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        Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose,

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1891 - Folio. 24 chromolithographed sheets (including the title page) printed on one side only in full color on heavy paper. The binding is a green cloth spine and rear board, printed paper upper board showing Little Miss Muffet. The upper board is worn at the edges and corners, and there is an old gift inscription on the front free endpaper, else this is a very good copy, with only the occasional light soil to a few of the plates and a scarce book by one of America's first popular women artists. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Hospitals and Asylums of the World: Their Origin, History, Construction, Administration, Management, and Legislation I Asylums- History and Administration II: Asylum Construction with Plans and Bibliography III: Hospitals- History and Administration

      London: J & A Churchill. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Volume II with internal hinges cracked at fep. Contents firm. Teg. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking. 1891. First Edition. Quarter leather maroon cloth cover with bevelled edges. 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). xiv, 701pp; xviii, 348pp; xxiv, 944pp. Fold out plans. With Plans of the Chief Medical Institutions Accurately Drawn to a Uniform Scale, In Addition to Those of all the Hospitals of London in the Jubilee Year of Queen Victoria's Reign. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        1891 Une Famile d'artistes: Les Ozanne C. AUFFRET FIRST

      3f3aeb281ffd52bc1828f10e261c37c&field=ti&terms=Une%2520Famille%2520dartistes%2520brestois%2520au%2520XVIIIe%2520sie`cle.%2520Les%2520Ozanne.> 1891 - A scare copy of Auffret's work on the Ozanne family's work of the Eighteenth Century which includes numerous examples of their work. First EditionIn FrenchBound in paper with gilt letteringNicolas Ozanne (1728-1811) was one of the artists in the Ozanne family. He was a French draughtsman, engraver and marine engineer. He was a precocious draughtsman and at the age of ten was working at the Arsenal in Brest. In 1750 he was named drawing-master of the Gardes du Pavillon Amiral et de la Marine in Brest. Entrusting his appointment to his younger brother Pierre Ozanne (1737-1813), he was called in 1751 to Versailles to participate in the publication of the series of drawings and engravings entitled the Voyage du Roi Louis XV au Havre en 1749. He made contact with Parisian artists and the engineers and high functionaries of the Ministere de la Marine. In 1755-6 he had the chance to accompany Joseph Vernet to southern France when the latter painted his views of the Ports of France for Louis XV. He received the appointment of Dessinateur de la Marine in 1756 and published the Marine militaire ou recueil des differents vaisseaux qui servent la guerre (Paris, 1762), a volume of didactic engravings. He was also named maritime instructor to the princes of the royal family and in 1769 became Inginieur Ordinaire de la Marine. He produced numerous drawings, watercolours and engravings, among them two views of Paris (Navigation de barques et chalands sur la Seine devant les Tuileries and Les Chantiers du quai de la Grenouillre, lors de la construction d'un grand navire; both pen and black ink and black wash) now in the Musee Carnavalet, Paris. He is best known for his countless maritime drawings (views of French ports, naval battles, illustrated treatises on naval construction), some published as prints, the originals of others housed for the most part at the Musee de la Marine, Paris, and the Cabinet des Dessins, Musee du Louvre, Paris. Condition: The binding is firm. The outer hinges are starting slightly. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and some rubbing. The front inner hinge is slightly strained and there are amorialbookplates on the pastedowns. Internally the pages are generally clean with some browning to the edges and some mild intermittant spotting which is mostly towards the front of the book. Some of the pages have been reinforced. There is also some mild offsetting from some of the plates, and the previous owner hasfixed some pages from another book on the Ozannes into the text. Overall the condition of the book is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Polnoe sobranie sochinenii... Sostavlennii K.K. Sluchevskim'.

      St Petersburg, S. Peterburg, Panteleyev Brothers 1891-1892.. 12 tomach / volumes. Octavo. I: 528 p.; II: 588 p; III: 669, II p.; IV: 476 p.; V: 512 p.; VI: 616 s.; VII: 621, II p. VIII: 560 p.; IX: 456, 2 nn. p.; X: 424, 4 p.; XI: 523, 4 p.; XII: 875, IV p. Engraved portrait and facsimile letter in volume I. Comtemporary half calf binding. In a general very good condition, volume XI and XII with minor fixed chippings of heads, and the title page of volume XII with a 3cm restored tear. The backside of volume VIII with a 2cm damage of the binding. With the stamped gilt initials (A.B.) on each foot of the spines. The binding is in a good condition, no marks, no stamps.... Rare and early complete edition on lightface paper, bound in a uniform contemporary Russian binding. Fourth edition, 10 years after his death in 1881. Vol I and III and VIII dated 1892, all others 1891. Provenance: Germany.

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        The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend

      Walter Scott, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1891 - The Complete 5-volume set. Rebound, c1980, in full cloth (light tan). Quarto. Fine, bright, unmarked set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PTERIDOPHORA ALBERTI - The King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise

      London 1891 - This splendid hand-colored, folio size lithograph from Richard Bowdler Sharpe’s outstanding work “Birds of Paradise" is in excellent condition, measures 14 ¾” x 22” and magnificently displays the author's scientific skill and attention to detail. Richard Bowdler Sharpe conceived of the idea for his exquisite work ‘Birds of Paradise’, published from 1891-1898, as a supplement to John Gould’s ‘Birds of New Guinea’, published in London from 1875 to 1888, was left incomplete on Gould’s death in 1881. The task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. The birds of paradise were so strikingly beautiful that Sharpe later issued what amounted to a sequel of this work, focusing on the most colorful and exquisite subjects. Sharpe’s Birds of Paradise are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. All of the bird prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Works

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1891. 11 volumes, octavo (198 ×125 mm). Finely bound by Tout in tan half calf, black morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces. Just a touch of rubbing to couple of spines and corners, an excellent set. The Riverside edition. The poetical works is in 6 volumes, the prose works in 2 volumes and Dante's Diving Comedy in 3 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler & Co., 1891.. [4],[4],108,[10]pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Rebacked at an early date with plain paper, upper wrapper wanting significant chips at corners (one piece is laid in), with clean tear up from bottom edge of upper wrapper parallel to spine and following the left frame of the pictorial vignette, smaller corner chip to lower wrapper, a few small nicks to prelims, but internally about very good. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First published edition, following the suppression of the 1890 edition under the same title, and with additions. Issued as no. XIV in Wheeler's Indian Railway Library series, preceding the printing with the dual Allahabad and London imprint. RICHARDS A52. STEWART 93. LIVINGSTON 70.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Brückmannsches Familienbuch. Nachrichten über die Familie Brückmann nach dem gesammelten Material in genealogischer Ordnung zusammengestellt für die Jahre 1891 bis 1904.

      Osterwiedt, Zickfeldt o. J.. 4° (26 x 20 cm). 5 Bll., 352 S., 10 S. Halbleder der Zeit, grün mit roten Lederecken, mit Rückenvergoldung. Mit Familienwappen als Frontispiz und mehreren Tafeln und Abbildungen sowie Handschriften in Faksimile und einer mehrfach gefalteten großen Stammbaumtafel im Anhang. - Etwas bestoßen. Innen am Kopf geringfügig gebräunt. - Mit Vorwort zur Familienchronik. Wahlspruch der Familie Brückmann "Immer voran". - Schöner Einband. - Die Stammeltern der Familie lebten in Harburg, ihr Grabmal befindet sich auf dem alten Garnison-Friedhof am Schwarzenberg. Wiedergegeben werden auch zahlreiche Dokumente und Selbstzeugnisse der Familienmitglieder bzw. über diese bis zurück ins 17. Jahrhundert..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Winfried Scholl]
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      London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1891.. Large octavo. Original publisher's vellum over boards, lettered in red and black. Head- and tail- pieces after engravings by Linton. Title-vignette. Attractive bookplate (and remains of another) on front pastedown, vellum slightly bowed and smudged, but a very good or better copy. First British edition, limited issue. One of thirty-five numbered copies on Japon vellum, specially bound, from a total edition of 330. Linton is credited on the half-title as editor and illustrator, but he of course was the composer of the poems as well. Scarce in this issue. NCBEL III:533.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Dictionary of Law, Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern

      St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1891. Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, the back board spattered, the rear joint just a bit cracked, but absolutely firm; a very good copy First edition of what has become the pre-eminent modern American law dictionary, "[whose] comprehensiveness . . . would elicit praise from the most exacting and give the work high value"; with a bibliographical list of previous law dictionaries

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        "Constitution for the State of Arizona as adopted by the Constitutional Convention, Friday, October 2nd, 1891. And address to the people of the territory."

      Phoenix: Herald Book & Job Print. 1891. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 28; orig. green printed wrappers; about fine. With a contemporary presentation in an unidentified hand at the top of the front wrapper: ""To the Hon. Ralph Carunn, Flagstaff, Arizona."" This document was rejected by Congress in 1891, and expressed the original intent of the inhabitants of the territory. In 1910, a second Arizona Constitutional Convention wrote the current constitution without the benefit of having a copy of the original one from 1891. Arizona was finally admitted into the Union in 1912. Not in Howes or Graff; 6 copies only in OCLC."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Gastronomische Bilder. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Speisen und Getränke, der Tischsitten und Tafelfreuden verschiedener Völker und Zeiten.

      . Leipzig. Weber 1891. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. XVI, 348 Seiten. Abbildungen und eine Falttafel. Roter Farbschnitt. Altersgemäß tadelloses Exemplar. Alter Name auf Vorsatz. (Kochbuch). Geprägtes Originalleinen..

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung Vietor GmbH]
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        Populäre Vorträge und Reden. Autorisierte Übersetzung nach der 2. Auflage des Originals. Band 1: Konstitution der Materie. (Mehr nicht erschienen).

      Mayer & Müller, Berlin 1891. 2 Bl., VIII, 342 Seiten mit 56 Holzschnittabbildungen. Halbleder der Zeit. - Gering berieben, Kanten beschabt. Etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar. - William Thomson (1824-1907), später Lord Kelvin, war einer der herausragenden Physiker des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er führte u.a. die nach ihm benannte Kelvin-Skala ein. Inhalt: Kapillaranziehung, Elektrische Masseinheiten, Maxwells sortierender Dämon, Wellentheorie des Lichts u.a. Von dem dreibändigen Werk "Popular Lectures and Addresses" ist auf Deutsch nur dieser erste Band erschienen. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kaner & Kaner GbR]
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        The illustrated London News, Vol. XCVIII. January to June 1891

      , London: Published by George C. Leighton, , 1891 , iv, 864 pages, Black and White Photographs and illustrations throughout, Contains articles and images on, Views in Alaska, Aristotle's lost Work, Ascot Races, Australian Defence ships, Map of Behring Sea and Part of Alaska, sketches at Beyrout, Biscaya Voyage from London to Siberia, Bombay Waterworks, Buffalo hunt in India, Sketches in Burmha, Busmen's Strike in London, Calcutta Volunteer Rifle's, Sketches in Chile, views in China and Tibet, Sketches at Damascus, Egyptian Antiquities, Sketches at Epsom, Naval Exhibition, Royal Academy Exhibition, Sketches in Georgia and Caucasus, Notes of Greek Travel, First Crossing of Greenland "Pictures from Nansen's Book", Labour Riots in Hungary, Views in Iceland, Jamaica Exhibition Palace, Launch of H.M.S Royal Arthur, Magazine Rifle Supplied to the British Army, Map of Behring Sea and Part of Alaska, Masonic Institute for Girls, Morocco Slave Traders, Amateur Photographers in China, Shakespeare on an Australian Sheep Run, Sketches in Siberia, Temple of Hera at the Olympia, Views in tibet and Western China, [Supplements] Colour Frontispiece "Jockey's of the Day", Summer Number at rear

      [Bookseller: Keogh's Books]
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        Geografia per tutti. Rivista quindicinale popolare per la diffusione delle cognizioni geografiche, diretta da Arcangelo Ghisleri.

      Cattaneo, Gaffuri e Gatti., Bergamo. 1891 - 5 voll., in 4°, m. pelle, pp. VII + 256 (1° vol. - anno I, dal n. 1 del 15 maggio 1891 al n. 16 del 31 dicembre 1891) + pp. VII + 384 (2° vol. - anno II dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio 1892 al n. 24 del 31 dicembre 1892) + pp. VII + 368 + 52 di "Viaggio allo Scioa, Abissinia meridionale, di E. Audon" (3° vol. - anno III dal n. 1 del 16 gennaio 1893 al n. 23 del 15 dicembre 1893) + pp. VIII + 384 (4° vol. - anno IV dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio 1894 al n. 24 del 31 dicembre 1894) + pp. VI + 384 (5° vol. - anno V dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio 1895 al n. 24 del 31 dicembre 1895). Lettere ai d. in o. La raccolta è arricchita da numerose inc. raffiguranti panorami, popoli, monumenti. e carte geografiche anche a colori. Lieve menda al d. del 1° , 2° e del 5° vol. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        The Economic Review: Complete in Twenty-Four (24) Volumes, 1891-1914

      Percival & Co./Rivingtons, London, 1891, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, The complete works of this early British learned economic journal which was published quarterly between 1881 and 1914 for the Oxford University Branch of The Christian Social Union. Includes writings by many names familiar to the modern historian of economic thought including: W.J. Ashley; W.H. Beveridge; J. Bonar; A.L. Bowley; Edwin Cannan; S.J. Chapman; A.W. Flux; L.L. Price; J.C. Stamp; R.H. Tawney; Sidney Webb; Beatrice Webb. Usual library markings. Most volumes bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands. Many later volumes bound in black buckram. Buckram volumes in good condition although all volumes bear varying degrees of external dustiness due to the partial disintegration of the leather on the leather-bound volumes which has produced considerable residue. Some leather backstrips partially loose. Gilt lettering upon all backstrips bears varying degrees of wear. Bindings generally sound. Leather volumes bear heavy external wear. Aside from the external soiling/dust, a worthy working compilation of this rare and interesting journal. Total weight approximately 90 pounds, Ex-Library

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        Terres Cuites Grecques

      Armand Colin, Paris 1891 - Folio. lvii. 98pp. Red illustrated vellum with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Raised gilt lined bands. Beveled edges. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers, illustrated half-title and title-page. Cartault studies Greek terracottas from private collections in France and museums in Athens. Text by Augustine Georges Charles Cartault (1847-1922). Illustrated with 37 sepia-toned reproductions from original photographs on 29 plates. "Terres Cuites Grecques photographiees d'apres les originaux des collections privees de France et des musees D'Athens." Minor scuffing and staining to boards. Heavy foxing to first and last few pages, sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French. Tight copy in very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A christmas carol in prose being a ghost story of christmas

      Troy, NY: Nims and Knight, 1891, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth pictorial. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages; Physical desc.: 120 p. ill., port (tissue guard) 25 cm. Subject: Fiction -- Fiction in English -- Christmas -- England.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Count of Monte Cristo (complete in four volumes)

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. These books are clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked. The nineteenth century book plate of Samuel Hoar of Concord, MA is on the front paste down of each book. The spines are lightly rubbed at the ends with some minor pull tears and mildly age darkened. They have black end papers and 394, 396, 402, 452 bright, clear pages, gilt edged at the top, illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece and bound in green cloth covered boards with elaborate dense gilt designs on the front and spine. There are gilt titles on the spine.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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        Memoires Du General Bon De Marbot - [Complete in 3 Volumes0

      Paris : Plon-Nourrit, 1891, Hardback, Third EditionFinely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 3 v. : ill. , ports. , facsim. (fold. ) ; 2 cm. Subject: France & Europe - History - 1789-1815. Napoleonic wars. Language: French. Troisieme edition. Half-title: Me´moires du Ge´ne´ral Baron de Marbot. Contents: v. 1. Ge^nes. Austerlitz. Eylau -- v. 2. Madrid. Essling. Torre`s-Ve´dras -- v. 3. Polotsk. La Be´re´sina. Leipzig. Waterloo.

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        The Great Earthquake In Japan, 1891

      , Yokohama, Japan: Published by Lane, Crawford & Co., , 1891 , approximately 88 pages, 10 pages of commenting on earthquakes, the areas of Japan illustrated are the prefectures of Aichi and Gifu, the commentary is followed by 29 black and white plates, on good sturdy paper, after each plate there is an unnumbered page of text related to the illustration, covering topics related to building in volcanic areas, survival, impact on railways and improvised medical facilities, plate XXIX is of the effects of earthquakes on buildings in Italy and Manila, the plates capture the emotional and physical effects of the event with sensitivity and clarity, photographs are by one of the authors, and Mr. Miyashita and Mr Nakamura, photographs reproduced into plates by Mr K Ogawa, at the end there is a map of Japan where the lines of volcanoes and isometric lines are shown

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        Principles of Economics. Volume I. Second Edition

      Macmillan, London 1891 - Volume two never appeared and thus this volume is complete. 8vo, xxx + 770pp. + [2] advertisements; a clean copy in the original publisher's cloth, very slightly shaken, rear joint worn, front free endpaper missing; contemporary owner's signature to front pastedown. Text block is clean, unmarked, and bright. Second edition, the first was published the previous year, one of 3000 copies, "This edition differs from the first only in points in detail, and in arrangement." [Batson, p.146; Keynes (33)] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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        A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1891. Together With Personal Reminiscences of the "Inimitable Boz" Therein Collected. Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Contemporary binding by Kelly and Sons with green hard grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments with onlaid flowers, boards with elaborate floral decoration in gilt and onlaid orange flowers and green hearts, green silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Spine and rear board faded, front hinge starting. An excellent copy in a deluxe binding. A luxurious copy with an intricate, colourful and beautifully inlaid binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 - 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 1 Kg. 240 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Buffalo Bill's Wild West; Chromolithographic Scenes from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

      Bruckmannsche Buchdrukerei, Munich 1891 - Oblong, original full red cloth with mounted front and back cover illustrations. Small red copyright stamp on front cover.Small unobtrusive paper wrinkle in upper left corner.Original souvenir from 1891 tour of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show featuring 11 chromolithographic scenes and two mounted cover illustrations. Captions are in English, French and German. "Printed in Bavaria" stamped on bottom of rear cover. RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        Conducted by J. Linden, Lucien Linden, Em. Rodigas and R. A. Rolfe.

      Brussels, Lucien Linden, 1891. Folio (365 x 280mm). Parts 1-12. With 48 fine lithographed plates (numbered 265-312). Contemporary publisher's printed wrappers. Forming volumes 1 & 2 of the English edition. The plates were lithographed by G. Severeyns and P. de Pannemaeker, the best Belgian lithographers of the period. Most of the plates were drawn by A. Goosens, who later collaborated with A.C. Cogniaux on an equally large project, the 'Dictionnaire iconographique des orchidées'./The French edition published from 1855 to 1906 contained 813 plates. The English edition starts with volume 7 of the French one. The plates have the running of the original French edition, they begin with 265 and end with 576.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        The Supreme Court of the United States: Its History - and Its Centennial Celebration, February 4th, 1890. Prepared under the Direction of the Judiciary Centennial History

      Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891 - Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Earl Warren / New York City / Sept 15, 1957." On September 4, 1957, Governor Orville Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to block 9 Afro-American students who had registered to attend Little Rock Central High School as a result of the Warren Court's decision on Brown vs. Board of Education in May, 1954. After several weeks of tension, on September 24 President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock to escort the students into Central High. He federalized the entire 10,000 member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Governor Orval Faubus. A marvelous association copy First edition. 4to. Profusely illustrated with 53 portraits of Supreme Court Justices, from paintings and photographs. xvi, 745 pp. Original blue cloth, with gilt-stamped seal of the US Supreme Court on upper cover, hinges cracked, rear cover and endpapers waterstained, internally near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Great Earthquake of Japan October 28th, 1891, Being a Full Description of the Disasters Resulting from the Recent Terrible Catastrophe, Taken from the Accounts in the "Hyogo News" by its Special Correspondent, and from other Sources

      , Kobe: Published by The Hyogo News, , 1891 , xviii, 47 pages, with frontispiece and 3 plates, 1 page preface by H. Tennant, a scarce book

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        Memoires de General Bon de Marbot [complete set ]

      Librairie Plon Paris 1891 - 3 vols., 8vo., with 3 fine frontispieces in photogravure (original tissue guards present) and a folding facsimile, some very light foxing (mainly marginal); handsomely bound in red cloth boards, early twentieth century red morocco backs with five raised bands and two compartments lettered in gilt, gilt tops, marbled endpapers, uncut, ALL ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS PRESERVED, some very light age-wear to extremities else a bright and most attractive set. The set comprises: I: Genes-Austerlitz-Eylau; II: Madrid-Essling-Torres-Vedras; III: Polotsk-La Beresina-Leipzig-Waterloo. Bound as a gifted presentation set for the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Tunbridge Wells, with the donor's neat inscription on front free endpapers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Aves (ex: Scientific results of the second Yarkand mission; base upon the collections and notes of the late F. Stoliczka). Published by the order of the Government of India.

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1891. Folio. pp. xviii, 153, (1), with 17 (instead of 24) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth (original printed wrappers bound within at the end). Fine Bird Books 107; Anker 465: "The ornithological collections were first treated by Allan Hume, but his manuscript was stolen and sold as waste paper. Altogether 350 forms are described, with synonymies and extracts of notes from the diary of Dr. Stoliczka and notes given by Colonel Biddulp in manuscript to Hume. The report also includes all the species obtained by Dr. Henderson and Dr. Scully and previously treated in publication by them. The work does therefore deal with the whole of material secured by the British expeditions into Central Asia". Most of the fine plates are by Keulemans and some by W. Hart. Library stamps on verso of plates, the lacking plates (i.e. nos. 5, 8-11, 16, 20) are supplied in coloured xerox-copies; else a good clean copy of this scarce work.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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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        Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter Mitwirkung von R. Buchta. (3 vol. set).

      Wien, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-1891. - (1st ed.). 3 vols. XVI+585+(1); XVI+560; XVI+740 pp. With 25 maps, 120 b/w plts., 185 ills., 2 fold. geneal. tables. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. quarter leather bindings with gilt spines, neatly rebound. (Old lib. stamp on verso of titles; all maps are present however not exactly between the pages as indicated in the index. Overall VG, clean copy). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Le dernier abbé.

      A. Ferroud 1891 - - A. Ferroud, Paris 1891, 16,5x25cm, relié. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Vieille Idylle

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1891. First Edition, presentation issue on vellum paper, signed by the publisher. 12mo. Hand-tinted title page, 12 drypoint plates and 20 ornaments by the author. 51, [3] pp. Full pink morocco, sides elaborately gilt, spine in six compartments, lettered on one, raised bands, gilt turn- ins, satin endpapers with embroidered roses a.e.g. Fine . With a charming original watercolor and pen and ink drawing of 9 characters from the book by the author/artist on the recto of the half-title, inscribed beneath: "à mon ami Pelletan, Louis Morin"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Architectural Antiquities Of The Isle Of Wight From the XIth to the XVIIth Centuries inclusive

      London: Published by the author, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter maroon morocco and red aubergine cloth. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 132, 206 pages. Folio, 38 x 29 cm. Two parts in one -- The East Medine and The West Medine. 150 plates, including two photogravures and a plethora of illustrations in the text. Many of the drawings to scale. List of Subscribers. Presents Domestic and Ecclesiastical architecture. Extensive Index. Contents clean and fresh. Bookplate, front cover crest in gilt of the Surrey County School, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, marbled endpapers, mild stains to front cover cloth.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes. In thirteen volumes

      London - Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1891 - A scarce set of the writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, one of the popular American 'Fireside Poets'. The Riverside Edition. Comprising: Volume I, entitled 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man his own Boswell'; Volume II, 'The Professor at the Breakfast Table: With the Story of Iris'; Volume III, 'The Poet at the Breakfast Table: He Talks with his Fellow Boarders and the Reader'; Volume IV, 'Over the Teacups'; Volume V, 'Elsie Venner'; Volume VI, 'The Guardian Angel'; Volume VII, 'A Mortal Antipathy: First Opening of the New Portfolio'; Volume VIII, 'Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881'; Volume IX, 'Medical Essays, 1842-1882'; Volume X, 'Our Hundred Days in Europe'; and Volumes XI-XIII, 'The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes: Volumes I-III'. Featuring tissue guarded portrait frontispieces of Holmesto Volumes I, IV, and IX. Complete in thirteen volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings, imitating half long grain morocco. Externally, some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generallybright and clean, with just the odd spot or mark, and occasional dusting to extreme outer margins. Some light foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The Defences of Norumbega and a Review of the Reconnaissances of Col. T. W. Higginson, Professor Henry W. Haynes, Dr. Justin Winsor, Dr. Francis Parkman, and Rev. Dr. Edmund F. Slater

      Boston And New York, Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1891. 1st and only edition. Description: iv, 84 p. : front., plates, maps (partly fold. ) ; 26 x 34 cm. Subjects: America --Discovery and exploration --Norse. Author's presentation copy with additional manuscript and photographic ephemera (from the author) loosely inserted An exceptional copy in the original gilt-blocked green buckram-covered bevelled boards. Particularly and uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Das Eisenbahn-Geleise. 2 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Engelmann, 1891-1902.. (29 x 21 cm). XL (2) 385 S./ 3 Bll., SS. 387-852/ IX, 277 S. Mit zus. 2340 Abbildungen. Original-Leinwandbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung (2) und Original-Halblederband (1).. Vollständiges Exemplar der wohl ausführlichsten Beschreibung aller Bereiche des Gleisbaus. - Die ersten beiden Bände beschreiben die geschichtliche Entwicklung und der dritte Band enthält den kritischen Teil. - Haarmann (1840-1913) "ist einer der ersten gewesen, der auf wissenschaftlicher Grundlage die Methoden des Gleisoberbaues für Eisenbahnen studierte und die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungen in die Tat umsetzte. Das Osnabrücker Gleismuseum... ist von ihm gegründet worden. Haarmann ist einer der Hauptvorkämpfer des Ersatzes der Holzschwellen durch eiserne Schwellen" (Matschoß, Männer der Technik). - Titel verso gestempelt. Ein Blatt geknickt und leicht eingerissen. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Rücken von Band 1.1 etwas eingerissen, sonst sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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      18 - [PHOTO ALBUM]. 88 HAND-COLORED 19TH-CENTURY ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN. The images, each of which is approximately 20.5 x 27 cm. (8 by 10.25 in.), cover the gamut of tourist scenes in and around Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Idzu, etc., but also include many unusual images that are not the standard fare. All but six of the photos have an English-language caption in the print that identifies the subject or view. Three images depict damage caused by the 1891 Mino-Owari Earthquake. One image, of the "Kioto Rapids", is present in duplicate. Photographers include Kinbei Kusakabe, Baron Raimund vov Stillfried, and Kihei Tamamura. The photographs are laid-down on heavy card mounts, one to a page, in a contemporary brown cloth album, [44] ff., 28.5 x 37 cm. (11.25 by 14.75 in.), with "JAPAN" stamped in gilt on the upper board. Some foxing to mounts and very occasionally, mildly to photos. The album has been professionally rebacked. A very good selection of photos in very good condition, attractively displayed.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        La Cour de Louis XVIII.

      Paris, Dentu 1891 - in-4, 568 pp., portr.-front., 23 pl., demi-maroquin havane clair à coins, dos à nerfs orné d'un monogramme répété, tête dorée, couv. cons. (rel. de l'époque). Exemplaire de Michel Ney, prince de la Moskowa, avec son chiffre répété au dos et son ex-libris.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        From Paris, Mark Twain writes the editor of ?Century Magazine? ? who published excerpts from ?Huckleberry Finn? six years earlier ? that a friend of his physician in Paris will be sending him ?a type-written Story. It is her daughter?s work??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?S L Clemens,? 1p, 5? x 8?. Paris, June 19 [1891]. To [Richard Watson] ?Gilder et al.? Ink blot by Clemens on ?J? of ?June.? Fine condition.In full, ?A Mrs. Coover will send you a type-written Story. It is her daughter?s work. Our physician brought it here, but I said my judgment would not be valuable, but that if she would send it to you I would write you a note. I suppose it will arrive about the same date as this. I shall expect to see you a week after the 1st July. Ys Sincerely.?

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Damaris: A Play in Four Acts [Original Typed Script}

      [Sherborne, England] 1891 - Paperback. Original typed manuscript of an unpublished play by Louis Napoleon Parker. Parker (1852-1944) was an important British dramatist and composer who was also well-known as a producer of civic and patriotic pageants. He was born in France and lived throughout Europe until, at age seventeen, he was sent to London's Royal Academy of Music and stayed on. During his long career he was known for his successful adaptations of French and foreign plays, and is particularly remembered for his dramatization of W. W. Jacob's story, "The Monkey's Paw." He also was commissioned to write a play about Disraeli specifically for the actor George Arliss. Arliss toured in its production for several years and later starred in a film version. There is no record of this play, Damaris, ever having been published or produced. This copy was typewritten at "Miss Dicken's Type Writing Office," with a few mss emendations. It was printed in four parts, each bound in its original brown wrappers with typed labels on the front covers. The cover of each part has the ownership inscription of the actress Alma Murray. Murray (1854-1945) was a successful and highly regarded English actress. This copy was undoubtedly given to her for her consideration. Some chipping and curling to wrapper covers, but in very good condition. Act I: 17 pages; Act II: 21 pages; Act III: 18 pages; Act IV: 17 pages. DRA/011312. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Autograph Letter Signed]: To Harvard President Charles W. Eliot (27 March 1891)

      Fremont, Ohio. 1891. Octavo. One page dated 27 March 1891 from "Spiegel Grove," Hayes summer home in Fremont, Ohio. Light crease at the top right corner, near fine. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell slipcase. A letter to Harvard President Charles Eliot, written in reply to Eliot's recommendation "in behalf of the application of Du Bois for aid from the Slater Fund in pursuing his education."W.E.B. Du Bois had just earned his Masters degree in history and sociology at Harvard and was convinced that "a careful training in a European University," would be "indispensable to my greatest usefulness." Both Eliot and Du Bois appealed directly to former President Hayes, who was then serving as Chair of John F. Slater Fund. Established in 1882 for the education of Freedmen in the South, the fund was specifically intended for individual African-Americans and schools devoted to industrial education. Du Bois's application was thus both unprecedented and daring. Hayes himself had openly questioned whether blacks, especially "historical students," could be trained in Europe. Despite these concerns, which he alludes to at the end of the letter, Hayes actively worked to help Du Bois win a $750 Slater fellowship that allowed Du Bois to study at the University of Berlin from 1892 to 1894, a period critical to Du Bois's intellectual awakening. Upon his return in 1895, Du Bois became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. An important letter that documents the crucial role played by Hayes and Eliot in the life of Du Bois. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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