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        Babbage's Calculating Engines. Being a Collection of Papers Relating to Them; Their History, and Construction. [Compiled by Henry Prevost Babbage.]

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many of which had appeared as obscure pamphlets or in little-read journals, together with a listing of what remained unpublished, including all of Babbage's notebooks and engineering drawings [listed on pp. 271-294], in the hope that his unfinished projects might be completed at some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

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

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

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS PRIMITIVOS HASTA LA MUERTE DE FERNANDO VII por Don --- CONTINUADA DESDE DICHA EPOCA HASTA NUESTROS DIAS POR D. --- con la colaboración de don Andrés Borrego y don Antonio Pirala (25 VOLUMENES)

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

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        CROFUTT'S OVERLAND TOURS. [NO. 1] CONSISTING OF OVER SIX THOUSAND MILES OF MAIN TOURS, AND THREE THOUSAND MILES OF SIDE TOURS, ALSO SIX THOUSAND MILES BY STAGE AND WATER

      H.J. Simth & Co. Publishers, Chicago - Philadelphia 1889 - An early descriptive guide of the far western states, mostly via the Union Pacific Railroad, written not only for the tourist but also for those seeking to immagrate. 264 pages with numerous full-page engravings, and ads plus folded map in the rear showing tours 1 and 2. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering in stamped in gilt and border stamped in blind. Light booksellers stamp on the front endpaper. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Mehalah ~ A Story of the Salt Marshes

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

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        The Manitoba Gazette / Gazzette De Manitoba January to December 1889

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

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

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

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        The History of Freemasonry Its Antiquities,Symbols, Constitutions, Customs,Etc.

      John C. Yorston & Co., New York - Four Volumes. Leather hardback with gold gilt print on spines and gold gilt decorations on front. Page edges are gold gilt. Minimal rubbing/wear to boards primarily along edges. Numerous illustrations with tissue paper. Volume 1 has a bit of wrinkling to title pages and first 19 pages. A bit of dirtiness (melted chocolate) on back endpapers. 380 pages. No copyright or print date. Vol. 2 has some dirtiness to endpapers. Copyright 1889. Pages clean/tight. 374 pages. Vol 3. front endpapers have a couple of dirty spots. No copyright/printing date. 449 pages. Vol. 4 with a bit of dirtiness to endpapers. Copyright 1889. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 699 pages. Authors: Robert Freke Gould; W. J. Hughan; Rev. A. F. A. Woodford; David Murray Lyon; Enoch T. Carson; Josiah H. Drummond; T. S. Parvin; and others. Four volumes will require additional postage especially to International addresses and mailing insurance will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Substantial collection of press cuttings relating to the arts and crafts firm of F. B. Goodyer of 55 New Bond Street (The Aesthetic Gallery), assembled for the firm by press cuttings agencies. With a few photographs and other items of ephemera.

      From the firm's foundation in to 1947 1889 - Goodyer has long been recognised as a significant figure in the arts and crafts movement (see Adburgham's 'Shops and Shopping' and Aslin's 'Aesthetic Movement, Prelude to Art Nouveau'), but surprisingly little is known about him. A former partner in the firm of Liberty's, he founded his Aesthetic Gallery at 55 Bond Street in 1889. It specialized in 'English silks, cashmeres, velveteens, fans, cushions, handkerchiefs, table covers, and other dainty manufactures', and numbered Voysey among its suppliers. The present collection, assembled for the firm, contains a mass of unique material, presenting an opportunity for a serious study of the firm. The newspaper articles, collected by the press cuttings agencies of Romeike & Curtice and Durrant, draw from a wide variety of sources. Also present are three photographs of the shop, articles of the firm's stationery (including Goodyer's calling card), advertisements and other matter. Although on aged paper and with some items slightly worn, the collection as a whole is in good condition. The early cuttings (1887 to 1890) are laid down on thirty-three 4to pages of album (with thumb index and 'Newspaper Cuttings' stamped on the front). The earliest cutting, from the World of 27 February 1887, sets the tone, describing 'Mr. Goodyer's aesthetic show', its author writing 'Mr. Goodyer's show of artistic fabrics and Eastern curios is quite wonderful: of course one has seen it all before; for who shall say that it is possible to out-Liberty Liberty? This, however, is plainly Mr. Goodyer's aim, and in his fine rooms he has gathered together everything Eastern that money and enterprise can obtain, and massed together all the colours, all the bizarre and barbarian beauties.' Other sources, drawn only from the first few pages, include The Queen, American Traveller, Court Journal, Jewish World, Land & Water, Pall Mall Budget, Echo, Modern Truth, The Lady's Pictorial ('Goodyear's [sic] red is the red you want. Get it at the Aesthetic Gallery in New Bond-street, Princess Mary of Teck admires it immensely. There's a recommendation for you.'), The Baby, Aberdeen Herald & Weekly Free Press, Home Art Work, Society Herald, Morning Post, City Press, The Table. Some of the cuttings are arranged under the three headings 'Chinese Embroideries', 'Silk Exhibition May 1890' (at which, according to one cutting, Goodyer had 'a great and well-deserved honour bestowed upon him by the Princess of Wales', who asked for him to be presented to her, 'when she spoke to him most kindly and cordially about his beautiful fabrics'), 'Silk Exhibition Novr. 1890'. Also present is an illustrated handbill, on pink paper, for the 'Masque des Fleurs' ('The COSTUMES for the Masque des Fleurs are supplied by Mr. Goodyer, of Bond Street.'). The last dated cutting is from 8 November 1890. At the back of the volume are three pages, on which are laid down two substantial advertisements from 1889 announcing the opening of the Aesthetic Gallery, together with two calling cards - one for Goodyer personally and the other, illustrated, for the Gallery, as well as a handbill announcing the opening of the Gallery and a printed invitation to its first exhibition. Accompanying the album is a box containing around 200 more loose cutting, almost all attached to slips of the two cuttings agencies. The latest dated cutting appearing to be one from the Morning Post of 29 April 1925 ('In this veritable palace of wonders there are oval divans, beds with shell-shaped heads, settees and chairs, reproductions of Jacobean tapestries, until one is bewildered with the beauties, but proud to hear Mr. Goodyer say: "Yes! All are English made." ' Also included in the box is a small collection of ephemera, including three photographs, two apparently of the interior of the Gallery, and another, 29 x 24 cm, showing its exterior, after its relocation to 174 Regent's Street, and those of the shops on either side, the facia reading 'GOODYERS | COLOUR DESIGN FABRIC SPECI [Attributes: Signed Copy; 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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        Autograph Letter, Signed.

      (Hartford) N.p. 1889 - (3)pp., rectos only. Dated July 15, 1889, from Clemens to his daughter, Clara, signed "Papa," about a train disaster in Virginia. An update about the wreck arrived in a letter while Clemens was dining with his friend, Charles Dudley Warner, a fellow American writer. Clemens’s vivid description of the event brings alive the immediacy of the disaster. He writes, ". that late accident still grows & grows. There had been a washout; several hundred feet of the road were gone; two hours after midnight that sleeping-car train dashed in to that vacant space in a pouring rain, & mingled its wreckage with the chaos of rocks, weeds, rails & freshet-rubbish contributed by the washout; the crushed passengers woke up & wailed out in that rainy thick darkness; then the cheerful car-stove came to their help; & gave them light, & burnt them up." He goes on to describe how a young girl (Miss Patty Carrington) was killed in the fire, and how the girl’s adoptive mother, Mrs. Judge Thompson, who survived the crash, lost all of her clothing and baggage containing two centuries-worth of family heirlooms as well. The accident to which he refers happened on July 2, 1889, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad line near Thaxton, VA. It was the most serious accident in the railroad’s history: seventeen people were killed and many more were injured. Clemens closes the letter on a lighter note, describing a piece by Beethoven performed by his neice: "the one where, all along & all along, half a dozen of the bass notes keep rolling back down stairs a little way — only to the first landing; & get up again & roll down again & are the darling of the piece & the charm of it." He signs the letter, "Goodbye dear heart — write me again. Papa. P.S. I don’t mean this letter as an answer to your letter, it is merely a response." With the original envelope addressed to Clara in Elmira, NY, where Clemens and his family kept a summer home. A dramatic and historical letter that captures Clemens’s instinct for storytelling. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl.

      - London, Groombridge and Sons, (1889). 4to (310 x 255 mm). pp. iv, 254, with 60 handcoloured plates. Publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated work on British game birds. Beverley Morris was a younger brother of Francis Morris, the famous ornithologist. "A collection of accounts of British game birds, with a statement of the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests, and notes on their value as articles of food. Most of the forms treated are figured on the hand-coloured plates (wood-engravings), made by B. Fawcett , who also printed the work, which has subsequently been issued in several editions.' (Anker 345).Nissen IVB , 644; Anker 345. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chickamauga Atlas Sept 19th and 20th 1863.

      Julius Bien & Co, New York 1889 - EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. New stunning antiqued half calf with brown cloth. Leather title label in gilt. Seven gilt bands to the spine. Decorative gilt borders to both sides of the edge of the spine and leather corners of the boards. Title sheet for each day of the battle. Sheet for day one darkened and repaired. Five maps shown for each day.These maps were originally issued in a folder to commemorate the opening of the Chickamauga Battlefield as a national historic site. The maps are very large and extremely detailed. (36.0" x 23.5"). Each map is on a double page and has has been bound with tabs to avoid tearing when opened.There are some small closed tears to a few of the maps expertly repaired. First day includes Sheet A. Preliminary movements, Sept 18th and sheets 1 to 4. The second day includes sheets 5 to 8 and Sheet No. Z. Movements of Sept. 21st and 22nd. (after the battle). Ten maps as called for. Each map gives troop positions and movements, names of commanding officers, a legend describing the action depicted, roads, houses, names of residents, fences, relief by hachures, vegetation, drainage and fords." Taken from No.159 or S191 of Civil War Maps. These are incredibly beautiful maps in an outstanding half leather calf binding. RARE [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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        Chefs D'Oeuvre of the Exposition Universelle Paris 1889

      1889 - Philadelphia: George Barrie; Paris: Barrie Frères, 19 Rue Scribe. Folio, original red cloth chemise with front panel stamped in gilt. 25 parts (in 24 livraison) The India Edition, 118 p., with 75 color and monochrome plates and engravings throughout text. There was also an Edition Deluxe with 125 plates. Pagination in livraisons 17 and 18 is off, listed as pp 71-74 and 71-78 respectively, with one page of text apparently missing, otherwise set complete. Heavy wear to the double issue (24 and 25) with wraps split in half, very heavy wear and chipping to edges. The remaining volumes have light scattered crimping, tanning and edgewear, but a nice example overall of a beautiful production, awarded the Silver Medal for Excellence in Printing, Engraving and Bookbinding for 1889. Scarce.

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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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