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        Rocky Mountain Scenery. A Brief Description of Prominent Places of Interest Along the Line of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad

      Press of the American Bank Note Company, New York 1888 - Oblong 8vo. 80pp. 12 Albertype photographic plate images by the Forbes Co. Boston. Illustrated. Dark brown pebble cloth hardcover with gilt illustrated title and "Denver & Rio Grande R R Scenic Line of the World" seal on front board. Repaired. New brown cloth backstrip. Front and rear end sheets replaced. Hinges repaired. Cloth worn and lightly spotted lower half of front board. Cloth on rear board lightly spotted and worn. 8 of the plate images were taken by W Jackson, famous Western photographer. Views include Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, Marshall Pass and many others. Several illustrated advertisements. Presentation copy: Inscribed "To The Hon. J. Russell Jones with kind regards of James Gorant (sp?), Secretary of the Guarantee Co. of N. America Chicago 2 of 9/88." Jones was President of the West Side Rail Way in Chicago. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROSIER DE MADAME HUSSON

      1888 - MAUPASSANT, Guy de. LE ROSIER DE MADAME HUSSON. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: Maison Quantin, 1888. Quarto. [vi]40pp. First edition. #56 of 1000 on Velin du Marais, out of 1050 copies. With two etchings by E. Abot after Jules Despres. Each text page decorated with illustrations by Habert-Dys. Illustrated wrappers bound-in. Carteret calls it "rare edition originale et premier tirage tres cote en grand papier" (rare first edition and first printing, highly desirable, on large paper). (Carteret 1946, p. 271.) Bound by Stikeman in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards. Spine intricately gilt in compartments. T.e.g. Minor toning and faint rubbing to hinges, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt,, 1888. Quarto. Original Japanese vellum over bevelled boards, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in red with design in black by Jacomb Hood, untrimmed; housed in a custom-made purple cloth chemise and purple quarter morocco slipcase, gilt ruled spine. Title page printed in red and black, 3 plates after Walter Crane (in two states), head and tail-pieces and decorations by Jacomb Hood. Discreet book labels of David & Lulu Borowitz and J. O. Edwards inside chemise; binding lightly soiled and toned, foxing to endpapers, front joint a little shaken, rear hinge split but firm, otherwise a very good copy of a fragile book. First and limited edition of 75 numbered large paper copies signed by both Wilde and the publisher. A handsomely produced book that includes the stories 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'the Remarkable Rocket'. "[Wilde's] reputation as an author dated from the publication of the Happy Prince and Other Tales in London in May 1888. The Athenaeum compared him to Hans Christian Andersen, and Pater wrote to say that 'The Selfish Giant' was 'perfect in its kind,' and the whole book written in 'pure English' - a wonderful compliment" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, 1987, p. 282).

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        Le Rêve -

      G. Charpentier et Cie 1888 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 310 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin cerise à coins. Dos à nerfs avec date au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée D. Montecot. Intérieur très frais. Excellent état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Largest Known Photograph of Benjamin Harrison, probably signed as President

      n.p., n.d.. 16" x 21.5". "Photograph Signed ""Benj Harrison"" on the mat. Sepia, 10"" x 15.5"" image, overall 16"" x 21.5"". In lower right corner on photographic image in white: ""Copyright 1888. / by / Geo. Prince / No. II"" Fine condition.Benjamin Harrison was elected 23rd President of the United States on November 6, 1888. ""The Washington Post"" reported on November 28, 1888: ""George Prince, the photographer, of this city, made a large photograph of General Harrison in Indianapolis yesterday."" The studio of George Prince was located near the White House on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street.President-elect Benjamin Harrison arrived in Washington, D.C., on February 26, 1889, six days before his inauguration. He most probably signed the photograph here offered sometime after his March 4, 1889 inauguration."

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        The Writings of Whittier. The works include: Margaret Smith's Journal, Anti-Slavery Poems, Songs of Labour, etc

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1888., 1888. LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION to 400 copies of which this is No 243. With "tipped-in" AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED to F.J. Garrison, requesting a copy of the Atlantic Monthly which contains "St. Martin's Summer", "The Dead Heart of the Kol Folk" and "The Minister's Daughter". 7 volumes; 8vo. A beautiful set finely bound in brown half morocco with blue title labels, gilt titles and raised bands to spines; marbled boards; edges untrimmed. Portrait frontispieces.

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        Lengthy autograph endorsement and a note signed ("L. P.") on a letter from Dr. G. Rauch.

      Lisbon, 8. IX. 1888. - Small folio (267 x 210 mm). 3 pp. In the present letter, Dr. Rauch requests permission to visit Pasteur's laboratories to examine the discoveries made by one M. Gamaleia in hopes of making a contribution to his work and that of Pasteur. Rauch explains he has had extensive experience with diseases in warm countries, citing two cholera epidemics in Toulon and Algeria and proceeds to list his medical qualifications. He notes he would particularly like to participate in M. Gamaleia s experiments in the endemic field and feels confident that the Minister of the Navy will release him to do so, if accepted. At the foot of the third page of the letter, Pasteur replies in full from Arbois on 12 September 1888: "Honored Sir and Doctor, As soon as Monsieur Gamaleia has returned to Paris I will hasten to communicate your interesting letter to him. The latter is dated from Lisbon; are you returning on the Brest route, and when? Would you be able to come and see me on your way to Paris where I would perhaps have already returned? We could talk without too much inconvenience to you, about your wishes. Yours truly, L. P." (transl.). A further note in Pasteur's hand is found at the head of the first page of the letter: "To be shown to M. Gamaleia as soon as he arrives. L. P. 12 September 1888". - A fine letter demonstrating Pasteur s great willingness for collaboration between doctors and scientists.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Geschichte Friedrichs des Großen - (mit einem beigebunden Orginal-Brief Friedrichs des Großen an Generalmajor von Fouque),

      . Das vorliegende Buch stammt wie aus einem Eintrag auf dem Vorsatzblatt hervorgeht, aus dem Nachlass des Malers W. Riefstahl (t 1888). Beigebunden ist dem Werk ein privater Original-Brief König Friedrichs II. an Generalmajor von Fouque von 1748. Fouque war zu dieser Zeit Chef des Regiments "Bredow zu Fuß". Fouque zeichnete sich im Siebenjährigen Krieg aus, geriet aber in Gefangenschaft. Sein Leben wurde ausführlich von seinem Enkel, dem Schriftsteller Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, beschrieben. Leipzig, Verlag der Weber'schen Buchhandlung, 1840, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband (Bibliothekseinband), 625 + VIII Seiten, Zeichnungen von Adolph Menzel im Text, Rücken leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (AB).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        PIONEER DAYS ON PUGET SOUND

      C.B. Bagley, Printer, 1888, 1888. 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" in brown printed boards with title in silver. 83 pp., errata. Pioneer Arthur A. Denny writes about the early days of Seattle as he remembers cabins and sawmills, steamboats on the Sound, Indians, soldiers and settlers. Denny was the leading founder of the town of Seattle. In 1851 he left Illinois and migrated westward with his family and acquaintances, intending to settle in the Willamette Valley. Hearing about the area around Puget Sound, the Denny Party sailed from Portland, landed at Alki Point in November 1851, and four months later staked claim to land along the eastern shore of Elliott Bay, in what would become the city of Seattle. A surveyor by trade, Denny helped lay out the real estate that formed a large part of the pioneer economy. He served as postmaster, merchant, banker, and legislator. Over the course of his life, Denny witnessed or participated in most of the key events in early Seattle history to include the founding in 1851-52, the Indians’ attack on Seattle in 1856, the creation and siting of the University of Washington in the early 1860s, the courtship of railroad companies during the 1870s, and the labor unrest and anti-Chinese movement of the 1880s. In 1843 Denny married Mary Ann Boren, and together they had six children. Mary Ann Denny neatly wrote on the rear free endpaper, “Mrs. Dullie Miller from Mrs. Mary A. Denny, June 11, 1905." A fine copy.

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        The Alphabet of Economic Science. Part I . Elements of the theory of value or worth. [All published.]

      London: Macmillan and Co. and New York, 1888 - Octavo (170 × 114 mm). Original publisher's cloth, lettered in black. Spine ends a tiny bit faded, but a crisp clean copy in excellent condition. With 10 folding plates and numerous figures in the text. Jesuit library stamp to half title and title. First edition of Wicksteed's first work. Fundamentally a basic textbook of new economics, it did much to popularise the adjective "marginal" and the term "marginal analysis" and received the approbation of both Edgeworth and Pareto. Batson calls it "a very valuable little work which aims at providing a thorough mathematical explanation of the 'fundamental propositions of the theory of value'" (p. 60). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schau mich an! Ein Ziehbilderbuch von Lothar Meggendorfer.

      Schreiber. (1888)., Eßlingen, - Halbleinenband mit buntem Deckelbild; quer 26 x 35,5 cm; 7 (von 8) bunte Tafelbilder mit Ziehmechanismus. Die Tafel "Beim Friseur" liegt in Farbkopie bei.Inhalt: Schau mich an! (Einleitungsgedicht). Tafel 1: St. Niklas kommt! (Tür klappt nach vorn auf, Niklas kommt herein, die Kinder verstecken sich). Tafel 2: Das Duett. (Vor einer Hütte sitzen zwei Schwarze und spielen Gitarre und Harmonika. Arme und Harmonika bewegen sich, die Münder gehen auf und zu). Tafel 3: Die Zimmerleute. (Zwei Zimmerleute schlagen mit Äxten auf einen Balken ein). Tafel 4: Der störrische Esel. (Ein brauner Bursche traktiert einen voll bepackten Esel mit dem Stock. Der Esel schlägt mit den Hinterbeinen aus). Tafel 5: In der Kinderstube. (Eine Kinderfrau wiegt das Baby im Kissen auf dem Arm. Der Knabe neckt mit dem Stock einen Raben). Tafel 6: Beim Friseur. (Tafel in Kopie). Tafel 7: Hausmusik. (Posaunist und Flötenspieler bewegen fleißig ihre Instumente, der Flötenspieler auch seinen Obekörper. Dabei sitzt ein Hund, der das Maul aufreißt und offensichtlich ob der Musik jault). Tafel 8: Der gefoppte Ami. (Der Hausknecjht putzt Stiefel. Die Magd schwingt den Besen, worauf der Hund Ami angesprungen kommt). Sprache: de (Ecken bestoßen; Block liegt lose zwischen den Deckeln; alle Funktioen gut und leicht gängig. Tafel 1: Ziehmechanismus repariert; Niklas, Kinder und der Stuhl in Farbkopie; Randeinrisse des Deckblattes geklebt. Tafel 2: bewegliches Teil der Harmonika und ein Arm ersetzt. Tafel 3: Arme mit Beil ersetzt. Tafel 4: sehr guter Zustand. Tafel 5: Knabe ersetzt. Tafel 6: Farbkopie. Tafel 7: sehr guter Zustand. Tafel 8: Besen ersetzt. - *** Der Mechanismus von Tafel 1 ist sehr aufwendig, und dadurch bei den meisten Exemplaren kaputt. Auch bei dieser reparierten Tafel ist vorsichtiger Gebrauch zu raten, z.B. hakt der Junge beim Zurückgehen leicht hinter das Stuhlbein. - vgl. Krahe 119; Puppentheatermuseum München 125; Kohlweyer Teil 2 Nr. 383. - (Lager Vtko)

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        Gesammelte mathematische und astronomische Abhandlungen. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Berlin, Dümmler, 1888-89. - (22,5 x 16 cm). (4) 211 S.; VI, 248 S.; (4) 158 (2) S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Mit den Untertiteln: Allgemeines betreffend Rechnungsmethoden (Band 1); Methode der kleinsten Quadrate. Fehlertheoretische Untersuchungen (Band 2); Astronomische und optische Abhandlungen (Band 3). - Encke (1791-1865), Schüler von K. F. Gauss, war Professor für Astronomie in Berlin sowie Direktor der dortigen Sternwarte. Er entdeckte u.a. die nach ihm benannte Teilung des Saturnrings und bestimmte die Sonnenparallaxe mit Hilfe der Venusdurchgänge sehr exakt. Seine bedeutendste Leistung ist der Nachweis der Periodizität des 1818 von J. L. Pons entdeckten und nach Encke benannten Kometen. - Titel gestempelt. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 4, 369 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Esploraciones jeograficas e hidrograficas precedida de una introduccion de Diego Barros Arana

      Imprenta Nacional, Santiago de Chile 1888 - 534 pag. Ejemplar intonso. Extenso mapa plegado :"Carta esferica que contiene la costa occidental patagonica comprendida entre los 41º y 46º de latitud meridional con inclusion de Chiloe y parte del grande de los chonos reconocida levantada de real orden y comision del excmo. señor don Francisco Gil y Lemos , virrey del Peru, por el alferez de fragata primer piloto de la Real Armada don Jose de Moraleda en los años de 1792 a 1796 Encuadernación holandesa con papel marmol [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1888

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

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

      David Nutt, London. 1888 - First edition. 1000 copies were printed. There was also a limited signed edition of 75 copies. Royal octavo. pp [x], 116. Tissue-guarded black-and-white frontispiece and two other full-page plates by Walter Crane; head- and tail-pieces by Jacomb Hood. Bound by Riviere in full green morocco, raised bands, gilt rules. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound in at the rear is the Japanese pictorial vellum paper lettered in red used for the original upper cover. Contains the title-story, "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend" and "The Remarkable Rocket". One of the monuments of children's literature. On the front pastedown is the bookplate of the noted New York collector Samuel Heiman. Spine and cover edges rubbed and inevitably faded from green to brown. Slight spotting of prelims. Traces of two small stickers on first blank. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        ORIGINAL DRAWING WITH TEMPERA AND GOUACHE WITH CERTIFICATES AND ORIGIN OF VINCENT VAN GOGH 1888

      1888 DIBUJO ORIGINAL CON TEMPERA Y GOUACHE SOBRE PAPEL CON CERTIFICADOS Y PROCEDENCIA DE VINCENT VAN GOGH 1888. 25X18. ORIGINAL DIBUJANDO EL PAISAJE DESDE LA VENTANA DE SU ULTIMA RESIDENCIA ANTES DE SU MUERTE Y A LA MANERA PICTORICA DE VINCENT VAN GOGH. EXTREMADAMENTE RARO. REF PICS 1. Vincent Willem van Gogh (en neerlandés, Vincent van Gogh, (['v?ns?nt f?n'x?x]) (Zundert, Países Bajos, 30 de marzo de 1853-Auvers-sur-Oise, Francia, 29 de julio de 1890) fue un pintor neerlandés, uno de los principales exponentes del postimpresionismo. Pintó unos 900 cuadros (entre ellos 27 autorretratos y 148 acuarelas) y realizó más de 1600 dibujos. Una figura central en su vida fue su hermano menor Theo, marchante de arte en París, quien le prestó apoyo financiero de manera continua y desinteresada. La gran amistad entre ellos está documentada en las numerosas cartas que se intercambiaron desde agosto de 1872. De las 800 cartas que se conservan del pintor, unas 650 eran para Theo, las otras son correspondencia con amigos y familiares.2 A pesar que desde muy joven tuvo inclinación hacia el dibujo, su primer trabajo fue en una galería de arte. Más tarde se convirtió en pastor protestante y en 1879, a la edad de 26 años, se marchó como misionero a una región minera de Bélgica, donde comenzó a dibujar a la gente de la comunidad local. En 1885 pintó su primera gran obra Los comedores de patatas. En ese momento su paleta se componía principalmente de tonos sombríos terrosos. La luz de colores vivos por la que es conocido surgió en obras posteriores, cuando se trasladó al sur de Francia, consiguiendo su plenitud durante su estancia en Arlés en 1888. La calidad de su obra sólo fue reconocida después de su muerte, en una exposición retrospectiva en 1890, considerándose en la actualidad uno de los grandes maestros de la pintura. Tuvo una gran influencia en el arte del siglo XX, especialmente entre los expresionistas alemanes y los fauvistas como Derain, Vlaminck y Kees Van Dongen. Falleció a los 37 años por una herida de bala de pistola; aún no se sabe con seguridad si fue un suicidio o un asesinato accidental. A pesar de que existe una tendencia general a especular que su enfermedad mental influyese en su pintura, el crítico de arte Robert Hughes cree que las obras del artista están ejecutadas bajo un completo control, 5 de hecho, el pintor jamás trabajó en los periodos en los que estaba enfermo.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Excelente.

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        Lengthy autograph endorsement and a note signed ("L. P.") on a letter from Dr. G. Rauch.

      Lisbon, 8. IX. 1888.. Small folio (267 x 210 mm). 3 pp.. In the present letter, Dr. Rauch requests permission to visit Pasteur's laboratories to examine the discoveries made by one M. Gamaleia in hopes of making a contribution to his work and that of Pasteur. Rauch explains he has had extensive experience with diseases in warm countries, citing two cholera epidemics in Toulon and Algeria and proceeds to list his medical qualifications. He notes he would particularly like to participate in M. Gamaleia s experiments in the endemic field and feels confident that the Minister of the Navy will release him to do so, if accepted. At the foot of the third page of the letter, Pasteur replies in full from Arbois on 12 September 1888: "Honored Sir and Doctor, As soon as Monsieur Gamaleia has returned to Paris I will hasten to communicate your interesting letter to him. The latter is dated from Lisbon; are you returning on the Brest route, and when? Would you be able to come and see me on your way to Paris where I would perhaps have already returned? We could talk without too much inconvenience to you, about your wishes. Yours truly, L. P." (transl.). A further note in Pasteur's hand is found at the head of the first page of the letter: "To be shown to M. Gamaleia as soon as he arrives. L. P. 12 September 1888". - A fine letter demonstrating Pasteur s great willingness for collaboration between doctors and scientists.

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        Solferino. Mining Town N.S.W

      Sydney: Phillip-Stephan, 1888. Coloured photolithograph, 283 x 352 mm; short tear and a few spots in margin, but a good copy, mounted. An unusual photolithographic view of the mining town of Solferino. "The inventors of the Process [of making a lithograph from a photograph] are Samuel Phillip and Adam Stephan... a photographer, and a lithographic printer. For some three years past, they have, in a cellar situated in Woolloomooloo, worked hard and continuously to perfect this discovery, which combines the knowledge of both trades..." (Ferguson, quoting from one of their portfolios).The results of the process are fairly bizarre: most of the prints have a distinctly surreal quality. Phillip and Stephan produced a series of landscapes, based mainly on photographs by Caire, Lindt, and Bayliss, which could be bought separately, while some were sold in sets. The company continued until 1910.This view of the famous mining town of Solferino is of particular interest for its details of miners' dwellings.

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali.Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, 1775. First edition.

      A very fine copy. "The book is one of the finest anatomies of the eighteenth century because of its excellent illustrations and comprehensive commentary." (<i>Heirs of Hippocrates</i>). It is also one of the rarest of the few medical books printed at the celebrated Bodoni Press in Parma, as well as one of the few medical books issued by a private press. <br/><br/> ❧Norman 1888; Garrison-Morton 399.1; <i>Heirs of Hippocrates</i> 788; Pincus 248. <br/><br/> "Santorini was generally acknowledged as the outstanding anatomist of his time. Many corrections and discoveries in the detailed anatomy of the different organs of the human body go back to Santorini. Even today a facial muscle (risorius), a pair of cartilages (comicula) of the larynx, the emissary veins of the skull, and a part of the superior and inferior turbinates of the ethmoid are named after Santorini. <br/><br/> The work belongs to the best of its time, not only as regards the dissections and illustrations, but also as to the very elaborate commentary. Of the 21 plates 17 are by Santorini, two of the last four plates belongs to the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, who was drowned, in 1768, in his youth. The other two plates belongs to the editor, Michael Girardi (1731 - 1797), a professor of anatomy in Parma, who also wrote the commentary to Santorini's plates, thus carrying out Covoli's plans. using, in part, posthumous writings of both Santorini and Covoli. All the 21 plates are done with a light crayon effect which, however, does not impair the anatomic clarity of the prints, but even brings out well the differences in the tissues. The unsigned plates were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazetta (1682 - 1754). A woman, Florentia Marcella, engraved Santorini's plates under his personal supervision. Girardi's two plates are signed and were drawn by Ignazio Gasparetti and engraved by Giuseppe Patrini. The pictures deal with the facial muscles, the base and other parts of the brain, the organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the heart, the diaphragm with the beginning of the thoracic duct, the stomach, the liver, the intestines, the pancreas, the ileocecal valve, the bladder, the muscles of the perineum, and the genitals. Covoli's plates represent the breasts, the tunics of the testicle and a six months' fetus." (Hagelin, <i>Rare and Important Medical Books</i>, pp. 112-113).. Folio (325 x 235 mm), pp. [10], i-xxxv [1], 1-217 [3] and 42 beautifully engraved plates, contemporary half vellum, marbled baords, a very fine and fresh copy, entirely unrestored. Rare in such good condition

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        Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

      The Century Co, New York 1888 - Dykes 956; Howes R432; Adams, Herd 1951 Pictorial brown bevelled cloth stamped in brown and gold on upper cover, a.e.g. Light wear to spine ends, small bump to edge of lower cover, elese near fine Illustrated by Frederic Remington. [iv], 186, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small folio (12 x 9-3/4 inches) [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

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

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        HISTORY OF DELAWARE. 1609-1888.|THE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA: With SomeAccount of the History, People, Administration and Religion of That Country.

      A MARVELOUS EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON COREA & MANCHURIA London 1888, - Longman. Yellow cloth, very good clean, 502p.,index, 8 appendices, 1 color, 37 b. w. illustrations, colorfolding map, exceptionally clean bright copy, gilt spine,front cover black stamped picture & characters.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

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

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

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

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        BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        De approviandeering der ontworpen Stelling van Amsterdam.

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

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        &#39;Staircase International Exhibition (Boehm&#39;s Bull)&#39;, an original pen and ink drawing of Sir Edgar Boehm&#39;s statue &#39;Young Bull and Herdsman&#39; at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition

      1888 - 1889.. Very good condition. An original pen and ink drawing showing Sir Edgar Boehm&#39;s (1834 - 1890) statue &#39;Young Bull and Herdsman&#39;, on a large plinth at the foot of the grand staircase at the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888. &#11;&#11;A stylishly-dressed Victorian crowd of exhibition viewers strolls about the great hall, with the statue on a large plinth highlighted with white accents. With the title penned below the image. Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834 - 1890) is recognized for his colossal statues, including one of Queen Victoria, executed in marble (1869) for Windsor Castle, the monument of the duke of Kent in St. George&#39;s Chapel, the statue of Carlyle on the Thames embankment at Chelsea, and the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner.The Young Bull and Herdsman was acquired by the Melbourne Art Gallery and Museum and was then gifted to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, where it is today outside the RASV offices in the show grounds.&#11;&#11;Unsigned, with a small circular mark roughly at center of drawing, and a closed tear through the caption, but not affecting the drawing; mounted on an album page.9 3/4 x 8 1/2".

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

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

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        Wee Willie Winkie [Indian Railway Library Series]

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

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

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

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        Mensonges

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

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