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        Ulu an African Romance (2 vols)

      Sampson Low & Co 1888 - Scarce first edition by this noted explorer of Africa in collaboration with a female novelist. Original 2 volume set in green cloth with black lining. Titles in gilt to spine. Frontispiece in vol 1 is a map of Kilimanjaro and neighbourhood. The books are bright, titles clear. Spine ends rubbed, small knocks to corners. Small spot to lower spine of vol 2. Slight lean to spines. Inside, neat ink-stamped name to ffeps. Occasional spots and marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Soldiers bivouacked next to a Mosque in North Africa

      North Africa: 1940s. Pencil and charcoal. 8 x 12.75 inches. Framed and glazed. Painter, architect, and railroad aficionado, Albert Sheldon Pennoyer was born in Oakland, California on April 5, 1888. His early education was spent at boarding schools in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Geneva, Switzerland, where he developed a consuming curiosity for the mechanics of how things work. He attended the University of California, Berkeley for one year before moving to Paris to study architecture at the École des Beaux Arts. Inspired by the City of Lights, Pennoyer's curiosity soon turned to painting. In addition to periods of study at the Académie de la Grand Chaumière, the Académie Julian, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennoyer traveled across Europe as a pupil of such prominent artists of the time as Giuseppe Casciaro and Harold Speed. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Pennoyer returned to the United States.Called to active duty in 1917, he served with the camouflage unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until 1920, when he joined the Officers' Reserve Corps. In 1921 he opened his own studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which he would maintain for nearly forty years. His paintings, executed in pastel, gouache, watercolor, and oils, were successfully exhibited at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Golden Gate Park Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and several prominent galleries in New York and California. Pennoyer was once again called to action during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before being assigned as an MFAA Officer in North Africa and Italy. During his service as a Monuments Man, he was involved in the safeguarding, repair, and recovery of Italy's rich cultural heritage, which faced destruction from bombing, looting, and exposure to the elements. Pennoyer worked alongside Monuments Men Capt. Basil Marriott and Lt. Col. John Bryan Ward-Perkins in Rome, Capt. Roderick Enthoven and Lt. Frederick Hartt in Florence, and Capt. Deane Keller in Pisa. He also participated in the recovery effort at numerous art repositories in the Tuscan countryside, where Florentine officials had evacuated hundreds of works of art from churches and public collections, principally the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Bargello.

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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+ii pp ads. 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 B: Maroon cloth with bevelled edges, gilt spine title, blind rules and a gilt quotation from Walton on upper board, plain end-papers. Spine faded, slight staining to cloth, a little pencil annotation. Good-plus. 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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        The Life of Joseph Smith The Prophet

      Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1888. First edition. Leather bound. 512pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Black leather with gilt stamped titles and decorative ornamentation on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Blue and white floral endsheets. Good only. The extremities are mildly rubbed, and the leather spine has faded. The front free endpaper and flyleaf are completely detached, but present, and the recto of the first frontispiece portrait has been reinforced along the inside margin. The rear endsheet is split along the hinge. There are ownership markings from a previous owner on the first several pages. The text block is cracked here and there, and due to the weak hinges, has dropped a bit. Steel engraving portraits of Joseph and his brother Hyrum are present. Biography of the founder of Mormonism by LDS Church elder and publisher (George Q. Cannon and Sons would later be known as Deseret Book). Flake/Draper 1161.

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        Photograph - Panorama of Malta

      Malta, 1888. A fine panoramic photograph of Valletta's Grand Harbour captured from the Upper Barrakka Gardens features as well as ancient fortress walls built by the Knights of St. John Extending from Fort St. Elmo on the left, to the Cottonera Marina on the right, this image a provides a nostalgic perspective of pre-dating the devastation of the Second World War. At its center is a direct view of the ancient bastion on Senglea (The Spur") and the myriad of structures behind it. Only a single steamship is seen whereas numerous sailing brigs are anchored. The seaward bastion known as "the Spur" commands the salient point of the promontory of Senglea, and is often mistakenly referred to as Fort Saint Michael which is situated on the opposite end of the fortified city. Isla, or Senglea, is the smallest of Three Cities in the Cottonera. Senglea is one of the oldest cities in the Maltese Islands, dating to the 16th century. A close-up observation shows one English merchant advertisement. Then a British crown colony, Malta was ideally situated for ships sailing Gibraltar and the Suez canal. The area of the Grand Harbour was especially important during the 19th century and Senglea became the industrial centre of the country, with many docks for shipbuilding being constructed. Grand Harbour - Valletta Original panoramia circa 1880 Gelatin-silver Print Photograph Measures approximately 86 x 19 cm Very Good Condition. Very Good.

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        Pierers Konversations-Lexikon, 7. Auflage, herausgegeben von Joseph Kürschner. Mit Universal-Sprachen-Lexikon nach Prof. Joseph Kürschners System, 12 Bände, Prachtausgabe in Halbleder

      Berlin und Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann (ab Bd. 5: Stuttgart, Union, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft), 1888 - 1893. Mit Karten, schwarzen und farbigen Illustrationsbeilagen. Siebente (und letzte) Auflage des Pierer-Lexikons in 12 Bänden, diese im Format (18 x 26,5 cm) deutlich größer als die Bände vorangegangener Auflagen. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 19.200 Sp. Ergänzungsbände erschienen nicht. Bd. 1 mit angefügtem "Atlas der Architektur", der 76 (!) ganzseitige Tafeln zur Geschichte der Baukunst enthält Bd. 2 mit "Atlas der Bildhauerkunst" (19 ganzseitige Tafeln). Eine Neuerung bildete das vom Herausgeber Joseph Kürschner entwickelte und in das Lexikon integrierte Zwölfsprachen-Wörterbuch (Böhmisch, Dänisch, Englisch, Russisch, Schwedisch, Spanisch, Französisch, Griechisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Lateinisch, Ungarisch), das dem Benutzer 12 separate Wörterbücher ersetzte. Trotz positiver Aufnahme in der Presse blieb diese Idee auf die vorliegende Pierer-Auflage beschränkt und konnte sich längerfristig nicht durchsetzen. Die Ausgabe ist noch verschiedentlich anzutreffen, sehr selten aber in gutem Zustand erhältlich. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Leder nicht berieben und ohne Aufhellungen, Gesamterscheinungsbild somit harmonisch. Ecken kaum bestoßen ein Deckel am oberen Rand leicht angestoßen Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Halbleder-Ausgabe mit nahezu perfekter Rückenansicht, wie es nur noch selten anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Tally Ho! Coaching through Chicago's Parks and Boulevards. Illustrated with forty photo gravures. Together with a full descriptive text

      Chicago: J. Craig, 1888. With 42 photogravures by Schuchardt & WInkler on 38 plates, map on front pastedown. Ornamental title leaf, 12 ff. Text printed rectos only. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown cloth over bevelled boards, upper board stamped pictorial gilt. Contemporary gift inscription to first blank, presentation inscription in top margin of title leaf. Extremities rubbed, some light finger soiling to margins. Very good. With 42 photogravures by Schuchardt & WInkler on 38 plates, map on front pastedown. Ornamental title leaf, 12 ff. Text printed rectos only. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. "Among the great Cities of the world, Chicago is the youngest …" Stylish album of views of emphasizing the well-groomed boulevards and the network of parks throughout the city. A fascinating record of the public face of Chicago just before the dawn of the automobile age Uncommon. OCLC: 26250696 (Harvard, LC, Northern Illinois U., Knox Coll., Chicago History Mus., Moody Bible Inst.)

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        Cunha Moraes, Angola, Benguela. Um Quimbundo Aleijado

      1888 - Photographie,Vintage citrate print. It was in the year 1855 in the city of Coimbra that was born José Augusto Cunha Moraes, who turned out one of the greatest Portuguese photographers. Only 8 years old, he moved to Angola, where his father had a photo studio. But when his parents died, he returned to Portugal in order to pursue studies. The passion for photography was already family and Cunha Moraes decided to return to Luanda to take over the family's photographic studio account, coinciding this time to the golden age of African expeditions and being Luanda one port of departure and arrival of the explorers of all nationalities . Most of its production in Africa develops between 1877-1894, publishing photographs in the magazine "The West" and "Photographica Art". Additionally, it produced collections to send various industrial exposures. Later, he returned to Portugal and collaborates in the House Biel, developing important work in conjunction with other photographers, including The Art and Nature in Portugal. osé Augusto da Cunha Moraes, he died 78 years later, in 1933, in Porto, leaving important brands within photographic work on colonial lands and Portugal. Western Africa, Photográphico Album and Descriptivo. In 1882, Cunha Moraes publishes an album with photographs of West Africa and between 1885 to 1888, published four volumes entitled Africa Occidental - Album Photográphico and Descriptivo under the responsibility of David Corazzi, with Luciano Lamb of preface and fototipias produced in the House Biel (in Porto) with whom he would later work. Kimbundu, or North Mbundu, one of two Bantu languages called Mbundu (see Umbundu), is the second-most-widely spoken Bantu language in Angola. It is concentrated in the north-west of the country, notably in the Luanda Province, the Bengo Province, the Malanje Province and the Cuanza Norte Province. It is spoken by the Ambundu. Maho (2009) distinguishes two primary dialects: Kimbundu proper, including Ngola, and Mbamba, incl. Njinga.The other Kimbundu languages are sometimes considered dialects as well. In part of the Malanje Province, culturally "assimilated" Ambundu populations produced a mix of Kimbundu and Portuguese called Ambaca, whose speakers are called Ambaquistas. // Circa 1888 // Tirage citrate // Format (cm): 18x24 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        American Woods

      1888. First Edition . HOUGH, Romeyn B. American Woods, Vols. I-III. Lowville, New York: Published and Sections Prepared by the Author, 1888-91. Three volumes. Octavo, original tan and navy wrappers, wood samples on card mounts unbound as issued, each volume with its wood samples housed in original blind-stamped cloth chemise and slipcase, metal clasps. $4800.First editions of the first three volumes of HoughÂ’s monumental compendium of American woods, with 237 wood samples mounted on cards.Planned as a 15-volume series arranged geographically, only 13 volumes of The American Woods were completed before RomeynÂ’s death; a 14th volume on the trees of Florida was completed by HoughÂ’s daughter Marjorie Hough in 1924. The present three volumes, the first three of the series, are devoted to the woods of New York and the adjacent states. Most remarkable are the 237 wafer-thin wood samples mounted on 79 card mounts, representing 75 different species of wood. In his introduction, Hough explains that this work is designed “primarily and principally to show, in as compact and perfect a manner as possible, authentic specimens of our American woods, both native and introduced. For that end three sections, respectively transverse, radial and tangential to the grain, are made of each timber, sufficiently thin to allow in a measure the transmission of light, and securely mounted in well made frames.” These beautiful samples were selected personally by the author and prepared by a process he perfected. Because of the long time period over which the series was produced and the fact that many buyers only purchased the volumes for one region, few complete sets were ever assembled; only two are recorded as having been sold at auction in the last 25 years. Wood samples in excellent condition. Light offsetting to text wrapper for Volume I, repair to spine of text volume original wrappers of Volume III; without part of metal clasp for Volume III. A near-fine copy of this fascinating and beautiful work.

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DEL DOCTOR D. MANUEL MILA Y FONTANALS.: 8 VOL.

      - 1888-1882-1874 Alvaro Verdaguer, Barcelona 2ª edic. Coleccionadas por Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo. Tomo 1º: TRATADOS DOCTRINALES DE LITERATURA, VIII+527. Tomo 2º: DE LOS TROVADORES EN ESPAÑA, estudio de poesía y lengua provenzal, XXXII+542 pg. Tomo 3º: ESTUDIOS SOBRE HISTORIA, lengua y literatura de Cataluña, 565 pg. Tomo 4º, 5º Y 6º. OPÚSCULOS LITERARIOS; 1ª, 2ª, Y 3ª SÉRIE, 584; 589; 536 pg. Tomo 7º: DE LA POESIA HEROICO-POPULAR CASTELLANA. ESTUDIO PRECEDIDO DE UNA ORACIÓN ACERCA DE LA LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA, 489 pg. Tomo 8º: ROMANCERILLO CATALAN, CANCIONES TRADICIONALES, XVII+456 pg. 22x15 cm. Enc. media piel época. Con manchas de óxido. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Contemporary German Art

      1888. First Edition . PIETSCH, Ludwig. Contemporary German Art at the Centenary Festival of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin. London: George Bell & Sons, 1888. Two volumes. Folio (10 by 12-1/2 inches), 20th-century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited first edition in English, one of only 1000 copies printed, translated by N. DÂ’Anvers from the original German, with dozens of photogravures after the original German paintings, handsomely bound in full armorial morocco-gilt.The book was produced to commemorate the Centenary Exhibition of the Berlin Royal Academy of Arts in 1886. The dozens of photogravures contained within reproduce an unparalleled collection of German works, meant to represent the best German art from the period. The images include religious scenes, landscapes, genre paintings, and portraiture. Accompanying the illustrations are incisive text and biographical sketches of the artists by renowned art critic Ludwig Pietsch, who was known for his deep familiarity with the various Teutonic schools of painting. Preceded by the German edition, also limited to only 1000 copies. Light scattered foxing to interiors, text blocks expertly repaired, bindings lovely and fine, gilt bright. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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        Von der Capstadt ins Land Der Maschukulumbe

      

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        Zwei Monate im Kaukasus. Eine Jagd- und Reise-Skizze aus dem Jahre 1886. [Widmungsexemplar].

      4. 25,0 cm. Fotografisches Portrait des Jägers Ernst Leverkus-Leverkusen als Frontispiz, handschriftlicher Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 3 Blatt, 293 Seiten, 40 Blatt. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, zwei einfachen Schließen aus Leder, Vorderdeckel an den Ecken mit 4 floralen Messingbeschlägen. Erste Ausgabe. Faksimiledruck in Sütterlin in kleiner Auflage, hier in der Ausgabe mit den montierten Originalfotografien, welche in der privat veranstalteten Edition nicht beigegeben waren. Widmung des Verfassers auf erstem Blatt "Zu Weihnachten 1888. Vom Verfasser". Mit 40 großformatigen (leicht variierend ca. 14,5 x 10,8 cm) und 3 kleinformatigen (ca. 6,9 x 5,1 cm) Originalfotografien jeweils auf starkem Karton montiert und mit handschriftlicher Legende versehen. Anhang mit gefalteter, kolorierter Karte (Blattmaß: 39,8 x 46,0) darin mit Rotstift eingezeichnete Reiseroute. Der Verfasser war Sohn des Unternehmers und Gründers der Stadt Leverkusen, Carl Leverkus (dieser benannte die Arbeitersiedlung bei seiner Fabrik in der Gemeinde Wiesdorf Leverkusen). Seidenhemdchen vor den Fotografien teils wenig stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar des seltenen Bandes.

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        Mekka

      

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed 'George' to 'My dear Bishop' (1865-1936, King of Great Britain)

      1888 - saying that he will be "delighted to do anything I can to get Hastings in the Club, either to propose or second him & I will also try to get as many people to vote for him as possible. I am unfortunately laid up on board with a bad foot else I would come & see you . I hardly like to ask you to come & see me as we are coaling, but if you don't mind a little coal dust I would be very pleased if you would just come on board for a minute an we could talk it over .", 3 sides 8vo., H.M.S. Alexandra headed paper, Friday, no date, but 1887- From 20th May 1887 to 1st July 1887 and from 21st April 1888 to 5th November 1888, Prince George served in H.M.S. Alexandra as a Lieutenant. This letter dates from his carefree early days of naval service, prior to 1892, when the death of his brother Prince Eddy placed him second in line to the throne.

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        Un Hiver au Cambodge. Chasses au Tigre a l'Eléphant et au Buffle Sauvage. Souvenirs d'une Mission Officielle remplie en 1880 - 1881.

      Tours: A. Mame, 1888. Quarto, illustrations and maps; a fine copy in the original ornate gilt decorated red cloth,, original spine laid down, all edges gilt. Second edition of this detailed travel account; corrected and augmented. A typically glamorous publication from the Alfred Mame publishing house of Tours. Neatly rebacked.

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        Thoth

      1888. First Edition . Nicholson, Joseph Shield. Thoth. A Romance. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1888. Octavo, original gilt-stamped orange cloth, uncut. $2000.First edition of this early science fiction classic, in original cloth.This science fiction novel is set in Ancient Greece. In it, a scientifically advanced people from an Egyptian city-state (founded and ruled by a succession of rulers called Thoth) has kidnapped Grecian maidens, taking them away by airship. It is one of a group of accomplished, but strangely forgotten science fiction novels written in 1888. “Thoth is the best-known of these, although ‘best-knownÂ’ is hardly accurateÂ… To the critics, this is a shame, since they see Thoth as the best Victorian sf novel that most sf fans have never heard of. John Clute calls Thoth ‘impressive,Â’ and E.F. Bleiler says it is ‘one of the major science-fiction novels of the 19th centuryÂ… Thoth certainly has imagination: in addition to the Lost Race, itÂ’s got Pharaonic superscience, suspended animation (including every previous Thoth, back to the first), bio-engineered plagues, sleeping gas, self-propelled flying machines, genetic engineering (which produces slave races of giants and dwarfs), and a subway system” (Nevins, i09). Early ink owner signature on half-title.A few spots of foxing to interior, only light rubbing to cloth, mild toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Rare.

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        Defenders and offenders

      D. Buchner & Co, New York, 1888-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Octavo. Original green cloth. 10 chromolithographic portraits of policemen and 200 chromolithographic portraits of villains on 50 sheets Extensive rubbing to boards, chipping and wear to edges, slightly shaken. Soiling and ruffling to pages. <br> Features illustrations and biographies of ten "Defenders" (all police chiefs, nine from New York City and one from Jersey City, New Jersey) as well all 200 "Offenders" (murderers, burglars, forgers, etc.) who appeared on the company's set of N283 tobacco cards. As noted on the actual tobacco cards, this album was only available as a premium to customers who sent in any 200 of the "Offenders" tobacco cards. One of the rarest and most desirable of all nonsport tobacco premiums. Adams Six-Guns, 578

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        Great Modern Painters

      1888. (ART). The Great Modern Painters. English, French, German, etc. Medalists of Successive Universal Expositions. Texts by the Principal Art-Critics. Paris: Goupil, 1884. Two volumes bound in eight. Large folio (12 by 19 inches), original printed paper-covered boards with brown cloth spines. $1650.“AmateurÂ’s edition,” number 350 of 850 copies printed on French vellum paper, with 120 photogravures and hundreds of in-text illustrations.Covers the works of 24 artists active in the late 19th century, including Baudry, Bonnat, Gerome, Meissonier, Boulanger, Bonheur, Millais, and Bouguereau. Text and plates fine, faint soiling to a few of the original front boards. A magnificent production.

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        L'Aveu, Drame en un Acte en Prose

      1888. First Edition . Signed. BERNHARDT, Sarah. LÂ’Aveu. Drame en un Acte en Prose. Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1888. Octavo, contemporary full brown morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2800.First edition, in French, of this one-act dramatic comedy, inscribed by Bernhardt in French to Lord Lytton on preliminary leaf: “To His Excellent Lord Lytton, my colleague in dreams, Sarah Bernhardt, 1890.” Handsomely bound by Pierson.Sarah Bernhardt was the 19th centuryÂ’s most famous actress. Known for the power of her acting as much as for her beauty, she captivated audiences in a wide variety of roles ranging from Joan of Arc to Cleopatra to the titular role in Hamlet. LÂ’Aveu was one of BernhardtÂ’s own plays, produced in 1888 at the Odéon in Paris. Though it was not successful as some of Bernhardt better known plays, it was distinguished by BernhardtÂ’s personal dedication to it. Lytton was a successful playwright, poet (publishing under the name “Owen Meredith”), and diplomat, who served in India during the critical period of the Afghan War in the late 1870Â’s. Lytton undoubtedly met Bernhardt through their association with the theater.Very light scattered foxing to text, binding handsome. Near-fine condition, most desirable inscribed.

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        L'abbé Jules

      Edition for which he was shot 10 copies numbered luxury.Binding half morocco with corners vintage cocoa. Back to jansenist nerves. golden head. Nets on the boards. preserved covers. Back slightly and uniformly thinned. Traces of friction (joints, wedges, flat). Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 In-12 (12,5x19cm) 322pp. relié

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      First edition published at the author's expense in a small number of copies.Paper Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot, reprising the gold criss-crossed cover of the work, red morocco title-piece, fragile covers preserved, top edge gilt.Rare autograph inscription signed by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam to the Marquis de Monthec.A little light spotting.  N. Scheuring & Cie Paris 1888 10x16cm relié

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        Panorama von Unna.'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Friedrich Gottlieb Müller, 1888, 45,5 x 63 Westfalia Picta 423. Articus, Schles.-Holst. Ortsansichten von F.G. Müller. - Müller geb. 1816 in Roda (Stadtroda) gest. 1908 in Hannover lieferte über 130 Lithographien im wesentlichen aus Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen u. Westfalen. - Müller arbeitete von 1844 bis 1884 in Verden. - Von 1884 an lebte er in Hannover. - Vorliegendes Blatt mit 15 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Mittig großes Panorama von der Brauerei v. Rasche u. Beckmann gesehen umgeben von dem Amtsgericht, Ev. Krankenhaus, Brauerei Rasche u. Beckmann, Marktplatz mit Kriegerdenkmal, Ev. Kirche, Kath. Krankenhaus, Brauerei v. Klönne, Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Kath. Kirche, Kaiserl. Postamt, Bahnhof, Amtshaus i. Königsborn, Badehaus zu Königsborn u. Saline Königsborn.

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        The Happy Prince

      A work that bolstered Wilde's cache and which he described as "not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."*** One of 1000 copies published in May of 1888. Preceded by an extremely rare signed limited edition of 75 copies. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacob Hood. Original Japanese vellum boards a bit rubbed, with small stain at foot of spine. Endpapers discolored by binder's glue, else internally clean. Very Good or better in a great custom folding-case. A solid copy of a title that's rare in nice original condition.

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        Marvellous, very large, sepia photo by Lafayette, signed and dated, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

      1888 - showing her three quarters length, in her usual black lacy gown, with a white cap, she is turned slightly sideways and is resting her chin in her hand, 13" x 7½", no place, some damage to the verso of the photographer's mount from former mounting

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        Autograph letter signed ("Jules Verne").

      [Amiens], 21. IV. 1888. - Small 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. With autogr. envelope. To Robert Kastor in Paris, sending an autograph as requested: "Voici la signature qui vous me demander [.]". - On graph paper, with original autogr. transmittal envelope. Letter mildly creased and toned, envelope with ink smudging to upper left corner. From the collection of Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming.

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        Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa'di

      1888. First Edition . (SA'DI SHIRAZI, Muslih-uddin). REHATSEK, Edward, translator. The Gulistân or Rose Garden of SaÂ’di. Benares, India: Kama Shastra Society, 1888. Octavo, original full white vellum, uncut. $1800.First edition of Edward RehatsekÂ’s translation of SaÂ’diÂ’s masterpiece, in original vellum.A semi-autobiographical work composed of short, proverb-like stories interspersed with poetry. When he wrote the original manuscript in 1258, SaÂ’di intended to address practical topics from love to morality in an accessible and natural way. In 1888, Edward Rehatsek translated the work and produced this edition for the subscribers of the Kama Shastra Society, an organization formed by Sir Richard Burton and Foster Arbuthnot for the purpose of publishing Eastern erotic works. RehatsekÂ’s translation of The Gulistân is “generally recognized as the most accurate English-language rendering of the text” (Lucas Klein). First issue, with “1888” on the spine. Penzer, 177. Text generally clean and fine, light foxing to endpapers, moderate soiling and a few rub marks to original vellum, as usual. A handsome, near-fine copy.

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        Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific SlopeâÂ&#128;¦

      J. Dewing Pub Co. [1888], New York & San Francisco - Complete in one volumn, folio (15 1/2 x 11 1/2), modern cloth, lettered in gilt, edges in gilt, 600 illustrations, including 120 full page (etchings, photogravures, and wood engravings). Full page plates are protected with tissue guards, xii, 240 pp. plus plates. Minor rubbing; occasional light finger soiling to margins, interior near fine in really nice recent binding. John Muir 1838-1914) was the famous American naturalist that contributed substantially to this work. In addition to being the editor, he wrote several chapters in the book. Frederick Remington, Thomas Hill, and Thomas Moran, as well as, other major American artists provided the illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc., embraced in Ninety-Three Quarto Maps, forming a series of One hundred and forty-seven Maps and Plans, together with valuable statistical Tables

      Philadelphia: Wm. M. Bradley & Bro, 1888. Folio. Later blue cloth, spine label. Very Good. Folio.

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        American Commonwealth

      1888. Signed. BRYCE, James. The American Commonwealth. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1888. Two volumes. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $3000.Second edition of ""the most authoritative study of American social and political institutions,"" this copy inscribed in both volumes by Benjamin Harrison: ""For my friend &amp; PastorÂ… Benj. Harrison, May 9, 1893.""Harrison was President of the United States from 1888 to 1892. The inscriptions are written in black ink on the dark green coated free endpapers of each volume. ""Bryce was an ardent Liberal in politics, and in 1880 he was elected to parliamentÂ… [In] 1907 he was appointed British ambassador at WashingtonÂ… His great work The American Commonwealth was the first in which the institutions of the United States had been thoroughly discussed from the point of view of a historian and a constitutional lawyer, and it at once became a classic"" (Britannica). It is ""the most authoritative study of American social and political institutions"" (Howes B906), with critical reviews and an examination not only of social institutions, but both federal and state governments, and the party system. This second edition includes the later-suppressed chapters on the Tweed Ring. This two-volume second edition was issued the same year as the three-volume first edition. Howes B906. Expert restoration to original cloth. Very good condition, scarce and desirable inscribed by Harrison.

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        Calcul des Probabilités.

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1888. The Bertrand Paradox. His text book on probability in which he stated the famous problem later known as 'Bertrand's paradox'. 8vo: 235x158 mm. Publishers half cloth over printed boards. Some browning to boards and half title. Otherwise clean and fine throughout. LVII,(1),332 pp.

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        Madame Chrysanthème

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Japan paper, the only large paper copies.Elegant brown morocco, spine in six compartments with gilt fillets to bands and double gilt-ruled compartments richly decorated, gilt roulettes to head- and tail-pieces, a frame of triple gilt fillets to marbled paper covers, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, gilt dentelle frame to pastedowns, illustrated covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, double gilt fillet to edges of covers.With illustrations by Luigi Rossi and Felician Myrbach, engraved by Guillaume frères.A fine copy in a superb binding.% Calmann Levy Paris 1888 15,5x24cm relié

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        Livres d'heures satirique et libertin du XIXe siècle.

      - Bruxelles, Henry Kistemaeckers, sd [ca.1888]. In-8, 159-[1]p. Unique édition de ce curiosa anticlérical. Il regroupe des textes religieux et profanes, notamment d'Alfred de Musset, Voltaire ou Lucrèce. Les textes profanes sont bien entendus libertins et les auteurs ont poussé la satire en rendant certaines prières libertines. Dieu est ici qualifié de Jéhovah dit le Dieu désarmé. Chaque page a un encadrement historié libertin, imprimé dans différentes couleurs. Il y a en tout 16 encadrements différents. Reliure demi-maroquin havane à coins, tête dorée, non rogné. Rousseurs éparses. Exemplaire parfaitement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Uncle Barbassou

      1888. (GARBER, Daniel) UCHARD, Mario. My Uncle Barbassou. London: Vizetelly, 1888. Tall octavo, contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $4500.Second edition in English of this work about life and love in a harem, with 40 etchings by Paul Avril, extra-illustrated with 18 original pen-and-ink drawings in the margins by Daniel Garber. Handsomely bound by Adams.This wry and somewhat erotic novel tells the story of a young Frenchman who is willed his eccentric uncle’s harem and finds himself literally seduced by the lifestyle it offers. The character of Uncle Barbassou was allegedly based rather loosely on Sir Richard Burton. Édouard-Henri Avril (aka Paul Avril), among the best known French illustrators of erotic literature of his day (the so-called “galante literature”), produced a series of lovely head- and tail-pieces for this edition. This particular copy also contains 18 large original drawings by Daniel Garber— 12 of them signed and one dated “‘04.” Executed with a fine-nibbed pen, they appear in the margins and often extend well over the text itself. In addition to his skill as a painter, Garber was also an accomplished etcher, producing scores of delicate prints. From 1899 until 1905 he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he took night classes, in order to pursue his daytime work as an illustrator, commercial artist, and portrait painter. This extra-illustrated book is apparently one of those commercial projects. The first edition of Uchard’s Barbassou was published in French in 1876 and the first English translation appeared in 1887. An additional letterpress title page, mentioning the Garber drawings, is laid into this copy. A fine copy, with signed original drawings, handsomely bound.

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        Happy Prince and Other Tales

      1888. First Edition . WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. London: David Nutt, 1888. Quarto, full teal morocco, raised bands, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut; original pictorial Japanese vellum boards bound in. $3800.Rare first trade edition, one of 1000 copies printed, with original Japanese vellum pictorial boards bound in, handsomely bound in full morocco.Wilde’s “reputation as an author dated from the publication of The Happy Prince and Other Tales… Wilde presents the stories like sacraments of a lost faith… Their occasional social satire is subordinated to a sadness unusual in fairy tales” (Ellmann, 299). Wilde wrote that he intended these stories “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness” (Hart-Davis, Letters of Oscar Wilde, 219). Includes, in addition to the title story, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. With illustrated head and tail pieces by Jacomb Hood, and three plates by Walter Crane. Published the same year as the exceptionally rare signed limited edition of only 75 copies. Mason 313. Bookplate.Only a few isolated spots of pinpoint foxing, only very light expert restoration to extremities of morocco. A near-fine copy.

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        Costume Historique

      1888. First Edition . RACINET, Auguste. Le Costume Historique… Types Principaux du Vètement et de la Parure. Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, 1888. Six volumes. Large folio (12 by 16-1/2 inches), contemporary three-quarter red pebbled calf recased, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $4800.First edition of this magnificent six-volume folio compilation of historic dress and accoutrements from antiquity to the modern era, illustrated with 477 (of 500) large lithographic plates (307 in full color— many with gold and silver highlights— and 170 tinted plates).Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume Historique is the most comprehensive and detailed study of fashion ever published. Covering the history of dress and hair-styles from antiquity to the 1880s, this great work, containing nearly 500 folio plates, remains completely unparalleled in its scope and scholarly treatment. The set begins with the costumes, coiffures and jewelry of the ancient Egyptians and concludes with 19th-century French couture. While Racinet’s main focus is on European clothing and accoutrements, including armor, furniture and material culture, he does provide sections on Asia, America, and Africa— from the wraps of ancient Etruscans to traditional Eskimo attire. Organized in five parts: “The Ancient World (Egypt, Assyria, Israel, Persia and Phrygia, Greece, Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Rome, Barbarian Europe, Celts and Gauls),” “The 19th Century— Beyond the Borders of Europe (Oceania, Africa, Eskimos, North American Indians, Mexican Indians, South American Indians, China, Japan, India, Ceylon, Middle East, Orient, Turkey),” “Europe 400-1800 (Byzantium, France-Byzantine, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, England, Holland),” “Traditional Costume till the Late 19th Century (Scandinavia, Holland, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France),” and “Patterns and Templates.” A quarto edition was published simultaneously, with plates printed from the same stones, but on smaller stock. An invaluable sourcebook for the development of fashion and style. Without 23 of the plates. Text in French. Colas 2472. Hiler, 732. Lipperheide 93. Scattered very faint patches of foxing to text, dampstain to margins of Volume III (not affecting images). Light expert restoration to contemporary calf. An extremely attractive set of this spectacular work in near-fine condition, handsomely bound.

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

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

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        [A Collection of Plates Illustrating the Uniforms of the British Army] [Published in the Army and Navy Gazette, 1888-1902]

      London: George Berridge, 1888-1902.. COMPLIATION. Folio, unpaginated. Featuring 138 of the 178 fine hand-coloured plates produced by Simkin for the Army and Navy Gazette, collected and presented to the Reading Public Libraries by Rev. Percy Sumner, September 1933. With a black ink MS title page and a type-written index over six leaves to rear. Bound together in later maroon cloth with gilt titles and library shelf mark to spine. Some paper restoration to plate 130. Purple library stamp to title page, with further library markings to verso. Very good overall.

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        The Science of Society. No. 1. The True Constitution of Government in the Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of Protestantism, Democracy and Socialism [togther with, as issued] No. 2, Cost the Limit of Price

      Boston: Sarah E Holmes, 1888. The definitive edition of Andrews's most important work, regarded by James J. Martin as "the finest statement of Warrenism ever written" (Men Against the State, p. 153). This edition republishes two separate works originally published in 1851. The first had been delivered earlier as a lecture at the New York Mechanics Institute. As originally published the two works were anticipated to be the first two in a series of publications presenting the author's solution to social problems of his time. A third was never issued. This edition, from the radical anarcho-feminist publisher Sarah E. ("Lizzie") Holmes, includes an introduction by Benjamin R. Tucker and the first apearance of George Ripley's review of Josiah Warren's Equitable Commerce together with Andrews's reply to Ripley. This edition is the basis for all later reprints and is described by Goodspeed in a 1970 catalogue as "definitive." Octavo. Original green cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on front cover; 165pp; each part with separate title page. Nicely preserved in original cloth, just minute wear to extremities; internally clean, tight and unmarked.

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        La chasse à la bécasse

      1888. Paris, Bureaux de l'Acclimatation. S. d. (1888). Grand In-8, reliure en demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs à titre doré. Couvertures conservées (et restaurées), 2 ff. n. ch , VIII pp., 153 pp., 1 f. n. ch, illustré de 59 figures gravées sur le bois dans le texte. Quelques rousseurs éparses ET UNE LARGE TACHE SUR TROIS FEUILLETS. Edition originale rare et recherchée de l'un des ouvrages les plus brillamment écrits sur la bécasse. Tristan Audebert (pseudonyme d'Henry Béraud), nous fait partager, non sans un brin de poésie, toutes ses émotions de fervent bécassier. Thiébaud, 68. Préface de Paul Caillard. Français relié DeCollection

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      - N. Scheuring & Cie, Paris 1888, 10x16cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Associazione a bradel completa carta ricordando griglia o copertina del libro, di nuovo liscia, piana, come etichetta rossa Marocco, coperchi conservati fragili, testa dorata, vincolante siglato Thomas Boichot. autografo Rare firmato Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam al Marchese di Monthec. Bellissimo esemplare perfettamente ambientato nella rilegatura con copertine e indietro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale publiée à compte d'auteur et à petit nombre. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier rappelant la couverture quadrillée or de l'ouvrage, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, fragiles couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Rare envoi autographe signé d'Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam au marquis de Monthec. Quelques petites rousseurs.  

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        Ulwar and its Art Treasures.

      London: W. Griggs, 1888 - Quarto (370 x 275 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of dark green morocco over bevelled boards, decorative gilt spine, red and olive green twin labels, concentric gilt rule and roll tool border on sides, large central onlaid red morocco panel titled and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, richly gilt turns-ins, marbled endpapers. A few old wormholes with small area of worming near foot of front cover and affecting inner morocco joints but binding sound, internally clean and the plates bright. Decorative photochromolithograph title page, photochromolithograph portrait of Mangal Singh within ornamental gold border, plates numbered I-LXXIX: 59 photochromolithograph plates (2 double-page), 19 other plates (including photogravures from photographs, 3 plans & maps), one plate with one photochromolithograph and one photogravure; nine of the ten chapters with coloured pictorial initial letter and either colour pictorial or photogravure head-piece. First edition of this lavish volume, a pioneering study of Mughal art treasures in the collection of the Maharajah of Ulwar (present day Alwar) in Rajasthan, produced, as Hendley explains in his preface, "at the sole cost" of the Maharajah. He goes on to say: " the photographs are, unless otherwise noted, the work of Mr. G. Wyatt of Ulwar, and the coloured illustrations are, almost without exception, reproduced from copies made from the originals by Budha, a talented artist in the employ of H. H. the Maharajah". The subjects covered are wide-ranging, from miniature painting to arms and armour, clothing, bookbinding, textiles and jewellery. The Spectator's review was glowing: "here is a superb volume" (27 April 1889). The publisher was the printing pioneer William Griggs (1832-1911). In the late 1860s Griggs developed the technique of photochromolithography, whereby multiple negatives with the colours separated by varnishes were carefully registered and printed to produce full colour images of quite startling realism. He was hired by the South Kensington Museum, now the V & A, in the 1880s to photograph and produce plates of items in their collection, which were published in sections under the general title Portfolios of Industrial Arts. He had a special association with Indian art that began when, at the age of eighteen, his interest was piqued by working at the Indian court of the Great Exhibition of 1851. "As well as being a British pioneer of colour photolithography, Griggs was a leading exponent of the art for the last quarter of the nineteenth century. He was one of the first to practise halftone block making and collotype and helped to bring about rapid printing using cylinder presses. He was also a more than competent photographer" (ODNB). Colonel Thomas Holbein Hendley (1847-1917), was a surgeon in the Bengal Medical Service. "He had no war service, but was well known as an authority on Indian art. In 1883 he organized the Jaipur Exhibition, and afterwards the Jaipur Museum; he was one of the founders of the Quarterly Journal of Indian Art, and was the author of several works on that subject. Colonel Hendley led a very strenuous life, and will rank among those who have really understood India and the true signification of mid-Eastern ideas and art" (obituary in the British Medical Journal, 10 February 1917). This copy is interesting in that Griggs's imprint has been neatly excised from the title page and final leaf of letterpress, perhaps implying that this copy may have been intended for presentation under the guise of a non-commercial publication. There are some light indecipherable pencillings on these two leaves. There is also a printed slip pasted below the caption of the portrait of Mangal Singh noting his accession as Maharajah on 1 January 1889. Decidedly uncommon: Copac locates copies at six British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, V&A, Cambridge, Oxford, Guildhall, National Trust) and we have traced another at the Royal Collection (a presentation copy from the Maharajah [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La veillée

      Oil on wood, signed lower rightThis original work was used to illustrate a scene from "The Earth" in the first illustrated edition of Emile Zola's work, published by Marpon & Flammarion in 1889. Huile sur panneau 1888 27x35cm autre

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        Ulwar and its Art Treasures.

      London: W. Griggs,, 1888. Quarto (370 x 275 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of dark green morocco over bevelled boards, decorative gilt spine, red and olive green twin labels, concentric gilt rule and roll tool border on sides, large central onlaid red morocco panel titled and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, richly gilt turns-ins, marbled endpapers. Decorative photochromolithograph title page, photochromolithograph portrait of Mangal Singh within ornamental gold border, plates numbered I-LXXIX: 59 photochromolithograph plates (2 double-page), 19 other plates (including photogravures from photographs, 3 plans & maps), one plate with one photochromolithograph and one photogravure; nine of the ten chapters with coloured pictorial initial letter and either colour pictorial or photogravure head-piece. A few old wormholes with small area of worming near foot of front cover and affecting inner morocco joints but binding sound, internally clean and the plates bright. First edition of this lavish volume, a pioneering study of Mughal art treasures in the collection of the Maharajah of Ulwar (present day Alwar) in Rajasthan, produced, as Hendley explains in his preface, "at the sole cost" of the Maharajah. He goes on to say: " the photographs are, unless otherwise noted, the work of Mr. G. Wyatt of Ulwar, and the coloured illustrations are, almost without exception, reproduced from copies made from the originals by Budha, a talented artist in the employ of H. H. the Maharajah". The subjects covered are wide-ranging, from miniature painting to arms and armour, clothing, bookbinding, textiles and jewellery. The Spectator's review was glowing: "here is a superb volume" (27 April 1889). The publisher was the printing pioneer William Griggs (1832-1911). In the late 1860s Griggs developed the technique of photochromolithography, whereby multiple negatives with the colours separated by varnishes were carefully registered and printed to produce full colour images of quite startling realism. He was hired by the South Kensington Museum, now the V & A, in the 1880s to photograph and produce plates of items in their collection, which were published in sections under the general title Portfolios of Industrial Arts. He had a special association with Indian art that began when, at the age of eighteen, his interest was piqued by working at the Indian court of the Great Exhibition of 1851. "As well as being a British pioneer of colour photolithography, Griggs was a leading exponent of the art for the last quarter of the nineteenth century. He was one of the first to practise halftone block making and collotype and helped to bring about rapid printing using cylinder presses. He was also a more than competent photographer" (ODNB). Colonel Thomas Holbein Hendley (1847-1917), was a surgeon in the Bengal Medical Service. "He had no war service, but was well known as an authority on Indian art. In 1883 he organized the Jaipur Exhibition, and afterwards the Jaipur Museum; he was one of the founders of the Quarterly Journal of Indian Art, and was the author of several works on that subject... Colonel Hendley led a very strenuous life, and will rank among those who have really understood India and the true signification of mid-Eastern ideas and art" (obituary in the British Medical Journal, 10 February 1917). This copy is interesting in that Griggs's imprint has been neatly excised from the title page and final leaf of letterpress, perhaps implying that this copy may have been intended for presentation under the guise of a non-commercial publication. There are some light indecipherable pencillings on these two leaves. There is also a printed slip pasted below the caption of the portrait of Mangal Singh noting his accession as Maharajah on 1 January 1889. Decidedly uncommon: Copac locates copies at six British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, V&A, Cambridge, Oxford, Guildhall, National Trust) and we have traced another at the Royal Collection (a presentation copy from the Maharajah of Ulwar to Queen Victoria, held at Osborne House); OCLC cites some 28 locations worldwide; only five copies have appeared at public auction since 1976 and only one of those in the "original morocco gilt".

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        L'abbé Jules

      first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel full paper gold decorative patterns and moiré, smooth back, as part of olive green morocco, preserved covers featuring angular restorations binding signed Thomas Boichot.Precious autograph signed by Octave Mirbeau in Catullus Mendes: "... his dear friend and too distant, alas"Nice copy pleasantly established. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1888 12x19cm relié

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