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        The Black Arrow; A Tale of the Two Roses.

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

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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich [Grossherzoglich] Mecklenburgischen Füsilier-Regiments Nr. 90, 1788-1888

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

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        Intracranial Tumours

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

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        La cuisine classique.

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

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        Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail. Illustrated by Frederick Remington

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

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        THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING. By T.E. Pritt.

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

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

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped, with slight lean to spine. Tissue guard missing from frontispiece. Rear endpaper missing Reprint, unexpergated edition Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 392pp. This seemingly insignificant book is from the Mermaid Series of Best Plays of the Old Dramatists belonged to Aubrey Beardsley. On the ffep a hand drawn bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley is pasted, dated Xmas, 1888. On the half title page there is the signature A V Beardsley, Xmas 1888. On the reverse of the frontispiece in the top corner is an ink stamp BEARDSLEY.

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        Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      London : Richard Bentley & Son 1888 - 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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        "Napoleon at St. Helena / by Barry Edward O'Meara, his late surgeon [complete in 2 volumes]"

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Black Arrow. A Tale of the Two Roses

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

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        Les chasseurs.

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

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        FRANKENSTEIN Routledge's Pocket Library

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. xv + 317 pp. + 1 ad page for Routledge's Pocket Library at rear. With author's preface. Publisher's marbled boards, green cloth spine with black gilt-lettered title label on it. Near Fine condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Chipping to marbled paper at back and light shelf wear, else fine.A very handsome copy of an early pocket edition, 5 1/2" tall and 4" wide.

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        Le Alpi.

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

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

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

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        WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS, AND OF SCOTLAND. HISTORICAL, TRADITIONARY, AND IMAGINATIVE.

      London. Walter Scott 1888 - 12 volumes octavo 6 1/2 x 5 inches- VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN HALF GREEN CALF WITH RED LEATHER LETTERING LABELS, GILT EMBOSSED SPINES AND MARBLED BOARDS AND ENDPAPERS. Complete and in good solid condition. A very good and pretty set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        MARK TWAIN'S LIBRARY OF HUMOR

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

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        THE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. IN THREE VOLUMES. (3 Volumes, Set)

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

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        THE RECLUSE.

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

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        Ueber die Spectren der Elemente

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

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        Robert Elsmere

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

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        POEMS AND ESSAYS By MARY SMITH 1888 rare

      MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE 1888 - TITLE: POEMS AND ESSAYS By MARY SMITH 1888 rare AUTHOR: MARY SMITH PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE, AL - 1888 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Poetry BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Green BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. MOTOR PRINTING WORKS, MOBILE, AL - 1888. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! RARE. CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. There is minor spotting or smudges to the front board in a couple of places. There is some moderately heavy foxing and age browning present on the inside endpapers. There is an old style inscription on the inside board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 64 pages. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THIS TIME!!!! RARE. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 10 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004648 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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        The Works

      [Various places, various publishers,], 1888&#150;1919. [The Little Minister; A Window in Thrums; Half Hours; Better Dead; The Young Visitors; Der Tag; Peter and Wendy; When a Man&#39;s Single; What Every Woman Knows; An Edinburgh Eleven; Echoes of the War; Tommy and Grizel; Auld Licht Idylls; Alice Sit-by-the Fire; Sentimental Tommy; My Lady Nicotine; The Little White Bird; Margaret Ogilvy.] 20 volumes, octavo, but assorted sizes. Finely bound uniformly by Bickers and Sons in blue half morocco, gilt title and decoration to spines, raised bands, cloth boards, Ex Libris, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the Publisher&#39;s cloth spine/board bound in at back of some volumes. Included in the collection is "Young Visiters" by Daisy Ashford, with a preface by Barrie, in original grey paper boards with protective box uniform with the rest of of the set. Frontispieces to several volumes. A very good, clean set. Der Tag" is a Second Edition. All other titles are First Editions.

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        ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING NUMEROUS PRESSED BOTANICAL SPECIMENS WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTES AND DATES

      Rothley: Not Appropriate, 1888. A 19th Century Herbarium album autographed "C. E. Trevelyan, Rothley, Northumberland, 1881" to the first page. This is Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, KCB (2 April 1807 - 19 June 1886) British civil servant and colonial administrator. Infamous for his involvement in, and remarks regarding The Irish famine as Assistant Secretary to HM Treasury (1840-1859). C. E. Trevelyan inherited Wallington Hall, nr. Rothley Northumberland in 1879 from his cousin Walter Calverly Trevelyan, and presumably, it was while at Wallington that Charles started to assemble this herbarium album. It contains approximately 200 botanical specimens; each specimen mounted on a separate sheet, with four sheets per page. The majority of specimens were collected within the neighbourhood of Rothley, in or around the year 1888, each with name, location and date in the hand of C. E. T., and generally concentrates on the more interesting wild flowers including a number of orchid species. It would appear that the album was continued after the Death of Sir Charles as some of the specimens are of a later date. Others are collected elsewhere in the British Isles (Scilla verna Land&#39;s End 1896; other locations - North Wales, Near Bath, Isle of Skye etc). A few are from Norway and some collected by others E. Edwards 1902 Isle of Wight, Mrs Chapman Norway 1892, various specimens from Miss R. Lempriere in Surrey. There is some old insect damage but most specimens are in good condition. The leather spine of the album is missing, otherwise generally worn, but all pages still firmly bound in. A fascinating item with outstanding provenance.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio.

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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. First edition. Cloth. 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. 8vo. 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.

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        Colton&#39;s General Atlas of the World, Containg Two Hundred and Twelve Maps and Plans, on One Hundred and Forty-two Imperial Folio Sheets, Drawn by G. Woolworth Colton. Accompanied by Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Letter-Press Descriptions

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1888. Bound in half modern maroon morocco leather with raised bands and gilt tooled designs and lettering on spine, all edges gilt. Retains blind stamped gilt decorrated and lettered grey cloth boards. Numerous hand colored maps. Just quite lovely. Photos available upon request.. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        Wessex Tales

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1888 - FIRST EDITION, 1/634 COPIES, IN THE PUBLISHER'S CLOTH BINDING. Two volumes. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt spine titles. Edges uncut. Light wear to cloth at oints and extremities, corners slightly bumped, spine somewhat cocked. Elegant bookplate at front pastedowns. Cloth clean and bright, text clean. An excellent copy housed in custom slipcase and chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Extracts Principally from English Classics: showing that the legal suppression of M. Zola&#39;s novels would logically involve the bowdlerizing of some of the greatest works in English literature

      London: none, 1888. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good+ copy of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION and not the copy sometimes mistaken for it which John Carter dubbed the "pirated reprint". (This copy is in Very Good condition has been rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. The spine tail shows some damage to the leather and there are a few mild rubs on the spine. The boards show a mild curve.) The pirated, near facsimile edition bears the 1888 date, but was published about 40 years later than the genuine First edition, First printing offered here. (The pirated edition is now known as the Max Harzof edition, published ca. early 1920s). As best we can determine, very few copies of the Genuine Original First Edition, offered here exist. (William Colburn-author of the article from which much of the bibliographical information in this description is taken- located only 24 copies, most of them in institutions, although he speculated that there likely are more than that number in existence). This copy has been rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. The spine tail shows some damage to the leather and there are a few mild rubs on the spine. It contains the letter from Vizetelly to Sir A.K. Stephenson, solicitor to the Treasury, preceding the main text in which Vizetelly protests the intervention of the Government in the case against him. Vizetelly was the publisher most responsible for introducing Zola to England&#39;s reading public. From 1884 to 1889, Vizetelly published 17 of Zola&#39;s works translated into English, all at affordable prices. Though sanitized a bit for the English reader, the National Vigilance Association objected to them and Vizetelly was charged with publishing obscene libels. After his conviction in 1988 for publishing "The Soil" ("La Terre") (labeled by the solicitor-general as a work of "bestial obscenity"), wherein he was enjoined from publishing Zola translations, Vizetelly continued nevertheless to do so, was convicted again, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment. The book at hand was published by Vizetelly in response, citing and quoting numerous English authors from Shakespeare to Swinburne wherein those authors made references to fornication, whores, and related matters. In Very Good condition, this copy meets all points required of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. A VERY SCARCE BOOK.

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        Hrvatsko-Slavonska Farmakopoea. Pharmacopoea Croatico-Slavonica.

      Nakladom Kr. Hrv.-Slav. Dalm. Zemaljske Vlade, Zagreb 1888 - Gr.-8vo. XVLII, 716 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel auf 4 unechten Bünden. Beruht auf der 2. ungarischen Ausgabe von 1888. - Titelbl. m. Eckabriß unter Verlust d. halben Haupttitels. Rücken fleckig, oben berieben. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People

      Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888. Hardcover bound in reddish cloth with gilt stamping on spine, b/w engraving of King Kalakaua I as frontis, illustrated with b/w engravings, 530 pages. No Edition Stated - Presumed 1st Edition. This is a former library copy in library binding with several library stamps, and rear end papers lightly worn where pocket was removed. Binding lightly worn in spots along edge, unevenly faded, paper is moderately age toned, smudges and soiling along page margins, frontis has tear along spine, repaired tear on fore-edge of page 79, chip/open tear on fore-edge of on illustration of Small Temple on Kauai, 1793. While a bit worn, a solid copy of this scarce work. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Extracts principally from English Classics:

      London,, 1888. showing that legal suppression of M. Zola&#39;s novels would logically involve the bowdlerizing of some of the greatest works in English literature. Quarto, pp. 4, 87. Near-contemporary citron half calf, longitudinal spine label, yellow cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Bookplate of Lila Ross Hotz (first wife of the influential US publisher Henry Luce), dated Paris 1915. Extremities rubbed, rusting to stab-holes where originally side-stapled, endleaves very lightly foxed, still a good copy. First edition. During some years in France, the publisher Henry Vizetelly (1820&#150;1894) acquired a taste for French roulette tables, wine and literary realism. Between 1884 and 1888 he published a sequence of English translations of Zola "that &#133; turned him into a reluctant martyr, one of the early heroes of the fight against oppressive literary censorship which culminated in the lifting of the ban on Lady Chatterley&#39;s Lover in 1960" (ODNB). On 31 October 1888 he was fined £100 for publishing The Soil (La Terre), which the solicitor-general branded a work of "bestial obscenity". Vizetelly, on his counsel&#39;s advice, had pleaded guilty and promised to withdraw all his Zola translations from sale, although only a few weeks earlier he had issued this pamphlet consisting of passages from famous works of English literature (Shakespeare principally of course, with judicious selections from other dramatists and Swift, Smollett, Sterne, Fielding, Byron and Shelley, among others) which ought by the same reasoning to have been censored. The introduction also includes some supporting extracts from Macaulay, Henry James, Andrew Lang and Zola himself.

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        Rippey's Index Map of Baltimore

      1888 - This large, highly detailed map of Baltimore was published as part of Rippey's 1888 Business Guide of Baltimore. The map extends south from the northern city line to the Patapsco River, and from Irvington in the west to Highland Park in the east. Neighborhoods of the city's central district are hand-colored and numbered, with outlying neighborhoods labeled but uncolored. Streets are drawn and labeled with names as well as numbers as per a key in the lower left. The index also includes industrial centers, docks, hospitals, and various other significant locales in the city such as Fort Henry Parks are charmingly decorated with trees and bushes, and cemeteries also include representative icons that help to distinguish among the city's multiple green spaces. Numbers running around the borders of the map correspond to a street index originally included to the left of the map, missing from this copy. The map is in very good condition with bright colors and crisp detail. Some chips and tears to margins not affecting the image. Narrow left margin. Joseph Rippey made a number of city guides that detailed business houses and places of general interest. This large map of Baltimore is a fine document for any resident of Baltimore, past or present. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 27.25" x 32.75".

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        BABES OF THE YEAR

      1888. 2. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. BABES OF THE YEAR by Edith Thomas. NY: Frederick Stokes 1888. Small 4to (7 5/8 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed else VG++, clean and fresh. Illustrated by Humphrey with 12 magnificent full page chromolithographs of beautiful little children, each holding the flower of that particular month. Printed on heavy stock, the colors are beautiful. One page of verse for each illus. (with line illustrations on verse pages). Quite scarce.

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        Extracts Principally from English Classics: showing that the legal suppression of M. Zola&#39;s novels would logically involve the bowdlerizing of some of the greatest works in English literature

      London: none, 1888. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good+ copy of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION and not the copy sometimes mistaken for it which John Carter dubbed the "pirated reprint". (This copy is in Very Good condition has been rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. The spine tail shows some damage to the leather and there are a few mild rubs on the spine. The boards show a mild curve.) The pirated, near facsimile edition bears the 1888 date, but was published about 40 years later than the genuine First edition, First printing offered here. (The pirated edition is now known as the Max Harzof edition, published ca. early 1920s). As best we can determine, very few copies of the Genuine Original First Edition, offered here exist. (William Colburn-author of the article from which much of the bibliographical information in this description is taken- located only 24 copies, most of them in institutions, although he speculated that there likely are more than that number in existence). This copy has been rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. The spine tail shows some damage to the leather and there are a few mild rubs on the spine. It contains the letter from Vizetelly to Sir A.K. Stephenson, solicitor to the Treasury, preceding the main text in which Vizetelly protests the intervention of the Government in the case against him. Vizetelly was the publisher most responsible for introducing Zola to England&#39;s reading public. From 1884 to 1889, Vizetelly published 17 of Zola&#39;s works translated into English, all at affordable prices. Though sanitized a bit for the English reader, the National Vigilance Association objected to them and Vizetelly was charged with publishing obscene libels. After his conviction in 1988 for publishing "The Soil" ("La Terre") (labeled by the solicitor-general as a work of "bestial obscenity"), wherein he was enjoined from publishing Zola translations, Vizetelly continued nevertheless to do so, was convicted again, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment. The book at hand was published by Vizetelly in response, citing and quoting numerous English authors from Shakespeare to Swinburne wherein those authors made references to fornication, whores, and related matters. In Very Good condition, this copy meets all points required of the GENUINE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. A VERY SCARCE BOOK.

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        L' EHI CH' AL SCUSA... ALL' ESPOSIZIONE.

      Sauer & Barigazzi 1888 IL COMITATO ESECUTIVO. IN-FOLIO, M. TELA. PERIODICO UMORISTICO BOLOGNESE PUBBLICATO IN OCCASIONE DELL' ESPOSIZIONE UNIVERSALE. DAL N. 1° (9 FEBBRAIO 1888) AL N° 23 (1 DICEMBRE 1888). RACCOLTA RARISSIMA DI QUESTO GIORNALE ARRICCHITO DI INNUMEREVOLI ILLUSTRAZIONI CARICATURALI DI NASICA, KAROLHO, PIRULA ED ALTRI RAFFIGURANTI PERSONAGGI E SCENE POPOLARI E RELIGIOSE DELL' EPOCA, IN GRAN PARTE A PIENA E DOPPIA PAGINA ANCHE A COLORI. NON RISULTA NELLE BIBLIOGRAFIE BOLOGNESI. CURIOSO, INTERESSANTE, INTROVABILE. CONSERVAZIONE BUONA, A PARTE INSIGNIFICANTI STRAPPETTI MARGINALI.

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        Kitab al-Maqamat Al-Adabiyah

      al-Matba'ah al-Mubarakah al-Bahiyah, Misr (Egypt) 1888 - 4, 324, half black sheepskin, gilt titles, black cloth, some wear to covers and spine. Arabic text, printed 1308 AH. The full Arabic text of Al-Hariri's Maqamat (Assemblies) a collection of picaresque tales demonstrating the complexity and beauty of the Arabic language. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historique du 9e Regiment de Cuirassiers

      Berger-Levrault Et Cie, Paris and Nancy 1888 - Original quarter brown calf with brown marbled boards. Five raised bands embossed with decorative gilt designs and title. Slight wear to the top edge of the front board. Mild age toning to the pages.Marbled paste downs and end papers. Green silk ribbon page marker.Errata. Index. A detailed complete regimental history. Cuirassiers were mounted cavalry soldiers equipped with armour and firearms, first appearing in late 15th-century Europe. A very rare French Regimental in excellent condition. BNF locates 2 copies. OCLC and Copac locate none. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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