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

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Geographisches Lotto

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon - [Complete in 2 volumes]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil I fire akter

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

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        HEDDA GABLER. Skuespil I Fire Akter

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Valley Forge, Pa. 1890

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

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Life and writings of Joseph Mazzini

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Earthly Paradise

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

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        FUR BRAVE KINDER

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        DE CANTABRIA. Letras, Artes, Historia, su Vida Actual.

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

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        PHYSIOLOGIE DU MOUVEMENT: LE VOL DES OISEAUX

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

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        SELECTED WORKS OF; THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE, THE STONES OF VENICE (2 vols), MODERN PAINTERS (2 vols), SESAME AND LILIES and ARATRA PENTELICI

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        RED FAIRY BOOK

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Christmas Drawings for the Human Race

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

      [Bookseller: Laura's Rare Books]
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        History of Portland, Oregon : with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent citizens and pioneers

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Archive of Artwork, Fanzines and Correspondence (late 1960s - early 1980s)

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Works

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

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        Animal ABC and Picture Blocks

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        [Paton , J. Noel] Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

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

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        4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen

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

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

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

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        SISTER SAINT SULPICE La Hermana San Sulpicio

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 1890. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Sainfoin. By Springfield - Sanda. The Property of Sir James P. Miller, Baronet. From the Original Picture by A.C. Havell. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1890

      London: Messrs. Fores, 10 July 1890. Photogravure, coloured by hand. 16 1/2 x 22 3/16 inches. 22 15/16 x 26 1/4 inches. A fine copy of this excellent image of the 1890 Derby winner, trained by J. Watts and ridden by J. Porter. Alfred Charles Havell was a member of the Havell family which included John James Audubon's engraver and printer: Robert Havell, Jr. Alfred Charles Havell first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1878 and soon afterwards took up commissions with Messrs. Fores to record important racehorses of the day for subsequent publication. This connection continued through until his death in 1928. 'All his pictures provide a valuable record and link in racehorse portraiture between... Harry Hall... and the work of James Lynwood Palmer, Alfred Grenfall Haig, F. Mabel Hollams and Nina Colmore, all of whose main output came at the beginning of this century' (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.115-116). Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.116

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        The Man with a Secret

      London: F. V. White & Co.,, 1890. A Novel. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue sand-grained cloth, titles to spines gilt and to front boards in orange, with decorative roll blind to front boards, and publisher's insignia blind to rear board, patterned endpapers. Near-contemporary (1900) ownership inscription. Corners bumped, spines rolled and a little dulled, a few minor marks to covers, tanning to early and late leaves and a few spots to edges. Still a very good set. First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest novels written by author of The Mystery of the Hansom Cab. Scarce.

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        The Man Without Qualities

      London: Martin Secker & Warburg. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Musil's masterpiece, one of the great works of modernist literature. Translated from the German By Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser. "Musil belonged to a generation of German-speaking intellectuals who experienced the successive phases of the breakdown of the European order between 1890 and 1939 with particular immediacy: first, the premonitory crisis in the arts, embodied in the first wave of the Modernist movement; then the war of 1914-18 and the revolutions spawned by the war, which destroyed both traditional and liberal institutions; and finally the rudderless postwar years, culminating in the Fascist seizure of power. The Man without Qualities - a book to some extent overtaken by history during its writing - set out to diagnose this breakdown..." (J.M. Coetzee). London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1953-54-60. Three volumes. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Some minor occasional spotting to jackets books generally fine. An excellent set.

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        The Tragic Muse

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1890 First English edition. One of 500 copies. Three volumes. Original publisher's blue cloth. Louis Auchincloss's copy bearing his bookplate to each volume. An additional former owner bookplate to the front pastedowns of each volume; some wear with fraying to spine ends and corners, some tears along spine, hinges cracked and secure. A good, completely unrestored set, housed in a custom cloth box with folding chemise. Edel & Laurence A34b. Auchincloss's writing embodied the old New York traditions of Henry James and Edith Wharton. Auchincloss wrote in his 1977 novel, The Dark Lady: ".Do you know Henry James's The Tragic Muse? It's the best novel written about an actress. A rising young diplomat asks the heroine to give up her career to become his wife and a future ambassadress.Ah how James saw it, the idiocy of any man's thinking that a real actress could even consider balancing love against the stage!". First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth: in a series of one hundred and fifity steel engravings, from the original pictures. With an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress, by the Rev. J. Trusler, and E. F. Roberts (6 volume set)

      The London Printing And Publishing Company Limited, 1890. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good+. 4vo. Six volumes. 12.5" x 9.5". Brown pictorial cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front covers. 150 steel engravings. All edges gilt. With an introductory essay by James Hannay and descriptive letter press by Rev. J. Trusler and E.F. Roberts. All edges gilt. Excellent bindings and covers. Hint of shelf wear to cover corners. Very slight fraying to cloth at head and tail of spine. Small stamp on first end page. Minor and intermittent foxing. See our pictures. <br> <br> Listing of Plates (series and number)(149 plates total)<br><br>Volume 1 (15 plates)<br>Hogarth and His Dog on the frontis; The Pieman on the title page; Hogarth as a Satirist before the biography; <br>Marriage a la Mode; the Contract; Marriage a la Mode; Breakfast Scene; Marriage a la Mode; Scene with the Quack; Marriage a la Mode; Toilette Scene; Marriage a la Mode; Death of the Earl; Marriage a la Mode; Death of the Countess; <br>Industry and Idleness; Plate 1; The Fellow &#39;Prentices at Their Looms; Industry and Idleness; Plate 2; The Industrious &#39;Prentice Performing the Duty of a Christian; Industry and Idleness; Plate 3; The Idle &#39;Prentice at Play in the Church Yard; Industry and Idleness; Plate 4; The Industrious &#39;Prentice a Favourite and Entrusted by his Master; Industry and Idleness; Plate 5; The Idle &#39;Prentice Turn&#39;d Away and Sent to Sea;Industry and Idleness; Plate 6; The Industrious &#39;Prentice Out of his Time an Married to his Master&#39;s Daughter;<br><br>Volume 2 (14 plates)<br>Industry and Idleness; Plate 7; The Idle &#39;Prentice Returned from Sea, and in a Garret with a Prostitute; Industry and Idleness; Plate 8; The Industrious &#39;Prentice Grown Rich, and Sheriff of London; Industry and Idleness; Plate 9; The Idle &#39;Prentice Betrayed by a Prostitute;Industry and Idleness; Plate 10; The Industrious &#39;Prentice Alderman of London, The Idle One Impeach&#39;d Before Him By His Accomplice;Industry and Idleness; Plate 11; The Idle &#39;Prentice Executed at Tyburn; Industry and Idleness; Plate 12; The Industrious &#39;Prentice Lord Mayor of London; <br>The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 1; The Young Heir Takes Possession of the Miser&#39;s Effects; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 2; Surrounded by Artists & Professors; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 3; Tavern Scene; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 4; Arrested for Debt as Going to Court; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 5; Marries and Old Maid; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 6; Gaming House Scene; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 7; Prison Scene; The Rake&#39;s Progress; Plate 8; Scene in Bedlam; <br><br>Volume 3 (22 plates)<br>Times of the Day; Morning; Times of the Day; Noon; Times of the Day, Evening;Times of the Day, Night;<br>The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 1; Ensnared by a Procuress; The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 2; Quarrels with Her Jew Protector; The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 3; Apprehended by a Magistrate; The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 4; Scene in Bridewell; The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 5; Expires While the Doctors are Disputing; The Harlot&#39;s Progress; Plate 6; The Funeral; <br>The Election; Plate 1; Humours of an Election Entertainment; The Election; Plate 2; Canvassing for Votes; The Election; Plate 3; The Polling; The Election; Plate 4; Chairing the Member; <br>Beer Street and Gin Lane; Beer Street; Beer Street and Gin Lane; Gin Lane; <br>France; England; <br>The Four Stages of Cruelty; First Stage of Cruelty; The Four Stages of Cruelty, Second Stage of Cruelty; The Four Stages of Cruelty; Cruelty in Perfection; The Four Stages of Cruelty; The Reward of Cruelty; <br><br>Volume 4 (32 plates)<br>HUDIBRAS; Frontispiece; HUDIBRAS; The Manner How He Sallies Forth; HUDIBRAS; First Adventure; HUDIBRAS; The Masquerade Adventure; HUDIBRAS; The Knight Submits to Trulla; HUDIBRAS; and Ralpho in the Stocks; HUDIBRAS; with the Lawyer; HUDIBRAS; Beats Sidrophel and his Man Whachum; HUDIBRAS; the Committee; HUDIBRAS; Leading Crowdero in Triumph; HUDIBRAS; The Burning of the Rumps at Temple Bar; HUDIBRAS; Encounters the Skimmington; <br>The Distressed Poet; The Cock Pit; Gate of Calais; Taste in High Life; A Midnight Modern Conversation; The Enraged Musician; Columbus Breaking the Egg; Country Inn Yard; Southwark Fair ;Strolling Players; The Sleeping Cengregation; Bambridge on Trial for Murder; The March to Finchley; Credulity, Superstition, & Fanaticism; The Bruiser, Charles Churchill; <br>Bishop Hoadly; Simon Lord Lovat; Sarah Malcolm; Captain Thomas Coram; Garrick as Richard 3rd; <br><br>Volume 5 (30 plates)<br>The Politician; John Wilkes Esqr.; T. Morell, S.T.P-S.S.A; Daniel Lock, Esq.; Martin Folkes, Esq.; <br>The Funeral of Chrystom and Marcella Vindicating Herself; The Inn Keeper&#39;s Wife & Daughter Taking Care of the Don After Being Beaten and Bruised; Don Quixote Releases the Galley Slaves; The Unfortunate Knight of the Rock Meeting Don Quixote; Don Quixote Seizes the Barber&#39;s Bason for Mambrino&#39;s Helmet; The Curate & Barber Dusguising Themselves to Convey Don Quixote Home; <br>The Chorus; The Laughing Audience; The Bench; Consultation of Physicians; The Lecture; <br>3 Characters, 4 Caricaturas (Group of Heads) ;The Battle of the Pictures ;<br>Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1 ;Analysis of Beauty, Plate 2 ;<br>The Five Orders of Periwigs ;Time Smoking a Picture ;The Weighing-House ;Emblematic Print of the "South Sea" ;The Lottery ;Royalty, Episcopacy, & Law ;False Perspective ;Sancho Starved by his Physician ;<br>The Times; Plate 1 ;The Times; Plate 2 ;<br><br>Volume 6 (36 plates)The Shrimp Girl on frontis ;The Milkmaid on title page ;<br>Frontispiece to the Artist Catalogue ;Tail-piece to the Artists&#39; Catalogue 1761 ;Frontispiece to Tristram Shandy; <br>Sigismonda; The House of Commons; Hymen and Cupid; The Royal Masquerade at Somerset House; King Henry VIII & Anna Boleyne ;Swearing a Child ;The Masquerade Ticket ;Masquerades and Operas, Burlington Gate; Moses Before Pharaoh&#39;s Daughter; Paul Before Felix; The Good Samaritan ;The Pool of Bethesda ;The Foundlings; The Receipt Plate for the March to Finchley ;The Altar Piece of St. Clements Danes, Strand ;The Man of Taste; Heads from the Cartoons at Hampton Court ;The Beggars&#39; Opera Burlesqued ;Boys Peeping at Nature ;Crowns, Mitres, Maces &c,&c ;The Farmers Return ; <br>Four Tickets; Plate 1; The Mock Doctor ;Four Tickets, Plate 2; For the Benefit of Joe Miller ;Four Tickets; Plate 3; Do. Author - Pasquin ;Four TIckets; Plate 4; Walker - Beggar&#39;s Opera; <br>Spiller&#39;s Ticket; Ticket for Tiverton School Feast, 1740; Christ and His Disciples; Arms of the Duchess of Kendal; Impression From a Silver Tankard; The Bathos

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        THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

      New York: M. J. Ivers & Co, 1890. First edition in book form. Good. Original light blue wrappers, printed in dark blue; in the truncated 13 chapter format; publisher&#39;s catalog at the back. A Good, unrestored copy, lacking the front free end paper, with chips and wear at the extremities and chipping along the top edge of the page block, affecting three quarters of the pages to varying degrees, text not affected. & & An extremely fragile book and incredibly rare to market. Not noted in Mason&#39;s bibliography. No. 195 in M. J. Ivers & Company&#39;;s American Series. The book appeared in Lippincott&#39;;s Monthly Magazine for July, 1890 (printed June 20), and was not reprinted in England until 1891. The present work is possibly a piracy of the Lippincott story, but the date of entry for second class mailing privileges is June 22, 1890, which suggests that the book and the magazine appeared almost simultaneously. & & The author&#39;s only published novel and a gothic masterpiece. A complex psychological study of a man who fully embraces an hedonistic world-view, seduced by the idea of ageless beauty. Drawing on a rich literary tradition, including: "Faust," "Jekyll and Hyde," and Shakespeare, among others, Wilde&#39;s sensational novel met with moral censure from all sides. However, it quickly became closely associated with the aesthetic movement, which espoused that art and literature need only be beautiful, not send a moral or sentimental message. Modern critics and readers agree that "Dorian Gray" now stands within the very top tier of literary efforts. The book also had a profound impact on Wilde&#39;s own life, since a copy was lent by Lionel Johnson to his cousin Lord Alfred Douglas, who begged to be taken to meet the author. Thus Wilde saw his own fictional character come to life. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Good.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, c.1890. 21 volumes bound in 16, octavo (174 × 118 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Illustrated throughout by amongst others Robert Seymour, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, John Leech. The occasional minor blemish, spines and board edges ever so slightly rubbed, an excellent set. The Charles Dickens edition. A handsomely bound set of Dickens&#39;s works.

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

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

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        THE SIGN OF FOUR. In Lippincott&#39;s Monthly Magazine. Volume xlv. February 1890

      Lippincotts Monthly Magazine. Philadelphia. 1890. FIRST EDITION. First publication of Doyle&#39;s second Sherlock Holmes story. 8vo. (8.9 x 6.inches). Engraved frontis, 147-290pp. The sign of four is published between pages 147 and 223. The rest of the pages contain stories, poems and essays by various writers. A very good example which has been finely bound, without any advert leaves, in half red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of London. Spine with raised bands, the compartments lettered in gilt. Red cloth on boards. All edges gilt. The binding dates from the mid to late twentieth century. A fine copy.

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        The Sign of The Four in Lippincott&#39;s Monthly Magazine. Volume XLV

      Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott. Jan-Jun 1890, 1890. First US Appearance. Large 8vo. 915pp. Bound in contemporary half brown morocco over maroon cloth boards. Light rubbing and scuffing to extremities, strong and tight, very good indeed. Light spotting to page edges, internally clean. The first American appearance of this story, with its own dedicated frontispiece and title page. An impressive survival.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("R. F.B") from Richard Burton to Leonard Smithers concerning their collaboration on Catullus

      Maloja, Upper Engadine, [Switzerland], august 18, [1890]. 8vo. 3-1/2 pp on a single folded leaf. Two small tears at old folds, else near fine and bright, with original mailing envelope. Laid in an half blue morocco and cloth slipcase. Nelson, Publishers to the Decadents, pp. 17- 23, et passim; Penzer pp. 156-167 . An interesting literary letter that documents the association between Burton and Smithers, who collaborated on an edition of the Priapeia published in 1890. Burton is known to have been working obsessively on his translation of Catullus at this time, and this letter to his friend and collaborator Smithers covers progress to date, as well as news of travels in and around Swiss spas, and of acquaintances they have made. Written on stationery of a Zurich hotel with the address struck through and Maloja, Upper Engadine, substituted in Burton&#39;s hand. "Of course, at the time when the work on Priapeia was completed, only months before his death, Burton, having no knowledge of its future fortunes, counted his first collaborative effort with Smithers a success. Consequently he had gone to work together with Smithers on another volume of Latin erotica, Catullus&#39;s Carmina ... So caught up was Burton in this publishing agenda that he seriously considered during the last months of his life giving up his diplomatic duties and devoting himself entirely to the project that he and Smithers envisioned" (Nelson, p. 18). Burton died in October 1890, and the joint translation was not issued until 1894. It remains one of the major works of late Victorian erotica issued through the Erotika Biblion Society. [With a copy of the posthumously published volume:] The Carmina of Gaius Valerius Catullus. Now first completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton, ... and the Prose Portion, Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers. London: 1894: Printed for the Translators: In One Volume: For Private Subscribers Only. Out-of-series copy of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. Original art vellum backed sage green boards, spine sunned, minor wear, internally crisp

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        Rivers of Grass. An Homage to Marjory Stoneman Douglas

      Boca Raton, FL: Minerva: The Press at Wimberly. 2012. One of 36 copies, on Yu Kou heavy for the images and text and interleaved with Yu Kou light paper, hand numbered and signed by the artist on the colophon page, "DKrause." Page size: 9-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches; 10pp. Bound: loose as issued housed in envelope made of terracotta Lokta oil paper fastened with tie (combination of terracotta and light orange string and tan leather cord) on lozenge-shaped seed-pod from mahogany tree serves as the fastener, printed letterpress (with a small amount of ink) with the words RIVER OF GRASS and Dorothy Simpson Krause on the lower left front corner. The artist tells us that the envelope, 7 x 10 inches, was selected as the sort of thing an early settler might use to carry a parcel of documents. & The seven images (six images plus titlepage) in the book were produced from historic images selected by the artist (credits listed on last page) as well as the artist&#39;s own photographs. The photographs of the Everglades were combined with the historic images on the computer and, in each, separated a layer that became the letterpress printing plate. The resulting images have achieved a depth and luminosity not otherwise possible. Ghost-like images reflecting the history of the Everglades combine with the disastrous effects of industrial mismanagement. However, the beauty and vastness of this natural wonder shine through in each image. A laser printer was used to print the under-layer for letterpress. The unprinted margins of the paper were torn away to create a deckle edge. Each sheet was then folded into a folio and then opened flat and a sheet of Yu Kou sheer was used between each folio. The interleaving of lighter- weight sheets somehow, when turning the pages, suggests the movement of the grasses in the Everglades. Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist and environmentalist. The worked for "The Miami Herald" and wrote over 100 short stories. It is, however, for her 1947 book, THE EVERLADES: RIVER OF GRASS, that she is most remembered. Compared to Rachel Carson&#39;s SILENT SPRING for its impact on the environment, it redefined the national image of the Everglades, pointing out that the entire ecosystem of south Florida was dependent on this natural wonder. & Dorothy Simpson Krause&#39;s homage to Marjory Douglas, and, therefore, to the Everglades, is a beautiful book with a strong and vital message. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10574.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        [BROADSHEET PROGRAM AND TWO CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPHS OF MISS OLOF KRARER, "THE LITTLE ESQUIMAUX LADY"]

      Illinois. 1890/1893.. 4pp. on a folded folio sheet, with two cabinet card photographs, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Old folds, some chipping and wear to program. About very good. Cabinet cards near fine. Promotional items for Miss Olof Krarer, "The Little Esquimaux Lady," an Icelandic dwarf who toured and lectured about her supposed life as a Greenland Eskimo. The program, which indicates that Krarer will speak at the Presbyterian Church in Richland, Michigan on Friday evening, April 18, 1890, gives testimonials about her talk, as well as biographical information about the lecturer: "Miss Krarer was born and lived in her native country, Greenland, until 15 years of age, when she left home with a party of shipwrecked sailors, and after traveling one thousand miles over frozen seas at last reached Iceland. She remained in Iceland about ten years, when she left there with her father and finally reached Manitoba. Many friends becoming greatly interested in her welfare induced her to study the English language, which she has done to great advantage during the past six years, and now speaks it fluently. The story of her life, as she tells it, is more thrilling than any fairy tale." Indeed, as she told it, her life was a fairy tale. Krarer (1858-1935), an Icelandic native, emigrated to the United States at the age of nineteen. Unable to find any work beyond the circus sideshow, she reinvented herself as a Greenland Eskimo and took to the lecture circuit, where she told outlandish (and incorrect) tales of life as a Greenland native. Her talk was extremely popular, and she toured for many years, delighting audiences across the country. The two cabinet cards, printed in Ottawa, Illinois, show her in "native dress" (i.e. a white furry suit) and in the latest Victorian fashion. Both the cards and program note that she is "40 inches in height, and weighs 120 pounds."

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        Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury / written by himself ... Printed for the Roxburghe Club [complete in 2 volumes]

      Westminster [London] : Nichols and sons, 1890. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2 v. : xlii, 783p., folding colour frontis ; 28 cm. Subjects: Ailesbury, Thomas Bruce, Earl of, 1656-1741 -- Memoir -- Biography -- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- History -- 17th century -- 18th century. Notes: Title pages in red and black. Corrigenda listed facing xlii of volume 1. Volume 1 also includes an added engraved Roxburghe Club title page. Listed as no. 122 in the club&#39;s catalogue of books, 1898. Includes 4-page supplement loosely inserted: "Addendum to the Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury: The burial place of Thomas Lord Ailesbury." Biographical note: Ailesbury devoted many years to writing his Memoirs, which were not published until 1890. Historians have praised them particularly for the vivid portraits of the leading figures in English life, including James II, William III, Danby, Sunderland, the Duke of Lauderdale and the Marquis of Halifax. Most striking is his absolute devotion to Charles II " my good and gracious master, the best that ever reigned over us". Physical description: 2 v. : xlii, 783p., folding colour frontis ; 28 cm. Subjects: Ailesbury, Thomas Bruce, Earl of, 1656-1741 -- Memoir -- Biography -- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- History -- 17th century -- 18th century. Notes: Title pages in red and black. Corrigenda listed facing xlii of volume 1. Volume 1 also includes an added engraved Roxburghe Club title page. Listed as no. 122 in the club&#39;s catalogue of books, 1898. Includes 4-page supplement loosely inserted: "Addendum to the Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury: The burial place of Thomas Lord Ailesbury." Biographical note: Ailesbury devoted many years to writing his Memoirs, which were not published until 1890. Historians have praised them particularly for the vivid portraits of the leading figures in English life, including James II, William III, Danby, Sunderland, the Duke of Lauderdale and the Marquis of Halifax. Most striking is his absolute devotion to Charles II " my good and gracious master, the best that ever reigned over us".

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        The Works of Charles Dickens, 17 volumes, Sangorski and Sutcliffe full leather bindings, plus The Life of Charles Dickens (1890-94): Sketches by Boz, David Copperfield, Great Expectations [bound with] Uncommercial Traveller, Oliver Twist [bound with] A Tale of Two Cities, Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, Our Mutual Friend, Edwin Drood [bound with] Reprinted Pieces, Little Dorrit, Dombey and Son, Christmas Stories Etc., Old Curiosity Shop, American Notes [bound with] Pictures from Italy [bound with] A Child&#39;s History of England, Barnaby Rudge, Christmas Books [bound with] Hard Times, and The Life of Dickens by Forster

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1890. Hardcover. Very Good. 17 volumes, including the Life. Published between 1890 and 1894, bound for Joseph Horne (a well known Pittsburgh department store of the 1890s-1940s) by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, full dark reddish brown morocco, single gilt rule to covers, repeated embossed cloverleaf motif along inner part of covers, raised bands, gilt titled and decorated, gilt leather inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilded, illustrated by Cruikshank. CONDITION: very good overall, some hinges tender and with some rubbing but none is splitting. Titles are: Sketches by Boz, David Copperfield, Great Expectations [bound with] Uncommercial Traveller, Oliver Twist [bound with] A Tale of Two Cities, Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, Our Mutual Friend, Edwin Drood [bound with] Reprinted Pieces, Little Dorrit, Dombey and Son, Christmas Stories Etc., Old Curiosity Shop, American Notes [bound with] Pictures from Italy [bound with] A Child&#39;s History of England, Barnaby Rudge, Christmas Books [bound with] Hard Times, and The Life of Dickens by Forster.

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        Scenes and Life in the Transvaal- Photographs and Word Pictures.

      The Art Photo Publishing, Johannesburg 1890 (Altersangabe geschätzt.) - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand,Einband etwas berieben/bestossen, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, 159 S. illustr. Englisch 2500g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WILD JIM: CAPT. W. J. FRENCH, TEXAS RANGER; THE TEXAS COWBOY & SADDLE KING

      n.d. n.d. (ca. 1890), (Mt. Hope, KS?) - 1st ed., published as a promotional to help the sale of a larger work of the same title, published in 1890 in Antioch, Illinois. Wraps; 15pp. Portraits on front & rear wraps. Rare. The NUC locates only the Denver Public Library copy. Orig. wraps (lightly foxed). HOWES F374 SIX GUNS 771 & 772 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Recueil de thèses de Stomatologie portant sur les anomalies dentaires, particulièrement chez les enfants dégénérés, anormaux et autres.

      Grand in-° relié demi-chagrin. A. Broca : Le bec-de-lièvre complexe de la lèvre supérieure : étude sur l'ostéologie de la face (Steinheil, 1887), 87 pp. Nbses fig. in-texte. - A. Paillasson : Sur les principaux anesthésiques employés dans la chirurgie dentaire : chloroforme, éther, protoxyde d'azote (J.-B. Baillière, 1886), 144 pp. - Ernest Théodore Hamy : L'os intermaxillaire de l'homme à l'état normal et pathologique (Lefrançois, 1868), 89 [1] pp. Très rare thèse de l'un des fondateurs de l'anthropologie française. Fils d'un pharmacien de Boulogne-sur-Mer, après ses deux baccalauréats il poursuit ses études à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. En 1864, externe à la Salpêtrière dans le service du docteur Charcot, il rencontre Paul Broca qui a créé en 1859 la Société d'anthropologie de Paris. Plus intéressé par l'anthropologie physique que par la médecine proprement dite, il le suit à Saint-Antoine et obtient d'assister aux séances de la Société. En 1867, il devient membre à part entière de la Société d'anthropologie qui le charge de recueillir pour son musée les crânes mis au jour lors de travaux dans les cimetières du nouvel Hôtel Dieu. Cette même année, dans le cadre de la préparation de l'Exposition Universelle, il est chargé de l'étude de momies et de crânes égyptiens rassemblés par Mariette. Après sa thèse, P. Broca le prend comme assistant au laboratoire d'études anthropologiques de l'École pratique des hautes études. En 1869, en raison du succès de l'exposition égyptienne, il est invité en Égypte pour l'inauguration du canal de Suez. Il y recueille des artéfact préhistoriques. Il participe à des fouilles préhistoriques dans l'Eure et l'Eure-et-Loir en 1870. Il remplace en 1872 l'assistant malade d'Armand de Quatrefages, titulaire de la chaire d'anthropologie du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, et reprend définitivement son poste en 1873, devenant aide-naturaliste. Quatrefages et Hamy précisent les mensurations et indices de base des inventaires ostéologiques et rédigent Crania ethnica (1875-1882), travail basé sur des données anthropologiques françaises et étrangères, similaire au Crania de Thurnam et Davis et au Crania Americana and Crania Aegyptiaca de S. G. Morton. Ils contribuent à la formation de l'anthropologie préhistorique et identifient la « race de Cro-Magnon » en 1878. Ernest Hamy est l'un des premiers en France à reconnaître l'homme de Néandertal. Comme Quatrefages, il est partisan des thèses monogénistes. En 1892, à la mort de Quatrefages, il devient titulaire de la chaire d'anthropologie du Muséum. - Giraldès : Des maladies du sinus maxillaire (Paris, Imprimerie Martinet, 1851), 54 pages. Thèse de doctorat de médecine - Gustave Delestre : Des accidents causés par l'extraction des dents (Camerot & Lauwereyns, 1870), 125 pp. Thèse de doctorat de médecine - Valerian Pietkiewicz : La périostite alvéolo-dentaire (G. Masson, 1876), 205 pp. - Alice Sollier : De l'état de la dentition chez les enfants idiots et arriérés avec 32 fig. in-texte (Bureau du Progrès médical & Adrien Delahaye & Emile Lecrosnier, 1887), 179 pp. Très intéressante thèse de doctorat de médecine, proche des travaux de son mari, Paul Sollier et de Bourneville sur les enfants idiots et arriérés. Nbses fig. in-texte. Très nombreuses observations cliniques. - J.-B. Rottenstein : Recherches sur la carie dentaire (Adrien Delahaye, 1878), 131 pp. 2 pl. hors-texte lithographiées. -Michalski : Etude sur la première dentition (Adrien Delahaye, 1872), 67 pp. - Richard Fanton-Thouvet : Considérations sur les anomalies des dents humaines (J.-B. Baillière, 1882), 44 pp. Nbses fig. in-texte. - A. Combe : De l'acide arsénieux dans ses applications à la thérapeutique de la carie dentaire (Delahaye, 1879), 59pp. - Très bel ensemble: tous les plats ont été conservés par le relieur. Dos et coiffes de reliure un peu émoussés Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour by the Author of “Handley Cross,” “Jorrocks’s Jaunts,” etc., etc

      London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co., n. d. c. 1890. Spine extremities a little rubbed, spines a tad darkened, interiors fine. Royal octavo.

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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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        Capri.

      Splendido acquerello, di notevole qualità pittorica, eseguito su cartoncino, monogrammato e datato; raffigura il panorama da una spiaggia verso la villa di Tiberio e Punta Campanella. La spiaggia, raffigurata con effetto di notevole realismo e bel gioco di luci fra i sassi e le onde, appare in primo piano. L'artista, è tipico esponente del vedutismo tedesco di fine secolo, molto realista; in parte pare ispirarsi allo stile del celebre Karl Lindemann Frommel. Misura: 380x550. Eccellenti condizioni, sia per la brillantezza ed il realismo dei colori che per lo stato di conservazione.

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        A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,. 1890. original three-quarter maroon cloth and floral patterned white boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g.. Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down,. owner's name and gift inscription at to edge of front free endpaper.. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, edges of boards rubbed,. hairline crack along inner front hinge. A very uncommon book.. (#108351). First U.S. edition. This collection was first published as a continental edition in 1874 in Leipzig by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The Stokes edition appears to have been printed from the plates of the Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).

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        Recueil de 22 textes illustrant la grande histoire de l'alpinisme et du Mont Blanc en particulier.

      Recueil petit in-4° relié demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. Coiffes frottées, sinon très bel exemplaire. On trouve relié à la suite : Ascension du Mont-Blanc par l'aiguille du gouter. 12 pp, 2 planches h-t. - VALLOT (J). L'ascension du Mont-Blanc autrefois et aujourd'hui. Bordeaux, Gagnebin, 1889. 18 pp. - VALLOT. Neiges et rochers. Excursions scientifiques au Mont-Blanc et aux aiguilles. Jardin. Aiguille du midi. Mont-Blanc. Aiguille du Gouter. Belvédère. Aiguille du Dru. Buet. Paris Chamerot, 1887. 28 pp. -VALLOT. Trois jours au Mont-Blanc. Cinq ascensions au sommet. Paris, Chamerot, 1888. 30 pp. - VALLOT. Un siècle d'ascensions au Mont-Blanc. Paris, Chamerot, 1889. 38 pp. - VALLOT. Construction de l'observatoire du Mont-Blanc. Paris, Chamerot, 1891. 37 pp. Envoi. - MARTEL (E.A). Les aiguilles du Gouter et d'Argentière (Historique et topographie). Paris, Chamerot, 1888. 49 pp. - MARTEL. Duas ascensions al macis del Mont-Blanc. Barcelona, Ramirez, 1888. 15 pp. - RESIE (Comte de). Le tunnel du Simplon devant le parlement. Paris, Massart, 1881. 40 pp. - COLLADON. Seconde notice sur la question Simplon ou Mont-Blanc. Réponse à une lettre publiée par M. Le sénateur Charbon par Colladon. Genève, Schuchardt, 1880.19 pp. - COLLADON. Notes sur les inconvénients et les difficultés du tunnel étudié sous le Mont-Blanc et de ses lignes d'accès projetées. Avantages incontestables d'un chemin de fer international par le simplon. Genève, Schuchardt, 1880. 68 pp. 1 planche dépliante h-t. - CHARDON. Mont-Blanc ou Simplon. Paris, Chaix, 1879. 27 pp. - BREITTMAYER (Albert). Deux genevois du XVIIIe siècle. II H. Benedict de Saussure et son ascension du Mont-Blanc. Lyon, Storck, 1887. 20 pp. - Traversata invernale del monte Bianco. Torino, 1888. 15 pp. - Une ascension au Mont Blanc par G.D.G. Paris, 1870. 24 pp, 4 pp. Envoi. - MARTEL. Deux ascensions dans le massif du Mont-Blanc. Bruxelles, Hayez, 1888. 56 pp, 1 carte dépliante h-t. - PHILIPPE (Jules). Mont-Blanc ou Simplon. Avantages incontestables d'un chemin de fer international par le Mont-Blanc au point de vue politique et stratégique. Note sur la prétendue neutralité de la Savoie du nord par Louis Chaumontel. Paris, Chaix, 1880. 28 pp. DELCROS. Notice sur les altitudes du Mont-Blanc et du Mont-Rose, déterminées par des mesures barométriques et géodésiques. Paginé de 266 à 297 pp. 6 pp Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        [Lithograph] Stockton Looking East. San Joaquin County, Cal. Original Bird's Eye View

      San Francisco: Sketched by C.P. Cook; Lithographed by W.W. Elliot n.d. San Francisco: Sketched by C.P. Cook; Lithographed by W.W. Elliot, n.d. Lithograph. 24x38 inches. Lithographed black on white. A fine crisp copy. Circa 1890. A magnificent bird's-eye view showing all of the city of Stockton, California and surrounding country. All of the streets and roads are labeled. Surrounding the vi ew are 26 insets showing public and commercial buildings. Includes promotional text for the city as well as an index of significant buildings and places keyed by number to the view. This lithograph is quite scarce and rarely offered..

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