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        The Birds of Australia : Comprising Three Hundred Full Page Illustrations with a Descriptive Account of the Life and Characteristic Habits of Over Seven Hundred Species, Volumes IV, V and VI

      Charles Stuart & Co, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1890 - Gilt decoration. Raised bands to spine. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Foxing to early and late pages. Previous owners name to each volume. Tissue guarded colour plates. Volumes 4, 5 and 6 only of a 6 volume set. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SMALL BLACK JAPANESE SMALL WITH BIRD PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, WITH GOLD BIRD DECORATI

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

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

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

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

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

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        Illustrirtes Pracht-Album der Weltaustellung 1889. Unter künstlerischen Mitwirkung der Herren: Vierge, Berteault, Adrien Marie, Louis Tinayre, Gérardin, Reinchan, Vuillier, Parys, Scott, Bombled, Karlowsky, Kauffmann, L. Courtois, P. de Weber, Hugard, Belon, de Burgraff, Moulignié, Dochy, Peulot, Beltrand, Dété, etc.

      Paris Société Snonyme de Piblications Périodiques 1890 - Folio. 128 S. Mit zahlr. 3 mehrfachgef. Tafeln u. zahlr. Textabbildungen. Schöne private Zeichnung m Widmung a. Vorsatzbl. Leder. Rückenvergold., farb. u. vergold. Deckelverzierungen, Kanten u. Innenkantenvergold., Vorsatzbll. m. vergold. Blumenmuster. Goldschnitt. Etw. ber. u. best., Rü. m. kl. Fehlst. Tls. l. gebr. u. fingerfl. Sehr schöne dekorative Ausgabe. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 4,000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        FRAYS AND FORAYS: Sketches in Peace and War.

      London 1890, Percival. Green blind-stamped cloth, gold. stamped titles, small size ca. 12 x 17.5 cm., 152p., very. clean, solid copy, with Oct. 17, 1895 newspaper article laid. down. AUTHOR'S SIGNED CARD FIRST & ONLY VERY OBSCURE EDITION. Early Primary Resource on Kabul THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED POSTCARD HINGED TO THE INSIDE: This copy contains two items: a. The author's penned a postcard to his publisher: "Sept. 25, 'XVII'[1917]. Messrs. Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., % Messr. George Routledge & Sons, 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C. 4." Along with the verso in his hand: "Will you kindly quote price for two soiled copies of "The English Regalia" by Cyril Davenport 1879." Signed "Major General Sir George Younghusband at the above address." . The post card has a nicely black embossed with Younghusband's return address: "Station: Mark Lane. telephone Avenue 36. St. Thomas' Tower, Tower of London." . The above postcard is gently laid down with a cotton archival tape. No damage to text. . CONDITION: There is a light vertical fold, text legible in Younghusband's pen, with the imprint of a carbon typescript offset over it. . b. An old newspaper article laid down inside the front cover. It states: "In the spring of [1886-] 1887 Captain Younghusband marched alone from Peking to India, across the Gobi desert and through Chinese Turkestan and Kashmir. For this journey, he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society." . See Wikipeida article about Capt. Francis Younghusband, we see that he was given the Gold Medal for the same trip during the same time period. See bibliography below for the link. * WHO WAS CAPT. G.J. YOUNGHUSBAND: This book was written by Major-General Sir George Younghusband [Sir George John Younghusband] (1859-1944), Keeper of the Jewel House, Tower of London. He was the brother of Sir Francis Younhusband. They both won the Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society. * The two Younghusband brothers, wrote: THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL, in 1895. This work was based on the letters of the authors, both were also correspondents for "The Times". This covered the Chitral area, in India, which was close to the Afghan border. * George J. Younghusband wrote six other titles, from 1888 through 1908, covering his primary experiences from Burma to Central Asia, Japan, and the Philippines. This early title is his second book and is considered his rarest work. * CONTENTS: Chapter headings: The defense of the Kabul Residency; Campaigning Beyond the Border [Khyber Pass & that area]; The Guides [guide to soldiering in India, Hong Kong, Singapore]; The Bengal Lancers; The Goorkas [insights to the Ghurkas]; Soldiering in the Soudan; Sport in the Sunny East [hunting pastime in India]; Camp Stories [about Khyber Pass and that area]; Life on the Frontier [Kabul Residency]. * THE ARTICLE INSIDE THE FRONT COVER: There is a penned date of "17.10:95" [Oct. 17, 1895]. The article discussed a lecture by Capt. Younghusband who lectured the Tyneside Geographical Society on that date. "...is a veteran traveler, though but a young man of 32. He served in the King's Dragoon guards from 1882 to 18990, when he was transferred to the Political Dept. of the government of India and placed on the establishment of the Indian Staff Corps...In his lecture 'Some Trade Routes in the Chinese empire,' which he was to have delivered....gives an account of the main routes he has followed in Manchuria, Mongolia and Chinese Turkestan....his first journey was made to Manchuria with Mr. James of the Bombay Civil Service in 1886 [please inquire with us for a copy of this book: THE LONG WHITE MOUNTAIN OR A JOURNEY IN MANCHURIA], they passed through the greater part of Manchuria, up to the Corean and Russian frontiers." * BIBLIOGRAPHY: THE ACADEMY: See a book review article in this journal, September 20, 1890, below, the text reads: "Frays and Forays: Sketches in Peace and War. By Capt. G. J. Younghusband. (Porcival [sic]) Military literature can show no more striking contrast than from the "ranker" of Lake's fighting army to the smart wing officer of the Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Not that the latter is not required to carry his life daily in his hand almost as much as the former; but the entire surroundings of the two are so different! And, in its own small way, this little volume of sketches by Capt. Younghusband is as well worth reading as the elaborate Memoirs of John Shipp. Mr. Rudyard Kipling, the literary lion of the last London season, has touched with consummate cleverness upon some of the aspects of life upon the Afghan frontier; and Prof. James Darmesteter has recently brought back from the same region the materials for a philological monograph. But there is yet room for a plain narrative of the manner in which English officers have tamed the wild border tribes, by the same methods which pacified the Scotch Highlands. If Capt. Younghusband has not himself written such a narrative, he has at least contributed some chapters towards it. If only he would devote one of the furloughs of which he talks to serious literary labor, we believe that he could produce something that would deserve to live." With all of the typographical errors of the day. *** Wikipedia article on Capt. Francis Younghusband: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Younghusband, scroll down to "Military Career" to find this citation. * THE ACADEMY: link: http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA243&lpg=PA243&dq=frays%20 and%20forays&sig=PQN9bisOBM6_evjjgQF0Dlbxo5k&ei=bnxhTufLI6_Y iAKP6cmkDg&ct=result&sqi=2&id=cjYZAAAAYAAJ&ots=UpMqPpKUU7&ou tput=text * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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

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

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        The Tragic Mary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Album containing 154 albumen photographs of Chicago by a noted photographer, including important architectural images, as well as images relating to the preparations for the 1893 World's fair, the stockyards as described by Upton Sinclair, and more]

      Chicago 1890 - (10 3/4 x 13 inches). 152 albumen photographs, most 7 x 9 inches, mounted recto and verso of each leaf within the album. Images captioned in manuscript on the mount below the image, many signed in white ink or in the negative by Taylor. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over period cloth covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers A remarkable album of early Chicago photography by John W. Taylor: a significant photographic record of Chicago in the late 19th century. A major photographic record of the city of Chicago and its architecture in the late 19th century, almost entirely the work of the significant photographer John W. Taylor, with his imprint in the negative. Taylor was a bookseller and stationer before advertising himself as a commercial photographer in the late 1880s. He concentrated his work on Chicago-area architecture and city infrastructure. Today he is recognized as a pioneering photographer of architecture, working in Chicago at the very beginning of the skyscraper era. This superb photograph album presents a fairly comprehensive view of Chicago's architecture and life during one of the city's most interesting and vibrant periods, from the highest of the skyscrapers to the interiors of pig pens in the stockyards, with numerous residences, parks, lush interiors, the 1893 World's Fair, and more in-between. Taylor's importance as one of the earliest significant architectural photographers is addressed in Peter Bacon Hales' Silver Cities: Photographing American Urbanization, 1839-1939 : "Photographers of the older generation managed to retain their identities even as they adjusted to their more prosaic role as visual adjuncts to the architects who designed the buildings they photographed. J.W. Taylor of Chicago, for example, made an extensive survey of the "modern" buildings of Chicago and its environs, many of which traveled throughout the globe as architects and engineers converged on the city in the later 1800s and beyond to see the miracle of the Chicago style of building. Taylor's pictures went as far as Melbourne, Australia, in the collection of Australian architect E.G. Kilburn, who made his pilgrimage to the architects' mecca in 1889. Kilburn stared, sketched, and took notes; then he brought back photographs by Taylor of everything from the Pullman company town to the Palmer House." Chicago has been an especially important architectural center since the period represented in this collection. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed most of the buildings in the downtown area, a special class of architects and engineers flocked to the city, resulting in an architectural boom unequaled in the history of 19th century urban development. Hallowed names such as Louis Sullivan, Dankmar Adler, John M. Van Osdel, Daniel Burnham, William W. Boyington, William LeBaron Jenney, John Wellborn Root, William Holabird, Martin Roche, Edward Baumann, Harris W. Huel, Solon Spencer Beman, and Clinton J. Warren stamped their unique architectural character on the Chicago landscape. Each of these architects is amply represented in the photographs contained herein. There is even one photograph of the magnificent lobby of the Rookery Building, considered the grandest lobby in Chicago at the time. This view is especially interesting to architectural historians because this interior was remodeled a short time later, in 1905 by Adler & Sullivan's former head draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright. The late 19th century was also a transitional time in building construction, when architects were beginning to leave behind cast iron frames and experiment with steel-frame construction and large areas of plate glass, especially in the "Commercial Style" made famous by Sullivan and others in the Chicago School. As a result, some of the earliest modern skyscrapers are found in Chicago. A general summary of the photographs in the album is as follows: forty-two buildings including the Masonic Temple (the tallest skysc [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cartel de Toros) MADRID (Beneficencia).

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

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        TOH DAI DAI SENSOH E ZU: TOH DAI WAR OF 1868 OR THE BOSHIN WARS, AKA: UENO BATTL

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

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

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

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        ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS ROUND THE WORLD. Japanese Title: SEKAI RYO

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

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        The Principles of Psychology

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

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        [ORIGINAL TYPED DESCRIPTION OF A TRIP TO YOSEMITE IN 1889]

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

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

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

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

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

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

      London: 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. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        SMALL BLACK JAPANESE SMALL WITH BIRD PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, WITH GOLD BIRD DECORATION ON FRONT AND BACK COVERS.

      AN EXCELLENT AND EARLY 1890' - S MINIATURE PHOTO ALBUM OF JAPAN[Japan ca 1890's, Kusakabe]. Black accordion folding photoalbum, 64 hand-colored albumen photos, tissue guards, hingesmended, solid, album cover 18 x 12 cm., photo size 14 x 9 cmvery good, photos on both sides of album leaves. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      Macmillan and Company, London and New York 1890 - London and New York: Macmillan and Company, 1890. Full Leather. One volume. Small octavo. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith with preface by Austin Dobson an illustrtations by Hugh Thomson. Bound in a beautiful Kelliegram full brown morocco gilt binding, cover of a circulating flow of floral red roses onlays and gilt stems and, another delightful onlay of the Vicar of gray, black, tan morocco, all edges gilt, spine red onlays roses, raised bands, gilt title, gilt turn-ins, green silk doublures. A beautiful Kelliegram binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [title in Hangul character, translated as: Luke's Gospel].

      [Seoul: Sammun Ch'ulp'ansa] 12mo (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 60 ff.. 1890 As Darlow and Moule explain, this is "a revision of J. Ross' version (. . . i.e. the version by Ross, John Macintyre and Saw Sang Yun of the 1882 edition), in which 'an attempt [was] made to remove all Chinese expressions.' This [later] revision affected only the orthography." The Korean Bible Society at its website says that the revision was the work of Henry Appenzeller (1858?-1902), an American Methodist missionary, and gives the publication data. Appenzeller, Horace N. Allen, Horace G. Underwood, William B. Scranton, and Mary F. Scranton (mother of William) are widely credited with introducing Protestant Christianity to Korea beginning in 1885. John Ross, whose version of Luke Appenzeller 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. Pencilled English identification to front cover and title-page; with shelf mark also to former. Very good.

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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.

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        An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California

      Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/xxx No jacket, as issued. vi (i.e. vii), 666 pages. 9.5 by 11.5 inches. Cover title, in gilt, 'Pen Pictures of the Garden World', a cover design used by this publisher on a number of books. Illustrated with portraits of leading citizens. A scarce and relatively early history of this Central California county. No copies are recorded at auction in the last 35 years. John Howell Books, in the firm's landmark catalog 50 (item 1502), called it, 'A comprehensive history, with biographical sketches, of one of California's most important agricultural counties.' Rocq, California Local History 12965. Filby, Bibliography of American County Histories, p. 31. vi (i.e. vii), 666 pages. 9.5 by 11.5 inches. Cover title, in gilt, 'Pen Pictures of the Garden World', a cover design used by this publisher on a number of books. Illustrated with portraits of leading citizens. A scarce and relatively early history of this Central California county. No copies are recorded at auction in the last 35 years. John Howell Books, in the firm's landmark catalog 50 (item 1502), called it, 'A comprehensive history, with biographical sketches, of one of California's most important agricultural counties.' Rocq, California Local History 12965. Filby, Bibliography of American County Histories, p. 31.

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        The Barbizon School of Painters; Corot, Rousseau, Diaz, Millet, Daubigny, etc

      Scribner and Welford 1890 - New York: Scribner and Welford, 1890. Limited edition, no. 174 of 200 issued. Hardcover. pp. [5] xvi [3] 4-294 [2]. Good. Bound in speckled cloth covered boards with some fraying to the edges, more so at the spine. Two small stains at the top of the front panel. Front board no longer attached to the text block, but remains attached to the spine which holds it in place. The front free endpaper clipped at the bottom corner. Lacking the plate opposite page 48, neatly crossed out in the table of contents. All other plates accounted for. Inscribed to a prior owner by the author, D. Croal Thomson, on the limitations page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das deutsche Reichsheer. Leporello mit 40 chromolithographierten Tafeln von G. Krickel und R. Knötel.

      Toussaint; Giesecke & Devrient Berlin ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - ca. 1890 erschienen ) Mit 40 chromolithographierten Tafeln als Leporello ( ausgefaltet ca. 680 cm lang ). In rotem Ohln mit silber- und blindgeprägtem Vorderdeckel, Quer 8° ( 13,5 x 17,5 cm ) Einband gering berieben, Ecken gering bestoßen. Innen alter Besitzstempel auf Rückdeckel innen *Friedrich Boden, Stettin*, wenige der schönen Tafeln gering fleckig. Insgesamt von guter, dekorativer Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 250 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Reichsheer, Leporello, Chromolithographien, Knötel, Krickel, Heer, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Le paroissien du célibataire. Observations physiologiques et morales sur l'état du célibat.

      Ancienne Maison Quantin. Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies. May & Motteroz, Directeurs., Paris 1890 - Un volume in-8 (24,5 cm x 16 cm),XXX-295-4 (Liste des ouvrages déjà parus d'Octave Uzanne) pp. 1 frontispice, 1 pièce de titre, 10 bandeaux de Albert Lynch gravés à l'eau-forte par E.Gaujean. Un des 1000 exemplaires sur papier vergé des Vosges. 1/2 maroquin à coins. Quelques légers frottements. Dos à cinq nerfs. Titre et date dorés. Tête dorée. Couvertures illustrées conservées. Notre ouvrage comporte une étiquette de relieur allemand (Gustave Brechtel, Cologne). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE ROCK PAINT & COLOR WORKS, MANUFACTURERS OF ARKANSAW TRAVELER READY MIXED PAINTS. PURE WHITE AND BLACK, AND ANY DESIRED SHADE [caption title]

      Little Rock, 1890. Old folds. Some minor discoloration and wear. Very good. Advertising circular for Little Rock Paint Works, with twenty-five different paint chips affixed displaying some of the available shades of pre-mixed paint. Most of the chips are a variant on an olive green, although there is a bright red, a teal, several browns, and a nice mustard color as well. The top of the sheet has an illustration of the Arkansas Traveler by artist John Cameron. Printed on the verso is a formula for calculating how much paint is required to cover a desired surface. Accompanying the circular is a trade card featuring the company's "Iron Clad Paint. For railroad, barn, bridge and roof painting. Mixed ready for use and warranted." A sample of five chips in shades of brown is affixed to the sheet, and the verso contains a notice to the trade offering special prices for large orders. Little Rock Paint Works applied for bankruptcy in December 1893 but seems to have survived, as it appears in Little Rock directories as late as 1897. An interesting piece of ephemeral advertising.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Handbuch der Staatswissenschaften.

      Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1890 - XII, 1046; XI, 1007; X, 1105; XIV, 1276; XII, 885; X, 959 S. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Rücken von Band 5 einseitig geöffnet. Rücken bei Band 6 oben mit ca. 2 cm Verlust. Besitzerstempel auf Vorsatz. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Library Shakespeare: [Comedies, Histories, Tragedies].

      London: William Mackenzie,, c.1890. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley. 3 volumes, quarto (310 x 250 mm). Contemporary dark brown half morocco, pebble-grained cloth sides, titles to compartments and tooling to bands gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 32 colour plates (several being misnumbered), sepia plates and numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Slight cockling to fore edges of boards of Volumes 1 and 3, light spotting to endleaves, the occasional short closed tear and faint finger mark to margins. An excellent set. An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's plays with colour illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. »Christian«.

      Ohne Ort und Jahr [Breslau 7 IV ] 1890 - 8°. 4 Seiten. An den späteren Schauspieler Friedrich Kayssler (1874-1945). Er schickt Geburtstagswünsche für seinen Lebensfreund, welchen er kurz zuvor, achtzehnjährig, kennen gelernt hatte und dessen erste schriftstellerische Versuche er kritisch betrachtet. Morgenstern gibt somit zugleich Einblicke in seine eigenen, frühen poetologischen Überlegungen. »[.] indem ich in die große Festposaune, in die ja wohl schon männiglich gestoßen wurde, aus vollem Herzen ? wenn auch verspätet ? hineinblase, was bedeuten soll, daß selbiges Dir alles Gute wünscht [.] ich hoffe, jeder deiner folgenden Geburtstage möge vom heutigen angefangen ein Markstein auf der Bahn deines Glückes und einer großen Zukunft sein. Ich scherze nicht! Du hast ganz die Veranlagung zu einem bedeutendem Menschen, ich erwarte nur noch den Zeitpunkt, wo der allmächtige Funke berauschender Jugendleidenschaft, unzähmbaren Wissenstriebes und Thatendranges in dir eingeschlagen hat es hat noch gute Wege bis dahin, aber je später um so stürmischer! [?] Was machst du denn für reizende Geschichten? Herzlichen Dank dafür und zugleich die Bitte, deine noch schlummernden Gedanken immer mehr zu verkörpern. Der Gedanke, den Du hier zum Ausdruck brachtest, ist großartig. Du bedauerst, daß Du das Kindliche des Stils hier nicht anbringen konntest. Wozu? Ist die Idee groß, so laß es auch die Worte sein, ja ich versichere Dich, es wirkt die Art der Märchenerzähler auf die Dauer ermüdend, schreibe richtig so weiter wie in dieser Erzählung. Und Märchen? Sind es denn solche, auch im weitesten Sinne des Wortes? Meiner Ansicht nach kaum; es sind tiefe wunderbare Gedanken in gleich seltsamer Gewandung. Nur zeichne Dein nächstes Bild als blasse, krasse Wirklichkeit d. h. nicht als Traum. Denn es ist ja an sich schon ein Traum, der da als Geschichte erzählt wird -. Doch nimm Dirs nicht als Tadel überhaupt gestatte mir völlig freie Kritik ohne davon gekränkt zu werden! So will ich dir gleich eine Probe davon geben. d. h. für die Zukunft: Werde nicht zu mystisch, hast du aber einen neuen originellen Gedanken, so sprich ihn auf alle Fälle aus! [.]« ? Morgenstern wollte zunächst ebenso wie sein Vater bildender Künstler werden, schrieb sich aber für das Studium der Nationalökonomie in Breslau ein. Erst 1895, fünf Jahre nach diesem vorliegenden Brief, erschien sein erster Gedichtband. ? Etwas gebräunt. Faltenbrüche mit Transparentpapierstreifen fachmännisch hinterlegt. ? Briefe von Christian Morgenstern sind selten, so frühe wie hier, vor seiner schriftstellerischen Laufbahn geschrieben äußerst selten. Jugendbrief aus der Breslauer Zeit 1.000 g gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Halkyone]
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        Kunstradfahrer vor Studiokulisse

      ca. 1890.. Großes Albuminphoto (mit Passepartout und hinter Glas im Rahmen) 48,5 x 35 cm / Rahmen 68,5 x 56 cm (Breite x Höhe). * Mit insgesamt 21 Fahrrädern (davon 1 Hochrad-Dreirad und 1 "modernes" Fahrrad) mit zus. 39 Personen eines Radfahrerclubs aus dem Raum Wiesbaden, wie zeitgenössisch üblich einretuschiert vor gemalter Studiokulisse. ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don´t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++ Wir sind in URLAUB bis zum 5. 1. 2016 / On vacation until Januaray 5.th 2016 +++

      [Bookseller: Melzer´s Antiquarium]
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        Primavera.

      1890 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte stampata su carta velina e applicata su carta, b / n, cm 15 x 21 (alla lastra), 17 x 23 (il foglio). In lastra, al centro, il titolo Primavera"; in basso a sinistra "T. Signorini inc.", a destra "C. Lovera imp.". L'Autore (Firenze, 1835 ?" 1901). Alcune tracce di foxing, un lieve e uniforme ingiallimento ai margini (senza presenza nell'inciso), bel soggetto in bella prova e in buono stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten. Forschungsreisen im Kilimandscharo-Gebiet. Mit 3 Karten, 20 Tafeln in Heliogravüre und Lichtdruck und 19 Textbildern.

      Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1890. XIV + 2 + 376 S. OLwd. EA. Kainbacher I, 93. Mit allen drei Karten. - Leichte Gbrsp. - Im dritten Anlauf gelang Meyer (1858-1929) zusammen mit dem Österreicher L. Putscheller 1888 die Erstbesteigung des Kilimandscharos. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        EIN TAG AUS DER KINDHEIT

      No place, publisher or date, circa 1890.. Circa 1890, approximately 62 x 90 mm, 2½ x 3½ inches, covers in landscape format, contents portrait format, 12 panel concertina folding panorama, each panel with a large coloured illustration and different coloured thumbnail next to the 4 line verse below. Text in German. The sweet pictures show a mother talking to her baby, then as a toddler, school girl, her birthday, at Christmas etc. the last showing the young girl at her Confirmation. In the original publisher's thin cream card wraps, decorated with a green and pink border and 2 young women holding a scroll with the title on upper cover, in the middle of the lower cover is printed in smalll letters: "Deposé". No inscriptions, in Fine condition. A scarce German children's panorama. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Photo Album with Sunken Inset Silk Panels with Chromolithographic Images of a Bluebird and Wild Roses (on front), and Just Roses on Back

      Full Morocco (excepting silk panel). Near Fine. A gorgeous brown morocco binding with on both the front and back, large silk panel centerpieces, blindstamped gilt ruling surrounding the panels, gilt border detailing inside and raised bands. N.d., circa 1890. (There is an inscription dated 1890, Belfast, written in German, on the FEP.) Folio, 37 by 31 cm, and 8.5 cm thick. With 30 thick card leaves with photo or carte de visite slots, one to four, on the rectos and versos. Most of the slots are filled with photos from the 1870s to 1890s, some from Switzerland, others, from Ireland, and all are portraits. While we might assume all the people portrayed are related, and some of the people clearly appear multiple times, this would have been a large family, as was commonplace back then, with looks running all over the gamut. One commonality is the severity of expression, but that was also a norm for posing back then. The album is very heavy, weighing over 12 pounds. A few minor abrasions to the leather, and other light wear. Still a magnificant binding.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Le mémorial des Saints. Traduit sur le manuscrit Ouïgour de la Bibliothèque Nationale.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1889-1890, - 2 vol. in-folio ; 1 front coul. [page de coran]-(3)-XXV-238 pp [traduction]/1 front coul. [page de coran]-392 pp. [texte originale OUÏGOUR], plein cartonnage gris imprimé noir de l’éditeur, qq. menus défauts sans gravité, bon exemplaire NON COUPÉ. Catalogue Bnf, FOL-O2-289. Édition originale de la traduction française. Ouvrage majeur et rare, chef-d’œuvre de la calligraphie orientale, imprimé spécialement pour l’exposition Universelle de 1889 et contenant les biographies ainsi que les paroles de célèbres mystiques musulmans. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE HÉRODOTE JEAN-LOUIS CECCARINI]
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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.

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