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        Selected poems with an introduction and notes by Austin Dobson

      London: Kegan Paul, 1889. Octavo, engraved frontispiece; in a stunning Zaehnsdorf binding. First edition thus: collected edition of some of the lighter verse by the diplomat and author Matthew Prior.

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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.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1889 - FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. Illustrated. Bound in the publishers gilt stamped blue cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, inscribed by Haggard on the half-title "To Edward Halue/ from/ H. Ridder Haggard/ 25 June, 1889." In another hand under the half-title inscribed "T. Treach/ from P.H." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical quotation signed in full, being four measures from the composer's tone-poem for orchestra, "Tod und Verklärung," op. 24

      Undated, but after 1889. Together with a photographic image of Strauss as a young man. Overall size ca. 455 x 355 mm. Slightly browned; remnants of mounting tape to verso. . Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) was first performed, with Strauss conducting, on June 21, 1890 at the Eisenach Festival. The work represents the reflections of a dying artist on his life - the innocence of childhood, the passions of youth, the artist's aspirations, attainments, and failures and, finally, the soul's leaving the body to find that which was unobtainable in life.

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        Figaro Exposition

      Boussod, Valadon, Goupil . 1889 - Grand livre à reliure ornée de gravures metalliques . 144 pages d'illustrations dont des dizaine de couleurs fantastiques REF Livre C-113 sur le bureau dans étui. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Verhandlungen des Parteitages der Österreichischen Sozialdemokratie in Hainfeld (30./31. Dezember 1888 und 1. Januar 1889). Nach dem stenographischen Protokoll herausgegeben

      Wien, Bretschneider 1889.. 8°. IV, 110 (1) S. HLn. d. Zt. Exlibris. Letztes Bl. (Nachträge) fragmentarisch, geklebt. EA Aus der Prinzipien-Erklärung der sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei Oesterreichs: 'Die sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei in Oesterreich erstrebt für das gesammte Volk ohne Unterschiede der Nation, der Rasse und des Geschlechts die Befreiung aus den Fesseln der ökonomischen Abhängigkeit, die Beseitigung der politischen Rechtlosigkeit und die Erhebung aus der geistigen Verkümmerung. die Ursache dieses unwürdigen Zustands ist nicht in einzelnen politischen Einrichtungen zu suchen, sondern in der das Wesen des gesamten Gesellschaftszustandes bedingenden und beherrschenden Thatsache, daß die Arbeitsmittel in den Händen einzelner Besitzender monopolisiert sind. Der Besitzer der Arbeitskraft, die Arbeiterklase, wird dadurch zum Sklaven der Besitzer der Arbeitsmittel, der Kapitalistenklasse, deren politische und ökonomische Herrschaft im heutigen Staate Ausdruck findet.'

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        Famille-sans-nom

      Paris, Hetzel [1889].. 4°. 422 S., 5 Bll. Mit 82 tlw. ganszeit. Illustr. (inkl. Frontisp. u. Titelvign.) v. G. Tiret-Bognet. OLn. m. reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung u. Vollgoldschn. Kanten gering berieb. In gutem Zustand. - (Les voyages extraordinaires. Couronnés par l'Académie francaise) Vicaire VII, 1012 - Erste illustrierte Ausgabe! Première édition illustrée de 82 dessins de Tiret-Bognet.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court. By Mark Twain.

      Charles L. Webster & Co., New York 1889 - First edition, first state of the caption on p. 59 with the s-like ornament between the two words, square 8vo, pp. 575, [1], [2] ads; illus. in the text throughout, a number of them full-p.; early owner's rubberstamp on front free endpaper, extremities very slightly worn, original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and gray; near fine, sound copy. BAL 3429 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court. By Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.. 1889. "First edition, first state of the caption on p. 59 with the s-like ornament between the two words, square 8vo, pp. 575, [1], [2] ads; illus. in the text throughout, a number of them full-p.; early owner's rubberstamp on front free endpaper, extremities very slightly worn, original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and gray; near fine, sound copy. BAL 3429"

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        SYLVIE AND BRUNO and SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. BOTH SIGNED BY CARROLL & IN RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING.

      London, Macmillan, 1889.2 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1889 and 1893. BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY LEWIS CARROLL and in the RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING. 8vo, approximately 188 x 125 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss in each volume, frontispieces with tissue guards, pages: xxiii, (1), 400, (2) - adverts but lacking final single page of adverts; xxxi, (1), 423, (7). Both volumes are unusually bound in original publisher's white imitation morocco, triple ruled gilt border to both covers, small triple gilt circle to centre of covers, enclosing gilt head of Sylvie to upper cover and gilt head of Bruno to lower cover of Volume I, and enclosing gilt head of the Professor to upper cover and gilt head of the Chancellor to lower cover on Volume II, BOTH SPINES MISSING and now professionally rebacked in matching white morocco with triple gilt rule at head and tail and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, white endpapers in Volume I and black endpapers in Volume II. The white bindings were for presentation and are very rare. Both volumes have the same inscription in black ink on the half - title by Lewis Carroll: "Adelaide A. Brooks, from the Author. Mar. 27 1897". Covers very lightly soiled, corners slightly worn, just showing cardboard at tips, endpapers and half - titles lightly foxed, small pale spot on half - title of Volume II, tissue guards to frontispieces foxed, light foxing to margin of frontispieces and margin of title pages, very occasional small mark to margins, mostly pale. Rare white bound set of first editions with inscriptions by Lewis Carroll (lacking final leaf of adverts in Volume I as noted). See: Williams, Madan and Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, page 150 and page 171. Some copies were bound (presumably for presentation) in green cloth, and at least one in white cloth decorated in gold. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, revised edition of the Handbook, does not mention the white binding. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Famille-sans-nom.

      Paris, Hetzel [1889].. 4°. 422 S., 5 Bll. Mit 82 tlw. ganszeit. Illustr. (inkl. Frontisp. u. Titelvign.) v. G. Tiret-Bognet. OLn. m. reicher Gold- u. Schwarzprägung u. Vollgoldschn. Kanten gering berieb. In gutem Zustand. - (Les voyages extraordinaires. Couronnes par l'Academie francaise). Vicaire VII, 1012 - Erste illustrierte Ausgabe! Premiere edition illustree de 82 dessins de Tiret-Bognet.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, on University of Pennsylvania letterhead, but penned from London, March 9, 1889.

      - At the time of this letter, Muybridge had completed his most important work on the study of animal locomotion largely under the auspices of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He was a sought out lecturer in the US and Great Britain. This letter is a likely reference to an upcoming lecture in England at the Royal Academy of Arts (possibly March 12 and 13) or South Kensington Museum in mid to late March. In full, "The proof is all right-so far as it relates to myself, will you kindly send me 24 admission tickets. Faithfully, Eadweard Muybridge." Signed with his usual flourish. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Polyeucte martyr. Tragédie chrétienne en cinq actes. -

      Alfred Mame et Fils 1889 -, Tours - 1 volume. In-folio 282 pp. Reliure plein maroquin rouge. Dos à nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés. Quadruple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats. Tête dorée. Dentelle dorée intérieure. Reliure signée MAME. Illustré de 5 gravures par Albert MAIGNAN. Magnifique exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, avec un double état du portrait-frontispice et des 5 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1889. First Edition, Second State, lacking an "S" between "The King" on page 59. Lacking "Connecticut" on the cover, but present on title page. In original olive green cloth binding with pictorial and gilt stamping; with original floral end papers. In Good condition. Clean text. Age toned pages. Hinge at front reflects a glue repair, as it is bound a little artificially deep. Covers show light edge wear, light wear to spine ends. Mottling to cloth and top edge of page block from insect damage. Rare.

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        LE MORTE DARTHUR. THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF WILLIAM CAXTON.

      London, David Nutt, 1889.2 volumes, 1889, lacks the 2 volumes on notes etc, THE TEXT OF LE MORTE DARTHUR IS COMPLETE. Edited by H. Oskar Sommer, BOUND BY ELSE HOFFMAN MEMBER OF THE GUILD OF WOMEN'S BINDERS. Tall 8vo, 260 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, Pages: x, a facsimile of page 75 from Lord Spence's copy of Caxton's Morte Darthur, taken in the British Museum on October 10 by CH. Praetorius, [3] 1 - 861, text in old English, bound in full green morocco by Else Hoffman, her monogram and date in gilt on bottom dentelle on lower cover of each volume, gilt lettering between raised bands to spines, gilt lettering to upper covers, inner dentelles have three rules and decorated corners, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines slightly faded, occasional light foxing to upper margins, very small light stain to edges of a few pages in Volume 2, otherwise a very good handsome copy. See Women Bookbinder's 1880 - 1890 by Marianne Tidcome. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Thirty-Seventh Thousand)

      John Murray, 1889, 1889-01-01. Sixth British Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: John Murray, 1889: Sixth British Edition, with "Thirty-Seventh Thousand" on the title page. In Good overall condition. Clean text. Pages show occasional signs of use or age. Toning to endsheets, wit ha few stray pencil notations. Front and rear hinge starting with some webbing visible. Green cloth covered boards show edge wear and light rubbing. Light fraying to cloth at corners. Rubbing to spine, wear at spine ends. rear board shows discoloration at the top left corner. A nice copy overall copy of this important work, well preserved; presents well.

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        THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1889

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Small bookseller's ticket from Books Inc at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on the rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to the spine tips and corners. Just about Fine. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in the original brown cloth. This copy is SIGNED by the President on the first blank months before his election to his historic nonconsecutive second term on the front blank to "John P. Irish/from/Grover Cleveland/May 1, 1892." John Powell Irish (1843-1923) was a leader of the Democratic Party in Iowa and an opponent of prejudice against Japanese, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, women's suffrage, and labor unions.

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        Les Jeux du Cirque et La Vie Foraine

      Paris: Librairie Plon (E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie). Gravures de Ch. G. Petit et Cie. Encres de la Maison Ch. Lorilleux et Cie., 1889. First Edition. Half Morocco, over Marbled Boards. Very Good. A delightful survey of the nineteenth century circus, carnival and its culture, with evocative color illustrations on most pages. 4to. 250 pp. Light foxing to some leaves at beginning and end, and the most occasionally in between. A small ink blotch on one leaf, and a few finger smudges besides. One small margin remnant of a newspaper pastedown that roughly matches image below. Much later photo of aerialists pasted onto blank leaf. Leather has a few raw spots, and edgewear to binding. Notwithstanding these cavils, a handsome copy.

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        Inauguration de la Statue Paul Bert – Compte-rendu des journaux en 1889

      1889 - Petit in-4 relié, 93 feuillets à petits carreaux, numérotés à la plume, avec des coupures de presse contrecollées aux rectos et référencés manuscritement. La statue Paul Bert, à Auxerre, située sur le pont de l’Yonne, fut inaugurée le 8 juillet 1889. Le monument de 2,60 mètres a été sculpté par Emile Peynot. Peynot (1850-1932) était natif de Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, grand prix de Rome en 1880 et sera nommé Commandeur du Dragon de l’Annam à l’occasion de cette inauguration. Précieux ensemble d’articles minutieusement collationnés à l’occasion de cet évènement. Cela débute par une gravure découpée dans L’Illustration du 13 juillet, suivie de nombreux articles de la presse nationale et régionale, à partir du 27 juin, classés chronologiquement. Parmi les titres de presse : La Constitution d’Auxerre, L’Yonne d’Auxerre, Le réveil Bourguignon, Le Petit Troyen, Le Figaro (avec un article d’Emile Gautier), Le Petit Parisien, Le Soir, Le Peuple, Le progrès de Dijon, La Dépêche de Toulouse, Le Petit Provençal de Marseille, Le Phare du Littoral de Nice, Le Patriote d’Angers, L’Avenir d’Arras, La Gironde de Bordeaux, L’Union Libérale de Tours, etc. Au total, plus d’une centaine d’articles. L’article du 8 juillet de « La Constitution d’Auxerre » retranscrit les discours prononcés par le sénateur Jules Guichard, M. Etienne, sous-secrétaire d’Etat au département des colonies, le prince d’Annam (traduit de l’annamite), M. Viénot, délégué du Comité des Instituteurs. Ensemble précieux pour son exhaustivité, dans une reliure demi-basane, dos lisse à filets dorés et titre gravé. Plats un peu émoussés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Address in Surgery

      Stillwell & Co., Melbourne 1889 - Octavo, 23 pp., some foxing, old fold, and manuscript postal address and postmarks (1889), where the pamphlet has been mailed from South Australia to New South Wales; in the original printed wrappers, rather spotted and worn, ?ink stain to head of front wrapper. Unusual offprint, rare. This lecture by Stirling is printed from the Intercolonial Medical Congress of Australasia Transactions, from their second session in Melbourne, January 1889. Although not in pristine condition, this is a particularly rare pamphlet, not listed in Ferguson. The pamphlet prints an "Address in Surgery" by Edward C. Stirling, Surgeon to the Adelaide Hospital and lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Stirling was born in 1848 at Strathalbyn, South Australia. Educated at Cambridge, and sometime lecturer at St George's Hospital, London, he returned to South Australia in 1875. He had a long and varied career, which included a stint as the member for North Adelaide, a crossing of the continent from south to north with the Earl of Kintore in 1891, and work as the medical officer and anthropologist with the important William Horn expedition in 1894. A long note in the Australian Dictionary of Biography shows the breadth of his interests: he was actively associated with the Public Library, the Art Gallery, the Zoological Society, the Adelaide Hospital and the State Children's Council, dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1908-19 and president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in South Australia. He participated in the long struggle to secure Flinders Chase on Kangaroo Island as a sanctuary. In 1917 Stirling was knighted; he died two years later. Attractively, the work was considered of such interest that one "J. von Düring" has sent the pamphlet through the Australian posts to "E. Chisholm" M.D., of Victoria Street in Ashfield, New South Wales. Hence the old fold running lengthwise along the book, as well as the address details and various postmarks to the back wrapper: two are sadly illegible, but the third is still clear: "Southern Railway S.A. Au 22 89". Although various copies of the Transactions proper are held, this offprint is not in Ferguson, and not known to have been acquired by any Australian institutions since. Interestingly, several other offprints from the same Melbourne congress of 1889, and also printed by Stillwell, are known: Jamieson, On want of proportion in the signs and symptoms of diseases of the heart and great vessels; Marano, On pneumatic therapeutics by means of the portable apparatus; Grant, A Case of Raynaud's Disease. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1889

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1889 - Quarto (8" x 11") bound in the original brown cloth. This copy is SIGNED by the President on the first blank months before his election to his historic nonconsecutive second term on the front blank to "John P. Irish/from/Grover Cleveland/May 1, 1892." John Powell Irish (1843-1923) was a leader of the Democratic Party in Iowa and an opponent of prejudice against Japanese, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, women's suffrage, and labor unions. Small bookseller's ticket from Books Inc at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on the rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to the spine tips and corners. Just about Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Doctoris Angelici Divi Thomae Aquinatis: 6-Volume Set

      Paris: Apud Ludovicum Vives 1889 - Superb set of 6 matching large-format HBs in quarter tan calf binding with deep plum cloth boards. Spines have gilt/brown title panels and gilt/green volume number panels. Floral endpapers and no inscriptions. All inside pages are clean and bindings are tight. TEXT IN LATIN. In superb condition with just very minor scuffing to tiny areas of boards and exremities. Each volume size: 19 x 28cm (7.75 x 11") **Very heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs***

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        Battaglia di San Martino - 24 Giugno 1859

      San Martino della Battaglia - BS 1889 - Veduta generale dell'attacco definitivo, tratta da un quadro ad olio del comm. Pontremoli. Pieghe editoriali mm 688x310

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        Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

      London - Bradbury Evans and Co., 1889. London - Bradbury Evans and Co., 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt is a novel by Robert Smith Surtees withillustrations by John Leech including seventeen coloured engravings and numerous further engravings on wood integrated with text. Robert Smith Surtees (1805- 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall. Most of Surtees's later novels, were illustrated by John Leech (1817 - 1864) an English caricaturist and illustrator. They included Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets and Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. Previous owner's ink inscription dated 1889 to verso of front free endpaper. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with the oddand handling mark to pages. Overall:VERY GOOD.

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        Allan's Wife and Other Tales

      London - Spencer Blackett, 1889. London - Spencer Blackett, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Allan's Wife and Other Tales by H. Rider Haggard. With thirty-four illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles Kerr. First edition. Allan's Wife & Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories by H. Rider Haggard, first published in London by Spencer Blackett in December 1889. The title story was new, with its first publication intended for the collection, but two unauthorised editions appeared earlier in New York, based on pirated galley proofs. The other three stories first appeared in an anthology and periodicals in 1885, 1887, and 1886. Thirty-two printed pages of publishers' ads to the rear. Previous owner's ink inscription to half title. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, and occasional marks to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with the odd spot and handling marks and slight foxing to front endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Witch's Head

      London - Spencer Blackett, 1889. London - Spencer Blackett, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce editon of thiswork by H. Rider Haggard. With coloured frontispiece. The work has been decribed as, a hotchpotch of manners, morals, autobiographical ruminations, and excursions into the grotesque. . . (ODNB)Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some bumping and some wear to the head and tail of the spine. A few marks to the boards also. Hinges tender. Internally, binding strained. Pages are bright, though with a few scattered spot and the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE LA MASONERIA

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1889. Jaime Seix, Editor. Holandesa con puntas. 31X23. 2 Vol. 1vol: CLXVIII+703Pag+2h. 2vol: 1124Pag+18h. Contiene 29 Laminas entre los dos volumenes. Rara edicion. Ref 20 Biblioteca L.

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        Elliptic Integrals

      Cambridge - Macmillan and Sons, 1889. Cambridge - Macmillan and Sons, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A guide to integral calculus, covering elliptic integrals. With numerous examples and teaching methods throughout. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally smart, with just some minor wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Ex-libris bookplate of the Comrie Reference Library, London, to front pastedown, with institutional ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper. Gutters of contents pages reinforced with tape. Pages are clean, with some marginal age-toning. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Catalogue of the Moths of India, Parts I-VII, COMPLETE.

      Indian Museum 1887-1889 - Quarto. A rare complete set of all seven parts with original wrappers bound in a single handsome volume. 812 pages (pagination continues from part to part). Parts I & II each have their own index. Part I (1887; 40 p.): Sphinges. Part II (1887; pp. 41-255): Bombyces. Part III (1888; pp. 257-461): Noctues, Pseudo-deltoides, and Deltoides. Part IV (1888; pp. 463-589): Geometrites. Part V (1889; pp. 591-670 ): Pyrales. Part VI (1889; pp. 671-777): Crambites, Tortrices, and Addenda. Part VII (1889; pp. 779-812): Index &c. [includes Preface]. A nice copy of the complete catalog, containing bibliographic citations of original descriptions and Indian distribution of each species. Good to Very Good condition. Internally clean, unmarked, two adjacent leaves with a 2cm marginal tear but no other blemishes found. Binding a little loose between some of the parts. Endpapers cracked at hinges, but hinges sound. Corners bumped and lightly frayed; front and back paper covers scratched, margins rubbed. The Morocco has held up fine, with only minor rubbing at head of spine. Bottom of text block lightly soiled. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter Morocco over mottled boards, gilt titles and five raised bands on spine, gilt tops, marbled endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Some Rare Diseases of the Skin

      London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1889. London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce early edition of Observations on Some Rare Diseases of the Skin by Joseph Frank Payne, illustrated with four plates, one in colour, each plate has a description page. With a 'From the Author' slip tipped in to title. First edition. Joseph Frank Payne (1840 - 1910) was Physician to St. Thomas' Hospital and Assistant Physician to the Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Blackfriars. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, an institutional stamp to front board and numbering to spine. Front hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the very odd handling mark and minor marginalage-toning to plates. Institutional ink stamps and evidence of past institutional label to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Last Idler and Other Poems. By John Bedford Leno, author of "Drury Lane Lyrics,", etc

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. First edition.126,[ii]pp.,+[32]pp. publisher's catalogue, dated 1888. §Leno was a self-educated shoemaker who rose to become a significant 19th-Century radical, sometimes referred to as 'The Burns of Labour'. He is becoming recognised as a labouring poet of note, and a selection from 'The Last Idler and Other Poems' was included in Pickering & Chatto's recent magisterial anthology 'Nineteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets', (three volumes, 2005). Sole edition. Seemingly the only copy held is at BL. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Primrose endpapers. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        An Illustrated Monograph of the British Hieracia

      London: Frederick Janson Hanbury, 1889. London: Frederick Janson Hanbury, 1889. Eight original parts, 1889-1898, housed in a cloth drop back box - Part One - 1-8pp; Part Two - 9-17pp, Part Three - 17-25pp; Part Four - 25-32pp; Part Five - 37-46pp; Part Six - 45-54pp; Part Seven - 53-60pp and Part Eight - 61-69pp (pages 33-36 were never published), each part with three hand-coloured plates (24 in total). Original wrappers, mainly rebacked, part one with loss to spine and covers, part six split along spine but holding, slightly chipped, rear cover of part eight has a large repaired tear, covers faded to edges. Text is lightly browned, plates quite bright and clean. All housed in a cloth drop back box with title to spine, cloth slightly faded and a little soiled. Nissen BBI:781. First Edition. Original Parts. Good. Illus. by Lister, G. And Hanbury, Mrs Frederick J.. Folio.

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        THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1889

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Small bookseller's ticket from Books Inc at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on the rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to the spine tips and corners. Just about Fine. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in the original brown cloth. This copy is SIGNED by the President on the first blank months before his election to his historic nonconsecutive second term on the front blank to "John P. Irish/from/Grover Cleveland/May 1, 1892." John Powell Irish (1843-1923) was a leader of the Democratic Party in Iowa and an opponent of prejudice against Japanese, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, women's suffrage, and labor unions.

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        LE MORTE DARTHUR. THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF WILLIAM CAXTON

      London, David Nutt, 1889.. London, David Nutt, 1889.. 2 volumes, 1889, lacks the 2 volumes on notes etc, THE TEXT OF LE MORTE DARTHUR IS COMPLETE. Edited by H. Oskar Sommer, BOUND BY ELSE HOFFMAN MEMBER OF THE GUILD OF WOMEN'S BINDERS. Tall 8vo, 260 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, Pages: x, a facsimile of page 75 from Lord Spence's copy of Caxton's Morte Darthur, taken in the British Museum on October 10 by CH. Praetorius, [3] 1-861, text in old English, bound in full green morocco by Else Hoffman, her monogram and date in gilt on bottom dentelle on lower cover of each volume, gilt lettering between raised bands to spines, gilt lettering to upper covers, inner dentelles have three rules and decorated corners, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines slightly faded, occasional light foxing to upper margins, very small light stain to edges of a few pages in Volume 2, otherwise a very good handsome copy. See Women Bookbinder's 1880-1890 by Marianne Tidcome. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. By "Mark Twain."

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889.. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889.. Small quarto. Original three quarter calf, with back panel in pebbled calf. Extremities a bit rubbed, light soiling, typical offset from binding samples, but a very good or better copy. An original salesman's sample for the first edition, printing sample prelims, text and illustrations, with promotional text, samples of the standard cloth and three different leather bindings, and with leaves for the salesman to keep track of subscribers. This salesman didn't get too far; only the first leaf of the ledger records any sales: two copies in sheep, and seven in cloth. Laid in front are three of the small receipts for orders and agreements for payment, one of which is executed, and one used as scratch paper. This is one of the less common of the important Clemens sample books.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1889. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, later state (without S-like ornament between the two word caption on page 59 and with broken type on page 72's last line), in the Publisher's original cloth (front free endpaper's upper quadrant torn away, closed tear to the bottom edge --- otherwise Near Fine with quite light wear); a time-travel novel wherein a 19th Century Hartford resident, Hank Morgan, finds himself transported back to medieval England during the time of King Arthur. A Very Good or better copy with rather minor wear.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Tappen'sches Familienbuch. Nachrichten über die Familie Tappen nach dem gesammelten Material in genealogischer Ordnung zusammengestellt.

      Soest, Tappen, 1889.. VI, 1 Blatt, 271 Seiten sowie eine hinten eingebundene Beilage mit 45 Seiten " Zusammenstellung des die Familie Tappen betreffenden Inhalts der Hildesheimischen Kämmereirechnungen, Schoßregister und Bürgerbücher - ebenfalls Tappen, Soest, 1892 ". Goldgeprägter Ohldr mit marmorierten Deckeln, 4° ( Format 31,5 x 24,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. Innen erste und letzte Seiten etwas stockfleckig, sonst meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1600 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Der Natürliche Werth.

      Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1889. 8vo. Uncut in the original printed yellow wrappers. Light soiling and a few minor nicks to extremities. A very fine and clean copy. XVI, 239 pp.. First edition, rarely seen in the original wrappers, of this important work in which Wieser attempts to apply marginal utility analysis to the determination of cost, thus for the first time fully develops a theory of value. The work "rank high as an original achievement" and is one of the very earliest to realize the information value of prizes."It was only with Friedrich von Wieser's book [the present] that an attempt was made to fill the lacuna left by Menger and Böhm-Bawerk. Wieser makes it clear that without a solution to the problem of 'imputation' the new theory would remain incomplete and would be subjected to the widespread criticism that it cannot deal with production. The problem is posed as follows" 'The statement that the productive goods receive their value from the value of their produce suffices only to evaluate [schätzen] the collaborating factors of production as a whole, but not separately. In order to be able to do also this, a rule is needed which allows one to apportion the total produce in detail.'(Wieser, 1889)." (Steedman, Socialism & Marginalism in Economics 1870 - 1930). "Here he continued to work on the same problems and also on what he regarded merely as a first step toward a theory of value that was to be fully developed in [the present work]. He employed the expository device of studying value in a centrally directed economy and suggested possible applications of utility theory to public finance. The book gained him almost immediate acclaim, and it was soon translated into English" (Frederich von Hayek in IESS)."[in the present work he] worked out the Austrian theories of cost and distribution (he coined the phrase 'Zurechnung', imputation), which Menger had not more than sketched, and this work must in spite of the latter fact and also in spite of glaring faults of technique, rank high as an original achievement. (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis)"In this work he applied the marginal utility theory not only horizontally, i.e. to trading and exchange, but also vertically, i.e. to production processes. He defined the value of higher goods produced alongside them, thus developing his imputation theory. Wieser, who possessed a certain "obsession with compulsive computability" is recognized as one of the first economist to realize the information value of prices." (Schulak, the Austrian School of Economics). Masui p. 909Menger col. 395

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        Chita: A Memory of Last Island.

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1889.. First edition. 204 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Hearn's first epistolatory novel, set in Grande Isle near New Orleans and the 1856 hurricane. It was serialised in The Times Democrat before being published by Harper in 1889 as a first edition of 2000 copies. The rear pastedown has a small publisher's label for Hansell's booksellers, New Orleans. Brown cloth boards with gilt titling. Minor rubbing to boards and spine extremities, owner's name on the ffep.

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        The Last Idler and Other Poems. By John Bedford Leno, author of "Drury Lane Lyrics,", etc.

      Reeves & Turner, London 1889 - London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. First edition. 126,[ii]pp.,+[32]pp. publisher's catalogue, dated 1888. §Leno was a self-educated shoemaker who rose to become a significant 19th-Century radical, sometimes referred to as 'The Burns of Labour'. He is becoming recognised as a labouring poet of note, and a selection from 'The Last Idler and Other Poems' was included in Pickering & Chatto's recent magisterial anthology 'Nineteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets', (three volumes, 2005). Sole edition. Seemingly the only copy held is at BL. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Primrose endpapers. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Religio MediciLetter to a Friend and Christian Morals

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1889. London - Macmillan and Co, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Asmart Zaehnsdorfbound eighth edition of Browne's influential work of religion and philosophy. Featuring an extended appendix, including a chronological table of dates connected with Sir Thomas Browne, a list of editions, and collations for some old editions of Religio Medici. Withan engravedtitle page, depicting Sir Thomas Browne. Condition: In a calf binding with gilt boarders to the spine and boards. Externally, sound with light rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages, aside from some light off-setting from title page. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. 12mo. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. variously paginated. 9 Volumes. First edition (Howes A53). History of the United States during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-9) and James Madison (1809-17). Volume I, II: the first administration of Jefferson; Volume III, IV: the second administration of Jefferson; Vol. V, VI: the first administration of Madison; Vol. VII, VIII, IX: the second administration of Madison. Considered a masterpiece of historical writing, Adams melded literary grace and style with the scientific approach to history pioneered by the German historian Leopold Ranke. Gary Wills, in Henry Adams and the Making of America (Boston and New York, 2005), praised the work as the "non-fiction prose masterpiece of the nineteenth century in America." Index at the conclusion of Vols. II, IV, VI, and IX. Howes calls this work "the most skillfully organized and most brilliantly presented interpretation of any period of our history yet attempted." Volumes I, II, VI, VII, and VIII include maps, some color tinted. Many of the maps relate to the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812. Covers lightly scuffed and rubbed at corners.

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        A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE WEST END OF LONDON

      London: The Graphic, 1889. London: The Graphic, 1889. A spectacular, original, panoramic hand-coloured engraving of the West End of London. Large, measuring 44cm x 112cm (minimum dimension - not measured out of the frame). Tastefully framed, mounted and glazed (modern), the outer frame dimensions 69 x 138cm. Issued as a supplement to the Graphic in 1889, with the original folds evident, but not conspicuous. The hand-colouring is very well executed and subtle, though could possibly be later? Minimal wear only, bright and fresh, no foxing. Westminster Abbey is the foreground with Pimlico on the left of the panorama, Downing Street area to the right; St James Park, Trafalgar Square Buckingham Palace, Green Park feature in the middle ground with Chelsea, Kensington and the Albert Hall in the background. A superb item.. First Edition. Very Good.

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        "Skizzenbuch" originaler Leinenband mit 35 meist beidseitig verwendeten Zeichenbuchblättern ca.19x12cm. Die Blätter aus festem Zeichenpapier enthalten mehr oder wenig skizzenhaft ausgeführte Zeichnungen und sind teilweise bezeichnet und datiert

      . und stammen alle aus dem Jahre 1889.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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