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        Børnenes julegave.

      Original pen + vandfarve. (1890´erne?) 27x35,50 cm.. Forsideillustration til magasinet "Børnenes Julegave" - det er uvist om tegningen er blevet brugt til forside. Meget flot og velholdt tegning. @Illustrationen er indrammet og sendes ikke. Kontakt os for mere info herom

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Deutsche Moebel-Industrie. (Möbelhaus H.Bindewald / Friedberg (Hessen). (Einbandtitel des Verkaufskataloges). 44 nicht nummerierte, braun getönte, beidseitig lithographierte (davon 10 Blatt in Mehrfarbendruck) Blätter mit 895 Möbelabbildungen UND: 82 paginierte, farbchromolithographierte Tafeln, eigentlich "Seiten". (= auf 1-40 Blatt). Die unnummerierten Tafeln enthalten die Positionen 101 - 996 (aus der Bilderfolge ist das Bild Nr. 649 ausgeschnitten und somit auch das "rückseitig" abgebildete Bild Nr.657 teils unbrauchbar). Von den Tafeln / Seiten fehlt die Seite 49/50 + 51/52. Sonst vollständig.

      insges. 84 doppels. Tafeln. Quer gr. Folio. ( 39,0 x 52,0 cm) Ausführlicher Verkaufskatalog in bester Manier des 19. Jahrhunderts mit über 1600 Möbelstücken der einen fast vollständigen Überblick über die Wohnkultur der Gründerjahre vermittelt. Sondern nahezu ein "Gesamtbild" des mitteldeutschen Angebotes um 1880 gibt. Dieser Katalog wurde wohl von der Möbel - Industrie an die verschiedensten Möbelhäuser des damaligen Zeit geliefert, hier ein Exemplar aus Friedberg /Hessen-Wetterau. So wird ein Kulturbild der Zeit sichtbar und "erkaufbar". Gezeigt werden die verschiedensten Arten von Kiefermöbeln in "Nussbaum"-Imitat: Hüteständer, "stumme Diener", Anrichten, Vitrinen, Beistellkommoden, Aufsatz- u. Kleiderschränke, Waschtischchen u. -kommoden, Betten, Garderoben, Schreibtische, Ohrensessel, Sekretäre, Bücherschränke, Bücherständer, Beistelltische, Stühle, Ess- u. Spieltische, Podeste, Notenständer, Wandborde, Anrichten, Blumentische, Spiegel, Polstermöbel bzw. Möbel mit Stoffbezug (farbig gedruckt): Chaiselongues, Sofas, Sessel, Hocker, Polsterstühle, Fußbänke. Möbel aus hellem Holz (in Gelb gedruckt): Waschtische, Küchenschränke, einfache Stühle, Truhen. Die nummerierten Tafeln (überwiegend in Farbe oder getönt gedruckt) mit ähnlichen, teilweise "kitschig" anmutenden Möbeln, hier jedoch zu "Wohngruppen" gestellt wurden: Schlafzimmer (1 Gesamtdarstellung), Wohnzimmer, Esszimmer, Damenzimmer, Arbeitszimmer, Küchen. Alle Darstellungen nahezu ausnahmslos mit Maßangaben. Das Buch ist locker in Gelenken, Ecken bestoßen und etwas angestaubt. Rücken im Falz eingerissen. Leicht gebräunt, etwas fingerfleckig. Einige Tafeln mit kl., unbed. Randeinrissen. Insgesamt Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        The Principles of Psychology

      New York: Henry Holt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of William James's masterpiece, the foundational work in establishing psychology as an experimental science. "The Principles of Psychology, which appeared in 1890 after twelve years in the making, is undoubtedly his magnum opus. James was an established Harvard professor and a psychologist and philosopher with an international reputation when Principles was published, but the book alone guaranteed him permanent renown. Since psychology and philosophy were not distinctly separated in 1890, Principles is not only a textbook in experimental psychology but also a landmark contribution to the philosophy of psychology or the philosophy of mind. Discussions of the mind-body relationship and of free will, for instance, accompany explanations of brain functions and of physiological optics. Principles, a massive study that occupies two volumes and twenty-eight chapters, is absorbing for the philosopher and the psychologist alike. Russell called Principles 'the most delightful and readable book on its subject,' a sentiment that many modern thinkers still hold" (Myers, William James: His Life and Thought). First issue, with "Psy-chology" hyphenated in ads facing title pages and error ("notice an, d" on line 19, p.307) in volume I. Provenance: with ownership signature in pencil in each volume on flyleaf of "C. E. St. John", presumably Dr. Charles Edward St. John (1857-1935), noted astronomer and physicist and student of James's at Harvard. New York: Henry Holt, 1890. Octavo, original green cloth. Light rubbing to cloth with abrasion on front board of volume I, remnants of bookplates on endpapers. Text fine. Rare.

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        Perspective Map of the City of Helena, Mont. Capital of State, County Seat of Lewis & Clarke Co

      American Publishing Co. Milwaukee: American Publishing Co., 1890. unbound. near fine. Birds-Eye view. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 26.5" x 39.25". Great birds-eye view panorama of Helena Montana. The detailed pictogram style street plan is surrounded by an inset panoramic view of the east side of Lenox and Corbin and 16 notable buildings including Ketchum, DeNoielle & Co., Nick Kesslers Brewery, the private residence of W.E. Cox, Hotel Helena, Merchants National Bank, Northern Pacific Repair shops, Round House and surroundings, Wallace-Thornburgh Lumber Co., Helena Daily Journal, Journal Publishing Company, W.B. Richard's Real Estate, Helena National Bank, Bailey Block (Jackson's Music House), Montana National Bank, Granite Block & Annex, First National Bank and Broadwater's Hotel and Natatorium. A gazetteer lists additional public buildings, hotels, railroads, street cars, schools, newspapers and churches. At the bottom center under the title of the image: "Compliments of Kessler's Brewery, Nicholas Kessler, Proprietor, Helena - Montana." In beautiful condition.

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        Ur Gösta Berlings saga.

      Berättelse från det gamla Värmland. Belönad med högsta priset vid Iduns större pristäfling år 1890. Presentupplaga. Stockholm, Gernandts boktryckeri-aktiebolag, 1891. 67 s. Häftad i mörkgrönt omslag med guldtryck. Ryggen med prydlig lagning överst.. När Selma Lagerlöfs syster Gerda på våren 1890 föreslog att hon skulle sända in något till "Iduns" novellpristävling hade hon ingenting klart av romanen som hon redan arbetat på under lång tid. In i det sista filade Lagerlöf på de fem kapitel hon till slut skickade in. Bidraget belönades med högsta pris, 500 kronor, och trycktes i tidningen "Idun" samt i denna särskilda "bokupplaga om endast ett par hundra exemplar, afsedd att utdelas till hrr tidningsutgifvare och litteraturgranskare". Prispengarna användes genast till att betala av på ett lån och Selma Lagerlöf gladdes över att, som Elin Wägner påpekar, "en uteslutande manlig prisnämnd uttalat sig om tävlingsskriftens ovanliga förtjänster 'som ställde den långt framför det mesta av vad inhemsk litteratur på länge haft att bjuda'."

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        Ur Gösta Berlings Saga.

      Brättelse från det gamla Värmland. Belönad med högsta priset vid Iduns större pristäfling år 1890. Presentupplaga. Stockholm, Frithiof Hellberg. Tryckt Gernandts Boktryckeri-Aktiebolag 1891. 8:o. 67,(1 blank) s. Trådhäftad i det tryckta originalomslaget. Sprickor i ryggen och 30 mm av rygg saknas vid foten. Liten repa bakre omslag. Bakre omslag och sista bladet hörn lagade med japanpapper. 25 x 18 cm.. Tryckt i 200 exemplar för utdelning

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        4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen

      n.p. 1890 1897 n.p., 1890-1897. 4 vols., 12mo. 1-1/2 to 4 pp. . Vickery, The Literary Impact of The Golden Bough, pp. 88-89 . A fascinating group of letters whose scope ranges from animism and tree worship to private topics. In one letter, Frazer thanks Allen "for the kind present of 'The Attis'" (Allen's translation of The Attis of Caius Valerius Catullus - with dissertations on the myth of Attis, on the origin of tree-worship -, 1892). Frazer later devoted a section to this subject in Adonis, Attis, Osiris. Studies in the History of Oriental Religion (1906). Elsewhere, Frazer observes, "I should be pleased and proud to make your acquaintance - Whether the profit would be mutual, is, I fear, much more than doubtful. I am no talker and I am afraid you would find me an exceedingly dull fellow. The few ideas I have occur at long intervals, and though, by being stored up and set out together in a book, they make a little show, yet the intervals (which form much the greater part of my life) are times of 'long barren silence' and intellectual vacuity. Not that I am idle at such times, I am reading and studying. But the process of absorbing ideas, however pleasurable to the absorber, is hardly interesting to the bystander. Forgive me for saying so much about myself - It must be very disappointing, after reading a book with interest or even admiration, to find that the writer is a very dull person." The recipient is Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899), a prolific Canadian-born writer, reviled in the mid 1890s as "the prophet of the new hedonism." As Vickery notes, discussing The Attis, "the first to make extensive use of Frazer's ideas was Grant Allen - he drew heavily on The Golden Bough, which he calls 'a profound and epoch-making work' - Allen's ideas are of less importance than is the swiftness with which he absorbed and applied the perspectives afforded classical literature by The Golden Bough." Frazer autograph material is quite uncommon, especially with such good content

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        The Rifle Brigade Chronicle. [Complete Run from 1890-1965].

      London: R.H. Porter (1890-1896); London: Bale, Sons & Danielsson (1897-1922); London [and subsequently] Winchester: The Rifle Brigade Club and Association (1923-1965). . Together 76 volumes. The majority of the volumes in original gilt lettered and decorated dark green cloth, 1915 in a variant silver lettered and decorated black buckram binding bearing a Brigade gift label to the front pastedown, the final eight years in dark green gilt faux leather, a good number of volumes up to 1920 with all edges gilt, some of the earlier volumes with contemporary ownership inscriptions. Profusely illustrated throughout, mostly one or two illustrations to a full page plate, a number of volumes with folding maps. All but a handful of the volumes with a list of illustrations to which the set has been collated, all plates present bar three in the 1900 volume. Some occasional wear or marking, some spines faded, the 1922 volume sometime rebacked preserving most of the original spine, chips to the foot of the spine of the 1924 volume and the head of 1925, tear with small loss to corner of the folding map of Burma in the 1894 volume. Comprising the first 76 years of the Chronicle, the set provides a comprehensive record of the Brigade through numerous campaigns including the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars and Malaya along with other tours across the world.

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        Original tegning: Godfred af Ghemen 1490-1890.

      Orig. tegning udført med blyant, tusch og vandfarve. Forstudie til titelside i Forening for Boghaandværk Aarsskrift 1890. København (1890). Lysmål: 51x39 cm. Arkmål: 61x50 cm. I samtidig ramme. Velbevaret.. Et boghistorisk klenodie: Den monumentale, sprudlende og særdeles dekorative tegning er forstudie til titelsiden til den første artikel (Chr. Bruun om Godfred af Ghemen, en af de første udøvende bogtrykkere i Danmark) i den første årbog udsendt af Forening for Boghaandværk (rækken skiftede snart navn til Bogvennen, der udkommer endnu). Bindesbøll må have skænket tegningen til årbogens udgiver og redaktør samt foreningens grundlægger, xylograf F. Hendriksen, der havde vennens værk hængende over sit arbejdsbord i Stormgade til sin død i 1938

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        UN VIAGGIO A NIAS (Rara edizione originale), Milano, Treves Fratelli, 1890

      17,5 x 24, rilegatura successiva mz,. tela, interno buiono, pp.724 con 195 straordinarie incisioni illustrazioni, 26 tavole e 4 carte geiografiche, Raro e ricercato.Elio Modigliani, viaggiatore, esploratore ed etnologo (1860-1932) pubblicò questo libro dopo il viaggio nell'arcipelago malese intrapreso dal 1886 al 1888. Dettagliata bibliografia e Indice analitico.

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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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, 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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        Eversley Edition: Hypatia, Hereward the Wake, Alton Locke, Two Years Ago, Westward Ho!, Yeast - Eleven Volumes.

      Macmillan . Various pagination. Various dates: 1890, 1893, 1901, 1902. In eleven volumes comprising: Hypatia, 2 vols.; Hereward the Wake, 2 vols.; Alton Lock, 2 vols.; Two Years Ago, 2 vols.; Westward Ho!, 2 vols. and Yeast, 1 vol. Lacks the 2 volumes of Poems. Uniformly bound in half dark blue morocco over blue cloth. Five raised bands to spines. Gilt panels with gilt devices and lettering. All gilt bright and fresh. Teg. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front paste-downs. Internally fresh and clean. A handsome set. 36a

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        Deutsche Volkstrachten. Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text von Albert Kretschmer

      J. G. Bach Leipzig: J. G. Bach, ca. 1890. Zweite vermehrte Auflage (Second revised edition). Hardcover. g. Lrg. 4to. 166 pages of text & 90 plates. Blind-stamped & gold decorated maroon cloth. Some age wear, scuffing and staining on binding. Discoloration on spine. Four-inch split along spine on front board, firmly holding. Decorated endpapers. Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birthname was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck (* see below), on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothschild family crest. Lithographed title-page with lettering in gold, red and black. Many pages disbound, all present. Illustrated with 90 full-page chromolithographs in vibrant colors of traditional costumes of various German regions & their cities such as Baden, Bayern, Hannover, Hessen, Schlesien, Sachsen, Württemberg plus many others. Includes some Austrian regions as well. After original drawings from 1864-1870 by Albert Kretschmer (1825-1891). At the time of publication Kretschmer was a painter and professor at the Königliche Hoftheater zu Berlin. Each plate with descriptive text, protected by a tissue guard ( tissue missing on one plate). Slight abrasions on plate 1 & 65. Minor offsetting from a few plates. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in good-, plates in very good condition. Beautiful publication with illustrations in stunning colors. * Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild. Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Collected Works of Charles Dickens

      Chapman & Hall Ltd 1890. 22 vols in 17, various paginations. Bound in a contemporary bottle green half calf with raised bands, decorative panels, and red morocco title labels. Marbled boards, marbled edges and end papers. A few of the volumes have minor chipping to the head or foot of the spine, a couple have slight scratches to the leather, but these defects are very limited in extent and this a very handsome set overall

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        Fixed Bayonets: A Complete System of Fence for the British Magazine Rifle, Explaining the use of point, edges, and butt, both in offence and defence; comprising also a Glossary of English, French, and Italian terms common to the art of fencing... Illustrated by J.E. Breun.

      London: William Clowes and Sons, 1890.. First edition, large 8vo, (xii), 183, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece with a printed signature below and 23 plates, small owner's ink stamp to fly leaf verso. Original gilt titled maroon cloth, spine slightly sunned, minor wear to extremities. Hutton's first book, "Swordmanship", was published in 1862, and following his retirement from the army in 1865 he "...devoted himself to the practice of modern fencing... His chief work, published in 1889, was devoted to the sabre - Cold Steel (a title sometimes transferred by his friends from the book to the writer)... Under Hutton's instruction the school of arms of the London rifle brigade reached a high level of all-round swordsmanship... From 1895 until his death Hutton was first president of the Amateur Fencing Association, originally the fencing branch of the Amateur Gymnastic Association, the earliest attempt at organising British fencing. He promoted the beginning of national championships for men from 1898 and for women from 1907. When English fencers first participated in the international cup (at Paris in 1903), he was on the jury. In 1909 he became fencing delegate to the British Olympic Council" (ODNB).

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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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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Henry M. Stanley"), applying for a "Special License for my marriage with Miss Dorothy Tennant -" [Tipped into:] Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley (Boston, 1909)

      De Vere Gardens may 24 1890 De Vere Gardens, may 24, 1890. Small 8vo sheet with integral blank; second and third pages glued together. One page. Small closed tear in text, soiling, remnants of prior mounting along right edge of the terminal page . Though Stanley writes in this letter to apply for a marriage it was actually Miss Dorothy Tennant who wooed Stanley and insisted on their marriage. The explorer suffered under his wife; she forbade his traveling to Africa again, forced him to run for Parliament, and exiled him to an English country house and an early death at 63

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        Philips' Imperial Atlas of the World.

      A series of eighty maps, illustrating every aspect of geographical science. Engraved from original drawings compiled from the latest surveys and the works of eminent travellers and explorers. Each map, with the exception of the physical and orographical maps is accompanied by a Complete Index, in which the latitude of every place is given. London: George Philip & Son 1890. Folio. Publisher`s red half morocco, all edges gilt. Spine with six raised band, decorated in blind- and gilt. Title gilt to front board and spine. Slight wear to corners and spine ends. Slight watersoiling to edge upper right hand corner. Stamp V. H. Hultman and date 19/4 1904 in ink on first free endpaper. 56 x 39,5 cm.. Large and heavy book extra postage required. 12 kilos

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil I fire akter

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels.. 1890 First edition. Original red pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. . Small octavo. Spine a bit faded, but a remarkably fine copy, with the covers very bright. Printing and the Mind of Man, 375. "It is virtually impossible to select any one play as 'typical' of Ibsen's outlook…Hedda Gabler' has been selected here as possibly his most frequently performed play in the modern theatre.

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        Swedish and Norwegian National Costumes.

      Cirka 1890. 18 monterade bilder på tjockare kartong i vacker färglitografi i en något nött blå originalklotkasett med förgylld pärmdekor och titel [Ettikettext: Axel Engström. Bokbindare, Etui- & Portföljarbetare STOCKHOLM. Regeringsgatan 18.]. [22x16,5 cm]. Färgfotografiernas storlek: 9x6 cm. Tryckt under varje bild: C. A. Söderman skulpt. Fot. af Eurenius & Quist. Äldre sirlig namnteckning på pärmens insida. Fotografierna är i fint skick, dvs fria från fläckar, etc.. Bilderna föreställer: 1. Sverige, från Wingåker i Södermanland. 2. Sverige, Brudpar från Herrestad i Skåne. 3. Sverige, 4. Leksand i Dalarne, Sommardrägt. 5. Sverige, Qvinnor från Blekinge. 6. Sverige, Höstetös från Herrestad i Skåne. 7. Sverige, Leksand i Dalarne Winterdrägt. 8. Sverige, Rättvik i Dalarne. Friarscen. 9. Sverige, Mora i Dalarne. 10. Sverige, Lappskor från Åsele Lappmark. 11. Sverige, Lappar från Åsele Lappmark. 12. Man och Qvinna från Kautokeino i Norska Finmarken. 13. Gubbe från Guldbrandsdalen. Qvinna från Hardanger i Norge. 14. Brudpar från Söndmör i Norge. 15. Man och Qvinna från Hitterdal i Tellemarken Norge. 16. Gift hustru från Hardanger i Norge. 17. Man och Qvinna från Sätersdalen i Norge. 18. Flicka från Sätersdalen i Norge

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        LA TRIBUNA ILLUSTRATA ANNO PRIMO 1890 (unico volume rillegato), Roma, La Tribuna, 1890

      27x 38, unico volume rilegato mz. tela recente (dorso da sistemare), fogli interne abbastanza buoni, con qualche strappetto e macchioline. Ogni rivista è di 16 pagine con pubblicità e magnifiche illustrazioni. Totale delle pagine intera annata 824. Direttore V. Morello, con Vittorio Casaliger. responsabile. Vengono pubblicati alcuni romanzi a puntate : D'ANNUNZIO GABRIELE : romanzo "L'invincibile" a puntate, sui primi 10 numeri della rivista. Coppée Francesco romanzo "Una giovinezza" con ill. di Emilio Rayard. Theuriet Andrea romanzo "Zia Aurelia" con ill. di Rayard. Inoltre vari articoli firmati con pseudonimi e tanti scritti di : Baldoria N., Capuana Luigi, Corazzini N., De Bosis Adolfo , Deleuse, Fabrizi Alfredo, Gandolin, Giacosa Giuseppe, Jarro, Luzzatto Attilio, Morello V. Panzacchi Enrico, Rastignac, Rovetta G., Sarfatti Attilio, Silvestre Armand, Socci Ettore, Ungarelli Gaspare, Vivanti Annie. Notevoli i disegni e le" riproduzioni di quadri ottocenteschi di buon livello", molte immagini anche a doppia pagina a colori. Diamo elenco dei vari pittori, disegnatori ed illustratori : Ballester, Barbella C., Bourgereau ,Campriani A., CASCELLA BASILIO, Cioni, Dalbono E., De Sanctis G., Esposito G., Ferri P., Gabani G., LIONNE, Maccari C., Micali C., Migliaro V, Millet J. F., Muccioli Carlo, Pagliei G., Rossi-Scotti Lemmo, Sartorio G., Simoni Gustavo, Tabanelli C., Tiratelli C.. Tusquez R., Veruda U.,Virgilius,Volpe A.. annata rarissima , Dal numero 1 del 6 gennaio 1890 al numero 52 del 28 dicembre. Sottolineiamo la presenza di illustrazioni importanti di BASILIO CASCELLA. 01) num. 5 del 12 febbraio sulla prima di copertina suo disegno TRAMONTO. 02) num. 6 del 9 febbraio all'interno "I lavori del Tevere" da fotografie del Conte Primoli (riproduzione di Cascella). 03) num. 12 del 23 marzo, 1a di copertina "Contadina pavese" suo disegno. 04) num. 14 del 6 aprile al'interno di "Pasqua al villaggio"£ suo acquerello. 05) num. 18 del 4 maggio allìinterno "vendita di un cavallo" sua riproduzione. 06) num. 20 del 18 maggio all'interno di "Festa da ballo al museo di Villa Borghese" disegno di Lionne e riproduzioine di Cascella. 07) num. 26 del 29 giugno, 1a di copertina "Ras Aiula" acquerello diLionne e riproduzione a colori di Cascella. 08) num. 28 del 13 luglio, a di copertina, suo disegno "Luisa duchessa di Fife" 09) num. 28 del 13 luglio doppia pagina all'interno di "la famiglia del pescatore" riproduzione di Cascella. 10) num. 30 del 27 luglio, all'interno di "Fiori d'estate" riproduzione di Cascella. La rara annata viene offerta a

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        Photograph Album of a Trip to England

      Oblong folio. Leather over flexible boards with blank black paper leaves. An album with 419 mounted photographs, 57 unmounted photographs, and one drawing. Many different sizes and processes, mostly gelatin-silver prints with a few cyanotypes. Photographs are mostly near fine, a few have creases or small damage, some are a bit oxidized, overall very good; the boards are near fine. The unmounted photographs are mostly captioned on the verso, perhaps the mounted ones are as well. Undated but circa 1890-1895. Perhaps slightly more than a dozen of the images are cabinet card portraits or commercial images, the rest are originals. Several of the unmounted images have the stamped back mark of Rev. Leonidas E. Coyle of Bridgeton, New Jersey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church (also laid in is an interesting stamped label from a grocery and dry-goods store, presumably where the album was purchased). Most of the images are from a journey to England. The album begins with shipboard photos, but the major subject in England is churches and church ruins (Lincoln, Chester, Tintern Abbey, and many others), occasionally leavened by a small child or stodgy-looking clerical gentleman. The quality of the photographs are generally quite accomplished. Perhaps the last quarter of the album consists of portraits of young children with hoops, tennis gear, reading, canoeing, throwing a ball, with false mustaches, dressed as a soldier, with dogs and cats. Many seem quite pensive. Perhaps because of the fidgety nature of children, the childhood photographs seem of a lower artistic quality, but many are still quite charming. .

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        The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with Biographical Essay By John H. Ingram (Six Volumes)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son Title page continues: "And Twenty Original Etchings, Five Photogravures and a New Etched Portrait". No date - circa 1890-1900. Burton R. Pollin's "Images of Poe's Works" (p.249, #1191) lists the date as 1895. Title page also says "In Seven Volumes", but there is no evidence found here or elsewhere that there was, in fact, a seventh book. Pollin calls for only the six volumes. Pollin goes on to state, "These plates, all from the 1884 Quantin French volumes, may have been Harrison's main source for most of his pictures in the 1902 edition and are therefore doubly important." Volume I Tales of Imagination (18 stories) (287 pp.), Volume II Tales of Imagination / Tales of Humor (15 stories) (278 pp.), Volume III Tales of Humor (17 stories) (258 pp.), Volume IV The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (225 pp.), Volume V Miscellaneous Tales (11 stories) (324 pp.), and Volume VI Life and Poems (biographical essay and 57 poems) (xxxviii, 199 pp). Red leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt designs and titles on spine. T.e.g. Rough cut page edges on fore-edge and bottom. Marbled endpapers matching the covers. Illustrators include Chifflat, Wogel, Laurens, and Meaulle. Mild rubbing. Only minor bumping to corners. Some occasional, scattered, minor foxing. Owners inscription dated 1900 on f.e.p. of all volumes. Volume V has a small tear at tail of spine - all other spine ends in the set in remarkably good shape. All bindings tight with no loose pages. Quite scarce in this edition and format and an attractive set.. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Katalog der Bibliothek des Reichstages. 10 (von 11) Bänden

      Berlin, 1890 - 1907..

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        An ILLUSTRATED HISTORY Of SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Containing a History of Sacramento County from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospective Future; with Profuse Illustrations of its Beautiful Scenery, Full-page Portraits of Some of its most Eminent Men, and Biographical Mention of Many of its Pioneers and also of Prominent Citizens of To-day

      Chicago:: The Lewis Publishing Company,. 1890.. Quarto. 11-3/4" x 9-1/8". 1st edition (Filby, p. 30; Rocq 6509). viii, 898 pp.. Original publisher's full brown pebbled sheep binding with gilt stamping. Beveled edges. AEG. Floral patterned-paper eps.. General shelf wear, with front joint showing some rubs. Front hinge. starting. A solid VG - VG+ copy.. This the first Sacramento County history, compiled by a one-time state historian. . Illustrated with plates & portraits. Tailpieces.

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        Records of The General Synod of Ulster from 1691 to 1820.

      Belfast: John Reid and Co. Printers 1890,1897, 1898.. In Three Volumes. Vol I, from 1691 to 1720, vi+544 pp. Vol. II. from 1721 to 1777. vii+591 pp. Vol III, 1778 to 1820, vii+542 pp. Published by the authority of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, with the sanction of The General Synod. These invaluable records were published in three volumes and are now exceedingly difficult to acquire as a set. Green boards, gilt spine title. Vol I has the bookplate of Ballycastle Presbyterian Church Fullerton Library. Boards a little rubbed, corners bumped, internally tight bright copies, in generally good/very good condition. Unfortunately they were not published with the projected index. We will not sell the volumes separately.

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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.

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        "Ethnografisk Kart over Tromsø Amt Samt Ofotens Præstegjæld af Nordlands Amt, Maalestok 1/200,000"

      Litografi trykket i 6 blad, hvert blad ca. 49x69cm"Udarbeidet og trykt i Norges geografiske Opmaaling" Kristiania 1890 Meget uvanlig kart over Tromsø Amt. Med etnografiske tabeller og tegnforklaringer på norsk og fransk. Bladene kan settes sammen og vil bli et imponerende oversiktskart over Troms. Alle bladene er i perfekt stand. Mye av Friis sin livsgjerning var knyttet til det samiske språk, kultur og mytologi og i 1881 utga han sitt hovedverk "Fra Finnmarken. Skildringer"

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        The Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Rook

      New York, U.S.A.: The Truth Seeker Company , 1890. Full Title. The Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Rook: Showing the Absurdity and Untruthfulness of the Church's Claim to be a Divine and Beneficent Institution and Revealing the Abuses of a Union of Church and State with Copious Citations of Fact, History, Statistics, and Opinions of Scholars to Maintain the Argument of the Artist. Watson Heston was an irreverent cartoonist who peaked in the late 19th century. His cartoons, which poked fun at religion in general and Christianity in particular, appeared in the famous freethought newspapers. Freethought is a philosophy that rejects authority and dogma, most notably that of organized religion in favor of conclusions reached by rationality and science. It calls for separation of Church and State using artwork and terms that still read so thoroughly modern. Scarce survival of this Authors' work as many of his titles were banned and burned. CONDITION Oblong 4to in Brown cloth with incised Black title and bright Gilt illustration to front (buffed through cloth at cnrs, o/w moderate wear, brush mark with white paint to spine heel, crease to bottom front cnr) 368 pages with illus throughout, mostly clean with finger marks to page edges, short tears to some page edges due to paper age and type (mostly not effecting content. Copy is mostly bright thogh slightly loose to a few gathers mid tome. ISBN: 0000000000. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Grphic Illustrated Cartoon Comics.

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        DUNEDIN 1860 [cover title]

      [Dunedin, New Zealand: Frank Coxhead, ca. 1890].. Ten album cards, each with a vintage albumen photograph mounted on recto and verso, for a total of twenty photographs. Each image measuring 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Oblong quarto. Contemporary green cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt-stamped title on cover. Moderate spotting on cards, affecting a few images. Photographs captioned on images. Very good, with small promotional bookplate of Frank Coxhead on front pastedown reading: "We invite inspection of our superior collection of Photo Views of the West Coast Sounds, and other Views, before purchasing elsewhere." A wonderful assemblage of New Zealand views. Despite the assertion made on the cover, the present images were taken over a three-year period, from 1860 to 1863. Coxhead was one of Dunedin's best early photographers, active in Dunedin ca. 1870 through ca. 1893, operating his business on Princes Street from 1885 through 1893. Most likely the present images were reprinted ca. 1890 from the original negative plates. The images, which depict the port, mercantile areas, and certain residential districts, are listed below: 1) Bell Hill (1860). 2) Maitland Street. 3) Princes Street (1860). 4) N.E. Valley. 5) Dunedin (1861). 6) Maclaggan Street. 7) Dunedin from Bowling Street. 8) High Street. 9) Bell Hill (1861). 10) Rattray Street. 11) Dunedin from Canongate. 12) Dunedin from Bell Hill. 13) The Octagon. 14-17) Princes Street (1861-63). 18) Dunedin (1863). 19) Empire Hotel. 20) Gabrial's Gully. In 1861, gold was discovered in New Zealand, and the rush that followed prompted a rapid change in the physical environment. These images provide an excellent record of this early boom phase that vaulted Dunedin to the status of New Zealand's leading economic center by the end of the 19th century. Among the earliest attainable New Zealand photographic albums and exceedingly scarce. There is no reference work devoted to New Zealand photography, but, by comparison, the standard bibliography for Australian photographic books lists its first entry as 1864.

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        THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Together with Works by Bret Harte and Lafcadio Hearn

      Lippincott Monthly Magazine. Very Good with no dust jacket; Here printed for the first time in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. 100 pages, in 13 chapters. Wilde later added 6 more chapters to give us the edition generally reprinted today. But that is not the only wonderful item between these marbled covers. This is a bound edition of Lippincott's for May to August, 1890, with several other high spots. These include the complete Sappho of Green Springs by Bret Harte, from the May 1890 issue and a piece from that same issue titled Karma, by Lafcadio Hearn. Another illustrated piece on Palmistry, also called Cheiromancy. Each piece is separately paginated, as they were issued separately. The Picture of Dorian Gray was originally issued as a paperback by Lippincott's Monthly, and copies of the standalone volume are generally in very poor condition and still sell for $2000 or so. This copy is 9x6, bound in purplish half leather with gilt titles and marbled boards. Some age lines on the spine, but the leather is holding up very well. A couple of wonderful old rubber stamps from William V. Pippen, Dealer in Books, New & Old, 327 Charles St. , Baltimore, MD. In very good condition, almost impossible to find. 1890. First US Edition; First Printing. Magazine. 8vo; The Philadelphia edition (simultaneous with the London edition) bound together with stories by Bret Hart (Sappho of Green Springs) and lafcadio Hearne (Karma) and Mrs. Alexander (What Gold Cannot Buy) .

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        Life of Robert Browning

      Walter Scott London: Walter Scott. 1890. First. First edition. Corners a bit bumped, light wear and tear at the spine ends, a couple of light pencil notes in the text in an unknown hand, a sound and attractive, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Miss Agnes Hall from her friend The Author. Rome 1890-91." With the bookplate of Radclyffe Hall and her companion Una Troubridge. An interesting copy. We could find little of Agnes Hall but that she was a correspondent of W.B. Yeats. How the book transferred from Agnes Hall to Radclyffe Hall and Troubridge is unknown. Sharp embodied some feminine consciousness of his own, writing several books under the pseudonym, Fiona MacLeod. .

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        Lebende Thierbilder. Ein Ziehbilderbuch.

      Bilderwelt 2049; Ries 710,10; Krahe (Meggendorfer Ausstellungskatalog "Lebende Bilderbücher") 86. Enthält: Der Kettenhund (Kopf und Rute lassen sich bewegen); Am Teiche (Hühner-, Enten- u. Gänsteköpfe sind beweglich sowie eine tauchende und eine schwimmende Ente); Die Schafherde (Schafköpfe sind beweglich sowie zwei kämpfende Widder); Der Fuhrmannsgaul (das Pferd neigt den Kopf zum Futter hin, bewegt Bein und Schweif, 2 Tauben auf dem Dach sind beweglich); Im Viehstall (4 Kühe neigen ihre Köpfe zum Futtertrog); Gute Freunde (2 Hasen und 1 Katze bewegen ihre Köpfe, ein Ziegenbock nimmt Futter aus der Futterkrippe); Der Hirsch (bewegt Kopf, Bein und Wedel, ein auf dem Baum sitzendes Eichhörnchen läßt sich ebenfalls bewegen); Der Uhu (bewegt den Kopf und die Flügel). "Als Besitzer einer Anzahl verschiedenartiger Tiere - darunter Seidenraupen, Affen, Esel sowie einer Rinderzucht - bemühte sich Meggendorfer, das jeweils Typische eines jeden Tieres in seinen Bildern einzufangen. Die Ziehmechanik paßt sich den natürlichen Bewegungsabläufen der jeweiligen Tiere an. "Schug in Bilderwelt 2049). "Meggendorfer hat das visuelle Vergnügen der Kinder in einer Weise erweitert, die vermutlich nicht mehr nachgeahmt werden kann. Sein Werk ist einzigartig." (Maurice Sendak in Lothar Meggendorfer - Lebende Bilderbücher). Einband am Rücken und Ecken mit Leinenstreifen verstärkt. Einband etwas berieben. Die Ziehstreifen fachmännisch hinterlegt bzw. ergänzt. Textseiten teils mit etwas Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Bilderseite und etwas fingerfleckig. Einige wenigen Stellen mit kleineren minimalen, teils hinterlegten Einrissen. Die Ziehmechanismen alle intakt.

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        A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

      Roberts Brothers. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various rubbing, minor leaning, mild soiling, etc. Some occasional light foxing. The Alcott inscription page presents several tiny patches of marginal foxing with the inscription itself being extremely clear and legible.

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        The Star Boarder: Imitations Of "Sousa" The March King in His Latest Poses

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

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        Principes Fondamentaux De La Penalite Dans Les Systemes Les Plus Modernes

      Paris : Arthur Rousseau, 1890. 1st Edition. Description: 637 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Punishment --Philosophy --Criminal law --Comparative law Near fine copy in the original paper-labelled quarter-cloth over marble boards with marble end papers. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression

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        Herrenporträts. 2 Ölbilder auf Leinwand. Um 1890. Davon 1 monogrammiert 'D.H.'. Beide ca. 61 x 46 cm.

      1. Alter Herr im Profil.- Der grauhaarige Mann mit Schnauzer weist eine Ähnlichkeit zu Bismarck auf.- 2. Älterer Herr im Halbprofil.- Mann mit leicht angegrauten dunklen kinnlagen Haaren.- Beide Werke gerollt, teils mit Knickspuren.

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        Das Kapital. Bde. 1 und 2 (von 3) in 2 Bdn. 4. und 1. Auflage. Hrsg. v. Friedrich Engels. Hamburg, Meissner, 1890. XXXII, 739 S.; XXVII, 526 S., 2 Bll. Hldr. d. Zeit mit RVerg. (beschabt, berieben).

      Bei dem ersten Band handelt es sich um eine Ausgabe letzter Hand, der zweite Band liegt in Erstauflage vor.- Buch 1 über den 'Produktionsprozess des Kapitals', Buch 2 über den 'Circulationsprozess des Kapitals'.- Stempel 'Freie Vereinigung der Kaufleute zu Berlin' und handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk 'E. Schneider' auf Titelblättern. Erich Schneider (1900-1970) war Professor an der Universität Aarhus, bevor er im Jahr 1944 eine Berufung an die Kieler Universität erhielt. 1961 übernahm er die Leitung des Kieler Instituts für Weltwirtschaft und galt zu dieser Zeit als der wohl einflussreichste deutsche Wirtschaftstheoretiker.

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        The Golden Bough, a study in comparative religion

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered gilt, front covers with a design of mistletoe in gilt, green coated endpapers. Custom green morocco-entry slipcase. Frontispiece after Turner. Spines slightly chipped at head, light marginal toning, a good copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on an initial blank, "The Rev. J. S. Black with the Author's kind regards. 13th May, 1890." An excellent association of this anthropological classic: John Sutherland Black (1846-1923) was later to be the biographer of Black's closest friend, the dedicatee and originator of The Golden Bough, William Robertson Smith. Some material relating to Scottish harvest customs communicated via Black had been published by Frazer in The Folk-Lore Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1889), pp. 47-53; and the same material is reused here in vol. 2, p. 10.

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        Collected Works of Charles Dickens 22 Volumes Bound as 17

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1890. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Half Calf. Very Good. 22 vols in 17, various paginations. Bound in a contemporary bottle green half calf with raised bands, decorative panels, and red morocco title labels. Marbled boards, marbled edges and end papers. A few of the volumes have minor chipping to the head or foot of the spine, a couple have slight scratches to the leather, but these defects are very limited in extent and this a very handsome set overall 19a

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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. Portræt på frontispicen. Med 4 farveplancher og et foldet kort og et foldet diagram. Indbundet i et stateligt halvbind af lysebrunt gedeskind med rygforgyldning. Marmoreret snit, der matcher med forsats papir. Lidt gulplettet hist og her. Let skjold på nederste hjørne af ryggen og på bogens nederste hjørne. Stempel (Udgaaet af Hans Majestæt Kongens Haandbibliotek) bag på portrætplanchen. Blindpræget navn (Louise) med dansk kongekrone på forreste friblad.. Attraktivt kongeligt 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.** Bogen har tilhørt enten dronning Louise (g.m. Christian IX) eller (mest sandsynligt) Louise af Sverige og Norge, g.m. Frederik VIII og mor til kong Håkon VII af Norge

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        TOM TARTAR

      London: W. Lucas, 1890 Burrage, (Edwin) Harcourt (1839-1916). Quarter black leather over plain dark blue boards. Gilt stamped spine title. Original illustrated wrappers bound-in. Complete numbers 1 through 17. 544pp. Extra Coloured frontispiece & Title page added [W. Lucas as Publisher], n.d. [c. 1890]. With Full colour poster page of Robin Hood & Little John preserved at the end. Very Rare example of this early penny dreadful in about very good antiquarian condition. A rare complete run. Penny Dreadful [Dime Novels were the American version] was a term applied to nineteenth century British fiction publications, usually lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing a penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction, such as story papers and booklet "libraries." The Penny Dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed primarily at teenage boys from the working class, though there is some evidence that many girls read them as well. Penny Parts The penny part stories got underway in the 1830s, originally as a cheaper alternative for the working class adults, but by the 1850s the serial stories were aimed exclusively at teenagers. The stories themselves were reprints or sometimes rewrites of Gothic thrillers such as The Monk or The Castle of Otranto , as well as new stories about famous criminals. Some of the most famous of these penny part stories were The String of Pearls (which ostensibly introduced Sweeney Todd), The Mysteries of London (inspired by the French serial, The Mysteries of Paris) and Varney the Vampire. Highwaymen were popular heroes. Black Bess or the Knight of the Road, outlining the largely imaginary exploits of real-life highwayman Dick Turpin, continued for 254 episodes. Working class boys who could not afford a penny a week often formed clubs that would share the cost, passing the flimsy booklets from reader to reader. Other enterprising youngsters would collect a number of consecutive parts, then rent the volume out to friends. Penny Dreadfuls In 1866, Boys of England was introduced as a new type of publication, an eight page magazine that featured serial stories as well as articles and shorts of interests. It was printed on the same cheap paper, though sporting a larger format than the penny parts. Numerous competitors quickly followed, with such titles as Boy’s Leisure Hour, Boys Standard, Young Men of Great Britain, etc. As the price and quality of fiction was the same, these storypapers also fell under the general definition of Penny Dreadfuls (also known as Penny Bloods or Blood and Thunders in their early days). American dime novels were edited and rewritten for a British audience. These appeared in booklet form, such as the Boy’s First Rate Pocket Library. Frank Reade, Buffalo Bill and Deadwood Dick were all popular with the Penny Dreadful audience. Half-penny Dreadful In the mid-1890s a publisher, Alfred Harmsworth, decided to do something about what was widely perceived as the corrupting influence of the Penny Dreadfuls. He issued new story papers, The Half-penny Marvel, The Union Jack and Pluck, all priced at one half-penny. At first the stories were high-minded, moral tales, reportedly based on true experiences, but it was not long before these papers started using the same kind of material as the publications they competed against. A.A. Milne once said, "Harmsworth killed the penny dreadful by the simple process of producing the ha’penny dreadfuller." Legacy Two phenomenally popular characters to come out of the "Penny Dreadfuls" were Jack Harkaway, introduced in the Boys of England in 1871, and Sexton Blake, who began in the Half-penny Marvel in 1893. Blake soon took over the lead spot in Union Jack and appeared in roughly 4,000 adventures, right up into the 1970s, a record only exceeded by Nick Carter and Dixon Hawke. Harkaway was also popular in America , and had many imitators. Over time, the Penny Dreadfuls morphed into the British comic magazines. Owing to their cheap production, their perceived lack of value, and such hazards as war-time paper drives, the Penny Dreadfuls, particularly the earliest ones, are fairly rare today. A demon in the Terry Brooks novel Angel Fire East takes the name "Penny Dreadful" after seeing one of the novels. American experimental/indie artists Avey Tare and Panda Bear, members of the band Animal Collective, have a song named "Penny Dreadfuls" on their album Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished. A metal band in the United States has used the name "The Penny Dreadfuls" and do songs based on some of the stories from old penny pages. British folk metal band Skyclad have a track named "Penny Dreadful" on their 1996 album Irrational Anthems. ............"With one bound Jack was free" became the archetypal phrase writers used to release their hero/heroine from an impossible situation, for example, hanging from a branch half-way down a cliff at the end of one installment (hence "cliff-hanger"). The phrase could also be in reference to Spring Heeled Jack, an urban legendary character further popularized in Penny Dreadfuls. Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers is a horror host show based out of New England that airs on cable access in several US states. The witch hostess, Penny Dreadful, is based on the name of the cheap paperbacks, as is her show, Shilling Shockers (which were publications similar to penny dreadfuls and available in the early 19th century). The Penny Dreadful Players is the oldest student-run theatre group at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. They perform 8-10 shows a year for hundreds of students and community members. Further reading Anglo, Michael Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors Haining, Peter Penny Dreadfuls Penny Dreadfuls and Comics, catalogue of exhibition, Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood Turner, Ernest Sackville Boys Will be Boys (survey of penny dreadfuls up until the 1960s), ISBN 0-810-34091-7 Derivative works Penny Dreadfuls have been the subject of other cultural works. Some include: Dave Sim's award-winning independent comic book Cerebus the Aardvark featured Penny Dreadfuls written by the main character Cerebus at the behest of Weisshaupt in the Church & State I issues of the series. See also Dime novel, Gothic novel, Story paper, Pulp magazine, History of the British Comic - [Source Wikipedia]. 1st Edition.

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        Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

      London: Walter Scott, [1890]. Hard Cover. First Edition, later issue or impression. John Cowper Powys's copy with his inscriptions "Powys, Court House Lewes Sussex" and "Bought at Bala 1899" and with five extensive and very competent original pencil sketches by Powys on the endpapers and on the title page. Very good in original dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and decoration to front board. Chipping and wear to spine ends, marking to boards, and bumping to corners. Browning to interior. An attractive and charming association copy, linking two major Irish and Welsh authors. Turner 230b; Wade 212 (first edition). 325 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052010. Very Good.

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        The Nursery Alice

      London, Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. With text adapted to nursery readers. Small quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, decorations to boards gilt, two raised bands, titles to spine gilt, with inset coloured onlay to front cover replicating the frontispiece, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Contains 20 coloured enlargements from Tenniel's illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Some light spotting and browning to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. Second (First Published) Edition. With "PRICE FOUR SHILLINGS" on the title page. With the author's presentation inscription to the half title page, "For Margery, from the author, Mar. 25 1890." The first printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Carroll in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. 500 copies were sent for issue in the USA but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example being the earliest.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA its occupation by Spain and France -- its sale to the United States -- its opening to settlement in 1889 -- and the meeting of the first territorial legislature (Signed association)

      C. B. Hamilton & Son, Topeka, 1890, 1890 Book. Very Good+. Hardcover.. First Edition. Lovely gilt-stamped & decorated cloth. 277pp. Illustrated with many wood engravings of landscape, architecture, & portraiture. The preliminary blank page has a modern, nine-line ink presentation inscription in 1981 from a woman who was a great-granddaughter of Col. John Shanklin. Shanklin has two pages of biography at the end of the book. He was at one time a member of the Townsite Commissioners in Oklahoma Territory. The presentation is to the woman's grandson. The cover sub-title is, "The Land of the Fair God." This book represents the first history of Oklahoma Territory after mass opening to white settlement. There is also considerable information on the natural characteristics of the land. Professionally rebound in original covers, with new floral endpapers closely matching the originals. Extremities & edges of the covers worn, but not severely so. Very scarce. Howes R390 ("Most of the edition burned"), Hargrett Gilcrease Imprints p294 (burned in a fire "in Topeka"), Rader 2810, Graff 3536..

      [Bookseller: Gene W. Baade Books on the West]
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        The works of George Eliot. Standard Edition.

      Enthält: Adam Bede (2 Bände), Essays and leaves from a note-book (1), Romola (2), Daniel Deronad (3), The Legend of Jubal and other poems, old and new (1), Silas Marner - The lifted veil - Brother Jacob (1), The Spanish Gypsy (1), Middlemarch, a Study of provincial life (3), The mill on the floss (2), Impressions of Theoprastus Such (1), Felix Holt, the radical (2), Scenes of clerical life (2). Bei einem Band Vortitel im weißen Rand sauber hinterlegt. Einbände teils leicht beschabt. Schöne, dekorative Ausgabe in englischer Sprache.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurz Rainer]
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        THE RED FAIRY BOOK

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1890. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ford, Henry J. & Speed, Lancelot. Very good condition with no wrapper. Red cloth, gilt titles and illustration to front. Black endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. 367 pages plus 4 page and 16 page book lists. All edges gilt. Corners worn. Spine lightly faded. Base of front joint starting to crack. Gilt to covers generally bright. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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