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        Kultur und Industrie Südamerikanischer Völker ... Text und Beschreibung der Tafeln von Max Uhle

      Berlin: Verlag Von A. Asher & Co., 1889-1890. 2 volumes, folio. (19 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches). 55 plates lithographed by Julius Klinkhardt, including chromolithographs and collotypes. Expertly bound to style in half red morocco over red pebbled cloth covered boards, flat spine in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. An important illustrated ethnographic survey of the art, culture and industry of South America. Stubel and Reiss conducted their groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mineralogy, geology, archaeology, astronomy and ethnography in South America between 1868-1877. The present illustrated survey is devoted to the ancient (volume 1) and then-present day (volume two) ceramics, metalwork, basketry and weaving of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. The superb illustrations are a combination of chromolithographs as well as photomechanical process all by the lithographer Klinkhardt in Leipzig. Palau 323043.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Nursery "Alice"

      London: MacMillan and Co.,, 1889. Containing Twenty Coloured Enlargements from Tenniel's Illustrations. With Text Adapted to Nursery Readers. The Cover designed and Coloured by E. Gertrude Thomson. Small quarto, pp. [xi] + 56 + [v] + [ii] adverts. Original cloth-backed glazed paper boards, decoration and titles to upper board in colour. Housed in a quarter navy morocco solander case with card queen and king onlay design. Colour frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Boards rubbed, scuffed, marked and tanned, wear to corners and edges, some light spotting to contents, worming to inner part of the lower board and the final two leaves. A good copy. Second (first published) edition, presentation copy, first issue with "price four shillings" on the title page. With the author's presentation inscription on the half-title, "Bessie Slatter, from the Author. Mar. 25 1890". Bessie Slatter was one of Dodgson's former child models: on 2 July 1860 he had first photographed her, then aged 6, at Christ Church, Oxford, and photographed her again (with a guinea pig) probably in 1861. Her father John was vicar of Sandford-on-Thames, 1852–61, and a close friend of Dodgson's at that time. He had a first in mathematics at Oxford, and was an amateur astronomer, meteorologist, and antiquarian. The first printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Carroll in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. Five hundred copies were sent for issue in the USA, but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example being the earliest.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles L Webster & Company, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles L Webster & Company, New York 1889. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Original green cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. Dated 1889 on the title and copyright pages. First State with the "S" like ornament present between "The" and "King" in the caption below the illustration on page 59. Scarce. {ref: BAL 3429}. Book Condition: Very Good, bright front board illustration, shelf wear, bumped rubbed corners, fraying at the spine, two inch tear at the rear outer gutter of the spine, pages lightly age toned with minor spots, paper at the endpaper gutters repaired.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster. Publisher's brown half morocco over brown pebbled cloth. Marbled text-block and end-papers. Former owner name stamped to margin of one text page (p.47), Edges/corners with light wear, small breaks on three corner tips, else a very bright and clean copy. Pages evenly toned. 575 pp, 2 pp. adv. FIRST EDITION Mixed state: no "s"-like ornament in caption p.59 but with perfect type on p.72. No half title on fly leaf. Publisher's stamp on lower rear end-page indicating book was for subscribers. ....Additional photos available. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1889. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster. 1889. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first state: the caption to the image on page 59 reads, "The s King." 575 pp. Hardcover, green cloth with ornate gilt titles and design, 8vo., illustrated by Dan Beard. Very Good copy: small puncture at front board near the last letter of "Yankee,"; blue stamping at front board show slight rubbing, though gilt has remained bright and complete; mild wear and tear to head and foot of spine. Bright, unmarked text; only early tanning to page borders. Sound binding. Protected in mylar sleeve. Previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown and pencil signature at fly leaf. The former owner was William West Durant. Mr. Durant, 1850-1934, was a designer and developer of camps in the Adirondack Great Camp style, including many which are now national historic landmarks. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        ART FRANCAIS -

      Edition : PARIS, L. BASCHET, 1889 - PUBLICATION OFFICIELLE DE LA COMMISSION DES BEAUX-ARTS - Introduction (Paul MANTZ), La peinture d'histoire (L de FOURCAUD), Le portrait (Maurice HAMEL), Les moeurs et le genre (Gustave GEFFROY), Le paysage (André MICHEL), La sculpture (Henry FOUQUIER), Le dessin (Arsène ALEXANDRE), La médaille (Roger MARX), L'architecture (Louis GORSE), L'estampe (Alfred de LOSTALOT), La caricature (Armand DAYOT) - Demi reliure en cuir noir – Gravures hors texte – 15 eaux fortes, dont 12 pleine page - 56 photogravures, 39 gravures sur bois, 13 reproduction d'architecture, 26 reproductions de médailles (la plus grande partie pleine page) - La page de dédicace imprimée à Paul Mantz est détachée, quelques rousseurs, bords de la couverture un peu frottés - Bel aspect, bon exemplaire 184 pages, 31 cm, Relié. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres 113]
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        The Wild West Coast of New Zealand. A Summer Cruise in the "Rosa."

      London: Thoburn & Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. A few 1/4" and 1/8" splits to cloth at ends of spine. Narrow split to gutter at front endpaper. ; viii, 121 pages including frontispiece. Blue-green cloth boards with black floral decoration on front board. Gilt title on front board. Dark green endpapers. Page dimensions: 184 x 123mm. Uncommon. Inscribed on verso of title page: "W J Cole 15th Sept 1892 A Gift By the Author". Includes an account of a visit to the hermit Donald Sutherland's home, and much else of interest: Stewart Island; the coves and sounds of Fiordland; Milford Sound; the Bowen Falls.; 12mo .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State in Schuylkill 1732-1888

      Philadelphia: Published by the Members of the State in Schuylkill, 1889. (SCHUYLKILL FISHING COMPANY) First edition. 2 vols., 4to. Illustrated. 446 pp. Press of Bando Printing & Publishing Company. Bound in three quarters brown morocco, gilt-stamped tooling on spine, t.e.g., wrappers bound in, By Whitman Bennett, some soiling internally else, Very fine. Bookplate of William Van Winkle. Bruns S74; Howes M636

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography

      Stockholm,: Norstedt, 1889.. Large folio, 510 x 340 mm, with 170 maps on 51 plates, many of them double-page, and a further 84 illustrations in the text; neat library stamps of Forbes Library (Massachusetts); a very good copy in half red cloth over the original brown cloth boards. Original edition of an extraordinary resource: this tremendous book was the first really systematic approach to the study of cartographic history. Altogether 169 of the most important maps printed before 1600 are reproduced here, including the complete contents of the 1490 edition of Ptolemy and finishing with the Flemish and Dutch cartographers of the Age of Discovery.It is an absolutely essential reference work. As Bernard Quaritch pointed out in 1899, offering this and the Periplus (see following item) for ten guineas, it brings together 'all the rare and remarkable maps which have recorded man's growing acquaintance with the form and disposition of the globe. It is a treasury of important maps, many of them so rare as to be practically inaccessible to most students of the subject; as no collector, and no museum however rich and old, could boast possession of all the originals...'.Nordenskiold was himself a great explorer; among other achievements, it was under his command that the Vega made the first complete crossing of the Northeast Passage.Penrose, p.353 ("indispensable"); Phillips, 257; Wright and Platt, 178 ("a monumental contribution to the history of cartography").

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A Collection of Facsimiles from Examples of Historic or Artistic Book-Binding, illustrating the History of Binding as a branch of the decorative arts.

      Quaritch 1889 Cm. 27,5, pp. 38 (4) + 103 belle tavole in cromolitografia (anche ripiegate). Preservate le brossure originali che mantenevano le 11 parti in cui originariamente era divisa l'opera. Solida ed elegante legatura in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Dorso recente. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed ormai rara raccolta iconografica che rappresenta e ripercorre la storia della legatura artistica e decorativa europea dal XV. al XVII. secolo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1889.  First edition, 18 x 12cm (large 16mo), in publisher's dark blue linen w/gilt designs to fr. cover & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., charcoal ep.s, 390 (viii) pp. w/frontis & 7 full-page b&w plates & numerous in-text b&w illus. by Henry Justice Ford & G.P. Jacomb Hood, +16pp. publ. cat. (dated Aug. 1889) to rear, & fr. panel of the dust-jacket tipped in before final ep.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  With the armorial bookplate of William John Mercer (signed by A.V. Myott at upper edge) to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened w/tips moderately frayed, & hinges starting); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & a couple of sections sl. proud).  Green 81-82 & 86, Osborne 35.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Aus Carmen Sylva's Leben (The Life of Carmen Sylva, Queen of Romania)

      Heidelberg Winter, 1889. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Aus Carmen Sylva's Leben (The Life of Carmen Sylva, Queen of Romania), Natalie Freiin von Stackelberg, Heidelberg Winter, 1889. 296 numbered pages plus two fold out letters. No DJ. Description: Book; green cloth boards with ornate gold devices and black line design with a gold device of the Crown centered on the front board. All edges gilded. Five stiff-board sepia photos bound in with tissue protection, plus two fold-out letters after the text. Gold silk paper endpapers, red ribbon attached. Condition; Near fine. Bright, tight and clean. Free of all marks to the boards and pages except for the bottom, front point which is dinged. Other points lightly rubbed. Gold is solid with not loss of luster to the spine or front panel or all edges. Top and bottom of spine are soft and lightly rubbed, else fine. All photos are fine with complete tissues.

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        Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1889 xxiii, 477 p. + 24 p. catalogue of books from Longmans, Green. 23 cm. 2 folding colour maps, 16 full-page illustrations, and numerous b&w illustrations within the text. Blue cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Hinges tender. Some wear to spine ends. Owner's signature on half title. Topics include: Russian railways to the Caspian; Russian designs upon India; observations on Russian character; hostility to Germany and the Germans; Russian feeling towards England, Austria, France; the Anglo-Russian question; merits and demerits of Russian rule; Russian military strength; bravery and endurance of Russian character. The author traces a journey from London to the Caspian, along the Transcaspian Railway; from the Caspian to the Merv; from Merv to the Oxus; Bokhara the Noble; Samarkand and Tashkent.

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      Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Very Good-. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. This scarce title has been handsomely rebound in full brown leather incorporating the gilt title from the original binding set into the front cover. Marbled endpaper. Engraved illustrations. This original 1889 text is tight, clean. Paper is fragile, several pages at front & rear of text are age toned & edge chipped. Condition VG-. Biographical & Historical Memoirs (Northeast Arkansas) ; Engraved Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1382 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Famille sans nom. 82 dessins par G. Tiret-Bognet et une carte en couleurs.

      J. Hetzel et Cie., Paris 1889 - Famille sans nom. Par Jules Verne. 82 dessins par G. Tiret-Bognet et une carte en couleurs. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., s.d. [1889]. 422 pages, illustrations, carte en couleur, catalogue de l¿éditeur de huit pages à la fin (daté de 1889-1890), 27 cm. Cartonnage illustré d¿origine (cartonnage dit ¿aux deux éléphants¿), dos légèrement pâli, minimes taches sur les plats, quelques rousseurs. Première édition illustrée de ce roman qui a comme toile de fond la Rébellion de 1837-38. La première édition, non illustrée, avait paru la même année en deux volumes au format in-18. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Tournefeuille]
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      London: [Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for] J. C. Nimmo, 1889. ONE OF 870 COPIES printed for England and America with 25 plates in two states (this is copy #22). Hardcover. A Particularly Beautiful Set. 267 x 168 mm (10 1/2 x 6 5/8"). Two volumes. ONE OF 870 COPIES printed for England and America with 25 plates in two states (this is copy #22). EXTREMELY HANDSOME RED CRUSHED MOROCCO, ORNATELY GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on front turn-ins and with special oval gilt stamp on rear pastedowns), covers with wide filigree frame with massed densely scrolling fleurons, raised bands (unevenly spaced in the continental style) forming five compartments, the second and two small bottom compartments with titling, the top and elongated middle compartment decorated with intricate gilt in the same way as the boards, broad inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers (with a thickly gilt lining between dentelles and pastedowns), top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. With 50 plates (comprising 25 images, each in two states: one proofs before letters done on plate paper, the other on Whatman paper, titled and hand colored), as called for. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of John Raymond Danson. A couple of very faint scratches on back cover of volume II, just a hint of rubbing at top and bottom of lower joint of same volume, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY IN GLORIOUSLY DECORATED MOROCCO, the text virtually pristine, and the bindings extremely lustrous and scarcely worn. Offered here in a particularly beautiful set, these "reminiscences" provide a memorable window into military and social life in London and on the continent during the half century preceding the author's death (at 71) in 1865. Captain Rees Howell Gronow had a knack for being in the right place at the right time, whether it be the Almack's assembly rooms where he was present for the introduction of the "shocking" new waltzes that replaced reel dances, or the Battle of Waterloo, for which he provided one of the finest eyewitness accounts. He also had the ability to write of his adventures in an entertaining fashion. After serving in the army for nearly 10 years, he returned to London with the intention of entering politics and, more importantly, pursuing life as a man about town. He purchased the house that had belonged to Beau Brummell, the famous dandy whose dress and manners were obviously an inspriation to Gronow. His political career was brief, as he was unable to afford the bribes necessary to sustain it. According to the DNB, he then "devoted the next thirty years to a life of idleness and fashionable pursuits in London and, later, in Paris, where he was present during the coup d'état of 1-2 December 1851." He also began work on these memoirs, first published in 1861, with a second edition and three sequels to follow. The DNB tells us that these accounts are accurate as to "his personal experiences, . . . the state of Paris in 1815, the condition of society in London in his own time, and the doings of the court of Napoleon III," but are not to be relied upon when Gronow embarks, however amusingly, on gossip about persons he never met. The present limited edition is illustrated with charming engravings selected by art writer Joseph Grego (1843-1908), and the item's glimmering morocco packaging is very striking.

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        Sport or Fishing and Shooting

      Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1889. Folio. (21 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches). 15 chromolithographic plates after Remington, Frost, Cozzens and others. Expertly bound to style in full dark red straight grain morocco. A fine copy of this rare large-format work on sport in late 19th-century America, including Frederic Remington's first two published prints in color, a rare A.B.Frost image of deer-hunting and images from Fred. S.Cozzens and other top illustrators of the day The present work includes six angling plates (three of fly-fishing), four plates of game-bird hunting and five of hunting larger game. Each of the fifteen subjects is first described in general terms on a single leaf of text, followed by a second leaf giving a first-hand account of catching or shooting the subject, followed by a chromolithograph illustrating the first-hand account. According to Gould's preface, the plates are all from water-colours especially commissioned for the work which were subjected to the critical scrutiny of a group of anglers/sportsmen, who judged them for technical accuracy. The plates (with titles taken from the preceding text leaf ) are as follows: 1.Killing the Salmon. Henry Sandham. 2.A Moose hunt. Henry Sandham. 3.Trout fishing. Henry Sandham. 4.Fly-fishing for Black Bass. S.F.Denton. 5.Hunting Antelope [i.e. Prong-horn] Frederic Remington. 6.Catching a Tarpon. Fred. S.Cozzens. 7.Mallard shooting. S.F.Denton. 8.Catching a Mascalonge. Frank H.Taylor. 9.A Wild Turkey hunt. R.J.Zogbaum. 10.Sailing for Bluefish. Fred S.Cozzens. 11.Hunting the [Virginia] Deer. A.B.Frost. 12.A day with the [Prairie] Chickens. R.F.Zogbaum. 13.A hunt above the timber-line [Big-horn]. Edward Knobel. 14.[Canada] Goose shooting. Frederic Remington. 15.Stalking the Wapiti. Henry Sandham. The two plates by Frederic Remington, Hunting Antelope (Hassrick & Webster 434) and Goose Shooting (Hassrick & Webster 435) are also listed by Peggy and Harold Samuels (Remington The Complete Prints New York, 1990 pp.152-3) with the comment that they are the first and second Remington prints to appear in color. They were preceded only by a series of four monochrome photogravures for John Muir's Picturesque California (1888) and two other individual prints, both black and white. Arthur Burdett Frost is now perhaps best known for his sporting pictures and prints, but an aversion to deer-hunting meant that he rarely pictured shooting scenes that featured anything other than small game. His image, Hunting the Deer, is recorded, and illustrated, in Henry M.Reed's The A.B.Frost Book (Charleston, 1993, pp.101, 104-5) but the author was apparently unaware that it was issued as part of the present work, which is not included in the extensive appendix of books illustrated by Frost. Bennett p.48; Tyler Prints of the West pp.127 & 174; not in Reese, Stamped with a National Character.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay

      New York and London. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1889. Exquisitely bound in 3/4 gilt ruled calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands, head and tailpieces. Gilt title morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 12mo. 5.0" x 7.25". The Knickerbocker Edition. Illustrated throughout by plates and gravures. One tiny smudge to tailpiece of one volume. A Very Fine, gleaming set.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter, Signed

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

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        Demeter and Other Poems

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1889. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. First Edition. An important and evocative presentation copy, inscribed by Tennyson: "Emily Ritchie from Tennyson Decr 1889." There are also Tennyson's manuscript revisions on pages 145 and 150. Emily Ritchie met Tennyson in 1869 and become a good friend of the poet. She in fact wrote The Greatest Honour of My Life: Emily Ritchie's Recollections of Tennyson. This book had belonged to Anne Thackeray Ritchie, the daughter of William Makepeace and bears her bookplate. Anne had married her cousin Richmond Ritchie in 1877 and his sister Emily was her sister-in law. Tennyson presented this copy of his book to Emily. From the library of Myles Standish Slocum with his signature in pencil. Bound in original green cloth with title in gilt to spine. In near fine condition. Housed in a fine custom dark-red morocco slipcase. Small octavo. 175 pages. POE/053013.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Narrative and Critical History of America

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, at The Riverside Press, Cambridge,, 1889. 8 volumes bound in 16, large quarto (323 × 228 mm). Original brown half morocco, spines gilt, raised bands, brown cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Copious illustrations in the text throughout. Attractive bookplates and unobtrusive blindstamps of Monterey Public Library. Spines lightly sunned, some joints a little rubbed, but an excellent set. One of 550 copies thus, a handsome work published in large paper format.

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        Narrative and Critical History of America / Edited by Justin Winsor Complete in 8 Volumes Contents; Aboriginal America; Spanish Explorations and Settlements; English & French Explorations and Settlements; the English and French in North America, 1689-1763; the United States of North America 1763-1850; &c.

      Boston And New York; Houghton And Mifflin, 1889. 1st library edition (1884-1889). Physical desc. : 8 vols. : front. , illus. , plates, ports. , maps, facsims ; 28 cm. Subjects: America --Discovery and exploration --Cartographer --Antiquities --United States --History --Bibliography. Near fine copies all in the original publisher's gilt-blocked wine buckram; gilt (aboriginal) armorial-type motif to the front panels. Edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. With tissue guarded frontis. Scans on request.

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        Narrative and Critical History of America

      Boston: Houghton, Miffin and Company, 1889. Volume 1, 1889 - Aboriginal America, Signed by Author; Volume II, 1886 - Spanish Explorations and Settlements in America from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century; Volume III, 1884 by James R. Osgood and Company - English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689; Volume IV, 1884 by James R. Osgood and Company - French Explorations and Settlements In North America and those of the Portguese, Dutch and Swedes 1500-1700, has broken spine; Volume V, 1887 - The English and French in North America 1689-1763; Volume VI, 1887 - The United States of North America Part I; Volume VII, 1888 - The United States of North America PART II, spine cracked; Volume III, 1889 - The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America, back spine cracked. Each volume indexed. Profusely illustrated with maps & prints from old sources. (Each book is signed by Francis H. Lea Dec. 25, 1891) Minor rubbing and bumping on edges and spine. (Ref. #ACC-G31).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8" x 10-1/2" Tall. History.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Thirty-Seventh Thousand)

      John Murray, 1889. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Seventh Thousand, with a folding diagram, neat contemporary signatures on front endpapers; original arches-style binding of green cloth, decorative gilt back, green patterned endpapers, uncut, corners lightly bruised, case a little shaken and upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), two pinholes in backstrip (not affecting lettering) else a very good, crisp, clean copy. The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. The thirty-seventh thousand is unusual in that it rarely carries the usual publisher's catalogue bound in at end. A good copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman). Scarce in anything like this condition. Freeman (Darwin), 131; Freeman (BNHB), 907. . Catalogs: natural history: darwin & evolution.

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        Theodore Roosevelt Writes To His Future Secretary Of War Elihu Root About Founding The Federal Club Of New York: ?I Think There Is Room For Such A One?

      ALS. 2pg. 4? x 6?. March 27, 1889. 689 Madison Avenue, New York. An early autograph letter signed ?Theodore Roosevelt? addressed to Roosevelt?s future Secretary of War and Secretary of State Elihu Root. Thirty-one year old Roosevelt wrote ?My dear Root, I enclose one of the blanks at which your haughty soul revolted; but I hope you will sign it and send it back; if we manage it well I think quite a good club can be made out of the Federal; and I think there is room for such a one.? Roosevelt refers to the Federal Club of New York, a political group that supported Roosevelt early in his political career. He frequently spoke at the club and briefly helped run. It is penned on pages one and three of four page stationery, and the pages have been separated. There is a brown toning area to the center of the first page. It is matted in blue and framed in gold with a portrait of the President in the center. Such early letters from Roosevelt are scarce, especially letters mentioning the Federal Club.

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        Monuments pour servir à l'histoire de l'Égypte chrétienne au IV-e siècle. Histoire de saint Pakhôme et de ses communautés. Documents coptes et arabe inédits, publiés et traduits

      Ernest Leroux, Editeur, Paris 1889 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels -- Centenary Edition (25 volumes)

      Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1889. New Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Each volume is bound in green buckram, with "the Waverley Novels -- Scott, and then the volume number with Scott's crest and then the title upon the spine. On the front board there is a decoration of a female sitting cross-legged, holding the sun in the right-hand and the Moon in the left, with both breasts exposed, done in gilt. The publication dates starting 1889 and go through to 1891. A couple of the volumes have a red card announcing the next title to be published in the set. All volumes have a frontispiece with tissue guard. In all volumes are tissue guard is somewhat foxed, and there is darkening with foxing of the top edge of all volumes, and various amounts of flecking of the binding. Some of the volumes remain unread, as is evidenced by the uncut pages. The titles are: -- Waverley, or tis 60 years since, & Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Montrose and Black Dwarf, Old Mortality, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, The Bride of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, Monastery, Abbot, Kenilworth, Pirate, Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan’s Well, Redgauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Surgeon’s Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Each volume has an ownership inscription on the front end page the first one being dated 1889 in Glasgow. Digital images to indicate general condition can be provided upon request. The set weighs over 12 kg without any packaging. Size: Crown Octavo. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0218802. . This book will weigh more than 1.0 kg when packed. Please enquire of the bookseller for an amended quote for the postage to destinations outside of Australia.

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        Sylvie and Bruno, and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (2 volumes, inscribed)

      London: Macmillan. 1889, 1893. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 1889, 1893. 2 volumes. First printings in original red cloth gilt. Both volumes inscribed to Mrs. Augustus Dubourg from the author. The Dubourgs were close friend of Carroll's (he would occasionally stay with them); Augustus was a fellow theatre and opera lover. Dubourg and his family figure prominently in the diaries and letters. The first volume has moderate insect damage, still very good; the second volume is very good or better. Housed in handsome quarter morocco and cloth red slipcases with cloth chemise.

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        Sylvie and Bruno. Together with Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1889, 1893. Two octavo volumes. xxiii, 400pp., + 3pp. advertisements; xxxi, 423 pp., + 5 pp. advertisements. First editions. Each volume inscribed to "Mrs. Morgan" by the author on the half-title, the first volume bearing Carroll's handwritten date of December 12. Apparently, this is the same copy of Sylvie and Bruno mentioned in The Lewis Carroll Handbook by Williams, Madan, and Green. Carroll was still correcting page proofs of the book in November of 1889, "but a presentation copy is known which was dispatched on 12 Dec. in that year," according to the authors. In the companion volume, Carroll dates the inscription to Morgan December 27, two days prior to the book's official release, indicating a second presentation copy and a significant association with Morgan. Each volume contains 46 black and white illustrations by Harry Furniss, who in discussing his relationship with Carroll once mused, "I was willful and erratic, bordering on insanity. We therefore got along splendidly." Bound by Riviere and Son in full red morocco, with gilt-rule border to both boards, gilt decorative device at corners of turn-ins, and marbled endpapers. Spine in six compartments, gilt lettered. Original bindings of full red cloth bound in, each cover bearing a small gilt illustration of one of the characters from the book within a circular border. Both volumes very fine. A.e.g. (Williams, Madan & Green 217, 250).

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        Sylvie and Bruno, inscribed by the author and bound by Riviere

      London: Macmillan. 1889. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. Inscribed by Lewis Carroll in his famous purple ink on the half-title, "Lady Harrington with the kindest regards from the Author. December 12, 1889." Hardcover, bound in full blue calf by Riviere. 1889, First Printing. 400 pp. +ads. Ornate gilt spine, aeg, original cloth from the covers and spine bound in at rear. An exquisite copy. Fine contents. Tissue-covered frontis and other illustrations. Digital images available upon request.

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        Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

      xxxii+423+[6] ad pages with frontispiece. Small octavo (7¼" x 5") in original gilt stamped red cloth with all edges in gilt. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. First Edition.Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its 1893 second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairytale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. Carroll initially intended for the novel to be published in one volume. However, due to its length, it was divided into two volumes.Condition:Very rare in the original jacket. Laid in is a leaf requesting the return of copies of the 'Sixtieth Thousand' printing of Through the Looking Glass due to the inferior printing of the illustrations, promising a copy of the next issue in exchange. A touch of wear to cloth, some damage to head edges. Jacket professionally resorted, spine age darkened else a very good to fine copy in a very good, but rare, jacket.

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        Sylvie and Bruno ... With forty-six illustrations by Harry Furniss

      London : Macmillan and Co., 1889. 1st edition, 1st issue. Referenced by: Williams & Madan. Lewis Carroll (1979 ed.), 217. Summary: The Narrator tells of two worlds: Victorian England and the love of Arthur and Eric for Lady Muriel; and the fairyland of Dogland, Outland, and Elfland where brother and sister fairies' father is involved in a power struggle. Subject: Fantasy. Children's literature. Bookplate of Laura Joseph. Finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked labels. Inner gilt dentelles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. An exceptional copy.

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        Sylvie and Bruno

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Lewis Carroll's novel set half in Victorian Britain and half in the fantasy world of Fairyland. This copy was a gift of the illustrator, Harry Furniss, and has this pencil inscription to front free endpaper: 'Given me by the illustrator originally, when I was a small boy in Bournemouth, who used to play with Sylvie and Bruno - Harry Furniss' nicknames for his two children, in 1889. 'Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper reads H. Sheridan-Bieders. The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt textblock edges. Externally, sound with wear to extremities and slight straining to front hinge. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with foxing to the first and last few pages, although text remains generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Sylvie and Bruno [with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded]. With Illustrations by Harry Furniss. SYLVIE AND BRUNO COMPLETE IN PUBLISHER'S BINDINGS

      Macmillan, 1889-93. 2 vols., 8vo., First Editions, with frontispieces and very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; decorative red cloth, upper and lower boards framed and blocked in gilt, gilt backs, all edges gilt, black endpapers, small cup-ring on upper board of first volume else a very good, bright, clean set. With 3pp publisher's catalogue at end of first volume. The last considerable work issued by the author. Williams 56, 66 (respectively), Williams and Madan (Green) 217, 250 (respectively). . Catalogs: literature.

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        Sylvie and Bruno [and] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll; [each] with forty-six illustrations by Harry Furniss [2 vols]

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1889/1893. Near Fine -. Furniss, Harry. 2 volumes (xxiii, [1], 400 p.; xxxi, [1], 423 p.): each with frontispiece and 45 in-text and full-page illustrations; 19 cm. Full straight-grain scarlet morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands. Burgundy morocco spine labels with gilt-tooled title and author; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining spine compartments with date at tail; triple gilt-ruled borders on both boards with gilt-tooled rose in corners. Gilt-tooled edges and turn-ins. All page edges gilt. Binder's stamp on front free endpaper verso: Morrell, Binder, London. First edition. Each volume includes humorous index. Original pages of advertisements following text not bound in. In Near Fine- Condition: edges slightly rubbed; very minimal foxing; otherwise clean and tight in a beautiful binding.&

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        Natural Inheritance

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1889. First edition. Black endpapers. Original purple sandgrain cloth. Top 2cm of upper hinge is frayed, cloth has split on 1cm of lower hinge, top of spine is worn. Crisp and clean, top 2cm of upper joint is frayed, cloth has split on 1cm of lower joint, top of spine is worn, but the binding is tight; overall a very good copy of an important book with an interesting provenance.. 8vo pp [xii], 259, adverts. Some diagrams in text, 2 tables at rear. Inscribed verso the front free endpaper is the signature of W.B. Hardy / G. & Caius College/ 1894. Francis Galton (1822-1911) coined the word ÔeugenicsÕ in his ÔHuman Faculty (1883) but here explores the methods and observations involved in the science. Galton was Charles Darwin's cousin. "This book represents the first statistical study of biological variation and inheritances. ( "Heirs of Hippocrates"). Sir William Bate Hardy (1864-1934) had a distinguished career at Caius, Cambridge - undergraduate, to scholar). He eventually became president of the British Association, and was eulogised by Rutherford who presented him with the Royal Medal in 1926, identifying his work on "colloid chemistry, the elucidation of the nature of surface forces, films, and the orientation of molecules at surfaces".

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

      New York: John C. Yorston & Co. Four Volumes. Leather hardback with gold gilt print on spines and gold gilt decorations on front. Page edges are gold gilt. Minimal rubbing/wear to boards primarily along edges. Numerous illustrations with tissue paper. Volume 1 has a bit of wrinkling to title pages and first 19 pages. A bit of dirtiness (melted chocolate) on back endpapers. 380 pages. No copyright or print date. Vol. 2 has some dirtiness to endpapers. Copyright 1889. Pages clean/tight. 374 pages. Vol 3. front endpapers have a couple of dirty spots. No copyright/printing date. 449 pages. Vol. 4 with a bit of dirtiness to endpapers. Copyright 1889. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 699 pages. Authors: Robert Freke Gould; W. J. Hughan; Rev. A. F. A. Woodford; David Murray Lyon; Enoch T. Carson; Josiah H. Drummond; T. S. Parvin; and others. Four volumes will require additional postage especially to International addresses and mailing insurance will be required.. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1889. 255 s. Tidlig 1900-tals halvlæder, ryg falmet. 3 sider med blæk fremhævede afsnit i margin. Rent ekspl

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas aandsliv.

      Kbh., P. G. Philipsens Forlag. 1889. 8vo. Pent eldre skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og blinddekor på ryggen, marmorerte dekler. 255 s.. Bindet signert Refsum

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles L Webster & Company, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles L Webster & Company, New York 1889. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Original green cloth binding. Illustrated front board. Gold gilt lettering at the front board and at the spine. Dated 1889 on the title and copyright pages. First State with the "S" like ornament present between "The" and "King" in the caption below the illustration on page 59. Scarce. {ref: BAL 3429}. Book Condition: Very Good, bright front board illustration, shelf wear, bumped rubbed corners, fraying at the spine, two inch tear at the rear outer gutter of the spine, pages lightly age toned with minor spots, paper at the endpaper gutters repaired.

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        Fine Autograph letter signed with initials to Lady Rosslyn, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

      1889 - (mother of 'Darling Daisy', [1861-1938, Countess of Warwick, mistress of Edward VII] by her first marriage), thanking her for her letter "giving such much better accounts of Lord Rosslyn. It is wonderful to think that he could correct the proofs of his Poems and write a dedicating address! It will give me great pleasure to accept the dedication of this new Volume. He writes so charmingly ." she ends with the hope that their "stay on board a yacht in the Mediterranean may be very beneficial .", 3 sides 8vo., on mourning paper, Balmoral Castle headed paper, 6th November small tears on folds repaired

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      JAIME SEIX EDITOR, Barcelona 1889 - 0 p. Ilustraciones xilográficas en el texto y láminas litográficas en color, incluyendo el tomo 3º un apéndice biográfico de los mas importantes farmacéuticos españoles con sus correspondientes retratos.- El gastos de envio contra-reembolso es de 5.50?

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        Odilon Redon

      The pioneering work with extensive documentation, including significant extracts from Redon's writings and the first catalog raisonné of Redon's prints. Offered is an example from the first edition, limited to 550 on handmade paper, complete with the Redon b/w original etching reserved for the book's issue in an excellent impression, clean and fresh and the rarely found publisher's paper wrappers with their elegant design, repeated with a different color scheme on the title page. Wrappers are bound-in to later cloth boards. Mellerio was intimately familiar with many aspects of Redon's life and work. They met in 1889 and became friends. Mellerio introduced Redon to the artists of the Nabis movement who were influenced by Redon. With Roger-Marx, Mellerio became the leading advocate for Redon's importance in French art. In 1894 he wrote a prefatory essay for the catalog of the Redon exhibition at the Durand Ruel Gallery, expounding what is now understood, that Redon with his new and distinctively French expression of the unconscious and dreaming mind occupied a unique and important position in modern art. ORIGINAL ETCHING: hand-pulled under the supervision of A. Porcabeuf from an 1893 copper plate, later extensively reworked by Redon, bound in with wide margins, as issued; a head in reverie, described in the catalog as, "le croquis d'un profil et tourné vers la droite" (Mellerio 25 bis), 100 x 140 mm in the plate. FORMAT: Publisher's forest green wrappers in the sewn binding, upper side with black & hunter green letters and publisher's pictorial globe logo in hunter and moss green, bound-in to later gray asparagus cloth boards, gilt ruled and lettered on the spine. SIZE: Wrappers: 280 x 226 mm or 11.02 x 8.9 inches. (Boards: 290 x 240 mm.) CONDITION DETAIL: Original Etching: Fine. Frontispiece portrait: outer edge tips with trace toning, otherwise fresh. Title page: 1 tiny spot in top margin. Plates & Pages: almost entirely clean and fresh, except a few with a small margin spot, and 4 pages with scattered small margin spots. Binding: Good: slightly askew with spine slant: joints and hinges slightly weakened. Original Wrappers: clean and bright: some rubs. Upper Side: bottom third of the fore-edge with an irregular 89 mm tear-off with loss, including its bottom corner. Lower Side: Fine. Later Cloth Boards: clean and bright: rubs: all-around light edgewear: gilt letters rubbed, and gilt ruling at foot rubbed off. EDITION NOTE: printed in letterpress in French by A. Gauthier-Villars, the fine photolithography (phototypies) by J. Barry, 1 of 475 unnumbered examples on handmade, untrimmed Arches paper (papier vélin d'Arches). (There were 75 numbered examples issued on Japon paper.) PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 169 pages with 208 illustrations, including 1 frontispiece facsimile portrait of Redon (Plate I) and 1 original Redon etching (Plate II) on their own leaves, and reproductions of the suite of 9 drawings engraved by the Evely process that illustrate Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire (1890). [3] leaves, half-title page, Plate I-frontispiece, title page, justification, and publishing statement; 166 pages with 43 b/w plates illustrating the 207 graphic works described in the Redon catalog raisonné (26 etchings, 172 lithographs, and 9 engraved drawings); [2], leaves, contents and printing information, versos blank. Introductory text with footnotes includes: notes on the works, a richly annotated bibliography, poems inspired by Redon, (one by Mellerio), an annotated exhibition history, an alphabetical list of the prints, and a substantial extract from Redon's journal [1867-1915], De Soi-Même with Quelques Notes De Odilon Redon A Monsieur A. Bonger, pp. 49-79, and Fragments with annotations from d'Une Lettre de Odilon Redon A Edmond Picard, pp. 80-84. The journal was published in its entirety in 1922 and Redon's letters [1878-1916] in 1923. Catalog raisonné with 43 plates is in 3 parts; 1) Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Gravé with the original etching as its frontispiece (Plate II), and 25 reproduced etchings on Plates III-VII; 2) Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Lithographié with 172 reproduced lithographs on Plates VIII-XLII (35 plates); and 3) Appendix to Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Lithographié, reproducing the 9 drawings that illustrate Les Fleurs du Mal on Plates XLIII-XLIV. LATER HISTORY: Mellerio and Redon maintained an active correspondence until Redon's death: Seven years after (1923), Mellerio published his second major work on Redon, a comprehensive survey, "Odilon Redon. Peintre, dessinateur et graveur." Since, 16 confirmed Redon graphic works, 7 etchings and 9 lithographs have been described and added to the contemporary catalog raisonné. REFERENCE: Druick, Odilon Redon: Prince of Dreams. Rich, Etchings and Lithographs of Odilon Redon. Art Institute of Chicago, Mellerio Archives. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        FAMOUS WOMEN. Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Browning... Leather Library Set 20 volumes, each volume complete in itself.

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889 - 1890. Bound in polished calf leather bindings. Gilded spines with raised hubs. Top edges are gilded. Marbled end papers. 6 7/8 inches tall. Approximately, 20 inches of shelf space. Jane Austen is the First Edition, printed in 1889. In excellent condition, the leather is very supple and fresh. Printed on quaity paper that is very fresh bright and clean. The hinges are all strongly attached, some rubbing, minor starting. No writing. Free of foxing. Early bookplate, over older bookplate. This Famous Women series was published over a series of years, each volume complete in itself, the list of titles include 21 titles, making this set 20 of the total 21 in the series, lacking Susanna Wesley. Titles: Emily Bronte. Jane Austen. Mary Lamb. Margaret Fuller. George Sand. Adelaide Ristori. Margaret of Angouleme. Mary Wollstonecraft. Maria Edgeworth. George Eliot. Countess of Albany. Harriet Martineau. Madame Roland. Lacking Susanna Wesley. Madame de Stael. Mrs. Siddons. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Elizabeth Fry. Saint Theresa of Avila. Hannah More. Rachel. This is a gorgeous set, and displays beautifully.

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        Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of Waco, 1888-89 Containing the Present State, County and City Governments, and a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices and Money Order Offices in Texas; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, Also a Valuable Street Index or Guide

      Galveston: Morrison & Fourmy, [1889]. First edition. Lacks pp. 103-104 of the General Directory and an advertisement leaf between pp. 194-195. According to the index of advertisers, this would have been for “Wilson, J. T. St. Charles Saloon”. Covers a little rubbed at edges and lightly bumped, front hinge a little loose at bottom, albeit a very nice copy. Octavo.

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        La seconda spedizione svedese nella Groenlandia. I ghiacciai dell'interno (l'Inlandsis) e la costa orientale. Eseguita a spese del signor Oscar Dickson. Versione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore per Adolfo Massoni.

      Milano, Fratelli Treves, 1889. 1889 In-8°, pp.VIII + 528. Brossura editoriale. Con 5 tavv. in litografia (Kjellstrom) più volte ripiegate a colori e  moltissime tavv. e illustrazioni in b/n n. t. Tracce d'uso e restauri alla brossura, ma buon esemplare nel complesso. Prima edizione italiana della relazione del secondo tentativo di attraversamento della Groenlandia. l Nordenskiöld (Helsingfors, Helsinki, 1832-Dalbjö, 1901), esploratore e scienziato svedese, si volse in gioventù agli studi di geologia e mineralogia e, nel 1837, si aggregò ad una spedizione scientifica nelle isole Svalbard, territori in cui compì successivamente altre ricognizioni scientifiche. Le sue esplorazioni si indirizzarono in seguito alle regioni artiche, al comando delle navi "Vega" e "Lena", salpate nel luglio del 1878. La "Vega" rimase bloccata dai ghiacci nello stretto di Bering e fu costretta ad un lungo sverno, al termine del quale entrò nelle acque dell'Oceano Pacifico, compiendo il periplo dell'Asia sino al Canale di Suez e di lì tornando in Europa. Nel 1883 tentò sfortunatamente la traversata della Groenlandia, arrestandosi a 117 chilometri dal mare. Redasse importanti lavori di cartografia ("Facsimile Atlas", "Periplus") e narrò le sue esplorazioni in alcuni noti volumi, "Vega's färd hring Asien och Europa" e "Vega expeditionen vetenskapliga jakttagelser". Bussoli, Esplorazioni polari, p. 178; Zavatti, 209.

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