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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1891 Illustrated by John Tenniel. Later printing (Eighty-Fifth Thousand). Signed by Tenniel on the title page. Publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of Alice holding a pig to the front board, with an illustration of the Cheshire Cat to the rear panel, lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with some light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, bright gilt, spine lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy binding, bright and clean pages. Overall, a tight and attractive copy, extremely scarce with Tenniel's signature. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the nonsensical story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll for Alice Liddell, who was a frequent subject of Dodgson's revolutionary portrait photography. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland includes a black and white frontispiece along with forty-two in-text illustrations by John Tenniel, Dodgson's frequent artist collaborator, with whom he had a somewhat volatile relationship due to their mutual perfectionism. Indeed, the true first issue of Alice was published by Macmillan in London in a print run of 2,000 copies, but was quickly suppressed because neither author nor artist approved of the quality of the reproductive illustrations.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. Signed by Illustrator. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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      1891. The Decay of Lying | Pen Pencil and Poison | The Critic as Artist | The Truth of Masks. London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1891. Original yellow-green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, which consisted of 900 copies (an additional 600 were printed for America with the Dodd, Mead imprint). This collection of essays was written at a time when "...sin in all its aspects became a preoccupation with Wilde, amounting almost to an obsession. This is evident in such of his writings as INTENTIONS, LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME, and SALOME" [Hyde]. The cover design and lettering is by Charles Ricketts.~This is a near-fine copy (spine very slightly darkened, but essentially no wear at all). INTENTIONS has become a difficult title to acquire in collectible condition. Mason 341.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Ägypten. Zweiter Theil: Ober-Ägypten und Nubien bis zum zweiten Katarakt.

      Baedeker, Leipzig, 1891 - (1. Aufl.). Leipzig, Baedeker 1891. XL, 400 S. Mit 11 Karten sowie 24 (von 26, Titel falsch: 28) Plänen und Grundrissen sowie 3 Textvignetten. OLn. (Goldprägung verblasst). Hinrichsen D 488.- Erste und einzige Auflage.- Der Text beruht im wesentlichen auf den Manuskripten von Georg Ebers und Johannes Dümichen (abgeschlossen 1877), die von August Eisenlohr überarbeitet und ergänzt wurden. Die ausgezeichneten Karten und Pläne sind nach Kiepert, Lepsius und Linant bearbeitet worden.- Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Vorsätze ger. beschädigt, es fehlen die beiden Pläne (Übersichtsplan u. der Ammonstempel) von Karnak (S. 130/31).- Selten! Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Unterwegs Antiquariat M.-L. Surek-Becker]
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        Handbuch der Architektur. III. Theil. Die Hochbaukonstruktionen. 1. Konstruktionselemente in Stein, Holz, Eisen. 2.1 Wände und Wandöffnungen. 2.2. Einfriedungen, Brüstungen und Geländer, Gesimse. 2.3, a Balkendecken. 2.3, b Gewölbte Decken; verglaste Decken und Deckenlichter. 2.4 Dächer, Dachformen.

      Darmstadt und Stuttgart, Bergsträsser, 1891 - 1901. 6 Bände. alle Bände in 2. Auflage. pro Band ca. 400 S. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Grundrissen, Skizzen und Tabellen. 27 cm, Original-Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung und 2 Rückenschildern. an den Gelenken und an den Kanten ggfg. berieben, innen völlig frisch, mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand.Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Charts of the Constellations, from the North Pole to Between 35 & 40 Degrees of South Declination on a Reduced Scale, with Three Additional Key Maps, and an Introduction and Notes

      London: Edward Stanford, 1891.. Third, or "Popular", edition. Folio. viii, 32 pp. Recent black half morocco over matching sides, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels, ownership inscription of Cottam's son, Arthur Basil, to the head of the title page, with the prospectus for the first edition bound in at the rear. 36 charts plus a further three key charts. Some spotting, very good. First published in 1889 in a small edition of just 200 copies, with a second edition appearing soon after, both on a larger scale to here. This popular edition, though physically smaller, has the advantage of the additional key charts and 32 additional pages of text. Brown, p. 82.

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      Paris: Libreria A. Aimond, 1891. Some damage to flyleaves, upper cover with some ageing, but all quite sound and attractive. 184p printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece. Bound in full tortoiseshell with watered silk flyleaves, tortoiseshell clasps and and ornate silver onlay on the upper cover.

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        Queen Summer, or, The Tourney of the Lily & the Rose

      Cassell & Co., London, Paris, Melbourne 1891 - 40 beautiful coloured leaves of plates (printed on one side only) by the famous illustrator Walter Crane. A perfect example of the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Top edge gilt. Number 141 of the Large Paper Edition, limited to 250 copies. Fore-edge and bottom of text block deckled. Cover, in green, black, white, and red, worn and with some stains. Corners bumped. Headbanding. Coloured pictorial endpapers. Contents in impeccable condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        The Cruise of a Land-Yacht

      Boston: Little, Brown. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1891. Cloth. Brown cloth stamped with silver and black titles and illustrations, beveled boards, floral end-papers, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. iv, 263, plus frontis and five additional b/w plates, and copiously illustrated in text throughout. Corners rubbed, pencil gift inscription dated 1891 on the first blank, else fine; the jacket shows waterspots, with large chips out at the spine head and upper panel and one puncture wound to the rear panel .

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        Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand The Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the Years 1771-1772 Translated by H Ling Roth With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand by Jas R Boose

      London: Truslove & Shirley, 1891. Octavo, folding chart, folding plan of outrigger canoe, and eight photogravure plates; very good, in crushed brown half morocco gilt by Bayntun. An attractive copy of the first English translation of Crozet's account of the South Pacific voyage of Marion-Dufresne, who in 1771 sailed to return the Tahitian native Ahutoru, who returned to Paris with Bougainville.The expedition was launched from Mauritius where the traveller Abbé Rochon was stranded; although he was denied permission to sail with the expedition Rochon later edited the present narrative from Crozet's log. The account contains a brief account of the Tasmanian Aborigines and a longer description of traditional Maori life, rich with primary information on food, hunting, warfare, shelter, fishing etcetera. After some misunderstanding Marion-Dufresne and about twenty crew were massacred by the Maori; the present edition contains Rochon's speculations on the cause of the massacre with an additional mid nineteenth-century anecdotal account included. Numerous scattered vignettes clarify issues in the narrative and there are informative appendices: aside from discussion of the massacre there is an appendix on the early literature of New Zealand and another on native canoes taken from Anson's Voyages. The edition was limited to 500 copies.

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        Renascence A Book of Verse

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's deluxe three quarter vellum and marbled boards folding case, backstrip lettered in gilt, lacking two of six cloth ties. Very good. 162 pages. 23 x 17.5 cm. Illustrated with numerous wood-cut vignettes by Crane. Limited edition, copy 9 of 25 copies on Japanese vellum for England, and signed by Crane -- of which 25 copies were printed for England, and fifteen for America (with three extra for the author as noted on the colophon). Contents loose as issued, and unopened. Interior contents as new.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Autograph Letter Signed "Désiré Charnay" to "Mon cher ami" with the Latest News after his Arrival to Algiers for the Winter Season, the Letter is Decorated with a Printed Vignette Depicting Arab Camel Riders in a Desert].

      Algiers 1891 - Algiers, 25 October 1891. Octavo (ca. 18x11,5 cm). 2 pp. Violet ink on thick paper with a printed vignette depicting travellers on camels in a desert. Centrefold mark, otherwise a very good letter. In a letter to his friend, noted French traveller and archaeologist D. Charnay describes his voyage to Algiers from France and his place of stay in the city: "Our place is 17 Rue Flatters, Alger, Belcourt, 20 minutes from town by train The weather has been very good, 24 to 28 degrees, also my wife is all right, although coughing always a little bit. I'm expecting rain and cold which will be a hardship for her" (in translation). The letter is decorated with an attractive printed vignette reproducing a photo of two Arab camel riders in a desert. "Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay was a French traveller and archaeologist notable both for his explorations of Mexico and Central America, and for the pioneering use of photography to document his discoveries. In 1850, he became a teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana, and there became acquainted with John Lloyd Stephens's books of travel in Yucatan. He travelled in Mexico, under a commission from the French ministry of education, in 1857-1861; in Madagascar in 1863; in South America, particularly Chile and Argentina, in 1875; and in Java and Australia in 1878. In 1880-1883, he again visited the ruined cities of Mexico. Pierre Lorillard IV of New York City contributed to defray the expense of this expedition, and Charnay named a great ruined city near the Guatemalan boundary line "Ville Lorillard" in his honor; the name did not stick and the site is more commonly known as Yaxchilan. Charnay went to Yucatan in 1886" (Wikipedia).

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      London:: Sampson Low, Marston, et al,. 1891.. First edition of STOKER'S FIRST NOVEL. An early copy, INSCRIBED JUST TWO DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION to "J. L. Toole / from his affectionate friend / Bram Stoker / 20.11.90." (The copyright date is 1891 but the actual date of publication was November 18, 1890.) English comic actor John Lawrence Toole was a friend of Stoker's and of Henry Irving's. It may seem unlikely now but during his lifetime Stoker was better known as Irving's personal assistant and as the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. A testament to the friendship of the men can be found in the dedication to the first volume of Stoker's 1906 biography of Irving, PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF HENRY IRVING, which reads "To the Memory of John Lawrence Toole Loving Comrade and True Friend of Henry Irving." SNAKE'S PASS is the only novel written by Stoker to be set in his native Ireland and is considered a clear precusor to his later works of horror, such as DRACULA. The story traces the troubled romance of traveler Arthur Severn and local peasant girl, Norah Joyce, against the backdrop of the re-telling of the legend of Saint Patrick's defeat of the King of the Snakes in Ireland. Spine faded, minor cover wear and spine ends a little worn but still a very good copy without any foxing. .

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        9 Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Berchtesgaden und München, 12.III.1876, 2.I.1888, 4.I.1888, 10.I.1888, 9.III.1888, 18.XII.1888, 10.X.1890, 5.XII.1890 und 23.I.1891. - Zusammen 28 SS. 8vo und 12mo. An einen Bibliothekar (Karl Halm?): "Bei der Bearbeitung des Artikels Schubert für mein ‚biographisches Lexikon' finde im Verzeichnisse der Schubertschen Autographen, auch Ihren werthen Namen und dabei: ‚der zürnende Barde' von Franz Bruchmann [ ]" (12.III.1876). Am 2.I.1888 schreibt Wurzbach an einen namentlich nicht genannten Professor: "Wie Sie lieber Herr Professor zu dem Gedanken [ ] kommen, daß Sie, weil ich schweige einen persönlich ungünstigen Eindruck auf mich gemacht haben müßen, ist mir so wenig klar, wie die Ursache warum Russland a tout prix Krieg führen will. Als Sie damals im Frühling bei uns waren und wir einen heitren Tag erlebten, wartete ich einige Tage auf ein Lebenszeichen von Ihnen und da ein solches nicht kam, schrieb ich einen 6 oder 8 Seiten langen Brief an Sie noch ganz unter dem Eindruck des Wohlbehagens den Sie auf mich und meine bessere Haelfte gemacht [ ]". Brief an einen Herrn Wimmer am 9.III.1888: "Am 5. Jänner 1876 kam in der Komischen Oper in Wien zum 1. Male die 3actige komische Operette ‚Fanfarullo' Text und Musik von Joseph Wirth zur Aufführung. Wissen Sie vielleicht [ ] etwas näheres über diesen Wirth zu sagen`? [ ]". "Sie haben mir wohl seiner Zeit ein Feuilleton von Ludwig Wothe ‚Der Gespenstige Hausherr von Ober St. Veit gesendet, aber über seine künstlerisches Thun [ ] enthält dasselbe keine Zeyle [ ]" (18.XII.1888). - Der in Laibach geborene Schriftsteller trat vor Abschluß seines Jusstudiums in den Militärdienst, der ihn u. a. nach Lemberg führte, wo er 1843 als erster aktiver österreichischer Offizier promovierte. Im Jahr darauf verließ er die Armee, wurde Skriptor an der Lemberger Universitätsbibliothek, 1849 Vorstand der Administrativen Bibliothek des Innenministeriums in Wien und anschließend Ministerialsekretär im Staatsministerium. Nach seiner Erhebung in den Ritterstand 1874 ging er in Pension und lebte fortan als wissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller in Berchtesgaden. Sein zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod abgeschlossenes Lebenswerk ist das "Biographische Lexikon des Kaiserthums Österreich" (60 Bde., 1855-91). Vgl. Kosch IV, 3477 und Öst. Lex. II, 666.

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        Grammatica linguae numipu.

      Desmet, ID: Typis Puerorum indorum 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). [3] ff., iv, 255, [1] pp., fold. tables.. 1891 The title-page of this grammar of the Nez Percé language gives the author as "Presbytero missionario e Soc. Jesu in Montibus Saxosis" ("By a missionary of the Society of Jesus in the Rocky Mountains") and that missionary seems to have been one of the two offered above. The work was printed at the "Typis Puerorum Indorum" ("Indian Boys' Press") of the Sacred Heart Mission, a press that (despite its name) was unlike that at the St. Ignatius Mission that was used for teaching the art of printing; the Desmet press was apparently solely operated by the Jesuits themselves and was not used as a teaching tool. Another difference between these two famous mission presses is that the origin of this one is not known — but it is suspected that it came new from St. Louis. The present copy of the grammar is of unbound, never sewn sheets. If the online catalogue records are to be believed, many of the copies in college and university libraries are incomplete, lacking pp. 130–33. Or are those records a serious case of careless copy-cataloguing? => This copy is complete with all pages and both title-pages. Fine condition is a blue cloth clamshell box.

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      Washington, 1891. Folio. Three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Embossed library stamp on titlepage. Text leaves and some plates with minor edge chipping. Color bright and fresh. Very good. Shortly after the formation of the Smithsonian Institution the great American botanist, Asa Gray, was commissioned to produce a volume in its "Contributions to Knowledge" series on American forest trees. The idea was for a work with three octavo volumes of text and a quarto atlas. In 1850 the Secretary reported, "The illustrations are in the hands of the artists," that artist being Isaac Sprague. Sprague was self-taught, had apprenticed with John James Audubon, and was one of the most important and talented American botanical artists of the 19th century. Work was suspended on the present report while Gray was absent in Europe for two years. After this, funding could not be found, and the work as planned was never issued. In 1891, Secretary S. P. Langley decided to issue the plates which had been prepared, and the twenty-three plates which had been printed were issued with his brief explanatory introduction, after sitting unused for forty years. Most of the lithographic work was done by the firms of Tappan & Bradford, or Joseph Prestele. The very lovely plates depict a variety of tree flowers and leaves, including magnolia, tulip, maple, dogwood, cherry, apple, and plum. A handsome, scarce, and little-known work on American trees.

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        Mitteilungen des Vereins zur Förderung der Moorkultur im Deutschen Reiche. Jahrgänge 9 (1891) - 34 (1916) sowie Jahrgänge 36 und 40

      Paul Parey, Berlin 1891 - 1922. - 300 - 400 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Tabellen, Abbildungen und Karten, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 privater Karton oder private Halbleinenbände mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschildern, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, ordentliches Exemplar, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Book of Drawings, by A. Bryan, L. Davis, A.T. Elwes, Harry Furniss, J. Jellicoe, J.B. Partridge, Jo Pennell, R.H. Moore, H. Railton, Hugh Thomson, L. Wain, C. Wilkinson, & W. Wilson. With a prefatory poem by Austin Dobson. Folio.

      Privately printed for Mr & Mrs F.T. Davies. 1891 Half title, engr. front. & contents leaf, plates. Sewn as issued in orig. stiff card vellum-covered wrappers, lettered on front wrapper in gilt; edges sl. dusted, but overall a nice copy. 44pp.Not in BL; NLW, V&A & Oxford only on Copac. A handsome volume of 17 beautifully reproduced plates of original drawings, on India paper, each bearing the signature of the illustrator and accompanied by a few famous lines from English literature. Some of the most noted illustrators of the day are represented, including Harry Furniss, Herbert Railton, Hugh Thomson, and Louis Wain, who contributes two characteristic cat scenes, 'A night in town' and 'Somebody's pet'. The titlepage is designed by Herbert P. Horne, and the tailpiece by the noted designer of stained-glass windows, Selwyn Image. With a 16-line poem,

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        President Benjamin Harrison has written a letter congratulating Kaiser Wilhelm II "on the birth of a Prince" - he authorizes the Seal of the United States to be affixed to the envelope containing his letter

      Washington, D.C., February 4, 1891. 8" x 10". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Benj Harrison"" as President, 1 page, 8"" x 10"". Washington, February 4, 1891. Completed in manuscript. Fine condition.In full, ""I hereby authorize the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to envelope containing my letter addressed to His Majesty William II, Emperor of Germany, on the birth of a Prince, dated this day, and signed by me, and for so doing this shall be his warrant.""German Emperor William II (Wilhelm II) reigned from June 15, 1888, until his abdication on November 9, 1918, two days before the Armistice ended World War I. He was 31-years-old when his youngest son, Prince Joachim of Prussia (1890-1920), was born on December 17, 1890. "

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        Histoire des Timbres-Poste et de toutes les marques d'affranchissement employees en Espagne - suivie de l'Histoire des timbres fiscaux mobiles, depuis leur origine jusqu'a nos jours (Janvier) - 1840-1890 - (Decembre)

      Brussels, 1891 - 564pp. 1st ed., very fine in blue cloth retaining original blue card covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Joannis Duns Scoti, doctoris subtilis, ordinis minorum, Opera Omnia Editio nova juxta editionem Waddingi XII tomos continentem a patribus Franciscanis de observantia accurate recognita (complete set in 26 volumes of the Wadding-Vives edition)

      Paris, Ludovicus Vives, 1891-1895. 26 vols. Hardcovers. Together over 18.000 pages; 28x19 cm. Text in Latin. - (sl. worn, sl. browned, stamps on title pages, some corners sl. bumped, few bindings bit weak and sl. loose) Although still good set of this scarce work. See picture, more pictures on request. Weight is 43 kg. The so-called Wadding-Vivès text is a revision and enlargement of Luke Wadding's 1639 of the works of Duns Scotus. Vivès added the spurious Tractatus de perfectione statum.

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        Autograph Letter Signed „DMendeleev".

      [St. Petersburg], 4 December 1891 - 8vo. 3 pp. To Vladimir Vladimirovitch, in Russian, concerning their joint contribution to an encyclopedia, ensuring the correct treatment of the terms 'gold plating' and 'nickel plating' in an article. - Mendeleev formulated the Periodic Law, created his own version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.

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        Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum. Altaegyptische Inschriften. Gesammelt, verglichen, übertragen, erklärt und autographiert. 6 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1883- 1891. - 4°. Zusammen VI, 2 Bll., 1578 SS., mit Zwischentiteln, zahlreichen Textfiguren und 1 Falttafel Halb-Leinen d. Zt. mit Rückenschildern Originalausgabe des bedeutenden Standardwerks des deutschen Ägyptologen Heinrich Ferdinand Karl Brugsch (1827 - 1894). - Komplett in sechs Abteilungen. 1. Astronomische und astrologische Inschriften altaegyptischer Denkmaeler / 2. Kalendarische Inschriften altaegyptischer Denkmaeler / 3. Geographische Inschriften altaegyptischer Denkmaeler / 4. Mythologische Inschriften altaegyptischer Denkmaeler / 5. Historisch-biographische Inschriften altaegyptischer Denkmaeler / 6. Bautexte und Inschriften verschiedenen Inhaltes altaegyptischer Denkmaeler. In hieroglyphischer, hieratischer und demotischer Schrift gesammelt, besprochen und autographiert. - Die Titelblätter mit kleinem Stempel des "Königlichen Seminars für Orientalphilologie Göttingen" (ausgeschiedene Dublette) und alter Inventarnummer. - Gut erhalten, die Einbände etwas berieben und leicht angestaubt, die Tafel im Bug minimal eingerissen, papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London, New York & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. The first trade edition (undated with typo on 208), originally published in a different (shorter) form in Lippincott's in 1890. Rebound in full red morocco with gilt rules and intricate morocco inlay in an art deco style by Florence Walter. Short tear in the margin of page 162, scattered marginal finger marks, very clean overall. A lovely exhibition style binding on one of the great novels of the past 150 years. In a a morocco tipped slipcase with light wear. Florence Walter was a French style hand bookbinder active from 1934 - her work was exhibited by the Book Club of California in 2013 (The Legacy of Florence Walter, April 29-September 2, 2013) and her archive is held at Mills College where their bindery bears her name. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction. Inventory No: 045794.

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        The Breakfast-table series

      David Douglas 1891 - The Poet at the Breakfast-Table, The Professor at the Breakfast-Table and The Poet at the Breakfast-Table. Leather spine, marbled board front, leather cornering. Slightly worn spines. Authors editions, 1891. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A House of Pomegranates

      London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co. 1891. 18 pp. Green cloth spine over cream-coloured cloth boards. Elaborately decorated design in red and gilt to front board, including a gilt basket of pomegranates. Spine gilt-lettered with pomegranate design. Slight wear to spine ends & corners. Boards somewhat darkened. Hinges partially cracked, but firm. Title-page, ornaments and endpapers designed by Charles Ricketts. Four plates by C. H. Shannon. As with all copies of this book, the plates are very faded, due to damage to the surface of the plates. Printed at The Chiswick Press. The four stories in the collection are: 'The Young King,' 'The Birthday of the Infanta,' 'The Fisherman and His Soul,' and 'The Star-Child.' A Very Good copy of the first edition. . Very Good. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. 1891. Small 4to..

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        Gil Blas. Hebdomadaire Illustré.

      1891-1902, Paris 1891 - 12 années reliées en 10 vol. in-folio, demi-basane rouge, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Très importante collection, quasi complète. Soit au total 601 livraisons sur les 635 publiées ; seules les 34 dernières livraisons (publiées en 1903) manquent. Importante publication littéraire et satirique illustrée en couleur principalement par Steinlein ; ses contributions prirent fin en décembre 1900 au moment où Paul Balluriau assura la rédaction en chef ; il fit appel à de nouveaux illustrateurs tels Rouveyre, Gottlob, Ferdinand Bac, Guillaume, Léandre, Ostoya, Poulbot, Chéret, mais aussi Van Dongen et Picasso. Parmi les collaborations littéraires apparaissent les plus grands noms de la littérature française : Maupassant, Mirbeau, Richepin, Verlaine, Zola, France, Daudet, Courteline, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, etc. Très bon exemplaire complet des deux rares suppléments des 10 et 23 mai1891 et des quatre très rares livraisons préliminaires datées du 30 mai au 21 juin 1891. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Swiss pictures, drawn with pen and pencil. New Edition, revised and partley re-written. With several additional illustrations by Edward Whymper and a map.

      London, Religious Tract Society, 1891, - in-4°, frontispice ? Jungfrau from Interlaken? + 216 p., illustrated with many woodcuts, original red-brown cloth decorated with gilt ?Matterhorn and Zermatt-Houses?, gilt edges, top of spine a bit torn but still nice copy. Richly illustrated with engravings, town and village views, landscapes, mountains, mounteneering, glaciers, costumes, animals, railways, etc. For this new edition much fresh material has been introduced and upwards of thirty new illustrations have been added, a large proportion by Swiss artists. They will be found worthy to take their place alongside those by Mr. Whymper, which have been so greatly admired in the earlier editions. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2805; Not in Waeber BSL III nor in Lonchamp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1891 - Illustrated by John Tenniel. Later printing (Eighty-Fifth Thousand). Signed by Tenniel on the title page. Publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of Alice holding a pig to the front board, with an illustration of the Cheshire Cat to the rear panel, lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with some light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, bright gilt, spine lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy binding, bright and clean pages. Overall, a tight and attractive copy, extremely scarce with Tenniel's signature. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the nonsensical story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll for Alice Liddell, who was a frequent subject of Dodgson's revolutionary portrait photography. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland includes a black and white frontispiece along with forty-two in-text illustrations by John Tenniel, Dodgson's frequent artist collaborator, with whom he had a somewhat volatile relationship due to their mutual perfectionism. Indeed, the true first issue of Alice was published by Macmillan in London in a print run of 2,000 copies, but was quickly suppressed because neither author nor artist approved of the quality of the reproductive illustrations. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Tresse et Stock, 1891. Fine. Tresse et Stock, Paris 1891, 12x18,5cm, relié. - first edition on the current paper. Binding half full glossy red calf, spine slightly thinned with five nerves set with ornate golden double dotted ornate gilded coffered, gold tail date on castors golden headdresses, light friction on the joint minor, coaching a game gilded nets triple and florets in spandrels on the boards, small scratches on the second board, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden lace coaching contreplats, net gilded on the cuts, preserved covers, red head, elegant binding unsigned at the time. Pleasant copy drawn in a charming uniform binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en plein veau glacé rouge, dos légèrement éclairci à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement décorés, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, légers frottements sans gravité sur les mors, encadrement d'un jeu de triples filets dorés et de fleurons en écoinçons sur les plats, petites éraflures sur le second plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, filet doré sur les coupes, couvertures conservées, tête rouge, élégante reliure non signée de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure uniforme.

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        Handbuch der Physik.

      Breslau Eduard Trewendt -1896 1891 - 1. A. 3 Bde. (in 5). 4°. II, 878; 856; VI, 887, LV; 546; 592 S. mit zus. 929 Abb. im Text, 1 Tafel. Original-Halbleder mit goldgepr. RückenTitel. (Einbde. stärker ber. u. best., Besitzerst. a. Vors., tlw. stockfl., kl. Bibliotheksmarke auf Rücken). =Encyclopaedie der Naturwissenschaften III. Abt. I. Teil. Das Werk umfaßt die folgenden Bände: I. Bd. Allgemeine Physik und Akustik; II. Bd. I Optik; II. Bd. II Wärme; III. Bd. I Potentialtheorie, Elektrostatik, Elektrisirmaschinen, Elektroskope, Eigenschaften der Dielektrica, Berührungselektricität, Galvanische Kombinationen, Elektrische Ströme, Strommessung, Methoden zur Bestimmung von Widerständen, Elektrisches Leitungsvermögen von metallisch leitenden Körpern, Elektrisches Leitungsvermögen von elektrolytisch leitenden Körpern, Elektricitätsleitung der Gase, Thermoelektricität, Die elektrische Beleuchtung, Wärme und elektrische Arbeit von Ketten, Elektrolyse, Polarisation, Accumulatoren; III. Bd. II Magnetismus. Werk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ZWANZIGTAUSEND JAHRE UNTER DEM EISE. ROMAN ... Autorisierte Deutsche Bearbeitung von Ludwig Wechsler.

      Berlin: Verlag von Otto Janke, n.d.,. [1891]. original (?) three-quarter green cloth and green boards, spine panel stamped in gold.. A very good copy. OCLC reports 2 copies. (#152271). First edition in German. Translation of Egész az északi polusig (All the Way to the North Pole), first published in Budapest in 1876. A fantastic adventure novel in which Pietro Galibas, the sole survivor of a scientific expedition, is found by an unknown race who dwell underground in a maze of caverns where they feed on frozen animals. The explorer discovers a cave with a lake of fire upon which he travels in an asbestos skiff. He finds and reanimates a young girl and her father, two Hebrews who have been in suspended animation for twenty thousand years (!) due the effect of the gas from the lake. An extraordinary voyage to the Earth's interior probably inspired by the work of Jules Verne. This novel has not been translated into English. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 121. Bloch (2002) 1623. Nagl, p. 248.

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        Gösta Berlings saga.

      Stockholm: Frithiof Hellbergs förlag,, 1891. 2 volumes, octavo. Recased in the original black wrappers printed in orange, new endpapers. Extremities lightly rubbed and chipped, wrappers lightly scuffed and creased, text blocks strained in a couple of places but firm, margins lightly toned. A very good set. First edition, first impression of Lagerlöf's first novel. Presentation copy inscribed by Lagerlöf to Ida Falbe-Hansen and her partner Elisabeth Grundtvig on the front flyleaf of Volume I: "Frkr Falbe Hansen och Grundtvig med taeksamhet och tillgifvenhet, från förf". Lagerlöf (1858?-1940) was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1909), as well as the first woman to become a member of the Swedish Academy. Gösta Berlings saga, "a fascinatingly original retelling of old Värmland folk legends in an effusive, personal, spontaneously lyric prose", launched her career (Smith, Dictionary of Modern European Literature, pp. 463-4). However, while the work met with mixed reviews in her native Sweden, it became popular in Denmark where it was published by Gyldendalske boghandels forlag in 1892. This copy is inscribed by the author to her Danish translators Falbe-Hansen (1849?-1922) and Elisabeth Grundvig (1856?-1945), with their pencil marginalia throughout. Falbe-Hansen and Grundtvig were essential in popularising Gösta Berlings saga in Denmark as well as in Europe. In 1891, they presented an extract of the work in "Kvinden og Samfundet", the newsletter published by the Danish Women's Alliance and of which Falbe-Hansen was one of the editors. When the complete translation was later published in 1892, they suggested Lagerlöf meet with Georg Brandes, the leading Scandinavian critic and literary scholar of the period, whose positive review of Gösta Berlings saga in Politiken on 16 January 1893 ensured the work's popularity in Denmark. Falbe-Hansen also assisted Lagerlöf in getting in touch with a German translator, ensuring a wider European audience for the debut. Apart from a close working relationship with Lagerlöf, Falbe-Hansen and Grundtvig shared the author's commitment to women's rights and suffrage. Falbe-Hansen was a member of the Danish Women's Alliance and the Women's Reading Circle, as well as one of the cofounder of the Danish Women's National Council, and she regularly campaigned for women's rights at meetings across Denmark (Den Store Danske Encyklopædi). An appealing association copy.

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        Autograph receipt signed ("P. Verlaine").

      N. p., 9. V. 1891. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. Confirming the receipt of "la somme de cinq francs" to M. Varier. - Slightly light soiled.

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        Superb letter to Alexander Graham Bell?s father-in-law, Gardiner G. Hubbard, the president of Bell telephone, extolling his Hartford telephone service ? three weeks earlier he had written to Hubbard a complaint letter, suggesting Bell come up to Hartford and work the telephone ?till he pines for the solace & refuge of his long hot home? ? Clemens now admits his advice was given ?in a moment of irritation? ? when Bell comes to Hartford ?he can have my place, I can get another.?

      [Hartford], [January 15, 1891]. 5.5" X 9". "Autograph Letter Signed ?Mark Twain,? three numbered pages (2, 3, 4), 5.5? x 9?, separate sheets. [Hartford, Connecticut, January 15, 1891.] Page 1 missing, but complete in itself. [To Gardiner G. Hubbard, President the Bell Telephone Company and father-in-law of Alexander Graham Bell.] Light pencil erasures at top blank edge of page ?2?; surface damage at top left of page ?2? at three words, not affecting legibility. Fine condition.According to the Mark Twain Papers at the University of California, Berkeley, this letter was written by Mark Twain in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 15, 1891, to the Telephony Company; the university?s Mark Twain Project does not record the presence of numbered page 1. Numerous edits on page ?2?. By content, this letter was written to Gardiner G. Hubbard, President of the Bell Telephone Company and father-in-law of Alexander Graham Bell.In full, pages numbered ?2,? ?3,? and ?4? by Clemens on top: ?This marvelous experience convinces me that the time is coming, & very soon, when the telephone will be a perfect instrument; when proximity will no longer be a hinderance [sic] to its performance; when, in fact, one will hear a man who is in the next block just as easily & comfortably as he would if that man were in San Francisco. I am quite sure that this great day is approaching ?" & on lightning wing, if I may be permitted to use a phrase which seems to be going out first at a time when the market for it is daily improving. Indeed, this great day is already arriving. You will admit this yourself. Your Hartford service shows it. The expression ?darn? is already in common use. This was not the case aforetime. [?darn? replaced ?damn? because when one cursed, service was shut down.] This modification will be followed by other ameliorations of the telephone code; These by others still; until at last all questionable ornaments of speech will disappear, & you will stand up & talk to a telephone just as you would to a girl. Then the clergy will put the telephone into their houses again; they did not discard it aforetime out of hostility to it, but only on account of the difficulty of acquiring familiarity with the code. But enthusiasm is carrying me away. I must calm myself. A word more: in the circumstances, it seems a fair & indeed imperative return -courtesy that arrangements lately made by me in a moment of irritation, regarding the future of the inventor of the telephone, should now be modified; therefore please say to him he can have my place, I can get another.?Three weeks earlier, on December 27, 1890, Clemens had written a letter of complaint about the telephone to Gardiner G. Hubbard, addressing the envelope ?To ?The Father-in-law of the Telephone,?? with his Washington, D.C. address. Hubbard?s daughter Mabel had contracted scarlet fever when she was five resulting in permanent and complete deafness. In 1867, when his daughter was nine, Hubbard help found the first oral school for the deaf in the United States, the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts. Mabel became one of Alexander Graham Bell?s pupils at the school. On July 9, 1877, Gardiner G. Hubbard organized the Bell Telephone Company, becoming its president. Two days later, his 19-year-old daughter Mabel married 30-year-old Alexander Graham Bell.An annoyed Mark Twain had written Hubbard on December 27th, in part, ?If it had not been for Professor Bell, there would not be any telephone ... & consequently no Hartford telephone ... which makes him primarily & therefore personally responsible for the Hartford telephone. The Hartford telephone is the very worst on the face of the Whole earth. No man can dictate a 20-word message intelligently through it at any hour of the day without devoting a week?s time to it, & there is no night-service whatever since electric lighting was introduced. Though mind you they charge for night-service, in their cold calm way, just the same as if they furnished it. and if you try to curse through the telephone, they shut you off. It is this ostentatious business that gravels me. ?" Every day I go there to practice, & always I get shut off ... Well, as you see yourself, the inventor is responsible for all this. For your sake I wish I could think of some way to save him, but there doesn?t appear to be any.? The next four lines had been crossed out by Clemens. He continues, ?Now then, reconcilement to his fate will be the next best thing. Let him come up & work the Hartford telephone till he pines for the solace & refuge of his long hot home ... Meantime, good wishes & a Merry Christmas to you, sir! Mark Twain.?In the letter here offered, extolling the telephone, Clemens refers to his last letter to Hubbard in which he had suggested, as a ?reconcilement to his fate,? that Bell ?come up & work the Hartford telephone till he pines for the solace & refuge of his long hot home.? In this January 15, 1891, letter, Mark Twain does not back down from his suggestion ?regarding the future of the inventor of the telephone,? that Bell leave his Washington home and ?come up and work the Hartford telephone,? but modifies it, telling Hubbard to ?please say to him [Bell] he can have my place, I can get another.?"

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        Stillleben mit Zinnkrug, Römerglas und Früchten., Öl auf Malpappe. Größe 56 x 81 cm, rechts unten signiert. Schwarzer schwerer Stil- Rahmen. Kleinere Farbfehlstellen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild sich in einem altersgemäß- tadellosen Zustand.

      - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2250 Fritz van den Daele, geb. 1891, in Belgien, siehe auch Neumeister, Varia 210 v. 10. 4.2014, Nr. 753) und siehe Dorotheum: Donnerstag, 18.Januar 1990, Sillleben mit Früchten, 23,5 x 37 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrirtes Muster-Enten-Buch enthaltend das Gesamte der Zucht und Pflege der domestizirten Entenschläge und der zur Domestikation geeigneten Wild-Enten-Arten und Zier-Enten. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und vielen Textabbildungen nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster.

      Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft (vormals J.F. Richter)., Hamburg. 1891 - Hamburg. Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft (vormals J.F. Richter). (1891). 28x23 cm. XIX, 316 S. Mit 1 gefalteten dreiblattgrosser Holzstichtafel und 40 farbigen lithographierten Tafeln sowie einigen Textabbildungen. Reich verzierter Originalleinwandband mit Ganzgoldschnitt Einzige Ausgabe. - In einem Teil der Auflage, wie unser Exemplar, wurden folgende Enten auf den Tafeln falsch bezeichnet: Die 'Reiher-Ente' irrtümlich mit 'Trauer-Ente' und die 'Schell-Ente' irrtümlich mit 'Weissäugige oder Moor-Ente', dafür ist im Tafelverezeichnis die 'Moorente' nach Seite 230 nicht aufgeführt. - 2 Tafeln lose. Schutzpapiere der Tafeln teils etwas knittrig oder mit kleinen Abrissen. - Sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Reich verzierter Originalleinwandband mit Ganzgoldschnitt

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        Illustriertes Muster-Enten-Buch 1891 Enten Zucht Pflege Entenschläge Wildenten,

      - Illustrirtes ( Illustriertes ) Muster-Enten-Buch enthaltend das Gesamte der Zucht und Pflege der domestizierten Entenschlägen und der zur Domestikation geeigneten Wild-Enten-Arten und Zier-Enten - mit einigen schwarz-weiß Textholzstichen u.a. eine Falttafel sowie 40 Farbtafeln (Lithografien) nach Original-Zeichnungen, von Dr. A. Maar, Hamburg, Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei Actien-Gesellschaft, von 1891, 316 Seiten Inhalt: - Historisches - Nutzen der Entenzucht - Welche Entenschläge sollen wir halten - Die Wohnräume für Enten - Fütterung - Paarung - - Eierlegen und Brüten - Aufzucht junger Enten - Mästung, Schlachten. Verwendung nach dem Tode. Versandt lebender und todter Enten - - Krankheiten und deren Heilung - Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der . - domesticierten Entenschläge - . geeigneten Wild-Entenarten und Zier-Enten - - Schwimm-Enten - Tauch-Enten - Baum-Enten - Ruder-Enten - Riesen-Enten - Zwerg-Enten - Enten-Kreuzungen - Zuchtresultate und Erfahrungen hervorragender Enten-Züchter - Fang der Wild-Enten - Musterentenbuch - Wildenten - Zierenten - Schwimmenten - Tauchenten - Baumenten - Ruderenten - Riesenenten - Zwergenten - - Kreuzungen - Zucht - Vogelkunde - Enten - Ornithologie - Vögel - 1858g Hardcover mit goldgeprägtem Deckel-und Rückentitel und farbiger Vordeckel-Ornamentprägung, Einband etwas verzogen und teils etwas berieben / bestoßen, altersentsprechend außen und innen bis auf kleinere Gebrauchsspuren gutes Exemplar, 3 seitiger Rotschnitt, Innendeckel montiertes ExLibris, leichte Papierbräunung, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig, wenige der Seitenpapiere vor den Lithotafeln sind etwas beschädigt oder mit kleineren Fehlstellen Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1858 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorial Rayahs

      New York: G.P. Putnams's, 1891. First American edition from the British sheets. Frontispieces, 2 folding maps, and numerous illustrations. xiv, 381; [viii], 409 pp. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blue decorated cloth, lettered in gilt. A brilliant set. First American edition from the British sheets. Frontispieces, 2 folding maps, and numerous illustrations. xiv, 381; [viii], 409 pp. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo. Fifth book by the remarkable, indefatigable Isabella Bird Bishop, one of the most famous travel writers of her day, who travelled extensively over a period of two years throughout the region at an age approaching sixty, often on horseback and over difficult terrain. Much observation here on the Kurds. Theakstone p.24; Robinson pp.81-83; Ghani p. 42

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        Jeu de voyage Suisse. - Reise durch die Schweiz. Voyage en Suisse.

      Ravensburg, Otto Maier [O.M. 23], 1891, - Boîte en carton (33 x 37 x 3 cm), planche de jeu en carton (59 x 62.5 cm), 7 pions en plomb, 3 dés, cartes de jeu (5 séries de 6 cartes, 1 série de 4 cartes, 1 série de 1 carte), monnaies en plomb, 15 cartes en carton, 1 médaille de malheur, 1 décoration, règles du jeu (nous estimons ce jeu complet). en très bon état (boîte avec petite déchirure). L'histoire de Ravensburger débute en 1883 avec Otto Maier, éditeur allemand vivant dans la petite ville de Ravensburg, dans le sud de l'Allemagne, à proximité du Lac de Constance. A côté de ses activités d'imprimeur - il imprimait des manuels d'instruction destinés aux artisans - l'idée lui est venue de développer un jeu avec lequel il pourrait jouer avec sa famille. C'est ainsi qu'il a créé le jeu de plateau "Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours", basé sur le roman du même nom publié par l'écrivain français Jules Verne. Fabriqué de manière artisanale et artistique, le jeu avait une grande valeur pédagogique. Ces caractéristiques allaient former le fil conducteur de toute l'histoire des Ravensburger Spiele? Après la création du "Tour du Monde", Otto Maier avait pris goût à cette activité. Dans les années qui suivirent, de nombreux autres jeux virent le jour. A l'aube de la Première Guerre Mondiale, l'entreprise de Maier comptait déjà plus 800 livres et jeux différents à son actif.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. A: Audisio / U. Schädler: Giochi delle Montagne orizzonte d?avventura (2012), p. 32 inv. n° 287. (fig. 20/21). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PLUNGE INTO SPACE ... Second Edition, with a Preface by Jules Verne

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co.,. [1891]. original pictorial apple green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black, dark green, red, and gold, publisher's device stamped in black on rear panel, yellow coated endpapers.. Very slight spine lean, cloth lightly worn at head of spine panel. which exhibits just a touch of age-darkening as well, upper rear. corner bruised, hairline crack to inner rear hinge, a tight, clean,. very good copy. A superior copy of this handsome volume intended for. the children's book market, with interior remarkably clean and the. front panel very bright. This book rarely shows up in better. condition. (#148106). Second (and first hardbound) edition. The front panel of this binding shows a man descending by parachute toward the rampart of a fortress. Copies of the "second edition" occur with and without some or all of the preliminary and terminal leaves printing the publisher's advertisements excised, and have title pages dated 1891 or have the date erased from the title pages (the former presumed to be earlier than the latter). The settings of signatures [A] and Q (first and last signatures) of this edition differ from those of the 1890 edition. This issue has one leaf of ads [(A)2] preceding half title leaf; date on title page is erased. Added material comprises a conjugate pair of leaves with frontispiece and illustrated title leaf tipped in on leaf [A]4 , a dedication leaf "To Jules Verne" [(A)5] which is integral with contents leaf [(A)4], and "To My English Readers" [(A)6] which is integral with half title leaf [(A)3]. The ads in this edition are slightly changed with list of titles in "Warne's Crown Library" on page [243] expanded from 29 to 30 titles, last being "Mary Barton. By Mrs. Gaskell." Journey to Mars via steel globe, "motivated by insulating it from Earth's gravity" (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 61). Martian civilization is utopian but in decline. A historically important interplanetary novel bridging Verne and Wells. "Much sentimentality, but historically interesting, halfway position between Verne... and Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 41. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-53; (1981) 1-50; and (2004) II-288. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 505. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 214. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 49. Locke, Voyages in Space, 56. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 84. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03637.

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      first edition on the current paper.Binding half full glossy red calf, spine slightly thinned with five nerves set with ornate golden double dotted ornate gilded coffered, gold tail date on castors golden headdresses, light friction on the joint minor, coaching a game gilded nets triple and florets in spandrels on the boards, small scratches on the second board, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden lace coaching contreplats, net gilded on the cuts, preserved covers, red head, elegant binding unsigned at the time.Pleasant copy drawn in a charming uniform binding. Tresse et Stock Paris 1891 12x18,5cm relié

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        Gesammelte Romane und Novellen. 12 Bände. Mit Fotoporträt von Schaarwächter. Blaue Orig.-Leinenbde mit reicher Deckelvergoldung (gering berieben; signiert Gustav Fritsche, Leipzig-Berlin).

      Berlin, Deutsches Verlagshaus (Emil Dominik) und Fontane & Co., (1890)-1891. - Seltene erste Werkausgabe, nach dem mutigen Verleger "Dominik-Ausgabe" genannt. Noch während des Erscheinens wurde das Projekt vom Sohn des Dichters verlegerisch übernommen (Bände X-XII). Die Bände 1-4 in der fast gleichzeitig erschienenen zweiten Auflage. – Minimal berieben. Schönes Exemplar in den Einbänden der Leipziger Meisterwerkstatt. – Wilpert-G. 30. Wandrey S. 400. Schobeß 44.

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        The Works.

      New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company,, 1891. [Including: Bleak House; A Tale of Two Cities; Little Dorrit; Great Expectations; Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol; David Copperfield; Dombey & Son; The Old Curiosity Shop; Nicholas Nickleby.] 48 volumes, octavo (180 x 120 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume and illustrations throughout by amongst others Robert Seymour, George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne, George Cattermole and John Leech. Spines evenly faded to tan, intermittent dampstaining to margins of a couple of volumes. An excellent set. An extremely attractive library set of the works of Charles Dickens.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.,, 1891. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spines and floral design to front board gilt. Housed in the custom brown linen slipcase and matching chemise. Spines rolled and browned, tips worn and lightly bumped, edges rubbed, rear hinge of volume II cracked but holding, some sporadic light spotting to contents, small marginal tear to foot of p. 85, Vol. II. A very good set. First edition, first issue with the following points: vol. I, p[v], line 12, "have it said"; vol. II, p.58, line 4, "Valasquez"; p.155, line 21, "seampstress"; p.199, "Chapter XXV" for XXXV; Vol. III, p.112, line 24, "are ye doing".

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        Caesar's Column

      Chicago: F. J. Schulte & Company. Fair in Good dust jacket. 1891. First Edition; Second Printing. Cloth. Published one year after the first edition, this is a second printing in maroon cloth with gilt decorations and titles showing damp stain on front board. In plain brown paper wrapper showing matching damp stain. Ffep separated with pencil markings ; With Caesar's Column, Boisgilbert created one the first significant English language dystopian novels .

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit Unterschrift sowie ein eigenh. beschriftetes Beiblatt.

      Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 134c, 28. VII. 1890 und 1. I. 1891. - Gr.-8vo. Zus ca. 4 pp. I. An den befreundeten Porträtisten Fedor Encke (1851-1926): "[.] Lassen Sie sich in Ihrem honey-moon durch uns begrüßen und beglückwünschen! Ich hatte das Datum nicht vergessen und wollte [.] ein Telegramm schicken, unterließ es aber in der Erwägung, daß Ihre Zeitangabe doch nicht ganz bestimmten gelautet hatte. Und ein Telegramm das so zu sagen gegenstandslos in der Luft hängen bleibt, ist immer ein mißlich Ding. Der Börsen-Courier brachte gestern eine freundliche Notiz, die ich beischließe, - nur das Zusammenspannen mit [Franz] Skarbina [Maler; 1849-1910], der noch dazu um sein K gekommen ist, scheint mir ganz verfehlt, es ist als ober ich [Ernst] Renz [Zirkusreiter; 1815-1892] mit Attila vergleiche, beide waren zu Pferde, - c'est tout [.]" - Der erwähnte Artikel gibt Auskunft zum Hintergrund dieses Briefes und liegt montiert auf einem Oktavblatt mit der eigenh. Beschriftung "Vergessen beizulegen. | Th. F." bei: "Eine Künstlerheirath, die manchen unserer Leser interessiren dürfte, ist dieser Tage zu Gernsbach in Baden geschlossen worden; von dorther meldete Fedor Encke, der geschätzte Portrait- und Genremaler, neben Slarbina [so!] wohl derjenige jüngere Berliner, der am entschiedensten und erfolgreichsten bei den modernen pariser Künstlern [.] in die Schule gegangen, seine Eheschließung mit Frau Eva von Sanden [.] Das Fedor Encke auch nach seiner Verheirathung in der Reichshauptstadt weiter domiciliren werde, diesen Hinweis bietet der Katalog unserer diesjährigen akademischen Ausstellung [.]" - II. An denselben: "[.] Herzlichen Dank für Ihre liebenswürdigen Zeilen und mit meinem Danke meine besten Glückwünsche zum neuen Jahr. Lassen Sie mich hinzufügen, wie sehr wir uns des uns zugedachten Besuches freuen würden [.]" - Knickfalten. Gut erhalten. - Nicht im Briefverzeichnis; bisher unbekannt und ungedruckt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        5 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Leipzig, Sandown (Isle of Wight) und München, 1890 und 1891. - Zusammen (3+3+2¼+4+4=) 16¼ SS. auf 10 (= 5 Doppel)Blatt. 8vo. Inhaltsreiche Korrespondenz mit dem Politiker und Volkswirtschaftler Gerhard von Schulze-Gaevernitz (1864–1943), u. a. über Fragen von Sozialdemokratie und Arbeiterorganisationen, Streiks, Sozialrevolutionäre, eine neu zu schaffende Kolumne im „Deutschen Wochenblatt" u. a. – „[.] Die Vorgänge der letzten Wochen in London werden vielleicht vorübergehend die Wahrheit Ihrer Lehren nochmals verdunkeln. Die Folgezeit wird sie aber um so mehr erhärten. Die Frage ist ja nicht so, wie sie heute von der Kölnischen Zeitung, dem erklärten Organ des Centralverbands deutscher Industrieller, gestellt wird: Haben wir bei unserem autoritären System in Deutschland etwas Ähnliches wie den Streik der Briefträger zu erwarten? Die Frage ist vielmehr die: Wie äußert sich unter beiden Systemen, die in Deutschland wie in England gleichmäßig vorhandene Unzufriedenheit des Subalternbeamten? In England wendet sie sich gegen den Staat als Arbeitgeber unter Anerkennung der bestehenden Staats- und Gesellschaftsordnung; die Leute streiken, aber sind keine Socialrevolutionäre. Bei uns äußert sich die Unzufriedenheit darin, daß Schutzmänner (wie hier in Leipzig) und Briefträger, Eisenbahnbeamten (allerwärts) socialdemokratisch wählen u. zuvor nicht in Friedenszeiten streiken, aber im entscheidenden Augenblicke gegen den Staat als solchen als Socialrevolutionäre auftreten. Den Großindustriellen erscheint freilich das Letztere als das Vorzüglichere. Sagte mir doch ein englischer Arbeitgeber im Frühjahr, die deutsche Sozialdemokratie sei doch viel angenehmer als die englischen Arbeiter; sie wendeten sich gegen Staat & Gesellschaft im Allgemeinen, machten aber dem Arbeitgeber keinen Strike; in England sei es umgekehrt [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 20. Juli 1890). – „[.]Ich halte die von Ihnen angedeutete Möglichkeit einer Scission zwischen Alten & Jungen, Gelernten & Ungelernten, für wahrscheinlich eintretend, wenn Burns weiter Einfluß behält & Engels nicht bald stirbt, der via Aveling & Graham dort wie hier unheilvollen Einfluß übt. Doch scheint mir diese Scission nicht als ein Unglück, da sie nur vorübergehend sein wird. Die Menschen lernen eben nur durch Erfahrung am eigenen Leib; glücklich, wenn sie das selbst dann thun; die Engländer gehören dazu; es wird nach einiger Trennung & Kampf ein desto besserer Zustand hervorgehen. Was Ihre Bemerkungen angeht, daß wir vor Allem unter zurückgebliebener technischer Entwicklung leiden, so sind sie gewiß richtig. Doch bezweifle ich, daß mit dem Fortschreiten derselben Coalitionsfreiheit von selbst komme & erst dann ihren vollen Werth habe. Vielmehr ist die Coalitionsfreiheit gerade besonders werthvoll in den Zeiten des Übergangs von der niedrigeren auf die höhere technische Stufe; sie dient den unter dem Übergang leidenden als Schutz; die Coalitionen – wie die englische Entwicklung zeigt (und die Buchdrucker bei uns), – gedeihen besonders unter den von alten Organisationsreminiscenzen beherrschten früheren kleinen Meistern & Arbeitern u. andererseits sind sie für die Unternehmer ein mächtiger Sporn zur verbesserten Technik überzugehen, welche Arbeiter überflüssig macht. Kommt die Coalitionsfreiheit erst nach vollendeter technischer Umwälzung, so kommt es gar leicht gar nicht mehr zu gesunden Arbeiterorganisationen; die hülflose Masse ist bleibend erdrückt [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 21. Oktober 1891). – Mit einigen Stecknadeldurchstichen im linken oberen Rand; stellenweise mit kleinen interlinear glossierten Transkriptionen von fremder Hand und zahlr. Unterstreichungen in Blei- und Farbstift. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Konvolut von 1620 Holzstichen aus der Zeitung Reform, davon 597 koloriert.

      Ca. 1852 bis 1891. - Unterschiedliche Formate. In 9 Leitz–Ordnern in Klarsichtfolien, teils an den Ecken auf Trägerpapier montiert, viele datiert. Christian Förster war Maler, Lithograph und Karikaturist in Hamburg. Ausbildung bei Wilhelm von Schadow in Berlin, danach Studium in Paris. Seit 1850 Zeichner für die Zeitschrift „Reform", daher bekam er den Beinamen „Reformförster". Zeichnungen und Holzstiche, meist politisch und satirischen Charakters für die „Reform". Die Blätter enthalten Porträts, Darstellungen von kriegerischen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Ereignissen, Bilder aus dem Arbeits– und Straßenleben mit den Kleidungsmoden, Trachten der Marktleute und Berufsgruppen. Außergewöhnliche Sammlung, die heute wohl nicht mehr zusammenzutragen wäre. Rump II, S.125. Nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt zwei Beispiele. [SW–Christian Förster]

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