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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888. 25th edition

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

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        Plas Mawr, Conway, N. Wales

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

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888 25th edition

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

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888

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

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        Parotia Lawesi, Ramsay (Lawes’s Parotia)

      London 1888 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented “Birds of Asia”. “The Birds of New Guinea” was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the “The Birds of New Guinea”, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's “Birds of Paradise” (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the “The Birds of New Guinea”, which, like the “Birds of Asia”, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Parotia Lawesi, Ramsay", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition with light discoloration of the background. These birds, commonly called Lawes’s Parotias, are expertly hand-colored and finely detailed. The female bird is colored with rich shades of brown, with intricate patterning on its underside. The male bird is extravagantly detailed with a dark blue-black body and feathers. This Lawes's Parotias had a golden and green collar, brown head and vibrant blue crown with three ornamental spatule head wires extending from behind of each eye. This male bird of paradise is shown with all of his courting feathers, as he is trying to attract the female. In the background, another pair of birds is illustrated, the male putting on a show for the female.

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        Cattleya Mendellii var Measuresiana

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

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin. Complete in 6 volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mr. Meeson’s Will

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

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        La vida militar en España. Cuadros y dibujos de José Cusachs

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

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        Rectes Cerviniventris, Gray (Fawn-breasted Wood-shrike)

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

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

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

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        AULD LICHT IDYLLS

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

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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich [Grossherzoglich] Mecklenburgischen Füsilier-Regiments Nr. 90, 1788-1888.

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

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        Completo trattato teorico e pratico di Diritto Penale

      Leonardo Vallardi 1888 - 1890, Milano - Secondo il Codice unico del Regno d'Italia - in 8° - pp.618; 759 + 465; 1421; 1144; 1304; 1456; 584 + 653; 1287 + CXVI - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Due volumi in otto tomi - Tagli spruzzati - Lievi fioriture in molte pagine - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extracts principally from English Classics: showing that legal suppression of M. Zola's novels would logically involve the bowdlerizing of some of the greatest works in English literature.

      London, 1888 - Quarto, pp. 4, 87. Near-contemporary citron half calf, longitudinal spine label, yellow cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extremities rubbed, rusting to stab-holes where originally side-stapled, endleaves very lightly foxed, still a good copy. Bookplate of Lila Ross Hotz (first wife of the influential US publisher Henry Luce), dated Paris 1915. First edition. During some years in France, the publisher Henry Vizetelly (1820–1894) acquired a taste for French roulette tables, wine and literary realism. Between 1884 and 1888 he published a sequence of English translations of Zola "that turned him into a reluctant martyr, one of the early heroes of the fight against oppressive literary censorship which culminated in the lifting of the ban on Lady Chatterley's Lover in 1960" (ODNB). On 31 October 1888 he was fined £100 for publishing The Soil (La Terre), which the solicitor-general branded a work of "bestial obscenity". Vizetelly, on his counsel's advice, had pleaded guilty and promised to withdraw all his Zola translations from sale, although only a few weeks earlier he had issued this pamphlet consisting of passages from famous works of English literature (Shakespeare principally of course, with judicious selections from other dramatists and Swift, Smollett, Sterne, Fielding, Byron and Shelley, among others) which ought by the same reasoning to have been censored. The introduction also includes some supporting extracts from Macaulay, Henry James, Andrew Lang and Zola himself. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tent Life in Tigerland, with which is incorporated sport and workon the Nepaul frontier. Being twelve years' sporting reminiscences of a pioneer planter in an Indian frontier district.

      A. Hutchison & Son, Sydney 1888 - Tall 8vo. Pp, xxiv, 690. 22 chromolithographic plates and other illustrations, all as called for. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Extremities rubbed and with wear and some loss head and foot of spine. "To P. Wallace Esq. Frae the Bonnie toon o' Troon with compts. & kind regards from the author. Undecipherable, Sidney N.S.W. 8/5/08." Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORP

      18 - WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Various places (Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, MN): various publishers (E. B. Stillings & Co., Griffith-Stillings Press; The National Tribune Co.; Japs- Olson Co.), various dates (1888-1932). A large, nearly consecutive, run of this yearly journal; we offer the years from 1888 to 1932, covering the sixth through the fiftieth conventions, lacking the issues for only five years (1889, 1890, 1913, 1920, and 1929). 40 volumes. Many volumes contain illustrations from photographs of the various officers of the organization. 8vo. Two volumes are bound in half leather. Fourteen volumes are bound in cloth, with gilt-stamped title to spine, and a.e.g. Twenty-four volumes are bound in printed paper wrappers. Ex library. Tipped-in to the volume of the ninth convention, held in 1891, is a holograph, presentation letter from Mary E. Deane, President of Massachusetts Department of the W.R.C. The half leather volumes are missing large portions of the spines and the boards are detached. The spines of the paper-wrappered volumes are sunned, with some occasional chipping to wrappers; a few of the volumes have either the front or back panel detached. The text leaves are clean and the overall condition of the group is quite good. Offered with: JOURNAL OF THE TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS.1890. For the Department of New Hampshire. JOURNAL OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS.1891. For the Departments of Connecticut , Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. JOURNAL OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS.1891. For the Departments of Missouri and Vermont. Seven separate issues covering individual state conventions. 8vo., paper wrappers. Ex library. Some occasional chipping to wrappers; one of the volumes has a detached cover. Else, near fine. The price for the collection: The Woman's Relief Corps, a post-Civil War organization, worked through local chapters to relieve the sufferings of disabled veterans, war widows, and orphans. In the North, it functioned as an auxilliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, but in the South, where the G.A.R. had no equivalent, there nonetheless were units of the Woman's Relief Corps. Separate units r [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La photographie. Traité théorique et pratique

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1888. Boards. Near Fine. 2 volumes. Vol 1: xvi, 467 pages. Vol 2: xiii, 573 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. Large 8vo. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Light browning to pages. Frontispieces and plates each accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Boards. Epstean #10. Frontispiece of vol. 1 is a Woodburytype of an instantaneous photo, and that of Vol 2 is a photogravure, both by Bousssod et Valadon (successors to Goupil). Vol 1 covers all operations and processes that produce a negative, including the archaic ones of Talbot, Le Gray, Baldus, Balanquart-Evrard, & others. Vol. 2 deals with the production of any kind of positive image, including tintypes, daguerreotypes and the photo-mechanical images.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

      Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati 1888 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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