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        THE SNAKE'S PASS: A NOVEL

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-234 [235-236: ads], original pictorial light blue-gray wrappers printed in dark blue. First U.S. edition. Issued as "Harper's Franklin Square Library New Series," number 685. The author's first novel, published by Harper in November 1890 (so dated on front cover), possibly preceding the British edition published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ltd. on 18 November 1890 [but with title page postdated 1891]. Adventure novel concerning the discovery of lost treasure and the crown of the legendary king of the snakes in Western Ireland. "A tale written around the strange phenomenon of a moving bog. Scene: the Mayo coast, which is finely described. Hidden treasure, prophetic dreams, attempted murder, and much love and sentiment are bound up with the story." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction 1551. Dalby 5b. Some patchy fading and dust soiling to covers, small tape mends at spine ends, a very good copy. (#153296)

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        The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies: Edited by Sheridan Ford

      Frederick Stokes & Brother, Antwerp (New York) 1890 - 256 (2) pages. Ford was hired by Whistler to edited this collection but at the eve of publication Whistler decided to edited the work himself. Perhaps feeling slighted Ford published his version, printed in Antwerp with the imprint of American publisher Stokes, without the permission or either Stokes or Whistler. Two bookplates, one gilt decorated of Jean Hersholt with his signature at head plus his book label in chemise (From the library of Jean Hersholt No. W.47). Chemise also carries two bookplates: "Swinburne Collection of Evelyn and Lowell Kerr and book label of Kenneth A. Lohf. Interior clean. Orig. drab gray wrappers lettered in red. Near fine in fine red cloth chemise in quarter red morocco, matching red cloth slipcase, spine lettered in gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WITCH'S CAVERN. A REALISTIC AND THRILLING PICTURE OF LONDON SOCIETY. By "One Who Knows" [pseudonym]

      New York: The Minerva Publishing Company, 48 University Place, 1890.. Octavo, pp. [3-4] 5-336 [337-338] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], original pictorial light gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and silver. First U.S. edition. The UK edition was published the same year in London by Trischler & Company as THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE; OR, THE WITCH'S CAVERN by "Anonymous." To date, no copies of the UK edition, other than those with "second thousand" printed on the title page, have been located. While the UK edition is fairly common (COPAC records 2; OCLC lists 11), this U.S. edition rare (no copies recorded by COPAC or OCLC). This Minerva edition was probably published in paper as well as in cloth, but this is not certain; the book is not listed in THE AMERICAN CATALOGUE. According to John Clute, Watson's novel is "a surprisingly adventurous and invention-filled speculation set in the far future" (Clute and Nicholls [eds], The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [1993], p. 777). "Science fiction novel in which a student of a scientifically advanced Australia of 2990 undertakes an expedition to barbaric England and, while there, finds himself transported back to a time when England was still a going concern." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 18 (recording a UK copy marked "second thousand;" see his note). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 967. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 88. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 89. Reginald 14917. Not in Larnach or Blackford, et al. Early owner's name and address in pencil on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, couple of tiny, pulpy text paper tanned but quite supple, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still quite sound, a bright, very good copy. A nice copy of this cheaply made book, (#156866)

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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.

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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]

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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.".

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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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        ALBUM FIN XIX°ORFEVRERIE BIJOUX JOAILLERIE ALGERIENNE arabe 1890

      - ALBUM FIN XIX°ORFEVRERIE BIJOUX JOAILLERIE ALGERIENNE arabe 1890

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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.

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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]

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        Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

      J. H. BUFFORDS 1890 - Cover worn thru at corners, slight warping in cloth on back, some soiling Black and gilt front lettering and illustration. Front end pages have horizontal tears and are wrinkled. Very nice pen and ink illustrations to accompany the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. DATE PUBLISHED: 1890 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        THE WITCH'S CAVERN. A REALISTIC AND THRILLING PICTURE OF LONDON SOCIETY. By "One Who Knows" [pseudonym]

      New York: The Minerva Publishing Company, 48 University Place, 1890.. Octavo, pp. [3-4] 5-336 [337-338] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], original pictorial light gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and silver. First U.S. edition. The UK edition was published the same year in London by Trischler & Company as THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE; OR, THE WITCH'S CAVERN by "Anonymous." To date, no copies of the UK edition, other than those with "second thousand" printed on the title page, have been located. While the UK edition is fairly common (COPAC records 2; OCLC lists 11), this U.S. edition rare (no copies recorded by COPAC or OCLC). This Minerva edition was probably published in paper as well as in cloth, but this is not certain; the book is not listed in THE AMERICAN CATALOGUE. According to John Clute, Watson's novel is "a surprisingly adventurous and invention-filled speculation set in the far future" (Clute and Nicholls [eds], The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [1993], p. 777). "Science fiction novel in which a student of a scientifically advanced Australia of 2990 undertakes an expedition to barbaric England and, while there, finds himself transported back to a time when England was still a going concern." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 18 (recording a UK copy marked "second thousand;" see his note). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 967. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 88. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 89. Reginald 14917. Not in Larnach or Blackford, et al. Early owner's name and address in pencil on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, couple of tiny, pulpy text paper tanned but quite supple, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still quite sound, a bright, very good copy. A nice copy of this cheaply made book, (#156866)

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        NEWS FROM NOWHERE; OR, AN EPOCH OF REST. BEING SOME CHAPTERS FROM A UTOPIAN ROMANCE ..

      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)

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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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        Autograph Letter Signed to Dr. Ward

      Evanston, Ill 1890 - Autograph Letter Signed, "Frances Willard" to Dr. Ward on letterhead of National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, President Frances E. Willard. Single sheet, 8-7/16" x 5-3/8", folded in thirds to fit envelope, else fine. Frances Willard (1839-1898), feminist and reformer, distinguished herself as an educator in the early part of her life. By the 1870's, however, she had found her life's work: temperance. Bringing a small prayer-dominated group to the national stage and prodding the WCTU into other causes -- like suffrage and labor reform -- she shaped the group into a strong woman's movement. By 1890, Miss Willard had experience of 10 years in American party politics and was influential in making the Prohibitionists a successful political force. In her autobiography, GLIMPSES OF FIFTY YEARS, she mentions writing for The Independent as early as 1870. The Independent was a New York-based weekly journal of considerable importance in 19th-century America, absorbing Harper's Weekly in 1916. It started in 1848 as a religious journal associated with the Congregationalists. Henry Ward Beecher, editor from 1860-1863 was succeeded by Theodore Tilton (1863-1870) who made it a secular periodical interested in reform -- especially suffrage. Later editors moved the journal in the direction of an interdenominational religious and literary organ, active in political discussion. In this letter, she writes "Dr. Ward" that this "note was not reached - in the heap on my table - until hereaway. I always liked to write for The Independent but felt unwelcome latterly. Reassured by your kind words, will 'try try again' - soon. Dr. Ward may well be Cyrenus Osborne Ward (18311902), author, editor, and labor leader who was strongly connected to the New York Tribune and New York Sun. By 1878 he had set up his own printing office to publish one of his own books as well as assuming the associate editorship of the reform journal, Man. He spent the rest of his life devoted to a political and social agenda of progress and reform -- as did Willard. An interesting letter -- one doesn't often have written documentation of the "Do Everything" Miss Willard letting feelings of unwelcomeness deter her from anything! NAW III, pp. 613-619. Willard, GLIMPSES OF FIFTY YEARS (1889). DAB X, pp. 416-417. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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].. 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)

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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]

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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]

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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]

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        Pfad im Nonstal bei Fondo im Trient 1890

      - Technik: Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet und datiert mit "fondo, 21.9.90", verso befindet sich der Sammlungsstempel "G + W D" des Prof. Wilhelm Denzel. Provenienz: Gesammelte Graphik von Dr. F.W. Denzel, München. Grösse: 25 x 44,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 30,3 x 46 cm. Beschreibung: Ruhige Landschaftsdarstellung im Norden Italiens in der Provinz Trient. Nahe des kleinen Ortes Fondo führt ein gewundener Pfad durch eine sanft geschwungene Hügellandschaft mit spärlichem Baumbewuchs. Am Wegesrand ist eine kleine Hütte zu sehen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        PHOTO ALBUM WITH 56 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF A VOYAGE FROM MARSEILLE TO CEYLON VIA THE SUEZ CANAL. Ca. 1890.

      - 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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        ATLAS DES MISSIONS DE LA SOCIETE DES MISSIONS-ETRANGERES.

      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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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON Vol. 7 BRIGHTON MASS

      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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        THE AURORAPHONE: A ROMANCE.

      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 DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, INCLUDING FORT SUMTER AND THE ADJACENT ISLANDS, 1863-1865.

      Charleston, SC 1890 - PRICE REDUCED FROM $750.00 Johnson, John THE DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, INCLUDING FORT SUMTER AND THE ADJACENT ISLANDS, 1863-1865. Charleston, SC 1890. 276, clxxvii pages. In Tall Cotton #100. Dornbusch III-2466. Illustrations, 3 fold out plates, 5 fold out maps. “An extensive and useful compilation that accomplishes effectively exactly what its title page claims for it.” – In Tall Cotton. “A meritorious collection of data, with useful documents and maps.” – Nevins: First edition, interior clean and tight, new endpapers, title page inner blank margin glued, maps fine, gold stamping bright, tips of spine slightly frayed, warm presentation from author to his cousin, Lionel Legge, a Charleston worthy, "Charleston October 23, 1907." Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. 449-20 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co, Charleston 1890 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Large Sample Book of Fancy Coloured Patterned Velvet's for Curtains. [Cover title] Saison d'Eté 1890. Draperies et Nouveautés. Meurant Béfort.

      Paris: 1890 - Folio (380 x 280 mm), 40 leaves of thick card stock with 3 samples pasted on verso, an addition 3 samples to rear paste-down and a further 2 samples tipped-in ( 122 in total), 3 sample having been removed, each sample is numbered with choice of colour and weight added in Ms. orig. cloth, title in gilt on upper cover, a little stained and faded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States.:

      Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1890 - A detailed account of the author's exploratory surveys in the Shan States and Siam in 1876 while investigating the possibilities of a railway connecting India with Burma, Siam and China. Cordier 629; Herbert 48 A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Spine lightly rubbed. First edition pp.xxxvi, 484, 95 illustrations, 8 folding maps.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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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