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        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING

      Privately printed, 1889., 1889. First edition. 8vo. Cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 60 pp. The Declaration of Rights and Distribution of Powers for the state of Wyoming. Contains details regarding education states' rights, mines and mining, taxation and revenues, public lands and donations, livestock protection, labor on public works, and much, much more. Light wear to spine ends and corners, small light soil mark to spine channel area of front cover, else interior is clean and bright.

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        [Complete set of large paper Fairy Books:]

      London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1889?-98. Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898). 6 volumes, large octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full morocco (in the respective colours, Poetry in light blue, Arabian Nights in light green), titles and box design to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood. A fine set. All Large Paper editions. Limited to 73/113 (Blue); 50/113 (Red); 140/150 (Green); 72/140 (Yellow); 123/150 (Poetry); 53/75 (Arabian Nights). Only the first four Fairy books were issued as large paper copies, along with the Poetry book and The Arabian Nights.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1889 - 1889 Original Paperback Wisden

      1889. Hi, This lot is an 1889 Original Paperback Wisden. It has not had any restoration and in Good Condition. The front cover is quite dark, with a small loss to the bottom,the rear cover is also dark and the spine paper is nealry complete, just worn at the ends. The book is very tightly bound, internaly the pages are very nice, some wear to the first couple and the baby on page 3 is still very ugly. Minimal spotting. The original photplate is very good , stamp to rear.

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        Through the heart of Asia over the Pamir to India . with 250 illustrations by Albert Pepin. Translated from the French by C. B. Pitman.

      Chapman & Hall, London 1889 - First edition in English, 2 volumes, large 8vo, pp. xxii, 281; x, 255, 8 (ads); largely unopened; vignette title pages, folding map printed in color, numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout, a number of them full-page; bindings very slightly cocked, spine ends a little cracked (but no pieces missing), else a very good, sound set in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt and white. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        G. Lejeune Dirichlet's Werke. Herausgegeben auf Veranlassung der königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von L. Kronecker, fortgesetzt von L. Fuchs.

      Reimer, Berlin 1889 + 1897. - X, 644 S. mit 1 lith. Portrait - X, 422 S., Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (* 13. Februar 1805 in Düren; † 5. Mai 1859 in Göttingen) lehrte in Berlin und Göttingen (dort als Nachfolger von Gauss) und arbeitete hauptsächlich auf den Gebieten der Analysis und der Zahlentheorie. Zahlrreiche Artikel in deutscher oder französischer Sprache, 1 Artikel in Lateinisch. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3580 4°, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INDUSTRIES OF JAPAN: Together with an Account of its Agriculture, Forestry,

      New York 1889, Armstrong. Brown pictorial cloth, very good,. 3 folding maps, 44 color, b.w. & woodcut plates, with three. actual lacquerware plates, spine minor head/tail wear, top. gilt. WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, DATED 2 PAGE LETTER R A R E. THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK ON JAPANESE ART WORKS The FIRST & ONLY EDITION was issued in 1899 in both London and New York. * Japanese, English and Latin index. With the following illus: 3 maps, 5 collotypes, 2 actual photos tipped, gilded leather paper sample, 3 hand colored lithographs, 3 actual color lacquer samples, 20 woodcuts, 7 other plates. The lacquer plates are exquisitely done, using the "powdered gold" technique that was used to embellish fine 19th century lacquer ware. * This is a very rare book outlining the manufactured wares, with statistical tables of imports & exports from 1866-85 at the treaty ports, & other trade statistics. Perhaps the earliest work in English to focus on Japanese art industry, including lacquer ware & painting. Also careful attention to Japanese agriculture, cattle, gardening, forestry, mining, textile, silk, paper, metal, ceramic, & enamel industries, as well as trade & commerce. * An important reference on methodology of art and industry. * SUPERB REFEREMCE & EARLY MAJOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESOURCE !! * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Victoria, B. C. 1889 [bird's-eye view]

      Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada: Ellis & Co., publishers of "The Colonist", 1889. Tinted lithographic bird's-eye view after R.H., numbered on the image with a linked identifying index beneath. A fine image: Victoria viewed from high above the straits of San Juan Fuca, looking north Rare: Reps records just 8 examples (4 in Canada and 4 in the United States). Reps notes that the artist is 'R.H.' but gives no further information. The key beneath identifies 63 places or buildings of interest (including the publisher's offices on Government Street) and all the main streets are also identified. Victoria was founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843 as Fort Camosun as a fur trading post, the settlement was later called Fort Victoria, in honour of Queen Victoria. When the crown Colony of Vancouver Island was established in 1849, a town was laid out on the site and made the capital of the colony. The Chief Factor of the fort, James Douglas was made governor of the colony, and would be the leading figure in the early development of the city until his retirement in 1864. With the discovery of gold on the British Columbia mainland in 1858, Victoria became the port, supply base, and outfitting centre for miners on their way to the Fraser Canyon gold fields, mushrooming from a population of 300 to over 5000 literally within a few days. In 1866 when the island was politically united with the mainland, Victoria remained the capital of the new united colony and became the provincial capital when British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation in 1871. Victoria was incorporated as a city in 1862. ... In 1886, with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway terminus on Burrard Inlet, Victoria's position as the commercial centre of British Columbia was lost to the city of Vancouver. The city subsequently began cultivating an image of genteel civility within its natural setting, an image aided by the impressions of visitors such as Rudyard Kipling, the opening of the popular Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the construction of the Empress Hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1908. Amon Carter Catalogue 1867; Catalogue of the National Map Collection. National Archives of Canada H3/640-Victoria-1889; Hébert & Dempsey Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada 1077; Reps 38 (8 copies).

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        AINO FAIRY TALES [Sic for Ainu] [There Are 3 Titles in This Series:

      Tokyo [1889], Hasegawa. Silk tied, woodblock-printed color. covers, 14 color woodcuts, [14]p., printed by Kobunsha, very. pristine copy, English text, 2nd. printing, volume no. 3.,. THE MAN WHO LOST HIS WIFE. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. CHAMBERLAIN'S RAREST TRANSLATIONS & TITLES B.H. Chamberlain did several Japanese Fairy Tale translations for Hasegawa in crepe paper. *** THE RAREST OF ALL JAPANESE FAIRY TALES: . This series on the [AINO] [sic = correct Romanization is "AINU"] are exceptionally rare and ephemeral with lovely color woodblock printing. The covers are printed with the typical and famous Ainu indigo blue patterns. All titles in this series are wood blocked printed, then creped. . Each page of text is printed over a faint color print depicting the story. Beautifully done, seldom appear for sale. Quite RARE & collectable ! *** THE COMPLETE AINU FAIRY TALE SERIES OF 3 VOLUMES: . 1. THE HUNTER IN FAIRY-LAND. Published 13 April, 1887, Tokyo Kobunsha & also by Komiya Sojiro. * 2. THE BIRDS' PARTY. Published 13 April, 1887. * 3. THE MAN WHO LOST HIS WIFE. Published 30 May 1887 & also 28 October 1889. by Kobunsha, Komiya Sojiro, and Nakao Mokuji, all published under the auspices of Kobunsha &/or Hasegawa. This volume was also published in Meiji 22nd year [1889] in a 2nd edition on October 27 & 28th. Sharf did not know of nor cite the First Edition of this work, but only cites October 28th edition. *** THE ILLUSTRATOR: Each title was stunningly color illustrated by Sensei [sic correct is Sensai] Eitaku. . SENSAI EITAKU, THE ARTIST: We summarize: "Eitaku [1843-1890] was actually Kobayashi Tokusen, and used several Go or studio names, Eitaku was the most common one. He also was known as Issensai, Sensai. Sharf mistakes his first name for Sensei, which is actually SensAi, Sensei meaning "teacher." Eitaku was a Japanese style painter, born in Edo, at 13 became a pupil of Kano Eitoku Tatsunobu. . A few years later he was employed by the Ii family, the lords of Hikone as their official painter and was given status of Samurai. In 1860 his master was assassinated, [our note]: there are famous stories about Ii Naosuke inquire with us if interested in this true tale of vendetta.] After this Eitaku became a master less Samurai and wandered throughout Japan, returning finally to Nihombashi in Edo. . He edited several textbooks on painting and also did illustrations for the then famous newspaper YOKOHAMA MAINICHI SHIMBUN. He specialized in historical subjects and figures. As Eitoku's pupil, he worked first in the Kano tradition, later he studied Nanga style. . He finally developed his own style of realistic painting." He is well collected by world museums, and cited in Mitchell. See below references. *** THE STANDARD SIZE OF THE SERIES: The size was standardized at 13.4 x 18.7 cm. for each title. *** WHO WAS B.H. CHAMBERLAIN [1850-1935]: . "He was a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University and one of the foremost British Japanologists active in Japan during the late 19th century. He also wrote some of the earliest translations of Haiku into English. He is perhaps best remembered for his informal and popular encyclopedia THINGS JAPANESE, which first appeared in 1890. . Chamberlain landed in Japan on 29 May 1873. He taught at the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in Tokyo from 1874 to 1882. His most important position, however, was as professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University beginning in 1886. It was here that he gained his reputation as a student of Japanese language and literature. He was also a pioneering scholar of the Ainu and Ryukyuan languages." . He traveled and lived Among the Ainu, the results of which were the three Ainu Fairy Tales. . "His many works include the first translation of the Kojiki into English [1882], A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese [1888], Things Japanese [1890], and A Practical Guide to the Study of Japanese Writing [1905]. He was also a keen traveler despite chronic weak health, he co-wrote with W. B. Mason, the 1891 edition of A Handbook for Travellers in Japan, of which revised editions followed." . Chamberlain was a friend of the writer Lafcadio Hearn, once a colleague at the University." Extracted from Wikipedia, see below. *** NOTE: If you are interested in other Japanese Fairy Tales in crepe paper, or other books by Chamerlain, please contact us or visit our website as we have many items in stock. *** REFERENCE: SHARF, Frederic A.: TAKEJIRO HASEGAWA: Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life: page 67 shows the three titles, and the bibliographic details of each title, except for vol. 2, less is stated. * ROBERTS, Laurance P.; A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: see page 23 left center column. * MITCHELL, C.H. et al.: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography. * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Hall_Chamberlain *** Color scans can be sent by email. 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        MR. STRANGER'S SEALED PACKET.

      London: Chatto & Windus,. 1889. original decorated tan cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black and red, spine panel stamped in black and gold, top edge untrimmed, decorated white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gray.. Professionally restored; rebacked with original spine panel. preserved, new linen hinges and headbands, original floral endpapers. preserved, a very good copy. A very scarce book rarely found in. better condition. (#149745). First edition. "An interplanetary science fiction novel, written by a mathematician, in the classic British mode of Greg's ACROSS THE ZODIAC. The protagonist travels to Mars in an electrically controlled antigravity spacecraft and undergoes adventures among its denizens." - Locke, Voyages in Space 136. "Clearly influenced Wells, but also a precursor of E. R. Burroughs." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 38-9. "Literate, but diffuse, and weakly plotted. If condensed, it would be one of the better of the interplanetaries of the day." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1390. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-690. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 81. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 09418.

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        Through the heart of Asia over the Pamir to India ... with 250 illustrations by Albert Pepin. Translated from the French by C. B. Pitman.

      London: Chapman & Hall. 1889. "First edition in English, 2 volumes, large 8vo, pp. xxii, 281; x, 255, 8 (ads); largely unopened; vignette title pages, folding map printed in color, numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout, a number of them full-page; bindings very slightly cocked, spine ends a little cracked (but no pieces missing), else a very good, sound set in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt and white."

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        Wit And Humor Of The Age; Comprising Wit, Humor, Pathos, Ridicule, Satires, Dialects, Puns, Conundrums, Riddles, Charades, Jokes And Magic

      Chicago: George S. Cline Publishing House. Very Good. 1889. Leather. A rather attractive Salesman's Dummy for the Cline publication of Twain's Wit and Humor of the Age, BAL 3633. Reddish brown leather, re-backed, with elaborate design in gilt, alternative binding in alligator texture inside front board, with flap showing spine, decorated endpaper, frontispiece engraved portraits of Twain and other humorists. A Very Good copy; Wit and wisdom by Mark Twain, Josh Billings, Robt. J. Burdette, Alex. Sweet, Eli Perkins with The Philosophy of Wit and Humor by Melville D. Landon. Selections from each of the chapters, along with quotations and facsimile signatures of famous people. List of available bindings and prices, alligator imitation - sample inside front board; sheep sprinkled - sample inside rear board. List of facsimile signatures of famous subscribers including Chester A. Arthur, Henry Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, U. S. Grant, and others. Blank subscriber pages, full American Russia spine pasted inside rear board along with Sheep Sprinkled board. .

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        Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften vornehmlich in Deutschland. [3 Bde.; komplett].

      München / Leipzig, R. Oldenbourg, - 1901 1889 - Gr.8°, XLVI, XXXIX, XLVIII S. Inhaltsverz., 2915 S., (Neuere) Priv.-Lwd. m. ldr. goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Lwd. tlw. min. unfrisch u. stockfl., Papier etw. gebräunt, einige wenige Anstreichungen; allg. gutes Ex. Jeweils EA. 1. Bd.: Altertum, Mittelalter, XV. und XVI. Jahrhundert; - Max Jähns (1837-1900) trat 1854 in das Aachen stationierte 28. Infanterie-Regiment der Preußischen Armee ein, kam 1859 an die Kriegsakademie und wurde 184 zum Regimentsadjutanten ernannt. Nach kurzer Unterbrechung trat er 1866 wieder in den Dienst und tat während des Deutschen Krieges als Dezernent im Kriegsministeriums Dienst. 1867 ging er in die geographisch-statistische Abteilung des Großen Generalstabs. Im Krieg gegen Frankreich diente er 1870/71 als Kommissar des Generalstabs für die Eisenbahn Weißenburg-Paris, eine der entscheidenden Transportverbindungen für den Kriegsverlauf. 1872 wurde Max Jähns auf den Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Kriegskunst an die Kriegsakademie berufen. 1885 wurde er zum Oberstleutnant befördert und trat 1886 in den Ruhestand. 5100 gr. Schlagworte: Militaria-KriegsgeschichteGeschichte - allgemein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. ARACHNIDA-ARANEIDEA by Octavius Pickard-Cambridge and F.O. Pickard-Cambridge.

      - London, 1889-1905. 3 volumes (2 text volumes and 1 atlas). 4to (315 x 250mm). pp. xv, 317; ix, 610, with 93 plates of which 63 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt lettering on spines. The complete section on spiders of 'Biologia Centrali Americana'. The first volume is by Octavius Pickard-Cambridge and the second by F.O. Pickard-Cambridge. Japanese stamp of Mr. Kikumaro Okano on titles. A fine copy.Nissen ZBI, 3169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Avesta. The sacred books of the Parsis. Published under the patronage of the Secretary of State for India in Council. 3 volumes set.

      Stuttgart, Kohlhammer, 1889-1896. Folio (35 x 28 cm). 3 titles, LVI, IV, 239 + 277 + 139 pp. Bound in 2 contemporary half cloth bindings. *Original edition. Prolegommena and introduction in English, the Indian texts in Indian language. - Titles back side stamped, spines with some traces of a label. Bindings a bit rubbed to the edges. In all a good copy of the first edition, inside clean and in unused condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Indologie

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        The history of Alexander the Great. Being the Syriac Version of the Pseudo-Callisthenes. Edited from Five Manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes.

      University Press 1889 - University Press, Cambridge, 1889. First edition. 8o, 111+ 291 & 275 pages. Red percaline. Very good condition. Light foxing. Ex-libris Samuel Webster Allen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poèmes d'Edgar Poe; Traduction en Prose de Stéphane Mallarmé; Avec Portrait et Illustrations par Édouard Manet

      Léon Vanier, Paris 1889 - 4to. [viii], 165 pp. Illustrated. Original wrappers (conserved), very good copy in clam-shell case. (30456). Frontispiece, followed by full-page illustration (Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe), with seven gravures (tissue guards), by Manet in-text, and with Manet's portrait of the Raven on the cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE CONQUEST OF THE MOON: A STORY OF THE BAYOUDA ...

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Limited,. 1889. original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold, black and gray, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, all edges plain, light yellow coated endpapers.. Light wear to corners and spine ends, some bubbling to cloth on rear. cover, a very good or somewhat better copy with bright cover. stamping. (#137075). First edition. A translation of LE EXILES DE LA TERRE: SELENE-COMPANY LIMITED ... (1887), a well-known interplanetary novel by a colleague of Jules Verne. Financiers attempt to exploit the resources of the moon. They magnetize a mountain in the Sahara to pull the satellite into close proximity of the earth. However, through miscalculation, their observatory is drawn from the earth to a lunar valley from which they later escape, descending to earth via parachute. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1281. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 494. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 698. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 134. Locke, Voyages in Space 125. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 38. Bleiler (1978), p. 119. Reginald 08704.

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        Autographed Letter, Signed, ALS Federal Club

      New York, 1889. Manuscript. Very good. ALS. 2pg. 4" x 6". March 27, 1889. 689 Madison Avenue, New York. An early autograph letter signed "Theodore Roosevelt" addressed to Roosevelt's future Secretary of War and Secretary of State Elihu Root. Thirty-one year old Roosevelt wrote "My dear Root, I enclose one of the blanks at which your haughty soul revolted; but I hope you will sign it and send it back; if we manage it well I think quite a good club can be made out of the Federal; and I think there is room for such a one." Roosevelt refers to the Federal Club of New York, a political group that supported Roosevelt early in his political career. He frequently spoke at the club and briefly helped run. It is penned on pages one and three of four page stationery, and the pages have been separated. There is a brown toning area to the center of the first page. It is matted in blue and framed in gold with a portrait of the President in the center. Such early letters from Roosevelt are scarce, especially letters mentioning the Federal Club.

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        THE MARQUIS AND THE MOON: A STORY .

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co, 1889 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-39 [40: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original tan cloth, front cover stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. This fantastic romance was published simultaneously in cloth and in printed paper wrappers. Aided by the power of "green electricity," a liquid which transmits matter along the Moon's rays, an American visitor to Italy and his companion, an Italian alchemist, are transported to the Moon, which is populated by former inhabitants of Earth. The American falls in love with the Princess of the Moon and literally leaves his heart when he is forced to return to Earth. The Moon is "represented as Coleridge's Xanadu, where princesses and demons dwell and Alph the Sacred River runs underground. Also contains a time travel element -- the hero returns to Earth 30 minutes before he left." - Locke, Voyages in Space 132. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy. p. 143. Reginald 09189. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 3394 (locating 3 copies). Touch of rubbing to cloth along outer joints, fore- edge of front free endpaper wrinkled, a bright, very good copy. Rare. (#147620) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SYLVIE AND BRUNO and SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. BOTH SIGNED BY CARROLL & IN RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING

      London, Macmillan, 1889.. 2 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1889 and 1893. BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY LEWIS CARROLL and in the RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING. 8vo, approximately 188 x 125 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss in each volume, frontispieces with tissue guards, pages: xxiii, (1), 400, (2) - adverts but lacking final single page of adverts; xxxi, (1), 423, (7). Both volumes are unusually bound in original publisher's white imitation morocco, triple ruled gilt border to both covers, small triple gilt circle to centre of covers, enclosing gilt head of Sylvie to upper cover and gilt head of Bruno to lower cover of Volume I, and enclosing gilt head of the Professor to upper cover and gilt head of the Chancellor to lower cover on Volume II, BOTH SPINES MISSING and now professionally rebacked in matching white morocco with triple gilt rule at head and tail and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, white endpapers in Volume I and black endpapers in Volume II. The white bindings were for presentation and are very rare. Both volumes have the same inscription in black ink on the half-title by Lewis Carroll: "Adelaide A. Brooks, from the Author. Mar. 27 1897". Covers very lightly soiled, corners slightly worn, just showing cardboard at tips, endpapers and half-titles lightly foxed, small pale spot on half-title of Volume II, tissue guards to frontispieces foxed, light foxing to margin of frontispieces and margin of title pages, very occasional small mark to margins, mostly pale. Rare white bound set of first editions with inscriptions by Lewis Carroll (lacking final leaf of adverts in Volume I as noted). See: Williams, Madan and Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, page 150 and page 171. Some copies were bound (presumably for presentation) in green cloth, and at least one in white cloth decorated in gold. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, revised edition of the Handbook, does not mention the white binding. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chemistry with Illustrations: Science Primers Series (from the Library of H P Lovecraft, Signed By HPL with His name and Address, as well as HPL's Address Stamp )

      New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: American Book Company, NO DATE (circa 1889 ), 1st ABC Edition, First Printing , 1889. ------------hardcover, brown cloth, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear, signed by HPL on the front blank endpaper including his Angell St address, as well this has HPL's Angell St address stamp on the same endpaper, this is item # 744 in S T Joshi's LOVECRAFT's LIBRARY, a catalogue 2002, Second edition, revised and updated, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Text Cover.

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        L'Île mystérieuse

      Edition "A la bannière" aux plats biseautés, violet sur fond rouge vermillon.  Illiustrée de 154 dessins par Férat gravés par Barbant. Catalogue EL pour l'année 1889. Volume triple.Cartonnage d'éditeur type 6 signé Lenègre. Plaque signée Souze. Second plat de type e1 au macaron central sur fond noir, avec motif géométrique en encadrement. Belle plaque supérieure, aux ors bien brillants, nette ; second plat idem. spine éclairci uniformément. Coins frottés. Une légère déchirure en queue sur 0,5cm, sans conséquence. Quelques rousseurs éparses, dans les marges.Bel exemplaire.L'île mystérieuse est liée, sans être une suite, à deux autres romans de Jules Verne, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, et Les enfants du capitaine Grant. L'auteur s'est notamment inspiré de Robinson Crusoé pour l'existence des naufragés sur une île déserte. Hetzel Paris 1888 Grd. in-8 (17,5x28cm) relié

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        President Benjamin Harrison appoints a Surgeon in the Marine Hospital Service

      Washington, D. C., March 21, 1889. 17.5" x 13.75". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Benj Harrison"" as President and ""William Windom"" as Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 17.5"" x 13.75"". Washington, D.C., March 21, 1889. Completed in manuscript. On parchment. Patriotic vignette at top center. Fine condition.In part, ""Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Diligence and Discretion of James C. Perry, I have Nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do Appoint him an Assistant Surgeon in the Marine Hospital Service of the United States..."""

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        A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

      1889 - New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. 2 pp undated ads. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt, black and grey. First Edition of Twain's satirical time-traveling fantasy -- probably preceding the English edition titled A YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR (both editions were issued in early December, precedence unknown). Hank Morgan, knocked out during a fight, comes to in Camelot in the year 528, where he avoids execution by successfully predicting an eclipse, uses 19th century weapons to help repel an attack, marries, and has a child -- only to be put into a deep sleep by Merlin, to reawaken in his proper era.~On all copies the title word "Connecticut" was curiously omitted from the binding. This copy has the p. 59 plate in the second state, lacking the odd S-shaped ornament between the words "The" and "King"; it is blank on p. [i], and has rust brown-on-light blue-grey patterned endpapers (no precedence established for these latter points). This is a very good-plus copy (minor wear at the bottom of the spine, endpapers cracking as usual with this hefty volume, a trace of cover soil). McBride p. 125; Blanck 3429. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray issued London, c. 1895 by Smith, Elder & Co. pp. each approx. 200. 50 volume set in full polished crushed morocco. Illustrated with plates. Limited Edition, #131 of 1000 copies.

       4to (265 x 180 mm). IIlustrated with engraved frontispieces, vignette titles, plates, text illustrations, and initials, all on India paper. The Christmas Books with colored plates. One of 1,000 large paper copies. Period dark blue full crushed morocco bindings, raised bands gilt ruled, ornate gilt stamped compartments & spine lettering, boards outlined in concentric sets of triple gilt ruled boxes, ornate gilt stamped designs to the four corners w/ red morocco inlays, a.e.g., both inner boards with large central red morocco panels, ornately gilt ruled dentelles, blue silk-moire endpapers. Numerous original watercolours scattered through-out the first volume, including several full page hand colored original engravings plus many smaller and lovely marginal watercolours. All the watercolours are quite beautiful, well executed and of a high artistic standard. A monumental and imposing set, composed of 50 volumes [of 52]. The set survives lacking 2 volumes (volumes numbered 40 & 42). Nevertheless, this unfortunate fault is entirely forgivable when you actually view the set in a bookcase. Overall, the set is well preserved, leather remaining supple & rich in appearance. Spines uniformly and pleasantly age-toned to brown as often occurs with dark blue leather, some small scattered scuffing & rubbing in spots, a few spine ends rubbed, worn or slightly chipped or fraying, some raised bands scuffed, other minor age flaws, etc. But overall a very attractive and imposing turn-of-the- century leather bound set in a deluxe period binding, perhaps custom-bound for the original owner. Almost certainly a massive set such as this would have been offered in different levels of binding, from simple cloth up through 1/2 leather to the top, full crushed morocco with inlay. This set almost transcends typical publishers leather bindings of the era and strongly suggests custom. Handsome shelf appearance despite the light age wear. On the shelf you would almost never notice the lacking volumes, as the spine base numbering is tiny and visually lost in the beautiful gilt decorated spines. With some volumes placed boards outward for display, this fault would be undetectable and of no significance. Final leaf of vol. 1 has a full page inscription which reads This set of Thackeray of the original Smith, Elder Edition was presented to my father, Eugene Field, in London in 1889 by his friend Andrew Lang and he had it specially bound. Eugene Field, Sept. 20- 1924. This inscription was then notarized in Illinois by G.D. Edwards. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibliophile Ausgabe, Englische Literatur, Illustrierte Ausgabe

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        Published three years before she "took an axe," Lizzie Borden has signed her name in her copy of "The Index Guide to Travel and Art-Study in Europe." It is annotated in her hand with over 20 words.

      [Fall River, Mass.], n.d.. 16mo.. "Book Signed ""L. A. Borden"" on the blank page following the front free-endpaper. Her copy of The Index Guide to Travel and Art-Study in Europe by Lafayette C. Loomis, 573 pages plus 10 pages of advertisements, 4.5"" x 6.75"". New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. Alphabetized. Full black calf with gilt lettering. Frontispiece, numerous maps, floor plans and illustrations. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Half of the spine is missing or damaged. Covers worn at edges, bumped. Very good condition.On the blank page preceding the back free-endpaper, Lizzie Borden has penciled five lines, in part, ""checked red cushion ... prettiest picture of kind ever saw. Blue A.M. glory growing up on one side."" She's also penciled ""Miss S.W. Fox / 99 Irving St. / Cambridge / Mass."" Miss Sarah Winslow Fox (1840-1911) was a teacher in Somerville High School from 1868-1906. From 1882-1883, she travelled and studied in Europe. There are numerous ""x"" and other marks next to some of the entries. Next to ""Luxembourg, The Palace of,"" Miss Lizzie Borden has penciled ""did not visit."" She may have discussed this book with Miss Fox.Of course, Lizzie is better known from this most familiar rhyme recited at the time of her 1892 murder trial (and afterwards after she was acquitted): ""Lizzie Borden took an axe / And gave her mother forty whacks. / When she saw what she had done, / She gave her father forty-one.Anything signed by Lizzie Borden is extremely rare. In 2003, a signed copy of a book owned by her sold for $6000. Only three ALsS signed by her have sold at auction in the last 25 years, the latest bringing over $8000. "

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        Die Kunst der Fliegenfischerei auf Forellen und Aschen in Deutschland und Oesterreich. 2. Ausgabe.

      Leipzig, Tesmer, 1889. - (20,5 x 14 cm). X, 180 S. Mit koloriertem lithographiertem Frontispiz und 4 kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Geprägter Leinwandband der Zeit. Das erste in Deutschland verfasste Werk über Fliegenfischen, entgegen der Angaben auf dem Titelblatt, hier in der dritten und letzten Ausgabe. - "In der Kunst der Fliegenfischerei hatte es Horroks (!) zu hoher Vollendung gebracht, es muß ihm zum Ruhme nachgesagt werden, daß er durch Lehre und Beispiel, durch seine Schriften und durch schonende Behandlung der Fischwasser und die kunstgerechte Befischung viel dazu beigetragen hat, die Fliegenfischerei in Deutschland zu verfeinern und größeren Bekanntheitsgrad zu geben" (Huber). - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, Titelblatt stärker. Vorsätze erneuert. Einband leicht bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Huber S. 161; vgl. Westwood-Satchell S. 119 (EA)

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        PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER: A STORY OF THE AGES ...

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited,. 1889. original brown cloth, front panel printed in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, black coated endpapers.. A fine copy. (#151789). First edition? Reincarnation novel dedicated to H. Rider Haggard by the author. "Adventure story about two ancient Egyptians who, as a result of knowledge lost to us, are able to be resuscitated at intervals through the centuries, something of a predecessor of PHRA THE PHOENICIAN." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 50. An earlier edition is reported on OCLC, the only copy of which is in the National Library of Australia: London: Gordon and Gotch, 1887, 92 pages, illustrations, 22 cm. (Is this perhaps a copyright edition, prepared from an earlier magazine appearance?) Published in paper and in cloth as Arrowsmith's "Bristol Library," number 35. Bleiler (1978), p. 120. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905, VIII, p. 228.

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        L\'eau. 23 compositions par A. Sezanne de l\'Académie de Bologne. Texte par Alphonse Daudet, Paul Arène, Charles Yriarte et Henri de Parville.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1889. 1.Ausgabe. 3 leere Bl., 1 Bl., 44 S.Text, dazwischen 14 Bl.Taf.mit je 1 Deckblatt, 2 Bl., 3 leere Bl. Nr.67 von 525 num.Expl. Vom Verleger signiert. Mit 14 Tafeln in Kupfer-Radierung, mit farbig Holzst.-Titelblatt, 4 getönten Titel-Illustr., 1 farbigen Vorsatz-Vignette und 3 getönten Vignetten von A. Sezanne. 46 cm. x 36 cm. Halblederband d.Zeit mit Goldprägung und Buntpapierbezug. Die Texte: Alphonse Daudet. Qui veut boire?... L\'eau est fraiche! / Paul Arène. Un piccolo poema sull\' acqua. / Charles Yriarte. Le poème de l\'eau. / Henri de Parville. D\'ou vient l\'eau. Die Kupfer-Radierungen: La pluie. / La grêle. / La neige. / La glace. / Les lagunes. / La ville sur l\'eau (Venise). / Le ruisseau. / La cascade. / Le fleuve. / Le marais. / Le canal. / Le lac. / Le mistral. / Le calme. Einband stellenweise berieben, untere Ecken stärker bestossen; Tafeln leicht gebräunt (Ränder stärker) und leicht stockfleckig. Französische Bücher, Französische Literatur, Illustrata 19.Jh., Kunst 19.Jh., Literatur 19.Jh., Nummeriertes Exemplar, I.v.1900

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        Der Natürliche Werth

      Wien, Alfred Hölder 1889 - Ein Band in 8vo; (2) blank, (2) Vortitel, XVI, 239, (1) Seiten; originaler grüner Leineneinband mit schwarzem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, nur gering berieben oder bestossen, auf der Innenseite des hinteren Deckels befindet sich ein japanisches Bibliotheksetikett sowie ein Stempel, Schnitt gestempelt, innen schwache Bräunung zu den Rändern hin, sonst sauber und frisch, ein gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe, von großer Seltenheit. Diese Arbeit von von Wieser wird mit Recht als „klassische Leistung“ angesehen und hat überaus viel zur Verbreitung des Gedankengutes der Österreichischen Schule der Nationalökonomie in der ganzen Welt beigetragen (Sauer 5/1968, 2541). Menger Sp. 395, Blaug, Great economists before Keynes p. 280, Batson p. 206, Cat. Sraffa 6632 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber

      1889 - CIBBER, Colley. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by Himself… London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. Two volumes. Quarto, early-20th century full dark green morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $1800.Limited later edition of Cibber’s celebrated memoir of his life in the theater, number 229 of 305 copies, beautifully bound by Riviere & Son.“The most influential theatrical personage” during much of the first half of the 18th century in England, Colley Cibber “achieved notable success as an actor and as a comic playwright… The sprightliness, variety and individuality of his work, aided by his ability to create effective roles for leading members of the Drury Lane company made many, if not most, of his comedies consistently ‘good theater.” First published in 1740, Cibber’s Apology offers a valuable “account of the [English] drama from 1660 to the time in the [1730s] when the old Drury Lane company of actors finally disppeared” (Baugh et al., 885-86, 1035). With 26 mezzotints in double suite and 18 etchings. In addition to the “Apology” itself, this edition also includes James Wright’s “Historia Histrionica” (1699) and Anthony Aston’s “Brief Supplement” to Cibber’s Lives of the Actors (1747). Also published in a limitation of 20 copies on Japan vellum. Spines uniformly toned to brown, a few spots of foxing to fore-edge. A fine copy, beautifully bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1889. The "Bedford" Edition. Books and cabinet fine. The "Bedford" Edition. 11 of 12 volumes. In cabinet case. Book measure 4 3/4" and are bound in red cloth with gilt spine titles, including the names of the plays, t.e.g. Housed in a wooden cabinet with glass door with a spring button latch, the cabinet with decorative top piece with "Shakespeare" titled. (There would not be room for all 12 volumes in the cabinet).

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        Les Confessions

      Launette et Cie, Paris 1889 - 2 tomes en 4 volumes in-4. Maroquin rouge, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné, double filet sur les coupes, large encadrement intérieur décoré, doublure et garde de soie brodé, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, étuis bordés (Canape. R. D.). Nouvelle édition illustrée de 96 compositions de Maurice Leloir, dont 62 hors-texte. Exemplaire sur Japon offert à Georges Sinoquet. Il comporte trois états des gravures et est orné d'une grande composition originale aquarellée en couleurs signée par Maurice Leloir, spécialement dessinée pour M. Sinoquet. Cet exemplaire est enrichi de 27 gravures des XVIIIème et XIXème siècles et d'un dessin original aquarellé non signé. Très bel exemplaire en maroquin de Canape. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirvedute in Rosenform ('Souvenir De L'Exposition 1889. - De Posé').

      - Lithographie, dat. 1889, 24 x 23,5 Sehr seltene Souvenirvedute mit 28 Ansichten zur Weltausstellung in Paris (Das Deckblatt in Farblithographie). - Die Ansichten zeigen u.a. Ministere De La Guerre, Fontaine Central, Trocadero, Tour Eifel, Dome Central, Palais Des Beaux Arts, Salvador, Monaco, Algerie, Colonies, Maison Russe, Maison Hindoue, Nigaragua, Paraguay, Bolivie, Chili, Venezuela, Maison Japonaise, Guatemala, Republique Argentine, Republique de L'Equateur, Pacode D'Angkor, Republique Dominicaine, Village Javanais, Temple Indien, Mexique, Rue De Caire u. Bresil. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Les Jeux du Cirque et la Vie foraine. Illustrations de Jules Garnier.

      - P., E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1889, In-4, pleine percaline grise éditeur, plat orné d'une composition en couleurs (scène d'acrobatie ), titre en lettres dorées et noires, tranches dorées, V-250 pp. Edition originale illustrée de nombreux dessins en couleurs (de nombreux exemplaires n'étant illustrés qu'en noir).Un grand classique de l'histoire du cirque dans son cartonnage signé A. Souze en parfaite condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle Héloise. Avec une préface par J. Grand-Carteret. Dessins d?Edmond Hédouin gravés par lui-même et par Toussaint. Eaux-fortes de Lalauze imprimées dans le texte. 6 vol.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1889 - . 17,5 x 11,5 cm. 6 Bde. Umschläge in braun/blau, Vortitel- und Titelblätter in rot/schwarz. Mit 1 Portrait von J. J. Rouseau in 2 Zuständen, 6 radierte Tafeln in 2 Zuständen und 12 radierte Vignetten. Kopfgoldschnitt. Blaues Maroquin (5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelvergoldung, Kanten und Innenkantenvergoldung. Alle Schutzumschläge sind eingebunden. In Schuber mit Lederkanten. Einbände signiert: Ourvand. (Petit Bibliothèque Artistique). Vicaire I/605. Nr. 5 von 25 sur papier de Chine (petit papier), mit den Tafeln in 2 Zuständen. Altes Ex Libris auf Innendeckeln. Unbeschnitten (non rogné). Schönes und tadelloses Exemplar. Belle et en parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta. 3 Bände.

      Wien-Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-91. Gr.-8°. Mit 3 Titelportraits, 385 Textillustrationen, 120 mitpag. Tafeln, 25 tlw. gefalt. bzw. farb. Karten u. 2 gefalt. Stammbäumen. Zus. ca. 1870 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe. - Bericht über die beiden großen Reisen des deutsch-russischen Afrikaforschers, „mit ebensoviel Geschick wie wissenschaftlichem Können“ (Henze) unternommen. Das Werk „gilt noch heute als eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikalitteratur“ (ADB). - Einbände tlw. etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Exlibris a. den Innendeckeln. Eine Karte m. Einriß. - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. - Henze II, 728; ADB L, 728; Embacher 160; Paulitschke I, 116; Kainbacher 204. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Junker, Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta

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        CAPTAIN KIDDLE ...

      New York: John B. Alden, Publisher,. 1889. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and silver.. Early owner's name and address on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed. at spine ends and corner tips, partial hairline split to inner front. hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy. A scarce book.. (#147973). First edition. A fantastic lost race adventure story which appears to be a parody of nautical tall tales, dime novel adventure fiction, and Arctic exploration narratives. Captain Kiddle and his crew (which includes a Mexican, a Black American, a native American, a Jew, a Mongolian cook and others) are shipwrecked in the Arctic region and make land on a temperate island in an open sea where they are enslaved by seven-foot tall natives. Also present on the island are enslaved members a race of people who lived in the region long before the "creation of man." Includes a 200-foot long sea serpent that occasionally ventures out of sea and chases the natives, a fountain of youth which rejuvenates limbs put into it, a pool which petrifies flesh instantly, giant birds of prey with 30-foot wing spans, ruins of a vast uninhabited city of great antiquity at the north pole, and more. "Sinbad-like adventures" according to Wright; "of no interest" according to Bleiler. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 781. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 300. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05473. Wright (III) 1897.

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        [FVW 49]. Symphonie pour orchestre. [Full score]

      Paris: J. Hamelle [PN J. 3059 H.]. [1889-90]. Folio. Quarter dark blue cloth with marbled boards, original publisher's gray printed wrappers bound in. 1f. (title), 151, [i] (blank). Engraved. Printer's note to lower right corner of final page of music: "Gravure et Impression de Breitkopf & Härtel à Leipzig." Printed price list to title: "Réduction pour Piano à 4 mains par l'auteur Prix net Fr. 10._ Partition d'Orchestre, net 25 Fr. Parties d'Orchestre, net [blank]." Printed dedication: "À mon ami Henri Duparc." Double publisher's number "J. 3019.3059.H," referring to four-hand arrangement and full score, to foot of title. Publisher's oval handstamp to lower right corner of title. Markup in blue pencil by an unknown conductor to first two movements. Upper wrapper torn and partly detached. Slightly browned; upper outer corners up to p. 42 dampstained. . First Edition, first issue. Mohr p. 279. Fuld pp. 566-67. Later issues have a framed copyright notice to the upper left corner of the first page of music; the price lists to the title are also more elaborate.

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        Nietzsche contra Wagner, Aktenstücke eines Psychologen (Nietzsche contra Wagner, Documents of a Psychologist).

      C. G. Naumann, Leipzig 1889 - TP + [i] = Vorwort + 1-[42], Octavo. First Edition (Schaberg 57). Only ONE HUNDRED COPIES Printed - Nietzsche's Inflammatory Final Attack on Richard Wagner.Nietzsche simply exploded in a frenzy of creativity during his last three months-to the point where he himself was uncertain as to exactly which book he was going to write or edit on any given day. In addition, work on this particular book is concentrated in the month of December 1888, so we have to contend with the added confusion caused by Nietzsche's rapid deterioration into madness as the month draws to a close.The manuscript was produced very quickly because the work itself was short-only forty-two pages-and it consisted entirely of snippets of Nietzsche's previously published works, arranged here to prove that he and Wagner had always been opposed to one another. There were, however, small additions and changes made to the previously published texts which made the arguments much more pointed and personal [so] here we have the opportunity to see another fascinating side of Nietzsche's writing and thought: Nietzsche as Editor. Nietzsche originally requested that Naumann "take care of this small matter immediately," but two days later, on 17 December, he changed his mind and asked his publisher to devote all of his time to the printing of the first two press sheets of Ecce homo so that he could send them to his French and English translators: "when the two press sheets are finished, then we will go back to Nietzsche contra Wagner." At this point, his precipitous decline into madness increased dramatically and it is clearly reflected in his correspondence with Naumann-Nietzsche simply could not make up his mind about what he wanted to print and publish next Naumann was being inundated with instructions from Nietzsche: on Thursday, 20 December alone, he received one telegram and two letters By 2 January, he was almost completely over the edge as he wrote to Naumann: "Events have made the small writing Nietzsche contra Wagner completely obsolete. Please send me immediately the poems which constitute the final ending as well as the last poem I sent to you called "Fame and Eternity." Proceed with Ecce."When Overbeck arrived in Turin on 8 January 1889, he found the demented Nietzsche in his room correcting proofs for Nietzsche contra Wagner. During the following weeks, there was much confusion over what was to be done about the printing: Gast suggested several changes and urged publication while Overbeck was shocked by the book and felt that it would be a disservice to Nietzsche to publish it.Eventually, Naumann printed only 100 copies of Nietzsche contra Wagner. The small pamphlet of forty-two pages came wrapped in off-white paper covers with text that was identical to the title page except for the addition of another decorative border. The back cover was blank. Copies were given to Nietzsche's friends for private distribution in mid-February of 1889: twenty copies were sent to Overbeck and the rest to Peter Gast. The first public edition of the book was not printed until the end of November of 1894 when it was included in the eighth volume of the collected works. Most of the copies of the book that went to Peter Gast eventually came to the Nietzsche Archive, and Elisabeth fell into the habit of giving away copies with a personal signed inscription on the front cover as a sign of her favor.(Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, pp. 169-173) original wraps with the covers browned and spotted. Title page and last leaf are also foxed. Preserved in a handsome clamshell box. Excepting only the foxing to the covers, this is a well-preserved and lovely copy of scarce book. ADDTIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada, with special reference to New England.

      - Cambridge, published by the author, 1889. 3 volumes. 4to (280 x 200mm). pp. xl, 1958, with 3 portraits, 3 (2 folded) coloured maps and 89 lithographed plates, of which 36 are partly or fully coloured. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt ornamented spines. Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1837-1911) is to be regarded as one of the greatest systematic entomologists so far produced in America and as the founder of insect paleontology. He was a leading specialist in the orders of Orthoptera and Lepidoptera and described many new species. His most famous work is the above offered publication, which is still a standard work on the subject. "The plates in Scudder's book were produced by chromolithography. Trouvelot and Poujade were the artists for the original paintings, but the stones were prepared by a skilful lithographer, Thomas Sinclair. Ten different stones had to be used to accommodate all the colours in this plate and great care was needed to align and print all the colours' (P. Gilbert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 50). A beautifully bound copy. Perforated stamp at the lower margin of title-pages.Nissen ZBI, 3792. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To Siam and Malaya in the Duke of Sutherland's Yacht" Sans Peur"

      White Lotus, London 1889 - To Siam and Malaya in the Duke of Sutherland's Yacht" Sans Peur" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NINE MEN'S MORRICE: STORIES COLLECTED AND RE-COLLECTED ...

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. And New York: 15 East 16th Street,. 1889. original reddish brown cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, white endpapers with publisher's ship and swan pattern printed in light brown.. Cloth rubbed and darkened, possibly some re-coloring of cloth, inner. front hinge cracked but holding, a good copy. (#150697). First edition. "Mixed collection, mostly supernatural in a lighter vein. 'Lilith,' tragic love triangle from past recurs; 'Mr. Morton's Butler' and 'Lady Volant,' Hoffmanesque encounters with Old Nick; 'The Green Lady,' detective runs a ghost-for-hire agency (ensuring a better class of spirit for stately homes); 'Edged Tools' (collaboration with Brander Matthews), Blitzini the conjurer employs real spirits to do his tricks, gets more than he bargained for; 'Dreams,' somnambulist communicates with moon, inhabitants respond: DO STOP YOUR CONFOUNDED NIGHTMARES. Imaginative pieces, clever and entertaining." - Robert Knowlton. "Cosmopolitan settings and careful craftsmanship offer refined pleasures for the patient reader. Beneath the starch and gentility lie some genuine strangeness." - Robert Eldridge. Pollock also wrote HE (1887), a parody of Haggard's SHE, in collaboration with Andrew Lang. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 91. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in the Eaton catalogue. Hubin (1994), p. 650. Wolff 5582.

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        Constitution of the Proposed State of Wyoming adopted in Convention at Cheyenne, Wyoming. September 30, 1889

      Cheyenne, Wyo: The Cheyenne Leader Printing Co, 1889. First edition, second issue (with the Ordinances followed by the printed list of delegates on page 56). Collation: Leaf of title (verso blank), Constitution on pp. [3]-53 (verso blank); Ordinances on p. [55-56] ; Address to the People on pp. [57]--60, [1, blank] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original yellow printed wrappers; a single minute chip from the top edge of the upper wrapper, else fine or better and rare thus. Laid in to cloth drop box. First edition, second issue (with the Ordinances followed by the printed list of delegates on page 56). Collation: Leaf of title (verso blank), Constitution on pp. [3]-53 (verso blank); Ordinances on p. [55-56] ; Address to the People on pp. [57]--60, [1, blank] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Streeter 2258

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Bas les coeurs! 1870-1871

      Albert Savine 1889 - - Albert Savine, Paris 1889, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, poinçon de service de presse sur le second plat. Rare envoi autographe signé de Georges Darien à monsieur Conil. Deux petits accrocs restaurés sur le dos, manques angulaires sur le premier plat qui comporte également trois déchirures, piqûres sur les plats. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition, press service of punch on the second course. Rare autograph signed by the author Mr. Conil. Two small snags restored on the back, angled gaps on the first board that also includes three tears, spots on boards. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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