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        The Bosporus

      London, 1891. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving with dots of red and yellow. Image measures 38 7/8" x 25 5/8", with a tab at lower left measuring 6.5" x 7". Beautifully detailed chart of the Bosphorus from the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. Shows depths, navigational notes, the location of buoys, and some inland routes and towns. Soundings in fathoms, relief in hachures, and hand colored red and yellow paint indicates lighthouses. Map insets include the Beikos, Umur and Buyukdere Bays and the Golden Horn and three topographical cross section views show "clearing marks". A tab at lower left extends the coastline southwest of Istanbul. Based on French Naval sources from 1854 with English additions by Captain W.J.L. Wharton. Published under the Superintendence of Rear Admiral G.H. Richards and distributed by chart seller J.D. Potter. Some chipping along edges, crease to top and bottom.

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        Rankley Grange

      London: E & H Bennett, 1891 35 parts a issued, Nos 1 & 2 were togeather as one, with coloured covers, the remainder were all in B&W, each part has about 15 - 20 pages, some have a little fading to cover margins. A wonderful uncorrupted set, rarely found in such original and unspoilt condition. An abridged and revised edition of Miranda, or, The heiress of the Grange, with new illustrations. (World Cat shows only 1 copy held in UK). Rare and very desirable! Rymer, James Malcolm [pseuds. M. J. Errym, Malcolm J. Merry], novelist and journal editor, who was one of the most prolific writers of popular fiction in mid-nineteenth-century Britain, although he never published under his own name, choosing instead to employ a number of pseudonyms, the most common of which were M. J. Errym and Malcolm J. Merry, but which also included Marianne Blimber, Nelson Percival, J. D. Conroy, Septimus R. Urban, Bertha Thorne Bishop, and Captain Merry USN. See ODNB.

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        Grover Cleveland SIGNED 1891 ALS Vanderbilt Association

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Autograph Letter Signed by President Grover Cleveland. Letter is dated October 18th, 1891. Cleveland is thanking the Vanderbilt Benevolent Association for a gift, received October 3rd for the birth of his daughter, Ruth, an event which caused a national sensation. On 'Big Madison Avenue' stock. Writing on both sides, with signature of Grover Cleveland on the back side. Letter measures about 4-1/4 x 7 inches. Some toning and rubbing. Fold at middle of letter with 1/4 inch tear along that fold. Very Good. Published by N/A

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        The Works of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell. (Annals of The Artists of Spain - Cloister Life of Charles V - Miscellaneous Essays)

      London: John C. Nimmo 1891 - 6 volumes, square octavo, 9-1/4" x 7", illustrated, title-page printed in red and black. Bound in 1/2 straight grained red morocco, top edges gilt, others uncut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Crime; or, the New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who have outraged the Laws of Great Britain. with. Engravings. by "Phiz" [Hablot K. Browne].

      London: T. Miles & Co 1891 - Two volumes, 8vo. Engraved title and 51 plates, with the booklabel of Ernest Shackleton to paste downs, later owner’s bookplate also, two small bits of sellotape to paste down in volume II with signs of its removal at the back. Original gilt titled red cloth, light rubbing to extremities, a few marks otherwise a very good set.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London: Ward Lock, 1891. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, re-bound in full purple morocco with gilt decorated spine, g.t., uncut. London: Ward Lock, (1891). First Edition. Fine. Portion of the original gray boards with 10 gilt butterfly designs by Charles Ricketts is bound in. Ricketts also designed the title page. First published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in July 1890, this first edition in book form contains six new chapters, many alterations and much additional material. It is inscribed by Wilde on the verso of the title page to Malcolm Brown. Mason, 328.

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      Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler & Co., 1891.. [8],ii,154,[6]pp. Red and blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Morocco bookplate on front pastedown, Wheeler price and date stamps on free endsheet, cloth lightly rubbed and slightly handsoiled, with a few of small spots and minor bubbles, but an unusually nice copy. Half morocco slipcase and folding chemise. First edition. Kipling had not granted permission for book publication of these letters first published in the PIONEER and PIONEER MAIL, and he consequently insisted on the suppression of this edition and its London counterpart. The edition consisted of one thousand copies, and a significant portion of that edition was destroyed. RICHARDS A61. STEWART 95. LIVINGSTON 74.

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        Life's Handicap; Being Stories of Mine Own People.

      Macmillan, London 1891 - 352pp., 55pp. ads. Thick 8vo, artfully bound in dark olive green morocco; gilt-lettered spine with raised bands & floral devices stamped in gilt and red on covers and spine; original wrappers bound-in at rear. Inner dentelles, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Macmillan and Co., 1891. First edition. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      (SEVRES PORCELAIN). Garnier, Edouard. THE SOFT PORCELAIN OF SEVRES. WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY EDOUARD GARNIER. ROYAL FOLIO, TEN PARTS, FIVE PLATES IN EACH, FIFTY IN ALL, REPRESENTING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATER-COLOUR SUBJECTS AFTER THE ORIGINALS - 1891 EDITION LIMITED TO 283 COPIES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. First American Edition 1/283 Deluxe. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Decorative Arts Monograph. Very Good -. 32pp + np (8pp), ten printed paper portfolios each containing five 8 1/2 x 11 3/4" individual heavy card sheets printed recto only by chromolithography, 250 color illustrations. With an index. This is the 1891 deluxe first American edition of Edouard Garnier's important illustrated survey of the soft porcelain of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Limited to two hundred and eighty-three numbered copies, this lavish publication consists of two descriptive text booklets accompanied by ten paper portfolios printed by letterpress each housing five beautiful loose chromolithographic plates - most including stunning gold metallic inks to reproduce the use of gilt in the original ceramic works. These reproduce a total of two hundred and fifty watercolour renderings of significant examples of the mark, including numerous pieces from collections belonging to European royalty and nobility. This example contains all fifty plates along with their individual caption sheets and the publisher's hand-numbered limitation sheet (#5/283). The plates and captions show tiny discreet ink numbers at their corners that in no way detract from the images themselves. Fourteen plates exhibit some insignificant to mild foxing to the versos, however due to the thickness of the paper stock on which they have been printed, only three show a minute trace of spotting on the recto. Several of the paper portfolios have very minor wear, age-patination and soiling; with three bearing some brief ink annotations. All in all this is a bright, most handsome, fully-collated copy of this exceedingly uncommon and lovely reference. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 021477&

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        Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories

      London: James Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. 1891, 1891. First Edition. Small 8vo.Publisher's paper covered boards scuffed and worn to extremities, some chipping to edges. Wear, small loss and cracking to spine panel. Some light soiling. Worming to upper right hand corner of 3 leaves of prelims. Perhaps doesn't sound like the prettiest copy, but this is a notoriously fragile book, very scarce in nice condition, shows surprisingly well. Includes The Canterville Ghost. 2000 copies of this edition were printed, of which only 1500 were published in the UK. Mason [345]. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV (p1608). Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.

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        Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman

      Osgood, McIlvaine, London, 1891., 1891. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUES (many sets are mixed issue). 3 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in half navy blue morocco, gilt, with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g. Spines a touch darkened, joints rubbed; very good. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy's twelfth published novel, was begun in 1889, eventually serialized in the Graphic (after being rejected by several periodicals) from 4 July to 26 December 1891 and in order to get past magazine censorship, Hardy was forced to cut some of the more sexually explicit passages. When Osgood, McIlvaine published the complete text of Tess in book form (December 1891), critics were both impressed at its brilliance and horrified at its unconventional moral stance. How could a murderess ever be a pure woman, many asked? The novel, which was surprisingly successful, went through a number of editions in the first few years and assured Hardy's financial future. After the notoriety of Tess, and his final novel Jude The Obscure (1895), Hardy gave up trying to write novels to please a mass audience and returned to poetry, his first love. Purdy p67-78. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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        Oracles of Nostradamus

      London: The Leadenhall Press, 1891. 1891. VERY GOOD. A clean, complete copy bound in black cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine and front cover. Printing unstated, but early - possibly a First. Title page names The Leadenhall Press in London as well as Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., and Scribner & Welford in New York. Preface by E. Walthamstow is dated 1891. Scribner and Welford ceased to exist in 1891 (to become Charles Scribner's Sons). At rear of book, a 14-page catalog "Extracts from The Leadenhall Press Book List" includes a listing for a 1901 title, "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century." However, this ad may be "predictive" as there is an ad for the same title in the 1890/91 edition of "A Handbook of London Bankers" also published by Leadenhall. The final page has an amusing full-page ad for "The Author's Hairless Paper Pad": identically designed ads for the pad appear at least as early as 1890. Early copies of this book are extremely scarce. This is a clean copy in a lightly worn cover. The only marking to the book is a "17D" penned to front free endpaper. Light toning to page edges, top edge dust stained, bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. There are a few small corner creases and short edge tears to a couple of leaves: text pages otherwise crisp and fine. The catalog is printed on different paper than the text; it has toned a bit more and there are a few small edge chips. Bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. Cover is black silk cloth is clean, moderately rubbed along edges and hinges. Corners lightly bumped and there is a bit of board showing at bottom corner tips. Spine gilt is faded and difficult to read. Hinges are tender and a bit loose but remain intact. Book block is solid, no splits or cracks. 5 x 7-3/4"; xxix + 3 pages (quotes and 1-page contents) + 375 text pages, plus 14 ad pages. Photos available on request.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Works Of Bret Harte

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1891. Half calf and marbled boards. Fine condition.. The Tauchnitz Edition published in 27 volumes over a six year period between the years 1885 -1891. This set is beautifully bound in the publisher's uncommon half tan calf with marbled boards and end papers. Condition is excellent. Occupies 21 inches (53 cm) on the shelf. Height of each volume is 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm). Picture available on request.

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      Paris: Calman Levy, 1891 - 1892. Hardcover. Good +. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Dark blue half morocco, with marbled paper boards. Bound by Brentano's, Paris. 5 raised bands. Stamped gilt lettering on spines. Marbled endpapers. Gilt upper text block. Tissue-protected frontis. Large David B. Ogden bookplate on front paste down. Condition of the books is GOOD+ : wear and chipping to spine, corners and edges, foxing to side and bottom of text block, marbled boards worn. Some foxing to text. Otherwise very tight copies. & Vol I : xxxii, 457 pgs. 1891. Condition: as noted above.& Vol II : 567 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted.& Vol III : 469 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted.& Vol IV : 499 pgs. 1891. Condition : as noted, with slightly more wear to covers, some spotting.& Vol V : xvii, 650 pgs. 1892. Condition ; as noted, with spots on leather of cover.

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        History of the County of Longford, Illustrated

      Dollard, Dublin 1891 - Pp. 361. Repair to tear on last page. Covers faded and extremities lightly bumped and rubbed. Centre edges of front ande rear cvrs a little dinged. Else v.g. Scarce First Edition 1891. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism. Intended as a Sequel to Professor Clerk-Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893. First edition.

      A fine copy of Thomson's work, which is often referred to as the 'third volume of Maxwell's Treatise'. Thomson's work was inspired by that of Maxwell, although the two never met. As the sub-title of the work makes clear, Thomson intended that book as a supplement to Maxwell's earlier work on the subject, the third edition of which had been edited by Thomson in 1891. But it was Thomson's publication that came to be regarded as a "comprehensive account, the first in the English language, of the discharge of electricity through gases" (DNB). "It was this phenomenon that led Thomson to the discovery of the electron (announced in his <I>Discharge of electricity through gases</i>, 1898)"-for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 (Norman). While heading the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, Thomson taught seven future Nobel Prize winners, and his own researches "opened up new fields of investigation in almost every branch of physics and initiated such departments as thermionics and photo-electricity" (PMM 386).. 8vo (220 x 143 mm), original publisher's olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pp. xvi [1] 2-578 [2], [1] 2-8. Small piece of upper right corner torn from front free end paper, a fine and clean and tight copy

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      Grimsby, England: Robinson, Ernest A., 1891. 38pp. Decorated with eight illustrations, seven of which are full-page. Published as &#147;a curiosity,&#148; this book was the smallest in the world to be printed from movable type until Galileo from the Bros. Salmin in Padua. At the time of publication of Bondy&#146;s Miniature Books, it was still considered to be the smallest English book thus printed. The text contains articles on various curiosities and trivial facts. This copy bears a printed presentation leaf to John Stirling, who served as Chief Constable for Grimsby. The apparent occasion was the opening of the Queen Mary Hostel in 1925. A very fine copy in a variant deluxe binding of full red leather, ornately titled in gilt. All edges red. Housed in the original miniature envelope with Robinson&#146;s printed return address in the upper left corner, and with John Stirling&#146;s name in holograph. (13/16 by 11/16; 21x18mm).

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

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

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        The True Sabbath: Rationally, Historically, and Biblically Considered

      Cranston & Stowe. Hardcover. (Rare! Hardcover - 1891 1st Edition) 180 Pages, Acceptable Condition. binding cracked at page 96, no dust jacket, edge/cover wear, corners bumped, cover ink spots, cover rubbing. Same Or Next Day Shipping! "The True Sabbath: Rationally, Historically, and Biblically Considered" Biblio . Fair. 1891.

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        Leçons cliniques sur l'Hystérie et l'Hypnotisme faites à l'Hopital Saint-André de Bordeaux. Lettre- préface de M. Le professeur Charlot. Tome I : avec 75 figures in-texte et 6 planches hors-texte & Tome II : avec 58 figures dans le texte et 10 planches hors texte.

      Paris, Octave Doin 1891 - Deux grands in-8° reliés pleine toile beige moderne, pièce de titre de chagrin marron foncées, gravées, plats de couverture conservés. Tome I : 531 pp. et Tome II : 551 pp. les plats ont été restaurés par un professionnel et remontés sur ingres (cf. scan) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SOUVENIR EDITION Of The MEMPHIS EVENING SCIMITAR. October 1891. Pamphlet 6276

      Chicago:: A. Leese & Co. Engravers and Printers,. 1891.. 19" x 15". 1st printing thus. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. 56 pp.. Color illustrated printed paper wrappers.. Mild wear to edges and wrappers, chipping to spine. Light soiling to. wrappers, previous owner&#39;s signature "Doctor Wahl" and date (17 of. November, 1891) to front wrapper. A VG copy of this rare publication.. A locally published work giving the history of Memphis, as well as local luminaries. . Many intratextual illustrations and photographic images.

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        The Labrador Coast. A Journal of Two Summer Cruises to That Region with Notes on Its Early Discovery, on the Eskimo, on Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History

      New York: N. D. C. Hodges, Publisher 1891, 1st Edition. () [8],513pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos by Wm. Bradford, illustrations, and maps ( one folding). Original gilt lettered navy blue cloth. Laid in, a publishers prospectus with review&#39;s of the book. A very nice clean copy of the book. Not in A.B.; O&#39;Dea 1057. Includes a bibliography and the results of expeditions to Hudson&#39;s Bay by Lieut. A. R. Gordon, and the journeys of Dr. K. R. Koch, and Mr. Randle F. Holme. Presentation copy to the" Rev. Thos. J Packarh with affectionate regards of the author". Very scarce more so inscribed to a family member. Author&#39;s Presentation Copy.

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        Bilder aus dem Harz (Titel auf dem Einband)

      Berlin, 1891 -1894. 34 cm. 17 Original-Fotografien (21 x 27 cm im Quer- und Hochformat). Eingelegt in Festeinband, Halbleineneinband-Album der Zeit mit goldgepr. Umschlagtitel - Heidtmann, Bibl. 15671 (vgl.) - Bei der hier vorliegenden privaten Zusammenstellung handelt es sich nicht um drucktechnische Reproduktionen, sondern um fotografische Vervielfältigungen von Aufnahmen des Fotoateliers E. Mertens & Co. Berlin. Die Abbildungen sind unten am Bildrand numeriert und bezeichnet: 1. Wernigerode; 5. Steinerne Renne; 8. Ilsenstein; 14. Wernigerode, Schloß; 40. Kyffhäuser; 51. Nordhausen, Rathaus; 52. Nordhausen, Gehege; 100. Bad Harzburg; 129. Braunlage, Hotel Waldmühle; 144. Brocken; 146. Rabenklippen; 183. Blankenburg; 174. Ilfeld, Talpartie; 185. Schierke; 258. Schnarcherklippe; 322. Ilsenburg, Panorama; 325. Ilsenburg, Hotel zu den roten Forellen. Rückseitig Stempel: "Photographische Aufnahme und Ausführung Dr. E. Mertens & Cie. Berlin W. 62. Gesetzlich geschützt 1895" -

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        Poems (Second Series.)

      Boston: Roberts Brothers,, 1891. Edited by two of her friends: T. W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd. Small octavo. Publisher&#39;s deluxe binding, green cloth backed, white cloth sides, covers decorated with gilt titles, double rule and floral design, all edges gilt. 4 page of facsimile manuscript as frontispiece. Ends and corners slightly rubbed, spine a little dulled, white cloth sides faintly spotted, endpapers toned but otherwise internally fresh; very good condition. First edition, deluxe issue, of Dickinson&#39;s second book, published in the year immediately after the first collection.

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        A Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy

      Glastonbury, UK 1891 - 1st Edition 1891. A limited edition of 400 copies. A Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy: To Which Is Appended the Ancient Metrical Romance of Ywaine and Gawin. Very un-common. The softcover book is near very good and quite bright. Soiling to covers and spine. Loss to spine tips. Edges rubbed. Contents very good. Part of a large collection from the library of an Arthurian scholar of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. These books will be listed on ABE in the coming months. They include some very rare and un-common titles. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6495 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memoires de General Bon de Marbot [complete set ]

      Librairie Plon, Paris, 1891. 3 vols., 8vo., with 3 fine frontispieces in photogravure (original tissue guards present) and a folding facsimile, some very light foxing (mainly marginal); handsomely bound in red cloth boards, early twentieth century red morocco backs with five raised bands and two compartments lettered in gilt, gilt tops, marbled endpapers, uncut, ALL ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS PRESERVED, some very light age-wear to extremities else a bright and most attractive set. The set comprises: I: Genes-Austerlitz-Eylau; II: Madrid-Essling-Torres-Vedras; III: Polotsk-La Beresina-Leipzig-Waterloo. Bound as a gifted presentation set for the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Tunbridge Wells, with the donor&#39;s neat inscription on front free endpapers. . Catalogs: military: napoleonic wars.

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        Memoires Du General Bon De Marbot - [Complete in 3 Volumes0

      Paris : Plon-Nourrit, 1891. 3rd Edition. Physical desc. : 3 v. : ill. , ports. , facsim. (fold. ) ; 2 cm. Subject: France & Europe - History - 1789-1815. Napoleonic wars. Language: French. Troisieme edition. Half-title: Me´moires du Ge´ne´ral Baron de Marbot. Contents: v. 1. Ge^nes. Austerlitz. Eylau -- v. 2. Madrid. Essling. Torre`s-Ve´dras -- v. 3. Polotsk. La Be´re´sina. Leipzig. Waterloo. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        A Dictionary of Law Containing, 1st ed, 1891, Black&#39;s Law Dictionary

      1891. Black, Henry Campbell [1860-1927]. A Dictionary of Law Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, and Commercial Law; With a Collection of Legal Maxims and Numerous Select Titles from The Civil Law and Other Foreign Systems. St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1891. x, 1253 pp. Alphabetic thumb-tabs to fore edge black. Large octavo (10" x 7"). Original law calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing with wear to spine ends and corners, front joint starting at foot, hinges cracked, offsetting to margins of endleaves, minor edgewear to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. A solid copy, uncommon in a law-calf binding. * First edition of the standard American law dictionary, which is now in its ninth edition. It contains definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern (including the principal terms of international, constitutional, and commercial law), a collection of legal maxims and a bibliography of the principal law dictionaries in English and other languages to 1891. Besides its status as a landmark in American legal publishing, the first edition of Black&#39;s dictionary is valuable because it offers important insights into the rapid development of American law at the turn of the century. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:182.

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      1891. Translated from the French by A. Estoclet. Illustrated by L. Benett. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, n.d. [1891]. Original mint green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in English) of this tale involving shipwreck off the coast of Aboriginal Australia.~After her husband John has gone to sea and she loses her only child, San Diego resident Dolly Branican goes mad. When she recovers four years later, she discovers that her husband&#39;s ship was lost at sea. As heir to a substantial fortune during her madness, Dolly uses these resources to finance the discovery of the whereabouts of her husband&#39;s ship the Franklin, because she doesn&#39;t believe he is dead. Years later a clue to the fate of the Franklin is discovered in Australia; Dolly quickly goes there to discover that her husband may still be alive in a remote part of northwestern Australia. [Kytasaari] ~This undated Cassell edition was published in November 1891 -- the first Verne book to be published in America after the July 1, 1891 effective date of the International Copyright Act; Sampson Low&#39;s London edition was published a year later, in November 1892. ~This copy is in mint green cloth; we have also had ochre and aqua cloth (no priority). This is a remarkably clean copy, in near-fine condition (one corner bumped, a short nick in the spine head); the front endpaper bears a 1932 signature, and the rear endpaper bears numerous penciled notes dated 1960. Taves & Michaluk V038; Myers 41.

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        Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune-Telling. Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and Tales. EDITION LIMITED TO 150 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES

      T Fisher Unwin, 1891. Folio, First Edition thus, on laid paper, with an engraved frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and very numerous illustrations in the text, free endpapers moderately browned; original ivory boards, boards elaborately patterned to a Celtic design in black enclosing title and author lettered in red, backstrip blocked and lettered in red and black, gilt top, uncut, joints moderately rubbed, corners lightly bruised and frayed else a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 150 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (THIS COPY NO. 111). Very scarce . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        Twenty-Five Years of Brewing, with an Illustrated History of American Beer

      [New York, The Gast Lithograph & Engraving Company], 1891. 1st Edition. Description: 120 p. Incl. Front. (port. ) illus. 4 tab. 23 cm. Subjects: Brewing industries--United States. Beer. Very good copy in the original title-blocked, decorated cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Some Mistakes of Moses

      Progressive Publishing Company. Hardcover. 1891. Progressive Publishing Company, London., 192 pages. 10 oz. (Rust Colored Hardcover with blank lettering and design-no dust jacket) Good+ Condition. light edge-wear, light soil spots back cover, inside Text is Clean and Unmarked! Hinges are good. Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! Some Mistakes of Moses by Robert G. Ingersoll, The Most Famous Agnostic of His Time! , Religion, Biblio . Good. 1891. 1891 Progressive Publishers Printing Edition.

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        A Study in Scarlet [A Sherlock Holmes Novel] With forty illustrations by Geo. Hutchinson

      London, Ward, Lock, Bowden, & Co., 1891, 1891. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, being the first fully illustrated edition. 8vo., pp. 224 + (24) catalogue. Printed on high quality paper. Bound in publisher&#39;s quarter scarlet cloth, gilt titles to spine, beige buckram boards titled in red, patterned end-papers. With several black and white in-text and full page illustrations. Moderate wear, sunned to backstrip with some fraying at ends, boards are quite bright, some aspine lean, owner name to pastedown, text block a little shaken in the case, otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. The publication of &#39;A Study In Scarlet&#39; is as follows; The first appearance was in Beeton&#39;s Christmas Annual, [November 1897] FIRST EDITION (in book form, with six line drawings) published July 1888 (reprinted March 1889). SECOND EDITION (with 40 illustrations) published December 1891. NB; Confusingly, the second edition has a printed leaf noting the edition as the &#39;Third Edition, Illustrated&#39;. This is because the Beeton&#39;s Annual is listed as the first edition, thus the &#39;first&#39; edition of 1888 becomes their &#39;Second edition&#39; and the second becomes the &#39;third&#39;. The bibliography as set out above is correct; the Beeton &#39;edition&#39; being an appearance, and not the first edition in book form. The same rule applies to other Sherlockian titles such as &#39;The Sign of Four&#39;, (which first appeared in Lippincott&#39;s Monthly) and &#39;The Hound of the Baskervilles&#39; (first appearing in the Strand Magazine). De Waal. Green & Gibson [A1c]. Listed in &#39;100 Books That Shaped World History&#39; [Raftery, 2002].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Uranornis rubra [Red Bird of Paradise]

      London: Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co., 1891-98. Hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart after John Gould, printed by Mintern Brothers. Very good condition. 22 5/16 x 15 3/16 inches. A beautiful print from Sharpe&#39;s &#39;Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds&#39;. Sharpe&#39;s work on the most spectacular of all bird families depicts the birds of paradise in all their glowing splendor, whilst the bower birds are pictured with their elaborately constructed "bowers", surrounded by the shells, bones and other small found objects with which they decorate the bower thresholds in an instinctive attempt to provide the finest backdrop to their highly elaborate courtship displays. R. Bowdler Sharpe was John Gould&#39;s assistant for many years and was the only man knowledgeable enough and sufficiently attuned to the famous ornithologist&#39;s vision to complete several of his works. Sharpe&#39;s comments in his monograph strike a chord with contemporary feelings on the preservation of endangered species. Writing of the then current fashion for decorating women&#39;s hats with the feathers of rare Birds of Paradise, he concludes &#39;What will be said in the future by the civilized world and its scientific investigators when they find that we had the chance of learning the habits of these extraordinary birds, and allowed them to pass out of existence for the adornment of our women-folk, with scarcely a word of protest&#39;. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.142; Nissen IVB 865; Whittel p.663; Wood p.565; Zimmer p.581.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA AND THE RETURN WITH EMIN PASHA. Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay Assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1891. 2 volumes. Scarce first edition. With roughly 150 illustrations, color plates, and 4 folding maps in pocket at rear of Volume I. 8vo, original patterned brick-red cloth, adorned with lettering in gilt and black on the spines and upper covers, elaborately decorated with all-over pictorial designs stamped in gilt, black and silver on the upper covers. xxi, 376; xv, 347 pp. An uncommonly nice and well preserved set, the attractive decorated cloth bright and unfaded with only very minor shelf rubbing or light edge wear, very small split to cloth at the upper shoulder of Volume I, internally quite near fine, the occasional toning or spotting much less than is typical. SCARCE FIRST EDITION WELL PRESERVED IN ORIGINAL DECORATED CLOTH. &#147;Send me a young man, preferably an officer in the army, well acquainted with the art of drawing maps&#148;, with this letter from Gessi Pasha began Captain Casati&#146;s ten year adventure in Africa. During his years there he experienced imprisonment, a sentence to death and daring escape. He also was well known among such African luminaries of the day as Emin Pasha and Henry Stanley. This account, taken from his manuscripts and letters, was somewhat late in publication because his early paper had been stolen by King Chua and had to be rewritten from memory and because Casati remained in Africa for some time to nurse the ailing Pasha. A memorable and historically valuable addition to the African genre.

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        OVER THE SEA Stories Of Two Worlds

      Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1891.. 1st edition. 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial upper board (some light marks to lower board; corners lightly scuffed - otherwise bright VG). Pp. 48, illus with coloured plates and b&w illus in text by H. J. Johnstone, T. J. Hughes, R. Carrick, Emily J. Harding, Marcella Walker and A.W. Hall (some light spotting to pages - plates bright and unmarked; previous owner&#39;s inscription in contemporary hand on half title). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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