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        Paradisea Intermedia [De Vis' Bird of Paradise]

      Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co, London 1891 - A beautiful print from Sharpe's "Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds." Sharpe's work on the most spectacular of all bird families depicts the birds of paradise in all their glowing splendor, whilst the bower birds are pictured with their elaborately constructed bowers surrounded by the shells, bones and other small found objects with which they decorate the bower thresholds in an instinctive attempt to provide the finest backdrop to their highly elaborate courtship displays. R. Bowdler Sharpe was John Gould's assistant for many years and was the only man knowledgeable enough and sufficiently attuned to the famous ornithologist's vision to complete several of his works. Sharpe's comments in his monograph strike a chord with contemporary feelings on the preservation of endangered species. Writing of the then current fashion for decorating women's hats with the feathers of rare Birds of Paradise, he concludes "What will be said in the future by the civilized world and its scientific investigators when they find that we had the chance of learning the habits of these extraordinary birds, and allowed them to pass out of existence for the adornment of our women-folk, with scarcely a word of protest." Fine Bird Books (1990) p.142; Nissen IVB 865; Whittel p.663; Wood p.565; Zimmer p.581. Hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart, printed by Mintern Brothers. Very good condition.

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        LA CIGALA. Setmanari Ilustrat Satirich Humoristich. Any I. Num. 1, 10 de Abril de 1890 al Num. 39, 27 de Desembre de 1890. El almanach de l'any 1891 enquadernat amb la revista. TOT LO PUBLICAT

      Barcelona : La Cigala, 1890-1891 - ~ Il.lustrada amb nombrosos dibuixos dins el text i làmines en color ~ Primer i últim any de col.lecció. Tot lo publicat ~ Tela amb títol estampat en oro al llom ~ 320+32p ~ 28x20x3cm. ~ Bon estat general / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Somerset County Cricket Club 1890 And 1891 (yearbook)

      Taunton: Hammett & Co. 1891 - Second year of issue, containing the county's scores in 1890 and 1891. Contents include much of what was in the first  edition - scores, results, averages, balance sheet etc from 1890. Also everything relating to season 1891. Small 8vo. 77. Original cloth-backed printed boards, slightly grubby. A very good copy  [Padwick, 2558]

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        On the Upper Missouri

      Fishcel Adler and Schwartz 1891 - William de la Montagne Cary (1840-1922) “On the Upper Missouri” Etching New York: Fishcel Adler and Schwartz, 1891 15 ½” x 29 ½” framed William de la Montagne Cary was born in Tappan, New York. Cary was taught to draw by his father, and was apprenticed to an engraver when he was age 14. As a teenager he was contributing illustrations to such magazines as Harper’s Weekly, Leslie’s, and Appleton’s. He worked in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, black and white wash, and in later years did some seventy wood engraving illustrations for five of the popular books of the day, in addition to etchings on copper plates for Currier and Ives and other publishers. In 1861 when he was 21 years old, Cary made his first trip to the West, accompanied by two friends. Traveling by ox-wagon, steamboat, and stagecoach, he went to St. Louis, Fort Union, Fort Benton, across the Rockies to Walla Walla, south to San Francisco, and eventually returned to New York by way of Panama. This journey was an important turning point in his life, for the adventure and excitement he encountered inspired him to spend the next 50 years painting scenes of Indian and pioneer life. Cary made another trip to the west in 1874 and this, too, resulted in innumerable sketches and paintings. Even though his home remained in New York, life on the frontier was the subject he chose to depict. His son, Clinton Cary, recalled that in later years at their New York home, a young neighbor, Teddy Roosevelt, would frequently come over to listen to Cary’s stories about Western life. On his travels he often drew famous leaders of the Plains from life, among them Buffalo Bill, Custer, Sitting Bull, and Rain-in-the-face. Having a sharp eye for the unusual, he nevertheless executed his canvases with such careful attention to realistic detail that they came to be regarded as important historical documents. Perhaps his most important contribution was his portrayal of Plains Indian customs and ceremonies. William de la Montagne Cary died at the age of eighty-one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Cary's work is recognized in many private collections and museums, including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Gilcrease Museum, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, the Buffalo Bill Historic Center, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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        The Bermuda Pocket Almanack Guide and Directory - for the year of Our Lord 1891.

      Printed by Gregory V. Lee, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1891 - 272pp + iv. Very fine in original repaired blue card covers. Rare.

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      - Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1891, 1 volume de 190x272 mm environ, 376 pages, reliure plein maroquin rouge glacé sous étui marbré avec ouverture en maroquin rouge et intérieur en suédine, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres dorés, chasses encadrées d'un double filet doré. Texte et traduction avec 25 eaux-fortes sous serpentes légendées, dont 21 sont reproduites par le procédé de MM. Lumière, d'après les planches dessinées et gravées par Eugène Burnand et 55 dessins du même artiste tirés avec le texte. Dos déglacé, sinon bon état. Ce volume contient : 1 carte de visite, 1 lettre autographe, 1 manuscrit, reliés en début de volume. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Economic Review: Complete in Twenty-Four (24) Volumes, 1891-1914

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

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      1891 - un volume, reliure demi-toile verte grand in-octavo, dos long (spine without raised band), décoré or (gilt decoration) filets or (gilt line) et fleuron au fer plein (floweret with full blocking stamp) - titre frappé or (gilt title) pièce de titre à filets sur fond marron clair (label of title with gilt line), papier marbré aux plats (cover with marbled paper), tête lisse (top edge smooth) - gouttière long papier (fore-edge great paper) non rognée (edges no smooth), Exemplaire à toutes marges, couverture conservée (cover preserved - library edition) quatrième de couverture conservée (back cover preserved - library edition), ex-libris (book-plate) de la bibliothèque de Jules Renard (gravé en noir par TOULOUSE LAUTREC), page de titre imprimée en violet (titre) rouge et noir, texte en nir, justification du tirage : tiré à 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande, (limited edition - 500 copies were printed), 51 pages, 1891 Sans lieu Léon Vanier Editeur, Edition originale. "Les quinze poèmes dont est formé le présent opuscule sont extraits de : Sur Champ d'or, volume en préparation." VICAIRE VII, 726.(Specimen with all margins. Original edition. Drawn with 500 specimens numbered on paper from Holland. " the fifteen poems whose this opuscule is formed are extracted from: On Field of gold, volume in preparation." VICAR VII, 726) très bel état (fine condition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        l'O di Giotto Rivista settimanale illustrata di VAMBA

      Litografia Benelli e Gambi, Firenze - l'O di Giotto Rivista settimanale illustrata di VAMBA Litografia Benelli e Gambi FIRENZE 18920-1891 Rivista in 16°(18 x 11,5), ogni numero in brossura editoriale illustrata da VAMBA è di 32 pagine .Rara rivista umoristica settimanale illustrata da Vamba ricca di disegni, pubblicità e caricature sia a piena pagina che intercalate nel testo. Questa rivista ebbe vita breve dal 25 dicembre 1890 alla metà del 1892 Presentiamo un eccezionale lotto composto da: - il rarissimo primo ed unico numero del 1890 Primo Anno di Uscita - dal numero 1 al numero 52 del 20 dicembre 1891 Secondo Anno di Uscita Manca solo il n. 13 del 22 Marzo 1891 la mancanza è dovuta con tutta probabilità ad un disguido postale che ha interessato la distribuzione della rivista stessa, questo è infatti il primo numero la cui stampa da Firenze viene trasferita a Roma. Offriamo quindi un totale di 52 numeri ben rilegati in un robusto volume con titolo e anni dorati al dorso così da assicurare la migliore protezione di questi meravigliosi fascicoli. Lo stato di conservazione è buono, qualche fascicolo è intonso, le mende sono minime e assolutamente trascurabili anche considerando l'assoluta finezza della carta utilizzata per questa rivista. Lotto RARO La rivista nacque sulla scia del nuovo genere umorisico inaugurato in Italia da Gandolin. Di piccolo formato, diretta da Luigi Bertelli, usciva la domenica, dapprima a Firenze poi, dal 19 marzo 1891, a Roma, dove entrò nel circuito del giornale La Tribuna. Cessò le pubblicazioni nel 1892.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        EPIMACHUS SPECIOSUS - Great sickle-bill bird of paradise

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

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      Thos. Birch's Sons, Auctioneers., Philadelphia. - . Catalogue, No. 663: "The Final Sale of the Relics of General Washington owned by Lawrence Washington, Esq., Bushrod C. Washington, Esq., Thos. B. Washington, Esq., and J. R. C. Lewis, Esq., Embracing the Most Important Collection Ever Brought Together, of Letters, Deeds, Leases, Legal Documents, Receipts, Bills, Account Books, and Memoranda, Belonging to and Written by General Washington". iv, 152pp. Published in 1891. Catalogue No. 677: "An Extraordinary Collection of Washington's Letters, Washington Relics, Revolutionary Documents and the Rarest Works on American History also Scarce American Portraits, Maps, and Views. 109, [5]pp.Published in 1891. Catalogue No. 683: "Revolutinary Manuscripts and Portraits". 4, 172pp. Published in 1892. Catalogue No. 694: "Washinton-Madison Papers Collected and preserved By James Madison". vii, 284pp. Published 1892. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with folding plates & facsimiles. Important series of auctions of Washingtoniana and other early Americana. Boards lightly soiled. Ex-Library with few markings as such. First catalogue's title page is partially torn away, but holding. Heavy volume. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dialog über die beiden hauptsächlichsten Weltsysteme, das ptolemäische und das kopernikanische, von Galileo Galilei. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt und erläutert von Emil Strauss.

      Leipzig, B. G. Teubner, 1891,. HLDr. der Zeit, LXXIX, 573 Seiten, gr.-8°; Buchschnitt marmoriert, Deckelkanten leicht berieben, bestaubt, innen sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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      DETROIT SARNIA 1891 - On offer are 38 diaries/daily planners dating from 1891 to 1935 (the years of the diaries are 1891, 92, 94, 89, 1902 through 1935), that belonged to and were written by James F. Murphy, who also signed himself as 'Jas. F. Murphy', has written his name in nearly all of them save one or 2 that weren't his but probably a family member. Murphy was a very busy socialite and important business man in Detroit at the turn of the 20th century and would certainly be considered one of the leading men of the City of Detroit. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, September 14, 1866, son of James and Catherine Murphy, he married at Detroit, June 20, 1894 to Helen M. Ross. He is identified with the Murphy Chair Co, manufacturing of chairs since Jan 1883, working his way up form office boy to Vice President and Secretary & Treasurer. He was also Vice-President and Trustee of St. Joseph's Home for Boys, VP Particular Council of Detroit for St. Vincent de Paul Society, Secretary for St. Francis Home for Orphan Boys, Member of Detroit Board of Commerce. He was a republican, enjoyed golf, fishing, "automobiling", bowling and fishing. Our research finds a wealth of information on his activities and the goings-on of social Detroit throughout the years present as he detailed his activities, thoughts and appointments and meeting almost daily for all those years. Included in this archive are the ephemera from his wallet; a check from the Murphy Chair Co. for $5.00, a newspaper clipping where one of his female employees had a nervous breakdown, went to Oak Grove Sanitarium and hung herself. There are Murphy Chair Co. cards, newspaper clippings, tickets, Murphy Chair Co Financial Statements from 1916 to 1919, Sales records, advertising cards from a varnishing company, business cards and calling cards, a letter asking to set up a meeting to discuss "the mysteries of varnish", a letter and envelope from a home messenger service and lots of other paper items including a Contract for sale at $1,250,000. (A massive sum for those days!) It is to be paid in 12 annual payments of $100,000 each and 1 payment of $50,000 - with interest at 6%. There is a wealth of historical detail for the future researcher into this interesting man in a very interesting time in Detroit's history. Most every day has an entry and he tells about the weather and his meetings; he wrote about meeting with Hudson several times, (J.L. Hudson [?]), meetings at the Cadillac Hotel and Turkish baths, whether he was home or away. He did a lot of traveling to Sarnia, New York, Chicago, Duluth and several other cities due to his business, told of ground breaking day, laying of concrete, when the factory was partially functioning after building, going to the office, taking his wife out. They went to the Barnum's Circus, the Opera House, shopping, bought a car, had a baby, found a house, theatre, parties, etc. He was a devout Catholic and attended church very often. He has illnesses, one that kept him homebound for almost a year; he made special note when he was able to go downstairs after months of illness and then the first day he was able to go outside. Deaths in the family was also noted, funerals, church functions, parties, playing poker and cards. Remarkable amount of history covered given these diaries traverse the World War I years, the Roaring 20's and the Great Depression. In the backs of the planners he makes quite a bit of notes, moneys paid, owed, what he won in cards, what he lost, how much money he had given Helen and how frequently. Sometimes it looked like he was grumpy and wrote some funny but nasty little things in the backs. One day he got drunk and was happy and was not going to call his wife. There are some other books mixed in, one interesting little black book that is not like the diaries but had notes inside. There are entries such as a Millionaires Party, meeting with the Pope and the Pope asked them to pray for the Untied Nations and a mention of J Edgar Hoover, lists of peo

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        English Scenery. One Hundred and Twenty Chromo Views

      T. Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh and New York 1891 - 8vo, 8 by 6 inches, 20 by 15 cm. Two chromolithographic postcard-sized images per plate, with fine views of the most memorable buildings, landmarks, natural wonders and views of England. Moderate foxing of preliminaries, otherwise generally clean, with all tissue guards intact. Re-cased with very attractive archtypal Victorian styled decorated morocco spine. Marbled boards.

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        The Birds of Manitoba

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1891, 1st Edition. () p457-643pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in an attractive modern half calf and marbled boards. Extracted from a larger work but with original front wrapper bound in. Marbled endpapers to match. Single map at rear. Overall a very attractive copy. Seton's second publication after the mammals of Manitoba which came out in 1886 as a pamphlet. the publication was based on Seton's field notes and after 5 years delay, it was decided the Smithsonian would publish the work since they had received many of the specimens Seton had collected. His only remuneration was one copies of the finished book. Very scarce!.

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      NY: Putnams 1891 1st ed. - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO FELLOW POET EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN. A nice presentation inscription; Cawein's calling call is affixed underneath his signature. Stedman's bookplate on inside front cover. Tan decorated cloth. Spine slightly darkened else a hardcover book in very good condition. Nice association copy among two noteworhty late Victorian American poets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        2 autograph letters signed ("Zorn").

      Dalarö and Mora, 26. VI. 1891 and "1891 Söndag after". - (Large) 8vo. Altogether 2 pp. on 2 ff. To one Ms. Lind, telling that he will arrive at Stockholm on Friday, and that she should keep ready to pose for portrait for a couple of weeks. - One letter somewhat wrinkled.

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        Dictionnaire Français-Chinois, contenant tous les mots d'usage général dans la langue parlée et écrite. Les termes techniques et consacrés, relatifs: aux sciences, à la religion, à la diplomatie, au droit public et international, à l'économie politique, au commerce, à l'industrie, etc. avec synonymie très étendue des termes géographiques concernant les pays, ayant eu, à un degré quelconque, des relations avec la Chine. Un catalogue des noms des contrées et des villes les plus importantes des deux mondes. Avec exemples choisis dans les meilleurs auteurs et propres à fixer et faire connaître la valeur des caractères et leurs règles de position, la construction des phrases, les idiotismes, les proverbes, etc. par A. Billequin, Professeur de Ch

      Péking, Typographie du Pei-Tang, Paris, E. Leroux, 1891. - 1 fort volume in-4, XII-10-830 pp., reliure ancienne demi-maroquin, dos à nerfs épidermé, plats cartonnés usés, coins émoussés, quelques rousseurs internes mais bon état général. Rare exemplaire de ce dictionnaire Français-Chinois. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Botanic Garden , A Poem. In Two Parts , Part I Containing The Economy Of Vegetation. , Part II The Loves Of The Plants. With Philosophical Notes. [two volumes in one]

      Published by J. Johnson, , London 1891 - , over 500 pages, 20 plates some fold out including a frontispiece, engraving , boards are loose from the cracked gutter, they are scratched, bumped and rubbed quite heavily, spine is intact apart from being rubbed heavily, edge apears dirty, pages are spotted with dried water damage, plates have left an impression on the opposite pages, book is in a fair condition , brown calf with gilt lettering along the spine and gilt tile on the front board, 29x21 cm approx Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1891 - 32pp + np (8pp), ten printed paper portfolios each containing five 8 1/2 x 11 3/4" individual heavy card sheets printed recto only by chromolithography, 250 color illustrations. With an index. This is the 1891 deluxe first American edition of Edouard Garnier's important illustrated survey of the soft porcelain of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Limited to two hundred and eighty-three numbered copies, this lavish publication consists of two descriptive text booklets accompanied by ten paper portfolios printed by letterpress each housing five beautiful loose chromolithographic plates - most including stunning gold metallic inks to reproduce the use of gilt in the original ceramic works. These reproduce a total of two hundred and fifty watercolour renderings of significant examples of the mark, including numerous pieces from collections belonging to European royalty and nobility. This example contains all fifty plates along with their individual caption sheets and the publisher's hand-numbered limitation sheet (#5/283). The plates and captions show tiny discreet ink numbers at their corners that in no way detract from the images themselves. Fourteen plates exhibit some insignificant to mild foxing to the versos, however due to the thickness of the paper stock on which they have been printed, only three show a minute trace of spotting on the recto. Several of the paper portfolios have very minor wear, age-patination and soiling; with three bearing some brief ink annotations. All in all this is a bright, most handsome, fully-collated copy of this exceedingly uncommon and lovely reference. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Calman Levy 1891 - 1892, Paris - Paris: Calman Levy, 1891 - 1892. Hardcover. Good +. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Dark blue half morocco, with marbled paper boards. Bound by Brentano's, Paris. 5 raised bands. Stamped gilt lettering on spines. Marbled endpapers. Gilt upper text block. Tissue-protected frontis. Large David B. Ogden bookplate on front paste down. Condition of the books is GOOD+ : wear and chipping to spine, corners and edges, foxing to side and bottom of text block, marbled boards worn. Some foxing to text. Otherwise very tight copies. Vol I : xxxii, 457 pgs. 1891. Condition: as noted above.Vol II : 567 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted.Vol III : 469 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted.Vol IV : 499 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted, with slightly more wear to covers, some spotting.Vol V : xvii, 650 pgs. 1892. Condition ; as noted, with spots on leather of cover. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten. Inscribed by the author

      Leipzig & Vienna: Deuticke, 1891. <p>Exner, Sigmund (1846-1926). Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten. 8vo. viii, 206pp. Microphotographic frontispiece, 7 chromolithographed plates, text figures. Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1891. Blue cloth c. 1891, spine faded. 249 x 170 mm. Very good copy, inscribed by the author on the title: "Dem Freunde u. Collegen J. Gad mit schonnen Grussen, d. Verf." </p><p> First Edition. Exner&#39;s work contains the classic formulation of the mosaic theory of insect vision; his conclusions dominated the field for over seventy years. </p><p>"Few if any works have ever made more impression on the subsequent 75 years of a special topic than Exner&#39;s Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten (Smith, Mittler & Smith, eds., History of Entomology, p. 195). </p><p>Exner, professor of physiology at the University of Vienna, identified the superficial tangential fibers of the molecular layer of the cerebral cortex ("Exner&#39;s plexus"; see G-M 1413); he also was the first to say that there are specialized micro-circuits in the periphery of our vision for detecting movement. The frontispiece of the present work is <b>a microphotograph of a retinal image in the eye of Lampyris spldl. (a species of glow-worm).</b> BM (Nat. hist.) VI, p. 310. Smith, Mittler & Smith, pp. 195, 212. </p>

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      James R. Osgood, London; (1891) - First Issue, with "Chapter XXV" for "Chapter XXXV" on page 199 of volume 2. Three volumes bound in original brown cloth decorated in gilt; light stain on front pastedown of volume 3; front inner hinges of volumes 1 and 2 starting; cloth and gilt a little faded, but with little wear; minor wear at extremities, but overall very good set in original cloth. Housed in a tan open end slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Osgood McIlvaine 1891 - First edition. Primary binding of light brown cloth with gilt ruled design to the front cover and titles blocked in brown to the spine. Inscribed by the author on the front blank, "yours faithfully, Thomas Hardy". A very good copy, which shows some soiling to the cloth, particularly the spine. Hinges neatly repaired, internally fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Sherman and Dhoya

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1891. Tall octavo. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. In a marbled, vellum-backed solander case. Small cataloguing entry pasted to the verso of the rear wrapper. Wrappers lightly rubbed and marked, spine cracked and repaired, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Yeats&#39;s early pseudonymous work of folklore (his third published book, and his first published prose-work), tenth in Unwin&#39;s Pseudonym library. This copy is signed by Yeats on the title page and dated November 19 1891, for G. A. Greene (whose ownership inscription appears on the front cover and title page, and who has written out W. B. Yeats&#39;s true name under the printed pseudonym "Ganconagh"). Greene was an associate of Yeats acquainted with him through the Rhymers&#39; Club, the syndicate of mystics, aesthetes and decadents that met at the Olde Cheshire Cheese pub (also the erstwhile haunt of Dr Johnson and of Dickens) just off Fleet Street between 1890 and 1894 to write and discuss poetry, and to drink. Yeats included 12 of Greene&#39;s poems in the two issues (1892 and 1984) of club&#39;s anthology, the "Book of the Rhymers&#39; Club", including Greene&#39;s "Song of the Songsmiths", a poetic anthem marking the first anniversary of the group. About John Sherman and Dhoya, one of the earliest of Yeats&#39;s published compositions, Yeats would later say that it was "written when I was very young, and knew no better", though it did earn him £40 when he was in need of the money, and does contain the germ of Yeats&#39;s later preoccupation with mythography. While first edition copies of this title are elusive already, signed and association copies are scarce indeed.

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        Oracles of Nostradamus

      The Leadenhall Press, London 1891 - 1891 Edition. VERY GOOD. Undated but an early, possibly a first, printing. Title page names The Leadenhall Press in London as well as Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., and Scribner & Welford in New York. Scribner and Welford ceased to exist in 1891 (it became Charles Scribner's Sons). Preface by E. Walthamstow is dated 1891. A clean, complete copy bound in black cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine and front cover. The only markings to the book is a "17D" penned to front free endpaper and a black crossout on reverse side of same endpaper. Light toning to pages, top edge dust stained, bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. There are a few small corner creases and short edge tears to a couple of leaves: text pages otherwise crisp and fine. The catalog is printed on different paper than the text; it has toned a bit more and there are a few small edge chips. Bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. Cover is black silk cloth is clean, moderately rubbed along edges and hinges. Corners lightly bumped and there is a bit of board showing at bottom corner tips. Spine gilt is faded and difficult to read. Hinges are tender and a bit loose but intact. There is some looseness between signatures but no loose or pulled pages and the book-block is unbroken. Spine and boards are straight. Clues to the printing date of this copy might be found in the 14-page catalog "Extracts from The Leadenhall Press Book List" which appears at the end of the book. I found no titles with publishing dates later than 1891 other than a listing for "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century." The ad gives a publication date of January 1901 but this may be "advance publicity"- the same ad appears in the 1890/91 edition of "A Handbook of London Bankers" another title published by Leadenhall. (I find no evidence that "The Dawn" ever saw the light of day, it may have been a spoof.) The final page has an amusing full-page ad for "The Author's Hairless Paper Pad"- identically designed ads for the pad appear at least as early as 1890. Early copies of this book are extremely scarce. 5 x 7-3/4"; xxxii + 375 text pages, plus 14 advertising pages. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        National Palace from the Top of Government Building, Honolulu

      W.F. Sesser 1891 - Lorrin Andrews Thurston (1858-1931), editor Framed photogravure from Vistas of Hawaii: The Paradise of the Pacific Chicago: W.F. Sesser, 1891 Photogravures Paper size: 22 ¼" x 28 ½" Framed size: 30" x 36 ½" Lorrin Andrews Thurston was a lawyer, politician, and businessman born and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. The grandson of two of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaii, Thurston played a prominent role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom that replaced Queen Liliuokalani with the Republic of Hawaii, dominated by American interests. Lorrin Andrews Thurston was born on July 31, 1858 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was fluent in the Hawaiian language, giving himself the Hawaiian nickname Kakina. In 1898 Thurston purchased the Pacific Commercial Advertiser newspaper (forerunner of the present-day Honolulu Advertiser). As principal owner and publisher after 1900, he promoted the sugar and pineapple industries. He headed the Hawaiian Promotion Committee (which evolved into the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau), but his conservative values objected to the hula which he called &#147;suggestive&#148; and &#147;indecent.&#148; His fortunes rose considerably as a result of the 1898 annexation of Hawaii by the United States, since it removed all duties from shipments to the largest market. Thurston is credited with promoting the development of Hawaii&#146;s sugar cane plantations and railroads and bringing the first electric street cars to Honolulu. Thurston was also a volcano enthusiast and spent his childhood exploring Haleakala on Maui. He would act as an informal tour guide for visitors to the summit, and used oral history to estimate the time of its last eruption. In 1891, he bought and expanded the Volcano House hotel at the rim of the active Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Soon after purchasing the Volcano House hotel, Thurston commissioned these photogravure (a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper) views of Hawaii, which depict the volcano of Kilauea on the Big Island, the National Palace in Honolulu and Hawaiian navigation.These large-scale prints were produced for Thurston to display at the World Columbia Exposition (Chicago, 1893) or the San Francisco Midwinter Fair (1894) to promote tourism to Hawaii (and his hotel).

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        Libro Segundo De La Cronica Miscelanea En Que Se Trata De La Conquista Espiritual y Temporal De La Santa Provincia De Xalisco En El Nuevo Reino De La Galicia y Nueva Vizcaya y Descubrimiento De Nuevo Mexico

      Imprenta De La Republica Literaria, Guadalajara 1891 - XXIV pgs, 886, XXVII pgs, 23cms x 19cms. Tapa dura en tela con roces, lomo en piel con costillas, pequeños faltantes en la cabeza del lomo. La Cronica de este autor fue la primera historia de la Conquista de la Nueva Galicia. El autor convivio con los conquistadores, esta obra sirvio de fuente a los cronistas Beaumont y Mota Padilla. Fue editada por Jose Lopez Portillo y Rojas que firma la introduccion. Fray Antonio Tello escribio sus cronicas en algun momento de 1650, pero los "cuadernos" languidecieron en manuscrito 250 anos en el "Archivo de la Provincia del Santo Evangelio de Mexico", segun Beristain de Souza. Este libro es una fuente importante para la historia antigua del Noroeste y del Suroeste de Mexico. El autor tuvo acceso a las fuentes primarias, especialmente conocimiento personal de los conquistadores y los frailes, a cuyas aventuras el se refiere. Abundan las historias de la expedicion de Coronado, asi como una gran cantidad de informacion sobre Fray Marcos y Cabeza de Vaca. Tello fue sin duda la fuente de las historias de los Frailes Beaumont y Mota Padilla sobre la region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mesdames nos aïeules. 10 siècles d'élégances. Texte et dessins par A. Robida.

      - Paris, Librairie illustrée, (1891). In-12, (4)-254 p., demi-chagrin beige, dos orné, couvertures en couleur conservées, nombreuses planches en couleur et vignettes en noir. Ex-libris Léon Rattier. Un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur grand papier vélin. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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      Libr. L. Conquret. Imp. Lahure. París, 1891 - . 18,5 cm. Frontis, 2 h., 78 pág., 1 h. Ilustr. con dibujos de Daniel Vierge, grabados al boj por Clément Bellenger, en el texto, y 22 lám., fuera del texto. Edición numerada de 150 ejemplares en papel "chine", de un total de 500 (ej. 50). Enc. firmada por V. Champs en chagrín rojo, conserva las cubiertas originales. Señal de óxido. * Primera edición de esta novela del poeta, dramaturgo y ensayista francés Émile Bergerat (París, 1845- Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1923). Transcurre en 1808 en Las Cabezas de San Juan y relata la historia de unos oficiales franceses quen parten en retirada, después de la capitulaciones de Andújar, hacia Tarragona. Como curiosidad de la novela, encontramos la receta de una crema de ajo (pág. 55), y algún comentario sobre los vinos españoles comparados con los franceses. Literatura francesa. Guerra del Independencia. Guerra del francés Narrativa Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Brave Black Regiment: History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865

      Boston Book Co 1891 - Hard cover bound in three-quarters brown leather (along spine and at corners) over marbled boards, illustrated with b/w photos and maps including a couple of fold out maps, 410 pages. This book has been rebound in a modern binding, but the original binding has been preserved. The original book was a former library copy with a worn cover. The rebound book has no library markings. Binding is new. Text is complete, paper is lightly age toned with occasional marginal smudge or foxed spot. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1891. First. First edition in the rare publisher&#39;s gift binding. Half white calf and floral patterned paper over boards with morocco gilt spine labels. Myerson&#39;s binding "C," variant noted by him with gathering "a" omitted. Good or better with minor staining on the boards, some rubbing and scratching on the calf, and a small chip on the spine title label. By far the rarest variant binding for this title: the two other bindings were issued new at $1.25 and $1.50 respectively; this binding was originally issued at $3.50. Rare. .

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        Poems: Second Series

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1891 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Publisher's original grayish green cloth. Top edge gilt. Myerson's Binding "B." There are a few small flecks of discoloration to the cloth on the lower spine and along the front joint, and there is a small puncture hole in the back board with a resultant pin-prick through the blank margin of the last thirty or so pages. Otherwise, this a bright and Very Good copy with very little wear. Myerson A 2.1.a

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      - Barcelona, 1891. Montaner y Simón Editores. Tela editorial estampada con lomera en pergamino a la romana, decorado con doble tejuelo pintado. 385 pp. Por tomo. 24,5 x 16,5 cm. Ilustrado con láminas(cromolitografias) a color y figuras intercaladas en el texto b/n. Encuadernación de H. Miralles. Cortes en dorado. MONTANER Y SIMON

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      Simpkin, Marshall / Bristol: Arrowsmith 1891 - The great cricketer's survey of the game's history and the progress of county cricket. It includes his own early playing days, chapters on batting, bowling and fielding, views on the contemporary cricket scene, and "Cricketers I Have Met". Crown 4to. xii + 512pp. Frontispiece, 44 plates. Original dark green half morocco, gilt, wear to boards, corners heavily rubbed/bumped with some surface scouring. Spine has been repaired and reattached. Browning to prelims, occ. foxing.  A fair/good copy. No.29 (susbcriber Viscount Lewisham) of a Limited de Luxe Edition of 652 copies signed by Grace. Bookplate of Earl of Dartmouth (Viscount Lewisham). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Little Minister

      Cassell & Co, London 1891 - 8vo, 19 x 13 cm. First book form edition. First published serially in "Good Words" magazine the same year, 1891. Considered Barrie's best work, one of several of his novels based in the fictional town of Thrums, modeled after Barrie's home village of Kirriemuir. Sixteen pages of adverts in volume I. Spines lettered in gilt, modest edge wear. Very attractive presentation in a custom box. Orig. brown cloth in custom half brown morocco and cloth fall-down box, each volume in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 3 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The White Company. In Three Volumes.

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1891 - 750 copies printed. 311pp; 302pp + ads; 277pp + ads. Dark red half morocco lettered and decorated in gold on the spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some wear to extremities and rubbing, short tear to half-title of volume 1. Internally very clean. Overall a very good, appealing set. Green & Gibson A8. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Life with Stanley&#39;s Rear Guard

      Chatto and Windus, 1891. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1891. 163+32 pages. No dust jacket. Dark blue boards with faded lettering. The pages are all clearly legible with some tanning around the edges and an owner&#39;s inscription to the foxed front endpaper. The boards themselves are very darkened with thick rub-marks and ring-stains on both sides. The lettering is no more than faint outlines on the spine but some of the red lettering and decoration is still visible on the front board. The spine appears water-stained as well.

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        My Life with Stanley's Rear Guard.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1891 - Small octavo (170 x 113 mm). Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown, palm block to front board and publisher's device to rear board, both in brown, grey and white floral endpapers. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine darkened and gently cocked, extremities a touch rubbed, minor wear to spine ends and corners, endpapers slightly foxed, margins of text block lightly tanned with occasional soiling, a few corners turned. Otherwise a very good copy. Lithographic folding map by F. S. Weller. First edition of this firsthand account of the Emin Pasha Expedition rearguard. Ward was recruited by Stanley in 1884 and was a Congo adventurer who had been employed by both the Free State and the Sanford Exploring Expedition. The rearguard was left at Yambuya in 1887 to await supplies and reinforcements from Tippu Tib, but hunger, disease, and warfare forced the rear column to languish "for thirteen months, waiting in vain both for the promised supplies from Tippu Tib and for news of the advance guard", neither of which materialised (ODNB). Ward's account is understandably negative and he considered the rearguard an unmitigated failure. Howgego IV S60. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tables des logarithmes a huit decimales

      Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1891. France. Service Geographique de l&#39;Armee. Tables des logarithmes a huit decimales des nombres entiers de 1 a 120000 et des sinus et tangentes de dix secondes en dix secondes d&#39;arc dans le systeme de la division centesimale du quadrant. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1891. Original brown cloth, corners worn. One signature starting. [4], iv [628]pp. 352 x 278 mm. </p><p>Provenance: presented to France&#39;s Minister of War, General Andre, by the general director of the Service Geographique de l&#39;Armee, with his signed inscription on the half-title: "A Monsieur le General Andre, Ministre de la Guerre, Hommage de Service Geographique de l&#39;Armee, le General Directeur, Membre de l&#39;Institut, [signature illegible], 12 juin 1900." </p> <p>First edition. The first printed edition of the logarithmic and trigonometrical tables compiled by Gaspard Riche de Prony (1755-1839) at the end of the eighteenth century, representing "the most monumental work of calculation carried out or even conceived" (Hyman 1982, 43). These tables so impressed Charles Babbage when he saw them in 1819 that he later based the logical structure of his Difference Engine no. 1 on the methods of organization used to calculate them (see no. 29). Two central themes in Babbage&#39;s On the Economy and Machinery of Manufactures are the division of labor and the division of mental labor, to which Babbage devoted chapters 19 and 20. His chapter on the division of mental labor is primarily an analysis of the methods de Prony employed in the production of these tables.</p><p>De Prony&#39;s project arose from the introduction of the metric system in France after the French Revolution. The goal was to calculate the logarithms of the numbers of 1 to 200,000. Since there were not enough trained human computers to undertake such an enormous project, de Prony organized the work explicitly on the principle of the division of labor, following the rules set forth in Adam Smith&#39;s Wealth of Nations (1776). He divided his mathematical workers into three sections. The first and smallest consisted of a group of eminent mathematicians (including Adrien-Marie Legendre and Lazare Carnot) who chose the mathematical formulae to be used for calculating and checking, and made other fundamental strategic decisions, but had nothing to do with the actual numerical work. The second group was comprised of several "calculators," competent mathematicians who converted the first group&#39;s formulae into sets of actual numbers (an exceedingly tedious task), and prepared instructions for carrying out the necessary computations. These computations were performed by the third group, consisting of between sixty and eighty assistants, nearly all of whom knew no mathematics beyond simple addition and subtraction, the only operations they were required to carry out. A good number of these assistants had formerly been employed as hairdressers to the aristocracy, a profession that went into a severe slump following the French Revolution. These untrained assistants were found to be more accurate in their calculations than people with more knowledge of mathematics, perhaps because they devoted 100 percent of their attention to very basic arithmetic. Following de Prony&#39;s example, Babbage designed his Difference Engine no. 1 to calculate mathematical tables by the most basic process of repeated addition according to the method of finite differences.</p><p>De Prony&#39;s tables were completed in 1801 and two manuscript copies of them made, each consisting of nineteen volumes. When we wrote this bibliography, one set of these manuscript tables was held in the library of the Paris Observatoire, and the other manuscript was in the BibliothËque de l&#39;Institut. After the original tables were produced plans were made to print them, but financial and political problems intervened, and the tables did not appear in print until nearly a century after their completion, with de Prony&#39;s original logarithmic figures rounded off to eight places. "The rounded-off tables were transcribed from the Observatoire set and the proofs checked twice against the original. It seems that few errors were found. So congratulations are due to de Prony for his design of the project-and hats off to the hairdressers, too, at least for the early places of the long computations" (Grattan-Guinness 1990, 181). Origins of Cyberspace 301.</p>

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