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        Narrative and Critical History of America (8 Volumes, complete)

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co./Riverside Press, 1889. 1889 binding of complete 8-volume set ("Standard Library Edition") in handsome three-quarter Levant morocco leather bindings. Stated in Volume I: "Fifty copies of the first impression of this edition bound in three-quarter French Levant." Volumes range from Very Good+ to Fine. Tipped into the front of Volume I are three hand-written and SIGNED letters from the editor, Justin Winsor, dated 1886, 1887 and 1893 (two on Harvard College Library letterhead and one on the letterhead of this set). The front free endpaper along with the first 2 blank leaves upon which the letters are mounted have broken free from the binding and have caused a long closed horizontal tear to the half-title page. This is the only significant blemish to an otherwise Near Fine set. Volume 1 also has the bookplate of William S. Covington affixed to the front pasted endpaper. Books are clean, unmarked and firmly bound. Top page edges gilt. Bound in three-quarter dark blue Levant morocco with marbled paper over boards Spines are gilt-titled with five raised bands accented with gilt rules. Leather edged with gilt rules. Covers are clean and bright with light shelf rub and some wear to spine ends and corner tips; small scuff to Vol. I front cover. Bindings otherwise fine. Marbled endpapers, matching cover paper. Endpapers have cracked along a few internal hinges, but all hinges remain firmly intact, book blocks are solid, boards and spine straight. Contents are as follows: Volume I: Aboriginal America [1889]. Volume II: Spanish Explorations and Settlements in America from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century [1886]. Volume III: English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689 [1884]. Volume IV: French Explorations and Settlements in North America and those of the Portuguese, Dutch and Swedes 1500-1700 [1884]. Volume V: The English and French in North America 1689-1763 [1887]. Volume VI: The United States of North America, Part 1 [1887]. Volume VII: The United States of North America, Part 2 [1888]. Volume VIII: The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America [1889]. Liberally illustrated with black & white engravings, drawings, maps, facsimile documents and photos. Each volume indexed separately, with general index in Volume VIII. Trim size: 6-1/2 x 10". Photos available.. Signed By Editor. First Edition Limited. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Incidents in Chili, South America, 1817-1821

      Weymouth [Mass.]: A.W. Blanchard, Printer, [1889]. First edition. Red library buckram, gilt title on spine. A very good ex-lib copy, gilt accession numbers on spine, light soiling on title and last page, faint institutional stamp on rear pastedown. 8vo. Henry Hill (1795-1892), in this vivid pamphlet "printed to be sent to a few kind friends, with my compliments," was the first United States' merchant to bring weapons to the rebels fighting for Chilean independence. "Hill left New York about the middle of December, 1816, going to Baltimore, whence he embarked as supercargo on the brig Savage January 5, 1817, with a cargo of warlike stores, bound for South America. Finding it impossible to sell these in Buenos Aires, the ship sailed through the Straits of Magellan and reached Chile in May, where, before long, Hill got in touch with San Martin and finally disposed of his cargo. He lived in Valparaíso from 1817 to 1821, leaving there in March, 1821, and going to New York by way of Argentina and Brazil," (Hiram Bingham, Bulletin of the Pan American Union, Volume 26, Issue 1, p. 293). Scarce. Only one at auction in nearly half a century (or more), at Swann's New York Historical Society sale in 1978, lot 363, this copy, which sold for $320. OCLC locates only four copies: NH State Lib., Lib. of Congress, JCB, BN Chile.

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        Les Jeux du Cirque et La Vie Foraine

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        L'italie du nord

      Maison quantin, 1889. in4 Relié

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

      Tokyo: Kobunsha. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Original crêpe paper books rebound into five tooled-leather volumes Bookplate of Alexander Scott Duncan to each front pastedown. [1889]. Second 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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      ditta Nicola Zanichelli, 1889-1909., Bologna, - 17 (di 20) volumi in-4° (cm. 29), legature coeve in m. pelle e angoli (lievissime abrasioni e aloni), titoli in oro ai comparti dei dorsi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati, brossura editoriale conservata. Importante edizione originale delle opere complete nell'impressione di lusso in grande formato. Fu stampata in soli cento esemplari numerati (il ns. n.18 dedicato a Remigia Ponti Spitalieri); amplissimi margini e carta a mano in ottimo stato, testatine e capilettera in xilografia. Contiene: I) Discorsi letterari e storici; II) Primi saggi; III) Bozzetti e scherme; IV) Confessioni e battaglie; V) Ceneri e faville (prima serie); VI) Juvenilia e Levia gravia; VII) Ceneri e faville (seconda serie); VIII) Studi letterari; IX) Giambi ed epodi e Rime nuove; X) Studi saggi e discorsi; XI) Ceneri e faville; XIII) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XIV) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XVII) Odi barbare e Rime e ritmi; XVIII) Archeologia poetica; XIX) Melica e lirica del Settecento; XX) Cavalleria e umanesimo; mancano i tre volumi XII, XV, XVI. Fra il 1921 e il 1929 l'intera collana fu ristampata. «La edizione è tale da fare grandissimo onore alla loro tipografia: non so chi in Italia abbia mai fatto di meglio, tanto è severamente elegante la stampa e nitida la impressione» [Guido Mazzoni a Cesare Zanichelli, Roma 29 gennaio 1889]. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        BRITISH NURSES' ASSOCIATION. First Annual Report. 1889. [Drop title].

      [London]: 1889 - 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. 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. Later brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Kindergarten First Book. ABC of Objects for Home and School

      New York,: McLoughlin Brothers,, 1889.. Quarto, colour illustrations throughout; fine in pictorial boards. A delightful and particularly attractive American alphabet book, in very good original condition. McLoughlin Brothers - based in New York - was one of America's most prominent nineteenth-century publishers of educational works, producing some remarkably successful home-grown works rather than the more usual imports from European publishers. Their colour printing is justly famous.This endearing alphabet with multiple objects for each letter includes a handsome kangaroo.

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        Geschichte der Juden zu Sternberg mit dem Sakrament [Low German] (S)terneberch. Ua den bosen ioden volget hyr eyn gheschicht

      Vienna: Gilhofer, 1889. Limited edition. Very good. Wraps. 4to. 5-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches. 8pp pamphlet; woodcut illustration to first page. Likely one of 100 copies printed on old paper from the only known copy of the 1492 original, owned by Julius Krone and now lost. The original is one of several publications printed in 1492 or shortly thereafter regarding the Sternberg executions; this one printed by Matthaeus Brandis pamphlet, however, bears a complex woodcut showing the Host desecration. The text is in a combination of Low German and Latin. Edges worn, stain and an abrasion on the front page else in very good condtion. Bound with string, probably the original binding. The 1889 printing orignally had the following description: Niederdeutscher Druck von Mathäus Brandis in Lübeck um 1492. Photolithographische Reproduction. [The preface is signed Dr. F. M.]. Housed in a quarter leather chemise with marbled paper sides. See ISTC is00790260. A facsimile of this copy was issued in a limited edition in 2009.

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        The Day Will Come: A Novel. In three volumes

      London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition and complete set of Braddon's late nineteenth-century novel. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February 1915) was a British Victorian era popular novelist. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition as well as fortune. The novel has been in print ever since its publication, and has been dramatised several times. Braddon also founded Belgravia magazine (1866), which presented readers with serialised sensation novels, poems, travel narratives and biographies, as well as essays on fashion, history and science. The magazine was accompanied by lavish illustrations and offered readers a source of literature at an affordable cost. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with some shelfwear. Darkening and slight cockling to the cloth of the spines. Some slight marking tothe boards prominent tovolume III. Rear hinge of volume III slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound although the front free endpaper of volume III is working loose. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Some tidemarks to the first and last few pages of volume II and the rear endpapers of volume I. Overall: GOOD..

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        Der Sechste Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Breslau 1889

      [viii ad]+287+[i ad] pages with frontispiece, tables and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in leather with wrappers bound in. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5229) First edition.The German Chess congress held in Breslau in 1889 was significant for two reasons. Dr. Tarrasch out distanced all his rivals in the "Master Tournament" with 13 and Emanuel Lasker won the "Master Candidates Tournament" propelling them both into the international limelight. Amos Burn captured second in the "Master Tournament" with a score of 11 1/2, J Metger was third with 10 1/2.Condition:Rebound with original wrappers bound in else a very good copy.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889-1891. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Vol. 1- 446 pages. Vol. 2- 456 pages. Vol. 3- 471 pages. Vol. 4- 500 pages. Vol. 5- 428 pages. Vol. 6- 488 pages. Vol. 7- 417 pages. Vol. 8- 385 pages. Vol. 9- 369 pages. 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. Dark green cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine, grey end papers. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD+: very light wear to covers and spines, a few light scuff marks on covers, top edge of text block darkened, edges of text block lightly yellowed, pages clean, bindings very tight, each volume with book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover with some glue stains. Vol. 1- several light stains on rear cover. Vol. 2- several ink stains on top end of text block. Vol. 3- rear cover corner and corner of text block chewed by mice- the only volume with any damage. Vol. 4- light fading top bottom edge of spine end. Vol. 5- slightly more scuffing to rear cover. Vol. 8- top spine end with one small crack. Vol. 9- heavier wear to top front corner and top spine end.

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        Missionary Life and Work in New Zealand, 1833 to 1862. Being the private journal of the late Rev. John Alexander Wilson

      Auckland: Printed at the Star Office. Fair with no dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper is very fragile and brittle, requiring delicate handling. Moderate smoke stains to edges of leaves. Archival paper tape repairs to tears on several leaves. Corners of some leaves chipped, without loss of text. A 1 1/4" split to leather at head of front joint. Joints rubbed. Small 1/4" loss of leather at edges of corners of boards. ; Very scarce and seldom available (Andrew Fair's "Guide to Book Values 1962-1967" volume records a copy sold for £14 in July 1964 at Bethune's in Wellington, which was a fairly high price at the time; a copy of Paulin's The Wild West Coast of New Zealand is recorded in the same publication as selling for £4 15/- in the preceding year, 1963). Printed for private circulation only. Wilson was an early missionary in New Zealand. 114 pages + portrait frontispiece. Half-leather binding with marbled papered boards. Light purple endpapers. The binding dates probably from about 1920, the date of the inscription on the front endpaper. The inscription reads: "J. A. Wilson from his Father Jan[uar]y 2nd 1920 Te Karaka". Page dimensions: 207 x 132mm. This copy extra-illustrated with two additional plates. The first extra plate is an engraved illustration from another publication of "Taniwha Horeta (Old Hooknose). (The Chief who remembered the visit of Captain Cook.)" The second extra plate is a real photograph of the Maori Chief Rewi Maniapoto (1815-1894). [Bibliographical References: Bagnall 6140 - "Extracts from Te Puna diary (1833-34), Te Puriri (1834-35), Tauranga (1836-39), Opotiki (1839-51) and Auckland (1852-62) with visit to Taranaki during and after 1861 fighting"; Hocken 402 - "Excellent record of early native history and custom; one of the few missionaries who took the trouble to study and record them."] ; 8vo .

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        The American armamentarium chirurgicum.

      [C. H. Ludwig, printer 1889 - 4to. Rebacked on modern cloth, with original boards and leather spine label. Excellent binding and cover. Profusely illustrated with surgical instruments. 846 p. Clean, unmarked pages. All edges red. Over 3400 illustrations. Best 19th century American medical instrument catalog. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Queenie's Whim: Novel

      R Bentley & Son 1889 - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy, no dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to a Mr. Payne, 1-side 8vo.

      No place. 18th January 1889.. "Can you send a keg of Barbrick [?] molasses to Mrs Julia Porterfield, Vicksburg....on my account. I neglected to mention it to you today and wish to make the present to Mrs. Porterfield, your friend, Jefferson Davis". The letter creased and edge worn, blue crayon marked upper margin, the "D" of the "Dear" of "Dear Mr. Payne" smudged. Annotated to the reverse, tear upper right corner not affecting script. Tipped onto a folio sheet with the printed heading of the Consulat de Belgique, La N'lle Orleans on which is typed "Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy during the American War, 1860/65". Below, tipped onto the same sheet is an autograph letter signed from his wife, Varina, to "My dear Mr. Landauer" - "I was extremely ill when your note came asking for an autograph of my husband - and am sorry to say I have nothing of the kind here......when I go home I might find some but it is not generally known that I wrote & signed for him for years, so that he seldom had use for pen or paper. Mr. Payne has some letters of his & might at once be able to give you a signature....". Signed Varina Jefferson Davis. Room 128, N.Y. Hotel, New York, March 21st 1891. 2 1/2 sides 8vo, mourning paper, creased. Mr. Landauer had obviously heeded her advice to contact Mr. Payne and, as the above letter regarding molasses testifies, was successful in obtaining the autograph he desired. Mr. Payne is most likely J. U. Payne (1808 - 1905), a personal friend of Jefferson Davis, the owner of many sugar plantations in Louisiana and of offices and warehouses in New Orleans. He contributed $750,000 to the Confederate cause at the outbreak of the War.

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      Lausanne: F. Payot; Vevey, Loertscher and Jacot-Guillarmod, (1889). Oblong octavo. (24) ff. A panorama which opens out to show a colorful wedding procession of musicians, vintners, farmworkers, and costumed villagers. The Roman goddesses of the harvest, Ceres and Pales, follow their attendants in ox-drawn chariots, and Bacchus' chariot is pulled by fat Sileni and fauns, wearing vines and skins, and preceded by a brass band. The bride and groom are followed by their trousseau: a cart full of furniture. Lithographed in color by Haemmerle of Lausanne. Neat repairs to two joints, and light rubbing to extremities of pictorial boards, else fine.

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        The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress.

      The Sixth American Chess Congress, containig the games of the international chess tournament held at New York in 1889, one issue only of 500 copies 1891. 490 pp. issued to Louis D. Cohn. New York 1891. 4o, red cloth,  chess board stamped on front and rear board, gilt lettered to spine, top edge gilt, front and foot edges rough.Condition: frayed corners, wear to boards, moderately soiled, few waterstains to rear board, front endpaper hinge cracked(only the paper), cataloging stamp on pastedown front endpaper, few pages with an engraved name made with a special mark, a couple o pages with a name´s inscription made with a thin felt-tip pen, else very good.

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        Cleopatra: An Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as Set Forth by His Own Hand

      Longmans Green, London, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Limited edition of fifty-seven copies of which this is number 28. An extremely scarce book in any condition. This copy does contain some water-damage marks at various points throughout the book, and in several spots contains some smears of oil paint. The plates and tissue guards are all intact, the plates being in excellent condition, but the guards slightly browned. Outside of these guards, and apart from a VERY occasional spot here and there, the book is very largely free of foxing. A set of photographs of these flaws can be supplied to any interested party upon request. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Top edge gilt, faded. Minor water damage to text, covers unaffected. Covers are slightly grubby in spots, but otherwise in sound condition.. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Egypt; Early (0-1000 AD); History. Inventory No: 16753. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        DRAGON'S TEETH A Novel from the Portuguese

      New York: Ticknor & Company. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Hinge starting. Owner book plate. .

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      1889. [the fine Michael Sadleir set] In Three Volumes. London: Chatto & Windus, 1889. 32 pp Vol III ads dated October 1888. Original blue-green cloth decorated in red-orange and black. First English Edition of the last novel completed by Wilkie Collins prior to his 1889 death -- published actually in late 1888. (Because the novel first appeared serially in Tillotson's syndicated publications in the UK during the first half of 1888, two US publishers were able to issue cheap pirated editions prior to this UK three-decker.) This copy of this book has it all: a great still-very-readable-today tale, a flamboyant late-triple-decker original binding, amazing condition, and an impeccable provenance.~ In THE LEGACY OF CAIN, Collins asks the question, can evil be inherited? Helena and Eunice are two sisters, their birth-dates kept unknown to them because one of them (until the end, neither the girls nor the reader knows which) was adopted after her mother killed her father and was executed. Into the mix comes the former mistress of the murdered father, the ghostly apparition of the executed mother, embezzlement, more than one instance of attempted murder... in short, vintage Collins. (An interesting footnote: Collins dedicated the book to the wife of his solicitor, who in turn embezzled from Collins's estate soon thereafter -- just as happens to one of the characters in this novel.)~ For this book Chatto & Windus used a binding of blue-green cloth that has an elaborate front cover design that gradually shifts from black to red-orange and back to black: this fade-in / fade-out technique had just been mastered by binders, and appears in similar fashion on another 1888 Chatto & Windus three-decker, Walter Besant's HERR PAULUS. By 1888 the three-decker format (demanded by the lending libraries, which were now losing their control of fiction publishing) was closing in on its 1894 death -- so, as here, the publishers pulled out all the stops in trying to create magnificent binding styles the public would want if only for their appearance on the shelf.~ As for condition, this set is quite simply -- FINE. There is scarcely any soil or wear, the design and gilt lettering remain sharp, the original patterned endpapers are present and intact, and there is scarcely any foxing on the leaves within. It is hard to imagine a better copy in existence.~ Provenance: each volume bears the small oval bookplate of the renowned bibliophile and bibliographer Michael Sadleir, plus the small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of the fastidious collector Mrs. J. Insley Blair, whose collection was sold by Sotheby's in late 2004. Gasson p. 93; Parrish & Miller pp 126-127; Sadleir XIX 595; Wolff 1362.

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        Australia Twice Traversed

      London,: Sampson Low and Co.,, 1889.. Two volumes, octavo, with 21 plates, six folding coloured maps and illustrations in the text; inscribed "David W. Carnegie W.A. 1897" on half-titles of both volumes; in the fully pictorial grey-green cloth boards, lettered in gilt; spines slightly aged, a very good copy. A wonderful association copy of Giles's famous book.Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through central and western Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men). Australia Twice Traversed is among the most handsome of nineteenth-century Australian books, and one of the most popular of all Australian exploration accounts.This copy belonged to the great Australian explorer David Carnegie, and was in a small collection of Carnegie material that remained in the hands of his descendants until the 1980s. It has since been in the library of a prominent New South Wales book collector.Wantrup, 202a.

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        Australia Twice Traversed. Volume Two only

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Good with no dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume Two only of two volumes. Title continues: "The romance of exploration, being a narrative compiled from the journals of five exploring expeditions into and through Central South Australia, and Western Australia, from 1872 to 1876". x, [2], 363, [1] pages + 23 illustrations ( 6 full page) + 3 folding colour maps. Green illustrated cloth with gilt titles on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 221 x 143mm. Rebacked with most of original spine laid down. Endpapers replaced, with original free endpapers preserved as fly leaves. ; 8vo .

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        A Clinical Atlas of Venereal & Skin Diseases

      Philadelphia: Lea Brothers and Company, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant folio. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers and Company, 1889. Fine binding, 3/4 modern black leather with green cloth. A superior copy. 427pp. 58 color plates, 85 text woodcuts. Internally very good, with clean, unmarked pages. No foxing. Extremely heavy, 23 lbs. Taylor was the President of the American Dermatological Association. Minor scratch on rear board. See our pictures.

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        FABIAN ESSAYS IN SOCIALISM. By Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, William Clarke, Sydney Olivier, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas and Hubert Bland

      The Fabian Society. London.,1889. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A very good copy. Original green cloth with dark green lettering and decoration, designed by Walter Crane, to front board and spine. Binding is a little rubbed and bumped to corners but overall this is a very good, tight copy. Housed in a green cloth covered chemise and a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. Laurence BB7.:

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        Monuments pour servir ? l'histoire de l'?gypte chr?tienne au IV-e si?cle. Histoire de saint Pakh?me et de ses communaut?s. Documents coptes et arabe in?dits, publi?s et traduits

      Ernest Leroux, Editeur. Used - Good. Quarto. Leather Hardcover, 1889. . Ex-library with the usual treatments. 711 pp. Original text in Arabic and Coptic with French translation. Bound in quarter leather with marbeld boards. Small tear in leather along lower front joint, some rubbing wear to extremities. Textblock square and upright. Pages show light toning to margings, otherwise clean in every way throughout. Binding is solid. Tome handles well. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Vicinity

      Chattanooga and Philadelphia: T.H. Payne & Co. and Griffith Morgan Hopkins, 1889. Folding pocket map printed in dark blue, full period hand colouring. Folds into original oatmeal card wrappers, titled on the upper cover, advertisement on the lower. (Separations at folds). 19 x 23 inches. Unusual 19th century pocket map of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga bookseller T. H. Payne & Co. published this attractive map, showing the city centered on Union station with the surrounding four mile radius. The various sections of the city are all individually coloured, all streets are named and numerous railroads and "electric" railroads criss-cross the city. In the lower left corner, Lookout Mountain is shown, and Payne's advertisement on the rear cover advertises view and guidebooks to the Civil War battlefield. The map was printed by Hopkins, who in the same year issued his Atlas of the City of Chattanooga, which included this map as the Index sheet. This pocket map version, however, was separately published for promotional use by Payne, the city's leading bookseller and stationer. Cf. Phillips A List of Maps of America, p.226.

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        Ko te Pukapuka a Moromona [First edition of the Book of Mormon in Maori]

      Akarana [i.e. Auckland]: He mea ta e Henare Perete. Poor with no dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Poor, an incomplete copy, lacking 3 preliminary leaves, including the title leaf (pages iii through viii are missing). The half-title page is present, but with selotape repairs along the inner margin. The main body of the text of the Book of Mormon is complete. 1" splits to leather at head of joints. 3/4" and smaller chips to leather at corners of boards. Front inner hinge reinforced with selotape. Lacking the front free endpaper. Owner's signatures dated 1908 on endpapers "[?] Manaao, April 16. 1908 / Rangitane". Some pencil scribbles on final text leaf and on endpapers. Split to gutter at rear between pages 734 and 735. ; (i-ii), (ix)-xii, 748 pages, lacking pages (iii) through (viii). Original blind-stamped full leather binding with gilt decoration at head and tail of spine. Page dimensions: 176 x 113mm. The first edition of the Book of Mormon in the Maori language. Published in Auckland, New Zealand in 1889. [Bibliographical Reference: "Books in Maori" by Phil Parkinson & Penny Griffith, Number 1242 - "First attempts at translation were not successful but in March 1887 the annual convention appointed Ezra Richards and Sondra Sanders Jr to carry out the work, assisted by the mission president's wife Katie Paxman. Richards's diary records the process in detail [. . .]"]; 8vo .

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      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1889. First Edition, second issue without the “S”. Illustrated in black and white throughout by Dan Beard. Square 8vo, publisher’s original olive green cloth lettered in gilt and with pictorial designs in blue, black and gilt on the upper cover, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt similarly to the upper cover. xv, 575, [2 ads]. A very pleasing, very handsome copy. The cloth especially bright and well preserved, the text clean, fresh, solid and fine, the front hinge shaken, otherwise a very fine copy inside and out. A VERY PLEASING FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Twain's classic story of a hapless Yankee transported back in time to the court of King Arthur. The familiar characters of the Camelot legend, the monarchy, and even the church are transformed by Twain's gift for satire. Beard’s illustrations are rendered with vigor and good humor well-suited to this amusing tale. Over the years the story has been among Twain’s most often imitated with a wide range of movies, books and television episodes drawing on the theme. Even Bugs Bunny acted out the role of Twain’s Yankee hero and Bing Crosby gave him a singing voice.

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        F.C.B.E. "Recnenerdos of the Argentino Republic" & "Autograph Album." Dedicado al Senor A. C. Brown con motino de su alida de la Cerencia del Ferro-carril Buenos Aires Puerto de la Ensenada entestimonio del aprecio estima quele profesan sus agradecidos subalternos.1879-1894. Two Volumes

      Two large albums presented to A.C. Brown, who was employed by the Buenos Aries and Ensenada Port Railway. Phogograph album is landscape 4to bound in full calf with symetrical pattern in blind; upper board has engraved gilt lettering "A.C. Brown 1889 F.C.B.E." with gilt floral design and double gilt borders. Small split to upper joint; bds. sl. rubbed. Contains 38 photographs, approx. 21cm x 17cm, laid down on card, all edges gilt; two of the photographs are duplicated. Views are predominently of railway stations, trains and lines eg Berazatecui, Puente Incas, Cacheuta, Uspallata, Punta Rieles, one captioned Tribu en Armas, race courses and five photographs of groups of gauchos engaged in various activities. A most interesting collection of photographs offering a fascinating insight into life in the nineteenth-century Argentinian interior. The presentation album is large 4to, full calf, with A.C. Brown's signature moulded into metal and laid down on upper board. Inner gilt dentelles with deep red silk eps. affected by damp. This vol. has a beautiful ornate hand-inscribed dedication page to A.C.Brown with exquisite calligraphy and illumination incl., within the 3 cap. initials, tiny coloured paintings of trains and a railway signal; at the head of this page are the dates 1889-1894 and at the tail is Buenos Aires 31 December 1893. The volume has been inscribed by 310 employees of the Buenos Aires and Ensenada Port Railway. Landscape maroon cloth, (10 x 14.5 inches), gilt borders and & inscription. "Recnenerdos of the Aegentino Republic" to A. C. Brown from Staff of the Buenos Aires & Ensenada Port Railway. VG- and VG

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      1889. Paperback. Fine. WALTON, William. THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776-1891. Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1889-1895. Edition de luxe, number 164. Two folio volumes in 12 parts: Army; Navy, and a register of the Army and Navy from 1775-1865. [2], 128; 38, 171 pp. Housed in publisher's cloth portfolios, while the 12 parts are present, one of the portfolio folders is missing. Illustrated with 44 hand-colored plates and with numerous black & white illustrations tipped-in to text leaves. Plates and text are printed on paper watermarked with the title. The plates are beautfully colored and fresh. The text leaves and plates were originally glued into paper wrappers, which were then glued into the portfolios; the glue has disintegrated and the sheets are now loose in the portfolios. The title- page is lacking. There is marginal dampstaing to many text leaves, with some dust-soiling at edges, and the portfolios are soiled. This is truly a de luxe edition, with printing and paper of the best quality, but the condition is problematic. However, the color plates are all fine. The set is offered as is. (Howes W79).

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        Autograph letter signed ("Vlaminck").

      Possibly La Tourillière, near Beauce, n. d. - 160:115 mm. Single page on the artist's notepaper (with his farm address, La Tourilliere), five lines of text in black ink. To the French French art collector, writer and publisher Christian Zervos (1889-1970), noting that he is sending Zervos two photographs by courier. - Text slightly faded.

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        LIST Of CHINESE MEDICINES. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. III. - Miscellaneous Series: No. 17

      Shanghai:: Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs,. 1889.. 10-7/8" x 8-5/8". 1st edition. x, 493, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's green cloth spine over printed yellow paper-wrapped boards. Printed paper title label to spine.. General edgewear, with old rebacking [95% of original spine laid-. down]. Abrasion to front board, with minor loss of text [see image].. Front paste-down with old Customs label affixed. Title leaf with. old repair along gutter. Some prior owner annotations. Withal, a VG. copy.. A massive work that, even though compiled by British Customs to track mercantile activity, essentially forms an encyclopedic reference for thousands of Chinese medicines - roots, grasses, barks & husks, twigs & leaves, flowers, seeds & fruits, insects, toads, sundries, &c, &c.Ê & & The medicine [name in Chinese, English (or Latin) & 'Transliterated According to Wade'] is presented in tabular form, listed under each province, with the amount and value of each commodity provided, as well as production source location. Of especial note is the "General Alphabetical List of Chinese Medicines", pp 432 - 493. & & An invaluable historic commerical record for the subject, OCLC records just 5 holding institutions, of which just one is in the United States. ABPC shows just one copy coming to auction these past 30+ years, and that back in the year 2000. & & Rare in the trade.

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        Australia Twice Traversed

      London,: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, 1889.. Two volumes, octavo, with 21 plates, six folding coloured maps and illustrations in the text; in the fully pictorial grey-green cloth boards, lettered in gilt, untrimmed; spines a bit faded and rubbed, slightly loose, corners and extremities slightly frayed; the F.G. Coles copy with bookplate. First edition: 'arguably the most handsomely produced of late nineteenth-century Australian books' (Wantrup).Giles, with some justice, called himself 'the last of the Australian explorers', and was the first to attempt the crossing from the Telegraph Line to Western Australia. In 1872 he set off from Chambers Pillar with two companions on a modest expedition, financed largely with the help of Ferdinand von Mueller. Failing to cross Lake Amadeus, he turned back, but not before he had traversed some 1000 miles of hitherto uncharted territory. Giles cherished the hope of making a successful crossing, and although 'forestalled by Peter Warburton and John Forrest, Giles succeeded in his cherished aim of making an overland crossing from South to Western Australia in 1875. Equipped with camels by Thomas Elder, he set out from Beltana and went for supplies to Port Augusta whence he proceeded first north-west and then west along a string of waterholes, Wynbring, Ooldea, Ooldabinna and Boundary Dam, until he reached the Western Australian border.' (ADB)Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through the centre and the west of Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men).This is among the most handsome of nineteenth-century Australian books, and one of the most popular of all Australian exploration accounts.

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      Cambridge: Published by the Author, 1889.. Three volumes. Twenty-three chromolithographic plates (including three frontispiece portraits) plus numerous other illustrations and three folding maps (two colored). Quarto. Modern half morocco, spines gilt. Ex- lib. with perforated stamp on each titlepage and an occasional internal perforated stamp. Internally very neat and clean. Despite the unobtrusive marks, a near fine set. Scudder produced this privately printed work in an elaborate fashion. It is one of the most important books about butterflies produced in the U.S. in the 19th century. The work illustrates the rapidly changing world of illustration technology, with finely executed chromolithographs by Thomas Sinclair and Julius Bien of Philadelphia, as well as more precise images in black and white using gelatin process photographs, photogravures, and electrotypes. BENNETT, p.96. McGRATH, pp.46,148. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 106.

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      1889. BAILLY. COCHINCHINE FRANCAISE/DICTIONNAIRE CHINOIS-FRANCAIS, 5 BOOKS IN 4 VOLUMES. Saigon: Rey & Curiol, 1889. 4to., quarter black leather (sunned to dark red) with raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled paper covered boards. Boards shelfworn, a few scratches; letaher worn at joints, heels and crowns. Small cloth circular labels affixed to top segment of spines. Occasional light pencil notes in Chinese, French and English. Pages age- toned, with an occasional chip, not affecting text. Volumes 1-5, with 4 & 5 together in the last volume. Chinese-French dictionary.

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        Die traumatischen Neurosen nach den in der Nervenklinik der Charité in den letzten 5 Jahren gesammelten Beobachtungen bearbeitet und dargestellt. Mit Anhang: Weitere Mittehilungen in Bezug auf die traumatischen Neurosen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Simulationsfrage. Vortrag

      Berlin, Hirschwald 1889. 24 cm. In 1 Band. 6, (2), 146; 54 Seiten Festeinband, Halbleineneinband der Zeit - NDB 19, 566 - Erstausgabe seines ersten Hauptwerks. Oppenheim (1858 - 1919), 1883 - 1891 Assistent bei Karl Friedrich Otto Westphal an der Nervenklinik der Berliner Charité, setzte sich konsequent für die Eigenständigkeit der Neurologie ein. Nach ihm benannt sind die "Oppenheimsche Krankheit" (Myotonia congenita), der "Oppenheimsche Unterschenkelreflex" und der "Oppenheimsche Gang" bei multipler Sklerose (NDB). Durchgängig Anstreichungen, S. 106-122 mit Buntstift, Namenseintrag auf Titel -

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        Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Complete 22 volume set

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,. 1889.. The "Standard Library Edition", elegantly bound in half brown morocco, gilt title and devices decorate the 6 compartments on spine, raised bands, marbled boards. 8vo, engraved frontis & plates throughout, illustrations in text. A handsome set indeed, in fine condition.

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        The Art Album of New Zealand Flora

      Wellington: Messrs. Bock & Cousins. Good with no dust jacket. 1889. First Thus. Hardcover. Binding shaky. Spine leather deteriorating. 3" split to leather at top of front joint. 5" split to leather at top of rear joint. 1/2" chips to leather at head of spine. Spine leather creased vertically with some superficial splitting. Hinges cracked. Pages 33-34 and the two neighbouring plates detached (but present). Plates very clean overall, occasionally a few spots of foxing, mainly to the margins. Light 1/2" dampstain to lower corner of some leaves. Tissue guards present to all plates.; Volume I (all published). "Authors' Edition" (the work had previously been published in 1888 in three separate parts). Subtitled: "being a systematic and popular description of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and the adjacent islands". xviii,180 pages. Full maroon morocco binding with gilt and black decoration to spine. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Page dimensions: 292 x 238mm. With 40 attractive chromolithographs (including frontispiece), printed in New Zealand. List of subscribers to the "Authors' Edition" on pp. 179-180. Bagnall records that the prospectus for this work advertised the availability of copies bound in cloth, full calf, or morocco. This is one of the morocco bindings. A further two volumes were planned but never published. A "definitive work calculated to debunk the widely held belief that '... there are no flowers in New Zealand'." - Dawson, page 67. "[T]his enormously expensive project pretty well bankrupted the original printers, William Bock and Alfred Cousins - their partnership was dissolved soon after the publication of the 'Album'." - Dawson, page 74. [References: Bagnall 1884; Dawson, Bee "Lady Painters: The Flower Painters of Early New Zealand" (1999) pp. 60-75; Sampson, F. Bruce "Early New Zealand Botanical Art" (1985) pp. 93-94.]; 4to .

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        Gesammelte Werke. 12 Bände [in 7 Bände gebunden].

      Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Verlag der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung / ab Bd.2 mit dem Zusatz Nachfolger, o.J. [verm. ]. 1889 - Goldgeprägte Leineneinbände, kl.8°, mit einem Frontispiz in Bd 1, Schnitt marmoriert; -ordentliche Exemplare, Stempel auf Titelblättern.

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        Vista Panorámica de la Ciudad de Lima”

      1889 - Lima, 1889. Impreso en albúmina. (16.7 x 22.8 cm.). En buen estado de conservación. Impresionante y única imagen panorámica de la ciudad de Lima vista desde el cerro San Cristóbal. En la imagen es posible observar a tres ciudadanos con la indumentaria de la época. Se aprecian reconocidos lugares de Lima como la plaza de Acho, además de observarse numerosas áreas verdes que en la actual Lima han desaparecido. También se puede observar baterías de la artillería peruana a ser utilizadas en la defensa de Lima contra la invasión chilena. Actualmente es muy difícil hallar imágenes panorámicas de la ciudad de Lima. Rarísima fotografía.

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden

      Wien u. Olmütz, Hölzel 1889-1891.. 3 Bde. gr.-8°. XVI, 585 (1); XVI, 500; XVI, 740 S. Mit 120 Taf. (inkl. Titelportr.), 385 Textabb., 2 gefalt. Stammtaf. u. 24 (v. 25) meist gefalt., tlw. farb. Karten u. Plänen. Ln. d. Zt. Einbde. etw. fleckig, Kanten berieb. Einzelne Lagen gelockert. Es fehlt d. letzte Karte im 3. Bd. (durch Kopie ersetzt u. eingebunden). Henze II, 728; ADB L, 728; Embacher 160; Paulitschke I, 116; Kainbacher 204 - Beschreibung der beiden Afrika-Expeditionen des deutsch-russischen Afrikaforschers Wilh. Junker (1840-1892). Das Werk "gilt noch heute als eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikalitteratur." (ADB)

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        Village Boys & Their Amusements. [Album of 18 pen and ink drawings]

      N.p. [Cookham, England], june 1889. Oblong 12mo. Pen and ink on paper, each of the 18 drawings titled opposite (two-page spreads title in the drawing). One inserted sketch on a folded leaf, annotated on verso in the hand of the recipient. Black morocco backed notebook, ticket of J. Tillyer & Co., Oxford. Binding broken, spine perished, internally fine . Album of drawings from the pen of William G. Spencer of Cookham, Berkshire. Opposite the title leaf is a dedication "A.D.C. with love from William Spencer June 1889". The scenes depict a year's worth of rural amusements: "Snow-balling," "[Field] Hockey," "Football," "Leapfrog," "Marbles," "A Running Race," "Merry Anglers," "Rounders on Cookham Moor," "Quoits," "The School Great," "Punch & Judy," "The Paper Chase" (two-page spread), "Tug of War," "The Village Drum & Fife Band," "Merry Archers," "Cricket. The Winning Run. Great Excitement" (two-page spread), Guy Fawkes Day," and "On the Ice" [signed "W.G.S. 1889"]. The annotation on a loosely inserted sketch of a rustic "with the sun in one hand and a watering-pot in the other" identifies the artist as William Spencer "as a boy" and is signed "A. D. Coleridge." Arthur Duke Coleridge (1830-1913) was clerk of assizes on the Midland circuit and author of Eton in the Forties, by an old Colleger (1896); and Reminiscences (1921), edited by J.A. Fuller-Maitland. William Spencer (1846-1928), "Pa," was a music teacher and organist who lived at Fernlea in Cookham and was father of eight children, and "was described by an acquaintance as 'a patriarchal figure who cycled around Cookham reciting Ruskin aloud'"(ODNB). His eldest son William, the artist of this album, was a child prodigy pianist who went on to become a professor at the Bern Music Institute. William "most certainly was a draughtsman. Indeed he had to decide between a career in art or one in music, and decided on music - My feeling is that both [Pa and Will] may have been associated with the London Bach Choir which A.D. Coleridge helped set up in 1875" (Ken Pople, personal communication, 2006). William's two younger brothers were British artists Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) and Gilbert Spencer (1893-1979); all received an unconventional late Victorian education at home. Stanley spent much of his life in the village of Cookham, where the Stanley Spencer Gallery is now maintained in his memory. Unusual and interesting

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        Father O'Flynn

      London - Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this collection of Irish songs by Alfred Perceval Graves. Containing the hugely popular song,Father O'Flynn. Alfred Perceval Graves (22 July 1846 - 27 December 1931), was an Anglo-Irish poet, songwriter, and school inspector. He was a contributor of prose and verse to the Spectator, The Athenaeum, John Bull, and Punch magazine. He took a leading part in the revival of Irish letters. He was for several years president of the Irish Literary Society, and was the author of many other songs and ballads. In collaboration with Charles Stanford he published Songs of Old Ireland (1882), Irish Songs and Ballads (1893), the airs of which are taken from the Petrie MSS. ; the airs of his Irish Folk-Songs (1897) were arranged by Charles Wood, with whom he also collaborated on Songs of Erin (1901). He published an autobiography, To Return to All That in 1930, as a response to his son Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with fading to spine and marks to boards. Slight straining to front hinge. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with occasional spots and marks and slight curling to the foot of a few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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