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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]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung. Historisch-kritisch dargestellt, 1889

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

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        More about the Black Bass. Being a Supplement to the Book of the Black Bass

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co, 1889 - First Edition, Large Paper copy (one of 50 copies). Tall 8vo (7 x 10-1/2 inches). Fully illustrated. viii, [9]-204 pp. Green cloth, t.e.g. A bit dulled and soiled, foot of spine a bit scuffed, else a very good plus copy. Wetzel p. 155; Bruns H152 "Very Scarce" (not noting this issue); Drury pp. 114-115; Sherwin sale, Part Two, lot 243 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les Jeux Du Cirque et La Vie Foraine

      Librairie Plon, E. Plon, Nourrit Et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, Paris 1889 - Cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline grise, premier plat orné d'une composition en couleurs (scène d'acrobatie) signée Souze, titre dorées et noires, trois tranches dorées, médaillon doré au centre du second plat. Dos lisse avec titres dorés. Edition originale illustrée de dessins en couleurs signés Jules Garnier. Très petite marque au centre du premier plat, et au coin gauche du second plat. Vp, 250p. Texte en excellent état, sans rousseurs. Poids du livre: 1.8 kgs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        Les jeux du cirque et la fête foraine.

      Plon-Nourrit |& Cie 1889 - - Plon-Nourrit & Cie, Paris 1889, 21x28,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 50 Japon en grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage rouge, dos lisse, tête dorée. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de Jules Garnier. Gardes uniformément ombrées, sinon bel exemplaire. Cartonnage d'une grande fraîcheur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les jeux du Cirque et la Vie Foraine.

      E. Plon, Nourrit Et Cie 1889 - In-4 ( 280 X 215 mm ) de V-250 pages, pleine percaline grise, dos lisse et second plat ornés d'un fleuron doré, premier plat décoré d'une composition polychrome ( scène d'acrobatie ) avec titre en lettres dorées et noires, tranches dorées. Edition originale illustrée de nombreux dessins en couleurs dans et hors-texte de Jules GARNIER. Petites taches sur le cartonnage, bon exemplaire, très pur sans rousseurs de ce beau livre. Sciences Zoologie dressage cirque menagerie spectacle dompteur clown trapeziste [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to Aglaia Coronio (1834-1906, sister-in-law of Whistler and art patron), 1 page 8vo (small tear), 15 Clifford's Inn, 6 February 1889.

      - Apologising for yet again missing the book post delaying further the mailing of his 'books & music'. The books and music referred to are probably Narcissus, an oratorio buffo he composed with his friend Henry Festing Jones in 1888.

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        A Doll's House: Play in Three Acts

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1889 - First edition of this translation, limited issue. Translated by William Archer. Full vellum gilt. Illustrated with seven original photographs tipped in as issued, including a frontispiece portrait of Ibsen. A little foxing on the boards, a near fine copy. Copy number 99 of 115 copies Signed by the publisher. The photographs were executed at the Cameron Studio, taken by the son of pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. The translator, Scottish drama critic William Archer, had much to do with introducing Ibsen to the English-speaking public. Although the play had been translated into English earlier as *Nora*, it was Archer's translation that solidified the reputation of Ibsen in England. A lovely copy of this classic, perhaps the best known play by one of the world's greatest dramatists. Basis for several films, including two 1973 versions, one with Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins, the other with Jane Fonda and David Warner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le Morte Darthur. By Syr Thomas Malory. The Original Edition of William Caxton,

      David Nutt 1889-91, London - First critical edition. 4to. Three volumes of varying thickness, uniformly bound. xviii, 861,(3); 230, 2); 338(2)pp. Recent quarter dark brown crushed morocco, red morocco lettering pieces, gilt, top edges gilt. Cloth boards. Volume One contains the facsimile of Caxton's edition; Volume Two contains Sommer's notes, glossary and bibliography of the Morte d'Arthur; and Volume Three contains Andrew Lang's introductory essay as well as Sommer's notes on the Arthurian sources. FAcsimile of Caxton's page 75 in Volume One. Three folding charts present in Volume Three. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd. Richard Maurice Bucke's Copy.

      Self Published, Camden, New Jersey 1889 - Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads. Camden, New Jersey, [May 31st,] 1889. Privately Printed. First edition thus. 8vo., 382pp + 20pp. Late 20th-century limp black morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very good copy showing some use with some modest restoration to the spine crown & corners. Custom clamshell case. One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page. With six portraits of the author, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. This copy is further enhanced by its association with Whitman's great friend & his literary executor, Richard Maurice Bucke, who has inscribed & signed the front fly-leaf: "J. N. Greenshields from his friend R. M. Bucke [three line quotation from "I Sing The Body Electric", these lines underscored in the text] Asylum, London, Ont. 6 Nov. '95." Greenshields was a prominent Montreal lawyer & important financier. Bucke was born in England & raised in Canada, studied medicine & served as superintendent of the London, Ontario Asylum for the insane from 1877 until his death in 1902. He wrote two enthusiastic studies of Whitman; Walt Whitman: A Contemporaneous Study, [1883] [was the first biography of Whitman ever written] & Walt Whitman: Man and Poet, [1897]. Bucke helped edit Whitman's Complete Writings, [1902] & In Re Walt Whitman, [1893]. Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness, [1901] reflects much of Whitman's mysticism. "Whitman's influence over Bucke, a prematurely modern man smothered by the starched collars & repressed sexuality of the period, was profound. Whitman's fearless, infectious enthusiasm, prodigious lust for life & distain of convention consumes Bucke & frees him from his social bondage". An important & notable Association Copy. "When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events." - From a review of the 1990 NFB film Beautiful Dreamers, staring Rip Torn as Whitman & Colm Feore as Bucke. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Abbildungen von Mustereinbänden aus der Blüthezeit der Buchbinderkunst

      Leipzig: Adolf Titze, [ca. 1889] - Re-issue of Stockbauer's pioneering work on modern German bookbinding, still notable for its plates and its useful record of fine bindings in Saxon libraries. Joseph Zaehnsdorf the younger (1853-1930) succeeded his father as head of London's busiest atelier in 1886, and this retrospective binding on Stockbauer is entirely successful and striking in its large format (BINDING, ZAEHNSDORF) Folio. With 40 heliogravure reproductions of historical bookbindings in libraries at Dresden, Gotha, Weimar and Wolfenbüttel, by A. Naumann & Schroeder. 13 pp. text. Full gold-tooled brown morocco by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf, outer frame inlaid with black morocco, large hatched tools in the corners and at the sides of the covers, the field semé with fleurs-de-lys, spine similarly decorated and lettered, fillets and hatched tools on turn-ins, endpapers imitating Renaissance brocade, top edges gilt, signed by the binder on front turn- in, printed front wrapper bound in. Faintest traces of rubbing to joints. Provenance: Michel Wittock (bookplate) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Tresse |& Stock 1889 - - Tresse & Stock, Paris 1889, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline framboise à coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir comportant un infime accroc, plats de papier marbré légèrement et marginalement éclaircis, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Charles Buet que Huysmans avait dépeint sous les traits du sinistre bigot Chantelouve dans "Là-bas". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A rebours (troisième mille).

      G. Charpentier et Cie, Editeurs, Paris 1889 - in-12° 294 p. Modeste demi-toile bleue, titrage à l'or au dos, avec coquille "A reburs". Pâles rousseurs - cf photos. Intérieur frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        Le Docteur Rameau

      Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1889 - No. 4 of 8, and one of five on Japanese vellum. 8vo. 345 pp. An extraordinary copy illustrated at the beginning and end of each chapter with original watercolors by de Crauzat, who signed his illustrations. Together with a full page title watercolor, de Crauzat did 25 for this work. These illustrations capture perfectly the sentimental romance of the story itself, and each lays fair claim to being a miniature masterpiece. For an artist as accomplished as this de Crauzat to undertake such a project is truly unique, and thus this copy is special in the wider universe of published fiction literature. The binding, too, is an object of beauty with inlays of floral detail into the gilt spine decoration. The half green morocco has one flaw -- the front board has been reattached at the hinge, and the repair is apparent to the eye. Minor wear to the binding elsewhere. FFEP is cracked by hinge. Otherwise, interior is clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1889 - 288 pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5223) First edition. George Henry Mackenzie was born on March 24, 1834 in North Kessock, Scotland. In 1856, at the age of 19, he purchased a commission in the 60th Rifles (the King’s Royal Rifle Corps). He served as a Lieutenant in the British army, primarily in Ireland, but went to India in 1857 during the Sepoy Rebellion. He resigned his army commission in 1861 to become a professional chess player. In 1862, he won a handicap tournament in London, defeating Adolf Anderssen and Frederick Deacon. In 1862, he defeated Reverend George MacDonnell in a match in Dublin, Ireland (+6-3=1). In 1863 he emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the Union Army. After 15 weeks as a private, he earned the rank of Captain in charge of a Black regiment. Mackenzie later deserted and was discharged from the Union Army. In 1864 he rejoined the Army and fought with distinction in three battles. However, he was arrested again on the previous desertion charges and imprisoned. He was released in May, 1865 where he moved to New York and started playing chess. In 1866, he won a tournament in New York. In March 1866, Mackenzie defeated Gustave Reichelm in New York in a match (+5-0=2). In 1867, Mackenzie defeated Reichhelm in Philadelphia (+7-0=2) for the title of U.S. Chess Champion. In 1887 he won the 5th German Chess Championship in Frankfurt (+13-3=4). He, thus, became the first American chess player to win an international event. Some of the greats of the day played in this tournament with Blacburne and Weiss coming in tied for second and third with scores of 13 1/2. One and a half points behind Mackenzie. Von Bardeleben held sole 4th with 13. Berger and Tarrasch tied for 5th through 6th with 12. Englisch held 7th with a total of 11 1/2. Condition: Rebound, title tape repair with small chip and several tears else about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1889 - 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'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's own darker side [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles L Webster & Co., New York 1889 - First edition, first state with "S" between The and King on p.59 however slight type breaks to last 3 lines of p.72; title and spine read "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court"; olive cloth with rubbing to edges, corners, top and bottom of spine and lower back corner; the spine has been professionally rebacked; very light dampstaining affecting only several pages of text; attractive in a custom slip case; stamp to ffep; text clean, bright, tight [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giordano Bruno`s Reformation des Himmels lo spaccio della bestia trionfante.

      - Verdeutscht und erläutert von Ludwig Kuhlenbeck, Dr. jur. Nebst einer Abbildung des Bruno-Denkmals in Rom, einem Facsimile seiner Handschrift, sowie zwei Sternbilderkarten. Dtsch. Erstausg. Leipzig, Verlag von Rauert & Rocco, 1889. 5 Bll., XV, 375 S., 2 Bll. mit 2 Falttaf., Gr.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Erste vollständige dtsch. Übersetzung, der eigentliche deutsche (übersetzte) Titel des Werkes lautet: Die Vertreibung der triumphierenden Bestie, vorgeschlagen von Zeus, ausgeführt vom Rate der Götter, offenbart von Merkur, vorgenommen von Saulin, aufgeschrieben vom Nolaner [d.i. Bruno], eingeteilt in drei Dialoge mit je drei Unterabteilungen. Gewidmet dem hochedlen und vortrefflichen Ritter Herrn Philipp Sidney. Gedruckt zu Paris 1584 (S.1). - "Die Philosophie Bruno`s [.] ging von der Betrachtung des bestirnten Himmels über uns aus und gelangte zur Idee der `Vertreibung der triumphierenden Bestie` in uns, d.h. derjenigen Götter, die der Aberglaube und das Priestertum an das Himmelszelt hinaufdichtet." (S.III) - Im Anhang geht Kuhlenbeck auf Leben u. Weltanschauung des italienischen Naturphilosophen Giordano Bruno (eig. Filippo Bruno, 1548-1600) ein, der wegen seiner Lehren von der Unendlichkeit der Welt u. der Vielheit u. Gleichwertigkeit der Weltsysteme nach 7jähriger Haft auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt wurde. Er vertrat das kopernikanische Weltsystem u. eine pantheistische Lehre von der Weltseele. Bruno hatte u.a. Wirkung auf Goethe, Herder, Schelling. - Einband berieben u. an Kanten u. Aussengelenken beschabt; Kapitale etwas beschädigt u. angerissen; kl. Besitzervermerk im Vorsatz; Seiten papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst innen ein gutes Expl. --- Der Versand erfolgt mit der Dtsch. Post bzw. DHL. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chronique du regne de Charles IX

      Paris: Emile Testard, 1889. 1 volume, quarto, limited to 75 copies on Japon, title-page printed in red and black, illustrated by Edouard Toudouze. Bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt and blind, spine and cover panels blind tooled with a repeating crest, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, by French binder Lortic. "Marcelin Lortic, binder and gilder; b. 26 Feb. 1852; d. 2 Sept. 1928; apprenticed and collaborated with his father, Pierre Marcelin Lortic (1822-1892); he and his brother Paul (b. 30 June 1853) succeeded their father in 1884; worked in conjunction with his brother until 1891 [as Lortic fre`res] and then alone [as M. Lortic and Lortic fils]). "\\r\\n--from Dictionnaire des relieurs franc?ais ayant exerce? de 1800 a` nos jours, 1988

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        Ensemble de documents et publications sur la construction du Tunnel sous la Manche

      1889 - Sir John Fowler et Benjamin Baker : Pont sur la Manche : Avant-projets de MM. Schneider (Usine du Creusot) et H. Hersent : texte. (Paris, Imprimerie des Chemins de fer, 1889) In-4° broché, couverture imprimée, 97 pp. Nombreuses figures in-texte. Les auteurs reprenant ainsi les idées de Thome de Gamond ne projettent pas la un tunnel, mais un pont de 38 km, allant en France du Cap Gris nez à Folkestone en Angleterre. - - - G. Bertin : Le tunnel sous la Manche la dernière phase du projet (Comité Français du Tunnel sous la Manche, 1931). In-4° broché, XIII-123 pp. Il s'agit d'un receuil de chroniques parues dans le Bulletin France - Grande-Bretagne de septembre 1928 à Décembre 1931 - - - Une gravure format in-4° représentant l'arrivée à Paris par le Tunnel sous la Manche du premier train direct Londres Marseille - - - un article de 8 pages de 1913 richement illustré d'Albert Sartiaux intitulé "Quand aurons-nous le tunnel sous la Manche ?" - - - un article de 1912 de 8 pages richement illustré des entrées de Sangatte intitulé "En rapide sous la Manche" - - - Une publication datée de 1930 (les deux dernieres pages sont désolidarisées) intitulée Sources et Documents : Le tunnel sous la Manche : texte du rapport anglais, 34 pp. - - - Un numéro de l'Europe Nouvelle 12 avril 1930 consacré au Tunnel sous la Manche 53 pp. - - - Un tiré à part très richement illustré regroupant les n° 1, 2 et 3 de la revue Geographia consacré au Tunnel, 14 pp. - - - Un tiré à part extrait de l'Exposition Universelle de Gand Note sur la question du tunnel Sous-Marin, 23 pages et très nombreuses figures in-texte. Il comprend une très grande carte en couleurs du tracé de Grinez à Eastware par Thomé de Gamond - - -Un tapuscrit inédit intitulé Note sur les traversées de Calais à Douvres influence de la profondeur de l'eau, 14 pp. et 6 planches - - - Un numéro de la Revue Parlementaire 1906, 49 pp. sur le Tunnel - - - Comité du Tunnel sous la Manche : Rapport Mars 1930, 131 pages. 4 très grandes planches dépliantes dont une en couleurs - - - et divers documents administratifs des années 30 sur le Tunnel [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Im Vorzimmer". Holzschnitt wohl vor1945.

      . Blattmaß 50 X 37,5 cm,, Signatur mit Bleistift unten rechts, bezeichnet "Handdruck" unten links, Bezeichnung verso.. Wilhelm Rudolph (geb. 22. Februar 1889 in Chemnitz, gest. 30. September 1982 in Dresden). Am äußeren Rand etwas fleckig, Ecken mit je einem Loch (frühere Fixierung)

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        Arbuckles' Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America

      Arbuckle Bros.. 1889.. Booklet, 48 chromolithographic pictorial maps, one representing each state, 4 per page with text describing each state on verso of previous page, 7 x 11 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Chipping / small areas of paper loss and light foxing /soiling to covers, light bump to upper right corner not affecting images, interior in very good condition. These attractive images were issued as individual trade cards for Arbuckles' coffee, and here gathered as an atlas of the United States, wonderful advertising for this inventive company. On the front cover is an illustration for the District of Columbia, with a large image of the US Capitol and an emblem including a map, the stars and stripes with an eagle. A card for Alaska is on the back cover. The illustrations bordering the maps represent the industry and agriculture of individual states. The booklet was a unique advertising concept for an American company dealing on the world stage and a companion piece to Arbuckles' Illustrated Atlas of Fifty Principal Nations of the World. .

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        Sectional Map of Colfax and Mora Counties, New Mexico

      Denver: Maxwell Land Grant Company, 1889. THE LEGENDARY MAXWELL LAND GRANT IN NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO: THE LARGEST SINGLE TRACT OWNED BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL IN U.S. HISTORY Lithograph with original hand outline and full color Sheet size: 26 ¾" x 37 ¼" . Book.

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      Published by F. Boegle, Bookseller & Stationer, [1889]., 1889. First edition. 16mo. Original printed grey wrappers, x, 11-158 pp., introductory. Details the mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, hot springs, deserts, and other wonders of the "Eastern Slope" of the Sierras. Much on mineral and agricultural resources including towns, settlements, mining and reduction works, railways, lumber flumes, pine forests, systems of water supply, great shafts and tunnels, and the many improvements and industries of Nevada. Paher 2221 says "As an introduction to western Nevada for the tourist, the author compiled this handy guide stressing its geographical features and its industries. There is an informative history of the initial Comstock discovery and the "rush to Washoe," other historical events, routes and distances, a directory of western Nevada towns with interesting historical summaries of each, a sketch of Lake Tahoe and its bays, and Nevada's resources, especially mining and agriculture. Once common, this paperback is becoming scarce in the first edition." A tiny closed tear to fore-edge of front cover and a bit of light pencil markings in the margins throughout the text that is easily erasable, else a near fine, tight, clean copy housed in a clamshell case with titles stamped in silver on the spine. Considered rare today.

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        [Smoke-room Booklets]

      Liverpool: CopeÕs Tobacco Plant, 1889-1893. Sm. 8vo, 12 pamphlets bound together with the original beautifully illustrated and printed wrappers, in a cloth binding. In excellent condition. A note at the front says: Ã’Including the suppressed oneÓ. Underneath that someone has written Ã’i.e. no 13 John RuskinÓ (which here is number 10). The covers are gorgeously printed with lavish gold leaf and colors on grey card. It seems runs are very uncommon. Jeffrey Marks lists a set in 14 parts, which includes Ã’Cope's Mixture. Pipes and Meerschaum Parts I-III.Ónot present here.& & The collection comprises: The SmokerÕs Text Book. The SmokerÕs Garland part one. Selections from Original Compositions by James Thomson. Charles Lamb. Thomas Carlyle. The SmokerÕs Garland [part 2]. Amber All About It. CopeÕs Mixture. The SmokerÕs Garland Part III. John Ruskin. The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh by Joseph Hatton. Cope the Universal Soother. The final pamphlet is not in elaborate wrappers.

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        Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice

      London: Sampson, Low, 1889 - First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and 25 plates. xii, 289, [1, ad] pp. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, t.e.g. Some chipping at spine ends, else near fine. Westwood & Satchell Supp. p. 246 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Litle Maids

      E. P. DUTTON & CO, NY 1889 - Slotted holes for ribbon hinges with the ribbon long gone, ribbon tie for foredge also gone, folio, black/white illustrated front board serves as title page and address bottom center, fairlfy bottom left, first page is a poem followed by beautiful luminous colors of 7 full page color plates, each of a girl 8-12 yrs of age and possible each of a different heritage, all pages laid in loosely, pages have some chipping to corners and around edges DATE PUBLISHED: 1889 EDITION: [Attributes: Soft 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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        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."

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        War and Peace (Four Volume Set)

      Walter Scott, 1889-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Complete four-volume set ofthe Dole translation. First thus. London: Walter Scott, [1889]. 359, 392, 424, 408 pages with four p. of ads at rear of each. Blue cloth with gilt lettering.(Second edition in the English language, apparent first UK edition following an American edition by Crowell. Ads at front date no later than 1889. See Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone.) Good+ condition overall. Gilt lettering bright. Clean pages, former owner's name on fep in pencil but no other marks, etc. Wear at extremities. Volume 1 is in Very Good condition with none of the wear to the cloth of the other three volumes. Cloth of vols. 2 and 4 have the most wear/spotting. Offsetting to endpapers. A nice set.

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        City of San Antonio, Texas

      San Antonio: J.J. Olsen & Son, 1889. A SPLENDID LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY MAP OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Photolithograph map with shading in blue, pink, green, and yellow Sheet size: 33 5/8" x 33 5/8" . Book.

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        A Collection of Facsimiles from Examples of Historic or Artistic Book-Binding, illustrating the History of Binding as a Branch of the Decorative Arts

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

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        A COMPLETE LIST OF WINES, SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS, with Names and Addresses of 2,510 Agents in thr United Kingdom.

      London, printed and published by W. & A. Gilbey, 1889.1889, 4to, 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, coloured frontispiece of Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes, 6 engraved plates on cream tinted ground showing stores, distilleries of Gin and Whiskey, bringing in the wine, Chateau Loudenne, the various departments in the Camden headquarters, a few small views and illustrations of bottles in the text, plus a map of the Medoc, pages: 49, (1 - blank), bound in the original cloth backed illustrated boards which have a total of 4 vignette illustrations of Gilbey buildings in London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Medoc on upper cover, and 11 depictions of vineyards and wine making on the lower cover, new pale yellow endpapers. Complete with Gilbey's tipped in slip printed red explaining the purpose of this publication and 3 inserted revised price lists for 1889. Boards slightly soiled with a few small light stains, 1 tiny ink stain to upper cover, 1 partial dark cup ring stain to lower cover, corners slightly worn with board showing at tips, spine slightly worn and slightly stained, small dusty mark to a few margins, fore - edge of page 15 very slightly worn, at rear a tipped - in leaf with a Supplementary List of Agents is chipped at inner and lower edge with loss of first letter of a few names of places but all easily legible. A good plus copy of a scarce publication on the wines and spirits imported by a major British firm in the late 1800s. Each section is preceded by descriptive and informative text on the particular wines or spirits. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      New York: Frank F. Lovell & Company, [1889]., 1889. First U. S. edition. Originally published in London by Chatto as a hardcover issue in 1888, and also by Ivers as a paperback issue in 1888. Issued in the U. S. as a paperback edition, however this copy is in a cloth binder with the original front and rear covers affixed to the front and rear panels, and with the original front and rear inside panels affixed to the front and rear pastedown sheets. The first four pages are fragile and have been reinforced at the fore-edges, the fifth page has a small piece removed from the top corner edge that does not affect the text, all page edges are uniformly browned, else a very good, tight, well-protected copy in a new cloth binder with titles stamped in blue on the spine. QUEEN'S QUORUM 14. Contains thirteen short stories included in order of appearance THE SALTMARKET MURDER CASE, THE LADY IN THE SEALSKIN CLOAK, THE ROBBERY OF THE DUCHESS OF B----'S JEWELS, THE TUFT OF RED HAIR, THE PEARL NECKLACE, A STRANGE CORPSE, THE GENTLEMAN SMASHER, THE DEVIL'S DOZEN, A RIVER MYSTERY, THEMYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF HELEN ATKINSON, THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD,HOW I SNARED THE COINERS, and THE RECORD OF A STRANGE ADVENTURE. Ellery Queen's Queen's Quorum 14 says, "In the same year, 1888, another prolific writer made his debut in the short-story field, Dick Donovan, whose real name was Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock. Like 'Waters' and 'M'Govan' before him, Donovan wrote in the first person and was, so to speak, his own detective; and like both, Donovan's importance today is chiefly historical." THE MAN-HUNTER is his first volume of short stories. A very scarce and attractively presented title.

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        Alt-Meißen in Bildern mit erklärendem Text.,

      Meißen, Mosche, (1889). - Imp.-Fol. Mit farblithogr. Titel und 47 (11 doppelblattgr.) meist lithogr. Tafeln bei Steinmetz & Bornemann. 11 S. Einzige Ausgabe dieser graphischen Stadt- und Baugeschichte in seltener Vollständigkeit. - "Diese Lithographien stellen heute antiquarische Raritäten dar. Sie wurden aber vielfach als Illustrationen zu Texten stadtgeschichtlichen Inhalts reproduziert und haben auf diese Weise unser Bild von Alt-Meißen geprägt. Alle bisherigen Reproduktionen kamen aber nicht im entferntesten an die Qualität der Originale heran" (Naumann, Alt-Meißen (1993), Vorwort). - Bemmann/Jatzwauk III/2, 17. - Vereinzelte leichte Läsuren im breiten Rand, nahezu fleckenfrei. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 Rote OLwd.-Mappe mit goldgepr. Titel und 12 lithogr. Orig.-Lieferumschlägen (diese mit Läsuren).

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        Alt-Meißen in Bildern mit erklärendem Text.

      Meißen, Mosche, (1889).. Imp.-Fol. Mit farblithogr. Titel und 47 (11 doppelblattgr.) meist lithogr. Tafeln bei Steinmetz & Bornemann. 11 S. Rote OLwd.-Mappe mit goldgepr. Titel und 12 lithogr. Orig.-Lieferumschlägen (diese mit Läsuren).. Einzige Ausgabe dieser graphischen Stadt- und Baugeschichte in seltener Vollständigkeit. - "Diese Lithographien stellen heute antiquarische Raritäten dar. Sie wurden aber vielfach als Illustrationen zu Texten stadtgeschichtlichen Inhalts reproduziert und haben auf diese Weise unser Bild von Alt-Meißen geprägt. Alle bisherigen Reproduktionen kamen aber nicht im entferntesten an die Qualität der Originale heran" (Naumann, Alt-Meißen (1993), Vorwort). - Bemmann/Jatzwauk III/2, 17. - Vereinzelte leichte Läsuren im breiten Rand, nahezu fleckenfrei.

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