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        1885 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Adventures Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain BLUE Binding

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition. First printing. - 1885 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Adventures Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain BLUE Binding “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” - Legacies of Genius. “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” – Earnest Hemingway Mark Twain’s momentous book Huckleberry Finn has been the source of arguments, discussion, and controversy since it first appeared in 1885. It has been reprinted countless times and is still considered to be one of the most popular American novels, if not the most popular. This first American printing meets the first edition points according to the BAL (see below). This example is incredibly rare! It is bound in the rarely seen blue cloth variant. According to early sales records, 20,000 copies were issued in cloth, and only 1 in 20 first editions were issued in blue cloth, the rest were in the more standard green cloth. Item number: #2820 Price: $7500 TWAIN, Mark. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn : (Tom Sawyer's comrade) ; scene: the Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to fifty years ago New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition. First printing. Details: • Collation: Complete with all 366 pages • References: BAL 3415. • First edition points according to BAL: o title leaf is conjugate, with the copyright notice dated 1884 o p. 9 – “Huck Decided” (later corrected to “Huck decides”) o p. 57, 11th line from bottom – “with the was” o p. 87 illustration captioned “Him and Another man” o p. 143 – “l” missing from “Col.” At top of illustration; “b” in “body in line 7 is broken o p. 161, no signature mark • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover blue; tight & secure • Size: ~8.75in X 7in (22.5cm x 18cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2820 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Crowded Shanghai Street

      Shanghai, ca. 1885 A crowded street in the Old City of Shanghai, the former Nanshi district. Albumen print, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. Manuscript caption in ink on mount: "Straat in Shanghai" This is a fine photograph of a bustling street in the Old City of Shanghai, the former Nanshi district. The Old City, also known as the Chinese City, is the traditional urban center of Shanghai. Defensive city walls built during the Ming Dynasty marked the district's boundaries until their destruction in the 20th century. Parts of the city walls remain. This early photograph shows a commercial street in the Nanshi district crowed with several rickshaws and large numbers of pedestrians. A man is pictured pushing a wheelbarrow carrying goods down the road. This photograph offers a glimpse of Chinese urban life in 19th century in Shanghai.

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        Taubenracen. Illustrirtes Handbuch zur Beurtheilung der Racen unserer Haustauben.

      Leipzig Twietmeyer () 1885 - (23,5 x 16 cm). X (2) 82 (2) S. Mit 24 Holzstichtafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband. Seltene erste Ausgabe des Klassikers der deutschsprachigen Taubenliteratur. - U.a. mit Kapitel über Feldtauben, Trommeltauben, Mähnentauben, Kapuzinertauben, Perrückentauben, Mövchentauben, Strupptauben, Seidentauben, Pfautauben, Tümmler, Kropftauben, Warzentauben, Huhntauben, ausländische Flugtauben und ausländische Luxustauben. - Der mehrfach ausgezeichnete Hofmaler Bungartz (1854-1934) veröffentlichte zahlreicher Tierbücher, die er selbst illustrierte. Er redigierte auch die Zeitschrift für Brieftaubenkunde. International berühmt wurde er besonders durch seine detailgenauen Tierzeichnungen. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, Titel etwas stärker. Einband mit Wasserflecken. Insgesamt trotzdem gut erhalten. - Nissen ZBI 749; Möbes, Bibliographie der Tauben S. 37 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Works of Mrs. Anna Brownell Jameson

      Works of Mrs. Anna Brownell Jameson - 8 Volume Set (1885 Dark Blue Half Leather)Works of Mrs. Jameson, from the last London Edition. Published in 1885 by Houghton Mifflin (Boston). Hardcover, half leather bindings. Eight volumes in total, size is approximately 16mo, about 6.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide, in dark blue fine grained leather that features gilt tooling to the spine as well as marbled boards, textblock edges, cover edges, and endpapers. Approximately 400 pages in each volume, which primarily consist of commentary and criticism on Christian Art. Mrs. Jameson's most memorable work being "Sacred and Legendary Art". Previous owner bookplate on the front endpaper with library inventory numbers, and the same owner's name appears in red pencil in two other places of each and every volume. That owner was Caroline McCullough Everhard who served as President of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association in the 1890's.Beautiful set with wear such as scratches to the covers, bumped corners, chips to the marbled edges, and moderate rubbing of the leather to the spine heads, spine tails, edges, and especially the corners. "Sketches of Art Literature and Character" shows the most wear and imperfections as the spine tail has been distorted on the bottom, the front board has impressions and scratches, and the rear foreedge has a chip; it seems this volume was likely dropped or mishandled, but it is still intact and sound. "Legends of the Madonna" has a chip of the spine head missing and this volume shows the most edge wear and rubbing to the leather and bumped corners. "The Diary of an Ennuyée" has a hard nick to the rear foreedge and Volume II of "Sacred and Legendary Art" has a nick to the top edge. Aside from the previous owner's bookplate and red pencil markings, there is no writing to the text and the bindings are tight. Overall considering the age, this half leather bookset is in Very Good condition.8 Volumes Include:> The Characteristics of Women - Moral, Poetical, and Historical;> The Diary of an Ennuyée;> Studies, Stories and Memoirs;> Sketches of Art Literature and Character;> Legends of the Madonna - as Represented in the Fine Arts;> Sacred and Legendary Art, Volume I - as Represented in the Fine Arts (Containing the Legends of the Angels and Archangels, the Evangelists, the Apostles, the Doctors of the Church, and St. Mary Magdalene);> Sacred and Legendary Art, Volume II - as Represented in the Fine Arts (Containing the Legends of the Angels and Archangels, the Evangelists, the Apostles, the Doctors of the Church, and St. Mary Magdalene);> Legends of the Monastic Orders - as Represented in the Fine Arts (Forming the Second Series of Sacred and Legendary Art).

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        The Thumb Confession Book; For Recording the Thoughts, Opinions, Likings and Tastes of one's Friends and also their Autographs.

      Glasgow: David Bryce & Son, ca 1885. Approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/2". Blue cloth over boards with gilt title and gilt stamped design on front cover, gilt title on spine within a circle, red edges, illustrated with wood-engraved views of Scottish scenery, idential sections are printed on various tints of paper, slight lean to spine, in very good+ condition. (Welsh 6714, Bondy p. 105, Garbett p. 14) This little book has also been found to have been bound in leather. It is a charming book that has various printed questions of a rather personal nature with blank pages opposite for answers. Meant to be shared with close friends, as the subtitle of the book suggests, this one has four sectiond filled in. Questions range from the titillating, "Were you ever in love? and if so, how often?" to the more mundane, "Your favorite amusement". Scarce in the trade

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        The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. Finely Bound, Four-Volume Set in Contemporary Three-Quarter Morocco, Hand Marbled Boards. Elaborate Gilt Tooled Designed Six Compartment Spines, with Five Gilt Ruled Raised Bands. Leather shows some extremity wear, joint rubbing but No splitting, or cracking with all hinges Fine. Sewn binding extremely tight without issue. Top edge gilt (t.e.g.), others uncut, a touch of age to fore. Hand Marbled endpapers mirroring boards. Internally Fine. Clean, bright and Unmarked.. First Thus. Three-Quarter Leather/Marbled Boards/Sewn. Very Good+. Illus. by R. [Ricardo] de los Rios, 16 Original Full Page Etchings with Tissue Guards.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Heavy, Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed.

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        Four Studies of a Male and Female Nude, circa 1885

      [Philadelphia, 1885. A remarkable set of four original silver gelatin photographs (9 x 9 cm). Consisting of two studies of a male nude, seated on a chair upon a table, and two studies of a female nude standing on a table. All four with the word "Lemly" in pencil on the rear. Slightly silvered at the edges, else near fine. These nude studies are of they type made by Thomas Eakins and students in his circle at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the Art Students' League of Philadelphia in the mid-1880s. They were acquired from an estate in Camden County, New Jersey, which came with a bronze sculpture by Samuel Murray, a close friend and protege of Eakins, and his assistant at the Art Students' League. The photographer, whether Eakins himself or someone in his circle, cannot be determined with certainty, but the evidence points to Eakins. Gordon Hendricks, who organized the first exhibition of Eakins' photographs at the PAFA in 1969, provides two relevant clues. In the exhibition catalog he writes, "...how do we know the photographs in the exhibition are Eakins'? The answer is to be found in two areas: first, the provenance, and second, the quality and relevance. A number of the photographs were signed by the artist himself [most were not], and the overwhelming majority have come from his immediate family or from two pupils, Samuel Murray or Charles Bregler." These four photographs meet both conditions of quality and relevance, and the Samuel Murray provenance. The studio and identity of the models is also uncertain. They were likely not taken at either the PAFA studios or the Art Students League in Philadelphia. But it is known that Eakins made photographic studies in the studio at his home on Mount Vernon Street, and in a studio at 1330 Chestnut Street, which he shared with Samuel Murray. However, the few published photographs from these two studios do not reveal enough of the interior background to make a positive identification. The female nude could quite possibly be the same person pictured in the exhibition catalog for the great Thomas Eakins exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2001-02: "Female Nude with a Mask at the PAFA, c.1883" (page 179, plate 134). Seen as Jungian archetypes, both bear an uncanny resemblance to the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, and both bear a striking resemblance to the known Eakins model Ms. Weda Cook, who is pictured in a photograph by Eakins from the collection of Gordon Hendricks: "Weda Cook with Academy plaster cast" (figure 40; 164) from the 1969 exhibition catalog. A rare and possibly unique set, revealing a hitherto unknown series of photographic studies from the school of Thomas Eakins.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86. Rare publisher's deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition, contemporary name. The rarest form of Grant's memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492).

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        Four Studies of a Male and Female Nude, circa 1885

      [Philadelphia, 1885. A remarkable set of four original silver gelatin photographs (9 x 9 cm). Consisting of two studies of a male nude, seated on a chair upon a table, and two studies of a female nude standing on a table. All four with the word "Lemly" in pencil on the rear. Slightly silvered at the edges, else near fine. These nude studies are of they type made by Thomas Eakins and students in his circle at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the Art Students' League of Philadelphia in the mid-1880s. They were acquired from an estate in Camden County, New Jersey, which came with a bronze sculpture by Samuel Murray, a close friend and protege of Eakins, and his assistant at the Art Students' League. The photographer, whether Eakins himself or someone in his circle, cannot be determined with certainty, but the evidence points to Eakins. Gordon Hendricks, who organized the first exhibition of Eakins' photographs at the PAFA in 1969, provides two relevant clues. In the exhibition catalog he writes, "...how do we know the photographs in the exhibition are Eakins'? The answer is to be found in two areas: first, the provenance, and second, the quality and relevance. A number of the photographs were signed by the artist himself [most were not], and the overwhelming majority have come from his immediate family or from two pupils, Samuel Murray or Charles Bregler." These four photographs meet both conditions of quality and relevance, and the Samuel Murray provenance. The studio and identity of the models is also uncertain. They were likely not taken at either the PAFA studios or the Art Students League in Philadelphia. But it is known that Eakins made photographic studies in the studio at his home on Mount Vernon Street, and in a studio at 1330 Chestnut Street, which he shared with Samuel Murray. However, the few published photographs from these two studios do not reveal enough of the interior background to make a positive identification. The female nude could quite possibly be the same person pictured in the exhibition catalog for the great Thomas Eakins exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2001-02: "Female Nude with a Mask at the PAFA, c.1883" (page 179, plate 134). Seen as Jungian archetypes, both bear an uncanny resemblance to the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, and both bear a striking resemblance to the known Eakins model Ms. Weda Cook, who is pictured in a photograph by Eakins from the collection of Gordon Hendricks: "Weda Cook with Academy plaster cast" (figure 40; 164) from the 1969 exhibition catalog. A rare and possibly unique set, revealing a hitherto unknown series of photographic studies from the school of Thomas Eakins.

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        A) Das Stundenbuch des Herzogs von Bedford = The Bedford Hours : MS Add. 18850 The British Library, London, Latein. Faksimileband und ein Kommentarband. B) Das Bedford-Stundenbuch. Das Stundenbuch des Herzogs von Bedford : MS Add. 18850 The British Librar

      289 Ds. : zahlr. Ill. Leinen 2 Bände: Faksimile + Kommentarband - Faksimile des äußerst wertvollen Bedford Stundenbuches (Bedford Hours), Handschrift Add. Ms.1885 der British Library, London. Das Bedford Stundenbuch aus dem 15. Jahrhundert gilt als reichstes Stundenbuch des Mittelalters: Jede der 578 Seiten ist verschwenderisch reich mit Gold verziert, 38 großformatige Miniaturen sowie mehr als unglaubliche 1250 kleinere Miniaturen machen diesen Codex zu einem der wertvollsten Kunstschätze der British Library überhaupt - es ist eine der meistzitierten mittelalterlichen Bilderhandschriften der Welt. NP 12100,00 - mit Schuber - gedruckt im Jahr 2006. Wunderschöner Samteinband, 2 prächtige vergoldete Buchschließen, die mit feiner Gravur verziert sind (geben Wappen und Devise des großen englischen Büchersammlers, Baron Harley, wieder), Originalformat 26,3 x 18,4 x 6 cm, 578 Seiten, jede einzelne mit Gold verziert, 38 reich mit Gold und Silber ausgelegte Prachtminiaturen, über 1.250 kleinere Miniaturen mit Szenen aus dem Alten und Neuen Testament, unzählige Goldinitialen, jede Text- wie Bildseite wird von einem dichten Rankenwerk aus goldstrahlenden Weinblättern, Akanthusschmuck und kleinen Blüten und Tieren verziert, 3-Seiten-Goldschnitt, jede Seite original randbeschnitten und handgeheftet, wissenschaftlicher Kommentarband mit Samteinband. Deutsche Übersetzung ISBN: 9783856721046 , Preis inkl. MwSt..

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      Charles L. Webster & Company 1885-86, New York - Rare publisher's deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition, contemporary name. The rarest form of Grant's memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character.[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself.on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        世界旅行 萬國名所圖繪. Sekai ryokō: Bankoku meisho zue]. [Illustrated Guide Book for the Travelers Round the World].

      Osaka & Tokyo.: Sūzandō 嵩山堂.. Meiji 18-19 [1885-6].. 6 (of 7) Volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Volume 1: North Americas 北亜米利加之部; Volume 2: the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Portugal 英吉利・葡萄牙・西班牙・佛蘭西之部; Vol.ume 3: Arctic, Iceland, Russia, Constantinople, Italy, Switzerland 北冰洋洲竒觀・那威・瑞典・魯西亞・土耳其・希臘・伊太利・墺斯利・瑞西; Volume 4: Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Pacific 亜非利加 亜西尼亜両洲之部; Volume. 6: Southeast Asia and India 亞細亞土耳其・阿刺比亞・波斯・土耳其斯坦・阿畢業斯坦・皮路直坦・印度及天竺・西蔵; Vo Volume 7: Indochina, China, Japan 緬甸・巫來由半島・暹羅・老撾・東蒲寨・安南・支那・朝鮮・日本. Maps, black and white illustrations showing famous places of the world throughout, movable clock showing world cities and night versus day in Volume 2. Uniformly bound in attractive pictorial colour paper covered boards, plain cloth spines a little worn and marked, new cloth spines and hinges tape repaired volumes 1 and 7. Paper covered boards a little rubbed and worn in places but still a sound collection of volumes. 15 x 10cm. This pocket-sized travel guide to the United States and Europe is packed with black and white illustrations of famous places around the world, headings on each page are in English with more detailed information on the places in Japanese below. .

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        Rosa mystica

      - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition su carta corrente. Bound in rosso la metà zigrino, torna con cinque nervi decorati con gli ornamenti dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertura conservato, testa dorata sui testimoni, vincolante contemporanea. autografo rara di Stanislas de Guaita a Eugène Vallée. macchie sparse, firma autografa Eugene Valle conduce il primo piatto come un ex libris.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Rousseurs éparses, signature manuscrite d'Eugène Vallée en tête du premier plat en guise d'ex-libris. Reliure en plein papier caillouté, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Boichot. Rare envoi autographe de Stanislas de Guaita à Eugène Vallée.  

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        CRATILO. DIALOGO DI PLATONE TRADOTTO DA RUGGERO BONGHI VOL.V DELL'ORIGINE DEL LINGUAGGIO. LETETRA ALLA CON.SA MARICCHIA ARESE

      FRATELLI BOCCA, 1885. ITALIANO 0,36 Rilegatura in tutta tela, con sottile fioritura, macchie ed aloni, lieve usura ai bordi e tassello verde con titoli d'oro incisi al dorso, pagine lievemente ingiallite dal tempo, con testaine figurate e finalini, polvere ai tagli USATO

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        CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE: A Story of Work and Exploration

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1885. 2 volumes. First edition, probably printed in England for Harpers at the same time as the Sampson, Low issue. Pagination is identical and the setting appears to be as well. Profusely illustrated with over one hundred full-page plates and in-text drawings, multi-folding maps, as well as with very large maps folded into the binding pockets at the rear of the books. 8vo, publisher's original light green cloth, lavishly decorated with all-over pictorial designs in gilt, red, black, green and other colours on the spines and upper covers. xxvii, 528; x, 483. Index, 12 ads. About as fine a copy as one could hope to see. An unusually nice set of this scarce book. Very tight and clean copies, probably unused and as pristine, corners, covers, tips, all in excellent condition. Very rare thus. THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY'S IMPORTANT AND POPULAR WORK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE. This two-volume work of exploration, history, and socio-political-economy is the result of Stanley's expedition up the Congo River in1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commericial state in Equatorial Africa. Henry Stanley was one of the most popular figures of the 19th Century. Adventurer, explorer and rescuer-- the public could not get enough of this romantic figure. In true Victorian style, this volume highlights his greatest achievements, his rescues of LIvingstone and Emin Pasha and his aid in establishing the Congo Free State. Sets of this important work in original cloth have become exceeding difficult to obtain. First editions are now especially elusive.

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        Valli di Biella e di Gressoney Alta Valsesia.

      Artaria, 1885. Volume di cm. 47 contenente una piccola carta generale d'insieme e 36 carte a doppia pagina, ciascuna di cm. 45 x 55 ed applicate su tela. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al piatto. Qualche scoloritura al piatto anteriore, peraltro buona conservazione. Interessante insieme, verosimilmente non editoriale e composto da un collezionista del tempo. L'unione di tutte le tavole compone un'ideale, grandissima carta topografica del territorio citato nel titolo.

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        Da Zeila alle frontiere del Caffa. Viaggi di Antonio Cecchi pubblicati a cura e spese della Società Geografica Italiana.

      Ermanno Loescher & C.°. (Africa Orientale - Etiopia - Abissinia - Scioa - Esploratori italiani dell'Ottocento - Grande Spedizione Italiana in Africa ai laghi equatoriali 1876-1882 - Giovanni Chiarini) Tre volumi in 8°, legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, al dorso filetti impressi in oro e doppio tassello in pelle rossa e verde con titoli dorati, carta marmorata a fondo marrone ai piatti. Volume primo,1886 : pp. XXXIV,560, con un ritratto di Orazio Antinori in antiporta, 71 incisioni nel testo, 4 tavole ripiegate fuori testo ed una carta geografica ripiegata a colori fuori testo. Volume secondo, 1885 : pp. 648, con un ritratto di Antonio Cecchi in antiporta, 38 incisioni nel testo, 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo e 2 carte geografiche ripiegate a colori fuori testo. Volume terzo, 1887 : pp. (4),636, con 4 tavole ripiegate fuori testo ed una carta geografica ripiegata a colori fuori testo, questo terzo ed ultimo volume tratta in massima parte di linguistica (molto è dedicato alla lingua oromonica o galla) ed è compilato sulle note di Giovanni Chiarini e di Padre Lèon des Avanchers dal prof. Ettore Viterbo. Piccole ed irrilevanti mancanze ai tasselli, volumi ben conservati.

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        Poèmes de la libellule

      - Imprimerie Gillot, s.l. (Paris) s.d. [1885], 24,5x32cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese da Judith Gautier e per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Illustrato libro di disegni a piena pagina Yamamoto. Rilegatura in ... Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Judith Gautier et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Ouvrage entièrement illustré de gravures sur bois en couleur à pleine page de Yamamoto. Reliure en demi box vert amande, plats recouverts de papier à motifs géométriques et floraux d'inspiration japonisante, dos de box vert amande, couvertures piquées conservées, élégante reliure signée de Boichot. Rare.

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        Original costume design by the important Russian artist Konstantin Alexeevich Korovine (1861-1939). Untitled and undated by ca. 1900-1920, possibly for a character in an opera.

      Executed in ink, pencil, gouache, and silver paint on wove paper. Unsigned, but with monogrammatic handstamp to lower left corner. With annotations in ink in Russian relative to various parts of the costume. Slightly worn and soiled; some edge tears and repairs; upper right corner with erasure resulting in minor paper loss. Korovine designed costumes for productions of Russian operas including Borodin's Prince Igor, Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko and Le Coq d'Or. "Konstantine Korovine is one of the most famous of Russia's twentieth-century stage designers... [He] made his debut as a theatrical painter in 1885 when he executed the sets and costumes for the production of Snegurochka at Savva Mamontov's Private Opera (after Vasnetsov's designs) and, thereafter, he emerged rapidly as an independent stage designer - decorating, according to one souce, 80 operas, 37 ballets and 17 dramas during his lifetime. Korovine brought to the Russian stage a vibrancy and richness that was lacking in the traditional Imperial theaters... [He] felt more at ease when called upon to design operas and ballets treating of Russian history and legend such as Prince Igor, Sadko, and The Golden Cockerel, and he designed sets and costumes for such spectacles at home and abroad." Bowlt: Russian Stage Design Scenic Innovation 1900-1930 from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, pp. 175-176.

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        Beiträge zur Geologie und Paläontologie der Argentinischen Republik. Band 1: Geologischer Theil. (alles Erschienene).

      Kassel und Berlin Fischer 1885 - (31,5 x 23,5 cm). XXIX, 329 (3) S. Mit 3 gefalteten farbig lithographierten Tafeln und 1 mehrfach gefalteten farbig lithographierten Karte. Moderner Pappband mit beigebundenem Original-Umschlag. Einzige Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes. - Stelzner (1840-1895), Professor für Geologie und Mineralogie in Cordoba (Argentinien) und später in Freiberg, veröffentlicht hier die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungsreisen durch die Cordilleren. Als entschiedener Gegner der Lateralsecretionstheorie war eines seiner Hauptverdienste die Überwindung der Einseitigkeiten und Übertreibungen dieser Theorie. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Tafeln im Falz hinterlegt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Westmister Hall Restoration ( Index to the Report from the Select Committee )

      London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885. Book measures 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Collation, first title page, starts at page 169-200, second title pages, xxvi,168pp, 30 large mainly folding plates. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, marble page edges, coloured patterned endpapers. Calf light rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, browning to first title. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice well bound copy, of a rare work.. First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good Plus. Large Quarto.

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        Original costume design by the important Russian artist Konstantin Alexeevich Korovine (1861-1939). Untitled and undated by ca. 1900-1920, possibly for a character in an opera

      - Executed in ink, pencil, gouache, and silver paint on wove paper. Unsigned, but with monogrammatic handstamp to lower left corner. With annotations in ink in Russian relative to various parts of the costume. Slightly worn and soiled; some edge tears and repairs; upper right corner with erasure resulting in minor paper loss. Korovine designed costumes for productions of Russian operas including Borodin's Prince Igor, Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko and Le Coq d'Or."Konstantine Korovine is one of the most famous of Russia's twentieth-century stage designers. [He] made his debut as a theatrical painter in 1885 when he executed the sets and costumes for the production of Snegurochka at Savva Mamontov's Private Opera (after Vasnetsov's designs) and, thereafter, he emerged rapidly as an independent stage designer - decorating, according to one souce, 80 operas, 37 ballets and 17 dramas during his lifetime. Korovine brought to the Russian stage a vibrancy and richness that was lacking in the traditional Imperial theaters. [He] felt more at ease when called upon to design operas and ballets treating of Russian history and legend such as Prince Igor, Sadko, and The Golden Cockerel, and he designed sets and costumes for such spectacles at home and abroad." Bowlt: Russian Stage Design Scenic Innovation 1900-1930 from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, pp. 175-176.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Original Paperback Wisden Very Good Condition!

      1885. Hi, This lot is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year and was in my set for a long time. The spine paper is excellent, just some minimal wear the corners. The book is very tightly bound, the covers are nice and bright and clean, the only downside is an inch crack to the spine paper but the book is still very tightly bound. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Minimal spotting. Tiny rounding of cover corners with minor thumbing. No restoration and a great Wisden.

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        FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS] MODERN PAINTERS (2 Volumes; Set)

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. 12mo. FINE BINDINGS WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS; 2 Volumes in full blue leather with school prize decoration stamped on each front board; one Fore-edge painting of Beddgelert Bridge in Snowdonia, Wales; the other is a fabulous image of W. S. Henson's design for an aerial steam carriage; digital photos available upon request. Very Good+ binding.

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        Note Book of a Surrey Justice

      Rowarth & Co (printer), London 1885 - No publisher details; printed by Rowarth & Co, London, 1885. The author was 2nd Earl Granville, styled Lord Leveson until 1846. This is a presentation copy, inscribed "With the writer's compliments" at the head of the title page and presented to the Reverend Alfred Fuller, father of A.W.F. Fuller; the Surrey Justice in question is Bostock Fuller, an ancestor of the Fuller family. There is a further gift inscription on the facing-title page from the Rev Fuller to his son, dated 9 Jany 1914 "From Father". A.W.F. Fuller has added his own signature above this. Family notes are added to this page, the title page, and throughout, with clarifications and corrections by both Rev Fuller and A.W.F. Boards are brown cloth and are in very good condition with light staining and some fading to the spine; title page and end paper are heavily toned, suggesting this has been rebound. Internally excellent condition. With this comes two very interesting documents: firstly, a letter from John Fuller, of the 57th Regiment dated December 1767, and secondly, a "chitty" referring to cash expended by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Fuller in Jamaica in March 1795. A fascinating collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mathias Sandorf

      1885 - - 1885, Grd. in 8 (18x27,5cm), 552pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée. 111 dessins par Benett et une carte. Catalogue in fine FX pour l'année 1886. Une des seules éditions portant la date en page de titre. Cartonnage d'éditeur relié par Lenègre ; plaque spéciale par Souze. Cartonnage dit à la bannière argenté, ou au ballon, aux plats biseautés. Ce cartonnage fut employé seulement pour le volume triple Mathias Sandorf. Bel état des deux plats, d'une très belle fraîcheur. Dos éclairci. Coins légèrement frottés et repliés. Coiffes un peu affaissées. Papier bien frais, totalement exempt de rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, à la première plaque bien fraîche. Mathias Sandorf est dédié de manière posthume à Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne rend hommage en effet dans ce roman à l'auteur du Comte de Monte-Cristo : "Dans cet ouvrage, j'ai essayé de faire de Matthias Sandorf le Monte-Cristo des Voyages extraordinaires." ; Sandorf a été comme lui emprisonné et trahi, et ses aventures retraceront sa vengeance. Le roman se déroule sur le pourtour méditerranéen de l'Europe du sud. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated first edition. 111 drawings by Benett and a map. Catalog in fine FX for the year 1886. One of the only editions bearing the date in title page. Editor's bookboard bound by Lenègre; special plate by Souze. Cardboard says silver banner, or balloon, beveled boards. This cartonnage was used only for the triple volume Mathias Sandorf. Beautiful state of both boards, a very nice freshness. Back cleared. Coins slightly rubbed and folded. Caps a little sagging. Fresh paper, totally freckled. Very nice copy, the first plate very fresh. Mathias Sandorf is posthumously dedicated to Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne pays tribute in this novel to the author of the Count of Monte Cristo: "In this book, I tried to make Matthias Sandorf the Monte-Cristo of Extraordinary Voyages." ; Sandorf was like him imprisoned and betrayed, and his adventures will retrace his vengeance. The novel takes place on the Mediterranean rim of southern Europe. 552pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago

      London: John Murray, 1885. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper. --------- A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition.and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and ethnographer. ----- This work is notable for its focus on lesser known islands as well as important ornithological observations. -------- Publisher's blue decorated cloth with stamped titles and decoration in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Upper front corner of vol. 2 bumped. Armorial bookplate of C. W. Prescott Westcar and a small bookplate in upper corner of front paste-down. ------ REF: Ferguson 10138a; cf. Hill 735 (second edition). .

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        La Decoration Arabe: Decors Muraux, Plafonds, Mosaiques, Dallages, Boiseries, Vitraux, Etoffes, Tapis, Reliures, Faiences, Ornaments Divers

      Paris: Savoy, 1885. First. hardcover. very good(+). Extraits du Grande Ouvrage L'Art Arabe de Prisse d'Avesnes [sic]. Choisis, classes et arranges par les editeurs. Half title, title, and 4pp list Beautifully illustrated with 110 numbered plates (actually 98 as the 12 double-page plates are counted as two), 87 of which are vivid chromolithographs. Folio, leather backed mottled boards with gilt-lettered spine (boards rubbed ; inner front hinge repaired; interior quite clean). Paris: J. Savoy & Cie, 1885. A very good copy. Scarce first printing this work which is culled from the larger four volume work L'Art Arabe, originally published in 1877. The fine plates depict Islamic ornamental designs as seen on mosaics, carpets, ceramics, glass, murals, and even entire rooms.

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        A Saint-Lazare.

      Paris, Aristide Bruant, ohne Jahr (1885). - Ca. 35,5 x 35,5 cm (Buchformat). Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Chansons du Chat Noir et autres). Die erste Graphik von Toulouse-Lautrec [ca. 16 x 15 cm (Darstellung)], mit dem Anagramm "H. Treclau" signiert (Delteil 10). Es handelt sich hierbei um eine "gillotage" (Urzinkzeichnung), Delteil datiert sie 1885. Eingebunden in einem Sammelband mit 33 Liedtexten und Musiknoten, meist Einblattdrucken von Chansons für Yvette Guilbert und mehreren Chansons von Aristide Bruant. Teilweise papierbedingt gebräunt (auch die Grafik von Toulouse-Lautrec), Einband berieben. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A SALESMAN'S PROSPECTUS FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN."

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.. 220 x 168 mm. (8 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 19, [75] pp. irregularly numbered, as always, [1] leaf ads, [7] leaves of subscription forms (mostly blank). Publisher's illustrated green cloth. With two plates and numerous illustrations in the sample text.Ends of spines a bit worn and frayed, short snag to head of rear joint, corners rather rubbed, upper cover with a sprinkling of tiny white spots, front free endpaper with offsetting from spine samples, lower edge of one of these marks with minor chipping from oxidation, short faint dampstain affecting fore edges of most leaves, isolated small spots or smudges, one leaf of subscription form torn out, the adjacent (blank) leaf with curving three-inch tear, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN OF A FRAGILE OBJECT, generally clean and well-preserved in a solid binding.Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Good. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First edition. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Sherman Grant, portrait frontispiece. Publisher bound in three quarter brown morocco, gilt motif to spine, raise bands, boards gilt insignia of Major General Grant and the Mississippi River. all edges marbled and endpaper.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant in 2 Volumes

      New York:: Charles L. Webster & Company,, 1885, 1886. . First Trade Printing. Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War..

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        Bericht über die internationale elektrische Ausstellung Wien 1883.

      Wien Seidel 1885 - (26,5 x 17 cm). VI, 581 S. Mit 345 Abbildungen. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit. Vom niederösterreichischen Gewerbe-Verein herausgegebene reich illustrierte Dokumentation zur dritten Ausstellung über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Elektrotechnik. U.a. mit Kapitel über Generatoren und Motoren, elektrische Maschinen, galvanische Elemente, Galvanoplastik, Telegraphie, Telephonie, elektrische Uhren, wissenschaftliche Instrumente, elektrisches Licht, Elektrizität in der Heilkunde, Beleuchtungseffekte und künstlerische Beleuchtung, Theaterbeleuchtung, Küstenbeleuchtung etc. - Die letzten drei Blätter in der oberen Ecke gering beschädigt und mit kleinem Fleckenrand in der unteren Ecke, sonst sehr sauber und wohlerhalten

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        Voyage en Orient - Traduit de l'Allemand, Kronprinz Rudolf Orient. Illustrations d'après les dessins originaux de Franz von Pausinger.

      Vienna, Imprimerie Imperiale et Royale de la Cour et de l'État, 1885 - 168 Seiten gestochenes Frotispiz, 36 ganzseitige gestochene Tafeln plus 93 Holzstiche im Text, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig ( nicht in den Abbildungen, Einband berieben und am Buchrücken etwas beschädigt, sonst guter Zustand, With engraving portrait in Front, 36 engraving fullside plates and 93 wood-engravings in text, Cover and spine with sign of use, some pages little foxed but not on the pictures, appart from that a good condition Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3550 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 15% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 3500,00 EUR. 2°, Original-Broschur, Original-Softcover

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        The Life and Works Of Joseph Wright, A.R.A., Commonly Called " Wright Of Derby"

      Bemrose and Sons 1885 - 1885. Bemrose and Sons, London. 1 volume. In-fólio, 46,5cm. 128 páginas. Enc. 1ª edição. Prefácio de Cosmo Monkhouse. Ilustrado com 2 gravuras a água-forte de F. Seymour Haden e outras abertas em metal e em madeira. Com dedicatória autografa do autor e carta original do autor que acompanhou a oferta da obra. Encadernação com lombada em pele. Muito bom estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mathias Sandorf

      Illustrated first edition. 111 drawings by Benett and a map. Catalog in fine FX for the year 1886. One of the only editions bearing the date in title page.Editor's bookboard bound by Lenègre; special plate by Souze. Cardboard says silver banner, or balloon, beveled boards. This cartonnage was used only for the triple volume Mathias Sandorf.Beautiful state of both boards, a very nice freshness. Back cleared. Coins slightly rubbed and folded. Caps a little sagging. Fresh paper, totally freckled. Very nice copy, the first plate very fresh.Mathias Sandorf is posthumously dedicated to Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne pays tribute in this novel to the author of the Count of Monte Cristo: "In this book, I tried to make Matthias Sandorf the Monte-Cristo of Extraordinary Voyages." ; Sandorf was like him imprisoned and betrayed, and his adventures will retrace his vengeance. The novel takes place on the Mediterranean rim of southern Europe.1885 Grd. in 8 (18x27,5cm) 552pp. relié

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        ´Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885. 'Sakoontala' or the Lost Ring One of One Hundred and Ten Copies Printed on Japan Paper Handsomely Bound by The Booklovers Bindery New York ca. 1914-1917 KÁLIDÁSA. WILLIAMS, Monier, translator. ´Sakoontalá or The Lost Ring. An Indian Drama. Translated into English Prose and Verse from the Sanskrit of Kálidasá by Monier Williams... New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1885. "This edition, consisting of four copies on vellum, numbered from one to four, and one hundred and ten copies on Japan paper, numbered from five to one hundred and fourteen, was printed in the month of November, 1885, of which this is No. 13." (Limitation leaf). Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 251 x 193 mm.). [iv], xviii, [iv], 236, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp. Bound ca. 1914-17 by The Booklovers Bindery N.Y. (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Original decorative paper covers and spine bound in at end. Full red crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt surrounding a four corner 'arabesque' design elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Four of the compartments have an inlaid diamond shaped lozenge of green morocco. Decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins surrounding a green morocco doublure also elaborately decorated in gilt, green watered silk end-leaves, top edge,gilt, others uncut. Upper joint expertly and almost invisibly repaired. "During the 1800s American bibliophiles sent their manuscripts to fine binders in England or France - prompting an enterprising group of Grolier Club members, including Robert Hoe, Samuel Putnam Avery, William Loring Andrews, Junius Morgan and Edwin Holden, to start a bindery to rival the Europeans. They hired Henri Hardy, who had apprenticed with famed 19th-century bookbinder Charles Meunier, and Leon Maillard, considered the top finisher of gold-tooled book bindings of his era. The firm moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where it was later renamed the Rowfant Bindery (1909-1913), the Booklover's Shop (1914-1917); and the French Binders (1918-1920s) in Garden City, N.Y. Maillard's career ultimately declined and he supported himself by selling electric carpet sweepers door-to-door." (The New York Sun, September 15th, 2004). Kalidasa probably lived in the fifth century of the Christian era. He enjoyed great popularity during his life, and the Hindus have ever regarded him as the greatest of Sanskrit poets. Very little appears to be known about his life but his writings are of great importance and historical fact. '[S']akoontala is a Hindu play, the excellence of which is now recognized in every literary circle, not only in India but also throughout the continent of Europe. Its beauties, if not yet universally known and appreciated, are at least acknowledged by many learned men in every country of the civilized world.

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        Etudes cliniques sur la grande hysterie ou hystero-epilepsie : Precede d\'une lettre-preface de J.-M. Charcot.

      Paris : Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1885. 975 S. : ill. Cloth. Good. New binding. Signed by author - signé - signiert. Few pages slightly darkened, dog eared or with mildly foxed paper. Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        A SALESMAN'S PROSPECTUS FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN "

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.. 220 x 168 mm. (8 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 19, [75] pp. irregularly numbered, as always, [1] leaf ads, [7] leaves of subscription forms (mostly blank). Publisher's illustrated green cloth. With two plates and numerous illustrations in the sample text. Ends of spines a bit worn and frayed, short snag to head of rear joint, corners rather rubbed, upper cover with a sprinkling of tiny white spots, front free endpaper with offsetting from spine samples, lower edge of one of these marks with minor chipping from oxidation, short faint dampstain affecting fore edges of most leaves, isolated small spots or smudges, one leaf of subscription form torn out, the adjacent (blank) leaf with curving three-inch tear, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN OF A FRAGILE OBJECT, generally clean and well-preserved in a solid binding. Providing a pre-publication sample of content and available bindings for Twain's masterpiece, this is an extremely well-preserved copy of a fragile, ephemeral item. A salesman's prospectus, or "dummy," is a publisher's marketing device, containing illustrations and excerpts of a forthcoming book, intended to encourage people to "subscribe," or pre-order it. Bound to match the appearance of the complete book, it also provided samples (normally on the inside of the covers) of various bindings available, at varying prices, including, as here, at least one binding in leather. Glaister indicates that the prospectus has a long history in the book industry, with its first known use being in 1469, the year after Gutenberg died. As was the case with many of Twain's books, "Huckleberry Finn" was sold, not through bookstores, but rather by subscription, using a national network of sales representatives. Door-to-door sales was a tough way to make a living, as our prospectus reflects: there are just six names entered in the register of subscribers, and one of those has been crossed out. Fortunately for us, if not for the salesman, this prospectus has seen very little use, and is thus remarkably well preserved.

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        世界旅行 萬國名所圖繪. Sekai ryokō: Bankoku meisho zue]. [Illustrated Guide Book for the Travelers Round the World].

      Osaka & Tokyo. Sūzandō 嵩山堂. Meiji 18-19 [1885-6]. 6 (of 7) Volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Volume 1: North Americas 北亜米利加之部; Volume 2: the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Portugal 英吉利・葡萄牙・西班牙・佛蘭西之部; Vol.ume 3: Arctic, Iceland, Russia, Constantinople, Italy, Switzerland 北冰洋洲竒觀・那威・瑞典・魯西亞・土耳其・希臘・伊太利・墺斯利・瑞西; Volume 4: Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Pacific 亜非利加 亜西尼亜両洲之部; Volume. 6: Southeast Asia and India 亞細亞土耳其・阿刺比亞・波斯・土耳其斯坦・阿畢業斯坦・皮路直坦・印度及天竺・西蔵; Vo Volume 7: Indochina, China, Japan 緬甸・巫來由半島・暹羅・老撾・東蒲寨・安南・支那・朝鮮・日本. Maps, black and white illustrations showing famous places of the world throughout, movable clock showing world cities and night versus day in Volume 2. Uniformly bound in attractive pictorial colour paper covered boards, plain cloth spines a little worn and marked, new cloth spines and hinges tape repaired volumes 1 and 7. Paper covered boards a little rubbed and worn in places but still a sound collection of volumes. 15 x 10cm. This pocket-sized travel guide to the United States and Europe is packed with black and white illustrations of famous places around the world, headings on each page are in English with more detailed information on the places in Japanese below. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159901).

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        Belle correspondance de Jules Soury à Charles Richet sur la psychologie physiologique.

      - 4 lettres autographes signées 7 In-8 1885-1895 petites taches sans gravité Belle et intéressante correspondance de Jules Soury à Charles Richet, d'une fine écriture, échangée entre ces deux pionniers de la neuropsychologie, en particulier sur la psychologie physiologique. "J'apprends aujourd'hui, par une revue, qu'il existe, à Paris, une Société de physiologie physiologique. Cette société a constitué son bureau ; peut-être les membres titulaires sont-ils déjà nommés. J'avais, je vous avoue, quelque raison de croire que celui qui a inauguré, dans l'enseignement officiel, à l'Ecole pratique des hautes études, les premières conférences de psychologie physiologique, serait au moins avisé de la création d'une société de psychologie physiologique. D'autres, comme vous, écrivent des livres sur cette matière ; j'en parle en public, deux fois par semaine, depuis 1881. Enfin, on ne pense jamais à tout. N'en parlons plus. J'aurais désiré d'être membre titulaire d'une telle société ; je le désire encore, mais je ne veux pas courir les chances d'une élection ; je ne puis pas, quand je le voudrais. Quant à être membre correspondant, comme le premier amateur venu, cela ne me peut convenir. Voyez donc, cher Monsieur Richet, si je suis digne d'être membre titulaire de la société que vous venez de fonder. Les bonnes relations que nous avons conservées jusqu'à ce temps m'autorisent, je crois, à vous parler avec cette franchise toute amicale [.]". Une seconde lettre est relative à la publication des Souvenirs de Renan à sa soeur Henriette, et une troisième, plus longue, est consacrée à son étude sur l'histoire générale des fonctions du cerveau, à partir du cas de Galien. "Vous m'avez conseillé d'écrire quelques pages d'introduction historique, de parler, par exemple, de Galien, etc. Je me suis donc appliqué à rédiger cette histoire générales des fonctions du cerveau, ou, comme vous dites très bien, de l'innovation cérébrale. Pour comprendre les doctrines de Galien à ce sujet, il fallait, c'est l'évidence même, connaître celles d'Hippocrate et de Aristote (toujours à ce point de vue spécial de la physiologie cérébrale) [.]. J'avais, chemin faisant, dit tout ce qu'on peut rappeler (ce qui est bien peu) d'Hémophile et d'Erasistrate. Mais, estimant, comme vous (le grand chapitre d'histoire de votre Physiologie des muscles et des nerfs m'a beaucoup servi ; c'est un guide sûr) que, de Galien à Charles Bell, c'est probablement Willis qui a fait le plus pour le système nerveux, après avoir étudié Fernel et Descartes, j'ai disséqué Willis, et Malpighi, et Vieussens, et Boerhaeve, et Corneille Bontekoë, et Lorry, La Peyronie, Haller, Prochaska, Sömering, Vicq d'Azur, Gall. [.] Ce grand labeur a été accompli en quatre mois, de juillet à novembre. Pas une ligne n'en était écrite avant [.]. Sur presque tous les points de la physiologie du cerveau, mes idées ont dû se transformer avec les faits et les théories depuis deux ou trois ans. Tous mes jalons sont déjà plantés. Mais approuvez-vous que je m'arrête à Gall et Spurzheim? J'avais bien l'intention d'écrire sur Pouvillon, Broca, Fritsch et Hitzig. Quand je contemple la vaste étendue de mon Historique, d'Alcméon à Gall, j'hésite, et je pense qu'il vaut mieux m'arrêter pour cette fois [.]. Mais, si le Dictionnaire de physiologie de Charles Richet est un livre absolument nouveau, d'inspiration et d'exécution, peut-être mon histoire documentaire des opinions sur la structure et les fonctions de l'innovation cérébrale trouvera-t-elle grâce devant vous. Mon manuscrit, en brouillon, est terminé jusqu'à Gall. Le net va presque jusqu'à Galien [.]. Je lirai avec beaucoup de plaisir et de profit les vingt pages que vous voulez bien m'annoncez sur la circulation du cerveau [.]". Théoricien et historien de la neuropsychologie, il fut aussi un nationaliste et antisémite virulent qui exerça une profonde influence sur Barrès qui fut son élève. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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