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        Set of seven temperance cabinet card photos showing a well-dressed gentleman as he gets drunk at his club and later reforms

      1890. Unbound. Very good. Seven 4.25" x 6.5" black bordered cabinet cards with rounded corners. Minor edge-wear. Light soiling on backs. Photographs depict a well-dressed gentleman with gloves, top hat, and walking stick as he succumbs to drink and later reforms. A manuscript caption is affixed at the bottom margin of each card: 1) Starting for the club. 2) Drinking a mash, on the way. 3) Arriving at the club. Good Eve Gents. 4) At the club, having a jolly time. 5) After the club. A champagne supper. 6) Next day. Sober & Solemn. 7) Reformed. No more drink.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        4 aufstellbare Wagen mit beweglichen Rädern. - 4 voitures aux roues roulantes. - 4 veicoli con ruote mobili. - 4 vehicles with moveable wheels.

      Ohne Orts- und Verlegerangabe, um 1890. - Format ca. 25x39 cm, 4 ausgestanzte Modelle (ca. 21x36 cm) in einem großen illustriertem Original-Umschlag. 4 große Kutschenmodelle die man anhand der auseinanderklappbaren Räder aufrecht hinstellen kann. Das eine zeigt eine Pferdekutschbahn mit vielen Insassen, das zweite eine zweirädige Kutsche mit einem Kutscher auf dem Kutschbock und zwei Insassen im Fond, gezogen von einem Pferd, ein drittes eine Feuerwehr mit Dampfmaschine und 7 Feuerwehrleute auf der Fahrt wohl zu einem Brand, die beiden Pferde im vollen Galopp und ein viertes eine Kinderkutsche gezogen von einem Ziegenbock. Leuchtend farbige Chromolithographien auf ausgestanzten festen Kartons. Alle Teile vollständig, ohne Einrisse, Kopf einer dargestellten Person leichter angeknickt, der Ausklappmechanismus der Räder einwandfrei, in nahezu tadelloser Erhaltung. In einem Original-Papierumschlag, dieser illustriert mit dem Bild der Pferkutschbahn. Umschlag gebräunt und teils etwas eingerissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felix Klein, Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen, ausgearbeitet und vervollständigt. I. Grundlegung der Theorie; II. Fortbildung und Anwendung der Theorie. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1890-92.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xix, 764; xv, 712. With over 100 text figures. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised band, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound-in; extremities trifle rubbed, sporadic scholarly annotation in pencil. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Christian Felix Klein (1849-1925); Karl Emanuel Robert Fricke (1861-1930). On first free endpaper of each volume appears an old ownership stamp in the form of a Sanskrit svastika (meaning "good fortune" or "well-being"), a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, with the owner's initials in the four corners. Extremely rare copy with the original publisher's printed wrappers of both volumes preserved in mint condition. [NOTE:] We offer also "Vorlesungen über die Theorie der automorphen Functionen", original 2-volume set in identical binding to the present set.

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        A Bad Imitation Of Good Dr. Watts (Signed Manuscript Poem)

      0 - Autographed manuscript poem of "A Bad Imitation Of Good Dr. Watts" Unbound. 1 page on cream colored paper, 6 3/4 x 4 inches, no place, no date, circa 1890. Handwritten poem four stanzas, each four lines signed by Eugene Field American Poet. Page is in Very good condition under glass. Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Al Wittnebert of AWA, Inc. Additional photos available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mitteilungen des Vereins für Erdkunde zu Halle a. S., zugleich Organ des Thüringisch-Sächsischen Gesamtvereins für Erdkunde (ab 1908 Titeländerung: Mitteilungen des Sächsisch-Thüringischen Vereins für Erdkunde zu Halle a. S.). Jahrgänge 1(1877) bis 62(1938), gebunden in 47 Bänden (teils mehrere Jahrgänge in einem Band, es fehlt Jahrgang 14/1890).

      8, sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in neuerem Bibliotheks-Halbleinen, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Papier qualitätsbedingt teils gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltene Reihe

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        The Works.

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, [c.1890]. 12 volumes, octavo (213 × 133 mm). Contemporary dark green pebble-grained half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated throughout. Some occasional light foxing, spines lightly rubbed, an excellent set. An attactively bound set of Prescott's (1796–1859) works, including his three major works: History of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Conquest of Mexico, History of the Conquest of Peru, originally published in 1838, 1843, and 1847 respectively.

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        Doll's Christmas Box

      Ernest Nister, ca. 1890. Six die-cut, stamd-ip, chromolithographs paper dolls in original box. The dolls are in fine condition; the box shows signs of wear and early repairs to the corners. Scarce.

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        Lengthy amusing autographed letter signed to fellow artist Francis Hopkinson Smith

      New Jersey, 1890. unbound. good. Remarkable letter that is complete with misspells, slang, humor, and insults thrown at E.W. Kemble, John Truslow, and the Royal Family. 4 pages (front and back), each measuring 9.5 x 6.25 inches, Monesunk (an Indian name he invented), New Jersey, December 12, 1890, to best friend and fellow artist Francis Hopkinson Smith, in part: "...I think you will think I am a pretty poor sort of a low down kind of cuss-any-how, to send a man a boss drawing and then have to write and ask him if he got it? The drawing came Wednesday: Lord only knows how long the U.S. Express Co. hugged it to its bosom, but on Wednesday I got it...You are an old Angel that's what you are: I will frame my Lovely Islander in solid gold -- if I have to hire a policeman to sit alongside it forever more to watch it! Thank you very much old man, and so much again for the kind thought of yours that made you put the nice little signature in the corner. If you should ever see any drawing of mine inside a magazine or elsewhere that you think you would like to have -- just holler and you shall have it!...I be damned if I like [E.W.] Kemble's Col. Carter, he may look like a Southerner but he does look like an unsentimental old chump and not like the Col. Carter you have drawn in cold type, and as far as the other two!!! Hell!...[John] Truslow is a brick, he comes out often and was here yesterday and today, to my boys birthday party; and is conducting himself like a secular old fussy that he is...How in blazes do you get through the amount of work you do paralyzes me! You and [Frank] Millet make me feel like an infant. I work about all the time and I don't seem to do anything; but then neither of you own farms!...Can I catch hold of you some time and get you out here for a Sunday? I will kill the fatted venison saddle and uncork some cherry bounce that I made in 1886!! And which is boss." (With a Postscript) Potato Ration to H.R.H The Prince of Wales and the Royal Family! Note: all the characters mentioned in this letter were intimate friends as is evident in a History of the Salmagundi Club (Pages 120 - 121), January, 1899. Frost was nicknamed "the icicle," Truslow "the boarder," Hopkinson Smith "the owl," and Millet "the Bulgarian." In 1891 Hopkinson Smith released his first popular book "Col. Carter of Cartersville," for which E.W. Kemble completed the illustrations. In 1885 Hopkinson Smith designed and built the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. This letter is in good condition, as there is discoloration and remnants of mounting at the margins, including four small punch holes, a damp-stain, and small chips. Priced accordingly. Remarkable letter that is complete with misspells, slang, humor, and insults thrown at E.W. Kemble, John Truslow, and the Royal Family. 4 pages (front and back), each measuring 9.5 x 6.25 inches, Monesunk (an Indian name he invented), New Jersey, December 12, 1890, to best friend and fellow artist Francis Hopkinson Smith, in part: "...I think you will think I am a pretty poor sort of a low down kind of cuss-any-how, to send a man a boss drawing and then have to write and ask him if he got it? The drawing came Wednesday: Lord only knows how long the U.S. Express Co. hugged it to its bosom, but on Wednesday I got it...You are an old Angel that's what you are: I will frame my Lovely Islander in solid gold -- if I have to hire a policeman to sit alongside it forever more to watch it! Thank you very much old man, and so much again for the kind thought of yours that made you put the nice little signature in the corner. If you should ever see any drawing of mine inside a magazine or elsewhere that you think you would like to have -- just holler and you shall have it!...I be damned if I like [E.W.] Kemble's Col. Carter, he may look like a Southerner but he does look like an unsentimental old chump and not like the Col. Carter you have drawn in cold type, and as far as the other two!!! Hell!...[John] Truslow is a brick, he comes out often and was here yesterday and today, to my boys birthday party; and is conducting himself like a secular old fussy that he is...How in blazes do you get through the amount of work you do paralyzes me! You and [Frank] Millet make me feel like an infant. I work about all the time and I don't seem to do anything; but then neither of you own farms!...Can I catch hold of you some time and get you out here for a Sunday? I will kill the fatted venison saddle and uncork some cherry bounce that I made in 1886!! And which is boss." (With a Postscript) Potato Ration to H.R.H The Prince of Wales and the Royal Family! Note: all the characters mentioned in this letter were intimate friends as is evident in a History of the Salmagundi Club (Pages 120 - 121), January, 1899. Frost was nicknamed "the icicle," Truslow "the boarder," Hopkinson Smith "the owl," and Millet "the Bulgarian." In 1891 Hopkinson Smith released his first popular book "Col. Carter of Cartersville," for which E.W. Kemble completed the illustrations. In 1885 Hopkinson Smith designed and built the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. This letter is in good condition, as there is discoloration and remnants of mounting at the margins, including four small punch holes, a damp-stain, and small chips. Priced accordinglyAmerican cartoonist, painter, and one of the great illustrators in the "Golden Age of American Illustration.

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        De Tjiliwoeng, gezien vanuit Hotel Bellevue te Buitenzorg, met op de achtergrond de Salak. (2).

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 22 x 28,9 cm. Photograph taken a few minutes later or earlier as no.1. KEYWORDS:indonesia/java/buitenzorg/photo.

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

      London: John Murray, 1890-91 - 2 volumes, octavo (234 x 156 mm). Contemporary purplish-brown morocco, spines decorated and ruled in gilt, single line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine slightly faded, edges of text block very slightly toned. An excellent copy. Illustrations in the text throughout. Third edition, revised and enlarged, of this exhaustive and meticulous Victorian survey of Greek and Roman civilizations, first published in 1842. From the library of Hugh Grosvenor (1825-1899), first duke of Westminster, with his ducal monogram in head compartment of spines, and gilt supralibros on front covers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Album of photographs of New Zealand and Australia from some of the best commercial studios of the late 19th century Burton Bros Dunedin Henry King Sydney and Charles Kerry and Co Sydney

      An album (37.5x28 cm) containing 57 albumen prints, 2 silver gelatin(?) prints and a newspaper cutting. All on card sheets and titled in manuscript. Majority in excellent, bright condition, a few gaps in the album, but only one sign of obvious extraction on verso of the fourteenth sheet. Half contemporary black calf (repaired) over teal, pebble-grained cloth, modern gilt titling and decoration to spine, a.e.g.; overall very good. Various places incl. Dunedin, Sydney, Perth, Suva (Fiji).

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        Axel

      - Maison Quantin, Paris 1890, 15x20,5cm, relié. - Edition su carta corrente. Associazione a bradel metà cartone pergamena ritorno liscia decorata con scatole dorate triple e decorate con gioielli d'oro di angoli, piatti carta marmorizzata, copertine conservati, testa dorata, angoli urtato, vincolante contemporanea. Note di bibliofilo che copre l'intera guardia rivolta verso il primo coperchio mantenuto piatto. Alcuni foxing che colpisce principalmente la prima e l'ultima pagina, guardie ombreggiate, alcune macchie sulla lettera scritta a mano. La nostra copia è eccezionalmente arricchita con una bella lettera autografa, montato su scheda, 4 pagine, datata e firmata da Louis de Grammont inviato a Villiers di Isle Adam, in cui ha deplorato lo scrittore Axel ha "fuggito preoccupazioni la città "contro di loro, perché" la campagna è il vostro unico rifugio "e gli spettacoli che hanno frequentato entrambi sono" straziante senza di te "e" la casa di Nina perde tre quarti, se non il cinque settimi del suo fascino ... "Si incoraggia Villiers, nel suo esilio," nel suo soggiorno extramurale "..." per portargli un dramma altezzosa, buffone struggente e terribile, in cui i gomiti grotteschi spaventoso. .. finalmente un dramma che non taglia il fischietto per i deboli e invidioso ...   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse orné de triples caissons dorés et décorés en angles de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Notes d'un bibliophile couvrant toute la garde en regard du premier plat de couverture conservé. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets, gardes ombrées, quelques taches sur la lettre manuscrite. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi d'une belle lettre autographe, montée sur onglet, de 4 pages daté et signée de Louis de Grammont adressée à Villiers de l'Isle Adam dans laquelle il déplore que l'écrivain d'Axel ait "fui les soucis de la ville" car contre eux "la campagne est ton unique asile" et que les salons auxquels ils participaient tous les deux sont "navrants sans toi" et "la maison de Nina perd les trois-quarts, pour ne pas dire les cinq-septièmes de ses charmes..." Il encourage Villiers, dans son exil, "dans son séjour extra-muros"... "à lui rapporter un drame altier, poignant, terrible et bouffon, où le grotesque coudoie l'effrayant, ... un drame enfin qui coupe à jamais le sifflet aux impuissants et aux envieux...  

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

      1890 - Grand in-° relié demi-chagrin. A. Broca : Le bec-de-lièvre complexe de la lèvre supérieure : étude sur l'ostéologie de la face (Steinheil, 1887), 87 pp. Nbses fig. in-texte. - A. Paillasson : Sur les principaux anesthésiques employés dans la chirurgie dentaire : chloroforme, éther, protoxyde d'azote (J.-B. Baillière, 1886), 144 pp. - Ernest Théodore Hamy : L'os intermaxillaire de l'homme à l'état normal et pathologique (Lefrançois, 1868), 89 [1] pp. Très rare thèse de l'un des fondateurs de l'anthropologie française. Fils d'un pharmacien de Boulogne-sur-Mer, après ses deux baccalauréats il poursuit ses études à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. En 1864, externe à la Salpêtrière dans le service du docteur Charcot, il rencontre Paul Broca qui a créé en 1859 la Société d'anthropologie de Paris. Plus intéressé par l'anthropologie physique que par la médecine proprement dite, il le suit à Saint-Antoine et obtient d'assister aux séances de la Société. En 1867, il devient membre à part entière de la Société d'anthropologie qui le charge de recueillir pour son musée les crânes mis au jour lors de travaux dans les cimetières du nouvel Hôtel Dieu. Cette même année, dans le cadre de la préparation de l'Exposition Universelle, il est chargé de l'étude de momies et de crânes égyptiens rassemblés par Mariette. Après sa thèse, P. Broca le prend comme assistant au laboratoire d'études anthropologiques de l'École pratique des hautes études. En 1869, en raison du succès de l'exposition égyptienne, il est invité en Égypte pour l'inauguration du canal de Suez. Il y recueille des artéfact préhistoriques. Il participe à des fouilles préhistoriques dans l'Eure et l'Eure-et-Loir en 1870. Il remplace en 1872 l'assistant malade d'Armand de Quatrefages, titulaire de la chaire d'anthropologie du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, et reprend définitivement son poste en 1873, devenant aide-naturaliste. Quatrefages et Hamy précisent les mensurations et indices de base des inventaires ostéologiques et rédigent Crania ethnica (1875-1882), travail basé sur des données anthropologiques françaises et étrangères, similaire au Crania de Thurnam et Davis et au Crania Americana and Crania Aegyptiaca de S. G. Morton. Ils contribuent à la formation de l'anthropologie préhistorique et identifient la « race de Cro-Magnon » en 1878. Ernest Hamy est l'un des premiers en France à reconnaître l'homme de Néandertal. Comme Quatrefages, il est partisan des thèses monogénistes. En 1892, à la mort de Quatrefages, il devient titulaire de la chaire d'anthropologie du Muséum. - Giraldès : Des maladies du sinus maxillaire (Paris, Imprimerie Martinet, 1851), 54 pages. Thèse de doctorat de médecine - Gustave Delestre : Des accidents causés par l'extraction des dents (Camerot & Lauwereyns, 1870), 125 pp. Thèse de doctorat de médecine - Valerian Pietkiewicz : La périostite alvéolo-dentaire (G. Masson, 1876), 205 pp. - Alice Sollier : De l'état de la dentition chez les enfants idiots et arriérés avec 32 fig. in-texte (Bureau du Progrès médical & Adrien Delahaye & Emile Lecrosnier, 1887), 179 pp. Très intéressante thèse de doctorat de médecine, proche des travaux de son mari, Paul Sollier et de Bourneville sur les enfants idiots et arriérés. Nbses fig. in-texte. Très nombreuses observations cliniques. - J.-B. Rottenstein : Recherches sur la carie dentaire (Adrien Delahaye, 1878), 131 pp. 2 pl. hors-texte lithographiées. -Michalski : Etude sur la première dentition (Adrien Delahaye, 1872), 67 pp. - Richard Fanton-Thouvet : Considérations sur les anomalies des dents humaines (J.-B. Baillière, 1882), 44 pp. Nbses fig. in-texte. - A. Combe : De l'acide arsénieux dans ses applications à la thérapeutique de la carie dentaire (Delahaye, 1879), 59pp. - Très bel ensemble: tous les plats ont été conservés par le relieur. Dos et coiffes de reliure un peu émoussés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volanta (Carnet).

      - ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 18,9 x 23,7 cm. KEYWORDS:cuba/photo

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        Das Neue Testament, nach der Deutschen Ubersetzung Dr. Martin Luther's. [New Testament in German]

      Published by Max Pasch [1890], Berlin - , 197 pages, illustrated throughout with chromolithograph reproductions in the style of a mediaeval manuscript, colour and gilt borders and ornamental capitals throughout which are different on every page, illustrated title page, dedicatory on half title page to Kaiser Wilhelm and his wife Augusta, German text Later edition , leather a little rubbed at corners and edges of spine, small chip at tail of spine, small faint spots to some pages but illustrations nice and bright, hole to one page, book in very good condition, , card folder which is rubbed and scuffed, fair condition , deep red embossed morocco with angel and ornate decoration to front, gilt titles and decoration at spine, all edges gilt, gold patterned endpapers , Folio, 41 cm x 32 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Red Fairy Book

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1890 - The second volume in Lang's fairy tale collection, hosts several of the fairy tales most prominent in modern times, including Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Golden Goose, but also some tales that deserve wider telling, including The Enchanted Pig and Drakestail. Maroon/red leather, gilt lettering to front with owners initials in gilt. Raised Stamped binding to spine 367 pages. Cover edges well rubbed. Illustrator: H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales. Inventory No: 236105. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Artistic Pussy and Her Studio

      Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, 1890. A Very Scarce Meggendorfer Movable [MOVABLE BOOK]. MEGGENDORFER, Lothar. Artistic Pussy and Her Studio. Moving Pictures with Other Tales. A Moveable Toybook from Lothar Meggendorfer. Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, [1890]. Folio (12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 308 x 226 mm.). Sixteen unnumbered pages. Six with color lithographed moveable plates and eight with black & white drawings. The movable plates are bright and clean and all in perfect working order. The cat's paintbrush handle has been expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat early ink presentation on front paste-down. A spectacular example of this very rare Meggendorfer movable. Publisher's quarter red cloth over glazed boards, front cover with color pictorial design and title. Near fine. A remarkable survival of a very scarce Meggendorfer title. There are eight movables with a story text each of which includes sepia drawings. The six movables are: 1. A bulldog, seated in an armchair, having his portrait painted by Mrs. Puss 2. A 'clever' monkey sitting in a big armchair and trying to play with a crying baby in her lap 3. A cat with palette in arm painting a portrait of a poodle 4. A wily fox running away with two geese under his arms 5. A mother hen gently rocks two of her baby chicks in a cradle while the four other chicks peck around. 6. Mr. and Mrs. Hare hiding in a cabbage patch from a hound OCLC locates just one copy of the London imprint in libraries and institutions worldwide: Library of Congress (DC). and three copies of the American imprint by Thompson & Thomas, Chicago: Smithsonian Institution, (DC); Boston University (MA); Pennsylvania University (PA). "There is little doubt that the most elaborate and ingenious movables ever produced were those of the German Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925) made during the 1880s and 1890s...the mechanisms and operations of Meggendorfer's books-not to mention the originality of his figures-are far superior to any others published before or since....'They were marvels of ingenuity...Usually several movements took place at the same time on the same page' (Eric Quayle)...The devices that operated the various figures in Meggendorfer's books consisted of a series of inter-connecting cardboard levers sandwiched between the coloured illustration on the front of the oblong leaf and the dummy pasted behind it. The animated limbs and heads were cut-out models on the front of the picture, and moving the tab set the whole scene in motion...Needless to say, such was the delicacy of Meggendorfer's machinery that if a child pulled too hard the whole thing could be ruined beyond repair" (Haining, Movable Books, pp. 65-73).

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

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. 1890. First edition. Two volumes, 8vo. [I] xvi, 530pp, frontis with tissue guard, 14 b&w plates, numerous other b&w text illustrations, large folding coloured map. [II] xvi, 472, [2, publisher's adverts]pp; frontis portrait of the author & 22 b&w plates, numerous other b&w text illustrations, 2 coloured folding maps and full-page profile sketch. Original maroon cloth decorated in black and gilt; the extremities slightly rubbed, slight bump to lower corners of the boards of the second volume, a lightly rubbed round mark at foot of the spine, Vol I. The first folds of the large folding maps in each volume with short clean tears and old tape repairs to these, with some discolouration under the tape, occasional light foxing. A very good clean set. ***Each volume bears the name-plate (or strip, 12x95mm) of Ernest H. Shackleton - not the polar explorer. .

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        Recherches sur la Constitution des Spectra d'Émission des Éléments Chimiques. Kongl. SV. Vet. Akademiens Handlinger Band 23. No. II.

      First Edition, 153 pages sider, Stockholm. Kongl. Boktryckeriet. P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1890, Soft binding, Frontwrapper loos and torn In this work Rydberg treats the empirical formulae governing the frequencies of spectral lines. With fine fine giftinscription on frontwrapper signed l'auteur (the author J.R.Rydberg)

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        Hedda Gabler. Skuespil i fire Akter.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1890. [6] + 236 + [2 blanke] s. Orig. komponeret lysebrunt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Enkelte blade med svag skjold i inderste margin, smudstitel og efterfølgende blad med lille plet i nedre margin og bagperm med lille svag plet. * Printing and The Mind of Man 375.

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        Hotel de l'Europe, with play-ground in front, and the tower of the St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore.

      - ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,9 x 27,7 cm on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/malaysia/singapore

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        THE ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAINS WHEREIN IS TOLD SOMEWHAT OF THE LIVES OF THE MEN OF BURGDALE THEIR FRIENDS THEIR NEIGHBOURS THEIR FOEMEN AND THEIR FELLOWS IN ARMS (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1890 [late 1889].  First edition, 19 x 15cm (4to), handsomely bound in dark green morocco w/gilt ruled covers & edges, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., gilt ruled 1.6cm turn-ins, marbled ep.s, [i-viii], 1-424 pp. +3 binder's blank leaves to fr. & 3 to rear.  Stated limited edition (one of 250) printed in Basle Roman type on Whatman handmade paper by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  "Morris bought 'the whole making' of the Whatman paper on which [this book] is printed, and used the balance for catalogues and prospectuses when he founded his own Kelmscott Press.... This book so satisfied its author that he never reprinted the work at his Kelmscott Press.  He declared it to be the best-looking book issued since the seventeenth century" (Colbeck II p.582).  Morris wrote to Georgie Burne-Jones on 16 Nov. 1889: "I am so pleased with my book ... that I am any day to be seen huggling it up, and am become a spectacle to Gods and men because of it" (LeMire p.134).  Binding Very Good (moderate sunning to spine & rear cover, extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & edges of ep.s a bit stained [offset from the turn-ins]); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. pencil lines).  Slater 15, Scott 13-14, Vaughan 9, Ashley III 174, Ehrsam & Deily 178, Colbeck 47, LeMire A-48.01 (LP).

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        The Golfing Annual 1889 - 90. Volume Iii

      Horace Cox / "Field" office 1890 - With details of the courses at Guildford, Ashdown Forest, Tunbridge Wells, Reigate, Minehead; and articles on Bruntsfield and Dornoch, Willie Park, the Amateur Championship, Golf in Ireland and much more. This is the first of the various golf annuals, running from 1887-88 to 1909-10. 8vo. 270pp + book catalogue in the rear. Original green cloth, sl wear to head and tail of the spine, gilt title and stick figure of a golfer to upper board, gilt title, date and bands to spine. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Estudio sobre el movimiento científico y literario de Cuba. Obra póstuma publicada por suscrición popular (sic)

      Imprenta Alvarez y Compañía, La Habana 1890 - XXXI+395 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topsy-Turvy [How the Americans Bought the North Pole and Planned to Change the Axis of the Earth]. Fireside Series No. 103

      New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1890. Scarce title, especially scarce in the original softcover. First edition, 1890, Fireside Series No. 103, dated January 1890 on front cover. Absurd story about using a Stupendous Cannon to change the axis of the earth and make the Arctic Regions Bloom like the Tropics. Tan softcover, about 7.25" tall, 222 pages of text with 2 pages of ads at the end, ad inside the front cover, binding held by the original heavy staples. Front cover and frontis detached but present, rear cover absent, minor chipping to spine covering with the title, author and series number all there, minor edge chipping and soil to front cover, pages uniformly age-browned throughout (cheap paper), closed tear to bottom of page 201/202 (from the binding process), small margin chip to rear advertising page, small name stamp at top of the front cover plus the back side of the frontis along with town name lightly written in pencil, no other markings. Front cover calls for ten illustrations, there are seven in the text plus front cover and frontis, probably another illustration on rear cover, but there are no pages missing - collated and complete other than the rear cover.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Polo in India

      W.H. Allen, London 1890 - viii, 94, [2] pages, 1 figure. Original cloth covers in red and beige. Several wormholes in front cover, but only one extending into the book up to p. 15. A very early and rare book on Polo. The first book to mention women playing Polo. Sir George John Younghusband (1859-1944) was a cavalry officer and major-general in the British Indian Army. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tinakori Books]
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        The Firm of Girdlestone - A Romance of the Unromantic.

      Small 8vo. London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. Small 8vo, viii, 399pp. Polished red calf extra, gilt-panelled backstrip, all edges gilt, original cloth upper cover bound in. A fine binding by Bayntun, in fine condition. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Conan Doyle on the title-page: "With the author's compliments and thanks". A lovely copy of the first book Doyle wrote, which was his fourth published book following on the success of "A Study in Scarlet". Doyle reputedly had an aversion to inscribing his books, especially the Sherlock Holmes titles, and, as here, very rarely even signed with his name, preferring "from the author" on the rare occasions he did inscribe a book.

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        The Decline and Fall of the British Empire or The Witch's Cavern.

      London: Trischler & Company, , 1890. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine and front cover in gilt, floral endpapers. Spine ends slightly creased, tips lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, presentation copy. This copy is inscribed by the author "To E. G. Wallington, with the author's compliments" on the half-title. Although it states "second thousand" on the title page, no copies of the first thousand UK editions have been found.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Penang Sky Races, 1890

      Penang Penang Gazette Press 1890 - Broadside on grey silk (39 x 20 cm. approx.), pictorial vignette to head, uneven edges (as issued ?), a very good example. A rare survival of colonial life.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Atlas der Hautkrankheiten. 72 Tafeln in Chromolithographie mit beschreibendem Texte, 2 Bände.

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1890. Hauptwerk des österreichischen Dermatologen Isidor Neumann (1832 - 1906), mit dem dieser an sein bereits 1869 erschienenes Handbuch der Hautkrankheiten anknüpfte. Neumann übernahm 1881 die Leitung der ersten klinischen Abteilung für Syphilis sowie den Lehrstuhl für Syphilidologie an der Universität Wien. Die Erforschung der Syphilis und deren Behandlung sollten in den folgenden Jahrzehnten im Mittelpunkt seiner Forschungen stehen. Zugleich beschäftigte er sich als einer der ersten Vertreter seines Fachs mit der mikroskopischen Anatomie von Hautkrankheiten, ein weiteres zentrales Arbeitsgebiet bildete die Mykologie. Auch die Entwicklung der Strahlentherapie in der Wiener Dermatologie ist eng mit seinem Namen verbunden (zur Bedeutung Neumanns vor allem Karl Heinz Tragl: Chronik der Wiener Krankenanstalten, Wien, Böhlau Verlag, 2007, S. 72 f.). Neumann trat auch als Berater der österreichischen Regierung in Erscheinung und übte entsprechenden Einfluß auf die Entwicklung seines Faches aus so ist es vor allem seinen Bemühungen zu danken, daß die Dermatologie und auch die Syphilidologie an der Wiener Universität Anerkennung als eigenständige Prüfungsdisziplinen fanden. Der Atlas enthält 72 großformatige chromolithographische Tafeln, der separate Textband jeweils zum Teil mehrseitige Erläuterungen für jede Tafel. Buchrücken und Deckelbezüge partiell etwas berieben, Textband am Kapital etwas eingekerbt. Sonst beide Großbände in sehr gutem Zustand Tafeln und Textseiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, allenfalls vereinzelt Tafelrückseiten etwas gebräunt. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar des sehr seltenen, aufwendig gestalteten Atlanten, bei dem es sich um eines der bedeutendsten dermatologischen Illustrationswerkes des späteren 19. Jahrhunderts handelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Anton-Heinrich]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott; London: Ward, Lock & Co,, 1890. [In:] Lippincott's Magazine. No. 271, pages. 3–100. July, 1890. Octavo. Original paper wrappers, spine lettered in red and black, front cover with title lettered in blind on red ground within black border, illustrated advertisements to rear cover in black. Housed in a purple flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Small ink ownership initials on front cover. Minor loss to spine ends, wrappers stabilised at joints with neat glue repair, chipped at extremities. Overall an excellent copy. First edition, US issue (no priority). This is the first appearance in print in any format of The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was published on 20 July 1890 in Lippincott's Magazine concurrently in Britain and America: there is no primacy between the issues, and in both the text of the novel is the same, printed from stereotype plates made in America, with variant advertisements, additional articles, and covers. The previous year, in September 1889, J. M. Stoddart, the Philadelphia publisher of Lippincott's Magazine, came to London looking for short novels for publication. At a dinner with Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, later described by Doyle as "a golden evening", he convinced both to contribute a novel for the magazine; Doyle contributed the Sherlock Holmes story The Sign of Four, and Wilde contributed his longest prose work, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was published in book form the following year, for which Wilde substantially revised the work, and added six new chapters.

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        Portrait of a youg woman.

      Kobe, Shin-e-Do Photograph Depot, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, hand-coloured, 26,7 x 20,1 cm. KEYWORDS:japan/kobe/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Hussein Kamal, futur pacha d'Egypte, critique le gouvernement.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 6 In-4 vers 1890 Magnifiques en-têtes à la couronne or et carmin, en relief (par Maquet à Paris, avec signature et adresse gaufrées). importantes rousseurs Longue lettre du futur Pacha d'Egypte, Hussein Kamal, dans laquelle il répond à la sollicitation de son correspondant pour intégrer un Français dans l'administration égyptienne. Il lui explique que la situation politique du pays, tenu par les Anglais, ne lui permet d'accéder comme il le souhaiterait à sa demande. «Malheureusement le moment est horrible de tout côté, d'abord il est français, c'est vraiment pénible à le dire, mais si on n'est pas anglais, c'est difficile et archi difficile à pouvoir obtenir quelque chose. Les ministres sont des zéros dans le gouvernement. Je ne vois pas la possibilité de pouvoir même de trouver un petit chemin tout petit même un sentier.». Il se propose de trouver une place au consulat général ou dans une banque. Il évoque aussi son emploi du temps et invite son correspondant. «Le 15 novembre, je serai parti au Caire, nous comptons rester 15 jours, de là nous allons à Helwa-les-bains à 1/2 heure du Caire en chemin de fer, six trains par jours, endroit magnifique pour l'hiver que le Caire. Xbre [décembre] et janvier là et février et mars, [nous] serons au Caire au Palais Ismalia près du haut de Guizet donc vous n'avez qu'à faire votre malle et prendre la route d'Orient. En arrivant à Alexandrie, on vous reçoit et on vous conduit au Caire [.]». Fils et frère du khédive d'Egypte. Il devient sultan d'Egypte en 1914, à la mise en place du protectorat britannique. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        Australia shape book

      Chromolithograph wrapper and illustrations. Die cut shape book depicting Australian mainland. 112 x 88mm. Very slight waterstain and wear to spine, otherwise very good. [8]pp. London, Castell Brothers. Printed in Bavaria. [c.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER,

      - written on the Steamship '\i Mariposa ', 'off Honolulu, June 25, 1890.'\i Six page letter (2 closely written sheets, one of which is folded to form 4 pages) from American Thomas B. Merry to Colonel J. D. McCutcheon, written near the start of Merry's return trip from Australia to San Francisco. *The \i Mariposa, built in 1883 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, made several transpacific voyages for the Oceanic Steamship Company during the latter part of the nineteenth century, carrying passengers and mail. The subject of the letter is the controversial American civil war veteran James P. Lesesne (1847-1892), who in 1888 had been appointed by President Grover Cleveland as the U.S. Consul General to Melbourne. After his arrival in Australia, Lesesne developed a gambling problem, which Thomas Merry's letter suggests was common knowledge in Melbourne at the time: 'The Consul-Generalship at Melbourne should be made a vacancy as soon as possible and some decent Republican put in place of J. P. Lesesne, the man who now disgraces it. A petition for his removal, if circulated in Melbourne, would be signed by every American resident of the place. . I write this as a life-long Democrat. . in October last he won about \'a3340 on the Caulfield's races. The bookmakers took his word just as if he had put up the coin. When it came to the Melbourne Cup races, they did likewise and were obliged to settle for about 60% of what he owned them.' The letter gives details of several more debts unpaid by Lesesne (including borrowing \'a3100 'on his word as a Mason \ul which he has never paid'\ulnone ) and an unsuccessful writ against him 'but he had nothing to attach'. Legal action to recover unpaid debts was taken against Lesesne on more than one occasion. Eventually, in June 1892 his body (with a pocketful of betting stubs) was found floating in Sydney Harbour. An inquest concluded that 'the death of James P. Lesesne took place on or about the 13th June in Sydney Harbour and that same arose from asphyxia by drowning, but how or through what means deceased got into the waters there is no evidence to show'.

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        Schriften-Schatz, Eine Sammlung Praktischer Alphabete Für Berufszeige Aller Art (Fonts Treasure, a collection of Practical Alphabets for Professional Branches of All Kinds)

      Ravensburg, Germany: Otto Maier, ca 1890. The cover shows wear, mainly soiling due to age. There are some small section of missing surface litho towards the top right corner. The folio itself shows some very minor rubbing to the edges. The instructional and circular pages show edge wear as they are printed on a thinner paper then the rest. There is a small stain on the bottom right corner of plate 71, but it does not affect the font shown. . A print makers book of focusing on a variety of different fonts. Printed in German, the pages are individual loose leafs. The folio of book is green with a wonderfully designed cover pasted on. There are various floral and sculpture elements in the design. This book features 80 plates, though only 58 different fonts as often times a single font carries over several leaves. The fonts themselves are amazing in their diversity, some were flourishes, some fanciful, others more modern or art deco looking. They are printed in black, red, green, and gold, and sometimes uses combinations of those colors. Along with the plates is an introduction page (that on the reverse has a Table of contents indexed by the type of font: Roman, Gothisch, Fraktur, Script, Free fonts, Initials, Foreign Language Alphabets, and Digits etc.), an instructional page, and a circular with testimonials. This set has a total of 80 plates in it. What makes this book confusing though is that the Table of Contents, as well as the plates themselves have a several printing errors on the numbering of said plates. For some reason plates 1 - 8, have been labeled on the plate itself as 81 - 88. However since the title of each font has been printed on each page, one can cross reference with the table of contents and clearly see that plate 81 is plate 1, and so on. Additionally, plate 35, is misprinted in the Table of Contents as plate 85. Lastly this book is missing plate 6 (aka 86), which is the font Zierschrift (schattiert), gross Alph. Measures 12 3/4" x 8 3/4". To view additional images click: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qbegn7plIIO6Y3K82

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        Port-Tarascon. Dernières aventures de l'illustre Tartarin. Dessins de Bieler, Conconi, Montégut, Montenard, Myrbach et Rossi.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1890, demi-maroquin moderne havane clair, à coins, dos orné et mosaïqué (Tarasque, feuilles, fruits), filets sur les plats, couv. et dos conservés, tête dorée (Le Douarin). -Illustrations in-texte, dont 19 gravures à pleine page. - in-8 de (8)-392 pp. ; Edition originale.Un des 75 exemplaires sur Japon.Talvart et Place IV-p. 25 : 41 A.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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        Boat-Quai, Singapore

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,8 x 27,7 cm on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/malaysia/singapore

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        Groupportrait men and women, possible in Atjeh, Sumatra or Singapore

      Singapore, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 22,4 x 28,3 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/indonesia/sumatra/atjeh

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        Boat-Quai, Singapore.

      - ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,8 x 27,7 cm on mount. KEYWORDS:photo/malaysia/singapore

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