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        Kitab al-Maqamat Al-Adabiyah

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

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        Historique du 9e Regiment de Cuirassiers

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

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        The True and the Beautiful In Nature, Art, Morals and Religion;

      - New York - John Wiley, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of writings by John Ruskin: The True and the Beautiful In Nature, Art, Morals and Religion; Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin; and Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious. Selected and with a biographical notice by Mrs. L. C. Tuthill. With a portrait ot Ruskin to frontispiece to one volume. In three volumes. John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. Ruskin'swriting styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front blank dated 1892. Condition: Handsomely bound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and very slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only a fewink marks from inscriptions to opposite pages. A few pages unopened. Overall: FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Black Arrow; A Tale of the Two Roses

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

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        Frescos De Goya En La Iglesia De San Antonio De La Florida. Grabados al Aguafuerte Por J. M. Galván. Texto De Juan De Dios De La Rada.

      Manuel Tello, Madrid 1888 - 12 pp. de texto y 16 láminas en papel de hilo, aguafuertes originales de Galván, papel con mácula. Algo cansada encuadernación editorial en tela. =Galván y Candela, José María (Madrid, 1837-1899). Pintor y grabador español. Estudió con Luis Fagúndez y en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid. Repartió su actividad entre el grabado, que fue donde más destacó, y la pintura religiosa. El Prado tiene más de setenta grabados suyos, la mayoría basados en las obras de Goya. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Napoli,: 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)<br>& Alcune brossure presentano tracce d&#146;uso ma complessivamente in buono stato di conservazione.& .

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        OUR LIFE AT HERNE BAY. Being a short and faithful account of an eight days' holiday spent in that delightful locality by a party of six persons in the beginning of September, 1888. By Lieutenant Hobson and Sergeant Long of the Honourable Herne Bay Company. Published privately at Bredon in Loughborough, London. 1888.

      1888 with additions to 1935. 1888 - Manuscript. 6 x 7.75 inches. [20] + 268 pp. + [4] + [12] pp. 3 letters (dated 1902, 1906, 1912) tipped in + orig. p. 111-2, partly crossed through, and tipped in here, having been replaced by a cancel leaf + [74] blank leaves. Red ink occasionally used for emphasis. Half-title. Ruled exercise book, bound in original black half morocco over cloth boards, gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Joints split but reinforced by tape on inside. Introductory letter of 1911, by W. A. Staniford, 13 Bredon Road, Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London, SE. added to free endpaper. Illustrated by [4] watercolour plates, protected by tissue guards. An account of a late Victorian seaside holiday, in style reminiscent of the fictitious Diary of a Nobody. The Staniford family of Camberwell arrive in early September 1888 for an eight day holiday at Herne Bay. It is written in a mock pompous style as if conducting a military campaign. The party consisted of 'Sergeant' Long (W. A. Staniford, the paterfamilias), 'Lieutenant' Hobson (his sister, Miss Staniford, renowned in the diary for her voracious appetite), 'Corporal' Jolliffe (Miss Emma West, a cousin), 'Gunner' Miriam (sister to Miss West, described as 'very stout,' probably Mary (Polly) Biggs), 'Gunner' Mum (the materfamilias, possibly Emma Eliza Staniford), and 'Orderly' Tom (the young son, possibly Thomas Henry Staniford). The names Hobson and Jolliffe were taken from characters in The Fur Traders, a Jules Verne novel that 'Sergeant' Long brought with him. The diary is written in two hands, by Staniford and his sister and provides detailed descriptions including their meals, bathing machines at Herne Bay and Margate, the entertainment at the pier, trips on the water, excursions to Margate, and a walk to the village of Herne where they get lost at dusk on the way back. There is an interesting comment on the bicycles and tricycles for hire, mostly 'abominable old ramshackle out of date monstrosities on wheels; they looked as though they had been packed off to the provinces after becoming obsolete in London.' The family appear to be inclined to Roman Catholicism judging by their comments on Herne church and Herne Bay being 'most fearfully and wonderfully ultra Protestant.' A diatribe against Sunday observance is sparked off by the difficulty of hiring a bathing machine on that day: eventually they have to haul the machines themselves with the help of some 'young imps . humbugging about.' As well as the fine watercolour sketches by Staniford, the diary adds several verses and songs composed by the writers. The Herne Bay diary is well composed with dedication, preface, introduction, contents, list of illustrations, running summaries at the tops of pages and pagination. Mary Stanley comments, in an inserted letter from her of 1906: 'I wonder you have never had it printed and published so that the public at large may read it.' Indeed as an example of late Victorian humour, it may well be compared to the Grossmiths' The Diary of a Nobody, its exact contemporary in date of composition. KENT HERNE BAY KENT - EAST KENT DIARIES MANUSCRIPTS 19TH CENTURY HUMOUR SWIMMING THE SEA KENT

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        Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        [Six Sporting Novels]

      London: Bradbury, Agnew, [1888 editions]. Some rubbing and cracked joints, else sound and attractive. Six volumes. Illustrated, including 87 hand-colored plates by John Leech, as well as colored vignettes on the title pages. Bound by Bayntun in quarter red crushed morocco with red cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and sporting ornaments in each panel surrounded by double rules and circles in the corners

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        Two on a Tower

      Sampson Low, Marston Searle, & rivington 1888 - first single volume edition from 1888 in near fine condition, the book has been rebound at some point, half leather with marbled endpapers, there is some minor scuffing to boards, in otherwise excellent condition, some minor bumping to board corners, no other markings, binding tight, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Russland. Handbuch für Reisende

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Novels of Emile Zola: The Soil, Fat and Thin, The Assommoir, The Conquest of Plassans, The Rush for the Spoil, Rome, Truth (7 Volume Set)

      Vizetelly 1888 - A handsome 7 volume set. 1st English editions. Uniformly bound in contemporary 3/4 fine, blue Moroccan leather binding, with blue boards. Top edge gilt. 5 raised bands, gilt ornamentation. Generally good bindings and covers. Light wear to extremities. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrations. See our pictures. Includes: The Soil, Fat and Thin, The Assommoir, The Conquest of Plassans, The Rush for the Spoil, Rome, Truth. (Compare our price for 7 volumes to other sellers selling a single volume from Vizetelly's printings) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOUBLE CURVE DAN, The PITCHER DETECTIVE, or Against Heavy Odds. Beadle&#39;s Half Dime Library. Vol. XXIII. No. 581. September 11, 1888

      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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Les reliures d'art à la Bibliothèque Nationale

      Paris: Rouveyre, 1888 First and only edition, limited to 1,000 copies. Handsomely bound in full mottled calf. Gilt spine, tooled in compartments, with brown morocco labels, gilt triple rules on covers, all edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Large quarto. 7 x 10." . Eighty plates of bindings, executed by Aron Frères, with printed tissue guards. Fine in very good calf-tipped slipcase. Light wear to slipcase. Ink inscription on a preliminary blank: "Cécile Warnery, cadeau de Caroline Marie Warnery?Schlumberger." We cannot be sure which member of the famous Schlumberger family this is. Original pictorial wrappers bound in.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Memorial Of Sarah Pugh: A Tribute Of Respect (One Of Great Abolitionists Of The 19th Century)

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1888. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (American History) Memorial Of Sarah Pugh. A Tribute Of Respect From Her Cousins. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. One of the great abolitionists of the 19th century. Important anti-slavery movement record. Duodecimo. Toning. Flecking. Very Good. Slight tear at title page. $1000.00

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        Coleccion de Trozos Selectos en los idiomas y dialectos usalos en la PeninsulaIberica. Impresa con los nuevos tipos de la Bastarda Espagnola.

      - Exceptionnel exemplaire, somptueuse reliure aux armesd'Isabelle II reine d' Espagne, dédié à la même, imprimé avec une typographie originale ( àl'anglaise) sur papier Japon impérial très fin. Ce livres contient des textes ou fragments de Cervantès, de la Barca, Louis de Camoès, VictorBalaguer, Verdaguer, Teodior Llorente, Marian Aguilo, Jose M. de Iparraguirre etc. en versionoriginale en Castillan, Basque, Catalan, Portugais, etc. AUTEUR: Collectif ( dont Cervantès TITRE: Coleccion de Trozos Selectos en los idiomas y dialectos usalos en la PeninsulaIberica. Impresa con los nuevos tipos de la Bastarda Espagnola. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Barcelona, Imprenta del Correo Tipografico, 1888 Livre dédié Au su Majestad Dona ISABEL II Reina de Espana, dedica respetuosamente esteejemplar COLLATION: Sans pagination FORMAT: 27 x 19 cm RELIURE: Somptueuse reliure d'époque en plein chagrin, plat en bois épais, sur le premierau centre le monogramme couronné d'Isabelle II d'Espagne. Dos à nerfs. La reliure est ornéd'un très fin décor estampé aux fers dorés. Coupes filetées, dentelles intérieures égalementdorés. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans ETAT: Exemplaire en très bon état, frais et propre. Legers frottements d'usage sur lacoiffe de tête et deux coins ( sans aucune gravité). POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: The Century Co, 1888. First edition. Very Good. First issue in the original tan buckram binding with green and gilt stamping and beveled boards, all page edges gilt. A solid Very Good copy with boards somewhat soiled, minor wear to the spine ends and some pencil markings erased from the front end paper, otherwise a relatively clean tight copy. & & The first major work illustrated by Frederick Remington, who up until that point had only sketched for magazines. Remington would go on to become one of the most prominent artists of the American West. The book is based on Roosevelt&#39;s experiences ranching in the Dakota Badlands during the cattle boom of the 1880s. The book documents his everyday routine, herding, hunting and working the ranch, as well as his extraordinary exploits such as the capture of three outlaws and guarding them for 40 straight hours without sleep, while transporting them to trial. A fantastic early account of western life by an American icon and one closely associated with the tough western lifestyle. Very Good.

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        DOUBLE CURVE DAN, The PITCHER DETECTIVE, or Against Heavy Odds. Beadle&#39;s Half Dime Library. Vol. XXIII. No. 581. September 11, 1888

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

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

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        Memorial Catalogue of the French and Dutch Loan CollectionEdinburgh International Exhibition 1886

      ONT>By William Ernest Henley, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A decorative record of art from the French and Dutch school as shown at the Edinburgh International Exhibition in 1886. Thirty thousand people thronged the Meadows on May 6, 1886 when Prince Albert Victor opened the International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art. The Exhibition building was an imposing structure comprising a Grand Hall, fronting the main entrance at Brougham Place. Over 20,000 exhibits illustrated the &#39;material progress of the age&#39; and there were 1,725 works of art in the fine art galleries. The list of items displayed included &#39;educational appliances; Italian furniture and marble; violins from Prague; Turkish embroidery; illustrations of mining, pottery, sugar-refining, sea industries, paper-making, printing; and railway, tram-way and other vehicular appliances&#39;. With fifteen plates and numerous illustrations in the text, as well as illuminated capitals. Number 373 of a limited press of 520. Condition: In a brown cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, though a little rubbed and with some bumping to the corners. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Some offsetting from illustrations. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Les précurseurs des Félibres (1800-1855), illustrations de paul Marrou, Paris, Quantin, 1888.

      - 1 vol. grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin vert épinard, dos à nerfs, titre doré, fleurons dorés, tête dorée, couverture illustrée conservée Tirage à 500 exemplaires - 351 p. + 22 eaux-fortes hors-texte, envoi de l'auteur, ex-libris, prospectus de la maison Quantin concernant l'ouvrage. Très bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1888. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. Original blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First British Edition of this adventure tale taking place during the American Civil War. This is the tale of the antagonism between Burbank (an anti-slavery Northerner now living near Jacksonville, Florida) and Texar (a pro-slavery Southerner); Texar winds up kidnapping Burbank&#39;s daughter and hiding her in the Everglades, and Burbank heads off in search of his daughter -- all as the Civil War rages around them.~NORD CONTRE SUD came out in France in 1887, and by the end of the summer of that year the American pirate publisher George Munro came out with TEXAR&#39;S VENGEANCE in his wrappered Seaside Library. In November 1887, Rand McNally published a hardbound American edition (a different translation) titled TEXAR&#39;S REVENGE. Then this British edition, hardbound and illustrated and the same translation as Rand McNally&#39;s, came out in December 1887 (though dated 1888). These were soon followed by Worthington&#39;s (New York) 1888 edition of TEXAR&#39;S REVENGE. The book did not get good reviews in America: the New York Daily Tribune wrote,~[In Jules Verne&#39;s] story of "Texar"... a very thin streak of narrative is padded to almost unwieldy proportions by a quantity of remarkably inaccurate information about the rebellion. If anyone thought the game worth the candle it would be easy to point out the various comical inaccuracies in the historical part of the story... [quoted in T&M]~This copy is in the deluxe binding style, with all edges gilt; its condition is very good -- spine a bit sunned as always, volume slightly askew. This is a Verne title that we seldom see. Taves & Michaluk V033.

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        Etude clinique sur la maladie de Freidreich

      A. Parent 1888 In-4° broché en exemplaire de thèse, 192 pp. Couverture d'attente de l'époque. Thèse soutenue devant Charcot. C'est historiquement la plus grande thèse de médecine présidée par Charcot. Soca était venu de Montevideo poursuivre ses études à Paris à la Salpetrière. Elle est d'une rareté insigne

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        Smith: A Tragedy

      Glasgow: Frederick W. Wilson and Brother, 1888. Paperback. Very Good in Wraps. Paperback. First Edition. 300 copies printed. SCARCE PRESENTATION COPY of Davidson&#39;;s fourth book, inscribed "To Mrs. John A. Cramb with kind regards from John Davidson." John Davidson (1857-1909) was a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist. His chief talent was as a poet, and his work influenced early Modernists such as T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens. Due to personal and financial problems, Davidson ultimately committed suicide. The recipient and her husband, a student, were among Davidson&#39;;s closest friends when he attended Edinburgh University. They followed Davidson to London in the early 1890s hoping also for successful literary careers. In the end, John Cramb returned to academic life, becoming professor of Modern History at Queen&#39;;s College, London. Cramb had a crucial influence on Davidson&#39;;s later works (in particular The Testaments of John Davidson) through his book, The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain (1900). In the original parchment wrappers, which are browned and lightly soiled, but otherwise in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and bright, with very light rippling caused by tight signatures. Enclosed in red cloth folder, which is inserted into a red cloth slipcase with quarter leather spine. Gilt title, author, date, and "presentation copy" to spine. 82 pages including publishers catalogue. DRA/051111.

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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms with observations on their habits

      London : John Murray, 1888 A very good early copy of Darwin&#39;s work on earthworms in the original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The binding is in very good condition being bright and clean and with relatively little wear other than light rubbing to corners and slight pulling to the spine. The original endpapers are present. The title page states that this is the 11th thousand corrected. Contents are very clean and sound. With extensive publisher&#39;s catalogue bound at the rear.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888

      John Wisden & Co. 1888 - Twenty-fifth edition. Original paper wrappers, darkened. New paper spine with chips to head and tail. A fair copy.

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      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. Forty-Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean; mild rubbing to spine tips. Near Fine. Octavo (5" x 7-1/2") in original gilt-decorated green cloth. A Grolier American 100 book. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front blank: "Harold C. Ernst/with the kind regards of/Oliver Wendell Holmes./August 7th 1888." Laid in is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from the author to Dr. Ernst dated 28 February 1891 thanking him for a lecture he sent to Holmes and asking Ernst to keep him informed of the progress in the new department in which he is involved. In full: "I am much obliged to you for your interesting Lecture which I sat down and read as soon as I received it. Therefore you should continue to keep us all informed from time to time of the progress making in this wonderful new department of science to which you are directing yourself." Holmes may be referring to a meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine on 16 October 1890 when Ernst spoke on the rabies virus and vaccination. (Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux developed the first rabies vaccine in 1885.) Apparently a copy that was once owned by Holmes himself as his bookplate is on the front pastedown. Laid in is a 1980 receipt from a bookseller selling each of these two items separately for one hundred and fifty dollars each. Dr. Harold C. Ernst was first a star pitcher on the baseball team at Harvard and later a professor of bacteriology and pathology at Harvard Medical School. In 1919 he was the first recipient in America of the Gold-Headed Cane Award.

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        November Boughs

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. First Edition. First Printing; Octavo (23cm); maroon V cloth, bevelled covers, top edge gilt, and stamped in gilt on the spine and front panel (Blanck&#39;s E binding); 140pp. + 1 page ad. One of about 1000 copies bound in hard bevelled covers, and one of two binding variants probably used for the standard trade edition of the book. Some trivial rubbing at the spine ends, small vintage booksellers label partially removed from rear pastedown, and a tiny abraded area near the upper edge of the rear panel; clean throughout and otherwise Near Fine, with the gilt bright and vibrant. An extremely attractive copy. BAL 21430.

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        C. 1888 Group of Large Format Albumen Photographs Including the Eiffel Tower While Under Construction

      France, 1888. Group of 7 photographic images includes: No. 161 Paris L&#39;Hotel de Ville et le Pont d&#39;Arcole X. Phot.; No. 227 Hotel de Cluny L.P. Phot.; the uncredited image of the Eiffel Tower, about 1/2 built, taken from the river side across bridge, with promenade of pedestrians and horse-drawn traffic passing below, dredge-boats in river, construction of other buildings in the distance, most probably for the 1889 World&#39;s Fair - the tower was being built as the entry to that; No. 194 Paris. La Sainte-Chapelle et le Palais de Justice L.P. Phot.; No. 142 Paris La Tour St. Jacques et la Rue de Rivoli X. Phot., the street populated with crowds, Credit Lyonnais to right of image - edge loss in a thin triangle at bottom; No. 135 Interieur de la Sainte Chapelle X. Phot.; No. 140 Palais du Trocadero L.P. Photo. - with a tiny side-chip; all of about the same size, approx. 8" x 10 3/4"; all mounted on black paper stock in a in a black period-style album, approx. 11" x 13 1/2", grained &#39;leatherette&#39; finish with light wear; some fading to images, defects as noted; some wrinkling from laying-down to pages; good to very good overall, the tower photograph particularly arresting. . First Edition. Very Good.

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        Looking Backward, 2000-1887.

      Boston: Ticknor and Company. 1888 - First Edition, First Issue, with the printer's (Arakelyan) imprint on the copyright page and "wore" for "were" on page 210 at line 8. Thick 12mo, 470 pp. Light, olive-green original cloth with titling in black and gilt designs. Penciled name and date at top of title page, reading "Henry Sampson (?) March 1888." An exceptionally fine, tight copy in a morocco-edged slipcase. Sargent p.38. BAL 956. Negley 80. Grolier 100. Lewis p.11ff. right (III) 460. Downs, Books the Changed America 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appletons&#39; Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six Volume Set

      D. Appleton and Company, 1888. Early. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Biographies of above 15,000 prominent native and adopted citizens of the United States, including living persons, from the earliest settlement of the country; also the names of several thousand eminent citizens of Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Peru, and all the other countries of North and South America. Sixty-one steel engrave portraits. Numerous other illustrations. Six volume set. Calf leather spine and tips with marble boards. Scuffing and shelf rubbing. Good condition. Published by D. Appleton and Company, 1888

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        The History of the Huguenot Settlers in Ireland And Other Literary Remains

      Private Printing. Poor. 1888. Hardcover. Binding in poor condition with cracked spine, 2 cm area of loss to the cloth, mildew staining, corners worn to boards; tanning to feps with owner&#39;s contemporaneous signature (Frances Burkitt). ; Engravings; 1 x 10.9 x 8.2 inches; 296, xxii pages; Includes 4 maps, 2 of them coloured, bound together with the Synods of Cashel, nos. 1-9, along with 2 plates and other pamphlets including Gimlette&#39;s The Annals of St Olaf&#39;s Church. Blue cloth with gold lettering to front, ruled borders. Please enquire about postage before ordering .

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        The Chess Monthly

      iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume IV (4). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        [1 of 50, Signed by De Vinne, Signed by Author, with ALS] Quinquaginta; A Birthday Book of Verses

      New York: Privately Printed (De Vinne Press), 1888. First edition. Original parchment backed, gray paper covered boards with gilt ruling and leaf design, lettering in dark gray on cover, spine with large gilt lettering. Number 4 of only 50 Copies Printed, signed by De Vinne (publisher) on limitation page. Presentation Copy from author: "To Anna C. Bird/ from her friend,/ W. R. Huntington/ Sept 20/ 1888" WIth lengthy autograph letter from the author Anna Bird, the presentee, a cheery three page letter dated Sept. 20, 1888 (attached to rear endsheet). William Reed Huntington was a prominent 19th Century clergyman and well-respected poet whose work appeared in Stedman&#39;s American Anthology. A bright copy with few faults, the fragile parchment backing with almost no wear except for very slight wear to top and bottom of spine. The gilt lettering on spine is still quite bright. Most scarce and a significant example of De Vinne&#39;s craft. nb "quinqaginta" means "fifty.

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      1888. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. One preliminary page undated ads (with this title the last added). Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black. First British Edition, also the first hardbound and first illustrated edition in English, published the year after the French edition titled LE CHEMIN DE FRANCE. This tale takes place during the 1792 defense of France under General Dumouriez against the invading Prussians -- culminating in the "cannonade of Valmy." This was one of Verne&#39;s most anti-German tales (along with THE BEGUM&#39;S FORTUNE); to quote from a contemporary British review (cited by T&M),~This is a dangerous theme for a French writer, especially now, when the national feeling runs so high against all that is German... The writer delights to seek in the past a literary revenge for recent disasters, as it seems not to be likely to come in the immediate future... It somewhat mars our enjoyment to hear, so to speak, throughout the gnashing of teeth whenever anything German is mentioned... ~The actual first edition of this title in English was published in wrappers in Toronto, by October 1888; this Sampson Low edition was next, published the following month. In the same month, a wrappered American edition was published by Frank Lovell.~This copy is in the secondary binding of green cloth decorated entirely in black (and thus lacks one of the best features of the primary binding, the gilt "streaks of rain" across the front cover scene). Condition is fine except for a cracked front endpaper. Taves & Michaluk V032; Myers 21.

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        Chambers's encyclopaedia : a dictionary of universal knowledge [complete in 10 volumes]

      London and Edinburgh : William and Robert Chambers ; Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott 1888 - Physical description: 10v. : 39 plates, maps (some col. and folding), illus. ; 28cm. Subjects: Encyclopaedias -- 19th century. Notes: Edited by David Patrick (1849-1914). Text in double columns and within single-line borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked, full maroon leather. Gilt titles and decorative tooling to spines. Blind tooled titles and decorative borders to front and rear panels. Some light rubbing and edge nicks to the spine bands. Panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-dulled, with some minor bumping to the corners. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: Presentation copy to Arthur H. Moody with a pres. bookplate to the front pastdown of volume 1. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pioneer Days on Puget Sound

      Seattle, W.T:: C.B. Bagley, Printer,, 1888.. Hardcover. 12mo. 83pp. Errata tipped-in at p83, minor pencil correction on page 69. Original brown cloth stamped in silver with blind rules; covers with some minor wear to the extremities, and some incidents of light old staining; front hinge strained at the title-page, a few signatures loose; a Very Good copy. This copy with a presentation inscription on the title-page from one of Arthur & Louisa Denny&#39;s grand-daughters, Roberta Frye Watt, dated 1953. SMITH 2408, SOLIDAY II-323, WASHINGTON 89:12, HOWES D253a. // "This is Denny&#39;s account of his first ten years on Puget Sound from 1851 to 1861. Clarence Bagley, the printer, was a pioneer newspaperman and a personal friend of Denny. The first edition had a small press run, probably no more than 300 copies, and it was distributed among Denny&#39;s friends with no copies being offered for sale. An unknown number were distributed, but the majority were still in Bagley&#39;s printing shop when the Seattle fire of 1889 completely destroyed the shop along with all the remaining copies. These circumstances combine to make it one of the rarest of the early Washington Territorial imprints." - Tweney Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Game of Louisa

      McLoughlin Brothers, New York - 1888. A colorful board, moving pieces, dice cups and dice, all contained in a colorful lidded box. Size 18 by 17.25 inches. Instruction for how to play on the underside of the lid. ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE with all playing pieces present and in fine condition. Ready to play! A beautiful game from two centuries ago and a wonderful survival. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nos poètes.

      A. Dupret 1888 - - A. Dupret, Paris _1888, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Gyp, comtesse de Martel. Une infime déchirure angulaire sans manque en tête de la première garde, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Istòri causido dóu Gulistan de Sa'di. Revira dóu persan per Louis Piat [1853-1941]

      Montpellier, Imprimerie Centrale du Midi, Hamelin Frères, 1888. 4to.; 104 pp Cubiertas originales. Una curiosa versión occitana, con notas, del «Jardin de las Rosas», un texto del siglo XIII, la obra más famosa de la literatura persa y uno de los clásicos sufíes, publicada el mismo año en que Sir Richard Burton y F.F. Arbuthnot editaban la primera versión inglesa para la Kama Shastra Society. Sa'di, llamado originalmente Muslih-uddin, nació en Shiraz y estudió en Bagdad, donde permaneció durante treinta años, viajando después entre 1226 y 1256 por Europa, Etiopía, Egipto, Siria, Palestina, Armenia, Turquía, Arabia e Iran, hasta mas allá del Indo, en el Indostan. Después de unos años en Damasco, en Jerusalén fue hecho prisionero por los Francos y condenado a trabajos forzados en Trípoli para ser finalmente liberado por un amigo de Alepo. Volvió a Shiraz donde permaneció hasta el fin de su larga vida entre el sufismo y la poesía. El «Gulistan» es una obra en prosa, con versos intercalados, sobre la sabiduría práctica y las cuestiones morales, en un estilo fácil y amenísimo, con mumerosos pasaje autobiográficos. -

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        Wessex Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1888. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spines and light green ruled band design to top and bottom of front board and spine. Both spines rolled; volume 2: spine somewhat worn and darkened, with rubbing to corners. Both in good condition. Bookplate to volume one. First edition. Scarce: there were 750 copies of this edition published, at 12 shillings, although only 634 copies were actually bound up to be sold at the time.

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        Their Majesties Servants" Annals Of The English Stage From Thomas Betterton To Edmund Kean Edited And Revised by Robert W. Lowe

      London: John Nimmo, 1888. board_book. Scarlet three quarter crushed morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 436, 414, 428 pages. Royal 8vo, 25 1/2 x 17 1/2 cm. Fifty copper engraved portraits, each in two states (one on Japanese and the other on plate paper, as India proofs), and eighty mounted wood-engraved illustrations. Index in each volume. Limited edition, copy 291 of 300. Bound by Dawson & Nicholson. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, bookplates, joints and extremities occasionally rubbed, Vol.I front cover rehinged. Internally bright and clean.

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        Mr. Meeson&#146;s Will

      Spencer Blackett, London, 1888. Mr. Meeson&#146;s Will by H. Rider Haggard. Signed first edition in brown quarter leather, brown cloth, leather tips, gold lettering and raised bands. Publisher: Spencer Blackett, London, 1888. Binding is in near fine condition. Contents clean. Flat signed on blank free endpaper. 286 pages. A wonderful copy. Inventory #11-617.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Maiwa&#39;s Revenge

      London: Longman&#39;s, Green, and Co., 1888. i -vi; 216 pps. Very nice 1st ed. copy of this uncommon title. Bound in brown leather, marbled boards and endpapers. TEG. Very minor foxing present. An excellent and unusual find.. Signed by H. Rider Haggard. First Edition / First Printing. Half-Leather. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Colonel Quaritch V.C. A Tale of Country Life

      London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1888, 1888. First Edition. Three Volumes. Author&#39;s last work to be published in &#39;triple-decker&#39; form. Publisher&#39;s red cloth, slightly bumped to spine ends. A trifle faded to the spine, somme light spotting, essentially bright, tight and solid. Internally clean with some light marginal spotting. Tipped into the prelims of volume 1 is a compliment slip from the author signed by Haggard (under his hieroglyphic letterhead). This particular copy is a publisher&#39;s presentation copy, bearing a presentation blind stamp to the title page. Until recently part of the library of noted bibliographical enthusiast and all round bibliophile; Eric Quayle. A nice copy, housed in an atttactive fleece-lined marbled slip case.

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        COLONEL QUARITCH, V.C. A tale of country life

      Longmans, Green and Co. London.,1888. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). All three volumes are generally clean and tidy throughout but have been re-cased into their original publishers bindings and new blank endpapers have been added. Original red cloth with black lettering to the fonr boards and spines. All three spines are faded but the black lettering is still strong. A few spots and marks to the cloth. Housed in a recent cloth covered slip-case. :

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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