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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]

      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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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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        Philae.

      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hijazo Libros]
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        Panorama.

      ca. 1890, albumen print in 5 parts on folding mount, 134,5 x 17,7 cm. KEYWORDS:birma / mandalay

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Panorama in 4 parts.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 106 x 21 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:sweden / stockholm

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        Brooklyn Bridge, Panorama in two parts.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 48,5 x 21,8 cm, photograph no 2002. KEYWORDS:united states / new york

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        Panorama of the Harbour in two parts.

      ca.1890, albumen print, 54 x 20,3 cm, mounted. Two small pieces lacking at the middlepart. KEYWORDS:aden / yemen / arabia

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        (Panorama) Vista general de la Alhambra y Sierra Nevada.

      Granada, Garzón, ca. 1890, albumen print in two parts, 55,3 x 21 cm, photograph no. 2101. KEYWORDS:spain / granada

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        Napoli. Panorama preso dal Vomero.

      Milano, Edizone Brogi, ca. 1890, extra large photograph, 54,3 x 40,8 cm, photograph no. 5110. Repaired tear at right upper corner. (Picture on web - site part of the image). KEYWORDS:italy / napoli

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        Panorama of the Harbour in two parts.

      ca.1890, albumen print, 45,4 x 18,8 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:aden / yemen / arabia

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        EXEMPLAIRE IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER JAPON]. Au pays des Cannibales. Voyage d’exploration chez les indigènes de l’Australie orientale 1880 – 1884. Ouvrage traduit du norvégien avec l’autorisation de l’auteur par V. & W. Molard contenant 154 gravures et 2 cartes.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1890 - Gd in-8° ; XII-499 pp.-2 cartes h.-t. dont 1 couleur in-fine, demi-velin, dos à nerfs, filets or, fleurons or, p. de titre, tête dorée, couvertures grises imp. noir de l’éditeur conservées, rel. moderne, très bel exemplaire. Australian Dictionary of Biography, t. V, p. 109. Chadenat, 627. Ferguson, t. VI, 11773. Édition originale de la traduction française. Tirage : L'UN DES TRÈS RARES EXEMPLAIRES IMPRIMÉS SUR PAPIER JAPON. Envoi manuscrit signé de l’auteur : « À monsieur Ch. Schiffer souvenir amical de l’auteur ». FIRST FRENCH EDITION. LARGE PAPER (JAPON). VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ethiopie Meridionale, journal de mon voyage aux pays Amhara, Oromo et Sidama.

      Ancienne Maison Quantin, Paris 1890 - --- VERY IMPORTANT PROVENANCE--- Large, thick 4to, pp. (3), 520, (1). Contemporary binding; half leather over cloth, spine with gilt lettering and ornaments and with 5 raised bands. Decorated endpapers. With 1 frontispiece, 191 (of which many full-page) illustrations, 7 double-page maps, of which 1 in colour and 13 plates with profiles. There is a stain in the lower compartment of the spine, corners bumped, 2 consecutive pages with a crease in the top corner, 3 pages very lightly soiled. A presentation copy of great importance with a personal inscription by Borelli to the Italian embassador in France: A Monsieur le General Marquis Menabrea _ Ambassadeur d'Italie _ Hommage respectueux de _ Jules Borelli. To fully understand the importance of general Menabrea to the 19th century history of Italy or to mathematics (together with Augusta Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron), please read the articles at Wikipedia or at our website. An impressive work, very important for the discovery of Ethiopia! - Jules Borelli, a French explorer, started an expedition to Shoa from the Gulf of Tadjura in 1886. He went to Ankober, then on to Antotto. Borelli had to stay in Shoa for several months as he was not given permission to continue his journey. In May 1887 he visited Harrar in the company of Arthur Rimbaud ( ). In November 1887 he explored Djimma and the upper Omo region and in May 1888 he reached the kingdom of Kullo. Borelli gathered much news on the Ethiopian tribes and made a decisive contribution to the geography from the Gulf of Tadjura to Kullo and from Zeila to the Bonga region. His news on the course of the Omo was particularly important. An elaborate, interesting and important book on this part of Africa. Il-y-a un inscription de Borelli qui a presenté cette exemplaire au ambassadeur de l'Italie en France. Un livre très important pour l'histoire moderne de cet part de l'Afrique. M. Borelli traversait l'Ethiopie et rencrontrait là Menelik II en 1887, qui était couronné l'empereur de l'Ethiopie en 1889. Il aussi a visité quelque places ensemble avec Arthur Rimbaud, qui est mentionné 3 fois dans l'index de ce livre. Chadenat 2053, Hess & Coger 596. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage en Grèce. 1889 Notes et impressions.

      Librairie des bibliophiles Paris 1890 - 4to, 156 pp., 26 plates, original wrappers (lightly soiled), some light browning, a very good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Ethiopie meridionale. Journal de mon voyage aux pays amhara, oromo et sidama, septembre 1885 a novembre 1888.,

      Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1890 - 3 Bll., 520 S., 1 Bl. Mit Porträt-Frontispiz, 13 Profilen, 191 tls. ganzs. Textabb. und 1 (davon 1 farb.) doppelblattgr. Karten Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, Bindung etwas gelockert. - Henze I, 299 f. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Histoire Générale des Alpes Maritimes ou Cottiènes et particulière de leur Métropolitaine. Embrun. Chronographique et meslée de la séculière avec l'eclésiastique divisée en cinq parties abondantes en diverses belles curiosités. Tome 1,2 et 3

      Jouglard,Imprimeur, 1890. Moderne demi-chagrin Oeuvre monumentale indispensable à la compréhension de l'histoire des Hautes-alpes. Complet. Belle reliure moderne dos cuir rouge et titres dorés.

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        Galerie Contemporaine des Illustrations Francaises

      Paris: Paul de Lacroix. [1890]. First. First edition. Eight volumes (complete). Folios. Original red half morocco, titled and decorated in gilt and marbled papercovered boards. A bit of rubbing to the boards and the corners a bit bumped, some foxing in the margins, but not affecting images, a handsome, near fine set. Superbly illustrated with 265 mounted photographs: 62 full-page portraits, 65 medallion portraits, and 138 reproductions of paintings and sculptures. The portraits include wonderful images of Baudelaire, Rossini, Clemenceau, Alphonse Daudet, and many others by Carjat; as well as portraits of Gustave Dore, Edmond de Goncourt, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Baron Taylor, Georges Sand, Gounod, Louis Figuier,and others by Nadar. Other portraits include: Edmond About, le Duc d'Aumale, Theodore de Banville, Bartholdi, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Blanc, Champfleury, Puvis de Chavannes, Francois Coppee, Corot, Gustave Droz, Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Eiffel, Octave Feuillet, Victor Hugo, Rouget de l'Isle, Jules Janin, Alphonse Karr, Cardinal Lavigerie, Emile Littre, Pierre Loti, Louis Pasteur, Ernest Renan, Thiers, Ambroise Thomas, and Emile Zola. Galerie Contemporaine was a weekly revue that ran from 1876 to 1885. .

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        PHOTOGRAPH OF AN OTTOMAN ODALISQUE IN HAREM DRESS

      Circa 1890's, Constantinople - A late 19th century photograph measuring approximately 11 X 5 5/8 inches; the mount is approximately 14 X 11 inches. The photograph is Near Fine, a stunning portrait with excellent tones and fantastic detail. The mount shows traces of soiling and handling to the front and back, worn corners, and some small pieces of paper stuck along the upper edge. The previous owner wrote their personal information in ink on the lower left corner of the mount: "Return to J.L. Heaton, 1025 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn" and has further written "A Turkish Odalisque in Harem Dress." An odalisque was a female slave in an Ottoman seraglio. They would serve as an assistant or apprentice to the wives and concubines, and might in time rise in status to become one of them. Most odalisques were part of the Imperial Harem, which is to say, the household of the Sultan. The likelihood that the woman in the portrait was part of the Imperial Harem is quite clear, given the people who took the photograph. The bottom right hand corner shows the signature of Sebah & Joaillier. Pascal Sebah (1823-1886) was a leading photographer in Constantinople, selling images of the city, ancient ruins in the surrounding area, portraits, and local people in traditional costumes to tourists. Sebah's son, Johannes (Jean) (1872-1947) then became involved in the business when he was only 16 years old. Jean grew up to become a talented photographer in his own right, but to profit from his father’s fame, he signed his photographs J. Pascal Sebah. In 1888, Jean formed a partnership with a Frenchman, Policarpe Joaillier, and thereafter the studio was known as Sebah & Joaillier. The firm of Sebah & Joaillier was named the official photographer of the Sultan, and at his command took photographers all over his empire. Given the time period, the woman in the portrait would have been in the household of Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire - the last Ottoman Sultan to rule with absolute power. His reign fell within a period of decline, during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. The odalisque is seen in contemporary costume, seated amidst a rug and cushions. The decorated walls, the hookah, and the smoke-filled room are all evocative of the Orientalist style. While both Princeton and the Library of Congress have large collections of Ottoman photographs from this time period, many specifically taken by this firm, the collections mainly highlight the modernization of the Empire, featuring images of architecture, technological advancements, harbors, and the military. Rare indeed are images of this nature, depicting a woman of this station in an environment which was forbidden to all but a few select individuals. (Wheatcroft, LOC, PUL).

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        Sammlung von 77 meist zoologischen Tafeln aus "Naturgeschichte des Tier-, Pflanzen- und Mineralreichs in kolorierten Bilder".

      Schreiber,, (Esslingen, 1890 - (Esslingen, Schreiber, um 1890). Folio. Neuer HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel "Tiere der Erde". Die 77 kolorierten Tafeln wie folgt: 30 Vögel (3 Bl. im Rand geklebt und gebräunt, 1 Tafel mit restaurietem Seitenrand, 2 Tafeln im Rand geklebt). 10 Fische (1 Bl. mit Eckausriss ohne Bildverlust, 1 Bl. mit restauriertem Seitenrand). 1 Schlangen (mit restauriertem Seitenrand). 27 Säugetiere (ca. 8 Tafeln mit geklebten Einrissen, 3 Tafeln mit restauriertem Seitenrand). 2 Weichtierte und Würmer (Seitenränder geklebt). 2 Giftpflanzen und Pilze (Seitenränder geklebt). 4 Schmetterlinge (Seitenränder geklebt). 1 Insekten und Krebse (Seitenränder geklebt). Neuer HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel "Tiere der Erde". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HEDDA GABLER

      Skuespil.København: Gyldendalske, (1890) - First Edition (but for Heinemann's U.K. edition of the required dozen copies, issued only to secure copyright) of the classic drama, internationally acknowledged as one of the highspots of world theater. Although Ibsen was, of course, Norwegian, the First Edition was published in Danish. A lovely, certainly better than very good copy, presented in a custom clamshell box. A highly sought after, much valued and extremely scarce collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HEDDA GABLER. Skuespil I Fire Akter.

      Kobenhavn Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag F. Hegel & Son 1890 - First edition (preceded only by the 12 copies issued in London to secure copyright). Publisher’s original green cloth with elaborate decoration in gilt and black to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. A stunning fine copy, the boards beautifully clean and bright. The contents without inscriptions or stamps but with a small oval leather bookplate, titled in gilt to the front pastedown. A lovely copy. Printing and the Mind of Man. (PMM 375.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les derniers vers. Des Fleurs de bonne volonté, Le Concile féerique, Derniers vers. Edités avec toutes les variantes par MM. Edouard Dujardin et Félix Fénéon.

      Paris, Edition Dujardin-Fénéon 1890 - Livre épuisé 24,5 x 17 cm, demi-maroquin brun à coins, tête dorée, couv. et dos cons, étui (Semet et Plumelle), 297 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret II, 502, Clouzot, 175. Condition : Edition en grande partie originale dont le tirage fut limité à 57 ex. sur souscription. Magnifiquement établi par Semet et Plumelle. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lover or Friend?

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. - Home Life or Work Life?The Eternal Question for WomenThe Victorian AnswerCAREY, Rosa Nouchette. Lover or Friend? In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in; 180 x 113 mm). [4], 324; [4], 310; [4], 309, [1] pp. Publisher's original half brown cloth over patterned cloth boards. Gilt lettered spines. Publisher's original design gray printed endpapers. Spines very slightly cocked, otherwise fine.OCLC/KVK record only nine copies of the first edition in library holdings worldwide. ABPC has no auction records for any edition of Lover Or Friend? as far back into the past as 1923.A prime example of "safe fiction" for girls of the 19th century, which is to say highly conservative with an emphasis on the domestic duties of women, which take precedence over all other considerations and responsibilities.A very popular novelist in her time but now long forgotten, Rosa Nouchette Carey's ambition was "to try to do good and not harm by my works, and to write books which any mother can give a girl to read" (as cited by Black, Notable Women Authors). As such, the question Lover or Friend? - a suggestive title suggesting more than it delivers - aims at the latter, safely navigating the young female reader away from potential indelicacies to rest ashore a pure land not without its own difficulties, and it is there that the book still speaks to women stepping into the modern world yet fettered to the old, and frustrated. Juggling the roles of wife, mother, and working woman remains as much a daily struggle for women in 2011 as it was in 1890, though Carey's answer, concentrate on the domestic front, retreat from the other, may rankle 21st century feminists.Carey practiced what she preached. Though she enjoyed writing, she kept it a friend, not a lover."I do not think that I have known any author who has made her writing - the real work of her life - so secondary a matter as has Rosa Carey. She has so consistently lived her religion, so to speak, that family duty and devotion to its many members have always come first" (Helen Marion Burnside, as cited by Black)."Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840–1909), novelist, was born at Stratford-le-Bow, London, on 24 September 1840. As a child she told stories to her younger sister, and in this way created the plot of her first novel, Nellie's Memories (1868). The publisher's advertisements suggest that it sold over 52,000 copies. It was followed by many other novels, marked by pious tone, domestic subject matter, and a large number of rather unmemorable characters, which were staples of the market in safe fiction for girls during the last third of the nineteenth century."Yet, gushing and unpretending as her work is, she does depict the frustrations of such women with some sympathy, exploring the pains of living up to high ideals and the psychic cost of self-abnegation."Carey's literary career got going. in her late twenties. After the death of her mother in 1870 Carey and her remaining unmarried sister went to keep house for a widowed brother and look after his children; after the sister married and went to live in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland (which provided a setting for some of Carey's fiction), the brother died and Carey was left in charge of the children. "As well as writing thirty-three three-volume novels, she was on the staff of the Girls' Own Paper, for which she wrote eight serials. She does not seem to have moved in literary circles, although she was a close friend of the novelist Ellen Wood (Mrs Henry Wood). The poet Helen Marion Burnside, who also worked for the Girls' Own Paper, lived with her from about 1875, and edited The Rosa Nouchette Carey Birthday Book (1901). When Carey's sister was widowed she returned to keep house for the two authors. Rosa Carey died of lung cancer at her home, Sandilands, Keswick Road, Putney, London, on 19 July 1909" (Oxford DNB) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Bièvre.

      Genonceaux 1890 - - Genonceaux, Paris 1890, 16x23cm, broché. - Deuxième édition, la première avait été imprimée à une dizaine d'exemplaires, ornée d'illustrations originales de 23 dessins de E. Tanguy. Sympathique envoi autographe signé de J.K. Huysmans. Une petite déchirure recollée en tête d'un mors, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. The Old Curiosity Shop. Barnaby Rudge. Hard Times. Sketches by Boz. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Dombey and Son. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Pictures from Italy. American Notes for General Circulation. Bleak House. Little Dorrit. Christmas Books. A Tale of Two Cities. Great Expectations. Our Mutual Friend. The Uncommercial Traveller. A Child’s History of England. Christmas Stories. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

      London: Chapman and Hall n.d. c. 1890 - Illustrated Library edition, 30 volumes, 8vo. Engraved plates throughout, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Attractively bound in contemporary half calf, gilt blocked spines with raised bands and red and green labels, the latter mostly with some fading, one volume (Barnaby Rudge) recased, slight wear to a few tops of spines, otherwise a very handsome set.

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        FRIBOURG ARTISTIQUE A TRAVERS LES AGES. Publucation des Sociétés des Amis des Beaux-Arts & des Ing. & Arch. 1890-1914. Collection complète en reliée en 6 forts volumes.

      Librairie Josué Labastrou 1890-1914, Fribourg, - reliés demi-toile bordeaux, étiquette cuir, titre doré, plat papier marbré, solide et élégante reliure contemporaine qui permet une consultation aisée de ces imposants volumes. Est joint à la collection une table onomastique, jamais éditée, composée de photocopies de la BCU.Recueil de photographies relatifs aux monuments et objets d?art concernant l?histoire fribourgeoise, dont certains ont à jamais disparus. Outre les textes des historiens de l?époque, cette publucation fut dirigée par Hubert Labastrou (1843-1914) qui fut la cheville ouvrière de ce gigantesque travail, réalisé dans une petite ville comme Fribourg. Le Fribourg Artistique est surtout connu pour les superbes clichés tirés en hélio d?Alfred Lorson, auquel la revue doit la plupart des 489 planches que contient cette revue.

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        Os Assassinatos Maçonicos [Masonic Murder]

      Published Antonio Dourado Rua dos Martyres da Liberdade, 137 Porto . Porto 1890. - Hard back binding in publisher's original aubergine cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the upper panel, gilt design to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 396 [ii] printed pages of Portuguese text with 16 single-sided monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine sun faded, a little darkening of the paper to the page edges, binding firm and square. The 'Fraud Taxil' in 1890, is probably the most famous anti Masonic hoax that generated a scandal involving himself and the Pope. Leo Taxil, wanted to avenge the Freemasons, who was ousted in 1882 by a case of plagiarism. He had previously been accused of defamation about a book he wrote called 'The Secret Loves of Pope Pius IX'. Member of the P.B.F.A. OCCULT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by the Author of "Handley Cross," "Jorrocks's Jaunts," etc., etc.

      Bradbury, Agnew and Co. n. d. c. 1890, London - Six volumes, Royal octavo. With illustrations by John Leech, 13 of the full page plates have been hand coloured and are all present. . Together with:Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt. [1843] With illustrations by John Leech, 17 of the full page plates have been hand coloured."Hawbuck Grange:" or, The Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esq. [1847] With illustrations by Phiz, eight of the full page plates have been hand coloured."Ask Mamma;" or, The Richest Commoner in England. [1858] With illustrations by John Leech, 13 of the full page plates have been hand coloured."Plain or Ringlets?". [1860] With illustrations by John Leech, 12 (of 13) of the full page plates have been hand coloured.Mr. Romford's Hounds. [1865] With illustrations by John Leech and H. K. Browne, 24 of the full page plates have been hand coloured.Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864) was born near Newcastle-on-Tyne, son of a country squire. He was educated and "articled" to become a lawyer, and eventually set up practice in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. He practiced without great enthusiasm for several years. He began writing and contributed sporting articles to various magazine and in 1831 published a manual on the law relating to horses, The Horseman's Manual. In 1831 his older brother died and he became the heir, and he also started together with Rudolf Ackerman New Sporting Magazine of which he was the editor until the end of 1836. In 1837 he offered himself as a candidate for Parliament but withdrew before polling day. He had given up his practice as a lawyer and also his editorship by this time. His father died in 1838 and he succeeded to the Hamsterley estate and led the life of a country gentleman thereafter.His desire to depict the sporting world he knew in words made him unusual, and the Jorrocks papers had won immediate popularity. The editor of the Quarterly Review had sent a message in 1832 and later wrote directly to Surtees asking to produce a "cousin" and "throw materials into light dramatic form." Most likely this encouragement led to the writing of Handley Cross which appeared in New Sporting Magazine during 1838 and 1839.Tooley said: ". no finer series of Sporting Novels exists in the English language. As is so rarely the case in colour plate books, the text is as important as the illustrations". [Tooley 476] Spine extremities a little rubbed, spines a tad darkened, interiors fine three quarter red morocco, spines with raised bands, each compartment with gilt decoration relating to the sporting world, gilt lettering, red cloth, top edges gilt, green endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      Hachette, Paris, France 1890 - Housed 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. Additional shipping charges may apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE DÉCAMÉRON. ( 3 TOMES).

      Paris, H. Launette, 1890.** - Relié, demi-maroquin rouge (dos), plats marbré,plats orné de fil. doré, dos orné de fil. doré et de pièce de titre doré, page de garde marbré, 23x32cm, 303pp+319pp+274pp, illustré n/b. Illustrations de Jacques Wagrez. Traduction et notes de Francisque Reynard. 7700 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DUNEDIN 1860 [cover title].

      [Dunedin, New Zealand: Frank Coxhead, ca. ]. 1890 - Ten album cards, each with a vintage albumen photograph mounted on recto and verso, for a total of twenty photographs. Each image measuring 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Oblong quarto. Contemporary green cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt-stamped title on cover. Moderate spotting on cards, affecting a few images. Photographs captioned on images. Very good, with small promotional bookplate of Frank Coxhead on front pastedown reading: "We invite inspection of our superior collection of Photo Views of the West Coast Sounds, and other Views, before purchasing elsewhere." A wonderful assemblage of New Zealand views. Despite the assertion made on the cover, the present images were taken over a three-year period, from 1860 to 1863. Coxhead was one of Dunedin's best early photographers, active in Dunedin ca. 1870 through ca. 1893, operating his business on Princes Street from 1885 through 1893. Most likely the present images were reprinted ca. 1890 from the original negative plates. The images, which depict the port, mercantile areas, and certain residential districts, are listed below: 1) Bell Hill (1860). 2) Maitland Street. 3) Princes Street (1860). 4) N.E. Valley. 5) Dunedin (1861). 6) Maclaggan Street. 7) Dunedin from Bowling Street. 8) High Street. 9) Bell Hill (1861). 10) Rattray Street. 11) Dunedin from Canongate. 12) Dunedin from Bell Hill. 13) The Octagon. 14-17) Princes Street (1861-63). 18) Dunedin (1863). 19) Empire Hotel. 20) Gabrial's Gully. In 1861, gold was discovered in New Zealand, and the rush that followed prompted a rapid change in the physical environment. These images provide an excellent record of this early boom phase that vaulted Dunedin to the status of New Zealand's leading economic center by the end of the 19th century. Among the earliest attainable New Zealand photographic albums and exceedingly scarce. There is no reference work devoted to New Zealand photography, but, by comparison, the standard bibliography for Australian photographic books lists its first entry as 1864.

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        In Darkest Africa

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1890 - Two Volumes. Original publisher's half morocco, marbled covers and endpapers, all edges gilt, and a very nicely decorated gilt spine. With two steel engraved frontispiece portraits of Stanley, 150 illustrations, three folding maps tucked into pockets in the rear of both volumes. Bookplate remnants on front pastedown of Volume 1. Very minor fading to leather, else near fine, contents fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Traité théoique et pratique de l'art du relieur contenant la brochure dans ses rapports avec la reliure, la cartonnage, la reliure en tous genres, l'emboitage, la dorure sur cuir et sur tissus, à la main et au Balancier, la dorure et l'ornementation des tranches, la marbrure, la lavage, la nettoyage, l'encollage et la réparation des livres et estampes accompagné d'une notice sur le cuir coselé et buriné

      Baudry et cie, paris 1890 - in 8° maroquin plats intérieurs et extérieurs richement ornés, dos à nerfs orné Reliure de Chamagne, relieur à Dijon (1900-1930), éxécuté pour lui-même. E.O. 16 planches H.T et 17 figures. Ill. H.T et in texte, frontispice. Tranche supérieure dorée. 1 volumes [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Roots of the Mountains. William Morris. 1890

      Morris, William. The Roots of the Mountains. London, Reeves & Turner by C.Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press. 1890. 1st edition, limit of 250 copies on Whatman paper. Small 4to. Original Morris chintz patterned cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Fore and lower edge uncut. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown of Robert Ellis Cunliffe. Upper hinge cracked, lower hinge broken. Cloth covers light tanned to spine and torn in spine areas upper board. Page block tight and all pagers in excellent clean and bright order throughout. Now safely contained in modern cloth covered clam shell box with leather label with gilt titles. Scarce.

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        A Thousand Miles On An Elephant In the Shan States

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons. Hardcover. 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. . Fair. 1890. First Edition.

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        Scenes and Life in the Transvaal- Photographs and Word Pictures.

      The Art Photo Publishing, Johannesburg 1890 (Altersangabe geschätzt.). 159 S. illustr. Querformat, 4° gebunden, Ldr. - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand,Einband etwas berieben/bestossen, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt.

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        Baku: Bakinskii Dok imeni Kniazia Aleksandra Mikhailovicha Dudunkova-Korsakova [The Docks at Baku, dedicated to Prince Alexander Mikhail Dondukov-Korsakov]

      Baku: , c.1890. Folio (420 × 335 mm) brown sand-grained cloth portfolio, titled as above in gilt to the front board within panel in gilt and blind, flaps of white moiré card, black cloth hinges. 11 albumen prints by "Zhorzh" (from 210 × 275 mm to 250 × 390 mm), all on card mounts (325 × 415 mm), all but of them one pink with decorative gilt borders. Just a little rubbed, but the joints all sound, the largest of the prints with some light wear at the edges, the mounts lightly soiled, but overall very good. Extremely uncommon series of photographic views of the new dock development at Baku, no other copy traced on OCLC, this copy with printed presentation, in Swedish, to the chief engineer on the project, Harald Fernström; "To the constructor-builder of Baku Docks … from the grateful owners of the same, Baku 1890". By the late nineteenth century Baku was fast becoming the global centre of the oil industry, a development which was accompanied by a commensurate surge in seaborne trade. Before the Bakinskii Dock was built the port lacked the deepwater docks required to service increasingly large vessels. Many of the technological and infrastructural advances in the region were made during the governorship of Prince Dondukov-Korsakov, a veteran and hero of the Caucasian, Crimean and Russo-Turkish Wars, the dedicatee of this collection. Images include general views of the site, and a number of views of the machinery and pumps used to control water levels in the dock. Laid in is a two-page autograph letter, in French, to Fernström from the Gwynne Company regarding representing the company in Baku; together with a sixteen-page printed catalogue of Gwynne pumping machinery; and five smaller, later photographs relating to dredging operations. A fascinating visual document of the development of the Baku oil-industry.

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        THE SIGN OF FOUR

      Spencer Blackett, 1890., 1890. First edition. Second state with Griffith Farran & Cos, Standard Library at bottom of spine. Lightly spotted on rear cover else a very good, tight copy. Housed in a quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. In 1888 a client, Mary Morstan, comes with two puzzles for Holmes. The first is the disappearance of her father, British Indian Army Captain Arthur Morstan in December 1878. According to Mary, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and requested her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London. When Mary arrived at the hotel, she was told her father had gone out the previous night and not returned. Despite all efforts, no trace has ever been found of him. Mary contacted her father's only friend who was in the same regiment and had since retired to England, one Major Sholto, but he denied knowing her father had returned. The second puzzle is that she has received 6 pearls in the mail from an anonymous benefactor once a year since 1882 after answering an anonymous newspaper query inquiring for her. With the last pearl she has received a letter remarking that she has been a wronged woman and asking for a meeting. Holmes takes the case and soon discovers that Major Sholto had died in 1882 and that within a short span of time Mary began to receive the pearls, implying a connection. The only clue Mary can give Holmes is a map of a fortress found in her father's desk with the names of Jonathan Small and three Sikhs named Dost Akbar, Abdullah Khan, and Mahomet Singh.

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        ENGLISH AND AMERICAN YACHTS. Illustrating and describing the most famous yachts now sailing in American and English waters. With a treatise upon yachts and yachting

      London, Chapman and Hall (Limited), 1890.. Early edition 1890, first published in the USA in 1887, oblong folio, approximately 275 x 340 mm, 10¾ x 13½ inches, "Illustrated with fifty photogravure engravings", pages: (6), 14, (1 - Plate List), + 50 plates each facing a page of description giving designer, builder and owner with launch date, dimensions and races won. Bound in the original publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, blind ruled frame to covers, 2 decorated initials to upper cover, dark green endpapers. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, minute nick to cloth on fore-edge of both covers, another to top edge of both covers, one or two minor marks to lower cover, front inner paper hinge starting to crack, binding firm, some minor pale foxing throughout, mainly to margins, occasionally a small pale fox spot on image, 10 mm (½") closed tear to lower edge of final description page. A very good clean tight copy, no inscriptions. A few plates have 2 to 4 images. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 262: Scenes Enfantines 4.

      Liebig, 1890.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 262: " Scenes Enfantines 4 " aus dem Jahrgang 1890 ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich und in Spanien erschienen / italienischer Titel: " Scene di Fanciulli 4 " ). Gezeigt werden: " Ouf! reposons nous sur ce banc. / Croirais tu qu'il y a dans ce pot 190 potages? / Depart pur la peche. / Pour la fete de grand' maman. / Un futur chef. / La lecon d' equilibre. " Zusammen 6 Bilder mit teils leichten Gebrauchsspuren ( gering berieben, gering fleckig ) - insgesamt aber gut erhalten. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        "Schäfer mit Hund und Herde" originales Ölgemälde auf Malpappe ca. 25x34cm; links unten signiert; unten rechts bezeichnet "Regenstein" um 1890

      . Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 38x47cm..

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        ["Das giessen der Blume am Ende des Tages."]. Seidenmalerei, chinesische.

      ca. 1890. 26 x 21 cm, Kleine Eckenabrisse (sehr fragile Seide), ansonsten schönes dekoratives Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 1320. Kopulierendes Pärchen in der konfuzianischen Stellung ["Hund der die Katze pflügt"].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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