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        J. C. H. Eckert & Sohn Nachf. Illustrationen zum Engros-Preiscourant über Muschel, Muschelwaren, Gorgonien und Seetiere etc. [Illustrated catalogue and two price lists, of which one illustrated]

      Hamburg, J. C. H. Eckert & Sohn Nachf. Muschel- und Perlmutterwaren-Fabrik Naturalienhandlung, ca. 1890. Folio (34.0 x 27.4 cm). [i] p.; 19 lithographed plates, of which six printed in full colour. Original pictorial wrappers, with additional printed address label, mounted [AND] 4 pp.; nine photographic plates, Printed wrappers [AND] 8 pp. Printed wrappers.= An unusually finely illustrated catalogue of a shell dealer in Hamburg. The author, Heinrich Platow, apparently took over the business of J. C. H. Eckert and Sohn. Separately from the illustrated stock list, he produced two printed price lists, with pictorial front covers. The first contains an additional nine photographic plates with various shell Schmuck including boxes, ashtrays, and souvenirs, as well as carved, painted and unaltered shells, and bags with assorted shells, listing 500 items in all. A second, similar price list, contains 317 items. This list seems to be a bit younger, but both are not dated. They do, however, contain a telephone number, while the main catalogue does not. This dates them around 1885-1890. Little is known about Heinrich Platow, except that in the 1870s he was known as a dealer of naturalia, with a ‘travelling museum', touring places like Braunschweig, Bochum, Breslau and Solingen. Apparently he later settled in Hamburg. Small label of a former owner in the lower outer corner of the front wrapper verso. Wrapper edges a bit frayed and with a few small chips; one price list with punch holes, otherwise a very good set. Very rare. Not in any bibliography.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Dickison and His Men: Reminiscences of the War in Florida

      Louisville, Ky: Courier-Journal Job Printing Company, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. [1], 266 pages. Frontispiece sketched portrait of Dickison. Illustrated. Brown cloth hardcover with black imprinted designs and title with gilt illustration of Dickison and his horse on the front cover. Gilt title on the spine. Floral end papers. Front hinge repaired. Small open tear on the right front flyleaf. Previous owner illustrated military bookplate on front paste down - "Ex-Libris Ray D. Smith Fortes Fortuna Juvat." Nice 1897 inscription written on the front blank end paper - "Gainesville Fla January 9, 1897 To Mr. Joseph Sheck from J. O. LaFontisee with Kindest Regards From the Son of an Old Union Soldier who served in the 96th N Y Infantry. Gen Dickinson (Dickison) still lives. He is quite a friend of mine and I see him frequently. He is pleasant, wholesould (sp.?) gentleman and as stately in bearing(?) as in the Gos(?)." Howes D 335; Dornbusch II 189; Nevins 1 p.81; In Tall Cotton.

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        "ROTTERDAM; SPOORWEGEN --- Zeer fraai fotoalbum met 28 ingestoken portretfoto's, kabinetformaat, van spoorwegbeambten te Rotterdam, 1890.".

      Vrijwel alle foto's zijn van fotograaf H.F. van Dorp, Kipstraat 101 te Rotterdam. Vrijwel alle zijn aan de achterzijde voorzien van de handtekening van de voorgestelde en twee hebben een datum in november 1890. De leeftijden varieren van ca. 20 tot ca. 50 jaar. Enkele namen waren terug te vinden in het adresboek van Rotterdam en zij hadden als beroep 'spoorbeamte' of 'telegrafist'. Was het album een geschenk aan een vertrekkend directielid? De namen o.a.: Bant (Bank?), Andreae, Berben, van Bellingen, v.d. Broek, Croiset van Uchelen, v. Garderen, v. Henaert, Hooykaas, te Kolste, Meeuwsen, Mooij, van Nahuys, Viegen, v. Otterloo, Beuser, v. Wijngaarden, Sirks, van Noorden (Voorden?).M9558

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        Manuscrit autographe complet signé de Paul Verlaine d'une des "Chroniques de l'hôpital" : le lieu de misère partagée du poète et de l'ouvrier

      1890 - - Paris [1890], 21,3x14cm, 3 pages in-8 au versos de 4 feuillets de l'Assistance publique de Paris. - Manuscrit autographe complet signé de Paul Verlaine d'une des Chroniques de l'hôpital, 90 lignes serrées à l'encre noire, au verso de feuillets de l'Assistance publique de Paris. Chronique de l'une des hospitalisations de Paul Verlaine, se produisant entre septembre 1889 et février 1890. La mention « III » a été rayée au crayon bleu de typographe. Dans leur recueil définitif, le texte se trouve en effet en seconde position. Dans la version publiée par Le Chat noir, le 5 juillet 1890, on ne constate pas de variante avec notre manuscrit. Il s'agit donc du dernier état du texte remis à l'imprimeur. Jacques Borel situe la rédaction de cette chronique lors d'un passage à l'hôpital Cochin en juin 1890. Verlaine a passé de longs jours hospitalisés au cours de sa vie et plus particulièrement à cette époque. Durant ces séjours, il compose les Chroniques de l'Hôpital, des poèmes en prose en huit parties. Il y mêle l'anecdote, les observations de la vie des malades ainsi qu'une fine analyse poétique du milieu hospitalier. Verlaine débute par un constat troublant et désabusé : « Décidément, tout de même, il noircit l'Hôpital, en dépit du beau mois de juin [.] Oui, l'Hôpital se fait noir malgré philosophie, insouciance et fierté. » Malgré le beau temps, la rigidité du système, la misère et la maladie assombrissent la vision du poète : « réprimons toutes objections sous peine d'expulsions toujours dures, même en ce mois des fleurs et du foin, des jours réchauffants et des nuits clémentes, pour peu que l'on loge le diable dans sa bourse et la dette et la faim à la maison. » La sortie, par expulsion ou pour guérison et la vie à l'extérieur n'offrent pas plus de réconfort que le séjour : « Évidemment nous sortirons tôt ou tard, plus ou moins guéris, plus ou moins joyeux, plus ou moins sûrs de l'avenir, à moins que plus ou moins vivants. Alors nous penserons avec mélancolie [.] à nos souffrances morales et autres, aux médecins inhumains ou bons ». Un sentiment déjà éprouvé lors de ce qu'il appelle « mes ?entractes?», temps où il n'est pas hospitalisé. Car à la sortie de l'hôpital, c'est une vie de misère qui l'attend, malgré sa reconnaissance déjà acquise. Sa misère, Verlaine la met en parallèle de celle de la classe ouvrière qui partage ses séjours dans des hôpitaux. Le poète appelle à la résignation ses : « frères, artisans de l'une et de l'autre sorte, ouvriers sans ouvrage et poètes. avec éditeurs, résignons-nous, buvons notre peu sucrée tisane ou ce coco, avalons bravement qui son médicament, qui son lavement, qui sa chique! Suivons bien les prescriptions, obéissons aux injonctions, que douces nous semblent les injections et suaves les déjections, et réprimons toutes objections [.] ». Avec eux, le poète souhaite profiter de la beauté du mois de juin en reprenant deux vers de la Chanson sentimentale de Xavier Privas : « ?Nous nous plairions au grand soleil. Et sous les rameaux verts des chênes?, nous, les poètes, aussi bien qu'eux, les ouvriers, nos compagnons de misère [.]». Égaux devant le malheur, qu'ils soient actifs ou oisifs, pourraient-ils ressentir de la nostalgie une fois dehors: « Et peut-être un jour regretterons-nous ce bon temps où vous travailleurs, vous vous reposiez, où nous, les poètes, nous travaillions, où toi l'artiste, tu gagnais ton banyuls et tes tods [.] » ? Malgré cette rêverie, Verlaine est : « las de tant de pauvreté (provisoirement, croyez-le, car si habitué, moi, depuis cinq ans !) » et il conclut, amer par le constat d'une médecine moderne sans humanité : « l'Hôpital avec un grand H, l'idée atroce, évocatrice d'une indicible infortune, de l'Hôpital moderne pour le poète moderne, qui ne peut, à ses heures de découragement, que le trouver noir comme la mort et comme la tombe et comme la croix tombale et comme l'absence de charité, votre Hôpital moderne tout civilisé que vous l'ayez fait, hommes de ce siècle d'arg [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        OYSTERS AND ALL ABOUT THEM: being a complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary and curious information from the earliest writers to those of the present time, with numerous additions, facts, and notes

      John Richardson & Co., 1890 & 1891: London, 1890. Two volumes, octavo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp (2), 642; (2), 643-1370. Index. A few tables but not illustrated. Professional restorations. Damp stains to covers; spines bit darkened with gilt lettering dull; page edges yellowed, with damp stains, light tide marks to upper margin of first half of Vol. I, no visible penetration to text margins otherwise; Vol. I has upper outer corner of pp 861-62 lacking (no text affected), repair to same corner of following leaf (no text loss); two leaves reatttached at inner margins (no text loss); new endpapers; resewn; text paper lightly toned; in all, a good pair, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Probably The Great Oyster Book in English. Only edition. Very scarce. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War

      New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1890. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. illustrations, 319p. [continuously paginated]. Original brown cloth. Folio (30 x 40cm.). Covers have a moderate-sized stain at top center of Vol. I and a few other minor stains. Extremities lightly rubbed (with fraying at corners). Front free endpapers creased or split and taped. Title-page in Vol. II has an edge-tear and the tissue guard is missing a large corner. "Told and illustrated with nearly 300 relief-etchings after sketches in the field, and 20 half-tone equestrian portraits from original oil paintings." [statement on title-pages].

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        The Maltings, Great Grimsby.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Plain Tales from the Hills .

      Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1890 - Copyright edition. Collection of British Authors Volume 2649. 312, 28 Seiten (Buchanzeigen). Originalleinen mit vergoldetem Deckel- und Rückentitel 17 cm Name auf Titelseite, sehr schönes radiertes Jugendstil-Exlibris auf vorderem Innendeckel. - This is Kipling's earliest collection of short stories - there are forty of them, and they caused a social storm on first publication in 1888. Sprache: Englisch. Gewicht in Gramm: 400

      [Bookseller: Chiemgauer Internet Antiquariat]
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        FROGMOUSIAD: NINE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY LOUIS WAIN

      Publisher not identified, Place of publication not identified 1890 - (Wain, Louis) illustrator. FROGMOUSIAD: NINE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY LOUIS WAIN. [Place of publication not identified]: [Publisher not identified], ca. 1890. Nine original pen and ink drawings by Louis Wain on thick card stock with text laid on; each measuring approximately 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" and each signed "Louis Wain" lower right, with browning to edges and laid on text. FROGMOUSIAD is a translation by the Rev. Dr. H. Kynaston of Batrachomyomachia or the Battle of Frogs and Mice which is a comic epic or parody of the Iliad and attributed to Homer by the Romans, but according to Plutarch, the work of Pigres of Halicarnassus in the fifth century B.C. Offered here is the complete artwork by Wain with applied text for the published story which can be viewed in its entirety online at the HathiTrust Digital Library. We have nine cards with intricate drawing of frogs and mice as they battle to the death. Many additional creatures appear in these drawings, including a "merciless Cat" which as it turns out was a harbinger for the future of Wain's artistic career. These drawings are really quite wonderful to behold. The condition of the drawings is NEAR FINE. Provenance: Christie's London, 19th July 1983, Lot 169.

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Manuscrit autographe complet signé de Paul Verlaine d'une des "Chroniques de l'hôpital" : le lieu de misère partagée du poète et de l'ouvrier

      Complete manuscript of one of the Chroniques de l'Hopital, on the verso of leaflets of the Public Assistance of Paris. Paris [1890] 21,3x14cm 3 pages in-8 au versos de 4 feuillets de l'Assistance publique de Paris

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hedda Gabler - Skuespil i fire akter.

      Gyldendalske, Kobenhavn., 1890. First edition. Octavo. pp [iv], 236. Original decorated brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Danish text - Ibsen wrote in Danish which was the literary language of both Denmark and Norway at the time. Very near fine. A very bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Vue génerale d'Eleusis. Panorama in two parts.

      ca. 1890. Original collotype, 22 x 26 cm on mount. Photograph no 12. KEYWORDS:greece/photo

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Krul Antiquarian Bo]
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        La Porcelaine tendre de Sèvres. 50 planches reproduisant 250 motifs en aquarelle d'après les originaux. Avec une notice historique

      Paris, Maison Quantin, Compagnie générale d'Impression et d'éditions (1890 circa) cartella in cartonato originale con tre lacci in cotone, 32.8 x 45 cm. con 31 pp. a fogli sciolti ompresa la tavola delle marche e monogrammi + 4 pp. « Table des Planches ». Presenti : 34 delle 50 tavole cromolitografiche. ATTENZIONE : mancano : n° VIII, XIII, XIV, XV, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXVI, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIV, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLII, XLVII.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Tolède. Charrelier excitant son attelage de boeufs. (d'après nature).

      Madrid, J.Laurent, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 25,4 x 32,8 cm. Two small foxed places, and a small repaired tear at right upper border. KEYWORDS:spain/photo

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        Photo Album]: British Expatriates in the Middle East and Asia

      India, Myanmar, England 1890 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 11.5". Green pebbled cloth with leather corners and spine and gilt decorations and edges. A collection of 136 sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.25" x 3.5" and 11" x 8.75", some with captions. Album is very good minus with spotting, worn edges, and loose pages, with very good photographs that have some fading and scattered foxing. An album of an English expatriate family in the 1890s while living and vacationing throughout Pakistan, India, Burma (now Myanmar), and Malaysia, as well as at the family's home in Devon, England. The album follows the family through the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th with group portraits of the family and the large groups they traveled with; one of the group on a tennis court in full Victorian dress, another of children dressed as clowns. The photos show the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur and the "picnic group" (as it's captioned) that went on the journey, as well as a large view of the hill city of Simla in India dated 1898. There are images of boating, Native Indians pulling a Victorian woman in a cart and a few others posing with the families they presumably worked for, and picnics in Burma. Towards the end of the album there are images of the family's English home in Devon which include the family and their bicycles. An extensive collection of a British upper middle class family living and vacationing throughout the Middle East and Asia in the 1890s.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Crag Hotel on Penang Hill, Penang, front.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 21 x 27,5 cm, photograph no II. KEYWORDS:malaya/penang/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        La Mer" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.12,5x22cm; um 1890; verso mit dem Nachlaßstempel "P.(ropriété) CH. FOUQUERAY" Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (24x33,5cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer.

      - Stimmungsvolle Meeresstudie aus dem Nachlaß von Charles Fouqueray, ein sehr ansprechender Meeresblick, Wasser wie es nur Impressionisten sehen und malen können. „Niemand hat jemals Wasser so gemalt, keiner kann die Feuchtigkeit in der Luft, sogar den Geruch des Sees und das Glitzern des Lichts so einfangen wie die Impressionisten." [Prof.Hasso Plattner, Stifter und Mäzen] "La Mer" original oil painting on wooden panel approx.12,5x22cm; around 1890; backside with estate stamp "P.(ropriété) CH. FOUQUERAY" [Atmospheric marine study from the estate of Fouquery, water as only impressionists can see and paint it. Dimensions of the leaf-gilt wooden frame of the Munich professional workshop Petzenhammer 24x33,5cm.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Cabinet Card of a Woman Boxer

      Buffalo: Ginther. [circa 1890]. Collodion print. Images measures 4" x 5.5" and is mounted on a 4.25" x 6.5" card with photographer name and address printed below the image. Fine. Penciled name of "Marjorie Gillmore" on verso in contemporary hand. The image shows a well-dressed and coifed woman sitting in a chair with a punching bag and boxing gloves at her feet. Women's boxing was practiced in England beginning in the early 18th Century, he first advertised American women's boxing match was held in New York in 1876. Women's boxing enjoyed a brief vogue near the turn of the century as some woman's rights supporters encouraged it as exercise. Women's boxing was a display sport at the Olympic Games in St. Louis in 1904 (which was combined with the World's Fair), but it failed to be added to the permanent roster of approved sports. After that it mostly faded from view until its relatively recent revival. It is uncommon to find early images of women with boxing paraphernalia. Undated but presumably someone with better knowledge of women's fashion might be able to make a more informed guess. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Commemorative wall panel, presented to Stanley.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Ã‰thiopie Mà ridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et Sidama. Septembre 1885 à Novembre 1888.

      - Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1890. 4to. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; pp. 520, [2], 13 plates, 7 double-page maps (one coloured) numerous wood-engravings in the text, several of which full-page; extremities a little worn, occasional brown-spotting, a good copy; provenance: contemporary armorial bookplate François Borelli in lower outer corner of title. First edition. A fine scientific and ethnographic travel report on Southern Ethiopia. Jules Borelli encountered the Europe-weary former poet Rimbaud, with whom he stayed in the 'forbidden' city of Harar in 1887. They both exchanged letters, and Rimbaud, who was a friend of Haile Selassie's father, was helpful in providing the explorer with contacts and topographical information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        STILPROF FRÅN BERLINGSKA STILGJUTERIET, LUND

      Inbunden bok. Berlingska Boktryckeri-och Stilgjuteri-Aktiebolaget, Lund (ca 1890-tal). Omkring 400 planscher (många vikta) omfattande Brödstilar, Accidensstilar, Infattningar, Polytyper och vignetter samt Messingslinie-fabrikater. Inlagan är i mycket gott skick. Grått linneband med präglad dekor i guld, rött och grönt från Herzogs bokbinderi i Stockholm. Gott skick, några milda fläckar på främre pärmen. Röda snitt. Ett mycket omfattande verk och ett uppslagsverk avseende svensk bok-design kring sekelskiftet 1800-1900. 29,5x19,5 cm.

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        EIN TAG AUS DER KINDHEIT.

      No place, publisher or date, circa 1890. Circa 1890, approximately 62 x 90 mm, 2½ x 3½ inches, covers in landscape format, contents portrait format, 12 panel concertina folding panorama, each panel with a large coloured illustration and different coloured thumbnail next to the 4 line verse below. Text in German. The sweet pictures show a mother talking to her baby, then as a toddler, school girl, her birthday, at Christmas etc. the last showing the young girl at her Confirmation. In the original publisher's thin cream card wraps, decorated with a green and pink border and 2 young women holding a scroll with the title on upper cover, in the middle of the lower cover is printed in smalll letters: "Deposé". No inscriptions, in Fine condition. A scarce ephemeral German children's panorama. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Woman with needlework.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 20,6 x 26,5 cm, photograph no. 1050. Two very small repaired tears at left middle border. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1890. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A crisp, clean copy of the 1890 1st edition of Conan Doyle's second published book. 2nd state, 1 of 750 copies. Tight and VG+ in its original dark-brown cloth with bright gilt-lettering to front panel and spine. Very light fraying at spine crown, otherwise very solid and well-preserved. 12mo, 315 pgs. of text plus 16 pgs. of publisher's ads.

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        The Poetical works of Thomas Moore Reprinted from the early editions, with explanatory notes, &c

      London:: Frederick Warne, [ca. 1890-1900?]., 1890. Small 8vo. xii, 675 pp. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original full black blind-stamped morocco, spine bands and decorative gilt-spine, all edges gilt, with "FOREDGE PAINTING" stamped on the spine foot. Near fine. "Naughty but nice," erotic fore-edge painting. The painting is set within an oval, surrounded by a dull-mustard yellow wash and black-lined outline framing of the scene. The view depicts a male and woman copulating (apparently in a waiting room or a living room), with a person's head poking in through the door and showing their 'shock' of the event depicted. The presence of the "FOREDGE PAINTING" stamping on the foot of the spine is usually indicative of a painting that is contemporary with the binding. This binding is clearly the original for the volume, but the painting is suggestive of ca. 1990s, thus it seems probable that the gilt-stamped titling for the painting was added later.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Four girls and a young boy with lampions

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 19,5 x 25 cm, on mount, A 129. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal youth holding a sword club, Queensland, circa 1895

      Albumen print photograph, 150 x mm, unmounted; no photographer's imprint; some corner creasing at upper right corner, otherwise in good condition. The young subject is holding a sword club from the Queensland rainforest region; the other studio props are a Queensland Gulmari shield and a fighting boomerang. The photographer was possibly John Hogg, who produced cabinet card format albumen prints with similar subject matter in his Brisbane studio between around 1890 and 1900.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Inauguration du buste du Docteur Auzoux à Saint-Aubin-d'Ecrosville

      Evreux, Hérissey, 1890, in-4, d'1 frontispice, 41 et (1) pages, exemplaire broché (mouillures et salissures), Unique édition, rare, de la relation de l'inauguration du buste de Louis Auzoux le 18 mai 1890. Outre une description des événements, le texte donne à lire les discours d'Izarn, Semelaigne et Auzoux. En frontispice, une reproduction, en phototypie, du buste d'Auzoux. Exemplaire un peu sali.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Le vol des oiseaux

      Originale.binding Edition Half marine shagreen, back with five nerves set with nets cold, small traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, small traces of frictions on the edges, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , binding of époque.Ouvrage illustrated 164 figures in the text and a small clear wetting planche.Une Length of the first leaf, some light foxing, stamps printed by way of bookplate on the back of the first flat Binding and bottom of the page titre.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Masson Paris 1890 15,5x24,5cm relié

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        [CHILDREN'S GAME] Jigsaw puzzles with soldiers from different eras

      [France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (370 x 250 x 35 mm, the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting nine types of uniformed soldier (Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish, Romanian, Austrian, German and Spanish). The box contains three chromolithographic panels pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle is complete (twenty-four large pieces) and depicts nine different military types, including ancient Gauls, Frankish warriors, Crusaders, knights from the Hundred Years War, musketeers from the period of Louis XIV, zouaves, grenadiers and lancers. In miraculous condition, these puzzles and their presentation box represent the pinnacle of French fin-de-siecle game design.

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        La Sainte Messe

      - [2] feuillets manuscrits et s.l. [France], s.n, s.d. (c. 1890-1900), in-8, [2] feuillets manuscrits et enluminés ; [6]-56-[4], puis 57 à 102 pages, toutes enluminées, maroquin janséniste prune, dos à faux nerfs, coiffes guillochées, filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure de moire violette, monogramme C.Q. doré au contreplat, tranches dorées [Lesort], Précieux livre de prières dont le large encadrement du texte est richement aquarellé et enluminé : la finesse d'exécution est remarquable. L'ouvrage est en outre orné d'un titre décoratif, de deux illustrations à pleine page (la Crucifixion et le Mariage de la Vierge) et de lettrines. Cet exemplaire ouvre sur 2 feuillets manuscrits, avec encadrement enluminés et lettrines ornées, donnant la filiation de la maison de Quatrebarbes sur deux génération : le monogramme C.Q doré sur le premier contreplat correspond probablement à Clotilde Marie Joséphine de Saint-Germain, épouse du vicomte Pierre Raoul Lancelot Marie Joseph de Quatrebarbes. L'élégante reliure d'inspiration janséniste est signée Lesort ; ce relieur semble s'être fait une spécialité des reliures pour missel, livres d'Heures et autres paroissiens ornés dans le style néo-gothique et qui ont connu leur heure de gloire avec Gruel-Engelmann. Légers frottements au niveau des coiffes et des coins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Commemorative gardening tools, presented to Stanley.

      - 1890. These miniatures of a spade and fork were custom-made to a unique design combining hallmarked sterling silver (Birmingham, Thomas Prime & Son, 1890) with the handles made of one piece of ebony each, the tools measure 27.7 cm in length; housed in the original silk and velvet lined custom-made presentation box, inside stamped in silver by J. Macmichael of South Audley Street in London, lids with Stanley's initials stamped in silver; the box with some wear; provenance: from Stanley's study at Furze Hill, Pirbright, Surrey. The inscription on the spade reads 'Presented to Mr. H.M. Stanley from the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen as a memento of His Planting a Tree at Haddo House June 16th 1890 and With Best Wishes for his happiness and that of his bride from July 12th 1890 and ever after'. Provenance: After his marriage to Dorothy ('Dolly') Tennant Stanley decided that the couple must have a country home, and 'plunged into house hunting with something of his old vigor' (Bierman, Dark Safari, p. 350. After considering 57 properties Stanley decided to leave his Sackville Street flat for Furze Hill, a mock Tudor manor some 30 miles outside the capital. He had it modernised and extemsively renovated and electrified. The house was then filled with personal memorabilia, Africana, and portraits of fellow explorers of the 'dark' continent. The National Portrait Gallery, London, has a photographic portrait of Stanley, taken on June 16, 1890, at Haddo House.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Three female musicians.

      Constantinople, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,7 x 26,3 cm. KEYWORDS:constantinople/turkey/photo

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        The Works. Edited by Henry Irving and Frank A. Marshall. With notes and introductions to each play F. A. Marshall and other Shakesperian scholars.

      London: Blackie & Son, Limited, 1890 - 8 volumes, octavo (226 x 165 mm). Finely bound by Mudie in contemporary tan calf, brown morocco labels, gilt tooling to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, fillets to boards gilt and in blind, inner dentelles blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Ownership signature to front blanks, some occasional light foxing, boards a little marked, spines a little rubbed and minor wear to headcaps, overall in excellent condition. Engraved frontispieces and further illustrations throughout. The Henry Irving Shakespeare. An attractive set of Shakespeare's plays including his poems and sonnets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Photo Album]: Colorado Farm Life with Hunting

      1890 - Quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". Red cloth over paper boards with gilt stamped decorations. Contains 32 sepia toned silver gelatin photographs with some duplicates and three cyanotype prints measuring around 4" x 7" without captions. Good only with front board detached, lacking the spine, and chips with very good photographs, some fading.A collection of photographs featuring farm life and hunting in the American West around 1890. While unidentified, the location appears to be where the Great Plains meet the mountains, perhaps in Colorado. The photos depict the owners of the land posing near their cabin and a larger farm house in a variety of seasons: one photo shows a group of men enjoying some recreation under a tree after a summer picnic (with one holding a tennis racket) and the three cyanotype prints showing the men outside the house after a snowstorm.Hunting is the predominant subject depicted throughout the album with men posing with dogs, guns, and with kills. Photos including a man posed holding a gun with pelts attached to his belt and his dog sitting in front of him. Another shows a man on horseback holding the head of a deer, while several others showcase a hunting encampment. Also featured are the animals from the area including beautiful photos of a mountain lion by a river, a group of deer laying in a field, and cattle fenced in with a mountain range visible in the distance. While men are predominately featured throughout the album there is an image of a lone woman on horseback, which suggests her absence from other photos may be due to her being photographer of the group. A terrific collection of photographs depicting late 1800s farm life on the Plains with an emphasis on hunting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        [CHILDREN'S GAME] Jigsaw puzzles with children's scenes

      [France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (345 x 258 x 45 mm), the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting children and families at the zoo, with camel and elephant rides and an ostrich-drawn carriage. The box contains four chromolithographic scenes pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle is complete (sixteen large pieces). The scenes are: an outdoor Punch and Judy show (probably in the Tuileries gardens); a picnic for children in the countryside; a village festival with children playing musical instruments in a procession; a fair with merry-go-round and other attractions. A true marvel both for its perfect condition and exquisite design.

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        Hermann Moest, Die Quelle, Kreide- und Kohlezeichnung auf Papier

      1890 - Hermann Moest, 1868 Hannover - 1945 Berlin, "Die Quelle, 1890", Kreide- und Kohlezeichnung auf Papier, rechts unten signiert und datiert: "Moest 1890", Blattgröße: 46 x 36 cm, Rahmen: Seltener Pappemaché Rahmen um 1880, extra dickes, säurefreies Passepartout Museumsglas, Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 50,-, Welt Euro 80,-

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        IN DARKEST AFRICA, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1890 - 2 volumes. First edition, the American issue. Illustrated with portrait frontispieces, 43 full page illustrations, a profusion of illustrations in the text, 3 large color folding maps in pockets, 1 folding map bound within the text block, 1 diagram. 8vo, publisher's original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines which also feature gilt busts of Stanley, with gilt and black decoration on the upper covers and Stanley's signature in gilt. xiv, 547; xvi, 540 including index. An especially fine and bright set in excellent and unusually nice condition. Rare thus. AN EXCELLENT SET. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION, AND ONE OF THE PRINCIPLE WRITINGS BY ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPLORERS OF THE DARK CONTINENT. The work is the original report to the Emin Pasha Relief Committee and the funding group for the expedition, one of the most important of all African exploratory adventures. "By 1885 Stanley had become deeply interested in the schemes of Mr. (afterwards Sir) William Mackinnon, chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company, for establishing a British protectorate in East Equatorial Africa, and it was believed that this object could be furthered at the same time that relief was afforded to Emin Pasha, governor of the Equatorial Province of Egypt, who had been isolated by the Mahdist rising of 1881-1885.Instead of choosing the direct route Stanley decided to go by way of the Congo, as thereby he would be able to render services to the infant Congo State, then encountering great difficulties with the Zanzibar Arabs established on the Upper Congo" (EB). Stanley and Tippoo Tib, the chief of the Congo Arabs, entered into an agreement for the latter to assume governorship of the Stanley Falls station and supply carriers for the Emin relief expedition, and then travelled up the Congo to Bangala together. They parted ways at Stanley Falls and Stanley started his trip toward Albert Nyanza, leaving a rear-guard at Yambuya on the lower Aruwimi under the command of Major E.M. Barttelot. Stanley’s journey to Albert Nyanza became a hazardous 160-day march through "nothing but miles and miles, endless miles of forest" that claimed the lives of over half of Stanley’s men from starvation, disease, and hostility of the natives. Finally upon the arrival at Albert Nyanza, Stanley achieved communication with Emin but was troubled by the non-arrival of his rear-guard. He retraced his steps back to Yambuya to find that Tippoo Tib had broken faith, Barttelot had been murdered, and the camp was in disarray and only one European was left. Stanley again set out for Albert Nyanza, where Stanley, Emin Pasha, and the survivors of the rear-guard began the return journey to Zanzibar by way of Uganda, a trip during which he discovered the Mountains of the Moon (Ruwenzori), traced the course of the Semliki River, discovered Albert Edward Nyanza and the great southwestern gulf of Victorian Nyanza. Of Stanley’s original 646 men, only 246 survived. This account of his adventures was wildly popular and published in six languages. One of the greatest feats in African travel, Stanley traveled thousands of miles in his claims to the great stretches of continental African territory. This particular edition is extremely scarce in such excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Catalogue of the Picariea in the Collection of the British Museum. Scansores, containing the family Picidae.

      London: British Museum (Natural History), 1890. - Octavo,597 pp.,15 chromolithographic plates by Smit. Publisher's cloth, library sticker on spine and library pocket on lower paste-down, no library stamps, partly unopened . Volume 15 from Richard Bowdler Sharpe's 27 volume Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, 1874-1898. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Éthiopie Méridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et Sidama. Septembre 1885 à Novembre 1888.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        [CHILDREN'S GAME] Loto des 5 parties du monde. Race humaines, productions végétales et animales

      Paris : Saussine, Edit., [circa 1890]. Box of thick card, 430 x 340 x 45 mm, the lid with superb chromolithograph illustration featuring five female figures symbolising the five regions of the world, surrounded by images of the flora and fauna of the entire world arranged by continent; the box contains twelve chromolithographed playing boards, each 290 x 160 mm and having as a theme a different region of the world, each board with eight recessed windows showing a black and white lithographed and numbered illustration of an ethnic type, plant or animal from that region; 96 small, numbered chromolithographed cards, each 33 x 37 mm and corresponding to each of the 96 windows on the playing boards, are contained within their original cotton pouch, together with a second pouch of circular playing counters of thick card; the game is complete and in remarkably well preserved, original condition. A beautifully designed and illustrated game of geographical lotto, intended to teach children about the inhabitants and natural history of the various regions of the globe. The twelve playing boards are divided equally amongst the six regions of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The two Oceania boards are devoted to the eastern and western spheres, with the illustrated windows and their matching chromolithographed cards representing the following: kiwi; crocodile; kangaroo; lyrebird; cockatoo; water buffalo; whale; coconut palm; Javanese; Malay; orangutan; platypus; sheep station; Australian flag; Australian Aborigine; Tasmanian Aborigine.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Photo Album]: Victorian Snapshots

      New York 1890 - Oblong quarto. Brown cloth album with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board measuring 7.5" x 10.5". A collection of 153 sepia tone or cyanotype photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" to 3.5" x 4.5" affixed to cardboard pages, the vast majority are captioned. The album is very good with rubbing and worn corners with very good or better photographs with some rubbing and edgewear. A collection of Victorian-era snapshots from the 1890s mostly from Cooperstown and the surrounding areas in New York State with the card of Mrs. Alice A. Landfield (1851-1916) laid in. The album shows a summer outing on Lake Pleasant with numerous pictures of families on the lakeside, in cabins, tents, on boats, and posing on top of boulders. Photographs of the family posing with newborns, children dressed in bonnets, as well as two fishing trip photos and the surrounding landscape of upstate New York including a variety of waterfalls. One photograph captioned "a favorite retreat" depicts a woman resting next to a bicycle she has just dismounted. The last few pages show an old school house with children playing and two photos are of a young black boy in a straw hat. A reasonably large and very pleasing collection of early amateur photography focusing on life in New York just before the turn of the century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commemorative wall panel, presented to Stanley.

      - 1890. Five original portrait photos by Henry van der Weyde of Regent Street, within hallmarked Sterling silver frames, each with cast and engraved Sterling silver label underneath, two probaly silver-plated medallions within hallmarked Sterling silver frames, a rectangular inscribed silver plaque, a small silver maker's label (Rodrigues of Piccadilly), Queen Victoria's Cypher and crown in silver above crossed British and Turkish flags in sheet silver, all mounted on an ebonized panel with architrave and silver-leaf coated sheet metal columns on either side, many more heavy silver applications, the entire panel measures 102 by 65 cm and weighs over 11 kilos; panel with one vertical crack, two side claddings of the plinth missing, two photos a little foxed, some silver a little discoloured due to earlier application of laquer; provenance: from Stanley's study at Furze Hill, Pirbright, Surrey. The inscription on the presentation plaque reads 'Presented by the Advance Column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Mr. & Ms. Henry Morton Stanley on their Marriage July 12th 1890. In Token of their Admiration & affectionate Remembrance of their Leader'. The 'verso' of Stanley's portrait medallion shows an allegoric Figure inscribed 'Congo - Nile - Rwenzori - 1887'. It is a replica of the medal presented to Stanley by the RGS. Apart from Stanley's photographic portrait in the centre of the composition, the others show the surviving European participants in the Emin Pasha expedition. Sergeant R. H. Park, Lieutenant W. G. Parks, Captin R. H. Nelson and A. J. Monteney-Jephson. The intertwining of the British and Turkish flags mark that the search expedition was for a 'lost' Ottoman civil servant, Emin Pasha, actually a German-Jewish by birth, who probably had converted to Islam and as governor of the Upper Nile was cut off from the North by the Mahdist uprising. The relief expedition was one of the last great African explorations, and at the same time introduced the sleeping sickness to Uganda (presumably from the Congo) and the Maxim gun to Africa. Henry Morton Stanley, of uncertain Welsh parentage went at the age of 18 to New Orleans, where he received the family name that stuck, from his adoptive father, Henry Hope Stanley, a cotton magnate, became a US citizen, fought in the American Civil War, and embarked on a unparalleled carreer as a journalist and explorer. Provenance: After his marriage to Dorothy ('Dolly') Tennant Stanley decided that the couple must have a country home, and 'plunged into house hunting with something of his old vigor' (Bierman, Dark Safari, p. 350. After considering 57 properties Stanley decided to leave his Sackville Street flat for Furze Hill, a mock Tudor manor some 30 miles outside the capital. He had it modernised and extemsively renovated and electrified. The house was then filled with personal memorabilia, Africana, and portraits of fellow explorers of the 'dark' continent.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        La Porcelaine tendre de Sèvres. 50 planches reproduisant 250 motifs en aquarelle d'après les originaux. Avec une notice historique

      Paris, Maison Quantin, Compagnie générale d'Impression et d'éditions (1890 circa) cartella in cartonato originale con tre lacci in cotone, 32.8 x 45 cm. con 31 pp. a fogli sciolti ompresa la tavola delle marche e monogrammi + 4 pp. « Table des Planches ». Presenti : 34 delle 50 tavole cromolitografiche. ATTENZIONE : mancano : n° VIII, XIII, XIV, XV, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXVI, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIV, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLII, XLVII.

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