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        Art and Artists of Our Time (6 Volume set)

      New York; (1888): Selmar Hess. Small Folio. In six volumes. Originally produced in parts, then produced in a small 3 volume edition. Clarence Cook was not only the first but also the foremost art critic of the last part of the 19th Century. While Europeans were disdainful of American art, he was able to show how Whistler and Gardiner were the equals of the best of Europe's artists. He founded a Pre-Raphaelite organization and led in the "Truth in Art" movement. Besides 188 full page engravings, there are hundreds of smaller ones which provide the reader with the best contemporary account of the contemporary art movement in the late 19th Century and providing for the first time examples of why America's finest artists were the equal to any others on the world stage. Rarely found complete in the six volume set. Bound in publisher's brown cloth decorated in black, lettered gilt, spines black and gilt, silk like endpapers, all edges gilt, volume one with a bit of rubbed white paint(most likely from being against a white painted shelf wall). All volumes in beautiful condition with light spots of wear, chipping to head of volume five.. Very nice.

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        Deacon Brodie or The Double Life: A Melodrama in Five Acts and Eight Tableaux.


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        Photograph with autograph letter signed on reverse.

      Munich, 14. IV. 1888. - 136:96 mm, mounted on cardboard. To an unnamed professor, thanking for sending him a book. - The portrait from the studio of Franz Hanfstängl, Munich.

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        Luise. Dt. Handschrift auf Papier.

      8. Mit einer mont. Orig.-Portraitphotographie. 40 S. auf 40 (davon ein weißes) tlw. losen nn. Bll., Kart. d. Zt. Das Manuskript umfasst 31 Gedichte aus den Jahren 1888-1934, welche wohl auch im Jahre 1934 vom Verfasser in diesem Manuskript niedergeschrieben und seiner Frau Luise (von der auch eine mont. Photographie enthalten ist) gewidmet wurden. Die Gedichte sind betitelt Mädel im Wind, Zeitlos, Wanderjahre, Wetterwunden, Böser Traum, Dichtermacht, Lebenskunst, Starke Regierung (dat. 7. 7. 1933), Septembertag, Volk, Eigenes Jagdrevier, Deutsches Schicksal, Vaterland usw. - Am Ende mit einem Bleistiftvermerk: Nicht zu veröffentlichen. - Der in Zagreb (Kroatien) geborene Adalbert von Drasenovich absolvierte das Gymnasium in Graz, studierte 1874 bis 1891 ebenda Rechtwissenschaften und unternahm dann Reisen durch Italien und Deutschland. 1895 war er als juristischer Staatsbeamter in Innsbruck tätig, zog dann wieder nach Graz und wirkte seit 1898 als Ausschussmitglied des steirischen Kunstvereins und der kunsthistorischen Gesellschaft. Er verfasste staatswissenschaftliche, kunst- und literaturkritische Beiträge für verschiedene Zeitschriften, war Kunstreferent des Grazer Tagblatt und Korrespondent für bildende Kunst der Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten. Drasenovich veröffentlichte Sommersonnenwende (1923), Deutsche Weihnachten (1925), Ein Hirschenleben (1933) und Mann und Welt (1939). - Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig. Tlw. Knickspuren. -

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        New Map of Tokyo with 1,300 Cho References. Tokyo

      Tsuchiya & Co. 1888 - "First Edition. 8vo, folded 16.5x10.5cm, unfolded 83x66cm, red cloth covers, linen backed map, lightly colored, with inset of Tsukiji Foreign Settlement

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      Belford, Clarke & Co., Publishers [1888]., Chicago, New York, and San Francisco - Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-180 [181-190: ads] [191-192: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., lower edge rough trimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green. First edition. Hawthorne's last important neo-Gothic romance, a metaphysical novel which "blends occultism, idealistic philosophy, crime, and fantastic medicine. Germs are used as murder weapons, and the professor's sister, likely to die, is placed in suspended animation while her spirit wanders about." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. "Hawthorne's best supernatural novel, stylistically purer than his earlier work, and less sensational than later." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 772. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-78. Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), pp. 184-86. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s - 1930s 409. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 456. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06947. Wright (III) 2599. Early gift inscription and occult bookstore stamp on front flyleaf. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, tiny chip from lower right corner of last leaf of text, a very good copy. (#151567) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plain Tales from the Hills

      Thacker, Spink and Co, Calcutta 1888 - 283pp. Page 192 misplaced. Bound by J. Larkins. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with original front cover and spine bound in at end. Lacks adverts. Light browning on eps. Teg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Chicago, New York, and San Francisco: Belford, Clarke & Co., Publishers, [1888].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-180 [181-190: ads] [191-192: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., lower edge rough trimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green. First edition. Hawthorne's last important neo-Gothic romance, a metaphysical novel which "blends occultism, idealistic philosophy, crime, and fantastic medicine. Germs are used as murder weapons, and the professor's sister, likely to die, is placed in suspended animation while her spirit wanders about." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. "Hawthorne's best supernatural novel, stylistically purer than his earlier work, and less sensational than later." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 772. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-78. Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), pp. 184-86. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s - 1930s 409. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 456. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06947. Wright (III) 2599. Early gift inscription and occult bookstore stamp on front flyleaf. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, tiny chip from lower right corner of last leaf of text, a very good copy. (#151567)

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        Les premières illustrées. Notes et croquis. Saison théâtrale 1881-1882 (up to and including) 1887-1888. Directeur M. de Brunhoff. Préface (first vol.) Henri Meilhac, (third vol.) Victorien Sardou, (sixth vol.) Albain Valabrègue. Collaborateurs Bernard-Derosne, Blavet, Bourgerot, Claretie, Camille Lemonnier, H. de Lapommeraye, Hugues Leroux, Catulle Mendez, Un Monsieur en habit noir, Guy de Saint-Mór, Francisque Sarcey, Auguste Vitu, etc. etc. Illustrations par nos meilleurs artistes: Mlle Blanche Pierson, MM Barbin, Destez, Gambard, Lunel, Mars, , Meunier, Rasetti, Vogel, Willette, etc.

      Paris, Alphonse Piaget, 1881-1888. - 7 vols. complete. Large 8vo (29x20 cm). Original illustrated wrappers, in colours (dust-soiled and browned, spines partly broken and a bit damaged). ( Quires partly loosening). Uncut. Good set, carefully printed on nice glazed paper in red and black (titles and subtitles), plates and illustrations in text, partly in colours. With many full-page plates in text and 123 plates not included in the pagination, partly on special thick paper, made in different techniques: zincographies, heliogravures, lithographies, and typographies partly in colours, and original, pasted in, photographs. - Complete run of 7 years of this attractive periodical, hard to find together. (Dans BnF: 2 années disponibles). 6100g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway's Painting Book. With Outlines from her Various Works for Girls & Boys to Paint

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1888. First Edition, First Issue. 8 illustrations in colour at pp. [4], 9, 16, 21, 26, 35, 46 & 55. 1 vols. 23.7 cm. Original pictorial green glazed paper boards. Almost fine copy of a fragile book. First Edition, First Issue. 8 illustrations in colour at pp. [4], 9, 16, 21, 26, 35, 46 & 55. 1 vols. 23.7 cm. Schuster & Engen 150 1a

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        Artificial Flies and How to Make Them

      [Philadelphia]: [Spangler and Davis], 1888. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Original gilt pictorial dark maroon cloth. Slightly rubbed, inner hinges cracked, else internally fine, with bookplate of E.B & H.A. Darbee. Very scarce. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. The Darbee Copy. First edition of a book reprinted as recently as the 1960's. Shipley was the author of several books on fly tying and angling, all very scarce today. Bruns S147; Heckscher 1769

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        Photographic portrait of the young Annette Kellerman, Marrickville, 1888.

      Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 103 x 65 mm); verso with contemporary inscription in ink 'Annette M. Kellerman, Marrickville 1888'; no photographer's imprint; the albumen print is lightly rubbed, with scattered mottling in the negative; the gilt-edged mount has been trimmed along the bottom edge. A hitherto unknown family photograph of the young Annette Kellerman (1886-1975), swimmer, aquatic performer, film star, and icon of Australian womanhood. Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman was born in Marrickville, Sydney, on 6 July 1886. This clearly identified studio portrait was probably taken in late 1888, when Annette was about two and a half years old. She is posed - a little stiltedly - reclining, one leg tucked underneath the other, on a low chair covered with a fur rug. Because of a weakness in her legs caused by rickets, Annette would soon have to wear painful steel braces. She would learn to swim, at the age of 6, in order to strengthen her legs, but would go on to become one of the most famous endurance swimmers - and highest paid entertainers - in the world. From 1907 she enjoyed a spectacularly successful career in the USA, both in vaudeville and on the silver screen, as the self-dubbed 'Australian Mermaid' and 'Diving Venus'. She is regarded as the first woman to appear nude in a Hollywood film (Daughter of the Gods, 1916). In addition to her performances, it was her popularising of the one-piece bathing costume for women - somewhat scandalous attire in its day - as well as her outspoken advocacy for physical fitness, which helped ensure that she became one of the most infamous and instantly recognisable women of her time. In recent years Kellerman has been the subject of two major Australian exhibitions. In 2011 the National Portrait Gallery staged an exhibition on her life and career, Indecent Exposure. In 2016 the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Sydney), which now houses most of the Annette Kellerman Collection - the performer's own memorabilia - staged the exhibition Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman. Photographic and other paper material from the Kellerman Collection now resides in the State Library of New South Wales.

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        LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887

      Ticknor & Company, Boston 1888 - Front board detached but present. ; A look 'back' at the year 2000, from the vantage point of a gent who fell asleep in 1887 to waken 113 years later. Ticknor's Paper Series of Choice Reading, Number 38 Extra. June 16, 1888. In a nice black cloth custom box; Ticknor's Paper Series of Choice Reading; 8vo; 470, 10 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street, 1888 [but 1891]. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market." A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. "One of the most remarkable things about Whitman is that as his health deteriorated, he increased his publishing activity. Part of the reason was his new circle of friends in Camden and Philadelphia . . . most importantly, Horace Traubel, trained as a typesetter and an active publisher and printer his whole life. He became Whitman's close friend and disciple when he was a teenager, and, as he grew up, he became Whitman's emissary to the Philadelphia/Camden printing and publishing community. . . . During the last four years of Whitman's life, from March 1888 to Whitman's death in March 1892, he recorded his daily conversations with Whitman (now published in nine volumes of well over 5000 pages), among which are detailed publication histories of Whitman's last books. The first book we have this record for is November Boughs, Whitman's attempt once again to merge poetry and prose in one book . . . [W]hen Traubel asked him when he was going to bring it out, Whitman's response was telling: "it will come out, and before long, God willing, and you, Horace Traubel, willing: for I shall need you to help me through with this expedition. . . ." Traubel would now be his lifeline to ongoing publishing activity, and it turned out he was more than up to the task. The book contains 64 poems and a lot of prose, including "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" and an essay on Elias Hicks. The poems are striking reflections on old age, and everything about this book . . . suggests a kind of November of the soul, the self heading into winter and death. Whitman worried about the binding of the book, ordering Traubel to make changes in the lettering when he saw the first sample. . . . For the third printing, bound after the poet's death, his executors moved to a deep green cloth . . . " (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        (Von den Anfängen 741 bis 1336). Herausgegeben von einer Commission der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich und bearbeitet von J. Escher und P. Schweizer. 11 Bände (Ohne die beiden Nachtragsbände).

      Zürich, S. Höhr bzw. Fäsi & Beer, 1888-1920. 30 cm. Zus. über 4000 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Karte, 1 Plan und 14 Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Orig.-Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel. *Das Grundwerk ohne die beiden Nachtragsbände (1939 und 1957) und ohne die separat erschienen Sigeltafeln. - Band 7 enthält den schönen Faltplan von Zürich. - Barth 18541. Wyss 40. - Kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Hymns and Hymn Writer Archive - 100+ Items - Signed and Documents - Bible

      - 1. Cecil Frances Alexander 19th Century Autograph Letter Signed 2. Cecil Frances Alexander 1888 Autograph Letter Signed 3. Cecil Frances Alexander 19th Century Autograph Letter Signed 4. Cecil Frances Alexander 19th Century Holograph 5. Charles Alexander 20th Century Postcard Photograph 6. Dean Henry Alford 1849 Autograph Letter Signed 7. Dean Henry Alford 19th Century Holograph 8. Henry Allon 1931 Autograph Note Signed 9. Henry Allon 1864 Autograph Letter Signed 10. Sabine Baring Gould Undated Autograph Letter Signed 11. Sabine Baring Gould 19th Century Autograph Letter Signed 12. E.H. Bickersteth 1838 3 paragraph devotion/ Autograph Manuscript Signed 13. Edward Henry Bickersteth 1875 Autograph Letter Signed 14. Edward H. Bickersteth 1837 Autograph Letter Signed 15. E.H. Bickersteth 1885 Autograph Letter Signed 16. Jonas Bissey Large script hymn on the death of Bissey 17. Belle M. Blair Undated Autograph Manuscript 18. Horatius Bonar CDV of Scottish Hymnist and Author 19. Robert Brown Bothwick 1886 Signed Document/Printed copy of "Say, Watchman, What of the Night?" 20. Dr. William Bright 1897 Autograph Letter Signed 21. Chalres T. Brooks 1871 Autograph Letter Signed 22. Phillip Brooks 1887 Signature 23. Phillip Brooks Undated Cut Signature 24. Phillip Brooks 1892 Autograph Letter Signed 25. Phillip Brooks 1885 Signature 26. Henry D'Arcy Champney Autograph Letter Signed (To) 27. Elizabeth Rundle Charles 19th Century Autograph Manuscript Signed 28. T. Crampton Undated Autograph Music Signed 29. Fanny Crosby 19th Century Autograph Note Signed 30. George Washington Doane 19th Century Portion of Autograph Letter Signed 31. Samuel Willoughby Duffield 19th Century Autograph Manuscript 32. Edward Churton 1854 Autograph Letter Signed 33. E. Herber Evans 1896 Autograph Letter Signed 34. William Hiram Foulkes 1949 Autograph Manuscript Signed 35. Reginald Heber 1820 Autograph Envelope Signed 36. Horace Lorenzo Hastings 1875 Autograph Letter Signed 38. D.B. Hart Undated Autograph Letter Signed 39. Victor M. Hatfield Undated Autograph Manuscript Signed 40. Hugh Reginald Haweis 1874 Autograph Letter Signed 41. Elisha Albright Hoffman 1904 Autograph Letter Signed 42. John Holland 19th Century Autograph Manuscript Signed 43. Josiah Hopkins 1841 Autograph Letter 44. Charles Edward House Undated Document Signed 45. William Walsham How 1883 Autograph Letter Signed 46. William How 1862 Autograph Letter Signed 47. William Walsham How 1884 Autograph Letter Signed 48. Asa Hull - 7 Letters Signed 49. Charles Lewis Hutchins 1916 Autograph Letter Signed 50. Marie Zetterberg Jelliffe 1925 Autograph Manuscript Signed 51. Thomas W. Jenkyn 1842 Autograph Manuscript Signed 52. John Keble 1859 Signed Envelope 53. Hugh Thomson Kerr 1915 Autograph Manuscript Signed 54. Harriet McEwen Kimball 19th Century Autograph Manuscript Signed 55. Mary Artemesia Lathbury 2 Letters 56. Lydia Shivers Leech 1922 Autograph Manuscript Signed 57. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn 1889 Autograph Letter Signed 58. Robert Lowry 19th Century Signature 59. William Maclagan 1908 Autograph Letter Signed 60. John Ross MacDuff 1883 Autograph Manuscript Signed 61. Edward MacHugh 20th Century Signed Booklet 62. Hubert Platt Main 1892 Autograph Letter Signed 63. Hubert Platt Main 1897 (?) Cut Signature 64. Richard Massie 19th Century Autograph Manuscript Signed 65. Walter J. Matham 1908 Autograph Letter Signed 66. James McCosh 1882 Autograph Letter Signed 67. John Samuel Bewley Monsell 1869 Autograph Letter Signed 68. James Montgomery 1841 Manuscript Hymn 69. James Montgomery Undated Autograph Note Signed 70. James Montgomery 1829 Autograph Manuscript Signed 71. James Montgomery 1829 Autograph Letter Signed 72. James Montgomery 1849 Cut Signature 73. John Morrison Sloan 1900 Autograph Letter Signed 74. H.P. 19th Century Cut Signature 75. Charles S. Nutter 1914 Autograph Letter Signed 76. Priscilla Jane Owens 1860 Autograph Letter Signed 77. Priscilla Jane Owens 1861 Autograph Letter Signed 78. Ray

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        Jameson's Works (10 Volumes)

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885-1888. Third edition. Hardcover. 10 volumes measuring 17 cm x 11.5 cm. Very good. Light edge wear with heavier scuffing to the spine and board edges. A few volumes frayed at the head of the spine. Internally clean. Half-bound in black calf over marbled boards and endpapers. Six panels with the second and fourth listing series title and specific title. Marbled text block edges. Titles in the series are The Diary of an Ennuyee; Legends of the Monastic Orders; Characteristics of Women; Sacred and Legendary Art I and II; Art, Literature, and Character; Legends of the Madonna; Loves of the Poets; Studies, Stories, and Memoirs; and Early Italian Painters.

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Australie. Ph. François 1888

      Nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (270 x 380 mm), original half dark green morocco over green pebbled cloth, the upper board lettered in gilt Australie. Ph. François 1888 and both boards with double gilt rule, spine with raised bands and gilt ornament, marbled endpapers, with [51] albumen print photographs by various Australian commercial photographers of the 1880s, nearly all in format 210 x 160 mm (a few smaller), mounted recto and verso of [24] album leaves of thick card, many with contemporary pencilled captions in French beneath the image, the majority of the remainder with inscriptions in the negative, including 12 individual and group portraits of Australian Aborigines by Nicholas Caire, Charles Bayliss and Charles Kerry, views of mines in Ballarat and Bendigo and scenes of wool transports on the Murray River; all of the photographs are in fine condition, and are strong prints with rich tonal range; the album leaves are free from foxing; housed in the original green pebbled cloth slipcase. An important album compiled by a distinguished French scientist. The French naturalist Philippe François visited Victoria and New South Wales during 1888 on his way to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides, where he was to carry out research into coral reefs in the region. He returned to Paris in 1891, but was to make a second voyage to complete his study in 1893-5. From these expeditions François brought back to France important collections of natural history specimens and ethnographic artefacts. He bequeathed the majority of these to French public collections: the natural history specimens to the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle; a collection of skulls from Malekula to the Sorbonne; and ethnographic objects to the Musée ethnographique du Trocadéro(these now reside in the collection of the Musée du quai Branly, along with other photographs collected byFrançois). In 2002, the Paris auction house Tajan sold a group of ethnographic artefacts collected byFrançois in New Caledonia and the New Hebrides, which had remained in the possession of his family. The subjects of the photographs in this album are as follows: Melbourne (5); Ballarat (5); Bendigo (1); Fernshaw (3); Aboriginal man at Lake Tyers by Caire; Aborigines at Maloga Mission on the Murray River by Caire (5); scenes along the Murray River (8); Sydney (17); New South Wales Aborigines by Bayliss (4); Port Darwin Aborigine by Kerry; Barron River Aborigine by Kerry (the image on which indigenous artist Brook Andrew's 1996 work, Sexy and dangerous, is based).

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        Verslag van ... G. Turk en ... L.C. Rovers betreffende hunne reis naar eenige rijks- en particuliere werven en inrichtingen in Duitschland en Rusland in 1888. [Amsterdam, 31 December 1888]. Small folio (33 x 21 cm). With 3 lithographed folding plates (lithographed by J. Lobatto Rzn., The Hague), providing several detailed engineering illustrations. Original half cloth, boards with the printed remark "Geheim" (secret).

      NCC (2 copies); WorldCat (same 2 copies); not in Cat. NHSM; Crone Library; for Turk: NNBW V, col. 977. Rare account of a trip to several naval shipyards in Germany and Russia made by the Dutch marine engineer Turk and Lieutenant commander Rovers in 1888. It gives a detailed report of the ships and especially their weaponry in various shipyards in Germany: Wilhelmshaven, Bremen and Kiel; Poland: Stettin and Elbing; Russia: Saint Petersburg and Kronstadt; and Ukraine: Nikolayev. With at the end a description of the use of fuel.Occasionally slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Katalog der physik.-mechan. Werkstätten Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall.Universitäts-Mechaniker Erlangen (Bayern). Schlossplatz 3. [Illustrated trade catalogue].

      - Erlangen, Reiniger et al., 1888. 4to (27.1 x 19.5 cm). 75 pp. (including index). Contemporary red, bllindstamped cloth; front board printed in black and gilt, rear board with black printed vignette. Patterned endpapers. Text pages printed in red and black. l A sumptuously bound trade catalogue. It is likely that this was a special copy: in the top margin, the following was written in a neat hand: "Kgl. Hoheit Herzog Dr Carl Theodor in Bayern in tiefsten Ergebenheit gewidmet.". The firm was founded by Erwin Moritz Reiniger (1854-1909), Max Gebbert (1856-1907) and Karl Friedrich Schall (1859-1925), and grew to an international business with offices in Stuttgart and New York. After the crash of 1923 it was bought by Siemens. According to the title page, the firm had as "Specialität: Elektrisch-medizinische Apparate und Instrumente". This is amply show on the following pages, which contain steel-engravings of various medical devices, usually with electrical components. A very beautiful, and clean copy. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American commonwealth

      London: Macmillan, 1888. First edition, first printing (with the chapter in vol. III on the Tweed Ring, later suppressed), 3 vols., 8vo, half brown morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g., very good set. Howes B-906: "Remains the most authoritative study of American political and social institutions."

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        [THEATRE] The Haymakers, Protestant Hall, Ann Street, Brisbane, June 13th, 1888

      Silk theatre handbill (total dimensions 240 x 275 mm), vertical fold creating 4 pp, printed in black ink on 3 pp. Brisbane : Davison & Metcalf, Charlotte St., 1888. Root's Popular Cantata: The Haymakers. For the First Time in Queensland. Brisbane Tonic Sol-Fa Union. Opening Concert, Under the distinguished patronage and in the presence of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Musgrave. Wednesday, June 13th, 1888, Protestant Hall, Ann Street. Extremely fine. The list of performers includes Miss Fraser (accompanist), Mr A. Kaye (conductor), Miss Godsell, Mr Metcalf, Miss Hunter and Mr Gent.

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        An important archive of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.

      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. The quality of his little-known, non-commercial photographic portraits of indigenous people rivals that of the much more famous portraits of another South Australian police photographer, Paul Foelsche. Eleven photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 145 x 100 mm, unmounted; head and torso portraits of identified Aboriginal subjects (versos with photographer's pencilled captions and contemporary manuscript in ink 'South Australian Aboriginal. Photo - W.T. Lingwood Smith, Detective Photographer, Adelaide'); all of the prints are in fine condition. It is unlikely that Lingwood Smith ever met his older contemporary, fellow South Australian police photographer Paul Foelsche (1831-1914), whose photographic portraits of indigenous subjects taken in and around Palmerston (Darwin) between the 1870s and 1890s include many of the most visually compelling taken by any nineteenth century photographer working in Australia (see Jones, Philip. The policeman's eye : the frontier photography of Paul Foelsche. Adelaide : South Australian Museum, 2005). It is almost certain, though, that Lingwood Smith would have come across Foelsche's portraits in the South Australian police files. An album of photographs in the South Australian Museum (Series AA 295/01, Album P), whose provenance is given as 'William Thomas Lingwood Smith', bears out this theory, as it contains numerous photographs by both Foelsche and Lingwood Smith (including other copies of most of the photographs we offer here), 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. Whether the influence of Foelsche on Lingwood Smith is real or imagined, the similarities between the intense, beautifully lit portraits taken by both of these supremely gifted police photographers are immediately striking. Unlike those of 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; by contrast, a substantial part of Foelsche's legacy comprises his topographical photography documenting the frontier township of Palmerston and the landscape of the Top End. 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 portraits in this archive of Lingwood Smith photographs were taken in various locations in South and Central Australia. The photographer's captions identify the subjects by either their indigenous name or its anglicised version (sometimes both), as well as giving a location. They are as follows: [1] Rebecca Blackmore / Murray River [2] Ada Walker / Niledalli / Murray River [3] Mary Beck / Kunda / Murray River [4] Tommy Walker / Pollpalingada [Murray River] [5] Emma Pritchard / Warrette / Last of the Gawler Tribe [6] Dick Salter / Moona / Port Germain Tribe [7] Koonea / Alice Springs [8] Wannamucho. Innimincka (sic), North Australia [9] Wannamucho. Innimincka (sic), North Australia [10] Chapincharra / Palmer Creek [11] Wanjirckara or Wonjirckara / Alice Springs 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 the photographer's name on the versos is written in its later form.

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        Franz von Stuck: Die Raben-Eltern (Originalzeichnung)

      1888 - Tusche und Bleistift auf Karton. 32 x 46 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Provenienz: Sammlung Denzel, München Privatsammlung. Veröffentlicht: Fliegende Blätter. Jahrgang 1888, Band 89, Heft 2248, Seite 75. Literatur: Nefzger, Ulrich: Franz von Stuck in den Fliegenden Blättern. Katalog zur 13. Jahresausstellung Franz von Stuck Geburtshaus Tettenweis 2001, Seite 52. BIOGRAFIE: Franz von Stuck (1863 Tettenweis - 1928 München). Vom Müllerssohn zum Malerfürsten – der soziale Aufstieg des aus einfachsten Verhältnissen stammenden Franz Stuck zu einem der angesehensten Künstler der Jahrhundertwende erscheint geradezu märchenhaft. Bereits in der Kindheit zeigt sich Stucks zeichnerisches Talent und wird, was für sein Milieu und die Epoche durchaus nicht selbstverständlich ist, gefördert. Im Anschluss an eine Ausbildung an der Kunstgewerbeschule in München besucht er dort von 1881 bis 1885 die Kunstakademie. Während dieser Zeit entstehen humoristische Beiträge für illustrierte Zeitschriften sowie Entwürfe für das Mappenwerk Allegorien und Embleme. Dieses zeugt sowohl vom Sinn des angehenden Künstlers für ornamentale Wirkung als auch von seiner Vorliebe für phantastisch-mythologische Bildwelten, die fortan sein Schaffen bestimmen und ihn weithin bekanntmachen werden. Der offizielle Durchbruch gelingt Stuck 1889 mit dem auf der Jahresausstellung im Münchner Glaspalast gezeigten Gemälde „Der Wächter des Paradieses“ (Museum Villa Stuck), das als idealisiertes, lebensgroßes Selbstporträt des Künstlers angelegt ist und mit einer Goldmedaille ausgezeichnet wird. In den kommenden Jahren kann er seine Stellung im offiziellen Kunstbetrieb als Mitbegründer der Münchner Sezession 1892, durch seine Ernennung zum Akademieprofessor 1895 und nicht zuletzt durch den Bau seiner herrschaftlichen Villa an der Prinzregentenstraße 1897/98 weiter ausbauen. In dem nach eigenen Plänen gestalteten Prachtbau verwirklicht Stuck seine Vorstellungen vom Gesamtkunstwerk, in dem Architektur, Malerei und Plastik eine symbiotische Einheit bilden. Die Bedeutung des 1905 in den persönlichen Adelsstand erhobenen Zeichners, Malers und Bildhauers Franz von Stuck liegt in der unerreichten Meisterschaft, die Grenzen zwischen bildender und angewandter Kunst mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für das Dekorative aufzuheben. Die von ihm in der Nachfolge von Arnold Böcklin und Max Klinger geschaffenen symbolistischen Bildwelten sind Ausdruck der Sehnsucht nach einer schönheitstrunkenen Welt zwischen Heroismus und Hedonismus. Mit Gemälden wie „Die Sünde“ (Neue Pinakothek München), „Der Krieg“ (Neue Pinakothek München) oder „Der Kuss der Sphinx“ (Museum der Bildenden Künste Budapest) und Skulpturen wie dem „Verwundeten Kentaur“ oder der „Reitenden Amazone“ hat er Ikonen der Kunst um 1900 geschaffen, deren Ästhetik bis heute eine faszinierende Anziehungskraft ausübt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres de Fourier. 2 Bände. Publiees par les Soins de M. Gaston Darboux, sous les auspices du ministere de l'instruction publique. Tome premier: Theorie analytique de la chaleur. Tome second: Memoires publies dans divers recueils.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars et fils, 1888/90. - XVIII, 563 S. / XIV, 636 S. Maßgebender französischer Mathematioker und Physiker. 1768-1830. Bekannt ist seine Theorie der Wärmeausbreitung- und leitung und der Spektroskopie. Früher Vorläufer der Rotverschiebungstheorie des Universums. - Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar. Innen sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4400 4°. Spätere Halbleineneinbände.

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        Flore mycologique illustrée. Les champignons des Alpes maritimes avec l'indication de leur propriétés utiles ou nuisibles. Nice, A. Gilletta, 1888-1892. Folio. With 69 chromo-lithographed plates, showing several species of mushrooms. Later half cloth.

      Kelly 13; Stafleu & Cowan 310; Junk, Rara, p. 181; Nissen, BBI 79; Volbracht 61. First and only edition of a well-illustrated work on the mushrooms of the Alpes Maritimes in Provence, with instructions as to their useful or harmful properties, by the French botanist Jean Baptiste Barla, who worked as a museum director in Nice. The work was originally published in seven instalments. "Très complet et rare ouvrage de documentation mycologique des espèces de basse et haute région" (Plesch, Mille et un livres botaniques, p. 132).Some plates and the text discoloured. A very good copy.

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        Artificial Flies and How to Make Them

      [Philadelphia]: [Spangler and Davis], 1888. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Original gilt pictorial dark maroon cloth. Slightly rubbed, inner hinges cracked, else internally fine, with bookplate of E.B & H.A. Darbee. Very scarce. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. The Darbee Copy. First edition of a book reprinted as recently as the 1960's. Shipley was the author of several books on fly tying and angling, all very scarce today. Bruns S147; Heckscher 1769

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        Lotto di due fotografie originali raffiguranti il compositore Giacomo Puccini a caccia sul Lago di Massaciuccoli.

      - Due fotografie originali in formato oblungo, cm.8,5x30, applicate su cartoncino in formato cm.15,4x35,8. Nella prima viene raffigurato il Maestro assieme al fido "Nicche, in barca a remi, intento a sparare, nella seconda mostra con orgoglio la preda. E' unita una terza foto, in formato cm.12,7x18, raffigurante il "Ricochet". Puccini raffigurato in due inconsuete immagini nel suo passatempo preferito, la caccia appunto, assieme al suo tuttofare Giulio Giovannoni (1888-1954), detto "Nicche". Il motoscafo "Ricochet" (in francese ed iun inglese la parola sta per "rimbalzo) fu acquistato nel 1895 presso i Cantieri Picchiotti di Viareggio. 100 gr.

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        Ince's Kashmir handbook: a guide for visitors. Rewritten and much enlarged

      Bok. Calcutta 1888. Grönt klb. 337 s. Exl på främre pärms insida. Gott skick

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        The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing. With a Chapter on Angling Literature

      David Douglas, Edinburgh 1888 - First Edition. This limited edition is number 86 of 105 copies printed. A beautiful copy with 16 full etched plates and other smaller plates on Japan paper, with tissue-guards. There are 63 etched or engraved head and tail pieces, initials, vignettes and other ornaments throughout the book including tied flies; a double-page lithographed map after and by J. Bartholomew; engraved advertisements in the back. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888

      - Whitman writes to New York publishers "Dick & Fitzgerald" mentioning two of his works. "After some delay I have succeeded in getting you [crossed out] a two Vol. set (in perfect order half leather bindings) of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets ed'n 1876.$6.66 (.one-third off)." Signed in strong full signature, "Walt Whitman." Whitman addresses the post card to Dick & Fitzgerald. The letter is partially published in the Collected Letters, letter 1674. In fine condition. Whitman mentions two of his poems, the most well known, "Leaves of Grass," published first in 1855 and "Two Rivulets" published in 1876. He moved to Camden, New Jersey in the early 1870s and remained for the rest of his life. In the year our letter, 1888, Whitman's "November Boughs" was published by David McKay. Framed with archival cream colored mat and UV filtered glass with opening on back to show the address portion of the postcard . Image of Whitman is the frontispiece to the first edition of Whitman's Specimen Days & Collect (Philadelphia, 1882). Dimensions: Frame 16 inches x 13 inches; letter is 5.25 inches x 3 inches, Whitman print is 3.75 inches x 5.75 inches. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa'di

      Printed by the Kama Shastra Society for Private Subscribers only, Benares 1888 - viii, 282p. Original vellum. 20cm. Cover moderately soiled and slightly warped. Deckle edges. Former owner's name (dated 1892). Text moderately browned. Translated by Edward Rehatsek. 1st issue of the 1st ed. of this translation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Toute la lyre EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Jules Hetzel & Cie|& Maison Quantin, 1888. Fine. Jules Hetzel & Cie & Maison Quantin, Paris 1888-1893, 14x23cm, 3 volumes reliés. - first edition. Binders half red shagreen, back with five nerves set with black nets decorated with golden florets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binders of the time. Some small minor foxing. Provenance: Library of Jules Félix Louis Gastinger with his bookplate pasted on contreplats. Nice set of complete well troisème volume. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin émoussé, petites traces de frottements sur les tranches inférieures, reliures de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Jules Félix Louis Gastinger avec ses ex-libris encollés sur les contreplats. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi dans une reliure uniforme de l'époque.

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        [Trompe l'oeil drawing of country maps on a decorated background, titled:] Ciels Saint-Vincent.[France?], August 1888. Brown and black ink, watercolour, chalk and gold paint on paper, mounted on several laminated sheets of paper (69.5 x 52.5 cm).

      Charming trompe l'oeil of maps of European countries, on a decorated background, somewhat reminiscent of a church ceiling. It contains a French inscription "to my beloved parents", which together with some inconsistencies in the use of perspective, suggest a young French artist. The maps show some interesting departures from reality: in the Netherlands, parts of the province of Gelderland are shifted 50 kilometres to the north, replacing Zwolle with Arnhem, and Sweden lacks Stockholm but includes Copenhagen in place of Malmö. However, the most humorous is in the map of Germany, which lacks its western neighbours - the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France - giving it an extensive North Sea coast. The gothic lettering is inconsistent in style, with the artist apparently improvising an alphabet for each inscription, in the process forgetting Denmark.Somewhat soiled and browned at the edges, with several white spots due to overpainting; the sheets are coming loose from one another.

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        Reichenbachia. Orchids Illustrated and Described. Imperial Edition. First and Second Series.

      London: H. Sotheran and Co., and F. Sander & Co. of St. Albans, 1888-1894. Four vols., imperial folio, 675 x 495 mm, illustrated with 192 chromolithographs mounted on thick card, most finished by hand, with text in English, French, and German. Volume one bound in contemporary deluxe full crushed brown morocco, gilt extra on covers and spines, volumes 2-4 bound in three-quarter brown morocco by Bumpus of London. Some minor staining or discoloration to boards. Some foxing throughout, mostly on the mounts. Series 1, vol. 2, plate 49 has a corner of the board missing. Series 2, vol. 2, plates 50, 51, 52, 53, and 54 are reattached to their mounts. The rare "Imperial Edition", of which only 100 sets were made, each volume weighing over 40 pounds (18.15 kilos). One of the two monumental works devoted to orchids published in the nineteenth century, the other being Bateman's The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala, which was illustrated with only 40 plates, and is not nearly as rare. In terms of size and scale Sander's work is to flower books what the elephant folio edition of Audubon is to bird books. Henry Sander was born in Bremen in 1847 and moved in 1867 to England where he worked in nurseries in Forest Hill before starting his own independent business in St. Albans. With the immense success of his nursery Sander felt encouraged to publish a massive set of orchid illustrations. In 1885 he commissioned the artist Henry Moon to produce life-sized illustrations, which were printed in coloured lithography by his own firm's presses. Moon was responsible for a majority of the 192 plates, with W.H. Fitch, A.H. Loch, George Hansen, Charles Storer, J.Watton, and J.L. Macfarlane contributing the remainder of the plates, some not completed until 1890. In the introduction Sander explains that "the growing popularity of orchids, and the ever-increasing demand for information respecting them, is sufficient reason for issuing the present work. It will be our aim to represent truthfully the natural aspect of the plants, which will be drawn life size... Some of the plant portraits will be coloured by lithography, others will be hand painted when found expedient. It is our intention to illustrate all classes of the orchid family." "By modern standards the work was of a monstrous size... Where the orchid was concerned, Sander never spared himself, but even so, the care lavished on Reichenbachia still provokes astonishment. Apart from the elegance of Moon's drawings, the technical standards would have been a tribute to any large printing house. The blocks were hand-made, out of wood; and the chromolithographs were produced by the use of as many as twenty inks. The cost to Sander was enormous, and it is said to have been well over £7000... It is no wonder that Sander often remarked in later years that the project almost ruined him" (A. Swinson, Frederick Sander: the Orchid King, 1970). PROVENANCE: Lionel Phillips and Cynthia Johnson, with their ex-libris. BM(NH) IV, 1800. Great Flower Books (1990) 135. Nissen, BBI 1722. Stafleu and Cowan 10.219 (4).

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        Enchiridion Medicum o Indirizzamento della pratica della medicina

      Stabilimento Tipografico Seguin, 1888. ITALIANO 0,7 Libro in mezza pelle, la copertina si mostra con usura, visibili i bordi stanchi e abrasioni, il dorso con leggere abrasioni alla base alla cima e lungo le cerniere, i tagli con un normale scurimento, le pagine con piccole fioriture, il testo ben leggibile, trad. di G. Almansi USATO

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        Annales Institut Pasteur. Tomes 1 à 7. Années 1887 à 1893

      Masson 1888/1898, Paris - Sept premiers volumes des Annales de l'Institut Pasteur. Demi-reliure en cuir marron, dos à 4 nerfs, le premier volume est bien complet de ses 15 planches, coins émoussés sinon les reliures et intérieurs sont en bon état. 11000g.

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        Le pain du péché

      - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1888, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Paul Arena dramma provenzale Theodore Aubanel, non vi è alcuna menzione di importanti documenti. Prezioso autografo firmato Paolo Arena Rodolphe Salis a matita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Paul Arène du drame provençal de Théodore Aubanel, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Arène à Rodolphe Salis au crayon de papier.

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      London: The Hansom Cab Publishing Company, n.d. [1888?].. Octavo, pp. [i-xiii] xiv-xvii [xviii] [19] 20-208 [209-216: blank] [note: first four and last four leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author), original pictorial blue bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, white and gold, top edge untrimmed, slate coated endpapers. Probable first hardcover edition of the combined text. Collects two novellas. The second novella was first published in 1873 as CHRISTMAS TALES FOR CHRISTMAS CHARITIES. N0. 2. TWO NIGHTS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE IN RUSSIA. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 215), gives the publication date of this present edition as "about 1888." The copies at the British Library and Cambridge University also have "Fifty-First Thousand" on their title pages. The Eaton Collection at UC Riverside has two copies, both labeled "Fiftieth Thousand" at top of their title pages, one in original wrappers, one rebound with another book. The dating of the book seems to derive from a statement at the bottom of the frontispiece, "From a photograph by Karoly, Leamington, 1888." The first novella in this present volume, "A Russian Princess," is a story of crime, preceded by a brief statement by the author averring its authenticity as a found manuscript. The second is as its title indicates, a haunted house ghost story. A postscript by the author admits the dark tone of his two tales but makes clear his good wishes towards Russia, a country with which he was quite familiar. We believe this is the first edition in hardcover (of which 1000 copies were printed), preceded by the paperbound printing or printings. It also appears to be the first edition to print Turnerelli's postscript, pp. [191]-208. Turnerelli's two ghost novellas, A NIGHT IN A HAUNTED HOUSE IN IRELAND (1859) and TWO NIGHTS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE IN RUSSIA (1873) were among the best known Victorian ghost stories, and both were highly regarded by Charles Dickens. Bleiler (1978), p. 196 (citing date of 1890 but "not verified"). Reginald 14345. Spine a bit leaned, cloth spotted and rubbed, inner rear hinge repaired, a good copy of a very scarce book. (#148001)

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        Expéditions scientifiques du Travailleur et du Talisman pendant les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883. Poissons.

      Paris, G. Masson, 1888. 4to (33.0 x 25.3 cm). Half title and title page, [i], 406 pp.; 28 fine lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four gilt-bordered bands, gilt ornamental bands at head and foot, and gilt title. Speckled edges.l The ichthyological results of a famous deep-sea expedition to the northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. The paddle steamer Travailleur sailed on July 17, 1880 from Bayonne and surveyed the Bay of Biscay. She returned to port on August 1st. Among the scientists on board were Alphonse Milne-Edwards (who leaded the scientific expedition), Léopold de Folin (1817-1896), who wrote a narrative of the expedition and described several new molluscs, and the ichthyologist Léon Vaillant (1834-1914). The main objective of this short survey was to test the equipment. Longer expeditions followed to the same region (1881, 1882), the coastal region of Portugal (1881, 1882), the Mediterranean (1881) and the eastern Atlantic from Bayonne to the Canary Islands (1882). In 1883 the Travailleur was replaced by the Talisman, a more modern and larger vessel, which was used on a final expedition to the Sargasso Sea. The fishes collected were studied by Vaillant, who published the results in this volume, which was the first of a larger series of zoological publications. Because of the extensive dredgings in deeper water, many new and undescribed species were caught, and illustrated here for the first time. Small old library stamp on first blank recto, half-title and title. Some very light, mostly marginal foxing on some text leaves and a few the plates; most plates, however, clean. A very good copy. Dean II, p. 571; Nissen ZBI, 4209.

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