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        Southern California and the Santa Fe Route

      May 1890 Oblong 8vo., (3 4/8 x 5 4/8 inches). 17 fine pen and ink sketches, and one watercolour drawing of striking views in and around California and the Santa Fe trail through Arizona and New Mexico, each captioned and dated by the artist. Original maroon paper boards heavily embossed in gilt, inscribed by Brownell on the front free endpaper (a bit worn at the extremities). Brownell a landscape and still-life artist born in Providence, Rhode Island "sketched and painted some of the most distinctive scenery of any American artist,... he had a natural scientist's curiosity for the minute details of nature, and made voluminous sketches in both pencil and watercolor of specific nature studies as well as more complete landscape compositions. He kept meticulously detailed notes of his surroundings, both as inscriptions on individual sketches as well as in a series of picture diaries [as here]. Brownell's pictures broadly follow the style of the Hudson River School; he painted many oils and watercolours of the same New England views popular with other landscape artists of the time, as well as subjects drawn from the vicinities of his family's properties in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Brownell's most significant contribution to American landscape painting, however is his body of landscapes of the island of Cuba, which he first visited in 1853... Free from financial worries, Brownell traveled extensively throughout his life, and seems never to have stopped sketching. In all his works, there is a strong sense of place, of a particular location sensitively recorded at a specific moment in time. Brownell's sketches are souvenirs of the many places he visited. They were intended as such; each is annotated careful in clear script, with date and location generally recorded along with vantage point, common and botanical names of plants, and other relevant information. Brownell kept these sketches to remind himself of precisely what he saw at various times and places as, in effect, a visual diary that could rekindle his memory. Bound by the artist into books, these sketches were kept in his possession until his death" (Zachary D. Ross "Charles de Wolf Brownell: A Decade of Travel, 1856-66" pages 5-6). The sketches in this album are: San Diego, Cal. From Florence Heights May 4.1890; Meru - Old Spanish Mission - near San Juan, Cal. May 9.1890; Santa Ana May 9. 1890; View North, from near San Borodino May 9. 1890; Mojave Desert May 9. 1890; Mojave May 9.1890; Mojave Indians at the Needles - on the Colorado River May 10.1890; At the Needles - course of the Colorado River May 10.1890; Dum Palms - Arizona. Indian huts May 10.1890; Across the Colorado River: the old bridge - the Needles May 10-1890; New Bridge, over the Colorado River - at the Needles- May 10.1890; Doum Palms - Arizona May 10.1890; Arizona May 10. 1890; Arizona - or New Mexico May 10.1890; Arizona or New Mexico May 11.1890; Arizona or New Mexico May 11.1890; New Mexico May ii.1890; New Mexico Mayy.1890 (watercolour). .

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        Sea Tales from the Far East

      Yokohama, "Box of Curios" Print, n.d. , [c.1890] . Octavo [iv], 36pp. Original blue cloth, title gilt to upper board. This copy inscribed "Mr. H. F. Nevile with the Author's Compliments." Endpapers browned, light toning else, front hinge cracking, externally slightly soiled, about very good. First edition. An alternative title at the head of the first tale is "Captain Hodnett's Yarns of the Eastern Seas" which very much catches the flavour of this salty collection of apparently factual stories of piracy, smuggling, blockade-running and cannibals. Under Hodnett's name COPAC lists a single copy of something titled Tales of Adventure on Land and Sea in the Far East held at Oxford. OCLC has three copies of the same item, printed by R. Meiklejohn, also at Yokohama, in 1896. From the specific imprint of this item, compared with others on OCLC, we would guess at a date around 1892, predating the Meiklejohn publication. In his preface Hodnett says that he "has been asked by a few friends to put these stories in print, though he is perfectly aware that they will interest but a very few"; perhaps they exceeded his expectations and a further issue was called for. Of this putatively first issue we have been unable to trace another copy.

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        Hedda Gabler

      Gydendalske Boghandels, Copenhagen, 1890. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. First edition in three-quarter leather and marbled paper. Publisher: Gydendalske Boghandels, Copenhagen, 1890. Text in Danish. Binding is in as new condition. Contents clean. 4 ¾ x 7 1/8 inches. 236 pages. Marbled endpapers. Edges dyed dark blue. A beautiful copy of an influential work by Ibsen. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-262. Price: $1250.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Port-Tarascon

      Paris: Dentu, 1890. relié. 16,5x23,5cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin aubergine à coins, dos lisse uniformement passé orné d'un riche encadrement de filets et pointillés dorés, date en queue, filets dorés sur les plats, contregarde et garde de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure signée Carayon. Ouvrage illustré de dessins de Bieler, Conconi, Montégut, Montenard, Myrbach et Rossi. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami et éditeur Georges Decaux. Quelques pâles rousseurs. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. - Dentu, Paris _1890, 16,5x23,5cm, relié. - relié

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        Galerie Contemporaine des Illustrations Françaises

      Paris, , 1890. 8 volumes, folio. Original half morocco with marbled boards, titles and decoration to boards gilt. Profusely illustrated with more than 160 mounted photographs. Edges lightly rubbed. A handsome set. The more than 160 mounted photographs include portraits of Baudelaire by Carjat, Victor Hugo, Rossini, François Coppée, Gounod, le Duc d'Aumale, Corot, Edmond About, Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Droz, Bartholdi, Rouget de l'Isle, Thiers, Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Doré, Edmond de Goncourt, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Baron Taylor, Cardinal Lavigerie, Jules Janin, Ernest Renan, Octave Feuillet, Ambroise Thomas, Alphonse Karr, Pierre Loti, Champfleury, Georges Sand, Emile Littré, Théodore de Banville, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Figuier, Lous Blanc, Alphonse Daudet, Louis Pasteur, Gustave Eiffel, Emile Zola, along with other French authors and artists, and reproductions of paintings and sculptures.

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        A Study in Scarlet

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1890. First American Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering and black decoration on spine, black lettering and decoration on cover, printed brown rosebud endpapers. "A Study in Scarlet" is the first Sherlock Holmes novel, and was first published in England in 1888. This is the first American edition, first cloth issue, published in September, 1890. Green & Gibson [A1b] (Boston: Hudson House, 2000). "A Study in Scarlet" is also listed in "100 Books That Shaped World History" [Raftery, 2002]. . Spine mildly worn at head and heel, covers very lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, very slightly cocked, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . Sherlock Holmes Series. Vol. 1. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 214 pp .

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        IN DARKEST AFRICA : Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria 2 Vol

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1890. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Both Volumes Near Fine in Green Boards. A Very scarce piece in such nice condition .

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

      1890. first edition. Stanley’s Last African ExpeditionSTANLEY, Henry M[orton]. In Darkest Africa or The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. With One Hundred and Fifty Woodcut Illustrations and Maps. In Two Volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890.First edition. Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 218 x 140 mm.). xv, [1, blank], 529, [1, printer’s imprint]; xv, [1, blank], 472, [2, publisher’s advertisements] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece (with tissue guard) in Volume I, photogravure frontispiece portrait (with tissue guard) in Volume II, thirty-six additional numbered wood-engraved plates, 105 wood-engraved text illustrations, three folding color maps, one color profile sketch, and one folding table.Original reddish brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, gray, and black and lettered in gilt and black on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and black on spine. Pictorial endpapers (reproducing the forest background of the large folding map in Volume II) in pale green and white. Binder’s ticket (“Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge”) on rear pastedown of Volume I. Light rubbing to corners and spine extremities. Front hinge of Volume I hints at starting, with tiny split to rear hinge. Short (1 1/2 inch) tear neatly repaired to folding map facing p. 1. Some occasional light foxing, primarily to edges of Volume I. Embossed stamp of W.H. Smith & Son, London, on front free endpaper of Volume I. Overall, an excellent and very bright copy. “Stanley’s last African expedition began in 1887 as a relief mission to aid Emin Pasha, the German-born governor of southern Sudan’s Equatoria province, who had been cut off from Anglo-Egyptian forces to the north since the outbreak of a Muslim revolt six years earlier. Stanley again ascended the Congo, then marched across central Africa toward Emin Pasha’s stronghold on Lake Albert. Along the way, he lost nearly half of the 700 members of the expedition, with the survivors trailing behind him over several hundred miles. Ironically, by the time Stanley reached Lake Albert, he was critically low on provisions and had to be resupplied by Emin Pasha, the man he had come to rescue. Stanley and Emin Pasha explored the Semliki River, establishing it as the principal connection between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. While in the region, Stanley came upon the Ruwenzori Mountains, the fabled Mountains of the Moon, which had been described by the ancient geographer Ptolemy. After a 3,000 mile journey, in which he had traversed Africa from west to east, Stanley and the survivors of his expedition, along with Emin Pasha and the remainder of the Equatoria garrison, reached Zanzibar in late 1889” (Carl Waldman, Who Was Who in World Exploration, pp. 598-599).

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        In Darkest Africa

      1890. first edition. Edition De LuxeOne of Only 250 Copies Signed by Henry M. StanleySTANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa, or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria… with Six Etchings and One Hundred and Fifty Woodcut Illustrations and Maps. London: Sampson Low, Marson, Searle and Rivington, 1890. Edition De Luxe, limited to 250 copies, signed and hand-numbered by Henry M. Stanley, this being no. 243. Two large quarto volumes. (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in; 293 x 223 mm). Photogravures as frontispieces, six etchings signed in pencil by G. Montbard, thirty-seven mounted woodcut plates on india paper, with tissue guards, 113 woodcuts, three fold-out color maps (two linen-backed). Publisher's three-quarter dark green crushed morocco decoratively ruled over vellum sides. Front covers decorated and lettered in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, lettered in gilt, beveled edges. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Minor soiling to vellum sides and some foxing to plate margins. Despite the marginal foxing this is a very good set, far better than is usually seen.“Stanley’s last African expedition began in 1887 as a relief mission to aid Emin Pasha, the German-born governor of southern Sudan’s Equatoria province, who had been cut off from Anglo-Egyptian forces to the north since the outbreak of a Muslim revolt six years earlier. Stanley again ascended the Congo, then marched across central Africa toward Emin Pasha’s stronghold on Lake Albert. Along the way, he lost nearly half of the 700 members of the expedition, with the survivors trailing behind him over several hundred miles. Ironically, by the time Stanley reached Lake Albert, he was critically low on provisions and had to be resupplied by Emin Pasha, the man he had come to rescue. Stanley and Emin Pasha explored the Semliki River, establishing it as the principal connection between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. While in the region, Stanley came upon the Ruwenzori Mountains, the fabled Mountains of the Moon, which had been described by the ancient geographer Ptolemy. After a 3,000 mile journey, in which he had traversed Africa from west to east, Stanley and the survivors of his expedition, along with Emin Pasha and the remainder of the Equatoria garrison, reached Zanzibar in late 1889” (Carl Waldman, Who Was Who in World Exploration, pp. 598-599).

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        In Darkest Africa. In Two Volumes

      New York:: Scribners,, 1890. . Both volumes are exceptionally Fine bright copies in fresh mylar jackets. Interiors are clean and without marks. All three maps are present. .

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        IN DARKEST AFRICA

      Scribner's New York: Scribner's, 1890. Slight rubbing to upper cover of Vol I, else excellent copies. First American edition Two volumes. xiv, 547p; xvi, 540p, 2p ads. Illustrated, including three folding maps in rear pockets. Original green cloth with title and embossed designs in gilt and black on spine and upper covers

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        In Darkest Africa

      London - Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Company, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of this account of the expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria, by the famous Welsh explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Fiftieth thousand. With thirty-six plates (collated complete),vignette illustrationsand folding coloured map to the rear pastedown. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, was famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, Dr. Livingstone, I presumeIn 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II demanded that Stanley take the longer route, via the Congo river, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley met Emin in 1888, charted the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. But this expedition tarnished Stanley's name because of the conduct of the other Europeans: British gentlemen and army officers. An army major was shot by a carrier, after behaving with extreme cruelty. James Jameson, heir to an Irish whiskey manufacturer, bought an eleven-year old girl and offered her to cannibals in order to document and sketch how she was cooked and eaten. Stanley only found out when Jameson had died of fever. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally smart, with just some fading to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with some spotting to the first few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        In Darkest Africa. Or, The Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. With One Hundred and Fifty Woodcut Illustrations and Maps

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Limited, 1890., 1890. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's gilt and black pictorial russet cloth, rubbed and bumped to extremities; inner hinges starting; some foxing; closed tear to a folding map, repair to another. Portrait frontispieces, 36 full-page illustrations, 3 folding coloured maps, diagram and 100 further woodcuts. A very good set indeed of one of the most remarkable expedition across the African territory.

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        In Darkest Africa or the quest rescue and retreat of Emin. With one hundered and fifty woodcut illustrations and maps. Vol. I-II.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston..., 1890. XV + 529 + XV + 472 s. Rikt illustrert. 4 karter, hvorav 3 foldede. Orig. dekorerte helsjirtingbd. 2 av kartene med noen små rifter i folden som er fagmessig reparert. Litt brunplettet. Navnestempel på forsatsbl

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        IN DARKEST AFRICA or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. [Two Volumes]

      Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington 1890. Two volumes, 8vo., bound in tan decorative cloth gilt. Light foxing, folding map to Volume I is torn across the width of one fold. VG bright selt overall.....FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTION, PLEASE ENQUIRE. NOTE: Heavy Set , [1.8kg+] might require special shipping arrangements

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        Vorlesungen über die Algebra der Logik. (Exakte Logik). Erster Band; Zweiter Band, Erste Abteilung; Dritter Band, Erste Abteilung.

      Leipzig, B.G. Teubner, 1890-95. Royal 8vo. Publisher's full cloth. Top of spines with small tears - professionally repaired. Inner hinges strengthened with cloth. Owner's signature on front paste down and title pages. Title-pages blindstamped. XII,717,(1); XIII,(1),400; VIII,649,(1) pp.. Very scarce first edition of Schröder's masterwork. In this monumental work Schröder summarized and extended the work of George Boole, Augustus De Morgan, Hugh MacColl, and especially Charles Peirce. The 'Vorlesungen' established mathematical logic as a dicipline in itself, provided a source for Tarski to develop the modern algebraic theory and gave an extensive bibliography of the history of logic. The relational concepts that pervade Russell and Whitehead's 'Principia Mathematica' are very much owed to Schröder's 'Vorlesungen', which is cited in Principia's preface and in Russell's 'Principles of Mathematics'.A second part of volume 2 was edited by Eugen Müller and published posthumously in 1905

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        THE WORKS. [with] FORSTER, JOHN. LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1890. 210 x 140 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 18 volumes. EXCELLENT CRIMSON HIGHLY POLISHED HALF CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in compartments formed by plain and decorative rules and with swirling volute cornerpieces and small floral tools enclosing a single blossom centerpiece, each spine with two dark blue labels, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. With 559 full-page illustrations throughout after Cruikshank, "Phiz," and others. Spines faintly sunned to a pleasing and uniform rose, but A VERY ATTRACTIVELY BOUND SET IN FINE CONDITION, the leather especially bright and with only the most trivial signs of wear, and the text very clean, fresh, and smooth. Issued by Chapman and Hall, the large publisher responsible for a number of Dickens' most important novels, this set of the complete works is both handsome and remarkably well preserved. John Forster (1812-76) wrote for and edited periodicals before he became famous with the printing of this biography, a work he rewrote 12 times before finally submitting it for publication. As a result of his success with this book, Forster was named secretary to the commissioners of lunacy, a position more attractive than it might seem to be, as it commanded a salary sufficient to allow him to give up editing and devote the rest of his life to literature according to his own interests. This is his best known work.

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        The Works of... The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. The Old Curiosity Shop. Barnaby Rudge. Hard Times. Sketches by Boz. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Dombey and Son. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Pictures from Italy. American Notes for General Circulation. Bleak House. Little Dorrit. Christmas Books. A Tale of Two Cities. Great Expectations. Our Mutual Friend. The Uncommercial Traveller. A Child’s History of England. Christmas Stories. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall [n.d., c.1890]. . Illustrated Library edition, 30 volumes, 8vo. Engraved plates throughout, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Attractively bound in contemporary half calf, gilt blocked spines with raised bands and red and green labels, the latter mostly with some fading, one volume (Barnaby Rudge) recased, slight wear to a few tops of spines, otherwise a very handsome set.

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        ANCIEN ARMORIAL ÉQUESTRE DE LA TOISON D?OR ET DE L?EUROPE AU 15e SIÈCLE. Fac-simile...d?après le Manuscrit 4790 de la Bibliothèque de l?Arsenal. Paris, Berger-Levrault et Cie, Éditeurs, 1890.

      2 voll con diverse vesti editoriali; Vol. I: Testo, bella ril. telata, dorso e angoli in pergamena, cm 41x30, pp 292, alcune riproduzioni di stemmi araldici. Vol. II: Tavole, ottima ril. in pergamena, cm 39x30, 116 splendide tavv a colori su cartoncino, pregevole ex libris. Edizione in 500 copie, la nostra ha il n° 418. Trascurabili tracce d?uso esterne, comunque ottimo esemplare.

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        Visiting Card.

      Giuseppe Verdi's visiting card with his printed name and with a small personal note in Italian in Verdi's handwriting. The card is dated Genova 20 May 1890 and gives his thanks from a full heart. The card measures 9,2x5,5 cm and is inserted in a small frame

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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.

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        Lover or Friend?

      1890. first edition. Home Life or Work Life?The Eternal Question for WomenThe Victorian AnswerCAREY, Rosa Nouchette. Lover or Friend? In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in; 180 x 113 mm). [4], 324; [4], 310; [4], 309, [1] pp. Publisher's original half brown cloth over patterned cloth boards. Gilt lettered spines. Publisher's original design gray printed endpapers. Spines very slightly cocked, otherwise fine.OCLC/KVK record only nine copies of the first edition in library holdings worldwide. ABPC has no auction records for any edition of Lover Or Friend? as far back into the past as 1923.A prime example of "safe fiction" for girls of the 19th century, which is to say highly conservative with an emphasis on the domestic duties of women, which take precedence over all other considerations and responsibilities.A very popular novelist in her time but now long forgotten, Rosa Nouchette Carey's ambition was "to try to do good and not harm by my works, and to write books which any mother can give a girl to read" (as cited by Black, Notable Women Authors). As such, the question Lover or Friend? - a suggestive title suggesting more than it delivers - aims at the latter, safely navigating the young female reader away from potential indelicacies to rest ashore a pure land not without its own difficulties, and it is there that the book still speaks to women stepping into the modern world yet fettered to the old, and frustrated. Juggling the roles of wife, mother, and working woman remains as much a daily struggle for women in 2011 as it was in 1890, though Carey's answer, concentrate on the domestic front, retreat from the other, may rankle 21st century feminists.Carey practiced what she preached. Though she enjoyed writing, she kept it a friend, not a lover."I do not think that I have known any author who has made her writing - the real work of her life - so secondary a matter as has Rosa Carey. She has so consistently lived her religion, so to speak, that family duty and devotion to its many members have always come first" (Helen Marion Burnside, as cited by Black)."Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840–1909), novelist, was born at Stratford-le-Bow, London, on 24 September 1840... As a child she told stories to her younger sister, and in this way created the plot of her first novel, Nellie's Memories (1868). The publisher's advertisements suggest that it sold over 52,000 copies. It was followed by many other novels, marked by pious tone, domestic subject matter, and a large number of rather unmemorable characters, which were staples of the market in safe fiction for girls during the last third of the nineteenth century..."Yet, gushing and unpretending as her work is, she does depict the frustrations of such women with some sympathy, exploring the pains of living up to high ideals and the psychic cost of self-abnegation..."Carey's literary career got going... in her late twenties. After the death of her mother in 1870 Carey and her remaining unmarried sister went to keep house for a widowed brother and look after his children; after the sister married and went to live in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland (which provided a setting for some of Carey's fiction), the brother died and Carey was left in charge of the children. "As well as writing thirty-three three-volume novels, she was on the staff of the Girls' Own Paper, for which she wrote eight serials. She does not seem to have moved in literary circles, although she was a close friend of the novelist Ellen Wood (Mrs Henry Wood). The poet Helen Marion Burnside, who also worked for the Girls' Own Paper, lived with her from about 1875, and edited The Rosa Nouchette Carey Birthday Book (1901). When Carey's sister was widowed she returned to keep house for the two authors. Rosa Carey died of lung cancer at her home, Sandilands, Keswick Road, Putney, London, on 19 July 1909" (Oxford DNB)

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        Costumes de la Suède et de la Norvège.

      Stockholm. ca. 1890. Portfolio 22 x 16,5 cm. Card boards 21 x 16 cm. Actual photos 9 x 6 cm. 15 hand coloured albumen photographs, laid in loose in a cloth portfolio. Blue blind stamped cloth portfolio with title in gilt at the front board. Printed yellow frame around the photographs. Mounted title below each photograph. Some wear to the spine of the portfolio. Ties missing. Slight browning to the card boards. Guard papers missing, a little residue at the verso where the guard papers were attached. Photographs in fine condition.. The photographs are very nicely coloured. Six depicts soldiers, six swedish folk costumes, three laplanders and one depict norwegian folk costume (Hardanger). In the late 1850s the firm Eurenius & Quist was formed and became one of the earliest professional photo studios in Sweden. The firm had almost instant success and was ready to take advantage of the "carte-de-visité" craze of the 1860s. The partnership probably ended in the late 1880s, whereafter Quist continued by himself. All the photos in the present portfolio are marked with Qusit onlly, which make it probable that it was published in the late 1880s or early 1890s

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        Jamaica from the latest surveys:

      Improved and engraved by Thomas Jefferys geographer to the king. A new edition: Published by Laurie & Whittle,No.53, Fleet Street. London 12th May,1890. Inramad med passepartou, 64 x 78,5 cm

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        L'inutile Beauté.

      1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1890. 340 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

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        Two Summers in Greenland. An Artist Adventures Among Ice and Islands, in Fjords and Mountains.

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1890. XXXI + 186 pp. With illustrations in text + 28 full-page illustrations by the author. Folding map. Orig. pictorial cloth. With a little foxing. Name on half-title.. *Presentation copy signed by the author: "I taknemligt Minde til P. Dorph fra forfatteren."

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        THE CHARACTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS, POURTRAYED IN A SERIES OF ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR SKETCHES BY "KYD".

      Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris & New York, Cirka 1890. In English. 24 coloured lithographs + textpages. Cloth-spine binding. Gilt-edged. Slightly bumped corners and some foxing, else in good condition. Exlibris Carl Augustin Ehrensvärd.. KYD : pseudonym of Joseph Clayton Clarke

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        Album of 89 original pen and ink drawings, probably used as the illustrations to captioned cartoons, all but a few signed in lower margins, the album lettered "JllusztrciUk 1890-1900 CserEpy 1"

      Budapest 1890 1900 Budapest, 1890-1900. The drawings average about 7 x 5 inches; the album is 11-1/2 x 9 inches. . Original3/4 calf, black cloth sides, spine perished, covers worn, a few minor tears without loss to the album's pages not affecting the mounted drawings, which are in fine condition . Pasted on the first page of this intriguing album is the cover of a 1900 art exhibition and the page listing this artist, his Budapest address, and the number of his exhibition entry. The drawings are carefully and competently executed, and are mostly of middle-class urban situations, generally involving two individuals in conversation, the settings suggesting that these are drawings for cartoons: smug waiter to irate diner, stage-door johnny to actress, street-vendor to prospect, petitioner to official, etc.Over 35 of the drawings show figures with unflattering, stereotyped anti-Semitic Jewish features, as was unfortunately not uncommon at that time in Europe and elsewhere. A fascinating glimpse of Hungarian turn-of-the-century life, and prejudice

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        Hedda Gabler.

      Skuespil i fire Akter. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1890. 236 s. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. og guldsnit i smukt priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Anker Kysters Eftf. Øverste højre hjørne på foromslag smukt rep (ca. 1x1,5 cm). 1st edit. Copenhagen 1890. Uncut copy with topedge gilt and orig. wrappers bound in nice new halfleather (Anker Kysters Eftf). Frontwrapper nicely restored in upper corner (c. 1x1,5 cm).. Printing and The Mind of Man 375

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire Akter.

      1. oplag. København 1890. Originalt komponeret blågrønt shirtingsbind, med trsidet guldsnit. 236 sider. Lidt slid ved kapitælerne. Gammelt ejernavn.. Printing and the Mind of Man 375

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        Hedda Gabler.

      Skuespil i fire Akter. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1890. 236 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. med tresidet guldsnit. N.p.fbl. Pænt ekspl. 1st edit. Copenhagen 1890. Publisher's pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. Name on flyleaf.. Printing and the Mind of Man 375

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire akter.

      København, 1890. Orig. komp. brunt helshirtbd. m. helt guldsnit. Lidt slitage v. kapitæler og hjørner. Lille svag plet på forperm. Gl. ejernavne og tilskrifter på forreste friblad. Indimellem lettere brunplettet, men et nydeligt eksemplar.. Originaludgaven af et et Ibsens internationalt mest berømmede værker, det norske bidrag til Printing and the Mind of Man: "Ibsen's influence on the whole course of modern drama may be indicated by the inclusion of his plays in the repetoire of every Anvant-garde theatre of his day - the Théâtre Libre, Paris, 1887, Die Freie Bühne in Berlin, 1887, and The Independant Theatre in London, 1891-" (Printing and the Mind of Man: 375)

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire Akter.

      Gyldendalske Boghandel, København 1890. 1. udgave. 236 sider. Orig. lyst brunt komponeret helshirtingsbind med tresidet guldsnit. Meget velholdt eksemplar med kun en lille smule slid på forpermen.. Printing and the Mind of Mand 375. The Norwegian contribution to Printing and the Mind of Man in original pictorial cloth binding. Under the headline »A Theatrical Revolution« Ibsen is emphazised for his influence as a social reformer and as a founder of an entirely new school of dramatic art«

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        The Works of... The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. The Old Curiosity Shop. Barnaby Rudge. Hard Times. Sketches by Boz. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Dombey and Son. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Pictures from Italy. American Notes for General Circulation. Bleak House. Little Dorrit. Christmas Books. A Tale of Two Cities. Great Expectations. Our Mutual Friend. The Uncommercial Traveller. A Child's History of England. Christmas Stories. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

      London: Chapman and Hall [n.d., c.1890].. Illustrated Library edition, 30 volumes, 8vo. Engraved plates throughout, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Attractively bound in contemporary half calf, gilt blocked spines with raised bands and red and green labels, the latter mostly with some fading, one volume (Barnaby Rudge) recased, slight wear to a few tops of spines, otherwise a very handsome set.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 134 c, 24. I. 1890. Gr.-8°. 2 Seiten. Doppelblatt. Etwas verspäteter Dankesbrief für Glückwünsche und Geschenke zum 70. Geburtstag: »[...] Meine hochverehrteste gnädigste Frau, [Danziger] Goldwasser und Verse und heute erst meinen Dank dafür [...]. Daß Sie meiner freundlich gedacht, war zu liebenswürdig, um so liebenswürdiger als ich Ihnen durch meine Kritik über Fräulein Schanzer's 'Jungfrau von Orleans' Veranlassung zum Mißfallen gegeben hatte. Aber ich darf sagen, ich habe vor drei, vier Monaten die Scharte auszuwetzen gesucht, als Frau v. Bülow in Ibsens 'Gespenstern' auftrat. Ich glaube, daß sie (Frau v. B.) mehr dazu angethan ist, eine moderne kluge Frau, als eine mittelalterliche Glaubensheldin darzustellen. [...]«. - Empfehlungsformel und Unterschrift an den Rand geschrieben, wie so oft. - Fontanes Vorliebe für »Danziger Goldwasser« offenbart sich u. a. in einem Tischgespräch des alten Stechlin, der nach dem Mittagsessen diesen Liquer einem Cognac vorzieht. - Die Schauspielerin Marie Schantzer (1857-1841) heiratete den Musiker Hans von Bülow und wurde dessen zweite Ehegattin. Fontane besprach Schillers »Jungfrau« am 5. VIII. 1880 und Ibsens »Gespenster« am 29. IX. 1889 in der »Vossischen Zeitung«. - Stellenw. leicht fleckig. Geringe Knickfalten, Mittelfalz etwas verfärbt. - Fontane erhielt eine Unmenge von Glückwünschen zu seinem 70. Geburtstag und schrieb hunderte von Dankes- und Antwortbriefen. Der hier vorliegende ist bis dato unbekannt, unveröffentlicht und nicht im HBV verzeichnet. Bei Roland Berbig, Fontane-Chronik, S. 3078 aufgeführt: »F[ontane] rechtfertigt seine Kritik an der Schauspielerin Marie Schanzer in Schiller 'Jungfrau von Orleans' [...], die der Adressatin missfallen hat«.

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        Atlante militare. organizzazione, uniforme e distintivi degli eserciti e delle armate d'europa. milano, hoepli, s.d. (ma 1890).

      In-8 gr. (mm. 250x180), tela edit. figurata a colori, pp. (6),67, compreso il frontespizio; testo su due colonne. L'atlante è molto ben illustrato nel t. da 55 figure. in b.n. e, f.t., da 18 bellissime tavole a doppia pag., in cromolitografia, tutte realizzate dal celebre artista Quinto Cenni. Vi sono raffigurate le divise militari dei seguenti paesi: Regno d'Italia - Impero Austro Ungarico - Repubblica francese - Impero Russo - Regni della Gran Bretagna, di Danimarca, di Svezia e Norvegia, di Spagna e di Portogallo - Repubblica Svizzera - Paesi Bassi: Regni d'Olanda, del Belgio - Turchia e Stati dei Balcani (Regni di Grecia, di Romania e di Serbia, Principati di Bulgaria e di Montenegro). In Appendice "Uno sguardo alle flotte".Cfr. Comanducci, p. 137: "Quinto Cenni (1845-1917) ritrasse dal vero soldati e cavalli nelle piazze d'armi e alle grandi manovre. Ferventissimo patriota, dedicò tutta la vita alla glorificazione del nostro esercito, con scritti e disegni documentari".Ben conservato.

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        The Lottery Ticket A Tale of Tellemarken.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1890.. Translated from the French. New and Cheaper edition. 192 pp. Illustrations taken from the French edition. a.e.g. An ex-library copy, in original publisher's boards, green with black decorative panel enclosing an embossed vignette along with gilt titling to front board and spine, spine relaid, a small oval library stamp on the margins of the title page, and some minor wear overall from distant library use but overall good minus. Now quite a scarce title.

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        Specimens of Printing Types & Borders, Cast by Austin, Wood, Browne & Co. Type Founders to Her Majesty's Government at their Austin Letter Foundry, Parkfield Street, Islington, London. January 1st, 1890. Austin Edition No. 4.

      [London], 1890.. 4to, 143 leaves printed on one side only, not paginated, title printed in red and blue, inner hinges light shaken, orig. red cloth, gilt lettering and Royal arms on upper cover, hinges a spine with a couple of tears, corners rubbed, but a sound copy of a particularly rare type specimen.Not listed on Copac or OCLC.

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