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        Trente ans de Paris

      Paris, Marpon et Flammarion, 1888. - LIVRES Édition originale. 1 des 125 exemplaires sur Japon, seul grand papier.Très bel ouvrage bien relié auquel on a ajouté in-fine un portrait de Daudet paru dans l'Illustration au format du livre. 1 volume in-12. 1/2 maroquin à coins vert bouteille, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couv. illustrées et dos cons. Kieffer rel. avec signature et étiquette. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ON HOUSE OF COMMONS LETTERHEAD, and manuscript leaf from his novel "Lady Lee's Widowhood"

      [London, U.K.]: 22 June 1888. - [London, U.K.]: 22 June 1888. 1888. Very good. - Letter: small octavo [7-3/8 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide]. 128 words penned in black ink on all 4 sides of a folded, 4-sided sheet of House of Commons letterhead with the Commons seal at the top of the first side. Signed "Yours sincerely / Edward Hamley". There is occasional very light foxing to the letterhead & 2 pieces of mounting tape adhere to the right margin of the 4th side where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded once for mailing. Very good.Manuscript leaf: small quarto [9 inches high by 7 inches wide]. 83 words penned in black ink on one side of a sheet of cream watermarked paper. Folded 3 times with slight darkening down the top end of 1 vertical fold. 2 small pieces of tape adhere to the verso of the sheet where it has been removed from an album. Very good. The letter addressed to "My dear Mrs. Ford" expresses his regret that he missed her when he called on her. He congratulates her on becoming "the Mistress of Pencarrow", her family's estate and her childhood home. He goes on to complain about the House of Commons workload, though "we are not quite such slaves as we were last year." The manuscript leaf is from Hamley's novel "Lady Lee's Widowhood" and is headed "Chap. II." The page, which ends in mid-sentence describes the morning toiletries of two women characters. The first sentence of the extract reads: "Rosa, constitutionally an early riser, used to be always up before Orelia in the morning, until the latter took it into her head to have a shower-bath fitted up in the closet that opened from their room."Sir Edward Bruce Hamley [1824-1893] served in the Crimean War. He was professor of military history at the Staff College, Sandhurst from 1858 to 1877 and was Commandant of the College from 1870-1877. He was chief of the commission for the delimitation of the Balkan and Armenian frontiers [1879-80] and commanded a division in the Egyptian war of 1882. He was promoted to General in 1890. Hamley was Member of Parliament for Birkenhead from 1885 until his death in 1893.In addition to works on the Crimean War and his military manual "The Operations of War", Hamley was a short-story writer and poet, a translator of French verse, and the author of a novel "Lady Lee's Widowhood". He was a valued contributor to Blackwood's Magazine, wherein the novel first appeared in 1853. It was subsequently published in two volumes by William Blackwood and Sons in 1854. [Sadleir 1103; Wolff 2949].Both the letter and the manuscript come from the autograph collection of Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain". The autograph collection [known as the Pencarrow Collection] was formed from the 1850s onwards, largely by Mary Ford in her long period of widowhood. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Artifact] Color printed cotton inauguration 'draw-string bag' for Benjamin Harrison

      , 1888 /1889. 1888 /1889. Very good; two tiny holes and minor water spot; colors are strong.. Color printed cotton with portraits of Harrison and George Washington below American flags and an eagle. It meas. appx. 23 x 17 inches. Apparently an inaugural artifact (souvenir?) for Benjamin Harrison. Washington's inaugural was in New York City, a century before Harrison. Hence the pairing of the two on this printed cotton artifact. A handsome piece of election memorabilia. Absent from Threads of History.

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      1888. Société Générale d'Education et d'Enseignement. 1888-1912. In-8.Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur bon état. 23 volumes. 6 premiers volumes (1888-1893) reliés avec titre, année et filets dorés sur les dos. 7 volumes (1897-1903) reliés demi-cuir, avec titre, année et filets dorés sur le dos. Ex-Libris illustré d'une gravure en noir et blanc (F. Duilhé de Saint-Projet), collé au dos du 1er plat des premiers volumes. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Bulletins de jan. à déc. de chaque année. Manquent les années 1904 et 1905, N° 11 de l'année 1907 (nov.). Communications de la Société. Travaux du Comité du Contentieux. Etudes et travaux sur les questions d'enseignement. La campagne de laïcisation et la résistance. Jurisprudence...

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      The Hague: Topographische Inrichting 1888 - Chromolithograph, printed on 9 sheets, each sheet 47.5 x 61 cm (19 x 24 inches), that if joined would form a map approximately 160 x 130 cm (63 x 51 inches), housed in original paper wrappers (Very Good, a few closed marginal tears, overall sharp and clean, wrappers with chipped edges re-enforced on verso with archival tape). The extremely rare first edition of the spectacular 9-sheet map of Besuki, East Java, from outstanding ‘Residentiekaarten’ series, the product of the Herculean Dutch effort to scientifically survey Java and Madura, printed with a resplendent and award-winning technique of chromolithography.

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        Nouveaux contes cruels

      La librairie illustrée 1888 - - La librairie illustrée, Paris 1888, 10x16cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, dos à quatre nerfs, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier façon bois, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, ex-libris de René Rouzaud avec sa devise "La goualante" encollé sur un contreplat, élégante reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi en reliure moderne avec ses couvertures et son dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion - 6 Volumes, Complete

      Surgeon General's Office of the United States, Washington D.C. 1888 - 1875-88. Ex-library. All six volumes have text-blocks intact and in very good condition, clean and unmarked but for handwritten library markings on title pages. However, all 6 volumes would benefit from rebinding, several with covers detached, several with major spine damage. Five of the six are in the green cloth binding. Vol. II of Part 1 is in the 1/2 leather with marbled endpapers, front cover detached. Part First, Vols. I and 2, are second issue. Part Second Vol. 1 is first issue, Part Second Vol 2 is second issue. Part Third Volume I has no statement of issue (presumed first issue), and Part Third Volume II is second issue. The definitive work on the practice of medicine during the Civil War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [NATIVES OF RUSSIAN PACIFIC SHORES] Ocherk inorodtsev russkogo poberezhiya Tikhogo okeana [i.e. Sketch of the Natives of the Russian Coast of the Pacific]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of A.S. Suvorin, 1888. [2], 78 pp. Octavo. Contemporary green quarter cloth with marbled boards. Upper corner of the last free endpaper cut off and repaired with paper, otherwise a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare Russian imprint as no copies were found in Worldcat. Interesting eye-witness description of a Russian merchant voyage to the North Pacific and the Arctic Ocean around the Chukotka Peninsula, published as an offprint from the Proceedings of the Russian Geographical Society (vol. XXIV). Resin, an associate of the Governor General of the new Priamyrskoe [Near the Amur River] Governorate (formed in 1884) was assigned to observe and describe its northern regions. In May-September 1885 he joined whaling schooner Sibir' captain planned to reach Wrangel Island, but was forced to turn back by the pack ice. During the return trip the schooner called at the Ratmanov Island (the Diomedes, Bering Strait) and traded there with the Chukchi. On the way to the Providence Bay the ship visited the Tkachen Bay (Chukotka) where the crew picked up a skull of a deceased Chukchi man which was later sent to the Academy of Sciences. The book describes the voyage from Vladivostok to the Karaga River (Northern Kamchatka) and further north around the Chukotka Peninsula; geography, climate, flora & fauna of Kamchatka, native population of the Petropavlovsk district, and the Gizhiginsky district (''chukmari'' or Kereks, sedentiary Koriaks, Raindeer Koriaks and Chukchi, sedentiary Chukchi). Special part is dedicated to the activities of the Americans near Russian Pacific shores (about 30-35 whaling and trading ships call every year, they hunt whales and walruses, bring rum, Winchester guns, tobacco, gun powder, knives, axes, animal traps, pottery, fabrics etc.), the author concludes that their influence to the natives is negative and proposes to establish a permanent coast guard at the Kamchatka and Chukotka shores.

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        Typewritten memoir built upon and expanding a Civil War Diary kept by an officer in the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteers

      Pittsburgh: D. C. Williams Press, 1888. 1/2 leather. Very good. Rebound in half-leather. Typewritten. Complete. 361 pages. Sound binding. Clean pages. Light wear. In addition to his diary-memoir, this lot also includes a 233-page family genealogy, Thomas Robinson and his Descendants with entries about him and a 499-page text, Pennsylvania at Chickamauga and Chattanooga: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments, which contains transcripts of two of Robinson's speeches. This memoir is built upon an American Civil War diary kept by Robinson, who at various times was a member of the 9th, 73rd, and 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiments. Entries detail the drudgery of military life, countless marches, ever-present sickness and death, battle action, and the life of a prisoner of war. It begins with Robinson's enlistment in the spring of 1861 as a private in the 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers and follows his career, mostly while assigned to the 77th, through to his Brevet Colonel promotion and return from the war in 1866. Robinson participated in the Siege of Corinth and the Battle of Stone River (Murfreesboro). He received a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga and was taken prisoner after which he was shipped east and confined, first at Richmond's infamous Liberty Prison, then Salisbury, Macon, Charleston, and Columbia. He was eventually paroled, exchanged, and returned to his command. He then led the 77th Regiment in pursuit of Confederate forces throughout Alabama and east Tennessee. After the Army of Virginia surrendered at Appomattox, Robinson and his regiment were reassigned to occupy Texas until January, 1866 when they were returned to Philadelphia and mustered out of the service. Robinson's account is well written and contains some fascinating observations, including: * Upon his commission, Robinson was assigned to the 73rd Infantry which consisted entirely of recent German immigrants; this was done "in order to Americanize them." There he found rations consisted primarily of "lager, pretzels, sauerkraut, rye bread and sweitzer-kase." * At the final assault on Corinth, "They ran like sheep before us. . . . The Army in the night blowing up magazines an burning everything of value. Corinth looks like starvation. . . . We rest. * During the Battle of Stone River, "the 77th was not taken by surprise, as it had been standing at arms since 4 o'clock in the morning and presented at all times an unbroken front to the enemy. In the midst of the battle . . . we formed line after line, being driven back each time, at length . . . a stand was taken and the Enemy was repulsed. . . ." * "What a sad work for us! Was out over the battlefield, and am to-night sick with its scenes of horror. Many have tried to check the flow of blood from their own veins until too weak, then died with their eyes turned toward out lines, vainly wishing for help. . . . " * At Chickamauga we "marched eight miles this morning and went immediately into one of the most desperate battles of the war. . . . Fresh troops were brought up and came rushing upon us and we fought them until 8 P.M. Dark - and no support coming up - they flanked us, and here I am, a prisoner, on my melancholy way to Dixie - sick with chills, and no blanket, - nothing to eat - my haversack, sword and belt taken from me. His recounting of the bleakness of prison life is riveting in its concise despair. * We receive "1/2 loaf of bread and six oz. of meat a day. . . . Without blanket . . . 'Tis very cold. Must walk to keep warm. . . . Nothing to eat. . . Nothing to wear. . . No stool to sit upon. Must squat. . . . Time hangs heavy." * "Six hundred men in a small yard with no shade. . . . All of the filth and garbage of the prison is thrown out among us. Words can't describe the miserable condition we are in here. . . . Corn bread for two men . . . the size of half a brick, and indigestible. Horrible stuff. . . ." * "Today has been as yesterday, only more abundant in its ennui. . . . The C.S.A. is rotten and it stinks. . . . Beef and pork are played out, and we mourn our daily dish of soup. . . . Sweet potatoes are issued in place of meat." * "Our men from Belle Isle passed the prison to-day. A sad sight! Many of them unable to walk alone - leaning upon their comrades - literally starved, - dirty ghastly, thin legs and arms. Poor fellows! We pay back ten-fold." Quite scarce. As of 2017, OCLC locates only one other example at the John Heinz History Center in Ohio. None in the trade and no auction records at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub.

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        LE ROMAN COMIQUE. Nouvelle édition illustrée de trois cent cinquante compositions par Edouard Zier

      Paris, Librairie artistique H. Launette et Cie, 1888 - Paris, Librairie artistique H. Launette et Cie, 1888 [Imprimerie Claude Motteroz] 1 volume grand in-4 (33 x 25 cm) de XII-453-(1) pages. 350 compositions dans le texte en noir. Reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin marron à larges coins, dos lisse orné d'un encadrement en long d'un jeu de cinq filets dorés concentriques, titre doré en oblique, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture conservée (en couleur à l'aquarelle). Reliure signée CH. MEUNIER. Bel exemplaire très frais. Quelques rousseurs inévitables au papier de Chine qui en reste cependant majoritairement dépourvu (quelques pages plus intensément roussies). Exemplaire relié à toutes marges. Quelques infimes frottements à la reliure, petites piqures sombre au dos, néanmoins bel exemplaire décoratif. On joint le prospectus de l'édition (rousseurs).EXEMPLAIRE DE DÉDICACE OFFERT PAR L’ÉDITEUR H. LAUNETTE A OCTAVE UZANNE, DIRECTEUR DE LA REVUE LE LIVRE, HOMME DE LETTRES ET BIBLIOPHILE. "A Monsieur Octave Uzanne, hommage bien affectueux de son dévoué H. Launette" (envoi autographe.EXEMPLAIRE RELIÉ A L'ÉPOQUE POUR OCTAVE UZANNE PAR CHARLES MEUNIER, DANS LEQUEL IL A FAIT MONTER EN TÊTE DU VOLUME UN INTÉRESSANT COURRIER DE L'ÉDITEUR DANS LEQUEL CELUI-CI PRÉCISE QU'IL N'A ÉTÉ TIRÉ QUE 5 EXEMPLAIRES SUR CHINE, HORS-COMMERCE, DONT CELUI-CI.Très belle édition du Roman Comique de Scarron paru pour la première fois entre 1651 et 1657. Scarron mourut alors qu'il travaillait à la troisième partie du roman, qui reste donc inachevé. L'adjectif « comique » de son titre indique à la fois qu'il s'agit d'une œuvre plaisante, humoristique, et qui relève de la comédie. Dédicacé au cardinal de Retz, le roman débute par l'arrivée d'une troupe de comédiens au Mans et raconte leurs aventures rocambolesques dans la ville et aux environs. Il comporte une série d'histoires enchâssées : la plupart sont des nouvelles espagnoles que Scarron a traduites et adaptées. Parmi ces histoires, la plus célèbre est celle du Destin, le nom de scène de Garrigues, et de L'Étoile, en réalité Mlle de La Boissière. Garrigues a rencontré Mlle de La Boissière à Rome, alors qu'un Français brutal tentait de lui arracher son voile. Il est tombé follement amoureux d'elle. Pour échapper à son rival, Garrigues emmène son aimée dans une troupe de comédiens rencontrée à Paris. Mais il est rattrapé par celui-ci, et de multiples aventures vont s'enchaîner. Aux différentes histoires d'amour enchâssées, Scarron a mêlé les épisodes les plus comiques, autour d'un personnage nain et niais, Ragotin, sorte de miroir dérisoire de Scarron lui-même, dont le corps malade était atrophié et contrefait. L'illustration profuse et spirituelle d'Edouard Zier est parfaitement adaptée au texte.Provenance : Ancienne collection Bertrand Hugonnard-Roche avec son paraphe BHR, 2013 à l'encre. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE OCTAVE UZANNE DU RARISSIME TIRAGE SUR PAPIER DE CHINE DANS UNE SOBRE ET ÉLÉGANTE RELIURE DE CHARLES MEUNIER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Birds of New Zealand

      The author,, London 1888 - 36 cm, 2 volumes ( pp.lxxxiv,250;xv,359), Second edition 50 plates, including 48 coloured lithographs Original cloth with bird illustration on front boards,gilt, early morocco spines, recased with spine decoration. occasional creases, some spotting/foxing on some pages and plates, but most plates are clean and good original colour with tissues , Bagnall 757 A good handsome copy

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        A Personal Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition. In two volumes

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co. 1888 - first edition; 2 vols., xv, 447, 32 (publisher's catalogue) + vii, 492 pp., folding map; original red-stamped blue cloth, head of spine of the second volume is chipped with some loss, small hand stamp to title pages, text unopened, else a very good set. Photos available upon request.

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        Wissenschaftliche Luftfahrten. Ausgeführt vom Deutschen Verein zur Förderung der Luftschiffahrt in Berlin. 1. Geschichte und Beobachtungsmaterial 2. Beschreibung und Ergebnisse der einzelnen Fahrten 3. Zusammenfassung und Hauptergebnisse.

      3 Bände., Mit zus. 1 chromolith. Frontispiz, 5 farb. lith. Tafeln, 4 weiteren Tafeln, 349 Textabbildungen und 59 Karten. Gering berieben und bestoßen Kanten leicht beschabt Vorderdeckel von Band 2 mit sehr schwachem Fleck und hinterer Deckel dieses Bandes mit winziger Bezugspapierläsur Vorderdeckel von Band 3 am Kopf im Bereich des Rückens leicht verblasst - insgesamt ein sehr schönes Exemplar des monumentalen Werkes. Bedeutende Dokumentation über die erste systematische Untersuchung der höheren Luftschichten. Insgesamt werden 75 seit dem Jahr 1888 erfolgte Ballonfahrten analysiert. Der erste Band enthält eine Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Luftfahrten seit dem Jahr 1783 (S. 1-136). Beiträge von Richard Assmann, Hans Gross, Arthur Berson, Victor Kremser, Richard Börnstein, Otto Baschin, Reinhard Süring und Wilhelm von Bezold. Brockett I, 949.

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        The Story of the Gadsbys, a Tale without a Plot.

      1888 - First edition. 8vo., original pictorial wrappers with a design after the author's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Fine early red straight grained morocco slipcase by Rivière. Allahabad, published by Messrs A.H. Wheeler. Very minor damage to the spine, but an excellent copy of the first issue of the second book in the Indian Railway Library, in a very handsome early slipcase. Richards notes that the cover drawing illustrating the lovers is of Trix, Rudyard's beautiful and witty younger sister, who was at the time in an on-off engagement. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A China e os chins, recordaciones de viagem (Cover-title also in Chinese)

      Typographia a vapor de A. Godel 1888 - Lomo reconstruído artesanalmente. Daños en la tapa original. Algunas manchas de humedad en su interior. Mapa y texto íntegro y en aceptable estado. Algunos subrayados a lápiz en su interior. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. 399 p. illus. (incl. plan, music) plates, fold. map. 19 cm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzschnitten. III. Band, Nach Gemälden und Skulpturen berühmter Meister der Gegenwart

      um 1888 Teil I. Lieferung I - XIII, 72 ganz- oder doppelseitige Kunstblätter, Teil II. Skizzen, Studien, Zeitillustrationen und Portraits (div. Textillustrationen), Teil III. Erzählungen und Novellen, Teil IV. Grössere illustrierte Aufsätze, Teil V. Gedichte und Aphorismen reich dek. Einbd. (Ln mit Vierfarbendruck und Goldprägung), marm. Schnitt, Seidenhemdchen (teilw. zerknittert und braunfleckig), Gilb, Vorsatz mit Ausfärbung des Einbands, außen geringf. berieben, sehr schönes Ex.!

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        L'Aveu, Drame en un Acte en Prose

      1888 - BERNHARDT, Sarah. L’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 century’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. L’Aveu was one of Bernhardt’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 Bernhardt’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 1870’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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'abbé Jules

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1888, In-12 (12,5x19cm), 322pp., relié. - Edizione per la quale è stato girato 10 copie numerate di lusso. Binding metà marocco con angoli di cacao epoca. Torna nervi giansenisti. testa dorata. Reti sulle stoviglie. coperture conservati. Leggermente indietro e in modo uniforme assottigliato. Tracce di attrito (mascelle, cunei, piatti). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il a été tiré 10 exemplaires de luxe numérotés. Reliure en demi maroquin à coins d'époque cacao. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Tête dorée. Filets sur les plats. Couvertures conservées. Dos légèrement et uniformément éclairci. Traces de frottements (mors, coins, plats, coiffes). Sobre et bel exemplaire.

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        Azul. (I. Cuentos en prosa - II. El año lírico).

      - Imprenta y Litografía Excelsior, 1888, Valparaíso. 18x12. XXXIV+138 págs. Media piel desgastada sin conservar cubiertas. La portada tiene la hoja algo más recortada que el resto del libro y la huella de dos sellos raspados, en uno de ellos con mínima pérdida de papel. En la pág. III está escrita a pluma la fecha (1888). Interior del libro en buen estado, bastante limpio. // Prólogo de E. de la Barra // Primera edición // Muy raro // Importante. Libro fundacional del modernismo hispánico y de la poesía contemporánea, saludado por Juan Valera en dos cartas publicadas en "El Imparcial": «Ud. no imita a ninguno: ni es Ud. romántico, ni naturalista, ni neurótico, ni decadente, ni simbólico, ni parnasiano. Usted lo ha revuelto todo: lo ha puesto a cocer en el alambique de su cerebro, y ha sacado de ello una rara quinta esencia» // Rubén Darío (Metapa, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1867-León, Nicaragua, 1916) // [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Las rosas andinas. Rimas y contra-rimas

      Imprenta y Librería Americana, Valparaíso 1888 - 46 p. ; 26x10 cms. Encuadernado sin cubiertas originales. Poesías nicaragüenses (A-242E-ID-CM) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society. New series, volumes I-VI in 6 volumes.

      25 x 16. Each volume ca. 400 pp. Contemporary halfcloth bindings (vol. VI in later cloth). *Eine Zeitschrift über Geschichte und Kultur der Zigeuner. Eine erste Serie erschien 1888-1892 in 3 Bänden. erst 1907 folgte nach 15-jähriger Pause eine Neue Serie (9 Bände 1907-1916). Die Zeitschrift erscheint (in der 4. Serie) bis heute. Vorliegend die ersten 6 Bände der neuen Serie in den Originalausgaben, erschienen in kleiner Auflage nur für die Mitglieder der Organisation. - Die broschierten Orig.-Umschläge meist mit eingebunden. Bei 2 Bänden mit Abfärbung vom Buchschnitt auf das Frontispiz. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Bibliotheksdublette, Titelblatt rückseitig mit entwertetem Stempel. / A yearbook for the history and culture of the gypsy. 1888-1892 appeared a first series in 3 volumes. The organisation was inactiv 1893-1907. A second series appeared 1907-1916 in 9 vols. - Here are present the first 6 volumes of the second series in original editions. - In all well preserved library copies: Titles recto with old stamp. In 2 volumes the frontispiece with discoloring from the edges. Orig. wrappers mostly bound in.

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        Oeuvres : théorie analytique de la chaleur, mémoires publiés dans divers recueils (2 volumes).

      Gauthier-Villars, 2 volumes, 1888-1890, 563-633 pp., demi-chagrin, environ 27x22cm, dos et mors frottés, coins émoussés, un feuillet détaché à la fin du premier volume (sans manque), premiers mors fendu à l'intérieur, intérieurs propres.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        South Africa. Illustrated by a series of one hundred and four permanent Photographs.

      Published by the Author, Port Elizabeth, 1888. - EA. Mit 107 (!) aufgewalzten Fotografien in Lichtdruck (statt 104, wie im Titel und im Vorwort angegeben), 5 davon in 32,5 x 23,3cm, 102 davon in 19 x 12,5cm. Dekorativer Original-Ganzleder-Einband mit Deckel- und Rücken-Goldprägung sowie Resten einer Metall-Schließe, schwere Vorsatzblätter in Moire-Effekt, Goldschnitt. Eingeleitet von 4 Seiten Text. Folio-Format 37,5 x 30,5 cm. Einband berieben, Rücken sorgfältig restauriert mit aufgezogenem Original-Rücken. Innen teils gering stockfleckig, Fotografien nicht betroffen. Guter Zustand. Ein Kaleidoskop des damaligen Südafrika mit Ansichten von Städten, Häusern, Landschaften, Arbeitern, Minen, Ureinwohnern. Zahlreiche Fotos von enormer Brillianz und Tiefenschärfe. Selten , vermutl. einmalig mit 107 Fotografien.

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        Autograph letter signed ("P. Verlaine" and "P. V."). Paris, 9. IV. 1888.

      1888. 8vo. 2 2/3 pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee whose beautiful book he has read with much pleasure.

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        Allgemeine Maschinenlehre. Ein Leitfaden für Vorträge, sowie zum Selbststudium des heutigen Maschinenwesens, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner Entwicklung. Für angehende Techniker, Cameralisten, Landwirthe und Gebildete jeden Standes. 4 Bände.

      Zus. ca. 5000 Seiten mit ca. 2500 teils blattgroßen Textholzstichen und einigen Tafeln. Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Rücken leicht verblasst). *Umfangreiches systematisches Kompendium zum Maschinenbau im späten 19. Jahrhundert, eine reich illustrierte zeitgenössische Fundgrube über alle Sparten und Arten von Maschinen. Bände 1-4 erschienen bis 1888 von Rühlmann, ein fünfter Band wurde erst 1902 von Osw. Flamm beendet. - Band 1: Maschinen zum Messen und Zählen / Maschinen zur Aufnahme der Menschen- und Tierkräfte. Wasserräder, Windräder Dampfmaschinen, Luftmaschinen. - Band 2: Mühlen und landwirtschaftliche Maschinen (auch Locomobile und transportable Dampfmaschinen). - Band 3: Straßen- und Eisenbahnfuhrwerke, einschl. Lokomotiven, Dampf-Omnibusse, Maschinen und Apparate für pneumatischen Transport. - Band 4: Maschinen zur Ortsveränderung, Heb- und Senkmaschinen, Ramm-Maschinen, Bagger, Pumpen, Kompressoren, Transmission. - 5. Band: Geschichte der Ruder-, Segel- und Dampfschiffe. Practischer Schiffbau. Entwerfen von Schiffen. Theorie des Schiffes. Schiffskessel und Schiffsmaschinen. - Titelblätter rückseitig gestempelt, sonst durchweg sauber und gut erhalten.

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        The Journal of Indian Art, Vol. 2, Nos. 17-24

      W. Griggs, London 1888 - Green gilt embossed publisher's cloth. Unpaginated, and filled with over 100 breathtaking colored chromolithographs and other two-tone plates and images. The book contains 45 single color plates, almost all with multiple (2 or 3) images on each plate. There also are 3 double-page plates, so the total number of color IMAGES is about 130. The majority of the illustrations are bw or sepia duotone. A bit heavy at 6 pounds and will require extra postage. Scholarly literature on the decorative arts in India is scanty and mainly in learned journals. The Journal of Indian Art and Industries (1886-1916) is the most important and contains numerous pioneering studies. Original front and rear wraps from each issue are bound in at the rear. These covers have the contents of each issue printed on them. This is the exceedingly rare second volume of this seminal and Influential periodical on Indian arts. See article by Peter H. Hoffenberg entitled "John Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Griggs and The Journal of Indian Art and Industry" written in 2003 for a complete description of this periodical. He states: ".Kipling's and Buck's vision encouraged use of the latest photographic and reproductive innovations to ensure accurate and attractive illustrations of lasting quality. Griggs and his editorial staff took advantage of that encouragement and of the most current technology to produce exquisite color chromo- and photo-lithographs bound in leather. Black and white illustrations were also included.No doubt the publisher applied chromo-lithographic technologies from Britain and the continent, but the pages of the Journal also included illustrations resulting from innovative work in the heliogravure and collotype sections of India's own Revenue and Agriculture Department, particularly the offices devoted to the Survey of India. " The first 4 or 5 volumes of this publication seem exceedingly scarce. Contents are VG or better, Front cover is stained, defective and warped, but could be restored by a skilled binder, minor wrinkling to first few sheets at top only. There is light off-setting from each colored plate onto the facing page (usually a blank page, so no text is marred). The volume is ex-library from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a stamp on the title page, a sticker on the back free end paper, and the remnant of a pocket inside the back cover. In addition, each color plate is library-stamped on the reverse. A personal bookplate of William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston surgeon and collector of Asian (especially Japanese) art. He donated his entire collection of 25,000 works of art to the MFA. The front hinge, although sturdy, is beginning to separate. There is a 4-inch vertical tear to one page, close to the hinge. No plates have tissue guards, but there is a loose tissue guard with bw illustration laid in at a random place (VG condition; could be framed). The contents are bound consecutively but without original covers, as various "chapters" of a book. The original paper covers are bound together, in order, at the back of the volume. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der dritte Weg- ein Roman von Egmont Colerus/ Rarität mit Widmung und Signatur des Autors!!!!!

      leicht schief, Einband an den Kanten abgegriffen, gebräunt, Inhalt:Erstes Buch: DER GÖTZE KULTUR:Der Zusammenprall- Die Durchdringung- Die eiserne Wand- Der Wurf- Die Ringwellen fluten zurückZweites Buch: SCHACH DEM KREISLAUF Der Aufmarsch- Maschinen und Brücken- Das Gehirn- Der Sieg- Das neue Fragezeichen"Egmont Colerus von Geldern (1888- 1939) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. Colerus von Geldern stammte aus einer alten niederländischen Offiziersfamilie, die um 1750 aus Holland nach Österreich eingewandert war. .. 1920 veröffentlichte Colerus seine ersten beiden Bücher - Antarktis, das er bereits 1914, sowie Sodom, das er 1917 bis 1919 verfasst hatte. Als Colerus nach zwei Jahren wieder halbwegs arbeitsfähig war, trat er im Herbst 1921 hauptberuflich als Beamter ins österreichische Bundesamt für Statistik ein, die heutige Statistik Austria. In dieser Zeit verfasste er weitere historische Romane, Sachbücher und auch Dramen. Seine Bücher schrieb er großteils in der Nacht, üblicherweise zwischen zehn Uhr und Mitternacht. 1930 wurde seine Tochter Monica geboren dieses Ereignis spiegelt sich in seinem Roman Matthias Werner im letzten Kapitel Das Gebet an der Wiege, das auch eine Vision des Zweiten Weltkriegs enthält. Ein von Walther Neugebauer geleiteter Kurs für höhere und statistische Mathematik, den er am Bundesamt für Statistik besuchte, erweckte in ihm die Liebe zur Mathematik. Um "die Abscheu vor der reinsten, fast möchte ich sagen, heiligsten aller Wissenschaften" zu bekämpfen, schrieb er seine populärwissenschaftlichen mathematischen Sachbücher "Vom Einmaleins zum Integral", "Vom Punkt zur vierten Dimension" und "Von Pythagoras bis Hilbert", die in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt wurden und auch heute noch für den mathematisch interessierten Laien sehr lesenswert sind.....Colerus behandelte in seinen Romanen aus einer zutiefst humanistischen Weltsicht in impressionistischer, teilweise auch expressionistischer Art vielfältige Problemstellungen der Zwischenkriegszeit, teils in der Form von Zeitromanen, teils in historischer Einkleidung. Er zählte damit in der Zwischenkriegszeit zu den erfolgreichsten deutschen Schriftstellern (Gesamtauflage über 670.000 Exemplare), einzelne seiner Werke wurden in bis zu zehn Sprachen übersetzt." aus wikipedia Wir danken unseren Kunden/Kundinnen und Kollegen/Kolleginnen für ein schönes Jahr 2016. Und wünschen ALLEN ein gutes neues Jahr 2017.

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        L'EMPIRE BYZANTIN et la Monarchie Franque

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie 1888 - ÉTUDES BYZANTINES. Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1888. In-8° de XII & 484 pp. Demi chagrin rouge, dos a 4 nerfs, filets dores entre-nerfs. auteur titre et tomaison graves or . Plats marbres. (Couv. cons). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Trackman's Helper. A Pocket Companion For the Track Foremen Generally. It Treats on More than 300 Different Subjects Relating to Track Work with Rules, Tables and Illustrations. As a Book of Reference for Section Foremen is Superior to any Book heretofore Published

      Mitchell, Dakota: Joseph Kindelan, Roadmaster / The Mitchell Printing Co.. (1888). First. First edition. Small octavo. 299pp.; 5pp. of ads. Red paper gilt over boards. Small publisher's label front pastedown, modest rubbing at the extremities, a nice, very good copy. OCLC locates about six copies of the Dakota edition over two records. .

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        The Nurseryman's Specimen Book of American Fruits, Flowers, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses &c. Rochester Lithographing Company, successors to D. M. Dewey's American Fruit & Flower Plates .

      Rochester Lithographing Company, Rochester 1888 - (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). Chromolithographed title, 53 chromolithographed plates. Some staining. Contemporary wallet-style calf, rebacked. Housed in a cloth chemise and morocco backed slipcase. Provenance: William Morton & Son, Galena Indiana (name in gilt on flap of binding) A fine "tree-peddler's" sample book with a large range of images of various varieties of fruit, flowering plants and trees available This sample book includes a wide variety of plants, including roses and other flowering plants, trees and shrubs and a plethora of fruits, including apples, pears, berries, grapes, cherries, etc. "From the 1850s, as Rochester [N.Y.] became an important centre of nursery gardening, another local industry grew up to provide illustrations of fruit, flowers, shrubs, trees, selections of which were used as catalogues by travelling 'tree peddlers' who sold plants from the nurseries they represented to farmers and gardeners in the territories they visited. The earliest illustrations of this kind were watercolours copied by local artists, but soon their production was made more efficient by the use of stencils to provide theorem paintings of flowers and fruit. Printed outlines or lithographs were also coloured by hand until chromolithographs added colour to the basic process, though even then they were often finished by hand." (Oak Spring Pomona, p.167). The plates in the present sample book are by the Rochester Lithographing Company who were "in the nurserymen's plate business by 1888. Beginning that year and continuing into the twentieth century, [the firm]. is listed in the city directories under both 'Fruit Plates' and 'Nurserymen's Plates'" (Kabelac). Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac 'Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates' in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 65. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Africa. No. 7 (1888). Reports on Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa: 1887-88. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. November 1888. [C.-5578]. London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1888.

      1888. Folio. IV, 87, (1) pp. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including reports of naval battles with dhows (often flying false French colours) between the east coast of Africa and Jeddah, as well as a report on British activity in the Arabian Gulf which halted the slave trade on the northern shore of the Peninsula: "the strict blockade which has been established on the Arabian coast during the past two seasons has to a great extent stopped the transport of cargoes of slaves in large numbers from Africa to the Arabian coast and the Persian Gulf" (p. 3). - A good copy. Not in Bennett, but cf. his no. 519, noting Parliamentary Paper C.-5575, possibly in error.

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        Die Loango-Expedition. Dritte Abtheilung, erste und zweite Hälfte. (In einem Band).

      Erste Hälfte: Mit vielen Abbildungen und einer farblithographischen Faltkarte, Leipzig, Verlag Eduard Baldamus, 1888, (3 Blätter), 316 Seiten, 28x19, Privat-Halbleinenband mit Rückenschild, durchgehend wasserwellig, stellenweise wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, zweite Hälfte: Volkskunde von Loango. (= Schlußband). Mit vielen Abbildungen, Stuttgart, Strecker & Schröder, 1907, (4 Blätter), 503 Seiten, durchgehend wasserwellig, stellenweise wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 2 Teile in einem Band

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        Nouveau Plan de la Ville de Bordeaux A L'Usage des Promeneurs Par Alfred Lapierre [with] Tableau des Voies de la Ville de Bordeaux et de la Banlieue.

      Feret & Fils, 1888 - An attractive plan of Bordeaux Lithographed map with original full colour, dissected and laid on linen, folding into original red cloth covers, lettered and tooled in gilt [with] accompanying printed booklet, some black and red ink staining to front cover. A map of the city of Bordeaux. Bordeaux had enjoyed an architectural renaissance over the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, fuelled by wine exports. The map was made thirty years after the first official classification of Bordeaux wines, initiated by the Emperor Napoleon III, and viniculture remained the economic backbone of the region. The accompanying booklet contains a list of street names both in Bordeaux and in the suburbs and their location on the map, a list of industrial and government buildings, and adverts for local businesses. 565 by 710mm. (22.25 by 28 inches).

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        La fonderia di Bologna scoperta e descritta

      Bologna, Tip. Azzoguidi, 1888, due vol. in-folio, br. originale, pp. 120 + tavole 1/60 (ma 13a doppia e 54/60 sono in due sole carte). Manca la tav. XI.

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        Der Leviathan in der Staatslehre des Thomas Hobbes. Sinn und Fehlschlag eines politischen Symbols.

      132 S. OLwd. OU. Seltene erste Ausgabe. (Umschlag mit hinterlegten Randläsuren und kleinen Einrissen, sonst gut) [Carl Schmitt (zeitweise auch Carl Schmitt-Dorotic)[ (* 11. Juli 1888 in Plettenberg 7. April 1985 ebenda) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtler, der auch als politischer Philosoph rezipiert wird. Er ist einer der bekanntesten, wenn auch umstrittensten deutschen Staats- und Völkerrechtler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als Kronjurist des Dritten Reiches (Waldemar Gurian) galt Schmitt nach 1945 als kompromittiert. Sein im Katholizismus verwurzeltes Denken kreiste um Fragen der Macht, der Gewalt und der Rechtsverwirklichung. Neben dem Staats- und Verfassungsrecht streifen seine Veröffentlichungen zahlreiche weitere Disziplinen wie Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie, Theologie, Germanistik und Philosophie. Sein breitgespanntes uvre umfasst außer juristischen und politischen Arbeiten verschiedene weitere Textgattungen, etwa Satiren, Reisenotizen, ideengeschichtliche Untersuchungen oder germanistische Textexegesen. Als Jurist prägte er eine Reihe von Begriffen und Konzepten, die in den wissenschaftlichen, politischen und sogar allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch eingegangen sind, etwa Verfassungswirklichkeit, Politische Theologie, Freund-/Feind-Unterscheidung oder dilatorischer Formelkompromiss. Schmitt wird heute zwar vor allem wegen seines staatsrechtlichen Einsatzes für den Nationalsozialismus als furchtbarer Jurist, umstrittener Theoretiker und Gegner der liberalen Demokratie gescholten, zugleich aber auch als Klassiker des politischen Denkens (Herfried Münkler) gewürdigt nicht zuletzt aufgrund seiner Wirkung auf das Staatsrecht und die Rechtswissenschaft der frühen Bundesrepublik. Die prägenden Einflüsse für sein Denken bezog Schmitt von politischen Philosophen und Staatsdenkern wie Thomas Hobbes, Niccolò Machiavelli, Aristoteles,] Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Juan Donoso Cortés oder Zeitgenossen wie Georges Sorel und Vilfredo Pareto. (Wikipedia) 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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        Calcolo Geometrico secondo l'Ausdehnungslehre di H. Grassmann. Preceduto dalle Operazioni della logica deduttiva.

      Turin: Bocca Brothers, 1888. First edition, rare. “<em>Calcolo Geometrico</em>, 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 <em>Arithmetices Principia</em>, published in the following year. “Peano’s first publication in logic was a twenty-page preliminary section on the operations of deductive logic in <em>Calcolo Geometrico secondo l'Ausdehnungslehre di H. Grassmann </em>(1888)” (DSB). “Peano had [in <em>Calcolo Geometrico</em>] 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 <em>Ausdehnungslehre,</em> 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.</p> <p> </p> <p>“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).</p> <p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p>“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.</p> <p> </p> <p>“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” …</p> <p> </p> <p>“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).</p> <p> </p> <p>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 <em>Academia Militare</em> 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 <em>Formulaire de mathématiques</em> (Italian <em>Formulario mathematico</em>, “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 <em>Latino sine Flexione</em>, 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 <em>Vocabulario de Interlingua</em> (1915) and was for a time president of the Academia pro Interlingua” (Britannica).</p> <p>DSB X: 442; Kannenberg, Introduction to the English translation, <em>Geometric Calculus – According to the Ausdehnungslehre of H. Grassmann</em>, 2000; Kennedy, <em>Peano</em>: <em>Life and Work</em><em> of Giuseppe Peano</em>, 1980; Van Heijenoort: <em>From Frege to Gödel. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931</em>.</p> 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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        Die Burgen in Elsass-Lothringen. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Militär-Architectur des Mittelalters. 1. Heft: Die Burgen im Unter-Elsass. 2. Heft: Die Burgen in Lothringen. Mit zus. 15 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln.

      27 x 20 cm. I. 32 Seiten, 9 Tafeln. - II. 13 Seiten, 6 Tafeln. Etwas späterer broschierter Umschlag. *Originalausgabe. - Vorwort am Ende mit mehrzeiligem handschriftlichem Eintrag des Verfassers, und dessen Signatur, datiert "Straßburg 1888". - Die Tafeln zeigen in Heft I: Fleckenstein - Schoeneck - Lichtenberg - Hoh-Barr - Dagsburg - Burg Bernstein - Odilienberg - Landsberg - Hoh-Andlau und Speburg bei Barr - Hohkönigsburg und die Rapolsweiler Schlösser. - Heft II: Hunaweier, Reichenweier, Reichenstein, Kienzheim und Kaysersberg - Die Frankenburg, die drei Egisheimer Schlösser und der Hohlandsberg - Die Hohnack, das Oel-Thor in Türkheim, der Hugstein die Egisheimer Pfalz. - Engelsburg, Hirzenstein, Herrenfluth und die Stadttütmer von Sennheim und Ruffach - Die Burgen des Sundgaues: Pfirt, Liebenstein, Moersperg und Landskron - Die Burgen Rodemachern und Sierk in Lothringen. - Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Fanfare. Gewidmet dem Protector des Wiener Schützenvereines von der aus Mitgliedern des Vereines gebildeten Waldhornisten-Abtheilung. [Wohl Wien], 1888.

      1888. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt (farblithogr. Notenpapier mit Schmuckbordüre). Einliegend in Kartonmappe, diese mit goldener Brokatschnur gehalten in prächtigem historistischem Lederband über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Reliefprägung, breitem Rahmen mit vergoldeter Blattwerksbordüre, Messing-Eckbeschlägen, aufwendiger Goldprägung und Wappenauflage im Mittelfeld (auf blecherner Wappenkartusche ziselierte Messingauflage mit emailliertem Wappen der Stadt Wien und Umschrift "Wiener Schützen-Verein"). Die Innendeckel und die den Kartonfalz mit dem Manuskript umfassende Innenmappe mit preußischblauem Seidenbezug; die Mappe mit dem o. a. Titel in Goldprägung (innen mit weißem Papier mit Moiréeprägung bezogen). Folio (290:390 mm). Prächtig gebundenes, beschädigtes Dedikations-Musikmanuskript für die Waldhorn-Corps des Wiener Schützenvereins. Aus der Buchbinderei F. W. Papke im 4. Wiener Gemeindebezirk (am Vorderdeckel signiert). Noch 1914 führt "Lehmann's Allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger nebst Handels- und Gewerbe-Adreßbuch Wien" den Eintrag: "Papke F. W. - Buchbinderei und Musterkarten Fabrikation Specialität: Feine Liebhaber-Einbände, sowie künstlerisch vollendete Bucheinbände, Überreichungs-Adressen, Albums Portemonnaie-Kalender, Poesiebücher, Schreibmappen-Fabrikation. Permanente Ausstellung in den Salons im I. und II. Stock, Wien IV Wieden Mozartplatz neben Johann Strauß-Theater, Niederlage IV Wiedner Hauptstraße 15-17, Habighof". - Beiliegend 2 zeitgenöss. Eintrittskarten: eine unausgefüllte "Einlass-Karte zum Schützen-Zeit 1855 für Herrn ..." sowie eine "für Herrn Ahlen" ausgefüllte "Einlass-Karte" ins "Zelt der Vten Comp.". - Rücken gebrochen und restaurierungsbedürftig; Blätter mit unschönen Knickspuren.

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        Pierre et Jean.

      Boussod, Valadon Et Cie Paris 1888 Grand et fort in-4 ( 330 X 260 mm ) demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos lisse richement orné en long, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, étui ( Reliure signée de LORTIC ). Première édition illustrée. Illustrations originales dans le texte et à pleine page de Ernest DUEZ et Albert LYNCH. 1 des 50 exemplaires de grand luxe sur papier du Japon, celui-ci, n°4, avec: une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE signée sur le faux-titre, 3 suites avant toute lettre et remarque à l'eau-forte dont 1 suite en bleu sur satin crème, 1 en noir sur Whatman et 1 en bistre sur Japon. Bel exemplaire, bien relié, complet du spécimen de souscription illustré. D'autres photos sur

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        Emin Pascha, eine Sammlung von Reisebriefen und Berichten Dr. Emin- Paschas aus den ehemals ägyptischen Aequatorialprovinzen und deren Grenzländern, herausgegeben mit Unterstützung von Robert Felkin und Gustav Hartlaub Mit Portrait, Lebensskizze und erklärendem Namensverzeichnis.

      XXII, 550 Seiten,und 2 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis am Ende Leinen Es handelt sich hier um die Originalausgabe von 1888 und nicht um ein faksimiliertes Exemplar. Besitzerstempel im Vorsatz, und auf dem Vortitel,sowie ein handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf dem Titel. Nur sehr geringfügiger Berieb an den Gelenken und am unteren Kapital des Rückens. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Leichte Kratzer auf dem hinteren Buchdeckel. Das noch vorhandene Lesebändchen ist etwas beschädigt. Innen sind die Seiten geringfügig, papierbedingt, angebräunt aber sehr sauber. Ansonsten ist diese wirklich seltene Ausgabe in einem wirklich guten und sammelwürdigen Zustand.Sehr Selten! A1/41

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        A Garland for Girls

      Roberts Bros., Boston, 1888 - First Edition first state with 22pp ads at rear. A Fine copy in original green cloth, blocked and lettered in black and gilt, bird-and-flower patterned endpapers, 22pp. advertisements at the end (in first state). Rare in this collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tent Life in Tiger Land and Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier.

      Hutchison., Sydney. 1888 - xxiv, 690pp, chromos. 'Being Twelve Years' Sporting Reminiscenes of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District.' 'Sport and Work' was originally published in 1878 under the pseudonym 'Maori' so appears here as a second edition with 'Tent Life' as a first edition. Cloth is rubbed and worn, eps cracked but holding, text block and illustrations are generally clean. Inscription reads: 'To W L McNeill Esq with the Compts & food wishes of "Maori" Sydney N.S.W. James Inglis 15/10/92' 2kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rätoromanische Chrestomathie. Reprint der Originalausgaben 1888-1912. 14 Bde. u. 1 Registerbd in 16 Bdn. (compl.).

      Gr.-8, ca. 8000 S., OLwd. m OU., Tadell. Die Rätoromanische Chrestomathie von Caspar Decurtins ist die bis heute wichtigste Textsammlung des Bündnerromanischen. Die insgesamt rund 8000 Seiten enthalten Texte der verschiedensten Gattungen über einen Zeitraum von vier Jahrhunderten, aus allen Regionen und in allen Idiomen des Bündnerromanischen. Die heute wichtigste Textsammlung (EA 1888-96) auf Rätoromanisch wurde zwischen 1982 und 1986 vom Churer Verleger Andreas Joos zusammen mit der Società Retorumantscha als 13-teilige Buchreihe neu herausgegeben und durch einen 14. und 15. Band ergänzt. - Caspar Decurtins (1855-1916), auch Löwe von Trun genannt, Politiker (Katholisch-Konservativ) aus dem Surselva, studierte Decurtins nach 1875 Geschichte, Kunstgeschichte und Staatsrecht in München und Heidelberg, ab 1877 wieder in Graubünden. Als Landammann der Cadi führte Decurtins nach 1877 zusammen mit Placi Condrau die Restaurierung des Klosters Disentis durch. Er schaltete die politische Konkurrenz der Katholisch-Liberalen in der Surselva aus und wurde die treibende Kraft hinter der Lavina naira. In den 1890er Jahren schmolz seine Wählerbasis im Kanton zunehmend und Decurtins zog sich enttäuscht aus der Politik zurück. Im Jahr 1889 hatte Decurtins an der Gründung der Universität Freiburg durch seinen Studienfreund Georges Python entscheidenden Anteil. Von 1905 bis 1913 unterrichtete er als Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der dortigen Philosophischen Fakultät.

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        Grosses Kampfspiel des Jean Dupuis im Ringen mit zwei starken Männern, Namens Rotloff aus Chemnitz, in Diensten bei der Gasbeleuchtung und einem Ungenannten aus Leipzig. (Unterzeichner:) Quirin Müller & Jean Dupuis & Co.

      Plakat mit Holzschnitt (17 x 20 cm), eine Ringerszene darstellend. Blattgr.: 52 x 46 cm. Jean Dupuis beschreibt hier umfangreich die Regeln und nennt den ausgesetzten Preis von 500 Thalern, der demjenigen zugestanden wird, der Dupuis auf den Rücken werfen kann. Das habe allerding noch niemand vollbracht zumindest sichert der Ringer jedem Wagemutigen zu, "daß ihnen nichts Uebles widerfahren wird. - Das Artisten-Lexikon des Saltarino (S. 54) zeichnet das Leben des bemerkenswerten Mannes aus Marseille nach, der 1888 im Alter von 97 Jahren in Württemberg starb. - Mit Faltspuren, Ränder tls. etwas knittrig.

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        Circus Gymnasticus. Grosses Kampfspiel des Jean Dupuis im Ringen mit einem starken Mann von hier Namens Carl Gottlieb Schulze.

      Plakat mit Holzschnitt (17 x 19.5 cm), eine Ringerszene darstellend. Blattgr.: 46 x 44 cm. Jean Dupuis beschreibt hier umfangreich die Regeln und nennt den ausgesetzten Preis von 500 Thalern, der demjenigen zugestanden wird, der Dupuis auf den Rücken werfen kann. Das habe allerding noch niemand vollbracht zumindest sichert der Ringer jedem Wagemutigen zu, "daß ihnen nichts Uebles widerfahren wird. - Das Artisten-Lexikon des Saltarino (S. 54) zeichnet das Leben des bemerkenswerten Mannes aus Marseille nach, der 1888 im Alter von 97 Jahren in Württemberg starb. - Unten wohl mit etwas Textverlust (Druckerangabe) beschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig, mit kl. Hinterlegung.

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