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        La Céramique Moderne par Le Grand Dépot.

      Paris, 1890. 10 x 14. Color title page, 55 color lithographed plates of porcelain and faience, each with a facing of description and prices; 47 monochrome plates of glassware; 15 pages of text by Louis Enalt. There is no plate 25, and none called for in the Table. Publisher's dark blue pebbled cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover. Old wear to the binding; very good. Very scarce trade catalogue with exquisite chromolithographs by Charles Verneau--the famous Parisian printer of color lithographed posters. Each color plate displays about a dozen pieces of faience or porcelain, each labeled for its use (pot a crème, coquetier, moutardier, ravier, etc.) A valuable record of carriage-trade table settings, serving pieces, tea & coffee sets; chamber pots, foot baths, pitchers, & other items for the toilette. All in a great variety of designs and styles.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Emma 2 volume set

      DIAL PRESS 1890 CIRCA, NY - volume 1 has 318 pgs, volume 2 has 311 pgs, with a note by R. Brimley Johnson, 3/4 leather spine & corners, gilt decorated spine, marbled boards and endpages, beautiful pastel frontispiece, tipped in plates DATE PUBLISHED: 1890 CIRCA EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Problems of Greater Britain.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1890. 2 volumes, octavo (215 x 138 mm). Contemporary green crushed half morocco by Birdsall, flat bands to spines, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, green cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 5 folding colour maps. Spine-ends lightly rubbed, tips bumped and worn, small nick to fore edge of vol. 2 front board, mild spotting to edges, prelims and endleaves, these flaws minor: a very good copy. First edition, an interesting association copy, with the engraved bookplate of Pandeli Ralli (1845-1928), Liberal member of parliament (for Bridport, 1875-80, then Wallingford until 1885), member of the famous Greek merchant family, and longtime confidant of Lord Kitchener, to the front pastedowns. Dilke's essay on imperial defence, which predicted the threat to an increasingly overstretched British Empire posed by the growing military strength of the European powers; the title echoes that of his most popular work, Greater Britain, an account of a year-long tour of the colonies undertaken as a young man, and an influential apology for empire. In 1904, as Liberal member of parliament for the Forest of Dean, he founded the committee of imperial defence.

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        Cabinet card photograph of a Ute tribal policeman

      Winfield, Kansas, 1890. Very good. Photograph measures approximately 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"; card is 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". The image shows a very well-dressed Native American policeman wearing his U.S. Indian Police (USPI) badge on a vest accented with fur pelts. The vest is worn over a striped trade shirt. He is also wearing beaded pants and moccasins as well as a jeweled ring and what appear to be silver armbands. The image has been captioned in the negative, "Dick U.S. Police" and a pencil annotation on the reverse of the card reads, "He was a police with the Ute tribe." Nice image. Minor soiling. After the use of Indians to police the reservations was first tried with success by John Clum, agent of the Apaches on the San Carlos Reservation, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt recommended the general adoption of an Indian police force in his annual report of 1877. Congress approved and authorized the hiring of 480 Native American police officers in 1878 and upped the total to 900 in 1879. (See Prucha's Documents on United States Indian Policy and U.S. Statutes at Large, 20:86, 315.) Some have suggested that many USIP officers were given Deputy U.S. Marshal commissions that allowed them to cross jurisdictional boundaries and also to arrest non-Indians. David Rodocker first opened a studio in Winfield, Kansas in 1871 and traveled throughout the west taking photos in 1877, 1880, and from 1887 to 1894. Very scarce; as of 2017, only three other images of a Native American policeman are found in auction records. One of those images was identical to this one and it identified the policeman as "Dick Wass" of the "Unitah & Ouray Utah Indian Police.".

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Die kunst- und kulturgeschichtlichen Denkmale des deutschen Kaisers Adolf von Nassau.

      Dieses interessante und tolle Buch von Marabini ist 1890 erschienen. Es sind die kunst- und kulturgeschichtlichen Denkmale des deutschen Kaisers Adolf von Nassau. Eine Erinnerungsschrift an den 600. Jahrestag seines Heldentodes. Auf der ersten Seite ist eine Widmung vom Autor Edmund Marabini eingetragen . Außerdem sind zwei Bilder vom Autor beiliegend. Die Marbinis waren eine der ältesten bayerischen Artillerie-Offiziers- Familien!!

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        Abraham Lincoln: A History (ten volumes)

      New York: The Century Co., 1890 Complete in ten volumes. First bound edition, following the serialized version published in Century Magazine. Green textured cloth with gilt letting. Top edges gilded, and other remain un-cut. Lettering on spines is just slightly faded, though remains very clear. Covers and edges show scattered light scuffs and rubbing. Slight wear at some corners and spine ends. Small book plate on front paste downs. Volume remains tight and are otherwise clean and intact. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . First Edition, Thus. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Oeuvres de Rabelais. Texte collationné sur les éditions originales avec une vie de l’auteur, des notes et un glossaire par Louis Moland, illustrations de Gustave Doré.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, Libraires-éditeurs, Paris 1890 - 1 volume en 2 tomes, in-4° Jésus, reliure demi chagrin rouge, plats papier jaspé rouge, Tome I : XLVII pp. avertissement et Vie de Rabelais + 584 pp. Portrait de Rabelais en frontispice, 29 compositions hors texte et vignettes dans le texte gravées sur bois - Tome II : 632 pp. 31 compositions hors texte et nombreux dessins gravés sur bois dans le texte. Coiffes très légèrement usées, coins légèrement usés, bordures de pied légèrement usées, page de garde jaunies, mors internes supérieurs fendus, rares et infimes rousseurs, intérieur très frais. Bel exemplaire. Un des plus beaux livres de Gustave Doré. Dans cet ouvrage, Gustave Doré a déployé un pittoresque et une verve graphique où rejaillit tout le délire bon vivant du curé de Meudon. Mêlant le fantastique au réalisme, l’épique au grotesque, ponctuant les paysages de vieux châteaux, les cités de mâchicoulis, de tourelles et de poternes, l’imagination de l’artiste est à l’unisson des outrances, de la gaieté démesurée, de la caricature outrancière de l’auteur. in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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        IDUNA. Zeitschrift für Dichtung und Kritik. Hgg. von der Freien deutschen Gesellschaft für Literatur in Wien. Hefte 1-7, 1. u. 2. Jahrgang 1892/93.

      Gr.-8. Zus. 144 S.(Fortlaufende Paginierung). OBrosch. m. schwarzgedr. Tit. Einbde. rissig, tlw. fleckig u. gebräunt, im Seitensteg etw. angeschmutzt, 3 Einbandeckel tlw. od. ganz abgelöst, Vorderdeckel v. Hft.1 wasserfl., im Text papierbed. tlw. gebräunt. Vgl. Dietzel/Hügel II Weiermair Helmut, Lit. Zeitschr. Österreichs v. 1890-1900. Organ der gleichnamigen Vereinigung konservativer katholischer Wiener Schriftsteller. Iduna bestand zwischen 1891 und 1904 und wurde von dem österreichischen Dichter Johann Fercher von Steinwand (eig. Johann Kleinfercher, 1828-1902) als Kontrapunkt gegen Naturalismus und Jung-Wien ins Leben gerufen. Der Iduna gehörten unter anderem R. von Kralik, M. delle Grazie und R. Steiner an. Als 1896 der Schriftsteller Richard Kralik zusammen mit einigen Getreuen die Iduna verließ um sich dem Verband katholischer Schriftsteller und Schriftstellerinnen Österreichs anzuschließen, war dies eigentlich schon der Anfang vom Ende dieses Bundes. Als 1904 eine weitere Gruppe die Iduna verließ um sich der Wiener Schriftsteller-Genossenschaft anzuschließen, wurde die Iduna aufgelöst. - Sehr seltene, da nur für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft Iduna hergestellte Vereinszeitschrift und daher kaum nachzuweisen. Uns vorliegende Hefte sind vermutlich alles erschienene. "Nrn.1-6 erschienen ab 1. März 1892, Nr.7 1893 dann wurde das Blatt stillschweigend eingestellt" (vgl. dazu Weiermair S.2). Bei Dietzel/Hügel ist vermerkt "Nicht zu erlangen, 1891-93 nachgewiesen". Geleitet von dem österreichischen Schriftsteller, Journalisten und engstem Jugendfreund Rudolf Steiners in Wien Fritz Lemmermayer (1857-1932) der ein führendes Mitglied der Schriftstellervereinigung war. Mit Beiträgen von Fercher v. Steinwand, Fritz Lemmermayer, Richard Kralik, Adolf Pichler, delle Grazie, Robert Plöhn, Hans Fraungruber, Guido List u.a.

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        The Defense of Charleston Harbor Including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent Islands. 1863-1865

      Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 276pp., clxxvii Appendix. Illustrated. Folding plans, maps. Red cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine. Front and rear hinge tissue repaired. Last folding plate "sections of Fort Sumter" has closed tears at the folds and edge creases. Light shelf wear to cloth. 1947 gift inscription on right front flyleaf. Howes J 138.

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      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [7] 8-278 [279-280: ads] [1] 2-8: reviews of Morris's The House of the Wolfings, fly leaves at front and rear, frontispiece illustration by Walter Crane, original burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow-green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Termed the "author's edition," this was, in fact, an unauthorized printing following the original COMMONWEAL text. The authorized text was published the following year by Reeves & Turner with added material. "First published in the COMMONWEAL in 1890 as a direct response to Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD (1888), Morris's dream-vision calls up his beloved 14th century. Squalor, poverty, and all signs of urban industrialization have vanished. Neither politics nor family tyranny constrains humankind. All do as they please in their own manner and have as a reward a sense of creation and service." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-69. "... NEWS FROM NOWHERE is not, as has so often been said, a turning back to an earlier kind of civilization, but rather a look forward to what might be when men once more assert better control over the things they have themselves created -- whether it be society itself or the machines which are so much a part of that society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 134-36. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-128; (1987) 1-69; and (2004) II-788. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1562. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 584. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 17. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 161. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 823. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 86. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1516-520. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 46. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10413. Early owner's dated signature at top edge of front flyleaf. Extremities of cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. An attractive copy of a scarce book. (#151304)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        An Ode to the Lake Bass

      [New York: Privately Printed, 1890. First edition. Illustrated by the author. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Publisher's cloth with bass in color leaping for a fly, author's signature lower right. A BEAUTY BEST COPY WE HAVE SEEN. First edition. Illustrated by the author. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. BEAUTY. Canto I, "To the Oswego or Large Mouth Bass" Canto II, "To the Black or Small Mouth Bass" Bruns S98 "Extremely Rare"; Wetzel p. 209 "Only a few copies printed ... Rare"

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        How the Other Half Lives

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Trow's printing and Bookbinding Company listed at base of copyright page Very Good with toning to edges of covers, rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, bump to crown. Tissue guard at frontis browned and causing offsetting to adjacent pages (title page and frontis illustration of Gotham Court). Pages toned. A pioneering work of photojournalism documenting New York City's poor lower class living in squalid conditions at the turn of the century.

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        Paesaggio alpino con lago.

      1890 - Olio su tela di cm 74x51 e con cornice di cm 77x53. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        In Darkest Africa; or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.:

      London: Sampson Low & Co. 1890 - This edition has 62 plates and Stanley's signature in gilt on the front cloth, whereas the usual first edition has 36, with the cloth decorated with map of Africa. The first volume of this set contains an introduction by J. Scott Keltie on Mr. Stanley's African career with 5 full-page and 1 small illustration not called for in the list of plates. A very good copy in original maroon cloth, the upper cover with the author's signature in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing, waterstain on upper cover of volume 2. Subscribers edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xv, xxxii, 529; xv, 472, [11 (advertisements), 62 plates, 3 folding coloured maps, with a coloured section, 105 illustrations in the text.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1890 [i.e. 1889].. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7] 8 [8a-8b] [9] 10-250, original bevel-edged brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in and gold and blind, rear panel ruled in blind, t.e.g. First edition. Issued simultaneously by Routledge in cloth and in yellowback format (see Topp, p. 401). "Sensational weird thriller of murder, mayhem and madness embellished with numerous supernatural elements, including a family curse, ghostly visitations, a spectral violin with music, etc. Horror piled upon horror, as was the convention of the time, but entertaining as an example of the 'raw head and bloody bones' side of Victorian weird fiction, lurid and unsophisticated." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05477. Wolff 2264 (recording the yellowback issue). Small water spot on front cover, spine panel and upper edges show some age-darkening, mild foxing to endpapers, a very good or better copy. (#136407)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Pauvre Pierrot

      Leon Vanier, Paris 1890 - No place, no date (Paris: Leon Vanier, circa 1890) Small folio, royhal blue boards with diagonal lettering and large vignette of Pierrot with a nimbus around his head, hanging from a lamp post, all in silver. Covers reconnected with a new spine in matching cloth, contents secured with new envelope flaps and velcro closure. Clean and bright. Complete with 41 loose sheets, as issued, including pictorial title and preface by the author. Each plate, except the title and preface, is followed by another plate containing the text in the hand of the authro and includes another drawing. Entirely engraved on chine. Willette contributed to the french illustrated press, decorated the nightclub Le Chat Noir and painted the ceiling of the music hall La Cigale. Pierrot, his alter-ego is the metaphor for the artist's plight in society. He falls in love with a wordly and greedy woman, is ridiculed and commits suicide. Size: Small Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        British New Guinea: Parliamentary Papers [1886-1890]

      Melbourne: Melbourne, Government Printer, 1890. Undetermined. very good. 1st thus. Folio. Bound in navy blue coloured half morocco and decorative cloth with five raised bands, gilt decorations and lettering to the spine. Some minor scuffing to the spine. Minor foxing and soiling on some of the reports and on some of the folding maps. This collection contains five early Parliamentary reports from 1886-1890. Some of the reports feature illustrated plates, folding maps and charts: 6 folding maps at the end of the 1890 report, 1 folding at the end of the 1889 report and 1 folding at the end of the 1886 report. very good An interesting collection of the reports prepared for Parliament on British New Guinea from 1886 to 1890, which is now known as the two countries Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Contains a fascinating appendix of "Native Dialects", including translations of common phrases of the time. Also features lists of insects collected, flora and fauna of the region and several fairly large folding maps. A truly unique and rare item! 1890

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        Die Baukunst Spaniens Dargestellt in Ihren Hervorragendsten Werken, Darstellt von Max Junghandel, Architect; 2 vols

      Gilbers'sche Konigl. Hof-Verlagsbuchhandlung / J. Bleyl, Dresden - Two volumes. First edition, no date--ca. 1890. Folios, bound in library buckram with leather spine labels, heavily illustrated, Good ex-library copies with typical treatments (bookplates, labels on spines, etc.), wear to the outer pages including creasing and tearing, soiling to some pages and to the page-edges, wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the books including fraying and loss, wear to the spine-labels including loss. Text in German. Uncommon set. These two volumes are large and quite heavy and will require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Bonnie Little People

      Frederick A Stokes Company, New York - 1890. First edition. Thin folio half blue cloth and color pictorial paper-covered boards. Illustrated with 6 magnificent full-page chromolithographic plates by Humphrey. Neat Christmas gift inscription on the front free endpaper, which is neatly reinforced at the gutter. Covers with overall light soil and rubbing. Lower corners of front and rear boards with creases, not affecting contents. The unusually large plates (10 ½ by 14 inches) are fine and fresh. A nice copy of a very scarce Humphrey title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Sammelband mit 25 Augsburger Trachtendarstellungen.

      25 teils goldgehöhte kolorierte gest. Kupferstiche. HLdr. um 1890. Folio. Vgl. Lipperheide DdD 2/3. - Knapp beschnitten und auf 13 Kartonblätter montiert. Etwas fleckig und wneig wasserrandig, einige Farbwischer. Mit kl. Fehlstellen, Einrissen oder Überklebungen. - Farblithograph. Exlibris Scheler von Lorenz M. Rheude (Dchutt-Rehem 38.202).

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      - Oblong folio (28x37 cm). With 23 stiff card leaves. Containing 55 albumen photos mounted on the leaves and one loose. The photos range in format from ca. 20x28 to ca. 8x10 cm. A few smaller ones and 14 large images. Many images captioned on mounts in pencil or ink. Contemporary ¾ calf with green buckram covers, a little rubbed at edges, mounts mildly warped, but overall a very good album. The album includes 2 very strong images at the beginning: 'Marseille - Quai et Bassin de la Joliette; and Marseille - Perspective de la rue de Noaille, both from the professional photo studio ND Phot. France. Marseille. The following images are the report of the voyage to Port Said and the Suez Canal (5 images: including a battle ship cruising the cannal; entrance and exit of the Suez Cannal, etc.), view of Colombo harbor; fishing boats at the Colombo jetty; the Grand Oriental hotel in Colombo; Colombo Lake; the «Lion's mouth» canal with canal boats and their pole men; a mountain pass with tea on the slope; a section of amateur snapshots showing the Europeans who were on this trip; 15 views of Kandy, with various gardens, streets, pavilions, temples, the Morankande Plumbago Mines; the Maryland Estate; etc. Following this are several random views including an elephant working; a European lady on horseback; a child and a man posing; several amateur snapshots of streets and buildings (some faded); and more images of plantations or gardens, etc. Location/localizacao: 5-1-A-5

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      Lille. Societe de Saint-Augustin DESCLEE de Brouwer. 1890 - Folio 21x15 inches, original publisher's buckram backed printed boards. Title, preface and 27 colour printed maps with accompanying leaves of text, accessible via tabs. Complete. Some wear to the boards, the front free endpaper torn and one tab slightly torn- otherwise internally a very good copy of this rare atlas. The areas covered by the Societe des Missions-Etrangeres include Tibet, Burma, Siam and near areas, Korea, some of Japan and some of China. No auction record via ABPC has ever been recorded and there is no reference to this atlas except as here below. Adrien Launay (1853-1927) entre au seminaire des Missions etrangeres en 1874. Il est ordonne pretre le 24 février 1877. Il part pour la Cochinchine le 5 avril de la meme annee. Il est nomme a My Tho, comme vicaire et aumonier de l'hopital militaire. En 1879, il est charge du district de Cai-de et Cai-thia. Il tombe malade peu apres, et doit alors se reposer au sanatorium de Bethanie de Hong Kong. Il est oblige en 1882 de rentrer en France- on his return he published many books on the missions including - Il publie aussi un atlas des Missions de la Societe des Missions Etrangeres. COPAC shows only one copy held at the British Library. Except for this online reference to the atlas, no other information about it has been found. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Famous Castles & Temples in Japan

      [Kelly n.d., ca. 1890s], Tokio - Quite attractively produced and uncommon plate book; one in a series of at least six similar albums issued by Ogawa between 1890 and 1896, all illustrating typical scenes and scenery of Japan. Ogawa was a founding member of the Japan Photographic Society (1889) and the founder, that same year, of one of the first collotype businesses in Japan, the Ogawa Shashin Seihan. (See Terry Bennett's Photography in Japan, 1853-1912 (2013).) OCLC locates four copies in North America as of February, 2017, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard, and the Public Libraries of Cincinnati and Seattle. WENCKSTERN (Japanese Empire ) II:p.9. Oblong folio (26.5x37.5cm.); publisher's string-bound decorative limp paper-covered boards, printed paper label mounted to upper cover and speckled with gilt, all edges gilt, green- and gilt-speckled endpapers; [2]pp. & 35 leaves of hand-colored collotype plates, captions printed in English, tissue guards present; colophon printed in Japanese bound in rear. Very light soil to boards, some minor toning and shelf wear along extremities, else a Very Good, internally fine, copy. Imprint provided by OCLC no. 41704225. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1890 - [ATLAS]. ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON Vol. 7 BRIGHTON MASS. Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley & Co., 1890. Folio. 22" Contains 30 double page maps - outline and index map and 29 plates - measuring 32" x 22" with only slight marginal staining near spine at head. Maps are drawn at scale of either 600, 100 or 150 ft/inch. Bound in 1/2 leather, missing much of leather covering and has detached and chipped FFEP. Front hinge very weak.

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        Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen. Ausgearbeitet und vervollständigt von Dr. Robert Fricke. Vol. 1: Grundlegung der Theorie. Vol. 2: Fortbildung und Anwendung der Theorie.

      Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1890. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1890-1892. 8vo (242 x 161 mm). xix [1], 764; xv [1], 712 pp. Several diagrams in text. Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards (extremities rubbed), gilt-lettered spine, sprinkled edges. Paper little age-toned, occasional minor spotting, slight foxing to titl-pages. Still very good, unmarked copy. ----DSB VII, p.398. FIRST EDITION of this important work on elliptic function theory by the well known German mathematician. Felix Klein (1849-1925) is best known for his work in non-euclidean geometry, for his work on the connections between geometry and group theory, and for results in function theory. He considered equations of degree greater than four and was particularly interested in using transcendental methods to solve the general equation of the fifth degree. After building on methods due to Hermite and Kronecker he went on to completely solve the problem using the group of the icosahedron. This work led him to consider elliptic modular functions which he studied and presented in a series of basic papers. In collaboration with Robert Fricke he finally presented the complete theory in the present extensive work that is still indispensable for research (DSB). Very Good.

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      Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company,. 1890. original pictorial mustard cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, green floral patterned endpapers.. Bookplate of fantastic fiction collector William Harry Hopkins. affixed to the front paste-down. Some spotting and soiling to cloth,. some wear at spine ends and corner tips, early owner's signature. (somewhat smeared) on flyleaf, small soil mark at bottom left corner. of copyright page, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#151785). First edition. Travelers in the Colorado Rockies come across a strange device that allows communication from Saturn, a world whose society and technology are much advanced over those of the earth. "A miraculous invention establishes communication with a Saturnian who describes the history of his nation, which mirrors America until a religious hero appears and proves the 'transmigration' of all experience. The population is reformed, and progress is interrupted only by a war between robots and man: a fearful result of over dependence on technology." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 188. "Eccentric novel with elements of social theory, cosmology, and pneumatology ... Imaginative, with many odd and interesting ideas, but without the literary skill or mental discipline to develop them properly." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 445. For a lengthy discussion of the novel see Ben Fuson, "Three Kansas Utopian Novels of 1890," Extrapolation, XII (December 1970), pp. 7-24. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 172. Kopp 771. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy I, p. 54. Negley, Utopian Literature 220. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 185. Bleiler (1978), p. 45. Reginald 03164. Wright (III) 1142. Not in Sargent or Lewis.

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        The Novels.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, c.1890. 8 volumes bound in 7, octavo (177 x 120mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and dark brown morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Engraved title pages. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, some wear to board edges, spines a little rubbed, overall an excellent set. A new edition. An attractively bound set of Eliot's works.

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        Souvenir de Constantinople. (= Einbd.tit.).

      [Konstantinopel], Sébah & Joailler o.J. (um 1890). - Quer-8°. 15 Kartonbll. auf Leinenfälzchen m. 30 mont. Orig.photgr. m. hs. Bildunterschriften (Albuminabzüge, Bildformat ca. 16,5 x 12 cm, meist in der Platte betitelt, teils mit Fotografenangabe und Nummerierung). Roter OHalblederbd. m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel (in arabischer u. lateinischer Schrift), blindgepr. Deckelrahmen u. umseit. Rottschnitt. Einbd. angestaubt u. an den Kapitalen etw. abgerieben, die Kartonbll. etw. gebräunt u. stockfl. Souvenir-Album von Konstantinopel für den sich seinerzeit etablierenden Orient-Tourismus mit 30 photographischen Aufnahmen aus dem bedeutenden Fotostudio Sébah & Joailler. Das Fotostudio wurde 1857 in Istanbul von Pascal Sébah (1823-1886), einem der führenden Photographen im osmanischen Reich, gegründet. Nach dem Tod des Gründers wurde der französische Photograf Policarpe Joaillier (1848-1904) 1884/85 zum Partner und führte das Unternehmen schließlich unter dem Namen Sébah-Joaillier weiter. Stilistisch fotografierte er in der Tradition des Ateliergründers weiter und es entstand eine groß angelegte Serie von Landschafts- und Monumentalfotografien von Instanbul. Die Firma erhielt das Recht, den Titel Photographen des Sultans zu tragen. Die Fotografien wurden unter anderem zur Illustration von wissenschaftlichen Werken über den Orient verwendet. 1890 übernahm der nun 18-jährige Sohn des Gründers, Jean-Pascal Sébah, das Geschäft. Die lange und komplexe Firmengeschichte macht es schwierig, die Urheberschaft der einzelnen Aufnahmen eindeutig nachzuvollziehen. Hinweise geben die Signaturen: Jean Pascal Sébah hatte die Signatur seines Vaters P. Sebah um seine Initialen auf J. P. Sebah erweitert, Joaillier wiederum signierte mit Sebah & Joaillier. Bei unserem Album sind 15 Aufnahmen mit 'Sebah & Joaillier' u. nur eine Aufnahme m. 'P. Sébah' gezeichnet, die übrigen sind nicht signiert. - Die Aufnahmen zeigen Typen, Straßenszenen und Bauwerke. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Moseman's Illustrated Guide for Purchasers of Horse Furnishing Goods, Novelties, and Stable Appointments, Imported and Domestic

      New York, London, Paris, Berlin, & Moscow: C. M. Moseman & Bros. n.d. [ca. 1890s]. Folio. 303pp; 2pp ads printed in blue & black bound in p. 70-71. Printed by E.D. Slater; chromolithographs by E. D. Croker, both of New York. Striking chromolithograph title-page & 10 chromolighograph plates; 1000+ detailed illustrations of all items relating to the horse including halters, muzzles, halter ties, hitching weights, oils, dressings, stallion shields, boots, toe weights, bitting harness, hopples, spreaders, cart saddles, collars, riding & driving bits, whip sockets, whips, hunting crops, ornaments, chains, snaps, clothing, saddles, veterinary preparations, stable requisites such as brushes, curry cards, brooms, forks, and much more. Wear to extremities; small dampstain to upper rear board; spine lightly faded; section of ffep has torn at hinge and is adhered to inside front board owner name else very good; internally clean and tight. A nice copy of an uncommon sales catalog. One of the finest equestrian trade catalogues of the 19th century produced by a leading New York City firm, C.M. Moseman and Brothers, offering a vast range of high-quality equine goods. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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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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        Négro Mendiant.

      1890. ca. 1890. Original photograpg, albumen print, 24,8 x 18,7 cm. KEYWORDS:algeria/alger/photo

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        Jeune fille arabe.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 24,8 x 18,7 cm. Photograph no 2491. KEYWORDS:algeria/alger/photo

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      first edition, printed in 350 copies on laid, ours one of 50 copies signed by Paul Verlaine.Binding half gray-blue morocco with corners, back with five nerves, date tail, net gilded on the boards, and contreplats paper guards at the vessel, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head on witnesses lined morocco case gray- blue binding signed Lobstein-Laurenchet Bibliothèque artistique & littéraire Paris 1890 11,5x16cm relié

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        Original Photoalbum from ca. 1870 / 1880 with 37 original Albumen Print / Albumen Silver Print - Photographs of a Tour through Europe. With very interesting photographs of Ireland's favourite attractions in County Antrim , a large section of the Devon Region in England (The DEVON - Section includes 15 photographs alone), and some beautiful and rare early colour photographs of Luzern in Switzerland: Examples of images: 8. Bideford in Devon (Promenade with ships and people) / 9. Torrington - Devon (Town Mill Bridge) / 10. Torrington - Devon (Northern Bridge) / Two smaller photographs on one board: 11. Torrington - Devon (Castle Ruins) / 12. Torrington - Devon - (Near Railway Station) / Two smaller photographs on board: 13. Torrington - Devon

      Devon, ca.1870/1880/1890. - Oblong - Quarto. 37 plates. Hardcover. Recently, professionally rebound in half leather with gilt lettering on spine. The large photographs in very good condition. The Album includes: SWITZERLAND - Section: 1. Luzern / Lucerne (Large Panorama from behind the Hotel) / 2. Luzern Panorama (from Pilatus) / 3. Flüelen - (Urnersee / Vierwaldstättersee / Lake Lucerne) - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / / 4. Luzern / Lucerne (with Steamships / Dampfer im Hafen mit Stadtpanorama) - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 5. Rolandseck und Siebengebirge (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 6. Rigi - Kaltbad - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 7. Mattalp und Alpnachersee - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / DEVON - Section: 8. Bideford in Devon (Promenade with ships and people) / 9. Torrington - Devon (Town Mill Bridge) / 10. Torrington - Devon (Northern Bridge) / Two smaller photographs on one board: 11. Torrington - Devon (Castle Ruins) / 12. Torrington - Devon - (Near Railway Station) / Two smaller photographs on board: 13. Torrington - Devon - (The Avenue) / 14. Torrington - Devon (Valley of Rocks / Castle Rock) / 15. Lynton - North Devon / 16. Lynton - North Devon (Castle Rock) / 17. Lynmouth - Watersmeet / 18. Lynmouth (Bridge /Watersmeet near Lynmouth) / 19. Lynmouth (Picturesque Harbourscene with old fisherhuts on left) / 20. Ilfracombe - North Devon (from the Tours Walk - Top of the Hill) / 21. Ilfracombe - Tour Walk / 22. Ilfracombe - View from Capstone Hill / SCOTLAND / FIRTH of FORTH: 23. The Forth Railway Bridge (the world’s first major steel bridge) from Northwest / WALES: 24. Carnarvon Castle - North Wales / IRELAND - SECTION: 25. Giant's Causeway - County Antrim (General View of the Giant's Causeway & Headlands) / 26. Dunkerry Cave with Rowing Boat (Gian'ts Causeway) / 27. Giant's Causeway / 28. Giant's Causeway / 29. Giant's Causeway / 30. Rope-Bridge Carrick-A-Rede (with man in the middle of the rope-bridge) / 31. Rope-Bridge Carrick-A-Rede (Photograph from a distance with man in the middle of the bridge and remains of a Balloon on the Cliffs) / 32. Bishop's Gate - Derry / Two smaller photographs on one board: 33. Bishop Street - Derry / 34. The Palace - Derry / 35. Ferry Quay - Derry / 35. Walkers Monumnet - Londonderry / 36. Canterbury - Cathedral / 37. Martyrs Monument - Edinburgh /

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        Maritime Letterbook and Manuscript Diaries of Lieut. Blake, Centering on His Service in China as a Customs Officer and Tidewaiter at the Kowloon Customs Station, Largely Focused on the Confiscation of Opium from Chinese Junks in Hong Kong Harbour

      British Hong Kong, 1890-1897., 1890. The archive comprises 1 manuscript journal serving as worklog and letterbook, 2 manuscript diaries with one pencil drawing, 1 manuscript postcard, 2 cabinet card photographs, and 1 hand painted portrait on silk made in China. Folio logbook (1890-1893), half roan over marbled boards, manuscript label to front, 177 pages in manuscript. Two folio Kelly and Walsh one-week format 'Diary and Almanac' volumes, with daily manuscript diary entries made in 1895 and 1896, over 120 pages each, complete with all the ads. Two cabinet card photographs showing officer Blake at different periods of his naval career, one of which was produced by Chinese photographer Pun Lun in Hong Kong in 1892, the other made in Brisbane and inscribed in manuscript to verso "last photograph taken" showing Blake circa 1897-1900 in the uniform of the Queensland Marine Defence Force. Photographs measure approximately 13 x 19 cm; mount sizes vary. The postcard was sent by Blake from Tientsin 16 September 1903, to a Mrs. A. Harrison in Brisbane, and bears three Chinese postmarks. The silk painting is a portrait of officer Blake as a young marine, made during one of his earliest tours to China, circa 1873. One cabinet card mount spilt at center although photograph shows only a crease, logbbok boards showing wear and hinge has recent reinforcement, otherwise the lot in very good condition, preserved with care and contained together in a large purpose-made clamshell box for extra protection. A superlative China maritime archive with exceedingly scarce firsthand accounts of the incessant conflict during Britain's crusade for control over the opium trade, comprising manuscript journals and original photographs of a resolute and notable though little-known privateersman. Putting into perspective the scarcity of the present accounts, one must take note that when Blake was given command of the China Imperial Customs vessel Kwan-Tin, and thus began the first working logbook, there were only two such vessels, the latter having just been launched in 1889. Each vessel was commanded by two men who led a crew of Chinese mariners. Lieutenant William Henry Blake whose employment as a Customs Officer in actuality resembled that of a privateer. Officer-in-charge of the steamship C.L. Kwan-Tin [and subsequently other vessels] Captain Blake, and his crew, followed informants' leads, pursued and boarded vessels seeking to seize opium in an ongoing effort by the British efforts to maintain a strict monopoly on the opium trade. This was not his first time chasing vessels at sea; as a young marine in the Royal Navy he learned and perfected the skills of tracking and apprehending whilst on a privateer in pursuit of slave ships. Blake's life was most adventurous, having been born in Ireland and breaking free of difficult family circumstances in his teenage years, starting with nothing as a young lad and being virtually adopted by the Royal Navy. To aid in combatting the slave trade, and, unknowingly at the time, to begin a life-long career as a notable mariner, he set out to sea. An expat who had settled in Australia by 1880, he served many years in that colonial navy as well, returning to China as an interpreter during the Boxer Rebellion. Details of his appointments and movements in the China customs service are found in the Customs Gazette, in the China Imperial Maritime Customs Service List, and some also in the first journal of the present archive: - His first appointment with Customs was on 15 November 1887, at Kowloon, being assigned to the ship called Anthon Gunther - In June 1888 he received a promotion and was named Officer-in-Charge of the Revenue Launches vessel "Cum Sing" at Lappa (the Lappa customs office had just opened in April) - In April 1889 he was transferred to the R.L."Kong Sing" - In July 1889 he was made Officer-in-Charge of Cruising Launch "Kwan-Tin" - On 1 October 1890 he was a launch officer, posted at 3º Coast, when a new appointment and post was given him, being promoted to second class tidewater (out-door) and moved to Kowloon - In February 1892 he was transferred to the R.L."Kai Pan" - In June 1892 he was made Officer-in-Charge of R.L. "Kong Sing" According to the present documents, in 1893 he went on leave to earn an official certificate in navigation - On 1 December 1894 he was a second class tidewater (detached) at Kowloon, and was moved to Chefoo - On 1 April 1895 he was a second class tidewater (detached) at Chefoo, and was moved back to Kowloon In the 1892, 1894, and 1896 volumes of "The Directory & Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, etc..." published in Hong Kong, Crowe is named as a coast guard officer with Maritime Customs and a foreign resident at Kowloon, then as a tidewaiter and Officer-in-Charge (from 1894) of Cruising Launch Kwan-Tin at Kowloon, and as a tidewaiter for the Kowloon Taikwan Imperial Maritime Customs. Vivid imagery of a lively Hong Kong harbour replete with narcotics smuggling and expropriation is summoned by these rare surviving manuscript accounts of Britain's tenacious attempts to monopolize the opium-based economy. The earliest of the volumes is Blake's unofficial log book, where he makes notes on the activities and crew of the steamship C.L. Kwan Tin [C.L. stands for Cruising Launch]. Apart from one leading assistant, Mr. Hughes, his crew appears to consist mainly of Chinese men. He also records copies of the reports and requests submitted to his superior, the Commissioner of Customs at Kowloon [F.A. Morgan was commissioner at Kowloon from 1887 to 1890. By May 1892 it was J. Moleavy Brown.] Mainly monitoring than the harbours of Hong Kong's New Territories, beyond Po Toi island and the Tathong Channel, he is occasionally positioned off Chang Chow [Zhangzhou]. His appointment was one of many tasks, being in charge of everything related to the ship and the crew, from maintenance and repair of boat and equipment, arms and munitions, all stores and coal, ordering clothing and bedding, salaries and promotions of his seamen, commissions paid to informants, reporting all movements of the ship, recording sea battles and inspections, prisoners taken, suspicious vessels, and of course opium seized. Several confrontations arose with the captain of a vessel called "Victoria" which appears to have been a governor's steamer, although its captain non-compliance was cause for investigation. This was a risky era for anyone navigating Hong Kong's shorelines, not just customs officers and narcotics smugglers. Chinese informants and hired crewmen alike are hesitant to go into the Hong Kong office for their pay or to clear their accounts, for fear of being seen by opium traders. Occasionally the men would be sent to hospital for medical reasons and take the opportunity not to return to the ship. On at least two occasions Captain Blake reports a deserter. Following are some excerpts from the logbook, which spans from May 1890 to February 1893. "C.L. Kwan Tin Wednesday 14th May 1890. Midnight lying off Chang Chow under banked fires... Landed small armed men for target practice... Examined pouches and rifles... Inspected all arms..." "Friday, 30 May 1890. 11.00 am. Chased Fukin junk boarded her off Po Toi searched her and discovered 40 balls of opium under sand ballast. Seized junk and took her in tow." "23 June 1890. Mr. Stokes, Sir, I send in the following names as requested men whom I can recommend for promotion, Chung Chuen, Hon Chin, Lo Wing..." "3-4 August... I sent Mr. Hughes in second Gig under Tung Lung Island about 50 yards from the rocks bearing E SE. We kept together ... a lot of fishing boats about and the informer was confident that the opium boats if they came at all could not arrive until 2.00 am." "5 August... I feel quite shure that the four fish boats contained no opium as there was a lot of women on board, and as soon as the boatswain returned the fire the fish boats put about and returned from where they came... the informer stated that the men running the opium told him that they had run down the same way several times, and so there was a crew of six men in each boat all armed..." "31 August... the informer on last opium captured by Kwan Tin comes onboard every day to make enquiries about his money. He refuses to go into the office as he is afraid of being seen..." "5-7 Sept 90. Sir, after firing 6 pds Gun 2nd Dec 1889 I sent in a report... the port light screen was blown away... hatch was damaged while Kwan Tin was stationed off Macao... The only positions the gun can be fired in is on the port or starboard beam and then all glass must be removed by carpenter before firing or it will be broken by firing... 15 of Sept 1889 while chasing the junk Too Shun I fired 2 rounds... no time to remove glass from skylight..." "12 Sept 90. Mr. Markwick Sir, the bearer Kwak King is the informer on four chest of opium seized by Kwan Tin. " "15 Sept 90. Sir, I have the honour to forward the enclosed application from Feng Chan Tang Interpretor who has been with me since September 1888 in C.L. Cum Sing, Kong Ling and Kwan Tin... I highly recommend him... cruised to Poo-toy [Po Toi Islands]... anchored off Tung Lung... " "2 October 189... 11:15 Anchored off Tin Ha working boats... 4 October ... run down to Devil's Peak " "8 Oct 90... It has always been the custom on demanding for crews clothing... to supply winter clothing about October. I consider the blue serge suits quite goodenough for a few months more and might do this winter... blue jean suits are quite worn out also the caps and I think if the crew are supplied with 2 blue jean suits, cap and ribbon, 1 sash red (each), that this would do..." [A report from Blake's assistant Mr. Hughes] "25 October 90... On being sent to board the "Victoria" in a Gig... I was hailed... asked who I was. I replied Chinese Revenue... I was seized by the chest... pushed me back to my boat... I replied, I am very sorry you have to back to the Station... I then asked... whether you fly the blue ensign, he stated yes, sometimes the blue & sometimes the red... & he stated that he was a Gov't Officer & she is a Governors of Hong Kong private launcher.... the man seized me by the chest, he was in drink, and he did not treated me in a proper manner... " "21 Nov 1890... while cruising off Chung Hue [Tsing Yi island]... I saw a small launch at anchor... landing a number of Chinese in a Hong Kong sampan... they had not reported anywhere... ordered the Interpretor to tell them to report at Ly Chu Kok which they would not do... Mr. Hughes reported that the man in charge tried to run him into English waters and Mr. Hughes had to take the wheel from him... I placed the irons on him for a few minutes to frighten him... not more than 25 minutes..." "30 Nov 1890... to report movements...7.30 weighed anchor and run out to cruise. mid 12.00 anchored off Taing Kau... 3.30 anchored off Ma Wau... am 12.55 anchored off Pak Sa Wun..." "3 December 1890... I demanded bedding by Commissioner Morgan's orders on the 12 of August" 1889... received the following articles... 2 cushions at $5.00 each, 16 sheets 1.50... 8 blankets... obtained from A. Ling now trading under the name of Hing Ku. "12 December 1890... Hua Yu is a very good man and is capable of doing fireman duty... Chen Ying has left his mess account unpaid and they all do the same if they are paid in the head office." "3 January 1891... I have made a prisoner of the Ly pending your reply..." "19 January 1891... The Kwan Kap passed this morning at 7.30 without reporting. I got under way to give chase... she steams very much faster than the Kwan Tin... I was not shure if the above ship should be stopped as she belongs to the Northern Fleet. I am sending an armed party on shore every night..." "26 March 1891. Sir, please grant permission to give crew leave to visit their ancestors graves commencing from 1st of April..." "2 June 1891... some fishermen appealed me for assistance today. They were drying fish on the rocks under Devils Peak when the quarrymen came down and commenced to steal their fish and beat the fishermen..." "6 June 1891... Seaman's Lu Fu reason for wishing to leave is that he wished to go home to collect his Father and Mothers bones..." "12 July 1891... Seaman Hsu Fa refused to join at $7 per month... he tells me now he can get $12.00 per month in the 'Li Kin' to start on" "20 July 1891... Han Chan and Han Fa, brothers, request 4 days to go to Macao, from what I can ascertain, these two men are reported to the Macao authorities for informing on a salt smuggler which was captured by the 'Li Chuen' salt commissioners cruiser, and the Macao authorities failing to capture the above seamen, have arrested the father and eldest brother... they say they are not guilty..." "27 August 1891... the informer came on board last night at 7.30 pm with information on five chests of opium from Hong Kong to Taing Kau a village opposite N.W. Chen Hue and he stated they were well armed and would shure fight. I borrowed a native boat... and I shall work the same tonight." "23 November 1891. Sir, I have the honour of report capturing a saltpeter boat after a lot of trouble... I have one man a smuggler on board..." "24 December 1891... information on 8 chests of opium to be run from Hong Kong to Taing Kau. I maned two private sampans and two gigs and worked on above information..." "19th January 1892... Pun Lun photographer came out at my request... some of the Kwan Tin crew that were not on boat duty asked and I granted permission for them to board on the beach alongside of the launch for the purpose of being taken in a group [photograph]." "4 August 1892... saw a native Chinese, jump overboard from a merchant steamer... the steamer didn't stop to render assistance... the interpretor went over in the gig and picked him up. Man's name - Fang Loi... states that he was being kidnapped... the man states she was a Singapore ship. I have detained the man on board pending orders..." "17 Dec 1892... information on four boats which leave Hong Kong for Chep Pau, they take 8 or 10 chests out every trip... every ten days... fishing boats. The above informant was the same that informed on the 9 ½ chest of opium captured by 'Kong Sing' in June 1890... If I am allowed to go out and meet the opium boats... if the Commissioner will grant me permission to work this... I can catch the opium..." "Kong Sing 15 February 1893... steamed into 7 feet of water and dropped gig in charge of Mr. Ware with prisoners, 4 armed men, and two boat keepers... to deliver prisoners, and take receipt for them from San Gu magastrate who examined prisoners." "2 March 1893. Sir, I wish to pass the Marine Board, for a certificate in navigation"... also the necessary leave... End Excerpts. The second volume, a diary kept by Captain Blake in the year 1895, is replete with accounts of violence in the nefarious world of smugglers and pirates including at-sea incidents of shooting, beating, a sword attack on an elderly woman, murders and mutinies - circumstances which offer no reprieve from the ongoing Sino-Japanese War. Killings, suicide, and decisive moments in the Battle of Weihaiwei are also noted. [The Battle of Weihaiwei took place between 20 January and 12 February 1895 in Weihai, Shandong Province, between the forces of the Empire of Japan and Qing Empire.] Evidently having taken well to the sea, and also to China itself, he decided to learn the language. [This would prove most advantageous in serving the Australian Navy during the Boxer Rebellion, when he would return as an interpretor of Chinese.] In the early part of the year, Blake is in Tientsin studying Chinese. He jots down news of the Sino-Japanese War including the Battle of Weihaiwei and suicide of Admiral Ding Ruchang. A lovely pencil drawing of the Great Wall at Shenhaiguan shows its terminus, which is also known as Old Dragon's Head. Post studies he returns to Hong Kong as Commander of the launch Kwan Lui, again patrolling between islands, harbours and coves. A new patrolling boundary is drawn in this period, owing to political pressure and rising unrest between the Chinese and the English. The Chinese were increasingly utilizing British legal systems to dispute arrests and charges. At the end of the volume are various tallies of his expenses. Excerpts from Captain Blake's 1895 diary: 30 January 1895... "Studying Chinese. Rumours of Japanese landing 25000 men to capture Wei Hai Wei." 1 February. "Rumours of the S.E. Forts, Wei Hai Wei being taken by Japanese. Chinese soldiers bottled as usual." 4 February. "Rumours of Wei Hai Wei being captured" 5 February... "many Europeans were killed at the capture of Wei Hai Wei, also that Admiral McClure and Mr. Tyler were killed by their own men" 6 February... "We may expect the Japanese here now at any moment, still at headquarters studying Chinese... we are helpless to help the Chinese in the present war... Conflicting news re Wei Hai Wei, and Japanese movements, General Liu Kung Gi Viceroy of Nankin [Li Hongzhang] took command tonight at Shan.Hai." 7 February. "Wei Hai Wei is taken by the Japanese... the Chinese had blown up their ships rather than be taken..." 9 February. "General von Hanneken on the road to Pekin rumour that three comps of Chinese soldiers had mutinied, killed their officers, and were marching on Pekin..." 14 February. "The Japanese are landing at Chiekoo 40 miles from the Takoo [Taku] Forts, lively times... heavy snow storm, went up to Tientsin..." 18 February... "heard today that General Ting had raised a flag of treuce to the Japanese Admiral offering to surrender on condition that he would spare the lives of Europeans employed at Wei Hai Wei, rumoured the Japanese would not come to terms..." 19 February... "heard that all the Europeans from Wei Hai Wei had reached Chefoo all safe liberated by the Japanese... very sorry to hear today that the grand old man Admiral Ting had committed suicide, also the General commanding, on surrendering the remains of the fleet, and the loss of the defences... Japanese intended to march overland from Wei Hai Wei, seizing the Grand Canal, with a view of stopping the Imperial Court from escaping south..." 21 February... "Japanese Man of War ran into Chefoo with the body of Admiral Ting, and other officers who had committed suicide, at the fall of Wei Hai Wei...." [officers named] 26 February... "spent the evening with Mr. Makish secretary of the Chinese Admiralty, I can now understand the Chinese losing the various battles, and things in regards to the Chinese navy..." 27 February... "went for a long walk down the Takoo road with B. Taylor, we both carried revolvers as a safeguard" 17 March ... "I am about to be paid off, orders arrived for my transfer to Kowloon" 24 April. "Proceeded to Hong Kong, report to Head Office for duty..." 27 May. "Seizure of Opium sold at Lai Chi Yok... rumour about that pirates intended raiding the station" 31 July. "Heard this morning that one of the 'Kwan Tin' gigs was seized by the Police in San Yi Wan last night... on duty as usual, while away took out their arms and ammunition left it a Foti Chou station picked up by their friends... went into English waters... there will be the devil to pay..." 6 August. "Heard news today, missionary ladies and children brutally murdered at Kuei Tein Fukin Province also heard that opium seized by Kwan Tin is disputed as usual by Hong Kong Opium farmer as being seized in English waters, one of our men picked up today dead, drowned on duty." 9 August. "Great trial comes off tomorrow at Hong Kong re our violating British waters complaint laid by smugglers who lost the opium captured by Kwan Tin" 15 August. "Received information on 12 chests of opium to be run into Mirs Bay... two suspicious looking boats... armed gig... when I drew near and hailed the boats... men getting their rifles, women and children yelling... beating alarm drums... they had taken us for pirates..." 17 August... "captured the opium boats and found they had thrown it overboard, took their Captains Prisoners... turned over to Chinese authorities" 2 September. "Discovered an unknown wreck of the San Shu Taeling... " 13 September. "Came across a small junk... one old woman her hands were very much cut with sword cuts also her back and had been robbed of everything, sent her to head office." 24 September. "Chasing Opium smugglers as usual." 20 October. "Picked up a junk capsized today..." 12 November... "received private instructions re new boundary for Revenue work, this places us right clear of English waters... on account of trouble with English Government on account of Hue Cheang murders..." 17 November. "Anchored in Plover Cove ... lurking after Chinese pirates or smugglers & I don't care which comes first..." Further shenanigans by opium dealers, product and Chinese junks seized, prisoners taken, acts of violence by rebels, and an increasingly disenchanted sentiment all unfold in the third volume, by then in his ninth year of suppressing smugglers and pirates. As the "smuggling trade" intensified opium carriers were accompanied by large numbers of fighting men, both becoming better armed and using the same Winchester rifles as the British Customs Officers. On one occasion Blake equipped even his cooks, engineers, firemen, and carpenters with rifles as several men were needed to quell a battle on shore. The ships were now sending shore parties to scout for ill-doers. Prolific mistrust and brazen covert tactics replaced face-to-face confrontation, as is illustrated in an entry made in July 1896, where a "Chinese official" working on Blake's ship was suspected of "a little treachery" in collusion with "one of the reformed smuggler chiefs." On 10 September he writes, "Here I am out Pirate and Smuggler hunting again now stationed in Mirs and Bias Bay with old Sam Kuir the Pirate chief and 90[?] of his men... I shall keep a revolver hand at all times," and 7 days later at the same position, "I hope none of my men get killed." The following day his men returned safely and he describes Sham Kuir as "very humble since yesterday." In May he records the start of health issues, and in November he is in hospital, thereafter stationed on shore at Kap Shui Mun. Blake's diary for the year 1896 is kept in the same format as the previous. In addition to detailed expense lists, there is a register of correspondence, which shows two letters sent to his mother. Blake later wrote a most captivating account of his work and experiences in China. "The Adventures of a Naval Chief Gunner" was 287 pages, published in Brisbane, 1906, by Watson Ferguson. He died in 1906 (before 6 June), and did not live to see the publishing of his book. Copies are held at the National Library of Australia and a few university libraries, else this is an exceedingly scarce volume to try and procure. Excerpts from the book (a rare volume which is NOT included in this archive) Page 81: "In the early part of 1888, the [Chinese] crews that we had been instructing were sent to England under European officers to bring out three cruisers, built by Sir William Armstrong, the Chuan-taio, the Li-kin and the Kai-pan." Page 84: "In June 1888, we received information that a lot of goods had been run past us during the day, and that the whole of the smugglers were camped in a village a couple of miles inland." page 92: "... Captain Reed was placed in command of the ship Kwan-Tin... I was promoted to take charge of the cruiser Cum-sing..." page 100: "In the year 1889 the second cruiser was finished and Captain Reed took command of her. He was sent to Macao and the West River District; and I was appointed to the Kwan-Tin, which meant promotion. she carried one quick-firing gun in a steel turret..." page 115: "... two columns... advising the Hong Kong Government to seize me for piracy the first time I landed in Hong Kong. (To this day I am still known on the China Coast as Pirate Blake)" page 166: "As soon as I saw that was to be certain between China and Japan, I volunteered to join the Chinese fleet.... my services were accepted, three other officers from the Kowloon district went with me - Clarkson, Walpole, and Miller, the whole of us old Navy men... A contemporary review of his book provides a noteworthy biographical summary of his service in the Australian Navy, Chinese Customs, etc. The following was published in the Queenslander newspaper, Saturday 16 June 1906: "The Adventures of a Naval Chief Gunner," by W.H. Blake (Watson, Ferguson, and Co., Brisbane). - Mr. John H. Nicholson ("Halek"), in an introduction to this book, says: - "Mr. Blake has a very distinct personality. He has the eye of a lynx, the courage of a lion, the astuteness of a Yankee peddler, and the artlessness of a child. He is a born Commander of men." And Mr. Blake is now dead. Those who served with him in the Royal Navy, in the Queensland Engineers, in the Queensland navy, and as special service officer and interpreter in Chinese on the Protector when she went up to China during the Boxer troubles, will, in lamenting the loss of a good comrade, also regret that he did not live to see his works published. He was a fine, stirring, adventurous spirit; one of the Empire's sons who carry the flag into distant lands and is well able to fight for it wherever it is seen flying. His book is a record of a very remarkable life, and his relatives in Brisbane must feel that such a life or lives such as his have served to make the nation what it is. Blake was no quarter-deck jackanapes or a carpet soldier, but a real fighter, and a clever man with a good scientific training. From his book it will be seen that he was "born, an Irishman" - it was in his very bones - he ran away to sea in 1867, joining H.M.S. Ganges, went round the world in the first Flying Squadron under Admiral Hornby, was slaver chasing off Zanzibar and in Mozambique Channel, went through the Gunnery School at and the Torpedo School at Portsmouth, served on the China station, received his discharge from the Royal Navy, and entered that of China, experienced mutiny and other hazardous trifles on Chinese ships, came to Brisbane, served in the Queensland Engineers, and helped to form the Naval Defence Force, joined the Chinese Revenue Service, and had a remarkably stirring time, interviewed [Viceroy] Li Hung Chang, fought with the Chinese against the Japanese, after the war had another stirring time in Revenue Service, rejoined the Queensland service as instructor, and then off to China again on the Protector. It would be impossible to name a book which is more thoroughly filled with interesting adventure, and the whole story is told with simplicity and directness. Mr. Blake went on the unattached list to write his story, and was away from China, again when death stepped in and ended his career. Britishers all the world over on reading the volume will see that the old spirit of the race which gave us Raleigh and Drake and Nelson and other hard fighters has come down very close to us, if we have it not at present. There is also much in what has been written of the Chinese that is new to Europeans, for Blake lived and worked amongst them, and "spoke their tongue". Further information on the life of Captain William Henry Blake: His earlier years: In 1867 he ran away from home (Ireland) and joined Royal Navy training ship HMS Ganges. He was paid off from HMS Terrible in 1869. His first visit to Hong Kong was in 1873, working at the China Station with the Navy. In 1879 he made his first voyage to Japan. Sometime in the 1870s he settled in Australia, making it his new home. In November 1880 he was in a party which was proceeding to Canton to escort the Viceroy and a Commissioner. In December 1880 he went to Hong Kong hoping to embark on a steamer back to Australia f or Christmas. He was a sergeant-major in the Queensland Corps of Engineers (sappers) from February 1881 until 1884. Subsequent to his work described in the present volumes: In 1897 "Pirate Blake" was in Ching-kiang (Zhenjiang) when he decided to return to Australia. Having taken some studies in engineering, it seems that he received a letters patent from the Queensland Government in June 1898 [further research with the State Archives is warranted]. At Townsville, Queensland, in September 1900 he joined "HMAS Protector" for a voyage to China during the Boxer Rebellion. His earlier experience in Kowloon, and good command of the Chinese language, presented him with the unique role on this mission, as "special service officer and interpreter." [In 1900, HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) was offered to, and accepted by, the Imperial Government for service in China as part of the Colonial Naval Forces raised to rescue foreign legations in Peking from Boxer Rebels. Captain Creswell assumed command on 14 August 1900 when the ship called at Brisbane during her northerly passage. Protector's next stop was Townsville, Queensland, where she arrived on 18 August. There, Gunner William Blake joined the ship's company as a special service officer and interpreter in Chinese. Protector reached Hong Kong on 9 September 1900, and proceeded for Shanghai one week later. In Chinese waters, the expected use of shallow draught vessels of Protectors type was not called for, but she nevertheless performed useful work as a survey vessel and in carrying despatches in the Gulf of Pechili. Protector's return to Australia began when she sailed from Wei-Hai-Wei in northern China for Hong Kong on 7 November 1900 arriving there six days later. She sailed from Hong Kong on 24 November and steamed to Sydney in time to take part in the ceremonies inaugurating the Australian Commonwealth on 1 January 1901. The crew received the China War Medal 1900 in recognition of their service.] During his naval career he served in the Persian Gulf, Africa, India, Australia, and China. British Hong Kong was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997. The Kowloon Peninsula was added to the colony after the Second Anglo-Chinese War (1856-60). The New Territories, which comprised over ninety per cent of Hong Kong's land, had such a vital role in the region's economy..

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        Konvolut aus 35 monochrome Albumenabzügen des Osmanischen Reiches. [Beinhaltet folgende Bilder mit den Bildnummern:] 413 - Damas: Minaret de l'ouest Syrie. 784 - Damas: Grande mosquée et vue générale de Damas. 431 - Damas: Intérieur de la maison Stambouli. 432 - Damas: Cour de la maison Stambouli. 435 - Damas: Intérieur de cour de maison. 436 - Damas: Intérieur de la maison Chamahayah. 433 - Damas: Intérieur de maison, consul anglais Syrie. 434 - Damas: Intérieur de maison, consul anglais Syrie. 796 - Damas: Cour de la maison Chamieh. 798 - Damas: Cour de la maison Abdallah-Pacha. 799 - Damas: Intérieur de la maison Abdallah-Pacha. 286 - [Palästina] Tombeau d'Elie (Sebil Kait-Bey). 1192 - Jerusalem: Mosquee d'Omar. 1199 - Jerusalem: Mosquee

      o. O., o. J. [zwischen 1880 - 1890]. - Zangani: Bildnummern 1192 und 1199. G. Berggren: 129, 172, 108 und 113. Abdullah Fréres: 775. Sebah & Joailler: 895, 282, 143, 121 und 215. Alle anderen Photographien sind von Bonfils. [Masse ca. 20,5 x 26,5 cm und ca. 22 x 28 cm der Albumenabzüge]. Die Bezeichnungen sind größenteils in französischer Sprache, einige auch in Englisch. - Kl. Eckabrisse an den Kartons (ca. 3), angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Aussagekräftige Abzüge aus dem Osmanischen Reich zwischen Damaskus und Istanbul. Vorwiegend werden historische Monumente auf dem Boden der historischen Türkei, besonders Monumente aus der Blütezeit der Osmanen. Orte wie Baalbek, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Konya und Istanbul. Schöner Querschnitt archäologischer Sehenswürdigkeiten, aufgenommen zwischen 1880 - 1890. Selten in dieser Zusammenstellung aus der Hochzeit europäischer Ausgrabungstätigkeit.

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        Two cabinet card photographs of Tonhadel (Broken Leg or Lame) Laura Tonadlemah Doanmoe Pedrick, an important female leader of the Kiowa tribe

      Winfield, Kansas, 1890. Very good. Both photographs measure approximately 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"; card are 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". One image shows Laura dressed in very ornate traditional Native American clothes and in the other she is wearing an attractive Anglo-American dress. The reverse of the first card is annotated in pencil, "Laura Doanmoe Kiowa before attending American college." The other card is captioned in the negative, "Laura Doanmoe Kiowa" is annotated on the reverse, "After attending college." Nice image. Minor soiling. Slightly convex. Laura was the daughter of Kiowa war leader Red Otter and the brother of Head Chief Lone Wolf. Her first husband, Etahdleuh Doanmoe, a leader in the Southern Plains tribes' revolt against the reservation system, was captured by the Army and imprisoned at Fort Marion, Florida for three years. While there, he became one of the first 'ledger artists' and rapidly assimilated to Anglo-American ways. He was released after three years and became a Presbyterian minister, farmer, and recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School. There he met and married Laura who had been an intermittent student at the school and was also a strong proponent of assimilation as well as the improvement of Native American women's lives. After Etahdleuh's death, Laura married William E. Pedrick, a white blacksmith working for the Kiowa Indian Agency, and settled in Oklahoma where she became, with the overwhelming support of her people, the Office of Indian Affairs lead Field Matron for her tribe. As such, she worked tirelessly, instructing women in cooking, cleaning, sewing, basic carpentry, animal husbandry, and health care. She also led religious activities and social events with the goal of furthering assimilation. She was, apparently, something of a bully, and zealously chastised tribal members who lived "as if each day was to be their last" without a thought about planning for the future. She belittled members who raised "useless" pony herds for status rather than useful cows, pigs, and sheep. She especially was critical of participants in Ghost Dances and peyote-fueled mescal feasts. This, of course, earned her the enmity of many tribal traditionalists, who with the assistance of a somewhat shady Indian Agent, unsuccessfully attempted to have her removed from her leadership position. During this time, she also assisted James Moody a researcher for James Wesley Powell's Bureau of American Ethnology in his landmark study of the Kiowa. In later years, Laura aggressively lobbied the Department of Interior for the immediate distribution of $400,000 of Kiowa funds held in trust by the federal government. (See the Laura Toneadlemah Carlisle Institute Student File held at the National Archives, RG 75, Series 1327, box 50, folder 2508 and "'Right in the Misdst of My Own People': Native American Women and the Field Matron Program by Lisa E. Emmerich, American Indian Quarterly, v. 15, Spring 1991, pp. 201-216.) An exceptionally scarce pair of photographs of an important Native American female leader.

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        Rinehart, Spotted Jack Rabbit at Omaha (Nebraska, Missouri)

      1890 - Photographie,vintage print // Circa 1890 // Tirage platine // Format (cm): 20x25

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        Selected Works of Robert Surtees

      London - Bradbury and Evans, 1890 Book. GOOD due to damp. Hardcover. A selection of Robert Surtees' works. All volumes are illustrated with numerous woodcut vignettes and colour plates. The works present are as follows:Plain or Ringlets (c1899), Bradbury Agnew and Co. Handley Cross of Mr Jorrocks's Hunt (c1899), Bradbury, Agnew and Co. Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour,(c1890)Bradbury, Evans and Co. Mr Romford's Hounds (c1899), Bradbury, Agnew and Co. Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities (1893) George Routledge and Sons, New EditionAsk Mama (c1899), Bradbury Agnew and Co. The Life of John Mytton Esq, (1893) George Routledge and Sons. Hillingdon Hall, Or The Cockney Squire (1888) John C Nimmo. Ask Mama is lacking title page, frontis and any contents pages. Lacking plates 'Mr Jorrocks Has a Bye Day', 'Mind The Bull' 'Mr Jorrocks Wants Twenty' and 'Pigg in the Melon Frame' to Handley Cross of Mr Jorrocks Hunt. Lacking one plate to Mr Sponge's, 'Mr Jogglebury Crowdey with His Dog and his Gun'. Eleven plates to Mr romford's Hounds, appears to be lacking one plate. Seven plates to Ask Mama, possibly lacking five plates according to collation. Plain or Ringlets,Mr Jorrocks, John Mytton and Hillingdon are all complete. Original cloth binding tipped in to endpapers at rear of Mr Sponge's Sporting Tourand Mr Romford's Hounds and Hillingdon Hall. Robert Surtees Smith was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He launched his own Sporting Magazine titled the 'New Sporting Magazine' in which he wrote numerous comic papers. Thackeray envied Surtees for his powers of social observation. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings with gilt stamped designs to spines. Externally, generally smart. Minor rubbing to the spines of all volumes. Rubbing is heaviest to Ask Mama which also has a faded spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine of Ask Mama. Water Damage to boards and internals of The Life of John Mytton and Hillingdon Hall, resulting in a loss to the paper covered boards and tide marks to the morocco at edges. Damp staining and some mould to the first and last few pages, mostly to the outer margins. Margins of majority of pages are affected to HillingdonHall. Loss to the final few pages at margins of Hillingdon Halldue to water damage and damp staining/mould. Prior owner's bookplate, Frederick May, to most volumes at front pastedown. Half title page to Mr Romford is loosening at tail as is title page. Front hinge to 'Ask Mama' is tender, lacking the title page and frontispiece. Fronthinge to Hillingdon Hall is tender. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright withinstances of light scattered spots. Overall: GOOD due to dampstaining to some volumes..

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        Bibliographie Gastronomique

      Paris: Chez P. Rouquette et Fils, Editeurs, 1890. Large octavo, 971 columns / 485 pages, plus errata. Text in French. First edition. One of 450 copies on beau papier velin, from a total of 500. Illustrated throughout with images from cookery books and engraved elements for each chapter. Seminal gastronomy bibliography from the beginning of printing to 1890. According to Bitting, "the work is considered the most erudite and valuable bibliography extant on gastronomic subjects". In original printed brown wrappers with glassine dust jacket. Uneven text block with some pages uncut. Foxing to endpapers and to edges throughout text, otherwise very good. [Bitting page 478].

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        Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.40x60cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1890 [Maße im imposanten wie dekorativem Rahmen 69x88cm.]

      - "No country more beautiful in this time" original oil painting on canvas approx.40x60cm; signed lower right; about 1890 [Dimensions of the decorative frame 69x88cm.] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys

      New York.: Dodd, Mead and Company., n.d. circa 1890. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company. n.d. circa 1890. Sumptuously bound in 3/4 burgundy morocco and marbled boards. Spine compartments withgilt tooled rosettes. Raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 12mo. 4.5" x 7". Illustrated with plates (some folding) throughout. Several spines slightly rubbed at tailpieces. A Fine, very attractive set.

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