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        [Advertising Poster] Captain Antifer by Junes Verne. 72 Full-page illustrations. 12mo, Cloth $1.25

      New York: Powers & Stein 185 Sixth Avenue n.d. ca. late 1890s [New York]: Powers & Stein, 185 Sixth Avenue, [n.d. ca. late 1890s]. (VERNE, JULES) 12 x 16 inches. Printed in green and red on yellow coated stock, with four vignettes of illustrations for this edition. Some chipping at margins, not entering image

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Cassell's Dore Gallery

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Mensonges *

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LA VIE DE SOLDAT. ILLUSTRE PAR JOB. SCENES DE LA VIE MILITAIRE A SAINT-CYR.

      A La Librairie Illustrée, Paris 1890 - RENE MAIZEROY. LA VIE DE SOLDAT. ILLUSTRE PAR JOB. SCENES DE LA VIE MILITAIRE A SAINT-CYR. Description du livre: A La Librairie Illustrée, Paris. ( vers 1890) Demi-basane rouge. Dos à 4 nerfs. Orné de fleurons. Titres dorés. et Coins Noirs. État : Très bon. Dessins de JOB (illustrateur). Ed. originale. Fort In-8 (25 cm x 17 cm). Belle reliure demi-basane rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, titre doré à froid. Edition originale, SD (vers 1890), 315 pages. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en NB, dans le texte, hors texte, culs-de-lampe et en-têtes. Ouvrage en très bonne condition. Rare EDITION ORIGINALE ILLUSTREE DE 1890 BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT en PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS LE LIVRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CARIOU1]
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        Houdini Expresses Interest in Seeing a Collection Related to the Lincoln Assassination

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

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        Visit to Chile and the Nitrate Fields of Tarapaca.

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

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
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        Dictionnaire De L'ameublemnet et De La Decoration Depuise Le XIII Siecle Jusqu'a Nos Jours

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

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

      1890. Fine. BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1890. Complete in six octavo volumes. There is a frontispiece illustration in each volume and a wood engraving of Mrs. Browning's birthplace in volume 1. Nicely printed by Spottiswoods & Co. and beautifully bound by J. M. Dent of London in three- quarter brown morocco with marbled paper sides, matching endpapers, and t.e.g. Spines are divided by raised bands into into five compartments containing gilt titles and sprigs of flowers. Ink gift inscription, dated 1903, on first fly-leaf of volume 1. Other than an occasional bit of negligible wear, this is a clean and lovely set in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Soldier Panorama (in Original Dust Jacket!)

      London: Nister/Dutton Circa 1890. Cloth backed chromolithograph boards, pages slightly age-toned, book plate removed from endpaper, else Near Fine, original pictorial dust jacket with soil and chipping at edges. Text by various authors, an introduction by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated with five extraordinary, detailed chromolithographed pop-up scenes depicting battles as well as sepia line art throughout. Housed in custom cloth clamshell box. Rare in this condition and with original dust jacket.. Pictorial Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Various. 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Poem

      (England, n.d.). Octavo broadside. This poem, sixteen lines long and the first four quatrains by Bridges, was published as Number 4 in Book IV of his Shorter Poems (1890), is calligraphed on vellum by Hewitt. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Ophthalmoscopical Atlas

      New York, Etc.: B. Westermann & Co, 1890. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to., pp. [iii]-xii + 86 + xxxi [plates]; original red cloth gilt and drab paper boards lettered in black; boards lightly soiled; spine rubbed; text leaves of coated paper browned with scattered foxing; plates generally clean, but tissue guards foxed; near very good overall. First edition in English. Illustrated with a full complement of 31 chromolithograph plates. "Description of the ophthalmoscopical appearance of diseases of the eye," and one of the most important atlases of its kind during the nineteenth century. The first edition, in German, was published in 1869. Becker Catalog 1174.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Living London - [Its Work and its Play. Its Humour and its Pathos. Its Sights and its Scenes]. [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, Paris, New York, Melbourne; Cassell 1890 - Impressively and abundantly illustrated with over 1450 in-text monochrome details and a tissue protected frontis to each of the three volumes. Subjects: London (England) --Description and travel. London (England) --Social life and customs. Original full elaborately gilt-tooled green buckram, near fine; spine bands very slightly dust-dulled. Particularly and surprisingly well preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp cornered. An uncommon set in such positive condition. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

      THE MERSHON COMPANY, 1890. Published in ca. 1890's by The Mershon Company, New Jersey, 12 mo. [2], pp[194]. Redish hardcover with motifs embosed on both front and back covers. Gilted title on spine, some shelfwear top and bottom of the spine, SIGNED on title page by the author and dated August '98 (1898). No DJ if issued. Very Good conditions.. Signed by Author. LATER EDITION. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: erlich, kramer & associates Antiquarians]
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        TOPSY TURVY

      1890. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, n.d. [1890]. 1 page preliminary ads plus 2 pp terminal ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First American Edition (and first edition in the English language). This is the sequel to Verne's "Moon" books of many years earlier: quoting from the preliminary ad leaf, this is the story of~How the Americans bought the North Pole and planned to change the axis of the Earth, making the Arctic regions bloom like the Tropics, by the explosion of a stupendous cannon.~This tale is a good example of Verne's growing cynicism: whereas in the 1870s he has the Baltimore Gun Club using its gigantic cannon to explore the moon, here the club has purchased land in the Arctic so that they can reap huge profits when that land becomes tropical.~"Topsy Turvy" appeared in English in the January 19, 1890 issue of New York World -- at the same time that newspaper's famous reporter, Nellie Bly, was attempting to beat Phileas Fogg's record time around the world. It was at some point soon there­after that this Ogilvie edition (No. 183 of "The Favorite Series") with ten illustrations was published (the wrappered version, in Ogilvie's "Fireside Series," is dated January 1890 on its wrapper). Sampson Low's British edition, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE, was not published until December of that year (with twenty chapters; both the original French edition and Ogilvie's edition have twenty-one).~This copy is externally clean and unworn -- fine except that there is minor wormhole damage to the fore-margin of about forty leaves (text not affected). As always, the text paper itself is browned and brittle -- as Ogilvie produced as cheap a book as it could, not intended to survive; today this is quite an uncommon Verne volume. Taves & Michaluk V035; Myers 53. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Norwegische Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen von …

      Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. , c.1890. Opus 35 für Pianoforte solo vom Komponisten. Quarto. Original printed card wraps, spine reinforced with linen. A little soiled, a few minor chops from the edge, but overall very good. Ownership inscription of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the upper wrap. Waller impressed early on with his keyboard skills, playing alongside his mother in the church where his father was a preacher from the age of 10, and accompanying the movies on the organ at the Lincoln Theater, Harlem, when just 14. He later became a pupil of the stride legend James P. Johnson, and also received classical tuition from Leopold Godowsky, his friend George Gershwin's sister's father-in-law, but his reputation rests upon his natural pianistic ability and his outrageous swing. However, like so many jazz musicians he sought "a more serious scope for his music" (Pollack, George Gershwin), and it is unsurprising to find his signature attached to this Grieg piano score. In fact, in Viper's Drag, his tea-tinged stride extravaganza from 1934, he quotes the theme from Grieg's The Hall of the Mountain King in the left hand. On the lower wrap Fats has pencilled the Broadway address of Edward I. Brown, the "rep" for the Robert Morton Organ Co. A wonderful piece of jazz ephemera of great immediacy, to hand on his piano it was used to jot down a 'phone message …

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TOPSY TURVY

      1890. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, n.d. [1890]. 1 page preliminary ads plus 2 pp terminal ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First American Edition (and first edition in English). This is the sequel to Verne's "Moon" books of many years earlier: quoting from the preliminary ad leaf, this is the story of~How the Americans bought the North Pole and planned to change the axis of the Earth, making the Arctic regions bloom like the Tropics, by the explosion of a stupendous cannon.~This tale is a good example of Verne's growing cynicism: whereas in the 1870s he has the Baltimore Gun Club using its gigantic cannon to explore the moon, here the club has purchased land in the Arctic so that they can reap huge profits when that land becomes tropical.~"Topsy Turvy" appeared in English in the January 19, 1890 issue of New York World -- at the same time that newspaper's famous reporter, Nellie Bly, was attempting to beat Phileas Fogg's record time around the world. It was at some point soon there­after that this Ogilvie edition (No. 183 of "The Favorite Series") with ten illustrations was published (the wrappered version, in Ogilvie's "Fireside Series," is dated January 1890 on its wrapper). Sampson Low's British edition, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE, was not published until December of that year (with twenty chapters; both the original French edition and Ogilvie's edition have twenty-one).~This copy is clean and unworn -- fine except that the endpapers have damage from overzealous erasure. As always, the text paper itself is browned and brittle -- as Ogilvie produced as cheap a book as it could. This is quite an uncommon Verne volume. Taves & Michaluk V035; Myers 53.

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        The Works

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, c.1890. 16 volumes, small octavo (163 × 100 mm). Contemporary green half calf, burgundy morocco labels, centre tool to spines in compartments with decoration to bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Pages a little toned, spines slightly rubbed, overall an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Ainsworth's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

      Cleveland: Geo. M. Rewell, 1890. Second Edition. Octavo (22cm). Original publisher's cloth, blocked in gilt and blind; red edge-stain; 733, [2]pp; illus. Usual toning to page margins, else a straight, tight copy with gilt just lightly rubbed; edge-stain bright, clean, and unfaded; the fragile floral endpapers clean and strong. Easily on the better end of Very Good - an exceptional copy of this notoriously fragile book. & & Important Progressive Era work of African-American biography, presenting 90 biographical sketches (of which 57 are accompanied by engraved portraits) of prominent Black Americans in the areas of religion, science, politics, the arts, business and society. The author was a Baptist minister and President of Kentucky State University in Louisville. & & Simmons's work was originally published in 1887 in a massive, 1200-page edition of which very few copies have survived intact. The current Subscription Edition is considerably reduced in size (approximately 80 fewer biographies and 50 fewer portraits); it is also rather scarcer, with only 12 locations noted in OCLC. Both editions were produced by a small, regional publisher using inferior materials and it is rare to find a copy without serious flaws.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. EVERY MAN HIS OWN BOSWELL

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1890. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Some toning to the text. Neatly and recently rebacked retaining the original spine, the cloth clean and bright. Near Fine. Small octavo (3-1/4" x 5-5/8") in original flexible blue cloth. A Grolier American 100 book, this would be a run-of-the-mill copy but for the remarkable holograph additions by Holmes within. On the recto of the ad page before the title page announcing other titles by Holmes the author has handwritten the last and best known stanza of his famous poem "The Last Leaf"--"And if I should live to be/The last leaf upon the tree/In the spring,/Let them smile, as I do now,/At the old forsaken bough/Where I cling"--and SIGNED with his initials and the dates 1831 and 1890 corresponding to the date of authorship and the date of the inscription. There is some light feathering to the ink on some of the words which is likely why the poem is lightly striked with an x in pencil and written out AGAIN by Holmes on the light yellow front endpaper, again in ink, and SIGNED as before. In addition, on the front blank between the two pages with the holograph manuscript, the author has INSCRIBED and SIGNED the book: Dr. W. E. Rust/with the kind regards of/Oliver Wendell Holmes. Dr. Rust was a surgeon operating in California in the 1850s and was contracted by the U.S. Government in the 1870s to work with the Apaches.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        YOUNG ENGLAND'S NURSERY RHYMES

      Frederick Warne & Co. London. No date (Inscription dated 1890)., 1890. Milk chocolate beveled cloth boards. Front cover and spine lettering in gilt. Front cover illustration of a young girl with a shepherd's crook amongst red poppies in gold, brown gray and red. Spine illustration of a pensive young miss in brown, gray and red. Tiny floral pattern EP's. 96 pages. 8vo. Beginning with the frontis and Title Page, each page has a full color chromolithograph and nursery rhyme. Tissue guards separate all pages. Illustrations ALL BY HASLEWOOD. Chromolithography by Emrik & Binger - 21A Berners Street. Lavishly produced book with all your favorite nursery rhymes. Light cover wear most noticeable at the spine top/bottom and tips; interior with occasional light fingering. An exceptionally expensive book to produce and rare today. VERY GOOD. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: the book scot]
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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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        The First Crossing of Greenland [2 Volumes] [1]

      Published by Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1890. [Two Volumes]. London 1890. First edition recently rebound in half navy morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and two title labels to each spine, top edges gilt, sumptuous marble paper covers, biscuit end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6¼''. Contains [xxii] 510; [x] 509 [24 page catalogue dated August 1892] printed pages of text with 5 fold-out coloured maps as called for [the first of which has neat repairs to the edges] and many monochrome illustrations throughout. Sporadic foxing and in very near Fine condition. We currently hold in stock 7 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Recent Ideals in American Art

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890. One Hundred Seventy-Five Oil Paintings and Water Colors in the Galleries of Private Collectors. Reproduced in Paris on Copper Plates by the Goupil Photograveure and Typograveure Process. Rare first edition. pp, iv, [2], 162. Illustrated with 80 photograveure plates, tissue guards; plus 95 typograveures.; in the text a total of 175 engraved illustrations. 17 x 13 inches. A treasure trove of plates illustrating the work of American artists of the period. Fine original morocco leather binding, both covers blindstamped with gilt decorations + uppper cover with gilt lettering. Professionally re-backed, with the original spine re-laid, all edges gilt. A HANDSOME COPY. A lovely copy of an important work documenting late 19th-century American art as it developed. Includes one photograveure after Winslow Homer, two photograveures after Childe Hassam, and others by notable artists such as F.A. Bridgman, Charles Sprague Pierce, Ridgeway Knight, Percy Moran Julius Stewart et al.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        LETTER FROM OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS

      1890. 1. CHRISTMAS. (SHAPE BOOK)_ LETTER FROM OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS by E. Lecky. London: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1890. 4to (7 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial card covers die-cut in the shape of Santa, one small corner repaired else near Fine. Each leaf is complete covered with beautiful chromolithographs by Emily Harding, with text inserted on the page. Very fine printing and a beautiful Christmas book. Rare title.

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        London

      London: Graphic,, 1890. London 1890. Wood engraving 380 x 1030 mm Framed size: 565 x 1220 mm Very good condition, fold lines as issued. Presented in handmade wooden frame. 2 Panoramas of London on one sheet. The first being Nicholas Visscher's representation of 1616 before the great fire and the latter of London as it was in 1890.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND (with CDV photograph of the author)

      NY: George Routledge & Sons Ltd., n.d. [ca.1890].  Reprint edition, 18.5 x 12.5cm (large 16mo), in publisher's olive fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt & burgundy decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, slate green ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/numerous wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Tipped in to recto of fr. ep. is a 95 x 57mm Carte de Visite w/sepia photograph of the author by Elliott & Fry, n.d. [1860s?], E&F's name & address printed below the image & on the reverse.  CDV Very Good; binding Very Good (spine moderately sunned & spotted); contents Very Good (one section sl. proud, & a few lt. spots).  This edition not in Bulloch or Shaberman.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Firenze Queen of the Turf 1890 by Glenelg dam Florida... Owned by J.B. Haggin Esq

      New York, Paris, London and The Hague: Boussod Valadon & Co, successors to Goupil & Co., 1 December 1890. Photogravure, coloured by hand, by Goupil & Co., after Stull. 18 1/2 x 26 inches. 25 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches. A fine hand- coloured portrait of a filly whose prize money totalled $112,471 between 1886 and 1891. She won 47 of her 82 starts during this period. "Firenze was a small filly bred by Dan Swigert in 1884. She was sired by Glenelg out of the mare Florida, by Virgil. James Ben Ali Haggin purchased Firenze for $2,600. Small in stature, she grew to only 15 hands, but her racing presence was large. At 3 Firenze won all the major stakes for fillies and at 4, 5, and 6 she was named Champion Handicap Female. As champion filly or mare for four consecutive years, Firenze raced against colts 69 times and beat them regularly over all distances. She beat the mighty Hanover at 1 1/4, 1 1/2, and 1 3/4 miles; beat Kingston twice, and gave The Bard his only defeat of 1888. Rider, trainer, racing official, and Hall of Fame member James McLaughlin knew such great fillies as Miss Woodford, Imp, Beldame, Artful, Pan Zareta, and Regret, but claimed that Firenze was the best of all." (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame).

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        Anti-Liquor ORIGINAL 1890 NEWSPAPER (Vol. 1, No. 1) - VERY SCARCE DANVILLE, VA NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL

      Danville, VA: Anti-Liquor , 1890. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Vintage Newspapers) MOFET, John R. Anti-Liquor VOL. 1, NO. 1. Danville, VA: Anti-Liquor, May, 1890. 11 X 16 inches. Very scarce original copy of Anti-Liquor, the newspaper devoted to the prohibition of Alcohol. One of the most important and scarce newspapers in VA history. According to the publisher, the paper was 'issued for the sole purpose of educating the people upon the evils of the drink habit, and especially to turn light upon the question of Legal Prohibition.' Publisher (Moffet) was assassinated on November 11, 1892. The paper ceased publication shortly after his death. Wear to edges and fold marks. Unfortunately, one article roughly 2 X 10 inches has been excised from the back panel. Remainder of pages clean. Overall GOOD condition. SCARCE

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        The Cider Makers' Hand Book. a Complete Guide for Making and Keeping Pure Cider. by J. M. Trowbridge

      New York, O. Judd Co. , 1890. 1st Edition. Description: 119 p. Illus. 19 cm. Subjects: Cider. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Souvenir of Scotland: Its Cities, Lakes, and Mountains. One Hundred and Twenty Chromo Views

      London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1890 Publisher's turquoise cloth with front cover and spine elaborately decorated in gilt, black and red, back cover stamped in blind. All edges gilt. . Small quarto. Frontispiece and sixty pages of chromolithographed plates, two per page, of views of Scotland. Binding extremities lightly worn, flyp-leaves browned. Former owner's ink signature, with the annotation: "Purchased on the Steamer Loch Lommond, July 16, 1890." A very good, bright copy. This work was apparently first printed in 1889. Several other editions appeared between that date and 1897.

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        La Jeune Armée. Illustrée d'aquarelles et de dessins.

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

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        VIGILANTE DAYS AND WAYS, THE PIONEERS OF THE ROCKIES, THE MAKERS AND MAKING OF MONTANA, IDAHO, OREGON, WASHINGTON, AND WYOMING

      J.G. Cupples Company, Boston 1890 - Two volumes uniformly bound. Front cover vignette in red, lettered in gilt and red. Floral endpapers. Top edge gilt. Frontispieces with tissue-guards. Eighteen illustrations. A very good narrative of the early pioneer days in the American Northwest where vigilantes were the law. Later printings were in a single volume. See Howes L78, Six-Guns 1280, Graff 2390. 426-485pp. + adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das heilige Deutschland. Geschichte und Beschreibung sämmtlicher im deutschen Reiche bestehender Wallfahrtsorte.

      Schafstein & Co., 0, Köln, - Köln, Schafstein & Co., ca. 1890. 4°. 26,5 cm. XXIII, 470 Seiten. Original-Halblederband. Goldgeprägter Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Schnitt in Rot und vergoldet. 2. Auflage. Mit Bildern in Farbendruck. Vorsätze stockfleckig, Einband wenig berieben, Ecken teils bestoßen. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Original-Halblederband. Goldgeprägter Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Schnitt in Rot und vergoldet.

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        Artistic Studies of the Human Body

      New York: Chas. Schenk. ca. 1890's. Loose in Folder. Very Good. Ca. 1890's. 29 photographic plates mounted on black paper, housed in cloth- backed folder with title label and string ties. The plates are numbered up to 32, this copy lacks plates 24, 30 and 31. The photographic paper measures 7.75 x 10", and they are mounted on sheets 10x14". Almost all plates show more than one illustration. One male nude has censored genitalia. Previous owner's (Benjamin Britt) signature at front title label and inside cover. Covers show light dampstaining and wear. Clean contents. Photos of hands, nudes and most body parts. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        Fuzoku Gaho, Nos. 18-34 (17 issues, 1890-1891), Bound Volume

      Tokyo 1890 - [Journal of Japanese Manners and Customs in Pictures] Meiji 23 (1890).7.10 through Meiji 24 (1891).11.10, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25.7 cm), Japanese language entirely, seventeen issues bound in one volume, maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine, bound Japanese format (reads back to front). Each issue has a color (2-3 color) woodblock paper wrap cover. The issues run 30-40 page in length and most contain at least one single page and one double page black and white woodblock plate and several woodcut text illustrations and occasional single or double page black and white lithographed plate. In total there are over 100 plates and over half are double page. An illustrated series on coins runs in seven consecutive issues. The page numbers for this serial run consecutively in the seven issues (i.e. they are not numbered with the rest of the pages in the issue). The serial starts (actually continues from prior issues) in issue 18 (July 1890) at page 33 and ends on page 48 in issue 25 (February 1891). Scattered throughout the volume in the margin is a red date imprint reading "Meiji 25(1892).3.26" in Japanese. I presume this indicates the date of publication or distribution of the bound volume. An important and finely illustrated graphic/pictorial journal depicting life in Meiji era Japan. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The head and foot of the spine are soft and corners lightly worn. Internally very clean and free of stains or faults. The first 20 or so pages are bent at the top. Approximately 5 single pages that were not trimmed are chipped and broken where they extend beyond the edges of the trimmed pages.~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CESAR CASCABEL

      1890. 85 Dessins de George Roux. 12 Grandes Gravures en Chromotypographie. 2 Grandes Cartes en Chromolithographie. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1890]. 8 pp ads dated 1890-1891. Original red cloth decorated in black, gilt and silver, all edges gilt. First Illustrated Edition of one of Verne's great mysterious tales of travel: ~Cesar Cascabel and his family have made enough money to return home to France from California. Unfortunately their trip east is cut short, when all their money is stolen. Their only option is to return to France by traveling west, via Alaska, the Bering Strait and Siberia. Along the way, they encounter Mr. Sergius (a Russian) with his companion Kayette (an Alaskan native) both of whom join the band on their trip west. However, Mr. Sergius has a secret which may jeopardize the safety of the family when they reach the Russian frontier... [Kytasaari]~This was the only Verne title that first appeared in this binding -- the cartonnage "aux deux elephants" which some other tales shared, but no other has some of the front cover panels in silver, as here. Not only is this the earliest binding style for CESAR CASCABEL, but also the ad catalogue at the rear is the earliest issue (dated 1890-1891). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy (spine very slightly faded but much less than usual, and with none of the usual foxing within) -- of one of Hetzel's most extravagant bindings. Bottin pp 159-160.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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."

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