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        Tullidge's Histories, (Volume II) containing the history of all the northern, eastern and western counties of Utah; also the counties of Southern Idaho with a biographical appendix of representative men and founders of the cities and counties; also a commercial supplement, historical

      Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City 1889 - vi, 440 (i.e. 540)p., [1]l., 372 (i.e. 362)pp. Quarto [25 cm] 3/4 black leather with pebbled black cloth over boards, a gilt tooled spine, and a decorative gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lorenzo Snow. Pp. 537–540 of first paginated part are incorrectly numbered 437–440. Second part has half title: Biographies (supplemental volume). Pages 353–362 of second paginated part are incorrectly numbered 363–372. Fair. Ex-library, with library stamps on the preliminary pages, and very occasionally in the text. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and the spine is moderately sunned and has a small patch of adhered paper. The front hinge is broken, the text block is cracked multiple times, and the text block is beginning to pull away from the spine. ***Missing pages 1-8, and half of p. 47/48 has been torn out. Pp. 353-368 are hanging on by a thread. The engravings are offset on the opposite pages, for the most part lightly offset. Tullidge's scarcest and most ambitious volume in his series of histories and biographies. Intended as a companion volume to his History of Salt Lake City, this volume covers the rest of the state and Southern Idaho. Much on the Park City mines, Summit County, Ogden, Logan and the other northern regions of the state. Numerous full page illustrations and 24 engraved plates. Flake/Draper 9045. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Electromotive Changes connected with the Beat of the Mammalian Heart, and of the Human Heart in particular (pp.16-194, 9 Fig.).

      Phil. Trans. B., 180 (1889). - London, Harrison & and Sons, 1890, 4, XI, (1), 357 pp., 39 Taf., Kalbsledereinband der Zeit feines Exemplar. First Edition! Augustus Desire Waller (1856-1922) "was the first to learn that the electric potential of the heart could be recorded from the surface of the intact body in 1887 he obtained the first electrocardiogram or record of the potential variations from the human heart (Fig. 59). He also obtained electrocardiograms from excised hearts of laboratory animals in an attempt to learn the differences between tracings obtained with electrodes placed on the surface of the body and those obtained with electrodes placed directly upon the heart. Waller made many observations on man as well as on animals. As a result of his studies, in 1887 he was able to predict, for the first time, the reversal of the electrocardiographic pattern in dextrocardia with situs inversus (Fig. 61). He was also one of the first to conceive of the single dipole to explain the heart's electric field. Although he did not use the term "dipole," it is obvious that he understood the meaning and, to some extent, the significance of the dipole concept. Waller was not impressed with the diagnostic possibilities of the capillary electrometer. It was Willem Einthoven who saw differences between normal subjects and people with heart disease in the relatively crude records obtained with this instrument, and it was he who realized the need to record cardiac action potentials with greater accuracy. Between 1893 and 1896, George J. Burch and Willem Einthoven advanced the mathematical theory of the electrocardiogram and devised methods of calibrating and correcting records obtained." George E.Burch & Nicholas P. DePasquale , A History of Electrocardiography (1990), pp.104-105see - Alfred P. Fishmann & Dickinson W.Richards: Circulation of the Blood. Men and Ideas (1964), pp.349

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        Les chevaux de course. Pedigree - Description - Historique. 60 portraits en couleur par V.-J. Cotlison, L. Pénicaut et Le Nail. Texte orné de 182 vignettes par Crafty, Cotlison, Le Nail, Arsenius, Pénicaut, Cousturier, etc.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1889, demi-basane moderne, à coins, dos orné, couv. illustrée en couleurs et en noir et blanc conservée. -Marges de 2 serpentes très lég. restaurées sans manque de papier.-Bel exemplaire. - in-4 oblong de XXV-(1)-165 pp. + 60 pl. h.t. en chromolithographie accompagnées chacune d'une serpente de légende sur papier rose, en regard ; Edition originale. Tirée à 1100 exemplaires.Mennessier de La Lance II-p. 574.Un second titre en regard porte : Historique des étalons pur-sang anglais et français et des juments françaises les plus célèbres ayant paru sur le turf de 1764 à 1887. Ouvrage précédé d'une lettre-préface de M. le Duc de Beaufort. Paris, J. Rothschild, 1889.Touchstone était le "pseudonyme de M. Teyssier des Forges, ancien officier d'état-major français. [ ] Il écrivit sur le sport, l'élevage et les courses plusieurs ouvrages importants." (Mennessier de La Lance).

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka: « Nous parlerons du grand voyage. »

      1889. Autographed letter-card from Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 17 lines in black ink, with heading "GM 83 rue Dulong" S.l [Paris] s.d. [décembre 1880-juillet 1884] 11, 5 x 9,1 cm 2 pages sur une carte-lettre

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        The Legacy of Cain.

      Chatto & Windus, London., 1889. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp viii, 289; vi, 263; vi, 281. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. The final novel completed by Collins it explores the theme of hereditary evil, and attacks the idea that "bad blood" necessarily results in a criminality. Top corners of prelims of Vol. III creased. Near fine.

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        Nuits à Paris

      Dentu 1889 - - Dentu, Paris 1889, 12x17,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Ouvrage illustré de 100 croquis par Adolphe Willette. Petites déchirures marginales sans gravité sur les plats et un infime manque en pied du dos, légères piqûres sur les gardes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the rare copies on the verge of Holland paper of which there is no mention. Illustrated book of 100 sketches by Adolphe Willette. Small marginal tears with no gravity on the boards and a tiny lack at the foot of the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Edward Rollandet, 1889., Denver - First edition. 28 3/4" x 39 1/4" colored lithographic map, printed on banknote paper. An attractive and finely-executed map of Colfax and Mora counties, in northeastern New Mexico. The famed and controversial Maxwell Land Grant is tinted brown, the counties are outlined in color, and the map extends slightly into southern Colorado (as far as the Maxwell Grant stretched). The map shows proposed and built railroad lines, wagon roads and trails, and also gives an early representation of telephone lines in this portion of New Mexico. Rivers, mountains, mines, and the location of the Maxwell beef pasture are also shown, as are dozens of towns, the U.S. Land Office at Folsom, and Fort Union. Edward Rollandet, who drew this map, was born in 1852 in Holland and served four years in the Dutch army. He came to the United States in 1873, eventually coming west and working for the Maxwell Land Company for two years. After that Rollandet moved to Colorado and went into business, eventually becoming chief draughtsman in the Surveyor General's office. Not in Phillips, MAPS, though Stephenson does locate a copy in his checklist of land ownership maps in the Library of Congress. Minor edgewear else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les derniers 9 dessins de Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Précédés dune lettre de Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia.

      8, o. P. (14 Bl.), 9 Abb., Kart. m. Pergamin-Umschlag, Deckel minimalst stockfleckig, innen sauber EA. Eins der 200 Ex. auf vélin (bei einer Gesamtauflage von insgesamt 250 Exempl.). 9 Taf. mit Werken von S. Taeuber-Arp (1889 - 1943). Einführung von Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia (franz.). Gestaltung vermutlich von Max Bill.

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        Our Friends in The Hunting Field

      F. V. White & Co, The Strand - London - UK 1889 - Hand-Signed to paste-in on the page opposite the full title page. 'Mary E. Kennard' - Scarce autograph of the woman described as 'Harborough's forgotten novelist' (J. D. Bennett, in 'The Harborough Historian', 2001) - Mary Eliza Kennard (1850¿1936) was an English novelist and writer of non-fiction. Most of her work was published under the name of: Mrs Edward Kennard. - Kennard specialised in stories of the English Country House, world of hunting, shooting and fishing, and in her heyday was dubbed: "the Diana of fiction", in honour of Diana, the Roman goddess of hunting. - FIRST EDITION & FIRST PRINTING - The book contains 14 short stories. - Condition of the book: Green cloth with black and red illustration of a man on a horse, who is fox hunting. The image is faded in parts but still a very obvious illustration. On the spine, the title of the book is at the top in gold gilt, and although you can still read it, it has faded with time. In the middle of the spine, there is an outline of the riding crop and a bugle, and the author's name runs through this illustration. At the bottom of the spine is the publishers name. On the reverse of the book [rear panel], is a decorative symbol of the publishers initials. The cloth is frayed around the extremities, and mainly so to the corners and top and bottom of the spine. There is also a fair amount of soiling. There is also a small tape repair to the top front of the spine. I'm sure this could be repaired in a more professional way. Overall, it's a fair condition for a book that is 128 years old. There are decorative end pages front and rear, all present, although fairly browned. As stated above, the signature of 'Mary E. Kennard', is pasted on to the blank endpage opposite the full title page. It is on similar aged paper as the book is published on, so I presume it has been here for over one hundred years. The page block is tightly bound and there are no loose pages. The fourteen stories command 226 pages and there are numerous pages to the rear given to advertising. At the end of the 226 pages there is a list of F.V. White & Co's other publications and this is dated January, 1889. The list of other publications covers a further 16 pages. There isn't any soiling to the pages, there's more of a hue to the page edges, which is age related. Overall, a very good condition. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of William Cowper (Fore-edge painting)

      London/New York: Macmillan and Co, 1889. 12mo. The Globe Edition, with a marvelous fore-edge painting of six children beside a pond with rakes to rake the ground, three of the children are lounging while the others work. 536pp. bound in a prize binding of full red pebble grained morocco stamped and lettered in gilt, raised bands with one compartment lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, gift presentation mounted to front pastedown from the Mill Hill School with their emblem to upper board. Mill Hill School was founded in 1807 as a Non-Conformist Grammar School for boys only. Today, boys as well as girls attend the school. A fine copy.

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        Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Illustrated by A. Frederics.

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, 1889 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and decoration to front board in black, top edge black, adverts to pastedowns. Bookseller's stamp in blind to head of half-title, contemporary ownership inscription to head of title page. Spine rolled, light browning to endpapers, an excellent copy. Illustrations in the text by A. Frederics. First edition, first issue, with the requisite points: no street number in the imprint, 37 titles in the Bristol Library ad, and Prince Prigio advertised as "Ready in October". With two newspaper clippings laid in, one reporting the death of Mr Sidney Harry Feron, said to be "the original" Harris, dated 2 March 1933. The other clipping defends the honour of the Sandford Lasher at Sandford-on-Thames, which Jerome had warned his readers against, the newspaper claiming "On any fine afternoon relief buses take bathers to and from this lovely backwater". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Play Ball." Stories of the Diamond Field by Mike Kelly of the Boston Base Ball Club

      Kean & Kelly, Boston and New York 1889 - Second edition. Octavo. vi, [7]-86, [6, ads], [4, blank]pp. Publisher's printed brown wrappers, front cover with engraved portrait of Kelly. Spine and covers lightly worn, with small chip from bottom end of spine. Previous owner's name in pencil at head of title page. In custom brown cloth clamshell box.The second edition of this work of baseball anecdotes and autobiography by Mike "King" Kelly (1857-1894), the first memoir by a baseball player. Kelly, at the time of this publication was a member of the Boston Beaneaters and was an early innovator of the game, introducing or popularizing such techniques as the hook slide, the hit and run, and the art of intentionally fouling balls to build up the pitch count. Handsome, personable, and extremely popular with fans, Kelly parlayed his success on the field into a second career as a vaudeville performer. His act included recitations of the poem "Casey at the Bat." In 1945 Kelly was inducted into the Baseball Hall Fame in only its second voting.A first edition of *Play Ball* was published in 1888 by Emery & Hughes. Both editions are rare, with *OCLC* locating only one copy of this edition. *Grobani* 27-1 (for the 1888 edition, the earliest work listed under "Anecdotes and Recollections"); *Smith* 14906 (erroneously listing an 1883 edition); *OCLC* (1 copy, New York Public Library). A great baseball rarity. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Conférence de m. Eiffel sur la Tour de 300 mètres faite a la Société centrale du Travail professionnel, l'École des Hautes Études commerciales, Le 20 février 1889

      Société d'Imprimerie & Libraire administratives et des Chemins de Fer Paul Dupont, Paris 1889 - First edition. In publisher's printed wrappers. 36 p., and 6 plates (2 folded). Early and interesting brochure about the erection of the Eiffel Tower with 6 photographic reproductions of the process, showing the foundation of the four pillars and the famous images of the scaffolded construction, on December 11, 1887, and the start of construction of the second stage on May 15, 1888. The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. The tower was inaugurated on 31 March 1889 and opened on 6 May. With its height of 300 meters, it was the tallest building in the world from 1889 to 1930. Untrimmed. Few water stains on front and crease to rear cover. Inside fine. Overall a very good copy. In publisher's printed wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oscar R. Gleason's New Practical Treatise on the Breaking and Taming of Wild and Vicious Horses

      Baltimore: Self-published, 1889. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. Wonderful --and uncommon-- 1889 treatise on the "breaking and taming of wild and vicious horses", with over 200 illustrations complementing the text. Written by Oscar Gleason, the inventor of "The Gleason Bridle" and "The Gleason New Break Harness". Solid and well-preserved and VG in its brown pictorial wrappers, with one small spot at the front panel. Octavo, 300 pgs.

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      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., Publishers, 1889.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-8 1-304 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "July, 1889" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (colored map), numerous illustrations by A. Montader in text, original pictorial slate-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black, and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, olive-green patterned endpapers. First edition in English. Published in Paris as LA BABYLONE ELECTRIQUE (1888). Vernean science fiction novel that tells of the technological transformation of Mesopotamia, hindered by natives and unsatisfied workers. "An extraordinary fantasy of the attempt to make Mesopotamia a center of civilization." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. "All in all, equal to the work of Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 228. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 081. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 36 (describing the later British edition). Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 37. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 01479. Bookplate on front paste-down, touch of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, a near fine, bright copy. A superior copy of a handsome book. Scarce. (#10346)

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        A Naturalist in North Celebes

      J. Murray 1889 - London: J. Murray, 1889. First edition, early printing. 220 X 143 mm. ppXVi. 392 plus colored chromolithographic frontispiece and two folding maps as called for including one colored map pasted to inside back cover. Many pages are uncut and most are clean; a bit of foxing to first few pages. Top 2-4 mm of book spine is torn off but otherwise binding is VG with clean gold gilt decoration and lettering on front cover and on spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plaza Square, New York. - [Kaltnadelradierung].

      Die Radierung von William Charles McNulty (1889-1963) ist am unteren Bildrand eigenhändig in Bleistift signiert, betitelt und als 2. Fassung von 50 Exemplaren bezeichnet. Auf der Rückseite des Blattes die Datierung März 1929 im Stempeldruck. Dargestellt ist der Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan (59. Strasse/Fifth Avenue) mit Blick auf das Plaza Hotel. Die Mitte des Platzes zeigt die Pulitzer Fontäne, die von Karl Bittners Bronzestatue der römischen Gottheit Pomona gekrönt ist. Im Hintergrund der Central Park mit den Gewässern "The Pond" und die Silhouette von New Yorks Upper Westside. - Das Blatt ist leicht schräg beschnitten, etwas fleckig und hat minimale Knickspuren. Auf der Rückseite an den oberen Blattecken Spuren alter Montage. Insgesamt sehr schönes und ausdruckstarkes Exemplar.[William C. McNulty, Amerikanische Karikatur, American Caricature, Seattle Stern, N.Y.C., Manhattan, Upper West, East Drive, Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Pulitzer Fountain, Heckscher Building, Crown Building, Bergdorf Goodman, Cornelius Vanderbilt II House, Joseph Pulitzer]

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      HUMPHREY, MAUD. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. BABES OF THE NATIONS by Edith Thomas. NY: Stokes 1889. Small 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges worn and some soil throughout, 2 margin mends on text pages, overall VG-. Illustrated by Humphrey with 12 magnificent full page chromolithographs of little children dressed in the national costumes of various nations, from Russia to Africa. Printed on heavy stock, the colors are beautiful. One page of verse for each illus. (with line illustrations).

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        Sahara und Sudan. Ergebnisse sechsjähriger Reisen in Afrika. 3 Bde.

      gr.-8. XXII, 748 S., 10 Bll. XXIV, 790 S., 1 Bl. Portr., XII, 548 S. Mit insges. 1 Porträt, 29 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 66 Textholzschnitten, 4 lithog. Schrift-Tafeln u. 7 farbigen Faltkarten. OLnBde. mit goldgeprägtem Deckelbild u. Rvergoldung. 2 Rücken rest. (unterlegt), Exlibris des Verlegers Hugo Hölzel. Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit dem meist fehlenden 3. Band, der nach dem Tode Nachtigals von E. Groddeck erst 1889 herausgegeben wurde. Embacher 215 Henze III,568. - "Diese lange Reise, auf welcher N. [1834-85] als erster Europäer die Länder Tibesti, Borgu u. Wadaï auf eigner Anschauung kennen lernte, u. die uns höchst wichtige Aufschlüsse über Topographie, Ethnographie etc. dieser Gegenden gab, erhob N. zu einem Entdeckungsreisenden ersten Ranges" (Embacher). I: Tripolis, Fezzan, Tibesti und Bornu. II: Borku, Kanem, Bornu und Bagirmi. III: Wadai und Dar-For.

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        No. 2 Jerusalem Panorama.

      Mount Olivet/Palestine, 1889. - 960 x 235 mm. Three albumen prints (vintage), mounted and joined. Fine photographic view of Jerusalem from Mount Olivet, assembled from three separate, conjoining images and measuring nearly a metre in length. Various buildings and sites identified by number; dated "1889" in a shaded area at lower right. From the Beirut-based studio of Tancrède Dumas, active during the period 1860-1890, with his stamp at lower left (series no. 523).

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        Mrs. Severn. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, London 1889 - First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth dark-red cloth over beveled boards, lettered in gold on the front covers and spines, blue floral-patterned endpapers. Publisher's advertisements on two pages at the back of volumes two and three. Early owner's initials in light pencil on the top edges, volume two gently cocked, a bright, fine set. Carter was the author of three domestic romances, all published by Bentley. Born in Yorkshire (1853), the daughter of Thomas Carter, a magistrate and retired silk mercer. She became friends with Ellen Gissing (mother of George Gissing), and in 1912 she published extracts from Gissing's letters to her in Thomas Power O'Connor's *T.P. Weekly*. A very scarce, handsome set. *OCLC* locates 3 copies. Coustillas, *The Diary of George Gissing*. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HAILING'S CIRCULAR. Volumes I and II (all published, complete in 24 numbers).,

      Cheltenham: Thomas Hailing, The Oxford Printing Works, 1877-1889. - Two volumes. 10 x 12 1/2. Frontis portrait of Ben Franklin, (8), 113, (3); frontis portrait of A. V. Haight, (8), 139, (2) pages. Original publisher's decorated cloth over beveled boards, fancy endpapers, all edges gilt. Light wear to bindings, about fine. A "typographic artist," Hailing devised this elaborate specimen of self-promotion for his customers. The Circular sought to educate them about type faces and good design & printing, and argued the merits of ornamental printing. The Circular's popularity within the printing community, however, turned the Circular into a full-fledged trade journal. Hailing initiated a subscription fee and took display ads (all of which he designed). Each issue was elaborately printed, in numerous colors and gold. The Queen's Jubilee number is printed entirely in gold. Each number is filled with news, reviews of other Journals, and technical articles (with much on the American scene), and strove to make connections among printers on both sides of the Atlantic. The International Printers' Specimen Exchange was Hailing's brain-child.Demand for early numbers of the Circular caused some to be reprinted--presumably from standing type. The present volumes contain two reprints. Volume I, no. 1 has a slug at the end reading "third edition 1880." The slug on Volume I, no. 2 is "second edition 1882." Despite the large number printed, Hailing's Circular is very uncommon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlungen über die Algebraische Auflösung der Gleichungen. Deutsch herausgegeben von H. Maser.

      Berlin, Springer, 1889. - VII, 155 Seiten, gr. 8vo (ca. 24x16,5 cm), blindgeprägter Original-Ganzleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken. Die Ecken leichter gestaucht, innen etwas gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A London Plane-Tree, and other Verse

      T. Fisher Unwin, Cameo Series, London 1889 - First edition. Octavo. Parchment boards decorated and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece. Vellum leaves. Boards slightly foxed and toned, else a nice near fine copy. Copy number 1 of 30 copies on vellum, specially bound, and numbered and Signed by the publisher, whose copy this was.Amy Levy was a remarkably precocious feminist. One of her childhood drawings shows a woman standing on a soap box with a banner reading: "Women's Suffrage! Man is a Cruel Oppressor!" Reviewing Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh for a children's magazine at the age of 13, she criticized the author for including "too many learned allusions" but suggested that "it is only natural that she should wish to display what public opinion denies her sex -- a classical education." Four years later, she contributed an article, "Jewish Women and Women's Rights" to *The Jewish Chronicle*, and became the second Jewish woman to go to Cambridge. Amongst her later friends were Eleanor Marx, Olive Schreiner, and Vernon Lee, to whom she was particularly drawn. Through her friendship with Lee, she was able to join a circle of female friends amongst whom she could express her sapphic orientation with greater openness.Much of Levy's symbolist-inflected verse tends towards melancholy, as did its author. "She was indeed frequently gay and animated," wrote Richard Garnett in the DNB, "but her cheerfulness was but a passing mood that merely gilded her habitual melancholy, without diminishing it by a particle, while sadness grew upon her steadily, in spite of flattering success and the sympathy of affectionate friends." Aside from the habit of despair, she suffered increasingly from deafness and feared that, like her brother, she might go mad. The controversy following publication of her second novel, *Reuben Sachs*, and above all a critical reference to it in *The Jewish Chronicle*, may have exacerbated Levy's final depression. The paper mentioned it in its review of a pseudonymous novel, published by Fisher Unwin, entitled *Isaac Eller's Money*: *Isaac Eller's *Money* . is a clever performance in the style of *Reuben Sachs*, but less intentionally offensive. The clever ill-natured fiction of Jewish life has now reached a high level of development." On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Writing in the *Boston Herald* earlier that year, Louise Chandler Moulton recalled that she had first heard of Amy Levy in the autumn of 1887: "Oscar Wilde had assumed editorship of *The Woman's World*, and was telling me his plans for the new number, which was to be issued in December of '87. 'The most wonderful thing in the number,' he said, 'will be a story, one page long, by Amy Levy . a mere girl, but a girl of genius.'" In his later obituary of her, Wilde wrote: "Miss Levy's novels *The Romance of a Shop* and *Reuben Sachs* were both published last year. The first is a bright and clever story, full of sparkling touches; the second is a novel that probably no other writer could have produced. Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word make it, in some sort, a classic. To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few." Amy Levy then fell off the literary map for almost a century.On September 10th 1889, two months short of her 28th birthday, Levy committed suicide. Her death certificate recorded the cause of death as "asphyxia from the inhalation of Carbonic Oxide Gas from the burning of charcoal." In an article for *The Boston Pilot* Yeats comment: "Literary London was deeply moved by the suicide of the young Jewish novelist and verse writer, Miss Amy Levy. Many will take up with sad interest the posthumous volume, *A London Plane-Tree*, now in the press. I saw her no long while before her death. She was talkative, good-looking in a way and full of the restlessness of the unhappy. Had she cared to live, a future of some note awaited her." Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chart of West Coast of North America from Mt. St. Elias to Columbia River.

      [Concord, NH or Dorchester, MA?] 1889 - A unique, accomplished, and mammoth manuscript of the American West Coast Ink and watercolor wash on laid paper, backed with canvas and mounted on rollers, with bright colors and surface almost entirely intact but for a bit of creasing and some minor chipping along rollers. This manuscript by New Hampshire native John Tilton McClintock depicts the northwest coast from the Alaska panhandle to Tillamook County, Oregon. The son of an expert surveyor and himself a future architect, McClintock—in his late teens at the time—was already an accomplished draftsman. His map shows the complex coastal outline and the region's many islands, employs shading to indicate in a general way the many mountains and mountain ranges, names major geographical features and towns, and outlines county boundaries in Oregon and Washington. This data is superimposed on a carefully-drawn coordinate grid. The intent of the map appears to have been to illustrate or memorialize a round-trip journey from Puget Sound to Glacier Bay for the benefit of friends or family back home. The voyage track is shown in red ink, with a few July dates indicated in Alaska, apparently the dates of landfall at different ports of call. Just east of Queen Charlotte Sound McClintock provides an outline map of New Hampshire to convey a sense of the region's massive scale. John Tilton McClintock (1872-1929) McClintock was born April 23, 1872 in Concord, New Hampshire and died at Wollaston, Massachusetts on Dec. 20, 1929. His father John Norris McClintock (1846-1914) was an accomplished surveyor and civil engineer whose career included an eight-year stint with the U.S. Coast Survey, during which time he was involved in geodetic and topographical surveys as far afield as Texas and Lake Champlain. The elder McClintock later settled in New Hampshire and then in Dorchester, Massachusetts and received a number of patents related to sewage treatment and sewer construction. In 1898 or 1899 he founded the American Sewage Disposal Company of Boston. John Tilton McClintock was at Harvard from 1894-97, though the first Report of the Class of 1898 (published that same year) describes him as a "temporary member." The Report indicates that he was living on Beacon Street in Boston, practicing as an architect, and Secretary of the Board of the American Sewage Disposal Company. Apparently both the Sewage Disposal Company and his architecture practice operated from the same office at 89 State Street. Also in 1898 he married Grace Lang Coffin in Boston, from whom he was divorced ten years later and remarried to one Gertrude Elizabeth Rogers Sears. McClintock's name shows up in OCLC associated with three maps and views of southeastern Massachusetts localities, all published in the 1890s and two of which were published by Boston lithographer Geo. H. Walker & Co. At the time this description is being written our firm also has a promotional plan for the town of Niagara, North Carolina, drawn by McClintock and published by Walker. Unfortunately, McClintock's manuscript map of the Northwest leaves it unclear whether he is recording his own travels or those of another. The limited biographical information located for him provides no indication he made such a voyage. One possibility is that the map is based on a draft or notes produced during a trip made by his father, though for now this remains a hypothesis.

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        Essays and Pen-Pictures -- bound with Pensées et Essais

      Paris: I: Printed by T. Symonds -- II: Librairie Documentaire. Very Good+. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 149 & [1, index]; 120 pages; Two 1889 volumes issued by separate publishers and in different languages, bound together: 'Essays and Pen-Pictures' Paris: Printed by T. Symonds, 1889 -- and 'Pensées et Essais' Paris: Librairie Documentaire, 1889. Contemporary fine French binding of three-quarter brown crushed levant morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers and uncut fore- and bottom edges -- signed "Laureaux" in tiny letters on the top corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Nicely preserved, with just a touch of light rubbing to the marbled paper on the covers and the tips of the corners. Inscribed by the author in ink on the half title of 'Essays and Pen-Pictures' -- "A Monsieur [name erased] / Hommage de l'Auteur / Jesse Francis Shepard / Paris Oct, 1890." (This unfortunate eradication of the name of the recipient was done before we owned this volume, and has left a thin spot in the paper). Even for connoisseurs of the unusual, the books and life of the author, Jesse Shepard [1848-1927] offer some stark contrasts. His first two books, bound together here -- one in French and one in English, received attention and praise from Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine. Mallarmé, essentially, wrote that Jesse Shepard achieved "with musical combinations and melodies" what Poe had done with the rhythm of words. Maurice Maeterlinck pronounced Jesse Shepard to be “the supreme essayist of our age.” Twenty years later, the author would publish another book (under an entirely different name) which received lengthy and admiring attention from Edmund Wilson in 'Patriotic Gore.' While Wilson, a brilliant and prolific critic, knew the literature of French symbolism well, his masterful 'Patriotic Gore' is devoted to an entirely different category of writing -- the writings surrounding the American Civil War. The author had been born Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard, September 18, 1848 in Birkenhead, near Liverpool, in England. His parents moved with their infant to the American midwest, so Jesse Shepard spent his early youth in a log cabin in Sangamon County, Illinois. He was an eyewitness to the final debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, in Alton, Illinois, where his parents next moved. From 1859 to 1862 he lived in St. Louis and served as a page for General John C. Fremont. But, having discovered an affinity for playing the piano (during a brief family residence in Niagra Falls), Jesse Shepard, who had very little formal musical training, played (and sang) across the world, often to Kings, Princes, and the elite of high society. It probably did not hurt his prospects for success that he was tall and strikingly handsome. During an early trip to Europe, the young Shepard profoundly impressed 80-year-old Daniel Auber, composer and director of the Paris Conservatoire -- (but Auber urged the young Shepard not to study music formally, fearing that his remarkable gift might be eroded by the traditional sort of training). Shepard was convinced that his extraordinary improvisations, both vocal and at the keyboard, were inspired by the spirits of several great composers. There are descriptions of his playing, the beauty of his voice (reputed to have a range of four octaves) and the shifting sources and nature of his improvisations, but, alas, no recordings seem ever to have been made. Two wealthy spiritualist admirers talked him into moving to San Diego California, where these brothers had a sumptuous house built for Shepard. While the house is now considered one of the masterpieces of California Victorian architecture, the real estate bubble in San Diego deflated somewhat in the late 1880's, and Jesse Shepard moved on after a couple of years -- initially to Europe, where the two books offered here were published. He also made efforts to distance himself from what he thought of as "phenominal" spiritualism -- the sort practised by mediums who presented themselves as channeling apparitions from the spirit world, while maintaining his interest in the more philosophical aspects of the spiritualism. Shepard also is said by at least one source to have converted to Roman Catholicism, having been baptised at Saint Vibiana's Cathedral in Los Angeles on May 15, 1888. The rest of his dozen books were published under an adopted name: Francis Grierson (using his mother's maiden name). He died in poverty nearly forty years later, nearly forgotten, in Los Angeles -- still seated at the piano, momemts after finishing a performance for friends, among whom his companion of forty years had intended to pass the hat. Along the way, a newspaper account of his unusual life and abilities appeared in the feature section of the Washington [DC] 'Herald' under the headline: "The Strangest Man In The World" -- [Feb 21, 1915]. Both these Paris-published books appear under more than one OCLC number, but the half-dozen copies listed of each title are scattered among the British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, and a few other European libraries. OCLC locates no copies of either in the United States. [see OCLC 504060646 and 909358720]. As evidence, in part, of the scarcity of Shepard's 'Pensées et Essais' -- several sources, including the usually meticulous Edmund Wilson, mistakenly cite the title of one of the essays within: "La révolte idéaliste" as the title of Shepard's first book. Wilson asserts that Shepard's book had been privately printed. It seems most likely that despite his wide reading in the French literature of the Symbolist period, Edmund Wilson failed to find a copy to examine as he was preparing his long section in 'Patriotic Gore.' (To avoid confusion, we should point out that Wilson's consideration of Jesse Shepard in 'Patriotic Gore' was inspired by the 1909 volume: 'The Valley of Shadows' -- published under Shepard's adopted name, Francis Grierson). [An extended description is available on request, including quotes from contemporary notices of both Shepard's 1889 Paris publications in 'Le Feu follet : Revue littéraire': (X* Année. 9* Livraison. 38, pp. 401-404)].; Signed by Author .

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        L'hypnotisme et les états analogues au point de vue médico-légal... Préface par M. le Dr P. Brouardel. Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée

      Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit, 1889, in-8, [8]-XV-[1]-583 pp, demi-basane bleu nuit à la bradel, couvertures conservées, Seconde édition, revue et augmentée, de ce traité sur l'hypnotisme initialement publié en 1887. Élève de Charcot, Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904), démontre que les rapports entre l'hystérie et l'hypnotisme sont très étroits : pour s'inscrire dans la pensée de son maître, il introduit ici les termes de "grand" et "petit hypnotisme", en pendant à la grande et à la petite hystérie de Charcot. Outre l'hypnose, l'ouvrage traite de plusieurs phénomènes tels que le magnétisme et le somnambulisme. Il aborde également les thèmes des suggestions criminelles, des cabinets de somnambules et des sociétés de magnétisme de spiritisme. Gilles de la Tourette suit la ligne initiée par les travaux de Charcot pour qui "un individu hypnotisable est souvent un hystérique, soit actuel, soit en puissance, et toujours un névropathe, c'est-à-dire un sujet à antécédents nerveux héréditaires susceptibles d'être développés fréquemment dans le sens de l'hystérie par les manoeuvres de l'hypnotisation", comme le rapportent Gilles de La Tourette lui-même, et Paul Richer dans l'article "Hypnotisme " (Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales de 1887). Les 7 pages de la table des matières (pp. 577-583) ont été reliées en tête d'ouvrage, à la suite de la préface. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Feuillets jaunis ; néanmoins, bel exemplaire. Following Charcot, p. 139 et suiv. Caillet II, 6188.

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        LIVRE D'OR DE L'EXPOSITION DE 1889 EN 2 TOMES (1+2).

      L. BOULANGER 1889 - ROD0100299: 2 TOMES : 1+2 : 404 pages + paginé de 401 à 796, richement illustrées de gravures en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Lettrines illustrées. Reliure signée "J.J". Fleurons, auteur, n° et titre en dorés. Texte sur deux colonnes. Intérieur se détachant. Coins et bords et coiffes frottés. Tâches sur le dos. Dos à 5 nerfs. Quelques épidermures. 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 940-Histoire générale de l'Europe [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        14 alte Original-Fotos von Schloss Rosenburg und Ort Rosenburg im Kamptal

      Original Fotos im Format ca. 12,8 x 16,7 cm, nach 1889, aber vor 1900 - Fotos von Photograph Alfred Lorenz (eingeheiratet in die Familie Springer, Gars, Mühlenbesitzer, später höherer k.k. Beamter in Wien, sehr umtriebiger "Hobby"-Fotograf, hat teilweise regional kleine Bücher und Postkarten veröffentlicht u.a. bei Julius Kiennast Gars am Kamp, hat sich auch als Schriftsteller versucht usw.). Fotos aufgezogen auf Fotokarton 24,8 x 22 cm. Ein Foto leicht stockig, ansonsten aber gute Erhaltung. - Stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., ein Nachfahre und weitläufig Verwandter des Fotografen. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        A Doll's House - Mrs Henderson's Personal Copy

      T Fisher Unwin, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good. Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1889, Limited Edition. Laura Henderson's copy with her bookplate and signature. Limited Edition of only 115 numbered copies, signed by publisher T. Fisher Unwin. This is copy number 48 and the first edition of Archer's translation, with a mounted photographic frontispiece of Ibsen and six studio photographs of the actors. Laura Henderson (1864 - 1944) rose to prominence in the 1930s when, as a wealthy and eccentric widow, she founded the Windmill Theatre in London's Great Windmill Street in partnership with Vivian van Damm, and they went on to turn it into a British institution, famed for its pioneering tableaux vivants of motionless female nudity and for having never closed during the Blitz. On her death in 1944, Laura Henderson bequeathed The Windmill to My Dear Bop, Vivian Van Damm. In his 1952 autobiography he described her as a great strain on one's nerves, patience and tact. She was portrayed by Dame Judi Dench in the 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents. Lovely association. Sightly grubby boards and browned endpapers but contents present very well indeed.

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        Victor Horton's idea - in 5 issues of Golden days for boys and girls: Nov. 2-30, 1889 - 4 cols. per page, woodcut in each part.

      Philadelphia: 1889., James Elverson, publisher, - 54 issues: the 'idea' in v. 10 nos. 49-52 & v. 11 no. 1 (p. 769-71, 793-94, 805-06, 821-22, 13-14); 37.5x28 cm. = 15x11 in. VG untrimmed sage wrappers: v.10,1-52; 11,1-2 (for full context) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., Publishers, 1889.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-8 1-304 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "July, 1889" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (colored map), numerous illustrations by A. Montader in text, original pictorial slate-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black, and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, olive-green patterned endpapers. First edition in English. Published in Paris as LA BABYLONE ELECTRIQUE (1888). Vernean science fiction novel that tells of the technological transformation of Mesopotamia, hindered by natives and unsatisfied workers. "An extraordinary fantasy of the attempt to make Mesopotamia a center of civilization." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. "All in all, equal to the work of Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 228. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 081. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 36 (describing the later British edition). Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 37. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 01479. Bookplate on front paste-down, touch of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, a near fine, bright copy. A superior copy of a handsome book. Scarce. (#10346)

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        Bilder aus Mekka.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1889. - Folio (282 x 372 mm). 20 collotype prints mounted on 18 sheets loose in red gilt cloth portfolio as issued, complete with the oft-lacking half-title, list of plates, title and preface. One of the earliest photographic documents of Mecca and the Hajj, preceded only by the photographs of Muhammed Sadiq Bey published in 1881 (Sotheby's, 4 June 1998: £1,250,000). Much rarer than the author's similarly titled "Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka", a portfolio of lithographs to accompany the "Mekka" books which Snouck had published after his return from the Arabian Peninsula. "Following the publication of 'Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka', Hurgronje received a letter from his doctor in Makkah, whom he had taught the art of photography. The letter contained new photographs of the hajj which were of such great interest that he decided in 1889 to publish his 'Bilder aus Mekka' [.] The photographs provide an insight into the world of Makkah's inhabitants, pilgrims from all over the Islamic world, in addition to the sharif of Makkah, the Turkish governor, and various religious and secular figures" (Badr el-Hage, p. 46f.). "In 1981 F. H. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest Arabian photographer by deciphering his elaborately calligraphed signatures, which without exception had been erased from the plates reproduced by Snouck Hurgronje: 'Futugrafiyat al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka' (The Photography of the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physican of Mecca). This princely eye surgeon had been host to the young Snouck in Mecca immediately after the Dutchman's conversion to Islam. Snouck claimed to have taught his host how to use a camera and attributes to him (without ever mentioning his name) the pictures reproduced in 'Bilder aus Mekka'". - Some chipping to edges and corners of title and mounts professionally repaired. Prints in excellent condition, only very slightly toned. Cloth portfolio a little faded; spine repaired, with 1914 De Belder bookplate on pastedown. Very rare: only two copies at auctions internationally during the past decades (the last, at Sotheby's in 2006, was incomplete, lacking all the text leaves). Macro 1233. Badr el-Hage. Saudi Arabia Caught in Time. Reading, 1997. F. E. Peters. The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place. Princeton University Press 1996. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1889). Correspondence relative to the Slave Trade: 1888-89. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1889. [C.-5821].

      London, Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1889. - Folio. IV, 103, (1) pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including British Navy operations off the coast of Zanzibar and the eastern coast of the Red Sea. With a account of the horrors of the slave transports and the slavers' brutality, and reference to the Persian Gulf Division, operating from Bandar-e-Jask, their ships "proceeding to Bushire, calling along the Pirate Coast and Bahrein" (p. 38). The relevant sections are "Africa (East Coast) and Arabia" (pp. 4-55); "Egypt" (pp. 63-77), "Italy" (pp. 78-81), and "Turkey" (pp. 82-103), which include information on the slave trade in the Red Sea area. - A good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excursions chez les peuples étranges : causeries ethnographiques

      / avec une préface de A.Quatrefages, membre de l'institut-professeur au muséum d'histoire naturelle; illustrations en couleur par H.Leutemann. Paris : Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie., Emile Guérin, éditeur, [1889]. First edition. Quarto, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), pp vi, 71, [1 table of contents], with 12 double-leaf chromolithographic illustrations bound in hors texte, the subjects being: les hindous; les chinois; les japonais; les arabes; les nubiens; les nègres; les hottentots et les bochimans; les esquimaux; les guaranis et les patagons; les papous; les polynésiens; les australiens; contents clean and bright, a fine copy. Text in French. A beautifully produced late nineteenth century children's ethnography. German illustrator Henrik Leutemann's superb chromolithographs depicting a total of fourteen different ethnic groups are each accompanied by six pages of text describing the material culture and traditional way of life of a particular people. A key beneath each illustration draws the young reader's attention to details within the picture. The illustration of Australian Aborigines, for example, includes a bark shelter; a boomerang; spears; a shield; a kangaroo; a platypus; dingos, and a brushturkey. Rare. Only three copies located in OCLC (University of Melbourne; University of Cambridge; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag).

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      London: Digby and Long, Publishers, n.d. [1889?].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-322, nineteenth-century three-quarter black leather and gray cloth, brown leather title label affixed to spine panel. First edition. There are two printings (issues?) of this Digby Long edition, this one with "[Now first published]" above the title (as here), the other with the subtitle, "A Story of Russia and Nihilism." A U.S. edition issued April 1, 1890 as volume 1, number 16 of Collier's "Once-a-Week Library," a subscription series, which may have appeared in between the two Digby Long printings. This is one of two books written by Eastwood. This is a presentation copy with an inscription by Eastwood at the upper right corner of the half title page: "To George Edmunds / with the kind regards / of the author / Nov 5th / 89." If the date of the inscription is correct, then it preceded Collier's edition, although the British Library assigns a date of 1891 to this edition (which is not dated by the publisher). This copy in three-quarter contemporary leather may be a presentation binding. A small broadside advertisement headed "'Within an Ace' / by Mark Eastwood / Opinions of the Press / ..." is tipped in on the blank leaf preceding the rear free endpaper and a short contemporary newspaper review is pasted on to the rear pastedown, praising the book's narrative power and vivid sensationalism: the story begins with a hanging -- of the story's narrator and hero! -- and his revival some hours later in a surgeon's office. The story is told in the present tense. It's unknown whether the author was American or British. An additional gift inscription from a relative of the original recipient is present below the original inscription. Leather rubbed at spine ends and covers, but a very good, attractive copy overall. OCLC reports two copies of this book, only one in America (Ohio State). (#148229)

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        Liegender alter Mann. Bleistiftzeichnung um 1970..

      Blattmaß 32,5 X 43,5cm,, Signatur mit Bleistift unten rechts, Wilhelm Rudolph (geb. 22. Februar 1889 in Chemnitz, gest. 30. September 1982 in Dresden). Am äußeren Rand etwas fleckig, Ecken mit je einem Loch (frühere Fixierung)

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        Histoire de la bête du Gévaudan, véritable fléau de Dieu, d'après les documents inédits et authentiques

      Saint Martin de Boubeaux, chez l'auteur, 1889. Très fort volume In-12 broché de 1040 pages, sous double étui. L'auteur, l'Abbé Pourcher, curé de Saint Martin de Boubaux, érudit local, imprimait lui même ses ouvrages. Son Histoire de la bête du Gévaudan, fruit d'inlassables recherches dans les fonds d'archives et l'écoute de la mémoire collective est l'ouvrage le plus fiable et le plus recherché sur ce mystère encore inexpliqué qui fit couler beaucoup d'encre. Petit scotch en dos, Ex-libris. Edition originale de toute rareté, bel exemplaire.

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      New York: "Edition de Luxe" limited to 1500 copies, this no. 12. Prepared and Executed by the Quartermaster General of The United States, Under the Authority of The Secretary of War, 1889. The plates all fine and bright, the wrappers VG+. Folio. Text and 44 brilliant chromolithograph plates executed by G.H. Buek & Co., after the watercolors by Ogden (plates measure 17 3/8" x 15 1/8"). The images cover uniforms from 1774-1888. Issued in ten parts with text and plates in the wrappers all laid in loose, as issued, in a new custom solander box of navy blue cloth with a facsimile title mounted to the upper cover. Howes O36 aa.

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        Les champignons supérieur du Tarn. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie des Sciences de Toulouse (Medaillon d'or).

      - Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1889. 8vo (21.5 x 14.5 cm). 198 [i] pp., 32 chromolithographed plates. Later half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Marbled endpapers.l A fine example of a very well-illustrated regional mycological work, in this case of the Tarn region east of Toulouse in southern France which is characterized by diverse micro-climates and a huge variety of fungi of Mediterranean, mountain and western European origin. Signed by the author on the half-title. According to Volbracht "selten". Neither in Nissen, BBI, nor in Stafleu & Cowan. Volbracht, 117. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de l'Exposition de Peintures du Groupe Impressionniste et Synthétiste faite dans le local de M. Volpini au Champ-de-Mars 1889

      Watelet imprimeur. brochée. Couverture en deux couleurs. Belle chemise boite ajourée en maroquin noir d'Alidor Goy Première édition et premier tirage des 8 gravures. C'est à Paris que se tient l'Exposition universelle de 1889. Au pied de la Tour Eiffel, érigée pour l'occasion, est installé le Pavillon des Beaux-Arts. Outre une décennale internationale, le Pavillon offre une vaste rétrospective de l'art français depuis 1789. Pour la première fois au cours d'une manifestation officielle, quelques tableaux pré-impressionnistes ou impressionnistes côtoient la multitude académique. Grâce à son ami Antonin Proust, commissaire de la Centennale de peinture, Manet, mort depuis six ans, est représenté par une quinzaine de toiles. Si Renoir et Degas ont décliné l'invitation, Cézanne, Desboutin, Monet, Pissarro ou Raffaëlli ont seulement une, voire deux toiles accrochées. De son côté - plus irrecevable que jamais - Gauguin s'efforce quand même de trouver le moyen d'exposer. Se souvenant de l'exposition que Vincent van Gogh avait montée dans un restaurant populaire de l'avenue de Clichy, il a l'idée de refaire la même chose à proximité de l'Exposition universelle - ainsi fut peut-être pressenti le Café des Arts du sieur Volpini, aire de restauration éphémère aménagée pour la durée de l'Exposition dans la galerie attenante du Palais des Beaux-arts. Gauguin chargea Schuffenecker des tractations auprès du cafetier et Volpini (qui ne voyait toujours pas ses miroirs décoratifs arriver) se laissa convaincre de prêter gracieusement ses palissades. Aux premiers jours de juin, Gauguin pouvait écrire à son ami : Mon cher Schuffenecker Bravo ! Vous avez réussi - Voyez Van Gogh et arrangez cela jusqu'à la fin - Seulement rappelez-vous bien que ce n'est pas une exposition pour les autres - En conséquence arrangeons-nous pour un petit groupe de copains et à ce point de vue je désire y être représenté le plus possible (...) Songez que c'est nous qui invitons par conséquent : Schuffenecker 10 toiles / Guillaumin 10 toiles / Gauguin 10 toiles / Bernard 10 toiles / Roy 2 toiles / l'homme de Nancy 2 toiles / Vincent 6 toiles. Avec cela c'est suffisant - Moi je refuse d'exposer avec les autres Pissarro, Seurat, etc. C'est notre groupe ! Je voulais exposer peu mais Laval me dit que c'est mon tour et que j'aurais tort de travailler pour les autres (lettre publiée et présentée par Victor Merlhès in Paul Gauguin - Pages inédites, éditions Avant et Après, 1995). Las, trop content de son succès, Schuffenecker joua les casseurs d'assiette - la manifestation devait même enfoncer tous les autres peintres - ce qui ne fut pas du goût de Théo van Gogh qui déclina l'invitation faite à son frère. Guillaumin se récusant aussi, on pallia aux défections à l'aide de quelques jeunes, quelques doublures dira Gauguin, recrutés parmi les amis de Bernard ou de Schuffenecker : Louis Anquetin, Léon Fauché - l'homme de Nancy -, Louis Roy et Georges-Daniel de Monfreid. Aucun tableau ne se vendit, mais pour la première fois, l'Ecole de Pont-Aven, comme on l'appellera ensuite, se montrait au public. Dans le landerneau pictural, la sécession Volpini fit un petit bruit considérable et marqua l'histoire de l'art d'un tournant décisif. Le synthétisme - mélange de japonisme et de stylisation simplificatrice du dessin et de la couleur - qui s'oppose directement à la technique des néo-impressionnistes, devait d'ailleurs, toujours dans le baraquement de Monsieur Volpini, décider de l'avènement des Nabis et de bien d'autres courants du siècle à venir ; n'est-il pas considéré comme la première étape de la naissance de l'art moderne ? Un autre amateur de caféine, Edvard Munch, qui avait alors un tableau à la décennale internationale et venait de rejoindre Paris, en subit aussi l'influence. Ce précieux et emblématique petit catalogue - bien évidemment d'une grande rareté - se serait vendu 50 centimes. Il est illustré de 8 gravures - ce sont bien des gravures comme l'indique le foulage du papier, des zincogravures plus exactement - d'après des dessins de Paul Gauguin (2), Daniel de Monfreid (1), Émile Bernard (2) - qui scinde sa contribution en deux, utilisant le pseudonyme de Ludovic Nemo pour présenter des œuvres de 1887 -, Louis Roy (1), Léon Fauché (1) et Claude-Émile Schuffenecker (1). Le catalogue ne reproduit aucun dessin de Charles Laval et Louis Anquetin. Les 96 œuvres exposées sont toutes énumérées. Le tirage du catalogue n'est pas connu, mais vues les finances anémiques de ces messieurs... Le dessin de Gauguin qui ouvre le catalogue, Aux Roches noires, réalise une fusion de deux toiles peintes au Pouldu en 1889. Plus tard, Gauguin découpa cette gravure pour la coller, après l'avoir colorée d'aquarelle, sur le plat du portefeuille intitulé Document / Tahiti / 1891-1893. Le second dessin de Gauguin reprend exactement le thème et les personnages de sa toile Les Faneuses. Ce dessin fut envoyé de Pont-Aven à Schuffenecker peu avant l'impression du catalogue. Bel exemplaire.

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        The blue fairy book

      Longmans, Green 1889 - First Edition. Edition is in largely good condition. Boards are blue cloth with gilt decoration and title to front and spine, lovely and in good condition, clear and bright. Cloth is worn at edges, rubbed. Cloth is loose at back spine hinge, still attached at front, back board pulling away from spine, parts still remain largely sound. Binding pulling from spine at inside hinges, webbing visible. Pulling to text block, gaps, all edges gilt, still clear and bright. Previous owners name on first page. Text and in text illustrations are clear throughout. All plates bar one are present and in good condition. A nice reading copy of this rare edition. Please feel free to contact us for further information/images. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zürich. Acht Lithographien von Otto Baumberger.

      Folio. (4) S. u 8. s/w Orig.-Lithographien (49 x 65 cm) unter Passepartout, HLwd. mit losen Blättern, Mappe etwas gebräunt, fleckig, Im Gelenk etwas eingerissen. Blätter tadell. Laut dem Autor des Werkververzeichnisses, Herrn Arnold Erni, wird die Auflage kaum über insgesamt 300 Exemplaren hinaus gegangen sein, davon vermutlich 150 signiert.Mappenwerk des künstlerisch auserordentlich vielseitigen und politisch sehr biegsamen Schweiz. Grafikers, Bühnenbildners, Malers, Zeichners u. Illustratoren Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). Nach seiner Ausbildung u. anschliessenden Auseinandersetzung mit dem Expressionismus u. Kubismus war der Künstler als Bühnenbildner tätig. Grosse Wertschätzung erhielt er vor allem als Plakatgestalter. Die vorliegenden Arbeiten dokumentieren die Industrialisierung Zürichs. "Zu Beginn seiner künstlerischen Arbeit ist Baumberger in erster Linie dem Expressionismus verpflichtet. In den grafischen Blättern mit gesellschaftskritischen Themen nähert er sich inhaltlich wie stilistisch George Grosz und Otto Dix an. Zusammen mit Fritz Pauli, Otto Morach, Hermann Huber und Ignaz Epper gehört Baumberger zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des Expressionismus in der Schweiz" (SIKART). [Starke, expressive Darstellungen der Stadt Zürich.]

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        Album du vieux Strasbourg. 16 vues dessinees et lithog. d'apres nature 1838-40

      29,5 x 23 cm. 4 ff., 16 planches lithographiques. Dans brochure originale. *Reedition de 1889 des 16 vues lithographiques, qui etait parus premier foi 1838-1840. - Tres bonne etat, la brochure avec quelques rousseurs a dos.

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        Knights Templar Cards from the Triennial at Washington, D. C. [cover title]

      [Washington, D.C. 1889 - Over 1,000 mounted printed calling cards of Knights Templar members attending the 1889 Triennial Grand Conclave. Many signed by the members. Contemporary half brown morocco and pebbled cloth covered boards, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: C. G. Young (name in gilt on upper cover) An impressive collection of Knights Templar calling cards. The twenty-fourth Triennial Grand Conclave of the Knights Templar was held October 8th to 10th in Washington D.C. The calling cards, beautifully printed in gold and colors and including an intricate array of Masonic symbols, were actively collected and traded by members. At the time of this conclave, Carlos G. Young, the compilor of the present album who attended the conclave, served as the Generalissimo of the Golden Gate Commandery, No. 16, K.T. In the rear of this album is a souvenir pamphlet (printed recto only, and disbound and mounted within the album) titled Pilgrimage of Golden Gate Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar . to Washington, D.C. which details day-by-day the San Francisco commandery's trip to the Conclave. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - 1889, Paris, en vente à la Librairie illustrée. 2 volumes in folio reliés demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse titré à l'or filets et tomaison dorés. tome 1 : (premier et deuxième volume) et tome 2 (troisième et quatrième volume) : 324 pages. dessins in et HT en noir, HT en sepia. Ensemble bien complet des 80 numéros hedomadaires parus pendant la durée de l'exposition. Ouvrage le plus complet de 1889 à Paris. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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