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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I. Les Contes du Palais / par La Presse Judiciaire Parisienne. II. Les Nouveaux Contes du Palais . III. Les Nouveaux Contes du Palais.- Troisième série, Année 1889 .

      Paris : C.Marpon ; E. Flammarion, [1887]-1889 - ~ 3 vol. ~ Préface par Émile Corra ~ Frontispices, en-têtes, lettrines, culs-de-lampe, très nombreuses illustrations en noir de Kauffmann au tome I et Rapp aux tomes II & III ~ Exemplaire nº 12 de 50 (Tome I), nº 24 de 25 (Tome II) et nº 19 de 30 (Tome III), sur Japon. Offert a A. Pothey - un des auteurs - par ses amis de la Presse Judiciaire (feuille avec dédicace imprimé or, en tête de chaque volume). Exemplaire Unique ~ Maroquin bordeaux époque, 5 nerfs très saillants, tit. dorés, filet doré entour. les plats, dentelle int. dorée, gardes en papier marbré, tr. sup. dorée, signets, couv. de broch. conserv. au tome I ~ I: 4f+XIII+424p; II: 428p; III: 345p+1f ~ 19x13x13cm. ~ Bel exemplaire dans une condition exceptionnelle, beau tirage sur japon, intérieur très frais ~ Heavy item, circa 2.6 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kultur und Industrie südamerikanischer Völker. Nach den im Besitze des Museums für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig befindlichen Sammlungen von A. Stübel, W. Reiss und B. Koppel. [1] Erster Band. Alte Zeit. [2] Zweiter Band. Neue Zeit.

      Berlin A Asher & Co /1890 1889 - Private neue Leinwand-Kassette mit Titelprägung in Silber; Folio (Maße des Inhalts: ca. 37,5 x 51 cm); [1] 124 Seiten (Textteil; pro zugehöriger Tafel separat paginiert); 28 lithografierte Tafeln (davon 21 Chromos); [2] (Textteil fehlt); 27 lithografierte Tafeln (davon 14 Chromos). Erste und einzige Auflage: 300 Exemplare. Zur sicheren Aufbewahrung wurde die neue Kassette angefertigt; die beiden lädierten Original-Halbleinwand-Mappen mit Textaufdruck und Goldprägung liegen bei. Beim 2. Teil fehlt der Textteil. Tafelteile vollständig. Tafelbeschreibung Band 1: [1-6] Keramik Kolumbien (Figuren, Gefäße, Kacheln); [7-9] Keramik Äquador (Figuren, Gefäße); [10] Keramik Peru (Figuren, Gefäße); [11-12] Keramik Bolivien (Gefäße, Figuren, Scherben); [13-14] Kolumbien (Steinwerkzeuge und Bildhauerarbeiten); [15-17] Äquador (Steinwerkzeuge und Schmucksteine); [18] Peru (Steinwerkzeuge und Schmucksteine); [19] Bolivien (Steinwerkzeuge und Schmucksteine); [20] Feuersteine, Perlen und Pfeilspitzen aus Kolumbien, Äquador, Peru und Bolivien; [21-23] Figürliche Darstellungen aus Draht und Blech aus Kolumbien; [24] Metallschmuck aus Äquador; [25] Werkzeuge und Gerätschaften aus verschiedenen Materialien aus Bolivien und Peru; [26] gewebte und geknüpfte Textilien aus Peru; [27-28] gewebte Kleidungsstücke aus Peru. Tafelbeschreibung Band 2: [1] Keramikgefäße aus Kolumbien, Äquador, Peru und Brasilien; [2] Figürliche und Gefäßkeramik aus Äquador und Bolivien; [3] Gefäßkeramik aus 6 verschiedenen Ländern; [4-5] bemalte Holzgefäße; [6] Bestecke, Gefäße, Fibeln und Schnallen aus Metall; [7] verzierte Bestecke aus 4 verschiedenen Ländern; [8] Gefäße aus Flechtwerk; [9] Textil-Taschen aus Kolumbien und Äquador; [10] Hüte und Hängematten; [11] gewebte Bänder aus Kolumbien, Äquador und Bolivien; [12] Gewebte Bänder, Kleidungsstücke und Stoffe aus Äquador, Peru und Bolivien; [13-14] gewebte Stoffe aus Columbien, Äquador und Bolivien; [15] Textiler Kopfschmuck aus Bolivien; [16] Steigbügel, Schuhwerk und Koffer; [17] Flöten, Peitschen, verschiedene Holzgeräte aus 4 verschiedenen Ländern; [18] gewebter Bildteppich aus Peru; [19] Metalltreibarbeiten aus Kolumbien und Peru; [20] Metallflechtarbeiten aus Äquador; [21] Spielzeug aus Columbien, Äquador und Bolivien; [22-23] Pfeile, Speere und Bögen aus 5 verschiedenen Ländern; [24] Köcher und Jagdzubehör aus 4 verschiedenen Ländern; [25] Trophäenschmuck aus Columbien, Äquador und Chile; [26] Kopfschmuck aus 4 verschiedenen Ländern; [27] kleine Transportgefäße und Amulette aus Holz und Bast. Zustand: Tafeln teils minimal stockfleckig und außerhalb des Bildbereiches z. T. wasserrandig; Textteil mit deutlichen Randläsuren und Wasserrändern außerhalb des Textes, dazu stockfleckig; extrem selten. Digitalfotos können angefordert werden. 7700 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cyclorama of General Custer's Last Fight of the Sioux Indians of the Battle of the Little Bighorn with Grand Musee of Indian Curios

      Detroit Cyclorama Co., Detroit 1889 - Original orange wraps.On the title page the publisher has neatly black lined the Boston Cyclorama Co. and printed Detroit above. As well, the manager's name, A.J. Donelle, has also been neatly black lined and replaced by another name, Geo. S. Hill, Manager. Front cover with "Detroit" has been stamped on the front cover. All changes have been made by the publisher.Engravings. Adverts. List of the deceased soldiers. Map of the battlefield. Etc. Some minor expert repair to the foredges of the covers. Top corners of pages are creased. An EXTREMELY RARE and highly collectable item in exceptionally nice condition relating to Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn.No copies listed on OCLC or COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Complete 22 volume set.

      Houghton Mifflin,, Boston: 1889 - The "Standard Library Edition", elegantly bound in half brown morocco, gilt title and devices decorate the 6 compartments on spine, raised bands, marbled boards. 8vo, engraved frontis & plates throughout, illustrations in text. A handsome set indeed, in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        La seconda spedizione svedese nella Groenlandia. I ghiacciai dell'interno (l'Inlandsis) e la costa orientale. Eseguita a spese del signor Oscar Dickson. Versione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore per Adolfo Massoni.

      Fratelli Treves,, Milano, 1889 - In-8°, pp.VIII + 528. Brossura editoriale. Con 5 tavv. in litografia (Kjellstrom) più volte ripiegate a colori e moltissime tavv. e illustrazioni in b/n n. t. Tracce d'uso e restauri alla brossura, ma buon esemplare nel complesso. Prima edizione italiana della relazione del secondo tentativo di attraversamento della Groenlandia. l Nordenskiöld (Helsingfors, Helsinki, 1832-Dalbjö, 1901), esploratore e scienziato svedese, si volse in gioventù agli studi di geologia e mineralogia e, nel 1837, si aggregò ad una spedizione scientifica nelle isole Svalbard, territori in cui compì successivamente altre ricognizioni scientifiche. Le sue esplorazioni si indirizzarono in seguito alle regioni artiche, al comando delle navi "Vega" e "Lena", salpate nel luglio del 1878. La "Vega" rimase bloccata dai ghiacci nello stretto di Bering e fu costretta ad un lungo sverno, al termine del quale entrò nelle acque dell'Oceano Pacifico, compiendo il periplo dell'Asia sino al Canale di Suez e di lì tornando in Europa. Nel 1883 tentò sfortunatamente la traversata della Groenlandia, arrestandosi a 117 chilometri dal mare. Redasse importanti lavori di cartografia ("Facsimile Atlas", "Periplus") e narrò le sue esplorazioni in alcuni noti volumi, "Vega's färd hring Asien och Europa" e "Vega expeditionen vetenskapliga jakttagelser". Bussoli, Esplorazioni polari, p. 178; Zavatti, 209. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Route Map of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake, February 1846; with Guide to the Route Map of the Mormon Pioneers

      Salt Lake City, UT: Millroy and Hayes, Map Publishers, 1889. First Edition, First Printing . No Binding. Very Good. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall. A vibrant pictorial map of the Mormon exodus from Illinois to the state of Deseret. Offered with the accompanying "Guide to the Route Map of the Mormon Pioneers." Both are unusual, especially offered together. The guide and map are based on diaries of the journey written by Orson Pratt, and occasionally his brother Parley P. Pratt. Both were members of the original Quorum of Twelve. The map and guide have corresponding daily progress along the route. The map shows dates and mileage, as well as scenes along the route. We're a bit amused that the Moab area looks so watery and verdant. Two versions of the map were published; this is the original, larger printing. A later version was distributed by the New Wilson hotel in SLC. Little information is available about Millroy and Hayes as publishers; OCLC yields no further results on their collaboration. J. J. Millroy on his own was known for several early maps of Alaska and BC, designed for use by would-be gold prospectors. Map has been stored rolled, very little wear except for some creasing and small tears along edges. Free of stains and markings, some light toning with age. 14" tall x 42" long. The accompanying guide shows some enthusiastic penciling by a young one, with a few ink splotches and underlinings to the interior. A few tears to edges, one corner of rear is missing. Graff 3585, Flake 5411.

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        Chronique du règne de Charles IX

      Emile Testard et Cie, Paris 1889 - Edition ornée de cent dix compositions par Edouard Toudouze; Grand in-8 de XV pp., 322 pp., XV pp., (5) ff. : maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lys dorées et de caissons de filets dorés et à froid, encadrements de filets dorés et à froid sur les plats avec fleurs de lys dorées dans les angles, coupes filetées or, doublures de maroquin bleu roi ornées d?une riche dentelle dorée, gardes de soie rouge, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture illustrée conservée, chemise en demi-maroquin, étui bordé de même (Mercier) Edition illustrée de 110 compositions d?Edouard Toudouze, gravées à l?eau-forte. Un des 25 exemplaires sur papier de Chine extra-fort. Toutes les illustrations dans le texte sont en double tirage, dont un sans texte; les eaux-fortes hors texte sont en quatre épreuves: eau-forte pure avec remarque, état définitif avec remarque et avant la lettre, état définitif avant la lettre tiré en bistre, état définitif; ces quatre épreuves sont tirées sur Chine appliquée. On a relié dans l?exemplaire le prospectus ainsi que la notice de Francisque Sarcey accompagnant les eaux-fortes. Somptueuse reliure doublée et richement décorée de Mercier. Ex-libris Antoine Vautier (Cat. mai 1977, n° 315).

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        Cleopatra; being an account of the fall and vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as set forth by his own hand

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889 - Frontispiece, plates and illustrations by R. Caton Woodville and Maurice Greiffenhagen One of 57 numbered copies Spine and joints somewhat rubbed, tissue guards browned at edges, the printed tipped-in slip about the illustrations repaired, but a nice copy Scott 13a; McKay 13a Original brown quarter morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington. Embracing an Account of the Original Discoveries on the Pacific Coast of North America - 2 volumes

      North Pacific History Company 1889 - B00112EJ2G ~Good to acceptable. No DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Light to moderate wear to head and tail of spine, bumping and rubbing to corners and edges. Profusely illustrated with lithographed plates, both portraits & views, some folding. 11¾x8¾, original ¾ gilt-ruled red moroccon leather & cloth, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Marbled endpapers. Front hinge repaired with tape, rear cover detached entirely, few loose pages. Internally clean and bright with numerous illustrations. History of the Pacific Northwest; Oregon and Washington, embracing an account of the original discoveries on the Pacific coast of North America, and a description of the Conquest, Settlement and Subjugation of the vast country included in the Original Territory of Oregon. Also interesting biographies of the Earliest Settlers and more Prominent Men and Woemen of the Pacific Northwest. Including a statistical and graphic decription of the climate, soil, productions, industries, improvements and occupations, as well as the natural advantages and resources and artificial acquirements of the great states of Oregon and Washington. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Armamentarium Chirurgicum

      New York: George Tiemann & Co., 1889. Hard Cover. Very Good /Medical. The most comprehensive trade catalogue of medical and surgical instruments and equipment published in America during the 19th century. Original lightly worn and spotted boards, but with new professionally rebacked leather spine. Lightly bumped top back corner is slightly scraped. Some pages have light fraying or scraping towards the edges, but no marking. Exceptionally fine, tight copy. Thousands of illustrations. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Medical; Inventory No: 012155.

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        Singapore contract for Chinese laborers to work in Albany Western Australia 1889: 'General Form of Contract for Chinese Engaging to Labour in this Colony and in the Native States'

      Singapore:. 1889.. Very good condition. Signed contract in English and Chinese between two Chinese laborers and agents for Messrs. A & A Hassell, Albany, W.A., from the Office of the Protector of Chinese, in Singapore. By 1888 Singapore had a rapidly expanding Chinese population of over 100,000; the British colonial government appointed William Pickering as the first "Protector of Chinese" in 1877 to handle the serious abuses of Chinese labor. Pickering, who was the first British official to read and speak Chinese, worked diligently to protect the newly arriving immigrants, as well as women immigrants forced into prostitution. Pickering was soon helping the entire Chinese community with labor, financial and domestic disagreements. This assistance undermined the power of the local secret societies, which were practicing extortion, gambling, prostitution and smuggling, and instigating riots. Pickering was seriously injured by a member of one of the societies, and was forced, in spite of several leaves of absence, to retire on May 15, 1889. This contract, dated February of 1889, is one of the last which would have passed through Pickering's office before his retirement. & & The contract stipulates that the two Chinese laborers will be employed as "General Servants" for 3 years, at a monthly wage of $8, with an advance of $32 which would be deducted by the employer at a rate of $2 per month. The other conditions of the contract include traveling expenses, the provision of housing and daily food (although the provision of clothing is struck out); conditions for illness and treatment; inability to work due to venereal disease or laziness; length of work hours; and celebration of Chinese festivals. With the register completed showing the two names of employees in English and Chinese, their ages and countries of origin. Office of Protector of Chinese, and the date Singapore 13th February, 1889 at lower left; signatures of agents for employer at lower right. Two red stamps of the Office of Protector, with the one at the right signed. Text in Chinese at last page. A note written at ninety degrees on the first page of the contract indicating that the two laborers had arrived in Australia, dated 25/3/89, and with the signature Rowe J. Loften, JP. Printed on blue paper, folded. With area of loss at lower right corner of signature page, affecting the signature of the witness, which is perhaps R. G. Watson and 8 1/2 x 13 3/4".

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        VICTOR HUGO, EDITION NATIONALE, POESIE, 9 TOMES (TOMES I, II, III, IV, V, VI, XI, XIII, XV)

      J. Lemonnyer - G. Richard et Cie, Paris 1889 - RO40128683: 9 volumes de 350 à 600 pages chacun. Eaux-fortes en noir et blanc en frontispices. Illustrés d'eaux-fortes en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Bandeaux ornés d'eaux-fortes en noir et blanc. Pièces de titre jaune et rouge sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons et filets dorés sur les dos. Epidermures sur les dos. Bords des plats frottés. Edition nationale. Tome I: Odes et Ballades. Tome II: Les Orientales, Les Feuilles d'automne. Tome III: Les Chants du crépuscule, Les Voix intérieures, Les Rayons et les ombres. Tome IV: Les Châtiments. Tome V: Les Contemplations, I, Autrefois. Tome VI: Les Contemplations, II, Aujourd'hui. Tome XI: Les Chansons des rues et des bois. Tome XIII: L'Art d'être Grand-Père. Tome XV: Les Quatre Vents de l'esprit. Eaux-fortes de Damman sc., Gervex inv., H. Lefort sc., Benjamin Constant inv., Mathey-Doret sc., etc. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 841-Poésie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lays of Ancient Rome with Ivry and the Armada [Rose Trollope's Copy Signed and Dated by Her]

      London: William W. Gibbings, 1889. The Museum Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the "Museum" edition of these notable works in the Publisher's original brown cloth with the spine lettered in gilt and the front board decorated in black, BEING ROSE HESELTINE TROLLOPE'S COPY SIGNED BY HER ON THE HALF-TITLE AND THERE DATED BY HER "1892". While this "Museum" edition provides a later printing of the two notable Lord Macauley works therein contained, the book is distinguished by having been Rose Trollope's copy, signed and dated by her as noted above. Born Rose Heseltine in 1821, she married the great Victorian Era author Anthony Trollope in June of 1844 while Anthony Trollope, employed by the Post Office and working in Ireland, had barely commenced his writing career and had not yet completed his first novel, "The Macdermots of Ballycloran". An important aid in Anthony Trollope's writing career, Rose Trollope advised him on his female characters, checked his manuscripts before they were sent off to publishers, and kept his financial records for him. Items signed by Rose Trollope are Rare to the market and this book is the only item signed by her that we ever have seen in over 35 years of diligent searching for Trollope scarcities and rarities. A Very Good copy, SIGNED AND DATED BY ROSE TROLLOPE. RARE INDEED.

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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]. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1889

      London The Zoological Society of London 1889. VG : in Very Good condition. Ex lib with single library stamp to front and rear pages and in library binding. Spine sunned. Covers lightly rubbed. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xviii, 668pp + ads. Sixty-two plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, reptiles and molluscs.

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        Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Waco, 1888-89 Containing the Present State, County and City Governments, and a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices and Money Order Offices in Texas; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, Also a Valuable Street Index or Guide

      Morrison & Fourmy, Galveston 1889 - 214 pp. plus 30 pp. local ads, Octavo. Many of the advertisements are illustrated and printed on tinted paper. Still has the original bound in cloth ribbon with metal ring with which to hang the book on a hook, bearing the imprint "Clarke & Courts Printers Galveston" (Clark & Courts' full page tinted lithograph appears opposite p. iv). Occasional previous ownership name in ink at top page margins "C. A. Schroder". This name appears at page 165 of the Waco City Directory as "Schroder, Charles A., Plumbing, Steam and Gas fitting. 723 Austin Aven. bds (i. e., Ôboards') Mrs. I. E. Harmon. See advt." His pictorial advertisement adds that he is a "Dealer In All Kinds of Brass And Iron Fittings, Bath Tubs, Water Closets, Chandellers, Pumps, Pipes, Etc.", and also an "Agent for Buckeye Pump and Iron Turbine Wind Engines".The California directories are much collected and quite well-known, however, very few were compiled for Texas in the nineteenth century. These directories are a source for a wealth of information for local contemporary history. The first Waco city directory had been issued in 1876. According to the preface this biennial was first issued in 1878, followed by 1880-1881 and 1886-1887 (none issued by this firm 1882-1885). Today, all are rarely offered for sale. [Not listed by Raines, Howes, Morrison, Jenkins, Cracker Barrel Chronicles, or any other reference sources consulted] Lacks pp. 103-104 of the General Directory and an advertisement leaf between pp. 194-195. According to the index of advertisers, this would have been for ÒWilson, J. T. St. Charles SaloonÓ. Covers a little rubbed at edges and lightly bumped, front hinge a little loose at bottom, albeit a very nice copy original red cloth elaborately stamped and lettered in yellow [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EUGEN ONEGIN

      Stockholm, Bonniers, 1889. - Contemporary dec. cloth. Very fine. 228 pp. First Swedish edition of Onegin. Rare in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        METHODE D' ENSEIGNEMENT MANUEL POUR FORMER UN APPRENTI MECANICIEN

      Edition : PARIS, MONROCQ, 1889 - Deux planches en couleur, 24 planches en noir, environ 3000 gravures dans le texte - In folio, demi-reliure cuir rouge, plats marbrés, dos lisse orné de filets, titres dorés - Reliure légèrement frottée, une fente réparée sur 8 cm en première page, quelques rousseurs, nom du propriétaire en page de titre (4), 424 pages, relié, 42 cm. Bon etat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Levers Photographiques et la Photographie en Voyage

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, , 1889 & 1887. Parts I & II. [Bound together with;] JOLY, Le Commandant E[douard-Leon] La Photographie Pratique. Manuel a l'Usage des Officiers, des Explorateurs et des Touristes. Small octavo.(182 × 118mm). Contemporary scarlet sheep-backed marbled boards. Diagrams to the text. A little browned, slight rubbing at the extremities, but overall a very nice copy. First Edition. Complete manual for the travelling photographer by the noted psychologist, anthropologist and physicist, probably best remembered for his work on crowd psychology. Here accompanied by a simplified guide aimed at the military by an Officer of the French Engineers. Neither of these handbooks produced in the Gauthier-Villars "Bibliothèque Photographique" series appear to be at all common.

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        Die europäische Türkei. (La Turquie d'Europe). Deutsch herausgegeben von der Boué-Stiftungs-Commission der kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien

      Wien, Tempsky 1889.. 2 vols. 4°.X, 674; 564 S. Mit Titelportr. rad. v. W. Woernle. OBrosch. In Schuber. ÖBL I, 104 - Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die französ. EA erschien 1840. - Ami Boue (1794-1881), aus emigrierter hugenottischer Famillie stammender, österr. Geologe war Mitglied der Geographischen Gesellschaften von London, Paris und Wien. In den Jahren 1836-1838 bereiste er die europäische Türkei und fasste seine Erlebnisse in diesem Werk zusammen. Zur europ. Türkei zählten auch der Balkan, Montenegro, Bosnien, Albanien, Thrakien, Serbien, Makedonien, Chalkidike.

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        Abila of the Decapolis, Pella, and Northern 'Ajlûn, ?Within the Decapolis.? [THREE BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME]

      London, Watt (for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund), 1889.. Three books in one volume. Crown Octavo. Pp. 51; 78; 207. Plus three folding lithographed maps, one of which is coloured, each as frontispiece to each book; two lithographed plans bound in Book III. With numerous engraved illustrations, some full-page, throughout. Indices of names with transliteration, Arabic script, and translation. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's ochre cloth, lettered in black, illustration stamped in gilt on cover. In a very fine condition. Excellent copy of a lovely book. ~ First edition. Three books in one volume, published 1889, 1895, 1890 respectively. Provenance: Noted classicist Dr. Henriëtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate. Schumacher was the first explorer to survey the regions described here, and his minute and thorough scientific observations, notes, maps, drawings, and sketches were prepared for publication at the request of the Palestine Exploration Fund by his friend, the explorer Guy le Strange. They were published here for the first time. Gottlieb Schumacher (1857) settled at a very young age with his family in Haifa, where his father, a member of the "Temple Association" designed most of the buildings of the German Colony. Following the completion of his engineering studies in Stuttgart, he returned to Haifa and was appointed Chief Engineer for the Province of Akko. He designed many buildings and was a leading figure in civil engineering. One of his most important projects was the survey of the Golan, Hauran, and the Ajlun districts in preparation for the construction of the Damascus-Haifa railway. In the course of this survey he produced the first accurate maps of these regions, along with detailed descriptions of the archaeological remains and the present villages. He published many other reports and books on his discoveries, supported by the Palestine Exploration Fund. With the outbreak of World War I the Templar community left for Germany. Schumacher returned in 1924 to his home on the Carmel, where he died a year later. Although he was born in Ohio, U.S.A., Gottlieb was brought-up and educated as a German. ?I beg to through myself on the indulgence of my readers for the defects of style,? he once wrote, ?for my work has been perforce written in a language which, though familiar to me, is not my own.? Scarce.

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        STORIA DI PIACENZA dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Volume primo (e secondo).

      Porta,, Piacenza, 1889 - 2 voll. in-8, pp. XVI, 516; (4), 510, bella leg. m. pelle coeva, piatti in c. dec. e tit. oro al d. Ediz. orig. della storia di Piacenza e terre vicine attraverso i secoli fino alla "parte moderna che fino ad oggi fu soltanto un desiderio". Ottimo esempl. [064]

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        Polyeucte

      Firmin Didot. 1889 - - Firmin Didot., Paris 1889, in folio (31x44cm), relié. - Tirage à 800 ex numérotés dont 100 Japon. N° 657 sur vélin blanc du Marais. Demi maroquin vieux rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné dans l'esprit des grandes reliures du XVIIème. Filets dorés sur les plats. un accroc avec manque en coiffe de queue et plats et bordures et mors frottés. Très belle reliure malgré les défauts. Superbe état intérieur. 5 grandes compositions symbolistes de Albert Maignan gravées à l'eau-forte et tirées sur chine. Un portrait frontispice. Ornements et exécution typographique très soignés dans le goût du XVIIème. Bel ouvrage exécuté pour l'exposition universelle de 1889. Perle bibliophilique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Chine. Huit ans au Yun-Nan. Récit d’un missionnaire. Deuxième édition.

      Lille. Société de Saint-Augustin, Desclée, De Brouwer & Cie, 1889 - In-8° ; (2)-VIII-188 pp.-1 carte h.-t. repl., nbses gravures in et h.-t., demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, filets or pointillés, fleurons or, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Cordier, B. S. I, 317. Le père Pourias possédait une parfaite connaissance des mœurs du Céleste Empire et une aptitude spéciale pour traiter avec les Mandarins, ce qui lui valut l’estime ainsi que l’admiration de ces derniers. GOOD COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative and Critical History of America / Edited by Justin Winsor Complete in 8 Volumes: Contents; Aboriginal America; Spanish Explorations and Settlements; English & French Explorations and Settlements; the English and French in North America, 1689-1763; the United States of North America 1763-1850; &c.

      Boston And New York; Houghton And Mifflin 1889 - Physical desc. : 8 vols. : front. , illus. , plates, ports. , maps, facsims ; 28 cm. Subjects: America --Discovery and exploration --Cartographer --Antiquities --United States --History --Bibliography. Near fine copies all in the original publisher's gilt-blocked wine buckram; gilt (aboriginal) armorial-type motif to the front panels. Edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. With tissue guarded frontis. Scans on request. 10 Kg. 8 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapporteur Esthétique de M. Charles Henry Notice sur ses applications à l'art industriel, à l'histoire de l'art, a l'interpretation de la methode graphique en général, a l'étude et à la rectification esthétiques de toutes formes

      G. Séguin Constructeur d'Instruments de Mathématiques, Paris 1889 - Grande chemise carton fort à dos et coins toile rouge avec deux rubans d'attache contenant une notice sur le rapporteur esthétique 29pp. br. avec page de garde (défaite du cordon le rattachant au dos chemise de couv.) Page de titre datée 1988 Préambule pp.5-14, Appendice pp.19-29 avec Tables, Applications, Exercices et Planches (rythmes et mesures de figures) n&b. + dans enveloppe toilée collée sur 3° de chemise un Rapporteur Esthétique demi-cercle avec graduations imprimé sur transparent toilé bordé papier rose ( G. Séguin Instruments de pécision - Machine à Diviser de Dumoulin Froment) Chemise cartonnée salie mais sans manque pages bon état sans manque, quelques rousseurs exemplaire non numéroté non signé [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Collection of Facsimiles from Examples of Historic or Artistic Book-Binding, illustrating the History of Binding.

      - London, 1889. 36pp texts and 103 full-page colour-lithographs by Griggs. 1889. The original paper-covers preserved. In orig. halfcalf binding - (rubbed).*Beautiful plates - a rare book nowadays. Breslauer in his Uses of Bookbinding Literature 1986 states that this fine Quaritch Catalogue offers alas several blatant forgeries.

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        Poet Lore: 52 Bound Volumes and 16 Single Issues in Wraps (1889-1951)

      (Philadelphia / Boston): (The Poet-lore Co. / Richard G. Badger / Bruce Humphries). (1889-1951). First. Magazine. 52 bound volumes (most with the original wrappers bound in) and 16 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A near-complete run from 1889-1951 of Poet Lore, an influential American literary magazine that first introduced to the English speaking world many important European dramatists and writers. Founded in 1889 as a magazine devoted to Shakespeare and Browning, it soon became indispensable to readers on the lookout for new writers from Europe, Russia, and Asia by publishing their works in (often the first) English translations.These include Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, and the lyric poet Frederic Mistral. Also included in this run are the first English translations of dramatic works by Maurice Maeterlinck, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Arthur Schnitzler; and the first authorized English translations of works by Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Georges Duhamel. Even the American science fiction writer Frederick J. Pohl made a first appearance in 1927 with Varnishing Day. The set consists of a consecutive run of the first twelve monthly issues from 1889, fifteen loose issues in wraps from 1890-1893, and a complete run of monthly and quarterly issues from 1894-1951 bound in half linen and full cloth boards (with one unbound single issue in wraps from 1918). An ex-library set with bookplates and ink stamps, a few intermittent early volumes also have a small embossed or perforated stamp on the title pages, else overall a good or better set of bound volumes. The single issues in wrappers are unmarked, a few with detached wraps, else very good. A very nice assemblage of notable European dramatic literature, poetry, and literary criticism. Further details are available. .

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        Le Vin

      Lille, Imprimerie Le Bigot 1889 - In-8°, pleine basane bordeaux mosaïqué de peau de serpent rose et marron, dos lisse, gardes en liège, cadre de maroquin, couv. cons., chemise en demi-basane à rabats de cuir et à plats en liège, étui de liège bordé de cuir et doublé de daim (reliure signé Descamps), 89 pp EDITION ORIGINALE de ce RARISSIME recueil de poèmes à la gloire du vin Frontispice gravé par Paul Lefèbvre TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE

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        Heroes of the Dark Continent and How Stanley Found Emin Pasha. [Promotional oversized flyer]

      Historical Publishing Co., St. Louis, Mo 1889 - 4 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings. 17 x 11 inches, self wrappers as issued. Creased where folded; some slight marginal foxing; very attractive. This is an oversized publisher's announcement and solicitation for authorized agents to sell the publication, including Wholesale Prices to Subscribers and Terms of Publication. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ART ALBUM OF NEW ZEALAND FLORA

      Bock & Cousins 1889 - A systematic and popular description of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and the adjacent islands.Professionally recovered in dark green cloth with the original covers ans spine cover laid on top.Gold titles to spine and front cover,titles partially rubbed off on front cover.Clean tidy undamaged covers and cloth.The block is tight and sound,new paste downs,original there after,neat ink name on first prelim.Foxing on first 4 pages,tissue guarded frontis.All illustrations magnificent coloured art works.Book has been usually disbound for the prints,of which there are 40.This is volume 1 as only one volume was ever produced,a very rare copy and art form. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'EAU. 23 compositions par A. Sezanne de l'Academie de Bologne. Dédié à Sa Maiesté la Reine d'Italie.

      1889 - Paris, Rothschild, 1889. PRIMA EDIZIONE di 525 esemplari numerati: la nostra è una delle 200 copie con le incisioni a colori su Papier du Marais. A. Sezanne studiò all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna dove divenne insegnante. Fu abile pittore, decoratore, architetto. Suo il progetto di Palazzo Majani a Bologna. In folio (cm. 44,5); bella legatura originale in mezzo marocchino blu con punte; tela azzurra con disegno in oro di Sezanne, titolo in rosso e oro; pp. 44 + 14 splendide incisioni originali a colori su cartoncino pesante con carta di protezione di August Sezanne. Macchioline di foxing. Ex libris nobiliare. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rotifera or Wheel-Animalcules, both British and Foreign (2 vols + supplement)

      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1889. Two volumes, (including the supplement), 34 double page plates, (some foxing), quarto, pp viii, 128; (2), 144; viii, 64, a little browning of the fore-edges, cloth slightly scuffed and slightly marked and worn, the lower cover of volume two a little more scuffed . [With the neat signature of C.F.J. Wollessen on the front blanks.] RARE . Cloth. Very Good.

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        Trattato completo di Ragioneria. 5 Volumes.Parte preliminare: Computisteria di G. Massa. 645 p.Parte I: Ragioneria generale. Seconda ristampa. 904 p.Parte II: Ragioneria delle aziende private. Seconda edizione. 952 p.Parte III: Ragioneria delle aziende pubbliche. Edizione speciale. 1164 p.Parte IV: Funzioni speciali del Ragioniere. Edizione speciale. 821 p.,

      Giovani Massa, Editore 1889-1893, Milano, - Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés au dos. Bon état.

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        SYLLOGE ALGARUM. Omnium hucusque cognitarum digessit Doct. J. Bapt. De-Toni. Collection of 10 Volumes: 1, 2/I, 2/II, 2/III, 3, 4/I, 4/II, 4/III, 4/IV, 5, 6/V. No Reprints!

      Patavii : Typis Seminarii, 1889.. 10 Volumes in 11 Books, circa 5000 pp. in total. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 10 Volumes in 11 Books!! Following Volumes are included: Vol. 1.: Chlorophycearum, in two Books (1889). - Vol. 2: Bacillarieae, Sect. I: Rhapideae (1891), Sect. II: Pseudorhaphideae (1892), Sect. III: Cryptorhaphideae (1894). - Vol. 3: Fucoideae (1895). - Vol. 4: Florideae, Sect. I: Fam. I-XI (1897), Sect. II: Fam. I-IV (1900), Sect. III: Fam. V-VI (1903), Sect. IV: Fam. I-VII (1905). - Vol. 5: Myxophyceae (1907). - Vol. 6. Florideae Sect. V: Additamenta (1924). Formerly from library-collection, with stamps and signatures. Covers with shelf-wear. Pages partly with light stains or foxing. Still in good condition! mbx jqx

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        The Early Days of Christianity. Popular Edition.

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1889 - Octavo. XVI, 664pp. Full leather with gold-stamped decoration and borders on boards and spine and gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Exquisite fore-edge painting. Gold-tooled dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Fascinating study in which the author describes the work and writings of St.Peter, St. James, St.Jude, St. John and the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews in order to explain the varities of religious thought which prevailed at that time. Spine, corners and head and tail of spine moderately rubbed. Front board slightly soiled. Binding in overall very good, interior in near to fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Babbage's Calculating Engines. Being a Collection of Papers Relating to Them; Their History, and Construction. [Compiled by Henry Prevost Babbage.]

      E. and F.N. Spon, London 1889 - The principal source of information for the technical operation of Babbage's Difference and Analytical engines, and a rare book on the market. "Toward the end of his life, Babbage began assembling his own and other's previously published writings on the Difference and Analytical Engines with the intent of publishing a history of the machines, but died before he could accomplish this task. He had the first 294 pages of this work typeset and printed on slightly varying types of paper during his lifetime. It would appear that its purpose was to collect the most significant published writings, many of which had appeared as obscure pamphlets or in little-read journals, together with a listing of what remained unpublished, including all of Babbage's notebooks and engineering drawings [listed on pp. 271-294], in the hope that his unfinished projects might be completed at some future date. The book was completed by Babbage's youngest son, Major-General Henry Prevost Babbage, to whom Babbage had bequeathed his calculating engines and everything pertaining to them. "Were it not for this volume and the bibliography of Babbage's works published both here (on the last three printed pages of the book) and in Babbage's autobiography, Babbage's achievements might have been forgotten. As it turned out the information was never implemented literally, probably because construction of the mechanical Analytical Engine was just too complex a project for any organization except a government to undertake. Yet Babbage's ambitions and his ideas remained alive in the minds of people working in mechanical computation long after his technology had fallen into obsolescence. When Vannevar Bush suggested in 1936 that electromechanical technology might be the way to realize ‘Babbage's large conception’ of the Analytical Engine, he cited this volume among his references; and in building the electromechanical Harvard Mark I, Howard Aiken saw himself as fulfilling Babbage's ambition" (OOC). Hyman 254; OOC 94 (modern reprint only); Van Sinderen CB80, showing that Babbage listed a History of the Analytical Engine as being "in the press" in 1864. 4to: 287 x 225 mm. Pp. [8], 342, [4]. Portrait, folding table, 15 plates (several folding, including 1 large-folding, with some repairs to the margin). Modern dark green cloth in imitation of the original binding, "Babbage’s Calculating Engines" lettered in gilt on upper board and on spine, some leaves browned due to acidic paper, old repairs to folds of some plates, armorial bookplate on title verso. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Bibbia. Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento, secondo la volgata; tradotta in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarata dal Monsignore Antonio Martini Arcivescovo di Firenze

      Sonzogno, Milano 1889 - 2 Volumi in 4°(31 x 23). Pagine 847; 1111 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone scuro; titolo e numero volume dorati al dorso, ricchissimo apparato iconografico costituito da 503 incisioni al primo volume e 381 incisioni al secondo. Opera che appartine alla Collana Sonzogno della "Biblioteca Classica Illustrata" pubblicata in ben 240 dispense che furono distribuite lungo l'arco temporale che va dal 1889 al 1890 in ragioni di 2 dispense alla settimana. Qualche segno del tempo alle legature, piccolo strappo all'angolo inf. di pag. 5 con perdita di alcune parole nelle note di fondo pagina, qualche sporadica fioritura per il resto carte sane. Esemplare più che discreto

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS PRIMITIVOS HASTA LA MUERTE DE FERNANDO VII por Don --- CONTINUADA DESDE DICHA EPOCA HASTA NUESTROS DIAS POR D. --- con la colaboración de don Andrés Borrego y don Antonio Pirala (25 VOLUMENES)

      - Montaner y Simon. Barcelona 1889 25 vols. Enc. cartoné. A (Ref.28460) historia general españa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Athletic Sports in America, England and Australia. Comprising History, Characteristics, Sketches of Famous Leaders, Organization and Great Contests of Baseball, Cricket, Football, La Crosse, Tennis, Rowing, and Cycling. Also Including the Famous "Around the World" Tour of American Baseball Teams, Their Enthusiastic Welcomes, Royal Receptions, Banquets, Great Games Played before Notables of Foreign Nations, Humorous Incidents, Interesting Adventures, etc., etc

      Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, Publishers. (1889). First. First edition. Thick small quarto. Decorated brown cloth lettered and illustrated in gilt and black. 711pp., illustrated, four color chromolithograph plates. Corners a little bumped, else a fine copy, and as nice as we've seen. Although the book covers most popular field sports of the era, it is overwhelmingly devoted to baseball, and includes profiles of all the current professional teams, college baseball, and with what would in another context be a book-long account of the 1888-9 world barnstorming tour between the Chicago Baseball Club and an opposing all-star squad. Three of the four color illustrations are of baseball, including the wonderful frontispiece view of a baseball game outside London's Crystal Palace, the fourth is of a cricket match. Many black and white illustrations of individual baseball players, as well as of teams and important games. A beautiful copy of a keystone title for any serious baseball collection. .

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        Descriptive Catalogue of the Nests & Eggs of Birds found breeding in Australia and Tasmania

      Sydney: Australian Museum, 1889. Octavo, 21 plates of eggs, the great majority handcoloured; preliminaries browned, but an excellent copy in a contemporary, slightly shaken, craft relief, calf binding. The rare coloured issue of this important Australian natural history work, which was an important adjunct to North's great four-volume work {i Nests and Eggs}. North's contribution to Australian ornithology was immense, and while he often found himself in conflict with his fellow ornithologists his work has always been respected. Very few coloured copies of the {i Descriptive Catalogue of the} {i Nests and Eggs }were produced. The plates were prepared and coloured by Neville Cayley senior. This is an interesting presentation copy, with a slip from E.P. Ramsay, curator of the Australian Museum: North was appointed Ramsay's assistant in 1891. The extraordinary naïve craft binding featuring a hummingbird sipping nectar from a flower with the title spelled out in contrasting red letters is a unique piece of Australiana in its own right. This binding was part of a collection of related works, mainly by Ramsay, which were sold by Alexander Chisholm, the great ornithologist, in the late 1970s. It is possible, therefore, that Chisholm was responsible for the binding.

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        Mehalah ~ A Story of the Salt Marshes

      Frank F. Lovell & Co., New York 1889 - 5" x 7 1/8", blue cloth with debossed titling and decorative details in silver and gilt to front board and spine, 415 pp. + 4 p. ads. Rare. An exceptional copy of this truly rare title by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), prolific writer, composer of hymns (most notably for 'Onward Christian Soldiers'), and folklorist ('The Book of Were-Wolves', 1865). Searches of WorldCat, etc. reveal no copies either in any library worldwide or offered for sale (nor any sale record in the past 20 years). This a Very Good or better copy, with only light bumping, wear and rounding to the spine ends, spine very lightly dulled and rubbed, back board with a few minor edge bumps, corner tips lightly rubbed, and, internally, mild age-toning to leaves. Otherwise Fine with a firm and square binding, no writing or other marks. See both photos enlarged. Ships in a box with padding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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