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        POEMS: SECOND SERIES, AND POEMS

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

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

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

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        The White Company.

      Smith, Elder, London. 1891 - First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp viii, 311; vi, 302; vi, 277. Period binding of half dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, red leather title- and volume-labels lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Only 750 copies were printed of Doyle's mediaeval romance. Covers slightly marked. Prelims and edges spotted. Very good set. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Grundlagen der Chemie. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von L. Jawein und A. Thillot.

      St. Petersburg, Ricker, 1891. - (24 x 16 cm). (4) 1126 (1) S. Mit 3 (1 gefalteten) Tabellen. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines der Hauptwerke des bedeutendsten russischen Chemikers, der besonders durch das von ihm entwickelte periodische System der Elemente berühmt wurde. - "This book contains the important discovery first published by the University of St. Petersburg in 1869. In it the author presented his arrangement showing the periodic character of the elements and their atomic weights" (Dibner). - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt und stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Titel mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag und verso gestempelt, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff IV, 987; Dibner 48 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Violet Moses

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

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - MILLER Henri (1891-1980), écrivain américain. L.A.S. adressée à Julius CAIN, Directeur de la Bibliothèque Nationale. Big Sur, 12 août 1948. 1 p. in-4, en-tête à son nom et adresse à Paris. Enveloppe timbrée. Il sollicite un article sur son livre réalisé avec le peintre israélien Bezalel Schatz, Into the night life, et dont un exemplaire est à la disposition de Cain chez Mme Voilier, directrice des éditions Denoël. Il lui demande également s¿il a lu Bourlinguer de CENDRARS « où il y a un chapitre sur ce fameux libraire Chadenat de Paris ». Charles Chadenat avait été le propriétaire gérant de la Librairie américaine et, à sa mort, le fonds de la librairie fut vendu aux enchères entre 1942 et 1956.

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        John Leech. His Life and Work

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Group of Noble Dames

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        DERNIER ABBE

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

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        Representative American Yachts. A Collection of One Hundred Views

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

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        Intentions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ENSAYO SOBRE EL ARTE DE NAVEGAR POR DEBAJO DEL AGUA.

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

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        Leaves of Grass

      David McKay 1891-92 - ".Walt Whitman published Ñ at his own expense Ñ the first edition of 'Leaves of Grass', a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as 'immoral.'" [Pub. Info] "The death bed edition", carrying the label, "Complete." The book is in Fine condition; Green cloth. Includes: 'Leaves of Grass', 'Goodbye My Fancy'; 'Sands at Seventy'; 'A Backward Glance O're Travel'd Roads'; and, 'Portrait from Life' among other poems. The book is in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

      London: Macmillan 1891 - Full morocco, 8.25 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and to the boards. Gilt top edge, the rest deckled. Watered silk endpapers. A fine edition on hand made paper limited to just 250 copies. Slight rubbing, overall a fine copy of these works by this great philosopher, statesman and essayist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA and the return with Emin Pasha. Translated from the original Italian manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr. L. Walter Savage Landor. With upwards of one hundred and fifty illustrations, coloured plates, and four maps. In Two Volumes.

      Vol, I: xxi, [1], 376 pages. Three maps in pocket on rear board. Vol. II: xv, [1], 347 pages. Map in pocket on rear board. Original pictorial brown cloth with gilding in silver and gold. Octavo. First edition Some spotting at start and end in both volumes; else an excellent, bright set.

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

      London, Ward, Lock, Bowden, & Co., 1891, 1891. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION First fully illustrated edition. 8vo., pp. 224 + (24) catalogue. Bound in publisher's quarter scarlet cloth, gilt titles to spine, beige buckram boards titled in red, patterned end-papers. With several black and white in-text and full page illustrations. Moderate wear, especially to spine panel, bumping to extremities with some edgewear, soiling to the cloth. Internally clean, printed on high quality paper. Front inner hinge starting at joint. A good-very good copy, with a modern cloth jacket, titled in gilt. The first fully illustrated edition of the first Sherlock Holmes novel appeared in December 1891. The publication of 'A Study In Scarlet' is as follows; The first appearance was in Beeton's Christmas Annual, [November 1897] FIRST EDITION (in bookform, with six line drawings) published July 1888 (reprinted March 1889). SECOND EDITION (with 40 illustrations) published 1891. NB; Confusingly, the second edition has a printed leaf noting the edition as the 'Third Edition, Illustrated'. This is because the Beeton's Annual is listed as the first edition, thus the 'first' edition of 1888 becomes their 'Second edition' and the second becomes the 'third'. The bibliography as set out above is correct; the Beeton 'edition' being an appearance, and not the first edition in bookform. The same rule applies to other Sherlockian titles such as 'The Sign of Four', (which first appeared in Lippincott's Monthly) and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (first appearing in the Strand Magazine). De Waal. Green & Gibson [A1c]. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        The Aborigines of Central Australia, with Vocabularies of the Dialects spoken by the Natives of Lake Amadeus and of the Western Territory of Central Australia

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, 1891. Octavo, 51 pp., small chip out of the initial half-dozen leaves, library ticket on title-page; very good in attractive modern green half calf. Willshire revised and updated. Scarce Adelaide-printed pamphlet on the customs and language of the central Australian tribes by William Henry Willshire (1852-1925. This work is based on his earlier 1888 publication but completely revised and extended to the extent that it is effectively a new work: particularly notable are the many additions to the various vocabularies.

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

      London, Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., 1891, 1891. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, being the first fully illustrated edition. 8vo., pp. 224, with several black and white in-text and full page illustrations. Printed on high quality paper. Bound in old red straight-grained morocco-backed boards with gilt titles. Some acceptable wear and soiling to covers, one chip to headcap, single name 'Alwood' to pastedown. A used but very good copy of this important edition. The publication of 'A Study In Scarlet' is as follows; The first appearance was in Beeton's Christmas Annual, [November 1897] FIRST EDITION (in book form, with six line drawings) published July 1888 (reprinted March 1889). SECOND EDITION (with 40 illustrations) published December 1891. NB; Confusingly, the second edition has a printed leaf noting the edition as the 'Third Edition, Illustrated'. This is because the Beeton's Annual is listed as the first edition, thus the 'first' edition of 1888 becomes their 'Second edition' and the second becomes the 'third'. The bibliography as set out above is correct; the Beeton 'edition' being an appearance, and not the first edition in book form. The same rule applies to other Sherlockian titles such as 'The Sign of Four', (which first appeared in Lippincott's Monthly) and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (first appearing in the Strand Magazine). De Waal. Green & Gibson [A1c]. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        Manuscript titled "Notes on Photography".

      London? 20th April 1891 - 8vo., 93 written pages (approx. 10,500 words) written in one neat hand, bound in contemporary half black roan morocco. A comprehensive manual of every stage in the photographic process dated 1891 and therefore compiled towards the end of the Wet Collodian plate process period (the next phase, that of the Dry Collodian plate process, was initiated in 1894 by Robert Norris). The manual contains detailed notes on the collodionising of photographic plates; exposure rates; outdoor and indoor lighting; technical tips on landscapes and portraiture; developing with Pyro, Bromide and Ammonia; fixing and toning baths; silver printing and mounting; platinum printing; enlarging on bromide; carbon printing; zinc work; transparencies; albumen and enamel printing. At the rear of the volume are two pages of instructions to determine the F-stop steps of lenses, complete with the appropriate mathematical formulae. Tipped inside is an unsigned holograph sheet of notes on etching in a different hand written at a later date (early 20th Century) on the headed notepaper of the School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography at 6 Bolt Court in Fleet Street, London. This manual is self-evidently the product of one with an all-embracing knowledge of photographic techniques in the last years of the 19th Century and as such offers valuable insights into the methodologies of the period.

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        Cranford

      1891. One of the Great Pre-Feminist NovelsBy One of the Great Female British NovelistsIn a Beautiful 'Kelliegram' Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING] GASKELL, Mrs. Cranford. With a Preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London and New York: Macmillan & Co., 1891. Hugh Thomson-illustrated edition. Octavo (6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in; 176 x 114 mm). xxx, 297, [1] pp. 111 black and white illustrations including frontispiece, head- and tailpieces, and historiated initials. Contemporary binding by Kelly & Son (stamp-signed Kelliegram Binding London) to rear turn-in full green morocco with a portrait inlay of Mr. Jenkyns, partially reproducing the illustration on page 108, in black, blue, grey, dark and light brown, and ivory calf against a charming pictorially gilt village background to upper cover. Lower cover with pictorial inlay of a sedan chair in blue, light and dark brown, and grey calf. Raised bands with gilt dots, compartments with gilt panel within gilt borders. Turn-ins with gilt rules and gilt corner pieces. Red cloth liners and end-leaves. All edges gilt. Minimal sunning to spine. A beautiful and very fine example.Cranford, which originally appeared as a serial in Charles Dickens' magazine, Household Words, 1851-53, and saw its first publication in book form in 1853, is "a series of linked sketches of life among the ladies of a quiet country village in the 1830s...The greatest charm of Cranford, which has kept it unfailingly popular, is its amused but loving portrait of the old-fashioned customs and 'elegant economy' of a delicately observed group of middle-aged figures in a landscape" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), a "strong and independent-minded woman" (The Feminist Companion to Literature), was an important proto-Feminist writer who often tackled unorthodox subjects in her novels. Cranford, for example, concerns a community of spinsters who glory in their freedom from male interference. Mrs. Gaskell was "'..the most popular, with small question, the most powerful and finished female novelist of an epoch singularly rich in female novelists'" (Enclyclopedia of British Women Writers, p. 264, citing Mrs. Gaskell's obituary in The Athenaeum)."Critical awareness of Gaskell as a social historian is now more balanced by awareness of her innovativeness and artistic development as a novelist. While scholars continue to debate the precise nature of her talent, they also reaffirm the singular attractiveness of her best works" (ibid) of which Cranford is one.The beautifully inlaid and colorful "Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century…The development [during the 1880s] that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, Kelliegram Bindings, http://www.brynmawr.edu/Library/mirabile/mirabile2/kelliegram.html).

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        La Porcelaine Tendre de Sevres. Avec une Notice Historique (With an Historical Introduction) by Edouard Garnier

      Paris: Maison Quantin, 1891. First edition. 50 chromolithographic plates by Gillot, heightened with gold, representing 250 water-colour subjects after the originals. Historical preface 31 pp., including table of makers' marks and monograms. 1 vols. Royal Folio. In blue cloth portfolio as issued. Each plate has detailed scholarly annotations in margins, not affecting images save in four plates. Table in text also bears ink annotations. Superb Album of Sévres Porcelains

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        THINGS JAPANESE: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected With Japan for the Use of Travellers and Others.

      A CLASSIC REFERENCE ON ALL THINGS JAPANESE London 1891, - Kegan. Cloth, very good, 503p., color fold outmap, index, with Lafcadio Hearn reference, bibliography.SECOND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Complete Works of John Ruskin in twenty-six volumes. Cplt. in 26 volumes. With numerous illustrations. Contains: Vol. 1-3: The Stones of Venice; Vol. 4: The Poetry of Architecture / Poems / Giotto and his Works in Padua; Vol. 5: The Seven Lamps of Architecture / Lectures on Architecture and Painting / The Study of Architecture; Vol. 6: Sesame and Lilies / Unto this Last - The Queen of the Air / The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century; Vol. 7-10: Fors Clavigera. Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain; Vol. 11: Proserpina / Ariadne Florentina / The Opening of the Crystal Palace; Vol. 12: St. Mark's Rest / Lectures on Art / The Elements of Perspective; Vol. 13: The two Paths-Love's Meinie / Val D'Arno and The Pleasures of England; Vol. 14: Mornings in Florence / Time and Tide - The Art of England / Notes on the Construction of Sheepfolds; Vol. 15: The Crowd of Wild Olive / Munera Pulveris - Pre-Raphaelistism / Aratra Pentelici; Vol. 16: The Ethics of the Dust / Fiction, Fair and Foul / The Elements of Drawing; Vol. 17: Deucalion / King of the Golden River / The Eagle's Nest; Vol. 18: Arrows of the Chase. Being a Collection of Scattered Letters published Chiefly in the Daily Newspapers 1840-1880; Vol. 19: The Laws of Fesole / A Joy Forever - Our Fathers have told us and Inaugural Address; Vol. 20-24: Modern Painters; Vol. 25: Hortus Inclusus / In Montibus Sanctis - Coeli Enarrant / Notes on various Pictures; Vol. 26: Praeterita. Outlines of Scenes and Thought, perhaps Worthy of Memory, in my past Life.

      Philadelphia: Reuwe, Wattley & Walsh 1891.. Orig. Leinwandbände mit orig. Leinwand-Schutzumschlägen, jeweils mit Rückenschildchen und Kopfgoldschnitt (berieben und bestoßen, bei 2 Bände ist das Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt, jeweils ein kleines gestochenes Exlibris für Thomas Earle White auf dem vorderen Spiegel [= Innendeckel] und 2 Bände mit dessen Signatur auf dem Vorblatt, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). Gr.-8. / Orig. cloth with orig. cloht-dustjacket (something rubbed and bumped, the inner front hinge of two volumes slightly damaged, each volume with a small exlibris for Thomas Earle White on the endpaper and the first two volumes with his signature, otherwise good and clean copies). Gr.-8°. fest gebunden. Edition de Luxe. Strictly limited to 550 copies, of which this is No. 96. Each with an original signature in ink by the editor or an employee of the United States Book Company. - NOTE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE EU: Please contact me to check out the correct shipping costs, the advertised shipping costs are maybe to high or to less. Thank you.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Dr. Lorenz Kristen)]
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        Doktor Hellmuts Donnerstage

      Milwaukee: Freidenker Publishing Co, 1891. Bertha von Suttner was an Austrian novelist and pacificist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905, making her the second female Nobel recipient after Marie Curie. This American edition, published by the press of the local Milwaukee German Freethinker settlement, and appearing the same year the author founded the German Peace Society, strangely precedes the German edition by a year. Suttner, apart from her pacifist activism, is best known for her best-selling novel Die Waffen Nieder ("Lay Down Your Arms," 1889). This title is an exceedingly obscure novel, very often entirely unmentioned in biographical works on the author. First edition, small octavo (19.75cm.); original tan decorative wrappers printed in red and black; 179pp.; text printed in blackletter. Upper wrapper separated, shallow chips along wrapper edges not affecting text; interior fine. Good and sound.

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        The White Company

      New York: M J Ivers & C0., 1891 Paper back book bound in dark and light blue and white, Ivers' American Series # 253. Cover states published on July 24th, 1891 and as such this copy predates the first English edition by three months. This copy with 334 pp and text of last page being identical to the first edition. Green and Gibson in their bibliography note this pirated edition and date but their comment on this date it on July 25, not the 24th as on the cover. Their hypothesis is that only the covers were dated as such to escape the new copyright laws. This copy with both covers chipped and the rear being detached. Pages are tanned but supple. Covers rather frail. An interesting dilemma, is this, a pirate, the true first? Could it be unique?

      [Bookseller: Kerkhoff Books Div KSI]
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        Leaves Of Grass Including Sands at Seventy...1st Annex, Good-Bye my Fancy...2nd Annex, A Backward Glance O'er Traveled Roads, and Portrait from Life

      Philadelphia: David McKay. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1891. Hardcover. Green paper-covered boards with titles in gilt on upper board and spine, top edges gilt, others deckle, publisher's original printed dust wrapper; engraved portrait. Corners bumped and rubbed, a little fading at the lower board edge, faint tide mark at the spine bottom, internally with a few marginal pencil marks, else fine, bright and sharp; the jacket with a corresponding tide mark at the spine bottom, a couple of tiny chips out at the spine head, rubbing to the spine, and a minor stain on the rear panel, but overall lovely and bright; Undated, last copyright listed as 1891 (the "Deathbed Edition") , but personally confirmed by Myerson to be an undated printing issued in 1896 with an unrecorded original publisher's dust jacket, perhaps the earliest known dust jacket for LEAVES OF GRASS. (Myerson's earliest notation of a known dust-jacket for this title is the 1900 edition - see Myerson C8-1B and also Tanselle 96.83.) A lovely copy of the definitive edition in an unrecorded jacket .

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        Four Frenchwomen

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Second edition. 50 extra plates, viii, (4), 207 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Full blue morocco by Root & Son, gilt-ruled boards and spine, with fleur-de-lis accents, t.e.g., some spotting to front board, in the slipcase. In addition to portraits of the four protagonists, Charlotte Corday, Madame Roland, Princess de Lamballe, and Madame de Genlis, there are portraits of Danton, Marat, Robespierre, Louis XVI and other figures of the French Revolution, as well as of Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton. A handsome volume.

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        Histoire du Luminaire depuis l'Époque Romaine jusqu'au XIXe siècle

      Paris: Alphonse Picard, 1891. First edition. 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en deux teintes. Illustrations de M. Émile Solvet avec le concourse de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu. vi, 702 pp. 1 vols. Thick 4to. Decorated boards. Original wrappers bound in. Recased, spine repaired. Boards somewhat toned, Internally Fine.

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        Histoire du Luminaire depuis l'Époque Romaine jusqu'au XIXe siècle

      Paris: Alphonse Picard, 1891. First edition. 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en deux teintes. Illustrations de M. Émile Solvet avec le concourse de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu. vi, 702 pp. 1 vols. Thick 4to. Decorated boards. Original wrappers bound in. Recased, spine repaired. Boards somewhat toned, Internally Fine.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Jadis et naguère

      Second edition, partly original, one of 100 copies printed on white laid author. Binding to bradel half percaline fir, smooth back with a gold finial, date and double fillet golden tail, flat marbled paper, upper corners bumped, covers preserved, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Alice Densmore. Beautiful specimen pleasantly established. Léon Vanier Paris 1891 12,5x19cm relié

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        Dette de haine

      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." Paul Ollendorff Paris 1891 12x18,5cm relié

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        Atlas of Massachusetts

      GEO H. WALKER CO, BOSTON 1891 - compiled under the direction of O.W. Walker C.E. Assistance rendered by more than one hundred prominent civil engineers and surveyors, referred to on page 3.oblong folio. 231 f. 56 maps, 28 plans Limp pebbled calf over canvas, rolled. The portable roll-up issue with 231 maps on 115 pages plus title. Binding leather flaking and some maps torn in two. Thin coated wove paper thus outer margins flaking. Restorable and complete.

      [Bookseller: Murray Hudson]
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        LES PRINCIPAUX MANUSCRITS DE CHANTS GREGORIEN, AMBROISIEN, MOZARABE,GALLICAN - PUBLIES EN FAC SIMILES PHOTOTYPIQUES / TOME 2 DE LA PALEOGRAPHIE MUSICALE : LE REPONS-GRADUEL JUSTUS UT PALMA - d'après + de 200 antiphonaires manuscrits d'origines diverses.

      IMPRIMERIE SAINT PIERRE 1891 - R320067768: 88 pages augmentées de 107 planches - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied - plats et contre-plats jaspés - titres et tomaison dorés sur 2 pieces de titre . 2 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. NOTA : La Paléographie musicale est une série de publications, composée principalement des photographies et des fac-similés de manuscrits, et fondée auprès de l'abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes en 1889 par Dom André Mocquereau, afin de promouvoir les études scientifiques et la restauration du chant grégorien In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cultura dell'olivo in Italia. Notizie storiche, scientifiche, agrarie e industriali

      Tip. Di Mariano Ricci,, Firenze, 1891 - Cm. 27, pp. xi (1) 427 (1). Con antiporta su doppia pagina raffigurante la Madonna e 25 splendide tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia, stampate su carta forte. Preziosa legatura d'amatore in piena pelle (d'inizio novecento?), dorso a nervi con filetti e titoli in oro, piatti interamente decorati da motivi geometrici e floreali. Dentelles interne e sguardie in seta. Taglio di testa dorato. Esemplare con poche e leggere fioriture, complessivamente fresco, in eccellente stato di conservazione e non rifilato (come è raro per quest'opera). Impreziosito inoltre da una legatura assai decorativa, verosimilmente eseguita in una bottega italiana per l'occasione di un importante regalo. Insuperata monografia sull'olivo munita delle celebri tavole del pittore e litografo belga François Stroobant. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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