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        Their Majestie's Servants

      London: John C. Nimmo, 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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        PORTLAND OREGON, The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest.

      Published by the Oregon Immigration Board. Printed by "The West Shore." [1888], Portland Oregon: - Illustrated. Cut to p. 2. 6 pages with 2 duo-tone images per [full] page. Fold-out color-lithographed panoramic view of Portland, by C. L. Smith. Promotional brochure issued to lure settlers to the "third richest city in the world in proportion of the wealth to per capita of population," with the city, established in 1851, having ~50,000 residents at the time of issuance. General wear & soiling to wrappers. 'Ticket Agt' stamp to top margin of front wrapper & in field of upper image on rear wrapper. A VG copy of a rare PNW item. Original printed paper wrappers, sewn. Lithographed images to each, with rear wrapper depicting images of the Post Office & Kamm's Building. Piece now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st printing (Soliday I, 1059). Not in Smith, PNW Americana. OCLC shows 9 institutional holdings. Unpaginated, though 24 pp (including wrappers). Text dual column. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Décadence Latine, Éthopée, quatrième roman : À Coeur Perdu

      Édinger G. 1888 - TIRAGE AVANT LA LETTRE D'UNE GRAVURE DE FÉLICIEN ROPS. In-12 (12 x 19 cm), broché, couverture rempliée illustrée couleurs, 435 pages. Exemplaire n°2 sur papier des manufactures impériales du Japon. Notre exemplaire possède UNE ÉPREUVE DU FRONTISPICE DE FÉLICIEN ROPS AVANT LA LETTRE (il manque la seconde, annoncée dans le justificatif de tirage, celle à grandes marges signées par l'artiste). À peine de menues rousseurs marginales, et sur la serpente du frontispice, une décoloration en haut du dos, par ailleurs très bel état. Rops Félicien [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Ferdinand Fabre - L'Abbé Tigrane.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre 1888 - Relié en début d'ouvrage une lettre manuscrite de Ferdinand Fabre. Contrecollé sur une page de garde, une carte postale de sa tombe et 2 coupures de journaux. Une en début d'ouvrage avec son portrait et l'autre sur la contre-garde en fin de volume sur son décès. Un des 10 exemplaires de tête tiré sur chine. Exemplaire N°8. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre 1888 - 316 pp. Ex-libris. Belle reliure plein maroquin bleu de l'époque. Etui percaline. Dos à nerfs. Non rogné, couverture conservée. Large décor doré sur les contre-plats de maroquin avec gardes de soie bleue. Dos insolé. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12° (19x13). Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Barcelona: A. Verdaguer. 1888. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. Prologue by Mossen Jaume Collell. A chip at the top corner of the front wrap and first few leaves, spine tanned, very good. The rare edition, in Catalan, of these poems by the national poet of Catalonia. OCLC locates no copies of this edition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

      New York:: The Century Co,. 1888.. First edition. Hardcover. "I wish I were with you out among the sage brush, the great brittle cottonwoods, and the sharply-channeled barren buttes," wrote Theodore Roosevelt to his friend and the illustrator of his first important work, Frederic Remington. This is the first issue of the first edition, in the original light tan buckram with green and gilt stamping. & & This work focusses on the period in the 1880s when Roosevelt lived and worked his ranches in the Bad Lands of the Dakota Territory, following the death of his wife Alice Lee. Roosevelt had lost both his wife and mother on the same day in 1884; he left politics for a period and built a ranch (Elk Horn) in North Dakota. While there, he wrote about frontier life and published three books, including this title. & & Roosevelt's environmental and conservation interests were evident in his organizing of ranchers to address issues such as over grazing, and in the formation of the Boone and Crockett Club, with the goal of preserving large game animals and their habitats. As president, Roosevelt played a large role in the formation of the National Park System. In 1906, he signed the Antiquities Act which authorized presidents to proclaim landmarks as national monuments, which had the effect of protecting about a quarter of the places currently in the National Park System. & & Folio, 186pp, beveled boards, all edges gilt. A bit sunned at the spine, a few marks internally, early pages, otherwise a very pleasant copy. Howes R432. OCLC: 7410498.

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        Zeitschrift für den Physikalischen und Chemischen Unterricht., Jahrgänge 1 - 50 (1887-1937, ohne Jahrgang 38) in 49 Bänden, 5 Hefte Register (für die Jahrgänge 1-50) und 13 Sonderhefte "Abhandlungen zur Didaktik und Philosophie der Naturwissenschaft".

      Verlag Julius Springer, Berlin 1888-1937. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Papierrückenschildern und Stempeln (entwidmet), die Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken meist etwas verfärbt und fleckig durch alten Wasserschaden (bei einigen Bänden stärker), Kopfschnitte angestaubt, Papier teils gebräunt, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 65000 4°, Halbleinen der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        Zeitschrift für den Physikalischen und Chemischen Unterricht. Jahrgänge 1 - 50 (1887-1937, ohne Jahrgang 38) in 49 Bänden, 5 Hefte Register (für die Jahrgänge 1-50) und 13 Sonderhefte "Abhandlungen zur Didaktik und Philosophie der Naturwissenschaft".

      Verlag Julius Springer, Berlin 1888-1937.. 4°, Halbleinen der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Papierrückenschildern und Stempeln (entwidmet), die Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken meist etwas verfärbt und fleckig durch alten Wasserschaden (bei einigen Bänden stärker), Kopfschnitte angestaubt, Papier teils gebräunt, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar,

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        Manuscript Archive of Correspondence of the Hughes Family, of Texas, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, including Lucy Stephenson Hughes, and her daughter traveling department store professional Jeanie Hughes, and George Forbes Hughes and Gerard Hastings Hughes, students at Harvard University and early Aviators in world War One American Expeditionary Force, dating ¿ 1900-1966.

      - Archive consisting of 374 letters, totaling 1888 pages, (207 retained mailing envelopes), plus over 100 pieces of printed and manuscript ephemera. Of the 374 letters in this collection, 270 are incoming correspondence to Lucy Stephenson Hughes, wife of Texas rancher William George Hughes, an English immigrant to Texas in 1878. Of the letters written to Lucy, 82 were written by her daughter Jeanie, 63 by her son George, and 47 by her son Gerard. George and Gerard were for the most part attending Harvard University at the time they were writing their mother. Lucy wrote 48 of the letters, mostly to her children. Other correspondents to Lucy are her aunts in England (8 letters), a niece Esther Stout in California (18 letters), as well as another family member, Sarah F. Hughes (15 letters). There are other correspondents with Lucy who appear to be friends or associates.

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown]
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        The Novels of Victor Hugo

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1888. 13 vols., 9-5/8" x 7", numerous illustrations from designs by Victor Hugo, Bayard, Brion, Johannot, and other eminent French Artists, limited to 250 numbered copies of which this is #104. Bound in 1/2 blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine. Comprising - Notre Dame - Ninety Three - Les Miserables - The Man Who Laughs - Toilers of The Sea.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        A New English Dictionary of Historical Principles;

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1888-1928. Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society. Edited by James H. Murray. 10 volumes bound as 20, quarto. Publisher's burgundy half morocco, red pebbled sides with gilt rules, titles gilt to spines, Original maroon half morocco, red pebbled sides, titles to spines gilt, burgundy endpapers, top edges gilt. Very slight fading to some spines, tiny nicks to the occasional corner, but a superb set in exceptional condition. First edition in book form of "the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship" (PMM). "The scale of the OED was astonishing by comparison with that of any English dictionary published before the end of the nineteenth century. Murray had revolutionized the whole process by which the English language was mapped" (ODNB).

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      Philadelphia:: David McKay,. 1888. First edition. A collection of poetry and prose. INSCRIBED BY WHITMAN, "Miss Lizzie Harbinson / from the author / with best respects / Oct: 8 1888." In Myerson's Presentation Binding A of deep red smooth cloth over flexible boards (note indicates less than 100 copies). Red spine faded to pink, and covers show faint staining, still quite nice. Rare inscribed. Also includes a mounted photograph of Whitman on a photocard from Potter & Co. Studio in Philadelphia, an 1882 image which, according to the Whitman Archive, Whitman once described as having "a shipmastery, country-storekeepers sort of swagger." Previously pasted in an album, with paper remnants to edges, otherwise very good with just a slight overall darkening and a touch of spotting. Together with a 4.5 x 3" scallop-edged card bearing Whitman's bold signature and date: "Walt Whitman / Oct: 1887." The card which is mounted to a loose sheet of paper, is slightly darkened with a touch of faint spotting, otherwise very good.

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

      Vizetelly & Co, London 1888 - 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. 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 Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Limestone County, State of Texas

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

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        Mercantile Marine Insurance Rotating Officers Chart

      [Boston. circa 1888]. Framed chart of the officers of the Mercantile Marine Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts. The original wood frame measures approximately 11" x 13.5" and houses an intricately hand-drawn pen and ink chart with slots for the names of various corporate officers. The acting directors slot at the top features a rotating wheel, open at the rear of the frame, to easily change names. The frame shows moderate chipping while the chart is somewhat soiled, with all but three of the slots containing the original names and the original backers and spacers made from a contemporary calendar contained under the chart in the rear, very good. The Mercantile Marine Insurance Company was a firm established in 1823 and located on 58 State Street in Boston. Despite adding fire coverage to its business the year before the Great Boston Fire of 1872, it still managed to turn a tidy profit and continue doing business for more than a decade. It was one of only two such firms in Boston at the time to offer both marine and fire coverage. An interesting item of 19th Century business decor and utilitarianism. Further details available upon request. .

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        Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game

      Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company. 1888. First. First edition, wrappered issue. 149pp. Bound in black cloth covers with wrappers bound in. A couple of old professional paper repairs, slight wear, a near fine copy. Ward was one of the great pitchers; when he injured his arm, he became a star shortstop for the New York Giants. Unlike most players of his day, he was a college graduate, earning a law degree from Columbia while playing. He was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, the first players' union, and in 1890 helped to form the Players' League, which folded after one season. The Hall of Famer retired at 34 as player-manager of the world champion Giants. One of the first truly important books on baseball as a game. .

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        Charleston in the Rebellion: A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States March 7, 1888

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

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

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        Jewish Mythology or the Coming of the MESSIAH by Thos. F. Page

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

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Le Musee Universel

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Flore Mycologique Illustrée.

      - Les Champignons des Alpes Maritimes. Avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou nuisibles. Nice, A. Giletta, 1888 (-1892). 7 parts bound in one. Folio (350 x 272 mm). pp. 80, with 69 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine. Nissen BBI, 79; Schliemann 52. "Comme je l'ai déjà fait remarquer, ce merveilleux pays avec ses régions littorale, montagneuse et alpine offre des climats si opposés qu'on y trouve la plupart des champignons d'Europe et que la végétation fongique, même celle des espèces charnues, s'y renouvelle toute l'année presque sans interruption" (Préface). Barla (1817-1896) was a French botanist and director of the natural history museum at Nice. A fine copy of this beautifully produced monograph, of which the plates are partly finished by hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Leaflets From the Danish West Indies: Descriptive of the Social, Political, and Commercial Condition of These Islands.

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

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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]

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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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        A New English Dictionary on historical principles; founded mainly on the materials collected by the Philological Society.

      Clarendon Press Oxford -1933 1888 - First edition. 16 volumes 4to., comprising 10 volumes plus 1 volume supplement, bound in 16 volumes, publisher's black half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, neat repairs to extremities. Lenght of the set: 110 cm "The N.E.D., as it was originally cited, or the O.E.D. as it is now known, is the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship." (PMM). PMM 371. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Le Costume Historique (6 volumes)

      Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris 1888 - Book. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 6 volumes, with 500 plates, 300 using color chromolithography. 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. Morocco spines with five bands, four of which are raised. Brown morocco has scuffs and sunning with some uneven coloration but still attractive, and impressed gilt lettering is clear. Considerable wear along marbled board edges, with paper overlay worn through along these edges, and in a few spots there is minor denting, but overall boards are attractive and not a serious issue. Marbled endpapers. All volumes tight. Other than a few light pencil marks, the pages are crisp and clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Terra Australis Books]
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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

      Privately Printed for the Author, Port Elizabeth - 1888, 1st Edition. () Near fine. Unpaginated. Folio. Original full morocco gilt stamped beveled boards (30 X 37.5 cm.). Moire Fabric endpapers. Four pages of text. Five full page photographic illustrations 33 X 23 cm. 100 photographic images mounted 2 to a page 17 X 12.5 cm. Images are clean crisp with no fading or other problems. A fine example of the book. The album has an extra image titled bird's eve view Johannesburg, this image only has some marginal fading. The images are a wonderful cross section of South African history including town views, many street scenes, landscapes, seascapes, natural history, the people, and a number of different diamond mines including the Kimberley. The ethnographic images of the Zulu people are particularly nice. This album would make a wonderful addition to any collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        South Africa. Illustrated by a Series of One Hundred and Four Permanent Photographs.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      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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        The alphabet of economic science. Part I (all published). Elements of the theory of value or worth

      London, Macmillan and Co. and New York 1888 - One volume in small 8vo.; pp. XIII, (3), 142, (2), with numerous figures in the text and 10 folding leaves; original publisher's cloth, title printed in black on front cover and spine, spine darkened, binding rubbed and bumped at extremities, first and last leaf browned, name on half title, inside clean and crisp, a good copy. Rare first edition of Wicksteed's first book in the field of economics and a valuable contribution to mathematical economics. Menger c. 538, Einaudi 6041, Masui p. 175 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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