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

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

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

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

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        The Chess Player's Chronicle

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

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        The Chess Monthly

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

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

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

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        Les Reliures d'Art a la Bibliothà que Nationale.

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

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        Les Rougon-Macquart - Le Rêve.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1888 - Les Rougon-Macquart. Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second Empire. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande (N°37). Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1888. Très belle reliure demi maroquin rouge, signée Lagadec. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date en queue. Tête dorée sur témoins. Non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-12°(19x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nathalie Madore

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

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        Le Costume Historique (6 volumes)

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

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        Pianoforte Arrangements

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

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        NORTH AGAINST SOUTH

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

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        The Flight to France or The Memoirs of a Dragoon. A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez. With Numerous Illustrations.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gold, black, and brown, all edges gilt. 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. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, and 31 plates. First London edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1887. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        North Against South

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

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        THE FLIGHT TO FRANCE

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

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        Manchester Athenaeum : Addresses, 1835-1885 ; also, report of proceedings of the meeting of the members in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the institution, October 28th, 1885

      Manchester : printed for the directors 1888 - Physical description: viii, 222 p ; 17 cm. Includes addresses by Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Richard Cobden and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Subjects: Manchester Athenaeum (Manchester, England) - Speeches. Great Britain - Politics and government - Social life and customs - 19th century. Referenced by: Podeschi, J. B. Dickens B123, 1st-2nd copies. Text with borders, with decorative head and end-pieces for each section. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of gilt-blocked, leather-backed boards. Some wear and rubbing to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Light staining to boards. Decorative endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 222 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frankenstein (Routledge's Pocket Library)

      George Routledge and Sons, 1888-01-01 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 Feen. Romantische Oper in drei Akten. Vollständiger Klavierauszug. - Preis M 15 netto.

      K. Ferd. Heckel,, Mannheim, 1888 - Mannheim, K. Ferd. Heckel, (1888). 4°. (2), 359 S. Etwas späterer Halbleinenband mit verg. Rückentitel ohne Orig.-Umschlag. Klein S. 6f. - MGG (dtv) XIV, 106. - Pl.-Nr. 2216. - Erste Ausgabe des Klavierauszuges (Flachdruck) dieses frühen Bühnenwerkes von Richard Wagner, komponiert 1833/34. 1835 dirigierte Wagner die Ouverture. Die ganze Oper wurde nicht mehr zu Lebzeiten Wagners aufgeführt. Uraufführung war 1888 in München am Hof- und Nationaltheater unter der Leitung von Hermann Levi, der den Klavierauszug als Weihnachstgabe für "Wahnfried" erstellte. Die Ouvertüre ist für Klavier zu vier Händen gesetzt. Etwas späterer Halbleinenband mit verg. Rückentitel ohne Orig.-Umschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über Akiurgie.

      Hirschwald Verlag, Berlin 1888 - Este Ausgabe Halbleinenband der Zeit, gr.-8°, XXIII, 643 Seiten; Titelblatt gestempelt; Zustand: gut de 2000 Buch

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        Anales del Toreo. Reseña histórica de la lidia de reses bravas. Galería biográfica de los principales lidiadores: Razón de las primeras ganaderías españolas, sus condiciones y divisas. Tercera edición continuada hasta el día por Leopoldo Vazquez y Rodríguez. /-/ Apéndice a los Anales del Toreo.

      - Los Anales y su Apéndice en un tomo, 41 x 31 cm., hol. piel conservando la cubierta original anterior de los Anales: Madrid, Librería de Escribano y Echevarría, 1888-1889, 317 págs. + 1 h. + 16 retratos + 8 láminas = 69 págs. + 1 h. + 6 retratos. (La portada rasgada aunque completa y restaurada, faltando unos dos cm. del margen exterior, primera hoja de texto restaurada por el margen exterior, en ambos casos sin afecta al texto. En el Apéndice faltan las páginas 43-44, la portada y un par de hojas estan rasgadas aunque completas, por último una página presenta una tachadura de lápiz de color en el margen exterior sin afectar al texto).

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        Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

      The Century Co 1888 - Brown/gilt embossed boards, decorative designed spine/rear cover. Gilt foredges, spine bumped, slight edgewear at corners, boards tight, some soiling to front. Interior quite pristine. Excellent copy in 2nd state brown cloth binding. American west at it's best. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan

      New York:: Charles L. Webster & Company,, 1888. . A Near Fine set with just a touch of edge wear in fresh mylar protective jackets. . The gilt lettering and cover decorations are bright. Philip Sheridan was a Union general in the Civil War and his career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. The general suffered a series of massive heart attacks two months after sending these memoirs to the publisher..

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

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

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        The Lea and Dove Edition, being the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of rivers fish-ponds fish and fishing and instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Limited, 1888 - Royal quarto (325 × 255 mm). Original dull red morocco-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers (the same as used in the deluxe binding), top edge gilt. Spine slightly sunned and darkened in places, inner hinges just cracked but holding, an excellent copy. Portrait and 14 photogravure plates by P. H. Emerson and George Bankhart, captioned tissue guards, wood-engraved vignettes on india paper and mounted; title printed in red and black; text leaves inserted up to p. 40 with several repeats. A salesman's dummy, or blad, for the lavish royal quarto signed limited edition of the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler. The edition is particularly notable for its photogravures by the renowned photographer of the Broads, Peter Henry Emerson, five of which are bound in here. Coigney 139; Horne 136. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Costume Historique. Types principaux du vêtement et de la parurerapprochés de ceux de l'interieur de l'habitations dans tous les Temps (First Edition, 6 Volumes Complete)

      Libraire de Firmin-didot Cie, Paris 1888 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Six volume set complete. The title page gives a mere hint of the opulence of the plates in this work. The statement that there are 500 plates, of which 300 are chromolithographic color with metallic accents, and another 200 plates in two color cameo, do not begin to give the reader any indication of the treasure trove of visual information that is about to be encountered. Many of the plates fold out to double size. The vast diversity of different clothing sttyles used throughout history, and in all geographical areas of the world are illustrated. From ancient Egypt to Medieval, Samurai controlled, Japan, and from Renaissance France to the harems of the Ottoman Empire, this is just the beginning of the long list of styles and cultures that are shown, described, and catalogued. Overall the condition is virtually mint. It wouyld be hard to imagine a finer set. The tips of the corners of the boards are rubbed, minor scuffs to the leather here and there. Top edge gilt. Contents all in excellent condition, especially the plates which appear bright and colorful. Text in French. A considerable number of the plates are printed with the use of gold and silver metallic inks, in addition to the brilliant colors. 1/2 leather and marbled boards and endpapers. 8 INCHES BY 9 INCHES. Photos available upon request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE DE PATHOLOGIE EXTERNE, 7 TOMES (COMPLET)

      G. Masson 1888 - RO40158838: 7 tomes d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Tranches de tête dorées. Dos et bords des plats frottés. Tome I: Inflammations, Tumeurs, Plaies, Maladies virulentes (Syphilis). Tome II: Maladies des tissus. Tome III: Maladie des tissus, Maladies des régions. Tome IV: Maladies des régions. Tome V: Maladies du cou, de la poitrine et de l'abdomen. Tome VI: Maladies de l'abdomen, Maladies du bassin, Maladies de l'anus et du rectum, Maladies des organes urinaires. Tome VII: Maladies des organes urinaires (suite), Maladies des organes génitaux, Maladies des membres. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 616.9-Autres maladies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire de Pathologie Externe.Complet en 7 volumes.

      P., G. Masson, 1874-1888, 7 forts vol. grands in-8 (150 x 235) reliés 1/2 chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, caissons richement ornés de fleurons dorés, de IV-792 pp - 932 pp - 896 pp - 880 pp - 864 pp - 791 pp - 1044 pp. Dos des tomes V & VI très légèrement plus clairs que les autres, petit cran à la coiffe supérieure du tome IV, quelques pâles rousseurs sinon très bel et rare ensemble. - Tome I : Inflammation - Tumeurs - Plaies - Maladies Virulentes (Syphilis); 3e tirage, 80 figures.Tome II : Maladies des tissus; 4e tirage, 226 figures.Tome III : Maladies des tissus - Maladies des régions; 3e tirage, 173 figures.Tome IV : Maladies des Yeux - Maladies des oreilles - Maladies de la bouche; 1e tirage, 198 figures.Tome V : Maladies du cou, de la poitrine et de l'abdomen; 1e tirage, 114 figures.Tome VI : Maladies de l'abdomen - Maladies du bassin - Maladies de l'anus et du rectum - Maladies des organes urinaires; 1e tirage, 175 figures.Tome VII : Maladies des organes urinaires (suite) - Maladies des organes génitaux - Maladies des membres; 1e tirage, 212 figures.Rare réunion complète en 7 volumes uniformement reliés, les 4 derniers volumes étant ici en édition originale.François-Anthime-Eugène Follin (1823-1867), chirurgien français. Le premier il a introduit en France les nouveaux moyens d'exploration de l'oeil. Follin était chirurgien habile, écrivain distingué, professeur dissert. ses publications sont extrêmement nombreuses. Son Traité élémentaire de Pathologie externe (Paris, 1862, T.I et II [1e partie]) fut continué par Duplay.Simon-Emmanuel Duplay (1836-1924), chirurgien français. Il a inventé le speculum nasi qui a transformé la sémiologie et la thérapeutique chirurgicale des affections des fosses nasales. a continué le Traité élémentaire de Pathologie externe à la mort de Follin. (Sources : La Grande Encyclopédie de Berthelot, Tome 17, page 700 pour Follin et Tome 15, page 83 pour Duplay). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coaching Days and Coaching Ways. An Original Artwork

      Macmillan 1888 - "The Meet at The Inn". Original line drawing by Hugh Thomson. Image size 139x188mm(5 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches). On page 99 of the 1893 edition, facing page 96 of the 1888 first edition. A lovely original work depicting a couple meeting on horseback with the hunt to the rear. A near fine original, just a hint of a small brown watermark to the lower right, barely visible. Handsomely framed with a full cream mount and a pale cream wide frame. Delivery terms to be negotiated. A near fine original from this iconic book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essays on the Book of Proverbs by (a.) S. Sekles, (b) Granville Ross Pike

      Young Men's Hebrew Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1888 - Contents: The ethics of Mishle, by S. Sekles.--The principles of ethics in the sayings contained in the Book of Proverbs, by G. R. Pike. Database: WorldCat :Libraries worldwide that own item: 8. Bottom of title page has a 1.5 inch closed tear. The original front wrapper has been very attractively and professionally pasted onto new boards, with an equally tasteful spine with gilt lettering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les poètes maudits Nouvelle édition ornée de six portraits par Luque

      Paris, Léon Vanier 1888 - Livre d'occasion 18,7 x 12 cm, broché, 102 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Clouzot, 267. Condition : Seconde édition en partie originale, ornée de 6 portraits hors-texte de Luque. Les trois études consacrés à Corbière, Mallarmé et Rimbaud furent publiées initialement en 1884 chez le même éditeur. Y figurait alors en édition originale plusieurs poèmes dont "Voyelles". Les notices sur Desbordes-Valmore, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam et Pauvre Lélian, anagramme de Paul Verlaine paraissent ici pour la première fois ainsi que les vignettes de Luque. Tirage à 600 exemplaires. Exemplaire broché. Dos restauré, quelques rares et pâles piqûres mais bel exemplaire néanmoins que l'on rencontre habituellement avec des piqûres et rousseurs prononcées.

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. [Limited, Signed Edition].

      London, David Nutt. Number 60 of only 75 numbered copies signed by the publisher and Oscar Wilde. 1888 - Number 60 of only 75 numbered copies signed by the publisher and Oscar Wilde. First edition. Size of the binding: 7 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. Signed limitation page; half-title; title-page in red and black; 116 pp. + printer's page. The illustrations include three by Walter Crane (each of which is in two states) and a smaller illustration at the beginning of each story; each illustration is mounted. Bound in full, brown, crushed morocco by Stikeman with its stamp, featuring five raised bands on the spine, gilt titling, and a richly gilt design on the covers; inner green morocco doublures, dentelles, and gray silk endpapers; top-edge gilt. An extremely fine copy in a brown cloth-covered slipcase. The slipcase edges show light wear. [Limitation Statement]: "Seventy-five copies of this Edition have been printed, sixty-five of which are for sale. All are numbered and signed by the Publisher." [signed]: Oscar Wilde. This Copy is No. 60 [signed]: D Nutt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        En Asie Centrale à la Vapeur. La Mer Noire - La Crimée - La Caucase - La Mer Caspienne - Les Chemins de Fer Sibériens et Asiatiques - Inauguration du Chemin de Fer Transcaspien - L'Asie Centrale - Merv - Bokhara - Samarkand. Préface de Pierre Véron. Dessins de Dick de Lonlay.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, 1888 - Octavo. (222 × 139mm). Contemporary quarter chagrin on marbled boards. Somewhat browned, minimal shelf-wear, else very good. 24 line-drawn illustrations as chapter headers, 2 full-page maps, tables to the text. First edition. Travelogue of a trip into Central Asia on the recently opened Russia railway serving her newly-annexed khanates. This copy warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A André Déroulède, Affecteux Souvenir au camarade de l'Armée. Son bien devoué, Napoléon Ney, Nice 2/4/1889." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Statuts calligraphiés sur parchemin enluminé, fondant la Convention Incohérente, établie au 128 boulevard Saint Germain (1888)

      1888 - "En l'an de grâce mdccclxxxviii, le deuxième iour du moys d'avril, premyer iour après Pâques, advinct emmy la CXXVIII mayson du boulevard du Bienheureux Sainct Germain, que fuct fondée et establie docte et révérende socyété qui fut escripte Convention Incohérente. A laquelle convention furent bayllés les administrateurs cy-après escripts : damoyselle Marie Audion, castelaine de Incohérenteville-en-Vérin, présidente universellement recognue ; Han de Ré, Seigneur de Honnêteville en gascoigne, vice-président, etc." ." a - Esbaudissement général est la fyn que poursuit la dicte Convention, pour ce que rire est le propre de l'homme ; b - portera emblème incohérent tout adhérent à la société à chaque réunion d'icelle, à peine de douze deniers d'amende ; c - fera tout adhérent, à chaque assemblée, actes fols et incohérents, à peine de ung sol et six deniers d'amende". "f : poinct ne seront camelotte les adhérents à peine d'estre chassés" . "faict à Paris et signé au siège de la Convention le XXIIe iour du mys de may, lequel fuct le mardy, second iour après la Pentecoste en l'an de grâce mdccclxxxviii". l'ensemble calligraphié et enluminé sur un ancien parchemin au format 435 x 300 mm, avec un "Acte additionnel à la charte" (calligraphie et enluminé) sur papier vergé : "poinct ne sera parlé politiquement , et seront omis emmy des discussions ministres et gouvernement, à peine de douze deniers d'amende, et chargeons l'homme d'armes de veyller à l'exécution des présents arrêtés, et à tel édict apposons nostre seyng". Hormis les noms déjà cités, on trouve également : ceux de Julien Le Vinger, Marguerite Massi, Pierre Audion, François Audion, Raymond Beauniez, Mice Levinger, Julie Meyer, André Boyer Etonnant parchemin enluminé et calligraphié présentant les statuts de la "Convention Incohérente", dans un esprit potache et un style rabelaisien (pliure avec petit accroc en haut du parchemin), peut-être inspiré de l'exposition des "arts incohérents" présentée par Jules Lévy à l'Eden théâtre en 1886. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        ENCYCLOPEDIE DE L'ARCHITECTURE ET DE LA CONSTRUCTION. Bibliothèque de la construction moderne publiée sous la direction de M. P. PLANAT. [10 volumes].

      1888 - Paris, Dujardin, sans date [1888-1892]. Dix volumes in-quarto (208 X 286) demi-chagrin rouge, dos cinq nerfs ornés de filets perlés et sertis de larges filets à froid, titre et tomaison dorés (SARRAZIN, reliure Cahors). Tome I : 591 pages ; Tome II : 589 pages ; Tome III : 588 pages ; Tome IV : 766 pages ; Tome V : 800 pages ; Tome VI : 750 pages ; Tome I et II : 101 et 83 planches (manque pl. 8, planche 65 notée à tort 55) ; Tome III et IV : 76 planches (planche 76 numérotée à tort 71) et 88 planches (manque pl. 23) ; Tome V : 144 planches (manquent pl. 36, 52, 69, 84, 139 et 140) ; Tome VI : 144 planches (manque pl. 35). Rousseurs éparses, principalement sur les feuillets des volumes de texte, quelques taches sombres au dos de certaines reliures. EDITION ORIGINALE de cette IMPORTANTE ENCYCLOPEDIE, composée de SIX TOMES reliés en 10 VOLUMES, dont six de texte contenant de nombreuses figures et quatre de planches. MANQUE le volume d'index qui contient la table des planches : il a paru postérieurement et est souvent absent. Il n'est pas indispensable puisque les 636 PLANCHES qui composent les volumes d'illustrations sont classées par ordre alphabétique. Parfois à double page ou dépliantes, les planches sont toutes montées sur onglet. Les contributeurs principaux de cette encyclopédie qui va de l'époque médiévale jusqu'à la fin du XIXe siècle sont Corroyer, de Baudot, Gaudet, et Lawrence Harvey. Exemplaire bien relié à l'époque, aux reliures solides et en très bon état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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