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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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        Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government.

      A.C. Armstrong, New York. 1888 - Second edition. No translator given. Royal octavo. pp xii, 542. 14 tissue-guarded wood-engravings and 6 mounted photographs; three maps, two of them folding. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt. The first part of the book describes the country's physiography including chapters on the flora and fauna, and the second half is on the Japanese people, with a brief account of their history, civilisation, and social condition.Corners and lower edges of covers rubbed. Spine professionally repairing preserving the original cloth. Inner hinges reinforced. Maps repaired and reinforced at folds. Very good. [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., index,map, 8 appendices, 38 color & b.w. illustrations, marginalstain pages 165-194 & 416-17 text unaffected, lower edge bitrubbed, else bright copy of a very RARE book. 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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        Musical Instruments Historic, Rare and Unique. Leather bound Limited Edition

      Adam & Charles Black, London 1888 - 107pp + plates. Illustrated with 50 chromolithograph plates by William Gibb. Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some light spotting within. Aeg Red three-quarter leather cover with cream/gilt boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1888 París. 1888. Con marco (40X35), Sin marco (25X21). Carta Original escrita por la Reina II de Borbón al General Camilo Polavieja (Genaral conocido por su escalada desde soldado raso) con Orla Real muy bella. La carta se puede visualizar por las dos partes (fotos). Raríssimo. Ref P.W. 7.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Como Nuevo.

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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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        [Collection of major works, uniformly bound.]

      London: John Murray [or] Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1888?-91. 13 works bound in 16 volumes, octavo (183 x 118 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown full calf, decorative gilt spines, twin black morocco labels, two-line gilt border on sides, blind roll-tool turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. Plates, maps and diagrams. Contemporary armorial bookplate on front pastedowns of Arthur Humbert, co-founder of the renowned sherry winery Bodegas Williams & Humbert; scattered foxing. A very attractive set. The set comprises: The Origin of Species. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections (34th Thousand). 2 volumes, 1890. Not in Freeman; A Naturalist's Voyage: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' round the World. New Edition. 1890. Freeman 58; Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America visited during the Voyage of H. M. S. 'Beagle'. Third Edition. 1891. Freeman 282; The Structure and Distribution of Corals Reefs. Third Edition with an Appendix by Prof. T. G. Bonney. 1889. Freeman 277; The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects. Second Edition, Revised (Fifth Thousand). 1890. Freeman 810; The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants. Fifth Thousand. 1891. Freeman 846; The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Second Edition, revised (Seventh Thousand). 2 volums. 1890. Freeman 890; The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented (22nd Thousand). 2 volumes. 1888. Freeman 965; The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Second Edition. Edited by Francis Darwin. 1890. Freeman 1146; Insectivorous Plants. Second Edition. Revised by Francis Darwin. 1888. Freeman 1225; The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. Second Edition. 1888. Freeman 1254; The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. Third Edition. 1888. Freeman 1283; The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits. Eleventh Thousand (Corrected). 1888. Freeman 1373. It is most uncommon to find a set of Darwin's major works in a handsome uniform period binding.

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        Carta en que se describen unas cacerías memorables en la Villa de Trigueros y se copian varias Cédulas de los Reyes Católicos sobre los cazadores del Lomo del Grullo

      A. Resuche, impresor, Sevilla 1888 - 40 p. ; 23x17 cms. Tirada de 50 ejemplares. Ejemplar dedicado a D. José Toribio Medina. Encuadernado sin cubiertas originales (A-77-R) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Harar. Forschungsreise nach den Somal- und Galla-Ländern Ost-Afrikas. Mit 50 Abbildungen, 1 Tafel und 2 Karten.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1888.. EA. 8°. IX u. 557 S. m. Titelbild u. Transparentschutzblatt. Namen- u. Sachregister. Abb. a. Tafeln u. i. Text. 2 eingefaltete Übersichtskarten (eine zweifarbig) in Einbandtasche, 2 (!) eingefaltete Abbildungstafeln. Ill. O-Leinen m. Goldpr. u. marmoriertem Schnitt. Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben. Sehr gutes Exemplar..

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        An Investigation of the Principles of Athenian Architecture : Or, the Results of a Survey Conducted Chiefly with Reference to the Optical Refinements Exhibited in the Construction of the Ancient Buildings At Athens

      London ; New York : MacMillan, 1888-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant folio. xii, 128 pages. New and Enlarged edition. Collated. Complete with all forty-seven engraved plates (including frontispiece; five plates are in color). Bound in quarter red modern leather over publisher’s green cloth cover. Gilt lettering to front boards. Fine binding and cover. Gift inscription on FEP from Sol(omon) and Hilda Stroock. Clean, unmarked pages. ABPC 1971; Blackmer 1283-referencing 1851 edition. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. "Francis Cranmer Penrose was the first Director of the British School at Athens. The son of a clergyman, he trained as an architect under Edward Blore before studying mathematics at Cambridge. He first visited Athens in 1845 (when he painted some of the watercolours in the exhibition) to study the architecture as a "Travelling Bachelor" of Cambridge University. With the support of Charles Cockerell and the Society of Dilettanti, he returned to carry out a detailed measurement of the Parthenon and the other monuments, which he published in his "An investigation of the Principles of Athenian Architecture." He was appointed "Surveyor to the Fabric" of St Paul's Cathedral in London (that is, architect responsible for the completion and maintenance of the building) in 1852, and retained this post until he retired, in his 80th year, in 1897. He was an excellent painter of watercolours, being taught the art by Peter de Wint, and also a keen astronomer

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        The Phantom Future

      London: Richard Bentley. 1888, 1888. First Edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. Bound in gorgeous half blue morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf with attractive fin de siecle tooling in gilt to spines. Top edge gilt. Clean, crisp and beautiful. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and bright. A beautiful copy of this novel of Bohemian student life.

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        The Various Contrivances By Which Orchids are Fertilised By Insects

      John Murray, UK 1888 - Second Edition 1888. 4th Thousand. Book is very good++ and very bright. In Original green cloth with light rubbing to edges. Very bright boards. Book is very strong and tightly bound. Small lightened mark to front bottom corner. Nice clean contents. Becoming very un-common in such bright tight condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CANTOS Y BAILES POPULARES DE ESPAÑA. Galicia. Valencia. Murcia.

      - Madrid, A. Romero, 1888, 20x29, 3 volúmenes: XXII-80 págs. XXII-60 págs. XXII-84 págs. Los 3 tomos con música impresa. Encuadernados en holandesa de época con las lomeras en piel. (56162).

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        â€œColored Voters at Newport News” Original Scarce Broadside [Black Americana]

      Newport News, Virginia: Newport News, Virginia, 1888. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Ephemera) “Colored Voters at Newport News” Original Scarce Broadside, circa 1888. First Edition. Measures 24 x 12.5 inches. Wear to fold marks with some chips. Toning. Edge wear with some chips and tears. Very scarce! Good condition. An interesting example of the 15th Amendment/voting rights in Virginia when the South saw the rise of Jim Crow laws in the 1880s-90s.

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        [North-West Mounted Police] Early Member of North-West Mounted Police in Patrol Jacket

      Napanee, Ontario: J. S. Julett, Napanee, Ontario. [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original image: 8 7 / 16" X 6 3 / 8". [North-West Mounted Police] Unidentified member of North-West Mounted Police. Wearing what appears to be a blue undress patrol jacket with an ?Imperial Service Solar helmet & Sergeant's sword. Ca. 1888..

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        Rocky Mountain Scenery. A Brief Description of Prominent Places of Interest Along the Line of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad

      Press of the American Bank Note Company, New York 1888 - Oblong 8vo. 80pp. 12 Albertype photographic plate images by the Forbes Co. Boston. Illustrated. Dark brown pebble cloth hardcover with gilt illustrated title and "Denver & Rio Grande R R Scenic Line of the World" seal on front board. Repaired. New brown cloth backstrip. Front and rear end sheets replaced. Hinges repaired. Cloth worn and lightly spotted lower half of front board. Cloth on rear board lightly spotted and worn. 8 of the plate images were taken by W Jackson, famous Western photographer. Views include Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, Marshall Pass and many others. Several illustrated advertisements. Presentation copy: Inscribed "To The Hon. J. Russell Jones with kind regards of James Gorant (sp?), Secretary of the Guarantee Co. of N. America Chicago 2 of 9/88." Jones was President of the West Side Rail Way in Chicago. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1888 - MAUPASSANT, Guy de. LE ROSIER DE MADAME HUSSON. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: Maison Quantin, 1888. Quarto. [vi]40pp. First edition. #56 of 1000 on Velin du Marais, out of 1050 copies. With two etchings by E. Abot after Jules Despres. Each text page decorated with illustrations by Habert-Dys. Illustrated wrappers bound-in. Carteret calls it "rare edition originale et premier tirage tres cote en grand papier" (rare first edition and first printing, highly desirable, on large paper). (Carteret 1946, p. 271.) Bound by Stikeman in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards. Spine intricately gilt in compartments. T.e.g. Minor toning and faint rubbing to hinges, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt,, 1888. Quarto. Original Japanese vellum over bevelled boards, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in red with design in black by Jacomb Hood, untrimmed; housed in a custom-made purple cloth chemise and purple quarter morocco slipcase, gilt ruled spine. Title page printed in red and black, 3 plates after Walter Crane (in two states), head and tail-pieces and decorations by Jacomb Hood. Discreet book labels of David & Lulu Borowitz and J. O. Edwards inside chemise; binding lightly soiled and toned, foxing to endpapers, front joint a little shaken, rear hinge split but firm, otherwise a very good copy of a fragile book. First and limited edition of 75 numbered large paper copies signed by both Wilde and the publisher. A handsomely produced book that includes the stories 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'the Remarkable Rocket'. "[Wilde's] reputation as an author dated from the publication of the Happy Prince and Other Tales in London in May 1888. The Athenaeum compared him to Hans Christian Andersen, and Pater wrote to say that 'The Selfish Giant' was 'perfect in its kind,' and the whole book written in 'pure English' - a wonderful compliment" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, 1987, p. 282).

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        Largest Known Photograph of Benjamin Harrison, probably signed as President

      n.p., n.d.. 16" x 21.5". "Photograph Signed ""Benj Harrison"" on the mat. Sepia, 10"" x 15.5"" image, overall 16"" x 21.5"". In lower right corner on photographic image in white: ""Copyright 1888. / by / Geo. Prince / No. II"" Fine condition.Benjamin Harrison was elected 23rd President of the United States on November 6, 1888. ""The Washington Post"" reported on November 28, 1888: ""George Prince, the photographer, of this city, made a large photograph of General Harrison in Indianapolis yesterday."" The studio of George Prince was located near the White House on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street.President-elect Benjamin Harrison arrived in Washington, D.C., on February 26, 1889, six days before his inauguration. He most probably signed the photograph here offered sometime after his March 4, 1889 inauguration."

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        The Writings of Whittier. The works include: Margaret Smith's Journal, Anti-Slavery Poems, Songs of Labour, etc

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1888., 1888. LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION to 400 copies of which this is No 243. With "tipped-in" AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED to F.J. Garrison, requesting a copy of the Atlantic Monthly which contains "St. Martin's Summer", "The Dead Heart of the Kol Folk" and "The Minister's Daughter". 7 volumes; 8vo. A beautiful set finely bound in brown half morocco with blue title labels, gilt titles and raised bands to spines; marbled boards; edges untrimmed. Portrait frontispieces.

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        Lengthy autograph endorsement and a note signed ("L. P.") on a letter from Dr. G. Rauch.

      Lisbon, 8. IX. 1888. - Small folio (267 x 210 mm). 3 pp. In the present letter, Dr. Rauch requests permission to visit Pasteur's laboratories to examine the discoveries made by one M. Gamaleia in hopes of making a contribution to his work and that of Pasteur. Rauch explains he has had extensive experience with diseases in warm countries, citing two cholera epidemics in Toulon and Algeria and proceeds to list his medical qualifications. He notes he would particularly like to participate in M. Gamaleia s experiments in the endemic field and feels confident that the Minister of the Navy will release him to do so, if accepted. At the foot of the third page of the letter, Pasteur replies in full from Arbois on 12 September 1888: "Honored Sir and Doctor, As soon as Monsieur Gamaleia has returned to Paris I will hasten to communicate your interesting letter to him. The latter is dated from Lisbon; are you returning on the Brest route, and when? Would you be able to come and see me on your way to Paris where I would perhaps have already returned? We could talk without too much inconvenience to you, about your wishes. Yours truly, L. P." (transl.). A further note in Pasteur's hand is found at the head of the first page of the letter: "To be shown to M. Gamaleia as soon as he arrives. L. P. 12 September 1888". - A fine letter demonstrating Pasteur s great willingness for collaboration between doctors and scientists.

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        Geschichte Friedrichs des Großen - (mit einem beigebunden Orginal-Brief Friedrichs des Großen an Generalmajor von Fouque),

      . Das vorliegende Buch stammt wie aus einem Eintrag auf dem Vorsatzblatt hervorgeht, aus dem Nachlass des Malers W. Riefstahl (t 1888). Beigebunden ist dem Werk ein privater Original-Brief König Friedrichs II. an Generalmajor von Fouque von 1748. Fouque war zu dieser Zeit Chef des Regiments "Bredow zu Fuß". Fouque zeichnete sich im Siebenjährigen Krieg aus, geriet aber in Gefangenschaft. Sein Leben wurde ausführlich von seinem Enkel, dem Schriftsteller Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, beschrieben. Leipzig, Verlag der Weber'schen Buchhandlung, 1840, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband (Bibliothekseinband), 625 + VIII Seiten, Zeichnungen von Adolph Menzel im Text, Rücken leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (AB).

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      C.B. Bagley, Printer, 1888, 1888. 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" in brown printed boards with title in silver. 83 pp., errata. Pioneer Arthur A. Denny writes about the early days of Seattle as he remembers cabins and sawmills, steamboats on the Sound, Indians, soldiers and settlers. Denny was the leading founder of the town of Seattle. In 1851 he left Illinois and migrated westward with his family and acquaintances, intending to settle in the Willamette Valley. Hearing about the area around Puget Sound, the Denny Party sailed from Portland, landed at Alki Point in November 1851, and four months later staked claim to land along the eastern shore of Elliott Bay, in what would become the city of Seattle. A surveyor by trade, Denny helped lay out the real estate that formed a large part of the pioneer economy. He served as postmaster, merchant, banker, and legislator. Over the course of his life, Denny witnessed or participated in most of the key events in early Seattle history to include the founding in 1851-52, the Indians’ attack on Seattle in 1856, the creation and siting of the University of Washington in the early 1860s, the courtship of railroad companies during the 1870s, and the labor unrest and anti-Chinese movement of the 1880s. In 1843 Denny married Mary Ann Boren, and together they had six children. Mary Ann Denny neatly wrote on the rear free endpaper, “Mrs. Dullie Miller from Mrs. Mary A. Denny, June 11, 1905." A fine copy.

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