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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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        Mes Inscripcions.

      Paris, Plon, 1889, - in-12, CXXV-338 pp., fac-similé en front., bradel papier bleu (rel. moderne).Édition originale posthume. "Restif commençait à écrire ces Inscripcions le 1er septembre 1785. Le manuscrit a été découvert dans le dépôt des archives de la Bastille, à la Bibliothèque nationale, une centaine d'années plus tard". (Rives Childs) "Dans ses promenades quotidiennes sur les quais de l'île Saint-Louis, Restif avait pris la bizarre habitude de tracer des inscriptions commémoratives sur la pierre des parapets" (P. Cottin). Ces notes forment donc un journal quotidien de 1780 à 1787. Rives Childs, 344. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Private Handwritten Presidential Letter to his Secretary of the Interior asking him to investigate charges of impropriety against the President's nominee for Territorial Governor of Arizona

      Autograph Letter Signed, "B Harrison," as President, two pages, accomplished on a 4.75" x 3.5" card bearing an engraving of the White House, [Washington?] [c. March 1889?] in pencil to his Secretary of Interior, John Willock Noble (1831 - 1912). Small corner crease not affecting text or engraving. Fine condition. Headed "Private", Harrison warned Noble that "A gentleman who is well endorsed tells me that on the files[?] of your Dept there are serious charges against [Arizona Territorial Governor Lewis] Wolfley in connection with Govt Surveys in Arizona - Have the matter investigated & report to me the result." Lewis Wolfrey (1839 - 1910), a civil engineer, applied directly to Harrison for the territorial governorship of he Arizona Territory two days after the President's inauguration. Wolfey's supporters included William T. Sherman, Nelson A. Miles, John Schofield together with Noble himself. Despite opposition from Senator J. Donald Cameron, who's nephew had had a bi

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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.

      Hubbard Brothers, Publishers, Philadelphia 1889 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN; OR, SUPERNATURAL STORIES OF ENGLISH LIFE ... [with] WILD AND WEIRD; OR, REMARKABLE STORIES OF RUSSIAN LIFE ... [with] DARK STORIES FROM THE SUNNY SOUTH; OR, LEGENDS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

      London, New York, and Melbourne: Ward, Lock, and Co.,. 1889. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-6] [1] 2-143 [144: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-162; [1-3] viii [1] 2-175 [176: blank], [notes: first leaf in volume one is a half title leaf; no half title leaves called for in volumes two and three; this issue of volume one has printer's imprint at base of page 143 and no decorative device on page [144]; page 4 of preliminaries of volume three is mis-numbered "viii"],. original green cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panels lettered and ruled in gold, all edges trimmed, ribbon page markers in each volume, blue-gray endpapers.. A fine set. A superior copy of a rare book seldom found in nice. condition. (#113073). First editions. Cloth bind-ups of three volumes issued simultaneously in paper covers as Ward, Lock's "Shilling Novels," numbers 93, 94 and 95. Probably a publisher's binding for libraries (we have seen other Ward, Lock books in similar cloth bindings). "Especially attractive to the connoisseur of rare horror fiction are Campbell's three short story collections: DARK STORIES FROM THE SUNNY SOUTH; OR, LEGENDS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN (1889), MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN; OR, SUPERNATURAL STORIES OF ENGLISH LIFE (1889); and WILD AND WEIRD; OR, REMARKABLE STORIES OF RUSSIAN LIFE (1889). The last contains 'The White Wolf of the Kostopchin,' regarded as one of the best werewolf tales of the nineteenth century. These three books were issued simultaneously in a popular cheap format and were also published together as an omnibus under the Wild and Weird banner." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 67. "An omnibus of Victorian sensational supernatural fiction, set in Russia, Italy and England, involving ghosts, diabolism, death portents, even a werewolf. Rousing full-blooded stuff, lurid and unsubtle but quite entertaining; another aspect of the tradition, in contrast to say, Mrs. Oliphant. A major collection of its kind." - Robert Knowlton. "The stories set in Russia are the most successful works in this collection. They are fairly long and the florid treatment fits the folkloristic subject matter. The British stories are literal and crude." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 338. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 38. Reginald 02493. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905 II, p. 328.

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        Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

      Philadelphia: David McKay. 1889. First. First edition. Front hinge slightly tender and a couple of splash marks on the front board, a sound, very good copy. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. Boldly Signed by Whitman on the front fly: "Walt Whitman, Dec: 16 '89." Scarce. .

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        Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1889 - First edition. Front hinge slightly tender and a couple of splash marks on the front board, a sound, very good copy. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. Boldly Signed by Whitman on the front fly: "Walt Whitman, Dec: 16 '89." Scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Strange True Stories of Louisiana

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1889 - 8vo., cream-colored pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind; recased, with minor soiling. First edition, one of 3090 copies, with frontispiece and 7 inserted plates. BAL 2350. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Richard Watson Gilder, from George W. Cable, New York, Dec 16, 1889," on the front free endpaper. Gilder, an accomplished poet, was the longtime editor of Century Magazine, where Cable frequently contributed stories. A significant presentation copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

      Philadelphia: David McKay. 1889. First. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's cloth gilt. Spine ends slightly bumped else very near fine. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. A very nice copy of a scarce title. .

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        Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1889 - First edition. Octavo. Publisher's cloth gilt. Spine ends slightly bumped else very near fine. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. A very nice copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Army of The United States

      B.M. Whitlock, New York 1889 - 44 chromolithograph plates and accompanying text G. H. Buek & Co. (lithographer) Illustrated book, with accompanying text, of American Army officers and soldiers from the American Revolution to the turn of the 20th century in complete regalia. The men are shown in naturalistic settings with weapons, horses, and other paraphernalia. Each plate is rendered with attention to historical accuracy and meticulous detail, some including famous military figures such as Lafayette and General Ulysses S. Grant. This book has been called "the outstanding American Work on the subject" and Ogden "the ultimate artist authority on this subject." Its value as a reference is attested to by its later reissues in 1959 and most recently in 1998 by Dover Books. Henry Alexander Ogden was an historical genre painter and illustrator. His work is in the collection of the New York Historical Society. Henry Loomis Nelson was a journalist specializing in history and politics. He was a frequent contributor to Harper's New Monthly Magazine in the 1890s. Condition: Covers a bit worn, with some abrasions to leather. Internally fairly clean, plates bright and attractive with only minor occasional toning, handling, soiling, wear. Ex Library with pastedown label on inside front cover. To view details, contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - 1889 Altemus edition with publisher's illustrated box!

      Philadelphia, Henry Altemus 1889 - Brown boards lettered in gilt, black and blind, illustrated in gilt, black, silver and blind, aeg, dark green endpapers - publishers cardboard box covered in pale yellow paper stock, lettered and illustrated in black. Imperial 4to. Scattered light foxing, some wrinkles to endpapers, a little cracking to inner front hinge, bump to spine head with some joint separation, a clean VG copy in the publishers cardboard box which is worn with some faint staining, and with internal reinforcement to upper and lower compartments, and with 5cm loss to side edge of upper compartment and loss of entire front edge of lower compartment. Overall the fragile box is in better than fair condition. The text on the front edge reads "PRICE $7.50. COLERIDGE'S THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER. ILLUSTRATED BY GUSTAVE DORE. ALTEMUS EDITION". A beautiful and probably a unique copy of this spectacular edition. Extra postage will apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE FIFRE. Journal hebdomadaire illustré.

      - Collection complète du n° 1 : 23 février 1889 jusqu’au n° 15 et dernier : 1er juin 1889. En tout, 15 fascicules formés d'un double feuillet, 29 x 40 cm, 4 pages imprimées, sous chemise et étui toilés, pièce de titre. Directeur gérant : Jean-Louis Forain. Série complète de cette revue créée par Forain pour « conter la vie de tous les jours, montrer le ridicule de certaines douleurs, la tristesse de bien des joies ». Forain en est le seul illustrateur. Ses dessins grinçants sont particulièrement mis en valeur par le grand format de la revue. Les textes ont pour auteurs : Aurélien Scholl, Jean Richepin, Jean-Louis Forain, Champigneulles, Willette, Armand Silvestre, Emile André, Paul Hervieu. Très rare en série complète et en bon état.

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        Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours // Le Docteur Ox

      Hetzel, Paris - Original red cloth boards with black and gilt stamped front and gilt stamped spine, back cover stamped in black and all page edges gilt. Light brown endpapers. 2-elephants. Grand in-8. Double volume in french with 220 pages and 211 pages followed by 8 page catalogue J. Voyages Extraordinaires, Edition J. Hetzel. Numerous illustrations in black text by De Neuville and L. Benett, (no date) (1889). The final page of Le Tour du Monde is coded 1757-73 (i.e. 1873) indicating that first edition sheets of that book have also been used for this issue. Spine panel beginning to fray at hinges and ends, corners bumped and beginning to fray. The first and last few pages show foxing and a small number of interior pages have slight chipping at fore-edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

      Paris: Émile Testard, 1889. 2 volumes. Limited issue of the Édition Nationale, one of only 250 copies printed on Japon of a total edition of only 1000 copies. Illustrated with large engraved pictorial head-pieces by Luc-Olivier Merson each provided in two states, one in place and one on an adjacent plate and with a number of full page engraved plates also by Merson and also provided in two states, an engraved portrait of Hugo in each volume, printed by Gery-Bichard. Large 4to, lusciously bound by Charles Muenier, one of his &#39;Cuir Incisé&#39; bindings and a fine, large example. The bindings are of full chocolate morocco, laid into the boards are large panels incorporating alternative materials, with elaborate and laid designs of gargoyles, leaves, angels and griffons worked within the framework of a Rose Window. In the center of each window are large circular inlays featuring; a portrait of Quasimodo, a goat, a gargoyle and a spider on its web. The spines feature tall raised bands ruled in blind with handsome gilt lettering and a red and brown morocco inlay portrait of Quasimodo, the inside boards are finished in brown crushed levant with an elaborate gilt and blind panel design, the flies are of marbled paper backed in silk, a.e.g. Each volume has a matching chocolate morocco chemise trimmed with fine marbled paper, the spines are with raised bands matching those of the volumes and with gilt lettering and with rose-window tooling. There are matching marbled paper and morocco slipcases for each volume. The publisher&#39;s original printed wrappers to the books have been preserved inside these magnificent bindings. 371, (1); 424, (8) pp. A superb copy with both volumes in extremely fine condition. A MAGNIFICENT BELLE ÉPOQUE SIGNED AND DATED BINDING BY CHARLES MUENIER IN HIS FINEST &#39;CUIR INCISÉ&#39; FASHION. In this binding style in which a panel of incised leather is worked and molded and then sunk into thick boards of traditional morocco. To succeed in this technique requires great delicacy of handling, but when done correctly provides an equally great scope for emblematic treatment. Meunier was one of the small handful of masters in this technique. Effective and daring, Muenier brought this craft created by Grolier to a new more latter-day aesthetic. he particularly aimed to achieve an artistic and psychological interpretation of the contents of every book he bound. A student<br>and thinker, as well as a craftsman, he believed that the chaste and formal bindings to which we are all accustomed were impersonal and inexpressive. He held that that they seldom or never bore the slightest relation to the text they held within. In short, Muenier wanted us to be able to judge a book by its cover. To achieve this, Meunier combined the restrained craftsmanship of the early masters with the bolder inventions of the nouveau style.

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        Leaves of Grass with Sands at Seventy & A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads

      1889 - One of 300 copies of the 70th birthday edition of "Leaves of Grass," signed by Walt Whitman on the title-page. In the publisher's full morocco binding over flexible boards with marbled endpapers [Myerson's Binding C]. All edges gilt. Complete with an original frontispiece photograph of Whitman and five other portraits inserted in the text. There's a faint crease to the front board, extending through to the first few pages of text, including the frontispiece portrait. The unlettered spine is faded to brown, with some minor rubbing and a few scattered flecks of wear. There is an early owner ink signature (that of Ernst Grosse), dated Freiburg(?)1890, on one preliminary blank, and the same person's unobtrusive blindstamp (Dr. E. Grosse) on another. There is a little bleeding to Whitman's signature. An exceptionally well preserved copy of a rare, important, and notoriously fragile item. Ernst Grosse (1862-1927) was an eminent German Author, Art Historian, and Sinologist. Myerson A 2.7.n.

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        History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. 1 1848-1861 (signed and Inscribed By Susan B. Anthony)

      Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, New York, U.S.A. 1889 - Shelf 1103 SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY SUSAN B. ANTHONY; " Miss Louise Frasier, Harrisburg-Pa- These volumes are presented to you by Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery of _____ Philadelphia, Penn. and her three girls- Miriam, Rose and Julia-and by their adopted aunt- Susan B. Anthony 17. Madison Street Rochester-N.Y. Oct. 6, 1903" ; decorative end papers; paper browned; front and rear boards lose and beginning to separate; front gutter beginning to separate; there are wear marks on the covers and wear to the edges and corners of covers; corners somewhat bumped and frayed; illustrations with tissue guard; No marks, no underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder, not a book club copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur&#39;s Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Fine. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing copy in Fine condition in the original green cloth with white end papers imprinted in yellow-green floral pattern, fly-title on page , later state without S-like ornament between the two word caption on page 59 [BAL 3429]. Housed in custom made slipcase and box in Fine condition; Twain&#39;s tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, CT who awakens to find himself transported back in time to medieval England at the time of legendary King Arthur in AD 528. Hank uses his knowledge and Yankee ingenuity to advance the English society and secure a high position for himself, but later falls victim to modern society&#39;s own darker side .

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s signature Cuttlefish cover from 1889 and Dancing Polar Bears cover of 1896, and Hans Bendix&#39;s "Hjem fra Skole" [Home from School] from 1928 (showing the corrupting effects of Josephine Baker&#39;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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        NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

      Paris Émile Testard 1889 - 2 volumes. Limited issue of the Édition Nationale, one of only 250 copies printed on Japon of a total edition of only 1000 copies. Illustrated with large engraved pictorial head-pieces by Luc-Olivier Merson each provided in two states, one in place and one on an adjacent plate and with a number of full page engraved plates also by Merson and also provided in two states, an engraved portrait of Hugo in each volume, printed by Gery-Bichard. Large 4to, lusciously bound by Charles Muenier, one of his 'Cuir Incisé' bindings and a fine, large example. The bindings are of full chocolate morocco, laid into the boards are large panels incorporating alternative materials, with elaborate and laid designs of gargoyles, leaves, angels and griffons worked within the framework of a Rose Window. In the center of each window are large circular inlays featuring; a portrait of Quasimodo, a goat, a gargoyle and a spider on its web. The spines feature tall raised bands ruled in blind with handsome gilt lettering and a red and brown morocco inlay portrait of Quasimodo, the inside boards are finished in brown crushed levant with an elaborate gilt and blind panel design, the flies are of marbled paper backed in silk, a.e.g. Each volume has a matching chocolate morocco chemise trimmed with fine marbled paper, the spines are with raised bands matching those of the volumes and with gilt lettering and with rose-window tooling. There are matching marbled paper and morocco slipcases for each volume. The publisher's original printed wrappers to the books have been preserved inside these magnificent bindings. 371, (1); 424, (8) pp. A superb copy with both volumes in extremely fine condition. A MAGNIFICENT BELLE ÉPOQUE SIGNED AND DATED BINDING BY CHARLES MUENIER IN HIS FINEST 'CUIR INCISÉ' FASHION. In this binding style in which a panel of incised leather is worked and molded and then sunk into thick boards of traditional morocco. To succeed in this technique requires great delicacy of handling, but when done correctly provides an equally great scope for emblematic treatment. Meunier was one of the small handful of masters in this technique. Effective and daring, Muenier brought this craft created by Grolier to a new more latter-day aesthetic. he particularly aimed to achieve an artistic and psychological interpretation of the contents of every book he bound. A student and thinker, as well as a craftsman, he believed that the chaste and formal bindings to which we are all accustomed were impersonal and inexpressive. He held that that they seldom or never bore the slightest relation to the text they held within. In short, Muenier wanted us to be able to judge a book by its cover. To achieve this, Meunier combined the restrained craftsmanship of the early masters with the bolder inventions of the nouveau style. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur&#39;s Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A First Edition/ First Printing/ First State copy in scarce original half morocco binding with gilt title, raised bands on spine. Caption "The King" has a small S-like ornament between the two words on page , as called for [BAL 3429]. Also, note broken type at bottom left corner of page . Hinges broke and reglued, overall very good with minor bumping and slight tearing on endpapers, page block in Fine condition ; Twain&#39;s tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, CT who awakens to find himself transported back in time to medieval England at the time of legendary King Arthur in AD 528. Hank uses his knowledge and Yankee ingenuity to advance the English society and secure a high position for himself, but later falls victim to modern society&#39;s own darker side. Illustrations by Dan Beard .

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        Le Morte Darthur, by Syr Thomas Malory. The original edition of William Caxton now reprinted and edited with an introduction and glossary by H. Oskar Sommer. With an Essay on Malory&#146;s prose style by Andrew Lang

      London: David Nutt 1889. . Three volumes, 4to, x, (6), 861, (3); (x), 230, (2); (xxxviii), 338 pp. Facsimile plate showing a page of the Caxton edition plus 2 folding tables comparing the printed and manuscript versions of the tale, armorial bookplates with signature of Francis Pember, Warden of All Souls College, and later bookseller&#146;s label to paste downs, pages uncut. Finely bound after the Jansenist style in maroon quarter morocco, plain boards, gilt spine titles, raised bands, a lovely set.

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        Contes choisis. Les Trouvailles de Monsieur Bretoncel. La Sonnette de Monsieur Berloquin, Monsieur Tringle.

      Paris, Maison Quantin 1889 - Livre épuisé 24,4 x 19 cm, demi-percaline grise d'époque à coins, pièce de titre, date en pied, couv. et dos cons., 130 pp. Condition : Edition illustrée de ces trois contes dont le tirage fut limité à 1000 ex. Le nôtre l'un des 50 ex. num. imprimés sur Japon, avec double frontispice portrait de Champfleury gravé par H. Manesse d'après Paillet (l'un sur Japon, l'autre sur Hollande) et double suite sur Japon des illustrations (vignettes et lettrines) figurant en tête de chacun des trois contes, la première imprimée avec des noirs plus profonds. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure d'époque (coins inférieurs émoussés), état intérieur très frais. 250g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Lettres et les Arts : Revue illustrée. 1ère année 1886, tome I à 4ème année 1889, tome IV [16 volumes, collection complète]

      Paris : Boussod, Valadon et Cie., 1886-1889 - ~ 16 vol. ~ Reproductions en bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, et plusieurs hors-texte dont un grand nombre sont des eaux-fortes, quelques-unes en couleurs ~ Les quatre années complètes en 16 volumes: 1886, 1ère année - Tome I: 395p et 39 hors-texte; II: 368p, 66 h-t; III: 360p, 60 h-t; IV: 360p, 59 h-t. 1887, 2ème année - I: 360p, 51 h-t; II: 360p, 44 h-t; III: 360p, 53 h-t; IV: 364p, 41 h-t. 1888, 3ème année - I: 360p, 42 h-t; II: 376p, 52 h-t; III: 360p, 56 h-t; IV: 360p, 49 h-t.1889, 4ème année - I: 360p, 56 h-t; II: 360p, 52 h-t; III: 360p, 53 h-t; IV: 459p, 57 h-t. Collaboration (entre autres) de: Barbey d'Aurevilly, Maurice Barrés, Émile Blanchard, Paul Bourget, Jules Breton, Anton Brückner, Elme Caro, François Coppée, Alphonse Daudet, Armand Dayot, Léo Delibes, Maxime Du Camp, Alexandre Dumas, Théodore Duret, Anatole France, Théophile Gautier Fils, Gustave Geffroy, Charles Gounod, John Grand-Carteret, Ludovic Halévy, José-María de Heredia, Henry Houssaye, Leconte de Lisle, Jules Lemaître, Pierre Loti, Guy de Maupassant, Georges Ohnet, Édouard Pailleron, Ernest Renan, Sarah Bernhardt, Léon Say, Armand Silvestre, Jules Simon, Sully Prud'homme, André Theuriet, Jules Zeller Eaux-fortes par Albert Besnard (1849-1934), Léon Lhermitte (1844-1925), Émile Boilvin (1845-1899), Eugène Burnand (1850-1921), Charles Jean Courtry (1846-1897), Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Gustave Greux (1838-1919), Paul Rajon (1842-1888), Adrien Moreau (1843-1906), etc. ~ Demi-maroquin cerise à coins du XIXéme, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées ~ Voir Description ~ 34x27x92cm. ~ Exemplaire très frais, les reliures d'époque bien conservées, quelques coins légèrement usagés, infimes frottis aux dos de qq. volumes. Bien complet de texte et gravures ~ Heavy item, circa 56.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung. Historisch-kritisch dargestellt, 1889

      SECOND EDITION OF A WORK THAT IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS INSPIRATION TO EINSTEIN IN THE CREATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY. Bears the armorial bookplate of the renowned scientific historian Stillman Drake. Mach&#39;s work, uncompromising in its relationist view of the nature of space and time, was said by Einstein to "set forth brilliantly ideas which by no means as yet have become the common property of physicists" (Physikalische Zeitschrift obituary). Ironically, Mach was furious at Einstein when he realized that the thought process that had begun with Mach&#39;s work ultimately led Einstein to the very un-Machian theory of general relativity. In Die Mechanik, "Mach sought to demonstrate how the historical study of the development of the principles of statics and dynamics -- from historical contingency to philosophical necessity -- could furnish the tactics for developing the analytical and methodological desiderata for interpreting and purifying the conceptual components of science. By means of the critical, historical, and psychological exposure of the roots of science, Mach intended, above all, to expose metaphysical obscurities, inherited anthropomorphisms, and ambiguities and to demonstrate the artificiality of the mechanical interpretation of the sciences" (DSB 8, 599 and 602). CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1889. Octavo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 188 x 125mm). [x], 492, [2]. Bound in maroon blind-stamped cloth; gilt-lettered on the spine and on the front board. Provenance: Bears the armorial bookplate of the renowned scientific historian Stillman Drake.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray issued London, c. 1895 by Smith, Elder & Co. pp. each approx. 200. 50 volume set in full polished crushed morocco. Illustrated with plates. Limited Edition, #131 of 1000 copies.,

      - 4to (265 x 180 mm). IIlustrated with engraved frontispieces, vignette titles, plates, text illustrations, and initials, all on India paper. The Christmas Books with colored plates. One of 1,000 large paper copies. Period dark blue full crushed morocco bindings, raised bands gilt ruled, ornate gilt stamped compartments & spine lettering, boards outlined in concentric sets of triple gilt ruled boxes, ornate gilt stamped designs to the four corners w/ red morocco inlays, a.e.g., both inner boards with large central red morocco panels, ornately gilt ruled dentelles, blue silk-moire endpapers. Numerous original watercolours scattered through-out the first volume, including several full page hand colored original engravings plus many smaller and lovely marginal watercolours. All the watercolours are quite beautiful, well executed and of a high artistic standard. A monumental and imposing set, composed of 50 volumes [of 52]. The set survives lacking 2 volumes (volumes numbered 40 & 42). Nevertheless, this unfortunate fault is entirely forgivable when you actually view the set in a bookcase. Overall, the set is well preserved, leather remaining supple & rich in appearance. Spines uniformly and pleasantly age-toned to brown as often occurs with dark blue leather, some small scattered scuffing & rubbing in spots, a few spine ends rubbed, worn or slightly chipped or fraying, some raised bands scuffed, other minor age flaws, etc. But overall a very attractive and imposing turn-of-the- century leather bound set in a deluxe period binding, perhaps custom-bound for the original owner. Almost certainly a massive set such as this would have been offered in different levels of binding, from simple cloth up through 1/2 leather to the top, full crushed morocco with inlay. This set almost transcends typical publishers leather bindings of the era and strongly suggests custom. Handsome shelf appearance despite the light age wear. On the shelf you would almost never notice the lacking volumes, as the spine base numbering is tiny and visually lost in the beautiful gilt decorated spines. With some volumes placed boards outward for display, this fault would be undetectable and of no significance. Final leaf of vol. 1 has a full page inscription which reads This set of Thackeray of the original Smith, Elder Edition was presented to my father, Eugene Field, in London in 1889 by his friend Andrew Lang and he had it specially bound. Eugene Field, Sept. 20- 1924. This inscription was then notarized in Illinois by G.D. Edwards. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 50550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An Apology fo the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber written by himself. A New Edition with Notes and Supplement by Robert W. Lowe. With Twenty--Six Original Mezzotint Portraits by R. B. Parkes, and Eighteen Etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. In Two Volumes [Monastery Hill Binding].

      London, John C. Nimmo 14, King William Street, Strand MDCCCLXXXIX. Chiswick Press Printed by Charles Whittingham and Co., [-] London. Number 199 of 305 copies. 1889 - [Limitation Statement]: "305 copies printed on this fine deckle-edge royal 8vo paper for England and America. The portraits are in duplicate, one on Japanese paper in brown ink before the letters, the other on plate paper as India paper after letters. Each copy is numbered, and the type distributed. No. 199". Two volumes; tall octavos; 6 3/4 inches x 10 1/2 in. x 2 in. (thick); Volume 1: half-title/limitation page; frontispiece portrait of Cibber in two forms, with tissue guards; title-page printed in black & red; prefaces; contents; lists of mezzotint portraits and chapter headings, reproduction of an early title-page; Preface, Historical Account of the English Stage; reproduction of a title-page; lxxi, [1]-337 pp. + Chiswick Press device on reverse; Volume 2: frontispiece & prelims., [8]pp., [1]-416 pp., including index + Chiswick Press device leaf. Illustrated with 26 portraits in two forms, with tissue guards, and 18 etched chapter headings. Most pages seem to be unopened. Bound in full, dark green morocco leather by The Monastery Hill Bindery [Chicago], with their stamps in the lower margins of the back leather turn-ins. The spines show five raised bands, with gilt-lettered titles, and a design of masks with laurel wreaths, crossed horns, in compartments, with gilt borders and florishes on the covers, the inner covers feature leather doublures with a central rose leather inlay which repeats some of the florishes and with a linked design of inlaid dark green leather diamond & spearhead forms, linked and crossed by curving gilt double lines. Facing dark green silk covered endpapers, headbands, top-edges gilt. The spine ends, outer cover hinges, cover corners, show light rubbing to the leather surface. Tissue guards show offsetting of the portrait images. A finely bound set from The Monastery Hill Bindery, the inlaid knotwork borders on the doublures, have a slightly "Celtic", or "Anglo-Saxon" art look. The Monastery Hill Bindery was opened in Chicago in 1906. "Publisher's Preface: The twenty-six portraits in this new edition of Colley Cibber's 'Apology' are all newly engraved. The portraits are copperplate mezzotints, engraved by R[obert] B[owyer] Parkes from the best and most authentic originals, in the selection of which great care has been taken. Where more than one portrait exists, the least hackneyed likeness has been chosen, and pains have been taken to secure those pictures which are likely to be esteemed as rarities. The chaper headings are etched by Adolphe Lalauze, and the subjects represent scenes from plays illustrating the costumes, manner, and appearance of the actors of Cibber's period, from contemporary authorities." Weight: 8 1/2 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice. [Limited Edition].

      London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Limited. Number 31 of 100 numbered, signed copies. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson and Co. 1889 - [Limitation Statement]: "This Imperial 8vo Edition de Luxe, with Mounted Plates and Text Illustrations on India Paper, is limited to 100 copies, of which this is No. 31 (signed) Frederic M. Halford". Size of the binding: 7 3/4 inches x 11 1/4 in., half-title with signed limitation statement on the reverse; frontispiece; title-page in red and black; dedication page; poem "Angling" by Thos. Doubleday; contents; list of plates. xii, pp. [1]-289, including index + [1]p. ad for "Floating Flies". With a mounted frontispiece: "Landing a Trout", and 25 other plates, with borders, mounted on a thicker paper card, with tissue guards. Most are in gray-green tones, and are by D. Moule, (Leighton Bros. Lithographers), or E. Kemp for the insects; several are in color: two chromolithographs of locations, and three colored plates of insects. The tissue guards show some light tanning from the borders of the mounting cards, a few tiny tan spots to some mounting cards. Full, dark green morocco leather, with five raised bands on the spine, with gilt-lettered titling, gilt borders to the covers, gilt inner dentelles, brown & yellow marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt, green silk bookmarker ribbons bound in. The lower cover corners show some turning inward from the weight of the volume, light rubbing to the lower cover corners, edges. Overall, an exceptionally fine copy of an edition limited to only 100 copies. Weight: 5 1/2 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Le Ceramiche E Maioliche Faentine Dalla Loro Origine Fino Al Principio Del Secolo XVI

      Giuseppe Montanari, Faenza 1889 - .xii, 83pp. text, 20 plates.LIMITED EDITION NO. 213 OF 285.20 DOUBLE- PAGE PLATES WITH NUMEROUS COLOR FIGURES ON EACH PLATE.GORGEOUS BLUE FULL LEATHER BINDING. FRONT COVER PROFESSIONALLY REATTACHED.FOXING ON OVERLAP EDGES OF PLATES BUT THE PLATES THEMSELVES ARE CLEAN AND BEAUTIFULLY COLORED.COVERS AND SPINE MODESTLY BUMPED BUT OVERALL A BEAUTIFUL BINDING. GOLD LEAF STAMP COVERS FRONT, BACK, INSIDE FRONT AND BACK AND 6 COMPARTMENTS ON SPINE.MARBLED ENDPAPERS.A MAJOR STUDY OF THE MAIOLICA OF FAENZA OF THE 15TH AND 16TH CENTURIES WRITTEN BY PROFESSOR ARGNANI, CURATOR OF THE CIVIC MUSEUM IN FAENZE. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT.

      1889 - Twain, Mark. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. 575p., 1/2 pebble grain morocco, marbled edges and end papers, light wear to edges, slight browning of paper, 1/2" faded spot on front cover, g-vg. 1st edition. BAL 3429- This copy has blank fly-title on p.(i); earliest state of p.(59). The illustrations are by Dan Beard. A satiric novel set in the time of King Arthur. Ticket of publishers and booksellers protective assn #3657 on lower right of rear free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bookseller, Inc., ABAA]
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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER. Or The contemplative Man's recreation. Edited by John Major. To which is added A treatise on Flies and Fly-Hooks, with ten plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial.

      John C. Nimmo, London.,1889 - Reprint of the Major's fourth edition. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.5 inches). Illustrated with Six original etchings, Two portraits, and Twenty four wood engravings. The second work; The Practical Fly-Fisher. More particularly for Grayling and Umber, by John Jackson, published by Nimmo in 1889, has 120 hand coloured flies on ten full page plates. Minor foxing to the blank white endpapers and last page of text otherwise a very good, bright copy in fine nineteenth century leather binding by Worsfold. Full green morocco, spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping, compartments fully decorated in gilt, including Fish & Rod, Basket, and Fly designs. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders and decorative corner tooling. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Small crack to the top inch of the front hinge and spine a little darkened but still a very good copy in a beautiful, highly decorative fine binding.:.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        A Yankee At The Court Of King Arthur

      Chatto & Windus, London 1889 - First edition, first printing. 8vo, 525 pp., 220 Illustrations by Dan Beard. Original red cloth with gold lettering, pictures stamped in black. 32 pp. ads in the back dated June 1889. The true first edition of this work, preceding the American edition by a few days. Very good. Rubbing to cover and spine tips. Fox 256. BAL 3429. Additional postage will be required for international orders, please inquire of bookseller for exact amount. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, IOBA]
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        Le tourbier (moeurs picardes).

      Albert Savine 1889 - - Albert Savine, Paris 1889, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline gaufrée bronze, dos lisse orné d'un décor végétal à froid, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque signée de Cabry. Ouvrage illustré d'un dessin de Pierre Puvis de Chavannes en frontispice. Quelques rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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