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        MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Historic, Rare and Unique

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1888 - Approx 220p total. Ltd. ed., signed. Ex-library copy of an oversize gilt hardcover book in good condition; partially rebound in 3/4 red cloth with portions of the original red leather spine still present. Contains the usual library stamps, stickers, and markings inside, plus a small mark on the spine. Cloth splitting along bottom edges of cover; additional lighter edgewear. Pages foxed, but clean, and binding is secure. All plates present and tightly bound. Signed by the publisher on the page opposite the title page. Limited edition; one of 1040 available copies. Features 50 color plates by William Gibb. Page edges gilt. Green marbled endpapers. Four gilt-trimmed, raised bands on spine. Measures approx. 16.25" x 12.5" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Theatre de Victor Hugo

      Calmann, Levy, Paris France 1888 - covers have very heavy rubbing and chipping, marbled paper over boards with leather spine, extremities heavily rubbed, corners bumped with some crease marks, binding tight, some ink writing including Keith Reed and other illegible signature, scattered foxing, a few holes in title and following pages where they were stuck together, text of 10 plays with individual page numbers, bw illustrations Size: 8 x 11.25 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The national Shakespeare: a fac-simile of the text of the first folio of 1623.

      3 vols: 1. Comedies; 2. Histories; 3. Tragedies

      [Bookseller: Westfield Books]
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        Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan.

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1888 - A Fine bright and tight set in fresh mylar protective jackets. The gilt lettering and cover decorations are bright. Philip Sheridan was a Union general in the Civil War and his career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. The general suffered a series of massive heart attacks two months after sending these memoirs to the publisher.

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        REPORT OF THE STATE ENGINEER OF CALIFORNIA, IRRIGATION AND THE IRRIGATION QUESTION

      Sacramento: State Office, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. Part I: IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT: History, Customs, Laws, and Administrative Systems Relating to Irrigation, Water-Courses, and Waters in France, Italy, and Spain. Part II: IRRIGATION IN CALIFORNIA [SOUTHERN]: The Field, Water-Supply, and Works, Organization and Operation in San Diego, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties. This important work was signed by the author and presented in 1891 to F.E. Trask, the chief engineer for the California State Advisory Board of the Public Works Administration by Whitney Waterman, 17th Governor of California. Trask signed both volumes and placed his stamp mark in each, as well as on the verso of each folding map in the rear of the second volume. Eventually, this set was purchased by S. James Tuffree, an early pioneer in Placentia, California, not part of Orange County, who then provided the books to the Anaheim Union Water Company to be used as evidence in the case against Yorba, et al. This set also bears the bookplate of William Donohoo, past president of The Zamorano Club. Octavo. Original brown cloth bindings, with gilt titles. There is some occasional pencil and ink underlining to the second volume, with non-archival repairs to the margins of a few leaves. The hinges of the second volume are tender. Minor wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Scarce.

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        Atlas des champignons comestibles et vénéneux de la France et des pays circonvoisins. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Paris Doin 1888 - (36,5 x 27,5 cm). (4) XCVIII 265 S.; XII S. Mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen und 72 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Halblederband um 1920. Einzige Ausgabe. "Einer der schönen französischen Pilzatlanten vom Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mit einem ausführlichen Kapitel zur Geschichte der Mykologie" (Volbracht). Mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen von 229 Pilzsorten, jeweils mit Angabe, wer sie wo erstmals beschrieben hat. - Die hübschen Abbildungen wurden von A. Lefèvre nach Vorlagen von C. Richon lithographiert. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Einband minimal berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt sauber und wohlerhalten. - Nissen BBI 1691; Volbracht 1753; Uellner 1447; Stafleu-Cowan 9176 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Badminton Library - Cricket. With contributions by A. Lang, W. G. Grace, R. A. G. Mitchell and F. Gale. With numerous engravings after Lucien Davis and from photographs.

      London Longmans Green and Co 1888 - First Trade edition, thick 8vo., xiii, [2], frontispiece, 429, [1] pp, 2 pages of advertisements, 10 further plates and numerous vignettes within the text, modern full green morocco, lettering-pieces and gilt cricketing devices to spine, original endpapers and all edges gilt, a fine copy. Every aspect of cricket is covered including the history of cricket, batting, bowling, captaincy, umpires, fielding, 'The Australians', a chapter by W. G. Grace titled 'Outfit' and much more. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CALCOLO GEOMETRICO secondo l'Ausdehnunglehre di H Grassman, preceduto dalle operazioni della logica deduttiva

      Fratelli Bocca Editore, Torino 1888 - In 8_, leg. mz. marocchino, piatti marmorizzati, nervi e tit. in oro al dorso, pp. X+170 (2). Lievi abrasioni al dorso, e minime agli ang. , fioriture alle carte e ai tagli, ordinate annotazioni a margine a matita; ben conservato.

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        Oeuvres de Fourier publiées par les soins de M. Gaston Darboux, sous les auspices du Ministère de l'Instruction Publique. Tome premier: Théorie analytique de la chaleur. [Tome second: Mémoires publiés dans Divers recueils]

      Gauthier-Villars et Fils, Paris 1888 - Demi toile de l'époque. Couvertures imprimeur d'origine conservées Deux volumes in quarto (264x210 mm), xxviii-563-(1 bl.) pages / frontispice, xii-(4)-636 pages La reliure, abîmée, a été recouverte d'un film transparent autocollant de protection. Première édition des oeuvres de Fourier. Le premier volume contient la Théorie analytique de la chaleur avec une page titre séparée (reproduction de l'édition de 1822). Le second volumes contients les différents articles de Fourier publiés dans les Mémoires de l'Académie, dans les Bulletins de la Société Philomatique et dans les Annales de chimie et de physique. Bibliotheca Mathematica [p. 118/119 : "The first volume contains Fourier's Théorie analytique de la chaleur with a separate title-page, reproducing that of the first edition of 1822 .The second volume contains Fourier's memoirs published in the Mémoires of the Academy, in the Bulletins de la Société philomatique and in the Annales de Chimie et de physique."] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary half cloth. Original printed wrappers retained Two 4to (264x210 mm), xxviii-563-(1 bl.) pages / frontispice, xii-(4)-636 pages Sticky back plastic covering the binding (worn). First edition of the works of Fourier Bibliotheca Mathematica [p. 118/119 : "The first volume contains Fourier's Théorie analytique de la chaleur with a separate title-page, reproducing that of the first edition of 1822 .The second volume contains Fourier's memoirs published in the Mémoires of the Academy, in the Bulletins de la Société philomatique and in the Annales de Chimie et de physique."] In quarto / 4to 4144g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens]
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        THEORETISCH-PRAKTISCHE ANWEISUNG ZUR AUSBILDUNG UNSERS KÖRPERS DURCH LEIBESÜBUNGEN oder Lehrbuch der gymnastischen Künste für Eltern und Erzieher jedes Standes mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Selbst- und Privaterziehung junger Leute beiderlei Geschlechts treu und auszugsweise nach J C F Guts-Muths (2. Ausgabe 1856)* & *ANLEITUNG ZUR EINRICHTUNG VON TURNANSTALTEN FÜR JEDES ALTER UND GESCHLECHT NEBST BESCHREIBUNG UND ABBILDUNG ALLER BEIM TURNEN GEBRÄUCHLICHEN GERÄTHE UND GERÜSTE MIT GENAUER ANGABE IHRER MAßE UND AUSTELLUNGSART von Wilhelm Angerstein (1863 und mit 35 lithographirten Tafeln)* & *DIE LEIBESÜBUNGEN - Eine Darstellung des Werdens und Wesens der Turnkunst in ihrer pädagogischen und culturhistorischen Bedeutung von Dr. Fr. U. Lange (1863)* & *BEMERKUNGEN ÜBER TURNUNTERRICHT und BEMERKUNGEN ÜBER TURNUNTERRICHT IN MÄDCHENSCHULEN von J C Lion(1888)*.

      367+262 (+Tafelanhang)+159+101 Seiten 8 HARDCOVER, Halbledereinband 4 Bände zusammen fremd in Halbleder eingebunden, Goldprägung auf dem Buchrücken, Seiten z.T. leicht stockfleckig und insgesamt leicht gebräunt, altersgemäß insgesamt SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND!

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        D. Joannis Justi Lanspergii Cartusiani. Opera omnia. Editio nova et emendata. (5 volumes).

      Monsterolii, Mariae de Pratis, 1888-1890. 5 vols. Half cloth hardcovers. xvi,734 pp., 646 pp., 642 pp., 646 pp., 500 pp.; 29x21 cm. Untrimmed edges. Latin text printed in 2 columns. (small tickets on spines, some stamps, sl. browned) Although very good set, see picture.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        November Boughs

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888, 1888. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY HORACE TRAUBEL. 1 vol., with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued), inscribed by Traubel on the front blank endeaf "To Mary & Joseph Tels, February Eighteen Hundred Ninety-Five, Traubel", Traubel was the literary executor and good friend of Whitman. Bound in the publisher's gilt stamped green cloth, top edge tinted red, others uncut and unopened as issued. Light general handling to binding, head and foot of spine fine, inner and outer hinges fine, no previous ownership markings or bookplate, overall VERY GOOD. "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 bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3).

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        Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen der k. und k. oesterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. Mit historischer Einleitung und beschreibendem Texte, nach authentischen Quellen bearbeitet.

      Wien, Anton Schroll, 1888.. Royal quarto (34.5x27 cm). Pp. 32. Plus 12 chromolithographic plates, each with facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth, front decorated in black, back decorated in blind, spine-ends trifle bumped, inner hinges slightly cracked; old institutional stamps and calligraphed shelf number to title-page, another stamp effaced with small repaired damage, stamp repeated at verso of each plate. In a very good condition, clean interior, fine plates. ~ First edition. Rare. Splendid plates with rich, dense colours and excellent gloss, beautifully heightened with gold. An authoritative manual on chromolithography in 1885 (Colour and Colour Printing, by W. D. Richmond) asserts the need for at least nine separate stones to achieve such richness, but in fact the number of stones used was often more than twenty. ~ Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Ohne Ort und Jahr (1888).

      - 2 Seiten, auf Doppelblatt. Ca. 12,9 x 10,2 cm. Wohl an seinen Kopisten wegen der Stimmen zu seiner Symphonischen Dichtung "Psyche". ". Voici ma Psyche . Il faudra de suite autographier les choeurs en partition, car c'est la premiere chose dont on aura besoin. - il faudra les avoir pour mardi car on repete mercredi ." Nadellöcher am Kopf, letzte Seite mit alter Montagespur.

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        The Book Of The Grayling Being A Description Of The Fish, And The Art Of Angling For Him, As Practised Chiefly In The Midlands And The North Of England

      Goodall And Suddick, Leeds 1888 - 64 pages, 1 page advs, 3 hand coloured plates, 1 being of flies, 1 winter worming tackle, frontis of "an October grayling", contents clean no browning or chipping, large paper edition, original publishers binding, gilt quotation from Izaak Walton to upper board, light rubbing to base of spine, a vg+ copy. The large paper edition the frontis of the grayling is a single sheet not folded as in the standard edition.

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        The Eruption of Krakatoa and Subsequent Phenomena.

      London; Harrison and Sons, 1888. - FIRST EDITION. Quarto. [2], xvi, 494 pp. Double-page chromolithograph frontispiece with tissue guard, taken from 6 crayon sketches made on November 26th 1883 by Mr W Ashcroft of Chelsea depicting the changing colour of the sky in London at sunset. 443 numbered plates of which 21 fold-out, plus figures in text. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind borders and decoration to boards. Primrose yellow endpapers. Spine and part of upper board heavily sunned. Bumped to upper corners with associated minor creasing to textblock; edges rubbed. Upper joints starting and two splits to lower joint, one approx 1-inch and the other very minor. A little scattered foxing and toning. Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society, recording the many effects of the violet eruption which peaked on 27th August 1883, killing more than 36,000 people and destroying most of the island and its archipelago. Seismic activity was reported for several months in one of the most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. Subsequent temperatures fell, weather patterns remained unsettled for several years with abnormally high rainfall in America, high winds, acid rain and spectacular sunsets as depicted in the frontispiece. This was naturally of great interest to the Royal Society and a Committee was formed to study the phenomenon and record the many reports received by them - this comprehensive work is the fruit of their labour. Scarce, especially so in the original publishers cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd ABA/ILAB/PBFA]
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        CALCOLO GEOMETRICO secondo l'Ausdehnunglehre di H Grassman, preceduto dalle operazioni della logica deduttiva

      Fratelli Bocca Editore, 1888. In 8_, leg. mz. marocchino, piatti marmorizzati, nervi e tit. in oro al dorso, pp. X+170 (2). Lievi abrasioni al dorso, e minime agli ang. , fioriture alle carte e ai tagli, ordinate annotazioni a margine a matita; ben conservato.

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        Deer-Stalking.

      Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1888. - Hardback in Fine red quarter leather binding and marbled endpapers, four raised bands to spine, gilt titles & top edge gilt, significant foxing to first few pages (see pictures) and slight foxing to edge of text block, otherwise in Fine and bright condition. Limited First edition of 250, pp xvii, 308, sepia and b&w photography as well as pen and ink drawings. A classic guide to deer stalking. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 2.5KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. VERY SCARCE TITLE. Counter Shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Merveilles biographiques et historiques ou Chroniques du Cheikh Abd-El-Rahman El Djabarti.

      Le Caire, Imprimerie Nationale, 1888 - 9 volimi In-8, pp. X, 334; 312; 278; 300, 238; 330; 432; 384; 336; mezza tela editoriale. Irrilevanti restauri all'occhiello o alla pagina finale delle concordance a 3 fogli. Ottimo esemplare. Invaluable as source for the early period of Muhammad 'Ali's reign. Probably the principal Egyptian source for1805-1820, because the fire in the Citadel in 1820 destroyed important documents. (Rivlin, The Agricultural Policy of Muhammad 'Ali in Egypt Cambridge, Mass., 1961 ) 1888/1896 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIbreria Antiquaria Baduel]
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        Nouveaux Contes Cruels [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-18 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin noir, couverture conservée, reliure signée de Franz, A la Librairie Illustrée, Paris, s.d. (1888), 150 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (table) Bon état (petit frott. au dos en tête, bon exemplaire par ailleurs) Vicaire, VII, 1092 Français

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        JACK THE GIANT KILLER

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, London 1888 - Doyle, Richard. JACK THE GIANT KILLER. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, [1888]. First facsimile edition. 4to - 8-1/4" x 9-15/16". Red cloth covered beveled boards with black printed decoration and lettering to upper cover with minute touches of wear at the extremities for what is a magnificent copy of the book. Flower motif endpapers with spotting to free endpapers. 48 pp. Publisher's introduction, tipped in between p. [2] and 3, notes that this is a facsimile edition of an 1842 manuscript written, drawn, coloured by Richard Doyle. Each page done in calligraphic text within a decorative border complete with little characters hanging on to it and a full color drawing. A bright, clean, fresh copy of a wonderful book. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        The Spanish Main; or, Thirty Days on the Caribbean

      Buffalo, NY: The Courier Company, 1888. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. The author's photographs, engraved by Miss Julia M. Hall. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY EDWARD T. HALL TO AUTHOR J.T. TROWBRIDGE on the front free endpaper. An exceptionally bright copy to boot of the 1888 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with brilliant gilt-titling and design at the front panel and spine. Clean and very well-preserved. Octavo, "illustrations from the author's photographs, engraved by Miss Julia M. Hall.

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        Imagerie d'Epinal (Album Images) (complete stories, 60 sheets)

      Pellerin for Humoristic Publishing Co. Kansas City Mo. USA, 1888. New. Various. Rare and very collectable FULL set of 60 hand-colored sheets. This is a very rare full set of 60 full page stories by various French artists. Printed and hand-coloured in France for the Humoristic Co Kansas City Mo. Printed on one side only. Unbound copies. Some sets were bound but none are known to have all 60 sheets. Minor tears at page edges but complete without major damage. A rare and very collectable FULL set of 60. Format: early comic strip on single hand-coloured sheets. 60 pages. Full Colour illustrations. 12" x 16" (300mm x 400mm).

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        Signed Photo

      Russian-born American composer and lyricist (1888-1989), Berlin was a prolific writer of over 1500 songs, and over a dozen each Broadway musicals and film scores - including the famous song "God Bless America". Gorgeous signed photo, 8 x 10 inches, shown in front of the piano, inscribed. Stamped on verso by photographer Vandamm, New York. Photo has some tape residues on the back, it is otherwise in excellent condition.

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        Nuevo Plano de Montevideo con el Trazado de los Boulevards

      A rare late 19th century chromolithograph city plan of Montevideo, Uruguay, published by Jaume Petit, showing French architect Norbert Maillart's proposed urban renewal plan for the city with Boulevard del Norte and Boulevard del Sud highlighted in red, centered around Montevideo Bay, depicting the city in great detail from the barrio of Atahualpa in the north down to modern-day Playa Ramirez in the south and from Barrio Castelar to Victoria, divided into 18 sections with each block numbered and locations throughout the city identified. Mounted upon original linen and folded. 8vo. folded, approx. 25-1/2 by 29 inches. Original green cloth portfolio cover. Some minor staining to covers and verso of linen not affecting map. Montevideo (Lit. Italo-Oriental for O. Basigaluz) n.d. (circa 1888). At the time of publication of this map, the developed portions of the city of Montevideo were limited to those areas enclosed by Boulevard General Artigas, although the map does depict some communities and farmland outside of the city. The Boulevards del Norte and del Sud were proposed by Maillart in the style of the great European-style boulevards such as the Champs-Elysees. Latin America was enamored with French culture at the end of the 19th century, and similar urban renovation projects were being undertaken in several other major cities including Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Montevideo was in the midst of an economic boom, but shortly thereafter a global economic collapse hit Uruguay, and particularly Montevideo, especially hard, and all plans for urban and civic development were halted. The Boulevard del Norte and Boulevard del Sud were never constructed, making this map a particularly rare example; as of November 2017, WorldCat does not show any listings for this title.

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        Lutherspiel zu Calbe a. / S. am 29. September, 2., 4. und 6. März 1888. Bilder aus Luthers Leben. Photographienalbum mit 5 Original-Photographien und handgemaltem Buchschmuck.

      Calbe (Saale), 1888. - 4to quer, (ca. 26,5x32,5 cm), 5 Albumin-Abzüge auf schwere Kartontafeln motntiert, verso farbig handgemalter Buchschmuck und kalligraphischer Text.Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Einbandtitel auf aufmontiertem reich ornamental verziertem Lederschnitt-Mittelfeld. Äußerst dekorativ und aufwendig gestaltetes Erinnerungs-Photoalbum eines Schauspielers über Luthers Leben, das 1888 in Calbe (Sachsen-Anhalt) aufgeführt wurde. Mit reich verziertem und aquarelliertem Buchschmuck, die verschiedenen Stationen Luthers darstellend, darunter in Gedichtform und ansprechender Kalligraphie teils in farbiger Tinte die photographischen Szenen beschreibend. Lediglich das 5. Blatt fragmentarisch vorhanden, ohne Text. Die Photos zeigen (Albuminabzüge) die Darsteller bei einer Aufführung in historischen Kostümen. Je unter Passepartout montiert. Der Text wurde von einem P. Hansen signiert, datiert 1890). Der Einband leicht berieben, Schließe fehlend, die Tafelränder leichter braunfleckig, die Abzüge etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cassell's Dore Gallery: containing Two Hundred and Fifty Beautiful Engravings, Selected from the dore bible, milton dantes inferno, dantes purgatorio and paraidos, atala, fontaine, fairy realm don quixote, baron munchausen croquemitaine, &c. &c. With the memoir of Dore, Critical Essay, and Descriptive etterpress

      Cassell, London 1888 - pp.xlvii,plates,152 (description of plates). Full red red morocco, elaborately tooled with gilt decorations on spine and front board with black and gold medallions set on four corners of the design with a medallion in the middle. This book was bound for the New Zealand and South Sea Exhibition 1889-1890. By Ferguson & Mitchell of Dunedin, at the time the only firm capable of doing such work in the southern hemisphere. The work was carried out by workman trained by Zanesdorf, under the supervision of J. Ingles Wright. aeg. A magnificent copy, unique with this exceptional New Zealand binding. (c.1888) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The ABC of Electricity.

      New York: Frank F. Lovell & Company, 1888 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title stamped in black to front cover. Front joint just coming away from top of text block but still firm, extremities a little worn, a few pale and dark marks to covers, pencil marginalia diagrams on p. 77. A very good copy. First edition, with a very early inscription by Thomas Edison on front free endpaper "Mr D. S. Hardin, With the compliments of Edison Lamp Co." Meadowcroft became the secretary of Thomas Edison in 1910, a position that he held until Edison's death in 1931. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ot Kiakhty na Istoki Zheltoi Reki, Issledovanie Severnoi Okrainy Tibeta i Put' cherez Lob-Nor po Basseinu Tarima. Chetvertoe Puteshestvie v Tsentralnoi Azii

      St. Petersburg: V.S. Balashev for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society,, 1888. [From Kyackta to the Sources of the Yellow River, Exploration of the Northern Frontier of Tibet and the Route through Lop Nor along the basin of the Tarim. The Fourth Experdition in the Central Asia]. Large octavo (273 × 197 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco-textured roan, matching cloth boards, title gilt direct to the spine, white moiré endpapers. 29 tissue-guarded photogravure plates and three folding colour lithographed maps at rear. Lightly restored on the spine and at the corners, slight spotting to the boards, contemporary ownership inscriptions in purple ink to the front free endpaper and title page, light browning, overall very good. First edition of the official account of Przhevalsky's fourth exploratory expedition into Central Asia, which set out from Kyakhta in Siberia in 1883 and "is often regarded as the most geographically significant" of his expeditions (Howgego). The party consisting of Przhevalsky, Lt. Roborovsky, Petr Kozlov and sixteen soldiers and Cossacks crossed the Gobi Desert to the eastern Tian Shan Mountains and Qinghai (Kokonor) Lake, turning back at the headwaters of the Yangtze River. The expedition then moved westwards to the "Wandering Lake" of Lop Nur, Hotan and lake Issyk Kul. The handsomely produced for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society the volume offers a highly detailed description accompanied by excellent photogravure plates, together with three maps showing the route of this fourth expedition as well as of the previous three. "Przhevalsky's expeditions, which preceded those of Sven Hedin and the host of later Europeans, had for the first time since Marco Polo and his successors defined the basic geography of Central Asia. It had visited places known only by rumour or report and had returned with a mass of meteorological, scientific and biological data. Przevalsky was honoured by Tsar Alexander III with promotion to major-general. He had discovered the wild population of Bactrian camels as well as what became known as Przhewalski's horse and Przhevalski's gazelle".

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        La guerre de Chypre et la bataille de Lépante (2 volumes)

      Paris - 1888 - ED. Plon, Paris - 1888, 2 volumes in-12, reliure demi-basane, dos à nerf, XLVI + 196 pages et 5 cartes dépliantes in fine pour le premier volume et 262 pages + 8 planches dépliantes (la première portant les N° 1 et 2) pour le second volume Edition originale. Excellent état. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Sylvain Paré]
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        The King of Folly Island and Other People [INSCRIBED]

      INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR:"L.L.D. with dear love from S.O.J."Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888Email baileybooksinfo@gmail.com for a technical description and photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

      [Bookseller: Kozuko Books]
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        Wessex Tales (Publisher's Presentation Copy)

      Macmillan, London 1888 - First Edition, two volumes, volume one stamped "With the Publisher's Compliments." A very good set with some wear, splitting and fraying at the edges of the spines, a bit of bubbling to the cloth (common with this book), previous owner's book plates on front pastedowns. A nice copy of a fragile book. Housed in a custom, compartmentalized clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alandian Books]
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        Ot Kiakhty na Istoki Zheltoi Reki, Issledovanie Severnoi Okrainy Tibeta i Put' cherez Lob-Nor po Basseinu Tarima. Chetvertoe Puteshestvie v Tsentralnoi Azii [From Kyackta to the Sources of the Yellow River, Exploration of the Northern Frontier of Tibet and the Route through Lop Nor along the basin of the Tarim. The Fourth Experdition in the Central Asia].

      St. Petersburg: V.S. Balashev for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, 1888 - Large octavo (273 × 197 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco-textured roan, matching cloth boards, title gilt direct to the spine, white moiré endpapers. Lightly restored on the spine and at the corners, slight spotting to the boards, contemporary ownership inscriptions in purple ink to the front free endpaper and title page, light browning, overall very good. 29 tissue-guarded photogravure plates and three folding colour lithographed maps at rear. First edition of the official account of Przhevalsky's fourth exploratory expedition into Central Asia, which set out from Kyakhta in Siberia in 1883 and "is often regarded as the most geographically significant" of his expeditions (Howgego). The party consisting of Przhevalsky, Lt. Roborovsky, Petr Kozlov and sixteen soldiers and Cossacks crossed the Gobi Desert to the eastern Tian Shan Mountains and Qinghai (Kokonor) Lake, turning back at the headwaters of the Yangtze River. The expedition then moved westwards to the "Wandering Lake" of Lop Nur, Hotan and lake Issyk Kul. The handsomely produced for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society the volume offers a highly detailed description accompanied by excellent photogravure plates, together with three maps showing the route of this fourth expedition as well as of the previous three. "Przhevalsky's expeditions, which preceded those of Sven Hedin and the host of later Europeans, had for the first time since Marco Polo and his successors defined the basic geography of Central Asia. It had visited places known only by rumour or report and had returned with a mass of meteorological, scientific and biological data. Przevalsky was honoured by Tsar Alexander III with promotion to major-general. He had discovered the wild population of Bactrian camels as well as what became known as Przhewalski's horse and Przhevalski's gazelle". Howgego IV, P58; Yakushi P127 for the first German edition, In das Land der Wilden Kamele (1954), and the Japanese edition of 1967. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Atlas of the City of Boston: City Proper (Vol. I & II)

      G.W. Bromley & Co, Philadelphia 1888 - Boston proper maps in two volumes drawn from actual surveys, pubished in 1888. Scale 50 feet to 1 inch. Engraved by Rudolph Spiel. Volume I with 31 plates. Volume II with 74 plates. Original cloth binding is solid with the first page of Volume I loose. Maps are in very good condition with occasional soiling and small tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sekkes Consultants]
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        Die Krippe - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen 1888 Klappbilderbuch

      Esslingen, Schreiber, J.F., um, 1888. 3 Klappseiten 34,5 x 28 cm, Farbig illustrierter Originalhalbleinwandband mit montiertem Titelblatt ( die Ecken bestoßen) sehr schön ausstaffierte Krippenszene m. zahlr. Figuren auf 4 hintereinander angeordneten Ebenen. Gestalt. von P.H.Wagner. Papierkrippe, Klappbilderbuch ( ausgefaltet ca. 34 x 60 x 24 cm ). Im Mittelfeld die Heilige Familie mit den Hirten und Esel u. Schafen. Die beiden Seitenteile perspektivisch angeschrägt, linker Seitenflügel lose dabei, die Papplaschen einiger Figuren gelöst, teilweise geringe Einrisse, insgesammt ein schönes farbfrisches Exemplar was vom Fachmann mit geringem Aufwand noch restauriert werden könnte. Weitere Bilder gerne auf Anfrage Versand D: 7,40 EUR

      [Bookseller: Allgäuer Online Antiquariat]
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        DE TIB.CLAUDI DONATI IN AENEIDA COMMENTARIO DISSERTATIO INAUGURALIS QUAM AMPLISSIMI PHILOSOPHORUM IENENSIUM ORDINIS

      TYPIS G.NEUENHAHNI, IENAE 1888 - LATINO Copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con traccia di umidità e con piccoli strappetti ai bordi posteriori, pagine leggermente ed uniformemente brunite causa tempo, alcune libere dalla legatura

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Madame Chrysanthème dessins et aquarelles de Rossi et Myrbach, gravures de Guillaume frères.

      Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1888, in 8°, de 4ff. 328pp. 2ff., ill. de nbr. dessins de Rossi et Myrbach dont certains en couleur, pl. veau glacé époque, plats orné d'un motif floral ciselé en relief et peint en différents tons, t. dor., large encadrement de dentelle int., gardes en soie avec motif oriental fleuri en vert sur fond noir, couv. ill. coul. cons., Bel exemplaire auquel est joint un billet autographe de la main de Pierre Loti signé de ses initiales P.L. : " éveillé par un cri de corbeau, je me suis tourné vers le ciel, mais sans apercevoir le triste chanteur, et la lune seule m'est apparue. " Edition originale et première édition illustrée. ¶ Vicaire V.406. Recherché.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen. Sechster Band.

      Leipzig. Verlag von E. W. Fritzsch. 1888. zweite Auflage. Ohlwd. mit Rückentitel. kl. 8°. 283 S. einige Farbanstreichungen. leicht braunfleckig. gutes Ex. Inhalt: Der Ring des Nibelungen. Epilogischer Bericht. u.a.m.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Game of Golf

      Andrew Eliot, [Edinburgh] 1888 - First edition. Drawings by John Smart. 12mo. [40]pp. Illustrated. Original stitched illustrated wrappers. Spine professionally reinforced, chipping at the corners of the wrappers, some foxing on wrappers and first and last leaf, a good and sound copy. Donovan and Murdoch 540 (listing only the later 1893 edition). A rebacked copy sold at auction in 2010 for $10,800. OCLC locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Wessex Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1888. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. 2 volumes, octavo (181 x 120 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, gilt decoration to spines, covers ruled in gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges trimmed, others uncut. Bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest to front pastedowns. A little wear to tips, touch of rubbing to extremities, couple of small ink splashes to fore edges, text unaffected. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. An attractively bound copy of this collection of five stories, which were previously published in serial form.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Wessex Tales Strange, Lively and Commonplace Two Volumes RARE FIRST EDITION Bound by ROOT & SON

      London, Macmillan & Co., 1888 first edition. Two volumes. Size approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, light marooon cloth boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spines. Gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and nicked, edges of spines rubbed and chipped at top end of vol.1. Front hinges slightly cracked. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Both endpapers have owners labels "Mary Landon Baker", also with original binders stamps to corners "Bound by Root & Son." Text clean and bright, pages all very clean ands tight throughout. An excellent copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 247 + 212pp. The First Edition. One of 750 copies printed, of which only 634 were bound to comprise the First Edition. All Points of Issue present in this copy as per Purdy-p.58; Sadleir-1119.

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        Souvenir of San Franzisco Cal.

      Artist: Heininger CP (d) ; issued in: San Franzisco; date: (d)1888 - - technic: Chromo Lithography; - colorit:; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 19,5 x 14,5; - description: Depiction of the city of San Franzisco with 1 total view and 73 partly views on 23 pages.With extra booklet a retroperspective of the city in engish language

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        A History of the Birds of New Zealand (Volume II ONLY of Two Volume Set)

      London: Self Published, 1888 359 pages, plus 25 of 26 plates, 23 of which are hand colored after John G. Keulemans. All edges are gilded and plates are tissue guarded. Covers are worn, and top board is detached. Spine covers are deteriorated. Light to moderate foxing on first and last few leaves. Lacking plate XXV (New-Zealand Dottrel / Banded Dottrel). Tissue guards are torn, but mostly in place. Plates are just a little darkened along edges, though are otherwise bright, clean, and intact. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . Second Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John J. Keulemans. sm folio.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        NOVEMBER BOUGHS [signed by J.H. Johnston]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. [no edition stated]. Octavo (9.75x6.5x0.75"), G/no dj, dark green spine w/ gilt text. Signed/inscribed by J. H. Johnston to Herbert N. Casson (presumably the noted journalist); John H. Johnston was a New York jeweler who was a friend and benefactor of Whitman in the last 15 years of Whitman's life. Book is shelfworn; boards rubbed w/ bumping/cloth-fraying at corners & spine ends; long 0.5" scuff to rear board. Water-wrinkling/staining to 3.5x2.5" spot on rear board, and along top 1.5" of front board & text block. Front hinge cracked & rear hinge starting. Text block age-toned w/ minor foxing to endpapers, first & last several pgs, and text block edges; 1.5" tear to front endpaper. Inscription reads, "Herbert N. Casson/with best wishes/of his/loving Camarade [?]/J. H. Johnston/1905" Consignment - WH. Shelved in Case 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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