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        Auld Licht Idylls

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1888. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 250 p. Inscribed by Author(s). Inscribed first edition of Barrie's second book. Original dark blue cloth, beveled. 8vo, 250 pp. with 2 pp. of undated ads. These tales were told to Barrie by his mother, the "daughter of a local stonemason who was one of the most fanatical upholders of that fiercely puritanical brand of Protestantism known as the Auld Lichts" [Dunbar]. This copy is in very good-plus condition (an unobtrusive one-inch split in the front joint, as is often the case with these hefty H&S volumes). This is an inscribed presentation copy signed by Barrie, reading on the half-title "Walter Sichel | from J. M. Barrie." Also, loosely inserted is a two-page autograph letter signed by Sichel, dated Feb. 17, 1930, to an unidentified bookseller, offering to sell this book ("I have a presentation copy of the first edition (1888) of Sir James Barrie's Auld Licht Idylls which he gave me at that time..."). Sichel (1855-1933) was an English lawyer and biographer who wrote books on Disraeli, Sheridan, Sterne and Emma Lady Hamilton; his sister Edith Sichel was also a noted biographer. It would appear that the bookseller did buy this book from Sichel; otherwise how would the book and the letter have wound up together? Cutler 5. Additional postage may be required for international orders, please inquire of bookseller for exact amount.

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        Contemporary German Art. At the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. Translated by N. D'Anvers.

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1888 - 2 volumes in one, large quarto (295 x 222 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, red inlay decoration to spine, decorative gilt frames to covers, red silk moiré doublures, gilt turn-ins and edges, fore-edge painting. Booklabel to first binder's blank. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to extremities, scratches and small abrasion to foot of front cover, slight fraying to silk moiré endpapers, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy. Title pages printed in red and black. With 84 photogravure plates with captioned tissue-guards and numerous further illustrations to the text. First edition in English, one of 1,000 copies of this richly illustrated work, this copy with an impressive fore-edge painting. Originally published in German in 1886, also in a run of 1,000 copies, to accompany the Centenary exhibition held that year. This collection showcases the work of over 130 German artists, depicting religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Each profile is accompanied by an insightful biographical sketch by renowned illustrator and art critic Ludwig Pietsch (1824–1911). Pietsch was a close friend of a number of artists and sculptors including Reinhold Begas and Adolph Menzel, whose art features in volume I. The translator was Nancy R. E. Bell under her pseudonym, N. D'Anvers. Bell was a prolific author and translator, writing extensively on the history of art and providing guides to numerous collections. The Elementary History of Art, first published in 1874, offered high-culture information in a functional and affordable format, and proved highly popular, being released in numerous updated editions throughout her life. Amy von Lintel, Nancy Bell's Elementary History of Art and the British Origins of Popular Art History, Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, vol. 14, issue 2, Summer 2015. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collins Standard Map of London

      Lithograph, in original outline colour, 765 x 830mm, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original cloth boards, with the original end-paper describing 'Public Conveyances', lacking the upper board with title label. London : Edward Stanford,

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        Deutsche Geschichte

      Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 14 x 22 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel. 208 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. Heft 24 der Reihe "Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek", Herausgeber: Gottfried Feder. - Aus dem Inhalt: Germanische Frühzeit - Das fränkische Reich - Das Deutsche Reich (bis zum Interregnum) - Deutschland unter Wahlkönigen - Zeitalter der Reformation - Aufstieg Brandenburg-Preußens - Preußens Fall und Erhebung - Kampf um die deutsche Einheit - Das Deutsche Reich (Entwicklung bis 1888 / Wilhelm II. / Der Weltkrieg / Ausblick) - Schluss - Register. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: ". . . die Judengefahr. Die Juden sind Volks- und Rassefremde, und es ist eine absichtliche Irreführung wenn sie sich so stellen, als verfolge man in ihnen den religiös Andersdenkenden. Vielleicht hätten sie vor dem Kriege, zumal ihre Zahl nicht zu ungeheuer groß war (knapp 1 % der Bevölkerung, bei sinkender Geburtszahl), bei ihrer Anpassungsfähigkeit an die Wirtschaftsvölker, vom deutschen Volke aufgesogen werden können. Der Liberalismus aber gibt beging den Fehler, weil die Juden ihn förderten, sie aus falschem Gerechtigkeitsgefühl und in der grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen zu schützen, ja den kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertigen Ostjuden die Türe zu öffnen. In ungeheurem Masse zogen die Juden nun, nachdem sie die volle Gleichberechtigung erlangt hatten, Handel, Börsen und Geldverkehr an sich, drangen in die Laufbahnen der Richter und Anwälte, der Ärzte und Gelehrten ein, beherrschten bald völlig die Kunst, vor allem das Theater, die Presse, später auch Kino und Rundfunk. Hieraus wurde - immer abgesehen davon, daß es natürlich auch sittlich und geistig hochstehende Personen unter ihnen gibt - doch die Seele des deutschen Volkstums vergiftet, die Staatsautorität untergraben. Alle der Kirche und dem Staat feindlichen Strömungen wurden von jeher und werden noch heute von Juden geleitet. Die judengegnerische Bewegung aber, der Antisemitismus, gebärdete sich zum Teil so roh und wüst, daß er alle feiner gearteten Seelen abstieß und sogar in das Lager der Judenfreunde führte." - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek, die Juden als Volks- und Rassefremde, die grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen, kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertige Ostjuden, die Seele des deutschen Volkstums durch das Judentum vergiftet und die Staatsautorität untergraben, alle kirchen- und staatsfeindlichen Strömungen von Juden geleitet, Antisemitismus, Kaiser Wilhelm II. ein Versager auf dem Kaiserthron, Geschichtsschreibung / Geschichtswissenschaft im Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, Schrifttum der Bewegung, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - 2. Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (viele Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst tadellos) Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo (pp.113-153 246-291, 2 Taf.).

      Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 114. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1888, 8, 562 pp., 14 lith. Taf., Halbleinenband. First Print! Wilhelm Roux's work "Beiträge zur Entwickelungsmechanik des Embryo. Ueber die künstliche Hervorbringung halber Embryonen durch Zerstörung einer der beiden ersten Furchungskugeln, sowie über die Nachentwickelung (Postgeneration) der fehlenden Körperhälfte" on the production of half-embryos initiated a turning point by shifting emphasis from descriptive to experimental embryology. Wilhelm Roux believed that the above work showed that the nucleus of each blastomere is capable of directing a specific independent line of differentiation. He eventually concluded that the nucleus is made of hereditary particles. Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924) is regarded as the founder of developmental mechanics, 'Entwicklungsmechanik' as he named it. Garrison & Morton No. 505

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        A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.

      Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer's pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink 'South Australian Aboriginal. Photo - W.T. Lingwood Smith, Detective Photographer, Adelaide'; all of the prints are in fine condition. William Thomas Lingwood Smith was a Detective Photographer in the South Australian Police Force from 1888 until his retirement in 1922. As early as 1894 he also pioneered fingerprinting in Australia, becoming an expert in the Criminal Investigation Branch of the South Australian Police Department. An album of photographs in the South Australian Museum (Series AA 295/01, Album P), whose provenance is given as 'William Thomas Lingwood Smith', contains numerous photographs by both Paul Foelsche - a fellow South Australian police photographer - and Lingwood Smith, along with others by F.J. Gillen, Saul Solomon, Henry Yorke Lyell Brown and Hermann Klaatsch, and would appear to have been compiled by Lingwood Smith himself. Unlike the photographs of Paul Foelsche, however, the photographs of Lingwood Smith are virtually unknown; they were taken not for commercial purposes, but exclusively in the line of his police work. With the exception of the album and some individual prints in the South Australian Museum, we can locate no examples of Lingwood Smith's photography in any Australian collection. The photographs in this group were taken by Lingwood Smith in various locations in South and Central Australia. The photographer's captions on four of the five prints identify the subject matter and locations. They include a group of Aboriginal prisoners in chains. The captions are as follows: [1] Native Grave with mourning caps / Murray River [2] En route with Native Prisoners from Central Australia to Pt. Augusta [3] Corroberrie (sic) / Alice Springs [group of men painted for ceremony] [4] Alice Springs [group of women painted for ceremony] [5] [Two men in staged combat] Lingwood Smith was listed as a police photographer under the name of 'Smith, W.T. Lingwood' at 140 Grote Street, Adelaide, in directories from 1891 to 1896; then as 'Lingwood-Smith, W.T.' at the following addresses: 1897-1903 140 Grote Street, Adelaide; 1904-12 Goodwood Road, Wayville; 1913+ Frederick Street, Parkside.' (Noye, Dictionary of South Australian Photography, 1845-1914). This information suggests that the photographs we offer here were taken after 1897, as they were sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith's Aboriginal portraits on which the photographer's name was written in its later form.

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        The Complete Poems and Prose 1855–1888

      Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers,, [1888]. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Portrait title page and 4 plates with tissue-guards. Spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to covers, front hinge partly cracked but holding, text block unaffected, a little foxing to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy. First edition thus, signed limited edition, number 245 of 600 copies only, signed by the author on the half-title, (limitation added in manuscript by Horace Traubel to verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf). This edition, Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetical and prose works (after the 1876 Centennial Edition with Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets), was "handled" and put together by Whitman himself in 1888–9, and is made up of three works: Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs (copyright 1881, 1882 and 1888 respectively). It is also illustrated with portraits individually selected by Whitman. A single "Note at End" leaf provides Whitman's printed envoi to the reader, dated Nov 13 1888, and ending, "I have put my name with pen-and-ink with my own hand in the present volume. And from engraved or photo'd portraits taken from life, I have selected some, of different stages, which please me best, (or at any rate displease me least,) and bequeath them at a venture to you, reader, with my love". For Whitman, this edition, put together as his conclusive testament four years before his death, was a thoroughly personal project, with the signature and illustrations providing "all the guarantees of my personality" (Horace Traubel's diary 8 Jan 1889) going "straight from my hands into the hands of the reader; from my heart to your heart" (ibid. 20 Jan 1889). The "C" binding on this copy, as Myerson notes, is the one found on the English issue copies which were sent to England in unbound sheets in late 1889, and then bound on order.

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        Poetry (The Liberal Arts)

      Engraving after Goltzius: personification of Poetry, holding the Caduceus, is inspiring an old man writing on a book behind her. Numbered on the bottom left:'4', two lines of Latin text:'Per me formatur... regesq[ue] ducesq[ue] moventur'. On the verso collector's mark of Pim van Eekelen. Earlier in collection J.A. van Dongen (1888-1972) Engraving on paper with small margins: platemark: 177 x 131mm, total: 184 x 135 mm; possibly restored; New Hollstein 702 OMP-D (6)

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        The Trackman's Helper. A Pocket Companion For the Track Foremen Generally. It Treats on More than 300 Different Subjects Relating to Track Work with Rules, Tables and Illustrations. As a Book of Reference for Section Foremen is Superior to any Book heretofore Published

      Joseph Kindelan, Roadmaster / The Mitchell Printing Co, Mitchell, Dakota 1888 - First edition. Small octavo. 299pp.; 5pp. of ads. Red paper gilt over boards. Small publisher's label front pastedown, modest rubbing at the extremities, a nice, very good copy. OCLC locates about six copies of the Dakota edition over two records. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Contemporary German Art.

      London: George Bell & Sons,, 1888. At the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. Translated by N. D'Anvers. 2 volumes in one, large quarto (295 x 222 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, red inlay decoration to spine, decorative gilt frames to covers, red silk moiré doublures, gilt turn-ins and edges, fore-edge painting. Title pages printed in red and black. With 84 photogravure plates with captioned tissue-guards and numerous further illustrations to the text. Booklabel to first binder's blank. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to extremities, scratches and small abrasion to foot of front cover, slight fraying to silk moiré endpapers, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy. First edition in English, one of 1,000 copies of this richly illustrated work, this copy with an impressive fore-edge painting. Originally published in German in 1886, also in a run of 1,000 copies, to accompany the Centenary exhibition held that year. This collection showcases the work of over 130 German artists, depicting religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Each profile is accompanied by an insightful biographical sketch by renowned illustrator and art critic Ludwig Pietsch (1824–1911). Pietsch was a close friend of a number of artists and sculptors including Reinhold Begas and Adolph Menzel, whose art features in volume I. The translator was Nancy R. E. Bell under her pseudonym, N. D'Anvers. Bell was a prolific author and translator, writing extensively on the history of art and providing guides to numerous collections. The Elementary History of Art, first published in 1874, offered high-culture information in a functional and affordable format, and proved highly popular, being released in numerous updated editions throughout her life.

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        Sansibar. Ein ostafrikanisches Culturbild.

      Leipzig: 1888 - 184 S. HLn. der Zeit. Mit 15 Abbildungen und einem Plan. Kanten etwas berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Johann Nadelmann Antiquariat]
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        The Complete Poems and Prose 1855–1888.

      Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers, [1888] - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to covers, front hinge partly cracked but holding, text block unaffected, a little foxing to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy. Portrait title page and 4 plates with tissue-guards. First edition thus, signed limited edition, number 245 of 600 copies only, signed by the author on the half-title, (limitation added in manuscript by Horace Traubel to verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf). This edition, Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetical and prose works (after the 1876 Centennial Edition with Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets), was "handled" and put together by Whitman himself in 1888–9, and is made up of three works: Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs (copyright 1881, 1882 and 1888 respectively). It is also illustrated with portraits individually selected by Whitman. A single "Note at End" leaf provides Whitman's printed envoi to the reader, dated Nov 13 1888, and ending, "I have put my name with pen-and-ink with my own hand in the present volume. And from engraved or photo'd portraits taken from life, I have selected some, of different stages, which please me best, (or at any rate displease me least,) and bequeath them at a venture to you, reader, with my love". For Whitman, this edition, put together as his conclusive testament four years before his death, was a thoroughly personal project, with the signature and illustrations providing "all the guarantees of my personality" (Horace Traubel's diary 8 Jan 1889) going "straight from my hands into the hands of the reader; from my heart to your heart" (ibid. 20 Jan 1889). The "C" binding on this copy, as Myerson notes, is the one found on the English issue copies which were sent to England in unbound sheets in late 1889, and then bound on order. Myerson A2.7.m, note five. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Memoirs of an Arabian Princess: An Autobiography

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888. First English language edition, 1888, translated from the German. Scarce memoir of an Arab princess whose family was deposed through a revolution, with a short account of life afterward when she befriended a German merchant who was to become her second husband. Blue pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark blue, gilt spine lettering, frontis portrait of the princess, 7.25" tall, 307 pages plus four pages of publisher's ads. Spine darkened but readily lsgible, shelfwear, mainly rubbing to the extremities, some light modest fraying to the spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, age-darkened but clean and legible pages, some foxing to the frontis, no names or other markings.. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.

      John Murray. 1888 - A very good example of the Sixth edition (Thirty fifth thousand) 1888 of this classic work. Light rub to edges of covers, a little more on the tips. Good sound joints, paper on hinges splitting but still tight. ** Signed by H Muriel Hawley, dated Dec /88 on verso of FFEP. Mistress Hawley lived in Kilcronach, Waterford, and was the aunt of Private Edward Hawley who was killed in 1917 at the battle for Vimy Ridge. ** This sixth edition (first appearing in 1872) is remembered for being the last edition edited by Darwin himself before his death in 1882; It is the first edition of this work in which the word "evolution" appears, though it is not his first use of the word. ** An opportunity to acquire the definitive edition of Darwin's opus, uncommon to find in such a good little-worn condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Modern Distributive Process. 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.

      Boston: Ginn & Company, 1888 - Octavo (232 x 145 mm). Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, boards faintly marked, otherwise a bright, excellent copy. Occasional pencil markings to the text. First edition in book form of this important precursor to Clark's The Distribution of Wealth (1899), originally serialized in the Political Science Quarterly. "Reference should also be made to the important series of complementary articles by the author and F. H. Giddings on The Modern Distributive Process . . . 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). Batson, p. 70; IESS 1888. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NINE YEARS IN NIPON: Sketches of Japaense Life and Manners.

      - Boston 1888, Cupples. 3/4 Brown leather over marbled boards 42 illustrations after Japanese woodcuts, 3 maps, 304p.,very good sharp, top gilt, excellent, no foxing, clean copy, 14 x 21 cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION RARE This excellent primary source was written by a surgeon at Tsukiji Hospital in Tokyo. It is a description of Japan and of the Japanese, their great cities, daily activities, life at work and a guide to the sights by this seasoned resident and traveler. His intelligent commentaries upon Japanese art, gardens, schools, language, flower arrangement, houses, manners and amusements are a valuable contribution to the study of 19th century Japan. * Fascinating narrative covering in detail the hygienic Japanese their miniature gardens, art and artistic manufactures, moral, honorific & etiquette, the Tokaido journey, Koi fish, ancient trees, Jinrikisha man, missionary martyrs, tortoise shell work, schools, Chinese money changers, drying cuttle-fish, spiders & beetles, Fuji & egrets, paddy fields. * A thoroughly wonderful work, written by a trained observer and humanist. The author was a close friend of Sir Harry Parks. Marvelous reading and narrative. *

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        Travail à la longe et dressage à l'obstacle.

      Paris-Nancy, Berger-Levrault 1888 - in-8, VIII-128 pp., avec 39 figures dans le texte, veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de filets et de fleurs de lis dorés, pièce de titre marine, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats avec fleurs de lis en parallèle aux quatre coins, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure et gardes à la cuve (Petit). Dos légèrement insolé. Edition originale dans une élégante reliure signée (en pied de dos) de Petit. Théodore-Raoul de Gontaut-Biron (1853-1931) était officier de cavalerie. Son intelligent travail de dressage fit autorité. Mennessier de la Lance, I, 563. Exemplaire de Louis-Philippe, duc d'Orléans (1869-1926, fils du comte de Paris - le futur Philippe VIII des Orléanistes), sur papier Japon, avec envoi autographe de l'auteur sur le faux-titre, daté du 7 mai 1890. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

      London: Macmillan, 1888. First edition. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. 1 vols. Lg 8vo. Original dark green cloth, spine and upper board pictorial gilt. Slightly cocked, a few small blemishes on upper cover, else a fine copy. First edition. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. 1 vols. Lg 8vo. WITH DRAWING. A nostalgic and historic survey of life and travel on the Great Roads of England Original pencil and pen drawing of "Burford Bridge" inserted to front pastedown (with corner braces).

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        Original Photograph Album of the Congo Dedicated to German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Containing Rare Early Photographs Taken in and around Landana, Nemlao, Douala and Limbe, circa, 1888-1889.

      German Kamerun, Portuguese Congo, Belgian Congo, 1888. Early photograph album of Congo and Cameroon. Contains 30 sepia gelatin print photographs measuring approximately 14 x 10 cm, neatly ensconced behind gilt-edged indow mounts, recto and verso onto 9 thick cardstock leaves decorated with gilt borders. Features printed dedication page and typescript captions in German. Octavo. Exquisite regal album measuring approximately 27 x 33 x 4 cm, crafted of the finest materials, elaborately patterned endpapers, heavy steel boards covered in padded red velvet, working clasp, and steel armorial coat of arms of Otto von Bismarck, Prussian Prince and Chancellor of Germany including the banner of the Bismarck family creed "In Trinitate Robur" [In the Strength of the Trinity]. Some wear to velvet, some age-toning, otherwise in Very Good Condition, an exceedingly scarce dedication album from the Prussian monarchy. The dedication page reads as follows: "Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck widmet seine photographischen Aufnahmen aus dem Kamerun-und Kongogebiete Westafrika's in aller Ergebung Andreas Koller Missionär in Landana (portug: Congo). z. Z. in Stadtamhof." Translation: [Dedicated to His Highness the Prince Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is this photographic record of Cameroon and the Congo Regions of West Africa by Andreas Koller missionary in Landana (Portuguese Congo) at present in the town of Stadtamhof]. Aiding to determine dates for these views, we find a photograph of the Nachtigal monument at Douala, which was constructed in 1888, marking his final gravesite in front of the Kamerun Imperial Colonial Government House after his remains were exhumed from Cape Palmas (Liberia) and brought to Douala. Therefore, most of these images would not likely precede 1888. Secondly, the album is dedicated to a missionary by Otto von Bismarck during his time as Chancellor of Germany, which ended 20 March 1890. A fascinating period in the history of the Congo colonies and German Kamerun under foreign rule are illustrated with firsthand scenes taken by foremost pioneer missionaries as they set about to educate and introduce the indigenous tribes to European ways, in the lands claimed by far away monarchs. The striking and exceedingly rare images contained in this album are largely centered around Landana in the Portuguese Congo [now Angola], with some views from the Belgian Congo [Leopold II's Congo Free State]. Both Congo colonies had only recently been established by European rulers in 1885. In Cameroon, then the German colony of Kamerun, photographs show a mission called Nemlao which was established in 1886, as well as sites in Douala, and Victoria [Limbe]. Photographs in Kamerun [Cameroon] include the original government house, constructed some three to four years earlier at Douala. Pertaining to the Congo, we find some portraits of notable persons from the period, including the German missionary Andreas Koller to whom the album is dedicated, sitting with two male students. In addition, there are photographs of medical missionary Dr. Lucan, a French physician, established at Landana since 1876, who served all of the factories and establishments along the sea coast, as well as villages in the interior; French priest P. [Père] Augustin Haumesser, who was posted in the apostic vicariate which was established in the Congo by the Roman Catholic Church in 1886, and who served as a professor of indigenous language; and Herr Luiz de Campos, a Commander in the German military corps Schwarze Legion [Black Brunswickers], stationed in Landana. Scenes at Landana in the Portuguese Congo (now Angola) include: An infantry of African men, one view also showing mounted artillery; The expanse of the Landana mission; A large apartment-style residence with multiple flats; An African chief posing in European military dress and holding a long rifle ;Two men and a number of children dragging a metal water tank to their village; Young students harvesting the mission's garden; The use of an ox for transportation; Several Congolese workers, together with one missionary man, illustrating the trades of carpentry, construction, textiles, and iron works; A dilapidated hospital, its walls constructed of woven sticks adhered with mud, its precarious grass roof, and housing a dozen patients under the care of two missionary men. . Photo.

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        Hillingdon Hall; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets?; Mr. Romford's Hounds - 6 Volumes

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1888. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Six volumes in uniform calf bindings. Hillingdon Hall - 519 pages. Published by Routledge. 12 handcolored illustrations. Minor bump to upper right corner of front cover. Hawbuck Grange - 265 pages. illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Minor bump to upper right corner of front cover. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour - 450 pages. illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Ask Mamma - 423 pages. Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Thin line of white paint along bottom edge of front cover. Plain or Ringlets? - Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Mr. Romford's Hounds - 405 pages. Illustrated with handcolored and black & white engravings. Minor bump to Top right corner of front cover. All volumes half scarlet calf with raised bands. Marbled boards. Titles and decorations on spines in gilt. All top edges gilt. Record # 604223

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        The Abbey of St Andrew: Hexham

      Privately Printed for the Author, 1888. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1888 1st edition of this imposing monograph on the Abbey of St. Andrew: Hexham. #266 of 400 copies of the limited edition, with its beautifully-illuminated half-title page. 1/2 black leather over dark-brown boards. Magnificent gilt-tooling --and design-- to the front panel and bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Understandable wear along the tips and at the spine ends but, overall, a very solid, well-preserved copy. Attractive and VG. Elephant folio, 62 pgs. of text and 60 plates, all of which are crisp and very clean. Tasteful former owner bookplate at front pastedown.

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        NOVEMBER BOUGHS

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1888 - Original maroon cloth, gilt. BAL 21430: Printing 1, Binding D (probable sequence). Portrait frontispiece; top edge gilt, others trimmed. Tiny nick to fore-edge of spine, appears to be the result of a binding defect. Front hinge strengthened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Les Chiens et Les Chats d'Eugène Lambert avec une lettre-préface d'Alexandre Dumas et Notes Biographiques par Paul Leroi.

      A La Librairie De L'art, Paris 1888 - Un des 100 exemplaires sur papier Japon; illustré de 6 eaux-fortes (avec leur deuxième état) et 145 dessins par Eugène Lambert; Ex-libris, frontispice illustré d'une eau-forte (avec le deuxième état), titres, XVIIp, 289p, table; Belle demi reliure chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs avec titres et date dorées, plats et gardes marbrées, couverture conservée. Bel ouvrage d'une grande rareté (350 x 270). Size: Gd In4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray., 1888. A very good example of the Sixth edition (Thirty fifth thousand) 1888 of this classic work. Light rub to edges of covers, a little more on the tips. Good sound joints, paper on hinges splitting but still tight. ** Signed by H Muriel Hawley, dated Dec /88 on verso of FFEP. Mistress Hawley lived in Kilcronach, Waterford, and was the aunt of Private Edward Hawley who was killed in 1917 at the battle for Vimy Ridge. See: http://www.hambo.org/lancing/view_man.php?id=151 ** This sixth edition (first appearing in 1872) is remembered for being the last edition edited by Darwin himself before his death in 1882; It is the first edition of this work in which the word "evolution" appears, though it is not his first use of the word. ** An opportunity to acquire the definitive edition of Darwin's opus, uncommon to find in such a good little-worn condition.. Sixth Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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        MARSEILLE REVUE 1888.

      A. Rougier 1888 - In-4 carré ( 315 X 250 mm ), maroquin noir à encadrement serti d'un filet doré, dos lisse portant le titre en grandes lettres d'or, plats, contreplats et gardes d'un très beau papier fait main noir, rouge et or, tranches dorées, étui bordé ( Reliure signée de D. SAPORITO ). Recueil de 62 planches de dessins représentant des types et scènes de genre Marseillais humoristiques et légèrement caricaturaux. Ouvrage tiré à 250 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande, celui-ci N°63 imprimé pour M.P. FRAISSINET. Premier tirage des nombreuses illustrations originales de R. DE MONTAUDOUIN. Edition originale fort rare. Splendide exemplaire magistralement relié et doré. Marseille au Prado, sur l'eau, dans l'eau, au cabanon, Marseille port de mer. Marseille Provence Régionalisme Littérature Edition-originale Humour Caricature [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of Ruchlaw Policies in the Parish of Whittinghame, County of Haddington

      PATTERSON, Charles [Surveyor] . Haddington 1888 ."Plan of Ruchlaw Policies in the Parish of Whittinghame, County of Haddington ".Manuscript, with 24 full page pen and watercolour maps with keys facing, bound in original morocco leather, extensively rubbed, gilt lettered on upper cover "Ruchlaw Estate Plans of Policies &Mains 1888. Folio, approx 33.5 cm x 24.5 x 3.5 cm. Marbled endpapers, original strengthening to inner hinges. The binding is sound and strong, the contents in Very Good plus condition with maps and keys complete and generally clean. There is some light foxing and some dustiness, but overall a pleasing document. The manuscript starts with an Index and General Table of Contents, followed by a full page map of the estate which is numbered 1-24 for the individual maps, and with acreages also given. Each map is numbered in red, and named, with a scale given in chains.The maps are coloured in green, red and blue and yellow, with woodland etc in pen. Several pages of blanks follow the maps, and then four pages of "Cropping of Ruchlaw Main and Policy Parks" showing a crop rotation from 1879-1892. The manuscript was purchased at auction in Hampshire, but we have no provenance beyond that. It is entirely original and complete, not a copy and entirely handwritten .

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        CORPUS GLOSSARIORUM LATINORUM

      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1888 1923. RILEGATO. BUONO. 17 25. I II III IV V VI VII USATO

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        Defenders and Offenders

      New York: D. Buchner & Co, 1888. Near Fine/Near Fine. Tall octavo. Original printed gold cloth. 10 chromolithographic portraits of policemen, each on a single page, and 200 chromolithographic portraits of villains, printed four to the page. Very light wear tot he extremities of the boards, internally fine, overall very near fine. Illustrations ten "Defenders" (policemen) from New York and New Jersey, and 200 "Offenders" (various criminals, most often murderers, and several from the West). The illustrations were issued in the company's set of N283 tobacco cards. The album was available only as a premium to customers of the tobacco cards. Splendid images including women (one sporting a luxurious mustache), African-Americans, Chinese, immigrants, and natives. Each has a description and recitation of the Offenders crimes and characteristics. Adams Six-Guns, 578. Very uncommon, and rare in this condition.

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        Mémoires du Comte de Grammont -

      L. Conquet 1888 -, Paris - 1 volume Grand in-8 371 pp. Illustré d'un portrait de A. Hamilton et de trente-trois compositions de C. DELORT, gravés au burin et à l'eau-forte par L. BOISSON. Demi-maroquin bleu à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons richement décorés de fleurs dorées encadrées de mosaiques dorées et date au talon. Filets dorés sur les plats. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur d'une parfaite fraicheur. ÉDITION NUMÉROTÉE. Celui-ci un des 500 exemplaires parafé sur vélin du Marais.Très belle reliure signée CHAMPS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Her Majesty's Army. A Descriptive Account of the Various Regiments now Comprising the Queen's Forces, from their first Establishment to the Present Time.

      J.S. Virtue & Co. [1888-91]. 4to. 3 vols. Original decorated red cloth gilt, a.e.g.; additional chromolithograph titles and 44 chromolithograph plates of military costumes; mildly faded to spines, bookplates, else a very good set. First edition. The third volume is devoted to Indian and Colonial Forces, with chapters on the South African forces. A fine set of books, frequently broken up for the plates.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        WINTER

      1888. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of 1550 copies published actually in late 1887. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons," following EARLY SPRING (1881) and SUMMER (1884); curiously, Blake published WINTER before AUTUMN (1892), breaking the seasons' natural progression.~This is a just-about-fine copy (just a mere hint of wear at the tips); the dark green cloth remains clean, and the binding gilt remains bright. Borst A10.1.a; Blanck 20129.

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        K F Holle Wat een Nederlander in Indië doen kan Eene schets

      Amsterdam, J.H. de Bussy, 1888. Original soft cover, spine a bit damaged and covers somewhat spotted. With portrait.

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        Jeanne d'Arc. Ten etchings after Bida.

      4to. Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1888. 4to, ix, 168, (4) pp. with 10 plates. Publisher's deluxe binding of full maroon morocco, covers stamped with large gilt plaque, with colored arms at corners, spine similarly decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding fine, gilt bright, with colors just a little faded and a hint of rubbing to the extremities; text and plates lightly foxed. Bookplate of Robin de Beaumont on verso of front free endpaper. First edition thus. A magnificent example of the heights reached in publisher's decorated bindings in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century. From the library of the noted collector of de luxe trade bindings, Robin de Beaumont with his bookplate.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Récits de guerre. Paris assiégé 1870-1871. -

      Goupil et Cie - Strauss Sans date (1888) -, Paris - 1 volume. In-folio. 155 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs. Tête dorée. Reliure signée CHAMPS-STROOBANTS. Nombreuses illustrations en noir, dont 10 illustrations en couleurs en double page, d'après Meissonier, De Neuville, Detaille, Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Doré et d'après la collection composée par M. A. Binant. Le siège de Paris devient un sujet pictural. "Paris et ses habitants sont montrés héroïques et stoïques, par leur patience, leur dévouement et leur capacité à résister" {.} Cette héroisation restituait à Paris une respectabilité et une dignité politiques souillées par les errements révolutionnaires de la Commune". (La Commune de Paris, révolution sans images? Politique et représentations dans la France républicaine 1871-1914 par Bertrand Tillier, éditions Champ Vallon, 2004). Très bel exemplaire. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE illustré de 43 DESSINS ORIGINAUX signés par DRANER, dans les marges, illustrant des soldats de divers corps d'armée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains and Pacific Slope [Two Volumes]

      Dewing Publishing Company. Hardcover. New York and San Francisco, circa 1888. Folios, illustrated quarter morocco over leatherette, [v]-xii, 218; [2], 219-478 pp. Complete in two volumes. Raised bands to spine, wildlife motif in gilt on cover. A very nice copy of the most ambitious illustrated Western Americana title of the nineteenth century, illustrated with over 600 illustrations by eminent artists including Frederick Remington. A well preserved set with fine contents. Some superficial cracks to hinges, bookplates to front pastedowns, original owner signatures in pencil to title page. A very good set overall. Cowan, page 159. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1888. First Edition.

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        Album containing photographs and lithographs of late 19th century Iran

      Oblong folio. 20 original albumen prints (one, included in the list of illustrations as "Execution at Tabriz", is missing) and 2 lithographed sketches. Late 19th century black pebble-grained cloth, gilt edged and titled, professionally rebacked; dark green endpapers, minor wear and defunct worming to "List of Illustrations" (bound-in before photographs) and first sheet (not affecting print), some sporadic spotting to other leaves, lithographs slightly foxed, otherwise very good; the photographic prints are in excellent condition, with a few instances of marginal fading and toning. Calcutta, 30th May

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        Azul. I. Cuentos en Prosa; II. El año lírico

      Imprenta y Litografía Excelsior 1888 - Valparaíso, Imprenta Excelsior, 1888. Encuadernación de época en tapa dura, XXXIV + 133 páginas + índice. Una de las más importantes obras de la poesía hispanoamericana, una obra fundacional. Buen estado. Textos limpios. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        STORIA DI CITTÀ DI CASTELLO.

      Lapi, 1888. 3 voll.ril. in cart. con dorso in pelle., cm 31,5x23,5, pp 214+328+164, tavv. e ill. a col. e b/n..

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        La photographie. Traité théorique et pratique.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1886-1888, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, petites étiquettes collées sur les dos, plat sup. du tome I lég. taché, petite épidermure sur le plat inf. du tome II. –Qq. rousseurs. –234 illustrations in-texte, dont 1 en couleurs. - 2 volumes in-8 de XV-(1)-467 pp. + 2 pl. h.t. accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée et XIII-(1)-573 pp. + 2 pl. h.t. (dont 1 dépl.) accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée ; Tome I: Notions élémentaires. –Historique. –Épreuves négatives. –Principes communs à tous les procédés négatifs. –Épreuves sur albumine, sur collodion, sur gélatinobromure d’argent, sur pellicules et sur papier.Tome II: Épreuves positives aux sels d’argent, de platine, de fer, de chrome. –Épreuves par impressions photo-mécaniques. –Les couleurs en photographie. –Épreuves stéréoscopiques. –Projections, agrandissements, micrographie. –Réductions, épreuves microscopiques. –Notions élémentaires de chimie, vocabulaire.Epstean collection n° 10.Ouvrage illustré de 2 clichés au gélatino-bromure d'argent, d'une photogravure et et d'une impression sur gélatine dite phototypie (planche dépliante).

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        Photo Album]: Victorian Photography of the Maryland Area

      Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 1888 - Two volumes. Oblong small quartos measuring 7" x 10.5". Both albums are half leather and brown cloth with "album of photographs" stamped in gilt on each of the front boards. Contains 73 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3.5" x 4.5" and 4.5" x 7" with captions. Good only with worn edges and waviness with some spotting on the second album with near fine photographs.Two photo albums kept by Oakland, Maryland native Edward S. Buckley, Jr. between 1887 and 1889. The albums detail his family and their home with images depicting the family representing four generations posed on the porch of their cottage as well as places they visited outside of Maryland. One photo shows the view "from the back porch of Oakland Cottage in September of 1888" which features a little patch of crops growing in the yard and an expanse of land beyond it. There are also portraits taken of family and friends posed around the cottage throughout the album which imply Buckley was an amateur photographer and enthusiast. One such photo shows a woman in a corseted dark dress standing on the porch of the cottage looking demurely at the camera, another shows a man in a suit with a hat and cane looking off into the distance. The natural beauty of the area is seen through the photos including one of the Youghiogheny River as seen from "County Bridge, Oakland." They also visited Eagle Rock and were photographed on the rock in fashionable hats and clothes. Fort Pendleton in Maryland is also photographed with images of the hills and trees of the area. Buckley traveled into Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well and photographed Semple's Hill in Aurora, West Virginia and a farm in town. Besides hiking, the family indulged in leisure activities which involved garden parties and musical entertainment. One photo shows the family in a parlor with a man playing banjo and another shows a woman outside playing a guitar. The second album, titled "In Memoriam," primarily focuses on the houses that they stayed and lived in including Mount Stony, a large home in the White Marsh Valley. These photos show the exterior of the estates as well as images of the interior depicting the parlors, dining areas, and bedrooms.A wonderful collection of relatively early amateur photography of Maryland and its surrounding states with a focus on nature and stately homes.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Notice Sur Le Viaduc De Garabit (près Saint Flour). Ligne De Marvejols à Neussargues

      Imprimerie Administrative & Des Chemins De Fer Paul Dupont, Paris 1888 - In folio cartonné dos toilé bleu d'époque, 23 pp. 5 planches dont 2 doubles et une triple. Il est joint 3 rares photographies sur carton imprimée de l'ouvrage en construction. (dimension de 70 x 50 mm). Bel ensemble. A.Ph.

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        The Book of the Grayling: being a description of the fish, and the art of angling for him, as practised chiefly in the Midlands and the north of England.

      

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