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        Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Alfred Lyall, 2 pages 8vo (facing, small area of damage to lower left hand corner of second leaf), 2 Richmond Terrace, 22 June 1891.

      - Declining an offer of hospitality during his visit to Canterbury, and expressing his preference for a hotel. Addressed to Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911, administrator in India and writer), and accompanied by a small letter from Lyall to his sister Sibylla [wife of Francis James Holland (1828-1907, son of the physician Sir Henry Holland)] sending Stanley's letter, and comment that 'he is something of a recluse, and avoids new society like one who has long sojourned among wild folk'.

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

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

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        THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE A SEQUEL TO FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON ( First British Edition )

      Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington, London 1891 - This is the British First edition, First issue of this Verne science fiction classic, a follow up to From the Earth to the Moon, a plan is hatched by the new owners of the North Pole to set off a huge explosion to throw the Earth of is axis to melt the Polar Ice Cap to mine valuable deposits beneath the ice. bound in original coloured pictorial cloth, page edges gilded all-round, internally illustrated with thirty full page plates, rear publishers catalogue is dated October 1890, covers are rubbed with some small holes to the cloth along spine edges, general darkening to cloth, some corner wear else covers in good acceptable condition, internally old small neat and tidy ownership inscription to top of half title, frontispiece tissue guard noticeably foxed, pages browned to edges throughout with some occasional foxing, two plates have been slightly trimmed at edges, a few creased corners else contents complete and in good general condition. A generally good example of the rare British first edition Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Völkerkunde Brasiliens.

      Berlin, Spemann, 1891.. EA. Veröffentlichungen aus dem königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde, II. Band,- 1./2. Heft. Mit 15 Tafeln mit sehr zahlreichen fotogr. Abb. , eine Farbtafel (Zeichnungen) sowie weitere 48 Abb. im Text. 80 S. plus unpag. Tafelteil. Folio-Format 36x25,5cm. GLn.-Band mit Rücken-Goldprägung. Reste eines Aufklebers des 'Museum of the American Indian' auf dem Innendeckel, ein kleiner unscheinbarer Blind-Prägestempel auf der Titelseite, keine weiteren Bibl.-Merkmale. Textseiten überwiegend sehr gering knitterspurig, ansonsten sehr gut, sauber und vollständig.. Erste massgebliche größere Publikation des bekannten Anthropologen und Ethnologen, basierend auf Material der zweiten deutschen Xingu-Expedition unter 'Karl von den Steinen', an der Ehrenreich teilgenommen hatte. Ausgezeichnete Foto-Tafeln.

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        [Manuscript memoir]: Laughing Through Life [alternative title]: Kaleidoscope [alternative title]: From Foc'sl to Top Hat

      An amazing autobiographical memoir by a literate and peripatetic traveler who seems to have been at the nexus of some of the most important events and culturally significant moments of early American 20th Century history. May came from a long line of Virginia planters from the Roanoke area. His grandfather was a very prominent New Orleans cotton factor, and the co-founder of Richardson & May. May's father had held a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade, when financial reverses led him to move to the Dakota Territory where he founded a bank, and eventually moved to Sioux Falls where he engaged in banking, real estate, and cattle speculation, and where May was born in 1891 or 1892.A very detailed and engaging memoir, May relates incidents of his childhood on the Plains including encounters with cowboys and Native Americans, as well as meeting visitors Buffalo Bill Cody and Vice Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt who visited Sioux Falls while campaigning for MacKinley.The Mays moved to Virginia when May was still a youth. A relative through marriage to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, May attended the Lawrenceville School, where he made friends with a classmate, Hugh Porter with whom he summered in Nevada and California, and where he obtained ringside seats to attend the great Jack Johnson-Jefferies boxing match in Reno on July 10th.He gives a full account of the fight and the activities and the festivities surrounding it: "The Negro looked like blue steel in the blazing sun and Jeff looked as rugged as ever with his hairy chest and mason's build. However his face looked drawn and wan with a troubled look in contradistinction to his opponents golden countenance as he smiled and spoke to friends in the ringside throng. Jeff spoke to no one and when introduced stood awkwardly with his legs far apart in an unnatural manner." May gives some account of the fight: "The first round seemed even enough as they were obviously just feeling each other out and Jeff even smiled confidently upon returning to his corner. But from then on until the end of the fifteenth round ... it was nothing but Johnson all the while just toying with Jeffries continually, and at the same time kidding the crowd and carrying on a winning repartee with [Jefferson's corner man "Gentleman" Jim] Corbett such as 'Mr. Jim, your man can't fight at all look at this', at the same time delivering a vicious left uppercut that cut Jeff's lip. Another time about the fourth round Jeff attempted some foot-work which seemed almost pathetic and Johnson taking down his guard completely and said 'Mr. Jeff, do that again, it's funny.' It was nice being in the second row, so close that we could hear every word spoken and see every delineation of features and every twitch of the muscles of the two men in the ring. It wasn't long about the sixth round that "Sport" Donnelly said to me: 'May, Jeffries hasn't got a chance, the niger is just playing with him and can finish him whenever he wants to.' So it was a pitiless slaughter just like a cat playing with a mouse..."After the fight May rushes the ring and gives an account of managing to cut about two yards of blood soaked canvas and two feet of the ring rope with Jeffries bloody hand prints, with a Veuve Cliquot pocket knife just given to him by Donnelly.After Lawrenceville, May attends Princeton, where he never did manage to graduate with his Class of 1915, sadly undone by mathematics and the sciences.Instead May decided to visit Europe and on April 13, 1912 signs on and departs Boston as a crew member of the freighter Bostonian, where he gives a detailed account of the life of a seaman. On April 17th he relates: "all of a sudden there was a terrific crash followed by a grinding noise which threw us all to the floor of the foc'sl. Naturally I was scared to death, and could see the horrified look on the men's faces. Of course, we all were aware that we had hit an iceberg, but none of us had any way of knowing during the first panicky fear that gripped us to how great an extent we were damaged..." Happily they were going at reduced speed and had only a few dented plates and no great intake of water. As the fog lifts they see mountainous icebergs and crawl along at quarter speed. On the next day they meet a tramp steamer and exchange signals where they learn "That big new Star boat, the Titanic, on her maiden trip, hit an iceberg last night and sank - big loss of life!... The tramp had passed the Cunarder Carpathia that morning and received the news direct from her of the terrible disaster. The captain figured that if we had had wireless, we would surely have been the rescue ship instead of the Carpathia, as we were only fifty nautical miles from Titanic, when she was sinking whereas the Carpathia was eighty-two miles distant. We were all shocked by this terrible news..."After an extended trip in Great Britain and the Continent, May ships back as a steward on the Bremen. Having fallen in love with Paris, May determines to return, but first visits President and Mrs. Wilson several times at the White House (May was related to Mrs. Wilson - see the Virginia Encyclopedia of Biography p. 307-8) from whom he gets several letters of introduction. "I aquainted them with my desire to be appointed to a diplomatic position in Paris, and received substantial encouragement. However, I realized that my opportunity would be contingent upon the President's appointment of a new ambassador, to take the place of Mr. Herrick, the Republican envoy ...it might take months before this happened."On April 6th, 1914 he decides to work his passage across and signs on as an able seaman on R.M.S. Lusitania (the manuscript is illustrated with a photo of May in his Lusitania jersey). Again he gives a detailed account of life aboard ship. Making friends with his shipmates, he has 28 of them signed a roster with their name, title on board, age, place of birth, present address, and years at sea, and has pasted it into this manuscript as an illustration with the caption: "Autographs of Seamen of the Starboard Watch of the Lusitania most of whom were drowned when the ship was torpedoed" as it was on a subsequent voyage in 1915.Upon his arrival he engages on a tramp trip throughout the British Isles including Ireland and Scotland where he meets and photographs the mother, father, and siblings of the famous Scottish vaudeville performer Harry Lauder. Arriving in London he calls upon the American ambassador Walter Hines Page, and makes friends with another American, Ben Smith with whom he visits the performer Elsie Janis. The boxing aficionados May and Smith concoct a scheme to make some money by having May box at the National Sporting Club, which he does unsuccessfully.Next May wanders through Holland and Germany, intermittently visiting socially prominent Americans, drinking with companionable German students, visiting Napoleonic battlefields, and being arrested as a vagabond in Luxembourg (from which he extricates himself with President Wilson's letter). Returning to Paris, he gets some work as an extra for a mob scene at the Paris Opera, and parties with semi-nude art students at the Quatz'Arts Ball "with my little model Eugenie Berdoux."' May becomes friends with journalist Walter Duranty, and along with his friend a sculptor named MacAdam, they produce impromptu shows at the Societe des Savants in the Latin Quarter which includes a four-round exhibition match between May and another fighter, and which are a success, and he also manages to raise some money by drawing portraits.In early August, War was declared and May attempts to join the Foreign Legion along with hundreds of Americans and Englishman, but the recruiters are too overwhelmed to take them all in, so instead he joins a cavalry troop of 200 expatriates. May decides to visit the battlefields, without proper papers and seemed to run the very real risk of being shot. He gives very detailed descriptions of the destruction but returns unscathed, where he joined the American Ambulance Corps (letters and a picture of May appear in the 1915 Daily Princetonian about his experiences in the Corp), and here describes his experiences.In March of 1915 May is called to the American Embassy where he serves until 1917 as a Special Attache, and where he essentially runs the Passport Office, thus coming in contact with virtually every American living in Paris, relating accounts of boxers, jockeys, and entertainers whom he encounters there.He relates: "One of my first customers at the Embassy was none other than Jack Johnson, who, with his white wife, who was Lucille Cameron, had come direct to Paris, after losing the heavyweight title to Jess Willard, in Havana. He admitted to me that he had deliberately faked the fight, and feigned being knocked out, for a cash consideration, as well as the promise of the promoters that they would arrange for his safe return to the United States, where a jail sentence was hanging over him." And "For at least two weeks, Johnson sat around the Passport Bureau, like a big, homesick Negro, as a delay was necessitated, while much cabling followed with the Department of State, relative to his citizenship status, as he was a fugitive from justice. At length I was permitted to give him an emergency passport, on condition he would go to Spain, at once, where a passport wasn't necessary. Being a fighter by trade, it seems the French government had hinted that he join the Army, but though he could dodge rights and lefts to the head with great facility, he figured that possibly he would not have the same success in dodging a bullet. After a few months in Spain, he went to Mexico, than finally returned to the United States and served his year in jail."Another encounter he relates is with "the eccentric Isadora Duncan. I recall the first time Isadora came to see me, there were at least a dozen people in the waiting room in front of her, but she flew into a rage at once, and demanded her passport saying, 'Mr. May, give me my passport at once, as I have a Russian prince outside in my car, and I can't keep him waiting.' I looked through the window and saw a simple-looking bird, sticking his head impatiently through the window of a taxi. As passports cannot be amended in a minute, and she was encroaching on the other callers, she went without her passport, and threatened to report me to the Ambassador. I afterwards met her and laughed over the incident with her, when her mind was in a more mollified state."In 1917 he goes to the Casino in Deauville as the guest of "Henri Letellier, reputed to be the wealthiest man in France, and who was the proprietor of Le Journal" ... Moreover, Henri owned the Casino... His constant companion [was] Sem, the famous caricaturist." Later "While in Deauville during this trip one day Sem [Georges Goursat], at dinner, without my knowledge, sketched my caricature, which he very graciously gave to me." The original caricature is inserted in the manuscript as an illustration.May gives a detailed account of the Americans arriving in Paris, and finally decides, despite the admonition of the Ambassador, to join the Army, where he is attached to the 149th Field Artillary. He gives detailed accounts of training and is finally put in the line for the final push at Champagne, Meuse-Argonne in late 1918. He is constantly under fire, mostly stringing telephone lines behind soldiers as they charge from trench to trench and includes graphic accounts and photos of the final battle. He goes on to occupy Germany where he is court-martialed for fraternizing with German girls, but is cleared of the charges, and made an Aide-de-Camp to General Harte, the American Commanding General in Paris.After being demobbed, May works as an investment banker at Guaranty Trust Company, but after two years loses interest and writes to his old Army buddy Gilbert Maxwell that he is contemplating a trip to Colorado, and Maxwell insists that he stay with his relatives, the Moffat's, in Steamboat Springs. He roams the plains for some times, befriending old timer Bob Sturgess, from whom he relates several quite detailed tales of William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid" whom Sturgess reportedly knew well in Colorado and later New Mexico.Upon his return from Colorado, May joins the firm of W.A. Harriman & Co. as a bond salesman from 1921 until 1924. Tiring of this he continues the World trip that was interrupted by the War, visiting Egypt, India, China, Japan, and Hawaii (where he takes up surfing).Upon his return in mid-1925, in a chapter entitled "The New Klondike," May decamps for Florida where he becomes a real estate broker, and gives detailed accounts of the real estate schemes in Miami and Miami Beach by which he parlays the $1300 he started with into over $100,000 within six months, only to see it dissipated to $5000 when the real estate bubble finally bursts. As he waits for it to revive, he seeks recreation in Miami Beach where he befriends boxer Gene Tunney (who refers constantly in conversation to the obnoxious real estate agents that bedevil him, causing May to hide his current profession).After May gives up on Florida, he returns to New York, takes a brief but nostalgic visit to Europe and then in January of 1927 heads to Hollywood where "I had gone for myself to see what this motion picture business was all about anyway." May visits many of the studios in Hollywood, Burbank, Culver City, and on Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, where he marvels at the costumed actors, and dejected extras waiting around the casting offices. Eventually he signs up with a casting agency where he gets work as an extra for $7.50 per day on a boxing movie, The Patent Leather Kid with Richard Barthelmess. Frustrated while waiting for additional parts, he gets a job selling publicity and advertising to the studios thus gaining entry into the studios where "Business was not very good but the sightseeing was excellent and by making it a point of not being obnoxious or intruding I tactfully and diplomatically became acquainted with dozens of actors and actresses even among the 'Stars' in some cases." He hangs around with his Princeton classmate Fred Thompson and his wife "the very lovely Frances Marion the famous scenario writer whom I had known in Paris." He relates tales of several similarly notable acquaintances, and then: "...at last my real chance came when I heard that Universal was going to do a picture called Buck Privates with Lya de Putti and Malcolm McGregor as the stars. I wrote to the director Melville Brown offering my services in view of my past army experiences... I was taken on his staff as assistant and military technical director." He recounts events in filming and "Mel suggested as I was the exact type, he would give me a part in the cast as the Lieutenant in the story." After filming he has no trouble finding another acting job as an Army officer in Hard Boiled Haggarty with a salary of $30 per day. Despite his modest success and the fact that "an agent said that if I would stay out that he would guarantee steady work in small parts of the hard-boiled, soldier, tough, and prize-fighter parts. I didn't know whether to feel complimented or not, but he surely meant what he said 'based' as he put it 'on even the little experience I had had.' But I didn't want to be a second rate movie actor. I had determined to return to my old bailiwick New York where I had decided to enter the brokerage business." May becomes a stockbroker on Wall Street in July of 1927, where he documents the rise and calamitous fall of the market in October of 1929. As the narrative ends, he notes that on this final day of 1929 in their office "Of customers there have been almost none" he finishes with the refrain from the song "I Want to Be Happy" from No, No Nanette!: "Seems almost ironical... Happy New Year." Subsequent investigation reveals that May remained a stockbroker (1940 census), but details of his life are sparse after that. In 1926 he married a respected Broadway (and later television) character actress, Dorothy Blackburn (1901-1999), who, although May dedicated the typed manuscript to her in 1941, is not mentioned in the narrative.Handwritten and illustrated manuscript, plus typed manuscript. Two drafts, as follows. 1. First draft. Quarto. Mostly lined paper in three-ring binder. 219 pages plus preliminary matter (preface, contents, illustrations, etc.), closely but very legibly written in pencil, interspersed with leaves containing approximately 49 photographs, a caricature of the author by Sem, one leaf of autographs from The Lusitania, and one photographed collage by R.H. Reid. Cloth on the binder eroded at the corners but internally very good or better. The concluding paragraphs reveal that this draft was written, mostly in December of 1929 and gives the author's address as the Princeton Club in New York. 2. Second draft. Quarto. 226 typed pages rectos only with sporadic minor hand corrections, and with photocopies of the pictures in the other manuscript interleaved. New preface dated in 1941 from Rye, New York. Bradbound into wrappers with title label. Wrappers well-worn, but internally near fine. The second draft was apparently typed in 1941 from the first handwritten draft, and essentially covers the years between 1912 and 1918.A truly spectacular narrative of an intrepid, curious, and peripatetic diarist whose Zelig-like adventures make Zelig look lazy. Our already overlong description provides but a thin gruel of the rich narrative soup that May's richly detailed account provides. .

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        Documents Épigraphiques recueillis dans le Nord de l'Arabie

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale,, 1891. Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale … Tome Vignt-Neuvième. Quarto (287 × 220 mm). Recent half calf to style, marbled boards, black morocco label, rules to spine in gilt and blind Bound with the half-title, 54 plates, the majority of them heliographs, 9 folding, 3 maps. Mild damp-stain in the head margin affecting the first 20 pages or so, but largely very good, unopened. First edition, but second issue with cancel title page dated 1891, originally published in 1884. Described by Hogarth in his biography of Doughty as 'First fruits of Arabia'', being the first publication in English, here with a preface in French by Ernest Renan, of any account of Doughty's travels, predating Travels in Arabia Deserta by four years. On his return to Europe, Doughty spent the summer of 1879 near Naples and began seriously to consider the publication of his geographical and epigraphic research. Late in 1880 he wrote to the leading Austrian orientalist Aloys Sprenger about El-Hejr and the area around Medain Salih, which Sprenger summarised and allowed to be published as a notice in the German periodical Globus: Illustrierte Zeitschrift Für Lander- Und Völkerkunde (volume xxxvii, 1880 p.201). Doughty's own report, translated into German, with sketch-maps, appeared subsequently in Globus, (volumes xxxix -xli, 1881-82) establishing ''his priority in the geographical studies by which he set most store'' (Hogarth). Doughty first met the great French orientalist and writer Ernest Renan early in 1883, and it was in Paris, after the failure of an attempt to sell his copies of the inscriptions to the Royal Museum in Berlin, that Doughty's copies of the inscriptions at Medain Salih - with translations by Joseph Derenbourg, Eugène-Melchior de Vogue, Philippe Berger, Joseph Halévy and Charles Simon Clermont -Ganneau - finally saw the light of day, with a preface by Renan. Sales were extremely slow, with just 31 copies sold in the first year. Doughty received 150 free copies but made no money out of the work, and was suitably outraged when the Académie charged Cambridge University Press a fee for the use of some of the plates for Arabia Deserta, plates which he had originally provided for free. This issue was evidently provided with a cancel title to "freshen" the edition in view of its poor sales. Uncommon.

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        A Ride to India Across Persia and Baluchistan.

      Chapman and Hall., London. 1891 - Folding map, 22 black and white full page plates by Herbert Walker from sketches by the author, 4 page publisher's catalogue at rear, 339pp, some foxing, particularly first leaves, tear in folding map, now neatly repaired, original pictorial cloth rubbed and worn at extremities, corners bumped, minor wear endpapers, binding a trifle skewed. Ex Parliamentary library, gilt library stamp upper cover, few library stamps first leaves. A most readable account of the author's journey from Tiflis to Baku, the Caspian Sea, Astara, Resht, Patchinar, Teheran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Bushire, Baluchistan, Beila and Gwarjak, Kelat, Quetta to Bombay. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMS BY THE WAY

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1891.. Small quarto. Tan linen, lettered in gilt. Light foxing to cloth, bookplate and tan offsetting to endleaves, otherwise a nice copy. First ordinary edition, large paper issue. One of one hundred numbered copies, printed on large, handmade paper, and specially bound. SCOTT, pp.10-11.

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        The Labrador Coast. A Journal of Two Summer Cruises to That Region with Notes on Its Early Discovery, on the Eskimo, on Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History

      N. D. C. Hodges, Publisher, New York - 1891, 1st Edition. () Very good. [8],513pp. Octavo. Plates from photos by Wm. Bradford, illustrations, and maps ( one folding). Original gilt lettered navy blue cloth. Laid in, a publishers prospectus with review's of the book. A very nice clean copy of the book. Not in A.B.; O'Dea 1057. Includes a bibliography and the results of expeditions to Hudson's Bay by Lieut. A. R. Gordon, and the journeys of Dr. K. R. Koch, and Mr. Randle F. Holme. Presentation copy to the" Rev. Thos. J Packarh with affectionate regards of the author". Very scarce more so inscribed to a family member. Author's Presentation Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Esquisse du droit pénal actuel dans les Pays-Bas et à l?Etranger. 13 volumes.

      E. Bruylant - Marchal & Billard - Spiering & Zoon 1891 - 1928, Bruxelles - Paris - Groningue, - Plats papier marbré. Auteur et titre dorés au dos, pour les tomes 1 à 9, demi-percaline noire, auteur et titre dorés, plats papier marbré pour les tomes 10 à 13. Bel exemplaire.

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        Across East African Glaciers. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro

      London - George Philip & Son 1891 - The first English edition of thisincredibly eminent work of mountaineering from the first recorded European to ascend the summit of Kilimanjaro. A lovely bright copy, with all maps present. Translated from the German of Dr. Hans Meyer. With three fold-out maps. Withtwenty plates. Lacks chromolithograph frontispiece. Hans Heinrich Josef Meyer, 1858 -1929, was a German geographer from Hildburghausen. Hans Meyer is credited with being the first European to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889. Condition: In a half cloth binding. Externally, just a little bumping,with slight loss to the spine label. There is a gilt referencenumber to the tail of the spine, witha small reference, and the remains of a label. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with occasional spots or marks. With a small blindstamp to the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kikkwa Moeiji Sen

      K. IMAI, JAPAN 1891 - Accordian Fold Catalogue of Select Chrysanthemums, Vol. I, Edited & Published by K. Imai No 22, Azabu -Ku Nishimachi, Tokyo Japan 1891, containing pictures of 25 Select New Varieties cultivated by the editor. Note: The pictures marked (a) represent the varieties orginated by a famous horticulturist, the late Mr. Seibi Mizumoto, while those marked (b)refer to the varieties originated by the editor. Front board is detached from spine, the three pages of text are in Japanese, this is a foldout accordian book, pages are yellowing, front and back covers are slightly soiled and worn, overal fair condition DATE PUBLISHED: 1891 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand . The Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the Years 1771-1772. Translated by H. Ling Roth. With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose

      London: Truslove & Shirley, 1891. Octavo, eight photogravure plates, folding plan of outrigger canoe and large folding chart (corner of title page clipped, tear to map repaired with paper tape); a good copy in the original cloth. First English translation. First English translation of Crozet's account of the South Pacific voyage of Marion-Dufresne, who in 1771 sailed to return the Tahitian native Ahutoru, who returned to Paris with Bougainville. The expedition was launched from Mauritius where the traveller Abbé Rochon was stranded; although he was denied permission to sail with the expedition Rochon later edited the present narrative from Crozet's log. The account contains a brief account of the Tasmanian Aborigines and a longer description of traditional Maori life, rich with primary information on food, hunting, warfare, shelter, fishing etcetera. After some misunderstanding Marion-Dufresne and about twenty crew were massacred by the Maori; the present edition contains Rochon's speculations on the cause of the massacre with an additional mid nineteenth-century anecdotal account included. Numerous scattered vignettes clarify issues in the narrative and there are informative appendices: aside from discussion of the massacre there is an appendix on the early literature of New Zealand and another on native canoes taken from Anson's Voyages. The edition was limited to 500 copies.

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        TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA AND THE RETURN WITH EMIN PASHA. Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay Assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor

      London Frederick Warne and Co. 1891 - 2 volumes. First Edition, Second printing, issued the same year as the first and in the same format and design, probably just the first edition sheets with a reprinted title-page. With over 150 illustrations, color plates, and folding maps in pocket at rear of book. 8vo, original patterned brick-red cloth, adorned with lettering in gilt and black on the spines and upper covers, elaborately decorated with all-over pictorial designs stamped in gilt, black and silver on the upper covers. xxi, 376; xv, 347. Appendix, index. A very nice set of this scarce work. "Send me a young man, preferably an officer in the army, well acquainted with the art of drawing maps", with this letter from Gessi Pasha began Captain Casati’s ten year adventure in Africa. During his years there he experienced imprisonment, a sentence to death and daring escape. He also was well known among such African luminaries of the day as Emin Pasha and Henry Stanley. This account, taken from his manuscripts and letters, was somewhat late in publication because his early paper had been stolen by King Chua and had to be rewritten from memory and because Casati remained in Africa for some time to nurse the ailing Pasha. A memorable and historically valuable addition to the African genre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photograph of "CLAYTON", the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh

      [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], n.d. [after 1891] - "Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide Howard Childs, purchased Clayton in August 1882 for $25,000. At the time the house was considerably smaller, an 11-room, Italianate-style building on a 1.43-acre parcel of land. The home fronted Penn Avenue in the residential neighborhood of Point Breeze, just half an hour by train from Mr. Frick and the office. The couple moved into Clayton early in 1883, and soon had the first of their four children. Clayton is unmistakably a family home. A high chair sits in the breakfast room, children's toys and books are in the nursery and library, and a sink and clothes rack built to a child's scale are nestled in an alcove outside the kitchen. By 1891, the family and the Fricks' social stature both had outgrown the home as it was, and architect Frederick J. Osterling was hired to transform Clayton into the 23-room chateau-style mansion seen today." - The Frick Art & Historical Center From the Estate of Childs Frick (1883-1965) (FRICK, HENRY CLAY) 10 x 13-1/2 inches. Vintage silver print. Mounted to artist's board. Board a bit chipped at edges, minor soiling to image at lower right corner

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        With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1891 - pp 139 (24). Complete with all plates and large folding coloured map. Original cloth boards with gilt pictorial, morocco spine with raised bands and gilt titles. A very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA CULTURA DELL'OLIVO IN ITALIA NOTIZIE STORICHE SCIENTIFICHE, AGRARIE E INDUSTRIALI

      TIPOGRAFIA DI MARIANO RICCI, FIRENZE 1891 - Volume in-4° 280x190 mm., legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, pp. xi-428, antiporta e 25 tavole a colori in cromolito, ottimo stato di conservazione con minimi difetti e 3/4 tavole rifilate. Importante opera sull'Olivo italiano completa di 25 splendide cromolitografie originali eseguite da Francois Stroobant e antiporta raffigurante una Madonna con Bambino. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paradisea Augustæ Victoriæ [Empress of Germany 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 cord with contemporary feelings on the preservation of the environment: 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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        Mireille.

      - 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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        VITRAUX

      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.

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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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        WASHINGTON RELICS: A COLLECTION OF AUCTION CATALOGUES.

      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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        1891 THROUGH 1935 ARCHIVE: THE PERSONAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF A PROMINENT DETROIT BUSINESSMAN, ACTIVE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND HEAD OF THE MURPHY CHAIR CO.,

      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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        CATONINETALES A DOMESTIC EPIC BY HATTIE BROWN [pseud] A YOUNG LADY OF COLOUR LATELY DECEASED AT THE AGE OF 14

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

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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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        DAYS AND DREAMS.

      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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        THE SOFT PORCELAIN OF SEVRES. WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY EDOUARD GARNIER. ROYAL FOLIO, TEN PARTS, FIVE PLATES IN EACH, FIFTY IN ALL, REPRESENTING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATER-COLOUR SUBJECTS AFTER THE ORIGINALS - 1891 EDITION LIMITED TO 283 COPIES

      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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        MEMOIRES DU PRINCE DE TALLYRAND (5 VOL SET - COMPLETE)

      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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