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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").

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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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]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mad Hatter Bookstore]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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.

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        Eine nach rechts schreitende Dame mit langem Schleier, Rosen verteilend, die von einigen ihr folgenden Herren aufgehoben werden, links in der Darstellung eine große blühende Rose.

      - Mischtechnik, Aquarell, Feder und Pinsel in Schwarz, mit breiter rosafarbener Umrandung in Spritztechnik, auf Zeichenkarton. Darstellungsgröße 14,1:44,8 cm, Blattgröße 45,7:28,5 cm. Verso mit dem Stempel der „Meggendorfer-Blätter". In dem zum Teil breitem Rand Reste aller Verklebung. Über die Ausbildung der österreichischen Künstlerin ist kaum etwas bekannt. Sie arbeitete vor allem als Illustratorin insbesondere für Märchen-, Kinder- und Jugendbücher sowie fast 30 Jahre lang für die „Meggendorfer Blätter", einer 1888-1944 herausgegebenen Münchner Zeitschrift für Humor und Kunst mit Witzen, Erzählungen, Gedichten, Karikaturen und Bildergeschichten. Darüber hinaus war sie als Designerin (zweidimensionale Muster für Glasarbeiten) tätig und Mitglied des 1908 gegründeten Künstlerbund Klosterneuburg.

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        Casey at the Bat

      New York: New Amsterdam Book Co. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good. EXTREMELY SCARCE FIRST BOOK EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Ernest Lawrence Thayer, a humor columnist for The San Francisco Examiner, submitted "Casey at the Bat" on June 3, 1888, after moving back to Massachusetts due to illness. It was the final ballad in a series published every other week. The initial response was minor; Thayer was paid five dollars and only a few papers in the east reprinted it. Then, that following winter, Archibald Clavering Gunter, a novelist, suggested to his friend William DeWolf Hopper, a comedian, that he memorize the poem for a performance attended by the New York Giants and Chicago White Stockings. 
 Hopper recounts: "When I dropped my voice to B flat, below low C, at 'the multitude was awed,' I remember seeing [the Giants' catcher] Buck Ewing's gallant mustachios give a single nervous twitch. And as the house, after a moment of startled silence, grasped the anticlimactic dénouement, it shouted its glee. They had expected, as anyone does on hearing 'Casey' for the first time, that the mighty batsman would slam the ball out of the lot, and a lesser bard would have had him do so, and thereby written merely a good sporting-page filler. There is no more completely satisfactory drama in literature than the fall of Humpty Dumpty." The poem became Hopper's most famous bit; he estimated he performed it over ten thousand times. "By 1900 almost everyone in America had heard or read the poem, but almost no one knew who had written it. Hopper himself did not find out who the author was until about five years after he had begun reciting it." Thayer emphatically denied that he had had any specific ballplayer in mind for any of the men mentioned in "Casey." He said, "The constant wrangling about the authorship, from which I have tried to keep aloof, has certainly filled me with disgust." Thayer also "refused to discuss payments for reprintings of 'Casey.' 'All I ask is never to be reminded of it again.'" "Friends said that toward the end of his life he softened a bit in his scornful attitude toward 'Casey.' By then T.S. Eliot had written an admiring parody of the poem, and even professors of English, notably William Lyon Phelps of Yale, had hailed 'Casey' as an authentic native masterpiece. 'The psychology of the hero and the psychology of the crowd leave nothing to be desired,' Phelps wrote in What I Like in Poetry. 'There is more knowledge of human nature displayed in this poem than in many of the works of the psychiatrist.'" (Martin Gardner, The Annotated Casey at the Bat) This is the first compiling in book-form of the classic American poem, featuring color illustrations and a dedication that reads: "Dedicated, by special permission, to that jovial patron of the national game Mr. DeWolf Hopper." New York: New Amsterdam Book Co., 1901. Octavo, original wrappers; custom silk box. Wrappers neatly detached (but secure under mylar), a few chips around the spine. Interior fine. A rare survival in the fragile original wrappers.

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        '83 to '87 in the Soudan With an Account of Sir William Hewett's Mission to King John of Abyssinia

      Remington & Co., 1888, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition2 volume set complete with map at the back of volume 1. original brown boards. both books have age related wear. the boards are worn and marked. a previous owner's signature in each book. the binding of both books is strong. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: iw23.

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        Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1888. Octavo. Original dark red cloth skilfully repaired, gilt lettered spine and front cover, black endpapers. 3 maps (2 large and folding in pocket at end). A very good copy. First edition, scarce. Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849-1940) administrator in India and politician, served on General Roberts's staff during the Second Afghan War. "From 1884 to 1886 he was attached to the Afghan boundary commission, a posting which supplied him with the material for a volume of descriptive letters, Northern Afghanistan (1888). In March 1885 Yate was British representative at Panjdeh, an oasis on Afghanistan's western frontier, when Russian troops invaded and threatened to embroil Britain in a war on Afghanistan's behalf. On 29 March, in a dramatic gesture of hospitality which typified his tendency to respond to a situation in terms of its protagonists, Yate invited the Russian officers to dine with him between the two lines of opposing soldiers. Notwithstanding the exchange of champagne toasts in no-man's-land, the Russians seized the disputed territory at dawn the following day. For his boundary work, Yate was made CSI in 1887 and CMG in 1888" (ODNB).

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        Etudes sur les Muscides de France, 3 parties (en 10), 2 vol.

      - Revue d'Entomologie, 1888/04 ;; in-8, relié Tirées de 10 volumes de la "Revue d'Entomologie". Partie I : vol. VII, 1888, pp. 258-362 ; partie II : vol. XIII, 1594, pp. 1-113, vol. XIV, 1895, pp. 287-351, vol. XV, 1896, pp. 1-219, table, pp. 221-230 ; partie III : vol. XVII, 1898, pp. 1-80, vol. XVIII, 1899, pp. 81-220, vol. XIX, 1900, pp. 221-292, vol. XX, 1901, pp. 293-372, vol. XXI, 1902, pp. 373-492, vol. XXIII, 1904, pp. 1-41 (catalogue), soit un total de 1046 pages et non 1846 comme indiqué dans Junk Rara. Le tout relié en 2 volumes demi-chagrin brun modernes, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de filets à froid, exemplaire truffé d'une carte postale manuscrite de Louis Pandellé à Henri du Buysson dans l'Allier, datée du 27 juillet 1895. Très bon état, bel exemplaire de toute rareté, de la bibliothèque de Jacques d'Aguilar avec son ex-libris gravé en pages de garde des 2 volumes ! Junk Rara 206, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        K.k. Polizeidirkektion Wien (Herausgeber): Central Polizei-Blatt 1888-1890 (Heft 1-73 f. 1888, Heft 1-75 f. 1889, Heft 1-80 f. 1890, komplett);

      . LXII Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis 1888) + ca. 30 Seiten (Ausweisungen von Ausländern 1887+1888) + 303 Seiten (Steckbriefe, Zensuren, Verbote 1888); LXXIV Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis 1889) + ca. 35 Seiten (Ausweisungen von Ausländern 1889) + 316 Seiten (Steckbriefe, Zensuren, Verbote 1889); LXXI Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis 1890) + ca. 40 Seiten (Ausweisungen von Ausländern 1890) + 331 Seiten (Steckbriefe, Zensuren, Verbote 1890); Pappband der Zeit (23x20cm) mit beschriftetem Rückenschild; k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei Wien 1913 (Papier gebräunt, ohne jeden Textverlust.) Sehr interessanter Band durchgehend mit Steckbriefen, Überwachungs- und Ausforschungs-Anzeigen! Sehr aufschlußreiche und überaus reichhaltige Sammlung von polizeistatistischen Angaben, erstellten und erledigten Steckbriefen, Tat- und Täterbeschreibungen usf. Ein Kultur- und Sittengeschichtlich kaum zu übertreffendes, amtliches Periodikum von größter Seltenheit..

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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

      Versailles: Imprimé pour l'Auteur, 1885-, 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.

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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.

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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]

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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..

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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