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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1891

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Fine in Fine dust jacket. [1890]. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed paper-covered gilt- and color-decorated boards, a. E. G, blue clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; illustrated in color throughout. Book is very near fine, with just a small scrape to the lower inner corner of the front pastedown; jacket is remarkably fine, with just a little offsetting from the colored endpapers to one edge of the front flap; Kate Greenaway's "1891" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series .

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        Die Apfelschälerin" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.46x36cm; rechts oben signiert; um 1890

      - Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Rahmen der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer 47x57cm.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Bier. "Salvatorquelle am Nockherberg d(er) Zacherl Brauerei in München. Gegr. Anno Dom. 1670." Blick in den Biergarten am Nockherberg mit einer lebhaften Gesellschaft biertrinkender Frauen und Männer, dahinter das Wirtschaftsgebäude, links im Hintergrund der Auer Kirchturm, oben rechts das Münchner Kindl, links der Salvator-Mönch als "Schutzmarke", unten Schriftband.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, bez. und sign. "Hans Bartolo Brand München", um 1890, 25,5 x 90,5 cm. Zu den Biergartenbesuchern in Biedermeierkleidung gehören ein Postillion, ein tanzendes junges Paar in oberbayerischer Tracht, ein Kürassier mit Raupenhelm, Studenten, spielende Kinder usw., dazu mittig eine Kellnerin in Münchener Tracht, rechts ein Musiktrio (Harfe, Geige, Klarinette) vor dem Pavillon, daneben ein Verkaufsstand für Käse usw. - Aufwendig und dekorativ gerahmt. Sehr stimmungsvolle Szene.

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      - MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. FUR BRAVE KINDER. Munchen: Braun & Schneider ca 1890. 4to, cl. backed boards, cover soiled and corners worn with new spine, VG-. Featuring 8 fine hand-colored tab operated moveable plates including: two children playing with a pear tree, a boy on a toy rocking horse, two roosters frogs and bird in river, cat and mouse, two soldiers, a family in a row boat a man at a forge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      A COPPER ETCHED & ILLUSTRATED WORLD GUIDE BOOKS [Osaka 1890, - Ueda]. Black cloth spine over colored boards,very good, co-author B.[Unsai] Ueda [Wyeda sic]. 116p., 9.5x 15 cm., Japanese text, English captions, spine, insidegutter mended, else solid. OBSCURE FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        IRIS KAEMPFERI. 18 best Var. (cover title).

      A beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. "The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents , written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants." (ARNOLDIA 64/2 -3, Del Tredici. "From Temple To Terrace" p. 4) In this offering of iris kaempferi there are only large full page illustrations, with examples identified in small type. There were apparently at least three different collections of the iris kaempferi presented in this format: one with 25 varieties, another with 100, and this one, with 18. The 18 flowers exhibited here are illustrated 2 to a page on 9 plates. The flower colors are in delicate shades of purple, pink and white, all printed against a delicate green printed background. The varieties in this particular collection include: Kumo-isho; Gekka-no-nami;Senjo-no-hora; Oyodo; Shippo; Momiji-no-taki; O-torige; Manadzuru; Tsuru-no kegoromo; Warei-hotei; Gei-sho-ui; Yezo-nishiki; Shiga-no-uranami; Shimoyo-no-tsuki; Kakujakuro; Shishi-ikari; Osho-kun;and Iso-no-nami. Very scarce, especially in this fine condition. OCLC lists 3 copies of this 18 variety issue.With 18 Color Plates Folio (38 x 29 cm); 9 color lithographed plates measuring 83 x 29 cm., with 2 varieties per plate. Original iris paper covers, title printed in gold on upper cover; stabbed and tied with gently fading purple yarns; all plates are vibrant and in fine condition; the only trace of previous ownership is an occasional small pencilled "x" next to the printed name of a variety.

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        Umfangreiche Sammlung

      - (Köln, circa 1890 - 1910). 201 Serien (3 Bilder fehlen) mit 1203 chromolithogr. Bildern in 3 original Alben für Liebig Bilder (Alben etwas bestoßen/1 Album verblichen und etwas fleckig/einige Bilder mit Spuren von Verklebungen) - umfangreiche Sammlung aus erster Hand ohne Entnahmen -

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        Hedda Gabler.

      Skuespil i fire akter. Köpenhamn, Græbes bogtrykkeri, 1890. (2 blanka,4),236,(2 blanka) s. Vinrött dekorerat oklbd med helt guldsnitt. Ryggen lätt, men inte störande, blekt. Ytterfalsarna och pärmkanterna obetydligt nötta. Bakre pärmen med ett par obetydliga solkfläckar. Eva Benedicks ägarnotering på det inledande blanka bladet, daterad 1923 och med anteckningen "ur min mormors, Ebba af Geijerstams boksamling." Fint exemplar.. PMM 375: "Revolution in the theatre". Schiøtz & Ringstrøm, Norske førsteutgaver, s. 170. Ebba af Geijerstam (1841-1923) var gift med Carl Fredrik af Geijerstam (1832-86) som ägde Ribbingsfors och Gullspångs bruk samt var riksdagsman. Hon var syster till Svenska akademiens ständiga sekreterare Carl David af Wirsén (1842-1912)

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        REPORT of a Meeting in the Guildhall, London on the subject of THE JEWS IN RUSSIA

      Printed by Wertheimer, Lea & Co, Circus Place, London Wall, London, Great Britain 1890 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schwälmer Mädchen mit einem Korb am rechten Arm im Tanzschritt mit einem Schwälmer.

      . Bleistift, Aquarell und Deckweiß auf braunem Papier, links unten signiert "JHHasselhorst". 35:24 cm. - Verso an den Rändern Spuren einer alten Verklebung. Figurenstudie zu Hasselhorsts um 1890 entstandenem Gemälde "Ferkelmarkt in Alsfeld", Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, Neu-Anspach, Inv. Nr. Z I 197. Aquarell von herausragender malerischer Qualität! Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: Die Künstlerkolonie Willingshausen. Kassel, Orangerie 1980, Nr. 263, mit Abb.; Ausst. Katalog: Johann Heinrich Hasselhorst 1825-1904. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen. Frankfurt am Main., Galerie der Frankfurter Sparkasse, 1989, Nr. 21; "Hessische Heimat." Zeitschrift für Kunst, Kultur, Denkmalpflege. 35. Jahrgang/Heft 2. Sommer 1985. Sonderheft Alsfeld, Abb. S. 62; Ausst. Katalog: Johann Heinrich Hasselhorst und seine Schüler zwei Generationen am Städel. Frankfurt am Main, Ges. zur Förderung Frankfurter Malerei 2004, Farb. Abbildung 7, Seite 68..

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        Dogs, Jackals, Wolves, and Foxes: A Monograph of the Canidae

      London: R.H. Porter, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. J.G. Keulemans. Forty-five hand-colored lithographic plates after J.G. Keulemans, 59 woodcut illustrations. Original brown cloth, teg, bumped corners. Mivart was a colleague of both T.H. Huxley and Charles Darwin, but fell-out with them when he reversed his views on natural selection. Trying to reconcile Darwin's theory of evolution with the beliefs of the Catholic Church, he ended being condemned by all sides. He occupied the chair of philosopy of natural history at the University Louvain, Belgium. 'One of the finest monographs on the subject.' Casey Wood

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        Phillips Planisphere showing the Principal Stars visible for every hour in the year, with leather disc overlay over circular paper over boards

      London: George Philip & Son, Geographical and Educational Depot, 22 Fleet Street, 1890. With Explanation on verso. Made in Germany. c 10 inches in diameter. Fine, one tiny corner chipped.

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        Original Sketchbook of Jewellery Design.

      [c.1890?] 279 largely hand-coloured designs on tissue paper or card, tipped in to a square-ruled note book. Orig. black cloth. Stationery label of L.&D. Grebel, Paris.A wonderful collection of jewellery designs, probably French. The highly detailed designs, largely in colour, are of ornamental combs, bachelor buttons and possibly brooches. The sketches for the decorative heads of combs are elegantly uncomplicated often with a floral design or with the addition of a dove or dragon. The other, largely circular designs, are distinctive in style with the continual inclusion of animals, cherubs, floral patterns, and musical instruments. The more unusual sketches have an air of the fairytale about them; cherubs riding dragonflies, doves, snails and cats; violin-playing crickets and cello-playing mice.

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      1890 Germany. 1890. 30X23. Holandesa con puntas. Manuscrito original de la Genealogia de la Familia Seyfried, escritura gotica con dibujos y orlas originales hechas totalmente a mano. Muy bello ejemplar y raro. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        New game - The steeple chase. Spielbrett für ein Pferde-Rennspiel mit 100 Feldern für ein Würfelspiel

      London, A. Collier 1890 (ca.) - Vgl. D'Allegmagne S. 228 mit Abbildung. - Seltenes englisches Pferde-Rennspiel, mittig die ovale Ansicht eines Pferderennens mit Zuschauern im Hintergrund (21 x 47 cm), außerhalb die nummerierten Spielfelder (7,5 cm breit) mit sechs kleinen und einer größeren (links zwischen dem Titel) Abbildungen, sowie in den Ecken vier weitere Illustrationen in ornamentaler Verzierung. Die Illustrationen im Spielfeld zeigen verschiedene Hindernisse, wie Wassergraben, Zäune und Mauern. Die größere Illustration im Spielfeld zeigt die Jockeys beim Wiegen. Die Eckillustrationen zeigen verschiedene Szenen des Pferderennens. - Das Spielfeld ist in zwei Teilen auf Original-Leinen aufgezogen. Das Spielfeld nur minimal stockfleckig, sonst in sehr guter Erhaltung Spielplan in originalkolor. Lithografie Montiert auf kartonierten Original-Leinenbezug mit Gold- und Blindprägung, 44 x 70,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph postcard signed 'W. Pauli' to Samuel A. Goudsmit, Hamburg, postmarked 13 March, 1926.[Hamburg: 1926].

      An iconic artefact of twentieth-century physics of great historical significance, this is the postcard in which the 26-year old Pauli finally acknowledges that Goudsmit and George Uhlenbeck were correct in their discovery of electron spin. Known as the 'conscience of physics', Pauli's imprimatur was essential before the concept of spin could be accepted by the wider physics community. Spin is now one of the key concepts in quantum physics. Pauli's bitter initial opposition to spin is doubly ironic: its discovery was based on Pauli's exclusion principle, formulated less than a year earlier, for which Pauli received the Nobel Prize (Goudsmit and Uhlenbeck did not receive the Nobel); and it was Pauli himself who eventually showed how to incorporate spin into quantum mechanics, which had been invented by Werner Heisenberg just nine months earlier.<br/><br/> Translated, the postcard reads, in full: <br/><br/> "Dear Goudsmit, <br/> First of all I am writing to you today to inform you that because of recent communications from Copenhagen I have realized that I have been wrong in my objections against Thomas and that his deliberations about relativity can be put into an entirely correct and faultless form. Therefore the questions referring to fine structure can really be satisfactorily answered! <br/> Secondly I would like to urge you once more to check thoroughly whether the Danish Zeeman measurement on He<sup>+</sup> can be reconciled with an alkali-like concept of these Zeeman effects. Please write to me as soon as you know anything about this! It was very good to see you in Hamburg. <br/> With best regards to you personally and to Professor Ehrenfest [i.e. Paul Ehrenfest, Goudsmit's teacher]." <br/><br/> "Pauli was an exceptional man in many respects. Not only did he enter physics as a prodigy and contribute outstanding discoveries under his own name but he contributed also to the success of others through personal discussions and through an extensive correspondence ... His criticism was sought but also dreaded. He has therefore been called the 'Conscience of Physics' (Gewissen der Physik). Ehrenfest, who was very fond of him, conferred on him the title 'God's Whip' (Geissel Gottes), because he would not relent in a discussion until all the weak points had been made perfectly clear" (Brandt, p. 203). <br/><br/> When the visible lines of the spectrum of hydrogen are observed in a powerful spectroscope, they appear as close doublets. In atoms having two electrons outside the closed core, or shell, of electrons the lines are split into triplets. Higher multiplets are also possible. This phenomenon, known as fine structure, was established experimentally around 1890 but did not receive an explanation until Sommerfeld's theory of 1915-16, which had wide influence through its detailed treatment in Sommerfeld's classic textbook <i>Atombau und Spektrallinien</i> (1919). Sommerfeld's theory was accepted by most physicists until near the end of the reign of the 'old' quantum theory in 1925, but by that time a number of discrepancies had been found between experiment and the theory's predictions. In attempting to explain these discrepancies, Pauli had found it necessary to postulate a 'particular two-valuedness of the quantum-theoretic properties of the electron, which cannot be described from the classical point of view.' "Within a few months this property of the electron was given a physical description which, it is true, is not satisfactory from the viewpoint of classical physics. This description is regarded as the discovery of the <i>intrinsic angular momentum</i> or <i>spin</i> of the electron. In fact the description was given twice. Already in January [Ralph] Kronig discussed it with Pauli who was completely opposed to the idea so that Kronig did not publish it. The concept of the electron spin was independently proposed and published by Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit, who thus became the discoverers of spin ... In a lecture given in 1955, Uhlenbeck recalled: 'Goudsmit and I hit upon this idea by studying a paper by Pauli, in which the famous exclusion principle was formulated and in which, for the first time four quantum numbers were ascribed to the electron. This was done rather formally; no concrete picture was connected with it. To us, this was a mystery. We were so conversant with the proposition that every quantum number corresponds to a degree of freedom, and on the other hand with the idea of a point electron, which obviously had three degrees of freedom only, that we could not place the fourth quantum number. We could understand it only if the electron was assumed to be a small sphere which could rotate'" (Brandt, pp. 148-150). <br/><br/> Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit published their discovery in a one-page note in <i>Naturwissenschaften</i> in November 1925 ['Ersetzung der Hypothese vom unmechanischen Zwang durch eine Forderung bezglich des inneren Verhaltens jedes einzelnen Elektrons,' p. 953]. A problem quickly arose. Heisenberg calculated the splitting of the energy levels based on Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit's idea and found that it was twice as large as the experimentally observed value. "In December 1925 the golden jubilee of Lorentz' doctorate was celebrated. Among many others Bohr attended and he urged Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit to write a more detailed paper. This they completed in the same month. It is entitled 'Spinning Electrons and the Structure of Spectra' [<i>Nature</i>, 117, pp. 264-5], has two pages, and mentions the missing factor of two. Bohr was very much in favour of spin. In a letter to Ehrenfest, who had been his host in Leiden, he wrote that on his way back to Copenhagen he felt 'wie ein Profet des Elektromagnet-Evangeliums [like a prophet of the spin gospel]' when meeting with Pauli and Heisenberg. <br/><br/> "The missing factor of two was found by [the British physicist Llewellyn] Thomas early in 1926, then working in Bohr's institute. The transformation between the two reference systems (orbiting electron and electron at rest) is, of course, a Lorentz transformation. After all, in his first paper on special relativity Einstein had used it to connect the electric field of a charge at rest with the magnetic field of a moving charge. But a Lorentz transformation can be applied only if the two reference systems are in uniform (unaccelerated) motion with respect to each other. The circular motion appearing here, however, is accelerated. By taking this fact properly into account Thomas was able to explain the mysterious factor of two, later called the <i>Thomas factor</i>" (Brandt, p. 151). <br/><br/> Pauli "was first informed of Thomas's calculation in a letter from Bohr of 20 February 1926 where Bohr writes: 'even your being alarmed about my frivolous enthusiasm for the 'new heresy' didn't discourage me.' And he continues, not without irony: 'Now comes the surprise for the learned theoreticians of relativity and responsibility-carrying scientists [i.e. Heisenberg and Pauli]. Indeed, a young Englishman, Thomas, who during the last half year was in Copenhagen, has found out these days that the whole question of the unlucky factor 2 probably is due exclusively to a mistake in the calculation of the relative motion of the electron and the nucleus.' Having got Thomas's manuscript from Bohr, Pauli replied on 26 February. His rejection was complete: 'I consider the publication of the present note by Thomas in <i>Nature</i> to be a blunder and would be glad if you could block it or else see to it that essential modifications are made in the text of the note.' <br/><br/> "But Bohr was unwavering in his optimism, while Pauli repeated his criticism in long letters to Bohr on 5 March and to [Hendrik] Kramers on 8 March 1926. In the latter Pauli writes: 'Today Herr Goudsmit was here [i.e., in Hamburg, as Pauli mentions in the postcard], and I was delighted to see him. What he told me about the calculations of Thomas and the manuscripts of Thomas which he brought along have utterly strengthened me in the view that with my objections ... I am totally right.' It was in this letter also that Pauli referred to himself as 'God's whip' striking the Copenhagen Institute again" (Enz, pp. 114-115). Bohr addressed Pauli's criticisms in a letter of 9 March, and this time Pauli was convinced. "To Goudsmit he wrote on 13 March [in the offered postcard]: 'Today I write you, first, to inform you that, based on recent information from Copenhagen, I now <i>indeed</i> have come to the conviction that I was wrong with my objections against Thomas and that his relativistic consideration may be brought into a totally correct and unobjectionable form. The question of the fine structure therefore is now truly satisfactorily clarified.' <br/><br/> "Looking back it is obvious that Pauli's 'two-valuedness' referred to the spin, the electron's fourth degree of freedom which became of fundamental importance in the announcement of the exclusion principle. Indeed, some two years later Pauli showed in another fundamental paper ['Zur Quantenmechanik des magnetischen Elektrons,' <i>Zeitschrift für Physik</i> 43, 12 July 1927, pp. 601-623] that it was possible to describe the spinning electron by <i>two-component wave functions</i>. With this, the problem of the electron spin was completely solved, at least in the framework of non-relativistic wave mechanics, and it yielded, as another manifestation of the two-valuedness, the well-known Pauli matrices" (Enz, pp. 115-116). <br/><br/> C. P. Enz, <i>No Time to be Brief</i>, 2006; S. Brandt, <i>Harvest of a century</i>, 2009.. Autograph postcard signed 'W. Pauli' to Samuel A. Goudsmit, Hamburg, postmarked 13 March, 1926. 140 x 90 mm, written on both sides, in German (margin with two punch-holes, catching a few letters but not affecting legibility)

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        Morvi State Album (gilt title on front board.) Photographic album.

      India no date ca. 1890.. 70 original photographs (albumen - ca. 240 x 195 mm) mounted on 35 cardboard leaves. Richly gilt brown morocco with coat-of-arms of Morvi State on front cover. Bidning signed in front inner hinge 'Byculla Press, Bombay': All edges gilt. Oblong folio (410 x 290 mm). Gilding slightly rubbed, else fine.. The Royal House of Morvi represents the senior male line of the Royal Houses of Cutch. The state came into being when Kanyoji, the son Kumar Shri Ravoji, the Heir Apparent of Cutch, fled with his mother after his father's murder in 1698. He escaped from Bhuj and took immediate possession of Morvi and Kuttaria in Wagad. From that date, Morvi has remained an independent Jadeja principality. Maharaja Waghji succeeded his father as a minor in 1870. The state was placed under administration and he was sent to school at the new princes' college at Rajkot. Emerging from his minority he took charge of his state in 1879 and immediately set about developing it. A gifted administrator who modernised his state, introduced the first telephonic communications, a system of district tramways, built roads, schools and reservoirs, improved the city with bridges, public buildings and amenities, and banned money lenders in favour of state loans. He improved the old port of Vavania, enabling it to take ocean-going vessels, and constructed a modern industrial port at Naulakha. Both helped to stimulate trade, especially the local textile and salt industries. His tireless efforts were rewarded were recognised when Morvi was raised to the status of a first class state in 1887. The Thakore Sahib reigned for fifty-two years and died in 1922. - A magnificent dedication album with views of various buildings, street scenes, landscape, etc. - All over condition is excellent.

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        Le Yacht. Historie de la Navigation Maritime de Plaisance

      Libraires-Imprimeries Reunies, no date but, Paris 1890 - Quarto, engraved title in colour, many steel engravings and photographic engravings throughout; in original pictorial cloth boards, all edges gilt, some wear to spine, a very good copy. An attractive copy of this richly illustrated guide to yachting, in the original printed colour boards.Paschal Grousset, born 1844 in Corsica, was a journalist, politician and author in many fields, most notably Science Fiction. Grousset had many pseudonyms, including Philippe Daryl (as here), Léopold Virey and Andre Laurie; he is best known for his collaboration with Jules Verne while working under the name Laurie. Le Yacht is one of the twenty or more works Grousset wrote under the name of Philippe Daryl, all of them non-fiction and most relating to travel and sporting. The illustrations in Le Yacht are very charming, and Grousset's discussion takes in every aspect of yachting, from building and racing, through to fashion and interior decorating, nautical clubs and routes, marking the work as a significant snapshot of the sport at the end of the nineteenth century.Grousset's political life was also interesting. His writing for the newspaper La Marseillaise had a pro-revolutionary focus and provoked Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, deputy of Corsica and cousin of Napoleon III, to challenge him to a dual in 1870. Grousset's second, Victor Noir was killed in the dual and is buried in Père Lachaise. Grousset was later exiled in 1872 for his involvement in the Paris Commune, one of a reported 7,000 who were banished to New Caledonia. Two years later he travelled to Australia, then sought refuge in England, before returning to France during the Amnesty of 1880.The book is illustrated by various artists including L. Vallet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walt Whitman letter and portrait.

      1890 1890 - One-page letter, handwritten and signed in full by American poet Walt Whitman. Dated April 25, 1890 from Camden, New Jersey, Whitman writes to his publisher David McKay with details on the publication of his upcoming Complete Poems and Prose. It reads: "Yes will sell the London proposer 100 sets of the entire sheets with autograph, plates and back labels for the complete big book & throw in one of my bound copies (making 101 altogether) for $320 - I to receive that sum in full - you to make a fair bonus addition for your trouble. Very respectfully." Fine; the letter is folded in thirds and has a few splits at fold lines, not affecting any text. Matted and framed with a reproduction of the 1889 oil-on-canvas portrait of Whitman by John Alexander White. (Frame measures 24 1/2 by 14 3/4 inches). (Myerson A 2.7m). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        .Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments verdeutscht von D. Martin Luther. Mit zweihundert und dreissig ( 230 ) Bildern von Gustav Dore. Sechste Auflage. Band 1 - 2 in einem Band.

      Stuttgart, Leipzig, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt,. ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - um 1890 erschienen ) Zweispaltig gedruckt: Mit 1236 Spalten (= 618 Seiten) = Altes Testament sowie im zweiten Band im hinteren Teil 344 Spalten (= 172 Seiten ) = Neues Testament. Mit 230 ganzseitigen Tafeln in Holzstich sowie ornamentalem Buchschmuck. Ganzlederband mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt und 2 intakten Schließen, Folio ( 42,5 x 32,5 cm ). Der Einband etwas berieben, innen ein alter Widmungsvermerk auf Vorsatzblatt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig, Rückdeckel innen mit Fehlstelle im Papierbezug oben, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Gewicht ca. 14000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        L'Inutile beauté -

      Victor-Havard 1890 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 338 pp. Reliure bradel demi-maroquin vert forêt à coins. Dos lisse orné d'un large encadrement de maroquin vieux rouge mosaïqué bordé de double filets dorés, pièce de titre de même maroquin. Couverture conservée. Non rogné. Reliure signée CANAPE. Intérieur frais. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 50 exemplaires numérotés (celui-ci non numéroté) sur papier vergé de Hollande, seul grand papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Utagawa Kunimasa IV Actor Print

      Hasegawa Sonokichi, 1890, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, Illustrated By: Utagawa Kunimasa IVArtist: Utagawa Kunimasa IV 1848-1920. Series/Title: Possibly from the series atari kyogen haiyu ude kurabe, but that series title does not appear on the print. Actor print. Size: HxW 14.4 x 9.3 inches, each of three panels of a triptych. Oban tate-e. Date: 1890 (Meiji 23) Signed: Oju Kochoro ga, with toshidama seal. Publisher: Hasegawa Sonokichi. Address of publisher contained within cat-shaped cartouche: Tokyo Nihonbashi Kotenmacho Sanchome 17-banchi . Colors: Excellent colors, somewhat understated but not much faded. Two shades of red, two shades of blue, and a medium brown are the principal colors. Secondary colors include charcoal and soft green. Condition: Margins are mostly trimmed, except that top edges are untrimmed and the left edge of the left sheet is mostly untrimmed. Washi [?] paper. Unbacked. The three panels are carefully pasted together from the reverse side along either vertical edge of the center sheet. Slight evidence of former pasting along part of the top of the reverse side. A few very small worm holes at the bottom of the left and right sheets. Almost no soiling. Very Good as to impression. The lines are reasonably clean and clear, neither crisp nor mushy, suggesting a pull neither early nor late. No off-setting apparent. Overall rated Very Good. Comments: Originally born Takenouchi Hidehisa, the artist used multiple go (artist names) during his career including Baido Hosai, Baido Kunimasa, Kochoro, Kunimasa IV, Kunisada III and Toyokuni V. Early in his career he used the go Kunimasa IV and Baido Hosai. In 1889 he succeeded as head of the Utagawa line and took the go Kunisada III. Later in his career he claimed the title Toyokuni IV, but that go was already taken (a fact that he refused to recognize), so he is referred to as Toyokuni V. This triptych features the actors Ichikawa Danjuro at right, Onoe Kikugoro at center, Onoe Kikugoro at center left [playing a second role], and Ichikawa [first name undeciphered] at far left.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London: Ward Lock and co., 1890., 1890. First apperance in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July 1890, custom-bound shortly thereafter in full limp calf with blind rules and corner devices, "Dorian Gray" stamped in gilt on front, all edges stained red. Conforms to U.K. Ward Lock edition, although lacking general title page, advertising matter and so on. Additionally, pasted on the front free endpaper there is a cutting from The Standard, dated August 23, 1913, in which Wilde's bibliographer Stuart Mason discusses the early publications of the novel. Covers faded and rubbed at the edges. Near very good. Internally near fine, with gutter crack to p.95 and some pencil annotation.

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      IMPRESSIVE COLOR ZEN BUDDHIST HANGING SCROLL PAINTING 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 atthe bottom of the scroll roller, artist's cinnabar stampedseal or Hanko & original signature, very clean, bright work. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        J.H. Abbott and Co. Tanners & Curriers. Manufacturers

      Bendigo: circa, 1890. Quarto; stapled as issued, four leaves (including wrappers) a little chipped and delicate, but good. Illustrated price-list from Bendigo boot and shoe manufacturers.

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      HUMPHREY, MAUD. (HUMPHREY,MAUD) ORIGINAL ART: ROSA. This is a magnificent original watercolor by Maud Humphrey published by Prang for their line of greeting cards featuring idealized children and flowers. The image measures 9 5/8 x 11 1/4" high, and nicely matted. Depicted is a lovely little girl in a blue dress wearing a fancy hat. She is holding a flower in a cup. Surrounding her is an elaborate array of roses and foliage. Signed by Humphrey, circa 1890. This is a fine example of Humphrey at her best and an absolutely beautiful portrait. Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being HUMPHREY BOGART'S MOTHER (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures). See The Chromolithographs of Louis Prang p.52 where the picture is reproduced in black and white.

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        An Ode to the Lake Bass

      [New York: Privately Printed, 1890. First edition. Illustrated by the author. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Publisher's cloth with bass in color leaping for a fly, author's signature lower right. presentation copy, inscribed by the author. Very good copy (some wear and spotting to front board). Inscribed to "W.C. Southwick, a typical Piscator; the only man that ever caught a forty-pound Striped Bass with a pin hook and thread, with the compliments of The Author July 29 /95" Canto I, "To the Oswego or Large Mouth Bass" Canto II, "To the Black or Small Mouth Bass". Bruns S98 "Extremely Rare"; Wetzel p. 209 "Only a few copies printed ... Rare"

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        Le Général reçoit les condoléances de François Boissière suite au décès de son frère Xavier

      - GAULLE Charles de (Lille 1890 - Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises 1970), président et général français. Lettre dactylographiée signée au commandant Boissière. 1er mars 1955 ; 1 page in-4° sur papier de deuil à en-tête Le Général de Gaulle. Trous de classeur en marge qui n&#146;affectent pas le texte. Le Général reçoit les condoléances de François Boissière suite au décès de son frère Xavier : " Je vous remercie de m&#146;avoir, dans mon deuil, apporté le réconfort de votre sympathie. J&#146;en ai été très touché, comme je l&#146;ai été également de la fidélité de votre pensée » Xavier de Gaulle, frère aîné de Charles, meurt le 9 février 1955 à Bordeaux. Résistant pendant la 2nd guerre mondiale, il devient Consul Général de France en Suisse. Il épouse en secondes noces, le 22 décembre 1930, Armelle Chevallier-Chantepie qui lui donne deux enfants. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Golf With contributions by Lord Wellwood, Sir Walter Simpson, Bart , Right Hon A J Balfour M P , Andrew Lang, H F C Everard, and others

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890., 1890. First Edition. Octavo. pps. (xiv) + 463. Bound in publisher's pictorial brown cloth, with library scene and titles in black to front board, titles in black and gilt to spine; swan and ship patterned endpapers. Illustrated with 22 plates, several woodcuts in text, and many further illustrations. Binding shows well, with minor bumping to spine ends. Internally clean including illustrations, with no signs of spotting. Bookseller's blind stamp to prelims, "A Brown and Son, Savile Street, Hull". An ideal reference work, from a well respected series, on the history of golf, and how it was played towards the turn of the 19th century.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray [in] Lippincott's Monthly Magazine

      Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company 1890, 1890. FIRST EDITION. The first printing of the complete novel. The sheets of the magazine were printed in America and issued simultaneously in America by Lippincott and in London by Ward, Lock. The first edition in book form was published in April 1891, which featured a substantially altered text, including the addition of six new chapters. This original magazine is slightly worn to the spine with some small patches of loss, wrappers slightly worn with a corners of loss to the rear panel, a very good copy indeed in a tailor made blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Fragile paper a little tired at corners otherwise a fine survival of a scarce and fragile item. The unforgettable dark and brooding chiller set in high-society late-Victorian London; a coded and epigrammatic melodrama inspired by Wilde's own tortured homosexuality. Mason [81-82, 332]. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003].

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        The Story of The Gadsbys. A Tale Without a Plot [Indian Railway Library Series]

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler and Co., London: Sampson Low Marston and Company [1890]., 1890. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY KIPLING. A 'Wheeler' pamphlet published in India at 1 Rupee or in the UK at 1 shilling. Publishers pictorial card covers with vignette illustration of a child to rear cover. Internally clean but for a little thumbing and toning, fragile covers were chipped and edgeworn, now simply and effectively restored . [Stewart] See also Wilson; The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling, Amis; Kipling and his World.

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        On Viol and Flute

      C. Whittingham and Co. at the Chiswick Press for Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London 1890 - Gorgeous Arts and Crafts full reddish-brown morocco by Anastasia Power with her initials signed in monogram on rear turn in, "AP" (interlocking). Covers magnificently gilt-tooled with elaborate double-ruled square boxes (eighteen in total) with dots in the corners and a circular arrangement of 12 roses on green onlays/ interlocking stems on front cover. The rear cover has the same square patterning, but no central rose design. Spine with six panels, five of which are attractively stamped in gilt floral and leaf motif. No. 44 of 50 Copies Only on Large Paper, signed by the printer. A fine copy of a most attractive and period binding. Though a pencil annotation on the front fly indicates that the binding is by Alice Pattinson as evidenced by a pencil inscripton on the veso of the front free endleaf which reads, "Spring Gardens Gal[lery]. Panton Club. July 1925. Mrs Loosely. Book + binding A. P." Annie Power was trained by Douglas Cockerell and worked with Sylvia Stebbing and then joined C. R. Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft c. 1902 where she produced fine bindings until 1905 or thereabouts. A stunning period binding full of the Arts & Crafts flavor of the early 20th Century. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Serie von 15 Ansichten von Venedig, Italien.

      Venedig, um 1890-1900.. Original Fotografien auf Karton in Mappe. ca. 18,6 x 24, 6 cm (meist).. Bekannter Landschafts- und Architekturfotograf, aktiv als Fotograf und Verleger von 1878 - 1910. - Leinenmappe m. Fraßspuren und Gbrsp.

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        27 Original-Silberprints von Indien.

      ev. um 1890-1894.. 27 (plus 3) Original-Photographien. Kl 8° quer (Format ca. 16,5x24,5 cm), reich ornamental goldgeprägter (auf schwarzen Deckelumrandungen) Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit. Format der Photographien ca. 11x15 cm.. Äusserst dekoratives privates Ganzpergamentalbum mit lose eingesteckten Originalphotographien, die akkurat in kleine Schlitze an den Ecken eingehängt wurden. Die Photos nahezu ohne Altersspuren, gelegentlich ganz leicht nachgedunkelt und hin und wieder an den Rändern schwach ausgesilbert. Die Goldprägung auf dem Einband sehr vereinzelt leichter abgeblättert, schwach gebräunt, der Einband sehr leicht verzogen. Mit einer Widmung eines uns unbekannten William Walton (von dem wohl auch diese Photos stammen) an den berühmten Reise-Schriftstller und Entdecker sowie Maler Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924). Von den insg. 30 Photos zeigen 3 Florenz (2) und vom Genfer See. Landor wurde in Florenz geboren und starb auch dort. - (27 original silver prints, c. 1897, 11 x 15 cm; not signed, some with pencil captions of location beneath. Loosely inserted in an album, 16,5 x 24 cm, Italian contemp. vellum, gilt dentelles on covers, upper cover decor. with a gilt orn. black leather border and titled "Photographs", gilt orn. flat spine. All pictures in good impression, carefully preserved in a flawless binding. - Representing Bombay (3 incl. "Railway Station"), Ahmedabad (4, street scenes and "Facade of the Great Mosque"), Jaipur (2 with i.a. "Elephant taking a long drink"), Amber (2), Agra (4 incl. "The Taj" and a pavilion in the fortress), old Delhi (2), Benares (10, various views of the Ganges, "The burning Ghat", bathing scenes, etc.). Also containing 2 views of Florence and 1 of the Leman Lake. Autogr. dedic. of William Walton to Henry Savage Landor, dated Florence, March 1897. Arnold Henry Savage Landor (Florence 1865-1924) was a painter, explorer, writer, and anthropologist, author of numerous travel relations.

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        Autograph letter to Samuel Goudsmit, the co-discoverer of electron spin, signed 'Werner Heisenberg,' Göttingen, 19 February 1926. Two pages on a single sheet.[Göttingen: 1926].

      Historically important, very detailed, scientific letter showing how Heisenberg, who had invented quantum mechanics just six months earlier, grappled with the difficulties presented by a basic new discovery in quantum physics, that of electron spin by Goudsmit and George Uhlenbeck. Heisenberg describes calculations he has carried out (partly with Pascual Jordan and partly with Wolfgang Pauli) which show that Goudsmit and Uhlenbeck's theory leads to predictions about spectral lines that do not agree with observations, but which would agree if the electron's spin angular momentum was reduced from the amount postulated by Goudsmit and Uhlenbeck by a factor of two. This letter was written just one day before this missing factor of two was explained by the Cambridge physicist Llewellyn Thomas as an effect arising from special relativity. Heisenberg was at this time teaching at the University of Göttingen, having studied there under Arnold Sommerfeld and Max Born.<br/><br/> Translated, the letter reads: <br/><br/> <i>First all of all many thanks for having had the corrections of your article sent to me; it is very good. But the main reason for this letter is something else: the calculations pertaining to your model according to quantum mechanics are now completed (partly in collaboration with Pauli) and in every instance the results are as expected, that is, the Zeeman-effects appear to be correct as far as the intensities and the splitting of lines are concerned. However, for the D-lines the intensities and splitting come out as in Voigt's formula: <br/><br/> W = W_<sub>0</sub> + (2R<sup>2</sup>h<sup>2</sup>Z<sup>4</sup>)/(m c<sup>2</sup>n<sup>3</sup>) [(j(j+1) - k(k+1) - ½ 1/3)/(k(k+½)(k+1)) - 1/(k+½) + 3/4n] <br/><br/> In this formula k is taken to be zero for the term, j=k&plusminus;½. One sees immediately: relativity does not give the Sommerfeld formula; in Sommerfeld the last two terms are of course -1/(k+1) +3/4n). Therefore in any case the relativistic explanation of the doublets collapses. But furthermore: your theory gives exactly double the observed fine-structure separation. Accordingly it gives no separation in screening doublets and magnetic doublets either. But it yields the remarkable coincidence: if the factor 2 in your electron is annulled then, firstly, the correct doublet value follows and, secondly, the correct separation in screening and magnetic doublets; that is, exactly Sommerfeld's formula. <br/><br/> From all of this I would like to deduce that an electron is not a point charge and that your theory regarding magnetism is about right; but that new research on the mechanical behavior of electrons will be necessary in order to understand the doublets logically. Here it might be useful to do some research about the distance existing between triplets and singlets ...</i><br/><br/> When the visible lines of the spectrum of hydrogen are observed in a powerful spectroscope, they appear as close doublets. In atoms having two electrons outside the closed core, or shell, of electrons the lines are split into triplets; higher multiplets are also possible. This phenomenon, known as the 'fine structure' of the hydrogen spectrum, was established experimentally around 1890 but did not receive an explanation until Sommerfeld's theory of 1915-16, which had wide influence through its detailed treatment in Sommerfeld's classic textbook <i>Atombau und Spektrallinien</i> (1919). Sommerfeld modified Bohr's treatment of the hydrogen atom from 1913 by taking into account the theory of relativity, in particular the variation in the mass of the revolving electron - hence Heisenberg refers to the 'relativistic theory' in his letter. Sommerfeld's theory was accepted by most physicists until near the end of the reign of the 'old' quantum theory in 1925, but by that time a number of discrepancies had been found between experiment and the theory's predictions. There was also the problem of the anomalous Zeeman effect, which had been a thorn in the side of the old quantum theory for a decade and was still not satisfactorily resolved. <br/><br/> The theoretical situation changed dramatically in the summer of 1925, with Heisenberg's invention of quantum mechanics. The first test of the new theory was its ability to explain the frequencies in the hydrogen spectrum in Bohr's theory of 1913. The necessary calculations were carried out by Pauli in the fall of 1925; he found perfect agreement between theory and observation. The next step was to attack the old problems of the fine structure and the anomalous Zeeman effect. "In attempting to explain the splitting of atomic energy levels, the so-called 'fine structure,' Pauli had found it necessary to postulate a 'particular two-valuedness of the quantum-theoretic properties of the electron, which cannot be described from the classical point of view.' "Within a few months this property of the electron was given a physical description which, it is true, is not satisfactory from the viewpoint of classical physics. This description is regarded as the discovery of the <i>intrinsic angular momentum</i> or <i>spin</i> of the electron. In fact the description was given twice. Already in January [Ralph] Kronig discussed it with Pauli who was completely opposed to the idea so that Kronig did not publish it. The concept of the electron spin was independently proposed and published by Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit, who thus became the discoverers of spin" (Brandt, pp. 148-9). <br/><br/> "When Dutch physicists S. A. Goudsmit and G. E. Uhlenbeck invented the idea of spin in the fall of 1925 to replace <i>Zwang</i> and two-valuedness, the situation in quantum atomic physics had entirely changed, but the 'learned gentlemen' - as Bohr and Kronig called them [i.e., Heisenberg and Pauli] - were still unreceptive and now had additional reasons to be so. Both Heisenberg and Pauli expected all <i>Zusatzregeln</i> (ad hoc rules), including <i>Zwang</i> and two-valuedness, to arise naturally from the quantum-mechanical formalism. Spin, already problematic, seemed just another appendage. But Heisenberg, ever open to pragmatic thinking and contradictory, so-called formal solutions, was easily tempted. "All difficulties would be removed with a magic touch," he declared, "therefore I am not immediately opposed to the G[oudsmit] idea." Only an extra factor of two in the calculated separation of doublet lines prevented practical results. <br/><br/> "Pauli responded indignantly to Heisenberg's fascination with spin. Models of rotating and orbiting atomic particles - which looked even more than before like miniature planets orbiting the sun while rotating on their axes - were, to him, anathema ... Pauli's philosophical objections and the extra factor of two notwithstanding, Heisenberg proceeded to run Goudsmit's model through the 'matrix mill' [i.e., matrix quantum mechanics] to see what came out" (Cassidy, <i>Uncertainty</i>, pp. 208-9). "Towards the end of the year he had reported to Pauli the preliminary results he had obtained in collaboration with Jordan. Although these appeared to be rather encouraging, the question had still remained open whether electron spin fitted into the quantum-mechanical scheme or even made any sense at all. Bohr, for example, was tempted to accept Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit's hypothesis as denoting important progress in the theory of atomic structure, while Pauli raised any number of objections. In between the two protagonists was Heisenberg, who saw the advantages of using 'Goudsmit's theory' - as he called it (Heisenberg to Pauli, 24 December 1925) - in order to explain the complex structure and the Zeeman effects of atomic spectra. But he was very bothered by the apparent failure of the theory to describe the splitting quantitatively, especially the factor 2 which spoiled the agreement between the observed and calculated fine-structure results" (Mehra & Rechenberg III, p. 269). <br/><br/> "After meeting in Leiden with Uhlenbeck, Goudsmit, and Ehrenfest, their mentor, an optimistic Bohr toured Europe in December 1925 as self-anointed 'prophet of the magnetic electron gospel,' which only encouraged believer Heisenberg's openly unphilosophical attitude toward spin. By February 1926, Heisenberg and Jordan were assembling a manuscript on the subject in Göttingen, despite "the damned factor of two." Heisenberg pleaded with Pauli to find a way to render spin acceptable. "I don't know what we should do with the Zeeman effects without Goudsmit [i.e., without the spin hypothesis] [Heisenberg to Pauli, 27 January 1926]." <br/><br/> It is at this stage that we find the present letter. Heisenberg reports to Goudsmit that his quantum-mechanical calculations of the anomalous Zeeman effect gives results in accord with experimental observations, but that the doublet fine structure splittings do not come out correctly, but would do so if '<i>the factor 2 in your electron is annulled</i>' (Heisenberg mentions the D-lines, a particular doublet in the spectrum of sodium, which has properties similar to that of hydrogen since atoms of both elements have one electron outside the core). The solution to this paradox was to arrive almost immediately. <br/><br/> "Pauli remained intransigent, even after L. H. Thomas, an English visitor to Bohr's institute, found a surprising error in the relativistic calculation of the relative motion of the electron as it orbited the nucleus. Pauli and Heisenberg had simply erred. Thomas's correction eliminated the obstinate two and with it any mathematical objection to the theory" (Cassidy, <i>Uncertainty</i>, p. 209). Thomas's note was submitted to <i>Nature</i> on 20 February, 1926, just one day after the present letter; Bohr informed Pauli on the same day. Pauli initially rejected the 'Thomas factor,' but eventually conceded in a postcard to Goudsmit on 13 March. <br/><br/> "With Pauli's capitulation the path was clear to solve what Bohr and Pauli had called the 'modest' part of the electron problem: namely, to perform quantum-mechanical calculations of the anomalous Zeeman effects and the fine structure of the hydrogen lines ... All one had to do now was to bring in the factor ½ obtained by Thomas. This was done by Jordan, for Heisenberg had left Göttingen after the end of the winter semester for an extended vacation, and a few days after 12 March, the date of Pauli's capitulation, he (Jordan) sent the joint paper on the anomalous Zeeman effects - which also included the fine structure of the hydrogen lines - to <i>Zeitschrift für Physik</i>, where it was published three months later" (Mehra & Rechenberg III, pp. 272-3). <br/><br/> "The astonishing results served as both culmination and completion of years of old business ... For Heisenberg and Jordan, such successes constituted important support not only for spin but for matrix mechanics itself" (Cassidy, <i>Uncertainty</i>, p. 210). <br/><br/> H. Kragh, 'The fine structure of hydrogen and the gross structure of the physics community,' <i>Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences</i> 15 (1985), pp. 67-125. This article contains a detailed history of attempts to explain the fine structure, including an analysis of the present letter (pp. 120-121).. Autograph letter, in German, to Samuel Goudsmit signed 'Werner Heisenberg,' Göttingen, 19 February 1926. Two pages on a single sheet 283 x 223 mm, two punch-holes to left margin, catching two letters, but not affecting legibility

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        Madonna. Handgeschnitzte und handbemalte Madonna wohl aus England um 1890.

      - Schöne handgechnitzte große Madonnenfigur mit blauem Sternenmantel und goldener Krone. Wohl aus England aus dem ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert. Unten mit eingelassener Marke *Entirely hand carved*. Gesamthöhe 74 cm, maximale Breite 24 cm, maximale Tiefe der Grundplatte 16 cm, Gewicht 5000 Gramm. Schöne handgeschnitzte Arbeit mit rot-gold-blauer Bemalung. Auf dem linken Arm mit montierter Schraube, offenbar trug die Madonna in ihren Händen ein Jesukind, das hier fehlt. Die Figur mit kleinen Bereibungen und wenigen kleinen Farbabplatzungen - insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. ( Hier leider wegen der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        En voyage. Le Rhin. Dessins de Victor Hugo

      Eugène Hugues 1890 - Un des 60 exemplaires sur papier de Chine numérotés (n° 44) après 20 japon et avant 80 vélin, 1 vol. in-4 br. (32 x 21,5 cm), Eugène Hugues, Paris, s.d. (1890 selon Vicaire), 288 pp. Rare exemplaire sur papier de chine numéroté (second papier après 20 Japon). Etat satisfaisant (fentes et frott. au dos en tête et queue, des rouss. mais agréable fraîcheur générale, ex-libris ms. récent en page de titre) pour ce rare exemplaire sur grand qui mériterait d'être établi dans une reliure de qualité. Vicaire, IV, 410 Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Bauernhof am Niederrhein" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.70x95cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1890

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        The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

      Heinemann, London 1890 - Whistler's take on the infamous libel suit against critic John Ruskin, who unkindly described one of Whistler's paintings as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." [14], 292 pages. square 8vo, gilt-lettered drab boards backed in tan cloth; uncut edges (lightly soiled but still sound, attractive and internally clean). London: William Heinemann, 1890. First trade edition. A very good copy, inscribed by Whistler with his butterfly device, "a Monsieur Johnson - avec compliments." Protected with a lettered blue cloth dust wrapper and matching slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      [Japan c.1890, - n.p.]. Small folding album, 12 x 17 cm., 12double page color woodblock prints, each showing a differentJapanese bird and flower scene. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Sign of Four

      London: Spencer Blackett, 1890., 1890. FIRST EDITION from celebrated crime writer A. Conan Doyle. Octavo, with a frontispiece engraving by Charles Kerr. The outstanding second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes, in original publisher's boards, attractively respined. The decorative covers are blocked with wide black patterned border and floral tools at corners, title/author's name in gilt, tooled similarly on spine to style. Covers show a little edgewear, extremities of text block a little rubbed and worn, black endpapers neatly replaced. A used but inexpensive copy of a scarce book; a classic piece of crime fiction.

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        Wits and Beaux of Society, The

      London: J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. - The Wits and Beaux of SocietyA Spectacular Pair of Late-NineteenthCentury Cosway-Style BindingsExtra-Illustrated with Sixty-Eight Fine Engraved Portraits[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. WHARTON, Grace and Philip, pseudonym. The Wits and Beaux of Society New edition with a Preface by Justin Huntly McCarthy, And the original illustrations by H.K. Browne and James Godwin. London, J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. Two large octavo volumes (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 243 x 182 mm.). xxxii, 262, (2, blank); vi, 246 pp. Two frontispieces and 14 plates by H.K. Browns and James Godwin.Extra-illustrated by the insertion of sixty-eight fine engraved portraits including one hand-colored.Full late nineteenth century black crushed levant morocco, covers richly decorated in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, wide decoratively gilt tooled-turn-ins, gilt decorated maroon morocco doublures, all edges gilt, watered silk end-leaves. The first volume with an oval portrait miniature (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches) under glass, of William Wycherley, set into the front doublure and "Binding Specially Executed / Miniatures Painted on Ivory / After Celebrated Portraits / William Wycherley / After Painting by / Sir Peter Lely" stamped in gilt on front watered silk endleaf. The second volume with an oval portrait miniature (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches) under glass, of Talleyrand, set into the front doublure and "Binding Specially Executed / Miniatures Painted on Ivory / After Celebrated Portraits / Talleyrand / After Painting by Gerard". A very fine pair of Cosway-Style bindings.Each volume chemised in a light green cloth slipcase, lettered in gilt on spine.The Wits and Beaux:George Villiers (1592-1628), Count Grammont (1621-1707), Lord Rochester (1647-1680), Beau Fielding (1650-1712), William Congreve (1670-1729), Beau Nash (1674-1761), Philip - Duke of Wharton (1698-1731), Lord Hervey (1696-1743), Philip Dormer Stanhope (1694-1773), The Abbe Scarron (1610-1660), Francois Duc de la Rochefoucault (1613-1680), The Duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), Horace Walpole (1717-1797), George Selwyn (1719-1791), Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Beau Brummell (1778-1840), Theodore Edward Hook (1788-1841), Sydney Smith (1771-1845) & George Bubb Dodington - Lord Melborne (1691-1762)."When Grace and Philip Wharton found that they had pleased the world with their "Queens of Society," they very sensibly resolved to follow up their success with a companion work. Their first book had been all about women; the second book should be all about men. Accordingly they set to work selecting certain types that pleased them; they wrote a fresh collection of pleasant essays and presented the reading public with "Wits and Beaux of Society". The one book is as good as the other; there is not a pin to choose between them. There is the same bright easy, gossiping style, the same pleasing rapidity. There is nothing tedious, nothing dull anywhere. They do not profess to have anything to do with the graver processes of history -- these entertaining volumes; they seek rather to amuse than to instruct, and they fulfill their purpose excellently. There is instruction in them, but it comes in by the way; one is conscious of being entertained, and it is only after the entertainment is over that one finds that a fair amount of information has been thrown in to boot. The Whartons have but old tales to tell, but they tell them very well, and that is the first part of their business." (Preface).Katherine Thomson (1797&#150;1862) (née Byerley, also as Mrs A. T. Thomson, pseudonym Grace Wharton) was an English writer, known as a novelist and historian. She was the seventh daughter of Thomas Byerley of Etruria, Staffordshire, a nephew by marriage and sometime partner and manager of the pottery works of Josiah Wedgwood. She married, in 1820, the physician Anthony Todd Thomson, as his second wife. During their residence in London, for some of the time at Hinde St

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