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        The STAGE AND ITS STARS Past and Present (2 Vols.)

      Gebbie & Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA 1890 - 12 1/8" X 17 1/8" Two Volume Set! Hard bound in 3/4 leather and marbelized boards with title in gold on the spine. 5 Raised Bands form 6 sections on the Spine. No DJ as issued. AEG. Vol. I has [viii] + 104 pages of text and 56 full page photogravures with a full page description for each. Vol. II has [vi] + 114 pages of text and 56 full page photogravures with a full page description for each. The photogravures are printed on heavy weight stock and they are all in good bright condition. Each print has a tissue to protect it. Marbelized end pages. The covers bear the stamp of McGlinchey & Locke, Book Binders, Opp. Old South Church, Boston, so I believe this to be the original binding. "A gallery of dramatic illustration and critical biographies of distinguished English and American Actors from the time of Shakespeare till to-day." "128 Photogravure portraits and scenes from steel plates, and over 400 portraits in the text." "When the public receives the two magnificent volumes embellished with over one hundred character illustrations from steel photogravure plates, and over four hundred portraits of actors in the text, they will realize the fact that never before in connection with the literature of the Stage has such a costly and comprehensive work been attempted." Vol. I has some scuffing to the leather O/W Fine. Vol. II has a dent at the bottom of the back cover and a water stain at the upper right of the back pages of the text. None of the photogravures are affected. Packing and shipping will have to calculated after I have the buyer's zip code. Insurance will cost $11.20. The books weigh 24.5 pounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crystal Palace Antiques]
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        A Series of Picturesque Seats

      London: William Mackenzie,, [c.1890]. of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of Great Britain & Ireland. With descriptive and historical letterpress. Quarto, 6 volumes. Publisher's full red morocco, extra gilt on spine and boards, raised bands, marbled endpapers, roll to turn-ins, gilt edges. Complete with 240 colour plates. Some occasional light foxing, an unusually bright set in excellent condition. First published in parts under the title The County Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland.

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        Caesar's Column - a Story of the Twentieth Century

      F. J. Schulte & Company, Chicago, 1890, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 367 pages. "I paint a dreadful picture of the world-wreck which successful anarchism would produce." - from page 3. A remarkably prescient utopian science fiction novel. Bookplate of Stanley S. Zack inside front board. Unmarked. Textblock tight. Front hinge starting. Average wear to maroon cloth. Bright gilt lettering and decoration upon front board.Backstrip moderately sunned - its gilt lettering and decoration remain legible/visible. A quality copy of this important work.

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        IDUNA. Zeitschrift für Dichtung und Kritik. Hgg. von der Freien deutschen Gesellschaft für Literatur in Wien. Hefte 1-7, 1. u. 2. Jahrgang 1892/93.

      Lpz., Lit. Anstalt August Schulze.. Gr.-8°. Zus. 144 S.(Fortlaufende Paginierung). OBrosch. m. schwarzgedr. Tit. Einbde. rissig, tlw. fleckig u. gebräunt, im Seitensteg etw. angeschmutzt, 3 Einbandeckel tlw. od. ganz abgelöst, Vorderdeckel v. Hft.1 wasserfl., im Text papierbed. tlw. gebräunt.. Vgl. Dietzel/Hügel II; Weiermair Helmut, Lit. Zeitschr. Österreichs v. 1890-1900. Organ der gleichnamigen Vereinigung konservativer katholischer Wiener Schriftsteller. Iduna bestand zwischen 1891 und 1904 und wurde von dem österreichischen Dichter Johann Fercher von Steinwand (eig. Johann Kleinfercher, 1828-1902) als Kontrapunkt gegen Naturalismus und Jung-Wien ins Leben gerufen. Der Iduna gehörten unter anderem R. von Kralik, M. delle Grazie und R. Steiner an. Als 1896 der Schriftsteller Richard Kralik zusammen mit einigen Getreuen die Iduna verließ um sich dem Verband katholischer Schriftsteller und Schriftstellerinnen Österreichs anzuschließen, war dies eigentlich schon der Anfang vom Ende dieses Bundes. Als 1904 eine weitere Gruppe die Iduna verließ um sich der Wiener Schriftsteller-Genossenschaft anzuschließen, wurde die Iduna aufgelöst. - Sehr seltene, da nur für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft 'Iduna' hergestellte Vereinszeitschrift und daher kaum nachzuweisen. Uns vorliegende Hefte sind vermutlich alles erschienene. "Nrn.1-6 erschienen ab 1. März 1892, Nr.7 1893; dann wurde das Blatt stillschweigend eingestellt" (vgl. dazu Weiermair S.2). Bei Dietzel/Hügel ist vermerkt "Nicht zu erlangen, 1891-93 nachgewiesen". Geleitet von dem österreichischen Schriftsteller, Journalisten und engstem Jugendfreund Rudolf Steiners in Wien Fritz Lemmermayer (1857-1932) der ein führendes Mitglied der Schriftstellervereinigung war. Mit Beiträgen von Fercher v. Steinwand, Fritz Lemmermayer, Richard Kralik, Adolf Pichler, delle Grazie, Robert Plöhn, Hans Fraungruber, Guido List u.a.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Origin of the Aryans: An Account of the Prehistoric Ethnology and Civilisation of Europe

      Scribner & Welford, New York 1890 - Second American edition (originally published in the US in 1889). Front hinge amateurishly restored, although not particularly offensively, corner bumped and rubbed, near very good. Front fly, and rear pastedown stamped: "Personal. Morris (Moe) Berg." Signature of "E. Berg," almost certainly that of his sister Ethel Berg, with whom he spent a substantial part of his life, and who later wrote a very scarce and desirable biography, *My Brother Morris Berg. The Real Moe.* The first half of the book is extensively underlined by Berg in pencil, with occasional notes in his hand. Berg is a remarkable figure, a lower middle class Jewish boy born in New York who was a Princeton and Columbia Law School graduate and professional baseball player who spoke seven languages (and who inspired the remark, "and he can't hit in any of them"). He appeared on the quiz show *Information, Please!* and put on a dazzling performance, belying the image of the knuckle-headed ballplayer. He used his time on a barnstorming tour of Japan to film Tokyo Harbor, the footage of which proved important to the eventual American war effort, and later was a spy for the US both during and after WWII. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he refused (but which Ethel accepted on his behalf after his death). His baseball card is reportedly on display at CIA headquarters. His life inspired several books, among them Nicholas Dawidoff's 1995 biography *The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Palermo. Via Borgo.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 24,8 x 19,6 cm, mounted, photograph no. 271. KEYWORDS:italy/palermo/sicily.

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        LINDENIA, ICONOGRAPHIE DES ORCHIDEES. (VOLUME SIX)

      Gand (Ghent) 1890 - Large quarto 14x11 inches. VOLUME SIX. Contemporary half red morocco. Text and 48 chromolithograph plates. This volume complete. Some occasional mainly marginal spots as usual. Above average spotting to 11 plates. This volume plates numbered 241-288. SUPERB DECORATIVE ORCHID PRINTS.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Spain and Portugal with inset maps of Lisbon and its Environs and Madrid.

      1890 - This map of Spain and Portugal was issued by Rand McNally & Co. as part of the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide in 1890. The Rand McNally Company was the premiere mapmaker in the business and shipping map arena. This highly detailed map shows countries, cities and towns, various geographic features, and highlights the expansive railroad system of the time with great accuracy. Also included are two inset maps of Lisbon and Madrid.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        Les grands illustrateurs 3 siècles de vie sociale 1500-1800.

      Knorr & Hirth 1890 - Leipzig - Munich, Knorr & Hirth, s. d. (circa 1890). 6 vol. in 4 de 2304pp. (pagination continue), plus entre X et XX pages d'introduction à chaque volume, reliures en demi basane brune à coins de l'époque, dos à 4 faux nerfs garnis de chaînettes estampées, surlignés et soulignés de filets dorés, de pointillés dorés ainsi que de filets estampés et noirs, frises dorées à la tête et à la queue de chaque dos, titre doré, petit écusson doré représentant un P gothique surmonté d'une couronne au centre de chacun des plats, écusson que l'on retrouve en cachet bleu en bas de chaque page de titre, charnières très légèrement frottées, coupes très légèrement frottées, quelques petites épidermures, petits morceaux d'étiquettes contrecollés sur la partie supérieure interne des premiers contreplats des volumes II., III., IV., VI., titre en noir et en rouge sur chaque page de titre, tranches jaspées marron, 3498 magnifiques gravures en n/b, certaines à pleine page, d'autres dépliantes en 2 ou 3 parties, bel exemplaire. Georges Hirth (1841-1916), journaliste, écrivain et éditeur allemand fonda le magazine Jügend en 1896 qui contribua à populariser l'Art Nouveau en Allemagne et dans toute l'Europe. Il est l'auteur de: "Carnet de la guerre franco-allemande" en 1870-1874, ''Les formes de la Renaissance" en 1877-1879, ''Les pièces allemandes du gothique et de la Renaissance" en 1886. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        Jerusalem. Street Scene inside Jaffa Gate.

      ca. 1890, albumen print, 21,8 x 28,1 cm, on mount, photograph 188. KEYWORDS:palestine/jerusalem.

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Out of the Ashes

      Self published, New York, 1890, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedDempsey & Carroll, Out of the Ashes, New York: self-published, 1890. Quarto, pp. [34, 21 plates (printing samples), 15, 3, 3 plates (heraldry and die work), 6, 2 plates (color work), 100 paper samples, 46 (poetry)], gray cloth boards beveled at edges with red and gilt stamped lettering on upper panel, halftone photos. A genre-busting sample book with corporate history and poetry, published to celebrate the reopening of the company's building in Union Square, Manhattan, after it had been damaged by a fire -- hence the title. The photos provide a comprehensive tour of the establishment, even including the boiler room. In keeping with the company image, no expense was spared in the creation of this book. Scarce, with no others in the marketplace at this writing, 4 located by OCLC in institutional libraries. Condition of this book: Near fine with light wear at edges of boards. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Business, Finance & Marketing. Inventory No: 52238.

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        Italy & the Bahamas : Late 19th century scrapbook/album of engravings, photographs and postcards

      No publisher, ca. 1890-1909?, 1890, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood copy bound 1/4 leather over cloth. Spine worn with tape repairs, and some loss. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Bumped corners. Photographs and illustrations are all in a near fine or fine condtition. Further images available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Personal album/scrapbook containing engravings, original photographs, souvenir photographs and postcards, mainly of art and architecture in Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Verona, Bologna, Arezzo, Pavia, Perugia, Siena etc. (including over 50 original photos). Some of the illustrations have been taken from an article 'Vanishing Rome', Magazine of Art, 1890. There is a 2-page section with portraits of Roman emperors and a 3-page section on Dante. Includes some personal postcards dated 1909 (addressed in the main to La Famiglia Vedovato (Padova)) and 11 original photos from a holiday in the Bahamas. Front cover title label: Italy (some are copies). There are ca. 30 leaves of stiff card. 30 x 24cm.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Game: Folding Board game "Bicycle Race and Skating Rink. Five Games in One."

      n.p., c. 1890. (GAME, BICYCLING) 24 x 9 1/2 inches. Wooden frame with chromolithographic panels on front lid and lower panel. Printed on inside as well with skating rink

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        A Thousand Miles On An Elephant In the Shan States

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

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        HAMBURG UND SEINE BAUTEN, UNTER BERUCHSICHTIGUNG DER NACHBARSTADTE ALTONA UND WANDSBECK,

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

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        Fixed Bayonets:

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

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

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

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        Escalier allant au St - Sépulchre.

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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Genova. Ponte Federico Guglielmo.

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

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        Cuban Bull Fight Album

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Herbier des Prairies 19ème réalisé par Sylvain VACHERET - Ecole Pratique d'Agriculture - SAINT-REMY - HAUTE SAÖNE.

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

      [Bookseller: BOUQUINERIE SAINT-LAMBERT]
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        Untitled (East Hampton Windmill)

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

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        Fables de La Fontaine

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

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        WORKS OF HONORE DE BALZAC (40 vols, complete)

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

      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
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        MERLETTI

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

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        TRUANDAILLES.

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

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        THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS WITH STANDARDS FOR JUDGING

      LONDON CASSELL - A SUPER COPY, NEWLY REBOUND IN RED HALF-LEATHER OVER MAROON CLOTH, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES ON BLACK LABELS, NEW MARBLED ENDPAPERS, ELABORATE GILT DESIGN TO SPINE PANELS. NO DATE BUT CIRCA 1890. WITH 50 FULL COLOUR PLATES FROM PAINTINGS BY J W LUDLOW AND MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Alexandre Hotel, Penang.

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

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

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

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        Fytche Square Rangoon.

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

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        A THOUSAND MILES ON AN ELEPHANT IN THE SHAN STATES

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

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        War-Path and Bivouac

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

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        War-Path and Bivouac or The Conquest of the Sioux

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

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

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

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        THE DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, INCLUDING FORT SUMTER AND THE ADJACENT ISLANDS, 1863-1865

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

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Le Compteur kilometrique parisien, ou dictionnaire etymologique, historique et descriptif des rues et monuments de Paris. Avec methode nouvelle d'evaluation des distances, etc.

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

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

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

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        Pen and Ink Drawing Signed "F. Opper"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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