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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      Philadelphia David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street 1888 [but 1891] Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market."A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. Fine

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      New York: Railroad Gazette, 1888 Compiled for the Master Car-Builders' Association. 203 numbered pages of dictionary of car-builders' terms, plus 358 pages with 2188 figures, diagrams and illutrations of cars and their parts, plus 28 pages of ads in the rear. Illustrated with numerous engravings and dimensional diagrams. Bound in original dark green cloth with illustration and lettering stamped in gilt and design on the front cover stamped in blind. Signature of A.E. Baker of Colorado and dated by him April 24, 1889. Professionally rebacked with original cloth spine pressed on. A very good copy.. 1888 edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Via Ferrata Novara-Varallo. Album delle principali opere d'arte.

      Borgosesia, Dicembre 1888, - album in-fol. obl., leg. editoriale tutta percallina, titolo in oro sul piatto anteriore. Foglio di titolo litografato a due tinte, dedica di Fassò agli Ingegneri G.Antonini e C.Rota, Indice descrittivo delle tavole, 12 magnifiche vedute del pittore novarese Taddio, in litografia a piena pagina, impresse in tre tinte: vedute di Novara-Bivio Vignale, Ponte sul torrente Agogna, Prato Sesia, Varallo-Ponte sul rio Mangiaia, Viadotto di San Quirico, Trincea della Bettola, Ponta sulla Strona, Stazione di Borgosesia (2), Ponte sul Torrente Vanzone, Ponte di Rocca-Pietra, Varallo-stazione e veduta. Firmate ''A.Taddio dis. e lit. -Litogr. F.lli Tensi, Milano''. Album non comune di paesaggi e località della Valsesia, in ottimo esemplare. Tonetti, Bibliogr. Valsesiana, p.44. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Colonel Quaritch V.C.

      Longmans, Green and Co. 1888 - very good 3 volume first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ian Thompson]
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      London, England: Office of "The British Printer, 1888. original half vellum laced with catgut, spine and front cover gilt-stamped. 4to. original half vellum laced with catgut, spine and front cover gilt-stamped. unpaginated. Union List 4, 3440. Volume IX. With an introduction by the editor of "The British Printer," which includes a list of contributors, and a list of amended rules of the Exchange. Covers soiled; front cover chipped, mainly at fore-edge. Small tear on front cover. Some tanning and foxing. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.

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      Huron, Dakota: Huronite Printing House, 1888. 60pp. Original decorative printed wrappers; rear wrapper partially restored. Minor chipping to spine. Loss to lower fore-corner of text. Text lightly and evenly toned. Tissue repairs to last two leaves. Very good. In a black half morocco and cloth slipcase with chemise, spine gilt. One of the rarest works about Plains Indian wars during the Civil War period. Myers was a member of the Sixth Iowa Cavalry, under the command of Gen. Alfred Sully, sent into the Dakotas to punish the Sioux in 1864 and 1865. He vividly describes events of 1863-65 on the northwestern frontier, including the rescue of the famed Indian captive, Fanny Kelly. An excellent first-hand narrative of events along the Upper Missouri, including clashes with Indians (e.g. the Battle of Tah-Kah-O-Kee- Ta), Sully's marches deep into Sioux country, and the punishments inflicted on the Sioux by American forces. Very rare. HOWES M929, "b." ALLEN, DAKOTA 648.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Last Of The Valois

      London: Richard Bentley and Sons, 1888. Full leather. Two volumes. Thick octavo. The Last Of The Valois, And Accession Of Navarre, by Lady Charlotte Catherine. (Cosway-Style Binding). Bound by Bayntun Binders in full red morocco gilt decorations by Bayntun with insert painted porcelain miniatures of the Duc De Montmorency (vol.1) and Catherine De Medici (vol. 2) to front covers, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, red cloth felt-lined slipcases, gilt titles, gilt turn-ins. Set is extra-illustrated with 46 additional plates, of which 14 are in color. Each volume with bookplates of Albert Henry Wiggin, Lynde Selden and another Selden family bookplate. Fine.

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        Mark Twain's Library of Humor

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1888. First Edition, First State. 3/4 Leather Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. This is a handsome and important book. A first edition, first state of Mark Twain's (Samuel L. Clemens') compilation of the best in humor at the time of the late 19th Century. The book is in near fine 3/4 bound in heavy dark burgundy leather and marbled covers with gold gilt on the top edge. The book is very square and solid with wear at the corners and touches of surface wear on the creases and the hinge in the middle of the text block is just starting but remains solid. Overall natural darkening to the page edges but no signsof foxing that we found. A previous owner's gift inscription "Clarence R. Chaney from Bessie, Christmas 1941" on the page previous to the half-title page and a corresponding Chaney family book label (partially torn) on the front endpaper. A heavy book, the volume is 2 1/2" thick and includes works by over 50 authors. With its Index of Titles in order of appearance (rather than alphabetical) and with credit to Twain for "Warm Hair" on page 8, this is clearly the first state of this wonderful book. Featuring works by Mark Twain (a front note from Twain states that his editors controlled the content, otherwise all the works in the book would have been his) and a wide range of important authors including Uncle Remus, Brett Harte, Washington Irving, Ambrose Bierce, Josh Billings, Mary Mapes Dodge, Artemus Ward, and Charles Dudley Warner. Twain's contributions include "The Jumping Frog," "Nevada Nabobs in New York," Cannibalism in the Cars," "Dick Baker's Cat," and many others. A handsome Twain First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Die essbaren Schwämme und die giftigen Arten mit welchen dieselben verwechselt werden können. Nach der Natur gemalt und beschrieben. Mit 54 chromo-lithographischen Tafeln in Folio.

      Basel: H. Georg\'s Verlag, (1888 -)1892.. XLII, 118, (2) Seiten, 54 lithographierte Tafeln, davon 52 in Chromolithographie, unter Seidenhemdchen. 35,5 x 26 cm, Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. * * * Einband etwas berieben und fleckig, Lederbezug am vorderen Falz unten 5 cm angeplatzt, kleine Fehlstelle am Kopf, die Tafeln im weißen Rand gelegentlich etwas gelbfleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Schwämme Pilze Giftpilze eßbare Pilze Speisepilze Schweiz Süddeutschland Fungi Chromolithographie Lithographien , Mykologie , Pilzkunde, Schwammerln

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas

      Sampson Low, UK 1888 - New Edition Circa 1888 112 plate illustrations. The book is very good++ and is in bright condition. Lovely pictorial boards. Contents very good. A nice tigfht binding. Endpapers strengthened at hinges. Very un-common in this lovely condition. . PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref2739 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Urkundenbuch der Stadt und Landschaft Zürich. (Von den Anfängen (741) bis 1336). Herausgegeben von einer Commission der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich und bearbeitet von J(acob) Escher und P(aul) Schweizer.. Bde I- XIII (11 Bde u. 2 Nachtragsbde., compl., 13 Bde.).

      Zürich, S. Höhr, Fäsi & Beer, 1888-1957. 4°, ca. 5000 S., mit den Tafeln I-XII (davon 1 gefaltet) in Lichtdruck, 1 gefaltete Karte, 1 gefalteter Plan. , HLdr. der Zeit goldgeprägt m. Rückenschild, Rücken ungleich beschienen, min. berieben. Innen min. stockfleckig - insgesamt sehr schöne Exemplare Mit den beiden Nachtragsbände (1939 (Bd.XII) und 1957. (Bd.XIII). - Sammlung von lateinischen und mittelhochdeutschen Urkunden von den Anfängen (741) bis zur \"Zunftrevolution\" im Jahre 1336. - Im ersten Band Vorwort von Georg von Wyss \"Vollständige geschichtliche Uebersicht der schweizerischen urkundlichen Editionen\". Die grosse gefaltete Karte im Band III zeigt das Gebiet des heutigen Kantons zur Zeit des Erlöschens des Grafengeschlechts von Kyburg im Jahre 1264. Im Band VII eingebunden der grosse farbige \"Plan der Stadt Zürich bis zum Jahr 1336\". - Jeder Band durch Orts- und Namenregister erschlossen von H. Zeller-Werdmüller. - Barth 18541. Wyss 40 - Ab dem Jahre 1891-1925 erschienen im Folioformat noch 120 Siegelabb. mit 323 S. Text in 11 Lieferungen. Bearbeiten von Paul Schweizer. Heinrich Zeller-Werdmüller und Friedrich Hegi. siehe Buchnummer 68374 Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Zürich Geschichte - Mittelalter

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        Wessex Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1888 - First Edition; two volumes in publisherÕs cloth. Spines cocked; 1892 ownership inscriptions in each volume; minor cloth spotting; a very good, above average set; in a custom cloth clamshell box. 750 copies were printed, of which only 634 were bound. Listed in QueenÕs Detective Short Story Bibliography as Òa mixed collection.Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Es waren zwei Königskinder" - 1884.

      Berlin: Verlag Gebrüder Paetel 1888 - 77 Seiten plus 2 Seiten Verzeichnis der Werke, Klammerheftung (ohne Rost) Format 11,3 x 15,5 cm, geprägter Original-Leinenband. * Erstausgabe. Reich ornamentierter geprägter Einband mit Gold- und Blindprägung. Goldschnitt ringsum, Lesebändchen usw. Erhaltung. Name mit Tinte am Rand des Titelblatts ( A. Pfaff). Am Rücken nur eine ganz minimale Abreibung im Bereich des oberen und unteren Kapitals (siehe scan). Sonst innen und außen ein tadellos frisches und absolut fleckenloses Exemplar. Sehr gute Papierqualität. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunze, Gernot, Versandantiquariat]
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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. [xiv], 116. Rebound in brown leather with gilt titling on upper board and gilt decorative leaf motif on both boards and spine. One thousand copies were printed of this first edition (Mason, 331-332). Collation conforms to Mason with two variations: blank leaf at end of Q signature has been moved to follow free front endpaper; following this blank leaf is the Japanese vellum with G.P. Jacomb-Hood’s illustration, red lettering, and publisher’s device, originally used on upper cover. Boards have light to moderate edge and corner wear, with the most significant wear at tail of spine. Re-jointed and re-backed, with 2/3 of gilt back preserved. Spine has darkened with age, and leather turn-ins have left a dark border around edges of endpapers. Missing tissue guard. Pages are clean and bright. This collection of children’s stories by Wilde marked his departure from journalism, just before his playwriting career gained momentum. In addition to Jacomb-Hood’s head- and tail-pieces, includes three full-page illustrations by acclaimed 19th century children’s illustrator Walter Crane. Masse, 39.

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        La photographie moderne. Pratiques et applications

      1888 - front., (4), 312pp., 2 pl. G. Masson, Paris, 1888, in-8, front, (4), 312pp, 2 pl, demi-chagrin, dos à 4 nerfs et caissons ornés de motifs dorés, encadrement à froid sur les plats (rel. de l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION. Rare. Frontispice et 2 planches h.t. specimens de procédés de reproduction; très nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte ou à pleine page. Albert Londe (1858-1917) fut l'un des pionniers de la photographie scientifique en France. Bon exemplaire, sans rousseurs, coiffes légèrement frottés. Prix Municipal de la ville de Paris (armes) sur premier plat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Etudes sur l'aspect physique de la planète Jupiter. Première partie: Description des dessins exécutés à Louvain pendant l'opposition de 1881-1882, à l'aide de la lunette de Secrétan, et observations de la tache rouge. And: Deuxième partie: Observations faites à Louvain à la lunette de Secrétan de 1882 à 1885. Présentées à la Classe des sciences dans la séance du 10 janvier 1885 and resp. du 5 novembre 1887

      (Bruxelles, F. Hayez, 1885-1888). - 2 vols. Large 4to (29x23 cm). Blind wrappers. Première partie: 64 pp and 4 lithographs in colours by G. Severijns after drawings of Terby; Deuxième partie: 46,(ii:blank) pp. and 5 lithographs in colour by G. Severijns after drawings of Terby (the first lithograph of each part with light-brown spots due to the protecting paper; a few other spots in places). - From "Memoires couronnés et Memoires des savants étrangers, publiés par l'Académie Royale. de Belgique, Tome XLVII, 1885 and Tome XLIX ,1888. - Good set 450g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd

      A.H. Wheeler (Printed at the "Pioneer" Press; Indian Railway Library No. 1), Allahabad 1888 - Bound by Club Bindery (1901, stamped on front turn-down) in midnight blue crushed morocco with triple-gilt rules, corner fleurons and triple-gilt-ruled central panel. Double-gilt rules on edges of covers, gilt inside dentelle. On the spine, five raised bands with single-gilt rules. Double-gilt-ruled panels with floral decorations. Title single-gilt ruled in second panel. Publication at tail. Three pairs of gilt strokes to head- and tail-piece. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Original blue pictorial wraps bound in, with some tanning to peripheries. With bookplate of Henry William Poor, the stockbroker who lent his name to Standard & Poor’s, on front paste-down. First state points: without cross-hatching on the barrack doors on the cover, and without a period after "No" in "Indian Railway Library No 1". These seven stories chronicle the adventures and misadventures of the "Three Musketeers" (introduced in Kipling’s story of the same name in 1887), three soldiers in a British regiment in India. The Club Bindery was established in 1890 by members of the Grolier Club in New York, seeking to produce in America bindings to rival the finest European examples (largely by bringing European binders to America). It was dissolved in 1909. Ahearn 332, Catalogue of the Library of Henry W. Poor 723. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gates of Paradise, by Wm. Blake, Lambeth 1793. Facsimilied at Edmonton, anno 1888, by Mary Hughes and Wm. Muir

      London: Quaritch, 1888. No. 26 of 50 copies, signed by Muir on the wrapper. With 18 black and white etched plates. iv pp. text. Complete. 1 vols. Small folio. Original printed wrappers. Spine with light chipping, else fine. Blue cloth folding case. No. 26 of 50 copies, signed by Muir on the wrapper. With 18 black and white etched plates. iv pp. text. Complete. 1 vols. Small folio. I want, I want. A mixture of For Children and For the Sexes plates: title page (plate 2) and plates 3, 9 , & 15 from For Children; plates 1, 4-8, 10-14, 16-18, 21 from For the Sexes.  Presumably based on two or more unidentified copies. This copy has no "programme" (Muir's list of his facsimiles)printed inside the back wrapper. This facsimile is so accurate that plates from it have been offered as originals on occasion. RARE. Bentley 249m

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        "Emin Pasha in Central Africa, being a collection of his letters and journals. Edited and annotated by Professor G. Schweinfurth, Professor F. Ratzel, Dr. R.W. Felkin, and Dr. G. Hartlaub."

      London: George Philip & Son. 1888. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xviii, 547; frontispiece portrait, plus another portrait, folding color map; original brown cloth gilt; very good with a bit of rubbing to binding at edges, light foxing mostly to first and last few leaves and page edges, 1 inch closed tear to map. Pasha (1840-92, born Eduard Schnitzer) served under Gen. Charles Gordon in Sudan as a district medical officer. In 1878 he succeeded Gordon as governor of Equatoria, the southernmost province of the Egyptian Sudan. In 1885 he was cut off from the outside world by the Mahdist uprising, and several European explorers, including Sir H. M. Stanley, were sent to rescue him. Although his position was not desperate, he agreed at length to accompany Stanley to Mombasa. He was murdered while engaged in exploration for Germany in the region of Lake Tanganyika."

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        Legends and Myths of Hawaii. The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People. By His Hawaiian Majesty Kalakaua. Edited and with an Introduction by Hon. R. M. Daggett

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1888, 1888. First edition. Edges slightly worn; cloth a little spotted on upper board; very good copy.. 8vo, original pictorial mustard yellow cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and 26 illustrations in the text. Popular folklore and history of Hawaii, allegedly by Kalakaua (1836-1891), the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Bookplate on the front paste-down of Vallejo-Gantner, descendants of one of the last reigning Mexicans in California.

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        La Chasse A Tir; & La Chasse A Courre, Notes et Croquis [2 volumes]

      Published by E. Plon, Nourrit et Co. [1888], Paris - , 48 pages in each book, colour illustrations throughout, French text, complete First Edition , hinges cracked and books a little shaken, small spots stains to covers, previous owner's bookplates and names on front endpapers, light patches of foxing to some pages, many unmarked illustrations, the books are in fair to good condition , original green pictorial cloth oblong, 23 x 27 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dream Of John Ball And A King's Lesson.

      8vo. (205 x 173 mm). In origianl quarter vellum over marbled paper boards, paper title label to the spine; pp. viii, 143, [1], [1]f., publisher's adverts, etched frontispiece after a design by Edward Burne-Jones 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who then was the gentleman'; very occasional light browning, a little rubbing to label, otherwise a bright copy. Provenance: Arnold Hoffman with engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. First edition thus. One of 50 Large Paper Copies. Morris's novel set in the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 which had first appeared in The Common Weal.

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        Twenty-five years in a waggon. Sport and travel in South Africa / by Andrew A. Anderson. New ed. in 1 vol.

      London : Chapman and Hall, 1888. - Grüne Original-Leinwand, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Groß-8°, 423 Seiten, mit 14 Illustrationen und einer Karte (komplett), goldener Kopfschnitt. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen (s. Bild), ganz vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Oxford 1888 - ("C.L. Dodgson") in purple fountain pen ink, Christ Church, Oxford, October 31, 1888. 7 7/8" x 5 1/8"; 1 page (recto only). Very good. With Macmillan's receipt handstamp and red pencil filing number. To his publishers Macmillan & Co., London "The only answer I can give is that I did not write 'Woman's Mission.' Is it published by you firm'? And if so, who did write it? Very truly yours, C.L. Dodgson, Thanks for 'Athenaeum' notice." Macmillan appears to have published all of Dodgson's popular works, and there is confusion as to the author of "Woman's Mission". As no book of that title appears to have been published around the time of this letter, it was probably an article or other shorter work. The Athenaeum was a major English critical and literary periodical, which would have bought the author's name to a highly desirable audience. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan.

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

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        Personal Memoirs of P H Sheridan

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

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        Photographic album of South African Scenery.

      Port Elizabeth n.d 1888 - First edition. 4to., title page printed in blue, 110 actual photographs mounted on card (8 full-page, 102 arranged 2 per page), printed captions, light foxing throughout mostly affecting card, photographs in good condition with good tonal range, original burgundy morocco gilt, rebacked retaining original spine, corners repaired. A fine series of photographs, nicely bound, illustrating Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, the Transvaal Republic, Diamond mining, Zulu life, etc. This was the first professionally photographed documentation of South Africa. "The production of this work has been undertaken with the aim of conveying a general idea of the scenery, gold and diamond mining districts, and mines, seaports, and the native industries and life of South Africa" (Preface). The views illustrate scenes in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Johannesburg, Barberton and elsewhere. Harris had a studio at Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth, 1880-1890 (Bensusan 1963, p.236). He exhibited photographs at the Port Elizabeth Exhibition 1885 and the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. From 1891 to 1894 Harris was in partnership with Thomas McKnaught (Bensusan 1963, p.236). See A.D. Bensusan, 19th century photographers in South Africa, in: Africana notes and news, 1963, Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Placer County Owl Creek Claim Mining Letters from J. H. White and F. Chappelet

      Very Good. Ephemera. An 1880s collection of mining correspondence from the owners of the Owl Creek mining claim in Placer County, California. There are three sets of rolled documents, two card mounted photographs, and a 20" x 25" orange penciled survey map of the Owl Creek Claim, Hawk Eye, and Wolverine Tunnels drawn by Anthony Clark in 1888. The map has chips, a corner dampstain, and a repair running the full length down the middle. One photograph is 7 5/8" x 4 5/16" , showing a sluice with four men operating it. The other photograph measures 7 5/16" x 4 1/2" and shows three men at the sluice with small buildings next to them, undated but written in pencil Placer County, CA. The photos are in good condition with some soiling and light edge wear to the mounts. The letters are between J. H. White, who owned Todd's Valley Saw Mill and a half stake in the Owl Creek claim, and career miner Felix Chapellet. Chapellet owned the other half of the Owl Creek Claim and also owned Live Oak Mining Co. , The May Flower Co. , and the Hawk Eye and the Wolverine Tunnels. The letters are hand-copied duplicates of those between J. H. White and Chapellet, concerning the operation and progress of the claim, tunnels built, lumber for all of Chapellet's various claims, and discussion of White selling his half of the claim since he was not working it. Two rolls are the letters. One is twelve leaves, some written on both sides; another is thirteen leaves. There is a note on the outside of one roll indicating that these duplicate letters were part of a case involving the two owners, and the letters are written in the same handwriting for both correspondents. The third roll is nine leaves including two blank and eight total pages of writing consisting of penciled notes on ranches and other properties in the area in the 1880s with descriptions of them, including the Owl Creek claim. The documents show the go-between of what seems to be a less that satisfactory mining partnership. .

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      Boston: Occult Publishing Company,, 1888. Or, Cabala. Universal Science. Alchemy. Containing the mysteries of the universe, regarding nature, God, man, the macrocosm and microcosm, eternity and time, explained according to the religion of Christ, by means of the secret symbols of the Rosicrucians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Copied and translated from an old German manuscript, and provided with a dictionary of occult terms. Folio. Original grey pebble-grain cloth, titles and vignette gilt to front board, publisher's device to rear in blind. Title page printed in red and black. Hand-coloured diagrams and allegorical illustrations throughout. Extremities bumped, a few small isolated markings to covers, internally crisp and clean. An excellent copy. First edition in English of the German occult text Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer, first published in 1785, this copy notably illustrated in attractive contemporary hand-colour. Hartmann (1838-1912) trained as a doctor in Munich before travelling to the United States in 1865. He spent the next eighteen years practising medicine in various cities across North America, and developed a particular interest in American spiritualism. He then travelled to Madras to study Buddhist theosophy before his eventual return to Germany, where he became one of the leading figures of the country's occult revival and a notable follower of Guido von List, who first proposed the adoption of the swastika as an antisemitic symbol, and whose Wotanist movement sought to revive the ancient Germanic race. "Besides the scientific current of occultism, there arose in the 1890s a broader German theosophical movement, which derived mainly from the popularizing efforts of Franz Hartmann (1838-1912) Â… Hartmann's works were firstly devoted to Rosicrucian initiates, Paracelsus, Jakob Boehme and other topics in the Western esoteric tradition, and were published in America and England between 1884 and 1891. However, once he had established himself as a director of a Lebensreform sanatorium at Hallein near Salzburg upon his return to Europe in 1885, Hartmann began to disseminate the new wisdom of the East to his own countrymen" (Goodrick-Clarke, The Occult Roots of Nazism, p. 44). Fairly prevalent in North American institutions, though just three copies traced in British and Irish libraries, and notably scarce in commerce.

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        PICTURES OF EAST ANGLIAN LIFE Illustrated with Thirty-two Photogravures and Fifteen Small Illustrations. With General and Descriptive Text and Three Appendices.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ld., 1888. First edition. Emerson, P. H.. Folio. Frontispiece, (viii), 150, (2) pp. and 31 additional full-page photogravure plates with printed guards, errata slip bound in, t.e.g. Publisher's cloth, illustrated from Plate VI, "A Stiff Pull", backed in full morocco gilt. Ex-library, a simple bookplate affixed to the front pastedown and a single ink stamp and numbers of the copyright page. The cloth is rubbed through to the boards at the tips and slightly along the lower edge. There is occasional light chipping at the edge of the text, with an occasional break repaired with archival tissue. There is occasional scattered light foxing in the blank margins and lightly on the frontispiece The other photogravure plates are very good impressions. There remain some questions as to the exact number of copies printed. The edition was originally advertised with 75 deluxe copies (bound in white vellum) and 500 regular copies bound in cloth; however, Plate XIX , "A Way Across the Marshes" was worn out by 30 impressions and another plate was used in the remaining copies. By all accounts, the final edition constitutes 25 deluxe and 250 regular copies. Our copy is of the regular edition, but one of only 30 copies to include Plate XIX, making this an early issue. All the photogravure illustrations are signed by Emerson in the plate. P. H. Emerson is widely regarded as the "father" of Pictorialism, and the following quotation from his introduction exemplifies that aesthetic: "I have endeavored in the plates to express sympathetically various phases of peasant and fisherfolk life and landscape which have appealed to me in nature by their sentiment or poetry." Goldschmidt and Naef, The Truthful Lens, Number 51.

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        Papier-Schmetterlinge aus Japan.

      Lzg, Weigel 1888; EA; Folio; VIII (1), 255 (1) S. mit 21 (2 Farbtafeln, 3 Radierungen) Tafeln und 142 Textillustr.; farbig ill. OLwd mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (von ungewöhnlich guter Erhaltung!) Hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar im seltenen Ganzleineneinband! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      Winfield, Kansas: Telegram Print, 1888., 1888. First edition. First edition. Cloth, 400 pp., preface, frontispiece (portrait). Mooso spent his boyhood in Canada and as a young man became employed by the American Fur Company. He relates an account of his overland trip to California and Oregon, and his experiences trapping on the upper Missouri and Columbia rivers. Captured by Indians, Mooso gives an exciting account of his captivity among the Columbia River Indians. Eventually escaping, Mooso traveled the Santa Fe Trail in the 1840's and relates his observations of Santa Fe and the Mexican people. Later moving on to Salt Lake City, he tells much about the history of the Mormons and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Mooso's travels were extensive and he makes observations of Indians and their customs throughout the West. Eventually settling in Kansas, Mooso gives an account of the early settlement of Cowley County. An important work; of particular value are his experiences as a trapper, his captivity by Indians, and his account of the Mormons. Very good clean copy. Housed in a matching, cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. An exceptionally nice copy of this rare work.

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        LE MIROIR DU MONDE. Notes et sensations de la vie pittoresque

      Paris, Maison Quantin 1888 - Bibliophilie : Exemplaire du Miroir du Monde par Octave Uzanne (1888) sur grand papier Japon tiré à 100 exemplaire, signé autographe par l'auteur. Bel exemplaire. Octave UZANNE - Paul AVRIL, illustrateur LE MIROIR DU MONDE. Notes et sensations de la vie pittoresque par Octave Uzanne. Illustrations en couleurs d'après Paul Avril. Paris, Maison Quantin, 1888 [achevé d'imprimer le 7 novembre 1887]. 1 volume grand in-8 (30 x 23 cm), broché, IV-163-(2) pages. Illustrations en couleurs courant dans le texte. Tirage en bleu, noir, rouge, rose, violet, or, argent, cuivre, etc. Très bon état. Angles de la couverture avec légère décharge (moins visible que sur les photos.) ÉDITION ORIGINALE. EXEMPLAIRE SIGNÉ AUTOGRAPHE PAR OCTAVE UZANNE. Tirage à 2.200 exemplaires numérotés dont 2.000 exemplaires sur vélin de Hollande, 100 exemplaires sur grand papier du Japon et 100 exemplaires sur Japon du format du volume. CELUI-CI, UN DES 100 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR GRAND PAPIER DU JAPON. Qui mieux qu' Octave Uzanne lui-même pourrait nous parler de ce livre : "De tous les livres faits par l'auteur de l’Éventail avec la collaboration de Paul Avril, celui-ci est incontestablement le mieux réussi au point de vue rendu des dessins par procédés divers, héliogravure en creux et en relief, fac-similés Gillot, chromogravures typographiques, emploi des bronzes pâles, feu, orange, verts, usage des glacis de platine et d'étain alliés aux couleurs repérées, etc. Livre essentiellement nouveau que celui-ci, il faut le dire, et qui témoigne, aux yeux des gens du métier, de mille difficultés vaincues et d'audaces décoratives heureusement couronnées de succès. Le Bibliophile, en tant qu'éditeur artistique, a quelque vanité de n'avoir rien raté dans la mise en oeuvre si complexe de ce livre. Quant au texte, il n'est peut-être pas parfait pour plaire à beaucoup, car sa philosophie antimondaine, parfois même antisociale, a le défaut d'être très personnelle et par conséquent exclusive ; l'écrivain étant d'un absolutisme de pensée rigoureux que d'aucuns trouvent très souvent excessif." (in Catalogue de Quelques-uns des Livres Contemporains en exemplaires choisis, curieux ou unique tirés de la Bibliothèque d'un écrivain et bibliophile parisien et qui seront livrés aux enchères les 2 et 3 mars 1894. Paris, Durel, mars 1894. n°440 pour ce commentaire). Si Uzanne a évoqué son attachement au contenu de ce livre qu'il place pour ainsi dire au dessus des autres à cette époque (fin 1887), voici la table des chapitres complète : Proscenium - Le Monde et la Société - Les Arts et les Lettres - L'Intérieur - L’étude - L'Amour - Le Voyage - Les Sports - La Table - Le Rêve - La Campagne - et un Appendice correctif (bien senti). Ce livre, pour l'avoir lu attentivement, malgré quelques longueurs et lassitudes au sein de quelques chapitres, nous livre la pensée d'Octave Uzanne à l'aube de ses 36 ans. Jeune célibataire (L'amour), épris de libertés et d'indépendance, ayant déjà un goût prononcé pour les voyages qu'il effectuera bientôt en grand nombre, philosophe, penseur, critique et journaliste, misanthrope aussi, déjà, rêveur presque asocial par certains aspects. Voilà l'Octave qu'il nous dépeint en quelques cent cinquante pages presque toujours richement illustrées. C'est sans doute l'un des livres les plus intimistes qu'il a donné au public avec le Paroissien du célibataire publiée en 1890. Ce livre est négligé par erreur par les catalogueurs de livres. Il doit, au contraire, occuper une place de choix dans la bibliographie de l'auteur. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DU TIRAGE DE TÊTE SUR JAPON. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Von der Capstadt ins Land Der Maschukulumbe


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        The Happy Prince and other Tales


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        Principles of Political Economy. Abridged J. Laurence Laughlin.

      Appleton 1888 - New York. 8vo, xviii, 670, [6]pp, original boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tent Life in Tiger Land with which is incorporated Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier. Being Twelve Years' Sporting Reminiscenes of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District. Two works in one volume. Sydney and Brisbane, A. Hutchinson & Son, 1888.

      Large 8vo. Pp. xxiv, 366; 367-681; 681; 682-690 (Opinions of the Press). With 22 chromolithographic plates and 3 b/w text sketches. Partly with some light foxing. Publisher's pictorial cloth, with gilt and colour decorations. Inscribed by the author dated Dec. 1888. This impressive work comprises the first edition of "Tent in Tiger Land" and the second edition of "Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" (first 1878 under his pseudonym Maori). James Inglis (1845-1908) was born in Scotland and at the age of 19 he travelled to New Zealand to join the west coast gold rushes. In 1860's he went to India and became an indigo planter in Bihar and the Northwest provinces. His accounts gives an accurate picture of planter life in India and illustrates the every day life of the natives. Further he vividly describes hunting, shooting, fishing and other amusements including beats after rhinoceros, tiger, leopard etc. Cf Czek, Asian Big Game Hunting 110 (1892 ed.)

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        History of the Sikhs;

      Lahore: Printed at the "Civil and Military Gazette" Press,, 1888. or Translation of the Sikkhan de Raj di Vikhia, as laid down for the Examination in Panjabi. Narratives of the Ten Gurus, Hisgtory of the Sikhs from the Rise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the Occupation of the Panjab by the English, a Short Resumé of the Customs, Rites, Songs, and Proverbs of the Sikhs, and Twenty Discourses regarding Events in the L:ife of Guru Nanak, taken from the Janam Sakhi, or Life of Nanak. together with a Short Gurmukhi Grammar, and an Appendix containing some Useful Technical Words, in Roman Character. Octavo. Original dark green pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the front board within blind panels which repeat on the lower board, marbled endpapers, binder's ticket of the Civil & Military Gazette Press to the front pastedown. Somewhat rubbed, particularly at the lower corners, cloth slightly bubbled, rebacked with the original spine laid down, hinges lined with linen, light browning, remains very good. First edition. Extremely uncommon, Copac has BL, SOAS, Oxford and Royal Asiatic Society only, no copies traced at auction. First English translation of Shardha Ram Phillauri's account of the rise of Sikhism and the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, one of the works that established Shardha Ram as the "Father of modern Punjabi prose". As it was considered as an important source for British administrators in the region, Court was "asked to bring this work out as soon as possible, as it was much required, and I have, therefore, done so as quickly as I could. I have priced it at six rupees to subscribers, and eight rupees to non-subscribers, so as to put it within the reach of all Â… I must not conclude without publicly acknowledging my best and warmest thanks to Pandat Nihal Chand, of Lahore, with whom I carefully read through, and corrected, the translation". Court added the grammar, basing it on one published by the American Presbyterian Mission Press, having "often tried, but in vain, to get one, and my aim in inserting one has been simply to supply this want"; and similarly the appendix of technical words was "chiefly taken" from the Mission Press's Panjabi Dictionary, but arranged alphabetically "for general utility and easy reference Â… and have added a reverse index in English to enable a word to be easily found, if required, in translating English into Gurmukhi" (Translator's Preface). Born in 1843, and educated at Cheltenham College, Court was commissioned a cornet in the Bengal Cavalry in 1860, rising to lieutenant-colonel in 1886, and retiring in the year of publication of this work, having seen active service in the Second Afghan War. Court is best known for his translations including The Araish-i-Mahfil (1872), The Nasr-i-Benazir (1889), and an adaptation of Malcolm's History of Persia from Mirza Hairat's Persian translation, (1888). He died in 1892 at Addiscombe.

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        Portland, Oregon The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest

      West Shore Publishing Company. L. Samuel, General Manager.. 1888.. Chromolithograph, image 10 x 30 1/2 inches on sheet size 11 x 31 1/2 inches, 3 folds, now professionally mounted to linen backing. Light wear to right edge, faint mark to right lower edge and fold line; very good condition. A panoramic view of Portland from the North West section of town including horse drawn carriages, bicyclists etc. with ships on the Willamette and Mount Hood in the distance. Published in the West Shore, a booster magazine for the Pacific Northwest, this view draws attention to the many impressive mansions of the wealthy, when Portland was the "Queen City of the Northwest." A notation at lower left notes the 1888 population as 60,000. .

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      Hardcover. First edition. Early 20th Century boards. 4to, 31 cm. Tipped in Photos of Koenigsburg Synagogue (1880s postcard) and Eduard Birnbaum. Birnbaum compositions handcopied by Rev. Jacob Schwartz of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun in New York. Facsimilies of various other Birnbaum pieces. In addition, original published items present include: TEHILLOT LE-EL. DREI SYNAGOGEN-GESANGE [1890s, 12 pages, 2 copies on OCLC, at JTS & NLI]; SHETEH U-SHETEH : ZEMER LE-PURIM [1890s, 5 pages, 1 copy on OCLC at NLI]; SYNAGOGAL LITURGISCHER TRAUERGESANG AUF WEILAND SEINE MAJESTAT DEN KAISER UND KONIG WILHELM I [1888, 8 pages, 5 copies on OCLC: NYPL, HUC, NLI, Ets Haim, Senckenberg]; HERRN OBERKANTOR MORITZ DEUTSCH IN BRESLAU ZU SEINEM 70. GEBURTSTAGE : PSALM 23. FUR SREISTIMMIGEN KNABENCHOR [1888, rare, no copies on OCLC]; MUSIK-BEILAGE ZU DER JUDISCHE CANTOR [1880, rare, no copies on OCLC]. Eduard Birnbaum, cantor, composer and scholar, was born in Cracow in 1855 and was educated there as well as in Breslau, Magdeburg and Vienna. As a long-time cantor in Koenigsberg, Birnbaum dedicated himself to collecting materials related to all areas of Jewish music, ultimately achieving international recognition as the leading expert in the field of synagogue music (HUC, 2016) . All pages clean. Overall Good Condition. (MUSIC-6-28) .

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

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

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        Chants Populaires des Afghans: recueillis par J.D.

      1888-90, Paris 1888 - With original texts, French translations, and a long introduction explaining historical, linguistic and literary context. A very good copy bound in modern half calf, marbled boards. Small tears to first two Afghan pages neatly repaired. First edition Two volumes bound in one, pp.xii, ccxviii, 299; 228.

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        @Collection of 157 autograph letters signed, on 311 leaves, all substantive, all apparently unpublished, to Francisco António Rodrigues de Gusmão, written from April 18, 1856 to February 5, 1865. On paper, in Portuguese.

      157 letters. Mostly folio (ca. 29 x 21 cm., a few slightly smaller, a few 8º), first 120 letters bound together in nineteenth-century quarter dark green straight-grained morocco over marbled boards (minor wear to corners, edges), smooth spine with gilt bands and "Cartas de I.F.S." (probably bound by the recipient, Rodrigues de Gusmão); remaining 37 letters laid in at the end. Written in ink, in an even, fairly legible hand. Light browning, but not at all fragile. Some letters include the cover, from which the postage stamp is excised, with occasional loss of a few words when the cover is on the verso of a page of text. In very good condition. A penciled note on the front flyleaf by the son of Rodrigues de Gusmão, dated 10 August 1888, reads: "Colleção de Cartas dirigidas por Innocêncio Francisco da Silva, ed. do @Dicc. Bibliographico Portuguez, ao seu amigo Francisco Antonio Rodrigues de Gusmão, A. de varias obras, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias, etc. Lancei aqui este apontamento no 10 de Agosto de 1888. F.A. Rodrigues de Gusmão (filho)." Most letters are 3-4 pages in length. *** An important, apparently unpublished source for Portuguese bibliography and bibliophily. We have found no other collections of letters by Innocêncio, in manuscript or in print. Innocêncio Francisco da Silva (1810-1876) was the author of the first nine volumes of the great bio-bibliographical dictionary @Dicionário bibliográfico português, 1858-1870 (often cited as "Innocêncio"). It has twice been reprinted and remains a standard and indispensable reference work a century and a half after volume I appeared. Innocêncio ranks with Brunet, Graesse, Salvá, and Sabin as one of the foremost bibliographers of the nineteenth century. His annotations regarding the scholarly and commercial value of the books listed have rarely been surpassed, while his wide range of knowledge is wonderfully displayed. Hundreds of times in the @Dicionário Innocêncio cites information provided by or works in the library of Francisco António Rodrigues Gusmão. Rodrigues de Gusmão (1815-1888), a physician and writer born in Carvalhal (Viseu), who held many minor government posts, made copious contributions to contemporary periodicals such as @A Nação, and published numerous works on medicine and bibliography. In his @Dicionário entry for Rodrigues Gusmão, Innocêncio wrote, "Eu seria com justiça tachado de ingrato se deixasse de comemorar aqui o muito que devo à sua prestante e incansável coadjuvação, mormente no que diz respeito aos copiosos e valiosos subsídios com que tem concorrido para preencher e ampliar esta obra, sendo obtidas por ele directamente, ou por sua intervenção, boa parte das indicações biográficas relativas a muitos escritores provincianos contemporâneos, além de outras espécies, a que já tive e continuarei a ter ocasião de aludir em diferentes artigos do Dicionário." The correspondence in this collection begins with a formal letter to Rodrigues Gusmão asking for his assistance in gaining funding for the @Dicionário, and then moves on to extensive discussions of bibliographical and biographical points. In every single letter Innocêncio discusses book-related topics, including prices of rare books, comments of other bibliographers, collations, contemporary periodicals, his work on the @Dicionário, and the development of his own remarkable library. Occasionally, as the two men become closer friends, he gives details about his own health and the news of the day. On 9 November 1857, for example, after several letters mentioning the "epidemia" (cholera?) in Lisbon, he mentions that one of its lamentable side effects is that the publication of the @Dicionário is "paralysado," and indeed volume I did not appear until 1858. The comments throughout on the progress of the @Dicionário and the difficulties of getting it through the press are fascinating. Here is a sample of five letters, chosen at random, with most but not all of the contents of each: 1. 23 Sept. 1857: Innocêncio answers a query about Manuel Joaquim Henriques de Paiva (37 lines, about a page), referring to his sources, and asks for information on Joaquim Ignacio de Seixas Brandão (7 lines). 2. 21 March 1858: query on Agosto de Mendes Falcão (10 lines); further information on Manuel Bernardes (37 lines). 3. 4 Dec. 1859: apologizes for not answering Rodrigues de Gusmão's last 3 letters promptly, due to the pressure of his work: "vejo-me ás vezes em circumstancias que pouco falta para dar parte de morto, ou ir buscar pousada em Rilhafoles." Notes that today he wrote 4-5 pp. for the @Diccionário, proofed a quire, and started answering the 32 letters on his desk. Comments on the quality of the research being submitted to the Instituto de Coimbra and the Academia das Ciencias (1.5 pp.). Discusses and disputes the corrections sent by Rodrigues de Gusmão and asks for further information on Vieira's @Obras, the @Constituições de Évora, etc. (1 p.). Discusses a commentary on the @Dicionário which was to be published by @Athenêo, but needed revision. 4. 13 Aug. 1862: comments on the difficulty of acquiring some Portuguese periodicals recently out of print, and their prices on the market (half a page). Notes that he worked yesterday on the @Dicionário until 3 or 4 a.m., and produced over 20 pages (8 lines). Gives Rodrigues de Gusmão an accounting of payments due for periodicals (18 lines). Asks for Rodrigues de Gusmão's comments and corrections on a volume of the @Dicionário that has to be completed by 4 or 5 September. Notes that a portrait of himself for use in the @Dicionário had been done in Paris, but it doesn't look like him (everyone agrees that the nose and ears are wrong), so Innocêncio plans to have a photograph taken (11 lines). 5. 1 Jan. 1864: he has chilblains so severe that one finger is almost useless (11 lines). He appraised the libraries of José Bento Pereira and Castello Branco, and was told by the families that they were worth much more than his appraisal (1 p.). He appraised the libraries of the extinct convents, held by the Biblioteca Nacional, which after 30 years were about to be dispersed, and gives Rodrigues de Gusmão a list of some authors included (1 p.). For all this he received "alguns milhares," and was able to purchase some books for his own collection (7 lines). He finally found a copy of Nicolas António's @Bibliotheca Hispanica, which he hopes to use in the Supplement to the @Dicionário, if one is published (4 lines). He is hoping to be granted a certain position, but it is assigned by government committee and will probably go to "o mais incapaz de todos" of the dozen or so applicants (10 lines). *** On Innocêncio, see @Grande enciclopédia XXVIII, 795-7 and @Dicionário bibliográfico português III, 220, 443; VII, 116, 148; X, 66. On Rodrigues Gusmão, see @Grande enciclopédia XII, 929 and Innocêncio II, 343; IX, 258, 448; XVII, 360, 393. Porbase lists no collections of printed letters by Innocêncio, and no manuscripts by him. Copac repeats the work listed in OCLC and adds some letters to Teófilo Braga printed in @Quarenta annos de vida litteraria, 1860-1900, 1902.

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      1888. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of 1550 copies published actually in late 1887. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons," following EARLY SPRING (1881) and SUMMER (1884); curiously, Blake published WINTER before AUTUMN (1892), breaking the seasons' natural progression.~This is a fine copy; the dark green cloth remains clean, and the binding gilt remains bright. Borst A10.1.a; Blanck 20129.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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