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        Volumes in Folio.

      London: C. Elkin Matthews,, 1889. Square octavo. Contemporary green full morocco by Proudfoot, titles gilt to spine direct, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated bookplate. Spine a little tanned, slightly marking and rubbing to covers, some faint spotting within, a sound and attractive copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, number 34 of 50 copies on large paper, numbered and signed by the author. There were 250 copies in a regular format, and three on japon paper. Volumes in Folio, a collection of poems celebrating books and book collecting, was the first trade publication by Richard Le Gallienne, preceded only by the privately issued My Lady's Sonnets (1887).

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        Narrative and Critical History of America

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1889. Limited edition, numbered 287 of 550. "Large Paper" edition. Hardcover. Exterior a bit soiled, rubbed, some edges slightly chipped. Untrimmed edges. Very good. Eight Volumes in Sixteen; folio; white paper covered boards with paper spine labels; Illustrated, engraved frontispiece portrait of Winsor, all volumes profusely illustrated with facsimiles, maps, portraits, etc. Each volume indexed separately, the final volume containing a general index;. A very nice set of this important, landmark reference work. "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 p404. Howes W-578. Justin Winsor [1831-1897] was the librarian at Harvard College, the first president of the American Library Association, and editor of the well-regarded four volume The Memorial History of Boston.

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        Original Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

      John Murray, UK 1889 - New Edition 1889.Presentation inscription from Algernon Charles Swinburne. Inscription reads "Herbert Walter Mason from his friend A C Swinburne" Mason was a child friend of Swinburne's, to whom he addressed several poems. Illustrated with woodcuts by Alfred Crowquill; Book is very good++, clean and bright. Name to endpaper. Digital images available upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chuang Tzu: Mystic, Moralist, and Social Reformer. Original First 1889 Edition Translated by Herbert Giles

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889 - First edition, first printing. Octavo,25.1*16.5*3.8cm, xxviii,467p. Foxing to endpapers, rebound in tan cloth. Interior pages nice and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIRECTORY OF THE CITY OF NORFOLK

      NP [Norfolk, Nebraska?]: np, 1889. Cloth backed blue-green printed paper boards. 7 1/2 in. 58, (1) pp., plus three extra leaves of advertisements, printed on pink paper (bound in between numbered pages). Ink stamp on title page and front cover: "From Tillotson & Thompson, the Leading Photographers, Headquarters for all Kinds of Large Work, Cor. 3d & Main St., Norfolk, Neb." Tillotson & Thompson also have a full-page ad on the front pastedown, which includes two small original portrait photos of the proprietors, approx. 2 x 1 1/2 in., laid down on the page. Short split along gutter of title page; text pages toned. The directory lists both businesses and residents (often with their occupations). The introduction hopefully boasts that "Norfolk is determined to become the Chicago of Northern Nebraska." The town was located at the junction of two forks of the Elkhorn River, and several important railroads, "the F.E. & M.V.R.R. (2 lines), the D., St. P.M. & O. Ry., the Niobrara & Black HIlls division of the U.P. Ry.," and had a population of some 4000 people. No listings found on OCLC. According to Carl Mautz, in his book "Biographies of Western Photographers," [Nevada City, CA: 1997], Tillotson & Thompson were active in Norfolk, Nebraska, 1890-91. This can now be amended to include 1889.

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        Cleopatra:

      London: Longman, Green, and Co.,, 1889. being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as set forth by his Own Hand. Quarto. Original brown quarter morocco, gilt lettered spine, brown morocco-grain cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Monochrome frontispiece and 28 plates (with tissue guards) by Greiffenhagen and Caton Woodville, decorated initial letters by Edward Whymper and others. Spine rolled, upper joint split at head, staining at head of front cover. A very good copy. First edition, large paper issue, number 57 of 57 numbered copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly on a preliminary blank (opposite the half-title): "To Mr W. Simpson from his friend H. Rider Haggard 1891".

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        Japoneries d'automne

      first edition.Binding to bradel half purple calico, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets past, part of title and name of the author of brown shagreen, marbled paper boards, contemporary binding.Precious autograph signed Pierre Loti to Alphonse Daudet: "... with my best condition ..."Printed stamp Julia Daudet library head of a guard.Some foxing. Calmann Levy Paris 1889 12x18,5cm relié

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        Eline Vere. Een Haagsche roman.

      Amsterdam, Van Kampen, 1889. Drie delen. Verguld halflinnen met hoeken. 250; 262; 262, (2) p. 1e druk. Nette set, in uniforme contemporaine banden. Naam op Franse titels ('G. Hoekstra'). Boekhandelsmerkje op binnenzijde voorplatten ('A. Land Ezn./ Voorstaat/ Harlingen').* Het is vrij uitzonderlijk dat de advertentiepagina voor uitgaven van Van Kampen in het derde deel is meegebonden.

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        BLUE FAIRY BOOK

      FORD. LANG,ANDREW. THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. London: Longmans 1889. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt pictorial cover, all edges gilt, binding leaning, spine faded a bit and light soil, VG. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TITLE IN THE FAIRY BOOK SERIES! Illustrated by H.J. FORD and G.P.J. HOOD with full page and in-text black and whites. This is a nice copy of the very elusive first edition.

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        In en om de Tweede Kamer. Parlementaire portretten en schetsen. (Met opdracht aan Louis Couperus).

      Amsterdam, S. Warendorf Jr., 1889. Ingenaaid. VIII, 216 p. Niet afgesneden. 1e druk. Rug verstevigd met lijm. Omslag iets vlekkig. Eerste pagina's wat roestvlekkig.* Ex bibliotheca Louis Couperus, met een handgeschreven opdracht van de auteur op het voorste schutblad: 'Aan mijn vriend/ Louis Couperus/ van/ Frans Netscher/ 18 Sept. '89'.In een brief dankte Couperus Netscher voor de schenking: 'Hartelijk dank voor de toezending van de Portretten; mijn compliment, dat je zulk eens stof zoo artistiek, al is het dan ook, zoo brutaal hebt weten te behandelen. Ik vind de schetsen zeer interessant, en zelfs sommige: kostelijk amusant op den koop toe! Je durft toch maar alles!!' Couperus had Netscher leren kennen op de HBS Bleijenburg in Den Haag. Er ontstond een hechte vriendschap tussen de jongemannen.In september 1890 zou Couperus Noodlot in druk opdragen aan Frans Netscher.Boeken uit het bezit van Couperus komen zelden in de handel. In de legendarische Couperus-verzameling van Eekhof, aangekocht door de KB en het LM, bevinden zich (slechts) twee exemplaren ex bibliotheca Couperus.

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv. Trykt hos J. Jørgensen & Co., (M.A. Hannover). P.G. Philipsens Forlag,

      København 1889. [8], 255, [1] s. Samtidig fint skb. Bindets ytterkanter svakt oppskrapet. Samtidig, eller litt nyere, ex libris (Hjalmar Lundbohm) på forsats. Tiltalende eksemplar

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

      Wien/Olmütz: Hölzel -1891 1889 - Gr.8°. Mit 120 mitpaginierten Tafeln, 385 Abbildungen, 3 Porträt-Tafeln, 25 teils gefalteten u. farbigen Karten, 2 Stammbäumen. Bordeauxrote Original-Leinenbände mit reicher Goldprägung, Rücken gebleicht. 1. Ausgabe. - Bericht über die beiden großen Reisen des deutsch-russischen Afrikaforschers, "mit ebensoviel Geschick wie wissenschaftl. Können" (Henze) unternommen. - Gutes Exemplar in einer seltenen, schlichteren Einbandvariante. - Henze II 728; Embacher 160. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886 Erster Band (1875-1878). Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. weiter Band (1879-1882). Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reis

      E. Hölzel 1889 - 91, Wien - 24 x 16 cm 3 Bde., XVI, 585; XVI, 560; XVI, 740 S., reisen Kolonien. reisen Kolonien goldgepr. rote Olwd. (Prachtausgabe) Einbände leicht berieben, Band 2 mit kleinen Aufplatzungen, Seiten teils minimal gebräunt, sonst gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAROISSIEN: ELZEVIR, RITE ROMAIN

      Paris: Gruel et Engelmann, 1889. n. Hardcover. 165 x 83 mm (6 1/2 x 3 1/4"). 2 p.l., 649 pp., [1] (colophon) leaf. STRIKING CONTEMPORARY BURGUNDY MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY GRUEL (stamp-signed at tail of spine), UPPER COVER WITH A LARGE AND RICHLY DETAILED OVAL BAS-RELIEF PLAQUETTE OF THE LAST SUPPER framed above and below by a large panel of interlacing open strapwork comprised of abstracted gilt floral and foliate curls and other decorative elements, lower cover similarly decorated, with its central medallion containing a gilt cipher in intertwined majuscules, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with central arabesque, gilt filigree turn-ins, claret moiré silk endleaves, all edges gilt, original brass clasps with strapwork decoration. With 26 illustrations, comprised of 22 large black and white woodcut headpieces, and four chromolithographed plates with gold highlights, along with numerous uncolored woodcut initials. Front free endleaf gilt-stamp "24 Mai 1891"; first Communion card of Andre Gallien, dated 9 May 1895, laid in. A VERY FINE COPY, the morocco lustrous and the leaves entirely crisp and clean. Gruel and Engelmann (who joined the firm in 1850 when he married Léon Gruel's widowed mother), published and bound numerous works of devotion, like the present, impressively bound "Paroissien," a service book that includes the texts and prayers (in Latin and French) used to celebrate Mass throughout the year. The very pleasing plaquette on the front cover showing the Last Supper is reminiscent of the celebrated Apollo and Pegasus bindings done for the celebrated collector Giovanni Battista Grimaldi (ca. 1524 - ca. 1612). Gruel, the eminent Parisian bookbinding firm, was founded in 1825, and some of the most skillful artisans in the trade (including Sarah Prideaux) were in its employ during the 19th century. We are delighted to offer this superbly bound copy.

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        Canal de Nicaragua: a Letter Opener for the Exposition Universelle in Paris.

      1889 - Letter opener with lithograph map on recto, 1889 calendar printed on handle; map edges chipped. Dimensions: 35 by 340mm (1.25 by 13.25 inches). Produced by the Nicaraguan republic, on a "échantillon de bois" (wood sample). The recto with a printed map showing a proposed route for an Inter-Oceanic Nicaragua Canal. The proposed waterway would connect the Caribbean Sea, and therefore the Atlantic Ocean, with the Pacific Ocean through Nicaragua. Such a canal would follow rivers up to Lake Nicaragua and then cut across the isthmus of Rivas to reach the Pacific. Construction of a canal along the route using the San Juan River was proposed in the early colonial era, and Louis Napoleon wrote an article about its feasibility in the early nineteenth century. Plans by the United States to build such a canal were abandoned in the early twentieth century, after the purchase of the French interests in the Panama Canal at a reasonable cost. The canal idea was discussed seriously by businessmen and governments throughout the nineteenth century. The verso of the opener shows a pasted vignette with the Pavillon du Nicaragua at the Exposition, as well a stamp of the Republica.

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        A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. By Mark Twain [pseudonym].

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889 - Square octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xv [xvi] 17-575 [576: blank] [577-578: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, 220 illustrations by Dan Beard, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, blue-gray, and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, blue-gray endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. First edition. Second state without small S-like ornament between "THE" and "KING" in caption on page [59]. The U.S. edition was to have been published 10 December 1889, but copies were apparently released earlier (DLC deposit copy recorded 5 December 1889). The Chatto & Windus edition was published 6 December 1889 as per the author's instructions. Twain's "best and most influential work of SF ." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1247. "The classic 'dark' epoch collision projected backward in time . the first (and still among the best) of all the 'new maps of hell.'" - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 39-40. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-45; (1987) 1-25; (1995) 1-25; and (2004) II-1152. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-152. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2210. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 757. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 190-91. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 215. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity: America in Utopian Writings, 1888-1900, p. 187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 80. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 428-32. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 196. Reginald 14357. BAL 3429. Wright (III) 1090. Hint of rubbing to cloth at lower spine end and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy of this attractive book. A superior copy with tight inner hinges (today uncommon thus). (#138056) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Sant Ilario Tauchnitz edition Volume 1

      Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1889. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; Volume 1 only; brown leather spine and blue cloth boards with sadly have some water staining. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Select New York

      1889. NEW YORK. Select New York. Title leaf followed by 80 photographic plates. Oblong 4to., 245 x 190 mm, bound in publisher's brown cloth, brown moire endpapers in gilt flower pattern, title gilt on front cover. New York: A. Wittemann, 1891. |~||~||~||~| A remarkable photographic record of Old New York, containing large images of Upper East Side mansions; Central Park views; Columbus Circle; Union Square; Washington Square; Fifth Avenue on a Sunday, crowded with men in top hats and ladies with parasols; the Plaza Hotel; boats at Governor's Island; and many more famous sites beloved by New Yorkers and frequented by tourists to this day. First published in 1889. Rare: OCLC lists only four copies of this edition, two in New York (Columbia and the Historical Society) and two in CA.

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        THE CONQUEST OF THE MOON: A STORY OF THE BAYOUDA

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Limited,. 1889. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, brown and gold, no publisher's monogram stamped on rear panel, all edges gilt, salmon coated endpapers.. Prize label affixed to front paste-down. A bright, fine copy. A. stunning copy of the very scarce first printing of this handsome. book. (#147702). First edition in English. First printing, the deluxe issue with binding measuring 188x140 mm and all edges gilt. The printed list of illustrations calls for 23 (15 full-page, the remainder smaller illustrations in the text); actually there are 66 illustrations, 15 full-page illustrations on inserted plates, the remainder in the text, many of which are used as chapter headings and tail pieces. Later printings, including at least one undesignated printing issued in the same year as the first printing, were issued in cheaper format with smaller trim size and with fewer illustrations. 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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        Royaume de L'Elephant Blanc: Quatorze Mois au Pays et a la Cou r du Roi de Siam, Le

      White Lotus, Tours 1889 - Royaume de L'Elephant Blanc: Quatorze Mois au Pays et a la Cou r du Roi de Siam, Le [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La main gauche EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff , 1889. Fine. Paul Ollendorff , Paris 1889, 12x19cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel half percaline mustard corners, smooth back slightly browned with a gold floral motif, double dates net and golden tail, as part of chocolate grief, marbled paper plates, covers preserved (first dish mounted on tab), binding of unsigned time. Signed autograph of the author Philippe Gille "... his devoted friend and colleague ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline moutarde à coins, dos lisse légèrement bruni orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin chocolat, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées (premier plat monté sur onglet), reliure de l'époque non signée. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant à Philippe Gille "... son dévoué confrère et ami..."  

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        MITO YASHIKI: A Tale of Old Japan: Being a Feudal Romance Descriptive of the Decline of the Shogunate and of the Downfall of the Power of the Tokugawa Family.

      TURMOIL AFTER PERRY, NAKASHIMA FAMILY, MITO.CIVIL WAR New York 1889, - Putnam. Red pictorial cloth, very good, 456p.very clean solid copy. FIRST EDITION R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The History Of Dulwich College, Down To The Passing Of The Act Of Parliament Dissolving The Original Corporation, 28th August 1857 With A Life Of The Founder, Edward Alleyn And An Accurate Transcript Of His Diary 1617-1622 (Volumes 1 & 2)

      Printed for the Author by Morrison & Gibb, Edinburgh and Sold by T. B. Bumpus, London, 1889 A rebound two volume Limited Edition of William Young's history of Dulwich College. Issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 250 copies with all illustrations confirmed present as indexed. Ex-London Guildhall Library with modest evidence of library ownership including book-plates and intermittent library stamps / annotations (no other ownership names or inscriptions). Physical Description:Hardback, 4to (approx 12 inches / 30 cm tall), Volume I: viii + [4] + 533 pages with errata slip, ten mono plates (moisture marks to the plain top portion of two plates) and a folding map at the rear. Volume II [8] + 470 pages with seven plates. External Conditions: Moderate general wear but significant rubbing to the grey library boards and spine, gilt spine lettering clear and bright. Internal Conditions:Securely bound with hinges intact and text blocks sound (Volume I frontis loosely attached with 1 inch / 2cm part-repaired closed tear to bottom inner margin), moderate browning to the untrimmed text block edges (small spots of soiling to Volume 1 top edge), small hole to the text on Volume 1 page 521-2 with a very small amount of text loss, infrequent mostly very light internal soiling (a couple instances of light to moderate soiling in Volume 1) but overall internally Very Good with the vast majority of pages in a very clean and clear condition. Total weight with packaging 5.0 Kg.

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        A Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      US: Charles L. Webster. New York, Charles L. Webster, 1889. Hardback first edition and first impression. First issue with the 'S' ornament. Fine copy with a little rubbing to the corners. Bookeller's sticker to rear. Joints intact which is often not the case. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1889.

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        Bromeliaceae Andreanae: Description et Histoire des Bromeliacees recoltees dans la Colombie, l'Ecuador et le Venezuela.

      Paris: Librairie Agricole and G. Masson, (). First edition. 1889 - Pp. (2), xi, 118; 39 fine black-and-white lithographs after drawings by Em. Bruno, 2 text-figures and 1 map. Early brown full leather (from France), lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, outer leather corners are artistically rounded, sm folio (12 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches). "Over a century has passed since Edouard Francois Andre left his native France to embark on his memorable voyage to the then little known Cordilleras of South America. Little did he realize when he set out on this trip, which covered Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, the impact that his many discoveries would have on following horticulturists. Although a number of plant explorers had preceded him, most notably Humboldt and Bonpland, it was he who showed what great floral wealth, especially in bromeliads, lay in these South American highlands; and it was he who was to serve as the source of inspiration to the many bromeliad collectors of the twentieth century such as Mulford B. Foster and Lyman B. Smith of the United States and Werner Rauh of Germany in particular" (after Victoria Padilla, Foreword from Bromeliaceae Andreanae translated and annotated by Michael Rothenberg). A bright and clean copy in near fine condition in an attractive binding.

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        The Dial, Nos 1-5 (All Published)

      The Vale, London: Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1889-1897. A complete set of The Dial. llustrated with 39 hors texte plates (2 plates with 2 woodcuts), including original lithographs and woodcuts and other media, one printed in colour, many in green and other colours by several artists (see below), two leaves with Vale Press type specimen inserted in number 4, engraved initials, head- and tail-pieces and ornaments designed by Ricketts throughout. Number 1 (August 1889) limited to 200 copies; number 2 (March 1892) limited to 200 copies; number 3 (October 1893) limited to 250 copies; numbers 4 (March 1896) and 5 (December 1897) limited to 270 copies. Issues 2 - 5 were printed at the Ballantyne Press. Pp. 36; 33, (iii); 32, (i); 36, (i); 26, (ii). Sm. folio (vol I) and folio (vols 2-5). Original publisher's printed paper wrappers with designs by Ricketts, some chipping to spines and Yapp edges, internally very good. Complete set of Shannon and Ricketts' rare fin-de-siècle periodical. The set includes original woodcuts by Reginald Savage, Ricketts, Shannon, Sturge Moore and Lucien Pissarro and original lithographs by Shannon. Literary contributors include John Gray, T. Sturge Moore, Michael Field, W. Delaplaine Scull, Herbert Horne, Emile Verhaeren, Laurence Housman, and Charles Sturt (i.e. Charles Ricketts). 'No modern journal of so limited a circulation has ever had such attention awarded to it by foreign artists ... '. (Gleeson White writing in The Studio). 'The sole aim of this magazine is to gain sympathy with its views ... Intelligent ostracism meets one at every door for any view whatsoever, from choice of subject to choice of frame. If our entrance is not through an orthodox channel, it is not, therefore, entirely our fault; we are out of date in our belief that the artist's conscientiousness cannot be controlled by the paying public, and just as far as this notion is prevalent we hope we shall be pardoned our seeming aggressiveness.' ('Apology' printed in Number 1).

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        A Suburb of Yedo.

      Chapman and Hall, 1889 - Small 8vo. 212pp. 23 illus. Original pictorial cloth, spine cloth repaired, internally slightly spotted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia civile della citta' di Avellino ovvero serie cronologica de' suoi castaldi, conti e principi seguita dall'altra degli intendenti, governatori, prefetti. Vol. I (-II)

      Stabilimento Tipografico dei Fratelli Tornese, Napoli 1889 - 2 voll. in 8 rilegati in un unico tomo + appendice finale di 20 pagine numerate in romani con il testo delle Onoranze funebri alla memoria del cavaliere Giuseppe Zigarelli, pp.ÂVIII + 17-576; 168; XX. Piccolo forellino riparato al frontespizio, lieve mancanza di qualche lettera di una parola nella prima pagina di testo. Legatura coeva in mezza tela. L'opera e' completa pur presentando un'anomalia nella numerazione delle prime pagine del I tomo. Le prime VIII pagine sono numerate in romani e contengono la prefazione, la dedicatoria e l'accettazione della dedicatoria, segue il testo vero e proprio che pero' inizia da pagina 17 e non da pagina 1. L'indice finale dimostra come non ci siano parti di testo mancanti. Alcuni quinterni sono stampati su carta difforme. In fine orazione in morte dello Zigarelli ad opera di Alberto Dolinelli che ripercorre la vita dello storico campano, la cui raccolta di antichita', donata alla sua morte, fu l'origine del Museo Irpino di Avellino. Raro testo che contiene una ricchissima serie di biografie a partire dall'anno 670 sino al XIX sec. Manca a Lozzi. ITA

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        Erotidia

      Rugby: George Over (1889) - Rugby: George Over (1889). Sayle's second book of verse, highly praised by John Addington Symonds and reviewed by Charles Kains Jackson in the Artist and Journal of Home Culture. Sayle went on to become a noted bibliographer in Cambridge, where he lived most of his life. Original white buckram a little yellowed, covers a bit marked, light browning to endpapers, erratum present at rear. Inscribed by the author to Godfrey Llloyd ('Godfrey Lloyd / from / C.S. / Cambridge/ June 20. 1897.') on front endpaper. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. Limited to 220 copies. Uncommon. Young 3439. d'Arch Smith 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Colleccao de Photographias relativas ao Caminho de Ferro de Lourenco Marques

      Lisbon: Ferin & Comp.. [1889]. First edition. Thick oblong small quarto. 47 images, plus [4] index pp. Full brown cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Modest splits at top joint, but a tight very good copy. 47 albumen images mounted on card leaves with printed captions. Images are various sizes, mostly approximately 4.5" x 7". The images are handsome and rich and document the construction of the railroad, particularly the bridges, between Lourenco Marques in present day Mozambique and the border of the Transvaal. Presumably this elaborate publication enjoyed very limited printing and distribution. .

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        Australia Twice Traversed

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, 1889. Two volumes, octavo, with 21 plates, six folding coloured maps and illustrations in the text; bound in modern brown quarter cloth, gilt, the original decorated front boards tipped in at the rear of each volume. First edition: 'arguably the most handsomely produced of late nineteenth-century Australian books' (Wantrup).Giles, with some justice, called himself 'the last of the Australian explorers', and was the first to attempt the crossing from the Telegraph Line to Western Australia. In 1872 he set off from Chambers Pillar with two companions on a modest expedition, financed largely with the help of Ferdinand von Mueller. Failing to cross Lake Amadeus, he turned back, but not before he had traversed some 1000 miles of hitherto uncharted territory. Giles cherished the hope of making a successful crossing, and although 'forestalled by Peter Warburton and John Forrest, Giles succeeded in his cherished aim of making an overland crossing from South to Western Australia in 1875. Equipped with camels by Thomas Elder, he set out from Beltana and went for supplies to Port Augusta whence he proceeded first north-west and then west along a string of waterholes, Wynbring, Ooldea, Ooldabinna and Boundary Dam, until he reached the Western Australian border.' (ADB)Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through the centre and the west of Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men).

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        BOUDOUSQUIE'S REFERENCE MAP OF MOBILE AND VICINITY

      New Orleans, LA: T. Fitzwilliam & Co., Lith.; Paul C. Boudousquie, C.E., Del., Mobile, Ala., 1889. Matted, glazed, and framed. 50 x 30 cm. map, within a slightly larger border. Map is lightly creased from folding, printed in pale yellow and blue, showing Mobile Bay at the center, and the growing port of Mobile on its western bank. Legend in the upper right corner contains the title, and a promotional paragraph: "The magnificent system of water ways with the fully equipped railroads centering in Mobile, the only natural outlet for the vast agricultural and mineral products of the State of Alabama, entitles this section of the United States of America, to its geographical importance, acknowledged by the commercial world. As a Summer or Winter Resort, Mobile is unsurpassed; her soil is porous and the surrounding balsamic forests absorb readily the moisture from the Mediterranean of the New World. With religious and educational institutions unexcelled, her countless social attractions invite the attention of tourists, invalids and investors for whom this Map has been especially prepared, from all recent obtainable data, by Paul C. Boudousquie, C.E., Mobile, Ala." Railroads, projected railroads, County roads and drives, and points of historical interest are delineated, plus hotels, race courses, mills, etc. Verso of the map prints a few short paragraphs on "The Gulf City. The only Free Port in the Union and the only outlet for the Rivers of Alabama. Mobile, Mobile County, State of Alabama..." extolling its extensive offering for commerce and culture. OCLC lists two copies [both are photocopies] at the Univ. of Alabama. One is smaller in size, dated 1872 & 1889; the other is similar in size to this copy, but is a modern reproduction, dated 1982. According to the collector from whom we purchased this item, the Mobile historian Caldwell Delaney, head of the Museum of the City of Mobile for 40 years and Howes US-iana author, called this the rarest of maps delineating Mobile.

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        Guide de Pompei

      Napoli, Libreria Detken, 1889. 8vo. cuadrado; VII-130 pp. Texto en francés. Encuadernación en media tela, de la época.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition. Near Fine. First state with the two main issue points: "The S King" on p. 59 and no damage to type on p. 72. This copy with floral end-papers (others with geometric no priority assigned). A lovely copy overall, Near Fine, with clean boards and bright gilt. A small crack at the rear hinge deftly repaired and a few leaves within the text block with minor separation, but a pleasing solid example overall. One of the great humorist's classic works. "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" follows the adventures of an engineer who's sent backwards in time to the Middle Ages - and the realm of King Arthur. Twain worked on the book in stops and starts in the 1880s, before finishing it in 1889. Strangely enough, along with some contemporary works by H.G. Wells and Edward Bellamy, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" is considered one of the early works in the science fiction, "time-travel" genre. "...we feel that in this book our arch-humorist imparts more of his personal quality than in anything else he has done. Here he is to the full the humorist, as we know him; but he is very much more.... The delicious satire, the marvellous wit, the wild, free, fantastic humor are the colors of the tapestry, while the texture is a humanity that lives in every fibre. At every moment the scene amuses, but it is all the time an object-lesson in democracy. It makes us glad of our republic and our epoch; but it does not flatter us into a fond content with them" (William Dean Howells in the Atlantic). Near Fine.

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        Australia Twice Traversed

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, London 1889 - Two volumes, octavo, with 21 plates, six folding coloured maps and illustrations in the text; bound in modern brown quarter cloth, gilt, the original decorated front boards tipped in at the rear of each volume. First edition: 'arguably the most handsomely produced of late nineteenth-century Australian books' (Wantrup).Giles, with some justice, called himself 'the last of the Australian explorers', and was the first to attempt the crossing from the Telegraph Line to Western Australia. In 1872 he set off from Chambers Pillar with two companions on a modest expedition, financed largely with the help of Ferdinand von Mueller. Failing to cross Lake Amadeus, he turned back, but not before he had traversed some 1000 miles of hitherto uncharted territory. Giles cherished the hope of making a successful crossing, and although 'forestalled by Peter Warburton and John Forrest, Giles succeeded in his cherished aim of making an overland crossing from South to Western Australia in 1875. Equipped with camels by Thomas Elder, he set out from Beltana and went for supplies to Port Augusta whence he proceeded first north-west and then west along a string of waterholes, Wynbring, Ooldea, Ooldabinna and Boundary Dam, until he reached the Western Australian border.' (ADB)Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through the centre and the west of Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      London: Boussod, Valadon and Co., 1889. [8], 51pp, [3], plates. Publishers half-morocco by Zaehnsdorf, smooth back, title and publisher in gilt to spine, 'To E.L.' in gilt to upper cover, t.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, especially outer joints and corners. Internally very lightly browned, but generally fairly bright and clean. Number twenty-three of one hundred proof copies, signed by Tennyson to limitation leaf. Twenty-two illustrations by Lear, all tissue-guarded, (sixteen full-page Goupilgravures, six vignettes) and a frontispiece portrait of Tennyson and a small portrait of Lear. Field, page 180. Signed by Author. First Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Lear, Edward. 4to.

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        The Blue Fairy Book

      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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Songs of Adieu

      London: Chatto & Windus (1889) - London: Chatto & Windus (1889). The first published collection of Uranian poetry, according to the scholar Timothy d'Arch Smith in his definitive treatise on the subject, Love in Earnest (pp.24-27). The book was issued while the author lived in exile in France after a scandal involving a seventeen year old boy with whom he had become besotted had forced him to leave England, leaving a scandal in his wake. The poems in this volume deal directly with this ill-fated love affair and were reviewed by Oscar Wilde in the Pall Mall Gazette in the year of publication ('He has nothing to say and says it'.) Some have argued that the aristocrat who perverts Dorian Gray in Wilde's novel (Lord Henry) was in fact modeled after Somerset. Very good in original parchment boards, a few small marks on boards, endpapers foxed, light ownership signature on endpaper, inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "With H. Somerset's kindest regards- Monte Carlo, Jan. 1889." Laid into the book is a 2pp ALS dated 1889 regarding a meeting at Sandringham stables on his Park House stationary. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emerson in Concord. A Memoir Written for the "Social Circle" in Concord, Massachusetts

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Boston and New York 1889 - First edition, advance copy. Engraved frontispiece portrait. [iv], 266 pp., with tipped-in slip ("With compliments of Edward W. Emerson") and leaf (dated December 20, 1888, requesting this early copy be withheld from "general perusal" until publication in the fall of 1889). 8vo. An advance copy of Edward Waldo Emerson's memoir of his father, inscribed to the English author Richard Garnett, "Dr. Richard Garnett with the cordial regard of Edward W. Emerson." With two inserted autograph letters, signed ("Edward W. Emerson"), to Garnett. In the first letter (Concord, Massachusetts, December 30, [1888], 8 pp.), Emerson thanks Garnett for a copy of his Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson (London, 1888) and praises the book while pointing out some if its errors. Emerson notes that only two advance copies of his Memoir have been sent to England. In the second letter (Concord, [Massachusetts]. March 18, 1889, 3 pp.), Emerson thanks Garnett for the "kindness and zeal you have shown on behalf of my book" and discusses plans for an English edition. BAL, III, p. 69 (for the regularly published edition) Publisher's green cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g. Covers rubbed Engraved frontispiece portrait. [iv], 266 pp., with tipped-in slip ("With compliments of Edward W. Emerson") and leaf (dated December 20, 1888, requesting this early copy be withheld from "general perusal" until publication in the fall of 1889). 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT

      London and Edinburgh: Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson and Co, 1889. No. 101 OF 780 COPIES, extended to two volumes and extra-illustrated with portraits, views, etc. by John C. Runkle n. Hardcover. 292 x 191 mm (11 1/2 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. Notes by Sir Walter Scott. No. 101 OF 780 COPIES, extended to two volumes and extra-illustrated with portraits, views, etc. by John C. Runkle. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY SCARLET MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY MARIUS MICHEL (stamp-signed on front doublures), covers featuring concentric French fillet panels with intricate cornerpieces between them, raised bands, gilt-ruled spine compartments with elegant foliate curls and complex central lozenge composed of several fleurons, FOREST GREEN MOROCCO DOUBLURES with large central panel formed by lobed French fillets, gilt-tooled inner and outer cornerpieces and sidepieces, gilt-decorated turn-ins, marbled endpapers. With 33 etchings (20 as head- or tailpieces, 13 as plates), as issued, by L. Boisson from original compositions by C. Delort, along WITH 167 ENGRAVED EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS, for a total of 200 images. A Large Paper Copy. Color of spines just a shade different from the covers, isolated vague spotting of no consequence in the text, inserted plates occasionally with minor foxing, but AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE SET IN FINE CONDITION, the text clean and fresh, the margins vast, and the bindings lustrous and unworn. As a book of persisting interest since its original appearance in 1714, this is an item of special interest for its text, its luxury format, its added illustration, and particularly for its beautiful bindings. Working at first by himself and then later with his son, Jean Marius Michel (also called Marius Michel the elder, 1821-90) produced distinguished work in the prevailing historical style for two decades, beginning in Paris in 1849, and he published important books on the history of binding as well. The firm came to even greater prominence when the son, Henri François Marius Michel (1846-1923) began producing bindings in a completely new and original style. The present binding is in the classical mode of Marius Michel the elder and perhaps by him, although, given the date of publication, he would have had to do this binding in the final year of his life. Whoever performed the work, it is characterized, like other bindings from the firm, by a remarkable elegance of design as well as the highest level of technical execution. Given the fact that the text records an insider's history of the courts of Louis XIV and Charles II, royal households which encompassed a great many important and colorful characters, it is an appropriate text to be used as a vehicle for extra-illustration. In our volumes, the extra-illustration is done in a very thorough manner by John C. Runkle (1836-83), whose eye for art is in service to the text. Philibert, Comte de Gramont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although historically unreliable they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider. Runknle, of New York and Paris, was a successful coffee and tea trader, and an art collector of renown.

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        Wilhelm Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886 Erster Band (1875-1878). Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. weiter Band (1879-1882). Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Dritter Band (1882-1886). Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden.

      E. Hölzel Wien 1889 - 91. 3 Bde. goldgepr. rote Olwd. (Prachtausgabe) Einbände leicht berieben, Band 2 mit kleinen Aufplatzungen, Seiten teils minimal gebräunt, sonst gut XVI, 585; XVI, 560; XVI, 740 S. 24 x 16 cm zahlr. teils ganzseit s/w Abb. + Karten. Eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikaliteratur (Allgemeine deutsche Biographie). Junker unternahm seine Nord-, Ost- und Zentralafrikareise 1879 von Alexandrien aus bis in die Länder der Mangbetu und Niam-Niam. Der Aufstand der Mahdi zwang ihn zur Flucht nach Lado. Er überquerte den Albert- und Viktoriasee und erreichte schließlich die Ostküste, bis er über Sansibar nach St. Petersburg zurückkehrte.

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        Der Idiot. Roman in drei Bänden. Deutsch von August Scholz.

      Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag, 1889.. 8°. 354 S., 334 S., 260 S., dekorative Halblederbände mit marmor. Deckelbezugspapier, goldgepr. Rückentiteln und Deckelgoldbordüren, alt marmor. Vorsätze. Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. KNLL 4, 811.. Einbände leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gute und saubere Exemplare.

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