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        THE SIGN OF FOUR

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

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

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

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        The birds of the Bahama Islands,

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

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

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

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        Harper's Bazaar 1890. FULL YEAR BOUND VOLUME

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Invasion of the Crimea:

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Library Shakespeare: [Comedies, Histories, Tragedies]

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

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

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        FIFTEEN HAND-COLOURED LANTERN SLIDES, ANIMALS, BIRDS, CLOWNS

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Scottish Scenery, 122 mounted photographs

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        History of Greece, and of the Greek People, From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest (8 volume set)

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Condensation of Water Vapour in the Presence of Dust-free Air and other Gases

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Priapeia

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

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        LE DÉCAMÉRON. ( 3 TOMES)

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

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        The Works of Lord Lytton

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

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        La Bête humaine (Les Rougon-Macquart)

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

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

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

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        California and Alaska and Over the Canadian Pacific Railway

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1890. Full leather gilt with new leather spine. Decorated endpapers. Top edge gilt. Number 369 of 500 copies only. Early Photos of the West. Sharp copy.. 1st. Leather. VG/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        Her Majesty's Navy including Its Deeds and Battles

      London: J. S. Virtue & Co, [1890-1893]. First edition. Volume V spine and covers unevenly faded, some corners and spine ends a little rubbed, occasional slight foxing, a couple of tissue guards with slight loss of paper, bookplates, college library stamp on title pages, albeit a nice set. Quarto.

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        Die nordwestdeutsche Gewerbe-, Industrie-, Handels-, Marine-, Hochseefischerei- und Kunstausstellung. Bremen 1890. Zusammengestellt nach amtlichen Quellen und Correspondenzen hervorragender Berichterstatter

      Emmerich, Romen 1890. 40 cm. 412, (6) Seiten mit zahlreichen teils blattgroßen Abbildungen Original-Verlagseinband, Leineneinband mit farbig Deckelill. und goldgepr. Umschlagtitel - "Die 1890 im Bremer Bürgerpark durchgeführte Ausstellung war eine von der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, dem Großherzogtum Oldenburg und der preußischen Provinz Hannover gemeinsam organisierte Leistungsschau nach Vorbild der Weltausstellungen und war mitbestimmend für die Gründung des Übersee-Museums. Die Ausstellung - die größte bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt in Deutschland - wurde am 31. Mai 1890 eröffnet und am 15. Oktober 1890 geschlossen. Die Zahl der Besucher in diesem Zeitraum wird auf 1,2 Millionen geschätzt" (Wikipedia, weiteres siehe Artikel dort). Mit Porträts und teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen aus den Bereichen der Industrie und des Handels, besonders Handelsschifffahrt, Fischerei, Außenhandel (Tabak, Baumwolle, Kaffee, Reis, Jute, Tee), Seenotrettung, Schiffsmaschinen, Windkraftanlagen. Der hintere Deckel mit farbig illustrierter Werbung des Norddeutschen Lloyd Bremen. Gutes Exemplar, Deckelillustrationen stellenweise Kratzspuren, Kanten stellenweise leicht bestoßen, auf Vorsatzblatt aufgeklebtes Buchschildchen der Buch- und Kunsthandlung Warnemünde & Fraude, Bremen. -

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        Plan der Stadt Luzern. Maßstab 1:2000. Hrsg. von der Baudirektion. Farbige Lithographie.,

      Luzern, 1890 - Format: ca. 140 x 120 cm. Aufgezogen auf Leinen und gefaltet in 9 Segmenten. *Sehr großer Stadtplan, nicht zu verwechseln mit dem ebenfalls 1890 im gleichen Verlag erschienenen "Übersichtsplan der Stadt Luzern", welcher in wesentlich kleinerem Format im Maßstab 1:4000 ausgegeben wurde. Der vorliegende große Stadtplan erschien sicherlich in sehr kleiner Auflage wohl hauptsächlich für Ämter wie das Bauamt etc. - Etwa mittig im Bereich des Sees mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern, ansonsten sauber und gut erhalten. Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Photoalbum mit 50 Albuminabzügen

      Ca. 1890 - 1900.. Hldr. d. Zt. mit figürlich intarsierten Holzdeckeln und holzverkleidetem Rücken, Messingschließen, dreiseit. punzierten Goldschnitt sowie Vorsätzen in weinroter Seide. Aufwendig gebundenes Album mit Ansichten beliebter touristischer Attraktionen der Insel, darunter einige Aufnahmen aus der Hauptstadt Funchal (Hafen, Palmengarten, Kathedrale, Markthalle etc.), weiterhin einige Luxushotels und viele Landschaften, teils mit Einheimischen. Der interessante Einband zeigt vorne eine luxuriöse Form des Carro de cesto, auch Tobogan-Schlitten genannt, mit einem Ochsengespann und zwei Carreiros, auch damals schon weiß gekleidet; die hintere Decke eine Sänfte mit zwei Trägern. - Die Photographien dürften im letzten Jahrzehnt des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden sein, in jedem Fall nach 1888, dem Jahr der Fertigstellung des Teatro municipal Baltazar Dias in Funchal, das auf einer Aufnahme zu sehen ist. - Einzelne Abzüge mit (seitenverkehrtem) Stempel, wenige etw. ausgebleicht (diese vielleicht älter?), die ersten und die letzten Photos etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar, das besonders durch den ungewöhnlichen Einband besticht!

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        The Novels of Matteo Bandello

      London - Printed for the Villion Society, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce complete set of The Novels of Matteo Bandello Bishop of Agen now first done into English by John Payne. Printed for the VIllion Society by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation Only. Numbered edition of which this is no. 27. In six volumes complete. Matteo Bandello (c1480- 1562) was an Italian writer, mostly known for his novellas. The only translation of Bandello's tales is The novels of Matteo Bandello, translated by John Payne in 6 volumes, 1890. This edition is separated into four parts. The Payne translation is a mixture of 19th and 16th century idioms. Examples of the latter include an thou wilt instead of if you will, wheneas instead of when, methinketh instead of I think, parlous instead of perilous. On most occasions, the language is clear and of fine literary value, but sometimes it is degraded with terms no one ever spoke or wrote. For example, instead of saying Now I would gladly hear your advice on this matter, the duchess of Amalfi says: Now I would fain hear from thee that which thou counsellest thereanent. John Payne (1842 - 1916) was an Englishpoet and translator. Initially he pursued a legal career, and associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later he became involved with limited edition publishing, and the Villon Society. He is now best known for his translations of Boccaccio's Decameron, The Arabian Nights and the Diwan Hafez. Payne once said that Hafez, Dante and Shakespeare were the three greatest poets of the world. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In paper vellum bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with foxing to endpapers, the odd spot and handling marks throughout. Some pages unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1890 - Family Bible undated, circa 1890 in black half-leather on dark gray cloth binding. Gilt title and bands to spine. 1004 + 186 + 323pp with 103 b/w full-page Dore engravings. Tight copy. Some wear to edges/hinges of binding, minor scuff marks to front board, minor damage to rear top corner. Contents very good with family register pages blank. A bold, presentable copy. Postage is free within the UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zonen-Bilder

      Stuttgart,: Julius Hoffmann, circa, 1890.. Oblong folio, 20 tinted lithograph plates; some restoration, general embrowning, and signs of use, but good in later cloth with original pictorial label, endpapers renewed. A rare nineteenth-century German colourplate natural history of the world for children. Each of twenty countries throughout Europe, Asia, America and Africa is described with two pages of text and a large colour plate by the noted nineteenth-century German artist and book illustrator Heinrich Leutemann (1824-1905).Most of the plates depict highly dramatic hunting scenes: either man hunting the animals, such as Indians on elephant back hunting tigers, or animals hunting and devouring other animals, such as lions eating buffalo and bison attacking bears. The final plate depicts three Australian Aboriginal hunters hiding from two rock wallabies which are pursued by a pack of dingoes. Their catch of a lyrebird, a platypus, a black swan and an emu are portrayed in the foreground.

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        THE NARRATIVE OF BETHANY VENEY A SLAVE WOMAN (AUNT BETTY'S STORY)

      1890. Paperback. Good. The Way It Was ~ Buying and Selling Children VENEY, Bethany. THE NARRATIVE OF BETHANY VENEY A SLAVE WOMAN (AUNT BETTY'S STORY). Worcester, MA: (A. P. Bicknell) 1890. Second edition. With Introduction by Rev. Bishop Mallalieu, and Commendatory Notices from Rev. V. A. Cooper ... and Rev. Erastus Spaulding. 47 pp. 8vo., tectured yellow wrappers printed in dark blue, with unmarked black cloth spine. Light soil to covers, vertical tear to front cover carefully repaired. Pencil ownership to first blank page, ink biographical annotation on title page. Several closed tears to first few pages have also been repaired. B/w frontispiece portrait. Light soil and repaired tears in the text; overall in good condition, complete. Bethany Veney was born a slave in Luray Page County, Virginia in 1815. Bethany never met her father and her mother died when she was nine years old. Her master, James Fletcher, died soon afterwards and Bethany became the property of his daughter, Lucy Fletcher. Bethany married Jerry, a fellow slave, but after a year he managed to escape. In December, 1858, Bethany and her son Joe were sold for $775 to a man in Rhode Island. However, after the Civil War she obtained her freedom and in 1889 published her autobiography. There is an ink note on the title page thus: "Aunt Betty died No. 16,1915 in Worcester, Mass., age 103 years and 8 months/Born March 19-1812".. " Master Fletcher died. I must have been about nine years old at that time. Master's children consisted of five daughters and two sons. As usual in such cases, an inventory was taken of his property (all of which nearly was in slaves), and, being apportioned in shares, lots were drawn, and, as might chance, we fell to our several masters and mistresses. My sister Matilda and myself were drawn by the eldest daughter, Miss Lucy. My grandmother had begged hard to be reckoned with me, but she and Uncle Peter fell to Miss Nasenath. I was put out with an old woman, who gave me my food and clothes for whatever work I could do for her. She was kind to me, as I then counted kindness, never whipping me or starving me; but it was not what a free-born white child would have found comforting or needful." Rare.

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        Versos De Luis G. Urbina

      Tip. de "El Combate, Mexico 1890 - A very scarce book with no copies on line, no auction records in the last 30 years and only 6 libraries worldwidecolor frontispiece. Inscribed on front endpaper by Urbina [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Japan. An Album of Handtinted Albumen Images

      [Yokohama] [circa 1890]. (Hardcover) Very good. Oblong, accordion style folding photo album, brown silk brocade bound on bevelled edged wooden boards, 7" X 4 3 / 4" X 1 3 / 4". Contains 50 original handtinted images of Japan, each with interleaving tissue guard. Pattern brown brocade rubbed through to wooden boards in a few places along extremities. Interior album pages and images are clean. A delightful collection of 50 handtinted albumen images, displayed back to back in a folding album. A fine selection of views, activities and industries. Images are approx 5 1 / 4" X 3 1 / 2". Images include silkworm farming, silk manufacture, musical instruments, views of Tokio [Tokyo], street performers, a barber, broom maker, Singing girls, Vegetable vendors, and a wonderful image of a group of ten Ainu people from Northern Japan..

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        Japan In Hand Tinted Albumen Photographs

      1890. [c1890] Oblong 24mo. Accordion style folding albumen photo album. Red silk over boards. 50 original hand tinted albumen photographs. 25 images representing women in the home and 25 images showing various views in Japan, some of which are labeled by name, imaged affixed back to back. First photograph of a woman foxed, rest of images are generally clean and in very good condition. Clean and bright throughout. A wonderful copy of a late 19th century tourist trade Japanese album.. Hardcover. Very Good. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books]
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        Reine Des Bois. [With Handwritten Poem Signed By the Author]

      [Paris] Asnieres-sur-Seine: Bousod, Valadon & Co., 1890. Limited edition, numbered 36 of 50 copies on Japon paper, with original watercolour illustration on the half-title and signed in pencil by Henri Laurent-Desrousseaux. Loosely inserted is a handwritten and signed poem by the author along with his calling card. Half black morocco and marbled boards, 5 faux raised bands, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, combed marbled endpapers, 35 illustrations printed in a suite of 4: one in a teal colour printed on cream satin, one in blue, one in sepia, and one in grey-tone, with tissue guards and bound on stubbs, ribbon bookmark. Lightly rubbed, some foxing to the verso of a few plates. A handsome copy. Rare. . Signed By the Artist. Limited, First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Henri Laurent-Desrousseaux. Folio.

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        Die Deutschen Kaiser von Karl dem Grossen bis Wilhelm II." Medaillon-Porträt Wilhelms II. umgeben von den Porträts der deutschen Kaiser in chronologischer Folge

      Chromotypographie mit Goldplatte der Lith. Anstalt Aug. Kürth für Sinsel, Dorn und Cie., Leipzig um 1890. 52x41.5 cm. - Porträts aller 55 deutschen Kaiser von Karl dem Großen 768 bis Wilhelm II. 1888 in sieben Reihen untereinander, unter jedem Porträt sind die Jahresangaben der Regentschaft genannt. Dekorative Darstellung in Oval umgeben von einer Rankenbordüre. Im äußeren Papier schwacher Lichtrand, kurzer Randeinriss restauriert.

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

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

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. In eight volumes

      London - Blackie and Son, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely and lavishly illustrated set of Shakespeare's works. The Henry Irving Edition. Edited by Henry Irving and Frank A. Marshall. 'With notes and introductions to each play by F. A. Marshall and other Shakespeare scholars, and life of Shakespeare by Edward Dowden. Essay 'Shakespeare as a Playwright' by Henry Irving in volume I. With frontispieces and numerous plates in every volume, most tissue-guarded, featuring illustrations by Gordon Browne. With numerous additional illustrations in the text. Complete in eight volumes. Irving was a man of powerful and distinguished imagination, so concentrated on his profession that he had little time or energy for anything else. He was not a man of education, but his insights into Shakespeare astonished and delighted scholars of the stature of Sir Edmund Chambers. DNBCondition: In half diced calf bindings. Externally smart although rubbed in places with wear to the tops and tails of the spines and slight loss to the leather. One hinge is slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, and generally clean with a few scattered spots, predominantly to the first and last few pages as usual, and some spotting to the textblock edge affecting some margins. Many pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        I Det Mökaste Afrika.

      P.A. Norstedt & Söners, Stockholm. 1890 - First Swedish edition. Translated by E.W. Dahlgren. Octavo. Complete set of the original issues in twenty parts, loose within the two publishers' bindings and with the scarce dustwrappers.The parts are slightly creased at the edges of the wrappers, otherwise fine; the pictorial buckram bindings are fine; the dustwrappers are torn and chipped, but largely intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Votre Stéphane Mallarmé").

      [Paris, 24 novembre 1890]. - Une page petit in-4. Suscription. À "mon cher Hérold": "[.] Dites si ce n'est pas bien exigeant de vous demander de reprendre demain soir Mardi le chemin de la rue de Rome, parce que je voudrais prendre votre avis sur un rien tout en causant [.]". - En 1888, le tout jeune poète (Hérold est né en 1865) fait parvenir spontanément au Maître son premier recueil de poésie "L'Exil de Harini" que Dalou venait de publier. L'accueil de Mallarmé lui fut d'emblée favorable et Hérold allait devenir un des plus fervents affidés des célèbres Mardis de la rue de Rome, où se croisèrent entre 1880 et 1898, Verlaine, Gide, Louÿs, Régnier, Whistler, etc. autant de visiteurs illustres ou poètes inconnus qui participèrent à la légende mallarméenne des Mardis, ces réunions hebdomadaires où le Maître improvisait, debout, fumant la pipe, face à des disciples dévots de la génération post-symboliste. - A.-J. Ferdinand Hérold est le petit fils du compositeur Ferdinand Hérold (l'auteur du Pré-aux-Clercs). Entré à l'École des Chartes en 1885, il en sort trois ans plus tard pour se consacrer entièrement à la littérature qu'il servit au cours de sa vie avec beaucoup d'intelligence et de sensibilité poétique. Il s'immisce parmi les auteurs symbolistes, fréquente assidument les Mardis de Mallarmé, et noue une vive amitié avec son coreligionnaire le poète Pierre Louÿs dont il se séparera au moment de l'Affaire Dreyfus. Très lié au cercle des Heredia (les sœurs Heredia), Régnier, Gautier (par Judith Gautier, la fille de Théophile), Louÿs et Valéry, ami des musiciens Fauré et Ravel, il fut un contributeur avisé au Mercure de France d'Alfred Vallette. Poète, mais aussi auteur dramatique, traducteur d'Eschyle et d'Euripide, plusieurs de ses pièces furent représentées sur la scène du théâtre d'avant-garde de Lugné-Poë (L'Anneau de Çacuntala en 1895, ainsi que La Cloche engloutie, tirée du conte de G. Hauptmann, deux ans plus tard). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE MAX

      New York: John W. Lovell Company. 1890. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. No date. Circa late 1880s to 1890's. Very scarce. T.E.G. Owner name and date. .

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        Capital and Interest. A Critical History of Economical Theory

      London & New York: Macmillan and Co., , 1890. Translated with a preface and analysis by William Smart. Octavo (220 x 140 mm). Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, borders blocked in blind to covers, dark brown endpapers. With the bookplate of Nobel prize winning economist George Stigler to front pastedown. Small ink stain to the lower joint and rear panel. Uncut and unopened. First edition in English of Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien (1884), the first part of Böhm-Bawerk's extended opus magnus Capital and Interest, which is "an exhaustive survey of the alternative treatments of the phenomenon of interest: use theories, productivity theories, abstinence theories, and many more. Most significant in this early work is his devastating critique of the exploitation theory, as embraced by Karl Marx and his forerunners: Capitalists do not exploit workers; they accommodate workers—by providing them with income well in advance of the revenue from the output they helped to produce" (Roger W. Garrison, Biography of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Ludwig von Mises website). Mises described Capital and Interest as "the most eminent contribution to modern economic theory". The translator William Smart was the foremost exponent of the Austrian School in England during this period.

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        Skyer. Skildringer fra Provisoriernes Dage.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1890. 288 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærred, ryggen svagt falmet. Gammel hilsen fjernet fra friblad

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        The First Crossing of Greenland - 1st English Edition

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

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        An Arab Bazaar

      Dore Gallery, London 1890 - Image Size : 515x760 (mm), 20.25x29.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 575x795 (mm), 22.625x31.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, Photogravure

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO DEAN SAGE, RE: EDWARD HOUSE AND THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER CONTROVERSY

      Hartford. 5 February 1890.. Four closely written pages, ca. 500 words, on rectos only of four 23 x 14 cm lettersheets, in ink, with deletions and insertions. Neatly hinged at left margins, very good. On Christmas Eve of 1889, the authorized theatrical version of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, adapted by Abby Sage Richardson, premiered in Philadelphia, and opened in January at the Broadway Theatre in New York. A journalist, Edward House, filed a lawsuit against Clemens, claiming that in 1886 he had granted House the rights to undertake the adaptation. The lawsuit was the subject of some considerable public attention, and the judge's ruling in favor of House led, until House was paid a settlement, to the suspension of performances. In this lengthy, somewhat embittered letter, Clemens writes to his good friend, giving a full and colorful account of his previous relations with Edward House, beginning with their first meeting in the first quarter of 1867, subsequent meetings over the years (characterized generally in Clemens' account by generosity on his part and bad faith on House's) and leading up to House's return to America from Japan: "... When he wrote, in 1885, that he should sail for America in the spring, to remain for good, I wished the ship would go to the bottom. You see, I was the only ostensible friend the man had in the world, & I had to keep up appearances, or be a brute. He arrived in N.Y. May 10, '86, (or '87?) & my sorrows began ...." Clemens outlines a sequence of visits by House to his home and to that of friends, accompanied by insults, apologies and concealments, "... & when he finally moved to New York he had quarreled with everybody he could get a chance to talk with ... Old friendship? Oh dear! In one of his lying affidavits House swears I offered him $5,000 to 'compromise' a claim which never existed save in his own laudanum-soaked imagination. Great Scott, I would have paid him that any time these ten years just to see him break his neck. I tried my level best to get that man to agree to dramatize the P&P, but I failed, & then after his brief attempt here in the house [during a visit detailed earlier in the letter] I totally dropped the matter -- & so did he. He told George Warner months afterward that I had tried to get him to dramatize the book but that he 'saw nothing in it.' It turns out, now, that he didn't write Arrah-na- Pogue (as he always claimed). I thought he was a dramatist ...." Signed: "Sincerely Yours, S.L. Clemens." Clemens met Sage through Joseph Twitchell, the Hartford Congregationalist minister, and they corresponded and visited occasionally. Clemens described Sage as "the best citizen I have known in America."

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        Portrait of an Indian Man. U.S. Pacific North West. [Original Platinum Print Photograph]

      Photographer Unknown [circa 1890]. () Near fine. Original platinum print 8.75 X 5.75 inches. In 1.5 inch reddish tinted wooden frame measuring 21.5 X 18 inches with gray matting. A few spots of discolouration, else the image is clear and finely detailed. C 1890-1900. Possibly by la Roche of Seattle. Image shows a studio portrait of an Native man wearing a feather headdress and traditional dress. He is seated on a pile of blankets against a studio backdrop. A strong image..

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        ILLUSTRATIONS AND NOTES. [The Full Complement of Illustrations to the Divine Comedy by Traquair and the Chronology of Dante’s Life, A Short Bibliography of the Divine Comedy, and an Exposition of Dante’s Library.]

      Edinburgh: T. & A. Constable, 1890. 2 volumes bound into one. First edition. Profusely illustrated with a full complement of the plates of Phoebe Anna Traqauir in black and white in addition to an engraved frontispiece. Tall 8vo, in contemporary three-quarter green morocco, over marbled boards with matching end-leaves. Gilt lettering to the spine with gilt decorations to the raised bands of the spine, t.e.g. xcv + 84 pp. A well preserved copy with some light age evidence. A SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936) was the leading artist the Arts and Crafts movement in Edinburgh. From the 1880s to the 1920s she worked in a wide range of media including easel painting, embroidery, manuscript illumination, book cover tooling, enameling and mural decoration. She exhibited in Chicago, London, Turin and St. Louis in the 1890s and 1900s. The decoration of the Mansfield Place Church helped to confirm her international recognition.

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        HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

      1890. With Illustrations chiefly from Photographs taken by the Author. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Original pictorial paper-covered boards with dark blue cloth spine. First Edition of this landmark work. Born in Denmark in 1849, Riis emigrated to New York at the age of 21; there for the first few years he went from job to job, gaining a first-hand insight into the seamier side of life in the slums. But it was in 1873, when he got a newspaper job as a police reporter and photographer, that he embarked upon what would become his life's work: he declared war on tenement conditions, child labor and other abuses of lower-class urban life. Utilizing the new photographic technique of the flash "bulb," Riis was able to capture indoor scenes of the slums (as in this book), adding an even more grim picture to the story he was telling.~Ultimately his lone battle was joined by Theodore Roosevelt, who, as head of the city police board, New York governor, and U.S. President, gave him great support. Most of Riis's writing, including this his best-known book, centers around New York's Lower East Side and "Hell's Kitchen."~This is a landmark book in photojournalism -- it constitutes the first extensive use of half-tone illustrations in a book, but also it uses those grim images to present the reader with irrefutable evidence of the conditions the reader might otherwise prefer to ignore. HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES includes, in addition to many of Riis's photographs, an appendix of "Statistics bearing upon the Tenement Problem" -- such as population density, immigration, arrests and deaths.~This copy is in the primary binding of paper-covered boards (later copies were in light blue-grey cloth). Its condition is near-fine -- which is remarkable for a book printed on heavy leaves but bound in a fragile paper-covered board binding. There is the slightest of shelf-wear (a couple of tiny nicks in the foot of the spine) and one faint crease in the upper board, but we have not seen a better copy.

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        THE LITTLE AND GOOD LIBRARY. 6 NISTER MINIATURES IN ORIGINAL BOX

      London, Ernest Nister, printed in Bavaria, circa 1890.. Early edition circa 1890, 95 x 81 mm, 3¾ x 3¼ inches, green or navy blue cloth backed glazed cream boards, each with extra very pretty different chromolithograph illustration, cream and pale blue floral endpapers. Titles: Like Grandpa; A Little Pickle; Cats' Cradle; A Snow Fight; Miss Busy Bee; Three Friends. Each has 4 chromo plates or 2 plus 1 double page. Near Fine in original expertly repaired box with title and extra chromo illustration to lid showing small boy sticking scraps in album watched by kitten, small chip to edge of plate mounted on lid. A wonderful Fine set, hard to find complete and with box. Later less well printed editions of these popular little books carry the imprint Nister and Co. And later still about 1920, Nister and Co. Ltd. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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