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        Complete Collection of the Twelve English Statesmen

      20 - Macmillan and Co, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Auniformally bound collection of the 'Twelve English Statesmen', including 'Peel', 'Queen Elizabeth', 'Vhatham', 'Oliver Cromwell', 'Edward the First', 'Walpole', 'Pitt', 'William the Conqueror', 'William the Third', 'Cardinal Wolsey', 'Henry the Second' and 'Henry the Seventh'. Includes bookplates to the front pastedown's from the private library of Admiral The Hon. Sir Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle (October 1871 October 1949), a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Fourth Sea Lord. Some of the authors of these works include: James Gairdner (March 1828 November 1912), a British historian. Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, (May 1847 May 1929), a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. Henry Duff Traill (August 1842 February 1900), a British author and journalist. Edward Augustus Freeman (August 1823 March 1892), an English historian. John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (December 1838 September 1923), a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. Thomas Frederick Tout, (September 1855 October 1929), a 19th- and 20th-century British historian of the medieval period. Condition: In gilt half calf bindings with cloth boards. Externally, in lovely condition with just some very minor light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean throughout with just a mild crease to the first page of the 'Oliver Cromwell' Volume and off-setting of the marbled free-endpaper to the bookplate of the 'William the Conqueror' Volume. Overall Condition: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Skitsebog / Skitsebok / Sketchbook.

      Karlsruhe, 1888. 80 pp. Illustrations in pencil, pen and black water-colour. Bound in linen. Measurement: 16,5cm x 24cm. Frida Hoeck Rusti was born in 1861 and died in 1963. She was a german-norwegian painter, born in Karlsruhe. Married the painter Olav Rusti. Frieda moved to Norway in 1893. She was educated in Fine Art and painted portraits- and genrepaintings in particular. This sketchbook is from the years 1888-89 and holds both sketches and finished drawings. 17 finished full-size drawings (1 is a doublepage), the rest more or less finished sketches in pencil. 2 single and smaller ink-sketched enclosed. Some drawings with place and date. 27 unused pages. Frida Hoeck´s signature and adress on first page. Binding worn - closing string defect

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin Or, Life Among the Lowly New Edition with an Introductory Account of the Work by the Author

      Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good+. 1888. Leather. Beautifyl navy blue leather binding with gold and four raised bands. SIGNED and inscribed by Ms. Stowe with a date of July 6, 1888. New endpapers, inside pages yellowed with age, slightly soiled on page edges. Original brown cover front and spine bound in back by Starr Bookworks. Beautiful copy in custom matching slip case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        PORTLAND OREGON, The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest

      Portland Oregon:: Published by the Oregon Immigration Board. Printed by "The West Shore.". [1888].. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st printing (Soliday I, 1059). Not in Smith, PNW Americana. OCLC shows 9 institutional holdings. Unpaginated, though 24 pp (including wrappers). Text dual column.. Original printed paper wrappers, sewn. Lithographed images to each, with rear wrapper depicting images of the Post Office & Kamm's Building. Piece now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. General wear & soiling to wrappers. 'Ticket Agt' stamp to top margin. of front wrapper & in field of upper image on rear wrapper. A VG. copy of a rare PNW item.. Promotional brochure issued to lure settlers to the "third richest city in the world in proportion of the wealth to per capita of population," with the city, established in 1851, having ~50,000 residents at the time of issuance. . Illustrated. Cut to p. 2. 6 pages with 2 duo-tone images per [full] page. Fold-out color-lithographed panoramic view of Portland, by C. L. Smith.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Manchester Athenaeum : Addresses, 1835-1885 ; also, report of proceedings of the meeting of the members in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the institution, October 28th, 1885

      Manchester : printed for the directors, 1888. 1st Edition. Physical description: viii, 222 p ; 17 cm. Includes addresses by Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Richard Cobden and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Subjects: Manchester Athenaeum (Manchester, England) - Speeches. Great Britain - Politics and government - Social life and customs - 19th century. Referenced by: Podeschi, J. B. Dickens B123, 1st-2nd copies. Text with borders, with decorative head and end-pieces for each section. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of gilt-blocked, leather-backed boards. Some wear and rubbing to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Light staining to boards. Decorative endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, and Queen Victoria

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1888., 1888. 8 volumes. A very attractive set, a little rubbed only, in contemporary traditional half calf with red and green title labels with extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges.

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        Henrik Ibsen's Gesammelte Werke. Zwei B?nde (Erster Band: Gedichte, Kaifer und Galiaer, Nora, Stutzen der Gesellschaft, Zweiter Band. Das Fest auf Solhaug, Brand, Ein Volksfeind, Der Bund der Jugend, Gespenster)

      Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun. Hardcover. 1888. Preface dated. no other dates. German Text. (2-Volume Set Hardcovers-no dust jackets) Vol.1 Very Good-light wear, Vol. 2 Good-light foxing to pages-back hinge weak) Good to Very Good Condition. light edge/cover wear, Texts are otherwise Unmarked! Bindings are good. Next day Shipping with tracking! Henrik Ibsen's Gesammelte Werke. Zwei Bände (Erster Band: Gedichte, Kaifer und Galiaer, Nora, Stutzen der Gesellschaft, Zweiter Band. Das Fest auf Solhaug, Brand, Ein Volksfeind, Der Bund der Jugend, Gespenster)-English translation:Henrik Ibsen's collected works. (First volume of poems, Kaifer and Galia, Nora, trimming of society; Second volume. The Feast at Solhaug, fire, An Enemy of the People, The League of Youth, Ghosts) Biblio . Good. 1888. 1888 Preface Dated Edition.

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      London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1888. First Complete Edition. ONE OF 250 COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER. 235 x 159 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). 17 volumes. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY PURPLE MOROCCO (stamped "The Knickerbocker Press" on rear turn-in), front covers with flourish or gilt monogram (perhaps "G") at center, wide raised bands, spine panels with gilt titling, very broad turn-ins with simple gilt ruling, violet watered silk pastedowns and free endleaves, morocco hinges, edges untrimmed and all but three volumes UNOPENED. With frontispiece in five volumes. A Large Paper Copy. Wise, p. 235. Spines uniformly faded to a pleasing chestnut brown, shadow of a silk place marker on two pages, otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE SET, with almost no wear to the bindings, and the text nearly pristine. This is a copy of the first collection to be called a complete edition of the works in verse of Robert Browning (1812-89), one of the major British poets of the 19th century. Though he was overshadowed in his day by Tennyson and his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning, our author has experienced a much more lasting influence stylistically than either. As Day says, "Intellectuals have consistently praised Browning . . . for his psychological portraits and his poetic style. Browning could write mellifluous verse like Tennyson's and Swinburne's, but he much preferred either a conversational quality catching the idiom and cadence of actual speech or a cerebral diction challenging the brain power of his readers." In this respect, "Browning is the great exemplar of a revolutionary new poetic diction for his age, as Spenser, Dryden, and Wordsworth had been in earlier periods of English poetry." The text here is printed on excellent textured paper, surrounded by immense margins. Although the decoration of this set is very reserved, the bindings are nevertheless carefully executed using high quality materials, and it is clear from the unopened state of the volumes that they have received very little use.

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      1888. Paperback. HERTZ, H[einrich]. UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT. (Berlin: Gedruckt in der Reichsdruckerei, 1888.) Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1888, No. 50, pp. 1297 - 1307. The text of a lecture on electric waves delivered 13 December 1888, it relates qualitative experiments undertaken by Hertz, at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, on the analogy between electric and light waves. Passing electric waves through huge prisms of hard pitch, he showed that they refract exactly as light waves do. He polarized electric waves by directing them through a grating of parallel wires, and he diffracted them by interrupting them with a screen with a hole in it. He reflected them from the walls of the room, obtaining interference between the original and the reflected waves. He focused them with huge concave mirrors, casting electric shadows with conducting obstacles. This is the first print appearance, preceding its appearance in Annalen der Physik (36, p. 769) because, at this point in his career, Hertz was sending his papers to Hermann von Helmholtz to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them to Annalen der Physik. It was later collected with Hertz's other experimental and theoretical works on electricity in Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (Leipzig, 1892), which expanded and clarified the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by the British Physicist James Maxwell in 1884. Hertz's experiments with electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. (D.S.B.) 11 pp. Octavo, orange paper wrappers, with title information printed to front. Ink ownership stamp of physicist and noted socialist Leo Arons ("Dr. LEO ARONS | Strassburg i. E."), whose scientific work was primarily focused on the empirical research of electrical phenomena that governed Maxwell's theory. Pamphlet is creased vertically. Covers are nicked along edges and show general light dust-soiling. Front cover is detached and has a couple of light pencil markings. Hertz offprints are rare.

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        A Personal Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition.

      London: Kegan Paul Trench & Co. 1888.. In two volumes. Vol 1. vii+492 pp. Vol II. xiv+447 pp. folding map, dark blue green boards with title in red. Minor wear to top and bottom of spine, corners a bit bumped,some foxing to end-papers. Internally very clean and sound. Vol II is partly uncut. This expedition was led by Colonel, later to become General Chesney, in 1834-1838 and set out to explore the practicality of using steamboats from the upper Euphrates to the Gulf as a route to British India. They transported a boat in pieces, using bullocks, 841 camels and 160 mules, and assembled it at Port William south of Bir Birijik in Syria. Ainsworth concluded, after sailing it, that low water levels made it impractical, but a direct line of railway would be successful. The paddle steamer named Tigris eventually sank in a storm. Much material of interest on Syria, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia and Persia as well as Asia Minor. An important nineteenth century expedition.

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

      Presentation copy of his doctoral thesis on the absorption of light in crystals, inscribed by Becquerel to his demonstrator Peignot. Norman 156 [Norman copy with anonymous inscription].<br/><br/> "On March 15, 1888 he submitted his thesis 'Recherches sur l'absorption de la lumière' (Research on the absorption of light). Antoine Henri had been interested in the absorption of light by crystals since 1886 and showed the importance of crystal symmetry in the absorption spectra of polarized light. He noticed that tetravalent uranium compounds were not phosphorescent, whereas uranyl salts exhibited a bright luminescence under the same conditions of excitation. Interestingly enough this was the second experiment performed by a Becquerel on uranium. Like his father, Antoine Henri was fascinated by the phenomenon of phosphorescence, and at the time nobody suspected the secret hidden in the mysterious element. This strange coincidence might be regarded as a premonitory sign of destiny or as the first step towards a major discovery." (Adloff: 100 Years after the Discovery of Radiochemistry, p.5).. Large 4to (265 x 210 mm), contemporary dark green half morocco over marlbled boards with gilt spine lettering, hinges with light wear, title page with large inscription in Becquerel's hand, pp [1] 2-111 [5] and 4 photogravure plates, drawn by Becquerel and prepared by Dujardin. Rare

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        Sur l'Eau. Dessins de Riou.

      Paris: C. Marpon et E. Flammarion [1888]. First edition with illustr. by Guillaume Frères. 246 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        BRILLIANTS. A Setting of Humorous Poetry in Brilliant Types.

      xv, [1 blank], 96pp. Original full decorative leather gilt. 58 x 41 mm. All edges gilt. Miniature bookplate of M. A. Elton. Presentation inscription on front endpaper to M. A. Elton from A. Lang [Andrew Lang the fairy and folk tale authority who compiled the famous series of coloured fairy books]. Front inner hinge cracked, else a very good copy of this the rare first edition of this famous miniature. See Bondy, page 98, who mentions only the second edition of 1895; also Bromer and Edison page 46 who likewise only mention the second edition; Speilmann 117 who also only cites the edition; Welsh 2304 for the first edition. The first edition would appear to be very rare, no copy appearing at auction in 32 years, however, there are four records of the later 1895 printing.

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        Artistic Japan: Illustrations and Essays.

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

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        The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Edited by Nigel Nicolson.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Six volumes complete, all first editions, comprising: Volume 1: The Flight of the Mind (1888 1912), xxi, 531pp. Volume 2: The Question of Things Happening (1912 1922), xxvi, 627pp. Volume 3: A Change of Perspective (1923 1928), xxii, 600pp. Volume 4: A Reflection of the Other Person (1929 1931), xxi, 442pp. Volume 5: The Sickle Side of the Moon (1932 1935), xviii, 476pp. Volume 6: Leave the Letters Till We're Dead (1936 1941), xvii, 556pp. All volumes large octavo and very good clean copies in original cloth with pictorial dust-wrappers designed by Angelica Garnett, (Virginia Woolf's niece, Vanessa Bell's daughter). Each volume with an introduction by Nigel Nicolson and fully indexed. With two signed letters from the editor loosely inserted. London, The Hogarth Press, 1975 1980.This set is a keystone of any Virginia Woolf collection. The two original signed letters with this copy from the editor Nigel Nicolson (who was Vita Sackville-West's son) includes one to the scholar McLaurin in which he enquires about the date of a Virginia Woolf letter that is quoted by McLaurin in his Critical Heritage volume on Woolf - McLaurin's corrected draft is also present. The second Nicolson letter acknowledges McLaurin's reply and accepts his suggestions for further research.

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