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        ANCIEN ARMORIAL ÉQUESTRE DE LA TOISON D'OR ET DE L'EUROPE AU 15e SIÈCLE. Fac-simile...d'après le Manuscrit 4790 de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Paris, Berger-Levrault et Cie, Éditeurs, 1890.

      1890. 2 voll con diverse vesti editoriali; Vol. I: Testo, bella ril. telata, dorso e angoli in pergamena, cm 41x30, pp 292, alcune riproduzioni di stemmi araldici. Vol. II: Tavole, ottima ril. in pergamena, cm 39x30, 116 splendide tavv a colori su cartoncino, pregevole ex libris. Edizione in 500 copie, la nostra ha il n° 418. Trascurabili tracce d'uso esterne, comunque ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        Spezia.

      1890 - Litografia in seppia di mm 235x540 raffigurante la zona del porto e delle industrie; sullo sfondo sono visibili le montagne. Buon esemplare con lievi e leggere fioriture; minimo ingiallimento lungo la piega centrale. vedutistica.

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

      Joseph Knight Company, Boston 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. Size: Oblong octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHRISTMAS DRAWINGS FOR THE HUMAN RACE

      - NAST,THOMAS. THOMAS NAST'S CHRISTMAS DRAWINGS FOR THE HUMAN RACE. NY: Harper & Bros. 1890. 4to, (9 x 11 1/2"), tan pictorial cloth, some cover soil and fading, slight wear to spine ends else VG+. 1st edition. This is the first collection of Nast's work. Illustrated with engraved frontis, title and 60 engraved plates. Having a Christmas theme this includes reproductions of hundred's of Nast's Christmas art in line including of course his famous Santa Claus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Exceptional unsigned Danish cabinet photo by Danielsen, Copenhagen, (1845-1894, Emperor of Russia from 1881)

      1890 - showing the Tsar surrounded by the Danish and English Royal families including Princesses LOUISE and THYRA of Denmark, the Prince & Princess of Wales (she is holding a dog), the Empress MARIE, Crown Princess LOUISE of Denmark, Princess MARIE of Greece, Grand Duchess XENIA, Prince ALBERT VICTOR, Princess VICTORIA, Grand Duke GEORGE of Russia, King CHRISTIAN IX, the future MAUD of Norway, Tsar ALEXANDER III, Queen LOUISE of Denmark, Grand Duke MICHAEL of Russia and his sister Grand Duchess OLGA, 7" X 4", Bernsdorff

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        Fine Unsigned cabinet photo by J. C. Schaarwächter (Henrik Johan, 1828-1906, Major Norwegian Playwright, Theatre director and Poet)]

      1890 - showing him head and shoulders, looking to one side, 6½" x 4½", no place, no date, circa

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Fine pair of cabinet photos by Puccino & Co. Bombay, each signed and dated, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) & his wife LOUISE MARGARET (Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia)

      1890 - showing them both head and shoulders, she is in profile and he is wearing his uniform and medals, 6½" x 4½", Bombay, From the descendants of the Hughes family. Patrick Hughes was British Consul General in Shanghai at this time. One of his duties was to entertain visiting Royalty, and this presented considerable problems as the accommodation was quite primitive. His brother Thomas was the Commissioner of Chinese Customs and also held the rank of a Chinese Mandarin. These photos came from his eldest daughter, Gladys, later Viscountess Sidmouth.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        La Bièvre

      seconde édition illustrée de 23 dessins de l'auteur.Autograph inscription from Joris-Karl Huysmans au librettiste Philippe Gilles.A small glued tear to head of spine, a tiny lack to foot of spine, endpapers partly shaded. L. Genonceaux Paris 1890 15,5x23,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Sébastien Roch

      - G. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1890, 12x19,5cm, relié. - Edizione di carta corrente. Associazione a bradel metà percaline cielo blu, spina liscia leggermente irradiato con un motivo floreale oro, oro doppio filo coda brano piatti dolore ciliegia carta marmorizzata, angoli urtato, vincolante contemporaneo. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Jean Ajalbert sulla pagina occhietto. La nostra copia è arricchita da un quattro pagine lettera autografa firmata e datata HGIbels in cui ha espresso la sua corrispondente dei suoi guai finanziari momentanei, circostanze negative che non si trovano in questa situazione e, infine, sollecitazioni bibliofili benestanti che desiderare la sua importante collezione di manoscritti del XVIII Fanatics ... Grande decolorazione marginale che colpisce la prima piastra di copertura e un po 'più pagina occhietto senza alterare l'autografo di invio. Provenienza: Da library Jean Ajalbert con ex libris in stile giapponese xilografia Nabis a pochissimi monogramma firmato, probabilmente quella di Félicien Rops. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline bleu ciel, dos lisse légèrement insolé orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin cerise, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Octave Mirbeau à Jean Ajalbert sur la page de faux-titre.  Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe de quatre pages datée et signée de H.G.Ibels dans laquelle il fait part à son correspondant de ses déboires pécuniaires momentanés, des mauvaises conjonctures qui le font se retrouver dans cette situation et enfin des sollicitations de richissimes bibliophiles qui convoitent son importante collection de manuscrits du XVIII sur les Convulsionnaires... Large décoloration marginale affectant le premier plat de couverture ainsi que beaucoup plus légèrement la page de faux-titre sans atteinte à l'envoi autographe. Provenance : bibliothèque Jean Ajalbert avec son ex-libris japonisant dans le style des Nabis gravé sur bois à tout petit nombre, signé d'un monogramme, probablement celui de Félicien Rops.

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        Origines de l'école de cavalerie et de ses traditions équestres

      First Edition.Half cloth bindings fir, smooth back, parts of title sheepskin tan, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards lined with coverage gaps and angular preserved, modern binding.Illustrated book of 52 full-page engravings.Some small foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S. Milon & fils Saumur s.d. (1890) 19,5x28,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Gotthardbahn. Bau der Nordrampe durch die Baugesellschaft Flüelen-Göschenen. Installationen, Hülfsmaschinen, Werkzeuge etc. Als Erinnerung für die Beteiligten zusammengestellt

      Zch.: o. V.; Druck: Hofer & Burger, 1890. [6] S,, 45 unpaginierte doppelblattgrosse Tafeln. Or.Lwd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Deckeltitel, 2°. Neben einer Übersichtskarte und einem Höhenprofil für die ganze Baustrecke, masstabgerechte und vermasste Abbildungen der beim Bau zum Einsatz gelangten Gerätschaften, von der Barake für 16 Mann mit Ashaltpappe-, resp. Ziegel- und Schindelbedachung über den Spiegeltisch zum Durchzeichnen auf Papier bis zur Tenderlocomotive 30 Pferd. und Spurweite 750 mm und Darstellungen einzelner wichtiger Bauabschnitte wie Pfaffensprungtunnel, Kerstelenbach-Viaduct und dem Drahtseilsteg bei der Inschibrücke. Titel auf Deckel und Rücken: Gotthardbahn Flüelen-Göschenen. Sehr selten. Einband stark berieben, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, durchgängig etwas stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: ABC Antiquariat Marco Pinkus Zurich]
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        THE EMANCIPATED

      1890 - [a handsome copy] A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. Original patterned paper-covered boards with brown cloth spines. First Edition, which consisted of 1,000 copies (of which, according to the publisher, only 492 were sold -- but that may have been Bentley's ruse to avoid paying Gissing "bonuses" that would kick in if 850 or all 1,000 were to sell). The young widow Miriam Baske leaves grey Lancashire for the sun of Naples, Italy, where she finds herself among many of her countrymen in a vastly different social scene -- similar to some of Henry James's accounts of transplanted Americans and Britishers, and reminiscent of MIDDLEMARCH. The novel marked the beginning of Gissing's series of psychological novels, "which were less concerned with the effects of environment and more concerned with the emotional and intellectual conflicts experienced by socially alienated characters" [Collie].~This was the only one of Gissing's novels to have been published by Bentley -- though Bentley had earlier paid for but not published MRS. GRUNDY'S ENEMIES, suppressed on moral grounds. For Bentley in the 1890s, this is quite a tame binding; trying to stave off the demise of the three-decker format, Bentley came out with some outrageously florid bindings in the final years (the three-decker died in 1894 anyway).~This is a bright copy, just about fine (a discreet owner ink-stamp on the corner of each front paste-down) -- condition in which Gissing three-deckers are now extremely scarce. Coustillas A8.1; Collie A8a; Spiers & Coustillas L1; Sadleir 966; Wolff 2546. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Dédicaces

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'inutile beauté

      1890. Victor-Havard, Paris 1890, 12x19cm, relié. - Victor-Havard, Paris 1890, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding bronzo metà polpaccio, liscio indietro, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertura conservato, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Firmato autografo dell'autore libreria Achilles Heymann. La libreria è stato "uno dei più pittoreschi tipi di Parigi. (...) Tutti gli uccelli (...), gli studenti, a volte anche letterato, è venuto a consultare questo uomo che sapeva tutto della biblioteca, il libro che stava leggendo o almeno acquistato. " (G. Baume Nella terra di lettere, 1922). Maupassant ha non aveva torto, come dice nella lettera di Henry Kistemaeckers di 7 mag 1882 "Rispondo in vendita presso la Libreria Nuova Vedrete i 3 dipendenti sono chiamati Achille Heymann, Ménard e .. Reboul (...) E 'essenziale (...) per fornire una copia ad ogni (...) -. Io andrò in biblioteca a scrivere una parola per ciascuno di essi - in questa casa ha venduto 900 copie di La Maison Tellier. Nessun giornale è usato come i tre di pubblicità. " [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi veau bronze, dos lisse, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couverture conservée, élégante reliure pastiche signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant au libraire Achille Heymann. Ce libraire était "un des types les plus pittoresques de Paris. (...) Toutes les perruches (...), des étudiants, quelquefois même des lettrés, venaient consulter cet homme qui savait tout de la librairie, sur le livre qu'il fallait avoir lu ou du moins acheté." (G. Baume Au pays des lettres, 1922). Maupassant ne s'y était pas trompé, comme il l'indique dans cette lettre à Henry Kistemaeckers du 7 mai 1882: "Je réponds de la vente à la Librairie Nouvelle. Vous verrez. Les 3 employés s'appellent Achille Heymann, Ménard et Reboul. (...) Il est indispensable (...) d'offrir un exemplaire à chacun (...) - Je passerai à la librairie écrire un mot pour chacun d'eux - Dans cette seule maison on a vendu 900 exemplaires de La Maison Tellier. Aucun journal ne vaut ces trois employés comme publicité."

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        Contes à madame

      - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1890, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale per i quali non vi è alcuna menzione di importanti documenti. Binding per aprire la carta bradel pettinati, liscio indietro, marino marocco pezzo titolo impostato con fielts dorate, copre conservato, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato Thomas Boichot. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore: ". A Guy de Maupassant, il suo amico" - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin marine sertie de filets dorés, couvertures conservées, élégante reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "A Guy de Maupassant, son ami."

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        Les épilepsies et les épileptiques

      Paris, Alcan, 1890, fort vol. gd in 8°, de VII-636pp., ill. de 12 planches h. t. dont 11 photos originales montées sur bristol fort et une pl. gravée, (la pl.3 manquante est ici en fac-similé à l'identique sur bristol fort), demi-chagrin brun époque, bon exemplaire. Très rare édition originale du grand livre de Féré consacré à l'épilepsie. C'est un des premiers ouvrages illustrés de photographies médicales d'épileptiques. C'est sous l'influence de Charcot que Féré s'intéressa à la neuro-pathologie, il travailla à la Salpêtrière et devint chef de service à Bicêtre. ¶ Fischer I, 395 - Heirs of Hippocrates 2189 (note) -

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        Tabaré

      - Imp. & Lib. de Vazquez Cores & Dornaleche y Reyes, Montevideo 1890, 14x19,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese per il quale non è stato derivato grandi giornali. Bound in mezza pelle di pecora marrone con angoli, di nuovo assottigliato a cinque fasce decorate con pinnacoli dorati, cornici doppie dorate sul piatto carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, nell'angolo in basso smussato, vincolante contemporaneo. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore, in spagnolo, Gabriel Hanotaux. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi basane marron à coins, dos éclairci à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, doubles encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Juan Zorrilla de San Martin, en espagnol, à Gabriel Hanotaux. Agréable exemplaire.

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        nciklopedi¿eskij slovar¿.

      Brockhaus-Efron, St. Peterburg 1890 - Toma: I - XLI = Bde. 1 - 82; Dopolnitelnyj toma: I, II = Bde. 1 - 4. Es fehlt Tom XXIX = Bd. 57. Bei den Bdn. 1, 21, 22, 25, 28, fehlen die Titelblätter, in 8 Bdn. sind Stempel einer sovjetischen Behörde, im Bd. 20: Exlibris von Jetropova, alle Bde. enthalten zahlreiche Abb., teils in Farbe (Chromolit.) u. Ktn. Halbledereinbde. mit goldgeprägten Rücken, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, manche Kapitale eingerissen, einige Einbde. sind wasserfleckig, bei einem Bd. ist der Buchblock angebrochen, gelegentlich lose Ktn., Papierbräune. Portretnaja gallereja redaktorov i sotrudnikov Enciklopedi¿eskago Slovarja. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Prague Pig And Other Stories.

      London.: Skeffington & Son., 1890. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 101 pages + 3 pages of adverts at rear. Engraved frontispiece. Original pale green cloth with embossed illustration of pig with ornate titles and gilt titles on spine. original floral patterned endpapers with a small spot of translucent marking where something may have been taken off a bookplate? (see image). Looks and feels almost fine. Small octavo. *The Rev Sabine Baring Gould was a Devon man, he wrote a scarce work on Vampires in the late 19th century a lovely book Cheap Jack Zita on Gypsy life (another great rarity), several children's books and other topographical works of devon interest, folklore and history, this remains a scarce title in ANY condition. Only 7 held in institutional libraries and not mentioned in Osborne. A FINE Victorian cloth binding. Stories inc; Gottlob's Picture, Wow-Wow, The Cat's Tree, The Schnabelweid Plot, The Queen Of Dentists, The New Master & the title story.

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        Küstenfahrten an der Nord- und Ostsee. Illustr. von Gustav Schönleber, in Verbindung mit H. Baisch, H. Bartels, E. Bracht, J. Gehrts, H. Knorr, G. Kühl, L. Ritter u. A.

      Stuttgart, Kröner, o. J. (ca. ) 1890 - Gr.-4°. VI (statt VIII), 360 S., m. 66 Tafeln und ca. 200 Textholzstichen. Ill. OLwd. Enthält zahlreiche Ansichten von Bremen, Emden, Hamburg, Helgoland, Lübeck, Danzig, Königsberg, Norderney u. a., ferner Trachten und Volksszenen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        La bête humaine & Fort comme la mort. In La Vie Populaire : années 1888, 1889, 1890 complètes

      - La Vie populaire, Paris 1er Janvier 1888 au 28 Décembre 1890, 24,5x32,5cm, 312 fascicules reliés en 6 volumes. - Prima edizione di questa rivista pubblicazione bi-settimanale illustrato nel serial sono testi inediti, sono già pubblicato testi degli scrittori più illustri della siècle.Reliures fine mezza ciliegia dolore torna con cinque nervi decorato con reti contenenti freddo piccole tracce di attrito, piatti carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, pannelli di copertura prima illustrati conservati attacchi di époque.Riches contributi letterari, tra cui quelli di G. de Maupassant con inediti tra cui "Forte come la morto "e anche" Pietro e Giovanni "e" Il nostro cuore ", E. Zola romanzo" La Bestia Umana "e anche il" voto di un morto "" Sogni "," Terra "e" Una pagina di amore "con P. Loti romanzo inedito" Il romanzo di un bambino ", J. Claretie con il romanzo inedito" Pretty Puy ", J. Richepin con inedito romanzo" cadetto "e" Cesarine 2 inedito per H. Malot, ma A. Daudet, C. Monselet, E. Renan L. Dierx, E. Goudeau, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, O. Mirbeau tra cui "Padre Jules," Mr Beaubourg, C . Mendes, P. Arena, T. de Banville, F. Mistral, J. Wood, G. Courteline, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, S. Masoch, A. Scholl, J. Gautier. ..Couvertures illustrato ritratti dei principali contributeurs.Une piede restauro marginale della pagina 213 del primo volume, un po 'la mancanza in piedi con attacco al testo della pagina 383 del secondo, pochi punti rare senza gravité.Agréable e set rara. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée publiant en feuilletons soient des textes inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions littéraires dont celles de G. de Maupassant avec notamment en inédit "Fort comme la mort" et aussi "Pierre et Jean" et "Notre coeur", E. Zola en inédit "La bête humaine" et aussi le "Voeu d'une morte" "Le rêve", "La terre" et "Une page d'amour", P. Loti avec un roman inédit "Le roman d'un enfant", J. Clarétie avec un roman inédit "Puy Joli", J. Richepin avec un roman inédit "Le cadet" et "Césarine, 2 inédits d'H. Malot, mais aussi A. Daudet, C. Monselet, E. Renan, L. Dierx, E. Goudeau, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, O. Mirbeau avec notamment "L'abbé Jules", M. Beaubourg, C. Mendès, P. Arène, T. de Banville, F. Mistral, J. Bois, G. Courteline, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, S. Masoch, A. Scholl, J. Gautier... Couvertures illustrées des portraits des principaux contributeurs. Une restauration marginale en pied de la page 213 du premier volume, un petit manque en pied avec atteinte au texte de la page 383 du second, quelques rares rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable et rare ensemble.

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        Sammlung von 10 Ansichten (Konstantinopel um 1890). Albuminabzüge, teils im Negativ bezeichnet, verso unbeschriftet.

      (Istanbul, Sebah & Joaillier um 1890 - ca. 20 x 27 cm. Hübsche Sammlung von Ansichten Kontantinopels (Istanbul) vor der Jahrhundertwende: Haremsdamen (3), Kai von Galata, Panoramablick auf den Bazar, Eyüb Sultan Moschee vom Goldenen Horn aus, eine Feuerwehrtruppe, Kahire Moschee, Innenaufnahmen Hagia Sophia (2). - A collection of views of Constantinople, its people, its Mosques, including: Mosquée Ahmed, Mosquée de Ste Sophie and others albumen prints, unframed 8 x 10½ inches (ca. 20 x 27 cm). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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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. Stanley's Last African Expedition STANLEY, Henry M[orton]. In Darkest Africa or The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. With One Hundred and Fifty Woodcut Illustrations and Maps. In Two Volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890. First edition. Two octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 5/8 inches; 221 x 143 mm.). xv, [1, blank], 529, [1, printer's imprint]; xv, [1, blank], 472, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece (with tissue guard) in Volume I, photogravure frontispiece portrait (with tissue guard) in Volume II, thirty-six additional numbered wood-engraved plates, 105 wood-engraved text illustrations, three folding color maps, one color profile sketch, and one folding table. Contemporary (possibly publisher's) three quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut, matching marbled end-papers. A near fine set. "Stanley's last African expedition began in 1887 as a relief mission to aid Emin Pasha, the German-born governor of southern Sudan's Equatoria province, who had been cut off from Anglo-Egyptian forces to the north since the outbreak of a Muslim revolt six years earlier. Stanley again ascended the Congo, then marched across central Africa toward Emin Pasha's stronghold on Lake Albert. Along the way, he lost nearly half of the 700 members of the expedition, with the survivors trailing behind him over several hundred miles. Ironically, by the time Stanley reached Lake Albert, he was critically low on provisions and had to be resupplied by Emin Pasha, the man he had come to rescue. Stanley and Emin Pasha explored the Semliki River, establishing it as the principal connection between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. While in the region, Stanley came upon the Ruwenzori Mountains, the fabled Mountains of the Moon, which had been described by the ancient geographer Ptolemy. After a 3,000 mile journey, in which he had traversed Africa from west to east, Stanley and the survivors of his expedition, along with Emin Pasha and the remainder of the Equatoria garrison, reached Zanzibar in late 1889" (Carl Waldman, Who Was Who in World Exploration, pp. 598-599). Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB (1841-1904) was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of the Belgians, and commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. He was knighted in 1899.

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        The Gentle Art of Making Enemies:

      (Antwerp) New York: Frederick Stokes & Brother. 1890 Bound with the orig. grey printed paper wrappers, in full dark green crushed morocco, elaborate gilt floral borders, raised bands, gilt compartments, red & brown morocco labels, gilt dentelles. A superb copy of a scarce edition.7 copies only in the UK; none recorded in North America on OCLC. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, published partly in response to his infamous libel trial brought against John Ruskin, Whistler had asked his friend Sheridan Ford to edit it. Prior to publication however, the relationship broke down and Whistler chose instead to edit the work himself; it was published by William Heinemann in 1890. Ford, determined to publish his own version, printed an edition of 2000 copies in Antwerp. He was followed to Antwerp by Whistler's lawyer Sir George Lewis who successfully imprisoned Ford and embargoed all 2000 copies. Subsequently Ford issued another pirated edition with the unauthorised imprint of Frederick Stokes & Brother. Although another Paris edition was suppressed by Lewis, copies of the 'Frederick Stokes' edition made their way to America. Ford, in his initial 'note' commends 'the book to Mr Whistler's enemies, with the soothing assurance that should each of them purchase a copy the edition will be exhausted in a week'. A collection of letters and articles chronicling in large part his many grievances against his acquaintances and friends. Included is Ruskin's criticism of Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket that propelled Whistler to the libel courts:'For Mr. Whistler's own sake, no less than for the protection of the purchaser, Sir Coutts Lindsay ought not to have admitted works into the gallery in which the ill-educated conceit of the artist so nearly approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.'

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        General view of Daresalam. Panoramic view in two parts.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, gelatine silverprint, 20,1 x 54 cm, with photographers stamp on reverse. KEYWORDS:tanzania/dar-es-salam/photo

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        Hedda Gabler. [Skuespil i fire akter]

      København [Copenhagen] Glydendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son) 1890 First Printing of perhaps Ibsen's "most frequently performed play in the modern theatre." (PMM) In Danish (then the literary language of both Denmark and Norway). Small 8vo: [4],236pp. Publisher's green cloth (copies were also identically bound in red, brown, and grey, no known priority), front cover elaborately blocked in gilt and black, back board with blind-stamped borders and central publisher's logo, floral patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A brilliant copy, barely rubbed to spine ends. PMM 375. Fine ¶ First trade edition, preceded by twelve copies printed in London, in Norwegian, "under a well-intentioned illusion that this was necessary for copyright protection." (PMM) Published on December 16, 1890, although the play only premiered on January 31, 1891, at the Königliches Residenz-Theater, in Munich. Together with The Lady from the Sea and Rosmersholm, Hedda Gabler forms the Munich trilogy (Ibsen lived in Munich when he wrote them.) The heroines, Ellida, Rebecca, and Hedda, are all determined women, but only Ellida is able to achieve freedom from the consequences of her past actions. Hedda, who, as the play opens, has just married the dull academic Tesman to avoid a spinster's life, realizes that she has trapped herself in a life of impossible tedium, with suicide as her only way out. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Roi de Camargue

      Emile Testard 1890 - - Emile Testard, Paris 1890, 10,5x15,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin vert sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement décorés et agrémentés d'incisions de pièces de maroquin rouge et brun, encadrement de doubles filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, un petit accroc au centre du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure de l'époque non signée. Ouvrage orné de 78 illustrations in-texte de Georges Roux gravées sur bois par Baud et Hamel ainsi que de 14 planches hors-texte gravées à l'eau forte par Ruet. Notre exemplaire est bien complet du triple état de chacune des 14 illustrations hors-texte de Georges Roux. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the 35 copies on Japan, deluxe edition. Binding half morocco green fir with corners, back with five nerves set with ornate golden dotted double gilded boxes ornate and decorated with incisions parts morocco red and brown, framing of double net gilded on marbled paper boards, small tear at the center of the first flat, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head on witnesses, elegant binding of unsigned time. Book decorated with 78 in-text illustrations by Georges Roux woodcut by Baud and Hamel and 14 boards inset engraved etchings by Ruet. Our copy is complete the triple state of each of the 14 illustrations hors-texte de Georges Roux. Nice copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Salon de 1890.

      - Paris, Ludovic Baschet, sd [1890]. In-folio (33*24.5cm), 107p. Edition originale, un des 28 japon et plus précisément un des 20 japon avec suite de 24 gravures avant la lettre sur japon (les autres japon ont la suite sur satin ou parchemin). L'ouvrage, outre sa couverture illustrée, comporte de très nombreuses gravures, à savoir : ¿ 26 gravures dans le texte, la plupart en une seule couleur (noir, bistre), 2 en couleurs ¿ 72 gravures hors-texte légendées ¿ 24 gravures hors-texte avant la lettre, à chaque fois dans un ton différent du ton légendé L'ouvrage est complet de toutes ses gravures. Chaque année, il y avait plusieurs salons parisiens, et chacun avait une publication plus classique au format in-12 ou in-8 et parfois, comme ici, une publication en grand format très luxueuse. Cette édition est ainsi tirée à 675 exemplaires : 28 japon et 647 hollande, ces derniers sans suite. Les plus beaux exemplaires étaient alors reliés par les maîtres de l'époque, comme ici avec Petrus Ruban. Reliure signée Petrus Ruban, plein maroquin rouge très décoré, tranches dorées sur témoins. Quelques petits frottis, dos légèrement bruni. Somptueux exemplaire, un travail de grande qualité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        KINDER - HOCHZEIT.-

      o.O. (o.Vlg.) ca 1890 - Quer 4°. 10 Bl. mit 10 farblithographischen Bildtafeln + 10 ganzseitigen Textabb. ill. OHLn mit Farblithographie die Einkleidung der Braut zeigend. eine Ecke etwas gestaucht, sonst von einmaliger Schönheit. EA. Museal. Unauffindbar. Einmalig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sébastien Roch

      Edition on current paper. Binding to bradel half percaline blue sky, smooth spine slightly irradiated with a gold floral pattern, golden double thread tail piece as shagreen cherry boards marbled paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Jean Ajalbert on the half-title page. Our copy is enriched with a four-page autograph letter signed and dated HGIbels in which he expressed his correspondent of his momentary financial woes, bad circumstances who do find themselves in this situation and finally solicitations wealthy bibliophiles who covet his important collection of manuscripts from the XVIII Fanatics ... Large marginal discoloration affecting the first cover plate and slightly much more half-title page without affecting the autograph dedication of the author autograph. Provenance: From Jean Ajalbert library with bookplate in Japanese-style woodcut Nabis to very few signed monogrammed, probably that of Félicien Rops. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! G. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1890 12x19,5cm relié

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        Congo, The

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. The Founding of the Congo Free State STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the founding of its Free State. A story of work and exploration. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First American Edition, most likely printed in England at the same time as the London, Samson, Low issue. Two octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 3/4 inches; 222 x 146 mm.). xxvii, [i, blank], 528; x, 483, [1, blank], [12, publisher's catalog] pp. Profusely illustrated with over one hundred full-page plates and in-text drawings, three folding maps, and two large folding maps in pockets, each at the back of the volume. Publisher's light green cloth over boards, front covers and spines pictorially decorated in gold and colors, original brown coated end-papers. An unusually nice and near fine set of this classic. First edition of Stanley's important work on the founding of the Congo Free State. This monumental record of exploration, history, and socio political economy is the result of Stanley's expedition up the Congo River in 1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commercial state in Equatorial Africa. Sir Henry Morton STANLEY, GCB (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841-10 May 1904) was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of the Belgians, and commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. He was knighted in 1899.

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        In Darkest England and the Way Out.

      London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army, [1890] - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, new endpapers. Rebacked with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Stamp of Ashton-under-Lyne Public Libraries to top edge, library number to the spine. Text block lightly toned, occasional pencilled corrections and underlinings to text. Nonetheless a very good presentable copy. Folding chromolithographic frontispiece. First edition, very scarce presentation copy inscribed by Booth on the half-title: "With faith and hope, William Booth, November 7.90." Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, had considerable help in the writing of In Darkest England from the campaigning journalist W. T. Stead, fellow Salvationist Suzie Forest Swift, and Commissioner Frank Smith. Stead appears to have done most of the writing, but pointed out in a letter to a friend "the sole responsibility and the dominating mind was [Booth's] and his alone." "Booth's colossal self-confidence, his burning sense of injustice coupled with unswerving devotion to his purpose, and his deep sympathy with the unfortunate, made of him an evangelist and an organiser of the first order." (PMM) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Rosa Rosen" originales Ölgemälde auf leinenstrukturiertem Malkarton ca.40x30cm; um 1890 [Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (54,5x45cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer.]

      - "Pink roses" original oil painting on canvas board approx.40x30cm; around 1890 [Dimensions of the leaf-gilt wooden frame of the Munich professional workshop Petzenhammer 54,5x45cm.] Nein, keine Zuschreibung, kein Um- oder Einkreisen eines Künstlers oder einer Malschule. Möge ein jeder in dem Bild das sehen oder erkennen, was ihm gefällt. Für mich ist es schlicht ein beeindruckendes Bild, das gefällt, beruhigt – erheitert, die Seele leicht macht, das Wesentliche eindeutig, glasklar und pastos zugleich in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Der Betrachter sieht das Leben nicht durch eine rosa Brille, sondern es leuchtet ihm in Gestalt der rosa Rosen hell und mild entgegen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etablissement Werzer - Pörtschach am Wörtersee". Farbige Lithographie vom M. Smöch in Klosterneuburg nach E. Weber.

      (Pörtschach, Selbstverlag, um 1890). - Schöne Ansicht der Etablissement Werzer in Pörtschach am Wörtersee mit Blick auf das Hotel, den Gasthof, die Villa Werzer, das Kaffehaus, Badeanstalt usw. und dem Wörthersee im Hintergrund. Werzers Bahnhof-Hotel mit einer eigenen kleinen Ansicht im rechten Rand. Rechts eine ausführliche Beschreibung "Erstes Etablissement im Centrum des Luft- und Badecurortes Pörtschach am See. Mit 150, theilweise heizbaren comfortable eingerichteten Fremdenzimmern in reizend gelegenen kleinen und grösseren Villen, mit schönen Veranden und Balcons, prachtvoller Aussicht am See und Hochgebirgen. - Prächtige Parkanlagen. - Vorzügliche Wiener Küche, Lohndiener bei jedem Zuge am Bahnhofe, Telephonverbindung, Buch- und Musikalienhandlung im hause (!) usw.". - Das fehlende "h" im Titel bei "Wörtersee" hs. ergänzt. Leicht gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ziehfiguren.

      Weißenburg, Burckardt (Nachf.), (um 1890). - Quer-Fol. 49 lithographierte Bilderbogen. Für den Vertrieb zusammengestelltes Heft mit zahlreichen Hampelmännern und einer Hampelfrau, darunter u. a. ein Briefbote, ein Pierrot, ein Türke, ein Indianer, ein Gewichtheber, ein Chinese, ein Matrose sowie eine Ballerina. - Gegenüber den üblicherweise mit 50 (2 x 25) Bilderbogen zu einem Thema vom Verlag zusammengestellten Heften ist das Blatt mit dem Matrosen nur einmal vorhanden. Ein zweites Exemplar wurde beim Binden offensichtlich vergessen, denn die zum Heraustrennen der Blätter vorgesehene perforierte linke Seite ist ohne Beschädigungen oder Bogenreste. - Vgl. Siefert/Ludowici (1999) Nr. 23 (mit Abb.). - Fleckenfrei, kaum Randläsuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'inutile beauté

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copiesHalf black morocco Bradel binding, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, covers and spine preserved, by Alfred Farez (active between 1909 and 1930)A fine, well-margined copy, finely bound. Victor-Havard Paris 1890 12,5x19,5cm relié

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        Contes à madame

      First edition for which there is no mention of large paper copies.Bradel binding of paper boards, dark blue morocco title label with gilt fillets, covers preserved, elegant binding by Thomas Boichot.Handsome autograph inscription from the author : "A Guy de Maupassant, son ami." Calmann Lévy Paris 1890 12x18,5cm relié

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        Villiers de l'Isle Adam

      First edition of which there were only printes 50 copies, this one of 5 numbered copies on Japon impérial, the tirage de tête.Autograph inscription by Stéphane Mallarmé to his friend François Nys : "A monsieur Nys très sympathiquement."This copy enriched in forntispiece with a portrait woddcut in red of Villiers de l'Isle-Adam by Marcellin Desboutin, which he inscribed for François Nys. This portrait, present in the second edition of 1892, is not present in every copy of the tirage de tête.Two very clear dampstains, not serious, in the margins of the first and final free endpapers, two small marginal dampstains to the covers.A good and rare copy.Cette étude est issue d'une série de conférences que Mallarmé donna en Belgique et en France à la mort de celui qui fut l'"une des grandes amitiés de sa vie". Bertrand Marchal, dans son essai sur Mallarmé, décrit cette conférence comme "une des grandes oraisons funèbres de notre littérature ; elle est aussi, avec le texte sur Rimbaud, l'une de ces biographies paradoxales où Mallarmé récuse le sens ordinaire de ce que l'on nomme la vie ; elle est évidemment le témoignage d'une amitié parfaite entre l'auteur d'Hérodiade et celui d'Isis. Elle est tout cela, mais elle n'est pas que cela. A travers l'évocation de la destinée exemplaire de Villiers, dans ce discours porté par l'émotion la plus haute, une méditation sur l'acte d'écrire et sur sa signification métaphysique, historique et politique. 'Sait-on ce que c'est qu'écrire ?' ".François Nys, Anversois d'origine, est l'imprimeur de la Société internationale des aquafortistes (S.I.A.) fondée en 1869 par Félicien Rops. Passé par de prestigieuses maisons parisiennes comme celle d'Auguste Delâtre puis Alfred Cadart, il est choisi par Rops pour la grande qualité de ses tirages. Ensemble, ils contribuent de manière magistrale au renouveau de l'eau-forte originale, désormais libérée de l'héritage romantique, et attirent à eux de nombreux graveurs de talent dont Félix Bracquemond, Adrien de Witte ou Marcellin Desboutin, qui dédicace ici son portrait de Villiers à Nys. Mais, en dépit de l'étendue de l'

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        Zum Zeitvertreib für brave Knaben & Mädchen

      München [Munich]: Verlag von Braun & Schneider, 1890. Rare Meggendorfer TitleIn Remarkable Condition[MOVABLE BOOK]. MEGGENDORFER, Lothar. Zum Zeitvertreib [Always Jolly] für brave Knaben & Mädchen Ein Ziebilderbuch von Lothar Meggendorfer. München [Munich]: Verlag von Braun & Schneider, n.d. [c. 1890].Fifth edition of Always Jolly, rare in any edition, rarer still complete and fully functional. Folio (11 7/8 x 9 1/4 in; 303 x 235 mm). Eight hand-finished, chromolithographed plates, each with a movable tab to set the scene in motion. Captions to each scene appear on opposing pages.Original color pictorial boards with original black cloth backstrip. All tabs in working order. Minimal wear to corners, light rivet oxidation offsets. An excellent copy of a Meggendorfer title that is featured in Peter Haining's Moveable Books."Quite simply, Meggendorfer turned the mechanical toy book into a work of art. He was the supreme master of animation: every gesture, both animal and human, is conveyed with uncanny precision via the primitive but - in his hands - versatile medium of moveable paper parts… I have no doubt that a new generation will share my addictive pleasure in his work" (Maurice Sendak, The Genius of Lothar Meggendorfer. p. 1)."There is little doubt that the most elaborate and ingenious movables ever produced were those of the German Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925) made during the 1880s and 1890s…the mechanisms and operations of Meggendorfer's books-not to mention the originality of his figures-are far superior to any others published before or since.…'They were marvels of ingenuity…Usually several movements took place at the same time on the same page' (Eric Quayle)…The devices that operated the various figures in Meggendorfer's books consisted of a series of inter-connecting cardboard levers sandwiched between the coloured illustration on the front of the oblong leaf and the dummy pasted behind it. The animated limbs and heads were cut-out models on the front of the picture, and moving the tab set the whole scene in motion…Needless to say, such was the delicacy of Meggendorfer's machinery that if a child pulled too hard the whole thing could be ruined beyond repair" (Haining, Movable Books, pp. 65-73).Despite Meggendorfer's charming admonition that "Men and creatures here you find/Are lively and amusing;/You fingers must be slow and kind/And treat them well while using," the books were routinely subjected to rough treatment by the enchanted children who enthusiastically played with them. That any have survived is noteworthy; that any survive with near complete movement is remarkable. That this copy has, in addition, endured with its backstrip cloth wholly intact and untouched, is quite astonishing.Haining, Peter. Moveable Books. pp. 65-73.

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        THE NURSERY ALICE containing twenty coloured enlargements from Tenniel's illustrations to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. With text adapted to nursery readers by Lewis Carroll. The cover designed and coloured by E. Gertrude Thomson. Price four shillings.

      [12], 56[61], [3] pages. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and nineteen coloured illustrations throughout by Tenniel. Original white glazed multi-coloured pictorial boards, lettered red and black; with white cloth spine cover design by E. Gertrude Thomson. 4to. Second (First published) edition. Wear to corners with small loss, and rear cover marked; else an unusually good, clean copy. Williams Madox Green 216.The Nursery Alice was first published in 1889, but the entire edition was withdrawn because Dodgson was unhappy with the colour printing.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 4. Auflage, 17 Bände, 1890, Bial & Freund

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1890 - Prachtausgabe der Buchhandlung Bial & Freund, Breslau Wien-Hietzing Budapest. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Vierte (4.) gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände: Grundlexikon A-Z & Band 17 (Ergänzungen Nachträge Register). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1890 (überwiegend Neuer Abdruck). Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit umfangreichen Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Insges. rd. 17.500 S. Viele s/w Illustrationen, Tafeln, Karten etc. Wie auch den ersten sieben Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenansicht sehr harmonisch, die Goldprägungen in kräftigem Glanz & hervorragend erhalten. Es gibt keine Fehlstellen an den Rückenkanten & Außengelenken, lediglich einen ganz winzigen Einriss an einer oberen Rückenkante (kaum zu sehen). Der Buchschnitt ist sehr gut erhalten, an einer Seite finden sich zwei Tuscheflecken. Buchecken bestoßen; Ledereinband etwas berieben, hauptsächlich an den Außengelenken. Leineneinband praktisch ohne Bereibung, einschließlich der Deckelkanten. Buchdeckel fleckig. Band 15 fällt in der Erhaltung etwas ab: hier beriebene Kanten, stärker bestoßene Buchecken, der Deckel mit auffälligeren Flecken & am Außengelenk ein Einriss von circa 1cm. Innen ohne Anstreichungen, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Bindung fest, keine fehlenden oder losen Seiten. Ebenso alle Karten & Abbildungen (bei dieser Auflage erstmals mit Chromolithographien) enthalten; diese zudem ohne den sonst so häufigen Beschädigungen. Zwei Seiten am Seitenrand ein kleines Stück eingerissen. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den Innendeckelpapieren. Seiten unterschiedlich fleckig; auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten etwas, ansonsten meist gar nicht, nur ganz vereinzelt mal ein Fleck (bei zwei Bänden ein wenig mehr). 40000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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