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        History of Greece and of the Greek People, from the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat. 1890. Edition de luxe. Four volumes in two sections each. 582; 664; 662; 598 pp. Translated and edited by M.M. Ripley. Introduction by J.P. Mahaffy. Containing over two thousand engravings, including maps, plans, and colored plates. Near fine with light rubbing to boards and tanning to the paper spine labels. Number 383 of a thousand numbered copies printed on linen vellum paper. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1890. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Some toning to the text. Neatly and recently rebacked retaining the original spine, the cloth clean and bright. Near Fine. Small octavo (3-1/4" x 5-5/8") in original flexible blue cloth. A Grolier American 100 book, this would be a run-of-the-mill copy but for the remarkable holograph additions by Holmes within. On the recto of the ad page before the title page announcing other titles by Holmes the author has handwritten the last and best known stanza of his famous poem "The Last Leaf"--"And if I should live to be/The last leaf upon the tree/In the spring,/Let them smile, as I do now,/At the old forsaken bough/Where I cling"--and SIGNED with his initials and the dates 1831 and 1890 corresponding to the date of authorship and the date of the inscription. There is some light feathering to the ink on some of the words which is likely why the poem is lightly striked with an x in pencil and written out AGAIN by Holmes on the light yellow front endpaper, again in ink, and SIGNED as before. In addition, on the front blank between the two pages with the holograph manuscript, the author has INSCRIBED and SIGNED the book: Dr. W. E. Rust/with the kind regards of/Oliver Wendell Holmes. Dr. Rust was a surgeon operating in California in the 1850s and was contracted by the U.S. Government in the 1870s to work with the Apaches.

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        Notice historique sur la Chatellenie d'Auneau (Eure-et-Loir) , érigée en baronnie en 1603.

      Paris: Paul Dupont, 1890 - Edition originale, in-8; [iv], 187p., 4p. (Fief de la Vieille-Court); 2p. (Hugues seigneur d'Auneau); 30p. Etude supplémentaire, Paris: Paul Dupont, 1894; 16p. Nouvelle note sur Bureau de la Rivière et sa famille, Paris: Paul Dupont, 1895.; portrait de l'auteur, 8 planches hors-texte dont tableau généalogique de Marie de la Rocheguyon, et planche double représentant la "Défaite des Reitres" en 1587. Reliure signée Affolter en demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, plats, gardes et tranches marbrés. Avec envoi de l'auteur à son petit-fils Jacques Lefebvre, daté Auneau 1895. Rousseurs sur la serpente du frontispice, autrement en bel état. Rare étude historique par le propriétaire du château d'Auneau, situé à environ 25 km de Chartres, et site de la bataille de novembre 1587, lors de laquelle le duc de Guise fit reculer les Protestants. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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      Pennsylvania Railroad Athletic Association, 1890 Includes a history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a short article on "The New York and Chicago Limited," and a Historical Sketch of the Pennsylvania Railroad Athletic Association. 168 pages with numerous full page engravings, plus, with few exceptions, full page ads with engravings of railroad products. Bound in original brown cloth over beveled boards, with extensive lettering, designs and medallions stamped in gilt. Library plate on the front paste-down endpaper. No pockets or other fixed sheets were ever present. Small call number on the spine. A very good copy.. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        La collection Spitzer

      "Maison Quatin, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts; London: M.M. Davis" Paris: "Maison Quatin, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts; London: M.M. Davis". 1890. "Edition ltd. to 600 copies, 6 volumes, large, heavy folio, titles in red and black with engraved vignette, half-titles, 345 chromolithographs, collotypes, and heliogravures (some tinted), numerous engraved text illus. and ornamental initials printed in red and black, text ruled in red throughout; three-quarter maroon crushed Levant over marbled boards, a.e.g.; perforated stamp in title-pp., traces of neat removal of stickers at base of spine, small rubberstamp in each vol. on last page of text, otherwise a fine and impressive copy, with only very minor scuffing. Massive and beautifully produced catalogue of the Spitzer collection of furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and arms and armor from antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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      Unione Tipografica Editrice 1890-1897 Nove volumi in 4to piccolo illustrati da 5000 incisioni intercalate nel testo e tavole separate in litografia. Torino, Napoli, Roma, Milano, Unione Tipografica Editrice. Neumayr L. Storia della Terra. Traduzione di L.Moschen. 1896-97. Due volumi; pp.XVI,653; XV,714. Unito: Ranke G. L?Uomo. Traduzione di R.Canestrini. 1890-92. Due volumi; pp.XII,650; XI,664. Unito: Ratzel F. Le Razze Umane. Traduzione di M.Lessona. 1891-96. Tre volumi; pp.XI,832; XI,907; VIII,830. Unito: Kerner di Marilaun A. La vita delle Piante. Traduzione di l.Moschen. 1892-95. Due volumi; pp.XI, 716; XII,947. Nove volumi. Mezza pergamena coeva con angoli, titoli e fregi in nero ai dorsi.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Privates-Original-Musterbuch für Porzellanmalerei.

      ca.1890 - 8°, 22 gefalzte Blatt mit zahlr. mehrfarbigen Zeichnungen., Lose Blatt, Kleine Randläsuren (holzhaltiges Papier), sonst schönes Exemplar. 6 S. mit Abbildungen von Zierschriften, Monogrammen u. Namenszügen. Weiters dargestellt: 11 Vasen (4 nur m. Blei), 54 Tassen, 2 Schüsseln, 1 Bierhumpen, 4 Pfeifenköpfe. Die Zeichnungen wurden sauber mit Bleistift vorgezeichnet und gekonnt bemalt. 600 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Paa Ski over Grønland. En Skildring af den norske Grønlands-Ekspedition 1888-89.

      H. Aschehoug, Kristiania (Oslo) 1890. 704 sider. Illustreret af A. Bloch, Th. Holmboe, Eiv. Nielsen og E. Werenskiold. Med 4 farveplancher og et foldet kort og et foldet diagram. Originalt blåt komponeret helshirtingsbind med forgyldt titel og illustrationscollage på forpermen. Lille rift på fribladet og et samtidigt navn på titelbladet. Fantastisk velholdt eksemplar. Herligt eksemplar af Nansens beskrivelse af den Grønlandsfærd, der gik forud for hans navnkundige ekspedition med Fram gennem Polhavet 1893-96. Nansens noget nær utrolige evne til at trodse polarklimaets udfordringer skyldtes ikke mindst de erfaringer han fik på Grønland

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire akter.

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1890 - Octavo. Original pale green paper wrappers printed in red and black. Brown cloth slipcase and chemise. A little browned as usual, wrapper edges very slightly chipped in places, a very good copy. First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England for advance publication there five days earlier than this. This first published edition is more often encountered in a decorative cloth case binding: the wrappers issue is a rarer survival. The text was published on 16 December 1890, but the play was not premiered until 31 January 1891, at the Königliches Residenz-Theater, Munich. PMM 375.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Furniture and Decoration in England during the Eighteenth Century. Facsimile Reproductions of the Choicest Examples from the works of Chippendale, Adam, Richardson, Heppelwhite, Sheraton, Pergolesi and others

      London, Bumpus 1890-1893.. 2 Bde. in 4 geb. 2°. 21 S. VIII, 200 Taf. mit je 1 Textbl. OHLdr. mit Goldpräg. Ecken u. Kanten berieben, tlws. fingerfleckig. Plates of chairs, tables, cabinets, mirrors, chimneypieces, friezes and carvings reproduced from the originals, often on a larger scale. Almost the first facsimiles of English furniture pattern books and an instance of a dealer-for Aldam Heaton had his own firm - increasing public interest in his stock by a scholarly publication on it.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Osnabrück." Blick auf die Stadt aus der Vogelschau (Ballonperspektive)

      Lithographie von Friedrich Lahrmann für G. Elstermann 1890. 43.5x69 cm. - Nicht bei Israel/Borchers. Blick von Südwesten auf Osnabrück mit der von Baumreihen auf den ehemaligen Wallanlagen umgebenen Alt- und Neustadt im Zentrum. Die Straßenzüge der Stadtteile sind sorgfältig und genau dargestellt. Nach Norden weiter Blick über landwirtschaftlich genutzte Flächen auf Waldgebiete in der Ferne. Detailliert sind die am Stadtrand angesiedelten Industrieanlagen und Fabriken, darunter die Klöckner Stahlwerke auf dem Areal an der Eisenbahn, dargestellt und die Nord-Süd- und Ost-West-Achsen der Eisenbahnlinien zu sehen. Im Vordergrund die Stadtteile Westerberg, Katharinenviertel und Wüste, deren noch geringe Bebauung durch Freiflächen mit Gärten, Baumbestand und Brachland unterbrochen wird. Interessantes Zeitdokument für die Stadtgeschichte und -entwicklung. Schönes Exemplar dieses gesuchten Blattes in bestem Erhalt, lediglich 1 Randeinriss (5mm im Himmel) und 1 Einriss im weißen Papierrand bis an die Abbildung restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        A Thousand Miles Up the Nile - 2 Volumes / A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest / Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys: A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites. ALTHOGETHER 4 VOLUMES IN ORIGINAL SLIPCASE

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1890. SUPERNATURAL FICTION. Uniformly bound in red and creme coloured cloth, with gilt designs and borders [still bright], top edges gilt, each in a red silk dust wrapper, all housed in the original slipcase covered in red silk [slipcase in Good++ Condition, no breaks]. Each book retains its original silk ribbon page marker. Discoloration with light foxing on the endpapers, spines of dust jackets slight age darkened, slip case age darkened.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        Das Kapital / Buch One

      Hamburg: Verlag Von Otto Meissner, 1890 Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meissner, 1890. Two Forewords by Marx himself, two more Forewords by Friedrich Engels. Entire text in German. Fourth Edition. Octavo, [XXXII] 739 pp. Half russet morocco leather with brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Light peripheral wear; dedication page separated, some paper repair to last page of text at lower right corner (not affecting text), occasional light pencil annotations in German, else better than Very Good. Please see scans. A scarce early Meissner edition of Book One of Karl Marx's seminal political/economic treatise, Das Kapital, in the original German, as he wrote it. Here was first propounded, in depth, the notion that a capitalist's profit from materials and machinery is ultimately impossible, and thus must be taken from workers through forced labor beyond the measure of compensation offered for that labor. Regardless of how much merit Marx's views in the end did or did not contain, there is no doubting the depth of thought and work that went into the clear expression those views, nor the impact that the publication of Das Kapital has had on this planet since. A sturdy, handsome, even elegant binding after the German fashion of the time. With two forewords by Friedrich Engels, in addition to two of Marx's own, running to about thirty pages in total. L-39n

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        Pensees De Pascal Sur La Religion Et Sur Quelques Autres Sujets

      GARNIER FRERES, PARIS 1890 - Brown leather spine with marbled boards. Gilt title/design on spine. Book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs, and mild discoloration. Front/back hinge cracked. Foxing and browning pages. Few pencil notations/underlining from the previous owner. DATE PUBLISHED: 1890 EDITION: NOUVELLE 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sun Dial: A Poem

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1890. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. Limited edition, number 33 of 50 copies printed on Japan paper and bound in full vellum. 4to, np. Profusely illustrated and decorated by George Wharton Edwards, including engravings, woodcuts, illustrated initials, and more. With original tissue guards, gilt stamped cover. A very good+ copy with slight bowing to the boards, as is common with vellum bindings, light soil and bump to the upper front corner. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. A very rare volume with no copies online or in auction records.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        DE GESCHIEDENIS VAN ANTWERPEN 8 delen, 1e druk

      Antwerpen . Gebonden in originele banden destijds, 8 delen incl aanhangsel. De rijke geschiedenis van Antwerpen tot 1890. beschreven in acht delen met vele illustraties en uitslaanbare platen. o.a. van LINNIG, met register enige editie van 1890, in goede staat, hier en daar roestplekken zoals gewonelijk. fraaie set.

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        On Early Law and Custom; New Edition, 1890; Prize Binding.

      1890 - Maine, Sir Henry Sumner [1822-1888]. On Early Law and Custom. London: John Murray, 1890. 402 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary signed morocco binding (by J. Low), all edges gilt, gilt spine with raised bands, gilt heraldic device of the Law Society of the United Kingdom to front board, presentation bookplate to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to extremities, negligible light fading to spine, boards slightly bowed, crack to text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Interior notably fresh. * "New Edition." First published in 1883 as, Dissertations on Early Law and Custom. Like the equally distinguished Village Communities in the East and the West (1871) and the Early History of Institutions (1875), this treatise considers aspects of traditional societies to establish and illustrate the normal process of development in legal and political ideas, most notably freedom of contract. "Maine indicates the place in the development of a legal system of such agencies as legal fictions and equity. He explains the history of the concept of a law of nature; and in his account of the contrast between primitive and modern society--between the place which the law of persons occupies in primitive and modern law--he comes to the famous conclusion that the government of progressive societies has been from status to contract.": Holdsworth, History of English Law XV: 363-4. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 16:600. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        The writings of James Russell Lowell in 12 Volumes

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1890. Limited edition to 300. "Description: 12 v. Large Paper Edition. Fronts. (v. 1, 7, 9, 12, ports. ) 23 cm. Notes: Each volume has special t. -p. Monochrome portrait frontis (tissue-guarded) . ""Three hundred copies printed for America. No. 197 with the exception of 'The Old English Dramatists. No. 189"". Originally in 10 vols. , revised by author; v. [11-12] not numbered, added later by C. E. Norton. Subjects: European literature - History and criticism. .. [12 Volumes] - (Contents: v. 1-4. Literary essays. --v. 5. Political essays. --v. 6. Literary and political addresses. --v. 7-10. Poems. --[v. 11] Latest literary essays and addresses. 1891.--[v. 12] old English drama." "An exceptional set in the original vellum-backed boards. Spines paper-labeled. Slightest overall suggestion of dust-toning. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volume 1 contains previous owner's pasted newspaper clippings. Unread and unopened copy. Additional scans available upon request. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Mapa del Ferrocarril Central Mexicana desde Paso del Norte hasta Mexico. Compañia Limitada. Escala 10 millas = 1 pulgada Inglesa.

      Mexico: Ferrocarril Central Mexicana Compañia Limitada, Circa 1890-1910. Lithograph printed in white on blue background. 27 x 115 inches. 68 x 294 cm.& Clean tear of 12 inches; 30 cm. Few marginal tears sobre este estampa muy grandey larga.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Sign of Four

      London: Spencer Blackett,, 1890. Octavo (180 × 120 mm). Recent red calf by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments, blue and green calf labels, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Original cloth retained. Frontispiece. Contents fresh. A lovely copy, handsomely bound. First edition of the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. The first issue with the Spencer Blackett imprint at the foot of the spine of the retained original cloth, the page number 138 on the contents leaf missing the 8, and wishes misspelt on page 56 as "w shed". A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Years in Western China: a Narrative of Three Journeys in Ssu-ch'uan, Kuei-chow, and Yun-nan

      London: George Philip, 1890. Blue cloth decorated in copper with silver lettering. Decorated endpapers. 302 pp plus 4 pp ads.. eight (8) fukll page illustrations plus folding map. Edgewear ink inscription to half title. Last blank is torn with half page missing. No text lost. Very nice copy of this book.. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG. 8vo.

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        In Darkest Africa

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited,, 1890. or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. 2 volumes, demy quarto. Original dark brown half morocco, japon on bevelled boards with the title, flag of Emin Pasha and Stanley's signature to the upper boards gilt, title gilt to spines, dog-tooth roll gilt to the spine and corner edges, top edges gilt, others uncut, dark brown silk page-markers still intact, and in place. Titles printed in red and black, photogravure portrait frontispiece of Stanley on India paper mounted, printed by Lemercier from a photograph by Walery, similar Lemercier-printed frontispiece to volume II, and 44 plates, 6 of them etchings printed in sepia, signed in pencil by G. Montbard, the rest printed on India paper and mounted, 4 maps, 3 of them folding, the 2 large area maps linen-backed, 1 folding printed table, and 103 illustrations in the text, 3 of them full-page. The japon a little discoloured and slightly rubbed as often, but the morocco solid, clean and unchipped, joints barely creased, tan-burn from the turn-ins, occasional foxing verso of the mounting sheets, plates unaffected, and the etchings showing some slight marginal discolouration, but overall a very superior copy of a set which while handomely presented, is often encountered somewhat tired and unprepossessing. First edition, edition de luxe. Number 195 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered 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 have all come under suspicion then and since, 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. Translations of In Darkest Africa appeared quickly in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch while sales of the English trade editions reached 150,000 copies.

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        The Works of Shakespeare [The Gilbert Shakespeare]

      London: Routledge. hardcover. near fine. Gilbert, John. Complete in one volume. Edited by Howard Staunton. With a new portrait and 511 illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. 675 pages printed on thin paper with text in triple columns. Thick 4to, highly decorative original brown cloth with ornate blind & gilt-stamped covers and spine. London: George Roiutledge & Sons, (no date, circa 1890). A near fine copy in a lovely binding.

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        The Cabinet Portrait Gallery Reproduced from Original Photographs by W & D Downey. First Series

      London Cassell & Co Ltd 1890. VG : in very good condition. Spine scuffed with end wear. Teg First Edition Quarter-leather cover 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 96pp. 36 b/w plates mounted on card. Contents comprise 36 mounted portrait plates of notable personalities and royalty from late Victoria Society with accompanying biographical details. Subjects include The Duke and Duchess of Fife, Some leading Actresses, Sarah Bernhardt, Lord Armstrong, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Westminster, Signor Piatti, Mrs Langtry, Professor Huxley, Sir Frederick Leighton and Sir Henry Ponsonby. The photographers William and Daniel Downey were one of the leading London portrait photographers in the late nineteenth centaury.

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        A Thousand Miles Up the Nile - 2 Volumes / A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest / Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys: A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites. ALTHOGETHER 4 VOLUMES IN ORIGINAL SLIPCASE

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1890 - SUPERNATURAL FICTION. Uniformly bound in red and creme coloured cloth, with gilt designs and borders [still bright], top edges gilt, each in a red silk dust wrapper, all housed in the original slipcase covered in red silk [slipcase in Good++ Condition, no breaks]. Each book retains its original silk ribbon page marker. Discoloration with light foxing on the endpapers, spines of dust jackets slight age darkened, slip case age darkened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The Story of a Regiment; Being a Narrative of the Service of the Second Regiment, Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War of 1861-1865, by Judson W. Bishop, Written and Published For, and by Request of the Surviving Members of the Regiment"

      Minn; St. Paul, 1890. 1st Edition. "Description: 2 p. L. , 256 p. Front. , port. 21 cm. Subjects: United States. Army. Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865) . US--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories." "Assorter newspaper clippings inserted. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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      London: William Heinemann, 1890.. Three volumes. Original cloth. Spines a little darkened, some modest soiling to cloth, modest edgewear, a bit of soiling to top edges, otherwise a good set. Signature of J.H. Fowler, dated "1890," on front free endsheet of the first volume. First English edition of Frederic's third book, an historical novel set about 125 years earlier in the author's native Mohawk River valley. According to BAL, the New York (Scribner) edition was published on 11 Oct. 1890; this London edition was "listed PC Nov. 1, 1890." The author's only triple-decker and a very rare book. He had moved to England in 1884 to act as the London correspondent for the New York TIMES, and although all of his novels were written there, the first eleven, including his best known work, THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE, were set in the U.S. His last three novels -- two of them published posthumously -- featured English settings. BAL 6269n.

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        Fényes napok. [Strahlende Tage].

      [ATR?],, o. O. [Budapest?], 1890 - o. O. [Budapest?], [ATR?], o. J. [um 1890]. o. Pag. [3 Bll.] Illustr. OHlwd. In ungar. Sprache. Aufdruck "ATR E/3". - Gbrsp., berieben, stockfleckig. - "Unzerreisbares" Kinderbuch mit chromolithographischen, farbigen Illustrationen auf vier Doppelseiten. Extrem selten. Ungarisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: L. Genonceaux, 1890.. Small quarto. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by Georges Crette, original wrappers bound in. A few small rubs to joints, otherwise about fine. First French edition, preceded by a pamphlet printing in Amsterdam ca. 1886. Illustrated with a color frontispiece by E. Tanguy, a facsimile of the author's manuscript, and a number of plates and maps of different vintages. With Huysmans's signed presentation inscription on the half title to Jean Lorrain. From the Kettanah collection with the gilt bookplate. TALVART & PLACE (HUYSMANS) 13b.

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        Advertising Poster] Captain Antifer by Junes Verne. 72 Full-page illustrations. 12mo, Cloth $1.25

      [New York]: Powers & Stein, 185 Sixth Avenue, [n.d. ca. late 1890s] - (VERNE, JULES) 12 x 16 inches. Printed in green and red on yellow coated stock, with four vignettes of illustrations for this edition. Some chipping at margins, not entering image

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      1890. 2. ABC. (MOVEABLE) ABC SURPRISE BOOK verse by Clifton Bingham. London: Nister ca 1890. Small 4to (7 3/4 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards. Light tip wear and tabs strengthened else VG and in working order. Each verso has four 5-line rhymes about a different letter of the alphabet. Facing each text page is a tab operated slatted moveable page. 4 letters of the alphabet are stationary and as the slat is pulled, the pictures for each letter dissolve into new images for the specific letter (six moveables in all, I-J and X-Y being combined into one slat each). This is a clever ABC and a rare Nister mechanical. Peeps in Nisterland p. 335.

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        Gesammelte Romane und Novellen. 12 Bände.

      Deusches Verlagshaus Emil Dominik bzw. Bd. 1 u. 9-12: F. Fontane (1890)-1891, Berlin - 8vo. Mit einem Portrait in Photogravüre. Reich verzierte u. geprägte blaue OLwd. Geäderter Schnitt. WG 33. - Die erste Gesamtausgabe in einem schönen Exemplar. - Band 1, wie so oft, in 2. Auflage bei Friedrich Fontane erschienen. - Einbände leicht berieben, in Band 1 zu Beginn u. Ende einige Stockflecke, sonst nur ganz wenige vereinzelte Fleckchen. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sea-Side [Seaside] Scribblings for Visitors or How to Make the Most of a Holiday Jaunt

      Jarrold & Sons, Paternoster Row, London - Undated but B.L. has [1890]. Pictorial hard boards [harbourside scene]. Pp 139 + 5 pages publisher's lists. Spine strip missing but boards still well attached]; rubbing to board edges and scuff to read board; boards a bit grubby; light foxing to eps; a couple of small, university bar code labels but no pocket or loan list; period ink inscription to inside front board:-' Jarrold & Sons Ltd Printing Office Copy' - similar to pages 81 and 121. The book contents are overall clean and sound with text and illustrations in good order. Images/further information available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Falkland Islands Annual Report. 1890 - 1938; 1947 - 1973.

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1890 - 1973, London: - A run of 62 annual reports on the state and condition of the Falkland Islands. OCLC records only 12 holdings of the 1891 - 1930 section (OCLC 5739934). In actual fact the report was first issued for the year 1888, but no records are recorded on OCLC. 8vo, each report 10 to 20pp. From 1928 to 1938, which are hand stitched, with black and white maps at the back of the volume. From 1947 to 1973 there was a color printed fold out map issued with each volume; these are bound in a stiff wrapper. Many in this time period were bi-annual. Some library stamps on the later numbers, o/w very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Répertoire chromatique. Solution raisonnée et pratique des problèmes les plus usuels dans l'étude et l'emploi des couleurs. 29 tableaux en chromo, représentant 952 teintes différentes et définies, groupées en plus de 600 gammes typiques.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars 1890 - In-folio de XI, (1), 144, (4) pp., 29 planches h-t. Toile verte, plats estampés et dorés. (Reliure de l'éditeur.) Seule édition. Illustré de 29 planches en chromolithographie, dont le frontispice. Le livre est dédié à la mémoire de Chevreul, dont les travaux n'ont pas abouti à des "solutions pratiques", qui sont ici proposées. Charles Lacouture (1832-1908), professeur de sciences naturelles à Metz, propose une " trilobe synoptique" permettant une vue comparative des couleurs. Il part des trois couleurs de base, (rouge, bleu, jaune), en leur attribuant une lettre et pour les nuances, un chiffre. Ce qui lui permet d'établir des formules mathématiques. Complet de la serpente imprimée en face de la première planche. Très bel exemplaire. // // //

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        On the Re-Appearance ['Recurrence'] of Cancer After Apparent Extirpation With Suggestions for its Prevention, and General Remarks on the Operative Treatment of Malignant Growths

      London J & A Churchill 1890. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Maroon/gilt hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). vi, 146pp; +16pp catalogue.

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        The Tragic Muse

      London: Macmillan and Company 1890., 1890. First English Edition. Three volumes, crown octavo. Bound in original blue cloth, titled in gilt, coated black endpapers. No ownership names, internally clean, Mudie's library labels to all volumes (one neatly removed), bindings shelfworn, text blocks shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters. A used but serviceable and inexpensive set, housed in a robust fleece-lined slipcase. Henry James' classic comedy of manners, this was his final triple decker. 500 copies only. Edel & Laurence A34b. Supino 34.8.0.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Album con exsiccata (felci).

      Subject: (Exsiccata - Erbario). Album in-4to di (48) pp. con 100 specie classificate oltre a circa 50 prive di nome. Nell'album vi sono anche 12 belle e grandi scraps cromolito; lievi bruniture ma bella collezione (1890 circa).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Red Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, 1890. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated in b/w by H.J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. 367 plus 16pp. Thick 12mo, handsomely rebound in full crimson crushed morocco with the original ornate gilt-stamped pictorial red cloth bound in.A.e.g. London & New York: Longmans Green and Co., 1890. First Edition. Fine. The second Fairy book.

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        Lover or Friend?

      1890. first edition. 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)

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        Un Empereur bysantin au Dixieme Siècle , NICEPHORE PHOCAS

      Firmin-Didot - Paris 1890. 1 volume /1. -- Reliure demi chagrin havane à coins. Format in-4°( 28,7 x 22 cm )( 3550 gr ). -----IV-779 pages avec 4 chromolithographies, 3 cartes ( dont une en couleur et à double page ) et 240 gravures d'après les originaux ou d'après les documents les plus authentiques. ******************* [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Kbh., P. G. Philipsens Forlag. 1890. 8vo. Elegant blått helskinnsbind. Med strekdekor på fordekkelen og blinddekor på bakdekkelen. 333 s.. Ex libris

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        Fete Foraine

      A. Capendu, Paris - Scarce juvenile title celebrating French carnival. N.d., circa 1890. Small folio-sized, 31 by 25 cm. 16 pp., including wraps. Vivid chromolithographs, whose artful juxtapositions aid in transporting us back to the nineteenth century carnival and to see the kinetic energy and color of such occasions through a child's eyes. Here is the wonderment without the grime and sordidness that was surely the underside of peripatetic productions. The illustrations bring to life "les Animaux Savants", the wild animals, the organ grinder, the souvenir vendors, Punch and Judy, the minstrel band, the jugglers, the balancing acts, Indianqs, the monkeys, balloons, and then such innocent fun as cycling. No copies located on OCLC. Light soling scattered. Minor roughness by the spine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Melbourne. First Edition. Hardcover. Containing a sketch of the industrial and economic progress of the Australasian Colonies during the first century of their existence: and of the exhibition held in Melbourne, Victoria, to commemorate the close of that period: also records of the manner in which the work of the different sections of the exhibition was carried out, the official awards of the Executive Commissioners, the catalogue of exhibits, together with sundry illustrations. Published by authority of the Executive Commissioners for the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1890. Ex Mechanics institue copy with small related stamps throughout, with book plate " With The Compliments of the Executive Commissioners for the Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne 1888" on front pastedown endpaper, original cloth boards with original floral endpapers, rebacked at some time retaining original spine and rehinged endpapers, gilt border on front cover patchy. With 12 illustrations and 3 plates including large foldout at rear in very good condition. Overall a very good copy. ; 245 x 150mm; 1138, vi pages .

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        LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR, HIS KNIGHTS AND COURT. Rewritten from Chroniclers and Poets

      London, Ward, Lock & Co, no date, circa 1890.. FIRST EDITION circa 1890, folio bound in fours, approximately 335 x 245 mm, 13 1/8 x 9½ inches, 36 engraved plates including frontispiece each with cream border and thin paper guard, 216 pages including half-title and prelims, text begins on page 11. Contemporary olive green crushed morocco by Johanna Birkenruth (with her ink stamp to a blank prelim), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, raised bands between gilt single rules, gilt lettered direct in second compartment, remainder with gilt single line quatrefoil panel, surrounded by seme star tools, covers with gilt single fillet border, and asymmetric wavy line border to upper, lower, and fore-margins, enclosing lozenges on a semé star ground, upper cover with gilt tooled military trophy with shield, pikes, spear, and flower sprays, turn-ins with gilt star and shield cornerpieces between dotted scallop rolls and single fillets, contained in marbled slipcase. Spine, upper cover, and lower margin of lower cover faded to brown, a touch of rubbing to corners, faint very lightly indented horizontal line to upper cover near top edge (140 mm, 5"), neat brief early inscription to half-title, very occasional small pale spot to margins including title page, some of the caption pages facing plates faintly browned, otherwise contents bright and clean, small closed tear to lower edge of 1 paper guard, small piece missing from lower corner of another, pale foxing to 2 guards, not affecting image. A very good sturdy tight copy of a scarce book. These illustrations were made by Dore for Tennyson's Idylls of the King published between 1859 and 1885 and are some of the last drawings made by him. Each faces a caption from The Idylls. Johanna Birkenruth was an early and eminent member of the Guild of Women Binders. She produced jewelled bindings which possibly inspired Sangorski and Sutcliffe to follow suit. She offered classes in bookbinding in South Kensington, and some of her bindings were exhibited in Chicago in 1893. Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders, pages 159-161. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder.

      Boston: Printed at The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., for Houghton, Mifflin and Company, n.d. (c.1890). - Folio (41 x 5 cm). Publisher's dark brown cloth elaborately decorated and titled in gilt to upper cover and spine, dark grey end papers, top edge gilt. Text contained in powerfully and beautifully decorated black and white plates. Heavy paper printed on one side only. Ownership. Foxing, mostly marginal. Binding tight and bright, a little shelfwear; small nick to side of spine. A lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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