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        Grosser Volksatlas der Naturgeschichte aller drei Reiche.

      Wien, Perles o.J. um 1890. - 2 Bl., 84 Seiten und 120 chromolithogr. Tafeln. Einband etwas berieben, Kapitale und Ecken etwas bestossen, etwas fingerfleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4550 Fol. , Halbleder- Hardcover/Pappeinband,

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        Michael Collins Memorial Mass Card

      - Michael Collins (1890 – 1922) Original Memorial Card of General Michael Collins Interestingly the age of Collins given on the Memorial Card is incorrect. A good clean copy In Loving Memoryof General Michael Collins (Commandering Chief of the Irish National Army) Killed in action at Bealnabla Near Bandou Co. Cork On 22nd of August 1922 Aged 30 years. “Gone from us but not forgotten, Never shall thy memory fade, Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger, Round the grave where thou art laid.”

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        BOURDONIS MINTONIS FUNUS Apud Universatatem Californiae

      Privately Printed, Berkeley 1890 - The program for the 1890 cremation and burial of the frshman textbooks "Bourdon's Elements of ALgebra" and "Minto's Manual of English Prose Composition". Single sheet, folded. 4 pp. From 1878 until 1903 freshman students at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley, held a ceremony, modeled after a tradition at Yale. At the end of the year the dispised freshman textbooks were burned and the ashes were buried by the class with ceremony. As the years past, the ceremony became more elaborate with a lenghty procession through campus and a giant bonfire. Joy Lichtenstein's novel "For the Blue and Gold" (1901) contains descriptions of one such burial: "The trouble began when the invitations were issued- a grewsome thing, with a black border and a picture of a devil standing over a coffin, pitchfork in hand. It was for the most part worded in dog Latin. Each freshman was to get some to send to his friends. The sophomores tired to get hthem so as to have burlesque substitutes printed to send to their friends". By 1903, the event had gotten out of hand and high spirits, spilled into the streets of Berekely. Private property damage and injuries among the students finally made it necessary for the University to cancel the event. Dated at the top of the front cover, in pencil, "May 29, 1889". Fine.

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        Konvolut, 29 Bll. Studien und Zeichnungen, fast ausschlie§lich BlŸten und Pflanzen, meist signiert bzw. monogrammiert oder von Paul Kaemmerer bezeichnet, dat.

      1890-95 1890 - Feder, Bleistift, l auf Pappe (4), Aquarell (5) und farb. Tusche (1). 13:13,5 bis 80:42 cm Vgl. G. K. Nagel, SchwŠbisches KŸnstlerlexikon, Mchn. 1986, S. 64. Ð Beitrag zur Stuttgarter Kunst um die Jahrhundertwende tls. Gebrauchsspuren, einige Bll. fleckig: Zustand

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        Sign of Four, The

      London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. The Second Sherlock Holmes Story'The Sign of Four'An Exceptionally Fine Example in the Original ClothDOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Sign of Four. London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. First edition in book form, second issue binding, with foot of spine reading "Griffith Farran & Co.s. Standard Library." Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm.). [4], 283, [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece by Charles Kerr, with tissue guard. With the numeral "138" on the contents page incomplete and reading "13," as usual, and with "wished" appearing as "w shed" on p. 56, line 16. Small piece from lower corner of pp. 282/282 paper-fault? or torn away?Publisher's dark red fine-ribbed cloth blocked in black with front cover and spine lettered in gilt. All edges uncut. Dark brown coated end-papers. Feint ink inscription dated 1892 on front free end-paper. Minimal rubbing to corners. By far the finest copy that we have ever seen. Housed in a felt-lined quarter red morocco clamshell case."The [remaining] sheets of the first edition were reissued by Griffith Farran and Company with the original [Spencer Blackett] title-page. The covers are the same though the imprint at the foot of the spine reads: "Griffith Farran & C.o.s/Standard/Library " Dark brown endpapers. Issued 1891. There are 8 pp. of publisher's advertisements in some copies, though not all. (Green & Gibson, p. 34).The second Sherlock Holmes story after A Study in Scarlet (1888). At the time, it received only moderate success, but after the publication of the stories in Adventures (1892) and Memoirs (1894) its popularity soared. Originally titled "The Sign of the Four; or, The Problem of the Sholtos," this early Sherlock Holmes mystery was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, Philadelphia, February 1890, and was first published in book form that October in London. The plot concerns Holmes's investigation into the murder of Bartholomew Sholto, his search for Jonathan Small and the Agra treasure, and Watson's romance with Mary Morstan. Green and Gibson A7a.i.

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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.. Manuscript.

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        Sujets Religieux

      Paris: Fonderie Typographique Deberny & Cie., Rue de Hauteville, 58, 1890. Folio broadsheets (441 x 275 mm). 98 leaves, including title (with vignette) and 97 specimen leaves, the latter numbered at bottom (Sujets Religieux 1 (-97), containing approximately 2780 vignettes and ornaments, all but 70 with a printed stock number (see below) and price. Some marginal foxing, marginal tears to last leaf. Stab-stitched in original printed wrappers (soiled and torn, backstrip perished), illustrated with two of the large cuts included in the sample book.*** A very rare specialized specimen book by a major Paris typefoundry, produced for distribution to printers and publishers. Containing priced impressions of thousands of illustrations and ornaments, it constitutes a veritable visual encyclopedia of late nineteenth-century religious book illustration in France. Resembling wood-engravings, etchings, or line drawings, these process prints would have been produced by electrotype or etching combined with photography. The plates themselves were probably zinc. The over 2700 illustrations, vignettes and ornaments, ranging from large cuts and suites of thematically related illustrations to small ornaments, ornamental letters, or crosses, reproduce motifs from 16th- and 17th-century books as well as contemporary Romantic imagery. Grouped largely by theme or subject, there are cuts evoking books of hours, several suites showing priests performing the ceremonies of Mass (as in Mazot's Tableau de la Croix), dozens of God the Fathers (including the large vignette used on the title-page and wrappers), Virgins, Passion suites, Bishops, Saints, doves, pierced hearts, crucifixions, crosses, Veronica's veils, angels, eyes of Providence, IHS monograms, religious trophies, pilgrimage sites, church interiors, and memorials, to name a few of the themes. Sheets 3 to 8 contain 108 blocks illustrating the Bible, from the Creation through the Assumption of the Virgin; these and a long series of Saints are the only images with identifiying captions. Otherwise each impression bears only its stock number and usually the cost (ranging from 3 to 25 fr., but those not priced are 2 francs, as stated on a few sheets). Some cuts of the Biblical series are signed Laurent & Deberny; elsewhere a few illustrations are signed Deberny, and some that were produced from earlier wood engravings or polytpages bear the engravers' or artist's signatures (Lafond, Besnard, Lacoste). The Deberny firm traces its origins to a colorful crew, including Jean-Louis Duplat and none other than Honoré de Balzac. Duplat (1757-1827?), one of the first book illustrators to experiment with polytypage, a GRAPHIC PRINTING METHOD WHICH BORROWED ELEMENTS OF BOTH LITHOGRAPHY AND STEREOTYPE PRINTING, had formed a partnership with François Laurent (1818-1823) and the typefounder Joseph Gaspard Gillé, to start a typefounding enterprise. After Duplat's death, most of his material passed to Laurent. The latter became a partner in 1827 in the printing company which had been founded in 1826 or 1827 by Balzac and the typesetter André Barbier. Balzac's press was rescued from bankruptcy by his mistress Louise-Antoinette-Laure de Berny (1777-1836); the latter's son Alexandre de Berny, who took over the printing shop, partnered with Laurent until 1840, when he bought out the latter's share. At this time he contracted his name to "Deberny"; and in 1877 joined forces with Charles Tuleu, his illegitimate son, who ran the firm under the name Deberny & Compagnie until 1914. From 1889 to 1914 the firm resided at 58 rue de Hauteville. In 1923 it merged with Peignot, becoming Déberny-Peignot. At the bottom left of each sheet is a copyright note "Déposé - 90 - Déberny et Cie.", "90" possibly referring to the date. All of the vignettes and illustrations have printed stock numbers, and the main series, printed in numerical order, is from 14001 to 16168; but scattered among these are many smaller vignettes and ornaments from different number series, in 4 digits. These are not in numerical order, but are inserted thematically, and are often artfully arranged. By my count there are 543 vignettes outside the main numbering sequence; and sheet 91 has 70 small crosses which are identified by type size (and are priced at 1 franc each or 3 francs per series), making for a grand total of 2780 individual items. OCLC locates copies at the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon and the BnF. The latter has 8 additional unnumbered sheets. A. Jammes, Collection de Specimens de Caracteres 1517-2004 (Paris 2006), no. 135 (this copy). On the history of the Deberny firm, see data.bnf.fr, and Rochester Institute of Technology, History of Deberny et Peignot (online, http://amgweb.rit.edu/dphist3.htm).

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        Sign of Four, The

      London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. The Second Sherlock Holmes Story 'The Sign of Four' An Exceptionally Fine Example in the Original Cloth DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Sign of Four. London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. First edition in book form, second issue binding, with foot of spine reading "Griffith Farran & Co.s. Standard Library." Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm.). [4], 283, [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece by Charles Kerr, with tissue guard. With the numeral "138" on the contents page incomplete and reading "13," as usual, and with "wished" appearing as "w shed" on p. 56, line 16. Small piece from lower corner of pp. 282/282 paper-fault? or torn away? Publisher's dark red fine-ribbed cloth blocked in black with front cover and spine lettered in gilt. All edges uncut. Dark brown coated end-papers. Feint ink inscription dated 1892 on front free end-paper. Minimal rubbing to corners. By far the finest copy that we have ever seen. Housed in a felt-lined quarter red morocco clamshell case. "The [remaining] sheets of the first edition were reissued by Griffith Farran and Company with the original [Spencer Blackett] title-page. The covers are the same though the imprint at the foot of the spine reads: "Griffith Farran & C.o.s/Standard/Library " Dark brown endpapers. Issued 1891. There are 8 pp. of publisher's advertisements in some copies, though not all. (Green & Gibson, p. 34). The second Sherlock Holmes story after A Study in Scarlet (1888). At the time, it received only moderate success, but after the publication of the stories in Adventures (1892) and Memoirs (1894) its popularity soared. Originally titled "The Sign of the Four; or, The Problem of the Sholtos," this early Sherlock Holmes mystery was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, Philadelphia, February 1890, and was first published in book form that October in London. The plot concerns Holmes's investigation into the murder of Bartholomew Sholto, his search for Jonathan Small and the Agra treasure, and Watson's romance with Mary Morstan. Green and Gibson A7a.i.

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        Notre coeur EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1890. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1890, 12x19cm, relié. - first edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large papers after 5 Japan. Binder in half morocco green mint with corners, back with five nerves set with golden fillets and adorned with triple gilded boxes decorated with golden interlacings, date golden in tail, framing of golden nets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper To the vat, golden head on witnesses, blankets and backs preserved, ex-libris glued to the head of a plywood, binding of the signed time of Champs. False title page and last full shadow text page. Nice copy nicely established. Origin: from the A. Grandsire library with its ex-libris pasted on a flat. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 5 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin vert menthe à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés d'entrelacs dorés, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé en tête d'un contreplat, reliure de l'époque signée de Champs. Page de faux-titre et dernière page de texte intégralement ombrées à l'instar de tous les exemplaires en raison de la texture des couvertures. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi. Provenance : de la bibliothèque A. Grandsire avec son ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat.  

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        Notre coeur

      first edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large papers after 5 Japan. Binder in half morocco green mint with corners, back with five nerves set with golden fillets and adorned with triple gilded boxes decorated with golden interlacings, date golden in tail, framing of golden nets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper To the vat, golden head on witnesses, blankets and backs preserved, ex-libris glued to the head of a plywood, binding of the signed time of Champs. False title page and last full shadow text page. Nice copy nicely established. Origin: from the A. Grandsire library with its ex-libris pasted on a flat. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1890 12x19cm relié

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        Ein newes und nu¨tzlichs Ertzney, Kunst, und Wunderbuch, deszgleichen hiebevorn nicht gesehen, darinnen neben allerley Alchymistischen und andern Ku¨nsten, wunderbarlichen Sachen, und Historien, ...(colophon: Mühlhausen, printed by Andreas Hanksch for Henning Gross,) 1590. With: (2) BAPST, Michael . Gifftjagendes Kunst unnd Haussbuch, darinnen zu befinden, wie man allerley gifftige schedliche Würme vertreiben, auch mancherley wilde Thiere, Fische, und Vogel künstlich fangen, unnd tödten sol; ...Leipzig, (colophon: printed by Zacharias Bärwald for Henning Grosse), 1591. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum.

      Schubert & Sudhoff, "Michael Bapst von Rochlitz" in: Neues Archiv für Sächsige Geschichte XI (1890), pp. 86-88; ad 1: Brüning 612; VD16, B300; ad 2: Dürling 462; VD16, B296. First edition of a medical and alchemical recipe book intended for use at home, combined with the first edition of its sequel, devoted to poisons. As a medical amateur, Bapst based his recipe book mostly on other authors and stated in a later publication that he had not time to test all his prescriptions, and therefore "it may well have happened that now and then there be some mistakes" (Schubert & Sudhoff). If thereupon the reader would discover any incorrect recipe, this would be entirely the original author's fault. Since the book could be consulted for such diverse matters as nose-bleeding, tooth-ache, the taming of leopards, fishing, invisible writing and giving copper the appearance of silver, this is entirely understandable. In his second volume Bapst followed up on the formula of the first book and gave advise on spider stings, driving out wolves, bites of lions, fishing bait, killing bats, diarrhoea in chickens, preserving fruit and meat, fishing frogs and a great deal about worms.Michael Bapst (1540-1603) was a Protestant preacher in Mohorn in Saxony, and published numerous books containing medical and alchemical recipes. He considered himself an authority on alchemistic matters but at the same time copied recipes prepared by other authors. In a posthumous publication from 1605 even he finds one of his recipes against cramp - eating lice on bread - too bizarre: "Let him who fancies it try it; I myself would rather be excused" (Schubert & Sudhoff). With the coloured bookplate of Johann Georg von Werdenstein (1542-1608) and an owner's inscription of Maria Catharina von Haslang (1611-1679). Binding slightly loose, with a small shelfnumber pasted on the front. Browned throughout with some spots, a woodworm hole in 7 leaves near the second title-page, the front endpaper loose; in good condition.

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        Souvenir album with photographs of the Holy Land, Cairo, Athens and Venice].[Palestine, Cairo, Athens, Venice, ca. 1890]. Oblong album (41.5 x 31 cm) containing 62 albumen prints, mostly 23 x 28 cm, with 2 smaller prints of ca. 16 x 28 and 5 large prints of 35.5 x 27 cm. Most of the photographs are numbered and captioned in French, and sometimes also in English, on the negative. Contemporary brown half morocco.

      - Interesting photo album, probably compiled as a souvenir of a journey through the Holy Land, Egypt, Athens and Venice in the 1890s. Complete souvenir albums were sold by photographer's studios and dealers alike. However, the fact that the current album has several blank pages at the end, lacks a binding title and contains photographs showing several different countries, suggests that it was compiled by an individual traveller. Among the photographs of Athens, is an image of the statue of Themis, excavated in 1890 in Rhamnous and subsequently transported to Athens. The inclusion of this photograph suggests the album was compiled in or soon after 1890.The largest part of the album contains photographs of Egypt and Jerusalem. After a view with numerous watermelons at the market of Jaffa, it shows views of Ramlah, Bethany (al-Azariya), Khan al-Ahmar ("scene of the ‘good Samaritan’ episode") and the convent Mar Saba. Before the views of Bethlehem on Christmas day, are two photographs showing local inhabitants: a single rider with his horse before the river Jordan and a Bedouin camp near Jericho. All the major sites of Jerusalem are present, including the Mount of Olives, Wailing Wall, Solomon's Stables and the Jaffa Gate with more watermelons. A misplaced image of the coppersmiths of Cairo appears before images of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The images of Egypt mostly show the river Nile and the Pyramids, but also a busy market in the garden of Gezireh, the interior of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and a mummy. Typical images of Athens and Venice follow, with the final image showing a gentleman and two ladies feeding the pigeons on the Piazza San Marco.With the captions of several of the photographs transcribed in pencil or ink. Binding worn at the extremities. Paperboard album leaves with a few spots and several tears, most of the header corners damaged and several repaired. Photographs in excellent condition, a few with some spots and light damage at the sides.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [bound with] HYMNS. ANCIENT AND MODERN

      Cambridge: Printed by C. J. Clay & Sons; London: William Clowes and Sons, ca. 1890. This binding is an amiable expression of a style that occupied a brief but important moment in the history of bookbinding, examples of which appear infrequently on the market. According to its own literature, the Royal School of Art Needlework (now Royal School of Needlework) was founded in 1872, with the expressed purpose "first, to revive a beautiful art which had fallen into decay . . . and, secondly, through its revival, to provide employment for educated women who were without the means of a suitable livelihood and who would otherwise find themselves compelled to live in poverty, or be reduced to absolute destitution." From the beginning, it had a strong Arts and Crafts connection. "It commissioned designs from leading figures in the Aesthetics and Arts and Crafts Movement including . . . William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Walter and Thomas Crane, G. F. Bodley, Fairfax Wade, Selwyn Image, Gertrude Jekyll, and others." Our vellum binding obviously does not involve any needlework, but volumes like the present one were bound by members of the school for about a decade, beginning in 1888. In her "Women Bookbinders," Tidcombe says that the bindings' designs were "very attractive, but the books will not take much handling, and many examples show signs of some of the paint, especially the gold, wearing off. This vulnerability is almost certainly the reason why painted vellum bindings virtually ceased to be produced about 1898." Tidcombe mentions the exhibition of such bindings at Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society events in 1889 and 1890, bookbinding exhibitions in London in 1897 and 1898, and even in America, at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.. 146 x 87 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). [340] leaves; 588 pp. A VERY CHARMING ONLAID, MOLDED, AND PAINTED VELLUM BINDING BY THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART NEEDLEWORK, upper cover with raised bronze frame enclosing two angels in blue robes, one with molded bronze wings and nimbus, the other with gilt wings and halo, the onlaid lettering "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" in a semi-circle above them; lower cover with a simpler representation of a seraph in blue and gold; smooth spine divided into panels by blue and gold bands with emanating pairs of wings, gilt titling, all edges gilt. Upper cover with paint a bit rubbed, gilt a little dulled, and with several tiny chips to the raised border and angel wings, a hint of soiling to vellum; not as splendid as it once was, but still A DELIGHTFUL EXAMPLE retaining most of its original appeal, the binding entirely solid and with nothing approaching a fatal problem, and the text in fine state. This binding is an amiable expression of a style that occupied a brief but important moment in the history of bookbinding, examples of which appear infrequently on the market. According to its own literature, the Royal School of Art Needlework (now Royal School of Needlework) was founded in 1872, with the expressed purpose "first, to revive a beautiful art which had fallen into decay . . . and, secondly, through its revival, to provide employment for educated women who were without the means of a suitable livelihood and who would otherwise find themselves compelled to live in poverty, or be reduced to absolute destitution." From the beginning, it had a strong Arts and Crafts connection. "It commissioned designs from leading figures in the Aesthetics and Arts and Crafts Movement including . . . William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Walter and Thomas Crane, G. F. Bodley, Fairfax Wade, Selwyn Image, Gertrude Jekyll, and others." Our vellum binding obviously does not involve any needlework, but volumes like the present one were bound by members of the school for about a decade, beginning in 1888. In her "Women Bookbinders," Tidcombe says that the bindings' designs were "very attractive, but the books will not take much handling, and many examples show signs of some of the paint, especially the gold, wearing off. This vulnerability is almost certainly the reason why painted vellum bindings virtually ceased to be produced about 1898." Tidcombe mentions the exhibition of such bindings at Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society events in 1889 and 1890, bookbinding exhibitions in London in 1897 and 1898, and even in America, at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

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        Pictures Of Life And Character From The Collection Of Mr Punch; Series I-5

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1890. Hardcover. Three quarter maroon morocco and green cloth abundantly decorated and lettered in gilt. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols. Leetch, John. Oblong Folios, 30.6 x 45 cm. The original illustrations appeared in Punch in 1862-1864, and the five collected series were originally published separately: 1854, 1857, 1860, 1863, and 1869. JOHN LEECH ON MY SHELVES p.62. Spielman in his "History of Punch" writes, " ....you ask yourself what constitutes his real life's work.......and point to his 'Pictures of Life and Character." Each series with an engraved title page. Edges of first few and final leaves in each series slightly frayed, some slight toning at margin extremities. Spine on Series 3-5 incorrectly marked, 3-4, new endpapers.

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        A THOUSAND MILES ON AN ELEPHANT IN THE SHAN STATES

      London 1890, Blackwood. Decorated cloth, very good, 484p., 94 b.w. illustrations,8 fold out maps,7 in color, appendix, title page has rubber stamp, else contents clean, usual wear to head/tail spine, corners, solid copy,index. FIRST EDITION An excellent early work. Covers Dr. Cushing's arrival, surv- eying, loading the elephants, the trek through teak forests and Ynnanese. Detainment of Rev. Webster, bribes to Siamese officials. Visit from Karens, Maing Loongyee traversed, Dr. Richardson's visit, raded by Karennis. Human sacrifices in Shan States & China. Railway path, Muang Haut, shan houses & superstitions, nose kissing, hunt in Burmah. Mission house, chained prisoners, the Princess, embroidery, Siamese Commis- sioner. Marriage, price of slaves, tattooing, charms let in the flesh. Chinese fortification, Siamese capital, Kiang Hai hot springs, Meh Kong at Kiang Hsen, ringworm. Dr. M'Gilvary and a woman in chains. Settled at Lakon, smallpox, gambling, deamons, Siamese doctor, Russian-Siamese trade, hare-lip. A grand adventure, even covers a Lao marriage! The group had run out of supplies, and wer attacked by wild elephants! The disease nearly took all of them, a fascinating primary work. ALWAYS RARE IN THE FIRST EDITION. * References: H. Cordier: Indosincica 629. .

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        Les constructions françaises et étrangères à l’Exposition Universelle de 1889. Pavillons - Edicules - Portes monumentales - Etc.

      Paris, André Daly, sans date [1890]. - Petit in-folio, titre, 28 pages, titre, LXXX planches. Demi-chagrin. Description, illustrée de 80 planches, des différents édifices et pavillons construits à l’occasion de l’exposition dont les batiments de Charles Garnier pour l’exposition “Histoire de l’habitation humaine” et le méconnu “Pavillon Eiffel” qui présentait les maquettes d’écluses du canal de Panama et du Viaduc de Garabit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (in 20 Bänden komplett zuzüglich des Bandes 21:"Ergänzungen und Nachträge" sowie der Bände 22 - 24:"Jahres-Supplementband 1909/1910, 1910/1911 sowie 1911/1912), ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens

      Mit insgesamt ca 24.000 Seiten, 17x25, schwarzes OHLdr mit reicher Goldprägung (in Jugendstil-Ornamentik) am Rücken GUT ERHALTENE EXEMPLARE. Mit 20550 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1890 Bildertafeln (viele davon chromolithographisch), Karten und Plänen sowie 204 Textbeilagen

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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. Vierte [4.], gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage, 17 Bände (16 Bände und 1 Ergänzungsband), ca. 1000 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Holzschnittabbildungen, karten und farbig lithographierten Tafeln, 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,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Konverationslexikon, Lexika

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        Mastro-don Gesualdo

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1890. Terza Edizione. Hardcover. Very Good. Rebound in black quarter leather with dark brown boards, top edges of text bock gold, pages age-toned, 527pp., text in Italian, copy previously owned by Morris F. Tyler, Treasurer of Yale University. Full refund if not satisfied.

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        Vintage Baseball Postcard

      Brooklyn, New York: Doyle. Wonderful photographic postcard --handsomely framed in period gilt-- of a little girl (no older than 4 or 5) holding a baseball bat and a ball. Circa 1890. The girl, in what looks like an Eastern European outfit (with her long dress, stockings and shoes and wide-brimmed hat), strikes an innocent and tender pose. The photo, mounted on thick card stock, is almost as much a nod to assimilation (in an effort to "look" American) as it is a very early (the earliest we've ever seen) image of a girl in a baseball setting. The postcard measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"and has held up nicely. Very light soiling at the corners but otherwise solidly VG+.

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        Betty Leicester. A Story for Girls

      Houghton and Mifflin, Boston and New York 1890 - First Edition, first state. 1 vols. 12mo. Author's autograph pated to front pastedown, "Rose Lamb/ from Sarah Orne Jewett." BAL 10895; Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 93 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        42 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 158 S., 8. Der im Baden-Württembergischen Orsenhausen geborene k. k. Generalmajor Wilhelm von Hornstein starb am 1. Dezember 1890 in Innsbruck. - [...] Zum anderen war der erzherzogliche Hofstaat unterzubringen, im Wesentlichen zunächst der wirkliche Kämmerer Oberstleutant Wilhelm Freiherr von Hornstein. Sein Appartement wurde im ersten Stock des Hofgassentraktes eingerichtet [...] (L. Hanzl-Wachter, Hofburg zu Innsbruck. Architektur, Möbel, Raumkunst. Repräsentatives Wohnen in den Kaiserappartements von Maria Theresia bis Kaiser Franz Joseph. Wien, 2004). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Brief m. U. von Amélie Hornstein (22. VIII. 1864 4 S., 8). -

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        Musterbuch für Stahldruck.

      - Unpublished [n.d., but ca. 1890]. Folio (32.5 x 21.0 cm). Ca. 300 pages, with over 2,500 finely hand-coloured decorative transfers in Art Nouveau and romantic styles. Black blind half calf over black boards. Front board with original, neatly handwritten label.l A very rare and probably unique pattern book with exceedingly delicate and richly hand-coloured illustrations, using all colours and shades, including gold and white was to be used in the ceramic industry. The work was intended as an example for the colourists of fine porcelain, in particular dinnerware. The original monochrome printed transfers (often of flowers, but also of fruits, a bird, etc.) are here added to glossy paper, and then coloured with water colours as if on the ceramic object itself. The original colouring was probably done by the designer, as the accuracy and quality of the colouring is far above average indeed. Each transfer is numbered, and many have additional information. Each leaf has several (often five or more) illustrations on one side (recto). Some leaves have additional, smaller leaves with more illustrations attached; in a few cases, an illustration is added to the verso of the previous leaf. Sometimes part of a leaf has been replaced, with new illustrations added or pasted over others, apparently replacing obsolete illustrations, and a few are cut. Every page is an inspiring and surprising joy to the eye. Some faint thumbing to right bottom corner, but all pages free of spotting or foxing due to the good quality of the paper. An unusually nice item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with Biographical Essay By John H. Ingram (Six Volumes)

      George Barrie & Son, Philadelphia - Title page continues: "And Twenty Original Etchings, Five Photogravures and a New Etched Portrait". No date - circa 1890-1900. Burton R. Pollin's "Images of Poe's Works" (p.249, #1191) lists the date as 1895. Title page also says "In Seven Volumes", but there is no evidence found here or elsewhere that there ever was, in fact, a seventh book. Probably a printer's error. Pollin calls for only the six volumes. Pollin goes on to state, "These plates, all from the 1884 Quantin French volumes, may have been Harrison's main source for most of his pictures in the 1902 edition and are therefore doubly important." Volume I Tales of Imagination (18 stories) (287 pp.), Volume II Tales of Imagination / Tales of Humor (15 stories) (278 pp.), Volume III Tales of Humor (17 stories) (258 pp.), Volume IV The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (225 pp.), Volume V Miscellaneous Tales (11 stories) (324 pp.), and Volume VI Life and Poems (biographical essay and 57 poems) (xxxviii, 199 pp). Red leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt designs and titles on spine. T.e.g. Rough cut page edges on fore-edge and bottom. Marbled endpapers matching the covers. Illustrators include Chifflat, Wogel, Laurens, and Meaulle. Mild rubbing. Only minor bumping to corners. Some occasional, scattered, minor foxing. Owners inscription dated 1900 on f.e.p. of all volumes. Volume V has a small tear at tail of spine. All bindings tight with no loose pages.Scarce in this edition and format. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE AURORAPHONE: A ROMANCE

      Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1890.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7-10] 11-249 [250-256: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], fly leaf at front, original pictorial mustard cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, green floral patterned endpapers. 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. 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)

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        Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Neubearbeitete Auflage von Eduard Pechuel-Loesche, Eduard.

       Lpz./Wien, Bibliographisches Institut 1890-1893. 3., gänzlich neubearb. Aufl. 10 Bde. u. Gesamt-Register-Bd. (Zus. 11 Bde. komplett!) Lex.-8°. insg. ca. 7000 S. Mit 1800 Abb. im Text, 9 Karten u. 180 Taf. (davon 99 Taf in Chromolithogr.) OHLdr. je Bd. m. 1 goldgepr. roten Rückensch. Kanten berieb. Namenstempel a. d. Vortit., sonst in sehr gutem Zustand.Nissen IVB 138 - 1. Bd.: Säugetiere I. 2. Bd.: Säugetiere II. 3. Bd.: Säugetiere III. 4. Bd. Vögel: Baumvögel. 5. Bd.: Vögel: Baumvögel, Papageien etc. 6. Bd.: Vögel: Suchvögel etc. 7. B d.: Kriechtiere und Lurche. 8. Bd.: Fische. 9. Bd.: Insekten. 10. Bd.: Niedere Tiere. - Jeder Bd. enthält ein Autoren- u. Sachregister. Dazu: Gesamt-Register zu Brehms Tierleben. 179 S., 2 Bll. OLn. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Zoologie

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        Permission for a Tomb Stone. New York 189[], Kahal Adas Jeshurun 12, 14 & 16 Elidridge St.

      [1890s], New York 1890 -

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        Vigilante Days and Ways--The Pioneers of the Rockies--The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming - Volumes I and II

      Boston: J. G. Cupples Co. Publishers. Very Good. 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, two volume set of Langford's "Vigilante Days and Ways" published in pictorial cloth boards. Volume I has dark blue cloth boards with illustration in red, title gilt and top edge gilt. Volume II has red cloth boards with illustration in black and title gilt. Vol I 426pp; Vol II 485pp plus advertisements. Both volumes include many b&w plates. Both volumes are in very good condition: moderate wear to all edges and corners; light soiling to edges; front and back gutters cracked; light pencil marginalia on endpapers; light toning and foxing to some leaves throughout text block. From Adam Six-Guns: "One of the standard works on the Montana vigilantes and the Plummer gang of road agents." Howes L-78. Graff 2390. Adams Six-Guns 1280. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Stuart's Atlas of the State of Maine 1890 large folio hand colored maps complete

      1890 - Stuart's Atlas of the State of Maine, Including Statistics and Descriptions of it History, Educational System, Geology, Railroads, Natural Resources, Summer Resorts, and Manufacturing Interests, Compiled and Drawn from Official Plans and Actual Surveys 8th Edition Issued 1890, South Paris, Maine, by J. H. Stuart & Co. pp. 109 Period 1/4 leather binding, covers decoratively blindstamped, front board gilt lettered. All mpas lithographed with full detailed original hand color. In Good+ completely acceptable condition overall. Binding broken along joints as typical due to size and weight of boards, some surface soiling, scrape near bottom of front cover, corners exposed. Text block with some light scattered soiling and/or spotting, nothing offensive, atlas itself remains mostly clean tight & sound. The huge folding map of the state of Maine at front is printed on thin paper and is torn and in tatters, but still present. At the rear are fine large double page maps of the United States & the World in Hemispheres with comparative mountain heights and river lengths (both dated 1879, Gray). Many maps are remarkably detailed, naming endless specific home owners, businesses, rail lines, etc. Overall sound and despite any flaws, still a nice old atlas well worthy of ownership for any collection and/ or display. Fine monumental 19th century folio atlas. Measures c. 18 1/8" H. x 14 1/4" W. [A5863] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geología y Protohistoria Ibéricas. Historia General de España, escrita por indvíduos de mérito, bajo la dirección de D. Antonio Cánovas del Castillo.

      El Progreso Editorial,, Madrid 1890 - 16.5x25. viii + 650pp. 1h. 37 (de 38) láminas, mapa desplegable. Muy buen ejemplar. Es interesante ver que, aunque dedican los autores unas 6pp. a las recien descubiertas cuevas de Altamira y sus pinturas, hubo tal duda sobre su autenticidad que no vienen reproducidas en ninguna lámina. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Bicharins ababdi.

      Luxor, A.Beato, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 25,4 x 35,6 cm, rubberstamp signed, titled and numbered: 539 in pencil by Antonio Beato. KEYWORDS:egypt/photo

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        ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAINS

      London: Printed by C. Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, 1890. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 250 COPIES. This is a fantasy romance by one of the first modern authors to write in that genre. At least as important here is the binding, which represents a product of the Morris line of fine merchandise, which included textiles, furniture, and (after 1891) finely printed books at the Kelmscott Press. The spines of this binding are notoriously prone to fading (you can see a hint of that here), and the book as a whole typically appears dilapidated, so the present very nearly fine copy is particularly desirable.. 206 x 168 mm. (8 1/8 x 6 1/2"). 4 p.l., 424 pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 250 COPIES. Bound (as usual) in Morris-designed floral patterned linen. Spine very lightly sunned, isolated faint thumbing or other trivial imperfections, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, the linen clean and retaining its colors, the leaves quite bright and fresh with wide, untrimmed margins. This is a fantasy romance by one of the first modern authors to write in that genre. At least as important here is the binding, which represents a product of the Morris line of fine merchandise, which included textiles, furniture, and (after 1891) finely printed books at the Kelmscott Press. The spines of this binding are notoriously prone to fading (you can see a hint of that here), and the book as a whole typically appears dilapidated, so the present very nearly fine copy is particularly desirable.

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        Maison du lac" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.26,5x40,5cm; rechts unten signiert "E.Clary" um 1890 [Maße im farblich abgesetztem Holzrahmen 41x55cm.]

      - "Maison du lac" original oil painting on canvas approx.26,5x40,5cm; bottom right signed "E.Clary" about 1890 [Dimensions of the wooden frame 41x55cm.] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Stamps of Tasmania

      Philatelic Society, 1890. Good. 1890. 136 pages. Blue leather boards with gilt to spine. Firmly bound book with cracking to guttering. Mild tanning and handling marks to pages with dog-eared corners, and mild creasing to pull out map. Small nicks and foxing to text block edge. Book is in good condition for age. Bumping to spine ends and corners. Water marks to boards with moderate crushing to ends and small scuffs to leather trim. noticeable rubbing and scratching along edges and over surfaces.

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        Luxor Vue de temple

      Luxor, A.Beato, ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 25,4 x 35,8 cm, rubberstamp signed, titled and numbered: 567 in pencil by Antonio Beato. KEYWORDS:egypt/luxor/photo

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        "CAN SUCH THINGS BE?" OR THE WEIRD OF THE BERESFORDS. A STUDY IN OCCULT WILL-POWER..

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1890 [i.e. 1889]. First edition. Endpapers show some mild foxing, small water mark to front cover, spine and top edges show some age darkening, a nearly fine copy. (13979). 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. 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).

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        Paul's Perils. By the Author of "The Knightriders," "Rankley Grange," "The Marquis of Dalewood," etc., etc.

      London: E. & H. Bennett, 1890. First edition, bound from the original penny parts. Illustrated with one wood engraving for each of the 51 penny parts. [2], 615, [3] pp., double-columned. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in modern gray buckram with the front and rear covers to each part (front covers duplicating the wood engraving; rear cover with publisher's ads), and with the additional colored covers to pt 1/2. Beautifully preserved example of a late penny dreadful. First edition, bound from the original penny parts. Illustrated with one wood engraving for each of the 51 penny parts. [2], 615, [3] pp., double-columned. 1 vols. 8vo. Ono 268; James and Smith 568 ("Another version of the Paul Clifford, highwayman, romance"); OCLC: 52936441 (3 locations); Smith, New Light, p. 35 (abridgement of Paul Clifford)

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        RYDBERG FORMULA: "On the Structure of the Line-Spectra of the Chemical Elements" (The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science [Fifth Series], Vol. XXIX, pp. 331-337)

      Taylor and Francis, London 1890 - Swedish physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919) developed the first mathematical formula for the spectral lines of hydrogen atom (and other atoms or ions with only one electron). Rydberg's insight came from using "wavenumber" (the inverse of the wavelength) in his calculations. He plotted the wavenumbers of the spectral lines against integers in different series and found that the resulting curves had similar shapes. Using this insight, he developed a function (called the "Rydberg formula") to model these curves. This is the first publication in English of the Rydberg formula. vii, [1], 524 pp. 8vo. 10 plates, 8 folding. Rebound in an exquisite three quarter leather binding with brown leather spine with four raised bands, gold embossed titling on black leather patch titles, marbled paper insets to cover boards. Only indication of ex-library status is ink stamps on the title page. Very clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bauernhäuser und kleine gewerbliche Anlagen. (Privat- und Gemeindebauten. Serie V). Eine Sammlung ausgeführter ländlicher Bauten für ökonomische und kleingewerbliche Zwecke. Unter Mitwirkung namhafter Fachgenossen.

      Stuttgart: Verlag von Konrad Wittwer., um 1890. 60 lose chromolithogr. Tafeln (Darstellung u. Grundrisse) 41 x 29 cm in Mappe (Halbleinen mit Bindeband, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel). + 1 Blatt Inhaltesverzeichnis. unbekannter Einband Die Pläne sind gut erhalten, haben leichte Gebrauchs- und Alterspuren, wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Randrissen, teils fingerfleckig. Mappe insgesamt noch gut erhalten, kartonanteil fleckig. 3 Tafeln sind am Rand etwas eingerissen. Beispiele aus dem Inhalt: Wohnhäuser, Wirtshaus, Wohn- und Wirtshaus, Wirtschafts- und Stallgebäude, Scheunenbau, Wohnhaus mit Bäckereieinrichtung, Ökonomiegebäude, Wohngebäude mit Schmeidewerkstätte, Wasch- und Backküche, Fürstlich Öttingern-Wallersteinsche Hegerhäuser, Haberlesmühle Saulgau, Stallgebäude des Schwarzwaldhotel Freudenstadt, Niedersächsisches Bauernhaus ....Pläne vorallem aus Württemberg/ Oberschwaben, Baden und Türingen. Versand D: 4,80 EUR Architektur, Architekt, Grundrisse, Baupläne, Grundrisse, Jahrhundertwende.

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        Thackeray's Works

      Smith, Elder, London 1890 - 26 vols. A complete set. Volumes numbered on spine. Original tan half calf, with red and brown titling pieces. Some volumes with minor faults to spines. Generally a good looking set measuring 765mm wide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ballad, song, and story

      Printed by the Author 1890 - Croydon, printed by the author. 1890 1st Edition. Inscribed copy with A.L.S. Hardcover with gilt title to front and all edges gilt. Fading to spine. Minor wear to spine ends & corners. Light rubbing to spine hinges. Pages lightly age toned. Binding firm, text bright. Very Good Condition. Very Scarce. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL.

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        24 Hand-colored Japanese Albumen Photographs, Measuring approximately 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches each

      Kusakabe Kimbei (1841-1934), Yokohama 1890 - A fine collection of 24 Japanese large format hand-colored albumen prints, some of which have been positively identified as coming from famous Japanese photographer Kusakbae Kimbei's workshop in Yokohama using Terry Bennett's guide Early Japanese Images. Although only three of the 24 photographs have been positively identified, it is possible, and quite likely, that a number of the other photographs are also from his workshop. The three that have been identified are "905. A Country Bridge Fujikawa"; "796. Nikko Road"; and "84. Freight Cart". The prints are of varying quality and interest, but are generally in very good condition. Some of the finest and/or most interesting included here are "1628. Tea Gathering"; one labelled with pencil "Witch"; "B 142. Cruptomeria Road at Nikko"; "1397 Cave at Matsushima"; "796 Nikko Road"; "84 Freight Cart"; "Q 82 Drawing Water from the Well" (although erroneously named, since it is a print of craftsmen painting lanterns). The prints are either loose, matted on plain boards, or matted and framed in boards. A vibrant and fascinating collection of prints showing late 19th century Japan.

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