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        A Monograph of the Weaver-Birds, Ploceidae, and arboreal and terrestrial Finches, Fringillidae, 5 parts, complete

      Maidstone: Published by the author, 1888. First edition.. Some occasional light foxing to three blank endpapers and a few text pages, the hand-colored and monochrome plates are bright and clean; a near fine copy.. Pp. 194, with 31 full page lithographed plates (12 are hand-colored). Early half green morocco over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, spine in five compartments with gilt lettering and panel lines, sm 4to (10 x 7.5 inches). F.W. Frohawk drew and lithographed the plates; 12 plates are intricately hand-colored as called for in Zimmer (p. 41) and other reference sources. This work was planned to have been completed in 90 to 95 parts - only the first five parts offered here were published. As the work was never competed no printed title page was ever issued. An early owner has tipped in a manuscript note identifying this title, its original cost and list of plates present. See Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 58; Nissen IVB, 77 and Wood 224.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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      Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1888. Presumed 1st. Flexible cloth. CHINA; Hymns; Orient; RELIGION; Presbyterian; CHINESE Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9"; 277 pages; Flexible blue cloth; light wear. Scattered foxing, printed on thin paper with simple sewn binding. English/Chinese text. Gives close to 300 hymns in Chinese characters. English language table of contents and hymn headings. Five pages in English, the rest in Chinese. No copies found OCLC, AE. Library of Congress etc. Exceedingly scarce. Graphic of text is available. ; 0 .

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        The Black Arrow; A Tale of the Two Roses

      New York: Scribner. hardcover. fine. Illustrated. 322pp. +8pp. of advertisements at rear. 8vo, rebound in full burgundy morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Pratique de la Fabrication des Bieres et du Maltage des Grains

      Lille: Impremerie Lefebvre-Ducrocq, 1888. 359 pp., later cloth, ex library, overall near very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry: Edited and Selected by W. B. Yeats

      London: Walter Scott; New York: Thomas Whittaker; Toronto: W. J. Gage and Co.,, 1888. Small octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to spine, black titles and design to spine and front board. Scottish bookseller's ticket of George Walker, Montrose. Cloth mildly bubbled and stained, spine a little faded, corners lightly rubbed, front hinge breached, still a nice sound copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression, of Yeats's second book, following Mosada in 1886, and preceding The Wanderings of Oisin in the following year. This, Yeats's first collection of folklore is, both in the stories selected and in Yeats's copious notes and commentary on them, an important analogue for understanding his later imaginative practices. This is notably the first link in the chain of Yeats's development from being a mere collector of myth, to being a creator of it, that would run through John Sherman and Dhoya, Celtic Twilight, The Secret Rose, The Stories of Red Hanrahan, Rosa Alchemica, and Per Amica Silentia Lunae, to A Vision.

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        Histoire de la céramique Grecque.

      Paris: Georges Decaux 1888. With textual illustr. and 16 plates in b/w and colour in 2 stages. 4to. XVII + 420 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in contp. halfleather. (Flammarion Vaillant). Binding a little marked of use.. Copy on Japanese vellum with the 16 plates printed on both Japanese vellum and ordinary paper. Copy no. 12 signed by the publisher

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Der Fall Wagner. Ein Musikanten-Problem.

      Gr.-8°. (8), 57 S. Orig.-Heft mit Klammernheftung. Wilpert/Gühring 1147, 23. - Ziegenfuss II, 216. - Erste Ausgabe - selten. "Ich mache mir eine kleine Erleichterung. Es ist nur die reine Bosheit, wenn ich in dieser Schrift Bizet auf Kosten Wagner's lobe ... Wagnern den Rücken zu kehren war für mich ein Schicksal; irgend Etwas wieder gern zu haben ein Sieg" (Vorwort). - Umschlag fleckig. Papier im Schnitt gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Illustrierte mineralogie .... von Dr. A Kengott.

      Subject: (Mineralogia - Illustrato). Munchen (1888) in-4 leg. orig. m.tela rossa, cop. cromolitografica, pp. 74 + 24 belle tavole cromolit. f.t.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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      De Vinne Press, New York 1888 - (Bradbury, De Vinne Press 1). Called by Bradbury "an example of typographic excellence," using a 4-point "brilliant" type. Table of contents. A collection of humorous late 19th century poetry, but published mainly to demonstrate the type face. Preface by Theodore L. De Vinne. Front inside hinge cracked. Scuffed at edges of spine. Previous owners' bookplates on front pastedown and free endpaper. miniature book (5.8 x 4.3 cm), original leather, decorative gilt stamping on spine and boards, all edges gilt. xv, 96 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        La fonderia di Bologna scoperta e descritta.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). Bologna, Tip. Azzoguidi, 1888, due vol. in-folio, br. originale, pp. 120 + tavole 1/60 (ma 13a doppia e 54/60 sono in due sole carte). Manca la tav. XI.

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        Biblioteca Colombina. Catálogo De Sus Libros Impresos. Con Notas Bibliográficas De Simón De La Rosa y López.

      E. Rasco, Sevilla, 1888 - 1891 - 1952 - 2 h. - 326pp. = XLIV - 323pp. = 338pp. = 373pp. = 351pp. = 351pp. = y = 322pp. Los tomos 3 y 7 son de la edición de 1952 y 1948. En papel corriente. El resto son primera edición y en papel de hilo. Todos en perfecto estado de conservación y muy bien encuadernados a media piel y tela. Lomeras con nervios, florones y dos tejuelos. Corte superior pintado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Costume Historique (6 Volumes)

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et. Cie, 1888. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. First (petite) edition. Standard quarto (8" x 9") edition published simultaneously with the grande (large 4to) edition. Illustrated with 500 plates, 300 of which are in color with gold and silver detailing, depicting the history of European fashions. Text in French. Bound in half dark green leather with titles stamped in gilt on the spines, five raised bands, t.e.g, marbled end papers. Volume 6 has been rebacked. Front board of volume 2 separated, extremeties worn, boards rubbed, with some and wear and fading to spines, otherwise very good. Text block is fine, bright and tight.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Untitled Photograph [C.P.R. Picnic at Rogers Pass]

      Rogers Pass - [circa 1888]. () Near fine. Original albumen photograph. 11 X 18 CM image affixed to 13 X 21.5 plain brown card with rounded corners (card is light grey on back). Image shows a couple of spots of light soiling and some discolouration nearer edges. Corners of card are a little worn. Slight bow to card with some soiling on back. This exact image is included in the book "Snow War: an Illustrated History of Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, B.C." Edited by John S. Marsh (taken from the Provincial Archives of British Columbia). The book describes this photograph as being taking during the brief summer recreational period of the area (as opposed to it's threatening winters). The group shown traveled from Donald to the Rogers Pass Summit for a picnic (this was the only flat spot for miles). The highlight of the day was dancing upin the roof of the 17 shed. The man third to the right in the back row (standing atop the train) is Thomas Kilpatrick, superintendent of the subdivision for many years. The train shows is Locomotive No. 401 which has a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. It was built in 1886 by the Canadian Pacific New Shops in Montreal. The train served until 1922. Others shown in the photograph include T. Gillespie, Mrs. Crump, T. H. Crump, Sister of Mrs. Crump and Mrs. May Elwords. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: John Murray, 1888. . Thirty-third thousand. 8vo. xxi, (1), 458, 32 pp. Publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettered to spine, some light pencilled underlining throughout. Folding plate. Some trivial shelf wear, an excellent copy. Freeman, 423.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      1888. Paperback. 3. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR A VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS [by Clement Moore]. NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1888. Folio (10 x 12 1/8"), pictorial wraps. Cover crease, corner and spine repairs, some margin repairs, overall tight and Good condition. Featuring 12 full page, one double page and two half-page fabulous chromolithographs plus great color covers and color illustrations in text. This is a wonderful edition and quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Illustrirte Geschichte der k. u. k. österreichischen Armee in ihrer allgemeinen und speciellen culturhistorischen Bedeutung von der Begründung und Entwicklung an bis zur Gegenwart. Bearb. unter Mitwirkung namhafter Schriftsteller und Künstler

      Wien, Halm & Goldmann 1888.. 2 Bde. kl.-4°. Tit., 3 Bll., 1456 S., 2 Bll. Mit je 1 Frontisp., über 300 (dav. 21 ganzseit.) Holzschn. u. 62 chromolith. Taf. sowie 1 mehrf, gefalt. farblith. Karte. OLn. Mit Gold-, Schwarz- u. Blindpräg. Kanten berieb. Einige eingel. Zeitungsausschn.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      - CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR A VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS [by Clement Moore]. NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1888. Folio (10 x 12 1/8"), pictorial wraps. Cover crease, corner and spine repairs, some margin repairs, overall tight and Good condition. Featuring 12 full page, one double page and two half-page fabulous chromolithographs plus great color covers and color illustrations in text. This is a wonderful edition and quite scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Types of the British Army. ...with Historical Notes on each Regiment. Reprinted from the Army & Navy Gazette

      London 1888. . Volumes I-V only (of 12), folio. 60 fine chromolithographs printed on card with tissues, some foxing - particularly heavy in volumes I and V, almost all of the plates with an attractive small coloured regimental flag added to the top left of the image, later inscription in volume I. Original gilt titled red cloth, a little sprung but sound, some marks and wear, a.e.g.

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        The Black Arrow; A Tale of the Two Roses.

      Scribner, New York - Illustrated. 322pp. +8pp. of advertisements at rear. 8vo, rebound in full burgundy morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich [Grossherzoglich] Mecklenburgischen Füsilier-Regiments Nr. 90, 1788-1888

      Berlin, Mittler, 1888.. Octavo. Pp. xi, 406. Fine chromolithograph frontispiece. Plus one other chromolithograph plate bound-in. Plus three folding lithograph maps, one of which printed with additional colour, tipped-in at rear. With an appendix listing the Regiment?s officers. With the 1788 Regiment?s badge at the opening leaf; that of 1888 at the end. Illustration to the text. Tables. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, original blue cloth with a Royal regiment?s crest gilt stamped and hand-painted in red, set within triple-rule silver panel and blind border; lower cover silver stamped; spine lettered and decorated in silver. All edges gilt; fine golden patterned endpapers. In about fine condition. (Neat minute paper repair on blank verso; some foxing to last leaves.) A very handsome copy, exceptionally well preserved. Excellent. - - First edition. Provenance: From the bequest of J. L. Wagner, 1st Lieutenant Jagers, with his neat, contemporary signature. A remarkable production, exceedingly scarce. The first part of the book covers the Regiment?s history from 1788 to 1867; the second part that from 1867 to 1888. The two lovely chromolithographs are group uniform studies by G. Kriekel, handsomely printed by C. L. Keller of Berlin. With nice cartography.

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        Intracranial Tumours

      Edinburgh Young J Pentland 1888. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket First Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xiv, 270pp, 2pp. 116 illustrations.

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        La cuisine classique.

      Parigi, E. Dentu, 1888, terza edizione. 2 tomi in 2 grandi voll. in 4to, 2 fogli di guardia, controguardie marmorizzate, 2 fogli in carta fine, pp. (5), LXIV, 431; 2 fogli di guardia, controguardie marmorizzate, 2 fogli in carta fine, pp. (2), 491, (2). Leg. in tela edit. marrone con dorso in pelle a 6 nervi; fregi, autori, titolo e num. del tomo impressi in oro. Opera illustrata con 77 tavole incise e un frontespizio inciso a p.p. con lo stemma dei Reali di Prussia. Opera dedicata al Re e alla Regina di Prussia. Foxing sporadico ma buoni.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail. Illustrated by Frederick Remington

      New York, The Century Co., 1888., 1888. First Edition. Quarto, pp. [vi], 187. Finely bound in recent brown full morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Publisher's original pictorial boards and spine bound in at the rear. Minute dent to top fore edge of first 4 pages. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING. By T.E. Pritt.

      Goodall & Suddick. Leeds. - 1888 1st edition. Ppviii,64,ads. Folded colour frontispiece of a grayling, two colour plates of flies. Maroon cloth gilt w/ bevelled edges. Slight wear to spine, ownership signs but a very good copy. The Book Of The Grayling: Being a description of the fish and the art of angling for him, as practiced chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England, By T.E. Pritt. With three illustrations in chromo-lithography from original drawings by the author. Pritt ".sketches lightly the habits and habitat of the fish as they were accepted fifty years ago, following with some capital pages on autumn fishing with the wet fly, and giving dressings of fifteen flies selected by well-known grayling fishers of his time. The rest of the slender volume is mostly occupied by excellent descriptive notes on the popular North Country form of grayling fishing known as "swimming the worm." Pritt wrought--and wrote--well as a pioneer, but he only touched the fringe of what has grown into a big subject, and he had not entirely shaken off the hackles of traditional fallacy." (W. Carter Platts. Grayling Fishing. 1939). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd]
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        Thomas Otway. [Aubrey Beardsley's own copy with his original hand drawn ink bookplate, signature and name stamp.]

      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 Reprint, unexpergated edition Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 392pp. This seemingly insignificant book is from the Mermaid Series of Best Plays of the Old Dramatists belonged to Aubrey Beardsley. On the ffep a hand drawn bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley is pasted, dated Xmas, 1888. On the half title page there is the signature A V Beardsley, Xmas 1888. On the reverse of the frontispiece in the top corner is an ink stamp BEARDSLEY.

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        Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean

      London: Nimmo, 1888. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Edited and revised by Robert Lowe. Illustrated with 50 copperplate portraits and 80 wood engravings. 3 volumes. Thick 4tos, beautifully rebound in 3/4 maroon morocco, with elaborate gilt-decorated spines, uncut edges. London: John C. Nimmo. 1888. Near fine. One of only 300 numbered copies with the 50 portraits given in duplicate, one on Japanese and the other on plate paper as India proofs.

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        The British Army: Its Regimental Records, Badges, Devices, Etc.

      London, George Bell & Sons, 1888. - Limited Edition; 8vo; pp. xxii, 623; small b/w illustrations throughout, original red cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, gilt device on front board, spine bumped and faded with several small light marks, corners bumped, good copy. Limited edition of 500 copies.

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        The Life and Works of Charles Lamb [Library edition - complete in 12 volumes]

      Troy, N.Y. : Pafraets Book Co., [1888] - Description: 12 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Contents:v. 1. Aingier, A. Charles Lamb. --v. 2. Essays of Elia. --v. 3. Last essays of Elia. --v. 4. Tales from Shakespeare. --v. 5-6. Poems, plays, and miscellaneous essays. --v. 7-8. Mrs. Leicester's school, &c. --v. 9-12. The letters of Charles Lamb. Subjects: Charles Lamb -- Collected works -- English literature -- Essays. Printed at the Merrymount Press. Limited edition: no. 976 of 1,000 copies. Very good copies in the original cloth-backed boards. Title-printed spine labels, slightly worn. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor stain marks evident on some spines covers. Slight yellowing around page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Superb unsigned Imperial Cabinet photo by Byrne & Co, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) & her eldest daughter VICTORIA (1840-1901, Empress Frederick of Germany, wife of Frederick III & mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II)]

      1888 - titled by the photographer 'Home Photograph', showing them together in mourning clothes, the Queen is seated in a chair with Lion's head arms and her daughter is kneeling beside her, both are wearing black with widow's caps, 12¾" x 7½", no place, no date, c. lacking bottom right hand corner of the card not affecting the photo Probably taken after the early death of Emperor Frederick of throat Cancer.

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        "Napoleon at St. Helena / by Barry Edward O'Meara, his late surgeon [complete in 2 volumes]"

      London : Richard Bentley & Son, 1888. 1st Edition in this form. "Physical description: 2 v. : ill. (some col. ), plans, ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 - Biography - Captivity, 1815-1821 - Contemporaries - Portraits. Saint Helena - Pictorial works. Notes: With half-title pages in both volumes. Title pages printed in black and red. Title page vignettes. On title page verso: A voice from St. Helena. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I,661." "This 2-volume set is finely bound in modern gilt-blocked, leather-backed, marbled boards. Raised bands, with gilt-tooled motifs to the spine compartments. New endpapers. Light tanning to page margins, with some dust marks to the title pages and prelims. Previous owner's signature to the title page of volume 1. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        "Wilson's Tales of the borders, and of Scotland : historical, traditionary, and imaginative / revised by Alexander Leighton, one of the original editors and contributors [complete in 24 volumes]"

      "London : New York : Toronto : Walter Scott ; Thomas Whittaker ; W.J. Gage & Co., 1888-1889" "London : New York : Toronto : Walter Scott ; Thomas Whittaker ; W.J. Gage & Co., 1888-1889", 1888. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 24 v. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Scotland -- Fiction. Borders Region (Scotland) -- Fiction. Scottish Borders (Scotland) -- Short fiction -- Short stories. "Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Red and black coat-of-arms on front panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed. Some minor surface scuffs and marks to boards as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        In Den Kedaton te Jogjakarta. Oepatjara Ampilan. (ATLAS OF PLATES and SEPARATE TEXT VOLUME)

      Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1888. So-called GREEN ATLAS EDITION. 17 collotype prints, 185 x 270mm., mounted on card, each with separate printed text leaf (several leaves w. damage to margins, e.g. folds, tears). Loose as issued, contemporary green cloth, gilt title on upper cover, oblong folio, backstrip and edges worn. * Dance scenes and court musicians photographed in 1884 by the Javanese Cephas, official photographer to the Sultans of Jogyakarta, with explanatory text on the folding leaves by the Dutch ethnographer J. Groneman. EXTRA: TEXT VOLUME reprinted from the 'red edition' in a seperate quarto volume (green cloth w. gilt lettering ) with the accompanying description (in Dutch), by J. Groneman - discussing each plate in detail. NOTE: This 'green edition' is smaller in the margins, but the collotypes have the same size as the special 'red edition'. The text volume for the green edition has never been issued. PHOTOGRAPHS in very good condition with good tonal range. PLEASE MAIL for further information and shipping options !. CLOTHBOUND. FINE. 48x32.

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        The Black Arrow. A Tale of the Two Roses

      London, Cassell and Company. 1888., 1888. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in rich red morocco. Gilt rules to spine compartments and boards, the spine further embellished by gilt arrow devices to the centre of each compartment. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A splendid copy. Fine historical adventure novel set during the War of the Roses, telling a tale of murder and revenge in medieval England. This is in fact the first edition in book form, having been serialised in 'Young Folks' vols xxii-xxiii, under a psudonym (Captain George North) with a slightly different title. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 26]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [105].

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        Les chasseurs.

      Subject: (Caccia). Parys, Levy, 1888, 8vo grande, brossura originale con copertina illustrata, pp. (4)-321-(4) con centinaia di illustrazioni n.t. (di Crafty) caricaturali sui cacciatori e loro manie comportamentali. Thiebaud, 637. (Soft Cover)

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        FRANKENSTEIN Routledge's Pocket Library

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. xv + 317 pp. + 1 ad page for Routledge's Pocket Library at rear. 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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        Le Alpi.

      Subject: (Alpinismo & montagna). Milano, Hoepli, 1888, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela, copertina un p? stinta, pp. VI-120. Prima edizione.

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        The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B. (Governor-General's Agent N.W. Frontier, 1844-5) in Afghanistan and the Punjab. Compiled from his Papers and those of Lords Ellenborough and Hardinge.

      London: John Murray, 1888 - Octavo. Original plum cloth, title gilt to the spine, Broadfoot arms gilt to the upper board. A little rubbed, the spine sunned, corners now stiffened, the spine relined, endpapers renewed, a well-restored copy, the contents complete, clean and sound. Portrait frontispiece and two full-page plans First edition. Uncommon memoir of the man described by his fellow political officer, Colin McKenzie, as "the foremost man in India". Broadfoot first served in India in the late 1820s with the 34th Native Infantry Madras Army. After returning to Britain to study at Addiscombe, he rejoined the Madras Army, commissariat department, in 1838 serving with distinction during the latter stages of the First Afghan War, famously prevailing against the majority to insist on the defence of Jalalabad; "and thus the firmness of one man, and he nearly the junior in the council of war, preserved his country's arms from suffering another deep and disgraceful blow" (Durand, The First Afghan War, p400). After the lifting of the siege, Broadfoot joined the relieving army under Major-General George Pollock "and distinguished himself in the actions at Mamu Khel, Jagdalak, and Tezin. In October he was promoted brevet major and made a CB." (ODNB). He had caught the eye of the governor-general, Lord Ellenborough, for his inspirational rôle as part of "illustrious garrison" at Jalalabad, and was made commissioner at Tenasserim in Burma, but his health suffered in the climate, and he requested a transfer. "In 1844 Sir Henry Hardinge, the new governor-general, appointed him his agent for the north-western frontier: an important position when war with the Sikhs seemed likely. He reported on the Punjab situation, negotiated with the Sikhs and, when war seemed imminent, gathered supplies for the army. In December 1845 the Sikhs invaded British territory. Broadfoot served on Hardinge's staff and was at the battles of Mudki and Ferozeshahr. At the latter, on 21 December, he was killed, shot through the heart". In his despatches following the battle Hardinge described him as "as brave as he was able in every branch of the political and military service", sentiments which would seem to suggest that Riddick's glib assessment of him as "a clever climber" is inapt at the very least. A very good copy of this sought-after biography. Riddick 73; [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1888. Illustrated by E. W. Kemble. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition, first issue of this compendium of humor anonymously edited by William Dean Howells. This volume includes pieces by such other writers as Ambrose Bierce, Robert J. Burdette, Joel Chandler Harris, Bret Harte, James Russell Lowell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Artemus Ward and Charles Dudley Warner. The first issue, as here, has the "Index of Titles" arranged by appearance in the book, and erroneously credits "Warm Hair" on p. 8 to Twain; the second issue has the index arranged alphabetically and removes the p. 8 credit. (Twain denied authorship of "Warm Hair," but a manuscript of it in his hand does exist.) All of the twenty Twain pieces appearing in this volume had previously appeared in other Twain works; some pieces by other writers appear in a book here for the first time. ~This is a bright copy, just about fine (a few faint cover scratches, upper fore-corners bumped). Blanck 3425 (also see 1982); McBride p. 122.

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      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1888. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding/no dust jacket. Octavo. This is a bright early reprint of Randall';s classic biography of Jefferson. Henry S. Randall had full access to Jefferson';s family, and succeeded, if not in an unbiased portrait, at least a highly sympathetic and human depiction of the third president that excited interest in the public as previous biographies of Jefferson had not. Boards are protected in hand cut mylar covers. Three Volume Set, Complete. Very Good+ binding / no dust jacket.

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        THE RECLUSE.

      - Pp. [vi]+56; f'cap. 8vo; dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, the cloth a trifle marked and rubbed; uncut; armorial bookplate (of the Marquis Penderel Di Boscobel) on the upper pastedown, a little light foxing and faint offsetting; Macmillan, London, 1888. First edition. *From the collection of Australian bibliophile Claude Prance, with his small book label at head of upper pastedown, plus his pencilled signature on the upper free endpaper. The title page is stamped With the publishers' compliments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Spectren der Elemente

      1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Offprints from: Abh. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1888-1891). Berlin: Verlag der k. Akademie der Wissenschaften, in Commission bei Georg Reimer. Part 1, 1888, 93 pp., 7 plates; Part 2, 1889, 45 pp., 2 plates; Part 3, 1890, 66 pp., 1 folded table, Part 4, 1891, 72 pp., 2 pls. (1 folded); Part 5, 1892, 39 pp., 1 table; Part 6, 1892, 28 pp., 1 folded table; Part 7, 1893, 20 pp., 1 folded table. 4to (approx. 280 x 230 mm). Part 1 and 2 bound together, papercard boards, spine gilt; Part 3, 5 and 7 original printed papercard boards, dedication inscription on cover of Part 3 by Kayser; Part 4 original printed wrappers with cover teared and shipped, Part 6 w/o covers. Covers slightly soiled but otherwise sound, interior generally fresh with only minor foxing and browning. <br><br> First Separate Editions. A COMPLETE SET of Kayser and Runge&#39;s pioneering spectroscopic studies of the elements, published between 1888 and 1893, in which they discovered the important relationship between atomic weight and structure of the spectra. "From the vantage of today, the work of Rydberg and of Kayser and Runge was indispensable to the atomic theory brought forth twenty-five years later by Rutherford and Bohr. Kayser and Runge&#39;s lists of the exact frequencies of many spectral lines guarantee their place in the history of science" (DSB)..

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        Robert Elsmere

      London: Smith, Elder, 1888. Hard Cover. Very good. Hard Cover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED LETTER. Includes a one and a half page handwritten and signed letter by Ward to her publisher. Also features the bookplate of accomplished Danish actor, Jean Hersholt (1886 - 1956), which is pasted down to the front end page of Volume I. Hersholt, perhaps best known for his role as Shirley Temple&#39;;s grandfather in Heidi (1937), appeared in over one hundred films, directed several films, won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He was also an eminent collector of books by Hans Christian Andersen and translated many of Andersen&#39;;s fairy tales into English. These were later published in six volumes and are still considered to be one of the best English translations. A very good triple decker set in the original blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and black titles to front boards. There is a small closed tear along the exterior front joint of Volumes I.and II All volumes have minor wear and a few chips to the book cloth along the corners, edges, and hinges. Bumping to corners, minor rubbing to boards, and wear to joints. The interiors remain very clean overall. There are floral patterned end pages in first two volumes and variant chocolate colored end pages in Volume III. The set is housed in an attractive dark green half-morocco slipcase with maroon and gilt leather labels to spine. There are a few minor scuff marks to the case and a closed tear to the hinge of the tri-fold sleeve which fits within. Volume I has 371 pages; Volume II has 374 pages plus ads; Volume III has 411 pages. LIT/031908.

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        POEMS AND ESSAYS By MARY SMITH 1888 rare

      MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE 1888 - TITLE: POEMS AND ESSAYS By MARY SMITH 1888 rare AUTHOR: MARY SMITH PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE, AL - 1888 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Poetry BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Green BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE, AL - 1888. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! RARE. CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. There is minor spotting or smudges to the front board in a couple of places. There is some moderately heavy foxing and age browning present on the inside endpapers. There is an old style inscription on the inside board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 64 pages. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! RARE. 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 10 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004648 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Deacon Brodie or the Double Life A Melodrama in Five Acts and Eight Tableaux

      [Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, 1888. First Revised Edition. 8vo. . Original printed wrappers. Closed tear at spine, else very good. Scarce. Beinecke 59; Prideaux 4; Victorian Detective Fiction 420 . One of an unspecified number of copies printed "For Private Circulation Only." This edition was preceded only by that published in 1880 and containing 4 acts and 10 tableaux. This rather strange mystery concerns one of the so-called "Bow Street Runners" or early London detectives

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        Chambers&#39;s encyclopaedia : a dictionary of universal knowledge [complete in 10 volumes]

      London and Edinburgh : William and Robert Chambers ; Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, 1888. New Edition. Physical description: 10v. : 39 plates, maps (some col. and folding), illus. ; 28cm. Subjects: Encyclopaedias -- 19th century. Notes: Edited by David Patrick (1849-1914). Text in double columns and within single-line borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked, full maroon leather. Gilt titles and decorative tooling to spines. Blind tooled titles and decorative borders to front and rear panels. Some light rubbing and edge nicks to the spine bands. Panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-dulled, with some minor bumping to the corners. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: Presentation copy to Arthur H. Moody with a pres. bookplate to the front pastdown of volume 1.

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