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        Photographie ancienne enfants et jeunes filles carnaval fête costumée

      Photographie ancienne (vers 1890-1900) dont le sujet est des plus étrange et étonnant : Fête costumée regroupant 15 personnages dont de nombreux enfants, des jeunes filles, une jeune femme, un garcon ? (costumé en démon ?), on notera une fileuse de laine (bergère) qui pourrait indiquer une provenance régionale que nous n'avons cependant su déterminer. La photographie n'est pas située, aucun cachet de photographe. Le carton est vierge au dos comme le montre la photo. Est-ce un carnaval ? une fête locale ? une cérémonie ? La composition est très jolie et le tirage très ne. Exceptionnelle photographie ancienne aux dimensions impressionnantes pour une tirage de cette époque : Dimensions 28 x 23 cm, collées sur un support cartonné d'époque (29,5 cm x 23,5 cm avec le carton) Très bon état. Voir photos (dont photos de détails).

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        Autograph letter signed ("Johann Orth"). [London], 1. II. 1890.

      1890. Large 8vo. 2 pp. After renouncing his ties with the Imperial family, Johann Orth purchased a captain's license and bought the British barque "Saint Margaret" in January 1890. Together with his recently wedded wife and the entire crew, he got caught in a storm while sailing along Cape Horn on the night of 20 to 21 July and sank; neither he nor the crew was never heard from again. This fine letter (addressed to Anton Weissenböck, the manager of Castle Orth) gives detailed information as to which objects had been found aboard the "Saint Margaret": "all the silverware, china and glasswares, as much kitchenware as strictly necessary for the preparation of fine dinners for eight persons, 3 tablecloths for 12 persons, 8 tablecloths for 6 persons, 9 tablecloths for 4 persons; 20 small, grey napkins, 17 sheets, 18 pillowcases, 32 towels; bottles of wine: champagne 31, Hochheimer Dechantei 6, Hochheimer 10, Issan 10, Johannisberger 8, Madeira 3, Sherry 10, Muskat 4, Julien 14, Chablis 10, Rücksheimer 8, Vöslauer 42, Grinzinger 74, Larose 4, Julien 3, Oporto 1, Runkelsteiner 2; liqueurs: all; my white flannel trousers; my gun with bullets (green paper cartridges - not the brass ones) [...]". - On stationery with printed letterhead "Morley's Hotel, Trafalgar Square"; adhesive tape in the centerfold.

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        Principles of Economics

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. Vol. I [all published]. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, burgundy endpapers. Ownership inscription of Daniel Bell to head of half title, with occasional ink side-ruling and marginalia. Leaf edges lightly toned; an excellent copy. First edition. Marshall's Principles, the first full version of his theories covering consumer demand, the supply of the agents of production ? land, labour, and capital ? the relationship between demand and supply and the creation of value, and the distribution of this value between the agents of production, proved to be one of the most influential and widely read economics treatises ever published. It went through eight editions in quick order. Marshall's Principles cannot readily be regarded as a radical manifesto but rather as the great work of "Neoclassical Economics", probably the clearest general statement of that particular school. "At the time of his death", J. M. Keynes wrote in the DNB, "he was recognised as the father of economic science as it then existed in England." The first edition is rare.

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        The Dongzhimen Gate of the Beijing City Wall, a Camel Caravan and at least 6 buttresses of the City Wall of Beijing.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, gelatine silver print, 20,2 x 26,6 cm. KEYWORDS:china/photo/peking

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        Immigrant?s Postcard Album

      St. Louis, 1890s to 1910s. Leather postcard album titled, Grüße aus der Ferne (Greetings from Afar) with 50 leaves containing a total of 200 postcards primarily from Germany and Austria-Hungary with a few from Italy, Russia, and Switzerland. The album has some wear but is in nice shape overall. Almost all of the postcards are postally used and in nice shape. The name and address of the owner are written on the front flyleaf. This is a superb collection of German and Austrian postcards celebrating holidays, events, the military, and travel. Some of its highlights include * A demonic Krampus lifting French and Russian soldiers by the scruffs of their neck; * Several pig and clover New Year?s cards; * A New Year?s card showing a man firing a pistol in the air as two women cover their ears; * Several Easter cards with anthropomorphic bunnies and chicks; * A Christmas tree being decorated by dwarfs; * Three cards from the Exposition Universelle de 1900 in Paris, one showing the Eiffel Tower; * Kaiser Wilhelm on horseback reviewing troops; * Several Emperor Franz Josef cards; * A patriotic card showing ancient Germanic warriors; * Event cards for agricultural, industrial, and craft expositions; * A card for a hunting festival showing men and women in traditional hunting clothes; * Several humorous cards including an anthropomorphic Hippo gondolier and babies sitting amongst anthropomorphic mushrooms: * A Russo-Japanese War card with illustrations of soldiers from both countries, and * An advertising card for the Nordsee-Linie-Hamburg. Other cards include dogs, horses, pretty young women, children, a fencer, the renowned opera singer Geraldine Farrar, ships, currency, the physician-poet Justinus Kerner, the famous economist Ferdinand von Steinbeis, and ?Grüße aus? cards from cities and towns throughout central Europe. This album and most of the postcards were apparently brought to the United States as a reminder of family, friends, and the home he left behind by Umrath when he emigrated from Prague via Hamburg in 1908 and settled in St. Louis, Missouri where he became a sales manager for the Steiner Electric Company, which manufactured meat choppers and coffee mills. No doubt this album was a comforting piece of the old country for Otto as he made a new life in America, and, as such, I hope that it remains intact, although that is doubtful as many of these cards would sell on for $20 to $100, and some, like the Krampus card (which does not have a red background and satirically portends the coming of World War One) could easily bring several hundred. Priced to sell at $5/card.

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        Vintage photographic portrait

      1890 - VON GLOEDEN, Wilhelm. Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Sicilian youth. [Taormina, Sicily], circa 1890. Original albumen photograph, measuring 4-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches, mat size 8 by 11 inches. $1500.Vintage head-and-shoulders portrait in profile of a Sicilian youth in headdress."Over 80 percent of Von Gloeden's photographs were circulated through traditional postcards, magazines and advertisements. In Germany, his work could be found in "˜health and physique' magazines. Britain used hundreds of his draped studies as advertising for "˜romantic Mediterranean vacations' in travel magazines" (W.B. Nally), or they "masqueraded as artists' models" (Frizot, 271). "Von Gloeden was one of the earliest gay photographers of the male nude. His best known images"" those enormously popular among the Victorians"" depict nude boys in garlands or scant robes acting out Homeric themes; but many of his other images, which once totaled over 3,000, are [simply] elegant studies of the male body" (Jason Goldman). It has been estimated that at least two-thirds of Von Gloeden's negatives were destroyed by Mussolini, who considered them objectionable. This head-and-shoulders portrait in profile is posed in the classical manner, with eyes looking upward. See McDarrah, 515. Small surface abrasion to left margin (not affecting subject), minor creasing to corners. Near-fine condition. Scarce.

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        Lectures Notes from Courses on Agency and Partnership Taught by Prof.

      1890. Lecture Notes Compiled by a Student at the University of Michigan Law School in 1890-1891 [Manuscript]. [Lieghley, I.A.]. [Wells, William P (1831-1891)]. [Lectures Notes from Courses on Agency and Partnership Taught by Prof. Wells]. [Ann Arbor, October 3, 1890-March 4, 1891]. 161 [i.e. 191] pp. Quarto (9" x 6"). Quarter cloth over pebbled paper. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing with some wear to extremities, hinges cracked, binding still intact. Light toning to interior, content in clear hand to rectos and versos of pp. 1-186, occasional annotations to final 28 leaves, including an index, additional annotations to endleaves, newspaper obituary of Prof. Wells affixed to rear endleaf. * This notebook offers an opportunity to "audit" two courses taught at the University of Michigan in the early 1890s by one of its leading professors. These appear to be notes taken in class. Lieghley added an index at a later point. The notes indicate the durability of the lecture format at Michigan, but with some influence from the new case-method system. Lieghley signed the front pastedown and noted his membership in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The lower part of the page contains a note stating the date of Professor Wells's death. Wells, the Kent Professor of Law, taught at the university from 1874 to 1891. After Thomas M. Cooley, he was the most distinguished member of Michigan's faculty in the late nineteenth century. Little is known about Lieghley. Martindale directories from 1890s and early 1900s indicate that he had a private practice in Detroit.

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        Revue d'hypnologie théorique et pratique. Dans ses rapports avec la psychologie, les maladies mentales et nerveuses

      1890 - 11 (sur 12) numéros, 384 Paris, Georges Carré, 1890, in-8, 11 (sur 12) numéros, 384 pages en numérotation continue, 6 planches, brochés, couvertures d'origine, chemise et étui modernes, Seule année parue de la Revue d'hypnologie, qui prit le relais de l'Encéphale (1881-1889) et qui deviendra, dès l'année 1891, les Annales de psychiatrie et d'hypnologie (1891-1895). Ensemble complet des 6 planches, dont 4 donnent des photographies de Georges Luys (1870-1953), fils de Jules-Bernard Luys ; soit les trois "groupes de fascinés" de la Charité (deux des photographies sont reproduites en héliogravure) et une planche figurant deux sujets, chacun dans son état normal et dans son état de fascination. La dernière photographie de fascinés a très probablement servi au peintre Paul Moreau de Tours, fils du célèbre médecin aliéniste Jacques-Joseph Moreau de Tours, comme modèle pour son tableau Les fascinés de la Charité, conservé au musée de Reims. Certains de ces clichés paraîtrons, la même année, dans les Leçons cliniques sur les principaux phénomènes de l'hypnotisme, dont la planche n° 2, "Premier groupe de fascinés en catalepsie" (février 1890). Sans le n° 8 du mois d'août. Le n° 9, qui porte "août", correspond en fait au mois de septembre. Contributions des docteurs Guimbail, de Granchamps, Moreau, Descourtis, Hément, Mabille, Hammond, Delage, Wecker, Reichenbach, Klippel, Kjellberg, Foyeau de Courmelles, Burckardt et L. Laloy. Au "Programme" de cette revue (n° 1), Luys annonce avoir voulu fonder un "journal militant", "servant de point de ralliement à toute une série de travailleurs libres et indépendants", comptant bien attirer autour de lui "tout ce qui touche au système nerveux, considéré, soit dans son état de fonctionnement physiologique, soit dans les différents modalités pathologiques, qu'il peut présenter. - Nous pensons ainsi créer une sorte d'Encyclopédie neurologique". Pour la société savante de l'époque, comme en témoigne la nécrologie de Luys dans le Bulletin de l'Académie de Médecine (1897), le neurologue s'est surtout "quelque peu égaré sans doute en ce dédale obscur de phénomènes complexes" que représentent ses "recherches curieuses sur l'hypnotisme et la suggestion". Jules-Bernard Luys (1828-1897), nommé médecin-chef à la Charité en 1886, entame à ce moment la partie la plus controversée de sa carrière en créant sa propre école de recherches sur l'hystérie, dite "École de la Charité". Aux côté de l'occultiste Gérard d'Encausse, mieux connu sous le nom de Papus, il se livre à une série d'expériences extravagantes d'hypnotisme thérapeutique. Influencé par Charcot, il embrasse cette voie avec une ardeur toute particulière et d'autant plus étonnante qu'il avait d'abord manifesté un véritable scepticisme à l'égard de l'hypnose et des manifestations théâtrales de l'hystérie. Plus que Charcot, Luys s'est appuyé sur la photographie pour rendre au public ses travaux. Il inventa, pour l'usage de ses séances, différents systèmes de miroirs destinés à faire entrer plusieurs patients en même temps dans un état hypnotique. Les "fascinés" reproduisaient après coup, sous l'objectif du photographe, l'état dans lequel ils se trouvaient au moment de ces séances. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("B. v. Suttner"). Harmannsdorf bei Eggenburg, 7. XI. 1890.

      1890. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An Mauritz Boheman (1858-1908), den schwedischen Übersetzer Ihres Erfolgsromans "Die Waffen nieder", mit der Bitte, sich beim Schwedischen Verleger für die Zahlung eines Autorenhonorars von 200 Mark einzusetzen: "[...] Daß zwischen Skandinavien und Deutschland (leider!) keine Convention besteht, weiß ich ganz gut, und eben deshalb ist meine Forderung so gering gestellt. Daß aber Broström mir gegenüber rechtlich verpflichtet ist, wird wohl niemand bestreiten können. Seine Anfrage um meine Bedingungen und besonders der Umstand, daß durch seine Herausgabe ich um das Honorar gebracht worden bin, das mir Blädel [?] (der sich nur in Folge der angezeigten Konkurrenzausgabe zurückzog) gern gezahlt hätte, alles dies konstituiert eine Verbindlichkeit, die außerhalb der Litteratur- aber jedenfalls innerhalb der Redlichkeits-Gesetze liegt. Würde ich mir eine solche Rechtsverletzung gefallen lassen, so wäre dies auch ein Unrecht; ich bin daher entschlossen, in der Sache nicht nachzugeben und - da Broström meine höflichen Briefe unbeantwortet ließ - den Fall der Oeffentlichkeit zu übergeben [...]". - Ein Blatt mit Spuren eines alten Tesafilmstreifens am oberen Rand.

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        Villiers de l'Isle Adam

      Librairie de l'art indépendant 1890 - - Librairie de l'art indépendant, Paris 1890, 16x24,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'a été tiré que 50 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Stéphane Mallarmé à son ami François Nys : "A monsieur Nys très sympathiquement." Notre exemplaire est enrichi, en frontispice, d'un portrait gravé de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam par Marcellin Desboutin tiré en sanguine, que ce dernier a dédicacé à François Nys. Ce portrait, qui sera repris dans la seconde édition de 1892, n'est pas présent dans tous les exemplaires du tirage de tête. Deux très claires et légères mouillures sans gravité en marges de la première et dernière gardes, deux petites déchirures marginales sur les plats. Cette étude est issue d'une série de conférences que Mallarmé donna en Belgique et en France à la mort de celui qui fut l'"une des grandes amitiés de sa vie". Bertrand Marchal, dans son essai sur Mallarmé, décrit cette conférence comme "une des grandes oraisons funèbres de notre littérature ; elle est aussi, avec le texte sur Rimbaud, l'une de ces biographies paradoxales où Mallarmé récuse le sens ordinaire de ce que l'on nomme la vie ; elle est évidemment le témoignage d'une amitié parfaite entre l'auteur d'Hérodiade et celui d'Isis. Elle est tout cela, mais elle n'est pas que cela. A travers l'évocation de la destinée exemplaire de Villiers, dans ce discours porté par l'émotion la plus haute, une méditation sur l'acte d'écrire et sur sa signification métaphysique, historique et politique. 'Sait-on ce que c'est qu'écrire ?' ". François Nys, Anversois d'origine, est l'imprimeur de la Société internationale des aquafortistes (S.I.A.) fondée en 1869 par Félicien Rops. Passé par de prestigieuses maisons parisiennes comme celle d'Auguste Delâtre puis Alfred Cadart, il est choisi par Rops pour la grande qualité de ses tirages. Ensemble, ils contribuent de manière magistrale au renouveau de l'eau-forte originale, désormais libérée de l'héritage romantique, et attirent à eux de nombreux graveurs de talent dont Félix Bracquemond, Adrien de Witte ou Marcellin Desboutin, qui dédicace ici son portrait de Villiers à Nys. Mais, en dépit de l'étendue de l'œuvre accomplie (exposition rétrospective, édition de 12 superbes portfolios), les difficultés financières finissent par avoir raison de leur enthousiasme et Nys quitte la Belgique en 1877. De retour à Paris, gagnant l'admiration des milieux symbolistes - dont celle de Mallarmé -, il travaille toujours comme imprimeur mais aussi comme libraire chez A. Quantin. Les cinq exemplaires sur Japon ont tous été répertoriés, le n°1 est dédicacé à Picard, un autre appartenait à André Gide, le présent exemplaire, n°3, enrichi du portrai,t comporte l'envoi à François Nys, le n°4 est sans envoi, et le dernier est agrémenté d'une dédicace à Tausserat. Cette dédicace à Nys sur l'un des très rares Japon témoigne de la haute estime que porte à l'imprimerie l'auteur du premier poème typographique de la littérature française : Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira jamais le hasard. Très rare et agréable exemplaire réunissant quelques-uns des plus grands noms de l'art du livre fin-de-siècle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition consisting of a reprint of the "Today Journal", one of five numbered copies on Imperial Japan, deluxe edition. Signed autograph of Stéphane Mallarmé: "A gentleman Nys very sympathetically." Our copy is enriched frontispiece and like all copies of the deluxe edition, a portrait of Villiers de l'Isle-Adam by Debordier he dedicated it to Nys. Two very clear and light waterstains minor margins in the first and last guards, a small marginal tear on the second flat. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Signed photograph of British Big Band leader William Henry (Debroy) Somers

      London: circa 1930s-. Original photograph. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. "To Harry " William Henry (Debroy) Somers (1890-1952) In the galaxy of stars in the firmament of British dance bands in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, none shone more brightly than that of Debroy Somers, an engaging and handsome fellow with a brilliant musical talent. He rose to become a giant in the big dance band era as a lyricist, composer, musical arranger and band leader. He played every instrument in the band with proficiency and, according to one commentator, was 'an absolute master of the oboe, cor anglais, piano, harp, clarinet, saxophone and xylophone'. In the circumstances of his life and upbringing, this is not surprising. This is Harry Bacon, the preeminent London shirtmaker and the brother of Max Bacon. Before becoming a character actor, Max Bacon was one of the most significant drummers in Britain during the 1920s and 30s. He wrote Max on "Swing" (1934).

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        [LEMAIRE (Madeleine)]. Flirt. Illustré par Madame Madeleine Lemaire.

      Paris, Boussod, Valadon, 1890. fort volume grand in-4, 213pp.-3ff.-2ff. blancs. Bradel demi-maroquin havane, coins, pièce de titre verte, non rogné, couverture conservée. (Reliure de l'époque). Premier tirage des fines illustrations en bandeaux et hors-texte de Madeleine Lemaire. Cette artiste née dans le Var en 1845, morte à Paris en 1928, devint célèbre pour ses talents de peintre de fleurs. Élève de Mad. Herbelin, puis de Chaplin, elle débuta au Salon de 1864. - (Carteret V, p.106). - Un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon, contenant 3 suites des illustrations : une imprimée en camaïeu sur satin crème ; une en camaïeu sur Whatman ; une en bistre sur Japon. Le faux-titre est enrichi d'une aquarelle originale signée de l'artiste, représentant un bouquet de fleurs. - Quelques petites taches claires sur la reliure.

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        "Ehrfurchtsvoller Glückwunsch". [Wien, um 1890].

      1890. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelbogen. Goldgehöhter Vordruck. Gr.-Folio. Direktor J. N. Fuchs und zahlreiche Mitglieder der Wiener Hofmusikkapelle statten zu einem nicht ermittelten Anlass einen "ehrfurchtsvollen Glückwunsch" ab. Unter den insgesamt 34 Zeichnenden finden sich neben dem Kapellmeister selbst Richard Baumgärtel, Carl Bruckner, Julius Egghard, Ferdinand Hellmesberger, Rudolf Siebert, Franz Weber, Johann Nepomuk Zoczek etc.

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        Società italiana per le strade ferrate del Mediterraneo: Servizio delle costruzioni: Linea Avellino - Rocchetta Melfi: Tronco S. Angelo - Conza: Tratta tra le progressive 6802000 e 7651803: Tipi di esecuzione.

      AA.VV, 1890. Lotto composto da 70 pezzi d'epoca dei quali 56 elaborati progettuali in copia d'epoca da originale a china anche di notevole estensione (oltre i 4 metri) e 14 pubblicazioni a stampa. Contiene le seguenti planimetrie: (1) 3a tratta fra le prog. 66600 e 69700: Profilo longitudinale: 150x31 cm; (2) 3a tratta: Planimetra generale: 150x31 cm; (3) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 350 al N. 400: Scala 1:200: 31x82 cm; (4) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 491 al N. 450: Scala 1:200: 31x82 cm; (5) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 451 al N. 468: Scala 1:200: 31x83 cm; (6) Muro di sottoscarpa fra le prog. 67147.00-67231.00: Tombino della luce di m. 100 alla progr. 6721300: Cartella N. 7: Variante: 248x31 cm; (7) Variante fra le prog. 67130-67606: Tombino di luce m 100 progr. 6735222: 83x31 cm; (8) Sottopassaggio di luce m. 200 prog.e 6744759: 100x31 cm; (9) Tombino di luce m. 080 alla prog.a 6755959: Passo a Livello alla progressiva 6757359: Casello semplice alla progres.a 6757859: 126x31 cm; (10) Tombino della luce di m 100 alla 6733600: 82x31 cm; (11) Tombino di luce m. 080 alla prog.a 6755500: Passo a Livello alla progressiva 6756900: Casello semplice alla progres.a 6757400: 126x31 cm; (12) Sottopassaggio di luce m. 300 alla prog.a 6800800: 82x31 cm; (13) Ponte di luce m. 800 sul torrente Secalizza alla prog.a 6828940: 104x31 cm; (14) Tombino di luce m. 100 alla prog.a 6858060: 96x31 cm; (15) Casello alla prog. 6876340: 62x31 cm; (16) Muro di rivestimento tra le progr. 6939200 e 6981700: 230x31 cm; (17) Tombino di luce m. 060 alla prog. 6928300: 90x31 cm; (18) Ponte a travata metallica di luce m.ri 300 sui Torrenti S. Angelo e Boccanova alla 69546: 138x31 cm; (19) Tombino di luce m. 080 alla prog.a 6968000: 83x31 cm; (20) Sezioni normali della strada: 61x31 cm; (21) Coronamenti delle opere d'arte speciali: Scala 1:20: 104x31 cm; (22) Coronamenti delle opere d'arte: 82x31 cm; (23) Tipo dei parapetti in ferro: 91x31 cm; (24) Casa cantoniera: 268x31 cm; (25) Casello: 167x31 cm UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1890 ca. 31 ...

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, c.1890. 15 volumes, octavo (173 x 119 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations. Endpapers and binder's blanks a little browned, some minor wear to a few board edges and a headcap overall an excellent set. The Charles Dickens edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        Portrait photograpy signed ("Ghazi Osman Pacha"). No place, ca. 1890.

      1890. Albumen print on cardboard (140 x 218 mm). Includes calling card "Ghazi Osman Pacha" in Ottoman and Latin script. A portrait in parade uniform by "Abdullah Frères, Constantinople et Caire". Somewhat duststained, inscribed on reverse: "Georges S. Aznavour / 83 Rue Cazandji Péra".

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        Yakumo no Chigiri

      1890 - EISEN, Tomioka. Yakumo no Chigiri. Tokyo, circa 1890. Tall octavo, original cloth and paper boards, accordion-style binding. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7800.Early printing of this 19th-century Japanese color woodblock print "pillow book," graphically depicting erotic material, complete with 12 exceptional double-page full-color woodblock prints (each 13 by 9-1/2 inches) by celebrated Meiji era artist Tomioka Eisen.The art of shunga-erotic Japanese woodblock prints-flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries, reaching its greatest artistic heights in the capital city of Edo (Tokyo), and were most frequently sold as albums (enpon). "Pillow books" were often given to new brides or newly wed couples. While some of the most celebrated artists of the day created enpon as a highly lucrative supplement to their income, the government forbade their sale, resulting in some secrecy. Consequently, such albums are often not signed, as here. These prints, featuring men and women in various erotic positions, are exquisitely detailed and in a rainbow of colors (with each different color necessitating a different woodblock). They were created by celebrated 19th century woodblock print artist Tomioka Eisen. This volume, Yakumo no Chigiri ("Poetic Intercourse") is one of Eisen's most notable. "Although at a distance of almost a century and with a style and a poetic language by now quite old, we are therefore in front of a trial of subtle and allusive eroticism for certain verses similar to that of Utamaro" (Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan, 168). Illustrations vivid and bright, with only most minor creasing, near-fine. Contemporary binding very good with light rubbing and minor expert repair to folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1890 1st ed Her Majesty’s Navy Great Britain Military Naval Illustrated 3v SET

      London: J.S. Virtue & Co., [1890]. - 1890 1st ed Her Majesty’s Navy Great Britain Military Naval Illustrated 3v SET An incredible 1st edition complete set of Charles Rathbone Low’s Her Majesty’s Navy which includes brilliant color portrait engravings and views. Charles Rathbone Low (1837 – 1918) served as a Lieutenant in the Indian Navy. We find this same complete 1st edition set for sale elsewhere for nearly $1,300! Main author: Charles Rathbone Low Title: Her Majesty's navy : including its deeds and battles Published: London: J.S. Virtue & Co., [1890]. Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Complete 3-volume set • Decorative, color illustrated binding • Color illustrations including portraits and illustrated title pages • 46 engraved plates, including: o Duke of Edinburgh o Prince George of Wales o And many more FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding; Pages: complete with all xi + 348 + vii + 352 + vii + 352 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London: J.S. Virtue & Co., [1890]. Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 23cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $599 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Her Majesty's Navy Three volumes

      London: J. S. Virtue & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. [1890]. First Edition. Hardcover. Two plates missing in Volume I. Gutters broken at endpapers on all volumes. Spines faded. A few marks to boards. Several small 1/4" tears and chips to cloth at ends of spine and edges of boards. 1/2" chips to cloth at corners of Volume II. Larger 2/3" circular chip to spine cloth on Volume II. Plates fairly clean, many with two or three spots of foxing to the margins. Tissue guards present to plates. Overall a reasonably attractive set in the original cloth, but lacking 2 of the 43 plates.; No date [c. 1890]. Three volumes. 41 only of 43 chromolithograph plates + 3 chromolithograph title page vignettes. (Two plates missing from Volume I). Illustrated blue cloth boards. Decorative gilt "rope" lettering on front boards. All page edges gilt. Page dimensions: 277 x 214mm.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Magcian's Tour

      Donohue, Henneberry & CO, Chicago (Deaborn Series), 1890. in12 carré broché, couverture illustrée ( La quatrième de couverture est une publicité illustrée.), deuxième edition du texte du plus grand magicien américain du XIXeme. Illustrations in-texto. Un manque en bas et au coin supérieur du premier plat, manques aux coiffes, papier cassant et bruni

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        Etudes d'Histoire Religieuse. [ Exemplaire de l'auteur annoté et corrigé de sa main ]

      Ouvrage accompagné des photographies de cinq pages des manuscrits de Florence et de 68 Lettres de Poggio Bracciolini, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane mauve, Ernest Thorin, Paris, 1890, 419 pp. Exemplaire unique annoté et corrigé par l'auteur (avec 4 ff. manuscrits insérés). Né à Saint Pierre de la Martinique le 25 octobre 1831, Polydore Hochart effectua ses études au collège royal de Bordeaux. Agrégé du secondaire, il rentre dans la carrière des armements maritimes, avant de se retirer des affaires en 1877 pour s'adonner entièrement aux études littéraires et historiques. Il s'agit ici de l'importante suite à son oeuvre principale, contestant l'authenticité des Annales de Tacite et l'attribuant au Pogge. Bon exemplaire enrichi de nombreuses annotations, de pièces manuscrites ou dactylographiées contrecollées, ou de feuillets insérés en fin d'ouvrage. Nous disposons par ailleurs des autres ouvrages de Polydore Hochart annotés de sa main (liste disponible sur demande)

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        Les Habitués des Prisons de Paris

      Lyon & Paris: Storck & G. Masson, 1890. First edition. 8vo, xi, 616 [5] pp. Illustrated with two folding plates, 79 drawings in the text, and five plates following the text, three of which are photographic and feature 11 portraits of prisoners. Bound in half crushed red morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands at the spine, and title and two florets in gilt. Ex-Libris Albert Briére, governer of Annam (central Vietnam) from 1891-1897, with his engraved bookplate to ffep and rubberstamp to lower margin of the title plate. First edition of this landmark work of criminology focused upon those incarcerated in the prisons of Paris, by an early and prominent disciple of Lacassagne. Laurent was a central figure in the expansion of criminology as a discipline with which to approach the visual art and literature of the underworld during the fin du siecle. One of the main motivations of his work was a fear of, and urge to understand literary and cultural decadence, and his works are valuable for documenting the arts of prisoners, homosexuals, and the mad. Chapter 23 of the present work is an important early text on the tattoos of prisoners, and includes 15 striking drawings from the skin. Spine very slightly cocked, with a touch of rubbing along the hinges, a 1" split beginning at foot of front gutter, some moderate bubbling to marbled paper over rear board. Very good.

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        The Islands of the Aegean

      Oxford Clarendon Press 1890 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 362pp, folding map, original blue cloth gilt, gilt armorial to upper cover, an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cabinet Portrait Gallery

      London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company Limited 1890. 4 vols, various paginations. Marvellous tipped in photographic portraits of various luminaries of the age, including professor Huxley, Mrs Langtry, Lady Randolph Churchill, Jerome K Jerome numerous minor royals, a wonderful collage of the leading actresses of the time, Max Beerbohm, Thomas Hardy, the list goes on and on. This is in fact only four volumes of five however, the set is missing vol 2. The frontispeices of all volumes, have become loose, and in the case of three of the volumes, replaced with archival tape. The fourth volume has its frontis laid loosely in. Bound in a handsome publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and bevelled edges. Bindings are slightly worn and faded. Vol one is slightly shaken, Minor sporadic foxing here and there. . Good. Publisher's Cloth. 1890. Small 4to.

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        Panorama of Kyoto.

      c. 1890 - Albumen print. Two-part panorama, good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 210 by 550mm. (8 by 21.5 inches).

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        The ART Of ZIGZAG CURVE PITCHING. A Book of Instructions for All Classes of Players, Embracing Both Theory and Practice of the Art

      Milton, Conn: Published by the Author, 1890. 1st Printing. Printed self-wrappers. Stitched into a custom brown paper wallet-style folder with hand-inked titling to one side. Age-toning & signs of use to pamphlet. First & last leaf detached. Prior owner pencil signature on the copyright page ["James M. Kane / Doylestown / Pennsylvania"]. A Good copy of this rare survivor.. 8 pp. 5-7/8" x 3-1/2" The booklet attempts to explain the physics behind not just a regular curve ball, but a zig-zag or compound curve ball. The author explains at length the techniques and rotational dynamics of throwing a ball so that it not only spins around its axis, but also rotates around the poles, to acheive a tricky wobbling pitch... "in order to produce a compound curve the direction of the motion of the rotation bust be reversed or changed." I know of no pitcher today who employs such a pitch. OCLC records just two institutional holdings of this work [Baseball HOF; BYU].

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        INSCRIBED. On Viol and Flute.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London 1890 - Association Copy inscribed by the author Edmund Gosse to George Meredith Esq. on the front endpaper. Small octavo. [3, blank], [1, author's works], [xii], 212, [2, blank], [1, colophon], [3, blank]. Frontispiece and one additional plate inserted on differing paper stock. Publisher's smooth dark green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt, beveled edges, top edge gilt, rest untrimmed. Boards rubbed, backstrip faintly dulled, corners and spine ends worn, bruise at upper edge of rear board, corners bumped, front board gilt lightly tarnished. Bookplate partially removed, faint tidemark to preliminary pages. Very good.

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        British Poets.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, [c.1890].. 52 volumes, small octavo (190 x 119 mm). Nineteenth-century tan half calf, crimson and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt in compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Small bookplate to the top of each pastedown, green morocco labels a little faded, an excellent set. A handsomely bound collection of poetry including works from Chaucer, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge.

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        Un inventaire sous la Terreur. État des instruments de musique relevé chez des émigrés et condamnés par A. Bruni, l'un des Délégués de la Convention. Introduction, notices biographiques et notes par Jules Gallay.

      Paris, Georges Chamerot, 1890 ; in-4 ; demi-basane fauve flammée à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, couverture conservée, non rogné (reliure de l'époque) ; 238, (2) pp., frontispice gravé tiré en bistre. EDITION ORIGINALE, tirée à 300 exemplaires au total, celui-ci n°30 des 100 sur papier de Hollande, premier papier. Né à Corni dans le Piémont, Antonio Bruni (1757-1821) était violoniste, compositeur et chef d'orchestre italien ; élève de Pugnati à Turin, il s'installa ensuite à Paris et y donna des opéras ; il a publié une méthode pour violon et une pour alto. L'ouvrage débute par un historique fort intéressant qui précise les rapports de la Révolution et des Beaux-Arts et des difficultés de quelques esprits éclairés à protéger le patrimoine notamment musical. Dos et une partie du plat légèrement éclaircis, couverture brunie, bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage fort curieux.

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        ALBUM of 135 Albumen Photographs of United Kingdom and Europe Including Russia

      Good+. c. 1890. Hardcover. Elephant folio, 15" x 18.25". Three quarter leather bound cover has heavy wear. Boards are detached but present. Contains 135 albumen photographs ranging from 3.75" x 4.5" to 7.75" x 11.5". Albumen prints are dry mounted. Approximately 15 are of art and sculptures. Contains many unique photographs including four hand colored of young ladies in Holland costume, Russian army and body guards, many crowded city streets, and many cityscapes, seascapes, and more. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Defense of Charleston Harbor Including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent Islands 1863-1865

      Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 276pp., 177pp., appendices. Illustrated with 48 maps and plates. Brown cloth hardcover with embossed black and gilt shield design on front cover. Gilt stamped title on spine. Light rubbing to cloth outer hinge. Light shelf wear. Howes J 138. Author was Confederate Major of Engineers in charge of protecting Charleston.

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        Excursions on Land and Sea: The World's Wonders

      Birmingham: Joseph Walker, 1890. Sole English edition. Scrolling toy panorama measuring approx. 3-1/4 x 90 in., featuring 32 color images each with printed captions. Panorama attached to two wooden spindles, these operated by a pulley system with a crank handle. Housed in the original cardboard box (measuring 7 x 6-1/2 x 3-1/2 in) styled as a theatre with a chromolithograph laid down on the front, at rear a candle-holder for lighting. Sole English edition. Scrolling toy panorama measuring approx. 3-1/4 x 90 in., featuring 32 color images each with printed captions. A wonderful piece of Victorian ephemera, a tour around the world stopping at Spain, Gibraltar, Italy, Egypt, India, China, the United States, Canada and elsewhere. The images showcase architectural and geographical landmarks, native people, hunting scenes and even disasters at sea. Many appear to be drawn from published accounts - for example the Zambesi Falls recalls images by Thomas Baines, and "Mr and Mrs Gorilla at Home" is likely after Paul Du Chaillu's work. We locate one other example of this at the Yale Center for British Art. They date it at 1865, but we feel it was more likely produced around 1890. Curiously, there was also a French edition, commencing at Paris rather than Portsmouth. The 32 scenes are as follows: [1.]We Commence our Tour "Excursion Round The World" [2.] We arrive & Embark from Portsmouth 3. Full Steam English Channel 4. Eddystone Lighthouse 5. Escurial, Spain 6. Rock of Gibraltar 7. Port of Malaga, Spain 8. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy 9. Mount Vesuvius, Italy 10. Port Said 11. The Pyramids, Egypt 12. Falls of the Zambezi, Africa 13. Natives Capturing an Elephant, Africa 14. Mr and Mrs Gorilla at Home 15. Hippopotamus Hunting 16. Victims of the Slave Trade 17. Capturing a Shark in the Indian Ocean 18. Ship on Fire 19. Jumma Musjid Delhi 20. The English Church, Lahore 21. Chinese Porters with Sedan Chair 22. Broadway at St. Paul's, America 23. American Snow Plough 24. Niagara from the Edge of the American Fall 25. Canadian Ice Yachts 26. Lake Ontario, Canada 27. Arctic Ocean, Collision with an Iceberg 28. Esquimaux Hunting the Seal 29. Gothenburg Sweden 30. The Hague, Holland 31. Home: The Mersey Liverpool 32. Good-Night [two children in bed]. Ralph Hyde, Panoramania, 172 (illustrated); Whitton, Blair. Paper toys of the world. Cumberland, Md.: Hobby House Press, 1986. p. 49-50

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        Chenmen Street. Chenmen Gate.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, gelatine silver print, 20,2 x 26,6 cm. KEYWORDS:china/photo/peking.

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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),.

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        Montreux. Photographie originale coloriée à la main de l'Eglise de Montreux avec vue sur le Léman et les 'Dents du Midi'. Signée à la main en bas a droite 'Charnaux Frères Phot. Genève'.

      ca. 1890, 45.5x22.5 cm, superbe prise artistique tirée sur papier spécial et coloriée à l'aquarelle,avec encadrement baguette or (62x37 cm). Charles et Marie-Marcinhes Charnaux, tenaient un atelier de photographie sur la Place Bel-Air à Genève de 1870 à 1900. Les prises de vues les plus importantes sont de Georges, glaciers, montagnes et ses vues stéréoscopiques d'une ascension au Mont-Blanc lui valut une grande reconnaissance. Médaille d'Argent à Paris en 1878, médaille d'or en 1896. Photographie in der Schweiz v. 1840 bis heute, Benteli, 1992, S. 318 picture available

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        Fotograaf Kassian Céphas bij een stupa op de Boroboedoer.

      1890. Original photograph, gelatine silver print, 16,9 x 21,8 cm, photograph no. 91. KITLV (10626 albumen print) KEYWORDS:indonesia/java/photo

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        Collection of 16 portrait photographs. Egypt and Syria, c. 1890.

      1890. 16 albumen prints on cardboard (480 x 325 mm), mostly captioned in the image in German. Prints measure approx. 210 x 270 mm. The photographs depict natives in traditional costume: Arabic women, a snake tamer with a cobra, a camel driver from Sinai, merchants at the Bazar, a fellah family, an Arabic servant and Arabic children, an Arabic school, a Jewish girl from Syria, Bedouin sheikhs and a black chief from Upper Egypt, etc. The photographs, many of which bear captions and the name of the studio, are mainly taken by the Greek photographer Zangaki; others are by Bonfils. Some fading.

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      - (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. TINY TODDLERS by Helen Cone. NY: Stokes 1890. Folio, loose as issued in pictorial boards with ribbon ties. Some margin wear to 2 leaves else VG+. Printed on rectos only, there are 6 magnificent full page chromolithographs of little children, alternating with text in verse illustrated in line. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      HUMPHREY, MAUD. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. BONNIE LITTLE PEOPLE by Helen Cone. NY: Stokes 1890. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, bottom of spine repaired and light cover soil, VG+. Printed on rectos only, there are 6 magnificent full page chromolithographs of little children, alternating with verses illustrated in line. Rare.

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        The Nursery Alice

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. Tall octavo. Original white cloth-backed white glazed pictorial boards designed by E. Gertrude Thomson, title to front cover red and black. Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard, 19 colour illustrations after John Tenniel. Boards soiled and scratched, tips worn, some finger-marking to contents. A very good copy. Second edition (the first published in the UK), first issue. With a note inscribed by Dodgson, cut from a form and tipped-in to the half-title: "May, 1890. Charles L. Dodgson. Ch. Ch., Oxford." The most notable alteration between the first and second editions is the printing of the sheets on white rather than toned paper and the change to the illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat on p. 34, removing Alice's profile. The first issue has "Price four shillings" above the imprint.

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        Genova. Il Porto.

      Genova, A.Noack, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 21,8 x 28,1 cm, photograph no. 763. KEYWORDS:italy/genua/photo

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      1890. Typis Cartusiae Sanctae Mariae de Pratis, Monstrolii. 1890 - 1893. In - 4.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 5 tomes d'env. 400 - 600 pages chacun. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes. Papiers muets encollés sur les dos, les consolidant. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Quelques manques sur les bords des plats. (Rare) Auctore D. Leone Le Vasseur, Cartusiano Nunc Primum a Monachis Ejusdem Ordinis in Lucem Editae.

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      Norristown, PA, 1890. Original photograph album. Portfolios. Very Good. The 237 finely executed albumen photographs (each measuring about 3 by 4 inches) are neatly mounted on rectos of 37 large quarto leaves (very heavy stock boards, measuring 14 by 11 inches). The 37 leaves are housed in two custom paper chemises, each titled in Crosby M. Wright's neat ink holograph: "234 [237] Pictures Taken for OUT OF THE BEATEN TRACK by Crosby M. Wright...." Included are: views of the Monmouth Beach Lifesaving Station and crew; fishing fleets; a captured white whale; ice harvesting; an offshore shipwreck; drying fish; spinning and weaving; views of the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City lighthouses; windmills; canal locks; local characters and children; numerous views of the New Jersey coast; &c. ~~ Moving up the Hudson River... Depicted in one photograph is a man in snowshoes. Several images include Dutch houses (based on roof lines) and Dutch barns. Images of two or more windmills might suggest Staten Island or somewhere up the Hudson River. The long wooden bridge in one view might be across the Hudson. Several canal locks and barges are shown (Delaware and Raritan Canal? Morris Canal?). Several views show low falls in a river, possibly the Delaware River, a bit above Trenton. The ice-harvesting images could be from New Jersey or Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. Views of people living in cabins reflect the 1890s era of life along waterways in the eastern states. ~~ On the whole, the 237 photographs, mounted on 37 numbered boards, are in excellent condition, with sharp focus and good contrast. Although a few photos have faded over time, most of them represent an impressive production by a skilled 19th-century photographer and adventurer. The photographer, Crosby Morton Wright, was a wealthy amateur. He was born January 12, 1847 to Ellen E. and William M. Wright. In the 1867-68 Philadelphia Directory, Crosby is listed as a plumber living at 509 S. 9th Street. By 1880, the city directory lists Crosby M. Wright as living at 1419 Arch Street, without an occupation. In the 1892 city directory, Crosby is again listed as living at 1419 Arch Street with no occupation. In the 1880s and 1890s the family also appears in Philadelphia's Blue Book. Crosby's father dies between 1892 and 1893 when his mother Ellen is listed in the directory as the widow of William and living with Crosby M. at 1419 Arch Street. By 1910, Crosby has married Fanny D, a woman 22 years his junior, and has a daughter. He lives at 2405 Bryn Mawr Avenue in Philadelphia with his family, a cook, a gardener, and a housekeeper. Under "occupation," the census-taker wrote "own income." No occupation is listed for Crosby in the 1920 census. He died on August 11th of that year, and is buried at Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.

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        9 eigenh. Briefe, 3 eh. Postkarten und 1 eh. Visitenkarte, alle mit U.

      Verona, Berlin, Bonn und Nizza, 1886 bis 1890. - Zusammen 27½ SS. auf 22 Bll. (Qu.-)8vo bzw. Visitkartenformat. Beiliegend eine gedr. Verlobungsanzeige. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit dem Schriftsteller und Journalisten Hans Herrig (1845-1892), betreffend u. a. das 1889/90 nach seinen Plänen errichtete Städtische Spiel- und Festhaus in Worms (a), seine Verlobung (b) und Herrigs "Kaiserbuch" ("Acht Jahrhunderte deutscher Geschichte von Karl dem Großen bis Maximilian I.") (c): (a) "Ihre Zeilen über Worms sende ich soeben mit meinen Notizen an Schön. Meinen Sie mit den das Sehen beeinrächtigenden Seitenwänden unsere schräg gestellten 'Prosceniumswände', in denen sich die Parketausgänge [!] befinden? Eine Änderung wäre hier nun nicht mehr möglich. Ich fürchte auch den zunächst etwas sehr großen Maßstab dieses Bühnenraumes nicht u. glaube daß eine angemessene und nichts weniger eine aufdringliche Dekoration hier vermitteln wird [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 22. VI. 1889). - (b) "Falls Sie etwa die liebenswürdige Absicht gehabt haben sollten, sich mit mir am 29. u. 31ten in Bayreuth zu treffen, theile ich Ihnen mit, daß ich nicht dort sein werde. Denken Sie ich, - ich habe mich gestern hier verlobt u. nun bitte ich Sie um Ihren Segen [.]" (26. VII. 1889). - (c) "[.] Vor einigen Tagen fuhr ich mich Jordan ins Kultusministerium um wegen des Kaiserbuches zu verhandeln. Er möchte Sie gern einmal sprechen und Sie werden sich im Interesse der Sache bereit halten müssen, in nächster Zeit einmal nach Berlin zu reisen [.]" (2. II. 1890). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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