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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

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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]

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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 No. 1124 Arch Street, 1888. First edition. 12mo. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. Original tan cloth, stamped in gold and black. Fine. With contemporary inscription "Beverley & Sherman Robinson Newport August-1888"; in brown morocco-backed drop box. Smith 7017 (dated 1889) . Smith, "Booklet of history and technique by a noted player and force behind the formation of 'The Brotherhood.' " He was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base ball Players which was the first players' Union

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        Historia de las sublevaciones ind?genas habidas en el estado de Chiapas. Gramatica y Diccionario Tzeltal

      Chiapas: Tipogiafia del Gobierno, 1888 2 parts: 340 pages with fold out table; 143+[3 errata] pages. Octavo (8 ¾ ” x 6 ½ ”) bound in cloth with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of George M Foster. 1st edition.Tzeltal is a member of the Mayan family of languages and is spoken mainly in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. Some of the earliest written documents in Tzeltal are Fray Domingo de Ara's Vocabulario de Lengua Tzeldal Según el Orden de Copanabastla, which is believed to have been written in 1571, and Manuel Díez's 1675 work, Conciones en Lingua Tzeldaica. There are currently at least six different dialects of Tzeltal spoken in Chiapas: Northern (Ocosingo, Bachajon) , West Central (Tenejapa, Cancuc), East Central (Oxchuc, Chanal, Amatenango), Southern (Aguacatenango, Villa las Rosas, Teopisca), South Western (Copanaguastla [extinct], Comitan), and the nearly extinct South Eastern (Trinitaria, Lagos de Montebello). However, this classification scheme is partial at best - each town where Tzeltal is spoken in the highlands of Chiapas has significant dialectical variation, with some towns even having two or more "sub-dialects" spoken within town boundaries. Vincente Pineda’s work includes both the grammar and dictionary of the Tzeltal.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's stamp on title and acquiry date (4/7/47) on front paste down, gilt on spine totally faded, title soiled, page edges rough, some pages have minor repairs. A good copy of a very scarce linguistic dictionary.

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        A History Of The Birds Of New Zealand.

      London: Published (For The Subscribers) By The Author, [1887]-1888. - 2 Volumes. imperial 4to. pp. lxxxiv, 250, [6]; xv, 359. 50 lithographed plates (incl. 48 chromolithographs) after drawings by J.G.Keulemans. numerous wood engravings in the text. original gilt-stamped quarter roan over gilt-stamped cloth sides, all edges gilt, rebacked with spines mounted (light foxing to first few leaves in each vol.). Second Edition, Substantially Revised and Enlarged. A classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds, the plates ranking amongst Keulemans’ finest. "The text gives a complete synomy for each species, describes both sexes and every condition of plumage, and tells the life-history of each bird from personal observations made by the author during a period of twenty years." (Anker) 1,000 copies were printed by subscription, of which only about 250 were available for Europe and America. A two-volume supplement, not present here, was published in 1905. Anker 85. Bagnall 757. Fine Bird Books p. 64. Hocken pp. 386-87. Jackson p. 91. Nissen IVB 163. Casey Wood p. 269. Zimmer p. 115. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Libro Primero de Cabildos de Lima

      Republica Peruana, Lima 1888 - 3 parts: xxviii+445 pages with engraved color title, portrait and facsimile plates of original documents. 426 pages with engraved colored coats of arms, facsimile manuscript productions, family trees, maps and appendices. 220 pages with tables and engraved coat of arms plates. With collaboration by Pablo Patro and Nicanor Bolona. Signed by the author on the dedication page of volume one and the page following the Pizzaro plate of volume two. First edition. The Castilian cabildo has some similarities to the ancient Roman municipium and civitas—especially in the use of plural administrative officers and its control of the surrounding countryside, the territorium — but its evolution is a uniquely medieval development. With the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the establishment of the Visigothic Kingdom, the ancient municipal government disappeared. In many areas, seeking to escape from the political instability around them, people entrusted themselves to large landholders, exchanging their service for the landholder's protection, in a process that ultimately led to feudalism. In areas where the old territoria survived, the Visigothic kings appointed a single officer, called either a comes or a iudice to replace the defunct municipia or civitates. After the Muslim conquest, the new rulers also appointed various judicial officers to manage the affairs of the cities. Qadis heard any cases that fell under the purview of Sharia law and sahib oversaw the administration of the various other areas of urban life, such as the markets and the public order. The cabildo proper began its slow evolution in the process of the Reconquista. As fortified areas grew into urban centers or older cities were incorporated into the expanding Christian kingdoms of Portugal, León and Castile, kings (and sometimes local lords) granted the cities various levels of self-rule and unique sets of laws (the fueros) and made them the administrative center of a large teminus or alfoz, which was analogous to the ancient territorium. In general, municipal governments often consisted of a council (consejo) open to all the property-owning adult males of the city and a nobleman appointed to represent the king and organize the defense of the city and terminus. By the 13th century, these open councils proved unwieldy and were replaced by a smaller body, the cabildo or ayuntamiento consisting of set number of regidores (usually twenty-four in the largest cities) elected by the property owners in the city. These new bodies took their permanent form by the end of the 14th century. As part of the same process, a municipal council (the consell) with different attributes and composition also evolved in the neighboring Kingdom of Aragon during this period. In theory, every municipality in the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Philippines had a cabildo. Municipalities were not just the cities but included the surrounding lands. All lands were ultimately assigned to a municipality. Usually the cabildo made local laws and reported to the presidente (president) of the audiencia, who in turn reported to the viceroy. The cabildo had judicial, legislative and administrative duties. For this reason it was often addressed with the formula, Consejo, Justicia y Regimiento (Council, Justice and Government). The cabildo consisted of several types of officials. There were four to twelve regidores, depending on the size and importance of the municipality. Regidores, were not just deliberative officers, but all shared in the administration of the territory, dividing tasks among themselves. Initially the regidores were elected by all the heads of household. In the late Middle Ages, these elections often turn violent, with citizens forming bands to control elections and even resorting to murder. To minimize this kings began to appoint a certain number of, or even all of, the regidores in certain cities. By the modern era different cabildos had different mixes of elected and appointed r [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      Walter Scott, the Camelot Series., London 1888 - A very fine copy professionally rebound in dark blue calf with matching dark blue marbled boards, spine with raised bands & gilt embelishments with gilt titles on contrasting marroon labels , date at base. 326pp. new endpapers pages with rough edges, errata slip at rear and two pages of adverts. A very handsome copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life. In two volumes

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co., 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound copy of Kingsley's writings, dating from the 1880s. Sixteenth Abridged Edition. 'Edited by his wife'. Both volumes feature tissue-guarded frontispieces. Complete in two volumes. With the bookplates of Harold Gabriel Morrish to the front pastedowns. Condition: In full tree calf bindings. Externally, very smart with just some rubbing to the extremities and slight fading to the upper margin of the front board of volume I. Front joint of volume II cracked but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Some foxing to the first and last few pages but otherwise very clean throughout. Marginal tidemark to the frontispiece of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        DAILY THOUGHTS: SELECTED FROM THE WRITINGS OF CHARLES KINGSLEY BY HIS WIFE

      Macmillan and Co. and New york, London 1888 - [vi], 302p. Printed in red and black and presented in calendar form. With an excellent fore-edge painting of "View of Cambridge Showing St. John's College + 'The Backs'". Bound by Birdsall in full blue pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, double fillets on the covers Presentation copy from Mrs. Charles Kingsley, 1890, signed on the half-title. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HERR PAULUS. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall. In Three Volumes.

      Chatto & Windus. London. 1888 - FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, "A. P. Watt. From the Author". Original brown cloth blocked in metallic blue in a geometric pattern to the spines and front boards. The spines are lettered in gilt. Floral patterned endpapers. Spines rolled a little, some light spotting to endpapers and title pages but generally a clean, tight and bright copy. Overall a better than very good set. Alexander Pollock Watt (1838–1914) was the first successful British literary agent. His agency, started in 1875, is still active today and is, in fact, the longest-established literary agency in the world. He acted as Besant's agent, and also his literary executor. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Robert Elsmere

      Smith, Elder, London 1888 - Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED LETTER. Includes a one and a half page handwritten and signed letter by Ward to her publisher. Also features the bookplate of accomplished Danish actor, Jean Hersholt (1886 - 1956), which is pasted down to the front end page of Volume I. Hersholt, perhaps best known for his role as Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi (1937), appeared in over one hundred films, directed several films, won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He was also an eminent collector of books by Hans Christian Andersen and translated many of Andersen's fairy tales into English. These were later published in six volumes and are still considered to be one of the best English translations. A very good triple decker set in the original blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and black titles to front boards. There is a small closed tear along the exterior front joint of Volumes I.and II All volumes have minor wear and a few chips to the book cloth along the corners, edges, and hinges. Bumping to corners, minor rubbing to boards, and wear to joints. The interiors remain very clean overall. There are floral patterned end pages in first two volumes and variant chocolate colored end pages in Volume III. The set is housed in an attractive dark green half-morocco slipcase with maroon and gilt leather labels to spine. There are a few minor scuff marks to the case and a closed tear to the hinge of the tri-fold sleeve which fits within. Volume I has 371 pages; Volume II has 374 pages plus ads; Volume III has 411 pages. LIT/031908. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Constitution, By-laws, Sailing Regulations, &c. of the New York Yacht Club. Revised, March, 1882.

      New York: [for the NYYC,] 1888 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, NYYC crest gilt to the upper board, blind panels to both boards, brown surface-paper endpapers, edges stained red. A little rubbed, front hinge slightly open after the half title, but overall very good. 15 chromolithographic plates of club pennants, together with one of the signal; code and single tint lithograph showing Squadron Evolutions. First editionThe New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844, probably the third such club - after the Narrangansett Boat Club (1838) and the Detroit Boat Club (1839) - founded in the United States, the earliest date for a copy of the constitution that we have been able to trace is 1854. Far from commom, this a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. .

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        Travels in Arabia Deserta

      Cambridge: At the University Press, 1888. First edition. 2 vols., Thick 8vo (8-5/8 x 5-3/8 in.). Hand-colored folding map (loose, as issued), 8 folding plates, numerous illustrations in the text. Original green pictorial gilt cloth, uncut. Ownership signatures of Henry Grant, 1893. One plate in vol. I split along fold (no loss), head of vol. II scuffed; inner hinges cracked. Very good. Blue cloth folding box with individual chemises . "And in truth if one live any time with the Arab, he will have all his life after a feeling of the desert" (vol. I, p. 450). Handsome copy of one of the great books of exploration, cherished both for its stately and peculiar language as well as its fascinating account of life among the Bedouins. Uncommon in the original cloth

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        The Lea and Dove Edition, Being the 100th Edition of the Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. 1888. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the editor R. B. Marston. In 2 volumes. Cloth backed boards with paper labels lettered in red and black on the spine. With fifty-four photogravures and about 100 woodcuts. Light wear to corner tips, front hinge of volume one is a bit loose, two short tears to spine heads, mild foxing to front endpapers of volume two. A nice set. ; Quarto; Signed by Editor .

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        ENCUADERNACIÓN DE MARIUS MICHEL

      1888 - Materia: Encuadernación artistica de Marius Michel. Publicación: París; A la Libraire de l'Art, 1888. Descripción: Folio Mayor. (35 cm.) xxvii., 289 p. 6 aguafuertes y 143 dibujos de Eugéne Lambert. Encuadernación plena piel firmada por Marius Michel. Edition a 100 exemplaires, sur Japón [nº 81]. Estado de conservación: Muy buen ejemplar. Notas: Marius michel, Henri. Encuadernador francés (1864 ? 1925), con taller en París. Su trabajo como copista en el taller de su padre no le satisfacía y reaccionó contra el pulido, las técnicas tradicionales del marroquín, los papeles de peines, las copias de decoraciones hechas cincuenta años atrás y, en general contra todo aquello que paralizara la evolución de la encuadernación de arte. Marius michel introdujo el lenguaje modernista vegetal en las decoraciones de las encuadernaciones, en la que se reflejaba ese fenómeno de ósmosis con la naturaleza propia del art nouveau. Creó decoraciones basadas en la utilización hábil de una flor ornamental acompañada, en algunas ocasiones, de un emblema discreto Se trata de una flor interpretada para cada libro. Por primera vez, estableció la necesidad de armonía entre la decoración de la encuadernación y el alma del libro así como la obligación de rechazar todo tipo de copia o pastiche. Consagrado en la Exposición Universal de París de 1900, reunió en su taller a los mejores profesionales del momento, entre los que destacaba Georges Cretté. ESS1

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        Papier-Schmetterlinge Aus Japan.Nach Skizzen Des Verfassers Illustrirt Von Paul Bender.

      Leipzig: T.O.Weigel, 1888. - folio. pp. xiii, 266. 22 plates with tissue guards (incl. 2 chromolithographs & 3 etchings). numerous text illus. original cloth-backed colour illus. bds. (joints & spine ends frayed, wear to extremities). First Edition. Based on the author's twelve-year stay in Japan, including sections dealing with Buddhism, theatre, wrestling, opium-smoking, marriage customs, education, &c. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        LE COSTUME HISTORIQUE. CINQ CENTS PALCHES, TROIS CENTS EN COULEURS, OR ET ARGENT [.].

      PARIS, LIBRAIRIE DE FIRMIN-DIDOT ET C.IE - Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa e carta marmorizzata policroma, con punte; ai piatti, filetto impresso in oro ai bordi delle parti in pelle; dorso a cinque nervi rilevati, con autore, titolo e numero di tomo, decorato alle carte caselle con fregi floreali entro riquadro, il tutto in oro. Al I volume: (4) - XXVII - (1 bianca) - 196 - (36) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio, nonché, nel testo, XII tavole litografate a piena pagina in nero e ocra, impresse su sei fogli al recto e al verso, con immagini di capi di vestiario. Al II volume: 173 carte non numerate, compreso occhietto; 88 tavole fuori testo, relative agli antichi Egiziani, all'Antichità classica dalle origini fino alla caduta dell'Impero Romano, nonché alle civiltà di Oceania, Africa, America e Asia. Al III volume: 131 carte non numerate, compreso occhietto; 95 tavole fuori testo, relative al Giappone e ad altre zone dell'Estremo Oriente, all'India, ai paesi musulmani di Asia e Nord Africa, alla Turchia, alla civiltà bizantina e al Medioevo europeo. Al IV volume: 133 carte non numerate, compreso l'occhietto; 99 tavole fuori testo, relative all'Europa fra il Medieovo e la seconda metà del Cinquecento. Al V volume: 132 carte non numerate, compreso l'occhietto; 94 tavole fuori testo, relative all'Europa tra il tardo Cinquecento e la fine del Settecento, con particolare riguardo alla Francia. Al VI volume: 147 carte non numerate; 97 tavole fuori testo, rappresentanti costumi databili fra la fine del Settecento e il primo ottocento, nonché costumi popolari e storici dei Lapponi e di varie popolazioni europee. Testo in lingua francese. L'opera, in edizione originale, venne pubblicata nel 1888, oltre che nel formato in-folio, in quello in-4°. La raccolta è un monumentale e accurato studio sulla moda, l'arredamento, le armi e le arti decorative di tutte le civiltà nel corso della storia; Colas, così definisce l'opera: "C'est le plus important recueil général concernant le costume". La silloge è ricca di ben 500 tavole, di grande interesse iconografico, tratte da reperti archeologici, miniature, dipinti, sculture e altre fonti: fra esse, vi sono immagini 300 litografate a colori, con interventi in oro e argento, altre in nero e in camaïeu. Esemplare in eccellente stato conservativo; al IV tomo, interventi marginali con nastro adesivo a due carte. Cfr. COLAS R., "Bibliographie generale du costume et de la mode", Paris 1933, vol. II, num. 2472; "Lipperheideschen Kostumbibliothek [Katalog der]", Berlin 1965, vol. I, scheda Ad 52.

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        Le costume historique.

      - Cinq cents planches, trois cents en couleur, or et argent, deux cents en camaieu. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1888. In -8, 6 voll. Il primo è di testo, pp. (6)-XLIII-288-(60) con 12 tavole in tinta n.t., gli altri 5 volumi contengono 500 splendide tavole, di cui 300 in litografia a colori (alcune rialzate in oro e argento) e 200 in tinta, che rappresentano i tipi principali di abbigliamento e di ornamenti, accostati a quelli degli interni delle abitazioni, di tutti i tempi e di tutti i paesi, con, inoltre, numerosi dettagli relativi ai mobili, alle armi, agli oggetti di uso quotidiano, ai mezzi di trasporto, ecc. Tagli sup. dorati. Legatura mezza pelle a punte, dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Bell'esemplare, molto ben conservato. Colas, 2741. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les premiers voyages des Néerlandais dans l'Insulinde (1595-1602), suivi de : Les derniers voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle-Guinée, suivi de : Les récents voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle-Guinée, suivi de : La nouvelle-Guinée. IIIe notice. Le fleuve Augusta, suivi de : La Nouvelle-Guinée. IVe notice. Le Golf Huon, suivi de : Note on the Lapps of Finmark, suivi de : Le Prince Roland Bonaparte en Laponie. Épisodes et tableaux par F. Escard.

      Versailles, Imprimerie DE E. Aubert, Paris, Imprimé pour l'Auteur, [1884-1885-1886-1887] et 1888 - Pt in-4° [235 x 190 mm] ; (4)-39 pp.-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine/ (4)-40 pp.-(1)-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine/ (3)-16 pp.-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine/ (3)-VII-16 pp.-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine/ (3)-3 cartes h.-t.-62 pp.-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine/ (2)-de la p. 8 à la p. 11 sans manque [imprimées en anglais]/ XX-60 pp.-4 phototypies h.-t.-4 gravures in-texte-1 carte repliée h.-t. in-fine, demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, filets or, titre or, rel. de l'époque, bel exemplaire. ÉDITIONS ORIGINALES FORT RARES. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. VERY GOOD COPY. RÉUNION DE 7 INTÉRESSANTES ET RARES NOTICES HORS COMMERCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendium der Hochbau-Constructionen. Bände I-III. Gedruckt als Manuskript für die Mitglieder des Verbandes. Band I: Gründungsarten. Aufgehendes Mauerwerk. Bogen- und Gewölbe- einschliesslich Thurmanlagen. Terrassen-, Treppen- und Balkon-Anlagen. Innerer Ausbau einschliesslich Feuerungs-Anlagen. Rüstungen, Hebevorrichtungen, Kellerisolierungen sowie Um- und Reparaturbauten. Band II: Zimmerarbeiten. Tischler- und Schlosserarbeiten. Band III: Constructionen in Eisen. Dachdeckung. Hauptgesimse einschliesslich Abdeckungen, Dachrinnen, Firstgitter etc.

      Wilhelm Greve, Hofbuchdruckerei, Berlin SW, Ritter-Strasse 50. 1887-1888. - FL0408 32 cm x 25 cm. Drei Originalbroschuren, die Umschlagblätter teils lose. Band II ohne den hinteren Umschlag. die vorhanden Umschlagblätter teils eingerissen, teils mit Tintenanmerkungen (Namenszug) des Vorbesitzers auf Deckblatt der Bände I und II sowie mit. Anschmutzungen (Wasserflecken). Rücken mit aufgeklebten Bestandsnummern unten. Je Stempel auf Titelblättern: "Bureau für Architektur-C. Teichen- Reg.-Baumeister. W. Nürnbergerstrasse 66". Im Innenbereich alle Tafeln in gutem Zustand erhalten, einige wenige Anschmutzungen. Bd. I mit den Tafeln 1-29a ; Bd. II mit den Tafeln 1-52 ; Bd. III mit den Tafeln 1-47a. Jede Tafel mit vielen Figuren. Im Innenbereich sauber und ordentlich. Collationiert. 1500

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        Roland Furieux. Poeme eroique traduit par A.J. Du Pays et illustré par Gustave Doré.

      Hachette,, Paris, 1888 - In folio grande, pp. VIII, 658, numerose illustrazioni nel testo e 81 belle tavole f.t. in xilografia, legatura in mezza pelle e piatti in tela, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo in oro. Nuova edizione di questo celebre classico italiano illustrato dal grande Gustave Doré. Lievi bruniture ma nel complesso buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Circular[s]: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Indiana. 1888-1922 [Two Volumes].

      [Commandery of the State of Indiana] 1888-1922, [Indianapolis] - 8vo. Cloth. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, begun in Philadelphia in 1865, was modeled on the Society of the Cincinnati, and formed to protect the republic amid rumors of a plot to destroy the government after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Among its members were Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley. By 1899 it had over 8000 members which included nearly every officer of note. This is a nearly complete collection of 413 of 424 State of Indiana circulars through 1922 (those missing are after 1910), ending with the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. Contains circulars, papers, treasurers' reports, black-bordered "In Memoriam" notices, each with a biography of the deceased, annual meeting notices, some signed and annotated by the Commandery recorders. A few other items such as registers of members, etc, bound in. A wealth of information and a very scarce collection, which would be nearly impossible to assemble today. Spine ends and joints scuffed on one volume, else a very good set with shelf sticker on foot of one spine, most circulars quite fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Player's Chronicle

      iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume XIII (13). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item. 

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        The Chess Monthly

      iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VI (6). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing. With a Chapter on Angling Literature

      Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888. First edition, Number 97 of 105 copies, initialed by the Publisher. Folio. Aquatint title-page partly printed in red after G.Reid by Annan and Swan, aquatint frontispiece after Reid by Annan and Swan, 16 etched plates after and by Stephen Parrish, Mrs. A.L. Merritt, C.A. Platt, H. Sandham, and others on japan paper, 63 etched, engraved, and wood-engraved headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials, vignettes, and other ornaments after and by Merritt, Platt, J. Adam, and others, double-page lithographed map after and by J. Bartholomew on japan paper. Original olive green cloth with salmon and osprey design on upper cover, decorative endpapers. Slightest toning to head of spine, with a trace of rubbing, and some foxing. In full green cloth slipcase with black morocco label and chemise. Heckscher sale (1909) lot 1681 ($180.00); Catalogue de la bibliothèque de pêche de M.G. Albert Petit (1921), no. 1861; Phillips p. 328; Gee, Sportsman's Library p. 100; Sherwin sale (1946) lot 428; Wetzel p. 206; Bruns S-4; Litchfield p. 58; Hampton (2008) p. 245; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 117 . A book of almost legendary beauty, rarity, and importance, recounting the author's adventures at Camp Harmony on the Restigouche River in New Brunswick, and drawing upon his long experience fishing the river. Dean Sage's contributions to angling literature are few in number but profoundly influential: "Ten Days' Sport on Salmon Rivers", published in the Atlantic in 1875, is a classic account. His library catalogue (2 vols.,1896, 1904) remains an important document in the history of angling bibliography and collecting. Sage's section on "The Atlantic Salmon," in Salmon and Trout (1902), is a synthesis of his own first hand knowledge as a fisherman and his assessment of the extensive literature. The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing remains the work for which Sage is best known. One of the pinnacles of nineteenth century fishing book design and production

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        Les Reliures d'Art a la Bibliothà que Nationale.

      Edouard Rouveyre Paris 1888 - First Edition, 4to, 51,[1],xxii,[ii]pp., number 25 of 100 copies printed on "Papier Japon", 80 plates with descriptions printed on the tissues, orig. printed wrapper bound in, full black morocco doublures with single line blind-stamped border, near cont. brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt fillet borders on covers, spine with five raised bands, each compartment with gilt fillet borders and lettered in gilt, corners bumped, extremities slightly rubbed, uncut, t.e.g. Highlights of bindings in the collection of the Bibliothà que Nationale from the 15th century to the 18th century. Provenance: Andrea Bocca (bookplate); Bernard H. Breslauer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nathalie Madore

      Paris - G. Charpentier, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decoration. Abel Hermant (1861-1950) was a celebrated writer and member of the Academie francaise. He was friends with Proust and other luminaries of the period. He wrote poetry, plays, essays and novels. During the Second World War he actively supported the Vichy regime and contributed to the newspaper, Les Nouveaux Temps. In 1945 he was sentenced to life in prison for his war-time collaboration and was removed from the Academie francaise. This volume contains the bookplate of Elizabeth Sherman Cameron (1860-1944), who was a significant member of Washington society in the 1870's, and friends with Edith Wharton. She married Senator James Donald Cameron in 1878 but later became estranged from her husband and moved to Europe with their daughter, Martha. She was thought to have had a long-term affair with Henry Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some minor wear to the extremities includingfading and rubbing to the boards. Internally the pages are generallyreasonably cleanwith a few brown spots throughout and theodd handling mark. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        Le Costume Historique (6 volumes)

      Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris 1888 - Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. This is the much less common folio version of this work, with each of 6 volumes measuring 16.5 by 12.5 inches, or 42 by 32 cm. With 500 plates, 300 using color chromolithography. This copy is about as as good as it gets. Modern half morocco over green boards is pristine. Five thick raised bands on each spine, with gilt lettered labels. Traditional Victorian endpapers. All bindings are tight. Interiors are about as clean as can be, notwithstanding the most occasional and lightest of speck. This is one of the most elaborate and detailed costume books ever produced, if not the single most ambitious such work. It is still an invaluable reference, but it functions fabulously well simply as visual entertainment, and the plates contained herein have found their ways to many a print shop where they have been framed and later hung on walls as decoration. As not uncommon among costume books, Racinet also serves up a healthy helping of accessories and interiors throughout the ages. Like Racinet's other masterpiece, "L'Ornement Polychrome", the chromolithography of this work is exceptionally brilliant. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pianoforte Arrangements

      London - Pitt & Hatzfeld, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful collection of music from the Victorian eraFull leather binding with gilt tooled borders, gilt lettering and gilt bands to spine. Lovely, large leather bound collection of sheet music featuring many populartunes of the late Victorianera from all over Europe. Each piece of music has a title page, manyillustrated in full colour, which are beautiful in themselves. Marbled front endpapers and marbling to the edges. Contains around 100 pieces of musicCondition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There issome minorwear to the extremities including some rubbing to the boards and scuffing to the spine. Internally the book is clean and bright apart from some spotting to the front and rear few pages and some mild isolated spotsin the main body. There are handling marks as one would expect. There are a couple of small ink stamps throughout. Overall the book is in very good condition..

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        NORTH AGAINST SOUTH

      1888 - A Tale of the American Civil War. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. Original blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First British Edition of this adventure tale taking place during the American Civil War. This is the tale of the antagonism between Burbank (an anti-slavery Northerner now living near Jacksonville, Florida) and Texar (a pro-slavery Southerner); Texar winds up kidnapping Burbank's daughter and hiding her in the Everglades, and Burbank heads off in search of his daughter -- all as the Civil War rages around them.~NORD CONTRE SUD came out in France in 1887, and by the end of the summer of that year the American pirate publisher George Munro came out with TEXAR'S VENGEANCE in his wrappered Seaside Library. In November 1887, Rand McNally published a hardbound American edition (a different translation) titled TEXAR'S REVENGE. Then this British edition, hardbound and illustrated and the same translation as Rand McNally's, came out in December 1887 (though dated 1888). These were soon followed by Worthington's (New York) 1888 edition of TEXAR'S REVENGE. The book did not get good reviews in America: the New York Daily Tribune wrote,~[In Jules Verne's] story of "Texar". a very thin streak of narrative is padded to almost unwieldy proportions by a quantity of remarkably inaccurate information about the rebellion. If anyone thought the game worth the candle it would be easy to point out the various comical inaccuracies in the historical part of the story. [quoted in T&M]~This copy is in the deluxe binding style, with all edges gilt; its condition is very good -- spine a bit sunned as always, volume slightly askew. This is a Verne title that we seldom see. Taves & Michaluk V033. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        North Against South

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London 1888 - Good copy withh corner bumped and spine faded. Still very attractive with a pictorial cover and spine. Green cloth with gilt lettering and picture in black and red, All edges gilt and all illustrations present.A Novel of the American Civil War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE FLIGHT TO FRANCE

      1888 - Or The Memoirs of a Dragoon. A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. One preliminary page undated ads (with this title the last added). Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black. First British Edition, also the first hardbound and first illustrated edition in English, published the year after the French edition titled LE CHEMIN DE FRANCE. This tale takes place during the 1792 defense of France under General Dumouriez against the invading Prussians -- culminating in the "cannonade of Valmy." This was one of Verne's most anti-German tales (along with THE BEGUM'S FORTUNE); to quote from a contemporary British review (cited by T&M),~This is a dangerous theme for a French writer, especially now, when the national feeling runs so high against all that is German. The writer delights to seek in the past a literary revenge for recent disasters, as it seems not to be likely to come in the immediate future. It somewhat mars our enjoyment to hear, so to speak, throughout the gnashing of teeth whenever anything German is mentioned. ~The actual first edition of this title in English was published in wrappers in Toronto, by October 1888; this Sampson Low edition was next, published the following month. In the same month, a wrappered American edition was published by Frank Lovell.~This copy is in the secondary binding of green cloth decorated entirely in black (and thus lacks one of the best features of the primary binding, the gilt "streaks of rain" across the front cover scene). Condition is fine except for a cracked front endpaper. Taves & Michaluk V032; Myers 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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 - 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. Very 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. 1 Kg. 222 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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