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        The Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Containing the Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, Jun., The Prophet, for the Building Up of the Kingdom of God in the Last Days

      George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, Salt Lake City, UT 1891 - 503pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] Dark green cloth with gilt stamped titles and blind ruled lines and embossed corner designs on the spine and covers. Decorative floral endsheets. Fair condition only. The extremities are mildly rubbed and a little soiled. There is a 1" split in the cloth along the front hinge, and the cloth at the spine ends has multiple small losses. The underlying boards are heavily exposed along the edges. There are two dark green ink stains on the top edges of the covers and text block. The larger stain is 2" wide by 1/2" tall. The stains have carried over onto the top margins of the pages at the end of the text. The endsheets are split along the hinges, and the hinges are going. The text block is cracked multiple times. Tanned pages. The so-called "pulpit" edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, the only large-sized edition of the Doctrine & Covenants issued in the 19th century. Flake/Draper 2878. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System. An Address by Ida M. Van Etten, at the National Convention of the American Federation of Labor held at Detroit, Mich., December 8th, 1890 (Richard T. Ely's copy)

      New York: American Federation of Labor / Samuel Gompers, 1891. First Edition. Desirable copy of an important document, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe working conditions and better hours for working women, speaking out especially against the so-called "Sweating System" of the underground garment industry. Van Etten (d. 1894), scion of one of the oldest New York families, was an influential writer and speaker on women's issues, serving as the secretary of the Working Women's Society of New York. Curiously, she died unhinged and penniless (in fact, $120 in arrrears) in her room at the Hotel Continental in Paris, where a contemporary newspaper account notes "...[her] room was found to contain nothing of any value. The most of her belongings consisted of papers and a stack of unsent letters appealing for help, some of them of not very recent date" (New York Times, Mar 8, 1894). This the copy of Progressive economist and journalist Richard T. Ely (1854-1943), with his ink ownership signature at head of front wrapper. Ely was the founder of the American Economic Association, and a noted author on labor issues. Of the current work, OCLC locates approximately 8 physical locations, all with Washington, D.C. imprints; there appear to be no institutionally catalogued examples of the New York printing, nor can we establish priority. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 16pp. Faint vertical crease; front cover lightly foxed and soiled, with wax-pencil ownership initial at upper margin near bound edge, else a Very Good, well-preserved copy. Ownership signature in ink of R[obert] T. Ely to front cover. At base of cover: "Copyright by Samuel Gompers, 1891."

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        MRS A. B. MARSHALL'S LARGER COOKERY BOOK OF EXTRA RECIPES. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO H. R. H. PRINCESS CHRISTIAN

      Marshall's School of Cookery and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, London 1891 - First edition. Quarto. 656p, 28p illustrated ads. 284 illustrations including portrait frontispiece. Publisher's green pebbled cloth over beveled boards with gilt titles on spine and upper cover, covers with frames in blind. "An entrepreneur, innovator, and inventor, Agnes Marshall was probably the foremost Victorian cookbook writer, and made unique contributions to the development of ices and ice cream. She apparently originated the edible ice-cream cone. [Her] Larger Cookery Book of Extra Recipes, as much a prestige publication as a practical cookbooks, and aimed at the haute cuisine end of the market." (Alice Arndt. Culinary Biographies, p. 257-8)Her other book are The Book of Ices, 1885: Mrs. A. B. Marshall's Book of Cookery, 1888; Fancy Ices, 1894.Bitting p. 310. Inner hinges reinforced, some edgewear and bumping to corners, else very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

      Washington 1891-95. - 175 plates. “After the Civil War, the U.S. Government and the Army embarked on a landmark joint endeavor. For the first time in American history, the federal government itself – led by the Army – compiled a military history. The history was composed of all of the official military documents from both sides of the war, and it proved to be a massive production. It was called War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, and referred to as Official Records or the O.R. It contained official reports, letters, telegrams strength returns, and casualty lists, covering all theaters throughout the war. The Army then gathered the official military maps to supplement the O.R. The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. The maps had been drawn during the war by engineers, draftsmen, and sometimes even generals themselves for actual military use. Only a few maps, drawn later by cartographers, were added for historical purposes. Tactical and strategic maps indicate troops dispositions; defense lines, redoubts, and fortifications of key sites are clearly shown. Terrain maps often contain picket positions, signal stations, and lines of march. Some are rough sketches, some cartographic masterpieces. All are informative and reveal the knowledge – or lack of knowledge – that both sides possessed about the terrain, and the strength and the position of opposing troops. The index to the maps is an invaluable aid. It refers to campaigns and battles, rivers, creeks, lakes bays, islands, bridges, fords, ferries, landings, roads, railroads, mountains, towns, churches, forts, and much more. The atlas is an indispensable tool for both historical and Civil War buff. The Official Military Atlas not only adds to an understanding of the Civil War, but is vital to a complete understanding.” 3 volumes. ¾ simulated morocco, corners neatly taped – and thus protected, gold tooling, title stamped in gold on spine and front board, gold stamping bright. All pages fine excepting minor offsetting to the uniform and flag plates, which occurs in all the (20+) sets we have seen. Plates correctly sewn through tabs. A very fine Atlas in excellent condition. Most sets that come on the market are ex-libris and in poor condition. $6,000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Good-bye My Fancy

      Philadelphia: David McKay, Publishers, 1891 Philadelphia: David McKay, Publishers, 1891. First edition, first printing. Publisher's deep red V cloth over beveled boards, lettered in gilt with facsimile signature to front board and ornate gilt-stamped "D. McKay" to bottom of front board (Myerson's A binding), top edge gilt, frontispiece portrait of Whitman with no caption (Myerson's style A), tissue guard still intact. About near fine with some light wear to extremities and page edges lightly toned, with two bookplates to front pastedown and some offsetting to front free endpaper, some light pencil marks to endpapers from previous booksellers, otherwise a beautiful, tight copy. Myerson A13. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. Named for a short verse within the work, Good-bye My Fancy is Whitman's second annex to his earlier and most famous collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass. It is a collection of short poems and essays, and candidly expresses Whitman's musings in the last year of his life. The work includes such essays as "Old Poets," "American National Literature" (subtitled "Is there any such thing, or can there ever be?"), and "A Death Bouquet," among others. Whitman's characteristic personal tone shines through in this work, which critics note is arguably even more honest and passionate than his previous writing. This collection would later be included as the second annex to Leaves in the final "Deathbed Edition" published before Whitman's death in 1892. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Great Western Railway (1891-1904)

      Original Great Western Railway Letters File Book for The Divisional Engineers Office, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Containing well over 800 Letters and Documents Dating from 1891- 1904 Concerning all aspects of the Maintenance and Day to Day Running of the Railway Titled on the spine "Minutes of Engineers Meetings", this is a very large folio volume kept by The Great Western Railway Divisional Engineers Office at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire between the years 1891-1904 containing file copies of over eight hundred department letters on headed paper and twenty plus original printed Railway documents covering all aspects of the everyday running of the Railway, ie. Broken Rails, maintenance of Signals, dealing with Ice and Fog conditions, Reporting of Accidents, Privilege Rail tickets, Bridge & Viaduct Repairs, Weight Limits, The Queens Train, Metalling of approach roads, Fogmen's huts, Fencing, Railway Cottages, Dredging, Lamps at Crossing Gates, Platform maintenance, Train Crashes, with one instance of a train being badly damaged as it smashed into a crane Jib that was overhanging the lines, Firewood, Cutting Trees, Staff Wages and Holidays, New Sidings, Expansion of Rail joints, The construction of new 40 ton rail trucks, inspections, Spacing of Sleepers, New Signage, Hedge cutting, Reporting Fires, Problems with Rabbits in Railway embankments, Bridge inspections, Rail Walking Permits, Holidays for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and much, much, more. The book is a very large heavy folio format measuring 18 inches by 11 inches approx., binding has some wear and tear as you would expect from a book that was in constant daily use for a 12 year period, but is still in solid condition, old leather closure tie has broken, internally page edges brittle, general creasing to the letters, some are loose, and evidence of a few that that have been deliberately removed at the time, else in good general condition. This is a fascinating and invaluable Original Primary Source Document containing masses of detailed information on the day to day running of a Great Western Railway Engineering Department in Victorian England, with over Eight Hundred Letters and Documents

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        Love Lies Bleeding.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1891. Duodecimo. Original wrappers, titles in red to front. Split at the spine but holding, wrappers otherwise dust soiled and a little ruffled at the edges, one ink mark to front wrapper, good condition. First edition of this rare work of 90s verse, this copy with the ownership inscription of poet Laurence Binyon (1896-1943) who was a student at Oxford and won the Newdigate Prize for poetry in the same year as this book's publication. Binyon is best known for his definitive First World War remembrance poem "For the Fallen". Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921) was an Oxford-educated poet a generation older than Binyon, and Love Lies Bleeding is one of a small few anonymously published collections which were later collected into Minuscula: Lyrics of Nature, Art, and Love (1897). Copac lists only 4 copies of this in British institutions.

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        Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan: Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs

      New York: Putnam's Sons, 1891. 1st Amer. ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 vols. frontises, illustrations, 2 folding maps, index, xiv, 381, 409p. Original decorated blue cloth. 21cm. Clean and attractive.

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        Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping Established 1834 Yacht Register From 1st May, 1891, to 30th April, 1892

      London: Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 1891. Hardcover. Good. 1059 p. 61 plates of yacht club flags and racing flags. Rebound. Original cloth scuffed. 3 pinholes on front and back covers. Some repaired damage. Gilt edges. Endpapers dampstained. Front free endpaper poorly repaired. Top corners dampstained and discoloured. Foxing p. 1042 to end. Half title repaired. Many plates repaired. Lists arranged alphabetically by yacht name, call numbers, owner. Also includes lists of yacht builders, surveyors, ports, and of groups that subscribe to the register. Booth 045.

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        ILIAS FUR DEN SCHULGEBRAUCH ERKLART VON KARL FRIEDRICH AMEIS

      LEIPZIG: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1891-1896. RILEGATO. BUONO. 14 22. USATO

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        Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan: Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs

      New York: Putnam's Sons, 1891. 1st Amer. ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 vols. frontises, illustrations, 2 folding maps, index, xiv, 381, 409p. Original decorated blue cloth. 21cm. Clean and attractive.

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        Musotte, pièce en trois actes. -

      Paul Ollendorff 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 207 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin vert émeraude à coins. Dos à nerfs orné et mosaïqué. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné. Reliure signée CHAMPS. Bel état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, seul grand papier avec 5 Japon. Ex-libris Robert Hoe. Cette pièce, dédiée à Alexandre Dumas Fils, a été représentée pour la première fois à Paris, sur la scène du Gymnase, le 4 mars 1891. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha.

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1891. Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by Mrs. J. Randolph Clay, assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth blind-stamped with overall crocodile-skin pattern, titles and authorial portrait gilt to spines, titles in black and pictorial decoration in black, gilt, and silver to front boards, brown coated endpapers, top edges untrimmed. 60 plates including frontispieces, from sketches, paintings and photographs, and variously coloured, tinted, or in black and white, 104 black and white illustrations to the text, 4 folding maps in end-pockets, of which 3 partially coloured. Contemporary prize label (Kidderminster and District School of Science and Art) to front pastedown of vol. 1. Trivial rubbing to extremities, light spotting to endpapers, prelims, and one of the folding maps ("Map of the Return Journey"). A superb copy. First edition in English. "Most books on Emin Pasha and Stanley have something to say about Casati, but do little justice to the work of this important explorer" (Howgego). Casati (1838-1902) set out for Sudan in 1879 to join the expedition of Romolo Gessi, who was in need of a surveyor. He was an early European visitor to Azande and Mangbetu lands, and his account greatly expanded contemporary European geographic and ethnographic knowledge of equatorial Africa. During the Mahdist revolt in 1883 he joined the beleaguered Emin Pasha at Juba. In 1886, following news of Stanley's relief expedition, he was despatched by Emin on a reconnaissance mission south to Bunyoro, during which he was constantly harassed by the despotic King Kabarega, and was with the Ottoman governor when Stanley finally arrived two years later. Casati's account, which is extremely critical of Stanley, was originally published in Italian earlier the same year.

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        Love Lies Bleeding.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1891 - Duodecimo. Original wrappers, titles in red to front. Split at the spine but holding, wrappers otherwise dust soiled and a little ruffled at the edges, one ink mark to front wrapper, good condition. First edition of this rare work of 90s verse, this copy with the ownership inscription of poet Laurence Binyon (1896-1943) who was a student at Oxford and won the Newdigate Prize for poetry in the same year as this book's publication. Binyon is best known for his definitive First World War remembrance poem "For the Fallen". Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921) was an Oxford-educated poet a generation older than Binyon, and Love Lies Bleeding is one of a small few anonymously published collections which were later collected into Minuscula: Lyrics of Nature, Art, and Love (1897). Copac lists only 4 copies of this in British institutions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Strand Magazine including Sherlock Holmes stories

      Illustrated. 1st Editions. 11 Volumes, 8vo, original blue cloth gilt.

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        Bush Friends in Tasmania : native flowers, fruits and insects, drawn from nature, with prose descriptions and illustrations in verse. Last Series.

      Macmillan, London 1891 - #95 of 700 copies, signed by the author/artist. Folio. vi, [ii], 76pp, [8]pp (contents, last blank), 12 numbered full-page colour plates (Plate I is the illustrated title), 3 other coloured plates (dedication page and two titles for poems), all with tissue guards; 8 poem-title pages printed in monochrome on the text paper, all text pages with decorative border. Original gilt- and blind-decorated cloth over bevelled boards, extremities a little rubbed but bright and clean, all edges gilt. The book has been expertly repaired: the usual problem of perished gutta-percha binding meant that several pages/plates were loose in the binding, but none were adversely affected, with the gilt edges in very good condition. The front hinge has been strengthened with Japanese tissue. Offsetting on the limitation page (the first leaf), a little occasional light marginal spotting, the plates clean and bright. Very good. ***Ferguson 12516. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Klinische Studie über die halbseitige Cerebrallähmung der Kinder. Beiträge zur Kinderheilkunde aus dem 1. öffentlichen Kinderkranken-Institute in Wien. Herausgegeben von Dr. Max Kassowitz. III. Heft.

      Moritz Perles, Wien 1891 - 8vo (245 x 158 mm). [2], 220, [2] pp., 8 folding tables. Contemporary half cloth, paper label to spine (cloth stained and chipped at foot, extremities rubbed, corners bumped), book block little weak. Text with marginal light browning, 3 leaves with dog-ear. p. 163/64 and 173/74 misbound/interchanged. ---- Norman F14; Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1891a; Grinstein 27; Waller I, 3248. - RARE FIRST EDITION of the first independent (non-journal) work by Freud which appeared directly before the epochal aphasia study. Freud deals with this area until 1897, a time when he was no longer looking for physiological explanations but psychological explanations for mental disorders. All subsequent publications dealt with the new concept for which Freud coined the name Psychoanalysis in 1896. Rie (1863-1931) was a pediatrician, colleague, and close friend of Freud. The two became acquainted while Freud was in charge of the Neurological Department at the Institute for Children's Diseases in Vienna and co-authored the 1891 Klinische Studie über die halbseitige Cerebrallähmung der Kinder, a study of unilateral paralysis in children. Pp 213-220 comprises a bibliography of 180 publications on this topic. Freud schrieb die beiden Werke, davon eines zusammen mit O. Rie, welcher auch Arzt seiner Kinder wurde, nachdem er bereits seine Privatpraxis auf der Berggasse 19 bezogen hatte u. nur noch an wenigen Nachmittagen als Neurologe am Kinder-Krankeninstitut von M. Kassowitz arbeitete. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les cahiers d'André Walter - Oeuvre posthume

      - Librairie de l'art indépendant, Paris 1891, 12x16cm, relié. - Prima edizione, nel commercio, una delle 20 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe con 20 la Cina. L'edizione originale, pubblicata da Perrin, è risultata essere corretta da André Gide e lui di conseguenza si distrugga distrutto solo in réchappèrent sessanta copie del servizio stampa. Binding pelle di pecora metà blu, indietro con quattro nervi decorate con motivi floreali dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, cosparso bordi, vincolanti contemporanea. autografo firmato Precious Gide: A Albert Mockel perché ha chiesto (questa è una menzogna piatta). André Gide. Con la presente riconosco la (mentendo) AW "sulla prima pagina del occhietto. Secondo autografo firmato da André Gide, Albert Mockel sempre, in un'altra pagina di occhietto: "A Albert Mockel perché è mio amico André Gide il suo autentico.". Sorprendente copia "doppio" del Giappone, pagine comprendenti due occhietto, due pagine di giustificazione stampato (# 39 e 25 sul 20 Giappone numerato da 21 a 40) e due frontespizi. Questa caratteristica sembra chiarito da questa lettera autografa firmata Gide tre pagine, indirizzata a Albert Mockel e montata su scheda dopo queste pagine duplicate in cui compare il dedicatario ricevuto Gide due firmato copie di questo libro e pose, sorprendentemente, i due acquisti nella stessa copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition dans le commerce, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête avec 20 Chine. L'édition originale, parue chez Perrin, fut jugée incorrecte par André Gide et il la fit donc détruire, seuls en réchappèrent la soixantaine des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi basane bleue, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque.  Précieux envoi autographe signé d'André Gide :  A Albert Mockel parce qu'il l'a demandé (ce qui est un plat mensonge). André Gide. Je soussigné le reconnaître (le mensonge) A.W." sur une première page de faux-titre. Second envoi autographe signé d'André Gide, toujours à Albert Mockel, sur une autre page de faux-titre : "A Albert Mockel parce qu'il est mon ami. Son authentique André Gide". Etonnant "double" exemplaire sur Japon, comportant deux pages de faux-titre, deux pages de justification du tirage (N°39 et 25 sur les 20 Japon numérotés de 21 à 40) et deux pages de titre. Cette particularité est élucidée par cette lettre autographe signée d'André Gide de trois pages, adressée à Albert Mockel et montée sur onglet après ces pages en double, dans laquelle il semble que le dédicataire a reçu d'André Gide deux exemplaires dédicacés de cet ouvrage et qu'il a placé, étonnamment, les deux dédicaces dans le même exemplaire.  

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        A Dictionary of Law (Black's Law Dictionary)

      St. Paul, Minn: West Publishing Co, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very Good in original tan leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, blindstamped alphabet border and rule to boards. Previous owner name in gilt on leather label on spine. Scuffing to edges of red title label. Leather shows light general wear, rubbing, and scuffing though remains in much nicer shape than as usually found in. Front inner hinge slightly exposed though front board remains firmly attached; hinge toward rear of text block exposed, weakening binding just a bit. A rather handsome copy of what is now the most widely used law dictionary in the America.

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        Across East African glaciers. An account of the first ascent of Kilimanjaro.

      London George Philip 1891 - First English edition, 8vo., xx, 404 pp., colour frontispiece, 20 plates including 8 actual photographs, numerous text vignettes, 3 colour folding maps, occasional light spotting, original green pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, light wear, a very good example. The account of the first ascent of Kilimanjaro. This most handsome volume details the undisputed first ascent of Kibo, the higher of the two peaks of Kilimanjaro. This was Meyer's third attempt on the mountain, two previous attempts in 1887 and 1888 having been unsuccessful. The present attempt was made in 1889 with a well equipped support team and in the company of the mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller and the painter Ernst Platz. The epic ascent took three days, during which time many hardships were overcome. Several scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Neate M92. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha. Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by Mrs. J. Randolph Clay, assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor.

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1891 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth blind-stamped with overall crocodile-skin pattern, titles and authorial portrait gilt to spines, titles in black and pictorial decoration in black, gilt, and silver to front boards, brown coated endpapers, top edges untrimmed. Contemporary prize label (Kidderminster and District School of Science and Art) to front pastedown of vol. 1. Trivial rubbing to extremities, light spotting to endpapers, prelims, and one of the folding maps ("Map of the Return Journey"). A superb copy. 60 plates including frontispieces, from sketches, paintings and photographs, and variously coloured, tinted, or in black and white, 104 black and white illustrations to the text, 4 folding maps in end-pockets, of which 3 partially coloured. First edition in English. "Most books on Emin Pasha and Stanley have something to say about Casati, but do little justice to the work of this important explorer" (Howgego). Casati (1838-1902) set out for Sudan in 1879 to join the expedition of Romolo Gessi, who was in need of a surveyor. He was an early European visitor to Azande and Mangbetu lands, and his account greatly expanded contemporary European geographic and ethnographic knowledge of equatorial Africa. During the Mahdist revolt in 1883 he joined the beleaguered Emin Pasha at Juba. In 1886, following news of Stanley's relief expedition, he was despatched by Emin on a reconnaissance mission south to Bunyoro, during which he was constantly harassed by the despotic King Kabarega, and was with the Ottoman governor when Stanley finally arrived two years later. Casati's account, which is extremely critical of Stanley, was originally published in Italian earlier the same year. Howgego IV C15. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      1891 - GISSING, George. NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Smith Elder, & Co. Second Edition from first edition sheets. 8vo. 3 Vols. 305pp.; 316pp.; 335pp. Dark green cloth stamped in black on front and spine and stamped in gilt to spine. Rear flyleaf missing from Volume 1, which is a little over opened. Otherwise a very attractive copy, the cloth outstandingly sharp and clean. The only Gissing three-decker to be reprinted in its original format. (Freeman, 21)

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        Jeune premier!

      - Paris. Tresse et Stock. 1891. 1 volume in-12, demi-percaline verte à coins à La Bradel, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin beige, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. [2] ff. ; 27 pp. ; [3] pp. bl. Edition originale de cette Comédie en un acte, présentée pour la première fois au Théatre-Libre, le jeudi 26 février 1891. Illustré de 7 dessins dans le texte de Borione et Henriot. Exemplaire unique comprenant un tirage à part sur chine des illustrations et les 7 dessins originaux ayant servi à l'illustration. Au début de l'ouvrage sont reliées trois Lettres autographes signées de Ginisty. Ex-libris Albert Natural. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The silva of North America : a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico,

      Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1891-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 14 volume complete set. Folios. Publisher's boards. Solid bindings. Rubbing to cover. 37 x 29 cm. 740 plates. Scattered foxing throughout. The drawings by Mr. Faxon have been engraved (v. 1-5 by Philibert and Eugene Picart)--under the direction of A. Riocreux.<br> Contents: I. Magnoliaceae-Ilicineae.-II. Cyrillaceae-Sapindaceae.-III. Anacardiaceae-Leguminosae.-IV. Rosaceae-Saaeifragaceae.-V. Hamamelideae-Sapotaceae.-VI. Ebenaceae-Polygonaceae.-VII. Lauraceae-Juglandaceae.-VIII. Cupuliferae (Quercus)-IX. Cupuliferae-Salicaceae.-X. Liliaceae-Conferae.-XI. Coniferae (Pinus)-XII. Coniferae (Abietineaeafter Pinus).-XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceae-Rosaceae.-XIV. Supplement: Cariacaceae-Coniferae. General index. <br> Nissen 1728, Sitwell p. 135. <br> Charles Sprague Sargent was the first director of Harvard's Arnold Abortetum and noted dendrologist. Sarget helped create 21 million acres of national forest reserves. This work was his magnum opus and the authoritative source on North American trees. "The Silva documents the minutest, fullest details as to the characteristics in trunk, in branch, in twig, in leaf, in flower, in fruit, of every tree hitherto observed in all the length and breadth of North America in 14 volumes. The narrative by Sargent is an account of its climatical and geographic range." ???????????????????????ÃÆ'‚· Mariners' Museum Library Gallery. "Unsparing in editorial and artistic talent it stands today as the most elaborate of American botanical books: costly, but abundantly paying its way, and a rarely good investment for early purchasers. For twenty-one years the "Silva" was in process of making. The publication of its beautiful folio volumes was distributed over the years 1891-1902, and the originally contemplated thirteen had grown to fourteen." Trelease, William. Biographical Memoir of Charles Sprague Sargent, National Academy of Sciences, 1928, 254 p.

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        Paul Revere

      , n.d. n.d.. Rectangular oak plank with beveled edges on the two longer opposite sides, 5” x 5” x 0.5”. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics. Handwritten by Reigart on a square label affixed at bottom: “Panel / made of Wood / from the / House / where / Paul Revere / was born / at Boston Mass / House Taken down / April 1891.”John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.

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        Det forjættede Land. 3 bd.

      1891 1891 - (1: Muld. 2: Det forjættede Land. 3: Dommens Dag). Orig. udgaver. Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1891-95. 384; 344, 288 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret sæt indbundet med de orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på de let falmede rygge. Bindene signeret Axel Knudsen 1954.

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        Natura ed Arte Quindicinale di Scienza lettere ed arti 21 Volumi 1891 Vallardi

      Opera assai rara e ricercata "Natura ed Arte  Rassegna quindicinale illustrata italiana e straniera di  scienze, lettere ed arti" Casa Editrice Dott. Francesco Vallari Anno di pubblicazione 1891 - 1910 21 volumi: dal 1891 al 1906, più volume 1909 - 1910  Numero di pagine per volume circa 1.000, quindi circa 21.000 pagine complessive Formato in 4° (cm 21 x cm 28,50) Copertina editoriale in tutta tela con fregi dorati al dorso e al piatto In perfetto stato di conservazione, completa di tutte le tavole, incisioni, cromolitografie e carte geografiche Prestigiosa rivista culturale, ricchissima di illustrazioni, incisioni, cromolitografie a colori,  tavole fuori testo, anche ripiegate più volte, di luoghi, personaggi, vedute, opere d'arte, monumenti,  eventi, manifestazioni, scoperte, invenzioni, ecc. Sono presentati importanti scritti d'attualità, storia, letteratura italiana e straniera, arte, musica, scacchi, e tanto altro ancora, e alla fine di ogni fascicolo o annata ci sono preziosi indici completi. Elevato numero di pagine dedicato alla moda, con rubrica a propria numerazione, con centinaia di figure  di cappelli, abiti, pellicce, mantelli, modelli, ecc. Numerose copertine a soggetto floreale - liberty, soggetti di Paoletti, Tallone, Campi, E. Rossi, ecc. Solo per citare qualche fascicolo speciale e d'interesse particolare: Nel 1892, le Feste Colombiane. Nel 1893, la prima del Falstaff di Giuseppe Verdi alla Scala di Milano. Nel 1901, La morte di Giuseppe Verdi con moltissime foto e fac simili. Nel 1909, il terremoto di Messina. Presenti moltissime incisioni all'acquaforte con ritratti di Re, Regine e personaggi illustri. Opera a cui hanno collaborato e possiamo leggere gli scritti di: Abba, Angeli Diego, Arrighi Cletto, Barilli Anton Giulio, V. Bersezio, A. Bertolotti,  Bisi Albini, Luigi Capuana, Giosuè Carducci, Contessa Lara, De Amicis, G. De Castro,  E. De Fonseca, De Goubernatis, Grazia Deledda, Salvatore Di Giacomo, Augusto Foà,  F. Galliani, C. Contri, Jack La Bolina, Sabatino Lopes, Marchesa di Riva, G. Menasci,  P. Molmenti, Ugo Ojetti, A. Panzacchi, Vittorio Pica, Luigi Pirandello,  Matilde Serao, Strafforello, A. Gentile, L. Zuccoli e tanti altri ancora.      

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        NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      , 1891. 1891. GISSING, George. NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Smith Elder, & Co. Second Edition from first edition sheets. 8vo. 3 Vols. 305pp.; 316pp.; 335pp. Dark green cloth stamped in black on front and spine and stamped in gilt to spine. Rear flyleaf missing from Volume 1, which is a little over opened. Otherwise a very attractive copy, the cloth outstandingly sharp and clean. The only Gissing three-decker to be reprinted in its original format. (Freeman, 21)

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        LA TIERRA DE MARIA SANTISIMA COLECCIÓN DE CUADROS ANDALUCES

      La tierra de María Santísima. Colección de cuadros andaluces. Ilustraciones de J. García Ramos.- Barcelona, Sucesores de N. Ramirez y Cª, s.f. (1891); en folio menor holandesa editorial firmada J. Morato. Posco. Plano superior profusamente decorado con motivos alegóricos hojas de parra, guitarra, pandero.., cortes dorados, 499 pp. 4 hh. 57 láminas grabadas y profusión de ilustraciones en el texto. Primera edición. Ejemplar limpio. Palau: 156909

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        CATALUÑA. NAVEGACION SUBMARINA. NARCISO MONTURIOL. IMPORTANTE CONJUNTO TEMATICO.

      - CATALUÑA. NAVEGACION SUBMARINA. NARCISO MONTURIOL. IMPORTANTE CONJUNTO TEMATICO de 5 LIBROS, 1 RETRATO LITOGRAFICO Y UNA ACCION DE LA COMPAÑIA DE NAVEGACION SUBMARINA: &#149; ENSAYO SOBRE EL ARTE DE NAVEGAR POR DEBAJO DEL AGUA, DE MONTURIOL. BARCELONA 1891. EN FOLIO ENCUADERNADO EN PERGAMINO EDITORIAL 238 PP. CON RETRATO Y LAMINAS PLEGADAS CON PLANOS DEL ICTINIO (CELEBRE SUBMARINO INVENTADO POR MONTURIOL) &#149;MEMORIA SOBRE LA NAVEGACION SUBMARINA POR EL INVENTOR DEL ICTINIO O BARCO-PEZ. BARCELONA 1860 EJEMPLAR DEDICADO DE PUÑO Y LETRA DE MONTURIOL. 54 PP. Y UNA ESPECTACULAR LAMINA LITOGRAFICA CON DIVERSAS ESCENAS DEL SUBMARINO EN EL MAR. ENCUAD. HOLANDESA NUEVA &#149;TRES BIOGRAFIAS O ESTUDIOS SOBRE MONTURIOL Y SU INVENTO: 1.JERONIMO ESTRANY: JUCIOS CRITICOS DE 1915, EN 4º 150 PP. PROFUSAMENTE ILUSTRADO. 2.PUIG PUJADAS: VIDA D`HEROI- NARCIS MONTURIOL. BARCELONA 1918 4º 352 PP. 1 RETRATO Y 2 LAMS. DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA DEL AUTOR. RUSTICA ORIGINAL. 3.ALBERTO DEL CASTILLO-MANUEL BRU: NARCISO MONTURIOL INVENTOR DEL ICTINIO (1819-1885) RARISIMA ACCION DE LA COMPAÑIA FORMADA POR MONTURIOL PARA DESARROYAR SU PROYECTO DE SUBMARINO. Y RETRATO LITOGRAFICO SUELTO DE MEDIADOS DEL S. XIX IMPRESIONANTE CONJUNTO DE OBRAS RARAS DE GRANDISIMO INTERES HISTORICO Y CIENTIFICO [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden. Barchester Towers. Doctor Thorne. Framley Parsonage. The Small House at Allington. The Last Chronicle of Barset.

      Chapman and Hall, Limited, London 1891 - The Chronicles of Barsetshire, Trollope, Anthony 1891/93, (8 Volumes Complete) The Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden. Barchester Towers. Doctor Thorne. Framley Parsonage. The Small House at Allington. The Last Chronicle of Barset. Chapman and Hall, Limited, London Each volume with an Illustrated frontispiece by the Dalziel Brothers Lovely set and scarce in this condition, very good and better. Rare to get with full original covers all intact. First edition, original full deep red leather covers, with gold lettering. Measuring 20.5 by 14.5 cm's and weighing a heavy 4.65 kilograms. Please view the photographs for more information. All my items for sale are guaranteed to be as described. Everything advertised has been professionally tested and verified as the description indicates. All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems, Second Series (First Issue, 1891)

      Roberts Brothers, Boston, - 1891, First Edition, First Issue, Good Plus/no dj, 12mo., 230pp., pale green cloth hardcover, bright gold lettering & floral decoration on cover & backstrip, beveled covers edges, yellow bookmark frayed but present, terribly unfortunate: bottom corner of title page clipped away (about 1x2"), also two short 1" slices bottom margin of frontispiece facsimile poem; gold gilt top outer leaf edges, first signature starting to loosen, only very minor cover soil, text unmarked, hinges tight, First Edition, First Issue Limited to 960 (unnumbered) copies of Author's second book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cranford

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1891. First Edition Thus. Full Morocco. Near Fine. A unique copy, both a large paper edition and one with all the illustrations hand-colored. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. xxx, 297, [1] pp. We are not aware of any other copies with the Thomson illustrations having been hand-colored! The coloring was applied not just to the copious text illustrations but also the headers, decorative devices, etc. such as there are. The colors used are strong and deep, in keeping with the literalness and sentimentality of Thomson's illustrations, and the colors are enriched further with a generous application of gilt. The coloring transforms the engravings into pictures that come off as original artwork applied directly to the page, and bring a visual excitement to Gaskell's charming classic. The binding was executed by The French Binders of Garden City, New York. Condition: the morocco is rubbed along the spine bands, has a few soil marks and scratches, and is sunned on the spine. The interior is completely clean. The tissue guards are loose, as they have always been. These were not issued with the novel, we believe, but were inserted by the colorist.

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        GOOD-BYE MY FANCY. 2D ANNEX TO LEAVES OF GRASS

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.. 232 x 150 mm. (9 1/8 x 5 7/8"). 66 pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titling on upper cover (Myerson's Binding "A").With frontispiece portrait. Front pastedown with bookplate of Cecil F. Crofton. Myerson A13; BAL 21440; Wells and Goldsmith p. 34. Corner tips and spine ends slightly rubbed, endpapers and first few leaves with very minor freckled foxing, otherwise a very fine copy, especially clean and fresh inside and out.The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.

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        My second journey through Equatorial Africa from the Congo to the Zambesi in the years 1886 and 1887.

      London Chatto 1891 - First English edition. 8vo., xiv, 326pp., frontispiece and 31 plates, folding map, illustrations in text, contemporary prize calf, spine gilt, gilt stamp to upper cover, spine in six compartments, black morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, a very handsome copy. "[The author] travelled through the Belgian Congo, then on through both British and German East Africa. His narrative recounts the difficulties of his expeditions, being somewhat reminiscent of Henry Stanley's experiences." - Czech. Czech p176. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

      [London and] New York Printed by William Clowes and Sons, London for [Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd.] and Charles Scribner's Sons 1891 - The True, Very Scarce First Edition printed by Clowes for release in both the UK and America, this copy with the slug for the Scribner's and original date on the title-page. Illustrated with 18 black and white plates, including a fronstipiece of the author, and a large colour folding map in a pocket at the rear. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original light-olive green cloth decorated with black multi-lined border decorations in an all-over pattern across both covers, the spine with the same black decorative ruling, full gilt lettering and a handsome gilt vignette, the upper cover with a fine decorative pictorial gilt vignette. xiv, 526 (including index), 32 ads. A handsome and pleasing copy of this very scarce and important work. Only very minimal evidence of use or age, endpapers renewed. VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A BOOK RARELY IF EVER FOUND IN FIRST EDITION FORMAT. The saga of Emin Pasha is one of the most enthralling histories of Europeans in Africa. Pasha was born Eduard Schnitzer, a remarkable German physician who converted to Islam and took the name Emin Pasha. He was appointed by Gordon to the post of governor of Equatoria. He became an instant hero in England when, after Gordon&#146;s death and the fall of Khartoum, a letter revealed that he was holding out with a small garrison against the Mahdi&#146;s hordes. A relief mission led by Henry Stanley was quickly formed. This would be Stanley&#146;s last and most dangerous mission, costing the lives of over 400 men. These are the personal journals of the military surgeon Dr. Thomas Parke who served in this expedition. "Being desirous to give my original impressions of persons and things, I have made no change whatever in the contents of my African note-books. I have inserted, here and there, a few paragraphs containing my views on the principal diseases which I was called upon to treat. The remainder of the text I regard as supplementary, in some measure, to Mr. Stanley&#146;s volumes." [author&#146;s preface]. A detailed and enthralling narrative of this mission from the medical officer&#146;s point of view. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zambesia Englands El Dorado in Africa

      Being a Description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less-known Adjacent Territories, and an Account of the Gold Fields of British South Africa. First edition. 2 folding coloured maps, profusely illustrated. 8vo. Original illustrated cloth, gilt. vii, 480, 15 ads pp. London, King, Sell & Railton,

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        Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping. Established 1834. Yacht Register. From 1st May, 1891, to 30th April, 1892

      Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London 1891 - 1059 p. 61 plates of yacht club flags and racing flags. Rebound. Original cloth scuffed. 3 pinholes on front and back covers. Some repaired damage. Gilt edges. Endpapers dampstained. Front free endpaper poorly repaired. Top corners dampstained and discoloured. Foxing p. 1042 to end. Half title repaired. Many plates repaired. Lists arranged alphabetically by yacht name, call numbers, owner. Also includes lists of yacht builders, surveyors, ports, and of groups that subscribe to the register. Booth 045. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cesar Cascabel.

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1891. FIRST UK EDITION. Crown octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii, 313 [35]. With 80 wood engraved illustrations by George Roux, including a frontispiece. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and polychrome blocked illustrations to spine and upper board. All edges gilt; foliate endpapers.Edmonton School Board prize plate to front pastedown, dated 1898. Publisher's adverts at rear heavily browned. Reading lean, with some rubbing to fore-edges and some sunning to spine. Very good overall.Pre-dated by the US edition by several months, this is the first UK edition of the novel of the same name first published by Verne in French in 1890. A group of travelling French circus performers struggle to make their way home from California, attempting the over-land route via Alaska and Siberia.

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        Adventures in Nyasaland a two years' struggle with Arab slave-dealers in central Africa.

      Sampson Low London 1891 - First edition. 8vo., xv, 304pp., 32 pages ads dated October 1890 at end, frontispiece portrait, illustrations, some full-page, original pictorial blue cloth gilt, lighlty soiled, a very good example of a scarce book. Scarce account of the Karonga War 1887-1889. Hogg 3522. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited,, 1891. Octavo. Original green cloth, black rules extending over spine and covers, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt block after a drawing by Dorothy Stanley to front, green coated endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 17 similar plates, large folding colour map in end-pocket as issued. Armorial bookplate of Charles S. Hunting and contemporary bookseller's ticket of William Beavis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to front pastedown. Upper outer corners very lightly rubbed, very faint uneven darkening to cloth on close inspection, light foxing to endpapers and prelims, and margins of first few text-leaves, folding map with one short closed tear not affecting image and browning to the two exposed panels verso. An excellent copy. First edition. Parke (1857-1893), an Irish-born physician, joined the Egyptian Army in 1881 and served in the Tel el-Kebir campaign the following year, becoming director of the Army Cholera Hospital at Helwan, south of Cairo, in 1883, and leading the naval brigade at Abu Klea, an engagement in the expedition to relieve Gordon at Khartoum, in 1885. He was living quietly in Alexandria when Stanley, passing through, recruited him as medical officer for the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. His detailed account, in large part transcribed verbatim from his journals, acknowledges the controversy which greeted Stanley on his return to London, but concludes by "saying farewell to a leader whose sagacious forethought and unflinching determination carried us through a series of difficulties which, I believe, no other living man would have been able to battle with so successfully" (p. 512).

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        The Divan,

      Calcutta: Government of India Central Printing Office,, 1891. Written in the Fourteenth Century... Translated for the First Time Out of the Persian Into English Prose, With Critical and Explanatory Remarks, with an Introductory Preface, With a Note on Sufi,ism, and With a Life of the Author. By H. Wilberforce Clarke. Two volumes, quarto. Original white cloth, spines lettered in gilt, single rule to covers with black and red Persian and English type. Title page in red and black. Former owner's book ticket to pastedowns and library blindstamp to front free endpaper. Residue of stickers to spines, light soiling to covers, some wear to extremities, light marking to edges, some light foxing. A very good set. First complete edition in English of the Divan of Hafiz. Clarke, one of the finest orientalists of the time, published this critical translation of The Divan at his own expense, in a handsome original binding. It is a bold translation of Hafez, who is without doubt Persia's finest poet and who would shape Persian writing for centuries after his death.

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        Catalogo delle edizioni romane di Antonio Blado Asolano ed eredi (1516-1593) possedute dalla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele di Roma [...possedute dalle Biblioteche Alessandrina, Angelica, Casantense, etc.] (Indice e cataloghi, Prima Serie, 14)

      Rome, Presso i principali librai (vol. 3: Libreria dello Stato; vol. 4: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato), 1891-1961. Four parts in one volume (23 cm), I-II (fasc. 1-2, 1891-1896): (4) 160 pp. Entries 1-666. III (fasc. 3, 1942): (4) pp., pp.161-311 (1). Entries 667-1372. IV (fasc. 4, 1961): xv (1) pp., pp.313-804 (2). Entries 1372-2922. Bound in collector's blue buckram (original printed wrappers bound in place). - 2922 editions are described. Part IV reviewed by Francesco Barberi, in La Bibliofilia, volume 65 (1963), pp.200-202. ¶ Fine, complete set of the original edition. Rare.

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        The silva of North America : a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico,

      Houghton, Mifflin and company 1891 - 14 volume complete set. Folios. Publisher's boards. Solid bindings. Rubbing to cover. 37 x 29 cm. 740 plates. Scattered foxing throughout. The drawings by Mr. Faxon have been engraved (v. 1-5 by Philibert and Eugene Picart)--under the direction of A. Riocreux. Contents: I. Magnoliaceae-Ilicineae.-II. Cyrillaceae-Sapindaceae.-III. Anacardiaceae-Leguminosae.-IV. Rosaceae-Saaeifragaceae.-V. Hamamelideae-Sapotaceae.-VI. Ebenaceae-Polygonaceae.-VII. Lauraceae-Juglandaceae.-VIII. Cupuliferae (Quercus)-IX. Cupuliferae-Salicaceae.-X. Liliaceae-Conferae.-XI. Coniferae (Pinus)-XII. Coniferae (Abietineaeafter Pinus).-XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceae-Rosaceae.-XIV. Supplement: Cariacaceae-Coniferae. General index. Nissen 1728, Sitwell p. 135. Charles Sprague Sargent was the first director of Harvard's Arnold Abortetum and noted dendrologist. Sarget helped create 21 million acres of national forest reserves. This work was his magnum opus and the authoritative source on North American trees. "The Silva documents the minutest, fullest details as to the characteristics in trunk, in branch, in twig, in leaf, in flower, in fruit, of every tree hitherto observed in all the length and breadth of North America in 14 volumes. The narrative by Sargent is an account of its climatical and geographic range." ???????????????????????Ã&#131;â&#128;&#154;Ã&#130;· Mariners' Museum Library Gallery. "Unsparing in editorial and artistic talent it stands today as the most elaborate of American botanical books: costly, but abundantly paying its way, and a rarely good investment for early purchasers. For twenty-one years the "Silva" was in process of making. The publication of its beautiful folio volumes was distributed over the years 1891-1902, and the originally contemplated thirteen had grown to fourteen." Trelease, William. Biographical Memoir of Charles Sprague Sargent, National Academy of Sciences, 1928, 254 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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