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        Groupportrait men and women, possible in Atjeh, Sumatra or Singapore.

      - Singapore, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 22,4 x 28,3 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/indonesia/sumatra/atjeh

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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      Maison Quantin 1890 - - Maison Quantin, Paris 1890, 15x20,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse orné de triples caissons dorés et décorés en angles de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Notes d'un bibliophile couvrant toute la garde en regard du premier plat de couverture conservé. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets, gardes ombrées, quelques taches sur la lettre manuscrite. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi d'une belle lettre autographe, montée sur onglet, de 4 pages daté et signée de Louis de Grammont adressée à Villiers de l'Isle Adam dans laquelle il déplore que l'écrivain d'Axel ait "fui les soucis de la ville" car contre eux "la campagne est ton unique asile" et que les salons auxquels ils participaient tous les deux sont "navrants sans toi" et "la maison de Nina perd les trois-quarts, pour ne pas dire les cinq-septièmes de ses charmes." Il encourage Villiers, dans son exil, "dans son séjour extra-muros". "à lui rapporter un drame altier, poignant, terrible et bouffon, où le grotesque coudoie l'effrayant, . un drame enfin qui coupe à jamais le sifflet aux impuissants et aux envieux. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition on current paper. Binding in the bradel half vellum vellum style, smooth back adorned with triple gilded boxes and decorated with angles of gilded florets, marbled paper plates, preserved covers, gilded head, corners blunt, contemporary binding. Notes of a bibliophile covering all the guard compared to the first preserved cover plate. Some foxinges mainly affecting the first and last leaflets, shadows, some spots on the handwritten letter. Our copy is exceptionally enriched with a beautiful autograph letter, mounted on tab, 4 pages dated and signed by Louis de Grammont addressed to Villiers de l'Isle Adam in which he regrets that the writer of Axel has "fled the worries of the city "because against them" the countryside is your only asylum "and that the salons in which they participated both are" heartless without you "and" the house of Nina loses three quarters, not to say the five- sevenths of his charms . "He encourages Villiers, in his exile," in his stay extramural "." to bring him a tragedy altier, poignant, terrible and jester, where the grotesque elbows the scary, . a drama that finally cuts the whistle to the helpless and the envious . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Chronicles of The Old Cronies' Angling Club First Series

      Scarborough: The Angler Limited; London: 233 The Strand 1890 - Scarborough: The Angler Limited; London: 233 The Strand, First Edition. No date, 1890's (from the adverts). Rebound in half dark green morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and titles to the spine, marble paper boards. 8vo 7½'' x 5". [x], 118, [x of adverts] includes the green paper covers bound in.Signed and dedicated to William Senior. In very good condition with the odd fox spot throughout.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles. Joints – very good condition – solid. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition – marbled. Page edges – good condition.   See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – solid. Paste downs – very good condition. End papers – very good condition. Title – good condition – minor foxing. Pages – good condition – minor foxing and marks. Binding – very good condition – attractive and good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1890's Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis88Books]
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        Photo Album of E. Coralie Gardiner

      Np: Np, 1890. leather_bound. Full brown morocco, front cover gilt decorated, beveled edges. Very good. 30 x 25 cm. Signature of E. Coralie Gardiner, free front endpaper. Photo album of the Gardiner family of Gardiner's Island, which has remained in the hands of that family ever since 1639. John Lyon Gardiner (1842-1910), husband of Elizabeth Coralie Gardiner, the second son of Samuel Buell, took over as the eleventh proprietor after serving as a colonel in the Civil War. His successor in 1910 was his son, another Lion Gardiner, a banker with J. P. Morgan. Photograph album of 50 mounted cabinet size portraits, mostly color tinted of European royalty -- Queen Victoria, H.R.H. Prince & Princess of Wales, Prince Victor Albert, Prince George, Princess Louis & Duke of Fife, Princes Victoria, Emperor and Empress of Germany, Czar & Czarina, King & Queen of Holland, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, Kings of Sweden-Saxony-Italy, et al. Also, images of her daughter Adele, son Lion, and cousins. Laid-in are additional smaller photographs. Covers are shelf-worn, staining to mounts and a few images.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Neuer Abdruck. Mit 550 Karten, Plänen und Bildertafeln sowie 3600 Abbildungen im Text.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1890 - ca. 1000 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Holzschnittabbildungen, karten und farbig lithographierten Tafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 33000 Groß 8°, goldgeprägtes Original-Halbleder mit Lederecken, mit Besitzstempel eines Vereines, Einbände gering berieben, wenige Kapitale bestoßen und mit Tesaband verstärkt, Außengelenk von Band 1 angebrochen, Papier nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, vollständiges Exemplar in gutem Zustand, Vierte [4.], gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage, 17 Bände (16 Bände und 1 Ergänzungsband),.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        The Story of the Attempted Assassination of Justice Field by a Former Associate on the Supreme Nemch of California

      - First Edition. This book is not only rare but found/included inside is an original paper document signed by Stephen Field (Justice Field)in ink AND: Stephen J. Field (Justice of U.S. Supreme Court)'s business card. AWESOME and RARE! N.D.S. c. 1890 HC - Burgundy cloth boards with embossed decor to cover and gilt lettering to spine w/ gilt bording to head/foot. Moderate rubbing to extremities. Paisley decorated endpapers. Note by the publishers: Mr. Gorham is a life-long friend of Justice Field. He was his clerk when the latter held the Alcade's Court in Marysville, in 1850; and was Clerk of the U.S. Circuit Court pf the District of California when it was organized, after Justice Field's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Bench. Subsequently, and for several years, he was the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Since his retirment from office he has resided in Washington. For a part of the time he edited a Republican paper in that city, but of late years he has been chiefly engaged in literary works, of which the principal one is the life and history of the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. [Justice Field refers to Stephen Johnson Field, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Field]. Clean Interior. No markings. Bright text-blocks. Rear last flyleaf (rep) 1" dog-ear(ed), otherwise FINE. RARE and COLLECTIBLE!!! 8vo. 198pp. --Dave B. Box 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: P&S Antiques and Books]
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        Foreign finches in captivity, Second Edition

      Cassell, London 1890 - Pp. viii, 591, 8 Catalogue of books. Complete with 50 Chromolithographed plates. Illustrations. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A very nice, complete copy of this classic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Black and White post- card of W. G. Grace]

      Circa 1890 - 140 x 90mm, signed by Grace below image, 140 x 90mm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), mounted, very good-plus. W. G. Grace (1848-1915) was always an attractive personality on the cricket field, and in the later years of his great career carried a certain atmosphere of romance about him. His great towering figure, with his strong features and full black beard, instantly commanded attention, and there was always the expectation among the spectators that he might be out for some great performance. Descriptions of him even at his best make no reference to any special degree of style in his batting. His great height made it inconvenient for him to hold his bat down to the block-hole; it was generally held some distance off the pitch, looking a mere toy in the hands of a giant. Yet it was with a remarkably straight bat that the ball was played. His batting was distinguished for its strength and certainty rather than for its elegance; his regard, however, for orthodoxy of style comes out in his own statement that he was forty years of age before he adopted the fashionable 'pull' stroke. "Style is ease, and ease is strength," he once said, and that summed up his creed on the point. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The scientific papers. Edited by W. D. Niven. 2 Bände.

      Cambridge University Press 1890 - (31 x 25 cm). XXIX (3) 607 S./ VII, 806 S. Mit 3 gestochenen Porträts auf aufgewalztem China, 14 Tafeln und einigen Textabbildungen. Original-Leinwandbände mit Kopfgoldschnitt, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. - "Most of the technical papers were reprinted in 'The Scientific Papers.'" (DSB). - Maxwell (1831-1879), einer der herausragendsten Physiker des 19. Jahrhunderts, zählt zu den Forschern mit dem größten Einfluss auf die Physik des 20. Jahrhunderts. - Vortitel mit kleinem Stempel. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken von Band 2 leicht restauriert, sonst wohlerhalten und nahezu fleckenfrei. - DSB 9, 198

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Original panel of silk needlework by Morris & Co.

      c.1890 - 53 x 53 cms. Mounted on wooden frame with a linen back. Framed in a box frame. A superb piece of silkwork by Wiliam Morris's firm.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      8vo. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1890. 8vo, 1-100 pp. within the magazine of 174 pp. plus adverts at beginning and end. Original printed wrappers in red and black, wrappers slightly darkened with a few short tears, and some small stains, slightly chipped at head and base of spine. Blue quarter morocco slipcase. First edition, the rare Philadelphia issue. "It was in September 1899 that the Philadelphia publisher of Lippincott's Magazine, J.M Stoddart, came to London looking for short novels for publication. He approached both Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, and took both out to dinner: an event recorded by Doyle as "a golden evening". Doyle ended up agreeing to write a second Sherlock Holmes story (The Sign of Four), while Wilde contributed The Picture of Dorian Gray. The character of Dorian was probably named after the young poet John Gray (see lot 107) who was introduced to Wilde by Ricketts and Shannon. When the story appeared on 20 June 1890 it immediately created a huge amount of attention and interest, with some finding it repellent. Victorian Literature was, however, irrevocably altered. Furthermore the book had a profound impact on Wilde's own life, since a copy was lent by Lionel Johnson to his young cousin Lord Alfred Douglas, who begged to be taken to meet the author. Thus Wilde saw his own fictional character come to life." (Sotheby's, £3000 hammer 2016).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire akter.

      København, 1890. 8vo. Fribl., (6), 236, (2) s. Originalt dekorert burgunder helsjirtingbind. Helt gullsnitt. Silkesnor. Ryggen noe bleknet, ellers meget pen.. . 1. utgave.

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        Bericht über Handel und Industrie der Schweiz (KONVOLUT aus 28 Jahrgängen) - 1890 - 1917.

      Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 28 Jahrgänge bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        James Allan, Senr & Son, Elmbank Foundry, Port Dundas, Glasgow.

      circa 1890 - James Allan manufactured ornamental and structural pieces of every description in case and wrought iron. This Victorian metalware catalogue comprises 168 pages of coloured sepia designs for cast iron kitchen ranges, fireplace registers, stable fittings, lamp pillars and lanters. Orig. cloth binding with lettering. Crease to front cover and prelims which also show signs of browning, but the contents are very crisp and clean. Oblong. 31 cms x 25 cms [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Potterton Books]
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        Original Sketchbook of Jewellery Design.

      [c.1890?] - 279 largely hand-coloured designs on tissue paper or card, tipped in to a square-ruled note book. Orig. black cloth. Stationery label of L.& D. Grebel, Paris. A wonderful collection of jewellery designs, probably French. The highly detailed designs, largely in colour, are of ornamental combs, bachelor buttons and possibly brooches. The sketches for the decorative heads of combs are elegantly uncomplicated often with a floral design or with the addition of a dove or dragon. The other, largely circular designs, are distinctive in style with the continual inclusion of animals, cherubs, floral patterns, and musical instruments. The more unusual sketches have an air of the fairytale about them; cherubs riding dragonflies, doves, snails and cats; violin-playing crickets and cello-playing mice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1890 - xv, 304 pp.; 20 cm. An acceptable First Edition of this classic by Riis, with 1890 printed on both the title and copyright pages. The book is severely worn, with the header cap (crown/spine) nicked. A dozen+ leaves were scribbled on by a young child with a pencil. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LEFT COAST BOOKS]
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        L'abbé Tigrane.

      - Paris. Conquet. 1890. 1 volume in-8, plein maroquin violet, triple filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, dentelle intérieure, couvertures et dos conservés. Reliure signée Dode. Illustré dun portrait-frontispice de lo'auteur d'après Laurens et de 20 eaux-fortes de Rudeaux. 1 des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais. Exemplaire enrichi d'une aquarelle originale signée H. de Sta, sur le faux-titre. Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West

      Giants of American West photography. This beautiful album contains many splendid views of the scenic wonders of Yosemite including splendid Watkins and Taber views. Subjects include the many magnificent falls, the Mariposa Grove of sequoias, and the great geological formations. At least two, and likely many more, of the views in this collection were taken by Carleton Watkins. Those for which attribution to Watkins has been confirmed are singled out below, but this collection merits further investigation to identify Watkins photographs. Isaiah Taber was a dominant figure in Western photography after the Civil War. In 1864 he came to San Francisco, founding his gallery in 1871. In the winter of 1875-76, Taber acquired Carleton Watkins's collection of Pacific Coast Views negatives and Yosemite Gallery in the aftermath of Watkins's bankruptcy. "Once he had acquired Watkins's gallery and negatives, Taber began his bid for the exalted position of premier photographer of the west coast." Many of Watkins's prints were released with Taber's imprint. Over the next three decades Taber became the dominant figure in photography in the Far West. In 1906 the San Francisco earthquake ended his career, destroying his premises and an estimated twenty tons of view negatives and eighty tons of portrait negatives. 32 albumen prints (sizes vary; see list below) of Yosemite and selected other scenes in the American West, on light gray card mounts. All but four signed in the negative by Taber of San Francisco. Contemporary dark blue morocco (measuring approx. 18 x 12 in.), upper board stamped in gilt "AMERIKA," rebacked, brass fittings, lacking clasp. Silk patterned endpapers. Mounts foxed, slight staining, occasional foxing or fading to images. An outstanding album with beautiful, rich prints. Please inquire for a listing,.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        The Nursery Alice [chromolithographed Aice In Wonderland 1890]

      MacMillan & Co., NY 1890 - 0 chromolithograph; 60 pages; Chromolithographed plates enlarged from John Tenniel's original Alice illustrations. Containing twenty coloured enlargements. 4to, color pictorial boards designed by E. Gertrude Thomson, extremities rubbed with some exposure, boards lightly scuffed with mild soiling, ownership inscription to front pastedown and early blank [Elwell and Bruce]. First american edition, 1st impression. 1890 10 1/8" x 8". , 1890. 10 1/8" x 8". Binding firm and contents clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

      2 vols. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1890. With 2 frontispiece portraits, 2 folding maps, 15 plates and numerous woodcuts. XVI + 472; XVI + 530 pp. Small name verso frontispiece otherwise clean and well-preserved copy bound in publisher's red gilt pictorial cloth. * First edition.

      [Bookseller: Grosells Antikvariat]
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        D. Joannis Justi Lanspergii Cartusiani. Opera omnia. Editio nova et emendata. (5 volumes).

      Monsterolii, Mariae de Pratis, 1888-1890. - 5 vols. Half cloth hardcovers. xvi,734 pp., 646 pp., 642 pp., 646 pp., 500 pp.; 29x21 cm. Untrimmed edges. Latin text printed in 2 columns. (small tickets on spines, some stamps, sl. browned) Although very good set, see picture. 8100g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB]
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        Preisliste No. 11 über Physikalische Apparate, chemische Instrumente und Gerätschaften.

      Berlin (Ca ) 1890 - (27 x 19 cm). XXII, 186 S. Mit ca. 800 Abbildungen. Original-Halbleinwandband. Seltener Katalog mit hübschen Abbildungen von physikalischen Apparaten und Geräten, Waagen, Modelldampfmaschinen, Phonographen, Geisslerschen Röhren etc. - Einband etwas bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        The Nursery Alice [chromolithographed Aice In Wonderland 1890]

      NY: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1890. 1st; 1st. Hardcover. chromolithograph; 60 pages; Chromolithographed plates enlarged from John Tenniel's original Alice illustrations. Containing twenty coloured enlargements. 4to, color pictorial boards designed by E. Gertrude Thomson, extremities rubbed with some exposure, boards lightly scuffed with mild soiling, ownership inscription to front pastedown and early blank [Elwell and Bruce]. First american edition, 1st impression. 1890 10 1/8" x 8". , 1890. 10 1/8" x 8". Binding firm and contents clean. .

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        The Maltings, Great Grimsby.

      - [London, Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, c. 1890]. 4to. Original full calf, richly decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. 40, highly illustrated throughout, apart from a few very light spots, a fine copy. First edition, of an addendum to Barnard's sought-after and rare four-volume work Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland (cover title of this publication; however, not part of the Noted Breweries), dealing with the malt industry in Grimsby. Alfred Barnard, after having wisited 162 Whiskey disitilleries in Britain in order to publish a book, embarked on a similar tour on breweries, which resulted in the work, of which separate printings of certain chapters have been produced, usually for the owners and sharholders of the businesses. - What Grimsby had was certainly not a micro-brewery; the malt industry was impressive, with companies running their own steamers for barley import. No. 1 Malting 'is by far the largest of any malting floor that we have seen in the couse of our travels,' Barnard pays his respect on p. 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Paa Ski over Grønland. En skildring af Den Norske Grønlands-Ekspedition 1888-89. Med Illustrationer af A. Bloch, Th. Holmboe, Eiv. Nielsen og E. Werenskiold. Samt 4 farvelagte karter.

      Kristiania, H. Aschehoug & Co.s Forlag, 1890. XII + 704 s. Rikt illustrert. 4 foldede karter i farger. Orig. dekorert helsjirtinbd.. . Fint eks.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Wohl Musterbuch für Kindertaschentücher.

      O. O., ca. 1890.. 47 farbig bedruckte dünne Stoffe, jeweils auf Papier aufgewalzt. 23 Bll., ein Stoff auf hinterem Spiegel montiert. Die Stoffe jeweils 30 x 32 cm. Neuer HLdr. Ungewöhnliche Sammlung von bedruckten Stoffen, die wohl Muster für Kindertaschentücher waren. Die auf dünner Baumwolle gedruckten Illustrationen zeigen diverse Tätigkeiten und Spiele der Kinder, z. B. Reifendrehen, Fahrradfahren, Fußball- und Tennisspielen, Segeln etc.; dargestellt sind außerdem Szenen auf dem Bauernhof, Strand (4), Zirkus (4), Weihnachten (3), Osterhasen (4), die Arche Noah, 4 Illustrationen zu Rotkäppchen und 3 zum gestiefelten Kater. - Wenige Stoffe etwas fleckig, einige Stoffe mit mehr oder weniger starken Kritzeleien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Album of Original Watercolors & Pencil Drawings

      Np, Np 1890 - 30 x 25 cm. Late Victorian work, a scrapbook of a gifted amateur on coated stock, pencil drawings and water color sketches, plus a small number of mounted die cuts and prints. First page dedication on hand lettered, decorated English envelope, "To Mrs. Burton, XVII Heaton Road, Withington, Manchester. Watercolor drawings of seascapes and nautical context together with floral themes, all tasteful, reflecting a fine hand and eye. One page with a hand lettered poem by Brete-Harte with two watercolors -- ship entering and leaving a quay. Book label of J. Davis Miller, 23 Gordon Street, Glasgow. Minor rubbing to extremities. Orig. full black morocco decorated and lettered in gilt -- Isabella Wright 20th April 1878. Aeg. Very good [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Fort Assinniboine, Montana Collection of Photographs

      Set of seven albumen photographs of Fort Assinniboine, Montana taken from the 1870s to 1890. Only two photographs have H. G. Klenze imprints on verso, the rest are unmarked. All are mounted and measure between 9" x 5 ½" and 10" x 8" (including mounts) ; four mounts are dark brown with gilt edges, Klenze imprints are on two of these, and three mounts are buff, one with manuscript title underneath photo. Conditions range from good to very good. All photographs have light soiling and light wear to edges; some have light silvering; all mounts have light wear and creasing to all edges and moderate soiling and toning on verso; the corner of one mount is bent and has a 3" crease affecting photograph; a different photo/mount is missing the bottom right corner, including a 1" portion of the photo. Almost all images have good contrast and detail. Imprints read: "H. G Klenze. Post Photographer, Fort Assinniboine, M. T. Photographs of noted Indian Chiefs. Views of Western Scenery" and H. G Klenze. Photographer, Fort Assinniboine, M. T." Some of Klenze's earlier imprints state that he was successor to David F. Barry, a prolific photographer in the Dakota Territory. Photographs in this collection depict a square with officers' quarters on the right, enlisted men's quarters on the left, views showing the soldiers lined up in formation, armed with bayonets and rifles, relaxed scenes of soldiers posed on a stairway, and a sawmill located behind the officers' quarters. Like all military forts, the grounds and structures were continually rebuilt, with at least two time periods represented in these photographs. Four photographs represent the Fort when it had many whitewashed buildings and a boardwalk. The other three clearly represent a later time, likely 1880s to 1890s. The brick octagonal structure of the officers' quarters, located on the right side of one photograph is known to be built in 1880. The size and scale of Fort Assinniboine's military post and 220,000-acre military reservation established it as one of the most massive in the United States. At one time 750 officers, enlisted men and civilians resided at the post. "Between 1879 and 1903, Fort Assinniboine served as a key component of a national military strategy to secure the International Border with Canada with respect to an overall policy of intimidation and containment of Native American nations" (Montana State Historical Society). The Fort influenced national Indian policy, in particular the Cree, Metis, Blackfeet, and Sioux nations, and impacted the lifeways of those native populations. This is a historically important collection documenting the evolution of an important military base. .

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        In Darkest Africa

      New York: Scribner's, 1890 Two volumes. xv, 529 pp; xv, 472 pp. 6 etchings, 150 woodcut illustrations and maps, 2 facsimiles of pages from Stanley's notebooks, 2 large folding color maps mounted on linen. Original half dark brown morocco, vellum boards stamped in gilt. Some wear and soiling. Very good. EDITION DE LUXE, one of 250 large paper copies signed by Stanley. This beautiful production is superior in every respect, including the quality of the binding, the paper, and the illustrations, to the ordinary trade edition. Stanley, best remembered for finding Dr. Livingstone, was the greatest journalist-explorer of the nineteenth century. This book tells the harrowing story of his third expedition to central Africa, facing nearly insurmountable obstacles and dangers passing through the almost impenetrable jungle of the great Congo Forest. Stanley set off with 646 men but only 246 survived. The expedition helped lead to the foundation of British East Africa, and in along the way, the Ruwenzori mountain range and Lake Albert Edward Nyanza were discovered.

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        Crupi Friend Gloeden Taormina Women at the Fountain Large albumen ph. 1890c XL93

      1890 - Original vintage albumen photo mounted on original cardboard. "Taormina - Fontana del Duomo. Crupi n. 55". A fascinating picture from a Master of photography. Author: Giovanni Crupi. Year: 1890c. Size of the picture: 22,5x17 cm. Size of the cardboard 35x25 cm. Condition: Very good (see scan). Giovanni Crupi was born in Taormina in 1859, and so it is possible that he may have learnt the rudiments of photography as a young boy in the studio of Giuseppe Bruno. But recently unearthed information10 would suggest that 1885 is a more probable date for Crupi’s entry into the world of professional photography. In that year, he would seem to have begun working with the noble baron, who was still an amateur, and the author of photographs of such potency that they may have fascinated the younger man. Giovanni Crupi came from an affluent family (they owned various properties in the area of Cataratti, near Messina), and lived in a splendid villa called Mon Repos. He was wellknown locally and frequented the high society which came to pass the winter period in the mild climate of Taormina, above all in the entourage of the Lithuan, Baroness Stempel. Indeed, he married one of her household (whose surname was Kotzbue), and aquired great riches, though they did not last beyond the end of the century, when the photographic company he had founded failed. His archive of negatives was partially disposed of, and it is not unlikely that these negatives were purchased by von Gloeden with the intention of using them under his own name. Further study is required to ascertain the exact attribution of a number of images, portraits and genre scenes above all else, many of which are held by private and public collections, often displaying the credit of one or other of the two photographers. These subjects may well be inspired by the great aesthetic innovations which von Gloeden promoted, for there can be little doubt that Giovanni Crupi (who was a firm friend of von Gloeden, especially in his youth, accompanying the older man on his photographic excursions, and thus cementing a longstanding friendship) was inspired by him to set up a studio for himself in Taormina, and photograph as far afield as Messina, Palermo, Girgente, Syracuse and Pompei. In the year 1900, probably in an attempt to flee from his creditors and from the debts that he had accumulated, Giovanni Crupi set sail for Egypt, where he opened a studio in Heliopolis (about 10 kilometres north-east of Cairo), a town which was undergoing an urban and touristic revival thanks to the interest of the Belgian baron, Édouard Empain (who built himself a most unusual building there, based on the model of the Indo-Chinese temples of Angkor). Crupi resided in the African township for almost ten years, obtaining results of which we know very little, though we can be certain that he returned to Italy in the year 1910, bringing with him a collection of negative plates of exotic subjects, most of which are unknown today, except as heliogravure illustrations published in the 1920s. The studio of Crupi in via Teatro Greco in Taormina did not close, however, but was taken over by his brother-in-law, Francesco Galifi (Taormina 1865-1951), who specialised in Sicilian landscapes, not only making his own photographs, but also printing out negatives from the Crupi archive. These images, often extremely large in format, were sometimes printed using the outdated salted paper technique which had been popular in the period before 1860. Working with various publishing houses, many of these photographs appeared as illustrations in books and magazines. The Galifi-Crupi studio opened its main branch under the clock-tower in piazza S. Agostino, and Giovanni Crupi rejoined the enterprise on his return from Egypt (though he no longer took photographs). From the book “Sicilia Mitica Arcadia - Von Gloeden e la Scuola di Taormina” (italian-English text)

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      First edition on current paper.Binding in the bradel half vellum vellum style, smooth back adorned with triple gilded boxes and decorated with angles of gilded florets, marbled paper plates, preserved covers, gilded head, corners blunt, contemporary binding.Notes of a bibliophile covering all the guard compared to the first preserved cover plate.Some foxinges mainly affecting the first and last leaflets, shadows, some spots on the handwritten letter.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with a beautiful autograph letter, mounted on tab, 4 pages dated and signed by Louis de Grammont addressed to Villiers de l'Isle Adam in which he regrets that the writer of Axel has "fled the worries of the city "because against them" the countryside is your only asylum "and that the salons in which they participated both are" heartless without you "and" the house of Nina loses three quarters, not to say the five- sevenths of his charms ... "He encourages Villiers, in his exile," in his stay extramural "..." to bring him a tragedy altier, poignant, terrible and jester, where the grotesque elbows the scary,. .. a drama that finally cuts the whistle to the helpless and the envious ... Maison Quantin Paris 1890 15x20,5cm relié

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        In Darkest Africa: The official record of the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria; subscribers edition in twenty two parts

      London, Sampson Low, 1890 - Rare subscribers first edition on larger paper and enlarged with extra illustrations; 22 original monthly parts in their original illustrated cover; kept in three modern cloth boxes with title on spine in excellent condition; each part has its original advertising pages; the covers have been restored when necessary; This "de luxe" edition for subscribers only, published in 22 parts, contains 62 full page plates instead of 38 in the common first edition. There are 112 in text illustrations and 3 folding maps. the book's pages, intended for binding, are generally in very good conditions; a number of parts have on the margins of some pages light water stains; part 15 has darker stains on the margin on the last pages; complete with all maps and illustrations; a very rare set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Darkest Africa (Deluxe Full Leather Fine Binding)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890 Henry Morton Stanley's IN DARKEST AFRICA, 1890 1st impression of the 1st American edition, fully bound in leather, with all folding maps present in pockets in the back of each volume, no foxing, very rare as such. This deluxe binding is not to be found elsewhere for sale. This is a ONE-OF-A-KIND set of both volumes. The leather has had a restorative applied. The inner hinges are still strong, the outer rear hinge of volume 2 is fragile at the upper half. One map pocket at rear is splitting at the top (see photo). This is Stanley's most famous work, and is essential to any Africana collection.

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        Wild Life on a Tidal Water: The Adventures of a House-Boat and her Crew

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890 Hardback, gilt titles to spine. Rebound, probably in the mid 20th century in quarter green morocco with new end papers. xiii, 145pp. The book is complete with all 30 photogravure plates and the folding plan to the rear. No. 33 of a limited edition of only 500 copies. The boards are slightly bowed, more so the front board. There is some spotting to some of the tissue guards and a few of these spots are echoed on some of the plates. However they are generally clean. Later additional tissue guards have been loosely placed between the the original guards and the plates. Otherwise a rather splendid copy of a scarce book. (p18)

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        Recherches sur la Constitution des Spectra d'Émission des Éléments Chimiques. Kongl. SV. Vet. Akademiens Handlinger Band 23. No. II.

      Stockholm. Kongl. Boktryckeriet. P. A. Norstedt & Söner 1890 - 153 pages p. In this work Rydberg treats the empirical formulae governing the frequencies of spectral lines. With fine fine giftinscription on frontwrapper signed l'auteur (the author J.R.Rydberg) Soft binding, Frontwrapper loos and torn [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1890 - [FAN ALBUM]. MEIJI ERA WOODCUT FAN PRINTS FROM KYOTO. Albums of fan prints are an interesting genre. Created as marketing tools for deluxe fan makers, they are a compilation of a season's available designs, commissioned from some of the most eminent artists of the day. Once the season was over, the samples were sold - a very limited production. They have largely disappeared from the market, almost before anyone noticed how interesting they really are. This particular example has 58 prints in all - some signed, plus a number of unsigned and quite striking Neo-Rimpa designs, as well. One or two are dated to the late 1890s. Lovely printings and colors, generally good edgeworn condition, some of the prints are damaged, a few others are a bit foxed and browned. Sewn up at some point from loose prints.

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        Mandate for Change. The White House Years 1953 - 1956.

      with illustrations, 650 [32] p., Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag und Klarsichthülle, Schutzumschlag mit minimalen Randläsuren, sauberes und frisches Exemplar mit Echtheitszertifikat für die eigenhändige Unterschrift des 34. amerikanischen Präsidenten auf dem Vortitel, -Dwight Ike David Eisenhower (* 14. Oktober 1890 in Denison, Texas 28. März 1969 in Washington D.C.) war der 34. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (19531961) und Oberbefehlshaber der Alliierten Streitkräfte in Europa während des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

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      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1890. Large Paper Edition, #71/113. large 8vo., 367 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with gray paper boards, tan paper spine; some wear along hinges, primarily along tail, slight splitting along front and rear tail hinge, tape stain along front lower hinge; top edge of text block cut, others deckled; bookplate on front pastedown; rear pastedown has a tipped in slip from an auction house, dated 1907; second front free endpaper half-detached; MA consignment; shelved case 14. Dupont.

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        The Firm of Girdlestone - A Romance of the Unromantic.

      - London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. Small 8vo, viii, 399pp. Polished red calf extra, gilt-panelled backstrip, all edges gilt, original cloth upper cover bound in. A fine binding by Bayntun, in fine condition. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Conan Doyle on the title-page: "With the author's compliments and thanks". A lovely copy of the first book Doyle wrote, which was his fourth published book following on the success of "A Study in Scarlet". Doyle reputedly had an aversion to inscribing his books, especially the Sherlock Holmes titles, and, as here, very rarely even signed with his name, preferring "from the author" on the rare occasions he did inscribe a book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung von 30 eigenh. Briefen mit U.

      Salzburg, Czernowitz und Hamburg, 18.X.1881-24.II.1890. - Zusammen 46 SS. Meist 4to. Inhaltsreiche Briefe an den Musikverleger und Künstleragenten Gustav Lewy in Wien. Nach Engagements in Brünn und Prag will Dellinger, seit einigen Monaten in Salzburg, nun "absolut nicht mehr bleiben" - zumal er einsehe, "daß 2 Kapellmeister hier in Salzburg ganz überflüssig sind. Zu was ist ein Operncapellmeister da, wenn keine Opern gegeben werden?" (Br. v. 18.X. 1881) - und bittet Lewy, ob dieser ihm nicht andernorts eine Stelle verschaffen könne. Durch dessen Vermittlung nach Czernowitz gelangt, "erlaube ich mir Ihnen über das hiesige Theater etwas zu berichten. Bis jetzt wurden unter meiner Leitung: Boccaccio, Glocken [.] gegeben [.]" (Br. v. 29.XI. 1881). 1883 kam der in Graslitz (Böhmen) geborene Dellinger schließlich an das 1858 gegründete Carl Schultze-Theater in Hamburg, wo er fast zehn Jahre tätig sein sollte. Aus dieser Zeit stammen auch die meisten Briefe, in denen Dellinger Ausführliches über seine Tätigkeit daselbst zu berichten weiß. Unterm 17. August 1884 etwa schreibt er dem Verleger: "Hören Sie und staunen Sie! Der Bettelstudent soll in Mexiko in spanischer Sprache aufgeführt werden [.] [Der hiesige Consul] bat mich an Sie zu schreiben, wegen Aufführung, Partitur u. Buch [.]"; am 13. März 1887 etwa notiert er: "Gestern Abend hatten wir Premiere des Vice admirals. Seit ich hier in Hamburg bin, hatte ich noch kein solch’ Premierenpublikum gesehen, wie das gestrige. Das Gros des Publikums war Opposition [.]". - Neben Werken anderer sind es freilich auch eigene Werke, über die Dellinger - der in Hamburg zu komponieren begonnen hatte - mit Lewy korrespondiert, so etwa über seine erste Operette ‘Don Cesar’, die - 28. März 1885 in Hamburg uraufgeführt - Dellingers Ruhm begründete und die ihm u. a. auch in den USA zu reüssieren verhalf: "Cesar hat hier einen wirklich großen Erfolg errungen, in künstlerischer wie in pekuniärer Hinsicht [.]" (Br. v. 17.IV. 1885). Über die im Jahr darauf uraufgeführte ‘Lorraine’ etwa teilt er dem interessierten Verleger mit, daß er sie bislang "nur für Amerika u. England verkauft habe [.]" (Br. v. 1.VIII. 1886). - Nach diesen für Dellinger so produktiven wie erfolgreichen Jahren in Hamburg wurde der mit der Operettensängerin Anna Maria Eppich (1864-1919) verheiratete Künstler nach Dresden verpflichtet, wo er 1910 im Alter von 53 Jahren geistig umnachtet sterben sollte. "Die Wiener Operettenklassik endete mit dem Schaffen von Dellinger. Allein mit seinem einmaligen Ständchen ‘Komm’ herab, o Madonna Teresa’ (‘Don Cesar’) errang er Weltgeltung und Unvergänglichkeit [.]" (MGG XV, 1751). - Gustav Lewy (1824-1901) hatte lt. ÖBL die älteste Theateragentur Österreichs betrieben. - Einige der Briefe mit gedr. Briefkopf. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE 1890 - - Exemplaire d'ALFRED GRANDIDIER (2 envois affectueux), EDITION ORIGINALE. - 3 Volumes grands in-quarto bien complets. - 1890 et 1894 pour l'Hydrologie, PARIS, IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE. - Volume GEOLOGIE 1990 : Envoi sur le 1er Plat, "A Monsieur Grandidier, Membre de l'Institut. Hommage affectueux de l'auteur. Signé G. Rolland" 276 pages avec carte figures et tableaux. - Volume HYDROLOGIE 1994 : Envoi sur le 1er Plat, "A Monsieur Grandidier, Membre de l'Institut. Hommage d'affectueux respects, signé G. Rolland". 425 p. dont 5 figures dans le texte, dont planche dépliante h. t. Non coupé. - Volume d'ATLAS comprenant 31 planches cf Table. NB 28 et 28 suite en une seule planche comprenant bien les 22 figures demandées. Il n'y a dont que 30 planches matériellement. Travaux de vers sur quelques planches. TRES PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE AYANT APPARTENU AU GEOGRAPHE GRANDIDIER. -- Alfred GRANDIDIER, explorateur et naturaliste français, 1836/1921. Il part à Zanzibar puis à l'île de La Réunion pour se reposer. En 1865, il découvre Madagascar qu'il visite avec Auguste Lantz. Il se consacre dès lors à l'étude de l'île et y fait de fréquents séjours avec le soutien du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle de Paris et de la Société de géographie. Les travaux d'Alfred Grandidier attirent l'attention du gouvernement français sur cette île qu'il allait annexer. Il conseille de nombreux explorateurs de l’île et assiste Joseph Gallieni lors de la conquête de l’île. Il est élu à l'Académie des sciences en 1885 et est président de la Société de géographie de 1901 à 1905. --- Georges ROLLAND, Polytechnicien, 1852 à Paris/1910 à Gorcy en Meurthe-et-Moselle, est un géologue, explorateur français originaire de Lorraine. Il relance le débat sur le sujet et propose quatre tracés qui correspondent aux provinces algériennes et à la Tunisie, les tracés occidentaux menant au Niger par le Touat et les tracés orientaux, au Tchad par le Hoggar. Sa carte géologique du Sahara au 1/8 000 000, en 1891, supplante celle d'Auguste Pomel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Crupi Salt print Castagno 100 cavalli Sant'Alfio Mount Etna Catania 1890 32x42cm

      1890 - The Hundred Horse Chestnut Author: Giovanni Crupi (ink stamp on the back) Large original vintage salt print unmounted Crupi and Von Gloeden utilized this ancient printing technique for artistic purposes in 1890. Size of the whole sheet: 32x42 cm Size of the image: 27x37 cm The Hundred Horse Chestnut is the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world. Located on Linguaglossa road in Sant'Alfio, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna in Sicily — only 8 km (5.0 mi) from the volcano's crater — it is generally believed to be 2,000 to 4,000 years old (4,000 according to the botanist Bruno Peyronel from Turin). It is a Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa, family Fagaceae). Guinness World Records has listed it for the record of "Greatest Tree Girth Ever", noting that it had a circumference of 57.9 m (190 ft) when it was measured in 1780. Above-ground the tree has since split into multiple large trunks, but below-ground these trunks still share the same roots. The tree's name originated from a legend in which a queen of Aragon and her company of one hundred knights, during a trip to Mount Etna, were caught in a severe thunderstorm. The entire company is said to have taken shelter under the tree. (From Wikipedia)

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        The Decline and Fall of the British Empire or The Witch's Cavern.

      London: Trischler & Company, 1890 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine and front cover in gilt, floral endpapers. Spine ends slightly creased, tips lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, presentation copy. This copy is inscribed by the author "To E. G. Wallington, with the author's compliments" on the half-title. Although it states "second thousand" on the title page, no copies of the first thousand UK editions have been found. Bleiler 791. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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