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        Golf

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd, 1890. - xvi, 495 pp. Contributions by Lord Wellwood, Sir Walter Simpson, A.J. Balfour, Andrew Lang, H.S.C. Everard, etc. Illustrated with numerous drawings by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss, including frontispiece with tissue-guard. 9½x7½, original ½ blue morocco & gilt-stamped orange cloth, gilt-lettered spine, black endpapers, untrimmed edges, top edge gilt. Part of the "Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes" set. No. 36 of 250 Large Paper copies. First Edition. The "Large Paper" edition, which is becoming increasingly scarce. The Badminton Library issued 24 volumes on 22 different sports, for use of the general public who knew little or nothing about sports. Hutchinson was a wise choice by the editor to author the volume on golf, as he was already becoming one of the most prolific and knowledgeable golf writers in history. Second signature (which includes Preface) bound upside down by the publisher. Murdoch 388; D&M 2970; D&J H28540. Spine just slightly faded, ends and corners a bit bumped; front hinge tender, occasional faint foxing; original spine re-laid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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]

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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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        THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR AND OTHER TALES.

      London ;- Longmans Green and Co 1890 - Attractive FIRST EDITION Second Impression (Limited to only 750 copies) Crown 8vo. Original dark green cloth, lettered gilt with bevelled boards. (xii) + 315pps. + 16pps. ads. dated 30,000/3/90. Original 'ship and swan' endpapers. Apart from light rubbing to head and foot of spine this is indeed AN EXCELLENT example of this early collection of short tales.Inner joints sound and free of the usual foxing. Doyle dedicated the collection to "My friend Major-General A.W.Drayson." (Green & Gibson A5a.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Charles DE GAULLE - Lettre autographe signée sur le RPF

      - Charles de GAULLE (1890 - 1970), président et général français. Lettre autographe signée à Jacques Soustelle et Louis Vallon. 31 octobre 1948 ; 1 page ½ in-8° sur papier en-tête. Lettre légèrement froissée Le général De Gaulle organise la liste de ses députés pour le Rassemblement Populaire dans l’ancien département de la Seine: « J’accepterais que la liste du Rassemblement dans la Seine attribuait à M. Deutschmann, maire de Levallois, la 9e position au lieu de la 10e . Dans ce cas, la même liste placerait M. Guiter en 10e position, ce dont je souhaite vivement qu’il veuille bien ne pas se désobliger » Le département de la Seine est créé en 1790 puis supprimé le 1er janvier 1968 suite à la réorganisation de la région parisienne qui est divisée en quatre départements : Paris, les Hauts-de-Seine, la Seine-Saint-Denis et le Val-de-Marne [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        DICKISON AND HIS MEN.

      1890 - PRICED REDUCED FROM $1200.00! Louisville, KY 1890. 8, 266 pages. Civil War Books I-81. Dornbusch II, FL(C)-189. 2nd Florida Cavalry. In Tall Cotton #42. Frontis of Dickison, 12 full page illustrations on coated paper. “Probably co-authored by the commander of the 2nd Florida Cavalry and his wife; a poorly organized but splendid picture of the almost unknown Florida campaigns.” – Civil War Books. "The best picture of the campaigns in Florida. " – In Tall Cotton. First edition, interior clean and tight excepting minor foxing, presentation copy from Dickison to Confederate General Clement A. Evans. This copy came from Evans’ library, he wrote his name on a card affixed to the front board, the signature is faint. Withal the best copy we've offered in 47 years. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        FLIRT

      Paris, Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1890 - FLIRT. Illustré par Madeleine Lemaire. Paris, Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1890 2 volumes grands in-4 (32,5 x 25,5 cm) de 213-(3) pages pour le volume de texte qui contient l'état définitif en noir des estampes (19 grandes compositions hors-texte, 18 grandes vignettes en bandeaux et culs-de-lampe). Le deuxième volume (6 cm d'épaisseur) contient un tirage à part de toutes les illustrations en 4 ou 5 états, parfois 6. Reliure demi-maroquin à larges coins, dos à nerfs richement ornés aux petits fers, filets entrecroisés, double-filets sur les plats, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture conservée. Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf. (reliure de l'époque signée M. LORTIC). ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE GRAND LUXE. TIRAGE A QUELQUES DIZAINES D'EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DU JAPON (non justifié). EXEMPLAIRE DE PRÉSENT. Le nom du destinataire n'a pas été renseigné. Normalement ce type d'exemplaires était accompagné de deux suites des gravures : une suite imprimée en camaïeu sur papier Whatman et une suite imprimée en bistre sur papier du Japon. Notre exemplaire contient dans le volume de planches : 5 états des gravures (1 état en bistre sur Japon avec remarque, 1 état en bistre sur Japon sans remarque, 1 état en bleu sur Whatman avec remarque, 1 état en bleu sur Whatman sans remarque, 1 état en couleur sur Whatman fort). Quelques estampes possèdent une épreuve de mois, d'autres ont une épreuve de plus. « Je ne crois pas qu'il ait jamais un mot de pitié pour les souffrances physiques ou morales qu'il dépeint avec une inflexible vigueur. [.] C'est par l'intensité seule de ses descriptions ou de ses analyses qu'il trahit son émotion et qu'il provoque la nôtre. Tel il était dans ses livres, tel il était aussi dans sa vie » — Edmond Estève, Paul Hervieu, conteur, moraliste et dramaturge. Issu d'une famille bourgeoise, Paul Hervieu se destine tout d’abord au barreau, devient avocat et fréquente un moment les milieux politiques. Il obtient en 1881 un poste d’attaché d’ambassade à Mexico, qu’il ne conserve pas longtemps. Intéressé surtout par la littérature, il se consacre principalement à l’écriture, tout en fréquentant des salons littéraires et mondains, tels ceux de Madame de Pierrebourg, qui fut sa maîtresse, et de Madame Émile Straus, où il côtoie des écrivains, Marcel Proust, Paul Bourget, Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Guy de Maupassant ; des aristocrates, la Princesse Mathilde, le Prince Georges Bibesco ; des comédiens comme Réjane ou Lucien Guitry et des artistes comme Edgar Degas. En 1883, commence sa longue amitié avec Octave Mirbeau, dont il devient le confident. Il collabore cette année-là, sous le pseudonyme de Liris, à l'éphémère revue que fonde son nouvel ami et à laquelle collaborent également Alfred Capus et Étienne Grosclaude, Les Grimaces, hebdomadaire satirique et de combat anti-opportuniste, mais aussi antisémite, destiné selon Mirbeau « à faire grimacer tout ce faux monde de brigands impunis de la finance ». Pourtant, à l'instar de Mirbeau, qui fera partie des intellectuels dreyfusistes les plus engagés, Hervieu sera dreyfusard, ce qui lui vaudra un échec lors de sa première candidature académique. Préoccupé par les problèmes sociaux de son époque, il les expose dans des romans psychologiques et mondains, à la manière de Paul Bourget, et dans des pièces de théâtre, volontiers moralisatrices. Voulant analyser rigoureusement une situation et en montrer les conséquences inéluctables, il met en scène des personnages qui se conduisent avec une logique extrême, sans la moindre humanité, attentifs uniquement au sentiment du devoir et aux conventions sociales. Cette rigidité amène à des dénouements dramatiques qui paraissent outranciers aujourd’hui. L'intrigue se déroule dans des milieux aristocratiques ou mondains : la femme adultère dans L'Énigme et dans Le Réveil, le remariage d’une femme divorcée dans Le Dédale, et le soin dû aux enfants, quelles qu’en soient les conséquences, dans La Course du flambeau. Il succéda en 1900 à Édouard Pailleron a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Tabaré

      Imp. & Lib. de Vazquez Cores & Dornaleche y Reyes. First edition of the French translation of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half brown sheepskin wedge, back thinned to five nerves decorated with gilded finials, double gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, lower corner blunt, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author, in Spanish, Gabriel Hanotaux. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imp. & Lib. de Vazquez Cores & Dornaleche y Reyes Montevideo 1890 14x19,5cm relié

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        Novels of George Eliot.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, circa 1890. Eight volumes, octavo, 33 illustrations including two vignette titles; full polished calf with marbled edges, gilt spines with raised bands, double green red morocco labels. A handsome nineteenth century set of Eliot's novels in Mudie bindings. One of the greatest novelists of her time, her stories, largely set in provincial England, are well known and loved for their realism. The set includes illustrations by different artists including W. Small, W. J. Allen and John Jelllicoe. Some minor foxing.

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        The Moonstone

      Chatto and Windus, UK 1890 - New Edition 1890. Book is very good+ with bright boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Small marks to boards. Contents good. Page edges a little browned. Foxing to some pages and quite heavy at the endpapers. Early editions are un-common. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Bièvre

      L. Genonceaux. 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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        The Tragic Muse.

      London: Macmillan and Company 1890. First English Edition. Three volumes, crown octavo. Bound in original blue cloth, titled in gilt, coated black endpapers. No ownership names, internally clean, Mudie's library labels to all volumes (one neatly removed), bindings shelfworn, text blocks shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters. A used but serviceable and inexpensive set, housed in a robust fleece-lined slipcase. Henry James' classic comedy of manners, this was his final triple decker. 500 copies only. Edel & Laurence A34b. Supino 34.8.0.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1890-95. FINELY BOUND SET. 24 titles in 17 volumes, together with a one-volume Life of Dickens by John Forster. Octavo. With illustrations from the original plates by Cruikshank, Stone, Phiz, et al. In half blue calf by Mudie, with striking blue marbled boards, end-papers and edges. Raised bands and gilt titles to spines.Bookplates of A. Clifford Morson, dated 1902, to front paste-down of each vol. Some light edge-wear, Very good overall.

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        The Works of Shakespeare. Including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley.

      London: William Mackenzie, n.d. (c. 1890). The Library Shakespeare in 3 volumes; 4to (315 x 250mm). Contemporary red half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, red cloth boards, marbled end papers. Generously illustrated with in-text wood engravings and several full page chromolithographs. Each play has a sepia tinted pictorial title page. Binding slightly rubbed. A good, sound set. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Répertoire chromatique. Solution raisonnée et pratique des problèmes les plus usuels dans l'étude et l'emploi des couleurs. 29 tableaux en chromo, représentant 952 teintes différentes et définies, groupées en plus de 600 gammes typiques.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1890. ____ Seule édition. Illustré de 29 planches en chromolithographie, dont le frontispice. Le livre est dédié à la mémoire de Chevreul, dont les travaux n'ont pas abouti à des "solutions pratiques", qui sont ici proposées. Charles Lacouture (1832-1908), professeur de sciences naturelles à Metz, propose une " trilobe synoptique" permettant une vue comparative des couleurs. Il part des trois couleurs de base, (rouge, bleu, jaune), en leur attribuant une lettre et pour les nuances, un chiffre. Ce qui lui permet d'établir des formules mathématiques. Complet de la serpente imprimée en face de la première planche. Très bel exemplaire.***** Sole edition. Illustrated with 29 chromolithographic plates. A rare treatise on colour theory. In-folio. Collation : XI, (1), 144, (4) pp., 29 planches h-t. Toile verte, plats estampés et dorés. (Reliure de l'éditeur.).

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        HUNTING MAP OF GIBRALTAR & ENVIRONS: HUNTING MAP OF COUNTRY NEAR GIBRALTAR.

      London: Edward Stanford Ltd [nd but circa ] 1890 - Chromolithograph, dissected into 20 sections and mounted upon original linen, folding into original pink paper covers bearing printed title (Very Good, lovely colour printing, light even toning to map, some very minor fraying to some map section edges, covers slightly toned), 63 x 55 cm (25 x 21.5 inches). An extremely rare and attractive map showcasing the Gibraltar Calpe Hunt, which took place in the Andalucian countryside near The Rock. This lovely and extremely rare map was made to specifically show the operational theatre of the Gibraltar Calpe Hunt. The Calpe was a regularly held foxhunt organized out of Gibraltar, patronized by senior British officers and wealthy merchants. From its founding in 1812 until the 1930s, it was considered to be the ultimate social and recreational event of The Rock. The present map was published around 1890 by the leading British cartography firm of Edward Stanford Ltd., and was almost certainly based upon a manuscript obtained from a British officer who had participated in the hunt. While several maps of the Calpe Hunt (all rare) were made, this map is quite early, appearing barely a decade and a half after the first known Gibraltar Calpe Hunt map was produced. As shown on the present custom made map, the theatre of the hunt was the countryside in the southeastern part of Andaluc’aÕs Cadiz province, bordering Gibraltar, an area extending from Algeciras, in the southwest, up to the R’o Guadiaro, in the northeast. The mountainous area is punctuated by river valleys, with the numerous cork forest and orange groves expressed in a lovely bright green colour. Indeed, the cork forests were the ideal environments for the hunt. The table, in the lower right corner, notes the ÔPlaces of Meeting of the Calpe HuntÕ, noting that the hound kennels are located at the northern end of Gibraltar, while 18 meeting places for the hunt are marked on the map within red circles. The table also notes the distance of each station from Gibraltar, critical details given that all transport was then on horseback. The ÔReferenceÕ below translates Spanish topographical terms into English. The present map is very rare; it is one of only three known examples. .SEE OUR WEB-SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1891

      George Routledge and Sons [1890], London - Cloth-backed paper-covered gilt- and color-decorated boards, a. E. G, blue clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; illustrated in color throughout. Book is very near fine, with just a small scrape to the lower inner corner of the front pastedown; jacket is remarkably fine, with just a little offsetting from the colored endpapers to one edge of the front flap; Kate Greenaway's "1891" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series ; [24] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of Victoria. Prodromus of the zoology of Victoria; or, figures and descriptions of the living classes of the Victorian indigenous animals.

      Melbourne: Robert S. Brain, 1885 -, 1890. Two volumes, thick octavo, with all 20 "decades", 199 lithographic plates (including one double folding plate), nearly all coloured and some finished by hand; attractively bound in contemporary navy half calf, spines gilt, double labels in maroon and tan. A superb copy of this beautifully illustrated work. McCoy's book is an overlooked classic of Australian natural history, representing the culmination of nineteenth-century scholarship in the field.Irish-born Frederick McCoy arrived in Melbourne in 1854 to take up the first Professorship of Natural Science at the newly-formed University of Melbourne. For the next forty years he was at the centre of colonial scientific life. He became the first Director of the newly formed National Museum of Victoria and was responsible for the rapid development of the Museum and its collection.McCoy 'built up an outstanding natural history and geological collection, including mining models, exploiting his knowledge of overseas sources. In 1870 the Museum [of Natural and Applied Sciences, Melbourne] was placed under the Public Library trustees... Ever pestering for funds and uncovering trustees' plots to move the museum, he found his best defence and consolation in the popularity and scientific standing of the museum. Annual attendances averaged 53,000 in the 1860s, 95,000 in the 1870s, 110,000 in the 1880s and 108,000 in the 1890s. Painfully he acquired government money to publish serially his Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria (1878-90) and Prodromus of the Palaeontology of Victoria (1874-82)' (ADB).There has been a recent resurgence of interest in McCoy's work, notably with the important exhibition and online catalogue of the Prodromus, 'Caught & Coloured, Zoological Illustrations from Colonial Victoria' at the Melbourne Museum (see http://museumvictoria.com.au/caughtandcoloured).

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        Foetus macéré (biffé : "Delafontaine f[emme] Dumont")

      1890. (c. 1890), (c. 1890), , , tirage albuminé [240 x 300 mm] aquarellé à la main et contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux : le corps du foetus est rehaussé à l'aquarelle de teintes rose, rouge et brune, le fond est uniformément recouvert à l'encre noire. Le corps est à un stade avancé de macération ; les tissus, très altérés, sont en voie de momification, les cavités oculaires sont vides. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Hôpital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "Aquarelle photogr. de F. MÉHEUX, dessinat". Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Cliché saisissant par la mise en scène du petit corps émergeant d'un fond sombre ; il fait partie de tout un ensemble de photographies et de dessins attestant 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). Bordures du carton légèrement salies

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        Un viaggio a Nias.

      Milano, Treves, 1890, 8vo bella legatura recente mezza pelle marron con titolo al tassello, pp. XVI-724 con 195 inc. n.t. 4 carte geografiche e 26 tavole (7 a colori) f.t. (Viaggio in Indonesia) Dedica autografa dell'A.

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