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        Heinrich Knoblochtzer in Straßburg (1477 - 1484). Bibliographische Studien zur Buchdruckergeschichte Deutschlands I. Mit 75 Lichtdrucktafeln.

      Straßburg Karl J Trübner 1888 - Brauner Ganzleineneinband mit Titel in Golddruck auf Rücken. Einband wenige Gebrauchsspuren. Signatur auf Vorsatz "John Boyd Thacher Albany, N. Y.". Innen frisch und sauber. XI, Titel Vorwort, Quellen, Übersicht der Druckerzeugnisse, 75 Seiten und 75 Lichtdrucktafeln der Drucke Knoblochtzers. Tafelgröße: 23 x 30,8 cm, 4°. Die geplante Reihe: "Bibliographische Studien zur Buchdruckergeschichte Deutschlands" erschien nur in einem Band. Das aufwendig gestaltete Werk und besonders sein Tafeldruck konnte nur verwirklicht werden, "indem der Kaiserliche Statthalter in Elsass-Lothringen, Seine Durchlaucht Fürst von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst eine namhafte Summe zu den Herstellungskosten beizusteuern geruhte." (Aus dem Vorwort) Buch aus dem Besitz von John Boyd Thacher (1847 - 1909). He was the Mayor of Albany, New York and New York State, Senator as well as an American manufacturer (Car Wheel Works), writer, and book collector.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        SOLDIERS THREE

      NEW YORK: HURST & COMPANY, 1888 Pages are more like cardboard than paper and printoing is simular to being typed in rather than printed by press.This novel is in fine condition as pictures will show and is truely one of a kind

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        De approviandeering der ontworpen Stelling van Amsterdam.

      's-Gravenhage, Van Doorn 1888 - Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Crown quarto. Pp. (ii), 22; (ii), 25-108. Plus 2 sketch maps, one of which is folding. Several tables. Original wrappers, bit worn and shabby, shelf tickets and old institutional stamp. In a very good internal condition, entirely still unopened. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Roldanus submitted this work to a competition called in 1886 by the Vereeniging ter beoefening van de Krijgswetenschap, titled "De approviandeering der ontworpen stelling van Amsterdam, hare voorbereiding in tijd van vrede en hare uitvoering bij het uitbreken van een oorlog." The three contributors shared the price of fl. 500 but only Roldanus' work was found suitable for publication. In his work he goes into great detail as to the necessary provisions required both in time of peace and at war. In the supplementary tables he even provides a census of neighbouring municipalities, villages and hamlets that form the Defence Line of Amsterdam and specifies how many kilograms of meat, potatoes, peas, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, salt, paper, etc. etc. would be necessary to support these populations.

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        Plutarch's Lives, Thetranslation Called Dryden's Five Volumes

      Little Brown. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1888. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3/4 Calf, gilt decorated spines with raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt top page edges. A beautiful set .

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        ILLUSTRATIONS POUR LE THÉÂTRE DE MOLIÈRE DESSINÉES ET GRAVÉES A L'EAU-FORTE

      Paris, Damascène Morgand, éditeur, 1888 - MOLIÈRE - Edmond HÉDOUIN ILLUSTRATIONS POUR LE THÉÂTRE DE MOLIÈRE DESSINÉES ET GRAVÉES A L'EAU-FORTE PAR EDMOND HÉDOUIN. Paris, Damascène Morgand, éditeur, 1888 Suite complète de 34 planches pleine page, 1 titre gravé, 1 portrait gravé et1 feuillet de table des planches. Livré en feuilles, sans couverture. Une belle chemise de conservation en papier noble peut être conçue sur demande (prix sur demande en supplément). Format grand in-4 (32 x 22,5 cm pour les feuillets - 17 x 11 cm pour les sujets gravés). TIRAGE A PETIT NOMBRE AVANT LA LETTRE ET AVEC L'ENCADREMENT SUR PAPIER JAPON DU MIKADO. SUITE K (selon la classification donnée par l'éditeur Damascène Morgand dans son catalogue pour l'année 1888).Cette suite de toute beauté était vendue à l'époque la somme exorbitante de 300 francs or (environ 3.000 de nos euros actuels). Comme l'indiquait l'éditeur Morgand dans son bulletin, cette suite peut s'ajouter à toutes les éditions des oeuvres de Molière publiées dans les formats in-8, in-4 ou plus grands. Elle se compose d'un titre gravé, d'un frontispice (portrait de Molière gravé d'après Mignard), de 34 estampes et d'une table.Commencée en 1878, par M. Hédouin, dont on connaît le charme comme illustrateur, cette suite doit être considérée comme l'oeuvre capitale de cet artiste ; marquant l'apogée de son talent, si élégant, si gracieux et si correct, l'artiste a obtenu la récompense de ses efforts et de ses travaux en se voyant décerné, en 1888, la médaille d'honneur du salon (section de gravure)." (Morgand). PARFAIT ÉTAT DE CE TIRAGE RARE.

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        De approviandeering der ontworpen Stelling van Amsterdam.

      's-Gravenhage, Van Doorn, 1888.. Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Crown quarto. Pp. (ii), 22; (ii), 25-108. Plus 2 sketch maps, one of which is folding. Several tables. Original wrappers, bit worn and shabby, shelf tickets and old institutional stamp. In a very good internal condition, entirely still unopened. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Roldanus submitted this work to a competition called in 1886 by the Vereeniging ter beoefening van de Krijgswetenschap, titled “De approviandeering der ontworpen stelling van Amsterdam, hare voorbereiding in tijd van vrede en hare uitvoering bij het uitbreken van een oorlog.” The three contributors shared the price of fl. 500 but only Roldanus' work was found suitable for publication. In his work he goes into great detail as to the necessary provisions required both in time of peace and at war. In the supplementary tables he even provides a census of neighbouring municipalities, villages and hamlets that form the Defence Line of Amsterdam and specifies how many kilograms of meat, potatoes, peas, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, salt, paper, etc. etc. would be necessary to support these populations.

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        Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler and Co., 1888 Indian Railway Series No. 6. First edition, first printing. Finely bound in three-quarter navy morocco and blue boards, with five raised bands to the spine, spine compartments decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, with the advertisements and original pictorial wrappers bound in at the rear of the text. Binding with some light wear to the spine ends, short closed tear to the preliminary publisher's advertisement, a few faint spots to the endpapers, minor toning to the otherwise fresh interior. Overall, an attractive and very good copy. Livingston 44. Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories is a collection of four of Kipling's short stories published as the sixth and final installment of A. H. Wheeler's Indian Railway Series. Specifically, it includes "Wee Willie Winkie," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "His Majesty the King," and "The Drums of the Fore and Aft." The Indian Railway Series was a series of pamphlets intended as disposable traveling literature for readers in transit. This series includes Soldiers Three, The Story of Gadsbys, In Black and White, Under the Deodars, and The Phantom Rickshaw, and constitutes some of Kipling's earliest published story collections.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Ah Toy v. Musgrove. A copy of the report of the arguments and judgment in the case of Ah Toy v. Musgrove - Supreme Court of Victoria.

      - Melbourne, Government Printer 1888. Foolscap, excellent in a modern plain wrapper; 164pp. A quick dash through Quick and Garran's Annotated Constitution reinforces the sense of the momentous that surrounds this case. Toy v. Musgrove appears again and again cited as a "great" and "celebrated" case. Chung Teong Toy, a thwarted Chinese immigrant who arrived in Melbourne on the Afghan in April 1888, brought his case - backed by the Chinese Residents Association - against Musgrove, the Collector of Customs, for refusing to accept payment of the poll-tax of ten pounds demanded from Chinese immigrants. Without getting too bogged down in details Musgrove's defence was that he had been ordered to refuse entry to all the Chinese on the Afghan. The Supreme Court found - four judgments to two - in favour of the plaintiff and ruled that the Colony did not have the right to exclude aliens. One of the Justices - Justice Williams - was reluctant to concur; it left the colony "in this most unpleasant and invidious position", unable to prevent "the scum or desperadoes of alien nations from landing . whenever it may suit them." This of course was unacceptable and an appeal was made to the Privy Council. In the meantime the colonies used quarantine regulations to exclude Chinese immigrants where they could and quietly let in some handfuls where they couldn't do otherwise. Amongst the outrage and furor the suggestion was made that the authorities knew they were acting illegally; a sardonic Melbourne journalist wrote, "But isn't it a curious thing that our authorities should have been induced to go to illegal lengths under the spur of excitement and public clamour. I am told privately that at the time they were warned by council that they were exceeding the limits of their constitutional prerogative, but they felt so sure of having the public at their back that they took the risk. And now an opium-smoking, yellow-skinned Mongolian has given them a lesson they (or rather the country) will have to pay for to a pretty tune." (from the Traralgon Record, 14 Sept 1888). The appeal to the Privy Council not only succeeded in 1891 but, as I understand it, fortified the bastion of government immunity by refusing to accept that an alien "can, in an action in a British court, compel the decision of such matters as these, involving delicate and difficult constitutional questions affecting the respective rights of the Crown and Parliament, and the relations of this country to her self-governing colonies." It should be noted here that I came across this quote not by reading the Privy Council decision but reading the summary of 'Fong Yue Ting v. United States' in the US Supreme Court in 1893. Saddest from this distance is that, reading of the activities of the Chinese Residents Assocation, it appeared to many that progress was made: the short-lived victories of this case and the grudging admission of those handfuls of Chinese immigrants seemed a great step forward. Of course all colonial governments doubled their efforts and collectively triumphed with the White Australia Policy come federation. What I can't find among the thousands of words written about this case is what happened to Chung Teong Toy. Trove finds three copies of this, two dated a century wrong.

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        Enumeracion y Revision de Las Plantas. De la Peninsula Hispano-Lusitana e Islas Baleares. Vol. 1-5. [5 Vols.].

      Imprenta de la Viuda e Hija de Fuentenebro Madrid, 1888 - 585, 642, 548, 759, 1087 S. Paper brittle. Vol. 3 + 4 Backstrip loose. Befriedigender Zustand/ satisfyingly Brownish cover. Brownish paper. Unopened leaves. Sprache: Spanisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 Paperback/ broschiert broschiert/ Taschenbuch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube. - Dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Mit 16 Illustrationen von Ludwig Hans Fischer und Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers und einer Originalkarte [diese mehrf. gefaltet].

      Wien - Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1888 - IX, 150 Seiten, 15 (davon 3 ganzseitige) Textabbildungen, 1 ausfaltbare Tafel und eine farbige, mehrf. gefaltete Karte. (koll.-komplett). [selten!] - Einband leicht berieben, gering lichtrandig und Rücken leicht gebleicht. An den Ecken, Kanten und Kapitellen etwas abgewetzt, Ecken gering bestossen. Innen anfangs gering abgegriffen, im Bereich der Vorsätze, gegen Ende sowie die Tafel und Karte etwas gebräunt. Sonst und insgesamt sauber und solide. Ein ansprechendes, gutes Exemplar. - In Antiqua-Schrift. Oscar Baumann (* 25. Juni 1864 in Wien; † 12. Oktober 1899 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Afrikaforscher, Philosoph, Ethnologe, Geograph und Kartograph. 1886 bereiste Baumann die Insel Fernando Póo [heute Bioko], deren Ethnologie und Geographie er erkundete (Quelle: Wiki). - Ein wertvoller Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube. Seine Karte stützt sich für das Innere ausschließlich auf seine Aufnahmen und Ermittlungen und brachte manches Neue. (vergl. Henze I,200) ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland ein- bis zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!***Bankkonten in Deutschland und Österreich*** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 Gr.-8° (23 cm), Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lesebändchen, dezent marmorierte Schnitte

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        The Happy Prince and Other Tales

      London: David Nutt,, 1888. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 2 full-page plates by William Crane, head- and tailpiece vignettes by Jacob Hood. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy finely bound. First edition, trade issue.

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        Two good autograph letters signed to Miss Sturge; almost certainly Emily Sturge (1847–1892) the campaigner for women's education and suffrage. The letters refering to his lectures on civilization in America, delivered shortly before his death.

      Pains Hill Cottage, Cobham, Surrey, 1888. The first letter, 3-sides 8vo, dated 17th January 1888, the second letter 1-page 8vo with conjugate blank, dated 7th February 1888. In the first letter he writes: "My giving the lecture must really depend, as I told Mr. Fitch, upon whether I find it goes well to an audience. The subject is a dangerous one, the Americans being so very sensitive; and if I find the restraints exercised by this, cramps the discourse, I shall supress the production after I have performed an old promise to the Hull people by speaking there. After all one cannot tell how a lecture will do until one has tried it out on an audience. I speak at Hull on the 31st, and mean to keep the lecture out of the hands of the reporters.....". In the second letter he writes: "I find that what I have to say about Life in America seems to interest an audience so I will, if you still desire it, come & repeat at Bristol what I have been saying at Hull & Bradford....." and continues by suggesting possible dates. In excellent condition. With the original two autograph envelopes addressed to Miss Sturge at Chilliswood, Tyndall's Park, Clifton, Bristol. Nicholas Murray in his Life of Matthew Arnold (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) notes that at the beginning of January Arnold had written to George Brodrick, the warden of Merton College, Oxford, to say "I am just off for the North to make a horrid discourse about America at Hull" and he confided to Lady Rothschild that the first of these 'horrid' performances was on 'a very ticklish subject' the quality of civilization in America. The first discourse was given at Hull on 31st January at the Literary & Philosophical Society, the second at Bradford 3 days later, and the third at Bristol on the 8th of March. It was published as 'Civilization in the United States' in the April number of the 'Nineteenth Century'.

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        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 27. 01. 1756 - 05. 12. 1791 Wien). Komponist. "Mozart dirigiert einige Tage vor seinem Tod sein Requiem (1. Aufführung)".

      - Radierung v. Armand Mathey (- Doret) n. M. de Munkacsy b. Sedelmeyer, Paris, dat. 1888, 41,8 x 59 - Blattgr. 45 x 61,8 cm Armand Mathey-Dorey (1854 - 1934). - Das Blatt auf festem Velin, mit 1cm Rand, sauber und gut erhalten. Selten. "Entered according to act of congress in the year 1888 by M. Knoedeler & Cie . at Washington".

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        Nouveaux contes cruels

      Librairie illustrée, Paris 1888 - In-12 (156 x 98 mm), 150 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Demi-maroquin vert janséniste à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et auteur date en doré, non rogné, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, dos passé (Vermorel). Édition originale. Nouveaux contes cruels est le dernier ouvrage paru du vivant de l'auteur. Il fait suite au recueil Contes cruels paru en 1883, qui demeure l'?uvre la plus célèbre de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam. Placées sous le signe de la cruauté, ces nouvelles sont souvent imprégnées d'éléments fantastiques. Ces Nouveaux Contes cruels, qui furent salués par Huysmans, ajoutent huit récits à cet ensemble. Un écrivain qui a inspiré le symbolisme. Villiers de L'Isle-Adam a joué un grand rôle dans la naissance du symbolisme français; il fut un grand admirateur de Poe et de Baudelaire, un passionné de Wagner et un grand ami de Mallarmé. Idéaliste impénitent, le rêve seul l'enchante et l'exalte, non sans s'accompagner d'une ironie sombre qui reste sa marque. Cette conception du rêve (et une grande part de sa philosophie), il la tient de ses connaissances sur l'?uvre d'Edgar Poe. En effet, par le rêve, Poe pensait pouvoir retrouver un état d'intégrité et de liberté intuitives. De la bibliothèque de l'écrivain François Heysh, avec son ex-libris illustré. Bon exemplaire en reliure de Vermorel, avec ses couvertures. Clouzot, Guide du bibliophile français. XIXe siècle, p. 277. Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, VII, col. 1092. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Adrien Yvinec]
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        THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING: Being a description of the fish and the art of angling for him, as practiced chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England, By T.E. Pritt. With three illustrations in chromo-lithography from original drawings by the author.

      Goodall & Suddick. Leeds. - 1888 1st edition. Small 4to (160 x 248mm). Ppviii,64. Illustrated with a folded coloured frontispiece of a grayling, and two other coloured chromo-lithographed plates (one of grayling flies, and one of floats and the dorsal fin of a grayling. Binding C: Brown cloth with bevelled edges, gilt spine title, blind rules and a gilt quotation from Walton on upper board, patterned end-papers. Front inner hinge cracked & slight browning but a very good copy. The classic work on North Country grayling fishing. It is divided into two chapters: "All about Him" and "When, Where, and How to Catch Him." There are three colour plates : 1 fold out of a grayling, 1 of flies and 1 of floats and the dorsal fin of a grayling plus 2 pages of advertisements. The author "sketches lightly the habits and habitat of the fish as they were accepted fifty years ago, following with some capital pages on autumn fishing with the wet fly, and giving dressings of fifteen flies selected by well-known grayling fishers of his time. The rest of the slender volume is mostly occupied by excellent descriptive notes on the popular North Country form of grayling fishing known as 'swimming the worm.' Pritt wrought - and wrote - well as a pioneer, but he only touched the fringe of what has grown into a big subject, and he had not entirely shaken off the hackles of traditional fallacy." (W. Carter Platts. Grayling Fishing. 1939). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Arabia Deserta (2 volume set)

      Cambridge University Press, 1888-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. XX, 623; XIV, 690 pp. Numerous illustrations, folding plates. 23 cm. Hardcover. Rebacked in modern green cloth. Publisher's green boards. Good binding and cover. A few nicks to edge of Vol. I.'s front board. Clean, unmarked pages. Lacks map. First edition of this extraordinary travel book. Provenance: Book plate from Laurens H. Seelye. Seelye worked as a professor at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, from 1919 to 1933 and later at Roberts University in Istanbul and was president of St. Lawrence University. An important and influential travel book.

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        Die Suggestion und ihre Heilwirkung. Mit Abbildungen im Text. Autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe von Sigm. Freud.

      Deuticke,, Leipzig - Wien, 1888 - Leipzig - Wien, Deuticke, 1888. XXVI + 414 + 1 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit. DEA. - Ebd. stärker berieben, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, T. m. hds. Bleistift-Notiz, leichte Gbrsp. - Freud promovierte 1881. Er wurde in dieser Zeit von dem mit ihm befreundeten Wiener Arzt Josef Breuer (auch finanziell) unterstützt. 1882 verlobte sich er mit Martha Bernays (1861-1951), seiner späteren Frau, und war als Arzt im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus in Wien tätig, u.a. auch bei Theodor Meynert in der Psychiatrie. 1885/86 unternahm er eine Studienreise nach Paris, um bei dem Neurologen Jean Martin Charcot an der Salpetrière zu lernen, der vor allem durch seine Hypnoseversuche an Hysterikerinnen zahlreiche Forscher faszinierte. 1886 eröffnete Freud eine eigene Praxis in Wien und heiratete seine langjährige Braut . 1889 reiste er zu dem französischen Internisten Hippolyte Bernheim nach Nancy, dem Begründer der medizinischen Suggestionslehre und Wegbereiter der Psychotherapie. Freud entlehnte vor allem von Bernheim das psychodynamische Modell von Widerstand und Übertragung. Dieser begriff die Krankheit als eine neurophysiologische Fehlregulation, wonach pathogene Autosuggestionen einen unheilvollen Widerstand gegen Suggestionen von außen aufbauen und eine Korrektur der Fehleinstellung verhindern. Bernheim definierte den Übertragungsweg der Suggestion analog zum neurophysiologischen Reflexmodell: die (Wort-)Suggestion verläuft zentripetal zum Gehirn, dort wird sie -- sofern der Empfänger seine Kritik ausgeschaltet hat, d.h. die Suggestion "glaubt" -- automatisch zentrifugal in eine Körperbewegung umgesetzt, wobei auch vegetative Funktionen, wie Herzschlag, Verdauung oder Monatsblutung therapeutisch beeinflußt werden können. Somit wurde erstmals das gesprochene Wort zum Hauptinstrument der Psychotherapie erklärt: "das Wort allein genügt" (Bernheim). Freud wandte nun in seiner nervenärztlichen Praxis die (hypnotische bzw. kathartische) Suggestivtherapie an . (DBE). Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Gulistan, or Rose Garden of Sa'di.

      Benares: The Kama Shastra Society, 1888., 1888. FIRST BURTON EDITION. Octavo. pp. viii, 282. In contemporary vellum-effect cream paper-covered boards with gilt titles to spine, re-backed. All edges untrimmed. Leaves browned, but crisp and clean. Spine very neatly re-backed; a very good copy. The Kama Shastra Society was created by Richard Burton, Edward Rehatsek and F.F. Arbuthnot for the translation and publication of Oriental erotica in 1883. The Gulistan was the last of these publications, and was initially attributed to Rehatsek.

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        Almanack for 1889

      

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        The Works.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1888. 8 volumes, small octavo (172 x 113 mm). Contemporary dark red-brown morocco, raised bands, titles to compartments gilt, all edges gilt, floral endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each volume. Spines gently sunned, extremities lightly rubbed, minor wear to corners, light foxing to prelims and endmatters. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Tennyson's works.

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        NINE YEARS IN NIPON: Sketches of Japaense Life and Manners.

      Boston 1888, Cupples. Pictorial mustard cloth, very good, 42. illustrations after Japanese woodcuts, 3 maps, 304p., book. plate, very clean & crisp copy. 42 illustrations, 13.5 x 21. cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. AN EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN This excellent primary source was written by a surgeon at Tsukiji Hospital in Tokyo. It is a description of Japan and of the Japanese, their great cities, daily activities, life at work and a guide to the sights by this seasoned resident and traveler. His intelligent commentaries upon Japanese art, gardens, schools, language, flower arrangement, houses, manners and amusements are a valuable contribution to the study of 19th century Japan. * Fascinating narrative covering in detail the hygienic Japanese their miniature gardens, art and artistic manufactures, moral, honorific & etiquette, the Tokaido journey, Koi fish, ancient trees, Jinrikisha man, missionary martyrs, tortoise shell work, schools, Chinese money changers, drying cuttle-fish, spiders & beetles, Fuji & egrets, paddy fields. * A thoroughly wonderful work, written by a trained observer and humanist. The author was a close friend of Sir Harry Parks. Marvelous reading and narrative. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Enumeracion y Revision de Las Plantas. De la Peninsula Hispano-Lusitana e Islas Baleares. Vol. 1-5. [5 Vols.].

      Imprenta de la Viuda e Hija de Fuentenebro Madrid, 1888. 585, 642, 548, 759, 1087 S. Paperback/ broschiert broschiert/ Taschenbuch Paper brittle. Vol. 3 + 4 Backstrip loose.Befriedigender Zustand/ satisfyingly Brownish cover. Brownish paper. Unopened leaves. Versand D: 3,50 EUR

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        Schriftsteller u. Übersetzer (1906-1949): Vertrag zur Übersetzung des Theaterstücks \"Happy Birthday\" von Anita Loos mit eigenh. U. (voller Namenszug). Beverly Hills. August 1948. Gr.-8°. 1 S.

       \"ABKOMMEN // zwischen Elisabeth Frank und Klaus Mann betreffend die Uebertragung von Anita Loos\'s / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / in\'s Deutsche. // Klaus Mann übernimmt die deutsche Uebertragung des Stückes und verpflichtet sich, sie in drei Exemplaren an Elisabeth Frank abzuliefern. // Klaus Mann erhaelt bei Vertragsabschluss $ 125.00, bei Ablieferungen des Manuskripts weitere $ 125.00 als Vorschuss gegen Verrechnung von Aufführungs - Tantiemen und zwar 2. ½ % von den Brutto - Einnahmen der Auffuehrungen. // Sollte Elisabeth Frank das Stueck durch einen Verlag in den deutschsprachigen Ländern vertreiben lassen, so erklärt sich Klaus Mann bereit, 10% Provision von seinen Tantiemen an den Verlag abzufuehren.\" - Unterzeichnet von Klaus Mann und der amerikan. Agentin bzw. Verlegerin Elisabeth Frank. - [Unterstreichungen und Versalien im Original] - /// - Anita Loos (1888-1981) war die erste bedeutende Drehbuchautorin Hollywoods. Sie wurde durch ihr Buch \"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes\" (\"Blondinen bevorzugt\", in 14 Sprachen üs., Vorlage für ein Broadway-Stück, ein Musical, einen Stummfilm und vor allem den Film mit Marilyn Monroe und Jane Russell von 1953) weltberühmt. - Ihr von Klaus Mann übersetztes Drama \"Happy Birthday. A Play in Two Acts.\" (New York: S. French 1947) ersch. als \"Zum Geburtstag\" im Berliner Kurfürstendammtheater in dt. Erstaufführung. - Die hier vereinbarte Arbeit war eine der letzten von Klaus Mann, der am 21.5.1949 den Freitod wählte. Er hatte bereits am 11. Juli 1948, also kurz vor Abschluss des vorliegenden Vertrags einen Suizidversuch unternommen. - Bisher nicht veröffentlicht. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autograph, Autografen, autographs, mit eigenh. U. = mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift,

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        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. [Und in Beibindung:] DERS. In Deutsch-Ostafrika während des Aufstandes. Reise der Hans Meyer?schen Expedition in USAMBARA.

      Wien u. Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel 1888 und 1890. 8°. IX(1), 150 S. mit 1 kl. Titelvign., 16 Illustr. im Text, auf Tafelseiten sowie auf 1 doppelblattgr. Tafel v. Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers sowie 1 mehrf. gef., farb. Karte und VIII, 224 S. mit 18 Illustr. v. Ludwig Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman nach Skizzen des Verfassers, sowie nach Photographien, und einer (mehrf. gefalteten) farbigen Originalkarte. Leinenbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentit. u. blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Unteres Kapital u. Ecken bestoßen u. berieben, Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. z. Tl. fingerfleckig, im hint. Falz aufgeplatzt. Henze I, 200 ff. Die überaus seltene Promotionsarbeit des bedeutenden österreichischen Afrika-Forschers Oscar Baumann (1864-1899). Seine gründlichen Aufnahmen über die Besteigung des Durmitors, während einer Reise durch Montenegro im Jahr 1883, bewegten Oskar Lenz, der 1885 die österreichisch-ungarische Kongo-Expedition vorbereitete, ihn einzuladen, die Expedition als Topograph zu begleiten. B. erkrankte jedoch nahe Stanley Falls, und wurde in einem Lager zurückgelassen, wo er während seines Aufenthaltes die Swahili-Sprache erlernte. Seine Rekonvaleszenz verbrachte er auf der Insel Fernando Póo, von deren Hauptstadt aus er eine zweimonatige Rundreise antrat und mit seinen Beobachtungen wertvolle Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube, von deren Sprache er zwei Vokabularien zusammenstellte, lieferte. - 1887 promovierte B. in Leipzig mit dem `Versuch einer Monographie von Fernando Póo`, einer Vorarbeit zu vorliegendem Werk. In dem angebundenen Werk beschreibt B. eine Reise, die ihn als Begleiter des deutschen Forschungsreisenden Hans Meyer 1888 nach Ostafrika führte, um den Kilimandscharo zu bezwingen. Die Expedition durchquerte - von der Ostküste ausgehend - die damals noch völlig unbekannte Gebirgslandschaft zwischen den Flüssen Pangani und Umba. Wegen an der Küste ausgebrochener Araber-Unruhen sahen sie sich am südlichen Pare-Gebirge zur Umkehr gezwungen. Das Ergebnis dieser Expedition war die erste topographische Aufnahme von Usambra. Seine kartografischen und ethnologischen Aufzeichnungen waren für die schnell folgende wirtschaftliche Erschließung des Landes von unschätzbarem Wert. (vgl. dazu: Ausstellungskat. ?Abenteuer Ostafrika?. S.147). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Expedition, Forschung, Ethnologie, Geographie, Afrika, Deutsch-Ostafrika, Österreich-Ungarn, 19. Jahrhundert

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        THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA: With SomeAccount of the Histo

      London 1888, Longman. Yellow cloth, very good clean, 502p.,. index, 8 appendices, 1 color, 37 b. w. illustrations, color. folding map, exceptionally clean bright copy, gilt spine,. front cover black stamped picture & characters.FIRST EDITION. A MARVELOUS EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON COREA & MANCHURIA With appendices on opium, Christian conversions, plants collected, itinerary, India, China & Nepal, journeys of M. Bruniere & M. Venault. The main portion of the book concerns Manchuria & Korea: the aborigines, climate, manufactures, cumbersome currency, passports, history, the people, women's feet, garments, ladies attire, administration, religion. Ar- rival at Yingtzu to Moukden to Mao-er-shan, Ch'ang-Pai Shan mountains, T'ang-ho-K'ou to Kirin, to Tsitsihar, Sansing,the Steppe, Ninguta & Hun-Ch'un, gold mining, Novo-Kievsk. Weap- ons at the garrison, Russians, Chinese, English, Coreans & brigands. Roman Catholic settlement, Pa-Chia-Tzu to Port Arthur: massacre at Tientsin, residence of Presbyterians,hot springs, manufacture of salt & silk, pirate invasion, Feng- shui...a marvelous primary resource, hitherto unequalled. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cordier Sinica 2748. Taylor 109. * Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme ... With a life of Molière and grammatical and philological notes (Pitt Prep Series.)

      J C Clay, 1888. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; French language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 1884 printing : owner name on title page. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        New National Pronouncing Dictionary of the English & Japanese Language. Comprising many Thousands of New Words which Modern Literature, Science, and Art have called into Existence and Common Usage: with Pronounciations, Etymologies, Definitions, Appendices of Proper Names, Illustrations etc. etc. by T.Takasugi. [with] Appendix to New National English & Japanese Dictionary. Containing Pronouncing Vocabularies of Modern Geographical Names, Greek and Latin Proper Names, Hebrew and Scripture Proper Names, also a New Pronouncing & Explanatory Gazettier of European Languages and a Biographical Dictionary also Explanatory Tables of Quotation, Words, Phrases, Proverbs etc., from The Latin, The French and The Italian Common Languages, Irregular Verb

      Tokio, Osaka, Kioto: Tsujimoto Sho-Cho-Do & Co.,, Tokio 1888 - 1179pp.+338pp. (Appendix) Full leather. All edges marbled. Front & rear cover sunned & rubbed. Front & rear gutter cracked. All edges sunned & rubbed. Front & rear ep.sunned. Uppert part of "Introduction page" to P.2 torn. A small spotted on title page to some pages & 311-338pp. 27.5x20.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Rheinisch-Westfälische Bergwerks-Industrie-Gebiet. Eine Beschreibung aller Bergwerke, Gewerkschaften, Bohrgesellschaften, bedeutender Eisen- etc. Werke in Rheinland und Westfalen. In geologischer und finanzieller Beziehung bearbeitet.

      Essen und Leipzig, Verlag von Alfred Silbermann, 1888. - XI, 388 S., gepr. Ln., Gelenke etw. gelockert, NaVuT. -- Beiliegend mehrere Zeitungsausschnitte.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA: With SomeAccount of the Histo

      London 1888, Longman. Yellow cloth, very good, 502p., index,. map, 8 appendices, 38 color & b.w. illustrations, marginal. stain pages 165-194 & 416-17 text unaffected, lower edge bit. rubbed, else bright copy of a very RARE book. FIRST EDITION. A MARVELOUS EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON COREA & MANCHURIA With appendices on opium, Christian conversions, plants collected, itinerary, India, China & Nepal, journeys of M. Bruniere & M. Venault. The main portion of the book concerns Manchuria & Korea: the aborigines, climate, manufactures, cumbersome currency, passports, history, the people, women's feet, garments, ladies attire, administration, religion. Ar- rival at Yingtzu to Moukden to Mao-er-shan, Ch'ang-Pai Shan mountains, T'ang-ho-K'ou to Kirin, to Tsitsihar, Sansing,the Steppe, Ninguta & Hun-Ch'un, gold mining, Novo-Kievsk. Weap- ons at the garrison, Russians, Chinese, English, Coreans & brigands. Roman Catholic settlement, Pa-Chia-Tzu to Port Arthur: massacre at Tientsin, residence of Presbyterians,hot springs, manufacture of salt & silk, pirate invasion, Feng- shui...a marvelous primary resource, hitherto unequalled. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cordier Sinica 2748. Taylor 109. * Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        GULISTAN OR ROSE GARDEN OF SA'DI, Faithfully Translated into English

      Benares: Printed by the Kama Shastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1888. First Edition, printed for private subscribers only. 8vo, bound in publisher? s original full stiff vellum with gilt ruled and lettered spine, the covers bevelled and with blind ruled borders. viii, 282 pp. An excellent copy, fine and very well preserved with some light and of course, expected mellowing to the white vellum. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT BURTON ITEM, and according to Penzer (p. 177), the distinction between the first and second issue of the book is only the presence of the date on the spine. As a possible indication of this book's scarcity, Penzer quotes 17 sale room prices for Burton's KAMA SUTRA, 10 for the ANANGA RANGA, 26 for the PERFUMED GARDEN, but only three for the GULISTAN. The Persian poet Sa?di wrote ?The Rose Garden? in 1258. It has readership throughout Asia and Africa, and has been translated into Latin, English, French, German, and Dutch. The Kama Shastra Society wished to introduce the first complete and unexpurgated translation into English, and succeeded in issuing a work of elegance and simplicity. The text includes chapters on the morals of Dervishes, the advantages of Silence, on love and old age, and on rules of conduct in life. An important edition of this Persian Classic.

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        Christkatholische Handpostille oder Unterrichts- und Erbauungsbuch, das ist: kurze Auslegung der sonn- und festtäglichen Episteln und Evangelien samt den daraus gezogenen Glaubens- und Sittenlehren.

      Freiburg im Breisgau, Herdersche Verlagshandlung, 1888 - 660 Seiten mit einem Titelbild, Farbentitel un vielen Holzschnitten. mit Meß-Erklärung, Gebeten, einer Beschreibung von Jerusalem und Anhang von Alban Stolz, auf dem Vorsatz handschriftliche Widmung: "Zur/ Erinnerung an die Tage des Greules/ in Wörishofen/ von/ Sebastian Kneipp". Sebastian Anton Kneipp (* 17. Mai 1821 in Stephansried - + 17. Juni 1897 in Wörishofen) war ein bayerischer Priester und Hydrotherapeut. Er ist der Namensgeber der Kneipp-Medizin und der Wasserkur mit Wassertreten usw., die schon früher angewandt, aber durch ihn bekannt wurden. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1250 Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldenem Rückentitel und farbigem Buchschnitt [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Lalo."

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Small octavo. Dated May 20, [18]88. In black ink. In French (with translation). A fascinating letter in which Lalo opines about Wagnerian music drama and his own "French" approach to composition. He is stupified by the overwhelming success of his opera, Le Roi d'Ys, which had just premièred two weeks ago. His refusal to imitate Wagner, and decision to stick to short forms and goal-oriented drama probably contributed to its immediate appeal. Lalo nevertheless remains committed to "pure" instrumental music, which he judges superior to opera. "Not being Wagner, and not wanting... to become his imitator, I have done absolutely the opposite of what his system teaches: I used very short forms, and I voluntarily put aside all developments in order to precipitate the dramatic action. Whether this is good or bad, I don't know; [but]... I never bore the audience... The French don't like long dissertations on stage... But before, as after May 7 [i.e the premiere of Le Roi d'Ys], I keep the absolute opinion that you know so well: ... the only true music is the pure music for the quartet, the orchestra, and the concertos with orchestra." Slightly soiled; creased and slightly split at folds; two fileholes to right margin of second leaf, with no loss to text; remnants of adhesive to lower left portion, obscuring one word of text. . Le Roi d'Ys, which was premièred at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on May 7, 1888, did indeed bring Lalo the acclaim he had sought for most of his musical career. It is his instrumental music, however, that has secured him a lasting place in music history, "for it represents a decisively new direction in French music at that period, taken more or less simultaneously by César Franck and Saint-Saëns." As the present letter implies, Lalo had been accused - like many progressive composers of the time - of imitating Wagner; but "although he admired Wagner, their styles have little in common." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.

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        The Ghost in The Bank of England.

      James Hogg [1888], London - 8vo. 63pp. Publisher's polychrome binding in varying shades of blue, green and red.Minor edgewear, scuffed and a trifle discoloured here and there, cloth darkened to rear panel. Internally clean, pencil gift inscription to front pastedown. A trifle thumbmarked here and there one gathering stands slightly proud. Nevertheless a very good copy. The author's first book (although attribution is disputed.well it's disputed in the fact that one eminent gentleman says it's Phillpots, a number of others say it isn't; nobody has another viable option, and seeing as no-one has really seen a copy of it floating around for a while it's likely to remain somewhat mysterious. A fair amount of the Phillpotts attribution seems to be based on the fact that he wrote something else for London Society. The jury is still out, having a really long lunch), a slightly different version appeared in "London Society" Magazine in the 1880's, this is the first edition in book form. Stupidly rare. Six copies found on worldcat, only two in the UK (absent from the BL catalogue), no auction records for the last 50 years or so, one of those strange books that appears in Hubin, and on the occasional list of highly thought of oddities and never sees the light of day. A thoroughly presentable copy. Crazy job this bookselling lark. Attribution based on the research of Dr. James Y. Dayananda, Lock Haven State College.#ecat2 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Romantic Ballads and Poems of Phantasy

      Walter Scott. Hardcover. 12mo. volume with original parchment binding. PBYR 1888. Corners curving out from age and wear. Binding strong, no cracks. Some soiling on boards. Untrimmed pages, except top edge; all pages clean and intact. A rare book of poems by a renowned author and poet. Selections in the volume include: "The Weird of Michael Scott," based on the 13th century Scottish legend, "Mad Madge O' Cree," and "The Death-Child." . Very Good. 1888.

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Lalo."

      - Le Roi d'Ys, which was premièred at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on May 7, 1888, did indeed bring Lalo the acclaim he had sought for most of his musical career. It is his instrumental music, however, that has secured him a lasting place in music history, "for it represents a decisively new direction in French music at that period, taken more or less simultaneously by César Franck and Saint-Saëns."As the present letter implies, Lalo had been accused - like many progressive composers of the time - of imitating Wagner; but "although he admired Wagner, their styles have little in common." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. 4 pp. of a bifolium. Small octavo. Dated May 20, [18]88. In black ink. In French (with translation). A fascinating letter in which Lalo opines about Wagnerian music drama and his own "French" approach to composition. He is stupified by the overwhelming success of his opera, Le Roi d'Ys, which had just premièred two weeks ago. His refusal to imitate Wagner, and decision to stick to short forms and goal-oriented drama probably contributed to its immediate appeal. Lalo nevertheless remains committed to "pure" instrumental music, which he judges superior to opera."Not being Wagner, and not wanting. to become his imitator, I have done absolutely the opposite of what his system teaches: I used very short forms, and I voluntarily put aside all developments in order to precipitate the dramatic action. Whether this is good or bad, I don't know; [but]. I never bore the audience. The French don't like long dissertations on stage. But before, as after May 7 [i.e the premiere of Le Roi d'Ys], I keep the absolute opinion that you know so well: . the only true music is the pure music for the quartet, the orchestra, and the concertos with orchestra."Slightly soiled; creased and slightly split at folds; two fileholes to right margin of second leaf, with no loss to text; remnants of adhesive to lower left portion, obscuring one word of text.

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        ESHIMA NO KASUMI:

      [Kyoto 1888, Unsodo/ Stiff stiff stitched wrs., red title. slip, 16.5 x 25 cm., 37 double-folded leaves, [50]p., wood-. cut Sumi color illustrations, stitched spine, very clean,. solid copy, complete. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A STUNNING SAMURAI BOOK WITH BATTLES, ARMOR, SWORDS &c... The work is lively, showing a wide variety of warriors, their arms and armour, swords, bows and arrows, horses and other military items. The work covers battle scenes. There are also some excellent views of Japanese falcons and hawks, commonly kept by Samurai. * "Kubota [1852-1906], was Japanese-style painter, born in Kyoto, and a start pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen. He traveled to America, China and Europe. In 1880 with Kono Bairei, started the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting and taught there. In 1890, again with Bairei, founded the Kyoto Bijutsu Kyokai. an illustrator with the army during the Sino-Japanese war, and also for the newspaper Kokumin Shimbun, which he helped to established. Became blind toward the end of his life, His subjects included figures landscapes, historical themes, and his stile resembled the Nanga school." He has been widely collected by world museums. Liberally quoted from Roberts below. * Kubota was an embedded journalist in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 in China. He made his prints and books based on his primary observations while trailing along with the Japanese army in China. * As far as we can research, this was issued in a single volume only. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Roberts; DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: p.94 * Not in Kerlen * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Entwurf mit einer Illustration für ein Notenblatt zu Opus 43, Lyrische Stücke von E. Grieg.

      - Tuschfeder- und Pinselzeichnung, Aquarell, über etwas Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts oben monogrammiert „MvL". 37,2:26,5 cm. Auf Untersatz montiert dort verso mit dem Stempel der „Meggendorfer Blätter", Nr. 2287. Über die Ausbildung der österreichischen Künstlerin ist kaum etwas bekannt. Sie arbeitete vor allem als Illustratorin insbesondere für Märchen-, Kinder- und Jugendbücher sowie fast 30 Jahre lang für die „Meggendorfer Blätter", einer 1888-1944 herausgegebenen Münchner Zeitschrift für Humor und Kunst mit Witzen, Erzählungen, Gedichten, Karikaturen und Bildergeschichten. Darüber hinaus war sie als Designerin (zweidimensionale Muster für Glasarbeiten) tätig und Mitglied des 1908 gegründeten Künstlerbund Klosterneuburg.

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        NINE YEARS IN NIPON: Sketches of Japaense Life and Manners.

      Boston 1888, Cupples. Pictorial brown cloth, very good, 42. illustrations after Japanese woodcuts, 3 maps, 304p., very. good copy, two ex-library blind-stamps, small label removed. from spine, else clean, 13.5 x 21 cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. AN EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN This excellent primary source was written by a surgeon at Tsukiji Hospital in Tokyo. It is a description of Japan and of the Japanese, their great cities, daily activities, life at work and a guide to the sights by this seasoned resident and traveler. His intelligent commentaries upon Japanese art, gardens, schools, language, flower arrangement, houses, manners and amusements are a valuable contribution to the study of 19th century Japan. * Fascinating narrative covering in detail the hygienic Japanese their miniature gardens, art and artistic manufactures, moral, honorific & etiquette, the Tokaido journey, Koi fish, ancient trees, Jinrikisha man, missionary martyrs, tortoise shell work, schools, Chinese money changers, drying cuttle-fish, spiders & beetles, Fuji & egrets, paddy fields. * A thoroughly wonderful work, written by a trained observer and humanist. The author was a close friend of Sir Harry Parks. Marvelous reading and narrative. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        A LIFE'S MORNING

      1888. [one of only 500 copies] In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1888. 2 pp Vol III undated ads. Original terra-cotta cloth. First Edition, which consisted of only 500 copies published on 15 November 1888. Although A LIFE'S MORNING was Gissing's sixth novel published, it was his fourth written (before DEMOS (1886) and THYRZA (1887)); he had written this in three months during 1885, with the title EMILY. James Payn of Smith Elder accepted it then for publication (serially for The Cornhill and in book form for Smith Elder -- each of whom paid Gissing only fifty pounds for the rights to it. Payn insisted not only upon a new title, not only upon publishing it in three volumes rather than Gissing's planned two (without telling Gissing!), but also upon Gissing writing a new ending: Emily Hood was originally to die of heart failure, but in the final form she has a "happily-ever-after" marriage instead.~Payn, with typical unconcern, did not say a word about the book for two years, but when he at length decided to run it as a serial from January to December [1888], he did it with the proviso that Gissing change the ending, a fantastic demand which made the poor author furious. If Gissing wished to receive the badly needed 50 pounds mentioned in the memorandum of agreement, he must mutilate his story, that is, resuscitate his heroine and drag her to the altar. It is no wonder Payn's behavior has earned him in Gissing criticism a reputation for being a pretentious ass and an offensive philistine. A victim of Payn and poverty..., Gissing was not only indignant but filled with shame at having to yield to such a diktat. [Coustillas].~As Coustillas points out, the binder of A LIFE'S MORNING used an imaginative technique to make the volumes appear to be in two different textures of cloth -- blind-stamped with a morocco-grain on the covers but left smooth on the spines and corners -- in imitation of a "half-calf" binding.~This is a very good set, with a few small nicks in the spine ends and with minor wear along the lower edges of the boards; very faint rectangles on the front covers reveal that this set, like most of the 500, went directly from the publisher to a lending library (though there are no other such indications). Coustillas A6.1a; Collie A6a; Spiers & Coustillas I2; Sadleir 969; Wolff 2550.

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        \" Um die Erde mit dem Zweirad ( Mit dem Hochrad um die Welt ) - Band 1: Von San Francisco nach Teheran + Band 2: Von Teheran nach Jokohama \" ( vollständig in zwei Bänden, Einzelverkauf möglich )

      Verlag Ferdinand Hirth & Sohn Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1888 und 1890 Format Groß8° Band 1: Von San Francisco nach Teheran : 510 S + 1 ganzseitiges farbiges Porträt, desweiteren 105 , teils halb - und ganzseitige Textabbildungen - Band 2: Von Teheran nach Jokohama \" 464 S. + 1 Titelbild , desweiteren 67 teils halb - und ganzseitige Abbildungen , Originalganzleinenbände mit unterschiedlichen Deckelbildern , kleinen Rückenbildern , Deckel-und Rückentiteln , Rückenkanten leicht berieben, schöne straffe Bücher, bei Band zwei sind die Vorsätze farbige Karten, Erhaltung Band 1 sehr gut,Band zwei einen klein wenig \"schlechter\",so ist der Rücken leicht nachgedunkelt = Thomas Stevens hat tatsächlich die große Tour auf dem Hochrad bewältig! = Einzelverkauf : Band 1 : 300 Euro , Band 2: 500 Euro = Versand D: 5,00 EUR RadsportRennsport

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        Musical Instruments Historic, Rare and Unique. Leather bound Limited Edition

      London Adam & Charles Black 1888. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some light spotting within. Aeg Limited Edition [1040] Red three-quarter leather cover with cream/gilt boards 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). 107pp + plates. Illustrated with 50 chromolithograph plates by William Gibb.

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        JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. Aka: CHIEH TZU YUAN HUA CHUAN:

      [Shanghai 1888]. Stitched brown wrs., 8 vol. set,very clean,. bright set, 367p.,Chinese text, 367 pages b.w. illustrations. pt. I, II: 15 x 25.5 cm., pt. III: 12.5 x 19.5 cm., a bright. clean nicely exetcuted set, pt. 3: 41 color, 20 b.w. pages.. STUNNING COMPLETE SET OF THE "MUSTARD SEED GARDEN" Compiled by Chen Yin-po. Artists: Wang An-chieh, Wang Mi-ts' ao & Wang Ssu-chih. This is the most important book on the art of Chinese painting. Originally published in 1679-1818, was basically a set of four volumes, each volume had several numbered "books" within, each devoted to a different topic. This edition was nicely printed with Sumi or black ink against white paper. * The work begins with the Six Principles, standards and the rules of painting: The Six Canons, Six Essentials, Three Faults, Twelve Things to Avoid, Three Classes, divisions of schools &c., notes on the preparation of colors & materials. It begins with orchids, grasses, bamboo, discussion of the fundamentals of bamboo. Book of plum, with a testimonial for examples. Book of chrysanthemum, insects, & flowering plants. Examples of herbaceous plants. Rocks & scholar's rocks, outdoor rock and landscapes, crags, people, scholars, poets, sages, birds, pavilions, bridges, architecture &c. This set is comprised of three parts, each part has 4 volumes, for a total of 12 volumes in all, which completes the set. ***** The volumes contain: Part I: Preface to the first [1796] edition; fundamentals of painting; book of trees; book of rocks; book of Jen-wu. * Part II: preface to the complete edition of 1701; book of orchid, bamboo, plum and chrysanthemum. * Part III: Book of grasses, insects, and flowering plants; feathers & fur and flowering plants; concluding notes on the preparation of colors. This part comes in a indigo-blue folding Chuan case with ivory clasps. * For a valuable account of this superb work, see: Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. This fine reference gives the exact contents of each book as well as color examples & bibliographic data. * It is quite difficult to find this work in its complete state, as most have been separated and many illustration framed. A major contribution to the study of Chinese landscape, flower & painting, and the inspiration for the Japanese to begin color woodblock printing for their Ukiyo-e period. This work has been used by students since 1679 as a lesson & guide book on the art of Chinese brush painting, and is still now, some 300 years later know as the Classic on Chinese Painting. * THIS SET'S FORMAT: Part 1, 2 are in the larger format, printed 1888; part 3 smaller, and is printed in Japan in 1878. The work is profusely illustrated in b.w. while the last 2 volumes are color illustrated in part 3. Mixed set, in lovely condition. ************ BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE BOOKS. p.406-410 for more notes & details. * Y. Yonezawa et al.; JAPANESE PAINTING IN THE LITERATI STYLE, p.170-190. * Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. * S. Edgren: CHINESE RARE BOOKS IN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS p.118 no. 37. J. Hillier: THE JAPANESE PICTURE BOOK: A Selection from the Ravicz Collection, p.17, plate 3. * RAWSON, Jessica. ed. et al.: THE BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF CHINESE ART.: page 124. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. EVERY MAN HIS OWN BOSWELL

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1888 - Octavo (5" x 7-1/2") in original gilt-decorated green cloth. A Grolier American 100 book. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front blank: "Harold C. Ernst/with the kind regards of/Oliver Wendell Holmes./August 7th 1888." Laid in is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from the author to Dr. Ernst dated 28 February 1891 thanking him for a lecture he sent to Holmes and asking Ernst to keep him informed of the progress in the new department in which he is involved. In full: "I am much obliged to you for your interesting Lecture which I sat down and read as soon as I received it. Therefore you should continue to keep us all informed from time to time of the progress making in this wonderful new department of science to which you are directing yourself." Holmes may be referring to a meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine on 16 October 1890 when Ernst spoke on the rabies virus and vaccination. (Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux developed the first rabies vaccine in 1885.) Apparently a copy that was once owned by Holmes himself as his bookplate is on the front pastedown. Laid in is a 1980 receipt from a bookseller selling each of these two items separately for one hundred and fifty dollars each. Dr. Harold C. Ernst was first a star pitcher on the baseball team at Harvard and later a professor of bacteriology and pathology at Harvard Medical School. In 1919 he was the first recipient in America of the Gold-Headed Cane Award. Contents clean; mild rubbing to spine tips. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf. Ungarn. 6 Bde. in 7 Bd.

      Wien: Druck u. Verlag der kaiserl.-königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1888 - 1902.. I. Bd. (1): XII, 528 S.; II. Bd. (2): XII, 658 S.; III. Bd. (3): XII, 604 S., IV. Bd. (4): IX, 601 S.; V. Bd. (5) (1. Abtheilung): IX, 446 S.; V. Bd. (5) (2. Abth.): IX, 482 S.; VI. Bd. (6): XII, 598 S.; unzählige s/w-Illustr. (Holzstiche) im Text u. als Tafeln; einige chromolith. Tafeln. 4° (28 x 21,5 cm); Orig. braun-rote Ln.-Bde. mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung, marm. Schnitte, tlw. Lesebändchen. Inhalt der einzelnen Bände: 1. Bd.: Geographische Übersicht; Geschichte Ungarns; Das magyarische Volk; Volkswirthschaft. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Volkstracht aus dem Ormansag. 2. Bd.: Das Alföld (die Theiß, die Pester Ebene, die \"drei Städte\" Czegled, Nagy-Körös, Kecskemet, Debreczin, das Hajduckengebiet, Groß-Wardein, die Biharer Eben, Szegedin, Temesvar, die Deutschen in Südungarn, die Bacska, die Serben u.v.m.). Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Csikose auf der Hortobagyer Puszta. 3. Bd.: Budapest (Geschichte, Baukuns, Leben, Stadttheile, Cultur-Institute, Literatur, Schauspielwesen, Musik usw., Mineralwässer u. Bäder, Umgebung); Fiume. Mit einer chromolith. Tafel: Ungarischer Magnat in Gala, mit Knappen. 4. Bd.: Jenseits der Donau (die ungarische Donau, Denkmäler der Urzeit, Römerzeit u. Völkerwanderung, Baudenkmäler das Veßpremer Comitat, das Zalaer Comitat, Mecsek-Gegend, das Eisenburger, Ödenburger, Wieselburger, Raaber Comitate, Totis u. Umgebung, Grau u. Umg., Weißenburger Comitat, Plattensee). 5. Bd. 1. Abt.: Oberungarn (Urgeschichte, Baudenkmäler, Preßburg, Komorn, die Comitate des Waagthales, die oberungar. Slovaken - Tracht, Sprache u. Literatur - ). 5. Bd. 2. Abt.: Die Montangegend (Sohler, Barser, Honter Comitate, Bergbau u. Hüttenwesen usw.); Umgebung der Matra u. des Bükkgebirges; das Abauj-Tornaer Comitat, Zips u. Hohe Tatra, Saroser Comitat, nordöstl. Karpathen). 6. Bd.: Das südöstliche Ungarn (Siebenbürgen u. die benachbarten Berggebiete, Denkmäler der Urzeit usw., Baudenkmäler, Geschichte Siebenbürgens; vom Bihargebirge zu den Radnaer Alpen; Szeklerland; Vom Bodzauer Paß bis zur südung. Berggegend (Kronstädter Comitat, Csango der Siebendörfer, Fogaraser Comitat, die Rumänen, Hermannstädter Comitat, die Sachsen, die Zigeuner u.v.m.); das südungarische Gebirgsland.- Die reich gold- u. schwarz geprägten Einbände tlw. gering berieben u. bestoßen, Marmorierung der Schnitte etw. unterschiedlich u. bei 3 Bänden etw. verblaßt. Unterschiedl. floral gemusterte Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 u. 2 gelegentl. etw. stockfl., bei Band 3 die ersten Seiten u. einige im hinteren Bereich etw. fleckig u. stockfl., Bde. 4 - 6 durchweg sauber und fleckenfrei. In jedem Band Namenseintrag in Tinte, dat. 1977, verso fl. Vorsatz, leichter Abklatsch auf das gegenüberliegende Blatt.Klammerheftung stellenw. etw. rostig. Die chromolith. Tafeln alle stockfleckig. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene, stabile Bände mit Hunderten von Abbildungen (Xylographien / Holzstiche) u. Beiträgen verschiedener Autoren. A/I1 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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