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        Leaves of Grass

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891-1892. Hardcover. Very Good. 438 p. with author portrait at p. 29. Original green cloth, top edge gilt. BAL 21441: Printing 2, Binding C. (No cancels. Author's name in facsimile autograph on spine.) "Deathbed" Edition. Very Good+ condition. 1893 gift inscription on second fep. Hinge at front starting. Scuff mark on spine, rubbing along bottom edge. Small stain with some foxing on blank rear endpapers. A nice copy. Whitman's final arrangement of his magnum opus including Sands At Seventy, Goodbye My Fancy, and A Backward Glance O'Er Travel'D Roads.

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        Ueber einige neuere Forschungen im Gebiete der Anatomie des Centralnervensystems,

      Leipzig, Thieme, 1891 - Waldeyer (1836-1921) war Ordinarius für Anatomie bzw. Pathologische Anatomie in Breslau, Straßburg und Berlin. In dieser hier erstmals in Buchform vorliegenden Arbeit (im gleichen Jahr in Band 17 der Deutschen Medizinischen Wochenschrift erschienen) faßt er alle Ergebnisse der in den Jahren zuvor durchgeführten Untersuchungen der Neurohistologie zusammen in der programmatischen Aussage, dass "das Nervensystem (.) aus zahlreichen untereinander anatomisch wie genetisch nicht zusammenhängenden Nerveneinheiten (Neuronen) besteht", und dass "die Achsenzylinder sämmtlicher Nervenfasern (.) sich als direkt von Zellen ausgehend erwiesen (haben). Ein Zusammenhang mit einem Fasernetzwerke bzw. ein Ursprung aus einem solchen findet nicht statt". Er prägt hier den Begriff Neuron! - GARRISON/M. 1369, NORMAN 2173. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 98 23 x 15cm, etwas fragile Originalbroschur, unbeschnitten, alter Namenszug auf Titel, Fadenheftung locker, 64 S. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jadis et naguère EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1891. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1891, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Second edition, partly original, one of 100 copies printed on white laid author. Binding to bradel half percaline fir, smooth back with a gold finial, date and double fillet golden tail, flat marbled paper, upper corners bumped, covers preserved, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Alice Densmore. Beautiful specimen pleasantly established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, en partie originale, un des 100 exemplaires d'auteur imprimés sur vergé blanc. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sapin, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier marbré, coins supérieurs émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à Alice Densmore. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Gil Blas illustré tête de collection du n°1 de 1891 au n°52 de 1894 avec EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gil Blas, 1891. Fine. Gil Blas, Paris 1891-1894, 27,5x40,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale.bindings en demi chagrin cerise, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, épidermures, coins émoussés, contregardes et gardes de papier à la cuve, bindings de l'époque.Chaque numéro de 8 pages comporte une grande illustration en couleurs sur la première page et sur la dernière page (chanson avec musique notée). Contributions de Paul Adam, Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly, Stéphane Mallarmé, Alphonse Allais, Paul Arène, Baudelaire, Jules Bois, Georges Clémenceau, Courteline, Alphonse Daudet, Lucien Descaves, Gyp, Maurice Leblanc, Jean Lorrain, Guy de Maupassant, René Maizeroy, Catulle Mendès, Edgar Quinet, Jules Renard, Jean Richepin, Albert Samain, Marcel Schwob, Paul Verlaine, Emile Zola...Journal illustré par Steinlen, Balluriau, Caruchet, Chéret, Gerbault, Gottlob, Guillaume, Louis Legrand etc.Rare et belle tête de collection. --- 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. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, épidermures, coins émoussés, contregardes et gardes de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque.Chaque numéro de 8 pages comporte une grande illustration en couleurs sur la première page et sur la dernière page (chanson avec musique notée). Contributions de Paul Adam, Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly, Stéphane Mallarmé, Alphonse Allais, Paul Arène, Baudelaire, Jules Bois, Georges Clémenceau, Courteline, Alphonse Daudet, Lucien Descaves, Gyp, Maurice Leblanc, Jean Lorrain, Guy de Maupassant, René Maizeroy, Catulle Mendès, Edgar Quinet, Jules Renard, Jean Richepin, Albert Samain, Marcel Schwob, Paul Verlaine, Emile Zola... Journal illustré par Steinlen, Balluriau, Caruchet, Chéret, Gerbault, Gottlob, Guillaume, Louis Legrand etc. Rare et belle tête de collection.

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        "Première Soirée" in Le Gil Blas illustré (n°23 du dimanche 29 novembre 189 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gil Blas, 1891. Fine. Gil Blas, Paris 1891-1892, 27x39cm, en feuilles. - First Edition pre-posthumous poem "First Evening" by Arthur Rimbaud, a variant of which was previously published under the title "Three Kisses" and pulled the manuscript of Book Douai, according to the wishes of the author, was never issued; only a few poems were published in facsimile. Gil Blas published this poem in the "Poets of love" of 23 from November 29, 1891, or twenty days after the disappearance of the poet. Number with a great illustration of Steinlen and a full page of Rabier. Gil Blas is a French weekly newspaper, founded by Auguste Dumont, which appeared November 19, 1879 to August 4, 1914, and very occasionally from 20 January 1921 to March 1940 for a contemporary from November 17, 1909 it was directed by Henri de Noussanne and Stone Maroussein. Gil Blas wanted first literary. Large feathers all speaking in chronicles that were very successful: Guy de Maupassant (or Maufrigneuse) whose collaboration was the longest (1881-1888), Paul Arena, Emile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues Rene Maizeroy Jean Richepin etc. Equally important were the soap operas, signed by Emile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, and Octave Mirbeau particular. For its part, Maupassant published "A Life" (February-April 1883), "Bel Ami" (April-May 1885), "Mont-Oriol" (December 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. In addition to these chronic and these serials, Zola defended some of his works in the newspaper, through the "Letters to the Editor" (on "Dream," Nov. 8, 1888, on "The Human Beast", November 13, 1889) .Bel 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 pré-originale posthume du poème "Première Soirée" d'Arthur Rimbaud, dont une variante a été publiée précédemment sous le titre "Trois baisers" et tirée du manuscrit du Cahier de Douai qui, selon les volontés de son auteur, ne fut jamais publié ; seuls quelques poèmes furent édités en fac-similé. Le Gil Blas a publié ce poème dans la rubrique "Les poètes de l'amour" du n°23 du 29 novembre 1891, soit une vingtaine de jours seulement après la disparition du poète. Numéro comportant une grande illustration de Steinlen, ainsi qu'une à pleine page de Rabier. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d'abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s'y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses œuvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 ; sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). Bel exemplaire.

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        Fêtes galantes ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1891. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1891, 12,5x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - New printed edition of Holland paper. Back of the shirt fir morocco, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, lined the same morocco boards even marbled paper, inside apple green paper bag. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to Achilles Segard. A small marginal gap by foot on pages 15 & 16 due to a manufacturing defect in the paper, handwritten "1866" in pen below the date on the front cover mention. Rare copy uncut and as published. --- 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] Nouvelle édition imprimée sur Hollande. Dos de la chemise de maroquin sapin, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, étui bordé du même maroquin, plats de même papier marbré, intérieur de papier vert pomme. Rare envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à Achille Segard. Un petit manque marginal en pied des pages 15 & 16 en raison d'un défaut de fabrication du papier, mention manuscrite "1866" à la plume en dessous de la date figurant sur le premier plat. Rare exemplaire non rogné et tel que paru.

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        Famous Golf Links

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891, 1891. First Edition. Octavo, pp. x, 201, 2 of adverts. Grey cloth with black titles an illustrations to upper board, gilt titles to spine. Black endpapers, edges untrimmed. A collection of essays about various notable golf links mostly taken from the 'Saturday Review', edited by Hutchinson, with contributors including Andrew Lang, H. S. C. Everard, T. Rutherford Clark amongst others. With nineteen full page illustrations, and thirteen in text. Some occasional light spotting throughout the textblock, the binding is starting to loosen in places but remains sound. Some spotting to the edges. Slight bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, covers show light wear with some slight marking, some darkening to the spine. A fine copy of a very rare book.

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        La Plume troisième année complète : 1891 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La plume, 1891. Fine. La plume, Paris 1891, 17x25,5cm, broché. - Literary Edition originale.Contributions A. France, Mr. Barres, J. Moréas, A. Sparrow, O. Méténier, L. Bloy, L. Trézénik, J. Péladan, P. Vérola, Willy, S. Merrill, L. Cladel, PN Roinard, E. Pottier, J. Guesdes, L. Michel, JB Clement, P. Verlaine, A. Fontainas, E. Demolder, G. Eekhoud, J. Roumanille, F. Mistral, P. Arena, T. Corbiere, G. Darien, Fénéon F., J.-K. Huysmans, R. Darzens, C. Baudelaire with pages found, A. Le Braz, G. Ropartz ... pictorial Contributions P. Gauguin, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec with original drawings, Steinlen, FA Cazals, Duclos F . Fau, Denis, P. Signac, Seurat G., E. Bernard, P. Bonnard, V. van Gogh, P. Sérusier, P. Cezanne, Pissarro C., G. Anquetin, C. Lhuilier ... This year, La Plume special issues devoted to Symbolism Moréas Jean, Aristide Bruant and Kazoo, ethics of Maurice Barres, the Socialist literature, "Young-Belgium" to Félibres, the innovative Painters at modern book and literary curiosity, modern song, the Britons France.Bel exemplaire.Rare. --- 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. Contributions littéraires de A. France, M. Barrès, J. Moréas, A. Bruant, O. Méténier, L. Bloy, L. Trézénik, J. Péladan, P. Vérola, Willy, S. Merrill, L. Cladel, P.N. Roinard, E. Pottier, J. Guesde, L. Michel, J.B. Clément, P. Verlaine, A. Fontainas, E. Demolder, G. Eekhoud, J. Roumanille, F. Mistral, P. Arène, T. Corbière, G. Darien, F. Fénéon, J.-K. Huysmans, R. Darzens, C. Baudelaire avec des pages retrouvées, A. Le Braz, G. Ropartz ... Contributions picturales P. Gauguin, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec avec des dessins inédits, Steinlen, F.A. Cazals, Duclos, F. Fau, M. Denis, P. Signac, G. Seurat, E. Bernard, P. Bonnard, V. van Gogh, P. Sérusier, P. Cézanne, C. Pissarro, G. Anquetin, C. Lhuilier... Cette année, La Plume consacra des numéros spéciaux au Symbolisme de Jean Moréas, à Aristide Bruant et au Mirliton, à l'éthique de Maurice Barrès, à la littérature socialiste, aux "Jeune-Belgique", aux Félibres, aux Peintres novateurs, au livre moderne et à la curiosité littéraire, à la chanson moderne, aux Bretons de France. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

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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 Undying. Association Copy signed by George Bernard Shaw

      London Reeves and Turner 1891. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Fading to spine and boards. Ink inscription on fep. Untrimmed [First Trade Edition] Red hardback cloth cover 200mm x 160mm (8" x 6"). 172pp. Dedication on fep reads 'GS Haldane with best wishes for the New Year GBS'.

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        Chansons pour elle EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1891. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1891, 12,5x18,5cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 25 copies printed on Japan, the only major papers. Bound in full morocco old pink, back with five nerves with a gold floral decoration enriched parts red morocco mosaic sand and green contained the petals and leaves, framing dishes with golden floral wreath reproducing the same decor, golden wheels on caps, double gilt fillets on the cuts, morocco old pink frame decorated with a set of double gilt fillets in spandrels with a floral decoration at the same back and flat on contreplats, guards and contreplats of silk moiré almond following guards made paper, preserved covers and backs, all edges gilt; shirt half morocco old pink stripe, back with five nerves, paper dishes at the tank bag lined with morocco old pink paper plates to the tank, interior cream felt; beautiful set of signed A. & R. Maylander. Our copy is with a handwritten poem tab mounted, dated and signed by Paul Verlaine entitled "You hit me, it's ridiculous" contained in the collection. It shows a variant and two errors not reported by the editors of the Pleiades: 2 to the manuscript: "I struck you and it's awful"; in the printed version: "I've beaten ...". 3 to the manuscript: "I am repents"; in the printed version, "I repent." Around 7 of the manuscript: "morniffles"; in the printed "mornifles". Origins: Louis libraries Sadeleer and Edouard-Henri Fischer with their bookplate pasted. Very exceptionally nice copy with a handwritten poem by Paul Verlaine and superbly prepared by Maylander. First edition, one of 25 copies printed on Japan, the only major papers. Bound in full morocco old pink, back with five nerves with a gold floral decoration enriched parts red morocco mosaic sand and green contained the petals and leaves, framing dishes with golden floral wreath reproducing the same decor, golden wheels on caps, double gilt fillets on the cuts, morocco old pink frame decorated with a set of double gilt fillets in spandrels with a floral decoration at the same back and flat on contreplats, guards and contreplats of silk moiré almond following guards made paper, preserved covers and backs, all edges gilt; shirt half morocco old pink stripe, back with five nerves, paper dishes at the tank bag lined with morocco old pink paper plates to the tank, interior cream felt; beautiful set of signed A. & R. Maylander. Our copy is with a handwritten poem tab mounted, dated and signed by Paul Verlaine entitled "You hit me, it's ridiculous" contained in the collection. It shows a variant and two errors not reported by the editors of the Pleiades: 2 to the manuscript: "I struck you and it's awful"; in the printed version: "I've beaten ...". 3 to the manuscript: "I am repents"; in the printed version, "I repent." Around 7 of the manuscript: "morniffles"; in the printed "mornifles". Origins: Louis libraries Sadeleer and Edouard-Henri Fischer with their bookplate pasted. Very exceptionally nice copy with a handwritten poem by Paul Verlaine and superbly prepared by Maylander. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires imprimés sur Japon, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en plein maroquin vieux rose, dos à cinq nerfs orné d'un décor floral doré enrichi de pièces de maroquin mosaïqué rouge, sable et vert figurant les pétales et les feuillages, plats à encadrement d'une guirlande florale dorée reproduisant le même décor, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, encadrement de maroquin vieux rose agrémenté d'un jeu de doubles filets dorés avec en écoinçons un décor floral à l'identique du dos et des plats sur les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée amande, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées ; chemise en demi maroquin vieux rose à bandes, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier à la cuve, étui bordé de maroquin vieux rose, plats de papier à la cuve, intérieur de feutrine crème ; magnifique ensemble signé de A. & R. Maylander. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un poème manuscrit, monté sur onglet, daté et signé de Paul Verlaine intitulé « Tu m'as frappé, c'est ridicule » contenu dans le recueil. On y voit une variante et deux fautes non signalées par les éditeurs de la Pléiade : Vers 2 du manuscrit : « Je t'ai frappée et c'est affreux » ; dans la version imprimée : « Je t'ai battue... ». Vers 3 du manuscrit : « Je m'en repents » ; dans la version imprimée : « Je m'en repens ». Vers 7 du manuscrit : « morniffles » ; dans la version imprimée : « mornifles ». Provenances : bibliothèques Louis de Sadeleer et Edouard-Henri Fischer avec leurs ex-libris encollés. Très bel exemplaire exceptionnellement enrichi d'un poème manuscrit de Paul Verlaine et superbement établi par Maylander. 

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        Famous Golf Links

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891, 1891. First Edition. Octavo, pp. x, 201, 2 of adverts. Grey cloth with black titles an illustrations to upper board, gilt titles to spine. Black endpapers, edges untrimmed. A collection of essays about various notable golf links mostly taken from the 'Saturday Review', edited by Hutchinson, with contributors including Andrew Lang, H. S. C. Everard, T. Rutherford Clark amongst others. With nineteen full page illustrations, and thirteen in text. Some occasional light spotting throughout the textblock, the binding is starting to loosen in places but remains sound. Some spotting to the edges. Slight bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, covers show light wear with some slight marking, some darkening to the spine. A fine copy of a very rare book.

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        Traite du Quadrilatere. D'apres un manuscrit tire de la bibliotheque de S. A. Edhem Pacha. Traduit par Alexandres Pacha Caratheodry.

      Istanbul, Typographie et Lithographie Osmanie, 1891.. 1 Bl., 214 S. (französischer Text), 157 S. (arabischer Text) mit einigen Textabb. Gr.-8°. OHLdr. (leicht bestoßen und berieben).. Erste Ausgabe dieser ersten Übersetzung von al-Tusi's Werk zur Trigonometrie, sehr selten. - "Al-Tusi was the first to write a work on trigonometry independently of astronomy. Al-Tusi, in his Treatise on the Quadrilateral, gave an extensive exposition of spherical trigonometry, distinct from astronomy. It was in the works of Al-Tusi that trigonometry achieved the status of an independent branch of pure mathematics distinct from astronomy, to which it had been linked for so long" (Wikipedia Abruf vom 12.05.2015). - "This treatise Kashf al-qina' 'an asrar al-Shakl al-qatta' (Removal of the Veil from the Mysteries of the Secants Figure) bears sometimes other titles, that is al-Risalat al-qatta' fi 'ilm al-Handasa (Treatise on Secants in the Science of Geometry) and Kitab al-shakl al-qatta' (The Book on the Secant Figure). In all manuscripts, it is in Arabic. Al-Tusi's work is the first systematic trigonometry text, independent of astronomy in Muslim civilization. Hajji Khalifa proposes that this book is related to the first figure in the first chapter of Menelaus of Alexandria's (c. 70-140 CE) Kitab al-Ukar's (Sphaerica). It was also first written in Arabic and then translated into Persian by the author himself as a five-chapter book. The number of copies of the Kashf al-qina' in the libraries indicates how commonly and frequently it was used through scholars. The French and the Turkish translations of the book in the Ottoman state at the last quarter of 19th century and first quarter of the 20th century shows that this book still very well-liked. Alexandr Caratheodory published an Arabic edition of the text, accompanied by a French translation. The work was also translated into Turkish by Celal Saygin (d. 1954). The printing of this book in the Ottoman state at the end of the 19th century and translation of it in the beginning of the 20th century shows how the Ottomans were still interested al-Tusi's works" (www.muslimheritage.com). - Text auf Französisch und in Arabisch. Vorsatz mit hs. Vermerk. Gebräunt und etw. fleckig.

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        contribute to 'THE STRAND MAGAZINE' in original cloth binding 'The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' An Illustrated Monthly

      Edited by Geo. Newnes, London, 1891-3,, 1891. Octavo. Vols. 2-6. With illustrations by Sidney Paget. Uniformly bound in publisher's light blue pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black, gilt edges, patterned endpapers. Minor rubbing, occasional foxing or browning, gilt is generally fresh, externally clean. Very good indeed. An attractive set. 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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        >Blick auf das Kaisergebirge<. Pastoser Farbauftrag in Öltechnik, auf Leinwand mit Keilrahmen.

      . Rechts unten signiert mit Ortsangabe, aber ohne Jahresangabe. Bildgröße 50 x 60 cm.. 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 Juryfreien< in München und der >Freien 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.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891-1892. Hardcover. Very Good. 438 p. with author portrait at p. 29. Original green cloth, top edge gilt. BAL 21441: Printing 2, Binding C. (No cancels. Author's name in facsimile autograph on spine.) "Deathbed" Edition. Very Good+ condition. 1893 gift inscription on second fep. Hinge at front starting. Scuff mark on spine, rubbing along bottom edge. Small stain with some foxing on blank rear endpapers. A nice copy. Whitman's final arrangement of his magnum opus including Sands At Seventy, Goodbye My Fancy, and A Backward Glance O'Er Travel'D Roads.

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        JENSEITS VON GUT UND BOSE.

      Naumann 1891 - VIII, 269, [3] pp. Important early publisher ads. [not present in many copies] on p. [2-3]. 2nd edition. The second edition of 1000 copies is the only reprint before the Collected Works started to be published, an unchanged reprint of the 1st edition (600 copies), the third edition is part of the (uncompleted) series edited by Peter Gast. Contemporary brown cloth with black title on front board and author name on spine. decorated endpapers, edges stained in red and blue. An unusual binding. A complete, very early and rare copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of John Ruskin, The]

      Philadelphia: Reuwee, Wattley & Walsh, 1891. - The Edition DeLuxe of John Ruskin's WorksRUSKIN, John. The Works of Philadelphia: Reuwee, Wattley & Walsh, [1891]. Edition de Luxe. Strictly limited to 550 copies, of which this is No. 206. Signed in black ink by The United States Book Company. Twenty-six octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches; 222 x 150 mm.). Title-pages printed in red and black. Profusely illustrated throughout.Early twentieth century three-quarter green calf over green, gold and white marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five shallow raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments. Brown and dark blue morocco labels lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut, green, gold and white marbled endpapers. Engraved bookplate of I.W. Hellman Junior on front paste-down of each volume. Spines uniformly and attractively faded, otherwise a fine setJohn Ruskin (1819-1900), "English writer, critic, and artist who championed the Gothic Revival movement in architecture and the decorative arts and had a strong influence upon public taste in art in Victorian England" (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature). His major works include Modern Painters (1843-1860), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), The Stones of Venice (1851-1853), Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854), The Political Economy of Art (1857), Unto This Last (1862), Essays on Political Economy (1862-1863, later Munera Pulveris, 1872), Sesame and Lilies (1865), and Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (1871-1884). His story The King of the Golden River (1851) was one of the earliest English fantasies for children.

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        The Bard of the Dimbovitza Roumanian Folk-Songs collected from the Peasants by Translated by Carmen Sylva and Alma Strettell

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, [1891?"94]. 2 vols., small 4to, viii, 130; viii, 130pp. Original cream buckram stamped in gilt, backstrips browned evenly, covers spotted, but an attractive set printed on hand-made paper. First editions, attractively printed and in a binding designed by Charles Ricketts. Inscribed in vol. 1 from Lord Edward Cecil (fourth son of the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury) to Violet Maxse (later Lady Cecil) and in vol. 2 from her to him (shortly before they were married). There's a long article on her, a fascinating woman in many ways, in the on-line DNB. After Lord Edward died of TB in 1917, she married Lord Milner, who died in 1925 on his return from Africa. Thereafter she ran the family newspaper The National Review. "Carmen Sylvia" was the pseudonym of Elizabeth, Queen of Romania.

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        Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft Grundbegriffe der reinen Soziologie

      K. Curtius Berlin 1891. Olwd. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut 312 S. 22 x 15 cm. 2. Auflage

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        Ergebnisse der Untersuchung der Hochwasserverhältnisse im Deutschen Rheingebiet (8 Hefte in 6).

      Berlin, Ernst und Sohn, 1891/1908.. Auf Veranlassung der Reichskommission zur Untersuchung der Stromverhältnisse des Rheins und seiner wichtigsten Nebenflüsse und auf Grund der von den Wasserbaubehörden der Rheingebietsstaaten gelieferten Aufzeichnungen bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Centralbureau für Meterorologie und Hydrographie im Großherzogtum Baden. Mit 54, teils farbigen und gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln und Karten, Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Deckelvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 36,5 x 28 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, innen sauber und frisch. Vorliegend möglicher Weise eine Vorzugsausgabe des ersten wissenschaftlichen Werkes über die Hochwasser im 19. Jahrhundert im Rheingebiet (mit Mosel und Main).

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        Reisen in Afrika 1875 - 1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-1891 - XVI+585+(1)+ XVI+560+ XVI+740 pages p. With 3 portrait frontispieces and 25 maps (some folding, 1 in the text) as well as 2 folding tables. One page with closed tear, and one map in 2 parts, else a very fine clean ex. Rebound in 3 beautifull full decorated red cloth with reuse of the beautifull illustrations from the original binding, Very fine professional binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Positive Theory of Capital

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1891. Translated with a preface and analysis by William Smart. Octavo. Publisher's red pebble-grained cloth, blindstamped double-rule border to covers, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Ex-libris of the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society's Library to front pastedown, with their faint library stamp to title, and lending date stamps to rear free endpaper. Spine faded where library label and shelfmark have been erased, covers a little soiled, corners lightly rubbed. Internally a very good copy. First English edition of the second volume of Böhm-Bawerk's monumental Kapital und Kapitalzins, a major contribution of the Austrian school to modern interest theory and an important critique of Marx. "A monument of creative analysis and a mile-stone on the road of our science, this work presents a series of critiques of theories of interest, each a piece of theoretical cabinet work, each a work of art unequalled in its perfection" (J. A. Schumpeter, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk in: Ten Great Economists, (1956), pp. 152?-3). The translator William Smart was the foremost exponent of the Austrian School in England during this period.

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        A History of British Birds. Six Volumes

      John C. Nimmo 1891 - Third edition newly revised, corrected, and enlarged. 394 plates colored by hand. Royal octavo. Gilt decorated green cloth bindings in fair condition. The first edition appeared in 1851-1857, in monthly parts. Shelf-wear, heads and tails of spines worn, bumped corners. A vastly popular work noted for the accuracy of its plates of British birds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Golden Legend. Proof sheets

      Kelmscott Press, [Hammersmith, London 1891 - First edition. With ornamental six-line initials by William Morris. Bifolium, pp. 247-250, signed r4, printed in Golden type on "Venetian" handmade English paper watermarked WM & primrose device, Peterson's Flower(2). 5 examples. 1 vols. 4to. Kelmscott Proof Sheets. Proof sheets from the colossal three volume Golden Legend, intended as the first book of the press. The printing was delayed because the first batch of paper was not satisfactory. Batchelor delivered the larger sheets beginning 22 April 1891, the first volume was printed by October 1891, and the multivolume work was completed on 15 September 1892 and published on 3 November.Peterson records that "In September 1891 Burne-Jones saw some proofs and reported that he went 'crazy with pleasure' (Memorials, ii, 217)."These sheets exhibit a few variations from the published book: p. 247, l. 34, "have" for haue; p. 248, l. 9, "tormente" for tourmente; and p. 250, l. 13, "raysonnable" for rasonnable. Cf. Peterson A7. Provenance: John E. Ellsworth (label at foot of slipcase) One leaf marked with corrections in pencil; other four examples toned with some soiling. Cloth chemise and slipcase With ornamental six-line initials by William Morris. Bifolium, pp. 247-250, signed r4, printed in Golden type on "Venetian" handmade English paper watermarked WM & primrose device, Peterson's Flower(2). 5 examples. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        POEMS: SECOND SERIES, AND POEMS

      Roberts Brothers 1891, 1892, Boston - 2 Volumes. Small octavo. Half white calf with floral paper boards, the most expensive publisher's "Gift Binding" (Binding C) and the rarest. "Poems: Second Series",1891, is a first edition BAL 4656. "Poems", 1892, is the eighth edition, first state. Myerson A1.1.i Condition of both is VERY GOOD ; both are very well matched in terms of condition, with minor shelf-wear and some darkening to the extremities of the calf. Covers are clean with no damage. Bindings are both tight. Spines are both toned with some craquelure, and the labels are not present except for a scrap of the title label of Poems: Second Series". Bindings are tight and text unmarked, except for a small gift message dated 1897 on the ffep of "Poems". and a previous owner's name and town on that of "Poems: Second Series" in a period copperplate hand. Also, the title pg, tissue guard, and a few pgs of text are lightly foxed, the tissue guard being more deeply foxed. Both books are in a custom-made quarter morocco box, with gray cloth and gilt spine titles. Condition of the box is excellent. Poetry. RGR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lecciones sobre las Enfermedades del Sistema Nervioso, dadas en la Salpêtrière / por J. M. Charcot ; Coleccionadas y Publicadas por Bourneville ; Traducidas de la última edición francesa por D. Manuel Flores y Pla.

      Madrid : Librería de la Viuda de Hernando y Compañía, 1890-1891 - ~ 3 vol. ~ Translator: Manuel Flores y Pla ~ Prólogo del traductor en tomo I ~ ILUSTRACIONES: Tomo I: 11 láminas y 32 grabados; Tomo II: 10 láminas y 35 grabados; Tomo 3: 87 grabados. Las láminas fuera de texto reproducen dibujos del autor ~ Tomos I & II (2ª ed. 1891): Lecciones sobre las Enfermedades del Sistema Nervioso, dadas en la Salpêtrière / por J. M. Charcot ; Coleccionadas y Publicadas por Bourneville ; Traducidas de la última edición francesa por D. Manuel Flores y Pla. Tomo III (1ª ed. 1890): Lecciones sobre las Enfermedades del Sistema Nervioso, dadas en la Salpêtrière / por J. M. Charcot ; Recogidas y Publicadas por los Dres. Babinsky, Bernard, Féré, Guinon, Marie et Gilles de la Tourette. ~ Pasta española de época, lomo sin nervios, doble tejuelo con títulos dorados ~ VII+521p+1f; 3f+554p; 536p ~ 23x16x14cm. ~ Picos de óxido ocasionales en unas pocas hojas y en cortes delanteros, si no, Muy Buen estado. Con 2 sellos de ex-propietario en anteportada, 1 en portada y 1 en margen de pág. 501, en cada uno de los tomos. ~ Heavy item, circa 3.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photogravures of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverley Farms, Pride's Crossing

      Boston: J. Eastman Chase, 7 Hamilton Place, 1891. 17 (of 18) photogravures on 16 (of 17 leaves), each printed on tissue and tipped onto a backing sheet, extra-illustrated with frontispiece variant of "Eagle Head Rock" re-titled "Christmas morning by the sea." Lacking "Lilly Pond" gravure. 1 vols. Oblong folio (10-7/8 x 13-3/4 inches). Original grey sugar-paper covered boards, title printed in black within decorative border (the whole designed by J.E.H.), expertly rebacked to style with blue cloth. Marginal spotting to title and contents leaf, occasional small tears and chips to backing sheets. Provenance: Anne Higbee Green (Magnolia, Mass., located next to Manchester-by-the-Sea), with ownership inscription dated August 11, 1891. A rare photographic portrait of Massachusetts' North Shore region, including Manchester by the Sea, Beverly Farms, and Pride's Crossing, with beautifully reproduced photogravures by Jeanette M. Appleton. OCLC: 10287582 (4 copies)

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        Glencoonoge [A Story of Irish Life at the West Coast of Ireland].

      Edinburgh / London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1891.. First Edition. Three Volumes (complete). 13.5 cm x 19 cm. 284, 294, 267 pages plus 24 pages of a publisher's catalogue to the rear of Volume III. Original Hardcover (green decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt shamrock to frontcover of all three volumes. Very good condition with some staining to the exterior of Volume I and III.. Signed and inscribed by the author on Easter Sunday 1926. A very rare Novel on irish rural life....rather unknown and uncommon.

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        Violet Moses

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1891 - Merrick (1864-1939) turned to writing after an unsuccessful attempt at making a living on the stage. His second novel, VIOLET MOSES, "satirically draws upon the Anglo-Jewish background of the St John's Wood and Maida Vale areas of late Victorian London" (ODNB). His writing never achieved much favor with the public though it was highly esteemed by other writers-Sadleir called him an "author's author" Wolff 4755; Sadleir 1712 Covers of light blue cloth lettered in dark blue, dark blue spine lettered in gilt, edges marbled blue and white. Slight soiling visible to the light blue covers, minimal shelf wear to extremities. Very good [iv], 284; [iv], 272; [iv], 236 pp., + [4] pp. catalog. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Leech. His Life and Work

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1891 - EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 32 PLATES Bound in full poished tan calf, gilt spines, t.e.g., by Riviere and Son for Henry Young and Sons, Liverpool. Spines slightly toned, else fine With portrait and numerous illustrations. 2 vols. 8vo First edition, extra-illustrated with 32 extra plates many hand-colored [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Battle of Marathon A Poem written in early youth by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Printed for her father in 1820 and now re-printed in type-facsimile

      For Private Disrtribution Only, London 1891 - 72pp. Grey boards with beige cloth spine. Edges and corners a little worn. One of 50 on paper - 4 on vellum. Inscribed to first blank in ink by Thomas J. Wise. The occasional foxed spot mainly to edges and first and last few pages o/w clean and tight. New eps? A very nice solid copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chimney Corner Companion - Being a Selection of the Most Interesting, Amusing, and Authentic Descriptions and Anecdotes of Men, Manners and Things Taken from the Best Sources in English Literature

      London ; Printed For Knight And Lacey, Patternoster-Row, 1891. 1st Edition. Finely bound in an exceptional example of a contemporary craft binding (late 19th century) . Half aniline calf over bright silk boards. Raised bands with the tooling continued onto both panels to give a clasp-tie effect. A superb copy. Impressively illustrated with a portrait frontis of Rev. Wilks and a series of additional engraved in-text features appropriate to each section or heading. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Inscribed to Wm. Bratley (? ) and dated 1891

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        A Group of Noble Dames

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1891., 1891. Historical fiction. First Edition. 8vo. Handsomely bound in half green crushed morocco over green cloth boards by Zaehnsdorf, titled, ruled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards. Very minor sunning to spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers with bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean and fresh. Sharp and handsome. A very attractive copy indeed. Hardy's famed short story collection in which in ten members of a club, over the course of dinner one evening, each give an account of a noblewoman from centuries past. Purdy, pp.61-67.

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        Glencoonoge [A Story of Irish Life at the West Coast of Ireland].

      First Edition. Three Volumes (complete). Edinburgh / London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1891. 13.5 cm x 19 cm. 284, 294, 267 pages plus 24 pages of a publisher's catalogue to the rear of Volume iII. Original Hardcover (green decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt shamrock to frontcover of all three volumes. Very good condition with some staining to the exterior of Volume I and III. Inscribed by the author on Easter Sunday 1926. A very rare Novel on irish rural life....rather unknown and uncommon.

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA-GERMAN SOCIETY. SKETCH OF ITS ORIGIN, WITH THE PROCEEDINGS AND ADDRESSES AT ITS ORGANIZATION. LANCASTER, APRIL 15TH, 1891

      The Society 1891-1900, Lancaster, Pa. - Clean marbled boards with leather spines and protective leather front corners. Gilt lettering on spines. Soft cover booklets with most original covers bound into ten hardcover volumes, 1891 - 1900. Text's interiors are tight, clean & intact. Each booklet has a tissue protected frontispiece. Illustrations: engravings, drawings in one color, maps, photographs. Vol. 1. 94pp, published in 1891. Proceedings & addresses: (includes Society Constitution) Lancaster April 15th, 1891. Vol. 2. 182pp. Published in 1891-1892. Proceedings & addresses Harrisburg, Oct. 14th, 1891. Vol. 3. 292pp. Published 1893. Proceedings & addresses Oct. 12, 1892. Vol. 4. 292pp. Published 1893. Proceeding & addresses York Oct. 11, 1893. Vol.5. 266pp. Published 1895. Proceedings & addresses, Reading Oct. 3 1894. Vol. 6. 283pp. Published 1896. Proceedings & addresses Bethlehem, Oct. 22, 1895. Vol. 7. 576pp. Published 1897. Proceedings & addresses, Philadelphia Oct. 25, 1898. Vol. 8. 322pp. Published 1898. Proceedings & Adresses. Lancaster Oct. 22, 1897. Vol. 9. 468pp. Published 1900. Proceedings & Addresses Allentown, Oct. 20, 1899. Vol. 10. 565pp. Published 1900. Proceedings & Addresses, Ephrata Oct. 20, 1899. Volume #7 spine lightly rubbed. Genealogy, Pennsylvania, Germans; B/W Portrait illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue d'Affiches Illustrees Anciennes et Modernes. Avec quinze reproductions tirees hors texte

      Paris: Librairie Ed. Sagot 1891 - *This price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, June 7* 112 pp., plates; original boards & cloth backstrip, covers worn at the fore edge and slightly darkened, small tape repair to the title page, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        DERNIER ABBE

      1891 - MUSSET, Paul de, 1804-1880. LE DERNIER ABBE. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Librairie des Amateurs; A. Ferroud, 1891. Large 8vo. xvi, 64 pp. .First book edition. Illustrated with 19 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906). Out of a total edition of 525, this is one of 62 copies on Japan paper with the etchings in two states, one with remarques. Preface by Anatole France. Musset's story originally appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes in 1840. Issued in wrappers, which are here bound-in. (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 301, "edition estimee," esteemed edition.) Bound by Petrus Ruban (1851- 1929) in full red levant morocco, elegantly gilded with a triple fillet frame and elaborate floral design tooled in gold, the pattern repeated on the lower cover and in the spine compartments and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Custom slipcase covered in marbled paper, edged in matching red levant. Fine. A beautiful example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Representative American Yachts. A Collection of One Hundred Views

      Boston: Henry G. Peabody,, 1891 & 1893. Photographed by … With Descriptive Sketches by George A. Stewart. [together with;] Representative American Yachts, 1893 Supplement. Photographed by … With Descriptive Sketches by William E. Robinson. Landscape folio (268 × 330 mm). Modern dark blue half morocco, matching sand-grain boards, title gilt to plain spine, compartments formed by wide gilt rolls, double rules to the spine and corner edges, marbled endpapers. Housed in a striking drop-back box with a wooden spine and board edges with decorative "trunnel" dowels, red and black morocco labels to the spine, central panels of the boards of sail-cloth, blue moiré silk lining. 110 high-quality photogravure plates in a range of tints. Text leaves lightly browned, occasional mild fingersoiling, a few minor knocks to the box, one bruise top the lower edge of the front "board", but overall very good indeed. First editions, extremely uncommon OCLC lists just 6 copies of the first, all in the United States, 2 copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated, Peabody initially embarked on a career as an engineer, but after a year joined the studio of photographer Alexander Helser in Chicago, making photography his lifelong profession. Thereafter he based himself in Boston, where he specialized in marine photography publishing The Coast of Maine (1889) and the present works. In 1893 he was commissioned by the Notman Studio to travel to British Columbia via the Great Northern Railway, and in 1896 he became photographer to the Boston and Maine Railroad. A successful trip to Mexico in 1899 with journalist and urban planning expert Sylvester Baxter to record Spanish colonial architecture - Spanish-Colonial Architecture in Mexico, (1901-2), with illustrations from Peabody's photographs - resulted in his joining the Detroit Publishing Company, one of America's biggest producers of picture post-cards. For them Peabody was based in Pasadena, where he remained even after the firm folded in 1924. Until his death in 1951 he regularly photographed the National Parks, and his lantern-slide and filmstrip shows were used to promote the railway company-backed 'See America First' campaign.

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        Intentions

      London: James R. Osgood, 1891 First edition, first printing. One of 900 copies. Publisher's moss green cloth, with decorations and lettering by Charles Ricketts in gilt. Very good or better, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, light toning to the spine, a few faint hints of minor soiling to the otherwise bright boards, fresh and clean interior. Overall, a tight and attractive copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Mason 341. Intentions is a collection of four of Wilde's essays on aesthetic and critical philosophy written at the height of his literary career. Specifically, it contains "The Decay of Lying," "Pen, Pencil and Poison," "The Critic as Artist," and "The Truth of Masks." In the first and final essays, Wilde argues the importance of art for art's sake; in the opening essay he writes, "The only beautiful things, as somebody once said, are the things that do not concern us. As long as a thing is useful or necessary to us, or affects us in any way… it is outside the proper sphere of art." In both this essay and the final piece, Wilde argues that deception and lack of truth is indeed the essence of art, using the masks worn by the actors in Shakespeare's theater as a prime example. Similarly, in "The Critic as Artist," a two-part essay, Wilde argues that art is not the sole work of the artist but of the critic as well by describing criticism as a personal and creative process. He proclaims, "That is what the highest form of criticism is, the record of one's soul." Throughout Intentions, Wilde uses his convictions about art as a counterargument to the growing trend of literary realism.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Ianthothorax Benzbachi, Buttik. [Bensbach's Bird of Paradise]

      Printed by Mintern Bros.. Published between 1891- 1898.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 22 x 15 inches. There is a thin line of tape along the top edge of the sheet well outside the image area, very very light foxing only noticeable on the verso, very good condition. Two beautiful multicolored birds on leafy branches with purple berries. From the Monograph of the Birds of Paradise produced by R. Bowdler Sharpe continuing the work of John Gould. .

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        MÜNCHEN. "Schwimm & Bad:Anstalt". Blick auf das Gesundheitsbad in der Nähe des Sendlingertors mit sehr reicher Staffage.

      - Aquarell und Gouache von Christian Steinicken, signiert und datiert 1891, 26,5 x 33,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXI, S. 568. - Interessante kulturhistorische Darstellung zum Badewesen in München. Das alte Gesundheitsbad war im Angerviertel vor der Stadt zwischen Sendlingertor und Einlass an einem Stadtbach gelegen. Es wurde im Jahr 1782 von dem Wundarzt Xaver Gumppert nach dem Muster des Hofbades auf dem Lehel gegründet. Es ist in Baumgartners "Polizei-Übersicht" mit einer Radierung von Bollinger und in Regnets "München in guter alter Zeit" auf Blatt 43 mit seinem typischen Mansardendach abgebildet. Dort sind auch die Preise für warme und kalte Bäder, Wäsche, Heizen und Schwimmschule verzeichnet. Das Bad figuriert unter verschiedenen Betreibern auch in den gängigen Stadtführern des 19. Jahrhunderts wie Söltl 1837, Förster 1838 oder Universalhandbuch von München 1845. Die Lage entspricht der heutigen Müllerstr. 45. - Es liegt ein zweites Aquarell von Steinicken bei, das das Gebäude von hinten zeigt, wo ein Kaffeehaus angesiedelt war (14,5 x 22 cm).- Der Maler, Stahl- und Kupferstecher Christian Steinicken (1831-1896) hielt in Aquarellen zahlreiche Stadtansichten von München fest. Er ist mit mehreren Arbeiten bei Maillinger und Lentner vertreten ("hervorragend schöne Farbwirkung"). Im Auftrag des bayerischen Königs Ludwig II. entwarf er das neu aus der Falkensteiner Burg zu errichtende Schloss Falkenstein in Aquarellen. - Die reizenden Blätter in tadellos frischer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Study in Scarlet [A Sherlock Holmes Novel] With forty illustrations by Geo Hutchinson

      London, Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., 1891, 1891. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, being the first fully illustrated edition. 8vo., pp. 224 + (24) catalogue. Printed on high quality paper. Bound in publisher's quarter scarlet cloth, gilt titles to spine, beige buckram boards titled in red, patterned end-papers. With several black and white in-text and full page illustrations. Moderate wear, sunned to backstrip with some fraying at ends, boards are quite bright, some aspine lean, owner name to pastedown, text block a little shaken in the case, otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. The publication of 'A Study In Scarlet' is as follows; The first appearance was in Beeton's Christmas Annual, [November 1887] FIRST EDITION (in book form, with six line drawings) published July 1888 (reprinted March 1889). SECOND EDITION (with 40 illustrations) published December 1891. NB; Confusingly, the second edition has a printed leaf noting the edition as the 'Third Edition, Illustrated'. This is because the Beeton's Annual is listed as the first edition, thus the 'first' edition of 1888 becomes their 'Second edition' and the second becomes the 'third'. The bibliography as set out above is correct; the Beeton 'edition' being an appearance, and not the first edition in book form. The same rule applies to other Sherlockian titles such as 'The Sign of Four', (which first appeared in Lippincott's Monthly) and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (first appearing in the Strand Magazine). De Waal. Green & Gibson [A1c]. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        ENSAYO SOBRE EL ARTE DE NAVEGAR POR DEBAJO DEL AGUA.

      Introducciones por F. Mañé y Flaquer y José Pascual. Imp. Henrich y Cia. Barcelona, 1891 - . 32 cm. 1 retrato del autor, XXIII- 237 pág., 2 h. y tres estados plegados con los planos del Ictineo de Monturiol. Enc. en media piel conserva la cubierta original. Navegación. Submarino. Ictíneo. Aeronàutica i navegació Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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