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        Narrative and Critical History of America

      Houghton, Mifflin Company, Boston 1889 - Tall quarto; Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spines are lettered in gilt, decorated with six sections and five raised bands, top edges are gilt, marbled endpapers; Numerous illustrations in text, including frontispiece portrait of Justin Windsor, maps, facsimiles, portraits, etc. A fine handsome set. Some shelfwear along edges; Justin Winsor (1831?-1897) was a writer and prominent librarian at the Boston Public Library and later at Harvard University, where he professionalized library management and became one of the US's first academic librarians. He was also a founding member of both the ALA and the AHA and edited numerous volumes on American History. "Composed of critical essays by different writers covering American history in detail to the adoption of the Constitution and briefly to about 1850. The most valuable parts of the work are the critical essays on the sources and Mr. Winsor's notes, which together form an exhaustive and generally critical account of the printed and manuscript sources and of the secondary authorities on American history. The volumes are rich in facsimiles of maps, historical illustrations, and portraits. For the student it is the most useful and valuable work on American history that he can possess." Larned, The Literature of American History Howes W-578. Howes states, "If competently revised and brought more nearly to date, would be the most useful single work on the Western Hemisphere, is history, cartography and bibliography". This Riverside Press large paper edition, limited to 550 sets [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opere.

      ditta Nicola Zanichelli 1889-1909 17 (di 20) volumi in - 4° (cm. 29), legature coeve in m. pelle e angoli (lievissime abrasioni e aloni), titoli in oro ai comparti dei dorsi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati, brossura editoriale conservata. Importante edizione originale delle opere complete nell'impressione di lusso in grande formato. Fu stampata in soli cento esemplari numerati (il ns. n.18 dedicato a Remigia Ponti Spitalieri); amplissimi margini e carta a mano in ottimo stato, testatine e capilettera in xilografia. Contiene: I) Discorsi letterari e storici; II) Primi saggi; III) Bozzetti e scherme; IV) Confessioni e battaglie; V) Ceneri e faville (prima serie); VI) Juvenilia e Levia gravia; VII) Ceneri e faville (seconda serie); VIII) Studi letterari; IX) Giambi ed epodi e Rime nuove; X) Studi saggi e discorsi; XI) Ceneri e faville; XIII) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XIV) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XVII) Odi barbare e Rime e ritmi; XVIII) Archeologia poetica; XIX) Melica e lirica del Settecento; XX) Cavalleria e umanesimo; mancano i tre volumi XII, XV, XVI. Fra il 1921 e il 1929 l'intera collana fu ristampata. «La edizione è tale da fare grandissimo onore alla loro tipografia: non so chi in Italia abbia mai fatto di meglio, tanto è severamente elegante la stampa e nitida la impressione» [Guido Mazzoni a Cesare Zanichelli, Roma 29 gennaio 1889]. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Mrs. Severn. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen. 1889. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth dark-red cloth over beveled boards, lettered in gold on the front covers and spines, blue floral-patterned endpapers. Publisher's advertisements on two pages at the back of volumes two and three. Early owner's initials in light pencil on the top edges, volume two gently cocked, a bright, fine set. Carter was the author of three domestic romances, all published by Bentley. Born in Yorkshire (1853), the daughter of Thomas Carter, a magistrate and retired silk mercer. She became friends with Ellen Gissing (mother of George Gissing), and in 1912 she published extracts from Gissing's letters to her in Thomas Power O'Connor's T.P. Weekly. A very scarce, handsome set. OCLC locates 3 copies. Coustillas, The Diary of George Gissing. .

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        The Blue Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1889. First Edition, First Printing. Good. Cloth shows light edge wear. Spine dulled, with a 1.25 inch split in the cloth at the base, and light chipping at the head. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. Tissue guard present, though with several tears. Several hinges in text block lightly exposed. Foxing throughout. First edition of the first title in Andrew Lang's fairy book series.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

      Charles Webster & Co., New York 1889 - Later issue without the "S" between The King on page [59], perfect type on page 72. 575pp., [2]pp. Ads at rear, bound in olive green pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in blue-silver and gilt. The previous owner has written in a lovely script "Christmas 1889" on front blank. A clean bright copy, nearly fine. [BAL 3429] Size: Large Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles Webster & Co., New York 1889 - 1st edition, 1st issue with the "s" ornament in the caption of the plate on p.59. Original publisher's olive cloth, pictorially blocked in blue, gilt and black. Minimal wear or soiling. Quite a few little tears and chips in the lower margin of pages near the gutter. Otherwise, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Paradies.

      - Die Heimat der Kunst. Berlin, George & Fiedler 1889. Gr.-8°. 1 Bl., 194 S. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe der 1. Buchveröffentlichung, sehr selten. - Wilpert/G. 1. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 260.1. - Umschlag mit kleinen Randläsuren, innen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt; Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les confessions

      Edition illustrated with 96 original compositions by Maurice Leloir engraved etching.Binders full red morocco, back with five nerves, gilded dates tails golden wheels on the headdresses, framing a golden lace on contreplats, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, double nets gilded on the cuts, all slices golden, beautiful bindings then signed by Garidel.Preface by Jules Clarétie.Beautiful copy fully established. H. Launette & Cie Paris 1889 22x32cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Histoire de la bête du Gévaudan, véritable fléau de Dieu, d'après les documents inédits et authentiques

      Rare first edition of this book referring to the mysterious question of the Beast of Gevaudan. A small bright spot in the back foot. Chez l'auteur Saint-Martin-de-Boubaux 1889 9,5x14cm broché

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        DARWINISM.

      MacMillan Co., London: 1889 - [v]-xvi; [1]-494 pp. First edition; first printing; text in English. Frontispiece with tissue guard; 3/4 green leather with gilt stamped black label on a spine with raised cords. This is a 20th century custom binding with illustrative palm plant boards reflecting Wallace's interest and devotion to spending a great part of his life in the rain forest of Asia and the Amazon. Top edge speckled green tint matching green leather. Color folding map titled: The World in Mercator's Projection Showing the 1000 Fathom Line Around All Continents is in pristine condition. There are 17 full-page black and white illustrations plus full-page charts and graphs throughout. Binding tight; boards pristine; age toning to interior; two-page publisher's catalog at the back. A scarce Charles Darwin book, in a spectacular binding, almost always found as a second edition, this is the first issue. See additional images provided. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album Officiel de la Fete des Vignerons Vevey 1889

      Lausanne:: F. Payot; Loertscher & Files; Jacot Guillarmod,. 1889.. Very good condition. Rare official souvenir of the traditional Swiss wine festival, the Vevey Winegrowers' Festival, honoring the newest generation of wine makers. The festival, which first began in 1797, is organized by the Brotherhood of Winegrowers (Confrerie des Vignerons) in Vevey, Switzerland. Attended by hundreds of thousands, it continues to this day, with the next festival to take place in July and August of 2019. The festival's highlight is a pageant celebrating wine growing culture and traditions, with performances on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the Grande Place of the town. The main performance in 1999 involved more than 5,900 singers, actors and artists presenting both the traditional and modern aspects of making wine. At the end of the festival is a ceremony in which the best vintners of the area are crowned. Vevey is located on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne, in the French speaking area of Switzerland, and is the home of Nestle, which was founded here in 1867. This remarkable souvenir is beautifully illustrated with the participating members of the pageant, including the Swiss Guard (Detachement de Suisses), Young Winemakers (Jeunes Vignerons), Experienced Winemakers (Vignerons Primes), Bacchus, Fauns and Bacchantes, and the Chariot of the Winemaker (Char du Vigneron), and St. Martin of Tours (his feast day marks the beginning of the wine growing season), choirs, marionettes, animals and children. Folding panorama of the festival procession, measuring 6 inches in height by 16 feet wide., captions below in French. Red and green printed paper wrappers, with map at verso showing railroad route around Lac Leman. Folds into 5 1/4 x 6 3/4" pamphlet. OCLC: 715114720

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        Northern France from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire Including Paris and its Environs

      Leipzig: Baedeker. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Cloth. A Near Fine first edition, frontis map has a corner fold line. Quite uncommon in the original, Very Good dustjacket, professionally restored. Includes nine maps & 25 plans; An early example of Baedeker's plain buff dust wrapper; the only other such example we have seen is on the 1896 edition of " Nordwest-Deutschland." Around 1900 Baedeker began printing directly on the front panels of the wrappers, but did not switch to the familiar red jackets until after World War I .

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        The Shorter Poems of John Milton. With Twelve Illustrations

      Folio. London: Seeley, 1889. Folio, xx, 124 pages. With twelve full-page etchings after paintings by Palmer. Original gold-stamped vellum over boards, slight soiling to binding as usual with white vellum. Large-paper copy, limited to 135 copies (#40). Prepared by A.H. Palmer as a companion to the Virgil, this book used highly innovative photographic techniques to render paintings as etchings; these were achieved with the help of Dujardin and the printer Goulding. The large-paper edition is very scarce, and is vastly preferable to the regular issue. ?This stately volume contains twelve facsimiles of drawings by Palmer. They rank with his best work, and three notable etchings were inspired by them...? Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 223.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company 1889 - First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. 575 pp. plus a two-page publisher's advertisement. Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard. Original green cloth, yellow-green floral pattern end-papers. Page [i] blank and shows a small paper adhesion to the previous page, resulting in a small loss of material to [i]. BAL states that both forms (blank page and pages with fly-title) were published simultaneously. The S-like ornament on page 59 is not present in this copy. Housed in a custom-made slip case of red morocco spine with gilt lettering and five raised bands; maroon cloth over cardboard. Weight is four lbs. This is an exceptionally fine copy, as pristine as the day it was first published. Probably this is the finest copy that will ever become available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM OFFICIEL DE LA FETE DES VIGNERSONS

      VULLEMIN, E. PANORAMA. (WINE) ALBUM OFFICIEL DE LA FETE DES VIGNERONS VEVEY 1889. Lausanne & Vevey: F. Payot & Loertscher, Jacot Guillarmod 1889. Printed wrap covers, 5 1/4 x 6 7/8" when closed, scattered foxing, VG+. This is a souvenir of the wine harvesting festival held in Vevey Switzerland. The festival originated in the 1700's honoring Bacchus and the 1889 procession had more than 1300 costumed participants. The panorama consists of 48 panels (plus covers). Some participants (including many women) included: floats honoring Ceres and Pales, Roman goddesses of the harvest, floats honoring Bacchus, fauns wearing vines and skins, satyrs, groups representing all aspects of wine making from grape growers and pickers to wine merchants, musicians, yodelers, representatives of 22 Swiss Cantons in local dress, members of the Swiss Guards and ending with a wedding procession (many women) participants are all colorfully costumed. Lithographed by S. Krakow in Paris. Scarce.

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        Trésor du Bibliophile lorrain.

      Sidot Freres, Libraires-Editeurs 1889 Nancy, Sidot Frères, Libraires - Editeurs, 1889; in - folio (291 x 382 mm), 240 pp., Double - feuilles et feuilles libres, sous porte - folio à laçets. Exemplaire numéroté 89 / 130, tiré sur papier vergé, bords au fil d'eau. Edition originale. Introduction par J. Favier. Lettre de Léopold Delisle. Notices, catalogue alphabétique des livres reproduits dans ce « Trésor ». Table chronologique. Documenté par l'avis de paraître et de quelques documents glanés. Illustré de 125 titres ou frontispices, en fac - similé, d'ouvrages lorrains rares et précieux. Bon état.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Translated by Justin Huntly McCarthy, M.P

      London: David Nutt, 1889. One of 60 on Japan Vellum, signed by the publisher ("D. Nutt"). [ii], lxii, [2], CLVI, [2] pp. 8vo. Mosaic binding of full tan morocco, covers inlaid with citron, violet, gray, and dark green morocco to interlocking scrollwork pattern, spine with raised bands, morocco inlays in three compartments, the rest lettered in gilt, doublures of inlaid blue and teal morocco, stamped in gilt in repeating floral pattern, silk moiré free endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Meunier, signed on front lower turn-in ("CH. MEUNIER 1901"). Fine, in full morocco pull-off box. One of 60 on Japan Vellum, signed by the publisher ("D. Nutt"). [ii], lxii, [2], CLVI, [2] pp. 8vo. Charles Meunier Mosaic Binding. A fine mosaic binding by Charles Meunier (1866-1946), one of the leading fin-de-siècle Parisian binders. Potter 348

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        Unseres Herrgotts Kanzlei.

      - Eine Erzählung. Zweite durchgesehene Auflage. Magdeburg, Creutz'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1889. 8°. 417 S. Orig.-Leinen (der farbig lithogr. Orig.-Vorderumschlag eingebunden). "Zweite Ausgabe, zuerst 1862 bei Westermann in Braunschweig erschienen. Mit einem neuen Vorwort des Verfassers (»Ein Wort zur zweiten Auflage«). - Das Buch erschien von der zweiten Auflage an in der Creutz'schen Buch- und Musikalienhandlung in Magdeburg, dort, wo Raabe in den Jahren 1849-1853 eine Buchhändlerlehre absolviert hatte. - Meyen 758. - Slg. Borst 2839. - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung Wilhelm Raabes für Hans Herse (»Herrn Hans Herse freundschaftlichst d. Verfasser, Braunschweig, 26. September 1889.«) auf der Rückseite des eingebundenen lithographierten Umschlags. Prof. Hans Herse gehörte wie Wilhelm Raabe dem Künstlerclub "Feuchter Pinsel" an (siehe hierzu Wolfgang Schlegel, Der ?Feuchte Pinsel" bei Wilhelm Raabe. In: Wilhelm-Raabe-Kalender Jg. 2, Goslar 1948, S. 149 f.) - Titelblatt am Oberrand mit handschriftl. Besitzvermerk (Herse, Braunschweig) und kleinem Besitzerstempel (Reinhard Herse, Wolfenbüttel). - Vorsätze fachgerecht erneuert. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRINCESSE DE CLEVES

      1889 - "BELLE EDITION RECHERCHEE" WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR LA FAYETTE, Madame de (Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne La Fayette, comtesse de). LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1889. Octavo. Xxviii,345pp. Original watercolor illustration on half-title, signed by F. Bourdin. Portrait and 12 plates after Jules Garnier, etched by Lamotte. This is one of 150 large paper copies on Velin du Marais, of a total of 500 copies. Signed L.C. (L. Conquet) under the limitation number. Preface by Anatole France. "Belle edition recherchee en grand papier" ("Beautiful, sought-after edition on large paper.") (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 223.) Bound by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) in full royal blue levant morocco with triple line borders on both covers; elaborately gilt compartments between raised bands on spine. Intricately gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. A unique copy, with the original signed watercolor by Bourdin. A light surface scratch on the leather on rear board and faint rubbing to outer hinges, otherwise fine.

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        A London Plane-Tree, and other Verse

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Cameo Series. 1889. First. First edition. Octavo. Parchment boards decorated and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece. Vellum leaves. Boards slightly foxed and toned, else a nice near fine copy. Copy number 1 of 30 copies on vellum, specially bound, and numbered and Signed by the publisher, whose copy this was.Amy Levy was a remarkably precocious feminist. One of her childhood drawings shows a woman standing on a soap box with a banner reading: "Women's Suffrage! Man is a Cruel Oppressor!" Reviewing Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh for a children's magazine at the age of 13, she criticized the author for including "too many learned allusions" but suggested that "it is only natural that she should wish to display what public opinion denies her sex -- a classical education." Four years later, she contributed an article, "Jewish Women and Women's Rights" to The Jewish Chronicle, and became the second Jewish woman to go to Cambridge. Amongst her later friends were Eleanor Marx, Olive Schreiner, and Vernon Lee, to whom she was particularly drawn. Through her friendship with Lee, she was able to join a circle of female friends amongst whom she could express her sapphic orientation with greater openness.Much of Levy's symbolist-inflected verse tends towards melancholy, as did its author. "She was indeed frequently gay and animated," wrote Richard Garnett in the DNB, "but her cheerfulness was but a passing mood that merely gilded her habitual melancholy, without diminishing it by a particle, while sadness grew upon her steadily, in spite of flattering success and the sympathy of affectionate friends." Aside from the habit of despair, she suffered increasingly from deafness and feared that, like her brother, she might go mad. The controversy following publication of her second novel, Reuben Sachs, and above all a critical reference to it in The Jewish Chronicle, may have exacerbated Levy's final depression. The paper mentioned it in its review of a pseudonymous novel, published by Fisher Unwin, entitled Isaac Eller's Money: Isaac Eller's Money ... is a clever performance in the style of Reuben Sachs, but less intentionally offensive... The clever ill-natured fiction of Jewish life has now reached a high level of development." On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Writing in the Boston Herald earlier that year, Louise Chandler Moulton recalled that she had first heard of Amy Levy in the autumn of 1887: "Oscar Wilde had assumed editorship of The Woman's World, and was telling me his plans for the new number, which was to be issued in December of '87. 'The most wonderful thing in the number,' he said, 'will be a story, one page long, by Amy Levy ... a mere girl, but a girl of genius.'" In his later obituary of her, Wilde wrote: "Miss Levy's novels The Romance of a Shop and Reuben Sachs were both published last year. The first is a bright and clever story, full of sparkling touches; the second is a novel that probably no other writer could have produced. Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word make it, in some sort, a classic.... To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few." Amy Levy then fell off the literary map for almost a century.On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Her death certificate recorded the cause of death as "asphyxia from the inhalation of Carbonic Oxide Gas from the burning of charcoal." In an article for The Boston Pilot Yeats comment: "Literary London was deeply moved by the suicide of the young Jewish novelist and verse writer, Miss Amy Levy. Many will take up with sad interest the posthumous volume, A London Plane-Tree, now in the press. I saw her no long while before her death. She was talkative, good-looking in a way and full of the restlessness of the unhappy. Had she cared to live, a future of some note awaited her." Rare. .

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        William McKinley introduces the African-American House Librarian to the Secretary of the Interior as "the most useful man in our library."

      Washington, March 19, 1889. 5.25" x 9". "Manuscript Letter Signed, ""W McKinley Jr,"" as United States Representative, 1.5 pages, 5.25"" x 9"", Washington, March 19,1889 to Secretary of the Interior, John Willock Noble (1831 - 1912) introducing ""...Mr Wm. H. Smith, assistant Librarian in the House library, a very remarkable man, who wants to make your acquaintance. I am sure you would like to meet him. He has been for years connected with the House of Reps. and is the most useful man in our library."" Usual folds, light soiling and slight wear along lower edge. Fine condition with a bold, dark signature. William Henry Smith (1833 - 1903) was born in raised in the District of Columbia. He was hired by House Clerk Edward McPherson as a library messenger in 1864 on the recommendation of Senator Charles Sumner. During the 47th Congress (1881 - 1883) McPherson appointed Smith House Librarian, a controversial move, especially among southern Democrats. The appointment made Smith one of the highest ranking African-Americans in the federal government. According to his obituary in the New York Times [November 17, 1903], ""...the generally expressed opinion that Smith was the ablest man possible to place in charge of the library, and his popularity as a capable and attentive official, carried the day and he kept his place. He was regarded as an authority on many public questions and members of the House from both parties consulted him. His memory of speeches, and points made by different public men in debate, was remarkable."" In 1883, when the Democrats regained control of the chamber, Smith was demoted to assistant librarian under William Butler, the brother of Sen. Matthew Butler (D-S.C.), a former Confederate general. But when Republicans returned to the majority in 1889, Smith was again elevated to the post of librarian. Smith retired as House Librarian in 1891. "

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        Skizzenbuch" originaler Leinenband mit 35 meist beidseitig verwendeten Zeichenbuchblättern ca.19x12cm. Die Blätter aus festem Zeichenpapier enthalten mehr oder wenig skizzenhaft ausgeführte Zeichnungen und sind teilweise bezeichnet und datiert

      - und stammen alle aus dem Jahre 1889

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        A London Plane-Tree, and other Verse

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Cameo Series. 1889. First. First edition. Octavo. Parchment boards decorated and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece. Vellum leaves. Boards slightly foxed and toned, else a nice near fine copy. Copy number 1 of 30 copies on vellum, specially bound, and numbered and Signed by the publisher, whose copy this was.Amy Levy was a remarkably precocious feminist. One of her childhood drawings shows a woman standing on a soap box with a banner reading: "Women's Suffrage! Man is a Cruel Oppressor!" Reviewing Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh for a children's magazine at the age of 13, she criticized the author for including "too many learned allusions" but suggested that "it is only natural that she should wish to display what public opinion denies her sex -- a classical education." Four years later, she contributed an article, "Jewish Women and Women's Rights" to The Jewish Chronicle, and became the second Jewish woman to go to Cambridge. Amongst her later friends were Eleanor Marx, Olive Schreiner, and Vernon Lee, to whom she was particularly drawn. Through her friendship with Lee, she was able to join a circle of female friends amongst whom she could express her sapphic orientation with greater openness.Much of Levy's symbolist-inflected verse tends towards melancholy, as did its author. "She was indeed frequently gay and animated," wrote Richard Garnett in the DNB, "but her cheerfulness was but a passing mood that merely gilded her habitual melancholy, without diminishing it by a particle, while sadness grew upon her steadily, in spite of flattering success and the sympathy of affectionate friends." Aside from the habit of despair, she suffered increasingly from deafness and feared that, like her brother, she might go mad. The controversy following publication of her second novel, Reuben Sachs, and above all a critical reference to it in The Jewish Chronicle, may have exacerbated Levy's final depression. The paper mentioned it in its review of a pseudonymous novel, published by Fisher Unwin, entitled Isaac Eller's Money: Isaac Eller's Money ... is a clever performance in the style of Reuben Sachs, but less intentionally offensive... The clever ill-natured fiction of Jewish life has now reached a high level of development." On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Writing in the Boston Herald earlier that year, Louise Chandler Moulton recalled that she had first heard of Amy Levy in the autumn of 1887: "Oscar Wilde had assumed editorship of The Woman's World, and was telling me his plans for the new number, which was to be issued in December of '87. 'The most wonderful thing in the number,' he said, 'will be a story, one page long, by Amy Levy ... a mere girl, but a girl of genius.'" In his later obituary of her, Wilde wrote: "Miss Levy's novels The Romance of a Shop and Reuben Sachs were both published last year. The first is a bright and clever story, full of sparkling touches; the second is a novel that probably no other writer could have produced. Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word make it, in some sort, a classic.... To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few." Amy Levy then fell off the literary map for almost a century.On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Her death certificate recorded the cause of death as "asphyxia from the inhalation of Carbonic Oxide Gas from the burning of charcoal." In an article for The Boston Pilot Yeats comment: "Literary London was deeply moved by the suicide of the young Jewish novelist and verse writer, Miss Amy Levy. Many will take up with sad interest the posthumous volume, A London Plane-Tree, now in the press. I saw her no long while before her death. She was talkative, good-looking in a way and full of the restlessness of the unhappy. Had she cared to live, a future of some note awaited her." Rare. .

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        Northern France from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire Including Paris and its Environs

      Leipzig: Baedeker. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Cloth. A Near Fine First Edition, frontis map has a corner fold line. Quite uncommon in the original, Very Good dustjacket, professionally restored. Includes nine maps & 25 plans; An early example of Baedeker's plain buff dust wrapper; the only other such example we have seen is on the 1896 edition of " Nordwest-Deutschland." Around 1900 Baedeker began printing directly on the front panels of the wrappers, but did not switch to the familiar red jackets until after World War I .

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        The Makers of Florence: Dante - Giotto - Savonarola and their City

      London & New York: Macmillan and Co. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1889. Second Edition; Fifth Printing. Fine Binding. Japanese vellum bespoke binding elaborately decorated with gilt ruling and filigree, gilt-stamped leather pieces appliqued to upper and lower boards, leather gilt spine label, all edges stained red, fabric doublures, in a cloth dust-wrapper and in a matching red cloth slipcase; pp. xx. 422, [2] (ads), frontis, plates, and illustrated in-text throughout, extra-illustrated with 33 albumen print photographs of street scenes of Florence; art works, artists & the monuments of Florence. Book is exquisite, with a gift inscription dated 1892 to the first blank, else fine; the jacket spine sunned; the box sunned as well, and a little dust soiled. An elaborate and gorgeous production.; Extra-illustrated with 33 inserted tipped-in images of street scenes of Florence, art works, artists, the monuments of Florence, etc. A unique -- and spectacular -- copy .

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        Catalogue Of The Private Collection Of Paintings And Sculpture Belonging To Mr. James H. Stebbins New York Edition de luxe (First Edition)

      New York: American Art Association, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated. Original cream paper-covered stiff boards, gold gilt lettering on front cover, publisher's gold embossed seal on rear cover, spine worn with some minor losses at head and tail of spine, covers soiled, 40 zinc etchings, 24 etchings signed by the artist-etchers. Signatures include Thomas Moran, Frederick Dielman, S. J. Ferris, C. V. Turner, F. Raubicheck, R. Swain Gifford, Wm. St. John Harper, Stephen Parrish, Gerome Ferris, G. Mercier, Hamilton Hamilton, and F. W. Freer. A total of 80 works are listed of which most are illustrated. Includes small vignettes of the most represented artists. This is #500 of 500 in the De Luxe edition. An extremely rare 19th century art book. Full refund if not satisfied.

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        Flora Hungarica. 18 s/w Originalfotografien (30 x 40 cm). Gelatine Entwicklerpapier auf Kartontafeln gesteckt. Budapest, Selbstverlag, o. J., um 1946, lose in orig. Flügelmappe.

      - Die Fotografien zeigen typische ungarische Pflanzen an ihren Fundorten. Zwei der Fotos sind auf der Rückseite näher beschrieben und datiert. Beiliegend ein masch. Brief des Fotografen mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. Gedruckter Briefkopf. ? Vajda Ernö, geboren in Budapest 1889-1980, war Jurist und Botaniker. Mitglied des Galileo.Kreises, Mitglied des Verbandes der Ungarischen Fotografen und von 1963 bis 1968 dessen Präsident. Mitglied der königlichen Gesellschaft für Naturkunde. Er gilt als Doyen der Pflanzenfotografie, die er in den Rang der Kunst hob.- Sehr guter Zustand.Einzelausstellungen: 1965 - Blumen , Bäume, Landschaften, Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1966 - Neue Galerie , Prag, 1967 - Ebenen, Auen , Deri Museum , Debrecen. 1968 - Deri Museum , Debrecen. 1969 - Alte Bäume , Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1977 - Änderungen fünf Themen , Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1980 ~ memorial, Vigadó Gallery , Budapest.- 1990 - Hundert Jahre - Hunderte von Bildern , die Budaer Burg , Budapest.Publikationen: Die ungarischen Flora Menagerie, gebildete Menschen 1954 (Englisch, Deutsch, Russisch: Corvina, 1957). Pflanzenfotografie, Fotokinoverlag und Corvina Press, 1960. Alte Bäume (Gabor Devecseri Gedichte), Landwirtschaftsverlag, Budapest 1969. Ernest Vajda, Fotografie Kleine Bibliothek.# Set of 18 original black and white photographs (vintages).- The photographs show typical Hungarian plants at their localities. Two of the photos are described in more detail on the back and dated. Enclosed is a typewritten letter from the photographer with signature. Printed letterhead. - Erno Vajda (1889-1980), who was born in Budapest, was a lawyer and botanist. Member of Galileo circle, member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers and from 1963 to 1968 its president. Member of the Royal Society of Natural History. He is regarded as the doyen of Hungarian plants photograph in the field of art.- Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Masques modernes.

      Paris, E. Dentu 1889 - Paris, E. Dentu, libraire-éditeur, 1889. - - 8.º(19 cm), 4h., 311p., bello frontispicio por Félicien Rops en 3 estados (azul, negro y en color), 1 ejemplar de 30 en papel Imperial Japón firmados por el autor. Encuadernación de Victor Champs en media piel con puntas, nervios, flores, recuadros y adornos dorados en lomo, filetes dorados en planos corte superior dorado, conserva ambas cubiertas y lomo originales. Infima presencia de óxido, buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kindergarten First Book. ABC of Objects for Home and School

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889. Quarto, colour illustrations throughout; fine in pictorial boards. A delightful and particularly attractive American alphabet book, in very good original condition. McLoughlin Brothers - based in New York - was one of America's most prominent nineteenth-century publishers of educational works, producing some remarkably successful home-grown works rather than the more usual imports from European publishers. Their colour printing is justly famous.This endearing alphabet with multiple objects for each letter includes a handsome kangaroo.

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        FROM PARIS TO PEKING: Over Siberian Snows. A Narrative of a Journey by Sledge over the Snows of European Russia & Siberia, by Caravan Through Mongolia Across the Gobi Desert & The Great Wall & by Mule Palanquin Through China to Pekin.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE THROUGH CENTRAL ASIA TO CHINA.London 1889, - Sonnenschein. Blue pictorial cloth, very good,15 b.w. engravings, 428p., 2nd edition, with supplement.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Les jeux du cirque et la vie foraine. Illustrations de Jules Garnier.

      Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit, s.d. (1889),. in-4°, XVI + 252 p. + 2 f. bl., illustre de nombreuses jolies vignettes en couleurs, xylogravures de Ch. G. Petit, legeres rousseurs sur le faux-titre, plat inferieur de la couv. orig. conserve, en feuilles dans couverture originale en toile rouge, lanieres d'attache en trois couleurs.. Edition originale de ce bel ouvrage illustre."Interessante publication" (Carteret), proprement racontee par la plume et par l'image, la monographie d'un peuple inconnu. Ses lois, ses moeurs, ses traditions, ses secrets, ses esperances. La 1re partie traite de l'organisation du peuple banquiste, la fondation de ses agences, ses journaux, ses syndicats; la foire, les entresorts et la baraque. La 2e partie nous met au milieu des clowns, des gymnasiarques, des equilibristes; on suit le bateleur depuis sa naissance dans la caravane foraine jusqu'a son apotheose dans la frise du cirque; on entre dans l'hippodrome, connait les secrets du dresseur, du dompteur, de l'ecuyer. Les cirques prives. Avec un index des noms propres a la fin.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Carteret V/122; Vicaire V/225.

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        The Alpine Portfolio. The Pennine Alps from the Simplon to the Great St. Bernard

      London: Published by the Editors,, 1889. Folio (418 × 332 mm). Original burgundy half leather book-style portfolio, pebble-grained cloth sides, neatly rebacked, title gilt to the front board, together with the accompanying caption text volume in original printed calque paper wraps. 101 heliotypes printed on light card stock, including the specimen plate of the Matterhorn from near Breuil, photographed by Donkin, loosely inserted in the portfolio as issued. Portfolio slightly rubbed and soiled and with some professional restoration, plates lightly browned, occasionally slightly more so in the margins, and with one or two corners chipped, the text volume wraps and text a touch browned, a few minor edge-splits, overall a very good copy. First and sole edition, number 82 of 160 copies only. An excellent complete set of this sought-after visual record of the Alps. A collection of superb images, many of them by noted pioneers of mountain photography: W. F. Donkin, Honorary Secretary of the Alpine Club and the Photographic Society, who had died climbing in the Caucasus the previous year and to whose memory the publication is dedicated ("he who first raised mountain photography to the dignity of a fine art"); and Vittorio Sella, whose commitment to excellence drove him to insist on using 30 × 40 cm plates, inventing special pack-saddles and rucksacks to allow their transportation. When Ansel Adams visited the Sierra Club's exhibition of Sella's work he confessed to feeling of "a definitely religious awe". Oscar Eckenstein (1859?-1921), started climbing when he was just 13 years old, but his "serious ascents in the Alps began in 1886" (ODNB) when he "evidently made up for lost time … making numerous first ascents with various climbers [including the Austrian mountaineer Lorria] … many of these peaks are documented in The Alpine Portfolio" (Kaczynski, Perdurabo, p. 42). He was a distinctly eccentric individual, a "short, sturdy, asthmatic, bearded, sandal-wearing, shabbily dressed bohemian, whose choice of pipe tobacco was found particularly noxious by his companions, in retrospect appears to belong to the alternative culture of a much later generation of rock climbers" (ODNB). A railway engineer by profession, he created new designs "for ten-point crampons and a much shorter and more wieldy ice axe which could be used one-handed, conducted experiments into the relative strength of knots, and championed the use of tricouni nails in climbing boots. Many of these innovations, which later became commonplace among the mountaineer's tools of trade, were regarded with great suspicion by the establishment circles"; but he also was a "pioneer in the development of the athletic potential of the human body on rock". He was a climbing mentor to Aleister Crowley, with whom he conquered Popacatapetl, and attempted K2, and who was in awe of both his climbing abilities and his character: "His detestation of every kind of humbug and false pretence was an overmastering passion. I have never met any man who upheld the highest moral ideals with such unflinching candour" (The Confessions, p. 151). Extremely uncommon: Copac records just two sets (BL and NLS), and OCLC adds four more locations (Zentralbibliothek Zurich; Mediatheque Valais, Sion; University of Colorado, Boulder; Florida State University).

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        War and Peace

      New York: Crowell, 1889 First American Edition of the "Authorized Translation" by Nathan Haskell Dole, Deluxe Binding, in four volumes. Paper spine labels rubbed and abraded, small bookseller's sticker and previous owner's name on front end papers of each volume. A clean, tight set. Very scare; this translation is much more common in the four-volumes-bound-as-two format (which continued to be sold as late as 1900, as there are copies listing The Resurrection among the Tolstoy titles available). The first appearance of War And Peace in English (1886) was actually a translation of a French translation of the Russian original. This is the first edition translated directly from the original Russian. A heavy set; additional postage will be required (except US Media rate).

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grant

      Hetzel 1889 - - Hetzel, Paris 1889, In 8 (17,5x28cm), relié. - Edition illustrée de 172 vignettes par Riou, Gravées par Pannemaker. Catalogue in fine pour 1890. Cartonnage de l'éditeur dit "à la bannière", bleue cobalt sur fond rouge grenat. Plats biseautés du type 7. Plaque du type 7 apparue en 1885 et qui se distingue par la disparition des cannelures sous le nom de l'auteur en haut de la bannière, et par une modification du nom de l'éditeur, qui devient Collection Hetzel, et non plus Collection J. Hetzel. Plat inférieur, variante du type Lenègre e. Plaque signée Souze, Reliure signée Lenègre en queue.Belle plaque supérieure. Petites décolorations sur le pourtour du plat biseauté. Coiffes frottées. Dos portant 2 tâches. Un des grands classiques de l'auteur, 2 enfants à la recherche de leur père naufragé, et qui conduit le lecteur de l'Écosse à la Nouvelle-Zélande en passant par des îles Canaries, le Cap-Vert, le détroit de Magellan, la cordillère des Andes, la pampa argentine, le cap de Bonne-Espérance, l'île Amsterdam, et l'Australie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 172 Edition illustrated vignettes by Riou, Engraved by Pannemaker. Catalog ultimately for 1890. Cardboard said the Editor "banner", cobalt blue on garnet red background. Bevelled flat type 7. Plate 7 appeared in 1885 and the type that is distinguished by the disappearance of the grooves under the name of the author at the top of the banner, and by changing the name of the publisher, Hetzel who becomes Collection and no longer Collection J. Hetzel. Lower flat variant of the type Lenègre e. Signed Souze plate, signed Binding Lenègre in queue.Belle top plate. Small discolorations on the periphery of beveled plate. Rubbed Caps. spine with 2 tasks. One of the great classics of the author, 2 children looking for their shipwrecked father, and who led the Scotland player in New Zealand via the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, the Strait of Magellan , the Andes, the Argentine pampas, the Cape of Good Hope, Amsterdam Island, and Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CHIGUSA NO HANA: A THOUSAND KINDS OF FLOWERS.

      A MOST STUNNING COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOTANICAL [Kyoto 1889- - 1891, Unsodo]. Stitched wrs., 4 vol. set, 200p.,200 color woodcut prints printed by hand on hand-made paper,blue covers, cover edges a bit rubbed, else clean, completeset, 16.2 x 24.3 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION R A R E ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Sylvie and Bruno [with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

      Macmillan and Co., London and New York 1889 - Both volumes: Publisher's red cloth, upper boards triple-ruled in bright gilt with a pictorial triple-ruled gilt roundels and bright gilt-stamped spine titles and decoration, all edges gilt, black clay-paper endpages, each volume with a red cloth chemise, the whole housed in publisher's quarter morocco and cloth double slipcase; additionally SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED retains the publisher's original printed paper dust-wrapper with a contemporary price label of 8/6 Net; pp. Xxiii; 400, [4]; xxxi; 423, [6]. SYLVIE AND BRUNO has some light scattered soiling to the boards, and two small ink spots on the upper board; SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED is fresh and fine, with two copies of Carroll's "recall" of the Sixtieth thousandth printing of THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS laid in. The chemises are near fine (one satin pull fraying) , and the slipcase is rubbed and scuffed; SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED is second issue, with the chapter heading corrected at page 110, but in the scarce jacket, with just a touch of chipping at the spine tips. A gorgeous copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Hungarica. 18 s/w Originalfotografien (30 x 40 cm). Gelatine Entwicklerpapier auf Kartontafeln gesteckt. Budapest, Selbstverlag, o. J., um 1946, lose in orig. Flügelmappe.

      . . Die Fotografien zeigen typische ungarische Pflanzen an ihren Fundorten. Zwei der Fotos sind auf der Rückseite näher beschrieben und datiert. Beiliegend ein masch. Brief des Fotografen mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. Gedruckter Briefkopf. - Vajda Ernö, geboren in Budapest 1889-1980, war Jurist und Botaniker. Mitglied des Galileo.Kreises, Mitglied des Verbandes der Ungarischen Fotografen und von 1963 bis 1968 dessen Präsident. Mitglied der königlichen Gesellschaft für Naturkunde. Er gilt als Doyen der Pflanzenfotografie, die er in den Rang der Kunst hob.- Sehr guter Zustand.Einzelausstellungen: 1965 - Blumen , Bäume, Landschaften, Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1966 - Neue Galerie , Prag, 1967 - Ebenen, Auen , Deri Museum , Debrecen. 1968 - Deri Museum , Debrecen. 1969 - Alte Bäume , Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1977 - Änderungen fünf Themen , Ungarische Nationalgalerie , Budapest. 1980 ~ memorial, Vigado Gallery , Budapest.- 1990 - Hundert Jahre - Hunderte von Bildern , die Budaer Burg , Budapest.Publikationen: Die ungarischen Flora Menagerie, gebildete Menschen 1954 (Englisch, Deutsch, Russisch: Corvina, 1957). Pflanzenfotografie, Fotokinoverlag und Corvina Press, 1960. Alte Bäume (Gabor Devecseri Gedichte), Landwirtschaftsverlag, Budapest 1969. Ernest Vajda, Fotografie Kleine Bibliothek.# Set of 18 original black and white photographs (vintages).- The photographs show typical Hungarian plants at their localities. Two of the photos are described in more detail on the back and dated. Enclosed is a typewritten letter from the photographer with signature. Printed letterhead. - Erno Vajda (1889-1980), who was born in Budapest, was a lawyer and botanist. Member of Galileo circle, member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers and from 1963 to 1968 its president. Member of the Royal Society of Natural History. He is regarded as the doyen of Hungarian plants photograph in the field of art.- Very good condition.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 8. XII. 1889. - 8vo. 1 p. In French, to an unidentified artist. Zola advises his correspondent to speak directly with his publisher, M. Charpentier, about his drawings because "I have very little time and prefer not to become involved in this question of illustrations. I have always thought that the best thing to do is to leave an artist free to interpret a book, as he likes. Zola adds that he does not intend to write a novel about the 1870 war for another two years". - The drawings to which Zola refers were probably meant to illustrate his novel Le Rêve, an edition of which was published in 1892 with illustrations by Carlos Schwabe and Lucien Métivet. Zola s novel about the 1870 war, La Débâcle, was also published in 1892.

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        The Shorter Poems of John Milton. With Twelve Illustrations.

      - London: Seeley, 1889. Folio, xx, 124 pages. With twelve full-page etchings after paintings by Palmer. Original gold-stamped vellum over boards, slight soiling to binding as usual with white vellum. Large-paper copy, limited to 135 copies (#40). Prepared by A.H. Palmer as a companion to the Virgil, this book used highly innovative photographic techniques to render paintings as etchings; these were achieved with the help of Dujardin and the printer Goulding. The large-paper edition is very scarce, and is vastly preferable to the regular issue. “This stately volume contains twelve facsimiles of drawings by Palmer. They rank with his best work, and three notable etchings were inspired by them.” Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 223. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (ACERBA). Lo illlustro poeta Cecho dascoli : con el comento nnovamente trovato & nobilmente historiato:revisto:& emendato:& da molta incorrectione extirpato & da antiquo suo vestigio exemplato.&c.

      In - 8 p. (mm. 200x136), bella legatura in p. pelle tardo settecentesca, elegante e ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti e al dorso, tagli rossi, 100 cc.num.; al recto dell?ultima c. marca del ?gatto? con le iniziali M S; illustrato nel t. da 78 interessanti xilografie astronomiche e naturalistiche di varie dimensioni (2 grandi). ?Il titolo "Acerba" forse allude alla difficoltà della materia, o al mucchio (?acervo?) delle cognizioni così crudamente esposte; o forse alla ?cerva?, emblema di intelligenza e sapienza. E? un poema allegorico - didattico che tratta di molti argomenti attinenti alla cosmografia; vi si parla dei cieli e delle intelligenze celesti, degli animali, delle pietre, della fortuna, dell?amore, dei vizi e delle virtù. Notevole nel poema la polemica contro Dante, trattato con spregio: atteggiamento non ispirato affatto da invidia, come si credeva un tempo, ma da una diversa impostazione di pensiero e dal bisogno di difendere l?astrologia dalle limitazioni cui l?aveva sottoposta l?Alighieri. L?A., Francesco Stabili, detto Cecco d?Ascoli, astrologo e poeta, nacque ad Ascoli Piceno nel 1269 e condannato dalla Santa Inquisizione morì sul rogo nel 1327?. Così Diz. Treccani,XI, p. 607. Cfr. Essling,1333 - Sander,1889 - Riccardi,I,474: ?Il suo poema può considerarsi come la migliore enciclopedia scientifica del secolo XIV?. Corto del marg. sup., con tracce d?uso e lievi aloni interc. nel t.; prima e ultima carta sapientemente restaur. per manc., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols) [in Original Wrappers]

      Leipzig: C.G. Naumann, 1889. First printing. Very Good/none. "Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker"(That which does not kill me, makes me stronger)NIETZSCHE,Friederich. Götzen-Dämmerung(Twilight of the Idols). C.G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1889. TP + 3 leaves + [1] 144, Octavo. First Edition, First Issue (Schaberg 56a). Gotzen-Dammerung includes some of Nietzsches most direct and scathing attacks on many decadent "idols" within the history of philosophy. In classic Nietzsche style, he probes the psychological landscapes of these "declining" types whose thinking originates in a place of weakness rather than strength. Many identify Gotzen-Dammerung as both a summary and introduction to Nietzsches overall philosophy.Nietzsche wrote The Twilight of the Idols (originally entitled "Mussiggang eines Psychologen" or "A Psychologist at Leisure") between the end of June and September, 1888, and sent the manuscript to Naumann in early September, with his final additions to the text being sent October 4th. Naumann finished printing the 1,000 copies by November 13th, shortly after which advance copies were sent out to Nietzsche and others. The book appeared in book stores on January 24th, for sale in wrappers for 2.25 marks and bound for 3.50 marks. Two weeks earlier the now-demented Nietzsche had been transported to a clinic in Basel, never to regain his sanity. (See Schaberg, pp. 166-169 for complete details.)NOTE: Schaberg claims that between 1890 and 1892 Naumann distributed a second issue of the unsold sheets of the first edition, distinguishable from the first issue only by the presence on the rear wrapper of advertisements for books by several authors other than Nietzsche. In the first issue as seen here only Nietzsche's books are listed on the rear wrapper.CONDITION: Original printed green-grey wrappers with black printing to rear wrapper, and red & black printing to the front. The spine has been restored with an uneven visual line along rear (worse in photo than in reality). Light chipping to the edges of wrapper. Internally clean, bright, free of markings. Title page with elegantly scripted name in contemporary hand (see photo). A very good copy of this important book in the rare original wraps. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Original printed green-grey wrappers with black printing to rear wrapper, and red & black printing to the front. The spine has been restored with an uneven visual line along rear (worse in photo than in reality). Light chipping to the edges of wrapper. Internally clean, bright, free of markings. Title page with elegantly scripted name in contemporary hand (see photo). A very good copy of this important book in the rare original wraps.

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        Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert.

      Leipzig, C.G. Naumann, 1889. 8vo. Cont hcloth w. gilt lettering to spine. Professional repairs to capitals. Corners worn, and extremities w. wear. Endpapers renewed. A tight copy. Internally a very nice and clean copy w. a few underlinings in pencil. (8), 144 pp.. The scarce first edition of the epitome of Nietzsche's final project -a re-valuation of all values ("Eine Umwerthung aller Werthe"), -his hugely interesting "declaration of war" (preface p. (4): "Diese Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung"), which was written during his last productive year, just before his big breakdown in Turin.The work must be said to constitute the culmination of the production of this giant of philosophy, who turned mad after having finished it.Early in 1889 Nietzsche began to exhibit signs of serious mental illness, and in Turin he finally broke down, and was brought back to Basel by his friends. "The Twilight of the Idols" was released merely a few weeks after this collapse, and Nietzsche never wrote again.Nietzsche had 1.000 copies of the work privately printed. The work is considered one of his most popular, and it is here that we find some of the most frequently quoted passages from the works of Nietzsche, e.g. "What does not kill me, only makes me stronger" (p.2.: "Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker").The Twilight was meant as an introduction to, or summary of, Nietzshe's philosophy, and as such it is one of his most interesting works. It is written almost as in a rage of fever -in only about a week-, and as he himself states at the end of the preface: "Turin, am 30. September 1888, am Tage, da das erste Buch der Umwerthung aller Werthe zu ende kam." (i.e. "Turin, on September 30. 1888, on the day that the first book on the re-valuation of all value came to an end."). This highly polemical work makes clear reference to Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung", and it presents us with a sharp critique of the most influential philosophers in history, e.g. Kant, Plato, Socrates, and of Christianity in general, but also the likes of Rousseau, Hugo, Renan, Mill, Darwin, Dante etc. are attacked as the causes of cultural decadence in Europe, and only the likes of Caesar, Napoleon, Dostojevski, Goethe and Thukydides represent the opposite -healthy and strong- strand.Nobody who had read this work could have been surprised with the mental collapse of the author

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        Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols)

      Leipzig: C.G. Naumann, 1889. First edition. Very Good +/none. NIETZSCHE, Friedrich, Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols), C.G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1889. TP + 3 leaves + [1] 144, Octavo (Schaberg 56) FIRST EDITION.Gotzen-Dammerung includes some of Nietzsches most direct and scathing attacks on many decadent "idols" within the history of philosophy. In classic Nietzsche style, he probes the psychological landscapes of these "declining" types whose thinking originates in a place of weakness rather than strength. Many identify Gotzen-Dammerung as both a summary and introduction to Nietzsches overall philosophy.CONDITION: Rebound in contemporary, marbled paper-over-boards, newer cloth spine, very light wear. Title and author in gilt along spine. Renewed endpapers. Internally clean and free of markings. Very good+ PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Rebound in contemporary, marbled paper-over-boards, newer cloth spine, very light wear. Title and author in gilt along spine. Renewed endpapers. Internally clean and free of markings. Very good+

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        Klinger, Max. - Vom Tode I (Opus XI). - Blatt IV. - "Chaussee".

      . Radierung / Aquatinta, auf gewalztem französischem China, 1889. Von Max Klinger. 19,9 x 14,0 cm (Darstellung) / 27,8 x 17,0 cm (Platte) / 63 x 54 cm (Blatt). Singer 174 IV (von V). Im SChmuckrahmen rechts unten radiertes Monogramm. In der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur und Bezeichnung: "MAX KLINGER RAD. OP. 11 I. TH. N° 4." - Hervorragender Abzug von Giesecke und Devrient, Berlin. Mit feinen tonlichen Nuancen vor allem im dunkel geätzten Schmuckrahmen der Darstellung mit dem Tod. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben?. Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn..

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