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        NEWS FROM NOWHERE; OR, AN EPOCH OF REST. BEING SOME CHAPTERS FROM A UTOPIAN ROMANCE ...

      Boston: Roberts Brothers,. 1890. original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow-green.. Attractive private owner's bookplate tipped in on front paste-down.. Just a hint of light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips,. a bright, nearly fine copy. A stunning copy of an attractive and. scarce book. (#148859). First edition. Termed the "author's edition," this was, in fact, an unauthorized printing following the original COMMONWEAL text. The authorized text was published the following year by Reeves & Turner with added material. "First published in the COMMONWEAL in 1890 as a direct response to Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD (1888), Morris's dream-vision calls up his beloved 14th century. Squalor, poverty, and all signs of urban industrialization have vanished. Neither politics nor family tyranny constrains humankind. All do as they please in their own manner and have as a reward a sense of creation and service." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1- 69. "... NEWS FROM NOWHERE is not, as has so often been said, a turning back to an earlier kind of civilization, but rather a look forward to what might be when men once more assert better control over the things they have themselves created -- whether it be society itself or the machines which are so much a part of that society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 134-36. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-128; (1987) 1-69; and (2004) II- 788. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1562. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 584. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 17. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 161. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 823. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 86. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1516-520. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 46. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10413.

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        "How the other half lives, studies among the tenaments of New York with illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author"

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1890. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 304; text illustrations throughout, in heavily doctored blue cloth with original cover label laid on to upper cover, facsimile title on spine; text shaken with one gathering almost loose. A good copy only of one of the most influential books of 19th century American society."

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Routledge and Sons, no date, circa 1890. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red calf gilt over marbled paper boards, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, maroon morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Gift inscription, dated September 1890, to early free endpaper. Lightest rubbing to edges. Handsomely bound Victorian printing of Jane Austen's most beloved novel, first published in 1813. The rocky courtship of Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy would set the tone for the next two centuries of romantic comedy: "After abusing you so abominably to your face, I could have no scruple in abusing you to all your relations." A bright, near-fine copy.

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        HAUNTINGS: FANTASTIC STORIES .

      London: William Heinemann, 1890 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xi [xii] [1-2] 3-237 [238: blank] [1] 2-6: ads, original decorated red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, black coated endpapers. First edition. Classic collection of four tales of the supernatural; "Amour Dure," "Dionea," "Oke of Okehurst; or, the Phantom Lover" (her brilliant short novel first published separately as A PHANTOM LOVER in 1886), and "A Wicked Voice." "Excellent stories, filled with good local color and antiquarian detail. One of the landmarks of Victorian supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 989. "The stories are powerful and very striking, among the finest of their kind." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. "Lee's stories are really in a category by themselves. Intelligent, amusingly ironic, imaginative, original, they deserve more than the passing attention that they have attracted." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 256-57. According to Vernon Lee, the "first edition of HAUNTINGS is extremely valuable . because almost immediately after printing the whole edition (i.e. all except author's & press copies) was burnt in a warehouse." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 114. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-142. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 326. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08778. NCBEL III 1445. Wolff 5375. Spine panel darkened, professionally recased, some soiling and staining to cloth, latter mostly to front cover, a good copy, square, tight, and internally clean. A scarce book seldom found in nice condition. (#136490) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recent Ideals of American Art

      New York and London: D. Appleton & Company, 1890. Hardbound. VG, all edges gilt, spine re-attached and front cover re-attached as the result of a clean break, nicely and solidly accomplished. Leather. 162 pp. 175 large plates. OVERSIZE GA3. A better than average copy of this large, important volume. The pages are bright and in very good condition. Entire volume is tight, raised bands and embossing on the spine is in above average condition. A treasure trove of plates illustrating the work of American Artists of this period. Scarce.

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        Calli e Canali in Venezia. [Introduzione di P. G. Molmenti.]

      Venezia, Ongania, 1890 - 1892. 2 Bde. Fol. Titel + 3 Bll. + 50 Tafeln, 50 Tafeln. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. EA in ital. Sprache. Titel und ein Blatt mit einer Heliogravüre von A. Prosgocimi. [Fotogröße ca. 22,7 x 33,4 cm]. Die Verzeichnisse der Tafeln miteingebunden, bis auf Lieferung N. 7. - Geringe Gbrsp., leicht berieben, vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig. Sehr schöne Expl., mit wunderbaren Szenen aus Venedig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Fotografie; Reise

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

      1890. Wells. Lecture Notes Compiled by a Student at the University of Michigan Law School in 1890-1891 [Manuscript]. [Lieghley, I.A.]. [Wells, William P (1831-1891)]. [Lectures Notes from Courses on Agency and Partnership Taught by Prof. Wells]. [Ann Arbor, October 3, 1890-March 4, 1891]. 161 [i.e. 191] pp. Quarto (9" x 6"). Quarter cloth over pebbled paper. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing with some wear to extremities, hinges cracked, binding still intact. Light toning to interior, content in clear hand to rectos and versos of pp. 1-186, occasional annotations to final 28 leaves, including an index, additional annotations to endleaves, newspaper obituary of Prof. Wells affixed to rear endleaf. $750. * This notebook offers an opportunity to "audit" two courses taught at the University of Michigan in the early 1890s by one of its leading professors. These appear to be notes taken in class. Lieghley added an index at a later point. The notes indicate the durability of the lecture format at Michigan, but with some influence from the new case-method system. Lieghley signed the front pastedown and noted his membership in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The lower part of the page contains a note stating the date of Professor Wells's death. Wells, the Kent Professor of Law, taught at the university from 1874 to 1891. After Thomas M. Cooley, he was the most distinguished member of Michigan's faculty in the late nineteenth century. Little is known about Lieghley. Martindale directories from 1890s and early 1900s indicate that he had a private practice in Detroit.

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        Works.

      London Smith Elder 1890 - 7 volumes, 8vo., later half calf, spines in 6 compartments, red and green morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and edges, a fine set. Includes Mrs. Gaskell's life of Charlotte Bronte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Red Fairy Book With Numerous Illustrations by H J Ford and Lancelot Speed

      London: Longmans, Green, and co., 1890., 1890. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth with a depiction of Jack fleeing the Giant in gilt to the front board, with gilt titles to spine; all edges gilt, brown endpapers. Binding is rubbed, corners and spine ends bumped and worn, front joint starting, chip to front joint, rear board stained. Slightly foxed, particularly to prelims and end matter. The second volume in Lang's fairy tale collection, hosts several of the fairy tales most prominent in modern times, including Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Golden Goose, but also some tales that deserve wider telling, including The Enchanted Pig and Drakestail.

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        DUNEDIN 1860 [cover title]

      [Dunedin, New Zealand, 1890. Oblong quarto. Contemporary green cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt-stamped title on cover. Moderate spotting on cards, affecting a few images. Photographs captioned on images. Very good, with small promotional bookplate of Frank Coxhead on front pastedown reading: "We invite inspection of our superior collection of Photo Views of the West Coast Sounds, and other Views, before purchasing elsewhere." A wonderful assemblage of New Zealand views. Despite the assertion made on the cover, the present images were taken over a three-year period, from 1860 to 1863. Coxhead was one of Dunedin's best early photographers, active in Dunedin circa 1870 through circa 1893, operating his business on Princes Street from 1885 through 1893. Most likely the present images were reprinted circa 1890 from the original negative plates. The images, which depict the port, mercantile areas, and certain residential districts, are listed below: 1) Bell Hill (1860). 2) Maitland Street. 3) Princes Street (1860). 4) N.E. Valley. 5) Dunedin (1861). 6) Maclaggan Street. 7) Dunedin from Bowling Street. 8) High Street. 9) Bell Hill (1861). 10) Rattray Street. 11) Dunedin from Canongate. 12) Dunedin from Bell Hill. 13) The Octagon. 14-17) Princes Street (1861-63). 18) Dunedin (1863). 19) Empire Hotel. 20) Gabrial's Gully. In 1861, gold was discovered in New Zealand, and the rush that followed prompted a rapid change in the physical environment. These images provide an excellent record of this early boom phase that vaulted Dunedin to the status of New Zealand's leading economic center by the end of the 19th century. Among the earliest attainable New Zealand photographic albums, and exceedingly scarce. There is no reference work devoted to New Zealand photography, but by comparison, the standard bibliography for Australian photographic books lists its first entry as 1864.

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        Golden Bough

      Macmillan London 1890 - First Edition, First Printing. A lovely (2) Volume set bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with light wear to the edges. Both books are in great shape. The bindings are tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in either book. Overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue génerale d'Eleusis. Panorama in two parts.

      ca. 1890. Original collotype, 22 x 26 cm on mount. Photograph no 12. KEYWORDS:greece/photo.

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        Eigenh. Brief.

      Sorau, 21./22. X. 1890. - 4 SS. 8vo. Überschwenglicher Jugendbrief an seinen "geliebten Herzensfreund", den späteren Schauspieler Friedrich Kayssler (1874-1945). - Der Brief endet: "[.] Nulla vestigia retrorsum! Das soll die Christian Morgenstern'sche Devise sein, u. sie soll das Kaysslersche ›Durch!‹ nicht hinter sich lassen! Dein treuer Freund u. Gefangner [.]". - Veröffentlicht in: Christian Morgenstern. Werke und Briefe. Bd. 7. Briefwechsel 1878-1903. Hrsg. von Katharina Breitner. Stuttgart 2005.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin Potsdamer Str 134 c 24 I 1890 - Gr.-8°. 2 Seiten. Doppelblatt. Etwas verspäteter Dankesbrief für Glückwünsche und Geschenke zum 70. Geburtstag: »[.] Meine hochverehrteste gnädigste Frau, [Danziger] Goldwasser und Verse und heute erst meinen Dank dafür [.]. Daß Sie meiner freundlich gedacht, war zu liebenswürdig, um so liebenswürdiger als ich Ihnen durch meine Kritik über Fräulein Schanzer's ?Jungfrau von Orleans? Veranlassung zum Mißfallen gegeben hatte. Aber ich darf sagen, ich habe vor drei, vier Monaten die Scharte auszuwetzen gesucht, als Frau v. Bülow in Ibsens ?Gespenstern? auftrat. Ich glaube, daß sie (Frau v. B.) mehr dazu angethan ist, eine moderne kluge Frau, als eine mittelalterliche Glaubensheldin darzustellen. [.]«. ? Empfehlungsformel und Unterschrift an den Rand geschrieben, wie so oft. ? Fontanes Vorliebe für »Danziger Goldwasser« offenbart sich u. a. in einem Tischgespräch des alten Stechlin, der nach dem Mittagsessen diesen Liquer einem Cognac vorzieht. ? Die Schauspielerin Marie Schantzer (1857-1841) heiratete den Musiker Hans von Bülow und wurde dessen zweite Ehegattin. Fontane besprach Schillers »Jungfrau« am 5. VIII. 1880 und Ibsens »Gespenster« am 29. IX. 1889 in der »Vossischen Zeitung«. ? Stellenw. leicht fleckig. Geringe Knickfalten, Mittelfalz etwas verfärbt. ? Fontane erhielt eine Unmenge von Glückwünschen zu seinem 70. Geburtstag und schrieb hunderte von Dankes- und Antwortbriefen. Der hier vorliegende ist bis dato unbekannt, unveröffentlicht und nicht im HBV verzeichnet. Bei Roland Berbig, Fontane-Chronik, S. 3078 aufgeführt: »F[ontane] rechtfertigt seine Kritik an der Schauspielerin Marie Schanzer in Schiller ?Jungfrau von Orleans? [.], die der Adressatin missfallen hat«. Goldwasser und Verse 600 g gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Städte-Bilder - Schwaben (so der Rückentitel).

      Zürich/Bregenz, Schmidt/Wagnersche Buch- und Kunsthandlung - Zürich, Orell Füssli, um 1890. Privater Sammelband mit 13 reich illustrierten Reiseführern der Reihen: Städtebilder und Landschaften aus aller Welt (2 Hefte: Der Bodensee + Tübingen) und Europäische Wanderbilder (11 Hefte: 10 Hefte: Durch Schwaben und das Heft Die Donautalbahn). Mit Plänen und Karten sowie sehr zahlreichen, oft ganzseitigen Holzstich- und Fotoabbildungen. 8°. Zwischen 50 und 125 S. je Bändchen. Privater Halbleder mit goldenem Rückentitel. Lederecken, Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug, Buntpapiervorsatz. Alle ill. OBroschuren der Hefte sind mit eingebunden. Einband gering berieben, Rücken unten z.T. minimal verfärbt. Papier minimal vergilbt, wenige Bl. mit kl. Einriss im Rand, ein Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Rand. Erstes, weißes Blatt mit kleinem Namenstempel. Enthält aus der Reihe Städtebilder und Landschaften aus aller Welt: Nr. 56/57: Victor Lehnert, Der Bodensee. Mit 43 Bildern und 1 Karte. 112 S. - Nr. 100: K. Fink, Tübingen. Mit 20 Bildern, einem Stadtplan und 1 Karte der Umgebung. 4,48 S. - Aus der Reihe Europäische Wanderbilder: Nr.227/228: P. Siebler de Ferry, Die Donauthalbahn. Mit 17 Bildern und 1 Karte. 51,1 S. - Nr. 206/207/208: Stuttgart, Canstatt, Esslingen (Durch Schwaben 1). Mit 40 Bildern und 1 Karte. - Nr. 216/217: Ludwigsburg, Marbach, Maulbronn. (Durch Schwaben 2). Mit 12 Bildern und 1 Karte. - Nr. 218/219: R. Pfleiderer, Ulm und Oberschwaben. (Durch Schwaben 3). Mit 12 Bildern und 1 Karte. - Nr. 223: Eugen Nägele, Reutlingen, Tübingen, Hohenzollern. (Durch Schwaben 4). Mit 12 Bildern und 1 Karte. - Nr. 229/230/231: Schwäbische Alb, Urach. (Durch Schwaben 5). Mit 22 Illustrationen und 1 Karte. - Nr.232: Th. Engel, Der Hohenstaufen und sein Gebiet. (Durch Schwaben 6). Mit 12 Illustrationen und 1 Karte. Nr. 233: Paul Hartmann, Tuttlingen, Sigmaringen, Hohentwiel. (Durch Schwaben 7). Mit 12 Illustrationen und 1 Karte. - Nr. 234: C. Hönes, Heilbronn und seine Umgebung. (Durch Schwaben 8). Mit 13 Bildern und einer Karte. - Nr. 238: Ellwangen, Hall und Mergentheim. (Durch Schwaben 9). Mit 11 Bildern und 1 Karte. - Nr. 239: Wildbad, Liebenzell, Teinach. (Durch Schwaben 10). Mit 11 Bildern und 1 Karte. Zus. 508 S. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Baden Württemberg, Ortsgeschichte, Landeskunde, Reiseführer, Schwaben

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        Defter-i muktesid.

      [Istanbul], Mahmud Bey Matbaasi, [1889-1890]. - 3 vols. in 1. (2), 142, (4), 144, (6), 208, (2) pp. Original half leather. 4to. First edition of the "Notebook of the Economist", a still much-quoted Turkish publication on the fiscal structure of the Ottoman Empire. - Rubbed at spine and corners. Slight brownstaining, otherwise in good condition. OCLC 40382408. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SNAKE'S PASS: A NOVEL.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-234 [235-236: ads], original pictorial light blue- gray wrappers printed in dark blue. First U.S. edition. Issued as "Harper's Franklin Square Library New Series," number 685. The author's first novel, published by Harper in November 1890 (so dated on front cover), possibly preceding the British edition published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ltd. on 18 November 1890 [but with title page postdated 1891]. Adventure novel concerning the discovery of lost treasure and the crown of the legendary king of the snakes in Western Ireland. "A tale written around the strange phenomenon of a moving bog. Scene: the Mayo coast, which is finely described. Hidden treasure, prophetic dreams, attempted murder, and much love and sentiment are bound up with the story." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction 1551. Dalby 5b. Tiny shallow chips from spine ends (no loss to lettering or rules), light foxing to spine panel and around the edges of front cover, faint crease at upper right cover of front cover, a very good copy. An excellent copy of this fragile and very elusive book. (#149951) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE PARADISE OF THE NORTH.

      London: Remington & Co.,. 1890. original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in black, white endpapers with leaf pattern printed in green.. Fore-edge of front and rear covers damp stained, a very good copy. with clean and tight interior. A very scarce edition of this book.. (#150993). First edition. Lost race novel in which the descendants of a Norse expedition many centuries before are found in a volcano-warmed land near the North Pole. "A stodgy, very solid, information-packed, well-written Victorian boys' book." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1197. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 455. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 646. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 124. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 112. Teitler (2013) 673. Bleiler (1978), p. 110. Reginald 07964.

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        [PHOTO ALBUM OF NAVAL SURGEON FRANCIS W.F. WIEBER, OF EARLY SCENES IN ALASKA, TOGETHER WITH HIS NAVAL HAT AND EPAULETTES]

      [Various places, 1890. Oblong quarto. Modern half morocco and paper boards, gilt leather label. Images removed from previous album and remounted, resulting in loss at a few corners; a few minor tears. Photos clean. Very good. Commodore Francis William Ferdinand Wieber (1861-1947), born in Germany, was in the U.S. Navy for forty years, serving on the Vermont, Iroquois, Vandalia, Independence, and Charleston. In 1884 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, and in 1887 he achieved Passed Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon in 1897. He served in the Pacific and was also stationed at Norfolk, Virginia and Puerto Rico. In addition to his active naval duties, he authored a number of journal articles related to treating Yellow Fever aboard ship. He retired in 1925 and died in San Diego at the age of eighty-six. The present album documents Wieber's service and contains some wonderful large images of Alaska, Puerto Rico, China, and the Philippines. The Alaskan images appear to be quite early and we assume they predate the Gold Rush. There are twenty-eight large photos showing old fishing villages, log cabins, a group photo depicting two men and three women posing in front of the frame of a boat under construction, mountain scenery, flocks of seals gathering on beaches, and more. In one of the group photos several of the people are clearly of Inuit heritage. Interestingly, there is a significant Russian influence in the images, from the architecture (particularly churches) to the clothing worn by the photographed subjects. The remaining images are also quite interesting, including a large photograph of a political event in Puerto Rico, several photographs illustrating the aftermath of a terrible storm in the Philippines, and images of working farmers in China. There are also a few portraits of the crew with Wieber. Accompanying this album is Wieber's naval cap, his belt and epaulettes, and an old tin type of him. All told, this is a fascinating collection of images and memorabilia documenting a segment of this officer's career in the navy.

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        Le Paroissien du Célibataire Observations physiologiques et morales sur l'état du célibat par Octave Uzanne Illustrations de Albert Lynch gravées à l'eau-forte par E. Gaujean.

      Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairies-Imprimeries réunies, May et Motteroz, 1890 - Le Paroissien du Célibataire Observations physiologiques et morales sur l'état du célibat par Octave Uzanne Illustrations de Albert Lynch gravées à l'eau-forte par E. Gaujean. Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairies-Imprimeries réunies, May et Motteroz, 1890 1 volume 25,5 x 16 cm, XXX-294-(2) pages. Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte et vignettes d'en-tête et de titre Reliure à la bradel moderne demi-chagrin à petits coins, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés. Belle reliure en parfait état. Intérieur frais. Tirage de luxe pour bibliophiles. Cet exemplaire est marqué "exemplaire de presse" (marqué à la plume), sur beau papier Whatman (le tirage sur Whatman est le plus petit tirage à 25 exemplaires seulement avec 25 ex. sur Chine, 50 ex. sur Japon et 1.000 ex. sur vergé des Vosges). Le frontispice se trouve en double avec la lettre sur papier vergé et Whatman. Très beau livre sur l'amour, le mariage, le célibat, les femmes, les sentiments, etc. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Provinciales ou Lettres escrittes par Louis de Montalte, A un Provincial de ses amis & aux RR. PP. Jesuites, sur la Morale & la Politique de ces Peres: Traduites en Latin par Guillaume Wendrock, Theologien de Saltzbourg. En Espagnol par le Sr. Gratien Cordero, de Burgos. Et en Italien par le Sr. Cosimo Brunetti, Gentil-Homme Florentin..

      Köln, Balthasar Winfelt, 1684 8°, 20 Bl., 613 S., OPerg. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel., Das Werk erschien anonym in Bruxelles bei E.-H. Fricx. - Brunet IV. 396. Tchemerzine IX. 70. - Sehr seltene Ausgabe der \"Lettres\". neben dem französischen Originaltext zum ersten Mal die lateinische. spanische u. italienische Übersetzung in vier Kolumnen enthaltend. -Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) verfasste 1656/57 eine Serie anonymer satirisch-polemischer Broschüren. Diese waren sehr erfolgreich und wurden 1657 in Holland unter dem Titel «Provinciales. ou Lettres de Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis et aux R. R. PP. Jésuites sur la morale et la politique de ces pères» als Buch gedruckt. Es sind achtzehn Briefe eines fiktiven Paris-Reisenden namens Montalte. von denen die ersten zehn an einen fiktiven Freund in der heimatlichen Provinz gerichtet sind. die nächsten sechs an die Pariser Jesuitenpatres insgesamt und die letzten beiden speziell an den Beichtvater des Königs. In diesen Briefen beschreibt Montalte zunächst in der Rolle eines theologisch unbeschlagenen und naiven jungen Adeligen. wie Jesuiten ihm altklug und herablassend ihre Theologie erklären; später. nachdem er quasi seine Lektion gelernt hat. beginnt er mit ihnen zu diskutieren und so scharfsinnig wie witzig ihre Lehren ad absurdum zu führen. Pascal persiflierte und attackierte so die zwar gewissermaßen verbraucherfreundliche. aber tendenziell opportunistische und oft spitzfindige Theologie - die berühmte Kasuistik - der Jesuiten und entlarvte ihren sehr weltlichen Machthunger. Die «Lettres provinciales» hatten. obwohl sie nach der Nr. 5 verboten wurden. bei Erscheinen der Buchausgabe auf den Index kamen und 1660 sogar vom Henker verbrannt wurden. großen und langandauernden Erfolg und bedeuteten längerfristig den Anfang vom Ende der Allmacht der Jesuiten. zumindest in Frankreich. Wegen ihrer Klarheit und Präzision gelten sie als ein Meisterwerk der französischen Prosa. das ihrem Autor einen Platz unter den Klassikern der französischen Literaturgeschichte verschaffte. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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        The Cabinet Portrait Gallery. Reproduced from original photographs by W. & D. Downey. First - Fifth Series.

      London u.a., Cassell & Comp. Ltd., 1890 - 1894. 5 Bde. IV + 96 S. + 36 Taf., IV + 96 S. + 36 Taf., IV + 96 S. + 36 Taf., IV + 96 S. + 36 Taf., IV + 96 S. + 36 Taf. OHld. Mit allen 180 aufgezogenen photographischen Tafeln, pro Band 36. - Ebd. stärker berieben u. m. Gbrsp., Bd. 3 mit Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital (m. Japanpaier geschlossen), innen sehr schön. - Jede Tafel mit einem biographischen Begleittext. First edition, a complete set as issued of this pictorial chronicle of late Victorian society, concentrating largely on literature and the stage, but also including English and European Royalty, a few Eastern Royals, politicans and statesmen, military leaders, religious leaders of both the Church of England and the Jewish faith, scientists and scholars, athletes, and champions of social change. z. B. Schriftsteller: James Payn, Lewis Morris der Dichter, T. H. Huxley, Mrs. Lynn Linton, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Bret Harte, George du Maurier, Emily Faithfull, Lord Derby (Lear`s patron), Oscar Wilde, J. M. Barrie, Henry A. Jones der Schriftsteller, Hall Caine, Jerome K. Jerome, Sabine Baring-Gould, George Bernard Shaw, Edwin Arnold, Sidney Webb, W. T. Stead, A. W. Pinero, Richard Le Gallienne, Thomas Hardy, und Sir Charles und Lady Dilke. SchauspielerInnen: Sarah Bernhardt, Anna Williams, Lily Langtry, Lilian Norton aus Maine (Madame Nordica), Wilson Barrett, Ada Rehan aus N.Y., Agnes Huntington aus Buffalo, Margaret Brunton Robertson (Mrs. Kendal), Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Irving, Letty Lind, die Tänzerin, und Lily Hanbury, welche als erste Lady Windermere spielte. Musiker: Joachim, Piatti u.a. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Fotografie

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        Théâtre complet, avec préface inédite.

      Calmann Lévy 1890-1893, Paris - 9 vol. in-8, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de petits fers aux masques de comédie, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, non rogné (David, puis V. Champs). Un des 30 exemplaires réimposés, tirés sur papier vergé pour la Librairie Conquet avec trois états de toutes les illustrations, des en-têtes et des culs de lampe, dessinés par Robaudi, gravées par Abot. Tome I : La Dame au Camélia - Diane de Lys - Le Bijou de la Reine. Portraits d'A. Dumas fils, 3 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome II : Le Demi-monde - La Question d'argent. 2 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome III : Le fils naturel - Le Père prodigue. 2 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome IV : L'Ami des femmes - Les Idées de Madame Aubray. 3 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome V : Une Visite de noce - La Princesse Georges - La Femme de Claude. 2 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome VI : Monsieur Alphonse - L'Etrangère. 2 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome VII : La Princesse de Bagdad - Denise - Francillon. 3 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. A cet exemplaire sont ajoutés, les Notes, paginées en chiffres romains pour les tomes I, II et III et pour les tomes IV, V et VI publiées en 1886 pour l'Edition des comédiens , et les 2 vol. de la première édition collective : Théâtre complet, avec préface inédite. Théâtre des autres. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1894 . Un des 30 exemplaires réimposé, sur papier vergé, illustré de 10 compositions de Robaudi, gravées à l'eau-forte, en trois états. Tome I : Un Mariage dans un chapeau - Le Supplice d'une femme - Héloise Paranquet. 3 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Tome II : Le Filleul de Pompignac - Les Danicheff - La Comtesse Romani. 3 frontispices, 1 en-tête et 1 cul de lampe. Ces deux volumes sont dans la même reliure mais signé V. Champs. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi par les relieurs Bernard David (1824-1895) et Victor Champs (1844-1912). Quelques charnières fragilisées. Vicaire, III, 489, 491. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dépôt de tram avec un tram devant l?église du couvent des Cordeliers.

      s.d. vers 1890, - 17x23 cm (30x37 cm la feuillle), photogr. originale montée sur carton. Bords un peu poussiéreux. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PALERMO COLONY BUTTE COUNTY, CAL. THE BEST FRUIT LAND IN THE WORLD. FOR SALE IN LOTS OF 5 ACRES AND UPWARDS WITH WATER FOR IRRIGATION AT $75 PER ACRE. BY THE PALERMO LAND & WATER COMPANY. McAFEE BROTHERS, GENERAL AGENTS

      San Francisco, 1890. Old folds. Worn along the edges. Long clean split along one fold, but with no loss. A few other shorter closed tears along the edges, but with no loss. A few early pencil notes. Good. An attractive and rare map promoting lands in and around Palermo, in Butte County, California. Located about sixty miles north of Sacramento, Palermo is touted as having "the best soil for fruit culture...the finest orange groves...an unlimited supply of water...a healthy and salubrious climate," all of which make it "the best place to make money in." The map is oriented with north to the left, and a colored inset map shows the relative position of Palermo in northern California. The scale is four inches to the mile. The lots are numbered, with size noted (in acres) on many of them and the owners often named. The routes of streets, railroads, creeks, and rivers are also shown. About two-thirds of the lots are colored blue or gold, indicating that they have been sold, and those colored blue are designated as being planted in fruit trees. McAfee Brothers, agent for the Palermo Land & Water Company, was headquartered at 108 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. OCLC locates only a single copy of this map, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California. Rare.

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        Verdant River Landscape

      Australia: circa, 1890. Gouache, 46.5 x 72 cms. signed lower centre W. J. Wadham, mounted and framed. This bold and fresh late nineteenth century painting is in fine, original condition. The artist, William Joseph Wadham was born in Liverpool England in 1864 and emigrated to Adelaide in 1885. He quickly established himself in the Adelaide art scene and was the foundation president of the Adelaide Easel Club.With exhibitions in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and England it appears that he was quite a prominent and successful artist and art dealer. His paintings were included in the Victorian Academy of Arts exhibition of 1887 and painting expeditions included trips to both Western Australia and New Zealand.A contemporary newspaper report records that he started a colonial art gallery in London in the 1890's which was a great commercial success and was visited by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who purchased works on display.Apart from a watercolour titled, Australian Politicians held by the Museum of Australian Democracy Canberra, William Wadham had been somewhat lost to modern researchers of Australian art.This impressive and sublime painting by William Wadham is a rare example of his evident skills.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1890. ("Oscar Wilde") in black ink on 16, Tite Street, Chelsea letterhead, watermarked "Ivory vellum wove, John Walker, Co. London", London, January 3, 1890. 4 7/8" x 6 5/8", 3 pages on bifold leaf. Together with the original holograph mailing envelope stamped and postmarked "London, January 3 90" To novelist and poet George Herbert Kersley: "Of course you have behaved dreadfully in not coming to see us-but I need hardly tell you that you will always be welcome-If you have nothing better to do, come in this evening at 9 oc[lock]- or Wednesday afternoon will always find us-it is ages since we met, and I want to hear all about your. . ." There are seven letters from Wilde to Kersley listed in the Complete Letters. There is a typescript of this letter listed as being in an institution. George Herbert Kersley, artist, poet and friend of Oscar Wilde; published five volumes of verse between 1885 and 1897; the first of these "Early Flight" 1885, was dedicated to Wilson Barrett; in his preface Kersley wrote "For the idea of writing simple impressions, I am partly indebted to my noted friend Oscar Wilde".

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        Contes. Charité. Hellé. Myrrha. La Princesse Lilith. L'imagier. Les Amoureux de la princesse Mimi. Sophie de Montcernay. Mélie. Képis & Cornettes. La Chapelle blanche.

      H. Lecène et H. Oudin, Paris 1890 - In-4, 241-(2) pp. percaline bleue et or décorée d'un plat représentant une femme lisant (reliure dessinée par Eugène Grasset et réalisée par Souze), nombreuses vignettes dessinées par Luc-Olivier Merson, Georges Clairin, F.-H. Lucas, Cornillier, Loevy, gravées sur bois de Léveillé, Ruffe, Dutheil. Superbe exemplaire en tout point. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wo die Wellen brechen" originales Aquarell auf Malkarton ca.25,5x31,5cm; unten links signiert; um 1890

      - Das stimmungsvolle Blatt dekorativ hinter Glas gerahmt (40x35cm).

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        T'oung-pao. The journal of Chinese studies.

      Leiden, Brill, 1890-1998. - ISSN: 0082-5433. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Serie 1 Bände 3-10 und Serie 2 Bände 1-36 Kraus Reprint. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 75000 8°. Rote und blaue Leineneinbände. Serie 1: Bände 1 (1890) - 10 (1899) und Serie 2: Bände 1 (1900) - 84 (1998) ohne die Bände 50/51 in zusammen 78 Bänden.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray. [In:] Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. A Popular Journal of General Literature, Science, and Politics. Vol. XLVI, July to December, 1890

      Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1890 - First printing of the text of Dorian Gray. Title leaf, on verso: Copyright, 1890, by Melville Philips. [3]-100 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The original 'Dorian Gray' in Lippincott's. Dorian Gray first appeared in print in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890; Ward, Lock published the first book edition later in 1891, and the text is substantially different. Mason 81 & 82 Publisher's half morocco, marbled endsheets. Bound without wrappers, with cumulative title page and index. Some minor traces of rubbing, superficial soiling to top and fore edge not affecting text block. Very good plus Title leaf, on verso: Copyright, 1890, by Melville Philips. [3]-100 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First printing of the text of Dorian Gray. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reminiscences of Great Men and Great Events

      n.p., 1890. Hardcover. Near Fine. 250p. Typescript -- most if not all of this appears to be carbon copies rather than the original typed copy. Recent red quarterbinding. 28cm. Contents generally sound and clean. Hyatt came from a prominent family and lived her life among wealth and privilege. According to her account, her paternal grandfather was Israel Townsend, a British loyalist who purchased 1000 acres of land and erected a large home known as "The Castle" somewhere in the rural wilds (now in the towns of either North Castle or New Castle) of Westchester County after his home on Long Island was commandeered by General Cornwallis for use as winter headquarters and he was arrested by the British and almost shot as a spy. Hyatt mentions many famous men -- Horace Greeley, various Presidents, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving (who caused her to cry on her wedding day) and a host of others. Her account, combining family history, personal reminiscence and gossip, provides interesting reading. The Table of Contents is useful in revisiting text in Hyatt's loosely organized memoir. She reports that her husband was one of the founders of the New York Historical Society. We don't know whether other copies of this apparently unpublished memoir exist. OCLC lists nothing by Ms. Hyatt.

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        Intérieur Café Charmettes (à Fribourg). Photogr. originale.

      s.d. vers 1890, - 12x17 cm (24x30 cm la feuille), photogr. originale montée sur carton, timbre ovale à sec ?E. Lorson phot Fribourg? dans l?image en bas à droite. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection de 7 photogr. de Fribourg.

      s.d. vers 1890, - 10.5 x 16.5 cm (9.5 x 15 cm la photo), photographies originales montées sur carton, avec nom du photographe au verso ?Photographie A. Garcin, J. Jullien Succ., Genève? 1) Chapelle de Lorette (avec cathédrale en arrière plan) / 2) Pont de Grandfey avec deux locomotives tirant 15 wagons / 3) Pont de Grandfey avec figure sur le pont avec parapluie / 4) Vue générale de Fribourg depuis Pérolles / 5) Idem vue depuis la porte de Bourguillon / 6) Hôtel de Ville avec tilleul / 7) Tympan du porche Ouest de la Cathédrale.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Numismatique. - 3 billets de la Caisse Hypothécaire du Canton de Fribourg en forme d?obligations pour un payement au porteur des montants de 100, 20 et 10 francs.

      Fribourg, 1865-1890, - un billet de 100 francs en vert, de 20 francs en rouge et de 10 francs en jaune, Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Ref.: Richter - Kunzmann, Die Banknoten der Schweiz, 2003, p. 92-95; cf. Ch. Egger (réd.): Caisse hypothécaire du Canton de Fribourg 1854-1954.

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        Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik. Bände 1 - 24 u. N. F. 1.

      Leipzig: E. A. Seemann 1866 - 1890. - Oln. m. Rücken- u. Deckelprägung. 4°, je Band ca. 600 S., mit sehr vielen Tafeln in Stahlstichen, Lithographien, Holzstichen u. Radierungen, teilweise Originalgraphiken, 25 Bände, Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln in Stahlstich, Lithographie, Holzstich, Radierung, teils Originalgraphiken. - Die bedeutendste Kunstzeitschrift des 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschen Sprachraum.- Durchwegs guter bis sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 pencil drawings laid into Uniform of the Army of the United States 1774 - 1907

      B.M. Whitlock, New York 1890 - Illustrated with 70 chromolithographic plates from water color drawings by H.A. Ogden. Text by Henry Loomis Nelson. 2 vols. Folio. Original Drawings. Text volume in quarter cloth over boards, plate volume rebacked in calf. Some bumping to corners. Minor wear to extremities of volume I Illustrated with 70 chromolithographic plates from water color drawings by H.A. Ogden. Text by Henry Loomis Nelson. 2 vols. Folio

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

      ca. 1890, - 45.5x22.5 cm, superbe prise artistique tirée sur papier spécial et coloriée à l?aquarelle, avec encadrement baguette or (62x37 cm). Charles et Marie-Marcinhes Charnaux, tenaient un atelier de photographie sur la Place Bel-Air à Genève de 1870 à 1900. Les prises de vues les plus importantes sont de Georges, glaciers, montagnes et ses vues stéréoscopiques d?une ascension au Mont-Blanc lui valut une grande reconnaissance. Médaille d?Argent à Paris en 1878, médaille d?or en 1896.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Photographie in der Schweiz v. 1840 bis heute, Benteli, 1992, S. 318

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        Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten. Forschungsreisen im Kilimandscharo-Gebiet. Erstausgabe.

      Leipzig Verlag von Duncker & Humblot 1890 - 376 Seiten mit 3 Karten, 20 Tafeln in Heliogravüre und Lichtdruck und 19 Textbildern. Buchrücken an den Kanten leicht berieben, Seiten leicht vergilbt. Angesichts des Alters in sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand

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        In Darkest Africa

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1890. Second. Hardcover. VG+. 1891. Two volumes: 548 & 540 pp. Ill. Elaborate deco stamped covers both volumes. Classic work on Stanley's African explorations and his quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria. A VG+ set of these thick, heavy books, complete with three pull out rear pocket maps from both volumes. ALL maps present.

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        L'ABBESSE DE CASTRO avec des illustrations de Eugène Courboin.

      Paris, Publié pour les Sociétaires de l'Académie des Beaux Livres (Bibliophiles contemporains), 1890 (achevé d'imprimer le 20 décembre 1890). - L'Abbesse de Castro de Stendhal. Edition bibliophilique dirigée par Octave Uzanne pour les Bibliophiles contemporains (Académie des Beaux Livres). Reliure demi-maroquin avec coins signée Lemardeley. Très beau livre illustré. DE STENDHAL (Henri Beyle) L'ABBESSE DE CASTRO avec des illustrations de Eugène Courboin. Paris, Publié pour les Sociétaires de l'Académie des Beaux Livres (Bibliophiles contemporains), 1890 (achevé d'imprimer le 20 décembre 1890). 1 volume grand in-8 (26,5 x 18 cm), 170-(2) pages. Toutes les pages sont décorées d'encadrements en camaïeu par Eugène Courboin, eaux-fortes dans le texte gravées par Manesse d'après les dessins d'Eugène Courboin. Reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin havane avec coins, signée LEMARDELEY. Dos lisse orné de filets d'encadrement d'une très grande pièce de titre de maroquin vert, millésime en queue du dos sur pièce de maroquin de même couleur verte. Filets dorés sur les plats. Exemplaire relié sur brochure, non rogné. Couverture imprimée or sur papier lie de vin conservée (manque en marge sans atteinte à l'illustration). Quelques frottements à la reliure, sans gravité (coins, coupes). Quelques rousseurs claires. TIRAGE A 160 EXEMPLAIRES PLUS QUELQUES EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI PORTE LE N°66 ET A ÉTÉ IMPRIMÉ POUR M. Abel Giraudeau. Provenance : ex libris Paul Denis. Il s'agit du deuxième ouvrage publié par les soins d'Octave Uzanne pour les membres de la jeune société des Bibliophiles contemporains, née à peine un an auparavant (novembre 1889). Les encadrements par Eugène Courboin sont d'une inventivité et d'une imagination qui annoncent le Symbolisme et l'Art nouveau. Les eaux-fortes insérées dans les pages (différentes tailles) apportent un aspect esthétique supplémentaire à l'ensemble. Ce livre peu connu des bibliophiles, d'un tirage rare, mérite cependant toute leur considération. L’Abbesse de Castro est la plus connue des Chroniques italiennes de Stendhal et constitue un condensé particulièrement riche de l’écriture stendhalienne. l’écriture de cette chronique est contemporaine de celle de La Chartreuse de Parme : la découverte en 1833 de manuscrits italiens dans les bibliothèques ou chez de riches particuliers fournit la première impulsion à l’imagination de l’auteur, qui ne se démentira jamais jusqu’à sa mort prématurée. Stendhal s’empare de ce matériau et se l’approprie, tant et si bien que la majeure partie de L’Abbesse de Castro n’est en rien une traduction, mais bien une invention. Cette chronique se présente comme une histoire d’amour impossible entre Hélène, élevée au couvent de Castro, riche héritière d’une puissante famille des environs de Rome, et Jules, fils de brigand, et pauvre parmi les pauvres. Leur différence sociale, la religion, une sourde fatalité : tout s’oppose à leur union et concourt à leur perte. Histoire effrénée d’amour, de violence et de mort dans l’Italie du XVIe siècle, L’Abbesse de Castro revisite les grands mythes amoureux de la littérature. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE SUPERBE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ TYPIQUE DE SON ÉPOQUE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appreciations, with an Essay on Style

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1890. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Third impression. Bound for George Allison Armour by the Doves Bindery in 1894. Armour (1856 - 1936), a Princeton grandee, was a prominent book collector. Very good in full green morocco with gilt title, gilt clover decoration, and five raised bands to spine. Browning to spine and edges of boards. Minor rubbing to hinges, corners, and bands. Decorative dentelles and full edges gilt. Offsetting to endpapers and slight toning to margins of pages, else clean and bright. 274 pages. LIT/052715.

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        SUSPENSE. In Three Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1890. Merriman, H. S. [Hugh Stowell Scott]. SUSPENSE. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1890. First Edition. An excellent copy in original publisher's deep blue cloth, decorated in both silver and gilt with a fancy sword design to the front boards, characteristic of Bentley's late Victorian penchant for super elaborate and eye-catching triple-decker novel design. The volumes are slightly cocked, there is a tiny bit of abrasion and some smudging to the edges but Very Good indeed. H. S. Merriman (Hugh Stowell Scott) died rather suddenly at the age of 41 but had already becomes one of the best-selling English authors of the 1890s. According to John Carter & Michael Sadleir in their 1947 classic exhibition catalogue, Merriman was the creator of "the strong, silent hero" of Victorian Fiction and they found it a suspenseful mystery in itself why Hollywood didn't adapt his fantastic plot-driven adventure tales. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. Sadleir 1729, Wolff 4772.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Original Design Drawing for a Diploma of Completion for the Eastbourne Art & Industry Society

      [1890]. Very Good. Walter Crane. Walter Crane. A lovely design in progress for the Eastbourne Art & Industry Society's diploma for its graduating students. Each side of the intended scroll has a pen and ink drawing. On the left is a woman holding a book/paper and pen. On the right is a workman holding a raised hammer. Each has a background design. The lettering is sketched above the figures in pencil. Above the design is written in pencil "design different from this...sent in Monday 7 1890." This does not appear to be Crane's handwriting. drawing is unsigned but came from the estate of the artist. Some light browning and a few spots but still very good. 8 3/4 x 11 inches. In a cream mat. ORIG/072915.

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        Group of 31 stereograph cards (including 4 duplicates) depicting African Americans

      Alfred S. Campbell; Strohmeyer & Wyman, Publishers; Keystone View Company et al., 1890. Each card 7 x 3-1/2 inches. Edgewear to mounts, condition of prints varies, generally very good, a few badly faded, the usual curving to the mounts. Housed in an orange cloth box with Keystone Stereograph label. Each card 7 x 3-1/2 inches. A collection of stereographs depicting African Americans. Some of the views are blatantly racists (a group of young blacks with the caption "All coons look alike"), while others show family and work scenes.

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        Portrait postcard with autogr. signature ("vBismarck").

      [Presumably Friedrichsruh, after 1890]. - 231:169 mm on slightly larger backing cardboard. The famous shot, showing the first Chancellor of the German Empire with a broad-brimmed hat coat, en face and with a walking stick in the right hand. With a dedication to" Fürst Zazi - den eisernen Kantzler [!]" by a later hand on backing cardboard.

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