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        Axel

      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Springbok Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        MEIJI ERA FAN PRINTS FROM KYOTO

      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Panorama in 4 parts.

      - ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 21 x 106 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:sweden/stockholm/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        THE RED FAIRY BOOK

      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.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        CHEMIN DE FER TRANSSAHARIEN - 1 - GEOLOGIE DU SAHARA ALGERIEN et APERCU GEOLOGIQUE SUR LE SAHARA DE L'OCEAN ATLANTIQUE A LA MER ROUGE - 2 - HYDROLOGIE DU SAHARA ALGERIEN - 3 - ATLAS de PLANCHES ACCOMPAGNANT LES DEUX VOLUMES DE TEXTE. - EXEMPLAIRE DU GEOGRAPHE ET EXPLORATEUR ALFRED GRANDIDIER

      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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen

      Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen Herausgegeben vom Großen Generalstab, Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte Berlin, 1890 - 1914 Der Erste Schlesische Krieg 1740 - 1742 Band 1: Die Besetzung Schlesiens und die Schlacht bei Mollwitz 461 Seiten + 66 Seiten Beilagen ohne Karten/Skizzen (fehlen!) Band 2: Von Mollwitz bis zum Beginn des Mährischen Feldzugs 275 Seiten + 37 Seiten Beilagen + eingebundene Karten/Skizzen Band 3: Der Feldzug in Mähren und der Feldzug in Böhmen und Oberschlesien 377 Seiten + 44 Seiten Beilagen + eingebundene Karten/Skizzen Band 2 und Band 3 in einem Buch gebunden. Der Zweite Schlesische Krieg 1744 - 1745 Band 1: Böhmen 1744 272 Seiten + 124 Seiten Beilagen + eingebundene Karten/Skizzen Band 2: Hohenfriedeberg 244 Seiten + 17 Seiten Beilagen + eingebundene Karten/Skizzen Band 3: Soor und Kesselsdorf 266 Seiten + 51 Seiten Beilagen + eingebundene Karten/Skizzen Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756 - 1763 Band 1: Pirna und Lobositz 371 Seiten + 108 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen in sep. Band Band 2: Prag 179 Seiten + 18 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 3: Kolin 231 Seiten + 24 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 4: Groß-Jägersdorf und Breslau 254 Seiten + 52 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 5: Hastenbeck und Roßbach 281 Seiten + 54 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 6: Leuthen 156 Seiten + 45 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 7: Olmütz und Crefeld 234 Seiten + 40 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 8: Zorndorf und Hochkirch 503 Seiten + 38 Seiten Beilagen ohne Karten/Skizzen (fehlen!) Band 9: Bergen 262 Seiten + 24 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 10: Kunersdorf 399 Seiten + 30 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 11: Minden und Maxen 314 Seiten + 24 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 12: Landeshut und Liegnitz 286 Seiten + 36 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Band 13: Torgau 391 Seiten + 42 Seiten Beilagen + separate Karten/Skizzen Dieser Band wird hier nur als Nachdruck von 1982 mit Ex Libris des bekannten Historikers Dr. Walter Hubatsch angeboten! Beide Titelblätter gelöst. Zustand:Einbände leicht berieben und bestossen, Buchschnitte etwas angeschmutzt, die Karten stellenweise etwas gebräunt, Buchblöcke selbst sehr gut, insgesamt guter Zustand, siehe auch Fotos Die Vollzähligkeit der zahlreichen Karten und Skizzen wurde geprüft: vollständig bis auf Bände Teil 1 Band 1 und Teil 3 Band 8, hier fehlen diese vollständig.

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        One Hundred Steel Engravings of Battle Scenes and Portraits chiefly illustrating British History

      London 1890 - 100 engravings of battle scenes Military and Naval by Smirke, Nichols, Davis, etc. with plates from various sources including the London Printing & Publishing Company. 1 vols. 8vo (10-1/2 x 7 inches). Contemp red pebbled morocco,spine chipped, front cover off, plates fine 100 engravings of battle scenes Military and Naval by Smirke, Nichols, Davis, etc. with plates from various sources including the London Printing & Publishing Company. 1 vols. 8vo (10-1/2 x 7 inches)

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        Mapa del Ferrocarril Central Mexicana desde Paso del Norte hasta Mexico. Compañia Limitada. Escala 10 millas = 1 pulgada Inglesa.

      Mexico: Ferrocarril Central Mexicana Compañia Limitada, Circa 1890-1910.(). Lithograph printed in white on blue background. 27 x 115 inches. 68 x 294 cm.Clean tear of 12 inches; 30 cm. Few marginal tears sobre este estampa muy grandey larga.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, Neuer Abdruck, 16 + 3 Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1890 - 1892. Vierte gänzlich überarbeitete Neuauflage. Grundwerk in 16 Bänden sowie die Ergänzungsbände 17 (Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Register), 18 (Erstes Jahres-Supplement 1890 - 91) und 19 (Zweites Jahres-Supplement 1891 - 92), somit vollständiges Exemplar in 19 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und aufwendigen floralen Goldprägungen. Deckel mit schwarz-blauen Bezügen und Lederecken. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Das Grundwerk (A - Z) umfasst 16 Bände mit ca. 17.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind unter anderem ca. 3.000 Abbildungen sowie 556 Karten, Pläne und Tafeln, darunter zahlreiche farbige Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungsbände. Es handelt sich um die erste Auflage des Meyer-Lexikons mit farbigen Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungs- bzw. Supplementbände. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser als vollständiges Ensemble durchaus seltenen vierten Meyer-Auflage, das vor allem durch seine fast makellose Rückenansicht beeindruckt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexixon, Conversations-Lexikon Kaiserreich

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        Gen. G. A. Custer Stereoview

      Taylor & Huntington. Stereoview of General George A. Custer published by Taylor & Huntington circa 1890. Image depicts Custer in uniform with his arms crossed. Mounted on an orange cabinet card with "1613. Gen. G. A. Custer. Photograph taken in 1864" printed underneath photograph, "1861 The War for the Union. 1865" printed on left edge, and "1861 Photographic War History. 1865" printed on right edge. On verso is text describing the photographic series and the reasoning behind the publishers' prices. Photo measuring 6" x 3 ¼" and mounted on cabinet card measures 7" x 4". Stereoview is in good condition with moderate foxing to photo, light wear and chipping to all corners and light soiling on verso. This series of stereoview cards was released about 25 years after the American Civil War. Around 7,000 negatives were found in a building maintained by the Anthony Company, and that was once used by the Civil War photographer, Alexander Gardner. James C. Taylor, war veteran and artist, bought the rights to these negatives and started selling the images in the early 1880's. Taylor also amassed a large cache of orange stereoview cards, like the one used here. Taylor and Huntington formed a partnership circa 1890, which they later called the War Photograph and Exhibition Company, and came out with "The War Memories Catalog" which offered a selection of 228 stereoviews from the Gardner and Anthony negatives, and 200 images from the Gardner large-plate negatives. This stereoview of General Custer not only preserves an important and popular figure in military history but also has an intriguing provenance and photographic history. .

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        Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes. Aus der Vulgata übersetzt von Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli. Pracht-Ausgabe mit zweihundert und dreißig großen Bildern illustrirt von Gustav Doré

      Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, o.J., ca 1890. - 1252+356 Seiten BR7F1 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Fol., > 35 - 45 cm, gebunden, schwarzes Halbleder, Leinendeckel, goldgeprägter Titel und Verzierungen, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, mit Schutzumschlag, dieser angeschmutzt und mit einigen Läsuren, Bücher selbst nur mit minimalen Stockflecken auf den äußeren Seiten, sonst in top Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        Felix Klein, Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen, ausgearbeitet und vervollständigt. I. Grundlegung der Theorie; II. Fortbildung und Anwendung der Theorie. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1890-92. - Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xix, 764; xv, 712. With over 100 text figures. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised band, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound-in; extremities trifle rubbed, sporadic scholarly annotation in pencil. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Christian Felix Klein (1849-1925); Karl Emanuel Robert Fricke (1861-1930). On first free endpaper of each volume appears an old ownership stamp in the form of a Sanskrit svastika (meaning "good fortune" or "well-being"), a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, with the owner's initials in the four corners. Extremely rare copy with the original publisher's printed wrappers of both volumes preserved in mint condition. [NOTE:] We offer also "Vorlesungen über die Theorie der automorphen Functionen", original 2-volume set in identical binding to the present set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Autograph Note Signed with AMQS 1943

      Czech composer (1890-1959), autograph music quote with 3 bars identified as Allegro from an unidentified piece, on a short note signed by him and dated in August 1943. Martinu writes this short note to Mr. Kovier, saying he is out of town and will send a photo after he is back in NY. Size;1 page, size is 5.75 x 9 inches, minor folds, in excellent condition.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, Neuer Abdruck, 16 + 3 Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1890 - 1892. Das Grundwerk (A - Z) umfasst 16 Bände mit ca. 17.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind unter anderem ca. 3.000 Abbildungen sowie 556 Karten, Pläne und Tafeln, darunter zahlreiche farbige Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungsbände. Es handelt sich um die erste Auflage des Meyer-Lexikons mit farbigen Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungs- bzw. Supplementbände. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser als vollständiges Ensemble durchaus seltenen vierten Meyer-Auflage, das vor allem durch seine fast makellose Rückenansicht beeindruckt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        THE STORY OF THE 26TH LOUISIANA INFANTRY IN THE SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.

      - n.p. [1890.] 228 pages. Dornbusch II, LA(C)-469. COULTER TRAVELS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES. ‘This narrative merits consideration for both reliability and travel comments. Written twenty years after the war without benefit of a diary or other material, it contains few improbably personal details and most observations appear to be accurate. Hall lived in Lafourche Parish in Louisiana where, in 1862, after the fall of Fort Donelson, he organized a company and became its captain. The travels described here were not extensive, being entirely in Mississippi and Louisiana, except for one or two trips to Richmond. The captain first led his unit to Berwick Bay but was soon on his way to help defend New Orleans. After the fall of that city, he proceeded by rail to Vicksburg by way of Jackson. He was in Vicksburg at its fall, and was paroled. Later he appeared at the parole camp in Alexandria, Louisiana and was exchanged within a year. When the Confederate fell, he was moving toward Shreveport. Hall describes a Confederate soldier’s life, including his diet of rat and mule in besieged Vicksburg.’-Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 208. First edition, interior clean and tight, hinges tightened, scuffed, spine title incomplete, per usual, some long ago insect damage to boards, presentation copy from author with corrections to dedication in his hand. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. 481-11 $1,700.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl: Südliche Küste (Originalzeichnung)

      1890 - Aquarell und Gouache auf Papier 27,5 x 20,5 cm Links unten signiert [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        POETICAL WORKS

      London Smith, Elder & Co. 1889-1890 - 6 volumes. With an engraved frontispiece in each volume (mostly portraits of Browning at various periods of her life) and a number of other full page engravings. 8vo, handsomely bound and signed by Estes & Lauriat in contemporary three-quarter crushed dark-green morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered in two panels of the spines, the remaining four with a small gilt floral tool inlaid with red morocco, the raised bands of the spine nicely tooled in gilt, t.e.g. xviii, (2), 306; vi, 287; viii, 293; vi, 294; vi, 290; (iv), 393 pp. including general index and index to first lines. A fine set, the backs as usual, mellowed to a handsome and pleasing honey colour. A FINE SET, HANDSOMELY BOUND OF THE WRITINGS BY THIS GREAT POET OF 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND. This is the most complete edition of Browning's works. It first appeared in 5 volumes in 1866, and was extended to 6 as here in 1889. It includes the preface to the first collected edition of 1844 and the advertisement to the 1856 edition. Also in this edition, appearing for the first time, is a 4-page prefatory note by Robert Browning correcting several biographical errors. An especially attractive set. Browning’s poetry was already critically and publically accepted while she was alive; for example, she was considered Wordsworth’s successor as poet laureate upon his death. However, Browning’s more advanced ideas may appeal to readers of this generation. Browning was sympathetic to the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft, politically progressive in her views and in the literary realm, transformed poetic style and content. Thus, her work is by no means a mere curiosity but rather representative of the highest literary and intellectual achievements. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photo Postcard

      French-born Uruguayan-Argentinian singer (1890-1935) and also composer, who is considered the most famous tango singer in history. Gardel had a beautiful baritone voice, and died in a plane crash at age 45, when he was at the peak of his fame. Signed photo, inscribed, 3.8 x 5.4 inches, blind stamped on front by photographer F. Bixio & Co., Buenos Aires, Argentina, in excellent condition.

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        Grosses Gruppenfoto Camaronians (Scottish Rifles) in Nigg bei Cromarty, 1914 und 6 Fotos von Tom Nickalls und Emily Quihampton..

      7 originale Fotos (Gelatinesilber und Albuminpapier, Vintages)aus dem 19.Jahrhundert (1890 / 1880) und von 1914 auf beiden Seiten eines Kartons. Grosses Gruppenfoto 27 x 37 cm auf einer Albumseite einer Einheit der Camaronians (Scottish Rifles) in Nigg bei Cromarty, 1914. Der 7. von links ist B.Simpson. Auf der Rückseite 6 Fotos von Tom Nickalls und eins von Emily Nickalls Quihampton. Tom Nickalls war ein berühmter Börsenmakler und Gründungsmitglied des Londoner Ruderclubs. Er war bekannt als der König des amerikanischen Eisenbahnmarktes. Emily Quihampton Nickalls (19. Juli 1834 - 29. März 1909) war eine Outdoor-Enthusiastin aus dem 19. Jahrhundert, die als erste Frau in derselben Woche den Mont Blanc und Monte Rosa bestieg. Diese Gipfel sind die höchsten Berge in Frankreich und der Schweiz. In seiner Autobiographie, das Leben ist ein Pudding, sagt ihr Sohn Guy Nickalls, dass dies im Jahr 1868 war. Wenn das stimmt, wäre sie zu der Zeit schwanger gewesen, als sie im Oktober 1868 eine Tochter, Grace, zur Welt brachte. Fotoformat Scottish Rifles 27 x 37 cm, Albumseite 36 x 46 cm, die rückseitigen Fotos 12 x 6 bis 12 x 18 cm. Gut bis sehr gut erhalten, sehr selten. Big size (27 x 37 cm, board 36 x 46 cm) group photo on an album site. Some Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Nigg near Cromarty. It was a rifle regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 26th Cameronian Regiment and the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry. On back 6 photos of Tom Nickalls and Emily Nickalls (born Quihampton), one of this T.Nickalls in Arabian Costume (Albumen Print c. 1880/1890). Tom Nickalls (18271899) who was a famous stockjobber on the stock exchange and one of the founding members of London Rowing Club. He was known as the "king of the American railroad market". Emily Quihampton (19 July 1834 29 March 1909) was a 19th-century outdoor enthusiast who was the first woman to climb Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa in the same week. These peaks are the highest mountains in France and Switzerland. In his autobiography, Life's a pudding, her son Guy Nickalls says this was in 1868. If this is correct, she would have been pregnant at the time as she gave birth to a daughter, Grace in October 1868. Old pen description. All photos in good condition, very rare.

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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.

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        Extra Large Signed Photo in Lohengrin

      Star French soprano (1890-1979), one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos during the 1930's and 40's, who had many complications due to an alleged association with the Germans during the occupation of France. Extra large signed photo, shown as Elsa in Lohengrin, one of her bests roles. Size is 16 x 20 inches, minor creases, otherwise in excellent condition. Rare!.  

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        Original ink & watercolor drawing [art]

      Unpublished, 1890. Original ink/watercolor drawing by the preeminent illustrator of children of the late nineteenth century. Undated, circa 1880-1900. Depicted are two young girls, backs to us, seated in a meadow amid spindly wildflowers. Each wears a fur-trimmed shawl or frock; the one on the left her spring hat & lilac frock, the one on the right in a bonnet matching her sky-blue frock; initialed in the lower left corner, undated. Image size about 2-3/8 by 1-3/4 inches (6 x 4.5 cm) on somewhat larger paper, which is tanned but unfoxed. As found, in an early twentieth-century mat & frame (though clearly recently re-wired), non-archival, backed with wood; featuring the artist's name neatly written on the mat. Charming & unique! . First Edition. Single Sheet, Framed. Very Good. Illus. by Kate Greenaway. 2-3/8 by 1-3/4 inches.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      n.p., ca. 1890[?]. This manuscript can perhaps best be described as a most elegant commonplace book: our unknown scribe has lettered the title page "My Leaves" in red majuscules, and followed it with a collection of favorite passages from Whitman's best-known work, copied out in a pleasing humanist hand. The manuscript isn't signed or dated, but the style of the writing and the binding suggest that the creator was likely inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement that flourished during the final decades of the 19th century and first years of the 20th. Whether this was a personal treasure or a valued gift, it has been very carefully preserved over the years, and shows few signs of use.. 232 x 180 mm. (9 1/8 x 7"). [46] leaves with text on recto only. Original limp vellum, gilt titling, green silk ties threaded through both covers. In a contemporary (original?) hinged wooden box. With burnished gold initial at beginning of each excerpt. Occasional naturally occurring variations in color of vellum both to the binding and to a half dozen leaves, a couple of pages with small ink stains of no consequence, otherwise a very pleasing specimen featuring a lovely hand, a well-preserved binding, and leaves that are clean, smooth, and fresh. This manuscript can perhaps best be described as a most elegant commonplace book: our unknown scribe has lettered the title page "My Leaves" in red majuscules, and followed it with a collection of favorite passages from Whitman's best-known work, copied out in a pleasing humanist hand. The manuscript isn't signed or dated, but the style of the writing and the binding suggest that the creator was likely inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement that flourished during the final decades of the 19th century and first years of the 20th. Whether this was a personal treasure or a valued gift, it has been very carefully preserved over the years, and shows few signs of use.

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        LA BOTTEGA DEL CAFFE'

      EDOARDO PERINO, ROMA 1890 - TEATRO ITALIANO ITALIANO Volume privo di coperta, pagine con bruniture del tempo, fioriture sparse, con usura ai bordi e strappetto ai bordi interni all'altezza della spillatura, con nastro adesivo al dorsetto

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        IL BURBERO BENEFICO

      EDOARDO PERINO, 1890. ITALIANO 0,03 N.12 della collana, brossura editoriale priva del piatto posteriore, piatto anteriore illustrato con disegno a firma di Zaniboni, con fioritura, strappetti ai bordi, strappi e nastro adesivo al dorsetto, al frontespizio varie firme di appartenenza, all'antiporta illustrazione dall'atto II scena I, pagine con bruniture del tempo e fioriture sparse, strappo ai bordi interni all'altezza della spillatura, nastro adesivo anche all'ultima pagina USATO

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        A Manchu woman.

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

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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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        Double Signed Photo!

      Beautiful photo postcard signed by both English comedian actor Stan Laurel (1890-1965) and American actor Oliver Hardy (1892-1957). Together became well-known in the 1920s through the 1940s for the slapstick comedy Laurel & Hardy. Size is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, excellent condition - rare!

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        The Origin of Species. By means of Natural Selection.

      6th. Ed. Pub. John Murray. 1890 - pp.xxi, 458, with fold-out plate, plus 32 page John Murray catalogue dated April 1889. 8vo. Very light foxing to end-papers, fore-edges of text block and the margins of a couple of leaves of the catalogue , o/w. contents in fine condition. Original green cloth boards superbly bright with just the faintest shelf-rubbing. A super copy. Freeman 436. A very pleasing copy of the most complete edition of Darwin’s masterpiece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Correspondence with the Duke of Marlborough concerning an affair between Edith Finch, Lady Aylesford, and George Spencer-Churchill, later the 8th Duke].

      None. 1876-1890. - ORIGINAL LEDGER WITH COPIED MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM THE DUKE'S BIRMINGHAM SOLICITOR. Quarto (29 x 24cm), with letters written in black ink to a single side of 214 numbered leaves, out of a total of 1000. Delicate leaves akin to tracing paper. In original tan half calf with dark brown cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Together with a word-processed TRANSCRIPT of the letters produced by Gerald Leach, stapled at left margin. Joints split, but hinges remain strong. Very heavy wear to fore-edges and spine. Fair overall. A remarkable collection of private correspondence, largely between Birmingham solicitor R. Harding Milward and John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. In January 1876, where this collection begins, a society scandal blew up when it emerged that the Duke's heir George, known as Lord Blandford, had started an affair with Edith, the wife of Heneage Finch, 7th Earl of Aylesford, who was then touring India with the Prince of Wales. With encouragement from the Prince, Aylesford promptly returned from India in order to file for divorce; an action he was already anxious to carry out on account of his own affair with a Mrs. Dilke, whose husband had recently died in suspicious circumstances, leaving her £30,000. At this time Blandford was himself involved in an acrimonious separation dispute with his wife, Lady Albertha, forcing him to regularly petition his father for loans to support his extensive debts and maintenance obligations. In order to prevent both of these potential divorces, which would have destroyed the reputations of all involved, the Duke of Marlborough's second son Randolph is known to have aggressively blackmailed the Prince of Wales and his wife Alix with allegations that the Prince himself had had an affair with Edith some years earlier (though none of this is alluded to in these letters). In the end George did divorce his wife shortly after he became the 8th Duke of Marlborough in 1883, but although he had fathered a child with Edith in Paris in 1881, he never married her, and instead wed the American heiress Lilian Warren Price, whose fortune helped restore the ailing family seat, Blenheim Palace. Amidst all this social chaos, the doughty family solicitor manages to keep the old Duke up to date with domestic affairs during his long absences in the south of France; managing repairs to the Palace, sale and rental of various properties, and even reports on the state of the gardens and trackways. When the younger Duke succeeds he also shows himself capable of clearing up his various personal issues, including packing off a troublesome Henry Allnutt to Brisbane. Milward, the lawyer, was the great-grandfather of Bruce Chatwin, who boasted that his forebear "cheated the then Duke of Marlborough out of many millions". Kenneth Rose, a journalist friend of Chatwin's, discovered that Milward had owed his creditors huge sums, and was sentenced to six years in prison, during which sentence he died. In response, Chatwin wrote: "A real operator - £108,595.15.11 is no mean sum. If only he hadn't been found out!" A fascinating and detailed collection of letters essential to any study of the Churchill family during the period of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill's birth and childhood. Chatwin, Bruce, Elizabeth Chatwin, and Nicholas Shakespeare, "Under The Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin" (London: Random House, 2010), pp.121-22. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monumentos del arte Mexicano antiguo, ornamentacion, mitologia, tributos y monumentos (5 volume set)

      A. Asher 1890 - 5 volume grand folio set (1 text volume and 4 atlas plate volumes). 42 x 58 cm. Signed by Antonio Penafiel, the author. Limited edition, no. 255 of 500. 318 plates, 176 are hand-colored, some folding. Mexican binding. Bound in fine modern leather, over hand-made Aztec-textured boards. (Initially the set was published as a text volume and two portfolio boxes of laminas, i.e. 3 volumes, but the heavy plates tended to damage the slip boxes and so the 3 have been bound in 5 volumes.) Text in Spanish, French, and English. Espanol, 130 pp. Frances, 108 pp. English, 109 pp. (Monuments de l'art mexicain ancien; Monuments of ancient Mexican art). Library perforated stamps on title pages, and on plate pages (doesn’t touch actual plates). Library stamps on preliminary leaves. Atlas Contents: Plates: 1-40. Ornato; 41-79. Vasos; 80-108. Mitologia; 109-132. Metales, utensilios, urnas y sepulcros; 133-169. Estatuas, tula; 170-211. Xochicalco; 212-227. Mitla; 228-259. Tributos (Libro de los tributos, reproduccion calcada en el manuscrito original de papel maguey que existe en el Museo Nacional, con el siguiente titulo, Tributos que pagaban algunos pueblos de Mexico al emperador Moctezuma; 260-288. Codice zapoteco reproduccion de la copia que existe en la Biblioteca del Museo Nacional, por el Sr. Domingo Carral ; dibujos cotejados por el Dr. Antonio Penafiel; 289-317. Proyecto para el edificio mexicano en la exposicion de París de 1889. Otro monumentos. Suplemento. Palau 21791. An uncommon set. Penafiel was tasked by President Porfirio Diaz to create this work. Penafiel describes his intentions as, "to rescue from oblivion the precious relics of the ancient history of our country, and in the hope of preserving a national interest in all the manifestations of Mexican Art." - p. 12. The plate volumes include Penafiel's designs for the Aztec Palace for the 1899 World's Fair in Paris. International buyers please contact us for a shipping quote. This is an oversized and heavy set, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Universal

      - Edit. Montaner y Simon. Barcelona, 1890. 32 cm. 14 vol. [I] XII, 300 p., 25 lám. 416 p., 3 lám., 215 p., 6 lám. [II] 109 p., 2 lám., 526 p., 25 lám. [III] 540 p., 3 lám., 330 p., 10 lám. [IV] 822 p., 1 h., 4 lám. [V] 68 p., 1 lám., 1 lám., 500 p., 14 lám. 178 p., 1 h., 1 lám. [VI] 648 p., 28 lám., 291 p., 4 lám. [VII] 204 p., 10 lám., 220 p., 3 lám., 439 p., 5 lám. [VIII] 340 p., 6 lám., 280 p., 9 lám., 453 p., 4 lám. [IX] 120 p., 3 lám., 220 p., 4 lám., 204 p., 1 lám., 406 p., 1 lám. [X] 560 p., 14 lám., 172 p., 14 lám., 172 p., 6 lám., 270 p., 3 lám. [XI] 808 p., 24 lám. [XII] 300 p., 24 lám., 256 p., 3 lám., 259 p., 1 lám. [XIII] 240 p., 2 lám., 694 p., 1 h., 6 lám. [XIIII] 575 p. Profusamente ilustrado fuera y dentro del texto. Enc. en tela edit. estampada. Lomeras fatigadas en los 4 últimos vol. Buen estado general, completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kreutzer Sonata

      Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1890. First American edition of Tolstoy's 1889 novel of sexual jealousy, self-published by translator Benjamin Tucker. The Kreutzer Sonata turns on the tormented monologue of Posdnicheff, recently acquitted of murdering his wife on the grounds of her apparent adultery: "I entered into the furrow dug formerly by my filthy suspicions, and I continually deepened it. She did the same thing." Tolstoy's account of the way that married couples turn against each other was immediately censored, both in Russia and abroad; his longtime American translator Isabel Hapgood flatly refused to translate it. Into the void stepped Boston anarchist publisher Benjamin Tucker, who printed his own unexpurgated translation of The Kreutzer Sonata in June of 1890. When Tucker refused to extend a discount on the book to department store owner John Wanamaker, who also happened to be serving as Postmaster General, Wanamaker banned The Kreutzer Sonata from the United States mails on the grounds of obscenity. The ensuing publicity and trial led to an explosion of interest in the novel. "Why," Tucker asked, "did two competing editions of The Kreutzer Sonata appear on the market before mine had had the field two months? Simply because the money was pouring into my pockets." This is the first printing; Tucker would issue several later printings under his own imprint, before his translation was republished by J.S. Ogilvie later in the year. Line 72. A near-fine example of a landmark in Russian literature and American legal history. Octavo, original full green cloth lettered in gilt. Private library label of George C. Hull to front pastedown. Spine ends and corners rubbed.

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