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        The Story Of The Glittering Plain. Which Has Also Been Called The Land Of Living Men Or The Acre Of The Undying

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1891 - One of 200 copies printed on hand made paper, bound in the original riginal vellum, yapp fore-edge and leather ties. In close to Fine condition, minor bowing to vellum cover. Pictorial title page with ornamental borders. Wood cut initials. First edition, with Morris' ornaments rather than the later illustrations by Walter Crane, Peterson A 1. A rather exceptional copy; Morris' famed fantasy novel, inspiration for many great writers to follow, e.g., J. R. R. Tolkien. The first book published by the Kelmscott Press by William Morris, finished printing in April 1891 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        STATISTIK DES AUSWÄRTIGEN HANDELS DES ÖSTERREICHISCH-UNGARISCHEN ZOLLGEBIETS. Hrsg. v. Statistischen Departement.

      Wien, k.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei.. Jg. 1891, 1894-1898, 1900-1917. 4°. In zus. 85 Hldr.-Bdn. d. Zt. u. 1 HLn.-Bd.

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        GIL BLAS. Illustré Hebdomadaire.

      1891 1891 - More than 275 various numbers published in Paris between 1891-1898. Folio. Each 8 pp. Mostly browning and some torn on edges. * With frontcovers in colour by Steinlen and others, and text by Daudet, Maupassant, Maurice Leblanc, Richepin, Prevost and others.

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        Eton Songs.

      Leadenhall Press 1891-2, London - Music by Joseph Barnby. 35 illustrations of Eton by Herbert Marshall. 4to., in a spectacular bindng, unsigned, of full green crushed morocco, decorated elaborately in gilt all over with a large panel on each side covered alternately in a rose and knotted flower tool surrounded with 4 line gilt borders and a scroll with fleur de lys in each corner, round the panels are 6 gilt rule borders and a roll with flowers in each corner. The spine is also elaborately gilt with the knotted flower tool, dot and tuled borders, garlands &c, turn-ins elaborately gilt with line, garland and dot and scroll borders, marbled endpapers. Bit rubbed otherwise very good. A presentation copy inscribed by Edward Austen-Leigh the great-great nephew of Jane Austen and grandson of her biographer James Edward Austen-Leigh to his friend Wyndham Neave Slade,a barrister and fellow old Etonian, on his marriage day November 16th 1898. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London City: Its History - Streets - Traffic - Buildings - People

      London: Leadenhall Press, 1891. Full leather. Fine. London: Leadenhall Press, 1891. Full leather. One volume. Large folio. Cosway Binding. Exquisitely bound in full dark olive levant morocco by Riviere and Sons with an overall pattern of ivy leaves and stems extending over the covers in gilt, with eight large rectangular insert Cosway Miniatures of the Street Cries by C.B. Currie, four on each covers, each insert behind glass, spine in seven compartments also tooled with the ivy leaf motif, lettered in the second and fourth, boards dentelles, the rear with Miss Currie's stamp at lower center, red morie silk doublures and endsheets, top edge gilt; the whole housed in a scralet morocco pull - off case by Riviere. Illustrated throughout. The miniatures are identified by a calligraphic guide sheet, also taken from the Cries of London. They include "Primoses"; Fresh-Shelled Peas", "Chairs to Mend", "Milk Maids", on the front cover. The rear bears "Mackerel", "Sweet China Oranges", "Scissors to Grind", "Carrots and Turnips". Each measure 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches. Miss. Currie was Caroline Billin Currie, a rather enigmatic figure about whom very little is known biographically. This is an early, unumbered example of her work, which extends from 1912 to about 1940. Not only an extraordinarily impressive binding, this work is also a delightful item relating to London Street Cries, a genre in its own right.

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        Ensayo sobre el arte de navegar por debajo del agua. Escrito por el inventor del Ictíneo ó Barco-Pez.

      Imprenta de Henrich y Cia, Barcelona, 1891 - 32,5 x 22,5 cm ; Primera edición. Spanischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 1 Frontispiz und 3 Falttafeln. Gutes Exemplar. Leineneinband, XXIII + 237 Seiten. Ecken zum Teil etwas gestaucht, Vorsatz am oberen Rand mit einem Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust), eine Falttafel gelöst und in zwei Fälzen eingerissen. Sehr selten. R.L. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON [FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS BINDINGS 9 Volumes ]

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1891. 1888 - 1893; frontispiece plates to each volume, half-title and title pages. Nine volume set. Superb half brown crushed morocco binding by Hatchards of Piccadilly in an Arts & Crafts style. The spine divided into five unequal compartments with a decorated leaf pattern running through the first third and fifth compartments,with title lettering in the second and fourth compartments, the date blocked above the bottom edge. Marbled boards matching marbled boards; top edge gilt. Bindings fine with minimal wear, a few corners a little bumped but most sharp. Contents good and tight, foxing to preliminary and last few pages and a little spotting to page edges, end papers lightly dust marked/toned; engraved bookplates of Charles H. Clerk to front end papers. FINE ARTS & CRAFTS BINDINGS. Works include Idylls of the King, The Princess and Maud, Becket and other Plays, Demeter and Other Poems, Ballads and other Poems, Poems I, Poems 2, Enoch Arden and In Memoriam, and Queen Mary and Harold.. Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (12 x 18cm).

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        MES HOPITAUX.

      - Paris, Léon Vanier, 1891, 74pp. + tables. 14x20cm. Reliure en plein chagrin. Dos à 4 nerfs, portant titre, auteur en lettres dorées. Couverture d'origine conservée. Édition originale, augmentée ici d'un portrait. Très bel exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCENE OF THE FIGHT WITH BIG FOOT'S BAND. DEC 29th 1890. SHOWING POSITIONS OF TROOPS WHEN FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED FROM SKETCHES MADE BY LIEUT. S.A. CLOMAN, ACT'G ENGR. OFFICER, DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI.

      [N.p. 1891].. Blueprint map, 12 1/2 x 14 inches. Older folds, some minor wear. Light fading at right edge. Near fine. Battle plan of the Wounded Knee Massacre, showing the location of troops and the Indian camp, as well as the geographic features of the area. Wounded Knee was the last of the major conflicts with the Sioux and the effectual end to the Indian Wars. On the morning of Dec. 29, 1890 the U.S. 7th Cavalry attempted to disarm a band of Sioux Indians whom they had rounded up the previous day. In the process, a gun went off and the cavalry opened fire, killing about 300 Sioux, most of them women and children. Several cavalrymen were also killed, both by the Indians and by friendly fire. The map was drawn by Private James Hade of the 6th Cavalry.

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        Pine Ridge Agency Warrior Cabinet Card

      Good. Photograph. A cabinet card of Pine Ridge Agency Lakota Sioux warriors and their families taken in 1891, photographed shortly after the Wounded Knee Massacre. The card has no identifying marks or captions but appears to be circa 1890s, with the image measuring 3 3/4" x 5 1/2". Light soil and edge dampstains, scalloped gilt edges. William R. Cross was a photographer with a studio in Hot Springs, South Dakota. He made his trip to the site of the massacre in January, 1891, just two weeks after the massacre by US troops. Several children are seated on the ground before the warriors. ; 4" x 6 1/2" .

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        The Princess of Cleves

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1891. Fine press edition of Madame de La Fayette's pioneering roman d'analyse, one of 250 copies, splendidly bound. First published anonymously in French in 1678, the novel remains a high spot of French literature. In the tale of a faithful wife tempted by the fascinating Duc de Nemours at the court of Henri II, The Princess of Cleves introduces a modern psychological realism into the highly stylized conventions of French court romance: "Women generally judge the love one has for them by the pains one takes to please them and to pursue them; but that is an easy matter, provided they are charming. What is difficult is not to yield to the pleasure of pursuing them, -- it is to avoid them, from fear of showing to the public or to them one's feelings." In the tension between her disciplined self-presentation and passionate inner life, the Princess foreshadows the heroines of countless novels to follow. A fine copy of a classic of both French and English literature, in a beautiful fin-de-siècle binding. Two octavo volumes, full contemporary crushed red morocco, raised bands, black spine labels lettered in gilt, spine ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, red morocco doublures bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, additional heavy gilt-patterned flyleaves, silk ribbon markers. Printed on Japan paper, title pages printed in red and black, preface by P. Laffitte. Illustrated throughout text with engravings by A. Lamotte after drawings by Jules Garnier.

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        Speeches

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1891. First edition. Quite uncommon. 55pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original boards. Very Good. First edition. Quite uncommon. 55pp. 1 vols. 8vo. WITH 2 ALSs From Holmes To Judge John Dillon. These 11 speeches are: "These chance utterances of faith and doubt are printed for a few friends who will care to keep them." Signed by John F. Dillon, 1892 on the tile-page when Judge Dillon was teaching at Yale ands when he was the President of the American Bar. WITH: an ALS from Holmes to Judge Dillon tipped in at the front sending him this book. WITH: an other 1 page ALS from Holmes to Judge Dillon 1 page. WITH: 2pp. ALS from Mark DeWitt Howe , editor of Holmes letters, about correspondence between Dillon and Holmes.

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        Leçons cliniques sur l'hystérie et l'hypnotisme faites à l'Hôpital Saint-André de Bordeaux

      1891 - 2 vol. , T.I: X, (2), 531, Paris, O. Doin, 1891, in-8, 2 vol. , T.I: X, (2), 531, (1bl)pp.; T.II: (4), 551, (1bl)pp, demi-veau bronze, dos lisse. (Rel. de l'ép.), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Très rare. Albert Pitres, (1848-1928), élève de Charcot et de Dejerine, fut professeur et doyen de la faculté de médecine de Bordeaux. Cet ouvrage est précédé d'une lettre-préface de son ancien maître, Charcot, qui le félicite pour son livre ; Pitres reprend ici ses leçons sur l'hystérie et l'hypnotisme, faites à la faculté de Bordeaux entre 1884 à 1890. L'illustration se compose de 6 planches à pleine page d'après les photographies originales de F. Panajou, chef du service de photographie de la faculté de médecine de Bordeaux et quelques reproductions de gravures tirées de l'ouvrage de Carré de Montgeron sur les convulsionnaires et les hystériques de Saint-Médard (1731). Nombreuses fig. dans le texte. Rousseurs. Dos insolés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1891 Skull & Bones Yearbook

      [New Haven]. 1891. Large octavo photo album. Black morocco with original silver colored clasp. Embossed name and date ("Joe G. Estill. 1891") in silver on front board and the number "322" on the rear. Light shelf wear, minor rubbing at the tips, else tight, bright, and unmarred, and near fine. The volume includes cabinet photographs of 15 members, many loosely inserted in page mounts, each signed below by the member. Additionally there are two unsigned photographs of unnamed older African-American men, presumably servants; and two additional images: one of the skull and bones, the of the ivy-covered entrance to the Tomb. "Skull and Bones is the oldest of Yale's secret societies and by far the most determinedly secretive. As such, " (Alexander Robbins. The Atlantic. May 2000). A fascinating album from Yale's famous Skull and Bones society, comprising real photos of members with their signatures, as well as photos of the club and related images and iconography. Undoubtedly produced in small numbers for members only, these "yearbooks" are understandably scarce and literally put a face(s) on this notoriously secretive club. Skull and Bones has counted as members many of the most powerful men in the country, from Presidents and Supreme Court Justices to writers and athletes. Prominent among the images here displayed is future Senator Frederick Collin Walcott of Connecticut. Also noteworthy are the photos of the African-American servants who attended to the club. Though unnamed, their inclusion might (or more likely not) offer a more complex portrait of a group often popularly thought of as a bastion of white male privilege. .

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        Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde. Neu bearbeitet von F. Handtke. Ausgabe in 100 Blättern.

      Glogau, Flemming, (1891). 8. vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl. 41 x 26 cm. 2 Bl. Mit 100 farblithogr. Karten. HLdr. d. Zt. Espenhorst, PP, 4.1.2: \"The eighth edition was available only with folded sheets\". - \"Der kartograph. Gesamtbestand\" belief sich \"auf 126 Karten. Aus diesem Bestand wurden fünf Atlanten bestückt\" u.a. die Ausgabe in 100 Blättern (Espenhorst, AS, S. 224). - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, der Rücken wurde vor einiger Zeit mit Leder erneuert. Der Titel und das erste Blatt gering fleckig, die Karten sauber und frisch. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Atlanten

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        Blick auf das Kaisergebirge<. Pastoser Farbauftrag in Öltechnik, auf Leinwand mit Keilrahmen.

      - Inhalt: Bei dem Gemälde handelt es sich ein eigenhändiges Werk des Malers Josef Rolf Knobloch, geboren am 23. August 1891 in Böhmisch- Kamnitz, gestorben am 25. Januar 1964 in München. Der bekannte deutscher Landschaftsmaler studierte an der Kunstschule Liebwerda und an der Technischen Hochschule in München, wo er sich niederließ und seit 1915 im Glaspalast ausstellte, oberbayerische Landschaften, Architekturmalerei, Figurenbilder und Akte. Knobloch war langjähriger Präsident des deutschen Künstlerverbandes >Die JuryfreienFreien Ausstellung< im Glaspalast ebenda. (Siehe Thieme/Becker Band XXI, Seite 11 und Münchner Maler im 19./20. Jahrhundert Band 5 Seite 485.) Zustand: Das Bild befindet sich in einwandfreiem Zustand, auf der Rückseite Original- Zettel mit Name und Adresse des Künstlers und handschriftlicher Titelangabe. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Rechts unten signiert mit Ortsangabe, aber ohne Jahresangabe.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        "Across Thibet … with illustrations from photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans, and map of route. Translated by C. B. Pitman."

      "London, Paris, and Melbourne": Cassell & Co.. 1891. "First edition in English, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xii, 218; viii, 230 plus 16- p. publisher's catalogue; frontispiece, folding map printed in color, 108 wood-engraved illustrations, a number of them full-p.; bindings very slightly cocked, else a very good, sound set in a remainder binding of original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine."

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes In Original Parts [Strand Magazine] July 1891 to June 1892

      London: George Newnes, 1891., 1891. FIRST APPEARANCE of these famous Sherlock Holmes short stories in The Strand Magazine. July 1891 to June 1892. Magazine format in paper covers; 12 issues, complete. Some minor wear and toning, expected chips to spine ends, slightly larger loss to May issue but generally a fine set housed in a protective buckram case. A remarkable survival; Includes the classic adventures 'The Red Headed League', The Speckled Band' and the first ever Sherlockian short story 'A Scandal In Bohemia'.

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        Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland. Autorisirte deutsche Uebersetzung von M. Mann. 2 Bände.

      Hamburg, Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei AG., 1891. Gr.-8°. Mit 4 farb. gefalt. Karten u. 159 tlw. ganzs. Abbildungen. 2 Bll., 400 S.; IV, 455 S., Illustr.-OLwd.-Bde. Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Der Erstdurchquerer Grönlands Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) war lt. Henze „das Urbild aller Polarforscher“. - Enthält in einem Anhang „Das wissenschaftliche Ergebniß der Expedition“. - Einbände berieben, bestoßen u. tlw. gering fleckig. Mehrf. gestempelt. Tlw. min. fleckig. Eine Tafel lose. - Henze III, 575ff.; vgl. Arctic Bibliography 11985 (engl. Ausgabe 1890). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Arktis, Nansen, Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland, Nordpol, Polargebiete, Antarktis

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        Steamer S. S. Queen in Glacier Bay, Alaska Photograph

      Very Good. 1891. Broadside. Silver gelatin photograph measuring 15" x 21", with a stiff original backing and matte frame. Image is toned with light soil. This larger format photograph is scarce. Photographer F. Jay Haynes, known for his studios in Yellowstone National Park, took this photo of the steamer S. S. Queen in Glacier Bay while on an 1891 trip to Alaska. The Pacific Coast Steamship Company&#39;s Queen was one of the first tourist ships to cruise Southeast Alaska, and one fjord in Glacier Bay is named after the ship. ; 24" x 30" .

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        ON THE WESTERN CIRCUIT (43pp Original Typescript with Manuscript Revisions)

      1891. Hardy, Thomas. ON THE WESTERN CIRCUIT. Complete original 43-page typescript with Hardy's extensive holograph revisions of this important Wessex short story which was first published in The English Illustrated Magazine (December, 1891), and later collected in Life?s Little Ironies (1894). First page slightly worn and soiled, else Very Good, the typescript consists of 43pp, 4to, one page trimmed to half size, with numerous holograph revisions throughout, many extending to several lines, and one whole page (numbered 27-28) entirely in Hardy's hand. In total, 38 of the 43 pages of this unexpected survival bear Hardy's deletions and insertions, representing an extensive re-working of the short story. While a manuscript version of "On The Western Circuit" was given by Hardy to the Manchester Central Public Library in 1911 under a different title, printer?s marks here indicate this to be the copy used to set the type for its initial periodical appearance. "On The Western Circuit" was composed between the completion of TESS OF THE D?URBERVILLES and the beginning of JUDE THE OBSCURE when Hardy was at the height of his fiction writing prowess. Its tragic story of a doomed courtship-by-letters is set in contemporary urban Melchester (Salisbury) and entangles a London lawyer, traveling ?on the western circuit' of town-to-town judiciary matters, with two Wessex women (one bored and married, the other beautiful and illiterate), pursuing its dark and ironic anti-marriage theme both with an admirable economy of plot and an uncharacteristic sharp stab of realism. Thomas Hardy?s brilliant short fiction has long been hidden in the shadow cast by both his novels and poetry. But "On The Western Circuit" can fairly make the claim to be the best known of Hardy's forty-nine short stories. Under the name "Day After The Fair," it was successfully adapted for the London stage by Harold Pinter with Deborah Kerr in the starring role (1972), later developed into a two-hour BBC film which aired on PBS? Masterpiece Theatre (1988), and most recently it was strikingly produced as a musical on the New York stage (1999). As Hardy gave away virtually all of his manuscripts while he was still alive, the survival of this revised typescript is no doubt due to the special requirements of its serial publication. The periodical editors of The English Illustrated Magazine characteristically imposed on Hardy certain restraints so he would not, as usual, offend the perceived Victorian taste of the time. Although Mrs. Harnham is here made a widow and there is no mention of Anna's pregnancy (as is found in the final version in Life?s Little Ironies), Hardy uses this revised typescript to do a more substantial exploration of his material. Almost all of the heaviest revision involves new phrases and changes which subtly increase the frankness of the characters' sexuality in counterpoint to his editorial instructions. Most important of all, here he adds in a long handwritten marginal paragraph, the key incident...Raye's accidental and erotic touch of Mrs. Harnham's hand at the crowded fair... which triggers the whole tragic consequence of the story. Provenance: Ex- A.P. Watt, Thomas Hardy's literary agent, who handled the publication of On The Western Circuit both in England (English Illustrated Magazine, December 1891) and in America (Harper's Weekly 28 November 1891). This typescript was sold at Sotheby?s London in December, 1988 (lot 47, GBP 28, 600). In the Collected Letters, Hardy writes Watt thanking him for his services in regard to this story's publication (January, 1892). See Purdy pp.81-86. Housed in a full green morocco folding box. . Signed by Author. Original Manuscript. Unbound. Very Good.

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        YUUYOO SHOKU BUTSU ZU SETSU: COLOR ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF USEFUL [JAPANESE] PL

      Tokyo 1891-95, Teikoku Hakubutsu Kan.Stitched blue wrs.,vols. 1-3 plates only, 1015 color woodblock printed illustration,. no text vols., 4 color illus per page, plate volumes only. from the 7 vol. set, very clean, bright copy, 3 vol set.RARE. A MOST BEAUTIFUL WOODBLOCK COLORED BOTANICAL DICTIONARY This is a stunning 7 volume set: the text consists of volumes 1-3, with an additional volume of index, issued later [* = see notes below]. Then the atlas of color plates consists of 3 volumes numbered 1-3, with 4 illustrations per page for a grand todal of 1015 individual illustrations of color illustrations of the plants. . Each plate has its individual number, the Romanized name, followed by Latin names. Highly useful to foreigners who dont read Japanese. * There is also Japanese text showing its individual number, the Japanese character name, common name written in both Kanji and Katakana for easy reading by semi-literate farmers. * CO-AUTHOR, ARTIST: Co-author was Shokkai Ono. The color illustrations of Japanese plants were drawn & executed by Sessai Hattori, some 260 pages in all, and illustrates 1015 individual plants in four boxed drawings per page, entirely woodblock printed in color on double folded leaves. Japanese text in 3 volumes 75+67+75; followed by the 55p. index. *** CONTENTS: Are listed in the book with the below English section titles. This is a stunningly beautiful and copious work. It encompasses a most wide variety if not all of the known named plants in Japan. A dictionary of useful plants, vegetables, tubers and fruits. All plants are organized by categories: I: Cereals & Fabace. II: Vegetables. III: Roots. IV: Plants of which the flowers & leaves are eaten. V: Cucurbitaceous fruits. VI: Edible fungi. VII: Edible algae. VIII: Condiments & spices. IX: Fruits. X: Starch plants. XI: Forage plants. XII: Luxury yielding plants. XIII: Economic plants for different uses. XIV: Oil & wax plants. XV: Textile plants. XVI: Paper manufacturing plants. XVII: Dye plants. XVIII: Fragrant plants. XIX: Medicinal plants. XX: Poisonous plants. XXI: Timber trees and bamboo. XXII: Deciduous ornamental trees. XXIII: Evergreen ornamental plants [including bamboo]. XXIV: Garden plants. XXV: Covering plants for graund [sic meaning ground cover]. *** *** STUNNING COLOR WOODBLOCK-PRINTED BOOK: This fabulous color work shows the specimen plants foliage, flowers, details of the flowers & leaves, with blossoms and stamens inserted. Each color example is an true to original exact reproduction of the one from nature, in accurate color and veins found in the foliage. A botanist's dream book from an earlier era, when hand carving of woodblocks were the best method of showing the true nature & color of plants. It was also printed on hand-made paper. * Works of this complex printing technique and magnitude are scarce in Japan and were costly to produce, using over 500 or more individual carved blocks to print the full page color illustrations. * A major color reference to Japan's plant life, finely illustrated and executed in stunning "real-life" color with grading from bright to pale colors as is found in nature. A very difficult printing technique, superbly executed by the artisans who hand-printed this work with ultimate skill. The complete set is always R A R E and seldom found. * WHAT IS A COMPLETE SET ? Per the above, we cite this as complete in 7 volumes, but it can also be considered complete in 6 volumes [3 each of text and 3 color-plate volumes]. The index being issued later [See Merrill below] in 1902. Not all sets contain the later index. . To this, we add just one more level of confusion. Based on our reference copy of the 7 volumes, the index volume it was first published in 1891, then again in 1897. It has a preface date of 1893. So there is the distinct possibility that Merrill is a bit wrong, in that he has not seen the 1891 index...and therefore believed at the time that the index came out in 1902...sorry to prove him wrong. We post a scan of the index on our website. Some sets have the earlier issued index, others the later issued index which added to the general confusion vis-a-vis this index volume. * **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Merrill: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EASTERN ASIATIC BOTANY, p.490. entry for this author: TANAKA, Yoshio: under dates 1891a,b. In the first entry he cites this title as a 6 volume set, i.e.vols 1-3 text; vols 1-3 plates as the complete work as published in 1891. Then under 1891b, he cites: "YUYO SHOKUBUTSU ZUSETSU MOKUROKU OYOBI SAKUIN or CONTENTS AND THE INDICES TO USEFUL PLANTS OF JAPAN DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED"...1902. So then, the later index would make this a 7 volume set, printed 3 years later. The he cites yet another later edition 1895 as the "ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE TEXT 1895, bound western style. * H. Bartlett: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, p.437, exhibit 28. This work is complete in 7 volumes even though Bartlett states 9 vols. as the complete works. Perhaps it was simply a typographical error ? In fact, Tanaka states in the preface to volume 1 [index], that the set consists of 4 volumes text + 3 volumes of plates atlas. Merrill also supports the total volume count to be 7 in all. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Fest-Zeitung (Offizielles Organ zum XII. Verbandsschießen des Badischen Landesschützenvereins, des Pfälzischen und Mittelrheinischen Schützenbundes vom 12. Juli bis 19. Juli 1891 in Karlsruhe (Baden) 1. Ausgabe

      Karlsruhe, Macklot`sche Buchhandlung und Buchdruckerei 1891 - 140 S. viele Abbildungen und interessante Werbeinserate 4°. Kartoniert, fest gebunden, leicht bestoßen, gutes Ex., nSEHR SELTEN Der Band umfaßt alle 9 Ausgaben (Nr. 1-9 v. 9. Juli bis 24. Oktober 1891) die zum XII. Verbandsschießen erschienen waren (Im letzten u.a. die Bekanntgabe aller Preise und Gewinner) /// Dem Festausschuß gehörten Prominente Karlsruher Bürger an u.a. Heinrich Vierordt, Wilhelm Döring, Alexander von Sybel, Heinrich Knittel, Graf von Douglas (Besitzer des Douglas`schen Palais in Gondelsheim), Dr. Bürklin (Intendant des Hoftheaters), Friedrich von Preen (Stadtdirektor), W. Lauter (Oberbürgermeister), Schnetzler (Bürgermeister).; eingebunden auch ein Plan der Stadt Karlsruhe, schöne ganzseitige Abbildungen der Firma Wolff & Sohn; Bierhalle der Brauerei Moninger auf dem Festplatz, Bierbrauerei A. Printz. //////// Schützen, Schützenverein, Schießen [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MIYAKO NO NISHIKI: BEAUTY OF THE CAPITOL [Kyoto] CITY.

      [Kyoto 1891, Tanaka]. Orange brocade cloth, large oblong. format, accordion folded, 26 fine color woodcut prints,. Japanese index, very good, clean copy, 33.5 x 24 cm.. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FIRST & ONLY EDITION. STUNNING COLLECTION OF 26 COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED PLATES A most superb book. An anthology of 26 fine color woodblock prints. Each reflects subjects as found in the ancient capitol of Kyoto. These are drawn by some of Japan's most famous artists, i.e.: Takeuchi Seiho, Tomioka Tessai, Kubota Beisen and a host of other important examples. Please see our scan illus07.jpg for the complete list of the titles and artist's names in Japanese, posted to our web site. **** LIST OF THE SUBJECTS: 1. Cat with loquats. 2. Boy riding a buffalo playing the flute. 3. Coastal view from the old home. 4. Two birds with red flowers, bamboo. 5. Noh drama actor. 6. Landscape. [Chinese style] 7. Japanese court officials. 8. Pheasant and falconers. 9. Five baby chicks. 10. Landscape with three figures, two playing chess. . [Chinese style] 11. Wild berries with ants. 12. Black bird among the flowers. 13. Hornet in the pine tree. 14. Shinto shrine scenery. 15. Three old sages. 16. Deer in the forest. 17. Baby with lantern. 18. Landscape with two farmers carrying firewood. 19. Small bird with bitter melon vine. 20. Kingfisher bird and ancient tree. 21. Tiger carrying its young cub in the river. 22. Procession of four people, one rides a horse. 23. Two ducks sleeping. 24. Landscape along the river with bamboo raft. 25. Bird in the cherry tree ready to pounce on a moth. 26. An old farmer makes Zoori sandals, while his son reads. **** CONDITION: The work is in excellent condition, with original brocade cloth covers, a bit of minor wear at the corners & edges, with title slip and cinnabar seal/chop. * Each print is without flaw, printed with delicate pastels, vegetal colors, with excellent composition, registry, each is signed in the block with cinnabar chop/seal. * There are some reinforcements to the hinge side of some pages, this does not affect the overall condition of the book. **** SIZE: The album is 33 x 23.6 cm.; each print excluding the margins are 29 x 20.5 cm., or about Oban size. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography: p.465. * L. Brown: BLOCK PRNTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN: p. 202. Brown considered Seiho one of the great artists of the world ! * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: p.171. * NAKAMURA, Tanio.: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE-STYLE PAINTING. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        1891 - Eduard von Grützner Original Zeichnung Falstaff

      Buch 1891. ca. 26 x 34 cmBild-Format: ca. 26 x 34 cm sehr schöne großformatige Original Zeichnung von Eduard von Grützner (1846 - 1927) aus dem Jahre 1891 oben links signiert und datiert typisches Bild des bekannten Malers zeigt den Bier oder Wein trinkenden Falstaff Blatt-Format: ca. 26 x 34 cmBild-Format: ca. 26 x 34 cm gut erhalten Original! - Keine Kopie! - Kein Nachdruck! (Grafikschrank)   Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Sacred Books of the East. The Texts of Taoism. Part I [Vol. XXXIX] and Part II [Vol. XL]

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.7*15.5*5.8cm, wt:1.5kg, 24+396+8+8+340+8p. Previous owner's stamp on title page, spines reglued, edges dust soiled, brown boards faded and soiled, corners and spine bumped, scuffed and fraying. Overall a good set with clean pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A House of Pomegranates

      JAMES R. OSGOOD, LONDON 1891 - cover age tones, faded gilt on cover and spine, spine green and sun faded, pages yellowing, full page black and white illustrations, hinge cracking, previouse owners bookplate on inside of front cover, edges of end papers chipped, corners bumped DATE PUBLISHED: 1891 EDITION: FIRST ED 157 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FUJI SANJU ROKKEI & EDO YONJU HAKKEI: THE THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MT. FUJI & FORTY-E

      [Edo 1891]. A brocade silk covered album, Oban size, all. edge gilt, with a total of 65 fine color prints, including 2. title pages, and one dedication print, book size 24.5 x 35.5. cm., 4.15 cm. thick. A stunning group of his most famous. A FAMOUS & STUNNING COLOR WOOKBLOCK PRINTED ALBUM prints well represented. Hiroshige II [1826-1869] and III [1843-1894] were one in the same, a pupil of the most famous & great Ando Hiroshige. Using his master's name plus his old name Ichiryusai, he was the adopted son of Hiroshige I and was a very skilled painter, who actually painted along side & with the master until his master's death in 1858. After that, Ichiryusai specialized in railroad prints depicting these new innovations recently imported from the West around Yokohama, as well as issuing many series of beautiful prints. In his later years, he executed a most beautiful and exquisite set of his own interpretation of his master's most well-known series of prints showing Mt. Fuji & the celebrat- ed places around Edo. This was not done to merely copy the master's works, but rather as a sincere Confucian tribute to his adopted father [& now father-in-law] and master. He took each of the master's views & repainted them in pastel colors with great control & precision. Some of the more delicate places such as rainbows and clouds behind a flock of birds were actually brushed on by hand, a technique rarely ever done. The wood blocks used were of the highest quality, a majority of which were center cuts & these have left a most beautiful wood-pattern in the print. This example shows 28 prints from the Fuji Sanju Rokkei and 35 from the Edo Yonju Hakkei series, with the title page from each present. There is a dedcation & memorial print to Hiroshige I from his fai- thful son and pupil. This print is most similar to one found as the frontispiece to the book by E. F. Strange: THE COLOR PRINTS OF HIROSHIGE, London [1925].Its clear that this print by Kunisada [who is Toyokuni I] was used as a model by Ichi- ryusai, as it differs in what the master is holding.Kunisada shows him holding his rosary beads, while Ichiryusai shows the master with his Fude [brush pen] and paper in hand.Ichi- ryusai and Kunisada had collaborated to issue a series of 36 prints:EDO JIMAN or THRIY-SIX PLACES OF WHICH YEDO IS PROUD. Ichiryusai has taken much care to represent the most wonder- ful views of Fuji & Edo with great skill.A majority of these prints are certainly well-known to the art world at large, as well as to Japanese print collectors.Many of these prints prints show up in the usual references. Some of the more famous Edo views are showing a falcon in winter, rain on the river bridge,storks, cat view in Asakusa,busy street scenes, Asakasa temple & lantern in snow, river scenes &c. Some Fuji views show many snow scenes, seasonal views,cherry blossoms, a majority show water and mountains, charming set of prints. Alternate title is MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI. See L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE PRINTS ARTISTS p.44-45 for background on Hiroshige I,II & III. R. Lane: IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD p.232-254, most all of the prints in this album are listed under Hiroshige I's series: MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI: ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO. Beautifully bound in tradition- al brocade silk-gilt brocade, with prinnts on both sides of an accordion folded album. A L W A Y S R A R E ! Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        LIST OF STAFF OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY 1861-1865

      1891 - [CIVIL WAR]. LIST OF STAFF OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY: 1861-1865. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891. Small quarto: brown quarter-morocco leather & marbled boards, marbled endpapers & edges. A scarce listing of Confederate officers, printed on fragile paper. Very Good (front hinge tender, small stain page 25, some damage top inner-edge of front endpaper). $750.00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rand McNally & Co.'s New 3 Inch Terrestrial Globe Copyright 1891, by Rand, McNally, & Co

      Seneca Falls, NY, 1891. No Binding. Near Fine. 3-inch diameter globe anchored in magnifying glass as issued; 5 ½ inches total height. Color-printed, wax-engraved (?) gores; some fading of place names, a few repair in extreme southern portion, but overall remarkably little wear; overall excellent condition. An unrecorded, delightful cartographic curiosity: a very good quality miniature globe with a magnifying paperweight as its base. Only two other globes by the American Globe and Supply Company are known: a six-inch terrestrial recorded by Rumsey, dated 1892, and an eight-inch terrestrial cited in Rittenhouse, dated 1891; see below. This Seneca Falls, New York company was one of several for which Rand McNally supplied gores for the globes it produced. Rand McNally did not issue its first globe until 1887. Very nice condition for an object of this kind. Cf. Rumsey 5120; Rittenhouse Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 23.

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        The Story of the Glittering Plain Which Has Been Also Called the Land of Living Men or the Acre of the Un-Dying

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. One of 200 paper copies. Six additional copies printed on vellum. This is the first book published by the Kelmscott Press. It is the only title to be printed twice by the press. Morris was so eager to get his first book out that he could not wait for illustrations from Walter Crane and printed this simply with his own beautiful initials and ornaments. The second edition of the book issued in 1894 included Crane's illustrations. This is an exceptionally lovely copy of this book with its original full vellum binding in near fine condition. Gilt title and author to spine, which is slightly faded. Boards are slightly bowed as usual with vellum bindings. Interior is clean and bright with occasional light aging to margins. The fragile four ties are intact. Printed in Golden type on Flower paper. Near fine. 188 pages. MOR/011416.

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        [Magnificent Bird of Paradise] Diphyllodes magnifica

      London: Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co, 1891. Hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart after John Gould, printed by Mintern Brothers. Very good condition. A beautiful print from Sharpe's 'Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds'. Sharpe's work on the most spectacular of all bird families depicts the birds of paradise in all their glowing splendor, whilst the bower birds are pictured with their elaborately constructed "bowers", surrounded by the shells, bones and other small found objects with which they decorate the bower thresholds in an instinctive attempt to provide the finest backdrop to their highly elaborate courtship displays. R. Bowdler Sharpe was John Gould's assistant for many years and was the only man knowledgeable enough and sufficiently attuned to the famous ornithologist's vision to complete several of his works. Sharpe's comments in his monograph strike a chord with contemporary feelings on the preservation of endangered species. Writing of the then current fashion for decorating women's hats with the feathers of rare Birds of Paradise, he concludes 'What will be said in the future by the civilized world and its scientific investigators when they find that we had the chance of learning the habits of these extraordinary birds, and allowed them to pass out of existence for the adornment of our women-folk, with scarcely a word of protest'. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.142; Nissen IVB 865; Whittel p.663; Wood p.565; Zimmer p.581.

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        Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

      London: James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. G+ : in good condition plus. Rebound with marbled eps. Cover with some edge wear and lightly scuffed. Lower board lightly marked. Book-plate on paste-down. Original front cover and spine laid on to rear end papers. Teg. 1891. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 168pp. Rebound by J & E Bumpus, 350, Oxford Street, London. .

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        contribute to...'THE STRAND MAGAZINE', 'The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' and other tales. An Illustrated Monthly.

      London: George Newnes, 1891-4., 1891. Octavo. Vols. 1-8. With illustrations by Sidney Paget. Uniformly bound in half tan calf with red and green labels, gilt to spine, marbled sides and edges. Internally very clean, externally fine. A robust library set in an attractive recent leather binding. Containing the first appearance of the 23 original 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' short stories, later collected in book form as 'The Adventures' (1892) and 'Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' (1894). Includes the classic cases; 'A Scandal In Bohemia', 'The Speckled Band', 'The Red-Headed League', 'The Man With The Twisted Lip', 'The Adventure of The Naval Treaty', and 'The Final Problem'. Also contains the Jules Verne sci-fi adventure 'Dr Trifulgas' (vol 4, 1893), plus contributions by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Morrison, Grant Allen, Richard Marsh, Dick Donovan, E.W.Hornung, (Polar explorer) Fridtjof Nansen, plus interviews with H.Rider Haggard and Conan Doyle who discusses both his creation and his former teacher Mr Jseph Bell- the original of Sherlock Holmes (vol.4, 1893). Green and Gibson [A10a],[A14a]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sh. Holmes (1986). Harold Locke p13-18. See also De Waal, Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; (Victorian Detective Fiction, 1966) [item 425a], Queen's Quorum. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.

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        Alabaster-Büste: Friedrich der Grosse ( Fridericus Rex )

      München 1891 Seltene Alabaster Büste mit der Darstellung Friedrichs II., König von Preußen. Büste ist eine originale Arbeit von Fritz Kochendörfer. Am Boden mit eingelassener Messing-Schutzmarke *Original Kochendorfer, München 1891, Schutzmarke, gesetzlich geschützt.*.Die Marmorbüste mit den Maßen: 23 x 21 x 14 cm ( Höhe x Breite x Tiefe ). Die Büste leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig - insgesamt aber guter Zustand. - selten - ( Gewicht 5500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Friedrich der Grosse, Fridericus Rex, Der alte Fritz, Friedrich II., Marmor, Alabaster, Büste, Kochendörfer, Google, Plastik, Preussen, Hohenzollern, Kochendorfer

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