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        Les Sonnets du docteur. Deuxième édition

      Paris: Chez la plupart des libraires, 1888. Livre. Illus. by Félicien Rops - Louis Legrand - Emile Bayard. Très bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Ed. En Partie Originale. Paris, Chez la plupart des libraires, 1888. (imp. Darantière, Dijon). 23,5 x 16,5 cm (R), in-8, 70 pp. - 1 f. n. ch. reproduisant l'ex-libris de l'auteur - fac-similé d'une lettre de Charles Moncelet tiré sur Chine - 4 gravures hors texte dont deux eaux-fortes par Félicien Rops ("Ecchymoses" et "Auscultation"), une par Emile Bayard et une par Louis Legrand ("Transformisme"), texte dans un encadrement rouge, ornements typographiques, reliure de demi-chagrin havane à coins, dos à 4 nerfs se prolongeant sur les plats, pièce de titre, tête dorée, couvertures parcheminées conservées (le dernier plat est illustré). Deuxième édition, en partie originale (8 sonnets ne sont pas dans l'édition de 1884). Tirage à 200 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 100 de tête sur Japon. La préface d'Armand Silvestre, elle aussi inédite, révèle le nom de l'auteur, mort peu avant. Cette édition des fameux sonnets bizarres et décadents de l'ophtalmologiste dijonnais est la plus recherchée car elle est la première à contenir ces quatre belles eaux-fortes (notamment les deux Rops) et parce que son tirage est plus restreint que les autres. Ex-libris du Dr C. Baudoux. Dos légèrement passé et petites taches au cuir, sans gravité. (VICAIRE, II, 39).

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        Mule Train Crossing the Sierra

      [circa 1888]. () Fine. Photogravure print. 38 X 28 CM (16 X 11") with image 26 X 20 CM (10.25" X 8"). Printed on thick cream card with a subtle blind stamped border surrounding image. A beautiful print made even more wonderful by the artists original signature. Signed below the image in pencil by the artist. Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry. This image shows, in rich tones, a mule train where one rider is present and the animals have stopped to take a drink..

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        The Master of Ballantrae from Scribner's Magazine

      89 - New York; London - Charles Scribner's Sons; F. Warne & Co., 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Attention fans of RLS! The first appearance of a Stevenson masterpiece,The Master of Ballantrae, extracted from Scribner's Magazine. With the title and spine of the original Scribner's Magazine to the front and rear pastedowns respectively. With several of the William Hole illustrations included. This a collection of the first printed serial appearances of The Wrecker extracted from Scribner's Magazine and bound as one complete work. High quality paper has been laid down covering superfluous text to make for a continuous narrative. Includes the original Scribner's Magazine title pages laid down. his most complex and profound study of evil, the tragic story The Master of Ballantrae. It relates with great power and subtlety the bitter antagonism between two brothers in the period after the 1745 rising and the destructive effects of their hatred. In spite of its flawed ending it is generally regarded as a masterpiece. Stevenson continued the novel in Tahiti and finished it after much effort in Hawaii in April 1889, after it had already begun serialization in Scribner's -DNB. Condition: In a recent half morocco leather binding. Externally, near fine, with a little fading. Internally, firmly bound, with the very occasional spot or mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        The butterflies of the eastern United States and Canada with special reference to New England

      Cambridge, Mass.: published by the Author, [November 1888 - October] 1889. 3 volumes, quarto. (10 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches). Half-titles, 2pp. list of subscribers, 2 small format errata slips. 3 portrait frontispieces (1 chromolithographed, 1 printed in three colours, 1 uncoloured), 1 folding uncoloured map, 3 maps printed in three colours (2 folding), 89 maps and plates (21 chromolithographs [10 of butterflies and moths, 4 of eggs, 4 of caterpillars and 3 of pupa,] 15 distribution maps printed in two colours, 53 uncoloured.) (Old creasing to folding map at back of vol.III). Contemporary red half morocco gilt, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, sprinkled edges (extremities rubbed, joints weak). An important 19th-century colour plate book and American natural history work Samuel Scudder's work, one of the most important books about butterflies published in America in the 19th century, was an elaborate publication employing the latest production methods for the plates. The work exemplifies the rapidly changing late 19th-century world of illustration technology, with the finely executed chromolithographs by Thomas Sinclair & Son and Julius Bien & Co. of Philadelphia being complemented by the more scientifically precise images in black and white. These were produced using gelatin-process photographs, photogravures, and electrotypes. Most sets of Scudder's work are found bound in three volumes, each with its own titlepage dated 1889 (as here). It is known however that the work was issued by Scudder in monthly parts over the course of a year, from November 1888 to October 1889. Particularly full information is given about the origins and production of each plate: it is interesting to note that the artists of the original drawings used in the compilation of the coloured plates of butterflies and moths (all printed by Sinclair) included J.H. Blake, S.L. Smith, G.A. Poujade and Louis Trouvelot (best known now for his astronomical drawings). Bennett p.96; BM(NH) IV, p.1888; McGrath pp.46 & 148; Reese Stamped with a National Character 106

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); original gray cloth; 470pp. Blanck's earliest printing, with imprint of printer J.J. Arakelyan on verso of title page; "wore" for "were" on p.210. Laid in are an original albumen photographic portrait of Bellamy and a card signed by the author, each with evidence of having been removed from an album - as found, but of unknown (and perhaps dubious) provenance. The book shows a bit of external soil, with dulling to spine gilt; endpapers foxed; text clean, and overall in an excellent state of preservation, easily Very Good.& & Without question the most influential 19th-century American utopia, and included among the Grolier Club's One Hundred Influential Books Printed Before 1900. Looking Backward spawned not only a host of literary imitators, accounting for the great profusion of utopian fantasies between 1890 and 1900, but also inspired a great many American social and political movements during the Progressive Era; "Bellamy Clubs" became a prominent feature of social life in all but the least progressive of American cities, and many of their members went on to influential careers in social reform and politics. Though almost continuously in print from the date of publication until the present day, the first printing has long been considered an uncommon and desirable book; the present copy among the better examples we have handled, and of special interest for the included portrait and autograph. GROLIER 100. SARGENT p.38. NEGLEY 80. LEWIS p.11ff.

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        Manuscrit autographe inédit : Madame Thésée (nouvelles), 1888-1889 [suivi de] Impressions Modernistes

      1888. Manuscrit. Très bon. Bradel. Signé par l'auteur. Petit In-4. Un album de 197 ff. manuscrits et composé à l'époque, de 23,5 x 18 cm, relié à la bradel en pleine percaline bordeaux, pièce de titre au dos, 2 ff. (page de titre générale et dédicace à Edouard Drumont) - 13 ff. (Madame Thésée) - 9 ff. (Rondels en prose) - 10 ff. (Enterrement d'artiste) - 7 ff. (Le Clown) - 6 ff. (Du cimetière) - 4 ff. (Noël triste) - 34 pp. et 1 f. bl. (Vieille fille - version corrigée) - 7 ff. (La Mendiante) - 6 ff. (La Marte) - 10 ff. (Nocturne sombre) - 8 ff. (Obsession subtille) - 15 ff. (Tante Lili) - 21 ff. (Adultère sentimental) - 9 ff. (L'Ouvrier) - 10 ff. (In extremis) - 1 f. (page de titre des Etudes modernistes) - 6 ff. (Le Rêve) - 9 ff. (Causerie) - 10 ff. (Impression d'automne) - 10 ff. (Dillettantisme) - 7 ff. (Insomnie) - 1 f. bl. Environ 25 lignes par feuillet. Important recueil de nouvelles composé par l'auteur et dédié à Edouard Drumont. La plupart d'entre elles semblent inédites, à l'exception de "Enterrement d'artiste", parue dans Comoedia. Toutes les nouvelles, sauf "Vieille fille", sont en premier jet et comportent de nombreuses ratures et corrections, certaines sont agrémentées de remarques en regard et de papillons contrecollés. Elles sont toutes signées, datées de 1888 ou 1889 et situées, soit à Dèe (?) soit au Gaudinet (lieux-dit de Nantes à côté duquel se trouve désormais une rue Thomas Maisonneuve). L'écriture est généralement facilement déchiffrable, ce qui fait de ce manuscrit une lecture agréable. Poète breton, Thomas Maisonneuve a commis également des pièces de théâtre et au moins un roman assez crû : Décadence (étude d'artiste). Il a publié également plusieurs nouvelles dans la revue Comoedia, dont l'une est présente dans le manuscrit. Une note datée de 1907 disant qu'il fallait rétablir une nouvelle "si volume il y a un jour" nous indique que l'auteur travaillait encore à cette date à son recueil et qu'il s'interrogeait sur l'opportunité de le publier. Un ensemble exceptionnel, presque intégralement inédit, et en fort bel état malgré des usures à la percaline..

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        Recherches sur l'absorption de la lumiere. Thèses presentees a la faculté des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur ès sciences physiques.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1888. First edition.

      Becquerel's doctoral thesis on the absorption of light in crystals. Norman 156.<br/><br/> "On March 15, 1888 he submitted his thesis 'Recherches sur l'absorption de la lumière' (Research on the absorption of light). Antoine Henri had been interested in the absorption of light by crystals since 1886 and showed the importance of crystal symmetry in the absorption spectra of polarized light. He noticed that tetravalent uranium compounds were not phosphorescent, whereas uranyl salts exhibited a bright luminescence under the same conditions of excitation. Interestingly enough this was the second experiment performed by a Becquerel on uranium. Like his father, Antoine Henri was fascinated by the phenomenon of phosphorescence, and at the time nobody suspected the secret hidden in the mysterious element. This strange coincidence might be regarded as a premonitory sign of destiny or as the first step towards a major discovery." (Adloff: 100 Years after the Discovery of Radiochemistry, p.5).<br/><br/> Six other doctoral thesis bound in (of which Deslandres' is another important work): Deslandres, <i>Spectres de bandes ultra-violets des métalloïdes avec une faible dispersion</i>, 1888; <br/><br/> Berson, <i>De l'influence de la température sur l'aimantation</i>, 1886; <br/><br/> Perot, <i>Sur la mesure du volume spécifique des vapeurs saturées, et détermination de l'équivalent mécanique de la chaleur</i>, 1887; <br/><br/> Gouré de Villemontée, <i>Recherches sur la différence de potentiel au contact d'un métal et d'un liquid</i>, 1888; <br/><br/> Vautier, <i>Recherches expérimentales sur la vitesse d'écoulement des liquides par un orifice en mince paroi</i>, 1888; <br/><br/> Chauvin, <i>Recherches sur la polarisation rotatoire magnétique dans le spath d'Islande</i>, 1889. <br/><br/> Provenance: probably compiled by the terrestrial physicist and oceanographer Alphonse Berget, with his bookplate to the front paste down and his initials in gilting to the spine.. 4to (266 x 213 mm), fine red morocco with green vellum corners from about 1900 with gilt spine lettering listing the seven authors. Very fine and clean throughout

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      New York & San Francisco: J. Dewing Company, 1888. hardcover. Occasional finger smudge but contents quite clean and complete. The joints on both volumes are split but the covers are still tightly held by the cords. The leather has typically dried and flaked but has been professionally treated with a deacidifier and buffering salt to lessen further damage and to avoid powder deposits. Binding still quite good; contents fine. Two large, heavy folio volumes (11-1/2" x 15") bound in publisher's gilt-ruled and lettered brown morocco and cloth with the title in gilt and a gilt design of a bear on a branch. xii, 218; (ii) 219-478 pages. BAL 14744: Unknown Format A, called a reprint by Blanck. A number of authors contributed to this work with Muir, who contributed 7 articles, listed as the editor. Illustrated with over 600 etchings, photogravures, wood engravings, photo-etchings, etc. including 120 full page tissue-guarded plates by a number of artists including Thomas Moran, Frederick Remingon, Frederick Cozzens, Thomas Hill, and others. Among these are 13 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS including one by Thomas Moran--"The Half Dome-View From Moran Point"--and another after him. A beautiful book on the American West, mostly California, abundantly illustrated.

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        Wee Willie Winkie [Indian Railway Library Series]

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler and Co., London: Sampson Low Marston and Company [1888]., 1888. Short stories. First Edition, later issue, SIGNED on title by Author. A &#39;Wheeler&#39; pamphlet published in India at 1 Rupee or in the UK at 1 shilling. Internally clean but for a little thumbing and toning, fragile covers were chipped and edgeworn, now simply and effectively restored . Housed in a custom-made gilt titled drop-back cloth case. A rare signed edition of Kipling&#39;s popular &#39;Child&#39; stories. [Stewart] See also Wilson; The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling, Amis; Kipling and his World.

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      - 1888. FOTOGRAFÍA: (BARCELONA). 45 x 33 5 cm. Fotocomposición impresa por fotograbado sobre cartón con dedicatoria al Sr. D. Ignacio Pons y firma del Alcalde Francisco Rius y Taulet. Muy interesante.

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        Typed Letter Signed, 4to, on "The Barclay" hotel stationery, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1944

      He writes to stage director, actor and close friend, Monty Woolley (1888- 1963). Porter addresses his good friend by the Woolley's nickname, "Beard." "Dear Beard, Your wire dated November 25th, just arrived. I have studied its contents for hours but I don't get it. I thought Tennyson said that years ago. I know you will be very bored to hear that I have a colossal hit on my hands called SEVEN LIVELY ARTS. I stuck your name in one of the lyrics last night just to keep your memory alive...." He signs, "Love, Cole." The "Seven Lively Arts" musical revue Porter refers to opened on Broadway on December 7, 1944. He was in Philadelphia for tryouts which began Nov. 24, 1944. On Nov. 29, he penned this lively letter to Woolley.

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        Mathias Sandorf

      UK: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1888. New and Cheaper Edition hardback in green illustrated boards. The boards are bumped and scuffed. Slight cracks to the spine and a neat gift inscription dated 1888. Offsetting to final leaf. A nice copy with some ageing and soiling. . Very Good. Hardback. Later Edition. 1888.

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        Physicians' Anatomical Aid (includes Practioner's Handbook Designed to Accompany)

      Western Publishing House 1888 - Includes the portfolio and the accompanying handbook. Both are ex-library, but with fewer markings than usual. The portfolio is good with wear to the portfolio, a broken lock, and some soiling to the pages. All of the inner diagrams appear present. The Practioner's Handbook Designed to Accompany Physicians' Anatomical Aid is a hardcover good with browning to the pages, a removed first blank page, repaired title page and some damage between the pages and the binding to the bottom couple of inches of the earlier pages. A good copy of a very scarce set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorlagen Zu Holz-interasien in Verschiedenen Stilarten (Marqueterie )

      Bleyl, Dresden 1888 - In folio demi reliure à coins de maroquin bordeaux, dos à nerfs orné, 20 lithographies couleurs imprimées par J.A. Pecht. reproduisant de magnifiques compositions de marqueteries Coins et coiffes émoussés sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Confessions of a Young Man

      London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowery & Co, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher&#39;s original light blue cloth covered boards with the upper cover illustrated and gilt lettering to spine; square and firm, showing a moderate amount of age related darkening and rubs, some light wear at the corners, mild bumping at the head and tail and a very tiny couple of nicks. Contents clean and tight with no pen-marks, fresh endpapers and strong hinges, just some scattered foxing at the prelims. Not from a library and so no such stamps or labels. Size: octavo (195mm x 135mm); pages: 357, portrait frontispiece. Confessions of a Young Man was selected by The Modern Library as one of its early re-prints in 1917. Significant in part because Moore was one of the first to write about the emerging impressionist art scene in Paris. As Moore says in a later Preface: "The first eulogies written in England, I might also say in almost any language, of Manet, Degas, Whistler, Monet, Pissaro, are in this book of Confessions, and whoever reads will find himself unable to deny that time has vindicated them all splendidly." A nice copy and very rare.

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        Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Slope. California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Etc

      New York and San Francisco: J. Dewing Pubishing Company, (1888). Covers a bit dust soiled, some more than others, a few with ?nibbled? edges, a few with smudging, a few plates with some foxing in the margins, perhaps 6-7 plates in all, else interior fine. Folio.

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        THE BOOK OF MORMON - 1888 -

      The Deseret News, Printers And Publishers. LEATHER BOUND. B00129M2JU First Edition; The Deseret News, Printers And Publishers (1888) THE BOOK OF MORMON - [blind-stamped brown cloth hardcover with bright gilt titles to spine] by Joseph (As translator) Smith (Author); solid square handsome copy with very light chipping to spine ends; slight exterior wear; bright text; 623 pages; scarce . Fine.

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

      Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 1888 [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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        Insectivorous Plants

      London: John Murray, 1888. Second Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo: xiv,377,[1],32(publisher&#39;s list of works, dated September,1888)pp, with numerous black-and-white illustrations in the text. Original green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, chocolate brown end papers. An exceptional copy, unread and unmarked (almost all pages uncut and unopened) in a bright, tight example of John Murray&#39;s standard binding. Minor wear only to tips and spine ends. Freeman F1225. & Second Edition, Revised by Francis Darwin (first published July 2, 1875, in an edition of just 3000), with "some small corrections taken from Darwin&#39;s marked copy of the first edition, as well as textual additions and footnotes by his son [Francis, who had done the original illustrations for Aldrovanda and Utricularia] which are all contained in brackets." (Freeman) Insectivorous Plants has not been reprinted in England since 1908. Of its central significance Darwin wrote in his autobiography, "The fact that a plant should secrete, when properly excited, a fluid containing an acid and ferment, closely analogous to the digestive fluid of an animal, was certainly a remarkable discovery." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Farbige Ornamente Aus Allen Stilarten

      Strassburg Im Elsass: R. Schultz & Cie Verlag, 1888. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated green cloth portfolio lettered in gilt. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. Oblong quarto, 24.5 x 18 cm. One leaf with title page and foreword. Combination contents page with Prospectus on verso, and 48 laid-in chromolithograph plates, most with gold overprinting present ornamental design styles from antiquity to modern -- ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Italian & French Renaissance, Celtic, Arabic, Indian, etc. German text. Complimentary to Owen Jones or M.A. Racinet efforts in ornamental and historical design with more focused examples. Interior contents, clean and bright. Clean tear at fold-out leaf [contents leaf/prospectus] repaired with archival tape, spine head and tail rubbed, overall very fresh copy in vibrant color.

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        [Manuscript Guest Book With Poems and Ink Drawings]: To My Hostess 1888 - 89

      [Boston: Riverside Press. 1888]. Guest book. Measuring 10.25" x 7.25". Quarter white cloth and papercovered boards, with the title, "To My Hostess 1888 - 89" in gilt on the front board, top edge gilt, with laid endpapers bearing a "Riverside Press" watermark, and consisting of about 100 blank leaves of "Byron Weston&#39;s linen" paper with an 1887 watermark. Near fine with some tears to the spine ends, moderate soiling, and wear. The interior leaves are clean and bright. The manuscript poems and accompanying illustrations in the style of Whistler are all in the same hand, beginning on the first leaf, and continuing on the rectos of the next seven leaves. The remaining leaves are blank. Two stanzas from the first poem refer to Beacon Street in Boston. Attractive art by an unknown artist. .

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        A Monograph of the Species Distribution of the Genus Peripatus

      London: C.J. Clay and Sons. 1888. First. First edition. Originally published in wrappers, this copy rebound in Japanese vellum at an early date. Eight color plates. Title lightly inked on spine, boards a little bowed, one corner a little bumped, and some scattered foxing, still a very good or better copy. Everything you ever wanted about velvet worms. OCLC locates a single copy, at UC Berkeley. .

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        Shasei SHIJU^-HACHI TAKA GAJO^

      1888. [EHON - BIRDS & FLOWERS] [Nakayama SUGAKUDO]. Shasei SHIJU-HACHI TAKA GAJO. Tokyo, et al., Hakubunsha, 1888. 35.8 x 23.4 cm. Orihon folding album, in cloth-covered boards with printed paper title label, of 48 color woodcut images of birds and flowers after designs done by Sugakudo, an important student of Hiroshige, for a series of prints printed circa 1860. This set from recut blocks was printed under the supervision of Nagao Keihitsu, for the publishing house Hakubunsha. Clearly, the same team of skilled engravers and printers who had worked on Taki Katei&#39;s album of birds, done the same year for Hakubunsha, worked on this album as well. The images are titled in both English and Japanese. The printing is exquisite, the colors lovely, in excellent impression and condition. Former owner&#39;s stamp on the front cover, brief title on the rear cover. Complete, as issued. Very scarce and lovely work.

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        Works. The Henry Irving Shakespeare complete in 8 volumes. Numerous illustrations by Gordon Browne

      London: Blackie & Son, 1888. Published 1888 to 1890. 8 volumes, large 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), contemporary half red morocco, marbled sides, spines gilt in compartments within raised bands, all edges gilt, scattered foxing to text and plates. Some light occasional rubbing to a few raised bands, some scuffing to corners. Overall a handsome set in very good condition, solidly bound with firm hinges and good headbands.

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        The Abbey of St Andrew, Hexham

      Hexham Hodges 1888. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed with splitting and wear to spine. Content VG Limited Edition (400) Half-morocco cover. Red gilt 58pp + 60 plates :: 60 Plates 22" x 14" :: 560mm x 390mm (22" x 15")

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      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet 5, rue Drout, 5, 1888. Ediion not mise dans le Commerce. Exemplaire offert a Monsieur Morin par L. Conquet. 8vo. Aquarelles d&#39;aprËs Henriot. 55 pp. Bound in full contemporary green morocco, t.e.g. by Tout, with original pictorial hand- colored wrappers bound in, with date of 1887. Fine. Carteret . With original pen and watercolor drawing in three vignettes on half-title by Henry Tomm (signed lower right)

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        Jessica&#39;s First Prayer

      London: The Religious Tract Society,, [1888]. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, floral decoration in black, two shades of brown, green, and gilt, endpapers with floral designs and publisher&#39;s ads. Illustrated throughout by W. D. Morgan. Spine rolled and faintly toned, boards lightly rubbed with scattered loss of size. A very good copy. Presentation copy inscribed by Florence Nightingale on the verso of the front free endpaper, "Lizzie West, for her sister, with Florence Nightingale&#39;s kind regards". First published in 1867, Jessica&#39;s First Prayer was a best-seller that assured the reputation of Sara Smith (1832&#150;1911), a journalist and author who wrote under the pseudonym Hesba Stretton. The daughter of a bookseller, Smith began writing in her early twenties and in 1859 her career was launched when her sister secretly sent a story, "The Lucky Leg", to Charles Dickens. He published it in Household Words and was thereafter an unfailing supporter of the young author. In the 1860s Smith began writing children&#39;s books dealing with poverty, abuse, alcoholism, crime, and the power of Christianity to remedy social failings. "The huge success that virtually launched her long career with the Religious Tract Society was Jessica&#39;s First Prayer (Sunday at Home, July 1866), a novel for children and the newly literate, about a London waif neglected by her drunken actress mother. With simplicity and pathos, traits Lord Shaftesbury praised in the story, Jessica exposes the prejudice of the Methodist congregation which initially shuns her and the miserliness of the coffee-stall keeper who eventually adopts her. It sold over two million copies in Stretton&#39;s lifetime, spawned the sequel Jessica&#39;s Mother (1867), was translated into fifteen European and Asiatic languages and published in Braille, depicted on coloured slides for magic lantern segments of Bands of Hope programmes, and placed in all Russian schools by order of Tsar Alexander II&#133;" (ODNB). The recipient of the book is not known, but in the 1880s Florence Nightingale was in her 60s, and "The thin, waspish woman who sent mordant, aphoristic letters to ministers now metamorphosed into a stout, benevolent old lady" (ODNB) who continued to try keeping up with health matters and wrote sentimental addresses until her eyesight started to fail in 1889. A charming and attractive presentation copy, entirely in keeping with Nightingale&#39;s life-long belief in Christian social justice.

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        Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1888, 1st Edition. () xvii,367pp. Fine. Large Quarto. Finely bound in 3 / 4 red morocco and marbled boards. Spine in 7 compartments, title and author in 2, remaining with fine gilt design. Raised bands with gilt tooling. Marbled endpapers. A.e.g. Contemporary ownership signature to front endpaper. With 365 illustrations, many full page by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. Internally tight and clean. Portions of spine and cloth of original binding bound at back of book. A finely bound and heavily illustrated look at coaching across England. With humor and nostalgia, the author traces the history of travel on English roads from "the lumbering six-inside vehicles of the seventeenth century [to the] light four-inside Fast Coaches ... In 1823" and beyond..

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      781Incisione in rame al tratto, stampata su carta lievemente seppiata, mm 270x413. Rara veduta panoramica della città con Capri sullo sfondo. Ben conservata ma rifilata irregolarmente vicino alla battuta della lastra.

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

      Port Elizabeth: Privately Printed for the Author 1888, 1st Edition. () Unpaginated.. Near fine. Folio. Original full morocco gilt stamped beveled boards (30 X 37.5 cm.). Moire Fabric endpapers. Four pages of text. Five full page photographic illustrations 33 X 23 cm. 100 photographic images mounted 2 to a page 17 X 12.5 cm. Images are clean crisp with no fading or other problems. A fine example of the book. The album has an extra image titled bird&#39;s eve view Johannesburg, this image only has some marginal fading. The images are a wonderful cross section of South African history including town views, many street scenes, landscapes, seascapes, natural history, the people, and a number of different diamond mines including the Kimberley. The ethnographic images of the Zulu people are particularly nice. This album would make a wonderful addition to any collection..

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      London: John C. Nimmo. Four volume, uniformly bound set in 3/4 dark blue morocco. 1888 and 1890. 1st edition. hb leather. 8vo "With Essays on Italian Impromptu Comedy, Gozzi&#39;s Life, The Dramatic Fables, and Pietro Longhi". . Although this is a four volume, uniformly bound set, it consists of two sets of two volumes: one a limited edition (#473/760) published in 1890, and described as Part 1, and the other an edition showing no limitation and a publishing date of 1888, and described as Part 2. Certainly, it is curious that the second part of this set precedes the first part in the year of publication. Both sets contain illustrations of Italian comedic subjects, drawn by Maurice Sand, engraved on copper by A. Manceau and delicately coloured by hand; as well as original etchings executed by Adolphe Lalauze. However, the 1888 (Part 2) set only contains three etchings and five coloured plates (and lacks a List of Illustrations). The 1890 (Part 1) set has such a List, which calls for a frontispiece portrait and six etchings, as well as eleven hand coloured plates (all present and in fine condition). The crushed morocco 3/4 leather binding is ruled in gilt over complimentary marbled bds., with matching marbled eps. The spines of each volume are in compartments. Each spine is dated and intricately tooled in a semi-pointille style. The top edge is gilt and each book has a slim silk, ribbon, marker. The corners and joints of each volume show minor wear and rubbing. Otherwise, the boards are in very nice condition. There are one or two tiny abrasions to the bands of vol. 1, Part 1, and the top of the spine of vol. 2, Part 2, has been dented. The contents are slightly age-toned at the margins, but are otherwise quite clean and bright. A very good set. .

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        Auld Licht Idylls (Cosway Style Binding) Edited by Viuola Meynell

      London, Hodder and Stoughton 1888, 1888. FIRST EDITION. in Cosway-style binding, with autograph letter from the author tipped in. 8vo, 2pp ads. Exquisitely bound in full blue levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with Cosway style glazed miniature watercolour of author to doublure, cloth endpapers trimmed in gilt, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with floral corner devices, red onlays, a.e.g., original cloth preserved at rear. A superb example of the bookbinder&#39;s art. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

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        ARS SIRICEA REGIJ. Vicende dell'arte della seta in Reggio nell'Emilia dal secolo XVI al secolo XIX.

      Artigianelli,, Reggio Emilia, 1888 - in-4, pp. (10), 344, bella leg. t. tela coeva con angoli, conservate all'interno le cop. orig. Antip. in cromolotigr. con lo stemma della corporazione "Ars Siricea Regij" e con 7 tavv. su carta forte al fine. Belliss. esempl. a larghi margini di rara ediz. orig. [069]

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        The Modern Distributive Process

      Boston: Ginn & Company, , 1888. Studies of competition and its limits, of the nature and amount of profits, and of the determination of wages, in the industrial society of to-day. Octavo (231 x 141 mm). Publisher&#39;s blue cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription dated 1950 to front free endpaper. Extremities a little rubbed. A very clean copy. First edition in book-form of this important precursor to Clark&#39;s The Distribution of Wealth (1899), first published in the Political Science Quarterly. Batson in his article on The Distribution of Wealth notes: "Reference should also be made to the important series of complementary articles by the author and F.H. Giddings on The Modern Distributive Process... reprinted from PSQ. These four &#39;studies of the process by which the income of modern society is divided among its principal claimants&#39; lead to complementary conclusions which were established independently and before joint publication had been decided upon. Clark writes on The Limits of Competition and on Profits under Modern conditions, and Giddings on The Persistence of Competition and on The Natural Rate of Wages" (Batson, p. 70).

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. First Edition. Octavo (19cm). Original brown-orange cloth; 470pp. Blanck&#39;s earliest printing, with imprint of printer J.J. Arakelyan on verso of title page; "wore" for "were" on p.210. Bookplate of Joan Whitney to front pastedown; ink ex-libris of Walter Wood on second blank. Hint of external dusting; small (ca. 1/32") puncture to front free endpaper, else a remarkable, fresh, Near Fine copy, housed in custom folding cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase.& & Without question the most influential 19th-century American utopia, and included among the Grolier Club&#39;s One Hundred Influential Books Printed Before 1900. Looking Backward spawned not only a host of literary imitators, accounting for the great profusion of utopian fantasies between 1890 and 1900, but also inspired a great many American social and political movements during the Progressive Era; "Bellamy Clubs" became a prominent feature of social life in all but the least progressive of American cities, and many of their members went on to influential careers in social reform and politics. Though almost continuously in print from the date of publication until the present day, the first printing has long been considered an uncommon and desirable book; the present example easily the freshest copy we have handled. & & With ink ex-libris of Walter Wood - possibly the industrialist and Republican politician Walter A. Wood (1815-1892), who served as U.S. Representative from New York from 1879-1883. Also with the engraved bookplate of Joan Whitney (1903-1975), prominent New York socialite, art collector, and founder and majority owner of the New York Mets baseball club. GROLIER 100. SARGENT p.38. NEGLEY 80. LEWIS p.11ff.

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      Cambridge: At the University Press, 1888. 2 volumes. First edition. With numerous drawings, diagrams and folding plans and maps in text, including a color folding map in rear pocket. 8vo, green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with large gilt pictorial vignettes of desert scenery and fauna on upper covers. xx, 623, 32 ads; xiv, 690, glossary & index. A very nice set of this scarce work. With no repairs and the hinges still in very good order without breaks or separations, unusual for these heavy volumes. The giltwork on the cloth is still very bright, especially so the large vignettes on the covers as well as the spine lettering. The cloth is still deep rich green and unfaded, surface polish applied to the cloth to protect the gilt, only light aging to the cloth. T.E. Lawrence in his introduction to the 1921 edition describes this &#39;not like other books...a bible of its kind&#39;. In referring to Doughty&#39;s own impressions of his effort, Lawrence states: &#39;[H]e calls his book the seeing of a hungry man, the telling of a most weary man." ARABIA DESERTA is one of the best-known classics of exploration and travel. Few writers of any genre have worked such magic or mischief on the English language as Doughty. He disapproved of Victorian prose style, and mingled his own with Chaucerian and Elizabethan English and Arabic. But whatever the style, the result is perhaps the finest book on Arabia ever written. Another Arabist, T.E. Lawrence, speaks on Doughty: "I have talked the book over with many travellers, and we are agreed that here you have all the desert, its hills and plains, the lava fields, the villages, the tents, the men and animals. They are told of the life, with words and phrases fitted to them so perfectly that one cannot dissociate them in memory. It is the true Arabia, the land with its smells and dirt, as well as its nobility and freedom. There is no sentiment, nothing merely picturesque, that most common failing of oriental travel-books. Doughty&#39;s completeness is devastating. There is nothing we would take away, little we could add. He took all Arabia for his province, and has left to his successors only the poor part of specialists. We may write books on parts of the desert or some of the history of it; but there can never be another picture of the whole, in our time, because here it is all said..." (- from the Introduction).

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      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. First Edition. cloth. Close to Fine with superb signature and inscription. Decorated green cloth. BAL 21430: Printing 3. Winship believes this is one of 400 copies printed in 1891 and intended by Whitman to be bound with GOODBYE MY FANCY until illness prevented him from pursuing his plans. SIGNED by the author on the front blank and INSCRIBED by Horace Traubel on the front free endpaper in 1903 to Larson Butler with initialled note below the inscription by Traubel stating that "this edn of N. B. bound in green was designed by W.W. for his friends, not for the market, + was never anywhere put on sale." Fine association. Few very small stains on front cover, front hinge gently cracked.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on Materials Collected by the Philological Society [Oxford English Dictionary]

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. The first edition, published 1888-1928, 10 volumes bound as 12. Recently rebound in burgundy buckram with gilt lettering to match the look of the original morocco, new endpapers added, not trimmed. Top edge gilt, occasional chipping to page edges, slight browning. A finely rebound set of this landmark publication. Size: Folio. 10-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040546. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Baby&#39;s Lullaby Book. Mother Songs

      Boston: Prang & Company, 1888. First edition. Folio. Silk over boards stamped in brown, silver, pink and green design. 16 delightful full-color plates by W.L. Taylor. In scarce original printed dust jacket. These illustrations are truly marvelous, and the entire production is of very high quality, typical of Prang publishing. A remarkably fine copy with almost no signs of wear.

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        The Life and Travels of Parley P. Pratt - Leather - 1888

      Law, King & Law Chicago 1888. Very Good with no dust jacket Leather Leather hard cover with gold lettering. Cover shows only minor wear. Original end sheets. Cover shows Title as "Life and Travels of Parley P. Pratt". Some edge and corner wear. Previous owners name gilt on the cover "? . J. Gronlund". ; Complete title - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PARLEY PARKER PRATT - One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, embracing his life, ministry and travels, with extracts in prose and verse from his miscellaneous writings. ; 6.25" x 8.75"; 502, x pages

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        In Black and White

      A. H. Wheeler & Co. 1888 - First Indian edition. 8 1/2" x 5 1/4". Original pictorial wrappers designed by Mayo School of Art, Lahore. Backstrip with 3 inch chip to lower spine; light toning on wrappers. Very good. 106 pages; 2 pages of ads at front; seven pages of ads at end. Enclosed in 1/2 red gilt stamped morocco slipcase. Contemporary ink signature of A. E. Huntington at top margin of the cover. Printed at the "Pioneer" Press, Allahabad. Livingston 34. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notre Dame De Paris

      New York: William R. Jenkins. Near Fine. 1888. 3/4 Leather. An attractive two volume set of the William R. Jenkins edition in the original French language, marbled boards and endpapers in 3/4 leather binding in very Nearly Fine condition, little rubbing along edges. Top edges gilt; Victor Hugo&#39;s famous novel ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame") , originally published in 1831, written as a statement to preserve the Notre Dame cathedral in its then current form. Set in 1482 in Paris, the book tells the story of a poor barefoot Gypsy girl (La Esmeralda) and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo) who was raised by the Archdeacon (Claude Frollo); Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        Susan B. Anthony Handwritten Letter to Helen (Pillsbury) Cogswell on Printed Letterhead Stationery - 1888

      1888 - Single sheet, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4", handwritten on both sides and signed by Susan B. Anthony at the bottom of the reverse. Stationery with the printed letterhead of the "Fortieth Anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement, International Council of Women assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association of the United States, etc."[See Images] Riggs House, Washington, D.C. March 10, 1888. The letter has a one time double fold for an envelope which is missing. No splits, chips or stains. Letter has only the slightest tone to the edges. The paper has a partial watermark of a globe half inserted into an open envelope. The handwriting including the signature is beautiful and clear.***** The salutation is to "My Dear Helen" who is Helen Pillsbury Cogswell, daughter of Parker and Sarah Pillsbury and wife of Brainerd Cogswell, founder of the Concord[NH] Monitor. Parker Pillsbury was a Concord, N.H. Congregational minister and a most quarrelsome Abolitionist. A friend of William LLoyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, he was a long-time supporter of Woman Suffrage and of Susan Anthony. Their respect and fondness for each other extended into the whole of Pillsbury's family. In this letter Anthony speaks to the Pillsbury's illnesses and hopes the Pillsburys may improve sufficiently that Helen might attend the anniversary gathering in Washington, D.C. Anthony says:"I remember your Father's preachments against Washington- but nevertheless there is much that is good & hopeful here - and especially there will be when all our splendid women get here-". She closes the letter "With best love to each of your trio--" [signed] Susan B. Anthony.***** NOT EX-LIBRARY

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        The Man-Hunter : Stories from the Note-Book of a Detective

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. Later gilt lettered half black morocco over marbled boards. Significant early detective story, #14 in the Queen&#39;s Quorum essential mystery books. Nice clean copy with some offset and printed red number to endpaper. . 1st. Half Leather. VG. 12 Mo..

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        Travels in Arabia Deserta : Volume I

      U. K.: Cambridge University Press, 1888. Dark cloth boards, gilt illustrations to front, title to spine, Corners, very slightly bumped, with a little rubbing, small closed tears to head/tail of spine. Webbing showing at front giutter, so binding a little shaky. 623pp, small illustration in the text, plus fullpage illustration, some folding. Some foxing to half title page, otherwise text and illustrations clean, pages firm. Pocket to rear, lacking map. . Hardback. Good +/No Jacket.

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      Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co.. 1888. First. Hardcover. Very Good+. Lenghty and neat inscription from the author to "Nelly Bly" at second blank page: signed and dated with a handwritten poem. About 400 pp. Hardcover, original green cloth w/ illustration and gilt titles, small 8vo., gilt upper text block, comes in protective mylar sleeve. Small spot staining to lower right corner of front boards, otherwise shows minor shelfwear; gilt and illustration bright. Bookplate at pastedown, otherwise insides clean: text quite bright and unmarked. Tight binding. Small 8vo. Published 1888. Digital images available upon request.

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        CATALOGUE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, PRINCIPALLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF THE PIANOFORTE. The Property of Henry Boddington, Pownall Hall, Wilmslow, Formerly the Collection of J. Kendrick Pyne, Organist of Manchester Cathedral and Town Hall

      Manchester:: George Falkner,, 1888. Very Good+. SIGNED BY HENRY BODDINGTON AND J. KENDRICK PYNE without personalization. A Very Good+ Trade Catalogue LIMITED EDITION OF 90 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 61. Bound in sewn original printed wrappers with cover edge wear, soil edges, library stamps title page. No other library markings. There are 31 plates of pianofortes and related instruments and seven plates of stringed instruments (two instruments pictured per page). The stringed instruments include guitars, lutes as well as Japanese, Chinese and Indian stringed instruments. Each plate has a tissue guard with a printed figure legend. A Rare and impressive catalogue. Sm. 4to.

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