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

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

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        Higiene de la vista en las escuelas. (Obra laureada por la Sociedad Española de Higiene en el Concurso Público de 1887)

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

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

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

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        Le Costume Historique. Types Principaux du Vêtement et de la Parure rapprochés de ceux de l'Interieur de l'Habitation dans tous les Temps et chez tous les Peuples, avec de nombreux details sur le Mobilier, les Armes, les Objets Usuels, les Moyens de Trans

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

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        The Unknown Horn of Africa:

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

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        Durch Central-Asien. Die Kirgisensteppe, Russisch-Turkestan, Bochara, Chiwa, Das Turkmenenland und Persien. Reiseschilderungen.

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

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

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

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

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

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        South Africa. Illustrated by a Series of One Hundred and Four Permanent Photographs.

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

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        Wessex Tales: Strange, Lively and Commonplace

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

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

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

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

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      1888 - HERTZ, H[einrich]. UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT. (Berlin: Gedruckt in der Reichsdruckerei, 1888.) Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1888, No. 50, pp. 1297 - 1307. The text of a lecture on electric waves delivered 13 December 1888, it relates qualitative experiments undertaken by Hertz, at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, on the analogy between electric and light waves. Passing electric waves through huge prisms of hard pitch, he showed that they refract exactly as light waves do. He polarized electric waves by directing them through a grating of parallel wires, and he diffracted them by interrupting them with a screen with a hole in it. He reflected them from the walls of the room, obtaining interference between the original and the reflected waves. He focused them with huge concave mirrors, casting electric shadows with conducting obstacles. This is the first print appearance, preceding its appearance in Annalen der Physik (36, p. 769) because, at this point in his career, Hertz was sending his papers to Hermann von Helmholtz to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them to Annalen der Physik. It was later collected with Hertz's other experimental and theoretical works on electricity in Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (Leipzig, 1892), which expanded and clarified the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by the British Physicist James Maxwell in 1884. Hertz's experiments with electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. (D.S.B.) 11 pp. Octavo, orange paper wrappers, with title information printed to front. Ink ownership stamp of physicist and noted socialist Leo Arons ("Dr. LEO ARONS | Strassburg i. E."), whose scientific work was primarily focused on the empirical research of electrical phenomena that governed Maxwell's theory. Pamphlet is creased vertically. Covers are nicked along edges and show general light dust-soiling. Front cover is detached and has a couple of light pencil markings. Hertz offprints are rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Galerie Nationale. Les Suisses célèbres des temps modernes.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Am Bayerischen Platz Matthia]
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        An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches in and around the Caribbean Sea

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

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

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

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        The Phantom Future.

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

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        Le Nu au Salon de 1888

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La cousine Bette

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

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        Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street

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

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        The Child of the Cavern or Strange Doings Underground

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

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

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        La veillée.

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

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      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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      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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        Le costume historique, tomes I, IV, V et VI

      Firmin-Didot et Cie 1888 - Quatre volumes, in-8 carré (19,5 x 22,5 cm), le premier volume est broché mais les trois autres sont en feuillets, sous chemises cartonées au dos toilé, imprimées sur les plats et fermées par un ruban, il manque les volumes 2 et 3 de ce recueil de 500 planches chromolithographiées , dont 300 en couleurs et 200 en camaïeu, avec notices explicatives, publié sous la direction de M. A. Racinet et présentant les types principaux du vêtement et de la parure. Tome I : XLIII & 288 pages non coupées, comprenant une introduction générale, des tables, un glossaire et XII tableaux au trait représentant des coupes et patrons avec leurs notices explicatives, auxquelq s'ajoutent 38 pages paginées par lettres d'avis au relieur accompagné d'un tableau de concordance des planches et des noticesdans les volumes suivants, non paginés. Tome IV : planches et notices 201 à 300, ici sans les planches 235, 290, 292, 293, 295. Tome V : planches et notices 301 à 400, ici sans les planches 322, 371, 372, 389, 390, 391-392, 398 et 399. Tome VI : planches 401 à 500, complet ; une étiquette de la Librairie de l'Architecte et des arts industriels Eugène Bigot a été collée sur chaque volume, couverture et chemises salies et légèrement brunis, bords, coiffes et coins usés, pliures d'usage au dos du premier tome et petites déchirures aux bords de sa couverture, intérieurs frais, état général relativement bon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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