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        The Coming of the Great Queen, a Narrative of the Acquisition of Burma.

      London: Harrison and Sons, 1888 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine and the to the front board together with an on-laid white cloth elephant's with gilt details, and illustration of a British soldier in solar topee greeting a Burmese with a parasol, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed and spotted on the boards, spine somewhat sunned, but the gilt bright, pale toning, but a very good copy. Folding steel-engraved frontispiece, 12 collotype plates, 3 folding coloured maps. First edition. Attractive and authoritative contemporary account, the Army and Navy Gazette considered that the "chapters on "The Commerce of Burma" on "Dacoity", and on "The Native Races of Indo-China" are of great and permanent value", while the Saturday Review thought that the story of the Third Anglo-Burma War "by river and land, of the taking of the City and the surrender of the King is well told". Browne served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Zulu war of 1879, in the Boer War of 1881 as Assistant Director of Transport with the Natal Field Force, and with the "Burmese Expedition 1885-86 in command of a Mounted Corps composed of Mounted Infantry, Civilian Volunteers, and Burmans, equipped and organised by him (mentioned in despatches, Medal and clasp)" (Hart's Army List). A very nice copy of an elusive title. Bruce 4426 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph quotation signed.

      Eisenach, 16. VII. 1888. - Large 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. "The greatest satisfaction lies in striving, not in achieving". - Includes a contemporarily addressed envelope "Villard-Hilgard".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Modern Heliographic Processes: A Manual of Instruction in the Art of Reproducing Drawings, Engravings, Manuscripts, etc., by the Action of Light; for the Use of Engineers, Draughtsmen, Artists and Scientists

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 7" x 10.5," pp [10], viii, 143. [4] ads, illustrated with 32 wood engravings and ten tipped-in specimen heliograms. Original maroon cloth, lightly bumped at the corner. Initials stamped on front free endpaper, old bookseller's label (W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, NY) on rear pastedown, else unmarked and sound. Preface: "An abundance of excellent works on photography already exist, but, as far as the author is aware, there is no book in the English language which is adapted to the special use fo the Engineer, the Architect, and the Draughtsman, who may wish to employ heavenly light as a copying clerk....Parts of the following pages have been gathered from periodicals, portions are taken from standard works on photography, chemistry, and physics...[but] a great deal is original with the author. A large number of the formulas given have been practiced by him for many years." Includes very detailed information and formulas for a variety of processes (silver print, blue print, iron salt, chromium salt, etc).

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin. Complete in 6 volumes

      Sunnyside : G. Allen, 1888, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Complete EditionNear fine copies in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered burgundy cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Second printing. Physical description; 6 v. : ill., plates ; 30 cm. Bibliography: vol. 6, p. [267]-272. Contents; v.1. pt.I: Of general principles -- pt.II: Of truth -- v.2. pt.III: Of ideas of beauty -- v.3. pt.IV: Of many things -- v.4. pt.V: Of mountain beauty -- v.5. pt.VI: Of leaf beauty. pt.VII: Of cloud beauty. pts.VIII-IX: Of ideas of relation -- [v.6] Index. Subjects; Painting. Aesthetics. Painting, Modern - 19th century - History. Landscape painting. ART THEORY - 19TH CENTURY.

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        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.], v.d., 1879-1888 - 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 (FASHION) Folio. 66 colored plates (many folding), 10 black and white plates. Later red cloth. A few short tears and minor traces of old soiling. Generally Very Good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOOKING BACKWARD 2000 - 1887

      Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888.. Original gilt slate gray cloth. Endsheets darkened at gutters, cloth faintly handsoiled, minor rubbing at spine ends, but for this book, a very good, tight copy. First edition, first printing, with the imprint of "J.J. Arakleyan" on the verso of the title leaf. P. 210 exhibits the uncorrected reading. The most important 19th century American Utopian novel, and as the most widely read, one of the most influential of all 19th century Utopian works. "Bellamy's arguments for a socialist state, devoid of production for private profit, concentrations of wealth, and social inequalities, were presented to convincingly as reforms already accomplished that they easily aroused the imagination of people ready for a new deal." - Grolier 100. BAL 956. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 90. BLEILER, p.20. NEGLEY 80. SARGENT, p. 38. DOWNS 10. ADAMS, p.57. WRIGHT III:460.

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston: Ticknor, 1888. First Edition. VG or better in slate gray cloth. Light soiling to upper edge, mild bump to lower rear corner, else a very bright and attractive copy. First printing with "J. J. Arakelyan" on verso of title page. Inscribed on the front endpaper by noted Freethinker Courtlandt Palmer: "Courtlandt Palmer, Lake Dunmore, July / 88 An extremely influential utopian novel, oft imitated but never surpassed. Listed in Bleiler. Courtlandt Palmer was the founder and first president of the Nineteenth Century Club which met in the assembly rooms of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to discuss weighty issues of the time and to promote free thought. Palmer was memorably eulogized by Robert Ingersoll. His last words to his family: "I want you one and all to tell the whole world that you have seen a Freethinker die without the last fear of what the hereafter may be

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        The National Shakespeare. A Fac=simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623

      69 Ludgate Hill. London: Edinburgh and Dublin.: William Mackenzie 3 Volumes, complete, in contemporary full green morocco, ink and gilt decorative tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly, rounded edges. Spines, titles and decorative tooling in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, black endpapers, teg remainder uncut, this is the special thick paper, Edition de Luxe, with 24 india proof impressions, some very light offsetting and browning, title pages in red and black inks, all hinges professionally reinforced, not dated but 1888-89 per WorldCat. The 3 volumes are: Comedies, frontis, [20], 303 pp, 7 plates. Histories, small tear at margin fep, portrait frontis, [4], 232 pp, [29] Prologue, 6 plates. Tragedies, portrait frontis, [4], 993 pp (but 399), couple of small marks to covers.Paton, history painter, whose first successes were in book illustration, with designs for Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1844) and Shakespeare's The Tempest (1845), and he continued to produce illustrations throughout his career, most notably his designs for Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1863) and the collected volume of his illustrations to Shakespeare. See ODNB.

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        David: An Oratorio (Vocal Score) - Specially Published for the Duke of Edinburgh

      Hodge & Essex, London, England 1888 - This is an incredibly special edition of this vocal score. An inscription on a page following the title page says "Dedicated By Special Permission to His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh - March 1888". It is bound in a Royal binding, which consists of navy blue leather and gilt lettering and decorations. The front cover consists of the Duke's Royal Monogram, his initials AEA (Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, second son of Queen Victoria) underneath his coronet. This coronet represents that of a younger son of the monarch, and would be replaced 5 years later (in 1893) when he became the ruling prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Truly an incredible example of a book published specifically for one of the Royal Family. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 200 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. Bumped and rubbed. Cover is protected in mylar cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Royalty; Inventory No: 001183. Additional shipping charges may apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The National Shakespeare. A Fac=simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623

      69 Ludgate Hill. London: Edinburgh and Dublin.: William Mackenzie 3 Volumes, complete, in contemporary full green morocco, ink and gilt decorative tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly, rounded edges. Spines, titles and decorative tooling in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, black endpapers, teg remainder uncut, this is the special thick paper, Edition de Luxe, with 24 india proof impressions, some very light offsetting and browning, title pages in red and black inks, all hinges professionally reinforced, not dated but 1888-89 per WorldCat. The 3 volumes are: Comedies, frontis, [20], 303 pp, 7 plates. Histories, small tear at margin fep, portrait frontis, [4], 232 pp, [29] Prologue, 6 plates. Tragedies, portrait frontis, [4], 993 pp (but 399), couple of small marks to covers.Paton, history painter, whose first successes were in book illustration, with designs for Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1844) and Shakespeare's The Tempest (1845), and he continued to produce illustrations throughout his career, most notably his designs for Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1863) and the collected volume of his illustrations to Shakespeare. See ODNB.

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        MISSEL ROMAIN a l'usage des fidèles appruvé par Mgr. L'Archevêque de Tours.

      Tours 1888 - 15 cm. 543 p. Encuadenación plena piel chagren decorada con flor de lis en lomo y tapas, cantos con hilos dorados, contracantos con ruedas doradas, cortes dorados. Firmada en la parte inferior del lomo por Lesort (conocido encuadernador francés del s. xix). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARTOLINA POSTALE AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA (mm. 80x139), datata: Sondrio 7 sett. 1888, di 10 righe, indirizzata alla ”Signora Elvira Carducci / Via Mazzini 3 / Bologna.

      (1888).. ?"Cara Elvira, stiamo bene qui presso Luigi Prezzolini che è prefetto. Dimani mattina partiamo per Lecco, indi per Bergamo. Credo non potremo essere a Bologna che lunedì. Bada che sabato, dimani, alle 4 e 40 arriva il Chiarini. Bisogna che tu lo ospiti. Egli sa che tornerò lunedì. Giulio sta bene e saluta. Così io. Ti abbraccio / tuo Giosue Carducci. Ben conservata. .

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        Looking Backward 2000–1887

      Boston: Ticknor and Company,, 1888. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in gold and black. Binding rubbed, a little wear to corners and ends of spine, very light spotting to endpapers, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with the misprint "wore" in line 8 on page 210.

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        [Broadside]: Downing. This is an exact representation of the Downing Grape, and is made from a photograph

      Merchantville, N.J.: Joel Horner & Son, Grape Vines, Small Fruits, Etc.. [no date - circa 1888]. First. Broadside. 13" x 14". Light old folds, a few dark stains, a very good example. Advertisement with a large woodcut of two lush bunches of grapes. A very uncommon, and concievably unique broadside: we had a shop in Merchantville for over a decade and there are very few 19th Century Merchantville imprints. We've seen only one other, a town history published in 1899, and OCLC perhaps locates another three. The town was incorporated in 1874. Horner is mentioned most often in documents of the 1880s (Vice President of the County Board of Agriculture in 1887; in correspondence with the State Board of Agriculture about grapes in 1889). .

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        Captain John Welbe's Proposals for establishing a company by the name of the London Adventurers for carrying on a Trade to (and settling Colonies in) Terra Australis, and working and Improving the Gold and Silver mines which there abound

      London: [E.A. Petherick], 1888. Printed sheet measuring 251 x 154 mm, a little toning but very good. London adventurers in Terra Australis. Late nineteenth-century printing of an impossibly rare broadside promoting colonisation of "Terra Australias" by a private English company.Historically situated between Dampier and Cook, the broadside was originally published by Captain John Welbe circa 1720. It promotes his scheme to float a private company with the express purpose of taking and mining the land along 'the coast of West Peru to the East Indies...upwards of 2,500 leagues'.The broadside makes note of Welbe's association with Dampier on his voyage of 1703-1706; experience that gave him unprecedented geographical knowledge and confidence to assert that these lands 'abound with Mines of Gold and Silver, and belong to no European state'. So confident is Welbe that he boldly asserts the Crown stands to reap some 50 million pounds from the venture (a mere half of what he claims the Spanish have taken from Peru). Nonetheless, Welbe's ambitions bore no fruit, and a footnote to this printing states 'Among the Sloan MSS (British Museum) is an earlier proposal by Capt. Welbe to the British Government for a full discovery of Terra Australis. But none of his proposals or his petitions appear to have had any result. His long waiting, however, brought him distress and a debtors' prison.'This re-printing of the original is now scarce in -itself; it was published in 1888 by Edward Petherick, bibliophile and agent for George Robertson in London. Petherick laid the foundations for a bibliography of Australia, and 'by 1894 he had immensely influenced the content of reading on Australia'. His decision to reprint and distribute material related to the early discovery of Australia raised awareness of the era prior to the discovery of the east coast by James Cook.

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        Modern Heliographic Processes: A Manual of Instruction in the Art of Reproducing Drawings, Engravings, Manuscripts, etc., by the Action of Light; for the Use of Engineers, Draughtsmen, Artists and Scientists

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 7" x 10.5," pp [10], viii, 143. [4] ads, illustrated with 32 wood engravings and ten tipped-in specimen heliograms. Original maroon cloth, lightly bumped at the corner. Initials stamped on front free endpaper, old bookseller's label (W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, NY) on rear pastedown, else unmarked and sound. Preface: "An abundance of excellent works on photography already exist, but, as far as the author is aware, there is no book in the English language which is adapted to the special use fo the Engineer, the Architect, and the Draughtsman, who may wish to employ heavenly light as a copying clerk....Parts of the following pages have been gathered from periodicals, portions are taken from standard works on photography, chemistry, and physics...[but] a great deal is original with the author. A large number of the formulas given have been practiced by him for many years." Includes very detailed information and formulas for a variety of processes (silver print, blue print, iron salt, chromium salt, etc).

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        LA COMMEDIA Col commento inedito di Stefano Talice da Ricaldone. Pubblicato per cura di V. Promis e di C. Negroni.

      Milano (Torino), Hoepli (Tip. Bona), 1888. In-8 p. (mm. 220x144), 3 voll., bella legatura alle armi dei Savoia, in pergamoide con cornici dorate, tagli sup. dorati.p. pergam. edit., pp. LXVI,462; 440; 485; con ritratto di Dante, inc. all?'acquaforte da Domenico Promis. Cfr. Mambelli,436: ?"Seconda edizione, stampata su carta giallina. Il commento del Talice fu tolto da un codice cartaceo di scrittura della seconda metà del XV sec., scoperto a Torino nella Biblioteca del Re Umberto I, che ne autorizzò la stampa. Tale commento, sconosciuto fino al 1884 ai più diligenti dantisti, era stato nel 1886 pubblicato in ediz. fuori commercio?". Esempl. ben conservato. .

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        Systematic account of the Geology of Tasmania.

      - Hobart, J. Walch & Sons, 1888. Large-4to. pp. (4), 6, xxii, (2), 408, with folded coloured geological map of Tasmania, 57 mostly tinted lithographed plates of fossils, and 25 plates including sections, views, and portraits of Trucanini and King Billy. Contemporary half calf, 4 raised bands, gilt lines and black gilt lettered label. B.M.(N.H.) V, 2074; Ferguson 10968. The first major contribution towards the Geology of Tasmania. A beautifully produced monograph published by the Authority of the Government. "While the scientific aspect has not been neglected, a great portion of the work is devoted to the description of our rocks containing tin, gold, coal, and other valuable products . I trust the work may be of practical service to all who are engaged in the development of the important mineral resources of the Colony" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of this scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo (pp.113-153; 246-291, 2 Taf.).

      - Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 114. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1888, 8°, 562 pp., 14 lith. Taf., Halbleinenband. First Print! - Wilhelm Roux's work "Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo. Ueber die künstliche Hervorbringung halber Embryonen durch Zerstörung einer der beiden ersten Furchungskugeln, sowie über die Nachentwickelung (Postgeneration) der fehlenden Körperhälfte" on the production of half-embryos initiated a turning point by shifting emphasis from descriptive to experimental embryology. Wilhelm Roux believed that the above work showed that the nucleus of each blastomere is capable of directing a specific independent line of differentiation. He eventually concluded that the nucleus is made of hereditary particles. - Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924) is regarded as the founder of developmental mechanics, 'Entwicklungsmechanik' as he named it. - Garrison & Morton No. 505 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant. Voyage autour du Monde. (Bannière bleue)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1888 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Illustré de 172 vignettes par Riou. Gravées par Pannemaker. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie, 1888. 624 pp. Catalogue EL pour 1889. Relieur Lenègre. Imprimeur Gauthier-Villars. Cartonnage Hetzel rouge à la bannière bleue. 7ème type : 1885-1894 1er plat : mention 'Collection Hetzel' en bas de la bannière, cartonnage biseauté. 2ème plat : macaron circulaire sur fond noir. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography

      Appleton and Company, New York 1888 - Complete in 6 volumes. Vols: 1: 768pp, 2: 768pp, 3: 752pp, 4: 768pp, 5: 752pp, 6: 809pp. Pages: clean, bright, tight, a.e.g., marbled eps, portrait frontis w/tissue guards, gilt dentelle detail. Cover: full brown leather, 5 raised bands, gilt linework front/back, gilt ornamentation/titles spine; modest shelfwear, extremities and bands a bit worn, but overall in superior condition. Vol 1: hinges starting (intact), dampstain to first few pp; Vol 2: 8 sm dimples front; Vol 3: sm dampstain front board, sm dent to b.e. of a few pp, front b.e. crnr bumped; Vol 4: shallow scratches/gouges front board, mark across t.e.; Vol 5: 2 med stains back board, lt dampstain to a few pp, mark across t.e.; Vol 6: sm dampstain front board, dampstain t.e. all pp, a few pp smudged. Recently leather dressed, a very solid and impressive example of both an American classic work and of lovely book construction. Of historical interest. Giftable. Quite heavy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888. 25th edition

      London John Wisden & Co 1888. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Page edges browning First Edition Maroon hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). xxviii, 362pp + ads. Original covers not bound in.

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        Plas Mawr, Conway, N. Wales

      1, Edwardes Terrace, Kensington, London.: Farmer & Sons, 1888 An edition limited to 200 copies. In its red cloth covers with bevelled edges, gilt coat of arms, a little worn, bumped at edges and corners, faded slightly at front top edge. Spine, has faded, small mark, title faded, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, 2 bookplates of John Thompson - possibly architect, small red cloth stain to front edge of ffep and next 5, very light foxing to tp, 62 pp, 23 leaves of plates, printed by Farmer & Sons, Steam Printers, 295 Edgware Rd, London. Contains, list of subscribers, Ancestry & Pedigree of Robert Wynnes, Doroty Gryffith, Lord Mostyn etc. Always a very difficult book to find! Arthur and Herbert Baker, Honorary Architects to the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts. Plas Mawr was built between 1576 and 1585 for the Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. The striking Elizabethan townhouse is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of its type. (OCLC 312633785)

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888 25th edition

      London: John Wisden & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Page edges browning. 1888. First Edition. Maroon hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind. 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). xxviii, 362pp + ads. Original covers not bound in. .

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888

      John Wisden & Co. 1888 - Twenty-fifth edition. Rebound in brown cloth without original wrappers or adverts, margins trimmed, gilt title to the spine. Contents exceptionally clean. A very good copy.

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        Parotia Lawesi, Ramsay (Lawes’s Parotia)

      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, "Parotia Lawesi, Ramsay", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition with light discoloration of the background. These birds, commonly called Lawes’s Parotias, are expertly hand-colored and finely detailed. The female bird is colored with rich shades of brown, with intricate patterning on its underside. The male bird is extravagantly detailed with a dark blue-black body and feathers. This Lawes's Parotias had a golden and green collar, brown head and vibrant blue crown with three ornamental spatule head wires extending from behind of each eye. This male bird of paradise is shown with all of his courting feathers, as he is trying to attract the female. In the background, another pair of birds is illustrated, the male putting on a show for the female.

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        Cattleya Mendellii var Measuresiana

      London 1888 - Frederick Sanders(1847-1920) published Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described, 1888-1894, in monthly volumes each containing four beautiful orchids images, totaling four volumes with 192 color plates. The collection is one of the greatest illustrated botanical works on orchids ever published. The volumes were named after Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach a noted nineteenth century German botanist, ornithologist, and orchidologist. Sanders employed around 20 orchid collectors in the field, in diverse locations from around the world from which the drawings of the orchids were made. For illustrations of these orchids, Sanders sought Henry Moon, who unlike many illustrators of the nineteenth century, believed in representing the orchid naturalistically rather than to dramatize or embellish colors and patterns. These impressively large and detailed images of orchids helped to stimulate an already growing enthusiasm for orchid collecting and gathering in Europe and far exceed the pictorial imagery and descriptive quality of many previous publications on orchids. This chromolithograph, Cattleya Mendellii var Measuresiana, 20.5” x 14.5”, is in excellent condition. With beautifully shadowed and highlighted petals, this orchid in bloom rises elegantly against the subtle background.

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin. Complete in 6 volumes

      Sunnyside : G. Allen 1888 - Second printing. Physical description; 6 v. : ill., plates ; 30 cm. Bibliography: vol. 6, p. [267]-272. Contents; v.1. pt.I: Of general principles -- pt.II: Of truth -- v.2. pt.III: Of ideas of beauty -- v.3. pt.IV: Of many things -- v.4. pt.V: Of mountain beauty -- v.5. pt.VI: Of leaf beauty. pt.VII: Of cloud beauty. pts.VIII-IX: Of ideas of relation -- [v.6] Index. Subjects; Painting. Aesthetics. Painting, Modern - 19th century - History. Landscape painting. ART THEORY - 19TH CENTURY. Near fine copies in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered burgundy cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 10 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo (pp.113-153; 246-291, 2 Taf.).

      . Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 114. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1888, 8°, 562 pp., 14 lith. Taf., Halbleinenband.. First Print! - Wilhelm Roux's work "Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo. Ueber die künstliche Hervorbringung halber Embryonen durch Zerstörung einer der beiden ersten Furchungskugeln, sowie über die Nachentwickelung (Postgeneration) der fehlenden Körperhälfte" on the production of half-embryos initiated a turning point by shifting emphasis from descriptive to experimental embryology. Wilhelm Roux believed that the above work showed that the nucleus of each blastomere is capable of directing a specific independent line of differentiation. He eventually concluded that the nucleus is made of hereditary particles. - Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924) is regarded as the founder of developmental mechanics, 'Entwicklungsmechanik' as he named it. - Garrison & Morton No. 505

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        Farblinolschnitt. ?Slowakisches Bauernhaus?. Rechts unten mit Bleistift eigenh. signiert. Wien 1912. 30 x 29,5 cm, (Blattgr. 55,5 x 45 cm)

      - Aus der Vorzugsausgabe der ?Jahresmappe? der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst.- Karl Schwetz (* 4. Juli 1888 in Kanitz, Südmähren; ? 21. März 1956 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Maler und Grafiker.- Er war von 1909 bis 1913 für die Wiener Werkstätte tätig (Entwurf von Postkartenserien). Karl Schwetz wurde nicht nur durch seine Veduten und Aquarelle bekannt, sondern machte sich schon sehr früh als Buchillustrator, der die Radierung und den Holzschnitt als künstlerische Technik bevorzugte, einen Namen.# signed by the artist ! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Napoleon at St. Helena / by Barry Edward O'Meara, his late surgeon [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : Richard Bentley & Son, 1888, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formThis 2-volume set is finely bound in modern gilt-blocked, leather-backed, marbled boards. Raised bands, with gilt-tooled motifs to the spine compartments. New endpapers. Light tanning to page margins, with some dust marks to the title pages and prelims. Previous owner's signature to the title page of volume 1. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 2 v. : ill. (some col. ), plans, ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 - Biography - Captivity, 1815-1821 - Contemporaries - Portraits. Saint Helena - Pictorial works. Notes: With half-title pages in both volumes. Title pages printed in black and red. Title page vignettes. On title page verso: A voice from St. Helena. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I,661.

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        Pierers Konversations-Lexikon, 7. Auflage, herausgegeben von Joseph Kürschner. Mit Universal-Sprachen-Lexikon nach Prof. Joseph Kürschners System, Prachtausgabe in Halbleder 12 Bände

      Berlin und Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann (ab Bd. 5: Stuttgart, Union, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft), 1888 - 1893.. Siebente (und letzte) Auflage des Pierer-Lexikons in 12 Bänden, diese im Format (18 x 26,5 cm) deutlich größer als die Bände vorangegangener Auflagen. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 19.200 Sp. Ergänzungsbände erschienen nicht. Bd. 1 mit angefügtem "Atlas der Architektur", der 76 (!) ganzseitige Tafeln zur Geschichte der Baukunst enthält; Bd. 2 mit "Atlas der Bildhauerkunst" (19 ganzseitige Tafeln). Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 12 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie überaus reichen filigranen Goldprägungen. Einbanddecken in mehrfarbiger, rot-bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Mit Karten, schwarzen und farbigen Illustrationsbeilagen. Eine Neuerung bildete das vom Herausgeber Joseph Kürschner entwickelte und in das Lexikon integrierte Zwölfsprachen-Wörterbuch (Böhmisch, Dänisch, Englisch, Russisch, Schwedisch, Spanisch, Französisch, Griechisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Lateinisch, Ungarisch), das dem Benutzer 12 separate Wörterbücher ersetzte. Trotz positiver Aufnahme in der Presse blieb diese Idee auf die vorliegende Pierer-Auflage beschränkt und konnte sich längerfristig nicht durchsetzen. Die Ausgabe ist noch verschiedentlich anzutreffen, sehr selten aber in gutem Zustand erhältlich.. Sehr guter Zustand! Leder in frischer, nahezu neuwertiger Erhaltung, auch Gelenke ohne Bereibung. Gesamterscheinungsbild sehr harmonisch. Wenige Deckel leicht berieben. Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Prachtausgabe mit nahezu perfekter Rückenansicht, wie es nur noch sehr selten anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Mr. Meeson’s Will

      Spencer Blackett, 1888 - Frontispiece and plates by A. Forestier and G. Montbard, initials and head- and tailpieces Binding a little marked and rubbed, text block a little loose, occasional slight spotting, but a nice copy Scott 9a; McKay 9b; Sadleir 1090 The American edition precedes by a few months. Together with the first appearance of the story in The Illustrated London News, Summer 1888 (Scott 9; McKay 9), without upper wrapper. Together two volumes. Original pictorial cloth decorated in black and lettered in black and gilt First English Edition (with the publisher’s catalogue at end) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        La vida militar en España. Cuadros y dibujos de José Cusachs

      Suc. de N. Ramírez y Cía, Barcelona España 1888 - [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rectes Cerviniventris, Gray (Fawn-breasted 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 Cerviniventris, Gray", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. These birds, commonly called Fawn-breasted Wood-shrikes, are expertly hand-colored with rich golden yellow undersides and brown backs, wings and crowns. Precise lines define and detail the feathers of these birds and their ruffed feathered crowns. These birds are resting on a rocky edge with delicate purple flowers in the foreground.

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        DEACON BRODIE OR THE DOUBLE LIFE A MELODRAMA IN FIVE ACTS AND EIGHT TABLEAUX

      [Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, 1888.. Printed wrappers. Lacking most of spine and entire rear wrapper, front wrapper dust soiled, with a few foxmarks, internally very good. The rare second, revised edition, printed "For Private Circulation Only." The first private edition, also rare, was published in 1880. Although there is a place for the copies to be numbered on the front wrapper (this copy is not numbered), the size of the edition is unknown. This copy originated from the Henley family library, and bears the pencil signature of Henley's brother-in-law, William McBride. BEINECKE 59.

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        AULD LICHT IDYLLS

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1888 contains a 4 page letter signed J. M. Barrie tipped in between dedication and contents, 250pp., (2)pp.ads, bound in dark blue cloth, spine lettering gilt within single gilt ruled border, top edge gilt, all others uncut, dark brown endpapers, small bookplate of author J. Christian Bay and tiny glasgow booksellers ticket to front pastedown, a very nice, clean bright copy showing no wear to binding. Housed in a custom morocco backed slipcase with chemise.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich [Grossherzoglich] Mecklenburgischen Füsilier-Regiments Nr. 90, 1788-1888.

      Berlin, Mittler 1888 - Octavo. Pp. xi, 406. Fine chromolithograph frontispiece. Plus one other chromolithograph plate bound-in. Plus three folding lithograph maps, one of which printed with additional colour, tipped-in at rear. With an appendix listing the Regiment's officers. With the 1788 Regiment's badge at the opening leaf; that of 1888 at the end. Illustration to the text. Tables. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, original blue cloth with a Royal regiment's crest gilt stamped and hand-painted in red, set within triple-rule silver panel and blind border; lower cover silver stamped; spine lettered and decorated in silver. All edges gilt; fine golden patterned endpapers. In about fine condition. (Neat minute paper repair on blank verso; some foxing to last leaves.) A very handsome copy, exceptionally well preserved. Excellent. ~ First edition. Provenance: From the bequest of J. L. Wagner, 1st Lieutenant Jagers, with his neat, contemporary signature. A remarkable production, exceedingly scarce. The first part of the book covers the Regiment's history from 1788 to 1867; the second part that from 1867 to 1888. The two lovely chromolithographs are group uniform studies by G. Kriekel, handsomely printed by C. L. Keller of Berlin. With nice cartography.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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