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

      G.P. Putnams's, New York 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. 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 Publisher's blue decorated cloth, lettered in gilt. A brilliant set Frontispieces, 2 folding maps, and numerous illustrations. xiv, 381; [viii], 409 pp. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo First American edition from the British sheets. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Pasqua di Gea

      Libreria editrice Galli, Milano 1891 - In 16, cm 10 x 14,5, pp. 124 + (4). Brossura editoriale. Ottimo esemplare (pochi segni al dorso). Edizione originale della seconda opera di Pirandello, scritta in Germania e dedicata (con testo in tedesco) all'amica Jenny Schulz - Lander. Comprende 22 poesie di cui 3 gia' appparse in Psiche e in Gazzetta d'arte. Gambetti - Vezzosi, p. 686. ITA

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GVerdi").

      Mailand, 5. V. 1891. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An den Schriftsteller Edmondo de Amicis. So der Teufel ihm keinen Strich durch die Rechnung mache ("se il diavolo non mette le corna"), werde er am Samstag um 6 Uhr abends in Genua sein; weiters über ein Programm, da de Amicis gestalten solle: "No. 1. Peppina, 2. Comm: De Amicis, 3. Contadino de St. Agata [.]". – Zusammen mit einer Portraitpostkarte in Passepartout (210:296 mm); mit zeitgen. Numerierung in rotem Farbstift. Sprache: it

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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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        Cram's Imperial Office and Reference Atlas of the United States

      Cram Directory and Atlas Co. Chicago 1891 - Comprising a classified list of real estate agents, mortgage loan agents and investors, attorneys and collectors, notaries public, etc., Has 35 city maps,50 hand-colored State Maps and Indian Territories, 382 pages, marbled edges,brown cloth, gold embossed. Corners bumped, bot of spine pulled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Edinburgh / London: William Blackwood and Sons. First Edition.. Very good condition with some staining to the exterior of Volume I and III.. 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. 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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        Dictionnaire universel de cuisine et d’hygiène alimentaire - Modification de l’homme par l’alimentation

      1891. relié. Bon état. Paris, 1891. 4 volumes In/4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à fleurons et titres dorés, illustrations in-texte, 1931 p. Rares rousseurs. Fruit de dix années de travail, cet ouvrage répertorie par ordre alphabétique recettes, moyens réfrigérants, végétaux... bref, tout ce qui a un rapport avec l?'alimentation de l?'homme. Vicaire col. 356 pour la première édition de 1883.

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        La Force des choses EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Ernest Kolb, 1891. Fine. Ernest Kolb, Paris S.d (1891), 12x19.5cm, relié. - First Edition, one of the few copies on Holland paper paper only leading copies. Binding to bradel half red calico, smooth back piece as black morocco, small lack in head thereof, preserved covers, binding signed Henry Joseph, typical of copies from the library Goncourt. Autograph signed by the author Edmond de Goncourt: "In Master Edmond de Goncourt thoughtful tribute." He probably misses the first page of the binder. Paul Margueritte, a member of the Académie Goncourt first naturalist and writer, is near Edmond de Goncourt. It was one of the signatories of the Manifesto of the Five Earth against Zola and one of the regulars Grenier d'Auteuil. --- 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, un des quelques exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit manque en tête de celle-ci, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Henry-Joseph, typique des exemplaires provenant de la bibliothèque des Goncourt. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Edmond de Goncourt : "Au Maître Edmond de Goncourt hommage attentionné." Il manque probablement la première page de garde de la reliure.Paul Margueritte, membre de la première Académie des Goncourt et écrivain naturaliste, est un proche d'Edmond de Goncourt. Il a été l'un des signataires du Manifeste des Cinq contre La Terre de Zola et l'un des habitués du Grenier d'Auteuil.

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        The Saga Library

      London: Bernard Quaritch,, 1891?-1905. Done into English out of the Icelandic. 6 volumes, octavo. Original dark green morocco-grained quarter calf, green cloth sides, titles and decorations to spines and front boards gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 14 folding genealogical charts, one large folding map in end-pocket of Volume I. Bookplate of Albert E. MacColl to front pastedowns. A couple of spines very gently sunned, slight spotting to edges, prelims and endmatter. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of the Saga Library. The culmination of Morris's interest in the medieval literature of Iceland, the Saga Library was translated and edited by Morris together with his friend and scholar Eiríkr Magnússon (1833?-1913) and sought to make the material more accessible to an English-speaking public. Morris's passion for the sagas was strong enough to bring the untravelled author to Iceland, to travel by pony across rough often uninhabited terrain. "Morris travelled very little outside Britain. His two voyages to Iceland, in 1871 and 1873, must rank with his undergraduate tour of the Gothic cathedrals of France as the most influential journeys of his life" (ODNB).

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1891. Signed. TWAIN, Mark.Autograph Letter Signed.Arlington Hotel, Washington: January 16, 1891.Fine autograph letter signed by Twain, declining an invitation to participate in a public function. Attractively framed with a portrait of Twain.Twain's letter is addressed to Kate Foote, and reads: "Yours of day before yesterday has reached me from Hartford just as I am taking the train for home after my capitolian visit. I wish I could say yes—I would do it in a minute if the circumstances would allow it—but the recent deaths in our family circle forbid me to assist at any public function for the winter. I wish I had time to run around & have a glimpse of you, but train-time is too close at hand. Sincerely Yours, S.L. Clemens." At the time of this letter, Twain was anxiously awaiting word in Washington that a prospective investor, John Percival Jones, would exercise an option to create a parent company to produce and market Twain's infamous typesetting machine. By mid-February Jones pulled out of the deal, much to Twain's fury; it would not be until the end of 1894 that Twain would finally abandon the project, after losing a large part of his fortune in the endeavor. Fine condition.

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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.

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        Dictionary Law Containing Definitions,Terms, Phrases American, English Jurisprudence, Ancient & Modern Black's Law Dictionary

      WEST PUBLISHING, ST. PAUL, MN 1891 - MODERN LEATHER BINDING Original gilted lettered LEATHER LABEL APPLIED to spine. FIRST EDITION NOT A MODERN REPRINT Front end page inscription preserved. Yellowed pages with a few ink spots on endpages otherwise very clean. Index finger tabs. DATE PUBLISHED: 1891 EDITION: FIRST ED 1253 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oudheden van Java.: Lijst der voornaamste overblijfselen uit den Hindoetijd op Java met eene Oudheidkundige Kaart.

      Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschapen, Deel XLVI., Batavia Landsdrukkerij & 's Hage: M. Nijhoff 1891 - This interleaved copy has the bookplate and ownership signature of Dr. P.H. Pott, but before him it was owned by Dr. N.J. Krom who extensively annotated the inter-leaves with his revisions and notes. Bound in contemporary quarter calf, but without the separately issued map.

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        Marcelle Rabe EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1891. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1891, 11x18cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in black half shagreen, spine tooled raised florets five golden boards marbled paper, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Alphonse Daudet. Illustrated book with a frontispiece drawn on China Georges Rochegrosse. Rare spots, discreet restoration up a bit. Bookplate printed Madame Alphonse Daudet on the first guard. --- 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. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville à Alphonse Daudet. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice tiré sur Chine de Georges Rochegrosse. Rares rousseurs, une discrète restauration en pied d'un mors. Ex-libris imprimé de Madame Alphonse Daudet sur la première garde.

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        MAUD HUMPHREY'S MOTHER GOOSE

      - HUMPHREY,MAUD. MAUD HUMPHREY'S MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Frederick Stokes 1891. 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover rubbing, faint edge stain on some leaves and faint crease in frontis else tight and VG+. First edition. Each page is printed on one side only, on heavy paper. In all there are 24 full page color illustrations (including pictorial title) with nursery rhymes in calligraphic script. This is a lovely book by one of America's first popular women artists (and Humphrey Bogart's mother as well). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cruise of a Land-Yacht

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

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        Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & other stories

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co,, 1891. Crown octavo. Original orange paper boards, titles to spine and front board in dark red, decoration by Charles Ricketts to spine and boards in dark red. Housed in a purple linen chemise and matching quarter morocco slipcase. A little wear to spine ends and tips, hinges and spine cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 2,000 copies printed. This volume contains four short stories, the title story, The Sphinx without a Secret, The Canterville Ghost and The Model Millionaire.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Two pages on a halved-section of octavo-sized sheet (8" x 5") with original face of the cover envelope. December 31 [no date], but envelope post-marked 1891. To Mrs. Bryant, the wife of William J. Bryant, of which there are several letters from Christina on record to both William and his wife (esp. Bryn Mawr Special Collections, which has six), all regarding financial misfortunes. William Bryant served as literary secretary for Mackenzie Bell, biographer of Christina Rossetti. A fascinating letter, giving a clear picture of Christina's earnest in helping as well as her resolute and staunch commitment to offer sound advice without further enabling Mrs. Bryant toward failure. "Dear Mrs. Bryant, Your husband writes me a very painful letter. Pray do your very utmost to earn your won livelihood, which would seem not impossible as you have a trade. Or if work absolutely fails could you not try something different- charing or chasing for instance? or at the very worst, why not go into the House till the bitter winter is over? I feel some right to advise you because I have often helped you. Once more I enclose [underlined] 2/0 (P.S.), and I am sending you separately a balnket and one pair of flannel drawers..." She goes on to instruct Mrs. Bryant how to notify her when she has received everything. Signed with a postcript: "With every good wish, Sincererly yours, Christina G. Rossetti. My own health is causing anxiety just now. Do try to depend upon yourself whilst your Husband is amply cared for- it might seem less difficult." Three folds, very good. A scarce and fascinating look at the heart of Christina, along with her solidarity with women's rights, running against the discourse of the day.

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        The Little Minister

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1891 - First edition in book form, with half-titles and 16 pages of publishers' ads, on the first page of which is "5G.9.91" 232, [16, ads] ; 239; 232 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. First Edition, In Full Calf Binding. Barrie's sentimental tale of the young Scottish preacher who marries, loses, and regains his gypsy bride, this three-decker novel, considered one of Barrie's best works, was first printed in serial form in Good Words, Jan-Dec 1891. In 1897 it was made into a highly successful play starring Maude Adams. Garland 10 Attractive modern brown full calf binding, gilt fillets, panelled spine with contrasting morocco lettering pieces, inner dentelles gilt, by Bayntun; in brown cloth-covered slipcase. T.e.g., others uncut, a fine, bright copy 232, [16, ads] ; 239; 232 pp. 3 vols. 8vo First edition in book form, with half-titles and 16 pages of publishers' ads, on the first page of which is "5G.9.91". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Dette de haine EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff , 1891. Fine. Paul Ollendorff , Paris 1891, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper. Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth back, as part of black morocco, first retained cover plate, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot. Precious autograph signed by the author: "A Guy de Maupassant, friendly memory." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, premier plat de couverture conservé, élégante reliure pastiche signée de Thomas Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "A Guy de Maupassant, amical souvenir."  

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