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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Australia Twice Traversed

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Australia Twice Traversed. Volume Two only

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

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        A Clinical Atlas of Venereal & Skin Diseases

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

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

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

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

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

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        City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Vicinity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State in Schuylkill 1732-1888

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Vlaminck").

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        LIST Of CHINESE MEDICINES. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. III. - Miscellaneous Series: No. 17

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

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        Australia Twice Traversed

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

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

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

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

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

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        Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Complete 22 volume set

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        The Art Album of New Zealand Flora

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

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

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

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        Vista Panorámica de la Ciudad de Lima”

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

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

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

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

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

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        Father O'Flynn

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

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        [Justine.] Opus Sadicum

      Athens: by the Erotika Biblion Society for Private Distribution,, 1889. A Philosophical Romance. For the First Time Translated from the Original French. (Holland, 1791.) With an Engraved Frontispiece. Large octavo (238 × 155 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece. Spine a little toned, some rubbing and bumping to edges of boards. An excellent copy. Limited edition, one of 50 numbered copies based on the text of the first English language edition.

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        Tine. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1889. XIX + 287 s. Orig. komponeret hellærred

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        An Illustrated History of the Missouri Engineer and the 25th Infantry Regiments

      Donahue and Henneberry, Chicago 1889 - Original green blind stamped cloth with a beautiful gilded coat of arms of the Missouri Engineer regiment. Patterned endpapers and pastedowns. all edges marbled. Gilt title on spine. Tiny white spot to the spine. Mild wear to the corners. Illustrations. Index. Roster. 305 pages. A very tough regimental to find, especially in such beautiful condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Archevèchés,Evéchés et Abbayes de France. Tome premier. Aix,Apt,Fréjus,Gap,Riez et sisteron. Accompagnée des Documents authentiques recueillis dans les registres du Vatican et les Archives Locales

      Société Anonyme Imprimerie Montbéliardaise, 1889. Broché avec une illustration. La reliure est à consolider:les plats sont séparés du volume. le dos est entier et solidaire du plat du titre. le plat du dos de l'ouvrage est séparé. les pages sont en grandes partie décousues. les deux plats sont rempliés. Un texte sur deux colonnes. la papier et les textes sont en excellent etat. une table des noms de personnes et des lieux. Instrumenta ecclesiae Aquensis. prix dans l'etat. ouvrage rare

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        Bradley's Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference. A Complete American and Foreign Atlas, Compiled from Official State, National and International Surveys Supplemented by Information Furnished by the Postal and Interior Departments

      Philadelphia.: WM. M. Bradley & Bro.. 1889.. Some 52 maps (tipped-in), handcolored, marbled endpapers, 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, hardbound with FRONT COVER & SPINE LEATHER MISSING. MISSING 18 MAPS: plate 1 - North Polar Charts, 2 - Hemispheres, 4 - Europe, 7 - Ireland, 24 - Palestine, 27 - Africa, 28 - Southern Africa, 29 - Egypt, Arabia Petraea & Lower Nubia, 48 Minnesota, 50 - Kansas, 52 - Manitoba, 53 - Wyoming, 54 - Washington/Oregon, 55 - California, 57 - Arizona/New Mexico, 58 - Colorado, 59 - Missouri, & 68 - Texas. Overall the condition of the maps is very good with occasional light scattered foxing (mainly to first and last few pages), small blue pencil notation to plate 3 Chart of the World and plate 38 MA, CT; a few plates soiled (mainly in outer margins), plate of Massachusetts (not numbered) is soiled and with a split at lower centrefold. Incomplete as an atlas, but a collection of attractive maps from the last years of handcolored atlas maps. There are some 46 double page maps (all tipped in), and 6 double page maps with two separate maps with a decorative border division. On a double sheet with New Jersey (with shared central decorative border) is a most uncommon separate map of Long Island. Other interesting maps include a "United States Railroad Map, Showing Through Lines of Communication from the Atlantic to Pacific, Together with the Various Steamship Lines Along the Seaboard." The Massachusetts/Connecticut maps are the most used. .

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        Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise On the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin's Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55

      VG+. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle. 1889. 1st Edition. Octavo. xi, [1], 531pp., Index, (1), 32pp. publisherÍs advertisements at rear. Illustrated with 2 plates (1 colour lithograph and 1 photogravure portrait) with tissue guards, 6 coloured fold-out maps. Bound in publisherÍs de-bossed ruled blue cloth with bright gilt decoration on front cover and bright gilt lettering on spine, internal hinges professionally reinforced, pages and maps are clean. A very good copy+ of a very scarce publication. „Arctic Bibliography 3351. & & The account of the Franklin Search expedition under Sir Richard Collinson in the 'Enterprise,' to search via Bering Strait eastward into Canadian Arctic waters. The 'Enterprise' wintered in Prince of Wales Strait 1851-52, after exploring Banks Island. The following season the ship sailed through Dolphin, Union and Dease Straits and then wintered in Cambridge Bay with exploration around the eastern portions of Victoria Island 1852-3 which was carried out by sledge. The expedition returned westward to winter in Camden Bay, Alaska in 1853-54, returning home the following season. Members of the expedition performed observations in the areas of meteorology, water currents, physiography, flora and fauna, and the Eskimos of Victoria Island.&

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        Traité encyclopédique de photographie

      Paris, Gauthier 1889 -1890. 25 cm. 4 Bände. 511, (1); 400; 407, (1); 413, (1) Seiten mit 724 Textfiguren in Holzstich und 2 Photogravüren. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - 1: Matériel photographique; 2: Phototypes négatifs; 3: Phototypes positifs. Photocopies. Photocalques. Phototirages; 4: Agrandissements. Applications de la photographie. Kanten stellenweise berieben - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems

      Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1889. 1st edition. Hardcover. Dark blue boards, a few light marks on the rear, a slightly dulled spine with gilt lettering, gilt front lettering, a small repair to the head of the spine, corners a little bumped, black endpapers as called for, the binding still firm, the publisher's monogram on the rear board indicating the first issue. A printed number appears on the title page. Other than a few light fox marks to the first and last couple of pages, the contents are essentially very clean. This was Yeats's first book of poems, printed by subscription in only 500 copies, rare today, in very good condition.

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        Flora's Feast

      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company,, 1889. A Masque of Flowers penned & pictured by Walter Crane. Small quarto. Original blue cloth-backed boards, white paper sides printed with titles and floral illustrations in blue and brown, floral patterned endpapers. 1 plate of publisher's advertisements and an 8 page booklet of the same at the rear. 40 lithographic reproductions (including the illustrated title page) of Crane's line drawings washed in with watercolour. Spine and corners rubbed, some marks to covers, very faint spotting to some of the plates. Still a charming object in very good condition. First edition, first impression, of this lovely art nouveau production containing some of Walter Crane's most reproduced images. This copy was given by Florence Nightingale to her great-niece Lettice Verney, with a lengthy, warm and revealing presentation inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper, "Lettice S. Verney, April 18 1890. I send a book which takes my fancy for Lettice from Aunt Florence; the Scimitar-bearing Snowdrops are so gallant. But I should like to alter the title to "Our Father's Floral Feast", "if God so clothe the flowers of the field." (signed) F. Nightingale". The Verneys lived at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, under the matriarchy of Lady Frances Parthenope Verney, Nightingale's elder sister. She had married the liberal landowner Sir Harry Verney (whose proposals of marriage Florence herself had rejected so as to pursue her nursing mission), in 1858, and the childless Florence treated her sister's children and grandchildren with as much affection and attention as if they had been her own. Lettice Verney (1875-1908), daughter of Edward & Margaret Verney, seems to have been her favourite, with numerous surviving letters evincing a close bond. Supported by her great-aunt's numerous gifts of books, Lettice Verney in fact went on to study at Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall), and then to become a librarian, before dying of ill health in 1908, two years before Florence's death. Though a gift of early childhood, this inscription intriguingly foreshadows Nightingale's pious preoccupation with life and death, for in altering Crane's pagan title to a more spiritually salubrious Christian one, she paraphrases a somewhat morbid piece of scripture (Matthew 6:30), "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the fire, shall he not much more clothe you, oh ye of little faith?" Nightingale, indeed, had a propensity to insist upon the Christianisation of classical pagan tropes, as in her letter of 1876 to Lettice's parents, on the death of her mother, she writes of "us who believe that it is not Charon's boat but Elijah's chariot waiting to carry us". An attractive and intriguing document of Florence Nightingale in her familial role of pious pedagogue.

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        In Common Council's Stated Session Monday September 23rd, 1889

      1889. [Capital Punishment]. [Thomas Edison]. In Common Council, Stated Session, Monday, September 23rd, 1889, Hon. John McCarty, President in the Chair and a Quorum Present. (...) A Singularly Brutal and Wanton Murder was Committed on August 22nd, 1889 at 171 Jay Street (...) on the Person of an Estimable and Inoffensive Citizen, The Late Christian W. Luca. Whereas the Prompt Arrest of the Red-Handed Murderer and His Accessories Exemplified by the Acumen, Activity, Courage, And Devotion to Duty, Which is Characteristic of the Police Force of the City of Brooklyn, In a Marked Degree... [Brooklyn: Kensington Art Studio, 1889]. 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" albumen photograph of printed and manuscript certificate mounted on 14" x 11" board. Light rubbing to edges, otherwise fine. * This certificate commemorated a resolution honoring members of the Brooklyn Police Department, the Second Precinct. The 1889 murder of Christian W. Luca, a grocer, by Charles McElvaine during a botched robbery, caused a sensation in Brooklyn and New York. McElvaine pleaded insanity, but was eventually sentenced to "death by electricity" after two years of trials and appeals. This was a controversial form of execution. The widely reported first electrocution in 1890, which used apparatus designed by the Edison Company, was a gruesome event. As a result of a gag order issued afterwards, members of the press and other witnesses were barred from the four executions that followed over the next eighteen months. Despite official claims that the electric chair delivered painless executions, stories of additional gruesome deaths found their way into print. The state had to act. Edison redesigned the electric chair, replacing metal electrodes affixed to the head and leg with a pair of electrodes in water-filled jars in which the condemned person's forearms were immersed. Satisfied that this new design resolved the issues that marred previous executions, the state lifted the gag order and invited eight reporters and Edison's chief engineer to witness McElvaine's demise. Unfortunately, Edison's theory of a "wet work" electric chair execution proved wrong, resulting in a terribly inhumane and brutal experiment. McElvaine died, but only after a miserable period of torture

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        THE BALLAD OF DEAD MEN'S BAY (Thomas J. Wise Piracy)

      London: Privately Printed, 1889 [1891]. Pirated edition, 18 x 10.5cm (8vo), sumptuously bound in full green levant morocco w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, blind ruling to covers, raised bands, gilt trim to edges of covers, ornate gilt dentelles, deckle edges, cream ep.s, [i-ii], [1-5] 6-14 [15-20] pp. in original printed buff paper wraps. Produced by T.J. Wise in 1891 using watermarked "J Whatman 1889" handmade paper, this title is listed by Barker & Collins in their "Sequel to an Enquiry" (1983, Appendix 7; see also Dossier S226). According to Wise (Ashley VI 174), only 40 copies were printed; 22 of these have been located in libraries worldwide (4 in the UK, 2 in Canada, & 16 in the USA). In his "Story of a Lie: A Sequel to 'A Sequel'," W.E. Fredeman summed up the controversy surrounding Wise's activities as a pirate & forger: "That none of Wise's honest bibliographer-contemporaries has received such attention is an ironic comment on the perennial fascination of roguery" ("Review" 7 [1985]: p.267). Provenance: Alva B. Gimbel, w/her small decorative bookplate to fr. pastedown. Binding Near-Fine (spine & extremities sl. sunned); contents Fine. Vaughan 4.

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      Published by F. Boegle, Bookseller & Stationer, [1889]. - First edition. 16mo. Original printed grey wrappers, x, 11-158 pp., introductory. Details the mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, hot springs, deserts, and other wonders of the "Eastern Slope" of the Sierras. Much on mineral and agricultural resources including towns, settlements, mining and reduction works, railways, lumber flumes, pine forests, systems of water supply, great shafts and tunnels, and the many improvements and industries of Nevada. Paher 2221 says "As an introduction to western Nevada for the tourist, the author compiled this handy guide stressing its geographical features and its industries. There is an informative history of the initial Comstock discovery and the "rush to Washoe," other historical events, routes and distances, a directory of western Nevada towns with interesting historical summaries of each, a sketch of Lake Tahoe and its bays, and Nevada's resources, especially mining and agriculture. Once common, this paperback is becoming scarce in the first edition." A tiny closed tear to fore-edge of front cover and a bit of light pencil markings in the margins throughout the text that is easily erasable, else a near fine, tight, clean copy housed in a clamshell case with titles stamped in silver on the spine. Considered rare today. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jarhhundert.

      Berlin: Verlag of Ernst Wasmuth, 1889. - 80 chromolithograph plates. Loose as issued in portfolio.

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        Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin's Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, ... 1889, 1st Edition. () xi,[1],531pp. Fine. Octavo. Illustrated with 2 plates (one colour lithograph and one photogravure portrait) and 6 coloured folding maps. Bound in original gilt decorated blue cloth. Old bookplate on front paste down. A fine clean copy. AB 3351. Account of the Franklin Search expedition under Sir Richard Collinson in the 'Enterprise,' to search via Bering Strait eastward into Canadian arctic waters. The 'Enterprise' being delayed, wintered in Prince of Wales Strait 1851-2, after exploring around Banks Island. The next season the ship sailed through Dolphin, Union and Dease Straits to winter in Cambridge Bay and explored by sledge around the east of Victoria Island 1852-3, before returning westward to winter in Camden Bay, Alaska in 1853-54, returning home the following season. During the voyage, members of the expedition made observations on meteorology, currents, physiography, flora, fauna, and the Eskimos of Victoria Island..

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      London, David Nutt, 1889.. 2 volumes, 1889, lacks the 2 volumes on notes etc, THE TEXT OF LE MORTE DARTHUR IS COMPLETE. Edited by H. Oskar Sommer, BOUND BY ELSE HOFFMAN MEMBER OF THE GUILD OF WOMEN'S BINDERS. Tall 8vo, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, a facsimile of page 75 from Lord Spence's copy of Caxton's Morte Darthur,taken in the British Museum on October 10 by CH. Praetorius, pages: x, [3] 1-861, text in old English, bound in full green morocco by Else Hoffman, her monogram and date in gilt on bottom dentelle on lower cover of each volume, gilt lettering between raised bands to spines, gilt lettering to upper covers, inner dentelles have three rules and decorated corners, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines slightly faded, occasional light foxing to upper margins, very small light stain to edges of a few pages in Volume 2, otherwise a very good handsome copy. See Women Bookbinder's 1880-1890 by Marianne Tidcome. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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