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      London: Reeves & Turner, 1889.  First edition, 20 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/paper title label to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-viii], [1] 2-199 [200] pp. +32pp. publ. cat. (dated Feb. 1889) to rear.  Printed by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London (publ. cat. printed by Hudson & Co., London).  Inscribed by Morris to head of titlepage: "Presented to Robson Roose by the Author." In early October 1892 Jane Morris consulted Dr. Roose about her increasing "melancholia," & he advised that if she failed to travel at once to a warmer climate she would "break down entirely and pass beyond the help of any doctor--he begged to see my husband so as to impress him fully with my need for leaving" (JM to W.S. Blunt, MS: FM 274-1975, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).  In November Jane & William departed for Bordighera--he returned home after a few days & Jane returned the following Spring, w/much-improved health & spirits.  Dr. Roose was also Lord Randolph Churchill's family physician. Binding Good (title label browned & a bit chipped, extremities sl. bumped & worn w/string marks to edges of fr. cover, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spots).  Slater 14, Scott 13, Vaughan 7, Ashley III 173-74 (Large Paper), Ehrsam & Deily 178, Colbeck 44.

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        Morte Darthur

      Limited Edition with Commentary and Critical TextMALORY, Sir Thomas. [LANG, Andrew, contributor]. [SOMMER, H. Oskar, editor]. Le Morte Darthur...The Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary. With an Essay on Malory\'s Prose Style by Andrew Lang. London: Published by David Nutt, 1889-1891.Sommer\'s edition of Le Morte D\'Arthur. Limited to 108 copies signed by the publisher. Three volumes bound in four. Quarto. With folding facsimile in Volume III.Contemporary three quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Spines lettered in gilt, five raised bands, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Original paper spine bound in at the end of Volume I. Former owner\'s pencilled signature on front flyleaf. Bookplates. Apart from some intermittent minor marginal foxing, this is a fine copy in a lovely binding.This fine reproduction of Caxton\'s Le Morte DArthur is printed in Roman type and contains Sommer\'s Studies on the Sources (Volume III), which gives a wonderful detailed history of both King Arthur and Merlin.BMC I, p. 1020, col. 581. Green, Andrew Lang, p. 244.HBS 66943. $1,750

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        Native Canadian Children Outside Tipee [Original Photograph C. 1889]

      Banff, Alberta - [circa 1889]. () Near fine. 5" X 4" original bulls-eye kodak one of a kind photograph. Discolouration near edges with corners rounded. Mounted on card 5.25 X 5.25 cm. A very nice photograph. Rare #2 Kodak print showing three children (two smiling toward the camera and one looking away in a shy manner). The corner of tipee is visible to their right. Taken in Banff / Canmore area circa 1889. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zig-Zag Journeys In The British Isles; Or, Vacation Rambles In Historic Lands

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Very Good condition, bright boards with minor shelf-wear, profusely illustrated. Edgewear to chipped dust-jacket, separation of front panel, rather complete though; The 11th work in the Zig-Zag series, in which an American family goes abroad to seek evidences of one of their home traditions that John Hampden, the English patriot, came to America in 1623 to prepare a colony for the patriots in case the popular cause should fail .

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        Les Confessions. Nouvelle édition illustrée de Quatre-vingt-seize compositions par Maurice Leloir, gravées à l'eau-forte par les premiers artistes. Nouvelle Edition Illustree

      Paris: Librairie Artistique Launette. Very Good. 1889. de luxe. Half-Green Morocco Marbled Boards. Nicely bound in grained green three quarter morocco; five raised bands. Fore edge corners bumped. ; 4to (235x322 mm); Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        Photograph album.

      Yemen, Egypt and other places, c. 1889.. An album of 25 albumen prints (vintage), measurements usually c. 200 x 270 mm, one a double-page spread, many captioned in English. Bound in contemp. giltstamped auburn full calf (378 x 280 mm; spine rebacked). All edges gilt.. Photographic record of a journey begun in Australia and taken, via Aden, through the Suez canal and to the Mediterranean (and then on to England). While the first image shows the steamship R.M.S. Ormuz in the port of Sydney, three images (including a double-page spread) show the port of Aden in Yemen, the famous water tanks, and a native of the Southern Arabian region in a studio portrait. The majority of the album is dedicated to Egypt, showing Arabs on their camels, the Khedive's Ismailia Palace, the Suez Canal, Port Said, and members the local population, as well as the famous pyramids. The last few photographs show the final leg of the journey: Naples, and ultimately Gibraltar. Among the studios identified in the photographs are those of Hippolyte Arnoux and the Zangaki brothers, based at Port Said. A slightly later inscription on the flyleaf identifies this album as that of Edith Elkington: "Aunt Edith's voyage home to England about 1889". - Some foxing and waterstaining, but prints largely clean.

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        Die europäische Türkei. (La Turquie d'Europe). Deutsch herausgegeben von der Boue-Stiftungs-Commission der kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien.

      Wien, Tempsky 1889.. 2 vols. 4°.X, 674; 564 S. Mit Titelportr. rad. v. W. Woernle. OBrosch. In Schuber.. ÖBL I, 104 - Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die französ. EA erschien 1840. - Ami Boue (1794-1881), aus emigrierter hugenottischer Famillie stammender, österr. Geologe war Mitglied der Geographischen Gesellschaften von London, Paris und Wien. In den Jahren 1836-1838 bereiste er die europäische Türkei und fasste seine Erlebnisse in diesem Werk zusammen. Zur europ. Türkei zählten auch der Balkan, Montenegro, Bosnien, Albanien, Thrakien, Serbien, Makedonien, Chalkidike.

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      N.P. Published and endorsed by the County Commissioners, 1889. - First edition. 8vo. Pink wrappers, printed in black ink, 47 [1] pp., illustrated, maps, plat. Map on verso of both front and rear wrappers. Front map is the Chicago and North-Western Railway and rear map is the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway. Provides an insight to the cities, towns, and villages of Beadle County. Much on farming and livestock raising, prominent buildings, homes of leading citizens, city of Huron, schools and educational advantages, horses, sheep and cattle, investment opportunities, the seasons, storms and blizzards, farm values, trees and orchards, territorial statistics, dairying, tree claims, water, taxes, government lands, railroads, etc. Herd 2112 says "Rare." Former owner's inked name along top edge of front cover else a fine, tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Abtheilung II a. Enthält die Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Mathematik, Astronomie, Physik, Meteorologie und der Mechanik, XCVII. Band (1888) - CII. Band (1893).

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1889 - 1893.. Braune Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen (zwei Bände mit Blindprägung). Buchdeckel in anthrazitfarbener Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken. Berichtsreihe über die Verhandlungen der Wiener Akademie im mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Bereich für den Zeitraum von 1888 bis 1893. Die sechs Jahresbände haben einen Gesamtumfang von ca. 9.000 S. Enthalten sind zahlreiche Karten, Tafeln (teilweise ausfaltbar) und Textfiguren sowie Statistiken und Tabellen.. Buchrücken leicht berieben und allenfalls mit wenigen minimalen Läsionen. Sonst guter Zustand der Bände. Seiten sauber und weitgehend fleckenfrei. Sehr seltene Sammlung zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte der naturwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, im Besonderen der Physik.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
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        The art album of New Zealand flora ; being a systematic and popular description of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and the adjacent islands / by Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Featon.

      Bock & Cousins, Wellington 1889 - Wellington : Bock & Cousins ; London : Trübner & Co., 1889. Authors' (i.e. first) edition. xviii, 180 p., 40 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Rebound in full maroon leather. Panels of original maroon leather binding mounted to boards. Gold-stamped titling and other decoration to same. New endpapers. Page edges gilt. Binding shows mild wear. Panels of original binding show considerable wear. Some losses to same. Text block shows mild wear, soiling, and foxing. Plates show mild and sporadic wear, soiling, and foxing. Label of Berkelouw Bookdealers on front pastedown. Faint (inoffensive) stain to rear pastedown. A handsome copy, despite the rather affected binding. Called 'Volume I' on title page, further volumes being planned, though never published. Bagnall, 1884. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, Ward and Downey, 1889.FIRST EDITION 1889. 3 VOLUMES, complete set with half titles present. 8vo, 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5¼ inches, Volume 1: 269 pages, Volume 2: 263 pages and Volume 3: 264 pages, original publisher's brown snakeskin patterned cloth, gilt lettering to spines, black lettering to upper covers, blindstamped decorated border at top & bottom of spines and upper covers, decorated endpapers of branches and birds. Very slight wear to head, tail & corners, Volume 3 very slightly creased to head of spine, Volume 2 leaning slightly, very slight fading to small area of covers, at fore - edges and top corners, some pale marks to lower covers, occasional very small pale marks to margins, endpapers slightly age - browned. Neat ink signature dated 1927 on second blank endpaper in each volume, otherwise a very good clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Zig-Zag Journeys In The British Isles; Or, Vacation Rambles In Historic Lands

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Very Good condition, bright boards with minor shelf-wear, profusely illustrated. Edgewear to chipped dust-jacket, separation of front panel, rather complete though; The 11th work in the Zig-Zag series, in which an American family goes abroad to seek evidences of one of their home traditions that John Hampden, the English patriot, came to America in 1623 to prepare a colony for the patriots in case the popular cause should fail .

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        The Grand Trotting Stallion Axtell by William L., by George Wilkes, record at 3 yrs. old 2: 12

      Currier & Ives, New York 1889 - Lithograph, printed in colour. A vigorous scene of the trotting stallion Axtell at full stretch. 'A harness-race scene. A horse draws its sulky and driver from left to right. The moustached driver wears a silver-gray jacket and cap, and yellow gloves. Beyond a rail fence is an extensive landscape, featuring prominent trees at left' (Gale) Conningham 2532; Gale 2761. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1889 - A Series of New and Original Tales for Boys and Girls from Six to Fourteen Years Old. London: Skeffington & Son, 1889. 3 pp undated ads. Original light green cloth pictorially decorated in green, black and pale yellow. First Edition. This is an anthology of nineteen "new and original" children's tales, by such authors as R. M. Ballantyne ("A Gallant Rescue"), George Manville Fenn ("How the Starling Caught Cold"), G. A. Henty ("True to her Charge") and Charlotte Yonge ("Neighbour's Fare") -- the majority of them being by women. Dartt says that the preface precedes the title page in Skeffington copies, and follows the title page in Dutton ones -- but in this Skeffington copy (like another light blue copy we have had) the preface follows the title page.~This copy is in near-fine condition, with little external wear. Quite a scarce book, much sought by Henty collectors. Newbolt 182.1 ("light-blue"); Dartt pp 125-126. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Lars Oftedal. Udkast.

      Bergen, Mons Litleré 1889. (4) + 115 s. Orig. omsl. Ryggen limt. Flekker og knekker på foromsl. Pen materie.. Meget sjelden i orig. omsl

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        Rare mention of Bailey! P.T. Barnum orders 100 photographs of himself for his agent who is leaving for Europe in six days ?without seeing my manager Mr Bailey who attends to & decides all details of show. When I see him we will decide whether or not to increase the order??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?P.T. Barnum,? 2p, 5.75? x 9?, front & verso. Bridgeport, Conn., [Thursday] September 12, 1889. To photographer George Gardner Rockwood. Accompanied by a carte-de-visite photograph of Barnum by Sarony, 2.25? x 3? oval portrait on 2.25? x 3.25? photographic paper, mounted on 2.5? x 4? card with ?P.T. Barnum.? printed at lower edge. Blank verso. No photographic imprint. Each in fine condition.George G. Rockwood (1832-1911) began taking photographs in St. Louis in 1853 and opened a studio in New York City in 1857. He produced the first carte-de-visite photograph made in the United States in 1858. At his death, his records showed that he photographed over 350,000 persons in 58 years, including Presidents Van Buren and Hayes.In part, ?I telegraphed you today to print 100 of my photos soon as possible. The reason of haste is one of our agents sails for Dresden next wednesday [Sept. 18] early & if he could call on you & g

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      London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1889.COLOURED FLAGS OF THE NATIONS 1889. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, chromolithograph additional title page, 121 chromolithograph plates numbered 1 - 121, 20 additional chromo plates numbered 32a, 32b, 39a etc, plus 43 inserted illustrations of flags and badges colour printed on thin paper, mostly half page size, some larger, 31 pages plus 12 errata leaflets (1891 - 1902) bound in after the title page, a total of 30 pages, giving instructions on where the additional plates and inserts are to be placed, these have all been carried out correctly, except that the insert which should overlay plate 65 is missing (mentioned in Errata 2). In the original half leather binding, cloth sides with gilt crest and lettering to upper cover, rebacked at some time in leather with the original backstrip laid on, gilt rules and gilt title, inner hinges strengthened. Original backstrip worn and chipped, corners worn and covers slightly marked, round library ink stamp at foot of title page, another on reverse, no stamps to contents which are bright and clean with no foxing, closed tear to lower margin of plate 52, neatly repaired on reverse and not affecting image, small onlay of cross of St. George on unnumbered chromo plate showing make up of Union flag in the text section secured long ago with small piece of sellotape. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy complete with all additional and substitute plates published up to 1902 except 1 as noted. First published in 1875. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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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        War and Peace

      London: Walter Scott,, [1889]. From the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Authorized translation. In four volumes. 4 volumes, octavo. Contemporary tan polished calf by John Bumpus, spines gilt-lettered direct and with floral motifs in compartments, board edges gilt with dotted roll, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With the half-titles. A little occasional rubbing to extremities, a very good copy. First complete translation into English from the Russian, the work of the American editor and translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852?"1935). This English issue omits the preface to the American edition but retains Dole\'s editorial footnotes. Walter Scott reissued the work in two volumes in 1897. The English translation was preceded by Vizetelly\'s truncated version and by Clara Bell\'s translation from the French, both 1886. Dole was the editor of Tolstoi\'s Collected Works (20 volumes, 1899).

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        A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1889. With 220 Illustrations by Dan. Beard. Octavo. Original red cloth illustrated in black with gilt titles to spine and front board, patterned endpapers/ Illustrated plates and vignette engravings throughout by Beard. 32pp publisher\'s advertisements dated October 1889 at rear. Spine rolled and sunned, tiny nicks to tips, mild spotting to some endleaves, but on a whole a remarkably sound, fresh and attractive copy in very good condition. First edition (preceding the publication of the American edition by a few days), first issue with \"The S King\" to the illustration at p.43, of Twain\'s satirical interpolation of a 19th-century Connecticut Yankee into the mediaeval world of Malory\'s Morte Darthur. This copy bears on the front pastedown the mid-century armorial bookplate of Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath JP (1905-92), one of the \"Bright Young People\" of the 1920s.

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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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        Haggadah veseder she Pesah Form of Service for hte two first nights of the Feast of Passover with English translation. New Illustrated Edition.

      J. Rosenbaum, successor to H. Sakolski, 53 Divison Street, New York, New York 1889 - Detached in binding. Illustrated. Yudlov 1817, Yaari 1359. The English translation is by David Levi (ben Mordechai), though his name is not mentioned. Pointed (vowelized) text. Pages 56 and 57 have the Judeo German, in a column parallel with the Hebrew. Illustrations on pages 2, 9, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 26, 29 and 54. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opus Sadicum: A Philosophical Romance for the First Time Translated from the Original French (Holland, 1791).

      Isidore Liseux (Printed by C. Unsinger), Paris 1889 - First edition in English. The sheets from this edition were also used to produce the limited edition published by the Erotika Biblion Society and sold to subscribers. viii, 392pp. 24 cm. Modern half crimson calf, spine stamped in gold with four raised bands and blue morocco label lettered in gold. Title page printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece. Old mends to three of the leaves, one leave roughly opened, name on title page. A bright, near fine copy. Apollinaire 106. ; Large Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minutes of Evidence Given Before THE ROYAL COMMISSION by Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, Ph. D. of Washington D.C. U.S.A. on the 14th, 21st, 22nd, and 26th June 1888

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1889. First Separate Edition. Wraps. Good. First Separate Edition. [1]-66 pages plus 3 diagrams (1 folding). Original publisher's buff printed wrappers. 8 1/4 inches x 12 inches. Old paper tape spine repair, wrappers laid down on reinforcing paper when reattached. Closely trimmed on the bottom edge, with some minor impact to signature letters (textblock otherwise intact with no loss). Reprinted from the General Minutes of Evidence taken by the Royal Commission [on the Blind, the Deaf and Dumb, &c], and presented to both Houses of Parliment by Command of Her Majesty. Wraps. "In 1880, the Second International Congress on Education of the Deaf met in Milan, Italy, and passed several resolutions. No Deaf people were involved in preparing or approving the resolutions. Two of the declarations are of special note. In English translation they read: (1) given the incontestable superiority of speech over signs in restoring deaf-mutes to society, and in giving them a more perfect knowledge of language that the oral method ought to be preferred to signs; and (2) considering that the simultaneous use of speech and signs has the disadvantage of injuring speech, lipreading, and precision of ideas, that the pure oral method ought to be preferred. The result was the acceleration of a trend to abolish any kind of sign instruction in almost all countries in the world, with at best a significant reduction and at worst a complete elimination of the numbers and roles of Deaf professionals in the field. Not only were thousands of deaf children denied an effective means of communication, but access to a vibrant Deaf community was either delayed or eliminated." (American Annals of the Deaf Volume 155, Number 3, Summer 2010). In reaction to this Congress, in 1888 The Right Honorable Lord Egerton in Britain caused a Royal Commission to be created to investigate the current knowledge of education of the Deaf, and the star witness was Alexander Graham Bell from the United States. Bell was an advocate as well of the oral method over sign language, and although he was recognized as an advocate for the community, his views in this matter were at best tolerated by the Deaf community. The report offered here includes the minutes of his deposition, conducted over 4 days, and includes a very detailed question and answer period (over 650 questions and their answers). The end result was the same as the Milan Conference, ensuring mandatory education for the Deaf but requiring the adoption of a oral only method of teaching. Francis Maginn among others as a result created a new organization to champion the rights and desires of the Deaf community, and the British Deaf And Dumb Association was created in July of the following year. Given the importance of this Commission and it's long standing impact on the Deaf community, it is remarkable to me that only 4 copies appear in OCLC (Rochester Institute of Technology, GALLAUDET UNIV LIBR, and 2 at the University of Wisconsin).

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        Opus Sadicum: A Philosophical Romance for the First Time Translated from the Original French (Holland, 1791)

      Paris: Isidore Liseux (Printed by C. Unsinger). 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition in English. The sheets from this edition were also used to produce the limited edition published by the Erotika Biblion Society and sold to subscribers. viii, 392pp. 24 cm. Modern half crimson calf, spine stamped in gold with four raised bands and blue morocco label lettered in gold. Title page printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece. Old mends to three of the leaves, one leave roughly opened, name on title page. A bright, near fine copy. Apollinaire 106. ; Large Octavo .

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        A monograph of oriental Cicadidae.

      1889. London, King & Co., 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to. pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 handcoloured lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers. B.M.(N.H.) I, 298; Nissen ZBI, 1113. A very good set..

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        The Zoology of the Afghan Delimitation Commission

      London: Linnean Society, 1889. First edition. Slight wear to wrappers, no signs of use, a bright, clean, near fine copy.. Pp. 90 + 9 full page plates - 4 are fine chromolithograph color plates (two are of birds by Keulemans; one is of lizards and one is of beetles), 2 large folding maps. Publisher's pink printed wrappers, lg 4to. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd series Zoology, volume V, part 3. This monograph covers all of the animals discovered on this expedition to determine the boundaries of Afghanistan. The work includes mammals by Oldfield Thomas, birds by Bowdler Sharpe, reptiles and batrachians by Boulenger, fishes by Günther, Arachnida, Chilopoda and Crustacea by Pocock, Coleoptera and Diptera by Waterhouse, Hymenoptera and Orthoptera by Kirby, and gall-insects by Buckton, The collections comprise 290 species belonging to 210 genera; 32 of the described species are new to science. This is an important and rare monograph on south-central Asia.

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        Address in Surgery

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

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        Public Dinner and Presentation of Testimonial to Geo. Tinline, Esq., Acting Manager of the South Australian Banking Company

      London: G. E. Waters, 1889. Octavo, 43 pp., presentation card from Tinline tipped in, bookplate of Sir Henry Ayres; a few creases but a fine copy in the original black gloss-paper wrappers with "for private circulation" printed in gilt to the front; in a blue quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Presented to Governor Ayers in 1889. A fine copy of the rare 1889 London printing of a testimonial for Tinline, the banker and pastoralist. By 1889 when this pamphlet was issued Tinline had been living in England for over two decades. Tipped in is a card recording the presentation of the pamphlet by Tinline himself (and proof, therefore, that he was the mastermind behind its publication). With the bookplate of Sir Henry Ayers, who had emigrated to Adelaide in 1840 and had a long political career which culminated with his election as Premier of South Australia in 1863. On one page Ayers has added a manuscript note in his own most attractive hand.

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        Selected poems with an introduction and notes by Austin Dobson

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

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - REVERDY Pierre (1889-1960), poète. Lettre autographe signée adressée à André LEVEL. S.l.n.d. 1 p. in-12. Il lui envoie son nouveau livre « qui marque une étape nouvelle dans mon ¿uvre. Voudrez-vous le lire ? »

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        Cleopatra. Being an account of the fall and vengeance of Harmachis, the royal Egyptian, as set forth by his own hand.

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

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        LE DANEMARK -- Histoire et géographie, langue, littérature et beaux-arts, situation sociale et économique. Publié Avec Le Concoours de Savants Danois. Avec Une Carte en Couleur

      Copenhague (Copenhagen): Andr.-Fred. Höst & Fils, Éditeurs, 1889. (Denmark; its history and topography, language, literature, fine-arts, social life and finance ) ________ Luxuriously bound in full blue morocco by MARIUS MICHEL (about 10" x 6 3/8") :: Spine with five raised bands with gold across each; framed spine panels richly gilt with floriated designs, second panel with title, and place/date at bottom of spine; front and back boards with two double sets of gilt fillets around perimeter; all board edges with double gilt rule; wide elaborate turn-ins with marbled endpapers; all page edges bright gilt. Multi-color head- and tail bands and multi-colored ribbon page marker. Hint of wear at very bottom spine cap and very tip of one corner, else EXTREMELY BRIGHT AND Sparkling binding. ________ PAGINATION: title page, viii, 297 pp., (1, blank), Table des Matières, double-page colored map, 1 page ads. ________ Opposite the title page: "Cet Exemplaire a Été Imprimé Pour Madame Christian Höst A Copenhague." This is indeed her copy with her 'CHR Host" bookplate on the front pastedown! ________ Text is exceedingly clean and bright, all house in an exquisite BINDING BY MARIUS MICHEL. ________ (Note: An informative biography of this book's author is translatable on Wikipedia)

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

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

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        Figaro Exposition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burgverlag Buchhandelsges.mb.H.]
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