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        [Binding, Fine- Miss Florence Leicester] Essays of Elia (Large Paper)

      London: David Stott, 1889. 12mo. Two Volumes. Attractive Arts & Crafts style binding by Miss Florence Leicester (inscribed in pencil at back of volume 1, "bound by Miss Florence Leicester) and signed in gilt pallet on rear dentelle: "19- F-M-L- 02, in crushed tan morocco with shamrock and petal design, flowers and vines on both covers (i.e. repeated four times), gilt-ruled dentelles and spines with similar motif. Large paper edition; one of one hundred copies [unnumbered]. White endpapers with ruled dentelles, featuring shamrocks in each corner. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of Alonzo Weston Kimball, noted collector of rare books and fine art. Little is known abou Florence Leicester, except to say that she was very accomplished and no doubt studied under one of the major bookbinders in London at the turn of the century. Some light rubbing and spine slightly faded. Very small closed crack to the top of the front hinge on vol. II. Only 100 Copies Printed. Both volumes and contents near fine.

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        The Key of Solomon the King. (Clavicula Salomonis). (Grimoire).

      London, George Redway, 1889, - in-4to, VIII (half-title: on verso this indication: ?only 500 copies produced of which this is n° 45? + titlepage + preface) + 115 p. + 1 p.: directions to binder (to place the 15 plates, several printed on blue paper) + 2 leaves (1 p.: list of subscribers + 3 p. of ?Standard works published by George Redway), booksellers ticket inside first cover: John M. Watkins Publisher and Bookseller, London, Exlibris in colour monogr. ?SJT? within a frame, Original h.-leather, spine renewed to style. Gilt title on first cover. Original edition, one of 500 copies printed only.The Key of Solomon, in Latin Clavis Salomonis or Clavicula Salomonis, is a grimoire, or book on magic, attributed to King Solomon, probably dating to the 14th to 15th century Italian Renaissance and presenting a typical example of Renaissance magic. The text dates to the Late Middle Ages or the Italian Renaissance. Many such grimoires attributed to King Solomon were written in this period, ultimately influenced by earlier (High Medieval) works of Jewish kabbalists and Arab alchemists, which in turn hark back to Greco-Roman magic of Late Antiquity. This extreemly rare first edition based on the Latin manuscript in the British Library was published by S. L. MacGregor Mathers in 1889. (This text from the reprint in 2017 based on the 1909 reprint). Plates printed on white and blue paper, full of symbols and Mytival AlphabetsPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Diurnale der Dominikanerinnen von St. Katherinen in Nürnberg. Pergamenthandschrift des 15. Jh. mit den täglichen Stundengebeten.

      15. Jahrhundert, - in-8vo (138x103 mm), 258 Bl., auf feinen Pergamentseiten in gotischer Minuskel gleichmässig geschrieben in lateinischer Sprache (Kalender und Schluss von andern Händen); durchgehend rubriziert, mit vielen grossen und kleineren Initialen in Rot, Blau oder Schwarz; die Gesangstexte mit quadratischen Musiknoten auf rotem Vierliniensystem. Moderner Lederband mit Blindprägung auf den Deckeln, blauer Schnitt, mit 1 von ursprünglich 2 Metallschliessen. Seltener mittelalterlicher Pergament-Codex: Das Gebetsbuch einer Dominikanerschwester mit den gesprochenen und gesungenen Teilen des täglichen Gebets. Die Herkunft aus dem Dominikanerorden ergibt sich aus dem Kalender und der Litanei, die Bestimmung für Nonnen aus verschiedenen Rubriken. Zahlreiche Feste verweisen auf die Diözese Bamberg, einzelne Texte auf die hl. Katherina als Klosterpatronin; als Heimat der Handschrift kommt also nur das Katharinenstift in Nürnberg in Betracht. Auch der vorliegende Codex zeigt jene auffallend unsystematische Anordnung des Inhalts, die für die Diurnalien der Dominikanerinnen charakteristisch ist (vgl. die Beispiele bei Ehrensberger, Biblioteca liturgica manuscripta, Karlsruhe 1889, S. 32ff.). Als Beilage erscheinen hier die sonst auch üblichen Texte: Benedictiones matutinales, Bened. ad mensam, Officium BMV, Off. defunctorum usw. Der Band ist gut erhalten und im Innern vollständig; am Schluss (hinter Bl. 256) fehlt der letzte Teil der Collectae propriae. Diurnalien gehören zu den seltenen liturgischen Büchern und kommen im Handel kaum vor. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Nursery "Alice" containing twenty coloured enlargements from Tenniel's Illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" with text adapted to nursery readers.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1889 - Quarto. Original white cloth-backed pictorial boards, titles to front cover in red and black, orange endpapers. Wear to corners and head and foot of spine, spine darkened, some light foxing to preliminaries, some internal finger marks, diagonal crease to page 36. Mechanical enlargements of 20 of John Tenniel's illustrations, enlarged from the originals and printed in colour; text printed in brown ink. Cover illustrations by E. G. Thomson. First edition, first impression, third issue, with the original illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat on page 34 with Alice's profile visible, overpriced with two shillings on the title page. Genuinely rare thus: copies are overwhelmingly met in the second edition. Ten thousand copies of the first print run were printed by Edward Evans on toned paper. Dodgson rejected the entire edition in sheets as the pictures were "far too bright and gaudy" and instructed they should be reprinted. The casings prepared had Alice asleep beneath a tree on the front cover and a picture of the March Hare on the back. Four thousand copies of the rejected sheets were sent to the United States and the book was published with a tipped-in preliminary leaf and title page dated 1890. After the publication of the second edition in 1891, unsold copies of the first edition were bound up and overprinted "People's Edition, Price Two Shillings" at the head of the title page, but not redated, as in this copy. Williams, Madan, Green, Crutch 215c. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.

      Lausanne: F. Rouge,, 1889. Octavo. Contemporary library buckram, spine lettered and dated in black. 6 folding plates as issued. Spine and boards toned, split to front joint repaired, light wear and rubbing to extremities, mild foxing to contents, a very good copy. From the library of Lindley Fraser, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "L. M. Fraser, Queen's, (Oxford, October, 1928)" with his occasional pencil annotations to the contents shaved by the binder. Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, of the French economist's major thesis which confirmed his status as the father of general equilibrium theory, first published in two parts in 1874 and 1877 respectively. Soon after becoming a professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne at the age of 36, Walras published Éléments. He focused his efforts on significantly revising several successive editions over the course of the next two decades; this second edition, for example, contains an introductory chapter which does not appear in subsequent editions. Appreciation for his work has grown steadily since the 1930s which has prompted Blaug to argue that Walras "may now be the most widely-read nineteenth century economist after Ricardo and Marx" (p. 262). Lindley Fraser (1904–63) was a British economist and popular broadcaster. He became a fellow in economics at Queen's College, Oxford in 1928, where he wrote his first book, Protection and Free Trade (1932) and was recognised as "a man of most acute mind and versatile gifts". He later went on to join the staff of the BBC's German Service in 1940.

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        Schusterei-Herstellung u. Fabriken:) C.F. Bally Fabrique de chaussures et tissus élastiques Schönenwerd. Suisse. Fabriquants de chaussures en Suisse Schuhfabrikant in der Schweiz.

      Atelier Artist. J.A. Preuss, Zürich, 1889. - in-4°, (26 x 37 cm), 2 ff. (ill. Titelbl. + Zwischentitelbl.) + 15 Bl. Text (30 S., 4-sprachig) mit illustrationen nach Zeichnungen + 32 Holzstichtafeln (Xylogravures), Leinenband, Rückenvergoldung, Buckdeckel mit Titel und Jahr 1890. / reliure en toile originale. Titre et date 1890 dorée sur le premier plat. (reliure tachée). Textes dans un encadrement or avec 2 illustrations in-texte. Les planches avec les légendes en 4 langues: Le titre illustré montre un ouvrier au travail et les bâtiments de l?entreprise à Paris - London - Buenos Aires et Montevideo. Les planches : - (Die interessanten Tafeln zeigen): 1) Le berceau de la famille. Stammhaus - 2) Vue générale de: Ansicht von Schönenwerd (G. Lorenz del.) - 3) Fabriques de chaussures - Shedbau , mechanische Schusterei - 4) Atelier de cordonnerie mécanique mechanische Schusterei (Innenansicht) - 5) Atelier de coupe des semelles, Sohlleder-Stanzerei - 6) Fabrique de tissus élastiques - Elastik Fabrik - 7) Tramerie de soie - Seidenzettlerei - 8) Atelier de tissage - Websaal. 9) Magasins réunis - Schuhwarenmagazin. 10) Magasin de chaussures - Schuhmagazin. 11) Docks - Lagerhaus. 12) Hotel de la Cigogne - Hotel Storchen. 13) Partie du jardin - Felsengarten. 14) Place de l?église - BÜHL - Kirchplatz. 15) Dépot du matériel à incendie - Spritzenhaus. 16) école Froebel - Kleinkinderschule. 17) Fabrique de chaussures (Tiges) - Obere Fabrik. 18) Salle de piqure - Nähmaschinensaal 19) Villa Jurablick. 20) Parties du Jardin - Felsengarten. 21) Villa anglaise - Villenquartier. 22) Cité ouvrière - Arbeiterquartier. 23) Villa Tannheim. 24) Pension d?ouvrier - Kosthaus. 25) Aux trois sapins - PARC - Dreitannen. 26) Bains - Badeanstalt. 27) Barrage de l?Aar - Stauwehr. 28) Fabrique de chaussures - FALKENSTEIN - Schuhfabrik. 29) Idem AARAU Schuhfabrik. 30) Idem KLINGNAU. 31) Idem GRÄNICHEN. 32) Idem SCHOEFTLAND. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Texte en français, allemand, anglais et espagnol. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Note autographe à la Comtesse de Potocka : « tout cela est petit en comparaison de l'éternité »

      1889. s.l. [Paris] n.d., 9,5x12cm, 1 page au dos d'une enveloppe. - s.l. [Paris] n.d., 9,5x12cm, 1 page au dos d'une enveloppe. - Nota autografo Maupassant destinatari della contessa Potocka, 10 linee di inchiostro nero sul retro di una busta per Clotilde Legrand, cachet [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Note autographe de Maupassant adressée à la Comtesse Potocka, 10 lignes à l'encre noire au dos d'une enveloppe destinée à Clotilde Legrand, un cachet « Devambez, passage panoramas, 5 ». Ces lignes tracées à la hâte au dos d'une enveloppe réutilisée sont un témoignage de la proximité de Maupassant et Potocka. En effet, l'auteur fait suivre à sa correspondante une lettre qui était destinée à une autre personne : « Lisez et voyez comme tout cela est petit en comparaison de l'éternité. » Il conseille donc le secret à la Comtesse : « Le mieux est de ne plus en parler à personne. » Il conclut : « Je viendrais v[ou]s voir demain avant 3hrs ½ ».

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        MELBOURNE AND MARS: MY MYSTERIOUS LIFE ON TWO PLANETS. EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF A MELBOURNE MERCHANT. Edited by [i.e. Written by] Joseph Fraser..

      Melbourne: Pater & Knapton, Print, 1889.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-104 [105-112: ads], disbound. First edition. Among the rarest of the nineteenth-century interplanetary fictions. "The tale of a man who in middle age lives in Melbourne, but who also simultaneously lives a second life as a child on a utopian and scientifically advanced Mars, on which winged flying machines are in common, everyday use." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 86. "One of the most important Australian utopian novels ... Fraser saw technology as a key agent of social change, extolling the value of fast travel by flying machines and describing with awe the potential of electricity." - Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, pp. 26-7; 225. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 12 (giving the author as "Frazer"). Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V-286. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 81. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Disbound, lacks the original printed wrappers. Title page dusty, fore-edge corner tips chipped. A fair copy of a rare book. (#153384)

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        Der Moderne Stil.

      Seven vols. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1889-1905. Seven vols., folio, 120, 96, 96, 96, 96, 96, 96 ll, fully illustrated leaves printed to recto only in green, phthalo blue, sepia, peach, burgundy, and black. Quarter red cloth, with color printed gray boards (vol. 1 has inlaid illustration in green and red), title printed in black to backstrips. Backstrips on all volumes have some minor fraying, and boards are slightly rubbed at edges and bumped at corners; otherwise a very good, bright, and complete set. First edition, seven volumes complete. The most comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedic lexicon of Art Nouveau design ever published. Each page packed with images including but not limited to, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wallpaper, furniture, book bindings, book plates, ornamental alphabets, book art, metalwork, silver, china, lace, and advertising art, represented with photographic reproductions, and sketches. All seven volumes are very scarce, rarely found complete.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.

      Lausanne: F. Rouge, 1889 - Octavo. Contemporary library buckram, spine lettered and dated in black. Spine and boards toned, split to front joint repaired, light wear and rubbing to extremities, mild foxing to contents, a very good copy. From the library of Lindley Fraser, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "L. M. Fraser, Queen's, (Oxford, October, 1928)" with his occasional pencil annotations to the contents shaved by the binder. 6 folding plates as issued. Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, of the French economist's major thesis which confirmed his status as the father of general equilibrium theory, first published in two parts in 1874 and 1877 respectively. Soon after becoming a professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne at the age of 36, Walras published Éléments. He focused his efforts on significantly revising several successive editions over the course of the next two decades; this second edition, for example, contains an introductory chapter which does not appear in subsequent editions. Appreciation for his work has grown steadily since the 1930s which has prompted Blaug to argue that Walras "may now be the most widely-read nineteenth century economist after Ricardo and Marx" (p. 262). Lindley Fraser (1904–63) was a British economist and popular broadcaster. He became a fellow in economics at Queen's College, Oxford in 1928, where he wrote his first book, Protection and Free Trade (1932) and was recognised as "a man of most acute mind and versatile gifts". He later went on to join the staff of the BBC's German Service in 1940. Walker 176; Mark Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1986).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LA VIE À MONTMARTRE

      Paris: G. Boudet / Ch. Tallandier, 1889. Two volumes. Quarto (29 x 21 cm). Text volume: full crimson morocco, with inlaid colored morocco floral decorations with gilt stems, with three inlaid morocco portraits (one male, two female), and a windmill, on upper cover, inlaid morocco spine decoration, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles with colored morocco floral inlays, executed and signed by master binder Ch. Meunier in 1903. Hairline crack at toe of upper joint, otherwise about fine in morocco faced board slipcase. Supplementary volume: three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., color morocco inlay in gilt spine, t.e.g., unsigned, but quite likely also by Meunier or an assistant; fine in somewhat edgeworn matching morocco faced board slipcase. First edition. Illustrated with original color lithographed frontis and sectional titles, along with scores of lithographed vignettes and illustrations in black. In addition to 25 numbered copies on Chine, 25 numbered copies on Japon, and 700 numbered copies on Marais, this is a special copy on Chine, designated on the justification as "Exemplaire imprimé pour M. Pierre Vidal," the artist. Bound into the text volume as foldouts are three states of the brilliant pictorial lithographed wrapper: a) uncolored, before letterpress; b) colored, before letterpress; and c) the finished state. Also present is a fine original 16 x 17cm watercolor by Vidal, entitled "Moulin Rouge", signed and dated 1899, on 28 x 20 cm sheet of Japon. Additionally, the colored lithograph frontis and fifteen color lithographed pictorial sectional titles are present in both the finished colored state, and in uncolored proof state before letters. The supplementary volume consists of a total of 165 items, including the colored wrapper in two states, the pictorial sectional titles in colored and uncolored proof states, before letterpress and bearing register marks and a few annotations, and a full complement of the illustrations and vignettes, printed on single sheets of heavy stock, without letterpress, with full margins. The author (1857 - 1933) was a journalist, editor and composer, frequently connected with L'ECHO DE PARIS, LE COURRIER FRANCAIS, and other periodicals. He wrote a series of books, almost all illustrated, dealing with the street and night life of Paris. Vidal also executed illustrations for his LA VIE DES BOULEVARDS (1896). Vidal (1849-1913) "worked in the prints room of the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1876 ... [his work] depicted the life of the 'Belle Epoque' period, paying particular attention to details of clothing and decorations of scenes in everyday life" - Benezit. He illustrated works by Loüys, de Maupassant, Meilhac, Uzanne, and others of the period. Monod's entry for this title is derivative, and incorrectly records the limitation as 50 each on Chine and Japon and 600 on vélin. This is one of at least two (or possibly three) copies assembled and imprinted for the artist. Another, bound in half morocco by Carayon, and including five drawings, two prospectuses and a suite on chine, sold at auction in 2012. Another copy, also bound by Meunier, sold at auction in 1994, but the description in auction records is insufficient to conclude that it was the present copy. A lovely evocation of a time and place. MONOD 8430. BENEZIT 14:281-2. VICAIRE V:1114.

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        The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (22-volume set)

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. Standard Library Edition. Hardcover. VG (Outer spines have a few average scuffs, and only two volumes have noticeable wear to head edge of spine; interiors are crisp and clean.). 22 vols. Turquoise marbled boards, 3/4 leather spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces and BW illus within texts. The complete 22-volume set of writings by English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863). "With illustrations by the author and others, and with introductory notes setting forth the history of the several works." Contents: v. 1-2. Vanity fair ; v. 3-4. The history of Pendennis ; v. 5. The memoirs of Mr. C.J. Yellowplush ; The Fitzboodle papers ; The wolves and the lamb ; Stories and sketches ; v. 6. Burlesques ; v. 7. The history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great Hoggarty diamond ; Men's wives ; The book of snobs ; v. 8. The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. ; and, Denis Duval ; v. 9-10. The Newcomes ; v. 11. The Paris sketchbook of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh ; and, Eastern sketches ; v. 12. The Irish sketchbook of 1842 ; and, Character sketches ; v. 13. The four Georges ; The English humorists ; Sketches and travels in London ; v. 14. The history of Henry Esmond, Esq. ; v. 15-16. The Virginians ; v. 17-18. The adventures of Philip on his way through the world ; A shabby genteel story ; Catherine ; v. 19. Roundabout papers ; The second funeral of Napoleon ; Critical reviews ; v. 20. Christmas stories ; Ballads, and other poems ; Tales ; v. 21. Contributions to Punch ; v. 22. Miscellaneous papers and sketches. Will indeed make a handsome addition to your personal library.

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        Anna Karenina

      Walter Scott, UK 1889 - New Edition 1889. Second UK Edition. Preceded by the Vizetelly edition published in 1887 and the first edition in English, published in the USA by Thomas J. Crowell & Co., New York, in 1886. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Dated by adverts at book rear. Complete two volumes in original decorative cloth. Books are very good with quite bright boards.Edges rubbed. Boards lightly marked in places. Contents good. Endpapers foxed with bookplates. Very un-common set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Russian types].

      Moscow Kushnerev i Ko 1889 - 14 chromolithographs, including 6 signed "N.B.", pasted on original cards with printed captions, kept in small paper sleeve; two slightly chipped, very light foxing on margins, covers of the sleeve split, with marginal tears. Overall dimensions: 16.5 x 11.4 cm. Attractive collection of 14 chromolithographs depicting traditional Russian figures and their occupations, such as bird hunting, fox hunting, fishing, mushrooms picking and wheat harvest. Bogatov (1854 - 1935), Russian artist and graphic, worked in lithography, as well as painting landscapes and portraits and creating illustrations for Russian classics and folklore. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Complete set of the Fairy Books:]

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1889–1910. Blue; Red; Green; Yellow; Pink; Grey; Violet; Crimson; Brown; Orange; Olive; Lilac. 12 works, octavo. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in early 20th-century varicoloured crushed morocco, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with gilt titles direct, each board decorated with a different gilt-tooled and colour onlay design, quadruple gilt border to sides, elaborate gilt-roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bound retaining the original cloth spine and front panel, and the half-titles. Illustrations by Henry J. Ford, G. P. Jacomb Hood and others, in colour and black and white, as plates and to the text. Occasional minor scuffs to corners, no spotting within and the spines unsunned, a beautiful bright set in excellent condition. First editions, first impressions, a complete set of Lang's much-loved and beautifully produced Fairy Book series, exquisitely bound in the first half of the century by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, each volume distinguished in its appropriate colour, with differing onlay and gilt designs to each board, and retaining the original decorated cloth bound within. The Fairy Books, edited by Andrew Lang and written up by his wife, were unprecedented in the international scope of their sources, and highly influential in giving many tales their first appearance in English. Though sets can often be found in much more recent leather bindings, this Sangorski-bound set is rare both in the high quality of the work and the relatively early date of its execution.

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        [Humorous Poems and Drawings]

      [Washington, DC], [1889 - 1890]. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of poems, all neatly lettered in brown pen with cartoonish illustrations on each page. The first poem reads: "View the ingenuous youths whose mild surprise, Beams unrestrained from their well opened eyes!, It goes without the saying that they spy the man with the long nose who walks by. Such feelings, if well bred they would subdue, or keep them better hid from other's view!" The accompanying drawing depicts three open mouthed children jumping with arms flailing, all apparently enthralled with the long nosed man who stands just off the page. Another reads: "The wind subsides and in their little boat, Edward and James, becalmed are left afloat. But what of that? These men of quick resource quickly take measures to pursue their course!" The illustration shows two men in a boat, one with ears the size of sails and the other using a bellows to blow air into his friend's huge ears. Written on the front free endpaper is "Coyle, 1760 N Street, Washington DC, 1889 - 90." Leonidas Coyle (1840-1906) was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeton New Jersey. He compiled lectures by Reverend G.W. Samson at Columbian College in DC where Samson taught and was president. Coyle showed his early interest in art/cartoons, with several of his pencil drawings decorating the endpapers of the compilation. The text and illustrations are drawn on glossy, translucent paper with a blank sheet of heavier stock paper between each page. The pages are all ruled and numbered in red pen. Minor chipping to edges of some pages and light foxing throughout. Includes a small laid in contemporary black and white photograph of a cat. Bound in three quarter leather backed marbled paper covered boards. The leather spine piece is no longer present, and the boards have been amateurishly reattached to text block using clear packing tape along the spine and hinges. Size: Oblong, 12 x 7.5 inches. 28 pages. Very Good Condition. POE/063017.

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        Very early Coca-Cola letter written by an employee at Asa Candler's Atlanta drug store

      Atlanta, 1889. Very good. This very early Coca-Cola advertising envelope, dated October 5, 1889, contains a four-page employee's letter. It shows "Asa G. Candler & Company, Wholesale Druggists, 47 Peachtree St. Atlanta, Georgia" as the return address and has one of the earliest Coca-Cola script logo advertisements on its back flap: "The Brain Tonic and Intellectual Soda Fountain Beverage, Coca-Cola, Recommended by all who have used it". The envelope is rough at the right edge and split along the left. Coca-Cola was invented by John Pemberton in 1886. Candler bought the rights to the product in May of 1889 and turned the drink into the best-selling soft drink in the world. Willie was hired by Candler to take over management of his retail operation in early October, 1889 and immediately wrote his "dear Sis" (perhaps a pet term for his wife based on the address and contents of the letter): "Mr. Candler made me an offer of $50 for the month, with the understanding of raising my wages when he had found me out, & what I would be worth to him. . . . What do you think of my taking this position? . . . I have charge of the Retail Department. I put up all the Prescription work & take charge of the retail trade. Hope I will like it." He goes on to plead for her to come to Atlanta where they can together visit the 1889 edition of the Piedmont "Exposition." Early Coca-Cola correspondence is almost never found today. As of 2017, there are no similar early employee letters listed at OCLC and none are for sale in the trade. There are no auction records at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or WorthPoint, however an Asa Candler letter from 1909 sold at auction in 2014.

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        Japoneries d'Automne. Paris, Calman Levy

      1889 - First Edition. 8vo, [ii], 356, [1]pp, contemporary quarter-calf, marbled boards, top edge gilt, original wrappers preserved [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A very large albumen paper photograph, reproducing an illuminated address presented to John Dunn Esq. J.P. of Mount Barker (1802-1904), member of Parliament and prominent wheat merchant and miller in early colonial South Australia), by the workers of J. Dunn & Co. on the occasion of his retirement in May 1889. The address, the original of which was illustrated and illuminated by W.G.P. Joyner, gives an indication of the scale and importance of Dunn's enterprises: '... by your persev[er]ance, energy and strict integrity you have overcome all obstacles, and today you have the satisfaction of leaving to your successors the largest milling and wheat business in the Southern Hemisphere'

      Image size approximately 325 x 263 mm, on the original ruled mount (visible surface 430 x 365 mm), framed and glazed. The photograph is beginning to lift slightly at two corners; mount slightly soiled at one corner; frame a little scuffed and marked; overall in excellent condition. On the reverse is the paper label of 'S. Solomon, Photographer, 51 Rundle Street, Adelaide'. An article in the 'South Australian Chronicle' for 8 June 1889 describes the circumstances of the presentation of the address, and describe the original in detail. 'The address is the work of Mr. Joyner, and is one of his most artistic productions ... The words and the signatures, which number 105, being those of most of the leading employés, are situated in the centre, while all around are well executed paintings of a number of the mills belonging to the firm, taken from photographs. In the left-hand corner there is a painting of the site of the original mill at Hay Valley ... On the top are Mr. Dunn's residence at Mount Barker ['The Laurels'] and the Dunn Memorial Church, which that gentleman presented to the residents of Mount Barker, while the right hand corner is occupied by a view of the firm's stores and offices in Freeman-street [Adelaide, now Gawler Place]. On the left side of the address there are views of the mills at Wilmington, the old mill at Port Adelaide, and at Mount Barker, and two representations of the new Roller Eclipse mill at Port Adelaide. On the other side the Nairne mill takes precedence, while underneath it is the gem of the collection the works at Port Pirie, including some of the shipping of the port with the railway in front. The Port Augusta and Bridgewater mills are represented, and an excellent portrait of Mr. Dunn is also included in the set.' A number of the source photographs are to be found in a Dunn family photograph album, now held by the State Library of South Australia [PRG 1485/3]. Dunn's entry in the 'Australian Dictionary of Biography' records that '[he] retired in 1889 and died at Mount Barker on 13 October 1894. The firm's eleven mills, five with the most modern machinery, then represented an investment of £150,000. They annually had an export trade of some 20,000 tons of flour to Britain, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Africa, some 400 employees, and a payment to farmers of £500,000'.

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        The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (22-volume set)

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. 22 vols. Turquoise marbled boards, 3/4 leather spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces and BW illus within texts. The complete 22-volume set of writings by English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863). "With illustrations by the author and others, and with introductory notes setting forth the history of the several works." Contents: v. 1-2. Vanity fair ; v. 3-4. The history of Pendennis ; v. 5. The memoirs of Mr. C.J. Yellowplush ; The Fitzboodle papers ; The wolves and the lamb ; Stories and sketches ; v. 6. Burlesques ; v. 7. The history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great Hoggarty diamond ; Men's wives ; The book of snobs ; v. 8. The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. ; and, Denis Duval ; v. 9-10. The Newcomes ; v. 11. The Paris sketchbook of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh ; and, Eastern sketches ; v. 12. The Irish sketchbook of 1842 ; and, Character sketches ; v. 13. The four Georges ; The English humorists ; Sketches and travels in London ; v. 14. The history of Henry Esmond, Esq. ; v. 15-16. The Virginians ; v. 17-18. The adventures of Philip on his way through the world ; A shabby genteel story ; Catherine ; v. 19. Roundabout papers ; The second funeral of Napoleon ; Critical reviews ; v. 20. Christmas stories ; Ballads, and other poems ; Tales ; v. 21. Contributions to Punch ; v. 22. Miscellaneous papers and sketches. Will indeed make a handsome addition to your personal library. VG (Outer spines have a few average scuffs, and only two volumes have noticeable wear to head edge of spine; interiors are crisp and clean.).

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        De nieuwe muziekleermiddelen van het systeem-Sonnaville.[Leiden, Johannes Eggers, ca. 1895]. 25 items in 1 box. All items in a green half cloth box (37 x 29 x 4 cm) which opens at the front and can be closed with cloth strings, with a letterpress title-label mounted on top.

      "Het piano-lotto" in: Historisch overzicht nederlandse gezelschapsspellen (www.hongs.nl); Verbeek, De kist van De Sonnaville. Very rare, more or less complete collection of all the materials regarding the method for learning music developed by Louis de Sonnaville, as sold by the Leiden music seller Johannes Eggers. Since the box contains all the items advertised by Eggers, thereby including booklets aimed at parents as well as teachers, and the items are numbered according to his advertisements, it is probable that the box was originally compiled as a showcase and was not used for teaching.De Sonnaville was director of music at the Willibrordus Gymnasium at Katwijk, a function in which he led five music teachers and an orchestra and choir containing almost half the school. He had noted that most of his pupils had been given piano lessons at home, which had led to a dislike of the instrument. De Sonnaville set out to develop a system for music education particularly aimed at children. A large part of the method therefore consisted of visualisations and games, the most famous of which is the piano-lotto, a variant of a lottery game. Starting with the completion of his method in 1889, he was very active in its promotion, gaining support of prominent pedagogues and musicians including Johanna Veth, Catharina van Rennes, Willem Kes and Willem Mengelberg, who was himself a pupil of De Sonnaville. However, as De Sonnaville kept improving his method and rewriting brochures, at least twenty different booklets existed in the end in several different versions. After his death in 1914, the method quickly lost its popularity. Detailed description on request.

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        THE FRONTIERSMAN. A STORY OF LIFE ON THE PLAINS. SEASON OF 1890 [caption title]

      [New York, 1889. 4pp. on a folded sheet. Large folio. Old fold lines. Minor chipping and wear, a few small tears. Very good. A charming promotional for this dramatic Wild West show, featuring acts derived from some of the most infamous and romantic western events and people, under the management of Adam Forepaugh. Forepaugh was one of the great circus organizers of 19th-century America from immediately after the Civil War until his death in 1890. He is generally credited with originating the "Wild West" idea as part of his 1869 show, although he did not create a separate show until after Buffalo Bill Cody began his act in 1883. Forepaugh's attractions include re-creations of Custer's Last Stand, the Mountain Meadow's Massacre (both illustrated with woodcuts), A.H. Bogardus, a famous crack shot, a good ol' fashioned round-up, and a "Realistic Representation of Hanging a Horde Thief." Of particular interest is "Trapeze Horse," Eclipse, shown in the woodcut illustration jumping from one swinging platform to another high above the crowd. This large broadsheet, advertising the coming 1890 season, was probably printed in late 1889, as Forepaugh is directly referred to as the manager for upcoming events. However, he died on Jan. 24, 1890, suggesting this precedes his demise. No copies in OCLC.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1889 - 1889 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine, Covers & Ads

      1889. This is an 1889 Original Paperback Wisden, with facsimile spine, covers and adverts. There is quite a bit of trimming as shown but nice and white pages inside and excellent photoplate (the first one issued) some spotting to the first couple of pages.

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        ECHOES FROM JAPAN.

      - London 1889, Passmore. Grey pictorial cloth, very good, 315 pages, 13 b. w. illustrations, map, a bit of ware to head & tail spine, else clean & solid copy, 12 x 18.5 cm. R A R E AUTHOR'S SIGNED & DATED PRESENTATION COPY FIRST EDITION This early primary source begins with a view to the present conditions of Japan, how the author had access to the Japanese, the Christian conversion of a Samurai, Japan pleading with England to be reconciled to God, bright hours with his pupils. Japanese Christians in a dilemma, visits to Kobe and Osaka, self help, social life in Japan. * A trip to the Hacone [sic for Hakone] hills, How Orientals in London may be reached, visit to Arima, Hotel life at Osaka, secular education, moral condition. *** WITH APPENDICES: 1. "Jottings from my Note-Book" 2. "Crumbs from the Letters of a Soul-Winner at Shanghai" * Covers letters from the author's sister, a missionary in Shanghai who worked with Chinese sailors. * An excellent primary resource, covering an earlier view of Japan before it was greatly influenced by foreign visitors. * Well written ! *

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        Rada di Gaeta

      1889. Carta nautica stampata dall' Istituto Geografico Militare. In buono stato di conservazione. Firenze Florence Dimensioni in mm. 950 X 720

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        Very early Coca-Cola letter written by an employee at Asa Candler's Atlanta drug store

      Atlanta, 1889. Very good. This very early Coca-Cola advertising envelope, dated October 5, 1889, contains a four-page employee's letter. It shows "Asa G. Candler & Company, Wholesale Druggists, 47 Peachtree St. Atlanta, Georgia" as the return address and has one of the earliest Coca-Cola script logo advertisements on its back flap: "The Brain Tonic and Intellectual Soda Fountain Beverage, Coca-Cola, Recommended by all who have used it". The envelope is rough at the right edge and split along the left. Coca-Cola was invented by John Pemberton in 1886. Candler bought the rights to the product in May of 1889 and turned the drink into the best-selling soft drink in the world. Willie was hired by Candler to take over management of his retail operation in early October, 1889 and immediately wrote his "dear Sis" (perhaps a pet term for his wife based on the address and contents of the letter): "Mr. Candler made me an offer of $50 for the month, with the understanding of raising my wages when he had found me out, & what I would be worth to him. . . . What do you think of my taking this position? . . . I have charge of the Retail Department. I put up all the Prescription work & take charge of the retail trade. Hope I will like it." He goes on to plead for her to come to Atlanta where they can together visit the 1889 edition of the Piedmont "Exposition." Early Coca-Cola correspondence is almost never found today. As of 2017, there are no similar early employee letters listed at OCLC and none are for sale in the trade. There are no auction records at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or WorthPoint, however an Asa Candler letter from 1909 sold at auction in 2014.

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        The Plague Ship. Original penny paperback in the “SPCK Penny Library of Fiction” series rebound without covers with 17 other titles in the one volume.

      London, Brighton & New York, SPCK, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1889 1st edition. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Pebbled maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering and gilt line banding to spine. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to edges. Endpapers darkened and front free endpaper clipped at top edge. Some light yellowing and scattered foxing. Else a very tight and clean copy. Very scarce. 5 b&w illus. in text, (ii), [3]-32. The “SPCK Penny Library of Fiction” appeared on a regular basis, each issue containing 32 pages bound in a colour paper cover. Some copies were sold separately while others where bound up without covers into volumes containing six separate titles and issued in cloth and in wraps as the “Library of Fiction.” This bound volume contains the first three volumes of the SPCK “Library of Fiction” rebound without covers in the one volume. There is so little information about the different states of issue and all are very scarce that I am regarding all 18 titles as first issues of the first edition. “The Plague Ship” is regarded by Dartt as the rarest Henty first edition though that is debatable, “Seaside Maidens” and “The Ranche in the Valley” are to my mind of comparable rarity. The 17 other titles include books by Grant Allen (two titles,) Geo. Manville Fenn (three titles,) Mrs. Riddell (one title,) and B L Farjeon (one title.)

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        The Plague Ship. Original penny paperback in the ?SPCK Penny Library of Fiction? series rebound without covers with 17 other titles in the one volume.

      London, Brighton & New York, SPCK, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1889 1st edition - Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Pebbled maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering and gilt line banding to spine. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to edges. Endpapers darkened and front free endpaper clipped at top edge. Some light yellowing and scattered foxing. Else a very tight and clean copy. Very scarce. 5 b&w illus. in text, (ii), [3]-32. The ?SPCK Penny Library of Fiction? appeared on a regular basis, each issue containing 32 pages bound in a colour paper cover. Some copies were sold separately while others where bound up without covers into volumes containing six separate titles and issued in cloth and in wraps as the ?Library of Fiction.? This bound volume contains the first three volumes of the SPCK ?Library of Fiction? rebound without covers in the one volume. There is so little information about the different states of issue and all are very scarce that I am regarding all 18 titles as first issues of the first edition. ?The Plague Ship? is regarded by Dartt as the rarest Henty first edition though that is debatable, ?Seaside Maidens? and ?The Ranche in the Valley? are to my mind of comparable rarity. The 17 other titles include books by Grant Allen (two titles,) Geo. Manville Fenn (three titles,) Mrs. Riddell (one title,) and B L Farjeon (one title.)

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Je baise vos pieds ô très belle et révérée Directrice. »

      - Paris 6 avril1889, 11,3x8,9 cm, 2 pages sur une carte-lettre. - Scheda lettera autografa firmata da Guy de Maupassant alla contessa Potocka 19 linee in inchiostro nero, intitolato "GM 10, rue de Monchanin". - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Carte-lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 19 lignes à l'encre noire, à en-tête « GM 10, rue de Monchanin». Maupassant écrit à sa destinatrice dans l'idée d'aller la visiter : « Est-ce que jeudi vous irait pour une causerie ? » En effet, il a à lui raconter : « [...] une petite histoire sans aucune importance mais assez drôle. » Maupassant a souvent été qualifié d'auteur mondain, tant pour ses visites que ses descriptions de la haute société contemporaine. Il a toujours déclaré préférer la solitude. Il promet à la Comtesse Potocka qu'il va : « [...] s'efforcer de réorganiser des diners. » Lui qui avait pourtant : « [...] nettoyé [s]a vie de la moitié de [s]es connaissances encombrantes afin d'être très libre [...] » Il avoue humblement que s'il n'avait pas : « [...] une force d'âme vraiment supérieure, [il ferait] de cette liberté un déplorable usage. J'ai besoin d'être un peu surveillé et gardé, le soir, ou sinon je retombe. » Il achève : « Je baise vos pieds ô très belle et révérée Directrice. »

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        Shu-bi Gakan. (Anthology from collections of famous paintings). Two volumes. Osaka, Mataemon Shibakawa, Meiji 22 (1889).

      1889 1889 - Tall 8vo. Size: 18 x 29 cm. Two volumes comprising 5 leaves of text and 50 colour woodcut plates, some heightened in gilt. As issued with double folded leaves (in oriental style). Original silk brocade on limp covers with printed paper covered labels. Housed in original silk covered folding case, restored. Includes an index with title of the paintings, names of the artists and the collectors. The lovely illustrations are in perfect condition.A supplement was issued in 1890. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De nieuwe muziekleermiddelen van het systeem-Sonnaville.[Leiden, Johannes Eggers, ca. 1895]. 25 items in 1 box. All items in a green half cloth box (37 x 29 x 4 cm) which opens at the front and can be closed with cloth strings, with a letterpress title-label mounted on top.

      "Het piano-lotto" in: Historisch overzicht nederlandse gezelschapsspellen (www.hongs.nl); Verbeek, De kist van De Sonnaville. Very rare, more or less complete collection of all the materials regarding the method for learning music developed by Louis de Sonnaville, as sold by the Leiden music seller Johannes Eggers. Since the box contains all the items advertised by Eggers, thereby including booklets aimed at parents as well as teachers, and the items are numbered according to his advertisements, it is probable that the box was originally compiled as a showcase and was not used for teaching.De Sonnaville was director of music at the Willibrordus Gymnasium at Katwijk, a function in which he led five music teachers and an orchestra and choir containing almost half the school. He had noted that most of his pupils had been given piano lessons at home, which had led to a dislike of the instrument. De Sonnaville set out to develop a system for music education particularly aimed at children. A large part of the method therefore consisted of visualisations and games, the most famous of which is the piano-lotto, a variant of a lottery game. Starting with the completion of his method in 1889, he was very active in its promotion, gaining support of prominent pedagogues and musicians including Johanna Veth, Catharina van Rennes, Willem Kes and Willem Mengelberg, who was himself a pupil of De Sonnaville. However, as De Sonnaville kept improving his method and rewriting brochures, at least twenty different booklets existed in the end in several different versions. After his death in 1914, the method quickly lost its popularity.Detailed description on request..

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        EL CAMAGÜEY. Viajes pintorescos por el interior de Cuba y por sus costas. Con descripciones del país.

      J.A. Bastinos, Barcelona 1889 - 448 págs, 4º. Holandesa con puntas. Ilustrado con 12 láminas fuera de texto. Muy buen estado. . . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de Venta y Gastos de Envío. Contrareembolso 4 eur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aus Krisenzeiten. [Arbeitslose]. Orig.-Lithographie auf Lithopapier.

      58 x 45 cm, Min knickspurig, tadell. Im Stein monogram. u. datiert. Die Auflagen waren in jedem Fall gering vielleicht 20 Stück]- Baumberger, Otto (1889 - 1961). Grafiker, Bühnenbildner, Maler, Zeichner und Illustrator. Vertreter des Schweizerischen Expressionismus. Erneuerer der Plakatkunst. Professor an der ETH Zürich. Nach den üblichen Schulen und einer Jugend in kleinbürgerlichen Verhältnissen in Zürich-Altstetten bricht Otto Baumberger eine Textilzeichnerlehre und Ausbildung zum Lithografen in einem Zürcher Handwerksbetrieb vorzeitig ab. 1908-1911 Studienaufenthalte in München an der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule und Königl.-Bayerischen Akademie für Bildende Künste, anschliessend in Berlin, London und Paris, wo er die Akademien Colarossi und Grande Chaumière besucht. 1910 erste Teilnahme an einer Ausstellung der Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. 1911 Lithograf an der Grafischen Anstalt J. E. Wolfensberger, Zürich. 1912 Heirat mit Hanni Manz, 1918 Geburt der Tochter Gertrud, im selben Jahr Trennung. 1913 erneute Reise nach Paris, Auseinandersetzung mit Expressionismus und Kubismus. Nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs Rückkehr in die Schweiz. 1920 Reise nach Berlin, durch Empfehlung von Max Reinhardt Engagement als Bühnenbildner am Deutschen Theater (1920 Urfaust, Regie Max Reinhardt) eine Daueranstellung schlägt Baumberger aus. 1922 Hilfslehrer an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. In der Folge breites Betätigungsfeld: intensive Plakatproduktion für verschiedene Kunden, Buchillustrationen, Briefmarken, Wandmalereien, Mitarbeiter beim Nebelspalter und am Zürcher Stadttheater, wo er unter anderem 1923 die Bühnenbilder für Hoffmanns Erzählungen von Jacques Offenbach sowie 1933 für Lohengrin von Richard Wagner baut. 1927 Heirat mit der Grafikerin Johanna Pulver, 1929 Geburt von Sohn Rudolf Caspar. 1929 erneute Reise nach Paris zusammen mit Oscar Lüthy und Walter Kern, Auseinandersetzung mit der abstrakten Malerei. Auf Anregung von Otto Salvisberg erhält Baumberger 1932 einen Lehrauftrag an der Architektur-Abteilung der ETH Zürich für das neue Fach Beziehung der Farbe zu Bau und Raum und wird 1947 zum ausserordentlichen Professor ernannt. Ab 1935 intensive Auseinandersetzung mit der Anthroposophie. Mitarbeit an der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich: Wandbild mit Darstellungen aus der Schweizer Geschichte in der Abteilung Heimat und Volk sowie Bilder in der blauen Ehrenhalle. Ab 1943 neben grossen Erfolgen als Plakatgestalter vermehrt Auseinandersetzung mit christlichen Themen sowie der Weltliteratur (Faust, Divina Commedia, Don Quijote, Simplicius Simplicissimus, Ulenspiegel, Wilhelm Tell, Grimms Märchen) in Illustrationen und Malerei. 1949 Ausstellung zum 60. Geburtstag im Kunsthaus Zürich, die alle Sparten seines Schaffens vereint. 1959 Ausstellung in der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH. Im Alter von 72 Jahren stirbt Otto Baumberger in seinem Heim in Weiningen.Werkwürdigung:Die Wertschätzung, die dem Grafiker, vor allem dem Plakatgestalter, Otto Baumberger entgegengebracht wird, hat sein malerisches Schaffen in den Hintergrund gedrängt. In beiden Disziplinen lässt sich keine geradlinige Entwicklung feststellen ein Nebeneinander von verschiedenen Stilen ist für Baumbergers Werk kennzeichnend. Dies hat die Literatur zum Teil als Problem, zum Teil aber auch als Ausdruck von grossem handwerklichen Können beurteilt. Zu Beginn seiner künstlerischen Arbeit ist Baumberger in erster Linie dem Expressionismus verpflichtet. In den grafischen Blättern mit gesellschaftskritischen Themen nähert er sich inhaltlich wie stilistisch George Grosz und Otto Dix an. Zusammen mit Fritz Pauli, Otto Morach, Hermann Huber und Ignaz Epper gehört Baumberger zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des Expressionismus in der Schweiz. Baumbergers Grafik und Plakate stehen ab 1910 hauptsächlich in der Tradition des Jugendstils, wie sie beispielsweise von Théophile Steinlen geprägt wurde. Ab 1915 übernimmt Baumberger Elemente des Art Déco, in den 20er Jahren der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Bemerkenswert ist, mit welcher Leichtigkeit er diese Stilrichtungen adaptiert. Seine Fähigkeit, eine bildliche Botschaft prägnant zu formulieren und zur Wirkung zu bringen, weist ihn als grosses Talent in der grafischen Gestaltung aus. Zudem beherrscht er praktisch alle Techniken der Grafik: Er ist ein hervorragender Lithograf, hat aber auch Holzschnitte und Radierungen geschaffen zudem ist er ein guter Zeichner und bedient sich der Feder, des Bleistifts, der schwarzen Kreide und des Farbstifts mit der gleichen Selbstverständlichkeit. Um 1918 tauchen in seinem Plakatschaffen auch Exemplare mit symbolhaften Verkürzungen auf, zum Beispiel Jecklin, Baumann und Schweizer Woche, alle von 1919, sowie PKZ von 1925. Daneben haben in seinem Schaffen stets traditionelle Plakate, beispielsweise Schloss Kyburg von 1918 und Schöllenen-Bahn von 1919, ihren Platz. Zu zweifelhafter Berühmtheit gelangt ist sein Plakat von 1920, auf dem er mit einer karikaturhaften, bebrillten und maskulin gekleideten Frau für ein Nein zum Frauenstimmrecht warb. Als Klassiker des Schweizer Plakatschaffens gilt hingegen das Plakat Marque PKZ von 1923 mit seiner detailgetreuen Wiedergabe eines Herrenmantels mit aufgeschlagenem Kragen. In Plakaten zur Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs, zum Beispiel für das Rote Kreuz, bricht mit den aufrüttelnden Bildern von Verletzten und Hungernden Baumbergers expressionistischer Stil wieder durch. Bis ans Lebensende bleibt dieses Nebeneinander von verschiedenen Ausdrucksweisen bestehen. Otto Baumberger empfand seine Tätigkeiten sowohl im Bereich der angewandten als auch der freien Kunst, die er in seinen Schriften ungleich höher bewertete, immer als Konflikt, den er nicht zu lösen vermochte.Werke in folgenden Sammlungen: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Plakatsammlung Zürich, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Kunsthaus Zürich. Lexika: AKL, KLS, SKL, Vollmer.KLS Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz. XX. Jahrhundert. (SIK, Zürich).

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : «Oh ! ne prenez pas cela pour une déclaration. »

      11 lines autograph signed by Maupassant, in black ink, on a letterhead letterhead S.l [Paris] s.d. [après 1889] 11,2x8,8cm 1 page sur une carte-lettre

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        Note autographe à la Comtesse de Potocka : « tout cela est petit en comparaison de l'éternité »

      1889 - - s.l. [Paris] n.d., 9,5x12cm, 1 page au dos d'une enveloppe. - Note autographe de Maupassant adressée à la Comtesse Potocka, 10 lignes à l'encre noire au dos d'une enveloppe destinée à Clotilde Legrand, un cachet « Devambez, passage panoramas, 5 ». Ces lignes tracées à la hâte au dos d'une enveloppe réutilisée sont un témoignage de la proximité de Maupassant et Potocka. En effet, l'auteur fait suivre à sa correspondante une lettre qui était destinée à une autre personne : « Lisez et voyez comme tout cela est petit en comparaison de l'éternité. » Il conseille donc le secret à la Comtesse : « Le mieux est de ne plus en parler à personne. » Il conclut : « Je viendrais v[ou]s voir demain avant 3hrs ½ ». [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autograph note by Maupassant addressed to the Countess Potocka, 10 lines in black ink on the back of an envelope intended for Clotilde Legrand, a seal [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photo Album]: ?? ?????? ? ????? [In Memory of the Volga]

      (Phot. Vasilieff), Samara, [Russia] 1889 - Oblong octavo. Measures approximately 7" x 4.5", with a lithographic imprint of the studio "Phot. Vasilieff" printed in green on the rear board. Original cobalt blue beveled boards, gilt titles, with 18 original mounted photographs bound in an accordion fold. A bright, near fine copy. Each photograph with a Cyrillic caption printed in red and lightly annotated in ink by a contemporary hand with an English translation. Issued as a keepsake in Samara, Russia, a city situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara rivers. The Samara's long and beautiful embankment and surrounding mountains have been celebrated for centuries. Included in this album from the late 1880s are many views of fishermen along the embankment, Alexander Bridge, the ancient mound "Kurgan Hill," and various prominent mountains. A handsome, well-preserved album of photographs from pre-Soviet Russia.

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : «Nous parlerons du grand voyage.»

      1889 - - S.l [Paris] s.d. [décembre 1880-juillet 1884], 11, 5x9,1 cm, 2 pages sur une carte-lettre. - Carte-lettre autographe signée de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 17 lignes à l'encre noire, à en-tête « GM 83 rue Dulong ». Maupassant est un auteur à succès à l'époque de cette lettre. Il est comblé d'invitations et de réceptions, lui qui prétend ne pas être mondain. Il tente d'accorder son emploi du temps avec celui de la Comtesse : « J'ai donné à choisir entre mardi et mercredi à des amis qui me demandaient mon jour et j'attends ma réponse demain. » Pour lui éviter la peine de lui répondre, il lui annonce : « Je tenterai de vous trouver après-demain ». Ils ont un projet à évoquer : « Nous parlerons du grand voyage. » Sans doute fait-il allusion au voyage qu'il entreprendra en 1885 en Italie avec ses amis Henri Gervex, peintre et Georges Legrand, journaliste. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autographed letter-card from Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 17 lines in black ink, with heading "GM 83 rue Dulong" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome V

      AUG. PETERS/ TYP DE JOSEPH VAN IN/ H. ENGELCKE, LOUVAIN/LIERRE/GAND 1889 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa. Se trata del tomo V de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran trabajos de G. Gilson, H. Demarbaix, Dr. Laruell, L. Gedoelst, J. Denys, A. Van Gehuchten, H. de Marbaix, L. Berteaux, M. Ide, H. Bolsius.431 páginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iscrizioni delle chiese e degli altri edifici di Milano dal secolo VIII ai giorni nostri.

      Tipografia Bortolotti di Giuseppe Prato, 1889. 13 volumi in-8° (cm. 24,5), legature successive in t. tela con titolo in oro su tasselli; conservate le brossure editoriali; carte in ottimo stato; ultimo tomo intitolato Iscrizioni cristiane in Milano anteriori al IX secolo edite a cura di V. Forcella e di E. Seletti (Codogno, Tipografia Editrice A. G. Cairo 1897). Monumentale opera in 12 volumi e supplemento, repertorio archeologico fondamentale edito in 300 esemplari (ns. n. 45), ricchissimo di documentazione. Il Forcella (1837-1906) fu incaricato di compilare questo repertorio da Cesare Cantù, all'epoca presidente della Società Storica Lombarda. Il vol. XI è monografico sulle campane. Cfr. Hoepli, 686. Buon esemplare.

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        Untersuchungen über die Theorie des Preises.

      Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot,, 1889. Large octavo. Uncut and unopened in original brown hard-grain cloth, spine and boards lettered and ruled in black, patterned endpapers. Spine ends and corners bumped, extremities rubbed, boards marked and scuffed, faint dampstain to front board, tear to lower margin of pp. 65–8, a very good copy. First and scarce edition in book form of the eminent Viennese economists' important theoretical treatise, "the only Austrian contribution to mathematical economics and one of the outstanding contributions in the last two decades of the 19th century" (The New Palgrave III, p. 176). The first part was published separately in 1887. Auspitz and Lieben, cousins and brothers-in-law, were partners in the family bank, Auspitz, Lieben & Co, and successful businessmen. Auspitz founded and directed a sugar factory and was elected to parliament in 1873 where he fought against cartels; Lieben was the vice-president of the Austrian Credit Institute for Commerce and Trade. Largely unrecognised for its brilliance during their lifetime, this is their most significant work, described by Schumpeter as "one of the outstanding theoretical performances of the age" (p. 849).

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