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        A Thousand Miles On An Elephant In the Shan States

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1890, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, xxxvi + 484 pages plus 24 pages of ads. Index. Frequent black and white illustrations. Complete with all eight fold-out maps. Deals with the author's exploration-surveys in Siam and the Shan States, which were conducted to investigate the possibility of connecting India with Burmah, Siam, and China by rail at reasonable expense. Handsome colour and gilt illustration upon chocolate brown front board. Gilt lettering upon backstrip clearly legible. Above-average but not excessive general wear and soiling. Hinges taped. Usual internal library markings. Gift greetings atop half-title page. Only external library markings are gilt call letters upon backstrip. A worthy first edition copy of this fascinating work, Former Library Copy

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      Hamburg, Selbstverlag des Vereins, 1890 - Gebunden, Leinen mit Deckel, Frontispiz, 170 x 260mm., 730S., mit 22 meist gefalteten Tafeln und über 2500 Textabbildungen. Zur IX. Wandversammlung des Verbandes deutscher. Architekten - und Ingenieur - vereine in Hamburg vom 24. bis 28 August 1890. Guter Zustand. 777 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fixed Bayonets:

      London, William Clowes and Sons, Limited, , 1890. A Complete System of Fence for the British Magazine Rifle, explaining the Use of Point, Edges, and Butt, both in Offence and Defence; comprising a Glossary of English, French, and Italian Terms common to the Art of Fencing, with a Bibliographical List of Works affecting the Bayonet. Large octavo (243 × 169 mm) contemporary red hard-grained morocco, title gilt to spine, gilt panels to the boards, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 23 other plates. A little rubbed at the extremities, spine slightly scuffed, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, light browning, else very good. First edition. As a youth Hutton trained in the fence under Henry Angelo Jr., and after ten years in the Army became a "pupil and friend of McTurk, Angelo's successor at the school of arms in St James's Street [devoting] himself to the practice of modern fencing with foil, sabre, and bayonet, but chiefly to the study and revival of older systems and schools … In 1890 he published Fixed Bayonets, in which he insisted that a competently wielded bayonet should beat a good swordsman, but his views of bayonet fighting were regarded in the army as too theoretical for modern practical instruction. He retorted by deploring military reliance on Italian theories of swordsmanship to the exclusion of effective French practice." (ODNB) He was the first president of the Amateur Fencing Association, and promoted the beginning of national championships for men from 1898 and for women from 1907, the official historian of the AFA considering that; "The revival of interest in, and the development of, fencing in Great Britain during the first decade of this century were undoubtedly due chiefly to his enthusiasm and untiring work." A very nice copy of an uncommon work.

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        Personal narrative of travels to the Equinoctial regions of America : during the years 1799-1804 / by Alexander von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland. Written in French by Alexander von Humboldt. Translated and edited by Thomasina Ross ... (Truncated)

      London and New York : George Routledge and Sons, [n.d. ca. 1890?], 1890, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionFull Book Title: Personal narrative of travels to the Equinoctial regions of America : during the years 1799-1804 / by Alexander von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland. Written in French by Alexander von Humboldt. Translated and edited by Thomasina Ross [complete in 3 volumes]Very good copies bound in contemporary pebble-grained, 1/2 red leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles and tooling to spine, with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 3v. ; 19cm. Subjects: South America - Description and travel - Travel literature. South America - Natural history - Science - Geography - Scientific expeditions. Series: Sir John Lubbock's hundred books. Notes: This translation first published in 1852 in Bohn's Scientific Library. "Sir John Lubbock's hundred books" was first compiled in 1886 by Sir John Lubbock, a Liberal MP and scientist. Therefore, the publication date of this edition is generally understood to be some time in the early 1890s.

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        Escalier allant au St - Sépulchre.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 21,9 x 27,4 cm, on mount. Photograph no 848. KEYWORDS:palestine / jerusalem

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        Genova. Ponte Federico Guglielmo.

      Genova, A.Noack, ca. 1890, albumen print, 27,9 x 22 cm, photograph no. 8086. KEYWORDS:italy/genua.

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        Cuban Bull Fight Album

      Havana, Cuba: Carranza & Brothers, ca. 1890 - Vivid and colorful bullfighting scenes, featuring the various techniques of the matadors and others in the arena. No text, apart from the cover information, in English. A remarkable survival (BULLFIGHTING) Panels and covers each 5 x 7-1/2 inches. With 12 chromolithographed panels of bull fighting scenes, signed in the plate "J. Arios", hinged together accordion-style. Original printed cover, front hinge weak, some worming to lower inside corner away from images, and minor wear, but a very good copy of a scarce and fragile work [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Herbier des Prairies 19ème réalisé par Sylvain VACHERET - Ecole Pratique d'Agriculture - SAINT-REMY - HAUTE SAÖNE.

      Fin 19 ème. 1890 - Réalisation personnelle de cet herbier. 2 classeurs cartonnage demi-toile, format in-folio 46 x 30 cm, garnis de 280 chemises environ . Chaque chemise contient des plantes pour la plupart maintenues par des bandelettes collées, une étiquette écriture L'etat de l'ensemble est excellent . Cet herbier constitue un outil de connaissance de la flore des prairies de HAUTE SAÖNE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled (East Hampton Windmill)

      c. late 1890s. Near fine. Framed.. Vintage cyanotype of the East Hampton Windmill, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches.

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      Hachette, Paris, France, 1890, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Illustrated By: Dore, GustaveHoused in a Fair slipcase. All sides are fully intact, but there are a substantial number of chips out of the paper covering. Extremely heavy book. Text entirely in French. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 864 pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Previous owner's inscription on endpapers. Deckled edges (rough cut). Top edge gilt in good condition. 3/4 Leather covering with decorative pattern on the rest of the covers. In Very Good condition, with some bumping on the corners and spine caps. Illustrator: Dore, Gustave. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 6 pounds. Category: Fiction; Non-English Language::French; Inventory No: 001239.

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        WORKS OF HONORE DE BALZAC (40 vols, complete)

      Dent ND c1890, London - GOOD set. Worn spines, but still attractive. 5 raised ribs. Gilt author & title in 2 spine panels, gilt star burst in others. 8vo, about 300pp each. Edited by Saintsbury. Translated by Bell, Marriage, et al. Etchings by Smith, Symington, Boucher, et al. Frontis & plates on tissue guarded Japon vellum paper. Bright, clean set. Gilt top edges only lightly dust darkened. One vol, A WOMAN OF THIRTY, upper board detached, now repaired. About a third have spine problems: (1) spine end chips or tears, (2) gutter line tears at top or bottom or (3) a very few w hinges only holding by the cords or the inner hinge paper. Rest have very minor problems of the same sort. The only detached upper board was the result of dropping the book so avoiding furthur abuse should keep this set in nice shape. Binding of all quite tight, text & illus FINE. BUT few eps foxed. GOOD set. Half red morroco. TEG. Marbled boards & eps. #160/410. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
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      Venice, circa 1890. A catalog of 58 large albumen photographs of lace mounted to coated linen pages. The image size averages 9 x 8 inches ( 229 x 203 mm.), though there are 6 folding photographs, measuring 12 ½ x 10 inches ( 318 x 254 mm.). Folio, 13 ¼ x 9 ½ inches ( 337 x 241 mm.). Leather backed pebbled cloth with gilt text on cover; old repairs to spine and tips; light wear. Splendid examples of lace (merletti in Italian) in the form of bed and chair canopies, parasols, fans, tablecloths, bed coverings, trims, and accessories are illustrated in the catalog. Using large negatives and contact printing, the photographer presents the ornate lace segments in sharp and crisp detail. Most of the subjects are displayed flat against a dark background, though a few, such as a parasol and a fan, are shown as complete objects. The Testolini company was a large retailer of Italian textiles and lace in Venice during the late nineteenth century. Expanding into Venetian glass, in 1910 his firm absorbed the Compagnia Venezi - Murano (CVM). In 1920 Testolini merged with Pauly & Co., which is still in business.

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      - Paris, bibliothèque Charpentier, 1890 (1891 sur la page de titre), In-12 relié plein maroquin janséniste noir, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, date dorée en queue, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, (reliure de Blanchetière), 286 pages. Edition originale. Un des 25 exemplaires sur Hollande, seul papier. Exemplaire non rogné, grand de marges On a relié avec : Un conte autographe de Jean Richepin : Chanson illustrée : Les trois Las (12 pages) et un article d'Anatole France sur Richepin (3 pages pliées). Somptueux exemplaire en superbe état. Unique. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vercelli e Dintorni. Schizzi dal vero disegnati in litografia da Umberto Cavalli allievo dell'Istituto di Belle Arti di Vercelli (Sezione diurna di disegno industriale - Prof. E. Sassi).

      Lit. Gallardi & Ugo, 1890 ca., Vercelli, - Album in-4° oblungo (255x350mm) legato all'epoca in t. tela con filettatura perimetrale ai piatti con fregi accantonati a secco. Sguardie decorate. Un frontespizio litografico in tinta sanguigna con un putto che pone un serto sul busto del dedicatario dell'opera, l'architetto Edoardo Arborio Mella, con anfore, volumi, compassi, tavolozze, quadri adagiati ai piedi della statua; tutt'intorno, la campagna vercellese e, sullo sfondo, le guglie e le torri della città piemontese. 18 litografie a piena pagina e impresse al solo recto dei ff. di Umberto Cavalli, raffiguranti scorci di Vercelli e della campagna circostante ad essa con tipici esempi di architettura rurale. Piccoli restauri alle cuffie. Bell'esemplare. Unica edizione, di estrema rarità. Non registrato in SBN / ICCU.

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        Alexandre Hotel, Penang.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 27,5 x 21,3 cm. KEYWORDS:malaya / penang

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Nuevo Mapa de Espana y de sus Colonias indicando los caminos de hierro, carreteras rios y canalas & a. [ 1890 ]

      Gadola 1890 - Carte entoilée en couleurs rempliée sous chemise cartonnée, au format 112 x 72.5 cm Escala 1 : 160 000 ; Gadola n Ca. Editores, Paris, s.d., (circa 1890 - avec Puerto-Rico, les Philippines, Cuba, etc.) Très belle grande carte en couleurs de l'Espagne, encadrée de tous les blasons des différentes provinces espagnoles. Mapa illustrado con los 49 escudos de sus provincias. Bel exemplaire (désolidarisée de sa chemise, parfait état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fytche Square Rangoon.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 27,5 x 20,8 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:birma/rangoon.

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      William Blackwood And Sons, Edinburgh and London 1890 - First Edition, HC, VeryGood, Octavo, 484pp, Decorative embossed cloth boards with gilt stamping, gilt vignette, fold-out map frontispiece, illustrated with color fold-out maps, engravings & illustrations. Pages clean, small/light smudge mrk at title page, maps in excellent condition, edgewear, corners bumped/furred, light soiling to boards with small wrinkle to cloth at very tip of rt corner front board (with 3/4" damp mark spot at same tip of corner at front endpaper), some residue from adhesive of bookplate (since removed) or lib plate at front endpaper, small stamped number at front free endpaper (no lib markings), typical small chips to cloth crown/heel of spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War-Path and Bivouac

      Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago, IL 1890 - 460 pp., A very good copy. Restored using original boards and new spine with original title plate. All edges gilt. From the library of Carlos Montezuma, a Yavapai-Apache activist and a founding member of the Society of American Indians. Signed by Montezuma on the recto of frontispiece. Previous owner's name on ffep. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War-Path and Bivouac or The Conquest of the Sioux

      Donohue & Henneberry (1890), Chicago - An extremely clean, bright and pleasing copy. Original full blue cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. All edges marbled. Original patterned endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece of Custer's Last Stand and illustrated throughout with photographs of pertinent characters. Fold-out map of the Sioux Territory. This copy stands out due to the exceptional condition. Easily the nicest copy I have ever seen. "A narrative of stirring personal experiences and adventures in the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, and in the campaign on the British Border, in 1879." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Defense of Charleston Harbor, Including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent Islands 1863-1865

      Walter, Evans, and Cogswell Co., Charleston, SC 1890 - With original papers in appendix, full official reports, maps, and illustrations. Professionally repaired with original spine and covers. Contains ALL fold-out maps. In superb condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., Charleston, NC 1890 - Two page letter laid onto the front flyleaf to a Mr. Cunningham, dated April 23, 96, regarding the defense of Charleston and signed by Johnson. "An extensive and useful compilation that accomplishes effectively exactly what its title page claims for it." Harwell: In Tall Cotton 100. Dornbusch: Vol. III 2466. "A meritorious collection of data, with useful documents and maps." Nevins: Vol. I, pg 33. 276 pages with extensive appendix with original papers, full official reports, maps, index, and illustrations. All folded maps present. Light wear along leading edge of the last few pages, and along the folds of several maps. Professionally rebacked with new leather spine with lettering in gilt, with original cloth covered boards. New endpapers. A very good copy of this difficult book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Compteur kilometrique parisien, ou dictionnaire etymologique, historique et descriptif des rues et monuments de Paris. Avec methode nouvelle d'evaluation des distances, etc.

      Paris : G. Guerin 1890 - Subjects; Paris (France) -- Descriptions et voyages. Language; French. Description: 432 p., plan en coul. ; In-16. Folding color map. Advertisements to the front & rear. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 430 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dessin original de F.-A. CAZALS : 'Verlaine dormant au café Procope'

      1890 - Crayon sur papier, environ 14,5 x 8,8 cm. Non signé, daté 'Café Procope, 13 9bre 90'. Sous un très joli cadre moderne, avec dorure et arabesques. Dessin publié (pl. XII) dans 'Verlaine' de Francis Carco. 'À en croire certains de ses amis intimes, en particulier le chansonnier et dessinateur Cazals, le café était pour Verlaine au moins autant un lieu social qu'une occasion de boire. Il ne s'empressait pas, racontent-ils, de vider les consommations lesquelles venaient d'être servies. Au contraire l'absinthe versée à l'heure de l'apéritif restait longtemps dans le verre.' (A. Buisine 'Verlaine, histoire d'un corps', p. 90) Provenance : Giraud-Badin ; Vrain (Cat. Paul Verlaine, 1994, n°30) Réf. : Ruchon 'Verlaine, documents iconographiques', LXXVI et p. 236. Cazals F.A.

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        Pen and Ink Drawing Signed "F. Opper"

      [Circa 1890]. Approximately 9" x 7.5", the image area is 7" x 7.5". A little soiling, copy editor's marks in the margins, near fine. Almost certainly an illustration for a book or magazine. A hotel desk clerk remonstrates a bespeckled and top-hatted guest, while a small bell-hop looks on amused by the discomfort of the guest. .

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        Original ink and colored wash design for three-piece silver tea service

      New York, ca. 1890. Image 12 x 21 inches; matted and framed to 19 x 28 inches overall. . Framed and glazed . George R. Benda worked in New York at the end of the 19th century; he specialized in designs in silver, many for the noted firm of Black, Starr & Frost - Gorham, for whom he may have made this elegant rendering

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        Atlas of the City of Boston: Brighton, From Actual Surveys and Official Plans (Vol. 7, VII)

      G.W. Bromley & Co. 1890 - G.W. Bromley & Co., 1890 printing. Volume 7, Brighton. Elephant folio. 56 1/2cm long x 44cm wide. Rebound. Quarter bound in modern leather. Corners bound in modern leather. Clean and sound internally. 30 linen-backed double-page hand colored maps. The maps of 1800s Boston are to scale. Superior volume in excellent condition. See our pictures. Very heavy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertoire Chromatique. Solution raisonnee des problemes les plus usuels dans l'etude & l'emploi des couleurs.

      . Paris, Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1890, Floio, XII, 144, (6) pp., 289 full page color plates (numbered I, Ibis, II-XXVIII), and a transparent serpente with printed explanation, fine half leather with marbled boards.. First-Edition of the "Repertoire Chromatique. Solution raisonnee & pratique des problemes les plus usuels dans l'etude & l'emploi des couleurs. Vingt-Neuf Tableaux en Chromos representant 952 teintes differentes & definies groupees en plus de 600 gammes typiques". - - " .... system that can perhaps be described as the invention of the color chart." Kunihiko Sugiyama, Color Circles: Who invented color circles - - Charles Lacouture (1832-1908) " was a French botanist, Jesuit and professor of physical and natural sciences at the Ecole Saimt-Clement in Metz. While admiring the work of Michel-Eugene Chevreul (to whom the book is dedicated; see entry in chapter 4), he found it wanting in several respects and hoped to fill its gaps in his own color system. His goals were to improve on color nomenclature, established a theory from a number of fundamental facts, show typical color ranges in charts, and consider possible applications for the system. - - Lacouture's work is divided into four books and 29 colored tables. The tables are colored by chromolithography. Full colors are printed as solid surfaces, and whitened colors, as lines of different thickness on white paper. The gray scale and blackened colors are obtained by printing (or over-printing) lines of black ink at varying line width. Secondary and tertiary colors are obtained by over-printing one primary color with another at right angles or a primary color with curved lines. - - The charts in the book were printed with lines from 1/12 mm to /12 mm in width. The are best viewed from a certain distance to obtain mixture of the components. Lacouture wrote that his are the first color charts produced by this method and credits the chromolithographer M.G. Severeyns with the artistic work. - - While using a four-ink printing method, Lacouture's system is meant to be a system of color perceptions. The chromatic circle is derived from three primitive colors red R, yellow J, anbd blue B, located at the corners of an equilateral triangle. They are defined by wavelengths R = 700 nm; J = 580 nm, and B = 470 nm. The intermediate hues orange ( = 597 nm), green (VE = 526 nm), and violet (V = 400 nm) are placed on a second triangle, with always one intermediate hue interspaced, the whole system in form of a circle of flower petals , affording a general view of the hue arrangement (rose synoptique). Complementary colors as represented by the appropriate wavelengths are placed diametrically opposite in this figure. The six chromatic principal colors are toned with white (BL and black (N), .... - - Lacouture described the three primitives as equidistant, or equally estranged, from each other. He took all the other colors from which they derive; thus, "true green" is equally distant from the blue and yellow from which is derived. He defined tones as the degree of chromatic intensity of a given color. Nuances (hues in our termninolgy) describe the degree of chromatic parentage of a color. The gray scale has five grades between black and white. .... - - Lacouture viewed his color tables as representing color standards (types). For this purpose, he selected pigments resulting in colors free from any trace of the other two. Regarding tone, he stated that they must be absolutely pure (franc), not whitish, or grayish, or blackish. But he was aware that any three pigments represents only approximations of perfect primitives. .... - - Lacouture did not discover any new facts about color order. His book is a labor of love and that shows earnest striving for clarity of relationship and standardization. His figures represent a novel approach to the problem of economical atlas coloration..." Rolf G. Kuehn & Andreas Schwartz, Color Ordered : A Survey of Color Systems from Antiquity to the Present (2008), pp.187-189 - - see- : Ch. Lacouture, &quote;Repertoire Chromatique: Solution Raisonnee et Pratique des Problemes les Plus Usuels dans L'Etude et L'Emploi des Couleurs&quote;, Paris 1890; &quote;Color Documents: A Presentational Theory&quote;, organisiert von S. Wurmfeld, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York; Hope and Walsh ; Color compendium (1990) pp. 331; Wurmfeld, Color documents , 36

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        Wife and Child of Selawik River Chief; Kobuk River Eskimo Seen at Hotham Inlet, Alaska; And Indian Girl Seen at Hotham Inlet

      Alaska [circa 1890]. () Near fine. Three card mouted 19th century albumen photorgraphs of eskimo, from the Kotzebue Sound area of Northwestern Alaska. The images are mounted on black bevel mounts with grey backs (17.5 X 25 CM) with the images being 11 X 19.5 cm. The condititon of the photos is excellent with good rich tones and little fading. All are captioned as above in an old hand. Two of the images were taken on the deck of a ship with the third undetermined. Three very attractive images. We were unable to determine who the photographer is but the quality is so good that further research may yet results..

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        On Service

      Raphael Tuck & Sons (circa 1890), London Paris and New York - Original olive green cloth binding. Embossed title and cavalry officer on his horse.Author's name and dedication in gilt.Title on spine embossed in black.Page edges are all in gilt.Minor wear to the tips of the cover and top and bottom of the spine. Full color and black and white plates with tissue guards some of which are loose.Complemented with smaller black vignette drawings and narrative.The plates and drawings depict British soldiers in their various campaigns throughout the19th century.An outstanding classic military plate book. Circa 1890. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, Longmans, Green, And Co., 1890 - First edition, finely bound in a sumptuous full dark green leather binding, gilt borders on covers, AEG, gilt decorated spine, including golf figures, raised bands, frontispiece of St. Andrews with tissue guard, profusely illustrated throughout by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss ; the contents are quite clean and tight throughout with minor soiling to a couple of pages but no foxing. A few pages have brief underscoring in pencil or ink, one page has a small overlap piece to top corner, and there are notes on golf tips on the back of the last page (verso of p. 463 which is otherwise blank), aside from these minor imperfections a fine and handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trondhjem, Panorama in two parts.

      Bergen, ca. 1890, albumen print, 54,7 x 41,9 cm, photograph no. 351 & 352. KEYWORDS:norway/trondhjem.

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        Harbour with British Ships.

      ca. 1890, albumen print on mount, 24 x 18,2 cm. KEYWORDS:siam / bangkok / south east asia

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      Paris: Launette, 1890. No. 50 OF 50 COPIES ON JAPON, WITH ALL ETCHINGS IN THREE STATES, from a total edition of 1,100 copies n. Hardcover. 279 x 184 mm (11 x 7 1/4"). viii, 190 pp. No. 50 OF 50 COPIES ON JAPON, WITH ALL ETCHINGS IN THREE STATES, from a total edition of 1,100 copies. HANDSOME BLUE-GRAY CRUSHED MOROCCO BY MARIUS MICHEL (stamp-signed on front doublure), cover with gilt French fillet border, raised bands, spine elegantly gilt in compartments with inlaid black morocco lily at center and fleuron cornerpieces, gilt titling, CITRON MOROCCO DOUBLURES framed by multiple gilt rules and each doublure with a dozen inlaid blue or black morocco lilies at corners, blue silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt. With a total of 126 etchings by Champollion after Raphael Collin, (39 of these consisting of a frontispiece and 12 full-page plates, all in three states, and 87 being 29 text vignettes, each in three states). A Large Paper Copy. Half title printed in gold; prospectus bound in at rear. Vicaire V, 392; "Bibliothèque Henri Petiet" VIII, 150 (this copy). Spine faintly sunned, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY with only the most trivial of imperfections, the text and plates entirely clean, fresh, and bright, and the binding lustrous and unworn. This is a deluxe edition of Longus' pastoral romance, offered here in outstanding condition and in a handsome binding produced by the most famous name in French binders of the period. Working at first by himself and then later with his son, Jean Marius Michel (also called Marius Michel the elder, 1821-90) produced distinguished work in the prevailing historical style for two decades, beginning in Paris in 1849, and he published important books on the history of binding as well. The firm came to even greater prominence when the son, Henri François Marius Michel (1846-1923) began producing bindings in a the completely new and original "Flore Ornamentale" style. The present binding is in the classical mode of Marius Michel the elder and perhaps by him, although, given the date of publication, he would have had to do this binding in the final year of his life. Whoever performed the work, it is characterized, like other bindings from the firm, by a remarkable elegance of design as well as the highest level of technical execution. Our volume is typical of the books collected by French art dealer and bibliophile Henri Petiet (1894-1980). An early champion of Picasso and Matisse, Petiet was much influenced by the great collector Henri Beraldi (1845-1931), and displayed the same taste and discrimination in his purchases. He was especially fond of luxuriously produced limited-run works like this one in signed bindings by all the great artisans of the period--Bozerian, Canape, Carayon, Cretté, Cuzin, Kieffer, Legrain, Maylander, Noulhac, Simier, Thouvenin, Trautz-Bauzonnet, and (as here) Marius Michel.

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        Lepidoptera Indica.

      London, L. Reeve & Co., 1890-1913. 10 volumes. 4to (275 x 215mm). pp. xii, 317; vii, 274; viii, 254; viii, 260; viii, 248; viii, 240; x, 286; ix, 293; viii, 278; x, 364, with 837 lithographed plates of which 836 beautifully hand-coloured. Publisher's red gilt pictorial cloth, top edges gilt. Very fine copy of this scarce work on the butterflies of India. It embodies the results of twenty-five years continuous study and research of the subject by the authors. The work contains full descriptions of the families, genera and species, their life histories, structure, variety of form, habitats, and geographical distribution. The plates are by J.N. Fitch, E.C. Knight and F.C. Moore and contain 5000 figures depicting over 1600 species. "Moore entered the doors of entomology by way of his artistic abilities. Dr. T. Horsfield (1777-1859), long associated with the East India Museum, required someone capable of doing natural history drawings, and, through an introduction, Frederic Moore obtained the post. Thus began a lifetime association with the Indian Lepidoptera. 'Lepidoptera Indica' was the last of the great works that flowed from his pen; at the time of his death six volumes had been published... after Moore's death the remaining volumes were completed by C. Swinhoe (1836-1923). Swinhoe had worked closely with Moore and was an expert lepidopterologist. Like Moore, most of his collecting had been done in India and adjacent territories, and he was well qualified to continue this great work"(P. Gibert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 78).//In the 'Bibliographia Lepidopterologica' by W. Junk published in 1913, the work of Moore and Swinhoe is the most expensive work offered in the catalogue priced at M. 1500. It is followed by Hübner's 'Sammlung Europäischer Schmetterlinge' priced at M. 1200. The last copy we have sold of this book is 17 years ago and was priced fl. 60.000 (about 28.000 Euros).//Provenance: Signature of Mr. Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover, Japanese stamp of his name on title-pages.//Nissen ZBI, 2879.

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        Der Sechste Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Breslau 1889

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1890 - [viii ad]+287+[i ad] pages with frontispiece, tables and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in leather with wrappers bound in. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5229) First edition. The German Chess congress held in Breslau in 1889 was significant for two reasons. Dr. Tarrasch out distanced all his rivals in the "Master Tournament" with 13 and Emanuel Lasker won the "Master Candidates Tournament" propelling them both into the international limelight. Amos Burn captured second in the "Master Tournament" with a score of 11 1/2, J Metger was third with 10 1/2. Condition: Rebound with original wrappers bound in else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Benjamin Disraeli (London 21. 12. 1804 - 19. 04. 1881 Mayfair). Lord Beaconsfield. Premierminister unter Queen Victoria, geschätzter Romancier seiner Zeit, "Disraeli". Ganzporträt stehend mit Hut und Fliege,.

      . Aquarell v. SEM (Georges Goursat), um 1890, 19 x 11 (H) - 25,7 x 17,7 cm (Blattgr.). Köstliche Karikatur aus der Reihe SEM's Pantheon. - Georges Goursat ( Perigueux 1863 - 1934 Paris) war Herausgeber diverser Alben, Illustrator und Mitarbeiter an vielen Zeitschriften der Zeit. Lit. u.a.: Vollmer, Bd.4. - Rechts unten signiert : SEM. Alt auf ein Untersatzkarton montiert und sehr gut erhalten.

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        Albumen photographs of a rabbit shooting party c. 1890.

      Australia: 1890 - Nine photographs approx. 6 1/4 x 4 3/8" mounted on slightly larger stiff card. The views show a group of men obviously enjoying their day out in the bush. The location is unknown, but there is a rather large lake, and the town has a goodly collection of stone buildings, approximately sixteen properties, with some two story homes and a couple of elongated buildings. There is an affectionate view of the shooting party, four men reclining on the ground next to their tent with their border terrier (?), smoking and smiling, a skiff on a lake behind them; the town view with a main street; a bush scene with a lake and a fellow standing beside his tent; a view of gum trees, with a seated man taking aim, a border collie & a lake behind him; a detailed view of the tent, with two shotguns perched in front; two bush scenes and two beside the rather large lake. A bit of light scattered foxing otherwise quite bright.

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        Actes du Congrès Pénitentiaire International de Saint-Pétersbourg,1890 et de Budapest, septembre 1905.Volume I : Procès-verbaux des séances. Volume II : Rapports sur les questions du programme de la section pénal. Volume III en 2 tomes : Rapports sur les questions du programme de la section des questions pénitentiaires. Volume IV en 2 tomes : Rapports sur les questions du programme de la IIIe section. Moyens préventifs. Progrès réalisés dans le domaine pénal et pénitentiaire depuis le congrès de Bruxelles. Rapports sur les questions du programme de la section des moyens préventifs et aperçu de l?activité de l?administration générale des prisons en Russie, 1879 - 1889. Volume V en 2 tomes : Rapports sur les questions relatives aux enfants et

      Bureau de la Commission d?Organisation du Congrès - Bureau de la Commission Pénitentiaire Internationale 1890 1892 1906 1907, Saint-Pétersbourg - Budapest - Berne, - LXIV - VIII - V - V - V - IV - VIII - IV (préface) + 5612pages, Cachet de bibliothèque. Plats papier marbré. Titre doré au dos. Bel exemplaire.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Johann Orth").

      Birstein, 20. II. 1890. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Das an Johann Weissenböck, den Verwalter von Schloß Orth bei Gmunden, gerichtete Schreiben schließt direkt an Orths Brief vom 1. II. 1890 an, in welchem er Weissenböck befohlen hatte bestimmte persönliche Objekte nach London zu senden die als Fracht für den später spurlos verschwundenen Dreimaster "Saint Margareth" bestimmt waren. "Danke recht sehr für Ihre Briefe vom 26/I, 1/II und 13/II sowie für die mit dem Letzteren angesagte Sendung. Ich anerkenne sehr die Ordentlichkeit und Gewissenhaftigkeit, womit sie alle bestellten Gegenstände verpackt und ausgewiesen haben. Nur bezüglich des Bettzeugs haben Sie mich nicht recht verstanden. Ich schrieb nämlich nur mein Bettzeug u. meinte damit jenes meines Bettes in Schloß Orth. Sie aber schreiben mir, Sie hätten sich nicht getraut von meinem Bette den Polster zu nehmen. Ich ersehe daraus daß Sie überhaupt nicht mein Bettzeug, wie befohlen, sondern jenes von Linz geschickt haben. Nun aber sind - wie Sie wissen müssen - die Sachen aus Linz für die neuen Mietwohnungen bestimmt und war es ganz unrichtig meiner Weisung nicht zu entsprechen. Mein Bett, nämlich jenes in welchem ich in Schloß Orth geschlafen habe, soll jetzt leer bleiben. Sie werden mein Bettzeug, bei dem eben der Polster vorhanden ist, an die gleiche Adresse jedoch Eilgut schicken; dagegen werde ich das irrthümlich gesendete Linzer Bettzeug nach Gmunden zurücksenden. Da aus solchen Mißverständnissen große Auslagen hervorgehen, erwarte ich daß Sie in künftigen Fällen bei entstehenden Zweifel sich vorher anfragen, nöthigenfalls telegraphisch [.]". - Stärker angestaubt und fleckig und mit kleinen Einrissen in den Faltungen; Bl. 1 recto links oben mit rotem Farbstift numeriert "6".

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        Mémoires de la Société nationale des Antiquaires de France. Du tome 51 (6e série, tome 1) au tome 74 (8e série, tome 4) [sauf 56 et 61]. Et : Bulletin de la société des Antiquaires de France. De 1891 à 1901, puis 1904 et 1910.

      1890 - Livre d'occasion 35 vol. in-8 demi-toile bordeaux époque, titre doré aux dos, ensemble homogène. Ensemble de 22 tomes des Mémoires et de 13 années du Bulletin. Condition : Dos passé, erreurs de dates au dos de certains vol. mais bonne condition. 25000g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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