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        Manuscrit autographe inédit : Madame Thésée (nouvelles), 1888-1889 [suivi de] Impressions Modernistes

      1888 - Un album de 197 ff. manuscrits et composé à l'époque, de 23,5 x 18 cm, relié à la bradel en pleine percaline bordeaux, pièce de titre au dos, 2 ff. (page de titre générale et dédicace à Edouard Drumont) - 13 ff. (Madame Thésée) - 9 ff. (Rondels en prose) - 10 ff. (Enterrement d'artiste) - 7 ff. (Le Clown) - 6 ff. (Du cimetière) - 4 ff. (Noël triste) - 34 pp. et 1 f. bl. (Vieille fille - version corrigée) - 7 ff. (La Mendiante) - 6 ff. (La Marte) - 10 ff. (Nocturne sombre) - 8 ff. (Obsession subtille) - 15 ff. (Tante Lili) - 21 ff. (Adultère sentimental) - 9 ff. (L'Ouvrier) - 10 ff. (In extremis) - 1 f. (page de titre des Etudes modernistes) - 6 ff. (Le Rêve) - 9 ff. (Causerie) - 10 ff. (Impression d'automne) - 10 ff. (Dillettantisme) - 7 ff. (Insomnie) - 1 f. bl. Environ 25 lignes par feuillet. Important recueil de nouvelles composé par l'auteur et dédié à Edouard Drumont. La plupart d'entre elles semblent inédites, à l'exception de "Enterrement d'artiste", parue dans Comoedia. Toutes les nouvelles, sauf "Vieille fille", sont en premier jet et comportent de nombreuses ratures et corrections, certaines sont agrémentées de remarques en regard et de papillons contrecollés. Elles sont toutes signées, datées de 1888 ou 1889 et situées, soit à Dèe (?) soit au Gaudinet (lieux-dit de Nantes à côté duquel se trouve désormais une rue Thomas Maisonneuve). L'écriture est généralement facilement déchiffrable, ce qui fait de ce manuscrit une lecture agréable. Poète breton, Thomas Maisonneuve a commis également des pièces de théâtre et au moins un roman assez crû : Décadence (étude d'artiste). Il a publié également plusieurs nouvelles dans la revue Comoedia, dont l'une est présente dans le manuscrit. Une note datée de 1907 disant qu'il fallait rétablir une nouvelle "si volume il y a un jour" nous indique que l'auteur travaillait encore à cette date à son recueil et qu'il s'interrogeait sur l'opportunité de le publier. Un ensemble exceptionnel, presque intégralement inédit, et en fort bel état malgré des usures à la percaline. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Gedr. Urkunde mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 25. IV. 1888. - 1 S. Qu.-Imperial-Folio (645:758 mm). Urkunde für Oberst Siegmund Kraus über seiner Ernennung, Bestellung und Erhebung zum Oberst zu Fuß. - Sehr sauberes Blatt mit kl. Einrissen in den Faltungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Thirty-Fifth Thousand). REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

      John Murray, 1888, 18888vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Fifth Thousand, with a folding diagram (lightly creased without loss as a result of poor folding), rear free endpaper recto lightly spotted; original arches-style binding of green cloth, decorative gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), backstrip very slightly dulled (but all gilt bright and clear), an unusually bright, clean, crisp copy with no sign of the usual age-staining or bruising. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1888) bound in at end.The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. An attractive and desirable copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman).Scarce in anything like this condition.Freeman (Darwin), 131; Freeman (BNHB), 907.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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. 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. 31 mounted chromolithographic 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Merveilles biographiques et historiques : ou, Chroniques du cheikh Abd-el-Rahman el Djabarti / traduites de l'arabe par Chefik Mansour bey, Abdulaziz Kalil bey, Gabriel Nicolas Kalil bey et Iskender Ammoun effendi

      Le Caire : Imprimerie Nationale, 1888-1896, 1888, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Slightly worn gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Many of the pages of volume 1 are torn and loose, with previous owner's pencil marks throughout, up to page 150. Provenance: From the library of Thomas Wentworth Russell and Dorothea Russell with 2 bookplates (1 armorial) to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 9 v. ; 27 cm. Subjects: Egypt -- History -- 640-1882. Language: French.

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        Solved mysteries: Or, Revelations of a City Detective

      By James M&#145;Govan, Author of &#147;Brought to Bay,&#148; &#147;Hunted Down,&#148; &#147;Strange Clues,&#148; &#147;Traced and Tracked,&#148; etc. Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies and Company. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1888. All rights reserved. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf followed by 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral; pp.[viii]+366+[xviii]; yellow boards printed in red and black, the front board bearing an illustration involving a ghost, the spine conventional ornaments, printed in red and black, the back cover publisher&#146;s advertisements. Almost invisibly rebacked, preserving the original slightly chipped backstrip; minute chips to two margins (apparently an original trimming fault, and short tear to one fore-margin; light damp-cockling and slight discolouration to back end-papers; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy. Very scarce, especially thus. M&#145;Govan claims to have been responsible for seeding the &#147;extraordinary crop of &#145;Detective&#146; stories from other writers&#148; that appeared during the 1880s, commenting in his Preface: &#147;A very eminent publisher, who refused &#145;Brought to Bay&#146; on the ground that &#145;the taste for that kind of literature had entirely faded,&#146; must now be rubbing his eyes in astonishment.&#148; As with the other titles in the series, the present volume was published simultaneously in two formats, &#145;Pictorial Boards, Price 2s. 6d.&#146;, as here, and &#145;Cloth Gilt, 3s. 6d.&#146; Both are now very scarce, having for the most part, presumably, been read to pieces! The author&#146;s name appears on the front board as &#145;M<SUP>c</SUP>Covan&#146;. Hubin, p.270; COPAC records copies at the National Library of Scotland and Cambridge only. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        ANOTHER WORLD; OR, THE FOURTH DIMENSION

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.,. 1888. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-92,. original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, very. good copy. (#109906). First edition. Imitation of Abbott&#39;s FLATLAND (1884), misusing ideas of Abbott and C. H. Hinton to prove Christian spiritualism. "Clearly expressed, with many analogies from cards, but without the charm or imagination of FLATLAND." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1962. Reginald 38050. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Amazon Provinces of Peru As a Field for European Emigration

      London UK: Wyman & Sons, 1888. A Statistical and Geographical Review of The Country and its Resources, including the Gold and Silver Mines together with A mass of Useful and Valuable Information, with Maps and Illustrations. Red cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, gilt Peruvian coat-of-arms on front, portrait photo of Peruvian president affixed to frontis., xvi, plus 31 illustrations including a second actual photograph tipped-in, two steel-engraved ills. that fold out to double page size and four fold-out maps. Spine slightly cocked & sunned, ends & corners bumped with chipping on headband, corners tips rubbed to boards, edges moderately faded, text white, quite pliable, crisp & clean, protected in a new archival glassine dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, IOBA]
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        Diphyllodes Chrysoptera, Gould (Golden-winged Bird of Paradise)

      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&#146;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, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; 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 &#147;Birds of Asia&#148;. &#147;The Birds of New Guinea&#148; 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 &#147;The Birds of New Guinea&#148;, 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 &#147;Birds of Paradise&#148; (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the &#147;The Birds of New Guinea&#148;, which, like the &#147;Birds of Asia&#148;, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Diphyllodes Chryspotera, Gould", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. These birds, commonly called Golden-winged Birds of Pardise, are expertly hand-colored with vibrant shades of green, yellow, orange, red and brown, and colorful accents. The dynamic positioning of the birds allows for all angles of their feathers to be appreciated. They are shown resting on tree branches and one reaches for some red berries. The long tail feathers and beautiful color give this lithograph a dynamic composition.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Armorial Ensigns of The Royal Burgh of Aberdeen

      Edmond & Spark. Hardcover. Part of a limited run of 200 volumes, this is numbered 186. Bound in green cloth with a gilt centrepiece. The cloth has some surface wear and mild soiling with the odd knock here and there. The corners are a bit bumped and frayed at the points with similar to the spine heads. Internally, there is some light spotting around the endpapers and occasionally through the body of text, many of the gatherings have not been trimmed or separated. Good hinges and solid binding. . Good. 1888.

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        Manchester Athenaeum : Addresses, 1835-1885 ; also, report of proceedings of the meeting of the members in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the institution, October 28th, 1885

      Manchester : printed for the directors, 1888, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in a contemporary binding of gilt-blocked, leather-backed boards. Some wear and rubbing to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Light staining to boards. Decorative endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; Physical description: viii, 222 p ; 17 cm. Includes addresses by Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Richard Cobden and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Subjects: Manchester Athenaeum (Manchester, England) - Speeches. Great Britain - Politics and government - Social life and customs - 19th century. Referenced by: Podeschi, J. B. Dickens B123, 1st-2nd copies. Text with borders, with decorative head and end-pieces for each section.

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        Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government

      Hodder and Stoughton.. Second edition.. 1888.. Translated. Many full page black and white wood engravings and 6 original black and white photographs laid down, ix + 543pp, index, 2 large folding coloured maps, preliminarly leaves little foxed, some occasional spotting in text, in particular on the tissue guards, but in the main the text is very clean. Signature of presumably this copy&#39;s first owner dated June 1889, Yokohama, recto frontispiece. Professionally rebacked with new endpapers, original backstrip laid down on new spine, folding maps browned in places, closed tears on maps have been repaired with tape, pictorial cloth binding little rubbed and lightly marked, with some very minor loss on upper joint in one place still a very presentable copy. This detailed account of Japan in the 1870s is based on a residence of nearly two years in the country and many travels through the islands of Hondo, Shikoku, Kiushiu and Amakusa (sic) in the years 1874 and 1875. The author had been charged by the Prussian Ministry of Commerce with the task of recording the trade and industry of Japan. His findings on these subjects were published as "The Industries of Japan" in 1889. "But as there can be no doubt that the nature of a country, the historical and social development of its inhabitants, and their relations to other nations, are the basis upon which the form and substance of its commercial and industrial, as well as its intellectual life are unfolded, it seemed advisable first to publish this present work." (From the preface). With the exception of the historical material included all of the information in the book is based on the author&#39;s own observations and researches during his time in Japan. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Life and Works

      Troy, Pafraets Book Company,, [1888]. 12 volumes, octavo (230 × 150 mm). Contemporary brown half crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout. An excellent set handsomely bound. Edmonton edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies printed on handmade paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb [Library edition - complete in 12 volumes]

      Troy, N.Y. : Pafraets Book Co., [1888], 1888, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formLimited edition: no. 976 of 1,000 copies. Very good copies in the original cloth-backed boards. Title-printed spine labels, slightly worn. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor stain marks evident on some spines covers. Slight yellowing around page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 12 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Contents:v. 1. Aingier, A. Charles Lamb. --v. 2. Essays of Elia. --v. 3. Last essays of Elia. --v. 4. Tales from Shakespeare. --v. 5-6. Poems, plays, and miscellaneous essays. --v. 7-8. Mrs. Leicester's school, &c. --v. 9-12. The letters of Charles Lamb. Subjects: Charles Lamb -- Collected works -- English literature -- Essays. Printed at the Merrymount Press.

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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb

      NY: The Lamb Publishing Co, 1888. THE ELIA EDITION. 12 vols., 8-7/8" x 6-3/8", illustrated, limited to 480 numbered sets of which this is #432. Bound in 1/2 green morocco, spine uniformly sunned to brown, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, hinges fine.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Harper's Bazar Jan to Dec 1888

      Harper & Bros 1888 - Wonderful copy of 1888 publications from entire year covering Jan to Dec. Described as A Repository of Fashion,Pleasre, and Instruction. Good condition volume with typical age toning and some tears (see pics). Feel free to contact seller with any questions or concerns. Additional shipping charges apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sugar Loaf Mtn Antiques]
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        Histoire de la Monarchie de Juillet par Paul Thureau-Dangin ouvrage couronné deux fois par l'Académie Française Grand prix Gobert 1885 et 1886.

      Librairie Plon E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, imprimeurs-éditeurs, 1888 - Paris, Librairie Plon E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, imprimeurs-éditeurs, 1888-1892. 7 vol. in 8 de [6]-VII-[1 b.]-609pp., 448pp., 554pp., 489pp.? 487pp., 431pp., 537pp., reliures en plein maroquin rouge grenat à grains long postérieures exécutées par Charles Meunier, dos à 5 nerfs à la janséniste, titre et tomaison dorés, filet doré sur les coupes, double filet doré encadrant un large filet estampé noir sur les bordures des contreplats, ex-libris héraldique au centre de chaque premier contreplat au nom de l'amateur René-Marie-Hector de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1862-1920?), et gendre du célèbre bibliophile, Octave de Béhague, feuille volante justificative de la reliure au nom de CH. Meunier ''Maison du Livre'' 3 rue de la bienfaisance portant le numéro 266 dans le premier volume, tranches dorées, quelques rares rousseurs mais intérieur frais, bon et bel ensemble dans une très belle reliure. Seconde édition, la première datant de 1884, dans une reliure de Charles Meunier (1866-1946), important relieur du début du siècle. L'oeuvre contient entre autre: Tome I: 29 Juillet 1830-22 février 1836, Le lendemain d'une révolution, La politique de résistance, Tome II: 13 mars 1831-22 février 1836 Les Lieutenants de Casimir Périer, Maladie et Mort de C. Perrier, Les Insurrections d'Avril, Les crises ministérielles et le Tiers parti, Tome III: 1836-1839, La crise du gouvernement parlementaire, Le premier ministère de Monsieur Thiers, Les progrès de la paix religieuse, Dix ans de guerre africaine, Tome IV : La crise de la politique extérieure 1839-1841, Les guerres en vue, La paix raffermie, Tome V: La politique de Paix 1841-1845, Bugeaud et Abd El-Kader, Taiti et le Maroc, La liberté d'enseignement, Tome VI: L'apogée du Ministère Conservateur 1845-1847, Les intérêts matériels, Le socialisme, Bugeaud en Algérie, Tome VII: La chute de la Monarchie 1847-1848, La France et l'Angleterre, La France et les agitations en Europe, La révolution. Paul Thureau-Dangin (1837-1913), de formation juridique, fut auditeur au Conseil d'État mais se fit surtout connaître par ses travaux historiques. Son oeuvre majeure est ''Histoire de la Renaissance catholique en Angleterre au XIXème siècle''. Cette étude magistrale fut comparée en son temps au ''Port-Royal'' de Sainte-Beuve. Il écrivit également: ''Saint Bernardin de Sienne 1380-1444'' (1897). Catholique libéral de la seconde génération, celles qui fit ses armes à la fin du Second Empire et au début de la Troisième République, Il défendit l'idée d'un catholicisme qui serait compatible avec la modernité, et notamment avec le régime républicain. Il fut élu à l'Académie française en 1893 et en devint Secrétaire perpétuel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 1888. First. First edition, wrappered issue. 149pp. Bound in black cloth covers with wrappers bound in. A couple of old professional paper repairs, slight wear, a near fine copy. Ward was one of the great pitchers; when he injured his arm, he became a star shortstop for the New York Giants. Unlike most players of his day, he was a college graduate, earning a law degree from Columbia while playing. He was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, the first players&#39; union, and in 1890 helped to form the Players&#39; League, which folded after one season. The Hall of Famer retired at 34 as player-manager of the world champion Giants. One of the first truly important books on baseball as a game. .

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        Flore Mycologique Illustrée.

      Les Champignons des Alpes Maritimes. Avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou nuisibles. Nice, A. Giletta, 1888 (-1892). 7 parts bound in one. Folio (350 x 272 mm). pp. 80, with 69 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine. Nissen BBI, 79; Schliemann 52. "Comme je l'ai déjà fait remarquer, ce merveilleux pays avec ses régions littorale, montagneuse et alpine offre des climats si opposés qu'on y trouve la plupart des champignons d'Europe et que la végétation fongique, même celle des espèces charnues, s'y renouvelle toute l'année presque sans interruption" (Préface). Barla (1817-1896) was a French botanist and director of the natural history museum at Nice. A fine copy of this beautifully produced monograph, of which the plates are partly finished by hand.

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        Confessions of a Young Man.

      London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey, and Co., 1888 - Octavo. Original pale blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board lettered and decorated in dark blue with author's name in gilt, black coated endpapers. Spine gently rolled, very minor foxing to cloth, edges and endleaves, otherwise internally fresh. An excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece by William Strang. First edition in English. Originally published in French in 1886. A memoir written in the form of a novel about the author's bohemian life in Paris and London during the 1870s and 80s, and notable as one of the first English writings about the emerging French Impressionist art scene. With the advert for Parnell and His Island tipped-in to the front free endpaper.

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        TRAVESSERAS, SANILLES (CERDAÑA ESPAÑOLA), CATALUÑA. ALBUM DE 78 FOTOGRAFIAS, IGNACIO PONS

      Barcelona. 1888. 31X22. Album de 78 exepcionales fotografías del siglo XIX. Esta gran Obra es de Ignacio Pons (Teniente Alcalde de Barcelona) dedicada al Exelentíssimo Sr. Francisco de P. Rius y Taulet (Alcade de Barcelona en 4 ocasiones). Las fotografías estan divididas en 2 partes: 43 de ellas son de la Cerdaña española, Traveseras, Sanillés y las 35 siguientes son correspondientes a varios municipios de Cataluña. Una autentica Rareza y Único. Ref 2.5 Biblioteca AD.

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        The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

      London: Bernard Quaritch 1888 - Five volumes, 8vo., bound in three-quarter morocco lettered in gilt; raised bands, top edges gilt; extremities lightly rubbed. First Watts edition. One of 250 numbered copies, printed on Dutch hand-made paper. This set additionally signed by Henry Edward Watts, who translated and edited the work. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in watercolors

      1888-91], [Elgin, IL 1888 - Oblong 8vo, consisting of 17 leaves, including a decorative watercolor title-p., 15 finished watercolors (4 incorporating circular or rectangular vignettes) and one other not quite finished. One is captioned "Crystal Lake Opera House, July 25, 1891." The title-p. is signed "Slade," and the others are unsigned. Laid in is a cabinet-size photograph of the artist (1870-1894) with a brief bio on the back in pencil indicating that he worked for Marshall Fields as a window trimmer at the time of his death, and that he "had charge of the Spanish exhibit at the Colomb. Exp. - Chicago - 1893."

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        This is ye Log of ye [in pencil, hand-lettered with a drawing of a log] good Yacht "Truant" her Cruise with a Cargo of Doctors, Commodore Chas. A. Cheever, Commanding, Summer of 1882

      [No place: privately printed. 1888?]. Oblong octavo. Pictorial wrappers. 184pp. Typewritten on rectos only, paper watermarked with the date 1882. Very good condition; negligible wear. A presumably unknown privately printed yachting yarn associated with a known yachting aficionado and a remarkable, handicapped inventor who erected and owned the first telephone lines in New York City. Charles A. Cheever&#39;s (1852-1900) obituary describes him as a noted electrical inventor "who organized various sub-telephone companies in New York State and erected and owned the first telephone lines in New York City." To prove the commercial viability of the telephone, Cheever staged a public demonstration wherein he connected his office in the Tribune building with the American Institute Fair. From this, the strains of music from the band were head over the telephone wire. [Auburn Democrat Argus, May 4, 1900, p. 8]. Cheever was a recognizable figure on the streets of New York where he was affectionately known by all as "Commodore Cheever" by the city&#39;s inhabitants: "Mr Cheever was a great lover of yachting. He was a member of the New York and Seawanhaka Corinthian yacht clubs, being one of the early promoters of the latter. He was greatly interested in the sailing of small yachts, and owned first the sloop yacht Truant and afterward the schooner yacht Crusader." The "Truant" begins her trip on August 18 1882 leaving Newport, [Rhode Island] Harbor, laden with her "cargo of doctors" [names as of yet unidentified] and returns September 1st. The item is a novelty being laid out and written in the format of a ship&#39;s log, but then bursting forth, at random, into humorous verse, presumably from Cheever. Destinations and activities mentioned include, in part, Nantucket Harbor, Cape Cod, Cohasset Harbor, reeling in the blue fish, swimming, dining, and general joviality. From infancy, Cheever was paralyzed from the waist down. He never weighed more than 77 pounds. A servant carried Cheever on his back throughout the streets of New York. [Ref., K.A. Wilson, "A review of early telephone history in New York City: telephone events related to New York City before the commercial introduction of the telephone: history of the first company, the Telephone Company of New York, and the founding of its successor, the Bell Telephone Company of New York. New York: New York Telephone Co.", 1950, typescript]. Not in OCLC, and presumably unrecorded. .

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        Vanduara

      Glasgow and London: Oatts & Runciman, 1888 - Henry Shields and James Meikle Illustrated plate from Famous Clyde Yachts 1880-87 Glasgow and London: Oatts & Runciman, 1888 Chromolithograph 19 ¼" x 22 ¼" framed This beautiful and historically important series of famous 19th century yachts depict scenes from the Clyde River area in Scotland. This area near Glasgow has been a famous area for yachting for over a century. Sporting activities, such as riding, shooting, fishing and yachting were becoming more popular in England at this time with the growing middle and upper classes. At the same time the process of chromolithography had been developed, producing colored prints that have the look and feel of a watercolor. These developments led to a number of sporting portfolios being produced in England at the end of the late 19th century. This particular notable series of yachting scenes is based off of watercolors by Henry Shields. The volume was arranged and written by James Meikle, whom wished to highlight the notable yachts of Clyde. Each illustration features a yacht, and Meikle accompanies each yacht scene with a thorough description of that vessel.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb 12 Volume Set

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

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        With Sa&#39;di In the Garden: or, the Book of Love

      London: Trubner & Co., 1888. 8vo., 211 pp., Very Good, Green Cloth with Gilt lettering, minor staining & rubbing on cover, shelf wear, edge wear on bottom of beveled boards. First edition. Presentation copy with ALS inscription on title page.

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        Atlas des Champignons comestibles et vénéneux de la France et des pays circonvoisins ...

      accompagné d'une monographie de ces 229 espèces et d'une histoire générale des champignons ... Paris, Octave Doin, 1888. Folio. pp. xcviii, 265, xii, with 62 figures and 72 chromo-lithographed plates. Publisher's coloured pictorial blue cloth, gilt lettering. A scarce and very well illustrated handbook on the mushrooms of France. The first chapter pp. i-lxxxvii treats the history and development of mycology. The excellent plates are by Richon and lithographed by A. Lefèvre. Charles Édouard Richon was a French botanist and, from 1847 practicing physician at Saint-Amand (Marne). The text is written by Ernst Roze.//Nissen BBI, 1691.

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        Types of the British Army. .with Historical Notes on each Regiment. Reprinted from the Army & Navy Gazette.

      London 1888 - Volumes I-V only (of 12), folio. 60 fine chromolithographs printed on card with tissues, some foxing - particularly heavy in volumes I and V, almost all of the plates with an attractive small coloured regimental flag added to the top left of the image, later inscription in volume I. Original gilt titled red cloth, a little sprung but sound, some marks and wear, a.e.g.

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        [Scrap Book]: A Collection of Wood-Engraved Scenic "Hudson River School" American Landscapes and Related Views (circa 1888)

      [Philadelphia]. (1888). Oblong quarto. Measures approximately 14.5" x 11". 60 thick-paper leaves bound in full morocco, printed decorative endpapers. Boards stamped in blind and gilt, with owner&#39;s name: "William Henry Beard, March 4th, 1888" in gilt on the front board. Binder&#39;s ticket: "Shipman&#39;s Patent, Invoice & Scrap Book" on the front pastedown. Scuffing to the edges, very good. A large and meticulously assembled collection of wood-engravings clipped from various late-19th Century periodicals, neatly aligned and tipped-in on the versos and rectos of all sixty leaves. The album opens with a cut-out color printed paper bird mounted above a printed card: "An Affectionate Greeting." There follows two full-page wood-engraved portraits of John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia merchant who is considered the father of modern advertising and marketing, and George W. Childs, owner of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and an important real estate developer. Both men were great philanthropists throughout the 1880s. The album contains numerous scenic landscapes in the dramatic style of the Hudson River School: mountains, valleys, waterfalls, rivers, bays, mills, etc. in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and elsewhere in New England and throughout the entire country. Also included are street scenes, monuments, and views of towns. A beautiful collection. .

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        Mercantile Marine Insurance Rotating Officers Chart

      [Boston. circa 1888]. Framed chart of the officers of the Mercantile Marine Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts. The original wood frame measures approximately 11" x 13.5" and houses an intricately hand-drawn pen and ink chart with slots for the names of various corporate officers. The acting directors slot at the top features a rotating wheel, open at the rear of the frame, to easily change names. The frame shows moderate chipping while the chart is somewhat soiled, with all but three of the slots containing the original names and the original backers and spacers made from a contemporary calendar contained under the chart in the rear, very good. The Mercantile Marine Insurance Company was a firm established in 1823 and located on 58 State Street in Boston. Despite adding fire coverage to its business the year before the Great Boston Fire of 1872, it still managed to turn a tidy profit and continue doing business for more than a decade. It was one of only two such firms in Boston at the time to offer both marine and fire coverage. An interesting item of 19th Century business decor and utilitarianism. Further details available upon request. .

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        BRILLIANTS: A SETTING OF HUMOROUS POETRY IN BRILLIANT TYPES

      New York: De Vinne Press, 1888. original leather, decorative gilt stamping on spine and boards, all edges gilt. Miniature Books. miniature book (5.8 x 4.3 cm). original leather, decorative gilt stamping on spine and boards, all edges gilt. xv, 96 pages. (Bradbury, De Vinne Press 1). Called by Bradbury "an example of typographic excellence," using a 4-point "brilliant" type. Table of contents. A collection of humorous late 19th century poetry, but published mainly to demonstrate the type face. Preface by Theodore L. De Vinne. Front inside hinge cracked. Scuffed at edges of spine. Previous owners&#39; bookplates on front pastedown and free endpaper.

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        1 of 50, Signed by De Vinne, Signed by Author, with ALS] Quinquaginta; A Birthday Book of Verses

      Privately Printed (De Vinne Press), New York 1888 - Original parchment backed, gray paper covered boards with gilt ruling and leaf design, lettering in dark gray on cover, spine with large gilt lettering. Number 4 of only 50 Copies Printed, signed by De Vinne (publisher) on limitation page. Presentation Copy from author: "To Anna C. Bird/ from her friend,/ W. R. Huntington/ Sept 20/ 1888" WIth lengthy autograph letter from the author Anna Bird, the presentee, a cheery three page letter dated Sept. 20, 1888 (attached to rear endsheet). William Reed Huntington was a prominent 19th Century clergyman and well-respected poet whose work appeared in Stedman's American Anthology. A bright copy with few faults, the fragile parchment backing with almost no wear except for very slight wear to top and bottom of spine. The gilt lettering on spine is still quite bright. Most scarce and a significant example of De Vinne's craft. nb "quinqaginta" means "fifty." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BRILLIANTS: A SETTING OF HUMOROUS POETRY IN BRILLIANT TYPES

      New York: De Vinne Press, 1888. original leather, decorative gilt stamping on spine and boards, all edges gilt. Miniature Books. miniature book (5.8 x 4.3 cm). original leather, decorative gilt stamping on spine and boards, all edges gilt. xv, 96 pages. (Bradbury, De Vinne Press 1). Called by Bradbury "an example of typographic excellence," using a 4-point "brilliant" type. Table of contents. A collection of humorous late 19th century poetry, but published mainly to demonstrate the type face. Preface by Theodore L. De Vinne. Front inside hinge cracked. Scuffed at edges of spine. Previous owners&#39; bookplates on front pastedown and free endpaper.

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        Alumni Oxonienses: The members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714 [1715-1886): their parentage, birthplace, and year of birth, with a record of their degree. Being the matriculation register of the university, alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated, by Joseph Foster. 8 Bände.

      Oxford Parker -92 1888 - 1706 S., 1 Bl.; 1633 S. Mit 91 Tafeln. 4° (26 x 18,5 cm). Blaues Halbmaroquin der Zeit mit Rückentiteln, marmorierten Vorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt (E. G. Allen?). Die komplette Reihe des Standardwerks im seltenen Originaldruck. - Geteilt in zwei Reihen: 1500-1714 ("early series", 1891-1892 erschienen), 4 Bände von "Abba" bis "Zouch"; 1715-1886 (1888 erschienen, reich illustriert mit Ansichten der verschiedenen Colleges), 4 Bände von "Abbay" bis "Zouch". - Vorworte und Titeleien in der obigen Seitenkollation nicht berücksichtigt. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig oder angestaubt, die Heathcote-Einträge (siehe unten) mit kleinen Bleistiftanstreichungen oder -korrekturen, das entsprechende Blatt leicht eingerissen. Die hochwertigen Einbände am Rücken etwas verblaßt, sonst sehr schön erhalten. - Ausgezeichnete Reihe, jeder Band mit Wappenexlibris im Rund von "Evelyn Dawsonne Heathcote" (1844-1908); natürlich Oxford-Absolvent (M.A. 1870) und später Vicar von Sparsholt, Hampshire. - Some minor foxing, the parts concerning Heathcote with pencil notes and minor tear. Spines a bit faded. Handsome and complete set! 13000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Pierrot.

      1888 - - Paris 1888 et 1889, 29x40cm, en feuilles. - Edition originale.Collection presque complète de ce rare journal littéraire satirique dirigé et illustré par Adolphe Willette. 49 numéros du 6 juillet 1888 au 20 septembre 1889 sur 51 (deux derniers manquants).Chacun composé de deux feuilles au format in-folio, illustré sur la première page d'une lithographie d'A. Willette et pour certains numéros, de caricatures en troisième page.Ayant pour rédacteur en chef Emile Goudeau, ce journal à la parution annoncée le vendredi (ce qui ne fut pas toujours le cas) comprend des poèmes, des publicités, des petites nouvelles mais sa valeur réside dans les illustrations exclusivement réalisées par Willette.Quelques rousseurs et petites déchirures des bordures sans incidence sur le texte ni l'image.Adolphe Willette est indissociable du quartier Montmartre dont il décora de nombreux cabarets, bistrots et le fameux Moulin Rouge. Peintre tout d'abord, il exposa au Chat Noir après avoir participé à sa création. Par la suite il collabore à de nombreux journeaux comme le Rire ou l'Assiette au beurre avant de fonder le Pierrot. Personnage controversé, il se présenta comme candidat antisémite aux élections législatives de 1889 à Paris. Il fut le premier président de la République de Montmartre, association philanthropique destinée à aider les enfants du quartier. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mcphillips&#39; Alphabetical and Business Directory of the District of Saskatchewan, N.W.T., Together with Brief Historical Sketches of Prince Albert, Battleford and the Other Settlements in the District

      Qu&#39;appelle: Mcphillips, H.T. 1888, 1st Edition. () 140pp. Very good. Octavo. Original green cloth backed decorated paper covered boards. Respined at an early date. Minor wear to the boards. Printed advertising on the endpapers. Frontispiece. Single page portrait and 3 full page illustrations. Numerous full page company adverts. A very clean attractive copy. With the ownership stamp of Doug Light on the Frontispiece. Peel 1063. Rare! The first directory of Saskatchewan filled with information on people and business&#39;s in the Saskatchewan valley. Early directories like this are very difficult to find especially in this condition. This is the only example of this directory we have seen..

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        ATLAS D'ANATOMIE COMPAREE DES INVERTEBRES, 4 FASCICULES (COMPLET)

      Octave Doin 1888 - RO40143365: 4 tomes contenant chacun 30 planches (couvertures rigides contenant des feuillets doubles acccompagnés de planches illustrées) illustrées de gravures en noir et blanc colorées. Couvertures à lacets. Etiquettes de code sur les dos (muets). Tampons et annotations de d'institution religieuse en pages de titre. Avec une Préface de M. F. Marion (Marseille). Mollusques (de Elédone Moschata (Lam.) aux Ptéropodes et Hétéropodes. Tuniciers. Crustacés. Arthropodes. Insectes. Holothurides. Vers. Caelentérés. Mésozoaires et Protozoaires. In-4 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 592-Invertébrés [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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