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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED BY SARAH PORTER, REGRETFULLY DECLINING A WEDDING INVITATION DUE TO PRESSING CONCERNS AT HER SCHOOL]

      Farmington, [Ct.], 1888. 3pp. Folded 4to sheet. Old fold lines. Near fine. 3pp. Folded 4to sheet. Letter written by Sarah Porter, founder of Miss Porter's School for Girls, to a friend (and possibly former student) regretfully declining an invitation to her wedding. Miss Porter studied privately with Yale Professors. and her brother, Noah, later became President of Yale. She was an opponent of women's suffrage. She notes in this letter that affairs at the school will keep her far too busy to make the journey. Sarah Porter (1813-1900) founded her school in Farmington in 1843, setting it up as an institution at which girls could receive a well-rounded academic education. She writes, in part:"My dear Mary, I thank you heartily that you have desired me as one of your wedding guests and I should be very happy in being with you at this so happy moment of your life. I could not easily under any circumstances easily leave school for so long a time as a journey to [Newton?] would require - but, now Mr. Brandt's wretched health renders him unable to teach, and his classes fall daily into my care, so that my place is daily here. Your own and your brother's wedding at once will not only doubly crown the day, but give promise to multiplied successive anniversaries...."

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED BY SARAH PORTER, REGRETFULLY DECLINING A WEDDING INVITATION DUE TO PRESSING CONCERNS AT HER SCHOOL]

      Farmington, [Ct.] 1888 - 3pp. Folded 4to sheet. Letter written by Sarah Porter, founder of Miss Porter's School for Girls, to a friend (and possibly former student) regretfully declining an invitation to her wedding. Miss Porter studied privately with Yale Professors. and her brother, Noah, later became President of Yale. She was an opponent of women's suffrage. She notes in this letter that affairs at the school will keep her far too busy to make the journey. Sarah Porter (1813-1900) founded her school in Farmington in 1843, setting it up as an institution at which girls could receive a well-rounded academic education. She writes, in part:"My dear Mary, I thank you heartily that you have desired me as one of your wedding guests and I should be very happy in being with you at this so happy moment of your life. I could not easily under any circumstances easily leave school for so long a time as a journey to [Newton?] would require - but, now Mr. Brandt's wretched health renders him unable to teach, and his classes fall daily into my care, so that my place is daily here. Your own and your brother's wedding at once will not only doubly crown the day, but give promise to multiplied successive anniversaries."

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit den Farbwerken Meister Lucius & Brüning i.Vgr. ('Farbwerke vorm. Meister Lucius & Brüning. Hoechst a/Main').

      - Farblithographie v. Carl Wallau in Mainz, dat. 1888, 35 x 74,5

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        On the Rays of Electric Force" (Hertz) WITH "The General Solution of Maxwell's Electromagnetic Equations in a Homogeneous Isotropic Medium, especially in regard to the Derivation of special Solutions, and the Formulae for Plane Waves" (Heaviside) AND "On the Electromagnetic Effects due to the Motion of Electrification through a Dielectric" (Heaviside) in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 27, 1889, pp. 289-298; pp. 29-50; pp. 324-339

      - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION of Hertz's important paper "Ueber Strahlen elektrischer Kraft", or "On the Rays of Electric Force". In this famous paper, Hertz reported having polarized, diffracted and reflected electric waves and demonstrated interference, thus showing that they behave the same as light waves" (History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). "This translation of Hertz's paper describes the first detailed account of his classic experiments in the production, propagation, polarization, reflexion and refraction of radiowaves? From a scientific point of view, undeniable experimental evidence had been obtained for Maxwell's theory of electromagnetic radiation; but it was the technological ramifications, particularly in terms of radio communication, that were to be so important. Within the next decade the peoples of the world were to be linked by 'wireless' (Davis, Science in the Making, 273). "One can imagine Hertz's excitement as he first transmitted the waves - 'by making use of an open door' over a distance of 16 metres and then discovering that this transmission was unaffected when the door was closed! The wavelength of his rays was 66 cm and they had a frequency of about 10 to the ninth power per second. For such radiation roughly rectilinear propagation occurred, although the 'ray had no geometrically sharp limit'. It could be polarized by a grid of parallel copper wires 3 cm apart, and refracted by a giant prism made of hard pitch. "Hertz writes at the end of the paper: 'We have represented the phenomena investigated by us as rays of electric force. We may in conclusion perhaps regard them as light-rays of very great wave-length. To me at least the experiments described seem eminently fitted to remove all doubt as to the identity of light, radiant heat, and electrodynamic wave-motion'. And, prophetically: 'I believe that we shall now with more confidence avail ourselves of the advantages which the assumption of this identity offers, both in the domains of optics and of electricity" (Davis, Science in the Making, 273). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: First edition of the second and third Heaviside papers using vector analysis on Maxwell's theory; the second paper also predicts what is now known as Cherenkov radiation, the emission of light by a charged particle passing through a transparent non-conducting liquid or solid material at a speed greater than the speed of light in that material. NOTE: Heaviside's first paper using vector analysis came out in 1888 and we offer it separately. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [4], vii, [532], 4. Ten plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Ex-libris but bearing only a small stamp on the title page; there are no spine markings whatsoever. Bound in half calf over marbled paper; blind stamped at the edges; raised bands at the spine. The boards are holding but the lower quarter of the calf on the spine is missing (see scan). Worn gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Bright and clean throughout.

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        Une femme

      first edition of the second book of the author, one of 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, the only major paper.Binding half sheepskin chocolate brown with corners, back thinned with five nerves, gilded tail Date, a small black spot on head back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head, ex Pesme -libris Gerard Baron of Saint-Genies pasted on a contreplat, contemporary binding.Page false as fully shaded. La librairie illustrée Paris 1888 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Zosterops Brunneicauda, Salvad (Brown-tailed White-eye)

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented “Birds of Asia”. “The Birds of New Guinea” was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend.One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the “The Birds of New Guinea”, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's “Birds of Paradise” (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the “The Birds of New Guinea”, which, like the “Birds of Asia”, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued.This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Zosterops Brunneicauda, Salvad", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. These birds, commonly called Brown-tailed White-eyes, are expertly hand-colored and finely detailed. These birds have vibrant yellow bodies with gray accents on their wings and tail-feathers and white eye circles. These small birds are shown perched on tree branches, with bird one having just caught a fly and the other watching.

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        Durch Central-Asien.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1888. - Die Kirgisiensteppe - Russisch-Turkestan - Bochara - Chiwa - Das Turkmenenland und Persien. Mit Portrait, 1 gefaltete Karte, 18 Tafeln, 140 Textabbildungen, XI, 441 Seiten, Originalleinen, 26 x 19 cm, Gut erhalten. Heinrich Moser bereiste Asien aus Abenteuerlust. "Er war wissenschaftlich ungeschult. . Doch ist sein Buch reich an lebendig dargestellten Sittenbildern und auch wertvoll als Spiegel turkestanischer Verhältnisse, wie sie unmittelbar nach der russischen Okkupation herrschten." (Henze). Die Tafeln teils nach Photographien mit Ansichten, Porträts und Alltagsszenen.

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        Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Salt Lake City, UT: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1888. First Pulpit Edition.. Hardcover. 623pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] Volume has been rebound in black pebbled cloth with title gilt stamped on backstrip. Binding appears to be from the 1930's. Very good. Boards rubbed. Bookplate on front free endsheet. The so-called "pulpit" edition of the Book of Mormon, the only large-sized edition of the Book of Mormon issued in the 19th century. Flake/Draper 625

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        modetekeningen, fashion drawings 1920-1930 - John Guida.

      MODETEKENINGEN UIT HET INTERBELLUMTekeningen met gemengde techniek van de hand van ontwerper John Guida (1888-1951). Afm. (lijst) 55 x 75 cm.Mode kwam in de jaren 1920-1930 binnen handbereik van het grote publiek, men ging naar de bioscoop en zag films waar de nieuwste mode werd gedragen. Betoverd door het nieuwe en het modieuze wilden vrouwen diezelfde looks: kleding, haar en make-up. Na de rechte lijnen van de 1920er-jaren werd het deftiger, ladylike. Afgeronde bustes, getailleerde modellen en zachter en mooier haar omdat de manier van krullen verbeterde. Kleding was vrouwelijk: lieflijk en netjes overdag, ?s avonds glamorous.Modeontwerper Giovanni Guida verhuisde van platteland naar Rome in 1913, waar hij het jaar er op onder het pseudoniem John deel nam aan de Esposizione sulla Moda georganiseerd door de Circolo degli Artisti. Na de eerste wereldoorlog verbleef Guida een drietal jaren in Parijs om in de 1920er jaren naar Rome terug te keren. Daar werkte hij - vrijwel exclusief - voor de winkelketen Coen. Hij maakte er onder andere modeontwerpen bij de stoffen die in de winkels te koop waren. Het textielmuseum van de Fondazone Ratti te Como organiseerde een grote tentoonstelling over John Guida in 2012, waar 34 van zijn ontwerptekeningen werden getoond.Prijs: ?950,- (per stuk, incl. lijst).

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        The King of Folly Island

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1888. First Edition. Ex-library; with the usual attendant faults; bookplate; good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Louise Imogen Guiney from Sarah O. Jewett (to remember Fifth of January 1889).”

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        Une femme

      - La librairie illustrée, Paris 1888, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale del secondo libro dell'autore, una delle 10 copie numerate in Olanda, l'unica grande carta. Binding mezza pelle di pecora marrone cioccolato con angoli, torna diluito con cinque nervi, dorata coda Data, una piccola macchia nera sulla testa, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, coperte conservati, testa dorata, ex Pesme -libris Gerard barone di Saint-Genies incollati su un contreplat, vincolante contemporaneo. Pagina falso come completamente ombreggiato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du deuxième ouvrage de l'auteur, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin vert jauneà coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, une petite tache noire en tête du dos, plats de papier à motifs floraux et moirés, gardes et contreplats de papier vert pâle, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, ex-libris de Gérard Pesme Baron de Saint-Genies encollé sur un contreplat, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Page de faux-titre intégralement ombrée. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.  

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        Hillingdon Hall, or, The Cockney Squire, A Tale of Country Life

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. First Illustrated Edition. Hand colored frontispiece and 11 hand colored steel engraved plates by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe. 1 vols. 8vo. Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, some fading to cover, else fine. First Illustrated Edition. Hand colored frontispiece and 11 hand colored steel engraved plates by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe. 1 vols. 8vo. First Illustrated Edition, Original Cloth.

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        JEWISH HYMNS FOR SABBATH-SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES

      Cincinnati : Bloch Pub. Co. 1888 - Period Boards with Original Paper Wrappers on Cover. 8vo. 55 pages ; 19 cm. In Hebrew and English. A scarce 1888 edition of Simon Hecht’s book of "Jewish Hymns for Sabbath Schools and Families. " "The ready sale of my hymn-book proved that my opinion of the influence of Music in religious schools was correct. Since the first edition appeared this subject has been repeatedly discussed and an offer was made by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations of a prize for the best Jewish Hymn-book for the use of Sabbath Schools. I have done my best to meet this want more completely in this edition. If on examination it shall be proven that some one else has done better, I shall be sorry for myself, but very glad for the schools in whose interest I have toiled. The favorable reception of my first edition has induced me to spare no pains nor expense to improve and enlarge the present one [to fifty-two English and German hymns with music] . As my chief design has been to meet the wants of the children who need easy and pleasant melodies I have avoided all musical pomp and sought to keep the tunes within the range of their voices . The reader will not only find here pieces of a purely religious character, but also such as treat Universal Moral Subjects. I also thought it proper to insert some patriotic hymns, for while we are Jews, we are also Citizens of America finding beneath the protection of stars and stripes equal rights and liberty with all . (Other Editions Include ) Cincinnati: Bloch, 1888 [Wachs #376] " (Goldman, 289) OCLC lists no copies of this edition worldwide. Paper browning slightly, and cover has some wear. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-48-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ulu an African Romance (2 vols)

      Sampson Low & Co 1888 - Scarce first edition by this noted explorer of Africa in collaboration with a female novelist. Original 2 volume set in green cloth with black lining. Titles in gilt to spine. Frontispiece in vol 1 is a map of Kilimanjaro and neighbourhood. The books are bright, titles clear. Spine ends rubbed, small knocks to corners. Small spot to lower spine of vol 2. Slight lean to spines. Inside, neat ink-stamped name to ffeps. Occasional spots and marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Soldiers bivouacked next to a Mosque in North Africa

      North Africa: 1940s. Pencil and charcoal. 8 x 12.75 inches. Framed and glazed. Painter, architect, and railroad aficionado, Albert Sheldon Pennoyer was born in Oakland, California on April 5, 1888. His early education was spent at boarding schools in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Geneva, Switzerland, where he developed a consuming curiosity for the mechanics of how things work. He attended the University of California, Berkeley for one year before moving to Paris to study architecture at the École des Beaux Arts. Inspired by the City of Lights, Pennoyer's curiosity soon turned to painting. In addition to periods of study at the Académie de la Grand Chaumière, the Académie Julian, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennoyer traveled across Europe as a pupil of such prominent artists of the time as Giuseppe Casciaro and Harold Speed. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Pennoyer returned to the United States.Called to active duty in 1917, he served with the camouflage unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until 1920, when he joined the Officers' Reserve Corps. In 1921 he opened his own studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which he would maintain for nearly forty years. His paintings, executed in pastel, gouache, watercolor, and oils, were successfully exhibited at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Golden Gate Park Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and several prominent galleries in New York and California. Pennoyer was once again called to action during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before being assigned as an MFAA Officer in North Africa and Italy. During his service as a Monuments Man, he was involved in the safeguarding, repair, and recovery of Italy's rich cultural heritage, which faced destruction from bombing, looting, and exposure to the elements. Pennoyer worked alongside Monuments Men Capt. Basil Marriott and Lt. Col. John Bryan Ward-Perkins in Rome, Capt. Roderick Enthoven and Lt. Frederick Hartt in Florence, and Capt. Deane Keller in Pisa. He also participated in the recovery effort at numerous art repositories in the Tuscan countryside, where Florentine officials had evacuated hundreds of works of art from churches and public collections, principally the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Bargello.

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        THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING: Being a description of the fish and the art of angling for him, as practiced chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England, By T.E. Pritt. With three illustrations in chromo-lithography from original drawings by the author.

      Goodall & Suddick. Leeds. - 1888 1st edition. Small 4to (160 x 248mm). Ppviii,64+ii pp ads. Illustrated with a folded coloured frontispiece of a grayling, and two other coloured chromo-lithographed plates (one of grayling flies, and one of floats and the dorsal fin of a grayling. Binding B: Maroon cloth with bevelled edges, gilt spine title, blind rules and a gilt quotation from Walton on upper board, plain end-papers. Spine faded, slight staining to cloth, a little pencil annotation. Good-plus. The classic work on North Country grayling fishing. It is divided into two chapters: "All about Him" and "When, Where, and How to Catch Him." There are three colour plates : 1 fold out of a grayling, 1 of flies and 1 of floats and the dorsal fin of a grayling plus 2 pages of advertisements. The author "sketches lightly the habits and habitat of the fish as they were accepted fifty years ago, following with some capital pages on autumn fishing with the wet fly, and giving dressings of fifteen flies selected by well-known grayling fishers of his time. The rest of the slender volume is mostly occupied by excellent descriptive notes on the popular North Country form of grayling fishing known as 'swimming the worm.' Pritt wrought - and wrote - well as a pioneer, but he only touched the fringe of what has grown into a big subject, and he had not entirely shaken off the hackles of traditional fallacy." (W. Carter Platts. Grayling Fishing. 1939). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Joseph Smith The Prophet

      Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1888. First edition. Leather bound. 512pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Black leather with gilt stamped titles and decorative ornamentation on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Blue and white floral endsheets. Good only. The extremities are mildly rubbed, and the leather spine has faded. The front free endpaper and flyleaf are completely detached, but present, and the recto of the first frontispiece portrait has been reinforced along the inside margin. The rear endsheet is split along the hinge. There are ownership markings from a previous owner on the first several pages. The text block is cracked here and there, and due to the weak hinges, has dropped a bit. Steel engraving portraits of Joseph and his brother Hyrum are present. Biography of the founder of Mormonism by LDS Church elder and publisher (George Q. Cannon and Sons would later be known as Deseret Book). Flake/Draper 1161.

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        Photograph - Panorama of Malta

      Malta, 1888. A fine panoramic photograph of Valletta's Grand Harbour captured from the Upper Barrakka Gardens features as well as ancient fortress walls built by the Knights of St. John Extending from Fort St. Elmo on the left, to the Cottonera Marina on the right, this image a provides a nostalgic perspective of pre-dating the devastation of the Second World War. At its center is a direct view of the ancient bastion on Senglea (The Spur") and the myriad of structures behind it. Only a single steamship is seen whereas numerous sailing brigs are anchored. The seaward bastion known as "the Spur" commands the salient point of the promontory of Senglea, and is often mistakenly referred to as Fort Saint Michael which is situated on the opposite end of the fortified city. Isla, or Senglea, is the smallest of Three Cities in the Cottonera. Senglea is one of the oldest cities in the Maltese Islands, dating to the 16th century. A close-up observation shows one English merchant advertisement. Then a British crown colony, Malta was ideally situated for ships sailing Gibraltar and the Suez canal. The area of the Grand Harbour was especially important during the 19th century and Senglea became the industrial centre of the country, with many docks for shipbuilding being constructed. Grand Harbour - Valletta Original panoramia circa 1880 Gelatin-silver Print Photograph Measures approximately 86 x 19 cm Very Good Condition. Very Good.

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        Pierers Konversations-Lexikon, 7. Auflage, herausgegeben von Joseph Kürschner. Mit Universal-Sprachen-Lexikon nach Prof. Joseph Kürschners System, 12 Bände, Prachtausgabe in Halbleder

      Berlin und Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann (ab Bd. 5: Stuttgart, Union, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft), 1888 - 1893. Mit Karten, schwarzen und farbigen Illustrationsbeilagen. Siebente (und letzte) Auflage des Pierer-Lexikons in 12 Bänden, diese im Format (18 x 26,5 cm) deutlich größer als die Bände vorangegangener Auflagen. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 19.200 Sp. Ergänzungsbände erschienen nicht. Bd. 1 mit angefügtem "Atlas der Architektur", der 76 (!) ganzseitige Tafeln zur Geschichte der Baukunst enthält Bd. 2 mit "Atlas der Bildhauerkunst" (19 ganzseitige Tafeln). Eine Neuerung bildete das vom Herausgeber Joseph Kürschner entwickelte und in das Lexikon integrierte Zwölfsprachen-Wörterbuch (Böhmisch, Dänisch, Englisch, Russisch, Schwedisch, Spanisch, Französisch, Griechisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Lateinisch, Ungarisch), das dem Benutzer 12 separate Wörterbücher ersetzte. Trotz positiver Aufnahme in der Presse blieb diese Idee auf die vorliegende Pierer-Auflage beschränkt und konnte sich längerfristig nicht durchsetzen. Die Ausgabe ist noch verschiedentlich anzutreffen, sehr selten aber in gutem Zustand erhältlich. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Leder nicht berieben und ohne Aufhellungen, Gesamterscheinungsbild somit harmonisch. Ecken kaum bestoßen ein Deckel am oberen Rand leicht angestoßen Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Halbleder-Ausgabe mit nahezu perfekter Rückenansicht, wie es nur noch selten anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Tally Ho! Coaching through Chicago's Parks and Boulevards. Illustrated with forty photo gravures. Together with a full descriptive text

      Chicago: J. Craig, 1888. With 42 photogravures by Schuchardt & WInkler on 38 plates, map on front pastedown. Ornamental title leaf, 12 ff. Text printed rectos only. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown cloth over bevelled boards, upper board stamped pictorial gilt. Contemporary gift inscription to first blank, presentation inscription in top margin of title leaf. Extremities rubbed, some light finger soiling to margins. Very good. With 42 photogravures by Schuchardt & WInkler on 38 plates, map on front pastedown. Ornamental title leaf, 12 ff. Text printed rectos only. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. "Among the great Cities of the world, Chicago is the youngest …" Stylish album of views of emphasizing the well-groomed boulevards and the network of parks throughout the city. A fascinating record of the public face of Chicago just before the dawn of the automobile age Uncommon. OCLC: 26250696 (Harvard, LC, Northern Illinois U., Knox Coll., Chicago History Mus., Moody Bible Inst.)

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        Autograph Letter Signed and Signed Envelope

      No Publisher [Paris] 1888 - Autographed Letter and Signed Envelope, 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. A request from Pasteur to Madame Cécile Furtado-Heine, a well known French Jewish philanthropist, organizer of an early Red Cross ambulance service and benefactor of the Institute Pasteur, for a bust of her (which still adorns hallway at the institute). Very Good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cunha Moraes, Angola, Benguela. Um Quimbundo Aleijado

      1888 - Photographie,Vintage citrate print. It was in the year 1855 in the city of Coimbra that was born José Augusto Cunha Moraes, who turned out one of the greatest Portuguese photographers. Only 8 years old, he moved to Angola, where his father had a photo studio. But when his parents died, he returned to Portugal in order to pursue studies. The passion for photography was already family and Cunha Moraes decided to return to Luanda to take over the family's photographic studio account, coinciding this time to the golden age of African expeditions and being Luanda one port of departure and arrival of the explorers of all nationalities . Most of its production in Africa develops between 1877-1894, publishing photographs in the magazine "The West" and "Photographica Art". Additionally, it produced collections to send various industrial exposures. Later, he returned to Portugal and collaborates in the House Biel, developing important work in conjunction with other photographers, including The Art and Nature in Portugal. osé Augusto da Cunha Moraes, he died 78 years later, in 1933, in Porto, leaving important brands within photographic work on colonial lands and Portugal. Western Africa, Photográphico Album and Descriptivo. In 1882, Cunha Moraes publishes an album with photographs of West Africa and between 1885 to 1888, published four volumes entitled Africa Occidental - Album Photográphico and Descriptivo under the responsibility of David Corazzi, with Luciano Lamb of preface and fototipias produced in the House Biel (in Porto) with whom he would later work. Kimbundu, or North Mbundu, one of two Bantu languages called Mbundu (see Umbundu), is the second-most-widely spoken Bantu language in Angola. It is concentrated in the north-west of the country, notably in the Luanda Province, the Bengo Province, the Malanje Province and the Cuanza Norte Province. It is spoken by the Ambundu. Maho (2009) distinguishes two primary dialects: Kimbundu proper, including Ngola, and Mbamba, incl. Njinga.The other Kimbundu languages are sometimes considered dialects as well. In part of the Malanje Province, culturally "assimilated" Ambundu populations produced a mix of Kimbundu and Portuguese called Ambaca, whose speakers are called Ambaquistas. // Circa 1888 // Tirage citrate // Format (cm): 18x24 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        American Woods

      1888. First Edition . HOUGH, Romeyn B. American Woods, Vols. I-III. Lowville, New York: Published and Sections Prepared by the Author, 1888-91. Three volumes. Octavo, original tan and navy wrappers, wood samples on card mounts unbound as issued, each volume with its wood samples housed in original blind-stamped cloth chemise and slipcase, metal clasps. $4800.First editions of the first three volumes of HoughÂ’s monumental compendium of American woods, with 237 wood samples mounted on cards.Planned as a 15-volume series arranged geographically, only 13 volumes of The American Woods were completed before RomeynÂ’s death; a 14th volume on the trees of Florida was completed by HoughÂ’s daughter Marjorie Hough in 1924. The present three volumes, the first three of the series, are devoted to the woods of New York and the adjacent states. Most remarkable are the 237 wafer-thin wood samples mounted on 79 card mounts, representing 75 different species of wood. In his introduction, Hough explains that this work is designed “primarily and principally to show, in as compact and perfect a manner as possible, authentic specimens of our American woods, both native and introduced. For that end three sections, respectively transverse, radial and tangential to the grain, are made of each timber, sufficiently thin to allow in a measure the transmission of light, and securely mounted in well made frames.” These beautiful samples were selected personally by the author and prepared by a process he perfected. Because of the long time period over which the series was produced and the fact that many buyers only purchased the volumes for one region, few complete sets were ever assembled; only two are recorded as having been sold at auction in the last 25 years. Wood samples in excellent condition. Light offsetting to text wrapper for Volume I, repair to spine of text volume original wrappers of Volume III; without part of metal clasp for Volume III. A near-fine copy of this fascinating and beautiful work.

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DEL DOCTOR D. MANUEL MILA Y FONTANALS.: 8 VOL.

      - 1888-1882-1874 Alvaro Verdaguer, Barcelona 2ª edic. Coleccionadas por Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo. Tomo 1º: TRATADOS DOCTRINALES DE LITERATURA, VIII+527. Tomo 2º: DE LOS TROVADORES EN ESPAÑA, estudio de poesía y lengua provenzal, XXXII+542 pg. Tomo 3º: ESTUDIOS SOBRE HISTORIA, lengua y literatura de Cataluña, 565 pg. Tomo 4º, 5º Y 6º. OPÚSCULOS LITERARIOS; 1ª, 2ª, Y 3ª SÉRIE, 584; 589; 536 pg. Tomo 7º: DE LA POESIA HEROICO-POPULAR CASTELLANA. ESTUDIO PRECEDIDO DE UNA ORACIÓN ACERCA DE LA LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA, 489 pg. Tomo 8º: ROMANCERILLO CATALAN, CANCIONES TRADICIONALES, XVII+456 pg. 22x15 cm. Enc. media piel época. Con manchas de óxido. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Contemporary German Art

      1888. First Edition . PIETSCH, Ludwig. Contemporary German Art at the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. London: George Bell & Sons, 1888. Two volumes. Folio (10 by 12-1/2 inches), 20th-century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited first edition in English, one of only 1000 copies printed, translated by N. DÂ’Anvers from the original German, with dozens of photogravures after the original German paintings, handsomely bound in full armorial morocco-gilt.The book was produced to commemorate the Centenary Exhibition of the Berlin Royal Academy of Arts in 1886. The dozens of photogravures contained within reproduce an unparalleled collection of German works, meant to represent the best German art from the period. The images include religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Accompanying the illustrations are incisive text and biographical sketches of the artists by renowned art critic Ludwig Pietsch, who was known for his deep familiarity with the various Teutonic schools of painting. Preceded by the German edition, also limited to only 1000 copies. Light scattered foxing to interiors, text blocks expertly repaired, bindings lovely and fine, gilt bright. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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        Von der Capstadt ins Land Der Maschukulumbe

      

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        Zwei Monate im Kaukasus. Eine Jagd- und Reise-Skizze aus dem Jahre 1886. [Widmungsexemplar].

      4. 25,0 cm. Fotografisches Portrait des Jägers Ernst Leverkus-Leverkusen als Frontispiz, handschriftlicher Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 3 Blatt, 293 Seiten, 40 Blatt. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, zwei einfachen Schließen aus Leder, Vorderdeckel an den Ecken mit 4 floralen Messingbeschlägen. Erste Ausgabe. Faksimiledruck in Sütterlin in kleiner Auflage, hier in der Ausgabe mit den montierten Originalfotografien, welche in der privat veranstalteten Edition nicht beigegeben waren. Widmung des Verfassers auf erstem Blatt "Zu Weihnachten 1888. Vom Verfasser". Mit 40 großformatigen (leicht variierend ca. 14,5 x 10,8 cm) und 3 kleinformatigen (ca. 6,9 x 5,1 cm) Originalfotografien jeweils auf starkem Karton montiert und mit handschriftlicher Legende versehen. Anhang mit gefalteter, kolorierter Karte (Blattmaß: 39,8 x 46,0) darin mit Rotstift eingezeichnete Reiseroute. Der Verfasser war Sohn des Unternehmers und Gründers der Stadt Leverkusen, Carl Leverkus (dieser benannte die Arbeitersiedlung bei seiner Fabrik in der Gemeinde Wiesdorf Leverkusen). Seidenhemdchen vor den Fotografien teils wenig stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar des seltenen Bandes.

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

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

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        Mekka

      

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed 'George' to 'My dear Bishop' (1865-1936, King of Great Britain)

      1888 - saying that he will be "delighted to do anything I can to get Hastings in the Club, either to propose or second him & I will also try to get as many people to vote for him as possible. I am unfortunately laid up on board with a bad foot else I would come & see you . I hardly like to ask you to come & see me as we are coaling, but if you don't mind a little coal dust I would be very pleased if you would just come on board for a minute an we could talk it over .", 3 sides 8vo., H.M.S. Alexandra headed paper, Friday, no date, but 1887- From 20th May 1887 to 1st July 1887 and from 21st April 1888 to 5th November 1888, Prince George served in H.M.S. Alexandra as a Lieutenant. This letter dates from his carefree early days of naval service, prior to 1892, when the death of his brother Prince Eddy placed him second in line to the throne.

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        Un Hiver au Cambodge. Chasses au Tigre a l'Eléphant et au Buffle Sauvage. Souvenirs d'une Mission Officielle remplie en 1880 - 1881.

      Tours: A. Mame, 1888. Quarto, illustrations and maps; a fine copy in the original ornate gilt decorated red cloth,, original spine laid down, all edges gilt. Second edition of this detailed travel account; corrected and augmented. A typically glamorous publication from the Alfred Mame publishing house of Tours. Neatly rebacked.

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        Very fine Imperial cabinet photograph, by M. Ziesler of Berlin, unsigned, (Wilhelm Nikolaus, 1831-1888, son-in-law of Queen Victoria, Emperor of Germany for 99 days)]

      1888 - showing him in simple military uniform of cap and great coat, three quarter length, nearly full face, with a warm but dignified gaze a little to the left, titled in gold below 'Kaiser Friedrich', gilt edges, 12½" x 7¼", no place, Pictures of Friedrich III are uncommon due to his early death from throat cancer. He only survived his father Wilhelm I by three months. As Crown Prince his position was made very difficult by his opposition to Bismarck and also as his wife Victoria, Empress Frederick antagonised the Prussian people with her aggressive & tactless Englishness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoth

      1888. First Edition . Nicholson, Joseph Shield. Thoth. A Romance. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1888. Octavo, original gilt-stamped orange cloth, uncut. $2000.First edition of this early science fiction classic, in original cloth.This science fiction novel is set in Ancient Greece. In it, a scientifically advanced people from an Egyptian city-state (founded and ruled by a succession of rulers called Thoth) has kidnapped Grecian maidens, taking them away by airship. It is one of a group of accomplished, but strangely forgotten science fiction novels written in 1888. “Thoth is the best-known of these, although ‘best-knownÂ’ is hardly accurateÂ… To the critics, this is a shame, since they see Thoth as the best Victorian sf novel that most sf fans have never heard of. John Clute calls Thoth ‘impressive,Â’ and E.F. Bleiler says it is ‘one of the major science-fiction novels of the 19th centuryÂ… Thoth certainly has imagination: in addition to the Lost Race, itÂ’s got Pharaonic superscience, suspended animation (including every previous Thoth, back to the first), bio-engineered plagues, sleeping gas, self-propelled flying machines, genetic engineering (which produces slave races of giants and dwarfs), and a subway system” (Nevins, i09). Early ink owner signature on half-title.A few spots of foxing to interior, only light rubbing to cloth, mild toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Rare.

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        Defenders and offenders

      D. Buchner & Co, New York, 1888-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Octavo. Original green cloth. 10 chromolithographic portraits of policemen and 200 chromolithographic portraits of villains on 50 sheets Extensive rubbing to boards, chipping and wear to edges, slightly shaken. Soiling and ruffling to pages. <br> Features illustrations and biographies of ten "Defenders" (all police chiefs, nine from New York City and one from Jersey City, New Jersey) as well all 200 "Offenders" (murderers, burglars, forgers, etc.) who appeared on the company's set of N283 tobacco cards. As noted on the actual tobacco cards, this album was only available as a premium to customers who sent in any 200 of the "Offenders" tobacco cards. One of the rarest and most desirable of all nonsport tobacco premiums. Adams Six-Guns, 578

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        Great Modern Painters

      1888. (ART). The Great Modern Painters. English, French, German, etc. Medalists of Successive Universal Expositions. Texts by the Principal Art-Critics. Paris: Goupil, 1884. Two volumes bound in eight. Large folio (12 by 19 inches), original printed paper-covered boards with brown cloth spines. $1650.“AmateurÂ’s edition,” number 350 of 850 copies printed on French vellum paper, with 120 photogravures and hundreds of in-text illustrations.Covers the works of 24 artists active in the late 19th century, including Baudry, Bonnat, Gerome, Meissonier, Boulanger, Bonheur, Millais, and Bouguereau. Text and plates fine, faint soiling to a few of the original front boards. A magnificent production.

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        L'Aveu, Drame en un Acte en Prose

      1888. First Edition . Signed. BERNHARDT, Sarah. LÂ’Aveu. Drame en un Acte en Prose. Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1888. Octavo, contemporary full brown morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2800.First edition, in French, of this one-act dramatic comedy, inscribed by Bernhardt in French to Lord Lytton on preliminary leaf: “To His Excellent Lord Lytton, my colleague in dreams, Sarah Bernhardt, 1890.” Handsomely bound by Pierson.Sarah Bernhardt was the 19th centuryÂ’s most famous actress. Known for the power of her acting as much as for her beauty, she captivated audiences in a wide variety of roles ranging from Joan of Arc to Cleopatra to the titular role in Hamlet. LÂ’Aveu was one of BernhardtÂ’s own plays, produced in 1888 at the Odéon in Paris. Though it was not successful as some of Bernhardt better known plays, it was distinguished by BernhardtÂ’s personal dedication to it. Lytton was a successful playwright, poet (publishing under the name “Owen Meredith”), and diplomat, who served in India during the critical period of the Afghan War in the late 1870Â’s. Lytton undoubtedly met Bernhardt through their association with the theater.Very light scattered foxing to text, binding handsome. Near-fine condition, most desirable inscribed.

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        L'abbé Jules

      Edition for which he was shot 10 copies numbered luxury.Binding half morocco with corners vintage cocoa. Back to jansenist nerves. golden head. Nets on the boards. preserved covers. Back slightly and uniformly thinned. Traces of friction (joints, wedges, flat). Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 In-12 (12,5x19cm) 322pp. relié

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      First edition published at the author's expense in a small number of copies.Paper Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot, reprising the gold criss-crossed cover of the work, red morocco title-piece, fragile covers preserved, top edge gilt.Rare autograph inscription signed by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam to the Marquis de Monthec.A little light spotting.  N. Scheuring & Cie Paris 1888 10x16cm relié

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        Panorama von Unna.'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Friedrich Gottlieb Müller, 1888, 45,5 x 63 Westfalia Picta 423. Articus, Schles.-Holst. Ortsansichten von F.G. Müller. - Müller geb. 1816 in Roda (Stadtroda) gest. 1908 in Hannover lieferte über 130 Lithographien im wesentlichen aus Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen u. Westfalen. - Müller arbeitete von 1844 bis 1884 in Verden. - Von 1884 an lebte er in Hannover. - Vorliegendes Blatt mit 15 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Mittig großes Panorama von der Brauerei v. Rasche u. Beckmann gesehen umgeben von dem Amtsgericht, Ev. Krankenhaus, Brauerei Rasche u. Beckmann, Marktplatz mit Kriegerdenkmal, Ev. Kirche, Kath. Krankenhaus, Brauerei v. Klönne, Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Kath. Kirche, Kaiserl. Postamt, Bahnhof, Amtshaus i. Königsborn, Badehaus zu Königsborn u. Saline Königsborn.

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        The Happy Prince

      A work that bolstered Wilde's cache and which he described as "not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."*** One of 1000 copies published in May of 1888. Preceded by an extremely rare signed limited edition of 75 copies. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacob Hood. Original Japanese vellum boards a bit rubbed, with small stain at foot of spine. Endpapers discolored by binder's glue, else internally clean. Very Good or better in a great custom folding-case. A solid copy of a title that's rare in nice original condition.

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        Contemporary German Art

      , 1888. 1888. First Edition . PIETSCH, Ludwig. Contemporary German Art at the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. London: George Bell & Sons, 1888. Two volumes. Folio (10 by 12-1/2 inches), 20th-century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited first edition in English, one of only 1000 copies printed, translated by N. D

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