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        Dogs, Jackals, Wolves, and Foxes: A Monograph of the Canidae

      R. H. Porter, London 1890 - 216 pages, plus 45 hand colored plates after J. G. Keulemans. Original brown cloth covers show rubbing and slight wear over spine ends and corners. Lettering remains bright. Both hinges (internal) are broke, though volume remains fairly tight. Chips at upper edge of blank front free end leaf. Inked name of J. G. Verdoorn at top of title page with date of 1966. Volume is otherwise very clean. Plates have been collated and are all accounted for and each is in very good condition. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Works (Complete in 39 Volumes)

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company and The History Company, 1890. 1st. Leather bound. First Editions, mixed printings. Octavos, original full polished tree calf, spines decoratively tooled & lettered in gilt, raised bands, burgundy and green morocco spine labels (series label of six volumes is of different color), inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with maps, many folding, text illustrations and engraved portrait of Bancroft. A few minor cosmetic flaws and a few hinges tender (hinges of two volumes professionally strengthened); overall a spectacular set in the scarce publisher's deluxe binding, fine and bright. "As time passes and prejudice drifts into obscurity, these works become more strongly entrenched each year. For scholars and investigators they will always remain the greatest source of authority." "These works... now and always will constitute the great body of history of the Pacific Coast." (Cowan) "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country." (Howes B91; Zamorano Eighty #3).

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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] ff.; 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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        Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten

      Ein bibliophiles Highlight! Nicht nur der Bestzustand des Buches mit wunderschönem, hellbraunen Ledereinband und Goldschnitt machen es so besonders, sondern es wurde bei seiner Erscheinung 1890 vom Vater des Verfassers persönlich signiert. Der Autor des Buches "Ostafrikanische Gletscherfahrten" ist Dr. Hans Meyer, der erste Europäer, der den Kilimandscharo bestiegen hat und seine Forschungsreisen im Kilimandscharogebiet beschreibt. Sein Vater Hermann Julius Meyer leitete das berühmte Bibliographische Institut. Das Buch stammt aus Familienbesitz, da mein Ururgroßvater viele Jahre lang Techn.Direktor des Bibliograph. Instituts war. Deshalb ist es auch in so einem einmalig gutem Zustand. Das Buch erschien 1890 im Verlag Duncker&Humblot und enthält auf 375 Seiten nicht nur die spannenden Reiseberichte sondern auch 3 Karten, 20 Tafeln in Heliogravüre und Lichtdruck sowie 10 Textbilder.

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        Christian Fridrich Sattlers, Topographische Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtemberg und aller demselben einverleibten Herrschaften, worin die Städte, Klöster und derselben Aemter nach ihrer Lage, ehemaligen Besizern, Schiksalen, Natur- und andern Merkwürdigkeiten ausführlich beschriben sind. Nebst einigen der Bürgerliche, Staats- und Lehen-Recht erläuternden Anmerkungen. Mit vilen Kupfern.

      Zweifarbig gedrucktes Titelblatt, (2 Seiten), 615 (recte 619) und 40 nicht nummerierte Seiten mit Register und 14 teils gefaltete Kupfertafeln mit zusammen 29 Abbildungen sowie schöner Holzschnittvignette auf Seite 1. Marmorierter Kart.-Einband der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückenschild. (Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben. Teils mit Randanmerkungen u. Unterstreichungen. Papier vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar). 21x18 cm * Aus der Bibliothek von Hans Rommel (1890-1979 ) Oberstudienrat am Keplergymnasium Freudenstadt, Stadt- und Kreisarchivar und Gründer der Freudenstädter Heimatblätter. Mit mehreren Anmerkungen u. zwei Beilagen. Die Tafeln zeigen Wappen, Siegel, archäologische Funde, sowie Ansichten vom Stammschloß Württemberg mit Weiler Rotenberg u. Dorf Unter Türckheim, Schloß Teck bei Kirchheim und Marbach. (ADB:) Sattler: Christian Friedrich S., der fleißige Darsteller der württembergischen Geschichte, am 17. November 1705 in Stuttgart geboren, wurde nach Beendigung seiner juristischen Studien zum Hofgerichtsadvocaten daselbst ernannt. 1735 trat er in den für ihn so sehr passenden Archivdienst und rückte 1741 zumwirklichen Geheimen Archivar, seit 1776 mit dem Titel eines Regierungsraths vor. Als solcher starb er am 18. Mai 1785 in seiner Vaterstadt. Sein Hauptbestreben war die Sammlung der auf die Geschichte seines Heimathlandes bezüglichen Urkunden schon 1740 konnte er dem Herzog Karl Eugen eine historische Beschreibung des württembergischen Wappens vorlegen, die trotz ihrer Tüchtigkeit ungedruckt blieb gleichzeitig machte er sich an die Fortsetzung des Gabelkover'schen Geschichtswerkes. Bald aber entschloß er sich, die ganze Landesgeschichte selbständig zu bearbeiten: 1752 erschien seine "Topographie Württembergs" 1767 die "Geschichte des Herzogthums und der angrenzenden Gebiete bis 1260" 17671768 die "Geschichte Württemberg' unter den Grafen" in 4 Theilen 17691783 diejenige unter dem Herzogen in 13 Theilen. Das Ganze, ein Zeugniß erstaunlicher Arbeitskraft, reicht bis zum Jahre 1714. Eine im Manuscript hinterlassene Fortsetzung bis 1727 sollte von dem Archivar Erbe veröffentlicht und bis zum Tode des Herzogs Eberhard Ludwig (1733) fortgeführt werden. Aber der Plan kam, offenbar wegen des vielfach heiklen Gegenstandes, nicht zur Ausführung, die Handschrift ging verloren. Die Censur, der sich S. zu unterziehen hatte, hemmte überhaupt die Darstellung. Erstreckte sie sich doch nicht nur auf das, was der Ehre des Fürstenhauses und Landes schädlich sein konnte, sondern auch auf den Stil und die Auffassung des Verfassers. Es ist oft wirklich ergötzlich zu beobachten, wie der recensirende Geheimerath und der Geschichtsforscher in Bemerkungen und Gegenbemerkungen sich herumstreiten zeichnete sich der eine durch umfassendere Bildung und weiteren Blick aus, so steifte sich der andere auf den Wortlaut seiner Urkunden. In einem Punkte hatte die Censur jedenfalls Recht, daß die Darstellung des Verfassers ziemlich schwerfällig und von unbeholfener Urkundensprache beeinflußt sei aber zu weit ging sie, wenn sie Enthaltung von eigenem Urtheil und rein thatsächliche Erzählung verlangte. Beides zusammen hat bewirkt, daß S. trotz des großen Ansehens, das er bei seinen Zeitgenossen im In- und Ausland sich erwarb, fast nur noch als Sammler Anerkennung findet. Namentlich die große Zahl seiner urkundlichen Beilagen ist sehr werthvoll seine Geschichte selbst leidet an dem Mangel von Durcharbeitung, Begründung und Beziehung auf das Allgemeine. Im übrigen ist das reichhaltiges Werk heute noch für jeden Forscher über die württembergische Geschichte unentbehrlich. Zu seinen Lebzeiten wurde er durch die Mitgliedschaft des großbritannischen Instituts zu Göttingen und der preußischen gelehrten Gesellschaft zu Frankfurt a. O. geehrt.

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        Albums photographies. Aveyron - Lozère

      - Sans lieu Sans date - vers 1890). Ensemble de deux albums de photos (sur papier albuminé ou papier salé ?) au format In-folio pleine toile noire se décomposant comme suit. Premier album : 72 photos au format 12 x 18 cm dont 9 photos en double tirage et 3 en triple tirage des Gorges du Tarn (détroits des Gorges du Tarn avec bateliers, chateau de La Caze, La Malène, grotte de la Momie, vallée de la Jonte, Montpellier le Vieux, Meyrueis, Route du Vigan à l'Aigoual déjeuner d'alpinistes, Millau, Dargilan etc.). La plupart des photos portent les cachets de ND Phot (Neurdein frères), Alb. Lasson, M.A.F.L., quelques unes ne sont pas identifiées. Deuxième album : 57 photos au format 21 x 27, 5 cm dont 7 photos en double tirage et 11 en triple tirage. Gorges du Tarn, Pougnadoire, S Chély, Ste Enimie, chateau de La Caze, La Malène, Ste Enimie, Les Vignes, descentes de rapides, Montellier le Vieux, St Savin vallée d'Argelés(1), Toulouse intérieur de la Cathédrale(1) etc.) avec cachets ND Phot (Neurdein frères) Trantoul (Toulouse). Les frères Etienne et Louis Antoine Neurdein, célèbres photographes obtinrent de nombreux prix notamment aux expositions universelles de 1889 et 1900, éditèrent également de très nombreuses cartes postales. Nos deux albums ne sont pas des cartes postales mais bien des photos qui pour un grand nombre furent ultérieurement reprises en cartes postales. Adolphe et Amédée Trantoul, père et fils, photographes toulousains, obtinrent de nombreux prix et virent plusieurs de leurs clichés édités en cartes postales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabers San Francisco, Wawona

      1890 - Photographie,Vintage albumen print, Arbre remarquable // Circa 1890 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 24x30

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        Works (Complete in 39 Volumes)

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company and The History Company, 1882-1890. First Editions, mixed printings. Octavos, original full polished tree calf, spines decoratively tooled & lettered in gilt, raised bands, burgundy and green morocco spine labels (series label of six volumes is of different color), inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with maps, many folding, text illustrations and engraved portrait of Bancroft. A few minor cosmetic flaws and a few hinges tender (hinges of two volumes professionally strengthened); overall a spectacular set in the scarce publisher's deluxe binding, fine and bright. "As time passes and prejudice drifts into obscurity, these works become more strongly entrenched each year. For scholars and investigators they will always remain the greatest source of authority." "These works... now and always will constitute the great body of history of the Pacific Coast." (Cowan) "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country." (Howes B91; Zamorano Eighty #3).

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        THE THOUGHTS OF THE EMPEROR M. AURELIUS ANTONINUS

      London: [Printed by The Chiswick Press for] George Bell and Sons, 1890. No. 88 OF 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES SIGNED by Charles Whittingham. This is an early product of the Doves Bindery, executed during the second year of the bindery's operation. Tidcombe's detailed and exhaustive catalogue lists 167 examples of bindings produced by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson's own hands, all executed between July of 1884 and March of 1893. With this small corpus of work, Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922) "rejuvenated English binding" with his theories of design "and set it on a new course of development." (Morgan Library Exhibition catalogue) Nixon calls him "the pre-eminent figure in the more recent history of English bookbinding, both as a designer of great originality, who rescued the craft from half a century of purely imitative work, and as a craftsman of outstanding ability." ("Five Centuries") Cobden-Sanderson opened the Doves Bindery on 20 March 1893, and from that day forward no longer bound books with his own hands. He was, however, responsible for all of the designs used by the Doves Bindery, right up to his death at age 82. The present volume is an attractive modern edition of George Long's translation (first printed in 1862), done on high quality paper. First appearing in print in 1550, the 12 books of "Meditations" of the second century Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius Antoninus instruct us to obey the divine law that our reason leads us to understand, to forgive injuries, to treat all humans as equals, and to wait for death without fear. Originally issued in 1862 and characterized by DNB as "admirable," the present translation by Long (1800-79) was very popular.. 198 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). 4 p.l., 287, [1] pp.Reprinted from the Revised Translation of George Long. No. 88 OF 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES SIGNED by Charles Whittingham. ONCE LOVELY AND STILL PLEASING OLIVE-GREEN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1894 on rear turn-in), covers with gilt fillet border with a spray of heart-shaped leaves at corners, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with similar centerpiece, the three-leaf motif repeated in the stippled cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins gilt-ruled with stippled three-leaf cornerpieces, all edges gilt and gauffered with two rows of dots. For the binding: Tidcombe 56. Spine and edges of boards sunned to honey brown, joints rather worn (though boards still firmly attached), occasional minor foxing in the text; the binding with significant condition issues, but an inexpensive example of an early attractively decorated Doves binding without any fatal problems, and with a very clean, fresh, and bright text printed within vast margins. This is an early product of the Doves Bindery, executed during the second year of the bindery's operation. Tidcombe's detailed and exhaustive catalogue lists 167 examples of bindings produced by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson's own hands, all executed between July of 1884 and March of 1893. With this small corpus of work, Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922) "rejuvenated English binding" with his theories of design "and set it on a new course of development." (Morgan Library Exhibition catalogue) Nixon calls him "the pre-eminent figure in the more recent history of English bookbinding, both as a designer of great originality, who rescued the craft from half a century of purely imitative work, and as a craftsman of outstanding ability." ("Five Centuries") Cobden-Sanderson opened the Doves Bindery on 20 March 1893, and from that day forward no longer bound books with his own hands. He was, however, responsible for all of the designs used by the Doves Bindery, right up to his death at age 82. The present volume is an attractive modern edition of George Long's translation (first printed in 1862), done on high quality paper. First appearing in print in 1550, the 12 books of "Meditations" of the second century Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius Antoninus instruct us to obey the divine law that our reason leads us to understand, to forgive injuries, to treat all humans as equals, and to wait for death without fear. Originally issued in 1862 and characterized by DNB as "admirable," the present translation by Long (1800-79) was very popular.

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        STORMING FORT WAGNER

      Chicago: Kurz & Allison, 1890. Color lithograph, 22 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches. Matted. Some moderate chipping and edge tears, not affecting image. Reinforced with older tape along top edge. Lightly toned, though colors still strong and fresh. Good plus. A dramatic rendering of the first major battle in the Civil War to involve African-American troops, the attempted storming of a Confederate fort near Charleston, South Carolina on July 18, 1863. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed along with fifteen other officers and nearly 300 of his men. The print shows the Union troops charging the ramparts of Fort Wagner, charging into the oncoming Confederate rifle and cannon fire. A Union officer, likely intended to be Shaw, stands atop the first rampart, sword held high, the flag waving boldly next to him. Union ships float off the coast in the background, shells bursting above them. Shaw (1837-63) came from a wealthy Massachusetts family noted for upholding reform and abolitionist causes. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Shaw distinguished himself in combat, surviving the bloody battles of Antietam and Cedar Mountain. After the Emancipation Proclamation was passed in 1863, Massachusetts governor John Andrew organized the army's first black volunteer unit, the 54th Massachusetts. Despite his initial refusal, Shaw was ultimately persuaded by his family to accept the command. Sent to fight in the Union effort to seize the border islands of the Carolina coast in the late spring of 1863, the regiment proved its valor that summer by holding off Confederate troops at James Island, South Carolina. "Two days later [July 18, 1863], on Morris Island, Shaw proudly volunteered his regiment to lead the assault on the impregnable Fort Wagner, the first step in an offensive on the Confederate stronghold of Charleston, South Carolina. When the Fifty-fourth charged the fort, 272 were killed, wounded, or captured. One of those who fell was Shaw, leading his African- American troops in battle. Although the assault failed, the bravery of the Fifty-fourth proved the ability of black troops, and in death, the young Shaw was ennobled as a martyr to freedom and as a symbol of enlightened sacrifice" - ANB. The soldiers of the 54th impressed Shaw with their dedication and valor, which they demonstrated during the Fort Wagner assault. Shaw was buried with his troops by the Confederates in a mass grave on the site of the assault. Shaw and his troops are the subject of one of the most celebrated works of public sculpture in the United States, Augustus St.-Gaudens's Shaw Memorial, on the corner of the Boston Common nearest the State House. Shaw's leadership of the regiment is best known to many people today through the film GLORY (1989), which culminates in the attack on Fort Wagner and Shaw's death. A dramatic portrayal of this important historical moment. BLOCKSON 111.

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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] ff.; 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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        In Vanity Fair

      Vanity Fair, London 1890 - This lovely supplement to Vanity Fair accompanied the November 29, 1890 issue. It presents a collection of caricatures of prominent figures featured in previous prints. Fittingly titled, "In Vanity Fair", if includes on the stage in background, Mr. Leslie Ward originally published 23 November 1889, Louis Pasteur originally published 8 January 1887, Senor Sarasate originally published 25 May 1889, John Simms Reeves originally published 10 May 1890, George Grossmith originally published 21 January 1888, Henry Irving originally published 19 December 1874, Arthur Cecil originally published 28 December 1889, John Hare originally published 1 March 1890, Herbert Beerbohm Tree originally published 12 July 1890, Augustus Harris (looking in through window) originally published 28 September 1889, Rt. Hon. Mr. W. H. Smith (sitting on stage) originally published 12 November 1887. Standing on the floor in the foreground are James Weatherby originally published 17 May 1890, Sir R. Jardine originally published 23 August 1890, Lord Hartington originally published 21 July 1888, Major Egerton originally published 24 August 1889, Edmund Tattersall originally published 8 May 1886, HRH The Prince George of Wales originally published 14 December 1878, Duke of Orleans originally published 12 April 1890, Duke of Connaught originally published 2 August 1890, T. P. O'Connor originally published 25 February 1888, Dr. Tanner originally published 4 August 1888, and Justice Smith originally published 3 November 1888. The print is in good condition with minor wear along the original folds and some foxing. The British Vanity Fair (1868--1914), a compendium and often critique of Victorian culture, is best known today for its lithographed caricatures of contemporary figures and issues. Its portrait series pictured and described--with both praise and caricature--prominent Victorian and Edwardian politicians, lawyers, doctors, and similar professionals. Their images, often accompanied literary and political articles, cultural reviews, serialized fiction, and other standard weekly magazine features. As the publication grew, it turned increasingly toward gossip as a topic. Color lithograph. Sheet measures 15 x 21.25."

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

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1890.. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. In two volumes. Quarto, pp.xv, 529, pp.xv, 472. Number 247 of a limited printing of 250 copies, numbered and SIGNED by the author to the verso of the half title page of volume one. With six etchings, as well as 150 woodcut illustrations and maps. Bound in black half Morocco over vellum boards, with gilt decoration. Top edges gilt, all other edges untrimmed. Black ink ownership inscription of Caroline Churchill to front free endpaper of each vol., dated 1896. Very faint library stamps to title pages; very occasional further stamps. Moderate outer wear with some rubbing to joints; a few bumps and marks. Tail cap of vol. I lightly pulled. Good overall. Stanley's account of the Emin Pasha relief mission. Initiated in 1886 and directed along the Congo river into southern Sudan by Stanley's employer, Leopold II of Belgium, the mission became infamous as a result of the vicious behaviour of some of the British officers and the terrible conditions in the Ituri forest, which led to the deaths of more than half of the 389 members of the expedition.

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        NEUE LEBENDE BILDER. Ein Ziehbilderbuch. Enthält: Der Portrait-Maler (Mechanismus der bewegl. Augen harckt); Das gute Katzerl (Mechanismus für Katze ausgehängt); Der Vituos (Bewegungslasche fehlt); Der Wurstler (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O.); Grosse Wäsche (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O.); Der Holzhauer (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen); Der Student und sein Pudel (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen); Der Brunnen (Mechanismus, Lasche i.O., Laschenaustritt angerissen) .

      Braun und Schneider. München., 1890. Erste Ausgabe 4°, 9 Seiten. hardcover Illustr. Original-Halbleinenband. 1 Blatt und 8 kolorierte lithographierte Ziehbilder. Einband bestossen, berieben, Rücken lt. angerissen aber fest, handschriftl. Eintrag auf vo. Innendeckel, Kritzelein auf hi. Innendeckel, SEHR SELTEN!. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kinderbuch

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        Die Wichtel-Männchen. Ein lustiges Bilderbuch für Groß und Klein.

      München, Braun & Schneider, o. J. [1890]. Quer-8°. 31 + 1 S. OHlwd. m. aufgezogener Titelillustration. 6. Aufl. - R. fachmännisch restauriert sowie Titelblatt fachmännisch etw. integriert, etw. fingerfleckig bzw. fleckig, Ebd. berieben u. angestaubt, Gbrsp. - Mit dem Titelreim: \"Was die Wichtemännchen treiben/ Da und dort den ganzen Tag,/ Das soll diese Buch beschreiben/ Jedem, der es wissen mag.// Vieles wir im Haus zerbrochen/ Und von seinem Platz gethan,/ Wen Du auch d`rum angesprochen,/ Keiner je war Schuld daran.// Darum rathe ich, man trage/ Solche Dinge mit Geduld,/ Denn an Vielem ohne Frage/ Sind die Wichtelmännchen Schuld.\" Versand D: 7,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher; Kinderbuch

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        Taber, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point

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

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        L'Armée Russe d'après des photographies instantanées exécutées par MM. de Jongh Frères

      1890. IMPRIMERIE LEMERCIER. Non daté. In-Folio.Carré. Broché. Etat passable. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 151 pages. Nombreuses photos en noir et blanc, dans le texte et hors-texte. Un portrait en héliogravure, avec serpente. Quelques planches de fac-similés. Dos usé. Déchirures sur la page de titre, et en marges sur quelques pages. Dos renforcé par de la toile, avec étiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête. Tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. 2nd plat de couverture non-original. Quelques traces d'humidité sur les 30 dernières, en marges n'altérant pas la lecture du texte. Exceptionnel album de photographies, exécuté par les Frères De Jongh, présentant les différents corps de l'Armée Russe dans les années 1890, album dédié avec permission, au Tsar Nicolas II.

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        Enfant Delhougne né le 29 janvier à 7h55 du matin en présentation de la face variété frontale

      1890. (c. 1890), (c. 1890), , , tirage albuminé [215 x 270 mm] contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux: portrait d'un nouveau-né pris de profil, pour mettre en évidence la déformation crânienne résultant de l'accouchement par présentation de la face. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "photogr. de F. MÉHEUX, dessinat.". Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Belle photographie qui atteste de la collaboration entre le chef de l'école obstétricienne française, Etienne, dit Stéphane, Tarnier (1828-1897), et le photographe médical Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Lacune en tête du carton

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        The Sign of Four

      Spencer, Blackett, 1890 First edition, first issue, with Spencer Blackett on the bottom of the spine. Very good in original cloth covers. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        The Islands of the Aegean

      Oxford / Clarendon Press 1890 - Xii, 362, (1). Green Cloth, Beveled Edges, With Large Gilt Seal Of The King Edward Vii School, Sheffield, On Front Cover, And Tipped In Award Sheet For E. M. T. Firth, Signed By J H Hichans, Head Master, Dated July 1920; Firth Was Himself The School Registrar General In 1958 And Distributed The 1958 Prizes. Slight Rubbing At Corners, 1/16" Pull Tear At Top Of Spine, Light Even Fading To Spine, Light Foxing To Endpapers, Contents Fine, No Other Names Or Marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Y Cymro (The Welshman) - first 54 issues (1890-1892) in hardcover library binding (Welsh language newspaper)

      Isaac Foulkes, 1890. Hardcover. Collectible; Good. Hardcover; Welsh language; No jacket; First Edition; Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall; Ex-library; good condition; this book contains the first 2 years (Volumes I and II) of publication, 104 8-page issues dating from May 22nd 1890 to May 12th 1892 in Liverpool University Library binding; boards are rubbed along the edges, especially on the spine; almost all the newspapers are in Very Good/Good condition but issue 43 has a few pages with tatty edges which have been secured by the binder; the first year's issues have sequential page numbers written at the top in pen by the librarian who has bizarrely chosen to ignore the front page of every issue, so the final page of issue 52 is numbered 364 rather than 416; 'Y Cymro (The Welshman): A National Newspaper for Welshmen at Home and Abroad' was a Welsh language 8-page weekly newspaper published 1880-1919 in Liverpool by Isaac Foulkes; text is in Welsh (except for the adverts, most of which are in English); these newspapers seem to be extremely scarce even in single issues. HEAVY BOOK(S) 4.56kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Architecture of the Park.

      Edinburgh: Banks & Co.,, 1890. A Series of designs comprising plans, elevations, perspective views, and details for buildings required by the various dependants and purposes on an estate, and usually embraced within the park, with descriptive letterpress. Quarto. Original blue pebble-grained cloth over bevelled, title gilt to the spine and to the front board within an elaborate frame. marbled endpapers. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece and 19 other similar plates, 81 uncoloured lithographs. Spine toned (and with slight rumpling of cloth), some wear to extremities, a very good copy. First edition. A very appealing pattern book of designs for gate lodges, boat houses, workshops, and accommodation for many types of estate worker: from gamekeepers and factors to grooms and head gardeners. John Starforth (1822-1898) was an Edinburgh architect who had studied with David Bryce. "Starforth's practice consisted mainly of churches, hospitals, poorhouses and country house work 'in the Highlands and West of Scotland' [although also in Edinburgh and the Borders] and, probably, villas, farmhouses and farm steadings: his three later publications are probably at least partly commissioned designs, though none has as yet been identified. His 'Scotsman' obituarist reported that his fondness for angling and shooting, as well as his own amiability of manner, both largely contributed to his success as a country house architect, and he remained 'on intimate terms of friendship' with his clients. The style of his country houses reflects his years in Bryce's office, but on a modest scale" (scottisharchitects. org). Starforth had published similar pattern books earlier in his career, the first, The Architecture of the Farm (1853), was followed by Vila Residences and Farm Architecture (1865), and Designs for Villa Residences (1866), and the designs in the present volume include a number which seem stylistically to date from well before 1890. The frontispiece - an attractive view across parkland - shows a rear elevation of Drumlanrig Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch.

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        Fine Signed, Inscribed and Dated Imperial Cabinet Photograph, (1859-1941, Emperor of Germany)

      1890 - by Reichard & Lindner of Berlin, signed in the top left background 'Wilhelm R.' ending with a wide flourish, and inscribed at the foot in German with the place, date and "He who prevails will gain all!", showing him three quarter length, full face with an indomitable look, in his white military uniform with orders and sash, hands clasped resting on his sword hilt, and wearing a mourning arm band, his eagle-topped helmet and gloves by him on a table, 12¾" x 7½", Berlin, 23rd-24th December two lower corners a little bumped, very faint waterstain in bottom margin both without loss to inscription, back somewhat more stained, again without loss (Transcription) Wer überwindet, der wird es Alles erwerben! (Translation) He who prevails will gain all! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Bo-Peep Series, c1890-1900., NP: - Original illustrated wrappers, tall 8vo (7 1/4 x 9 3/4), includes 12 full page illustrations in addition to wrapper illustrations. Notes and musical score on inside covers. Wrappers are chipped, and there are a cople of pieces missing from the top of the back cover, but don't appear to be affecting text. Spine is split but holding, thanks to tape spine; some minor soiling. The song 'Ten Little Niggers' emerged from the minstrel shows in the South shortly after the Civil War.These shows became increasingly racist as time went on. They were known as Jim Crow shows and then became coon shows. While 'Ten Little Niggers' would appear in Children's nursery rhyme books, there real purpose was to present blacks in demeaning ways. Tffany M.B. Anderson: "Ten Little Niggers": The Making of a Black Man's Consciousness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Stadt Rostock. Herausgegeben vom Verein für Rostocker Altertümer.

      Gr8. Mit Abbildungen, Grundrissen und Karten. Kt. Grewolls, Periodica 146 - Heeß 11615 - Das Konvolut beinhaltet die Bände: 1 bis 4 mit jeweils 4 Heften [Bände 1 und 3 gebunden], Band 5 mit 3 Einzelheften, Bände 6 bis 22 als Einzelhefte. Erscheinungszeitraum von 1890 bis 1941, danach mit Bd. 22 Erscheinen eingestellt. Dazugehörig ein Register zu den Bänden 1-20 mit einer Zeittafel. Es fehlt Band 12. Bd. 11 u.d.T.: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Universität Rostock. Der Registerband wurde von Wilhelm Heeß, dem Autor der Mecklenburgischen Bibliographie, bearbeitet.

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        Direktion 26 Mappen mit den einzelnen Stimmen. Alles handschriftlich.

      26 Mappen. Bücher. MW8. (Pal). * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! * Aus dem Nachlass des in Köln geborenen, sowie in Köln und Berlin wirkenden Komponisten und Kapellmeister der Unterhaltungsmusik Emil Palm (geboren am 26. Januar 1890 in Köln gestorben am 11. März 1963 in Berlin ). Weiteres, umfangreiches Material aus dem Nachlass vorhanden.

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Ökonomie. Erster Band. Buch I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Vierte, durchgesehene Auflage. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Engels

      Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meissner 1890 HLDr. mit LDr.-Ecken, goldgeprägter Rücken, marmorierte Deckelbezüge und dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze, XXXII+739 Seiten, 15 x 22 cm, von außen berieben, Vorsätze leicht angeschmutzt, am Rand etwas gebräunt, durchgehend leichte Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift und Buntstift, insgesamt noch guter Zustand.Marxismus, Klassenkampf

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        OLEO ORIGINAL REALES ALCAZARES DE SEVILLA, ESCUELA ANDALUZA S XIX 1890 FIRMA

      1890 - Sevilla. 17X11. 1890. Oleo miniatura original de los Reales Alcazares de Sevilla, firmado Is, Sevilla. Procedente de la Escuela Andaluza del Siglo XIX. Obra de gran calidad y belleza. Ref 20 Galeria JRP. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FATHER DAMIEN [with an original photograph of him]

      1890. [with photograph of Father Damien] An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu. London: Chatto and Windus, 1890. Original brown wrappers. First Trade Edition, consisting of 1,000 copies (preceded by 25 copies issued in Sydney and 30 issued in Edinburgh). On the Stevensons' voyage to the South Pacific they had visited the leper colony on Molokai, run by the Belgian Jozef Damien DeVeuster (who had himself died of leprosy the year before they arrived). A missionary named Hyde had written a recent letter denouncing Damien; this piece is Stevenson's open (and angry) reply to Hyde, which Stevenson boasted of as being blatantly libellous.~This is a near-fine copy of this fragile piece (very slight edge-wear to the wrapper), with the leaves still unopened. Beinecke 510; Princeton 44B.~Included with this copy is an original photograph of Father Damien, oval portrait approx. 4" x 5" in size, which in turn is affixed to a cabinet card measuring 4-1/4" x 6-1/2", printed with "Copyright 1889 by Benziger Brothers | Sold for the benefit of the Leper Mission," plus printed in longhand: "J. Damien DeVeuster -- Cath priest of Kalawao Molokai". This photograph shows Damien in about 1873 (at age 33); he had first arrived in Hawaii in 1864, but it was in 1873 that he sailed to Molokai to be the priest for the leper colony there. In 1884 he realized that he himself had contracted leprosy, and in April 1889 he died of it; in 1995 he was beatified by the Catholic Church, and in October 2009 he was canonized as St. Damien of Molokai.

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        Les aliénés et les asiles d'aliénés; assistance, législation et médecine légale.

      Paris, Baillère, 1890. ____ Première édition. Réunion des divers publications de Jules Falret (1824-1902) dans des revues. On y trouve ses contributions sur l'aphasie et l'amnésie, avec notamment sont article sur l'aphasie publié dans le 'Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales' qui est cité par Garrison-Morton 4621-1. Relié à la suite : FALRET. Oeuvre de patronage et asile pour les aliénés indigents sortis convalescents des asiles publics du département de la Seine. Rapport du comité administratif au conseil général de l'oeuvre. Paris, Marpon et Flammarion, 1890. In-8 de (4), 19 pp. Légères rousseurs.*****. In-8. Collation : VII, 564 pp. Demi-basane violette, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Blue-ings.

      Providence, RI: , 1890. Quarto (289 × 239 mm). Original brown "alligator skin" cloth on card wraps, title gilt to the upper panel, pinkish buff endpapers. Original albumen print (184 × 228 mm) mounted as a frontispiece, 58 leaves of blueprint, rectos only, most with illustrations or historiated initials, embossed, gilt notary public stamp with ribbons in the name of John T. Henthorn to the last leaf. Cloth chipping around the edges, some spotting and browning, but overall very good. Cruise of the 40-foot steam yacht Riverside in March 1890, with a crew of five, who are pictured in a wonderful albumen photo showing them lounging in the bow of the yacht. The rest of the book, chronicling the Riverside's cruise, is reproduced by blueprinting, cyanotype sun-printing - white lettering and illustrations against a darker blue ground - hence the title. A somewhat facetious account of a pleasure cruise down Narragansett Bay, during which the crew members behaved exactly as you might expect a similar gathering would behave today - "Quartermaster has just discovered that a jug of water is on board. It was voted to throw it overboard, but upon reconsideration it was decided to keep it as it might be needed to feed the boiler Â…" After two days they put in at Newport and "repaired to the Hotel Â… The female portion of Newport's Society is very retiring and select as far as our observations intended Â…" Then home again. Hand lettered, with competent caricature illustrations to most pages. This is the copy of R.J. Gilmore, whose name is gilt-blocked on the front cover. The other members of the party are listed, along with their role for the duration of the trip, at the illustration of the dining room of the yacht. Thus Gilmore is described as Bos'n's Mate, C.B. Manville as Supercargo, Geo. H. Remington as Steward, F.A. Larkin, Assistant Engineer, and J.T. Henthorn, Quartermaster. It seems likely that the group came together through mutual interests in the field of engineering. Henthorn was an engineer, the author of a book on the Corliss engine; Manville was the founder of the Manville Covering Co., dealing with asbestos products; and Remington was patentee of a number of minor mechanical improvements, perhaps this goes some way to explaining the use of blueprinting to reproduce the Riverside's humorous log. Probably a unique survival, no copies traced institutionally or at auction, not recorded by either of the relevant bibliographies.

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        CAMP LIFE Twelve Photogravures from Original Photographs by S. R. Stoddard.

      Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1890. [ii], 12 leaves of plates [complete]. No date of publication listed; circa 1890. Original green cloth binding with inset gravure on front cover; heavily worn and soiled, with some fraying. The rear inner hinge is detached, and the front inner hinge is weakened, leaving the text block intact. Most of the plates are foxed on the verso. A few page/plate edges are lightly soiled. One plate (title: Absorbed) has a small spot where a foreign object fused with the paper within the image area. The first three plates have a small tear near the hinge, and one plate has a small chip with loss to the margin on an inner corner. The title page and endpapers are lightly thumbcreased at the fore-edge. Four of the leaves of plates are moderately foxed, mainly to the edges of the image area and the margins. A few plates are almost devoid of foxing, while the remaining five plates have minor foxing, mostly to the margins. Includes "12 Photogravure plates with 18 illustrations from photographs of Adirondack scenery...Printed by the N.Y. Photo-Gravure Co., N.Y. This, by far, is Seneca Ray Stoddard's most important book: it contains most of his best examples, and the photogravures are wonderfully printed. It shows that he was more interested in capturing the actual feel of the place and its people than in presenting the standard tourist fare that most other photographers would produce. Few copies of this remarkable book are known, which leads one to believe all of his books were produced in very small editions." Hanson Collection catalog, p. 124. Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844-1917). Topics: Camping, New York state, Adirondack Mountains, Lake George Lake, Saint Lawrence River. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. Oblong octavo (8vo).

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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. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, some wear to board edges, spines a little rubbed, overall an excellent set. Engraved title pages. A new edition. An attractively bound set of Eliot's works.

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        Famous Castles & Temples in Japan

      Tokio: [Kelly, n.d., ca. 1890s]. First Edition. 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.

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        Utérus gravide (congelé)

      1890. (c. 1890), (c. 1890), , , tirage albuminé [228 x 292 mm] contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux : coupe sagittale d'un utérus fécondé, à terme. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Hôpital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "photogr.ie de F. MÉHEUX, dessin.r". Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Belle photographie qui atteste de la collaboration entre le chef de l'école obstétricienne française, Etienne, dit Stéphane, Tarnier (1828-1897), et le photographe médical Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Lacune en tête du carton

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        The Ordinances of Hong Kong for 1889

      

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        Panorama de Constantinople Pris de la Tour de Calata

      Sebah & Joaillier, 1890. Hardcover. g- to g+. Impressive (11ft x 10") ten-panel panoramic albumen print fold-out of Constantinople. Red cloth boards with stunning gilt-stamped lettering and illustrations on the covers. Maroon leather spine. The back cover with gold-stamped Ay Y ld z (crescent moon star) within a circle of exquisite gilt stamped motifs. The panorama was taken from the Calata Tower and shows the harbor and its surrounding areas with a view over the Bosporus (Istanbul Strait ), the Topkap Saray , the Haliç (Golden Horn), over to the Asian side of Üsküdar. Pascal Sebah (1823-1886) was a French photographer in Constantinople who became well-known for his unique compositions, creative use of lighting, as well as his superior print quality by his technician, A. Laroche. In the late 1870's, Sebah became the chief photographer of the Ottoman Court. A couple of years after his death his son Jean (Johannes) formed a partnership with Policarpe Joallier, thereafter the studio was known as Sebah & Joaillier. Albumen prints mounted on heavy card stock, held together with white linen-tape along folds, as issued. Captivating late 19th century photographic work in a spectacular binding. Binding with rubbing and sunning to the edges of covers, corners and some of the gilt-stamped designs. Some light smudging to boards. Interior with foxing to interior covers and the edges of the photographic panels throughout. Most images are unaffected. Binding in good-, interior in good+ condition overall. Scarce.

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        Port-Tarascon

      First edition on ordinary paper.Illustrated with drawings by Bieler, Conconi, Montégut, Montenard, Myrbach and Rossi.With an autograph inscription from Alphonse Daudet to Henry Fèvre.SOme pale foxings.A very good copy, as issued. Dentu Paris 1890 15,5x23,5cm broché

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        Her Majesty's Navy.

      London Virtue -93 1890 - First edition, 3 volumes, 4to., 3 chromo-lithographed title-vignettes and 43 full-page chromolithograph plates, some occasional, random foxing, mostly to preliminary pages, otherwise very good, publisher's faux morocco cloth gilt, front cover decorated with the Union flag, all edges gilt, a tad bumped on extremities, else very crisp and bright. A well-illustrated history of the British navy from its beginning through the American War of Independence, up to the nineteenth century including the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of William Watts McNair

      

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

      The Minerva Publishing Company, 48 University Place, New York 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Fine signed Portrait Photograph by Mullins of Ryde, Isle of Wight, (1870-1948, Princess of Schleswig Holstein, daughter of Prince & Princess Christian, granddaughter of Queen Victoria)

      1890 - showing her full length, nearly three quarter face, in Scottish 16th century costume as Mary Beaton, standing reading a book, signed "Helen as Mary Beaton 1890" partly on the mount, a note on the back reads 'Tableaux at Osborne' with the full date, 20th January The practice of the Household performing tableau vivants over the New Year was revived some time after the death of the Prince Consort. There were normally several scenes, each representing a letter or word, followed by a final scene depicting the entire word. The Tableau often reproduced paintings - a particularly successful one being 'La Rixe' (The Brawl) after the painting by E. Meissonier which had been given to the Prince Consort in 1856. The scene was a quarrel in a tavern which Queen Victoria considered 'a truthful presentation of the picture'. They were not always so well received - a biblical tableau of Naomi and Ruth in 1888 was described by the Queen as 'not quite so successful as it might have been, owing to the ladies getting the giggles and shaking'. The Tableau Vivant photo is an unusual form of photography, which Queen Victoria had a passion for from the 1850's. This is one of the later ones which are more difficult to find as the majority of them have remained in Royal Collections. From the collection of Lady Patricia Ramsay, daughter of the Duke of Connaught. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Whispering.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,6 x 20,7 cm, photograph no. 1565. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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