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        Le Costume Historique...Types principaux du vetement et de la parure rapproches de ceux de l'interieur de l'habitation dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples, avec de nombreux details sur le mobilier, les armes, les objets usuels, les moyens de transport, etc.

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888. hardcover. With 500 illustrations, including 300 chromolithograph plates and 200 "en camaieu". 6 volumes. Short oblong 4to, handsomely bound in 3/4 red morocco over mottled boards (light rubbing to boards, some hinges neatly reinforced some weakening slightly, ornate gilt-stamped spines, top edges gilt, previous owner's name on preliminary pages, chipping to lower corner of some front free endpapers, all else excellent internally. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888 A splendid survey of the costume of all nations and periods, with some treatment of hair-styles, jewelry, period furnishings, etc. Contains bibliography and extensive glossary. Arntzen/Rainwater P99; Chamberlin 1681.

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        Der Schimmelreiter. Novelle.

      Berlin, Paetel 1888. - Illustr., roter OLn. VIII, 222 S., 1 Bl. 8°. Einband stellenweise etwas berieben u. bestoßen sowie etwas fleckig. Buchblock gering schiefgelesen. Zeitgen. Besitzeintrag auf vorder. freien Vorsatzblatt und ein weiterer von 1914 verso. Letztes Blatt gering stockfl. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar. Teitge 1017. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D. D. Home His Life and Mission

      Trubner and Co , 1888. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition Rare Frontispiece with watermark Daniel Dunglas Home was a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will. Condition: Some bumping with lightly faded spine.Pages are clean with foxing to the fore edge and to edge. There is a plain owners label on the front pastedown.

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        Le Costume Historique...Types principaux du vetement et de la parure rapproches de ceux de l'interieur de l'habitation dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples, avec de nombreux details sur le mobilier, les armes, les objets usuels, les moyens de transport, etc.

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888. hardcover. With 500 illustrations, including 300 chromolithograph plates and 200 "en camaieu". 6 volumes. Short oblong 4to, handsomely bound in 3/4 red morocco over mottled boards (light rubbing to boards, some hinges neatly reinforced some weakening slightly, ornate gilt-stamped spines, top edges gilt, previous owner's name on preliminary pages, chipping to lower corner of some front free endpapers, all else excellent internally. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1888 A splendid survey of the costume of all nations and periods, with some treatment of hair-styles, jewelry, period furnishings, etc. Contains bibliography and extensive glossary. Arntzen/Rainwater P99; Chamberlin 1681.

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        Plain Tales from the Hills. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue.

      Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1888 Half title, 32pp cata. (Dec. 1887). Orig. olive cloth, illus. & lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to extremities otherwise a v.g. crisp copy.Stewart pp 28-40, binding 2; Martindell 17; pagination misplaced in gutter on p.192; the first issue was published with 24 rather than 32 pages of advertisements. The first English and American Editions were published in 1890. The preface states that 28 (of the 40 short stories) appeared originally in the Civil and Military Gazette; Stewart notes that 32 had appeared in that publication, 29 in the series entitled Plain Tales from the Hills with the remaining 8 tales 'more or less new'.

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        THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.

      London, 1888. 9 x 11. 6-page intro & list of contributors + 367 leaves of specimens. Some of these are larger, foldout specimens. Two of the specimens are adhered to each other. The specimens are printed on papers of every color and style, from thin tissue to heavy clay-coated stock. A few papers foxed over the years. Some soft, colored papers are faded or tanned in the margins. Publisher's three-part vellum laced with cat gut and parchment sides, titled in gold on spine and upper cover. The binding and protruding deckle edges are darkened with the type of soil associated with an old letterpress shop. Over all condition is very good specimens in good binding. Volume IX may represent the height of the Specimen Exchange. There is a wealth of extraordinary German printing, from printers and from type foundries. Most of Europe is represented, along with china. Artistic, color, & metallic printing abound. The 6 specimens from Haight & Dudley in Poughkeepsie are particularly stunning.

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        The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

      John Murray, London 1888 - This is a Good condition hard cvoer with no dust jacket. The cover has rubbed, scuffed edges and is frayed at the head and yail-side edges of the back-strip and at the bumped fore-edge corners.There's a previous owner's name on the front endpaper; and this page has smudges. Cracked at the hinge at the rear endpapers, but everything holds just fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pierre et Jean

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copies after 5 on Japan paperHalf black morocco Bradel binding by Alfred Farez (active from 1909 to 1930), gilt date at foot of spine, marbled pastedowns and endpapersA fine copy in a handsome binding. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 12,5x19,5cm relié

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        Mondaine

      First edition on ordinary paper.Marbled paper Bradel binding, blue morocco title label with gilt fillets, an elegant pastiche binding byThomas Boichot.Rare and handsome autograph inscription from the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, son dévoué confrere [to Guy de Maupassant , his devoted colleague]."Light scattered spotting. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        Mensonges

      First edition on ordinary paper, with no mention of large paper copies. Elegant pastiche marbled paper Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot, brown morocco title label, covers preserved. Handsome autograph inscription signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, son ami [For Guy de Maupassant, his friend]."Occasional light spotting, a small angular lack to half-title. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        Société Nationale De Sauvetage. Fête Annuelle, Compte-Rendu, Allocutions & Discours, Bulletins de l'Année 1888 à 1892

      1888-1892, La Fère 1888 - In-8, 5 Bulletins de la Deuxième Fête Annuelle donnée à la Sorbonne le 14 Octobre 1888 à la Sixième Fête Annuelle reliés à la suite, 31pp-48pp-135pp-123pp-143pp, couvertures conservées pour la plupart des bulletins, reliure demi-basane bleue nuit, dos à quatre faux-nerfs et titré - Source intarisable d'informations, Nécrologie, Lauréats, Décorations, Documents Divers sur La Société De Sauvetage, rapports sur les belles actions de la société, Constitution du bureau directeur, liste des matricules des pupilles, avec leur nom et prénom, leur domicile et leur âge, leur profession, dans le bulletin de 1891 le compte-rendu de l'installation de la Section "La Courageuse" de Romilly-Sur-Seine, dans le bulletin de 1892 le compte-rendu de l'installation de la section de Nogent-Sur-Marne, Le Perreux Et Bry Et de la réception de la société de sauvetage en Belgique, Aussi nous n'oublions pas qu'un bel et long envoi du Président Fondateur A. Caron adressé à Monsieur Dufayel bienfaiteur de la société nationale de sauvetage habille notre première page de garde - qq frottés au dos, qq rousseur sur tranches, sinon bel exemplaire

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        Jeanne d'Arc

      Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1888. First edition thus. Ten etchings after Bida. 4to. Publisher's deluxe binding, full maroon morocco, covers stamped with large gilt plaque, with colored onlays at corners, spine similarly decorated in gilt and colored onlays, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. The binding fine and bright, with just the slightest rubbing to extremities, some foxing to text and plates. First edition thus. Ten etchings after Bida. 4to. Provenance: Robin de Beaumont (booklabel)

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        Le Pierrot

      Originale.Collection almost complete edition of this rare literary satirical newspaper run by Adolphe Willette and illustrated. 49 issues of the July 6, 1888 to September 20, 1889 51 (last two missing) .Each composed of two sheets folio, illustrated on the front page of a lithograph of A. Willette and some numbers, caricatures third page.Ayant to editor Emile Goudeau, the newspaper announced the publication on Friday (which was not always the case) includes poems, advertisements, small but its new value lies in the illustrations done exclusively by Willette.Quelques foxing and small tears curbs without affecting the text or the image.Adolphe Willette is inseparable from the Montmartre district which he decorated many taverns, bars and the famous Moulin Rouge. First of all painter, he exhibited at the Black Cat after participating in its creation. Subsequently he worked for many newspapers as Laughter plate or butter before founding the Pierrot. Controversial figure, he presented himself as anti-Semitic parliamentary candidate in 1889 in Paris. He was the first president of the Republic of Montmartre, philanthropic association to help local children. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paris 1888 et 1889 29x40cm en feuilles

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        La folie chez les enfants.

      Paris, Baillière, 1888. ____ Première édition. C'est le premier ouvrage important consacré à la psychopathologie infantile. "Oui, l'enfant peut être atteint de folie, et cette affection présente dans le jeune âge les mêmes caractères généraux que l'on observe chez l'adulte. (...) Il n'existe, à notre connaissance du moins, aucun travail d'ensemble sur ce sujet." (préface de l'auteur.) Alors que la plupart des ouvrages de Moreau de Tours ont été tirés à un grand nombre d'exemplaires et sont aujourd'hui communs sur le marché, celui-ci est curieusement très rare. La reliure est simple, sans élégance. *****. In-12. Collation : (4), 444 pp. Demi-toile rouge. (Cartonnage moderne.).

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        Hector Berlioz; sa vie et ses oeuvres ouvrage orne de quatorze lithographies originales par M. Fantin-Latour de Douze Portraits de Hector Berlioz de trois planches hors texte et de 122 gravures, scenes theatrales, caricatures, portraits d'artistes, autographes, etc....

      Paris: La Librairie de L'Art, 1888. Folio. Half dark red morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments with titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title printed in red and black), 1f. (dedication to Ernest Reyer) [vii]-xvi, 386, [i] (publisher's advertisement), [i] (publisher's device). xvi, 386, [ii] + 1 double-page plate, 2 engravings and fourteen full-page lithographs by Fantin-Latour, each preceded by a tissue-guard with printed titling, as follows: "Vérité" (frontispiece) Tuba Mirum Spargens Sonum Symphonie Fantastique Un Bal Lélio La Harpe éolienne Harold en Italie Dans les montagnes Benvenuto Cellini Acte III La Fonte du Persée Roméo et Juliette Confidence à la nuit La Damnation de Faust Apparition de Marguerite Sara la Baigneuse L'Enfance du Christ Le Repos de la Sainte Famille Béatrice et Bénédict Acte I Nocturne La Prise de Troie Acte III Apparition d'Hector Les Troyens a Carthage Acte III Duo d'amour Apothéose Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; joints splitting. Scattered foxing, light to moderate, throughout; some tissue guards slightly worn and with small tears. Lithographs in very good condition with generally only minimal foxing to margins. First Edition. "[Berlioz] stands as the leading musician of his age in a country--France--whose principal artistic endeavour was then literary, and in an art--music--whose principal pioneers were then German. In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance, to which he gave his full exertions as composer, critic and conductor. And though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a highly acclaimed French painter and lithographer; his works exhibit a Romanticism which found expression in his representations of the music of both Berlioz and Wagner. He is represented in the Louvre and in other major museum collections....

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        The Aldine History of Queensland, Illustrated: embracing sketches and portraits of her noted people; the rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and illustrations of her boundless wealth, together with maps of latest survey.

      Sydney: Aldine Publishing Co. 1888. Two volumes, thick quarto with black & white frontispiece, numerous chromo-lithographed plates and maps; half-bound in original roan, all edges gilt, A patriotic celebration of early Australian life and progress, published in response to the perceived "need of a history for popular use" and to commemorate the Australian centenary of white settlement. The Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales was published in the same year; the Aldine History of South Australia in 1889.This handsome copy is complete with many coloured plates of fauna and flora, each page of text is bordered by red lines. It contains two double-page maps, and is described by the author as being "... purely Australian in all its mechanical and artistic excellencies" Hinges and spine chipping, some minor spotting on preliminary leaves else good.

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        Autograph quotation signed. Eisenach, 16. VII. 1888.

      1888. Large 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. "The greatest satisfaction lies in striving, not in achieving". - Includes a contemporarily addressed envelope "Villard-Hilgard".

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        L'amiral Baudin.

      Paris: Librairie Plon, 1888. Small octavo, with seven folding maps; in the original printed pale blue wrappers. First edition: a very scarce publication, by a French naval officer who sailed with the D'Entrecasteaux expedition in the 1790s.Admiral Charles Baudin played a role in the history of both Texas and Mexico: in 1838 he was sent by the government of King Louis Philippe in command of a blockading squadron to Mexico, 'accompanied by the king's third son, Prince Joinville. During the siege, known in Mexican history as the "Pastry War," all of the French provisions (including drinking water) were shipped from Havana.'President Mirabeau B. Lamar sent Col. Barnard E. Bee to Veracruz to obtain Mexican recognition of Texas independence, but the Mexicans refused to see Bee, who consulted with Baudin and Joinville. Through the blockade of Veracruz, by engaging the military and depriving Mexico of import duties, its principal source of revenue, France impeded Mexico's attempts to reconquer its rebellious northeastern province, Texas, and avenge the Mexican defeat at the battle of San Jacinto. When negotiations failed to satisfy France's complaints, Baudin's squadron leveled the supposedly impregnable citadel of San Juan de Ullóa on November 27, 1838, earning Baudin international fame as the "hero of San Juan de Ullóa." During the bombardment of the citadel, Baudin's forces further disabled the Mexican army by capturing Gen. Mariano Arista (a future president) and wounding Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna, whose leg had to be amputated. The Duke of Wellington proclaimed this victory to be the only known instance in history of a regularly fortified citadel's being taken solely by naval force. Accounts vary regarding the ultimate success of the mission, however, because Mexico expelled the French soon after Baudin's departure for Texas, where he became an honorary Galvestonian in May 1839... 'The role of Baudin in Texas history has been compared to that of the Marquis de Lafayette in the American Revolution, because Baudin and Lafayette personified France's aid to the young republics during their struggles for independence. After a distinguished career Baudin was promoted to admiral by Napoleon III only days before his death, on June 7, 1854.' (The Handbook of Texas, online version). A fine copy.

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

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

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        Auld Licht Idylls (Cosway Style Binding) Edited by Viuola Meynell

      London, Hodder and Stoughton 1888. FIRST EDITION. in Cosway-style binding, with autograph letter from the author tipped in. 8vo, 2pp ads. Exquisitely bound in full blue levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with Cosway style glazed miniature watercolour of author to doublure, cloth endpapers trimmed in gilt, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with floral corner devices, red onlays, a.e.g., original cloth preserved at rear. A superb example of the bookbinder's art. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005. BBA sale 634 [Literature].

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        Calcolo Geometrico secondo l'Ausdehnungslehre di H. Grassmann. Preceduto dalle Operazioni della logica deduttiva.

      Turin: Bocca Brothers, 1888. First edition, rare. "Calcolo Geometrico, G. Peano's first publication in mathematical logic, is a model of expository writing, with a significant impact on 20th century mathematics" (Kannenberg). It may be regarded (in part) as a preliminary version of his more famous work Arithmetices Principia, published in the following year. "Peano's first publication in logic was a twenty-page preliminary section on the operations of deductive logic in Calcolo Geometrico secondo l'Ausdehnungslehre di H. Grassmann (1888)" (DSB). "Peano had [in Calcolo Geometrico] used the logic of Boole and Schröder in mathematical investigations and introduced into it a number of innovations that marked a definite advance upon the work of his predecessors: for instance, the use of different signs for logical and mathematical operations, and a distinction between categorical and conditional propositions that was to lead him to quantification theory" (van Heijenoort, p. 83). The remainder of the work is a development of Hermann Grassmann's Ausdehnungslehre, first published in 1844, which had introduced a novel algebra of geometrical quantities which pre-figures modern vector algebra. Peano's exposition is not only a model of clarity, in contract to Grassmann's which was notoriously obscure, but he also followed a more axiomatic style than had Grassmann. "In Chapter IX, with the innocent-sounding title "Transformations of a linear system," one finds the crown jewel of the book: Peano's axiom system for a vector space, the first-ever presentation of a set of such axioms. The very wording of the axioms (which Peano calls "definitions") has a remarkably modern ring, almost like a modern introduction to linear algebra. Peano also presents the basic calculus of set operation, introducing the notation for 'intersection,' 'union,' and 'element of,' many years before it was accepted" (Kannenberg). COPAC lists copies at BL, Cambridge, Oxford and Mathematical Association only; no copies listed on ABPC/RBH.   "The (unnumbered) chapter on the 'operations of deductive logic' that opens the book is Peano's first publication in mathematical logic. It is based on his study of E. Schröder, G. Boole, C. S. Peirce, and others. Although he says that "several of the notations introduced here are used in the geometrical calculus," this part of the book actually has very little connection with what follows. His interest seems to be prompted by the analogy with the operations of algebra and geometrical calculus that is presented by the operations of mathematical logic. He says: "Deductive logic, which belongs to the mathematical sciences, has made little progress up to now ... The few questions treated in this introduction constitute an organic whole, that can serve in many kinds of research"" (Kennedy, p. 21).   In this preliminary chapter on logic, Peano develops first a calculus of classes and introduces the modern symbols for union and intersection of sets, as well as symbols which have now been superseded for the empty set, the complement of a set, and set inclusion. He then develops a parallel calculus of propositions using some of the same symbols. For example, conjunction and alternation are represented by the symbols for intersection and union. Peano's primary concern seems to be to show that the propositions of logic can be treated in an algebraic fashion.   "This publication gives only a hint of Peano's future development of mathematical logic ... But his own systematic development of logic will begin almost immediately, with the introduction of new symbols (several used here are abandoned) and new concepts. Noteworthy here, however, is his recognition of an equivalence between the calculus of classes and the calculus of propositions.   "The main part of the book, the geometrical calculus, is, by contrast, a polished work ... Peano made no claim to originality for the ideas contained in it, but there can be no doubt that the extreme clarity of his presentation, in contrast with the notorious difficulty of reading Grassmann's work, helped to spread Grassmann's ideas and make them more popular ... The preface (dated 1 February 1888) begins: "The geometrical calculus, in general, consists of a system of operations to be carried out on geometrical entities, analogous to those of algebra for numbers. It permits the expression by formulas of results of geometrical constructions, the representation by equations of geometrical propositions, and the substitution of the transformation of equations for proofs. The geometrical calculus presents an analogy with analytic geometry; it differs from it in this, that while in analytic geometry calculations are made on the numbers that determine the geometrical entities, in this new science the calculations are made on those very entities" ...   "Although it seems to have aroused no attention at the time, one of the most remarkable features of this book historically is that here, for the first time, is presented [at the beginning of Chapter 9] axioms for a vector space ... Peano then gives several examples of these 'linear systems' (vector spaces) of various finite dimensions, mentioning the possibility of an infinite dimensional vector space. In the 'Applications' at the end of the chapter he gives as an example of an infinite-dimensional vector space the set of algebraic entire functions of all degrees" (Kennedy, pp. 21-24).   Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932) "became a lecturer of infinitesimal calculus at the University of Turin in 1884 and a professor in 1890. He also held the post of professor at the Academia Militare in Turin from 1886 to 1901. Peano made several important discoveries, including a continuous mapping of a line onto every point of a square, that were highly counterintuitive and convinced him that mathematics should be developed formally if mistakes were to be avoided. His Formulaire de mathématiques (Italian Formulario mathematico, "Mathematical Formulary"), published from 1894 to 1908 with collaborators, was intended to develop mathematics in its entirety from its fundamental postulates, using Peano's logical notation and his simplified international language... Peano is also known as the creator of Latino sine Flexione, an artificial language later called Interlingua. Based on a synthesis of Latin, French, German, and English vocabularies, with a greatly simplified grammar, Interlingua was intended for use as an international auxiliary language. Peano compiled a Vocabulario de Interlingua (1915) and was for a time president of the Academia pro Interlingua" (Britannica). DSB X: 442; Kannenberg, Introduction to the English translation, Geometric Calculus - According to the Ausdehnungslehre of H. Grassmann, 2000; Kennedy, Peano: Life and Work of Giuseppe Peano, 1980; Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931. 8vo (237 x 156 mm), pp. x, [ii], 170, [2]. Contemporary half cloth, manuscript title label to spine, a very fine and clean copy.

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        Album of watercolours and pencil drawings from the voyage of HMS Myrmidon to Australia and South-East Asia.

      at sea: 1886-, 1888. Oblong quarto artist's sketchbook (18.5 x 25.5 cm.), 32 leaves in total with 25 watercolours (one double-page) and 13 pencil drawings, most of the sketches captioned, pencil map on exercise book page loosely inserted; in the original binding of quarter sheep over pebble-grained boardsd. A charming and accomplished album of amateur watercolours and pencil sketches made by Walter Spinks, a sailor on board HMS Myrmidon, en route from England to the Australia Station via the Middle East in 1886-1888. HMS Myrmidon was launched in 1867 as a specially-designed survey vessel. In 1884, while serving in the Red Sea, the vessel was involved in fighting in the Mahdist War (sometimes known as the Anglo-Sudan War), and several of the watercolours in this album dramatically depict the fighting. In 1885 Myrmidon was appointed to the Australia Station to undertake hydrographic studies of the coasts of Timor, northern Australia, along the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea, and also in Bass Strait. Hoskyn Islands in the southern Great Barrier Reef were named after the ship's Commander, Admiralty Hydrographer Richard Frazer Hoskyn (d. 1892). Myrmidon was sold in Hong Kong in 1889.Several of the Spinks views are dramatic renderings of events in the Middle East, notably two watercolours illustrating night attacks in Suakin and another showing the arrival of sailors and a machine gun to protect the town (the Mahdi's revolt in 1885 resulted in the siege which led to the death of General Gordon). There is also a stunning double-page view of the British assault on Alexandria on 11 July 1882.The bulk of the album is a chronological catalogue of ports visited and ships encountered while sailing to and working on the Australia Station, making it a fascinating document of life on board a survey vessel in south-east Asia and Australia. The illustrations notably include scenes of Batavia, Timor, Darwin, Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne. A particularly striking scene shows the collision between Myrmidon and HMS Tyne on 25 April 1887 off Wilson's Promontory.We know slightly more than we might otherwise about Spinks because he was listed as a deserter in the New South Wales Police Gazette (24 March 1886), with the following description: "SPINKS, Walter. HMS Myrmidon. Deserter, at Melbourne, on the 10th instant. Painter, 2nd class, two badges, 30yrs, 5'5½", fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes." On the Myrmidon in Australia see a rather good article and accompanying illustration in the Illustrated Sydney News for 21 November 1885. Three men were lost in a nasty accident in July 1886 when they became entangled in the anchor ropes and were drowned.The views are as follows:Sheerness, watercolour;Bay of Biscay, watercolour;"Giberalter", watercolour;Malta, watercolour;Alexandria, watercolour;Port Said, watercolour;Suez, watercolour;Deadless Lighthouse, watercolour;Saukim [in harbour with four other named ships], watercolour;Sailors landing in Saukim with machine gun to protect the Town, pencil;Night attack, watercolour;[Sketch of shield & spears], verso of preceding, pencil;[Untitled: night time attack] black ink, watercolour washMassowah, watercolour;Fight with a Slaver, verso of preceding, pencil;Aden, watercolour;Colombo, watercolour;Singapore, watercolour;Batavia, watercolour;Sourabaya, watercolour;Flores Passage, watercolour;Wetta, watercolour;Timor, watercolour;[Untitled: horse & rider surrounded by locals, apparently Australian Aborigines, with weapons], pencil;Port Darwin, watercolour;Townsville, watercolour;HMS Rapid, pencil;Farm Cove, Sydney, watercolour;HMS Iris, pencil;Oberon Bay, pencil;Port Melbourne, pencil;Franklin Island, pencil;Day Dreams [portrait of woman with floral border, Spinks' wife or girlfriend?], watercolour;HMS Myrmidon & Tyne in collision off Wilsons Promontory April 25 1887, pencil;HMS Myrmidon, pencil;[Untitled: Myrmidon in rough seas], pencil;The Bombardment of Alexandria by the British Fleet, July 11 1882 [double-page], watercolour;Her Majesty the Queen, watercolour;World map on loose leaf, pencil. Boards worn, rather stained and worn but generally sound and very good.

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        Libro Primero de Cabildos de Lima

      Lima: Republica Peruana, 1888. 3 parts: xxviii+445 pages with engraved color title, portrait and facsimile plates of original documents. 426 pages with engraved colored coats of arms, facsimile manuscript productions, family trees, maps and appendices. 220 pages with tables and engraved coat of arms plates. With collaboration by Pablo Patro and Nicanor Bolona. Signed by the author on the dedication page of volume one and the page following the Pizzaro plate of volume two. First edition.The Castilian cabildo has some similarities to the ancient Roman municipium and civitas—especially in the use of plural administrative officers and its control of the surrounding countryside, the territorium — but its evolution is a uniquely medieval development. With the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the establishment of the Visigothic Kingdom, the ancient municipal government disappeared. In many areas, seeking to escape from the political instability around them, people entrusted themselves to large landholders, exchanging their service for the landholder's protection, in a process that ultimately led to feudalism. In areas where the old territoria survived, the Visigothic kings appointed a single officer, called either a comes or a iudice to replace the defunct municipia or civitates. After the Muslim conquest, the new rulers also appointed various judicial officers to manage the affairs of the cities. Qadis heard any cases that fell under the purview of Sharia law and sahib oversaw the administration of the various other areas of urban life, such as the markets and the public order. The cabildo proper began its slow evolution in the process of the Reconquista. As fortified areas grew into urban centers or older cities were incorporated into the expanding Christian kingdoms of Portugal, León and Castile, kings (and sometimes local lords) granted the cities various levels of self-rule and unique sets of laws (the fueros) and made them the administrative center of a large teminus or alfoz, which was analogous to the ancient territorium. In general, municipal governments often consisted of a council (consejo) open to all the property-owning adult males of the city and a nobleman appointed to represent the king and organize the defense of the city and terminus. By the 13th century, these open councils proved unwieldy and were replaced by a smaller body, the cabildo or ayuntamiento consisting of set number of regidores (usually twenty-four in the largest cities) elected by the property owners in the city. These new bodies took their permanent form by the end of the 14th century. As part of the same process, a municipal council (the consell) with different attributes and composition also evolved in the neighboring Kingdom of Aragon during this period. In theory, every municipality in the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Philippines had a cabildo. Municipalities were not just the cities but included the surrounding lands. All lands were ultimately assigned to a municipality. Usually the cabildo made local laws and reported to the presidente (president) of the audiencia, who in turn reported to the viceroy. The cabildo had judicial, legislative and administrative duties. For this reason it was often addressed with the formula, Consejo, Justicia y Regimiento (Council, Justice and Government). The cabildo consisted of several types of officials. There were four to twelve regidores, depending on the size and importance of the municipality. Regidores, were not just deliberative officers, but all shared in the administration of the territory, dividing tasks among themselves. Initially the regidores were elected by all the heads of household. In the late Middle Ages, these elections often turn violent, with citizens forming bands to control elections and even resorting to murder. To minimize this kings began to appoint a certain number of, or even all of, the regidores in certain cities. By the modern era different cabildos had different mixes of elected and appointed regidores both on the Peninsula and overseas. Finally, to add another layer of control, the kings introduced corregidores to represent them directly and preside over the cabildos. Although many municipalities lost their right to elect all or some of their regidores as time went on, cities and cabildos gained new power with the development of the Castilian and Leonese parliaments (the cortes) because cities had a right to representation in them. In addition to the council members, the cabildo had one or two magistrates, the alcaldes, whom the regidores elected every January 1. Alcaldes served as judges of first instance in all criminal and civil cases and acted as presiding officers of the cabildo, unless there was a corregidor. In provincial capitals the first alcald would fill in for incapacitated governors. Other officers were the alférez real (royal standard-bearer), who had a vote in cabildo deliberations and would substitute the alcalde if the latter could not carry out the functions of his office; the alguacil mayor, who oversaw local law enforcement; the fiel ejecutor, who was the inspector of weights and meassures and markets and oversaw municipal sanitation; the procurador or city attorney; and a scribe. After the Bourbon Reforms, peninsulares were almost exclusively appointed to the positions of viceroy and bishop. Other offices, such as oidores of the audiencia, corregidores (in the places where it continued to exist after the Bourbon Reforms) and intendants, also saw a rise in the proportion of peninsulares being appointed. These last ones had been positions to which creoles once had easy access, especially after the approval of the sale of offices which began during the financial crisis at the end of the 16th century. As a result of being shut out of these offices, creoles turned to the cabildos for political power. Soon enough cabildos became the center of power for creoles, as evidenced in many of the clashes, usually with the peninsular-dominated audiencias, in the period leading up to the wars of independence. In the first decades of the national period, the traditional form of the cabildo was kept in several Spanish American nations, although they were eventually replaced by legislative municipal councils.Condition:Worming through out, mostly to margins, heave wear to leather hinges and edges with scuffs, some damage to covers else a good set.

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        Sous l'oeil des barbares

      Alphonse Lemerre. First edition for which there is no mention of leading copies, false entry of the second edition.  Binding to bradel full percaline almond, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and gilt edged tail, part of title shagreen hazelnut, almond contreplats guards and paper wrappers preserved, contemporary binding signed Desnaux.  Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Edmond de Goncourt "To the chief Edmond de Goncourt, respectful tribute to his faithful, Maurice Barres."  Provenance: Library Hubert Heilbronn with his bookplate pasted on a guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1888 12X19,5cm relié

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        Toute la lyre

      Jules Hetzel & Cie & Maison Quantin. 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. Jules Hetzel & Cie & Maison Quantin Paris 1888-1893 14x23cm 3 volumes reliés

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        L'abbé Jules

      first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel full paper gold decorative patterns and moiré, smooth back, as part of olive green morocco, preserved covers featuring angular restorations binding signed Thomas Boichot.Precious autograph signed by Octave Mirbeau in Catullus Mendes: "... his dear friend and too distant, alas"Nice copy pleasantly established. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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        Nouveaux contes cruels

      first edition.Binding half morocco chocolate brown with corners, back with four nerves, boards, guards and contreplats paper way wood, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, bookplate René Rouzaud with its motto "The goualante" pasted on a contreplat, elegant binding signed Semet & Plumelle.Beautiful copy perfectly set in modern binding with covers and back. La librairie illustrée Paris 1888 10x16cm relié

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        Les Récents Voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle Guinée [bound with three other works]: Les Derniers Voyages des Néerlandais à la Nouvelle Guinée [and] La Nouvelle-Guinée: Le Fleuve Augusta [and] La Nouvelle-Guinée: Le Golfe Huon.

      Versailles: Imprimé pour l'Auteur, 1885-, 1888. Four works bound together, quarto, coloured charts and maps; modern quarter morocco with marbled paper sides. Prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924), a grandson of Lucien, the second brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, was a scholar, soldier, geographer, anthropologist and photographer.This collection represents his first four published works on New Guinea, which followed his highly-respected anthropological studies of natives of Surinam, the Lapps of Finland, and the Indian peoples of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.This collection of the four titles is one of a small, published and assembled like this for private distribution. Very good condition.

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        Préfaces et manifestes littéraires

      Charpentier & Cie. Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Holland papere, seuls grands papiers avec 5 Japon.binding en demi maroquin bordeaux à grain long, spine lisse, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de veau noir refaite, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, binding signée de Pagnant.Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Edmond de Goncourt à (Félix) Bracquemond.Agréable exemplaire joliment établi. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1888 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada with special reference to New England. Vol I-III

      Cambridge, Ma.: Privately published, [1888-]1889. Hardback. 3 vols, xxiv, 1-766; x, (2), 767-1774; vi, (2), 1775-1958 pp., 3 frontis (1 col), 89 plates (21 col or partly col), 4 maps (3 col, 3 folding), 3 text figs, roy. 8vo, cloth, rubbed, spines faded, dec. endpapers. Vertical crease to plate 2, small marginal brown spot to plates 6 and 8 not affecting the illustrations. Vg. From the library of Lionel George Higgins with his small ownership labels to endpapers. Higgins (1891-1985), author, book and butterlfy collector, is best known for the classic, 'A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe' (1970), co-authored with N. D. Riley, and 'The Classification of European Butterflies' (1975). Scarce classic on North American butterflies. Complete in three volumes. The work was originally published in 12 parts between 1888 and 1889.

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grant

      Illustrated edition of 172 vignettes by Riou, Engraved by Pannemaker. In fine catalog for 1890.Cardboard said the Editor "banner" on purple garnet red. Beveled flat type 7. Plate 7 types appeared in 1885 and which is characterized by the disappearance of the flutes as the author at the top of the banner, and by changing the name of the editor, which becomes Hetzel Collection and no longer Collection J. Hetzel. lower flat variant of the type Lenègre e. signed Souze plate, signed Binding Lenègre tail.Belle top plate, with good shiny gold. Back insolated, but present golds. 3 corners bumped. soft headdresses and collapsed with micro cut tail.One of the great classics of the author, two children in search of their shipwrecked father, who led the Scotland player in New Zealand via the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, the Strait of Magellan , the Andes, the Argentine pampas, the Cape of Good Hope, Amsterdam island, and Australia. Hetzel Paris 1888 Grd. in 8 (17,5x28cm) 624pp. relié

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        Fouan chez les Delmomme

      Huile sur panneau. Oil on wood, signed lower rightThis original work was used to illustrate a scene from "The Earth" in the first illustrated edition of Emile Zola's work, published by Marpon & Flammarion in 1889. Huile sur panneau 1888 27x35cm autre

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        The Happy Prince and other Tales

      

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        Ame en peine

      First edition for which there was no mention of large paper copies.Handsome and rare autograph inscription from Jules Case to Emile Zola "... à mon cher maître Emile Zola, son affectueusement dévoué..."Small lacks to head and foot of spine, scattered foxing. A rare copy with an exceptional provenance. Victor-Havard Paris 1888 12x19cm broché

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        Le rêve

      First edition.Half deal-colored shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, blindruled fillets to bands, marbled pastedowns and endpapers; printed library stamp of Julia-Alphonse Daudet to first endpaper.Inscribed by Emile Zola to Alphonse Daudet.A little foxing.Whether they'd met before or not, Zola only really discovered Daudet in 1873 after reading his Monday Tales:  "a continuous enchantment", of "irreproachable purity", as he wrote in L'Avenir National.These short stories inspired by the Franco-Prussian war affected Zola deeply: "All the disasters of 1870 are here, in six pages." A foreshadowing, according to Henri Mitterand, of Evenings at Médan and looking even further, of The Downfall (cf. Zola, volume II, p. 157).From this initial article on, Zola maintained a stormy but indefatigable friendship with Daudet, based on mutual admiration, to which their numerous studies in the press, published all throughout their lives, bear witness.From then on, the two Provencal writers formed a literary circle around their mutual publisher Charpentier, which included the older Flaubert, Goncourt and Turgenev, and which was to dominate the French novel in the second half of the century. Their "dinners for five", initially known as "the booed writers' dinners" in reference to their debacles in the theatre, formed the basis of a fidelity and solidarity which, despite being shot through by artistic rivalry and ideological disagreements, lasted their entire lives.Beyond friendship, there was a real brotherhood in arms that united these two authors, for whom literature was much more than an aesthetic adventure. As Zola noted in his homage to Daudet:"If I had to assign a definite place to Daudet, I would say he was at the very head of the phalanx that had fought the good fight for truth in this second half of the century. The triumph of this century will be having marched towards truth by the heaviest labor any century has produced. And Daudet was with us, among the hardiest and bravestHis workis part of our generation's huge ongoing search, and will stand as a decisive witness - the logical and solid follow-up to the social testimony Stendhal and Balzac, Flaubert and the Goncourts, have left behind." A number of writers in their turn reinforced this need for truth, which gave writing a mission, that of constraining literature into adhering to the modern world and bringing forth its raw material.Aware of this responsibility, several of the five formed their own circles. For Zola, this consisted of the Evenings at Médan, while for Goncourt and Daudet, it was le Grenier and later the Académie.But the true heirs of this school of modernity were above all to be Proust and Céline. The first was direct heir to Daudet, while the second was the spiritual son of The Drunkard and The Downfall.This struggle for influence between Zola and his peers was not without its consequences. A year before the publication of Rêve [The Dream], the 'Manifesto of the Five', a virulent anti-Zola tract written by some of the regulars of le Grenier and most likely inspired by Goncourt and Daudet, must have got the better of their friendship.It was with a friendly inscription in La Terre [The Earth], the novel attacked in the pamphlet, that Zola evinced to Daudet his desire for a reconciliation (cf. Mitterrand, v. II, p. 861). A few letters and dinners later, this second friendly inscription in Le Rêve really marks the end of the final quarrel between the two writers. Ten years later Zola, final witness of the naturalist adventure they had begun together, wrote for his "dearly beloved friend's" eulogy a moving homage to "the writer who worked so hard, the man who suffered so much, doubly my brother by grace of genius and of pain!"      Charpentier Paris 1888 11x18cm relié

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        Mekka. (And:) Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka. Haag, Nijhoff, 1888-1889.

      1888. 2 vols. of text (4to) and one volume of plates (folio, 284 x 378 mm). Text: XXIII, (1), 228, (2) pp. With 3 genealogical tables and 2 folding maps. XVIII, 397, (1) pp. Contemp. half cloth with gilt spine title. Atlas: 4 chromolithogr. plates (conjoined as 2), 6 (1 double-sized) toned lithogr. plates, and 65 mounted photographs on a total of 40 plates; 1 letterpress leaf of contents. Contemp. half cloth portfolio with cover title. Remarkable set, rarely encountered complete with the plate volume. The Dutch orientalist Snouck spent a year in Mecca and Jeddah during 1884/85 and was married to a Mecca woman. He was the first non-Muslim to visit the city outside the annual pilgrimage. The photographs, taken by himself and an Arabic physician, are among the earliest to show Mecca and its pilgrims. - First and last leaves of text volumes somewhat browned due to wood pulp stock of pastedowns; contemporary ink ownership and remains of a label to title pages; some underlinings and marginal annotations. Upper hinge of vol. 2 reinforced, spine of vol. 1 professionally rebacked. Plate portfolio has stamp of the "Indische genootschap" (Indies Society of the Netherlands) on index leaf and upper cover; an edge tear to the mount of plate XXXVI. The vintage photographs, much sought as the earliest photographic documents of the city, its dignitaries and its pilgrims, are preserved in perfect condition. Macro 1239 (omitting mention of the Atlas). Henze V, 177. Dinse 443.

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        Textil- und Modeschule der Stadt Berlin. Teilnachlass des Grafikdesigners und Textilkünstlers Sigmund van Weech.

      Teilnachlass des Grafikdesigners und Textilkünstlers Sigmund von Weech (1888-1982) in sehr zahlreichen Original-Photographien, Entwurfszeichnungen und weiteren Dokumenten, der die langjährige Tätigkeit von Weechs als Direktor der Textil- und Modeschule der Stadt Berlin (1931-1943) umfasst.Der Teilnachlass gliedert sich in mehrere Gruppen: - Sammlung von rund 100 Original-Fotografien von Modeschauen und Kostümfesten der Schule (Silbergelatine. Berlin und Paris, um 1935-40 Formate ca. 13 x 8 bis 24 x 18 cm). Überwiegend handelt es sich um professionelle Aufnahmen, teils mit Stempel der Agentur Schirner, Taubert-Neumann oder Atelier Binder, gelegentlich auch mit montierten Textzetteln, sonst unbezeichnet. Meist lose, wenige montiert. Auf einer Photographie erkennt man im Hintergrund den Sowjetischen Pavillon auf der Pariser Weltausstellung 1937. Drei Aufnahmen zeigen die blutjunge Margot Hielscher als "Sonne" bei einem Kostümfest. Neben Kostümen dokumentieren die Aufnahmen auch Raum- und Tischdekorationen, sicherlich ebenfalls von der Schule gestaltet.- Rund 33 Akzidenzen der Textil- und Modeschule (vermutlich nach Entwurf von S. von Weech): Briefbögen und -umschläge, Werbebriefe, Anschreiben, Zeugnisformulare, Visitenkarten, Einladungen, Lehrpläne etc. - Überwiegend auf Karton montiert.- Dokumentation zur Ausstellung "Kultur in Kleidung und Wohnung" (Berlin 1939) in zwei originalen Entwurfszeichnungen zur Gestaltung von Ausstellungsräumen (ankolorierte Federzeichnungen auf Pergamin) sowie 15 Original-Fotografien der Ausstellungsräume (Silbergelatine. Meist mit Studiostempel von Max Krajewsky), montiert unter Passepartout. Größe der Entwürfe ca. 29,5 x 50 cm. Größe der Fotos ca. 11 x 17,5 cm bis 20,5 x 15,5 cm.- Gut 60 Andruckmuster zur geplanten, aber wegen der Schließung der Schule nicht mehr erschienenen, großformatigen Eigendarstellung der Schule (Format: 44,5 x 32 cm !), geplant für den Sommer 1943.- Sammlung von 34 originalen Stoffentwürfen. Teils montiert unter Passepartout bzw. auf starken Karton. Die Entwürfe in unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Techniken (Feder, Blei, Aquarell, Gouache), die Größe der Entwürfe ca. 15 x 10 cm bis 29,5 x 21,5 cm. Meist unbezeichnet, gelegentlich auf dem Träger vermerkt: Entwurf für Axminster-Teppiche (dazu Daten von 1939 bis 1944) Stern-Teppich Anker-Teppich Erste Serie 1938 u.a. Die Trägerkartons gering bestoßen, die Muster farbfrisch und insgesamt gut erhalten. - Sammlung von 13 Original-Fotografien zu Schülerarbeiten an der Textil- und Modeschule (Entwurfszeichnungen, Weberinnen am Webstuhl, ausgeführte Stoffe und Kostüme).- Privates Album mit 21 Original-Fotografien von Stoffen bzw. von mit Textilien dekorierten Räumen. Um 1930-40. Bildgrößen ca. 13 x 17,5 cm bis 23,5 x 17,5 cm. Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel Exlibris von Weech.- Sammlung von 48 Abbildungen von gewebten und gedruckten Stoffen. Davon 38 Abbildungen in Original-Fotografie und 10 als gedruckte Abbildungen. Dokumentiert werden u.a. "Jacquardstoffe der Handweberei 1937", "Tischdecken 1939", "Tülle 1938", "handgewebte Stoffe 1926-1931", "Möbelstoffe 1931".

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

      London: David Nutt,, 1888. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Small quarto. Original cream-coloured limp boards, titles to spine black, titles to front cover red with vignette black. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 2 plates by Walter Crane, head and tail-pieces by Jacomb Hood. Bookseller's label to foot of front pastedown. Spine toned and rolled, chips to ends, slight bumps tips, small mark to front cover, foxing to endpapers and occasionally to text; an excellent copy. First edition of Wilde's only collection of children's stories, including "The Selfish Giant", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". With the contemporary ownership inscription of the Arts and Crafts textile pioneer Albert Fleming to the half-title, "Albert Fleming, Neaum Crag, 1889", additionally in pencil to the front free endpaper. Fleming was a member of the Guild of St. George and dedicatee of John Ruskin's Hortus Inclusus. Wilde's "reputation as an author dated from the publication of the Happy Prince and Other Tales in London in May 1888. The Athenaeum compared him to Hans Christian Andersen, and Pater wrote to say that 'The Selfish Giant' was 'perfect in its kind,' and the whole book written in 'pure English' ? a wonderful compliment" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, 1987, p. 282).

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        AUTOGRAPH RECIPES....

      Boston: L. Prang & Co. (1888). Unpaginated, though ~ 250. Tinted frontispiece. 16 chromolithographed divisional title leaves, followed by a lithographed leaf of text [poetry]. Oblong format: 6-7/8" x 9-1/2" Wear to extremities; split with minor loss to rear joint; faint damp-stain to rear board; minor occasional soil. A VG copy....

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        FLIEGENDE BLÄTTER. [ 16 Bände in 8 Bänden - 1888-1897] Bd. LXXXXVIII Nro. 2214-2239, Bd. LXXXXIX Nro. 2240-2266, Bd. XC Nro. 2267-2292, Bd. XCI Nro. 2293 -2318, Bd.XCII Nro. 2319-2344, , Bd. XCIII Nro. 2345-2370, Bd. XCVI Nro. 2423-2448, Bd. XCVII Nro. 2449-2474, Bd. XCVIII Nro. 2475 - 2500, Bd. XCIX Nro.2501-2526, Bd. CII Nro. 2579-2604, Bd. CIII, Nro. 2605-2630, Bd. CIV Nro. 2631-2656, Bd. CV Nro 2657-2683, Nr. Bd. CVI Nro. 2684-2709, Bd. CVII Nro 2710-2735.

      232, 232, 232, 232, 232, 232, 232, 232, 232, 235, 232, 232, 240, 256, 252, 260 S. m. zahlr. Holzstich-Illustrationen, jeweils mit Inhaltsverzeichnis. Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenprägung mit Angabe der Jahreszahlen 1888, 1889, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897. 27,5 x 23 cm. (dekorative Halbledereinbände einheitlich gebunden, Ecken und Kanten berieben, sonst guter Zustand, lediglich bei Bd. LXXXVIII einzelne Seiten braunfleckig und Einriß einer Seite)-Wol- Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage.

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        [A Collection of Plates Illustrating the Uniforms of the British Army]. [Published in the Army and Navy Gazette, 1888-1902].

      London: George Berridge, 1888-1902. COMPLIATION. Folio, unpaginated. Featuring 138 of the 178 fine hand-coloured plates produced by Simkin for the Army and Navy Gazette, collected and presented to the Reading Public Libraries by Rev. Percy Sumner, September 1933. With a black ink MS title page and a type-written index over six leaves to rear. Bound together in later maroon cloth with gilt titles and library shelf mark to spine.Some paper restoration to plate 130. Purple library stamp to title page, with further library markings to verso. Very good overall.

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        Les synalgies et les synesthésies : étude de physiologie nerveuse

      [3] ff., 191 pp., 3 pl. hors Paris, G. Masson, 1888, in-8, [3] ff, 191 pp, 3 pl. hors texte, demi-maroquin brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches jaspées, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cette étude de physiologie nerveuse, accompagnée de 3 planches hors texte, teintées à la main, représentant respectivement les synalgies descendantes, ascendantes et tournantes ainsi que leurs zones sur le corps humain vu de face et de dos. La synalgie n'est autre qu'une forme de synesthésie dans laquelle une douleur se situe dans une région différente de la lésion. Henry de Fromentel, docteur en médecine, était également membre de la société de Médecine de Besançon et de Franche-Comté. Il s'agit probablement du fils de Louis Édouard Gourdan de Fromentel (1824-1901), médecin et paléontologue français. Bel exemplaire. Dos insolé. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier en tête d'ouvrage et sur la page de titre.

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        Les Faienceries Rochelaises.

      La Rochelle, Chez l`auteur 1888. 4to. (4) + 204 pp. 20 colour plates. Bound with orig. wrappers in recent brown half calf. Spine gilt with 5 raised bands. An attractive copy. With dedication.

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        La folie chez les enfants

      [4], 444 pp. Paris, Ballière et fils, 1888, in-12, [4], 444 pp, demi-maroquin vert bouteille de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches jaspées, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce rare traité, paru en 1888, qui s'inscrivit comme le premier traité de psychiatrie infantile. Dans un premier temps, Moreau de Tours donne à voir les diverses causes qui peuvent engendrer la folie chez l'enfant, morales et physiques, puis, dans un second temps, il étudie les différentes formes que peut prendre la folie. Ce traité se termine enfin par les diagnostiques, conséquences médico-légales et soins qu'il s'agit de prodiguer aux enfants atteint de ce mal. Paul Moreau de Tours (1844-1908) était le fils du grand psychiatre Jacques Joseph Moreau de Tours. Comme lui, il consacra une bonne partie de sa vie à rédiger de nombreux ouvrages décrivant les comportements anormaux des enfants. Bel exemplaire. Très légère griffure au haut du dos.

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        Les maladies de l'esprit

      XXVII,368 pp.. Paris, O. Doin, 1888, in-8, XXVII,368 pp., demi-chagrin bordeaux de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Ouvrage en deux parties, l'une sur les délires proprement dits ("délires des persécutions, délire des grandeurs, paralysie générale, épilepsie, dégénérescence, etc...), l'autre sur les délires toxiques, l'un et l'autre considérés selon leurs études cliniques et médico-légales. Le médecin Georges Pichon fut l'un des premiers à dénoncer les "manies" toxicologiques qui sont, en cette période, déclinées selon toutes les nuances possibles : alcoolisme, morphimanie, éthéromanie, absinthisme, dispomanie (manie d'ingurgiter un liquide toxique), chloralisme (consommation de chloral), etc. Sa relation au morphinisme est intéressante ; il publia une somme sur le sujet, Morphinisme, impulsions délictueuses, troubles physiques et mentaux des morphinomanes (Paris, Douin, 1889)... quelques années avant d'être lui-même emporté, à 35 ans à peine, par cette toxicomanie qu'il avait eu tant de coeur à dénoncer, la qualifiant de "nouvelle passion", de "vice", en passe de devenir un "péril social". C'est donc ce "mal implacable, contre lequel [il] luttait avec énergie, mais dont, mieux que personne, il connaissait l'issue fatale, un mal qu'il avait observé chez d'autres et décrit avec une fidélité et une exactitude irréprochables, [qui] est venu briser une carrière qui s'annonçait belle et féconde", prononce prudemment le Dr Ch. Vallon en sa mémoire. Le cas de Pichon en médecine n'est pas isolé : par leur accès facile aux produits et par souci d'adoucir la dureté de leur état, de nombreux médecins étaient eux-mêmes consommateurs de cette substance. Georges Pichon (1858 ? - 1893), interne des hôpitaux de Nantes, puis interne en médecine des asiles d'aliénés de la Seine, fut nommé chef de la Clinique des maladies mentales instituée à l'asile Sainte-Anne en 1886. Il devint membre titulaire de la Société médico-psychologique le 30 juillet 1888. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon.

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        PRIAPEIA OR THE SPORTIVE EPIGRAMS OF DIVERS POETS ON PRIAPUS NOW FIRST COMPLETELY DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE FROM THE ORIGINAL LATIN WITH INTRODUCTION NOTES EXPLANATORY AND ILLUSTRATIVE AND EXCURSUS: TO WHICH IS APPENDED THE LATIN TEXT

      Erotika Biblion Society, Athens 1888 - First Edition of the first publication of the Erotika Biblion Society, a publishing imprint established in 1888 by Leonard Smithers and Harry Sidney Nichols, this being Number 75 of 250 copies printed solely for sale to members of the society. 8vo. xxxiv, (1), 238 pp. Text in Latin and English. Drab cloth boards with brown spotting, spine chipped at head and tail. Printed on handmade paper. A near-Fine copy of this erotic classic. Bookplates of H.C. Plummer and J&U Brass. Includes an Index to First Lines. The Priapeia is a collection of 95 poems in various meters on subjects pertaining to the phallic god Priapus. It was compiled from literary works and inscriptions on images of the god by an unknown editor, who composed the introductory epigram. From their style and versification it is evident that the poems belong to the classical period of Latin literature. Extract from poem XVII: 'The greatest advantage in my penis is this. That no woman can be [too?] roomy for me'. Extract from poem XXVII: 'Thou who wickedly designest, and scarce forbearest from robbing my garden, shall be sodomised with my twelve-inch fascinum.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des contractures; Contractures en général, la contracture spasmodique, les pseudo-contractures

      VI, 210 pp., [1] p. Paris, Bureau du progrès médical, Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1888, in-8, VI, 210 pp, [1] p. d'explication des figures (non numérotée), 4 pl. hors texte, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, non coupé, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la thèse de doctorat du médecin neurologue français Paul Blocq (1860-1896). Elle est illustrée par 3 planches de clichés présentant différentes contractures, et d'une planche en couleurs de dessins microscopiques faits à la chambre claire. Inspirée et présidée par son maître Charcot, Blocq soutiendra cette thèse sur les contractures en 1888. Il bénéficiera, par ailleurs, de l'aide précieuse de Pierre Marie, chef du laboratoire et Joseph Babinski, chef de clinique. Les illustrations, quant à elles, sont de Paul Richer. Il y relate les travaux de Brissaud sur l'auscultation des muscles, notant que : « lors de la contracture permanente des hémiplégiques, il existe une différence manifeste entre le roulement régulier et sonore que produit la contraction et le son faible et inégal que donne le muscle contracturé ». Ainsi, Paul Blocq distingue clairement les différences cliniques et anatomopathologiques entre les contractures hémiplégiques et les contractures qu'il définit comme "spasmodiques" et hystériques, considérées de nos jours comme des dystonies. Bon exemplaire. Dos insolé, un des coins du plat supérieur restauré. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur la page de titre. (Bogousslavsky, Following Charcot, pp.27-28)

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