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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Lengthy amusing autographed letter signed to fellow artist Francis Hopkinson Smith

      New Jersey 1890 - 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: LA 42EME LIGNE - LIBRAIRIE-GALERIE]
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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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      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).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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        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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        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:

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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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The Chronicles of The Old Cronies' Angling Club First Series

      Scarborough: The Angler Limited; London: 233 The Strand 1890 - Scarborough: The Angler Limited; London: 233 The Strand, First Edition. No date, 1890's (from the adverts). Rebound in half dark green morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and titles to the spine, marble paper boards. 8vo 7½'' x 5". [x], 118, [x of adverts] includes the green paper covers bound in.Signed and dedicated to William Senior. In very good condition with the odd fox spot throughout.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles. Joints – very good condition – solid. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition – marbled. Page edges – good condition.   See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – solid. Paste downs – very good condition. End papers – very good condition. Title – good condition – minor foxing. Pages – good condition – minor foxing and marks. Binding – very good condition – attractive and good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1890's Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album of E. Coralie Gardiner

      Np: Np, 1890. leather_bound. Full brown morocco, front cover gilt decorated, beveled edges. Very good. 30 x 25 cm. Signature of E. Coralie Gardiner, free front endpaper. Photo album of the Gardiner family of Gardiner's Island, which has remained in the hands of that family ever since 1639. John Lyon Gardiner (1842-1910), husband of Elizabeth Coralie Gardiner, the second son of Samuel Buell, took over as the eleventh proprietor after serving as a colonel in the Civil War. His successor in 1910 was his son, another Lion Gardiner, a banker with J. P. Morgan. Photograph album of 50 mounted cabinet size portraits, mostly color tinted of European royalty -- Queen Victoria, H.R.H. Prince & Princess of Wales, Prince Victor Albert, Prince George, Princess Louis & Duke of Fife, Princes Victoria, Emperor and Empress of Germany, Czar & Czarina, King & Queen of Holland, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, Kings of Sweden-Saxony-Italy, et al. Also, images of her daughter Adele, son Lion, and cousins. Laid-in are additional smaller photographs. Covers are shelf-worn, staining to mounts and a few images.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Neuer Abdruck. Mit 550 Karten, Plänen und Bildertafeln sowie 3600 Abbildungen im Text.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1890 - ca. 1000 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Holzschnittabbildungen, karten und farbig lithographierten Tafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 33000 Groß 8°, goldgeprägtes Original-Halbleder mit Lederecken, mit Besitzstempel eines Vereines, Einbände gering berieben, wenige Kapitale bestoßen und mit Tesaband verstärkt, Außengelenk von Band 1 angebrochen, Papier nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, vollständiges Exemplar in gutem Zustand, Vierte [4.], gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage, 17 Bände (16 Bände und 1 Ergänzungsband),.

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        The Story of the Attempted Assassination of Justice Field by a Former Associate on the Supreme Nemch of California

      - First Edition. This book is not only rare but found/included inside is an original paper document signed by Stephen Field (Justice Field)in ink AND: Stephen J. Field (Justice of U.S. Supreme Court)'s business card. AWESOME and RARE! N.D.S. c. 1890 HC - Burgundy cloth boards with embossed decor to cover and gilt lettering to spine w/ gilt bording to head/foot. Moderate rubbing to extremities. Paisley decorated endpapers. Note by the publishers: Mr. Gorham is a life-long friend of Justice Field. He was his clerk when the latter held the Alcade's Court in Marysville, in 1850; and was Clerk of the U.S. Circuit Court pf the District of California when it was organized, after Justice Field's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Bench. Subsequently, and for several years, he was the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Since his retirment from office he has resided in Washington. For a part of the time he edited a Republican paper in that city, but of late years he has been chiefly engaged in literary works, of which the principal one is the life and history of the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. [Justice Field refers to Stephen Johnson Field, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Field]. Clean Interior. No markings. Bright text-blocks. Rear last flyleaf (rep) 1" dog-ear(ed), otherwise FINE. RARE and COLLECTIBLE!!! 8vo. 198pp. --Dave B. Box 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Foreign finches in captivity, Second Edition

      Cassell, London 1890 - Pp. viii, 591, 8 Catalogue of books. Complete with 50 Chromolithographed plates. Illustrations. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A very nice, complete copy of this classic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Black and White post- card of W. G. Grace]

      Circa 1890 - 140 x 90mm, signed by Grace below image, 140 x 90mm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), mounted, very good-plus. W. G. Grace (1848-1915) was always an attractive personality on the cricket field, and in the later years of his great career carried a certain atmosphere of romance about him. His great towering figure, with his strong features and full black beard, instantly commanded attention, and there was always the expectation among the spectators that he might be out for some great performance. Descriptions of him even at his best make no reference to any special degree of style in his batting. His great height made it inconvenient for him to hold his bat down to the block-hole; it was generally held some distance off the pitch, looking a mere toy in the hands of a giant. Yet it was with a remarkably straight bat that the ball was played. His batting was distinguished for its strength and certainty rather than for its elegance; his regard, however, for orthodoxy of style comes out in his own statement that he was forty years of age before he adopted the fashionable 'pull' stroke. "Style is ease, and ease is strength," he once said, and that summed up his creed on the point. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The scientific papers. Edited by W. D. Niven. 2 Bände.

      Cambridge University Press 1890 - (31 x 25 cm). XXIX (3) 607 S./ VII, 806 S. Mit 3 gestochenen Porträts auf aufgewalztem China, 14 Tafeln und einigen Textabbildungen. Original-Leinwandbände mit Kopfgoldschnitt, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. - "Most of the technical papers were reprinted in 'The Scientific Papers.'" (DSB). - Maxwell (1831-1879), einer der herausragendsten Physiker des 19. Jahrhunderts, zählt zu den Forschern mit dem größten Einfluss auf die Physik des 20. Jahrhunderts. - Vortitel mit kleinem Stempel. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken von Band 2 leicht restauriert, sonst wohlerhalten und nahezu fleckenfrei. - DSB 9, 198

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      8vo. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1890. 8vo, 1-100 pp. within the magazine of 174 pp. plus adverts at beginning and end. Original printed wrappers in red and black, wrappers slightly darkened with a few short tears, and some small stains, slightly chipped at head and base of spine. Blue quarter morocco slipcase. First edition, the rare Philadelphia issue. "It was in September 1899 that the Philadelphia publisher of Lippincott's Magazine, J.M Stoddart, came to London looking for short novels for publication. He approached both Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, and took both out to dinner: an event recorded by Doyle as "a golden evening". Doyle ended up agreeing to write a second Sherlock Holmes story (The Sign of Four), while Wilde contributed The Picture of Dorian Gray. The character of Dorian was probably named after the young poet John Gray (see lot 107) who was introduced to Wilde by Ricketts and Shannon. When the story appeared on 20 June 1890 it immediately created a huge amount of attention and interest, with some finding it repellent. Victorian Literature was, however, irrevocably altered. Furthermore the book had a profound impact on Wilde's own life, since a copy was lent by Lionel Johnson to his young cousin Lord Alfred Douglas, who begged to be taken to meet the author. Thus Wilde saw his own fictional character come to life." (Sotheby's, £3000 hammer 2016).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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