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        Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

      The Century Co, New York 1888 - Dykes 956; Howes R432; Adams, Herd 1951 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 Illustrated by Frederic Remington. [iv], 186, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small folio (12 x 9-3/4 inches) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        KENNETH MACGOWAN THEATER & FILM COLLECTION:; Contains 52 lots: several books, mostly photographs and ephemera from the career of Kenneth Macgowan--from the Provincetown Players to Hollywood, 1922 to 1963

      v.p.: v.n., v.d.. Original archive. Very Good. A full description of the 52 lots in this collection may be down-loaded as a php file, available at the following address: http://www.petrillabooks.com/catalogs.php. Kenneth Macgowan (1888-1963), American author and film producer, ran the Provincetown Playhouse along with Eugene O'Neill (1922-1924), then focused his experimental-theatre efforts at the Greenwich Village Theatre, before moving to Hollywood as a story editor for RKO, a producer for 20th Century-Fox., &c., &c. He went on to become chairman of the then-new Department of Theatre Arts at UCLA.

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

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

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        HISTORY OF DELAWARE. 1609-1888.|THE

      Philadelphia: L.J. Richards & Co, 1888. later half calf with brown cloth-covered boards, top edge gilt. thick small 4to. later half calf with brown cloth-covered boards, top edge gilt. (iv),v,610,xxxiii; viii,611-1358 pages. 2 volumes. First edition (Howes S-143). One of the most important of the histories of Delaware. Filled with illustrations. Rubbed along hinges and tips. Name in ink on second blank page.

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        Bulletin de la Société d'économie politique. Publié sous la direction du Secrétaire perpétuel.

      - Paris, Guillaumin et Cie [puis Félix Alcan et Guillaumin], 1888-1913. 26 volumes grand in-8, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Tête de collection de ce période (un volume par année), la source principale pour l'histoire de l'économie politique en France pendant la période, écho de tous les grands débats et qui recevait les contributions des principaux économistes du temps. Ce 'Bulletin de la Société d'économie politique' prit la suite des 'Annales de la Société d'Économie Politique' à partir de 1888, premier tome de cette collection. La publication se poursuivit jusqu'en 1936. Cachets et cotes de bibliothèque. Bon exemplaire, très frais, bien relié. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seder Haggadah Shel Pesach: Service for the Two First Nights of Passover, as used in all Jewish families; with full directions for its celebration.

      Printed and published by Ann Abrahams & Son, 61, Commercial Street, E. [London, England] 1888 - Yudolv 1748. Yaari 1310. Adir Hu appears in Hebrew and in a Yiddish Translation, "Almachtiger Gott nun boiye dein Tempel." 39 leaves plus pages 40-49 plus 8 leaves of illustrations. = total of 104 pages. Three leaves detached in binding. Small tear in one leaf, hinges exposed. Damage to upper, outer spine strip. Penciled signature on title page: L. Goldberg. Additional scans available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf. Ungarn. 6 Bde. in 7 Bd.

      Wien: Druck u. Verlag der kaiserl.-königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1888 - 1902... I. Bd. (1): XII, 528 S.; II. Bd. (2): XII, 658 S.; III. Bd. (3): XII, 604 S., IV. Bd. (4): IX, 601 S.; V. Bd. (5) (1. Abtheilung): IX, 446 S.; V. Bd. (5) (2. Abth.): IX, 482 S.; VI. Bd. (6): XII, 598 S.; unzählige s/w-Illustr. (Holzstiche) im Text u. als Tafeln; einige chromolith. Tafeln. 4° (28 x 21,5 cm); Orig. braun-rote Ln.-Bde. mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung, marm. Schnitte, tlw. Lesebändchen.. Inhalt der einzelnen Bände: 1. Bd.: Geographische Übersicht; Geschichte Ungarns; Das magyarische Volk; Volkswirthschaft. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Volkstracht aus dem Ormansag. 2. Bd.: Das Alföld (die Theiß, die Pester Ebene, die "drei Städte" Czegled, Nagy-Körös, Kecskemet, Debreczin, das Hajduckengebiet, Groß-Wardein, die Biharer Eben, Szegedin, Temesvar, die Deutschen in Südungarn, die Bacska, die Serben u.v.m.). Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Csikose auf der Hortobagyer Puszta. 3. Bd.: Budapest (Geschichte, Baukuns, Leben, Stadttheile, Cultur-Institute, Literatur, Schauspielwesen, Musik usw., Mineralwässer u. Bäder, Umgebung); Fiume. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Ungarischer Magnat in Gala, mit Knappen. 4. Bd.: Jenseits der Donau (die ungarische Donau, Denkmäler der Urzeit, Römerzeit u. Völkerwanderung, Baudenkmäler das Veßpremer Comitat, das Zalaer Comitat, Mecsek-Gegend, das Eisenburger, Ödenburger, Wieselburger, Raaber Comitate, Totis u. Umgebung, Grau u. Umg., Weißenburger Comitat, Plattensee). 5. Bd. 1. Abt.: Oberungarn (Urgeschichte, Baudenkmäler, Preßburg, Komorn, die Comitate des Waagthales, die oberungar. Slovaken - Tracht, Sprache u. Literatur - ). 5. Bd. 2. Abt.: Die Montangegend (Sohler, Barser, Honter Comitate, Bergbau u. Hüttenwesen usw.); Umgebung der Matra u. des Bükkgebirges; das Abauj-Tornaer Comitat, Zips u. Hohe Tatra, Saroser Comitat, nordöstl. Karpathen). 6. Bd.: Das südöstliche Ungarn (Siebenbürgen u. die benachbarten Berggebiete, Denkmäler der Urzeit usw., Baudenkmäler, Geschichte Siebenbürgens; vom Bihargebirge zu den Radnaer Alpen; Szeklerland; Vom Bodzauer Paß bis zur südung. Berggegend (Kronstädter Comitat, Csango der Siebendörfer, Fogaraser Comitat, die Rumänen, Hermannstädter Comitat, die Sachsen, die Zigeuner u.v.m.); das südungarische Gebirgsland. - Die reich gold- u. schwarz geprägten Einbände tlw. gering berieben u. bestoßen, Marmorierung der Schnitte etw. unterschiedlich u. bei 3 Bänden etw. verblaßt. Unterschiedl. floral gemusterte Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 u. 2 gelegentl. etw. stockfl., bei Band 3 die ersten Seiten u. einige im hinteren Bereich etw. fleckig u. stockfl., Bde. 4 - 6 durchweg sauber und fleckenfrei. In jedem Band Namenseintrag in Tinte, dat. 1977, verso fl. Vorsatz, leichter Abklatsch auf das gegenüberliegende Blatt. Klammerheftung stellenw. etw. rostig. Die chromolith. Tafeln alle stockfleckig. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene, stabile Bände mit Hunderten von Abbildungen (Xylographien / Holzstiche) u. Beiträgen verschiedener Autoren. A/I1 - Please ask for detailed information in English / Demandez des details en francais s.v.p.

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf., Ungarn. 6 Bde. in 7 Bd.

      Wien: Druck u. Verlag der kaiserl.-königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1888 - 1902. - I. Bd. (1): XII, 528 S.; II. Bd. (2): XII, 658 S.; III. Bd. (3): XII, 604 S., IV. Bd. (4): IX, 601 S.; V. Bd. (5) (1. Abtheilung): IX, 446 S.; V. Bd. (5) (2. Abth.): IX, 482 S.; VI. Bd. (6): XII, 598 S.; unzählige s/w-Illustr. (Holzstiche) im Text u. als Tafeln; einige chromolith. Tafeln. Inhalt der einzelnen Bände: 1. Bd.: Geographische Übersicht; Geschichte Ungarns; Das magyarische Volk; Volkswirthschaft. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Volkstracht aus dem Ormansag. 2. Bd.: Das Alföld (die Theiß, die Pester Ebene, die "drei Städte" Czegled, Nagy-Körös, Kecskemet, Debreczin, das Hajduckengebiet, Groß-Wardein, die Biharer Eben, Szegedin, Temesvar, die Deutschen in Südungarn, die Bacska, die Serben u.v.m.). Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Csikose auf der Hortobagyer Puszta. 3. Bd.: Budapest (Geschichte, Baukuns, Leben, Stadttheile, Cultur-Institute, Literatur, Schauspielwesen, Musik usw., Mineralwässer u. Bäder, Umgebung); Fiume. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Ungarischer Magnat in Gala, mit Knappen. 4. Bd.: Jenseits der Donau (die ungarische Donau, Denkmäler der Urzeit, Römerzeit u. Völkerwanderung, Baudenkmäler das Veßpremer Comitat, das Zalaer Comitat, Mecsek-Gegend, das Eisenburger, Ödenburger, Wieselburger, Raaber Comitate, Totis u. Umgebung, Grau u. Umg., Weißenburger Comitat, Plattensee). 5. Bd. 1. Abt.: Oberungarn (Urgeschichte, Baudenkmäler, Preßburg, Komorn, die Comitate des Waagthales, die oberungar. Slovaken - Tracht, Sprache u. Literatur - ). 5. Bd. 2. Abt.: Die Montangegend (Sohler, Barser, Honter Comitate, Bergbau u. Hüttenwesen usw.); Umgebung der Matra u. des Bükkgebirges; das Abauj-Tornaer Comitat, Zips u. Hohe Tatra, Saroser Comitat, nordöstl. Karpathen). 6. Bd.: Das südöstliche Ungarn (Siebenbürgen u. die benachbarten Berggebiete, Denkmäler der Urzeit usw., Baudenkmäler, Geschichte Siebenbürgens; vom Bihargebirge zu den Radnaer Alpen; Szeklerland; Vom Bodzauer Paß bis zur südung. Berggegend (Kronstädter Comitat, Csango der Siebendörfer, Fogaraser Comitat, die Rumänen, Hermannstädter Comitat, die Sachsen, die Zigeuner u.v.m.); das südungarische Gebirgsland. - Die reich gold- u. schwarz geprägten Einbände tlw. gering berieben u. bestoßen, Marmorierung der Schnitte etw. unterschiedlich u. bei 3 Bänden etw. verblaßt. Unterschiedl. floral gemusterte Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 u. 2 gelegentl. etw. stockfl., bei Band 3 die ersten Seiten u. einige im hinteren Bereich etw. fleckig u. stockfl., Bde. 4 - 6 durchweg sauber und fleckenfrei. In jedem Band Namenseintrag in Tinte, dat. 1977, verso fl. Vorsatz, leichter Abklatsch auf das gegenüberliegende Blatt. Klammerheftung stellenw. etw. rostig. Die chromolith. Tafeln alle stockfleckig. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene, stabile Bände mit Hunderten von Abbildungen (Xylographien / Holzstiche) u. Beiträgen verschiedener Autoren. A/I1 - Please ask for detailed information in English / Demandez des détails en francais s.v.p. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 4° (28 x 21,5 cm); Orig. braun-rote Ln.-Bde. mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung, marm. Schnitte, tlw. Lesebändchen.

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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 clean, 502p.,index, 8 appendices, 1 color, 37 b. w. illustrations, colorfolding map, exceptionally clean bright copy, gilt spine,front cover black stamped picture & characters.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        1888 COMPLETE POEMS AND PROSE SIGNED WALT WHITMAN 1ST EDITION 1 OF 600 COPIES LEAVES OF GRASS ILLUSTRATED W/CASE

      COMPLETE POEMS & PROSE OF WALT WHITMAN 1855...18881888/89; Signed by Walt Whitman; First Edition, Limited Edition; Believe Self Published, Philadelphia; Custom Made Clamshell Case; Illustrated; w6.8"xh10.1", Case Larger; 1, 382, 374, 140, 2 Pages; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; One of only 600 Copies, this not number, signed on Leaves of Grass title page; On Title Page, "Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by W.W.).. Portraits from Life... Autograph"!!!ATTRIBUTES:Comes with a Pretty green cloth custom made clamshell case with gold labeling to spine, housing the original brown buckram cloth cover design, gold labeling to spine, with a great illustrated title page, three Portrait Illustrations, and hundreds of Selections; Nice Size!!! BACKGROUND: Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 ?" March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819?"1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades?"the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems.The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it. However, much like Emerson, Whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, deeming both worthy of poetic praise.CONDITION:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Case is very good, some wear to edges/boards, small cloth repair to mid front hinge/back upper hinges, pencil note about book to inner front cover, no limitation statement, spotting on to first plate, pages/hinges/text block are good/very good for over 125 years old!!!

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

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

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        BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST

      SAMPSON LOW,MARSTON,SEARLE & RIVINGTON, 1888 THIS EDITION OF BEN HUR: TALE OF THE CHRIST IS THE REAL DEAL. RIPE FOR PLUCKING BY THE ASTUTE COLLECTOR. THE FOLLOWING POINTS OF ISSUE ENDORSE ITS TRUE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT STATE: THE DEDICATION STATES" TO THE WIFE OF MY YOUTH" LATER ISSUES WERE RE-DEDICATED "TO THE WIFE OF MY YOUTH - WHO STILL ABIDES WITH ME" THE RE-DEDICATION WAS MADE AFTER LEW WALLACE RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE, AND SEVERAL MARRIAGE PROPOSALS FROM FANS WHO THOUGHT HIS WIFE SUSAN WALLACE,WHO WAS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE WAS DEAD. POINT 2. ON PAGE 11 IS THE FAMOUS "BE BECAME" TYPO FOUND IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH AFTER THE WORDS, THE SPECK GREW; 'BE-BECAME" LARGE AS A HAND. POINT 3: THE FAMOUS SECOND TYPO ERROR FOUND ON PAGE 552 WHERE "TOMORROW" IS SPELT AS "TO-MORROW" IN THE SENTENCE "I WILL SAIL TO-MORROW" THE BOOK IS IN FINE CONDITION CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT IT IS 127 YEARS OLD. THE PAGES ARE SLIGHTLY TANED, THE HARD COVER HAS WEAR SIGNS ON THE VERY COENERS OF THE HARD COVER, BOTH.( SEE PHOTOGRAPHS). IN BETWEEN PAGES 123-130 THE PAGES HAVE TEARS THAT COME ACROSS AS PRINTING MACHINE ERRORS, I STAND TO BE CORRECTED. SEE PHOTOGRAPHS. ALL IN ALL THIS BOOK IS A TRUE SAMPSON LOW FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Médan, 12. X. 1888. - 8vo. 1½ pp. In French: "I have had nothing but trouble over this translating business, and I regret, as do you, that we have found ourselves together in such circumstances. I was wrong, after many miscarriages, to think it possible to do business in America. It's just one more lesson, that s all. You are not personally to blame for all this, and I beg you to accept my most sincere best wishes". - In general, American critics seemed to approach Zola with a great deal of uncertainty. The artistic quality of his work was obvious, and they could not disregard his importance as a leader of Naturalism; but they feared the forcefulness of his vocabulary and the morality of his observations. Because of this fear, American translators tended to abridge, omit passages from, and otherwise sanitize the more realistic or sensual novels, such as L'Assommoir, Germinal and La Terre. La Terre was published in France a few months before Zola wrote the present letter.

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        EMIN PASHA IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Being a Collection of his Letters and Journals. Edited and Annotated by Professor G. Schweinfurth.... With Two Portraits, a Map, and Notes. Translated by Mrs. R. W. Felkin.

      xviii, 547pages. Two portraits; folding coloured map at end. Original brown cloth, gilt. Octavo. First edition. Map creased at margins and with some slight chipping and one clean tear in margin [from unfolding]; some very occasional light spotting; else an excellent copy.

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        The Christmas Books, including A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, The Cricket on the Hearth, and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1888., 1888. Printed from the stereotype plates of the first editions. 5 vols. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth, each decorated with gilt motifs that reflect the subjects of the novels. All illustrated with engravings by artists such as John Leech, Daniel Maclise, and John Tenniel, amongst others. Bindings show minor and uniform sunning to spine, a little rubbing, with some bumping and fraying to corners and at spine ends. Internally clean and free from foxing. A tight, attractive set published in the same format as the first edition. Dickens' Christmas Books, beginning with A Christmas Carol in 1834 and finishing with The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain in 1848, are among his most popular and enduring works. They are tales intended for Christmas reading, and focus on the importance of domesticity, gratitude, and kindness in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.

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        Was soll ich werden? Ein lehrreiches Bilderbuch.Text von F. Bonn.

      München, Braun und Schneider, (wohl 1888).. circa 21 x 17,5 cm. 60 Seiten mit vielen Abbildungen in Farbe Illustrierter Original-Pappband (innen mit Halbleinen gegengebunden). Krahe 133; Klotz 592/46. Schön illustriertes, ungewöhnlich gebundenes Kinderbuch, das verschiedene Berufe in Wort und Bild vorstellt, darunter: Lehrer, Bildhauer, Architekt, Buchdrucker, Techniker, Fischer, Metzger, Brauer, Schuster, Apotheker, Bäcker, Schneider, Schmied u.a.. - Etwas stockig, jedoch meist recht sauber. Einband etwas berieben, vorne etwas stockig, hinten unten etwas fleckig. Insgesamt hübsch und komplett.

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        De approviandeering der ontworpen Stelling van Amsterdam.

      's-Gravenhage, Van Doorn, 1888.. Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Crown quarto. Pp. (ii), 22; (ii), 25-108. Plus 2 sketch maps, one of which is folding. Several tables. Original wrappers, bit worn and shabby, shelf tickets and old institutional stamp. In a very good internal condition, entirely still unopened. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Roldanus submitted this work to a competition called in 1886 by the Vereeniging ter beoefening van de Krijgswetenschap, titled "De approviandeering der ontworpen stelling van Amsterdam, hare voorbereiding in tijd van vrede en hare uitvoering bij het uitbreken van een oorlog." The three contributors shared the price of fl. 500 but only Roldanus' work was found suitable for publication. In his work he goes into great detail as to the necessary provisions required both in time of peace and at war. In the supplementary tables he even provides a census of neighbouring municipalities, villages and hamlets that form the Defence Line of Amsterdam and specifies how many kilograms of meat, potatoes, peas, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, salt, paper, etc. etc. would be necessary to support these populations..

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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.. Very good condition. 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.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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        JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. Aka: CHIEH TZU YUAN HUA CHUAN: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. [Japanese Title: Kaishen Ga Den]

      STUNNING COMPLETE SET OF THE "MUSTARD SEED GARDEN" [Shanghai 1888] - . Stitched brown wrs., 8 vol. set,very clean,bright set, 367p.,Chinese text, 367 pages b.w. illustrationspt. I, II: 15 x 25.5 cm., pt. III: 12.5 x 19.5 cm., a brightclean nicely exetcuted set, pt. 3: 41 color, 20 b.w. pages. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Wee Willie Winkie [Indian Railway Library Series]

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler and Co., London: Sampson Low Marston and Company [1888]., 1888. Short stories. First Edition, later issue, SIGNED on title by Author. A 'Wheeler' pamphlet published in India at 1 Rupee or in the UK at 1 shilling. Internally clean but for a little thumbing and toning, fragile covers were chipped and edgeworn, now simply and effectively restored . Housed in a custom-made gilt titled drop-back cloth case. A rare signed edition of Kipling's popular 'Child' stories. [Stewart] See also Wilson; The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling, Amis; Kipling and his World.

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        Auld Licht Idylls (Cosway Style Binding) Edited by Viuola Meynell

      London, Hodder and Stoughton 1888, 1888. FIRST EDITION. in Cosway-style binding, with autograph letter from the author tipped in. 8vo, 2pp ads. Exquisitely bound in full blue levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with Cosway style glazed miniature watercolour of author to doublure, cloth endpapers trimmed in gilt, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with floral corner devices, red onlays, a.e.g., original cloth preserved at rear. A superb example of the bookbinder's art. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

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        Mensonges

      Original edition on the current paper, there is no mention of major papers. Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth spine morocco nutty piece covers preserved, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot. Precious autograph signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, his friend." Small scattered spots, slight angular missing on the half-title page. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        Mondaine

      Original edition on the current paper.Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth back, marine morocco title piece set with gold striping, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot.Rare and precious autograph signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, his colleague devoted."Small scattered spots. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        The Christmas Books, including A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, The Cricket on the Hearth, and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1888., 1888. Printed from the stereotype plates of the first editions. 5 vols. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth, each decorated with gilt motifs that reflect the subjects of the novels. All illustrated with engravings by artists such as John Leech, Daniel Maclise, and John Tenniel, amongst others. Bindings show minor and uniform sunning to spine, a little rubbing, with some bumping and fraying to corners and at spine ends. Internally clean and free from foxing. A tight, attractive set published in the same format as the first edition. Dickens' Christmas Books, beginning with A Christmas Carol in 1834 and finishing with The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain in 1848, are among his most popular and enduring works. They are tales intended for Christmas reading, and focus on the importance of domesticity, gratitude, and kindness in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.

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        LA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI COL COMMENTO INEDITO DI STEFANO TALICE DA RICALDONE. Pubblicato per cura di Vincenzo Promis e di Carlo Negroni.

      Prima edizione. Cm.35,5x25,7. Pg.XX, 396. Robusta legatura in mz.pelle coeva con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature, lievemente spellato. Timbro di antica proprietà rimosso al frontespizio. Lievi, fisiologiche fioriture, ma eccellente esemplare, di notevole rarità. "Furono due eruditi di prim'ordine quali Vincenzo Promis e Carlo Negroni (il primo è il Bibliotecario del Re, il secondo un bibliofilo che colleziona codici danteschi, nel 1888 ideatore della Società Dantesca Italiana, sindaco di Novara e senatore) a curare l'edizione della Commedia commentata da Stefano Talice. Due le stampe: a quella torinese del Bona (1886), seguì quella di Hoepli (1888), lussuosissima, voluta espressamente dal sovrano Umberto I. L'opera fu presentata come autografo, ovvero creazione originale del Talice (operante tra XV e l'inizio del XVI secolo, ma lontano dal suo paesello), anche se un filologo attento quale il Rodolfo Renier aveva avanzato già nel 1884 forti dubbi quanto all'originalità del contenuto della fonte, un codice cartaceo della Biblioteca Reale. Le glosse, infatti, potevano più facilmente appartenente all' "albero di famiglia" dei codici che derivavano da un famoso commento trecentesco di Benvenuto da Imola. Una delle preoccupazioni dei curatori, fu ovviamente quella di ricostruire la figura del dotto letterato: non solo quella dei Talice di Ricaldone (ma l'etimo del cognome potrebbe essere D'Alice) era nell'alto Monferrato famiglia "tra le più antiche e cospicue", ma il dotto Stefano, sulla scorta delle ricerche condotte da storici considerati affidabili quali l'acquese Guido Biorci e il torinese Emanuele Vallauri, fu identificato con quel magister, nonché egregius grammaticae professor, rector - direttore - scolarum Savillani (qui la fonte è la Storia di Savigliano del Canonico Casimiro Turletti, 1883 - 1888), nonché il trascrittore di un libro - Le Comodità in villa - del filosofo e agronomo Pier Crescenzio. Ma, in effetti, come si capisce bene, sul Talice sembran oggi più le lacune che le certezze (e forse c'è più di un sospetto che diverse identità possano essere confluite in una). Dal 1904, invece, un dato sicuro giunge da Michele Barbi, che individuò la fonte del commento del Talice da "una lettura fatta nel 1375 a Bologna da Benvenuto da Imola", mentre già nel 1891 un altro filologo, il Rocca, si era occupato del problema ritrovando somiglianze fortissime col commento del Talice nell'edizione del commento di Benvenuto da Imola, contenuta nel codice Laurenziano Ashburnhamiano 839. Concludeva il Barbi che, in entrambi i casi, si trattava di "stesure dell'esposizione bolognese di Benvenuto da Imola ma scritte "per opera di due diversi uditori" (cfr. Chiara Bentivegna, Il canto XVI del Purgatorio. Storia della critica). Ma "d'autore" risulta, almeno, la sottoscrizione, posta al termine del codicillo. Apprendiamo così che opera e lectura Dantis Aldigherii, poete florentini furon concluse per me Stephanum Talicem de Ricaldono in Burgo Liagniaci (Lagnasco), 15 kalendis novembris [il 18 ottobre, quindici giorni prima del 1° novembre] 1474, hora 12a (circa le sei di sera). Il nome di Dante è fondamentale per la giovane nazione che è l'Italia a fine XIX secolo. Nel 1865 cade il sesto centenario della nascita di Dante quando l'Unità è proclamata da soli quattro anni; in fondo basta questo per farne una bandiera nazionale...." (dal sito della rivista "L'Ancora").

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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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        The Book of the Grayling: being a Description of the Fish, and of the Art of Angling for him, as practised chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England. With three Illustrations in Chromo-Lithography. From Original Drawings by the Author

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, 1888. Large paper issue of the first edition. Chromolithograph frontispiece and 2 other Chromos , 64, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 4to (11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches; 310 x 255 mm). Original crimson cloth gilt over beveled boards, with a quote from Izaak Walton in gilt on the upper cover. Small rubbing at corners, almost fine.

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        GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF THE VULGAR TOUNGE / SECOND EDITION

      2nd Edition. 1888 1888, GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY,SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED. BOOK CONDITION INTACT, RIGID. BOOK AGE 127 YEARS OLD. SEE PHOTOGRAPHS. GET A FREE GOBLUELONDON TEE SHIRT FOR ORDERS OVER £250.00 BOOKSELLER INV: WRY000000VL.

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

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

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        La Cuisine Classique. Étude pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'école française. Ouvrage illustré de 80 planches gravées et un frontispice, embrassant dans son cadre toutes les prescriptions théoriques, d'après l'ordre et les principes de la grande cuisine.

      Paris Dentu 1888 - 14. Auflage. Vol. 2. 4°. Frontisp., LXIV, 431 S., 1 Bl.; 2 S., 507 S., 2 S, 1 Bl. 77 Tafeln. Mod. HLdr. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt und fingerfl. Bd. I am Anfang etwas stärker. Schraemli Cat. no 49. - Vicaire 289. - Auktion Walterspiel 160. C'est un des plus fameux livres de la cuisine du 19è siècle, richement illustré par de nombreuses illustrations. Eines der schönsten Kochbücher des 19. Jhdts., geschrieben von den Chefköchen am kaiserlichen Hof in Berlin. Behandelt u.a. die höhere und fürstliche Küche. Wie immer fehlt das Portrait des Königs von Preussen, welches in allen Exemplaren nach dem Franco-Preussischen Krieg von 1870/1 entfernt wurde. Francais; 4,000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON COAL MINING, VOLUMES I & II

      London & New York: E. & F.N. Spon, 1888 Both volumes 4to. A total of 563 pages with 84 plates illustrating examples of mining tools, geology, fossils, wooden hoists, pumps, drills, compressors, tunnelling, shaft walling, etc., and index. Errata sheet bound in. Bound in original black cloth with border stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, and lettering on spines stamped in gilt. A handsome near fine two volume set, seldom found in superior condition.. Second edition. Hardcover.

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1888

      George Routledge & Sons, London 1888 - Cloth-backed paper-covered decorated boards, all edges stained blue, blue clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper, and illustrated in color throughout. Book very nice, gift inscription on the ffep and a bookseller ticket on the rear pastedown, the front flap of the jacket has adhered to the front pastedown; the jacket itself is stained, age-toned, and has a few chips out at the spine tips and corners; Kate Greenaway's "1888" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Berlin, Baldamus, 2. Auflage 1888. - Mit 40 Lichtdrucktafeln, 1 farbigen Karte, 4 Blatt, 105 Seiten, Original-Halbleinenband, 38 x 30 cm, Einband stark angestaubt, etwas berieben und bestossen, Titel und das erste Blatt mit Randläsuren, die Tafeln sauber.

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        Librettos of The Ring" (binders title) [Grand Opera Librettos: DAS RHEINGOLD, DIE WALKURE, SIEGFRIED, GOTTERDAMMERUNG]

      New York, 1888-1904. Very good antiquarian condition. Together 4 works in one volume: contemporary broad half niger morocco, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, spine gilt, at the foot the monogram of the first owner: H[eber] S[mith]. Binding refurbished, most noticeably along joints. Many newspaper clippings browned as expected. With bookplate of [Reginald] Heber Smith and his wife Edith Rush. Sammelband of four (4) libretti (piano / vocal) of Wagner's RING CYCLE. The present volume is of particular interest as it contains more than TWENTY YEARS of ephemera, programs, and newspaper clippings related to performances of Wagner's operas in Boston and New York (mostly dated 1910-1930). Contents of the Collection: [Grand Opera Librettos]. DAS RHEINGOLD. German and English Version. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1904. 8vo. 58 pp. Original wrappers bound in. [Metropolitan Opera House. Grand Opera Libretto]. DIE WALKURE. English Version. New York: F. Rullman, 1904. 8vo. 57, 5 pp. Original wrappers bound in. [Metropolitan Opera House. Grand Opera Libretto]. SIEGFRIED. German and English Version. New York: F. Rullman, n.d. (1908). 8vo. 64 pp. Original wrappers bound in. [Standard Opera Libretto]. GOTTERDAMMERUNG. German and English Version. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1888. 8vo. 45 pp. Original wrappers bound in. PROVENANCE: Reginald Heber Smith, a partner at Hale & Dorr in Boston from 1919 to 1966, following several years of legal counsel at the Boston Legal Aid Society. His "Justice and the Poor" (1919) is recognized as a modern classic of legal and civic responsibility.

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

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

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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles;

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1888-1933. Founded mainly on the materials collected by The Philological Society. Edited by James A. H. Murray. 11 volumes, quarto (330 x 258 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, dark red cloth sides, raised bands, titles and ruling to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Bindings slightly rubbed and bumped, some boards sunned and slightly soiled, light wear to extremities, prelims and endmatter foxed, margins of text block slightly toned with occasional mild spotting and finger-soiling, a few inner hinges cracked but firm, a few corners turned; Volume III rebacked with the original spine laid down. A very good set. First edition in book form. "The N.E.D., as it was originally cited, or the O.E.D., as it is now known, is the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship" (PMM 371). "The scheme of 'a completely new English Dictionary' was conceived in 1858… Herbert Coleridge and after him Dr. F. J. Furnivall, were the first editors. Their work, which covered 20 years, consisted mainly in the collection of materials, and it was not until Dr. J. A. H. Murray took the matter up in 1878 that the preparation of the Dictionary began to take active form…. The essential feature of the Dictionary is its historical method, by which the meaning and form of the words are traced from their earliest appearance on the basis of an immense number of quotations, collected by more than 800 voluntary workers. The Dictionary contains a record of 414,825 words, whose history is illustrated by 1,827,306 quotations" (Drabble, 728). The Dictionary was originally issued in fascicles which were then gathered into book form. After Murray's death the editing was entrusted to his colleagues Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. The one-volume supplement, edited by W. A. Craigie and C. T. Onions, was published in 1933. This set from the library of the British Conservative politician Matthew White, Viscount Ridley (1842?-1904), with his bookplate to front pastedown of all but the last two volumes.

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        Extracts Principally from English Classics: showing that the legal suppression of M. Zola's novels would logically involve the bowdlerizing of some of the greatest works in English literature

      none, 1888, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, First printingA Very Good+ copy of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION and not the copy sometimes mistaken for it which John Carter dubbed the "pirated reprint". (This copy is in Very Good condition has been rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. The spine tail shows some damage to the leather and there are a few mild rubs on the spine.) The pirated, near facsimile edition bears the 1888 date, but was published about 40 years later than the genuine First edition, First printing offered here. (The pirated edition is now known as the Max Harzof edition, published ca. early 1920s). As best we can determine, very few copies of the Genuine Original First Edition, offered here exist. (William Colburn-author of the article from which much of the bibliographical information in this description is taken- located only 24 copies, most of them in institutions, although he speculated that there likely are more than that number in existence). Vizetelly was the publisher most responsible for introducing Emile Zola to England's reading public. From 1884 to 1889, Vizetelly published 17 of Zola's works translated into English, all at affordable prices. Though sanitized a bit for the English reader, the National Vigilance Association objected to them and Vizetelly was charged with publishing obscene libels. (The book contains the text of the letter from Vizetelly to Sir A.K. Stephenson, solicitor to the Treasury, preceding the main text in which Vizetelly protests the intervention of the Government in the case against him.) After his conviction in 1988 for publishing "The Soil" ("La Terre") (labeled by the solicitor-general as a work of "bestial obscenity"), wherein he was enjoined from publishing Zola translations, Vizetelly continued nevertheless to do so, was convicted again, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment. The book at hand was published by Vizetelly (in pamphlet form) in response, citing and quoting numerous English authors from Shakespeare to Swinburne wherein those authors made references to fornication, whores, and related matters. In Very Good + condition, this copy meets all points required of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. A VERY SCARCE BOOK.

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        SHE- A HISTORY OF ADVENTURE.

      Worthington Co., 1888 - The pages are evenly tanned with the text in fine condition. A book with minimal cover wear and contents read once, if at all.This copy in elaborate decorative red-black cloth with black and gilt decorations. FRANKLIN EDITION-ILLUSTRATED.A remarkably well preserved copy of SHE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

      George Routledge and Sons, Limited, London, 1888, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 2nd EditionThe illustrated cloth jacket has suffered from poor care and storage. Notwithstanding the title and cover illustration are clear. There is age, storage and usage wear and tear. Both front and back covers are faded. The spine has been much affected by storage and there is open wearing to the head and foot. The spine edges have cracking. The inside front cover has a previous owner incscription. The front pages have discolouration and the edges are affected by insects. The binding is strong - although noisy. The text and illustrations are clear, clean and complete. Throughout there are instances of mottling and age spotting. The paper trim edges are storage and light discoloured. This fascinating and elegantly illustrated volume is complete. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel; Inventory No: agjk.

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        Kensington Picturesque & Historical

      London: Field and Tuer. 1888. One of 50 numbered copies bound in full leather with raised bands, gilt stamping and marbled endpapers. Ex-library, with a bookplate on the front pastedown indicating it was from the Thomas H. Schollenberger Collection. Remains of a pocket on the rear pastedown, a number of blindstamps throughout, accession number on spine and dedication page. Still, an attractive and scarce binding, with a single foredge painting showing two separate scenes. Slight rubbing to the leather at the spine crown and on the raised bands; a very good copy. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Durch Central-Asien. Die Kirgisensteppe, Russisch-Turkestan, Bochara, Chiwa, Das Turkmenenland und Persien. Reiseschilderungen.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1888.. 4°, circa 28 x 20,5 cm. XI, 441 SS., mit 160 Abbildungen, 16 Lichtdrucktafeln u. 1 grossen gefalteten Karte Rotes Original-Leinen mit reicher Prägung und Vergoldung. Henze III, 542. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, vom Verfasser autorisiert, zuvor 1885 in französischer Sprache erschienen. Moser (1844-1923) reiste 1883 nach Taschkent, von wo aus er bis Indien gelangen wollte, was jedoch nicht gelang, da er von Buchara kommend auf dem Fluss nach Chiwa weiter musste. Auch die Oasenstadt Merw konnte er nicht erreichen, und reiste stattdessen durch Nordpersien und über den Bosporus nach Europa zurück. - Seine Schilderungen sind eine wichtige Quelle insbesondere für Turkestan. - Schönes Exemplar, nur gant gering gebräunt oder leicht geblichen, sonst sauber und in dem hübschen originalen Einband.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Emile Zola"), Medan 22 aout 88, sending payment for the casting of a bronze bust

      Medan, 1888. One page, black ink on laid paper, 10 lines, approx. 50 words, with integral blank. 1 vols. 8vo. Old folds. Fine. Tipped into a copy of L'Attaque du moulin (1901). Zola in 1888 Excellent autograph letter, signed, from the great French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902) to an unnamed recipient, sending a cheque (not present) for 400 francs "en paiement du buste en bronze que vous avez fondu pour moi et je vous prie de vouloir bien m'envoyer une facture acquittée". For Zola, 1888 was an eventful year. On 14 July, the Legion d'honneur was conferred upon Zola (he had previously refused in 1884 and 1886). Two days before the present letter was composed, he finished writing La Rêve. "En 1888, Zola a deux révélations: l'amour et la photographie" (Massin). He took up photography and met Jeanne Rozerot, who became his mistress toward the end of the autumn. Zola's engagement with the arts was significant and of long standing, and in 1891 when elected president of the Société des gens de lettres, he lobbied for Rodin to be chosen for the planned monument to Balzac.A choice letter from an eventful year.In a copy of L'Attaque du moulin (1901), one of 300 copies, with plates handcolored (wrappers bound in). Half morocco, spine gilt with red lozenge onlays by P. Affolter, front board detached.

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        Les Récents Voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle Guinée [bound with three other works]: Les Derniers Voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle Guinée [and] La Nouvelle-Guinée: Le Fleuve Augusta [and] La Nouvelle-Guinée: Le Golfe Huon

      Imprimé pour l'Auteur, 1885-, Versailles 1888 - Four works bound together, quarto, coloured charts and maps; a very good copy in modern quarter morocco with marbled paper sides. Prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924), a grandson of Lucien, the second brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, was a scholar, soldier, geographer, anthropologist and photographer.This collection represents his first four published works on New Guinea, which followed his highly-respected anthropological studies of natives of Surinam, the Lapps of Finland, and the Indian peoples of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.This collection of the four titles is one of a small, published and assembled like this for private distribution.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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