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      1889 - New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. 2 pp undated ads. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt, black and grey. First Edition of Twain's satirical time-traveling fantasy -- probably preceding the English edition titled A YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR (both editions were issued in early December, precedence unknown). Hank Morgan, knocked out during a fight, comes to in Camelot in the year 528, where he avoids execution by successfully predicting an eclipse, uses 19th century weapons to help repel an attack, marries, and has a child -- only to be put into a deep sleep by Merlin, to reawaken in his proper era.~On all copies the title word "Connecticut" was curiously omitted from the binding. This copy has the p. 59 plate in the second state, lacking the odd S-shaped ornament between the words "The" and "King"; the ornament was apparently routed from the plate mid-run, as it was seemingly spelling "The Sking." In this copy p. [i] is blank, and there are olive green-on-pale grey floral-patterned endpapers (no precedence established for these latter points). It is in bright, just-about-fine condition (the slightest of rubbing at the corners, small ownership ink-stamp on the front paste-down). McBride p. 125; Blanck 3429. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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      Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Very Good-. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. This scarce title has been handsomely rebound in full brown leather incorporating the gilt title from the original binding set into the front cover. Marbled endpaper. Engraved illustrations. This original 1889 text is tight, clean. Paper is fragile, several pages at front & rear of text are age toned & edge chipped. Condition VG-. Biographical & Historical Memoirs (Northeast Arkansas) ; Engraved Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1382 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Dictionnaire des finances. Tome I: A-D; Tome II: E-Z. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Berger Levrault, 1889-94.. Two volumes. Thick crown quarto. Pp. xix, 1562; 1571. Text in double columns. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter sheep and marbled boards, vellum corners, spines with raised bands, 2 gilt labels to each spine, new endpapers. Handsome set in overall very good condition. ~ Léon Say (1826-1896), French statesman and economist, grandson of Jean-Baptiste Say.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Nuits à Paris

      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. Dentu Paris 1889 12x17,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Chicago & Nashville: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Good+. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark brown embossed leather. Spine has raised bands, title and gilt decorated panels. Centered gilt decoration on front cover. All edges gilt. Portrait illustrations. Text's interior tight, clean & Intact. Endpaper has chipped edges. Lightly rubbed front corners. A small leather gouge on front cover. Arkansas condensed history; Biographies of distinguished citizens; Portrait illustrations; A brief history of each of the counties named herein. South, Northeast Arkansas ; Portrait Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 981 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Opium: Historical Note, or The Poppy in China

      Shanghai.: Inspector General of Customs at the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General of Customs.. 1889.. Black and white engraving in text "Pipe for smoking tobacco through water". iv + 50pp English text + [1] blank + xxvii pages in Chinese. Index, Original bright yellow original wrappers. Number 13 in China Imperial Maritime Customs II - Special Series. Upper paper cover chipped and torn with tape repairs. Presented in a very handsome quarter calf clamshell box, spine decorative gilt, raised bands, contrasting title labels lettered in gilt. 28 x 21.5cm. First edition of Joseph Edkins work later republished by the .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Walt Whitman ALS: "Am preparing an edition of Leaves Of Grass... getting along ... better + gayer heart than you might suppose" to Gabriel Sarrazin, French poet and translator

      Camden, NJ, May 4, 1889. 3" x 5". "ALS postcard, 5"" x 3"", includes three postmarks ""Paris / 16 Mai / 89"", ""Camden / May 4/ 89"" with the third being illegible. Signed by Walt Whitman as ""Walt Whitman"". Boldly scripted with strong contrast entirely in his own hand. Appears to have been forwarded as the card maintains a postmark from Paris, but was ultimately readdressed with an over- stamp to London, England. Front slight discoloration from being in an album, with verso maintaining a few small spots of smeared ink, else near fine.Whitman's letter reflects on his infamous poem, Leaves of Grass in addition to noting his severe deteriorating health which plagued Whitman his entire life. His letter is shown in full below:""Campden New Jersey US AmericaMay 4, '89The book ""Poesie Anglaise"" safely rec'd - thanks + thanks again. I am still laid up here lame and paralyzed - kept in for a year but getting along (as we call it) better + gayer heart than you might suppose. Am preparing an edn of Leaves of Grass to be put in pocket book binding with fuller text + shall send you one when ready. For this time I send loving wishes + an old fellow's benison. Walt Whitman""Called America's first ""poet of democracy"", a name for Whitman which reflected his ability to write in a singularly American character. Among the most influential US poets, often called the ""father of free verse"", his work was very controversial, particularly ""Leaves of Grass"" (1855) which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. He worked as a government clerk and as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. ""Leaves of Grass"", published with his own money, was an attempt to reach out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death. There is a distinct contrast between Whitman's idealized notions of the human body as expressed in his literary work and the actual state of his health as it evolved over the course of his life. The many revisions of Leaves of Grass did not so much parallel his decline in health as much as reinforce his original conception of the natural human being as the divine reflection of the cosmos. Over time this idea as an essential theme of his work began to take precedence over others, serving as both his conception of America's unique characteristic as a people and the archetype of his own self-created myth for the model of healthy masculinity.As a consequence, the health-imbued persona of mythic proportions he projected in his work fused with new and various aspects of his self-created image as healer in each newly revised edition of the work. Harold Aspiz believes the first three editions of Leaves of Grass illustrate a merger of what he terms the ""fact and invention"" of Whitman's self-portrayal as the self-endowed symbol of his own magnificent body. His image as ""one of the roughs"" in the first edition transforms in the second into a magnetic ""folk-evangelist,"" in the third into a ""reincarnated Adam"" ready to bear healthy children, and in the fourth into the ""healer-camerado."" With each new edition, the body of the poet is used less and less as a metaphor for the physical vitality that was integral to his philosophy. By the time of this letter, Whitman was already partially paralyzed. Whitman spent his last years in Camden, New Jersey. As the end of 1891 approached, he prepared a final edition of ""Leaves of Grass"", the ""Deathbed Edition;"" hedied in 1892, about 3 years after he penned this postcard to Sarrazin.Sarrazin had just sent him a copy of his ""Whitman"" article, in January 1889, which Whitman promptly arranged to have William Sloane Kennedy translate. When Whitman read Kennedy s translation, he immediately recognized the importance of the Sarrazin piece. This postcard, dated May 1889, was written shortly after their mutual correspondence: ""I don't think anything nobler has been anywhere said about Leaves of Grass, he told Traubel'. To Whitman, Sarrazin seemed ""fundamentally to have entered into the ideals, methods, upon which, if upon anything, we have built, staked our fortunes. "" Whitman arranged to publish Sarrazins article. Although the article would be printed and distributed among Whitman's inner circle of friends, however, it was not until after his death that a translation of the article by Harrison Morris would be published in In Re Walt Whitman (1893).Themes of sex and sexuality have dominated Leaves of Grass from the very beginning and have shaped the course of the book's reception. The first edition in 1855 contained what were to be called ""Song of Myself,"" ""The Sleepers,"" and ""I Sing the Body Electric,"" which are ""about"" sexuality (though of course not exclusively) throughout. From the very beginning, Whitman wove together themes of ""manly love"" and ""sexual love,"" with great emphasis on intensely passionate attraction and interaction, as well as bodily contact (touch, embrace) in both. Simultaneously in sounding these themes, he equated the body with the soul, and defined sexual experience as essentially spiritual experience. He very early adopted two phrenological terms to discriminate between the two relationships: ""amativeness"" for man-woman love and ""adhesiveness"" for ""manly love."" Although Whitman did not in the 1855 Preface call direct attention to this element in his work, in one of his anonymous reviews of his book (""Walt Whitman and His Poems,"" 1855) he wrote of himself and the 1855 Leaves : ""The body, he teaches, is beautiful. Sex is also beautiful. . . . Sex will not be put aside; it is a great ordination of the universe. He works the muscle of the male and the teeming fibre of the female throughout his writings, as wholesome realities, impure only by deliberate intention and effort"" (Poetry and Prose 535). In subsequent editions of Leaves, Whitman revised and shifted his poems of amativeness and adhesiveness, but by and large his dominant themes became not the body but the soul, not youth but old age--and death. His experience in the Civil War hospitals seems to have provided a turning point for Whitman's focus. This incredible letter/postcard demonstrating Whitman's staunch perseverance to ignore the short comings of his long term health issues and clearly notes his phenomenal eternal positive energy he had for life. A fantastic piece."

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. 1.-3.Band

      Eduard Hölzel, Wien/Olmütz 1889 - 1.Bd: 1875-1878.Mit 38 Vollbildern, 125 Illustrationen im Text und 9 Karten.Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken. Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. Mit kleinen Einrissen am Buchrücken.Ln-Ecken aufgeplatzt. Seiten etwas gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig.(1220g).585S. Bd.2:1879-1882. Mit 35 Vollbildern, 130 Ill. im Text und 6 Karten.Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken. Am Buchrücken leicht aufgeplatzt.Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. Mit kleinen Einrissen am Buchrücken.Seiten gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig. (1220g). 570S.(1890) Bd.3.:1882-1886.Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Ill. im Text von L.H.Fischer und Fr. Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von Dr.Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen.Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken.Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. An 2 Ecken aufgeplatzt.Kleinen Einrisse am Buchrücken. Seiten gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig. Insgesamt Guter Zustand In deutscher Sprache. 1885 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Unterberger]
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        West Portland Park.

      West Portland Park Association. Portland, OR. No date. Ca. 1889-1900. - Color lithographic plat map, 22 1/4 x 30 1/8 inches on sheet size 23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches, archivally mended with linen backing. Creases and tears with some loss, now minimized by linen backing. An impressive plat map broadside of the proposed development of West Portland Park which was laid out to the southwest of Portland in 1889. The beautiful vignette title illustration, showing a view of the Willamette River and Mount Hood with a convenient train to whisk owners to and from the Metropolis of the Northwest, conjurs high expectations. The website of the Multnomah Historical Association states that "Thomas Alexander Wood formed the Portland City Real Estate Association to buy and develop land for sub-dividing. He purchased 538 acres in the southwest area that he named West Portland. He also purchased another 480 acres that would become the first addition to West Portland Park. As an incentive to get people to buy his lots, he stated that when he sold 600 lots he would bring a railroad out to West Portland to give his buyers easy access to Portland. Wood and partners laid out West Portland Park, and on April 4, 1889, filed articles of Incorporation for the railroad, the City and West Portland Park Motor Company, to connect the development with Portland. The plan was to clear the land of trees, selling the wood in Portland, and selling the cleared lots for residential development.The Oregonian’s handbook of the Pacific Northwest, published in 1894, describes the railroad. 'The City & West Portland Park Motor Company was incorporated in April, 1889, with a capital of $100,000. This company operates a motor line seven miles in length, running from Hamilton street, in South Portland, through the attractive additions of Bertha, Hillsdale and South Portland Park, to the beautiful tract of land known as West Portland Park. This lies on the uplands back of Oswego. This line is equipped with two steam-motors, two coaches and 11 freight cars. The total cost of construction and equipping this road was $150,000.'" An advertisement placed in the Omaha Bee (spreading a wide net) of 1890 by Shorey & Hall, the sales agents, lured buyers by stating: "You can double your money in six months by buying one of those choice lots in West Portland Park." The Multnomah Historical Association notes that "The railway operated sporadically, and shut down completely by 1900." The plat depicted on the promotional broadside poster runs from First Street at the west to Eleventh Street in the east, and from Montsylvania Avenue in the south to Dickinson Avenue in the north, all names that are no longer on the grid. Noted on the map is the surveyor, C. W. Brown, C.E. and the scale of 185 Feet to an Inch." West Portland Park is now a neighborhood in the southwest of Portland, lying between SW 53rd Avenue in the west and SW 35th Avenue in the east, with Interstate 5 to the north and and SW Stephenson Street to the south.

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        Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the Expedition in Search of sir John Franklin's Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55. With a Memoir of his other Services. Edited by his Brother T.B. Collinson.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1889. Orig. full cloth. Spine and frontcover gilt. Light chipping to spine ends. A small tear at upper front hinge. Stamps on title-page. Coloured frontispiece. XI,(1),531,(1) pp., + Publisher's Cat., 1 portrait and 6 folded maps. Internally clean and fine. First edition. The "Enterprise" and "Investigator", under the command of Collinson, sailed Jan. 1850, via Magellan Strait, to pursue the Franklin search from Bering Strait eastward through the Canadian arctic waters. The "Enterprise", delayed, finally reached and explored the waters around Banks Island, and wintered in Prince of Wales Strait, 1851-52; sailed through Dolphin and Union and Dease Strait to winter in Cambridge Bay and explore by sledge around the east of Victoria island, 1852-53; returned westward to winter in Camden Bay, Alaska, 1853-54, and thence home by the same route."(Arctic bibliography, 3351).

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Le tourbier (moeurs picardes)

      First Edition.Bound in half buckram embossed bronze, flat spine decorated with vegetal decoration cold boards marbled paper, contemporary binding signed Cabry.Illustrated book of a drawing by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes frontispiece.Some spots.Rare.  --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Albert Savine Paris 1889 11x18cm relié

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        Flute players, Ambrym, New Hebrides, circa 1890

      Silver albumen print, cabinet card format, 105 x 165 mm, inscribed in the negative "No. 59 Ambrym, New Hebrides"; recto of mount embossed in gilt "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition with excellent tonal range. A rare image capturing a performance by a group of Ambrym men playing traditional single bamboo flutes. The photograph was probably taken by German-born Australian photographer J.W. Lindt, who visited the New Hebrides in 1889 and 1890-91. For an illustrated essay on this type of musical instrument, see Kirk W. Huffman, Single bamboo flutes, in Joël Bonnemaison, Kirk Huffman, Christian Kaufmann, Darrell Tryon (eds.), Arts of Vanuatu, Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1996,p. 150 ff.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Les Parnassiens de la Faune Palearctique *32 colour plates*

      Leipzig: Ernst Heyne 1889 - First Edition. An attractive rebound/restored copy. Leather boards and original backstrip, marbled endpapers retained. Internally very good, with some foxing to the front and rear endpapers. Plates numbered 1-24 and 1-VIII. A rare and lovely book. 'We are established reputable First Edition sellers and understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographs. New South Wales.

      Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1889. Album of mounted [120] albumen silver print photographs. Oblong quarto, full red morocco blind stamped in gilt with coat of arms of New South Wales and lettering, silk lining papers, all edges gilt, title page with colophon, [120] albumen silver prints, each approximately 140 x 190 mm,mounted recto and verso of [60] leaves of thick card with printed blue borders and printed caption labels, the photographs in uniformly superb condition, the leaves with occasional and minimal foxing to the margins, an additional albumen print of a drawing of the planned Railway Institute (completed in 1891) with manuscript caption is laid in at the front of the album. An exceptional album of photographic views of Sydney and environs, commissioned and printed by the New South Wales Government, probably in very small numbers and for presentation to visiting dignitaries. The photographs, although without studio imprints, can be attributed to the highly successful Sydney commercial photographers John Paine and Charles Bayliss. Despite the fact that the album is dated 1889, it includes a photograph of the Garden Palace (the Sydney Exhibition Building), which was detroyed by fire in 1882, suggesting that the huge array of work in this album has a fairly broad range of dates, in fact from around 1879 to 1889. The album includes a beautiful, extended sequence of the Botanical Gardens (20); views of Sydney Harbour from the Gardens; Garden Island; the Domain; Watson's Bay; Circular Quay; St. James' Church; Oxford Street; Sydney's major civic buildings; the University colleges; Iron Cove Bridge; numerous scenes on the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers; the Blue Mountains, including Carrington Hotel, Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Govett's Leap, Grose Valley and Zig- Zag Railway; George's River; Sutherland National Park; Fitzroy Falls at Moss Vale; Kangaroo Valley; Lake George; Gosford; Ourimbah; Lake Macquarie; Broken Bay; shale mine at Koadja Creek; coal mine in the vale of Clwydd, and the Jenolan Caves (3). While similar official presentation albums are held in Australian collections (see, for example, an album with 108 photographs dating from 1879-1892 and issued by the Government printer, held in the State Library of New South Wales,Call No. PXD 855), the present album appears to be unique in terms of its selection and number of images.

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      Harper & Brothers, N.Y., 1889 - A Memory of Last Island. First ed. 8vo. 204, (vi)pp. Original reddish-brown cloth, slightly rubbed, owner's signature on end-papers. With rare dust jacket. A good copy. Perkins 15 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        [Complete set of the Fairy Books:]

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1889-1910. Blue; Red; Green; Yellow; Pink; Grey; Violet; Crimson; Brown; Orange; Olive; Lilac. 12 works, octavo. Original cloth in various colours, titles gilt to spines, decoration gilt to spines and front boards, all edges gilt, coloured or illustrated endpapers where called for. Illustrations by Henry J. Ford, G. P. Jacomb Hood and others, in colour and black and white, as plates and to the text. Contemporary ownership and gift inscriptions to 6 works; bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of 2. Printed clipping of a poem by Leonora Lang to front free endpaper verso of the Blue Fairy book; the poem was published in The Strange Story Book in 1913 where it was noted it "should have gone into the very first Fairy Book, but by some accident was left out". Spines gently rolled and a little faded, fading to covers of the Lilac Fairy book as is usual, occasional faint foxing to; an excellent set, the Yellow and Pink Fairy books with uncommonly bright covers. First editions, first impressions. The Blue Fairy book is a publisher's presentation copy. The recipient was journalist, literary critic and friend of Andrew Lang, Clement K. Shorter (1857–1926), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and the publisher's presentation stamp in blind to the title page. In his obituary of Lang in 1912 Shorter described him as "one of the most wonderful men in the modern world, if not the most wonderful ... The fairy tales that he wrote and the fairy tales that he edited are enough to give him a halo among the children" (The New York Times, 18 August 1912, p. 24). A complete set of Lang's much-loved and beautifully produced Fairy Book series in the original cloth. The Fairy Books, edited by Andrew Lang and written up by his wife, were unprecedented in the international scope of their sources, and highly influential in giving many tales their first appearance in English.

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875 - 1886. 3 Bände (komplett). Erster Band: 1875-1878. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 38 Vollbildern, 125 Illustrationen im Text und 9 Karten. Zweiter Band: 1879-1882. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 35 Vollbildern, 130 Illustrationen im Text und 6 Karten. Dritter Band: 1882-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Illustrationen im Text von Fischer und Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen.

      Wien und Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-1891. Groß-8°. 23 cm. XVI, 585 (1) Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, XVI, 560 Seiten und XVI, 740 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen und eine lose gefaltete Karte im Anhang. Grüne illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 229. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Besitzereintrag verso Vorsatz. Sehr gute, komplette und dekorative Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        Noraskogs arkiv. Bergshistoriska samlingar och anteckningar. I-VI

      Bok. Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1889-1928. x, 640 s., 4 planscher + iv, 495 s., 4 planscher, utv.-karta, utv.-brev + vii, 464 s., 4 utv.-kartor, utv.-brev, 4 planscher + 337 s. + (2), s. 339-441 + 363 s., en plansch. Femte bandets femte häfte saknas. 6 vol. halvfranska band, 4 upphöjda bind, medbundna häftesomslag, bra skick. 17x25 cm. Exlibris (Birger Nauckhoff). (Vol. 6 med avvikande utseende, har tidigare innehållit ett annat arbete).

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        The Shorter Poems of John Milton With Twelve Illustrations

      Folio. London: Seeley, 1889. Folio, xx, 124 pages. With twelve full-page etchings after paintings by Palmer. Some foxing to borders of plates. Original gold-stamped vellum over boards, slight soiling to binding as usual with white vellum. Large-paper copy, limited to 135 copies (#40). Prepared by A.H. Palmer as a companion to the Virgil, this book used highly innovative photographic techniques to render paintings as etchings; these were achieved with the help of Dujardin and the printer Goulding. The large-paper edition is very scarce, and is vastly preferable to the regular issue. ?This stately volume contains twelve facsimiles of drawings by Palmer. They rank with his best work, and three notable etchings were inspired by them...? Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 223.

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        Le tombeau de Rekhmara, Préfet de Thèbes sous la XVIIIe dynastie

      IFAO, Le Caire 1889 - Very rare. Mémoires publiés par les membres de la Mission Archéologique Française au Caire (IFAO) 05/1. IFAO, Le Caire, 1889. First edition. Folio, pages 1-195 pages, 44 plates. Recently bound in an elegant bordeaux half-leather, as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Passant, comédie en un acte, en vers [envoi à Henri Steckel]

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1889. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. In-4. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1889. 28 x 22 cm, in-4, 29 pp., broché, couverture crème rempliée et illustrée. Edition publiée à l'occasion de la reprise de la pièce à la Comédie française en 1888. Exemplaire du tirage ordinaire, sur fort papier vergé, enrichie d'un ENVOI de l'auteur à l'écrivain Henri Steckel. Mors fendillés, et couverture partiellement brunie, un bel exemplaire pour le reste..

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        THE LOST INCA: A TALE OF DISCOVERY IN THE VALE OF THE INTI-MAYU. By the Inca-Pancho-Ozollo ... [pseudonym]

      New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, [1889].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-ii] iii-iv 1-287 [288-292: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], inserted double-page map, original decorated mustard cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gray-green. First edition. "Envisions and extrapolates the progress through the centuries of an underground Inca nation in the arts, sciences and government. Thoughtful and inventive as well as being a good adventure story." - Stuart A. Teitler, Kaleidoscope Books, Catalogue 51 (1984), 61. "Lost Incan society with advanced technology presented as a eutopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 82. Teitler and Locke (2013) 953. Reginald 07698. Eaton Catalogue III, p. 182. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Wright. Some silverfish tracking on front cover, small abrasion on front paste-down where a small book label was removed, a tight, very good copy with no binding wear. A nice bright copy of a rare book. (#149756)

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. First edition thus; large paper copy. Number 668 of 780 copies. Edited, with notes, by Sir Walter Scott. Portrait of the author and 33 etchings on India paper, laid down, after C. Delort. Extra illustrated with 80 portraits and views, and an autograph note by Walter Scott. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Full brown morocco gilt, panelled spine, inner dentelles gilt, by Riviere. Slight rubbing to a few spots, else fine. First edition thus; large paper copy. Number 668 of 780 copies. Edited, with notes, by Sir Walter Scott. Portrait of the author and 33 etchings on India paper, laid down, after C. Delort. Extra illustrated with 80 portraits and views, and an autograph note by Walter Scott. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Amorous Intrigues at the Court of Charles II, Extra Illustrated. A chronicle of the profligate court of Charles II, written with grace and vigor by a French noble expatriate. Extra illustrated with the insertion of 80 portraits and views of people and places mentioned in the text, along with an autograph note in the third person by Sir Walter Scott, the editor.

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        Die Westeifel. Ein Wanderbuch.

      Prüm, Plaum 1889 - 71, (1) S., 2 nicht num. Bl. Pressestimmen, 10 n.n. Bl. Anzeigen. Rotes Original-Ganzleinen mit Gold- und Schwarzprägung. Ansprechendes Exemplar. Innengelenke gelockert, Titel rückseitig gestempelt, sonst fast tadellos. Mit den folgenden Abbildungen: Übersichtskarte der Westeifel (ganzseitig), Chorgestühl der Abtei Prüm, Abtei Prüm, Skizze aus dem Prümbachthale (Abtei Prüm im Hintergrund), Ruine Schönecken, Neuerburg (ganzseitig), Schlossruinen von Neuerburg (Westseite), Ruine Falkenstein und Partie aus Bitburg. Eines der schönsten und seltensten Eifelbücher.

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      New York: The Hawthorne Publishing Company, 42 West 23rd Street, 1889.. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv [1] 2-283 [284: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated tan cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers printed in green. First edition. A fantasy of history which begins in the ancient golden-domed city of Petoséga in Upper Michigan thirty centuries ago; now "but the burial place of a once heroic and mighty race." - prologue. The Perosegans are of Greek origin and the survivors of the natural cataclysm that destroys their civilization return to ancient Greece by way of Zoatia, an imaginary land in the South Pacific. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 236. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 66. Teitler (2013) 337. Wright (III) 1452. A very good copy. (#148913)

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      Jas. Wantz, 1889., Helena - First edition. 7" x 5" oblong, string-tied cloth with black ruling and gold gilt stamped title on front cover, advertisements on front and rear endpapers, illustrated, advertisements. 12 leaves of views with advertisements on the reverse side of each view sheet. Views of Broadwater Hotel, Helena, Missouri Canon, Curley, Custer's scout and only survivor, X. Beidler, Montana Detective, Charlie Reynolds, Indians, a bucking horse, mountain elk, Missouri River, Great Falls, Sioux Sun Dance, Court House, Helena, and a cowboy. Unusual in that this has lots of advertisements and few good views of Montana. Covers lightly soiled, else very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait alter Mann. Bleistiftzeichnung um 1970..

      Blattmaß 43,5 X 32,5 cm,, 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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        Du Paysan en Peinture

      mit einem Monogram auf der vorderen Einbanddecke, einer Eingangs-Initiale und einer Schluss-Vignette von van de Velde, 20 Seiten 16x24, graue illustrierte OBroschur SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR dieser sehr seltenen und gesuchten Schrift mit einem Vortrag, den van de Velde 1889 im Kreise des "Jeune Barreau" in Antwerpen und im Februar 1891 bei den "Vingt" in Brüssel hielt, lediglich minimal fleckig

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        Five Years a Cavalryman; or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier

      J.N. Rogers & Co., Printers, Jacksboro, TX 1889 - Small 8vo. Rust colored pebbled binding, title in gilt on fb. and spine, quite bright on fb. and legible on spine. Mild wear to edges and corners. Small rub to fb., less to rear bd. Hinges intact. All pages pink, as printed. Mild soiling to eps. Ink presentation inscription on ft. pastedown from author's son to a Mr. McElroy. Pages clean for the most part. Light tide mark at very top of pages starting at pg. 193 to end (319) spreading to upper outer corner at very end but never reaching text. pp. 319. Mylar cover. The author, "Late Sixth U.S. Cavalry," relates his adventures throughout Texas during the latter half of the 19th century. Very colorful. Rather scarce and sought-after. Howes M-59, Rader 2280, Graff 2579, Six-guns 1393, herd 1380, Jenkins 131, Dobie p.52 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Sale of Prints.

      - Radierung 1889, signiert. 30,3:39,1 cm. Vorzüglicher, gratiger Abdruck in Dunkelbraun. Von älterer Hand als 1st State bezeichnet. Mit leichtem Plattenton gedruckit, vollrandig, auf chamoisfarbenem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: QWP&AGL. Das seltene und thematisch reizvolle Blatt liegt in bester Erhaltung vor. Literatur: Binyion 143, I. Strang, ausgebildet bei A. Legros (1837-1911) an der Slade School of Fine Art des University College London, übte die verschiedensten Techniken der Druckgraphik aus, wobei er gerade als Porträtist große Beliebtheit erlangte.

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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.

      Chicago: The Blakely Printing Co, 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: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 033875.

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        EXPOSITION (L') de Paris (1889). Publiée avec la collaboration d'écrivain speciaux. Edition enrichie de vues, de scenes, de reproductions d'objets d'art, de machines, de dessins et gravures par les meilleurs artistes. Premier & deuxième volumes réunis - Troisième & quatrième volumes réunis (dal fascicolo 1 all'80, tutto il pubblicato).

      - Paris, en vente a la Librairie Illustrée, 1889, voll. 2, in-folio, bella leg. edit. in piena tela rossa con titolo e figura della Torre Eiffel impressi in oro sui piatti anteriori (risentimenti d'umidità all'esterno), pp. [4], 324 - [4], 324. Con 2 antiporte in cromolitografia, centinaia di illustrazioni xilografiche anche a piena pagina e 80 tavole a doppia pagina. Piccolo foro con perdita di poche lettere alle pp. 319-320 del secondo tomo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mission Pavie Indo-Chine 1879-1895. Géographie et voyages. I. Exposé des travaux de la mission (Introduction, première et deuxième périodes = 1879 à 1889).

      - Paris, Ernest Leroux [text volumes]; Augustin Challamel [atlas], 1898-1919. Ten volumes in 11 (ten text volumes and one atlas). Large 4to. (28.0 x 22.0 cm). Title pages, 3981 pp., 64 maps, 121 plates of which 33 in full colour; about 700 text figures. All original printed wrappers bound in. Uniform early 20th century half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt titles.l The complete results of the exploration of French Indo-China by Auguste Pavie. "Auguste Jean-Marie Pavie (1847-1925) was a French colonial civil servant, explorer and diplomat who was instrumental in establishing French control over Laos in the last two decades of the 19th century. After a long career in Cambodia and Cochinchina, Pavie became the first French vice-consul in Luang Prabang in 1885, eventually becoming the first Governor-General and plenipotentiary minister of the newly formed French colony of Laos" (Wikipedia). The work is separated into three parts: 'Various studies' ('Études diverses'), in three volumes, including one on the zoology of the area with contributions by several experts and with many new species that are often splendidly illustrated; 'Géographie et voyages', in seven volumes, with many fine maps, and an atlas with another ten large scale maps. Except for the atlas, all volumes are richly illustrated in the text, mainly with photos, a few volumes more dominantly with engravings. The first "études diverses" volume contains fine chromolithographs. Volume VII is very scarce. Another book-dealer states that "La presque totalité du tirage du volume VII a été détruite peu après son impression". A more detailed collation is as follows: Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1901. Géographie et voyages. I. Exposé des travaux de la mission (Introducton, première et deuxième périodes = 1879 à 1889). Frontispiece portrait, by F. Florian; [i] (errata), 1-333 pp., 137 text figures (photos). 1906. Géographie et voyages. II. Exposés des travaux de la mission (troisième et quatrièmes periodes = 1889 à 1895). [i] (errata), 403 pp., eight maps, 55 text illustrations (photos). 1900. Géographie et voyages. III. Voyages au Laos et chez les sauvages du sud-est de l'Indo-Chine par le capitaine Cupet. Introduction par Auguste Pavie. Frontispiece portrait (of Cupet); [iii], 428 pp., 15 partly coloured maps, 50 text illustrations (wood and steel engravings, a few photos). 1902. Géographie et voyages. IV. Voyages au centre de l'Annam et du Laos et dans les régions sauvages de l'est de l'Indo-Chine par le capitaine De Malglaive et par le capitaine Rivière. Introduction par Auguste Pavie. xxvii, 297 pp.; 13 maps, 75 text illustrations. 1902. Géographie et voyages. V. Voyages dans le haut Laos et sur les frontières de Chine et de Birmanie par Pierre Lefèvre-Pontalis. Introduction par Auguste Pavie. xlvii, 327 pp. Frontis portrait, 8 partly coloured maps, 137 text illustrations. 1911. Géographie et voyages. VI. Passage du Mé-Khong au Tonkin (1887 et 1888). [iii], 351 pp.; 4 maps, 79 text illustrations (photos). Two old octogonal oriental stamps, on front wrapper, and on first blank recto. 1919. Géographie et voyages. VII. Journal de marche (1888 et 1889) événements du Siam (1891-18930. [iii], 379 pp.; 3 maps, 85 text illustrations (photos). Two old octogonal oriental stamps, on front wrapper, and on first blank recto. 1898. Études diverses. I. Recherches sur la littérature du Cambodge, du Laos et du Siam. xlvi, 369 pp., 20 fc plates, one fc map., numerous text figures (difficult to collate as numbering starts anew with each chapter). Nearly 200 pp. are in local languages. 1898. Études diverses. II. Recherches sur l'histoire du Cambodge, Laos et du Siam. Contenant la transcription et la traduction des inscriptions par M. Schmitt. xlv, 394 pp.; one tinted map., numerous text figures, 70 plates with inscriptions. 1904. Études diverses. III. Recherches sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Indo-Chine orientale. xxi, 549 pp.; one map, 13 fc plates, 28 plain plates. [pp [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Breviarium romanum ex decreto .S.S. Concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. PII V. Pontificis Marimi jussu editum, Clementis VIII., urbani VIII et Leonis xiii. auctoritate recognitum, cum Officiis .Sanctorum novissime per Summos Pontifices usque ad hanc diem concessis. Prima Pars Breviarii, Secunda Pars Breviarii

      S. Joannis Evangelistae, Desclee, Lefebbre et Soc. Pontificalium Editorum 1889 - 2 forts volumes in 4, reliés toutes tranches dorées en bon état, 1889, 910 pages (755A 755D pages),349 pages (344*378* pages), Tome 2 : 900 pages, 308 pages (303*,333*pages), (coiffe haute du premier plat légèrement frottée ainsi que plats du tome 1, coins frottés du dernier plat du tome 1 et 2, petit accroc au bord bas du premier plat du tome 2, quelques rousseurs internes). Envoi soigné [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Good+; Corners and base of spine worn, label removed from spine with . some loss of color, library pocket in rear.. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Publisher's cloth, xii, 289p., tinted and colorplates, index, ads. .

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        Capital. A critical Analysis of capitalist Production.

      London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co., , 1889. Translated from the third German editoin, by Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling, and edited by Frederick Engels. Stereotyped edition. Octavo. Original red cloth, blindstamped decorative border to covers, spine ruled and lettered gilt within a gilt rule border. Front board with loss of colour to fre edge, corners lightly rubbed, rear hinge cracked but firm. A very good copy, largely unopened. First stereotyped UK edition issued in a single volume, reprinting the original English translation of January1887, which was published in two volumes in an edition of 500 copies.

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        The Secret Memoirs, written by himself, now for the first time completely translated into English. Roquelaure, Gaston-Jean-Baptiste, Duc de (1617-1683).

      Very scarce set. Limited edition, no 3 of 5 only. Privately printed, Plate of George T Juckes, Book Merchant & Exporter, 325 St. Martins Lane, London and Brighton. 4 volumes: I xii, 383 pp, II xii, 376 pp, III xii, 373 pp, IV xii, 369 pp. Fine Bayntun binding. Unopened pages, AEG. Each volume has clean light marbled endpapers, blue cloth boards with quarter calf in blue, ornate devices to spine with copious gilt in excellent order and gilt title on morocco, in five bands. Minor wear to boards, slight marking to calf. Roquelaure was a courtier at Versailles, the court of Louis XIV, during the times of the Cardinals, Richelieu then Mazarin. There, as the unacknowledged translator writes, 'We see, as through a kaleidoscope, all the fascinating details of Court life during the most brilliant and withal careless period of French monarchy: in the midst of the gaiety the Duke was one of the shining lights." The Duke does not hold back. He names names - a daring move at a time when writers conventionally would only hint at a subject's identity through their initials. SHIPPING: this is a valuable set and insurance is required in addition to our standard charges - please contact us for a quote.

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      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Emerson (1856-1936) was an English photographer who promoted photography as an independent art form. In this influential handbook, he outlined an aesthetic theory that declared nature this standard for all pictures, and explained his practice of "differential focusing." This involved focusing the image sharply in the center and softly on the edges, a method he believed most closely approximated normal human vision. Though Emerson would soon abandon many of these beliefs, a whole generation of advanced amateurs was inspired to begin making creative photographs by his methods. From the library of Robert Sobieszek, the longtime curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), with his signature to the front flyleaf. Octavo. In the original tan cloth binding, which appears to have been expertly recased with some archival reinforcement along the fore-edge of a few leaves. Two tiny scuffs to the rear pastedown. The spine is a touch browned, with some mild foxing and fading to the boards, and two small ink numerals (one crossed out) on the front panel; else very good. Scarce.

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        NOS CAHIERS DE 1789 (Edition du Centenaire) CAHIERS DE L'AGENOIS

      Vve Ed. Chabrié et Fils, Villeneuve sur Lot 1889 - Etudes sur l'Ancien Régime NOS CAHIERS DE 1789 (Edition du Centenaire) CAHIERS DE L'AGENOIS Avec introduction et notes par A. de MONDENARD, ancien Député de Lot-et-Garonne 1889, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Imprimerie Vve Ed. Chabrié et Fils Format : In-8 (15 x 22,5 cm), relié, 448 pages Reliure demi-cuir chagrin rouge, dos titré or à nerfs Exemplaire numéroté sur Papier de Hollande. Cet ouvrage porte le n°92 Contenu du livre : Avertissement - Introduction : Royauté, Césarisme, Militarisme, Misère du peuple, Etats généraux de 1484, Etats généraux de 1560, Les Etats de Blois (1576), Apogée de la Royauté sous Louis XIV, Voyage de Chapelle et de Bachaumont, Colbert, Lettre de Fénelon au Roi, La Fontaine et son Paysan du Danube, La misère dans l'Agenais, Procès de sorcellerie, Moeurs du clergé, Les cahiers ruraux de l'Agénois aux Etats de 1649, Où va l'argent, Fortune de Louvois, Louis XV dit e Bien Aimé, La Pompadour, L'Abbé de Vateville, etc. - Les Etats Généraux de 1789 : Convocations, Opérations électorales, Les élections dans l'Agenais, Organisation judiciaire dans l'Agenais, Prétentions exagérées de la Jurade d'Agen, Réclamations de Saint-Foy-la-Grande - Misère dans l'Agenais en 1789, Réclamations et doléances de Marmande, de Blanquefort, de Bonnaguil, de Cuzorn, de Saint-Front, de Lastreilles, de Ferrussac, d'Agmé, de Saint-Ferréol, de Tournon, de Villeneuve d'Agen, de Péchagut, de Montaigut, de Soumensac, de Saint-Salvy, etc., Election d'Escourre de Péluzat, Manoeuvre de M. de Lafitte - Les Cahiers : Cahiers du Clergé, Cahier de la Noblesse, Cahier du Tiers-Etats, Constitution - Pièces annexes etc. Etat : reliure frottée, rousseurs éparses, ouvrage solide, bon exemplaire peu courant poids : 1 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Capital. A critical Analysis of capitalist Production. Translated from the third German editoin, by Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling, and edited by Frederick Engels. Stereotyped edition.

      London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co., 1889 - Octavo. Original red cloth, blindstamped decorative border to covers, spine ruled and lettered gilt within a gilt rule border. Front board with loss of colour to fre edge, corners lightly rubbed, rear hinge cracked but firm. A very good copy, largely unopened. First stereotyped UK edition issued in a single volume, reprinting the original English translation of January1887, which was published in two volumes in an edition of 500 copies. See Rubel 633 and Draper.

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        Looking Backward 2000-1887

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1889, 1889. First edition, later printing, with "One Hundred and Second Thousand" on the title-page. Cf. BAL 596 & Wright III, 460. Top edge of the upper board and the first few signatures bumped; fine copy,. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering. A later printing of the immensely popular utopian novel by Edward Bellamy; this one is unusual in that it is signed on the front blank "With the Compliments of / Edward Bellamy." On the front paste-down is a heraldic bookplate with the names John Haley Bellamy & John W. P. Frost typed in the lower margin.

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