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        Natural History of British Butterflies and Moths (Edward Thomas' signed copy)

      London: W H Allen, 1890. Undated c1890s/1900s. Hardback, bound in the original decorative cloth. 26 × 17.5cm, xvi, 486pp. This copy belonged to poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917), and has been signed by him to the half-title page. A lovely late Victorian natural history of the butterflies and moths of Britain, arranged in chapters according to class (fritillaries, angel-wings, geometers etc) and illustrated throughout with black & white engravings. Edward Thomas himself wrote a book on "British Butterflies and other Insects" published in 1908, and it is wonderful to think of him using this book as a guide. Edward Thomas was a poet, essayist and author whose work deftly chronicles the life of the English countryside and the people who inhabit it. He came to poetry late, encouraged by Robert Frost. He joined the army in the Great War and was killed at Arras on Easter Monday 1917. Condition: The book is in a well-thumbed condition. The boards, joints and spine ends are strongly rubbed, the corners bumped. The hinges have been neatly reinforced with tape. The pages are lightly tanned throughout and the binding, whilst holding fast, is a little strained in places. The half-title page is browned quite comprehensively but Edward Thomas' signature is clear at the top edge. A bruised copy, but a rare and remarkable one with Thomas' signature. PLEASE NOTE: This item is heavy and will require extra postage. PLEASE SEE THE COX AND BUDGE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF BOOKS. MANY THANKS. . Signed. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fair / Good.

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        Equitation [avec un appendice de Marey sur la chronophotographie]

      1890 - VIII, 267, (1) pages et 15 Paris, L. Baudoin et cie, 1890, in-8, VIII, 267, (1) pages et 15 planches (dont 7 repliées), demi-toile verte postérieure, dos lisse (reliure frottée), Première édition avec les photographies instantanées de Marey. En effet, on trouve à la page 219, un appendice de Marey intitulé "Légendes explicatives de quelques épreuves chrono-photographiques". Les épreuves ont été prises en 1889, à la station physiologique d'Auteuil par Marey en personne, assisté de son préparateur, Demeny. Le texte de Bonnal avait paru une première fois autographié. 8 reproductions photographiques de dressage et 7 planches chrono-photographiques illustrant l'appendice de Marey. Déchirures dans les marges intérieures des derniers planches, repliées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sign Of Four [in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine]

      London: Ward, Lock and Co. [Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott], 1890. - FIRST APPEARANCE of the second Holmes novel, bound from the magazine parts within the biannual volume [XLV] of Lippincott's Monthly (January to June 1890), also described as 'Volume I of the Special English Edition' - see Green and Gibson A7, pp.37-8 ; The Sign of Four was published as the lead novel for the February issue, with its own full-page frontispiece illustration. Thick quarto, pp.924, in publisher's yellow cloth overprinted in black, with a red pebble-grain coth spine, titled in gilt and black, coated black endpapers. A used copy; edges dusty, contents with occasional thumbing but generally clean, binding worn, inside joints rubbed and pulled (a result of the wide, heavy text block), binding rubbed and soiled, some rippling and fraying to backstrip. RARE in the Lippincott binding; whilst we have sold several copies of Vol XIV in various leather bindings and secondary/private cloth covers, in all our years specialising in Doyle this is only the second copy we have had in the publisher's yellow cloth case. An important item lacking from many Holmes collections. Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray [within Four Complete Novels by Famous Authors from Lippincott's Monthly Magazine].

      London: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Company, n.d. [c.1890]., 1890. FIRST PRINTING of the complete novel. The sheets of the magazine were printed in America and issued simultaneously in USA by Lippincott and in London by Ward, Lock. These monthly magazines contained a complete novel in each issue and many went unsold; the remaining sheets were then bound up as the collections 'Six Complete Novels' or 'Four Complete Novels from Lippincott's Monthly Magazine'. The present copy was bound after August 1891, due to the imprint on the general title. The bibliography concedes 'the contents of these bound volumes are not always identical, the selection of monthly parts varying considerably. Dorian Gray is always placed first in the volume' (Mason 81c). Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four also appeared in the magazine around this time and his bibliographers expand upon the publisher's commercial approach to anthologizing; 'this was an attempt to dispose of the large number of early issues by including the short novels by Oscar Wilde or Rudyard Kipling' (Green and Gibson pp.37-8). Large octavo, pp.578. Publisher's light blue cloth blocked in red and gilt, coated yellow endpapers. The binding is mis-titled 'Four Complete Stories' emphasising the cavalier attitude towards the publication. Contents clean, edges toned, some 'stepping' to sections where bound from the parts, binding rubbed and edgeworn. A used but serviceable copy of the EARLIEST SHEETS of the novel, albeit bound later than the book-form edition. Most uncommon. Mason [81-82, 332]. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003].

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        Century of Saints and Sinners, A Wesleyan Autograph Album - 19th Century

      Hardcover. Good. Autographs mostly of Wesleyan-Methodist divines. Signed by Rev. Booth and with is bookplate. With nearly 200 autographs, including Spurgeon ALS showing true feelings about the Wesleyans (apparently more positive). Booth was eminent Wesleyan divine and author, including many devotional works and an exposition of Nehemiah as part of the Homiletic Commentary. Some items included are: 1890 ALS from Spurgeon to Booth. Other names are Benjamin Slack, John Walsh (Wesleyan minister at Bury), Edward Jones, John Shipman (Wesleyan missionary to Jamaica), Thomas Waugh (Ireland missionary pioneer), John Rattenbury, John Raby, William & Ellen Hopwood, William Pemberton (Burnley Methodist Pioneer), Robert Heys Atherton, Mary Rimmer, miniature engraving of John Wesley dated 1789. Thomas H. Watson, John Nelson (Methodist Preacher on Isle of Man), Thomas Cryer (early Wesleyan Missionary), George Steward (Wesleyan divine and author), Joseph Beaumont, Joseph Heaton, John Hannah, Robert Newstead, and many others. Some inscriptions in non-English languages. Also includes 70 autographs of the students of Didsbury Wesleyan School with the circuits they were from, 47 autographs of Didsbury Wesleyan College students, 1871. Other Names: William Goudie, William Arthur, Simpson Crump, Thomas Jackson, John Lomas, Charles Garrett, William Jessop, Alexander McAulay, Georther Mather, Michael Coulson Taylor, John Mason, John Dury Geden, William Jackson, Benjamin Hellier, Oberammergou, George Osbourn, Alfred Moritz Meyers, Mark Guy Pearse, W.B. Pope, Alfred J. French, Hugh Price Hughes, W.T. Davies, Rev. W.O. Simpson, Arthur Wing Pinero, William Riley, John Duxbury, William H. Lax, J. Alfred Sharp, Rev. W.J. Booth, Luke H. Wiseman, Sir Harcourt Johnstone. All of the contest of interest, some absolutely irreplaceable.

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        Just six days after he signed the act providing the Oklahoma Territory a temporary government, Pres. Harrison tells Col. Kerens his telegram arrived "after the Oklahoma appointments had been determined upon" and he cannot appoint the man the Colonel recommended - three weeks later, ostensibly to appease him, Harrison appointed Kerens to be a Commissioner-at-Large of the World Columbian Exposition

      Washington, DC, May 8, 1890. 4.5" x 6.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Benj Harrison"" as President, 2p, 4.5"" x 6.75"", separate pages, conjoined sheets. On Executive Mansion stationery, Washington, May 8, 1890. With original postmarked envelope addressed by Pres. Harrison to ""Col. R.C. Kerens / St. Louis / Mo,"" torn open at right edge removing upper portion of 2¢ George Washington postage stamp. Letter and envelope are marked ""Personal"" by Harrison. Fine condition.In full, ""Your telegram was received this morning after the Oklahoma appointments had been determined upon. A few days ago, I thought things were so arranged that I could trust the wishes of Mr Reynolds which I was quite inclined to do - tho' having much regretted to have him leave Missouri.""But I wanted to give these officers to the Territory my Marshal, Secy & one Judge. After going over the names carefully I could not find a marshal in the Territory who was satisfactory & did find a good Dist Atty - tho had to give over my thought as to Mr Reynolds, as with & finding no Judges there I was entirely satisfied with I have taken all three from outside. I am very sorry to disappoint Mr Reynolds - for I have been very favorable impressed by him. With kind regards Sincerely Yours Benj Harrison.""""An Act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Oklahoma, to enlarge the jurisdiction of the United States Court in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes"" was signed into law by Pres. Harrison on May 2, 1890.On May 26, 1890, Col. Richard C. Kerens was appointed by Pres. Harrison as one of eight national Commissioners-at-Large of the World Columbian Exposition to be held in Chicago."

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        Deutsche Volkstrachten. Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text. Zweite vermehrte Auflage.

      Bach Leipzig ( Erscheinungszeitraum um 1890 ) Mit 166 Textseiten sowie 90 ganzseitigen, farbenprächtigen, chromolithographierten Tafeln. Goldgeprägter OHldr mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, KleinFolio ( 33x27 cm ). Die detailreichen Tafeln mit meist mehreren Personen zeigen u.a. Trachten aus: Altenburg, Baden, Bayern, Böhmen, Brandenburg, Braunschweig, Elsaß, Hamburg, Bremen, Hannover, Harz, Hessen, Holstein, Littauen (Litauen), Lothringen, Mecklenburg, Österreich, Pommern, Rheinprovinz (Mosel, Wetzlar), Rügen, Sachsen, Salzburg, Schlesien, Schleswig, Steiermark, Thüringen, Tyrol (Tirol), Vierlande, Vorarlberg, Westphalen, Württemberg. Gutes, dekoratives Exemplar mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren: Einband etwas berieben, gering fleckig, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen, der reich goldgeprägte Rücken am oberen Kapital beschädigt und mit kleinen Abreibungen. Innen von bemerkenswert guter Erhaltung. Die Tafeln farbfrisch, nur wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Abreibungen. ( Gewicht 3400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Trachten, Volkstrachten, Kostüm, Kostüme, Nationaltrachten,Altenburg, Baden, Bayern, Böhmen, Brandenburg, Braunschweig, Elsaß, Hamburg, Bremen, Hannover, Harz, Hessen, Holstein, Litauen, Lothringen, Mecklenburg, Österreich, Pommern, Rheinprovinz, Mosel, Wetzlar, Rügen, Sachsen, Salzburg, Schlesien, Schleswig, Steiermark, Thüringen, Tirol, Vierlande, Vorarlberg, Westphalen, Württemberg.

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        Rare signed photograph of future Russian Czar Nicholas II at age 22

      n.p., 1890. 4" x 6.25". "Rare Cabinet Photograph Signed ""Nicholas / 1890"" in Russian. Sepia, 3.25"" x 4.5"" oval image, overall 4 x 6.25"". Photographer's imprint, in Russian, on verso. Image and signature are excellent but emulsion coating has some flaws that can probably be restored.On November 1, 1894, Czar Alexander III died of kidney disease. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Tsesarevich Nicholas, who took the throne as Czar Nicholas II. The photograph here offered was signed by 22-year-old Nicholas in 1890. He ruled until his forced abdication on March 15, 1917. He was the last Czar of Russia."

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        Sammlung von 456, teils kolorierten Bilderbögen in 2 Bänden

       In unterschiedlichen Auflagen, Braun & Schneider, München, (ca. 1890-1925). 2 moderne weinrote Leder-Einbände, folio, (einige Blätter im Rand etwas stockfleckig) - aus den Blatt-Nummern 7 bis 1219, nicht fortlaufend / Insgesamt sehr gute saubere Erhaltung - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate,Varia-Angebote

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        The Roots Of The Mountains Wherein Is Told Somewhat Of The Lives Of The Men Of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbours Their Foemen And Their Fellows In Arms

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. One of 250 on fine paper in original William Morris designed decorative cloth. Spine torn and chipped, rear hinge split, inner joints cracked and binding shaken. Bright and clean internally and a very attractively printed book. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 045993.

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        London and Fashionable Resorts. A Complete Guide to the Places of Amusement, Objects of Interest, Parks, Clubs, Markets, Docks, Leading Hotels and also a Directory, in a concise form, of First-class Reliable Houses in the Various Branches of Trade

      London: J. P. Segg & Co, 1890. Quarto, 240 pages. First edition. Elaborately designed and printed golden age travel guidebook, The text, printed in lavender, within decorative neo-classical golden borders, with many illustrations of many destinations of London and fashionable resorts. Attractively printed trade card for Bollinger's Champagne pasted-down to the front endpaper. All edges gilt. In soiled and worn blue and gilt-stamped red, beveled cloth. Front hinge repaired. Rear hinge starting. With an interesting two-color signature of a former owner to preliminary blank. Still attractive overall, good or better.

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        The Sign of Four.

      London: Spencer Blackett, 1890., 1890. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[iv]; 283. with a frontispiece engraving by Charles Kerr. Second Issue, with the same textual points as the first but with the Griffith Farran Standard Library imprint to the spine in place of Spencer Blackett. Publisher's decorative cloth, black endpapers. Owner name to flyleaf with further inscription to following blank 'Joseph W. Hill [?] from the author', likely in the hand of the recipient and certainly not that of the author. A few marks within, one or two leaves poorly opened otherwise very good. Original boards are clean, binding recased with original spine laid down (with a little loss at foot), endpapers neatly replaced. A presentable and inexpensive copy of the first edition.

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        THINGS WERE WELL ON THE PLANTATION.' ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATION FOR "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe. Published 1891 Cassell & Co. London.

      Circa 1890 - SUPERB ORIGINAL ART WORK ! Framed and glazed. Measuring 9.5" x 7.5" AN ICONIC IMAGE FROM THE CLASSIC TALE ! "Wal" Walter Stanley Paget (1863 - 1935) was the youngest of 3 Paget brothers. Conan Doyle wanted him to illustrate "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" in 1891 having been impressed by his work. His commission however was sent to Sidney Paget by mistake by his publishers. The rest is history !

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        The Principles of Psychology: (Complete in 2 Volumes)

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1890. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). First UK edition, published simultaneously with the American edition, complete in two volumes. Full calf leather bindings by Wilson of Cambridge, decorated with the arms of Cambridge University to boards and upper and lower compartments. Spines have four raised bands with gilt decoration, gilt border to boards, gilt hashed board edges, blind tooled turn-ins, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Darkening to spines, light rubbing to edges of spines, a few light marks to boards. Good solid bindings with no cracking to joints. Bookplates to front pastedown endpapers (James Welton, Caius College Cambridge) and also small bookseller labels (Blackwell's of Oxford). Slight spotting to first and last few pages, text is otherwise very clean throughout. The first UK edition of James' landmark work, the term stream of consciousness was coined here for the first time. An excellent example in high quality contemporary bindings. Hardback. Printed pages: Large 8vo. xii, 689; vi, 704

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      Japan n.d. ca 1890. A silk-mounted vertical Kakemono scroll:. 61.5 x 195.5 cm., sheet: 49 x 124.5 cm., bone fittings at. the bottom of the scroll roller, artist's cinnabar stamped. seal or Hanko & original signature, very clean, bright work.. IMPRESSIVE COLOR ZEN BUDDHIST HANGING SCROLL PAINTING A most excellent example of Dharma [Daruma in Japanese], or Bodhi Dharma as he is known in Sanskrit. The son of a king from Southern India, who became a bonze or priest, went to China and introduced the Buddhist Zen sect Ch'an to that country. He is often represented clad in a red or saffron robe & in deep meditation, sometimes depicted without legs. He is supposed to have lost his legs by a nine years' uninterrupted contemplation while sitting in the Lotus position. The current painting shows a virulent Daruma with one sandal in his right hand, wrapped in a traditional robe, a pair of large ringed earrings with a death-defying gaze. * Skillfully executed by a star pupil of Kawanabe Kyosai, Kyotei [Gyotei] who worked between ca. 1890-1910. He was infamous for making many fakes of Kyosai's works. While this work is clearly signed by the artist, in his own name, the style is exceptionally close to that of his master, Kyosai. * Paintings by this artist showing his own name are quite RARE ! The majority of his paintings were signed "Kyosai," which were forgeries of his master's work. It is therefore RARE to have a work actually signed and sealed in his own name! * THE SEAL: The Hanko or red cinnabar "chop" seal reads "GAGAKUBOIN" meaning is "Enjoy drawing pictures in a small room" and is impressed below his signature. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.100 for notes on Kawanabe. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 12, 1890

      The Zoological Society of London 1890 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains all ten parts of volume twelve, 1886 to 1890, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Embossed stamps on FEP and title page. Label on BEP. A few pages are bumped. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

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        HISTORIA DE LA REVOLUCION ESPAÑOLA. Desde la Guerra de la Independencia a la Restauración en Sagunto. 1808-1874. Prólogo de Francisco Pi Margall. La Enciclopedia Democrática.

      R. Gil Editor, Barcelona 1890 - 3 tomos 4ºM. Frontis, 983p, 26 láms. (primer retrato con merma en esq. sup.) = 934p, 1h, 25 láms. = 919p, 27 láms. En total 79 láms (con óxido, algunas color), hojas algo tostadas. Enc. edit. estampada, tomo 3 tapa post. deslucida y merma inf. lomo. 1890-92

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        Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten: Forschungsreisen im Kilimandscharo-Gebiet.

      Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut for Duncker & Humblot, 1890. - 8vo (248 x 168 mm), pp. XIV, [2 (section-title)], 376; printed in gothic type; mounted colour-printed frontispiece after E.T. Compton and 12 heliogravure plates by H. Riffarth after Compton, printed by F.A. Brockhaus, all retaining tissue guards, 8 mounted photographic plates after Meyer with printed borders and letterpress captions, 2 double-page lithographic maps printed in black and brown or brown and blue, routes added by hand in red, and one large folding lithographic map by Bruno Hassenstein printed in black, brown and blue retaining original loose tissue guard, all printed by Lithographische Anstalt von Hermann Keil, wood-engraved illustrations and tailpieces in the text; occasional very light offsetting, small ink mark on verso of one map, folding map slightly creased and with one short, skilfully-repaired marginal tear; original green pictorial cloth by Weissbeck & Bechmann, Leipzig, upper board blocked in black and silver with image of the Kilimanjaro's volcano Kibo and its Uhuru Peak, lettered in gilt and black, border in black, lower board with border in blind and central publisher's device in blind, spine with design blocked in black and lettered in gilt and black, textured lemon-yellow endpapers, decorated edges, white silk marker (slightly frayed); unobtrusive minor marking, extremities slightly rubbed, causing very small losses on corners and short cracks on joints (with later colour), nonetheless a very good copy; provenance: Schmorl & von Seefeld, Hanover (booksellers' ticket on upper pastedown) – '85' (number in ink on upper pastedown).First edition. Hans Meyer (1858-1929) was the son of bookseller-turned-publisher Herrmann Julius Meyer and grandson of Joseph Meyer, the founder of the publishing house Bibliographisches Institut. Following studies in history and political sciences and his graduation in national economy in 1881, Meyer undertook a two-year world tour to America via India and the Philippines. In the course of his subsequent travels, especially to the relatively recently defined region of German East Africa, Meyer grew to be one of the most famous explorers and mountaineers of his time. His most notable achievement was the first successful ascent of the Kilimanjaro's highest volcano, Kibo, in 1889, some forty years after the mountain had first been identified. Throughout his travels to Africa, South America and Tenerife, Meyer conducted meticulous scientific investigations, including comparative geological studies of the volcanic glaciers which had impeded his earliest mountaineering endeavours; a later trip to the Kilimanjaro was dedicated to this research and cartographic surveying (1898). Meyer's scientific research was balanced with his instigation of a German commission to sponsor and organise expeditions of, and publications on, the colonies. While his ethnographical research on the German colonies evaluated their economic merits for the German Reich, it is perhaps particularly noteworthy that he advocated a sensitivity towards native African mentalities in the inter-cultural exchange. Moreover, Meyer promoted public education: he delivered numerous public lectures as well as supporting the Museum für Völkerkunde and the Museum für vergleichende Länderkunde in Leipzig (now the Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, which also holds Meyer's archive today), through donations and bequests both of money and of his personal ethnographical collections. His contributions to all of these fields resulted in numerous accolades and honours, culminating in the professorship of colonial geography and politics at Leipzig (1915).Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten is Meyer's richly-illustrated first-person account of the first successful ascent of the Kilimanjaro, which was published the year after the expedition's return. Like all of Meyer's travel writings, while factual and incorporating much scientific detail, this was intended to disseminate his findings to a wider public. Meyer's high standard of production

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        Vie du Général Drouot 1774-1847 Ouvrage illustre de 43 gravures

      Paris, Firmin-Didot, ca. 1890. Gr.-8°, Halbleinen Sylva Consul, Vie du Général Drouot 1774-1847, ouvrage illustre de 43 gravures, hrsg. Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot, o.J. (ca. 1890), OHlwd m. Gold- u. Schwazrprägung, gr 8°, 3-seitiger Goldschnitt, 253 S gebräunt, Bindung tlw. gelöst, Ecken leicht best. sonst guter Zustand. rare u. gesuchte Ausgabe! In Französischer Sprache Versand D: 5,00 EUR Napoleon

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        Lycaste Skinnerii Armeniaca. Farbige Chromolithographie aus Frederick Sander\'s Reichenbachia ( Blatt 18 ).

      Sotheran London ( Dieses Blatt um 1890 erschienen ) Bildgröße 46 x 33 cm, unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 66 x 50,5 cm ). Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, ansonsten recht guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Mansell, Reichenbach, Orchidee, Orchid, Lycaste Skinnerii Armeniaca, Google

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        A. D. 2000.

      Chicago: Laird & Lee Publishers, 1890 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-415 [416: ad] [note: first leaf is a half title leaf], fifteen inserted plates with illustrations by W. Bretsnyder, original decorated navy blue bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, headbands, no flyleaves, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Published in paper wrappers as Laird & Lee's "Library of Choice Fiction," number 8 at 50¢, and in cloth (as here) at $1. There were two hardbound issues (printings?) of this book (priority unknown) with title pages dated 1890 (later reprints have no dates printed on the title page), one variant with page [416] blank and no half title leaf, the other with an advertisement for Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin on page [416] and a half title leaf; this being the variant with the half title leaf and with the advertisement on page [416]. An interesting novel, with many elements of super science, set in the United States of 2000 A. D. The technological climax of the book is the conquest of the North Pole. Many parallels to Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD, but particularly sketchy with regard to economics. In his preface Fuller comments that "lest originality of title and theme be denied, it is but justice to myself to state that both were assumed in November, 1887." For a lengthy discussion of this novel see Ben Fuson, "Three Kansas Utopian Novels of 1890," Extrapolation, 12 (December 1970), 7-24. Also see Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 290-92 who notes that this book "introduces [the natural disaster motif] into American science fiction ." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-78 and (1981) 1-76. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 821. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 315. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 68. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 87. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 398. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 188- 89. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 188. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 84- 5. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Reginald 05684. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corners, a few scuffs and rubs to cloth, early owner's name on half title page, a bright, very good copy. Uncommon. (#130718) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Planta do Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e de uma parte dos suburbios. (Republica dos Estados Unidos do Brazil). Gravura de Giesecke & Devrient, Leipzig.

      Rio de Janeiro: Laemmert [1890]. Mehrfarb. Faltkarte in 8 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen. 43,5 x 54 cm. Maßstab: 1:20.000. OLeinenbd. m. Goldpräg. 22,5 x 14 cm. (Versandstufe 2). - SEHR SELTEN! - Ebd. stärker fleckig, Leinen rückwärtig fleckig, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Karte, Landkarte, Brasilien, Rio de Janeiro.

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        Referat über die durch das moderne chirurgische Experiment gewonnen positive Resultate, betreffend die Naht und den Ersatz von Defecten (pp.101-111; pp.316-382, Taf.3: 20 Ab.).

      - Verh. Dtsch. Ges. Chir., 19. - Berlin, Verlag August Hirschwald, 1890, 8°, XXX, (1), 139, (2), 626 pp., zahlr. Holzschnitte u. 7 lith. Taf., Erstdruck des Referats vom 11. April 1890 und der Diskussion vom 12. April. 1890 gehalten auf dem 19. Congress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie! - - Themistocles Gluck dürfte wohl der Erste gewesen sein, der den künstlichen Gelenkersatz für Schulter-, Ellbogen- und Handgelenk, Hüft-, Knie- und Fussgelenk propagierte, der die Zementifikation dieser Prothesen konzipierte, Ideen die erst weit über ein halbes Jahrhundert später Eingang in das Bewußtsein der Medizin, bei Ärzten wie Laien, fanden. Heute sind diese Themistocles GLUCK zuzuschreibenden Erfindungen orthopädisches emeingut geworden. - cf.D.Wessinghage, Th.Gluck, p.17. - - "Total joint replacement, one of the most successful operations of modern times, is generally considered a development of the twentieth century. Yet the first total joint replacement was performed in Berlin in 1890. The tuberculous knee joint of a 17 year old woman was replaced by a hinged ivory prosthesis. The surgeon was Themistocles Gluck, whose pioneering work was dismissed during his lifetime and remains largely unrecognised to this day. - The early days Gluck's early experimental work concerned organ resection and transplantation. His thesis was entitled "On the extirpation of organs" and his main hypothesis was that after the loss of one of a paired organ the remaining organ would take over the total function. Tendons and nerves were harvested from cadavers, disinfected, and transplanted into recipient animal donors. Gluck saw no ethical dilemma in transplantation and speculated on the size of a tissue transplant that could be tolerated by humans. After experimenting with autologous transplantation and heterologous transplants in animals he began to work with foreign materials. He successfully bridged tendon, muscle, and bone defects by interposing silk and catgut suture bundles, which encouraged fibrous tissue formation, a process he called "autoplastic. - During the Serbian-Bulgarian war (1885-6) Gluck fixed the ends of a fractured femur with two steel plates secured to the bone with screws. He was amazed at how early the injured limb could resume movement. Around this time he replaced a portion of a mandible resected for cancer with a steel plate fixed to the bone with screws, with an excellent result. - Pioneer of joint replacement - Much of Gluck's early work was an attempt to develop "guide rails" for tissue regeneration. He then went one step further and tried to provide definitive tissue replacements, in particular for bone and joint defects. Various materials were used in animal trials, including aluminium, wood, glass, and nickel plated steel, but he opted for ivory as the most important material-a decision that was perhaps influenced by the fact that the Ivory Coast was then a German colony. After using ivory cylinders to bridge bone defects in animals he impacted ivory cylinders into the medullary canal in patients with fractured long bones. Not only was bone continuity restored but secure fixation was also achieved. These ivory cylinders were a forerunner of the Küntscher nail. The fixation was later supplemented by small ivory pegs driven into horizontal drill holes. A connection that allowed movement at the level of the implant was a further improvement. Gluck rapidly developed models for the total replacement of shoulder, elbow, hand, and knee joints. - Gluck also considered the fixation of the prosthesis to the skeleton. He was the first surgeon to use bone cement and he experimented with a variety of substances, including copper amalgam, plaster of Paris, and stone putty (rosin with pumice stone or gypsum), which hardened rapidly after mixing. He thus predated the work of Sir John Chamley by 65 years. The implants could be well fixed with cement, but he favoured osseointegration: the stability of the implant guaranteed . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Japan ca 1890's, Kusakabe]. Black accordion folding photo. album, 64 hand-colored albumen photos, tissue guards, hinges. mended, solid, album cover 18 x 12 cm., photo size 14 x 9 cm. very good, photos on both sides of album leaves. S C A R C E. THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Kusakabe Kimbei [1841-1934] was a well-known Japanese photographer, who served the foreign community in Yokohama, operating from ca. 1881-1913. He created lovely photographic albums with scenery, studio images of posed Japanese men and women and a wide variety of other souvenir albums. His work was of a high quality and an interesting nature. * Kusakabe was a very unique Japanese photographer who understood Western photographic principals, but stuck to his native Japanese style and tradition of capturing native Japanese subjects with great skill. . Kusakabe likely apprenticed with both Beato and Stillfried as a photograph colorist. In 1885 he managed to acquire a number of Beato and Stillfried negatives which were reprinted and sold in his albums. Kusakabe being located on the main street in Yokohama had many foreign clients who purchased his albums. . His landscapes captured what 19th century Japan was truly like. His portraits also reflect a "natural" beauty and quality not found in the work of other Japanese photographers of the time, even though many were posed. . Kusakabe also sold photographs by the famous Nagasaki photographer Ueno Hikoma. . There is common confusion regarding the works of both Kusakabe Kimbei and those of Kashima Seibi [1866-1924]. Kashima was known as the photographer of a book by Angus: JAPAN: The Eastern Wonderland, & volume seven of the PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHER. He is often & wrongly referred to as "Kajima." He also had a studio and his images were often re-used by K. Ogawa as Kashima helped finance Ogawa's collotype [photo] business. See Bennett [below] pp.50, 57 for more biographical and other details on these photographers. *** THE ALBUM: This album was the collaborative photographic work of two well-known Yokohama photographic studios. Those of Kusakabe Kimbei [1841-1934] and Kashima Seibi [1866-1924]. Kusakabe was a popular Yokohama photographer, and he sold a great deal to foreigners, operating from ca. 1881-1913. He was apprentice to either Beato or Stillfried and worked as a photo hand-colorist, and later acquired a good number of negatives from both of these early and very important Western pioneers who had photo shops in Yokohama. . Therefore many of their images were found in Kusakabe's later photo albums. He also may have bought some negatives Nagasaki images from Ueno Hikoma as these too are found within his albums. Due to the large number of negatives exchanged, between photographers, collectors are easily confused about who the actual photographer was. See Bennett pp.50, 57 for more biographical and other details on these photographers. * THE COVERS: This is a lovely miniature accordion folding album. With wood-covered black-lacquer, decorated with gold birds on the front & back. It is in nice condition, neither cracked nor warped, with some page hinges reinforced. The images by and large quite nice, clear, with a slight touch of very minor fading to a few but most are quite good, with delicate hand-coloring, which are albumen types. * THE PHOTOS: SIDE ONE: . Side one from the beginning show a horse being loaded with rice stalks; women washing Kimono; three women in bedroom-2 under mosquito net; woman playing Shamisen with daughter; 2 women sewing; doctor taking a woman's pulse, while a young girl fans the fire under a tea pot; playing Shogi: two women and an old man play the game; two women taking lunch with a maid serving; 2 children learning Oshuji [calligraphy] from an old bearded man; two women taking tea being served by a maid; 2 women sleeping under a Futon; 2 young girls feeding silk worms while another chops the mulberry leaves; Shamisen and musical instrument shop; basket-weaver's shop; lady's coiffeur shop, shows combs, ribbons, hair pins &c.; childdren's toy shop; culinary utensil shop; Geta or Japanese sandal shop; cookware shop: shows rice steamer, tea pots &c.; ceramic and porcelain-ware shop; Anko [sweet bean candy/cake] shop; fruit ship; four young acrobats; four pilgrims with portable Buddhist shrine; pilgrim climbing Mt. Fuji; fisherman; two Buddhist monks/priests; woman having her hair done; woman with parasol in winter [2]; young woman with her younger brother on a journey with parasol, woman playing a four-stringed instrument "Pipa." * SIDE TWO: . Jinriksha man pulling two women; two women and two men carrying a palanquin, chrysanthemum flower show; beach scene with pleasure boat and rural village; mountain resort; waterfall [2]; Buddhist bronze lantern; three monkey sculpture: shows the famous "Hear no, speak no, say no evil." . A Shinto shrine, Sacred arched bridge; rural temple [2]; Shiratono Taki waterfalls near Mt. Fuji; Mt. Fuji on lake Biwa; Ryokan on the river [Japanese Inn]; mountain path with travelers and large Japanese inns; mountain village scenes, waterfalls with large stone lantern; Yokohama views: Enoshima and cave over the water [caption in Japanese]; Enoshima beach shell collectors; Enoshima & fisherman with his boat; Tokyo views: Iris garden; Kabuki-za [Kabuki Theatre]; cherry blossoms [3]; Shrine; canal scene with small boat & houses; Jinriksha and puller on rural street near the famous "100 Steps" in Yokohama. *** An excellent example of period photographic images, depicting some of the more famous places, customs and life style of the people. A good insight to Japan during the end of the 19th century. A complete album, issued by Kusakabe for early Western visitors to Japan as a memory of their sojourn in that curious & hitherto closed country. A reflection on old Japan. *** REFERENCE: The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: . T. Bennett: EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES, see p.149 image 100d: Japanese Lantern Maker and the image of the Buddhist priest, cited as number 146 which are exactly the same images in this album. . H. Bayou; FELICE BEATO ET L'ECOLE DE YOKOHAMA. JAPANISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE 1860-1929. . H. Cortazzi: JAPAN CAUGHT IN TIME. . [Feliz Beato/R. von Stillfried]: ONCE UPON A TIME: Visions of Old Japan from the Photos of Beato and Stillfried & the Words of Pierre Loti. . Claudia G. Philipp et al: FELICE BEATO IN JAPAN: Photographien zum Ende der Feudalzeit 1863-1873. . C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOPGRAPHS 1854-1905. . Philipp March & Claudia Delank: THE ADVENTURE OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1860-1890. . LA LEGGENDA DI UN IMPERO: Felice Beato e la scuola fotogarfica di Yokohama alla scoperta del Giappone 1860/1900 for more useful details, valuable images and information. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA its occupation by Spain and France -- its sale to the United States -- its opening to settlement in 1889 -- and the meeting of the first territorial legislature (Signed association)

      C. B. Hamilton & Son, Topeka, 1890, 1890. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover.. First Edition. Lovely gilt-stamped & decorated cloth. 277pp. Illustrated with many wood engravings of landscape, architecture, & portraiture. The preliminary blank page has a modern, nine-line ink presentation inscription in 1981 from a woman who was a great-granddaughter of Col. John Shanklin. Shanklin has two pages of biography at the end of the book. He was at one time a member of the Townsite Commissioners in Oklahoma Territory. The presentation is to the woman's grandson. The cover sub-title is, "The Land of the Fair God." This book represents the first history of Oklahoma Territory after mass opening to white settlement. There is also considerable information on the natural characteristics of the land. Professionally rebound in original covers, with new floral endpapers closely matching the originals. Extremities & edges of the covers worn, but not severely so. Very scarce. Howes R390 ("Most of the edition burned"), Hargrett Gilcrease Imprints p294 (burned in a fire "in Topeka"), Rader 2810, Graff 3536..

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        NEUE LEBENDE BILDER. Ein Ziehbilderbuch. Enthält: Der Portrait-Maler (Mechanismus der bewegl. Augen harckt); Das gute Katzerl (Mechanismus für Katze ausgehängt); Der Vituos (Bewegungslasche fehlt); Der Wurstler (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O.); Grosse Wäsche (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O.); Der Holzhauer (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen); Der Student und sein Pudel (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen); Der Brunnen (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen) . Hrsg:

      Braun und Schneider., München. 1890 - Illustr. Original-Halbleinenband. 1 Blatt und 8 kolorierte lithographierte Ziehbilder. Einband bestossen, berieben, Rücken lt. angerissen aber fest, handschriftl. Eintrag auf vo. Innendeckel, Kritzelein auf hi. Innendeckel, SEHR SELTEN! 1100 gr. 4°, 9 Seiten. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gotthardbahn. Bau der Nordrampe durch die Baugesellschaft Flüelen-Göschenen. Installationen, Hülfsmaschinen, Werkzeuge etc. Als Erinnerung für die Beteiligten zusammengestellt.

      o. V.; Druck: Hofer & Burger, Zch. 1890 - [6] S, 45 unpaginierte doppelblattgrosse Tafeln. Or.Lwd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Deckeltitel, 2°. Neben einer Übersichtskarte und einem Höhenprofil für die ganze Baustrecke, masstabgerechte und vermasste Abbildungen der beim Bau zum Einsatz gelangten Gerätschaften, von der Barake für 16 Mann mit Ashaltpappe-, resp. Ziegel- und Schindelbedachung über den Spiegeltisch zum Durchzeichnen auf Papier bis zur Tenderlocomotive 30 Pferd. und Spurweite 750 mm und Darstellungen einzelner wichtiger Bauabschnitte wie Pfaffensprungtunnel, Kerstelenbach-Viaduct und dem Drahtseilsteg bei der Inschibrücke. Titel auf Deckel und Rücken: Gotthardbahn Flüelen-Göschenen. Sehr selten. Einband stark berieben, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, durchgängig etwas stockfleckig. Eisenbahn; Bauwesen; Schweiz; Uri (Kanton); 19. Jahrhundert; Gotthardbahn, Gotthardtunnel; Helvetica; AMZ 2002; Bahnhof, Oberbau und Unterbau; Rollmaterial. Sprache: Deutsch. 900 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FRAYS AND FORAYS: Sketches in Peace and War.

      London 1890, Percival. Green blind-stamped cloth, gold. stamped titles, small size ca. 12 x 17.5 cm., 152p., very. clean, solid copy, with Oct. 17, 1895 newspaper article laid. down. AUTHOR'S SIGNED CARD FIRST & ONLY VERY OBSCURE EDITION. Early Primary Resource on Kabul THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED POSTCARD HINGED TO THE INSIDE: This copy contains two items: a. The author's penned a postcard to his publisher: "Sept. 25, 'XVII'[1917]. Messrs. Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., % Messr. George Routledge & Sons, 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C. 4." Along with the verso in his hand: "Will you kindly quote price for two soiled copies of "The English Regalia" by Cyril Davenport 1879." Signed "Major General Sir George Younghusband at the above address." . The post card has a nicely black embossed with Younghusband's return address: "Station: Mark Lane. telephone Avenue 36. St. Thomas' Tower, Tower of London." . The above postcard is gently laid down with a cotton archival tape. No damage to text. . CONDITION: There is a light vertical fold, text legible in Younghusband's pen, with the imprint of a carbon typescript offset over it. . b. An old newspaper article laid down inside the front cover. It states: "In the spring of [1886-] 1887 Captain Younghusband marched alone from Peking to India, across the Gobi desert and through Chinese Turkestan and Kashmir. For this journey, he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society." . See Wikipeida article about Capt. Francis Younghusband, we see that he was given the Gold Medal for the same trip during the same time period. See bibliography below for the link. * WHO WAS CAPT. G.J. YOUNGHUSBAND: This book was written by Major-General Sir George Younghusband [Sir George John Younghusband] (1859-1944), Keeper of the Jewel House, Tower of London. He was the brother of Sir Francis Younhusband. They both won the Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society. * The two Younghusband brothers, wrote: THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL, in 1895. This work was based on the letters of the authors, both were also correspondents for "The Times". This covered the Chitral area, in India, which was close to the Afghan border. * George J. Younghusband wrote six other titles, from 1888 through 1908, covering his primary experiences from Burma to Central Asia, Japan, and the Philippines. This early title is his second book and is considered his rarest work. * CONTENTS: Chapter headings: The defense of the Kabul Residency; Campaigning Beyond the Border [Khyber Pass & that area]; The Guides [guide to soldiering in India, Hong Kong, Singapore]; The Bengal Lancers; The Goorkas [insights to the Ghurkas]; Soldiering in the Soudan; Sport in the Sunny East [hunting pastime in India]; Camp Stories [about Khyber Pass and that area]; Life on the Frontier [Kabul Residency]. * THE ARTICLE INSIDE THE FRONT COVER: There is a penned date of "17.10:95" [Oct. 17, 1895]. The article discussed a lecture by Capt. Younghusband who lectured the Tyneside Geographical Society on that date. " a veteran traveler, though but a young man of 32. He served in the King's Dragoon guards from 1882 to 18990, when he was transferred to the Political Dept. of the government of India and placed on the establishment of the Indian Staff Corps...In his lecture 'Some Trade Routes in the Chinese empire,' which he was to have an account of the main routes he has followed in Manchuria, Mongolia and Chinese Turkestan....his first journey was made to Manchuria with Mr. James of the Bombay Civil Service in 1886 [please inquire with us for a copy of this book: THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA], they passed through the greater part of Manchuria, up to the Corean and Russian frontiers." * BIBLIOGRAPHY: THE ACADEMY: See a book review article in this journal, September 20, 1890, below, the text reads: "Frays and Forays: Sketches in Peace and War. By Capt. G. J. Younghusband. (Porcival [sic]) Military literature can show no more striking contrast than from the "ranker" of Lake's fighting army to the smart wing officer of the Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Not that the latter is not required to carry his life daily in his hand almost as much as the former; but the entire surroundings of the two are so different! And, in its own small way, this little volume of sketches by Capt. Younghusband is as well worth reading as the elaborate Memoirs of John Shipp. Mr. Rudyard Kipling, the literary lion of the last London season, has touched with consummate cleverness upon some of the aspects of life upon the Afghan frontier; and Prof. James Darmesteter has recently brought back from the same region the materials for a philological monograph. But there is yet room for a plain narrative of the manner in which English officers have tamed the wild border tribes, by the same methods which pacified the Scotch Highlands. If Capt. Younghusband has not himself written such a narrative, he has at least contributed some chapters towards it. If only he would devote one of the furloughs of which he talks to serious literary labor, we believe that he could produce something that would deserve to live." With all of the typographical errors of the day. *** Wikipedia article on Capt. Francis Younghusband:, scroll down to "Military Career" to find this citation. * THE ACADEMY: link: and%20forays&sig=PQN9bisOBM6_evjjgQF0Dlbxo5k&ei=bnxhTufLI6_Y iAKP6cmkDg&ct=result&sqi=2&id=cjYZAAAAYAAJ&ots=UpMqPpKUU7&ou tput=text * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        In Darkest Africa, or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. By ... With one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations and maps. Vol. I-II. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Limited,

      London 1890. XV, [1], 529, [1]; XV, [1], 472, [1] s. Rikt illustr., 38 plansjer, 1 kart og 3 foldekart i farger. Orig. rikt dekorerte mørkerøde helsjirtingb. Samtidig, diskré, navnestempel øverst på tittelbl. De store foldekartene foran i hvert bind med med et par store rifter. For øvrig, et friskt og fint sett

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        The Tragic Mary

      George Bell and Sons, London 1890 - Original beige paper covered boards with famous cover illustration of blossom and vines with innovative lettering motif on both covers by Selwyn Image (signed lower right). 261pp. A book uncommon to find it presentable condition, this copy is fine. A great rarity thus. Housed in attractive folding box with marbled paper covered boards, cloth spine and label on spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs Hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut,, 1890-1893. Dritte (3.) gänzlich neub. Aufl., (ausgezeichnet durch die Farbbrillanz der Chromolithographien); 10 Bände Gr.-8°, Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Mit Lesebändchen. Zum Inhalt: Bände 1-3: Die Säugethiere / Bände 4-6: Die Vögel / Band 7: Kriechtiere und Lurche / Band 8: Fische / Band 9: Insekten, Tausendfüßler und Spinnen / Band 10: Niedere Tiere. Lesebändchen verschmutzt, Bände z. T. berieben, insg. aber guter Erhaltungszustand Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Lettre signée - 1963 (au Conservateur en chef du Musée du Louvre)

      - Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970). Homme d’État français. Lettre dactylographiée signée, Paris, 12 décembre 1963, à Germain Bazin (Conservateur en chef au Musée du Louvre), 1 page in-4, en-tête du général. Enveloppe de la présidence de la République jointe. Le général remercie son correspondant pour l’envoi de son livre. « Monsieur le Conservateur en Chef, Votre ouvrage sur l’Aleijadinho m’a paru admirable tant par le texte que par les reproductions que vous avez choisies pour l’illustrer. Je vous remercie bien sincèrement de l’agrément et de l’intérêt que j’ai pris à le lire et à le regarder. Veuillez croire, Monsieur le Conservateur en Chef, à mes sentiments les plus distingués et les meilleurs. C. de Gaulle ». Germain Bazin (1901-1990) était un écrivain et un historien de l’art français. Il fut conservateur en chef du département des peintures et des dessins du Musée du Louvre entre 1951 et 1965.

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        Ratzeburg von oberhalb d. Sägemühle gesehn (!). Kolor. Lithographie mit 10 Randansichten von F.G. Müller. Verden, um 1880. 38 x 59,5 cm.

      1890 - Schöne Panorama-Ansicht mit Randansichten vom: Bahnhof, Marktplatz mit Rathaus, Dom, Baek, Georgsberg mit der Kirche, Landdrostei u.a.- Wenige kleine Randläsionen, 1 Einriss bis in die Darstellung (2 cm).- Knapprandig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Cartel de Toros) MADRID (Beneficencia).

      - 8 de Junio de 1890. Toros de FÉLIZ GÓMEZ y CONDE DE PATILLA. MATADORES: RAFAEL MOLINA "Lagartijo", y FCO. ARJONA REYES "Currito". Cartel en Seda, ilustrado, B/N. Enmarcado. (T-126) 60x30 cms. CARTELES TAUROMAQUIA

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      [Tokyo 1890 Miyake]. Nine matching Oban woodcut prints,in an. accordion folding folder, neatly rebacked, each print ca. 25. x 37 cm., folds open to 223.5 cm., very clean, no defects,. lovely polychrome color printing. RARE FIRST & ONLY EDITION. This stunning and complete nine panel print series is more than RARE within the genre of Japanese prints, they are IMPOSSIBLE ! * We are fortunate to have acquired this complete and marvelous work by the master UTAGAWA Yoshitora aka: Gountei [flourished 1850-1880] was an Ukiyo-e painter and did many fine prints of foreigners in Yokohama, with considerable naive charm. His works are widely collected by world museums and institutaions. With the Yoshitora's alternate or "studio name" of Nagashima Mohsai found on two panels [#4 & 9] in a white signature cartououche. * This lovely work covers the Boshin War of 1868, also know as the Ueno or Todai War. * BOSHIN WAR: This is the largest and most famous battle scene of the Ueno war designed by Yoshitora, and is surely the most complete view of the battle ever printed in nine complete panels. It is spectacular and exceedingly RARE to find it complete and preserved in such a clean and flawless state. * The Boshin Senso [war], "War of the Year of the Dragon" was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the imperial court. The war finds its origins in dissatisfaction among many nobles and young samurai with the Shogunate's handling of foreign-ers following the opening of Japan in 1854 by Commodore Perry, the prior decade. An alliance of southern Samurai and court officials secured the cooperation of the young Emperor Meiji, who declared the abolition of the two-hundred-year- old Shogunate. Military movements by imperial forces and partisan violence in Edo led Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the sitting Shogun, to launch a military campaign to seize the emperor's court at Kyoto. The military tide rapidly turned in favor of the smaller but relatively modernized imperial faction, and after a series of battles culminating in the surrender of Edo, Yoshinobu personally surrendered. The Tokugawa remnant retreated to northern Honshu and later to Hokkaido, where they founded the Ezo republic. Defeat at the Battle of Hakodate broke this last holdout and left the imperial rule supreme throughout the whole of Japan, completing the military phase of the Meiji Restoration. * Approximately 120,000 men were mobilized during the conflict and of these about 3,500 were killed. In the end,the victorious imperial faction abandoned its objective to expel foreigners from Japan and instead adopted a policy of continued modernization with an eye to eventual renegotiation of the Unequal Treaties with the Western powers. Due to the persistence of Saigo Takamori, a prominent leader of the imperial faction, the Tokugawa loyalists were shown clemency, and many former Shogun leaders were later given positions of responsibility under the new government. * The Boshin War testifies to the advanced state of moderni- zation already achieved by Japan barely fourteen years after its opening to the West, the already high involvement of Western nations, especially Great Britain and France in the country's politics, and the rather turbulent installation of Imperial power. Over time, the war has been romanticized by Japanese and others who view the Meiji Restoration as a "bloodless revolution," despite the number of casualties. Various dramatizations of the war have been made in Japan, and elements of the conflict were incorporated into the 2003 American film The Last Samurai. * The work is a series of nine matching panels in vertical Oban format, each with a number i.e. 1-9, with two title cartouches, the first on page 1, the second on page five. Of historical importance, was the actual burning of Kaneji shrine, known then as the most important Buddhist Temple during the Tokugawa Shogunate. It was rebuilt, but this image is perhaps the most original remaining relic of the former glory and true nature of the actual shrine. [Liberally quoted from Wikipedia] * The battle was conducted during a rain storm, and the prints show the streaks of ran falling in silver giving realism to the overall work. The sky area has been delicately mica dusted to give a shimmering starry effect. The two forces are uniformed in greatly differing ways: the Imperial soldiers are in "modern" Western style uniforms, with back packs and rifles with bayonets drawn, while the Imperial opposition were in traditional Samurai warrior uniform, sporting their famed Samurai swords. In panel seven, the Imperial forces were being over-run by the opposition soldiers and they began to commit suicide rather than be killed or captured. One view shows an Imperial Samurai disemboweling himself in the traditional posture with his sword and cutting his jugular, while another uses his toe to shoot himself in the head. A dramatic insight to the brutality of this war. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204. - * General Sadahide References: K. Nonogami; BUN MEI KAI KA NISHIKI E SHU: COLOR PRINTS OF THE LATE TOKUGAWA EARLY MEIJI PERIODS IN THE NONOGAMI COLLECTION. - T. Tamba: REFLECTIONS OF THE CULTURES OF YOKOHAMA IN THE PORT OPENING. - Kanagawa Kenritsu Hakubutsukan: YOKOHAMA UKIYOE TO SORATOBU ESHI GOUNTE SADAHIDE. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        KEELING'S GUIDE TO JAPAN. Yokohama, Tokio, Hakone, Fujiyama,Kamakura, Yokoska, K

      Yokohama 1890, Farsari & Kelly & Walsh.Black cloth,very good. 164p., 10 maps, index, fourth edition, second issue, revised. & enlarged, many quaint adverts, 11 x 16 cm.. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE !. AN IMPORTANT AND VERY EARLY GUIDE BOOK TO ALL OF JAPAN This excellent early source covers travel to the hitherto forbidden interior of Japan. To the various cities, with the details of how to travel, where to stay, what to see & other vital notes for the newly arrived foreigner. * This also covers the new railroads. A fascinating work, with chart of distance between each place, with narrative on each town, village & city. A maps pin-point one's progress along the Tokaido Highway and other byways. With a hand-colored map showing Rickshaw rates, and another hand colored map of the Tokyo area, with a nice copper etched plan of Nikko, guide to Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto &c. * Loaded with quaint advertisements at the rear. A wonderful & early resource! With copious index. Loaded with period adverts for services from Japanese business, photographers, silk dealers, as well as from foreigners & their businesses. * This early guide has always been a most elusive gem! * Color scans can be sent by mail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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      [Osaka 1890, Ueda]. Black cloth spine over colored boards,. very good, co-author B.[Unsai] Ueda [Wyeda sic]. 116p., 9.5. x 15 cm., Japanese text, English captions, spine, inside. gutter mended, else solid. OBSCURE FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A COPPER ETCHED & ILLUSTRATED WORLD GUIDE BOOKS An excellent set of early monographs, written for the new era of Japanese who began to travel the world. Each text is therefore in Japanese, with additional captions in English. Each volume covering a different geographical area of the world, complete set consist of seven volumes. The set is arranged to start with volume one and each successive volume continues from where the previous volume left off. This work is one of the earliest detailed travel guides to the world in Japanese. Quaint work with much charm ! * NOTE: We may only have separate volumes from the whole set, so please each entry READ CAREFULLY ! * ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY: Nearly every page has an etched illustration, either full or half-page. World famous places and their sights are described and illustrated. The front covers are nicely printed in chromolithographic colors. The backs show the logo of "Awoki Szandow Osaka Bookselling," printed in gold. The internal illustrations are of copper or steel etching type, and are of high quality, fine line. * CO-AUTHOR: The co-author was J. Susuka. * CONTENTS OF THE COMPLETE SET CONSISTS OF SEVEN VOLUMES: Volume 1: Americas: San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. * Volume 2: London, exhibition at Kensington, Regent Street, Surrey, Zoological gardens, Vauxhall Gardens, Windsor Castle, Regent's Park, Temple Bar Gate, Crystal Palace, Tower of London, hunting slaves & slave trade, New Market, Westminster Abbey, St. James' Park, St. Paul's, Suspension bridges: Hammersmith & Hungerford; map of England & Wales., Charing Cross: Liverpool, Edinburgh Castle, Mersey, prison interior, Glasgow, Clyde River, Dublin, Nelson's Pillar, Lisbon, Oporto, bull fight, Spain, earthquake, Madrid, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Granada, Sevilla, Leaning tower at Saragossa, Barcelona, Marseilles & Lyons. With "The Table of Hour of the Situation of Every Cities Around the World" actually a very nice engraved, movable clock showing world cities, night vs. day, * Volume 3: Arctic, Iceland, St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Italy and Switzerland * Volume 4: Egypt, South Africa and Australia Asia. * Volume 5: France, Holland and Germany. * Volume 6: Southeast Asia: Ceylon, Buddhist images, India, Cabool, tiger hunting, indigo, fakirs, Hindoos, French conquest of Madras, Clive in India, Hyderbad, Benares, Sanchi, Bombey, Lueknow, Taj Mahar, Delhi, Lahore, women of Amritsar, Elephanta, views of foreigners stretching their tents in the Himalaya, Kot Kangra Himalayas: Border with Tibet, Cashmere & Ladakh. * Volume 7: Burma, Mandalay, Burmese costume, Buddhist temples, palaces, white elephants, British flag over Burma, Great temple at Ava; raised villages of Malaya, beautiful women of Malacca, view of the port of Singapore, views of Bangkok, King & Queen of Siam, their palace, Siamese aristocrats, Siamese women, Ayutha, elephants; bivouac of M. Mouhot in the forest, Lao women, rhinos, old Vietnam [Tonking], Luang Prabang, Cambodia, Laos, Annam [Viet Nam], China the Great Wall, types of Chinese women, substantial guide to China, Chinese justice, punishment, Peking temples, pagodas, great architecture; Korea, guide to the land, people and language; Japan: Nagasaki, Takashima mines, Kobe port, with a very excellent engraving of Awoki's book shop in Osaka showing Japanese and foreign people browsing ! Shinsai bridge, Osaka castle, Nakanojima park &c. Contains 224 pages, 146 engravings, Japanese and some English captions. * NOTE: The set was first issued in a 5 volume work, later the author added two additional volumes, thus some catalogers were not aware of the last two so the volume numbering varies. See our website scan illus02.jpg for a copy of the colophon of the seven volume set. * BINDING: Each volume is uniformly bound, with a brown cloth spine, over color illustrated board covers. Bound in a "pocket" size, 9.5 x 15 cm. Each page is a double folded leave, typical Japanese style. Some have all marbled edges. * CONDITION: The black cloth spines are a thin a type of cloth, some are mended, and the usual wear is present, with usual scuffing and wear to the covers and edges which is common for this book. By and large, the contents are clean and solid. Inner hinge mending on some volumes. * JAPANESE COLOPHON: The back of each volume has the Japanese colophon, giving the list of each of the seven titles, date, publisher, author's name. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Principles of Psychology

      New York: Henry Holt. FIRST EDITION. Original hardcover cloth. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of William James's masterpiece, the foundational work in establishing psychology as an experimental science. "The Principles of Psychology, which appeared in 1890 after twelve years in the making, is undoubtedly his magnum opus. James was an established Harvard professor and a psychologist and philosopher with an international reputation when Principles was published, but the book alone guaranteed him permanent renown. Since psychology and philosophy were not distinctly separated in 1890, Principles is not only a textbook in experimental psychology but also a landmark contribution to the philosophy of psychology or the philosophy of mind. Discussions of the mind-body relationship and of free will, for instance, accompany explanations of brain functions and of physiological optics. Principles, a massive study that occupies two volumes and twenty-eight chapters, is absorbing for the philosopher and the psychologist alike. Russell called Principles 'the most delightful and readable book on its subject,' a sentiment that many modern thinkers still hold" (Myers, William James: His Life and Thought). The true first printing, first issue: with "Psy-chology" hyphenated in ads facing title pages and the misprints: "the seat of intellectual power" instead of "not the sole seat of intellect" (Vol.1, p.10, l. 9-10) and "object of some absent object of sensation" instead of "object of some absent sensation" (Vol.2, p.101, l.20). New York: Henry Holt, 1890. Octavo, original green cloth. Two volumes. Light rubbing to cloth, but cloth exceptionally clean; nearly invisible reinforcement to vol. I front hinge. Occasional smudges to text but text generally very clean. RARE, particularly in such good condition in original cloth.

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      [N.p., 1890. Formerly string-tied, now lacking the string and the leaves loose (but all present). A bit of light soiling and edge wear on the first leaf. Else near fine. An interesting and lengthy account of a late 19th-century exploration of Yosemite, describing the adventures of the author and his cohorts as well as Yosemite's history, development, and natural wonders. The first eight pages of the work seem to have been drawn directly from an 1888 publication entitled YOSEMITE: WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO, written by journalist George MacKenzie (under the pseudonym of Lewis Stornoway). Following that portion the text becomes a first-person narrative, describing the anonymous author's ten-day trip through Yosemite in early May 1889. He recounts his adventures in the park, hiking among various groves, climbing, relaxing in camps and the other accommodations they enjoyed, etc. His adventures are described in great detail and in an engaging manner. There are descriptions of several magnificent waterfalls (including Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls), the "Signal Fire," Glacier Point, and the various innkeepers and other denizens of Yosemite at the time, providing valuable information about the colorful people who populated the park in that era.

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        In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. [Including interesting Ephemera of Liebig's Meat Extract (Liebig's Fleisch Extract)]. With one hundred and sixty-five woodcut illustrations and Maps. [This edition [was] specially prepared for subscription only, [and was] completed in 22 parts, at 2s each, or in six divisions, cloth gilt, at 9s. each, and [was] not obtainable from the ordi

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. Very good condition with some signs of external wear. Fold-out maps of division I + IV with tears, but complete. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in each division. Some mild signs of foxing only. All bindings tight ! Includes some spectacular ephemera: Loosely inserted from the publisher is one large advertising-sheet for "Liebig's Meat extract" - showing Stanley, how he feeds the extract to a "Madi". The account of this happening was mentioned by Stanley in this publication and this was used by "Liebig's" and used as one of the earliest "Product-Placement's" in advertising history. Also included is a "Sherry Blossom" bookmark (ask for images).. Two volumes (divided and bound in six separate Volumes (Divisions)). London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890. 26 cm x 18 cm. Pagination: Volume I,1: Portrait-Frontispiece, XXXI, Large folded map: "A Map of the Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition through Africa", pages 1-160 / Volume I,2: pages 161-336 / Volume I,3: pages 337-512 / Volume I,4: includes the end of Volume I: pages 513-529 (including Appendix and Index for Volume I) and Volume I,4 also includes the beginning of Volume II,1: XV pages with Contens and List of Illustrations for Volume I (!) and pages 1-144 of Volume II,1 - including "A (coloured) Map of Emin Pasha's Province" / Volume II,2: pages 145-320 including a coloured "Profile Sketch of Ruwenzori and the Valley of the Semliki" / Volume II, 3: pages 321-472, including Index for Volume II and "A (coloured) Map of the Routes of The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition from the River Congo to the Victoria Nyanza by Henry M. Stanley" - followed by the misbound titlepage and Contens-pages of Volume II. Hardcover / Original, red pictorial publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine and frontcover. Very good condition with some signs of external wear. Fold-out maps of division I + IV with tears, but complete. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in each division. Some mild signs of foxing only. All bindings tight ! Includes some spectacular ephemera: Loosely inserted from the publisher is one large advertising-sheet for "Liebig's Meat extract" - showing Stanley, how he feeds the extract to a "Madi". The account of this happening was mentioned by Stanley in this publication and this was used by "Liebig's" and used as one of the earliest "Product-Placement's" in advertising history. Also included is a "Sherry Blossom" bookmark (ask for images). The very thorough publication includes Appendices with crucial data for an expedition into Africa at the time: Appendix A - Congratulations by Cable received at Zanzibar / Appendix B - Comparative Table of Forest and Grass - Land Languages / Appendix C - Itinerary of the Journeys made in 1887, 1888, 1889 / Appendix D - Balance Sheet of the Expedition including "[Monetary] Receipts from Subscribers" , Funds received from newspapers on account of letters from H.M.Stanley (Divided into funds from the Daily News, The Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Manchester Guardian, The Scotsman (from Edinburgh) / Also listed are expenses for Expedition Equipment, Telegrams, Insurance, Special Messenger to Khartoum, Salaries and Commissions, Wages of Soudanese (Suez Draft), William Bonny's balance of Salary, Captain Nelson's Expenses, Smith, Mackenzie & Co.'s Draft for Payment of Expedition, Contributions to Widows and Orphans of deceased Zanzibaris etc. etc. Includes for example the following essays: Egypt and Zanzibar / By Sea to the Congo River/ To Stanley Pool / From Stanley Pool to Yambuya / To Panga Falls / From Panga Falls to Ugarrowwa's / Ugarrowwa's to Kilonga-Longa's / With the Manyuema at Ipoto / Through the Forest to Mazamboni's Peak / Arrival at Lake Albert and our Return to Ibwiri / Life at Fort Bodo / To the Albert Nyanza a Second Time / The Meeting with Emin Pasha / Last Interview with Gordon Pasha in 1877 / Escorted by various tribes to Mukangi / Arrival at Banalya: Barttelot Dead! / Mr. Ward detained at Bangala etc etc. Henry Morton Stanley GCB (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 ?- 10 May 1904) was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of the Belgians, and for commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. He was knighted in 1899. Stanley travelled to Zanzibar in March 1871 and later claimed that he outfitted an expedition with the best of everything, requiring no fewer than 192 porters. But in his first despatch to The New York Herald he stated that his expedition numbered only 111. This was in line with figures in his diaries. Bennett had delayed sending Stanley the money he had promised, so Stanley had been obliged to borrow from the US Consul. This 700-mile (1,100 km) expedition through the tropical forest became a nightmare. His thoroughbred stallion died within a few days after a bite from a tsetse fly, many of his carriers deserted, and the rest were decimated by tropical diseases. Some 21st century authors suggest that Stanley treated his indigenous porters quite well in contemporary terms, helping to refute his reputation for brutality. But statements by contemporaries paint a very different picture, such as Sir Richard Francis Burton's claim that "Stanley shoots negroes as if they were monkeys". Burton wrote this in a letter to General C. G. Gordon, who replied that killing in self-defence was permissible. "These things may be done," he wrote, "but not advertised." On the subject of self-defence, Stanley wrote: "We went into the heart of Africa uninvited, therein lies our fault, but it was not so grave that our lives [when threatened] should be forfeited." Stanley found Livingstone on 10 November 1871 in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania. He may have greeted him with the now-famous line, "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?" It may also have been a fabrication, as Stanley tore out of his diary the pages relating to the encounter. Neither man mentioned it in any of the letters they wrote at this time. Livingstone's account of the encounter does not mention these words. The phrase is first quoted in a summary of Stanley's letters published by The New York Times on 2 July 1872. Stanley biographer Tim Jeal argues that the explorer invented it afterwards as part of trying to raise his standing because of "insecurity about his background". (Wikipedia).

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        Möbel-Musterbuch. Neueste Ausgabe von A. Krüger Nachf.

      Ohne Ort, Krüger ohne Jahr (um 1890). 31,4 x 42,6 cm. 60 farbig lithographierte Tafeln. Original-Leinen. Einband etwas angestaubt und schmutzfleckig, Kanten etwas berieben, Rücken unten verblasst (Wasserfleck). Tafeln teils etwas knittrig, und meist an den unteren Rändern gebräunt und fingerfleckig, wenige mit handschriftlichen Notizen. Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt, hinterer etwas beschädigt und gelockert. Gezeigt werden alle Arten von Möbeln im Geschmack der Gründerzeit: Schränke und Kommoden, Sekretäre, Betten, Stühle, Sofas, Sessel, Spiegel, Garderoben und verschiedene Kleinmöbel. 1870-1910, Gründerzeit, Kunst 19. Jh., Kunsthandwerk / Kunstgewerbe, Möbel, Musterbücher, Verkaufs-Kataloge / trade catalogues

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