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

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

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - FIRST EDITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Carrier Dove

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

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

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

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        Tine. Orig. udgave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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, 1889-01-01. Sixth British Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: John Murray, 1889: Sixth British Edition, with "Thirty-Seventh Thousand" on the title page. In Good overall condition. Clean text. Pages show occasional signs of use or age. Toning to endsheets, wit ha few stray pencil notations. Front and rear hinge starting with some webbing visible. Green cloth covered boards show edge wear and light rubbing. Light fraying to cloth at corners. Rubbing to spine, wear at spine ends. rear board shows discoloration at the top left corner. A nice copy overall copy of this important work, well preserved; presents well.

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      1889. Very Good. [EHON] KUWAYAMA Hyoshiro, artist. Kodai NIKKO GOHAN-SHIKI NO ZU. Nikko, Tochigi-ken, Kihira Kinshiro, Meiji 22 [1889]. A long woodblock-printed panorama accordion-folded into cloth over board covers. No printed title label. Some 7 1/4" high, by over 40'long! Printed throughout in color woodblock. The panorama shows a traditional processional held every year at the Tokugawa tomb at the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Printed in Nikko, it has a fresh and appealing naivete about it. Nice impressions, occasional weakness in the hinges, but overall very good. Quite unusual.

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        Mes inscripcions (Journal intime de Restif de La Bretonne - 1780-1787)

      Librairie Plon ; E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie., Paris 1889 - [CXXV]-338 pp., In-12° (16 x 11 cm), broché, couverture muette. Non coupé, non rogné. Edition originale, publiée d'après le manuscrit autographe découvert dans les Archives de la Bastille, à la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Exemplaire sur Chine non justifié. Préface, note et index par Paul Cottin. L'auteur considérait ces Inscripcions comme le complément de Monsieur Nicolas. Rare sur ce papier. Petites rousseurs sur les témoins. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Resultats des Campagnes Scientifiques accomplies sur son Yacht par Albert 1er Prince Souverain de Monaco. Publie sous sa direction avec le concours de M. Jules Richard.

      Subject: (Biologia marina). Monaco, 1889/1950, fascicoli 1/110, tutte br. in-folio stampati su carta a mano, con barbe e, spesso, stupende tavole a colori. Monumentale opera rarissima, oggi, a trovarsi completa; la gran parte dei volumi e intonsa, alcuni con dorsi sciolti e due con macchie vinose ad un angolo.

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

      Tokyo Kobunsha [1889]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Original crepe paper books rebound into five tooled-leather volumes Bookplate of Alexander Scott Duncan to each front pastedown Second English translation edition Brown hardback leather cover with tooled-gilt spines and dentelled edges 160mm x 110mm (6" x 4"). [500pp.]. Beautifully illustrated with colour woodblocks. A rare beautifully preserved complete set of Hasegawa's Japanese Fairy Tale series in chirimen-bon. These soft, pliable story books were published in Japan from 1885 until as late as the 1960s. They are known as chirimen-bon. The woodblock prints that illustrate the fairy tales were based on those of the Meiji period and were bought chiefly as gifts by foreign travellers or by those wishing to learn about Japanese culture. Takejiro Hasegawa was the main publisher of chirimen-bon and such books were exported throughout the world. Exquisitely crafted, they remain highly collectable. The stories comprise: 1. Little Peachling; 2. Tongue-Cut Sparrow; 3. Battle of the Monkey and the Crab; 4.The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom; 5. Katchi-Kachi Mountain; 6.Nedzumi no Yome-Iri; 7. The Old Man and the Devils; 8.Urashima, The Fisher-Boy; 9. The Serpent With Eight Heads; 10. The Matsuyama Mirror; 11. The Hare of Inaba ; 12.The Cub's Triumph; 13. The Silly Jelly-Fish; 14. The Princes Fire-Flash and Fire-Fade; 15. My Lord Bag-O'Rice; 16. The Wooden Bowl; 17. Schippeitaro; 18. The Ogre's Arm; 19. The Ogres of Oyeyama; 20. The Enchanted Waterfall.

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        Exposition Universelle Paris 1889

      Paris: Np, (1889). First edition. Hardcover. Orig. red morocco spine and red cloth with blue rectangular front cover label printed in gilt. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Oblong 18 x 26.5 cm. Twenty-four albumen prints, mounted size: 12 x 18.5, most images are of the Eiffel Tower erected the same year as this exposition, and each Eiffel photograph blind stamped in lower left corner "Societe De La Tour Eiffel." Some others include Frontaine Monumentale et Dome Central du Champ de Mars (two views), Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Pavillons du Chili & du Mexique, La Galerie des Machines, et al. Raised bands, spine panels gilt, slight nicks to backstrip head, corner wear.

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        Catalogue of the Cuneiform Tablets in the Kouyunjik Collectio (5 Vols + supplement)

      London: Trustees, 1889 6 volumes uniformly bound in blue cloth, blind tooling to edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, some marks. Spines, titles in gilt, edges lightly bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, no inscriptions etc, half titles present, some occasional light foxing and some light browning to page edges, text block edges uncut, many pages uncut (unread?!) .Vol 1, (xxxi), [1], 420 pp. Vol 2, (xxiv), [1], 422-900 pp. Vol 3, (xi), [1] additions, [1], 902-1370 pp. Vol 4, (viii), [1], 1372-1952 pp. Vol 5, (xxx), [2] blank, [3], 1956-2387 pp, [1], 12 B&W plates, printed by Harrison and Sons, St Martins Lane, London. Vol 6, The Supplement, (xxxviii), [3], 285 pp, [3], 6 B&W plates (collotype)

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      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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        Erinnerungsmappe an Kronprinz Rudolf mit 1 Textbl. u. 8 Original-Fotografien, Albumin auf Karton mit hs. Bezeichnung u. jew. links unten signiert ?Wilh. Burger, k. u. k. Hofphotograph in Wien? Wien 1890. 51 x 35 cm, in schwarzer OLwd.-Flügelmappe mit silbergeprägtem Aufdruck.

      - Vollständiges Portfolio, wohl nur in kleiner Auflage zur Erinnerung an die Stifter ausgegeben; selten.- Nach der Tragödie vom 30. Jänner 1889 wurde das Jagdschloss in eine Karmelitinnenkloster umgebaut, und zwar so, dass die Kapelle und der Altar genau an jener Stelle errichtet wurden, wo die beiden tot aufgefunden wurden. Die Glasfenster der Kapelle wurden von der näheren Umgebung und dem Freundeskreis des Kronprinzen gestiftet (u. a. Rudolf Graf Chotek, Alois Prinz Esterhazy, Emil Fürstenberg, Dr.Theodor Billroth, Carl Graf Kinsky, Adolph Joseph Fürst Schwarzenberg, Franz Graf Thun, Hans Graf Wilczek,.).- Textblatt mit zahlreichen faksimilierten Unterschriften der Stifter; mit 1 Ansicht von Mayerling sowie 7 photogr.Tafeln mit Darstellung der sieben gestifteten Glasgemälde (ausgeführt von R. Geyling) in der Kapelle.- Flügelmappe tls. etw. aufgerissen, innen gutes Exemplar.

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        The National Shakespeare: A Fac-simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623 (3 Volumes )

      London: William Mackenzie, London, 1889. Complete in 3 volumes. Comedies, Histories, Tragedies. Books measure 16 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, ( 41x27mm ).Collation, 303pp, 232+27pp, 399pp, plus full page illustrations. Bound in full green morocco, with sunken oval panel on each board, raised bands, elaborate gilt and blind stamp decorations, top edges gilt, inner dentelles, marble endpapers. Some minor abrasion or scuff wear, very slight fading. All three bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. A20. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        (BIBELEN) ILLUSTRERET FAMILIE-BIBEL Indeholdende Det gamle og det nye Testamentes kanoniske Bøger tilligemed Det gamle Testamentes apokryfiske Bøger. Rigt udstyrt med Billeder efter Paul Gustave Doré og andre berømte Kunstnere. Authoriseret Oversættelse.

      St.Paul, Minn. 1889. (W.A. Edwards). Folio (6),48,16,1137 s. Tallrike billedplansjer i farver og sort/hvitt, samt farvekarter, illustrasjoner i teksten og to kartonerte fotolommer til familieportretter. Orig. komponert helskinnbd. med rik dekor i gull og dypt blindtrykk og gulldekor på indre denteller. Helt gullsnitt . Pent restaurert med nytt forsatspapir og forsterket innvendig med tre nye ryggbånd.. En meget påkostet og, både i utførelse og volum, gigantisk bibelutgave som foreligger her i et meget godt bevart eksemplar

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        Ueber Strahlen electrischer Kraft.

      1889 - RARE OFFPRINT IN FIRST EDITION from: Annalen der Physik 36, neue Folge, 1889, pp. 769-783, 1 plate. In original printed wrapper, browned. - The text of a lecture on electric waves delivered 13 December 1888, it relates qualitative experiments undertaken by Hertz, at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, on the analogy between electric and light waves. Passing electric waves through huge prisms of hard pitch, he showed that they refract exactly as light waves do. He polarized electric waves by directing them through a grating of parallel wires, and he diffracted them by interrupting them with a screen with a hole in it. He reflected them from the walls of the room, obtaining interference between the original and the reflected waves. He focused them with huge concave mirrors, casting electric shadows with conducting obstacles. This is the first print appearance, preceding its appearance in Annalen der Physik (36, p. 769) because, at this point in his career, Hertz was sending his papers to Hermann von Helmholtz to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them to Annalen der Physik. It was later collected with Hertz's other experimental and theoretical works on electricity in Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (Leipzig, 1892), which expanded and clarified the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by the British Physicist James Maxwell in 1884. Hertz's experiments with electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. (D.S.B.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The City of Dreadful Night and Other Places + Wee Willie Winkie + In Black and White (Bound Together)

      Allahabad, India: A. H. Wheeler & Company, 1889. All published as part of the Indian Railway Library and bound together in a buckram binding with original wrappers and advertisements. City of Dreadful Night (1891) is the first published edition with "Printed at the 'Pioneer' Press, Allahabad." at the bottom of p 108; Kipling forced the destruction of an unauthorized earlier edition and was partially successful in supressing this edition as well. Wee Willie Winkie (1889) is identified as the "Second Edition." In Black and White (1890) is identified as the "Third Edition." (See both Livingston and Ahearn.) Wrappers and pages are clean and in nice shape with some light toning; the rear wrapper of City is missing. Bookseller's edition notes in pencil in the forematter. The hinges of the buckram binding are just starting to crack. The cover has some minor wear and soiling. . First Published Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1889. Lithograph, printed in colour. 24 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches. A vigorous scene of the trotting stallion Axtell at full stretch. 'A harness-race scene. A horse draws its sulky and driver from left to right. The moustached driver wears a silver-gray jacket and cap, and yellow gloves. Beyond a rail fence is an extensive landscape, featuring prominent trees at left' (Gale) Conningham 2532; Gale 2761

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        The United Service. A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs. New Series. Volume 1-17 [Second Series Complete]

      Philadelphia: Lewis R. Hamersly & Co., 1889-1897. First edition. Cloth. A very good set with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns, shelf stickers on foot of backstrip, most volumes with small stamp on title page, some with blue numerals, edges worn, some spines scuffed, one rear joint split at the rear, bindings solid, contents crisp and clean. 8vo. A complete run of the new (second) series from Vol. 1 (Jan. 1889)- Vol. 17, no. 4 (Apr. 1897). A wealth of information on the military, missions, travels and explorations, battles, administration, organization, weapons, ships, and more. We also have the complete run of the first series and the third series.

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        Three Men in a Boat (to say Nothing of the Dog). Illustrations by A. Frederics. FIRST EDITION; FIRST ISSUE; FULL MOROCCO

      J W Arrowsmith, Bristol, 18898vo., First Edition, First Issue, with very numerous illustrations throughout; handsomely bound in dark blue full morocco, back with raised bands lettered and ruled in gilt, illustrations and lettering from original upper board and backstrip preserved on new and separate leaves, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 3pp publisher's advertisement at end; original endpapers not preserved. Carter & Sadleir, v6; Muir, 'Points', p.133; Sterling 498.

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        Sans dessus dessous - Chemin de France

      - Edition Hetzel, s.d. (1889-1890). In-4 (28 x 19 cm) percaline éditeur à l'évantail et aux deux éléphants, doré trois tranches, 1er titre : 36 dessins de George Roux, 204 & 2nd titre : 41 dessins et 2 cartes, 220 p., 4 f. de catalogue. Coiffes légèrement amorties, petite usure sur un coin inférieur, petit manque de dorure (1 cm) sur le titre ("voyage"), sinon exemplaire très frais.Biblio : Jauzac, p. 254. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      Charles Webster Company, 1889-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1889. First Edition, Second State, lacking an "S" between "The King" on page 59. Lacking "Connecticut" on the cover, but present on title page. In original olive green cloth binding with pictorial and gilt stamping; with original floral end papers. In Very Good condition, with rubbing and edge wear to cloth. Corners and spine ends are frayed. Rubbing to stamping and gilt. Clean text. Pages are age toned with light signs of use. Front hinge is tender, but on the whole the binding is firm. Included is an original publisher's announcement advertising this title. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The First Ascent of the Kasai: Being Some Records of Service Under the Lone Star

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1889, 1st Edition. () xx,192pp. Near fine. Octavo. Original blue beveled cloth boards. Gilt title on spine. All edges untrimmed. 5 chromo-lithographic illustrations. 6 etchings. 6 full page engravings. 40 other engravings. 2 maps, one folding. Top edge a bit dusty otherwise a fine clean bright copy. Scarce. The authors narrative of his trip up the Kasai river in south central Africa. The illustrations are particularly striking. Difficult to imagine a nicer copy of the book..

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        An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      A and C Black, UK 1889 - New Edition 1889. Bound in the original cloth. Rare Thus. A little rubbing to edges and slight surface marking. Contents good. Inner endpaper cracking at hinges but a good tight binding.Heavy book. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        History of the State Of Colorado Embracing Accounts of the pre-Historic Races and Their Remains, the Earliest Spanish, French and American Explorations Etc

      The Blakely Printing Co, Chicago, 1889. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 3 volumes in blindstamped calf. Chipping with a bit of loss to spine ends, otherwise lovely copies. 3 volumes of 4, illustrated. Filled with portraits and landscape engravings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: American History; Inventory No: 033875. .

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      Longmans, London 1889 - The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. One of only 250 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition. Frontispiece & numerous other black & white illustrations by G.D. Giles and John Sturgess. 462pp., first few pages foxed, small thick 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue crushed moroco, marbled boards, t.e.g., untrimmed. London: Longmans, Green, 1889. Limited Edition. Very good (+) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      1889. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, 1889. 4 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated July 1889. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition (published on the day before the Scribner's one), with the proper July ads. Stevenson freely acknowledged that his inspiration for this book was Robert Marryat's THE PHANTOM SHIP (1839), which he had recently read. RLS began writing BALLANTRAE in Saranac Lake in 1887 but did not finish it until his first South Seas voyage in 1889.~The verso of this copy's front free endpaper lists twelve titles; some copies have a list of ten or fourteen (priority unknown). This is not a scarce book, but it usually turns up in miserable condition; this is an attractive, near-fine copy -- very faint cover soil, the volume slightly askew. The red cloth has retained its brightness better than most copies we have seen. Beinecke 487 (cites only a copy listing 14 titles); Princeton 41A (mentions copies with all three lists).

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        Autograph manuscript unsigned Sewall Wright Notes on the work of F.B. Sumner

      UNBOUND. 60 pages in pencil from Geneticist, Evolutionary Theorist, Sewall Wright (1889-1988). As it matches some of the published text of Sewall's "Evolution and the Genetics of Populations: Genetic and biometric foundations" (1968) it would appear to be his notes for that book. Few pages little soiled with dampstain, paperclips indents on several pages, still very good. Uncommon. Acquired from Sewall Wright's biographer William B. Provine. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Sylvie and Bruno. [together with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1889, 1893 2 vos., 8vo, xxiii, 400, (3, ads.); xxxi, 423, (5, ads.)pp. With a b/w frontispiece and 45 illustrations after Harry Furniss in each volume (19 full-page in all). Full crushed red morocco extra, backstrips panelled in gilt, black morocco labels, gilt edges, original cloth bindings bound in at the end, in a slipcase. A fine modern binding. First editions of these later works by Carroll with illustrations by the industrious artist Furniss, whose entry in DNB is not always flattering but does record the extraordinary volume of work he completed of which this is amongst his best known. Williams, Madan, & Green 217, 250.

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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)

      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.

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        More About The Black Bass; Being A Supplement To The Book Of The Black Bass

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Fine. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition in just about Fine condition, the occasional trace of foxing to prelimary pages in ever so slightly rubbed, stamped cloth with beautiful, bright gilt stamped Black Bass on front board; James Alexander Henshall, the "apostle of the black bass" covers terminology, morphology, and physiology. The second part contains insights on tools, tackle, and implements. Angling and Fly-Fishing are covered in part third .

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        History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington. Embracing an Account of the Original Discoveries on the Pacific Coast of North America

      North Pacific History Company. Hardcover. B00112EJ2G ~Good to acceptable. No DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Light to moderate wear to head and tail of spine, bumping and rubbing to corners and edges. Profusely illustrated with lithographed plates, both portraits & views, some folding. 11¾x8¾, original ¾ gilt-ruled red moroccon leather & cloth, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Marbled endpapers. Front hinge repaired with tape, rear cover detached entirely, few loose pages. Internally clean and bright with numerous illustrations. History of the Pacific Northwest; Oregon and Washington, embracing an account of the original discoveries on the Pacific coast of North America, and a description of the Conquest, Settlement and Subjugation of the vast country included in the Original Territory of Oregon. Also interesting biographies of the Earliest Settlers and more Prominent Men and Woemen of the Pacific Northwest. Including a statistical and graphic decription of the climate, soil, productions, industries, improvements and occupations, as well as the natural advantages and resources and artificial acquirements of the great states of Oregon and Washington. . Good. 1889.

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