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        The Novels.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, c.1890 - 8 volumes bound in 7, octavo (177 x 120mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and dark brown morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, some wear to board edges, spines a little rubbed, overall an excellent set. Engraved title pages. A new edition. An attractively bound set of Eliot's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Famous Castles & Temples in Japan

      Tokio: [Kelly, n.d., ca. 1890s]. First Edition. Quite attractively produced and uncommon plate book; one in a series of at least six similar albums issued by Ogawa between 1890 and 1896, all illustrating typical scenes and scenery of Japan. Ogawa was a founding member of the Japan Photographic Society (1889) and the founder, that same year, of one of the first collotype businesses in Japan, the Ogawa Shashin Seihan. (See Terry Bennett's Photography in Japan, 1853-1912 (2013).) OCLC locates four copies in North America as of February, 2017, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard, and the Public Libraries of Cincinnati and Seattle. WENCKSTERN (Japanese Empire ) II:p.9. Oblong folio (26.5x37.5cm.); publisher's string-bound decorative limp paper-covered boards, printed paper label mounted to upper cover and speckled with gilt, all edges gilt, green- and gilt-speckled endpapers; [2]pp. & 35 leaves of hand-colored collotype plates, captions printed in English, tissue guards present; colophon printed in Japanese bound in rear. Very light soil to boards, some minor toning and shelf wear along extremities, else a Very Good, internally fine, copy. Imprint provided by OCLC no. 41704225.

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        Utérus gravide (congelé)

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

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        The Ordinances of Hong Kong for 1889


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        Panorama de Constantinople Pris de la Tour de Calata

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Her Majesty's Navy.

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

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        Memoir of William Watts McNair


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

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

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

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

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        Le Musée Égyptien. Recueil de monuments et de notices sur les fouilles d’Égypte. Tomes I, II & III (complete set)

      IFAO, Le Caire 1890 - Extremely rare complete set of 3 volumes, bound in one. IFAO, Le Caire, 1890-1915. First edition. Folio. Vol. I (1890): 44 pages, 46 plates. Vol. II (1907): 119 pages, 57 plates. Vol. III (1915): 97 pages, 38 plates. Bound in a thick green cloth, ex-libris Alexandre Varille. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vintage photographic portrait

      , 1890. 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.

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

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        Portrait of a young girl.

      ca. 1890. Original photograph, albumen print, size 24,8 x 18,7 cm. KEYWORDS:algeria/alger/photo

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      1890. RUSKIN, John. Works. New York: Lovell, Coryell, circa 1890. Thirteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red and navy morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $2800.Handsomely bound set of RuskinÂ’s collected works, illustrated with numerous plates and in-text drawings.Writer, critic, and artist, John Ruskin was the chief influence upon public taste in Victorian England. Includes Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, The Seven Lamps of Architecture and others. Interiors fine, handsomely bound.

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        The Sign of The Four in LippincottÕs Magazine

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1890 - Publisher's bindings of Vol. XLV in two volumes (as issued, only text, without wrappers or ads); including the first appearance of this Sherlock Holmes novel as well as WildeÕs Picture of Dorian Gray. The frugal publisher issue copies in various schemes, with different overall titles and bindings. Hinges just a little weak; ownership inscriptions on a blank in each volume; very slight cloth wear; an unusually nice set. These novels were famously commissioned by this magazineÕs editor at a dinner at the Langham Hotel in London. While both novels are complete, several hundred words of Dorian Gray were excised from publication. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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.

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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.

      - 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

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      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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        Photographs: Northeastern United States, Early 1890s.

      1890 - Black cloth over boards (12.25" x 10.5") with "Photographs" stamped in blind on upper board; contains 28 b/w photographs (8" x 6") alternately mounted to the recto or recto/verso of each leaf (25 heavy cardstock leaves), some of them labeled and dated by hand. Boards quite rubbed, frayed at spine tips and corners; first leaf shows significant scuffing along the edges, with some light soiling and a few small scuffs on the photograph itself – the rest are unscathed. Early 1890s. Comprised mostly of landscapes taken in the northeastern United States (Woods Hole and Nobska, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Hunts Mills, New Jersey; and more), also features images of people picnicking, playing tennis, and sailing. Nice images of the clothing of the period, and some lovely landscapes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Finely penned Document signed, in Spanish with translation, to the President of Peru, (1858-1929, née Archduchess of Austria, second wife of Alfonso XII and mother of Alfonso XIII, Queen Regent 1885-1902)

      1890 - (Remigio Morales Bermúdez, d. 1894, President from 1890), saying she is recalling Don Juan Duran y Cuerbo, her envoy to Peru, and that she is convinced he will have secured the President's approval during his mission, signed also by Carlos O Donnell, 1834-1903, four times Foreign Minister between 1879 and 1897, blind embossed armorial paper seal, 1 side folio and conjugate blank, Madrid, 25th October The long regency of Queen Cristina, who was by nature a strong Conservative, owed much to her ability to work with Liberals and to encourage consensus politics between the two main parties. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller & Draheim GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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