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        L'argent -

      Bibliothèque Charpentier 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 445 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à la Bradel avec coins. Dos lisse avec fleurs dorées, filets dorés et date au talon. Couverture conservée. Entièrement non rogné. Reliure signée CARAYON. Petite faiblesse sur la coiffe supérieure. Bel exemplaire. Rarissime. ÉDITION ORIGINALE du dix-huitième titre des Rougon-Macquart. Un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du Japon. Il a été tiré en outre 5 exemplaires sur peau de vélin, puis 250 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. On a monté en frontispice un dessin original signé de Georges de Feure: encre et gouache.Peintre symboliste, Georges de Feure (1869-1928) fut aussi affichiste, dessinateur de mobilier et décorateur de théâtre. Il a notamment illustré en 1899 La Porte des rêves de Marcel Schwob. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

      London: Seeley & Co., 1891 pp. vi; 260; xxvi. Numerous illustrations, including many full-page, on heavy stock with tissue guards. Full blue leather with gilt tooling worn at edges and corners; the spine with gilt titles and tooling and with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and page edges. The book is filled not only with art commentary but it weaves, also, history and other notes. Some contents: Wiliam Hunt; Johannes Vermmer of Delft; The Present State of the Fine Arts in France; The Masters of Wood Engraving; The Lago di Garda; The Company of St. Luke, Florence; St. Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits; Cleaning a Fresco.. Full Leather. Very Good. 13.75" x 10".

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        Always Jolly! A Moveable Toybook.

      London; H Grevel & Co, 1886. 1891 - FIRST EDITION. Undated [1891]. Folio, unpaginated. 8 moveables in colour with facing text and each with movement tab: The Angler, The Naturalist, The Forgotten Latchkey, The Lion, The Elephant, The Portrait-Painter, The Musician and The Pianist. Printed paper-covered boards with recased with sympathetic new cloth spine. Small repair to lower edge of upper board; lower board surface soiled and lightly scuffed. Minor wear to edges. 2-inch unobtrusive closed tear to pocket edge of The Angler; a little offsetting from images to text, and a little scattered foxing and fingermarking. Some movables with minor repairs (Lion's tail etc). A bright, tight copy with complete moveables all in good working order. Condition: Very Good. An excellent example of the ingenious animated picture books of Meggendorfer, with cunningly constructed complex lever mechanisms. Scarce, particularly in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd ABA/ILAB/PBFA]
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        NEW LIGHT ON DARK AFRICA: Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition, its Journeyings and Adventures Among the Native Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza

      London Ward, Lock, and Co. 1891 - First Edition in English, translated from the German by H. W. Dulcken, Ph.D. Profusely decorated with a frontispiece portrait and 32 full-page plates, over sixty illustrations in text from designs by Rudolf Hellgrewe, and a large coloured map in a pocket at the end of the volume. Large, thick, royal 8vo, bound in the publisher's original beautiful red-clay coloured cloth with lettering and pictorial decorations on the upper cover and spine in gilt, black, blue-gray and white, glossy black endpapers. xviii, 597 pp. A very bright and attractive copy, and unusually so, quite fine and fresh, the cloth especially handsome with no fading and very little evidence of use or age, the text very clean and solid, inner hinges sometime neatly reinforced matching the colour of the cloth. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK, SELDOM FOUND IN FINE CONDITION. THE VERY ELUSIVE WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION LED BY GERMANY'S COUNTERPART TO HENRY STANLEY. It presents the story of the journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, by approaching from Africa s East coast. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. Although the expedition was avowedly formed to aid in the Emin Pasha relief effort, the intent was also to extend the sphere of German influence in Uganda and Equatoria. This expedition was not sanctioned by the German government and was regarded by the British authorities as a filibustering exploit. Reaching Uganda in early 1890, Peters concluded a treaty with Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda in favour of Germany. This roused the British ire and occasioned their effort to counteract his activities, and to gain further control over both Kenya Colony and Uganda. The book is most impressively illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New light on dark Africa: being the narrative of the German Emin Pasha expedition, its journeyings and adventures among the native tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza.

      Ward Lock London 1891 - First English edition. Royal 8vo., xviii, 597pp., frontispiece and 32 full-page plates, illustrations in text, large coloured map in pocket at end, original reddish-brown pictorial cloth gilt, a fine copy. "A German counterpart to Stanley's "In Darkest Africa", this represents Peter's journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, but approaching from Africa's east coast . This work is wonderfully illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes."- Czech. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. This roused the British, in an effort to counteract his activities, to explore both Kenya Colony and Uganda. Czech p128. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXHIBITION OF BOOKBINDINGS

      Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, England 1891 - large thick folio. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. xlii, (2) 132 pages followed by cxiii chromolithographed full-page plates with printed tissue guards. First and only edition of this magnificent book of bookbindings (Mejer 1261, Brenni 284, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 873). Illustrated with chromolithographs by William Griggs (1832-1911). (See Wakeman & Bridson, p.52). Introductory passages authored by Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) and Sarah Taverbain Prideaux. Includes 113 plates and a frontispiece, of which 111 are reproduced in color and many are embossed. Includes list of contributors. Breslauer (Uses of Bookbinding Literature, p. 25) notes: "In 1891 there took place the first really comprehensive loan exhibition of historical bookbindings, at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London. Almost 900 bindings, lent by the foremost British collectors, were shown and described by E. Gordon Duff and Sarah Prideaux in a large quarto catalogue which reproduced 152 of them on 113 plates, almost all in colour". As well as the excellent introductory remarks, providing a survey of the exhibition and highlighting the notable items, there are 3 appendices; the catalogue; and 3 indexes. The latter are index of binders; index of collectors and arms; and index of contributors. Rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. Title page and list of contibutors torn. Frontispiece lacking small piece in lower left corner, but only effecting the image slightly. Else a great book. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Rinconète et Cortadillo, nouvelle -

      Librairie artistique H. Launette et cie., Boudet 1891 -, Paris - 1 In-8 116 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Non rogné. Reliure signée BLANCHETIERE. Intérieur parfait. Edition ornée de belles gravures sur bois dans le texte d'après les dessins d'Atalaya dont 14 à pleine page. Excellent état Traduction et notes de Louis Viardot.TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin blanc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cranford

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London and New York 1891 - A unique copy, both a large paper edition and one with all the illustrations hand-colored. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. xxx, 297, [1] pp. We are not aware of any other copies with the Thomson illustrations having been hand-colored! The coloring was applied not just to the copious text illustrations but also the headers, decorative devices, etc. such as there are. The colors used are strong and deep, in keeping with the literalness and sentimentality of Thomson's illustrations, and the colors are enriched further with a generous application of gilt. The coloring transforms the engravings into pictures that come off as original artwork applied directly to the page, and bring a visual excitement to Gaskell's charming classic. The binding was executed by The French Binders of Garden City, New York. Condition: the morocco is rubbed along the spine bands, has a few soil marks and scratches, and is sunned on the spine. The interior is completely clean. The tissue guards are loose, as they have always been. These were not issued with the novel, we believe, but were inserted by the colorist. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        UP THE NILE "Photographie Artistique". Silvergilt medal, from the International exposition of photography, Paris 1892.

      Cairo, G. Lekegian & c. Photographers and editors, 1891. - Album in folio à l'italienne en percaline fauve (20 X 12 cm), 1er plat illustré d'un beau décor en noir, 95 photographies en N/B, légendées (4 par page), Testimonial from the Royal geographic society, vol. XIII, n°11 Novembrer 1891. Excellente condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Strand Magazine

      George Newnes 1891 - Period - July to December 1891 Volume II and January - June 1892 Volume III Description - First Editions - Voloume II in full leather binding and Volume III in its original cloth Price [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LEURA 1891-1991:

      - A centenary broadsheet commemorating the founding of Leura Village, set in 18 pt Bembo and printed in several colours on Magnani Incisioni, illustrated with six wood engravings, with central five-colour linocut of a Waratah, by Mike Hudson; 70 x 50 cm; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 1991. Number 45 of 50 copies, signed and dated by Mike Hudson. *A brief history of the early years of this Blue Mountains settlement, with six wood engravings illustrating aspects of events significant to its development. Together with announcement and prospectus.

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        THE LOST QUIPUS: A HISTORY

      Eden, Remington & Co., London 1891 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-274 [275: ad] [276: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. W. Carey, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in brown. First edition. "An ancient talisman (beads) lead to the discovery of the last remnant of the Children of the Sun, sequestered in a magnificent city in the Andes. Author has gone to some length in lending this tale historical verity . Rare and obscure title." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #316. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, several faint damp stains on front cover, inner front hinge a bit tender, still a very good copy. (#147318) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Angel Guerra

      Administración de La Guirnalda y Episodios Nacionales, Madrid 1891 - Holandesa época con nervios dorados 371-391-390 pags. 1ª edición. 3 volúmenes. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Pequeño sello de librería [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Russisch-türkische Krieg 1877 - 1878 in Europa.

      Wien, Konegen, 1891 - 1893. - 50 separate meist gefalt. lithograph. Karten und Pläne. Erste Ausgabe dieser klassischen und mit Kartenmaterial reich ausgestatteten Monographie über den Russisch-Türkischen Krieges. - Der russisch-osmanische Krieg von 1877/78 beendete die 500-jährige türkische Herrschaft über Bulgarien und führte zur Schaffung des Königreichs Bulgarien. Er wird deshalb in Bulgarien als Befreiungskrieg von 1877/78 bezeichnet und begründete die traditionelle Freundschaft zwischen den beiden slawischen Völkern der Bulgaren und Russen. - "In letzter Hinsicht kann das vorliegende Werk als ein Unterrichts-Mittel für Strategie, Taktik und alle sonstigen Zweige der Kriegs-Wissenschaft angesehen werden" (Vorwort). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Gr.-8°. OHLdr. (beschabt und etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 handschriftlich verfasste Briefe an den Astronomen Hugo Gylden. Signiert und datiert, jeweils auf Geschäftspapier des Observatoire de Paris und Bureau du Comité International Permanent pour l'Èxécution Photographique de la Carte du Ciel

      Paris, 28 Aout 1880 und 14 Février 1891. - jeweils 1 Blatt, Formate ca. 26,5x21 cm und 27x21 cm, ein Brief 2 Seiten beschrieben, Format ca. 21x13 cm. Der französische Astronom, Geodät und Admiral Ernest Amédée Barthélemy Mouchez (1821 - 1892) war von 1878 bis 1892 Direktor des Pariser Observatoriums. Mouchez trat 1839 nach Besuch der École Navale in die französische Marine ein, wurde 1848 Leutnant, 1867 Kapitän und 1878 Konteradmiral. Er war dort auf weltweiten Expeditionen mit hydrographischen und geodätischen Arbeiten beauftragt unter anderem an den Küsten von Südamerika, Ozeanien, dem Indischen Ozean, China, den Antillen und Algerien. 1873 wurde er Mitglied des Bureau des Longitudes. 1874 leitete er die Beobachtung des Venus-Transits auf der Sankt-Paul-Insel (Französische Süd- und Antarktisgebiete) und zeichnete sich dabei aus. 1887 initiierte er auf einer internationalen Konferenz in Paris ein Projekt zur photographischen Himmelskartierung (Carte du Ciel). Er organisierte in der Folge mehrere Konferenzen, um die Arbeit weltweit aufzuteilen und die gemeinsame Methode festzulegen. 1875 wurde er Mitglied der Academie des Sciences und Kommandeur der Ehrenlegion. An den Astronomen und Direktor der schwedischen Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm), alle leicht gebräunt und mehrfach einmal gefaltet. To the astronomer and director of the Swedish Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm). Admiral Ernest Mouchez (1821-1892), Director of the Paris Observatory, launched the Carte du Ciel enterprise, an international project aimed at realizing a photographic chart of the entire celestial vault through the collaboration of eighteen observatories. Ernest Mouchez (1821-1892). - Officier de marine et astronome. Depuis sa sortie de l'École Navale en 1839 jusqu'en 1874, il passa sa vie dans des expéditions sur mer, et acquit la réputation d'un excellent officier de marine, d'un géographe distingué et d'un habile astronome. Dans les campagnes qu'il fit dans les mers de Chine, de l'Inde et de l'Océanie, dans la mer des Antilles, en Chine, dans l'Amérique du Sud, au Brésil, il leva un grand nombre de plans de fleuves et de baies, et détermina les longitudes et les latitudes des principales localités qu'il visitait. En 1875, le Bureau des Longitudes confia à Mouchez l'organisation et la direction de l'Observatoire astronomique de Montsouris. En 1878, Mouchez fut nommé contre-amiral et directeur de l'Observatoire de Paris. Mouchez, après avoir, devant l'Académie des Sciences, le 18 janvier 1886, exposé les résultats des travaux des frères Henry, et après avoir constaté que la France, n'ayant pas d'observatoires dans ses colonies, ne pouvait seule exécuter la Carte du Ciel; après avoir dit que, cette oeuvre étant d'un intérêt scientifique universel, il était mieux qu'elle fût le résultat des travaux des plus éminents astronomes des diverses nations, proposa à l'Académie des Sciences, qui accepta, de provoquer une réunion des directeurs d'observatoires du globe et de savants de divers ordres, afin qu'ils s'entendissent pour choisir les stations et l'appareil photographique, et pour adopter une même échelle et une même méthode.

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        CHIGUSA NO HANA

      1891. Good. [BOTANICAL] Ko^no BAIREI, artist. CHIGUSA NO HANA. Tokyo, Tanaka Jihei, Meiji 23-24 [1890-91]. Vols 1-4, complete. String-bound, Japanese style, fukuro-toji, 24 X 16.1 cm. A total of 200 plates, some single and some double page, all printed in color woodcut, after designs by the important Meiji artist, Ko^no Bairei (1844-95). The first two volumes had appeared originally in b+w in 1889 and were reprinted with color blocks added, as here, the following year. Good colors and impressions, good condition, in the original covers, The first two volumes have their original printed title labels, volumes three and four do not.

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        Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia

      Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, 1891. Quarto, 22 pages plus numerous ruled interleaves. Flush-cut quarter cloth and papered boards; spine and rear cover a little unevenly sunned; an excellent copy. Printed at the head of the first page is the following: '21/6/91. Draft of a Bill as adopted by the National Australasian Convention, 9th April, 1891. Henry Parkes, President. F.W. Webb, Secretary'. This copy has the printed paper name-label 'Sir J.W. Downer' on the front cover: Sir John William Downer (1843-1915) was one of the South Australian delegates at the Convention. He has annotated 13 pages of the printed text (mainly marginal ticks against numerous numbered paragraphs).

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        Flusslandschaft in wolkenverhangenem Mondschein. Links unten signiert und datiert "G. Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1912"

      Format: 56 x 76 cm. Gerahmt in zeitgenössischem vergoldetem Stuckrahmen. *Atmosphärische Naturlandschaft im Mondschein bei bewölktem Himmel mit fein abgestuften Lichtschattierungen am Himmel und dem entsprechenden Lichtspiel im bewegten Wasser. Georg Hoffmann (1891-1975) war ein deutscher Maler und Grafiker in Stuttgart-Sillenbuch. Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule und an der Akademie Stuttgart. - Naturlandschaften und Gemälde im Mondlicht waren beliebte Motive von Hoffmann. - Lit.: Gert Nagel: Schwäbisches Künstlerlexikon, S. 59 / Vollmer Band 2, S. 465. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Sardia, A Story of Love

      Lee and Shepard, Boston - 1891. First edition. 8vo pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tips, else very good. Four pages of ads at rear. This copy INSCRIBED BY DANIELS on the front fly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        The Works of Hans Christian Andersen

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1891 - Twelve Volumes. (circa 1891). Early Edition. 16mo. Green cloth with embossed designs to covers. Gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Black and white illustrations. Twelve Volumes from a 13 Volume collection. First Volume missing. Includes: ÒThe Silver Shilling,Ó ÒThe Little Match Girl,Ó ÒThe Darning-Needle,Ó ÒThe Tinder-Box,Ó ÒThe Golashes of Fortune,Ó ÒThe Marsh KingÕs Daughters,Ó ÒEverythings In Its Right Place,Ó ÒThe Wild Swans,Ó ÒUnder the Willow Tree,Ó ÒThe Old Church Bell,Ó ÒThe Ice Maiden,Ó and ÒThe Will-OÕ-The-Wisp; amongst many other short stories. Good. Minor soiling to covers. Sunning to spines. Corners slightly bumped and worn. Binding tight. Textblock clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1891.

      1891 - London; George Routledge & Sons Limited. 1891. 12mo. Original yellow cloth-backed white pictorial boards, green endpapers, yellow edges, preserved in original mailing wrapper, printed in sepia; pp. [24]; beautifully illustrated throughout in woodblock colours; a fine copy preserved in exceptionally fresh condition and protected by the scarce wrapper which has very small wear to gummed tab. First edition. Schuster and Engen 11 (9a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN

      - POP-UP. (PANORAMA) BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN [BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST]. Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber (1891). 4to, (9 3/4 x 13"), pictorial boards, normal light shelf wear and slight creasing, VG+. This is a fabulous, lavish pop-up panorama in the same style and format of Meggendorfer's Circus. The panorama opens up accordion fashion to reveal six pop-up scenes. Each of the six panels features an elaborate three tiered pop-out showing different aspects of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. An exquisite and rare pop-up in excellent condition. [C] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephraim. Aquatintaradierung.

      61.8 cm x 45.5 cm, Min. gebrauchspurig, tadell. Links unten: betitelt, rechts unten signiert (nicht gut lesbar). [Freiburghaus, 243]. Auflage 30 Exemplaren, dieses ausserhalb der Nummerierung.- Fritz Pauli (1891-1968) begann 1906 eine Flachmalerlehre und arbeitete nach deren Abbruch bei einem Fotografen in Lausanne. 1909 kaufte der Maler Albert Welti von Pauli die Radierung Susanna I und empfahl ihn dem Lehrer von Karl Stauffer-Bern, Peter Halm, der damals in München unterrichtete. Pauli studierte mit Unterbrüchen bis 1914 in dessen Kompositionsklasse, ohne allerdings je eingeschriebener Schüler der Akademie gewesen zu sein. In München machte er die Bekanntschaft seiner aus Winterthur stammenden späteren Frau Jenny Bruppacher, die sich in Deutschland zur Textilzeichnerin ausbilden liess.Nach der Rückkehr aus München 1914 bis zu seiner endgültigen Niederlassung in Cavigliano 1935 führte Pauli ein unstetes, von kürzeren und längeren Reisen geprägtes Wanderleben, unterhielt aber gleichzeitig ein Atelier in Zürich. Er weilte ab 1918 verschiedentlich in Fex, wo Landschaftsaquarelle entstanden, die zu seinen schönsten Arbeiten zählen. 1921-25 verbrachte er die Sommermonate am Zugersee, 1926 im südfranzösischen Collioure. 1925 reiste er nach Tunesien, von 1928 bis 1932 lebte er in Paris. Zum engeren Freundeskreis gehörten neben den Künstlern Ignaz Epper und Johannes Robert Schürch, dessen Bildnis Pauli malte, insbesondere der Schriftsteller Jakob Bührer und der Zürcher Sammler Kurt Sponagel.Internationale Anerkennung fand Pauli schon in jungen Jahren mit seinem druckgrafischen Schaffen. 1926 legte August Klipstein den Katalog des grafischen Werkes vor. Als besonders fruchtbar für seine Malerei erwiesen sich die Aufenthalte in Davos-Frauenkirch (1925-26), wo er Ernst Ludwig Kirchner begegnete, und in Amden (1931-35). Es entstanden Bildnisse und zahlreiche Landschaften. Von den 1930er-Jahren an zählte Pauli zu den Repräsentanten der offiziellen Schweizer Kunst, erhielt verschiedene Aufträge für Monumentalmalerei und nahm 1948 an der Biennale di Venezia teil. Das Kunsthaus Zug zeigte 1994 eine Retrospektive, die anschliessend von der Civica Galleria dArte, Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, übernommen wurde.Fritz Paulis expressionistisches druckgrafisches Schaffen (Radierung, Holzschnitt) der 1910er- und 1920er-Jahre ist von grosser kunsthistorischer Bedeutung. Zeitgemässes und Unzeitgemässes halten sich später die Waage. Auf die expressive Malerei der 1920er- und frühen 1930er-Jahre folgte nach der Übersiedlung von Amden nach Cavigliano ein dunkeltoniger, magischer Realismus. Die Befragung der sichtbaren Wirklichkeit auf ihre verborgenen, geheimnisvollen Aspekte steht sowohl in den Landschaften als auch in den Bildnissen jener Jahre im Mittelpunkt. 1935 entwarf Pauli ein Glasfenster für die Kirche Oftringen und malte anschliessend bis 1938 für die neue Kapelle im Bürgerspital Zug Passionsszenen. Es folgten während der Kriegsjahre der Freskenzyklus im Antonierhaus in Bern und 1947-1956 die Fresken im Berner Rathaus. Sowohl die Konzeption als auch die Ausführung der drei Zyklen erwiesen sich als sehr kräfte- und zeitraubend. Rückblickend schrieb Pauli in sein Tagebuch, die 1956 fertiggestellten Fresken im Berner Rathaus hätten ihn seelisch & körperlich frühzeitig beschädigt. Die Rathausfresken nehmen eine Sonderstellung innerhalb des Schaffens ein: Pauli, den zuvor immer die Erfahrung der eigenen Verlorenheit beschäftigt hatte, entwickelte für diesen Zyklus trotz seiner inneren Vorbehalte ein Bildprogramm, das - um mit dem Kunsthistoriker Max Huggler zu sprechen - auf der Annahme basiert, nur die reine Idealität sei mit der Monumentalität vereinbar. Im anschliessenden Alterswerk verschmelzen Schöpfungs-, Natur- und Individualgeschichte zu Bildern des in letzter Konsequenz erfassten Naturkreislaufes. 1951 schrieb Jakob Bührer über seinen Freund, es sei dessen offenes Bekenntnis zum Menschen, seiner Veranlagung, Abhängigkeit und Beschränktheit, das ihn besonders an seiner Kunst berühre. (SIK)

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        Eton Songs. Set to Music by Joseph Barnby. Illustrated by Herbert Marshall. ETONIANA: NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY IN THEMED BINDING

      Leadenhall Press,, 1891-2. Sm. folio, First Edition, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title-vignette and numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, endpapers very lightly spotted; elegantly bound in green full morocco, sides with multiple frame border stopped at corners by Eton lilies and rosettes, and enclosing title and decorative cartouche reprising Eton lilies and rosettes all in gilt, back gilt extra, gilt edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers heightened in gilt, a splendid, crisp copy in themed Eton binding. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM AINGER TO HIS PUPIL ANGUS VALDEMAR HAMBRO WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Ainger (1841-1919) taught at Eton until his retirement in 1901. Hambro (1883-1957) was educated at Eton, elected twice as MP for Dorset and served as High Sheriff of the county. This copy was presented at Election 1900.

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        Catalogue d'Estampes et de Livres relatifs à l'Architecture et à l'Ornementation…Dont la Vente aura lieu…du lundi 16 au vendredi 20 février…

      2 p.l., 124 pp. Large 8vo, cont. red cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. [Paris]: Rapilly, [1891].[with]:(-). Catalogue de Dessins anciens, Architecture, Décoration, Ameublement, Orfèvrerie…Dont la Vente aura lieu…les samedi 21, lundi 23, mardi 24, mercredi 25 février 1891… 4 p.l., 104 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers (spine slightly defective). [Paris]: M. Delestre & S. Mayer, [1891]. The rare auction catalogues of Bérard's library and drawing collection, one of the most important assemblages of architecture and decorative arts of its time. An established architect, Bérard (1838-90), inherited the foundations of these collections from his father, André Denis (1806-73), who pioneered the formal study of historical architecture and design. The two sales fetched a total of 164,774 francs, an impressive sum for the period.Alfred de Champeaux, an early historian of decorative arts, composed the Preface for the second sale, which provides valuable information on the evolution of the collections from father to son. He writes: "Charles-Eugène Bérard avait hérité du goût paternel pour la curiosité et l'histoire, en même temps qu'il embrassait aussi la profession d'architecte. Il tint à honneur de conserver la collection que lui léguait son père, et il s'attacha à l'accroître par des acquisitions incessantes de dessins, de livres et de gravures."The first catalogue lists 1005 lots, many of which are composed of dozens of items. It is novel in its appreciation of all forms of art and books depicting European architecture and decoration from antiquity. It also offers works by Lepautre, Du Cerceau, Bullant, Marot, Meissonnier, and many other important architects and artists of the 17th-19th centuries. Much of this catalogue is annotated in various contemporary hands which provide personal accounts of the bidding and comments on several lots. At the end, pricelists have been tipped-in.The second of 585 lots features work by celebrated artists and architects such as Du Cerceau, Delaune, Gillot, Huet, Le Pautre, Percier, Soufflot, etc. Priced in pencil throughout in a contemporary hand.Nice copies.❧ I: Lugt 49648.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Mentone, 11. XII. 1891. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Fedor Mamroth (1850-1907), den Feuilletonredakteur der "Frankfurter Zeitung": "Vom Stuttgarter 'Beobachter' erhalte ich eine Anfrage, ob ich meine Einwilligung zum Abdruck meines Reisebriefes in der 'Frankft. Zeitung' gebe. Obwohl ich nun seit Jahren - und aus guten Gründen - mit derselben außer Beziehung stehe, so gibt es am Ende doch für Alles eine Verjährung und ich würde bei irgend einem andern Feuilleton Ihren Wunsch gern erfüllen. Hier habe ich jedoch die Abwehrung 'Nachdruck verboten' - die ich sonst nie anwende - mit guten Gründen vorangesetzt. Die Erzählung ist nämlich wörtlich wahr, und die alte Frau lebt noch in Zürich inmitten von Verwandten von etwas zugeknöpfter Sorte, welche ihr das Leben schwer machen könnten, wenn diese Geschichte an die große Glücke gehängt würde [.]".

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated monthly.

      London: George Newnes, , 1891—95. 10 volumes, octavo (237 x 157 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, dark red morocco labels with centre tools in compartments in blind, blue cloth boards, plain cream endpapers, marbled edges. Illustrated throughout by various artists including Sidney Paget. Some occasional light foxing mainly to prelims, spines just a little rubbed, an excellent set. Contains the first appearance of the Sherlock Holmes novels. Also included are works by Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling. A handsomely bound set.

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        Album of Eight Drawings 1885-1886]. [With] Siberia and the Exile System

      1891 - Small folio. Eight original pencil drawings by Frost (each approximately 360 by 250 mm), individually mounted on single leaves. With an ALS (with envelope) and accompanying poem (a few verses from James Russell Lowell's The Present Crisis) by Kennan, all mounted on the first leaf of the album. Modern half black morocco with charcoal moiré cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine and black morocco label on front board. Drawings c.1885-1886; ms. material The first edition of Kennan?s remarkable exposé of the Russian penal system, with eight original drawings by his fellow traveller, the artist George Albert Frost. Both Kennan and Frost first travelled to Siberia in their early twenties, working on the highly ambitious Russian-American telegraph project, which was cancelled in 1867. Despite the hardships of that experience Kennan was eager to further explore the Russian Empire and spent the second half of 1870 in the Caucasus, where he witnessed many incidents of savagery; all the while maintaining his faith in Russia?s ability to eventually civilise such isolated regions. This stance led him to return to Russia in August-September 1884, with the initial aim of disproving accounts of the unfair treatment of supposed revolutionaries and dissidents in the penal system. His pro-Russian views no doubt helped secure a letter from Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander G. Vlangali, supporting his endeavour. With the backing of The Century Magazine Kennan and Frost (employed to visually document the journey) set sail in early May 1885. On the 31st of that month they left St. Petersburg, beginning a journey of over eight thousand miles, which took them through Western Siberia, the Altai Mountains, Tomsk, Krasonyarsk, Irkutsk and then on toward the prison sites of Chita, Nerchinsk and Kara katorga. It was in those prisons that the two men uncovered endemic overcrowding, lack of medical care, physical abuse and, as a result of those factors, alarming death rates. Interviews with political prisoners revealed the scale and severity of state repression, with many of the interviewees being entirely unlike the fanatics Kennan first expected to find. With each new revelation, Kennan?s original bearing turned toward a damning view of what was revealed to be an unfair and brutal system. As time went on, they were exposed to the increasing suspicion of the police; a pressure that took its toll on Frost who developed acute paranoia and went home several months before Kennan in April 1886. Their findings first appeared as individual articles in The Century Magazine in 1887, before being published together in the first edition of 1891. Heavily illustrated, the book features numerous drawings by Frost; some sketched from life, and others made later, drawn from the considerable number of photographs taken on the fifteen-month journey. The eight drawings in our album concern the border towns and settlements near Kyakhta (a Russian town on the Mongolia-Russia border). Four document Miamatchin (or Maimachen, modern Altanbulak, Mongolia), a historical trading post between the Russian and Chinese Empires ? two beautiful street scenes and two detailed drawings of a private house (belonging to an ?Argenti?). The other four are portraits: a woman in national Mongolian costume, a ?Siberian millionare [sic]?, a ?Beggar? and a sensitive sketch of the enigmatic ?Fanny Moranis. Cheeta. Who gave the Embroidered Russian shirt to G. A. Frost?. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE LOST QUIPUS: A HISTORY

      London: Eden, Remington & Co., 1891.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-274 [275: ad] [276: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. W. Carey, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in brown. First edition. "An ancient talisman (beads) lead to the discovery of the last remnant of the Children of the Sun, sequestered in a magnificent city in the Andes. Author has gone to some length in lending this tale historical verity ... Rare and obscure title." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #316. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, several faint damp stains on front cover, inner front hinge a bit tender, still a very good copy. (#147318)

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        THE BOOK OF MORMON - 1891

      George Q. Cannon & Sons Co. Publishers, Salt Lake City, UT 1891 - Pre-1900 scriptures are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Black cloth hardcover with stunning press border and design. Spine is faded and has some soiling. The edges of the cover are rubbed and worn. Corners are bending and cloth is worn. Pages seem to be tight though covers are a bit loose. ; An Account written by the hand of mormon upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi. ; 4.75" x 6.75"; 623 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated monthly.

      London: George Newnes, 1891—95 - 10 volumes, octavo (237 x 157 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, dark red morocco labels with centre tools in compartments in blind, blue cloth boards, plain cream endpapers, marbled edges. Some occasional light foxing mainly to prelims, spines just a little rubbed, an excellent set. Illustrated throughout by various artists including Sidney Paget. Contains the first appearance of the Sherlock Holmes novels. Also included are works by Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling. A handsomely bound set.

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        Nocturnes, Marines, & Chevalet Pieces.

      - Small collection kindly lent by their owners. Sixth edition. 8vo., original tan printed wrappers, artist's butterfly monogram to upper wrapper, stapled as issued, housed in a custom made folding box. London, Goupil Gallery. A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the title page 'To John Bancroft -', followed by the artist's butterfly monogram. Bancroft was an American businessman who initially wanted to be a painter, so of course went to Paris in the 1860s, where he first met Whistler. Bancroft discovered Japanese prints at the same time, importing them from Japan. He soon became a better businessman than painter, and few records survive of his friendship with Whistler until 1891, when he became involved in a planto buy some of hisbest work from the artist. (See Burlington magazine volume 136 for an account by William B. Stieger.) Whistler took affront at what he saw as Bancroft's scheming, and the friendship ended. Staples rusted, some endemic browning, extremities a touch rubbed, crease to front and back covers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Our Soldiers.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., lithographed in Holland by Enrik & Binger,, 1891. Concertina-fold board book, 10 linen-hinged heavy card panels (187 × 132 mm; opens 1075 mm). Chromolithographic front and rear "cover" and 10 similar plates, descriptive text verso. A little rubbed on the "covers", small patch of adhesion damage to the first "plate", text somewhat browned, but remains very good. First and only edition. Uncommon, just two locations on Copac - Oxford and Cambridge - no further copies added by OCLC. Attractive juvenile by the highly popular military artist. The regiments illustrated are: 2nd Life Guards (front cover); 15th King's Hussars; 6th Dragoon Guards; 5th Royal Irish Lancers; 3rd Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards; Royal Horse Artillery; Royal Engineers, Royal Artillery (Field Battery); Coldstream Guards; Rifle Brigade Price Consort's Own; "Infantry of the Line"; Seaforth Highlanders (lower cover).

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        HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES

      - WILDE,OSCAR. HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES. London: James Osgood McIlvanie, 1891. 4to (7 x 8 1/2"), green cloth spine and decorative cloth boards, 158p., slight cover soil neat hinge repair else VG++ in attractive custom box. First edition of this famous book of fairy tales by Wilde, printed in an edition of 1000 copies on high quality paper. Magnificently illustrated by CHARLES RICKETTS with cover, title page, endpaper designs and with textual ornaments representing some of his finest work. Also illustrated by Ricketts' housemate & partner in the Vale Press, CHARLES SHANNON with 4 plates. Due to damage of the printing plates, the plates in all copies of this book appear faded (see Muir: Victorian Illus. Books p.191). This is an important children's book by an interesting trio. The stories Include The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and His Soul and The Star Child. See also Fantastic Illus. & Design in Britain: RISD p.85-6; Wick #6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOHN CHINAMAN

      - CHINESE INTEREST. JOHN CHINAMAN by Rowe Lingstone. London: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh no date [1891]. 4to (7 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear, VG+. This is a stereotypical view of China, told in verse by Lingstone. Illustrated with vibrant chromolithographs highlighted in gold on every page. "Their faces yellow as a guinea, grin ever in a way unpleasant. No nose have they, or scarcely any, eye-slits that slope to where it isn't." Nice copies like this are very hard to find. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Daughter of the Commandant. A Russian romance by Alexksandr Poushkin. Translated by Mrs. Milne Home.

      Eden, Reminton & Co. 1891 - Half title. E.ps a little browned. Orig. dark green cloth, bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; sl. marked but a good-plus copy. Kapitanskaia dochka, 1836. First English edition, 1858, under the title The Captain?s Daughter (J. Blackwood). A US edition appeared in 1846 (New York: C. Müller). First edition of this translation. Line: Pushkin 13. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations and Narrations of Joseph Smith

      Salt Lake City, UT: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1891. 4th edition. Hardcover. 90pp. Octavo [22 cm] Blue cloth with gilt stamped title on the front board. Very good. Minor rubbing to the corners. Gentle fading to the boards. Inscription on the front free endsheet. Includes all three facsimiles from The Book of Abraham, including facsimile #2, as a three part folding plate, which is in very nice condition. Flake/Draper 6171.

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        Jahrestage 1 - 4. sowie Kleines Adreßbuch für Jericho und New York. Aus dem Leben von Gesine Cresspahl.

      1891, XVII (1) Seiten. Adressbuch 303 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit den Umschlägen von Willy Fleckhaus. jeweils mit Schutzumschlag, bei Band 3 lichtrandig, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, alle Bände mit der Signatur des Autors auf dem Nachtitel. Uwe Johnson (* 20. Juli 1934 in Cammin, Pommern - + vermutlich in der Nacht vom 23. Februar auf den 24. Februar 1984 in Sheerness on Sea, England) war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er gehörte der Gruppe 47 an.

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1891.

      London; George Routledge & Sons Limited. 1891. 12mo. Original yellow cloth-backed white pictorial boards, green endpapers, yellow edges, preserved in original mailing wrapper, printed in sepia; pp. [24]; beautifully illustrated throughout in woodblock colours; a fine copy preserved in exceptionally fresh condition and protected by the scarce wrapper which has very small wear to gummed tab. First edition. Schuster and Engen 11 (9a).

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE vol. I anno XIV

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1891. LATINO 0,2 Pagine ancora intonse, leggermente brunite dal tempo e con lieve fioritura, tagli allineati e non rifilati, brossura editoriale con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso, con strappetti ai bordi ed uno strappo alla cima USATO

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        Antiquites de la Russie Meridionale

      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1891 - illustrations, index, viii, 555p. Contemporary quarterbinding (marbled boards backs in black leather). 33cm. Mostly scattered foxing (heaviest on outer leaves and on fore-edge of pages). French text. Attractive copy of this scarce French translation of the first three volumes of Russkiia Drevnosti v Pamiatnikakh Iskusstva -- the Russian edition listed Count Tolstoy first among the authors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHARLES DICKENS' WORKS [ 46 Volumes ]

      Dodd, Mead & Co, New York 1891 - Book condition is Very Good, bound in half leather with marbled boards and end papers. Gilt top page edges. Leather used is very soft lamb. Rubbing, and a few bumps and scuffs to leather. Cracking to leather on just a few volumes. Text is unmarked in all volumes, illustrated. The two volumes of "Master Humphrey's Clock" are the only volumes missing to make this set the Complete Works. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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