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        THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE

      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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        THE BOOK OF THE FARM, Detailing the Labours of the Farmer, Farm Steward, Ploughman, Shepherd, Hedger, Farm-Labourer, Field-Worker and Cattle-man (5 Volumes, Near Complete Set).

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London 1889 - 5 Volumes / Divisions, Nos I, II, III, V & VI ( out of 6 Divisions published, Division IV is missing ) of the Classic Work by Henry Stephens. FOURTH EDITION, 1889, "Revised and in great part Re-Written by James MacDonald." Brown cloth covers with Gilt Plough in Field Design to fronts. Gilt Lettering to spines. Frontispiece of Vol I has an engraved Portrait of Henry Stephens with facsimilie signature beneath. Each Volume very well illustrated with Full Page Plates at the Front, protected by Tissue Guards ( 33 in Total ). In addition, Vol VI has 8 Plates (mostly double page) showing Farm Steading, Home Steading and Elevations for Farm Houses. Animals illustrated include: Cheviot Ram, Lincoln Ram, Red Polled Bull, Galloway Bull, Double-Horse Cart, Draught-Stallion 1840 & Oxford-Down Ram. Text arrange in Double Columns, with In-Text Illustrations. Div, I includes Soils & Ploughing; Dev, II includesWinter Practice, Feed & Care of Animals. Corn, Manures. Div III includes Spring Practices, Calving and Crops etc. Div. V includes Hay Making, Autumn Practices, Harvesting, Autumn Cereals, Crop Rotation, Drainage. Vol VI, includes Farm Buildings and a very interesting section on Breeds of Farm Live Stock. 10" Tall. Some edge wear and a little fraying to cloth at tips of corners and bottoms of spines. A little patchy loss of colour to cloth fronts (see photos) Previous owner's names on reverse of free endpapers and half title pages. An occasional marking in margins, pages mostly in very good, clear condition though slightly age darkened. Slight tobacco odour. Set weighs 4.1 Kilos so Shipping outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like more, Pictures, Information or a Shipping Quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COCHINCHINE FRANCAISE/DICTIONNAIRE CHINOIS-FRANCAIS

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

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        Les Bourgeois de la Compagnie Du Nord-Ouest Recits de Voyages, Lettres Et Rapports Inedits Relatifs Au Nord-Ouest Canadien. Publies Avec Une Esquisse Historique at Des Annotations. Premiere Series and Deuxieme Series

      Quebec: de L' Imprimerie Generale A. Cote Et Cie 1889-1990, 1st Editions. () lx,413,[2];vi,499pp. Very good, no dust jacket. 2 volumes Octavo in attractive half red morocco and marbled boards with matching endppapers, gilt top edge, original wrappers bound in. Large folding coloured map in 1st volume. 2nd volume approximately 1 cm taller. Lande 1343; Peel (3rd Edition) #159; TPL 1174. Masson, a French Canadian lawyer and politician, who collected materials for the study of the Canadian fur trade, here publishes, with a memoir and notes, his original manuscript on the Northwest Company. His entire collection was sold at auction in Montreal, April 9-12, 1904..

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        THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, COMMONLY CALLED, IN ENGLAND, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS.

      London. Chatto and Windus. - 1889 - 3 volumes octavo 9x6 inches, attractively leather bound in thick half morocco with raised bands and gilt fillets and marbled boards. Illustrated with many hundreds of wood engravings from original designs by William Harvey. Edited by Edward Stanley Poole. ILLUSTRATED WITH THE ADDITION OF 101 SUPERB PHOTOGRAVURE PLATES BY S.L. WOOD- these being the illustrations from the SIR RICHARD BURTON edition. A good, handsome, leather bound and well illustrated edition of the classic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Autograph Manuscripts Sewall Wright Geneticist circa 1920s

      Sewall Wright circa 1920s. RING_BOUND. Wright, Sewall 1889-1988 Geneticist. Notebooks circa late 1920's University of Chicago where he was teaching Zoology 310 with 6 large folders full of Birth Record of Guinea Pigs litter 1 10-25-26, annotated in hand. Many hundreds of records. Circa 1920s. The loose leaf notebooks are entitled: Mechanism of Heredity and Distribution of Gene Frequencies 1925. Many hundreds of pages written in pencil, with numerious corrections. Some are written on back of U.S. Dept of Agriculture forms where he was previously employed. Received the following awards for his work: Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (1945) National Medal of Science (1966) Darwin Medal (1980) Balzan Prize (1984) Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        5 autograph letters signed.

      (Presumably) Paris, and Berlin, 1883 to 1889. - Large 4to and 8vo. Fine correspondance with art publishers Gerlach und Schenk, Vienna, on selling some drawings and balancing their accounts, preparing some drawings for publication, the progress of his work, and, finally, on sending some new prints.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A LITTLE BOOK OF WESTERN VERSE [ with ALs Laid in]

      Chicago: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, 1889 #202 J/250 numbered copies issued to subscribers only, with a short colophon at the end signed by the printer; a one page ALs on Field's Chicago Daily News Stationary signed and dated March 30, 1892 in reference to a news article laid in and a small signed, dated and inscribed card by the author tipped in onto the front free endpaper; a full sized (8" X 11") printed dedication page written to Field's brother which was later found and published after Field's death tipped in after dedication page, and a news clipping of a short poem by Field titled SHARPS AND FLATS laid in at rear (Field wrote articles also titled Sharps and Flats at the Chicago Daily News). Title page in red and black, 196pp. including subscribers list, printed on laid paper watermarked L.L. Brown, bound in 3/4 white cloth over gray paper covered boards, black leather spine label gilt. Light foxing to cloth at spine. A fine copy in black cloth dust jacket with flaps covered with paper probably to prevent off-setting.[BAL 5739]. LIMITED EDITION.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS

      Buffalo: Courier Company, 1889. Hardcover. Fine. One of several editions of one of the most famous American autobiographies by one of the world's most sensational entrepreneurs. This is a special copy in a full black morocco leather publisher's presentation binding with gilt decorations on the spine and Barnum's gilt signature on the front cover; 360 pages. Illustrated with 43 engravings. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "To my friend & neighbor/George Mallory, Esq./With kind regards to all/his tribe/P. T. Barnum" and dated 5 July 1890. Mallory was one of the founders of Wheeler & Wilson of Bridgeport, manufacturer of sewing machines, later purchased by Singer. Mallory's sons built the Madison Square Theatre in 1879, known as the coziest and prettiest house in New York. The building was demolished in 1908.

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        Bergmann. Bronze.

      Höhe 53 cm, Tadell. Alfred BRANDEL (1889-1973)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        HISTÓRIA DO CERCO DO PORTO.

      - Por ? Bacharel formado na Faculdade de Medicina. Nova edição ilustrada. Precedida da biographia do auctor. Porto 1889 e 1890. A. Leite Guimarães ? Editor. Obra em 2 volumes. De 31x23 cm.Com xxxvi, 886 e 889 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas em pele. Ilustrado com gravuras coloridas litografadas sobre papel couché em extra-texto representando os uniformes militares; gravuras p/b com retratos dos comandantes militares e políticos de ambas as partes em confronto (das quais destacamos o retrato do Rei D. João VI); e com mapas desdobráveis do teatro de operações. Segunda edição e de luxo. Inocêncio VII, 278 e XIX, 223. ?Luz Soriano, Bacharel formado em Medicina pela Universidade de Coimbra, Oficial-maior graduado da secretaria de Estado dos Negócios da Marinha e Ultramar, e chefe da secção de Marinha; deputado às Cortes pela Província de Angola nos anos de 1853 e seguintes, etc. Era estudante na universidade em 1828, quando se ligou á revolução constitucional do Porto, proclamada em 16 de Maio. Pelo malogro dessa revolução emigrou com os corpos que a sustentavam para Espanha, fazendo parte do batalhão de Voluntários Académicos, e de lá para Plymouth, onde ele e seus camaradas se viram reduzidos a condição de simples soldados, dando-se-lhes para quartel um casarão sem vidraças, e servindo-lhes de cama alguma palha nos primeiros dias. De Inglaterra passou para a ilha Terceira em Fevereiro de 1829, vindo depois na expedição ao Porto em 1832; em cujo cerco serviu militarmente, até entrar como amanuense de primeira classe na secretaria de Estado dos Negócios da Marinha em Dezembro do mesmo ano, e a esse respeito faz ele bem amargas considerações de pag. 532 a 536 do já citado livro. Poderia contudo moderar o seu justo ressentimento, consolando-se com a ideia de que não foi ele o único em quem se dessem então, e ainda hoje, iguais motivos de queixa; pois que nada tem sido infelizmente mais comum nesta nossa malfadada terra, que ver esquecidos e postergados mérito e serviços reais em graça daqueles, que mal poderiam alegá-los com verdade, se de tais provas carecessem para obter os favores da ventura. História do Cerco do Porto, precedida de uma extensa notícia sobre as diferentes fases políticas da monarquia, desde os mais remotos tempos até ao ano de 1820; e desde este mesmo ano até ao começo do sobredito cerco. A propósito desta obra lê-se na revista universal lisbonense: «o estilo é belo e corrente; adicionou muita coisa ao que já sobre a matéria se havia escrito, distinguindo-se principalmente por uma melhor critica que a dos seus antecessores. Contudo o autor não conseguiu elevar-se acima dos afectos de homem e de contemporâneo. Fazendo para isso esforços, só conseguiu mostrar que não era para a sua organização comportar alma tão vigorosa, qual as circunstâncias requeriam para depurar a verdade, e só a verdade. Enfim, afigura-se-nos que ainda não é este o livro sine ira et studio de que tanto carecemos» (este artigo é anónimo). O Duque de Palmela D. Pedro de Sousa Holstein, julgando que varias alusões e referências que no primeiro tomo desta obra se faziam à sua pessoa, e a actos por ele praticados, careciam de comentário ou rectificação, escreveu ou ditou para ser anexo àquele volume um opúsculo neste sentido. Solicitou do autor da história a permissão de que fosse nesta incorporado o dito opúsculo; e como ele a isso se prestasse, chegou a imprimir-se?? Location/localizacao: 6-2-A-16

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        TALES OF DARING AND DANGER

      1889. Illustrated. New York: Scribner and Welford, n.d. [1889]. 32 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in red, black and blue. First American Edition, actually produced by Blackie in England. This is an atypical Henty volume, consisting of five short stories rather than one long tale, a slim volume in a very attractive decorative but not pictorial binding. Of all the "Scribner & Welford" books exported by Blackie to the U.S. during the years preceding the 1891 International Copyright Act, only two do not appear in Blackie's record books -- this one from 1889, plus A CHAPTER OF ADVENTURES from 1890; thus the number of copies sent over is not known -- but it is a scarce title.~This copy has the ad catalogue in the first state (WITH LEE IN VIRGINIA and the other new books do not yet have critics' comments). This is an unusually fine, bright copy. Eastman pp 7-8.

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

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

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        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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        Autograph letter signed

      [London], 23. III. 1889. - 8vo. 3½ pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed recipient on a "personal matter". Having been invited by M. Colonne personally for an audition of his works, Grieg had also received an invitation by M. Pleyel to play with the "elite of the conservatory's orchestra" at the same time. He then received a somewhat delayed and oblique, and, at last, declining answer from M. Colonne, so that he finally is asking his correspondent, who knows Paris better than he does, if he should accept Pleyel's offer, or ask Lamoureux, or if he should wait with his Paris concert for one more year. - On stationery with printed address.

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        THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW AND OTHER TALES

      Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler & Co., [1889].. [8],114,vii,[1]pp. Octavo. Printed pictorial wrappers.Shallow chips at edges of upper wrapper, some losses to lower edge of rear wrapper and extreme lower edge of terminal leaf, shallow chips and long closed tears from top edge of lower wrapper, mild printing offset smear to verso of title and blank area of 'Preface'; still a good, presentable copy of the most perishable of the books in the series. First edition. One of 1500 copies printed as No. 5 in the "Indian Railway Library." This copy exhibits the corrected state of the upper wrapper. Perhaps, and justifiably, the most sought after of the series, as it contains the first publication of "The Man Who Would Be King," which had not seen earlier periodical publication. RICHARDS A18. LIVINGSTON 40. STEWART 51. BLEILER (SUPERNATURAL) 953.

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

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

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        Incidents in Chili, South America, 1817-1821

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

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        Les Jeux du Cirque et La Vie Foraine

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

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        L'italie du nord

      Maison quantin, 1889. in4 Relié

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

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

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

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

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        Opere.

      ditta Nicola Zanichelli, 1889-1909., Bologna, - 17 (di 20) volumi in-4° (cm. 29), legature coeve in m. pelle e angoli (lievissime abrasioni e aloni), titoli in oro ai comparti dei dorsi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati, brossura editoriale conservata. Importante edizione originale delle opere complete nell'impressione di lusso in grande formato. Fu stampata in soli cento esemplari numerati (il ns. n.18 dedicato a Remigia Ponti Spitalieri); amplissimi margini e carta a mano in ottimo stato, testatine e capilettera in xilografia. Contiene: I) Discorsi letterari e storici; II) Primi saggi; III) Bozzetti e scherme; IV) Confessioni e battaglie; V) Ceneri e faville (prima serie); VI) Juvenilia e Levia gravia; VII) Ceneri e faville (seconda serie); VIII) Studi letterari; IX) Giambi ed epodi e Rime nuove; X) Studi saggi e discorsi; XI) Ceneri e faville; XIII) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XIV) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XVII) Odi barbare e Rime e ritmi; XVIII) Archeologia poetica; XIX) Melica e lirica del Settecento; XX) Cavalleria e umanesimo; mancano i tre volumi XII, XV, XVI. Fra il 1921 e il 1929 l'intera collana fu ristampata. «La edizione è tale da fare grandissimo onore alla loro tipografia: non so chi in Italia abbia mai fatto di meglio, tanto è severamente elegante la stampa e nitida la impressione» [Guido Mazzoni a Cesare Zanichelli, Roma 29 gennaio 1889]. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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

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

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

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

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        Kindergarten First Book. ABC of Objects for Home and School

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

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

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

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        The Day Will Come: A Novel. In three volumes

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

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        Der Sechste Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Breslau 1889

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

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        HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (9 VOLUMES COMPLETE)

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

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

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

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        The American armamentarium chirurgicum.

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

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        Queenie's Whim: Novel

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

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

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

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        ALBUM OFFICIEL DE LA FÊTE DES VIGNERONS, VEVEY 1889

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

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        The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress.

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

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

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

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        DRAGON'S TEETH A Novel from the Portuguese

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

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        THE LEGACY OF CAIN

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

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