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        Group of 15 early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson, together with 4 works about Robert Louis Stevenson (19 books in total)]

      Various 1888-1921, London - Condition good to very good. A few volumes with inner hinges split at the gutters. "Island Nights' Entertainments", which is lacking the leaf with the list of the author's works preceeding the half-title page, otherwise all volumes complete with all plates and endpapers present. Three of the titles by Stevenson are first editions: "Catriona" (1893); "Island Nights' Entertainments" (1893); and "Memories" (1912). The remainder of the titles are early reprint editions. "A Lowden Sabbath Morn" has a signed inscription from the illustrator, A. S. Boyd. Provenance: From the collection of New Zealand book collector, journalist, and author Pat Lawlor (1893-1979). 8 of the titles have one of Lawlor's ex-libris bookplates, in 3 different styles. Lawlor wrote about his Stevenson collection in his book "Books and Bookmen" (1954), pages 20-21: "Until recently he was with me entire in the Tusitala Edition which edition never appealed to me. I sold them and am now rebuilding my Stevensonia in the best manner - first and special editions. In such quests I am fortunate. Soon I had illustrated editions, with those appealing maps of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Island Nights' Entertainments [. . .] The special edition of the poems published by the Florence Press in 1913 is in its binding a perfect combination of white and gold. George Saintsbury and his father before hime were not so fastidious in their choice of wines as I am in the format of my bookish favourites. I now have my favourite Jekyll and Hyde in three editions including [. . .] a 'near first' published by Longman's in their quaint school-book style - the sailing ship monogram in the left hand corner [. . .] The uniform or even definitive editions become monotonous after a while. We may not change our favourite wines but we may our 'midnight darlings'. After all we are only putting them in more appealing dresses." The 19 titles are: (1) "Catriona". London: Cassell and Company, 1893. (2) "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes". London: Seeley & Co., 1902. (3) "Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu from Robert Louis Stevenson". London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. (4) "Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu from Robert Louis Stevenson". Notre Dame, Indiana: The Ave Maria Press, (1911). (5) "Island Nights' Entertainments". London: Cassell & Company, 1893. (6) "Kidnapped". London: Cassell & Company, 1888. (7) "A Lowden Sabbath Morn". London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. (8) "The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale". London: Cassell & Company, 1891. (9) "R. L. Stevenson Memories". London: T. N. Foulis, (1912). (10) "Moral Emblems". London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. (11) "Poems". London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. An edition of 500 copies, printed at the Florence Press on handmade paper. Full vellum binding. Page dimensions: 205 x 150mm. (12) "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. (13) "Underwoods". London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. (14) "Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers". London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. (15) "The Wrong Box" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. (16) "Portrait of a Rebel: The Life and Work of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Richard Aldington. London: Evans Brothers, 1957. (17) "Robert Louis Stevenson" by L. Cope Cornford. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1890. Second edition. (18) "R. L. S. and his Sine Qua Non: Flashlights from Skerryvore" by the Gamekeeper. London: John Murray, 1926. (19) "Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson: A Record of Friendship and Criticism". Edited by Janet Adam Smith. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. ; 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Sporting Novels].

      Bradbury Agnew [1888 editions], London - Six volumes. Illustrated, including 87 hand-colored plates by John Leech, as well as colored vignettes on the title pages. Bound by Bayntun in quarter red crushed morocco with red cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and sporting ornaments in each panel surrounded by double rules and circles in the corners Some rubbing and cracked joints, else sound and attractive [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frankenstein (Routledge's Pocket Library)

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. xv, 317, (1) p. With author's preface. Publisher's marbled boards, green cloth spine with black gilt-lettered title label on it. Near Fine condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Chipping to marbled paper at back and light shelf wear, else fine. A very handsome copy of an early pocket edition, 5 1/2" tall and 4" wide.

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        Die Theorie und Praxis des Orgelbaues. Völlig umgearbeitete Auflage des Lehrbuches der Orgelbaukunst. Für den Gebrauch des Orgelbauers, Orgelrevisors, Organisten und Architekten herausgegeben von Max Allihn. Mit Atlas von 65 Tafeln.

      Voigt,, Weimar, 1888 - 2 Bde. Weimar, Voigt, 1888. XXII + 953 + 1 S., 4 S. + 65 Tafeln. OLwd. 2. Aufl. Mit allen Tafeln. - Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, 208. Bd. - Atlasbd. etw. gewölbt sowie Titelbl. fehlt, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Beiliegender Zeitungsartikel zur Orgel in St. Peter, Salzburg. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Their Majestie's Servants

      1888. English TheaterDORAN, [John]. “Their Majesties’ Servants.” Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean. By Dr. Doran, F.S.A. Edited and revised by Robert W. Lowe. With fifty copperplate portraits and eighty wood engravings. In three volumes. London: John C. Nimmo, 1888.Limited to 300 numbered copies (this being #222) printed on fine deckle-edge Royal 8vo paper. Three large octavo volumes (9 7/8 x 6 5/16 inches; 251 x 161 mm.). Engraved frontispieces and plates and wood-engraved text illustrations, including fifty portraits in duplicate, one on Japanese and the other on plate paper, as India proofs. Descriptive tissue guards. Wood-engraved tail-piece vignettes.Bound ca. 1970 by [Sangorski & Sutcliffe] for Aspey in three-quarter green crushed levant morocco over green cloth boards, ruled in gilt. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set."Readers are indebted to Dr. DORAN in these pleasant volumes, for the first history of the English acted Drama, fitted for ordinary perusal by its moderate length and the amusing nature of its contents. It is sure to become a popular book, as long as the great names of the golden age of the Theatre retain their attraction… The actors -- those "diverting vagabonds" -- (as Dr. JOHNSON somewhere called them,) stand indeed a better chance to be remembered than most of their graver cotemporaries. There are many among them whose talents might adorn, and their virtues reflect credit on any sphere of action. GARRICK. KEMBLE, SIDDONS, CHARLES KEAN, BETTERTON, and others, are names that would ennoble any profession, and if many of equal ability with those mentioned failed to rival their virtues, the very delinquencies that their names recall, but add to the never failing interest with which we read of PEG WOFFINGTON, KITTY CLIVE, SAMUEL FOOTE, EDMUND KEAN, COLLEY CIBBER, and a whole host of names classic on the boards of Old Drury. Under ???riple heading of "Actors, Authors and Audiences," Dr. DORAN leaves no corner of theatrical history unvisited that could add to the completeness of his picture of the drama in England. This is traced from its origin, when the players were merely an appendage to regal state, acting by virtue of a royal patent, under the regulation and supervision of an officer of the King's household, the Lord Chamberlain, to the year 1843, when "their Majesties servants" became a formality only, and free trade in the drama was established. Dr. DORAN'S style is objectionable as being too obtrusively vivacious; he is nothing if not piquant, and can scarcely repeat the witticism of another without barbina the arrow and sharpening the point." (New York Times, November 9th, 1864).English Theatrical Literature, 857.

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        Nye and Riley's Railway Guide [Signed -- Copy of A. Edward Newton and of Walter Chrysler]

      New York: The Dearborn Publishing Company, 1888. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Near Fine (perhaps Fine for this title) copy of the first edition, first printing, housed in a custom slipcase, SIGNED BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY on the front free endpaper, TOGETHER WITH a Hotel Card for Bedford Hotel in Bedford, PA SIGNED BY BILL NYE AND BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY and dated Dec. 8, 1889 by Bill Nye and certainly from one of their joint tours, TOGETHER WITH a Program for their joint lecture appearance at Central Music Hall, Chicago (undated but presumably issued in 1889 based on press reviews included in the Program -- Nye and Riley made two tours together, one in 1888 and one in 1889, and their performances routinely sold out leaving hundreds turned away at their stops --) showing advertisements, Program information, and a brief Autobiography of each man , TOGETHER WITH a Photograph card showing both men (measuring approximately 4 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches), TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL RAILROAD TICKETS, ADDITIONAL HOTEL CARDS, TRAIN TICKETS, AND A FERRY SCHEDULE. The book has been inscribed by Riley with the last stanza of his Poem "Never Talk Back" to WALLACE H. CARTHART on the second front free endpaper as follows: “For Wallace H. Cathcart, Esq. / [a series of dots]/ Never talk back, and wake up the whole Community, / And call a man a liar, over law, er politics, – / You can lift and land him furder and with gracefuller impunity / With one good Jolt of silence than a half a dozen Kicks! // Yours truly, // James Whitcomb Riley // Oct. 27// 1898”. Containing a collection of humorous anecdotes and poems intended to parody popular tourist literature of the time, the book beings: "What this country needs, aside from a new Indian policy and a style of poison for children which will be liable to kill rats if they eat it by accident, is a Railway Guide which will be just as good two years ago as it was next spring — a Railway Guide if you please, which shall not be cursed by a plethora of facts, or poisoned with information — a Railway Guide that shall be rich with doubts and lighted up with miserable apprehensions. In other Railway Guides, pleasing fancy, poesy and literary beauty, have been throttled at the very threshold of success, by a wild incontinence of facts, figures, asterisks and references to meal stations. For this reason a guide has been built at our own shops and on a new plan. It is the literary piece de resistance of the age in which we live. It will not permit information to creep in and mar the reader's enjoyment of the scenery. It contains no railroad map which is grossly inaccurate. It has no time-table in it which has outlived its uselessness. It does not prohibit passengers from riding on the platform while the cars are in motion. It permits everyone to do just as he pleases and rather encourages him in taking that course." This copy has an EXCELLENT PROVENANCE HAVING BEEN THE COPY OF A. EDWARD NEWTON AS WELL THAT OF WALTER CHRYSLER and carries the bookplate of each man on the front free endpaper. On the left front pastedown Dewitt H. Miller has inscribed this book as to his friend W. H. Cathcart, with such inscription being placed and dated New York City, 28 May 1898. A Near Fine to Fine copy of a book usually seen worn and soiled, WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE AND SIGNED BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY, TOGETHER WITH A HOTEL CARD SIGNED BY RILEY AND BY BILL NYE, AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Poesias 1884-1887. (Panoplias - Via-lactea - Sarças de fogo).

      São Paulo, Teixeira & Irmão (colophon: Porto: Typographia da Empreza Litteraria e Typographica), 1888. - 226, iv pp., (1 l. colophon). 8°, recent burgundy half morocco over machine-marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, author, title, and date of publication in gilt in second and fourth compartments and at foot, respectively, matching machine-marbled endleaves, original printed wrappers bound in (mild spotting, front wrapper repaired at inner edge). Small repair and erasure on half title. Crease on leaves 2/4 and 7/4, without loss of text in either case. Overall in good to very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of Olavo Bilac's first published book: Veríssimo describes it as "talvez o mais acabado exemplar do nosso parnasianismo, tanto pelas qualidades formais como de inspiração" (@História da literature brasileira [1969], p. 243). Bilac, Raimundo Correia, Alberto de Oliveira, and Vicente de Carvalho were the four major poets of the Brazilian Parnassian school, which reacted against the excesses of Romanticism beginning in the 1870s. Of these four, the critics preferred Correia, but the public favored Bilac, and he was often referred to as the "Prince of Brazilian poets." In the years immediately following his death, before Modernism took hold, Bilac was the most widely read and imitated Brazilian poet, and even the Modernists?reacting in their turn against precisely the sort of things Bilac stood for?could not condemn his work completely. Jong wrote that "His impeccable poems are fluent, brilliant and full of passion.? But in spite of his meticulous workmanship, his poems always remain natural, simple and correct" (@400 Years, p. 398).Bilac (1865-1918), a native of Rio de Janeiro, began but did not complete courses in medicine and law; instead he decided to devote himself to literature, and from his home in Rio de Janeiro began contributing extensively to periodicals. His first poems appeared in the @Gazeta acadêmica in 1883. Major works following the appearance of @Poesias in 1888 include @Crônicas e novelas (1894), @Sagres (1898), an expanded edition of @Poesias (1902), and @Tarde, published posthumously in 1919. In the last years of his life Bilac lectured throughout Brazil on national defense, specifically advocating compulsory military service. He was a charter member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras.---- Carpeaux, @Pequena bibliografia crítica da literatura brasileira p. 172. Ford, Whittem and Raphael, @Tentative Bibliography of Brazilian Belles-Lettres p. 29: calling for 250 pp., apparently in error (our copy ends on p. 226 with "FIM", followed by a table of contents whose last entry is the poem ending on p. 226). Menezes, @Dicionário literário brasileiro pp. 112-3. Bandeira, @Brief History of Brazilian Literature pp. 109, 111. Veríssimo, @História da literatura brasileira (1969) pp. 243-6. Putnam, @Marvelous Journey pp. 166-73. Goldberg, @Brazilian Literature pp. 113-16, 188-209. Jong, @Four Hundred Years of Brazilian Literature pp. 398-407. Werneck Sodré, @História da literatura brasileira pp. 437, 457 and throughout. Amoroso Lima, @Olavo Bilac, Poesia (Nossos Clássicos 2). NUC: CU. OCLC: 1345401. Hollis cites a copy in the Houghton Library. No edition located in Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nonsense Books

      Roberts Brothers, 1888-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Signed two-page letter from the humorist attached to the first collected edition of his works. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. Letter addressed from his address at 94to. V. Condotti [Rome], expressing his desire to meet the addressee and a Mrs. Perkins and show them his sketches, signed Edward Lear, attached to front end paper. Single sheet folded in quarters, then refolded in two. Later golden cloth binding with gilt lettering. Original cloth from front cover tipped-in at rear. Fair condition. Previous owner's name at front, a number of illustrations colored-in (probably by a child). A few pages torn, creased or lightly wrinkled. Hinge at front splitting. Letter in nice shape with creasing, small stain. Quite rare thus.

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        HISTORY OF DELAWARE. 1609-1888.|THE

      L.J. Richards & Co, Philadelphia 1888 - thick small 4to. 20th century half red leather, five raised bands, spine gilt, top edges gilt. (iv),v,610,xxxiii; viii,611-1358 pages. 2 volumes. First edition (Howes S-143). One of the most important of the histories of Delaware. Filled with illustrations. Beautifully preserved set of this important work. With the bookbinder's ticket of R.T. Stuart, Wilmington, DEL. on front pastedown. 20th century half red leather, five raised bands, spine gilt, top edges gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UN BOTICARIO Y VARIOS FARMACEUTICOS PERFILES Y SEMBLANZAS PROFESIONALES O SILUETAS Y BOCETOS DEL NATURAL DE DISTINGUIDOS FARMACEUTICOS CONTEMPORANEOS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1888. XIII+782Pag+2h. 26X18. Holandesa. Magnifica Obra de biografias de los mas famosos farmaceuticos. Raro. Ref 7.3 Biblioteca A.

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        "Das letzte Aufgebot" originale Radierung ca.41x55,5cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Karton (56x70cm) von A.Wagenmann nach Defregger; in der Platte signiert und datiert "1874" unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch bezeichnet und betitelt;

      . Franz Felsing München 1888 [Kräftiger, frischer Abzug; Karton etwas gebräunt; kleiner Sammlungsstempel in Lila unter dem Titel.] "Da kommen sie schon angefahren im Sturmschritt, die alten Racker und Lotter mit den krummen Rücken, Knien und Ellebögen, mit den weißen Haarstränen und den Stoppelbärten, auf den Achseln die Spieße und Sensen und Morgensterne und Stallgabeln und Hacken, gezähnte Messer auch und rostige Lanzen und Flinten. Alle in mausgrauen, abgenützten Lederhosen, alten Joppen und breiten Filzhüten. Voran marschiert der stolze Bauer, das Brennscheit umgekehrt auf der Schulter tragend und unterwegs die Weisung schnaufend - wohin und wie anpacken, zu seiner rechten trabt der Zimmermann mit einem eisenzähnigen, stahlbespitzten Schlagbrügel, der vor Zeiten schon auf die Türkenschädel niedergesaust sein soll. Ihm daneben der Richter von Villanders, dem das Recht in diesen Tagen zum Messer geworden ist. Links vom Bauer der weißbärtige Feldkaplan Gruber, in seinem mächtigen Joppensack nicht die geringste der Waffen, schleppend einen wuchtigen Brotlaib und einen Rosenkranz. Und hinter alle anderen, Wäldler und Bergler, Hirten und Holzerer, Handwerker, Knechte und Bauern, Zündler und Bergknappen. Sogar der alte Vogelhändler aus Kollman und ein Herrgöttler aus Barbian reihen sich in den Villanderer Sturmhaufen ein; jetzt brauchen die Leute keine Kanarienvögel, jetzt pfeifen die Kugeln, und keine Christusle, jetzt bluten die Tiroler. Zuschlagen heist's jetzt. Im finsteren Ernst schreiten sie fürbaß, ihren Söhnen und Enkeln nach, die zweimal schon das Tiroler Land befreit haben, das dritte Mal aber der Übermacht und List der Feinde zu unterliegen drohen." [Schützenkompanie Anton von Gasteiger Villanders].

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        Klinger, Max. - Vom Tode I (Opus XI). - Blatt X. - "Der Tod als Heiland".

      . Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta, 1888/1889. Von Max Klinger. 22,7 x 30,1 cm (Darstellung) / 25 x 31,8 cm (Platte) / 54,5 x 38,5 cm (Blatt). Singer 180 X (von X). Außerhalb der Darstellung in der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur und Bezeichnung: "MAX KLINGER RAD. OP. 11 I. TH. N° 10.". Mittig Stern sowie rechts Druckeradresse. - Papier minimal gebräunt. Blattrand marginal angeschmutzt. Sehr schön erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben?. Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn..

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        Bosque County

      1888. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT 43 ¼" x 33 ¾" Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by Anglo-Saxon common law. The government retained ownership of the streambed and water flowing through it. Most importantly for Texas, Spanish law held that the go. Book.

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        Mitchell County. Texas

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1888. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Paper size: 22" x 17" Lithograph Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by Anglo-Saxon common law. The government retained ownership of the streambed and water flowing through it. Most importantly for Texas, Spanish law held t. Book.

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        Surrey At The Wicket: A Complete Record Of All The Matches Played By The County Eleven Since The Formation Of The Club .

      Madrid: privately, by the Author 1888 - A statistical survey of Surrey cricket between 1844 and 1887, described by Gaston as "a splended compilation . and most valuable". The author was a Spanish nobleman who bore the title Marquis de Santa Susana. He was a keen follower of Surrey cricket and privately produced both this volume and another one in Madrid. 8vo. [iii] + 160pp. Original red cloth, title in black lettering to the front cover & spine, both sl soiled with some minor wear to head & tail of spine. Contents clean, title-page browned, pages edges coloured red. Ex-lib Woodhouse (bookplate). A good copy of a scarce volume. 

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        The Book of the Grayling: being a Description of the Fish, and of the Art of Angling for him, as practised chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England. With three Illustrations in Chromo-Lithography. From Original Drawings by the Author

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, 1888 - Large paper issue of the first edition. 4to (11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches; 310 x 255 mm). Chromolithograph frontispiece and 2 other Chromos , 64, [2, ads] pp. Original crimson cloth gilt over beveled boards, with a quote from Izaak Walton in gilt on the upper cover. Small rubbing at corners, almost fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lovely framed Benjamin Harrison and Levy Morton silk campaign flag bandana

      Silk campaign flag bandana, 1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levy Morton, 19.5\" x 19.5\", matted and framed in a beautiful display. The colors are bright, the borders are full and untrimmed. An excellent example. On the bandana are three of the main campaign issues in the 1888 election: Pensions for soldiers, which were passed by Harrison, Protection vs. free trade, which was passed as the McKinley Tariff Act in 1890, along with the Sherman Anti-Trust Act that same year, and Aid for free schools, which did not fare so well. Six states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming, were admitted to the Union while Harrison was in office, the first states admitted in more than a decade.

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        Tom Brown's School Days

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1888. By an Old Boy. Octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary scarlet full morocco, spine in compartments with gilt rules and titles direct, double gilt rule bordering sides, gilt roll to board edges, elaborately gilt-rolled turn ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece, vignette title page, several vignette illustrations in the text and seven illustrated plates. Spine somewhat darkened, very slight rubbing to the extremities, mild spotting to some leaves and occasionally at the plates; a lovely sound copy in very good condition. A very handsomely bound copy of Tom Brown's School Days (first published in 1857), inscribed by the author on the half title, "John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby, with all good wishes from the author & his wife. Nov. 1888". The recipient was John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby (1861-1920), 2nd baronet Thursby of Ormerod House and Holmhurst, whose life followed the same traditional trajectory of public school, Oxbridge and the Bar as Thomas Hughes's had, and (excepting the third stage) Tom Brown's own. Thursby, for his part, went to Eton, Trinity Cambridge (where he gained a first class degree in political economy), and the Bar, in which practice he could easily have met Hughes. He was a talented chess player, representing Cambridge against Oxford, elected adjudicator by the British Chess Association in 1885, later president of the British Chess Federation, and president of the National Chess Congress in 1904.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ROBERT ELSMERE. In Three Volumes (Fine Original Condition)

      Smith, Elder, 1888. Ward, Mrs. Humphry. ROBERT ELSMERE. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, 1888. First Edition. A NEAR FINE set in original publisher's dark blue-green fine-diaper cloth, only the slightest wear to the extremities, simply superb for this title. ROBERT ELSMERE, now mostly familiar only to the Victorian Fiction specialist, was one of the single most important novels about religious faith and doubt published in the late Victorian era. It presented an uncanny and minute psychological analysis of its central character, creating a vision of Christianity based on social concern and not pure theology. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) is sometimes chided by those with rear view mirrors for being part of an anti-suffrage movement in her later years but writers of the times such as Thomas Hardy recognized her subversive pro-woman subtext and she was much admired. Her charitable work was equally celebrated; she is not a writer to be forgotten. To quote John Carter in his landmark 1947 exhibition catalogue: "It is hard nowadays to realize how deeply Mrs. Ward's novel stirred the thoughtful public of the day." We've never seen a nicer copy of this important High Spot, one of the triumphant achievements of Victorian Women's Fiction and, in terms of faith questioned, one of the most important novels of the times. Wolff 7024. Sadleir 3293. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Frescos de Goya en la iglesia de San Antonio de la Florida, grabados al aguafuerte por D. José M. Galván y Candela [1ª edición]

      Manuel Tello, Madrid, 1888 - Gran folio (47 cm), 12 p + 16 planchas, tela editorial algo rozada y oscurecida, pequeña rasgadura en lomo. Papel tostado en la parte del texto, pero blanco en planchas; leve huella de humedad en margen derecho de planchas, sin afectar. 16 magníficas planchas calcográficas a toda página con papel protector. DEDICATORIA MANUSCRITA DE JUAN DE DIOS DE LA RADA A D. PEDRO DE MADRAZO

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        Le Costume Historique (6 volumes)

      Paris: Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1888. 1st Edition. Half Morocco . Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Das Buch der Erdbeeren. Praktische Anleitung zu ihrer Kultur im freien Lande wie auch zum Treiben in Kästen und Häusern nebst Beschreibung der Arten und Varietäten.

      Berlin, Parey, 1888. 268 S., 2. neubearb. Aufl., 8vo, OLn, Deckel gering bestoßen und leicht fleckig, sonst aber noch guter Zustand, 1 Porträt und 97 Textabb., 2 Bleistift-Notizen im Text, Deckelillustr.; 2. neubearb. Aufl..

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        COFFEE: ITS CULTURE AND COMMERCE IN ALL COUNTRIES

      London:: E. & F. N. Spon,, 1888. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing in burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Ads on paste-downs and endpapers. Mild scuffs covers, cover edge wear, small label rear paste-down. 8vo. x, 264 pp. Rare.

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        HILLINGDON HALL: A Tale of Country Life (Fine Copy in Orignal Publisher's Cloth with 12 Beautifully Hand-Colored Plates)

      London: John Nimmo, 1888. [SURTEES, Robert]. HILLINGDON HALL; or, The Cockney Squire, a Tale of Country Life. Illustrated with 12 hand-colored plates by Wildrake--Heath-Jellicoe. London: John Nimmo, 1888. First Illustrated edition in original publishers deep red cloth, gilt, uncut. Tall 8vo. Carter's binding variant A. A FINE, bright, clean copy with many finely hand-colored plates. Spine panel with perhaps a 10% fade, almost inevitable with this color cloth, a tiny bit of foxing to the prelims but a splendid example, virtually unworn and with great eye appeal. Previous owner's barely visible stamp to front paste-down. Wildly popular tale of Victorian hunting, horsemanship, and the English Open Air.. First Illustrated Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Wildrake--Heath-Jellicoe.

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        MY ADVENTURE IN THE FLYING SCOTSMAN: AROMANCE OF LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY SHARES

      London: James Hogg andSons, 1888., 1888. First edition. Rainbow-colored, cloth front cover and tan rear cover, 63 pp. Front cover moderately rubbed, else a very good copy of a rare book. This book was considered to be rare in 1951, when Queen's Quorum was originally published. Queen's Quorum 13 says "In 1888, Eden Phillpotts's first book marked the beginning of one of the most prolific writing careers of our time. .... .... cornerstone honor should be accorded to Mr. Phillpott's maiden mystery, the thin, fragile book with the 'rainbow' stamping which is seldom found even in the so-called complete collections of Eden Phillpott's work. Modern readers will undoubtedly agree that MY ADVENTURES IN THE FLYING SCOTSMAN is an old fashioned tale of theft and attempted murder, relying a bit too strongly on the long arm of coincidence, but peopled with richly Victorian characters caught in the fell clutch of melodramatic circumstance." Housed in a clamshell case with the book's front cover design on the front panel.

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        RANCH LIFE AND THE HUNTING-TRAIL

      The Century Co., [1888]., 1888. First edition. Large quarto. Original elaborate gilt pictorial cloth stamped in green and gold on the front cover (first state), [i-x], 186 pp., [p.187- vignette], frontispiece, illustrated by Frederic Remington, all edges gilt. This is Roosevelt's first book on his life as both a rancher and hunter in the West, and his first collaboration in book form with Frederic Remington, Roosevelt's friend. A splendid account of ranching and ranch life in the Dakotas in the 1880s, and an early Remington illustrated book. Six Score 93 says, " Roosevelt describes western ranching generally and his own experiences in the Dakota Badlands in particular. A New Yorker drawn by the cattle boom, Roosevelt developed a love of the West he never lost. He was prominent in the Little Missouri Stockman's Association, and was apparently respected as a cowman despite his origins. The illustrations by Remington are excellent." Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, else a near fine, bright, clean copy in the original dust jacket which is worn with chips at the spine ends and corners and several tears, yet still in serviceable condition. An uncommonly scarce Remington item, especially in the first state of the binding.

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        Old Stories In New Attire; Costume Pictures

      Boston: L. Prang & Co.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. [1888]. Original Wraps. Very Good+ or better illustrated wraps, some isolated smudges in the scarce dust-jacket, faint damp spots to printed dust-jacket; Contains, beautifully illustrated costume presentations with poems from Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Little Bo-Peep, Tom, the Piper's Son, Little Jack-Horner, Little Boy Blue, Old Mother Hubbard, and Little Miss Muffet .

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