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        The Abbey of St Andrew, Hexham

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

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        Karikari

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

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        Jessica's First Prayer

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

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        Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

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

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        (Napoli)

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

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

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

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        THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        The Modern Distributive Process

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

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

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

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        TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA

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

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        NOVEMBER BOUGHS

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

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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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        Baby's Lullaby Book. Mother Songs

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

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

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

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        In Black and White

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

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        Notre Dame De Paris

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

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

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

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        THE MAN-HUNTER: STORIES FROM THE NOTE-BOOK OF A DETECTIVE

      PICCADILLY, LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. VERY GOOD+ WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1888. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. #14 QUEEN'S QUORUM . RED CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH FOLIAGE PATTERNED ENDPAPERS, GILT SPINE TITLES WITH UPPER COVER TITLE AND LEG-IRON OR HAND CUFF VIGNETTE DESIGN IN GRAY AND BLACK. COVERS HAVE SOME MODEST MARKING AND SOILING WITH THE TOP FORE-EDGE CORNER TENDER BUT IS OTHERWISE AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF A RARE BOOK AND IMPORTANT IN THE HISTORY OF DETECTIVE FICTION. .

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

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

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        Travels in Arabia Deserta : Volume I

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

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        Afterwhiles

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

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

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

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        John Henry Newman (1801-1890, Cardinal, leader of the Oxford Movement, Saint) a portrait by Herbert Rose Barraud (1845- 1895), vintage photograph, carbon print, 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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        The Specimen Book Of Fruits, Flowers And Ornamental Trees. Carefully Drawn and Colored from Nature for the Use of Nurserymen

      Rochester NY: Union & Adv. Co's Print. Binding is sound, lacks clasp, some of the plates are soiled in lower . corners, Grape Arbor plate is torn into two pieces, American Arbor . Vitae Hedge lacks a blank section of margin, There is scribbling . on the back of some plates, the word uncle is written in margin of . one plate and three plates have minor offsetting from the juvenalia . on the verso of the previous plate.. [ca1888]. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo; Black leather, gilt border, title page printed in red and green with 3 color flowered border, 57 color plates, the majority are by M. Brunswick & Co. Rochester, NY, 8 others are by Stetcher Lith. Co. , Rochester, NY, and there are 2 plates by D. M. Dewey. **The plates by Dellon Marcus Dewey are the Oak-Leaved Mountain Ash and the Kilmarnock Weeping Willow. The Horse Chestnut plate states "Design copyrighted 1888 Stetcher Lith Co. Roch. NY. " Dewey's work is listed in Oak Spring Pomona #64. .

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        A History of British Birds. Complete in 8 volumes

      London: Groombridge and Sons. (1888). Hardcover. Very Good. [1888] 8 volumes bound in half red morocco with red pebbled boards. Presumed cabinet edition featuring 358 lovely color plates. In very good to near fine condition with a hint of rubbing/wear to extremities and an occasional touch of foxing. Tastefully gilt titles and printer's devices on spines. A very handsome set of this scarce series. . 358

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        Colonel Quaritch V.C. A Tale of Country Life

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1888, 1st Edition. () 3p.l.247;4p.l.,263;4p.l.,261pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Three volumes (Triple Decker) small Octavo (approximately 19.5cm tall) in original red cloth. Some scattered light foxing and soiling from use..

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        The works of William Shakespeare / edited by Henry Irving and Frank A. Marshall ; with a general introduction and life of Shakespeare by Professor Edward Dowden and nearly 600 illustrations from designs by Gordon Browne and other artists

      London : Blackie & Son [1888], 1888. Subscriber's Edition. The extremely rare Henry Irving Shakespeare subscriber's edition in 25 paperback volumes. Physical description: 25v., various paginations, illus., plates ; 24cm. Subjects: Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) -- Collected works -- English literature -- Drama -- Elizabethan theatre -- Poetry. Notes: Volume 25 includes index to full set. Volume 25 also includes titles, prefaces and contents pages for the binding the full set into the 8 volumes as published by Blackie & Son, London, 1888-1890. Text of these title page reads 'The works of William Shakespeare / edited by Henry Irving and Frank A. Marshall ; with notes and introductions to each play by F.A. Marshall and other Shakespearian scholars, and numerous illustrations by Gordon Browne'. Extremely scarce in this format and condition. Unread copies with unopened pages. Very good copies in the the original paper wrappers; edges somewhat dust-dulled and nicked. Volume numbers stamped in ink on front covers by previous owner. Section of front covers to parts 16, 17, 18 & 24 torn with loss. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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        A SELECTION, OF SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING NARRATIVES, OF OUTRAGES, COMMITTED BY THE INDIANS, IN THEIR WARS, WITH THE WHITE PEOPLE

      [Harrisburg, Pa.]. 1888.. Two volumes. [2],x,301,[1]; 357pp. Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Morocco scuffed and worn in spots. Bookplate on front fly leaf of each volume. Minor scattered foxing. About very good. From an edition limited to 100 copies, signed by the publisher. The second edition, after the extremely rare and essentially unobtainable 1808 Carlisle edition, of this most important collection of Indian captivities and border wars. This work is generally described as the best, most famous and therefore most sought after book of Indian warfare. Among the narratives included are those of Dr. Knight, Col. Crawford, John Slover, Mrs. Frances Scott, Frederick Manheim, John Corbly, Isaac Stewart, Massy Harbison, Peter Williamson, Jackson Johonnot, Mary Jordon, Gen. Putnam, Col. James Smith, John M'Cullough, and many others. "It contains some narratives not elsewhere to be found, and is one of the most desirable works of its class" - Sabin. HOWES L487, "b." AYER 188. First edition: SABIN 42165. FIELD 954. STREETER SALE 993.

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        WESSEX TALES (The Near Fine Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Copy)

      London: Macmillan, 1888. Hardy, Thomas. WESSEX TALES. Strange, Lively, and Commonplace. In Two Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888. First Edition, one of only 750 copies (of which only 634 were bound up) published on the 4th of May. Two leaves of undated Macmillan ads at the back of volume two as called for. The NEAR FINE Frederick B. Adams, Jr. copy (bookplate in each volume) in publisher's original smooth dark green cloth blocked in pale green on upper covers and spines. Volume one has very minor wear to the extremities and a single noticeable spot of discoloration to the lower cover. Volume two has some stray markings to the upper cover and a little wear to the edges. The spine gilt on both volumes is blazing bright, unusually so. Both volumes have some light foxing to the endpapers along with some equally light offsetting from the bookplates. All inner hinges are tight and uncracked. The five substantial short stories which make up WESSEX TALES have long been considered among the best of Hardy's nearly fifty pieces of short fiction. "The Distracted Preacher" and "Fellow Townsmen" were written just after the 1878 publication of THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. "The Three Strangers" and "Interlopers at the Knap" were written just prior to the 1886 publication of THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE and "The Withered Arm" was the first story composed after the author's 1887 publication of THE WOODLANDERS. Purdy, pp.58-60; Sadleir 1119. Housed in two matched cloth slipcases with marbled paper sides. NOT A DIFFICULT FIRST EDITION TO FIND BUT VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.. First Edition. Near Fine.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1888. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Later edition in original blue cloth. Publisher: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1888. Binding in very good condition. Fading and some rippling to the spine. Contents clean. Occasional minor foxing to the text. Overall a solid copy. 275 pages. Inventory #10-417.. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE WOMAN'S WORLD

      1888. [signed by Oscar Wilde] New York: Cassell & Company, January 1888. Vol. I, No. 2. Original pale salmon wrappers decorated in red. Regarding this publication we quote at length from Ellman's biography of Wilde:~Thomas Wemyss Reid... came to London in February 1887 to be general manager of the publishers Cassell & Company, and recognized that Wilde's talent could be put to use. The firm had started a magazine the previous October under the name The Lady's World. Reid asked Wilde to look at the back issues and see whether he could think of improvements... Wilde recognized that here at last was a possibility for a reputable livelihood, and in April he answered Reid in a long and carefully written letter that would have impressed any publisher...~"I have read very carefully the numbers of The Lady's World you kindly sent me, and would be very happy to join with you in the work of editing and to some degree reconstituting it. It seems to me that at present it is too feminine, and not sufficiently womanly... We should take a wider range, as well as a high standpoint, and deal not merely with what women wear, but with what they think, and what they feel..."~Wemyss Reid liked these plans, whose only fault was in being ahead of their time. Wilde began to conduct a voluminous correspondence in pursuit of contributions. He asked Queen Victoria for one of her poems, but the indignant regal response was that she had never written one... He soon found that many women resented the title, The Lady's World, as pretentious and repressive. In particular Mrs. Craik, the author of JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN and other novels [and a contributor to this issue], urged him to change it to The Woman's World...~The new approach of the magazine won approval... Wilde was regarded with favor, a situation he could not allow to last indefinitely, so that his editorship would come to a stop... At first Wilde took the work seriously, and arrived at 11:00 a.m. on his appointed days; but gradually he came later and left earlier, so that his visit was "little more than a call"... Wilde's own contributions to The Woman's World, headed "Literary and Other Notes" [five pages in this issue], were gracious, informative and amusing; his name attached to them was a selling point; unfortunately, he soon found them a nuisance to write... they appeared in only twelve of the twenty-odd issues (until October 1889) he edited... The Woman's World suffered from its editor's loss of interest in it. Contributions flagged, circulation fell. Wilde gave it up in 1889 to the Cassell functionary [John] Williams, who was to make it more "practical."~This is an American copy of the second monthly issue, dated January 1888 (which in London was dated December 1887). Included (in addition to a piece by Mrs. Craik and Wilde's own pages of observations) is "The Fallacy of the Superiority of Man" by a Mrs. Charles M'Laren. Condition is near-fine (minor wear at the wrapper edges, as they extend beyond the textual leaves). Mason 278. Housed in a red morocco-backed clamshell case.~This copy is signed by Oscar Wilde across the top of the front wrapper. Signed copies of The Woman's World are very scarce.

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        LES LAURIERS SONT COUPÉS

      Paris: Librairie de la Revue Indépendente, 1888.. 139,[5]pp. Small octavo. Original printed wrappers. Engraved portrait of the author by Jacques E. Blanche. Wrappers lightly rubbed and faintly soiled, top edge foxed, with a few isolated incidents of foxing in the text, front endleaf has caused light tan offsetting to the justification leaf, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. One of 400 numbered copies on vélin anglais mécanique, from a total edition of 420. The copy bears the small label of famed Paris literary publisher Léon Vanier on the upper wrapper, implying that he distributed at least a portion of the edition. Vanier published Dujardin's LES HANTISES in 1886. After Dujardin assumed editorship of the REVUE INDÉPENDENTE several of his books appeared under the imprint of the REVUE, and Vanier published others through the 1890s. After being hailed as one of the influential works of proto-stream- of- consciousness narrative, this prose-work enjoyed a second life, and saw a translation by Stuart Gilbert appear in 1938 under the title WE'LL TO THE WOODS NO MORE. Curiously, Talvart & Place's entry is uncharacteristically vague about the size of the edition, noting only that it was "tirée à petit nombre." TALVART & PLACE (DUJARDIN) 3a.

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        THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

      New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1888. Hardcover. 391 x 298 mm (15 3/8 x 11 3/4"). 16, 182, [10] pp. Publisher's original turkey half morocco and buckram, upper cover with gilt decorative titling, joints and tips renewed with calf (original backstrip preserved), spine panels with blindstamped fleuron, floral patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of the author and 119 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS after crayon drawings by Theodore Jasper, all with tissue guards. Wood 406, 585; Zimmer, p. 334 (these two sources citing the 1881 edition); Anker, p. 80; Sitwell, p. 145. Some rubbing and scuffing to spine, joints, and extremities (noticeable without being severe), small white stain to upper cover, frontispiece rather foxed, isolated minor smudges or thumbing, otherwise a very good copy, the text and plates clean and fresh, and the binding completely sound. This is an excellent copy of one of the most popular birds books of the 19th century. Sometimes called the "Poor Man's Audubon," it used the color lithograph process to bring attractive and accurate color ornithological illustrations within the means of the average consumer, who was unable to afford more luxurious hand-colored works. First issued in parts between 1874 and 1878, it appeared in a number of editions; ours appears to be the first published by the Natural Science Association of America, of which Studer (1840-1904) was president. The plates by doctor and amateur ornithologist Theodore Jasper depict more than 700 species of birds in their natural habitat. Like American ornithologist Alexander Wilson, Jasper would portray numerous varieties of birds in one scene. The text, which was drawn from the writings of prominent ornithologists, provides a lively account of each species' habits and characteristics, and the book is arranged according to the classification system adopted by the American Ornithologists' Union. Studer was devoted to his work; he died in his office--where he also lived--"stricken while asleep among his books," according to the "New York Times.".

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        The Aldine History of Queensland

      Sydney,: Aldine Publishing Co.,, 1888.. Two volumes, thick quarto with black & white frontispiece, numerous chromo-lithographed plates and maps; half-bound in original roan, all edges gilt, hinges and spine chipping, some minor spotting on preliminary leaves else good. A patriotic celebration of early Australian life and progress, published in response to the perceived "need of a history for popular use" and to commemorate the Australian centenary of white settlement. The Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales was published in the same year; the Aldine History of South Australia in 1889.This handsome copy is complete with many coloured plates of fauna and flora, each page of text is bordered by red lines. It contains two double-page maps, and is described by the author as being "...purely Australian in all its mechanical and artistic excellencies".

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        The Aldine History of Queensland in Two Volumes

      Sydney, NSW, Australia: The Aldine Publishing Company , 1888. Rebound with new spines. General wear to boards. Gilt edges. Previous owners name to minor title page of both volumes. Colour and b/w illustrations. "Embracing sketches and portraits of her noted people; The rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and illustrations of her boundless wealth, together with maps of latest survey.". Half-Leather. Good+/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Phantom Future

      London, Richard Bentley. 1888, 1888. First Edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. Bound in gorgeous half blue morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf with attractive fin de siecle tooling in gilt to spines. Top edge gilt. Clean, crisp and beautiful. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and bright. A beautiful copy of this novel of Bohemian student life.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Story of the Gadsbys [sold with]: Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler & Co, n.d. [1888]; and [1890]. First edition of The Story of the Gadsbys, later [intermediate?] issue (see details below); probable Third Indian Edition of Wee Willie Winkie. Together, 2 vols., 8vo. 4 leaves, pp. [1], 2-12, [13-102], [4] leaves; with inserted insurance ad [Gadsbys]; 4 leaves, pp. [9]-96 [Winkie]. Each in original greyish-green printed wrappers. Spine of first title worn and chipped, upper wrapper detached; outer corners of second title wrapper missing else fine. Despite the usual wear and soiling to fragile wrappers, both are otherwise very good, in chemise and half blue morocco slipcase. Bookplate of Arthur Haysworth Masten on inside front wrapper of each title. Stewart 32 and collector David Alan Richards} unpublished bibliography, p. 90 ; 56 (note) . First published in 1888, when Kipling was 23 and working in India for The Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore, these two volumes contain stories written for periodicals. They were published in the "India Railway Library" series (No. 2 and No. 6. respectively) by A.H. Wheeler at Allahabad, and went into several editions. Kipling left India for London the following year. At the bottom of the first title is stamped "A.J. Combridge & Co., Bombay". THE STORY OF THE GADSBYS conforms to the first issue of the front wrappers in two of the three relevant issue points (the mountains appear to be retouched, as per the second issue; however, the heart shape in lower left corner (not touching the border) and absence of the "Mayo Art School, Lahore" slug beneath the imprint, are both points which conform to the first issue, indicating a possible unrecorded intermediate issue (see Richards, p. 90). WEE WILLIE WINKIE conforms to Stewart's description of the third Indian Edition (made up of three thousand sheets printed for the first English edition)

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        The Pioneers of the Alps

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1888. Hardcover. Very Good-. Second edition, with corrections (first issued in 1887). viii, 180 pp, indexed, illustrated with 23 gravure plates (portraits) and several drawings in the text. Withdrawn library copy, with minor related markings. Call number covered and barely noticeable at head of spine, bookplate to front pastedown and remnant of one at rear, perforated stamp on title page. Boards lightly rubbed, worn at tips, 1/2 inch split to cloth at head of spine. Binding tight, hinges secure, pages clean and without foxing. Provides a history of the growth and development of mountaineering from 1387-1885, with sections on alpine accidents and winter mountaineering. This is followed by biographical sketches of the great early Alpine guides, accompanied by lovely portraits by Abney--himself a pioneer in the field of photography. Neate C156.

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1888. 8 volumes, small octavo (171 × 114 mm). Finely bound by Maclehose in red straight-grained morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, with rules in blind either side, triple rule to boards with cornerpieces in blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece to each volume. Inscription to binder's front blank in one volume, mild staining to one title page, an excellent set. A handsome set of Tennyson's works.

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        El Sud Americano Periopdico Ilustrado Primer Ano & Segundo Ano

      Buenos Aires This is a two book set dated 20 De Julio De 1888 and 20 De Julio De 1889. Aparece Quincenalmente. Editado por la Compania Sud-Americana De Billetes De Banco. These two books are in nice condition and contain many illustrations. 480pp plus index and 564pp plus index. The first book contains Numero 1 to Numero 24. The second book contains Numero 25 to numero 47.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Thirty-Fifth Thousand). REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

      John Murray, 1888. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Fifth Thousand, with a folding diagram (lightly creased without loss as a result of poor folding), rear free endpaper recto lightly spotted; original arches-style binding of green cloth, decorative gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), backstrip very slightly dulled (but all gilt bright and clear), an unusually bright, clean, crisp copy with no sign of the usual age-staining or bruising. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1888) bound in at end. The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. An attractive and desirable copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman). Scarce in anything like this condition. Freeman (Darwin), 131; Freeman (BNHB), 907. . Catalogs: natural history: darwin & evolution.

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        Robbery under Arms

      1888. first edition. The “True Tale” of an Australian Bushranger Gang, Led by the Englishman Captain StarlightBOLDREWOOD, Rolf. Robbery Under Arms. A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia. By Rolf Bolderwood [sic]. Three Volumes. London: Remington and Co Publishers, 1888.First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 3/16 x 4 13/16 inches; 182 x 122 mm.). [4], 300; [4], 300; [4], 291, [1, blank] pp.Original smooth grass-green cloth with front covers decoratively stamped in black and spines ruled and lettered in gilt. Gray floral patterned endpapers. Very slightly skewed, spines very slightly darkened, minor rubbing to corners, a few tiny splits to cloth at spine extremities, hinges neatly repaired, free endpapers slightly browned. Minimal foxing and soiling, a few leaves with tiny black spots (ink splatters?) in the upper blank margin. Volume I with short tear (3/8 inch) to upper blank margin of B7 (pp. 13/14) and with R5 (pp. 249/250) creased. Volume III with B4 (pp. 7/8) creased and a tiny paper flaw in the upper blank margin of G8 (pp. 95/96). Overall, an excellent copy of this “true tale” of a bushranger gang, led by the immigrant Englishman Captain Starlight, and narrated by an ex-bushranger awaiting execution for his crimes.Rolf Boldrewood (1826-1915), “pseudonym of Thomas Alexander Browne. Born in London, Browne and his family emigrated to Australia in 1830 and he was educated in Sydney. He found his pseudonym in the work of Scott but he did not begin to write until he was in his forties. For some years Browne was a squatter in Victoria, living the sort of life he later described in his fiction. Later he became a commissioner in the goldfields and a magistrate. His best-known novel, Robbery Under Arms, was published as a serial in The Sydney Mail before appearing in volume form in 1888. This story of a bushranger gang, led by the immigrant Englishman Captain Starlight, is narrated by an ex-bushranger. A Colonial Reformer and A Squatter’s Dream (both 1890) are generally regarded as the best fictional pictures of the squatter’s life. The Miner’s Right (also 1890) is a novel about the goldfields, and Nevermore (1892) a story of prison life. A Sydneyside Saxon (1891) and A Modern Buccaneer [1894] complete the list. Boldrewod’s novels are notable for their vigorous narratives, unambiguous character drawing, and for their picture of life recorded by a keen observer” (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English).“Browne was tall and big framed, fond of hunting and shooting. He began to write as the result of an accident. He had been kicked on the ankle by a horse and wrote his articles for the Cornhill while confined to his house. Most of his work after he became a magistrate was written before breakfast and in the evening. There was no waiting for inspiration; once having got his characters together and made a start he could always see the way to the finish. Robbery Under Arms became a classic in the author's lifetime, and will continue to rank as one of the best Australian novels. He knew his subject perfectly, every detail of the life was familiar to him, and all is set down with a simplicity and sincerity that will prevent the story from becoming old-fashioned. Some of his novels are the merely pedestrian work of a ready writer, but his Old Melbourne Memories is a valuable record of the conditions soon after the founding of that city, and interesting sketches of Browne's boyhood at Sydney will be found in the volume In Bad Company and Other Stories” (Dictionary of Australian Biography).The book has been adapted to film on four occasions: 1907 (one of the earliest narrative movies), 1920, 1957 (starring Peter Finch), and a TV movie in 1985 (starring Sam Neill).Sadleir 261. Wolff 586.

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        Etchings By French Artist: Containing 10 Etchings By Detaille-Martial-Delaunay Etc

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1888. Dark brown cloth gilt decorated on front panel. All edges gilt. 10 full page etchings with tissue guards. Other artists include Casanova, Guignard, Gilli, Saffrey, Couteaux etc. Hinges shaky but holding. Wear to edges with some scufffing to the rear panel and spine, however the gilt cover is very sharp and the etchings are in immaculate condition. Impressive volume. . 1st. Cloth. VG+. Folio.

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        THE MYSTERY OF THE HANSOM CAB. Signed

      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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        The Lea and Dove Edition, being the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Limited,, 1888. or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of rivers fish-ponds fish and fishing … and instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream … Royal quarto (325 × 255 mm). Original dull red morocco-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers (the same as used in the deluxe binding), top edge gilt. Portrait and 14 photogravure plates by P. H. Emerson and George Bankhart, captioned tissue guards, wood-engraved vignettes on india paper and mounted; title printed in red and black; text leaves inserted up to p. 40 with several repeats. Spine slightly sunned and darkened in places, inner hinges just cracked but holding, an excellent copy. A salesman's dummy, or blad, for the lavish royal quarto signed limited edition of the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler. The edition is particularly notable for its photogravures by the renowned photographer of the Broads, Peter Henry Emerson, five of which are bound in here.

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        The happy prince and other tales. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood

      London: David Nutt, 1888. first edition; 116 pp., frontis., original illustrated and printed cream colored boards, covers worn and soiled, now lacking the spine covering, book plate to the front paste down, however internally clean. Photos available upon request.

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