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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).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Benoît Forgeot]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA]
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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]

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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

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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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        The Manitoba Gazette / Gazzette De Manitoba January to December 1889

      Theophane Bertrand, Queen's Printer, Winnipeg 1889 - RARE MANITOBA GAZETTE WITH THE CONTROVERSIAL ENGLISH ONLY TRANSITION Bound volume containing weekly Gazettes dated from January 5, 1889 to December 21, 1889 inclusive. Dark board cover. Rubbed boards with a small broken edge to top of back cover, worn corners, and slight wear to ends of spine. Speckling to inside front and back, but gazette pages are age toned. Page [299]-300 small section of page in top missing paper affecting some words. Condition is very good otherwise. A rare 1889 Manitoba Gazette publication that includes the controversial publication transition with the bilingual edition ending on August 31, 1889 and the English only Gazette starting on September 7, 1889. Beyond that, there are many laws and weekly news during the year of 1889 in Manitoba. Quite an interesting and historically important set of 1889 Manitoba Gazettes., As French declined in importance, English-speaking Manitobansincreasingly objected to the maintenance of bilingualism in the Legislature and Courts of the province, on the grounds that it was irrelevant, cumbersome and expensive. The Liberal government of Premier Thomas Greenway, which took office after the general election of 1888, responded to this sentiment by sponsoring changes in the province's language laws. By Order in Council in September 1889, the government suspended publication of the French part of the Manitoba Gazette. This action, it might be argued, was not in conflict with section 23 of the Manitoba Act because the Manitoba Gazette was not a record, journal or act of the Legislature. The Gazette had, however, been published in both languages since the province was establishedin 1870 and the change to English only was a first step towards makingthe province officially unilingual.Text in English and French, Mar. 6, 1880-Aug. 31, 1889; includes some text in French, Sept. 7, 1889-, Early Manitoba Government Gazettes are a scarce, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Canada. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the Province of Manitoba and its people in the past. They contain many thousands of names and places and information from a whole cross section of the community.Issued weekly with occasional special issues, the Manitoba Gazette contains information such as proclamations, land transactions, court notices, notice of acts, public notices, tenders, appointments and resignations, bankrupt and insolvency notices, impoundments, police auctions, unclaimed letters, licenses (publicanís, wine and beer, storekeeperís, occupation, and depasturing), notices of protection, dissolution of partnerships, rewards on offer, and more, in both English and French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Koloniales Jahrbuch. Beiträge und Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete der Kolonialwissenschaft und Kolonialpraxis. Erster Jahrgang 1888.

      Berlin, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1889.. Schwarze Bibliotheks-Halbleinwand, 8°, 318 Seiten, ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Rückenschildchen (Verein für Erdkunde Leipzig), Gutes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        Zwei Arbeiten: Zwei figuren, mischtechnik auf festem karton, 2. arbeit: Zeichnung männerkopf tusche monogrammiert

      - 1. blatt: Zwei figuren, mischtechnik auf festem karton, bildgröße 32 x 24 cm, unsigniert, auf der rückseite farbstiftprobe, 2. Blatt: Zeichnung männerkopf tusche monogrammiert unten rechts, blazzgröße 31,5 mal 24 cm, Ernst Krantz, Maler, Metallbildhauer und Ausstellungsgestalter , Maler der 3. Generation der Künstlerkolonie Ahrenshoopwurde 1889 in Bartenstein/ Ostpreussen geboren, starb 1954 in Berlin. Ernst Krantz studierte Architektur an der Technischen Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg, brach allerdings sein Studium ab, um sich an Lovis Corinths privater Malschule anzumelden, schliesslich wurde er sein Meisterschüler. Als Leutnant einer Maschinengewehrkompanie machte er den den Ersten Weltkrieg im Osten wie im Westen mit.Nach Kriegsende kam er nach Berlin zurück und wurde Mitglied der Novembergruppe. 1932 übernahm er eine Asistentenstelle am Lehrstuhl für freies Zeichnen an der Technischen Hochschule Berlin. 1941 wurde er, immerhin schon 50 Jahre alt, zum Leutnant der Reserve einberufen. Krantz ließ sich von max klinger und den impressionisten anregen. Viele arbeiten sind von apokalyptischen Landschaften im Stile Ludwig Meidners und religiösen themen wie kreuzigungen und Leidensszenen geprägt. Krantz studierte auch in paris und setzte sich auch mit dem kubismus auseinander, arbeitete später auch konstruktiv und abstrakt. Krantz war mitgründer der novembergruppe und stellte mit ihr aus. Krantz war in der gruppe aber eher (auch politisch) ein Außenseiter, gehörte er doch zu sogenannten opposition der novembergruppe, die mit der KPD sympathisierte. Er gehört wie viele weitere Künstler der Kriegs- und Nachkriegsgeneration zur verschollenen generation, die von der nationalsozialistischen Kulturpolitik ausgeschaltet wurden und an die Trends der bildenden Kunst in den 50er- und 60er-jahren keinen Anschluß mehr fand. Hans Pels-Leusden, dessen Galerie die Villa Grisebach fortführt, hatte sein Werk im ersten Nachkriegsjahrzehnt vertreten und zusammen mit Johannes Niemeyer postum ausgestellt. Werke des künstlers u.a. in der berlinischen galerie berlin. Die galerie pels-leusden veranstaltete 1973 eine ausstellung mit 50 werke (vor allem zeichnungen und aquarelle). Die Galerie Pommersfelde in Berlin führte 1985 eine nachlassausstellung durch. Im vorwort zum ausstellungskatalog schreibt Eberhard Roters: "Die hohe bildnerische Intelligenz des Künstlers und seine extreme Aufgeschlossenheit ließ ihn seinen experimentellen Impulsen folgen, sich mit den Stilrichtungen der Zeit intensiv auseinanderzusetzen. Durch manche jener Stile ist er mit seinem Werk hindurchgegangen, den Impressioinsmus, den Expressionismus, den Kubismus und die Abstraktion. Das ist der Grund dafür, daß die innere Einheit, die sein Werk zusammenhält, nicht sogleich auf den ersten Blick zu erkennen ist. Beim genaueren Hinsehen zeigt sie sich aber sofort; sie springt einem geradezu ins Auge." "Jede Form, die Krantz gestaltet, ist entschieden in sich bewegt, jede ist aus der Bewegung entwickelt, die Bewegung erfasst das ganze Bild. (.)Keines seiner Motive ist irgendwo zum Stillstand gekommen, sondern die starken Bewegungszüge, aus denen ein Motiv hervorwächst, sind meist offen gelassen und fordern den Betrachter geradezu heraus, sich aktiv mitzubeteiligen und das Linien- und Fleckgeschehen vor seinen Augen in seiner Vorstellung zu Ende zu führen, bzw.ist ein eminent tänzerischer Rhythmus. Es ist der geistige Wesensausdruck des Malers Ernst Krantz, ihm genuin, seine persönliche Eigenheit; er schlägt sich im Bild mittels der Bewegungen aus dem Handgelenk beim Malen und Zeichnen, verbunden mit der Feinbewegung der den Stift führenden Finger nieder" (Eberhard Roters in: Ernst Krantz. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle in der Galerie Pommersfelde, Berlin 1985. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Berlins und der Berlinischen Galerie. Mit einem einführenden Essay von Eberhard Roters, und eine Erinnerung an Krantz von Hannes Schwenger). Infos: Internet und Hannes Schwen [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Blaeksprutten [The Cuttlefish]: (27 volumes, 1889-1974)

      Kjobenhavn [Denmark]: (Ernst Bojesen / Gyldendalske Boghandel). (1889-1974). First. A collection of 27 volumes of this Danish satirical magazine, famous for its color lithographic covers and cartoons. Oblong quartos. Text in Danish. The set includes six scarce early issues in contemporary marbled paper-covered boards with the original wrappers bound in (1889, 1896, 1898, 1902, 1903, and 1912); and 21 loose issues in wrappers (1914-17, 1919-20, 1922-34, 1947 and 1974). Rubbing, scattered nicks and short tears to the edges of the marbled boards and wrap edges, the front wrap of the 1889 issue is detached, the 1915 and 1919 issues lack both wraps, else about very good overall. From the library of Ole Risom, author of I Am a Bunny, and an important publisher of children's books at Golden Books Western Press and Random House. Most issues are inscribed to either Ole or his brother Jens Risom from their grandfather. The set also includes one volume (1896) that belonged to Axel Henriques, one of Blaeksprutten's leading writers, with his name stamped in gilt on the front board.The 25 volumes from 1889 through 1934 feature many classic color covers and cartoons by Axel Thiess, Alfred Schmidt, Hans Bendix, Herluf Jensenius, and Poul Fischer, with most of the text written by Axel Henriques and Anton Melbye. All five artists were renowned for their delightfully fresh and provocative cartoons (showing what life was really like), exhibiting a striking satiric wit and style very much influenced by the great lithographs of Honore Daumier. Among the many highlights are Axel Thiess's signature Cuttlefish cover from 1889 and Dancing Polar Bears cover of 1896, and Hans Bendix's "Hjem fra Skole" [Home from School] from 1928 (showing the corrupting effects of Josephine Baker's immorality on respectable Danish society). Ole Risom was born in Copenhagen and fled Nazi-occupied Denmark for the United States in 1940. After the war he soon became influential in launching the careers of many young artists, and developed a close working relationship with Richard Scarry. Laid-in is a TLS from Risom in Danish (on Random House stationary, dated August 17, 1993). A compelling collection of many early loose issues in unique marbled boards and wrappers, with a nice association. .

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        Sylvie and Bruno

      London - Macmillan and Co 1889 - A first edition of Lewis Carroll's novel set half in Victorian Britain and half in the fantasy world of Fairyland. This copy was a gift of the illustrator, Harry Furniss, and has this pencil inscription to front free endpaper: 'Given me by the illustrator originally, when I was a small boy in Bournemouth, who used to play with Sylvie and Bruno - Harry Furniss' nicknames for his two children, in 1889. 'Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper reads H. Sheridan-Bieders. The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt textblock edges. Externally, sound with wear to extremities and slight straining to front hinge. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with foxing to the first and last few pages, although text remains generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fairy Books:

      London, Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1889–1910. [Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) Fairy Book.] 12 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, coloured label (each colour reflecting the respective titles), decoration spines gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford, 6 latter volumes having additional colour plates. A fine set. A complete set of First Editions. Lang, poet, scholar and journalist, devoted much of his life to the compilation of traditional Fairy stories from around the world from both the ancient and modern world. With the publication of the Blue Fairy Book in 1889 he commenced his famous series. In his "supervision" Lang always made his stories gentle and appeasing, removing the cruelty and so rendering them more suited to his young audience.

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        Parallèlement

      Léon Vanier 1889 - In-12 (18,6 x 12,3 cm), 116 pages, broché, couverture beige clair imprimée, rempliée. EDITION ORIGINALE de ce recueil, l'un des plus important de Verlaine, tiréeà 600 exemplaires et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grand papier. Le poème Chasteté imprimé sur un feuillet à part n'est pas joint à cet exemplaire. Ancienne signature sur la couverture et page 35. Très léger accroc en haut du dos. Bel exemplaire sans aucune rousseurs, tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Crimean Campaigning and Russian Imprisonment. By One of the "Six Hundred."

      Dundee: W. & D. C. Thompson, 1889 - Octavo, original pinkish card-backed linen wraps, title printed to upper panel with image of the Crimean Medal. Slighty rubbed and soiled, neatly rebacked, contents clean and sound, a very good copy. First publication seems to have been Glasgow, 1882 or 3. Farquharson enlisted in the 4th Light Dragoons in 1846 at the age of 14. Just a couple of weeks before the Charge he was court-martialed for insubordination, given 25 lashes and reduced from Trumpeter to Private. In the Charge he was taken prisoner after having three horses shot from under him; "A cannon shot put a sudden stop to my gallop. I saw the horrid thing bounding along the ground, but for the life of me I could not get out of its way, and it flew up and caught my borrowed Cossack steed on the head, killing it, of course, there and then. I fell to the ground, along with it, and in two or three minutes thereafter I was surrounded by Cossacks and taken prisoner." He was repatriated in October 1855, and was discharged by purchase in 1860. Little is known of his life subsequently, he signed the Loyal Address in 1887, and was a pensioner of the Light Brigade Relief Fund in 1891. Uncommon first-hand account of the Charge from the ranks, OCLC recording just 6 copies of the first, and 2 of this second edition.

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        Parallèlement

      Vanier Léon 1889 - In-12 (18 x 12,5 cm) relié, demi-maroquin, dos lisse orné, couverture conservée, tranches mouchetées (reliure ancienne). ÉDITION ORIGINALE (il n'y a pas eu de tirage sur grand papier). Verlaine a regroupé dans 'Parallèlement', comme il le fit précédemment dans 'Amour', des pièces écrites à des moments différents de sa vie, notamment pendant son séjour en prison. Elles ne relèvent pas toutes de la même veine. Ainsi, il évoque sa vie de prisonnier ('Autre', 'Réversibilité', .) Mathilde ('À Madame **'), Rimbaud ('Laeti et errabundi'), songe aux amies de passages rencontrées par hasard ('À la princesse Roukhine'), et exalte avec liberté les jeux de l'amour avec 'Les Amies' et 'Filles'. L'ouvrage trouve sa place entre 'Sagesse' et 'Bonheur', d'où le titre 'Parallèlement'. Il inspirera à Bonnard sa plus belle illustration. Exemplaire bien complet de son double feuillet portant un poème inédit, 'Chasteté', qui sera repris sous un titre différent dans 'Bonheur'. Vanier renonça par la suite, à la demande du poète, à cette insertion, d'où sa relative rareté. Exemplaire parfait. Réf. : Fischer - Galantaris 'Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé' n°94 ('Édition limitée à 600 exemplaires imprimés sur papier vélin crème') ; Montel 'Bibliographie de Paul Verlaine' pp. 58-53 ('Quelques exemplaires contiennent encarté après la table, iun poème de 'Bonheur' intitulé ('Chasteté')) ; Le Dantec, 'Verlaine, Oeuvres poétiques complètes' La Pléiade, p. 1371, IX. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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