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        Wood type

      1890. An assortment of over 200 pieces of wooden type, including two large indexes shaped like pointing hands, a dial with numbers 0 through 9, over 70 ornaments and fancy brackets, 25 corner pieces, and an array of borders in different patterns and lengths. The first wood type catalogue was published by Darius Wells in March 1828 to meet the need for large, cheap type for broadsides; wood was the perfect material, being half the cost of metal type, lightweight, and with a smooth, even surface. Many other manufactories joined the market, the most noted being William H. Page, Vanderburgh, and Hamilton. The type in this set comes from a few different sources. One large hand and many of the extension dashes and stars can be found in the Morgans & Wilcox catalogue for 1890. The other hand is from the William H. Page catalogue from 1878. Several more pieces, such as the wooden pointers, can be seen in a Hamilton Manufacturing catalogue from 1899. An interesting set illustrating the history of printing, in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        EIN TAG AUS DER KINDHEIT.

      No place, publisher or date, circa 1890.. Circa 1890, approximately 62 x 90 mm, 2½ x 3½ inches, covers in landscape format, contents portrait format, 12 panel concertina folding panorama, each panel with a large coloured illustration and different coloured thumbnail next to the 4 line verse below. Text in German. The sweet pictures show a mother talking to her baby, then as a toddler, school girl, her birthday, at Christmas etc. the last showing the young girl at her Confirmation. In the original publisher's thin cream card wraps, decorated with a green and pink border and 2 young women holding a scroll with the title on upper cover, in the middle of the lower cover is printed in smalll letters: "Deposé". No inscriptions, in Fine condition. A scarce ephemeral German children's panorama. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Cioccolato del Monte Rosa, G. De Dominici, Rossa (Novara). - Affichette originale.

      Torino, D. Peyretti, s.d. (vers 1890), - 54 x 29 cm, chromolithographie sur papier brillant, avec portes-affiches originaux en métal. Magnifique affichette de la fin du XIXe siècle en très bon état. Encadrement floral avec vue du Mont Rose, jeune fille en costume traditionnel et vue du village de Rossa.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Die Piraten

      Verlag Velhagen & Klasing Bielefeld und Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1890 - Format 4° V.& K. Roman-Bibliothek - , 345 S., davon entfallen auf Clark`s Roman 144 S., desweiteren enthalten " Die grüne Thür" von Klinckowstroem und " Das Traurigste von Assem" von Cantacuzene-Altiieri ,farbige Vorsatzpapiere,Originalganzleinen mit Deckel - und Rückentitel sowie hübschen Deckeldruck,gering berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock neuwertig , Erhaltung gesamt 2+ //

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Les Céramiques de la Grèce Propre, Tome I Histoire de la peinture des vases Grecs, Tome II Mélanges Archéologiques (complet)

      1888 - 1890 Paris Librairie de Firmin-Didot - 34 x 28 cm - (4)+VIII+420+ (2 blanches) pgs + 40 planches / (4)+260+(2 blanches) pgs + 41 planches - demi percaline, plats en cuir brun foncé, ticket rouge avec titre et auteur sur le dos - bel exemplaire, quelques notices en crayon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A. Van Zaelen antiquariaat]
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        Accademia Militare. Viaggio d'istruzione 1890. Itinerario illustrato dagli allievi

      S. e. In 8 oblungo, cm 31 x 23, 73 tavole in litografia su fondino (comprese tavole di indice e titolazione). Brossura editoriale illustrata in litografia. Lievi puntinature di ossidazione ma ottimo e genuino esemplare. Rarissimo album che descrive, attraverso i disegni degli allievi ufficiali partecipanti, il viaggio d'istruzione svoltosi nel 1890 attraverso la Valle Bormida, il Ponente ligure e la Valle Tanaro. Il viaggio, svoltosi tra il 23 luglio e il 5 agosto, tocco' i paesi di Cengio, Millesimo Altare, il Giovo, Savona, Vado, Finale, Melogno, Loano, Zuccarello, Garessio, Ceva. Le tavole raffigurano scorci delle localita' attraversate. Tra queste: Millesimo (varie vedute), Il forte Altare; Il castello di Cosseria; Il forte Tecci ad Altare; S. Annunziata (Altare); Forte Cascinotto (Altare); S. Andrea (Carcare); Carcare; Lodrino Sup.; Porto di Savona; Madonna del Sasso; Contadina del Giovo; Vado (il Vorsvarts che abbrucia); Finalmarina, Finalborgo; Varigotti; Finapia; Al Melogno; Osteria del melogno; Castel Govone; Forte del Melogno; Caprazzoppa; Loano; Zuccarello; S. Bernardo; Forte M. Arena; Garessio. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion

      Macmillan and Co., London 1890 - Complete in 2 volumes. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Decorated green cloth. 409,407 pp. 8vo. The classic study of world mythology and religion by Frazer, in the very rare 1st edition set. Gilt boughs to the covers, with gold titling, on green cloth; edges left untrimmed. Light wear to the spines and bumping to the corners, with bookplates on the pastedowns. Both interiors are very fine, crisp and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Roof Books]
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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE vol. I anno XIII

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1890. LATINO 0,3 Pagine ancora intonse, con bruniture del tempo e fioriture sparse, legatura lenta, tagli non rifilati, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con titoli neri, usura e strappetti ai bordi, piatto anteriore quasi staccato e rinforzato con nastro adesivo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Nursery Alice. With text adapted to nursery readers.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1890 - Small quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, decorations to boards gilt, two raised bands, titles to spine gilt, with inset coloured onlay to front cover replicating the frontispiece, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some light spotting and browning to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. Contains 20 coloured enlargements from Tenniel's illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". First published edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "For Margery, from the author, Mar. 25 1890." The original printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Dodgson in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. Five hundred copies were sent for issue in the USA but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example with "Price Four Shillings" on the title page being the earliest. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Les Contes Des Fees Racontes a Bebe: Par Sa Bonne Maman

      Paris: Librarie de Theodore Lefevre (Emile Guerin, Editeur). Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. First Edition. Wonderful French children's tale, c. 1890. Dozens of beautiful handcolored plates complement the text. A bright and VG quarto in its pictorial cloth, with very light soiling along several bottom page-edges. A very presentable copy though, solid and well-preserved.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Manuscript Lumbering Account Book - Register. A company lumber register, with wood type and size. With index. 1890.

      N.p. 1890.. 1890. Hardcover. Book Narrow 8vo. (23.5cm x 10cm), 252p., 5p.index, handwritten entries (pencil & ink), bound in half dark brown sheep and brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, inner linen hinges, very good, very rare (cgc) A lumber stock register. I have never had or seem any similar logging account manuscript books. - The index indicates lumber types and species: deals, red pine, spruce, tamarack, 1st and 2nd stumps, siding, good shorts, mill clulls, box siding, etc. An interesting record of types and sizes of wood common in the 1890's. Believed to be associated with the Ottawa Valley lumbering trade. - One entry mentions Perkins which we believe would be Perkins, P.Q., just north of Wakefield, still known for lumber. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1890 - 1890 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Parts

      1890. This is an 1890 Original Paperback Wisden, with facsimile spine and rear cover, adverts and the photoplate looks facsimile too. The original front cover is a bit worn but not bad,name to the top, the pages are very nice and white inside. A nice price.

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        Collectie of photographs of the construction of the Railwat between Machadodorp and Komatiepoort, South Africa

      ca. 1890. Original photographs, 61 albumen prints, ca 24 x 31 cm. (Two of them on decorative mounts, showing the semi-nude girlfriend of Derksen Staats). Derksen Staats (father of the painter J.J.Derksen Staat). One of many Dutchmen who worked for the Nederlandsch-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij (NZASM). Images from ca. 1890 onwards, on the construction of the railway between Pretoria and Maputo )Mozambique', which was opened in 1894. The images showing the section between Machadodorp and Komatiepoort, following the Krokodilrivier. Two images showing the Maputo Harbour and a Kiosk in Maputo) KEYWORDS:south africa/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Für mich soll's rote Rosen regnen" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.18x19,5cm; links unten signiert; um 1890 [Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen 37,5x39,5cm]

      - "It should rain red roses for me" original oil painting on wooden panel approx.18x19,5cm; signed bottom left; around 1890 [Dimensions of the leaf-gilt wooden frame 37,5x39,5cm.] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Boat-Quai, Singapore.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,8 x 27,7 cm on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/malaysia/singapore

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Krul Antiquarian Bo]
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        Groupportrait men and women, possible in Atjeh, Sumatra or Singapore.

      Singapore, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 22,4 x 28,3 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/indonesia/sumatra/atjeh

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        Place in Front of the Post Office, Singapore

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,9 x 27,3 cm on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/malaysia/singapore

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        Le Siècle amusant. Musée des hommes du siècle.

      Bruxelles, E. Lyon-Claesen, s.d., (vers 1890), - in-folio, titre illustré et 22 planches en couleurs par Amand, broché sous couverture de papier rouge inséré dans un carton à dessinDos manquant, couvertures défraîchies. Rare suite de caricatures assez réalistes, et jamais grotesques, du dessinateur belge Amand : I. Pasteur. - II. [Boulanger]. - III. Non légendé. - IV. Sadi Carnot. - V. [Eiffel]. - VI. Emile Zola. - VII. [Moltke]. - VIII. Stanley. - IX. [Rochefort]. - X. [Gladstone]. - XI. Bismarck. - XII. Non légendé. - XIII. Guillaume II. - XIII. Parnell. - XIV. Duc de Cambridge. - XV. Freycinet. - XVI. Victor Hugo. - XVII. Offenbach. - XVIII. Conscience. - XIX. Princes de Galles. - XX. Thiers. - XXI. François-Joseph. - XXII. Prince Victor Napoléon. Aucun exemplaire au CCF. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Oysters, And all about them

      John Richardson & Co., London 1890 - A rare comprehensive study of oysters in 2 Vols. Ex Reference Lib.Vol 1 Pub 1890, pp 1-642. includes Preface and Instructions. Vol 2 Pub 1891, Pub 1891, pp 643-1370. Both Vols (5x7.75)" Good tight copies. Library Bindings, rubbed spines & with Camberwell Library Bookplates in front endpapers and usual Library labels. This is a study of worldwide oyster culture. Chapters also on artificial oyster culture. Index from pp 1271-1368. pp1369-1370 is an appendix which is a copy of a fisherman's indenture (John Clarke) from 1704. These are heavy books and may incur extra postage charges. Images can be supplied on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Written By (PBFA Member)]
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        The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1783 [First UK Edition] FIRST UK EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Sampson, Low, Marston & Co.,, [1890]. 8vo., First UK Edition, with 18 plates containing 24 plans of naval battles, 3 full-page maps and large folding map; handsomely bound in blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled with anchor in gilt, gilt top, uncut, gilt blocking from original upper board and backstrip mounted on new and separate preliminaries, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Mahan's most celebrated work, written whilst still a captain and first published in Boston earlier the same year. It is here that Mahan coins the term 'sea power' and in a masterly opening chapter defines the elements of this concept. Thereafter he embarks on a stage-by-stage analysis of the maritime conflicts that resulted in Britain's naval supremacy, illustrating his strategic assessments with a flood of examples. After some while in the doldrums, Mahan's reputation as a naval historian and strategist is once again on the rise. Albion, p.211; Hattendorf, A2b; NMM V/1 514; Sandler 2196

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        Historical Romances Of William Harrison Ainsworth (In Twenty Volumes, Full Morocco With Matching Morocco Doublures): Guy Fawkes, Jack Sheppard, The Tower Of London, Boscobel, Talbot Harland, Crichton, John Law, The Manchester Rebels, Old St. Paul's, Windsor Castle, Rookwood, The Goldsmith's Wife, The Constable Of Bourbon, St. James's Or The Court Of Queen Anne, The Constable Of The Tower, Cardinal Pole, The Star-Chamber, The Lord Mayor Of London

      Philadelphia: George Barrie And Son [(Circa 1890/1912), 1900. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Engravings. Complete Set Of 20 Volumes, One Of 1000 Sets Of The Library Edition, Printed On Japan Vellum Paper, With Many Etchings In Each Volume, Each In Two States And Each With Tissue Guards. Undated, But Circa 1890-1912, When Barrie Was Producing Such Limited Edition Illustrated Sets. Unsigned Deluxe Binding In Full Morocco, Gilt, Five Bands, With Full Morocco Doublures, Heavily Gilt, And Silk Facing Endpapers, Top Edges Gilt. Slight Rubbing At Some Points On Edges; Tower Of London, Volume 2 Unfortunately Front Board Detached (Today) But Completely Present. A Rare Set When Complete And When Bound In Full Morocco. Weight About 60 Pounds, Shipping Weight About 80 Pounds, Postage At Cost.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Konvolut von handschriftlichen Noten und Texten.

      Salzburg, 1850 - 1890. - Priv. Einände. Das Konvolut besteht aus: Eine Mappe von 184 Notenblättern handschriftlich, meist rubriziert in rot blau. Einer Mappe "Lieder für gemischten Chor", fortlaufend nummeriet 187 - 366, alle handschriftlich. Einer Mappe bez. m. Haronium Nr. 1 - 186, alle handschriftlich, weiters Beilagen, sowie Verzeichnisse nach Seitenzahlen und Compositionen (2 Hefte). Eine Mappe bez. Sangweisen. Handschriften auf Pergament, dem 15. bzw. 16. Jahrhundert nachempfunden. Eine Mappe bez. "Erinnerungen", beginnend ab 1850 bis circa 1890 die Salzburger Liedertafel betreffend. Mit zahlreichen Dokument Zeichnungen meist chronologisch datiert. Circa 400 Blatt. In einer Klatte Schnorr s von Carolsfeld. Eine Mappe bez. "Orgel" mit handschriftlichen Abschriften klassischer Komponisten u. a. - Ein Liederbuch bez. "Bürger-Sänger - Zunft - München. Lithographisch vervielflältigt, 112 S. - Insgesamt eine Sammlung von Unikaten. Zugleich eine genaue Chronologie der Geschichte der Salzburger Liedertafel. - RARA.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. Compositions de Raphaël Collin gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion. Préface de Jules Clarétie

      1890 - [8]-VIII-190-[1] pages, 12 Paris, H. Launette, 1890, in-8, [8]-VIII-190-[1] pages, 12 gravures hors texte, maroquin bleu canard de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné, filets dorés, roulette et larges fers en encadrement des plats, double filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure [Ch. Weill Orléans], Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin du Marais. Édition richement illustrée de jolies figure dans et hors texte, toutes gravées à l'eau-forte d'après les illustrations de Raphaël Collin (1850-1916). Le texte donne la traduction, revue et corrigée par l'helléniste Paul-Louis Courier, de J. Amyot. In fine est retranscrite la lettre de Courier au libraire et éditeur Renouard, à propos d'une tache d'encre qu'il fit, par maladresse, sur un fragment inédit du célèbre texte de Longus. Très bel exemplaire, fine reliure signée Charles Weill (1815-1893), artisan à Orléans. Infimes accrocs aux mors et aux coins. Vicaire 5, 391. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Set aus drei blauen Leinenbänden.

       [Paris, ca. 1890]. 4°. (27,5 x 19 x 9 cm.). OLn.-Bde. d. 19. Jhdts. Mit Gold- u. Farbprägung. Einbandtitel: \"Aventures Extraordinaires d`un savant Russe\".Aufklappbare Buchattrappe m. 2 versenkten Schnapsgläsern u. 1 runden Fläschchen mit Münzapplikation (Franz Joseph I). Innen mit Marmorpaier unnd farb. Leinenintarisen ausgeschmückt. In sehr gutem Zustand. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Buchwesen

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        The First Crossing of Greenland

      First English edition. 2 vols. Numerous illustrations plus 12 plates and 5 folding maps. 8vo. Silver-pictorial cloth, top edges silver; cloth a little bumped at the extremities, spines lightly sunned, occasional foxing, old clear tape repairs to short tears to the blank stub panel (and the verso of one short fold) of the map, pp 129-144 and 161-176 are duplicated. But a very good copy. London,

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        H. Schedler's Celestial Globe (12 inches diameter)

      selterner Himmelsglobus ca. 1890, Durchmesser 12 inch (ca. 30,5cm), Höhe ca. 50cm, dreinbeiniger HolzfußPapier ist altergmäß dunkel mit eine paar Absplitterungen bzw. Fehlstellen, Sternzeichen - Holzring ist ein paar mal gebrochen (sitzt ab am Gestell noch gut auf und benötigt daher etwas Leim). Papier am Ring selbst ist ebenfalls sehr dunkel mit Fehlstellen. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne weitere Bilder.Joseph Schedler war ein Deutscher Immegrant der in New York und New Jersey arbeitet und Bücher und Globen herstellte. Seine Globen waren national und international preisgekrönt. Sein Son Hermann führte das Geschäft von etwa Ende der 1880er bis zur Jahrhundertwende fort.

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        The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1890 - A crisp, clean copy of the 1890 1st edition of Conan Doyle's second published book. 2nd state, 1 of 750 copies. Tight and VG+ in its original dark-brown cloth with bright gilt-lettering to front panel and spine. Very light fraying at spine crown, otherwise very solid and well-preserved. 12mo, 315 pgs. of text plus 16 pgs. of publisher's ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Darkest Africa.

      London: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited,, 1890. Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original dark red cloth, spines and front boards lettered and illustrated in grey, black and gilt, map endpapers in white and green. Wood-engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, photogravure frontispiece to vol. 2, 36 wood-engraved plates, numerous similar illustrations to the text, many full-page, large folding colour map to each volume, one further folding map to vol. 2, one colour plate, "Profile of the Ruwenzori". With a separately issued folding colour map laid in (short splits at edges of central fold, the image unaffected; see note). Contemporary bookseller's ticket (MacPhail of Galashiels) to vol. 2 rear pastedown. Spines rolled, extremities lightly rubbed, vol. 1 cloth variably mottled or faded, vol. 2 tips bumped and worn, and with a small dent to bottom edge of rear board, occasional spotting to text-blocks, short closed tear to stub of folding map in vol. 1, 10 cm closed tear to folding map facing vol. 2 p. 1, the image intact. A good copy. First edition, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To. D. Stewart Esq, the Provost of Aberdeen & Laird of Banchory as a souvenir of the grateful guest, with the special compliments of the author, Henry M. Stanley, 3rd July 1890" on the front free endpaper of volume 1, with the recipient's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. With an additional folding map laid in, J. G. Bartholomew's New Hand Map of Central Africa, Showing the Route & Discoveries of Stanley's Expedition, (London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1890), separately issued and untraced in libraries. David Stewart (1835-1919), a wealthy industrialist, was provost of Aberdeen from 1889 to 1894. During Stanley's visit he was awarded the Freedom of the City and delivered a lecture at the recently inaugurated branch of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, where "imperial and commercial interests were more to the fore [than in the Edinburgh branch, where scientific motives predominated] … In Aberdeen especially, interest in having a branch of the society was particularly prompted by Free Church of Scotland ministers and others with missionary interests in Africa" (Withers, Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520, p. 201). T Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered Ottoman governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha, who proved singularly resistant to being "rescued", his abandonment of his own rear column and his wider motives for his mission came under suspicion with the quick proliferation of accounts by other members of the expedition, but the book remains a classic of African exploration. In the course of the journey Stanley met Roger Casement, then in service on the Congo, discovered the great snow-capped range of Ruwenzori, the Mountains of the Moon, a new lake which he named the Albert Edward Nyanza and a large south-western extension of Lake Victoria. In Darkest Africa was quickly translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch, while sales of the English trade editions reached 150,000 copies. Despite this, presentation copies of the trade issue are strikingly uncommon.

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        MASTRO DON GESUALDO

      MILANO: FRATELLI TREVES, 1890. IIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 13 19,5. USATO

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        In Darkest Africa. Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

      London: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited, 1890 - 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original dark red cloth, spines and front boards lettered and illustrated in grey, black and gilt, map endpapers in white and green. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (MacPhail of Galashiels) to vol. 2 rear pastedown. Spines rolled, extremities lightly rubbed, vol. 1 cloth variably mottled or faded, vol. 2 tips bumped and worn, and with a small dent to bottom edge of rear board, occasional spotting to text-blocks, short closed tear to stub of folding map in vol. 1, 10 cm closed tear to folding map facing vol. 2 p. 1, the image intact. A good copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, photogravure frontispiece to vol. 2, 36 wood-engraved plates, numerous similar illustrations to the text, many full-page, large folding colour map to each volume, one further folding map to vol. 2, one colour plate, "Profile of the Ruwenzori". With a separately issued folding colour map laid in (short splits at edges of central fold, the image unaffected; see note). First edition, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To. D. Stewart Esq, the Provost of Aberdeen & Laird of Banchory as a souvenir of the grateful guest, with the special compliments of the author, Henry M. Stanley, 3rd July 1890" on the front free endpaper of volume 1, with the recipient's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. With an additional folding map laid in, J. G. Bartholomew's New Hand Map of Central Africa, Showing the Route & Discoveries of Stanley's Expedition, (London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1890), separately issued and untraced in libraries. David Stewart (1835-1919), a wealthy industrialist, was provost of Aberdeen from 1889 to 1894. During Stanley's visit he was awarded the Freedom of the City and delivered a lecture at the recently inaugurated branch of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, where "imperial and commercial interests were more to the fore [than in the Edinburgh branch, where scientific motives predominated] In Aberdeen especially, interest in having a branch of the society was particularly prompted by Free Church of Scotland ministers and others with missionary interests in Africa" (Withers, Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520, p. 201). T Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered Ottoman governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha, who proved singularly resistant to being "rescued", his abandonment of his own rear column and his wider motives for his mission came under suspicion with the quick proliferation of accounts by other members of the expedition, but the book remains a classic of African exploration. In the course of the journey Stanley met Roger Casement, then in service on the Congo, discovered the great snow-capped range of Ruwenzori, the Mountains of the Moon, a new lake which he named the Albert Edward Nyanza and a large south-western extension of Lake Victoria. In Darkest Africa was quickly translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch, while sales of the English trade editions reached 150,000 copies. Despite this, presentation copies of the trade issue are strikingly uncommon. Howgego IV S60. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Notre coeur

      Paul Ollendorff 1890 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1890, 13x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 5 Japon. Très bel exemplaire, tel que paru, enrichi d'une importante pièce autographe d'Elme-Marie Caro, 1 page à l'encre brune sur un feuillet double, s.d. [1887 ?]. Dernier roman de Maupassant, Notre Cœur est également l'un des plus autobiographiques. Fortement inspiré des célèbres « Salons » littéraires et artistiques tenus par des femmes du monde, que fréquentait Maupassant, le roman confronte un homme de lettres à l'une de ces maîtresses femmes du Paris de la fin du XIXème. Ainsi décrit-il Michèle de Burne : « un être raffiné, de sensibilité indécise, d'âme inquiète, agitée, irrésolue, qui semblait avoir passé déjà par tous les narcotiques dont on apaise et dont on affole les nerfs ». A travers cette femme moderne, libérée mais oppressante, qui ne trouve de plaisir amoureux que dans la réduction en esclave de son amant, Maupassant établit en creux le portrait de la comtesse Potocka dont il est un des plus fervents « Machabées » ou « morts d'amour », selon les règles du jeu littéraire instaurées dans son célèbre salon. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une précieuse « Convocation extraordinaire du Club des Machabées », amusante pièce autographe rédigée par le philosophe Elme-Marie Caro. La comtesse Potocka y est désignée en ces termes : « la Patronne, chef du Pouvoir Exécutif et Décoratif des Machabées » et la liste des « convoqués spécialement et d'office, sans atermoiements ni excuses » réunit quelques habitués du salon de la Comtesse : Clovis Bachelier, Adrien de Montebello, Olivier Taigny et Dubois y représentent l'administration, Jean Béraud et Henri Gervex le monde artistique, Georges Legrand, Elme-Marie Caro, Gustave Schlumberger les Lettres. « Le Président » de cette société n'est autre que Coquelin l'aîné de la Comédie française. Maupassant, bien qu'il n'apparaisse pas sur cette invitation tenait cependant un rôle majeur au sein de ce Salon puisqu'il était le « secrétaire perpétuel du Conseil permanent du Club des Machabées ». Précieux témoignage de cette fascinante comtesse qui inspira Maupassant mais également Marcel Proust pour sa duchesse de Guermantes et Aimé Guerlain qui créa pour elle son parfum Shaw's Caprice. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large paper after 5 Japan. A small angular lack on the second flat, first and last warning partially shaded page. Nice copy wide-margined. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Chemin de fer transsaharien : documents relatifs à la mission dirigée au sud de l'Algérie. I. Texte. Rapport de l'ingénieur en chef (A. Choisy). Rapport sur les travaux géodésiques et topographiques de la mission et études des lignes de Laghouat à El Goléa et de Biskra à Ouargla, par M. J. Barois. Rapport géologique. Géologie du Sahara algérien et aperçu géologique sur le Sahara de l'Océan Atlantique à la mer Rouge, par M. G. Rolland ; II. Planches. ; III. Texte. Hydrologie, statistique, météorologie ; rapports par M. G. Rolland. Anthropologie, zoologie, observations sur les conditions sanitaires ; rapports par M. le Dr H. Weisgerber. Liste des plantes, recueillies par M. P. Jourdan,. déterminées par M. le Dr J. Bonnet.

      Imprimerie nationale 1890 - 3 volumes grands in-4, les 2 premiers (texte et planches) : demi-chagrin cerise, dos à nerfs, filets bruns, 391 pp. figures dans le texte, tableaux - atlas de 7 pp. et 41 planches souvent plusieurs fois dépliantes, dont 9 cartes, 5 en couleurs, 8 héliogravures (fossiles, poissons) et 6 gravures par Henri Cresson. Accroc d’humidité à une planche de fossiles, sinon infimes rousseurs & bel exemplaire. Le troisième (texte) : demi-basane, dos lisse, filets noirs, 504 pp. Figures dans le texte. 3 pl. stat. repl. hors-texte. Découpe angulaire au titre et à la première page (atteinte au texte sur 4 ligne). Reliure fanée, dos passé et taché, coupes usées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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