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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)., 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Abraham Lincoln: A History

      New York: The Century Co.,, 1890. 10 volumes, octavo (215 × 144 mm). Finely bound in contemporary dark brown full morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blind french fillet bordering sides, edges and turn-ins gilt rolled, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated frontispieces and numerous illustrations to plates and in the text. Contemporary ink gift inscription and pencilled note on the provenance of the set to the front of volume one. Some slight rubbing to extremities, mild offsetting to endpapers, a few hinges just starting, but still a very handsome set in excellent condition. First edition, first printing, of the set that is considered the official biography of Abraham Lincoln, by Nicolay (Lincoln's private secretary until his death) and Hay (Lincoln's assistant secretary, later appointed secretary of state in 1898).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Alphabet of Animals

      London,: Frederick Warne and Co., circa, 1890.. Quarto, chromolithographs; very good in original pictorial wrappers. Charming animal-themed alphabet book for children:K is a kangaroo hopping along;L stands for Lions, loud-roaring and strong.M is for Monkey, most mischievous he,N is a Nylghau from India, you see.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A Thousand Miles On An Elephant In the Shan States

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        The Star Boarder: Imitations Of "Sousa" The March King in His Latest Poses

      The Enquirer, Cincinatti 1890 - Caricatures of John Philip Sousa surround the central figure in this near perfect poster of the late 19th century. Poster. Color lithograph. Image measures 42 1/2" x 28 1/4".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        PALERMO COLONY BUTTE COUNTY, CAL. THE BEST FRUIT LAND IN THE WORLD. FOR SALE IN LOTS OF 5 ACRES AND UPWARDS WITH WATER FOR IRRIGATION AT $75 PER ACRE. BY THE PALERMO LAND & WATER COMPANY. McAFEE BROTHERS, GENERAL AGENTS

      San Francisco: H.S. Crocker & Co., [nd, ca. 1890].. Chromolithographic map, 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches. Old folds. Worn along the edges. Long clean split along one fold, but with no loss. A few other shorter closed tears along the edges, but with no loss. A few early pencil notes. Good. An attractive and rare map promoting lands in and around Palermo, in Butte County, California. Located about sixty miles north of Sacramento, Palermo is touted as having "the best soil for fruit culture...the finest orange groves...an unlimited supply of water...a healthy and salubrious climate," all of which make it "the best place to make money in." The map is oriented with north to the left, and a colored inset map shows the relative position of Palermo in northern California. The scale is four inches to the mile. The lots are numbered, with size noted (in acres) on many of them and the owners often named. The routes of streets, railroads, creeks, and rivers are also shown. About two-thirds of the lots are colored blue or gold, indicating that they have been sold, and those colored blue are designated as being planted in fruit trees. McAfee Brothers, agent for the Palermo Land & Water Company, was headquartered at 108 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. OCLC locates only a single copy of this map, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California. Rare. OCLC 26431384.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Document Signed as President

      1890. unbound. very good. Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, signed this certificate appointing a new postmaster general in his first year in office. The document shows the President's name boldly printed at the top with an engraved vignette of a bald eagle underneath. 13" x 17", stain residue on lower corners from golden U.S. Post Office seal, natural folds. January 30, 1890. Good. ...the President of the United States nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, I do appoint him Postmaster...

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorised Version. With Illustrations by Gustave Dore

      London: Cassell Petter and Galpin, n.d. (c.1890)., 1890. 2 volumes; Folio. Contemporary black half morocco with gilt titles to spine, grey cloth boards, brown end papers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with some 323 dramatic black and white plates. Some foxing; binding a little rubbed. The 4 pages of Family Register, Births, Marriages, and Deaths are unfilled. A very attractive Bible.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        LITTLE ROCK PAINT & COLOR WORKS, MANUFACTURERS OF ARKANSAW TRAVELER READY MIXED PAINTS. PURE WHITE AND BLACK, AND ANY DESIRED SHADE [caption title]

      Little Rock: M.R. Savage, printer, [ca. 1890].. Broadside, 16 x 6 1/4 inches. With an accompanying trade card measuring 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Old folds. Some minor discoloration and wear. Very good. Advertising circular for the Little Rock Paint Works, with twenty- five different paint chips affixed displaying some of the available shades of pre-mixed paint. Most of the chips are a variant on an olive green, though there is a bright red, a teal, several browns, and a nice mustard color, as well. The top of the sheet has an illustration of the Arkansas Traveler by artist John Cameron. Printed on the verso is a formula for calculating how much paint is required to cover a desired surface. Accompanying the circular is a trade card featuring the company's "Iron Clad Paint. For railroad, barn, bridge and roof painting. Mixed ready for use and warranted." A sample of five chips - in shades of brown - is affixed to the sheet, and the verso contains a notice to the trade offering special prices for large orders. The Little Rock Paint Works applied for bankruptcy in December 1893, but seems to have survived, as they appear in Little Rock directories as late as 1897. An interesting piece of ephemeral advertising.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Light That Failed. [in] Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, vol XLVII - 7

      J.B. Lippincott Company 1890, 1890. FIRST MAGAZINE APPEARANCE, pp144, with portrait frontispiece of the author. The first printing of the complete novel published here in 12 chapters, pre-dating the UK edition. The first edition in book-form was published in February 1891, which featured a substantially altered text. Bound in recent half tan calf over marbled boards, with an old bookseller ticket tipped in at front. Marginal paper loss to corner of p.53, otherwise fine. This US first printing features the original 'happy' ending that was later discarded by the author. The Light that Failed is Kipling's first novella, a melodrama written when he was 26 years old, featuring a thinly-veiled Kipling self-portrait as main character Dick Heldar, a painter who goes blind. Stewart 83.

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        Making Maple Sugar, Newer Style Under Cover [Original Historic Photograph]

      Sugar Shanty - [circa 1890]. () Very good. Original photograph. 15.5 X 20.5 CM (6.25 X 8.25") photograph affixed to a sheet of card. Description hand written beneath photograph. The photographers name is in the bottom left of the image and "Sugar Shanty" with backwards 'S'S to the right bottom corner. Slight yellowish fading / discolouration to edges of image and a few small spots in the middle. A nice photograph. Photograph depicts a 'sugar shack' hut beneath which a man stirs large steaming pots. To the right of the building two men cut at fallen maple trees. It is spring with snow still on the ground and snow shoes leaning upon the shack. Maple sugaring parties typically began to operate at the start of the spring thaw in regions of woodland with sufficiently large numbers of maples. Syrup makers first bored holes in the trunks, usually more than one hole per large tree; they then inserted wooden spouts into the holes and hung a wooden bucket from the protruding end of each spout to collect the sap. The specific weather conditions of the thaw period were, and still are, critical in determining the length of the sugaring season.The boiling process was time-consuming. The harvested sap was transported back to the party's base camp, where it was then poured into large vessels (usually made from metal) and boiled to achieve the desired consistency. This photograph appears to show this part of the process. This image was likely taken around the end of the 1800's as the first evaporator that allowed the operation to be done in a contained space or undercover (as seen here) was invented in 1884 (this is most likely the 'Newer Style' the caption refers to) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        TINY TODDLERS

      - (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. TINY TODDLERS by Helen Cone. NY: Stokes 1890. Folio, loose as issued in pictorial boards with ribbon ties. Sl margin wear to 2 leaves else VG+. Printed on rectos only, there are 6 magnificent full page chromolithographs of little children, alternating with verses illustrated in line. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Wellington at Waterloo] print & WELLESLEY, Field Marshal Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington [ 1769-1852] subject

      1890 - (31.25 x 20.25 - full colour) Circa 1890. Quite scarce Wellington chromo. Light vertical stain to top left (clouds) of image; colours otherwise quite vivid and in generally very good condition. No printed details on image It almost appears as though this is a water colour, however it is printed by chromo lithograph and some hand-colour and varnish added after.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        The Royal House of Stuart

      London Macmillan and Co 1890. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover rubbed with corner and edge wear. Spine ends scuffed. Inner front hinge at fep cracked. Contents tight and overall G+. Aeg [First Edition] Half-leather vellum cover [80pp.] :: 40 coloured plates drawn from relics o fthe Stuarts :: 320mm x 410mm (13" x 16") :: Forty large colour plates of the relics of the House of Stuart, with descriptions and history

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        Making Maple Sugar, Newer Style Under Cover [Original Historic Photograph]

      Sugar Shanty [circa 1890]. () Very good. Original photograph. 15.5 X 20.5 CM (6.25 X 8.25") photograph affixed to a sheet of card. Description hand written beneath photograph. The photographers name is in the bottom left of the image and "Sugar Shanty" with backwards 'S'S to the right bottom corner. Slight yellowish fading / discolouration to edges of image and a few small spots in the middle. A nice photograph. Photograph depicts a 'sugar shack' hut beneath which a man stirs large steaming pots. To the right of the building two men cut at fallen maple trees. It is spring with snow still on the ground and snow shoes leaning upon the shack. Maple sugaring parties typically began to operate at the start of the spring thaw in regions of woodland with sufficiently large numbers of maples. Syrup makers first bored holes in the trunks, usually more than one hole per large tree; they then inserted wooden spouts into the holes and hung a wooden bucket from the protruding end of each spout to collect the sap. The specific weather conditions of the thaw period were, and still are, critical in determining the length of the sugaring season.The boiling process was time-consuming. The harvested sap was transported back to the party's base camp, where it was then poured into large vessels (usually made from metal) and boiled to achieve the desired consistency. This photograph appears to show this part of the process. This image was likely taken around the end of the 1800's as the first evaporator that allowed the operation to be done in a contained space or undercover (as seen here) was invented in 1884 (this is most likely the 'Newer Style' the caption refers to).

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        Untitled (Northern Minnesota)

      unbound. very good(+). Landscape painting. Oil on canvas. Unframed measures 52" x 36", frame measures 55" x 39". Beautiful landscape of trees on a cliff in Northern Minnesota, circa 1890. Thomas Mower Martin (1838-1934) was an English-born Canadian painter known for his inspiring depictions of the wild and dramatic landscapes of the North. Called the "Father of Canadian Art", Martin traveled widely throughout Canada by selling rights to his pieces to the Canadian Pacific Railroad. His paintings are now in collections across Canada, New York and England.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Untitled (East Hampton Windmill)

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

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        The Works of George Cruikshank in Oil, Water Colors, Original Drawings, Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Glyphographs With a Fac-simile of the Catalogue and Twenty-Eight Original Drawings Rproduced by Photogravure

      Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1890. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Featuring several original sketches, mostly of witches on broomsticks, by Cruikshank, drawn and signed on two sides of a leaf tipped into the FFEP. The book itself: No. 4 of 125 limitation of copies on plate paper. 4to. 12 by 10 inches. 31 by 26 cm. 56 pp, followed by 28 plates. Printing is exclusively on the rectors, thus there are a total of 84 leaves. Spine heavily rubbed, with surface of spine label partly abraded. Boards are worn, with general soiling. Clean within.&

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Charles Dickens: A Gossip about his Life, Works, and Characters: Division 1 & 2

      London: Cassell & Co Ltd - 2 large matching undated PB volumes, c.1890, in original 'Subscribers only' card covers with Gadshill Place ill to fronts. All original, 92pp. in total incl b/w ills plus 18 full-page b/w character plates. All VG, all plates and text loose in covers, all present. Plates by Barnard and ills by other well-known artists. (34 x 45cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York: with Illustrations Chiefly From Photographs Taken by the Author

      Charles Scribner's Son's Charles Scribner's Son's. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Library Binding Hardcover, 1890. First Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. xvi + 304pp. With numerous illustrations and photos, all present, as well as frontispiece with full tissue-guard. Rebound in sturdy blue buckram with gilt lettering on the side. Cover shows mild wear and sunning along spine and edges. Joints and hinges are strong, and the textblock is sturdy and tight. Pages are clean and entirely intact. "1890" on both title and copyright page. A classic photojournalistic expose of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century. Riis, coming from a background of poverty himself, hoped to spur the upper class into action with his work, and in doing so helped to start the trend of muckraking journalism. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Art and Practice of Landscape Gardening

      London:: The Author; and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co,, 1890.. First edition.. Hardcover. VG+. [x], 116pp: with 10 guarded engraved plates in sepia, 9 garden plans in colour (including 2 double-page), coloured sections of a fountain, and two diagrams of tree planting (all called for). Some browning to endpapers, and to one opening (p44-45) where an item was left laid in: contents otherwise all very fresh and clean. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Large quarto, 12.5 x 9.5ins, in the original binding of smooth bottle-green cloth titled in gilt. Cloth faintly marked, spine ends crimped, corners slightly bumped, with slight scuffs to some edges. Firm and bright: a very nice copy. [Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        KATE GREENAWAY'S ALMANACK FOR 1891. IN DUSTWRAPPER

      London, George Routledge and Sons Ltd, (1890).. FIRST EDITION DE LUXE BINDING IN DUSTWRAPPER (1890), 100 x 75 mm, 4 1/8 x 3 inches, cream fake morocco, gilt illustrated and lettered on upper cover, orange and brown leaf border to both covers, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece, colour title page illustration, 7 coloured plates at the end of young girls, children and an old lady for Winter, plus a pretty coloured pictorial frame for each month. No inscriptions, a little pale foxing to inner margins of centre page, otherwise a Fine bright clean crisp copy in complete cream printed posting DUSTWRAPPER, spine a touch darkened, covers very slightly dusty, minute chip to foot of upper fold. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Mr. Sponge?s Sporting Tour by the Author of ?Handley Cross,? ?Jorrocks?s Jaunts,? etc., etc

      London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co., n. d. c. 1890. Spine extremities a little rubbed, spines a tad darkened, interiors fine. Royal octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

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

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

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        Les Rougon-Macquart - La Bête humaine.*

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1890 - EDITION ORIGINALE sur papier courant sans mention de Mille. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie 1890. Très belle reliure demi maroquin bordeaux à la bradel, signée Creuzevault. Dos lisse avec titre doré et date en pied. Tête dorée. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Très rares rousseurs marginales. Très bon état. Format in-8° (20x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: livres et collections]
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        AUGUSTUS LOWELL

      1890. Paperback. Fine. HIS FATHER'S EULOGY LOWELL, Percival. AUGUSTUS LOWELL. [n.p, n.p., n.d. ca. 1890s] Offprint from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XXXVII. 20 pp. 8vo., green wrappers printed in black. Offprint. Inscribed "Compliments of the writer" in ink at top left corner of front wrapper. Wrappers slightly sunned, edges nicked. Frontispiece portraitwith tissue guard fine; text largely unopened, some nicks to page edges. One ink correction by the author. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arbley

      Vizetelly and Co, UK 1890 - New Editions 1890 - 1894. Notes by W C Ward and preface by Lord Macaulay. Frontis engravings to each volume. Three Volumes in lovely three quarter leather bound book with gilt page top edge. Matching Hand marbled endpapers anf boards. Books are near fine and very bright. Contents very good. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IUMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6386 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        [MAP] Perspective Map of the City of Helena, Mont. Capital of State, County Seat of Lewis & Clark Co. 1890

      Milwaukee: American Publishing Co., 1890 Original bird's-eye-view two-stone lithograph. 26¼ x 39½ inches. Framed and glazed. A very fine example. A large and magnificent bird's-eye-view lithograph of Helena, Montana with streets named and all the buildings shown in perspective. Printed in black and shades of gray. There are seventeen inset views of outlying subdivisions, and specific buildings including the East Side additions of Lenox and Corbin, the Northern Pacific Railroad repair shops and round house, the Wallace-Thornburgh Lumber Company, the Helena Daily Journal and other newspapers, the Broadwater Hotel and Natatorium, various banks, manufacturing plants, the residence of W.E. Cox, Nick Kessler's brewery, etc. At the bottom center under the title of the image: "Compliments of Kessler's Brewery, Nicholas Kessler, Proprietor, Helena - Montana." [Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America: 2090]..

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        Carte de visite portrait of Tawhiao, 2nd Maori King, captioned "Tawahio [sic] the Maori King"

      [New Zealand, ca. 1890]. (NEW ZEALAND) 3-3/8 x 2-1.2. . Mounted to card. Slight circular abrasion in lower right corner of image . A rare care-de-visite portrait of Tawhiao (c. 1822 - 1894), the 2nd Maori King , who "-left a legacy of religious principles from which his people would draw a future dream for Tainui: the rebirth of a self-sufficient economic base, supported by the strength and stability of the people. Native trees and foods symbolise strength and self-sufficiency in his statement: 'I shall build my own house, the ridge-pole will be of hinau and the supporting posts of mahoe and patate. Those who inhabit that house shall be raised on rengarenga and nurtured on kawariki.' During Tawhiao's exile, Waikato people had reflected and focused on the powerful symbols of the King movement. The man and the vision became united, and part of the traditions and knowledge of the people. The vision is recounted and passed on to later generations at tribal hui, where it continues to be discussed and debated." - www.nzhistory.net.nz

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

      New York: Scribner, 1890. First. hardcover. very good. 2 volumes. Steel-engraved frontispiece portraits, and 150 illustrations, many full-page. 3 folding maps, loose as issued in pockets. Tall thick 8vo, original green pictorial cloth (inner hinges on volume 1 repaired). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. A very good set. Account of Stanley's expedition to rescue Emin Pasha. The expedition "accomplished great things; it had made notable additions to African geography and ethnology.... Stanley called for the highest qualities of leadership" (--DNB). This immensely popular account was published simultaneously in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.

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        La Jeune Armée. Illustrée d?aquarelles et de dessins

      Paris, Librairie Illustrée, Imprimerie Larousse, (1890).. Quarto. Pp. 315 (verso blank). Plus 40 leaves of hand-coloured plates, including frontispiece. Large armorial head- and tail-pieces, illustrated initials. Title-page printed in red and black, and with handsome armorial device. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s full lavishly decorated cloth by A. Souze, large armorial illustration in gold, black, and silver within elaborate frame, gilt lettering to cover and spine, illustration to spine and lower cover, all edges gilt. The binding incorporates a second, elaborately decorated original paper cover, printed separately by the Paris firm of Draeger et Lesieur, beautifully illustrated and hand-coloured, gilt, blue, and red lettering within gold frame; spine ends bit worn, first inner hinges slightly cracked. In a very good condition. Handsome book, well preserved. ~ First edition. Jules Richard (Thomas-Jules-Richard Maillot) (1825-1899). Louis Isaac Trinquier (1853-1922). The lively plates are the result of a complicated and delicate process, now obsolete, which was invented in the early 1850?s by Firmin Gillot. Known as Gillotage, the process turned a lithographic drawing into a relief plate. Employing both planographic and relief methods, the process remained purely manual, involving no photography. The lithograph was transferred to zinc and then etched, in an extremely laborious process, to make a metal relief block from which the final print was made. Noteworthily, many of Daumier?s lithographic plates were treated in this way before their publication. Here, the plates are delicately hand-coloured by contemporary hand, rich in detail, and in a particularly good condition.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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 [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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        The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

      London and New York: MacMillan and Co, 1890-1893. Small 8vo, 6 vols, [i-vii], viii-lix, 321; (6) [1-5], 6-538; [i-v], vi-viii, 326; [i-v], v-vi, 476; [i-v], vi, 520; (8), 1-260pp. An exquisite set uniformly bound at the Doves Bindery. Full green morocco, covers ruled in gilt. Gilt-extra backstrips with the well-known tulip, heart-shaped leaves, dots and gougework stems. Each binding signed ÒTHE DOVES BINDERY 18 C-S 95Ó. Volumes 1 and 6 with a few scattered blemishes on covers from contact with other books. Upper joints of Volumes 1 and 2 just cracking. Single headbands. All edges gilt. The first and last several leaves of each volume with gauffered edges. The E.W. Morris marbled endpapers are especially notable as Doves typically used only plain white endpapers. Very good. A fine example of the Doves Bindery. Tidcombe mentions two sets, one of which sold on 2 June 1899 to Scribners for £20, the other selling on 27 May 1899 to Sen. G.F. Hoar for 20 guineas. Tidcombe 389.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Sammlung von 8 montierten Original-Fotografien. Ansichten von Istanbul und Umgebung. Davon 4 in der Darstellung bezeichnet: "Geulmez (Gülmez) frères"

      Istanbul, um 1890. 26 x 20 cm. 26 x 20 cm. Auf starken Karton (24 x 32 cm) aufgezogen - Ansichten mit Negativ-Nummern: 75 (Panorama des Bosporus), 88 (Mosquée de Sultan Bayazid), 95 (Quai de Buyuk Dèrè); 5 weitere Fotografien ohne Numerierung und Bezeichnung, darunter die rechte Hälfte einer Panorama-Aufnahme. Kartons stellenweise fleckig und leicht gebräunt. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Cassell's Dore Gallery

      London, Paris and New York - Cassell and Company, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A gallery of engravings by French illustrator Paul Gustave Dore. Taken from many of his best-known works, such as The Dore Bible, Milton, Sante's Inferno, Dante's Pugatorio and Paradiso, Atala, Fontaine, Fairy Realm, Don Quixote, Baron Munchausen, Croquemitaine and many more. Dor's illustrations for the English Bible (1866) were a great success, and in 1867 Dor had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the Dor Gallery in Bond Street, London. With a memoir of Dore, critical essay, and descriptive letter press. Illustrated throughout with two hundred and fifty plates, taken from designs by Dore. Including critical descriptions of each plate by Edmund Ollier. Bookplate of Ian Mackenzie Kerr to front pastedowns. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though with some sunning to the spines and a few marks to the boards. Four hinges strained. Fading to the front board of volume III. Pages are bright, though with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Mensonges *

      A. Lemerre, Paris 1890. - Reliure signée de V. Champs, demi maroquin marron (on a pas dit marrant) à coins, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Bel exemplaire en premier papier sous habit propret. Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Chine et parafés par l'éditeur, comme les 25 Japon suivants.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Living London - [Its Work and its Play. Its Humour and its Pathos. Its Sights and its Scenes]. [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, Paris, New York, Melbourne; Cassell, 1890. 1st Edition. Impressively and abundantly illustrated with over 1450 in-text monochrome details and a tissue protected frontis to each of the three volumes. Subjects: London (England) --Description and travel. London (England) --Social life and customs. Original full elaborately gilt-tooled green buckram, near fine; spine bands very slightly dust-dulled. Particularly and surprisingly well preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp cornered. An uncommon set in such positive condition.

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        Houdini Expresses Interest in Seeing a Collection Related to the Lincoln Assassination

      Anton Heitmuller, a Washington businessman over the course of half a century & (from 1890-1940), billed himself as "Specializing in Selling Collections of Auto- & graphs,/Manuscripts, Historical Broadsides and/Curios". He had a knack for & self-promotion, a knack done him one better by Harry Houdini. Both Heitmuller & and Houdini had an interest in Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln assassination, & and Heitmuller had artifacts related to John Wilkes Booth and a collection of & items of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was implicated in the assassination for treating & Booth for his broken leg assassination night. Heitmuller saw a promotional op- & portunity for both he and Houdini in showing these materials; Houdini showed & some interest but being at the height of his career, found it hard to find time to & get to Washington to see the artifacts. & Typed Letter Signed beneath a printed message, on his pictorial Lettergram & notepaper, Milwaukee, circa September 30 (1923), to Heitmuller. The printed & message stated, "Please pardon any incivility in this letter. It has been rushed to you & under stress of business and written in the dressing room. Therefore all formalities like & Dear Sir, Dear Madame. etc. have been omitted, not to be curt or brusque; but that it is & deemed better to let you hear from me in a lettergram of a few words than not at all." & The typed letter reads, "I am on the road for the next four months, and there is a pos- & sibility of my reaching Washington about March or April. It all depends upon booking & possibilities. Just rushing this to you to give you an outline of my route."

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        Visit to Chile and the Nitrate Fields of Tarapaca.

      1890 - First edition. Frontispiece, large folding & another folding coloured map, 19 plates, with numerous illustrations in the text. 4to. Original cloth, gilt, slightly worn at extremities, large map repaired at folds. xii, 374pp. London, J.S. Virtue & Co, Russell is primarily known for his work as a journalist. He pioneered the role of special correspondent and will be forever associated with Crimean War; in particular for his reports of the suffering of the British army suffering during the winter of 1854-5.?I was invited so that I might see and report what had been done. and to examine the works which had transformed the desert of Tarapaca - wastes without a sign of life or vegetation - into a centre of commercial enterprise, and which had covered it with animated industry and prosperous life? Russell, combines descriptions of Chilean cities and industry with charming anecdotes of his travels there. Melton Prior's plates and illustrations are fine examples of the war artist's work.

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        Dictionnaire De L'ameublemnet et De La Decoration Depuise Le XIII Siecle Jusqu'a Nos Jours

      Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890. Complete in 4 Volumes Illustrated with 257 full page illustrations of which 64 are chromolithographic plates in colour, and (2,500) text illustrations. Collation: Vol. 1. 1086 columns. 64 Full page illustrations, including 16 colour. Vol II. 1250 columns. 64 Full page illustrations, including 16 colour. Vol III. 1222 columns. 64 Full page illustrations, including 16 colour. Vol IV. 1638 columns, 65 Full page illustrations, including 16 colour. Bound in dark blue crushed quarter calf, linen boards, gilt title lettering, full marble edges. Very slight marking to top board on 2 volumes, bindings in excellent clean firm condition, all hinge joints strong. Internally, no loose pages, bookplate on fixed endpaper of each volumes, with gift inscription, no other marking/writing, some occasional light spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. Books measure 23x32cm. Weight 14kg.A50. Large Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

      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.

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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.

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        Poem

      (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.

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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 TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

      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.

      [Bookseller: erlich, kramer & associates Antiquarians]
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