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        Vachère au bord de l'eau

      Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1890. Acquaforte originale e puntasecca, mm. 198 x 135 alla battuta, più ampi marg. bianchi. Titolo a stampa sulla velina di protezione. Buono stato, qualche minima ombreggiatura.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        Vintage photographic portrait

      1890. VON GLOEDEN, Wilhelm. Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Sicilian youth. [Taormina, Sicily], circa 1890. Original albumen photograph, measuring 4-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches, mat size 8 by 11 inches. $1500.Vintage head-and-shoulders portrait in profile of a Sicilian youth in headdress.“Over 80 percent of Von GloedenÂ’s photographs were circulated through traditional postcards, magazines and advertisements. In Germany, his work could be found in ‘health and physiqueÂ’ magazines. Britain used hundreds of his draped studies as advertising for ‘romantic Mediterranean vacationsÂ’ in travel magazines” (W.B. Nally), or they “masqueraded as artistsÂ’ models” (Frizot, 271). “Von Gloeden was one of the earliest gay photographers of the male nude. His best known images— those enormously popular among the Victorians— depict nude boys in garlands or scant robes acting out Homeric themes; but many of his other images, which once totaled over 3,000, are [simply] elegant studies of the male body” (Jason Goldman). It has been estimated that at least two-thirds of Von GloedenÂ’s negatives were destroyed by Mussolini, who considered them objectionable. This head-and-shoulders portrait in profile is posed in the classical manner, with eyes looking upward. See McDarrah, 515. Small surface abrasion to left margin (not affecting subject), minor creasing to corners. Near-fine condition. Scarce.

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        Grot Soekaboenie.

      1890. ca. 1890. Original photograph, gelatine silver print, 24,3 x 18,4 cm. KEYWORDS:indonesia/java/photo

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        Reklamemarken, Siegelmarken 1890-1913

      Ueber 750verschiedene Reklame-, Ausstellungs-, Anlass-, Gelegenheits-, Erinnerungs-, Spenden- Militaermarken etc etc, im Album beidseitig und vollstaendig angeheftet, zwischen 1890-1913 hauptsaechlich aus Deutschland oder aus der Donaumonarchie Oesterreich-Ungarn, wenige Marken mit kleinen Gebrauchsspuren,viele kuenstlerische geschmackvolle Jugendstildarstellungen, tadellos und liebevoll zusammengetragen und gepflegt, eine extra Doppelseite auch beklebt und noch Marken mit Perforierung dazugelegt z.B. mit Balkanflaggen (Kaiser Otto Kaffeezusatz)

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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. 2 volumes. First edition. Portrait frontispieces, 36 full page illustrations, over 100 illustrations in text, 2 large color folding maps at front, 1 folding map in text, 1 diagram. 8vo, publisher’s original brick red cloth gilt-lettered and with elaborate pictorial decorations in gilt and black on the spines and upper covers. xv, 529; xv, 472, [2] ads pp. A bright and handsome set, very well preserved. The cloth, gilt and colours all in quite pleasing condition, the bindings showing only mild evidence of age or use, a tight and clean set with the plates and maps in good order and none of the foxing typical to the book. SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPLE WRITINGS OF ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPLORERS OF THE DARK CONTINENT. "By 1885 Stanley had become deeply interested in the schemes of Mr. (afterwards Sir) William Mackinnon, chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company, for establishing a British protectorate in East Equatorial Africa, and it was believed that this object could be furthered at the same time that relief was afforded to Emin Pasha, governor of the the Equatorial Province of Egypt, who had been isolated by the Mahdist rising of 1881-1885...Instead of choosing the direct route Stanley decided to go by way of the Congo, as thereby he would be able to render services to the infant Congo State, then encountering great difficulties with the Zanzibar Arabs established on the Upper Congo" (EB). Stanley and Tippoo Tib, the chief of the Congo Arabs, entered into an agreement for the latter to assume governorship of the Stanley Falls station and supply carriers for the Emin relief expedition, and then travelled up the Congo to Bangala together. They parted ways at Stanley Falls and Stanley started his trip toward Albert Nyanza, leaving a rear-guard at Yambuya on the lower Aruwimi under the command of Major E.M. Barttelot. Stanley’s journey to Albert Nyanza became a hazardous 160-day march through “nothing but miles and miles, endless miles of forest” that claimed the lives of over half of Stanley’s men from starvation, disease, and hostility of the natives. Finally upon the arrival at Albert Nyanza, Stanley achieved communication with Emin but was troubled by the non-arrival of his rear-guard. He retraced his steps back to Yambuya to find that Tippoo Tib had broken faith, Barttelot had been murdered, and the camp was in disarray and only one European was left. Stanley again set out for Albert Nyanza, where Stanley, Emin Pasha, and the survivors of the rear-guard began the return journey to Zanzibar by way of Uganda, a trip during which he discovered the Mountains of the Moon (Ruwenzori), traced the course of the Semliki River, discovered Albert Edward Nyanza and the great southwestern gulf of Victorian Nyanza. Of Stanley’s original 646 men, only 246 survived. This account of his adventures was wildly popular and published in six languages. One of the greatest feats in African travel, Stanley traveled thousands of miles in his claims to the great stretches of continental African territory.

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        American Testimonial Banquet

      1890. First Edition . STANLEY, Henry M. The American Testimonial Banquet to Henry M. Stanley, In recognition of his Heroic Achievements in the cause of Humanity, Science & Civilization. London: no publisher, May 30, 1890. Octavo, original elaborately tooled full polished brown calf, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $3000.First edition of this scarce volume issued to those invited to the exclusive 1890 American Testimonial Banquet honoring explorer Henry Stanley, with five vintage prints of Stanley and his chief officers, each mounted on blue paper and tipped to heavy gilt-edged card stock.Perhaps no European is more closely connected with Africa than Lord Stanley. His final journey to Africa as head of the 1887 Emin Pasha Relief Expedition was particularly exceptional in its terrible human cost, resulting in the death of “over 500 people directly connected with the expedition” (New York Times). Stanley and his officers “Jephson, Parke, Stairs” and Nelson covered hundreds of miles and “marched in “grim conditions” with a “steady trickle of thefts and desertions, interspersed with attacks by tribesmen… Every day several men died of starvation” (Jeal, 342). Yet Stanley still managed to compile important data on the Pygmies and discovered the Ruwenzori, or “Mountains of the Moon.” The perilous journey nearly cost Stanley his life and ended sadly when Emin Pasha expressed anger at Stanley’s interference, ultimately refusing to leave Africa. This handsome programme, issued to those invited to an exclusive May 30, 1890 American Testimonial Banquet held in London some time after Stanley’s return, points to his signal importance as explorer, adventurer and a hero of the Victorian era. With copies likely limited to the 400 or so people at the affair, this lavish volume contains five vintage prints—of Stanley and his chief officers Stairs, Parke, Nelson and Jephson—all in attendance. Each print, measuring 3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, is mounted on pale blue cards displaying captions, signature facsimiles and tipped to heavy gilt-edged card stock. The elaborately tooled and embossed programme also contains a list of committee members and honorary stewards, including James Whistler, P.T. Barnum and Bret Harte, as well as a tipped-in plate of “Shield and Medallions” and accompanying description, along with the evening’s menu, music programme and “Toast List.” With laid-in invitation card (measuring 5 by 6-1/2 inches) completed in manuscript to admit a “Dr. A.J. Comer,” with the “No. 100” at the upper left corner crossed out and “99” written above.Interior and prints generally fresh with only lightest scattered foxing, joints reinforced. A near-fine copy, scarce.

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        Charming unsigned Russian postcard photo (Russian Empress, 1847-1928, wife of Tsar Alexander III, mother of Nicholas II)

      1890 - showing her three quarters length wearing a wonderful gown and jewels, resting her gloved hands on the back of a chair, no place, no date, in a wonderful presentation wooden frame with crest and monogram, in the corners in silver with a gilt fillet around the photo, 5" x 3

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Beitr

      unbekannt 1890 - Reprint "Zentral-Antiquariat", Lpz., 1968 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8220 J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Lpz., 1890-1913. ca. 6000 S. mit 2 Titelbildern, Ln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sult Hunger

      P.G. Philipsens Forlag, 1890 First Edition of Hamsun's masterpiece, breakthrough novel and arguably the first Modernist book. Excerpts had appeared two years earlier in the Danish magazine Ny Jord. It follows the inner workings of a poor writer as he becomes devoured by his environment's harsh conditions. ***Bound in contemporary half morocco with Bindesboll paper boards. Save for a bit of dustiness at the top edge, a fine clean copy. Rare - particularly in meaningful condition.

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        In Darkest England

      London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army,, [1890]. and the Way Out. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, new endpapers. Folding chromolithographic frontispiece. 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. 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)

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        The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

      

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        Mur des Juifs un vendredi.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, 21,5 x 27,4 cm, Photograph no 245. KEYWORDS:palestine/jerusalem/photo

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        Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War

      1890. First Edition . (CIVIL WAR) FORBES, Edwin. Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, (1890). Two volumes. Folio (12 by 16 inches), original brown cloth, patterned endpapers. $4000.First edition of a richly illustrated folio two-volume Civil War memoir by Edwin Forbes, widely hailed as “a founder of etching as an art in this country,” with 20 half-tone equestrian portraits of Union officers after oil paintings by him and nearly 300 full-page and in-text wood engravings made from his sketches at the front illustrating the day-to-day life of the Union armies during the years 1862-65, in original bright gilt-stamped cloth.Edwin Forbes accompanied the Army of the Potomac as staff artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, where his sketches of camp life and battlefields appeared throughout the Civil War. Historian William Cooper, Jr. notes: ""the war and his experiences in it remained central to him for the rest of his life."" (Edwin Forbes and the Civil War). The war led Forbes to develop a fundamental ""habit of quick and trenchant drawing from life which… influenced all his later production, and the sketches themselves were his main stock in trade… In 1876 copper-plate etchings from his war sketches were published as Life Studies of the Great Army, and received an award at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The original prints were bought by General Sherman, and were placed in his office in the War Department in Washington"" (ANB). Thirty Years After conveys ""the universality of the soldiers' experience… Almost 300 etchings taken from Forbes' field sketches, including those in Life Studies, dominate Thirty Years After. To these Forbes added 20 half-tone equestrian portraits from original oil paintings… Twentieth-century historians of etching consider Forbes a founder of etching as an art in this country"" (Cooper). Dornbusch III:537. Interior fine, original cloth in exceptionally nice condition. A beautiful copy.

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        He inoi ma nga tamariki.[Napier?, printed by Robert Coupland Harding?, 1889?]. 8vo (18 x 12.5 cm). Single leaf, printed on 1 side.

      - Books in Maori 1246; Williams, supp. 779a; WorldCat (3 copies); for Coupland Harding: McKenzie, "Harding, Robert Coupland", in: DNZB (online ed.). Rare leaflet containing five Christian prayers for children in the Maori language, an offprint of a page from an almanac ("Maramataka mo te tau") probably for the year 1890. Robert Coupland Harding (1849-1916), "New Zealand's first and most eminent typographer" (McKenzie), printed these almanacs for the years 1883 to 1890 and 1892, so presumably also the separate leaves of prayers, as the catalogue of the Alexander Turnbull Library suggests. The present one opens with a quotation from Luke 11:1 and an introductory paragraph, followed by the title in capitals, which translates as "A prayer for the children". The prayers themselves are presented under three numbered headings: I for little children (with one prayer for the morning and one for the afternoon), II for children above age 10 (with the same) and III for the beginning of school.With a couple creases (one through the corner of the text), some minor foxing and a few small marginal tears, chips or holes. A rare Maori leaflet with prayers for children.

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        Oblong Cabinet Photograph by Carl Jagerspacher of Gmunden, unsigned, (1853-1933, sister of Queen Alexandra and the Tsarina, third daughter of Christian IX, Duchess of Cumberland)]

      1890 - showing her holding the reins of a two horse, four wheeled open carriage, with Princess Mary beside her, at the back of the carriage, with arms folded, is coachman Evers, at the left at a table under a sunshade is Thyra's mother-in-law, the former Queen Marie of Hanover, (1818-1907), others with her, identified in pencil in a German hand, are Fr

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        Les Miserables Five Volumes

      Boston, MA: Joseph Knight Co., 1890. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5"x7. Tissued Frontispieces. (full book description) Joseph Knight Co., Boston, MA, 1890. 1st Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5"x7", 1988pgs. Tissued Frontispieces. 5 volumes set complete. Dark green spine leather (with 5 raided ribs, gold gilt letters and trim. Green & gold marbled boards and endpapers, very bright top page end gold gilt. Other page ends browned,1/8" light wear and 1/16" wear spot on volume 4 spine, o.w. all are clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Contents in Fine Like New condition. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Fine unsigned Tableau Vivant Photograph representing 'The Death of Boadicia' by Hughes & Mullins (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) with his sister BEATRICE (Mary Victoria Feodore, 1857-1944, Princess, Daughter & Companion of Queen Victoria) & her husband Prince Henry Maurice of BATTENBERG (1858-1896, Colonel)]

      1890 - showing the family dressed in mediaeval costume, the Princes are standing either side of the Princess who is lieing, apparently dying, on a bed, other members of the household are standing behind her, the young woman could be Princess Ella of Hesse, stamped 'carbon print' on the verso, 10" x 8", no place, (Osborne, Isle of Wight) no date, c. 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.

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        La bête humaine

      - Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1890, 12x19cm, relié sous chemise-étui. - Edizione di carta corrente. Associazione a bradel metà marocco indaco, liscia torna con un motivo floreale oro, quando la coda d'oro, carta marmorizzata piatta, testa dorata, coperchi conservato legame contemporaneo firmato Féchoz. Autograph firmata dall'autore Auguste MARCADE. Bellissimo esemplare senza menzione e piacevolmente stabiliti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin indigo, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Féchoz; chemise-étui en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, intérieur de daim bleu marine, chemise-étui signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola à Auguste Marcade. Bel exemplaire sans mention et agréablement établi.

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        Monographie der baltischen Bernsteinbäume. Vergleichende Untersuchungen über die Vegetationsorgane und Blüten, sowie über das Harz und die Krankheiten der baltischen Bernsteinbäume.

      Danzig, Naturforschende Gesellschaft, 1890. - Large 4to (32.5 : 26.5 cm). (8), 151 p., 18 plates, all but one lithographed in colours, with 1 leaf of explanation each. First edition. The 19th century saw three great and nowadays scarce monographs on amber inclusions. The earliest was Berendt?s ?Die im Bernstein befindlichen Reste der Vorwelt?, 1845-56, followed by ?Flora des Bernsteins? by Goeppert, Menge and Conwentz, 1883-86. The third and most significant is the present book. Based on histological studies of wood inclusions Conwentz undertakes a comprehensive description and a classification of the resinous tree generating Baltic amber deposits. His extinct species Pinus succinifera remained valid until the late 20th century. Most of the highly finished plates show microscopic images of thin sections. Plate XV pictures whole but abnormally altered pieces of amber. - Conwentz (1855-1922) used the rich amber collection of the Westpreußisches Provinzial-Museum Danzig which he directed from its foundation in 1879 until 1910. The natural history section of the museum went back to the cabinet of the Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Danzig founded in 1743. In 1880 the zoologist Anton Menge bequeathed his private collection of amber inclusions. - This copy belonged to the library of the botanist Eduard Strasburger, the founder of modern plant cell biology (1844-1912). His legacy stamp and a subsequent stamp of the Bonn botanical institute (where Strasburger worked from 1881) on title-page; both cancelled. - Stafleu & Cowan, no. 1192. - Binding a bit rubbed, hinges strongly. A clean copy. Contemporary black paste paper boards with red spine label, spine ends and corners stiffened with vellum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zoo Puzzle

      Germany, [ca 1890]. Cardboard full colour printed box with six compartments separated by a wooden frame, each containing three puzzles (colour printed paper on wood), for a total of 18 puzzles, each measuring 12 x 11 cm (4" x 3.5").= The word "Germany" is printed on the box in the lower-right-corner of the figure. No publisher or manufacturer is indicated. The images include typical zoo scenes, most animals illustrated behind bars. Included are a lion, a tiger, monkeys, bears, a camel, pelicans, an ostrich, a wolf, giraffes, baboons, etc. Box reinforced with transparent tape, top board with two cut-outs on one side (to remove it with more ease). Some damp-staining to the bottom. One piece with a repair, otherwise a fine, complete set.

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        Sans titre

      1890. (c. 1890), (c. 1890), , , tirage albuminé [200 x 255 mm] contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux : une patiente atteinte sans doute de scoliose dorso-lombaire droite à grande courbure, posant nue, de dos, devant un paravent sombre. Inscription à l'encre et au crayon non déchiffrée au verso du carton. 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. 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)

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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.

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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]

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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]

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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

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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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        IN DARKEST AFRICA, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1890 - 2 volumes. First edition. Portrait frontispieces, 36 full page illustrations, over 100 illustrations in text, 2 large color folding maps at front, 1 folding map in text, 1 diagram. 8vo, publisher’s original brick red cloth gilt-lettered and with elaborate pictorial decorations in gilt and black on the spines and upper covers. xv, 529; xv, 472, [2] ads pp. A bright and handsome set, very well preserved. The cloth, gilt and colours all in quite pleasing condition, the bindings showing only mild evidence of age or use, a tight and clean set with the plates and maps in good order and none of the foxing typical to the book. SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPLE WRITINGS OF ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPLORERS OF THE DARK CONTINENT. "By 1885 Stanley had become deeply interested in the schemes of Mr. (afterwards Sir) William Mackinnon, chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company, for establishing a British protectorate in East Equatorial Africa, and it was believed that this object could be furthered at the same time that relief was afforded to Emin Pasha, governor of the the Equatorial Province of Egypt, who had been isolated by the Mahdist rising of 1881-1885.Instead of choosing the direct route Stanley decided to go by way of the Congo, as thereby he would be able to render services to the infant Congo State, then encountering great difficulties with the Zanzibar Arabs established on the Upper Congo" (EB). Stanley and Tippoo Tib, the chief of the Congo Arabs, entered into an agreement for the latter to assume governorship of the Stanley Falls station and supply carriers for the Emin relief expedition, and then travelled up the Congo to Bangala together. They parted ways at Stanley Falls and Stanley started his trip toward Albert Nyanza, leaving a rear-guard at Yambuya on the lower Aruwimi under the command of Major E.M. Barttelot. Stanley’s journey to Albert Nyanza became a hazardous 160-day march through "nothing but miles and miles, endless miles of forest" that claimed the lives of over half of Stanley’s men from starvation, disease, and hostility of the natives. Finally upon the arrival at Albert Nyanza, Stanley achieved communication with Emin but was troubled by the non-arrival of his rear-guard. He retraced his steps back to Yambuya to find that Tippoo Tib had broken faith, Barttelot had been murdered, and the camp was in disarray and only one European was left. Stanley again set out for Albert Nyanza, where Stanley, Emin Pasha, and the survivors of the rear-guard began the return journey to Zanzibar by way of Uganda, a trip during which he discovered the Mountains of the Moon (Ruwenzori), traced the course of the Semliki River, discovered Albert Edward Nyanza and the great southwestern gulf of Victorian Nyanza. Of Stanley’s original 646 men, only 246 survived. This account of his adventures was wildly popular and published in six languages. One of the greatest feats in African travel, Stanley traveled thousands of miles in his claims to the great stretches of continental African territory. [Attributes: First Edition; 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]

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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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