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        Autograph Letter Signed.

      Chateau de la Pinede, Antibes, [April 11, 1888].. 8vo (conjoining leaves). 4 pp recto and verso. With original autograph transmittal envelope.. To a fellow artistan unidentified artist friend complaining about the petty intrigues of the Paris gallery scene. "Un mot j'en ai appris sur Petit et Cazin, ce dernier est arrive a ce qu'il voulait et l'exposition n'aura pas lieu. Mes (2) affaires allant de mieux en mieux il fallait trouver le moyen d'empecher notre succes chez Petit, c'est fait. Durand Ruel m'a ecrit pour m'offrir sa galerie pour moi seul, ou une qui je choisirai. Mais cela ne me tente guere [...]voila Whistler qui m'annonce son arrivee a Paris avec son exposition [ ] chez Petit, enormement drole lui qui n'avais pas un salon, rien que pour mepriser mon nom chez Petit [...]". - Light toning.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Single leaf from a Latin ms. Bible.

      [England, probably East Anglia, c. 1250-1275].. 8vo (115 x 160 mm). Gothic book-hand (black ink) on vellum. 2 cols., 45 lines. Chapter numbers rubricated in red and blue. With three lombardic initials in red and blue, showing elaborate multi-line penwork in contrasting colours extending along margins.. This visually appealing leaf from an English manuscript pocket Vulgate drawn up during the period of the Crusades contains nearly the entirety of chapters 17-20 of the Book of Revelation. It begins in the midst of verse 17:2 ("... sunt reges terrae et inebriati"), famously describing (in what is probably the best-known passage of the Apocalypse) Babylon the Great, "the great harlot who sits on many waters": "and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns ... And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth" (KJV). The passage here preserved continues to describe the destruction of Babylon; the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; and finally, the Millennium: the beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire; Satan is imprisoned in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, and the resurrected martyrs live and reign with Christ for a thousand years; "et qui non est inventus in libro vitae scriptus missus est in stagnum ignis" ("and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire"). The bottom of the verso page preserves the rubrication for chapter 21, which would have followed on the next page. - From the collection of Otto F. Ege (1888-1951), Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he was instructor of Lettering, Layout, and Typography, and lecturer on the History of the Book at Case Western Reserve University. Over a period of decades, Ege systematically removed the pages of some 50 mostly incomplete illuminated medieval manuscripts, dividing them into 40 unique compilations for educational purposes. Known as the "Otto Ege Portfolios", they were sold worldwide. Ege defended his "book-tearing" thus: "Surely to allow a thousand people 'to have and to hold' an original manuscript leaf, and to get the thrill and understanding that comes only from actual and frequent contact with these art heritages, is justification enough for the scattering of fragments. Few, indeed, can hope to own a complete manuscript book; hundreds, however, may own a leaf" (Ege, I Am A Biblioclast [1938], p. 517). - Very slight rubbing in places, but altogether very clean and well legible throughout. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 4.Auflage Bial & Freund, 19 Bände

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1888-1892 (Neuer Abdruck). Prachtausgabe der Buchhandlung Bial & Freund, Breslau Wien-Hietzing Budapest. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Vierte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Mit allen 19 in dieser Auflage veröffentlichten Bänden: Grundlexikon, Band 17 (Ergänzungen und Nachträge. Register), Band 18 (Jahressupplementband 1890/1891) sowie Band 19 (Jahressupplementband 1891/1892). Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Wie den Originalbildern 1-6 zu entnehmen, die Rückenfront sehr harmonisch, der üppige Goldauftrag beeindruckend. Der Buchrücken außer bei Band 9 mit nur geringer Bereibung & ohne den häufigen Einrissen oder Fehlstellen an den Oberkanten. Drei Bände mit kleinem bzw. ca. 2cm Einriss am Außengelenk, bei einem Band verläuft der Einriss noch ein kleines Stück quer. Der Buchschnitt ist gut erhalten. Außengelenk & Kanten berieben, Ecken stärker bestoßen. Die Buchdeckel fleckig, teils mit Kratzern, ein Deckel durch Buchstütze aufgehellt (damit Sie hiervon eine Vorstellung bekommen, sehen Sie sich bitte Bild 10 in der Galerie an hier der aufgehellte Deckel sowie zwei der am stärksten von Fleckigkeit betroffenen Bände dargestellt). Innen fest, die Karten & Abbildungen (bei dieser Auflage erstmals mit Chromolithographien) von sehr guter Qualität, lediglich bei einer Abbildung kleine beschädigte Stellen. Vorsätze mit Abklatsch der Lederecken & teils etwas angeschmutzt. Seiten fleckig, auf einer Kartenrückseite ein Tuschefleck, ein Seitenrand mit kleiner Kritzelei. Zwei Seiten & der innere Papierbezug eines Deckels ein Stück eingerissen. Eine Doppelseite & zwei Tafeln lose. Ein hinterer fliegender Vorsatz sowie vier Tafeln fehlen (keine gewaltsame Entnahme, sondern im Laufe der Zeit von der Falz gelöst &"verloren gegangen").. Zusätzliche Bilder & ausführlichere Informationen zu dieser Ausgabe finden Sie auf unserem eigenen Internetauftritt - Kategorie: Jahrhundertwende von 1880 bis 1945 > Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 4.Auflage

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        Souvenirs de Barbizon. J.-F. Millet. Frontispice de Felicien Rops.

      Paris, Librairie Fischbacher, 1888.. 22 x 14,5 cm, 136 p., ill. Broche, non coupe, 1er plat leg. frotte.. Exemplaire du tirage de luxe en grand papier, un des 10 de tete num. sur papier imperial du Japon (apres 5 Chine), orne de deux epreuves avant la lettre (en noir et en sanguine) d'un frontispice inedit, compose et grave a l'eau-forte par Felicien Rops (1833-1898) et du fac-simile d'un dessin a la plume de Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875).- Cette nouvelle edition (la premiere en 1876, un an apres la mort de l'artiste) ajoute au texte (Millet chez lui, notice sur JFM ) la liste des oeuvres passees depuis en vente publique, composant les collections Gavet (Drouot, 11-12 juin 1875) et Alfred Sensier (Drouot, 11-12 dec 1877) ainsi que le catalogue des eaux-fortes (coll. H. Giacomelli), une recension des opinions de la presse sur la premiere edition (1876) et une note sur le frontispice de Felicien Rops (1888). In fine, table et liste des ouvrages de Piedagnel, ami de Jules Janin et de Millet. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        Fanfare. Gewidmet dem Protector des Wiener Schützenvereines von der aus Mitgliedern des Vereines gebildeten Waldhornisten-Abtheilung.

      [Wohl Wien], 1888.. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt (farblithogr. Notenpapier mit Schmuckbordüre). Einliegend in Kartonmappe, diese mit goldener Brokatschnur gehalten in prächtigem historistischem Lederband über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Reliefprägung, breitem Rahmen mit vergoldeter Blattwerksbordüre, Messing-Eckbeschlägen, aufwendiger Goldprägung und Wappenauflage im Mittelfeld (auf blecherner Wappenkartusche ziselierte Messingauflage mit emailliertem Wappen der Stadt Wien und Umschrift "Wiener Schützen-Verein"). Die Innendeckel und die den Kartonfalz mit dem Manuskript umfassende Innenmappe mit preußischblauem Seidenbezug; die Mappe mit dem o. a. Titel in Goldprägung (innen mit weißem Papier mit Moireeprägung bezogen). Folio (290:390 mm).. Prächtig gebundenes, beschädigtes Dedikations-Musikmanuskript für die Waldhorn-Corps des Wiener Schützenvereins. Aus der Buchbinderei F. W. Papke im 4. Wiener Gemeindebezirk (am Vorderdeckel signiert). Noch 1914 führt "Lehmann's Allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger nebst Handels- und Gewerbe-Adreßbuch Wien" den Eintrag: "Papke F. W. - Buchbinderei und Musterkarten Fabrikation Specialität: Feine Liebhaber-Einbände, sowie künstlerisch vollendete Bucheinbände, Überreichungs-Adressen, Albums Portemonnaie-Kalender, Poesiebücher, Schreibmappen-Fabrikation. Permanente Ausstellung in den Salons im I. und II. Stock, Wien IV Wieden Mozartplatz neben Johann Strauß-Theater, Niederlage IV Wiedner Hauptstraße 15-17, Habighof". - Beiliegend 2 zeitgenöss. Eintrittskarten: eine unausgefüllte "Einlass-Karte zum Schützen-Zeit 1855 für Herrn ..." sowie eine "für Herrn Ahlen" ausgefüllte "Einlass-Karte" ins "Zelt der Vten Comp.". - Rücken gebrochen und restaurierungsbedürftig; Blätter mit unschönen Knickspuren.

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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..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Sammelband mit 4 Abhandlungen aus den Sitzungsberichten der Kgl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

      (Berlin, 1888).. 4°. Zus. 52 S. Moderner Pappband.. Vier erste Ausgaben, die durch die experimentellen Bestätigung der Maxwellschen Theorie besonders wichtig sind. "All the time he was in close touch with Helmholtz, sending him his papers to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them later to 'Annalen der Physik'" (DSB). - Vorhanden sind: - I: Über die Ausbreitungsgeschwindigkeit der elektrodynamischen Wirkungen. S. 197-210. - Hertz beschreibt in dieser bedeutenden Arbeit eine Versuchsanordnung, mit der es ihm gelungen ist, die endliche Fortpflanzungsgeschwindigkeit elektrischer Wellen nachzuweisen und damit die Maxwellsche Theorie experimentell zu bestätigen. "For Hertz his determination at the end of 1887 of the velocity... was the most exciting moment in the entire sequence of experiments" (DSB). - II: Über Inductionserscheinungen, hervorgerufen durch die elektrischen Vorgänge in Isolatoren. S. 885-896. - Die Arbeit enthält die Lösung zu der 1879 von der Akademie gestellten Preisaufgabe und liefert den Nachweis, dass in einem Isolator entsprechend den Anschauungen von Faraday und Maxwell sich elektromagnetische Vorgänge vollziehen können. - III: Über Strahlen elektischer Kraft. S. 1297-1307. - In dieser berühmten Arbeit beschreibt Hertz, wie er die von Maxwell aufgestellte elektromagnetische Theorie des Lichtes experimentell bestätigt hat. Er zeigt, dass die elektrischen Wellen sich ebenso wie Licht geradlinig ausbreiten und den gleichen Gesetzen der Brechung und der Reflexion unterliegen. - IV: Über einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichts auf die elektrische Entladung. S. 487-490. - Hertz beschreibt hier die bei einigen Funkenversuchen aufgetretenen Nebenerscheinungen. - Wohlerhalten. - DSB VI, 342. Four first editions. - Recent boards. A fine copy

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        Eigenh. Karte mit U. Hamburg, 24. IV. 1922 (Poststempel). Kl.-8°. 2/3 Seite. Mit Adresse.

      . . An den Politiker und Autor Fritz Wolffheim (1888-1942). - Beklagt zeitliche Anspannung und fährt fort: "Mit der Regierung habe ich gekämpft für die Jugendlichen, Aussprache mit Rathenau gehabt. Mitleidiges Bedauern das [sic!] ich nicht mehr Künstler sei u. s. w. [...] Die Ziele des neuen Bundes retten wir [...] in unserer kleinen Schule. Den Endkampf mit den imperialistischen Gewalten stelle ich mir als einen Kampf um die tiefere Ethik, die zum klassenlosen Volk und Menschengemeinschaft führt, vor [...]". - Vogeler und Wolffheim waren beide zeitweise Mitglied der "Kommunistischen Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands" (KAPD), die sich 1920 aus dem linken Flügel der "Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands" (KPD) gegründet hatte. Mit der "kleinen Schule" ist wohl die 1919 gegründete Arbeitsschule und Kommune "Barkenhoff" gemeint. Sie wurde 1923 zum Kinderheim der Gefangenen-Hilfsorganisation "Rote Hilfe". - Eine Begegnung mit dem späteren Reichs-Außenminister und Homme de Lettres, Walther Rathenau, fand zuvor wenige Monate vor dessen Ermordung statt. Rathenau wirkte seit Mai 1921 als Minister für den Wiederaufbau. H. V. ersuchte in Berlin um Unterstützung für seine Arbeitsschule. - Die Karte zeigt eine "Studie aus den Karpathen" nach einer Zeichnung von H. Vogeler. - Stellenweise geringe, unwesentliche Verwischung. - Unveröffentlicht, nicht gedruckt

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        Schau mich an! Ein Ziehbilderbuch von Lothar Meggendorfer.

      Eßlingen, Schreiber. (1888).. Halbleinenband mit buntem Deckelbild; quer 26 x 35,5 cm; 7 (von 8) bunte Tafelbilder mit Ziehmechanismus. Die Tafel "Beim Friseur" liegt in Farbkopie bei. Inhalt: Schau mich an! (Einleitungsgedicht). Tafel 1: St. Niklas kommt! (Tür klappt nach vorn auf, Niklas kommt herein, die Kinder verstecken sich). Tafel 2: Das Duett. (Vor einer Hütte sitzen zwei Schwarze und spielen Gitarre und Harmonika. Arme und Harmonika bewegen sich, die Münder gehen auf und zu). Tafel 3: Die Zimmerleute. (Zwei Zimmerleute schlagen mit Äxten auf einen Balken ein). Tafel 4: Der störrische Esel. (Ein brauner Bursche traktiert einen voll bepackten Esel mit dem Stock. Der Esel schlägt mit den Hinterbeinen aus). Tafel 5: In der Kinderstube. (Eine Kinderfrau wiegt das Baby im Kissen auf dem Arm. Der Knabe neckt mit dem Stock einen Raben). Tafel 6: Beim Friseur. (Tafel in Kopie). Tafel 7: Hausmusik. (Posaunist und Flötenspieler bewegen fleißig ihre Instumente, der Flötenspieler auch seinen Obekörper. Dabei sitzt ein Hund, der das Maul aufreißt und offensichtlich ob der Musik jault). Tafel 8: Der gefoppte Ami. (Der Hausknecjht putzt Stiefel. Die Magd schwingt den Besen, worauf der Hund Ami angesprungen kommt). de; 1. (Ecken bestoßen; Block liegt lose zwischen den Deckeln; alle Funktioen gut und leicht gängig. Tafel 1: Ziehmechanismus repariert; Niklas, Kinder und der Stuhl in Farbkopie; Randeinrisse des Deckblattes geklebt. Tafel 2: bewegliches Teil der Harmonika und ein Arm ersetzt. Tafel 3: Arme mit Beil ersetzt. Tafel 4: sehr guter Zustand. Tafel 5: Knabe ersetzt. Tafel 6: Farbkopie. Tafel 7: sehr guter Zustand. Tafel 8: Besen ersetzt. - *** Der Mechanismus von Tafel 1 ist sehr aufwendig, und dadurch bei den meisten Exemplaren kaputt. Auch bei dieser reparierten Tafel ist vorsichtiger Gebrauch zu raten, z.B. hakt der Junge beim Zurückgehen leicht hinter das Stuhlbein. - vgl. Krahe 119; Puppentheatermuseum München 125; Kohlweyer Teil 2 Nr. 383. - (Lager Vtko)

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        Ausgewählte Werke von G.-B. [J.-B.] Piranesi Teil A (Alterthümer), B (Ansichten von Rom), C (Vasen und Candelaber) und D (Entwürfe)

      Wien, AD. Lehmann, 1888.. A: 116 von 120 Tafeln, da die Doppeltafeln 32-33 und 36-37 fehlen; B: 98 von 100 Tafeln, da Doppeltafel 7-8 fehlt, C (75 Tafeln) und D (24 Tafeln) komplett, kollationiert ca 32x58 cm Tafeln (größtenteils Doppel-Tafeln) in roter Halbleinenmappe, Mappen teils etwas angestoßen, Titelblätter und Inhaltsverzeichnis auf dünnem Papier und daher teils mit leichten Einrissen und Knicken an den Rändern (teils mit Japanpapier hinterlegt), Tafeln in gutem Zustand. anderssprachige Titel: Opere Scelte di G.-B. Piranesi (Antichita, Vedute di Roma, Vasi e Candelabri, Projetti); Oeuvres Choisies de J.-B. Piranesi (Antiquites, Vues de Rome, Vases et Candelabres, projets); The Select Works of J.-B. Piranesi (Antiquities, Views of Rome, Vases and Candelabres, projects) BR11F1

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        Durch Central-Asien. Die Kirgisensteppe, Russisch-Turkestan, Bochara, Chiwa, Das Turkmenenland und Persien. Reiseschilderungen.

      Lzg., Brockhaus, 1888.. Autorisirte Deutsche Ausgabe. 4°. XI, 441 S., 160 Abb., 16 Lichtdrucktafeln u. 1 grosse gefaltete Karte von Central-Asien am Schluss. Roter OLn. mit goldgepr. Deckelschrift und ornament. schwarzprägung (Deckel u. Rücken). Marmorierter Schnitt.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der Verfaser (1844-1923) reiste 1883 nach Taschkent. Sein Plan, von hier nach Indien durchzubrechen, mißlang. Über Buchara kam er nur bis Tschardschui am Amu-darja, wo er (auf dem Fluß selbst) nach Chiwa abbiegen mußte; süd-westwärts querte er die Kara-kum nach Kisil-Arwat, dem damaligen Endpunkt der transkaspischen Eisenbahn. Nach einen vergeblichen Versuch, die Oasenstadt Merw zu erreichen, kehrte er durch Nordpersien und über den Bosporus in seine Heimat zurück. - Wertvolle Schilderungen der Sitten und Gebräuchen von Turkestan. Seltenes Werk. - Henze III, 542. - Kapital oben mit winziger Verfärbung sowie winziger Leinenfehlstelle, Rücken minim fleckig, Alte Widmung auf Vorsatz "Robert Moser". Sehr Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Russland. Handbuch für Reisende.

      Leipzig, Baedeker 1888.. Zweite Auflage. Mit 9 Karten und 15 Plänen. L, 442 S. OLwd.. Hinrichsen D458. - Sehr gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Completo Trattato Teorico e Pratico di Diritto Penale (secondo il codice unico del regno d'italia) (10 vols./ 10 Bände)

      1888/ 1889.. insgesamt ca. 10000 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ Papier altersbedingt angebräunt; Orig.Halbleder mit leichtem Abrieb; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 10 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; in ITALIENISCHER Sprache!

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        Flore Mycologique Illustree.

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

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        Atlas des Champignons comestibles et veneneux de la France et des pays circonvoisins ...

      1888. accompagne d'une monographie de ces 229 especes et d'une histoire generale des champignons ... Paris, Octave Doin, 1888. Folio. pp. xcviii, 265, xii, with 62 figures and 72 chromo-lithographed plates. Publisher's coloured pictorial blue cloth, gilt lettering. A scarce and very well illustrated handbook on the mushrooms of France. The first chapter pp. i-lxxxvii treats the history and development of mycology. The excellent plates are by Richon and lithographed by A. Lefevre. Charles Edouard Richon was a French botanist and, from 1847 practicing physician at Saint-Amand (Marne). The text is written by Ernst Roze. Nissen BBI, 1691..

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        The Rude Stone Monuments of Ireland (Co.Sligo and the Island of Achill). With 207 illustrations.

      Dublin, Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1888.. Large - 8°. VIII, 274 pages. Original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Traces of foxing to the edges only. Otherwise a very clean and firm copy of this extremely scarce publication. No copy available on the international market.. Includes: On certain Rude Stone Monuments in Sligo. / Previous known History of the Megalithic Remains at Carrowmore, near the town of Sligo / Description of and researches in the Carrowmore Series / Carn of "Misgaun Meav" and Surrounding Monuments. Comparison of Flint Implements found in the Carrowmore Monuments, with those at present in use in Australia / Carns and Stone Circle Near the town of Sligo. The "Irish Stonehenge" or the Megalith in the Deerpark / Group of Monuments near Castlegal (Cope's Mountain) / Cromleac at Cloghcor / Description of Sepulchral remains in Northern Carbury and in the Vicinity of Bundoran / Alleged Battle-Field of Northern Moytirra / Account of the Battle and Description of the Megaliths in the District / Megaliths near Tanrego, Strandhill and Ballysadare / also in the Baronies of Tirerrill, Corran and Liney / Descriptions of Megaliths in the Barony of Tireragh / District around the Base of Slievemore Mountain. Notes on: Bronze Objects allegedly to have been found in a Cromleac / Dagger-like implement of Cetaceous Bone / "Holed-Stone" at Aghade (County Carlow) / Legend of the Mermaid. Prevalence of the Story in Ireland and in various other countries / "Life of St.Ceallach" / Account of the Burial of Eoghan Bel, King of Connaught.

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        Bulwer's Works - 24 Volumes

      Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott Company, 1888. Boards are marbled with tan corners and along spine side. Spine is tan with 5 segments; dark red and black titles. Inside boards, endpages and foredges also marbled. Boards are worn along edges and spine. Some spines weak at hinges. Pages are tanned with age, no foxing, a couple of volumes have foredge stains. Text is clean and unmarked.

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        Les Reliures d'Art a la Bibliothèque Nationale

      Edouard Rouveyre, Paris. 1888. 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 Bibliothéque Nationale from the 15th century to the 18th century. Provenance: Andrea Bocca (bookplate); Bernard H. Breslauer.

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        Solferino. Mining Town N.S.W

      Sydney,: Phillip-Stephan, 1888.. Sydney,: Phillip-Stephan, 1888.. Coloured photolithograph, 283 x 352 mm; short tear and a few spots in margin, but a good copy, mounted. An unusual photolithographic view of the mining town of Solferino. "The inventors of the Process [of making a lithograph from a photograph] are Samuel Phillip and Adam Stephan... a photographer, and a lithographic printer. For some three years past, they have, in a cellar situated in Woolloomooloo, worked hard and continuously to perfect this discovery, which combines the knowledge of both trades..." (Ferguson, quoting from one of their portfolios).The results of the process are fairly bizarre: most of the prints have a distinctly surreal quality. Phillip and Stephan produced a series of landscapes, based mainly on photographs by Caire, Lindt, and Bayliss, which could be bought separately, while some were sold in sets. The company continued until 1910.This view of the famous mining town of Solferino is of particular interest for its details of miners' dwellings.Newton, 'Shades of Light', pp. 66, 67, 70, 188; see Ferguson, 14113a.

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        Mémoires du Comte de Grammont -

      Librairie L. Conquet 1888 -, Paris - 1 Grand In-8 371 pp. TIRAGE LIMITE. Celui-ci un des 500 exemplaires numerotés sur papier vélin du Marais.Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs finement et richement ornés, millésime en pied en chiffres d?or. Tranche de tête dorée. Premier plat et gardes marbrés. Intérieur très frais. Illustré de 33 compositions de Charles DELORT, gravées au burin et à l'eau forte par Léon Boisson, avec 11 planches hors texte.Très belle reliure signée CHAMPS. Parfait état En parfaite condition, magistralement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOS MADRILES. Revista semanal (del Nº 5 al 76, en un 1 VOL)

      - 3 de Noviembre de 1888 a 15 de marzo de 1890.- .- .- M.- E. Rubiños.- .- 1888.- Folio mayor.- 8 pp cada número.- Profusamente ilustrado con retratos, viñetas,dibujos. Conserva portada litografiada correspondiente al Tomo Iº y las portadas de cada número.- .- Holandesa de época con puntas rozadas.- Puntos de óx, aceptable estado.- Colaboraciones de Clarín, Estrañí, Blasco, Ossorio y Gallardo, Pérez Galdós, et, etcATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Fall Wagner

      C. G. Naumann, Leipzig 1888 - TP + 3 leaves + [1]-57 + [58], Octavo. Schaberg 54. Nietzsche had 1,000 copies of this work privately printed but 500 of them were falsely marked "Second Edition". This is one of those mistakenly marked copies. The true second edition identifies 1892 on the title page; this one is without the date, true to the mistakenly marked "zweite auflage" of 1888.In mid-1888, Nietzsche returned to the subject of Wagner and produced this polemic against his former friend and mentor whom he attacks in a volley of witty barbs against both the man and his music. By this time, Nietzsche saw Wagner as not just a singular problem but one which was symptomatic of his entire culture - both Wagner and modernity were basically decadent. Both of them, he contends, lack integrity, manifesting instead a type of anarchy in which "life no longer dwells in the whole". A Nietzschean tour-de-force.Half-cloth with newer paper label to spine, handscripted with faint lettering. Marbled boards. Very good copy of a scarce book.

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        Tent Life in Tigerland,

      Sydney and Brisbane: A. Hutchison & Son,, 1888. with which is incorporated Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier, being Twelve Years' Sporting Reminiscences of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian District. With Twenty-Two Illustrations in Chromo-Lithography. Octavo (242 × 151 mm). Late 20th-century green half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 21 plates, 4 engravings within the text. Bookplate. Spine a little faded. An excellent copy. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the frontispiece, "To Darrie Wrybrough, a good commander, a trusty friend & a good old 'spook' from nape of neck to heel – With kind regards & good wishes from the Author, James Inglis, Sydney 9 March 1900". "Apparently Inglis had so many requests for his first publication, Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier, written under his pseudonym 'Maori' that he expanded on his experiences by including his previous book with his new Tent Life in Tigerland. He describes an encounter with a rouge elephant in the Koosee Valley, a tributary of the Ganges, as well as a tiger hunting story related by his friend 'Joe'. There are also episodes describing hunts for tiger – one with the hunters hidden in shallow pits – buffalo, bear, and pig sticking. The author also recalls beats after rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, and sambur in the Oudh jungles" (Czech, Asian Big-Game Hunting, p. 110). A very attractively bound copy.

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        Revised Civil Statutes and Laws Passed by the 16th, 17th, 18th

      1888. Sayles, John. Sayles, Henry. Revised Civil Statutes and Laws Passed by the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, & 20th Legislatures of the State of Texas. To Which is Added Notes of the Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Texas. St. Louis: The Gilbert Book Co., 1888. Two volumes. Octavo (10" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary law calf, blind fillets to boards, rebacked retaining original spines with raised bands, red and black lettering pieces and early owner labels to spines, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped, minor scuffs and stains to boards, light gatoring to spines, faint dampstaining to foot of binding of Volume II. Moderate toning to text, fold lines to a few leaves. Early owner signatures (of R.C Crane and Crane & Roby) to pastedowns and free endpapers, annotations to a few leaves in each volume, interiors otherwise clean. A nice set. * This was the first digest produced by Sayles and Sayles. A standard work, it was followed by six later volumes and lives on today as Vernon's Sales' Annotated Civil Statutes of Texas. John Sayles was an important figure in the development of Texas law. A prolific author, his works, many of several volumes, include A Treatise on the Practice of the District and Supreme Courts of the State of Texas (1858), Constitution of the State of Texas (1872) and Rules of Pleading and Practice in the Courts of Record in the State of Texas (1882). Henry Sayles was his son. Babbitt, Hand List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 535.

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        North-West Mounted Police] Early Member of North-West Mounted Police in Patrol Jacket.

      J. S. Julett, Napanee, Ontario., Napanee, Ontario - [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original image: 8 7 / 16" X 6 3 / 8". [North-West Mounted Police] Unidentified member of North-West Mounted Police. Wearing what appears to be a blue undress patrol jacket with an ?Imperial Service Solar helmet & Sergeant's sword. Ca. 1888. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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 - 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORP

      18. Paperback. Fine. WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Various places (Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, MN): various publishers (E. B. Stillings & Co., Griffith-Stillings Press; The National Tribune Co.; Japs- Olson Co.), various dates (1888-1932). A large, nearly consecutive, run of this yearly journal; we offer the years from 1888 to 1932, covering the sixth through the fiftieth conventions, lacking the issues for only five years (1889, 1890, 1913, 1920, and 1929). 40 volumes. Many volumes contain illustrations from photographs of the various officers of the organization. 8vo. Two volumes are bound in half leather. Fourteen volumes are bound in cloth, with gilt-stamped title to spine, and a.e.g. Twenty-four volumes are bound in printed paper wrappers. Ex library. Tipped-in to the volume of the ninth convention, held in 1891, is a holograph, presentation letter from Mary E. Deane, President of Massachusetts Department of the W.R.C.. The half leather volumes are missing large portions of the spines and the boards are detached. The spines of the paper-wrappered volumes are sunned, with some occasional chipping to wrappers; a few of the volumes have either the front or back panel detached. The text leaves are clean and the overall condition of the group is quite good. Offered with: JOURNAL OF THE TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1890. For the Department of New Hampshire. JOURNAL OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Connecticut , Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. JOURNAL OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Missouri and Vermont. Seven separate issues covering individual state conventions. 8vo., paper wrappers. Ex library. Some occasional chipping to wrappers; one of the volumes has a detached cover. Else, near fine. The price for the collection: The Woman's Relief Corps, a post-Civil War organization, worked through local chapters to relieve the sufferings of disabled veterans, war widows, and orphans. In the North, it functioned as an auxilliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, but in the South, where the G.A.R. had no equivalent, there nonetheless were units of the Woman's Relief Corps. Separate units r

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        Angling Papers, Accompanying Catalogue of Anglers' Supplies, Manufactured by Thos. H. Chubb. The Fishing Rod Manufacturer. 1888.

      - Montpelier, Vermont. Argus and Patriot Book and Job Printing House. Post Mills, Vermont. 1888. Sixth Edition. 8vo. (7 ½ x 6). 101 pp. Illustrated frontispiece showing the Thos. Chubb factory. Text illustrations showing various departments of the Chubb factory, rods, reels, flies, and tackle accessories. Essays by James A. Henshall, 'The Rise of the Black Bass,' A. N. Cheney, 'Trout Fishing,' Geo. P. Goff, 'Fish Lore,' 'Practical Trout Fishing,' Hints on Salmon Fishing,' John R. Barton, 'Fish Hooks,' Old Izaak, 'Angling.' The book is bound in its original light green wrappers with dark green titles and illustrations. A rare tackle catalogue. OCLC locates just two examples of this edition. A fragile book. The front cover has been professionally strengthened on the verso, otherwise a very good, clean and bright book.

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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].

      [Indianapolis]: [Commandery of the State of Indiana], 1888-1922.. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. 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.

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        NOVEMBER BOUGHS

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine and portion of rear cover with some sunning; former owner name on front pastedown. Near Fine. Original maroon cloth, gilt. BAL 21430: Printing 1, Binding D (probable sequence). Portrait frontispiece; top edge gilt, others trimmed.

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street 1888 [but 1891], Philadelphia - Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market." A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. "One of the most remarkable things about Whitman is that as his health deteriorated, he increased his publishing activity. Part of the reason was his new circle of friends in Camden and Philadelphia . . . most importantly, Horace Traubel, trained as a typesetter and an active publisher and printer his whole life. He became Whitman's close friend and disciple when he was a teenager, and, as he grew up, he became Whitman's emissary to the Philadelphia/Camden printing and publishing community. . . . During the last four years of Whitman's life, from March 1888 to Whitman's death in March 1892, he recorded his daily conversations with Whitman (now published in nine volumes of well over 5000 pages), among which are detailed publication histories of Whitman's last books. The first book we have this record for is November Boughs, Whitman's attempt once again to merge poetry and prose in one book . . . [W]hen Traubel asked him when he was going to bring it out, Whitman's response was telling: "it will come out, and before long, God willing, and you, Horace Traubel, willing: for I shall need you to help me through with this expedition. . . ." Traubel would now be his lifeline to ongoing publishing activity, and it turned out he was more than up to the task. The book contains 64 poems and a lot of prose, including "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" and an essay on Elias Hicks. The poems are striking reflections on old age, and everything about this book . . . suggests a kind of November of the soul, the self heading into winter and death. Whitman worried about the binding of the book, ordering Traubel to make changes in the lettering when he saw the first sample. . . . For the third printing, bound after the poet's death, his executors moved to a deep green cloth . . . " (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Glorious unsigned photo of the sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II, (Dorothea Ulrike Alice, 1870-1932, Princess of Prussia, daughter of Emperor Friedrich III, wife, 1889, of King Constantine I of Greece)]

      1888 - in mourning for their father, the Emperor Frederick, 6" x 4", no place, no date, Queen Sophie was the third daughter of Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III, and Victoria, Empress Frederick. She was a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and married Constantine on the 27th October 1889. Princess Victoria's second marriage to Alexander Zoubkoff was disastrous as he left the Princess in a dreadful financial state.

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        Ball's Bluff Oct. 21st 1861. (Virginia)

      The Century Company, New York 1888 - Lithograph by J. Wells. From The Century Company's Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Sheet size: 7 1/4 x 7". Inventory#: p1128pmat.

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        Works - Thirty-Four Volumes

      Chapman and Hall, London - Thirty-four volumes complete, n.d. c. 1888 - Volumes One to Ten - 'History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great', viii, 458pp; viii, 490pp; vii, [1], 424pp; viii, 407pp, [1]; viii, 441pp, [1]; viii, 453pp, [1]; vii, [1], 409pp, [1]; vii, [1], 393pp, [1]; vii, [1], 445pp, [1]; viii, 392pp; Volumes Eleven to Fifteen - 'Cromwell's Letters', xvi, 339pp, [1]; xi, [1], 344pp; xi, [1], 325pp, [1]; xi, [1], 311pp, [1]; viii, 320pp; Volumes Sixteen to Eighteen - 'Translations From the German', xvi, 351pp, [1]; [8], 344pp; [8], 419pp, [1]; Volumes Nineteen to Twenty-Four - 'Essays', [6], 412pp; [6], 416pp; [6], 405pp, [1]; [6], 460pp; [6], 444pp; [6], 423pp, [1]; Volumes Twenty-Five to Twenty-Seven - 'French Revolution', ix, [1], 359pp, [1]; [8], 378pp; vii, 440pp; Volume Twenty-Eight - 'Past and Present', vii, [1], 387pp, [1]; Volume Twenty-Nine - 'Sartor Resartus', vi, 308pp; Volume Thirty - 'Latter-Day Pamphlets', [8], 421pp, [1]; Volume Thirty-One - 'Life of John Sterling', vi, [2], 342pp; Volume Thirty-Two - 'Life of Friedrich Schiller', viii,426pp; Volume Thirty-Three - 'On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History', [6], 303pp, [1] and Volume Thirty-Four - 'Early Kings of Norway and Index', [8], 380pp. Contemporary uniform half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, author in gilt to second panel, sub-titles to fourth panel, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities. Internally fairly bright and clean. Tarr notes that 'as supplies of certain volumes were exhausted, they were reissued, and apparently were arbitrarily either dated or undated. Since the records of Chapman and Hall have been destroyed, it is impossible to ascertain the frequency of these reissues or to establish any pattern of dating". Tarr D7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HORSE, FOOT, AND DRAGOONS. SKETCHES OF ARMY LIFE AT HOME AND ABROAD

      Harper & Brothers, 1888. - First edition. Decorated dark blue cloth, 176 pp., illustrated by the author, frontispiece, top edges gold gilt. Zogbaum was an illustrator that specialized in military and naval illustrations. He visited Montana, Indian Territory, and other Western locations for research purposes. This work is dedicated to Army life with sections about France, Great Britain, Germany, and the American West. The largest section applies to Army life in the West. Zogbaum's descriptions of the hardships and excitement of being on the march with a calvary column is second to none. Very light wear to the spine ends, else gold and silver gilt on titles and the designs is bright and clean. Overall a fine, bright copy. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Artistic Japan: Illustrations and Essays

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ltd. 1888-91. 6 vols., in five [all published], folio, extensively illustrated throughout, mostly coloured, some folding (one loose and torn, another torn along the fold), orig. pictorial wrappers bound in, orig. parchment boards, soiled, a couple of small tears to hinges but overall and very good set of a scarce periodical. A total of 36 monthly issues which appeared between May 1881 and May 1891. French and German editions were published simultaneously under the titles "Le Japon artistique" and "Japanischer formenschatz".

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        The Philobilon of Richard de Bury: Bishop of Durham Treasurer of Edward II

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. (Chiswick Press), 1888. Original Cloth. Very Good +. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. lxxxv +259 pages. Front cover with two bookplates, one of Wilhem[us] Cooke and the other redacted/obscured in black ink. Endpapers lightly foxed and toned, but pages otherwise bright and clean and free from marking, soiling or staining. Title page in red and black, and pages well printed with wide margins. Frontispiece of seal present with protective tissue. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Bound in (near?) contemporary waxed cloth with gilt tile to front cover and gilt title, author and publisher to spine. Spine a little sunbleached and very light rubbing to extremities. A spectacular copy of this reprinting on de Bury's work on the love of books and book collecting in Latin with English translation. It also contains biographical and historical materials. A scarce work about an even rarer work (selling for six figures when available on the market). A must for any serious bibliophile. A very good example of this scarce work.

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        La Maison d'Hébrard issue des Comtes Hébrard, ducs de Frioul, marquis de Trévise.

      Agen 1888 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. gr. in-4, 197-(2) pp. et 165 pp., tabl. généal. dépl., index, très nombreux blasons dans le texte, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs (rel. de l'époque). Saffroy, II, 43740. Bon exemplaire.

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        LE COSTUME HISTORIQUE. Cinq cents planches, trois cents en couleurs, or et argent, deux cents en camaïeu. Edición original

      Firmin-Didot, Paris 1888 - Gran folio (19,8x22 cm), 6 vols. (Vol. 1): II págs., XXVII págs., 196 págs., 12 láminas litográficas en negro y ocre, 36 págs.; (vol. 2): 173 págs. no numeradas, 88 láminas color; (vol. 3): 131 págs. no numeradas, 95 láminas color; (vol. 4): 133 págs no numeradas, 99 láminas color; (vol. 5): 132 págs. no numeradas, 94 láminas color; (vol. 6): 147 págs. no numeradas, 97 láminas color. Punto de óxido en alguna página de los dos primeros tomos, el resto de los vols. en perfecto estado. Excelente encuadernación. Media piel con puntas, hierros, lomo decorado con adornos y florones dorados, corte superior tintado. Magnífico ejemplar. Interesantísima publicación de gran interés iconográfico sobre la historia de la moda en todos los países, desde la antigüedad clásica hasta el s. XIX, magníficamente ilustrada en un total de seis grandes volúmenes que incluyen quinientas láminas de gran calidad, trescientas en color y doscientas a una tinta, que ocupan un papel muy importante en la historia de la tipografía francesa, sobretodo por el uso magistral de la técnica croomolitográfica. El conjunto muestra una visión global de la moda en todas las partes del mundo y a través de todos los tiempos, no sólo en los ropajes externos (túnicas, quimonos, abrigos, capotes, casacas, levitas, vestidos, sombreros, zapatos, polainas, tocados, etc.), sino también en todas las piezas internas usadas especialmente por el género femenino (corsés, enaguas, visos, medias, etc.), sin olvidar interesantes detalles de adorno, como aderezos o fruncidos. El último volumen incluye una introducción general con interesantes explicaciones históricas muy documentadas, un índice analítico de las láminas con notas bibliográficas, índices geográficos y etnográficos, y 12 láminas a una tinta que presentan vestidos nacionales europeos. Moda. Historia. Arte. Iconografía. Artes aplicadas. Fashion. History. Art. Iconography. Applied arts.

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street, 1888 [but 1891]. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market." A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. & "One of the most remarkable things about Whitman is that as his health deteriorated, he increased his publishing activity. Part of the reason was his new circle of friends in Camden and Philadelphia . . . most importantly, Horace Traubel, trained as a typesetter and an active publisher and printer his whole life. He became Whitman's close friend and disciple when he was a teenager, and, as he grew up, he became Whitman's emissary to the Philadelphia/Camden printing and publishing community. . . . During the last four years of Whitman's life, from March 1888 to Whitman's death in March 1892, he recorded his daily conversations with Whitman (now published in nine volumes of well over 5000 pages), among which are detailed publication histories of Whitman's last books. The first book we have this record for is November Boughs, Whitman's attempt once again to merge poetry and prose in one book . . . [W]hen Traubel asked him when he was going to bring it out, Whitman's response was telling: "it will come out, and before long, God willing, and you, Horace Traubel, willing: for I shall need you to help me through with this expedition. . . ." Traubel would now be his lifeline to ongoing publishing activity, and it turned out he was more than up to the task. The book contains 64 poems and a lot of prose, including "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" and an essay on Elias Hicks. The poems are striking reflections on old age, and everything about this book . . . suggests a kind of November of the soul, the self heading into winter and death. Whitman worried about the binding of the book, ordering Traubel to make changes in the lettering when he saw the first sample. . . . For the third printing, bound after the poet's death, his executors moved to a deep green cloth . . . " (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt,, 1888. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Small quarto. Original white limp boards, titles to spine in black and to upper board in red, pictorial design top upper board in black. Frontispiece and 3 plates. Boards rubbed, dulled, creased, and tanned, front hinge cracked, dampstain to lower board and rear endpapers and dark spots to some late pages, spine cracked between pages 88 and 89. A good copy. First edition of Wilde's only collection of children's stories, including The Selfish Giant, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. "In all cases they are on the child's side, celebrating the courage and generosity of the poor and vulnerable, while their satire mocks the kind of pomposity and hypocrisy children can recognize" (ODNB).

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        Merveilles Biographiques et Historiques ou Chroniques du Cheikh Abd-El-Rahman El Djabarti [1888-1896]

      Imprimerie Nationale 1888 - Complete in 9 volumes. (334) (309) (276) (298) (235) (328) (429) (382) (335). 4to. French. Hardcover. Quarter bound in green leather with green boards. Six compartments, five gilt trimmed raised bands. Gilt text to spine. Sunning to spines. Some spines scuffed. Volume I, several pages creased or torn, many repaired. Volume II, clean, unmarked pages in great condition.Colume III, clean, unmarked pages in great condition.Volume IV, spotting to first pages otherwise, pages are clean, unmarked and in good condition.Volume V, frontis loose, otherwise, pages are clean, unmarked, and in good condition. Volume VI, clean, unmarked pages in great condition.Volume VII, title page torn and repaired. Volume VIII, title page torn and repaired. Volume IX, frontis torn. Monthly first hand account of late 1800s Cairo. Please feel free to view our pictures. Ships daily.This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Merveilles biographiques et historiques : ou, Chroniques du cheikh Abd-el-Rahman el Djabarti / traduites de l'arabe par Chefik Mansour bey, Abdulaziz Kalil bey, Gabriel Nicolas Kalil bey et Iskender Ammoun effendi"

      "Le Caire : Imprimerie Nationale, 1888-1896" "Le Caire : Imprimerie Nationale, 1888-1896", 1888. 1st Edition. Physical description: 9 v. ; 27 cm. Subjects: Egypt -- History -- 640-1882. Language: French. "Very good copies bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Slightly worn gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Many of the pages of volume 1 are torn and loose, with previous owner's pencil marks throughout, up to page 150. Provenance: From the library of Thomas Wentworth Russell and Dorothea Russell with 2 bookplates (1 armorial) to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains quite well-preserved overall. "

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        Biblioteca Colombina. Catlogo de sus libros impresos... [Seven Volumes].

      Sevilla: Imp. de E. Rasco, etc... 1888-1948.. 326; xliv, 323; viii, 338; 373; 351; 351; viii, 322 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First editions. Palau 29407. Jones 447. Parreno Sale 909. "publicado por primera vez en virtud de acuerdo del Excmo. Ilmo. Sr. den y cabildo de la Santa Metropolitana y Patriarcal Iglesia de Sevilla bajo la inmediata direccon de su bibliotecario el ilmo. Sr. Dr. D. Servando Arbol y Faraudo, con notas bibliogrficas del Dr. D. Simn de la Rosa y Lpez." This is the complete set as issued of printed books from the library of Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher. Tomo 1: A-B. Imp. de E. Rasco, 1888; 2: C-D. Imp. de E. Rasco, 1891; 3: E-H. Tip. Dias Carballo, 1894; 4: H-L. Impr. de Izopuierdo y Comp., la dir. de Don Jos Roca y Ponsa; 5: M-P, Imp. de Sobrinos de Izquierdo, la dir. Don Jos Moreno Maldonado; 6: P-S, Imp. de Sobrinos de Izquierdo; 7: T-Z . Madrid, Consejo sup. de investigacione scientificas, 1948. Notas bibliogr. de D. Simon de la Rosa Lopez y D. Francisco Garcia Madueno, rev. e indices Don Ramon Paz y Remolar. Prologo de D. Joaquin de Entrambasaguas." Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreo, with his bookplate. Scarce as first editions in original wraps. Spines worn and chipped, some wrappers sunned, reattached on one volume, detached on another, bookplate on half title to one volume, otherwise contents very good.

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        Complete Poems and Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855-1888 [Leaves of Grass] (Signed First Edition, with ALS from Horace Traubel)

      Philadelphia: Ferguson Brothers, 1888. Small quarto. First printing of this edition. First issue, binding A, with no statement of limitation. Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetry and prose, and the seventh edition (13th printing) of "Leaves of Grass." SIGNED by Whitman on the title page of "Leaves of Grass," and again on a tipped-in autographed note at the front pastedown, in blue crayon, to the Ferguson Brothers of Philadelphia, the printers of this volume. & & Tipped on to the two front flyleaves is an autographed note signed by Horace Traubel (dated 1908) to the collector William Gable, in Gable's home town of Altoona. Traubel was Whitman's friend, protector, and literary executor, and here describes the poet and refers to biographer John Addington Symonds' pronouncement of this volume as "Whitman's Bible." & & An important title in the Whitman bibliography, collecting "Leaves of Grass," "Specimen Days and Collect," and "November Boughs," with a "Note at the Beginning" included for this edition. & & Publisher's half bound marbled boards backed in dark green cloth, paper spine label, leaves uncut. Front hinge professionally reinforced and light shelfwear, else Near Fine. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.& & Myerson A2.7.m, B2.

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