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        In Darkest Africa

      Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1890. In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley. First American edition in original green cloth with map of Africa embossed on the cover. 2 Volumes with a folding maps in a pouch in the rear cover of volume I and two in the rear pouch in volume II. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1890. Bindings are in near fine condition with minor rubbing. 547, 540 pages. Spine and front cover with gold lettering. A very attractive set. Inventory #11-272.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Sainfoin. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1890... Won also the Astley Stakes at Lewes 1889. Winner also of the Esher Stakes, the Dec. Stakes at Chester 1890, and others. The property of Sir James Miller. Bred by H.M. the Queen. - Got by Springfield out of Spanda. - Ridden by J. Watts. - Trained by J. Porter

      London: J. Braill & Son, [circa 1890]. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand. 19 5/8 x 26 3/8 inches. 23 3/8 x 29 inches. A fine copy of this excellent late example of the racing aquatint. The heyday of the racing aquatint in Britain was probably about 1830, but the present example shows that the art had not died out, even sixty years later. The print is unfortunately unsigned, but, aside from the process used, the style of painting is charming and recalls the work of John Frederick Herring and his contemporaries.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Cabinet Portrait Gallery Reproduced from Original Photographs by W.&D. Downey

      London: Cassell and Company, 1890-1892, 1894. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Four volumes of a five volume series. This set is missing Volume 3. Nonetheless, the remaining volumes hold a fascinating array of photographs of many of the luminaries of the time. Each volume contains 36 black and white portraits accompanied by a brief, adulatory biographical piece. Subjects are drawn from many spheres of British society and culture, with an emphasis on royalty, the aristocracy, the stage, and the arts. Among those included are Oscar Wilde, the Prince of Wales, Thomas Hardy, Sarah Bernhardt, Frederic Leighton, G. Bernard Shaw, and Czar Nicholas II. These are ex-library volumes with the bookplate of the City of York Public Library affixed to each volumes front pastedown. In what was probably an effort to discourage readers from taking photographs, the library applied an unobtrusive but visible embossed stamp to the margins of the photos, not affecting the portrait itself. Despite these factors the photographs are still interesting and attractive. Bound in brown cloth with floral borders to front boards and titles in gilt to front and to spines. Some bumping and rubbing, remains of small white stickers at spine bottoms, but otherwise in quite good condition. Some hinges are loose but holding. Save for the small embossed stamps, the photographs are in very good condition. Each volume is 95-96 pages. PHOTO/092608.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        A dictionary of music and musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by eminent writers, English and foreign : With illustrations and woodcuts / Edited by Sir George Grove. With appendix, edited by J.A. Fuller Maitland and index by Mrs. Edmond Wodehouse [complete in 4 volumes]

      London and New York : Macmillan, 1890-1894., 1890. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 4 v. (viii, 768 p. ; vii, 769 p. ; vii, 768 p. ; xi, 820 p. ) : illus. , music ; 23 cm. Subjects: Music - Dictionaries. Music - Bio-bibliography. Notes: V. I published in 1894, v. II - 1890, v. III - 1894, v. IV - 1893. Originally issued in parts, 1878-89. Physical description: 4 v. (viii, 768 p. ; vii, 769 p. ; vii, 768 p. ; xi, 820 p. ) : illus. , music ; 23 cm. Subjects: Music - Dictionaries. Music - Bio-bibliography. Notes: V. I published in 1894, v. II - 1890, v. III - 1894, v. IV - 1893. Originally issued in parts, 1878-89.

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        Vigilante Days and Ways: The Pioneers of the Rockies. The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

      Boston: J.G. Cupples, 1890. 2 volumes. 8vo., (7 6/8 x 5 inches). 6 pages publisher's advertisements at end. Frontispiece to each volume and 13 plates. Original bevelled blue pictorial cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (chipped at the head of the spine of volume one). First edition. "One of the standard works on the Montana vigilantes and the Plummer gang of road agents" (Adams). "Langford served on the executive committee of the Montana vigilantes. His 1890 two-volume reminiscence, 'Vigilante Days and Ways (The Pioneers of the Rockies and The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)', was a popular book that has become a sort of regional classic in the literature of the northern Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest. Although the author was still secretive about "Judge Lynch" thirty years after the application of lynch law to Montana and refused to name his vigilante colleagues, the book was reprinted (as a single volume) in 1893, 1895, 1912, 1957, 1971, 1973, 1981, and 1996. Langford's vigilantes brought to justice the notorious gang of outlaws headed by the crooked sheriff Henry Plummer, whom they hanged in Bannack on 10 January 1864" (Richard H. Dillon for ANB). Besides his account of the Plummer Gang, he includes Joseph Slade, Langford Peel, and John Biedler too, along with numerous references to cattle and horse thieves and ranches in the region. Langford was also an explorer, and conservationist. The chapter on Yellowstone, is one of the first accounts of the region, and includes an account of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition of 1870. Around the campfire on the night of September 19, Langford and others decided that the area should be acquired and preserved as a national park. Langford went on to become the first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. Adams Six Guns 1280; Graff 2390; Howes L-78.Provenance: Ownership signature of George O. Somers. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        CAPITAL: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CAPITALIST PRODUCTION

      New York: Humboldt Publishing Company, [nd. but ca. 1890].. xviii,254;255-506pp. Four parts, bound without wrappers or the terminal ads to the fourth part, in two volumes. Contemporary three-quarter sheep, spines stamped in gilt. Extremities rubbed and scraped, but sound, internally very good. Edited by Engels and translated from the third German edition of the first volume by Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling. The bibliographically curious Humboldt edition, likely bound up from numbers 135 through 138 of the "Humboldt Library of Science," published serially from 1 September 1890 - 15 October 1890, following the London Sonnenschein edition of 1887 and the Appleton & Co. printing of 1889. The date assigned to the publication of the Humboldt edition has varies widely in references; the date assigned here is based on the set in original dated wrappers now at Yale. Curiously, another set in wrappers appeared at a German auction in 2011, with the wrappers bearing the same designations in the series, but dated January - April 1891. Most likely due to a careless inference from the date of Engels' Preface, some copies appearing in OCLC, as well as the five copies recorded in ABPC since 1986, are assigned the date '[1886]', implying priority over the London edition. Engels wrote his "Editor's Preface" in London (where he had been resident since 1870 and lived until his death), dated it at its conclusion "November 5, 1886," and oversaw the steps leading to the publication of the 1887 London Sonnenschein edition. That the Humboldt edition of the Engels/Moore/Aveling text could have appeared in 1886, prior to the London edition, is extremely unlikely, if not impossible.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, Mr Facey Romford's HoundsHawbuck Grange or The Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott Esq, Handley Cross or Mr Jorrock's Hunt, Ask Mamma or The Richest Commoner in England, Plain or Ringlets 6 Volumes

      London: Bradbury Agnew & Co Hardback: Circa 1890: The Jorrocks Edition: Half red leather binding, raised banded spine with gilt title and decoration. Gilt top edges. Sunning to all spines and top edge of three volumes, light wear to bindings. Coloured frontis pieces with tissue guards. Illustrated with vignettes and full page illustrations. Marbled endpapers with previous owners private address label to one volume. two pages in Hawkbuck Grange are marked at top edge, otherwise text and illustrations are very clean and firm. A Lovely set. . Hardback. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        The Roots Of The Mountains Wherein Is Told Somewhat Of The Lives Of The Men Of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbours Their Foemen And Their Fellows In Arms

      Reeves and Turner, London 1890 - Superior edition of 250 copies on Whatman paper. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Superior Edition of 250 on Whatman Paper in original floral patterned cloth. Small owner's signature to pastedown. Spine unobtrusively and neatly strengthened to upper hinge. Covers a little faded and worn to foot of spine. Contents very clean and bright.

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        Novels of George Eliot

      Edinburgh,: William Blackwood and Sons, circa, 1890.. Eight volumes, octavo, 33 illustrations including 2 vignette titles, all edges marbled, some minor foxing, very good; polished calf, spines with raised bands, double green red morocco labels, gilt, with marbled end papers some minor foxing. A handsome nineteenth century set of Eliot's novels in Mudie bindings. One of the greatest novelists of her time, her stories, largely set in provincial England, are well known and loved for their realism.The set includes illustrations by different artists including W. Small, W.J. Allen and John Jelllicoe.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Donna, ragazzino e kamasutra.

      Subject: (Erotica - Fotografia). Foto originale all'albumina, 1890 circa di cm. 17 x 23, ambiente nordafricano. Una donna nuda (e con pudico velo al volto) sdraiata appoggia una gamba sulla spalla di un ragazzino (gi? pi? che sufficientemente sviluppato) nudo che la sta possedendo in ginocchio. Rarissimo questo tipo di foto, assai.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Works

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, [c.1890]. 20 volumes, small octavo (167 × 108 mm). Contemporary dark blue pebble-grained morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, twin rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A few leaves lightly spotted, an excellent set. The cabinet edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. Probably a printer's error. 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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        The Derby Day at Flemington

      Melbourne: Pfaff Pinschof & Co., 1 January 1890. Photogravure, on India paper, mounted onto thick wove paper. 19 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches. 24 1/8 x 34 1/2 inches. A fine copy of this lively view of the winner's enclosure for the 1886 Victoria Derby held at Flemington racecourse, Melbourne, Australia The Victoria Derby has been held at the Flemington course in November every year since 1855. The first race was won by Rose of May. The present scene, painted by Austrian-born artist Carl Kahler, shows Trident, the winner of the 1886 race, in the winner's enclosure surrounded by many of the most prominent citizens of Melbourne and the Australian racing world. Trident foaled in Australia in 1883, by Robinson Crusoe (an Australian stallion), from Coconut (an imported mare from Great Britain). Trident went on to win six major races in 1886 (including the Australian Derby) and a further eight in 1887. Kahler went on to spend some time in San Francisco (some reference works suggest that he died there during the earthquake of 1906, but the most recent information is that he was still alive and living in New York in 1926.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Os Assassinatos Maçonicos [Masonic Murder]

      Published Antonio Dourado Rua dos Martyres da Liberdade, 137 Porto 1890. Porto 1890. Hard back binding in publisher's original aubergine cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the upper panel, gilt design to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 396 [ii] printed pages of Portuguese text with 16 single-sided monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine sun faded, a little darkening of the paper to the page edges, binding firm and square. The 'Fraud Taxil' in 1890, is probably the most famous anti Masonic hoax that generated a scandal involving himself and the Pope. Leo Taxil, wanted to avenge the Freemasons, who was ousted in 1882 by a case of plagiarism. He had previously been accused of defamation about a book he wrote called 'The Secret Loves of Pope Pius IX'. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Stephansdom in Wien. Nordturm

      [ca. 1890].. Orig.-Aquarell. 77 x 50 cm. Ger. Thieme-B. XII, 292; Fuchs, Erg.-Bd. I, 194; ÖBL IV, 113 - Eh. signiert "F. Kopallik". Kopallik arbeitete viel für den kaiserlichen Hof, die Stadt Wien, den Fürsten v. Liechtenstein, den König v. Bulgarien. Er war ab 1890 Mitglied der Wiener Künstlergenossenschaft, nam 1900 teil an der Pariser Weltausstellung und erhielt 1906 die Goldene Medaille auf der Internationalen Ausstellung in Mailand.

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        ENGLISH AND AMERICAN YACHTS. Illustrating and describing the most famous yachts now sailing in American and English waters. With a treatise upon yachts and yachting

      London, Chapman and Hall (Limited), 1890.. Early edition 1890, first published in the USA in 1887, oblong folio, approximately 275 x 340 mm, 10¾ x 13½ inches, "Illustrated with fifty photogravure engravings", pages: (6), 14, (1 - Plate List), + 50 plates each facing a page of description giving designer, builder and owner with launch date, dimensions and races won. Bound in the original publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, blind ruled frame to covers, 2 decorated initials to upper cover, dark green endpapers. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, minute nick to cloth on fore-edge of both covers, another to top edge of both covers, one or two minor marks to lower cover, front inner paper hinge starting to crack, binding firm, some minor pale foxing throughout, mainly to margins, occasionally a small pale fox spot on image, 10 mm (½") closed tear to lower edge of final description page. A very good clean tight copy, no inscriptions. A few plates have 2 to 4 images. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,. 1890. original three-quarter maroon cloth and floral patterned white boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g.. Some light rubbing to edges, a nearly fine copy. (#134893). First U.S. edition. This collection was first published as a continental edition in 1874 in Leipzig by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The Stokes edition appears to have been printed from the plates of the Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by a writer Bleiler called "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603), including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ..." according to Bleiler," unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos"), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Patterns in Thumb and Finger Marks; on their Arrangement into naturally distinct Classees, the Permanence of the Papillary Ridges that make them, and the Resemblance of their Classes to ordinary Genera" AND "Methods of indexing Finger Marks” in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volumes XLVIII (1890) and XLIX (1891)

      FIRST EDITIONS of Francis Galton’s important 1890 and 1891 papers providing a scientific basis and model for fingerprint identification and analysis, offered here in separate leather bound volumes. Galton provides a detailed statistical model of fingerprint analysis and identification and encourages its use; the exhaustive statistical models he provides proved enough to encourage law enforcement to begin to use fingerprints and courts to then sanction that use. The first paper is an ‘Abstract’ of a paper appearing in the Transactions in the same year. The second paper is a first edition, first printing. The papers can be viewed as the basis for his Galton’s "Finger-Prints" of 1892 (Printing and the Mind of Man 376). Galton was able to establish that human fingerprints were remarkably stable from early youth to advanced age, even to after death. They changed size with growth, but (with one small exception) they did not change in their minutia. He described and classified described and classified fingerprints into eight broad categories. 1. plain arch, 2. tented arch, 3. simple loop, 4. central pocket loop, 5. double loop, 6. lateral pocket loop, 7. plain whorl, and 8. accidental. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison & Sons, 1890-1891. Two complete volumes. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). Volume XLVIII: 535 pages, [ xxviii], Galton pp. 455-457; Volume XLIX: 558 pages, [xxxii], Galton pp. 540-548. ILLUSTRATIONS: Two tables and two figures pertaining to the 1891 Galton paper. EXTERIOR: Handsomely bound in worn half calf over marbled paper boards. Five raised bands at the spine. Spine labels are missing. Scuffing and rubbing at the edges, a bit more so at the head and foot of the spine. Professionally rendered Japanese paper repair at the spine on Volume XLIX. Tightly and very solidly bound. INTERIOR: Complete. Ex-libris stamps to title and contents page; Springfield Library plate on rear pastedown. Marbled endpapers and pages. Bright and clean throughout. The Galton papers are pristine.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        A SELECTION OF 150 PLATES FROM SOWERBY'S THESAURUS CONCHYLIORUM OR GENERA OF SHELLS

      London, 1890. Superb collection of fine hand-coloured lithographic plates. A collection of plates with no title page or letterpress leaves (as with all copies) - title taken from the spine. Date of publication suggested by the British Library which possesses two issues with different plates. This copy, despite the title, has 149 lithographed plates of which 148 uncoloured (plates as follows: Murex 1-25; Matica 2-3; Calyptraedae 1-9; Tridacna 1-6; Fasciolaria 1-4; Pyrula 1- 3; 6, 5; Fuscus 1-14; Haliotis 1-13,19; Trophon 1-3; Pleropoda 1-2; Delphinula 1-2; Siliquaria 1-2; Planaxis 1-2; Oliva 6; Mitra 2-24, 26-28; Sigaretus 1, 3; Pleurotomaria 1-2; Phasianella 1-2; Janthinei 1-2; Natica 1, 4-9; Nerita 1-6; Helicinidæ 10,12-13; Gastrochoena, 28, 29 - Ficula - 1 unnumbered plate; Terebra 4 plates; voluta 3 plates [last uncoloured]). Bound in the original publisher's maroon cloth binding, with gilt lettering to the spine with shell vignette; binding very good with a little general wear and rubbing, cloth slightly nicked at head/tail of the spine and corners. Contents clean and tight, original pale yellow coated end papers, plates a little toned, nick on the bottom edge of Matica plate III; plates numbered in mansucript pencil to the top right corners. A very good copy of this very rare collection - see bibliographic note. (Bibliographic note: we can find no record of this collection, ever having been sold at auction. All copies listed on Copac are bound without a title page or letterpress. The list of the plates in the Leeds University copy does not match the contents of the Durham University Library copy and both are different to our copy. It is as if this title was bound up from spare plates, or perhaps the customer was able to influence the selection of plates. This title is not catalogued in Freeman's British Natural History Books.) . Hardback. Very Good. 4to (20 x 28cm).

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        CONTES DES FÈES A SURPRISES . LE CHAT BOTTÈ . ALBUM à TRANSFORMATIONS . Vers 1890

      - Paris . Louis WESTHAUSSER / Nouvelle Librairie de la Jeunesse . Sans Date . ( Vers 1890 ) . Un grand cartonnage illustré , 25,5 x 35,5 cm , de 8 pages , avec 3 planches à transformations . Au départ chaque planche était composée de 2 séries de 4 bandes de chromolithographies , qui en coulissant permettaient de passer d'une image à l'autre . Systeme bien trop fragile , les images étant placées entre 2 feuilles de papier léger . Les 3 planches sont maintenant fixes ( collage aux bords ) et seul subsiste 8 bandes ( sur 12 ) . Carl ( ou Karl ) OFFTERDINGEN ( CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES ). Reliure défraichie , déchirures aux planches , pages détachées . En l'état , mais de toute rareté chez ce petit éditeur . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Aborigines of Tasmania [1st]

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Collectible - Good. Octavo. 22cm. Library Binding Hardcover. First Edition. 1890. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. xxvii + 224 + cx. With 21 illustrated plates, and several in-text figures. No. 81 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Rebound in sturdy blue buckram with gilt lettering on the side. Joints, hinges, and textblock are strong. The pages show occasional pencil underlining. Closed tear on p.70. All plates are in great condition. Very scarce in this edition. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Pecorina o sodomia ?

      Subject: (Erotica - Fotografia). Foto originale all'albumina, 1890 circa di cm. 23 x 17, in ambiente nordafricano. Una donna nuda in piedi si appoggia ad una poltrona mentre un ragazzino (gi? sufficientemente sviluppato, quanto basta almeno) ed anch'egli nudo inizia un rapporto da meglio definirsi. Rarissimo questo tipo di foto, assai.

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        SUNSET PASS, or Running the Gauntlet through Apache Land

      New York and Philadelphia: John W. Lovell Company, 1890. [ii], 203 pages of text. Original hardcover binding with minor rubbing to extremities, and overall slight soiling. Lacks frontisportrait of King (a portrait from another source is supplied loose in facsimile); otherwise complete with nineteen black & white illustrations. Previous owner's name on small piece of paper affixed neatly to front endpaper. King is reportedly the first person to author books by dictating into a sound-recording machine, with "Sunset Pass" being the first book published employing this technique. King spoke into an Edison phonograph to create recordings on wax cylinder records that were later transcribed by his stenographer, Lucille Rhoades. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Fete Foraine

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

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        THE WRITINGS

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1890. Riverside Edition. Hardcover. 194 x 130 mm (7 5/8 x 5 1/8"). 10 volumes. Riverside Edition. BEAUTIFUL EARLY 20TH CENTURY OLIVE GREEN TEXTURED CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY SANGORSKI & SUTFLIFFE (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with double-ruled gilt border and blindstamped in a basket weave pattern, raised bands, spines lavishly gilt in compartments with central cruciform ornament framed by wide densely gilt cornerpieces filled with leaves, flowers, and small tools, each spine with two maroon morocco labels, turn-ins gilt in a lacy filigree, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Three volumes with portrait frontispiece. Light rubbing and flaking to one joint (only), spines uniformly sunned to a mellow olive brown, one leaf with a triangular tear at upper right just into the text (no loss), isolated very minor stains or foxing, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL SET IN FINE CONDITION, the handsome bindings very lustrous and with no significant wear, and the text fresh, clean, and bright. Though not to be found atop the Mt. Olympus of American literature, James Russell Lowell (1819-91) made significant contributions over a long period of time as a journalist, editor, critic, poet, philosopher, and essayist. He was the first editor of the "Atlantic Monthly" and later co-editor of the "North American Review"; he was the second president of the Modern Languages Association; and he achieved literary prominence not only in America, but abroad, where he enjoyed a triumphal European tour from 1872-74. He was at his best when dispensing folk wit and wisdom, something that obviously informs his first significant work, "The Biglow Papers," which Day describes as "a masterpiece in the genre of folksy philosophizing in American dialect." Among other important contributions is his long poem "A Fable for Critics," which includes--in not always laudatory terms--his personal characterizations of major contemporaneous American writers and his reviews of their work. Our bindings here provide a very pleasing and uncommon decorative combination: the spines offer a sumptuous display at the same time that the covers, with their interwoven texture, offer a more subtle blindstamping.

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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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        Clara's Journal; a Year in a Girl's Life

      (Galena, Illinois; 1890) 185 typed pages typed on rectos only. After Clara's mother passed away in 1870, Clara was given all the letters and notes her mother had saved. Clara wrote her mother often while away. Clara typed all the letters and bound them into a book which would later be given to her daughter Louise. It contains a frontispiece drawing of the house she grew up in, following a lovely poem to Louise with hand colored flowers, a four page letter laid in from Clara to her mother. All nicely bound in 3/4 green leather over white linen decorated with purple flowers. Clara's Journal is stamped in gilt on upper board, spine fully gilt decorated, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt. In Clara's foreword she talks about Hyde park, Illinois in 1858 and about growing up during that time, signing the book, Your devoted mother, Clara Denison McClellan. Clara of Royalton, Vermont was married to Robert H. McClellan who was an Illinois State Senator, Lawyer and the President of the Bank of Galena and later the National Bank of Galena. They purchased and lived at the famous Aldrich house for 40 years and entertained many famous people including Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain and President Lincoln. A very nice journal.. Quarto.

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        Geographisches Lotto

      Nürnberg, Abel-Klinger um 1890. 12 Tafeln (23 x 28 cm) mit 54 farbig lithographiert Ansichten und 18 koloriert lithographiert Wappen (aufgezogen). Dazu 144 numer. Namenkärtchen. In Orig.-Pappkasten (26 x 31 x 4,5 cm), Deckel mit farbig lithographiert Titel und Deckelill. - Vollständiges Spiel mit vielen Details zur Geographie von Europa: Deutschland, Großbritannien, Russland, Spanien und Portugal, Niederlande und Belgien, Schweden mit Norwegen und Dänemark, Bayern und Württemberg, Frankreich, Italien, Schweiz, Österreich-Ungarn, Türkei und Griechenland. Jede Tafel mit politischen und geographischen Daten sowie Wappen des jeweiligen Landes, Kurzbeschreibung bedeutender Städte und 4 bzw. 5 kleinen Stadtansichten, unter anderem Dresden, Köln, Berlin, Gibraltar, Valencia, Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Brügge, Stockholm, Uppsala, München, Nürnberg, Tübingen, Stuttgart, Paris, Bordeaux, Rom, Florenz, Genua, Basel, Bern, Zürich, Genf, Prag, Wien, Salzburg, Budapest, Istanbul, Sarajewo, Korfu, Athen. Die Namenkärtchen der Städte sind mit der Nummer der dazu gehörenden Tafel versehen. Die Tafeln und Namenkärtchen fleckenfrei, der Pappkasten leicht fleckig und an den Kanten restauriert - Heimchen-Spiele No. 4456 -

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        The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Washington [D.C.] : G.P.O, 1890. 1st Edition. Contents: pt.I. Letter of transmittal. Ethnographic sketch. Texts. Grammar.--pt.II. Dictionary: Klamath-English; English-Klamath. Series: Contributions to North American ethnology ; vol. 2, pt. 1. Notes: At head of title: Department of the Interior, U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, J.W. Powell in charge. Physical Desc.; [2], cvii, [1], 711 p., 711p. ; 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Klamath Indians. Indians of North America - Oregon. Klamath language. Copy from the Peabody Academy with bookplate. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spines laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.

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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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        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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        HEDDA GABLER. Skuespil I Fire Akter

      Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son). Kobenhavn (Copenhagen). 1890. FIRST EDITION. Preceded by 12 copies printed in London, England, with a view to securing copyright. 8vo. (7 x 4.8 inches). iv, 236pp. A fine copy in publishers original green cloth binding with elaborate decoration and lettering in black and gilt to the front board and spine. Rear board with blind stamped borders and central publishers logo. Decorative floral endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat oval leather bookplate, lettered and decorated in gilt, on the front paste-down endpaper. A lovely copy of this famous work. --- Printing and the mind of man no. 375.

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        OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND

      1890. [ZIMBABWE (Rhodesia)] FRY, W. Ellerton. OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND. Views by W. Ellerton Fry. N.p., n.d., 1891. The title is taken from the front cover. The date is taken from a printed statement of copyright laid-down to front pastedown: "... Copyright and registered at Stationers' Hall, London, England ... 20th October, 1891." Folio. 18 1/2 by 12 inches (47 x 30 cm). 154 mounted album photographs on 41 heavy card stock leaves each with letterpress captions, all edges gilt. Most photographs measure 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches (14 x 19 cm), except for five panoramic photographs 5 1/2 by 15 inches (14 x 38 cm). Original green 3/4 morocco, rubbed at corners, titled on front cover. Foxing to the card stock leaves, seldom affecting images. Looking for 'a few paying gold reefs' and with a concession granting him rights to minerals, Cecil J. Rhodes formed the British South Africa Company which sent its heavily guarded Pioneer Column north to exploit the land between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers in 1890. The Column, consisting of 192 prospective miners, with the famous hunter Frederick Courtney Selous as guide, and 500 troopers of the newly formed British South Africa Police Company, established a camp, Fort Salisbury, at the site of present day Harare. 'An album was produced of 154 of W. Ellerton Fry's original whole-plate photographs, which form a comprehensive record of the historic trek of the Pioneer column from Mafeking to Fort Salisbury in 1890.' William Ellerton Fry (British, 1846- 1930) was born in Somerset and emigrated to South Africa in 1872. He worked briefly as a farmer, trader, and prospector, before taking a post as secretary and computer at the Royal Observatory in Cape Town. He held the post for nearly twenty years, eventually attaining the position of Assistant Astronomer Royal. When the Mashonaland Pioneer Column was being formed, Fry was was appointed the Chief of Survey Department and Official Photographer of the Pioneer Corps with the rank of Lieutenant. In addition to preparing a detailed map from the Macloustie River to Fort Salisbury, he took the first ever photographs of the ruins of the city Zimbabwe in August 1890. Later he worked

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        Valley Forge, Pa. 1890

      Myerstown, PA, 1890. No Binding. Very Good. 18 ½ x 25 inches. Green-tinted lithograph. Professionally mounted on paper; repair in lower margin not affecting printed surface, two mended splits at edges just entering surface, else a crisp, clean image; overall very good. A rare, very attractive bird's-eye view of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with illustrations of iconic events and locales of the American Revolution. It was images of this kind that helped perpetuate certain events in the narrative of the nation's creation. The central scene at top depicts Washington with his wife visiting the winter encampment at Valley Forge. The familiar crossing of the Delaware image can be seen to the right, and on the left is the less familiar image Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge. The two scenes at bottom show contemporaneous visitors enjoying other notable sites of the town. Because of its significance to the course of the Revolutionary War, the site of the encampment was been preserved as Valley Forge National Historical Park under the auspices of the National Park Service. The view of the town itself conveys, like so many others of its type, a tranquil, somewhat idealized landscape, in which modern transportation (the railroad) and industry (a factory in the foreground) seem to mingle seamlessly in a still largely agrarian landscape. Such views functioned in a number of ways: as lures for both tourists and potential residents; expressions of civic pride for residents; and in this case, as an effort to perpetuate an area's historic significance. Below the view is a legend listing six of the major sites, which are keyed to the view. Although the original artist is not credited on the print, the Library of Congress, which holds a copy, attributes it to T.M. Fowler, a frequent collaborator with James B. Moyer on bird's-eye views (see references below). Thaddeus M. Fowler was a leading artist and lithographer of views during the heyday of promotional bird's-eye views of American towns, which spanned from just after the Civil War to the turn of the century. His work is admired for its precise renderings and attention to cartographic and historical detail. He is likely the most prolific of all the American view makers, with over 400 to his credit during a 54-year career. Fowler's output included 220 separate views of 199 towns in Pennsylvania, as well as of locations in at least 21 states and three Canadian provinces. To put this figure in context, he was responsible for over 10% of the 1,726 panoramic maps recorded in a checklist produced by the Library of Congress in 1984. Perhaps the largest collection of Fowler views belongs to the Library of Congress, which has over 200, with another major collection in the library of the Pennsylvania State University Library, University Park. James B. Moyer was a publisher based in Myerstown and Morrisville, Pennsylvania, who published panoramic lithograph views under his own name as well as frequently collaborating with other artists and publishers. These include dozens of views produced with the prolific artist and publisher of bird's-eye views, Thaddeus M. Fowler (as Fowler & Moyer), and collaborations with O.H. Bailey of Boston (as Bailey and Moyer), and with Albert E. Downs, a lithographer. Reps 3697;

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        Life and writings of Joseph Mazzini

      London : Smith Elder, 1890-91, 1890. New Edition. Physical description: 6 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872. Italy - History - 1815-1870. Revolutionaries - Italy - Biography. Contents: Vols. I, III and V: Autobiographical and political. Vols. II, IV and VI: Critical and literary. With half-titles. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Library marks remain.

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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1890. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. UNUSUAL PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed by Morris on the half-title, "to Miss Edith Lamb from William Morris July 15, 1891." Edith Lamb was the family's nurse, primarily for Jenny Morris, who suffered from epilepsy most of her life, having her first siezures at the age of 15. One of the inexpensive one volume editions published by Reeves and Turner, who offered a choice of cloth or leather binding. This edition contains corrections made by Morris which were incorporated into the Kelmscott Press edition. This volume is bound in three quarter vellum with black leather title, author, and date spine labels and gilt decorated compartments. Boards are marbled blue, gilt, and cream paper, as are the end pages. Bumping and some chipping to top of boards and spine, and along edge of rear board. Vellum has light smudging. Paper boards have faded. Interior in very good condition. 445 pages. MOR/071310.

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        FUR BRAVE KINDER

      1890. 1. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. FUR BRAVE KINDER. Munchen: Braun & Schneider ca 1890. 4to, cl. backed boards, cover soiled and corners worn with new spine, VG-. Featuring 8 fine hand-colored tab operated moveable plates including: two children playing with a pear tree, a boy on a toy rocking horse, two roosters. frogs an bird in river, cat and mouse, two soldiers, a family in a row boat and a man at a forge.

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        DE CANTABRIA. Letras, Artes, Historia, su Vida Actual.

      Imp. El Atlántico, Santander 1890 - 1ª ed. 21.x28.5. 277pp.+ xxix pp. de anuncios y 2h. Ilus. con grabados en negro de T. Campuzano, V. Polanco, etc. Pergamino. Un cuadernillo fuera de orden por error del encuadernador. 2 pequeñas reparaciones en cub. y h. de respeto. Falta un trozo de margen sup. de la dos últimas hojas de anuncios. Por lo demás buen ejemplar. Notas a lápiz al marges de su anterior propietario el historiador santanderino J. Fresnedo de la Calzada. Dedicatoria autógrafa a este del editor Lorenzo Blanchard. Los artículos más interesantes son los de la sección Hidrología Montañesa dedicados a los balnearios de Liérganes, Hoznayo, Las Caldas, Solares Puente Viesgo, Ontaneda, Alceda, etc. Aportaciones de Amós de Escalante, M. Menéndez y Pelayo, y otros. Sección dedicada a hombres ilustres: arquitectos, militares, marinos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        PHYSIOLOGIE DU MOUVEMENT: LE VOL DES OISEAUX

      (MAREY, ETIENNE-JULES). Marey, Etienne-Jules. PHYSIOLOGIE DU MOUVEMENT: LE VOL DES OISEAUX. Paris: G. Masson, Editeur, 1890. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers Bound in 1/2 Leather. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. xvi + 384pp, 1 b&w plate + 164 b&w text illustrations. Text in French. Published in 1890 in Paris, "Physiologie du Mouvement: Le Vol Des Oiseaux" is pioneering chrono-photographer and filmmaker Etienne-Jules Marey's important illustrated text on the mechanics of avian flight as observed with the use of his revolutionary "photo-gun" - a precursor to the modern film camera. A spectacularly bright and fresh example of the original edition bound with its wrappers into a beautiful half red pebble-grained leather over hand-marbled boards binding with marbled endpapers, gilt titles, and five raised bands to the spine. The still supple leather shows a bit of sunning along the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020159&

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        SELECTED WORKS OF; THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE, THE STONES OF VENICE (2 vols), MODERN PAINTERS (2 vols), SESAME AND LILIES and ARATRA PENTELICI

      George Allen. London. 1890-96. Seven volumes. All reprints. 8vo. (7.1 x 4.9 inches). Illustrated throughout with full page and smaller engravings. Superb near contemporary full tan calf bindings by Bumpus, the titles decoratively blindstamped the length of each spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Silk book marks. Clean and tight books in very good condition with only a little rubbing and scuffing to the extremities. The contents clean and complete, with a previous owner's neat signature and date to the front blank endpaper of each volume.

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        RED FAIRY BOOK

      1890. 2. LANG,ANDREW. THE RED FAIRY BOOK. London: Longmans Green 1890. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), red gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, spine slightly dulled, scattered foxing, tight and VG+ condition. 1st edition, 1st printing of the second fairy book. Illustrated by H.J. FORD with 100 illustrations - 4 black and white plates and numerous black and whites throughout the text. This is a nice copy of arguably the rarest title in the series.

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        Christmas Drawings for the Human Race

      Franklin Square New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Large tan pictorial cloth . INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first free endpaper by Th Nast. Boards a bit soiled and wear to spine edges and bumped corners. Interior pages very good with engraved frontis and 60 full page illustrations by Nast.Thomas Nast (September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon".[1] Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus, and Uncle Sam (the male personification of the American people), as well as the political symbols of both major United States political parties: the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey. ALWAYS Happy to send detailed PHOTOS to serious buyers.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. Illus. by Thomas Nast. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        History of Portland, Oregon : with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent citizens and pioneers

      Syracuse, N.Y. : D. Mason & co, 1890-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Near fine. A superior copy, suitable for a gift. 3/4 modern leather binding with original green boards. All edges gilt. 651 p., [69] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes S-223, "First full-scale history of this metropolis." See our pictures.

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        THOUGHT AND WORD, and ASHBY MANOR, A Play in Two Acts. With Portrait, Four Designs for Stage Scenes by Mrs. [Helen] Allingham and a Song with Music

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1890. Pp. viii, 183, [1]. Mounted photographic frontispiece portrait, "Photographed from life, by Allen. Dublin, May 1865" with tissue guard, four designs for stage scenes by Mrs. Allingham, and a song with music. Vellum spine over blue/grey paper boards, gilt spine titles. INSCRIBED on the half-title: "To Catherine Allingham from Helen Allingham - March 1890. Hampstead." Bookplate of noted Scottish historian and book collector W. MacDonald MacKay to front pastedown. Covers dust soiled, and with a slight slant, bottom outer corner of upper cover and top outer corner of lower cover chipped and rounded, offsetting to the title-page from the photo frontispiece, pencil index on rear pastedown, otherwise a clean, tight, very good presentation copy inscribed by Helen Allingham who is considered to be one of the finest water-colour artists of Victorian times.. Inscribed by the Artist. First Edition, Presentation Copy. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Archive of Artwork, Fanzines and Correspondence (late 1960s - early 1980s)

      A substantial archive of work by a young, gifted fantasy artist, who had just begun to appear in the professional magazines and had begun an apprenticeship with a master etcher when he died at a young age. Riley had been a contributor to a number of small fanzines, and editor for a time of two different zines. Included are copies of the zines he edited and others he collected or traded for; original artwork, pasteups and manuscripts for zines he edited; other printed materials and others' original artwork; plus a large body of correspondence related to the zines and to fantasy and science fiction in general. Included in the lot are more than 40 different fanzine titles, many of which do not appear on Locus Magazine's online checklist of "Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2006+." Of these 40+ titles there are over 95 different issues, plus an extensive folder pertaining to artist Kenneth Smith's publication Phantasmagoria, which includes prints, original artwork, PR materials, etc. Some notable highlights include: ¶ two sketchbooks of Riley's artwork; ¶ a complete run (Issues 1-9) of Return to Wonder, one of the zines Riley edited, plus manuscripts and artwork for Return to Wonder #6-9; ¶ correspondence from authors such as Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, L. Sprague De Camp, Philip Jose Farmer, Norman Rockwell, Ben Bova, and others; ¶ a 3-page original typescript by science fiction writer Edmond Hamilton, "Look Forward, Look Back," and a copy of the issue of Return to Wonder that was devoted to Hamilton's work, inscribed by Hamilton and by his wife, science fiction author Leigh Brackett; ¶ a typescript of an original piece by Brackett that was published in RTW about becoming a writer, which mentions her collaboration with William Faulkner on the screenplay of The Big Sleep; ¶ a large file of correspondence from artist Kenneth Smith, including artwork, photographs, an "Autobiography" typescript and interview typescript; ¶ a large file of correspondence from Jim Smith, a writer and college roommate of author Stephen King, with many letters, anecdotes, etc., about King as well as short story and poetry typescripts by Smith, 1975-1982 (i.e., preceding King's commercial breakthroughs); ¶ a large file of correspondence with SF/Fantasy publisher Donald Grant, 1971-1980, including a 33-page corrected typescript of an interview with Riley dated June 26, 1976; ¶ a file of correspondence with the literary agent and Robert E. Howard scholar Glenn Lord re Robert E. Howard, to whom one issue of Return to Wonder was devoted; ¶ an extensive file (approximately 120 items) of correspondence from Michael Taylor, co-author and co-editor of Return to Wonder for part of its duration, including a typescript of a co-authored story and a second, extensively corrected typescript. ¶ This is a significant archive that adds to the body of knowledge of 1970s science fiction fanzines; restores and enhances the limited record of one of the fine artists of the genre; and puts the fanzines of that period into historical context. A more detailed inventory is available on request. .

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        The Works

      London: Virtue & Co., Limited,, [c.1890]. Imperial edition. Edited by Charles Knight. With illustrations on steel from pictures by C. W. Cope, R.A.; C. R. Leslie A.R.A; D. Maclise, R.A.; E. M.Ward R.A.; C. Clint, A.R.A.; H. S. Marks, A.R.A.; W. Q. Richardson, A. R. A. 4 volumes bound in 5, folio. Original green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines raised bands, titles to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations. The occasional minor blemish, spines a little rubbed, boards slightly bowed and marked, a very good set. Imperial edition, together with the supplementary volume of illustrations.

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        Animal ABC and Picture Blocks

      Germany:. Ca. 1890.. Very good condition. Charming children's picture blocks in the original box. The chromolithographic illustrations mounted on wooden blocks, depicting various animals, including a kangaroo. Each animal block has descriptive text on the verso. The text for the kangaroo reads, "The Kangaroo comes from Australia. By the help of its tail and enormous hind legs it is able to escape by terrific bounds when pursued". With six columns and four rows, for a total of 24 animal blocks. The illustration of the dog is the German spitz; other animals include the antelope, camel, bison, duck, elephant, flamingo, goat, hippo, ibis, jaguar, lion, monkey, newt, ostrich, porcupine, quail, rhino, tiger, underwing moth, vulture, wolf and zebra. In the original box, with chromolithographic illustration of lions in front of a cave, and 'Germany' stamped at the lower right corner. Edges of box slightly rubbed, a few splits.

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        [Paton , J. Noel] Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

      Boston: J. H. Buffords Sons, n.d. (ca 1890). First edition thus. Huge folio (17.5 x 13.5 inches). Original blue bevelled cloth with gilt embossed cover design. Twenty remarkable full-page drawings by J. Noel Paton, a sculptor, illustrator and painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Percy Bate, in his English" Pre-Raphaelite Painters includes Noel Paton (together with Arthur Hughes and other artists) among those painters on whom Pre-Raphaelitism had a permanent influence. A very scarce and prodigious work, this book is seldom seen, and when it does show up, it is usually disbound owing the size and weight. This copy is very good or better, with wear to foot of spine, edgewear, corners peeled, soiling and scuffing to covers, hinges cracked, but clean and bright internally and certainly a desirable and well-kept entity.

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        4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen

      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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        COLLECTANEA CORNUBIENSIA A Collection Of Biographical And Topographical Notes Relating To The County Of Cornwall

      Truro: Netherton and Worth for the author, 1890.. Limited 1st edn (130 copies). 4to. Original gilt lettered bevelled-edged black cloth (some light scuffs to bottom edges of boards; headcap neatly repaired - a bright VG copy). Pp. xi + 1903 (front prelims spotted to p. 22; with John Vivian of Camborne's neat 1890 inscription on top edge of title page). .

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