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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!.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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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        Alfred Robert Tucker 1891 ALS

      - To Revd Shalto C. Douglas (?) 1.5pp on folded lettersheet by famed 19th Century missionary. Dated Sept. 12.

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        Pleasant Surprises for Chicks of All Sizes Nister Moveable

      Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1891], London / New York - Contains 8 pages of moveables - dissolving slats - in wonderful chromolithograph. The dissolving slats work like a venetian blind - you pull a tab at the bottom of the page and this causes the displayed illustration to disappear behind a second illustration, thus presenting a new scene. So, across the 8 pages of moveables there are actually 16 illustrations. Published in Germany, c. 1893, by Theo Stroefer as 'Heitere Stunden Ein Wandelbuch Mit Reimen von Eugen Reichenbach'. Although Nister started publishing children's books in 1877, he did not publish any moveables until 1890; this book is most likely the third moveable that was published by Nister. [Hunt] The accompanying stories are presented in 4/5 line stanzas and these text pages are illustrated with line drawings. 325x250 mm / unpaginated, 20pp. Blue and white floral end papers. Condition: Boards badly rubbed and stained with the backstrip frayed with a few little tears. Hinges cracked but still holding. One page has been reattached. Staining to corners of fixed end papers. All mechanisms have been restored and are fully working with replacement tabs. All of the chromolithographs are complete and in good condition. Most of the mounts around the tabs have close tears [repaired], presumably due to over enthusiastic operation in the past. As with most Nister books this has been printed on early wood pulp paper and it is now quite brittle and hence has edge chips in places. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornitologia della Papuasia e delle Molucche [with three supplements].

      Torino: Ermanno Loescher 1881-1891. - Quarto, four volumes,2690 pp.Modern quarter morocco and marbled boards, some minor marginal staining in volume one, publisher's blue wrappers retained, very scarce. A complete set with the three later published supplements of the first major taxonomic review of the avifauna of New Guinea. Tommaso Adlard Salvadori (1835&#150;1923) was an Italian zoologist and a leading nineteenth century taxonomist. He wrote the parrot, pigeon and waterfowl volumes for the Catalogue of birds of the British Museum and had a number of animals named in his honour, including the Papua monitor Varanus salvadorii and the monotypic Salvadori's teal Salvadorina waigiuensis. Wood p. 549; not in Zimmer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Late Retired General, U.S.A. - a Publisher's Blad.

      Philadelphia: Edgewood Publishing Company, 1891 - Octavo. Original yellow ochre cloth with decoration in black and gilt including a portrait in an oval cartouche on the upper board, green floral-sprigged endpapers. Housed in a black quarter morocco on marbled paper book-style slip-case, red morocco label to the spine. A little rubbed, corners bumped, head and tail of the spine slightly crumpled, very good. 11 plates. A salesman's sample for this highly successful biography. Mounted on the front pastedown is the upper board of the Autograph Edition - "in Extra English Cloth in a chaste English style, to meet the want of people of culture, who will desire the Life of General Sherman in really choice style, rather than showy" - and on the rear pastedown the spine of the Half-Russia style, "very handsome." In all, four binding styles were offered, priced between $1.50 for Fine English Cloth, to $2.50 "In Full Morocco, gilt edges, (quite elegant.)" Contains 100 pages of sample text; 11 plates including the portrait frontispiece which in the published version "will be replaced by a superior Steel Plate being engraved from the same Photograph;" a double-page promotional flyer, "A Marvellous March from the Mountains of Time to the Sea of Eternity;" and blank sheets for subscriber's names at the rear. Johnson was a popular lecturer and author, having previously written books on Stanley's expeditions to Africa, the Jonestown Flood, and Sitting Bull and the Indian Wars. He was on the staff of the New York Tribune for 50 years, for twenty of them being the foreign and diplomatic editorial writer. Unusual and attractive publishing promotional item.

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        Fondamenti di geometria a più dimensioni e a più specie di unità rettilinee esposti in forma elementare. Lezioni per la Scuola di Magistero in Matematica

      Padua: Tipografia del seminario, 1891. First Edition. Half morocco. Good. First Edition. Half morocco. 8vo (240 × 175 mm), pp. xlviii, 630; text a little toned, but otherwise bright and clean; marbled edges; good in contemporary half morocco over cloth boards, gilt title to upper cover, rubbed and worn, with slight loss to corners.

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        The Life of Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, the Last of the Great Generals. [Promotional oversized flyer]

      B. J. Johnson & Co., Richmond, Va. 1891 - 2 pp. Illustrated from photographs and engravings. 22 x 15-1/2 inches. Creased where folded, with a few tiny tears at folds. This is an oversized publisher's announcement and solicitation for authorized agents to sell this "Genuine Book," rather than "canvassing for worthless, catch-penny books by unknown (penny a line) writers." Terms to agents, contents, styles and prices noted.

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        SIBERIA AND THE EXILE SYSTEM, VOLUMES ONE + TWO. 2 vols. [Hardcover] by Kennan

      Century Co., 1891 - 2 volumes, in fine green embossed cloth with gold gilt edges. Near fine. Excellent condition. Clean, unmarked pages. Book plate on first page. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Century Co, 1891. Vol 1, 407 + Vol 2, 595 pages. Pictures available upon request. Ships daily. (RUS) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arbeiter - Wohnungen (Privat- und Gemeindebauten. Serie IV.). Einzelhäuser für eine Familie und Doppelhäuser für zwei und vier Familien in farbiger Darstellung herausgegeben von Lambert & Stahl, Architekten in Stuttgart.

      Stuttgart. Verlag Konrad Wittwer, ff. 1891. - mit 60 farbigen Tafeln, Folio. 42,0 x 30,0 cm. 61 Blatt Seiten, In gutem Zustand. eine der Schlaufenbindungen defekt, der Einband angestaubt, etswas braunfleckig und mit Staubrand, der Lederrücken und die Lederecken etwas berieben, das Deckblatt und die Tafeln etwas braunfleckig, meist aber in den Rändern, sehr schöne Darstellungen, bezeichnend für die Zeit - für Arbeiter hatte ein Abort zu reichen - Bäder sucht man vergeblich, die englischen Arbeiter hatten es da besser. die Mappe erschien 1891 -1892. Halbledermappe mit Lederecken und 3 Schlaufenbindungen, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

      J. S. Virtue & Co. 1891, London - n.d. [1891 - 1894]. 3 vols in 6 divisions in the original decorative cloth. , 43 chromo-lithograph plates and 3 chromo-lithograph title pages. A lovely clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras Historicas

      Secretaria de Fomento 1891-92, Mexico City - Two volumes, octavo (23 x 16 cm), pp 508, 455. (Palau 9080) Important indigenous accounts of the Toltecas, Texcocans and the Chichimecas, edited by prominent Mexican archivist Alfredo Chavero. The material in the first volume was previously published in Kingsborough's great tomes The Antiquities of Mexico, and was translated into French by the great French Mexicanist Abbe Ternaux-Compans, though the translation is not considered accurate: this volume is sometimes referred to as the Book of the Kings of Texcoco, as it is a history of that people from its origins through the Spanish Conquest: they were very important allies of Cortes. The material in the second volume was first published here, in this edition, from material that Ixtlilxochitl had himself collected. Connected by birth to the royal house of Texcoco and a great grandson of the last Aztec emperor, he was admirably situated to write the history of his people. He himself was well educated at the college the Spaniards set up for the native royalty -- Sta. Cruz de Tlaltelolco, where he was educated in Najuatl and Spanish. It is said that the Viceroy himself, for whom he was the personal translator, directed him to write these histories. His dates are conjectural, but span somewhere between 1575 - 1650. All subsequent reprints of Ixtlilxochitl's works are facsimiles of Chavero's edition, which remains definitive. Nice example of good Mexican printing, under the direct patronage of President Diaz to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. Uncommon in the trade; auction records show only a few appearances in the last 50 years. Bound in green morocco over cloth. Very handsome, solid set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by the Way

      London Sold by Reeves & Turner 1891 - One of 300 Copies [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. Poems by the Way. [London: Sold by Reeves & Turner, 1891]. One of 300 paper copies printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. Small quarto (8 x 5 3/4 inches; 205 x 145 mm). 197 pp. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Decorative woodcut border and initials. Printer&#146;s device at the end of the table of contents and on the colophon page. Original stiff vellum with green silk ties. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine lightly soiled and back cover with a small blue smudge. Overall a very good copy. The first book printed at the Kelmscott Press in two colors, and the first book in which the smaller Kelmscott device appeared. Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 12-13. Peterson A2. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 325, no. 2. Sparling 2. Tomkinson, p. 108, no. 2. HBS 65755. $3,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EN EL AFRICA TENEBROSA. Historia de la expedición emprendida en busca y Auxilio de EMIN, gobernador de la provincia ecuatorial egipcia. Trad. del inglés por José Coroleu. Espléndida edición ilustrada con preciosos grabados y magníficos mapas.

      Espasa y Cia., Barcelona - Fol, 2h, XXp, 840p, 49 láminas, 3 mapas despl. color (2 rasgados), ils. en texto, algo de óx. Hol. roz, nervios y dorados en lomo. (1891)

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        Bibliotheca Accipitraria. A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry. With Notes, Glossary and Vocabulary

      London: Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 1891. First edition, xxviii, 289, [1] + 2pp., of adverts, coloured frontis., 25 plates, bookplate of William Todd, orig. quarter morocco, uncut, t.e.g. a fine copy.

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        Première Soirée in Le Gil Blas illustré (n°23 du dimanche 29 novembre 1891).

      Gil Blas 1891 - - Gil Blas, Paris 1891-1892, 27x39cm, en feuilles. - Edition pré-originale posthume du poème "Première Soirée" d'Arthur Rimbaud, dont une variante a été publiée précédemment sous le titre "Trois baisers" et tirée du manuscrit du Cahier de Douai qui, selon les volontés de son auteur, ne fut jamais publié seuls quelques poèmes furent édités en fac-similé. Le Gil Blas a publié ce poème dans la rubrique "Les poètes de l'amour" du n°23 du 29 novembre 1891, soit une vingtaine de jours seulement après la disparition du poète. Numéro comportant une grande illustration de Steinlen, ainsi qu'une à pleine page de Rabier. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d'abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s'y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses oeuvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1891., 1891. 17" x 49" sheet, opens to a black & white map of the U. S. showing the lines of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and connections, with their focus of concentration being essentially Chicago westward to California and the Pacific coast. Side panels of time tables and information on Oklahoma, Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico, and the Montezuma Hotel, also in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The other side has 24 panels of time tables, a few illustrations, and information on California excursions. Very good copy.

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      Paris: Tresse & Stock,, 1891. Octavo (182 × 110 mm). Contemporary quarter red morocco, titles to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers and sides. Spine slightly faded, binding lightly rubbed, contents toned. A very good copy. First trade edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "A M. Robert Sherard. J. K. Huysmans." A superb assocation: Robert Harborough Sherard (1861&#150;1943) was an English writer and journalist, resident for more than twenty years in Paris. He was a friend, and the first biographer, of Oscar Wilde, as well as being Wilde&#39;s most prolific biographer in the first half of the twentieth century. Though roundabout, the connection with Oscar Wilde through Sherard is appealing when one remembers that Huysman&#39;s 1884 book À Rebours was the "yellow book" that inspired (and appeared in) Wilde&#39;s Picture of Dorian Grey. La Bas introduces Huysman&#39;s semi-autobiographical character Durtal who, disgusted with the shallow vulgarity of the modern world, turns to the mediaeval past for solace, and eventually finds (and enters) a thriving underworld of black magic and practising Satanism in fin de siècle France.

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      Macmillan, UK 1891 - 1st Edition Thus 1891. Includes the very rare original wrapper. Very few survive if any from this period and is the first one to appear on the market for many a year. Over 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Books illustrated by Hugh Thomson are some of the most beautiful books produced during the late Victorian and Edwardian period. Book is very good++ and in wonderful bright condition. Contents very good indeed with slight darkening to endpapers. Pages un-cut. The wrapper is very good+ with small loss to spine tips/corners. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Spine age toned/soiled. Covers lightly soiled. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 2074 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ordanance Memoranda No. 29. Horse equipments and Cavalry Accoutrements

      GPO, Washington, DC. 1891 - First edition in the original dull yellow wraps. Black printed title with coat of arms of the Ordanance Department U.S.A. Some mild soiling to the covers around the spine. Twenty detailed illustrations and 3 tables to do with saddles, blankets, haversacks, pistolholders, etc., etc. There is a narrative which describes all the plates. Original source material published by the US government. An extremely rare copy in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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