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        Black and white photographs of Mozambique c. 1900

      . The city of Beira was developed by the Portuguese Mozambique Company, which was founded in 1891 as a royal company in this Portuguese colony. In Beira the Company ran the post office & public administration, and founded a bank, but took advantage of local conscripted labor. Beira also played an important role as a key port and railroad terminus for the British land locked territories of Zambesia, Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The Beira Railway was formed in 1892; by 1890 Cecil Rhodes had already pushed into the region around Salisbury (Harare) and the settlers there were demanding dependable transport.These photographs date from the colonial period in which the Mozambique Company administered Beira. Photographs taken by C. E. Hogg. Thirteen b&w photographs, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4" with titles handwritten on the verso. The titles are as follows: 'Beira' (a view of the city taken from the Indian Ocean); 'a street in the native village', 'men gathering coconuts', 'mother and child', 'Mozambique natives, the elder age 12 + 2 years married, the younger a rescued slave child'; 'a rescued slave girl'; 'Mozambique' (no further title; photo is of sailboats pulled up on a beach); 'Mozambique' (no title; photo is city harbor, taken from the water looking toward the city); 'hotel proprietor, Beira'; 'Gardens, Mozambique'; 'Mozambique boys'; 'Market, Mozambique'; and 'Mozambique hospital'. A few marks at the corners of some photographs, where they were removed from an album; one photo with a diagonal tear ('Gardens'), o/w quite bright.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1891.. Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript. 2 volumes, octavo (220 x 137 mm). Bound by Mudie in half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spines, dark brown morocco labels, titles and decorative rolls to spines gilt, lozenge lattice to compartments in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispieces to each, 58 plates in all, 104 black and white illustrations in text, and 4 folding maps, of which 3 are partially coloured. Extremities a touch rubbed, minor worm damage to bottom of Volume I joints, margins of text blocks gently tanned. An excellent set. First English-language edition; editions in Italian, English, German, and French were all published in the same year. The Italian explorer Gaetano Casati's (1838-1902) account of his adventures in southern Sudan; he set out for Sudan in 1879 at the request of the Milanese geographical journal L'Esploratore. An early European visitor to Azande and Mangbetu lands, Casati's account greatly expanded contemporary European geographic and ethnographic knowledge of equatorial Africa. However, Ten Years in Equatoria also includes Casati's reflections on various political conflicts, including Emin Pasha's battle against Mahdist forces in Lado and Casati's own run-in with King Kabarega of Unyoro. This set is from the library of Thomas Conant (1842-1905), with his ownership inscription to front flyleaf: "Tho. Conant. Oshawa, Canada. 13 May 1899." Conant was the author of two early modern histories of Canada: Life in Canada and Upper Canada Sketches.

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        Rare ALS as First Lady to the Postmaster of Washington, D.C., asking him to <I>?kindly make inquiry & have [a package] forwarded?</I> ? it had mistakenly been addressed to Washington instead of Philadelphia

      Rare Autograph Letter Signed ?Mrs. Benjamin Harrison? as First Lady, two pages, 3.75? x 6?, front and verso. Penning a 5.5? long signature, in concludes on the integral leaf. ?Executive Mansion, Washington.? stationery, June 18 [1891]. To the ?Postmaster of Washington D.C.? Henry Sherwood was Postmaster of Washington, D.C., having been appointed by President Harrison in September 1890. First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison contracted tuberculosis during her husband?s unsuccessful campaign for reelection and died in the White House on October 25, 1892, two weeks before the election. Fine condition.In full, ?Postmaster of Washington D.C. Dear Sir: By mistake a package for Mr. Alburtus [sic] Shelley was sent to 839 N. 5th St. Washington the correct address being 839 N. 5th St. Philadelphia. Will you kindly make inquiry & have it forwarded & oblige. Mrs. Benjamin Harrison. June 18th.?On May 17, 1891, 19-year-old violinist Albertus Shelley was invited by First Lady Carolin

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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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        Vestiges of Old Southampton a Series of 12 Etchings

      Southampton: Henry March Gilbert, 1891 With descriptions by TW Shore. Preface by GD Leslie. In blue cloth with image in black ink, title in gilt, bevelled edges, a little grubby at edges, black mark at top. Spine has title in gilt a little faded and grubby. Internally some light stains to fep, NO inscriptions etc, 2nd title page has attractive B&W image, couple of tiny chips to edges, half title, both of which have some browning to edges, title is in red and black ink, odd spot to verso of plates which are blank, 24 pp with 12 stunning full page B&W plates. Binding is firm and tight. Plates are dated either 1890 or 1891. Very Rare

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        Part of Long Island City Ward No. 4

      Chester Wolverton, New York 1891 - Size : 460x740 (mm), 18.125x29.125 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, minor fraying of the edges not affecting the map

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        FACTS ABOUT KANSAS. A BOOK FOR HOME-SEEKERS AND HOME-BUILDERS. STATISTICS FROM STATE AND NATIONAL REPORTS. FARM LANDS, GRAZING LANDS, FRUIT LANDS. THE UNSURPASSED AND LIMITLESS RESOURCES OF THE GREAT CORN AND WHEAT PRODUCING STATE

      [St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., n.d. (1891)]., 1891. Third edition. 12mo. Original orange wrappers printed in black ink, 82 [2] pp., illustrated, map. advertising. Issued by the general passenger department of the Missouri Pacific Railway. A general description of the state and its place in history is provided. Plus soil, rainfall, churches, schools, higher educational opportunities, newspapers, population and wealth, corn, wheat, oats, stock farming, wild flowers, orchards and vineyards, salt, lead and zinc, stone, brick and lime, coal, gas, hunting and fishing, cities, irrigation, etc. Views are offered of farms and ranches, parade grounds, city parks, etc. of various cities. Herd 1204 says "Issued by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, this book appeared in many editions, though all are now rare." Prior to this copy the earliest edition of a similar booklet was a 13th edition and that was 15 years ago. Fine, clean copy with a fine folding map. An exceptional copy of a rare item.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS: BEING A DESCRIPTION OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS IN CULTIVATION IN THIS COUNTRY

      John C. Nimmo, London, 1891. Third Edition NEAR FINE, Hardcover, 7.5"x 10.5", viii, 144pp. Original dark green cloth, with elaborate gilt embossed plant and two cherubs decorated on cover, gilt decorated spine. Green endpapers, sixty strikingly beautiful botanical color lithographed plates, text with description devoted to each plant, includes an addenda. Attractive cover, pages are clean and tight, with no foxing. Scarce in thiscondition. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.

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        Evangelia [oder Frohe Botschaft vom Gott Vater und Sohn. Christliche Evangelisten]

      Lwiw [Lemberg], Izpyneniem, Typo. Stawrophijskoho Inst. 1891.. 2°. 670 S. Mit 1 ganzseit. lithogr. Taf. Ldr. d. Zt. Prachteinband mit reichen Messingbeschlägen auf beiden Deckeln. Je ein eingefaßtes farb. Medaillon am Vorder- u. Hintedeckel. Ziselierter Vollgoldschnitt, 2 intakte Schließen. Medaillons schwach berieb. 1 Bl. m. Randeinrissen, 2 Randrisse hinterlegt, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        144 pamphlets on Chemistry and Crystallography by William Jackson Pope, originally published 1891-1914 -- bound in 4 volumes, the author&#39;s own copy

      various: Transactions of the Chemical Society, et al.. 1891-1914. Hardcover. Very Good. Collection of 144 pamphlets by the English Chemist William Jackson Pope, originally published between 1891 and 1914. Pope&#39;s University of Cambridge bookplate is mounted to the front pastedown of the third volume and Pope&#39;s signature appears on the front blank of the first volume. The pamphlets are bound in 4 volumes, three octavos and one quarto, all in uniform 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Unmarked contents with only occasional waving. Pamphlets mostly in English, with some in German. Manuscript list, in Pope&#39;s hand, of the titles inserted at the front of the first three volumes (list is typed in the last volume). Minor ex-library marks, including small stamps to the rear pastedown of all four volumes, and a tipped-in bookplate to the front endpapers of two of the volumes. Each book with neat withdrawn stamp. Bindings edgeworn. Light staining, wear and loss to the leather at the corners and along the spine ends and hinges. 4 volumes. RARE. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE SPECIAL RACYCLE. NARROW TREAD

      Press of the Plimpton Mfg. Co., 1891., 1891. 3 3/4" x 7 3/4" in color printed boards outlined in silver scrolling. 24 pp.introduction, illustrations, specifications. Catalog touting the 1898 Racycle which offers no friction, no leverage balls in hubs, sprocket and chain between the bearings, 20% - 30% less pressure on bearings than on crank hanger of any other bicycle. Information about the Racyle&#39;s crank hanger. Beautiful illustrations and specifications for 11 models of Racyles, along with pricing for each. Illustrations of all parts of their crank hanger, saddles, and handle bars. Tiny crease to bottom corner of first page and with minimal soiling to inside cardboard covers. A beautiful item!

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Autograph Manuscript (unsigned)

      This Chicago journalist, essayist and children&#39;s poet penned such classics as "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynken, Blynken and Nod." Unsigned AM, 3pp, 7½" X 10" (separate leaves), n.p., n.y. Near fine. This beautifully penned manuscript, in Field&#39;s usual incredibly miniscule but highly legible hand, has been superbly bound in full dark brown calf with raised bands, gilt lettering on spine and front board (reading "EUGENE FIELD / ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT / SUGGESTIONS FOR / &#39;VIGNETTES&#39; / FOR HIS / &#39;ECHOES FROM THE SABINE FARM&#39; / 1891") inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good. Spine (mainly) and edges lightly sunned to golden brown, else tight and lovely. Whoever had this bound, likely around the turn of the 20th century, also had a hand-calligraphed title page created which reads in Gothic letters, "Original Manuscript / Suggestions for Vignettes / For his / &#39;Echoes from the Sabine Farm." This collection was privately published in 1891 in New Rochelle, New York, and is a parody of Horace&#39;s Odes; in 1893 A.C. McClurg and Company published a trade edition. This manuscript consists of a list of 45 numbered subject ideas, starting with "1 -- A bough in leaf, from which is suspended a garland of roses" and ending with "45 -- Two little children singing from the same book." A few others at random: "8 -- Cupid scourging a maiden with a cat-o&#39;-nine tails," "17 -- A birds-eye view of Chicago," "24 -- A smiling babe swinging from a crescent moon," "31 -- A mouse about to enter a baited trap," "38 -- An owl perched beside a tiny sparrow and regarding it yearningly," "42 -- A Roman in a hammock with his head bandaged up." Most unusual and handsome.

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        FACTS ABOUT KANSAS. A BOOK FOR HOME-SEEKERS AND HOME-BUILDERS. STATISTICS FROM STATE AND NATIONAL REPORTS. FARM LANDS, GRAZING LANDS, FRUIT LANDS. THE UNSURPASSED AND LIMITLESS RESOURCES OF THE GREAT CORN AND WHEAT PRODUCING STATE.

      [St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., n.d. (1891)]. - Third edition. 12mo. Original orange wrappers printed in black ink, 82 [2] pp., illustrated, map. advertising. Issued by the general passenger department of the Missouri Pacific Railway. A general description of the state and its place in history is provided. Plus soil, rainfall, churches, schools, higher educational opportunities, newspapers, population and wealth, corn, wheat, oats, stock farming, wild flowers, orchards and vineyards, salt, lead and zinc, stone, brick and lime, coal, gas, hunting and fishing, cities, irrigation, etc. Views are offered of farms and ranches, parade grounds, city parks, etc. of various cities. Herd 1204 says "Issued by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, this book appeared in many editions, though all are now rare." Prior to this copy the earliest edition of a similar booklet was a 13th edition and that was 15 years ago. Fine, clean copy with a fine folding map. An exceptional copy of a rare item. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Thoughts for Enthusiasts at Bayreuth: Collected in Memory of 1882 and 1883. 3 vols (set)

      Pickering & Chatto / Chiswick Pr 1891 - ~Dates 1888 - 1891. Volumes I & II published by Pickering & Chatto; Volume IV privately published at The Chiswick Press; Volume III was projected, but never published. Limited edition: Volume I, 91 of 100; Volume II, 73 of 100, vol.IV unnumbered. Bound in vellum with black armorial device and red lettering to frontboards, red lettering to spines. Black frame per page. Each volume fastened with four green ribbon ties (Volume I lacks lower ties). No ownership marks. Pagination: (x), 41pp. 4 illus, 6 text illus, 1 map + xi, (viii), 43-157pp., 7 illus, 12 text illus, map + (viii), 185pp., 8 illus, 10 text illus. Vellum in fresh clean condition, very slightly darkening on spine and towards edges. Size: Folio (32 x 23 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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        The Complete Writings

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1891. 11 volumes, octavo (190 x 130mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, floral paper covered boards, gilt titles and rule to spine, single rule to boards, floral endpapers, gilt top edge. With illustrated frontispiece. Very slight wear to extremities, an excellent set. The Riverside edition, originally published in 10 volumes this set with the extra 11th volume of Literary Essays. A handsomely bound set.

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        Ägypten. Zweiter Theil: Ober-Ägypten und Nubien bis zum zweiten Katarakt.

      Leipzig, Baedeker 1891.. (1. Aufl.). XL, 400 S. Mit 11 Karten sowie 24 (von 26, Titel falsch: 28) Plänen und Grundrissen sowie 3 Textvignetten. OLn. (Goldprägung verblasst).. Hinrichsen D 488.- Erste und einzige Auflage.- Der Text beruht im wesentlichen auf den Manuskripten von Georg Ebers und Johannes Dümichen (abgeschlossen 1877), die von August Eisenlohr überarbeitet und ergänzt wurden. Die ausgezeichneten Karten und Pläne sind nach Kiepert, Lepsius und Linant bearbeitet worden.- Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Vorsätze ger. beschädigt, es fehlen die beiden Pläne (Übersichtsplan u. der Ammonstempel) von Karnak (S. 130/31).- Selten!

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        Estudios Teosóficos. Serie 1ª: Nº1 Febrero De 1891 a Nº16 De Septiembre 1891 = Serie 2ª Nº1 De Octubre De 1891 a Nº14 Setiembre De 1892 = Serie 3ª: Nº1 Octubre De 1892 a nº 3 Diciembre De 1892. En Total 33 Números. Revista Completa.

      Barcelona, 1891 - 1892 - Más de 500pp. con distinta numeración. =Estudios Teosóficos (1891-1892), la primera revista teosófica española y portavoz del Grupo teosófico del país, editada en Barcelona. Los dos pilares fundamentales del primer teosofismo español fueron Francesc Montoliu Togores y José Xifré Hamel, los primeros españoles en ingresar a título individual en la Sociedad Teosófica, concretamente en 1889, los principales fundadores y dirigentes del Grupo Teosófico español en 1891. Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Adreßbuch der Umgegend von Gera (Unterländischer Bezirk Reuß j. L.), 1. Jahrgang. Ausgegeben im Monat September 1891. Redigiert von Ernst Weller.

      Gera. Verlag von Ernst Weller s Buchhandlung, 1891. - zweispaltiger Druck, gr.8°. 24,8 x 17,8 cm. 98,34 (2) Seiten, In befriedigendem Zustand. Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, die Einbandecken gering bestoßen, die Vorsätze leicht stockig, der Buchblock papierbedingt gering gebräunt, in den Rändern teils leicht fingerfleckig, ansonsten sauber. mit einem umfangreichen Werbeanhang. Einband mit Dreiseitenfarbschnitt, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Baseball

      London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1891 - Written by the President of National Baseball League of Great Britain; Formerly United States Consul, Manchester. He advocates baseball in England and his book as "practical assistance to the large and rapidly increasing number of young men in this country who have manifested a desire to acquire a knowledge of baseball." Advertisement at back for The Baseball Association of Great Britain and Ireland, President The Rev. F. Marshall This book is part of "The All-England Seies." First edition. 12mo. [8], 103 pp. Gray cloth, stamped in black, endpapers with ads, and 4 extra pp. of ads at front and back, for Spaulding, Draper and Maynard. Very good copy of an extremely scarce book. Smith 758 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        [Album with 242 albumen prints of Japan, China, Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Cambodia, Singapore, Java Ceylon, and India].[South East Asia], September 1891-June1892. Oblong folio. With 242 numbered albumen prints, mounted on card, with captions in pencil in French. A hand-written "Table de photographes" loosely inserted. Contemporary gold-tooled burgundy morocco.

      Very interesting album documenting a journey through Japan, China, Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Cambodia, Singapore, Java Ceylon, and India. On several photographs the travel company, possibly a French colonial family, is shown. The album includes photographs of Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Saigon, Pnomh Penh, Batavia, Calcutta, and Pondicherry. Several prints are faded and spotted as usual. Album in very good condition. An important document of French colonial life at the end of the 19th century.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Africa and America: Addresses and Discourses

      Springfield: Willey & Co. 1891 - 8vo., brown cloth lettered in black; weakened front hinge. First Edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "The Honorable Judge Blodget, with the respects of the Author, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 1895," on the front free endpaper. The recipient, Henry W. Blodgett, a judge for the Northern District of Illinois, presided over a patent case in which he declared Alexander Graham Bell the inventor of the telephone ----- A forerunner of the Pan-Africanism and black nationalism influencing W. E. B. Du Bois's early thinking, Episcopal priest Alexander Crummell spent years in Liberia as a missionary, educator, and public moralist. His third and last publication, "Africa and America," a collection of essays, addressed such perennial issues as "The Race-Problem in America" and "Black Woman of the South: her neglects and her needs." "Instinctively I bowed before this man," said Du Bois of Crummell, "as one bows before the prophets of the world." An extraordinary association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Graf, Morsbach & Co. Wholesale Manufacturers/ Harness & Saddlery

      Cincinnati 1891 - Near Fine. Color printed and embossed boards and black cloth spine (worn away in a few spots). Excellent copy of a splendid catalogue. Laid in are order blank, embossed envelope and small sheet with view of factory (new in 1891). Two color pictorial title pages (signed Cohen Co.Sc.Cin.Ohio), folding frontispiece, a leaf of harness trimmings printed in silver and gold, 76 pages of horses in harness printed in two colors, 54 pages of mostly western saddles printed in colors, two to a page, and various other pieces of tack illustrated in wood engravings. Printed and hand-written price list for 1891. Romaine, page 208: "One of the finest color plate records in the field.". Size: Oblong Small 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fin de Siècle.

      Ad. Zoberbier,, Berlin, 1891 - Berlin, Ad. Zoberbier, 1891. 192 S. OBrosch. EA. WG II 11. - R. m. Japanpapier fachmännisch stabilisiert, T. unaufgeschnitten, leichte Gbrsp., etw. angestaubt. - Bahr, (1863 - 1934), studierte an den Universitäten Wien, Graz, Czernowitz und Berlin Altphilologie, Philosophie und Nationalökonomie; er unternahm mehrere Reisen durch Europa und Nordafrika. Seit 1890 war er Redakteur der "Berliner Freien Bühne", nach dem Umzug nach Wien 1891 Redakteur verschiedener Periodika und Feuilletonleiter der Wochenschrift "Die Zeit" (1894-99). Bahr führte zeitweilig Regie am Deutschen Theater (1906) und war als Dramaturg am Burgtheater tätig (1918); seit 1912 lebte er in Salzburg, von 1922 an in München. Er war Kritiker, Essayist, Erzähler und Lustspieldichter (u.a. Das Konzert, 1910). Seit 1909 war er mit Anna von Mildenburg verheiratet; seine Tagebücher (1918-27 veröffentlicht) sind von zeitgeschichtlichem Interesse. (DBE) - Einer seiner gesuchtesten Titel. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALWAYS JOLLY!

      H. Grevel & Co. 1891 - 1891. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A Movable Toybook. Large format. Black cloth spine, pictorial paper boards. Pull the tabs and watch the pictures move! A typical Meggendorfer, great fun! 8 movables accompanied by verse on the facing page. First verse is 'The Angler'. New cloth spine and endpapers. Corners worn. Front cover exceptionally bright and clean. 3 very small repairs to handle of 'The Naturalist's net, main tab works. 'The Lion's tail has two small repairs and does not move but his head does. 'The Elephant' and 'The Musician' have transparent tape repairs to tab pockets, both work. 'The Pianist' moveable works but sometimes one arm gets stuck! Despite listed faults, this is a really nice copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Christmas and New Year Greeting Souvenir of Australasia 1891-1892 . Issued by the Officers of the Post and Telegraph Departments

      Melbourne & Sydney: Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1891-, 1892. Oblong octavo, illustrated throughout; a very good copy in original decorated wrappers, rebacked with paper spine. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers. Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work includes many portraits of the government officers, together with depictions of their offices (ranging from the Sydney General Post Office to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station). It is further illustrated by many views of Australian cities and landscapes. This is the only recorded publication by the artists, Fred Kneebone and Ernest Ferris, but all three artists have almost equal shares in the production. Walter Withers had first arrived in Melbourne in 1883 but did not settle there until 1888, opening his Melbourne studio in 1891. Produced when Australia began to be hard hit by the depression of the 1890s, the artists would have been glad for the income derived from the production as it was around this time that Withers seriously contemplated returning to England due to lack of work. This work is surprisingly rare with only two holdings in Australian libraries. Formerly in the Ingleton Collection, with his bookplate and shelf number.

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        Book of Drawings, A

      1891. first edition. A Night in Town" - Probably Louis Wain's Very First Published 'Cat Caricature'[WAIN, Louis, artist]. [DOBSON, Austin, contributor]. A Book of Drawings. By A. Bryan, L. Davis, A.T. Elwes, Harry Furniss, J. Jellicoe, Louise Jopling, J.B. Partridge, Jo. Pennell, R.H. Moor, H. Railton, Hugh Thomson, L. Wain, C. Wilkinson & W. Wilson: with a prefatory poem by Austin Dobson. London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, [1891]. One of a hundred large paper copies on hand-made paper, signed by F.T.W. Davies, the plates individually signed by the illustrators. 43, [1 imprint] pp. Folio (12 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 326 x 263 mm.). Original thin white vellum over parchment wrappers. Front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. A near fine copy.The two Louis Wain drawings, each of which is signed by Wain in pencil are: "A Night in Town" and [A Single Cat].From studying the 209 entries in Rodney Dale's A List of Books Illustrated by Louis Wain, it would appear that A Book of Drawings (Dale 20, 1891) was only preceded by Madame Tabby's Establishment (Dale 141, 1886) and Dreams by French Firesides (Dale 56, 1890). We believe that the drawing "A Night in Town" is most probably the very first published Louis Wain 'multi-cat caricature'.Extremely rare - OCLC lists just two copies in libraries worldwide: Yale University Library, CT., and R. G. Menzies Library, ANU, Canberra."Mr. and Mrs. Davies, who are well known for their unsparing efforts on behalf of the poor of St. Pancras, have issued a book of drawings with the same charitable intentions as have been displayed in their concerts. For this purpose they have secured the services of several well-known artists, who have contributed, each with his own especial style, and the result is a recherché book of pictures not often seen. The title-page is by Herbert Horne, and Mr. Austin Dobson furnishes a prefatory poem; the artists who have sent their charitable mites are W. Wilson, H. Railton, J. Jellicoe, A.T. Elwes, Louise Jopling, Joseph Pennell, H. Furniss, C. Wilkinson, A. Bryan, R.H. Moore, J.B. Partridge, Lucien Davis, Hugh Thomson, Louis Wain, and Selwyn Image, who sends a tail-piece. Anyone wishing to make a Christmas or New Year's Gift will help on the good work Mr. and Mrs. Davies are doing by sending for a book. A special large paper edition, limited to 100 copies, printed on hand-made paper, with India proofs of the drawings, and bound in parchment, will also be issued from Wilsford House, 16 Fitzroy-street, London, W., or may be obtained through Mr. Tregaskis." (The British Bookmaker. Volume V. 1891-92)."Until 1890, Louis Wain had made little or no attempt to portray cats as anything other than fluffy animals which, though they slept between sheets, or wrote letters with quill pens, were otherwise recognisably feline. The 'Louis Wain cat' had not yet been born. But in 1890, he began to explore the possibility of the comic cat; cats drawn in human situations - or humans drawn as cats, which amount to the same thing. He insisted that he did not caricature cats, but drew them as he saw them, though his approach makes it clear that he generally saw them as humans. Naturally, then, he studied humans when drawing cats. ' If I want a mild, irresponsible caricature, a grinning cat, then I have to let loose my nature impressions and let myself go on my own account, and it is astonishing what variety one can get in this way, and how one's moods vary from day to day. I have done as many as one hundred and fifty laughing cats at a time, no two being alike. ' There is another way of sketching cats, and this way I often resort to. I take a sketch-book to a restaurant or other public place, and draw the people in their different positions as cats, getting as near to their human characteristics as possible. This gives me double nature, and these studies I think my best humorous work.' The foundations of this approach were laid in 1890. That Christmas, there appeared in Holly Leaves and the Illustrated London News 'A Cats' Christmas Dance and 'A Cats' Party, respectively&#133; By now, Louis Wain was a household name. He was sufficiently famous to be mentioned by M. H. Spielmann (1858-1948), the eminent Victorian artists' biographer, in his monograph on the Dutch cat-artist Henriette Ronner in which he wrote: "That after all this lapse of time her work should till lately be practically new to our metropolis is equally a misfortune to art-lovers and an injustice to the artist. We have, and have had, cat-painters of ability here in England: in Mr Couldery, Mr Walter Hunt and Mr Louis Wain we have men who understand and appreciate feline beauty and feline character&#133; It is a mrak of Louis Wain's fame that in 1890 he was elected to the Presidency of the National Cat Club, following the resignation of Mr Harrison Weir." (Rodney Dale. Louis Wain. The Man who drew Cats, pp. 26 & 29).Dale, 20.

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        THE STRAD a Monthly Journal for Professionals and Amateurs of All Stringed Instruments Played With the Bow. Volumes I, II and III

      London, Publishing Office, (1891).. 3 volumes bound in 1, FIRST EDITION of the first 3 years of this journal, May 1890-April 1893, large 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, large folding plate of the outlines of a Stradivarius, and Amati and a Guarnerius, many full page portraits including Joachim, Sarasate, Paganini, Papini, and Spohr, some illustrations in the text, pages: (4), 1-240; (4), 1-244; (4), 1-248, bound in 19th century dark blue half calf, blue cloth sides, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges marbled. Very slight wear to tail of spine, corners and hinges slightly rubbed, tiny old bookseller&#39;s label on front pastedown, very light foxing to first 3 leaves of Volume I, very occasional fox spots within, very small closed tear to inner edge of folding plate, neatly repaired on blank side. A very good clean, tight copy of 3 rare volumes. All pre 1900 volumes are uncommon. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Conferences de Notre-Danme et Retraite de la Semaine Sainte, 6 Volumes/Jahrgänge: 1891 - 1869. Komplett. Complete.,

      Paris : Librairie Ch. Poussielgue, 1891 - 1896. - 6 Bände, insgesamt ca. 2500 S. Sammlung von Predigten und Ansprachen der Jahre 1891 - 1896. Fest eingebunden. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Einbände berieben und etwas angestaubt. Innen teils stockfleckig und mit Bleistiftmarkierungen. Bindungen fest. Guter Zustand. Mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. // Collection of sermons and speeches. Books from library-stock. Covers with light shelf wear. Pages partly foxed, with pencil-marks. Still in good condition. More pictures on demand. mbx jqx Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 4850

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        George Wharton James Ephemera, 22 pieces, 1891-1918

      Pasadena:: George Wharton James,. Very Good. Signed by Author. This lot consists of 22 ephemera items produced by George Wharton James between 1891 and 1920. James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer, and journalist who wrote more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest. These include items used to promote his lectures; 5 items from the 1890s which include a picture of his Malden Trinopticon which projected images of the scenes described in his lectures, as well as lists of the lectures which includes lists of the images displayed, a lecture ticket; a promotional broadside for the Mount Lowe Railway; 4 book prospectuses, including one for a book that seems never to have been published (Nevada: Land of Silver, Sunshine and Sagebrush); a prospectus for Indian basket designs offered for sale; an Autograph Letter Signed from 1905; a California tour brochure; a report on the Chuckawalla Valley and Palo Verde Mesa Irrigation Association; James&#39;s biography of Charles F. Lummis, his literary rival; and a series of lecture and exhibition announcements from the early twentieth century given in San Diego, San Francisco, and throughout Los Angles. Full bibliographical descriptions are available on request.

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        Book of Drawings, A

      London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, 1891. - "A Night in Town" - Probably Louis Wain's Very First Published 'Cat Caricature'[WAIN, Louis, artist]. [DOBSON, Austin, contributor]. A Book of Drawings. By A. Bryan, L. Davis, A.T. Elwes, Harry Furniss, J. Jellicoe, Louise Jopling, J.B. Partridge, Jo. Pennell, R.H. Moor, H. Railton, Hugh Thomson, L. Wain, C. Wilkinson & W. Wilson: with a prefatory poem by Austin Dobson. London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, [1891]. One of a hundred large paper copies on hand-made paper, signed by F.T.W. Davies, the plates individually signed by the illustrators. 43, [1 imprint] pp. Folio (12 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 326 x 263 mm.). Original thin white vellum over parchment wrappers. Front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. A near fine copy.The two Louis Wain drawings, each of which is signed by Wain in pencil are: "A Night in Town" and [A Single Cat].From studying the 209 entries in Rodney Dale's A List of Books Illustrated by Louis Wain, it would appear that A Book of Drawings (Dale 20, 1891) was only preceded by Madame Tabby's Establishment (Dale 141, 1886) and Dreams by French Firesides (Dale 56, 1890). We believe that the drawing "A Night in Town" is most probably the very first published Louis Wain 'multi-cat caricature'.Extremely rare - OCLC lists just two copies in libraries worldwide: Yale University Library, CT., and R. G. Menzies Library, ANU, Canberra."Mr. and Mrs. Davies, who are well known for their unsparing efforts on behalf of the poor of St. Pancras, have issued a book of drawings with the same charitable intentions as have been displayed in their concerts. For this purpose they have secured the services of several well-known artists, who have contributed, each with his own especial style, and the result is a recherché book of pictures not often seen. The title-page is by Herbert Horne, and Mr. Austin Dobson furnishes a prefatory poem; the artists who have sent their charitable mites are W. Wilson, H. Railton, J. Jellicoe, A.T. Elwes, Louise Jopling, Joseph Pennell, H. Furniss, C. Wilkinson, A. Bryan, R.H. Moore, J.B. Partridge, Lucien Davis, Hugh Thomson, Louis Wain, and Selwyn Image, who sends a tail-piece. Anyone wishing to make a Christmas or New Year's Gift will help on the good work Mr. and Mrs. Davies are doing by sending for a book. A special large paper edition, limited to 100 copies, printed on hand-made paper, with India proofs of the drawings, and bound in parchment, will also be issued from Wilsford House, 16 Fitzroy-street, London, W., or may be obtained through Mr. Tregaskis." (The British Bookmaker. Volume V. 1891-92)."Until 1890, Louis Wain had made little or no attempt to portray cats as anything other than fluffy animals which, though they slept between sheets, or wrote letters with quill pens, were otherwise recognisably feline. The 'Louis Wain cat' had not yet been born. But in 1890, he began to explore the possibility of the comic cat; cats drawn in human situations - or humans drawn as cats, which amount to the same thing. He insisted that he did not caricature cats, but drew them as he saw them, though his approach makes it clear that he generally saw them as humans. Naturally, then, he studied humans when drawing cats. ' If I want a mild, irresponsible caricature, a grinning cat, then I have to let loose my nature impressions and let myself go on my own account, and it is astonishing what variety one can get in this way, and how one's moods vary from day to day. I have done as many as one hundred and fifty laughing cats at a time, no two being alike. ' There is another way of sketching cats, and this way I often resort to. I take a sketch-book to a restaurant or other public place, and draw the people in their different positions as cats, getting as near to their human characteristics as possible. This gives me double nature, and these studies I think my best humorous work.' The foundations of this approach were laid in 1890. That Christmas, there appeared in Holly Leaves and [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poems,

      Roberts brothers, 1891-01-01. Unknown Binding. Very Good. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891: Green cloth with gilt stamping. Sixth Edition, as stated on the copyright page. In Good+ condition. Contents are clean. Pages are lightly age toned and show light signs of age. Rubbing to boards with a few light marks. A nice copy overall.

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

      Roberts Brothers, 1891-01-01. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Roberts Brotherss, 1896: Green cloth with gilt stamping. Ninth Edition, as stated on the copyright page. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages are lightly age toned. Previous owner details written small on the front free end paper; the front free end paper and next page have a short closed tear along the edge. Firm hinges. The cloth is well preserved, with wear to the spine ends and light wear at the corners. The spine is darkened and the cloth shows a few light scuffs. The rear board shows light soiling. The gilt lettering on the spine is worn, but the wonderful pictorial gilt on the cover is rather sharp and the book presents well.

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        George Wharton James Ephemera, 22 pieces, 1891-1918

      Pasadena:: George Wharton James,. Very Good. Signed by Author. This lot consists of 22 ephemera items produced by George Wharton James between 1891 and 1920. James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer, and journalist who wrote more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest. These include items used to promote his lectures; 5 items from the 1890s which include a picture of his Malden Trinopticon which projected images of the scenes described in his lectures, as well as lists of the lectures which includes lists of the images displayed, a lecture ticket; a promotional broadside for the Mount Lowe Railway; 4 book prospectuses, including one for a book that seems never to have been published (Nevada: Land of Silver, Sunshine and Sagebrush); a prospectus for Indian basket designs offered for sale; an Autograph Letter Signed from 1905; a California tour brochure; a report on the Chuckawalla Valley and Palo Verde Mesa Irrigation Association; James&#39;s biography of Charles F. Lummis, his literary rival; and a series of lecture and exhibition announcements from the early twentieth century given in San Diego, San Francisco, and throughout Los Angles. Full bibliographical descriptions are available on request.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        L'ENGINYOS CABALLER DON QUIXOT DE LA MANXA,

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1891. Pell. 27x18. La primera traduccio al catala impresa gairebe integra del segle XIX realitzada el 1891 pel catedratic Antoni bulbena i Tusell amb el titol L'enginyos cavaller Don Quixot de La Mancha. 591pag, amb una tirada de 350 exemplars en tot el mon. Una obra rarissima.molt bon estat. Ref-9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE M. RICARDO HEREDIA COMTE DE BENAHAVIS.

      Libr. E. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin. París, 1891 - -1894. 29 cm. 4 vol.: (I) Première partie. Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts divers, beaux arts, livres illustrés. XXIII-332 pág. y 5 lám. (II) Deuxième partie. Belles-lettres. XI-482 pág., 1 h. (III) Troisième partie. Histoire, autographes. VIII-340 pág. Ilustr. con 5 lám., una de las cuales es un mapa a doble página. (IV) Quatrième partie. Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences et arts, beaux-arts, belles-lettres, histoire. VII-524 pág. Ilustr. con numerosos facsímiles en el texto. Cuatro vol. enc. en media piel, puntas, nervios, tejuelos, cortes superiores pintados, conservan las cubiertas originales. Edición de lujo en papel de hilo. Bibliografía Bibliografia en general Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés

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        A WEEK&#39;S TRAMP In DICKENS-LAND. Together with Personal Reminiscences of the &#39;Inimitable Boz&#39; Therein Collected. `

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1891.. 8vo. 1st edition. An extra-illustrated copy of the special 1/20 limited edition [#8]. This copy with a SPECIAL INSCRIBED PRESENTION from the author to Dickens&#39; publisher, Frederick Chapman. One volume bound into 2: xx, 160; [161] - 432 pp (including Index).. Full green morocco binding, extra-gilt, by the Guild of Women-Binders, with marbled eps. AEG. Custom purple cloth chemises & brown quarter-leather slipcases.. Volumes - Nr Fine. Chemises & slipcases - VG, showing some sunning &. moderate wear.. Published with 100+ illustrations by Kitton, et al. Letter facsimiles. This 1/20 limited copy with 5 additional inserted plates & facsimiles. Also, extra-illustrated for presentation, including 130+ additional plates, many of them india proofs, along with steel plate engravings & etchings [16 hand-colored, 3 in sepia tone], some folding. Additionally, inserted on mounts are 7 ALs letters, as well as a signed CDV of Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln.

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

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Good. FIRST US EDITION. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1891. 258 pp. Light pink cloth with yellow lettering.(Printed from the English sheets but less common than the English issue; one of only 600 unnumbered copies for American sale.) Good+ condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages, generally bright. Spine faded, wear at head and foot. Former owner&#39;s name on front end paper, dated 1894; bookplate on paste down.First edition in book form of some of Irish poet and writer Oscar Wilde&#39;s most famous critical essays, revised from their publication in periodicals.

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        Photographs of the Milky-Way & Nubeculæ taken at Sydney Observatory 1890

      Sydney: for the Observatory, January, 1891. Album of 16 albumen photographs typically measuring 206 x 153 mm., each mounted on stiff card with descriptive verso letterpress, with a title page and short preface by Russell; sporadic foxing yet very good in old green cloth, a little rubbed at the extremities. 19th-century star photography from the Sydney Observatory. Accomplished - and curiously beautiful - album of original star photographs taken from the Sydney Observatory during the late nineteenth-century: Russell&#39;s &#39;a unique published record of colonial endeavour and enterprise of international scientific significance&#39; (Holden). This book was the first of its kind to be published in Australia and results from the purchase of a new photographic telescope which was successfully installed in April 1890. The Government Astronomer Henry Russell advocated the pivotal role of photography in recording new stars, and writes of these images: &#39;they are believed to be the first of their kind of the Southern Skies, and they present well-known Star Spaces under new conditions, so much so, that in several important respects we must modify the views which had been the outcome of the study of these Star Spaces with ordinary telescopes&#39;. The son of merchant navy officer and colonial entrepreneur Bourn Russell, Henry graduated from the University of Sydney and was director of the Sydney Observatory from 1862-64 before being awarded the title of Government Astronomer in 1870. In this role he also worked as a meteorologist and greatly expanded the infrastructure for collecting weather data in New South Wales. In many respects Russell&#39;s career was an extension of the beloved project of Sir John Herschel in mapping the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. Where Herschel&#39;s 1847 masterpiece Results of Astronomical Observations&hellip;at the Cape of Good Hope relied on lithography in reproducing stellar formations, Russell was able to use photography. Hundreds of new stars were revealed in the process. However, photography was not without its challenges as &#39;the period over which the work was extended has been very unfavourable, the extent of cloud being very much in excess of the average&#39;. Nonetheless, the images are impressive, especially the final plate showing fine detail of the Orion nebula.

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        A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician

      Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1891. Octavo, with the frontispiece mounted photographic portrait and 24 plates, owner inscription to flyleaf; fine in original blue-green cloth. First edition, the superior issue in cloth with mounted photographic frontispiece portrait found only in this issue. Singleton, a Dublin-born physician and philanthropist, emigrated to Victoria in 1851. He practised there throughout the gold rush years, assisting the poor. Rather puritanical, he was in other ways a man of advanced views - supporting women medical practitioners, for example - and he was a key influence on colonial society. He became a gaol visitor, opposing capital punishment and becoming a thorn in the side of John Price, then Governor of Pentridge Prison. Among his major philanthropic achievements were the initiation of the Singleton Bread Fund for the unemployed, the establishment of night shelters for destitute women, a mission to the blind, Widows Cottages in Collingwood, the West Melbourne night shelters for men, the Women&#39;s Model Lodging House, and the Retreat for Friendless and Fallen Women (now Singleton House) in Collingwood.

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        THE DIVORCE OF CATHERINE OF ARAGON. ** Lovely Full Leather **

      UK. Longmans Green and co 1891 - Hardcover, First Edition, the story as told by the imperial ambassadors resident at the court of Henry VIII, Very nice full leather, Gilt decor to the spine and board edges, all page edges gilt, slight rubs, I doubt if the photo's of this book will do it justice, nice marbled endpapers, no inscriptions, 482 pages, Very Good Condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Astrarchia Stephane [Princess Stephanie Bird of Paradise]

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

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