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         Isis Unveiled : A Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology (I and II, Two Volumes)

      J. W. Bouton 1884 - Volume one: upper right corners show waer and fraying, bottom right corners show more modest wear, a few light marks to covers, top and bottom of spine are ragged and show a small about of loss, front hinge cracked and showing webbing but is still strong, previous owner name on title page. otherwise book is clean and presentable, with clean (but not bright) gilt, tight binding, clean pages. Volume two: pretty much the same, though hinges are solid, with some water staining to bottom right corner of pages affecting only the corners of the pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Crime et Le Chatiment (Crime and Punishment)

      Paris: Librairie Plon, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First French edition. Two books in one volume, complete. Green cloth and gilt-stamped spine with paper-covered boards, leather tips. Translated from the original Russian by Victor Derely. pp. 334, 308. About Very Good condition. Foxing throughout. Small tear to title and adjacent pages. The first French publication of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking novel, from which the first English translation of 1885 in periodical format, and in book form in 1886 by Vizetelly would come.

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         Die Bruder Karamasow (The Brothers Karamazov)

      Leipzig: Verlag von Fr. Wilh. Grunow, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First German edition, cloth issue published by newspaper Die Grenzboten as noted on half-titles and spines, published simultaneously with wrappered and red cloth issues, neither with half titles. Complete in four octavo volumes. Volume I: Half-title + TP + [v] - viii+1leaf + 1 – 271 + [i]-xxxii- publisher’s ads on browned inferior stock; II: Half-title + TP + 1 - 272; III: Half-title + TP + 1 - 298; IV: Half-title + TP + 1 - 336. Original green cloth with gilt stamping and top edges, original dark green endpapers. In German, translated anonymously. Very Good with front hinges starting, a few light scuffs to bindings, bumped corners, light cup ring to front cover cloth of first volume, but internally clean, gilt nice and sharp. An attractive, unsophisticated set.The very first translation of Bra'tia Karamazovy [1879-1880] from the original Russian into any language, preceding the French version by four years and the English version by 28 years. The German public's interest in Dostoyevsky stemmed from the promotion and resounding success of 1882's German translation of Crime and Punishment.Scarce. No other copies currently for sale in the trade and no copies located outside of Europe in OCLC.

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         PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY. 3 Volumes First Edition. Illustrated with 81 Stunning Colour Plates, together with ;- BIRDS I HAVE KEPT IN YEARS GONE BY. Illustrated with 16 Colour Plates.

      London ;- George Bell and Sons York Street Covent Garden. - 1887;- and Upcott Gill 170 Strand 1885 1884 - A SUPERB Near Fine set in STRIKING Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Royal 8vo. and Crown 8vo. Beautiful full-page wood-engraved Plates, printed in colour and finished by hand (twenty seven in each volume, including frontispieces in the 3 volume set) Vol.1- x + 144pps. / Vol.2 - xiv + 114pps. / Vol. 3 - viii + 144pps. Top edge Gilt. First Issue Set with spines dated 1890 at foot. (N.B. A fourth Supplementary volume was started but never completed) The crown 8vo. - viii + 198pps. All edge gilt. Apart from the usual slight foxing in places this is undoubtedly A MOST DESIRABLE SET of this the first published work devoted entirely to Parrots in Captivity with its gilt macaw on each cover ! (Fine Bird Books p.103;- Nissen IVB 393, Wood p.368;- Zimmer p.274) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Philologocal, and Humorous

      Kelso: J & J H Rutherfurd. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Slight foxing. 1884. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). vii, 192pp. 3 b/w plates. .

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         Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvořák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884. Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvořák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed... consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds. Dvořák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative. The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, Šourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, Šourek 38). The Hymnus: Dědicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvořák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, Šourek 15). "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvořák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvořák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvořák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation." "On 5 March 1884 Dvořák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" significance', and fêted him as the 'musical hero of the hour'. The Philharmonic Society made him an honorary member. He promised it a new symphony, and he was expected to write choral works for both the forthcoming Birmingham Festival and the Leeds Festival of 1886." "Dvořák's great success in England led to eight more visits. In November 1884 he travelled to London and to Worcester (where he gave a performance of the Stabat mater); in April 1885 he visited London for the première of the Seventh Symphony; in August 1885 he gave concerts in London and in Birmingham, where he conducted the British première of the cantata Svatební košile ('The Spectre's Bride')." Klaus Döge in Grove Music Online.

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         Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvo?ák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      - 2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884.Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvo?ák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed. consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds. Dvo?ák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative.The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, ?ourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, ?ourek 38).The Hymnus: D?dicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvo?ák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, ?ourek 15)."With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvo?ák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvo?ák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvo?ák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation."On 5 March 1884 Dvo?ák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" si

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         Le RAINCY en 1884 et 1885.

      Auteur 1884-85, Le Raincy - 2 vol. in-8 oblong de 27 ff.n.ch. (titre gravé, table et 25 planches) et 32 ff.n.ch. (titre, table et 30 planches), pleine percaline éditeur de l'époque, dos lisse avec titre doré, encadrement de filets et fers à froid avec titre sur les plats. Edition originale. Albums contenant respectivement un titre gravé et 25 planches et 30 planches gravées à l'eau-forte, représentant les rues et paysages de la ville. "en faisant cette petite collection de vues du Raincy, je me suis proposé de fixer en de simples croquis, l'état actuel des principales voies de cette localité, destinée à devenir importante dans l'avenir ." Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur les deux volumes, adressé à des parents proches (nièce et neveu). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         [Collection of Thirteen Carte-de-Visite from Hong Kong Studios].

      (Circa1867- 1884). This collection of thirteen albumen portraits of European men and women and one of a child ("Maggie Watson Bain/age 6 months/March 1884") together with an image showing a group of four adult Chinese people together with a child seated around a table playing cards were published by ten Hong Kong photographic studios, of which eight are named and one anonymous, in the latter part of the 19th century. The CDV of the Chinese card players does not show a studio name however "Playing cards/Hong Kong/26th May '67" is written in ink on the reverse. The studios represented in this collection are Afong (5); Hing Cheong (1); See Tay (2); H.R. Howell(2); W.P. Floyd (1): Kai-Sack (1); Hongkong Photographic Rooms (1); Hong Cheong Shing (1). A number of the cards have been annotated on the reverse with dates and occasionally with the name of the person whose portrait the photograph shows. Three photographs are considerably faded, a few others show some but less significant fading, some scuffing on two and some occasional spotting. Cards measure 6.3 x 10.5cm. From the collection of Hong Kong historian, author and collector Arthur Hacker. .

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         Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      - Hetzel, Paris 1884, in-8 (18x27,5cm), (6p.) 368pp., relié. - Edition illustrato con disegni di J. Férat, incisa da Barbant. Cartone dice "Golden Globe" tipo 4, firmato Engel. Torna al faro. Secondo tipo Engel piatta "i". guardie blu, tutti i bordi dorato. Primo piatto policromo decorato con strumenti di navigazione d'oro e fogliame verde. Copiare i costi, quasi totalmente priva di foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Barbant.  Cartonnage dit "au globe doré" du type 4, signé Engel. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "i". Gardes bleues, toutes tranches dorées. Premier plat polychrome orné d'instruments de navigation dorés et de feuillages verts. Quelques très infimes manques de dorure sur le premier plat. Cartonnage très habilement restauré. Ex-dono au stylo sur la page de faux-titre. Exemplaire frais, presque tout à fait exempt de rousseurs.

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         LA RUSSIE ET LES RUSSES. Kiew et Moscou. Impressions de voyage. Ouvrage illustré de plus de 240 gravures dont 67 dessins de F. de Haenen et 115 de Pranischnikoff.

      1884 - Paris, Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884. Grand in-8 (212 X 284 mm) demi-chagrin vert lierre, plats bisautés toile chagrinée vert tendre, grande plaque polychrome sur le premier plat dans un encadrement doré, armes de la Russie dorées au centre du second plat, dos quatre nerfs plats, caissons dorés ornés, auteur et titre doré, tranches dorées (A. lenègre relieur) ; (1) f. blanc, frontispice, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 423 pages, 7 planches hors-texte sur vélin teinté, (1) f. blanc. Rousseurs éparses, plus marquées aux deux feuillets blancs et aux derniers feuillets de texte (pp. 415 à la fin). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Elle contient HUIT GRAVURES hors-texte (dont le frontispice) tirées sur papier teinté et de très nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte. (Vicaire, VII, 848). BEL EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans son magnifique cartonnage éditeur polychrome. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE.Six Volumes. With an introduction & memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard.

      Kegan Paul.Trench, London,1884. - Each Volume with an etched frontispiece with a tissue guard.Volume One contains a facsimile letter.Bound in half red calf with red cloth sides.A Very attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM

      Boston: [Printed by the Riverside Press for] Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. First Trade Edition. This impressive feat of illustration and book design made the reputation of American artist Elihu Vedder, who is responsible not just for the Art Nouveau-style artwork, but also for the handwritten text, the binding design, and the endpapers. According to the Smithsonian, which owns the original designs, "from the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' achieved unparalleled success. . . . Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist. Vedder's 'Rubáiyát' set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." The text is an uncertain but beautiful amalgam of the Medieval and the 19th century. Although we know that Omar Khayyám was an 11th century astrologer and mathematician, we are less certain about his poetic accomplishments, and very unsure if the text here was his work. What we do know is that the poetry is early, that it may have been Omar's, that it was translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald (1809-83), and that this lush and evocative translation has become a widely acclaimed work whose popularity has endured to the present day. Vedder's edition rearranges FitzGerald's translation into three sections around the themes of joy, death, and rebirth, and he populates it with Blakeian images. Trained in the Academic style of painting, Vedder had seen an exhibition of Blake's work on a visit to London in 1876, and ANB notes that his work "subsequently displayed a more idealized human form." Blake's influence is apparent here, particularly in what Vedder called the "cosmic swirl" motif, representing the "gradual concentration of elements that combine to form life; the sudden pause through the reverse of the movement which marks the instant of life; and then the gradual, ever-widening dispersion again of those elements into space." Only this first edition of this work was issued in this folio format; later printings appeared in octavo with inevitable loss of grandeur. The massive size and weight of this volume often results in damage to the joints and hinges; copies as solid and tight as the present one are hard to find.. 405 x 325 mm. (16 x 12 3/4"). [57], [vii] leaves, mounted on tabs. First Trade Edition. Publisher's illustrated brown cloth and patterned endpapers designed by Vedder, top edge gilt. With ornamental title page and 56 photo-lithograph plates of Art Nouveau illustrations by Vedder. Front flyleaf with owner's (illegible) signature dated 1926. A touch of soiling to edges of binding, rear board lightly chafed, a little rubbing to corners and spine ends, isolated marginal smudges or marks, but all of these imperfections very minor and otherwise A FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright internally, in a very well-preserved binding. This impressive feat of illustration and book design made the reputation of American artist Elihu Vedder, who is responsible not just for the Art Nouveau-style artwork, but also for the handwritten text, the binding design, and the endpapers. According to the Smithsonian, which owns the original designs, "from the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' achieved unparalleled success. . . . Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist. Vedder's 'Rubáiyát' set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." The text is an uncertain but beautiful amalgam of the Medieval and the 19th century. Although we know that Omar Khayyám was an 11th century astrologer and mathematician, we are less certain about his poetic accomplishments, and very unsure if the text here was his work. What we do know is that the poetry is early, that it may have been Omar's, that it was translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald (1809-83), and that this lush and evocative translation has become a widely acclaimed work whose popularity has endured to the present day. Vedder's edition rearranges FitzGerald's translation into three sections around the themes of joy, death, and rebirth, and he populates it with Blakeian images. Trained in the Academic style of painting, Vedder had seen an exhibition of Blake's work on a visit to London in 1876, and ANB notes that his work "subsequently displayed a more idealized human form." Blake's influence is apparent here, particularly in what Vedder called the "cosmic swirl" motif, representing the "gradual concentration of elements that combine to form life; the sudden pause through the reverse of the movement which marks the instant of life; and then the gradual, ever-widening dispersion again of those elements into space." Only this first edition of this work was issued in this folio format; later printings appeared in octavo with inevitable loss of grandeur. The massive size and weight of this volume often results in damage to the joints and hinges; copies as solid and tight as the present one are hard to find.

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         LA MODA ILLUSTREE, MODA, AÑO 1884, PROFUSION DE GRABADOS

      FIRMIN DIDOT ET CIE 1884 - LA MODA ILLUSTREE, MODA, AÑO 1884, COMPLETO. FIRMIN DIDOT ET CIE. PROFUSION DE GRABADOS. GRAN FORMATO. REF C-1 BIBLIOTECA CFRR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         北京夢枕. [Peking Yume Makura]. [Peking Dream Pillow].

      Tokyo. Japanese Satirical Sino-French War Woodblock Print]*. 1884. Two colour woodblocks on oban tate-e sheets, diptych style, which together make a striking satirical comment on the Opium War. The sleeping giant of China in his fine Chinese silks lies smoking opium while being attacked by tiny French soldiers, the Western powers look on. Upper corners torn with loss causing loss of two Kanji in title. Matted. A striking and unusual image. Scarce. Yukichi Fukuzawa (福澤諭吉, 1835 - 1901), regarded as one of the founders of modern Japan, commissioned this work from Imaizumi Ippyō (1865 - 1904)in 1884 shortly after discovering his talent. Fukuzawa was an early Japanese civil rights activist and liberal ideologist whose ideas about the work of government and the structure of social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.In August 1884, at the time when the war broke out between Qing China and France over the control of northern Vietnam, China was increasingly being encroached upon by the Western powers. This image graphically demonstrates the thinking of Meiji-era Japanese intellectuals of the time who despised the "backwards" Orient, looking to Europe instead. Although China won the land battles the short Sino-French War (also known as Tonkin War) of 1884-85 ended in defeat for the Qing due to their poor use of their navy. The Sino-French War confirmed to many Chinese that the Qing Dynasty was weak and it was yet another step towards the rising nationalist movement which became increasingly evident over the next half century.In 1885, following the printing of this woodblock, Ippyō graduated from Keio University and went to study lithography and photography in San Francisco, where he later became a shareholder in a small trading company. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159528).

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         The Novels of Henry Fielding The History of Tom Jones (Vol. I and Vol. II). The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great and a Journey from this World to the Next. The History of Amelia. The Adventures of Joseph Andrews.

      London: George Routledge and Sons. 1884 - London: George Routledge and Sons, 1884. Five Volumes. Ten inches tall. History of Tom Jones Vol. I – xxx, 455pp. History of Tom Jones Vol. II – xxii, 442pp. Jonathan Wild – xii, 313pp. History of Amelia – viii, 535pp. Adventures of Joseph Andrews – Frontispiece, xvi, 333 pp. Fine half morocco leather with raised bands to the spines, gilt titles, and date to the base of the spine. Gilt coat of arms to each front board over marbled paper. Limited, numbered edition set of which 250 copies have been printed for sale in Europe, and 150 for sale in the United States of America. This set number 384. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – lightly worn to the top and base. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition – gently worn. Boards – very good condition – some marks, marbled edges chipped to some boards, and part of the leather missing to a quarter on Joseph Andrews. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt, others hand cut, and some uncut pages. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled, reverse of endpapers and preliminary pages foxed, biro mark to the endpapers and half title of Amelia. Title – good condition – foxed and damp stained to the title page and frontispiece of Jonathan Andrews. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1884 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Rebours

      G. Charpentier & Cie 1884 - G. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1884, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'époque. Edition originale sur papier courant. In-12 demi-chagrin bleu nuit avec papier marbré, dos 5 nerfs orné, gardes papiers marbrés, non rogné. Bon état général, légèrement défraichi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Een lent van vaerzen.

      Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1884. Ingenaaid (omslagontwerp L.W.R. Wenckebach). 96 p. Debuut. 1e druk. Hoekje uit omslag, hapje uit Franse titel, maar mét de zo kwetsbare originele rug: slechts twee ontbrekende stukjes zijn aangezet. Langs de bovenrand van het binnenwerk enige vochtschade.l Het beste exemplaar dat wij de afgelopen jaren zijn tegengekomen. VV 104,1.

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         ATLAS DER ALPENFLORA. Hrsg. v. Deutschen u. Oesterreichischen Alpenverein. Nach der Natur gemalt v. Anton Hartinger. Text v. K. W. v. Dalla Torre.

      1 Textbd. u. 4 Atlas-Bde. 249 (3) S. Mit 1 Taf. 504 chromolithogr. Taf. u. 4 Titelbll. mit Inhaltsverz. OLn.-Kassetten. u. OLn.-Bd. mit floraler Gold-, Silber- u. Schwarzprägung. Tlw. in Lagen zerfallen. Angeb.: Ders.. Wörterbuch der Botanischen Fachausdrücke. Ergänzung zu dem vom Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenverein hrsg. Atlas der Alpenflora. Salzburg 1884. 94 S. Mit 230 Texholzschn. Nissen BBI 799 - Vollständiges Expl. der gesuchten ersten Ausgabe. - 1 Textvol., 4 Atlas-vols. 249 (3) pp. with 504 , chromolithograph. plates, 4 titlepages,. Index. In 4 Orig.-cloth-cases. and 1 Orig.-cloth-binding. Floral silver stamping on boards, some plates loose. Complete copy of this rare first edition. - Bound with: "Wörterbuch der Botanischen Fachausdrücke. Ergänzung zu dem vom Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenverein hrsg. Atlas der Alpenflora". 94 pp. with 230 woodcuts.

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         Mädchen im Bade.

      Folio. Mit 10 (davon 9 signierte) Lithographien von Otto Schoff. Orig.-Halbleinenmappe. Ausgabe B. Eins von 40 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 60 Expl.) in Rötel auf Bütten. - Die 9 signierten Lithographien in der Mappe, eine farb. Lithographie auf dem Mappendeckel. - Otto Schoff (1884-1938) war Schüler bei Emil Orlik. Ab 1935 bekam er von den Nazis ein Malverbot und seine Werke zählten ab da zur "entarteten Kunst". - Mappe etwas angestaubt. Mappenbezug (nicht die Lithographie) stellenweise etwas wellig. Die Lithographien sehr gut erhalten.

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         RIVER CONGO, From its Mouth to Bólobo, With a general history of the natural history and anthropology of the Western basin.

      London Sampson, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1884 - First edition. Profusely illustrated with over seventy in-text illustrations, 3 maps of the Congo, and three etchings including one of Ibaka, by the author. 8vo, half brown calf over marble boards, the spine with raised bands, gilt tools, gilt lettering. xvii, 470 pp pliu 32 ads. A handsome copy, text bright and clean, the binding well preserved, gilt shining. AN IMPORTANT WORK BY JOHNSTON. Includes a well documented account of an early look at the history and anthropology of the Congo. Johnston intended the book to be read as a sort of guide book or introduction to the area. Johnston was early on an explorer and traveler to Africa and this volume is typical of the very best produced writing in travel and exploration of the period. Johnston began his travels in Africa at the age of 21 with his 1879-1880 journey to the interior of Tunisa as a student of painting, architecture, and languages. This trip sparked the passion for travel and exploration in the wilds of the African continent that he would spend the next several decades fulfilling. His journeys and his leadership potential were first brought to the attention of the Royal Geographical Society and the British Association in 1883 when he met H.M. Stanley and traveled with him to the remote river above the Stanley Pool in the Congo, a virgin territory little known to other Europeans at that time. From there his travels and responsibilities expanded rapidly; he was commissioned to lead a scientific expedition to to Mount Kilmanjaro beginning in Zanzibar in 1884, the success of which led to his apopintment as British vice-consul and eventually acting consul in Cameroon and the Niger Delta. He held a number of government positions through the next 20 years, perhaps best known for his "Cape-to-Cairo" scheme, a phrase coined in the London Times in August of 1888. The plan entailed having British influence in an unbroken line from Alexandria to Cape Town, but was foiled in July of 1890 when the British were forced to give up their sphere of influence north of Lake Tanganyika to the Germans. His later days were spent organizing British administration in Uganda and Liberia as well as writing about his life experiences in Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Blackberries: Picked off many bushes by D. Pollex and others. Put in a basket by William Allingham.

      G. Philip & Son 1884 - (5), 172 pp. With ornamental initial letters and head & tail pieces, printed on hand-made paper, t.e.g., others uncut, dark green fine diagonal ribbed cloth, gilt titling on front cover and spine, covers slightly marked, hinge slightly loose, exlibris of Oliver Brett (later Lord Esher) and Roger Senhouse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co.(1884). First Edition, Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari-Soheill, Baital, Pachisi, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc. Blue-green cloth with decorations and lettering stamped in black and gilt. BAL 7912. First issue of author's first book, preceded by a translation. Small stain to the margins of several pages. Front hinge with some cracking, as often the case, but still tight. Slight rubbing and soiling to covers, gilt on spine still bright. Housed in a half green morocco slipcase with matching green cloth chemise; rubbing to the raised bands and spine tips of the slipcase., Original cloth, Near Fine housed in a Very Good half morocco slipcase

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         Treasure Island

      This is a 2nd edition H/Bk copy of "treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by Cassell in 1884. This copy although dated 1884 must have been available in 1883 as there is a Xmas gift inscription on the front end paper with that date and the code with the list of other publications is 12.83. The book has 292 pages of text rather than the 304 claimed in the advertisement at the rear. It also has all the errors noted. The book is bound in green silk with the titled on the spine in gold. The edges and corners are rubbed and bumped and the book has a slight lean. The binding is tight. If you have any questions about the book or its contents please email me.

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         Vanity Fair.

      London: Vanity Fair, Jan. 5, 1884 to June 28, 1884.(). Small folio. Half roan, worn. with 26 chromolithographs, including images of Oscar Wilde in 1884, Alfred Rothschild and princesses, lords and ladies.

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         Catalogue of an important portion of the extensive & valuable library of the late Sir John Hayford Thorold, Bart., removed from Syston Park, Lincolnshire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 12-19 December 1884)

      London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884. (25.5 cm), vii (1), 193 (3) pp. 2110 lots. Bound in contemporary black cloth, back lettered "Syston Park Library Dec. 1884" (printed yellow wrappers retained). - The Syston Park library was collected by Sir John Thorold (1734-1815), ninth baronet, and by his son, John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831). The elder Thorold commenced collecting about 1785, and by 1789 had become well-known in the Parisian salerooms; his pace began to slacken about 1800. Sir John's principal contribution was an impressive group of Elzevirs; his son concentrated on Aldines, incunabula, and early printing, and rebuilt the library at Syston in 1822-1824 to house the new acquisitions (Tim Knox, "Sir John Thorold's library at Syston Park, Lincolnshire" in Apollo, volume 146, September 1997, pp.24-29). The sale of the library in 1884 was tremendously successful, realising just over £28,000, with some outstanding prices: the 1462 Mainz Psalter on vellum (£4950), and the 42-line Bible (£3900), are most notable. The auctioneer afterwards distributed copies of the sale catalogue annotated with buyers' names and prices. The present copy is one of these; there was also an issue of 25 annotated copies in a larger format (c. 280 × 195 mm, designated large paper in manuscript facing the title; see Christie's sale of the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, New York, 22-23 March 2005, lot 328: $2640). Further sales of books occurred on 3 July 1899, 5 March 1923 (lots 1-317), and 9 April 1923 (lots 411-795); the house was demolished in 1924. ¶ Good copy.

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         THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      London: Chatto & Windus(1884). First Edition, The First English Edition, preceding the American edition by four months. With 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. BAL 3414: Sequence B with the gatherings saddle-stitched with wire staples as opposed to sewn. BAL assigns no priority to the sequences. With the publisher's catalogue insert at rear dated October 1884, per BAL., Decorated red cloth, Typical sunning to spine with mild fraying to head and neat cloth repair to heel. Minor spotting to covers. Near Fine

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         Cowdray: The history of a Great English house.

      Bickers & Son, Leicester Square, London 1884 - Wonderful copy of a very scarce book on Cowdray House in Midhurst. Maroon cloth with a blank cloth spine which has become a tad sunned and a little frayed at extremities. Gilt title lettering and coat of arms motif on front board. A little bumped at extremities and a few marks. The light pencilled notes of AWF Fuller, from whose descendants this book was acquired (see other listings) are inscribed on the verso of the ffep. and read: "Slipped in: Very interesting autograph. Letter from the Author relating to this book, dated from B'ton, 25. June 1920." and further"For Lot & his daughters see pp120-1 to the Dulwich Gallery" On page 121 the annotated light pencilled notes read "?Have a copy" which relates to the catalogue of 1777 (underlined in the text) and "Lot & his daughters Our painting which I presented to the Dulwich Gallery in 1941?" There are some letters and clippings also laid in. One clipping is of the auction of the gates in Buck Hall Cowdray in 1937, another is a newspaper photo from The Sunday Times June 4th, 1950 of Polo being played at Cowdray Park. One of the letters is from AWF Fuller in his own hand writing and refers to the painting as mentioned in the book. It is headed "Painting of Lot and his daughters" and goes into some detail about the painting. There is a later note above the letter which says that the painting was presented to the gallery in memory of Rev. A. Fuller by his son AWF Fuller. The letter gives the history of the painting since the family bought it in 1830. The address of AWF Fuller on the letter is 50 Kingsmead Road, London, SW2 and dated 21. June 1940. There is also a letter laid in from the author to a Mr. Williamson, dated 25 June XX (1920) in which she states her concern about another book on "Cowdray & Easebourne Priory" in which she expresses concern that the book may have lifted parts of her book without her permission. "I am not likely to see it, as it costs four guineas." she writes! "Pray excuse me troubling you. I think the book is sure to come under your eye, Yours sincerely, Julia Roundell," Also laid in are a set of letters between Mr. A Walton who was writing on behalf of Mrs E Fuller (AWF's widow) in 1974 to the Clerk of the Governors of Alleyn's College, Dulwich College, about the subject of a bust of Shakespeare having been presented by Mrs Fuller and, at that point, having not been exhibited in the gallery. This also appears to have been acquired from Cowdray house. In all this book with the letters laid in to go along with it make a unique and exciting piece of history. Definitely a one off. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Crime et le Chatiment. Th. Dostoievsky. Traduit du Russe par Victor Derély. 2 vols.

      Paris: Librairie Plon. 1884 Half titles; occasional light foxing. Contemp. sage green three-quarter cloth, marbled boards, maroon leather spine labels sl. chipped. A v.g. copy in continental binding.Prestuplenie i nakazanie, 1866. The first French edition, from which the first English edition was translated.

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         La Regenta. Por (Clarín). Ilustraciones de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo.

      - Barcelona, Biblioteca Arte y Letras, 1884-1885, 2 tomos, 20,5 x 14 cm., encuadernación original y en perfecto estado en tela con estampaciones a color, cortes jaspeados, 527 págs. = 592 págs. (Primera edición. Sello de anterior poseedor en portada) NOVELAS

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         Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Hetzel 1884 - - Hetzel, Paris 1884, in-8 (18x27,5cm), (6p.) 368pp., relié. - Edition illustrée de dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Barbant. Cartonnage dit "au globe doré" du type 4, signé Engel. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "i". Gardes bleues, toutes tranches dorées. Premier plat polychrome orné d'instruments de navigation dorés et de feuillages verts. Quelques très infimes manques de dorure sur le premier plat. Cartonnage très habilement restauré. Ex-dono au stylo sur la page de faux-titre. Exemplaire frais, presque tout à fait exempt de rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant. Cartonnage "golden globe" type 4, signed Engel. Back to the lighthouse. second board of type Engel "i". Blue guards, all golden slices. First polychrome dish decorated with gilt navigation instruments and green foliage. Fresh copy, almost completely free of foxing. (6p.) 368pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage sentimental en France et en Italie. Traduction nouvelle et notice de M. Emile Blémont.

      Paris, 1884 - Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur et date dorés, tête dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées, exemplaire non rogné. [BRETAULT]. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir contenant 220 dessins dans le texte et 12 grandes compositions hors-texte imprimées en photogravure par l'imprimerie Goupil et Cie.Tirage à 25 exemplaires de luxe, sur japon impérial, non mis dans le commerce. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une charmante aquarelle originale : une femme fleurit la sculpture de l'auteur, encadrant le faux-titre imprimé.Exemplaire de Gaston Tissandier, avec un envoi autographe de Maurice Leloir : "Souvenir d'amitié 1884".Bon exemplaire malgré quelques légères traces blanches sur les plats de la reliure. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA MINING LIFE.

      San Francisco, CA: Dewey & Co., 1884. 16 pages of text. Original blue printed paper wrappers, with illustraion by Charles Nahl, with minor to moderate soiling and rubbing, and a few scuffs. There is one small stab hole at the lower corner running through all pages. In addition to the 5 interior illustrations, both covers are illustrated. See Howes D220. Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush #56: "crammed with gold discovery data." Detailed history of the first strikes, the men who made them, their fate, and the history of Sutter's Mill, where Marshall made the first strike. First edition.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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         Toasts èchangés a Prague le 26 Avril 1934.

      mit Frontispiz, zwei ganzseitigen Porträts der beiden Außenminister und zwei weiteren Abbildungen, unpaginiert 4, Broschiert, mit schönem lithographiertem Einband ( Stadtansicht Prags). mit Pergaminumschlag, dieser gebräunt und mit Randfehlstellen, innen sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von Eduard Benes signiert und datiert, Kolophontext: "Il a été tiré de cette plaquette pour les éditions Orbis sur papier Zanders 300 exemplaires horse commerce avec cinq lithographies et cuverture de Václav Masek, Exemplar 123 von 300". Eduard Benes (* 28. Mai 1884 in Kolany - + 3. September 1948 in Sezimovo Ústí) kämpfte mit Masaryk für die Unabhängigkeit der Tschoslowakei und ist einer ihrer bedeutendsten Politiker. Er war Außenminister 1918-1935 und dann Präsident der Republik (1935-1938). Dann resignierte er wgen des Münchner Abkommens und trat am 5. Oktober 1938 als Präsident zurück und flog einige Tage später nach London. Sein Nachfolger wurde Emil Hácha. 1941 wurde Benes Präsident der tschoslowakischen Exilregierung in London, kam 1945 zurück nach Prag und wurde erneut Präsident der Republik bis zur Machtübernahme durch die Kommunisten im Jahre 1948. Im gleichen Jahr starb er. Louis Barthou (1862-1934) was mehrmals Minister der 3. Französischen Republik und Ministerpräsident von März bis Dezember 1913. 1934 war er französischer Außenminister und bemühte sich um die diplmatische Isolierung Nazi-Deutschlands, was insbesondere bei rechten Kreisen auf Widerstand stieß. Barthou starb nachi einem Attentat am 9.Oktober 1934 in Marseille zusammen mit König Alexander I. von Jugoslawien an einer Schußverletzung durch kroatische Terroristen, war also zum Zeitpunkt der Herausgabe des Buches am 15. Dezember 1934 nicht mehr am Leben, der Band kam damals nicht in den Buchhandel.

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         uvres

      Alphonse Lemerre 1884 - Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1884-95 10 volumes in-4 (28cm x 22cm) Tiré à 1200 exemplaires dont 50 sur Japon, 25 sur Chine, 25 sur Whatman et 1100 sur Hollande. Demi maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre et date frappés or, tête dorées, fers du châteaux de Vert-Coeur frappés or sur les premiers plats, couvertures et dos conservés (Yseux Sc de Thierry Simier). Un des exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, celui-ci enrichi d'une suite sur Japon des eaux-fortes d'Henry Pille (N°458). De la bibliothèque du comte René Philippon (Ex-Libris) pour qui a été construit le Châteaux de Vert-Coeur à la fin du XIXe siècle. Bel ensemble, dos des reliures une teinte plus foncé, légers frottements sur les nerfs du tome I, en bel état par ailleurs; feuillets en bel état malgré de rares brunissures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Bruder Karamasow (The Brothers Karamazov)

      Leipzig: Verlag von Fr. Wilh. Grunow, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First German edition, cloth issue published by newspaper Die Grenzboten as noted on half-titles and spines, published simultaneously with wrappered and red cloth issues, neither with half titles. Complete in four octavo volumes. Volume I: Half-title + TP + [v] - viii+1leaf + 1 – 271 + [i]-xxxii- publisher’s ads on browned inferior stock; II: Half-title + TP + 1 - 272; III: Half-title + TP + 1 - 298; IV: Half-title + TP + 1 - 336. Original green cloth with gilt stamping and top edges, original dark green endpapers. In German, translated anonymously. Very Good with front hinges starting, a few light scuffs to bindings, bumped corners, light cup ring to front cover cloth of first volume, but internally clean, gilt nice and sharp. An attractive, unsophisticated set.The very first translation of Bra'tia Karamazovy [1879-1880] from the original Russian into any language, preceding the French version by four years and the English version by 28 years. The German public's interest in Dostoyevsky stemmed from the promotion and resounding success of 1882's German translation of Crime and Punishment.Scarce. No other copies currently for sale in the trade and no copies located outside of Europe in OCLC.

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         LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno VII

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1884. INTERLINGUE 0,47 In latino e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non allineati e non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima USATO

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         Life in the Soudan:

      London: Remington & Co.,, 1884. Adventures amongst the Tribes, and Travels in Egypt, in 1881 and 1882. Octavo. Original orange-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and decoration to front cover in black, black coated endpapers. With 2 autograph letters signed from the author (single bifolium, 180 × 114 mm; single sheet, 155 × 100 mm, with Williams's letterhead), and the publisher's prospectus ("Opinions of the Press", single gathering of 4 leaves of pink paper, wire-stitched, Geological Society ink-stamp) laid in. Half-tone portrait frontispiece, 6 wood-engraved plates. Recent monogram book-label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to the front pastedown. Ink-stamp of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, to the title page (see note). Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, faint finger-soiling to gently rolled spine and to rear board, this last with a small nick to top edge, front board lightly bowed, finger-soiling to blank versos of a couple of plates. A very good copy. The first letter (single bifolium) in excellent condition, the second browned and slightly chipped along inner edge to no loss of text, and with a segment of the Geological Society ink-stamp to the upper outer corner; publisher's prospectus with the ink-stamp of the Geological Society, and chipped along spine, but holding. First and only edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Williams "With the author's compliments, October 1884" on the front free endpaper recto, together with an autograph letter (dated September 1884) presenting the copy to the president of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, and soliciting election as a fellow of the society. (The recipient was either the lawyer and politician Lord Moncrieff or his successor as president, Thomas Stevenson, pioneering architect of lighthouses.) Also laid in is a shorter autograph letter from Williams, dated 4 September 1886 evidently from another copy, presenting the book to the secretary of the Geological Society of London, together with a copy of the publisher's prospectus. Williams, a former surgeon-major in the Khedival Egyptian Army, was the medical officer in this lengthy hunting expedition to the isolated Kunama or Basé country on what is now the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea; in his letter to the RSE he describes it as an "unknown region on the border of Abyssinia". The party boarded a steamer from Brindisi to Alexandria and spent some time sightseeing in Cairo before sailing from Suez to Suakin on the Sudanese coast, continuing inland to Kassala and eventually reaching the homeland of the Kunama people, then currently engaged in conflict with the Beni-Amer tribe. The party also encountered the Hamran Arabs described by Sir Samuel Baker, the dedicatee of Life in the Soudan, in his classic Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia (1867), before making a return journey via Massawa on what is now the coast of Eritrea. Williams's account aroused considerable interest on publication as it described territory then under the control of the Mahdi. It is today highly uncommon, with two copies only traced at auction.

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         San Rafael Illustrated and Described, Showing its Advantages for Homes

      Oakaldn and San Francisco: W. W. Elliott & Co., 1884 - 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 58 pages + 3 pages of advertisements. 16 full-page lithographs, nine illustrations in the text and one map. A promotional brochure extolling the virtues of San Rafael, with attractive lithograph illustrations of prominent houses, churchs, leading businesses and a map of railway lines. Wrappers very slightly worn; fine copy. Rocq, California Local History, 6065; Cowan, page 565; OCLC records seven copies, six in California plus Yale [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Life in the Soudan: Adventures amongst the Tribes, and Travels in Egypt, in 1881 and 1882.

      London: Remington & Co., 1884 - Octavo. Original orange-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and decoration to front cover in black, black coated endpapers. With 2 autograph letters signed from the author (single bifolium, 180 × 114 mm; single sheet, 155 × 100 mm, with Williams's letterhead), and the publisher's prospectus ("Opinions of the Press", single gathering of 4 leaves of pink paper, wire-stitched, Geological Society ink-stamp) laid in. Recent monogram book-label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to the front pastedown. Ink-stamp of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, to the title page (see note). Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, faint finger-soiling to gently rolled spine and to rear board, this last with a small nick to top edge, front board lightly bowed, finger-soiling to blank versos of a couple of plates. A very good copy. The first letter (single bifolium) in excellent condition, the second browned and slightly chipped along inner edge to no loss of text, and with a segment of the Geological Society ink-stamp to the upper outer corner; publisher's prospectus with the ink-stamp of the Geological Society, and chipped along spine, but holding. Half-tone portrait frontispiece, 6 wood-engraved plates. First and only edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Williams "With the author's compliments, October 1884" on the front free endpaper recto, together with an autograph letter (dated September 1884) presenting the copy to the president of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, and soliciting election as a fellow of the society. (The recipient was either the lawyer and politician Lord Moncrieff or his successor as president, Thomas Stevenson, pioneering architect of lighthouses.) Also laid in is a shorter autograph letter from Williams, dated 4 September 1886 evidently from another copy, presenting the book to the secretary of the Geological Society of London, together with a copy of the publisher's prospectus. Williams, a former surgeon-major in the Khedival Egyptian Army, was the medical officer in this lengthy hunting expedition to the isolated Kunama or Basé country on what is now the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea; in his letter to the RSE he describes it as an "unknown region on the border of Abyssinia". The party boarded a steamer from Brindisi to Alexandria and spent some time sightseeing in Cairo before sailing from Suez to Suakin on the Sudanese coast, continuing inland to Kassala and eventually reaching the homeland of the Kunama people, then currently engaged in conflict with the Beni-Amer tribe. The party also encountered the Hamran Arabs described by Sir Samuel Baker, the dedicatee of Life in the Soudan, in his classic Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia (1867), before making a return journey via Massawa on what is now the coast of Eritrea. Williams's account aroused considerable interest on publication as it described territory then under the control of the Mahdi. It is today highly uncommon, with two copies only traced at auction. Czech p. 304 (variant "plum cloth" binding); Fumagalli 414; Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 333. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1884. ____ "Valuable text-book on mathematical astronomy." (Pr. Carjori.) Deuxième édition. Le faux-titre n'a pas été conservé par le relieur. Très bel exemplaire au dos décoratif. Ex-libris gravés: "Andrew Noble" et "Charles Gyselynck". Sotheran 14084. *-------*. In-4. [279 x 220 mm] Collation : XIX, (1), 459 pp. Demi-vélin à coins, dos très orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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