chelsea, and the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner. Boehm is also listed as a British exhibitor in the Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Centennial International Exhibition at Melbourne, 1888 (p111).The Young Bull and Herdsman was acquired by the Melbourne Art Gallery and Museum and was then gifted to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, where it is today outside the RASV offices in the show grounds.Unsigned, with a small circular mark roughly at center of drawing, and a closed tear through the caption, but not affecting the drawing; mounted on an album page. 9 3/4 x 8 1/2".

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        Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

      New York: The Century Co, 1888. First edition. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. [iv], 186, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small folio (12 x 9-3/4 inches). Pictorial brown bevelled cloth stamped in brown and gold on upper cover, a.e.g. Light wear to spine ends, small bump to edge of lower cover, elese near fine. Remington, Frederick. First edition. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. [iv], 186, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small folio (12 x 9-3/4 inches). Dykes 956; Howes R432; Adams, Herd 1951

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        ALBUM DE CLICHÉS, Electrotypes, Kupferniedschläge... Containing The Illustrations Published In The Different Books And Catalogues Of...

      Paris: Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie: , 1888. Paris: Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie 1888. Second Edition. This thick catalogue assembles the vast collection of wood-engraved illustrations used by the Vilmorin-Andrieux firm in their seed catalogues and other publications. Electrotype printing blocks for all the images depicted could be ordered from the firm for use in illustrating retail seed and nursery catalogues. Instructions for ordering these are printed at the front in French, English and German. The numbered illustrations are printed on one side of the sheet only, "the other is intended for the illustrations which we may publish in the future and copies of which will be sent to all the purchasers of this album, to be pasted on the blank side corresponding to the numbers." Altogether at least 4000 images are included, the majority of which are devoted to flowers, although vegetables, herbs, trees, fruits, grasses, garden implements, etc. are also shown. The illustrations are accompanied by descriptions in French, English and German, and by prices in francs and sterling. OCLC gives only two North American locations for this edition and none for the first edition. 4to (27.2 x 21.7 cm); vi + 344 (+ xxiv index) + 345-744 pp. with over 4000 wood-engraved illustrations. Original cloth; covers heavily spotted, wear and tear to spine, with inner hinges reinforced; interior clean and tight.

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt 1888 - Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. First edition. One of 1,000 copies. Paper covered boards, with an illustration by Hood to the front board in black, decoratively lettered in red. An excellent copy, with some light rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, a few tiny chips to the spine head, a few spots of light soiling to the otherwise bright boards, minor crease to the rear board, tiny split to the paper hinge inside the front cover, otherwise tight and sturdy binding with bright and clean pages. Overall, a lovely and unsophisticated copy of an extremely fragile book. Housed in a custom folding box. Mason 313. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales and fables, including "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket." Although they are primarily geared toward children, the stories in this volume are laden with Wilde's signature wit and have a melancholy and sometimes sarcastic undertone. This volume is beautifully illustrated in black and white by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Specifically, Crane illustrated the full-page plates (including the frontispiece), and Hood created the in-text illustrations for the chapter headings and the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La cuisine classique

      1888. relié. Bon état. Paris, E. Dentu, Editeur, 1888. 2 volumes In-4, demi-basane verte, dos lisses à filets titres et fleurons dorés, T.I - LXIV pp., 433 pp. , 1 f. n. ch. ; T. II - 2 ff. n. ch., 539 pp. 8è édition. Petits frottements sur les mors ; mors du tome 2 ouvert sur 3 cm, une page restaurée. Feuillets très frais, bel exemplaire. Cette édition est illustrée d?'un frontispice et de 76 planches gravées h.-texte. Vicaire, 290 ; Bitting, p. 132. Urbain Dubois,1818 /1901, cuisinier français connu surtout pour ses ouvrages, devenus des classiques de l'art culinaire. Après avoir fait son apprentissage au sein de la famille Rothschild, il travaille successivement dans trois grands établissements parisiens : le café Tortoni, le café Anglais, tenu par Adolphe Dugléré, et le Rocher de Cancale. Il sert ensuite en Russie dans la maison du prince Alexeï Fedorovitch Orlov, à qui il dédie notamment sa recette du « veau Orlov », puis il devient chef de bouche de la maison de Guillaume Ier, roi de Prusse et empereur d'Allemagne.

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      Lapi Città di Castello 1888 -1890 1910 3 in cart. con dorso iin pelle., cm 31,5x23,5, pp 214+328+164, tavv. e ill. a col. e b / n..

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      Paris: E. Dentu, 1888. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1888, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Binding to bradel half percaline chocolate corners, smooth back, part of title black sheepskin, flat marbled paper. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed and dated by the author to his friend Eugene Marchal. Beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline chocolat à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre de basane noire, plats de papier marbré. Rare et précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Louise Michel à son ami Eugène Marchal. Bel exemplaire.

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        Untersuchungen über die vergleichende Anatome des Gehirns

      Frankfurt: Diesterweg, 1888-1903. Edinger, Ludwig (1855-1918). Untersuchungen über die vergleichende Anatome des Gehirns. 1. Das Vorderhirn. 2. Das Zwischenhirn, erster Teil [all published]. 3. Neue Studien über das Vorderhirn der Reptilien. 4. Studien über das Zwischenhirn der Reptilien. 5. Untersuchungen über das Vorderhirn der Vögel. 5 parts in one volume, variously paginated. 23 chromolithographed plates. Frankfurt: Moritz Diesterweg, 1888-1903. 290 x 220 mm. Modern cloth, original back wrappers present for parts 1 and 4, original front wrapper present for part 5. Some toning and chipping due to acidic paper, small dampstain in lower inner corner, light soiling and a few small marginal tears to plates, but overall good to very good. Embossed library stamp on one part-title. First Edition. Edinger was the founder of comparative neuroanatomy. At the end of the 19th century he completed the first comparative survey of the microscopic anatomy of vertebrate brains, some of the results of which are contained in the present five-part series. ?Topics dealt with include the forebrain in fish, amphibians and reptiles, the diencephalon in cartilaginous fishes, amphibians and reptiles, and in collaboration with Adolf Wallenberg (1862-1949), the forebrain in birds? (Patton, p. 38).?Edinger found that the lower parts of the brain (brain stem) in all vertebrates have a similar structure and are responsible for elementary, life-supporting functions such as respiration, blood pressure, hunger and thirst, whereas the higher parts of the brain (diencephalon, telencephalon) are built very differently depending on the abilities of the relevant species, e.g. their olfactory, visual and acoustic perception, motor functions, recognition and memory. He was wise enough, however, not to extend these comparative studies of structure and function to humans, rightly claiming that methods to investigate the finer structure of this part of the brain were not yet available? (New Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Patton, ?Ludwig Edinger: The vertebrate series and comparative neuroanatomy,? Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives 24 (2015): 26-57.

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        Portefeuille économique des machines, de l’outillage et du matériel relatifs à la construction, aux chemins de fer, aux routes, aux mines, à la navigation, à la télégraphie, etc. 14 années : 1866 à 1869 ; 1876 ; 1877 ; 1880 à 1887.

      Dunod ; E. Lacroix 1888 - 14 volumes in-folio, demi-toile, plats imp. Chaque volume : table annuelle, 12 livraisons, ch. près de 140 pp. & 50 à 60 planches, certaines doubles, l’ensemble sur onglet, texte sur 2 colonnes. Rare réunion de revue mensuelle publiée de 1856 à 1914.Charles Oppermann, entrepreneur de travaux publics, fut un infatigable éditeur de revues consacrées aux dernières nouveautés techniques. Il dirigeait également les Nouvelles annales de la construction, l'Album pratique de l'art industriel et Nouvelles annales d'agriculture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - PERRAULT,CHARLES. PERRAULT'S POPULAR TALES edited by Andrew Lang. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1888. Small 4to, vellum backed cloth, 153p., near fine. 1st ed., large paper copy. The introduction by Lang has a biography of Perrualt which is followed by an analysis of each fairy tale. The second part of the book reprints the 1697 Paris edition of Perrualt. Illus. with 2 engraved frontispieces (one for each part). Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buffalo Bill, Michael Faraday, Sarah Bernhardt, Kate Greenaway, Lilley Langtry and over 250 other notables signed this British 19th Century Autograph and Photograph Album

      various, c. 1870s - 1880s. 8" x 9.5". "Autograph Album, 95 sheets, 8"" x 9.5"". Brown leather boards, marbled endpapers, worn at edges and spine as would be expected. Calling card of W.K. Kearsley affixed to front free-endpaper. Signed mostly on the pages, a few affixed, dated mostly 1870s and 1880s.Includes: ""W.F. Cody / Buffalo Bill / 1888,"" scientist Michael Faraday, actress Sarah Bernhardt, Victorian actors Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, Madge Kendall, E.A. Sothern, and Lillie Langtry, soprano Adelina Patti, author-illustrator Kate Greenaway, Salisbury (Prime Minister), novelist Walter Besant, actor ""Frank I. Frayne / The Dead Shot"" probably in 1879 (during a performance in Cincinnati in 1881, 25-year-old actress Annie Von Behren was shot in the head and killed by 18-year-old Frayne, when he pointed a rifle at her and it accidentally discharged). Among the others who signed the autograph album were Members of Parliament, religious leaders, composers, and members of the Japanese Embassy in Manchester (newspaper articles present). Also 17 carte-de-visite sized photographs. Fine collection."

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        The Life of P T Barnum Written by himself, Including his Golden Rules for Money Making Bought up to 1888

      Buffalo, The Courier Company. 1888., 1888. FIRST EDITION: Publisher's original brown cloth with black and gilt titles to spine. Portrait frontispiece and numerous full page illustrations. INSCRIBED by the author "To my old friend W.H. Devens and his happy family with my best wishes" in black ink to front free end paper. An exceptionally clean, bright, fine copy.

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      CHARPENTIER - HEBERT L. 1888 - RO20188089: 11 TOMES: 362 + 366 + 462 + 416 + 426 + 382 + 345 + 382 + 416 pages + III + 340 pages + 372 pages - nombreuses grauvures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente - ouvrage desolidarisé, dos fendu sur le tome II, Poesie 2 - dos fendu sur sur le tome III - dos fendu sur tome IX - frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente "oeuvres posthumes" et "biographie de Alfred de Musset par Paul de Musset. Edition ornée de 28 gravures d'après les dessins de M. Bida, d'un portrait gravé par M. Flameng d'après l'original de M. Landelle et accompagnée d'une notice sur Alfred de Musset, par son frère - TOME I et II. Poesies - TOME III, IV et V. Comedies - TOME VI et VII. Nouvelles et contes - TOME VIII. Confession d'un enfant du siecle - oeuvres posthumes de Alfred de Musset, portrait d'Alfred de Musset - Biographie de Alfred de Musset sa vie et ses oeuvres par Paul de Musset. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 841-Poésie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION.

      Macmillan & Co. London. 1888 first edition - Two volumes. Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Both in green cloth with green printed banding to top and bottom of front boards and spines. Gilt lettering to spines. Pages rough cut - some remain un-cut. Slipcase with morrocco leather & gilt spine label. 247 + 212 +4pp (cat.) In very good conditions. Corners are bumped, and some rubbing to edges of spines. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Slipcase very good, a little rubbed at bottom and corners with some very slight fading to spine else excellent. Both endpapers have gilt & leather owners labels to endpapers "Ex Libris, Blairhame", also with original bookseller labels "Frederick H. Hutt. London." to corners of endpapers. Further description: Both volumes are mildly cocked. Covers and Spines. present mild, rubbing and darkening. Several short and mild wrinkles to cloth of Front Cover Vol. 1. Foxing to prelims. Several edges trimmed short. Text clean and bright with firm, un-cracked hinges. A delightful copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 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. Bound in original Publisher's Green cloth. Horizontal imprinted lines to front cover. Gilt tiled spines. Publisher's imprinted device to rear covers. Housed in Custom Slipcase with gilt titled Morocco label and further in custom chemise. Hardy's first and most notable collection of stories. This copy provenance: "The Blair Copy-from the collection of notable book collector, Natalie K. Blair, who used the name of her sprawling New York estate, Blairhame, on her bookplate which is laid-on to the front pastedown of this copy. A voracious and knowledgeable bibliophile, Mrs. Blair was renowned for acquiring only the finest copies of the 19th century British Titles which she wished to add to her collection."

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        [Large Cabinet Photograph]: Girls' Chemistry Class 1888

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

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        The Royal Kalender and Court and City Register for England, Scotland and the Colonies for the Year 1889

      London: W.H. Allen, 1888. Thick 12mo. Contemporary red morocco. In quarter red morocco slipcase and chemise. Thick 12mo. Fore-edge of Hampton Court Palace.

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        Toute la lyre

      first edition.Binders half red shagreen, back with five nerves set with black nets decorated with golden florets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binders of the time.Some small minor foxing.Provenance: Library of Jules Félix Louis Gastinger with his bookplate pasted on contreplats.Nice set of complete well troisème volume. Jules Hetzel & Cie & Maison Quantin Paris 1888-1893 14x23cm 3 volumes reliés

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