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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.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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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        Là-bas EDITION ORIGINALE

      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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        Là-bas

      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]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt m. U. "Johannes Brahms".

      Wien, Mai [18]91.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit vierseitigem Goldschnitt.. Sechs Takte aus dem Beginn des Gedichts "Deutscher Parnaß" von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe mit eh. Textunterlegung "All[egr]o / Doch was hör' ich? Welch ein Schall überbraust den Wasserfall, sauste heftig durch den Hain?" - Brahms steuerte dieses Albumblatt dem Frühlingsfest der Berliner Freien Bühne im Mai 1891 bei. Dort sollten Autographen verschiedener Künstler versteigert werden. Sehr selten.

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        Le dernier abbé Grand papier

      Paris: A. Ferroud, 1891. Fine. A. Ferroud, Paris 1891, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Illustrated edition of 17 original compositions by A. Lalauze, one of 300 numbered copies on Arches paper. Binding to bradel half percaline fir corners, flat spine with a gold floral pattern, red piece as shagreen, marbled paper plates, covers and spine preserved, contemporary binding signed P. ribbon. Autograph signed by the editor Gabriel Hanotaux. Our copy is enriched with a double state compositions. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 17 compositions originales de A. Lalauze, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sapin à coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque signée de P. Ruban. Envoi autographe signé de l'éditeur à Gabriel Hanotaux. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un double état des compositions. Bel exemplaire.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London, New York, and Melbourne: Ward Lock and Company, 1891. Full leather. Fine. London, New York, and Melbourne: Ward Lock and Company, 1891. Full leather. One volume. Small octavo. Oscar Wilde . The Picture of Dorian Gray. Bound by Asprey in full olive green morocco, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE STRAND MAGAZINE An Illustrated Monthly / Volumes II, III, V, VI

      London: George Newnes. Four bound volumes of six monthly issues in each volume. 1891 to 1894. 1st edition. hb. Royal 8vo, Uniformly bound in 3/4 leather over maroon "pebbled" buckram with gilt rules to the spines. . Conan Doyle introduced the character of Sherlock Holmes to the reading public in 1887, with the publication of the novel "A Study in Scarlet" and, later, his second novel, "The Sign of the Four". The first Sherlock Holmes short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", was not published until July, 1891, in volume II of The Strand Magazine. It was the first of twelve stories which ran in the magazine until June, 1892, and which were later combined and published in one book entitled "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", published by Newnes in October, 1892 (see G&G A10). Our offering is four bound volumes of The Strand Magazine, containing the first appearance in print of 23 of the first 24 of the Sherlock Holmes "adventure" stories (see G&G, pp. 54-58) before the "great hiatus", i.e. the period between the "killing off" of Holmes in "The Adventure of the Final problem", and his return in 1903 with the publication of "The Adventure of the Empty House". Volume II contains adventures one through six; volume III seven through twelve; volume V fourteen through nineteen, and volume VI twenty through twenty-four. All that is lacking is the single story ("The Adventure of Silver Blaze") contained in volume IV. Each story is illustrated by Sidney Paget. In addition to the Sherlock Holmes adventures, each volume contains many other original stories by famous authors. Each volume shows rubbing to the leather. Some hinges tender, but binding tight. Spine label of volume V quite rubbed. Overall, a very nice set. .

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        Derrotero del Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego i canales de la Patagonia. Desde el Canal de Chacao hasta el Cabo de Hornos

      Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1891. Some moderate foxing and intermittent browning, as to be expected of paper stock of this nature, yet a most attractive copy overall.. Thick quarto, with 95 plates and coastal profiles (many folding and printed in smaller format); but a very good copy overall in later quarter calf over old marbled boards. Scarce pilot guide to the Straights of Magellan and the coastline of Tierra del Fuego, publishing the results of Chilean naval surveys conducted from 1888 to 1890. The book is notable for the extensive maps and profiles - some 95 in total - and is divided into four sections respectively treating the Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonian channels, and a better route from Chacao Channel to Cape Horn.The author was a captain in the survey party, acting under instructions from the Ministry of Marine (which are provided in the preface to this volume). The intention of the survey was twofold, firstly to provide accurate charts and coastal profiles for shipping through these notoriously hazardous waters, and secondly, to assert Chilean ownership over remote regions contested by Argentina.

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        Moritz von Sachsen, 1541-1547, Voigt G., 1876, HOFBIBLIOTHEK WIT

      Voigt Georg, 1827-1891 - Moritz von Sachsen, 1541-1547, Voigt G., 1876, HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH Moritz von Sachsen: 1541 - 1547 Georg Voigt; 1827-1891 B. Tauchnitz, 1876 - 444 Seiten, 8°, 22x14 cm., gering gebräunt. Sehr selten. Autor Georg Voigt Verlag B. Tauchnitz, 1876 Hier aus der HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH. Moritz von Sachsen (* 21. März 1521 in Freiberg; † 11. Juli 1553 bei Sievershausen) war ein aus dem Hause der albertinischen Wettiner stammender Fürst, er war ab 1541 Herzog des albertinischen Sachsens sowie 1541–1549 Herzog von Sagan und ab 1547 auch Kurfürst des Heiligen Römischen Reiches. Er war einer der wichtigsten Gegenspieler Kaiser Karls V. bei der Reformierung des Reiches. Georg Ludwig Voigt (* 5. April 1827 in Königsberg, Ostpreußen; † 18. August 1891 in Leipzig) war ein deutscher Historiker. Er gehört neben Jacob Burckhardt zu den Begründern einer modernen Renaissanceforschung. Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen auf dem Gebiet des Humanismus im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert und der Geschichte des Schmalkaldischen Krieges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Harvester's photograph album of an Australian sales trip, with images of Australian aborigines, kangaroo hunting, Melbourne, Ballarat, Sydney, Adelaide & Launceston.

      Ca 1891 - 1893 - A remarkable album of Australian images, compiled by famed Hoosick Falls, New York manufacturer (Walter A. Wood Co.) of agricultural equipment visiting and exhibiting at Australian agricultural fairs in the 1890s. Walter Abbott Wood, the son of a blacksmith, founded his first company in 1852, making cast iron plows and repairing farm machinery. He started designing and improving mower reapers and by 1860 had produced a combined mower reaper, a machine which required just one operator. Wood was so successful that he opened overseas offices with Europe becoming his largest market. In 1865 he incorporated the Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company and developed the first commercially successful binding harvester, which allowed a single machine to cut and bind grain into sheaves. By 1880 the original design, which used wire for binding, was replaced by one using twine; this design was perfected just before Cyrus McCormick's twine binding harvester.The first image in the album is an exterior view at the Melbourne Fair Grounds 1891, showing three large reaper-binders, with banners reading "Walter A. Wood Single Apron Reaper and Binder". The reaper at the right has a painted signboard which reads, "I'm 12 years old and have cut and bound over 2,000 acres of wheat". The album includes another image of harvesting company employees inside an exhibition hall, and is titled "Representatives of American Harvesting Machines, Launceston Tasmania Exposition 1892".The album also includes two images of a kangaroo hunt, and two images of aborigines. The kangaroo hunt images possibly includes employees of the Walter A. Wood Company.The first Aborigine image shows two bearded men holding long spears, both wearing loin cloths, taken in a studio with painted backdrop. The second image, titled "Group of Australian Natives" shows a large group in European dress, with a standing row including two men holding boomerangs, possibly from Lake Tyers.Some of the images in the album are unsigned; the signed photographs are by Charles Rudd (1849-1901) and Stephen Spurling II (1847–1924), with the Rudd images signed in white at the lower right "C. Rudd photog." and the others blind stamped "S. Spurling". Charles Rudd's subjects include Melbourne city and Victorian country views. Rudd had studios in Melbourne in Little Collins Street (1882-1886) and in Bourke street (1886 - 1901). Rudd traveled around Victoria with his large format view camera, glass plates, and possibly a portable laboratory.Stephen Spurling II was from a family of 3 Stephen Spurlings, all photographers. He set up a studio in Launceston and is noted for his claim to be the first in Tasmania to use dry plate work. His photographs of Tasmania in the album include: the post office, Launceston city views, Cataract Cliff grounds, Cataract Gorge and River Esk, Silver Falls at Mt. Wellington, Hobart Harbor, Governor's Residence, Hobart Harbor from Kangaroo Point, and fern trees. The Walter A. Wood Co. trip to Australia ended in April 1893, departing on the S. S. Oroya Mail Steamer out of Melbourne. An image of the steamer with caption stating that the "W W C left Melbourne Aus per S. S. Oroya April 1st, arrived at Naples, Italy May 4th 1893." The last part of the album with 6 images of Colombo, Ceylon, including street scenes and a coffee plantation.Album with a total of 78 images laid down on album stock, 38 at roughly 12 x 9" and 40 at roughly 8 x 6", with manuscript captions below. Some of the photographs numbered in red. The album boards lacking, white moire patterned end papers present; the photographs in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CULTURA (LA) DELL'OLIVO IN ITALIA - NOTIZIE STORICHE SCIENTIFICHE AGARARIE E INDUSTRIALI

      Mariano Ricci, Firenze 1891 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 428+XXV tavole . Illustrazioni: 25 cromolito fuori testo del grande François Stroobant (Bruxelles 1819-1916) e fregi in nero ad ogni pagina . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato marmorizzato con dorso in pelle nervetti e scritte oro e tagli lievemente marmorizzati . Caratteristiche: Le tavole cromolitigrafiche del belga Stroobant sono 25 e rappresentano le olive : leccia, trilla, S.Agostino, morinella, di Belmonte, razza, rossellina, gremignola, ascolana, Santa Caterina, olivastra, giogliaia, puntarola, mignola, ascolana seconda, mortellina, raciuppe, mignola, piangente, coreggiola, morchiaia, bella di Spagna, salvatica, grossaia, margherita detta cannellina. .

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        De l'Amour Seule édition complète, augmentée de Préfaces et de fragments inédits

      Paris, Calmann-Levy, Éditeurs, s.a. (1891). 4to.; 371 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        NOTO. AN UNEXPLORED CORNER OF JAPAN. With an Autograph Letter Signed (ALS)

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press,, 1891. First Edition. Very Good++. AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTER (ALS) BY PERCIVAL LOWELL TIPPED INTO REAR PASTE-DOWN. Also a presentation slip from the Author tipped-in ffep. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing bound in black cloth covered boards with gilt lettering spine, red ink stamped design front cover. Top edge gilt. Minimal scuffs spine. Soil rfep. bookplate of Frederic J. Stimson front paste-down. Sm. 8vo. 261 pp. + 20 pp.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London: Ward, Lock & Co.,, 1891. Small quarto. Original quarter vellum, bevelled grey paper boards, titles and decorations to spine and boards gilt, olive endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine tanned with ends professionally restored, corners just a touch rubbed, a few small and very faint markings to boards, occasional tanning to deckle edges, internally clean and fresh. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 189 of 250 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and signed by Wilde, really very rare in this condition. Wilde's only novel and considered by many to be his greatest work, Dorian Gray combined the supernatural elements of the Gothic novel with the sins of French decadent fiction. Wilde insists in the Preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That's all" (p. vi). Critics nevertheless attacked the work for its immorality. Though Wilde claimed, "I wrote this book entirely for my own pleasure… Whether it becomes popular or not is a matter of absolute indifference to me," he also responded to critics: "Leave my book, I beg you, to the immortality that it deserves." Dorian Gray first appeared in Lippincott's magazine simultaneously in Philadelphia and London, on 20 June 1890. This publication was immediately followed by publication of an unauthorized, pirated version of the tale, printed 22 June 1890 in New York by M. J. Ivers & Co. Wilde then substantially revised the work and added six new chapters. This deluxe signed edition is of considerably greater rarity and value than the unsigned first trade edition issued three months earlier. At least one contemporary review praised this edition in particular: "the book, with its unique and piquant binding and lettering, its characteristic title page and yet more characteristic preface, is a delight to eye and hand" (Glasgow Herald). Title page, half title, and cover designed by Charles Ricketts, who designed the bindings of many Wilde volumes.

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        La Vie Populaire : année 1891 complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La Vie populaire, 1891. Fine. La Vie populaire, Paris 1er Janvier au 31 Décembre 1891, 24,5x32,5cm, 104 fascicules reliés en 2 volumes. - First edition of this illustrated magazine bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated nets with small cold traces of rubbing, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards cover illustrated preserved bindings époque.Riches the literary contributions including those of G. de Maupassant, Verlaine P., H. Ibsen, J. Lorrain, A. Daudet including the complete delivery of "Port-Tarascon," H. Malot with an unpublished novel "Anie" A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, A. France, T. de Banville, J. Richepin, E. Zola with full delivery of "Money," with P. Loti "Suleima" Courteline G., E. de Goncourt, Papus, G. Rodenbach, Leconte de Lisle, C. Cros ... Contributions pictorial A. Rodin, JP Laurens, JL Forain, JF Raffaelli ... Nice and rare set despite a few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée livrant en feuilletons soient des inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions littéraires dont celles de G. de Maupassant, P. Verlaine, H. Ibsen, J. Lorrain, A. Daudet avec notamment la livraison complète de "Port-Tarascon", H. Malot avec un roman inédit "Anie", A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, A. France, T. de Banville, J. Richepin, E. Zola avec la livraison complète de "L'argent", P. Loti avec "Suleima", G. Courteline, E. de Goncourt, Papus, G. Rodenbach, Leconte de Lisle, C. Cros... Contributions picturales de A. Rodin, J.P. Laurens, J.L. Forain, J.F. Raffaëlli... Agréable et rare ensemble malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        En route pour ma Mission (manuscrit) De Paris à Qui - Nhon, 26 novembre 1890 - 2 janvier 1891

      Copie de manuscrit original, jamais publié et recopié par ses deux cousines germaines (en août 1892). Manuscrit au format de cahier d'écolier de 116 pages en état moyen mais bien complet de tout le texte. Jannin Martial fut missionnaire apostolique de la Cochinchine orientale. « Envoyé chez les Bahnars, sur les Hauts - Plateaux du Viêtnam, à la suite et à l'exemple des premiers pionniers, pendant 50 ans. Il travaillera principalement auprès des populations montagnardes, organisera la Mission de Kontum pour en faire un nouveau Vicariat Apostolique dont il sera le premier évêque. En 1893, « La Ste Vierge et St.Benoit aidant », il obtint la conversion du village de KON - MONEY, touché par la variole. En 1900, à KON - XONG - LOH, avec Mr. BOBER, il baptisait 118 enfants, et sur le sommet du KONG - NGAH dégagé (Alt. 1500 m), il se servit d'un grand arbre qu'il transforma en croix imposante, invitant ainsi toute la région à se mettre sous sa protection. Mr.JANNIN avait senti la nécessité de former des jeunes bahnars pour développer et asseoir l'oeuvre missionnaire. Le 16 juillet 1940, Mgr. JANNIN mourait dans la 74ème année de son âge, et la 50ème de sa vie missionnaire. Il avait été un apôtre accueillant pour tous, éminemment surnaturel et réputé pour sa tendre dévotion à la Vierge Marie. » (Ce texte est extrait des archives des missions étrangères de Paris). À noter qu'une demande officielle en béatification a été demandée à son endroit. Ici, dans ce carnet de voyage, on découvre la simplicité et le don de soi envers Dieu et l'humanité qui va guider ses pas le long de sa vie. Voilà ses paroles à 25 ans alors qu'il vient de laisser sa famille et découvre un nouveau monde « Dis à tous, que là - bas, il y a un coeur qui les aime. Dis leur que si Jésus ne m'avait pas appelé, jamais je n'aurais eu la pensée de les quitter, mais dis leur aussi, que si la séparation ici - bas est courte, là - haut on se retrouvera et pour toujours. Ici bas, les épines, là - haut les roses !... ».

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        Forty Years in the Turkish Empire; or, Memoirs of Rev. William Goodell, D.D., Late Missionary of the A.B.C.F.M. at Constantinople. By His Son-in-Law E. D. G. Prime

      New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1891. 7th ed. Hardcover. Good. xii, 489p. 20cm. Old 3/4 leather binding, rebacked with most of earlier leather backstrip mounted. Pages browned. This is a special copy in which Frederic R. Marvin has preserved the following autograph letters and photos relating to various American ministers and missionaries, some of whom had served in Turkey: (1) Autograph Note from Prime dated 1890 in which he expresses regret that he has been unable to send a small batch of autographs along with the unbound sheets for this book (Prime says they must have perished in the fire which consumed almost all of his books and manuscripts); (2) mounted photos of Prime from 1862 followed by contemporary printed obituaries for Prime and his wife who died within 10 days of each other in 1891; (3) Autograph Letter of 3 1/2 pages to Prime from Goodell in 1865; (4) 2 unremarkable maps of Turkey and European Turkey; (5) 2 steel engraved prints (Dartmouth College and Ann Judson); (6) Autograph Letter of 4 pages from M. Winslow to an unnamed recipient (date and salutation and a couple of lines on the other pages were trimmed off along the top when this was bound in); (7) 10 prints/plates ("Deceased Secretaries of the American Board," "Beyrouth et le Mont Liban," "Arched Streets in the City of Jerusalem," "De Libanon," "Malta," untitled; "St. Sophia," untitled; "Robert Morrison," and "Brussa;" (8) Autograph Letter of 2 1/2 pages to Mrs. H. G. Powers in Broosa from L. H. Calhoun in Smyrna in 1838; (9) Autograph Letter of 2 pages to E. Edwin Hall in Florence from Jonas King in Athens in 1862; (10) print/plate "Rev. Rufus Anderson;" (11) printed obituary for Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (Sir Stratford Canning) ; (12) small mounted photo of Dr. Goodell; (13) larger mounted photo of three missionaries(?) in Eastern robes; (14) 2 plates/print ("Constantinople," and "Rev. Wm. Adams, D.D."); (15) Autograph Letter of 1 1/2 pages from W. Adams to an unnamed recipient ("My dr, Bro") and dated June 26 (no year); (16) undated Autograph Letter of 3 pages from Mrs Van Lennep to "Mr Dear Pastor"; and (17) print/portrait of S. Irenaeus Prime and a brief Autograph Note from him.

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