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        LONDON, A PILGRIMAGE

      1890. 2. (DORE,GUSTAV)illus. LONDON, A PILGRIMAGE by Blanchard Jerrold. NY: Harper Bros. 1890. Folio, (10.5 x 13"). pictorial cloth, xxii, 1-191p., all edges gilt, cloth rubbed, worn at spine ends, split repaired on spine overall clean and VG. Illustrated by Dore with 51 full page wood engraved plates plus more than 100 other engravings throughout the text. A very uncommon Dore title.

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

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

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        Records of The General Synod of Ulster from 1691 to 1820.

      Belfast: John Reid and Co. Printers 1890,1897, 1898.. In Three Volumes. Vol I, from 1691 to 1720, vi+544 pp. Vol. II. from 1721 to 1777. vii+591 pp. Vol III, 1778 to 1820, vii+542 pp. Published by the authority of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, with the sanction of The General Synod. These invaluable records were published in three volumes and are now exceedingly difficult to acquire as a set. Green boards, gilt spine title. Vol I has the bookplate of Ballycastle Presbyterian Church Fullerton Library. Boards a little rubbed, corners bumped, internally tight bright copies, in generally good/very good condition. Unfortunately they were not published with the projected index. We will not sell the volumes separately.

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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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        "Ethnografisk Kart over Tromsø Amt Samt Ofotens Præstegjæld af Nordlands Amt, Maalestok 1/200,000"

      Litografi trykket i 6 blad, hvert blad ca. 49x69cm"Udarbeidet og trykt i Norges geografiske Opmaaling" Kristiania 1890 Meget uvanlig kart over Tromsø Amt. Med etnografiske tabeller og tegnforklaringer på norsk og fransk. Bladene kan settes sammen og vil bli et imponerende oversiktskart over Troms. Alle bladene er i perfekt stand. Mye av Friis sin livsgjerning var knyttet til det samiske språk, kultur og mytologi og i 1881 utga han sitt hovedverk "Fra Finnmarken. Skildringer"

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        On Early Law and Custom; New Edition, 1890; Prize Binding

      1890. Maine, Sir Henry Sumner [1822-1888]. On Early Law and Custom. London: John Murray, 1890. 402 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary signed morocco binding (by J. Low), all edges gilt, gilt spine with raised bands, gilt heraldic device of the Law Society of the United Kingdom to front board, presentation bookplate to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to extremities, negligible light fading to spine, boards slightly bowed, crack to text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Interior notably fresh. * "New Edition." First published in 1883 as, Dissertations on Early Law and Custom. Like the equally distinguished Village Communities in the East and the West (1871) and the Early History of Institutions (1875), this treatise considers aspects of traditional societies to establish and illustrate the normal process of development in legal and political ideas, most notably freedom of contract. "Maine indicates the place in the development of a legal system of such agencies as legal fictions and equity. He explains the history of the concept of a law of nature; and in his account of the contrast between primitive and modern society--between the place which the law of persons occupies in primitive and modern law--he comes to the famous conclusion that the government of progressive societies has been from status to contract.": Holdsworth, History of English Law XV: 363-4. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 16:600.

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        The Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Rook

      New York, U.S.A.: The Truth Seeker Company , 1890. Full Title. The Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Rook: Showing the Absurdity and Untruthfulness of the Church's Claim to be a Divine and Beneficent Institution and Revealing the Abuses of a Union of Church and State with Copious Citations of Fact, History, Statistics, and Opinions of Scholars to Maintain the Argument of the Artist. Watson Heston was an irreverent cartoonist who peaked in the late 19th century. His cartoons, which poked fun at religion in general and Christianity in particular, appeared in the famous freethought newspapers. Freethought is a philosophy that rejects authority and dogma, most notably that of organized religion in favor of conclusions reached by rationality and science. It calls for separation of Church and State using artwork and terms that still read so thoroughly modern. Scarce survival of this Authors' work as many of his titles were banned and burned. CONDITION Oblong 4to in Brown cloth with incised Black title and bright Gilt illustration to front (buffed through cloth at cnrs, o/w moderate wear, brush mark with white paint to spine heel, crease to bottom front cnr) 368 pages with illus throughout, mostly clean with finger marks to page edges, short tears to some page edges due to paper age and type (mostly not effecting content. Copy is mostly bright thogh slightly loose to a few gathers mid tome. ISBN: 0000000000. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Grphic Illustrated Cartoon Comics.

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        IDEAL HEADS

      1890. 2. WAUGH,IDA. IDEAL HEADS. Phil.: Sunshine Pub. Co. 1890. Folio, gold cloth stamped in gold and colors, all edges gilt, [92]p., light cover soil and several insignificant archival margin mends else VG. Printed on heavy paper and illustrated by Waugh with 20 magnificent color lithographs of little babies in the style of Maud Humphrey. Also illustrated with numerous full and partial page b&w's by various artists, notably one by JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH representing her FIRST BOOK ILLUSTRATION (Five Maidens all in a row p. [3]). This is a nice copy of a very scarce book that is usually found in wretched shape. Nudelman A1.

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        DUNEDIN 1860 [cover title]

      [Dunedin, New Zealand: Frank Coxhead, ca. 1890].. Ten album cards, each with a vintage albumen photograph mounted on recto and verso, for a total of twenty photographs. Each image measuring 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Oblong quarto. Contemporary green cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt-stamped title on cover. Moderate spotting on cards, affecting a few images. Photographs captioned on images. Very good, with small promotional bookplate of Frank Coxhead on front pastedown reading: "We invite inspection of our superior collection of Photo Views of the West Coast Sounds, and other Views, before purchasing elsewhere." A wonderful assemblage of New Zealand views. Despite the assertion made on the cover, the present images were taken over a three-year period, from 1860 to 1863. Coxhead was one of Dunedin's best early photographers, active in Dunedin ca. 1870 through ca. 1893, operating his business on Princes Street from 1885 through 1893. Most likely the present images were reprinted ca. 1890 from the original negative plates. The images, which depict the port, mercantile areas, and certain residential districts, are listed below: 1) Bell Hill (1860). 2) Maitland Street. 3) Princes Street (1860). 4) N.E. Valley. 5) Dunedin (1861). 6) Maclaggan Street. 7) Dunedin from Bowling Street. 8) High Street. 9) Bell Hill (1861). 10) Rattray Street. 11) Dunedin from Canongate. 12) Dunedin from Bell Hill. 13) The Octagon. 14-17) Princes Street (1861-63). 18) Dunedin (1863). 19) Empire Hotel. 20) Gabrial's Gully. In 1861, gold was discovered in New Zealand, and the rush that followed prompted a rapid change in the physical environment. These images provide an excellent record of this early boom phase that vaulted Dunedin to the status of New Zealand's leading economic center by the end of the 19th century. Among the earliest attainable New Zealand photographic albums and exceedingly scarce. There is no reference work devoted to New Zealand photography, but, by comparison, the standard bibliography for Australian photographic books lists its first entry as 1864.

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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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        IM SOMMER

      1890. 1. MEGGENDORFER.LOTHAR. IM SOMMER. Munchen: Braun & Schneider ca 1890, 19 auflage. Large oblong 4to, boards, near Fine. This is a 6 panel panorama offering one continuous scene of two young boys engaging in a variety of summertime activites - with fine hand-colored illustrations and with a few lines of text beneath each illustration.

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        Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by the Author of "Handley Cross," "Jorrocks's Jaunts," etc., etc

      Bradbury Agnew and Co. London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co., n. d. c. 1890. Spine extremities a little rubbed, spines a tad darkened, interiors fine. Royal octavo. Six volumes With illustrations by John Leech, 13 of the full page plates have been hand coloured and are all present three quarter red morocco, spines with raised bands, each compartment with gilt decoration relating to the sporting world, gilt lettering, red cloth, top edges gilt, green endpapers Together with: Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt.[1843] With illustrations by John Leech, 17 of the full page plates have been hand coloured. "Hawbuck Grange:" or, The Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esq.[1847] With illustrations by Phiz, eight of the full page plates have been hand coloured. "Ask Mamma;" or, The Richest Commoner in England.[1858] With illustrations by John Leech, 13 of the full page plates have been hand coloured. "Plain or Ringlets?".[1860] With illustrations by John Leech, 12 (of 13) of the full page plates have been hand coloured. Mr. Romford's Hounds.[1865] With illustrations by John Leech and H. K. Browne, 24 of the full page plates have been hand coloured. Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864) was born near Newcastle-on-Tyne, son of a country squire. He was educated and "articled" to become a lawyer, and eventually set up practice in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. He practiced without great enthusiasm for several years. He began writing and contributed sporting articles to various magazine and in 1831 published a manual on the law relating to horses, The Horseman's Manual. In 1831 his older brother died and he became the heir, and he also started together with Rudolf Ackerman New Sporting Magazine of which he was the editor until the end of 1836. In 1837 he offered himself as a candidate for Parliament but withdrew before polling day. He had given up his practice as a lawyer and also his editorship by this time. His father died in 1838 and he succeeded to the Hamsterley estate and led the life of a country gentleman thereafter. His desire to depict the sporting world he knew in words made him unusual, and the Jorrocks papers had won immediate popularity. The editor of the Quarterly Review had sent a message in 1832 and later wrote directly to Surtees asking to produce a "cousin" and "throw materials into light dramatic form." Most likely this encouragement led to the writing of Handley Cross which appeared in New Sporting Magazine during 1838 and 1839. Tooley said: "... no finer series of Sporting Novels exists in the English language. As is so rarely the case in colour plate books, the text is as important as the illustrations" [Tooley 476].

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        Life of Robert Browning

      Walter Scott London: Walter Scott. 1890. First. First edition. Corners a bit bumped, light wear and tear at the spine ends, a couple of light pencil notes in the text in an unknown hand, a sound and attractive, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Miss Agnes Hall from her friend The Author. Rome 1890-91." With the bookplate of Radclyffe Hall and her companion Una Troubridge. An interesting copy. We could find little of Agnes Hall but that she was a correspondent of W.B. Yeats. How the book transferred from Agnes Hall to Radclyffe Hall and Troubridge is unknown. Sharp embodied some feminine consciousness of his own, writing several books under the pseudonym, Fiona MacLeod. .

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        Lebende Thierbilder. Ein Ziehbilderbuch.

      Bilderwelt 2049; Ries 710,10; Krahe (Meggendorfer Ausstellungskatalog "Lebende Bilderbücher") 86. Enthält: Der Kettenhund (Kopf und Rute lassen sich bewegen); Am Teiche (Hühner-, Enten- u. Gänsteköpfe sind beweglich sowie eine tauchende und eine schwimmende Ente); Die Schafherde (Schafköpfe sind beweglich sowie zwei kämpfende Widder); Der Fuhrmannsgaul (das Pferd neigt den Kopf zum Futter hin, bewegt Bein und Schweif, 2 Tauben auf dem Dach sind beweglich); Im Viehstall (4 Kühe neigen ihre Köpfe zum Futtertrog); Gute Freunde (2 Hasen und 1 Katze bewegen ihre Köpfe, ein Ziegenbock nimmt Futter aus der Futterkrippe); Der Hirsch (bewegt Kopf, Bein und Wedel, ein auf dem Baum sitzendes Eichhörnchen läßt sich ebenfalls bewegen); Der Uhu (bewegt den Kopf und die Flügel). "Als Besitzer einer Anzahl verschiedenartiger Tiere - darunter Seidenraupen, Affen, Esel sowie einer Rinderzucht - bemühte sich Meggendorfer, das jeweils Typische eines jeden Tieres in seinen Bildern einzufangen. Die Ziehmechanik paßt sich den natürlichen Bewegungsabläufen der jeweiligen Tiere an. "Schug in Bilderwelt 2049). "Meggendorfer hat das visuelle Vergnügen der Kinder in einer Weise erweitert, die vermutlich nicht mehr nachgeahmt werden kann. Sein Werk ist einzigartig." (Maurice Sendak in Lothar Meggendorfer - Lebende Bilderbücher). Einband am Rücken und Ecken mit Leinenstreifen verstärkt. Einband etwas berieben. Die Ziehstreifen fachmännisch hinterlegt bzw. ergänzt. Textseiten teils mit etwas Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Bilderseite und etwas fingerfleckig. Einige wenigen Stellen mit kleineren minimalen, teils hinterlegten Einrissen. Die Ziehmechanismen alle intakt.

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        A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

      Roberts Brothers. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various rubbing, minor leaning, mild soiling, etc. Some occasional light foxing. The Alcott inscription page presents several tiny patches of marginal foxing with the inscription itself being extremely clear and legible.

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        Game: Folding Board game "Bicycle Race and Skating Rink. Five Games in One."

      n.p. c. 1890 n.p., c. 1890. (GAME, BICYCLING) 24 x 9 1/2 inches. Wooden frame with chromolithographic panels on front lid and lower panel. Printed on inside as well with skating rink

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        The Star Boarder: Imitations Of "Sousa" The March King in His Latest Poses

      The Enquirer Cincinatti: The Enquirer, 1890. unbound. very good(+). Poster. Color lithograph. Image measures 42 1/2" x 28 1/4". Caricatures of John Philip Sousa surround the central figure in this near perfect poster of the late 19th century.

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        Principes Fondamentaux De La Penalite Dans Les Systemes Les Plus Modernes

      Paris : Arthur Rousseau, 1890. 1st Edition. Description: 637 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Punishment --Philosophy --Criminal law --Comparative law Near fine copy in the original paper-labelled quarter-cloth over marble boards with marble end papers. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression

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        Herrenporträts. 2 Ölbilder auf Leinwand. Um 1890. Davon 1 monogrammiert 'D.H.'. Beide ca. 61 x 46 cm.

      1. Alter Herr im Profil.- Der grauhaarige Mann mit Schnauzer weist eine Ähnlichkeit zu Bismarck auf.- 2. Älterer Herr im Halbprofil.- Mann mit leicht angegrauten dunklen kinnlagen Haaren.- Beide Werke gerollt, teils mit Knickspuren.

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        Das Kapital. Bde. 1 und 2 (von 3) in 2 Bdn. 4. und 1. Auflage. Hrsg. v. Friedrich Engels. Hamburg, Meissner, 1890. XXXII, 739 S.; XXVII, 526 S., 2 Bll. Hldr. d. Zeit mit RVerg. (beschabt, berieben).

      Bei dem ersten Band handelt es sich um eine Ausgabe letzter Hand, der zweite Band liegt in Erstauflage vor.- Buch 1 über den 'Produktionsprozess des Kapitals', Buch 2 über den 'Circulationsprozess des Kapitals'.- Stempel 'Freie Vereinigung der Kaufleute zu Berlin' und handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk 'E. Schneider' auf Titelblättern. Erich Schneider (1900-1970) war Professor an der Universität Aarhus, bevor er im Jahr 1944 eine Berufung an die Kieler Universität erhielt. 1961 übernahm er die Leitung des Kieler Instituts für Weltwirtschaft und galt zu dieser Zeit als der wohl einflussreichste deutsche Wirtschaftstheoretiker.

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        The Golden Bough, a study in comparative religion

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered gilt, front covers with a design of mistletoe in gilt, green coated endpapers. Custom green morocco-entry slipcase. Frontispiece after Turner. Spines slightly chipped at head, light marginal toning, a good copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on an initial blank, "The Rev. J. S. Black with the Author's kind regards. 13th May, 1890." An excellent association of this anthropological classic: John Sutherland Black (1846-1923) was later to be the biographer of Black's closest friend, the dedicatee and originator of The Golden Bough, William Robertson Smith. Some material relating to Scottish harvest customs communicated via Black had been published by Frazer in The Folk-Lore Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1889), pp. 47-53; and the same material is reused here in vol. 2, p. 10.

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        Collected Works of Charles Dickens 22 Volumes Bound as 17

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1890. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Half Calf. Very Good. 22 vols in 17, various paginations. Bound in a contemporary bottle green half calf with raised bands, decorative panels, and red morocco title labels. Marbled boards, marbled edges and end papers. A few of the volumes have minor chipping to the head or foot of the spine, a couple have slight scratches to the leather, but these defects are very limited in extent and this a very handsome set overall 19a

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        Paa Ski over Grønland. En Skildring af den norske Grønlands-Ekspedition 1888-89.

      H. Aschehoug, Kristiania (Oslo) 1890. 704 sider. Illustreret af A. Bloch, Th. Holmboe, Eiv. Nielsen og E. Werenskiold. Portræt på frontispicen. Med 4 farveplancher og et foldet kort og et foldet diagram. Indbundet i et stateligt halvbind af lysebrunt gedeskind med rygforgyldning. Marmoreret snit, der matcher med forsats papir. Lidt gulplettet hist og her. Let skjold på nederste hjørne af ryggen og på bogens nederste hjørne. Stempel (Udgaaet af Hans Majestæt Kongens Haandbibliotek) bag på portrætplanchen. Blindpræget navn (Louise) med dansk kongekrone på forreste friblad.. Attraktivt kongeligt eksemplar af Nansens beskrivelse af den Grønlandsfærd, der gik forud for hans navnkundige ekspedition med Fram gennem Polhavet 1893-96. Nansens noget nær utrolige evne til at trodse polarklimaets udfordringer skyldtes ikke mindst de erfaringer han fik på Grønland.** Bogen har tilhørt enten dronning Louise (g.m. Christian IX) eller (mest sandsynligt) Louise af Sverige og Norge, g.m. Frederik VIII og mor til kong Håkon VII af Norge

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        TOM TARTAR

      London: W. Lucas, 1890 Burrage, (Edwin) Harcourt (1839-1916). Quarter black leather over plain dark blue boards. Gilt stamped spine title. Original illustrated wrappers bound-in. Complete numbers 1 through 17. 544pp. Extra Coloured frontispiece & Title page added [W. Lucas as Publisher], n.d. [c. 1890]. With Full colour poster page of Robin Hood & Little John preserved at the end. Very Rare example of this early penny dreadful in about very good antiquarian condition. A rare complete run. Penny Dreadful [Dime Novels were the American version] was a term applied to nineteenth century British fiction publications, usually lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing a penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction, such as story papers and booklet "libraries." The Penny Dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed primarily at teenage boys from the working class, though there is some evidence that many girls read them as well. Penny Parts The penny part stories got underway in the 1830s, originally as a cheaper alternative for the working class adults, but by the 1850s the serial stories were aimed exclusively at teenagers. The stories themselves were reprints or sometimes rewrites of Gothic thrillers such as The Monk or The Castle of Otranto , as well as new stories about famous criminals. Some of the most famous of these penny part stories were The String of Pearls (which ostensibly introduced Sweeney Todd), The Mysteries of London (inspired by the French serial, The Mysteries of Paris) and Varney the Vampire. Highwaymen were popular heroes. Black Bess or the Knight of the Road, outlining the largely imaginary exploits of real-life highwayman Dick Turpin, continued for 254 episodes. Working class boys who could not afford a penny a week often formed clubs that would share the cost, passing the flimsy booklets from reader to reader. Other enterprising youngsters would collect a number of consecutive parts, then rent the volume out to friends. Penny Dreadfuls In 1866, Boys of England was introduced as a new type of publication, an eight page magazine that featured serial stories as well as articles and shorts of interests. It was printed on the same cheap paper, though sporting a larger format than the penny parts. Numerous competitors quickly followed, with such titles as Boy’s Leisure Hour, Boys Standard, Young Men of Great Britain, etc. As the price and quality of fiction was the same, these storypapers also fell under the general definition of Penny Dreadfuls (also known as Penny Bloods or Blood and Thunders in their early days). American dime novels were edited and rewritten for a British audience. These appeared in booklet form, such as the Boy’s First Rate Pocket Library. Frank Reade, Buffalo Bill and Deadwood Dick were all popular with the Penny Dreadful audience. Half-penny Dreadful In the mid-1890s a publisher, Alfred Harmsworth, decided to do something about what was widely perceived as the corrupting influence of the Penny Dreadfuls. He issued new story papers, The Half-penny Marvel, The Union Jack and Pluck, all priced at one half-penny. At first the stories were high-minded, moral tales, reportedly based on true experiences, but it was not long before these papers started using the same kind of material as the publications they competed against. A.A. Milne once said, "Harmsworth killed the penny dreadful by the simple process of producing the ha’penny dreadfuller." Legacy Two phenomenally popular characters to come out of the "Penny Dreadfuls" were Jack Harkaway, introduced in the Boys of England in 1871, and Sexton Blake, who began in the Half-penny Marvel in 1893. Blake soon took over the lead spot in Union Jack and appeared in roughly 4,000 adventures, right up into the 1970s, a record only exceeded by Nick Carter and Dixon Hawke. Harkaway was also popular in America , and had many imitators. Over time, the Penny Dreadfuls morphed into the British comic magazines. Owing to their cheap production, their perceived lack of value, and such hazards as war-time paper drives, the Penny Dreadfuls, particularly the earliest ones, are fairly rare today. A demon in the Terry Brooks novel Angel Fire East takes the name "Penny Dreadful" after seeing one of the novels. American experimental/indie artists Avey Tare and Panda Bear, members of the band Animal Collective, have a song named "Penny Dreadfuls" on their album Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished. A metal band in the United States has used the name "The Penny Dreadfuls" and do songs based on some of the stories from old penny pages. British folk metal band Skyclad have a track named "Penny Dreadful" on their 1996 album Irrational Anthems. ............"With one bound Jack was free" became the archetypal phrase writers used to release their hero/heroine from an impossible situation, for example, hanging from a branch half-way down a cliff at the end of one installment (hence "cliff-hanger"). The phrase could also be in reference to Spring Heeled Jack, an urban legendary character further popularized in Penny Dreadfuls. Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers is a horror host show based out of New England that airs on cable access in several US states. The witch hostess, Penny Dreadful, is based on the name of the cheap paperbacks, as is her show, Shilling Shockers (which were publications similar to penny dreadfuls and available in the early 19th century). The Penny Dreadful Players is the oldest student-run theatre group at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. They perform 8-10 shows a year for hundreds of students and community members. Further reading Anglo, Michael Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors Haining, Peter Penny Dreadfuls Penny Dreadfuls and Comics, catalogue of exhibition, Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood Turner, Ernest Sackville Boys Will be Boys (survey of penny dreadfuls up until the 1960s), ISBN 0-810-34091-7 Derivative works Penny Dreadfuls have been the subject of other cultural works. Some include: Dave Sim's award-winning independent comic book Cerebus the Aardvark featured Penny Dreadfuls written by the main character Cerebus at the behest of Weisshaupt in the Church & State I issues of the series. See also Dime novel, Gothic novel, Story paper, Pulp magazine, History of the British Comic - [Source Wikipedia]. 1st Edition.

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        Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

      London: Walter Scott, [1890]. Hard Cover. First Edition, later issue or impression. John Cowper Powys's copy with his inscriptions "Powys, Court House Lewes Sussex" and "Bought at Bala 1899" and with five extensive and very competent original pencil sketches by Powys on the endpapers and on the title page. Very good in original dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and decoration to front board. Chipping and wear to spine ends, marking to boards, and bumping to corners. Browning to interior. An attractive and charming association copy, linking two major Irish and Welsh authors. Turner 230b; Wade 212 (first edition). 325 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052010. Very Good.

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        The Nursery Alice

      London, Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. With text adapted to nursery readers. Small quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, decorations to boards gilt, two raised bands, titles to spine gilt, with inset coloured onlay to front cover replicating the frontispiece, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Contains 20 coloured enlargements from Tenniel's illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Some light spotting and browning to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. Second (First Published) Edition. With "PRICE FOUR SHILLINGS" on the title page. With the author's presentation inscription to the half title page, "For Margery, from the author, Mar. 25 1890." The first printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Carroll in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. 500 copies were sent for issue in the USA but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example being the earliest.

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        ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA its occupation by Spain and France -- its sale to the United States -- its opening to settlement in 1889 -- and the meeting of the first territorial legislature (Signed association)

      C. B. Hamilton & Son, Topeka, 1890, 1890 Book. Very Good+. Hardcover.. First Edition. Lovely gilt-stamped & decorated cloth. 277pp. Illustrated with many wood engravings of landscape, architecture, & portraiture. The preliminary blank page has a modern, nine-line ink presentation inscription in 1981 from a woman who was a great-granddaughter of Col. John Shanklin. Shanklin has two pages of biography at the end of the book. He was at one time a member of the Townsite Commissioners in Oklahoma Territory. The presentation is to the woman's grandson. The cover sub-title is, "The Land of the Fair God." This book represents the first history of Oklahoma Territory after mass opening to white settlement. There is also considerable information on the natural characteristics of the land. Professionally rebound in original covers, with new floral endpapers closely matching the originals. Extremities & edges of the covers worn, but not severely so. Very scarce. Howes R390 ("Most of the edition burned"), Hargrett Gilcrease Imprints p294 (burned in a fire "in Topeka"), Rader 2810, Graff 3536..

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        The works of George Eliot. Standard Edition.

      Enthält: Adam Bede (2 Bände), Essays and leaves from a note-book (1), Romola (2), Daniel Deronad (3), The Legend of Jubal and other poems, old and new (1), Silas Marner - The lifted veil - Brother Jacob (1), The Spanish Gypsy (1), Middlemarch, a Study of provincial life (3), The mill on the floss (2), Impressions of Theoprastus Such (1), Felix Holt, the radical (2), Scenes of clerical life (2). Bei einem Band Vortitel im weißen Rand sauber hinterlegt. Einbände teils leicht beschabt. Schöne, dekorative Ausgabe in englischer Sprache.

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        THE RED FAIRY BOOK

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1890. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ford, Henry J. & Speed, Lancelot. Very good condition with no wrapper. Red cloth, gilt titles and illustration to front. Black endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. 367 pages plus 4 page and 16 page book lists. All edges gilt. Corners worn. Spine lightly faded. Base of front joint starting to crack. Gilt to covers generally bright. [S]

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        Southern California and the Santa Fe Route

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

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        Sea Tales from the Far East

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

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        Hedda Gabler

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

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        Port-Tarascon

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

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        Galerie Contemporaine des Illustrations Françaises

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

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        A Study in Scarlet

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

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

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

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

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

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        In Darkest Africa

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

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        In Darkest Africa. In Two Volumes

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

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        IN DARKEST AFRICA

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

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        In Darkest Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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