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        Thomas Otway. [Aubrey Beardsley's own copy with his original hand drawn ink bookplate, signature and name stamp.]

      London: Vizetelly & Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped, with slight lean to spine. Tissue guard missing from frontispiece. Rear endpaper missing. 1888. Reprint, unexpergated edition. Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 392pp. This seemingly insignificant book is from the Mermaid Series of Best Plays of the Old Dramatists belonged to Aubrey Beardsley. On the ffep a hand drawn bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley is pasted, dated Xmas, 1888. On the half title page there is the signature A V Beardsley, Xmas 1888. On the reverse of the frontispiece in the top corner is an ink stamp BEARDSLEY. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Limestone County, State of Texas

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1888. AN ORIGINAL 1888 MAP OF THE LIMESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS LAND GRANT Lithograph Sheet size: approx. 44" x 32" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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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        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' union, and in 1890 helped to form the Players' 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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        Charleston in the Rebellion: A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States March 7, 1888

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co.. 1888. First. First edition. Turquoise printed wrappers. [2], 49pp., with a frontispiece map. Very good with some modest soiling and one short tear on the wrappers. A handsome copy, scarce in the trade. .

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        Karikari

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet 5, rue Drout, 5, 1888 - With original pen and watercolor drawing in three vignettes on half-title by Henry Tomm (signed lower right) Ediion not mise dans le Commerce. Exemplaire offert a Monsieur Morin par L. Conquet. 8vo. Aquarelles d'après Henriot. 55 pp. Bound in full contemporary green morocco, t.e.g. by Tout, with original pictorial hand- colored wrappers bound in, with date of 1887. Fine. Carteret [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Jewish Mythology or the Coming of the MESSIAH by Thos. F. Page

      By the author, Laconia, New Hampshire. 1888 - Singerman 3727 lists only 2 copies. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Le Musee Universel

      Librairie Renouard. H. Laurens éditeur, Paris 1888 - Suite de 65 tableaux, dessins, gravures, (parmi lesquels Rembrandt, Wouvermans, David Teniers, Hans Holbein, Watteau, Gérome, M. Tissot, Louis David, Corot, Chauvel, Carolus Duran, Thomas Couture, Millet, M Lalanne, Velasquez, Henri Leys, A. van Duck etc. reproduits par l'eau forte ou la lithographie (Charles Daubigny, Charles Jacque, J. Veyrassat,) accompagnées d'un texte par les écrivains les plus distingués (parmi lequels E. Courbet, (Ph. Burty, Ernest Chesneau, Paul Mantz, René Ménard). Fort volume 365 x 310 mm, superbe reliure demi-cuir (tranche et coins) le reste en papier à décor huilé en tourbillons bleu, gris, bordeaux et beige, de mêm que les versants intérieurs (décor de mêmes tonalités en plumages fin). Tranche nervurée avec titre gravé doré "Le Musée Universel". Tranche supérieure à l'or fin. Magnifique exemplaire. Etat parfait. Chaque gravure pourrait par sa qualité justifier un encadrement, ce qui hélas détruirait cet ouvrage. Photographies disponibles sur demande par e-mail. Ouvrage visible sur rendez-vous. Poids supérieur à 3 kilos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESPAÑA SUS ARTES - SU NATURALEZA E HISTORIA, ISLAS BALEARES

      Establecimiento Tipografico-Ed. de Daniel Cortezo y Cia - Barcelona. 1888. Tela y dorados. 25X18. 1423Pág+ 9 Bellas laminas fotograficas. Precioso ejemplar de las Islas Baleares. Muy buen estado. Ref 7.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Samoafahrten., Reisen in Kaiser Wilhelms-Land und Englisch-Neu-Guinea in den Jahren 1884 und 1885 an Bord des deutschen Dampfers "Samoa". Mit 85 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen, gezeichnet von M. Hoffmann und Roessler und 6 Kartenskizzen.

      Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, 1888 - 1 Frontispiz, 390 Seiten mit 73 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen und 6 Kartenskizzen im Text, 10 teils doppelseitige Separatbilder, 10 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis Durch Register erschlossen. Die Abbildungen in Holzstich-Technik. "Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (* 8. August 1839 in Warmbrunn, heute Cieplice S'la;skie-Zdrój, Schlesien; † 31. Januar 1917 in Braunschweig) war Kaufmann, Ethnologe, Ornithologe und Forschungsreisender, der vor allem durch seine Vorbereitung zur Inbesitznahme der deutschen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea bekannt wurde. Nach ihm sind das Gebiet Finschhafen in Papua-Neuguinea sowie die Finschküste benannt. Als Agent des privaten Hamburger Neuguinea-Konsortiums (später umbenannt in Neuguinea-Kompagnie) von Adolph von Hansemann bereiste er 1884 und 1885 mit Kapitän Eduard Dallmann auf mehreren Reisen von Mioko aus fast die gesamte Nordküste Neuguineas und entdeckten den Sepik (Kaiserin-Augusta-Fluss). Finsch schloss auch Verträge über Landerwerbungen ab. 1885 wurde die Nordhälfte der Insel unter dem Namen Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land „Schutzgebiet" der Neuguinea-Kompagnie und mit Finschhafen der erste Verwaltungssitz der Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguineas gegründet. Finsch war noch zwei Jahre lang Berater der Neuguinea-Kompagnie." (Wikipedia) * * * Einband etwas berieben, zwei Ecken gerignfügig bestoßen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Anfragen und Bestellungen die nach Dienstag, dem 30. September 2014 ca 13:00 Uhr, eingehen, können wohl erst ab Dienstag, dem 07. Oktober 2014 , bearbeitet werden. * * * Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 23 x 16 cm, Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenschmuck, Lederecken.

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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        Leaflets From the Danish West Indies: Descriptive of the Social, Political, and Commercial Condition of These Islands.

      Wm. Dawson and Sons and Published by the Author, At St. Thomas, Danish West Indies London 1888 - First Edition. Octavo, original purple cloth, gilt lettering at front cover, black decoration to cloth. Illustrated with black and white engravings depicting views. Portrait of the author and a biographical sketch written by P Linet. Color 'title page' at rear of volume for "Charming Miss Fogarthy, A Story of the Danish West Indies." A very scarce title. Ownership signature of "A. L. Royce / St. Thomas / May 4, 1892" at front endpaper. Royce is believed to have been a chaplain on the island. Very Good firmly bound volume, expected fading to cloth at spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Leaflets from the Danish West Indies: - descriptive of the social, political, and commercial condition of these islands. With a sketch of the author and a biographical sketch written by PH Linet.

      Wm Dawson & Sons, London, 1888 - ix + 228pp + coloured plate + tinted frontispiece and engraved plate of author + ads. 1st ed., some tone spotting otherwise clean in original slightly worn decorated blue cloth. Historical notes on St Thomas and St John illustrated with many engraved views. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books PBFA]
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        Higiene de la vista en las escuelas. (Obra laureada por la Sociedad Española de Higiene en el Concurso Público de 1887)

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: El Cosmos Editorial, 1888.- 231 p. [de las cuales, las XVII primeras pags. van ordenadas en números romanos]: Ilustrado con 11 fotograbados intercalados en el texto; 8º (18,1 cm.); Enc. en Plena Piel Chagrén de la época en color rojo, tapas con plancha dorada, teniendo la posterior además, un bonito hierro dorado con motivos científicos, cantos y contracantos dorados, lomo dorado y con 4 nervios, cortes dorados, guardas en papel moiré blanco.- RARO EJEMPLAR CON UNA ENCUADERNACION VERDADERAMENTE MAESTRA, SIN DUDA EJECUTADA EN UN TALLER DE RENOMBRE. LIBRO DIGNO DE LA BIBLIOTECA DE UN CUALIFICADO BIBLIOFILO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society: [25 Volume Set, plus 2 Volume Supplement]

      Oxford, England: Oxford University at the Clarendon Press. 1888-1928, 1933. First. First edition. Twenty-five volume set plus a two volume set of the 1933 Supplement, A-Z. Folios. Three quarter maroon cloth (three quarter brown cloth on supplements) with brown papercovered boards, gilt-stamped spine titles. Some volumes without title pages as is typical. Wells Phillips Eagleton's copy with decorative bookplates on front pastedowns, modest scuffing and soiling, small white spots on spines, else a very good set. Wells Phillips Eagleton, now known as Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and started with a generous endowment from Florence P. Eagleton, one of the first women trustees to serve at Rutgers University. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Costume Historique. Types Principaux du Vêtement et de la Parure rapprochés de ceux de l'Interieur de l'Habitation dans tous les Temps et chez tous les Peuples, avec de nombreux details sur le Mobilier, les Armes, les Objets Usuels, les Moyens de Trans

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1888 - Complets en 6 vol. In-plano (41,5 cm x 31cm), 500 planches chromolithographiées, dont 300 en couleurs et 200 en camaïeu.En feuilles sous chemises cartonnées. C'est le plus important recueil général concernant le costume. Les documents ont été pris dans les séries publiées antérieurement et sur des dessins originaux tirés des fonds publics. L'ouvrage a été publié en vingt fascicules de vingt-cinq planches. On y [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOUQUINERIE SAINT-LAMBERT]
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        The Unknown Horn of Africa:

      London: George Philip & Son, , 1888. An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopard River, Octavo. Original dark olive cloth on bevelled boards, title gilt to spine, brown surface-paper endpapers. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece heightened with gum arabic and 9 other similar plates, 9 tinted photogravure plates, 4 plain botanical lithographs, numerous tinted vignettes in the text, folding map in an end-pocket. This copy with the ownership inscription of Abel Chapman, the "prolific sporting author", dated in the year of publication, verso of the front free endpaper. Minimal shelf-wear, offset from one of the botanical plates, but overall a truly superior copy of a book often found in calamitous condition. First edition. "While primarily a work of exploration and adventure in Somaliland, the author does partake in a few hunts for kudu, lion, and assorted antelope near the River Webbe. Once while stalking rhinoceros, he came within a few feet of one but was unable to see it due to the heavy growth of mimosa before it made its escape. The coloured plates of birds in the more scarce first issue are especially handsome. James was killed by an elephant in west Africa in 1890" (Czech). While not in the red pictorial cloth, all other signs are that this is a first issue; the colouring of the plates is particularly skilful.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Durch Central-Asien. Die Kirgisensteppe, Russisch-Turkestan, Bochara, Chiwa, Das Turkmenenland und Persien. Reiseschilderungen.

      Brockhaus,, Lzg., 1888 - Autorisirte Deutsche Ausgabe. Lzg., Brockhaus, 1888. 4°. XI, 441 S., 160 Abb., 16 Lichtdrucktafeln u. 1 grosse gefaltete Karte von Central-Asien am Schluss. Roter OLn. mit goldgepr. Deckelschrift und ornament. schwarzprägung (Deckel u. Rücken). Marmorierter Schnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der Verfaser (1844-1923) reiste 1883 nach Taschkent. Sein Plan, von hier nach Indien durchzubrechen, mißlang. Über Buchara kam er nur bis Tschardschui am Amu-darja, wo er (auf dem Fluß selbst) nach Chiwa abbiegen mußte; süd-westwärts querte er die Kara-kum nach Kisil-Arwat, dem damaligen Endpunkt der transkaspischen Eisenbahn. Nach einen vergeblichen Versuch, die Oasenstadt Merw zu erreichen, kehrte er durch Nordpersien und über den Bosporus in seine Heimat zurück. - Wertvolle Schilderungen der Sitten und Gebräuchen von Turkestan. Seltenes Werk. - Henze III, 542. - Kapital oben mit winziger Verfärbung sowie winziger Leinenfehlstelle, Rücken minim fleckig, Alte Widmung auf Vorsatz "Robert Moser". Sehr Schönes Exemplar. Roter OLn. mit goldgepr. Deckelschrift und ornament. schwarzprägung (Deckel u. Rücken). Marmorierter Schnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The Aldine History of Queensland in Two Volumes

      The Aldine Publishing Company, Sydney, NSW, Australia 1888 - Rebound with new spines. General wear to boards. Gilt edges. Previous owners name to minor title page of both volumes. Colour and b/w illustrations. "Embracing sketches and portraits of her noted people; The rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and illustrations of her boundless wealth, together with maps of latest survey." 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Royal Mineral Water Hospital Bath … continued to the present time by Anthony Beaufort Brabazon. Third issue

      Bath: "for the president and governors of the hospital, by Charles Hallett". 1888. "8vo, pp. 158; frontispiece of the hospital; bound with: The Royal Mineral Water Hospital … Annual Statement for the year 1896-97, Bath: William Lewis and Son, 1897, pp. [3]-51; together 2 vols. in 1, contemporary full polished calf by Cedrick Chivers, with a central panel on cover with title in gilt surrounded by a leafy design and two gilt rules, a similar design on the spine; the spine darkened and lightly scuffed, else near fine. Presentation copy presented to the Duke of Cambridge on the occasion of his visit to Bath, Oct. 18, 1897, with a beautifully calligraphed inscription on the front pastedown, signed by the registrar and president of the hospital."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        South Africa. Illustrated by a Series of One Hundred and Four Permanent Photographs.

      Robert Harris, Port Elizabeth 1888 - Unpaginated. Full bevelled blindstamped morocco with gilt borders and titles. Some loss to spine. Front hinge loose, front board almost detached. Stunning photographic images of early South Africa including numerous street scenes, countryside, mining and native peoples. Foxing to page edges but photographs clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Wessex Tales: Strange, Lively and Commonplace

      London: Macmillan, 1888 - First edition, limited to 684 copies. 2 vols., 8vo. 247 pp.; 212 pp and 4 pp. of ads. Original green publisher's binding. Slightly cocked with unobtrusive remnant of lending library label on cover of Vol. I. Purdy p.58; Sadleir 1119 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        WORAN ES LIEGT By KURT WOERMANN signed ? 1957 MANUSCRIPT?

      1888. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: WORAN ES LIEGT By KURT WOERMANN signed ? 1957 MANUSCRIPT? AUTHOR: KURT WOERMANN (THE TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ECT. IS POSSIBLY IN GERMAN OR SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE, unsure about specifics!!!) sus dem Nachlab von Kurt Woermann geb. 25.I. 1888 gest. 25. I. 1951 herausgegeben von Konrad Woermann. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: (THE TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ECT. IS POSSIBLY IN GERMAN OR SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE, unsure about specifics!!!) EDITION: Before Publication CATEGORY: Foreign, Literature BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: (THE TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ECT. IS POSSIBLY IN GERMAN OR SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE, unsure about specifics!!!) Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 11½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 95 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (THE TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ECT. IS POSSIBLY IN GERMAN OR SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE, unsure about specifics!!!) WORAN ES LIEGT - Ein Beitrag zur Weltlage. The book is what appears to be a signed typed manuscript in a foreign language. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 12500 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006307 .

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        LE COSTUME HISTORIQUE : cinq cents planches, trois cents en couleurs, or et argent, deux cent en camaieu ; types principaux du vêtement et de la parure, rapprochés de ceux de l'intérieur de l'habitation dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples, avec de nombreux détails sur le mobilier, les armes, les objets usuels, les moyens de transport, etc. Recueil publié sous la direction de M. A. Racinet,. avec des notices explicatives, une introduction générale, des tables et un glossaire

      1888 - 6 volumes, reliure demi-chagrin rouge in-quarto (binding half shagreen in-quarto)(19,8 x 22 cm), dos 5 nerfs ceints de filets à froid (spine with 4 raised bands encircled of blind-stamping decoration line), entre-nerfs à fleuron "or" au fer ajouré, titre et tomaison frappés or (gilt title and volume numbering), papier peigné aux plats (painting paper on the cover), orné de cinq cents planches : trois cents en Chromolithographies hors-texte en couleurs, or et argent, deux cent hors-texte en camaieu, Comprend : [T. Ier. Introduction générale, table et glossaire.] XXVII-199 p., suivis d'un "Avis au lecteur" et d'un "Tableau de concordance", sign. a-z, aa-cc, d'une page de Table des matières et d'un errata ; T. II. Planches et notices 1 à 100 ; III. Planches et notices 101 à 200 ; IV. Planches et notices 201 à 300 ; V. Planches et notices 301 à 400 ; VI. Planches et notices 401 à 500.Note(s) : Le T. Ier a XLIII-256 p. suivies de l'"Avis au relieur" et du "Tableau de concordance" signé "a-z, aa-nn", d'une page de Table des matières et d'un errata. - Les 500 planches sont réparties par centaines dans les T. II à VI, 1888, à Paris Firmin-Didot Editeur, Monumentale entreprise ayant duré 12 années, Le costume historique représente l'étude la plus approfondie jamais publiée sur l'histoire du costume, la mode et le style depuis le Monde antique jusqu'au 19e siècle. Dans une certaine tradition du XIXe, et ce pourquoi Racinet utilise la chromolithographie, l'image devient elle-même un champ de recherche, la représentation devient le résultat d'une étude et permet l'étude. "Pour les lecteurs du XXIe siècle, « le Racinet » est la somme de la connaissance du costume de son temps. L’historien du costume a là un état daté de la conception d’un domaine encore peu défriché." Françoise Tétard-Vittu, responsable du cabinet des estampes du musée Galliera .rareté.en bon état (good condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Galerie Nationale. Les Suisses célèbres des temps modernes.

      Zurich, Orell Fussli & Cie, s.d. (1867-1888). - 2 volumes gr. in-4°, non paginé. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage rassemblant 100 portraits lithographiques de personnalités suisses présentés chaque fois par un texte de 4 pages imprimé sur 2 colonnes. Contient notamment des portraits de: Henri Zschokke, Jean de Muller, Martin Disteli, Léopold Robert, Jérémias Gotthelf, Le père Girard, J.-G. de Salis, Aug. Pyrame de Candolle, Rodolphe Töpffer, Charles Victor de Bonstetten, Guillaume Hardimand, Alexandre Calame. J.-G. Lavater, Horace B. de Saussure, Henri Pestalozzi, David Purry, Antoine Henri Jomini, Christophe Bernoulli, Jacques Necker, Charles Louis de Haller, etc. [BARTH II, 11353] Reliures pleine toile toile rouge décorée en noir et or, tranches dorées.

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        Samoafahrten. Reisen in Kaiser Wilhelms-Land und Englisch-Neu-Guinea in den Jahren 1884 und 1885 an Bord des deutschen Dampfers "Samoa". Mit 85 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen, gezeichnet von M. Hoffmann und Roessler und 6 Kartenskizzen.

      Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, 1888.. 1 Frontispiz, 390 Seiten mit 73 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen und 6 Kartenskizzen im Text, 10 teils doppelseitige Separatbilder, 10 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis 23 x 16 cm, Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenschmuck, Lederecken.. Durch Register erschlossen. Die Abbildungen in Holzstich-Technik. "Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (* 8. August 1839 in Warmbrunn, heute Cieplice S'la;skie-Zdroj, Schlesien; 31. Januar 1917 in Braunschweig) war Kaufmann, Ethnologe, Ornithologe und Forschungsreisender, der vor allem durch seine Vorbereitung zur Inbesitznahme der deutschen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea bekannt wurde. Nach ihm sind das Gebiet Finschhafen in Papua-Neuguinea sowie die Finschküste benannt. Als Agent des privaten Hamburger Neuguinea-Konsortiums (später umbenannt in Neuguinea-Kompagnie) von Adolph von Hansemann bereiste er 1884 und 1885 mit Kapitän Eduard Dallmann auf mehreren Reisen von Mioko aus fast die gesamte Nordküste Neuguineas und entdeckten den Sepik (Kaiserin-Augusta-Fluss). Finsch schloss auch Verträge über Landerwerbungen ab. 1885 wurde die Nordhälfte der Insel unter dem Namen Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land "Schutzgebiet" der Neuguinea-Kompagnie und mit Finschhafen der erste Verwaltungssitz der Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguineas gegründet. Finsch war noch zwei Jahre lang Berater der Neuguinea-Kompagnie." (Wikipedia) * * * Einband etwas berieben, zwei Ecken gerignfügig bestoßen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Anfragen und Bestellungen die nach Dienstag, dem 30. September 2014 ca 13:00 Uhr, eingehen, können wohl erst ab Dienstag, dem 07. Oktober 2014 , bearbeitet werden. * * *

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        An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches in and around the Caribbean Sea

      October-November 1888- April and May 1894. Oblong 8vo., (4 x 6 4/8 inches). 47 fine full-page and double-page pencil sketches of coastal and inland views of islands in the Caribbean, each captioned and dated by the artist. Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, edged in maroon morocco, inscribed by Brownell on the front free endpaper, and with a printed passenger list for the "Barracouta" which sailed from New-York to the Caribbean on the 10th October, 1888, tipped-in between the endpapers. Brownell, a landscape and still-life artist born in Providence, Rhode Island "sketched and painted some of the most distinctive scenery of any American artist,... he had a natural scientist's curiosity for the minute details of nature, and made voluminous sketches in both pencil and watercolor of specific nature studies as well as more complete landscape compositions. He kept meticulously detailed notes of his surroundings, both as inscriptions on individual sketches as well as in a series of picture diaries [as here]. Brownell's pictures broadly follow the style of the Hudson River School; he painted many oils and watercolours of the same New England views popular with other landscape artists of the time, as well as subjects drawn from the vicinities of his family's properties in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Brownell's most significant contribution to American landscape painting, however is his body of landscapes of the island of Cuba, which he first visited in 1853... Free from financial worries, Brownell traveled extensively throughout his life, and seems never to have stopped sketching. In all his works, there is a strong sense of place, of a particular location sensitively recorded at a specific moment in time. Brownell's sketches are souvenirs of the many places he visited. They were intended as such; each is annotated careful in clear script, with date and location generally recorded along with vantage point, common and botanical names of plants, and other relevant information. Brownell kept these sketches to remind himself of precisely what he saw at various times and places as, in effect, a visual diary that could rekindle his memory. Bound by the artist into books, these sketches were kept in his possession until his death" (Zachary D. Ross "Charles de Wolf Brownell: A Decade of Travel, 1856-66" pages 5-6). The sketches in this album are: In the "Doldrums" Oct.14.1888; Santa Cruz - Oct.17.1888; Brimstone Hill. St. Eustasius. Mt. Misery, St. Kitt's Oct.18.1888; South End of Guadeloupe - from Point a Pitre. Oct.19.1888; Pointe a Pitre. The Usines. Oct.19.1888; The Suffriere from Pointe a Pitre. Oct.19.1888; Les Saintes. 1888-Oct.20; N. End of Dominica Oct.20.1888; Dominica - from Prince Ruperts Pt. Oct.20.1888; Dominica Oct.20.1888; Dominica Oct.20.1888; N. End of Martinique Oct.20.1888; The Pitons of St. Lucea - from the S. end of Martinique. Oct.20.1888; Sketched by Moonlight - Pitons of St. Lucie. Oct.20.1888; Fort at Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21.1888; Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21; at Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21; South End of St. Vincent Oct 21.1888; at Grenada Oct.23.1888; At Grenada Oct.23 1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23 1888; Governor's House - Port of Spain, Trinidad Oct.24.1888; San Fernanado, Gulf of Paria Oct.24.1888; Demerara River Oct.27.1888; Barbados from the N.W. Nov.3.1888; S. End of Guadaloupe Oct.4.1888; Montserrat Nov.4.1888; Nevis Nov.5.1888; Mt. Misery. St. Kitts' from N.W. Brimstone Hill. Nevis. Nov.5.1888; St. Eustacious - from S.W. Nov.5.1888; St. Eustacious - from the N.W. Nov.5.1888; Saba - from N.E. Nov.5.1888; North End of Saba. Torrens Point Nov.5.1888 Diamond R.; From the bridge over Hope River - at GordonTown - Jamaica Ap.15.1894; Westward from Porus, Jamaica. Apr.19.1894; At Williamsfield, Jamaica Apr.19.1894; Aris Greenvale, Jamaica- Apr.19.1894; Among the Clouds Apr.20.1894; Head of Kingston Harbour- Apr.30.1894; Blue Mtns., from Mrystle Bank Lawn May 2.1894; (Thunderstorm) - from the Yacht-Club May 3.1894; Kingston Harbour From the Yacht-Club- May 3.1894; Blue Mts. From the Half-way Tree Road May 5.1894; Port Royal Mts. From the Half-Way Tree Road - May 5.1894; Cape Maysi - E. End of Cuba May 10.1894; East End of Cuba. May 10.1894; Cape Maysi - E. End of Cuba Ma 10.1894; Watling's from the E. May 11.1894.

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        Australian Photo Album, with 47 Views of Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, ca 1880 to 1894

      Wonderful photograph album of Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania, with large photographs and manuscript titles. A total of 47 photos, with 33 of Victoria, 6 of New South Wales, 5 of Tasmania, 1 of New Zealand, and 2 others. Each photograph is lightly tipped on to the album paper, with blank verso. Most of the photographs are by an unknown photographer; there are also some signed by J.W. Beattie, Thomas Foster Chuck, Frank Arnold Coxhead, C. Rudd, and J.P., possibly John Paine.& & One of the most striking & largest photograph is of "Aboriginals of Lake Tyers". It is an outdoor view of a family group of aborigines, from children to grand parents, dressed in western clothing, with spear, boomerangs and lean-to behind them. Others include some rather poetic views of woodcutters at Black Spur & Fernshaw; a couple of gold mining at Bendigo including Garden Gully United Gold Mining Company, with houses in fore and background. There is a series of some very striking studies of Melbourne buildings including the Empire Building, Collins St. West; Prell's Building, corner of Queen St. and Flinders Lane; Austral Chambers, Queen St., with Austral Chambers sign and "Offices to Let", by Selby & Co., 97 Queen St.; Grand Hotel, Spring St., with carriages at the front; Federal Coffee Palace, Collins St., #102, showing electrical workers, 3 of whom have climbed electrical poles; "Tuck's Buildings" (or Luck's?), Elizabeth & Flinders St, with the caption "Rent of Shop L 22.10 per week"; Government Public Offices (Melbourne), #48, with a dirt road in the foreground; Melbourne Hospital with a train moving past in the foreground; Centennial Exhibition Procession, August 1st, 1888, with Victorian Confectioner's Society banner in front; St. Kilda Jetty, busy with people fishing; another showing neighboring jetty, Hegerty's Railway Baths for Gentlemen, and fishermen with the town behind them; The New Prince's Bridge, with scattered construction debris; The Melbourne Hotel, #10, with the #220 Carlton and Abbotsford tram in the foreground; Collins St. from Elizabeth St., looking east, #73, with a busy street scene and a George & George flag flying; Modern Permanent Building Society offices, with Kilpatrick & Co. Watchmakers & Jewelers, a police box, and Auchalps Sales Rooms; Bourke St., Melbourne, full length looking west with trams, a horse and cart, Mayger's Imperial Hotel at the right and Old Whitehart Hotel at the left; Town Hall, Melbourne, a view looking down, with 2 trams & Martin & Leasances Pharmacy sign visible; Elizabeth St., Melbourne, a great snap shot view of people, traffic, a wagon and cart, electric lights, and a large Cullis Hill & Co. sign; Elizabeth St., Melbourne, a snap shot view with street traffic, a tram, the Sunbeam Tea and Luncheon Rooms in the foreground, and Lincoln Stuart & Co. in the distance; Bourke St., Melbourne, a snap shot view toward E. A. Petherick Booksellers & Publishers, with trams and traffic.& & There are three views of ships - H. M. S. Calliope in Port Philip (Hobson's Bay), with 3 yachts, a tender and row boat; The Liverpool, largest sailing ship afloat; Steamship Cavo Romano New Orleans Feb 26th 94, docked with several crew sitting on barrels (with a tear). & & The NSW photographs are taken in and around Sydney, mostly signed "J.P.", possibly John Paine, 1834 - 1915, including Manly Cove; Harbour from Neutral Bay, with a building under construction in the foreground, and harbour and ships in the distance; Harbour from McMahon's Hill, with flags, ferries, row boats and sailing ships; Farm Cove, with ships and Government House in the distance; Coogee (?), with a hut in the foreground; trams in a turning circle, a beach and vacant land in the distance and an unidentified grand public building, with a horse and carriage visible. & & The Tasmanian photographs are unsigned. "Port Arthur, Tasmania" is a small panoramic view with the Penitentiary, ruins of Church and Model Prison, noted in the margins. Hobart from the lower slopes of Mt. Wellington, overlooking the harbour (River Derwent); a beautifully artistic photograph "Glimpse of Port Arthur, shewing side entrance to Peninsula & ruined church in distance" is framed by trees and bushes, the buildings visible in the distance. & & The photographs vary in size - the largest is 29 x 23 cm; the smallest 9.5 x 15 cm; most are approximately 20 x 15 cm. Most are bright and unfaded, while some have some fading. The album is bound in red cloth with title in blue, and gold gilt and black decoration at front cover. A little loose in binding, with the last few pages blank. Overall, a very interesting album in very good condition. Full details of each photo and size available on request.

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        The Phantom Future.

      London, Richard Bentley. 1888 - First Edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. Bound in gorgeous half blue morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf with attractive fin de siecle tooling in gilt to spines. Top edge gilt. Clean, crisp and beautiful. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and bright. A beautiful copy of this novel of Bohemian student life. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Nu au Salon de 1888

      Paris: E. Bernard, 1888. First edition of the first issue. 8vo. With 25 full-page photographic plates of paintings and sculptures and numerous border decorations by Japhet. Original wraps bound in. Bound in twentieth-century full fallow deer with the white fur still on, marbled endpapers (original illustrated wrappers bound in) . First edition of the first issue in Sylvestre's series Le Nu au Salon. French Parnassian poet and critic Paul Armand Silvestre served as Under Chief in the Bureau of Finance in charge of the archives. "During the years of his service he wrote voluminously poems, operas, essays. Among his best-known poetic works is Rimes Neuves et Vieilles, published with a preface by George Sand in 1866" (New York Times). Silvestre's varied production is hardly complete without mention of his art criticism, which took the form of Le Nu au Salon (1888-1892), in five volumes, with numerous illustrations. This is the first issue of that series. Fine condition

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        Almanach des Saints de Provence pour l'année 1888 - 1889 - 1895 - 1896 - 1897 - 1898 - 1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905. Contenant le Calendrier romain et le Calendrier Provençal.

      Imprimerie Marseillaise 1888 - 12 vol. in-12 br., Imprimerie Marseillaise, Marseille, 1888-1905, de 36 à 84 pp. par volume. Rare série de 12 volumes de l'Almanach des Saints de Provence, dont le premier numéro daté de 1888, jusqu'au dernier numéro de 1905. Bon ensemble (une couv. débrochée, très petits mq. en dos, bel ensemble par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON COAL MINING, VOLUMES I & II

      E. & F.N. Spon, London & New York 1888 - Both volumes 4to. A total of 563 pages with 84 plates illustrating examples of mining tools, geology, fossils, wooden hoists, pumps, drills, compressors, tunnelling, shaft walling, etc., and index. Errata sheet bound in. Bound in original black cloth with border stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, and lettering on spines stamped in gilt. A handsome near fine two volume set, seldom found in superior condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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's name: "William Henry Beard, March 4th, 1888" in gilt on the front board. Binder's ticket: "Shipman'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Reliure de luxe. Le Livre et l'Amateur.

      Edouard Rouveyre,, Paris, 1888 - Cm. 27, pp. 246 (2) v (3). Con 65 tavole fuori testo con riproduzioni di legature, ciascuna protetta da velina parlante (compreso il secondo frontespizio a doppia pagina). Splendida legatura coeva firmata Giovi in pieno marocchino color vinaccia con decori geometrici a secco ai piatti. Dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e taglio di testa in oro. Conservate le belle brossure editoriali illustrate con motivi floreali. Ottima conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica in tiratura limitata di 900 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 141). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La cousine Bette

      Paris, Quantin, coll. Calmann-Lévy 1888 - Livre épuisé 23,3 x 17 cm, rel.d'époque demi chagrin vert à coins, tête dorée, 514 pp. Georges Caïn fut conservateur du musée Carnavalet de 1897 à 1914. Condition : Nouvelle éd. revue et corrigée, illustrée de 10 compositions de G. Caïn gravées par Gaujean et Géry-Bichard. Exemplaire enrichi d'un grand dessin original signé de l'illustrateur représentant le vieux Marneffe. 700g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street

      New York: Irving Publishing Co.,, 1888. Octavo (227 x 140 mm). Original dark green diagonally ribbed cloth, beveled boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, green floral endpapers, all edges trimmed. Frontispiece and 48 plates. Spine ends slightly nicked, corners a bit bumped and rubbed, minor cockling to cloth, a small light stain to top of spine, margins lightly browned. An excellent copy. First edition of this illustrated account of 19th-century Wall Street. British-born Clews (1834-1923) moved to the US and opened an office on Wall Street in 1858. Apart from his work as a note broker and private banker, Clews published a weekly pamphlet "which for years was widely known as the authoritative interpretation and forecast of market conditions" (Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders, Vol I, p.172). As such, Clews was a man with extensive personal experience of Wall Street and this work is "an interesting collection, from personal observation, reading, and hearsay, of fact and judgment about men and methods in corporation finance, investment banking, speculation, panics, and political events,...[during] a period in American history when ethical codes were at their lowest point. While this book is a valuable contemporary source of information about Wall Street and important figures in American business, it is also illuminating evidence of the ideas and reactions of a banker who was perhaps better informed and more judicious in his judgment of business than most contemporary writers" (Larson). In 1908, Irving published a second revised and enlarged edition entitled Fifty Years in Wall Street.

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        The Child of the Cavern or Strange Doings Underground

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1888 - 174pp + 1p of publisher's catalogue at front with b/w frontis and 9 other illustrations by Ferat. Translated into English by W.H.G. Kingston. Author's illustrated edition. Early edition - rare to find this JV novel in such good condition. Original red cloth with black illustration on front stamped in black lettering on blue plates with similar on perfect spine. Pears' soap advertisement on back. Recently rebound using original boards by master book restorer, Stephen Holiday of Oxfordshire. New cream end papers of the period. Tiny loss to top right hand corner of catalogue page. No inscriptions. Clean inside pages. Other scanned images on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS: HIS PICTURE BOOK

      Ernest Nister, London 1888 - (Victorian Colorplate) OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS: HIS PICTURE BOOK. London: Ernest Nister, circa 1888. 8vo - 7-9/16" x 9-1/2". Green cloth backed glazed pictorial boards with minor wear to the board corners for what is a lovely copy of the book. Patterned endpapers. [40]pp. There are fourteen beautiful, full page chromolithographs illustrating the text of the book. The text is poetry for young children representing different seasons of the year including Christmas. Each text page is illustrated with halftone illustrations with subtle hints of color. There is a neat previous owner's inscription dated Xmas 1888 to a preliminary page. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La veillée.

      Huile sur panneau 1888 - - Huile sur panneau 1888, 27x35cm, autre. - Peinture à l'huile en grisaille sur panneau signée en bas à droite. Cette oeuvre originale a servi d'illustration pour une scène de "La terre", première édition illustrée, roman d'Emile Zola publié chez Marpon & Flammarion en 1889. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        OPERACIONES MILITARES EN EL RIO GRANDE DE MINDANAO. RESENA HISTORICA DEL RIO GRANDE MINDANAO Y FRAGMENTOS DE UN DIARIO DE LA ULTIMA EXPEDICION, ILUSTRADO CON DIBUJOS Y FOTOGRAFIAS

      Manila. 1888.. 139,iii,[1]pp., including in-text illustrations; plus colored folding map and sixty-six photographs on fifty-eight mounts, each photograph with a printed caption. Half title. Thick quarto. Modern red calf, spine gilt, raised bands. A bit of foxing to the mounts, and some photographs slightly faded. Very good. A virtually unknown work of Filipino photographica, this book constitutes an important visual record of the Philippines, and of Spanish-led military activities against Muslim insurgents on the island of Mindanao. The present copy contains three times as many photographs as is usually found. Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, has a large Muslim population which has waged separatist battles against a variety of conquerors - Spanish, American, Japanese, and Filipino, for centuries. Today, part of the island is controlled by the "Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao," which exercises a degree of political autonomy from the central government in Manila. All the action described and depicted in this volume took place in this heavily Muslim region. Perinat y Lasso de la Vega's work describes in words and photographs three months of military activities against the Muslim separatists on Mindanao. The text consists of daily entries covering the period from mid- January to late March of 1887, as well as a preface giving a history of the region. The photographs show Spanish-led troops of native Filipinos engaged in military activities against the local Muslims. The Filipino soldiers appear dressed in their distinctive uniforms, carrying rifles, and wearing helmets that look like inverted bowls. Many of the photos show military operations, soldiers marching, tents, huts, and buildings, and gun boats on the Rio Grande de Mindanao. One photograph shows soldiers carrying their wounded on stretchers through the jungle. Another photograph shows the "Necropolis de los Sultanes de Buhayan" and another is of the Christian church at Tamontaca. Several cities are depicted, including Cottabatto, Damabalas, Lintukan, Pagalungan, Kudaranga, and Bacat. Many of the photographs, beyond the first twenty called for by Palau, show scenes of regular life in the towns of Mindanao, though there is often a military presence depicted as well. OCLC locates only two copies, at Cornell and the Newberry Library. Palau calls for only twenty photographs, less than one-third the number contained in this copy. A rare and important photographic work showing what amounted to a civil war in the Philippines, as local troops trained by a foreign power battled against an indigenous Muslim insurgency. PALAU 223038. OCLC 64004603.

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        AMONG THE MILLET AND OTHER POEMS

      J. Durie & Son, Ottawa 1888 - [Roberts, Charles G. D.] Lampman, Archibald. AMONG THE MILLET AND OTHER POEMS. Ottawa: J. Durie & Son, 1888. True First Edition, First Issue, double ruled above & below the spine title. Lampman's First Book. Extraordinary copy. Inscribed by Chartles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper: "Some of these poems / were originally published by / me when I was editor of / The Week. I think I may claim / to be the discoverer of Lampman's / genius / Charles G. D. Roberts". 8vo. 151 pp. Original brown cloth covered boards, stamped gilt on the front cover. Covers near fine, the book block needs sewing. Custom protective clamshell case. An important debut from an important Canadian poet. Perhaps the best possible copy. "Long hours ago, while yet the morn was blithe, / Nor sharp a thirst had drunk the beaded dew, / A reaper came, and swung his cradled scythe / Around this stump, and, shearing slowly, drew / Far round among the clover, ripe for hay, / A circle clean and grey; / And here among the scented swathes that gleam, / Mixed with dead daisies, it is sweet to lie / And watch the grass and the few-clouded sky, Nor think but only dream." - Among the Timothy by Lampman. Archibald Lampman, FRSC [17 November 1861 – 10 February 1899] He is widely regarded as Canada's finest 19th century English language poet. Lampman's poetry concerns Canada's rural life and the wonders of nature and can be compared to British romantic and nature poetry contemporary to his life. Lampman's ability to write detailed, meaningful poems that depict traditional Canadian and Native American life was one of his greatest triumphs as a poet, and probably one of the reasons why his work has had lasting impact in the Canadian canon. Lampman associated with Charles G. D. Roberts, Susanna Moodie, Catherine Parr Traill, Duncan Campbell Scott, & William Wilfred Campbell. He was one of the Confederation Poets and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1895. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet, prose writer, lecturer, professor of Literature & economics. First recipient of the Lorne Pierce medal. He was knighted in 1935. Previously, he had been awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of New Brunswick. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Otway. [Aubrey Beardsley's own copy with his original hand drawn ink bookplate, signature and name stamp.]

      London: Vizetelly & Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped, with slight lean to spine. Tissue guard missing from frontispiece. Rear endpaper missing. 1888. Reprint, unexpergated edition. Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 392pp. This seemingly insignificant book is from the Mermaid Series of Best Plays of the Old Dramatists belonged to Aubrey Beardsley. On the ffep a hand drawn bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley is pasted, dated Xmas, 1888. On the half title page there is the signature A V Beardsley, Xmas 1888. On the reverse of the frontispiece in the top corner is an ink stamp BEARDSLEY. .

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        LOOKING BACKWARD 2000 -- 1887

      Boston: Ticknor and Company,. 1888. 12mo, pp. [1-4] [i-iii] iv-vi [7] 8-470 [471-472] [note: first and last leaves are blanks],. original decorated slate-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black.. Early private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, with. some offset onto front free endpaper. Binding slightly leaned, cloth. very lightly rubbed spine ends, just a bit of dust soiling to cloth,. a bright, tight, very good copy. A very attractive copy of this. classic. Enclosed in cloth folder and quarter black morocco and gray. cloth slipcase. (#128228). First edition. First printing with "J. J. Arakelyan" imprint on verso of title leaf. The most famous nineteenth-century American utopian novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-14; (1981) 1-18; (1987) 1-8; (1995) 1-8; and (2004) II- 102. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 163. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 059. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 14. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 11-6. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 80. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 186. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 78. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1246-50. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 37. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01067. Grolier Club, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1900 90. BAL 956. Wright (III) 460. Downs, Books the Changed America 10. Adams, Radical Literature in America, p. 57.

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        The Flight to France or The Memoirs of a Dragoon

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1888. A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez. With Numerous Illustrations. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gold, black, and brown, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, and 31 plates. Bookseller's ticket and ownership inscription to front pastedown. Binding rubbed and marked, spine tanned and rolled, corners knocked, ink stains to top edge, endpapers, and extensively to pages 120 and 121, contents a little toned with occasional foxing. A good copy. First London edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1887.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Their Majesties Servants" Annals Of The English Stage From Thomas Betterton To Edmund Kean Edited And Revised by Robert W. Lowe

      John Nimmo, London 1888 - 436, 414, 428 pages. Royal 8vo, 25 1/2 x 17 1/2 cm. Fifty copper engraved portraits, each in two states (one on Japanese and the other on plate paper, as India proofs), and eighty mounted wood-engraved illustrations. Index in each volume. Limited edition, copy 291 of 300. Bound by Dawson & Nicholson. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, bookplates, joints and extremities occasionally rubbed, Vol.I front cover rehinged. Internally bright and clean. Scarlet three quarter crushed morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 3 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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