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        Paradisea Intermedia [De Vis' Bird of Paradise]

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

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      Henry And Co. 1891 - 1st 1891. Very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w photo portrait frontis of Henty. 22 b/w illustrations by Weir. A natural history book in a series of essays. The Whitefriars Library of Wit & Humour Second Series. Corners bumped and rubbed. Top and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Rear board lightly marked. Contents very good indeed. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Light on Darkest Africa, Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition

      Ward Lock & Co., London 1891 - Bound in red half leather with marbled paper to boards, gilt stamp title and rule to spine, red stain to three edges. Frontispiece and thirty-two plates, text illustrations, fold-out map bound in after list of illustrations. Edges of leather rubbed, some denting and scuffing to the leather spine, some browning to edges of endpapers, scuffing to paper to boards, large tear to fold-out map removing one corner, which has been reattached. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Festschrift zur Feier des siebzigsten Geburtstages von Hermann von Helmholtz.

      Leopold Voss, Hamburg, Leipzig, 1891 - [8]-91-[1 bl.] pp. (minor spotting). A collection of essays by 18 prominent ophthalmologists of England, Germany, France, and Italy published in honor of Hermann von Helmholz's 70th birthday. von Helmholz was a German physician (1821-1894) and he revolutionized the field of ophthalmology with the invention of the ophtalmoscope. Illustrated with 9 numb. lithogr. plates (mostly coloured, numb. I-VIII, VIII double) and some ills in text. Ref. Waller 4298. BL London (ed. 1893). Quarter cloth, ill. covers, flat spine, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Rough Shaking

      Blackie and Son Limited, London 1891 - 384pp +32 ad. pages + 12 full page b/w illustrations (complete).Sunday School "1st Prize" bookplate on front free endpaper. A lovely copy. The top and tail of the spine are a little worn, and there is very minor soiling. Internally clean and unmarked. I have appended a photograph of the beautiful front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philip Albert Books and Manuscripts]
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        Bilder aus Thüringen. Sammelmappe mit 20 Photographien: Nr. 76 Ruhla: Panorama vom Ringberg aus. // Nummer 134 Friedrichroda Heuberg. // Nr. 139 Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. // No. 166 Friedrichroda Spießberghaus. // Nr. 171 Inselsberg Gothaisches Gasthaus. // Nr. 172 Inselsberg Preußisches Gasthaus. // Nummer 199 Thurm auf dem Adlersberg. // Nr. 258 Eisenach Hörselberghaus. // Nr. 281 Eisenach Drachenschlucht. // Nr. 285 Eisenach Annathal. // Nr. 286 Gasthof zur Hohen Sonne bei Eisenach. // Nr. 288 Altenstein Lutherdenkmal an der Lutherbuche. // No. 310 Eisenach Wartburg vom Eisenacher Burgberg. // No. 374 Ilmenau Sanitätsrath Dr. Prellers Wasserheilanstalt. // No. 429 Schwarzburg Hotel weißer Hirsch. // No. 432 Blankenburg Hotel Chrysopras. //

      Junghanss & Koritzer Meiningen 1891. - FL2330 Rote Originalleinen-Flügelmappe, stärker zerschlissen. Die inliegenden s/w Originalabzüge in der Größe 21 x 15cm sind auf starke Kartons (31 x 24 cm) montiert und beschriftet. Sauber und wohlerhalten Einzelabnahme für 30€ zzgl. 5€ Porto möglich! - Bilder auf Wunsch gerne als Scan vorab! 2050

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

      London: George Philip and Son 1891 - First English edition. Large 8vo. xx, 404 pp. Recent tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, blindstamped and gilt rules, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to other panels, pale red edges. Chromolithograph frontispiece, twelve black and white lithographed plates, eight mounted photographs and three maps. Some trivial spotting towards front and rear of the volume, dark tinge to the edge of some of the plate leaves (not affecting the images), a very good copy. The work describes Hans Meyer’s second and successful attempt to reach the highest of Kilimanjaro’s three peaks, Kibo, in 1889. He had fallen short on a previous attempt two years earlier. Meyer, along with the Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, were the first Europeans known to have attained the summit.

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      San Francisco: E. L. G. Steele,. 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-300 [301-304: blank] [note: penultimate leaf is a blank; final leaf excised; fly leaf precedes title leaf],. original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, bit of darkening to spine panel, minor. bubbling to cloth on rear cover, just a bit of fading at upper edge. of front cover, else a fine copy. A very nice copy of a book. generally found worn and soiled. Enclosed in a custom cloth slipcase.. (#115032). First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Bierce to a fellow Hearst journalist on the title page: "Charles Michelson / with compliments of / The Author / St. Helena, Cal., / Aug. 30, 1892." Michelson was a famous adventurer and correspondent for William Randolph Hearst. Classic collection of short fiction including "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Bierce's best known story. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-13. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 162. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 073. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 33-4. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1436-40. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 23. Bleiler (1978), p. 23. Reginald 01265. Wright (III) 525. BAL 1109 (binding variant A). Starrett 8. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 252.

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        Ohne Titel. Aktstudien. [19]79. [Original-Radierung / original etching].

      0 - Richard Ziegler geboren 1891 in Pforzheim, gestorben 1992 ebenda. Mitglied der Novembergruppe. Nummer 21 von 100 nummerierten und von Richard Ziegler datierten und signierten Exemplaren auf Büttenpapier. Maße Blatt: 53,5 x 38,2 cm. Maße Platte: 30,8 x 20,5 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 21 von 100 numbered, dated and signed exemplares by Richard Ziegler on handmade paper. Measure sheet: 53,5 x 38,2 cm. Measure plate: 30,8 x 20,5 cm. Fine condition. Richard Ziegler geboren 1891 in Pforzheim, gestorben 1992 ebenda. Mitglied der Novembergruppe. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler. Unique Experiences in Many Lands. From the Papers of the late Baron Hartwig Seeman, "The Emperor of Magicians" and William D'Alvini, Juggler, "Jap of Japs"

      Clyde Publishing Company, Chicago 1891 - First edition. Cloth with applied paper label. 172pp. Illustrated from photographs. Fine. Very scarce. *OCLC* locates nine copies. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A lost god

      By Francis W. Bourdillon. With illustrations By H.J. Ford. London, Elkin Mathews At the sign of the Bodley head In Vigo Street, 1891. Super Roy.8vo; three pairs of fine photogravure plates by Dawsons after Ford, printed on India paper and laid on, each of the three illustrations in two states, arranged in facing pairs separated with inserted laid-paper guard (not included in collation); leaf of Notes with printer’s imprint and device on verso at end; pp.58+[ii]; quarter deep crimson reversed sheep ruled and lettered gold on spine, diagonally fine ribbed grey-green cloth sides; a.e. uncut. Sheep unobtrusively repaired at head and tail of spine, and a little rubbed in places, with loss of date and rule at tail; slight marking to cloth of sides; otherwise a nice copy of a book not calculated to survive well because of the delicacy of the sheep. One of an edition limited to 50 copies on Large Paper (the ordinary edition, of which there were 500 copies, being demy 8vo). Printed on Dutch hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in between pp.[10] and [11], [28] and [29], and [46] and [47]. The spine appears to be lettered and ruled in real gold. Nelson, ‘Early Nineties’, 26. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR DE LA GRAVURE SUR BOIS ET SUR MÉTAL AU XVe SIÈCLE. Berlin, Librairie Albert Cohn. Leipzig 1891-1902.

      - Bella ril. in tela coeva, titolo e motivo in oro al dorso, coperte originali conservate all’interno, cm 25x18, Tome premier contenant un catalogue des gravures xylographiques se rapportant a la Bible, l’histoire apocryphe et légendaire, la Sainte Trinité et la Sainte Vierge avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome deuxième contenant un catalogue des livres xylographiques se rapportant aux saints et saintes, sujets religieux, mystiques et prophanes, calendriers, alphabets, armoiries, portraits et suivi d’une specification des falsifications avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome troisième contenant un catalogue des gravures sur métal et des empreintes en pate suivi d’un supplement provisoire, d’une liste des marques et monogrammes Tome quatrième contenant un catalogue des livres xilographiques et xylo-chigraphiques indiquant les différences de toutes les éditions existantes avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome quatrième contenant un catalogue des livres xilographiques et xylo-chigraphiques indiquant les différences de toutes les éditions existantes avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques.pp complessive 1546, nel IV vol. numerose riproduzioni di materiali iconografici. Ex libris. Ediz. in sole 300 copie. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Intentions. The Decay of Lying; Pen Pencil and Poison; The Critic as Artist; The Truth of Masks.

      London: James A. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1891 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Only very lightly rubbed and faintly marked, but cloth very bright. A stunning copy and the best we have seen. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The white company By A

      Conan Doyle Author of ‘Micah Clarke’ In three volumes. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1891. (All rights reserved). 3 Vols.; blank before half-title, and integral advertisement leaf at end, in volumes two and three; pp.viii+311+[i (blank)]; [2]+vi+302+[ii]; [2]+vi+277+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed reddish brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with a small floral pattern in grey. Insignificant marking of back covers, and a couple of small ink-spots on one spine; poor quality end-papers embrowned (with offsetting, in volume three, onto facing page), and slight cracking at some joints; small chip from blank upper margin of index leaf in volume two, due to careless opening; faint crease affecting front end-paper, blank, and half-title in volume three; otherwise a very nice, bright copy in a custom-made folding box. A family copy, purchased from the library of one of Conan Doyle’s great nephews, but unfortunately without signs of provenance: a copy at any rate that has never seen library use. The author’s own favourite amongst his books. Sadleir, 752; Wolff, 1923; Green & Gibson, A8a. One of a total printing of only 750 copies, the majority of which were sold to the circulating libraries. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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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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      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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        Yellowstone National Park in Photogravure

      F. Jay Haynes & Bro., St. Paul, Minn. 1891 - 1st, a rare and beautiful gem of Western Americana. An oblong folio, about 14" x 11", with 25 superb photos on thick paper, each with an onionskin interleaf. Vg+ in original brown cloth; though there are a few stains on the pictorial (black & gilt) front cover, the floral-pattern endpapers are clean and the pictures are perfect. This is the 2nd set of 25 done by Haynes; the first was issued in 1887. [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 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: " 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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      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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      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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      - Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1891, 1 volume de 190x272 mm environ, 376 pages, reliure plein maroquin rouge glacé sous étui marbré avec ouverture en maroquin rouge et intérieur en suédine, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres dorés, chasses encadrées d'un double filet doré. Texte et traduction avec 25 eaux-fortes sous serpentes légendées, dont 21 sont reproduites par le procédé de MM. Lumière, d'après les planches dessinées et gravées par Eugène Burnand et 55 dessins du même artiste tirés avec le texte. Dos déglacé, sinon bon état. Ce volume contient : 1 carte de visite, 1 lettre autographe, 1 manuscrit, reliés en début de volume. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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