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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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        Gil Blas, 1891-92-93

      Gil Blas Illustré 1891 - In-folio (28,5 x 41 cm), relié. Volume proposant des numéros de la revues Gil Blas, reliés ensemble. Il s'agit : pour l'année 1891 (1ere année de publication) : n°4, 9, 12 à 27 ; pour 1892 (2e année de publication) : n°1 à 32, 40 à 48, 50, 51 ; pour 1893 (3e année de publication) : n°2 à 11 ; et le n°10 de 1894 (4e année). Pied du mors antérieur fendu sur 3 cm, intérieur frais, bel état général. Collectif,Steinlen [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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        A Christmas Carol

      Chapman and Hall, UK 1891 - New Edition 1891. Early Chapman and Hall edition are Un-common in their original cloth. Illustrations/engravings by John Leech. Book is good++ with marked boards. Spine very dull. Edges rubbed. Contents good with odd marks to pages. Textblock a little loose but holding very well. . PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref6798 [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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      Paris: Tresse & Stock, 1891 - First edition. 12mo. . Original printed wrappers, uncut. Some creasing and soiling. Cloth slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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        The Chess Monthly

      Jas Wade, London 1891 - iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume XIII (13). (Betts: 7-25). First edition. The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy. Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88. Condition: Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London: Ward, Lock & Company, 1891 First edition, first printing with "nd" to page 208, regular issue. Publisher's rough grey beveled boards with white parchment spine, gilt lettering to the front board and spine, Charles Ricketts' butterfly illustrations in gilt to the front board and spine. Very good, with minor toning to the spine and board edges, light crack to the bottom thirds of the otherwise secure hinges, light crack between pages 192 and 193, otherwise intact and study binding, former owner's 1891 inscription to the front free endpaper, hint of minor toning to the page edges, otherwise bright and fresh pages, loss to bottom of page 3. Overall, a remarkably clean and tight copy of an extremely fragile book without any of the usual repairs or restoration. A completely unsophisticated copy of the author's first and only novel. Mason 328. Housed in a custom cloth box with vellum spine. Originally published serially in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in July 1890, is a Gothic novel about the handsome Dorian Gray, who, like Faust, trades his soul for sensual pleasures. Specifically, Gray, who knows his physical beauty will fade over time, wills that his beauty never fade so that he may continue to indulge in worldly beauty indefinitely; instead of bearing the responsibility of his sins, Dorian Gray remains youthful and unblemished while his full-length portrait ages and grows increasingly ugly. Ultimately, Gray realizes that the only way to right his wrongs is to atone for his sins by destroying his own portrait, and, effectively, himself. The Picture of Dorian Gray, considered scandalous in Victorian England, was partially censored by Lippincott's Monthly Magazine and received much criticism from contemporary reviewers. Wilde defended his novel, and even expanded the book form, which, according to Mason, contained "six new chapters, many alterations, and much additional matter." Indeed, Wilde continued to defend himself in this first edition's preface, where he argued that "there is no such thing as an immoral or moral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 318: Friand Pierrot.

      Liebig, 1891.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 318: " Friand Pierrot " aus dem Jahrgang 1891. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Malattia di Pierrot " ). Gezeigt werden: " Pierrot domestique a la funeste habitude de gouter aux liqueurs de son maitre. / Colombine pour le guerir, met une boutteille en evidence. / La bouteille contenait un fort purgatif. Pierrot l'avale sans s'en apercevoir. / L'effet n'est pas long a se produire. / Le medicin appele declare le cas tres grave. / Pierrot pour se guerir, jure de na plus boire que du bouillon Liebig. " Zusammen 6 Bilder mit teils geringen Gebrauchsspuren ( im weißen Außenrand gering fleckig, wenige Ecken gering bestoßen ). Insgesamt guter Zustand. - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Poems: Second Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891 Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892: Gray cloth with gilt stamping. First Edition, with no subsequent printings listed. In About Very Good condition. Clean text. Two pages show offsetting from a clipping once stored between them; a few small tears to edge of pages. Ink and pencil inscription at front free end paper, light offsetting to end sheets. Boards show rubbing and light soiling. Wear with light fraying to corners and spine ends. Spine slightly darkened. A lovely copy.

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        My Life with Stanley's Rear Guard

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1891. Small octavo (170 x 113 mm). Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown, palm block to front board and publisher's device to rear board, both in brown, grey and white floral endpapers. Lithographic folding map by F. S. Weller. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine darkened and gently cocked, extremities a touch rubbed, minor wear to spine ends and corners, endpapers slightly foxed, margins of text block lightly tanned with occasional soiling, a few corners turned. Otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this firsthand account of the Emin Pasha Expedition rearguard. Ward was recruited by Stanley in 1884 and was a Congo adventurer who had been employed by both the Free State and the Sanford Exploring Expedition. The rearguard was left at Yambuya in 1887 to await supplies and reinforcements from Tippu Tib, but hunger, disease, and warfare forced the rear column to languish "for thirteen months, waiting in vain both for the promised supplies from Tippu Tib and for news of the advance guard", neither of which materialised (ODNB). Ward's account is understandably negative and he considered the rearguard an unmitigated failure.

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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.

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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

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      [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.

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      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.

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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.

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

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

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      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!

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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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      [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]

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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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