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         Illustrated Catalogue of Railway and Machinists' Tools and Supplies.

      New York September 1884. 4°. Publisher's cloth binding with some signs of use. 660 pages. Somewhat loose copy. Previous owner's name. Old library stamp.

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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         History of California, volumes I -VII, 1542 - 1890. Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft Volumes XVIII - XXIII. 7 volumes.

      The History Company. 1884 - 1890., San Francisco. - Owner's name to pastedown, some wear to front hinge of vol 1, otherwise very good. 8vo. Contemporary full speckled natural calf, black spine labels, gilt spine title, marbled edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chinese Music. Published by Order of The Inspector General of Customs. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. II. Special Series: No. 6

      Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, Shanghai 1884 - Scarce first edition of the primary source in a Western language of information on Chinese music right up to the 1950s. 'Chinese Music' is also recognized as a direct source of musical material and information for Puccini in his writing of the opera 'Turandot'.Van Aalst explains, "In the description I give here I will endeavour to point out the contrasts or similarity between Western and Chinese Music, to present abstruse theories in the least tiresome way, to add details never before published, and to give a short yet concise account of Chinese Music" (Preface, iii). J. A. van Aalst (1858 - ca.1914) was a Belgian customs and postal officer in China, recognized for his works on the history of Chinese music and dance. He served in China in the late 19th century as an administrator for the Qing Dynasty imperial government, in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service. While employed in this primarily British staffed department his ability as a musician was recognized by the highly able British Inspector General of the customs service, Robert Hart. The customs service did much more than collect revenue; it also researched and produced reports and publications on numerous China related topics including music.This is van Aalst's most famous work, published in 1884 in Shanghai by the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General. Van Aalst was invited to lecture at the 1884 London International Health Exhibition. It is likely 'Chinese Music' was written in preparation for the exposition, where a small group of Chinese musicians was invited to perform. It included participants and exhibits from around the world including from China -- which displayed the first ever Chinese menu seen in Great Britain!4to, iv, 84pp, many illustrations in text. Unfortunately this copy LACKS the frontispiece and 2 plates. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. Corners and spine ends slightly rubbed. OCLC: 233003645. Rare in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Velocipède-Fahrer auf den Pariser Promenaden zu Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts." / "Sociable Trycicle." / "Bicycle." //

      1884 - (Hand-coloured Wood-engraving) kolorierter Holzstich nach G. Franz; ca. 32 x 24 cm // Gut erhaltenes Blatt. In good state

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         Les Habitants de Suriname, Notes recueillies à l’Exposition Coloniale d’Amsterdam en 1883.

      Imprimerie de A. Quantin 1884 - BONAPARTE, ROLAND NAPOLÉON (PRINCE ROLAND). Les Habitants de Suriname, Notes recueillies à l’Exposition Coloniale d’Amsterdam en 1883. Paris, Imprimerie de A. Quantin, 1884. 1 volume in-folio (325x455mm), 1f., VIII-226pp., 1f., percaline verte éditeur, dos lisse, titres dorés, orné de caissons noirs et or pour le titre, un aigle en plein vol et des titres dorés sur le premier plat, triple encadrement noir sur le dernier plat, gardes marbrées. Avec un frontispice (Prévost), 62 planches en noir (photographies réalisées par Hisgen à Amsterdam), portraits d’amérindiens, indigènes noirs, habitation – 13 chromolithographies (aquarelles de Lewenstein, Prévost, Libonis), coiffes et colliers – 2 cartes en couleurs – 4 in-texte en noir et blanc (reconstruction habitation, villages). Edition originale de cet ouvrage rédigé par le petit-neveu de Napoléon, un des premiers ethnologues à utiliser la photographie. Cet ouvrage rare contient une description détaillée des mœurs et de la culture des habitants du Surinam (Guyane néerlandaise), il s’agit d’un des ouvrages les plus importants de la discipline anthropologique du XIXe siècle sur cette aire géographique. Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, « Prince Bonaparte », est né le 19 mai 1858 à Paris et est décédé dans cette même ville le 14 avril1924. Descendant de Lucien Bonaparte, c’est un géographe et un botaniste français. One of the most important book on the inhabitants of Surinam published on the occasion of the world colonial exhibition in 1883. In-folio (455x305mm), VIII-226pps., illustrated 2 double page litho-maps, 13 coloured lithograph plates after watercolours and 62 numbered photographs. Good condition. The author is the nephew of Lucien Bonaparte, a geographer and botanist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Mate of the Day Light (Association Copy)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. First edition. Inscribed on the front fly leaf: "Lily Fairchild, With love from Sarah O. Jewett, 21 November 1883." Original publisher's brown and green cloth binding; minor shelf wear to head and crown of spine; small bumps to corners; small mark to back cover. Small tear to rear joint but text block fully attached and tight. Internally unmarked and clean. Near Fine Condition. A rare copy of Jewett's short story collection, which she wrote and published in the early years of her relationship with Annie Fields. Jewett and Fields' life together was notably enriched by the creative and intellectually engaging circle of women with whom they surrounded themselves. Among these were Sally Fairchild and her mother, the famed poet and novelist Lily Fairchild (nom de plume C. A. Price) who oversaw an artistic salon in Boston. It is to Lily that Jewett inscribed this copy, presenting it before the book's official release in 1884. The Mate of the Daylight received contemporary acclaim for its vivid representation of New Englanders' lives. "Besides the pretty idyl which gives the title, there are other two of her best pieces, delineating country ways and character, the men and women who figure in them being so true to life that one can almost point out their like in any rural neighborhood. Could anything be more real than the incidents and human nature in these?" (Literary World). Jewett's correspondence with Sally and Lily Fairchild has been documented and preserved by Coe College.

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         Livre d'heures ou Offices de l'Eglise

      A Paris, chez Gruel, libraire, rue Saint-Honorà 1884 - In-12 (13,7 x 17,8 cm), reliure signà e Lesort plein maroquin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, dà cor en mà tal incrustà dans le coin supà rieur gauche du premier plat, liserà dorà sur les coupes, roulette dorà e sur les contreplats, tranches dorà es, gardes en tissus, le tout prà sentà dans une boîte cartonnà e toilà e noire à l'intà rieur matelassà , 92 pages, texte encadrà de diffà rents motifs, illustrà en noir d'aprà s les Manuscrits de la Bibliothà que du Roi par Mlle A. Guilbert ; salissures et accrocs sur la boîte, dà faut de reliure avec un feuillet vierge dà calà du reste du corps d'ouvrage, par ailleurs l'ouvrage est en trà s bel à tat. Guilbert A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Solatium ANNO VI° 1884-85, segue Solatium anno VII. 70 tavole

      S. stampatore S. data (ma 1884-1885), S. luogo, - In oblungo (35x24,5 cm); 70 c. di tav. Legatura coeva in piena tela rossa con grande scritta "Solatium" impressa in oro al piatto anteriore. Qualche macchiolina ai piatti e traccia di sporco. Una piccola mancanza all’angolo basso bianco di una tavola, ininfluente. Nel complesso esemplare in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione. In numerose tavole è presente, chiosato da mano coeva in matita, il nome del personaggio ritratto. Importante raccolta di caricature di personaggi politici, letterati, imprenditori e militari per lo più campani, descritti dalla matita del celebre caricaturista italiano Mario Buonsolazzi (1859 – 1933). Buonsolazzi collaborò con alcune delle più importanti riviste satiriche dell’epoca come il ""Don Chisciotte" settimanale napoletano fondato da Vincenzo Di Napoli-Vita, con il "Masto Rafaele", il "Caporal Terribile" dove le sue caricature affiancano per anni quelle di Melchiorre Delfico o il "Monsignor Perrelli" diretto da Leonardo Fontana. In particolare il "Don Chisciotte", in ogni numero, dedica 4 pagine centrali alle sue caricature. Questa presentata, che contiene oltre a due frontespizi, 68 magnifiche caricature a colori, è una delle raccolte più corpose di tavole caricaturali di Solatium (a parte una tavola che ritrae Olga Ossani opera di Enrico Lionne, pseudonimo di Enrico della Leonessa, Napoli 1865 – 1921, collaboratore del "Capitan Fracassa" e "Don Chisciotte"). I personaggi appartenenti alla nobiltà presentano a fianco della figura anche lo stemma di famiglia, alcune tavole sono accompagnate da un sottotitolo ironico. Fra i ritratti: Ermete Novelli, Grimaldi, Colonna, Nardò, Chiaia, Cotteau, Duca di Bruzzano, Pignatelli, Viterbo, Pavoncelli, Fedrigo Pignatelli, Alfonso Ruffo Scoletta, Mazzacorati, Belardi, Spinosa ecc. ecc. Molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini]
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         ARAGON HISTORICO, PINTORESCO Y MONUMENTAL TOMO I. HUESCA

      Edition : ZARAGOZA, IMPR. DEL ARAGÓN HISTÓRICO, 1884 - Langue espagnol - 35 planches sur les 36 annoncées, y compris le portrait des auteurs en frontispice, la plupart sont des photographies contrecollées - Manque la planche annoncée page 458 Otra vista de Idem (?) - Il ne semble pas avoir paru d'autres tomes de cet ouvrage monumental - Demi reliure cuir fauve dos lisse orné de frises et titre dorés - La première moitié des pages est d'une teinte plus sombre, due à la qualité différente du papier - Reliure solide, de bel aspect, très rares et pâles rousseurs - Bel exemplaire - Frais de port supplémentaires à prévoir, poids supérieur à 1 kg - Additional postage due to weight and language VIII-592 pages, 30 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoires extraordinaires. Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires. Traduites par Charles Baudelaire.

      A. Quantin, imprimeur-éditeur 1884 - Deux volumes in-8 (24,2 x 16,5 cm), bradel demi-toile verte à coins, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d’époque). Première édition illustrée. Exemplaire complet des 26 gravures hors-texte dont le portrait d’Edgar Poe, d’après Chifflart, Vierge, Wögel, Férat, Herpin, Meyer, Méaulle et Laurens, la plupart à l’eau-forte. Traduction de Charles Baudelaire, ainsi que Edgar Poe, sa vie et ses œuvres, et Nouvelles notes sur Edgar Poe. Bel exemplaire (quelques petits frottements et très rares petites piqûres). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Samoa a Hundred Years Ago and Long Before.

      Macmillan, London 1884 - pp.xvi,(4),395,56. pp. xviii, 395. Frontispiece, plates & 3 maps. Original red cloth. A fine complete copy in near mint condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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         La Syrie d'Aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la phénicie, le liban et la judée 1875-1880

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie 1884 - 675pp. in-4 relié In-4 (346x268 mm), 675 pages. Livre relié, Demi-Cuir, Dos lisse orné de motifs dorés, Toutes tranches dorées -Livre de prix offert par l'association amicale des anciens élèves de l'école St Bernard à Troyes. Voyages dans la phénicie, le liban et la judée 1875-1880. Ouvrage contenant 364 gravures en noir, une carte dépliante de la Palestine et du Liban et 8 autres cartes. Reliure en assez bon état bien que frottée et salie avec une coupure à un mors et les coins inférieurs émoussés. Intérieur avec rousseurs, plus ou moins nombreuses, laissant une lecture satisfaisante -A noter une coupure de 5 cm à la carte dépliante. Poids: 4850 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule / Joint Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule.

      The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis, London 1884 - Two volumes. 1884-1887. 8vo (220 x 143 mm, 216 x 141 mm). xxx, 657 [1]; xiv, 391 [1] pp., including portrait frontispiece of Joule, large folding diagram and 4 engr. plates to vol. I, 3 engr. plates to vol. II, several woodcut illustrations in text. Vol. I bound in recent green cloth with gilt-lettered spine, vol. II bound in original publisher's blindstamped cloth (slightly rubbed). Vol. I with text block uncut and mostly unopened. Text little age-toned, plates in vol. II slightly foxed, some occasional edge chipping, soiling and short tears, plate III in vol. I torn in upper corner not affecting text, final leaf of vol. I about 10 mm shorter at lower margin and rehinged. Still very good set. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science 113. - First Edition. Joule's papers, originally published in various learned journals and even in daily newspapers, are here collected: and they constitute a contribution to scientific progress hardly surpassed in the nineteenth century. The most important papers are those on the nature of heat: and Joule was the first to prove, what Mayer in 1842-45 assumed, the equivalence of heat produced to energy employed. Joule's Laws are the basis of the whole principle of the conservation of energy established by Helmholtz in 1847. Among the inventions thrown out in his researches are the galvanometer, the modern system of electrical units, the measurement of the velocity of a particle of gas, the modern system of electrical welding, the first displacement pump, and the absolute zero of temperature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Mate of the Day Light (Association Copy)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. Inscribed on the front fly leaf: "Lily Fairchild, With love from Sarah O. Jewett, 21 November 1883." Original publisher's brown and green cloth binding; minor shelf wear to head and crown of spine; small bumps to corners; small mark to back cover. Small tear to rear joint but text block fully attached and tight. Internally unmarked and clean. Near Fine Condition. A rare copy of Jewett's short story collection, which she wrote and published in the early years of her relationship with Annie Fields. Jewett and Fields' life together was notably enriched by the creative and intellectually engaging circle of women with whom they surrounded themselves. Among these were Sally Fairchild and her mother, the famed poet and novelist Lily Fairchild (nom de plume C. A. Price) who oversaw an artistic salon in Boston. It is to Lily that Jewett inscribed this copy, presenting it before the book's official release in 1884. The Mate of the Daylight received contemporary acclaim for its vivid representation of New Englanders' lives. "Besides the pretty idyl which gives the title, there are other two of her best pieces, delineating country ways and character, the men and women who figure in them being so true to life that one can almost point out their like in any rural neighborhood. Could anything be more real than the incidents and human nature in these?" (Literary World). Jewett's correspondence with Sally and Lily Fairchild has been documented and preserved by Coe College.

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         Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Bayreuth 21.VIII.1884.

      - Ca. 18 x 11,3 cm. 2 Seiten, auf Doppelblatt. Einen Tag vor seinem Selbstmord an eine Excellenz, der er seine "unerwartete" Abreise nach Luzern mitteilt. "Ew. Excellenz / werden gütigst entschuldigen, wenn ich, durch eine unerwartete Veranlassung genöthigt, heute nach Luzern abzureisen, nicht selbst mich noch präsentiere um meinen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Einladungen auszusprechen und in aller Form Abschied zu nehmen. Sehr würde ich gebeten haben, falls Ihnen die Adresse der Gräfin Dönhoff bekannt wird, mir dieselbe nach Luzern poste restante wissen zu lassen, da ich zwei Bücher der Gräfin mit mir führe und dieselben ihr gerne zustellen möchte. Im Voraus für diese Freundlichkeit Dank. Bitte mich der Frau Fürstin zu Füssen zu legen und den Herrn Grafen sowie Fräulein Daniela [von Bülow?] auf das Innigste von mir zu grüssen ." Rubinstein erschoss sich einen Tag später, erst sechsunddreißigjährig, am Vierwaldstättersee in Tribschen bei Luzern, wo er im April 1872 erstmals Richard Wagner begegnet war. Er arbeitete für Wagner als Korrepetitor, Kopist und Hauspianist. Sein Leichnam wurde auf Betreiben Cosima Wagners nach Bayreuth überführt und auf dem Israelitischen Friedhof beigesetzt.

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         Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la comtesse Potocka : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec [Paul] Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. »

      70 lines in black ink, an original drawing in ink on a double sheet with letterhead "83, rue Dulong". S.l. [Paris] s.d. [5 mai 1884] 10x12,9cm 4 pp. sur un feuillet double

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         Poetical Drifts of Thought; or, Problems of Progress

      Lyman E. Stowe, Detroit 1884 - A singularly eccentric work of American 19th-century imaginative writing, combining aspects of utopian literature, futurology, freethought, Swedenborgianism, Darwinism, and social engineering. Stowe's primary medium is verse, but the writing is in places sufficiently discursive that scansion seems but an afterthought. Among Stowe's many visionary conceptions are air travel; television ("Seeing Distant Friends by Electricity's Aid"); control of global weather patterns; and the replacement of solid foods with "nutritive gasses." Our choice to classify the work as essentially a work of utopian literature is based on the extended prose-and-verse entry "Sketches of the City of the Straits," which presents a decidedly utopian view of Detroit in the year 2100, including a glass dome "20 miles square" covering the entire city. The entire volume is profusely illustrated with a combination of stock woodcuts and the author's own rustic sketches, including a three-panel folding panorama of the Detroit waterfront viewed from Windsor, Ontario. Not in Sargent or Negley, despite obvious utopian elements. OCLC notes 20 holdings (about half in Michigan), but quite scarce in commerce. Tall octavo (24cm). Publisher's green beveled, pictorial cloth boards, blocked in gilt and blind on spine and covers; 319pp; illus. A bright, Fine copy, exceptionally well-preserved. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sapho. Moeurs parisiennes.

      - Paris. Charpentier et Cie. 1884. 1 volume in-12, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, encadrement intérieur de maroquin rouge fileté, doublures et gardes de soie moirée bordeaux, tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui. Reliure signée René Aussourd. Édition originale. Une éducation sentimentale au coeur de la bohème parisienne, qu'Alphonse Daudet dédie à ses fils « quand ils auront vingt ans ». Très bel exemplaire. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la comtesse Potocka : «J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec [Paul] Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. »

      1884 - - S.l. [Paris] s.d. [5 mai 1884], 10x12,9cm, 4 pp. sur un feuillet double. - Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la comtesse Potocka, 70 lignes à l'encre noire, agrémenté d'un dessin original à l'encre sur un feuillet double à en-tête "83, rue Dulong". Maupassant a, des années durant, été l'un des soupirants les plus assidus de la comtesse Potocka. Il s'apprête à l'aller voir sur invitation de son mari : « Vous savez, n'est-ce pas, que je dine chez vous demain, invité par votre mari. » Son époux le comte Potocki vivait en totale liberté avec la comtesse, occupé qu'il était à entretenir la célèbre courtisane Émilienne d'Alençon, il ne s'offusqua pas des « Macchabées » de son épouse, son groupe de soupirants. Les « Macchabées » avaient érigé l'amour en religion et ils en étaient les pénitents. Ainsi Maupassant écrit-il à la comtesse : « Il n'y a pas deux pénitentes comme vous, d'abord. Et puis j'ai qu'une pénitente qui me fait plutôt l'effet d'une Directrice car je me sens disposé bien plus à lui obéir qu'à la conseiller. » Plus loin, alors qu'il décrit une soirée à laquelle il a assisté, il admet s'être abimé dans la ferveur que la comtesse provoque chez lui : « Comme j'avais mon chapelet dans ma poche je me suis mis à en réciter une dixaine en répétant entre chaque « ave » - « Notre Dame de Vassivière, patronne du lac Pavin, priez pour moi. » J'étais dans un parfait état de recueillement en sortant de cette maison où j'ai été reçu comme l'enfant prodigue. » Maupassant avait vu la comtesse en Auvergne, lors d'un voyage qui le mena au lac Pavin et au lac de Vassivière. Cette religion devait être bien plus du goût de Maupassant que le petit séminaire d'Yvetot où il fut envoyé étudier de 1863 à 1868. L'amour érigé au rang de religion élève Maupassant à la dignité de saint stylite : « [.] je suis remonté sur ma colonne pour me trouver à votre hauteur. » À la suite, il a esquissé un dessin à l'encre où il s'est représenté lui-même ainsi que la comtesse, tous deux auréolés. Cette dernière est sur une autre colonne et lui tend la main pour le rattraper alors que la colonne sur laquelle il se trouve s'est brisée et tombe. Comme Maupassant, Paul Bourget fut un « Macchabée » : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. Je m'acquitte de cette commission parce que je connais les réserves de mon ami, dans ses . déclarations. » Les deux hommes se sont rencontrés en 1877 dans les bureaux de la revue La République des lettres et partagent la même fascination pour la comtesse : « [.] je lui ai parlé de vous selon ma pensée. Et il m'a avoué qu'il craindrait de vous connaître par peur de lui-même et de ses amies. » Paul Bourget est également un habitué des brillants salons de cette époque, il l'introduit chez la princesse Mathilde : « Cette conversation avait lieu chez la princesse Mathilde que je me suis décidé à aller voir entrainé par le dit Bourget. » La princesse Mathilde Bonaparte n'est autre que la cousine de Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, le futur Napoléon III auquel elle fut longtemps fiancée avant d'épouser un comte russe. Vivant à Paris, elle tient un des salons littéraires les plus courus de la capitale. Après ces considérations religieuses puis mondaines, Maupassant en vient à la littérature : « Aujourd'hui j'ai lu des vers depuis le matin, pour mon article du Gaulois que je n'ai pas encore fait. Je suis troublé décidément. » Il a publié dans la presse nombre de chroniques, nouvelles ou poèmes au cours de sa carrière, notamment entre 1880 et 1889 pour la revue Le Gaulois. Il n'y a pas que la comtesse qui trouble son activité littéraire : « J'avais chez moi un horrible écrivain russe nommé Boborykine, qui m'a empêché de trouver une phrase. » Piotr Boborykine, auteur naturaliste et journaliste russe, fit plusieurs voyages en France. Admirateur de Zola, il avait contribué à faire connaître son œuvre en Russie. Il était également un personnage connu du Paris mon [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         IL RE D'ARMI DI SEBENICO CON ILLUSTRAZIONI STORICHE

      Venezia Naratovich 1884 2 volumi 8° Pagine 2 + 242 + 2 + 180 Esemplare in brossura editoriale a stampa ancora da legare e fascicolato come uscito dalla tipografia. 30 tavole fuori testo di cui molte colorate coeve (2 con minimi restauri). In barbe. Copia appartenuta al Galvani del quale si allega suo biglietto da visita. Opera di araldica su Sebenico e Dalmazia molto rara. Ottimo esemplare.

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         EL VALEDOR. Periodico joco-serio, ladino, chismoso, medico, loco y de todo un poco, lo que se llama Entron de altiro!.

      Tip. de J.A. Laguna, México 1884 - Perióico político-humorístico mexicano ilustrado - solo se conoce un ejemplar (Benson Collection) DE GRAN INTERES.PERIODICO SEMANAL SATIRICO-HUMORISTICO-POLITICO MEXICANO, PRACTICAMENTE DESCONOCIDO. "Sale todos los lunes y valdrá lo que vale una decimal, un centavito", reza cada numero debajo del titulo. Y en ese tono jocoso y acido hace referencia a los acontecimientos politicos del momento en Mexico, mencinando a lo largo de los 53 numeros a las personalidades mas relevantes de la Nacion Mexicana: Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Maximiliano y otros. ESTUPENDA PUBLICACION, IDEAL PARA RESERACH, IMPRESA EN FORMA ATRACTIVA, Y PROFUSAMENTE ILUSTRADA. OCLC: one copy only (Benson Coll., Texas). Illustrated Humorous Mexican Political Newspaper - Only one known copy (Benson Collection). Issues 1 (dic. 1 de 1884) to 53 (nov. 30, 1885) .COMPLETE. [ Title from caption; issues for Jan. 5-Nov. 30 1885 also designated Tomo 1, no. 6-53; numbers for 1884 also called 2. ed.]; illustrated throughout.OF GREAT INTEREST. WEEKLY MEXICAN SATIRICAL-POLITICAL NEWSPAPER, PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN. "Comes out on Mondays and will cost the same as a decimal, one little cent" declares each issue below the title. And in this same acerbic and joking tone addresses political events of the time in Mexico mentioning, in the course of 53 issues, the most important personalities in the country: Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Maximiliano and others. EXTRAORDINARY PUBLICATION, IDEAL FOR RESEARCH, PRINTED IN AN ATTRACTIVE FORMAT, AND PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. # WorldCat: one copy only in USA (Benson Coll., Texas). vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

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         The Raven Illustrated By Gustave Doré

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York 1884 - First edition thus. Rare. Gigantic 15" x 19" elephant folio design weighing over seven lbs. Beautifully illustrated beveled boards in bright gilt and crisp black on grey-green bg., moderate cover, edge wear, rub. Few small dents at back board. Cover depicts crouching angel holding key and candle w/richly decorated, gilded wings. Pages generally very good; starting at back few pages near bottom is smooth 1 1/2" x 1/8" area of missing material, diminishing to 1/8" hole for several pages; no discoloration associated with this "classical," some might say charming, flaw. The quintessential, bookish biopredation. Bright gilded page edges. Bind good; hinges intact. Dk. brown endpapers. Wood engraved frontispiece of Pallas w/busts of Poe and Doré designed by Elihu Vedder. Additionally, twenty-six full-page illustrated plates of Gustave Doré grace the large volume from various engravers. Doré's mystical and chillingly macabre imagery illuminate Poe's eerie poem of sadness and longing for the dearest Lenore. Doré passed a year previous in January, 1883 after completing this, his last commission. With comment on Poe's narrative poem by Edmund C. Stedman. Rare near very good example discovered in a several-centuries-old Rhode Island attic. Insured post. Edgar Allan Poe's hazy narrative begins on a night in December when "The Raven" haunts the unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" to sublimate the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at his chamber door" reveals nothing, yet excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he investigates, a raven enters his chamber. Paying no attention, the raven perches atop a bust of Pallas high above the door. Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to himself that his "friend" will soon fly out of his life, just as "other friends have flown before". The raven responds again with "Nevermore". The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows. Regardless, the narrator pulls his chair directly in front of the raven, determined to learn more. He thinks for a moment, and his mind wanders to his lost Lenore. He thinks the air grows denser and feels the presence of angels, and wonders if God is sending him a sign that he is to forget Lenore. The bird again replies in the negative, suggesting that he can never be free of his memories. The narrator becomes angry, calling the raven a "thing of evil". Finally, he asks whether he will be reunited with Lenore in Heaven. When the raven responds with its typical "Nevermore", he is enraged, and, calling it a liar, commands the bird to return to the "Plutonian shore", - but it does not move. The narrator's final admission is that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "Nevermore". Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Book of Facsimiles

      sp;- [Norwich] - [Rev. W.F.Creeny] 1884 - A collection of illustrations and descriptions ofEuropean brasses. Scarce, first edition. Large foliowith errata slip bound after contents. Collated, complete with 53 plates and an additional ornamental title page plate. Printed in Norwich by Agas H Goose and Co. Photo-lithography by W Griggs of London. Monumental brass is a form of engraved sepulchral memorial which began to be a more popular form in the early 13th century. They began to take the place of three-dimensional monuments and effigies in stone or wood. Due to their nature of being made of hard latten or brass and being let into the pavings they did not obstruct areas of the church and therefore speedily became a favourite style of sepulchral memorial. There wasa revival of interest in monumental brasses in the Victorian era. Condition: In a half cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, particularly to the head and tail of spine and extremities. Spine label is rubbed as are the paper covered boards. Prior owner's ink inscription to recto of front endpaper Peter, from Moethen 1953 . Remnants of stamp to front pastedown. Same armorial stamp of double headed eagle to title page and has offset slightly toverso of frontblank. Internally, firmly bound. Front endpaper is slightly creased. Pages are slightly age toned withheavy spotting to first and last few pages and generally clean throughout. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Chinese Music. Published by Order of The Inspector General of Customs. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. II. Special Series: No. 6

      Shanghai: Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1884. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Scarce first edition of the primary source in a Western language of information on Chinese music right up to the 1950s. 'Chinese Music' is also recognized as a direct source of musical material and information for Puccini in his writing of the opera 'Turandot'. Van Aalst explains, "In the description I give here I will endeavour to point out the contrasts or similarity between Western and Chinese Music, to present abstruse theories in the least tiresome way, to add details never before published, and to give a short yet concise account of Chinese Music" (Preface, iii). J. A. van Aalst (1858 - ca.1914) was a Belgian customs and postal officer in China, recognized for his works on the history of Chinese music and dance. He served in China in the late 19th century as an administrator for the Qing Dynasty imperial government, in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service. While employed in this primarily British staffed department his ability as a musician was recognized by the highly able British Inspector General of the customs service, Robert Hart. The customs service did much more than collect revenue; it also researched and produced reports and publications on numerous China related topics including music. This is van Aalst's most famous work, published in 1884 in Shanghai by the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General.Van Aalst was invited to lecture at the 1884 London International Health Exhibition. It is likely 'Chinese Music' was written in preparation for the exposition, where a small group of Chinese musicians was invited to perform. It included participants and exhibits from around the world including from China -- which displayed the first ever Chinese menu seen in Great Britain! 4to, iv, 84pp, many illustrations in text. Unfortunately this copy LACKS the frontispiece and 2 plates. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. Corners and spine ends slightly rubbed. OCLC: 233003645. Rare in the trade.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Wisden Rebound without Covers, Very Nice.

      1884 - This is an 1884 Wisden, Rebound without Covers. Bound in brown with gilt to the spine in excellent condition. The book is very nice and clean inside, very minor spotting and speckled page block but other than the lack of covers it is a wonderful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Towing Path

      1884 1884 - Etching Image 139 x 212 mm, Plate 139 x 212 mm Signed in pencil Francis Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910) was an etcher, mezzotint engraver and surgeon (he practiced medicine until 1887). In 1847 he married Deborah (Dasha) Delano Whistler, sister of the artist. For the next twenty years, he enjoyed a close friendship with J A M Whistler whose etching style clearly influenced Haden's. In 1880 founded the Society of Painter-Etchers, but most of his later work was in mezzotint. Harrington 76.I, Schneiderman 72 vi/xvii [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils

      Field & Tuer; Simpkin; Hamilton, London 1884 - 146, (16)pp. Comprises the miniature version of Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils as well as the "enlarged edition." A book of jokes relating to printers, with a sixteen-page glossary. Quads, explains the preface, are "little metal blanks used by the printer for filling up gaps, and are not of much account, although we cannot get along without them." The miniature copy is housed in a compartment scooped out of blank leaves at the end of the enlarged edition -- a 12mo., 94-page version of the book, with expanded text that contains additional stories and bon mots about the printing profession. This version is done in numerous typefaces and illustrated with amusing wood engravings. According to the prospectus, which is tipped in on the front endleaf, Quads within Quads was "likely in future ages to rank high amongst the treasures of the book-collector. As a mere curiosity, irrespective of its extremely amusing character, [it] is a covetable book." Both versions bound in gilt-lettered vellum, and miniature has gold ribbon ties intact. Fine, with only minor soiling to vellum and slight warp to boards. Covetable, indeed. (Bondy, p. 149; Bromer/Edison, p. 186; Welsh 6857). (1 5/8 by 1 1/16; 41x26mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Storia genealogica delle famiglie illustri italiane.

      1884 - Firenze, Ulisse Diligenti, (1884) due volumi in-4° legature in mezza pelle moderna rossa con impress. ai dorsi, pp. nn. (alcune centinaia) con due frontespizi xilogr. col. a mano e 147 bellissime tavole in xilografia a piena pagina pure colorate a mano e raffiguranti stemmi nobiliari. Vol. I : Accursi - Aiossa - Alberti - Altemps - Andreoli - Angelini - Ansidei - Astengo - Avignonesi - Baccani - Baldi - Baldini - Bandini Piccolomini - Barbarigo - Barberini - Bargagli - Bartolommei - Baviera - Belforti - Bellini - Benini - Benvenuti - Berardi - Bernardi - Bernardini - Bertolli - Bertolotti Sequi - Bianchini - Bofondi - Bonaparte - Borromeo - Boselli - Bracci - Brunamonti - Bruschetti - Bufalini - Bulgarini - Cambi Importuni - Candida già Filangieri - Caracciolo - Carcani - Carranza - Cassibile - Cavalcabò - Cavaniglia - Celesia - Cerretani - Cesarini - Cilleni Nepis - Ciofi - Cirino - Cito - Cittadella Vigodarzere - Colocci - Corsini - Costanzo - Crisolini - D'Ancora - da Barberino - dal Pozzo Della Cisterna - de Bianchi - de Blasio - de Cillis - de Ferrariis - de Fornari - degli Oddi - della Chiesa - della Corte - di Marsciano - Donati - Donnini Alfani - Doria - Fabiani Beni - Fanelli Poli - Farrattini - Ferrari - Ferri - Filangeri - Franciarini - Frescobaldi - Francica Nava - Gabrielli - Gai - Galilei - Galli Tassi - Gambarini - Gandolfi. Vol. II : Gherardi - Ginori - Giudici - Grazioli - Grio - Lenzoni - Luzzi - Malaspina - Malavolti - Mancini - Manfrin - Marincola - Mastai Ferretti - Medici - Medici Tornaquinci - Meli Lupi - Memmi - Mieli - Migliorati - Miniati - Morpurgo - Nobili-Vitelleschi - Orsini - Padiglione - Palizzolo - Pallavicini - Pannilini - Passerini - Pecori - Pecori Giraldi - Pedicini - Piccolomini - Pierazzi - Pieri - Piscicelli Taeggi - Pocci - Pongileoni - Puccini - Ranieri - Ridolfi - Rinuccini - San Felice - San Martino Ramondetto - Saracinelli - Sarri - Scarampi - Schneiderff - Sermattei Della Genga - Servadio - Stagno - Tarugi - Torlonia - Torriani - Trinci - Vaj - Varano - Venuti - Visone - Zappi - Zarini - Zucchi.

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         DAY AND NIGHT SONGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: G. Philip & Son, 1884. First edition thus, 16 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decorations & title (from a design by D.G. Rossetti) to fr. cover & spine, gilt floral device to rear cover, bevelled edges, t.e. gilt (others untrimmed), chocolate ep.s, 155 (x) pp. +1p. publ. advert preceding p.[i], in (incomplete) original buff dust-jacket. Printed on watermarked handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London. Inscribed to head of half-title: "Annie Fell from H[elen]. Allingham, Dec. '97." Dust-jacket incomplete (spine & fr. panel lacking, & lt.-to-moderate edge-chipping & staining to rear panel & flaps); binding Near-Fine (minor rubbing to extremities); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. stains)--a truly brilliant copy even w/its incompl. d-j. Colbeck 24 (in Deluxe binding), Lasner 20, Woodman D12 & F1 (design repr. p.[33] & binding repr. p.[34])--see also Fredeman 46.4.

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         Les Rougon-Macquart. La Joie de Vivre.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1884 - Histoire Naturelle et Sociale d'une Famille sous le Second Empire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier courant sans mention de mille. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. - 1884 - 447 pages. Extrait du catalogue de la Bibliothèque Charpentier en fin de volume. Ex-libris Étienne Cluzel. Superbe reliure demi maroquin noir à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Filet doré bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état pour ce très bel exemplaire, magnifiquement relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE

      , - GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE. , , Govoni Corrado (Tàmara, 29 ottobre 1884 ? Lido dei Pini ?Anzio-, 20 ottobre 1965) è stato un poeta italiano. Le fiale Firenze, 1903 - Francesco Lumachi editore (con i tipi di G.Spinelli e C.) 1 vol. in 8°, pp. 223 (1) Testo in inchiostro nero, verde e rosso, xilografie n.t. di A.De Karolis. Br. edit. verde con ill. in arancio di A. De Karolis, dorso restaurato, copertina come da foto, testo interno al volume perfetto senza imperfezioni, nessuna macchia nel testo. Leggera mancanza nella brossura della copertina in alto ma recuperabile perché è uno sbavo di colla. Sulla copertina è incollata l'etichetta: "Poesia, organo del Futurismo direttore F.T.Marinetti, via Senato 2 ? Milano", in quanto l'opera fu rimessa in circolazione da Marinetti nel 1909. Prima edizione illustrata.Visitate il nostro negozio all'indirizzo: www.amarcordlibri.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      - Librairie des auteurs modernes, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Il legame a bradel metà calico rosso, liscio indietro con un oro floreale, data e filo d'oro doppia coda, come dolore piece marrone di piastre carta marmorizzata, angoli leggermente utilizzati, copertine conservate, vincolante poi firmato Paul Vie. autografo Precious firmato da Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly migliorato oro per alcune lettere: "Al mio amico François Coppée, questi ritratti (parole errate di Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly e attraversate da lui) linee per tratti e ... questi tratti "accompagnati da un piccolo disegno di due frecce incrociate disegnate in oro. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly rehaussé à l'or pour certaines lettres : "A mon ami François Coppée, ces portraits (mots mal orthographiés par Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly et barrés par lui) traits pour traits... et ces traits" accompagné d'un petit dessin représentant deux flèches entrecroisées tracées à l'or. Agréable exemplaire.

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         Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884. - VI, (7)-146, (2) SS. Zeitgenössischer Leinenband mit Resten eines Rückenschildchens. 8vo. In maßgefertigtem Leinenschuber mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Seltene Erstausgabe während des Sozialistengesetzes in Zürich erschienen und teils illegal in Deutschland verbreitet. Die äußere Anregung gab Morgan mit seiner "Ancient Society" 1877 über die Entwicklung der Familie. Marx hatte sich mit dem Thema beschäftigt und Material hinterlassen, das Engels durch umfangreiche eigene Forschungen ergänzte und mit den Leitideen des historischen Materialismus verband. "Dadurch wird das Buch ein Grundlagenwerk zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des historischen Materialismus" (Laffont). Engels untersucht hier erstmals in der Entstehungsgeschichte des Marxismus ausführlich die Entwicklung der Familie, der Ehe und die unterschiedliche Stellung der Frau. "Es ist die instruktivste Anwendung der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung auf die Frühformen der menschlichen Gesellschaft" (NDB IV, 525). - Wie stets gebräunt, doch hier sehr gleichmäßig. Der typische, originale Einband etwas fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Mit rotem Stempel einer japanischen Privatsammlung am Titel verso. Stammhammer I, 73, 20. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 45f. (mit Abb.). Rubel 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Concurrenz-Entwürfe wegen Bebauung der Museums-Insel zu Berlin

      Verlag von Hermann Rückwardt, Berlin 1884 - Elephant Folio (19 3/4 x 14 3/4"). 6pp., 65 plates. Original burgundy half cloth string tied portfolio over tan boards with black lettering and publisher's device on cover, protected by modern mylar. Scarce portfolio on the Architecture Competition for the development of the Museums-Insel (Museum Island) in Berlin, today considered a World Heritage Property. The competition took place 13 years after Berlin had become the capitol of Germany and made great strides to establish itself as a major industrial as well as cultural center.The portfolio contains twenty-six of fifty-two designs from architects including the four award-winning entries, six designs acquired by the ministry, and additional sixteen designs considered to be the best among the submissions. The collection was published with the approval of the Minister for religious, educational and medical affairs, Dr. von Gossler. The designs show all facets of the 19th century Historicism with its signature high domes and halls, stairways, columns, and gables, a mix of forms modeled after Parisian and Viennese architecture. Photography and collotypes of this competition were executed by Hermann Rückwardt, a photographer and publisher. In 1876 he was appointed as the Royal Court Photographer of Wilhelm II and in 1885 Royal Bavarian Court Photographer to Ludwig II.The accompanying text pages contain detailed guidelines for the competition with general specifications and requirements for the specific collections to be housed, e. g. space requirements for the galleries of antique sculptures, specifications for the Olympia collection separate from the general antique period, sculptures of the Christian era, a gallery for paintings, quarters for the administration, the restoration department, and staff housing.The 26 submissions contain two to six pages each, with renderings of drawings of facades and architectural plans. The four award-winning entries were the designs by E. Giesenberg, Berlin, Alfred Hauschild, Dresden, Julius & Otto Raschdorf, Berlin, and Fritz Wolf, Berlin. The six designs acquired by the Ministry were those of Georg Frentzen, Aachen, Hinkeldeyn & Hossfeld, Berlin, Hoffman, Dresden, H. Schmieden, Berlin, F. Schwechten, Berlin, and Oskar Sommer, Frankfurt.The 1st price in the competition went to Alfred Hauschild. Julius Raschdorf, another winner, was one of the most recognized architects of his time; the Berlin Dome is considered his major work. After receiving one of the awards Fritz Wolff later designed the interim version of the Pergamon Museum built from 1897-1899. It was replaced by the designs of Alfred Messel from 1907 and, after his death in 1909, his closest friend Ludwig Hoffmann took on the implementation of his plans.Among the honorees was Alfred Messel, later one of the best know architects of his generation. Messel's most famous work is the Wertheim Department store at the Leipziger Platz. Since 1907 Messel had been developing plans for the Pergamon Museum. They were realized between 1910 and 1913 with slight modifications under the supervision of the architect and city planning official Ludwig Hoffmann, one of the most revered Berlin architects. Text in German. Binding with previous owner's inked catalog number at left top of cover and middle left edge and red stamp on title page. Covers rubbed and with front string tie torn. Light wear and age-toning along edges of plates. Portfolio in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Starting in 1999 the Museums-Insel was restored based on the master plan of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Early visions of its design were submitted during the competition of 1883/84. In 2014 the TU Berlin (Technical University) offered a seminar with the goal to reconstruct the 1883 competition based on original designs submitted by various architects at the time and develop an exhibition based on the findings in 2015 at the Academy for Architecture at the Schinkelplatz.Literatur - Nikolaus Bernau, Hans-Diet [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Original Paperback Wisden.

      1884 - Hi, This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks and small 1/2 inch tear repaired to the rear cover and tiny amount to the corners. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik. Band I (1866), Band II (1867), Band IV (1869), Band XIII (1878), Band XIV (1879), Band XV (1880), Band XVI (1881), Band XVII (1882), band XVIII (1883), Band XIX (1884)

      4, blindgeprägter Lwd. mit goldgeprägrten Rückentiteln, die ersten drei Bände mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, je band ca 600 S. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln in Stahlstich, Lithographie, Holzstich, Radierung, teils Originalgraphiken. Herausgegeben und verfaßt unter Mitwirkung von R.v. Eitelberger, Jakob Falke, G. Heider, H. Hettner, M. Jordan, C. Lemcke, W. Lübke, Jul. Meyer, Otto Mündler, Friedr. Pecht, G. Semper, Ant. Springer, A. Teichlein, Fr. Th. Vischer, G.F. Waagen, A. Woltmann, Rob. Zimmermann etc. - Bindungen teilw. schadhaft und vom Buchblock abgelöst, die ersten Bände mitunter stockfleckig, sonst innen saubere Exemplare

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         OUR BASE BALL CLUB and How It Won the Championship

      1884. With an Introduction by Al. G. Spalding of the Chicago Base Ball Club. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1884. 1 page undated ads (for Spalding baseball goods). Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Edition of "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball" [Grobani 12-2c]. The first book about baseball was 1859's THE BASE BALL PLAYER'S POCKET COMPANION (nonfiction -- there are only about ten known copies, the most recently-exchanged of which was priced at $39,500). There was an 1877 volume in the "No Name Series," THE GREAT MATCH, which could also lay claim to "first baseball fiction" but which is not entirely about baseball. About these two books Strecker et al. have written,~Both THE GREAT MATCH and OUR BASE BALL CLUB highlight tensions between the country and the city. More importantly, they reveal the baseball team's central place in local communities and feature insight into nineteenth century baseball debates about participation versus competition, and amateurism versus professionalism.~This is a hefty, large-format (quarto) volume, with ten handsome illustrations. OUR BASE BALL CLUB was issued in two different bindings -- paper-covered boards with a front cover lithograph, or full pictorially-decorated cloth, either grey or blue or (as here) bright red. This is a bright, very good-plus copy, with a small damp-mark on the rear cover and very minor shelf-wear at the spine ends.

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         Parrots in Captivity Volume I: Illustrated with coloured plates

      George Bell and Sons 1884 - 1884. Vol I. 144 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and crest, contains pictorial plates. Forward lean. Pages are slightly yellowed with cracking to hinges and moderate foxing to text block edge as well as the endpapers. Noticeable thumbing inside. Plates have mild tanning and foxing to edges with occasional light pencil marking. Creasing to rear endpaper. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine has a few tears and chips with a crease at centre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Region of the Eternal Fire: an account of a journey to the petroleum region of the Caspian in 1883.

      Allen London 1884 - First edition, 8vo., xix, 413pp., 17 plates and maps, 10 pages ads at end, original red pictorial cloth, very light fade to spine, a fine bright copy. An account of Marvin's journey to Baku to explore the Russian petroleum region. Ghani p243. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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