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      1889. 2. Twain, Mark. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. 575p., 1/2 pebble grain morocco, marbled edges and end papers, light wear to edges, slight browning of paper, 1/2" faded spot on front cover, g-vg. 1st edition. BAL 3429- This copy has blank fly-title on p.(i); earliest state of p.(59). The illustrations are by Dan Beard. A satiric novel set in the time of King Arthur. Ticket of publishers and booksellers protective assn #3657 on lower right of rear free endpaper.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd. Richard Maurice Bucke's Copy

      Camden, New Jersey: Self Published, 1889 Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads. Camden, New Jersey, [May 31st,] 1889. Privately Printed. First edition thus. 8vo., 382pp + 20pp. Late 20th-century limp black morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very good copy showing some use with some modest restoration to the spine crown & corners. Custom clamshell case. One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page. With six portraits of the author, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. This copy is further enhanced by its association with Whitman's great friend & his literary executor, Richard Maurice Bucke, who has inscribed & signed the front fly-leaf: "J. N. Greenshields from his friend R. M. Bucke [three line quotation from "I Sing The Body Electric", these lines underscored in the text] Asylum, London, Ont. 6 Nov. '95." Greenshields was a prominent Montreal lawyer & important financier. Bucke was born in England & raised in Canada, studied medicine & served as superintendent of the London, Ontario Asylum for the insane from 1877 until his death in 1902. He wrote two enthusiastic studies of Whitman; Walt Whitman: A Contemporaneous Study, [1883] [was the first biography of Whitman ever written] & Walt Whitman: Man and Poet, [1897]. Bucke helped edit Whitman's Complete Writings, [1902] & In Re Walt Whitman, [1893]. Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness, [1901] reflects much of Whitman's mysticism. "Whitman's influence over Bucke, a prematurely modern man smothered by the starched collars & repressed sexuality of the period, was profound. Whitman's fearless, infectious enthusiasm, prodigious lust for life & distain of convention consumes Bucke & frees him from his social bondage". An important & notable Association Copy. "When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events." - From a review of the 1990 NFB film Beautiful Dreamers, staring Rip Torn as Whitman & Colm Feore as Bucke.. Signed by Author. 70th Birthday Edition.

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        Leaves of Grass, with Sands at Seventy and A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads

      (Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros.), 1889. Seventh edition, fourteenth printing. One of 300 copies, signed by Whitman on the title page. Frontispiece portrait of Whitman consists of an original photograph mounted to stiff paper; this is followed by five additional portraits of the author throughout the text from photographs and engravings. Unobtrusive ink stain across bottom edge, else quite fine internally, in Myerson's binding A, which shows less wear than usual to the flap enclosure, and has a shallow chip to spine head, in addition to some moderate rubbing.

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        Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

      David McKay Philadelphia: David McKay. 1889. First. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's cloth gilt. Spine ends slightly bumped else very near fine. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. A very nice copy of a scarce title. .

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        The Early Days of Christianity. Popular Edition

      Cassell & Company Limited London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. Later printing. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. XVI, 664pp. Full leather with gold-stamped decoration and borders on boards and spine and gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Exquisite fore-edge painting. Gold-tooled dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Fascinating study in which the author describes the work and writings of St.Peter, St. James, St.Jude, St. John and the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews in order to explain the varities of religious thought which prevailed at that time. Spine, corners and head and tail of spine moderately rubbed. Front board slightly soiled. Binding in overall very good, interior in near to fine condition.

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        The Carrier Dove

      Library of Spiritual Experience San Francisco: (Library of Spiritual Experience), 1889. Professionally rebacked, interior fine. Quarto. Volume VI. Nos. 1 -52. Illustrated custom bound in full brown calf ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers Our search for information concerning Julia Schlesinger and The Carrier Dove led us to the Schlesinger library at Radcliffe (there is no connection) and then to the California State Library. There, Mrs. Sibylle Zemitas of the California History Section proved quite helpful. Noting that Schlesinger's book Workers in the Vineyards is listed in only four libraries, she searched their "California Information File 1846-1945" and the "California Death Index 1945+" and the "California Newspaper Index: 1904-1949", to no avail. Mrs. Zemitas did forward a photocopy of the San Francisco Call May 27, 1896, which reproduces a line-drawing of Julia Schlessinger [sic] on page ten, captioning her as secretary and Director-elect of the State Association of Spiritualists. The text notes that she was also elected State librarian and that she resided in San Jose. Back to the Carrier Dove. The last issue of the year on December 28, 1889 carries a biography of Julia Schlesinger which is frustrating in its generalities. A vague reference to her having been born and reared in the west, a mention that she has children, originally started the Carrier Dove as a children's paper and that in January she will also be writing for a forthcoming monthly periodical The Gleamer. The facing page contains a line drawing of an intelligent looking woman of early middle age which the "biography" calls "an excellent likeness". Various of the fifty-two mastheads list her as Editor, Co-publisher and member of the paper's Board of Directors. An earlier issue presented a frontispiece of Dr. Louis Schlesinger (presumably Julia's husband) together with only a slightly more informative biographical sketch. Mrs. Zemitas concludes her informative letter: "It is very exciting to have been able to acquire The Carrier Dove for 1889, a rare find with interesting topic. Much has been written on spiritualism in California and in San Francisco. It seems that prominent women of the movement are only mentioned in most sources..." .

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

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

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        Les jeux du cirque et la vie foraine. paris, plon, (1889).

      Cm. 28, pp. (6) v (3) 250 (2). Con molte incisioni a colori nel testo di Jules Garnier. Bella legatura editoriale in piena tela con piatto interamente decorato a colori da motivi circensi. Tagli dorati. Ben conservato. Edizione originale di questo celebre libro interamente dedicato alla vita del circo. Non comune soprattutto nella tiratura con le immagini a colori. Cfr. Vicaire V, 225.

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        Fort comme la Mort.

      1st edition. Paris: Paul Ollendorff 1889. 353 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

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        Menu du diner offert, au VIII congrès international des orientalistes, Stockholm le 7 sept.

      1889. [=omslagstitel]. Leiden, E. J. Brill, (1889). 8:o. (48) s. Häftad. Ryggen lite naggad upp- och nedtill. Bra ex.. Fantastisk färglitograferad matsedel med skriftprov på ett stort antal orientaliska språk. Med bidrag av Carlo Landberg (om den svenska snapsen), Max Müller, A. Dillmann, Th. Nöldeke, Georg von der Gabelentz, E. Amélineau, A. Vambéry och Paul Haupt

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        Sylvie and Bruno. Together with Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

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

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        Le Morte Darthur, by Syr Thomas Malory. The original edition of William Caxton now reprinted and edited with an introduction and glossary by H. Oskar Sommer. With an Essay on Malory's prose style by Andrew Lang.

      London: David Nutt 1889.. Three volumes, 4to, x, (6), 861, (3); (x), 230, (2); (xxxviii), 338 pp. Facsimile plate showing a page of the Caxton edition plus 2 folding tables comparing the printed and manuscript versions of the tale, armorial bookplates with signature of Francis Pember, Warden of All Souls College, and later bookseller's label to paste downs, pages uncut. Finely bound after the Jansenist style in maroon quarter morocco, plain boards, gilt spine titles, raised bands, a lovely set.

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        THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood.

      Hardback. No dust-wrapper. xii, 390 pages. First edition. Large paper copy. Number 36 of a limited edition of 113 copies. Sometime rebound in half blue morocco, gilt over marbled boards. Fore-edges uncut. An unusually clean and handsome copy. This title, along with the other large-paper limited editions was issued originally in paper-covered boards. These often have not survived the test of time very well and usually are found in poor condition.

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        Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert. + Dionysos-Dithyramben.

      Leipzig, C.G. Naumann, 1889 + (1890 - released 1892). 8vo. Very nice contemporary half calf with five raised bands, gilt ornamentations, and gilt lettered title to spine. Double gilt lines to boards. A bit of wear to capitals and corners. A nice, clean, and tight copy. Internally fresh and clean, uncut. (8), 144 pp. + 21, (1) pp., 1 f. (contents).. The scarce first edition of the epitome of Nietzsche's final project -a re-valuation of all values ("Eine Umwerthung aller Werthe"), -his hugely interesting "declaration of war" (preface p. (4): "Diese Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung"), which was written during his last productive year, just before his big breakdown in Turin. - Bound together with the first printing of the "Dionysian Dithyrambs", which appeared as a separate appendix to the fourth part of "Also sprach Zarathustra"."Götzen-Dämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Idols") must be said to constitute the culmination of the production of this giant of philosophy, who turned mad after having finished it.Early in 1889 Nietzsche began to exhibit signs of serious mental illness, and in Turin he finally broke down, and was brought back to Basel by his friends. "The Twilight of the Idols" was released merely a few weeks after this collapse, and Nietzsche never wrote again.Nietzsche had 1.000 copies of the work privately printed. The work is considered one of his most popular, and it is here that we find some of the most frequently quoted passages from the works of Nietzsche, e.g. "What does not kill me, only makes me stronger" (p.2.: "Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker").The Twilight was meant as an introduction to, or summary of, Nietzshe's philosophy, and as such it is one of his most interesting works. It is written almost as in a rage of fever -in only about a week-, and as he himself states at the end of the preface: "Turin, am 30. September 1888, am Tage, da das erste Buch der Umwerthung aller Werthe zu ende kam." (i.e. "Turin, on September 30. 1888, on the day that the first book on the re-valuation of all value came to an end."). This highly polemical work makes clear reference to Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung", and it presents us with a sharp critique of the most influential philosophers in history, e.g. Kant, Plato, Socrates, and of Christianity in general, but also the likes of Rousseau, Hugo, Renan, Mill, Darwin, Dante etc. are attacked as the causes of cultural decadence in Europe, and only the likes of Caesar, Napoleon, Dostojevski, Goethe and Thukydides represent the opposite -healthy and strong- strand.Nobody who had read this work could have been surprised with the mental collapse of the author.Of the 1.000 copies, 659 still remained unsold by October 1893.Though Nietzsche is primarily understood and remembered as one of the greatest philosophers of all times, his poems occupy a central place in his literary production and many of them (e.g. the Dithyrambs) are intimately linked with the philosophy, for which he is so famous today. The first printing of the "Dionysian Dithyrambs" furthermore occupies a central place in the legendary feud over the rights to his works that emerged after his break-down. Nietzshe no longer had any say in the matter of which or where his remaining works were to be printed, and a complicated struggle over the right to decide over these works begins to unfold with the printing of these first six "Dionysian Dithyrambs"."The first of the "books" to be published without his editorial corrections was actually a collection of nine poems, entitled "Dionysian Dithyrambs", which Nietzsche had gathered together during the last few months of 1888. One of them, "Last Will" ("Letzter Wille"), had originally been composed in 1883... The remaining five poems [being the five that are present here, together with "Last Will"] also saw their first drafts during the "Zarathustra" period but did not receive their final revisions until 1888... He prepared the manuscript for printing and composed a dedication on 1 January 1889, but then decided to withhold it temporarily for future publication. Shortly thereafter he was insane. One year later, Gast and Naumann decided to publish the poems in same volume as the first public edition "Zarathustra IV" and because three of the poems already appeared in the text - albeit in a slightly revised format - they elected to print the other six poems in an addendum entitled "Dionysian Dithyrambs". But what started out as a simple publishing venture soon became the focal point of a complicated struggle to decide who would control the contents and the timing of the publication of Nietzshe's literary estate... Naumann had finished the printing of "Zarathustra IV" - which included the addendum of six "Dinysian Dithyrambs"...on 23 November 1890, with every intention of introducing the work at the Easter Book Fair of 1891. But on 24 March and again on 29 March, Franziska wrote to Overbeck pleading that the work not be published. On 1 April, Gast received a similar letter. Naumann was sent a telegram demanding that he withhold "Zarathustra IV" until the issues of blasphemey and liability could be settled. On 13 April, the publisher reluctantly agreed to postpone publication until these issues were resolved.Elisabeth took this opportunity to begin searching for a new publisher who would assume responsibility for all of her brother's works, including the remaining copies that he had paid to have self-published. Negotiations dragged on for months as Elisabeth continued to browbeat Naumann on a number of issues. Finally, on 9 February 1892, a contract was signed in which C.G. Naumann gained control of all of Nietzsche's previously published works... The "Dionysian Dithyrambs" appeared as an addendum to the fourth part of "Zarathustra IV", which had been printed in late 1890, and were finally released to the public in March of 1892...Publication of all nine poems - with the proper revisions - had to wait another six years..." (Schaberg: pp. 173-177).As mentioned, the "Dionysian Dithyrambs" were published as an appendix (with its own title-page) to "Also sprach Zarathustra IV". The work was published in 1.000 copies (printed in late 1890); by October 1893, 171 copies still remained unsold.Twilight of the Idols: Schaberg: 56Dionysian Dithyrambs: Schaberg: 58

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