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        La Reliure de Luxe. Le Livre et L'Amateur. Limited edition

      Paris Edourd Rouveyre 1888. VG : in very good condition with gilt decorated fleur de lys eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Darkening to page ends. Light foxing. Teg 486/900 Brown Half-Morocco cover 243pp, v :: Tissue guarded plates and b/w illustrations in the text including double -page frontispiece by Adeline :: 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7") :: Text in French. Volume on luxury book binding. Illustrations unedites, reproduites d'apres les types originaux par Aron Freres et Dessins de G. Fraipont, C. Kurner, M. Perret

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Il Bescapè - Gazzetta Novarese - 1888-1898 ( Undici annate in tre volumi ), Novara, Tip. Reina Pietro, 1888

      31 x 45, pp. 4/6 per ogni giornale - Settimanale cattolico conservatore ( che esce per la prima volta il 5 maggio 1882 ) - diretto da Pietro Reina, proprietario della tipografia che stampa il periodico - Articoli e dibattiti a carattere locale ma anche nazionale , con dichiarazione in testata anti-massonica negli anni dal 1893 alla fine ) . Nella ultima pag. 4 sempre pubblicità locale., RILEGATI IN UNICO VOLUME in mz. perg. con danni al piatto e alcuni dei primi e gli ultimi giornali con macchie, quattro anni : ANNO VII - 1888 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( mancano i num. 5,7,14,26) ANNO VIII - 1889 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( manca il n. 20) ANNO IX - 1890 - dal n. 1 al. 52 ( mancano i n. 7, 9, 12, 23, 24, 25, 34, 35) ANNO X - 1891 - dal n. 1al 52 ( completo) RILEGATI IN UNICO VOLUME in mz. perg. con danni a piatti anteriore e posteriore , e alcuni dei primi e gli ultimi giornali con macchie, quattro anni : ANNO XI - 1892 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( completo) ANNO XII - 1893 - dal n. 1 al 52 ( mancano i n. 15, 17, 45) ANNO XIII- 1894 - dal n. 1 al 52 (completo) ANNO XIV- 1895 - dal n. 1 al 52 (completo ) RILEGATI IN UNICO VOLUME in mz. perg. con titoli al dorso e piatto un po' consunto, tre anni : ANNO XV - 1896 - dal n. 1 al n. 52 (completo) ANNO XVI- 1897 - dal n. 1 al n. 52 ( manca il solo n.) ANNO XVIII -1898 - dal n. 1 al n. 20 del 14 maggio ULTIMO NUMERO USCITO , nel quale viene stampato " Con rincrescimento dobbiamo annunziare ai nostri abbonati e lettori che con questo numero il Bescafè cessa le sue pubblicazioni ... " La collezione può considerarsi rara VENDITA IN BLOCCO A

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Die Suggestion und ihre Heilwirkung. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von Sigm. Freud. Mit Abbildungen im Text. Erste (und zweite) Hälfte.

      " Kl. 4°, 16 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis, Titel, III-XVIII, 144 Seiten; Seite 145-414, 1 Blatt, XIV-XXVI. Zwei Bände in der überaus seltenen illustrierten Originalbroschur mit ausführlichem Titelaufdruck auf den Vorderdeckeln. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Bernheims epochalem Werk und zugleich Erstausgabe der Übersetzung, der Vorrede des Übersetzers und der Nachbemerkung von Sigmund Freud in einem weitestgehenden Originalzustand. So sehr selten. Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1888a-1889a und 1889d für das Nachwort. Die broschierten Deckel neu aufgezogen, nur von Band 2 Teile der Rückenbeschriftung erhalten. An den Rändern zeitbedingt und wie üblich leicht nachgedunkelt. Innen ohne Anstreichungen o.ä. Aus dem Vorbesitz des ersten deutschen Arztes für Psychotherapie Fritz Mohr.Die Krankengeschichten des zweiten Teils des Werkes wurden von O. von Springer übersetzt. Ernest Jones schreibt, sich auf Freuds Selbstdarstellung stützend, in seiner Biografie über die Bedeutung von Freuds Studienaufenthalt in Nancy und dass die von ihm beobachteten Hypnoseexperimente ihm eine Vorstellung davon vermittelten, dass es eine wirkungsvolle, aber dem Bewusstsein verborgen bleibende Kraft im Menschen geben müsse, das Unbewußte. "

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        [Scrap Book]: A Collection of Wood-Engraved Scenic "Hudson River School" American Landscapes and Related Views (circa 1888)

      [Philadelphia]. (1888). Oblong quarto. Measures approximately 14.5" x 11". 60 thick-paper leaves bound in full morocco, printed decorative endpapers. Boards stamped in blind and gilt, with owner's name: "William Henry Beard, March 4th, 1888" in gilt on the front board. Binder's ticket: "Shipman's Patent, Invoice & Scrap Book" on the front pastedown. Scuffing to the edges, very good. A large and meticulously assembled collection of wood-engravings clipped from various late-19th Century periodicals, neatly aligned and tipped-in on the versos and rectos of all sixty leaves. The album opens with a cut-out color printed paper bird mounted above a printed card: "An Affectionate Greeting." There follows two full-page wood-engraved portraits of John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia merchant who is considered the father of modern advertising and marketing, and George W. Childs, owner of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and an important real estate developer. Both men were great philanthropists throughout the 1880s. The album contains numerous scenic landscapes in the dramatic style of the Hudson River School: mountains, valleys, waterfalls, rivers, bays, mills, etc. in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and elsewhere in New England and throughout the entire country. Also included are street scenes, monuments, and views of towns. A beautiful collection. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The True Cause Of Insanity Explained

      First edition. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original full green cloth with the title stamped in gilt on the front and spine, blind-stamped decorations on both boards, all edges red. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 188 pp. Bookseller's ink-stamp of Francis Delilez of Minneapolis on the front free end paper. Minor wear at corners and head and heel, otherwise fine. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Le Costume Historique (6 Volumes)

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

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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].

      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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La Palestine illustrée. Collection de vues receuillies en Orient reproduites par la phototypie et accompagnées d'un texte explicatif par Ph. Bridel.

      Quer-Folio (25x36 cm). 6 S. und jeweils 1 Seite erklärender Text zu 100 Fototafeln. Lose in Lieferungsumschlägen. 1.-10. livraison = volume 1 et 2 (sur 4) Vol. 1: De Jaffa à Jérusalem. - Vol. II: De Jéruslaem à Hébron. - Edition originale. Il manque le vol. III: Samarie et côte maritime - vol. IV: Gallilée et Liban. - Lieferungsumschläge stellenweise etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig.. Mit wenigen kleinen Randläsuren. - Eine der umfangreichsten Bildikonografien der Region. - Selten. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        This is ye Log of ye [in pencil, hand-lettered with a drawing of a log] good Yacht "Truant" her Cruise with a Cargo of Doctors, Commodore Chas. A. Cheever, Commanding, Summer of 1882

      privately printed [No place: privately printed. 1888?]. Oblong octavo. Pictorial wrappers. 184pp. Typewritten on rectos only, paper watermarked with the date 1882. Very good condition; negligible wear. A presumably unknown privately printed yachting yarn associated with a known yachting aficionado and a remarkable, handicapped inventor who erected and owned the first telephone lines in New York City. Charles A. Cheever's (1852-1900) obituary describes him as a noted electrical inventor "who organized various sub-telephone companies in New York State and erected and owned the first telephone lines in New York City." To prove the commercial viability of the telephone, Cheever staged a public demonstration wherein he connected his office in the Tribune building with the American Institute Fair. From this, the strains of music from the band were head over the telephone wire. [Auburn Democrat Argus, May 4, 1900, p. 8]. Cheever was a recognizable figure on the streets of New York where he was affectionately known by all as "Commodore Cheever" by the city's inhabitants: "Mr Cheever was a great lover of yachting. He was a member of the New York and Seawanhaka Corinthian yacht clubs, being one of the early promoters of the latter. He was greatly interested in the sailing of small yachts, and owned first the sloop yacht Truant and afterward the schooner yacht Crusader." The "Truant" begins her trip on August 18 1882 leaving Newport, [Rhode Island] Harbor, laden with her "cargo of doctors" [names as of yet unidentified] and returns September 1st. The item is a novelty being laid out and written in the format of a ship's log, but then bursting forth, at random, into humorous verse, presumably from Cheever. Destinations and activities mentioned include, in part, Nantucket Harbor, Cape Cod, Cohasset Harbor, reeling in the blue fish, swimming, dining, and general joviality. From infancy, Cheever was paralyzed from the waist down. He never weighed more than 77 pounds. A servant carried Cheever on his back throughout the streets of New York. [Ref., K.A. Wilson, "A review of early telephone history in New York City: telephone events related to New York City before the commercial introduction of the telephone: history of the first company, the Telephone Company of New York, and the founding of its successor, the Bell Telephone Company of New York. New York: New York Telephone Co.", 1950, typescript]. Not in OCLC, and presumably unrecorded. .

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        ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LE PROVINCIE NAPOLETANE. Pubblicato a cura della Società di Storia Patria.

      Società Napoletana di Storia Patria 1888 - 1901 In-8, fascicoli in bross. di circa 200 pp. cad. Di questa pubblicazione trimestrale disponiamo delle segg. annate: 1888 (anno XIII) - 1889 (anno XIV) - 1890 (anno XV) - 1891 (anno XVI) - 1892 (anno XVII) - 1893 (anno XVIII) - 1894 (anno XIX) - 1895 (anno XX) - 1896 (anno XXI) - 1897 (anno XXII); unito: un fascicolo di indice generale dei voll. I - XX 1876-1895. - 1898 (anno XXIII) - 1899 (anno XXIV) - 1900 (anno XXV) - 1901 (anno XVI) Alcune brossure presentano tracce d?uso ma complessivamente in buono stato di conservazione. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        Thomas Otway. [Aubrey Beardsley's own copy with his original hand drawn ink bookplate, signature and name stamp.]

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1888.. Reprint, unexpergated edition. Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with gilt titles. 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. 392pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: 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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        THE SURVEY OF WESTERN PALESTINE. The Fauna and Flora of Palestine.

      The First Edition. The Palestine Exploration Fund. 1888.. With 13 coloured plates and 7 black and white. pp455. Royal 4to. Original cloth, spine slightly sunfaded, else a Fine copy in original cloth, gilt. With the bookplate of the esteemed library of the Benedictines Abbey, Fort Augustus and from where the book was purchased. The plates are lithography by Hanhart. CCJS99 US$0

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        John Henry Newman (1801-1890, Cardinal, leader of the Oxford Movement, Saint) a portrait by Herbert Rose Barraud (1845- 1895), vintage photograph, Woodburytype, head and shoulders, almost in profile.

      London: [ 1888 ].. Size of image 9 3/4 x 7 inches, laid down on the original mount, 14 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches overall. Barraud's name stamped on mount. From Barraud's series "Men and Women of the Day", One of the best known images of Newman. In excellent condition.

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        [Collection of 6 works by Peano, including his main work and his very first work on logic:] 1) Calcolo Geometrico secondo l'Ausdehnungslehre di H. Grassmann. Preceduto dalle Operazioni della logica deduttiva + 2) Notations de Logique Mathématique. Introduction au Formulaire de Mathématique publié par "Rivista di Mathematica" + 3) I Principii di Geometria Logicamente Esposti + 4) Gli Elementi di Calcolo Geometrico + 5) Arithmetices Principia Nova Methodo Exposita + 6) Saggio di Calcolo Geometrico.

      Torino, Bocca, 1888 + 1894 + 1889 + 1891 + 1896 + 1889. 8vo. Bound together in one volume of contemporary patterned paper, with parchment corners and capitals and gilt title-label to spine. A nice copy. Stamp to first and last lef. With the ownership-signature of noted Danish logician Jørgen Jørgensen to front free end-paper. X, (2), 170, (2) pp. + 52 pp + 40 pp. + 42, (2) pp. + XVI,20 pp. + 26 pp.. An excellent collection of first editions of six of Peano's works, among them the most important that he ever wrote. The most important among the six works included in the volume are: 1) First edition of Peano's first publication in logic: The present "Calcolo geometrico secondo l'Ausdehningslehre de H. Grassmann" contains a twenty-page long preliminary section on the operations of deductive logic, which constitutes Peano' s very first publication on the subject for which he is most famous, namely logic. This work appeared the year before his seminal "Arithmetices Principia...", in which he further improves his logical symbolism, which is introduced in the preliminary section of the present work. "This section, which has almost no connection with the rest of the text, is a synthesis of, and improvement on, some of the work of Boole, Schröder, Peirce, and McColl." (D.S.B. X:442).2) First edition of the introduction to the Formulario-project. The "Rivista di Mathematica" was founded in the beginning of the year 1891, in collaboration with Filiberto Castellano, Enrico Novarese, Francesco Porta e Francesco Porro et al., and the journal became the main organ of logical writings in Italy at the time. In all, eight volumes appeared, the last in 1906. In 1894 Peano published this introduction to the project, which became of great importance to the understanding of it. 5) The scarce first printing of this milestone work of mathematics and logic, Peano's seminal main work, in which he presents the groundbreaking Peano axioms and thus the first statement of his famous postulates for the natural numbers, which remain of seminal importance to mathematics and mathematical logic. "On the basis of his axiomatization, Peano constructed the entire theory of natural numbers. In particular, he showed how the elementary theorems of arithmetic can be obtained from his axioms." (Styazhkin, p. 279).With the logical notations that Peano created to present the axioms in the present work, he fundamentally changed the language of mathematical logic and provided the genesis of the modern notation for set membership (Peano's epsylon-symbol) and implication (Peano's reversed C), fundamental symbols that have been used nearly unchanged ever since their appearance in this paper. "The logical part of the work presents formulas of the propositional calculus of classes, and a few of quantification theory. Peano's notation is quite superior to Boole and Schröder, and it marks and important transition toward modern logic." (Heijenoort, p. 84) "[W]ith the publication of "Arithmetices principia, nova methodo exposita" Peano not only improved his logical symbolism but also used his new method to achieve important new results in mathematics; this short booklet contains Peano's first statement of his famous postulates for the natural numbers, perhaps the best known of all his creations. His research was done independently of the work of Dedekind, who the previous year had published an analysis of the natural numbers, which was essentially that of Peano but without the clarity of Peano. (This work was the only work Peano wrote in Latin.). "Arithmetices principia" made important innovations in logical notation, such as [epsilon symbol] for set membership and a new notation for universal quantification. Indeed, much of Peano's notation found its way, either directly or in a somewhat modified form, into mid-twentieth-century logic." (Kennedy, in D.S.B., X: 442)."Peano's most important contribution to the development of the theory and practice of the axiomatic method was his system of axioms for the arithmetic of the natural numbers (1889, 1895)..." (Styazhkin, p. 278).The famous Italian mathematician, logical philosopher, pioneer of symbolic logic, and a founder of mathematical logic and set theory, Giuseppe Peano (1858 -1932) studied mathematics at the University of Turin, where he was employed just after graduating (1880), and where he stayed almost all of his life, devoting this to mathematics. After having graduated with honours, he was employed to assist first Enrico D'Ovidio, and then the renowned Angelo Genocchi, who possessed the chair of Infinitesimal calculus. In 1890 Peano became extraordinary professor, and in 1895 ordinary professor, of infinitesimal calculus at the Unversity of Turin. hIS "Principles of Arithmetics" (the present work) constitutes his groundbreaking main work. See: N.I. Styazhkin: History of Mathematical Logic from Leibniz to Peano, 1969 (originally published in Russian, 1964).Jean van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931. In which the present work by Peano is printed (in translation, with an introduction) as the second, after Frege's "Begriffsschrift".Cellerino (Guiseppe Peano e la sua scuola. Catalogo monografico): Nr. 4 (Noting: "All' inizio del 1889 Peano pubblicò un breve trattato de grande importanza: ARITHMETICES PRINCIPIA NOVA METHODO EXPOSITA, che contiene la prima formulazione di quelli che oggi sono I celebri postulate per I numeri naturali... Gli ARITMETICES PRINCIPIA costituiscono al tempo stesse una pietra miliare nella storia della logica matematica e nello studio fondamenti della matematica.")

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      (mm. 80x139), datata: Sondrio 7 sett. 1888, di 10 righe, indirizzata alla ?Signora Elvira Carducci / Via Mazzini 3 / Bologna. (1888). ?Cara Elvira, stiamo bene qui presso Luigi Prezzolini che è prefetto. Dimani mattina partiamo per Lecco, indi per Bergamo. Credo non potremo essere a Bologna che lunedì. Bada che sabato, dimani, alle 4 e 40 arriva il Chiarini. Bisogna che tu lo ospiti. Egli sa che tornerò lunedì. Giulio sta bene e saluta. Così io. Ti abbraccio / tuo Giosue Carducci. Ben conservata. .

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        Minnen från skogarne. Jagter.

      + Minnen från mitt jägarlif. Jagter och skogslif. + Jagtminnen från skog, fjell och sjö. + Jagtminnen från skog och slätt. + Från pojk- och gubbåren. Jagt -och fiskehistorier. + Jagt, fiske och vildmarkslif. + En bruksbokhållares minnen. + En bruksbokhållares minnen. Ny serie. + En timmermärkares minnen. + Tjugo år i Dalarne. Skildringar. + Örjan Kajland och hans pojkar. Skildringar fån svenska finnarnes lif och jagter i Vermlands och Dalarnes skogsbygder. Med 4 teckningar af August Malmström, illustreradt omslag af B. Liljefors samt karta öfver Finnarnes invandring till Sverige. + Pekka Huskoinen. En drivar-finnes lif och jakter i Vermlands och Dalarnes skogar. (Fortsättning af "Örjan Kajland och hans pojkar"). Med 4 teckningar af August Malmström. + Gamla minnen. Med porträtt af författaren. + Den gamle fogdeskrifvaren. Berättelser från Värmlands gränsbygder vid seklets början. + Pavo Makkran. Bilder från finnarnas lif under Krabbe- och Gyldenlöwe-fejderna i Vermland. (Forts. på "Örjan Kajland" och "Pekka Huskoinen"). Med 4 teckningar af Einar Torsslow. + Finntorpet i Västerskogen. Fortsättning och slut på berättelserna om Örjan Kajland, Pekka Huskoinen och deras ättlingar. Med 4 teckningar af T. Heurlin. + Från skilda marker. Jakter af Gustaf Schröder och hans jaktkamrater. + Jakter och skogslif af Kalle på udden. Upptecknade af honom själf och utvalda af Gustaf Schröder. + Ströfverier i jaktmarkerna. + Mellan Kölen och Siljan. Jakter och berättelser. Stockholm Z. Haeggströms Förlagsexpedition. Ivar Haeggströms Boktryckeri 1888. Stockholm Albert Bonniers Förlag 1889-1902. 8:o. Originalupplagor. IV,266,(1); (4),271,(1); (4),272; (4),272; (4),268; (4),253; (4),268; (4),250,(1); (4),264; (4),259; (4),260 s. + 4 planscher + karta; (8),279 s. + 4 planscher; Porträtt,(4),269,(3); (4),260,(2); (4),258,(2) s. + 4 planscher; (4),266 s. + 4 planscher; (4),263; XII,251; (4),265,(3 sista blank); (2),255,(1) s. Bundna i 10 samtida något nötta svarta halvskinnband, marmorerade pärmpapper. Två volymer med mindre bitar av ytskicktet borta. Samtliga främre omslag medbundna samt ett bakre "Karta öfver Finnarnes invandring till Sverige". 22 x 14,5 cm

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

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

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        Musical instruments. historic, rare and unique... illustrated by a series of fifty plates in colours drawn by william gibb. edinburgh, black, 1888.

      In-folio (cm. 41), pp. xix (1) 107 (1). Con 50 splendide tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia raffiguranti altrettanti strumenti musicali. Legatura in mezza pelle con ampie punte e stemmi in oro ai piatti. Dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro (recentemente ben rifatto), taglio di testa dorato. Qualche leggera fioritura, esemplare peraltro in ottimo stato di conservazione. Splendida monografia, munita di un apparato iconografico di grande qualità.

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        Ny Jord. 14 Dags Skrift for Literatur, Videnskab og Kunst.

      3 bind. P. Hauberg, København 1888-89 (Januar-December 1888 + Januar-Juni 1889 (det udkomne). 588 + 572 + 572 sider. Nydelige samt. brune polerede halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning.. Præsentabelt sæt af dette væsentlige litterære tidsskrift. Indeholder førstetryk af en meget bred vifte af tidens vigtige forfattere, bl.a. Johannes Jørgensen, Sophus Claussen, Gustav Wied, August Strindberg (fem bidrag, bl.a. det fantastiske "Kvinnosaken enligt Evolutionsteorin"), Knut Hamsun, Amalie Skram og Herman Bang. I bind 2 findes også - over 30 sider - det første afsnit af Hamsuns "Sult"

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        LA COMMEDIA. Col commento inedito di Stefano Talice da Ricaldone. Pubblicato per cura di V. Promis e di C. Negroni.

      Hoepli (Tip. Bona) In-8 p. (mm. 225x148), 3 voll., p. pergam. edit., pp. LXVI,462; 440; 485; con ritratto di Dante, inc. all?acquaforte da Domenico Promis. Cfr. Mambelli,436: ?Seconda edizione, stampata su carta giallina. Il commento del Talice fu tolto da un codice cartaceo di scrittura della seconda metà del XV sec., scoperto a Torino nella Biblioteca del Re Umberto I, che ne autorizzò la stampa. Tale commento, sconosciuto fino al 1884 ai più diligenti dantisti, era stato nel 1886 pubblicato in ediz. fuori commercio?. Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        LES ARTS EN ITALIE. Les grands maitres de la Renaissance. Iconographie des chefs-d'oeuvre de la Peinture, Sculpture et Architecture italienne.

      In folio gr. (mm. 550 x 385), astuccio e custodia in tela mod. contenente, a fogli sciolti, una raccolta di 45 bellissime acqueforti che riproducono capolavori di: Donatello, Beato Angelico, Verrocchio, Bellini, Lippi, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Tiziano, Raffaello, Cellini, Correggio, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Veronese, Tiepolo, etc. Ogni tav. è accompagnata da un commento e descrizione (pp. 2), con l?illustrazione di altre opere dell?artista, in silografia. Questa straordinaria collezione è introdotta da uno studio sulla pittura, scultura e architettura del Rinascimento italiano, pp. VIII,88, con ca. 200 pregevoli inc. su legno che ne riproducono le più celebrate opere (sono dipinti, sculture, bassorilievi, vedute di monumenti, chiese, basiliche, palazzi, ecc.), e con 2 tavv. inc. in rame (1 al frontespizio). Importante edizione d'arte di 225 esempl. numer. Il ns., 52, fa parte della tirat. di 200 su carta simil-Giappone appositamente fabbricata. Esempl. ben conservato, solo 2 tavv. con piccolo strappo al marg. bianco.

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        Life in the Backwoods.

      From original photographs taken by J. Turner-Turner, author of "Three Years Hunting and Trapping in America and the Great North West." The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company n.d. (c. 1888). (84) pp. Original quarter morocco, gilt title and decoration on front board. All edges gilt. Edges of boards a bit worn and soiled. Front hinge neatly repaired. Interior clean. Oblong 22,5 x 30 cm.. Rare and beautiful full page photographs of trapping in British Columbia

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        Robert Elsmere

      Smith Elder London: Smith, Elder, 1888. Cloth. 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 TempleÕs 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 AndersenÕs 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. Very good.

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      Buona ril. in tela recente, cm 53x39, cc. 2 non num., pp 16 di t., 100 straord. tavv f.t. (alcune delle quali su doppia pag.) costituite da fotografie, disegni di ornato ed architettonici con numerosi particolari, 10 di queste tavv (alcune delle quali su doppia pag.) sono in cromolit.; tutte hanno la cerniera in tela. Due vecchi timbri (1 al front. ed 1 a marg. della tav. 17) di biblioteca, 3 punzoni con forellini (Simon & Simon Architects) alle prime due cc. bianche e a marg. del front. Ottimo esempl. che conserva una splend. qualità cromatica.

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        Picturesque California

      San Francisco: The J. Dewey Co., Pubs., 1888. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Containing more than seven hundred illustrations in the text including one hundred and twenty stunning tint-plates in line and tone and copious initials, head and tailpieces by Thomas Moran, Julian Rix, Frederick Remington, Thomas Hill and other prominent American artists of California’s canyons, mountains, and rivers, as well as aspects of pioneer life. Contemporary half dark greenish-blue leather, marbled paper over beveled boards, marbled endpapers. T.e.g. Spines in 6 compartments. Lower compartment of vol 1 neatly repaired to match; lacks head and tail of spine of vol. 2. Corners and hinges scuffed. One plate with dime-sized marginal stain, else plates and text fine. Overall a very good set. BAL 14744, probably "unknown format A".

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        "Miners Prospecting for Gold": artist's proof of the illustration for John Muir's Picturesque California (1888)

      San Francisco: J. Dewing 1888 San Francisco: J. Dewing, 1888. Image 7-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches, matted to 14 x 18 inches overall. . Mat with light dust-staining, else fine. Chillman, Frederic Remington, p. 151 . Inscribed in pencil on verso, "Artists proof from Picturesque California / Merle Johnson". Johnson was the author of American First Editions, High Spots in American Literature, You Know These Lines!, and similar works

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

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

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        Ny Jord. 14 Dags Skrift for Literatur, Videnskab og Kunst. 1ste - 3dje Bind. (Januar 1888 - Juni 1889). (Heri Hamsuns Sult).

      København, (1888-1889). 4to (bd. 1-2) + 8vo (bd. 3). Indbundet i tre samtidige, ensartede, nydelige grønne halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning. Slitage ved kapitæler og ved false. Hjørner stødt. Indvendig pæn og ren.. I 2det Bind af dette tidsskrift findes originaltrykket af den først publicerede del af en af den moderne litteraturs hovedværker, Hamsuns "Sult". Heri trykkes for første gang de berømte linier "Det var i den Tid, da jeg gik omkring og sultede i København", indledningen til den roman, der gjorde Hamsun berømt og til det værk, der indvarslede en ny litterær epoke i Europa. "Sult" kom først i bogform to år senere, i 1890, og det er med publikationen af denne del, at Hamsuns ry som en forfatter i verdensklasse bliver slået fast."Knut Hamsuns debutroman fra 1890 er en af de bøger, der har sat skel. Den har virket med til at forme et nyt menneskesyn og en ny skrivemåde. Hamsun hentede stoffet fra sine egne trængselsår, da han uden slægt og venner gik arbejdsløs i Kristiania og kæmpede mod skuffelser, nederlag og sult." (Johannes V. Jensen).Som 27-årig i 1886 blev Hamsun for anden gang reddet fra en sultende tilværelse og sendt til Amerika, denne gang til Chicago, hvor han bl.a. arbejdede som sporvognskonduktør. Da han blev fyret fra dette job og vennerne havde skilliget sammen til en billet hjem, tog Hamsun i forsommeren 1888 tilbage mod Norden, -men han stod ikke af i Kristiania, han tog skibet videre til København. Da han stod og så skibet sejle fra Kristiania, tænkte han på sine nederlag i denne by, og en af den nyere litteraturs vigtigste sætninger indfandt sig i hans hoved: "Det var i den tid, da jeg gik rundt og sultede i Kristiania", -kimen til et af det 20. århundredes litterære hovedværker var lagt, og Hamsun satte sig med det samme på den nærmeste skibskiste og begyndte at skrive. Påvirket af Nietzsche og Dostojevski sad Hamsun i sit loftsværelse på Nørrebro og arbejdede døgnet rundt på sit første mesterværk. Efteråret 1888 stod den første del af monumentalromanen "Sult" færdig, men da Hamsun ikke turde risikere en afvisning fra Danmarks førende kulturperson, Georg Brandes, opsøgte han dennes bror, Edvard, som var chefredaktør på "Politiken". Edvard Brandes fik således æren af at være den første, der anerkendte Hamsuns talent. Til den stærkt forhutlede forfatter sagde han som den første: "Der venter Dem en meget stor Fremtid!" og om det manuskript, han præsenterede ham for: "det var ikke bare talentfuldt som så meget andet, det var mere, noget, der rystede mig." Edvard Brandes var ikke i tvivl om, at dette manuskript skulle trykkes, og da det var for langt til at stå i "Politiken", blev det trykt i tidsskriftet "Ny Jord", og med ét kunne alle, der tidligere havde afvist Hamsun og hans tidlige litterære forsøg, se, hvor stor en forfatter, de havde at gøre med. De tre bind af "Ny Jord" giver et fantastisk indblik i den Nordiske tidsånd i slutningen af det 19. århundrede. Vi finder hér, ud over både førstetrykket af "Sult" og Hamsuns "Kristoffer Janson" ligeledes den første del af den første danske oversættelse af Nietzsches "Saaledes talte Zarathustra", diskussioner og oversættelser af Darwin, bidrag af Strindberg , Høffdings "Om vor Tid og dens Ungdom" etc, etc

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        Nordens fjärilar.

      Handbok i Sveriges, Norges, Danmarks och Finlands macrolepidoptera. Med 900 färglagda afbildningar å 50 taflor och 35 figurer i texten. Stockholm, tockholm. Aktiebolaget Hiertas Bokförlag 1888-1891. Ivar Haeggströms Boktryckeri 1891. 4:o. (4),LII,277,(1) s. + 50 planscher. Välbevarat senare halvskinnband, rygg med fem upphöjda bind och ramdekor. Marmorerade snitt. (Gust. Hedberg, Stockholm). Från Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek med hans exlibris. 28,5 x 22,5 cm

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        Plas Mawr, Conway, N. Wales

      Farmer & Sons, London: A & H Baker, 1888 An edition limited to 200 copies. In its red cloth covers with bevelled edges, gilt coat of arms, a little bumped and worn at edges and corners, a few marks. Relaid spine, retaining most of the old, titles in gilt. Internally, yellow endpapers, ink signature to verso of fep (JP St Aubyn, FRIBA Esq, Lambs Building, Temple, London, dated 1889 - listed as a subscriber), [4], 5-62 pp, [2], 23 leaves of plates, with the edition statement loose as usual, hinges strengthened, minimal browning to edges, printed by Farmer & Sons, Steam Printers, 295 Edgware Rd, London. Contains, also a list of subscribers, Ancestry & Pedigree of Robert Wynnes, Dorothy Gryffith, Lord Mostyn etc. Always a very difficult book to find! Arthur and Herbert Baker, Honorary Architects to the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts. Plas Mawr was built between 1576 and 1585 for the Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. The striking Elizabethan townhouse is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of its type. Baker, Sir Herbert, architect and author. See ODNB.

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        Novella e poesie francesi inedite o rarissime del secolo xiv. firenze, civelli, 1888.

      Cm. 36, pp. xvii (1) 63 (3). Ciascuna pagina inquadrata da una ricca cornice tipografica in cromolitografia che varia di colore nelle preliminari e per ogni testo proposto. Leg. edit. in piena pelle interamente decorata in oro. Tagli dorati. Spellature e qualche segno d'uso limitato ad alcune parti del dorso, peraltro ottimo esemplare. Edizione impressa con grande eleganza tipografica per celebrare il genetliaco della Regina Margherita di Savoia. L'editore rimane sconosciuto ma si deve identificare nel Barone di Saint-Pierre che già molti altri testi d'interesse piemontese e valdostano aveva promosso. Le novelle e poesie presenti provengono da un manoscritto privato che deve essere stato scritto in Val d'Aosta. I titoli dei tre brani proposti: Chatelaine de Vergi, Dit des oiseaux e Conseils des oiseaux. Rarissimo e stampato in soli 50 esemplari.

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        Leaflets from the Danish West Indies:

      Wm Dawson & Sons, London, 1888. ix + 228pp + coloured plate + tinted frontispiece and engraved plate of author + ads. 1st ed., some tone spotting otherwise clean in original slightly worn decorated blue cloth. Historical notes on St Thomas and St John illustrated with many engraved views. Very scarce.

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        Fröken Julie.

      Ett naturalistiskt sorgespel. Med ett förord af författaren. Stockholm, I. Marcus' boktryckeri-aktiebolag, 1888. XXIV,(4),84 s. Snyggt ljusblått hklbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i skinn (H. Frostells bokbinderi). Omslaget medbundet. Främre omslaget med veck och lagning i ett hörn, det bakre nött och solkigt samt med förstärkning i överkanten. Med Carl Olov Sommars exlibris.. Zetterlund I:40. Utgiven på Jos. Seligmanns förlag. När Strindberg erbjöd "Fröken Julie" till Bonniers skrev han i följebrevet: "Härmed tar jag mig friheten att hembjuda Svenska Dramatikens första Naturalistiska Sorgespel, och jag ber er icke lättsinnigt rata det att ni sedan må ånga er, ty, som tysken säger: ceci datera! = detta stycke kommer att noteras i annalerna". Det var inte första och inte sista gången Strindberg uttalade sig bombastiskt om sina nyskrivna verk, men aldrig har han fått så rätt. Bonniers ratade dramat, om än inte lättsinnigt, och kom att ångra sig: "det största förläggaremisstag [...] jag och min far någonsin gjorde oss skyldiga till", har Karl Otto Bonnier kallat det. Även Seligmann hade dock betänkligheter, och denna första upplaga är därför censurerad på ett par ställen

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        DOUBLE CURVE DAN, The PITCHER DETECTIVE, or Against Heavy Odds. Beadle's Half Dime Library. Vol. XXIII. No. 581. September 11, 1888

      Beadle & Adams 98 William St. New York:: Beadle & Adams, 98 William St.. 1888.. 4to. 11" x 8-1/4". 1st printing (Johannsen BEADLE 581-1/2 DL; McCue, p. 58). 15, [1] pp. Text triple column. Advert last page (noting this title as "Ready September 11.").. Printed self-wrappers.. Evidence of prior binding, otherwise VG+ copy of a fragile item.. Rare early title of baseball fiction, the first of 3 "Double Curve Dan" titles written by Jenks. OCLC shows but 3 institutional holdings, and no copies at auction these last 30 years. . Wood engraving to front wrapper showing a pitcher ready to pitch to the waiting batter / catcher.

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        Uforsonlige. Skuespil i fire akter.

      København, P. G. Philipsens forlag, 1888. 8vo. 210 s. Orig. rødt dekorert helsjirtingbd. Svak plett på fordekkel, ellers et meget fint eks

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        Wessex Tales: Strange, Lively and Commonplace

      London: Macmillan 1888 London: Macmillan, 1888. First edition, limited to 684 copies. 2 vols., 8vo. 247 pp.; 212 pp and 4 pp. of ads. Original green publisher's binding. Slightly cocked with unobtrusive remnant of lending library label on cover of Vol. I. Purdy p.58; Sadleir 1119

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

      Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888. Bound in reddish buckram (cloth), 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. Former library copy in library binding, several library stamps, 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Baby's Lullaby Book. Mother Songs

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

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      Ottawa: J. Durie & Son, 1888 [Roberts, Charles G. D.] Lampman, Archibald. AMONG THE MILLET AND OTHER POEMS. Ottawa: J. Durie & Son, 1888. True First Edition, First Issue, double ruled above & below the spine title. Lampman's First Book. Extraordinary copy. Inscribed by Chartles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper: "Some of these poems / were originally published by / me when I was editor of / The Week. I think I may claim / to be the discoverer of Lampman's / genius / Charles G. D. Roberts". 8vo. 151 pp. Original brown cloth covered boards, stamped gilt on the front cover. Covers near fine, the book block needs sewing. Custom protective clamshell case. An important debut from an important Canadian poet. Perhaps the best possible copy. "Long hours ago, while yet the morn was blithe, / Nor sharp a thirst had drunk the beaded dew, / A reaper came, and swung his cradled scythe / Around this stump, and, shearing slowly, drew / Far round among the clover, ripe for hay, / A circle clean and grey; / And here among the scented swathes that gleam, / Mixed with dead daisies, it is sweet to lie / And watch the grass and the few-clouded sky, Nor think but only dream." - Among the Timothy by Lampman. Archibald Lampman, FRSC [17 November 1861 – 10 February 1899] He is widely regarded as Canada's finest 19th century English language poet. Lampman's poetry concerns Canada's rural life and the wonders of nature and can be compared to British romantic and nature poetry contemporary to his life. Lampman's ability to write detailed, meaningful poems that depict traditional Canadian and Native American life was one of his greatest triumphs as a poet, and probably one of the reasons why his work has had lasting impact in the Canadian canon. Lampman associated with Charles G. D. Roberts, Susanna Moodie, Catherine Parr Traill, Duncan Campbell Scott, & William Wilfred Campbell. He was one of the Confederation Poets and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1895. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet, prose writer, lecturer, professor of Literature & economics. First recipient of the Lorne Pierce medal. He was knighted in 1935. Previously, he had been awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of New Brunswick. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets".. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      London: Jarrolds & Sons, n.d., 1888 Rare Presentation Copy. Sm. 8vo., 230pp. Original publisher's illustrated light cream covers, titled and decorated in red at the spine. A very good tight copy [small chip at the spine crown]. Inscribed by the author on the half title: "To / Will J. Benners / With best wishes / Fergus Hume." Not the impossibly rare first edition but the 401st thousand of this amazingly popular best seller. An excellent example of this normally very fragile book. "Ranks as the most successful Detective Story of all time" - Everyman's Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1960. In little more than a year, Handsom Cab Publishing, the first London publisher, issued more than 340,000 copies. The exceedingly rare original 1st edition was published by Kemp and Boyce of Melbourne. This is the Florence & Edward Kaye copy with their neat leather bookplate pasted on a panel of the chemise. Quarter red calf slipcase with 5 raised bands. [Likely acquired by the Kayes from The House of El Dieff in 1976] The Collector No.273, p43. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [Appendix], (1966). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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

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

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        Television: Seeing by Wireless.London: W. S. Caines for Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926.

      First Edition of the first book in English on television. Dinsdale discusses the technical challenges faced by early experimenters (Jan van Szczepanik, Boris Rosing, Denoys von Kihaly and others), but focuses primarily on the work of the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the first person to produce televised pictures of objects in motion. In February 1924 Baird produced the first television image in outline, and in April 1925 he transmitted the first pictures between two televisions. By the following October Baird had succeeded in transmitting images with gradations of light and shade, and on January 27, 1926, he successfully transmitted recognizable human faces between two rooms by television. Of Baird's early experiments, Dinsdale writes: "Baird's weird apparatus-old bicycle sprockets, biscuit tins, cardboard discs and bullseye lenses, all tied together with sealing wax and string-failed to impress those who were accustomed to the shining brass and exquisite mechanism of the instrument maker. The importance of the demonstration was, however, realized by the scientific world . . ." (p. 49). Although he did not succeed in producing a viable system of television, Baird paved the way for future technical developments. Television reached a state of technical feasibility in 1931, and the first high-definition broadcasting system was launched in London in 1936 by the BBC. The plates include a view of the very first television picture.<br/><br/> The Richard Green copy, with a tape repair on the back panel of the dust-jacket and some minor rubbing, sold at Christies' on June 17, 2008 for $16,250.00. <br/><br/> Shiers, Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940, p. 841.. 8vo (184 x 125 mm), pp 62, including portrait of Baird and 11 further full-page plates, original printed paper boards, pictorial dust-jacket (upper capital with a small professional repair, hardly visible), custom cloth clamsell box, a fine copy

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      Bruxelles (Brussels): Edmond Deman, 1888. The true FIRST EDITION ________ FIRST FRENCH TRANSLATION of these poems (except for &#39;the Raven&#39;) by Stephene MALLARME 1842-1898); LIMITED EDITION, #208 of 850. ________ ART WORK BY EDOUARD MANET. ________ Bound in 3/4 crushed dark-blue morocco over marbled boards (about 1`1" x 8") by Flammarion with the bindery stamp appearing at the top of the first free endpaper. Spine with four raised bands, gilt-framed panels with gilt floral and decorative tooling and author / title appearing in 2nd and 4th panels; marbled endpapers; top page edges gilt. Hinges professionally strengthen; minor spotting at a few places. ________ Contains the rare "The Raven" lithograph and the first appearance of the Poe portrait, both by Edouard Manet. ________ PAGINATION: 196, [1] pp, two engravings (Raven & portrait) plus two appearances of the signed hand illustration as appears in the photos accompanying this book description. ________ The "... likeness of Poe by Manet is an impromptu sketch based on a reproduction of one of the two daguerreotypes by William A. Pratt... The sketch was first reproduced as the frontispiece to Mallarme&#39;s 1888 edition of Les Poemes d&#39;Edgar Poe, published five years after Manet&#39;s death. The likeness has usually been described as a drawing in pen and ink, but the existence of what appears to be a unique lithographic proof, now preserved at the University of Virginia, suggest that the portrait was executed with lithographic tusche, applied directly onto the lithographer&#39;s stone..."--Deas, Michael J. "Edouard Manet" in "The Portraits and Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe" (1989), pp. 91-93. ________ The French poet, Mallarme, was co-originator and leader of the Symbolists, and prominent among the Decadents, and this is his famous translation of Poe&#39;s poems. ________ On OCLC, the few copies located in institutions include Univ. TX-Austin, Brown U., Johns Hopkins U., Univ. of VA, the Morgan Library & Museum, and Harvard. ________ A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO ANY SERIOUS E.A. POE COLLECTION, AND A BEAUTIFUL BOOK. ________ See: "The Artist & The Book, p. 124, #178; Polin 17 & 27: Loewentheil&#39;s Poe Catalogue, 144 (#612 & 613).

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        Five works bound in one: Croix Lombardes; Le Tombeau de Wittislingen; Les Bronzes Emailles; De l&#39;Influence de l&#39;Art des Goths en Occident; and Le Cimetiere Wisigothique d&#39;Herpes

      Paris and Angouleme: A. Levy, Librairie Nilsson, G. Chasseignac, 1888-1891. Hardcover. Very good. Five archeological monographs. The first two are extracts from the Gazatte Archeologique. All are illustrated with engravings, photographs, or, in the case of the last item. 26 fine full page chromolithographed plates. In a fine, full red crushed morocco binding with the arms of the House of Romanov in gilt on the boards (Griffin segreant with sword and round shield ensigned upon its upper edge with an eaglet all within a border charged with eight lion&#39;s heads, the entire surmounted by the Imperial Crown of Russia). Spine in six compartments with raised bands, simple gilt title. Large gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers, repeated with a second set both in front and in the rear. Inscribed by the auithor on a preliminary blank: "A Son Altesse Impériale Monseigneur le Grand Duc Serge Alexandrovich. En humble et trés respecteuex hommage. Baron Le Baye." Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905) was the uncle of Tsar Nicholas II, the son of Tsar Alexander II and brother to Tsar Alexander III. He was born in Tsarskoye Selo in 1857 and killed by revolutionary assasins in 1905. Laid into the book is a sale notice from Gilhofer and Ranschburg announcing a 1932 sale of, inter alia, books from the library of the Tsars of Russia at Tsarskoye Selo, of which this was presumably one. Upper hinge neatly repaired else this is a near fine copy. There is a sticker on the rear pastedown--probably a bookseller&#39;s sticker--in Cyrillic for "Antiquarian Section" .

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        La Guerre de Chypre et la Bataille de Lépante

      Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie.,, 1888. 2 volumes, octavo (178 × 110 mm). Contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards, title gilt direct to spine, edges sprinkled green, marbled endpapers, green silk page-markers. 12 folding maps and plans, large folding sheet with orders of battle and formation of the fleets. Very slightly rubbed, a touch of damping to the top edge, minor staining in the upper margin of some of the maps, text lightly browned, but overall a handsome set. First edition. Uncommon. The first volume contains an account of the fall of Cyprus to the forces of the Ottoman empire, the second a highly-detailed and excellently mapped study of the subsequent defeat of the Ottoman fleet by the ships of the Holy League at Lepanto, the last major naval engagement in the Mediterranean fought with galleys. Jurien de la Gravière entered the navy in 1828 at 16, during the Crimean War he held a command in the Black Sea; in the Second War of Italian Independence he conducted a close blockade of Austrian ports on the Adriatic; and was in command of a squadron during operations against Mexico in 1861. In 1871 he became director of charts, and remained on the active list until his death in 1892. He wrote a number of naval historical works and was elected to the Académie Française in 1866. Important contribution to the history of this pivotal event in the history of the struggle for the control of Mediterranean.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Costume Historique. Types principaux du vêtement et de la parurerapprochés de ceux de l&#39;interieur de l&#39;habitations dans tous les Temps (First Edition, 6 Volumes Complete)

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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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. 48x32.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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        The Writings of Whittier. The works include: Margaret Smith&#39;s Journal, Anti-Slavery Poems, Songs of Labour, etc

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1888., 1888. LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION to 400 copies of which this is No 243. With "tipped-in" AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED to F.J. Garrison, requesting a copy of the Atlantic Monthly which contains "St. Martin&#39;s Summer", "The Dead Heart of the Kol Folk" and "The Minister&#39;s Daughter". 7 volumes; 8vo. A beautiful set finely bound in brown half morocco with blue title labels, gilt titles and raised bands to spines; marbled boards; edges untrimmed. Portrait frontispieces.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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