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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: M.J.B. S.A.S., Librairie TOP DUCK]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. The Lea and Dove Edition, Being the 100th Edition.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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..

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

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

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

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

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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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        Derbyshire Cricket Annual For Season 1888

      Derby: Bewley & Roe 1888 - Edited by E. Elliott & T. Thornhill. This diminutive county annual was published between 1885 and 1893. In 1896 it changed its name to "The Derbyshire Cricket Guide" under which title it ran until 1939 although no copies were issued during 1915-18. This is the fourth year of issue. 32mo. (10.5 x 6.5cms) [16] + 112pp + [8]. Rebound in half blue cloth over marbled boards, original wrappers preserved in fine condition. Ex-libris AE Winder, with his bookplate on the endpaper, also ownership signature of the noted collector, HV Warner. Early copies of this annual are hard to acquire, especially with the original wrappers intact.  [Padwick, 1851]

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

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

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        Uforsonlige. Skuespil i fire akter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Kneass' Philadelphia Magazine for the Blind

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

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        A Guide Book to San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Glasgow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vorschläge zur praktischen Kolonisation in Ost-Afrika.

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

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