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        [title in Hangul character, translated as: Epistle to the Romans].

      [Seoul: Sammun Ch'ulp'ansa] 12mo (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 26 ff.. 1890 As Darlow and Moule explain, this is "a revision of J. Ross' version [i.e. from his 1887 New Testament]." The Korean Bible Society at its website says that the revision was the work of Henry Appenzeller (1858–1902) and William Scranton (1856–1922), American Methodist missionaries, and gives the publication data. Appenzeller, Horace N. Allen, Horace G. Underwood, William B. Scranton, and Marion F. Scranton (WiIlliam's mother) are widely credited with introducing Protestant Christianity to Korea beginning in 1885. John Ross, whose version of Romans Appenzeller and Scranton revised, was associated with the U. P. Church of Scotland Mission at Mukden (i.e,, Shenyang), Liaoning Province, in northeast China, but never travelled to Korea. 1890 seems to be the year when books of the Bible were first printed in Korea; the earlier printings of the Scriptures were done in China or Japan. => Thus, this is one of the first printings of the Bible in Korea. Provenance: The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). => Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only the B.F.B.S. copy at Cambridge. Stitched in original green patterned paper; wrapper sunned at edges and spine. English identification in library "crayon" to front cover and pencil to title-page, with shelf mark also to former. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Story of a Regiment; Being a Narrative of the Service of the Second Regiment, Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War of 1861-1865, by Judson W. Bishop, Written and Published For, and by Request of the Surviving ... (Truncated)

      Minn; St. Paul, 1890, Hardback, First Edition. Full Book Title: The Story of a Regiment; Being a Narrative of the Service of the Second Regiment, Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War of 1861-1865, by Judson W. Bishop, Written and Published For, and by Request of the Surviving Members of the Regiment. Assorter newspaper clippings inserted. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 256 pages; Description: 2 p. L. , 256 p. Front. , port. 21 cm. Subjects: United States. Army. Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865) . US--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories. 256 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: MW126; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 84705.

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        THREE YEARS IN WESTERN CHINA: A Narrative of Three Journeys in Ssu-Ch'Uan, Kuei-

      London 1890, Philip. Blue cloth, very sharp, 302p., index,. one fold out & color map, 8 b.w. plates, introduction by A.. Little, With note on Opium cultivation, 14.5 x 23 cm.,mostly. uncut, top edge dusty, else clean, solid, an excellent copy.. AN EXCELLENT EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE The author's narrative cover the years 1882-1884. He was H. B.M. Consular to China, and traveled widely throughout the empire, and faithfully recorded his observations. This text covers his journey up the Yang-tse to Western China, Chungking to the capital of Kue-Chow, harvesting the opium, silk & paper manufactures, bamboo water wheels. Westward to Yun-nan, white wax insects, Miao-tzu houses and women, limestone caves, underground rivers, poverty of the inhabitants, Chinese inquisitiveness. Through North-Eastern Yun-nan to the Yang-tse, opium smokers, exposure of robber's heads, Lolo robber's heads, Lolo bloodshed, to Chun-king, salt wells, of sugar, safflower and beggars. * Through Lolodom & the valley of Chien-Ch'ang, brick tea for Tibet, Sifan language, asbestos cloth, Lolo women. To Ta-li Fu to Yun-nan fu, Tibet, Kwei-Chow, narrow escape, Sacred Mount O-Mei, Chinese insect white wax, its production. Trade of Western & South-Western China. * An excellent and quite primary resource. * THE EDITIONS: This is the FIRST BRITISH EDITION, 1890. The first American edition was 1889, the first British edition was in 1890. * THE MAP: At the end of the volume is a map: 1. Sketch map of South-Western China, to illustrate the journeys of Alexander Hosie, H.B.M. Consular Service, China. This is a large color folding map, 43.5 x 53 cm. * CONDITION: The book is in excellent condition, with very bright end papers front and back, largely uncut, solid, with some old [coal?] dust on the top edge, else excellent, in a thick mylar clear dust jacket. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA 353 * [MORRISON, G.[orge] E.[rnest]. CATALOGUE OF THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF DR. G.E. MORRISON: vol.I, p.361 * 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 today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Works of Shakespeare. Including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley.

      London: William Mackenzie, n.d. (c. 1890)., 1890. The Library Shakespeare in 3 volumes; 4to (315 x 250mm). Contemporary red half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, red cloth boards, marbled end papers. Generously illustrated with in-text wood engravings and several full page chromolithographs. Each play has a sepia tinted pictorial title page. Binding slightly rubbed. A good, sound set. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Vellum Certificate in Exquisite Red Morocco Portfolio Binding - 50th Jubilee of Service John Reid, Esq - Shipmaster & Gentry

      Scotland, 1890. Limekilns, February 1890. Manuscript certificate on vellum recognizing fifty years of service by shipmaster John Reid, Esquire, as an elder of the United Presbyterian Church. Signed in the original by Reverend James Graham Crawford and John Addison. 8vo. Double-leaf document measuring 20 x 26 cm. Penned in a meticulous hand, at Scott & Ferguson of Edinburgh, featuring elaborate borders, gilt embellishment and full liturgical colours throughout, the recipient's initials in a decorated cameo over symbolic vine to front, and date to verso. Contained in an equally exquisite purpose made red morocco portfolio binding with rich gilt dentelle borders, gilt initials to front, and ivory satin pastedowns. Volume measures 21 x 27 cm. Very slight age-toning, otherwise in Very Good condition. Captain John Reid, Esquire, born 19 June 1806 at Limekilns, parish of Dunfermline, County Fife, was a man of Scottish gentry, respected ship-master and shipowner by trade. He is listed in the 1866 register of the Scottish Provident Institution. He was named for his father, John Reid, who was married to Helen Monro, a daughter of Captain John Monro, another Limekilns ship-master, whose name was well known in shipping circles on the Forth. In 1853 Eliza Reid (1832-1882), the eldest daughter John Reid (jr) married Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, a brewer and Liverpool Councillor who was later knighted and made 1st Baronet of Osmaston, a peerage created in 1886. They had 6 sons and two daughters, including John Reid Walker and William Walker, 1st Baron Wavertree, both renowned racehorse breeders. Limekilns, a village in Fife, Scotland, lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth, is an old settlement dating back to the 14th century. Limekilns is presided over by the Earl of Elgin, a Scottish Peerage whose most famous member, the 7th Earl, removed and transported to Britain the so-called Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon. . Very Good.

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        Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle. - Poèmes barbares. - Poèmes tragiques. - Derniers poèmes.

      Librairie Alphonse Lemerre 1890 - - Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, Paris s.d. (circa 1890), 9,5x16cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Nouvelle édition. Notes et repères de lectures de la main de Maurice Blanchot en marges de certains feuillets des Poèmes barbares. Dos très légèrement ridés par la lecture, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition. Marginal notes from the hand of Maurice Blanchot on the volume of Poems barbarians. Back slightly Frippes by reading, otherwise fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Un viaggio a Nias.

      Milano, Treves, 1890, 8vo bella legatura recente mezza pelle marron con titolo al tassello, pp. XVI-724 con 195 inc. n.t. 4 carte geografiche e 26 tavole (7 a colori) f.t. (Viaggio in Indonesia) Dedica autografa dell'A.

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        CHRISTMAS DRAWINGS FOR THE HUMAN RACE

      NAST, THOMAS. NAST,THOMAS. THOMAS NAST'S CHRISTMAS DRAWINGS FOR THE HUMAN RACE. NY: Harper & Bros. 1890. 4to, (9 x 11 1/2"), tan pictorial cloth, some cover soil and fading, slight wear to spine ends else VG+. 1st ed. This is the first collection of Nast's work. Illustrated with engraved frontis, title and 60 engraved plates. Having a Christmas theme this includes reproductions of hundred's of Nast's Christmas art in line including of course his famous Santa Claus.

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        Christmas Drawings for the Human Race

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. 65 illustrations by Thomas Nast, most full-page, illustrated title-page. 1 vols. 4to. Original pictorial cloth. Light wear to spine ends, small faint stain to front cover, "A Very Bad Boy" with repaired horizontal tears. 65 illustrations by Thomas Nast, most full-page, illustrated title-page. 1 vols. 4to. The Man Who Invented Santa Claus. A collection of Nast's iconic Christmas drawings. "Nast's Santa, a genial, rotund elf who distributed presents and good cheer, differed from the thin, ascetic precursors in European folklore, such as Père Noël or, in Bavaria, Pelze-Nicol". Grolier/Elliott #62

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        Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited with Notes, and a Life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan.

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, n.d. [c.1890]., 1890. Folio; pp. lxii, 329. Bound in recent dark green half morocco with gilt titles and raised bands to spine, cloth boards, edges tinted red. Illustrated with 50 black and white plates by Dore, all with captioned tissue guard. Light foxing throughout. Wide margins, externally fine. A handsome copy.

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        Encyklopädie des gesamten Eisenbahnwesens in alphabetischer Anordnung. 7 Bände (compl.)..

      Wien, Carl Gerold, 1890-1895 Gr.-8°, 3686 S., 89 Falt-Tafeln, zahlr., teilw. farb. Eisenbahnkarten, Tabellen u. zahlr. Originalholzschnitte (compl.)., OHLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel., Rücken beschienen, Ldr. m. leichten Abspleissungen, einzelne Falttafeln min. randrissig; Bd. 2: Vakatbl. d. Falttafel m. geklebtem Einriss (20 cm); Bd. IV: Titelei min. fingerfleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Von A wie Aachen bis Z wie Zwischenstation. Mit Generalregister. Das Standardwerk in erster Ausgabe! «Die Encyklopädie umfaßt alle Gebiete des Eisenbahnwesens. sie behandelt ebensowohl die Gründung. den Bau. die Ausrüstung und den Betrieb der Eisenbahnen. in allen seinen Zweigen. als auch das Eisenbahnrecht. die Eisenbahnpolitik und Ökonomik. das Eisenbahnfinanzwesen. die Eisenbahngeschichte. Geographie und Statistik. sowie die biographischen Skizzen der um das Eisenbahnwesen besonders verdienten Männer. Bei der engen Beziehung der Technologie sowie der Baukunde zu einzelnen Zweigen des Eisenbahnwesens wird in der Encyklopädie überdies eine Reihe allgemein technischer Abhandlungen über solche Materien. deren Nutzanwendung im Eisenbahnwesen besonders häufig ist. einbezogen» Versand D: 20,00 EUR Eisenbahnen Technik

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        The Emancipated.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1890. A Novel. 3 volumes, octavo (180 × 118 mm). Original brown cloth-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt, patterned paper sides, endpapers patterned with publisher's device. Wood-engraved head and tail-pieces. Gothic letter ink-stamp of collector Francis Stuart Burd to front pastedowns. Spines very gently rolled, light bumping to extremities as usual, corners slightly rubbed, internally the faintest of spotting to front- and end-matter, but an exceptionally sharp copy. First edition, published on 31 March 1890 in an edition of 1000 copies, of which only 492 were sold; remainder copies would have most likely been bound into single volumes. Examples of the original binding are scarce, and especially so in this condition: this is the best copy we have handled.

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        Lothar Meggendorfer movable childrens picture book Bilderbuch Aus dem Leben 1890

      Buch Loth. - Original -No Copy - No Reprint!!! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        Boxing

      Published by Phelp Bros., Moore Park Road, Fulham, London 1890 - Illustrated with one plate on page [7] of text; advertisements on endsheets. 30 pp. [First and last leaves are blanks]. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare, in Deluxe Binding. Boxing manual by Jem Mace, Junior, son of Jem Mace, retired champion of the world (1831-1910). The advertisements at front include one for Waite's School of Arms in Piccadilly where "the author of this book gives lessons in Boxing, under the method herein explained"; the volume can be dated by one of the advertisements at back, where John S. Waite is identified as teacher of the winner at the German Gymnasium Competition, 1889. The Yale copy is described as having original wrappers bound in, while Hartley describes a copy in blue boards. The present copy is in a more durable binding for this practical text: full calf, gilt, with the advertisements as endpapers.RARE. Hartley 1281 (blue boards). Not in BL. OCLC 81536200, one copy (Yale) Deluxe binding of brown calf, upper board titled in gilt between ornamental rules. Rubbed at extremities, slightly shaken. Very good Illustrated with one plate on page [7] of text; advertisements on endsheets. 30 pp. [First and last leaves are blanks]. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        19th Century Leather Fly Fishing Wallet - Over 130 Beautifully Handmade Flies for Trout Fishing

      Birmingham, 1890. Birmingham, Midlands, circa 1890-1910. Leather fly wallet containing over 130 handmade flies for catching trout and possibly grayling, as well as wire, and a scant few small lead weights and hooks ready for application. 8vo. Accordion style leather fly wallet measuring approximately 17 x 10 x 3 cm, with hand sewn vellum pockets and sleeves, loops for small tools behind leather flaps, and a wrap-around ribbon closure. One tool is included. Ownership inscription within. Minor wear to wallet, otherwise in excellent condition, beautifully preserved, a lovely vintage array. In this fly fisher's day, one fabricated his own flies, and sometimes his rods and hand tools. This supply of dry flies and wet flies, the fisherman's own skilled handiwork, features lovely iridescent varieties, small silver shimmery wings, inconspicuous dark tones, and a large bright yellow lure. Several are mounted to knotted leaders, ready for an excursion. Sizes range from 7mm to 30mm. A select few are housed in paper pouches and marked for evening or summer fishing. The lot neatly organized in a cleverly hand-crafted wallet portfolio for custom use. The winged wet fly had emerged in the first half of the nineteenth century. For the most part trout flies were dressed using the hair and feather of native animals and birds, often with pheasant tippets, hen or mallard feathers, even seal's fur, and a touch of tinsel for glimmer. Mostly wet flies, some of the specimens identified are as follows. Several other varieties remain to be named by a fly fishing aficionado. • March Brown (still effective for downstream-swing technique, though not commonly used today due to the ambiguity of what they represented) • Greenwell's Glory (the famous fly which was first tied in 1854 by James Wright of Sprouston on the River Tweed, at the request of Canon William Greenwell of Durham, and which has since become one of the most widely used of all trout flies.) • Light Cahill, or a European equivalent (Designed in America by a New York railroad worker Daniel Cahill in 1880's as a fly that imitates summer mayfly duns.) • Clyde Style dressings (possibly) • Water Dun Wet flies have changed substantially over the last 150 years, so that they now work at various levels in the water column. Quite evolved indeed, they now mimic gasses trapped beneath the insect's exoskeleton which help it ascend from the bottom before hatching, mimic the bulbous thorax which contains the wing buds, and also mimic the emergence of the adult or dun from its immature form whilst breaking through the surface film.. Very Good.

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        Hedda Gabler

      Gyldendalske (Hegel) 1890 - A very good first edition with 1890 on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Vie Errante

      Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1890 - 8° 233 S., Halbleder m. goldgepr. Rückentitel Rücken sowie Einbandecken etwas bestoßen, oberes Kapital etwas lädiert, Name in Blei a. Titel, Seiten unbeschnitten, guter Zustand - seltene Erstausgabe! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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        Lettre autographe signée (1949)

      - GAULLE Charles de (1890-1970). Homme d’Etat français. Lettre autographe signée, 5 avril 1949, à la veuve du général Clément-Grandcourt, 2 pages in- 8, à son en-tête. « J’y serai, soyez-en sûre, présent par l’esprit, le cœur et la pensée » « Chère Madame, Ma pensée émue et respectueuse sera auprès de vous, des vôtres et des amis du Général lors de la cérémonie du 8 novembre. Je ne pourrai m’y rendre. Mais j’y serai, soyez-en sûre, présent par l’esprit, le cœur et la pensée. Ma femme me charge de vous exprimer, chère Madame, ses meilleurs et bien sympathiques souvenirs. J’y joins, en vous priant de les agréer, mes hommages les plus respectueux. C. de Gaulle ». Charles de Gaulle fait référence dans cette lettre à la commémoration du débarquement allié en Afrique du Nord (1942). Abel-Jean-Ernest Clément Grandcourt (1873-1948) était un ancien général de brigade et un ancien élève de l’École supérieure de guerre.

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        A THOUSAND MILES ON AN ELEPHANT IN THE SHAN STATES.

      London 1890, Blackwood. Decorated cloth, very good, 484p.,. 94 b.w. illustrations,8 fold out maps,7 in color, appendix,. title page has rubber stamp, else contents clean, usual wear. to head/tail spine, corners, solid copy,index. FIRST EDITION. An excellent early work. Covers Dr. Cushing's arrival, surv- eying, loading the elephants, the trek through teak forests and Ynnanese. Detainment of Rev. Webster, bribes to Siamese officials. Visit from Karens, Maing Loongyee traversed, Dr. Richardson's visit, raded by Karennis. Human sacrifices in Shan States & China. Railway path, Muang Haut, shan houses & superstitions, nose kissing, hunt in Burmah. Mission house, chained prisoners, the Princess, embroidery, Siamese Commis- sioner. Marriage, price of slaves, tattooing, charms let in the flesh. Chinese fortification, Siamese capital, Kiang Hai hot springs, Meh Kong at Kiang Hsen, ringworm. Dr. M'Gilvary and a woman in chains. Settled at Lakon, smallpox, gambling, deamons, Siamese doctor, Russian-Siamese trade, hare-lip. A grand adventure, even covers a Lao marriage! The group had run out of supplies, and wer attacked by wild elephants! The disease nearly took all of them, a fascinating primary work. ALWAYS RARE IN THE FIRST EDITION. * References: H. Cordier: Indosincica 629. 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 today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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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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        A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST .

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1890 - Small octavo, pp. [3-9] 10-302 [note: pages 1-2 excised by binder as issued; pagination commences with title leaf], original three-quarter maroon cloth and floral patterned white boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First U.S. edition. This collection was first published as a continental edition in 1874 in Leipzig by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The Stokes edition appears to have been printed from the plates of the Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story . unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, owner's name and gift inscription at to edge of front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, edges of boards rubbed, hairline crack along inner front hinge. A very uncommon book. (#108351) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Lever's Works

      Ward Lock & Co. - No date [1890?]. 25 novels in 13 volumes. Half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles on spines, marbled edges. Two titles per volume except for 'The Dodd Family Abroad'. All volumes in very nice condition - an attractive set. Charles Lever (1806-1872), an Irish physician and prolific writer, rivalled Charles Dickens in popularity, and his readers relished the wealth of incident and the inexhaustible fund of stories in his books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        DHARMA: A GREAT HANGING SCROLL PAINTING OF BODHI DHARMA.

      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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        CAN SUCH THINGS BE?" OR THE WEIRD OF THE BERESFORDS. A STUDY IN OCCULT WILL-POWER.

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1890 [ie 1889] - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7] 8 [8a-8b] [9] 10-250, original bevel-edged red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in and gold and blind, rear panel ruled in blind, t.e.g. First edition. Issued simultaneously by Routledge in cloth and in "yellowback" format (see Topp, p. 401). "Sensational weird thriller of murder, mayhem and madness embellished with numerous supernatural elements, including a family curse, ghostly visitations, a spectral violin with music, etc. Horror piled upon horror, as was the convention of the time, but entertaining as an example of the 'raw head and bloody bones' side of Victorian weird fiction, lurid and unsophisticated." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05477. Wolff 2264 (recording the yellowback issue). Some minor fraying to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, hairline cracks to inner hinges, endpapers (composed of cheap wood pulp paper) lightly age-darkened, else beautiful, tight, bright copy. Very scarce. (#148007) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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