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        A Guide Book to San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vorschläge zur praktischen Kolonisation in Ost-Afrika.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        "The birds of North America … drawn and colored from nature including a copious text … Theodore Jasper, editor and proprietor."

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

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        Souvenirs d'un montagnard (1858-1888).

      Pau, Vignancour 1888 - petit in-8, XX-508 pp., index, bradel percaline bleue (reliure de l'éditeur). Rousseurs. Infimes usures aux mors. Seconde édition, rare, après la mythique édition de 1878. Cette édition est vue comme étant la première par l'auteur lui-même, pourtant, il publia une première édition en 1878, mais il n'en n'était pas satisfait. Il la considérait comme "un essai, une édition pré-originale en quelque sorte. Dans toute sa correspondance, il cite l'édition de 1888 comme étant la première et celle de 1908 comme étant la seconde." Récit des ascensions pyrénéennes de l'auteur, de Biarritz à Perpignan. Labarère, Les vingt livres pyrénéistes les plus rares, pp. 26-27. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northern Afghanistan Or Letters From The Afghan Boundary Commission

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh and London 1888 - 8vo. Bound in attractively gilt contemporary red half morocco with green pebbled boards. Gilt stamp of the New South Wales Library Of Parliament on the upper board; marbled edges and endpapers. As is often the case with books from this library, the endpapers are rather foxed and the rear free endpaper is a little frayed at the fore-edge. viii, 430pp., with a plan of Balkh and 2 large folding coloured engraved maps at back of volume. " Commencing at the time when the question of war between England and Russia hung in the balance, the letters describe the sojourn of the British Commission around Herat during the summer of 1885; the subsequent meeting of the joint British and Russian commissions in November. and the progress of the demarcation of the frontier up to the time of their separation in September 1886; the negotiations at St. Petersburg during the summer of 1887; the final settlement and demarcation of the frontier during the winter of 1887, and return through Russian Trans-Caspian territory in February 1888. " ( Author's Preface . His brother, Arthur Campbell Yate, also of the Bombay Staff Corps, served on the Afghan Boundary Commission and published his account in 1887. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        The American Woods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Album de Pernambuco

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

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

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin. Complete in 6 volumes

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

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        Le Costume Historique

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sous l'oeil des barbares

      Original issue for which there is no mention of major papers, false entry of the second edition.Binding to bradel full percaline almond, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and gilt edged tail, part of title grief hazelnut, almond contreplats guards and paper wrappers preserved, contemporary binding signed Desnaux.Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Edmond de Goncourt "To the chief Edmond de Goncourt, respectful tribute to his faithful, Maurice Barres."Provenance: Library Hubert Heilbronn with his bookplate pasted on a guard.Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1888 12X19,5cm relié

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        Ame en peine

      Original issue for which there is no mention of large papiers.Précieux rare autograph dedication signed by the author Emile Zola "... my dear master Emile Zola, his affectionately devoted ..." Small lacks in head and walk back, foxing éparses.Rare copy of exceptional provenance. Victor-Havard Paris 1888 12x19cm broché

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        Le monde nouveau

      Edition for which it was not derived great papers. Binding to bradel half percaline chocolate corners, smooth back, part of title black sheepskin, flat marbled paper. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed and dated by the author to his friend Eugene Marchal. Beautiful specimen. E. Dentu Paris 1888 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Dans l'oratoire

      Edition of current paper. Binding to bradel half chocolate calico, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, golden double thread tail piece as grief fir, flat marbled paper, bookplate pasted on a guard who left facing a shadow , cover preserved contemporary binding. Autograph signed by the author to his friend Fernand Le Grand, figure of all-Fécamp on the half-title page that includes a printed bibliophile and some spots buffer. Provenance: Library Fernand Le Grand with his bookplate. Rare. C. Dalou Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        Le rêve

      First Edition.Bound in half fir grief, back with five nerves set with black nets, dishes marbled paper, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, printed pad of the Julia-Alphonse Daudet library on the first guard.Important autograph dedication signed by the author Alphonse Daudet.Some spots. Charpentier Paris 1888 11x18cm relié

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        Pierre et Jean

      Original, one of 100 numbered copies on Holland Edition, only five major papers after Japan.Binding to bradel black half morocco with corners, flat spine, golden tailed date guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, binding signed by Alfred Farez, active between 1909 and 1930.Very nice copy well established. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 12,5x19,5cm relié

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        La veillée

      Oil painting in grisaille on signed lower droite.Cette Artwork panel was used to illustrate a scene from "Earth", the first illustrated edition novel by Emile Zola published by Flammarion & Marpon in 1889. Huile sur panneau 1888 27x35cm autre

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        Le Pierrot

      Originale.Collection almost complete edition of this rare literary satirical newspaper run by Adolphe Willette and illustrated. 49 issues of the July 6, 1888 to September 20, 1889 51 (last two missing) .Each composed of two sheets folio, illustrated on the front page of a lithograph of A. Willette and some numbers, caricatures third page.Ayant to editor Emile Goudeau, the newspaper announced the publication on Friday (which was not always the case) includes poems, advertisements, small but its new value lies in the illustrations done exclusively by Willette.Quelques foxing and small tears curbs without affecting the text or the image.Adolphe Willette is inseparable from the Montmartre district which he decorated many taverns, bars and the famous Moulin Rouge. First of all painter, he exhibited at the Black Cat after participating in its creation. Subsequently he worked for many newspapers as Laughter plate or butter before founding the Pierrot. Controversial figure, he presented himself as anti-Semitic parliamentary candidate in 1889 in Paris. He was the first president of the Republic of Montmartre, philanthropic association to help local children. Paris 1888 et 1889 29x40cm en feuilles

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      Cincinnnati: Progress Publishing Company, 1888. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Folio. The Anatomy, Normal and Morbid, Pathology, Physical Diagnosis and Treatment of Those Organs. Two volumes bound together: Vol, 1: (iv), 112 pp. text plus 56 leaves of lithographic plates (including 40 chromolithographs); Vol. II: 55 pp. text with 24 leaves of chromolithographic plates. The plates are by the Krebs Lithographic Co., Cincinnati. Bound in 1/2 green morocco over cloth, stamped in gilt. Very Good binding.

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        Prachtalbum. Ihrem ausgezeichneten Lehrer und verehrten Kollegen, Herrn Dr. Max Leidesdorf k.k. Professor an der Wiener Universität, Vorstand der k.k. Universitäts-Klinik für Psychiatrie, k.k. Obersanitätsrat etc.etc. anläßlich seines Scheidens vom Lehramte gewidmet von den dankbaren Schülern und Berufskollegen.

      Wien, -, 1888.. o. Pag. [5 Bll.]. Orig. Ledereinband, mit Emaile-Applikationen.. Eine Applikation am Deckel fehlt, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - Foto-Tableaux mit 33 Porträtphotographien (tlw. mit Signaturen) der damals massgeblichen psychiatrischen Ärzte: von Wagner-Jauregg, Holler, Weiss, von Marzell, Schlangenhauser, Bresslauer, Tilkowsky, Langwieser, Frank, Svetlin, Pfleger, Pokorny, Linsmayer, Joh. Raab, F. Plenk, St. Sterger, Stefanides, Hinterstoisser, Janchen, Konrad, Kiltsch, Alfred von Planner, Julius Rader, Neuhauser, Krayatsch, Schücking, S. Weiss, Krueg, Dirmoser, Bubenik, Wiesinger, Bogdan, und Schlöss. - Leidesdorf, (1815 - 1889), studierte Medizin an italienischen Universitäten und wurde 1837 in Bonn promoviert (De phlegmatia alba dolente). Danach in Moskau und St. Petersburg tätig, habilitierte er sich 1856 an der Univ. Wien für Psychiatrie und wurde 1860 Leiter der Goergenschen Privatirrenanstalt in Wien-Döbling. Seit 1866 a.o .Prof., wurde er 1872 Primararzt an der Irrenabteilung im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus in Wien, bis er 1875 die Leitung der Psychiatrischen Klinik der niederösterreichischen Landesirrenanstalt in Wien übernahm. 1886 wurde er Mitglied des Obersten Sanitätsrats. Er begründete den klinisch-psychiatrischen Universitätsunterricht in Österreich und war Mitbegründer und Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins für Psychiatrie und forensische Psychologie. In seinem Werk "Pathologie und Therapie der psychischen Krankheiten" (1860) legte er eine Klassifizierung der Geisteskrankheiten in Depressions-, Exaltations- und psychische Schwächezustände vor. (Zitat)

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        Strange Stories of Coincidence and Ghostly Adventure

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

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        Fruen fra Havet.

      . Skuespil i fem Akter. Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1888. 223 s. Indbundet med helt guldsnit i det originale komponerede hellaerred. Tilskrift pa friblad. Eksemplar med minimale brugsspor. * First edition. Publisher's decorated cloth..

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        La Terre. Revue scientifique populaire illustrée. 1888 - 1889 : Cent Livraisons [ Complet ] Science - Industrie - Travaux Publics. L'Instruction & la Récréation dans la Famille. [ Edition originale ]

      L. Boulanger 1888 - 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, L. Boulanger, Paris, 1888-1889, 796 pp. avec 457 figures Très rare exemplaire de cette éphémère et belle revue de vulgarisation scientifique, dirigée par le scientifique et journaliste Maxime Vuillaume (1844-1925, attribution du catalogue de la BNF). Bel état (dos lég. frotté, état absolument magnifique par ailleurs). Une vraie rareté. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Charles Lamb 12 Volume Set

      Lamb Publishing Company, New York 1888 - Set is # 383 of 480. Bound in 1/2 green morocco with green marbling, spines are all sun damaged to brown. Text blocks appear unread. Free Media Mail shipping to continental USA. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great French Writers

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study on the life and works of French author George Sand. With an engraved portrait of the author. Translated from the original French by Gustave Masson. Amantine (also Amandine) Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant (1 July 1804 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Spine is slighly cocked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Hinges strained but firm. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Aeneid of Virgil

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully-bound copy of the Conington translation of Virgil's Aeneid. Eighth edition. John Conington (10 August 1825 23 October 1869) was an English classical scholar. In 1866 he published his best-known work, the translation of the Aeneid of Virgil into the octosyllabic metre of Walter Scott. Condition: In a vellum binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just a few spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Q. Horati Flacci Opera

      1888. A Stunning Mosaic Binding[RAMAGE, John, binder]. HORACE. Q. Horati Flacci Opera. Londoni: [Printed by C. Whittingham for] Kegan Paul, Trench & Soc., 1888. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 159 x 95 mm.). 302 pp. Preface by Francis Warre Cornish. Engraved frontispiece and printer?'s device on title page.Bound ca. 1888 in red morocco elaborately inlaid in a mosaic pattern by Ramage (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers bordered with thin decorative and plain gilt rules, the rest of the boards entirely covered with inlaid diapering featuring rows of teal lozenges tooled with gilt fleurons, these flanked on all four sides with inlaid tan circles, the red morocco tooled with curving gilt lines attached to the dots, raised bands, spine compartments with similar inlaid teal lozenges tooled in gilt, delicate gilt cornerpieces, gilt titling, pastedowns framed by red morocco inlaid with tan circles at the corners and with gilt floral tooling, cream-colored watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. An exceptionally fine example housed in a later felt-lined red cloth clamshell case with two gilt lettered black leather labels on the spine.This is a very attractively printed and beautifully bound edition of Horace, edited by beloved Eton schoolmaster Francis Warre Cornish (1839-1916). The volume features a sparkling and animated design from one of the most respected English binders during the last half of the 19th century. Born in London in 1836, John Ramage served an apprenticeship with John Wright, and then went to Paris, where he was able to work with the distinguished Marcellin Lortic. In 1860 Ramage purchased the binding business of Alexander Banks, Jr., in Edinburgh, then returned three years later to London, where he was in business at various locations into the 20th century (W.D. and N.M. Ramage carried on the business until 1929). The delicate and careful execution for which the bindery was known is clearly well displayed in the mosaic inlays on this example which follows a tradition of mosaic bindings that is said to have originated in France in the early part of the 18th century and was resurrected in England at the end of that century by Staggemeier & Welcher, perhaps at the suggestion of James Edwards.

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

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

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        Mule Train Crossing the Sierra

      - [circa 1888]. () Fine. Photogravure print. 38 X 28 CM (16 X 11") with image 26 X 20 CM (10.25" X 8"). Printed on thick cream card with a subtle blind stamped border surrounding image. A beautiful print made even more wonderful by the artists original signature. Signed below the image in pencil by the artist. Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry. This image shows, in rich tones, a mule train where one rider is present and the animals have stopped to take a drink. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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