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        An Irish Cousin. By Geilles Herring and Martin Ross

      London: Richard Bentley, 1889. London: Richard Bentley, 1889. Second edition, one of 500. 8vo. Illustrated by E. Œ. Somerville. 2 volumes in one. Later half calf and cloth. Fine. Hudson pp. 1-3 . Hudson states "when the 2nd Edition, also of 500 copies, appeared, the name 'Geilles Herring' was, without reference to E.Œ.S., changed to the more eloquent soubriquet of 'Viva Graham,' 'Grilled Herring' having-not without justification-been assumed to name of one of the authors. " Hudson p.3 Here on the title page the name has not been changed

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        Historia General de España desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII por. continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por Don Juan Valera con la colaboración de D. Andrés Borrego y D. Antonio Pirala. 25 tomos

      Montaner y Simón, Editores, Barcelona 1889 - 16x23 CXIX + 259 pp.; resto de los tomos 400 pp. aprox. Español Historia de España Libro mínimas rozaduras. Muy buen estado Holandesa piel estampada. Cortes dorados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        Struggles and Triumphs,

      Buffalo: The Courier Company,, 1889. Buffalo: The Courier Company,, 1889. Or, Sixty Years' Recollections, Including His Golden Rules for Money-Making. Illustrated and Brought up to 1889. Octavo. Cream wrappers printed in black. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait and numerous engraved plates. Wrappers toned and very lightly chipped at corners, internally largely clean. A very good copy. A revised and updated edition of the author's autobiography, which was first published in 1854. Signed and dated by the author on the front flyleaf, with the inscription, in a different handwriting: "Written at South Kensington on Dec 8th 1889 for the Finsbury Park Bazaar by [author's signature, 1889] authenticated by J. E. Clark & E. W. B. Thomas". Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891), the archetypal 19th-century American self-made man, was a travelling showman, politician, hoaxer and best-selling author (the list goes on) who started a new and successful career in his sixties as a circus owner, in which capacity he purchased Jumbo the Elephant (1861–1885).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta. 3 Bände.,

      Wien-Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-91. - Erstausgabe. - Bericht über die beiden großen Reisen des deutsch-russischen Afrikaforschers, „mit ebensoviel Geschick wie wissenschaftlichem Können" (Henze) unternommen. Das Werk „gilt noch heute als eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikalitteratur" (ADB). - Einbände tlw. etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Exlibris a. den Innendeckeln. Eine Karte m. Einriß. - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. - Henze II, 728; ADB L, 728; Embacher 160; Paulitschke I, 116; Kainbacher 204. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Gr.-8°. Mit 3 Titelportraits, 385 Textillustrationen, 120 mitpag. Tafeln, 25 tlw. gefalt. bzw. farb. Karten u. 2 gefalt. Stammbäumen. Zus. ca. 1870 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Autographed Letter Signed as President-elect

      Indianapolis, 1889. Unbound. 1 page, 8 x 5 inches, Indianapolis, January 15, 1889. In this letter, Harrison makes a formal reply to a previous correspondence, in part: "...As my reply to your letter...has been so long delayed I have now wired you as follows: 'He ought to postpone his trip for one week.'..." Receipt stamp and tape marks on the back; top left corner repaired; usual folds. Very good(-) condition.

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      Washington.: Government Printing Office, 1889. ...780pp... Dark brown cloth boards, stamped, gilt lettering on spine... Illustrated with 38 full page color plates and 3 color folding maps...From the Engineer Department of the U.S. Army... Captain George Wheeler was a pioneering explorer and cartographer. He was the leader of the Wheeler Survey, one of the major surveys of the western United States in the late 19th century... Light foxing throughout, including margins of several plates... Binding shaken.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Large Signed Watercolour Panorama of Gibraltar, Titled]: Gibraltar.

      1889 - 1889. Watercolour on paper, heightened in white, ca. 30,5x45,5 cm (ca. 12x18 in) within hand drawn ink border. Traces of an old mount visible on verso, otherwise a very good watercolour. This attractive scenic and skillfully executed watercolour shows the panorama of Gibraltar from across the Bay of Gibraltar in Algeciras with a merchant boat and fishing boats in the foreground. The skilled artist was probably serving in Gibraltar with the Royal Engineers when he created the painting. "Gibraltar became a key base for the British Royal Navy and played an important role prior to the Battle of Trafalgar and during the Crimean War of 1854-56, due to its strategic location. Its strategic value increased with the opening of the Suez Canal, as it lay on the sea route between the UK and the British Empire east of Suez. In the later 19th century there were major investments in improving the fortifications and the port" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        European Butterflies and Moths

      London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co 1889. G-: Good (minus) condition. Cover rubbed wear to corners and spine ends. Inner joints reinforced with tape. Inner hinges cracked. Scattered foxing and light marking within First Edition Brown decorated hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). liv, 427pp. 61 hand-coloured plates. Based on Berge's "Schmetterlingsbuch".

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        The Birds of Berwickshire: With remarks on Their Local Distribution, Mmigration, and Habits

      David Douglas 1889 - 2 volume hard cover set bound in blue with gilt titles on spine, illustrated with plate, maps and drawings or engravings, 334 and 390 pages followed by ads. Volume I published in 1889 and volume II in 1895. Fabric of the bindings lightly worn on edges, tips of corners are bumped, slight slant to spine of volume II, faint and shallow cracking on end papers along spine but hinges are tight. Text is unmarked by paper is a bit age toned with light spotty foxing here-and-there in the text. This is not the signed limited edition. Gilt is still bright. Solid copies. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Arbuckle's illustrated atlas of fifty principal nations of the world [cover title]

      New York: Arbuckle Brothers. 1889. "First edition, oblong 8vo (approx. 7"" x 11""), 15 leaves (there is one in duplicate), composite chromolithographic illustrations and maps throughout, generally 4 per page, with printed text on versos; self- wrappers, string tied; near fine. Yale, Newberry, and BYU only in OCLC."

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        THE SHEENEY MAN written and composed by Chas. Morris. sung with extraordinary success by J. C. Rich

      Francis Bros. & Day (Blenheim House), 195 Oxford Street, W. London, Great Britain 1889 - This color lithograph is being sold unframed, in an acid-free mylar envelope. The sheet is 340 x 246 mm and is too large for the scanner and so it is reproduced here in two sections. The scanner's platen is also not wide enough to accommodate the entire width of the sheet so the margins of the images here are cut off. Only the colorful first page is offered here. The pages of printed sheet music, the 4 page musical score that followed are not here and are not available. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2. Based on the complete copy, which this is not, it appears that Song's first line is: I only come to England about von [sic] year ago./ First line of chorus: Von't you puy my vashleathers. Apparently the portrait is of J.C. Rich.

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Cassell's Picturesque Australasia. 4 volumes in 2

      Cassell, London 1889 - 4 vols bound into 2. An extremely handsome set in very good red cloth with gilt tiles on a leather spine. Marbled page edges. Heavy volumes will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Australasia.

      Cassell & Co, London 1889 - Four volumes set., modern blue half calf binding with gilt ruled raised bands and gilt lettered title on spine. An attractively presented, handsome set.,Original illustrated throughout, & 10 pages of black and white wood engraved plates and coloured maps: Volume 1 viii+310pp, slight foxing ffep., Volume 2 ,Volume 3 = viii+309pp. dated 1890., Volume 4 viii+308pp. dated 1890 minimal foxing on last page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruy Blas -

      Conquet 1889 -, Paris - 1 In-8 211 pp. Reliure plein chagrin rouge à grain long, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement dorés sur les plats, filets intérieurs et tranches dorées. Reliure signée CHAMPS. Intérieur parfait. Belle édition illustrée d'un portrait et de 15 compositions de Adrien Moreau, gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion. Magnifique exemplaire en plein maroquin. Un des 150 exemplaires sur Japon (n°129) avec deux états des gravures dont l'état avant la lettre.nProvenance Fondation Napoléon.n [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BRITISH NURSES' ASSOCIATION. First Annual Report. 1889. [Drop title]

      [London]:. 1889.. 8vo. 1st printing. [4], 156, [4] pp. 4 pages of adverts precede & follow text. 5 leaves of unpaginated adverts, on pink paper, inserted in text.. Later brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Textblock: preliminary & terminal advert leaves a. bit thumbed; faint marginal line p.140 marking a Florence Nightingale. quote, otherwise a solid VG example.. This report, important for documenting the history of nursing as a profession. Contents include: list of committee and council, members; by- laws; report of 1889 Annual Meeting; donations and subscriptions; Meeting at the Mansion House; full list of members both alphabetically (with membership number) &regional (though London and Suburb members are apparently only included in former, & some names appear in second list only). This followed by reports of six 'Sessional' meetings 1888-89 including the full publication of papers delivered, these were on: 'The Training of Nurses for Sick Children' (Miss Catherine J.Wood), 'Some Scientific Spects of Truthfulness' (Mr Brudenell Carter), 'The Matron' (Mrs Bedford Fenwick), 'Doctors and Nurses' (Dr. Octavius Sturges), 'Women, with a slight Sketch of their History' ( Miss Isla Stewart) and 'Obstetric Nursing' (Dr Cullingworth). & & On inception, in 1887, the BNA was not uncontroversial, as some felt professional organization would destroy the vocational service ethos, e.g., Florence Nightingale was known to share this view.& & The British Nurses' Association was to become the Royal British Nurses' Association in 1893 [we note H.R.H. Princess Christian of Schileswig-Holstein was President of the BNA]. & & Very scarce.

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        Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice

      NF. London: Sampson, Low, 1889. First Edition. 8vo. [xii], 289pp., Frontispiece and 25 plates including several in colour and sepia tones, all tissue guards in place, [1, ad]., Index. PublisherÕs dark olive green cloth over beveled boards, top edges gilt; bright gilt ruling and title on front cover and un-faded spine. Original black clay ends pages, no prior ownership markings, tight hinges, no foxing, folds or tears. A Near Fine Copy of a very well produced and important publication. ÑWestwood & Satchell Supp. p. 246.

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        The Holy Land (Hardcover)

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1889. Three parts in one, preceded by the original 4-volume folio edition published privately in the 1840s and the quarto editions that followed in the 1850s. 120 hand-colored lithographs after Roberts' drawings, with accompanying text by Reverend George Croly. Divided into 3 sections: I. Jerusalem and Galilee, II. Bethlehem, and III. Idumea and Petra. Near Fine in publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and page edges. Spine lightly toned, contemporary gift inscription on the half title page. A lovely copy of this book of lithographic reproductions of Roberts's original drawings, with accompanying text by Reverend George Croly.

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        "A mystery of sixty centuries. Or a modern St. George and the dragon. Written, printed, illustrated and published by S. P. Widnall."

      "Grantchester, Cambridge". 1889. "First and only edition, small 8vo, pp. [4], 195; mounted woodburytype frontispiece of a fabricated dragon's head, 4 lithographs (3 tinted); contemporary if not original cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label on spine; edges rubbed but generally a very good copy. & & This copy of the book is accompanied by 2 autograph letters from the author, totaling 7 pages, both dated 1889, and both discussing the book and the difficulties of printing the lithographs, together with a series of 14 proofs of the 4 lithograph illustrations. In one letter he states: ""I am as you suppose wishing to try a little amateur lithography. I have written a story and printed it on an amateur press and now I want to do a few illustrations.""& & A young Yorkshire lad, in the company of one Jack Engledown start off for Africa to find ""marvelous discoveries,"" and end up in a lost world populated by dragons and other monsters. & & A romantic, and curious about all matters scientific and antiquarian, Samuel Page Widnall (1825-1894) began taking photographs as early as 1854. He set up a photographic studio and established his own private printing press to produce the books he wrote. His busy life also encompassed natural and antiquarian history, carpentry, and metalwork. He even contrived to make a primitive telephone for himself. & & OCLC locates 6 copies, only Harvard and Brigham Young in the U.S. NUC adds LC. "

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        LES PLANTES MÉDICINALES INDIGÈNES ET EXOTIQUES. Leur usages thérapeutiques, pharmaceutiques et industriels

      Octave Doin, Paris 1889 - Folio. VII p., 845 págs., con 1034 ilustraciones dentro de texto, 40 láminas cromolitografíadas en color, fuera de texto. Magnífica encuadernación en medio pergamino, tejuelo, lomo decorado con dorados. Corte superior dorado. Cubierta original. Muy buen ejemplar. Espléndido inventario de las plantas que la medicina utiliza para el tratamiento de las enfermedades, catalogadas por orden alfabético para facilitar su consulta, acompañadas de un gran número de figuras ilustrativas y bellas láminas a todo color en las que Millot y Lefèvre han reproducido con calidad numerosos ejemplos botánicos. Botánica. Flora. Medicina natural. Farmacia. Ciencias naturales. Botany. Natural medicine. Pharmacy. Natural sciences.

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        The Holy Land (Hardcover)

      London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1889. Three parts in one, preceded by the original 4-volume folio edition published privately in the 1840s and the quarto editions that followed in the 1850s. & & 120 hand-colored lithographs after Roberts' drawings, with accompanying text by Reverend George Croly. Divided into 3 sections: I. Jerusalem and Galilee, II. Bethlehem, and III. Idumea and Petra.& & Near Fine in publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and page edges. Spine lightly toned, contemporary gift inscription on the half title page. A lovely copy of this book of lithographic reproductions of Roberts's original drawings, with accompanying text by Reverend George Croly.

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        The Masters of Wood Engraving

      issued to Subscibers only: At the Residence of the Author, New Haven, Connecticut, United States; and London, B.F. Stevens, 4 Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, 1889. Large format, book measures 32x43cms. Limited to 600 copies signed by Linton. Bound in original publishers cloth, cloth rubbed/worn with loss on edges corners, library number on spine. Binding in reasonably good condition. Internally, complete with coloured frontis, small perforated stamp on title pages, library stamps on verso, i.e. back of full pages plates, pages and illstrations in very good clean condition. Although binding is worn, internally a very nice clean copy. A52. Limited Edition. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. and New York...,. 1889. original pictorial gray wrappers printed in red.. This copy was professionally bound (with the original wrappers. preserved) in quarter black cloth and marbled boards by U. Holzer of. Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1942 or earlier. A fine copy with. interesting associational value. (#104190). First edition. Formerly Thomas A. Janvier's copy with his signature and "Paris, June 21, 1890" written in his hand at top of title page. Janvier (1849-1913) was a close friend of Stockton and fellow writer of fantastic fiction, including the classic THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE. According to BAL, the first edition was published in London by Longmans, Green and Co. in January 1889 in three formats: boards, cloth-backed boards, and paper wrappers. The first U.S. edition was published by P. F. Collier in March 1889. The Collier edition was issued only in a paper binding. An important early American contribution to the future war motif. A syndicate of American businessmen directs a war against Great Britain. Use of advanced weapons, including a "motor bomb" (a sort of jet-propelled shell with tremendous explosive force), compels the British to sue for peace. An Anglo-American alliance is formed to outlaw all war. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-143; (1981) 1-155; (1987) 1-88; (1995) 1-88; and (2004) II-1089. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2104. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 262-65. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 728. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 207 (describing the UK edition). Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 187-88. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 83. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 39. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13715. BAL 18894. Wright (III) 5239.

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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. Hinges tender, some streaking to the spine, a sound good or better copy, with the plates nice and clean. 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 nice, sound copy of a keystone title for any serious baseball collection. .

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        The History of the Parish of Rochdale in the County of Lancaster

      James Clegg; Elliot Stock, Rochdale; London, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Black half-leather binding with dark green boards and gilt lettering on spine, marbled end-papers, tissue-protected frontis, full page and inset illustrations. Corners and spine-ends are lightly rubbed, binding is sound, light foxing on some early pages, pages and end-papers are clean. Contents are: & General History; & Township History - Castleton, Spotland, Hundersfield, Butterworth; & Ecclesiastical History - The Parish Church, Whitworth Church, Todmorden Church, Littleborough Church, Milnrow Church, 18th & 19 Centuries; & The Vicars of Rochdale; & Nonconformity in Rochdale; & The Grammar School and Public Charities; & Manor Court Records; & Old Houses and Old Families - Castleton, Butterworth, Hundersfield, Spotland; & Miscellany, Appendix (The Protestation of 1642), Index of surnames in the Protestation, General Index, Index of Names. & Illustrations (full page): & The Parish Church in 1830; & Plan of the Glebe Estate; & Plan of the Castle Hill in 1823; & The Parish Church in 1889; & Grammar School in 1840; & Charm or Exorcism against Witchcraft. & Inset illustrations include: Flint Implements found in Rochdale; Arrow Heads Found in Troughedge and Hunger Hill; Torque found at Mowroad; Roman Road Over Blackstone Edge; Silver Arm found at Tunshill; Stone Hammer found at Oakenrod; Arms of Rochdale (?) and Chadwick; Rochdale "Stores" 1844 and 1867; Arms of the Borough of Rochdale; Capital of a Pillar in Parish Church; Arms os Yeomanry Seats in Parish Church; Gartside Brass in Parish Church; Oak Boss in Roof of Trinity Chapel; Whitworth Chapel in 1849; Todmorden Chapel; Littleborough Chapel in 1770; Milnrow Chapel in 1772; Rochdale Parish Church; Castleton Hall; Newbold in 1840; The Wood in 1860; Butterworth Hall in 1840; Belfield Hall; Plan of Bellfield Hall; Clegg Hall in 1831; Turnough in 1831; Schofield in 1829; Birchinley in 1889; Wildhouse in 1840; The Holt in 1834; Ladyhouse in 1840; Buckley Hall in 1800; Buckley Chapel in 1829; Stubley Hall in 1889; Windy Bank in 1840; Town House (Lower) in 18th Century; Todmorden Hall; Chadwick Hall, South front, North Front; Oakenrod in 1830; Arms of Royds; Spotland Gate in 1889; Great House (Amen Corner) in 1889; Wolstenholme Hall in 1830. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-4kg. Inventory No: 51113010019. . This book is heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional shipping charges..

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        LE CERAMICHE E MAIOLICHE FAENTINE dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo XVI, Appunti storici..., Faenza, Giuseppe Montanari Editore, 1889.

      Ril. carton. rivestito tipo pelle, dorso e angoli in mz. pelle, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 34x25, pp XII, 83 di t., 20 tavv più volte ripieg. con 86 splend. ill. a colori, 1 tav. reca 71 marchi di fabbricaz. Ediz. in 285 copie numer., la nostra è il n° 7. Contenute tracce d?uso est., peraltro ottimo esempl. con ill. di grande freschezza.

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        Le Ceramiche E Maioliche Faentine Dalla Loro Origine Fino Al Principio Del Secolo XVI


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        Firelog - Engine Co. 45 log from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889

      New York: New York Fire Department. Good. 1889. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by All Authors. Hardcover. A unique collectible and historical piece of Americana in Good condition. While the leather surface on the spine is eroded and the boards are rubbed and bumped along the edges, the unrestored binding itself is firm and tight and the condition of all 500 (none missing) pages is exceptional, none is loose, very clean appearance throughout, except the occasional fingerprinting or ink smudging from actually compiling the log. In the original marbled end-papers with the original sticker of Maverick & Wissinger, provider of stationery and the blank log book; The handwritten log of Brooklyn's Engine Company 45 from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889. An account of exceptional detail of the whereabouts of firemen, alarms and events, repairs and feeding of horses. Often with multiple entries per hour, 500 pages full of entries create a most authentic picture of the occurrences in the Fire Department. Includes names, residences, designations, and signatures of the various fire men. Engine Company 45 (The Bronx) started out as Chemical Engine 3 on January 1, 1874. It was later reorganized to Engine 45 on April 23, 1879.On January 1, 1898, the Cities of New York with the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, parts of Queens County and Staten Island merged into the Greater City of New York. The Brooklyn Fire Department became part of the FDNY on January 28, 1898 with the companies being renumbered on October 1, 1899 .

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        President Wiliiam H. Taft Signs a Photograph to Ambassador Whitelaw Reid

      Whitelaw Reid was the longtime editor of the New York Tribune and a close friend of Horace Greeley. He served as United States Ambassador to France from 1889 to 1892, when he became the Republican vice presidential nominee on a ticket headed by incumbent President Benjamin Harrison. In 1905, Reid was named Ambassador to Great Britain and remained in this post until his death in 1912 during the Taft presidency. An 11 by 14 inch Moffat photograph of Taft as President, from his Summer White House in Beverly, Mass., August 30, 1909, inscribed and signed "For Whitelaw Reid, with warm regards, Wm. H. Taft."

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - FIRST EDITION

      Charles L. Webster and Company 1889 - Here you have a very good FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York in 1889. This wonderful book was Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard; original half morocco binding with gilt title, raised bands on spine. As noted for the first edition, first printing of this rare book the caption "The King" has a small S-like ornament between the two words on page 59. Overall this book is in really nice shape and only has the minor issue of a corner chip off nine (9) pages - see 4th photo for corner chip - I would say that this was a publisher issue based on the uniformity of this. . Please check out the photos and act quickly as this rare book in this quite rare condition is priced to sell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VALAAMSKY MONASTYR' ("Valaam Monastery and Its Zealots")

      St. Petersburg: Valaam Monastery, 1889 Text in Russian. Tall 8vo (9" x 6") quarter-leather embossed and titled to spine. VIII, 3334, [1] pp. Illustrated (frontispiece, plates). Nice looking book. [Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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      - Francisco Ramirez Montesinos. nace en Madrid en 1889. Pintor de Escenas, retratos, composicion de murales, ilustrador. Estudio en el Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid en el taller de Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor. En 1912 obtiene el 2º premio de caricaturas organizado por el Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. Ilustra diferentes publicaciones periódicas españolas, francesas e hispano-americanas. Año: 1912 Técnica: Dibujo original (tinta) Firmado con tinta en el dibujo 1, Medidas: 4 dibujos 1ª (240 x 170 mm.) 2ª, 3ª y 4ª (170 x 120 mm.)

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      Paris: Affiches et Publicite Medium: Lithograph. Size in inches: 63" x 47-1/2" (Backing 65" x 49-1/2"). Size in centimeters: 160 x 120.6 cm (Backing 165 x 125.7 cm). Comments: Artist: Yury (Georgy) Annenkov (1889-1974). Text in French. Five-color stone lithograph. Matted on a linen canvas. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website..

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      Cape Town.. Varying condition, later issues of course Fine, early issues mainly VG but some of the early issues are "as is" although all bindings are at sound but varying from Good to at least VG+.. Bound non-uniformly in 69 hardcover volumes. Familiarly known as 'Bishops', Diocesan College is the third oldest school in South Africa. This is a very representative collection with noted exceptions in the early years, of the quarterly school magazine. Includes the following issues with omissions in runs noted [thus]. The numbering system was subject to the whims of the printer for many years and for instance it will be noted that at the start of a new year volume and issue number both were sometimes incremented simultaneously thus creating apparent gaps in the run which do not in effect exist as the dates show., Volume 1. 3.25 (1889), 5.41 (1891), 8.67 8.68 8.69 8.70 (1894), 9.94 (1897), 4.4 (1901), 501 502 (1902)., Volume 2. Special Jubilee issue 1849-1899., Volume 3. marks the start of the main run from 6.5 (Mar 1904) 6.6 [6.7] 6.8 (Dec 1904)., Volume 4. 7.1 (Mar 1905) [7.2] 7.3 to 7.7 (Sep 1906)., Volume 5. 8.1 (Mar 1907) [8.6] [8.7] to 8.8 (Dec 1908)., Volume 6. 9.1 (Apr 1909) to 9.8 (Dec 1910)., Volume 7. 10.9 (Apr 1911) to 10.11 (Sep 1911)., Volume 8. 11.1 (Dec 1911) [11.3] [11.4] [11.13] to 11.11 (Jun 1914)., Volume 9. 12.14 (Mar 1915) to 12.21 (Dec 1916)., Volume 10. 12.22 (Mar 1917) [12.23] to 12.29 (Dec 1918)., Thereafter a full run thus:, Volume 11. 12.30 (Mar 1919) to 13.37 (Dec 1920)., to 2006 all issues as issued. We calculate 414 issues total, the collection to be sold as is e&oe. Unlikely that a collection of this size exists outside of institutinal holdings. Ask about special freight rates for this item.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA desde los Tiempos Primitivos hasta la Muerte de Fernando VII. Continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por D. Juan Valera, con la colaboración de Andrés Borrego y Antonio Pirala. Obra completa en 25 volúmenes.

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona España 1889 - 23 x 15 cm. 25 volumenes, numerados, 1-25, con su encuadernación original en media piel en el lomo con tejuelos dorados y nervios. Planos en tela con el escudo Real y otros motivos gofrados. Bellas guardas originales decoradas. Cortes dorados. Multitud de grabados, repasados y completos. 1º, 2 h. - CXIX-259 pp. Retrato y 6 láminas. 2º, 2 h. - 402 pp. - 1 h. 5 láminas. 3º, 2 h. - 396 pp. 5 láminas. 4º, 2 h. - 395 pp. 6 láminas. 5º, 2 h. - 369 pp. - 1 h. 6 láminas. 6º, 2 h. - 387 pp. 5 láminas. 7º, 2 h. - 385 pp. 1 h. 8 láminas. 8º, 2 h. - 386 pp. - 1 h. 6 láminas. 9º, 2 h. - 395 pp. 4 láminas. 10º, 2 h. - 385 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas. 11º, 2 h. - 387 pp. 4 láminas. 12º, 2 h. - 396 pp. 6 láminas. 13º, 2 h. - 396 pp. 3 láminas. 14º, 2 h. - 395 pp. 3 láminas. 15º, 2 h. - 410 pp. - 1 h. 3 láminas. 16º, 2 h. - 450 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas. 17º, 2 h. - 475 pp. 3 láminas. 18º, 2 h. - 457 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas. 19º, 2 h. - 452 pp. 20º, 2 h. - XXIV-388 pp. 21º, 2 h. - 451 pp. 7 láminas. 22º, 2 h. - 441 pp. - 1 h. 2 láminas. 23º, 2 h. - 393 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas. 24º, 2 h. - 412 pp. 3 láminas. 25º, 2 h. - 439 pp. 2 láminas. Profusión de ilustraciones intercaladas entre el texto . . Excelente estado. 1ª edición en encuadernación original en media piel y tela con gofrados [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Entwickelung der Gesetze des menschlichen Verkehrs und der daraus fliebenden Regein fur menschliches Handein

      Berlin: R. L. Prager, 1889. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. (full book description) R. L. Prager, Berlin, 1889. 2nd Edition Good, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", 277pgs. GERMAN TEXT. English title is "The Development of the Laws of Human Intercourse and the Consequent Rules of Human Action. 3/8" cover chip head of spine, front spine edge worn, slightly shelfwear at fore-edge corners, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Contents in VG condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        The Carrier Dove

      San Francisco: (Library of Spiritual Experience), 1889. Professionally rebacked, interior fine. Quarto.

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        Der Idiot. Roman in drei Bänden. Deutsch von August Scholz.

      S. Fischer,, Berlin, 1889 - 3 Bde. Berlin, S. Fischer, 1889. 8°. 3 Bl., 354 S.; 3 Bl., 334 S.; 3 Bl., 260 S. Neue Ln.-Bde. mit goldgrp. Rückenschildern. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Die Geschichte der Fürsten Myschkin, von Dostojewski in den Entwürfen zu seinem Buch noch als "Fürst Christus" bezeichnet: "Um darzutun, wie sehr der heillose Zustand irdischer Verhältnisse des Guten und Reinen bedarf, richtet Dostoevskij seine geistige und künstlerische Anstrengung auf die Nachbildung jener beispielhaften, in selbsloser Liebe sich erfüllenden Existenz." (KLL). - "Die gesamte Bewegung des Buchs gleicht einem ungeheuren Kratereinsturz." (Walter Benjamin). - (Kleiner Namenstempel auf 1. weissen Blättern. Papierbeding leicht gebräunt). - Sonst sauberes Exemplar der seltenen deutschen Erstausgabe. Sprache: Deutsch Neue Ln.-Bde. mit goldgrp. Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tine. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1889. XIX + 287 s. Plettet eksemplar med lille svag skjold yderst forneden indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærred. Navn fjernet fra smudstitelblad

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        Entwickelung der Gesetze des menschlichen Verkehrs, und der daraus fließenden Regeln für menschliches Handeln. Neue Ausgabe.

      Berlin, Prager, 1889. - (2) VIII 277 (1) S., mehr. Fig., (2) S. Anz., neuer. HLdr., min. stockfl. -- Titelauflage. - Die postume Berühmtheit Gossens veranlaßte den Nachfolger seines Verlegers Vieweg eine Neuausgabe des - wie man glaubte - 1858 auf sein Verlangen eingestampften Werkes zu veranstalten. Es handelt sich aber um die - nur mit neuem Titelblatt und einer zusätzlichen Vorbemerkung ergänzten - Druckbögen der ersten Ausgabe von 1854, die Prager von einem Neffen Gossens erstanden hatte.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889-1893.. Nine volumes. Half title in each volume. Original green cloth, spines gilt. Cloth shelfworn and lightly rubbed. Hinges of final three volumes mended. Tideline in lower margin of fifth, seventh, and ninth volumes, else quite clean and fresh internally. Very good overall. A mixed set, comprising first and second editions, of a true masterpiece of American historical writing, a work that gave form and shape to an era and whose themes influence the way we understand the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to this day. Adams' overarching theme is the unification - through policy, economy, and war - of a country that in 1800 was disunited. He melds a scientific approach to history involving copious and thorough documentation with a graceful and compelling literary style. Garry Wills, who has devoted a recent book to an examination of Adams' HISTORY..., calls it "the non-fiction prose masterpiece of the nineteenth century in America." Adams worked for ten years on the research and writing of his HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.... He wrote that with it he hoped "to exhaust all that I have to say in this compress this into three volumes [the original planned length of the work] and to expunge every unnecessary syllable, will be my great labor for several years. To make it readable is the great hope of my life" (quoted in the Library of America edition of the administration of Jefferson, p.1300). Adams worked with Scribner's in all aspects of the book's production and design, including the binding, thickness of paper, page design, typography, reproduction of maps and plans, indexing, chapter titles, and running headlines. The complete set of nine volumes was published in an edition of 1500 copies in 1889 to 1891. A volume of HISTORICAL ESSAYS was also published by Scribner's in 1891, bound uniformly with the HISTORY... and sometimes found with it, but it is not a part of the work proper and is not included here. Significantly, Adams continued to make revisions to his text, which were incorporated into later editions. The present set contains the first edition of the first volume; second edition of the second through sixth volumes; and the first edition of the seventh, eighth, and ninth volumes. "The most skillfully organized and most brilliantly presented interpretation of any period of our history yet attempted" - Howes. "The most valuable history of this important period, remarkable alike for its research, its penetrating analysis of character and political tendencies, and for the flood of light it throws upon every phase of the foreign relations of the country" - Larned. "A work that pioneers the new history coming into existence at the time. It offers archival research on an unprecedented scale in America, and combines it with social and intellectual history, diplomatic and military and economic history. This wealth of material is deployed with wit and a sense of adventure" - Wills. "In the best pages of the HISTORY... there is an almost mathematical sense of precision; an almost mechanistic sense of cause and effect and resultant motion; above all, an evolutionistic sense, not so much of progress (although this element is present) as of progression....No American historian, and few, if any European, has surpassed Adams' portrayal of the labyrinthian unfolding of human thought and the subtle interaction of one mind upon another" - Jordy. "The knowledge and ideas, the skill and imagination which made the historian an artist can best be seen in [this] masterwork" - Levenson. A monumentally important work of American history. HOWES A53, "aa." BAL 19, 20, 21, 22. LARNED 1580. Garry Wills, HENRY ADAMS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA (Boston & New York, 2005). William Jordy, HENRY ADAMS: SCIENTIFIC HISTORIAN (New Haven, 1952), pp.56, 63-64. J.C. Levenson, THE MIND AND ART OF HENRY ADAMS (Stanford, 1957), p.116.

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        Japanese Fairy Tales. Complete set of English translated stories. Numbers 1 - 20 on crepe paper bound in five volumes (four stories per volume)

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Original crepe paper books rebound into five tooled-leather volumes Bookplate of Alexander Scott Duncan to each front pastedown Second English translation edition Brown hardback leather cover with tooled-gilt spines and dentelled edges 160mm x 110mm (6" x 4"). [500pp.]. Beautifully illustrated with colour woodblocks. A rare beautifully preserved complete set of Hasegawa's Japanese Fairy Tale series in chirimen-bon. These soft, pliable story books were published in Japan from 1885 until as late as the 1960s. They are known as chirimen-bon. The woodblock prints that illustrate the fairy tales were based on those of the Meiji period and were bought chiefly as gifts by foreign travellers or by those wishing to learn about Japanese culture. Takejiro Hasegawa was the main publisher of chirimen-bon and such books were exported throughout the world. Exquisitely crafted, they remain highly collectable. The stories comprise: 1. Little Peachling; 2. Tongue-Cut Sparrow; 3. Battle of the Monkey and the Crab; 4.The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom; 5. Katchi-Kachi Mountain; 6.Nedzumi no Yome-Iri; 7. The Old Man and the Devils; 8.Urashima, The Fisher-Boy; 9. The Serpent With Eight Heads; 10. The Matsuyama Mirror; 11. The Hare of Inaba ; 12.The Cub's Triumph; 13. The Silly Jelly-Fish; 14. The Princes Fire-Flash and Fire-Fade; 15. My Lord Bag-O'Rice; 16. The Wooden Bowl; 17. Schippeitaro; 18. The Ogre's Arm; 19. The Ogres of Oyeyama; 20. The Enchanted Waterfall.

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        The Great West. A Vast Empire. A Comprehensive History of the Trans-Mississippi States and Territories. Containing Detailed Statistics and Other Information in Support of the Movement for Deep Harbors on the Texas-Gulf Coast

      Denver, CO.: Excelsior Printing Company.. First Edition.. 1889.. Black and white full page and in-text illustrations, xxxiv (of xxv)+262pp, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). MISSING rear cover and map "Texas Panhandle Route: Denver, Texas & Fort Worth RR". Front cover and title page loose and in tatters; contents in good condition. The preliminary notice states that The Great West is "published in the interests of the Inter-State Deep Harbor Committee, and its purposes are to inform the people of the United States regarding the immense resources of this "Vast Western Empire" and the importance to the country in general of the establishment of deep harbors on the Gulf coast of Texas. In concise form is presented a history of each state and territory west of the Mississippi River, in the regular order of their organization as states of territories, together with a review of their present resources, future prospects and paramount influence of the Great West upon the political horoscope of the United States." Some 160 pages are devoted to Colorado, many of which focus on Denver and surrounding areas. There are many portraits and illustrations throughout the publication, chiefly of Denver and Colorado. A booster publication with much detail. .

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        Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account on the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley.

      Subject: (Wallace). London, 1889, 8vo t.tela con fregi in nero alla cop. ant. e dorati al dorso, pp. XIV-363 con un ritr. dell'A. in antip. + num. tav. f.t.

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