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        Konversations Lexicon.

      Leipzig, 1889-1892. 18 volumi (su 19) in 8vo; pp.1024, 1019, 1028, 1024, 1021, 1028, 1028, 1028, 1028, 1044, 1028, 1048, 1022, 1051, 1044, 1026, 1068, IV, 1017. Manca il volume n.18. Oltre 300 incisioni nel testo. 556 carte ed illustrazioni, delle quali 80 acquarellate. Mezza pelle editoriale. Dorso riccamente decorato con titolo e fregi in oro. Ottimo stato.

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        Noraskogs arkiv.

      Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar. 1-6. Stockholm, Ivan Haeggström, 1889-1928. 8:o. VII,+ (3),+ X,+ 640 s.+ 4 planscher; 384,+IV,+ 400 s.+ 2 utvikbara kartor, en stor över Nora och en över Karlskoga härad, + en dubbelsidig karta,+ 2 planscher; IV,+ 495,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar karta, 4 planscher, varav en kolorerad,+ stort utvikbart faksimil; VII,+ (1),+ 240,+ 16,+ 241-464 s.+ 6 utvikbara kartor, varav ett stort kolorerat faksimil över Ringshytte skog,+ 3 planscher,+ 2 faksimil, varav ett utvikbart och tvåsidigt; V,+ (blank),+ 546,+ (1) s.+ plansch; (4),+ 363,+ (1) s.+ plansch. Liten fuktrand i nedre hörn i början av första häftet. Tre uniforma röda hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar, med samtliga häftesomslag medbundna. Med exlibris "G I B". Komplett svit av Noraskogs arkiv, bortsett från ett generalregister som utkom 1990. Del fem och sex utgivna postumt. Johan Johansson i Noraskog (1840-1905). Hela verket utgavs i 18 häften. Andra delen med extra titelblad "Beskrifning öfver Nora socken i Örebro län, Nora och Hjulsö Berglagers härad. Upprättad åren 1580-1858 af Er. Em. Öman". Sjätte delen med Daniel Tilas: "Dag bok öfwer hans Kongl. höghet cronprintsens prints Gustavs resa igenom Bergslagerne in sept. 1768"

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        Noraskogs arkiv. Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar.

      Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1889-1928. 18 häften (varav de första tre sammanbundna i en volym), Häfte 1-3: (2) + VII + (1) + X + 640 s.+ 4 planscher; häfte 4: 208 s. + 2 kartor varav 1 utvikningsbar; häfte 5: (209)-384 s.; häfte 6: VIII + (385)-784 s. + 3 planscher varav 1 utvikbar + 1 utvikningsbar karta; häfte 7: 224 s. + 1 utvikningsbar karta + 4 planscher varav 1 kolorerad; häfte 8: (225)-495 + IV + (1) s. + stort utvikbart faksimil; häfte 9: 192 s. + 1 plansch + 2 faksimil varav 1 utvikningsbart + 2 utvikningsbara kartor; häfte 10: 193-464 + VII s. + 2 planscher + 2 utvikningsbara kartor; häfte 11 (=5:e bandet, 1:a häftet): 112 s.; häfte 12 (=5:e bandet, 2:a häftet): (1) + 113-224 s.; häfte 13 (=5:e bandet, 3:e häftet): (2) + 225-337 + 1 blank s.; häfte 14 (=5:e bandet, 4:e häftet): (2) + 339-441 s.; häfte 15 (=5:e bandet, 5:e häftet): 443-546 + (2) + V s..+1 plansch; häfte 16 (=6:e bandet, 1:a häftet): 64 s.; häfte 17 (6:e bandet, 2:a häftet): 65-198 s. + 1 plansch; häfte 18 (6:e bandet, 3:e häftet): (197)-563 + (1) s. Första volymen har reva (2 cm) i bakre omslag. Häfte 4 har pappersförlust i bakre omslag. Häfte 6, 7 har författarens dedikation till Fr. Vult von Steijern på främre omslagen. Häfte 8 och 14 har naggad rygg upptill. Häfte 16 med reva i bakre omslaget nedtill. Häfte 18 med naggade omslag. Häftena är ouppskurna utom häfte 14-18.. Sviten är komplett

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        Noraskogs arkiv.

      Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar. 1-6. Stockholm, Ivan Haeggström, 1889-1928. 8:o. (2),+ VII,+ (1),+ X,+ 640 s.+ 4 planscher; (2),+ VIII,+ 3-784 s.+ 2 utvikbara kartor, en stor över Nora och en över Karlskoga härad, + en dubbelsidig karta,+ 2 planscher; IV,+ 495,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar karta, 4 planscher, varav en kolorerad,+ stort utvikbart faksimil; VII,+ (1),+ 464,+ 16 s.+ 6 utvikbara kartor, varav ett stort kolorerat faksimil över Ringshytte skog,+ 3 planscher,+ 2 faksimil, varav ett utvikbart och tvåsidigt; V,+ (blank),+ 546,+ (1) s.+ plansch; (4),+ 363,+ (1) s.+ plansch. Del 1-4 i halvpergamentband med guldornerade ryggar med röda och gröna titel- resp. deltiteletiketter, marmorerade snitt (Gustaf Hedberg, och del 5-6 i mörka hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar med Riksarkivets ryggstämpel i guld och med samtliga häftesomslag medbundna. Del 1-4 ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med dess exlibris, och 4-5 ur Riksarkivets bibliotet, med dess stämplar och utgallringsstämplar. Första bandet med främre inre pärmpapper något skadat, p.g.a. exlibriset. Komplett svit av Noraskogs arkiv. Del fem och sex utgivna postumt. Johan Johansson i Noraskog (1840-1905). Hela verket utgavs i 18 häften. Andra delen med extra titelblad Beskrifning öfver Nora socken i Örebro län, Nora och Hjulsö Berglagers härad. Upprättad åren 1580-1858 af Er. Em. Öman. Sjätte delen med Daniel Tilas: Dag bok öfwer hans Kongl. höghet cronprintsens prints Gustavs resa igenom Bergslagerne in sept. 1768. Ett generalregister utkom 1990

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        Victoria, B. C. 1889 [bird's-eye view]

      Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada: Ellis & Co., publishers of "The Colonist", 1889. Tinted lithographic bird's-eye view after R.H., numbered on the image with a linked identifying index beneath. 27 1/4 x 42 1/8 inches. A fine image: Victoria viewed from high above the straits of San Juan Fuca, looking north Rare: Reps records just 8 examples (4 in Canada and 4 in the United States). Reps notes that the artist is 'R.H.' but gives no further information. The key beneath identifies 63 places or buildings of interest (including the publisher's offices on Government Street) and all the main streets are also identified. Victoria was founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843 as Fort Camosun as a fur trading post, the settlement was later called Fort Victoria, in honour of Queen Victoria. When the crown Colony of Vancouver Island was established in 1849, a town was laid out on the site and made the capital of the colony. The Chief Factor of the fort, James Douglas was made governor of the colony, and would be the leading figure in the early development of the city until his retirement in 1864. With the discovery of gold on the British Columbia mainland in 1858, Victoria became the port, supply base, and outfitting centre for miners on their way to the Fraser Canyon gold fields, mushrooming from a population of 300 to over 5000 literally within a few days. In 1866 when the island was politically united with the mainland, Victoria remained the capital of the new united colony and became the provincial capital when British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation in 1871. Victoria was incorporated as a city in 1862. ... In 1886, with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway terminus on Burrard Inlet, Victoria's position as the commercial centre of British Columbia was lost to the city of Vancouver. The city subsequently began cultivating an image of genteel civility within its natural setting, an image aided by the impressions of visitors such as Rudyard Kipling, the opening of the popular Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the construction of the Empress Hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1908. Amon Carter Catalogue 1867; Catalogue of the National Map Collection. National Archives of Canada H3/640-Victoria-1889; Hébert & Dempsey Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada 1077; Reps 38 (8 copies).

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        Egenhändigt skrivet och undertecknat brev till skådespelaren Gabriel Alw.

      Med kuvert, adresserat till »Skådespelaren Hr Gabriel Alw / Dramatiska Teatern Stockholm (Suède)», poststämplat Sorrento / Napoli 8.3.26. Brevet daterat »Pensione Dania, Capo di Sorrento den 6. 3. 26.» 3 s. »Tack för Ert brev, som jag läst med intresse. Det förefaller mig vara en mycket god idé med dessa dramatiska sketcher, en form av uppläsning som det verkligen är mening med. Men det förutsätter att Ni har några sådana dramatiska småting på hand. Det går nog ej för en >ordentlig> författare att i en hast åstadkomma ett eller annat dylikt, ty det är såvitt jag förstår en synnerligen krävande form - förutsatt att det skall bli något av värde. [...] Möjligen kunde ju tänkas att bland vad jag redan skrivit finns något som Ni skulle kunna använda. T. ex. första enaktaren i Den svåra stunden (i boken Teater), en liten sak med blott två roller. Det är längesen den skrevs men jag tror att den ej är utan värde och har något visst suggestivt. Då den nyligen uppförts på en liten scen i Paris lär den efter vad man sagt gjort verkan. [...] Annars har jag kommit att tänka på möjligheten att läsa något prosastycke av mig. Jag har skrivit några sådana som enligt min mening egentligen har något visst dramatiskt i sig, ej berättande. T. ex. Den fordringsfulla gästen (första avdelningen, den om hotellgästen; förekommer i Valda sidor). Eller kanske hellre Frälsar-Johan (Valda sidor), liksom förutnämnda en monolog - ett förvirrat fattighjon som tror sig vara mänskornas frälsare. [...] Vad mina saker beträffar, så kan de nog ej tänkas lämpliga i annat än ett på det hela taget allvarligt program. Om ni möjligen tänker Er ett lättare sådant, mera allmänt underhållande, så måste jag säga att jag ej vill komma ifråga. Annars gärna.». Gabriel Alw (1889-1946) var skådespelare, verksam på Dramaten i Stockholm 1925-1946. Han spelade bland annat den viktiga rollen som >En man> i Per Lindbergs uppsättning av Han som fick leva om sitt liv 1928, och är även känd för sin inläsning av Tegnérs dikt »Det eviga» i den första sändningen av Dagens dikt - ett av Sveriges radios mest eviga program - den 1 februari 1937.<p>Vid denna tid var Lagerkvist nygift med Elaine Sandels sedan drygt tre månader, och de första åren bodde paret i Frankrike och Italien. I ett brev till Henrik Sörensen nio dagar efter brevet till Alw, från samma plats, beskriver Lagerkvist sig själv och Elaine som »alldeles förbaskat lyckliga»

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        Demonology and Devil-Lore. Two volumes.

      New York: Henry Holt, 1889.. 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.xv, [i], 428; xi, [i], 478. B/w illusts. Original black cloth, gilt decorated to front covers, gilt to spine, red ruled. Volume I covers marked, with white smear to spine and rear cover. Volume II front cover splashed and split to outer joint, not affecting integrity of binding. Coated endpapers, paper split to all inner hinges, revealing webbing, but again not affecting integrity of binding, which remains firm. Light stain to fore-edge of both Volumes. Occasional pencil marks. O/w contents clean and bright. No foxing. A Very Good set in two volumes. In stock in UK for immediate despatch. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        Dieci Quadri della Galleria Sciarra. Fototipie a Cura di Francesco Paolo Michetti con Cenni Storici a Critici Raccolti da Leone Vicchi

      NP NP: NP , [1889]. First edition. Hardcover. g. Elephant folio. 48, [4]pp. Original crushed morocco with gold lettering on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Decorative borders, initials and tailpieces. Exquisite work reproducing ten paintings in phototype of the Sciarra Gallery, each painting being accompanied with an historical and critical note by Leone Vicchi. The paintings compiled in this study are the following: - Mantegna: Ritratto incognito - Perugino: S. Sebastiano - Francia: Madonna col Bambino e due Santi - Vinci: Modestia e Vanità - Fra Bartolomeo da S. Marco: Madonna col Bambino e S. Giovannino - Tiziano: La Bella - Raffaello: Il suonatore di violino - Bronzino: Ritratto incognito - Caravaggio: I Giuocatori - Reni: La Maddalena Moderate rubbing and soiling on binding. Pages foxed throughout. Text in Italian. Binding and interior in overall fair to good condition.

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        Storia dei popoli della lucania e della basilicata per ... roma, loescher, 1889

      2 voll. in.-8, pp. (4), 405, (1); (2), 350, leg. m. perg. coeva con cart. dec. ai piatti. Invio autogr. dell'A. Il primo vol. riguarda la Lucania con capitoli sul nome della regione, i popoli, le colonie, la guerra di Pirro, di Annibale, de' Socii contro Roma, le condizioni civili, politiche, religiose, economiche e la topografia dell'antico regime con appendice a complemento della topografia. Il secondo vol. riguarda la Basilicata con capitoli sui Longobardi, il Castaldo di Lucania, i paesi della regione, lo stato di Melfi, il feudo e il comune, la popolazione, la lingua, con 3 appendici riguardanti la tavola osca di Bantia, le parole del dialetto di origine dal greco e i saggi dei dialetti della provincia. Manca alla Platneriana che cita altre opere dell'A. (Moliterno 1827 - Roma 1908), storico ed economista italiano. [362]

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        Noraskogs arkiv. Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar.

      Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1889-1928. Sex volymer, (2) + VII + (1) + X + 640 s.+ 4 planscher ; VIII + 784 s. + 2 utvikbara kartor + 1dubbelsidig karta + 2 planscher ; IV + 495 + (1) s.+ utvikbar karta + 4 planscher, varav en kolorerad + stort utvikbart faksimil ; VII + (1) + 464 + 8 + 16 s. + 4 planscher och 7 utvikbara kartor och faksimil ; V + 1 blank + 546 + (1) s.+1 plansch ; (1) + 1 blank + (2) + 363 + (1) s. + 1 plansch. Bruna halvskinnband med guldornerade ryggar och fyra upphöjda bind, marmorerade pärmar. Komplett. Gott skick

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        The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Edited by W.T. Blanford. Fishes Vol. I-II.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1889. Royal8vo. 2 orig. full cloth. Richly gilt spines. Very light wear to edges.Uncut. Small stamp on titlepages. XVIII,548;XIV,509 pp. and 164+177 fine textillustrations of fishes. Clean and fine.. First edition of this classic work, describing 1400 species

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        Magnifique Publication Illustree JEAN LOUP par Emile Richebourg

      Succursale Cheret Paris: Succursale Cheret. (c.1889). Large poster by Jules Cheret illustrating a "penny dreadful" novel by the French author Emile Richebourg. Framed. Small, faint waterstains along the bottom edge, else an about fine, attractive, if somewhat lurid image of a woman abed either prostrate or dead, a man strangling another man on the floor next to an apparently dead, or at least very thirsty, dog. Shipping at cost. .

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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 &#39;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&#39;s author is translatable on Wikipedia)

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        A Naturalist in North Celebes. A Narrative of Travels in Minahassa, the Sangir and Talaut Islands, With Notices of the Fauna, Flora and Ethnology of the Districts Visited.

      London, John Murray, 1889. XV + 392 + 28 p. Illustrated with one coulered plate, 2 maps, 6 plates and illustrations in the text. Publisher´s black cloth with gilt lettered title and decoration. 22,5 X 15 cm. Exlibris (John Eriksson). Weak inner hinges. Rubbed spine at top and bottom

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        Germinie de Lacerteux. Pièce en dix tableaux. Précédée d'un prologue et suivie d'un épilogue. Tirée du Roman d'Edmond et Jules de Goncourt.

      Paris; G. Charpentier et Cie, 1889. First ordinary edition. (4, 2 blanks) + [vii] + (1) + [viii] + 134 pp. Dark-blue half leather (Anker Kyster, Copenhagen) with gilt decorations on spine, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt top edge. Both covers preserved. Spine ends worn, as are two of the corners. A light scratch mark in outer margin of pp. 73 & 74. Outer margin of pp. 90/91 with minor loss. Underscorings on six pages in the preface. Name and bookplate (Bror-Axel Sjögren), and two other bookplates with the initials ''C. E.'' and ''A. J.'' First edition of the dramatized version of Germinie de Lacerteux. The novel, published in 1865, was based on the double life of the brothers' maid, which was discovered after her death in 1862. Inscribed: "à Oscar Méténier / souvenir amical / Edmond de Goncourt". Oscar Méténier (1859-1913), French playwright and novelist, co-founder of the Théâtre Libre, wrote stage adaptions in collaboration with Paul Alexis of Les Frères Zemganno (1890) and Charles Demailly (1893)

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        History of the State Of Colorado Embracing Accounts of the pre-Historic Races and Their Remains, the Earliest Spanish, French and American Explorations Etc

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

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        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&#39;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) & &#39;Transliterated According to Wade&#39;] is presented in tabular form, listed under each province, with the amount and value of each commodity provided, as well as the English & Chinese name, and 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 in 2000. Rare in the trade.

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        Carica di cavalleria. Ricordo ai componenti la Società delle Belle Arti in Firenze. Anno Sociale 1889

      Acquaforte su carta di Cina applicata su cartoncino leggero, lastra mm. 253x468 su foglio di 470x620. In basso a sin. 'G. Fattori' a stampa. La lastra fu incisa nel 1883 - 1884 ispirandosi ad un omonimo dipinto esposto da Fattori nel 1882. Si tratta dell'edizione originale tirata, nel 1889, in soli 50 esemplari riservata ai soci della Società di Belle Arti (Ricordo ai componenti la Società delle Belle Arti in Firenze - Anno Sociale 1889). Timbro a secco al marg. bianco inf. della Società di Belle Arti. Bella impressione, molto fresca. (Cfr. Bonagura, p. 27, n. 22).

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        The Cornish Post and Mining News: Nos. 1 to 68;

      Camborne & Redruth, by Victor Humphrys for the "Cornish Post and Mining News" Co., Ltd., 1889-1890.. HARDBACK, quarter-calf, with cloth covered boards, gilt lettering and blind-embossed rules on spine. Weekly editions from September 14th 1889 (No. 1) to December 24th 1890 (No. 68) inclusive, 500mm x 600mm, (18" x 23.25"), corners slightly rubbed, some of the papers have chipped and torn edges where they have been slightly offset when bound, some pages repaired at edges, copy no. 1 missing some text where repaired at a tear and bottom and fore-edges. A unique historical document in the History of Mining and Cornish culture; full of local and national news, local advertisements, local and national mining news. The Paper was printed from 1889 to 1944 when it was incorporated into The Cornishman - which is still produced today (in Penzance), a very rare item, no other paper copies of the newspaper were found on the internet only reference to some copies stored on microfilm in the Cornish Studies Library.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, on University of Pennsylvania letterhead, but penned from London, March 9, 1889

      In full, "The proof is all right-so far as it relates to myself, will you kindly send me 24 admission tickers. Faithfully, Eadweard Muybridge." Signed with his usual flourish.

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        Broken Shackles

      Toronto : William Briggs, 1889. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. 304 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. A slight rippling to the cover and minor edgewear with crushed end spines. Inside pages are age toned and sporadic spotting. Previous owners name written on back of frontis piece. Generally very good copy. Broken shackles by Glenelg. [pseud.], with portrait of "Old Man Henson,"in his slavery days called "Charley Chance," and a number of illustrations and the front. of "Old Man Henson," . Previous owners with gift inscription "Helen Maxwells from D. B. Rutherford August 1890" Quite rare., In 1889, &#39;Broken Shackles&#39; was published in Toronto under the pseudonym of Glenelg. This very unique book, containing the recollections of a resident of Owen Sound, Ontario, an African American known as Old Man Henson, was one of the very few books that documented the journey to Canada from the perspective of a person of African descent. Henson was a great storyteller and the spark of life shines through as he describes the horrors of slavery and his goal of escaping its tenacious hold. His times as a slave in Maryland, his refuge in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and his ultimate freedom in Canada are vividly depicted through his remembrances. The stories of Henson&#39;s family, friends and enemies will both amuse and shock the readers of this book. It is interesting to discover that his observations of life&#39;s struggles and triumphs are as relevant today as they were in his time.

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

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1889/1893. Near Fine -. Furniss, Harry. 2 volumes (xxiii, [1], 400 p.; xxxi, [1], 423 p.): each with frontispiece and 45 in-text and full-page illustrations; 19 cm. Full straight-grain scarlet morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands. Burgundy morocco spine labels with gilt-tooled title and author; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining spine compartments with date at tail; triple gilt-ruled borders on both boards with gilt-tooled rose in corners. Gilt-tooled edges and turn-ins. All page edges gilt. Binder&#39;s stamp on front free endpaper verso: Morrell, Binder, London. First edition. Each volume includes humorous index. Original pages of advertisements following text not bound in. In Near Fine- Condition: edges slightly rubbed; very minimal foxing; otherwise clean and tight in a beautiful binding.

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        La Basilique de Saint-Marc à Venise étudiée au double point de vue de l`art et de l`histoire sous la Direction du Prof. Camillo Boïto. Traduction D´Alfred Cruvellié. Éditeur: Ferdinand Ongania. 2 vol.

      Venice, 1889. 1138 pp. Half-vellum with printed title on spine. Illustrated with vignettes.. Clean copy in fine condition. Lacking the folio volume with 33 plates. Edited by Ferdinand Ongania. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Firelog - Engine Co. 45 log from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889

      New York: New York Fire Department. Good; Signed by All Authors. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A unique collectible and historical piece of Americana in Good condition. While the leather surface on the spine is eroded and the boards are rubbed and bumped along the edges, the unrestored binding itself is firm and tight and the condition of all 500 (none missing) pages is exceptional, none is loose, very clean appearance throughout, except the occasional fingerprinting or ink smudging from actually compiling the log. In the original marbled end-papers with the original sticker of Maverick & Wissinger, provider of stationery and the blank log book; The handwritten log of Brooklyn&#39;s Engine Company 45 from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889. An account of exceptional detail of the whereabouts of firemen, alarms and events, repairs and feeding of horses. Often with multiple entries per hour, 500 pages full of entries create a most authentic picture of the occurences in the Fire Department. Includes names, residences, designations, and signatures of the various fire men. Engine Company 45 (The Bronx) started out as Chemical Engine 3 on January 1, 1874. It was later reorganized to Engine 45 on April 23, 1879.On January 1, 1898, the Cities of New York with the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, parts of Queens County and Staten Island merged into the Greater City of New York. The Brooklyn Fire Department became part of the FDNY on January 28, 1898 with the companies being renumbered on October 1, 1899 .

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        Carica di cavalleria. Ricordo ai componenti la Società delle Belle Arti in Firenze. Anno Sociale 1889

      Acquaforte su carta di Cina applicata su cartoncino leggero, lastra mm. 253x468 su foglio di 470x620. In basso a sin. 'G. Fattori' a stampa. La lastra fu incisa nel 1883 - 1884 ispirandosi ad un omonimo dipinto esposto da Fattori nel 1882. Si tratta dell'edizione originale tirata, nel 1889, in soli 50 esemplari riservata ai soci della Società di Belle Arti (Ricordo ai componenti la Società delle Belle Arti in Firenze - Anno Sociale 1889). Timbro a secco al marg. bianco inf. della Società di Belle Arti. Bella impressione, molto fresca. (Cfr. Bonagura, p. 27, n. 22).

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        Babbage&#39;s Calculating Engines. Being a Collection of Papers Relating to Them; Their History, and Construction. [Compiled by Henry Prevost Babbage.]

      London: E. and F.N. Spon, 1889. First edition. The principal source of information for the technical operation of Babbage&#39;s Difference and Analytical engines, and a rare book on the market. <br/><br/> & &#147;Toward the end of his life, Babbage began assembling his own and other&#39;s previously published writings on the Difference and Analytical Engines with the intent of publishing a history of the machines, but died before he could accomplish this task. He had the first 294 pages of this work typeset and printed on slightly varying types of paper during his lifetime. It would appear that its purpose was to collect the most significant published writings, many of which had appeared as obscure pamphlets or in little-read journals, together with a listing of what remained unpublished, including all of Babbage&#39;s notebooks and engineering drawings [listed on pp. 271-294], in the hope that his unfinished projects might be completed at some future date. The book was completed by Babbage&#39;s youngest son, Major-General Henry Prevost Babbage, to whom Babbage had bequeathed his calculating engines and everything pertaining to them. <br/><br/> & & &#147;Were it not for this volume and the bibliography of Babbage&#39;s works published both here (on the last three printed pages of the book) and in Babbage&#39;s autobiography, Babbage&#39;s achievements might have been forgotten. As it turned out the information was never implemented literally, probably because construction of the mechanical Analytical Engine was just too complex a project for any organization except a government to undertake. Yet Babbage&#39;s ambitions and his ideas remained alive in the minds of people working in mechanical computation long after his technology had fallen into obsolescence. When Vannevar Bush suggested in 1936 that electromechanical technology might be the way to realize &#145;Babbage&#39;s large conception&#146; of the Analytical Engine, he cited this volume among his references; and in building the electromechanical Harvard Mark I, Howard Aiken saw himself as fulfilling Babbage&#39;s ambition&#148; (OOC).<br/><br/> Hyman 254; OOC 94 (modern reprint only); Van Sinderen CB80, showing that Babbage listed a History of the Analytical Engine as being &#147;in the press&#148; in 1864. & 4to: 287 x 225 mm. Pp. [8], 342, [4]. Portrait, folding table, 15 plates (several folding, including 1 large-folding, with some repairs to the margin). Modern dark green cloth in imitation of the original binding, &#147;Babbage&#146;s Calculating Engines&#148; lettered in gilt on upper board and on spine, some leaves browned due to acidic paper, old repairs to folds of some plates, armorial bookplate on title verso.

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        Narrative and Critical History of America Eight volumes in sixteen

      1889. Winsor, Justin, ed. Narrative and Critical History of America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1889. Eight volumes in sixteen. Limited edition, numbered 287 of 550. "Large Paper" (9" x 13") edition, white paper covered boards, paper spine label. Exterior a bit soiled, rubbed, some edges slightly chipped. Untrimmed edges. Engraved frontis. portrait of editor. All volumes profusely illustrated with facsimiles, maps, portraits, etc. Each volume indexed separately, the final volume containing a general index. A very nice set of this important, encompassing reference work. * "Composed of critical essays by different writers covering American history in detail to the adoption of the Constitution and briefly to about 1850. The most valuable parts of the work are the critical essays on the sources and Mr. Winsor&#39;s notes, which together form an exhaustive and generally critical account of the printed and manuscript sources and of the secondary authorities on American history. The volumes are rich in facsimiles of maps, historical illustrations, and portraits. For the student it is the most useful and valuable work on American history that he can possess." Larned, The Literature of American History 404. The legal scholar will find much of interest in the treatment of the establishment of state and federal governments and the statesmen involved, early trade and treaties with other nations, especially among the Americas, slavery and slave-trade, and more. Justin Winsor [1831-1897] was the librarian at Harvard College, the first president of the American Library Association, and editor of the well-regarded four volume The Memorial History of Boston. Dictionary of American Biography X:403-404. Howes, U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (2nd ed.) 578.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o&#39;er Travel&#39;d. Richard Maurice Bucke&#39;s Copy

      Camden, New Jersey: Self Published, 1889 Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o&#39;er Travel&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;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&#39;s Complete Writings, [1902] & In Re Walt Whitman, [1893]. Bucke&#39;s Cosmic Consciousness, [1901] reflects much of Whitman&#39;s mysticism. "Whitman&#39;s influence over Bucke, a prematurely modern man smothered by the starched collars & repressed sexuality of the period, was profound. Whitman&#39;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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        Juta&#39;s Map of South Africa: From the Cape to the Zambesi. Compiled from the Best Available Colonial and Imperial Information

      Cape Town and London - J.C. Juta and Co and Edward Stanford, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon and impressive late nineteenth century map of South Africa, which is partially hand-coloured. New and Revised Edition. The mapis sectioned into32 parts andis mounted on linen. The front and rear of the maps, when folded, are reinforced with paper advertisements for Stanford&#39;s maps and atlases. The map is protected bythe original slipcase. With a key and a scale of English Miles. (The scale isforty miles to one inch). Condition: In a cloth-backed slipcase, with a printed paper label. Externally, the slipcase is slightly rubbed, with previous sticking tape repairs to the base and corners. Internally, the maps are securely mounted, withneatedges. There is some foxing, with faint marks. The top margin has a coloured pencil cross, andone advertisement has the ink signature of E. H. F. Smith, St. Peter&#39;s Hall, Oxford, dated 1944. The colours of the map remain vibrant. A stunning item. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Annuaire de la Noblesse Belge. 1889 - 1899; 1900(1ere partie) et 1910(1ere partie). 24 volumes

      Bruxelles: Imprimerie Veuve Monnom, 1889 1889 (1ere partie): 282 pages, les 4 dernières pages (table et errata) sont légèrement souillées, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition. // 1889 (2e partie): 252 pages - (6p) // 1890 (1ere partie): Frontispice (L. P. Gachard) - 292 pages. // 1890 (2e partie): (2ff) - 253-500 pages - (5p, Table, Errata) // 1891 (1ere partie): Frontispice (Baron Alphonse de Rasse) - 263 pages - (1p, Table). // 1891 (2e partie): (2ff) - 501-750 pages - (5p, Table, errata). // 1892 (1ere partie): 257 pages - (4p, Table, errata, addition). // 1892 (2e partie): (2ff) - 751-1000 pages - (5p, Table, errata, additions). // 1893 (1ere partie): 255 pages, 4 planches. // 1893 (2e partie): (2ff) - 1001-1250 pages - (5p, Table, errata, additions). // 1894 (1ere partie): 250 pages, 4 planches. // 1894 (2e partie): (2ff) - 1250-1500 pages - (5p, Table, errata, additions). // 1895 (1ere partie): Frontispice (Baron T&#39;Kint de Roodenbeke) - 241 pages - (1p, Table). // 1895 (2e partie): (2ff) - 1501-1753 pages - (4p, Table, additions). // 1896 (1ere partie): 239 pages. // 1896 (2e partie): Frontispice (Colonel de Patoul) - (2ff) - 1755-2000 pages - (5p, Table, renseignements parvenus). // 1897 (1ere partie): Frontispice (S.A.R. Le Prince Albert de Belgique) - 256 pages - (3p, Errata, additions, table). // 1897 (2e partie): (2ff) - 2001-2250 pages - (5p, Table, additions, rectification). // 1898 (1ere partie): 254 pages - (2p, Table, additions, rectification). // 1898 (2e partie): Frontispice (Duc D&#39;Ursel) - (2ff) - 2251-2500 pages - (7p, Table, additions, rectification). // 1899 (1ere partie): 263 pages - (2p, Table, additions, corrections). // 1899 (2e partie): (2ff) - 2501-2719 pages - (36p, Table Générale des familles, Additions et Rectifications). // 1900 (1ere partie): 245 pages - (1p, Table). // 1910 (1ere partie)[Publiée sous la direction de M. de Troostembergh. Éditeur: Misch & Thron, réimpression 1912]: Frontispice (Albert Roi des Belges) et 1 gravure (Elisabeth Reine des Belges) - 363 pages - (3ff, Additions et corrections). // Toutes les reliures sont en très bonne condition. La majorité des livres ont été reliés avec leur couverture d&#39;origine; la plupart des couvertures d&#39;origine qui ont été conservé à l&#39;intérieur des livres sont légèrement souillées ou abimées. Par contre, à moins d&#39;indication contraire, toutes les pages intérieures des livres sont en très bonne condition, propres et solide. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        The Carrier Dove

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Board of Directors. An earlier issue presented a frontispiece of Dr. Louis Schlesinger (presumably Julia&#39;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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        Autograph musical quotation signed in full, being four measures from the composer&#39;s tone-poem for orchestra, "Tod und Verklärung," op. 24

      Undated, but after 1889. Attractively double-matted in two windows and framed in decorative gilt together with a photographic image of Strauss as a young man. Overall size ca. 455 x 355 mm. . Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) was first performed, with Strauss conducting, on June 21, 1890 at the Eisenach Festival. The work represents the reflections of a dying artist on his life - the innocence of childhood, the passions of youth, the artist&#39;s aspirations, attainments, and failures and, finally, the soul&#39;s leaving the body to find that which was unobtainable in life.

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        THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. FROM THE PERIOD OF THE REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT DAY. A RECORD OF THE FORMATION, ORGANIZATION, AND GENERAL EQUIPMENT OF THE LAND AND NAVAL FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC. 1776-1891. (Imperial Japan Edition. ) (Leather Bound)

      George Barrie, Philadelphia: 1889-1895.. Good+;. 1895. Hardcover. Elephant folio 20.25" x 15.5". Complete 2 volume set. Imperial Japan Edition #257 of only 500 copies of this edition. Three quarter brown moroccan leather bound covers have light heavy to corners and caps and along cover hinges. Royal blue pebbled boards with gilt embossed cover emblems in very good condition. Boards and spines are straight. Two boards are detached (present). Bindings are tight. Pages clean and appear unread. Gilt page edges all the way around show little if any loss. Marbled end sheets and paste downs in very good condition. Facsimile letter from Gen. Sherman tipped in. Frontispieces and each page and plate is protected by Japan velum sheet. Vol I The Army 128 pages, Vol 2 The Navy 171 pages. Beautiful b&w lithographed plates & Illustrations. A front end sheet of each volume is pencil signed "T. S. Peck" though I have not been able to find General Peck&#39;s signature to compare it. .

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        Du Caucase Aux Indes, a Travers Le Pamir

      Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et C., 1889. English title, "Through the Heart of Asia, Over the Pamirs3/4 black calf, marbled boards, wear at the corners, very nice. All edges gilt, an handsome set of an important French explorer.Bonvalot travelled from Sararkand to the head of the Oxus in the Pamirs to India", and descended to the Indus from the Wakhan valley through Masutj in Chitral. A fascinating journey and highly readable. The English edition was published later the same year in two volumes, with the same illustrations. This copy has a design, artistic full morocco leather binding, a unique handsome copy. Orange sky, with terra cotta Himalayan mountains, and a dark yellow desert below, the mountains wrapping around the spine onto both boards. Title in black on the spine, below a snow capped peak. Handsewn endbands in Japanese silk. Hand marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Text in French, of course. . First Edition. Illus. by Albert Pepin 250 Fine Engravings.

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        Broken Shackles

      Toronto : William Briggs, 1889. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. 304 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. A slight rippling to the cover and minor edgewear with crushed end spines. Inside pages are age toned and sporadic spotting. Previous owners name written on back of frontis piece. Generally very good copy.& Broken shackles by Glenelg. [pseud.], with portrait of "Old Man Henson,"in his slavery days called "Charley Chance," and a number of illustrations and the front. of "Old Man Henson," . Previous owners with gift inscription "Helen Maxwells from D. B. Rutherford August 1890" Quite rare., In 1889, &#39;Broken Shackles&#39; was published in Toronto under the pseudonym of Glenelg. This very unique book, containing the recollections of a resident of Owen Sound, Ontario, an African American known as Old Man Henson, was one of the very few books that documented the journey to Canada from the perspective of a person of African descent. Henson was a great storyteller and the spark of life shines through as he describes the horrors of slavery and his goal of escaping its tenacious hold. His times as a slave in Maryland, his refuge in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and his ultimate freedom in Canada are vividly depicted through his remembrances. The stories of Henson&#39;s family, friends and enemies will both amuse and shock the readers of this book. It is interesting to discover that his observations of life&#39;s struggles and triumphs are as relevant today as they were in his time.&

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        THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN

      1889. hardcover. Yeats, W.B. THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN and Other Poems. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889. Original very dark blue cloth. <p>First Edition of <u>Yeats&#39;s first regularly-published book</u> (preceded only by the legendary wrappered MOSADA); 500 copies were published, by subscription. The book did not sell well, and in May 1892 the unsold sets of sheets were issued by T. Fisher Unwin (with their 1892 title leaf and a frontispiece illustration).</p> <p>This copy is in the primary binding, with "Kegan Paul, Trench & Co." at the foot of the spine and with the publisher&#39;s monogram on the rear cover. The condition is near-fine, with some faint flecking and very minor bubbling of the cover cloth. It is difficult to find this scarce title in any better condition. THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN was selected by John Hayward as one of the titles of English poetry (dating back to Chaucer) at the famous 1947 exhibition. Wade 2; Hayward 295. Provenance: bookplate of the Virginia lawyer, poet and biographer Armistead C. Gordon (1855 1931).</p> AUTHORS&#39; FIRST BOOKS, VERSE / POETRY (Sumner & Stillman Code:11743)

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        The Nursery "Alice"

      London: MacMillan and Co.,, 1889. With text adapted to nursery readers. Small quarto, pp. [xi] + 56 + [v] + [ii] adverts. Original cloth-backed glazed paper boards, decoration and titles to upper board in colour. Contains twenty coloured enlargements from Tenniel&#39;s illustrations to "Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland". Boards rubbed and scuffed, free endpapers browned, rear hinge starting, short closed tear to half-title repaired with tape. A very good copy. Second [i.e. first published] edition, first issue - With "PRICE FOUR SHILLINGS" on the title page. With the author&#39;s presentation inscription on the half title page: "For Ella, from the Author Mar. 25 1890". The first printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Carroll in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. 500 copies were sent for issue in the USA but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example being the earliest.

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        The Fairy Books

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1889&#150;1910. (Containing the Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac Fairy Books). 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, twin coloured labels that reflect the title of the book, marbled endpapers, front cover bound in at back, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by H. J. Ford. Light foxing or marking to a few leaves of some volumes (mainly marginal). Very good. All first editions. A complete set of the Andrew Lang Fairy Books. Lang, poet, scholar and journalist devoted most of his life to the compilation of traditional Fairy stories from around the world from both the ancient and modern world. With the publication of the Blue Fairy Book in 1889 he commenced his famous series. In his "supervision" Lang always made his stories gentle and appeasing removing the cruelty and so more suited to his young audience.

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        The Wyoming love letters of an early Jewish pioneer

      Evanston, Wyoming Territory, 1889-1890. Loose_leaf. Very Good. &#147;He [a friend] thinks I&#146;m meeshugge to write so much and so often.&#148;& & AMERICANA/JUDAICA. Kastor, Leo. Correspondence of 23 letters. Evanston, Wyoming Territory: August 22, 1889 &#150; January 18, 1890. On Kastor Brothers business stationary with original canceled envelopes.& & The German immigrant Kastor brothers, Isidore and Leo, arrived in Evanston in the mid 1880&#146;s and soon founded a successful men&#146;s clothing store. While Isidore stayed on to become a leading citizen (he died in 1950 at age 90) his brother Leo followed his heart south to Pine Bluff, Arkansas and into the arms of his 20 year old fiancée Miss Florence Meyer. These letters recount, for Florence, the day to day events of his last five months in Evanston leading up to his departure for marriage.& & Leo, then about 27, writes from the standpoint of an ordinary pioneer when he describes his accounting responsibilities at I. Kastor & Bro. Clothiers, the lively social dances, poker and whist games, even a trip to the dentist.& & The overriding theme during these five months though was centered around the turmoil of weddings; both his own and his brother Isie whose future in-laws were treating him &#147;shamefully. The old man always promised him that he would bring the Rabbi (see footnote) here from Salt Lake to marry them and now he said he would perform the ceremony himself or have old man Leavitt do it. Isie told him flatly that he would not have anything of the kind and has sent for the rabbi himself&#133;[he has] asked me to receive the Rabbi and instruct him n regard to the ceremony. I am down on the whole outfit, because they are liars and I am glad that I warned Isie long ago. Against Fannie (see footnote) [the bride], I have nothing to say, but the rest of family I detest.&#148; He writes on the day of the nuptials December 30, 1889 &#147;On Sunday&#133;I went over to [the] depot to receive the Rabbi and such guests as would arrive&#133;Fanny was attired in a gray silk dress and veil and&#133;Isie wore a Prince Albert. They then brought the huppe and four young men held it over the rabbi and the contracting parties. I was one of the 4&#133;and after an impressing speech, he pronounced them man and wife&#133;Fanny was at first a little bit nervous and that was the strangest part of all. When the rabbi told Isie to repeat some Hebrew words, she laughed and I had to bite my tongue in order to keep a sober face as I was standing right in front of her.&#148;& & On January 2, 1890 he refers to a woman they both know: She done very wrong to marry a Gentile and none of this [kind of] marriages turn out happy. [her father] ought to have shot the villain and there would be no jury around the county to convict him. Ain&#146;t I glad you are a good little Jewess and fast on Yam Kipor&#133;&#148;& & It can be inferred from the letters, that Leo often wrote several times a day, there being regular trains upon which to deposit the mail. Florence&#146;s responses frequently criss-crossed with his questions and miscommunication resulted in minor squabbles between them. She was very censorious upon learning that he &#147;stayed up all night playing poker till it was after 5 o&#146;clock&#133;we all felt too hungry to go to bed so we had some oysters and cold chicken...I promise you this will never happen again.&#148; She feared he had been drinking.& & But Leo&#146;s thoughts were ever on his &#147;darling Florence.&#148; His neighbors teased him daily for being so twitterpated and thought him &#147;meshugge to write so much and so often. They all wonder if [it] will be the same after I am married.&#148; He couldn&#146;t bring himself to attend all but the most necessary dances and fun events. &#147;&#133;Grandpa [himself] will not go. He will stay at home and write to his baby because that is more pleasurable to him than all the dances.&#148; She was invoked even as a tonic against pain&#151;&#147;From 9 o&#146;clock this morning until 2 in the afternoon I sat in the dentist&#146;s chair and have one tooth filled. Dr. Calder done a very nice job of it. He made me laugh on several occasions for whenever he would touch the nerve I would scream and all he would say is just think of Miss Meyer and you will not feel any pain.&#148;& & His thoughts of Florrie became more and more consuming and he grew increasingly agitated over when their own wedding would take place. Two weeks before catching the first of several trains that would take him south he writes &#147;I am restless and nervous and also cranky&#133;I can&#146;t sleep nor eat anymore and am no good in the store anymore.&#148; The last letter, dated January 18, 1890, just six months before Wyoming won her statehood, saw the lovesick Mr. Kastor finally on his journey.& & Successive correspondence with good pioneer content is quite rare. Such a perceptive view into the daily life of an early Jewish immigrant in the West is truly a treasure.& & Footnotes:& & &#147;the Rabbi&#148;: It is likely that the rabbi referred to was the Salt Lake City Reverend Heiman J. Elkin who arrived in Utah in September 1889 having just graduated from the Hebrew Union College that same year. (Watters, Leon L. The Pioneer Jews of Utah. American Jewish Historical Society, 1952)& & &#147;Fannie&#148;: Fannie Lewis, the daughter of I.N. Lewis, a Jewish clothing merchant and pioneer settler of Wyoming.& &

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        The Pretty Sister of José. Earlier Stories - First and Second Series. The One I Knew the Best of All. That Lass O'Lowries. His Grace of Osmonde. A Lady of Quality. Haworth's. Surly Tim and other Stories. Piccino and other Child Stories. Giovanni and the Other. Two Little Pilgrims' Progress. Louisiana. Sara Crewe. Little Lord Fauntleroy. Vagabondia. A Fair Barbarian. Through One Administration.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1889-1900.. Eighteen volumes, 8vo (six volumes in a slightly smaller format). Many volumes with illustrations by C.B. Reinhart, Reginald B. Birch and others, marbled endpapers and sides, monogrammatic bookplates of William Douglas Sloane, 1844-1915, husband of Emily Vanderbilt and son of the founders of the New York furniture store W. & J. Sloane. Contemporary light blue half morocco, spines with raised bands and gilt flowers, faded to brown, t.e.g., some minor rubbing otherwise an attractive set.

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv.

      P.G. Philipsens Forlag, København 1889. 255 sider. Samtidigt turkisfarvet helshirtingsbind (Anton Larsen).. Førsteudgaven af Hamsuns berømte ungdomsbog, hvori han gav frit løb for sin - som bekendt livslange - animositet mod den angelsaxiske verdens livsformer

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur&#39;s Court

      NY: Charles L. Webster, 1889. First Edition, First State. Gilt titling to front cover and spine, illustrated endpapers. Textblock immaculate and tight. Light to moderate fraying to corners, head and foot of spine, and edges, light shelf wear and character soiling to binding, bumped corners.575pp. plus advertisement of other publications by Charles L. Webster.. First Edition, First State. Illustrated Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by B&W Drawings. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR&#39;S COURT

      1889. hardcover. Twain, Mark [pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens]. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR&#39;S COURT. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. Original olive green cloth decorated in black, grey and gilt. <p>First Edition, probably preceding the English edition titled A YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR (both editions were issued in early December, precedence unknown). This was Twain&#39;s satirical time-traveling fantasy: a master mechanic at the Colt factory in Hartford, knocked out during a fight, wakes up in Camelot in the year 528. There he avoids execution by successfully predicting an eclipse, uses 19th Century weaponry to repel an attack, marries and has a child -- only to be put into a deep sleep by Merlin, to reawaken in his proper era. "An unusual feature of the [Dan Beard] illustrations was the use of then living industrialists and rulers as &#39;models&#39; for the depicted characters" [Johnson].</p> <p>This copy is in the earlier state, with the confusing "S" ornament between the words "THE" and "KING" on p. [57] (removed from later copies issued). Page [1] is blank in this copy; in some copies it is printed as a fly-title (precedence unknown). It is a bright, very good-plus copy (front endpaper cracked, a touch of wear at the binding extremities). Blanck 3429; McBride p. 128; Johnson pp 50-52.</p> <p> </p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:11886)

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur&#39;s Court

      New York: Charles L. Webster. Publisher&#39;s brown half morocco over brown pebbled cloth. Marbled text-block and end-papers. Former owner name stamped to margin of one text page (p.47), Edges/corners with light wear, small breaks on three corner tips, else a very bright and clean copy. Pages evenly toned. 575 pp, 2 pp. adv. FIRST EDITION Mixed state: no "s"-like ornament in caption p.59 but with perfect type on p.72. No half title on fly leaf. Publisher&#39;s stamp on lower rear end-page indicating book was for subscribers. ....Additional photos available. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1889. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur

      Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1889. A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur by Mark Twain. First printing with The letter S between The and King on page 59. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1889. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 575 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-201. Price: $1500.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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