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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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        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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        A RUSSIAN PRINCESS AND A RUSSIAN GHOST STORY. TWO HISTORICAL AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES DEPICTIVE OF RUSSIAN ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY AT THE CLOSE OF THE LAST AND THE COMMENCEMENT AND MIDDLE OF THE PRESENT CENTURY ..

      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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        l'Ornement polychrome. Deux cent vingt planches en couleur or et argent contenant environ 4,000 motifs de tous les styles art ancien et asiatique moyen age renaissance, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Recueil historique et pratique publié sous la direction de M. A. Racinet. Avec notes explicatives et une introduction générale. Cinquième édition.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1888. In two volumes. Folio (40.3 x 28.7 cm). Titlepages in red and black, halftitles, 60, [vi] pp. (introduction, index, etc.), and 220 (volume I: 100; volume 2: 120) chromolithographed plates, many hightened with silver and gold, each with unnumbered explanatory text pages with numerous engraved headpieces and line illustrations. Uniform contemporary black half morocco over polychrome marbled boards. Spines with five raised and gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns, gilt titles and volume numbers. Marbled endpapers.l An extremely fine copy of this wonderful work on polychromatic art and design. Copies are almost always found incomplete (the plates are very attractive to book breakers), or in different and/or poor bindings. This one is superb. Some earlier editions have only 100 plates, with 2,000 figures. The captions are in English, French, and German. The text is in French. Some light foxing to titles, as always, plates bright and mostly clean. A real treasure.

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        Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler Thüringens. 7 Abteilungen (41 Lieferungen) in 14 Bänden. Vollständige Reihe des gesuchten thüringischen Inventars.

      Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1888-1917.. Quart. Zeitgenössisches, goldgeprägtes Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen, Vorsätzen und Schnitt. Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Kunstdruckbeilagen (siehe jedoch den Hinweis zur Kollation im untenstehenden Kommentar). Die Einbände an den Kanten gering berieben, insgesamt von hervorragender Erhaltung. Erste Ausgabe der maßgeblichen Bestandsaufnahme thüringischer Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler. Erschien über einen Zeitraum von dreißig Jahren verteilt auf insgesamt 41 Lieferungen, welche wiederum in sieben, den historisch gewachsenen oder modernen Verwaltungseinheiten entsprechenden Abteilungen angeordnet wuden: I. Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, II. Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen, III. Herzogtum Sachsen-Altenburg, IV. Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha, V. Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, VI. Fürstentum Reuss Älterer Linie, VII. Fürstentum Reuss Jüngerer Linie. – Da die einzelnen Lieferungen des Werkes nicht chronologisch ihrer planmäßigen Nummerierung entsprechend erschienen, sondern jeweils erst in teils weit auseinanderliegenden Jahren abgeschlossen wurden, sind vollständige Exemplare selbst einzelner der genannten Abteilungen schwer auffindbar. Geschlossene, vollständige und einheitlich gebundene Exemplare der gesamten Reihe wie hier vorliegend sind eine Rarität. – Im Vergleich mit der Kollation der Einzellieferungen scheinen in den Vorstücken der sieben Abteilungen unseres Exemplares zunächst einige Seiten zu fehlen, jedoch ist dieser scheinbare Fehlbestand auf redundante, also wiederholt inkludierte (Gesamt-)register der Einzellieferungen zurückzuführen. Natürlich machte es für den Vorbesitzer keinen Sinn, diese mehrfach beizubinden. Das Werk kann daher guten Gewissens als komplett gelten.

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        Binding title:] Recueil d'estampes Collaert Wierix and Galle.[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, Antonius Wierix II, Theodore Galle, Cornelis Pinssen & anonymous, [ca. 1595-ca. 1610]. 9 print series plus 5 separate prints. Large 4to album with mostly 8vo prints. An album containing 7 complete devotional print series (together 109 prints), a (complete?) set of 3 town fortification plans (each with a madonna and child and patron saint or other local saints), 5 portraits and 6 illustrations from a book, making 123 engraved prints in total. Dark green gold-tooled morocco (ca. 1890), gilt edges.

      - John Thomson, Descr. cat. lib. Clarence H. Clark, Philadelphia, 1888, item 423 (pp. 255-256: the present album, with descriptions of ads 1-9). A remarkable collection of very rare print series and a few equally rare separate prints, all dating from the period ca. 1595-ca. 1610, mostly by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618), but also with series by Antonius Wierix II (ca. 1555/59-1604) and Theodore Galle (1571-1633). For most of the prints, the literature mentions no variant states of the plates, but when variant states are noted in the literature they are all in the earliest states and those with no known variant states appear from their watermarks to be very early printings. Ads 4, 5, 6 and 9, and possibly 4 of the portraits in ad 8 may be unique, and ad 1 is the second copy recorded. With the engraved bookplate on paste-down. With one portrait mounted on an older piece of paper, with the mounting paper and the other prints tipped in, with only the left edges pasted to the album leaves. The binding is slightly worn at the hinges and extremities, with a few minor scuff marks, but still very good. A remarkable collection of ca. 1600 Antwerp print series, almost half with no other complete set known.The album contains the following 10 groups of prints:Ad 1) Virginis Mariae vita. .Antwerp, Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], 19 engr. ll. Ad 2) Vita Jesu salvatoris variis iconibus[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], 35 engr. ll.Ad 3) Passio et resurrectio d.n. Jesu Christi.[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. 24 engr. ll. Ad 4) [Jesus and the 13 Apostles].[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], [13] ll. Ad 5) [Four church fathers].[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [4] engr. ll. Ad 6) [The four Apostles].[Antwerp], Antonius Wierix II, [ca. 1600]. [4] engr. ll. Ad 7) [The seven gifts of the Holy Ghost].[Antwerp], Theodore Galle, [ca. 1600]. 6, [1] engr. ll. Ad 8) [5 portraits, not produced as a series:] Clemens VIII. Pont. Opt. Max. . Clemens VIII. Pont. Opt. Max. . Laevinus Torrentius secundus Episcopus Antverpien. . Henry IIII Roy de France et de Navarre. . Sereniss. Albertus Archid. Belgii gubernator.[Antwerp], Antonius Wierix II, Cornelis Pinssen & anonymous, [ca. 1595-ca. 1610]. Ad 9) [3 town fortification plans:] Cales . Hulst . Ter Heyden.[Antwerp], [possibly Cornelis Pinnsen], [1599?]. Ad 10) [6 full-page illustrations from:] SAILLY, Thomas. Thesaurus precum et exercitiorum spiritualium.Antwerp, Jan Moretus, 1609, pp. 78, 262, 170, 150, 600, 464. 8vo.Detailed description on request

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        Kunstbüchlein. Wie man auff Marmelstein, Kupffer, Messing, Zihn, Stahl, Eisen, Harnisch und Waffen, &c. etzen, und künstlich vergülden soll. Mit vorgehendem Bericht, wie man Dinten, Dintenpulver, Prisilgen, und alle Metallfarben zum schreiben. Mancherley Farben, Pergament, Federn zu färben. Alle Metallen aus der Federn zu schreiben, Gold und Silber, Fundamentlein und Goldwasser auff allerley Ballerey, und dergleichen mehr, machen und temperieren soll. Zu Dienst und Ehren allen Schreibern, auch den unerfahrnen der Etzkunst, zusammen gebracht. . Von neuen übersehen, gemehret, und corrigirt, und in Druck gebracht.[Leipzig?], 1660. Small 8vo (14.5 x 8.5 cm). Title-page printed in red and black. Later marbled wrappers.

      - Ferchl, p. 224; KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Brüning 1331; Ferguson, Some early treatises on technological chemistry (1888), pp. 24-34 . Second copy located of the 1660 edition of a popular and influential practical manual by Andreas Helmreich, on the preparation of black, coloured and metallic writing ink and dyes (the metallic inks especially for writing on wood), the etching of marble and metals (copper, brass, tin, iron and steel, with special reference to etching armour and weapons), gilding and silvering (including the gilding of the edges of books), colouring parchment, paper and feathers, making sealing wax and glue, and other materials used for art and writing, including recipes and minute details of the preparation of the materials. Books of a similar nature with the title Kunstbüchlein appeared already in 1499 and reappeared in a new form by 1535, but Ferguson notes that Helmriech's work owes little or nothing to them, has only two or three recipes similar to those in Boltz's 1547 Illuminirbuch and is largely original. All editions are rare and we have located only one other copy of the present 1660 edition, in the library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.With some minor restorations to the gutter margins of the title-page and with several small stains, and the whole somewhat dog-eared, very slightly browned and with occasional foxing and a marginal chip at the head of the dedication (perhaps removing an owner's name?), but the book is complete including even the 2 final blank leaves, and nearly all the leaves are in good condition. A rare and important work, giving a detailed account of the preparation of inks and of etching, as practiced in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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        [Binding title:] Recueil d'estampes Collaert Wierix and Galle.[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, Antonius Wierix II, Theodore Galle, Cornelis Pinssen & anonymous, [ca. 1595-ca. 1610]. 9 print series plus 5 separate prints. Large 4to album with mostly 8vo prints. An album containing 7 complete devotional print series (together 109 prints), a (complete?) set of 3 town fortification plans (each with a madonna and child and patron saint or other local saints), 5 portraits and 6 illustrations from a book, making 123 engraved prints in total. Dark green gold-tooled morocco (ca. 1890), gilt edges.

      John Thomson, Descr. cat. lib. Clarence H. Clark, Philadelphia, 1888, item 423 (pp. 255-256: the present album, with descriptions of ads 1-9). A remarkable collection of very rare print series and a few equally rare separate prints, all dating from the period ca. 1595-ca. 1610, mostly by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618), but also with series by Antonius Wierix II (ca. 1555/59-1604) and Theodore Galle (1571-1633). For most of the prints, the literature mentions no variant states of the plates, but when variant states are noted in the literature they are all in the earliest states and those with no known variant states appear from their watermarks to be very early printings. Ads 4, 5, 6 and 9, and possibly 4 of the portraits in ad 8 may be unique, and ad 1 is the second copy recorded. With the engraved bookplate on paste-down. With one portrait mounted on an older piece of paper, with the mounting paper and the other prints tipped in, with only the left edges pasted to the album leaves. The binding is slightly worn at the hinges and extremities, with a few minor scuff marks, but still very good. A remarkable collection of ca. 1600 Antwerp print series, almost half with no other complete set known.The album contains the following 10 groups of prints:Ad 1) Virginis Mariae vita. ...Antwerp, Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], 19 engr. ll. Ad 2) Vita Jesu salvatoris variis iconibus[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], 35 engr. ll.Ad 3) Passio et resurrectio d.n. Jesu Christi.[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. 24 engr. ll. Ad 4) [Jesus and the 13 Apostles].[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [1], [13] ll. Ad 5) .[Antwerp], Adriaen Collaert, [ca. 1600]. [4] engr. ll. Ad 6) [The four Apostles].[Antwerp], Antonius Wierix II, [ca. 1600]. [4] engr. ll. Ad 7) [The seven gifts of the Holy Ghost].[Antwerp], Theodore Galle, [ca. 1600]. 6, [1] engr. ll. Ad 8) [5 portraits, not produced as a series:] Clemens VIII. Pont. Opt. Max. ... Clemens VIII. Pont. Opt. Max. ... Laevinus Torrentius secundus Episcopus Antverpien. ... Henry IIII Roy de France et de Navarre. ... Sereniss. Albertus Archid. Belgii gubernator.[Antwerp], Antonius Wierix II, Cornelis Pinssen & anonymous, [ca. 1595-ca. 1610]. Ad 9) [3 town fortification plans:] Cales ... Hulst ... Ter Heyden.[Antwerp], [possibly Cornelis Pinnsen], [1599?]. Ad 10) [6 full-page illustrations from:] SAILLY, Thomas. Thesaurus precum et exercitiorum spiritualium...Antwerp, Jan Moretus, 1609, pp. 78, 262, 170, 150, 600, 464. 8vo.Detailed description on request.

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        My Adventure in The Flying Scotsman: A Romance of London and North-Western Railway Shares.

      London; James Hogg and Sons, 1888. - FIRST EDITION. Octavo. 63 pp. Original grey cloth with polychrome upper board and black titles. Covers lightly rubbed and surface soiled with minor bruising at spine tips and lower corners of upper board; endpapers lightly tone. No annotation or inscriptions. An unusually bright copy. Queens Quorum number 13. ".the thin, fragile book with the 'rainbow' stamping which is seldom found even in the so-called complete collections of Eden Phillpott's work. Modern readers will undoubtedly agree that My Adventures in the Flying Scotsman is an old fashioned tale of theft and attempted murder, relying a bit too strongly on the long arm of coincidence, but peopled with richly Victorian characters caught in the fell clutch of melodramatic circumstance" Q Q No, 13. Philpotts (1862-1960) was a prolific author widely published on both sides of the Atlantic and this is his rare first book, . Widely considered to be one of the most important detective novels ever printed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Haileyburian Vol Vi & Vol Vii. June, 1883 - October 1885 & November, 1885- February 1888

      Haileyburian College - 2 bound vols with blue cloth covers. Gilt college crest. Centrepiece on covers of both. Title gilt on spines. Pp. (1) iv, 544; (2) iv, 569-588, 540. Vol vi, includes final issue of vol v at beginning. All told there 24 issues in vol vi & 22 issues in vol vii, 46 issues altogether. Corners & spine ends bumped & rubbed with small splits to spine end. More prominent at top of spine of vol. 6. Covers worn & stained. Good internally. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kunstbüchlein. Wie man auff Marmelstein, Kupffer, Messing, Zihn, Stahl, Eisen, Harnisch und Waffen, &c. etzen, und künstlich vergülden soll. Mit vorgehendem Bericht, wie man Dinten, Dintenpulver, Prisilgen, und alle Metallfarben zum schreiben. Mancherley Farben, Pergament, Federn zu färben. Alle Metallen aus der Federn zu schreiben, Gold und Silber, Fundamentlein und Goldwasser auff allerley Ballerey, und dergleichen mehr, machen und temperieren soll. Zu Dienst und Ehren allen Schreibern, auch den unerfahrnen der Etzkunst, zusammen gebracht. ... Von neuen übersehen, gemehret, und corrigirt, und in Druck gebracht.[Leipzig?], 1660. Small 8vo (14.5 x 8.5 cm). Title-page printed in red and black. Later marbled wrappers.

      Ferchl, p. 224; KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Brüning 1331; Ferguson, Some early treatises on technological chemistry (1888), pp. 24-34 . Second copy located of the 1660 edition of a popular and influential practical manual by Andreas Helmreich, on the preparation of black, coloured and metallic writing ink and dyes (the metallic inks especially for writing on wood), the etching of marble and metals (copper, brass, tin, iron and steel, with special reference to etching armour and weapons), gilding and silvering (including the gilding of the edges of books), colouring parchment, paper and feathers, making sealing wax and glue, and other materials used for art and writing, including recipes and minute details of the preparation of the materials. Books of a similar nature with the title Kunstbüchlein appeared already in 1499 and reappeared in a new form by 1535, but Ferguson notes that Helmriech's work owes little or nothing to them, has only two or three recipes similar to those in Boltz's 1547 Illuminirbuch and is largely original. All editions are rare and we have located only one other copy of the present 1660 edition, in the library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.With some minor restorations to the gutter margins of the title-page and with several small stains, and the whole somewhat dog-eared, very slightly browned and with occasional foxing and a marginal chip at the head of the dedication (perhaps removing an owner's name?), but the book is complete including even the 2 final blank leaves, and nearly all the leaves are in good condition. A rare and important work, giving a detailed account of the preparation of inks and of etching, as practiced in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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        Wee Willie Winkie & Other Child Stories

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler & Co, 1888. First edition. Hardcover. vg+. Large octavo. (2 pgs. of ads) 104pp. (+ vii pages of ads at the rear). Full contemporary red morocco binding, with a gilt-stamped motif and tooling on the the front cover and spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles, with an ex-libris (the same design as on the front cover) measuring 1x1" on vellum, at the interior front cover. This is the true first edition of this collection of children's stories by Kipling, published in India. This is no.6 of the "Indian Railway Library" series, published by A.H. Wheeler & Co, with a cover price of "One Rupee." The original grey-green illustrated wrappers (both front and back) credited to the "Moto School of Art, Lahore" have been bound into this beautiful hardcover signed binding by Brentano's. The front wrapper features three men and a boy, while the back wrapper shows two flute-playing soldiers. The front and back of the book feature ads for and reviews of other works by Kipling. Binding with some minor rubbing to extremities, and minor smudging to the covers. A faint horizontal scratch to the front cover. Interior with a small closed tear to the bottom of the gutter at the interior front cover. Light spotting along the edge of the book block, the front free endpapers, and the bound in front wrapper. Binding and interior in very good+ condition overall. No.6 of the "Indian Railway Library" series, by AH Wheeler & Co. These where originally sold at railway stations in India, in softcover editions.

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        The Birds of North America.

      The Natural Science Association of America,, New York: 1888 - Folio (12" x 15"), publisher's leather, somewhat crudely rebacked, gilt title on front cover, illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 119 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards, 182, [8] pp. Binding shaken, top cover and spine and front endpapers partially separated from text block, back joint cracked, but still attached, significant wear to covers around extremities, bookplate on front pastedown; contents clean and bright. Published in several editions, the plates are extremely attractive. Studer (1840-1904) was born in New York City, and would become a printer and lithographer. He was also an ornithologist, and seems to have been active in this field in the Columbus, Ohio area after the Civil War. However, it is believed that the plates were based on drawings by Theodore Jasper. The plates while very attractive, are believed to be designed to help with identification. Size of book will require extra postage. online Cornell library website. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        15 miles around Summerlands [Nr Kendal]

      A special 1" OS map, hand-coloured, including Windermere, Coniston, Lancaster, Ingleborough & the railways. Original engraving Lt-Col Hall 1852, updated to Nov 1888. Foldingg map in 35 sections, 92x90 cm, in original repaired cloth slip-case. A few folds repaired, VG clean copy. With 1 mile concentric circles to 15m around Summerlands, which was occupied by Henry Miles Radcliffe, High Sheriff of Westmorland in 1896. A very attractive hand-coloured map.

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        A Brief History of Jacob Belfry, Sen.

      William Briggs, Toronto, Ontario 1888 - About the book: Hardcover. No jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Non-authorial inscription on ffep. Piece of paper affixed inside front boards. Note refers to woman who inscribed the book. Book is in fair to good condition with a fair bit of wear. A fragile copy. Extremely rare. Additional photos available upon request. We're not satisfied unless you are. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two albums of original botanical watercolours. 2 volumes. Large folio (500 x 390mm), c. 1790-1820.

      Comprising: GRASSES, 1 page manuscript index and 99 original watercolours mounted within watercolour borders & CLASS V. ORDER 2 TO 6, 1 page manuscript index and 84 original watercolours mounted within watercolour borders. Contemporary uniformly Russia, blind-tooled decorative borders around blind-stamped central coat-of-arms of the Earl of Aylesford to covers, gilt greek key turn-ins, uniformly rebacked, richly gilt decorated spines in 7 compartments, with red gilt lettered label, gilt edges. An interesting pair of volumes featuring highly accomplished and detailed watercolours by Louisa, Countess of Aylesford, from a set of twenty-seven volumes originally sold from the Aylesford Library at Christie's in 1888. She was born at Longleat in Wiltshire, the eldest daughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, she married Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford. The volume on grasses has a caption below each image giving the English and Latin nomenclature of the plants, the exact date as well as in most cases the name Packington (the Aylesford estate at Packington) where the plants were probably collected and drawn. The second volume pictures plants as Chenopodium, Gentiana, Pimpinella, Oenanthe, Caucalis, as well as a number of Umbelliferous plants. The fine drawings show Louisa to have been not only an accomplished draughtswoman but also a keen student of botany. Two mounts empty and some sheets missing from the numerical sequences.

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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles;

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1888–1928. Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society. Edited by James H. Murray. 10 volumes bound in 20, large quarto (340 x 263 mm). Publisher's dark red straight-grain quarter morocco, red cloth sides, titles and university crest to spines gilt, top edges gilt, dark red endpapers. Typical light variation to spines, a couple headcaps expertly restored; an excellent, handsomely bound set. First edition in book form of "the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship" (PMM). "The scheme of 'a completely new English Dictionary' was conceived in 1858… Herbert Coleridge and after him Dr. F. J. Furnivall, were the first editors. Their work, which covered 20 years, consisted mainly in the collection of materials, and it was not until Dr. J. A. H. Murray took the matter up in 1878 that the preparation of the Dictionary began to take active form…. The essential feature of the Dictionary is its historical method, by which the meaning and form of the words are traced from their earliest appearance on the basis of an immense number of quotations, collected by more than 800 voluntary workers. The Dictionary contains a record of 414,825 words, whose history is illustrated by 1,827,306 quotations" (Drabble, 728). The Dictionary was originally issued in fascicles which were then gathered into book form. After Murray's death the editing was entrusted to his colleagues Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. "The scale of the OED was astonishing by comparison with that of any English dictionary published before the end of the nineteenth century. Murray had revolutionized the whole process by which the English language was mapped" (ODNB). These volumes are titled "The Oxford Dictionary" to the spine, whereas the trade binding was bound as, "A New English Dictionary". The University Press had used "The Oxford Dictionary" as the title in its catalogues and advertisements from at least 1904. The dictionary was officially renamed "The Oxford English Dictionary" in 1933 on the publication of the first supplement, edited by W. A. Craigie and C. T. Onions.

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        Cadran de l'Heure Universelle ou du Méridien Initial Combinée avec l'Heure Locale pour Toutes les Horloges et à Toutes les Longitudes. Avec la Liste des Longitudes des Principales Localités du Monde d'Apres le Méridien International de Jérusalem

      Small 31 pp. booklet on universal time and longitude, with a list of the longitudes for many major international cities, with a three-tier volvelle with steel hands to inside back cover for determining the local time based off of longitude relative to Jerusalem. Some scattered toning and age-darkening, minor soiling, pages uncut. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps., soiling and foxing to covers, small tear to front cover, small losses to corners. Paris (Gauthier Villars & Fils) and Milan/Naples/Pisa (Ulrich Hoepli) n.d. (circa 1888). Cesare Tondini de Quarenghi was a Catholic priest and Barnabite missionary, as well as a pioneer of ecumenism. This work was published approximately four years after the International Meridian Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. in October 1884 and resulted in the selection of the Greenwich Meridian as the international standard for zero degrees longitude. Very scarce; as of May 2017, WorldCat locates only one holding in a North American institution.

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        I. Erster Bericht über die vom Alterthumsverein Kempten (a. V.) vorgenommenen Ausgrabungen Römischer Baureste auf dem Lindenberge bie Kempten. II. Zweiter Bericht über die vom Allgäuer Alterthumsverein (a. V.) in Kempten vorgenommenen Ausgrabungen Römischer Baureste auf dem Lindenberge bei Kempten

      2 vols. bound in 1, 45, 17 pp. text discussing Roman remains excavated in Kempten, extensive scholarly notes, 31 plates, some photo lithographs (some color), 4 fold-out showing drawings of finds, floor plans and site plans. Small ink notes on title-page. Sm. 4to. 1/2 cloth and boards, edges worn. Kempten (Ulterhumsvereins) 1888.

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        A RUSSIAN PRINCESS AND A RUSSIAN GHOST STORY. TWO HISTORICAL AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES DEPICTIVE OF RUSSIAN ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY AT THE CLOSE OF THE LAST AND THE COMMENCEMENT AND MIDDLE OF THE PRESENT CENTURY ..

      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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        History of Essex County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men

      Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1888. Two substantial, heavy volumes, weighing close to 20 pounds. Both disbound with covers detached. Leather spine and corners trimmed in gilt over maroon patterned cloth. Gilt borders all around. Leather spine has gilt titles and decorations. Bookplate of Everett Paine, a founding member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts which was founded in 1888. Mr. Paine was the secretary there until 1906. (more info here: http://www.corinthianyc.org/history62.html) Wear to leather corners and head and heel of spine. Some soil to endpapers. Booksellers pencilled notation on blank page. Volume 1 has 957 pages. Last several pages have a small tear in margin. Several wrinkled pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white engravings. Volume 2 continues pagination at 958 and ends with 2189 pages. We noted some small staining at the pastedown on volume 2. All pages are heavy glossy stock and there is no foxing. The quality of the engravings is superb. The leather binding, particularly to spine and corners is worn and appears somewhat fragile. A variety of bylined authors have written a history of each community in Essex County, Massachusetts and biographical profiles of prominent men are accompanied by their portrait engravings. A rare and special volume worth restoring. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and lifelong learning.. Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Charity Bookstall]
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        Eigh. Brief m. U.

      1 S., Kl.-Quart. An Herrn Putre mit der Bitte um finanzielle Unterstützung "Hoffentlich haben Sie viel verkauft und sind in der Lage mir etwas mit Geld unter die Arme greifen zu können" und über seine Absicht, Rom zu verlassen "Die Zeit meines completen Abbrechens hier naht mit Riesenschritten". Klinger hielt sich von 1888-1893 in Italien bzw. in Rom auf. Er kündigte sein Atelier zum 1. März und kehrte Anfang April 1893 nach Leipzig zurück. - Papier an den Rändern gebräunt u. mit z. T. hinterklebten Einrissen, fleckig (oberer Rand rechts). Brief auf Papier aufgeklebt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (LQ 07).

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        Picturesque St. Paul. Photogravured and published by Northwestern Photo Co. Geo. W. James, Anson P. Bateham, proprietors

      Northwestern Photo Co., n.d., St. Paul 1888 - Only edition, 4to, 8 p.l. plus 60 leaves showing 105 photogravures of houses and scenery in and around St. Paul, some printed in sepia, some in blue; original black pebble-grain cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover, brown morocco shelfback, a.e.g., upper joint rubbed, extremities worn; a good, sound copy. Includes the hand-colored chromolithograph title page showing a vignette photogravure of an ice palace (with 2 other vignetted views), half-title printed in red, 4 pages of introduction by Pyle, who was the private secretary of the railroad tycoon James J. Hill and the first librarian at the James J. Hill Library, and a 7-page description of the plates. This copy is from the J. J. Hill Library, without the bookplate, bought by us in 1994 and now recently found in a stray box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Laws of His Majesty Kalakaua I King of the Hawaiian Islands, Passed by the Legislative Assembly At its Session 1888

      Gazette Publishing Company. Very Good. 1888. Hardcover. Hardcover. Black spine, with marbled boards. Some wear to front and rear boards, else Very Good condition. 1888. Some loss to pastedown endpaper inside front cover. 248 pages. Gazette Publishing Company. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages .

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        LOS MISTERIOS DE PARIS. (2 tomos). Novela. Nuevamente vertida al castellano por Emilio Prieto y Villarreal y adornada con numerosos grabados dibujados por Tofani

      Librería Española de Garnier Hermanos, 370/782 pgs., Paris 1888 - Cantos laterales dorados. Ilustrado en b/n. Encuadernación parcialmente floja. Tomo II: Lomo semidesprendido. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc., embraced in Ninety-Three Quarto Maps, forming a series of One hundred and forty-seven Maps and Plans, together with valuable statistical Tables

      Philadelphia: Wm. M. Bradley & Bro, 1888. Folio. Later blue cloth, spine label. Very Good. Folio.

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