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        Cassell's Picturesque Australasia. Edited by E. E. M. With Original Illustrations. 4 vol.

      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, Cassell & Company 1889/1890.. 4°. (27 x 20 cm). Zus. Ca. 1500 S. mit über 500 Holzstich-Abb. im Text u. auf 41 Tafeln, vier farbige Karten. Grüne Oln.-Bände mit Einbandgoldpräg., Ecken minimal berieben, ansonsten in festem u. fleckenfreiem Zustand.. Grundlegendes Werk zu Geschichte, Volkskunde und Topographie Australiens, bedeutend durch sein reichhaltiges Illustrationsmaterial. Bei Band 1 handelt es sich um eine Titelauflage der Erstausgabe von 1887 unter Verwendung eines neuen Titelblattes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Unrecorded Exhibition Broadside:

      1889 1889 - "The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition at Buxton's Rooms, Opened August 17, 1889. Decorations lent and arranged by Messrs. Cullis Hill . Admission Sixpence". An unrecorded advance "proof" engraved plate of the design by Charles Conder measuring 190 x 135mm. Verso blank. The illustrated design, subsequently used for the catalogue which was photolithographed by Fergusen and Mitchell, whilst identical, is smaller in format (174 x 108mm) to the "proof" engraving (190 x 135mm) here offered. The publisher's imprint at the foot of the catalogue's cover is absent on the proof plate, which is printed in grey/black ink on wove laid paper as opposed to the greenish tint ink used on the subsequent catalogue. A scarce piece of Australian art ephemera designed by Conder in Melbourne for this celebrated Art Nouveau exhibition. Unique. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Parnassiens de la faune paléarctique

      - Heyne, Leipzig, 1889 ;; In-16 Grand-Jésus, Relié cuir dos-coins. 222 pp., 1 ff. errata, 32 planches couleurs hors-texte (1 à 24, I à VIII), reliure moderne signée Malica Lestang en demi-chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, marges supérieures un peu courtes, sinon très bel exemplaire ! Très bon état, Couv. remarquable, Dos impeccable, Intérieur frais. Bridges b0556, Nissen ZBI 168, [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M.J.B. S.A.S., Librairie TOP DUCK]
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        Gesammelte Werke. 12 in 6 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Cotta o.J. (1889). - 8°. ). OLwd. mit RTitel und Verlagssignet auf VDeckel (etw. berieben u. bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe der Werke A. v. Humboldts. Enthält "Kosmos", "Reisen in die Aequinoktial-Gegenden des neuen Kontinents", "Versuch über den politischen Zustand des Königreichs Neuspanien", "Ansichten der Natur mit wissenschaftlichen Erläuterungen", "Versuch über den politischen Zustand der Insel Cuba" und "Lebensbeschreibung". - Wenige Bll. in Bd. 1/2 mit kl. Randläsuren. Sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
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        Les champignons superieur du Tarn. Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie des Sciences de Toulouse (Medaillon d'or).

      . Paris, Bailliere, 1889. 8vo. 198 [i] pp., 32 chromolithographed plates. Later half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Marbled endpapers.* A fine example of a very well-illustrated regional mycological work, in this case of the Tarn region east of Toulouse in southern France which is characterized by diverse micro-climates and a huge variety of fungi of Mediterranean, mountain and western European origin. Signed by the author on the half-title. According to Volbracht "selten". Neither in Nissen, BBI, nor in Stafleu & Cowan. Volbracht, 117..

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        LES CHAMPIGNONS SUPERIEURS DU TARN. Avec 32 planches coloriées.

      1889 - Paris, Librairie Baillière et Fils, 1889. In-8 (163 X 234) demi-basane rouge, dos cinq nerfs plats, titre doré, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure légèrement postérieure) ; 198 pages, (1) f. de table des Matières. Petit manque en marge du premier plat de la couverture, dos de la reliure uniformément éclairci. UNIQUE EDITION ancienne de cet OUVRAGE RARE, qui contient 32 BELLES PLANCHES EN COULEURS imprimées par Thomas à Toulouse. L'ouvrage, imprimé à Albi chez Henri Amalric, a été édité par Baillière. JOINT relié en tête de l'ouvrage un fascicule de 32 pages intitulé "Les Champignons du Tarn" édité par la pharmacie du progrès à Castres. Ce fascicule est orné d'une jolie couverture couleurs et a très probablement été imprimé à la fin du XIXe siècle. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, solidement relié. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        [Bound in a single volume]: Soldiers Three: A Collection of Stories [with]: The Story of the Gadsbys: A Tale Without a Plot [with]: In Black and White [with]: Under the Deodars

      Allahabad and London: A.H. Wheeler & Co. and Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. (1889), 1890. First. First English editions, except for Soldiers Three, which lacks the Allahabad imprint, and is the fourth English edition. Bound in red silk over boards, with all wrappers, and at least some of the ads bound in at the rear. Top corners bumped, a bit of rubbing at the spine ends, very good, internally very near fine. Bookplate of Wilfred Sheridan, direct descendent of dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan (and husband of Clare Frewen Sheridan, the artist, writer, adventurer, gadfly, and cousin of Winston Churchill) on the front pastedown. Signature of Clare Sheridan's brother on the front fly: "Oswald Frewen, H.M.S. Comus 1916." Later signature of an American novelist. Four separate KIpling works, published as numbers 1-4 in the Indian Railway Library. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        INTENTO DE UN DICCIONARIO BIOGRAFICO Y BIBLIOGRAFICO DE AUTORES DE LA PROVINCIA DE BURGOS. Obra premiada por la Biblioteca Nacional

      - Madrid, Imp. Manuel Tello, 1889, folio piel, 570 págs.+ 1 h. (Magnífica encuadernación en tafilete habana, con escudo dorado en los planos y corte superior dorado)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Zimmergotik in in Deutsch-Tirol (9 Bde., compl.). I. Süd-Tirol. II. Das Etschthal. III. Nordtirol. IV. Schloß Tratzberg. V. Erste Nachlese. VI. Zweite Nachlese. (zusätzlich: VI. Altäre und anderes Kirchliches Schreinwerk der Gotik in Tirol.) VII Sammlung.VIII. Sammlung .

      Leipzig, Seemann, 1889-1904. 2°, je 2 Bl. Eräuterungen, u. 32 Taf.; insgesamt 288 Tafeln., Bibliotheks-HLdr. mit aufmontiertem Deckel., Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken. Titelbl. m. Stempel u. Sign., min fingerfleckig, jede Tafel ebenfalls gestempelt, gebrauchspurig, gelegentlich fleckig - gutes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 660. Mischauflage. Gezeigt werden Kästen, Tische Stühle, Wandornamente, Schnitzereien, Metallbeschläge - kurz alles was ein Ritter brauchen kann um sich in seiner Burg wohl zu fühlen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        ENGLISH GYPSY WORD-BOOK; being George Borrow's Romany Vocabulary Transposed.

      Printed By Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street., London 1889 - PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION. 94pp. original quarter red leather binding (little wear) with black leather title label, with boards then partitioned into yellow and black cloth, foredges also coloured this style in the red yellow and black, both unusual and attractive Publishers design. Marbled endpapers. Pencil ownership name and date to front free endpaper 'Lord Lilford 1889'. Excellent copy of this Rare Title.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        The Poetical Works of William Cowper

      Macmillan and Co., London 1889 - The Globe Edition. A nine line original handwrtten poem signed by Cowper laid in. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        AFFICHE : VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES ?UVRES COMPLETES DE JULES VERNE ETRENNES 1889

      - Editeur : J. HETZEL Date : 1889 Dimensions : 49 5x65cm Imp : KRACOW-PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        F.C.B.E. "Recnenerdos of the Argentino Republic" & "Autograph Album." Dedicado al Senor A. C. Brown con motino de su alida de la Cerencia del Ferro-carril Buenos Aires Puerto de la Ensenada entestimonio del aprecio estima quele profesan sus agradecidos subalternos.1879-1894. Two Volumes.

      Buenos-Aires. 1893 1889 - Two large albums presented to A.C. Brown, who was employed by the Buenos Aries and Ensenada Port Railway. Phogograph album is landscape 4to bound in full calf with symetrical pattern in blind; upper board has engraved gilt lettering "A.C. Brown 1889 F.C.B.E." with gilt floral design and double gilt borders. Small split to upper joint; bds. sl. rubbed. Contains 38 photographs, approx. 21cm x 17cm, laid down on card, all edges gilt; two of the photographs are duplicated. Views are predominently of railway stations, trains and lines eg Berazatecui, Puente Incas, Cacheuta, Uspallata, Punta Rieles, one captioned Tribu en Armas, race courses and five photographs of groups of gauchos engaged in various activities. A most interesting collection of photographs offering a fascinating insight into life in the nineteenth-century Argentinian interior. The presentation album is large 4to, full calf, with A.C. Brown's signature moulded into metal and laid down on upper board. Inner gilt dentelles with deep red silk eps. affected by damp. This vol. has a beautiful ornate hand-inscribed dedication page to A.C.Brown with exquisite calligraphy and illumination incl., within the 3 cap. initials, tiny coloured paintings of trains and a railway signal; at the head of this page are the dates 1889-1894 and at the tail is Buenos Aires 31 December 1893. The volume has been inscribed by 310 employees of the Buenos Aires and Ensenada Port Railway. Landscape maroon cloth, (10 x 14.5 inches), gilt borders and inscription. "Recnenerdos of the Aegentino Republic" to A. C. Brown from Staff of the Buenos Aires & Ensenada Port Railway. VG- and VG [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Italy: A brief sketch of a new and thriving colony founded and established by the Italian immigrants who were sufferers by the Marquis De Ray's New Ireland colonization scheme.

      - Sydney, Govt Printer 1889. Large octavo publisher's flush cut roan, front cover titled in gilt; [6],30pp & folding map. The title is headed: 'Richmond River District of New South Wales'. As foolishly indulgent as it may seem for such a slender book the edges were marbled. Mackaness copy with his bookplate. This settlement in north east New South Wales must be the first concentrated settlement of Italian agriculturalists in this country. Until recent years this particular aspect of the aftermath of the Marquis de Ray debacle was neglected in most things on the affair - Niau, the daughter of a French survivor, pretty well ignores the Italians in her history 'The Phantom Paradise'. Irregardless of the appalling adventure that led the Italian survivors to the district, New Italy was possibly the most successful semi-utopian communal settlement in Australia. Clifford, who came across the isolated settlement by chance, gives the background, a good account of their virtues and achievements (extolled as models), and their names. His particular interest in viticulture and fairly prolonged discussion of it also makes this necessary for any serious collection of Australian wine books. Journalists who followed Clifford to New Italy were less enthusiastic about describing a thriving success but their criticisms were directed at the authorities, not the settlers.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        The Shorter Poems of... with... illustrations by Samuel Palmer

      London: Seeley & Company, 1889.. Limited edition, no. 40 of 135 copies. Small folio. xx, 124 pp. Publisher's vellum, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board, the latter also with a gilt vignette, edges uncut. Occasional light marginal spotting to the plates, a lovely copy. 12 engraved plates. Although the upper cover, spine and half title read "Minor Poems", the title itself reads "Shorter Poems".

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        Für die Feste und Freunde des Gustav-Adolf-Vereins. Konvolut von Zeitschriften in 9 Büchern; Nr. 11 - 20; 21 - 30; 41 - 50; 61 - 70; 71 - 80; 81 - 90; 132 - 141; 142 - 151; 162 - 172

      Klein, Barmen 1889 (ca. ). getrennte Zählung, je Heft ca. 50 Seiten 16° - Sedez (entspricht 10 - 15 cm) Pappeinband 1. Auflage - Bibliotheksexemplare mit Ordneraufkleber auf Buchrücken und im Vorsatz Stempel. Einbände stark berieben. Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen. Kanten mit Druckstellen; Im Vorsatz private Bleistifteintragungen, im Band ( 132-141) fehlen ca. zwei Seiten; vereinzelt Titelseiten lose, innen gedunkelt und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig..

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        Serres Chaudes

      Paris, Léon Vanier 1889 - Livre d'occasion In-12 (20,1 x 15,4 cm), demi-chagrin à coins, dos à nerfs orné d'encadrements de filets et fleurons dorés, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures cons., étui (Laurenchet), 97 pp. "Le parangon du Symbolisme belge, dont l'influence va s'avérer profonde sur la poésie à venir." (En Français dans le texte" p. 314.). Condition : Édition originale ornée d'un frontispice et de culs-de-lampe de George Minne. C'est le premier livre de Maeterlinck. Tirage limité à 155 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande Van Gelder. Exemplaire de Clara Grant Duff, tel que l'atteste un ex-dono manuscrit sur le premier feuillet à son nom de jeune fille (elle se maria en 1895 avec M. Huth Jackson). Son ami, John Singer Sargent fit son portrait en 1907. Parfait état. 350g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Heart of Asia, Over the Pamir to India (2 Volumes).

      Chapman and Hall, London 1889 - Hardcovers. Two volumes. sm 4to. xxii+ 282pp & x + 256pp. [ color fold-out map at rear ]. Handsome early 20th century half leather with marbled boards, gilt titling and decoration to spine, all edges gilt, fresh endpapers, title page vignette, 250 black and white text illustrations by Albert Pepin, index. The classic account by Pierre Gabriel Édouard Bonvalot (1853-1933), of his travels through the Caucusus, Persia, Afghanistan and Turkestan, into what is modern-day Pakistan. Light rubbing and wear to corners, boards lightly chafed at fore-edge, discreet stamp of American Musuem of Natural History on verso of title page of Vol. I, no other markings, text bright and unmarked. Overall a sound and attractive VG+ set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Sylvie and Bruno (First Edition); AND, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (First Edition)

      MacMillan & Co., London 1889 - Both books are FIRST EDITION, first printings, first issues. SYLVIE AND BRUNO description: FIRST EDITION, first printing. Great condition. Bottom edge of cover a little bumped. Spine darkened and rubbed along creases. Corners slightly bent/worn. Pages tanning slightly. Binding firm, but webbing beginning to show slightly in a few of the gutters. Gilted text block. Two black ink dots on spine. SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED description: FIRST EDITION, first printing, first issue. Full red cloth hard cover with three stripe gilted border and gilt illustrated portraits on front and back. Gilt lettering on spine as well. Original stated cost was "three and half crowns" as stated on the title page. Cover is in very good condition with some soil spots and slight bow. Interior is in outstanding condition, very fine. 423 pages plus advertisements for other works of Carroll. All pages have complete gilt edge work all around. This book is a first edition, FIRST ISSUE as the Table of Contents mistakenly lists Chapter VIII as starting on page 110 (it starts on 113). Both volumes are FIRST EDITIONS, first issues. Overall both are in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Les lettres et les arts. Revue illustree. (1886-1889 in 16 volumes).

      Paris, Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1886-1889. - 16 volumes. Halfleather, leather corners, marbeld covers and endpapers. Top edges gilt. Each volume with ca. 360 pages and many original ill. on plates; 33 cm. Text in French / Français - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. worn, some foxing/ spotting) Although very good set, see picture. More pictures on request. 62000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND CANADA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NEW ENGLAND.

      Cambridge: Published by the Author, . 1889 - Three volumes. Twenty-three chromolithographic plates (including three frontispiece portraits) plus numerous other illustrations and three folding maps (two colored). Quarto. Modern half morocco, spines gilt. Ex- lib. with perforated stamp on each titlepage and an occasional internal perforated stamp. Internally very neat and clean. Despite the unobtrusive marks, a near fine set. Scudder produced this privately printed work in an elaborate fashion. It is one of the most important books about butterflies produced in the U.S. in the 19th century. The work illustrates the rapidly changing world of illustration technology, with finely executed chromolithographs by Thomas Sinclair and Julius Bien of Philadelphia, as well as more precise images in black and white using gelatin process photographs, photogravures, and electrotypes. BENNETT, p.96. McGRATH, pp.46,148. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 106.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Fabian Essays in Socialism

      London: The Fabian Society,, 1889. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in dark green, dark green coated endpapers. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Ownership inscription to front blank. Binding a little rubbed and bumped, spine and contents toned. An excellent copy First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Turf Favorites 1887

      London 1889 - Harrington Bird “Turf Favorites 1887” From McQueens Sporting London: 1889 Hand colored engraving Sheet size: 25" x 43 ½ " Framed size: 40 ½" x 60 ½" Harrington Bird was born into a British military family in India in 1846. He was educated in London and intended to join the military before turning to art. In 1875 Bird moved to Montréal where he took the post of Director of Art with the Board of School Commissions. He exhibited at, a became a member of, the Royal Canadian Academy. In 1885, he returned to London, where he worked in both oils and watercolor and painted a variety of subjects, though he known best for his sporting works. He continued to exhibit his art at many institutions, including the Royal Academy, London. He designed many etchings of prominent English race horses, particularly Derby champions. Bird had a fine eye for showing the movement of the horse's body. A number of prints were done after his works, including the Queen's Race Winners, a series of thirteen racehorse portraits, and Turf's Favorites 1887 which we are proud to present to you today.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles L. Webster & Company 1889 - First Edition, second state. 8vo. 575pp. Green cloth covered boards stamoed in gilt; blue and black on front cover and in gilt on spine. Profusely illustrated with full-page and text drawings. The many illustrations of Dan Beard add a great deal to the attractiveness of the volume. They are unusual in that many of them are caricautres of prominent industrialists and rulers of the era (ref: Johnson, A Bible of the Works of Mark Twain). Fine condition. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Norge fremstillet i Tegninger. Norwegen im Bildern. Norway illustrated. 3die, betydelig forandrede Udg.

      Christiania og København 1889. Tv4to. 60 litografier tr. i svart med svak gul tonplate. Orig. skinnryggbd. m. dek. og forgylte dekler. Meget pen.. Mange av bildene er hentet fra 1. og 2. utgaven, men de fleste av de nye forleggene hadde Tønsberg lånt fra samtidens fotografer. Messel 243

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        A Doll's House: Play in Three Acts

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1889. First. First edition of this translation, limited issue. Translated by William Archer. Full vellum gilt. Illustrated with seven original photographs tipped in as issued, including a frontispiece portrait of Ibsen. A little foxing on the boards, a near fine copy. Copy number 99 of 115 copies Signed by the publisher. The photographs were executed at the Cameron Studio, taken by the son of pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. The translator, Scottish drama critic William Archer, had much to do with introducing Ibsen to the English-speaking public. Although the play had been translated into English earlier as Nora, it was Archer's translation that solidified the reputation of Ibsen in England. A lovely copy of this classic, perhaps the best known play by one of the world's greatest dramatists. Basis for several films, including two 1973 versions, one with Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins, the other with Jane Fonda and David Warner. .

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

      Samara, [Russia]: (Phot. Vasilieff). [circa 1889]. Photo Album. 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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        A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball

      for Harper's Weekly 1889 - This black and white lithograph originally produced for Harper's Weekly shows a number of spectators watching a baseball game. Measuring 16" x 22", a vertical crease along the center of the print suggests previous binding. 1.5" tear from bottom right hand corner. Mild foxing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Pen and Ink Drawing of woodcock

      n.p., n.d.. 5 inches in diameter. Pen and ink on paper, signed in pencil. Framed and glazed . Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, and expert angler and fly tyer (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett--a relationship that paid large dividends for readers of the Press

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        A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur

      Charles L. Webster & Co., New York 1889 - A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur by Mark Twain. First printing with The letter S between The and King on page 59. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1889. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 575 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-201. Price: $1500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("G. Verdi") from the composer's opera Falstaff

      2 measures with text "Tutto nel mondo è burla," comprising the beginning of the theme of the fugal finale from the end of the opera, dated "Milano 8-3-93." Attractively double-matted and framed with a bust-length postcard photograph of the composer. Overall size ca. 305 x 460 mm. & & Slightly browned; one small spot to right-hand margin not affecting quotation. . Verdi's last comic opera, Falstaff, in 3 acts to a libretto by Boito after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, was composed in 1889-1892 and first performed in Milan on February 9, 1893. & & "A common view of Verdi's last works sees them as divorced from everyday concerns, a trope often used in discussing an artist's final creative stage: as one commentator put it, Otello and Falstaff are ‘the old man's toys’. The image chimes well with those famous pictures of Verdi in the 1880s and 90s: the felt hat, the simple frock coat, the all-knowing, gentle smile. So far as Falstaff is concerned, Verdi himself encouraged such interpretations, frequently reiterating in letters and interviews that ‘in writing Falstaff I haven't thought about either theatres or singers. I have written for myself and my own pleasure’. It may be comforting to nurture this picture of serene old age, and it is indeed true that neither of Verdi's last operas much resembles any other work, whether by Verdi or by anyone else. However, there is much evidence suggesting that the composer was far from serene about the political and artistic direction his country was taking, and that the last operas in some ways reflect this dissatisfaction." Roger Parker in Grove online

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        Der Todtentanz. La danse des Morts. Gemälde auf der Mühlenbrücke in Luzern, gemalt von Caspar Meglinger 1626 - 1635.

      Luzern, Synnberg & Rüttger, 1889 - Quer-4°, 3 Bl, 45 Tafeln (Lichtdruck)., OLwd. goldgeprägt., Stemp. a. Vors., Deckel berieben, Vordergelenk min. angerissen, Seiten etwas stock- und fingerfleckig Einführung in deutsch, englisch und französisch. Einer der wichtigsten Schweizer Totentänze. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ISCRIZIONI DELLE CHIESE E DEGLI ALTRI EDIFICI DI MILANO dal secolo VIII ai giorni nostri raccolte da per cura della Società Storico Lombarda.

      Prato, 1889-1893, Milano, - 13 voll. in-4, pp. XIX, (4), 515, (4); XIII, (2), 313, (4); VI, (2), 521, (4); (6), 404, (4); (6), 450, (4); XI, (2), 339, (2); (6), 541, (2); VIII, 461, (2); VI, 299, (4); XIII, 262, (2); XCI, 151, (1); 210, (2), bella leg. mod. m. pelle con angoli, nervi e tass. al d. con fregi oro, conservate all'interno le cop. orig. Unito: FORCELLA V. - SELETTI E. ISCRIZIONI cristiane in Milano anteriori al IX secolo edite a cura di. Codogno, Cairo, 1897, in-4, pp. XXX, 278, (2), leg. mod. m. pelle con angoli e c. dec. ai paitti, nervi e doppio tass. al d. Ediz. di soli 300 esempl. Nel XI vol. sono comprese le iscrizioni sulle campane milanesi, biliografia sull'argomento con le figure e relative misure delle campane. Rara opera difficile a reperirsi completa di tutti i voll. dello storico Vincenzo Forcella (1837-1906), ampliata di un volume di aggiunta a cura dello stesso Forcella e di E. Seletti. Nell'ultimo tomo è contenuto l'indice nominativo delle chiese e degli altri edifici e i nomi delle famiglie. Hoepli 686-687. Manca a Lozzi. Belliss. esempl. [001]

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        BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE

      Harper & Brothers 1889 - Boswell, James. BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES AND JOHNSON'S DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES. Edited George Birkbeck Hill. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1889. De Luxe Edition. #33/300 copies. 6 volumes. illustrated with plates, facsimiles of letters, maps, portraits. Oversize 8vo. White buckram over grey paper-covered boards, buckram corners, printed paper spine labels, upper edges gilt. There is some minor shelf-rubbing and soiling on the covers. There is a short split up from the lower edge of the spine on Volume I. The spine label on Volume III is missing the lower corner and has minor damage along one edge. The lower portion of the inside front hinge of Volume III has been mended. One of the folding plates in Volume I has some damage from being carelessly unfolded, a folding plate in Volume III has been torn from being carelessly unfolded. There is overall light toning to the textblock pages due to age, otherwise this is an attractive near fine hardcover set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylvie and Bruno . With forty-six illustrations by Harry Furniss

      London : Macmillan and Co. 1889 - Referenced by: Williams & Madan. Lewis Carroll (1979 ed.), 217. Summary: The Narrator tells of two worlds: Victorian England and the love of Arthur and Eric for Lady Muriel; and the fairyland of Dogland, Outland, and Elfland where brother and sister fairies' father is involved in a power struggle. Subject: Fantasy. Children's literature. Bookplate of Laura Joseph. Finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked labels. Inner gilt dentelles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. An exceptional copy. 0 Kg. 400 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("G. Verdi") from the composer's opera Falstaff

      2 measures with text "Tutto nel mondo è burla," comprising the beginning of the theme of the fugal finale from the end of the opera, dated "Milano 8-3-93." Attractively double-matted and framed with a bust-length postcard photograph of the composer. Overall size ca. 305 x 460 mm. Slightly browned; one small spot to right-hand margin not affecting quotation. . Verdi's last comic opera, Falstaff, in 3 acts to a libretto by Boito after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, was composed in 1889-1892 and first performed in Milan on February 9, 1893. "A common view of Verdi's last works sees them as divorced from everyday concerns, a trope often used in discussing an artist's final creative stage: as one commentator put it, Otello and Falstaff are ‘the old man's toys’. The image chimes well with those famous pictures of Verdi in the 1880s and 90s: the felt hat, the simple frock coat, the all-knowing, gentle smile. So far as Falstaff is concerned, Verdi himself encouraged such interpretations, frequently reiterating in letters and interviews that ‘in writing Falstaff I haven't thought about either theatres or singers. I have written for myself and my own pleasure’. It may be comforting to nurture this picture of serene old age, and it is indeed true that neither of Verdi's last operas much resembles any other work, whether by Verdi or by anyone else. However, there is much evidence suggesting that the composer was far from serene about the political and artistic direction his country was taking, and that the last operas in some ways reflect this dissatisfaction." Roger Parker in Grove online

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        CINQ-MARS ou une conjuration sous Louis XIII. [2 volumes].

      1889 - Paris, Collection Alphonse Lemerre, Maison Quantin, 1889. Deux volumes in-8 (167 X 233) demi-maroquin bleu marine à coins, filet doré sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs perlés, compartiments entièrement ornés aux petits fers, deux guirlandes dorées en queue, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, date en queue, tête dorée, plats et dos de la couverture conservés (V. CHAMPS). Tome I : faux-titre, frontispice, titre imprimé en rouge et noir orné d'une vignette, X pages, (1) f., 249 pages, 5 planches, (1) f. de table ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 256 pages, 5 planches, (2) f. de table et marque de l'imprimeur. EDITION illustrée d'un PORTRAIT de l'auteur dessiné et gravé à l'eau-forte par Gaujean et de 10 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées à l'eau-forte par Gaujean d'après Albert Dawant, ainsi que d'en-têtes, lettres ornées et culs-de-lampe par Emile Mas d'après Sébastien Leclerc. Tirage limité à 1 000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la Cuve (n°576) ; il a été tiré en outre 100 exemplaires réimposés au format in-quarto. (VICAIRE, VII, 1055-56). SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure de belle facture et en PARFAIT ETAT de Victor CHAMPS, au dos finement orné et très décoratif. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Fine. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright First Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition in the original green cloth with white end papers imprinted in yellow-green floral pattern, fly-title on page , later state without S-like ornament between the two word caption on page 59 [BAL 3429]. Broken types on page 341. Housed in custom made slipcase and box in Fine condition; Twain's tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, CT who awakens to find himself transported back in time to medieval England at the time of legendary King Arthur in AD 528. Hank uses his knowledge and Yankee ingenuity to advance the English society and secure a high position for himself, but later falls victim to modern society's own darker side .

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        Picturesque Palestine, in Three Volumes. Volumes I-III [COMPLETE]

      London, Virtue, (1889).. Three volume set. Complete. Royal quarto (32 x 27 cm). Pp. x, 240 plus 10 steel-engraved plates; vi, 240 plus 12 steel-engraved plates; vi, 240 plus 11 steel-engraved plates and a double-page engraved map of Palestine, printed in orange and blue, with inset plan of Jerusalem. The total number of 33 plates includes four different steel-engraved frontispieces and four different, large steel-engraved title vignette, all printed on heavy paper bound-in, with tissue-guards. The three volumes are illustrated with a total of 429 wood-engraved illustrations, many of which are full-page, all with explanatory captions. Index to each volume. Titles printed in red and black. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's richly decorated green cloth, gilt panelled and lettered, spine gilt, bevelled boards, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. In about fine condition (occasionally some spotting; slight wear to spine ends.) A very handsome set, very well preserved. ~ Second edition, published in three volumes. It does not differ from the first edition, in four volumes, which was published in 1881. The publisher, James Virtue, seeking new marketing opportunities, substitute the line ?In Four Volumes? with ?In Three Volumes? and did not reissue the fourth volume, devoted to Sinai and Egypt. Other editions followed suit. Appleton of New York has published a two-volume version, rather crowded in comparison with the original, and indeed one that could not match the exceptionally fine, two large folios of the German edition that was published in 1833 under the direction of Georg Ebers and Hermann Guthe. Although it is Wilson who receives all the credit for this monumental work, it is the contribution of the authors whose work he edited that makes this three-volume opus of value. Distinguished Palestine explorers such as Canon Tristram, Charles Warren, M. Rogers, and notably Major Claude Reignier Conder, R.E. (1848-1910), as well as several others created the necessary balance between image and word. The superb steel engraved plates are printed here with fine, crisp detail, subtlety and elegance. Noteworthy are the artists who produced them. Most of the original paintings were made by J. D. Woodward and Harry Fenn. Born in England in 1838, Fenn came at the age of 18 to the United States where he has achieved great success as an illustrator of books, was one of the founders of the American Watercolor Society, and has been one of its exhibitors nearly every year since its organization. Some of his best work is contained in ?Picturesque America,? ?Picturesque Europe,? and ?Picturesque Palestine?. A keen traveller, Fenn has travelled extensively through the United States, Canada, Europe, Egypt, Palestine, and the Sinai Peninsula. Other artists include C. Werner and H. A. Harper. The engravings were executed by numerous outstanding craftsmen, noteworthy among them are C. Bertrand and E. Brandard. The numerous lovely and lively wood-engraved illustrations complete this celebration of word and image. A fine set. [Total weight: 10 kg].

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        A Collection of Facsimiles from Examples of Historic or Artistic Book-Binding, illustrating the History of Binding as a branch of the decorative arts.

      Quaritch,, London, 1889 - Cm. 27,5, pp. 38 (4) + 103 belle tavole in cromolitografia (anche ripiegate). Preservate le brossure originali che mantenevano le 11 parti in cui originariamente era divisa l'opera. Solida ed elegante legatura in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Dorso recente. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed ormai rara raccolta iconografica che rappresenta e ripercorre la storia della legatura artistica e decorativa europea dal XV. al XVII. secolo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1889. 26th edition

      London John Wisden & Co 1889. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Page edges browning First Edition Maroon hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). xxxx, 356pp + ads. Original covers not bound in.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1889

      John Wisden & Co. 1889 - Twenty-sixth edition. Rebound in green cloth without original wrappers or adverts, margins cut down. Gilt title to spine and to top of page edges. A good copy.

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        The Plantation Negro as a Freeman

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1889. First. First edition. Octavo. 262, [4]pp. Modern period-style full calf with black morocco spine label gilt. From the library of T. Thomas Fortune, bound with a frontispiece-type engraved portrait of John Mercer Langston, and Inscribed by Langston to Fortune: "To Mr. T. Thomas Fortune, with fraternal regards, John Mercer Langston. Oct. 11, 1883." Both the frontispiece and blank leaf on which the inscription is written are narrower than the other pages in the book. The book came to us without boards with other books from Fortune's library (in similarly poor condition), but with the portrait and inscription clearly integral and previously bound together, presumably Fortune had it bound as such. A major association, the Florida-born Fortune was an important journalist and radical black activist who studied law but did not graduate from Howard University. Langston was a Virginia-born freeman, an abolitionist, an important activist, the first Dean of the Howard Law School, the first African-American to be elected to Congress from Virginia, and was the great-uncle of Langston Hughes, who was named for him. Presumably, Langston presented this book by the important Virginia historian Philip Bruce to Fortune, and Fortune embellished it with this portrait of Langston. .

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