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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Ward, Lock & Company, London., 1891. First edition. Royal octavo. pp viii, 334. Original parchment-backed boards with gilt design by Charles Ricketts, bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Number 176 of 250 copies signed by the author.From the library of Sir Winston Churchill: laid in is a slip of paper on which is written, ''de M. Winston Churchill - Château du Muguet''. The Château du Muguet, in the Val-de-Loire region of France, was the setting for the penultimate session of the Anglo-French Supreme Allied Council on 11th and 12th June, 1940. Even as the Nazis were at the gates of Paris, Churchill flew to southern France in one last attempt to try and stiffen the resolve of the French military and promise them every assistance he could muster. Although de Gaulle was receptive to Churchill's ideas for a heroic defence of Paris, Pétain was already resigned to defeat. It is poignant that Churchill chose this book to accompany him on his mission, as France had long stood as a symbol of the individual's rights to freedom. Indeed, in the Preface to this book Wilde defends the artist's right to freedom of expression.The book was among effects sold at auction sale of the Château du Muguet's contents . The slip of paper with its inscription is contemporaneous with Churchill's stay and is likely to have been written shortly after his hurried departure from the Château to indicate that the book had been inadvertently left behind .In his book The Literary Churchill, Jonathan Rose quotes Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland: 'Winston Churchill was once asked whom he would like to meet and talk with in after life and he replied, without hesitation, ''Oscar Wilde'' '. In the 1890's Wilde was very friendly with Churchill's mother Jennie and described her as ''both beautiful and brilliant''. Churchill himself was given on occasion to quoting from Wilde's plays, both in private conversation and public speeches.Inner hinges cracking but tight. Spine rubbed, chipped and splitting. Covers a bit marked and rubbed. Preserved in a recently custom-made quarter red morocco folding box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, Churchill's choice of binders for his own books for presentation.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In The Strand Magazine Vols 1 - 6.

      The Strand Magazine. January 1891- December 1893. 8vo., 6 volumes in contemporary half red morocco, spined gilt in compartments, contrasting labels. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Some rubbing and scuffing to bindings, a little browning, otherwie a very good set. First appearrances of the 24 Sherlock Holmes Adventures serialised in the The Strand Magazine. These stories were later issued in two volumes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) amd The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894). Also contains 'The Adventure of the Cardboard Box' (vol.5, 1893) which was not published in book form until 'His Last Bow' (1917). Several of these Holmes stories feature far more illustrations (notably by Sidney Paget) than in book form, and in some (such as 'Cardboard Box ') the illustrations are exclusive to 'The Strand'

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        Grisélidis. -

      Ernest Kolb 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. 99 pp. Reliure plein chagrin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et les initiales C.C. en queue. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. A grands témoins. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seul grand papier après 10 sur Japon impérial. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé des 2 auteurs et de 3 jolies AQUARELLES ORIGINALES signées E.M. (Eugène Morand ?). Sur ce conte, Jules Massenet a écrit une musique de drame et de comédie lyrique. Précieux exemplaire du comédien Constant Coquelin (1841-1909, il créa le personnage de Cyrano). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The family in the room.

      "Interior with man and a woman breastfeeding her child. Very dark room with large window on the right, casting light upon the characters. Very intimate atmosphere. On the bottom right collector's mark of Collection Museum Bern (L.236a); on the verso Legat J.R. Koch 1891 (L. 1578a); Franz Pokorny (L.2036) and unidentified mark (L.2909a) "."Etching on paper, trimmed to plate mark, total: 187 x 220 mm; only state; bottom and top left corners repaired, tiny portion of top left corner replaced with paper darkened in pen; traces of previous mountings on the verso, very fine and dark impression, rare; Hollstein 4, Bartsch 4"

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome VII

      Typ. de Joseph van In / AUG. PEETERS, LIERRE /LOUVAIN 1891 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa. Se trata del tomo VII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: Nouvelles recherches su la structure des organes segmentaires des hirudinées de H. Bolsius, La structures des centres nerveux: la moelle epinière et le cervelet de A. Van Gehucthten, Sur la estructure de l'ecorce cérébrale de quelques mamifères de S. Ramón y Cajal, Contribution à l'étude de la fermentation du bacille commun de l'intestin de V. Scruel; Le bulbe ofactif chez quelques mamifères de A. Van Gehuchten y I. Martin; Etude bactériologique sur les cystites de Aimé Morelle; Les organes ciliés des hirdinées de H. Bolsius; Anaérobiose du bacille commun de l'intestin et de quelques autres bactéries de Manille ide; Glandes cutanées a canaux intracellulaires chez les crustacés edriophthalmes de Manille Ide; Les téguments sémineaux des papavéracées de Alph. Meunier; Recherches sur l'appareil génital femelle de quelques batraciens indigénes. 484 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The birds of Australia, comprising three hundred full-page illustrations with a descriptive account of the life and characteristic habits of over seven hundred species.

      Melbourne: Charles Stuart & Co. 1890-1891. - Folio,303 chromolithographic plates with accompanying text and tissue guards. Six volumes bound in three, contemporary half calf and gilt lettered cloth, expertly re-spined, all edges coloured and tissue guards present, a sound clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Carte autographe signée à Stuart Merrill « Cela vous sort de la vie moderne, si banale, si scélérate, si lourde et je vous remercie de m'avoir enlevé à cet affreux milieu, par votre très-curieux livre »

      "It leaves you out of the modern life, so banal, so cruel, and so heavy, and I thank you for having taken me from your frightful environment by your very curious book"Exceptional autograph letter from Joris-Karl Huysmans to the poet Stuart Merrill. Huysmans gives his impressions on one of the masterpieces of Merrill, the collection of poems entitled The Pleasures: Thyrses - Sceptres - Torches , published in 1891.The symbolic accents of Merrill's work seem to have profoundly affected Huysmans, who never ceased to praise the poems of a " very ardent beauty " of his colleague. The Fastes join the famous decadent and refined esthetics of Huysmans; A striking parallel can be drawn between the "tendency towards artifice" of the character of Des Esseintes in A Rebours , and the " artificial lilac and more charming, finer than nature " acclaimed by Huysmans in the letter.The mutual admiration of Merrill and Huysmans goes back to the publication in 1887 of the first collection of Merrill, Les Gammes . Huysmans, to whom Merrill dedicates the Nocturne poem, discovers at the same time this "whispering Verlaine" and his "subjugating" poetry (letter from Huysmans to René Ghil). They both attend the Tuesdays of Mallarmé in his apartment in the Rue de Rome, a must for symbolist writers.Evidence of a brilliant literary complicity between the two men, this letter full of poetry evokes the finest symbolist writings of the end of the century. s.l. (Paris) s.d (1891) 11,5x9cm Une carte recto-verso

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        Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale et autres bibliothèques - Tome Vingt-Neuvième.

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris., 1891. First edition. Quarto. 308 pages. Six-page Introduction ("Documents Épigraphiques recueillis dans le Nord de l'Arabie par M. Charles Doughty") by Ernest Renan. Original blue wrappers, printed label on spine.Contains "Note de. M. Doughty sur son Voyage" which despite the French title is in English (29 pages); also "Transcription et Traduction des Inscriptions Nabatéennes de Medaïn-Salih (in French and Hebrew) (18 pages), "Transcription des Notes contenues dans les Planches" (in English) (9 pages). 57 plates, these being facsimiles of notes and drawings of rubbings which Doughty made from carved rock inscriptions, maps and drawings, 9 folding photogravures of inscriptions. The reason this was published in France was that Doughty had tried without success to sell the Nabatean inscriptions he had collected to the British Museum and the Royal Geographical Society. Meanwhile the French philologist Ernest Renan was in the process of preparing a work on Semitic inscriptions for the Academie des Inscriptions and offered Doughty the opportunity of publication. Renan later deciphered these, using Doughty's transcriptions. A number of the plates in this book, which are of superb quality, were used for later editions of Arabia Deserta. The rest of the volume is devoted to E. Amélineau's "Notice sur le Papyrus Gnostique Bruce".Wrappers chipped and torn at edges. Spine a little cracked and discoloured. Apart from minor water-staining to the lower margins of four maps, internally a bright and clean copy. Very good. Very scarce.

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        Queen Summer or The Journey of the Lily & the Rose

      London: Cassell and Company LONDON: CASSELL, 1891 Large quarto 40 colour plates Penned and portrayed by Walter Crane in his distinctive style this is the large paper edition limited to 250 copies of which this is number 46. Original decorative boards and end papers with velum quarter binding. Name of past owner on fly leaf. Wear to corners of boards with shelf wear to paper cover at edges principally to top and bottom of boards.

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        The Yoga Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valkimi

      Calcutta: Bonnerjee and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. xx, 484pp; xiv, 282pp.;xiv, 694pp; xix, 1167pp. Four volumes, all very good uniformly bound in modern blue buckram with silver gilt titles, new endpapers and pastedowns. Few small wormholes to a the first third of the first three volumes and a tape repair to one page, otherwise internally very good. First edition in English of this classic Hindu text.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        ERIK XIV Sorgespel i fyra akter

      (uppgift saknas). Häftad bok. Tryckt som manuskript. OBS! Föreställningen gavs året innan texten trycktes.Tryck: Hasse W Tullbergs Boktryckeri, Stockholm 1891. Pjästext. Löpande repliker i en spalt. Texten inom röd ram på varje sida. Skådespelarnas efternamn med blyerts efter varje rollnamn. Trådbundet häfte i A5-format med tryckt omslag av tjockare papper.

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      - [Edo 1891]. A brocade silk covered album, Oban size, all edge gilt, with a total of 65 fine color prints, including 2 title pages, and one dedication print, book size 24.5 x 35.5 cm., 4.15 cm. thick. A stunning group of his most famous prints well represented. Hiroshige II [1826-1869] and III [1843-1894] were one in the same, a pupil of the most famous & great Ando Hiroshige. Using his master's name plus his old name Ichiryusai, he was the adopted son of Hiroshige I and was a very skilled painter, who actually painted along side & with the master until his master's death in 1858. After that, Ichiryusai specialized in railroad prints depicting these new innovations recently imported from the West around Yokohama, as well as issuing many series of beautiful prints. In his later years, he executed a most beautiful and exquisite set of his own interpretation of his master's most well-known series of prints showing Mt. Fuji & the celebrat- ed places around Edo. This was not done to merely copy the master's works, but rather as a sincere Confucian tribute to his adopted father [& now father-in-law] and master. He took each of the master's views & repainted them in pastel colors with great control & precision. Some of the more delicate places such as rainbows and clouds behind a flock of birds were actually brushed on by hand, a technique rarely ever done. The wood blocks used were of the highest quality, a majority of which were center cuts & these have left a most beautiful wood-pattern in the print. This example shows 28 prints from the Fuji Sanju Rokkei and 35 from the Edo Yonju Hakkei series, with the title page from each present. There is a dedcation & memorial print to Hiroshige I from his fai- thful son and pupil. This print is most similar to one found as the frontispiece to the book by E. F. Strange: THE COLOR PRINTS OF HIROSHIGE, London [1925].Its clear that this print by Kunisada [who is Toyokuni I] was used as a model by Ichi- ryusai, as it differs in what the master is holding.Kunisada shows him holding his rosary beads, while Ichiryusai shows the master with his Fude [brush pen] and paper in hand.Ichi- ryusai and Kunisada had collaborated to issue a series of 36 prints:EDO JIMAN or THRIY-SIX PLACES OF WHICH YEDO IS PROUD. Ichiryusai has taken much care to represent the most wonder- ful views of Fuji & Edo with great skill.A majority of these prints are certainly well-known to the art world at large, as well as to Japanese print collectors.Many of these prints prints show up in the usual references. Some of the more famous Edo views are showing a falcon in winter, rain on the river bridge,storks, cat view in Asakusa,busy street scenes, Asakasa temple & lantern in snow, river scenes &c. Some Fuji views show many snow scenes, seasonal views,cherry blossoms, a majority show water and mountains, charming set of prints. Alternate title is MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI. See L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE PRINTS ARTISTS p.44-45 for background on Hiroshige I,II & III. R. Lane: IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD p.232-254, most all of the prints in this album are listed under Hiroshige I's series: MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI: ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO. Beautifully bound in tradition- al brocade silk-gilt brocade, with prinnts on both sides of an accordion folded album. A L W A Y S R A R E !

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        Die Sinnlichkeit.

      - Radierung, nach dem gleichnamigen Gemälde, signiert. 22:17,1 cm. Abdruck auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. – Im breiten Rand mit winzigen Einrissen und leichten Knickspuren, ansonsten in hervorragendem Zustand. Eine sinnliche nackte Frau mit einer Schlange als zentrales Element der Darstellung hat Franz von Stuck zwischen 1891 und 1912 mit dem Motiv der „Sünde" in zahlreichen Repliken, Varianten und Wiederholungen verarbeitet – eine Fassung von 1893 befindet sich in der National-Galerie Berlin, ein andere von vor 1906 im Museum der Villa Stuck. Die Schlange als Verführerin der Frau in der christlichen Vorstellung und diese wiederum als Verführerin des Mannes wird in Stucks symbolistischer Kunstauffassung zusammengeführt. Dadurch personifiziert die Frau zugleich das Böse und das Sündige, aber auch wie hier das Sinnliche. Um 1900 gipfelt diese Auffassung in Literatur und Kunst in dem Typus der „Femme Fatale", des sündigen, teuflischen Weibes, das vor allem bei den Symbolisten zentrales Motiv war. Franz von Stuck, Sohn eines Müllers, besuchte in München 1878-1881 die Kunstgewerbeschule und war Schüler von F. Barth (1842-1892). 1881-1885 schloß sich ein Studium an der Akademie bei W. Lindenschmit (1829-1895) und L. Löfftz (1845-1910) an. Neben dem Unterricht führte er zum Broterwerb kunstgewerbliche Entwürfe aus. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums führte er zudem zahlreiche Entwürfe für verschiedene Mappenwerke aus sowie humoristische Blätter für die „Fliegenden Blätter". 1892 gründete er gemeinsam mit W. Trübner (1851-1917) die „Münchner Sezession". In diesem Jahr unternahm er auch eine Reise nach Rom, wo er M. Klinger (1857-1920) traf, der ihn zum bildhauerischen Arbeiten anregte. 1893 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor, 1895 die Professur an der Münchner Akademie. Als Aufsichtratsmitglied der „Genossenschaft Pan" zeichnete er 1895 den Pan für das Titelblatt der Zeitschrift. 1897-1898 wurde nach seinem Entwurf die Villa Stuck gebaut. 1900 erhielt er wegen seiner für die Villa Stuck entworfenen Möbel auf der Pariser Weltausstellung die Goldene Medaille. 1904 unternahm er eine Reise nach Griechenland. 1906 wurde er mit dem Verdienstorden der Bayerischen Krone geehrt und in den persönlichen Adelsstand erhoben. In diesem Jahr war er auch Gründungsmitglied der Deutschen Monistenbundes. 1914-1915 ließ er neben seiner Villa ein Bildhauer- und Maleratelier erbauen.

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        Rabelais ses voyages en Italie-Son exil a Metz.

      1891 - Paris, Lib. de l'Art, 1891; in-folio, X + 404pp, reliure pleine toile à fleurs de l'époque, pièce de titre et auteur au dos, couverture conservée. Ce livre est l'histoire de Rabelais voyageur et de Rabelais exilé. Rabelais a touché à tant de choses et si diverses que, pour entrer en conversation avec son ombre, il faut avoir fait tout le tour de son siècle, et tout le tour de l'Antiquité. Episode de ce grand mystère, la vie de Rabelais a presque l'air d'une légende. On a longtemps cru que Maître François n'avait fait qu'un voyage en Italie. Le vrai est qu'il en a fait quatre. Dans le premier, il pousse une reconnaissance archéologique, dans le second, il poursuit des négociations diplomatiques et religieuses. Dans le troisième, de loin le plus long, il a le personnage d'un secrétaire d'Etat. Le quatrième est une retraite conseillée par la prudence, comme son exil à Metz, d'ailleurs. Ces quatre voyages ont pour point commun le culte voué par le savant à l'Italie romaine. En ce qui concerne son exil à Metz, il est à noter que nos maîtres-échevins surent attirer Rabelais, comme ils en avaient attiré d'autres fameux avant lui. Nous pensons Symphorien Champier ou Henri-Cornélius Agrippa. Cet exil dura deux ans, où il exerça la profession de médecin, et où sa maison se trouvait en Jurue. Ce que tout le monde ou presque, sait d'ailleurs? Cet ouvrage est orné d'un portrait à l'eau-forte de Rabelais, de deux restitutions en couleurs de l'Abbaye de Thélème, de neuf planche hors texte et de soixante-quinze gravures dans le texte, autographes, etc. Dont le "vray pourtraict de la ville de Mets. 1575", plan en noir à double page, une gravure de la Porte Moselle à Metz, la gravure de l'Hôtel de ville à Metz de Chastillon, deux gravures à pleine page d'après des photographies de 1890, une représentant la rue Jurue à Metz, l'autre la maison de Rabelais (rue Jurue), oeuvres de Louis de Riverend. et deux autres gravures représentant pour l'une la synagogue du XIIe siècle au bas de la Jurue, l'autre la salle dépendant de la chapelle Saint Genest en Jurue. De cet ouvrage, il a été tiré cent exemplaires numérotés à la presse. Le nôtre porte le n°56, sur Hollande. C'est un grand papier. Agrémenté de deux ex-libris sur garde. Rarissime. Reliure curieuse, mais attachante. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Region of the Eternal Fire. An Account of the Petroleum Region of the Caspian in 1883 ... New Edition.

      London, Allen, 1891. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth; pp. xxii, [2], 406, [2, advertisements], mounted Woodbury type photographic portrait-frontispiece with tissue guard, maps and wood-engraved plates; light marking to binding, spine a little faded; internally, apart from light spotting to a few illustrations, a very clean and fresh copy. Revised and updated edition, first 1884. Marvin was an important commentator on the Russian threat in Central Asia to British interests in India. His fluency in Russian and personal acquaintance with several of Russia's leading generals gave him an insight into the 'Great Game' lacking from other writers of the time. The present work deals with the Russian oil fields of Baku, the geopolitics of the entire region, and the threat of Russian gains towards India through Afghanistan. Marvin had travelled the region between the Black and Caspian Sea extensively and updated this edition with the developments since 1883.

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        Six Aquarelles from the Rockies with Descriptive Text.

      Denver, Colorado: "The Great Divide" Publishing Co., 1891. Oblong folio (265 x 340mm). Original pale pink card wrappers patterned in gilt and impressed with designs in blind, upper cover with title impressed and highlighted in silver, original cord ties, all edges with deckles cut in (as isssued), within the rarely seen envelope-shaped folder with ties and brass button (edges a bit repaired); pp. [2 (title, verso blank)], [12 (text printed on rectos only, versos blank)]; 6 chromolithographic plates by Denver Lithographing Company, after Gaspard Latoix, A. Tenwinkel, and W.H. Jackson; a fine copy. First and only edition. An remarkable and rare volume of finely-executed chromolithographs from watercolurs; the plates depict 'Marshall Pass'; 'Sitting Bull': 'The Royal Gorge'; 'A Southern Ute'; 'The Toltec Gorge'; and 'Zuni Indian Water Carrier', and are accompanied by descriptive texts. Wood was the author of a number of works on Colorado, including Tourists' Hand Book of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah (Denver, 1885) and Over the Range to the Golden Gate; a Complete Tourist's Guide to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Puget Sound, and the Great Northwest (Chicago, 1889).

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        Stillleben mit Zinnkrug, Römerglas und Früchten. Öl auf Malpappe. Größe 56 x 81 cm, rechts unten signiert. Schwarzer schwerer Stil- Rahmen. Kleinere Farbfehlstellen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild sich in einem altersgemäß- tadellosen Zustand.

       Fritz van den Daele, geb. 1891, in Belgien, siehe auch Neumeister, Varia 210 v. 10. 4.2014, Nr. 753) und siehe Dorotheum: Donnerstag, 18.Januar 1990, Sillleben mit Früchten, 23,5 x 37 cm.Versand D: 6,50 EUR Ölmalerei; Um 1900; Stillleben; Gerahmt.

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        A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician 1st Edition 1891

      M.L. Hutchinson, Melbourne 1891 - Scarce 1st Edition of the memoirs of John Singleton, published just before Singleton's death in 1891; Singleton was a physician and philanthrophist, who migrated from Ireland to Australia in 1851; notable for his gaol visits, interest in Aboriginal welfare, the welfare of the poor, the formation of abstinence societies, and general religious conviction, he initiated an appeal for the unemployed which became known as the 'Singleton Bread Fund', and was also instrumental in the development of the Model Lodging House for Men (in King St.) and the Retreat for Friendless and Fallen Women (in Islington St. Collingwood, which became known as Singleton Lodge); he also supported the employment of women in the medical profession; hand-mounted frontispiece carte-de-visite portrait of Singleton, 24 b&w plate illustrations; minor foxing to text block, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout (minor scratch marks to carte-de-visite). no dustwrapper. 414pp. 8vo. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha ... Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor.

      London, Frederick Warne and Co., 1891. 8vo. 2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth, vignette of Casati bound to a tree, surrounded by tribesmen blocked in black, silver and gilt to upper covers, gilt medallion portrait of Casati to spines, lettered in gilt and black; pp. xxi, 376; xvi, 347; 60 plates from photographs and sketches, illustrations to text, 4 folding maps in purpose-made pockets at rear; minimal wear to hinges, apart from light occasional spotting internally, a very good set of a lavishly produced book. First edition. Casati's 10 years with Emin Pasha in Equatoria involved him in the events surrounding the Mahdist uprising which led to the death of General Gordon at Khartoum and the march by Henry M. Stanley for the relief of Emin Pasha. During this time, Casati also explored the region and made important discoveries in the Welle basin of modern north-east Zaire. These were not without personal risk to himself and his account contains details of his imprisonment at the command of King Chua in Unyoro, condemnation to death and eventual escape. A classic of African travel literature, Ten Years in Equatoria remains an important work.

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        CECILIA DE NOEL ..

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-197 [198: blank] [199-200: ads] + 44-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1891" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top and fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge trimmed. First edition. A novella-length ghost story exploring the different reactions of the guests of a weekend house party to the sight of a despairing ghost. "... an exceptional ghost novel for the period." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 148. "A neat and touching story, written with obvious sincerity and unusual delicacy." - Barron, Horror Literature 2-26. "Hawker, a forgotten Scottish writer, was known during the Victorian period as a writer of considerable refinement and intelligence. CECILIA DE NOEL, her popular spook novel, was highly regarded in its day, but is now extremely rare." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-91. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 05016. NCBEL III 1051. Slight spine lean, small private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down with faint ghost of same on free endpaper, else a near fine copy. A very attractive copy. (#148387)

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        Fabiola o la Chiesa delle Catacombe

      Libreria di Educazione e d'Istruzione di Paolo Carrarra Editore - Milano, MILANO 1891 - ITALIANO Volume della fine dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapergamena con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, segni di sfregamento, dorso brunito con targhetta, caratteri ed elementi decorativi incisi in oro, bordo e punte consumati, fioritura sparsa, tagli e pagine poco bruniti. Bella antiporta con ritratto dell'Autore inciso in nero, incisore V. Turati, illustrazioni di Fornari. Prefazione dell'Autore. Talloncino adesivo su risguardia, foglio di guardia tagliato. Delicata marca tipografica su frontespizio. Eleganti finalini in nero, alcune tavole con illustrazioni fuori testo, illustrazioni in nero in testo, disegni di Fornari, incisioni di V. Turati.

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        Studies in poetry and philosophy

      Houghton Mifflin, 1891-01-01. 9th. Hardcover. Good. FAST SHIPPING Great service. Removed from college library, usual library markings.

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        Sur le mouvement des projectiles dans l'air

      Paris et Bruxelles, Gauthier-Villars et F. Hayez, 1891, in-8, [2]-148 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Ouvrage de balistique, extrait des Annales de la Société scientifique de Bruxelles, 14e année, 1890-1891. Envoi du Comte de Sparre (1849-1933) en première de couverture : "à Mr Hermite de l'Institut, hommage très respectueux de l'auteur" ; Charles Hermite (1822-1901), élève de l'École polytechnique (X 1842), professeur de mathématiques au Collège de France et professeur d'algèbre supérieure à la Sorbonne. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Couverture insolée.

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        Histoire de Montélimar et des principales familles qui ont habité cette ville.

      Montélimar, Bourron, 1878-1891, demi-chagrin moderne, dos à nerfs, plats des couv. des 3 premiers vol. conservés. - 4 volumes in-8 de (4)-534 pp. ; 589 pp. ; 548 pp. et (4)-575 pp. ; Les pp. 479 à 484 du tome 1 sont en 2 états et présentent un texte sensiblement différent. Cette particularité n'est pas signalée par les bibliographes.Bien complet du rarissime 4e volume, qui manque à la plupart des exemplaires.Edition originale. Tirée à 175 exemplaires. Très rare.Brun-Durand, Dict. biog. et bibliographique de la Drôme I-p. 217.Le Baron de Coston (Valence, 1816 - Montélimar, 1891), ancien receveur de l'enregistrement, devint notaire à Montélimar en 1851."Il s'adonna à des recherches historiques et publia quantité de travaux qui le placent au premier rang parmi les érudits et les historiens [de la Drôme]. [ ] Son Histoire de Montélimar surtout, est, justement à cause de sa forme anecdotique, une véritable mine de renseignements aussi curieux qu'instructifs, et l'on peut se faire une idée du sentiment qui a inspiré son auteur par ce passage dans lequel, après avoir rappelé que "la justice de la postérité ne s'exerce que par la voie de l'histoire libre", il ajoute : "L'écrivain est comme un témoin. Au lieu de paraître devant la Cour d'assises, il vient déposer devant le tribunal de l'histoire. Dans les deux cas, son devoir est de dire la vérité". Et, ailleurs, il dit encore : "Si on est tenu à certains égards envers les vivants, bien qu'ils doivent subir les conséquences de la conduite de leurs parents, puisqu'ils ont accepté leur succession, car, quand on recueille l'actif, on doit en supporter le passif, on ne doit que la vérité aux morts". On prétend même que c'est à cause de son inflexibilité sous ce rapport, que le 4e tome de cette Histoire de Montélimar, bien qu'imprimé quand son auteur mourut, n'a pas été livré au public." (Brun-Durand).

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        The Strand Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly - volumes I - VI.

      1891 - 1894. The first six half-year volumes in the publisher's uniform pictorial buckram. Numerous contributions by Arthur Conan Doyle, including the serialisation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, illustrated by Sidney Paget. He also makes various other contributions. Other contributors include E.W. Hornung, Walter Besant, Rudyard Kipling, Grant Allen, Jules Verne, Dick Donovan, Fritjof Nansen et al. There are also many stories by French and Russian authors. Numerous black and white illustrations by various artists. Some spotting and the occasional stain. Covers slightly rubbed. A very good run.

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        CECILIA DE NOEL ..

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-197 [198: blank] [199-200: ads] + 44-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1891" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top and fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge trimmed. First edition. A novella-length ghost story exploring the different reactions of the guests of a weekend house party to the sight of a despairing ghost. "... an exceptional ghost novel for the period." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 148. "A neat and touching story, written with obvious sincerity and unusual delicacy." - Barron, Horror Literature 2-26. "Hawker, a forgotten Scottish writer, was known during the Victorian period as a writer of considerable refinement and intelligence. CECILIA DE NOEL, her popular spook novel, was highly regarded in its day, but is now extremely rare." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-91. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 05016. NCBEL III 1051. Slight spine lean, small private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down with faint ghost of same on free endpaper, else a near fine copy. A very attractive copy. (#148387)

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      The Collier & Cleaveland Litho. Co., Denver, Colorado 1891 - (Barbot, W. A., compiler) SOUVENIR ALBUM OF 1891, CITY OF DENVER, COLORADO. Copyrighted 1890 by The Collier & Cleaveland Litho. Co., Denver, Colo. & Salt Lake. Original illustrated wrappers; 60 pages. Dimensions: 8-1/2¿ by 6-1/2¿. Alternating pages of detailed and significant description with engravings of Denver buildings, manufactures, and residences. ¿Denver and Colorado to those who are seeking new homes, a place for business, investment, speculation or a healthy climate ¿.¿ Facts concerning real estate, banking, mining and smelting, manufacturing, railroads, employment, etc. An excellent and thorough production. Near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        P & O Pencillings

      London: Day & Son, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter brown morocco spine, leather corners, gilt decorated front cover lettering. Aeg. Very good. Lloyd, William Whitelock. Unpaginated. Oblong folio. 30 x 40.5 cm. Edition de Luxe. copy 284 of 300 signed by Lloyd. One map, chromolithograph frontispiece, title page, 22 chromolithograph plates (with hand-coloring) and accompanying black and white sketches by Lloyd. Published for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company illustrating life aboard a P&O voyage from London, through the Mediterranean, via the Suez Canal with views of Gibraltar, Malta, Port Said, Suez Canal, and Red Sea. The author served with the South Wales Borderers in the Zulu War,1879, left the Army in 1882 to pursue a career as an illustrator. Wear to corners and extremities, three centimeter loss at backstrip head, interior fresh and bright.

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        The Sacred Books of the East. The Sacred Books of China. The Texts of Taoism. Part I [Vol. XXXIX] and Part II [Vol. XL]

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.7*15.5*5.8cm, wt:1.5kg, 24+396+8+8+340+8p. Ex-library with usual markings, corners and spines scuffed, cover water stained, book edges soiled. Clean internal pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Physics of the Earth's Crust - Second Edition, Revised

      Macmillan & Co. Ltd. (1889), London / New York 1891 - 360 Pp, Title Page Indicates Second Edition, Dated 1889; This The Enlarged 1891 Issue, With 60 Pp Appendix At End, New Title Page Dated 1891. Second And Best Edition, With The 1891 Appendix, As Issued 1891. Fisher Described The Mechanism Of Plate Tectonics In 1881, Ascribing It To Convection Currents In The Earth's Molten Interior. This Work On Continental Drift Went Unnoticed Or Ridiculed, But Was More Consistent With Modern Science Than The Criticisms Of His Work. An Unopened Copy [Pages Still Attached Along Top Edge]. Black Endpapers Immaculate, Binding Firm, No Names Or Marks. Very Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Registers of the Wallon or strangers church in Canterbury, 3 volumes, Lymington 1891-1898, 886 pag., [ publication of the Huguenot Society ].

      The Registers of the Wallon or strangers church in Canterbury, 3 volumes, Lymington 1891-1898, 886 pag., [ publication of the Huguenot Society ].

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        Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator ... Second Edition [ --Supplementary Appendix to Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator].


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        Histoire du Luminaire depuis l'époque romaine jusqu'au XIXe siècle.

      Paris, Alphonse Picard 1891 - Ouvrage contenant 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en deux teintes (noir et or). Illustrations de M. Emile Solvet. Avec le concours de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu. Par Henry-René d'Allemagne, Archiviste-Paléographe. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 1000 exemplaires dont 400 seulement ont été mis dans le commerce. Celui-ci un des 350 sur papier vélin teinté. Paris, Alphonse Picard - 1891 - VI (préface) et 702 pages. La rare et belle couverture d'édition illustrée en couleurs gravée et imprimée par S. Krakow à la manière de l'enluminure. La planche 11 reliée après la planche 12. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi chagrin bleu foncé à coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs, titre doré et date en pied. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Quelques frottements. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-folio (35x26). Henry-René d'Allemagne (1863-1950) était un bibliothécaire et historien français, spécialiste des arts décoratifs. Il a consacré des études innovantes à de nombreux sujets peu étudiés à son époque (serrurerie, luminaires, carte à jouer, etc.). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jahrestage 1 - 4. sowie Kleines Adreßbuch für Jericho und New York. Aus dem Leben von Gesine Cresspahl.

      1891, XVII (1) Seiten. Adressbuch 303 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit den Umschlägen von Willy Fleckhaus. jeweils mit Schutzumschlag, bei Band 3 lichtrandig, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, alle Bände mit der Signatur des Autors auf dem Nachtitel. Uwe Johnson (* 20. Juli 1934 in Cammin, Pommern - + vermutlich in der Nacht vom 23. Februar auf den 24. Februar 1984 in Sheerness on Sea, England) war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er gehörte der Gruppe 47 an.

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        Legislation sur les Raisins Secs: Etude et Commentaire

      Montpellier / Paris: Camille Coulet / G. Masson. 1891. First. First edition. 12mo. 168 (2)pp. Contemporary cloth and papercovered boards with leather spine label. Two small, attractive bookplates of Arthur Christian, lightly rubbed, else a near fine copy. Scarce. .

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        Logische Syntax der Sprache.

      XI + 1 + 274 + 2 S. Priv. Lwd. späterer Zeit, mit aufgezogener RTitelei. EA. - Schriften zur wissenschaftlichen Weltauffassung, Bd. 8. - R. leicht berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Expl. - Carnap, (1891 - 1970), wurde als Sohn des Webers Johannes S. Carnap und der Lehrerin Anna, geb. Dörpfeld, geboren. Die Eltern waren tief religiös, gleichzeitig aber sehr tolerant bewußt praktizierten sie das Christentum als Mittel zur Führung eines guten Lebens. Diese Grundhaltung der Toleranz prägte Carnap für sein Leben, und dies insbesondere dann, als er sich, beeinflußt durch die Schriften Goethes zum Christentum wie auch der Schriften von Ernst Haeckel und Wilhelm Ostwald, vom Christentum abwandte und sich eine teils atheistische und teils agnostische Lebenseinstellung erarbeitete. In der Zeit seines Studiums in Jena und Freiburg/Breisgau 1910-14 schloß er sich der Jugendbewegung an, ohne allerdings deren Tendenz zum Nationalismus mit zu vollziehen. Vielmehr entwickelte er gegen Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs -- den er teils an der Westfront und teils im Militärinstitut in Berlin verbrachte -- ein Konzept eines undogmatischen und insbesondere nichtmarxistischen Sozialismus, genauer: eines auf den Grundsätzen eines politischen Liberalismus beruhenden Konzepts des ökonomischen Sozialismus. Dieses behielt er zeitlebens bei, da er einerseits der Ansicht war, daß das System des Kapitalismus die Menschheit in den wirtschaftlichen und damit auch sozialen Abgrund steuert, und da er sich andererseits ein unbeirrtes Vertrauen in die Fähigkeiten der menschlichen Vernunft bewahrte: Die von einem Höchstmaß an Vernunft geleiteten Entscheidungen auch in den Bereichen des Alltags müssen nach seiner Sicht schließlich im individuellen wie auch im sozialen Bereich die Oberhand über die durch Emotionen und Triebe gesteuerten Entscheidungen haben, eben weil sie -- anders als diese -- die Auswirkungen nüchterner Abschätzung sind und damit letztlich die größere Überzeugungskraft haben ... Nur geduldiges, präzises Arbeiten in kleinen Schritten, Baustein für Baustein sozusagen, ausgeführt durch immer mehr Menschen, die vom Erfolg eines solchen Arbeitens angesprochen werden, führt die Menschheit demnach weiter. Dies gilt dann auch und in besonderem Maß für die Philosophie, die nicht durch neuerliche, Luftschlössern gleichende grandiose Entwürfe, sondern durch minutiöse Kleinarbeit in Gemeinschaft mit Gleichgesinnten vorangebracht und zu einer Wissenschaft entwickelt werden kann als Instrument dieses Arbeitens benützte er die symbolische Logik, die er in Jena bei Gottlob Frege sowie aus den Schriften von Bertrand Russell kennengelernt hatte. In seinem Buch über die Grundlagen der menschlichen Erfahrungserkenntnis zeigte er beispielhaft, wie ein solcher Weg zu begehen sei. Mit dieser Schrift habilitierte er sich 1926 bei Moritz Schlick in Wien, und er publizierte sie 1928 unter dem Titel Der logische Aufbau der Welt sie machte ihn mit einem Schlag international bekannt und berühmt. In Wien begründete er mit Schlick und Neurath eine Diskussionsrunde, die unter dem Namen "Wiener Kreis" bekannt wurde und die seit 1930, zusammen mit dem "Berliner Kreis" unter Hans Reichenbach, die Zeitschrift "Erkenntnis" als Organ dieser neuen, eine Einheitswissenschaft anstrebenden philosophischen Richtung herausgab. 1931 wurde Carnap auf den Lehrstuhl für Naturphilosophie an der Deutschen Univ. in Prag berufen in den Jahren danach besuchten ihn namhafte junge Wissenschaftler aus der angelsächsischen Geisteswelt, unter ihnen insbesondere Willard Van Quine von Harvard und Charles W. Morris aus Chicago. Da sich in den Jahren danach an dieser Deutschen Univ. der Nationalsozialismus zunehmend ausbreitete und die liberalen Strömungen unterdrückte, nahm er 1936 einen Ruf an die University of Chicago an und erhielt 1941 die Staatsbürgerschaft der USA. In Chicago gab er, nach dem durch den Krieg bedingten Ende der Zeitschrift "Erkenntnis", zusammen mit Morris und Neurath die Serie International Encyclopedia of Unified Science heraus, als erneuter Versuch, den exakten Philosophien eine publizistische Plattform zu verschaffen. Ganz im Sinn seiner philosophischen Offenheit verfaßte er 1934 das zweite Hauptwerk Logische Syntax der Sprache, in dem er sein berühmtes Toleranzprinzip propagierte. Dieselbe Offenheit führte ihn insbesondere in den Jahren 1932-36 dazu, das Erstlingswerk von Karl R. Popper gegen die vehemente Kritik seiner Freunde zu verteidigen und zu fördern, obgleich dessen Vorstellungen eines wissenschaftlichen Skeptizismus nicht zu seinem letztlich optimistischen Weltbild paßten. Seine Übernahme eines geläuterten Wahrheitsbegriffs von Alfred Tarski führte seit 1940 zum Zerwürfnis mit Neurath, der in Carnaps präzisem Verfahren nicht ein zusätzliches intellektuelles Instrument sehen konnte, sondern einen Rückfall in finstere Metaphysik vermutete. Er konzipierte und entwickelte damals auch die induktive Logik als das System induktiver Methoden und vervollständigte diese Arbeiten seit 1954 in Los Angeles, wo er die Nachfolge des dort verstorbenen Reichenbach antrat. (DBE) - Selten.

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        Africa. No. 6 (1891). Papers relating to the trade in slaves from East Africa. Presen-ted to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. June 1891. [C.-6373].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1891. - Folio. (2), 11, (1) pp. Loosely sewn as issued. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade in the Arabian gulf, with special mention of slaves received at Bandar Lengeh from the Agent at Sharjah as well as first-hand observations on child slaves and the so-called "domestic servants" in demand in Basrah and Bushire. - Chipped edges reinforced; sewing renewed; paper a little browned throughout but a good copy.

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        [Needlework binding]: For Memory is Possession. MDCCCXCI

      1891. Canvas-covered boards with needlework lettering and flowers on the front board and with the date in Roman numerals and additional floral illustration on the rear board. Purple silk(?) endpapers. Apparently never used as a binding, some modest staining and tears to the boards and endpapers, a good or better example. .

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        Le Laboratoire de toxicologie. Méthodes d'expertises toxicologiques, travaux de laboratoire

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1891, in-8, 2-224 pp, demi basane brune de l'époque, Compte-rendu des travaux du Laboratoire de toxicologie, depuis sa mise en fonction en 1883 par Brouardel, avec pour objet d'études les questions de chimie, microscopie, histologie, bactériologie, etc, se rattachant à la médecine légale. Plusieurs figures dans le texte figurant des expériences, les instruments utilisés et des vues microscopiques. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris.

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      BERNHARDI TAUCHNITZ, Lipsiae 1891 - GRECO Prefazione in latino e testo in greco, pagine leggermente brunite e con lievissima fioritura, rilegatura in mezza pergamena, con piatti marmorizzati con traccia di umidità, dorso con tassello rosso e titoli d'oro, con traccia di umidità e piccolo strappo al piede

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        A New England Nun and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. It is lightly rubbed, noticeable at the tips of the corners and, more so, at the ends of the spine. The boards are covered in light blue cloth with gold titles and designs on the spine and front where there is also a lovely cameo. It has 468 pages plus ads. The author has signed the ffep. There is glued to the front paste down a note to WIlkins: "My Dear Mary: May all your Christmas Days be merry and all your New Years be happy as were those of the girl in the pretty sketch you wrote - and for the same reason, because you live for the happiness of others. Your Friend B. G. Young". We are uncertain about the spelling of the last name and are unable to find any of any similar name in Wilkins' correspondence of this period or later. As to why the note is glued into a book signed by Wilkins is also a mystery (at least to us).

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        Seasonal railway ticket with portrait photograph.

      Wien, 22. VII. 1891. - Head-and-shoulders portrait. 58:95 mm. With die stamp of the "k. k. Staatseisenbahndirection Wien". With one addendum.

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      Austin, Tx.: Bergen, Daniel and Gracy, 1891. Wall map, sight size 30 1/4 x 35 inches, matted and framed to 43 1/4 x 49 inches. Smoothed folds and creases, evenly toned. A touch of restoration to central horizontal line at left, small stain just below first horizontal fold, a few annotations in pencil, likely updating new ownership status, marginal advertisements for local businesses trimmed away. Good. An exceptionally-rare promotional plat map of Austin, Texas, published by the Bergen, Daniel and Gracy Abstract Title Company. The map shows land ownership in what is now mostly downtown Austin and the surrounding areas, with an inset view of the Austin Dam in the upper left corner, all bisected by the Colorado River (this portion of which is presently known as Lady Bird Lake). The Austin Dam only lasted about another decade, failing in 1900, killing dozens of people in the process, and leaving Austin without power for months. According to the title company's language in the cartouche, this real estate map is the result of sixteen years' work and highlights the "position and advantages of many additions existing and projected near the city, the Dam and Lake, the seat of present activity and the mountain hights [sic] soon to be crowned with residences and hotels for the traveler intent on health or pleasure." A large and attractive display piece of the capital of Texas, showing the ever-increasing population density of the city in the last decade of the 19th century. Exceedingly rare, as are all maps of Austin from the 19th century, with no copies in OCLC, the Library of Congress, or the Texas State Archives.

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        Leaves of Grass. Including Sands at Seventy ... 1st Annex, Good-Bye my Fancy ... 2nd Annex, A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads, and Portrait from Life.


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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Cadogan (1865-1936, King of Great Britain)

      1891 - thanking him for his letter and accepting an invitation to "Calford on Tuesday .with Eddy and it is most kind of you to have asked me .", 2 sides 8vo., Marlborough Barracks headed paper, Dublin, with the crest at the head of the Prince of Wales feathers and X.R.H. (his brother's paper), 23rd October Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, died on 14th January 1892 at Sandringham, from pneumonia.

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        Étude sur les effets, l'élimination, l'accumulation du bromure de potassium avec déductions cliniques au sujet de son emploi dans l'Épilepsie et les Maladies en général

      Lyon, Imprimerie Nouvelle, 1891, in-8, 74 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette thèse sur le bromure de potassium et son emploi dans les maladies nerveuses soutenue par Jean Odin en 1891. Le bromure de potassium, sédatif et anticonvulsivant puissant dont Charles Locock fut le premier à évoquer les effets antispasmodiques en 1857, peut être considéré comme ayant été le premier médicament efficace contre l'épilepsie. A l'époque, il était communément admis que la masturbation était la cause principale de cette maladie. Or, le bromure de potassium permettait de calmer l'excitation sexuelle. Il fut par ailleurs utilisé à cet effet jusqu'en 1912 environ. Odin consacre d'abord la première partie de cette étude à l'historique du brome et de son composé, le bromure de potassium. La seconde partie, quant à elle, traite des propriétés physiologiques de cette substance (élimination, accumulation dans les tissus, intoxication bromique..). Pour finir, une partie clinique permet de constater des résultats apportés par la médication bromurée dans la cure des affections nerveuses, et plus particulièrement de l'épilepsie. Bon exemplaire, légers manques au plat supérieur et aux coiffes. Envoi signé de l'auteur à l'attention du docteur Carrier sur le faux-titre, duquel il fut l'interne. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur la page de titre.

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        Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1891. on the volcanic islands and parts of South America visited during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle'. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt, blind rules to covers. With 2 folding maps, 5 folding plates (1 coloured), and illustrations to text. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership inscription to first blank. Occasional foxing, short closed tear to stub of folding map of South America. An excellent copy. Third edition of the second and third parts of Darwin's geological results of the Beagle voyage. The book was one of three "major geological works resulting from the voyage of the Beagle, and contains detailed geological descriptions of locations visited by Darwin ... it provides valuable insights into one of the most important scientific voyages ever made". The work was first issued as three separate volumes — Coral Reefs (1842), Volcanic Islands (1844), and South America (1846) — but Darwin's intention was always to treat the geology of the Beagle in a single volume. In 1851, the three parts were issued in one volume, made up from unsold sheets and with a new title page. A second edition of Coral reefs, extensively revised and rewritten, was issued in 1874, with the other two parts appearing in a single volume in 1876, called the second edition, though no alterations were made to the text. A third edition of Coral reefs, edited by T. J. Bonney, was issued in 1889, and the third edition of the other two parts in 1891, "a title page edition with some resetting". The binding closely resembles the Murray Darwins, with the same device on the spine.

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        Across East African Glaciers.

      London: George Philip & Son,, 1891. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro. Translated from the German by E. H. S. Calder. Large octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, gilt title and multicolour pictorial block of Kilimanjaro to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green coated endpapers. Mounted chromolithographic frontispiece, 8 mounted photographic plates, 12 photogravure plates from watercolours by E. T. Compton after photographs by the author, 3 folding colour maps, wood-engravings to the text. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, light rubbing to extremities, a few small pale markings to sides, very mild spotting to edges and index leaves, pale browning along edges of photogravure plates, the images never affected, closed tear to final folding map sometime skilfully repaired verso, the image intact. A very good copy with notably bright plates, the mounted photographs entirely unfaded and retaining their rich tonal contrasts. First edition in English of this landmark in mountaineering literature, describing the first ascent of Kilimanjaro, originally published in German the previous year, and "a most handsome volume" (Neate), illustrated with a series of atmospheric mounted photographs and watercolours after photographs; this copy in a variant binding with multicolour blocking to the front board. Meyer had already made two unsuccessful attempts at scaling the mountain when he returned in 1889 with Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, painter Ernst Platz, and a well-organised support team, establishing advance camp at 4300 metres and deciding to go by the south-eastern slope. Setting off on 3 October at 1 am, they took nine hours to reach the Ratzel glacier which had blocked Meyer's progress on the first attempt, and which they now scaled in four gruelling hours to reach the rim of the crater, 150 metres below the summit, but with time and strength running out they returned to advance camp to try again three days later. "This time the route was clearly marked and the previously cut ice steps had held their shape. The rim was reached in six hours, and at exactly 10.30 am on 6 October 1889 they reached the summit at what Meyer called 'Kasier-Wilhelm-Spitze' (now known as Kibo) … With Purtscheller's help, various scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Meyer and Platz then remained for several weeks more in the vicinity of the mountain and examined the relatively unknown north and west sides of the Schira plateau. Meyer returned to Germany to considerable public acclaim … As an authority on East Africa, Meyer through his writings profoundly influenced German attitudes towards its colony and in 1905 he was given charge of the Landeskundlichen Kommission des Reichskolonialamtes" (Howgego).

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        L'odontotechnie. Ou l'art de préserver de guérir de restaurer et de remplacer les dents

      Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Paul Schmit, 1891, in-8, , broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Orné de 166 gravures figurant des dents détériorées, des maladies des maxillaires, ainsi que différents types de pièces dentaires artificielles. Avec un chapitre sur l'orthodontie et un sur l' "odontoclavisme" ; l'auteur désigne ainsi le le fait de serrer la mâchoire de manière inconsciente, souvent à cause de l'excès de travail et, en conséquence, d'empêcher la respiration par la bouche qui, selon une certaine opinion, parait préférable à la respiration par le nez. Souffrant lui-même d'odontoclavisme, il préconise l'emploi d'une coiffe amovible à fond épais, qui se fixe sur une dent, ou bien d'un appareil entier recouvrant les dents de la mâchoire inférieure, empêchant ainsi de fermer complètement la bouche. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique Paris. Seconde couverture et dos factices.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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