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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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        A naturalist in North Celebes. A narrative of travels in Minahassa, the Sangir and Talaut islands, with notices on the fauna, flora and ethnology of the districts visited.

      - London, John Murray, 1889.Original decorated cloth gilt (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With coloured lithographed frontispiece, 2 folding coloured maps, 6 plates and 27 wood-engravings. XV,392 pp.First edition. - 'I have brought together in this volume some extracts from the journal of my wanderings in North Celebes, the Sangir and Talaut Islands, a more detailed account of the fauna of the small islands called Talisse, situated in the Straits of Banka, and a summary of our knowledge of the ethnology of the district of Minahassa' (Preface). Sydney John Hickson (1859 - 1940), was a British zoologist known for his groundbreaking research in evolution, embryology, genetics, and systematics. He travelled in the Malay archipelago in 1885-1886. - With handwritten dedication, dated 1896 and fine bookplate of J.G. van Marle. - A fine copy.Cat. KITLV p.31; Casey Wood p. 386. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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        LUDWIG II., König von Bayern (1845 - 1886). Brustbild nach halblinks des ca. 16jährigen Kronprinzen, in Oberstenuniform mit Orden, mit seinen Eltern Maximilian II. (1811 - 1864) und Marie Friederike von Preussen (1825 - 1889).

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie auf China von J.G. Kitzinger bei E.A. Fleischmann, München, um 1862, 26,5 x 35 cm. Slg. Maillinger, Bd. III, Nr. 651. - Sehr seltene und ungewöhnliche Darstellung des Kronprinzen und späteren "Märchenkönigs". - Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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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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        A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" Round the World. Under the command of Capt. Fitzroy.

      - London: John Murray, 1889. 8vo. (7.6" x 5.25"). [1] + Frontispiece + x + 519pp + [4pp adv.] Half title page not issued. Portrait frontispiece of Charles Darwin's with facsimile signature. Includes a preface by Down, Bromley and Kent dated June, 1845. Postscript is dated Feb. 1st, 1860, wherein Darwin corrects certain errors. Text illustrations. Original green cloth with gilt image of a horseman chasing an ostrich on the front cover. The blind stamp of bookseller "W.H. Smith & Son London" on the front free end paper. Pages very clean, covers unusually bright and very good or better overall. Just the slightest scuffing to edges of spine. A little spotting to front blank leaves. Appears to be an unread copy. The best copy we have seen of this early reprint [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Nietzsche contra Wagner

      Leipzig: Naumann, 1889. First edition. Very Good +/none. NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Nietzsche contra Wagner, Naumann, Leipzig, 1889. TP + 1 leaf + Vorwort + 1-[42], Octavo. First Edition, (Schaberg 57).Only ONE HUNDRED COPIES Printed of Nietzsches Inflammatory Attack on Richard Wagner.Nietzsche contra Wagner was one of Nietzsche's final productions before he slipped into insanity, Iit was the last work that he was able to proof and correct before publication. The book is an assemblage of Nietzsche's writings on Wagner, selected from the books he had already published, but with many of the entries re-edited by Nietzsche for their inclusion here. For Nietzsche, Wagner represented the incarnation of the central problem of his time. On the one hand, Wagner was living proof that human greatness could still exist in a non-heroic age, while on the other, he exemplified, in his submission to the blandishments of power, a painful object lesson in the perils that a great spirit must elude if it is to fulfill his dream of self-realization.Once the corrected manuscript was in the publisher hands, there was much confusion over what should be done about the printing given the fact that the philosopher was now in a Basel psychiatric institution. Nietzsche's friend, Peter Gast, suggested several changes to the text, but actively urged publication while his other great friend, Overbeck, was shocked by what he read in the book and pleaded that any publication of the text would be a grave disservice to Nietzsche.In the end, Naumann privately printed just 100 copies of the work as Nietzsche had corrected it, giving 25 copies to Overbeck and the other 75 to Gast to be given to Nietzsche's friends.CONDITION: Contemporary marbled boards, lightly scuffed. Restored handwritten spine label and renewed endpapers. Very good+. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Contemporary marbled boards, lightly scuffed. Restored handwritten spine label and renewed endpapers. Very good+. More photos available upon request.

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        Hulda. Marche et airs de Ballet. Transcription a 2 pianos. Autograph musical manuscript signed and dated November 18, 1889

      1889. Folio. 35, [ii] (blank), 36-61 pp. 34.5 x 27 cms. Notated in black ink on 14 hand-ruled staves per page. Additional markings in red crayon and pencil. Occasional corrections. Significant rewriting of two bars on page 42. Slightly worn, soiling to corners, otherwise in very good condition. Preserved in paper wrappers with attractive calligraphic titling to upper. . Franck began his opera Hulda in 1882 and finished it in 1885. Its first performance was given posthumously on March 8th 1894 at Monte Carlo. The opera is based on a Scandinavian legend with text by Ch. Grandmougin after a dramatization by Bjornson. It was not published until 1894, at which time it was issued by Choudens in Paris. Even though Hulda did not premiere until after Franck's death, the Marche and Airs de Ballet from the opera were performed and these were quite well received. In a letter to Vincent d'Indy (one of Franck's students) written from Antwerp on August 14, 1885 Franck stated: "I want to tell you that at a concert here your `Chevanchee du Cid' was played perfectly, and had a great success...You were in the same company as your master, whose march and ballet music from `Hulda' were warmly applauded..." D'Indy: Cesar Franck (translated by Rosa Newmarch), London, 1910. The same music from Hulda was also performed at the Franck Festival on January 30th 1887 at the Cirque d'Hiver. It would appear, moreover, that of the entire opera the ballet music was closest to Franck's heart. Again, quoting from d'Indy: "At the same time he almost took the bit between his teeth (forgive the trite expression) at one moment while composing Hulda; but it is remarkable that it was the ballet that carried him away from the first, and that was still symphonic music. He wrote this ballet without pause or break, at the same time as a prologue, which does not appear in the score as it now stands, having been replaced, no one knows why, by an epilogue. One evening in the autumn...

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        Les difformes et les malades dans l'art

      Lecrosnier et Babe, Paris 1889 - Folio. [4], vi, [2], 162pp. Text illustrations. Paris: Lecroisnier & Babe, 1889. 327 x 251 mm. Library buckram, leatherette spine; original printed wrappers bound in (a bit soiled and worn, tear in front wrapper mended). Tears in first few leaves mended, edges a little frayed, but very good. First edition. Garrison-Morton 6606. Norman 458. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The book of Mormon: An account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi fifth electrotype edition

      Liverpool: George Teasdale 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). xii, 623 pp.. 1889 Fifth electrotype edition" of Orson Pratt's revised British edition. A leaflet by Elder B.H. Roberts, entitled "Analysis of the Book of Mormon: Suggestions to the Reader," is laid in. Provenance: Front free endpaper with inked gift inscription reading "Compliments of Jos. W. McMurrin / July 19th 1896." Joseph William McMurrin (1858–1932), a Mormon missionary and general authority, served as one of the seven presidents of the First Quorum of Seventy. Publisher's textured blue cloth, framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped title; binding unobtrusively rebacked, showing virtually no wear. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Front free endpaper with inscription as above.

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        THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX.

      - London: John Murray, 1889. 8vo. (7.6" x 5.25"). Second edition, revised and augmented. 25th thousand. With illustrations. [2] + xvi + 693pp + [1]. Includes a preface by Down, Bromley and Kent dated September, 1874. Original green cloth with gilt pattern and title on the spine. Clean and Fine. Appears to have never been read, and hidden away from the light for many years. Certainly an unusually nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      John C. Nimmo, London 1889 - "Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the fall and rise of the Primrose family, presided over by the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the abduction of a beautiful heroine and the machinations of an aristocratic villain. By turns comic and sentimental, the novel's popularity owes much to its recognizable depiction of domestic life and loving family relationships." [Pub. Info] Full maroon leather, marbled end pages, gold leaf on top, middle and bottom edges; gold tooling on the cover. Minor wear along hinge (front and back covers) more pronounced on the front hinge; minor wear to extremities. 114 colored illustrations. Bright and clean pages. The book is in Fine condition. A deluxe and beautiful edition. 1ST THUS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hulda. Marche et airs de Ballet. Transcription a 2 pianos. Autograph musical manuscript signed and dated November 18, 1889

      1889. Folio. 35, [ii] (blank), 36-61 pp. 34.5 x 27 cms. Notated in black ink on 14 hand-ruled staves per page. Additional markings in red crayon and pencil. Occasional corrections. Significant rewriting of two bars on page 42. Slightly worn, soiling to corners, otherwise in very good condition. Preserved in paper wrappers with attractive calligraphic titling to upper. . Franck began his opera Hulda in 1882 and finished it in 1885. Its first performance was given posthumously on March 8th 1894 at Monte Carlo. The opera is based on a Scandinavian legend with text by Ch. Grandmougin after a dramatization by Bjornson. It was not published until 1894, at which time it was issued by Choudens in Paris. Even though Hulda did not premiere until after Franck's death, the Marche and Airs de Ballet from the opera were performed and these were quite well received. In a letter to Vincent d'Indy (one of Franck's students) written from Antwerp on August 14, 1885 Franck stated: "I want to tell you that at a concert here your `Chevanchee du Cid' was played perfectly, and had a great success...You were in the same company as your master, whose march and ballet music from `Hulda' were warmly applauded..." D'Indy: Cesar Franck (translated by Rosa Newmarch), London, 1910. The same music from Hulda was also performed at the Franck Festival on January 30th 1887 at the Cirque d'Hiver. It would appear, moreover, that of the entire opera the ballet music was closest to Franck's heart. Again, quoting from d'Indy: "At the same time he almost took the bit between his teeth (forgive the trite expression) at one moment while composing Hulda; but it is remarkable that it was the ballet that carried him away from the first, and that was still symphonic music. He wrote this ballet without pause or break, at the same time as a prologue, which does not appear in the score as it now stands, having been replaced, no one knows why, by an epilogue. One evening in the autumn...

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv

      Kjøbenhavn 1889(P. G. Philipsens Forlag).. 8vo. 255 s. 1. utgave. Privat skinnbind. Topp gullsnitt. For- og bakomslaget bundet med.Bundet av Hanne Jensen. Gammelt navn på omslaget. De første sidene svakt plettet

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        La main gauche

      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 ..."Paul Ollendorff Paris 1889 12x19cm relié

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