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        The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, containing the games of the International Chess Tournament held at New York in 1889

      New York: Sixth American Chess Congress, 1891 xxxviii+490 pages with table and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine. Limited to 500 copies. This is copy 111 issued to R W Ferguson of Flushing New York. (Betts: 25-26) .1st edition. Contains the report of the Congress Committee and all 432 games with notes by Steinitz. This was a 20-man Double Round Robin Tournament. One of the longest tournaments in history. In the first half of the tournament, draws were counted as a half point. In the second half, they were replayed once. Between the 38 regular rounds, 8 replay rounds, and 4 game playoff for first at the end, there were 50 rounds all told (!). Like the 4th Congress, this tournament consisted largely of foreign masters. The retirement of Captain Mackenzie seems to date from this time (though some sources credit him as US Champion until his death in 1891), giving the top American finisher some claim on being de facto US Champion. The top American finisher was Solomon Lipschutz, who finished in 6th Place with a score of +22-9=7 Condition: Some internal pencil markings and notations. Attractively rebund in full leather with gilt lettering to spine. A very good copy of a very scarce chess item. . First Edition.

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        Grammatik Der Eskimo=Sprache,Wie Fie Im Bereich Der Missions=Niederlassungen Der Brudergemeine Au Der Labradorluste Gesprochen Mird

      London: Moravian Mission Agency 1891, 1st Edition. () xx,415 pp. Very good. Octavo. Original brown cloth. Old dark stain on the top third of the rear board. Small snag on the spine. Coated yellow endpapers. Other than the stain a very nice copy. From the Moravian archives in Nain Labrardor with their rubber stamp and early inscription on the front endpaper. Rare. Bourquin was the superintendent of the Moravian Missions in Labrador. Pilling notes on P 13 of his bibliography that Bourquin was preparing an Esquimaux Grammar which was to be published in 188 or 1887..

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        The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, at the Riverside Press, Cambridge 1891 - Fifteen volumes, 8vo., bound in three quarter plush red morocco stamped in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt. Standard Library edition, one of 500 copies, profusely illustrated with etchings and steel engravings. Clark B13 ---- From the library of Richard Watson Gilder’, with his bookplate on the free endpaper of volume one. An accomplished poet, Gilder was the longtime editor of Century Magazine, which published many of Hawthorne’s contemporaries as well as his posthumous manuscript notes for “Doctor Grimshawe’s Secret.” A gorgeous set with a distinguished provenance. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beast and Man In India: A Popular Sketch of Indian Animals in their Relations with the People

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1891 - 8vo., red ochre cloth with black elephant cover design lettered in gilt; dark green paper endpapers; portion of half-title page, once loosened, reattached, leaving slight residue on the title page. First edition, with ad leaf and book catalogue dated May, 1891. Signed by John Lockwood Kipling, the father of Rudyard, who illustrated both of his son's "Jungle Books," on the half-title page. Richard Watson Gilder's copy, with the longtime editor of Century Magazine's library bookplate on the front endpaper and ownership signature on the half-title page. Gilder serialized Kipling's "The Naulahka, A Story of West and East" in the Century. A significant association copy. a.p.o [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gallegher and Other Stories

      London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co. 1891 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; soiled covers, hinges tightened, several paper tears expertly restored. First English edition. BAL 4510. A presentation copy, inscribed: "Francesca [Gilder], with a great deal of love, Richard Harding Davis," on the half-title page. Francesca Gilder, who served as a model for Cecilia Beaux's Dorothea and Francesca, was the daughter of Richard Watson Gilder, the longtime editor of Century Magazine, who published many of Davis's stories; with Richard Watson Gilder's library bookplate on the front free endpaper ---- Oddly enough, Davis's "Gallegher and Other Stories" became the series Gallegher, starring Roger Mobley, Edmond O'Brien, and Harvey Korman on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Secolo illustrato della Domenica. Settimanale che racconta fatti di attualità, riccamente ill. con inc. in legno, articoli di arte, scienza, rassegne economiche.

      Sonzogno., Milano. 1891 - 6 voll., in fol. (cm 42,5), m. tela, ogni fascicolo è di 8 pp. Lettere ai d. in o. Raccolta arricchita da pregevoli e numerosissime inc. in legno, molte delle quali a piena p. che raffigurano fatti di attualità: Il linciaggio degli italiani a Nuova Orleans, Veduta di Cassala e de' suoi abitanti, L'incoronazione dello Zar, Le inondazioni in Italia, Il varo dell'incrociatore "Puglia" a Taranto, L'assassinio dell'Imperatrice d'Austria avvenuto a Ginevra, L'eccidio di Amba-Alagi, Il trasporto delle ceneri di Cristoforo Colombo a Siviglia, Il grande incendio dell'Hotel Windsor a New York. Alcune pp. sciolte e/o con piccoli strappi. Disponiamo:- 1° vol. - dal n. 66 del 4 gennaio al n. 117 del 20 dicembre 1891 (nel conteggio dei fascicoli si è notato un errore di numerazione del fascicolo 84 che è stato numerato con il n. 85, tale errore non è stato ripreso per cui sembra che manchi il n. 84, ma dal susseguirsi delle date si evince che non c'è nessuna mancanza).- 2° vol. - dal n. 24 del 7 gennaio al n. 275 del 30 dicembre 1894 (manca il n. 255 ).- 3° vol. - dal n. 276 del 6 gennaio al n. 327 del 29 dicembre 1895.- 4° vol. - dal n. 432 del 2 gennaio al n. 467 del 25 dicembre 1898 (Per avverse condizioni socio politiche la stampa del settimanale fu interrotta dall'8 maggio, n. 450. La stessa fu ripresa il 4 settembre con il n. 451).- 5° vol. - dal n. 328 del 5 gennaio al n. 379 del 27 dicembre 1896.- 6° vol. - dal n. 468 del 1 gennaio al n. 520 del 31 gennaio 1899.

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        Orientalische Teppiche - Vorbilder-Hefte aus dem Kgl. Kunstgewerbe-Museum. Koenigliche Museen zu Berlin

      Verlag Ernst Wasmuth. Fair. 1891. B001000090 Fair. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Portfolio. Folio, iv + 8 pages. + 16* color plates (*3 folded . B001000090 .

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        Autograph letter of receipt signed.

      Berlin, 10. VI. 1891. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. Confirming that he has received a painting by Adolph Menzel for a Munich exhibition: "Von Herrn Julius Schiff 'Procession im Garten' von A. Menzel für die Ausstellung in München empfangen zu haben, bescheinigt Max Liebermann". - Small label, monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "118".

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        DREI KARTEN VON GERHARD MERCATOR; EUROPA-BRITISCHE INSELN-WELTKARTE

      W.H. Kühl, Berlin 1891 - portfolio. half cloth spine, cloth-covered boards. Facsimilo-Lichtdruck nach den Originalen der Staatsbibliothek zu Breslau Hergestellt von der Reichsdruckfrei. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin. Portfolio with three maps from Gerhard Mercator in 41 loose plates. Illustrates Europe in 15 leaves, the British Isles in 8 leaves and a world map in 18 leaves. Two pages of text in German. Bookplate from the Long Island Historical Society on the front paste-down. Portfolio is soiled with chipping and cracking to spine. Corners are worn. Map leaves are chipped and brittle, with loss of paper along the edges of the plates. half cloth spine, cloth-covered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT and Other Places Depicted by Rudyard Kipling

      Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler and Co, 1891. First English edition, preceded by the Indian edition of the same year. 8vo, original printed wrappers, in cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcase. [4], 108, [9]. Spine worn, wrappers worn at edges. A very good copy. EXTREMELY RARE ITEM. Written during his years in India, City of Dreadful Night was published in the popular Indian Railway Library. It describes the city of Calcutta in great detail including sections on the Police, The Railway Folk, and an Opium Factory. A fascinating glimpse of Indian city life.

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        Cranford

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1891. With a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. And illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo (181 × 119 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in dark green crushed morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, green endpapers, gilt edges. With numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson. A fine copy. First Thomson edition. Inscribed by the illustrator on the slightly browned original front free endpaper "Oliver H. Perry, Esq. with kind regards Hugh Thomson Nov. 24 1891.

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        Baseball. The All~England Series

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1891. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Scarce curiosity, the futile attempt by an American to convert the English to the game of baseball. 12mo. 6.75 by 4.5 inches, 17 by 12 cm. Newton Crane was the President of the National Baseball League of Great Britain and a U.S. consul to Manchester. [17] (counting FEP), 103, [8] pp. Besides touching on all aspects of the game, most importantly including the rules, the text goes into the spread of the game internationally (to Japan, Australia, etc.). The preliminaries include early ads for Spalding baseball mitts, bats and other equipment, as well as ads of other suppliers (Gray and Maynard of New Hampshire, etc.). The ads in the back are from the publisher and describe other sports primers in the same series, for sailing, wrestling, cricket, football (rugby), swimming, etc. Also a list of officers of the Baseball Association of Great Britain and Ireland. Narrow dampstain on lower edge of front and rear boards, not significantly affecting type of "Price One Shilling" on front cover. Light soiling besides. Hinge cracked. Generally clean and tight notwithstanding hinge cracks.

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        Oeuvres Illustrees. 20 volumes fine bindings in 3/4 morocco & marbled boards.

      Paris: L. Herbert, Librairie, 1891 - 20 Volumes, 8vo (6¼ x 9½), numerous full page plates throughout. Three-quarter green morocco & marbled boards, gilt paneled backs in 6 compartments, gilt lettered in the second & third, five raised bands, top edges gilt. Near fine clean bright attractive set with back-strips faded to brown, a few scuffs, a few end caps slightly chipped, contents clean & bright with occasional scattered light foxing. H4828 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORKS

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. 32 volumes. With illustrations from the originals. 8vo, three-quarter blue morocco and cloth by Bayntun, lettered and decorated with lozenge ornament gilt in panels of spines, t.e.g. A very fine and attractive set, spines only lightly mellowed. Mounted in the first volume are an envelope addressed and signed by Dickens and an envelope with an autograph letter from John Forster, Dickens' biographer. A beautiful set, stereotyped from the original plates.

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

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

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        Good-Bye My Fancy: 2nd Annex to Leaves of Grass

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1891 - Signed by Walt Whitman below frontispiece photograph. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep and inked name and date on 2nd ffep, slight character soiling to fep and ffep, else textblock immaculate and tight. Light shelf wear to the original binding, light fraying to corners, edges, and head and foot of spine, bumped corners, else binding very clean and tight. This is Whitman's last book prior to his death in 1892. 66p; Myerson a13; BAL 21440. Size: 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Notes of a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

      Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1891. - Small octavo. Pp. 161, 24 publisher's catalogue. Hardcover, original green cloth lettered in black, spine gilt, bevelled edges, old institutional bookplate, stamp, contemporary dedication in neat hand, some pencil underlining. In about fine condition. A lovely copy. ~ First edition. Noted classicist Dr. Henriëtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate. Francis Romano Oliphant (1859-1894), the younger son of the painter Francis Wilson Oliphant (1818-1859), was born in Rome after his father's death. He graduated from Oxford in 1883. In 1891 he published his "Notes of a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land" which originally appeared in the form of letters addressed to the "Spectator", to which he was a frequent contributor. He later aided his mother in the preparation of her "Victorian Age of Literature", published in 1892. Scarce. KVK locates 2 copies in British Library. British Union Catalog adds copies in Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, and National Library of Scotland. OCLC 13686843 locates only 7 other copies worldwide, 6 of which are in the USA, one in Israel (Jewish National & University Library).

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        Contes Choisis Le Loup. Hautot pere et fils. Allouma. Mouche. La Maison Tellier. Un Soir. Le Champ d'oliviers. Mademoiselle Fifi. L'Epave. Une partie de Campagne

      Bibliophiles Contemporains. L'Academie des Beaux-Livres, 1891-1892. First Limited Edition Thus. Full Decorated Morocco. Near Fine/Slipcase. 4to. No. 66 of limitation, the total number of which is undisclosed. Exemplaire de M. Henri Garon. The limitation page indicates that no copies were placed in commerce, and indeed this beautiful edition is scarce. Printed on a luxuriant paper stock, with impressed watermarks of floral patterns providing a sublime ornamentation to the leaves, and many illustrations, both interspersed in the text and as full page plates, some duotone, others a rich gouache palette. Gorgeous full morocco decorative binding by Canape R. G. with Art Nouveau floral design worked into the leather on the front board, and doublures of fine Chinese silk with floral pattern (mounted onto endpapers). Original wrap covers preserved and bound in. Tiny bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffat posted onto FEP. All housed in a sturdy slipcase that has morocco trim and marbled paper pastedowns on its boards.

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        SOUVENIR OF CONFIRMATION, HEBREW FREE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, [NEW YORK, N.Y.], MAY 31ST 1891, AT TEMPLE SHAARAY TEPHILLA.

      New York : De Leeuw & Oppenheimer, 1891 - Original cloth, Oblong 4to, 10 leaves. Uriah Hermann’s copy, who is listed as Vice-President of the Association, with his bookplate (Hermann was a leading German-Jewish philanthropist in New York at the time) . Singerman 4250. A lavishly printed souvenir book on typical 19th century 1/16" thick stiff cardboard boards for leaves. All Edges Gilt. On the Programme page, the Opening Prayer is given by Rachel Sinaberg, the Dddress by Rev. R. Benjamin, the Examination by Rev. I. C. Noot, The Act of Confirmation & Address by Rev Dr. F. De Sola Mendes, the Song by Miss Carrie Strauss, and the Closing Prayer by Israel Goldwasser. All members of the Confirmation Class of 1891 (38 girls and 6 boys) are listed, as are the officers and directors (names include M. S. Isaacs, U. Hermann, N. Cowan, Henry Budge, A. Friedlander, F. Forsch, Dr. H. Gomez, Joseph Lilianthal, Jesse Lilianthal, Albert Loeb, I. Meinhard, A. F. Hochstadter, David Kohn, Jacob Korn, L. Levy, J. E. Newberger, M. Warley Platzek, Miss Julia Richman, I. Steinhart, Lipman Stern, & S. Stiefel) . A composit photo of portraits of the board of directors is also present, as is a history of the Association and an illustration of its future home in the Educational Alliance building. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York. The Hebrew Free School Association was a "19th-century organization that countered efforts of Christian missionaries by founding a group of free schools for New York City’s Jewish immigrant children. In 1864, Christian missionaries had opened a school on the Lower East Side that offered to teach Hebrew to Jewish children, but the offer proved only a lure to convert Jewish children to Christianity. Outraged, a dozen Reform and Orthodox congregations opened a Hebrew free school nearby, with a complete Hebrew studies program that supplemented the standard curriculum of secular public schools. The school was so successful that the organizers formed a Free Hebrew School Association that opened branches in other Jewish neighborhoods. Aside from turning back the threat posed by Christian missionaries, the association, which was made up of successful, Americanized Jews of German origin, became a major instrument for helping newly arrived Jews—mostly from impoverished shtetls and ghettoes of eastern Europe—to adapt to their new country. In addition to traditional secular education and studies in the Hebrew language and Jewish religion and history, the schools taught the new arrivals hygiene and other American ways unknown in their homelands. The schools began closing in the 1870s, as the New York public school system expanded and as those Jews who had learned their lessons well emerged from the slums and moved elsewhere to assimilate with other Americans" (Encyclopedia of American Education, 2011) . OCLC lists 2 copies (HUC & Harvard) , but the HUC copy listing indicates only 8 leaves and so may be defective. Very light wear to cloth, old spine label and institutional number on title page, faint damp stain along extreme bottom edge of last few leaves, otherwise very clean. (AMR-39-5) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Barbizon School of Painters Corot : Rousseau : Diaz, Millet, Daubigny, etc.

      Chapman and Hall, London 1891 - 294 pages + xvi front + 2 rear pages. + 36 pages of single sided illustrations with protective tissue guards Original brown binding with gilt lettering front & spine fair with some rubbing, very minor loss top & base spine edges, starting to split top. Contents; single sided illustrations very good. ( also very many illustrations within text ). text fair with some foxing front & rear . a few pages a little loose. Inscribed on dedication page " To S. -. G ---- Esq, with the Authors kind regards 3/4/ 91. " . it states on title page " with one hundred and thirty illustrations " 36 have a page to themselves the rest including portraits are within text. .Barbizon School name given by D. C. Thompson , it's members included Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau, Narcisse Diaz, Charles Jacque, Jules Dupré, Constant Troyon; Camille Corot and Charles Daubigny etc. The Barbizon School was a loose group of French landscape painters who worked in & inspired by the forest of Fontainebleau near Paris . Barbizon is a village by the forest, where they sometimes stayed. 23 x 29cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds

      John C Nimmo, London 1891 - Complete in 6 Volumes. London, John Nimmo, 1891. 3rd Edition. Quarto. Green cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front board, blind decoration to back board. 394 hand-coloured plates. Recent bookplates. Corners and spine ends with light wear . Contents clean, unmarked and without foxing other than a few spots on the first few pages of Vols 1,4,5. Each volume bears the name "M E Warren-Roberts" on the pre-title page. Covers bright. A very good set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes and Checks

      T. & J.W. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1891 - (full book description) T. & J.W. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1891. 8th Edition Good+, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=6.5"x9.5", 781pgs(Index). Full brown leather binding with maroon leather spine label with gold lettering. Leather worn along rear fore-edge and fore-edge corners, has minor outer layer cracks at head of spine area, endpapers slightly foxed, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Minor foxing in text, o.w. text in VG+ condition. SCARCE. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Engineering Magazine, Devoted to Industrial Progress. Volumes 1 to 52 (1891-1916).

      NY: Published by The Engineering Magazine Co. 1891 - volumes 1-52, an uninterrupted run of complete volumes, subtitle varies slightly; bound in half leather, some external scuffing, tattering and wear however textually clean; well illustrated with plates, drawings, charts, diagrams, plans, etc. Photos available upon request.

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        The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, VolumesI to XVII, January 1891 toJune 1899.

      June 1899. 1891 - The firstseventeen volumes of the collected monthly Strand Magazines, uniformly bound in crushed morocco bindings. Adorned with hundreds of illustrations in the text throughout from numerous contributors. Seventeenconsecutive volumes all present, each complete in its own right. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s. The Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next instalment. The A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief, stories of Ernest William Hornung first appeared in The Strand in the 1890s. Other contributors included Grant Allen, Margery Allingham, J. E. Preston Muddock, H. G. Wells, E. C. Bentley, Agatha Christie, C. B. Fry, Walter Goodman, E. Nesbit, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Morrison, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, Edgar Wallace, Max Beerbohm, P. G. Wodehouse, Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. In addition to the many fiction pieces and illustrations, The Strand was also known for some time as the source of ground-breaking brain teasers, under a column called Perplexities, first written by Henry Dudeney. Containing first editions of the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Sir George Newnes,wasanewspaper proprietor and politician. On 24 August 1881, reading the Manchester Evening News, Newnes's attention was arrested by an item, A runaway train. In that moment he conceived the idea of a journal made up entirely of entertaining and interesting anecdotestit-bits as he called them. He failed to obtain outside financial backing for his idea, but scraped together sufficient to produce the first number of his weekly journal, which appeared on 22 October 1881. Within two hours he had sold 5000 copies. Tit-Bits was to be the matrix of twentieth-century popular journalism. A man of business, all bustle and energy, by bold innovationprize competitions, free insurance schemes, and treasure huntsand an unerring sense of the prejudices and preferences of his lower middle-class readers, Newnes ensured his journal's commercial success. But he sought also to improve the literary diet of the masses. It was his earnest hope that readers of Tit-Bits, saved at least from reading the worst, might develop an interest in better forms of literature. A token of his earnestness was the way he scrutinised every line printed, and he would remove anything he thought unduly lurid, sensational, or smutty. It was H. Greenhough Smith who gave Newnes the idea that was to become The Strand Magazinea monthly, each issue complete in itself, like a book, all stories and articles lavishly illustrated. The first number appeared in January 1891, and the print of 300,000 sold out completely. Monthly sales were soon to exceed half a million, and The Strand became a perennial best-seller. The magazine exercised an important and beneficial influence upon English short-story writing. It also created and enhanced the reputations of many graphic artists, like Sidney Paget (18601908), the first illustrator of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, Sherlock Holmes. (DNB)Condition: Incrushed moroccobindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externallygenerally sound, although rubbed withsome wear to the spines. Rear hinge to volume fifteenis slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, each volume is firmly bound. L [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Strand Magazines

      96 -London -Burleigh Street 1891 - A handsome collection of the Strand Magazine volumes one to twelve complete. Profusely illustrated throughout. Volumes one to six contain the serialised publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with illustrations by Sidney Pagent. Also features Illustrated Interviews, Stories from a Diary of a Doctor, and Signatures of Charles Dickens. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues,though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Other contributors to the magazine have included P. G. Wodehouse, Margery Allingham,Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit,Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L. Sayers, H. G. Wells,Edgar Wallace,Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission. Condition: Rebound in quarter-calf bindings, and full cloth boards. Externally, generally smart with some wear and marks. Some fading to a number of volumes and a bit more wear to volume ten. Internally, firmly bound with a few scattered spots throughout. Otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated monthly.

      London: George Newnes, 1891—95 - 10 vols, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and illustration to front covers in black, titles to spine in black and gilt. The first eight volumes in bright cloth, the cover of volume 3 rubbed, the last two a little mottled, all with bright spines, an attractive set. Illustrated throughout by various artists including Sidney Paget. Volumes 2 - 8 contain the first appearance of Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Also included are works by Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, A. J. Raffles and many others.

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly

      1896 - London - George Newnes Ltd. 1891 - The first twelves volumes of The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly with numerous black and whiteillustrations and photographs. some volumes contain The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle which were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next installment. In twelve volumes. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s. Features included in these voilumes include Queen Victoria's Dolls, Types of English Beauty, The Handwriting of Charles Dickens, Dinner at the Zoo, The Handwriting of John Ruskin. Other contributors to the magazine haveincluded P. G. Wodehouse, Margery Allingham,Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit,Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L. Sayers, H. G. Wells,Edgar Wallace,Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission. The magazine's iconic cover, an illustration looking eastwards down London's Strand towards St Mary-le-Strand, with the title suspended on telegraph wires, was the work of Victorian artist and designer George Charles Hait. Sir George Newnes, 1st Baronet (1851 -1910) was a publisher and editor in England. Arguably his best known publication was The Strand Magazine, begun in 1891, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first able to publish his Sherlock Holmes mystery series. Condition: In illustrated cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbingand the occasional mark and stain to boards and slight cockling to somespines. With eight hinges tender, one strained and six slightly strained. Volume VIII has been repaired with new endpapers. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places to some volumes. Bright but with occasional spotting and handling marks and the occasional closed tear to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

      F.J. Schulte & Company, Chicago 1891 - 2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day. It illuminates injustices and social inequalities that exist in civilizations focused on technological progress and the pursuit of wealth. Donnelly was a staunch Populist, and this ideology is evident throughout. Though the novel describes the overthrow of civilization, he states in his preface, "Neither am I an anarchist: for I paint a dreadful picture of the world-wreck which successful anarchism would produce." Though it was popular, it was not reissued until Harvard's Belknap Press reprinted it in 1960. Pre-1960 imprints in general, and Schulte editions in particular, are uncommon on the market. Negley 294. Sargent 41. Bleiler 230. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harper's Young People, Volumes 1-12 (1879-1891)

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1891 - Periodical. Twelve bound volumes. A consecutive run (from November 1879 - April 1891) of the first 600 issues of Harper's weekly children's magazine, known for publishing the work of America's best illustrators and writers of young adult fiction. Among the many complete works included in this run are the first printed appearances of "A Boy's Town" by W.D. Howells (published in 21 installments in 1890), "Toby Tyler" by James Otis (illustrated by W.A. Rogers), "Queen of Hearts" by Randolph Caldecott, and numerous stories written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, including: "The Clever Student and the Master of Black-Arts," "Mother Hildegarde," "Master Jacob," and others. The magazine also features many fine illustrations under the masthead by Frederick Church. An ex-library set with bookplates and perforated stamp on the first text page of each volume. Nine volumes are bound in the original publisher's cloth boards, one in contemporary half morocco, and two in later linen cloth boards. Scattered tears to the board edges, volume 11 with the preliminary leaves (frontispiece plate, title, and index) detached and some scattered loose leaves (the spine is shaken but still sound), volume 12 with toning and scattered tape repairs to a few intermittent text pages, else overall a good sound set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Tierra de María Santísima. Colección de Cuadros andaluces. Ilustraciones de J. García y Ramos

      Soc. de Ramírez, Barcelona 1891 - Fol., frontis grabado, 499 p. muy ilustr. con grab., 58 láms. Bella encuadernación, en plena piel original, lomo y planos muy decorados en oro por los artistas J. Morató y Poscó. Cortes dorados. Apasionado recorrido literario por Andalucía, con noticia de sus ciudades, monumentos, paisajes, costumbres, vestidos, cantares, etc. Acompañado de un gran número de grabados en el texto, y 58 hermosísimas láminas precedidas de un hoja de papel de seda con unas palabras explicativas de la imagen de García Ramos. Soberbia encuadernación dibujada por Poscó y firmada por Morató. Buen ejemplar. Literatura española. Andalucía. Spanish literature. Andalusia.

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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 del Nuevo Mexico

      Imprenta de "La Republica Literaria", Guadalajara 1891 - Thick octavo, 2 ff, pp xxiv, 886, xxvii (index). Fray Antonio Tello wrote his chronicles sometime around 1650, but the "cuadernos" languished in manuscript for 250 years in the "archivo de la provincia del Santo Evangelio de Mexico", according to Beristain de Souza., but repeated efforts to find these were in vain due to the sequestering of the convents in Mexico. The story, taken from the intorduction, is that Dr. Nicolas Leon, the eminent 19th century Mexican bibliophile, found the text in a spice shop in Celaya, where it had been bought for wrapping paper. There were 6 books, the first of which has been lost. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th have been published, singly, at different times, as well as part of the 5th. This, book 2, is complete in itself, and is an important source for the very early history of this area of northwest Mexico and the Southwest. He had access to sources unique to his work, esp. personal acquaintance with the original conquistadors and friars whose adventures he relates. Notices of the Coronado expedition abound, as well as much information on Fray Marcos and Cabeza de Vaca. Tello was admittedly the source for Frs. Beaumont and Mota Padilla's later, but still early histories of the region. Title page has the library stamp, partially obliterated, of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, with a shelf label laid in. Contemporary binding of calf over black marbled boards, gilt title and panels, raised bands: previous owner's signature in ink on title page, which looks to be from the 1890's, and two discreet library stamps (?) on top and bottom edges of text; a little wear along the edges of binding as well. Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Auffassung der Aphasien. Eine kritische Studie

      Franz Deuticke/Wien 1891 - Freuds erste Buchveröffentlichung. Selten. Von bester Erhaltung. Lediglich Seite 33 in der unteren Ecke beschnitten (Verlust von drei Buchstaben, "Wahr[neh]mung". Auf Wunsch senden wir ein Scan dieser Seite!) - Das Büchlein ist in einen exquisiten Meistereinband des Wiemeler-Schülers Siegfried Reinhard Büge gebunden. Halbpergament auf echten Bünden, Bezugspapier von Büge. Tadellos erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1891-93 9vols SHAKESPEARE Works Cambridge Ed WRIGHT

      ols I - IV) 1892 (Vols V - VIII) 1893 (Vol IX)- London - Macmillan 1891 - Finely bound volumes in half leather with gilt decoration to the spines,marble paper pastedowns and marbled foredge. William Aldis Wright (1831 - 1914), was an English writer and editor. This is the second and best edition of the very well regarded 'Wright' Shakespeare. The Works of William Shakespeare (1863-6), edited by William George Clark, with at first W. Aldis Wright and later John Glover as collaborators, was published in nine volumes by Macmillan, but printed at the University Press, so that it became known as the Cambridge Shakespeare. This important edition was based on a thorough collation of the four Folios and of all the Quarto editions of the separate plays, and of subsequent editions and commentaries (preface), so that in textual matters it constitutes a virtual variorum. Prefaces provide accounts of the early textual history of each of the works, and the volumes include the texts of first quartos of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the quartos relating to Henry V, The First Part of the Contention (2 Henry VI), and Richard Duke of York (3 Henry VI). Clark and Wright used the Cambridge edition as the basis for the influential one-volume Globe Shakespeare. Both the Cambridge and the Globe editions were revised in 1891 (The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare)He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1888 became vice-master of the college. He was one of the editors of the Journal of Philology from its foundation in 1868, and was secretary to the Old Testament revision company from 1870 to 1885. He edited the plays of Shakespeare published in the Clarendon Press series (186897), also with W. G. Clark the Cambridge Shakespeare (1863-1866; 2nd ed. 1891-1893) and the Globe edition (1864). He published a facsimile of the Milton manuscript in the Trinity College library (1899), and edited Milton's poems with critical notes (1903). He was the intimate friend and literary executor of Edward FitzGerald, whose Letters and Literary Remains he edited in 1889. This was followed by the Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1895), his Miscellanies (1900), More Letters of Edward FitzGerald (1901), and The Works of Edward FitzGerald (7 vols. , 1903). He edited the metrical chronicle of Robert of Gloucester (1887), Generydes (1878) for the Early English Text Society, and other texts. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, although the rear outer hinge of Volume IIIisstarting at the bottom. Thereis some wear to the extremities including fading to the spine of Volume IX as seen (could be restained to match better), some rubbing to the edges of the boards and a few faint marks to some of the boards. There is some evidence of past damp staining to bottom of the rear board of Volume II andthe top of the rear board of Volume III. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional spot and light spotting to the endpapers. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall the volumes are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arbeiter-Wuhnungen: Einzelhauser fur eine Familie und Doppelhauser fur zwei und vier Familien in farbiger Darstellung Privat-und Gemeindebauten. [Private and Community Buildings]. Serie IV

      Konrad Wittwer, Berlin 1891 - No text. Folio, 41 x 31 cm. Sixty color lithograph plates printed recto only with black and white plans for each design -- one family, duplex and fourplex structures. -- luminous, quality lithographs in subtle tones. Kanter & Mohr, Buchhandling fur Architektur und Kunstgewerge label (Distributors) at title page and front cover, skillfully placed. OCLC notes two copies only. Plates clean and bright, slight front cover toning. Orig. three quarter brown morocco and board portfolio, spine stamped in gilt, three sets of cloth ties. Near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orientalische Teppiche - Vorbilder-Hefte aus dem Kgl. Kunstgewerbe-Museum. Koenigliche Museen zu Berlin.

      Verlag Ernst Wasmuth 1891 - Portfolio. Folio, iv + 8 pages. + 16* color plates (*3 folded plates are counted as 2 plates each, and one of the plates is a duotone). Complete. Rare. Enay & Azadi #362. All the plates and worn at edges with some chipping, creasing and soiling in the margins, otherwise they are Fair. Portfolio case is fair only with tape repair. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carnival Edition/ New Orleans/ Picayune/ February 10th 1891/ Procession of the Krewe of Proteus. Subject Tales of the Genii

      New Orleans: T. Fitzwilliam & Co, 1891. AN IMAGINATIVE AND VIBRANT MARDI GRAS PARADE BULLETIN Chromolithograph Sheet size: approx. 28 1/3" x 42 1/2" . Book.

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        GIL BLAS ILLUSTRE, HEBDOMADAIRE.

      1891-1899. 1891 - ENSEMBLE DE 447/449 NUMEROS IN-FOLIO, SOIT 9 ANNEES RELIEES EN 3 VOLUMES DE 3 ANNEES CHACUN, RELIURE BASANE MARRON, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FILETS DORES, TITRE DORE (29,5 X 40 X 18 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), DU SUPPLEMENT NUMERO 1 DU 30 MAI 1891 AU SUPPLEMENT NUMERO 4 DU 21 JUIN 1891, PUIS DU NUMERO 1 DU 28 JUIN 1891 AU NUMERO 52 DU 29 DECEMBRE 1899. TEXTES PAR PAUL ADAM, ALPHONSE ALLAIS, PAUL ARENE, BAUDELAIRE, SARAH BERNHARDT, JULES BOIS, GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, GUSTAVE COQUIOT, COURTELINE, ADOLPHE DAUDET, LEON DAUDET, LUCIEN DESCAVES, ANATOLE FRANCE, GYP, MAURICE LEBLANC, JEAN LORRAIN, MAURICE MAGRE, CAMILLE MAUCLAIR, MAUPASSANT, RENE MAZEROY, CATULLE MENDES, EDGAR QUINET, RACHILDE, JULES RENARD, RICHEPIN, ALBERT SAMAIN, MARCEL SCHWOB, VERLAINE, ZO D'AXA, ZOLA, ETC. ILLUSTRATIONS EN COULEURS PRINCIPALEMENT PAR STEINLEN, AINSI QUE PAR BALLURIAU, CARUCHET, CHERET, HENRI GERBAULT, GOTTLOB, GUILLAUME, LOUIS LEGRAND, ETC. SANS LES NUMEROS 30 DU 23/07/97, ET 48 DU 02/12/98, NON RELIES D'ORIGINE DANS CES OUVRAGES. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS GRAVITE, SINON TRES BEL ET RARE ENSEMBLE DE CETTE TRES BELLE PUBLICATION, UNE DES PLUS TYPIQUES DE LA «BELLE EPOQUE». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, containing the games of the International Chess Tournament held at New York in 1889

      Sixth American Chess Congress, New York 1891 - xxxviii+490 pages with table and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black chess pictorial to both covers. Limited to 500 copies. This is copy 88 issued to F M Teed of Brooklyn New York. (Betts: 25-26). 1st edition. Contains the report of the Congress Committee and all 432 games with notes by Steinitz. This was a 20-man Double Round Robin Tournament. One of the longest tournaments in history. In the first half of the tournament, draws were counted as a half point. In the second half, they were replayed once. Between the 38 regular rounds, 8 replay rounds, and 4 game playoff for first at the end, there were 50 rounds all told (!). Like the 4th Congress, this tournament consisted largely of foreign masters. The retirement of Captain Mackenzie seems to date from this time (though some sources credit him as US Champion until his death in 1891), giving the top American finisher some claim on being de facto US Champion. The top American finisher was Solomon Lipschutz, who finished in 6th Place with a score of +22-9=7 Condition: Corners bumped, soiled, spine ends and corneres rubbed exterior hinge cracked 1" at back head spine, Teed's gift inscription on title and individual who received the book name errased, some occasional internal soiling, spine sunned esle a good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La chasse du chevreuil et du cerf (avec l?historique des races les plus célèbres de chiens courants)

      Firmin Didot, Paris, 1891. Petit in / 4 broché (27 x 18 cm), couvertures illustée d'une vignette, 27 figures : dessins de Chiens par M. Mahler, 247 p. Un sceau à la cire en page de faux - titre "Dieu en ayde" entouré de deux licornes (Dion de Vendonne ?) ; un tampon (provenance) plus récent également. Trace de pliure et quelques rousseurs sur la couverture. Cette nouvelle édition (1ère en 1879) est non seulement augmentée du Livre VI consacré au cerf, mais aussi de trois chapitres du livre VII, ?Souvenirs de vénerie?. La partie principale, qui traite du chevreuil, a subi aussi quelques modifications. Thiebaud col. 161. La couverture porte comme titre ?Cerf, chevreuil, chiens courants?. Français broché Bon état

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        A christmas carol in prose being a ghost story of christmas

      Troy, NY: Nims and Knight 1891 - Physical desc.: 120 p. ill., port (tissue guard) 25 cm. Subject: Fiction -- Fiction in English -- Christmas -- England. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth pictorial. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 120 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns, of Great Britain, and Their Allies. 4 Volumes

      Frederick Warne, London 1891 - 4 Volumes. Collated complete. Coloured plates. Original green cloth with gilt titles. Spine of vol 1 damaged at base. Other volumes fine and very good. A nice set. Will require a 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eine allgemeine Landeskunde Afrika, Asien, Amerika, Australien und Ozeanien, Europa.

      Leipzig ; Wien : Bibliogr. Institut, 1891, 1892,1894 und 1895... XII, 687, VIII, 468,VIII, 521, X, 635, VIII, 664 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Holzstich, diversen Chromlithographien und diversen Karten. Halbleder. Halblederbände mit Lederecken und mit je 4 Bünden. Die Rücken sind reich goldverziert. Die Einbände und Rücken sind gelegentlich nur leicht berieben. Mit Lesebändchen. Selten so komplett und in diesem Zustand wirklich sammelwürdig. W1/60

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        Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds (86 Uncolored Proof Plates)

      A collection of 86 UNCOLORED PROOF PLATES, mostly before letters, including a number of duplicates, some pencilled notes and instructions to the printer in margins, occasional soiling or staining, a few repairs, printed title-page supplied, modern dark blue half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, folio (approximately 555 x 375mm.), (1891-1898)..

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        Reisen in Afrika 1875 - 1886. Dritter Band: (1882 - 1886). Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Illustrationen im Text von L. H. Fischer und Fr. Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von B. Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen.

      Hölzel,, Wien - Olmütz, 1891 - Wien - Olmütz, Hölzel, 1891. XVI + 740 S. OLwd. Mit einer Karte und zwei Stammbäumen. Apart. - Besitzsign. a. fl. Bl., fingerfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cinq années de séjour aux Îles Canaries

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

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        Colusa County: Its history traced from a state of nature through the early period of settlement and development to the present day : with ... sketches of pioneers and prominent residents

      Orland, California: [s.n.], 1891. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. 473 pages. Illustrations, folding map. Brown cloth and 1/4 leather covers with gold ruling front and back and gold lettering to spine with embossed spine decoration. First edition (first printing). Binding tight but gutters cracked. Crack to binding between pages 470-471. Covers with edge and corner wear and mild scuffing to top of spine and spine edges. Folding map with creasing to outer edge.

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