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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Ny Jord. 14 Dags Skrift for Literatur, Videnskab og Kunst.

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

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        JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORP

      18. Paperback. Fine. WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Various places (Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, MN): various publishers (E. B. Stillings & Co., Griffith-Stillings Press; The National Tribune Co.; Japs- Olson Co.), various dates (1888-1932). A large, nearly consecutive, run of this yearly journal; we offer the years from 1888 to 1932, covering the sixth through the fiftieth conventions, lacking the issues for only five years (1889, 1890, 1913, 1920, and 1929). 40 volumes. Many volumes contain illustrations from photographs of the various officers of the organization. 8vo. Two volumes are bound in half leather. Fourteen volumes are bound in cloth, with gilt-stamped title to spine, and a.e.g. Twenty-four volumes are bound in printed paper wrappers. Ex library. Tipped-in to the volume of the ninth convention, held in 1891, is a holograph, presentation letter from Mary E. Deane, President of Massachusetts Department of the W.R.C.. The half leather volumes are missing large portions of the spines and the boards are detached. The spines of the paper-wrappered volumes are sunned, with some occasional chipping to wrappers; a few of the volumes have either the front or back panel detached. The text leaves are clean and the overall condition of the group is quite good. Offered with: JOURNAL OF THE TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1890. For the Department of New Hampshire. JOURNAL OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Connecticut , Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. JOURNAL OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Missouri and Vermont. Seven separate issues covering individual state conventions. 8vo., paper wrappers. Ex library. Some occasional chipping to wrappers; one of the volumes has a detached cover. Else, near fine. The price for the collection: The Woman's Relief Corps, a post-Civil War organization, worked through local chapters to relieve the sufferings of disabled veterans, war widows, and orphans. In the North, it functioned as an auxilliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, but in the South, where the G.A.R. had no equivalent, there nonetheless were units of the Woman's Relief Corps. Separate units r

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Archive Of Letters By The Great Journalist And Humorist Bill Nye

      An archive of material related to Bill Nye: â??it would not be right to ask a pure, Christian girl to stenograph the style of language I useâ? a) ALS. 1pg. 5 ½â? x 8 ¾â?. March 10, 1888. New York. An autograph letter signed â??Bill Nyeâ? on â??The Worldâ? letterhead. He wrote to Isaac N. Roland of Illinois: â??Your calm assurance leads me to wonder why you did not ask my wife for one of my letters, written to her before we were married. Or perhaps in the excitement of the time, you did not think of it. Seriously however and with an air of courtesy which I assure you is assured, let me say that I dictate all my matters unless I am writing to an insurance or lightning rod man. Then it would not be right to ask a pure, Christian girl to stenograph the style of language I use.â? The bottom three-quarters of the letter is evenly toned and the writing is dark. b) ALS. 1pg. 4 ½â? x 7â?. July 14, 1888. New York. An autograph letter signed â??Bill Nyeâ? to Bradley H. Phillips of Pennsylvania: â??Your autograph dated the 11th inst. is received. Your proposition to swap is highly satisfactory.â? It is penned in purple ink and is in fine condition. c) ALS. 1pg. 6â? x 9 ½â?. Feb 13, 1892. Duluth, Minn. An autograph letter signed â??Edgar W. Nyeâ? to Isaac N. Roland: â??Thank you very many time for what you wrote. Back from Burbank & I am getting extremely middle aged but we like to know that we are making the smiles grow where only one used to grow. Iâ??m like Patti (though I am seldom mistaken for her in the broad glare of day) I am playng my farewell then. I hope I want to go home and stay there and attend to my business. Thanking you again in a rather rugged style of penmanship...â?. The letter, on â??The Spaldingâ? stationery, is in very good condition with toning and a couple of fold separations. d) ALS. 1pg. 4 ½â? x 7â?. March 27, 1894. No place. An autograph letter signed â??Bill Nyeâ? to Dr. F.I. Cook in Buffalo: â??Your not was first recd. Rockwood the photographer Broadway NY City has photographs of mine and would...furnish you with me. I have non myself. I prefer other styles of art.â? The letter has light foxing. e) DS. 3pg. 8 ¾â? x 12 ¼â?. No date. No place. A story â??The Lex Loci of the Hired Girlâ? signed â??Bill Nyeâ? at the conclusion. The large pages were originally removed from a large publication. f) A few other miscellaneous pieces, including a handbill advertising his appearance on February 5th in Illinois, an envelope in his handwriting and signed by him â??E.W. Nyeâ?, and a facsimile letter advertising a play.

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        Life in the Backwoods.

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

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        Robert Elsmere

      Smith Elder London: Smith, Elder, 1888. Cloth. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED LETTER. Includes a one and a half page handwritten and signed letter by Ward to her publisher. Also features the bookplate of accomplished Danish actor, Jean Hersholt (1886 - 1956), which is pasted down to the front end page of Volume I. Hersholt, perhaps best known for his role as Shirley TempleÕs grandfather in Heidi (1937), appeared in over one hundred films, directed several films, won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He was also an eminent collector of books by Hans Christian Andersen and translated many of AndersenÕs fairy tales into English. These were later published in six volumes and are still considered to be one of the best English translations. A very good triple decker set in the original blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and black titles to front boards. There is a small closed tear along the exterior front joint of Volumes I.and II All volumes have minor wear and a few chips to the book cloth along the corners, edges, and hinges. Bumping to corners, minor rubbing to boards, and wear to joints. The interiors remain very clean overall. There are floral patterned end pages in first two volumes and variant chocolate colored end pages in Volume III. The set is housed in an attractive dark green half-morocco slipcase with maroon and gilt leather labels to spine. There are a few minor scuff marks to the case and a closed tear to the hinge of the tri-fold sleeve which fits within. Volume I has 371 pages; Volume II has 374 pages plus ads; Volume III has 411 pages. LIT/031908. Very good.

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        PALAST - ARCHITEKTUR VON OBER - ITALIAN UND TOSKANA VOM XV. BIS XVII. JAHRHUNDRT..., Berlin, Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1888.

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

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        Picturesque California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nordens fjärilar.

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

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. EVERY MAN HIS OWN BOSWELL

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. Forty-Ninth Edition. Cloth. 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 in1885.) 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 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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        Plas Mawr, Conway, N. Wales

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

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

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

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        Leaflets from the Danish West Indies:

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

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        Fröken Julie.

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

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

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

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        Uforsonlige. Skuespil i fire akter.

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

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        Wessex Tales: Strange, Lively and Commonplace

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

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        Base-Ball: How to Become a Player; With the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game

      Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street 1888 Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street, 1888. First edition. 12mo. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 pp. Original tan cloth, stamped in gold and black. Fine. With contemporary inscription "Beverley & Sherman Robinson Newport August-1888"; in brown morocco-backed drop box. Smith 7017 (dated 1889) . Smith, "Booklet of history and technique by a noted player and force behind the formation of 'The Brotherhood.' " He was the first President of the Brotherhood of Professional Base ball Players which was the first players' Union

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

      Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888. Bound in reddish buckram (cloth), gilt stamping on spine, b/w engraving of King Kalakaua I as frontis, illustrated with b/w engravings, 530 pages. No Edition Stated - Presumed 1st Edition. Former library copy in library binding, several library stamps, rear end papers lightly worn where pocket was removed. Binding lightly worn in spots along edge, unevenly faded, paper is moderately age toned, smudges and soiling along page margins, frontis has tear along spine, repaired tear on fore-edge of page 79, chip/open tear on fore-edge of on illustration of Small Temple on Kauai, 1793. While a bit worn, a solid copy of this scarce work. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Baby's Lullaby Book. Mother Songs

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

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        AMONG THE MILLET AND OTHER POEMS

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

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        THE MYSTERY OF THE HANSOM CAB. Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        LES POEMES D&#39;EDGAR POE

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

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

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

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        La Guerre de Chypre et la Bataille de Lépante

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

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

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

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        In Den Kedaton te Jogjakarta. Oepatjara Ampilan. (ATLAS OF PLATES and SEPARATE TEXT VOLUME)

      Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1888. So-called GREEN ATLAS EDITION. 17 collotype prints, 185 x 270mm., mounted on card, each with separate printed text leaf (several leaves w. damage to margins, e.g. folds, tears). Loose as issued, contemporary green cloth, gilt title on upper cover, oblong folio, backstrip and edges worn. * Dance scenes and court musicians photographed in 1884 by the Javanese Cephas, official photographer to the Sultans of Jogyakarta, with explanatory text on the folding leaves by the Dutch ethnographer J. Groneman. EXTRA: TEXT VOLUME reprinted from the 'red edition' in a seperate quarto volume (green cloth w. gilt lettering ) with the accompanying description (in Dutch), by J. Groneman - discussing each plate in detail. NOTE: This 'green edition' is smaller in the margins, but the collotypes have the same size as the special 'red edition'. The text volume for the green edition has never been issued. PHOTOGRAPHS in very good condition with good tonal range. PLEASE MAIL for further information and shipping options !. CLOTHBOUND. 48x32.

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

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

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        Complete Collection of the Twelve English Statesmen

      20 - Macmillan and Co, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Auniformally bound collection of the &#39;Twelve English Statesmen&#39;, including &#39;Peel&#39;, &#39;Queen Elizabeth&#39;, &#39;Vhatham&#39;, &#39;Oliver Cromwell&#39;, &#39;Edward the First&#39;, &#39;Walpole&#39;, &#39;Pitt&#39;, &#39;William the Conqueror&#39;, &#39;William the Third&#39;, &#39;Cardinal Wolsey&#39;, &#39;Henry the Second&#39; and &#39;Henry the Seventh&#39;. Includes bookplates to the front pastedown&#39;s from the private library of Admiral The Hon. Sir Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle (October 1871 October 1949), a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Fourth Sea Lord. Some of the authors of these works include: James Gairdner (March 1828 November 1912), a British historian. Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, (May 1847 May 1929), a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. Henry Duff Traill (August 1842 February 1900), a British author and journalist. Edward Augustus Freeman (August 1823 March 1892), an English historian. John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (December 1838 September 1923), a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. Thomas Frederick Tout, (September 1855 October 1929), a 19th- and 20th-century British historian of the medieval period. Condition: In gilt half calf bindings with cloth boards. Externally, in lovely condition with just some very minor light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean throughout with just a mild crease to the first page of the &#39;Oliver Cromwell&#39; Volume and off-setting of the marbled free-endpaper to the bookplate of the &#39;William the Conqueror&#39; Volume. Overall Condition: FINE..

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        Skitsebog / Skitsebok / Sketchbook.

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

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        Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin Or, Life Among the Lowly New Edition with an Introductory Account of the Work by the Author

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

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        PORTLAND OREGON, The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest

      Portland Oregon:: Published by the Oregon Immigration Board. Printed by "The West Shore.". [1888].. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st printing (Soliday I, 1059). Not in Smith, PNW Americana. OCLC shows 9 institutional holdings. Unpaginated, though 24 pp (including wrappers). Text dual column.. Original printed paper wrappers, sewn. Lithographed images to each, with rear wrapper depicting images of the Post Office & Kamm&#39;s Building. Piece now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. General wear & soiling to wrappers. &#39;Ticket Agt&#39; stamp to top margin. of front wrapper & in field of upper image on rear wrapper. A VG. copy of a rare PNW item.. Promotional brochure issued to lure settlers to the "third richest city in the world in proportion of the wealth to per capita of population," with the city, established in 1851, having ~50,000 residents at the time of issuance. . Illustrated. Cut to p. 2. 6 pages with 2 duo-tone images per [full] page. Fold-out color-lithographed panoramic view of Portland, by C. L. Smith.

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

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

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        The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, and Queen Victoria

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

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        Henrik Ibsen&#39;s Gesammelte Werke. Zwei B?nde (Erster Band: Gedichte, Kaifer und Galiaer, Nora, Stutzen der Gesellschaft, Zweiter Band. Das Fest auf Solhaug, Brand, Ein Volksfeind, Der Bund der Jugend, Gespenster)

      Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun. Hardcover. 1888. Preface dated. no other dates. German Text. (2-Volume Set Hardcovers-no dust jackets) Vol.1 Very Good-light wear, Vol. 2 Good-light foxing to pages-back hinge weak) Good to Very Good Condition. light edge/cover wear, Texts are otherwise Unmarked! Bindings are good. Next day Shipping with tracking! Henrik Ibsen&#39;s Gesammelte Werke. Zwei Bände (Erster Band: Gedichte, Kaifer und Galiaer, Nora, Stutzen der Gesellschaft, Zweiter Band. Das Fest auf Solhaug, Brand, Ein Volksfeind, Der Bund der Jugend, Gespenster)-English translation:Henrik Ibsen&#39;s collected works. (First volume of poems, Kaifer and Galia, Nora, trimming of society; Second volume. The Feast at Solhaug, fire, An Enemy of the People, The League of Youth, Ghosts) Biblio . Good. 1888. 1888 Preface Dated Edition.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS

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

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        UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT

      1888. Paperback. HERTZ, H[einrich]. UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT. (Berlin: Gedruckt in der Reichsdruckerei, 1888.) Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1888, No. 50, pp. 1297 - 1307. The text of a lecture on electric waves delivered 13 December 1888, it relates qualitative experiments undertaken by Hertz, at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, on the analogy between electric and light waves. Passing electric waves through huge prisms of hard pitch, he showed that they refract exactly as light waves do. He polarized electric waves by directing them through a grating of parallel wires, and he diffracted them by interrupting them with a screen with a hole in it. He reflected them from the walls of the room, obtaining interference between the original and the reflected waves. He focused them with huge concave mirrors, casting electric shadows with conducting obstacles. This is the first print appearance, preceding its appearance in Annalen der Physik (36, p. 769) because, at this point in his career, Hertz was sending his papers to Hermann von Helmholtz to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them to Annalen der Physik. It was later collected with Hertz&#39;s other experimental and theoretical works on electricity in Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (Leipzig, 1892), which expanded and clarified the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by the British Physicist James Maxwell in 1884. Hertz&#39;s experiments with electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. (D.S.B.) 11 pp. Octavo, orange paper wrappers, with title information printed to front. Ink ownership stamp of physicist and noted socialist Leo Arons ("Dr. LEO ARONS | Strassburg i. E."), whose scientific work was primarily focused on the empirical research of electrical phenomena that governed Maxwell&#39;s theory. Pamphlet is creased vertically. Covers are nicked along edges and show general light dust-soiling. Front cover is detached and has a couple of light pencil markings. Hertz offprints are rare.

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