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         THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND CANADA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NEW ENGLAND.

      Cambridge, Ma.: Published by the Author, November 1888 - October 1889. - Three volumes. Frontispiece portraits (two chromolithographed), four maps (three folding, two colored), with 89 other maps and plates, including 21 chromolithographs, plus [2]pp. list of subscribers. Half titles. Quarto. Contemporary blue cloth, spines gilt. Hinges a bit loose, light edge and corner wear. Later owner's blind stamp on initial leaves. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. Very good. Scudder produced this privately printed work in an elaborate fashion. It is one of the most important books about butterflies produced in the U.S. in the 19th century. The work illustrates the rapidly changing world of illustration technology, with finely executed chromolithographs by Thomas Sinclair and Julius Bien of Philadelphia, as well as more precise images in black and white using gelatin process photographs, photogravures, and electrotypes. BENNETT, p.96. McGRATH, pp.46,148. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 106.

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         SMS Alexandrine - South Pacific Voyages Patrolling German New Guinea

      Central and South Pacific: German New Guinea, Samoa Islands, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Australia, 2 April 1889 - 15 September 1891. Manuscript journal of Th. Krüger, a petty officer and gunsmith who served with the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy) onboard SMS Alexandrine, detailing observations in the German South Seas colonies, and also in Chile. 8vo. 135 pages in manuscript including title page, list of officers onboard, the ship's equipment and history, paginated to 137 with two integral blanks following these introductory features. Text is in German. Black cloth over brown paper boards, manuscript title label to front. A detailed naval account. It is exceedingly scarce to find period manuscript works of any kind pertaining to German colonial presence in the South Pacific. SMS Alexandrine was a member of the Carola class of steam corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). Designed for service in the German colonial empire, she was equipped with a combination of steam and sail power for extended range, and a battery guns for defense. Alexandrine was first commissioned in 1889 for a voyage to Samoa in the Central Pacific, where competing claims to the islands of Samoa created tension between several colonial powers, this taking place during the First Samoan Civil War. The ship patrolled Deutsch-Neuguinea, Germany's colonial holdings in the Central Pacific, until 1891. She subsequently joined the German Cruiser Squadron, which was sent to Chile to protect German nationals during the Chilean Civil War of 1891. For two and a half years, the writer plied Pacific waters for German colonial gain, all the while Great Britain and the United States of America having their sights on some of the same islands, and in Samoa a civil war was disrupting commerce and the safety of foreigners. The First Samoan Civil War, enduring roughly between 1886 and 1894, was a conflict between rival Samoan factions in the Samoan Islands. The war was fought primarily between Samoans fighting over whether Malietoa Laupepa or Mata'afa Iosefo would be King of Samoa. The German military intervened on several occasions. There was also a naval standoff between U.S., Germany, and UK. After the 1889 Apia cyclone destroyed six of the German and American ships stationed at Samoa, the three countries decided that Laupepa would be the King. The present volume offers primary source observations and descriptions of islands seldom described or even mentioned in contemporary accounts, including remarks on the indigenous settlements, as the writer and his fellow officers patrolled South Pacific islands, in particular the innumerable islands which formed Deutsch-Neuguinea, to protect and to further aggrandize Germany's colonial and commercial empire. Providing further imagery of life at sea during such a commission, the volume begins with an uncommon introduction of peripheral detail, comprising a history of the vessel and its then current equipment, followed by succinct biographical sketch of each individual crew member, including names. Cannibals, heavily tattooed barely-clothed islanders, simple thatched huts of slightly varied construction dotting the jungles, quite likely never before seen by the writer, these and other customs piqued his interest and make for interesting nineteenth century accounts. The marine officer describes bartering with alleged cannibals and at least one skirmish with the natives. In one instance two islands are placed under German protection and the "Negerkönig" ["negro king"] was presented with gifts such as a crate of bread and a ton of salt meat. He also notes the stunning flora and fauna, including the colourful parrots and cockatoos. Following are a few examples of places discussed by officer Krüger which are scarcely mentioned in other contemporary accounts: On 5 August 1889, in his commentary, the writer highlights "Bougainville Island" which surely was of colonial interest at the time of Krüger's voyage, as Germany would lay claim to ten years later in 1899, annexing it into German New Guinea. An entry dated 14 March 1890 highlights "Opal" possibly referring to the small Samoan island of Upolu where in 1900 the Vailima Estate was purchased as the official residence for German governors. Upolu was also the site of several German plantations, which in 1888 were the target of much looting by protesting natives led by Samoan chief Mata'afa Iosefo. Shortly after this, we find entries pertaining to "Tamana Island," the smallest of the Gilbert Islands in Kiribati, which lay about halfway between Papua New Guinea and Hawaii. "Jaluit" is discussed, the large coral atoll of ninety-one islands having become a German protectorate on 13 September 1886, and having had several imperial commissars, Herr Eugen Brandeis holding the post at the time of Krüger's voyage. In 1884 the Germans had established a trading outpost. An entry in May 1890 discusses "Kabua the Great," the iroijlaplap, or paramount chief, of the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. Reputed by German traders for his leadership and bravery, Iroijlaplap Kabua, or Kabua: King of Jaluit, as he was also known, was often eulogized by the German officials for his support of German trade and as an adherent of the German ways. He died in 1910. "Matupi" in Neu-Pommern appears a few times in the text. From 1884 to 1899 Matupi was part of the protected area of the New Guinea Company, serving as the hub for sea traffic in the Bismarck archipelago. Colonization of this island region began here. From 1899 to 1914 it was part of German New Guinea. Matupi island is part of the Bismarck Archipelago of what is today Papua New Guinea. "Saluafata," either efering to Saoluafata Harbour, or the colonial village; and "Pago-Pago" now capital of Samoa. During heightened conflicts over colonial interests in the island of Samao, in November 1888, the flags of Great Britain, Germany, and America, all stood planted on the beach of Saluafata to lay claim on the coveted island. Krüger and his fellow officers, onboard SMS Alexandrine, were promptly despatched to Samoa after a major cyclone struck the islands on 16 March 1889 and destroyed two German warships in Apia, the gunboats Adler and Eber. Several German marines were killed by the storm. At the same time, conflicting claims over the islands were being made by other leading empires, which gave impetus to the German government's efforts to defend its interests there. Tasked with defending German interests in the South Pacific, SMS Alexandrine left Wilhelmshaven on 15 April 1889. She would be joined by her sister ship Sophie and the gunboat named Wolf. Kaiser Wilhelm II was onboard for the start of the voyage, disembarking at Wangerooge near Heligoland. Upon their arrival, they found Samoa to be in the throes of its First Civil War. Her first Port of call after crossing the Indian Ocean was Albany, in Western Australia, from where she cruised to Sydney, arriving there on 6 July. By this time, the situation in Samoa had calmed, so Alexandrine was sent on a tour of German protectorates in Melanesia, beginning on 24 July 1889. An entry on this date collaborates the new task as the officers make preparations. Stops included the North Solomon Islands, Bougainville Island, Matupi in Neu-Pommern, Finschhafen in Deutsch-Neuguinea, and the Hermit Islands. The voyage culminated with Kapsu island off Neu-Mecklenburg, where Alexandrine sent a landing party ashore to punish local residents who had murdered a pair of German citizens. From there, Alexandrine sailed to Sydney, where she remained for the month of November for repairs and to rest the crew. In March 1890, a steamer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, with a new crew to relieve the men aboard Alexandrine, although the keeper of the present journal remained onboard. The ship then went to Apia, where she remained until early May, when she was sent on a tour of the Marshall Islands with the local Reichskommissar (Imperial Commissioner) on board. See the writer's fascinating account of Jaluit island and Chief Iroij Laplap Kabua. While en route, the crew stopped in the Gilbert Islands to settle disputes between Germans and locals. And in June 1890, the ship's crew participated in the ceremony installing Malietoa Laupepa as the ruler of Samoa. Entries for August 1890 describe the arrival at Sydney, and the crew receiving news that the ship had been assigned to the Cruiser Squadron under Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Victor Valois. The ship's departure from Australia is described, a voyage which made stops at Jervis Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Wellington in New Zealand's Cook Strait, Suva in Fiji, Tamana, and other islands, finally arriving at Apia on 16 September 1890. Here Alexandrine joined the other two corvettes of the squadron, the flagship SMS Leipzig, and again SMS Sophie. On 6 January 1891, the crew would make a final and extensive tour to several islands in the Samoa group. From the South Pacific to East Asia, ship and crew, together with the squadron, embarked on a voyage for a brief time to China and Japan. While in Shanghai in April 1891, Alexandrine exchanged crews another time; Krüger remained at his once more. In Yokohama, on 3 May Valois received the command to depart for Chile to support President José Manuel Balmaceda against uprisings during the Chilean Civil War of 1891, and to safeguard German nationals in the country. The squadron arrived off the coast of Chile on 9 July and Valois secured an agreement with the authorities in Valparaiso for landing parties from the vessels to secure the European quarter of the city. With remarks on the port cities of Caldera, Iquiqui, Krüger provides a briefing of events in Chile. In August 1891 Krüger reports that he was preparing for his voyage home to Germany, though his entries end with their arrival in the Cape Verde Islands. It is unknown what on what ship he embarked for his journey home, as Valois' cruiser squadron remained in Chile until the end of the war, departing only in December, when Krüger documents that he had already arrived at Cape Verde. The squadron transited the Strait of Magellan into the South Atlantic, stopped in Cape Town, where Rear Admiral Friedrich von Pawelsz took command of the squadron on 23 February 1892. The three corvettes steamed to German East Africa, where Sophie was detached; Alexandrine and Leipzig continued on with service in East Asia.

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         LES ILES D'OR / LIS ISCLO D'OR

      LEMERRE 1889 - Très bel ouvrage reliure carton/cuir de 541 pages. Papier d'excellente qualité. Très bon état de conservation avec pages jaunies. exemplaire numéro au crayon N° 233. Œuvre de Mistral en provençal avec traduction française en contre page. Table ( les chansons, les romances, la princesse clémence, les sirventes, la fin du moissonneur, les rêves, la chanteuse du logis, les plaintes, la pluie, les sonnets, les chants nuptiaux, le laiteron, les saluts, le pouilleux) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ATLAS. CARTE DE L'AFRIQUE à l'Echelle du 2.000.000e DRESSEE ET DESSINEE par le Chef de Bon du GENIE R. DE LANNOY DE BISSY. Exemplaire d'ALFRED GRANDIDIER

      SERVICE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ARMEE 1889 - lannoy de bissy - PREMIERE EDITION DE 1889, SERVICE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ARMEE. - Présentée à l'Exposition Universelle. Obtient la Médaille d'Or de l'Institut de Géographie & Médaille CAILLIE pour son Atlas. - EXEMPLAIRE en feuilles sous Chemise OFFERT à ALFRED GRANDIDIER EXPLORATEUR et GEOGRAPHE. - ENVOI MANUSCRIT "A Monsieur Alfred Grandidier, Membre de l'Institut, Hommage du Commandant (Signé R.) de Lannoy de Bissy". - PORTFOLIO In-Plano, (60/70 cm), plats préservés collés, Feuilles in-folio de Cartographie datées de 1881 à 1889, numérotées de 1 à 61, manquent les numéros 13. 41 bis. 45. 46. 49. et 62 Certaines cartes portent au dos la mention manuscrite "Grandidier". - Disposer d’une carte générale d’Afrique suffisamment vaste pour contenir tous les itinéraires des explorateurs : tel est le projet que nourrit le commandant Lannoy de Bissy. (Olivier Loiseaux BNF). - COLLATION : La carte d'Afrique comprend dans sa forme définitive 63 feuilles numérotées de 1 à 62 plus la feuille de MAHE 42 bis. - Certaines Cartes sont impressionantes pour leur masse de travail telle l'Ethiopie, Gondar etc. Plus de 600 noms d'explorateurs y figurent. - La Première Edition de 1889 porte la mention en marge, Imprimerie Zincographique du Dépôt de la Guerre. Voir Olivier Loiseau Conservateur en chef Bnf, Département Cartes et Plans. - CARTE DE PORTEE MAJEURE, elle est la première à cartographier l'ensemble de l'Afrique. Après Sedan, la France se lance dans les Années 1880 dans la Grande aventure Coloniale. Elle deviendra la Vade Mecum de tout voyageur en Afrique. - ALFRED GRANDIDIER Explorateur et Géographe (1836-1921), participera à l'élaboration et aux corrections des cartes de MADAGASCAR N° 47. 51. 52. 56. 57. et qui figurent dans l'Atlas (Cf. Notes des Archives de Chambéry Bib. Municip. Fonds Lannoy de Bissy). Ils ne disposent que d'un exemplaire incomplet de l'édition première de 1889. Id pour Polytechnique. - Victor Amedee Richard de Regnauld de Lannoy de Bissy Né à Valence EN 1844 ; Polytechnique en 1864, choisit le Génie. Dès 1874 il réfléchit à une Carte Générale d'Afrique suffisamment vaste pour contenir les itinéraires des Explorateurs. En 1876, Aide de Camp il rassemble sa documentation et adhère en 1877 à la Sté de Géographie. Le Géographe et Explorateur GRANDIDIER soutiendra et participera à ses travaux. 1184 Le Général FARRE l'affecte à la section de Cartographie du Dépôt de la Guerre et l'Etat Major décide la publication de la Carte. Il établit alors son réseau d'informations et d'explorateurs. En 1884 il présente ses 23 premières feuilles. C'est un succès incontestable. La Carte est terminée en 1888 et est présentée en intégralité à l'Exposition Universelle de 1889 dans la Section du Ministère de la Guerre sur l'Esplanade des Invalides et obtient de la Sté de Géographie la Médaille CAILLIE. Il obtient en 1890 la Médaille d'Or de la Sté de Géographie, récompense suprême pour le cartographe. - 14 ANNEES DE TRAVAIL PREPARATOIRE avant la première édition. Il y aura 2 éditions qui suivront en 1892 et ?. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Lost Inca: a Tale of Discovery in the Vale of the Inti-Mayu.

      New York: Cassell & Co. 1889 - 12mo. 287 pp. Very Good, Half Calf on Marbled Boards; staining, rubbing, minor red rot, & edge wear on covers; chipping and minor losses on head and tail of spine from red rot; some browning of pages, shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Map preceding title page. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Manuscript Journal of South Pacific Voyages, Detailing Observations in the German South Seas Colonies (German New Guinea, Samoa Islands, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Australia), and also in Chile.

      Central and South Pacific, 1889 - 1891. Central and South Pacific: German New Guinea, Samoa Islands, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Australia, 2 April 1889 - 15 September 1891. Manuscript journal of Th. Krüger, a petty officer and gunsmith who served with the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy) onboard SMS Alexandrine, detailing observations in the German South Seas colonies, and also in Chile. 8vo. 135 pages in manuscript including title page, list of officers onboard, the ship's equipment and history, paginated to 137 with two integral blanks following these introductory features. Text is in German. Black cloth over brown paper boards, manuscript title label to front. Some wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, a detailed naval account. It is exceedingly scarce to find period manuscript works of any kind pertaining to German colonial presence in the South Pacific. Alexandrine was first commissioned in 1889 for a voyage to Samoa in the Central Pacific, where competing claims to the islands of Samoa created tension between several colonial powers, this taking place during the First Samoan Civil War. The ship patrolled Deutsch-Neuguinea, Germany's colonial holdings in the Central Pacific, until 1891. She subsequently joined the German Cruiser Squadron, which was sent to Chile to protect German nationals during the Chilean Civil War of 1891. For two and a half years, the writer plied Pacific waters for German colonial gain, all the while Great Britain and the United States of America having their sights on some of the same islands, and in Samoa a civil war was disrupting commerce and the safety of foreigners. The present volume offers primary source observations and descriptions of islands seldom described or even mentioned in contemporary accounts, including remarks on the indigenous settlements, as the writer and his fellow officers patrolled South Pacific islands, in particular the innumerable islands which formed Deutsch-Neuguinea, to protect and to further aggrandize Germany's colonial and commercial empire. Cannibals, heavily tattooed barely-clothed islanders, simple thatched huts of slightly varied construction dotting the jungles, quite likely never before seen by the writer, these and other customs piqued his interest and make for interesting nineteenth century accounts. The marine officer describes bartering with alleged cannibals and at least one skirmish with the natives. In one instance two islands are placed under German protection and the "Negerkönig" ["negro king"] was presented with gifts such as a crate of bread and a ton of salt meat. He also notes the stunning flora and fauna, including the colourful parrots and cockatoos. ollowing are a few examples of places discussed by officer Krüger which are scarcely mentioned in other contemporary accounts: "Bougainville Island", "Opal" possibly referring to the small Samoan island of Upolu, "Tamana Island", "Jaluit", "Matupi" in Neu-Pommern, "Saluafata," either efering to Saoluafata Harbour, or the colonial village; and "Pago-Pago" now capital of Samoa. . Manuscript.

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         Notas Interesantes Acerca de Pittsburg [Pittsburgh], 1889

      Pittsburgh: Otto Krebs, 1889. Hardcover. Fine. 1889, First Edition. Hardcover, oblong folio (13.5 x 11 inches), bound in the original blue velvet with original silver design 'Pittsburg, PA' on the front board and corners. Includes 75 tissue-covered, b&w plates, each with accompanying text in Spanish. A Fine copy, that also includes the bottom section of the original presentation box. Bright, clean contents; tight binding. A brilliant, well preserved copy. Includes photos of the famous steel mills of the time (Carnegie, Phipps, Homestead, McKeesport, Canonsburg), plus the Westinghouse factory, machines, trains and trains stations. Published on the occasion of the meeting of the Congreso Internacional Americano in Pittsburgh, November 6-8, 1889. Quite rare -- OCLC locates only two copies, the NYPL and the Univ. of Michigan.

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         Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurís Court

      First Issue of "Connecticut Yankee"TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurís Court. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889.First edition, first issue, i.e. with the "s" ornament in the caption of the plate on page 59 that reads ìThe Kingî, this ornament was later removed. And with no damage to the type on page 72. Square octavo (8 5/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 211 x 168 mm). [i]-xv, [1, blank], 17-575, [1, blank], [2, publisherís advertisements], [2, blank] pp. With frontispiece and numerous intertextual drawings and full-page drawings within the pagination.Original publisher's olive green cloth. Front board pictorially stamped in blue, gilt, and black. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Floral patterned endpapers. Very minimal tip and spine extremity rubbing. Crease to lower right corner of twenty-five leaves with ensuing nick to outer margin, a few of these nicks professionally repaired. Bookplate of Charle Batchelor on front pastedown. Binding very slightly skewed. Otherwise, an excellent copy with text and binding extremely bright and clean."[In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Twain takes the opportunity to satirize the Old World, chivalry, kings and the church. Many of the Arthurian knights are depicted, as seen through the unimpressed eyes of a Yankee." (BenÈt's Reader's Encyclopedia, 223).BAL 3429. Johnson, Twain.HBS 67879.$3,000

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         Tullidge's Histories, (Volume II.) Containing the History of all the Northern, Eastern and Western Counties of Utah; Also the Counties of Southern Idaho with a Biographical Appendix of Representative Men and Founders of the Cities and Counties; Also a Commercial Supplement, Historical (Wilford Woodruff presentation copy)

      Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City 1889 - vi, 440 (i.e. 540)p., [1]l., 372 (i.e. 362)pp. Quarto [25 cm] 3/4 black leather with pebbled black cloth over boards, a gilt tooled spine, and a decorative gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Brown floral endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lorenzo Snow. Presentation copy from the fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ, Wilford Woodruff, with the notation in pen on the front flyleaf stating, "Presented by Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, March 1890." There is also a tipped-in presentation slip on the title page which reads, "With the Compliments of Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City." The extremities are mildly rubbed, and the rear board is heavily faded. The top 1/4" of the leather at the head of the backstrip has a number of closed tears. The text block is cracked at the beginning and end. Frontispiece offset on the title page and the tipped-in Wilford Woodruff presentation slip. Else, the illustrated plates are only very subtly offset on the opposing pages. There are several short pen notations on the front flyleaf and title page. As is noted in Flake, pp. 537-540 of first paginated part are incorrectly numbered 437-440. Second part has half title: Biographies (supplemental volume). Pages 353-362 of second paginated part are incorrectly numbered 363-372. With 26 engraved plates, all present. Tullidge's scarcest and most ambitious volume in his series of histories and biographies. Intended as a companion volume to his History of Salt Lake City, this volume covers the rest of the state and Southern Idaho. Much on the Park City mines, Summit County, Ogden, Logan and the other northern regions of the state. Flake/Draper 9045. First edition, presentation copy from Wilford Woodruff. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Driving . [Volume 11 of The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes]

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1889 - (9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Numerous illustrations, after G.D. Giles and J. Sturgess. Extra-illustrated with 15 original drawings by Sturgess. Number 242 of 250 large paper copies. Contemporary red morocco by Rivere & Son, arms of the Dukes of Beaufort on both covers enclosed by a single fillet with stirrups and hunting horns at corners and with a motif of horse shoes in the outer panel, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with sporting motifs in each compartment, gilt inner dentelles, blue paper endpapers, top edges gilt, other uncut, within a cloth slipcase. Rare large paper copy, beautifully bound by Riviere and extra-illustrated with original drawings by Sturgess for illustrations within the book. Dedicated to the Prince of Wales, The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, was a sporting and publishing project conceived and founded by Henry Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort (1824-1899). Between 1885 and 1896, it developed into a series of 28 separately published sporting books which aimed to cover comprehensively all the major sports and pastimes, with some additional volumes on new sports (including football and motoring) published subsequently. The work was issued in three forms: a standard trade edition bound in cloth, a deluxe edition identical to the trade edition but bound in half morocco, and the present large-paper deluxe edition limited to 250 numbered copies. Sturgess was a noted hunting and racing artist who worked mainly for the Illustrated London News between 1875 and 1885, and exhibited widely in the London galleries, including the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Hibernian Society in Dublin. His lively original illustrations, however, are seldom encountered. A lovely, unique copy of a noted sporting book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: David Nutt, 1889. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in an Unusual Chivers Morocco and Vellucent Binding [BINDING]. CHIVERS, Cedric, binder. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Translated by Justin Huntly McCarthy, M.P. London: David Nutt, 1889. Small octavo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 171x 108 mm.). lxii, [1], [1, blank], [156], [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Bound by Cedric Chivers ca. 1890 (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full dark blue morocco, front cover decoratively paneled in gilt with an elliptical sunken vellucent panel delicately and beautifully hand-painted under the vellum in multi-colors and lettered "Rubaiyat/of/Omar/Khayyam". Lower cover paneled in gilt and with a central elliptical floral decoration in gilt. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Decorative gilt board-edges, and turn-ins, pale blue marbled paper paste-downs and end-leaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. Light offsetting from turn-ins to end-papers. A near fine, very attractive and somewhat unusual Cedric Chivers binding. "In his large bindery at Portway, Bath, Chivers employed about forty women for folding, sewing, mending, and collating work, and in addition, five more women worked in a separate department, to design, illuminate, and colour vellum for book decoration, and to work on embossed leather. These five were Dorothy Carleton Smyth, Alice Shepherd, Miss J.D. Dunn, Muriel Taylor, and Agatha Gales. Most Vellucent bindings were designed by H. Granville Fell, but the woman most frequently employed for this kind of work was probably Dorothy Carleton Smyth" (Marianne Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders 1880-1920, p. 86).

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         La Pontificia Accademia dei nobili ecclesiastici Memoria storica di Ferd. Procaccini di Montescaglioso

      Tipografia A. Befani - Roma, ROMA 1889 - ITALIANO Fascicolo della seconda metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, piatto inferiore staccato dalla legatura malferma, su quello anteriore scritta "Omaggio di Ferd. Procaccini" e timbro ex biblioteca "Archivio Storico Prov. - Benevento", che si ripete anche su frontespizio ed excipit, bordo e punte consumati, lievi pieghe, sul dorso, molto usurato, traccia di talloncino in carta con catalogazione bibliotecaria, accenno di fioritura sparsa, margini delle pagine e tagli bruniti, questi ultimi con barbe. Su risguardia talloncino ex biblioteca "Biblioteca Provinciale - Benevento", con numero d'inventario, stessa dicitura sul timbro presente sull'occhiello e su foglio di guardia. Con lettera dedicatoria. Elegante testatina e capolettera in nero.

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         La Littérature à cent à l'heure.

      Perrin et Cie, Paris 1889 - In-12, 384 pp., demi-basane, dos à nerfs (dos un peu insolé). Exemplaire truffé en tête d'ouvrage du prospectus publicitaire sur papier jaune et d'une lettre autographe de deux pages in-12, datée de 1917, dans laquelle Charles Morice évoque plusieurs projets : une introduction à Baudelaire, un cours sur Verlaine à la Schola Cantorum grâce à Vincent d'Indy, projets dont on ne trouve pas trace et qu'il n'a sans doute pu mener à terme, Charles Morice étant décédé deux ans plus tard à Menton. Ediiton originale extrèmement rare. Charles Morice (1860-1919) fut poète et essayiste. Il participa entre autres à la revue Lutèce (anciennement La Nouvelle Rive Gauche) où il rencontra Verlaine, Mallarmé et Coppée, ainsi qu'au Salut Public (journal lyonnais). Il écrivit plusieurs articles sur Verlaine (sous le pseudonyme de Karl Mohr), d'abord critiques, puis louangeurs et contribua à sa reconnaissance. Cet essai rendit célèbre Charles Morice, considéré depuis comme un des théoricien du Symbolisme (qu'il nomma ainsi pour la première fois). Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter. Nach südeuropäischen Quellen.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1889. - VIII 170 S., gr.okt., kt., min. bestoßen. -- Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten selbständigen Veröffentlichung.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Il Piacere. Romanzo di Gabriele D'Annunzio

      Fratelli Treves Editori. Prima tiratura senza indicazione di migliaio: entro lo stesso 1889 si arrivò a stamparne copie con indicazione di 'quinto migliaio', a testimoniare lo straordinario successo del primo romanzo di d'Annunzio, con il suo protagonista calcato sulla figura dell'autore, eroe decadente per eccellenza nel panorama letterario ottocentesco. Guabello, Raccolta dannunziana, 37

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         Bilder aus Mekka.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1889. - Folio (282 x 372 mm). 20 collotype prints mounted on 18 sheets loose in red gilt cloth portfolio as issued, complete with the oft-lacking half-title, list of plates, title and preface. One of the earliest photographic documents of Mecca and the Hajj, preceded only by the photographs of Muhammed Sadiq Bey published in 1881 (Sotheby's, 4 June 1998: £1,250,000). Much rarer than the author's similarly titled "Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka", a portfolio of lithographs to accompany the "Mekka" books which Snouck had published after his return from the Arabian Peninsula. "Following the publication of 'Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka', Hurgronje received a letter from his doctor in Makkah, whom he had taught the art of photography. The letter contained new photographs of the hajj which were of such great interest that he decided in 1889 to publish his 'Bilder aus Mekka' [.] The photographs provide an insight into the world of Makkah's inhabitants, pilgrims from all over the Islamic world, in addition to the sharif of Makkah, the Turkish governor, and various religious and secular figures" (Badr el-Hage, p. 46f.). "In 1981 F. H. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest Arabian photographer by deciphering his elaborately calligraphed signatures, which without exception had been erased from the plates reproduced by Snouck Hurgronje: 'Futugrafiyat al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka' (The Photography of the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physican of Mecca). This princely eye surgeon had been host to the young Snouck in Mecca immediately after the Dutchman's conversion to Islam. Snouck claimed to have taught his host how to use a camera and attributes to him (without ever mentioning his name) the pictures reproduced in 'Bilder aus Mekka'". - The first four leaves of letterpress material have been reinforced along the left edge. Prints and their mounts in excellent condition, crisp with very slight toning. Cloth portfolio a little faded; spine repaired, with 1914 De Belder bookplate on pastedown. Very rare: only two copies at auctions internationally during the past decades (the last, at Sotheby's in 2006, was incomplete, lacking all the text leaves). Macro 1233. Badr el-Hage. Saudi Arabia Caught in Time. Reading, 1997. F. E. Peters. The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place. Princeton University Press 1996. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The American Game of Base-Ball, according to the National Playing Rules for 1889: How It Is Played ("Chadwick's Base Ball Manual")

      Philadelphia, 1889. First edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First edition. Pulp publication, 12mo. in color illustrated wrap-around wrappers featuring a play at second base and ornately designed borders featuring 19th century catcher's mask, fingerless gloves, crossed bats. 64 pp. Wood engraving portrait of Chadwick and diagrams of a ball field. A tight, cleam example, with just very minor chipping at the tips and spine ends, one of the nicest copies were have encountered in over 40 years involvement with baseball books. Baseball history, rules and playing instructions by the "Father of Baseball", Hall of Famer and first American sportswriter, Henry Chadwick. Among many accomplishments, Chadwick is credited with inventing the boxscore, scoring rules and was the major journalistic proponent of the game from it's pre-professional infancy through the early 20th century. Interestingly, the final ten pages of the book deal with lotteries, specifically advertising the Louisiana Lottery.

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         La Cour de l'Impératrice Joséphine.

      Paris, Dentu 1889 - in-4, 600 pp., portr.-front., pl., demi-maroquin havane clair, dos à nerfs orné d'un monogramme répété, tête dorée, couv. cons. (rel. de l'époque). Qqs épid. sans gravité. Exemplaire de Michel Ney, prince de la Moskowa, avec son chiffre répété au dos et son ex-libris.

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         Graz von der Ostseite". Farblithographie nach einem Aquarell von Heinrich Bank.

      Graz, Ernest Matthey, 1889 - Aufnahme der Stadt vom Fusse des Ruckerlberges mit der schon fast fertiggestellten Herz-Jesu Kirche im Zentrum. - Heinrich Bank war Professor an der Technischen Hochschule in Graz und einer der beliebtesten Grazer Aquarellisten, der besonders wegen seines getreuen und verständigen Erfassen der architektonischen Details gerühmt wurde. - Weißer Rand leicht fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         Descriptive Map of East End Poverty, Compiled from School Board Visitors' Report in 1887.; Booth's Seminal 'Poverty Map'

      London: Charles Booth, 1889. Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19" Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19".This important map 1889 was the first to be published in Charles Booth's seminal work, 'Labour and Life of the People in London, volume I: East London'. The incredibly detailed map includes Whitechapel, St. George's-in-the-East, Stepney, Mile End Old Town, Bethnal Green, most of Shoreditch, and part of Poplar. An early example of social cartography, the map is color coded to present the income and social class of the city's population. The 'general condition of the inhabitants' include the 'Well-to-do, Fairly comfortable, Mixed with poverty, Poor, Very poor, lowest class vicious, semi criminal'. Individual buildings, landmarks, parks, railroads, canals, etc. are labeled. The East London part of the map (the area shown in this map), was prepared in 1887 based on the information from the School Board Visitors' Reports. The full survey was published in 1891 and included the 'Wealthy Class', which does not appear on this map. According to Booth, over a third of London's inhabitants lived on or below the margin of poverty. This can mainly be attributed to the overcrowded housing and surplus of labor. in 1891 John Henry Mackay wrote ' The East End of London is the hell of poverty. Like one enormous black, motionless giant kraken, the poverty of London lies there in lurking silence and encircles with its mighty tentacles the life and wealth of the City'.Dissected into 8 parts and mounted on linen. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the fold lines and minor staining. Narrow left margin.Charles James Booth (1840 - 1916) was an English social reformer and researcher famous for documenting working class life in London during the later part of the 19th century. As a response to a Pall Mall Gazette article in 1886, which claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty, Booth hired a team of volunteer researchers to investigate the poverty of London and to prove that the figure stated by the Gazette was highly exaggerated. His research however showed that 35% of the population was living in abject poverty a figure higher than the original estimated by the Gazette. He published his research in a multi-volume survey. His 'Poverty Maps' are perhaps the most distinctive product of his 'Inquiry into Life and Labor of the People'.

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         SUEZ CANAL: DIE ERÖFFNUNG DES SUEZ-CANALES. ERINNERUNGEN AN DIE REISE SR. MAJESTÄT DES KAISERS VON OESTERREICH NACH PALÄSTINA UND EGYPTEN.

      Vienna: Verlag des Unterstützungs-Vereins der Wiener k. k. Finanzwache [Publishing Company of the Supporting Society of the Viennese Royal Customs Office] . Printed by Richard Thimm. 1889 - Small 8°, 73 pp., [1] blank page, original grey wrappers with printed title (Very Good, minor staining, wrappers slightly stained, with soft folds and tiny holes in the spine). A seemingly unrecorded book is a first-hand account on the opening of the Suez Canal, published at the occassion of the 20th anniversary of the Suez Canal, to raise funds for the Austrian Customs Office. - This is a seemingly unrecorded first-hand account on the opening of the Suez Canal, as written by a man, who accompanied the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I, on a boat from the port of Pula, Croatia. The text gives details from the trip and the opening, as well as statistical data on the Suez Canal. The author published the book at the 20th anniverary of the Suez Canal in Vienna, to raise money for the Austrian Customs Office, who also published the book. The Suez Canal was completed in November 1869, after over a decade of labour, under the direction of the French businessman Ferdinand de Lesseps. The canal, which connected the Mediterranean (the Atlantic) with the Red Sea (Indian Ocean) had a revolutionary effect on global trade and travel, as it shaved thousands of kilometres off of the sailing time between Europe and South and East Asia. As shown here, coloured in a brilliant hue of burnt orange, the canal as originally built was 164 km (102 miles) in length and 8 metres (26 feet deep). Its northern terminus was Port Suez on the Mediterranean and its southern terminus was Port Said on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez. We could not find any other examples of the book in institutions nor on the market.

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         Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams.

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889. - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY WHITMAN. 1 vol., frontis, signed on the front blank endleaf "Walt Whitman Dec: 16 '89", original publisher's gilt stamped brick red cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Light rubbing to the head and foot of spine without loss, inner and outer hinges fine, VERY GOOD. One of apparently 12 copies signed on this day. "Except for certain copies Traubel mailed, distribution of most local copies was in the hands of Attorney Thomas B. Harned and Judge Charles G. Garrison of Camden. Traubel's entry about Whitman for December 16, 1889 is both typical and telling: "Harned, he said, had just left the house. . . . He brought me down a dozen copies of your book. It seems that Judge Garrison is to take them, and wants my signature. Oh yes! I shall sign them - sign them for Tom and for the Judge, both, for their sakes."" See the "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review - Vol. 7 No. 2 pp.79-87 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         A COMPLETE LIST OF WINES, SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS, with Names and Addresses of 2,510 Agents in thr United Kingdom.

      London, printed and published by W. & A. Gilbey, at their Printing Works Poland Street, Oxford Street, W. 1889.. 1889. Slim 4to, 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, coloured frontispiece of Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes with tissue guard, 6 engraved plates on cream tinted ground showing stores, distilleries of Gin and Whiskey, bringing in the wine, Chateau Loudenne, the various departments in the Camden headquarters, a few small views and illustrations of bottles in the text, plus a map of the Medoc, pages: [1]-49, last page blank, bound in the original publisher's cloth backed illustrated boards which have a total of 4 vignette illustrations of Gilbey buildings in London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Medoc on upper cover, and 11 depictions of vineyards and wine making on the lower cover. Boards have scattered pale foxing and are slightly dusty, corners slightly worn with board just showing at tips, title page has pale age-browning, last blank page age-browned, tip of one lower corner missing and slightly ragged, looks like a paper fault, nowhere near text, 1 margin has a slight pale mark, not affecting text, otherwise a very good clean copy of a scarce publication on the wines and spirits imported by a major British firm in the late 1800s. Each section is preceded by descriptive and informative text on the particular wines or spirits. Not listed in James Gabler's Wine into Words, A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Lanquage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Plakat - Hütet euch vor dem Versailler Völkerbund. Orig.-Lithographie.

      127,5 x 90,5 cm, Minimale Stauchungen und einige wenige Einrisse am Rand. Einige stockflecklein - trotzdem: Zustand A. AuftraggeberIn: Comité gegen den Beitritt der Schweiz zum Versailler Völkerbund, CH- - Baumberger, Otto (1889 - 1961). Grafiker, Bühnenbildner, Maler, Zeichner und Illustrator. Vertreter des Schweizerischen Expressionismus. Erneuerer der Plakatkunst. Professor an der ETH Zürich.

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         Three Men In a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)

      J W Arrowsmith, Quay Street London 1889 - Lovely copy bound by Temple Bindery in light green/grey calf. Gilt rules to boards and gilt compartments to spine with gilt on leather titles. Adverts and original cover bound in at rear. New end papers. Some natural toning to spine. Discounts considered on direct sales. Further details sent upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

      New York Charles L. Webster & Company 1889 - First Issue of "Connecticut Yankee" TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition, first issue, i.e. with the "s" ornament in the caption of the plate on page 59 that reads "The King", this ornament was later removed. And with no damage to the type on page 72. Square octavo (8 5/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 211 x 168 mm). [i]-xv, [1, blank], 17-575, [1, blank], [2, publisher’s advertisements], [2, blank] pp. With frontispiece and numerous intertextual drawings and full-page drawings within the pagination. Original publisher's olive green cloth. Front board pictorially stamped in blue, gilt, and black. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Floral patterned endpapers. Very minimal tip and spine extremity rubbing. Crease to lower right corner of twenty-five leaves with ensuing nick to outer margin, a few of these nicks professionally repaired. Bookplate of Charle Batchelor on front pastedown. Binding very slightly skewed. Otherwise, an excellent copy with text and binding extremely bright and clean. "[In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Twain takes the opportunity to satirize the Old World, chivalry, kings and the church. Many of the Arthurian knights are depicted, as seen through the unimpressed eyes of a Yankee." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 223). BAL 3429. Johnson, Twain. HBS 67879. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Noraskogs arkiv. Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar

      Bok. Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1889-1928. Sex volymer. Komplett med utvikbara kartor och planscher. Mörkbruna skinnimiterade halvklotband med uppöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar och marmorerade pärmar. Alla sex volymerna är mkt välbevarade.

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         Journal des fouilles de St-Vaast, siège de 1356.

      Caen, Valin 1889 - 1 vol. de texte in-8 et album in-4, VIII-177 pp., album de 192 planches et 1 plan, broché pour le texte, percaline brune (reliure de l'éditeur) pour l'album.Couverture du texte tachée. Papier jauni. Rare ouvrage tiré à 100 exemplaires, bien complet de l'album de planches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Das Adelsgeschlecht der Waldsee-Mels und insbesondere der Grafen von Colloredo. Historisch-genealogische Denkwürdigkeiten. Mit Urkunden, Wappen und Stammtafeln. Im Auftrage Ihrer Durchlaucht der Frau Fürstin Wilhelmine Auersperg geb. Gräfin Colloredo-Mansfeld

      Wien, K.K. Hofbuchhandlung Wilhelm Frick, 1889. - 343 Seiten mit Tafeln und Abbildungen im Text, sowie 9 lose Faltblätter mit Stammtafeln (je 50 x 26 cm). Originaler Leineneinband mit Goldprägung (26 x 19 cm). Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung an die Cousine einer Colloredo für Ihre Nachkommenschaft, gezeichnet von Wilhelmine Auersperg Colloredo-Mansfeld. Zleb (Waltersdorf) den 30. Dez. 1888. Schönes Exemplar mit leichten Stockflecken auf wenigen Seiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Origin of Species. By means of Natural Selection.

      pp.xxi, 458, with fold-out plate, plus 32 page John Murray catalogue dated April 1889. 8vo. Very light foxing to end-papers, fore-edges of text block and the margins of a couple of leaves of the catalogue , o/w. contents in fine condition. Original green cloth boards superbly bright with just the faintest shelf-rubbing. A super copy. Freeman 436. A very pleasing copy of the most complete edition of Darwin's masterpiece.

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         NUOVO DIZIONARIO ITALIANO-FRANCESE COMMERCIALE, SCIENTIFICO, TECNICO, MILITARE, MARINARESCO ECC..

      FRATELLI TREVES, 1889. ITALIANO 0,82 Volume con mezza legatura con angoli. Coperta in tela e dorso in cartone internamente scollato dalle pagine. Dizionario arricchito d'un gran numero di locuzioni, gallicismi ed idiotismi più in uso coi segni dei diversi significati. Pagine ingiallite con micro segni di fioritura e qualche traccia di impurità. Tagli scuriti. Autografo di apparteneza alla carta di guardia anteriore. Timbro di libreria all'occhiello. USATO

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         Among Cannibals: an Account of Four Years Travels in Australia, and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland

      1889 - 1st edition. With photogravure frontispiece portrait, numerous plates (4 coloured), 2 coloured foldout maps, and numerous figures in the text. 8vo. Original cloth, with gilt cover and spine vignettes. A little very light staining to upper board. Otherwise fine. xx,395pp. 28pp. ads. John Murray. London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first state with an "S" between "The King" on page 59. Lacking "Connecticut" on the cover, but present on title page. Very Good, in publisher's olive green cloth binding with pictorial and gilt stamping; with floral patterned end papers. Cloth lightly rubbed, with a light water drop to the front and rear cover. Pages toned, several showing stains. A nice copy, with the earliest state of page 59.

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         Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst. Ein Beitrag zur Systematik der Flugtechnik. Auf Grund zahlreicher von O. und G. Lilienthal ausgeführter Versuche. Mit 80 Holzschnitten, 8 lithographierten Tafeln und einem Titelbild in Farbendruck.

      Berlin, R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1889. - VIII, 187 Ss. Gr.8vo. Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägten Titeln auf Deckel und Rücken sowie schwarzgeprägter, floraler Ornamentprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel (Ecken nur minimal gestaucht, Hinterdeckel mit einigen wenigen schwachen Fingerflecken). Erste Ausgabe. - Borst 3808, Neufforge 540, Darmstaedter 887, Brockett 7557. - Grundlegendes, bahnbrechendes Werkes aus der Feder des "ersten fliegenden Menschen", das den Beginn der modernen Luftfahrt darstellt. Seit 1871 hatte Lilienthal zusammen mit seinem Bruder Gustav Experimente veranstaltet und intensive Forschungen betrieben. Erst durch die Ergebnisse, wie sie in dem vorliegenden Buch niedergelegt sind: "the most detailed and accurate series of observations that has ever been made on the properties of curved wing surfaces" (Cayley)., wurde die Konstruktion von Flugzeugen möglich. Im Jahre 1891 konstruierte Lilienthal aufgrund dieser Forschungen seinen ersten Gleitflieger. - Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, die ersten und letzten Blätter nur wenig und nur schwach braunfleckig, Frontispiz verso mit Stempel "Motorluftschiff, Sudiengesellschaft m.b.H. Berlin-Reinickendorf (West.). Lithographiertes Frontispiz am oberen Rand mit schwacher Feuchtigkeitsspur und einem Fingerfleck. Eine Verklebung am unteren Rand mit dem Titelblatt teils unschön aufgerissen, so entstandene Fehlstelle mit einer Größe von ca. 1,5 x 2 cm. Durch 2 weitere kleinere Verklebungen mimimaler Textverlust bei der Bildunterschrift. Titelblatt am unteren Rand mit winzigen Papierresten des Frontispiz. Die ersten 5 Falttafeln mit kleineren Randläsuren bzw. teils mit einigen kleinen Einrissen. Erste und achte Tafel mit schwacher Feuchtigkeitsspur im Bug. - Im Ganzen sauberes und gutes Exemplar. - Weitere Fotos gerne auf Anfrage. - Äußerst selten! 700g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The History of a Slave

      First edition. Frontispiece & 46 plates. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. xii, 168pp. London, Keegan, Paul, Trench & Co.,

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         Album du vieux Strasbourg. 16 vues dessinees et lithog. d\'apres nature 1838-40

      Strasbourg, 1889. 29,5 x 23 cm. 4 ff., 16 planches lithographiques. Dans brochure originale. *Reedition de 1889 des 16 vues lithographiques, qui etait parus premier foi 1838-1840. - Tres bonne etat, la brochure avec quelques rousseurs a dos. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         History of the United States of America (9 Volumes, Complete Set)

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1889-1891, New York - 9 vols, 8vo, orig. dk green cloth-covered bds, bright gold titles on spines, all hinges tight, all eps grey-green, all have same tiny Boston bookseller label inside bottom corner ft pastedown, all internally clean and unmarked, all protected in clear mylar covers; Vol.I (1889) - trace rubbing to corners, very sl. bumping to spine ends, else clean and bright, short gift inscrip. dated 1889 on 2nd ffep; Vol.II (1889) - bumping top corners and top spine end, else clean and bright, short gift inscrip. 2nd ffep; Vol.III (1890) - bumping top corner ft bd, trace bumping to spine ends, two 1/2in dk. marks ft bd, else clean and bright; Vol.IV (1890) - sl. rubbing bottom corners, trace bumping to spine ends; Vol.V (1890) - 1/4x3/8in rub top back bd; Vol.VI (1890) - trace bumping to spine ends; Vol.VII (1891) - bumping to bottom corners, few tiny rubs to spine edges; Vol.VIII (1891) - sl. bumping to spine ends, 4 small whitish round marks ft bd, largest 1/2in; Vol.IX (1891) - sl. bumping to bottom corners, trace bumping to spine ends. Seem to be first printings of each volume. A very lovely set of what is thought to be one of the best works of American history. The few minor "warts" have been described. Volumes will be shipped individually wrapped and padded, then boxed and padded again. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Descriptive Map of East End Poverty, Compiled from School Board Visitors' Report in 1887.; Booth's Seminal 'Poverty Map'

      Charles Booth, London 1889 - Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19" Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19". This important map 1889 was the first to be published in Charles Booth's seminal work, 'Labour and Life of the People in London, volume I: East London'. The incredibly detailed map includes Whitechapel, St. George's-in-the-East, Stepney, Mile End Old Town, Bethnal Green, most of Shoreditch, and part of Poplar. An early example of social cartography, the map is color coded to present the income and social class of the city's population. The 'general condition of the inhabitants' include the 'Well-to-do, Fairly comfortable, Mixed with poverty, Poor, Very poor, lowest class vicious, semi criminal'. Individual buildings, landmarks, parks, railroads, canals, etc. are labeled. The East London part of the map (the area shown in this map), was prepared in 1887 based on the information from the School Board Visitors' Reports. The full survey was published in 1891 and included the 'Wealthy Class', which does not appear on this map. According to Booth, over a third of London's inhabitants lived on or below the margin of poverty. This can mainly be attributed to the overcrowded housing and surplus of labor. in 1891 John Henry Mackay wrote ' The East End of London is the hell of poverty. Like one enormous black, motionless giant kraken, the poverty of London lies there in lurking silence and encircles with its mighty tentacles the life and wealth of the City'. Dissected into 8 parts and mounted on linen. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the fold lines and minor staining. Narrow left margin. Charles James Booth (1840 - 1916) was an English social reformer and researcher famous for documenting working class life in London during the later part of the 19th century. As a response to a Pall Mall Gazette article in 1886, which claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty, Booth hired a team of volunteer researchers to investigate the poverty of London and to prove that the figure stated by the Gazette was highly exaggerated. His research however showed that 35% of the population was living in abject poverty a figure higher than the original estimated by the Gazette. He published his research in a multi-volume survey. His 'Poverty Maps' are perhaps the most distinctive product of his 'Inquiry into Life and Labor of the People'.

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        Australia Twice Traversed... A narrative of Five Exploring Expeditions into and through Central South Australia, and Western Australia, from 1872 to 1876..

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889. In fine condition.. Two volumes, octavo, with a portrait of Giles and 20 other full-page plates, six folding coloured maps and other illustrations in the text; uncut in the fully pictorial grey-green cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A beautiful copy of the first edition, in the rare superior presentation issue of the book with the text pages trimmed and all edges gilded. This is a highly desirable author's presentation copy, inscribed in each volume in red ink by Giles "Presented to William Garton Esqre, The Brother of an old friend in Australia, with the Compliments of the Author, Ernest Giles, London, New Year 1890".The most handsomely produced of late-nineteenth-century Australian books, Giles' collection of his expeditions is hard to find in such good condition. The colourful, even flamboyant cover design is very different to the rather austere appearance of virtually all other exploration narratives. Giles, who called himself 'the last of the Australian explorers, was the first to attempt the crossing from the Telegraph Line to Western Australia. In 1872 he set off from Chambers Pillar with two companions on a modest expedition, financed largely with the help of Ferdinand von Mueller. Failing to cross Lake Amadeus, he turned back, but not before he had traversed some 1000 miles of hitherto uncharted territory. Giles cherished the hope of making a successful crossing, and although 'forestalled by Peter Warburton and John Forrest, Giles succeeded in his cherished aim of making an overland crossing from South to Western Australia in 1875. Equipped with camels by Thomas Elder, he set out from Beltana and went for supplies to Port Augusta whence he proceeded first north-west and then west along a string of waterholes, Wynbring, Ooldea, Ooldabinna and Boundary Dam, until he reached the Western Australian border. (ADB)Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through the centre and the west of Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men). "Giles's claim to be the last Australian explorer is perhaps a little exaggerated, but he was undeniably the last great explorer. The very scarce two-volume account of his life's work in the vast unknown tracts of the Australian continent is fundamental to a collection of Australian exploration books..." (Wantrup).

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