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        Antiquites de la Russie Meridionale

      Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1891. 1st ed. in French. Hardcover. Near Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Evolving Lens Bookseller]
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        Histoire du luminaire depuis l'époque romaine jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Illustrations de M. Emile Solvet. Avec le concours de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu

      Alphonse Picard, Libraire-éditeur, impr. Philippe Mouillot, Paris, imp. Philippe Mouillot, Paris, 1891. Fort in-folio. Reliure postérieure pleine toile écrue, couvertures et dos conservée, (3) ff.-VI-702 pp.-1(ff), 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en deux teintes. Très bon exemplaire. Belle couverture en couleurs gravée et imprimée par S. Krakow Édition tirée à 1000 exemplaires dont 400 seulement ont été mis dans le commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        LAUREN FORD COLLECTION

      - FORD,LAUREN. COLLECTION. We are pleased to be able to offer this interesting collection of Lauren Ford material including special copies of books, original art and more. Lauren Ford (1891-1973) was not only an award winning illustrator of children's books but she wrote them as well. According to her mother, she began to draw at the age of only four and eventually studied with F.V. du Mond and George Bridgman. She began professionally by illustrating her mother's books and dust wrappers (her mother was noted children's author Julia Ellsworth Ford). She first collaborated with her mother on Imagina which was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In 1923 she illustrated entirely on her own, her mother's book Pan and Santa Claus. In 1926 she held her first one man show at the Feragil Gallery in New York which sold-out. Ford is perhaps best known for two books, the Ageless Story, which was a Caldecott Honor title in 1940, and the Little Book About God about which Mahoney and Whitney wrote: "The artist is considered a modern Breughel and the book has the quality of the handmade books of the Middle Ages" (See 5 Years of Children's Books p.18, 148-9). In Illustrator's of Children's books p. 242, Mahoney and Whitney comment that with the publication of the last mentioned books "it is as if Botticelli's angels found themselves dressed in blue gingham in a Connecticut farmhouse and feeling perfectly at home there. And with it they have lost none of their beauty though translated into a homely modern setting." Her art hangs at the Metropolitan in New York, Washington's Corcoran, Art Institute of Chicago and other major museums. Following are the details: -- A BOOK OF FUNNY ONES - AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT. This item features 38 watercolor illustrations plus text done for an unpublished book by Ford (possibly not complete). Oblong 8vo on paper, penciled title page dated 1908, reading "Pictured by L.F., versified by S.F." (most likely Ford's father whose name was Simeon). The illustrations themselves are signed by Lauren and many are dated 1897 which would represent her earliest work! According to the dust wrapper blurb from Lauren Ford's Christmas Book "her mother is the authority for the statement that Ford began to draw at [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1891 - Octavo. Original green cloth, black rules extending over spine and covers, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt block after a drawing by Dorothy Stanley to front, green coated endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Charles S. Hunting and contemporary bookseller's ticket of William Beavis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to front pastedown. Upper outer corners very lightly rubbed, very faint uneven darkening to cloth on close inspection, light foxing to endpapers and prelims, and margins of first few text-leaves, folding map with one short closed tear not affecting image and browning to the two exposed panels verso. An excellent copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 17 similar plates, large folding colour map in end-pocket as issued. First edition. Parke (1857-1893), an Irish-born physician, joined the Egyptian Army in 1881 and served in the Tel el-Kebir campaign the following year, becoming director of the Army Cholera Hospital at Helwan, south of Cairo, in 1883, and leading the naval brigade at Abu Klea, an engagement in the expedition to relieve Gordon at Khartoum, in 1885. He was living quietly in Alexandria when Stanley, passing through, recruited him as medical officer for the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. His detailed account, in large part transcribed verbatim from his journals, acknowledges the controversy which greeted Stanley on his return to London, but concludes by "saying farewell to a leader whose sagacious forethought and unflinching determination carried us through a series of difficulties which, I believe, no other living man would have been able to battle with so successfully" (p. 512). Howgego IV S60. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cinq années de séjour aux Îles Canaries

      Hennuyer, 1891. In - 4 (245 x 164 mm), demi chagrin rouge, dos janséniste à cinq nerfs, tête dorée (reliure d'époque). Orné d'une carte dépliante, 4 planches, et quelques illustrations dans le texte. (quelques petits défauts, frottements sur les coupes inférieures, défauts aux coins, rousseurs). / / Quarto (245 x 164 mm), red half shagreen, jansenist spine raised on five bands, top edge gilt (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a folding map, 4 plates, and some illustrations in the text. (some little defects, rubbings on bottom turns - in, defects on corners, brownings).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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        Sophocles : the plays and fragments / with critical notes, commentary, and translation in English prose by R.C. Jebb. Complete in seven volumes

      Cambridge Univ. Press, 1891, Hardcover, Varying editions, 2nd & 3rd. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-blocked aniline calf over marble and raised. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 7 volumes. Subjects; Sophocles. Oedipus (Greek mythology) - Drama. Text is in English (summary) ; Greek, Ancient (to 1453). Inventory No: 240756.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The family in the room

      Interior with man and a woman breastfeeding her child. Very dark room with large window on the right, casting light upon the characters. Very intimate atmosphere. On the bottom right collector's mark of Collection Museum Bern (L.236a); on the verso Legat J.R. Koch 1891 (L. 1578a); Franz Pokorny (L.2036) and unidentified mark (L.2909a) Etching on paper, trimmed to plate mark, total: 187 x 220 mm; only state; bottom and top left corners repaired, tiny portion of top left corner replaced with paper darkened in pen; traces of previous mountings on the verso, very fine and dark impression, rare; Hollstein 4, Bartsch 4

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray (First State)

      Ward, Lock & Co, London 1891 - True first edition, first state with all first issue points including dropped "a" on line 23 on p.208. In its original grey buff boards with the lovely ten "butterfly" designs by Charles Ricketts on the upper board and a re-backed vellum spine making this an excellent copy. No library can be complete without this wonderful book that stands as one of the greatest novels ever written. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Written Word]
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        Across East African Glaciers.

      London: George Philip & Son,, 1891. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro. Translated from the German by E. H. S. Calder. Large octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, gilt title and pictorial block of Kilimanjaro in black to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket of Leighton, Son, and Hodge to the rear pastedown. Mounted chromolithographic frontispiece, 8 mounted photographic plates, 12 photogravure plates from watercolours by E. T. Compton after photographs by the author, 3 folding colour maps, wood-engravings to the text. Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, rear board faintly soiled and very gently bowed, mild cockling to the mounted frontispiece, short closed tear to fore edge of pp. xiii/xiv (gathering unopened). An excellent copy, crisp and fresh, with notably bright plates retaining their rich tonal contrasts. First edition in English of this landmark in mountaineering literature, describing the first ascent of Kilimanjaro, originally published in German the previous year, and "a most handsome volume" (Neate), illustrated with a series of atmospheric mounted photographs and watercolours after photographs; copies also noted with multicolour blocking to the front board. Meyer had already made two unsuccessful attempts at scaling the mountain when he returned in 1889 with Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, painter Ernst Platz, and a well-organised support team, establishing advance camp at 4300 metres and deciding to go by the south-eastern slope. Setting off on 3 October at 1 am, they took nine hours to reach the Ratzel glacier which had blocked Meyer's progress on the first attempt, and which they now scaled in four gruelling hours to reach the rim of the crater, 150 metres below the summit, but with time and strength running out they returned to advance camp to try again three days later. "This time the route was clearly marked and the previously cut ice steps had held their shape. The rim was reached in six hours, and at exactly 10.30 am on 6 October 1889 they reached the summit at what Meyer called 'Kasier-Wilhelm-Spitze' (now known as Kibo) … With Purtscheller's help, various scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Meyer and Platz then remained for several weeks more in the vicinity of the mountain and examined the relatively unknown north and west sides of the Schira plateau. Meyer returned to Germany to considerable public acclaim … As an authority on East Africa, Meyer through his writings profoundly influenced German attitudes towards its colony and in 1905 he was given charge of the Landeskundlichen Kommission des Reichskolonialamtes" (Howgego).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bradley, Will- His First Major Book] Glimpse of the life and times of A.V.H. Carpenter

      Lanward Publishing Co., Chicago 1891 - 4to. Original publishers full dark green beveled cloth with blindstamped scroll design on cover on which has gilt lettering, gilt spine, dec. endpapers. The first major book illustrated by Will Bradley, renowned American artist/illustrator, designer, and publisher. Photographic frontispiece portrait. Cecorative title, 16 chapter headings and 23 pen & ink text illustrations, all by Will Bradley. "The accomplishment of Will Bradley (1868-1962) as the complete craftsman, capable of executing a book from start to finish, places him as one of the foremost figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in America and as one of the most imaginative artists working in book decoration during the 1890's." (fexcerpt from, Chapin Library, Book Decoration in America 1890-1910, Williamstown, 1979). AER. A fine copy, with very minor corner rubbing. A rare book, moreso in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        [Bradley, Will- His First Major Book] Glimpse of the life and times of A.V.H. Carpenter

      Chicago: Lanward Publishing Co., 1891. First edition. 4to. Original publishers full dark green beveled cloth with blindstamped scroll design on cover on which has gilt lettering, gilt spine, dec. endpapers. The first major book illustrated by Will Bradley, renowned American artist/illustrator, designer, and publisher. Photographic frontispiece portrait. Cecorative title, 16 chapter headings and 23 pen & ink text illustrations, all by Will Bradley. "The accomplishment of Will Bradley (1868-1962) as the complete craftsman, capable of executing a book from start to finish, places him as one of the foremost figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in America and as one of the most imaginative artists working in book decoration during the 1890's." (fexcerpt from, Chapin Library, Book Decoration in America 1890-1910, Williamstown, 1979). AER. A fine copy, with very minor corner rubbing. A rare book, moreso in this condition.

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        Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & other stories.

      London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co.,, 1891. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Prints the title story together with The Sphinx Without a Secret, The Canterville Ghost and The Model Millionaire.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Second Journey through Equatorial Africa

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1891. From the Congo to the Zambesi in the Years 1886 and 1887. Translated from the German by Minna J. A. Bergmann. Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, large vignette to front board in black, black endpapers, top and fore edges untrimmed. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 31 similar plates, illustrations to the text, folding colour map. Contemporary prize-plate (Leeds Parish Church) and recent monogram bookplate of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedown. Faint dust-soiling to cloth, spine very gently rolled, extremities a trifle rubbed, upper outer corner of front board bumped, light spotting to edges, endpapers, and occasionally to text (chiefly in vicinity of plates). A very good, tight copy First edition in English. This was in fact Von Wissman's (1853-1905) third expedition to Africa, but his second in command: he had previously accompanied the 1881-2 German African Society expedition from Luanda to the Lualaba under Paul Pogge, and the following year was invited by King Leopold of Belgium to undertake a survey of the southern basin of the Congo. After a short convalescence on Madeire, he "accepted an invitation to explore to the northeast of the River Lulua. Returnign to Léopoldville in 1886, he ascended the Congo, turned into the Kasai and ascended the river to Luluaburg. His first excursion took him into the territory of the hostile Baluba tribesmen on the Buschimanie River, a tributary of the Lubliash. On a second he succeeded in crossing the Sankuru River … he made his way to Nyangwe, the familiar trading centre on the Lualaba, from where he proceeded to Lake Tanganyika and trekked southward to arrive at the northern tip of Lake Nyasa. By an established route down the Shire and Zambezi rivers, he reached Quelimane in 1887 and from there returned to Europe via Zanzibar and Egypt" (Howego). For his efforts he was personally appointed Reichskommissar for German East Africa by Otto von Bismarck. His account, "somewhat reminiscent of Henry Stanley's experiences" (Czech), was first published in German the previous year.

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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). AMOT Index to British Military Costume Prints 1500-1914, 845 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Max Ernst.

      216 Seiten 8, illustrierte Original-Broschur die Einbandseiten minimalst berieben, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von Max Ernst signiert. Max Ernst (* 2. April 1891 in Brühl - + 1. April 1976 in Paris), eigentlich Maximilian Maria Ernst war ein bedeutender Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer deutscher Herkunft. Der Maler gehört zu den großartigsten Erscheinungen der Kunst des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Sein Beitrag zu Dada, der Kunstbewegung, die in unserem Jahrhundert die esoterische Verlogenheit einer Part-poar/art-Kunst bekämpfte, und besonders seine überragende Position in der surrealistischen Bewegung sind in den letzten Jahren durch die Inspiration, die Pop Art und Nouveau Ralisme aus der surrealistischen Kunst gezogen haben, in ihrer Bedeutung noch profilierter hervorgetreten. Die beiden Grundlagen dieser Kunst, der aus dem Unter- bewußten gespeiste Traum und der Automatismus, bei dem unbewußte Antriebe eine bewußte formale Kontrolle erfahren, haben durch die von Max Ernst entwickelten Techniken der Frottage, der Grattage und der Decalcomanie adäquate Ausdrucksmittel erhalten. Mit dieser Bildmonographie über den bedeutendsten deutschen Künstler des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts wird eine neue Buchreihe begonnen, mit der versucht werden soll, Leben und sämtliche Werkdisziplinen eines Künstlers integriert darzustellen und durch direkt auf die abgebildeten Werke bezogene Texte einen Buchtyp zu entwickeln, der in seinem Aufbau eine Führung durch ein ideales Museum darstellt, bei dem der Betrachter von Werkzyklus zu Werkzyklus geleitet wird. In die Werkabbildungen eingeblendet sind autobiographische Dokumente, welche die künstlerische Entwicklung verdeutlichen sollen.

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        Judith. Tragödie in drei Akten. Lithographien von Max Ernst und Dorothea Tanning.

      49 Seiten 2 und gr. 2, Original-Ganz-Leinenmappe mit losen Doppelbogen und passendem Ganz-Leinen-Schuber. dieses Werk ist in einer Auflage von fünfhundert Exemplaren auf Papier Arches erschienen. Alle Bücher sind im Impressum von Max Ernst und Dorothea Tanning signiert und numeriert. Die Exemplare 1 bis 99 enthalten zusätzlich ein Suite der Lithographien, einzeln numeriert und signiert. Die sechs Lithographien von Max Ernst wurden nach Entwürfen für Bühnenbilder zu Jean Giraudoux "Judith" von Pierre Chave, Vence, gedruckt. Die Matthieu AG in Dielsdorf druckte die sechs lithgraphien nach Kostümentwürfen von Dorothea Tanning. Die Übersetzung von Hans Feist und Otto F. Best ist der bei S. Fischer, Frankfurt/Main erschienenen Ausgabe entnommen. Der Text wurde in der 14 Punkt Bembo gesetzt und von Chr. Belsen, Stuttgart, gedruckt. Die Bindearbeiten besorgte H. Wennberg, Leonberg. Dies ist Exemplar Nr. 216. Das Exemplar ist wie neu. Das Buch Judith stellt eine sehr wertvolle und in ihrer Ausgabe edle Arbeit der schöpferischen symbiotischen Kraft beider Künstler dar. Es ist für den bibliophilen Kunstsammler von großer Rarität und Kostbarkeit. Max Ernst (* 2. April 1891 in Brühl - + 1. April 1976 in Paris), eigentlich Maximilian Maria Ernst war einer der bedeutensten Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer deutscher Herkunft. Dorothea Tanning (* 25. August 1910 in Galesburg/USA - + 31. Januar 2012 in New York City) war eine US-amerikanische Malerin, Bildhauerin und Schriftstellerin. Sie entwarf ebenfalls Bühnenausstattungen und Kostüme für Ballett und Theater. Tanning war ab 1946 mit dem deutschen Künstler Max Ernst verheiratet und schuf wie dieser surrealistische Gemälde.

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        Hospitals and Asylums of the World: Their Origin, History, Construction, Administration, Management, and Legislation [ Volumes 1 & 2 ]

      London: J. & A. Churchill , 1891. Books measure 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Volumes 1 & 2, of 4 volumes, and portfolio. Collation, xiv,701pp, xiv,348pp, 4pp adverts, 4 folding plates, [ Claybury Asylum, Woodford, Essex ]. Bound in original publishers buckram backed cloth boards, gilt title lettering, gilt cross on top boards, top gilt edges. Cloth lightly rubbed, some minor abrasion wear. Both bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, lacking free endpaper, short closed tear on plan, another tear along fold, one plan dirt marked. Pages in good clean condition. A good clean part set. . Publishers Cloth. Very Good. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Decorativer Holzbau. Mit 100 Tafeln

      BETHKE, Hermann: Decorativer Holzbau. Eine Sammlung von allen in der Praxis vorkommenden Arbeiten, als: Villen, Gartenhäuschen, Lauben, Veranden, Eingangspforten für Gärten und Friedhöfe, Vorhallen, Colonnaden, Portierhäuschen u.s.w. Neue Folge. Mit 100 Taf. nach Entwürfen und Zeichnungen von Hermann Bethke. Stuttgart: Konrad Wittwer (W. Müller) 1891. 2° (35:50 cm). Zweifarbiges und mit Verlegersignet bedrucktes Titelbl. und 100 lose Taf. mit Begleittext und Maßstabsangabe, in Halbledermappe der Zeit mit Schließbändern. Selten angebotenes Mappenwerk mit sauber und kontrastreich gedruckten Tafeln, die mittels detailgetreuen Ansichten und Grundrissen einen einzigartigen Überblick in die stark ornamental und dekorativ ausgerichtete Kunsttischlerei im Haus- und Wohnungsbau der Zeit vermitteln. 1875 war unter dem Titel »Details für den decorativen Holzbau« ein Vorläuferwerk erschienen, dass 72 Tafeln beinhaltete. Mappe an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben, die Deckel teils lichtrandig und leicht fleckig, die Tafeln mitunter und dann meist leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt kompaktes Exemplar dieser selten angebotenen, das Thema erschöpfend umfassenden und opulent bebilderten Sammlung.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Album of Eight Drawings 1885 1886 With Siberia and the Exile System

      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

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        The occult sciences : a compendium of transcendental doctrine and experiment, embracing an account of magical practices; of secret sciences in connection with magic; of the professors of magical arts; and of modern spiritualism, mesmerism and Theosophy

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1891. First edition. Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, viii,296pp. Bound in original publishers black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, occult image on top board, coloured lines to edges of top board, black endpapers. Rebacked, retaining most of the original spine, cloth very lightly rubbed, minor stain mark, lines on top board faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, neat previous owners name on first blank. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1891 - 1891 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine, Front Cover and ads

      1891. This is an 1891 Original Paperback Wisden, with facsimile spine and front cover and facsimile front adverts. The original rear cover is good with loss to one corner, the pages are very nice and white inside, a dark mark to the very bottom of the photoplate and a couple of ink marks inside.

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        Across East African Glaciers. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro. Translated from the German by E. H. S. Calder.

      London: George Philip & Son, 1891 - Large octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, gilt title and pictorial block of Kilimanjaro in black to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket of Leighton, Son, and Hodge to the rear pastedown. Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, rear board faintly soiled and very gently bowed, mild cockling to the mounted frontispiece, short closed tear to fore edge of pp. xiii/xiv (gathering unopened). An excellent copy, crisp and fresh, with notably bright plates retaining their rich tonal contrasts. Mounted chromolithographic frontispiece, 8 mounted photographic plates, 12 photogravure plates from watercolours by E. T. Compton after photographs by the author, 3 folding colour maps, wood-engravings to the text. First edition in English of this landmark in mountaineering literature, describing the first ascent of Kilimanjaro, originally published in German the previous year, and "a most handsome volume" (Neate), illustrated with a series of atmospheric mounted photographs and watercolours after photographs; copies also noted with multicolour blocking to the front board. Meyer had already made two unsuccessful attempts at scaling the mountain when he returned in 1889 with Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, painter Ernst Platz, and a well-organised support team, establishing advance camp at 4300 metres and deciding to go by the south-eastern slope. Setting off on 3 October at 1 am, they took nine hours to reach the Ratzel glacier which had blocked Meyer's progress on the first attempt, and which they now scaled in four gruelling hours to reach the rim of the crater, 150 metres below the summit, but with time and strength running out they returned to advance camp to try again three days later. "This time the route was clearly marked and the previously cut ice steps had held their shape. The rim was reached in six hours, and at exactly 10.30 am on 6 October 1889 they reached the summit at what Meyer called 'Kasier-Wilhelm-Spitze' (now known as Kibo) With Purtscheller's help, various scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Meyer and Platz then remained for several weeks more in the vicinity of the mountain and examined the relatively unknown north and west sides of the Schira plateau. Meyer returned to Germany to considerable public acclaim As an authority on East Africa, Meyer through his writings profoundly influenced German attitudes towards its colony and in 1905 he was given charge of the Landeskundlichen Kommission des Reichskolonialamtes" (Howgego). Howgego IV M58; Neate 517. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ueber einige neuere Forschungen im Gebiete der Anatomie des Centralnervensystems. SD aus Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 1891, Heft 44ff.

      Leipzig, Thieme, 1891. 23 x 15cm, fragile Originalbroschur, unbeschnitten, alter Namenszug auf Titel, Fadenheftung locker, 64 S. Waldeyer (1836-1921) war Ordinarius für Anatomie bzw. Pathologische Anatomie in Breslau, Straßburg und Berlin. In dieser hier erstmals in Buchform vorliegenden Arbeit (im gleichen Jahr in Band 17 der Deutschen Medizinischen Wochenschrift erschienen) faßt er alle Ergebnisse der in den Jahren zuvor durchgeführten Untersuchungen der Neurohistologie zusammen in der programmatischen Aussage, dass \"das Nervensystem (...) aus zahlreichen untereinander anatomisch wie genetisch nicht zusammenhängenden Nerveneinheiten (Neuronen) besteht\", und dass \"die Achsenzylinder sämmtlicher Nervenfasern (...) sich als direkt von Zellen ausgehend erwiesen (haben). Ein Zusammenhang mit einem Fasernetzwerke bzw. ein Ursprung aus einem solchen findet nicht statt\". Er prägt hier den Begriff Neuron! - GARRISON/M. 1369, NORMAN 2173. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Neurologie, Neuroanatomie, Histologie, Medizingeschichte

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        Cali e Canali in Venezia Monumenti Ferd Ongania Edit. MDCCCXCI / Albi e Canali in Venezia

      Artist: Ongania Ferd; issued in: Venice; date: ca 1891 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 55,5 x 39; - description: Book shows on 100 copper plates Venice with all its Canals, 11 views are splendourful hand colored, 89 unkolored, 3 title pages 1 index.

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        Die fibröse oder deformierende Ostitis, die Osteomalacie und die osteoplastische Carcinose in ihren gegenseitigen Beziehungen (89 pp., 5 ganzs. Taf., davon 4 farb.).

      Festschrift Rudolf Virchow zu seinem 71. Geburtstage. - Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1891, Gr.4, c. 500 pp., jedes Bl. separat pagin., 18 Taf., davon 11 farbig, orig. Halbleinenband unaufgeschnittenes frisches Exemplar. FIRST EDITION - RECKLINGHAUSEN's DISEASE."Recklinghausen gave an important description of generalized osteitis fibrosa.." In the present "Virchow Festschrift" Recklinghausen, one of Virchow's most productive pupils, reported a series of cases of osteitis deformans including cases of Paget's disease, osteomalacia and those cases which von Recklinghausen differentiated from others. However, von Recklinghausen's diseases, or to use its proper name osteitis fibrosa cystica, has recently been shown to bear a definite relationship to hypertrophy, tumor, or dysfunction of the parathyroid glands. This luxuriously produced and well illustrated 'Festschrift' also contains following papers: Felix Hoppe-Seyler (1825-1895): Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Stoffwechsels bei Sauerstoffmangel. Edwin Klebs (1834-1913): Beitrag zur Lehre von den thrombischen Processen. Hierzu 2 Tafeln. Moritz Roth (1839-1914): Ueber Cholelithiasis. Hierzu 2 Tafeln. Emil Ponfick (1844-1913): Ueber Recreation der Leber beim Menschen. Oskar Liebreich (1839-1908): Ueber Fette. Ernst Salkoski (1844-1923): Zur Kenntniss der Fettwachsbildung. Johannes Orth (1847-1923): Ueber käsige Pneumonie. Hierzu 2 Tafeln. Rudolf Jürgens (1843-1903): Beiträge zur normalen und pathologischen Anatomie des Beckens. Hierzu 1 Tafel. Paul Grawitz (1850-1923): Ueber die hämorrhagischen Infarkte der Lungen. Hierzu 4 Tafeln. Oskar Israel (1854-1907): Epithelioma folliculare cutis. Hierzu 2 Tafeln. Robert Langerhans (1859-1904): Experimenteller Beitrag zur Fettgewebsnekrose. David Hansemann (1859-1920): Ueber Zelltheilung der menschlichen Epidermis. Hierzu 1 Tafel. All of these men made important contributions to science in their own right. See the numerous references in Garrison-Morton. ERSTE AUSGABE. In der vorliegenden "Virchow-Festschrift" findet sich die klassische Arbeit des berühmten Virchow-Schülers zur Pathologie des Knochens. Recklinghausen, Professor in Königsberg, Würzburg und Straßburg, bekannt durch seine Arbeiten über Neurofibrome, Lymphgefäße, Eiterkörper, etc. gehörte zu den namhaftesten Vertretern seines Fachs zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Der schön gedruckte, großformatige Band enthält noch 12 weitere Beiträge bekannter Virchow Schüler.Garrison & Morton 4358 Bick, Source book of orthopaedics. pp. 131 + 137 Th. Albrecht, ..Orthopädisch relevanten Eponyme, p.205 Not in Waller, Osler or Cushing.

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        Reliquaire

      - Léon Genonceaux, Paris 1891, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Modifica gran parte originale, stampato in 550 copie e data buona 1891 sul frontespizio. Binding di cartone aperta motivi floreali decorati in rilievo freddo di nuovo liscia bruniti come pezzo dolore Brown Data coda dorata coperture conservati, vincolante contemporanea. ritagli biografiche erano collegati alla fine del volume, descrizione libreria tag incollato alla testa di una guardia La nostra copia è completato molti dei prefazione originale Rudolph Darzens che la maggior parte delle copie del sorteggio sono state amputate. esemplare piacevoli immersi in un legame contemporaneo che è raro secondo Clouzot. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en grande partie originale, imprimée à 550 exemplaires et à la bonne date de 1891 sur la page de titre. Reliure en plein cartonnage ornementé de motifs floraux estampés à froid, dos lisse très légèrement bruni sans gravité, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, date dorée en queue, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Des coupures de presse biographiques ont été reliées en fin du volume, étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde et qui a laissé une ombre en son regard. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la préface originale de Rodolphe Darzens dont la plupart des exemplaires du tirage ont été amputé. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une reliure de l'époque ce qui est rare selon Clouzot.  

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        Les cahiers d'André Walter - Oeuvre posthume

      First edition in trade, one of the 20 numbered copies on Japan, draw of head with 20 China.The first edition, published by Perrin, was judged incorrect by André Gide and he had it destroyed destroyed, only about sixty copies of the press service escaped.Binder in blue half-basane, back with four nerves adorned with golden floral motifs, marbled paper plates, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, speckled slices, Contemporary binding.Precious autograph signed by André Gide: A Albert Mockel because he asked for it (which is a flat lie). Andre Gide. I, the undersigned acknowledge (the lie) AW "on a first page of false title.Second autographed autograph dedication of the author by André Gide, also to Albert Mockel, on another page of false title: "To Albert Mockel because he is my friend, His authentic André Gide".An astonishing "double" copy on Japan, with two pages of false title, two pages of justification of the draw (No. 39 and 25 on 20 Japan numbered 21 to 40) and two title pages.This peculiarity seems elucidated by this signed autograph letter of André Gide of three pages, addressed to Albert Mockel and mounted on tab after these duplicate pages, in which it seems that the dedicatee received from André Gide two autographed copies of this work and that he has placed the two dedications in the same copy astonishingly. Librairie de l'art indépendant Paris 1891 12x16cm relié

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        THE TERRITORIAL TOPIC...SEPTEMBER 24, 1891. Vol. 3, No. 8 [caption title]

      Purcell, Indian Territory: H.T. Miller, 1891. Large folio newspaper. [8]pp. Previously folded, with some small separations along old fold lines. Several small chips and closed tears around edges. Tanned, but else clean. Nearly very good. A rare account of the second Oklahoma land rush in 1891, as reported by an important Indian Territory paper printed by American Indians. This second land run occurred on Sept. 22 and 23, 1891 in an attempt to claim lands from the Iowa, Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Shawnee reservations, as well as the area around the town of Tecumseh in what would become Pottawatomie County, that were being opened to settlement by the federal government. The paper contains reports from various locations across the newly available territory and also states: "The fact that thousands of 'sooners' have been on the ground for days is sure to cause trouble. Everyone will claim that everyone else is a 'sooner.' It will be a much worse condition of affairs than that which followed the opening of Oklahoma." THE TERRITORIAL TOPIC was established in 1889 by Henry T. Miller, who had brought his printing plant from Kansas to Purcell in Indian Territory. It was the third newspaper printed in the Chickasaw Nation. "The TERRITORIAL TOPIC espoused and was an ardent supporter of the interests of the intermarried disenfranchised citizens of the Chickasaw nation, and for this fact, and also because it was an excellent medium of news, the paper attained a wide and influential circulation" - Foreman. A very rare example of newspaper printing from Indian Territory. Copies of the TOPIC are recorded in only four institutions by OCLC, and none outside Oklahoma and Kansas. Not in Gilcrease-Hargrett. FOREMAN, pp.125-26. OCLC 13764429.

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        NEWS FROM NOWHERE OR AN EPOCH OF REST, BEING SOME CHAPTERS FROM A UTOPIAN ROMANCE (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1891. First edition, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's holland-backed boards w/paper title-label to spine, deckle edges, [i-vi], [1] 2-238 pp. Stated Limited Edition (250 copies) Large Paper Copy printed on handmade paper. With the 1898 decorative bookplate (designed by "CO") of Cyril & Margaret Kirby to recto of fr. ep. Binding Good- (extremities bumped & worn, spine a bit darkened w/moderate chipping & splitting, moderately cocked, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges dusty). Fredeman 43.17, Colbeck 54, LeMire A-50.02 (LP).

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        Carte autographe signée à Stuart Merrill « Cela vous sort de la vie moderne, si banale, si scélérate, si lourde et je vous remercie de m'avoir enlevé à cet affreux milieu, par votre très-curieux livre »

      - s.l. (Paris) s.d (1891), 11,5x9cm, Une carte recto-verso. - "E 'vi porta fuori della vita moderna, così banale, così malvagio, così pesante e vi ringrazio per avermi rimosso questo ambiente terribile, per il tuo libro molto curioso" lettera autografa eccezionale dal Huysmans indirizzata al poeta Stuart Merrill. Huysmans dà le sue impressioni di uno dei capolavori di Merrill, la raccolta di poesie dal titolo Lo splendore: tirsi - Bastoni - Torce, pubblicato nel 1891. accenti simbolisti del libro di Merrill sembrano avere profondamente colpito Huysmans, che ha parlato molto bene le poesie di "bellezza molto ardente" del suo collega. La Splendor unire le famose estetica decadente e raffinato Huysmans; un sorprendente parallelo può anche essere tracciata tra il "tendenza verso artifici" del personaggio di Des Esseintes in A Rebours, e "lillà artificiali e più affascinante, più scopo natura" apprezzato dalla Huysmans nella lettera. La reciproca ammirazione di Merrill e Huysmans risale alla pubblicazione nel 1887 della prima collezione di Merrill, gli intervalli. Huysmans, che dedica Merrill Nocturne poesia, scoperta, allo stesso tempo questa "Verlaine sussurro" e la sua poesia "soggiogare" (lettera a Huysmans René Ghil). Frequentano entrambi martedì Mallarmé nella sua rue Roma imperdibili scrittori simbolisti. La prova di una complicità letteraria brillante tra i due uomini, questa poesia lettera impronta evoca i migliori scritti simbolisti della fine del secolo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exceptionnelle carte autographe de Joris-Karl Huysmans adressée au poète Stuart Merrill. 17 lignes à l'encre noire, avec des indications au crayon d'un précédent bibliographe. Huysmans donne ses impressions sur un des chefs-d'

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        Les manuscrits de Leonardo de la Bibliotheque de l’ Institut de France, publié en facsimilés (procédé Arosa) avec transcription littérale par Charles Ravaisson - Mollien. (= I. Le Manuscrit A de la Bibliotheque de l’ Institut; II. Les Manuscrits B et D ; III. Manuscrits C, E et K; IV. Manuscrits F et I; V. Manuscrits G, L et M.; VI. Manuscrit H de la Bibliotheque de l’ Institut Ash. 2038 et 2037 de la Bibliotheque Nationale.

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1881 - 1891 - 6 Bände (vollständig). Komplett: 31 Seiten, 64 Faksimile Blätter (recto und verso) und Übersetzung, 14 Seiten. 6 Seiten, 90 und 10 Faksimile Blätter (recto und verso) und Übersetzung, 30 Seiten. 6 Seiten, 28 Faksimile Blätter (recto und verso) und Übersetzung, 80 Faksimile Blätter (recto und verso) und Übersetzung, [66] Bl. [zweiseitig bedr.], 27 Seiten; 2 Seiten, 96 doppels. Blätter, [73] Bl. [zweiseitig bedruckt], 21 Seiten; 2 Blätter, 3 Seiten, 193 Blätter, 20 Seiten, 1 Bl. ; 2 Seiten, [72] Bl. [zweiseitig bedruckt], 34 und 10 doppelseitige Blätter (recto und verso), [3] Bl. [zweiseitig bedr.], 52 Seiten. Schöne Halbleder Bände der Zeit 42 x 31 cm Only edition of the first facsimile of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks preserved in the Institut de Paris, finely done and only in a small number of copies distributed. The complete set of six volumes. These documents by Leonardo are to be found at the Institute de France in Paris, and comprise twelve pa-per manuscripts, some bound in parchment, others in leather, and others still in cardboard. They are in a variety of sizes, the smallest being Codex M (10 x 7 cm) and the largest Codex C (31 x 22 cm). They are conventionally identified by a letter of the alphabet, from A to M. Various subjects are covered: military art, optics, geometry, the flight of birds, hydraulics. The majority of the pages can be dated, presumably, to the period between 1492 and 1516. After Leonardo's death in 1519 Francesco Melzi, his favourite pupil, brought many of his manuscripts and drawings back to Italy. Fortunately, of Leonardo's vast output, over five thousand pages of drawings and no-tes have come down to us, in his characteristic "mirror-image" hand-writing, running from right to left. But this huge mass of writings, undoubtedly the largest collection of the entire Renaissance, has endured many vicis-situdes following Leonardo's death. In fact, Leonardo's manuscripts are today nothing like the way they appeared and were grouped together during his lifetime, or even when they passed into the hands of his faithful disciple, Francesco Melzi. It was Melzi's heirs who, after his death in 1579, began to scatter the material. Having no idea of their impor-tance, they initially stored Leonardo's drawings and manuscripts in a loft, later giving parts of it away or sel-ling sheets cheaply to friends and collectors. Already in 1630, the Barnabite Antonio Mazenta speaks of the dispersal of the Leonardo manuscripts, and singles out Pompeo Leoni, a sculptor at the court of the King of Spain, as one of those chiefly responsible not only for losing part of the collection, but even worse, for rear-ranging the order of ist contents. Indeed, in an effort to sort the artistic drawings from the technical ones, and to put together the scientific notes, he split up the original manuscripts, cut and pasted pages and created two separate collections. One is now called the "Codex Atlanticus", the other the Windsor collection, which contains some six hundred drawings. Using the same method, Leone went on to create at lest four more volumes. Upon Leoni's death, his heirs brought part of the manuscripts back to Italy, where they were purchased by Count Galeazzo Arco-nati who, in 1637, donated them to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana where they remained until 1796, the year of Napoleon Bonaparte's arrival in Milan. Napoleon ordered the manuscripts to be transferred to Paris, but in 1851 the Austrian government requested their return. Only the Codex Atlanticus was actually returned, while the other twelve manuscripts, marked with the letters A to M, remained in Paris, and were regarded as lost. Other manuscripts stayed in Spain and then went their different ways. Others remained undiscovered until 1966, when they were found quite by chance in the archives of the National Library of Madrid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waratah Rhymes for Young Australia

      Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, no date [1891]. With Photo-etched illustrations by Mrs E.M. Boyd, Mr R. Andre, and the Author. Small quarto, 64 pages, 240 mm x 180 mm, previous owner's bookplate, previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper, slight water damage to upper edge, a very good copy of this scarce and lovely book.

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        Hurst's Dictionary of Dates A Thesaurus of the Principal Events in Sacred and Profane History from the Creation of Man to the Present Time

      Used. Very Good Condition. NOT THE PAPERBACK REPRINT. Seemingly quite rare in the hardcover First and Revised Editions: Hurst's Dictionary of Dates. Hurst & Company Publishers, New York. Copyright 1891, Revised Edition. Complete Title is: Hurst's Dictionary of Dates; A Thesaurus of the Principal Events in Sacred and Profane History from the Creation of Man to the Present Time. Revised Edition. Dark green bible type binding, gold titling, ornamentation, and topstain. Quite the nice find.

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        Album of 48 Color Plates, one double paged, Paris-Toilette, Daydou Fils

      Paris: Daydou Fils. Imprimerie Lafontaine & Fils, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio, 43 by 32 cm. 48 hand-colored plates, one double paged, followed by nine double paged plates, on thin paper, of the same fashions shown in black and white. Paris-Toilette was a fashion magazine issued monthly which would appear to have been heavily oriented towards such color plates, but what we have here is not issues as such but rather a collection of the plates issued by the magazine during the Spring months, and perhaps a little earlier, of 1891. The magazine itself is hard to come by, with the only copies located at the Met, the Danish National Library and Penn State, according to OCLC First Search. (Nothing comes up at the BNF when we search "Paris Toilette Daydou", strangely enough.) The images show somewhat generic looking beautiful women of the era in elaborate, gorgeous gowns. Joints repaired. Fraying and wear to cloth, and moderate wear overall. A few small closed tears to the color plates, and substantial repair to one of the black and white double plates.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA FARMACÉUTICA O DICCIONARIO GENERAL DE FARMACIA TEORICO-PRACTICO. Vol 1-2-3: Obra completa. PÉREZ M. MÍNGUEZ, Mariano. Jaime Seix, Editor, Barcelona, 1891-1889-1889 Establecimiento Tipográfico de B. Baseda. Vol ¡ con 990 páginas + 4h incluyendo Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 7 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol. 2 con 1096 páginas + Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 12 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol 3 con 704 + 71 con láminas y Apéndices biográficos

      Detallado en descripción., Detallado en descripción. - ENCICLOPEDIA FARMACÉUTICA O DICCIONARIO GENERAL DE FARMACIA TEORICO-PRACTICO. Vol 1-2-3: Obra completa. PÉREZ M. MÍNGUEZ, Mariano. Jaime Seix, Editor, Barcelona, 1891-1889-1889 Establecimiento Tipográfico de B. Baseda. Vol ¡ con 990 páginas + 4h incluyendo Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 7 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol. 2 con 1096 páginas + Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 12 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol 3 con 704 + 71 con láminas y Apéndices biográficos. Tamaño 318x236mm. Encuadernación original con cubiertas en tela con estampaciones gofradas en negro y dorados y lomo en piel color granate con grandes florones, nervios gofrados, ornamentos gofrados y caracteres dorados. Buen estado, con señales de buen uso y sin datos anteriores poseedores. En cubierta inferior vol. 1 cercos posiblemente de humedad. Presencia de óxido reverso láminas debido al cromo de las mismas. Puntos de óxido en guardas (ver fotos). Magníficos ejemplares, raros y escasos.

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        The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

      Seeley & Co, 1891, Full Leather, Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 13.75" x 10", 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.

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street, 1888 [but 1891]. Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market."A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. "One of the most remarkable things about Whitman is that as his health deteriorated, he increased his publishing activity. Part of the reason was his new circle of friends in Camden and Philadelphia . . . most importantly, Horace Traubel, trained as a typesetter and an active publisher and printer his whole life. He became Whitman's close friend and disciple when he was a teenager, and, as he grew up, he became Whitman's emissary to the Philadelphia/Camden printing and publishing community. . . . During the last four years of Whitman's life, from March 1888 to Whitman's death in March 1892, he recorded his daily conversations with Whitman (now published in nine volumes of well over 5000 pages), among which are detailed publication histories of Whitman's last books. The first book we have this record for is November Boughs, Whitman's attempt once again to merge poetry and prose in one book . . . [W]hen Traubel asked him when he was going to bring it out, Whitman's response was telling: "it will come out, and before long, God willing, and you, Horace Traubel, willing: for I shall need you to help me through with this expedition. . . ." Traubel would now be his lifeline to ongoing publishing activity, and it turned out he was more than up to the task. The book contains 64 poems and a lot of prose, including "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" and an essay on Elias Hicks. The poems are striking reflections on old age, and everything about this book . . . suggests a kind of November of the soul, the self heading into winter and death. Whitman worried about the binding of the book, ordering Traubel to make changes in the lettering when he saw the first sample. . . . For the third printing, bound after the poet's death, his executors moved to a deep green cloth . . . " (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        The Captain's Daughter]

      A. I. Mamontov and Chardon-Wittman Paris plates only for V. G. Gote Moskva 1891 - Tall 8vo (24.7 x 17 cm). pp. 156, [2], including title, pp. [2] half-title with limitation page on reverse bound at the end, portrait frontispiece after Wright and 12 full-page engraved plates after Pavel [Petrovich] Sokolov, all engraved by Alphonse Lamotte and protected by tissue guards; occasional light spotting. Later amateur maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Fresh copy of this limited illustrated edition, one of 900 copies printed on vélin paper, signed by the publisher Gote (Gautier), out of a total edition of 1,000. The Captain's Daughter, originally published in 1836 in the literary journal Sovremennik, is a fictional account of the Pugachev Rebellion, which took place between 1773 and 1775. Emelian Pugachev, who had already become something of a folk hero by Pushkin's time, was a Cossack from the Don region (nowadays Ukraine) who led an explosive uprising against Catherine the Great. Pugachev was one of several Russian rebels who claimed to be Tsar Peter III. In reality, Peter had been murdered six months after ascending the throne, in a coup that brought his wife, Catherine, to power in 1762. Legend had it, however, that Peter had been rescued from this assassination attempt by loyal Christians. The revolt involved a brutal and extended assault on the fortress town of Orenburg and at one point even threatened Moscow. However, Pugachev's forces had little chance in the long run against the much larger and better-fortified imperial army; Pugachev was eventually captured, taken to Moscow in a cage, and beheaded. Pushkin's novel takes the form of a first-person family memoir written by the soldier and friend of Pugachev Petr Grinev. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Queens of the Drama: A Series of Portraits Engraved in the Stipple Manner By Edwd. Stodart - Artists Signed Proofs (SIGNED LTD. ED.)

      London: F. B. Daniell, 1891 - First printing, limited edition of 50 copies. Elephant folio in original green paper-covered boards. Eight signed proofs, 4 in black ink, 4 in tinted ink, with tissue guards. Subjects are: Ann Oldfield, Mrs. Woffington, Mrs. Siddons, Miss Farren, after J. Richardson, Van Bleeck, Downman and Sir T. Lawrence. Brief bio on each actress. Plates are Nearly Fine with no foxing, but disbound in the covers. Boards are quite worn at extremities, as expected for the age, but holding well. Rare and interesting item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        Events in the Taeping Rebellion.

      London: W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd.,, 1891. Being Reprints of MSS. copies by General Gordon in his own Handwriting. With Monograph, Introduction, and Notes by A. Egmont Hake. Octavo (212 × 134 mm). Contemporary prize-binding of red calf by Relfe Brothers, raised bands gilt to spine, black morocco morocco label to second compartment, the rest gilt-tooled with arabesque cornerpieces and central floral lozenges, rolled foliate border gilt to boards, crest of Bancroft's School, Woodford, to front, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt roll incorporating alternate palmette, fleur-de-lys and flower motifs to turn-ins. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, folding sketch-map hand-coloured in outline to rear. Prize plate dated 1902 to the front pastedown. Faint soiling to boards, tips bumped and slightly worn, short closed tear to map fold. A very good copy. First and only edition. Gordon's ingenious defeat of the Taiping rebellion earned him the nickname Chinese Gordon and made him a totem of the cult of the Christian military hero which had emerged after the Indian Mutiny. "In 1862 he was summoned to join the British, French, and imperial Chinese troops protecting the international settlement at Shanghai from the Taiping insurgents … A private force grandiloquently named the Ever Victorious Army was … mustered at the expense of Shanghai's foreign merchants. On 24 March 1863 Gordon (promoted brevet major on 30 December 1862) took command of this mutinous rabble of 4000 Chinese officered by a gallimaufry of European and American adventurers. He pitched them against the insurgents, who formidably outnumbered them and were at least as well equipped … He defeated them by the mobility of his forces, particularly the swift and flexible manoeuvring of armed steamboats along the extensive medieval canal system in the Suchow (Suzhou) region. This unorthodox warfare, combined with the ascendancy which Gordon established over his men, enabled him to crush the rebellion in eighteen months … Like T. E. Lawrence he had a genius for guerrilla warfare and for leading destitute, ill-trained forces" (ODNB). The editor, Hake (1849-1916), was a relation of Gordon's and also wrote a popular biography, The Story of Chinese Gordon (1884) and other works, which contributed to his lifetime apotheosis and remain important.

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        The Land of the Lamas. Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet.

      New York, The Century Co., 1891. 8vo. Original cloth, leather lettering piece to spine; pp. viii, 399; frontispiece, illustrations to text, 2 double-page maps; label slightly chipped, cloth a little marked, internally, apart from very occasional minor spotting, a very good copy. First edition. Rockhill was an American scholar-diplomat who won acclaim for himself with his travels in Mongolia and Tibet. The present book is his account of his first expedition of 1888-9, when he left Peking to explore Tibet. Rockhill crossed China to Koko-Nor and continued south-west hoping to reach Lhasa, but in fact diverted south east to Drechu and Tatsien-lu. His explorations resulted in the Smithsonian Institution's sponsoring of his second journey to Tibet in 1891-2. Yakushi (3rd ed.) R284.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Little Minister

      Book condition is above excellent. No Mars, markings, discoloration or tears. Original end-tissue still enact. The book looks as new. First Edition. Very rare!!Sir James Matthew Barrie is one of the writers whom everyone has heard of, but few know the actually sad, somewhat tragic story behind the tale. Like his most famous literary creation; Peter Pan, the biography of J.M. Barrie is filled with mysteries. It is relatively unknown, for example, that 'Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up' was never a book at all, but rather a 'fairy play. The book that is now famous as the story of Peter Pan was actually written after the play, at the request of Barrie's publisher's Hodder and Stoughton in 1911, and later abridged in 1915.J M Barrie was, by all accounts, one of life's innocents. He was devoted to the study of myth, and to the power of fairy stories in particular. This coupled with a dedication to an imaginative childhood led him to create works that centred around boy's stories, fairy stories, or children's nonsense tales. Although well connected (he was made a baronet by King George the V of England), Barrie remained unhappy, or least unlucky in life.His early literary career was as a playwright, especially of comic plays which, although well received, never achieved the great success that he desire. He was also unlucky in love as his first marriage failed, and, with a broken heart he turned to wandering London's parks where he first met the Llewelyn Davies family, the inspiration for Peter Pan and Wendy.For the collector, Barrie wasn't so long ago as to make collecting original editions impossible. A First Hardcover edition of Peter and Wendy, for example (1911, Hodder and Stoughton) can still be found for as little as five hundred US dollars if you are willing to accept a little wear and possible restoration work. A fine copy would cost upwards of a thousand US dollars. If you are looking for a more select edition of some of Barrie's work, then consider his early novel Auld Licht Idylls, (1888 Hodder and Stoughton) which is considerably rarer and shows Barrie's first experiments with the novel form. These can be found at auction in good condition, for as little as six hundred US dollars.

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        FAC-SIMILE OF THE BLACK-LETTER PRAYER-BOOK; Containing manuscript alterations and additions made in the year 1661, out of which was fairly written the Book of common prayer: subscribed, December 20, A.D. 1661, by the Convocations of Canterbury and York, and annexed to the Act of Uniformity, 13 & 14 Car. II., C. 4, A.D. 1662. (together with) FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Signed By Convocation December 20th, 1661, and Attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662 (13 & 14 Charles 2. Cap. 4).

      London: Longman & Co., et al / Eyre & Spottiswoode et al, 1871 / 1891. (2 volumes). First volume: [11], [544] pp., folio (16 x 10.5 inches), contemporary dark brown cloth with blindstamped ornaments to boards, gilt spine title. Second volume: [7], 544, [16] pp.; folio (15 x 10.5 inches), bound in same style as first volume. First volume with presentation inscription by Lady Georgina Home-Drummond dated June 1913 and bookplate of George Stirling Home Drummond on front pastedown. Binder's ticket of James Truscott & Son, London on rear pastedown. First volume neatly rebacked preserving all original materials, front inner hinge starting, but heavy sewing tapes holding firm, some foxing to endpapers, text mostly unopened. Second volume: Moderate edgewear, mostly to spine ends and corners, some finger smudging to to title and intro pages, text unopened. Photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original 17th-century volumes. The first book represents a true facsimile of the "Booke of Common Prayer" printed by Robert Barker in 1636 and edited, corrected, and amended by bishops of the church in 1661 and approved by Convocation as the official text of the revised Book of Common Prayer. This book, with all the marginalia, notes, redactions, etc. was preserved in the House of Lords where it is generally known as "The Convocation Book." The second volume, published in 1891 as a companion to the foregoing, is a true facsimile of the fair copy manuscript that was prepared in 1661 from the "Convocation Book" and formally attached to the Act of Uniformity in 1662. This manuscript is generally referred to as the "Annexed Book" and was the textual source for the published 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the text which remains the official prayer book of the Church of England. (See Ratcliffe, Edward C. "The Booke of Common Prayer, its making and revisions mdxlix - mdclxi" p. 109-110). Very good.

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