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        The Bright Array

      New York: Biglow & Main , 1889 book is tight with no markings, contents in great copy, boards have considerable rubbing with bumping at corners. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gene The Book Peddler ]
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        Farbige Decorationen.

      Ernst Wasmuth, 1889-1896., Berlin, - L’ensemble renferme 160 magnifiques planches lithographiées en couleurs, dont 39 à double page numérotées double. Cachets de la bibliothèque de la Kunstgewerbeshule Wien, annulés.Très rare ensemble complet de toutes les planches, y compris la 77a, imprimée. Livres Rarissimes petites déchirures marginales sans manques, sinon superbe exemplaire. Reliure en maroquin vert sapin à encadrement, couvertures des chemises originales incrustées au centre des plats, dos lisse muet, rubans en fermoirs, [Rel. moderne]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Manière]
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        A rebours (troisième mille).

      G. Charpentier et Cie, Editeurs, 1889. Modeste demi-toile bleue, titrage à l'or au dos, avec coquille "A reburs". Pâles rousseurs - cf photos. Intérieur frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        Poetical Works, The

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889 - "How do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways"Elizabeth Barrett Browning Handsomely Bound by Root & SonBROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. The Poetical Works. In Six Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889-90. Hand-Made Paper Edition. Limited to one hundred and twenty-five copies.Six octavo volumes (8 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 226 x 149 mm.). xx, 306; [ii], vi, 287, [1, blank]; viii, 293, [1, blank]; [ii], vi, 294; [ii], vi, 290; [ii], 393, [1, list of illustrations] pp. Nine engraved plates mounted on India Paper including five portraits and four views (including Coxhoe Hall, the Birthplace of Mrs. Browning). Additionally there is an inserted plate "Mays Love" Facsimile of Mrs. Browning's Handwriting (volume four, facing page 279).Handsomely bound ca. 1900 by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front end-paper). Three-quarter olive green morocco over green marbled boards, decoratively ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt with an elaborate floral design and lettered in gilt in compartments. Matching marbles end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. The olive green has uniformly and attractively faded to a wonderful autumnal shade. A fine and very appealing set.Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. In the 1830s Elizabeth was introduced to literary society through her cousin, John Kenyon. Her first adult collection of poems was published in 1838 and she wrote prolifically between 1841 and 1844, producing poetry, translation and prose. She campaigned for the abolition of slavery and her work helped influence reform in the child labor legislation. Her prolific output made her a rival to Tennyson as a candidate for poet laureate on the death of Wordsworth. Elizabeth's volume Poems (1844) brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval. Following the wedding she was indeed disinherited by her father. The couple moved to Italy in 1846, where she would live for the rest of her life. They had one son, Robert Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen. She died in Florence in 1861. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband shortly after her death. Elizabeth's work had a major influence on prominent writers of the day, including the American poets Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. She is remembered for such poems as "How Do I Love Thee?" (Sonnet 43, 1845) and Aurora Leigh (1856).The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation [&] THE PRACTICAL FLY-FISHER More Particularly for Grayling or Umber (A Treatise on Flies and Fly-Hooks)

      John C. Nimmo, 1889. - Rebound by Ramage in continuous green morocco embellished with fish and fly devices stamped in gilt on spine and at corners of boards, top edge gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles in marbled endpapers (some light scuffing at edges of spine - otherwise an attractive binding of the popular work). Pp. xv + 445 + 16, illus with coloured and b&w plates and wood engravings in text (some light spotting on fore-edge and prelims; no inscriptions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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      - Madrid. D. Carlos Bailly-Bailliere. 1889. 24X16. 3Vol, 1vol, XX+784Pág. 2vol, 675Pág. 3vol, XX+784Pág. Gran Farmacopea Formulario Universal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Dictionnaire universel d'histoire et de géographie = (Kamûs ul-a'lam : Tarih ve Cografya Lugati ve Tabir-i Esahla Kaffe-i Esma-i Hassayi Camidir). [ Text in (Arabic) Ottoman Turkish ]. (Complete set in 6 volumes).

      Constantinople (Istanbul), Mihran Imprimeur, 1889 - 1898 [1306-16 ]. 6 vols. Half leather. Together ca. 4800 pp.; 24.5x17 cm. - (ex-libris stamp on endpapers, paper browned, some pages professionally restored) Although very good set in fine bindings. See picture. More pictures on request.

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        Fencing. Boxing. Wrestling (Badminton Library)

      1889. First Edition . (SPORT) POLLOCK, Walter H. Fencing. Boxing. Wrestling. London: Longmans, Green, 1889. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edge gilt, uncut. $1650.Limited large paper first edition, number 54 of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to three sports of combat: fencing, boxing and wrestling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the ""Badminton Library"" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, ""the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors"" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). This volume includes illustrated instructions on fencing technique from simple attacks to parries and feints; boxing steps and punches; and explanations of such wrestling ""chips"" as the Hank, the Cross-Buttock and the Cross Click. Illustrated with 42 full-page plates. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Occasional light foxing. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition.

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        The Johnstown Flood Photograph Album

      Photo album containing original photographs of the aftermath of the Johnstown flood. Limp morocco covers, stitched linen leaves with photos laid on. The album contains 49 photos. In very good condition with some wear to the covers. The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, after the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall, releasing 16 million tons from the reservoir. With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled that of the Mississippi River, the flood killed 2,209 people and caused US$17 million of damage. The American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton and with 50 volunteers, undertook a major disaster relief effort. Support for victims came from all over the United States and 18 foreign countries. After the flood, survivors suffered a series of legal defeats in their attempts to recover damages from the dam's owners. Public indignation at that failure prompted the development in American law changing a fault-based regime to strict liability.

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        Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber

      1889. CIBBER, Colley. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by HimselfÂ… London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. Two volumes. Quarto, early-20th century full dark green morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $1800.Limited later edition of CibberÂ’s celebrated memoir of his life in the theater, number 229 of 305 copies, beautifully bound by Riviere & Son.“The most influential theatrical personage” during much of the first half of the 18th century in England, Colley Cibber “achieved notable success as an actor and as a comic playwrightÂ… The sprightliness, variety and individuality of his work, aided by his ability to create effective roles for leading members of the Drury Lane company made many, if not most, of his comedies consistently ‘good theater.” First published in 1740, CibberÂ’s Apology offers a valuable “account of the [English] drama from 1660 to the time in the [1730s] when the old Drury Lane company of actors finally disppeared” (Baugh et al., 885-86, 1035). With 26 mezzotints in double suite and 18 etchings. In addition to the “Apology” itself, this edition also includes James WrightÂ’s “Historia Histrionica” (1699) and Anthony AstonÂ’s “Brief Supplement” to CibberÂ’s Lives of the Actors (1747). Also published in a limitation of 20 copies on Japan vellum. Spines uniformly toned to brown, a few spots of foxing to fore-edge. A fine copy, beautifully bound.

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        Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols)

      C. G. Naumann, Leipzig (1889) First edition, first state. One of 500 copies(?) in wrappers of an overall edition of 1000. Restoration to spine, miscellaneous creasing to covers with scattered markings, internally clean and sound - overall a nice copy to be owned with pride*** NIetzsche's remarkable attack on the "ugly" Socrates, Christianity, and the general moral landscape of his day. The origin of the oft quoted, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger". An important and scarce work by the genius philosopher who continues to perplex and enlighten.

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        Adolf Hitler von Gott gesandt. Gedichte von Friedel Schlitzberger

      Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format 8vo 15,5 x 18,5 cm) mit dekoriertem (NS.-Hoheitszeichen) Deckeltitel, 19 Seiten, mit Druckvermerk / Widmung: "Dem Führer in tiefster Verehrung". - Aus dem Inhalt: Dem Führer - Einig und stark durch Adolf Hitler - Ganz im Banne des edlen Führers - Der sterbende SA-Mann - Die alte Marthe will den Führer hören - Zu Adolf Hitlers Geburtstag (am 20. April 1889 Braunau) - Des Führers Geburtstag - Der Tag der erwachenden Nation). - Der Gedichtband enthält insgesamt acht Gedichte, z.B.: ("Ganz im Banne des edlen Führers"): "Wer einmal in Hitlers Hitlers Augen geschaut, / Der hat Vertrauen auf ihn gebaut. / So leuchtet seinen Seele. / Wer einmal nur seinen Worten gelauscht, / der ist in festem Banne, - berauscht. / So sehr klingt seine Stimme. / Doch wessen Hand seine Hand gedrückt, / Der bleibt zeitlebens innig beglückt. / So herzlich ist sein Fühlen." - Erstausgabe, EA, Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (Stempel auf Titelblatt "Eigentum des Vereins Aratora", sonst sehr gut). - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Dichtung / Personenkult im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Lyrik, NS.-Schrifttum, Adolf Hitler im Gedicht, Führerhuldigung, Führerkult, Führergedicht, Preisgedicht auf Adolf Hitler, der gottgesandte Führer, Führerverehrung in Mitteldeutschland, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Ramoneur, Le

      Paris: A. Capendu, 1889. A Very Rare Transformation Book Featuring A Chimney Sweep [TRANSFORMATION BOOK]. DELCOURT, Pierre. Le Ramoneur. (The Chimney Sweep). Librairie Enfantine Illustrée, Original Paris: A. Capendu, editeur, [ca. 1889]. Small quarto (8 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches; 216 x 162 mm.). Ten unnumbered pages, four with green silk 'pulls' to operate a colored lithograph flap which changes the center of the colored lithograph picture. Publisher's quarter red cloth over boards. The front cover is of glazed pale blue boards with a full-size color picture of Jack the Chimney Sweep, the rear board is of tan boards with a central and corner designs printed in black. The endpapers have been expertly replaced, otherwise fine. The movable plates: 1. Jacques se trouve à califourchon sur la cheminée 2. La voiture improvisée chavra 3. Le petit Bob aux champs 4. L,âne jeta bas son cavalier (there appears to be a printed date of 1889) According to OCLC and KVK there are no copies in libraries and institutions worldwide Chimney cleaning (sweeping) is a very old occupation, as old as the chimneys themselves, but it was not until the 18th century that chimneys became large enough for a man to pass through, giving birth To the typical image of the chimney sweep that developed during the industrial revolution . In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Western Europe, the construction of gables in staircases became common in order to allow easy access to the chimney. With the increase of the urban population, the number of chimney houses increased and the chimney sweep became more respected and sought after, although he is sometimes ridiculed by worms, ballads and pantomimes . In the Victorian era in the United Kingdom, the profession was known for the use of young boys thin enough to sneak inside the chimneys to clean them from the inside. They were nicknamed the climbing boys . The work was dirty and risky, and their employers had a reputation as exploiters. The same was true in France, where, traditionally, chimney sweepers were mostly young Savoyards who had gone from their country under the guidance of an elder to work in the big cities.

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        The Shorter (Minor) Poems of...

      Limited edition, one of 135 copies, this copy not numbered, small folio, xx, 124 pp. 12 etched plates with tissue guards, with the signature of A.H. Palmer, the artist's son who edited this work, to the half title and a list of reviews in his hand overleaf. Original gilt titled vellum, some light soiling, very good.Loosely inserted is a bookseller's letter detailing how he bought this volume, along with another one inscribed to A.H. Palmer, in auction in the early 1990s.

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        Complete Works

      1889. RUSKIN, John. Complete Works. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1889. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black calf gilt, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges gilt. $2000.Handsomely bound 1889 edition of the works of Ruskin, whose writings on art and architecture defined Victorian aesthetic sensibilities, illustrated with numerous full-page and in-text wood-engraved drawings and reproductions of paintings. Handsomely bound.""Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts: the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their artÂ… Of the three the only trustworthy one is the last."" Writer, critic, and artist, John Ruskin was the chief influence upon public taste in Victorian England. Includes Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, The Seven Lamps of Architecture and others. A handsome set in fine condition.

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        Wild and Weird Tales of Imagination and Mystery

      Ward, Lock, and Co., London 1889 - Original brown cloth, spine lettered gilt, decorative stamped black border to spine and cover. Preface by the editor Campbell. "An omnibus of Victorian sensational supernatural fiction, set in Russia, Italy and England, involving ghosts, diabolism, death portents, even a werewolf. Rousing full-blooded stuff, lurid and unsubtle but quite entertaining. A major collection of its kind." - Robert Knowlton. "These three books were issued simultaneously in a popular cheap format and were also published together as an omnibus under the Wild and Weird banner." - Sullivan, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (p. 67). Book Condition: Fair to Good: The textblock, including free endpapers, is firm but detached from the cloth binding. Noted collector's namestamp to ffe back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Rare first edition of this work on the mysterious question of the Beast of Gévaudan.Small clear stain to foot of spine. Chez l'auteur Saint-Martin-de-Boubaux 1889 9,5x14cm broché

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      London - Harrison and Sons, 1889 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. An instructional work on boar hunting. A lovely copy of this sought after work. Illustrated throughout with drawings by the author. 25 plates throughout. The first edition of this work. Written by Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, a British army officer. His work Scouting for Boys inspired the ScoutMovement and he wasthe founder and firstChief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association and founder of the Girl Guides. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to thehead and tail of spine. and a few spots to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Several gatherings remain uncut at the foredge. Pages are bright andgenerally clean throughout. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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        LE DISCIPLE.

      1889 - Paris, Lemerre, 1889. Grand in-12 (169 X 189) demi-maroquin orange à large coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers, date dorée en queue, tête dorée sur témoins, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, XII-364 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, (1) f. blanc. Petit manque angulaire au second plat conservé de la couverture. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. UN des 15 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur JAPON (n°5), paraphés par l'éditeur. Avec " Le Disciple ", dont le thème lui fut inspiré par un fait divers, Bourget affirme l'entière responsabilité des maîtres à penser, y compris pour les erreurs de leurs disciples et jusqu'aux interprétations abusives qui pourraient être faites de leurs thèses. Cet ouvrage qui s'ouvre sur une préface-manifeste adressée à la jeunesse française dénonce le triomphe du septicisme, du positivisme scientifique et le déclin des valeurs fondamentales. Sa publication, l'année même de la célébration du centenaire de la Révolution, donna lieu à de vifs débats intellectuels. SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      ditta Nicola Zanichelli, 1889. 17 (di 20) volumi in-4° (cm. 29), legature coeve in m. pelle e angoli (lievissime abrasioni e aloni), titoli in oro ai comparti dei dorsi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati, brossura editoriale conservata. Importante edizione originale delle opere complete nell'impressione di lusso in grande formato. Fu stampata in soli cento esemplari numerati (il ns. n.18 dedicato a Remigia Ponti Spitalieri); amplissimi margini e carta a mano in ottimo stato, testatine e capilettera in xilografia. Contiene: I) Discorsi letterari e storici; II) Primi saggi; III) Bozzetti e scherme; IV) Confessioni e battaglie; V) Ceneri e faville (prima serie); VI) Juvenilia e Levia gravia; VII) Ceneri e faville (seconda serie); VIII) Studi letterari; IX) Giambi ed epodi e Rime nuove; X) Studi saggi e discorsi; XI) Ceneri e faville; XIII) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XIV) Studi su Giuseppe Parini; XVII) Odi barbare e Rime e ritmi; XVIII) Archeologia poetica; XIX) Melica e lirica del Settecento; XX) Cavalleria e umanesimo; mancano i tre volumi XII, XV, XVI. Fra il 1921 e il 1929 l'intera collana fu ristampata. «La edizione è tale da fare grandissimo onore alla loro tipografia: non so chi in Italia abbia mai fatto di meglio, tanto è severamente elegante la stampa e nitida la impressione» [Guido Mazzoni a Cesare Zanichelli, Roma 29 gennaio 1889]. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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      1889 - Materia:Dibujos originales de Nicanor Piñole Año de creación: 1889 - 1893 Motivo: 5 dibujos de Nicanor Piñole en sus primeros años como estudiante. Técnica: Dibujo, acuarela, serigrafía. Todos firmados excepto uno que en el reverso firma "F.G. Nava" Dimensiones: varios 3 de 33 x 23 cm. aprox. 1 de 32 x 18 cm. 1 de 26 x 21 cm. y una serigrafía de 30 x 22 cm. Nicanor Pedro Vicente Piñole Rodríguez (n. Gijón; 6 de enero de 1878 - f. íb.; 18 de enero de 1978) fue un pintor asturiano, cuya obra puede adscribirse al post-impresionismo, sufriendo las lógicas variaciones en el tiempo. Representa junto con Evaristo Valle lo más destacado de la llamada "Escuela de Gijón" que junto con la de Oviedo, conformaron el panorama pictórico de Asturias en el periodo central del siglo XX. Notas: Un dibujo con membrete en seco del Colegio de Jesús en Gijón Conservación: Regular estado desperfectos marginales y algunas arrugas. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Japoneries d'automne

      First edition.Contemporary Bradel binding of half purple cloth over marbled paper boards, spine (faded) with gold fillets, brown shagreen label with title and author.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Pierre Loti to Alphonse Daudet : "... avec ma meilleure affection...[...with my best wishes...]"Julia Daudet's library stamp to head of one endpaper.A little spotting. Calmann Levy Paris 1889 12x18,5cm relié

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        Essays and Pen-Pictures -- bound with Pens

      I: Printed by T. Symonds -- II: Librairie Documentaire, Paris 1889 - 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 'Pens

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        Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Salesman's Dummy)

      1889. TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court [Salesman’s Dummy]. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. Slim octavo, original three-quarter (front cover) and full (rear cover) brown morocco, marbled endpapers (front) and patterned endpapers (rear), with original cloth front cover mounted to rear pastedown and morocco and sheep spines mounted to front pastedown. $4200.Original salesman’s dummy for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, with engraved frontispiece portrait, select illustrations and excerpts, and samples of the morocco and sheep spines affixed to the front pastedown, and the gilt-decorated cloth cover and spine affixed to the rear pastedown.Salesman’s dummies (also called salesman’s samples or prospectuses) were meant to be taken door-to-door to show potential subscribers. This dummy features the three-quarter morocco binding as the front cover and the full, decorated morocco binding as the rear cover, with samples of the possible leather spines and the original pictorial cloth within, to easily show a potential customer all of the binding possibilities. The text consists of several sections of the book and a number of full-page illustrations. At the rear are two pages of advertisements and 15 leaves of ruled paper intended to be filled with orders (with the headings: “Subscribers’ Names,” “Residence,” “Style of Binding” and “No. of Copies”). “The novel is a characteristic Twainian amalgam of fantasy and fun, observation and satire, that both amuses and provokes powerful reflection as it confronts the customs of olden times with the brash values of the New World” (Lacy, 478). This title is Twain’s first collaboration with illustrator Dan Beard. “Since Twain enthusiastically approved every drawing in the novel, it should be read as a full collaboration between the author and artist” (LeMaster & Wilson, 64). See BAL 3429; Johnson, McBride, 124; MacDonnell, 48-49. Two subscribers’ names neatly inked in on first sheet at rear.Near-fine condition. Scarce.

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        Furniture and Decoration in England during the Eighteenth Century

      1889. First Edition . HEATON, John Aldam. Furniture and Decoration in England during the Eighteenth Century. London: John Bumpus, 1889-92. Two volumes. Large, thick folio (15 by 19 inches), contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco, raised bands, top edge gilt. $2200.First edition of this richly illustrated survey of 18th-century English furniture, interior design and ornament, with 200 folio photogravures featuring examples from the masterworks of Chippendale, Adam, Richardson, Heppelwhite, Sheraton, Pergolesi, and others.These large folio volumes reproduce, in fine photogravure, engravings from rare 18th-century books on furniture and interior design, such as Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker's Director (1754); N. Wallis' The Complete Modern Joiner, Designs for Chimney-pieces and Doorcases, (1772); R. & J. Adam's The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam (1773-79); George Richardson's A Book of Ceilings (1776); M. A. Pergolesi's Designs (1777); A. Heppelwhite's The Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer's Guide (1789); and Thomas Sheraton's The Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book (1791-93). Library inkstamp on title pages; gilt stamp on front covers.Plates clean and fine, minor color restoration to extremities of handsome morocco bindings, near-fine.

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        Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv af (...).

      København. 1889. 8vo. Nyere brunt helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og ryggforgylling. Toppsnittet pusset, men fortsatt er boken uoppskåret. Ubeskåret. Bundet med de originale omslagene. (8), 255, (1) s. Skougaards eksemplar. Til tross for et noe usjarmerende bind er dette et meget fint eksemplar av denne boken - som ikke er lett å finne med de originale omslagene.

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        The Shorter (Minor) Poems of... with... illustrations by Samuel Palmer

      London: Seeley & Company, 1889. Limited edition, one of 135 copies, this copy not numbered, small folio, xx, 124 pp. 12 etched plates with tissue guards, with the signature of A.H. Palmer, the artist's son who edited this work, to the half title and a list of reviews in his hand overleaf. Original gilt titled vellum, some light soiling, very good. Loosely inserted is a bookseller's letter detailing how he bought this volume, along with another one inscribed to A.H. Palmer, in auction in the early 1990s. Although the upper cover, spine and half title read "Minor Poems", the title itself reads "Shorter Poems"

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation [&] THE PRACTICAL FLY-FISHER More Particularly for Grayling or Umber (A Treatise on Flies and Fly-Hooks)

      John C. Nimmo, 1889.. Rebound by Ramage in continuous green morocco embellished with fish and fly devices stamped in gilt on spine and at corners of boards, top edge gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles in marbled endpapers (some light scuffing at edges of spine - otherwise an attractive binding of the popular work). Pp. xv + 445 + 16, illus with coloured and b&w plates and wood engravings in text (some light spotting on fore-edge and prelims; no inscriptions). .

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        The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems.

      London: Kegan Paul. 1889 - First edition. pp. vi, 156. Dark blue cloth, title on gilt on upper cover and spine, with publishers monogram stamped in blind on lower cover. Owner’s signature on front fly leaf. A near fine copy. Wade 2. The title of the poem is taken from a verse dialogue between the seasoned warrior Oisin and Saint Patrick. It recounts Oisin’s adventures in Tir-nan-Oge (the land of youth) with the immortal Niamh and the poem ends with the hero returning to the mortal world. Yeats probably based his narrative on Brian O’Looney’s translation although it was also suggested he worked from the Gaelic Union school edition of the poem. In 1938 Yeats wrote that ‘The Wanderings of Oisin’ “was published by subscription, John O’Leary finding almost all the subscribers”. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wanderings of Oisin

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1889. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt, first state binding with publisher's monogram blindstamped on the lower cover. Front hinge cracked, cloth torn along rear joint, lower corners a little bumped. First edition. 8vo. First edition of Yeat's first regularly published book, one of 500 copies printed. Hayward 295; Symons p. 3; Wade 2

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        Un homme libre

      First edition.Paper Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot, dark blue title-piece, covers and spine preserved, ex libris pasted opposite half-title with autograph inscription.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Maurice Barrès to the poet José-Maria de Heredia.A very good copy nicely bound.  Perrin & Cie Paris 1889 12x19cm relié

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        The Great West. A Vast Empire. A Comprehensive History of the Trans-Mississippi States and Territories. Containing Detailed Statistics and Other Information in Support of the Movement for Deep Harbors on the Texas-Gulf Coast.

      Denver, CO. Excelsior Printing Company. 1889. First Edition. Black and white full page and in-text illustrations, xxxiv (of xxv)+262pp, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). MISSING rear cover and map "Texas Panhandle Route: Denver, Texas & Fort Worth RR". Front cover and title page loose and in tatters; contents in good condition. The preliminary notice states that The Great West is "published in the interests of the Inter-State Deep Harbor Committee, and its purposes are to inform the people of the United States regarding the immense resources of this "Vast Western Empire" and the importance to the country in general of the establishment of deep harbors on the Gulf coast of Texas. In concise form is presented a history of each state and territory west of the Mississippi River, in the regular order of their organization as states of territories, together with a review of their present resources, future prospects and paramount influence of the Great West upon the political horoscope of the United States." Some 160 pages are devoted to Colorado, many of which focus on Denver and surrounding areas. There are many portraits and illustrations throughout the publication, chiefly of Denver and Colorado. A booster publication with much detail.

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        Struggles and Triumphs or, Sixty Years\' Recollections of P. T. Barnum, including Golden Rules for Money Making. Illustrated and Brought Up to 1889. Written by Himself

      Buffalo, The Courier Company, 1889. Mit gest. Portrait mit hanschriftl. Widmung des Verfassers (\"Truely yours, P. T. Barnum\") und 42 Holzschnitt-Tafeln. 360 S. Blauer Orig.-Maroquin mit reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Schriftzu g des Verfasers auf Vorderdeckel, Decken-, Steh und Innenkantenfileten. Goldschnitt. 20,5 x 14,5 cm. Offensichtlich Vorzugsausgabe des bekannten Werkes, in einem dekorativen Verlagseinband und mit Autograph des Verfassers unter seinem Portrait; die Normalausgabe hat eine andere Portrait-Tafel mit einer nur faksimilierteb Unterschrift. - Überarbeitete zweite Autobiographie, erstmals 1869 erschienen. Der US-amerikanischer Zirkuspionier und Politiker Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) hatte eine unglaubliche Karriere als windiger Geschäftsmann mit riesigen Gewinnen und ebensolchen Pleiten hinter sich gebracht; von den Zeitgenossen wurde er auch als \"König Humbug\" tituliert. Allerdings stiftete er auch viel Geld für verschiedene Forschungseinrichtungen und engagierte sich im Kampf gegen die Sklaverei und gegen den Alkoholismus. Seine politische Karriere brachte ihn zweimal in das Repräsentantenhaus von Connecticut, sein Versuch 1867 für die Republikaner in den Kongress einzuziehen scheiterte an seinem für die Demokraten kandidierenden Cousin William Henry Barnum. - Sehr schönes und frisches Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Unsigned cabinet photo by Theodor Prumm, (1860-1919, eldest daughter of Emperor Friedrich III, from 1878 wife of Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Queen Victoria's Grandchild)

      1889 - showing her half length, seated, reading, 6½" x 4½", no place, (Berlin), no date, slightly faded Annotated by her on the verso "Empress of Meiningen"

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1889 - ALS handwritten in full. 9" x 7.75" note paper folded in half for writing, folded again for sending. Excellent firm writing in black ink. Pages bordered in black, likely as a show of mourning for her brother, Col. John Cromwell Dent who had died on January 1, 1889. Verso has the word 'petition' in blue pencil and discoloration around and below the verso fold.Julia Boggs Dent Grant (January 26, 1826 - December 14, 1902) was the 18th First Lady of the United States and wife of Ulysses S. Grant. They were married in August 1848 and had four children together. In her later years, when she was in D. C., she became the doyen and mentor to First Ladies Cleveland, Harrison and Roosevelt. "S. E. 66th / New York / Dec 7th 89 / Mr. Loveland / Dear Sir Thanking you for the kind wishes expressed in your note and for the prompt attention to my petition. I am sincerely J D Grant"William A. H. Loveland was a Railroad Baron, Lt. Gov. of Colorado, and Evangelical leader. Given President Grant's role in the Transcontinental Railroad, it would not be uncertain that there was a social or lobbyist interaction between them.

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        Persia, and the Persian question.

      2 Bände. Ca. 23 x 14,5 cm. XXIV S., 639 Seiten. Mit 3 Karten, 1 gefalteten farbigen Kartenbeilage (auf Leinen aufgezogen), 25 Textabbildungen und 13 (von 14) Tafeln XII S., 653 Seiten. Mit 6 Karten und Plänen, 28 Textabbildungen und 29 Tafeln. Orig.-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung. "This book, which is the result of three years' almost uninterrupted labour, of a journey of six months' duration to the country concerned, as well as a previous travel in adjacent regions, and of communications maintained ever since with the most qulified resident authorities in Persia, is issued in the not, I hope, vainglorious hope that, until superseded by a better, it may be regarded as the standard work in the English language on the subject to which it refers. When I went out to Persia in the autumn of 1889 as correspondent to the "Times", my immediate object was to furnish to that paper, in a series of communications, necessarily limited in number and length, a résumé of the political situation in the Shah's dominions.A the same time I porfited by the oppurtinity to collect a great deal of additional information, which it was out of my power to utilise upon that occasion, and to fill many graps of which earlier study had revealed the existence in the contemporary knowledge of Iran.It is the information thus amassed, and since supplemented by continuous investigation and correspondence, that forms the material of these volumes." (Preface). Einbände etwas bestoßen, Band 2 mit Einrissen am Rücken. Teils von Hand aufgeschnitten. Besitz- und Widmungsvermerke auf den Vortiteln. Einbände und Vorsätze etwas fleckig, einige Lagen gelockert. Es fehlt die Tafel "The Vali-Ahd" in Band 1. In englischer Sprache.

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        The art album of New Zealand flora: being a systematic and popular description of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and adjacent islands, volume one (all published).

      Wellington: Bock & Cousins, 1889. - Large quarto,176 pp.,40 chromolithographs. Contemporary full black morocco, some wear and upper cover with a cup indentation, all edges gilt, slight cracking, a very good copy. One of the finest of all works on New Zealand botany. A further two volumes were planned but never published. This is the standard issue in publisher's cloth. Bagnall 1884. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Strahlen electrischer Kraft.

      1889. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. RARE OFFPRINT IN FIRST EDITION from: Annalen der Physik 36, neue Folge, 1889, pp. 769-783, 1 plate. In original printed wrapper, browned. -The text of a lecture on electric waves delivered 13 December 1888, it relates qualitative experiments undertaken by Hertz, at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, on the analogy between electric and light waves. Passing electric waves through huge prisms of hard pitch, he showed that they refract exactly as light waves do. He polarized electric waves by directing them through a grating of parallel wires, and he diffracted them by interrupting them with a screen with a hole in it. He reflected them from the walls of the room, obtaining interference between the original and the reflected waves. He focused them with huge concave mirrors, casting electric shadows with conducting obstacles. This is the first print appearance, preceding its appearance in Annalen der Physik (36, p. 769) because, at this point in his career, Hertz was sending his papers to Hermann von Helmholtz to communicate to the Berlin Academy for quick publication before sending them to Annalen der Physik. It was later collected with Hertz's other experimental and theoretical works on electricity in Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (Leipzig, 1892), which expanded and clarified the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by the British Physicist James Maxwell in 1884. Hertz's experiments with electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. (D.S.B.). Very Good.

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        Die Alpenflora der österreichischen Alpenländer, Südbaierns und der Schweiz ; nach der analytischen Methode zugleich als Handbuch zu dem vom D. u. Ö. Alpenvereine herausgegeben "Atlas der Alpenflora" Zugl. Handbuch zu: Hartinger, Anton: Atlas der Alpenflora

      München ; Lindauer ; 1899 ; 1897, 1889, 1897. - XVI, 270 S., Titelblätter + 500 num. Farbtafeln, 15 S. Gesamtverzeichnis der lat. u. deutschen Pflanzennamen HIER Die Alpenflora der österreichischen Alpenländer, Südbaierns und der Schweiz (Textbuch) UND A. Hartinger: Atlas der Alpenflora (5 Kassetten mit insges. 500 farb. Tafeln). Ausführung der Farbentafeln nach Naturaufnahmen und Originalvorlagen v. A. Hartinger. Photolithographie nach eigenem Verfahren von Nenke & Ostermaier, Kunstanstalt, Dresden + + + Textband berieben oder geringf. bestoßen, Oberfächenappretur part. etwas stumpf oder angegriffen, Schnitt u. Seitenränder gebräunt, sonst textsauber und ohne Besitzervermerk. Kassetten mit grünem Leinenbezug und Rückenprägung, tls. leicht berieben, Tafeln augenscheinlich etwas nachgedunkelt, sonst sauber und gepflegt. Werktäglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung m. ordentl. Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Der Versand erfolgt als Büchersendung / Einschreiben mit der Deutschen Post bzw. als Päckchen / Paket mit DHL. Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 12 Tage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5500 bearb. v. K. W. v. Dalla Torre ; 2. Aufl.

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        La décoration & l'art industriel à l'Exposition de 1889

      - Typographie Monnoyer, Le Mans 1889, 22,5x33cm, relié. - Prima edizione a stampa di 30 copie della ristampa Artista di novembre 1890. Il legame con bradel beige di cartone aperta, colonna vertebrale liscio, ex libris incollato all'interno della copertina, rilegatura del tempo. Firmato autografo dell'autore E. Bonnaffé giustificazione nel fine-stampa. Libro Illustrato di figure nel testo. Copia rara e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 30 exemplaires sur Japon de ce tiré à part de l'Artiste de Novembre 1890. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage beige, dos lisse, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à Edmond Bonnaffé à la justification du tirage in-fine, "Exemplaire de Monsieur E. Bonnaffé. P. Verlaine". Edmond Bonnaffé (1825-1903) était un riche collectionneur et un historien de l'art renommé, très proche des mouvements artistiques de son époque. Ces pages de Verlaine sont un compte-rendu critique du livre de Roger Marx qui porte le même titre (Paris, 1890). Le poète y évoque les grands noms de l'Art Nouveau, tels que Bapst, Chaplet ou encore Gallé. Mais surtout, il y écrit sa célèbre condamnation de la Tour Eiffel : "ce squelette de beffroi, qui ne survivra pas, bien et mille fois au contraire, aux archi-centenaires des Flandres françaises et belges..." En effet, le 14 février 1887, Paul Verlaine avait signé un manifeste de protestation publié par Le Temps avec d'autres personnalités du monde des arts et des lettres parmi lesquelles Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle, Guy de Maupassant, Alexandre Dumas fils, Sully Prudhomme... Ouvrage illustré de figures dans le texte. Rare et agréable exemplaire. Provenances : bibliothèques Edmond Bonnaffé (ex-dono), André Lefèvre (vente à Paris le 16 novembre 1966), Colonel Daniel Sickles (vente à Paris les 28 & 29 octobre 1992), Edouard-Henri Fischer.

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

      - Chez l'auteur, Saint-Martin-de-Boubaux 1889, 9,5x14cm, broché. - Rara prima edizione di questo libro riferendosi alla misteriosa questione della Bestia del Gévaudan. Un piccolo punto luminoso nel piede posteriore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage faisant référence sur la mystérieuse question de la bête du Gévaudan. Une petite tache claire en pied du dos.  

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        Under the Deodars


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        Australia Twice Traversed.

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

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