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      1890. Fine. BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1890. Complete in six octavo volumes. There is a frontispiece illustration in each volume and a wood engraving of Mrs. Browning's birthplace in volume 1. Nicely printed by Spottiswoods & Co. and beautifully bound by J. M. Dent of London in three- quarter brown morocco with marbled paper sides, matching endpapers, and t.e.g. Spines are divided by raised bands into into five compartments containing gilt titles and sprigs of flowers. Ink gift inscription, dated 1903, on first fly-leaf of volume 1. Other than an occasional bit of negligible wear, this is a clean and lovely set in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Soldier Panorama (in Original Dust Jacket!)

      London: Nister/Dutton Circa 1890. Cloth backed chromolithograph boards, pages slightly age-toned, book plate removed from endpaper, else Near Fine, original pictorial dust jacket with soil and chipping at edges. Text by various authors, an introduction by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated with five extraordinary, detailed chromolithographed pop-up scenes depicting battles as well as sepia line art throughout. Housed in custom cloth clamshell box. Rare in this condition and with original dust jacket.. Pictorial Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Various. 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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      (England, n.d.). Octavo broadside. This poem, sixteen lines long and the first four quatrains by Bridges, was published as Number 4 in Book IV of his Shorter Poems (1890), is calligraphed on vellum by Hewitt. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Ophthalmoscopical Atlas

      New York, Etc.: B. Westermann & Co, 1890. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to., pp. [iii]-xii + 86 + xxxi [plates]; original red cloth gilt and drab paper boards lettered in black; boards lightly soiled; spine rubbed; text leaves of coated paper browned with scattered foxing; plates generally clean, but tissue guards foxed; near very good overall. First edition in English. Illustrated with a full complement of 31 chromolithograph plates. "Description of the ophthalmoscopical appearance of diseases of the eye," and one of the most important atlases of its kind during the nineteenth century. The first edition, in German, was published in 1869. Becker Catalog 1174.

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      THE MERSHON COMPANY, 1890. Published in ca. 1890's by The Mershon Company, New Jersey, 12 mo. [2], pp[194]. Redish hardcover with motifs embosed on both front and back covers. Gilted title on spine, some shelfwear top and bottom of the spine, SIGNED on title page by the author and dated August '98 (1898). No DJ if issued. Very Good conditions.. Signed by Author. LATER EDITION. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Norwegische Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen von …

      Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. , c.1890. Opus 35 für Pianoforte solo vom Komponisten. Quarto. Original printed card wraps, spine reinforced with linen. A little soiled, a few minor chops from the edge, but overall very good. Ownership inscription of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the upper wrap. Waller impressed early on with his keyboard skills, playing alongside his mother in the church where his father was a preacher from the age of 10, and accompanying the movies on the organ at the Lincoln Theater, Harlem, when just 14. He later became a pupil of the stride legend James P. Johnson, and also received classical tuition from Leopold Godowsky, his friend George Gershwin's sister's father-in-law, but his reputation rests upon his natural pianistic ability and his outrageous swing. However, like so many jazz musicians he sought "a more serious scope for his music" (Pollack, George Gershwin), and it is unsurprising to find his signature attached to this Grieg piano score. In fact, in Viper's Drag, his tea-tinged stride extravaganza from 1934, he quotes the theme from Grieg's The Hall of the Mountain King in the left hand. On the lower wrap Fats has pencilled the Broadway address of Edward I. Brown, the "rep" for the Robert Morton Organ Co. A wonderful piece of jazz ephemera of great immediacy, to hand on his piano it was used to jot down a 'phone message …

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

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        The Works

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, c.1890. 16 volumes, small octavo (163 × 100 mm). Contemporary green half calf, burgundy morocco labels, centre tool to spines in compartments with decoration to bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Pages a little toned, spines slightly rubbed, overall an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Ainsworth's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

      Cleveland: Geo. M. Rewell, 1890. Second Edition. Octavo (22cm). Original publisher's cloth, blocked in gilt and blind; red edge-stain; 733, [2]pp; illus. Usual toning to page margins, else a straight, tight copy with gilt just lightly rubbed; edge-stain bright, clean, and unfaded; the fragile floral endpapers clean and strong. Easily on the better end of Very Good - an exceptional copy of this notoriously fragile book. & & Important Progressive Era work of African-American biography, presenting 90 biographical sketches (of which 57 are accompanied by engraved portraits) of prominent Black Americans in the areas of religion, science, politics, the arts, business and society. The author was a Baptist minister and President of Kentucky State University in Louisville. & & Simmons's work was originally published in 1887 in a massive, 1200-page edition of which very few copies have survived intact. The current Subscription Edition is considerably reduced in size (approximately 80 fewer biographies and 50 fewer portraits); it is also rather scarcer, with only 12 locations noted in OCLC. Both editions were produced by a small, regional publisher using inferior materials and it is rare to find a copy without serious flaws.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Frederick Warne & Co. London. No date (Inscription dated 1890)., 1890. Milk chocolate beveled cloth boards. Front cover and spine lettering in gilt. Front cover illustration of a young girl with a shepherd's crook amongst red poppies in gold, brown gray and red. Spine illustration of a pensive young miss in brown, gray and red. Tiny floral pattern EP's. 96 pages. 8vo. Beginning with the frontis and Title Page, each page has a full color chromolithograph and nursery rhyme. Tissue guards separate all pages. Illustrations ALL BY HASLEWOOD. Chromolithography by Emrik & Binger - 21A Berners Street. Lavishly produced book with all your favorite nursery rhymes. Light cover wear most noticeable at the spine top/bottom and tips; interior with occasional light fingering. An exceptionally expensive book to produce and rare today. VERY GOOD. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The First Crossing of Greenland - 1st English Edition

      London and New York: Longmans Green & Co. Very Good. 1890. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First English Edition, Arctic Bibliography #11985. Publisher's original blue cloth, top edges, lettering and pictorial design in silver. Limited spine repairs to ends, little toning to pages, light foxing throughout the text. A Very Good set indeed, all five folded maps present; Nobel Laureate Nansen's account of his crossing of Greenland 1888-1889, translated from Paa ski over Grønland by H. M. Gepp. With the additions of a preface by J. Scott Keltie, a chapter on The Eskimo of Greenland, index and tables of illustrations; Vol. 1 & 2 .

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        The First Crossing of Greenland [2 Volumes] [1]

      Published by Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1890. [Two Volumes]. London 1890. First edition recently rebound in half navy morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and two title labels to each spine, top edges gilt, sumptuous marble paper covers, biscuit end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6¼''. Contains [xxii] 510; [x] 509 [24 page catalogue dated August 1892] printed pages of text with 5 fold-out coloured maps as called for [the first of which has neat repairs to the edges] and many monochrome illustrations throughout. Sporadic foxing and in very near Fine condition. We currently hold in stock 7 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Recent Ideals in American Art

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890. One Hundred Seventy-Five Oil Paintings and Water Colors in the Galleries of Private Collectors. Reproduced in Paris on Copper Plates by the Goupil Photograveure and Typograveure Process. Rare first edition. pp, iv, [2], 162. Illustrated with 80 photograveure plates, tissue guards; plus 95 typograveures.; in the text a total of 175 engraved illustrations. 17 x 13 inches. A treasure trove of plates illustrating the work of American artists of the period. Fine original morocco leather binding, both covers blindstamped with gilt decorations + uppper cover with gilt lettering. Professionally re-backed, with the original spine re-laid, all edges gilt. A HANDSOME COPY. A lovely copy of an important work documenting late 19th-century American art as it developed. Includes one photograveure after Winslow Homer, two photograveures after Childe Hassam, and others by notable artists such as F.A. Bridgman, Charles Sprague Pierce, Ridgeway Knight, Percy Moran Julius Stewart et al.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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      1890. 1. CHRISTMAS. (SHAPE BOOK)_ LETTER FROM OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS by E. Lecky. London: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1890. 4to (7 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial card covers die-cut in the shape of Santa, one small corner repaired else near Fine. Each leaf is complete covered with beautiful chromolithographs by Emily Harding, with text inserted on the page. Very fine printing and a beautiful Christmas book. Rare title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      London: Graphic,, 1890. London 1890. Wood engraving 380 x 1030 mm Framed size: 565 x 1220 mm Very good condition, fold lines as issued. Presented in handmade wooden frame. 2 Panoramas of London on one sheet. The first being Nicholas Visscher's representation of 1616 before the great fire and the latter of London as it was in 1890.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND (with CDV photograph of the author)

      NY: George Routledge & Sons Ltd., n.d. [ca.1890].  Reprint edition, 18.5 x 12.5cm (large 16mo), in publisher's olive fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt & burgundy decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, slate green ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/numerous wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Tipped in to recto of fr. ep. is a 95 x 57mm Carte de Visite w/sepia photograph of the author by Elliott & Fry, n.d. [1860s?], E&F's name & address printed below the image & on the reverse.  CDV Very Good; binding Very Good (spine moderately sunned & spotted); contents Very Good (one section sl. proud, & a few lt. spots).  This edition not in Bulloch or Shaberman.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Firenze Queen of the Turf 1890 by Glenelg dam Florida... Owned by J.B. Haggin Esq

      New York, Paris, London and The Hague: Boussod Valadon & Co, successors to Goupil & Co., 1 December 1890. Photogravure, coloured by hand, by Goupil & Co., after Stull. 18 1/2 x 26 inches. 25 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches. A fine hand- coloured portrait of a filly whose prize money totalled $112,471 between 1886 and 1891. She won 47 of her 82 starts during this period. "Firenze was a small filly bred by Dan Swigert in 1884. She was sired by Glenelg out of the mare Florida, by Virgil. James Ben Ali Haggin purchased Firenze for $2,600. Small in stature, she grew to only 15 hands, but her racing presence was large. At 3 Firenze won all the major stakes for fillies and at 4, 5, and 6 she was named Champion Handicap Female. As champion filly or mare for four consecutive years, Firenze raced against colts 69 times and beat them regularly over all distances. She beat the mighty Hanover at 1 1/4, 1 1/2, and 1 3/4 miles; beat Kingston twice, and gave The Bard his only defeat of 1888. Rider, trainer, racing official, and Hall of Fame member James McLaughlin knew such great fillies as Miss Woodford, Imp, Beldame, Artful, Pan Zareta, and Regret, but claimed that Firenze was the best of all." (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame).

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      Danville, VA: Anti-Liquor , 1890. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Vintage Newspapers) MOFET, John R. Anti-Liquor VOL. 1, NO. 1. Danville, VA: Anti-Liquor, May, 1890. 11 X 16 inches. Very scarce original copy of Anti-Liquor, the newspaper devoted to the prohibition of Alcohol. One of the most important and scarce newspapers in VA history. According to the publisher, the paper was 'issued for the sole purpose of educating the people upon the evils of the drink habit, and especially to turn light upon the question of Legal Prohibition.' Publisher (Moffet) was assassinated on November 11, 1892. The paper ceased publication shortly after his death. Wear to edges and fold marks. Unfortunately, one article roughly 2 X 10 inches has been excised from the back panel. Remainder of pages clean. Overall GOOD condition. SCARCE

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        The Cider Makers' Hand Book. a Complete Guide for Making and Keeping Pure Cider. by J. M. Trowbridge

      New York, O. Judd Co. , 1890. 1st Edition. Description: 119 p. Illus. 19 cm. Subjects: Cider. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Souvenir of Scotland: Its Cities, Lakes, and Mountains. One Hundred and Twenty Chromo Views

      London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1890 Publisher's turquoise cloth with front cover and spine elaborately decorated in gilt, black and red, back cover stamped in blind. All edges gilt. . Small quarto. Frontispiece and sixty pages of chromolithographed plates, two per page, of views of Scotland. Binding extremities lightly worn, flyp-leaves browned. Former owner's ink signature, with the annotation: "Purchased on the Steamer Loch Lommond, July 16, 1890." A very good, bright copy. This work was apparently first printed in 1889. Several other editions appeared between that date and 1897.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      J.G. Cupples Company, Boston 1890 - Two volumes uniformly bound. Front cover vignette in red, lettered in gilt and red. Floral endpapers. Top edge gilt. Frontispieces with tissue-guards. Eighteen illustrations. A very good narrative of the early pioneer days in the American Northwest where vigilantes were the law. Later printings were in a single volume. See Howes L78, Six-Guns 1280, Graff 2390. 426-485pp. + adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Artistic Studies of the Human Body

      New York: Chas. Schenk. ca. 1890's. Loose in Folder. Very Good. Ca. 1890's. 29 photographic plates mounted on black paper, housed in cloth- backed folder with title label and string ties. The plates are numbered up to 32, this copy lacks plates 24, 30 and 31. The photographic paper measures 7.75 x 10", and they are mounted on sheets 10x14". Almost all plates show more than one illustration. One male nude has censored genitalia. Previous owner's (Benjamin Britt) signature at front title label and inside cover. Covers show light dampstaining and wear. Clean contents. Photos of hands, nudes and most body parts. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        Fuzoku Gaho, Nos. 18-34 (17 issues, 1890-1891), Bound Volume

      Tokyo 1890 - [Journal of Japanese Manners and Customs in Pictures] Meiji 23 (1890).7.10 through Meiji 24 (1891).11.10, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25.7 cm), Japanese language entirely, seventeen issues bound in one volume, maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine, bound Japanese format (reads back to front). Each issue has a color (2-3 color) woodblock paper wrap cover. The issues run 30-40 page in length and most contain at least one single page and one double page black and white woodblock plate and several woodcut text illustrations and occasional single or double page black and white lithographed plate. In total there are over 100 plates and over half are double page. An illustrated series on coins runs in seven consecutive issues. The page numbers for this serial run consecutively in the seven issues (i.e. they are not numbered with the rest of the pages in the issue). The serial starts (actually continues from prior issues) in issue 18 (July 1890) at page 33 and ends on page 48 in issue 25 (February 1891). Scattered throughout the volume in the margin is a red date imprint reading "Meiji 25(1892).3.26" in Japanese. I presume this indicates the date of publication or distribution of the bound volume. An important and finely illustrated graphic/pictorial journal depicting life in Meiji era Japan. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The head and foot of the spine are soft and corners lightly worn. Internally very clean and free of stains or faults. The first 20 or so pages are bent at the top. Approximately 5 single pages that were not trimmed are chipped and broken where they extend beyond the edges of the trimmed pages.~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1890. 85 Dessins de George Roux. 12 Grandes Gravures en Chromotypographie. 2 Grandes Cartes en Chromolithographie. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1890]. 8 pp ads dated 1890-1891. Original red cloth decorated in black, gilt and silver, all edges gilt. First Illustrated Edition of one of Verne's great mysterious tales of travel: ~Cesar Cascabel and his family have made enough money to return home to France from California. Unfortunately their trip east is cut short, when all their money is stolen. Their only option is to return to France by traveling west, via Alaska, the Bering Strait and Siberia. Along the way, they encounter Mr. Sergius (a Russian) with his companion Kayette (an Alaskan native) both of whom join the band on their trip west. However, Mr. Sergius has a secret which may jeopardize the safety of the family when they reach the Russian frontier... [Kytasaari]~This was the only Verne title that first appeared in this binding -- the cartonnage "aux deux elephants" which some other tales shared, but no other has some of the front cover panels in silver, as here. Not only is this the earliest binding style for CESAR CASCABEL, but also the ad catalogue at the rear is the earliest issue (dated 1890-1891). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy (spine very slightly faded but much less than usual, and with none of the usual foxing within) -- of one of Hetzel's most extravagant bindings. Bottin pp 159-160.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      1890. [first issue, handsome copy] London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. Original maroon cloth decorated in black. First Edition, first issue (with the Spencer Blackett title page and with "Spencer Blackett's Standard Library" at the foot of the spine). The following year the Standard Library was taken over by Griffith Farran & Co., who issued unsold sheets by retaining the Blackett title page but putting their name at the foot of the spine (the [1891] second issue), and then a year later the still-unsold sheets were sold to George Newnes, who inserted his own title page but retained the Griffith Farran binding (the 1892 third issue). This copy does not have the 32-page ad catalogue dated October 1890, whereas some copies do (no priority); also it has the error "13" on the contents page, where some copies properly read "138." (As with all copies of the first issue, an "i" is missing on p. 56.) ~THE SIGN OF FOUR was Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel, following the wrappered A STUDY IN SCARLET of 1888. As detailed in G&G, THE SIGN OF FOUR owes its inception to James Payn, editor of Cornhill Magazine (which had carried a Doyle short story back in 1884): Payn recommended Doyle as the source of a good tale to the agent of Lippincott's Magazine, and the agent met with Doyle in a London hotel to arrange for the writing of another Sherlock tale. (Lippincott arranged for an additional "good tale" with someone else invited to the same meeting: Oscar Wilde, who would as a result write THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY.) As can be inferred from the fact that copies were still being sold two years later, THE SIGN OF FOUR met with only modest success; however, when THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES were issued in the Strand Magazine (and then in book form) in 1892, THE SIGN OF FOUR also soared in popularity.~This is a handsome, near-fine copy, with scarcely any external wear. There is only the merest hint of wear at the spine ends, the spine gilt is solid but not as bright as the front cover's, there are a few small maroon droplet-stains on the page edges, it faintly appears as if there were once a few letters on the top edge, and the front endpaper evidences minor cracking. This undoubtedly makes the book sound worse than it is -- as there is scarcely any of the fading, spotting, soiling and wear that typically afflict this book: in short it is the best copy we have had. Green & Gibson A7a. (Provenance: the front paste-down bears the armorial bookplate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; this is the bookplate that was commissioned in the 1950s by Doyle's son (and literary executor) Adrian, and has been found in books that were not published until after Conan Doyle's death -- so although it does NOT necessarily signify a book that was once in Conan Doyle's own library, it does signify a book that once involved his family.) Housed in a handsome clamshell case with leather spine label.

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        Indian Depredations in Texas: Reliable Accounts of Battles, Wars, Adventures, Forays, Murders, Massacres, Etc., Etc., Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Most Noted Indian Fighters and Frontiersmen of Texas

      Hutchings Printing House, Austin, Texas 1890 - Second Edition. Illustrated by Owen Engraving Co., Austin. Clean original boards with pictorial on front cover and gilt letters. Previous owner bookplate on front paste down. A few pages have faint foxing not affecting text or illustrations which are clean and bright, binding is secure. 672 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The birds of the Bahama Islands,

      Boston, 1890. 250pp, frontispiece and 7 litho plates. Revised ed. Quarto. A little foxing to title page and frontispiece and a few light pencil annotations to text otherwise clean in later quarter calf. An important work containing lovely litho plates. Cundall 597.

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        Principles of Economics, vol. I [all published],

      First Edition, First Impression, half title, xxviii, 754pp, very fine full blue morocco, gilt lettered direct, with gilt rules in compartments between raised bands, boards gilt ruled, a fine clean copy, neat inoffensive early library stamp verso title, London, Macmillan and Co., 1890. * Keynes 33. Marshall's Principles, the first full version of his theories covering consumer demand, the supply of the agents of productionland, labour, and capitalthe relationship between demand and supply and the creation of value, and the distribution of this value between the agents of production, proved to be one of the most influential and widely read economics treatises ever published. It went through eight editions in quick order. Marshall's Principles cannot readily be regarded as a radical manifesto but rather as the great work of Neoclassical Economics, probably the clearest general statement of that particular school. At the time of Marshall's death, J. M. Keynes wrote in the DNB, "he was recognised as the father of economic science as it then existed in England." * Neatly inscribed on the title-page "Ella Pycroft, Sep: 27:1890". Ella Pycroft was a pioneering female philanthropist voluntarily working amongst the poor of London. Along with her lifelong friend Beatrice Webb, she was dedicated to social reform and together they became voluntary social workers amongst the poor of London. In the mid 1880s they both became rent collectors and managers for a model housing scheme owned by the East End Dwelling Company for the poor at Katharine Buildings in the East End of London. * * "Alfred Marshall was the dominant figure in British economics (itself dominant in world economics) from about 1890 until his death in 1924. His specialty was microeconomics - the study of individual markets and industries, as opposed to the study of the whole economy… To make economics dynamic rather than static, Marshall used the tools of classical mechanics, including the concept of optimization. With these tools he, like neoclassical economists who have followed in his footsteps, took as givens technology, market institutions, and people's preferences. But Marshall was not satisfied with his approach. He once wrote that "the Mecca of the economist lies in economic biology rather than in economic dynamics." In other words, Marshall was arguing that the economy was an evolutionary process in which technology, market institutions, and people's preferences evolve along with people's behaviour." - New Palgrave.

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        Harper's Bazaar 1890. FULL YEAR BOUND VOLUME

      New York.: Harper Brothers.. VOLUME 23.. 1890.. Massive volume; three-quarter leather binding 16 x 11 inches; 1052 pp. Fifty-two lavishly illustrated issues; 32 featuring a Supplement. Of great interest are the 24 tipped-in folded patterns for clothing: women's garments, young girls' garments; dolls' costumes, etc. These are bound into the volume, and all are in very good condition. Copious illustrations of women's and young girls' clothing are featured in the newspaper; these include tennis blouses, formal evening wear, riding habits, gowns for various occasions including weddings; also shawls, hats, embroidery patterns and more. Several newspapers have short marginal tears (repaired with archival tape); one cover was soiled in the mail. Abrasions to exterior: spine edges and corners of covers; overall very good condition. ITEM WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 20 LBS: WE WILL QUOTE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES. The rear page of each issue of the newspaper features captioned cartoon images (6 x 4.5 inches or so); many of these depict African-American characters whose verbal exchanges are rendered in dialect. There are other cartoons featuring Chinese characters. The newspaper's extensive single and double-page illustrations focus on costumes of the day, but others reflect wider-ranging interests. These include a bird's eye view of Rome, bicycling, the deck of an Iron Clad (ship) photographed from the mast of another vessel, art work by various artists including Alice Barber (Stevens) whose Harmony in a Virginia Cabin depicts an African-American family, a full-page illustration depicting a female photographer, illustrations of theatrical interest, etc. Loads of full-page illustrations of British royalty and English historical subjects make clear the Anglophile leanings of the publisher and no doubt the bulk of the newspaper's readers. A small mailing label on the front cover of the newspaper identifies the subscriber to the publication as Jacob Kamm of Portland Oregon. Kamm, a prominent businessman in 19th century Portland, founded the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and was heavily involved in real estate in the city. His estate was valued at over four million dollars at the time of his death in 1912. The volume is in very good condition, tight and attractive in its binding. Uncommon in such good condition. .

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        Genealogia Bedfordiensis, Being a Collection of Evidences Relating Chiefly to the Landed Gentry of Bedfordshire A.D. 1538-1700

      London: Chiswick Press, 1890.. 4to. (10.5 x 7.5 inches). pp.ix, (2), 507. Facsimile frontis of Fragment of a Parish Register Purchased by the Editor. B/w head and tail pieces. Original quarter vellum-style paper gilt, over plain paper-covered boards, rubbed especially to corners, though 2 corner guards remain in place. T.e.g., others uncut. Free endpapers browned. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A better than Very Good copy. Signed by F. A. Blaydes in ink. Limited edition: No. 2 of only 100 copies printed. Uncommon. First edition. Limited edition. Signed by Author.

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        In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

      2 vols. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1890. With 2 frontisp. portraits, 1 folding map, 15 plates and numerous woodcuts. XVI + 472; XVI + 530 pp. Publisher's red gilt pictorial cloth. Weakly browning, bindings weakly marked of use.. First edition

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        The Invasion of the Crimea:

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, , 1890-96. Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress down to the Death of Lord Raglan. New Edition. 9 volumes, octavo (175 × 115 mm) Attractive maroon half calf on marbled boards, red morocco lettering-pieces and tan morocco numbering pieces, narrow bands, small lozenges to the compartments, top edges gilt, the others stained green, marbled endpapers. 66 maps and plans, many of them folding, dispositions in colour. Spines just a touch sunned, but a bright, clean set with minimal shelf-wear. A very handsome set of the Cabinet Edition. Kinglake was in the Crimea in 1854, "witnessed the battle of the Alma from close hand, dined that night with Lord Raglan... helped the wounded, sketched and recorded the scenes in his diary. Kinglake rode with the allies towards Sevastopol and watched them take up siege positions on upland to the south. From there, he saw the charges of the Heavy and Light Brigades on 25 October near Balaklava, though soon afterwards he was invalided back to England" (ODNB). Entrusted with the task of writing a history of the campaign by Lord Raglan's widow who had sent him all the papers in her possession he "undertook the task, and executed it with extraordinary care... [he] consulted French, Russian, and Turkish sources, and corresponded and interviewed exhaustively. He returned to the Crimea, hosted by the Russian engineer Todleben, who had so ably defended Sevastopol." The result was probably excessive, and most certainly somewhat prejudiced, out of loyalty to Raglan and "moral indignation" against Napoleon III, however "The literary ability in any case is remarkable; the spirit of the writing is never quenched by the masses of diplomatic and military information; the occasional portraits of remarkable men are admirably incisive; the style is invariably polished to the last degree, and the narrative as lucid as it is animated." Kinglake was one of Churchill's favourite writers. The novelist and historian Geoffrey Bocca tells how, when he asked the Great Man who he should read to improve his style, he was given the one word reply, "Kinglake". He followed his advice and "read Eothen with joy and with love possessed, and put it down saying, 'Thanks, Winnie.' I knew one of Winston Churchill's unpublished secrets." Meeting Churchill again a couple of years later, Bocca reminded him of their earlier conversation, "told him how much I felt enriched by Eothen, and asked him to recommend other reading." The succinct reply: "More Kinglake."

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        The Library Shakespeare: [Comedies, Histories, Tragedies]

      London: London: William Mackenzie,, c.1890. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley. 3 volumes, quarto (305 × 245 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers and edges. With numerous colour plates, and black and white illustrations in the text throughout. Spines a little faded, some slight discolouration to the leaves; still an excellent set. An attractively bound and illustrated set of Shakespeare's plays.

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        The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

      (London: William Heinemann, 1890). Small quarto. 292pp. One of 250 copies, signed in pen by the artist James McNeill Whistler with his butterfly insignia. A memoir of, and response to, Whistler's libel suit against John Ruskin, who infamously described Whistler's work as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." Included are excerpts from Whistler's correspondence and the trial transcript. Bound in gilt-stamped light brown paper-covered boards, with a brown cloth spine. Some edgewear to covers, endpapers lightly toned, slight splits starting to front hinge and between pp. 192-193, else about fine.

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      London, c. 1890. 15 hand coloured paintings on glass in lantern slide format. , 15 glass slides in wooden frames. Housed in a wooden box with sliding top, of late decorated with Greenaway figures in coloured format. A set in excellent condition. Simple, bright illustrations of animals, birds or clowns. Three images appear on each slide. These lantern slides helped to bring hours of entertainment into the home prior to the invention of computers or television. The images are bright and extremely decorative.

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        Scottish Scenery, 122 mounted photographs

      (Aberdeen?): G. W. Wilson and Co.. c. 1890. Hardcover. Good. No date. c. 1890. Collection of 122 mounted photographs by G. W. Wilson. Each picture has a title and GWW printed along the bottom. Hardcover, bound in fading green leather with gilt embellishments. Oblong folio, measures 19x12.5 in (48x32 cm). Inner hinges have been repaired with binder's tape. Front outer hinge cracked. Heavy scuffing along edges of boards; loss to spine ends. Most pages have one large photo mounted, but some have 4 smaller ones. 2 of the pages are loose. Some tearing to page edges, but the photos are are still clean and unharmed. No publication info, besides the title page that states, "Scottish Scenery, G. W. Wilson and Co., in Scotland, Photographers to Her Majesty." Digital images available upon request.

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        A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen

      London,: William Mackenzie, n.d.,circa, 1890.. Six volumes, quarto, chromolithographic illustrations throughout; occasional light spotting but a fine set in original morocco gilt. A handsome set of fully illustrated descriptions of Britain's stately homes.

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        History of Greece, and of the Greek People, From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest (8 volume set)

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1890. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine Condition. Edition De Luxe. One of 1000 numbered copies, printed on linen vellum paper, sold to subscribers in complete sets only. Containing over two thousand engravings, including numerous maps, plans, and colored plates. All volumes bound in publisher's original half burgundy goatskin and marbled boards with the covers and spines stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Five raised bands to the spines. Marbled endpapers. All volumes have the previous owner's bookplate on the first blank leaf.

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        Condensation of Water Vapour in the Presence of Dust-free Air and other Gases

      London: Harrison and Sons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the first description of WIlson's famous cloud chamber, the first type of detector to show the tracks of elementary particles. Cloud chambers "developed from the work of Charles Wilson at the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1890's. He was interested in creating artificial mist, in order to investigate its effect on light, and did so by building a desktop-sized apparatus in which a glass chamber full of moist air was connected to a piston which could be suddenly moved outward, lowering the pressure and causing mist (or cloud) to form in the chamber. The mist droplets grow on tiny particles of dust in the air (cloud condensation nuclei). But, to his surprise, Wilson found that even when all the dust had been removed from the chamber, when the piston was rapidly moved out over a large distance a very thin mist still formed in the chamber. He surmised that the droplets were condensing around electrically charged particles (ions), and proved this, early in 1896, by operating the cloud chamber alongside a source of X-rays (X-rays had only been discovered in the preceding year) and seeing it fill up with condensation as the X-rays passing through it ionized the atoms in the air inside the chamber... Cloud chambers became an essential tool of physics (it was a cloud chamber photograph, for example, that first revealed the existence of the positron) and grew much larger, many being several meters across. They are still used, although superseded for many purposes by other detectors, including bubble chambers and wire chambers." (Gribben, Q is for Quantum). Wilson shared the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his method of making the paths of electrically charged particles visible by condensation of vapour." Also includes an early paper by Ernest Rutherford, "A Magnetic Detector of Electrical Waves and some of its Applications" (p. 1-24). IN:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, pp. 265-307. London: Harrison and Sons, 1897. Quarto, original publisher's burgundy blind-stamped cloth. A fine copy.

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        Geographical and Topographical map of the Southern Part of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River

      Geological Survey Department, Montreal 1890 - A fine and rare chart of The Lake of the Woods and vicinity., Size : 670x1090 (mm), 26.375x42.875 (Inches), Printed in Color Excellent, laid on acid free canvas for long-term preservation.

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      Cosmopoli: Printed by the Translators, 1890. First Edition, 'second issue'. Priapeia, or the Sportive Epigrams of Divers Poets on Priapus: the Latin Text now for the first time Englished in Verse and Prose.' Rare in original condition. 4to. xxviii, 187 pages rough trimmed. Publisher's original cream and sage paper boards, title and five raised bands to spine, original endpapers. Illustrated frontis, title in black and red. Limited Private Edition, Numbered 206 and initialled by Smithers. Boards chipped at spine and corners, indication of bookplate having been removed, otherwise in Very Good condition, internal hinges nice and tight, exceptionally bright, with most pages remaining unopened. Limited to five hundred copies only, all on the same paper, this title was printed exclusively for private subsribers, and not intended for reissue in any form, this volume is number 206. One of Burton's rare translations. Burton writes among other things of a history and anthology of priapic literature covering folklore, poetry, Priapus, mythology, and homosexuality in the ancient world. The Priapeia, issued in collaboration with Smithers, and of which Burton denied to be the translator, is again copiously annotated and his style is evident throughout the book. Penzer goes into much detail in his bibliography as to the secrecy surrounding this work. Penzer 150 . First Edition.

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        LE DÉCAMÉRON. ( 3 TOMES)

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

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        The Works of Lord Lytton

      London - G. J. Howell and Co., 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete prose works of influential author Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in twelve volumes, containing his best-known works. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (1803 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become clichs, especially the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, as well as the famous opening line It was a dark and stormy night. The set consists ofPelham, or Adventures of a Gentleman, Leila, or the Siege of Granada/Calderon, the Courtier/Pausanias, the Spartan, Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes, Eugene Aram, Paul Clifford, Alice, or the Mysteries, Ernest Maltravers, Devereaux, The Last Days of Pompeii, Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings, and The Last of the Barons Volumes I and II. In 1828 Pelham broughtLytton public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. With monochrome engraved plates in each volume. Complete in twelve volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, with some wear to the spines and extremities, and some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to first page of chapter one and title page of The Last Days of Pompeii. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot (heavier to The Last of the Barons Volume I). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        La Bête humaine (Les Rougon-Macquart)

      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1890. Livre. Bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. in-12°. Paris, G. Charpentier, 1890. 18,5 x 12 cm (R), in-12, 415 pp., reliure légèrement postérieure de demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Edition originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires sur Hollande (n° 156). Dos et mors supérieur insolés, couvertures roussies. (VICAIRE, VII, 1214).

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        Two Original Photographs of Vancouver Looking Towards the North Shore, circa 1890. With A Panoramic Photo Type Postcard of Vancouver Looking Towards the North Shore, circa 1900

      Vancouver: circa 1890-1900. Two Photographs measuring approximately 10 x 18cm (4 x 7 inches) and a Photo Postcard measuring approximately 8 x 53cm (3 x 21inches), mounted with recent archival matting. The photographs and the postcard are in very good condition. These images give an interesting depiction of the early development of Vancouver. "The settlement which came to be called Gastown grew up quickly around the original makeshift tavern established by "Gassy" Jack Deighton in 1867 on the edge of the Hastings Mill property.In 1870, the colonial government surveyed the settlement and laid out a town site, renamed "Granville" in honour of the then-British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Granville. This site, with its natural harbour, was eventually selected as the terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway to the disappointment of Port Moody, New Westminster and Victoria, all of which had vied to be the railhead. A railway was among the inducements for British Columbia to join the Confederation in 1871, but the Pacific Scandal and arguments over the use of Chinese labour delayed construction until the 1880s. The City of Vancouver was incorporated on 6 April 1886, the same year that the first transcontinental train arrived. CPR president William Van Horne arrived in Port Moody to establish the CPR terminus recommended by Henry John Cambie, and gave the city its name in honour of George Vancouver. The Great Vancouver Fire on 13 June 1886, razed the entire city. The Vancouver Fire Department was established that year and the city quickly rebuilt. Vancouver's population grew from a settlement of 1,000 people in 1881 to over 20,000 by the turn of the century and 100,000 by 1911"(Wikipedia). .

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