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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        L'argent -

      Bibliothèque Charpentier 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 445 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à la Bradel avec coins. Dos lisse avec fleurs dorées, filets dorés et date au talon. Couverture conservée. Entièrement non rogné. Reliure signée CARAYON. Petite faiblesse sur la coiffe supérieure. Bel exemplaire. Rarissime. ÉDITION ORIGINALE du dix-huitième titre des Rougon-Macquart. Un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du Japon. Il a été tiré en outre 5 exemplaires sur peau de vélin, puis 250 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. On a monté en frontispice un dessin original signé de Georges de Feure: encre et gouache.Peintre symboliste, Georges de Feure (1869-1928) fut aussi affichiste, dessinateur de mobilier et décorateur de théâtre. Il a notamment illustré en 1899 La Porte des rêves de Marcel Schwob. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

      London: Seeley & Co., 1891 pp. vi; 260; xxvi. Numerous illustrations, including many full-page, on heavy stock with tissue guards. Full blue leather with gilt tooling worn at edges and corners; the spine with gilt titles and tooling and with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and page edges. The book is filled not only with art commentary but it weaves, also, history and other notes. Some contents: Wiliam Hunt; Johannes Vermmer of Delft; The Present State of the Fine Arts in France; The Masters of Wood Engraving; The Lago di Garda; The Company of St. Luke, Florence; St. Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits; Cleaning a Fresco.. Full Leather. Very Good. 13.75" x 10".

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        NEW LIGHT ON DARK AFRICA: Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition, its Journeyings and Adventures Among the Native Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza

      London Ward, Lock, and Co. 1891 - First Edition in English, translated from the German by H. W. Dulcken, Ph.D. Profusely decorated with a frontispiece portrait and 32 full-page plates, over sixty illustrations in text from designs by Rudolf Hellgrewe, and a large coloured map in a pocket at the end of the volume. Large, thick, royal 8vo, bound in the publisher's original beautiful red-clay coloured cloth with lettering and pictorial decorations on the upper cover and spine in gilt, black, blue-gray and white, glossy black endpapers. xviii, 597 pp. A very bright and attractive copy, and unusually so, quite fine and fresh, the cloth especially handsome with no fading and very little evidence of use or age, the text very clean and solid, inner hinges sometime neatly reinforced matching the colour of the cloth. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK, SELDOM FOUND IN FINE CONDITION. THE VERY ELUSIVE WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION LED BY GERMANY'S COUNTERPART TO HENRY STANLEY. It presents the story of the journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, by approaching from Africa s East coast. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. Although the expedition was avowedly formed to aid in the Emin Pasha relief effort, the intent was also to extend the sphere of German influence in Uganda and Equatoria. This expedition was not sanctioned by the German government and was regarded by the British authorities as a filibustering exploit. Reaching Uganda in early 1890, Peters concluded a treaty with Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda in favour of Germany. This roused the British ire and occasioned their effort to counteract his activities, and to gain further control over both Kenya Colony and Uganda. The book is most impressively illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New light on dark Africa: being the narrative of the German Emin Pasha expedition, its journeyings and adventures among the native tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza.

      Ward Lock London 1891 - First English edition. Royal 8vo., xviii, 597pp., frontispiece and 32 full-page plates, illustrations in text, large coloured map in pocket at end, original reddish-brown pictorial cloth gilt, a fine copy. "A German counterpart to Stanley's "In Darkest Africa", this represents Peter's journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, but approaching from Africa's east coast . This work is wonderfully illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes."- Czech. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. This roused the British, in an effort to counteract his activities, to explore both Kenya Colony and Uganda. Czech p128. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXHIBITION OF BOOKBINDINGS

      Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, England 1891 - large thick folio. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. xlii, (2) 132 pages followed by cxiii chromolithographed full-page plates with printed tissue guards. First and only edition of this magnificent book of bookbindings (Mejer 1261, Brenni 284, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 873). Illustrated with chromolithographs by William Griggs (1832-1911). (See Wakeman & Bridson, p.52). Introductory passages authored by Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) and Sarah Taverbain Prideaux. Includes 113 plates and a frontispiece, of which 111 are reproduced in color and many are embossed. Includes list of contributors. Breslauer (Uses of Bookbinding Literature, p. 25) notes: "In 1891 there took place the first really comprehensive loan exhibition of historical bookbindings, at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London. Almost 900 bindings, lent by the foremost British collectors, were shown and described by E. Gordon Duff and Sarah Prideaux in a large quarto catalogue which reproduced 152 of them on 113 plates, almost all in colour". As well as the excellent introductory remarks, providing a survey of the exhibition and highlighting the notable items, there are 3 appendices; the catalogue; and 3 indexes. The latter are index of binders; index of collectors and arms; and index of contributors. Rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. Title page and list of contibutors torn. Frontispiece lacking small piece in lower left corner, but only effecting the image slightly. Else a great book. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cranford

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London and New York 1891 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Strand Magazine

      George Newnes 1891 - Period - July to December 1891 Volume II and January - June 1892 Volume III Description - First Editions - Voloume II in full leather binding and Volume III in its original cloth Price [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LOST QUIPUS: A HISTORY

      Eden, Remington & Co., London 1891 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-274 [275: ad] [276: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. W. Carey, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in brown. First edition. "An ancient talisman (beads) lead to the discovery of the last remnant of the Children of the Sun, sequestered in a magnificent city in the Andes. Author has gone to some length in lending this tale historical verity . Rare and obscure title." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #316. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, several faint damp stains on front cover, inner front hinge a bit tender, still a very good copy. (#147318) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Angel Guerra

      Administración de La Guirnalda y Episodios Nacionales, Madrid 1891 - Holandesa época con nervios dorados 371-391-390 pags. 1ª edición. 3 volúmenes. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Pequeño sello de librería [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Russisch-türkische Krieg 1877 - 1878 in Europa.

      Wien, Konegen, 1891 - 1893. - 50 separate meist gefalt. lithograph. Karten und Pläne. Erste Ausgabe dieser klassischen und mit Kartenmaterial reich ausgestatteten Monographie über den Russisch-Türkischen Krieges. - Der russisch-osmanische Krieg von 1877/78 beendete die 500-jährige türkische Herrschaft über Bulgarien und führte zur Schaffung des Königreichs Bulgarien. Er wird deshalb in Bulgarien als Befreiungskrieg von 1877/78 bezeichnet und begründete die traditionelle Freundschaft zwischen den beiden slawischen Völkern der Bulgaren und Russen. - "In letzter Hinsicht kann das vorliegende Werk als ein Unterrichts-Mittel für Strategie, Taktik und alle sonstigen Zweige der Kriegs-Wissenschaft angesehen werden" (Vorwort). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Gr.-8°. OHLdr. (beschabt und etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 handschriftlich verfasste Briefe an den Astronomen Hugo Gylden. Signiert und datiert, jeweils auf Geschäftspapier des Observatoire de Paris und Bureau du Comité International Permanent pour l'Èxécution Photographique de la Carte du Ciel

      Paris, 28 Aout 1880 und 14 Février 1891. - jeweils 1 Blatt, Formate ca. 26,5x21 cm und 27x21 cm, ein Brief 2 Seiten beschrieben, Format ca. 21x13 cm. Der französische Astronom, Geodät und Admiral Ernest Amédée Barthélemy Mouchez (1821 - 1892) war von 1878 bis 1892 Direktor des Pariser Observatoriums. Mouchez trat 1839 nach Besuch der École Navale in die französische Marine ein, wurde 1848 Leutnant, 1867 Kapitän und 1878 Konteradmiral. Er war dort auf weltweiten Expeditionen mit hydrographischen und geodätischen Arbeiten beauftragt unter anderem an den Küsten von Südamerika, Ozeanien, dem Indischen Ozean, China, den Antillen und Algerien. 1873 wurde er Mitglied des Bureau des Longitudes. 1874 leitete er die Beobachtung des Venus-Transits auf der Sankt-Paul-Insel (Französische Süd- und Antarktisgebiete) und zeichnete sich dabei aus. 1887 initiierte er auf einer internationalen Konferenz in Paris ein Projekt zur photographischen Himmelskartierung (Carte du Ciel). Er organisierte in der Folge mehrere Konferenzen, um die Arbeit weltweit aufzuteilen und die gemeinsame Methode festzulegen. 1875 wurde er Mitglied der Academie des Sciences und Kommandeur der Ehrenlegion. An den Astronomen und Direktor der schwedischen Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm), alle leicht gebräunt und mehrfach einmal gefaltet. To the astronomer and director of the Swedish Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm). Admiral Ernest Mouchez (1821-1892), Director of the Paris Observatory, launched the Carte du Ciel enterprise, an international project aimed at realizing a photographic chart of the entire celestial vault through the collaboration of eighteen observatories. Ernest Mouchez (1821-1892). - Officier de marine et astronome. Depuis sa sortie de l'École Navale en 1839 jusqu'en 1874, il passa sa vie dans des expéditions sur mer, et acquit la réputation d'un excellent officier de marine, d'un géographe distingué et d'un habile astronome. Dans les campagnes qu'il fit dans les mers de Chine, de l'Inde et de l'Océanie, dans la mer des Antilles, en Chine, dans l'Amérique du Sud, au Brésil, il leva un grand nombre de plans de fleuves et de baies, et détermina les longitudes et les latitudes des principales localités qu'il visitait. En 1875, le Bureau des Longitudes confia à Mouchez l'organisation et la direction de l'Observatoire astronomique de Montsouris. En 1878, Mouchez fut nommé contre-amiral et directeur de l'Observatoire de Paris. Mouchez, après avoir, devant l'Académie des Sciences, le 18 janvier 1886, exposé les résultats des travaux des frères Henry, et après avoir constaté que la France, n'ayant pas d'observatoires dans ses colonies, ne pouvait seule exécuter la Carte du Ciel; après avoir dit que, cette oeuvre étant d'un intérêt scientifique universel, il était mieux qu'elle fût le résultat des travaux des plus éminents astronomes des diverses nations, proposa à l'Académie des Sciences, qui accepta, de provoquer une réunion des directeurs d'observatoires du globe et de savants de divers ordres, afin qu'ils s'entendissent pour choisir les stations et l'appareil photographique, et pour adopter une même échelle et une même méthode.

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        CHIGUSA NO HANA

      1891. Good. [BOTANICAL] Ko^no BAIREI, artist. CHIGUSA NO HANA. Tokyo, Tanaka Jihei, Meiji 23-24 [1890-91]. Vols 1-4, complete. String-bound, Japanese style, fukuro-toji, 24 X 16.1 cm. A total of 200 plates, some single and some double page, all printed in color woodcut, after designs by the important Meiji artist, Ko^no Bairei (1844-95). The first two volumes had appeared originally in b+w in 1889 and were reprinted with color blocks added, as here, the following year. Good colors and impressions, good condition, in the original covers, The first two volumes have their original printed title labels, volumes three and four do not.

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        Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia

      Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, 1891. Quarto, 22 pages plus numerous ruled interleaves. Flush-cut quarter cloth and papered boards; spine and rear cover a little unevenly sunned; an excellent copy. Printed at the head of the first page is the following: '21/6/91. Draft of a Bill as adopted by the National Australasian Convention, 9th April, 1891. Henry Parkes, President. F.W. Webb, Secretary'. This copy has the printed paper name-label 'Sir J.W. Downer' on the front cover: Sir John William Downer (1843-1915) was one of the South Australian delegates at the Convention. He has annotated 13 pages of the printed text (mainly marginal ticks against numerous numbered paragraphs).

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        Flusslandschaft in wolkenverhangenem Mondschein. Links unten signiert und datiert "G. Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1912"

      Format: 56 x 76 cm. Gerahmt in zeitgenössischem vergoldetem Stuckrahmen. *Atmosphärische Naturlandschaft im Mondschein bei bewölktem Himmel mit fein abgestuften Lichtschattierungen am Himmel und dem entsprechenden Lichtspiel im bewegten Wasser. Georg Hoffmann (1891-1975) war ein deutscher Maler und Grafiker in Stuttgart-Sillenbuch. Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule und an der Akademie Stuttgart. - Naturlandschaften und Gemälde im Mondlicht waren beliebte Motive von Hoffmann. - Lit.: Gert Nagel: Schwäbisches Künstlerlexikon, S. 59 / Vollmer Band 2, S. 465. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Sardia, A Story of Love

      Lee and Shepard, Boston - 1891. First edition. 8vo pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tips, else very good. Four pages of ads at rear. This copy INSCRIBED BY DANIELS on the front fly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Hans Christian Andersen

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1891 - Twelve Volumes. (circa 1891). Early Edition. 16mo. Green cloth with embossed designs to covers. Gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Black and white illustrations. Twelve Volumes from a 13 Volume collection. First Volume missing. Includes: ÒThe Silver Shilling,Ó ÒThe Little Match Girl,Ó ÒThe Darning-Needle,Ó ÒThe Tinder-Box,Ó ÒThe Golashes of Fortune,Ó ÒThe Marsh KingÕs Daughters,Ó ÒEverythings In Its Right Place,Ó ÒThe Wild Swans,Ó ÒUnder the Willow Tree,Ó ÒThe Old Church Bell,Ó ÒThe Ice Maiden,Ó and ÒThe Will-OÕ-The-Wisp; amongst many other short stories. Good. Minor soiling to covers. Sunning to spines. Corners slightly bumped and worn. Binding tight. Textblock clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1891.

      1891 - London; George Routledge & Sons Limited. 1891. 12mo. Original yellow cloth-backed white pictorial boards, green endpapers, yellow edges, preserved in original mailing wrapper, printed in sepia; pp. [24]; beautifully illustrated throughout in woodblock colours; a fine copy preserved in exceptionally fresh condition and protected by the scarce wrapper which has very small wear to gummed tab. First edition. Schuster and Engen 11 (9a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN

      - POP-UP. (PANORAMA) BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN [BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST]. Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber (1891). 4to, (9 3/4 x 13"), pictorial boards, normal light shelf wear and slight creasing, VG+. This is a fabulous, lavish pop-up panorama in the same style and format of Meggendorfer's Circus. The panorama opens up accordion fashion to reveal six pop-up scenes. Each of the six panels features an elaborate three tiered pop-out showing different aspects of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. An exquisite and rare pop-up in excellent condition. [C] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephraim. Aquatintaradierung.

      61.8 cm x 45.5 cm, Min. gebrauchspurig, tadell. Links unten: betitelt, rechts unten signiert (nicht gut lesbar). [Freiburghaus, 243]. Auflage 30 Exemplaren, dieses ausserhalb der Nummerierung.- Fritz Pauli (1891-1968) begann 1906 eine Flachmalerlehre und arbeitete nach deren Abbruch bei einem Fotografen in Lausanne. 1909 kaufte der Maler Albert Welti von Pauli die Radierung Susanna I und empfahl ihn dem Lehrer von Karl Stauffer-Bern, Peter Halm, der damals in München unterrichtete. Pauli studierte mit Unterbrüchen bis 1914 in dessen Kompositionsklasse, ohne allerdings je eingeschriebener Schüler der Akademie gewesen zu sein. In München machte er die Bekanntschaft seiner aus Winterthur stammenden späteren Frau Jenny Bruppacher, die sich in Deutschland zur Textilzeichnerin ausbilden liess.Nach der Rückkehr aus München 1914 bis zu seiner endgültigen Niederlassung in Cavigliano 1935 führte Pauli ein unstetes, von kürzeren und längeren Reisen geprägtes Wanderleben, unterhielt aber gleichzeitig ein Atelier in Zürich. Er weilte ab 1918 verschiedentlich in Fex, wo Landschaftsaquarelle entstanden, die zu seinen schönsten Arbeiten zählen. 1921-25 verbrachte er die Sommermonate am Zugersee, 1926 im südfranzösischen Collioure. 1925 reiste er nach Tunesien, von 1928 bis 1932 lebte er in Paris. Zum engeren Freundeskreis gehörten neben den Künstlern Ignaz Epper und Johannes Robert Schürch, dessen Bildnis Pauli malte, insbesondere der Schriftsteller Jakob Bührer und der Zürcher Sammler Kurt Sponagel.Internationale Anerkennung fand Pauli schon in jungen Jahren mit seinem druckgrafischen Schaffen. 1926 legte August Klipstein den Katalog des grafischen Werkes vor. Als besonders fruchtbar für seine Malerei erwiesen sich die Aufenthalte in Davos-Frauenkirch (1925-26), wo er Ernst Ludwig Kirchner begegnete, und in Amden (1931-35). Es entstanden Bildnisse und zahlreiche Landschaften. Von den 1930er-Jahren an zählte Pauli zu den Repräsentanten der offiziellen Schweizer Kunst, erhielt verschiedene Aufträge für Monumentalmalerei und nahm 1948 an der Biennale di Venezia teil. Das Kunsthaus Zug zeigte 1994 eine Retrospektive, die anschliessend von der Civica Galleria dArte, Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, übernommen wurde.Fritz Paulis expressionistisches druckgrafisches Schaffen (Radierung, Holzschnitt) der 1910er- und 1920er-Jahre ist von grosser kunsthistorischer Bedeutung. Zeitgemässes und Unzeitgemässes halten sich später die Waage. Auf die expressive Malerei der 1920er- und frühen 1930er-Jahre folgte nach der Übersiedlung von Amden nach Cavigliano ein dunkeltoniger, magischer Realismus. Die Befragung der sichtbaren Wirklichkeit auf ihre verborgenen, geheimnisvollen Aspekte steht sowohl in den Landschaften als auch in den Bildnissen jener Jahre im Mittelpunkt. 1935 entwarf Pauli ein Glasfenster für die Kirche Oftringen und malte anschliessend bis 1938 für die neue Kapelle im Bürgerspital Zug Passionsszenen. Es folgten während der Kriegsjahre der Freskenzyklus im Antonierhaus in Bern und 1947-1956 die Fresken im Berner Rathaus. Sowohl die Konzeption als auch die Ausführung der drei Zyklen erwiesen sich als sehr kräfte- und zeitraubend. Rückblickend schrieb Pauli in sein Tagebuch, die 1956 fertiggestellten Fresken im Berner Rathaus hätten ihn seelisch & körperlich frühzeitig beschädigt. Die Rathausfresken nehmen eine Sonderstellung innerhalb des Schaffens ein: Pauli, den zuvor immer die Erfahrung der eigenen Verlorenheit beschäftigt hatte, entwickelte für diesen Zyklus trotz seiner inneren Vorbehalte ein Bildprogramm, das - um mit dem Kunsthistoriker Max Huggler zu sprechen - auf der Annahme basiert, nur die reine Idealität sei mit der Monumentalität vereinbar. Im anschliessenden Alterswerk verschmelzen Schöpfungs-, Natur- und Individualgeschichte zu Bildern des in letzter Konsequenz erfassten Naturkreislaufes. 1951 schrieb Jakob Bührer über seinen Freund, es sei dessen offenes Bekenntnis zum Menschen, seiner Veranlagung, Abhängigkeit und Beschränktheit, das ihn besonders an seiner Kunst berühre. (SIK)

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        Eton Songs. Set to Music by Joseph Barnby. Illustrated by Herbert Marshall. ETONIANA: NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY IN THEMED BINDING

      Leadenhall Press,, 1891-2. Sm. folio, First Edition, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title-vignette and numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, endpapers very lightly spotted; elegantly bound in green full morocco, sides with multiple frame border stopped at corners by Eton lilies and rosettes, and enclosing title and decorative cartouche reprising Eton lilies and rosettes all in gilt, back gilt extra, gilt edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers heightened in gilt, a splendid, crisp copy in themed Eton binding. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM AINGER TO HIS PUPIL ANGUS VALDEMAR HAMBRO WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Ainger (1841-1919) taught at Eton until his retirement in 1901. Hambro (1883-1957) was educated at Eton, elected twice as MP for Dorset and served as High Sheriff of the county. This copy was presented at Election 1900.

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        Catalogue d'Estampes et de Livres relatifs à l'Architecture et à l'Ornementation…Dont la Vente aura lieu…du lundi 16 au vendredi 20 février…

      2 p.l., 124 pp. Large 8vo, cont. red cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. [Paris]: Rapilly, [1891].[with]:(-). Catalogue de Dessins anciens, Architecture, Décoration, Ameublement, Orfèvrerie…Dont la Vente aura lieu…les samedi 21, lundi 23, mardi 24, mercredi 25 février 1891… 4 p.l., 104 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers (spine slightly defective). [Paris]: M. Delestre & S. Mayer, [1891]. The rare auction catalogues of Bérard's library and drawing collection, one of the most important assemblages of architecture and decorative arts of its time. An established architect, Bérard (1838-90), inherited the foundations of these collections from his father, André Denis (1806-73), who pioneered the formal study of historical architecture and design. The two sales fetched a total of 164,774 francs, an impressive sum for the period.Alfred de Champeaux, an early historian of decorative arts, composed the Preface for the second sale, which provides valuable information on the evolution of the collections from father to son. He writes: "Charles-Eugène Bérard avait hérité du goût paternel pour la curiosité et l'histoire, en même temps qu'il embrassait aussi la profession d'architecte. Il tint à honneur de conserver la collection que lui léguait son père, et il s'attacha à l'accroître par des acquisitions incessantes de dessins, de livres et de gravures."The first catalogue lists 1005 lots, many of which are composed of dozens of items. It is novel in its appreciation of all forms of art and books depicting European architecture and decoration from antiquity. It also offers works by Lepautre, Du Cerceau, Bullant, Marot, Meissonnier, and many other important architects and artists of the 17th-19th centuries. Much of this catalogue is annotated in various contemporary hands which provide personal accounts of the bidding and comments on several lots. At the end, pricelists have been tipped-in.The second of 585 lots features work by celebrated artists and architects such as Du Cerceau, Delaune, Gillot, Huet, Le Pautre, Percier, Soufflot, etc. Priced in pencil throughout in a contemporary hand.Nice copies.❧ I: Lugt 49648.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Mentone, 11. XII. 1891. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Fedor Mamroth (1850-1907), den Feuilletonredakteur der "Frankfurter Zeitung": "Vom Stuttgarter 'Beobachter' erhalte ich eine Anfrage, ob ich meine Einwilligung zum Abdruck meines Reisebriefes in der 'Frankft. Zeitung' gebe. Obwohl ich nun seit Jahren - und aus guten Gründen - mit derselben außer Beziehung stehe, so gibt es am Ende doch für Alles eine Verjährung und ich würde bei irgend einem andern Feuilleton Ihren Wunsch gern erfüllen. Hier habe ich jedoch die Abwehrung 'Nachdruck verboten' - die ich sonst nie anwende - mit guten Gründen vorangesetzt. Die Erzählung ist nämlich wörtlich wahr, und die alte Frau lebt noch in Zürich inmitten von Verwandten von etwas zugeknöpfter Sorte, welche ihr das Leben schwer machen könnten, wenn diese Geschichte an die große Glücke gehängt würde [.]".

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