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        Charles Kingsley's Works: Set of 11 Eversley Edition HB's: Alton Locke Tailor and Poet I. & II., Hypatia I. & II., Poems I. & II., Two Years Ago I. & II., Westward Ho I. & II. and Yeast

      London: Macmillan & Co - Fine set of 11 HB volumes, published between 1890 and 1902. Bound in half tan calf with tan cloth sides, top edges gilt and with 5 raised bands, gilt title and gilt date to spines. Each has cream marble endpapers and no inscriptions with all pages clean and tight. A superb set that would make a welcome addition to any collection or an ideal gift. Each book sized: 12.5 x 18cm. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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      FONT>7.5 by 10.5, 12 plates, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Twelve wonderful mounted photographs of the city of Rouen. Including a general view of the Cote Sainte-Catherine, images of landmarks and monuments, churches, palaces and bridges. Rouen, in northern France on the River Seine, is the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) region and the historic capital city of Normandy. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe[citation needed], it was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries. It was here that Joan of Arc was burnt in 1431. Condition: In a decorative half morocco binding. Externally sound, although rubbed with some marks, and slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with light scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The First Crossing of Greenland

      London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1890, 1st English Translation. (Hardcover) xxii,510;x,509pp. + 24pp. catalog (dated september 1890pp. Very good. Two volumes octavo rebacked with original spine and recased using contempory matching green endpapers. 12 plates (including frontispieces in each volume), woodcut illustrations in text and 5 folding coloured maps. Light foxing to first few pages. Boards have minor wear to corners and are a bit bumped. Publishers presentation set with blind stamp on top of title page. AB 11985. Translation of Nansen's 'Paa ski over Gronland' with an added preface, a chapter on 'The Eskimo of Greenland,' index and tables of illustrations. Preface by J. Scott Keltie. Translated by Hubert Majendie Gepp..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Japanese photograph album covered with silk flowers, with 50 albumen colored photographs circa 1890 / Ancien album photo japonais, avec 50 photos couleurs en tirage albuminé, vers 1890

      1890 - Album cartonné d'origine au premier plat à décor de soie, contenant 50 photographies anciennes en tirage albuminé en couleurs, photos au format 210 x 280 mm montés recto-verso sur feuillets à onglets / 50 handcoloured vintage albumen photographs of views and portraits, 210 x 280 mm, circa 1890, mounted recto-verso on album leaves, in its original album (silk on first plate), size : 275 x 375 mm. Among the 50 photographs, we can read the following description (sic) : washer women / silk butterfly / Miko, or perfomers in a temple dancing at Nara / farmers / tea / rice / nurses / resting place / cooling vessel / mukojima tokio / girl's festival (testival) for dolls / mukojima / suwa temple nagasaki / takaboko (pappenberg) nagasaki / stable iyeyasu temple / asakusa tower / temple nagasaki / gate of chionin / general view of Maruyama / bridge at nishi-otani kioto / general view of sosui kioto / park of nara / fischery / bell of asakusa / red lacquer sacred bridge at nikko / yomeimon gate nikko / sanjinko at nikko / torri at nikko / nagasaki harbour / ohato nagasaki / osuwa park nagasaki / view of moji / fudo at negishi yokohama / general view yokohama / club hotel yokohama / festival lanterns yokohama / honmura street yokohama Bel album japonais ancien (vers 1890), typique des albums vendus aux étrangers dans les ports japonais à la fin du XIXe siècle. On notera de belles vues du port de Nagasaki et une belle photo d'un groupe de saltimbanque (album très lég. frotté, une déchirure à une photo sans manque, une petite griffure sur 2 photos, bel état par ailleurs). / Beautiful old Japanese album (circa 1890), typical of albums sold to foreigners in Japanese ports by the end of the nineteenth century. Note the beautiful views of nagasaki harbour, and a beautiful picture of a group of acrobats ("Kyokugeishi / Akurobatto"). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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      Imp. |& Lib. de Vazquez Cores |& Dornaleche y Reyes 1890 - - Imp. & Lib. de Vazquez Cores & Dornaleche y Reyes, Montevideo 1890, 14x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi basane marron à coins, dos éclairci à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, doubles encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, en espagnol, à Gabriel Hanotaux. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Walter Sherwood's Probation, A Story of Euclid College, as printed in The Argosy [Magazine].

      Frank A. Munsey and Company. New York 1890 - First Edition. Complete run of 14 separate issues, #409 through #422, October 4, 1890 through January 3, 1891. Original printed and illustrated wrappers. Extremely scarce serialized printing and true first appearance of Alger's young adult adventure novel published in The Argosy. Not published book form until 1897 by Henry T. Coates and Co. A Very Good to Near Fine attractive collection, with most issues in clean and crisp condition, some soiling at edges, #417 front wrapper with considerable soiling, #415 lacking wrappers, #411 with top corner of front wrapper with tanning. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Anthropologische Studien aus Insulinde.

      J.Müller, Amsterdam, 1890. - EA. Veröffentlicht durch die Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Amsterdam, Natuurk. Verh. der Koninkl. Akademie. Deel XXVIII. Mit 4, teils gefalteten, Tafeln sowie sehr zahlreichen Mess-Tabellen. OBr., unaufgeschnitten. 149 S.,Tafelteil, XVIII-Doppelseiten Mess-Tabellen. Gr. 4°. Einband und Rücken mit kleineren Ein- und Ausrissen, Rücken an zwei stellen gebrochen; ansonsten sehr gut erhalten, sauber und vollständig. Ein frühes und äußerst seltenes Werk des späteren Professors, Hofrats und Direktors des Frankfurter Völkerkundmuseums. Etliche weitere ethnologisch-anthropologische Veröffentlichungen von großer Bedeutung sollten folgen, z.B. über die Orang-Kubu auf Sumatra oder über die Papuas sowie großformatige Fototafelbände über ostasiatische und melanesische Völker.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        The Poetical Works of Wordsworth

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound poetical anthology from prolific poet, William Wordsworth. Part of the Lansdowne Poets collection. With memoir and explanatory notes throughout. Illustrated throughout, featuring a frontispiece of Wordsworth, with facsimile of his signature. Condition: Rebound in a tree calf binding with gilt design to the spine. Externally, boards are smart, with light wear to extremities and spine. Front joint is starting. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout. Aside from very light off-setting to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        First Crossing of Greenland. 1st ed, rebound in half leather

      Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1890, - NANSEN, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland ; translated from the Norwegian by Hubert Majendi Gepp ; [introduction by J. Scott Keltie] ; with Maps and Numerous Illustrations. In Two Volumes. L.: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890. First Edition. Pp. [4],(i)-xxii,(1)-510,[6], frontis., + 6 p. of plates and 2 folding maps ; [4],(i)-x,(1)-509,3],(1)-24 of ads,[4], frontis., + 4 p. of plates and 2 p. of folding maps. Illustrated with woodcuts to the text. 8vo, rebound in half green leather with marbled boards and gilt lettered maroon leather title block to spine, t.e.silver. Arctic Bibliography no. 11,985 (v.2, p. 1781). Contents: Vol. 1: 1. Introduction, 2. The Equipment, 3. 'Ski' and 'Skilöbning', 4. The Voyage to Iceland, 5. Cruising in the Ice, 6. The Bladder-Nose Seal and Its Capture, 7. Life on the Jason, 8. Attempt to Land -- Drifting in the Ice, 9. Still Drifting, 10. The Ice-Belt of the East Coast of Greenland, and some Account of Previous Attempts to Penetrate It, 11. The East Coast of Greenland, 12. The East Coast -- An Eskimo Encampment, 13. The East Coast -- Another Stage Northwards, 14. The East Coast -- Further Dealings with the Eskimo, 15. Our Last Encampment on the East Coast, 16. Previous Attempts at Exploration of the 'Inland Ice'. Vol. 2: 17. Our Start for the West Coast -- The Ascent of the Ice, 18. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- We Change Our Course for Godthaab -- Some Features of the Climate and Snow, 19. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- A Storm in the Interior -- Our Domestic Life, 20. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- The First Sight of Land and First Drink of Water, 21. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- The descent to Ameralikfjord, 22. Our Voyage, and Arrival at Godthaab, 23. Waiting in Ameralikfjord, 24. An Eskimo Narrative, 25. Winter-Quarters at Godthaab, 26. The Eskimo of Greenland, 27. A Shooting Trip to Ameralikfjord, 28. First Lessons in the Kayak, 29. Christmas at Godthaab, 30. Sardlok and Kangek -- Notes from My Diary, 31. Further Attempts on the 'Inland Ice' -- The Ship! The Ship! -- The Voyage Home. One map (facing page 1 of volume 1) missing, though there are no tangible sigsn of it having been removed, else vg. In excellent condition internally. For the set. 1,500.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana fondato da G. Chierici, L. Pigorini e P. Strobel.

      Luigi Battei, 1890 - 1908, Parma, - 18 annate in 14 voll. in-8° (238x167mm) di questo importante periodici ottocentesco di paleoetnologia. La nostra raccolta comprende tutto il pubblicato dall'annata 1890 (Serie II, tomo VI, anno XVI) all'annata 1908 (serie IV, tomo IV, anno XXXIV), con la sola assenza dell'annata del 1907. Le annate sono rilegate all'epoca in m. percallina e angoli con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati; ogni annata presenta varie centinaia di pp. Complessive 197 tavv. f.t., incise prevalentemente in fototipia o in litografia, anche su doppia pag. o ripiegate. L'iconografia ha speciale importanza in quanto spesso riproduce per la prima volta reperti archeologici di età preistorica rinvenuti in quegli anni, soprattutto nell'àmbito regionale emiliano-romagnolo. Fioriture consuete, un piccolo strappo di alcuni mm. al centro del foglio del titolo della prima annata. Aloni ad alcune delle tavv. dell'annata 1895. Ottimo stato complessivo. Il periodico, fra i più rigorosi nel panorama internazionale nell'àmbito dell'archeologia preistorica, venne fondato da Gaetano Chierici, Luigi Pigorini e Pellegrino Strobel nel 1875 e venne pubblicato senza interruzioni sino al 1940. Fra i collaboratori del periodico per le presenti annate: P. Castelfranco, A. Issel, P. Orsi, G. A. Colini, G. Ghirardini, R. Paribeni, G. Patroni. Indici dei contributi e delle tavole ad ogni annata.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Large Photographic View of Bas-reliefs of the Temple in Karnak].

      1890 - Ca. 1890. Unmounted albumen print ca. 26x36 cm (10 ¼ x 14 ¼ in). Signed in negative "A. Beato" on the lower margin. Slightly faded, but overall still very good tonal range. Recently matted, a very good photograph. Rare unmounted albumen print, preserved in very good condition."Established first in Cairo in 1862, at the Rue du Muski, and from 1870 on in Luxor, Antoine Beato was one of Egypt's most prolific photographers. His photographs appear in most of the composite travel albums of the period through the turn of the century and cover all aspects of Egypt: landscapes, architecture, ethnographic images, and genre scenes" (Perez, N. Focus East: Early photography in the Near East, 1839-1885. New York-Jerusalem, 1988, p. 131).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Luxor. Vue de temple.

      Luxor, A.Beato, ca.1890, albumen print, 35,8 x 25,4 cm, rubberstamp signed, titled and numbered: 567 in pencil by Antonio Beato. Picture shown is part of the image. KEYWORDS:egypt / luxor

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      ca. 1890, albumen print, 41 x 20 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:new york / united states

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      [n.p. n.d.]., 1890. 8" x 6" photograph. Huffman studio stamp on back of photograph, and image appears in several books, most notably on page 177 BEFORE BARBED WIRE by Mark H. Brown and W.R. Felton, and page 218 of Larry Len Peterson's book L. A. HUFFMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE AMERICAN WEST. Image depicts a sleeping man in his bedroll surrounded by his saddle, spurs, revolver, hat, saddle, saddle blanket, etc. and a horse hobbled in the immediate background, with a group of horses in the distant background. Fine copy.

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        Suicidio del ex-Presidente de Chile Señor Don José Manuel Balmaceda en la Legacion Argentina, en Santiago de Chile el dia 19 de Setiembre de 1891.

      Papelería Artística ca. 1890s, Buenos Aires - 1 sheet 60 x 40 cm. Broadside. Central engraved portrait of Balmaceda surrounded by text, lower third a black bordered engraving of the death scene. Text includes a reprint of the first article on his death on September 20 from 'La Prensa' and Balmaceda's letter, written just prior to his death, to José E. Uriburu. José Manuel Emiliano Balmaceda Fernández (1840-1891) was the eleventh President of Chile, whose increasing difficulties with the Congress led to his ruling by decree which resulted in the Civil War of 1891. Having lost to the Junta and congressional forces, and with the homes of his supported looted and his officers murdered, in August Balmaceda took refuge in the Argentine legation, and committed suicide the day after his term of office had expired, leaving behind his written political testament. OCLC locates only a single copy at the BN Chile (55334047). Not in COPAC or any European or other Latin American Libraries. A very good copy, marginal tears at edges, top edge with a repaired tears and one crease; matted to style. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catéchisme De Saint-Sulpice

      - Catéchisme de St-Sulpice, transcrit par Justine Douillard, enfant libre: six volumes entièrement manuscrits. Ecrit à la plume, en catactères italiques, scriptes et gothique, à l'encre noire, bleue, rouge et même dorée, ce catéchisme a été rédigé sur des cahiers qui ont par la suite été reliés. Environ 3000 pages au total, sans tache ni rature, parfois rehaussées de photographies et d'images pieuses, mais surtout par six magnifiques aquarelles aux couleurs très fraîches. Ces six reliures à cinq nerfs, au dos orné des initiales de la jeune catéchiste, sont dorées à l'or fin sur la tranche supérieure. Copié au séminaire de Saint-Sulpice à Paris, au temps où l'abbé Marie-Dominique Sire, le premier prosélyte du dogme de l'Immaculé Conception, en était le directeur. Ces volumes sont titrés: Persevérance Du Sacré-Coeur -Morale (1890-1891): Instructions de l'abbé Laparra, Fournier, Aubrun, Lemoine, etc. Persévérance des Allemands -Conférences de l'Histoire de l'Eglise par M. Champly, Arthaud, Clément et Huot (commencé le 13/11/1892); Persévérance des Allemands -Moyens de sanctification (1891-1892); Persévérance des Allemands -Culte (1892-1893): conférences de Clément, Arnauld, Sauvage, etc. Persévérance des Allemands -Culte (1892-1893), instructions faites par Mm. Clément, Sauvage, etc. Persévérance des Allemands -Dogme (1893-1894): instructions de Mm. Esnault, Delerue, Prandi. Persévérance des Allemands -Dogme (1894-1895): instructions de Mm. Esnault, Desreumaur, Marie-Cardi,e, etc. Poids total: 8830 grammes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie L'Ivre Livre]
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        Der Sechste Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Breslau 1889

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1890 [viii ad]+287+[i ad] pages with frontispiece, tables and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") issued in wrappers. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5229) 1st 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 laid on front and back, corners bumped else a very good copy.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in Italian, with translation/transcription, 4 pages on one 8vo sheet of Regina-Palast-Hotel, Maximiliansplatz, Munchen illustrated stationery, August 20, 1921. Signed, "Your Muckilini."

      Signed, "Your Muckilini," Puccini composes a love letter to Rose Ader (1890-1955), Austrian light soprano and mistress of Puccini. Although a letter to his love, the great passion of his final days, it is not as much a love letter as a description of a devious ploy to arrange for them to be with one another in his home at Viarregio. He explains to her that she needs to write him a letter, preferably in "bad Italian," to say she is coming to Viarrego, but to say it in a way that should his wife open the letter, she would have no idea of their secret love. He tells her to say, "I do not know, dear Maestro, if you remember me... I am your Suor Angelica of Hamburg. I hope to have your protection in singing and studying in Italy. I have a great desire to learn your beautiful language...." He suggests that by writing this way, "there may be less reason for mystery and perhaps fewer sorrows for them." Puccini met Rose Ader in February of 1921 when she premiered in the role of Angelina in the Hamburg production of Puccini's Suor Angelina, the second opera of the trio of operas Puccini wrote called "Il Trittico." At the time she was only 31 years old. Their love affair, though possibly largely or even wholly platonic, began in the spring of 1921 after exchanging photographs. Their affair lasted most likely until the end of Puccini's life. At the time of this letter, Puccini was working on his opera "Turandot" which did not premier until after his death. While only one love letter from Puccini to Rose Ader is known to have been published (see Julian Budden's "Puccini: His Life and Works" which states that only a May 1921 letter had been published to date), several others, mostly from 1921, are known to exist. A few of them are signed, "Your Muckilini" or "Your Giacomuckilissimo," clearly endearing terms. Puccini also mentions seeing the opera, "Joseph," which he thought was "a fine spectacle, but poor music." He comments, "Strauss not very beautiful." "Joseph" (also known as "Joseph of Egypt") is an opera by the French composer Etienne Mehul, first performed in 1807. A new version of it by Richard Strauss was given at The Dresden State Opera in November of 1920. This is, no doubt, the performance that Puccini saw. In Josmar Lopes' March 18, 2014 review of the "Team of Operative Rivals... at the Met," [see] he writes, "Yes, they were rivals. Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss... Or so the accepted wisdom goes. But even as such, they were not openly antagonistic toward one another... Though separated by language, culture and country, the two composers were more alike than either cared to admit... They enjoyed playing cards together, at least according to William Berger, author of Puccini Without Excuses, but 'pointedly avoided discussing music theory,' a wise course indeed." He also reports having had a row with Schnabl, but who is now behaving properly. Count Riccardo Schnabl Rossi (1872? - 1955) was a long time friend of Puccini who he had known since 1899. He promoted Puccini's operas throughout Germany, Austrian and Italy. He coached Rose Ader in the title role of Suor Angelina for her Hamburg performance in 1921. Schnabl was also known to have been Puccini's confidant in covering for Puccini with many of his mistresses [see Michele Girardi's "Puccini: His International Art," page 436]. A fine letter revealing intimacies and intricacies of the great composer's life.

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        Wild Animal Stories A Panorama Picture Book

      Ernest Nister and E P Dutton 1890 - Glazed pictorial hardboards with red and green lettering and a green cloth spine. A Nister pop-up book. Printed in Bavaria, no. 867. Intro by G. Manville Fenn. Six full page chromolitho pop-ups and black and white vignettes. Slight rubbing to boards and all pop-ups fully working and intact. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1160g. (YBP Ref: 17870/2 15) Size: 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Società italiana per le strade ferrate del Mediterraneo: Servizio delle costruzioni: Linea Avellino - Rocchetta Melfi: Tronco S. Angelo - Conza: Tratta tra le progressive 68020,00 e 76518,03: Tipi di esecuzione.

      1890 - Contiene le seguenti planimetrie: (1) 3a tratta fra le prog. 66600 e 69700: Profilo longitudinale: 150x31 cm; (2) 3a tratta: Planimetra generale: 150x31 cm; (3) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 350 al N. 400: Scala 1:200: 31x82 cm; (4) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 491 al N. 450: Scala 1:200: 31x82 cm; (5) Sezioni trasversali dal N. 451 al N. 468: Scala 1:200: 31x83 cm; (6) Muro di sottoscarpa fra le prog. 67147.00-67231.00: Tombino della luce di m. 1,00 alla progr. 67213,00: Cartella N. 7: Variante: 248x31 cm; (7) Variante fra le prog. 67130-67606: Tombino di luce m 1,00 progr. 67352,22: 83x31 cm; (8) Sottopassaggio di luce m. 2,00 prog.e 67447,59: 100x31 cm; (9) Tombino di luce m. 0,80 alla prog.a 67559,59: Passo a Livello alla progressiva 67573,59: Casello semplice alla progres.a 67578,59: 126x31 cm; (10) Tombino della luce di m 1,00 alla 67336,00: 82x31 cm; (11) Tombino di luce m. 0,80 alla prog.a 67555,00: Passo a Livello alla progressiva 67569,00: Casello semplice alla progres.a 67574,00: 126x31 cm; (12) Sottopassaggio di luce m. 3,00 alla prog.a 68008,00: 82x31 cm; (13) Ponte di luce m. 8,00 sul torrente Secalizza alla prog.a 68289,40: 104x31 cm; (14) Tombino di luce m. 1,00 alla prog.a 68580,60: 96x31 cm; (15) Casello alla prog. 68763,40: 62x31 cm; (16) Muro di rivestimento tra le progr. 69392,00 e 69817,00: 230x31 cm; (17) Tombino di luce m. 0,60 alla prog. 69283,00: 90x31 cm; (18) Ponte a travata metallica di luce m.ri 30,0 sui Torrenti S. Angelo e Boccanova alla 69546: 138x31 cm; (19) Tombino di luce m. 0,80 alla prog.a 69680,00: 83x31 cm; (20) Sezioni normali della strada: 61x31 cm; (21) Coronamenti delle opere d’arte speciali: Scala 1:20: 104x31 cm; (22) Coronamenti delle opere d’arte: 82x31 cm; (23) Tipo dei parapetti in ferro: 91x31 cm; (24) Casa cantoniera: 268x31 cm; (25) Casello: 167x31 cm (mancante dell’ultima parte); (26) Forno isolato: 151x31 cm; (27) Cesso isolato: 63x31 cm; (28) Pozzo: 62x31 cm; (29) Corografia: Scala 1:100.000: 86x40 cm (a colori); (30) Travata metallica sul Torrente S. Angelo - Boccanova: 46x38 cm: disegno a matita su carta telata; (31) Tombino di luce 0,50 alla progr. 69163,76: 59x30 cm; (32) Tipo di cippi: 79x31 cm; (33) Muro di contenimento nella trincea fra le progr.e 67880-67950: Scala da 1 a 50: 25x25 m: disegno a china su carta telata datato 1894; (34) Galleria della stretta di Lioni: Imbocco-Rocchetta progr.a 67009,70: 170x31 cm; (35) Sagoma delle gallerie: 164x31 cm; (36) Disegno di ponte con varie sezioni: 67x30 cm: disegno a china su carta telata; (37) Tipo di paraghiaia: 63x31 cm; (38) Profilo d’avanzamento dei lavori: 210x30 cm: con l’aggiunta di diversi colori a mano; (39) Manufatti normali in muratura fino a m.i 10,00 di luce: 185x30 cm; (40) Tombino di luce m.i 1,00 alla 69364,07: 51x33 cm; (41) Tipo dei parapetti in ferro: 82x31 cm; (42) Profilo d’avanzamento dei lavori: 51x31 cm: con l’aggiunta di colori a mano; (43) Forno a calce: costruito nel Fondo Toni: (scala 1:50): 33x44 cm: disegno a china e colore su carta telata; (44) Tratta: Ponte a travi metal. a 2 campate prog. 71698,00: 203x31 cm; (45) Profilo longitudinale fra le prog.e 66600 e 69700: 3° Riparto: 186x31 cm; (46) Tipo dei cippi: 62x31 cm; (47) Sottopassaggio di luce m.i 3,00 prog.a 68008,00: 43x31 cm; (48) Sagoma del massimo carico: 42x62 cm; (49) Schizzo d’una passerella alla prog.a 35763,60: 34x52 cm: disegno a matita su carta telata; (50) Tombino di luce m.i 0,80 alla prog.a 69137,51: 63x31 cm; (51) Ponticello di luce m.i 6,00 alla 67080,00: 98x31 cm; (52) Profilo altimetrico dalla stazione di Lioni alla stazione di Conza-Andreatta: 180x31 cm; (53) Portali per la Galleria Vallone oscuro e per l’imbocco della Galleria Avella: 53x46 cm; (54) Manufatti speciali: 415x31 cm; (55) Pianta del piano superiore: 47x38 cm: disegno a matita su carta telata; (56) Profilo di ponte: 53x43 cm; Inoltre a stampa: (57) Capitolo generale d’appalto. Civelli, Roma. 1890. 106 p., 32 cm, bross.; (58) An

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        L'inutile beauté.

      Victor-Havard 1890 - - Victor-Havard, Paris 1890, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure de l'époque en demi chagrin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, petit manque habilement comblé en pied d'un mors, couverture conservée, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au libraire Achille Heymann. Ce libraire était "un des types les plus pittoresques de Paris. (.) Toutes les perruches (.), des étudiants, quelquefois même des lettrés, venaient consulter cet homme qui savait tout de la librairie, sur le livre qu'il fallait avoir lu ou du moins acheté." (G. Baume Au pays des lettres, 1922). Maupassant ne s'y était pas trompé, comme il l'indique dans cette lettre à Henry Kistemaeckers du 7 mai 1882: "Je réponds de la vente à la Librairie Nouvelle. Vous verrez. Les 3 employés s'appellent Achille Heymann, Ménard et Reboul. (.) Il est indispensable (.) d'offrir un exemplaire à chacun (.) - Je passerai à la librairie écrire un mot pour chacun d'eux - Dans cette seule maison on a vendu 900 exemplaires de La Maison Tellier. Aucun journal ne vaut ces trois employés comme publicité." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La bête humaine & Fort comme la mort. In La Vie Populaire : années 1888, 1889, 1890 complètes.

      La Vie populaire 1890 - - La Vie populaire, Paris 1er Janvier 1888 au 28 Décembre 1890, 24,5x32,5cm, 312 fascicules reliés en 6 volumes. - Edition originale de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée publiant en feuilletons soient des textes inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions littéraires dont celles de G. de Maupassant avec notamment en inédit "Fort comme la mort" et aussi "Pierre et Jean" et "Notre coeur", E. Zola en inédit "La bête humaine" et aussi le "Voeu d'une morte" "Le rêve", "La terre" et "Une page d'amour", P. Loti avec un roman inédit "Le roman d'un enfant", J. Clarétie avec un roman inédit "Puy Joli", J. Richepin avec un roman inédit "Le cadet" et "Césarine, 2 inédits d'H. Malot, mais aussi A. Daudet, C. Monselet, E. Renan, L. Dierx, E. Goudeau, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, O. Mirbeau avec notamment "L'abbé Jules", M. Beaubourg, C. Mendès, P. Arène, T. de Banville, F. Mistral, J. Bois, G. Courteline, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, S. Masoch, A. Scholl, J. Gautier. Couvertures illustrées des portraits des principaux contributeurs. Une restauration marginale en pied de la page 213 du premier volume, un petit manque en pied avec atteinte au texte de la page 383 du second, quelques rares rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable et rare ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Esprit National Russe

      Paris - Charpentier, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine and marble paper covered boards. This volume is about Russia during the rule of Alexander III. Alexander III Alexandrovich (10 March 1845 1 November/2 November 1894) reigned as Emperor of Russia from 13 March 1881 until his death in 1894. Alexander was born in Saint Petersburg, the second son of Tsar Alexander II by his wife Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. In disposition, he bore little resemblance to his soft-hearted, liberal father, and still less to his refined, philosophic, sentimental, chivalrous, yet cunning grand-uncle Alexander I, who coveted the title of the first gentleman of Europe. Although an enthusiastic amateur musician and patron of the ballet, he was seen as lacking refinement and elegance. Indeed, he rather relished the idea of being of the same rough texture as the great majority of his subjects. His straightforward, abrupt manner savoured sometimes of gruffness, while his direct, unadorned method of expressing himself harmonized well with his rough-hewn, immobile features and somewhat sluggish movements. His education was not such as to soften these peculiarities. He was also noted for his immense physical strength. This volume bears the bookplate of The Right Hon. Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay. He served as British Ambassador to the United States of America from 1929 to 1939. He was the son of Sir James Lindsay (26th Earl of Crawford) and Emily Lindsay. In 1909 he married Martha Cameron. Martha was the daughter of James Donald Cameron and Elizabeth Sherman Cameron. Martha died in 1918. In 1924 he married Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt , daughter of Colgate Hoyt. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages attached. There is some mildwear to the extremities including slight rubbing to the boards. Internally the pages are generally cleanalthough slightly age-tonedwith the occasional handling mark. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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        La Sainte Russie.

      Firmin-Didot Paris 1890 - Large 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). Half title, woodengraved portrait frontispiece, title, preface, 550, [1] pp., one folding map and 2 plans with printed tissue guards, 4 chromolithograph plates with printed tissue guards and 197 woodengravings in text after various artists, including 37 full- and double-page; slight browning at beginning and end. Original red morocco-backed cloth bound by Engel, richly gilt and tooled by Paul Souze after a design by A. Giraldon, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue silk bookmark. Fine copy of this deluxe production, richly illustrated and beautifully bound - possibly written by the Russo-Polish princess Catherine Radziwill, born Countess Ekaterina Adamovna Rzewuska in 1858 in St. Petersburg and deceased in 1941 in New York as the widow Catherine Kolb-Danvin. Lipperheide Kaa 75; Vicaire 969. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York.

      New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1890. - First Edition with matching dates of 1890 on the title and copyright pages. Also with "Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company New York" printed at the bottom of the copyright page. With illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author. With 45 illustrations and all 18 half-tone photographic illustrations present. Also included are two full page drawings(plans) of "The General Plan of the Riverside Building (A.T. White's) in Brooklyn; and the floor plan of one division in the Riverside Buildings, showing six "apartments." A significant literary exposŽ and muckraking work, focusing on slum life and living conditions in the late 1880's in New York City. Cited as one of the first literary works to use half-tone photographic reproductions. A small volume (7.75" x 5.5"), "How the Other Half Lives" is bound in a finely woven dark blue cloth spine stamped brightly in gold; and oatmeal-colored paper-covered boards printed in red and stamped with drawings of huddlled children and the tenements in which they live. Heavy edge-rubbing and wear to the boards; heavy fraying and tearing to the top and bottom of the spine ends. The front and rear hinges have been reglued. Overall, a good plus copy of this scarce book with all 18 photographic half-tones present. Scarce. First Edition with matching dates of 1890 on the title and copyright pages. Also with "Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company New York" printed at the bottom of the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Gadsbys [sold with]: Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler & Co, n.d. [1888]; and [1890] - First published in 1888, when Kipling was 23 and working in India for The Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore, these two volumes contain stories written for periodicals. They were published in the "India Railway Library" series (No. 2 and No. 6. respectively) by A.H. Wheeler at Allahabad, and went into several editions. Kipling left India for London the following year. At the bottom of the first title is stamped "A.J. Combridge & Co., Bombay". THE STORY OF THE GADSBYS conforms to the first issue of the front wrappers in two of the three relevant issue points (the mountains appear to be retouched, as per the second issue; however, the heart shape in lower left corner (not touching the border) and absence of the "Mayo Art School, Lahore" slug beneath the imprint, are both points which conform to the first issue, indicating a possible unrecorded intermediate issue (see Richards, p. 90). WEE WILLIE WINKIE conforms to Stewart's description of the third Indian Edition (made up of three thousand sheets printed for the first English edition) First edition of The Story of the Gadsbys, later [intermediate?] issue (see details below); probable Third Indian Edition of Wee Willie Winkie. Together, 2 vols vols., 8vo. 4 leaves, pp. [1], 2-12, [13-102], [4] leaves; with inserted insurance ad [Gadsbys]; 4 leaves, pp. [9]-96 [Winkie]. Each in original greyish-green printed wrappers. Spine of first title worn and chipped, upper wrapper detached; outer corners of second title wrapper missing else fine. Despite the usual wear and soiling to fragile wrappers, both are otherwise very good, in chemise and half blue morocco slipcase. Bookplate of Arthur Haysworth Masten on inside front wrapper of each title. Stewart 32 and collector David Alan Richards} unpublished bibliography, p. 90 ; 56 (note) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon. A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border; with numerous illustrations. COMPLETE 3-volume set of ORIGINAL edition (not a reprint).

      Calcutta Central Press Co., Ld. 1882-1890 - Quarto. (de Niceville was sole author of vols. 2 & 3; Vol. 4 on the Papilionidae never published). Total of 3 chromolith plates and 28 collotype plates. Vol. 1 (1882-1883, originally published in 2 parts, cover wrapper of Part 2 bound in: Danainae, Satyrinae, Elymniinae, Morphinae, Acraeinae): vii + 327 p., chromolith frontis & collotype plates 1-17. Vol. 2 (1886, Nymphalinae, Lemoniidae, Libythaeinae, Nemeobiinae; cover wrapper bound in): [i] + 332 p., collotype frontis & collotype plates 18-24. Vol. 3 (1890, Lycaenidae; cover wrapper bound in): xii + 503 p., chromolith frontis & pl. 25, collotype plates 26-29. [Heavy item, requires extra postage] Good condition. Uncolored plates clean. Internally clean and unmarked, aside from an occasional penciled marginal notation and penciled owner's name and provenance, inked library stamps on title pages and bookseller's marks on endpapers. Reflects over 100 years of shelf wear, with scratched covers (that hardly show against the background), bumped corners and usual wear to edges and spine. Vol. I first signature loose. Vol. 2 tipped-in frontis & original wrapper detached, top of back joint/spine with small chip missing, signature of plates loose. Vol. 3 bound-in front wrapper marginally chipped, 2 cm tear on inner margin of frontis caption page, both chromoliths with minor foxing, front joint separated for 13 cm at top & 5 cm at bottom. Hardcover. Contemporary quarter leather over mottled boards, gilt titles on spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fantaisies. Caran d'Ache, Courbon, Gerbaul, Godefroy, Guillaume.

      Bachet, 1890 ca., Paris, - 4 albi in un volume in-4° (315x234mm), pp. 46; 54; 44; 45; legatura moderna m. tela avana e angoli con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Conservate le raffinate copertine editoriali illustrate a colori, alcune delle quali disegnate da Jan Van Beers. Bellissima e rara raccolta di albi in nero e a colori di alcuni dei più famosi caricaturisti francesi della Belle époque, tutti editi negli ultimi anni del secolo XIX. L'assieme è così composto: 1) Fantaisies. Caran d'Ache. Courboin. Godefroy. Guillaume. Deuxième édition. Paris, Baschet, 2) Album Forain. Avant-propos de Maurice Talmeyr. Paris, Plon, (1896). 3) Album Mars. Mesdames les cyclistes. Paris, Plon. L'albo è una garbata satira delle donne cicliste. 4) Rires et grimaces par Forain, Caran d'Ache, Pille, Willette, Godefroy, Guillaume, Fau. Paris, Librairie d'Art Ludovic Baschet, s.a. Particolare spicco tra gli illustratori hanno Caran d'Ache (Emmanuel Poiré, 1859-1909), Eugène Courboin (1851-1915), Godefroy (Auguste Viollier, 1862-1903), Albert Guillaume (1873-1942), Mars (Maurice Bonvoisin, 1849-1912), Henri Pille (1844-1897), Fernand Fau (1858-1919). Bellissima raccolta esente dal minimo difetto.

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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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        Sign of Four

      London Spencer Blackett 1890 - First Edition In Book Form DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Sign of Four. London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. First edition in book form, second issue, with foot of spine reading "Griffith Farran & Cos Standard Library." Octavo (7 7/16 x 5 inches; 188 x 127 mm). [4], 283, [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece by Charles Kerr, with tissue guard. With the numeral "138" on the contents page incomplete and reading "13," as usual, and with "wished" appearing as "w shed" on p. 56, line 16. Original dark red fine-ribbed cloth blocked in black with front cover and spine lettered in gilt. All edges uncut. Dark brown coated endpapers. Minimal wear to spine extremities. A pinhole in the cloth of the spine and corners a bit bumped and rubbed. Front inner hinge repaired with some new paper. Overall a very nice copy. Housed in a custom full red morocco clamshell. The second Sherlock Holmes story after A Study in Scarlet. At the time, it received only moderate success, but after the publication of the stories in Adventures and Memoirs its popularity soared. Originally titled "The Sign of the Four; or, The Problem of the Sholtos," this early Sherlock Holmes mystery was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, Philadelphia, February 1890, and was first published in book form that October in London. The plot concerns Holmes’s investigation into the murder of Bartholomew Sholto, his search for Jonathan Small and the Agra treasure, and Watson’s romance with Mary Morstan. Green and Gibson A7a.i. HBS 65675. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Island Of Hiawatha Plate 30

      Toronto 1890 - English railway engineer, went to Canada in 1868, where he did not pursue engineering, but became a representative for the Sanborn Company which published fire insurance plans. From 1875 Goad began to compile and publish his own large-scale plans of Canadian towns from a base in Montreal, and soon became the largest private mapmaker in Canada. By 1885 Charles Goad had returned to Britain and established a branch in London. Goad?s highly detailed plans included information on property holdings, building construction, use and contents, and, like Sanborn?s, functioned as Fire Insurance Plans. Once leased to an insurance company the map volumes were regularly updated by a team of workers who over-pasted sections with new information onto the existing maps, some of them building up to many layers. Goad?s business rapidly expanded to cover the cities and industrial areas of Britain, Denmark, France, Egypt, Turkey, Venezuela, Bermuda, Mexico and South Africa. After his death the company was run by his three sons. Copyrights and assets of the Canadian branch of the company were sold to The Underwriter?s Survey Bureau in 1931., Size : 435x690 (mm), 17.125x27.125 (Inches), Hand Colored

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      1890 - New York: J. S. Ogilvie, n.d. [1890]. 1 page preliminary ads plus 2 pp terminal ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First American Edition (and first edition in English). This is the sequel to Verne's "Moon" books of many years earlier: quoting from the preliminary ad leaf, this is the story of~How the Americans bought the North Pole and planned to change the axis of the Earth, making the Arctic regions bloom like the Tropics, by the explosion of a stupendous cannon.~This tale is a good example of Verne's growing cynicism: whereas in the 1870s he has the Baltimore Gun Club using its gigantic cannon to explore the moon, here the club has purchased land in the Arctic so that they can reap huge profits when that land becomes tropical.~"Topsy Turvy" appeared in English in the January 19, 1890 issue of New York World -- at the same time that newspaper's famous reporter, Nellie Bly, was attempting to beat Phileas Fogg's record time around the world. It was at some point soon thereafter that this Ogilvie edition (No. 183 of "The Favorite Series") with ten illustrations was published (the wrappered version, in Ogilvie's "Fireside Series," is dated January 1890 on its wrapper). Sampson Low's British edition, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE, was not published until December of that year (with twenty chapters; both the original French edition and Ogilvie's edition have twenty-one).~This copy is clean and unworn -- fine except that the endpapers have damage from overzealous erasure. As always, the text paper itself is browned and brittle -- as Ogilvie produced as cheap a book as it could. This is quite an uncommon Verne volume. Taves & Michaluk V035; Myers 53. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scouting For Stanley in East Africa

      CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY, NEW YORK 1890 - First edition. Black and white illustrations. Heavily soiled cover. Ex library. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1890 EDITION: FIRST ED 288 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man with a Secret. A Novel.

      London: F. V. White & Co., 1890 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue sand-grained cloth, titles to spines gilt and to front boards in orange, with decorative roll blind to front boards, and publisher's insignia blind to rear board, patterned endpapers. Near-contemporary (1900) ownership inscription. Corners bumped, spines rolled and a little dulled, a few minor marks to covers, tanning to early and late leaves and a few spots to edges. Still a very good set. First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest novels written by author of The Mystery of the Hansom Cab. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Call Dalton MD U.S.V

      The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1890 - PRIVATELY PRINTED LIMITED EDITION. Modern dark brown full calf mottled binding. Tissue guarded frontispiece of the author. TEG. 101 pages. Minor age toning to the pages. The books is divided into 3 chapters: In Washington with the Seventh, the Expedition to Port Royal, The Sea Islands and Fort Pulaski. The end of the last chapter states: " Here the manuscript ends unfinished" There then follows a one page synopsis of the author's service with the Union Army. He was commissioned Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers by President Lincoln, August 1861. He served as Surgeon in Chief to General Viele's command in South Carolina; Medical Inspector of the Dept.of the South and as Chief Medical Officer on Morris Island, South Carolina. The next page shows a chronological history of Dalton's military history. Privately printed limited edition of a very RARE Civil War medical memoir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A.H. Wheeler & Co.'s Indian Railway Library. No.1: Soldiers Three. No.2: The Story of the Gadsbys. No. 3: In Black and White. No.5: The Phantom Rickshaw. No.6: Wee Willie Winkie. (Indian editions, bound with original wraps)

      A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad 1890 - Quarter red cloth with marbled boards, rubbing to edges, light wear to corners, light foxing to endpapers, inscription to front endpaper. Some light patches of foxing to text, outside margin of two pages in Soldiers Three have slight damage from a label (appears to be an original binding flaw). Original wraps priced at 1 Rupee are bound in with all issues, and have varying degrees of damage - most have small sections of loss to edges and/or corners, rear cover of Soldiers Three has a large section of loss, rear cover of Wee Willie Winkie has a hole to the centre. All issues are the fourth Indian edition published in 1890 (this includes Soldiers Three, despite it stating Second Indian Edition to the title page). This edition used the same sheets as the first English Edition, pagination is the same as the English edition but some of the ads are omitted. Each of these titles had a total Indian issue of 3000 copies. Roberts notes that the fourth Indian edition did not sell well and some copies are known to be stamped to the cover margin in purple ink: 'To still further popularize this Celebrated Series the price is reduced to Eight Annas per volume.' This is stamp is present to front wrappers of all issues in this collection. A rare group of Indian editions, including the sought after 'Phantom Rickshaw', a collection of supernatural tales. Hardback. Printed pages: 93, [3] + [8], 85, [3] + 96 + 104 + 96 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Her Majesty's Navy, including Its Deeds and Battles, Volumes 1-3 bound in S ix Parts

      J. S. Virtue & Co., Limited, 1890, - LOW, Charles Rathbone, Lieut. Her Majesty's Navy, including Its Deeds and Battles, Volumes 1-3 bound in Six Parts. With coloured illustrations by W. Christian Symons and W. Fred Mitchell. L; J. S. Virtue & Co., Limited, n.d. [ca 1890?]. Vol. 1, Div I: pp. [8] leaves of plates, including illustrated title page, (2), [1]-176, (4); Div. II: pp. [7] leaves of plates, (2), 177-348, (4); Div. III: pp. [8] leaves of plates, (2), [1]-180, (4); Div. IV: pp. [7] leaves of plates, (2), 181-352, (4); Vol. II, Div. V: [8] leaves of plates, including illustrated title page, (2), [1]-180, (4); Vol. III, Div. VI: pp. [8] leaves of plates, including illustrated title page, (2), 181-352, (4), (26), being the table of contents, illustration lists and repeat (but unillustrated) title pages of the three volumes, (4). With forty-six splendid colour plates of naval officers and crew, ships and a number of other nautical themes, most plates with tissue guards intact. 4to, Part 1 bound in pebbled black cloth, Parts 2-6 (ex-libris Admiral Pullen, RCN) bound in pebbled navy cloth, red titles and single line red boarder to front, gilt titles to spines, bevelled edges, a.e.g. Beginning with England's first naval victory against the Danish fleet in the year 885, during the reign of King Alfred, Charles Rathbone Low sails through British naval history, describing the superior military power of the Royal Navy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Exploratory ventures into the Americas, and the many military confrontations that resulted are well covered. Lord Nelson's illustrious career, culminating at the Battle of Trafalgar, is discussed in detail. The final chapters give a general view of the British Navy's position as a "highly complex machine" as the nineteenth century drew to a close, but consensus was that there was an urgent need for the building of bigger and faster ships, with major improvements to armaments and an increase in the number of competent British seamen to man those vessels, in order to keep the country's shores secure for the future. Spine ends and corners bumped, some with small chips to the ends, Parts 3 & 6 with fraying to the top of the spine, slight dampstaining to a few of the boards, cloth lightly rubbed, sporadic smudges to the margins of several of the plates, not affecting the images, a stray foxed spot here and there, else a handsome set. for the set 1,500.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cairo, J.P.Sebah, ca.1890, albumen print, 34,5 x 26,4 cm, rubberstamp signed, titled and numbered (1114) on front. Picture shown is part of the image. KEYWORDS:egypt / philae

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        Life of Robert Browning

      London: Walter Scott. 1890. First. First edition. Corners a bit bumped, light wear and tear at the spine ends, a couple of light pencil notes in the text in an unknown hand, a sound and attractive, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Miss Agnes Hall from her friend The Author. Rome 1890-91." With the bookplate of Radclyffe Hall and her companion Una Troubridge. An interesting copy. We could find little of Agnes Hall but that she was a correspondent of W.B. Yeats. How the book transferred from Agnes Hall to Radclyffe Hall and Troubridge is unknown. Sharp embodied some feminine consciousness of his own, writing several books under the pseudonym, Fiona MacLeod. .

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        Port Tarascon Dernières aventures de l'illustre Tartarin

      Paris, E. Dentu 1890 - Livre d'occasion 23,7 x 16 cm, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée, couv. et dos cons.,étui (Devauchelle), 4 f. n. ch., 392 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart & Place IV, p. 25. Condition : Edition originale illustrée de dessins de Bieler, Conconi, Montégut, Montenard, Myrbach et Rossi. L'un des 50 ex. num. du tirage de tête sur Chine (outre 75 ex. sur Japon), le nôtre le n°1 paraphé par l'éditeur. Exemplaire parfaitement établi par Devauchelle. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TOM TARTAR

      W. Lucas, London 1890 - Burrage, (Edwin) Harcourt (1839-1916). Quarter black leather over plain dark blue boards. Gilt stamped spine title. Original illustrated wrappers bound-in. Complete numbers 1 through 17. 544pp. Extra Coloured frontispiece & Title page added [W. Lucas as Publisher], n.d. [c. 1890]. With Full colour poster page of Robin Hood & Little John preserved at the end. Very Rare example of this early penny dreadful in about very good antiquarian condition. A rare complete run. Penny Dreadful [Dime Novels were the American version] was a term applied to nineteenth century British fiction publications, usually lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing a penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction, such as story papers and booklet "libraries." The Penny Dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed primarily at teenage boys from the working class, though there is some evidence that many girls read them as well. Penny Parts The penny part stories got underway in the 1830s, originally as a cheaper alternative for the working class adults, but by the 1850s the serial stories were aimed exclusively at teenagers. The stories themselves were reprints or sometimes rewrites of Gothic thrillers such as The Monk or The Castle of Otranto , as well as new stories about famous criminals. Some of the most famous of these penny part stories were The String of Pearls (which ostensibly introduced Sweeney Todd), The Mysteries of London (inspired by the French serial, The Mysteries of Paris) and Varney the Vampire. Highwaymen were popular heroes. Black Bess or the Knight of the Road, outlining the largely imaginary exploits of real-life highwayman Dick Turpin, continued for 254 episodes. Working class boys who could not afford a penny a week often formed clubs that would share the cost, passing the flimsy booklets from reader to reader. Other enterprising youngsters would collect a number of consecutive parts, then rent the volume out to friends. Penny Dreadfuls In 1866, Boys of England was introduced as a new type of publication, an eight page magazine that featured serial stories as well as articles and shorts of interests. It was printed on the same cheap paper, though sporting a larger format than the penny parts. Numerous competitors quickly followed, with such titles as Boy’s Leisure Hour, Boys Standard, Young Men of Great Britain, etc. As the price and quality of fiction was the same, these storypapers also fell under the general definition of Penny Dreadfuls (also known as Penny Bloods or Blood and Thunders in their early days). American dime novels were edited and rewritten for a British audience. These appeared in booklet form, such as the Boy’s First Rate Pocket Library. Frank Reade, Buffalo Bill and Deadwood Dick were all popular with the Penny Dreadful audience. Half-penny Dreadful In the mid-1890s a publisher, Alfred Harmsworth, decided to do something about what was widely perceived as the corrupting influence of the Penny Dreadfuls. He issued new story papers, The Half-penny Marvel, The Union Jack and Pluck, all priced at one half-penny. At first the stories were high-minded, moral tales, reportedly based on true experiences, but it was not long before these papers started using the same kind of material as the publications they competed against. A.A. Milne once said, "Harmsworth killed the penny dreadful by the simple process of producing the ha’penny dreadfuller." Legacy Two phenomenally popular characters to come out of the "Penny Dreadfuls" were Jack Harkaway, introduced in the Boys of England in 1871, and Sexton Blake, who began in the Half-penny Marvel in 1893. Blake soon took over the lead spot in Union Jack and appeared in roughly 4,000 adventures, right up into the 1970s, a record only exceeded by Nick Carter and Dixon Hawke. Harkaway was also popular in America , and had many imitators. Over time, the Penny Dread [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ANALES DEL REINO DE NAVARRA- nueve tomos, los dos ultimos de Investigaciones Historicas. Tomos del I al IX

      Eusebio Lopez, Tolosa 1890 - NAVARRA - HISTORIA-ANTIGUOS 3600 pag.23cm.tela, dorados ATENCIÓN: En el pago Contra Reembolso el precio del envío se incrementará en 5 EUROS.

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