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        Histoire de Khanat de Khokand. Traduit de Russe par Auguste Dozon.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, éditeur, 1889 - Quarto (273 × 172 mm). Contemporary dark blue half morocco, marbled boards, by Joseph Bretault, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, tricolour silk page-marker. Original wrappers bound in front and back. A very lightly rubbed at the extremities, pale toning, a very good copy in an attractive contemporary binding by Bretault, a pupil of Victor Champs, recognised as one of the foremost binders practising in Paris at the turn of the 19th century (Devauchelle, La Reliure en France, III, p. 127). Double-page engraved map. First edition in French, originally published in Russian in 1886 at Kazan, this edition issued for l'École des langues orientales vivantes. Institutionally well-represented, but uncommon in commerce with just two copies at auction in the last 50 years. This is an important account of the Khanate of Kokand, a city now in the Ferganah region of Uzbekistan. Nalivkine (1852–1918) began his career as an artillery officer and saw service in the conquest of Khiva in 1875, the following year becoming commander of Namengan in Ferghana. He then left the service to become a "rural proprietor" (translator's preface) and embarked on ethnographical and linguistic studies of the region, producing in time both the first Russo–Sart and Russo–Uzbek dictionaries. In 1884 he was recalled to the service at the specific instructions of General Cherniaev, the governor-general of Russian Turkestan, in order to establish a school at Tashkent for the teaching of Russian and mathematics, while himself occupying the chair in Sart and Persian at the lycée there. Nalivkine was the author of the first course-book for the elementary schools that the Russians were establishing throughout the region. He was a member of the Tashkent State Duma, and subsequently head of the Turkestan Committee of the Provisional Government, and commander of the Turkestan Military District. In November 1917, power in Tashkent was seized by the Bolsheviks and their Left Social Revolutionary allies, and with the transfer of power to the soviets, Nalivkine went into hiding. He committed suicide in January 1918.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Revue illustrée des missions en Chine et au Congo, administrées par la Congrégation du Coeur Immaculé de Marie établie à Scheut-lez-Bruxelles. Years 1 à 14 (1889 - 1902 in 5 bindings)

      Bruxelles, Scheut, 1889 - 1902. The first 14 years in 5 volumes, 28.5x23.5 cm. & last volume (1900-1902) 25x17 cm. 576,iv pp., 576,iv pp., 560,iv pp., 576,iv pp. & 288,iv,288,iv pp. Half leather, gilt. With illustrations, plates, plans, folding maps. Text in French / Français. - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. browned, sl. foxed) Although in very good condition, see picture. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste [4 Volumes]

      Gauthier-Villars et Fils. Paris, 1889-1896. 4to, X, 474 + XIV, 552 + IX, 427 + XII, 548 pp. First two volumes in publisher's black decorative cloth, last two are in later quarter red pebbled cloth over marbled paper. A very nicely preserved set in very good condition with excellent contents. Some ownership marks erased from endpapers, very thin superficial tears to cloth at seams of Vols. III and IV. Very good condition overall / tres bon etat. Tisserand's major work, the last volume of which was published just before his death. He fuses the research of Laplace and others into a single work. An important document in late nineteenth century astronomy. Titles are as follows: Vol. I: Perturbations des Planetes d' Apres la Mèthode de la Variation des Constantes Arbitraires. Vol. II: Theorie de la Figure des Corps Celestes et de Leur Mouvement de Rotation. III: Expose de l'Ensemble des Theories relatives au Mouvement de la Lune. Vol. IV: Theories des Satelites de Jupiter et de Saturne. Perturbations des petites Planetes. A quite well preserved set overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1889. First Edition.

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        La Palestine illustrée. Collection de vues receuillies en Orient reproduites par la phototypie et accompagnées d'un texte explicatif par Ph. Bridel.

      Lausanne, Georges Bridel 1888-1889. - 1.-10. livraison = volume 1 et 2 (sur 4) Quer-Folio (25x36 cm). 6 S. und jeweils 1 Seite erklärender Text zu 100 Fototafeln. Lose in Lieferungsumschlägen. Vol. 1: De Jaffa à Jérusalem. - Vol. II: De Jéruslaem à Hébron. - Edition originale. Il manque le vol. III: Samarie et côte maritime - vol. IV: Gallilée et Liban. - Lieferungsumschläge stellenweise etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Mit wenigen kleinen Randläsuren. - Eine der umfangreichsten Bildikonografien der Region. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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 - 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. Rote illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 229. Einbände wenig berieben, Innenfalzen fachmännisch verstärkt, Band 2 am Rücken wasserfleckig, Besitzereintrag auf Schmutzblatt, Vorsätze, Titel stockfleckig. Gute bis sehr gute, komplette und dekorative Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Canal de Nicaragua: a Letter Opener for the Exposition Universelle in Paris.

      1889 - Letter opener with lithograph map on recto, 1889 calendar printed on handle; map edges chipped. Dimensions: 35 by 340mm (1.25 by 13.25 inches). Produced by the Nicaraguan republic, on a "échantillon de bois" (wood sample). The recto with a printed map showing a proposed route for an Inter-Oceanic Nicaragua Canal. The proposed waterway would connect the Caribbean Sea, and therefore the Atlantic Ocean, with the Pacific Ocean through Nicaragua. Such a canal would follow rivers up to Lake Nicaragua and then cut across the isthmus of Rivas to reach the Pacific. Construction of a canal along the route using the San Juan River was proposed in the early colonial era, and Louis Napoleon wrote an article about its feasibility in the early nineteenth century. Plans by the United States to build such a canal were abandoned in the early twentieth century, after the purchase of the French interests in the Panama Canal at a reasonable cost. The canal idea was discussed seriously by businessmen and governments throughout the nineteenth century. The verso of the opener shows a pasted vignette with the Pavillon du Nicaragua at the Exposition, as well a stamp of the Republica.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Americanisms old & new. A dictionary of words, phrases, and colloquialisms peculiar to the United States, British America, the West Indies, &c. &c., their derivation, meaning, and application

      London: privately printed by Thomas Poulter & Sons, 1889. First edition, printed in a limited, signed edition of an unknown quantity, this copy unnumbered, thick 8vo, pp. xx, 564; text in double column; contemporary three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards, red gilt-lettered morocco spine label, t.e.g., others uncut, marbled endpapers; hinges recently reinforced, else about fine. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Burke, p. 5: "The definitions are full and are often followed by apt quotations. Some of the definitions betray Farmer's insularity." Kennedy 11465; Vancil, p. 88.

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        THE BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW, PINK, GREY, VIOLET, CRIMSON, BROWN, ORANGE, OLIVE and LILAC FAIRY BOOKS, A COMPLETE SET

      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1889-1910.  Twelve volumes, all first London editions first issues, 18 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's cloth w/gilt designs to fr. covers & spines, gilt titles to spines, a.e.g., w/numerous in-text b&w & colour illus., & frontis & several full-page b&w & colour plates in each vol.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  The "Blue," "Red," "Green" & "Crimson" are Good; the  "Yellow," "Pink," "Violet," "Brown," "Orange" "Olive" & "Lilac" are Very Good; & the "Grey" is a brilliant Near-Fine copy; please contact us if additional details are required.  Instant gratification for any serious collector of these highly sought-after children's books.  Green passim, Osborne 35.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        War and Peace (Four Volumes in Two) with Zane Grey Signature

      Thomas Y. Crowell, NY 1889 - Two volume set (containing all four volumes in two). Blue cloth titled in gilt. Early or first edition. PO inscription to ffep of volume 1: "Pearl Zane Grey, Jan 31, 1904, from Dolly." Volume 2 is signed to ffep "Zane Grey." Ex-college library copies with tipped- in bookplate to feps and pencilled call numbers at rear, no other library markings. Both volumes have bumped, frayed corners and spine ends and cracked front/rear hinges. Unmarked text, binding holding securely. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Zig-Zag Journeys In The British Isles; Or, Vacation Rambles In Historic Lands

      Dana Estes & Company, Boston 1889 - Very Good condition, bright boards with minor shelf-wear, profusely illustrated. Edgewear to chipped dust-jacket, separation of front panel, rather complete though; The 11th work in the Zig-Zag series, in which an American family goes abroad to seek evidences of one of their home traditions that John Hampden, the English patriot, came to America in 1623 to prepare a colony for the patriots in case the popular cause should fail ; Wood engravings; 320 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Manual of conchology, structural and systematic with illustrations of the species. Trochidae, Stomatiidae, Pleurotomariidae, Haliotidae. Vol. XI.

      Philadelphia, 1889, 8vo tutta tela, titolo al dorso, pp. 519 con 67 tav. lit.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        The Happy Prince And Other Tales

      David Nutt, London 1889 - Now completely and beautifully rebound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep blue morocco with the original David Nutt cover design stamped in gilt with the additional flourish of a weeping swallow towards the bottom edge. Lovely flower patterned endpapers and decorative inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Though this copy is the second issue of 1889 it has a unique and very interesting signed inscription on the front free endpaper in Oscar Wilde's hand. The inscription is to Lady Mount Temple or Georgina Cowper-Temple. In an example of mutual need, Lady Mount Temple and Constance Wilde, wife of Oscar, became dear friends, confidants and very diligent letter writers. Lady Mount Temple's husband, William Francis Cowper-Temple died in 1888 and her friendship with Constance helped fill this void in her life and provided her with friendship and a shared mutual interest in religious study, Dante Alighieri, mysticism and philanthropy. Constance Wilde was by 1888-1889 having to deal with a constant and debilitating loneliness from her husband's frequent absences. For some considerable time she wrote letters to Lady Mount Temple nearly every day. They were close neighbors of each other in Chelsea and there is mention of Lady Wilde hand delivering a signed copy of House of Pomegranates to Lady Mount Temple. Possibly that is how this copy of The Happy Prince came to be presented as well. The inscription is dated 1890. Now housed in a lovely 1/2 leather deep blue dropped-back box with lettering to the spine in gilt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates.

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        Esclarmonde

      1889. First Edition . Signed. MASSENET, J[ules]. Esclarmonde: Opéra Romanesque en quatre actes et huit tableaux. Paris: G. Hartmann, [1889]. Quarto, contemporary half red straight-grain morocco. $3800.First edition, association copy of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by Massenet to the great French bass Joseph Tagliafico “a lÂ’ami Tagliafico, souvenir de son bien affectionne, J. Massenet,” with a musical quotation from the prologue (“O divine Esclarmonde…”), dated Paris, October 1889. With lovely art nouveau color illustrations, including vignette title page, by E. Grasset.“On 15 May 1889, Esclarmonde opened at the Opéra-Comique in the Place du Chatelet with Sibyl Sanderson in the title role. Billed as opéra romanesque, it did quite well, with ninety-one performances by the end of 1889 and ten more the following year, before it closed its run” (Irvine, 164). In Esclarmonde, Massenet, the predominant French opera composer of his generation, departs from his characteristic elegance in favor of a more Wagnerian intensity. The opera prompted one contemporary critic to write: “never yet, I believe, has anyone produced so accurate and detailed a musical description of la manifestation physique des tendresses humaines” (Irvine, 166). With front wrapper bound in. Front inner paper hinge splitting, contemporary binding sound and attractive. An extremely good association copy.

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        Looking Backward. 2000-1887.

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1889. 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. Top edge of the upper board and the first few signatures bumped; fine copy,

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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

      New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first state with an "S" between "The King" on page 59. Lacking "Connecticut" on the cover, but present on title page. Very Good, in publisher's olive green cloth binding with pictorial and gilt stamping; with floral patterned end papers. Cloth lightly rubbed, with a light water drop to the front and rear cover. Pages toned, several showing stains. A nice copy, with the earliest state of page 59.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        HISTORIA DE NICARAGUA Desde los tiempos prehistoricos hasta 1860, en sus relaciones con Espana, Mexico y Centro - America

      Managua, Nicaragua: Tipografia de El Pais, 1889. 855 pages of text followed by [i] page of publisher's advertisement. Rebound for a private collection in sturdy light brown cloth with a black cloth spine label (circa 1980). Recent previous owner's name and bookplate on the new endpapers. Earlier previous owner's name stamped three times on the title page, and four times on the following page, with part of that page rose colored to obscure yet another previous owner's name. There is minor underlining and notations in pencil scattered throughout the text, and a few pages are creased at the corners. The title page and the final page of text are foxed. Title page states "Obra premiada en el Concurso Historico de 1888 y declarada de texto para los estabecimientos nacionales de Nicaragua, por acuerdo gubernativo de 1 de marzo de 1889." First edition, stated "Primera Edicion." Jose Dolores Gamez (1851 - 1918). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The Life & Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (2 vols)

      London: Richard Bentley & Son 1889 First Edition 2 vols 8vo xvi,370,2pp + viii,326pp + Postscript & Erratan & 2 page Catalogue - Near Fine set, original highly ornate 2-tone tan boards exhibit very slight wear, yellow cloth corners slightly worn at edges, finely rebacked by local Perth artist & book-binder Milan in beautiful yellow leather with raised spine & hand-carved decorations with red morocco spine labels, end-papers replaced with artificially aged Japon paper. Internally, the volumes are Near Fine throughout, except that the frontispiece tissue-guard is loose on volume one. Each volume contains a frontispiece portrait, and volume two contains a fold-out letter in facsimile. A lovely set, beautifully restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: N & A Smiles]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight

      Routledge, London 1889 - 3 vols full original red calf decorated in gilt with green spine labels. An attractive set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Moderne Architektur

      Stuttgart: Konrad Wittwer. [1889-1891]. First. First edition. Portfolio. [4]pp., and 95 color plates (of 100: lacking plates 9, 15, 53, 54, and 91). Issued in two parts, each with a flexible stiff paper cover with printed paper labels. Ex-library copy with a bookplate on the inside of each cover, and small ink stamp on the title page and plates (most ink stamps are located in the upper right corner of the printed image, i.e., in the sky above the building depicted). The margins of the covers are chipped away, the title page is toned with some chipping to the edges, scattered foxing to the outer margins of the plates, a few plates with scattered short tears at the edges, else overall most of the color-printed plates are good or better. Beautifully printed views of commercial and residential architecture, including plans, of fin de siecle Stuttgart, Germany. The subtitle gives the details: Ausgefuhrte stadtische Wohngebaude, Geschafts- und Einfamilienhauser, Villen mit ihren Nebenbauten, interessante Details und Innenansichten, Holz- und Zierbauten, Grundrisse etc. etc., in farbiger Darstellung. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Edition not stated, possibly the second edition. Very good hardcover with tight binding and clean pages. No dust jacket, but probably never had one. Leather on board covers is worn and slightly stained, but that is expected for the book's age. End pages and leaf ends are marbled. Pages are slightly yellowed and foxed around the edges. A few pages have very small tears along the edges. Book is in excellent condition for its age and is protected in a mylar bag. Book will be shipped in a box and may require extra postage. ; 8.60 X 6.70 x 1.50 inches; 575 pages .

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        Oel auf Leinwand.

      80 x 60 cm, gerahmt., Erstausgabe. Mit Initialen des österreichischen Künstlers Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976) rechts unten. Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den "Legenden des hl. Franziskus" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen.Joseph Rupert Rudolf Marx (1882 in Graz -1964) bedeutender österreichischer Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Kritiker. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war Marx - nun aller seiner vorherigen Ämter enthoben - in Wien geblieben und hatte sich mit der ihm noch verbliebenen Stellung als bekannter Komponist und gern gesehener Redner für die "Rettung der untergehenden Musikkultur", wie er es bezeichnete, eingesetzt und im Rahmen dessen einige Reden über die Musik im NS-Staat gehalten. Dies wurde ihm dann auch vorgeworfen. , Tadell Vom Künstler rechts unten signiert. Aus dem Besitz einer guten Freundin des Künstlers. - Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976). Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den "Legenden des hl. Franziskus" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen.

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        Bildnis der Lotte Nicklass beim Silhouettenschneiden, mit einer Katze.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Schwarz, auf bräunlichem Velin, rechts unten datiert und signiert „15.12.20. Elsa Nicklass.". 21,5:18,7 cm. Vermutlich Schwester der ebenfalls in Berlin tätigen Malerin und als Silhouettenschneiderin bekannten Lotte Nicklass (1889-1921), wobei es nicht auszuschließen ist, daß es sich um ein und dieselbe Person handelt (vgl. Dressler, aufgeführt unter: Lotte Elsa Nicklas). Teilnahme an der Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung 1910. Elsa Nicklass wird dem Berliner Impressionismus zugerechnet (s. Ausstellungen 2006/2008) der Berliner Galerie Barthelmess & Wischnewski).

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        The marble fawn or the romance of Monte Beni . illustrated with photogravures

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Boston and New York 1889 - First edition with these illustrations; 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [4], ii, [4], [7]-266; [8], [267]-527; portrait frontispiece of the author, 50 photogravures depicting scenery and monuments in Italy; contemporary full vellum with gilt designs by Sarah Whitman: 3 large stylized flowers with semé backgrounds on front covers, one on the back covers, gilt semé decorated spines enclosed by guilt lettering direct, t.e.g.; light soiling, else near fine. This particular binding design was used subsequently for an edition of Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, with illustrations by F. O. C. Darley in 1892. Sarah de St. Prix Wyman Whitman was an American artist and illustrator, stained glass designer, and author. As a member of the Board of the Harvard University "Annex," she helped to found Radcliffe College. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Makers of Florence: Dante - Giotto - Savonarola and their City

      London & New York: Macmillan and Co. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1889. Second Edition; Fifth Printing. Fine Binding. Japanese vellum bespoke binding elaborately decorated with gilt ruling and filigree, gilt-stamped leather pieces appliqued to upper and lower boards, leather gilt spine label, all edges stained red, fabric doublures, in a cloth dust-wrapper and in a matching red cloth slipcase; pp. xx. 422, [2] (ads), frontis, plates, and illustrated in-text throughout, extra-illustrated with 33 albumen print photographs of street scenes of Florence; art works, artists & the monuments of Florence. Book is exquisite, with a gift inscription dated 1892 to the first blank, else fine; the jacket spine sunned; the box sunned as well, and a little dust soiled. An elaborate and gorgeous production.; Extra-illustrated with 33 inserted tipped-in images of street scenes of Florence, art works, artists, the monuments of Florence, etc. A unique -- and spectacular -- copy .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        DRY-FLY FISHING In Theory and In Practice

      Sampson Low 1889 - First edition, large paper issue deluxe, number 89 of 100 copies signed by the author. Publisher's full green morocco, with gilt ruled borders and lettering to the spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very good copy with some fading and light wear to the spine and edges and the usual offsetting to the tissue guards. Internally fresh, a handsome copy of this lavish production. Twenty six plates mounted on card under tissue guards and a number of text illustrations on India paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Weinbau und Kellerwirtshaft [Viticulture and Enology]

      [Geisenhiem, Germany], 1889. Octavo, 270, [4] pages. Table of contents. Illustrated. Manuscript of an unpublished work on grape growing and winemaking, by the principal of the School of Fruit and Wine Growing at Slovenia's University of Malibor. The manuscript is a well-organized treatise on the subject, not a collection of notes, and therefore we believe it is a draft work in progress of an unpublished book. Divided neatly into two sections, the first treats viticulture in general, including planting, soil, roots, grafting, structures for terracing, trellissing, pruning, etc. The second part covers the winemaking process and includes storage equipment - barrels, valves, bungs - the chemistry of fermentation, etc. The pages are uniformly creased to provide neat, wide margins, which have been used for additional notes, and for significant and detailed illustration. Zweifler, a German, was the author of a number of important works on the wines of Germany, Austria and Slovenia, including Lehrbuch des Weinbaues und der Weinbehandlung Für praktische Weinbauern und Kellerwirte, sowie Weinbauschulen. His earliest work, Vrste ameriskih in domacih trt, ki so priporocljive za vinograde na Stajerskem, was published in Gradec, Slovenia in 1905. All of the others were published in Germany. Maribor, location of the University's School of Fruit and Wine Growing is the gateway to the Mariborske and Slovenske Gorice winemaking regions, and home to the oldest known grape vine in the world, the Stara Trta, estimated to be 450 years old. Included in the second part are two tipped-in printed booklets on viniculture: Uber Rotweinbereitung [From the grape to the glass], by Zweifler ([1889] 6 pages); and Betrachtungern uber die Reblaus [Reflections on Phylloxera in the present state of Things. (1889. 20 pages)]. The second has a two page, chromolithographed plate of phylloxera. In patterned-cloth over a brown cloth spine; spine gilt-titled. Binding is edgworn and lightly chipped at the head and foot of spine, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates just one copy of Uber Rotweinbereitung, and none of the Betrachtungern].

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        Girls & Boys Name ABC

      McLoughlin Bros, New York 1889 - Chromolithograph printed paper mounted on board with red cloth spine, wear to edges, corner and spine tips, very light internal soil. A large and wonderful alphabet book printed entirely in color and every page mounted on thick board. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a short verse which utilizes the names of boys and girls, except the letter X which is represented by "Extra! Extra!" after the boys who sell newspapers. Uncommon in this format. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1889

      John Wisden & Co. 1889 - Twenty-sixth edition. Rebound in red/brown boards, with original wrappers retained. A very good copy.

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        The Army and Navy of the United States from the period of the Revolution to the present day : a record of the formation, organization, and general equipment of the land and naval forces of the republic

      Boston : George Barrie & Son, 1889-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. #336 of Deluxe Edition. With 44 hand-colored plates & over 200 mounted india-proof plates within text. Folios. Modern 3/4 leather binding over blue cloth. Fine bindings. Library blindstamps. Marbled end pages. Marginal soiling to plates. Offsetting. The text contains an important roster of all commissioned officers from the Revolution through the Civil War. v. 1. The Army --v. 2. The Navy. Supplement : registers of Army and Navy, 1775-1865, and Navy, 1894. Howes W81. <br> Colored plates in order: Part 1. Army.1. Brigadier-General, Aide-de-Camp and Orderlies, 1776.2. Officers of the French Contingent, 1780.3. General and Staff Officers, 1812.4. General Officers, 1835.Part 2. Army.5. General and Officers of Staff, 1847.6. Generals, 1864.7. Lieutenant-General, 1886.Part 3. Army.8. School of West Point, Mounted and Unmounted, 1889.9. Light Horse, Skirmish of Outposts, 1777.10. Dragoon, 1846.11. Cavalry. Charge of the 5th Regulars at Gaines Mills, 27 June, 1862.12. Captain and Troopers, 1861.13. Troopers Mounted, 1889.Part 4. Army.14. Colonel and Private, First Continental Rhode Island Infantry 1782 to 1796.15. Infantry, 1810 - 1813.16. Infantry and General Officers, 1813 - 1821.17. Officer and Private of Infantry, 1802 - 1810.18. Officer and Private of Infantry, 1832 - 1850.19. Voltigeurs and Infantry. Assault of Chapultepec, 12 September 1847.20. Colonel and Privates of Infantry Volunteers 12th May, 1864.Part 5. Army.21. Infantry, Full Dress, 1872 - 1881.22. Field Equipment, 1892.23. Field Batteries, Malvern Hill, 1862.24. Horse Artillery, 1865. Going into Battery: Skirmish before Petersburg.Part 6. Army.25. Field Artillery. Major Ringold directing the operations of his Battery, Palo Alto, May 8, 1846.26. Engineers, 1892. Inspection in Barracks.Part 7. Army.[no coloured plates]Part 8. Army.27. Commissary Department: Baggage Train, July 21, 1861.28. Quartermaster's Department. Train of Pack Mules attacked by Mexican Cavalry, 1847.29. Inspection at Proving-Ground. 12 inch Howitzer on Canet Carriage, 1892.Part 9. Navy.30. Rear Admiral, Captain and Ensign, 1865.31. Privateer Schooner, 1813.32. Privateersmen, 1777.33. Letter-of-Marque, 1779.34. Frigate, 1812.35. Captain and Boat's Crew, 1813.36. Commandant and Warrant Officers, 1805. Signing of the Treaty by the Dey of Algiers.37. Officer and Privates of Marines, 1830. Execution of Deserter.38. Marines, 1847.Part 10. Navy.39. Sinking of the "Alabama," June 11, 1864.40. Unarmored Cruisers, stripped for action.41. General Quarters; Gun Practice, 1891. Lieutenant and Seamen, Service Dress; and high-powered breech-loading six inch rifle.42. Navy Department. Ante-Chamber of the Secretary, Washington, 1893.43. Unamoured Cruiser, 1890.Part 11. Navy.44. Designing Room in the Navy Department, 1893.

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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

      1889 - [8]-XV, [1], 583 pp. 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, cabinets de somnambules et 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). Following Charcot, p. 139 et suiv. Caillet II, 6188. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Les 7 pages de la table des matières (pp. 577-583) ont été reliées en tête d'ouvrage, à la suite de la préface. Feuillets jaunis ; néanmoins, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SERMONS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. VOLUME I ONLY

      Washington DC: Rev. A. Binga , 1889. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding/no dust jacket. Reverend Anthony Binga Jr., the son of escaped slaves who fled to Canada, returned to the States to teach in the Reconstruction era South. As pastor of the First Baptist Church in Richmond for forty seven years, he supported the African American community and bolstered educational opportunities as well. Professor J. E. Jones was a slave until Lee surrendered. He went on to get his degree and teach at the Richmond Theological Seminary, premier school for African American Baptist preachers in the 19th century South. Both Jones and Binga are important individuals who courageously fought prejudice and lack of opportunity to help their community thrive in a new chapter in American history. This copy has sound binding with very slight superficial separation of front hinge at title page; small (1/4

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        Types et Uniformes: L'Armee Francaise Vol I & II (First Edition)

      Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 1889. First Edition. First Edition. Half bound in red leather with gilt text to the spine. Very Good no dust jacket as issued. Worn overall, with bumping bruising to the corners of each board and light toning overall.

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        Catálogo de la Biblioteca Chileno-Americana de Ramon BriseÅ„o

      Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Gutenberg, 1889. First edition. Cloth. Small tear to upper rear joint else a very good copy, spine sunned, ends worn, boards rubbed.. frontis, xvi, 373 pp. Number 8 of only 60 copies. Inscribed by Alberto [?] Gana to Carlos Luis Hübner, Chilean poet, and signed by Hübner. Portrait frontis of Briseno (1817-1910), director of the Biblioteca Nacional. Includes a short biography and introduction plus 8982 entries of which 7574 are Chilean, the remainder from the other Americas. Scarce. OCLC shows six copies. Palau 179804. Jones 1406.

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        The Ballad of Dead Men's Bay.

      Printed privately. 1889 Half title. Uncut in orig. drab paper wrappers, sewn as issued. FINE. In sl. rubbed half morocco slip-case. 14pp.5 copies only on Copac; 2 copies recorded at auction since 1976. Wise 91; Carter & Pollard, p.290; Barker & Collins, pp 226-27. One of ten pamphlets exonerated by Carter & Pollard in An Enquiry ... but 'now condemned as forgeries'. Described by Wise as being uniform with The Bride's Tragedy (1889), Barker & Collins conclude therefore that both are certainly piracies and possibly forgeries.

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        Lectures Before the Thompson Street Poker Club

      New York: White and Allen. (1889). First. Third edition(?). Pictorial reddish brown cloth boards stamped in black and gold. All edges gilt. Illustrated. Edition is unclear but the ads in the back indicate a fourth edition is in preparation, the logical conclusion being that this is at earliest a third edition. Spine edges a bit frayed but otherwise a sound, near fine copy. Anonymously written by Henry Guy Carleton, this copy Inscribed by the author: "To my well beloved friend and austere manager, I inscribe my little work. Henry Guy Carleton. Boston Sept 5th 91." A farce about a lecture series on poker instituted by a predictably comic group of black gamblers, the somber demeanor of the participants belied by their ludicrous speech and activities. Carleton performed the same tender mercies for New York City's Chinese immigrant population with a similar book: Lectures Before the Mott Street Poker Club. This is one of the most famous books of racist humor, uncommon in any edition, and especially so signed by its anonymous author. .

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        1889 Manuscript Commonplace Book

      Started in December 1889 this is a very attractive leather bound Everyday book with original Manuscript Prose and Poetry by the author and original Artwork, the book has the initials G.H.L. on the cover, the first page of poetry is signed George H. Lougrigg, with other pieces signed F. Roberts, C.W.H., E.M.H., C.E.D, and others containing original Poetry, A prose work titled "The Legend of God's Providence House Chester", another titled "A Legend of Chester", a tale titled "The Blue Posts Inn", paintings titled Luccombe, Isle of Wight, Wall Pulpit in the Refectory in Chest Cathedral, A bit of Canterbury, off the Whip's Cross Road Leytonstone, a Painting of an Angel titled "Who shall roll us away the Stone", a painting of a farm woman by Jo Wright, Chester from the Fords, and a Prose piece titled "The Curfew at Chester", Prenton Village, Dalmally in Scotland, a Sketch at Highgate, The Bells of Kilgrimol, Parkgate 1896, a Wizard, a poem signed W.H.L Hoole Chester, and more. the book measures 8.25 inches by 7 inches approx., with forty five used pages, the rest remaining unused the covers are showing some wear with general edge rubbing to the leather, a noticeable blackened stain to the spine, split to leather along rear spine edge else binding in good solid condition, contents in nice condition

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        The Jersey Coast and Pines An Illustrated Guide-Book (With Road-Maps) (cover title): Kobbe's Jersey Coast and Pines

      Short Hills: Gustav Kobbe. 1889. First. First edition, variant issue with "Compliments of the Laurel House, Lakewood, N.J. See Page 86." embossed in gilt on the front board, as per the publisher, apparently one of a number of copies prepared for this hotel. Red cloth titled in gilt. 108pp., illustrated, five color maps. Two owner signatures on front free endpaper, light rubbing to the spine, else a fine, bright copy. Scarce in this condition. .

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