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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. The Lea and Dove Edition, Being the 100th Edition.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888.Being a discourse of rivers fish - ponds fish and fishing by Izaak Walton and Instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton. Containing a reprint of The Chronicle of the Compleat Angler by T. Westwood and T. Satchell (bibliography of editions and imitations). 2 volumes, complete set, 1888, EDITION LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY R. B. MARSTON, OF WHICH THIS IS No. 187, 4to, approximately 295 x 225 mm, 11½ x 8¾ inches, portrait frontispiece of Izaak Walton to Volume I, another of Charles Cotton to Volume II, title pages printed red and black, 27 full page photogravures of views on the Lea by P. H. Emerson, 25 of views on the Dove, Wye etc. by George Bankart, all with captioned tissue guards, plus 103 woodcuts in the text, pages: c, (20), 118; 119 - 357 including index, bound in original publisher's half green morocco over dark green cloth sides with gilt monogram to upper cover, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Spines darkened and rubbed, small scrapes to some corners, 2 very small scrapes to top of spine on both volumes, tiny crack at top of upper hinge on Volume II, slight rubbing to some raised bands, minute nick to cloth on fore - edge of Volume I, a few minor marks to cloth, free endpapers, half - title and reverse of frontispieces faintly foxed, edges of frontispieces and edges of most plates lightly browned or lightly foxed, a couple of tiny very faint fox spots on 2 images, occasionally a little faint foxing to pages next to plates, some untrimmed page edges slightly dusty, otherwise contents clean and bright, bindings tight and firm. A good set. This is the 100th edition, the first illustrated by the photographs of P. H. Emerson. Born in Cuba, Peter Henry Emerson (1856 - 1936) spent his early childhood in America, coming to England for his education. He became a doctor in England but gave up this career in order to devote himself to writing and photography, having been an amateur since 1882. In reaction against the stagnant artificialities of conventional salon photography, Emerson founded the 'school' of naturalistic photography. He published seven photographically illustrated books of landscapes in limited editions with platinotypes or photo - etchings. (See Gernsheim, History of Photography, pages 456 - 60). 'Emerson stressed the importance of natural settings and spontaneous poses, and opposed artificial studio setups or excessively contrived combination prints. He also advocated focusing sharply on the central object in a scene, with the other planes of the picture slightly out of focus... In 1885 Emerson exploded onto the photographic scene. With his pictures on display and winning prizes everywhere, he avidly engaged in writing, lecturing, and publishing to support and explain his theories, showing a talent for virulent diatribe against the opposition.'. (See Witkin and London, The Photograph Collector's Guide p. 130). HEAVY BOOKS WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres économiques et philosophiques

      Frankfurt & Paris: Joseph Baer & Cie; Jules Peelman & Cie,, 1888. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Boards rubbed and slightly bowed, tips a little worn, small ink stamp to title page. A very good copy. First collected edition of Quesnay's economic works, with an introduction and notes by Auguste Oncken.

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        [Collection of 66 German color Fashion Plates from the 1880s, from Specialitees en Mode, Der Bazar, Le Moniteur Universel des Modes de Paris, etc , most in color]

      Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna, [etc.], 1888. 66 colored plates (many folding), 10 black and white plates. 1 vols. Folio. Later red cloth. A few short tears and minor traces of old soiling. Generally Very Good. Chiefly ladies fashion, with among others, two interesting plates of sporting fashions: a coaching scene of two young ladies with a long whip, and an angling scene of two ladies with rod and net landing a fish.

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        A Guide Book to San Francisco

      The Bancroft Company, San Francisco 1888 - First Edition. 12mo. 60 pp; [6] pp advertisements at rear. Table of Contents. 6 maps show downtown San Francisco, country districts north & south of the city, a color map of Chinatown, Oakland and a bird's eye view of San Francisco; 1 folding map of central San Francisco with a legend. Brown cloth with white paper title label affixed to front board; floral endpapers. A near fine copy of a scarce title (light wear to extremities). Hittell came to California during the Gold Rush to work as a miner prior to his move to San Francisco where he became one of the editorial writers of the Alta California newspaper. He was soon recognized as an authority in matters relating to the industries and resources of California. During his career he wrote and published many books, mostly on the history riches of the state. Includes Golden Gate Park; Chinatown; the Cliff House; cemetaries; Nob Hill and much more. (Rocq 9820). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tent Life in Tiger Land and Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier. Being Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District

      Sydney and Brisbane: A. Hutchison & Son, 1888. First edition. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 21 plates, 4 engravings within the text. 690 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, upper board and spine with vignettes in gilt and black. Neatly recased. Inscribed Inscribed on back of frontispiece, "To the dear friend whose memory is ever fresh in the hearts of her Australian friends, and for whom the author wishes everty happiness. With very kind regards. J.M. Inglis Sydney N.S.W. Xmas 1890".

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        Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. In Gemeinschaft mit Hermann Diels, Wilhelm Dilthey, Benno Erdmann und Eduard Zeller herausgegeben von Ludwig Stein.

      Berlin, Reimer (später Walter de Gruyter), 1888-1998.. Bände 1-80 in 80 Bänden. 8°. Leineneinbände und Halbleineneinbbände.. ISSN: 0003-9101. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Einige Buchrücken farblich abweichend und bei 5 Bänden 1 Gelenk angebrochen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Mondaine

      Charpentier & Cie 1888 - - Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1888, 12x19cm, relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original edition on the current paper. Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth back, as part of black morocco, first retained cover plate, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot. Precious autograph signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, friendly memory." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Rides and Studies in the Canary Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1888. xx, 365 pp., Illustrated with several b/w photographic plates, and in text line drawings. Brown illustrated cloth boards slightly rubbed, corners bumped, some foxing to f.e.ps and end papers. Some very slight sporadic foxing internally Uncommon title. . Very Good. Publisher's Cloth. 1888. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Base-Ball: How to Become a Player; With the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game

      Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street, 1888. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gold and black. Very good (some wear to extremities), in brown morocco-backed drop box. Rare and Important Early Baseball Book Smith, "Booklet of history and technique by a noted player and force behind the formation of 'The Brotherhood.' " Ward was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base ball Players which was the first players' Union.

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. The Lea and Dove Edition, Being the 100th Edition

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888.. Being a discourse of rivers fish-ponds fish and fishing by Izaak Walton and Instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton. Containing a reprint of The Chronicle of the Compleat Angler by T. Westwood and T. Satchell (bibliography of editions and imitations). 2 volumes, complete set, 1888, EDITION LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY R. B. MARSTON, OF WHICH THIS IS No. 187, 4to, approximately 295 x 225 mm, 11½ x 8¾ inches, portrait frontispiece of Izaak Walton to Volume I, another of Charles Cotton to Volume II, title pages printed red and black, 27 full page photogravures of views on the Lea by P. H. Emerson, 25 of views on the Dove, Wye etc. by George Bankart, all with captioned tissue guards, plus 103 woodcuts in the text, pages: c, (20), 118; 119-357 including index, bound in original publisher's half green morocco over dark green cloth sides with gilt monogram to upper cover, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Spines darkened and rubbed, small scrapes to some corners, 2 very small scrapes to top of spine on both volumes, tiny crack at top of upper hinge on Volume II, slight rubbing to some raised bands, minute nick to cloth on fore-edge of Volume I, a few minor marks to cloth, free endpapers, half-title and reverse of frontispieces faintly foxed, edges of frontispieces and edges of most plates lightly browned or lightly foxed, a couple of tiny very faint fox spots on 2 images, occasionally a little faint foxing to pages next to plates, some untrimmed page edges slightly dusty, otherwise contents clean and bright, bindings tight and firm. A good set. This is the 100th edition, the first illustrated by the photographs of P. H. Emerson. Born in Cuba, Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936) spent his early childhood in America, coming to England for his education. He became a doctor in England but gave up this career in order to devote himself to writing and photography, having been an amateur since 1882. In reaction against the stagnant artificialities of conventional salon photography, Emerson founded the 'school' of naturalistic photography. He published seven photographically illustrated books of landscapes in limited editions with platinotypes or photo-etchings. (See Gernsheim, History of Photography, pages 456-60). 'Emerson stressed the importance of natural settings and spontaneous poses, and opposed artificial studio setups or excessively contrived combination prints. He also advocated focusing sharply on the central object in a scene, with the other planes of the picture slightly out of focus... In 1885 Emerson exploded onto the photographic scene. With his pictures on display and winning prizes everywhere, he avidly engaged in writing, lecturing, and publishing to support and explain his theories, showing a talent for virulent diatribe against the opposition.'. (See Witkin and London, The Photograph Collector's Guide p. 130). HEAVY BOOKS WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Japanischer Formenschatz. 24 Hefte in 4 Bänden.

      Leipzig: Seemann; 1888 ff.4°. Mit Illustrationen im Text und zahlreichen ill. Tafeln, davon die meisten in Farbe, einige Falttafeln. Dekoratives Hln. Kanten etw. bestossen und berieben bzw. teils kratzspurig. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Sonst sauber und sehr gut. Es erschienen insg. 36 Hefte der Reihe. - Hier folgende Bände: 1. Band: Heft I - VI. - 2. Band: Heft VII - XII. - 5. Band: Heft XXV - XXX. - 6. Band: Heft XXXI - XVI. - Die Erläuterungen zu den Tafeln sind vorangestellt; die jeweils sechs Farbendruck - Umschläge der Hefte wurden stets an das Ende eingebunden. - Der in Hamburg geborene Kunsthändler Bing eröffnete mit dieser Publikation den Zugang zu der in Europa bis dahin weitestgehend unbekannten japanischen Kunst. Zu der deutschen Ausgabe erschien zeitgleich eine französische unter dem Titel "Le Japon artistiques". Deutsch

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. auf Visitenkarte.

      O. O., 10. VII. 1888.. 1 S. Visitkartenformat.. Vier Takte mit unterlegtem Text "Hoch soll sie leben, hoch soll sie leben, dreimal hoch! auf seiner Visitenkarte. - Der Verehrer von Johannes Brahms und Gegner Richard Wagners war seit 1846 publizistisch tätig, schrieb zunächst als Musikreferent für die "Wiener Musikzeitung", dann die "Wiener Zeitung" und als Musikkritiker 1855-64 für "Die Presse", seit 1864 für die "Neue Freie Presse". Als Musikkritiker und Anhänger der Wiener Klassik übte er entscheidenden Einfluß auf das Wiener Musikleben aus.

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        THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIOR

      1888. HARTE, Bret. THE CRUSADE OF THE "EXCELSIOR". London: F. V. White & Co., [1888]. Sm. 8vo. pictorial blue cloth. First English Edition, with a two-page preface written for this edition. [BAL 7343]. Signed presentation from Harte on front endpaper: "Madame Van de Velde, from her friend, Bret Harte. London, February, 1888." Very Good. $850.00.

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        Famous Clyde Yachts

      London: Oatts & Rungman,, 1888. Folio. Bound in recent green half morocco retaining the original green boards, titles and illustration to front board gilt. 31 mounted chromolithographic plates. A few marks to boards, and occasional minor foxing to some plates and text pages, but overall a very good copy of this rare work with fine colour plates. First and only edition. The Royal Clyde Yacht Club was the biggest in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, larger even than the Solent Yacht Club, and Clyde yachts were world-famous as pioneers of the relatively new sport of yacht racing. This book reproduces in chromolithography a series of watercolours by Henry Shields RBA (1859?-1935) showing famous yachts or "white wings", mostly built 1880-87, with four boats built prior to 1880 included as notable precursors of the Clyde yacht boatbuilding style. Three of them (the "Genesta," "Galatea," and "Thistle") had made attempts to win the America's Cup.

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        Report on an Exploration in the Yukon district, N. W. T., and Adjacent Northern Portion of British Columbia. 1887 (Geological and natural history survey of Canada, Part B annual report, 1887)

      Montreal : Dawson Brothers 1888 - pp. 277, [3], vi; fold-out index map and three separate fold-out maps in rear holder; six sepia plates, seven line illustrations. Appendices: I. Notes on the distribution of trees and certain shrubs in the Yukon district and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia -- II. Notes on the Indian tribes of the Yukon district and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia -- III. List of plants collected by Dr. G.M. Dawson in the Yukon district and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia in 1887 -- IV. Zoology - list of diurnal Lepidoptera / by James Fletcher -- V. Notes on the lithological character of some of the rocks collected in the Yukon district and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia --VI. Meteorological observations --VII. Summary of astronomical observations by Dr. G.M. Dawson, employed in the construction of the map accompanying this report. Ex-Boston Society of Natural History, S H Scudder Library reference copy, and is a gift from the former president of the society, Samuel Hubbard Scudder in 1903. This fact is shown on the presentation bookplate to front paste-down. Quarto hardcover in black cloth rebinding with original printed card covers bound-in; gilt spine lettering. 'Boston Society of Natural History' lettering embossed on front card cover, and each plate has a small oval embossed stamp of the society. Lower end of spine has a white octagon label stating 'TNA D2'. Very good condition. Clean cloth with light bumps and rubs (no holes or frays) at spine ends and lower fore-corners; bright spine lettering; inner hinges split, but binding is very sturdy; tight text block with clean, near-crisp leaves; fold-out map is neat and crisp, but is fairly brittle with a few fold splits and a 4cm closed tear - the three separate fold-out maps at the rear are also neat and crisp, two also have a few fold splits, with the third appearing not to have any splits. A decent copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Uforsonlige. Skuespil i fire akter

      Kbh. 1888.. 8vo. 210 s. Dekorert originalbind. Pen! Rød

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        Works of Charles Dickens: Sterling Edition (Complete works) (27 Volume Set)

      Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1888 - 27 volume set. Sterling ed. Uniformly bound in publisher's blue cloth. 22 cm high. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Top edges gilt. Clean, unmarked pages. Includes: [v. 1-2] The personal history of David Copperfield.--[v. 4] The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. --[v. 5] Barnaby Rudge, pt. 1.--[v. 6] Barnaby Rudge, pt. 2 and The mystery of Edwin Drood.--[v. 7-8] Dombey and son.--[v. 9 ] Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. --[v. 11-12] Martin Chuzzlewit.--[v. 13] Christmas stories.--[v. 14] Christmas stories and reprinted pieces.--[v. 15-16] Little Dorrit.--[v. 17-18] Our mutual friend.--[v. 19-20] Bleak House.--[v. 21] Adventures of Oliver Twist.--[v. 22] Tale of two cities.-- --[v. 24] Holly-tree Inn and other stories.--[v. 25] American notes.--[v. 26-27] Old curiosity shop.--[v. 28] Sketches by Boz.--[v. 29] Pictures from Italy, Master Humphrey's clock and No thoroughfare.--[v. 30] Great expectations. Lacking: : [v. 3] The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club I.; . [v. 10] Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby II; [v. 23] Child's history of England. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888. The Lea and Dove (First Marston) Edition. No. 139 of 250 copies of the Royal Quarto Edition de Luxe, with Illustrations on India Paper, signed by R.B. Marston. Illustrated with 54 photogravures by Peter Henry Emerson and George Bankhart, and about 100 woodcuts laid in on India paper. 2 vols. Royal 4to. Reobund in quarter brown niger morocco, spines titled in gilt, original grass green cloth covers laid down on cloth, patterned endsheets, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Bookplate. Attractive set in a custom cloth slipcase. The Photographic 'Angler' by Emerson and Bankhart One of the most celebrated of photographically illustrated books, the "so-called 100th edition is a reissue of the first two parts of the fifth-edition of 1676, with the addition of a reprint of the 1883 edition of The Chronicle of the Complete Angler by Westwood and Satchell, and a list of Works referred to in The Compleat Angler after G.W. Bethune." (Coigney p.125). Of the 51 plates from photographs, 27 are by Emerson and the remainder by Bankhart. Emerson, the father of "naturalist photography," published his treatise by that title the following year, in which he advised photographers to imitate the effects of nature on the eye. Influenced by the Barbizon painters, he urged photographers to see the works of these and other "impressionists" then on view in London. As Coigney notes, "In recent years P.H. Emerson works have been in great demand by photography collectors, so many copies of this edition are in photographic collections and unfortunately many volumes have been destroyed by the extraction of Emerson's photogravures." All are present here in their breathtaking glory, as are all the rest of the illustrations.

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        Rectes Leucorhynchus, Gray (White-billed Wood-Shrike)

      London 1888 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented “Birds of Asia”. “The Birds of New Guinea” was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the “The Birds of New Guinea”, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's “Birds of Paradise” (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the “The Birds of New Guinea”, which, like the “Birds of Asia”, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Rectes Leucorhynchus, Gray", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. These birds, commonly called White-billed Wood-Shrikes, are expertly hand-colored and finely detailed. These birds have numerous shades of brown feathers covering their bodies and long tail-feathers. Both Wood-shrikes are perched on a tree branch, surrounded by lush, green foliage.

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        Kneass' Philadelphia Magazine for the Blind

      1888. BLIND PRINTING. Kneass' Philadelphia Magazine for the Blind. By Napoleon B. Kneass. Vol. XX11, No. 5. March 1, 1888. 16 leaves. Oblong 4to., 235 x 305 mm, bound in original printed wrappers. In a new cloth folding box. Philadelphia: N.B. Kneass Jr., 1888. |~||~||~||~||~| A beautifully preserved copy of this rare surviving issue of a nineteenth-century magazine for the blind that began publishing in 1867. Contains articles on Westminster Abbey; A Print for the Blind of China; The Elements Our Allies, by Emerson; The Tenor Morio, and Quills Utilized. The last four leaves are advertisements.

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        A Guide Book to San Francisco

      San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1888. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 12mo. 60 pp; [6] pp advertisements at rear. Table of Contents. 6 maps show downtown San Francisco, country districts north & south of the city, a color map of Chinatown, Oakland and a bird's eye view of San Francisco; 1 folding map of central San Francisco with a legend. Brown cloth with white paper title label affixed to front board; floral endpapers. A near fine copy of a scarce title (light wear to extremities). Hittell came to California during the Gold Rush to work as a miner prior to his move to San Francisco where he became one of the editorial writers of the Alta California newspaper. He was soon recognized as an authority in matters relating to the industries and resources of California. During his career he wrote and published many books, mostly on the history riches of the state. Includes Golden Gate Park; Chinatown; the Cliff House; cemetaries; Nob Hill and much more. (Rocq 9820).

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        Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Slope California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Etc

      New York and San Francisco: J. Dewing Pubishing Company, (1888). original light blue gray cloth, pictorially stamped and lettered in black, patterned endpapers. Covers a bit dust soiled, some more than others, a few with ?nibbled? edges, a few with smudging, a few plates with some foxing in the margins, perhaps 6-7 plates in all, else interior fine. Folio. Ten parts: [xii] [1] 2 - 478 pp ?Illustrated with etchings, photogravures, wood engravings, etc. by eminent artists? -these include Harry Fenn, Thomas Hill, William Keith, Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington. There are 120 full page plates with other illustrations in the text There were many different issues of this publication and the variations are numerous and confusing. However, this set is format ?D? of the reprint formats. In addition to editing this series, Muir wrote seven of the essays. The fine etchings, photogravures, and text engravings by some of the best artists of the day are a very desirable feature of this highly collectable Muir work. Interestingly, the publisher did not bind the pages to the fragile paper spine. Perhaps it was done that way to make it easier for their patrons to remove attractive plates, all of which would be suitable for framing and displaying[Currey and Kruska 257. BAL 14744].

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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [With:] Supplemental Nights

      Benares: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1888. First edition, including the Supplemental Nights, the rare unexpurgated edition. With Volume 3 & 4 with the copyright notice changed from Ellis Spear to Philip Justice. The Letchford plates in Remparque proof state, one of 25 so issued. Extra-Illustrated throughout with frontispiece portrait of Burton and plates after paintings by Albert Letchford (Remarque Proofs on Japan vellum numbered 1 to 71, with captioned tissue guards), inserted lists of the Letchford plates in each volume; 21 plates after Lalauze (A through U, with captioned tissued guards); and the plates by Stanley L. Wood with captioned tissue guards. 16 vols. Tall 8vo. Bound in full olive-green morocco, spines heavily gilt, gilt dentelles, white moiré silk endpapers with gilt ornaments, t.e.g., original black cloth covers and spines bound in, by H.S. Nichols Ltd. Spines uniformly toned, else fine. Letchford, Albert. Letchford, Albert. First edition, including the Supplemental Nights, the rare unexpurgated edition. With Volume 3 & 4 with the copyright notice changed from Ellis Spear to Philip Justice. The Letchford plates in Remparque proof state, one of 25 so issued. Extra-Illustrated throughout with frontispiece portrait of Burton and plates after paintings by Albert Letchford (Remarque Proofs on Japan vellum numbered 1 to 71, with captioned tissue guards), inserted lists of the Letchford plates in each volume; 21 plates after Lalauze (A through U, with captioned tissued guards); and the plates by Stanley L. Wood with captioned tissue guards. 16 vols. Tall 8vo. The Original Burton 'Nights', Unexpurgated, and Extra-Illustrated with Letchford Remarque Proofs. First edition of Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton's translation, which has been variously assailed since its publication by prudes and pettifoggers and has weathered the storms of criticism. Burton's magnum opus contributed to the twentieth-century recognition of the Nights as one of the world's literary masterpieces. The original, privately printed edition of the 'Nights', which included "sexually explicit language and situations liberally annotated with a veritable flood of Burton's pent-up wealth of anthropological and sexual knowledge," was published at a guinea a volume; among the subscribers was Leonard Smithers, who became Burton's friend and collaborator on erotic works. Smithers entered into a clandestine publishing partnership with Hary Nichols, modelled on Burton's success with the Nights, and after Burton's death negotiated fiercely with Lady Burton to ensure the publication of complete editions of the Nights (in competition with her expurgated edition). The bookselling firm of H. Nichols & Co. was the foundation stone of the Book Decadent in the 1890s, issuing many elegant volumes and sets. The illustrations by Albert Letchford were painted at Naples and published by Nichols in 1897; the present volume, bound by Nichols, includes a complete series of the Letchford plates issued as Remarque Proofs on Japan Vellum, as well as the series of plates by Lalauze and Wood. The magnum opus, finely bound.

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

      Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street, 1888. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gold and black. Very good (some wear to extremities), in brown morocco-backed drop box. 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.' " Ward was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base ball Players which was the first players' Union.

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        Glasgow

      The Graphic, 1888. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Size: 70 x 100 cm. Framed size: 143 x 102.5 cm View from the tower of the Central Hotel. An excellent panorama of Glasgow surrounded by ten other views The central and largest image is Glasgow from the Necropolis. Other views include: The New Barony Church, Landing Place and Harbour, Goran iron works, The New Municipal buildings, West-end and exhibition buildings from the University Tower, University College.

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        Signed archive of rare United States Government circulars, enclosures, and supplements

      1888. hardcover. These documents are dated from 1884 to 1892. Several are signed in type by Robert Todd Lincoln, American Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Department of State. 13.25 x 8.25-inch slim folio-sized volume, bound with marble boards and leather, 20 pages, with the addition of an important typed letter signed by Benjamin F. Butler, investigating a mass inheritance fraud perpetrated on the citizens of America by con artists in the United Kingdom. During this period, American citizens would be notified that they were heirs to a large unclaimed English Estate or perhaps a large sum of money held in the Bank of England. To receive their inheritance, they were told that certain legal fees and real estate transfer taxes would have to be paid to agents of the British Government. Another variation of the scheme involved American con artists placing advertisements in newspapers calling themselves "European claim agencies" and charging Americans exorbitant fees for investigating the ownership of non-existing estates. Lincoln is flustered because the American Legation in London is receiving hundreds of letters from American citizens who were swindled, and yet little was being done in the United States to educate its citizens to the magnitude of the fraud. Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Blaine [extract], March 3, 1891, "...since March 4, 1889, one hundred and ninety (190) letters have been received at this Legation alleging the writers claims to large estates in England or to fantastic sums of money 'in chancery' or 'in the Bank of England,' none of them containing an element of probability..." In conclusion is a typed letter signed by former Union General Benjamin F. Butler, 1 page on law office letterhead, Boston, November 14, 1888, whereby he brings to light the vast magnitude of the con, in part: "...I have now been more than 45 years in the practice of a legal profession, more or less extensively. I have heard of more than 4500--I hope I do not exaggerate--cases of large estates in England awaiting American heirs, and I have been consulted in a very great many, and early in life looked into such matters; but I have not for the last 25 years at all because I never have heard of one dollar coming from England to any American heir on account of such estates. In the first place it is a legal impossibility unless the heirs are British subjects...all those I have ever known about are swindles..." Leather binding worn at the spine with light fading to the marble boards. All interior documents are in good to very good condition.

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        The Native Flowers of New Zealand: Illustrated in Colours in the Best Style of Modern Chromo-Litho Art from Drawings Couloured to Nature

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington (Limited), London 1888 - Folio. (4), 8, (2) pp. 36 colored plates. Published in three parts, bound as one. Green leather covered boards with gold embossed border to front and rear boards, gold titling to spine, gold floral motif at turn-ins along border, marbled endpapers. Binding has wear and scuffing. 1" tear in leather at foot of spine on hinge, 1-1/2" tear at head of spine on hinge, bumping to corners. Text block tight to boards, compression bump to upper right corner where volume appears to have been dropped at some point, causing a minor bend to the corners, all edges gilded. Earlier bookseller catalog description (small) pasted to first free endpaper. Very light foxing to second free endpaper. All plates bright with tissue guards present. Overall, exterior shows some wear, interior bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Constitution, By-laws, Sailing Regulations, &c. of the New York Yacht Club

      New York: [for the NYYC,], 1888. Revised, March, 1882. Octavo. Original blue cloth, NYYC crest gilt to the upper board, blind panels to both boards, brown surface-paper endpapers, edges stained red. 15 chromolithographic plates of club pennants, together with one of the signal; code and single tint lithograph showing Squadron Evolutions. A little rubbed, front hinge slightly open after the half title, but overall very good. First editionThe New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844, probably the third such club - after the Narrangansett Boat Club (1838) and the Detroit Boat Club (1839) - founded in the United States, the earliest date for a copy of the constitution that we have been able to trace is 1854. Far from commom, this a very nice copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("R. Koch").

      Berlin, 31. V. 1888.. 1 S. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Kollegen, wohl den Karlsruher Professor und Nahrungsmittelchemiker Gustav Rupp, der für die neugegründete "Großherzogliche Lebensmittelprüfungsstation der Technischen Hochschule in Karlsruhe" nach einem Assistenten gesucht hatte: "Unter den mir bekannten jüngeren Bakteriologen und Hygienikern habe ich Umschau gehalten, aber weder selbst eine geeignete Persönlichkeit für die Assistentenstelle an der Station für Lebensmittel-Untersuchungen finden können, noch auch von Anderen, die ich, natürlich in diskreter Weise, um Auskunft gebeten habe, etwas erfahren können, was Ihren Zwecken gedient hätte. Ich bedaure daher sehr, Ihnen in dieser Angelegenheit keine Vorschläge machen zu können [ ]". - Rückseitig Spuren alter Montage. Beiliegend Sammlernotiz mit biographischen Daten zum Verfasser, um 1900 vom Sohn des Adressaten angefertigt.

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        Vorschläge zur praktischen Kolonisation in Ost-Afrika.

      Berlin, Verlag von Rosenbaum & Hart, 1888.. Original-Broschur. 8°. 79 Seiten, der helle Einband minimal fleckig und am Rücken stellenweise brüchig, sonst sehr sauberes und schönes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar..

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        Mcphillips' Alphabetical and Business Directory of the District of Saskatchewan, N.W.T., Together with Brief Historical Sketches of Prince Albert, Battleford and the Other Settlements in the District.

      Mcphillips, H.T., Qu'appelle - 1888, 1st Edition. () Very good. 140pp. Octavo. Original green cloth backed decorated paper covered boards. Respined at an early date. Minor wear to the boards. Printed advertising on the endpapers. Frontispiece. Single page portrait and 3 full page illustrations. Numerous full page company adverts. A very clean attractive copy. With the ownership stamp of Doug Light on the Frontispiece. Peel 1063. Rare! The first directory of Saskatchewan filled with information on people and business's in the Saskatchewan valley. Early directories like this are very difficult to find especially in this condition. This is the only example of this directory we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The birds of North America … drawn and colored from nature including a copious text … Theodore Jasper, editor and proprietor."

      New York: 1888. Natural Science Assn. of America. "Large 4to, pp. [10], 182; title-p. printed in red and black; engraved portrait frontispiece, 119 chromolithograph plates ""representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics."" Original maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper cover, t.e.g., the whole recased and rebacked in black pebble-grain cloth, gilt- lettered direct on spine; tissue guards browning but otherwise a nice copy. Another edition of Nissen I, 473; Sitwell, Fine Bird Books 1700- 1900, p.145."

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        Story of the Gadsbys, A Tale without a Plot. Indian Railway Library, No. 2.First Indian Edition, First Issue.

      A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, - KIPLING, Rudyard. The Story of the Gadsbys, A Tale without a Plot. Allahabad : published by Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co., [1888]. First Indian Edition,First Issue. Pp. (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-100,(2),(7) of ads,(1). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular portrait illustration of a young girl with an upside-down flower on her head to rear cover; housed in a brick red cloth with morocco spinesolander case, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine of case. Indian Railway Library, No. 2. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 32; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 23 (with plate illustration matching front cover). With 144mmX113mmbluish-green double-sided advertisement printed by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, for the Standard Life Office (Calcutta and Bombay) regarding life insurance, tipped in at [p.1] Light chipping to spine ends, inch-long splitto tail of front outer hinge, a couple of small chips to corners of front wraps (not affecting illustration or text), else very good. 1,250.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The American Woods

      1888. HOUGH, Romain Beck. The American Woods, exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory Text. Thirteen volumes. Illustrated with 326 of 329 pieces of cardstock mounted with 978 of 987 wood samples. 8vo., 230 x 155 mm, each volume preserved in the original publisher's green pebbled-grained cloth chemise and slipcase, with metal catches and bosses on covers. Lowville, N.Y.: The Author, 1894-1913. |~||~||~||~||~| One of the very few natural history works illustrated with actual samples, a unique record of American wood types, arranged geographically, of considerable interest to students of American furniture, as well as biologists and ecologists. This impressive collection of wood samples includes many trees that are now very rare or completely extinct. Our copy of Hough's American Woods contains 978 samples of wood (of a possible 987), being wafer-thin transverse, radial and tangential sections, all window-mounted in 326 card mounts. The samples are fully described in the accompanying text volumes, giving technical names of the species and its English, German, French, and Spanish names, the uses and physical properties of the wood, its distribution, growth habits, and medicinal properties. A contemporary reviewer accurately described this work as "one of the most marvelous and instructive books ever made." Parts I-IV cover New York and surrounding states; Part V Florida; Parts VI-X the Pacific Slope; Parts XI-XII the Atlantic States; and Part XIII Southern Florida. This impressive work was the lifetime achievement of Romain Beck Hough (1857-1924), who devoted himself to the study of American trees. The woods used for the specimens were personally collected and sectioned by the author and his family via the use of a sectioning machine which Hough had invented for this purpose. In this copy Part I is of the third edition and Parts II and III are of the second edition; Parts IV-XIII are of the first edition. Complete sets of this work are extremely rare. The volumes were priced at five dollars each, a high price reflecting the work involved in assembling them. Since subscribers came and went over the 25-year period of publication and many only bought the volume or volumes on the areas that interested them. The rarity of complete sets can be judged from the fact that Stafleu and Cowan record the work as being complete in 6 volumes. A fourteenth volume was issued by his daughter in 1928. Text volumes with unobtrusive ex-library markings; some volumes have discard notice affixed to cover; shelf-marks on spines; Parts IX and X missing metal clasp; Parts I and VIII missing metal latch; some wood specimens with light library stamp; some specimens cracked, overall in fine condition. PROVENANCE: Monterey County Free Library (CA) with library slip and discard notice in each volume. Cf. Stafleu & Cowan II, p. 341.

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        D. D. HOME HIS LIFE AND MISSION By Mme. DUNGLAS HOME 1888

      TRUBNER & CO., LONDON 1888 - TITLE: D. D. HOME HIS LIFE AND MISSION By Mme. DUNGLAS HOME 1888 (Super Rare) AUTHOR: Mme. DUNGLAS HOME PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: TRUBNER & CO., LONDON 1888 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Rare, Literature BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Off Maroon SIZE: 5 ½ x 9 (approximately) PAGES: 428 pages. CONDITION: Ex-library copy with 'Hudson Library - Highlands, N.C.' written in ink on the second front free endpaper' and an old style checkout pocket affixed to the back pastedown (no other library indications). The outside is in good condition; there is heavy sunning to the spine and the top edge of the back board (see photo); the front board has a really small size nick to the cloth at the upper area. There is some age foxing present on a few pages. There is a pencil inscription from 1897 on the first front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good/None dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: There are only ONLY 6 Trubner 1921 copies found for sale on the internet at the time of this research, and this is the only 1888 Trubner copy found!!!! (Rare) COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004494 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The birds of North America drawn and colored from nature including a copious text Theodore Jasper, editor and proprietor.

      1888 Natural Science Assn of America, New York 1888 - Large 4to, pp. [10], 182; title-p. printed in red and black; engraved portrait frontispiece, 119 chromolithograph plates "representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics." Original maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper cover, t.e.g., the whole recased and rebacked in black pebble-grain cloth, gilt- lettered direct on spine; tissue guards browning but otherwise a nice copy. Another edition of Nissen I, 473; Sitwell, Fine Bird Books 1700- 1900, p.145. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "The birds of North America … drawn and colored from nature including a copious text … Theodore Jasper, editor and proprietor "

      New York: 1888. Natural Science Assn. of America. "Large 4to, pp. [10], 182; title-p. printed in red and black; engraved portrait frontispiece, 119 chromolithograph plates ""representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics."" Original maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper cover, t.e.g., the whole recased and rebacked in black pebble-grain cloth, gilt- lettered direct on spine; tissue guards browning but otherwise a nice copy. Another edition of Nissen I, 473; Sitwell, Fine Bird Books 1700- 1900, p.145."

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        Album de Pernambuco

      1888. PERNAMBUCO. Album de Pernambuco. By Francisco Henrique Carls. Chromolithographic title-page and 36 coloured lithographic plates. Oblong 4to., 300 x 420 mm, bound in original publisher's green cloth, gilt-lettered title and black and gilt-ruled borders on front cover. Pernambuco: F.H. Carls, 1880. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A collection of impressive chromolithographic views of various buildings, streets, ports, churches, markets, villages, farms, etc., of the state of Pernambuco, situated in the Northeast of Brazil. This volume captures an exceptional record of life in Brazil during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The coloured lithographs frequently possess a photographic sensibility in reproducing fine details. The German lithographer Franz Heinrich Carls immigrated to Brazil in 1858 and eventually set up a lithographic printing house in Recife in 1861. Though reproducing Pernambuco scenes similar to those published earlier by Schlappriz, the lithographs of Carls possess a modern precision and quality of impression unseen previously in Brazil. Pernambuco was settled by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century and quickly became a prosperous state due to the sugar and cotton plantations. Although originally farmed by indigenous natives, the slave trade of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries brought thousands of black Africans into the region. In the nineteenth century, Pernambuco was the site of the most important rebellions and insurrections in Brazilian history. This album was first issued in 1873 with fifty plates. It was subsequently reissued, and no two copies contained the same complement of plates, with some copies having as few as 15 to 20. OCLC lists one copy worldwide, an 1860 edition at Catholic University in Washington with 25 plates. Otherwise, OCLC records no copies of any nineteenth-century edition, and only lists various twentieth-century facsimiles. An immaculate copy of an extremely rare book. Brasiliana Itau pp. 328-329.

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        06/28/2010

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented ?Birds of Asia?.?The Birds of New Guinea? was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions.Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the ?The Birds of New Guinea?, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's ?Birds of Paradise? (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the ?The Birds of New Guinea?, which, like the ?Birds of Asia?, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Rallicula Forbesi, Sharpe, measures 15" x 21.5" and is in mint condition. These medium size birds, commonly called Forbes's Rails, are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of reddish-brown with gray wings and striped tail feathers. Precise lines define and detail their feathers and add patterns to their plumage. They are illustrated at the edge of a body of water, one playfully looking at a bug.

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin. Complete in 6 volumes

      Sunnyside : G. Allen, 1888. Complete Edition. Near fine copies in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered burgundy cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Second printing. Physical description; 6 v. : ill., plates ; 30 cm. Bibliography: vol. 6, p. [267]-272. Contents; v.1. pt.I: Of general principles -- pt.II: Of truth -- v.2. pt.III: Of ideas of beauty -- v.3. pt.IV: Of many things -- v.4. pt.V: Of mountain beauty -- v.5. pt.VI: Of leaf beauty. pt.VII: Of cloud beauty. pts.VIII-IX: Of ideas of relation -- [v.6] Index. Subjects; Painting. Aesthetics. Painting, Modern - 19th century - History. Landscape painting. ART THEORY - 19TH CENTURY.

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        Le Costume Historique

      1888. RACINET, Auguste. Le Costume Historique. Cinq cents planches, trois cents en couleurs, or et argent, deux cents en camaieu. Types principaux du vétement et de la parure rapproche s de ceux de l'interieur de l'habitation dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples avec de nombreux détails sur le mobilier, les armes, les objets usuels, le moyens de transport, etc. Avec des notices explicatives, une introduction générale, des tables et un glossaire. Six volumes. Illustrated with 500 plates, of which 300 are chromolithographs, heightened in gold and silver. Folio, 395 x 280 mm, bound in contemporary three-quarter green morocco. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888. |~||~||~||~| After over a century this is still considered a standard work on the history of costume, much prized for the handsome chromolithographic plates. When it was published, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume Historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. It covers the history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, and remains, to this day, unique in its scope and detail. It was subsequently reissued in a smaller format. Complete sets of the orginal folio edition are now scarce.

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        Wessex Tales Strange, Lively, and Commonplace. In Two Volumes.

      London Macmillan and Co. 1888 - First Edition, in Original Cloth HARDY, Thomas. Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively, and Commonplace. In Two Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888. First edition. Two octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 180 x 120 mm). [8], 247, [1, blank]; [8], 212, [4, ads] pp. Original smooth dark green cloth with front cover and spine ruled in pale green, back cover stamped in pale green with publishers’ monogram device, and spine lettered in gilt. Uncut. A bit of foxing and toning to endpapers. Both volumes slightly askew. Otherwise, about fine. Each volume chemised and housed together in a quarter blue morocco slipcase. "Wessex Tales was published at 12s. in an edition of 750 copies on 4 May 1888. Only 634 copies were bound up, however, and unbound sheets were later remaindered" (Purdy). The five stories collected as Wessex Tales had all been published previously in serial form. Purdy, pp. 58-60. Sadleir 1119. Webb, p. 23. Wolff 2999. HBS 67281. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The History of the Town and Guild

      London Elliot Stock 1888. G : in Good condition. Some bumping to corners. Foxing to prelims. Inner hinges repaired First Edition Navy blue hardback cloth cover with brown leather spine 330mm x 270mm (13" x 11"). 495pp. Illustrated with photographic engravings & some wood engravings. Printed on hand-made paper.

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        Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, andJohn Learoyd. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. First Indian Edition, FirstIssue.

      Pioneer Press / A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, - KIPLING, Rudyard. Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd. Allahabad : printed at The "Pioneer" Press/ (A.H. Wheeler & Co. to front cover), 1888. First Indian Edition, First Issue (without crosshatching on the barrack doors, with no periods after "No" and "Library"). Pp. (10),[1]-97,(3),(6) of ads,(2). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular illustration of a pair of boots and a pipe on the rear cover; housed in navy-blue chemise and a full morocco solander case with gilt lettering, gilt decoration, five raised bands. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. Stewart,Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 28; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 19. Chipping to corners of front cover (affecting lower fore-corner part of border, but not illustrationor text), name inked to front cover, vertical crease to front cover, smallsoiled spot to fore-edge of rear cover, else very good. 2,200.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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