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        Improvements in Wind Engines. [British Patent] Number: 19,401. A.D. [Date of Application, 10th Nov., 1891 - Accepted, 12th Dec., 1891].

      London, Darling & Son, 1891. 8vo. Disbound. Stamp to p. 1. 1 p + 1 plate.. Scarce original printed patent for the world's first energy-generating wind-mill, the "Blyth Turbine", being the first wind turbine used to convert wind energy into power.Blyth's seminal invention marked the dawn of wind turbine development. Although previously credited with being the first to use a wind powered machine to generate electricity, it is now an accepted fact that the American inventor Charles Brush came second to Blyth and his wind mill. There were, of course wind mills before the time of Blyth, but these were used to pump water or grind grain, and Blyth's groundbreaking invention, described and patent for the first time here, is the first used to convert wind energy into power. Blyth experimentend, prompted by his friend Lord Kelvin, with three different turbine designs, which ultimately resulted in a 10-meter-high, cloth-sailed wind turbine, which was installed in the garden of his holiday cottage at Marykirk in Kincardineshire. He used the electricity it produced to charge accumulators, and the stored electricity was used to power the lights in his cottage, which thus became the first house in the world to be powered by wind-generated electricity. The wind turbine in Blyth's garden is said to have operated for 25 years."The first person to harness the wind to produce electricity was a Scotsman, James Blyth ('America reaps the wind harvest', 21 August). He first consulted his colleague, Lord Kelvin, about the possibility of using a windmill for the purpose. Kelvin thought it would be possible and urged Blyth to set up a large horizontal windmill at his holiday home in Marykirk near Montrose in 1888. Blyth lit his own house and offered to light the streets of Marykirk, but his offer was not accepted because the villagers thought electricity was the work of the devil. He did, however, provide emergency power for the local asylum." (Price, Trevor J.: James Blyth - Britain's first modern wind power pioneer, Wind Engineering, Volume 29, Number 3, May 2005 , pp. 191-200(10))

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Neubearbeitete Auflage von Eduard Pechuel-Loesche, Eduard

      Lpz./Wien, Bibliographisches Institut 1891-1893.. 3., gänzlich neubearb. Aufl. 10 Bde. (Komplett!) gr.-8°. insg. ca. 7000 S. Mit 1800 Abb. im Text, 9 Karten u. 180 Taf. (davon 99 Taf in Chromolithogr.) OHLdr. je Bd. m. 2 goldgepr. Rückensch., Tit. v. Bd. 1 m. 1 Fleck. Vorderdeckel v. Bd. 8 etw, berieb. u. 1 Taf. lose. Sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Nissen IVB 138 - 1. Bd.: Säugetiere I. 2. Bd.: Säugetiere II. 3. Bd.: Säugetiere III. 4. Bd. Vögel: Baumvögel. 5. Bd.: Vögel: Baumvögel, Papageien etc. 6. Bd.: Vögel: Suchvögel etc. 7. B d.: Kriechtiere und Lurche. 8. Bd.: Fische. 9. Bd.: Insekten. 10. Bd.: Niedere Tiere. - Jeder Bd. enthält ein Autoren- u. Sachregister

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        Patience Holt

      London: Richard Bentley, 1891 - First Edition. 3 vols., 8vo. . Publisher's smooth dark blue cloth, covers elaborately stamped in orange and green in peacock feather design, monogram armorial endpapers, gilt spines. Minor foxing, almost fine. Wolff 1535 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The New Rector

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1891. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition. Hard Cover. Inscribed By Author. 32mo. SCARCE TITLE. TWO DECKER. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "Lorrie Weyman from her affectionate brother Stanley Nov. 12, 1891." Weyman was a very popular author in his day, admired by writers like Stevenson and Wilde. He was best known for his historical novels of the "swashbuckling" sort. The New Rector was his first attempt to write a novel in the tradition of Trollope, whom he much admired. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering to spines and black lettering on front boards. Some wrinkling and bumping to cloth covers. Tight bindings. Foxing to top edges and fore-edges. Interior is clean and bright.. A very nice copy of this uncommon title. Vol. 1 293pp, vol. 2 279pp. LIT/021706.

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Jenseits von Gut & Boese / Zur Genealogie Moral

      C. G. Naumann. Two scarce second edition Nietzsche titles bound in one. Jenseits von Gut & Boese ~ Edition: Second, Zweite Auflage. ~ Leipzig ~ Druck und Verlag von C. G. Naumann. ~ 1891. ~AND~ Zur Genealogie der Moral ~ Edition: Second, Zweite Auflage ~ Leipzig C. G. Naumann. ~ 1892.. Historical: Nietzsche's two main works probing the depths of ""good"" and ""evil"", moral relativism and investigating the history of morality. Their English titles are ""Beyond Good and Evil"" and ""Genealogy of Morals"" and, as Nietzsche notes on the verso of the title leaf, ""Dem letztveroeffentlichten 'Jenseits von Gut und Boese zur Ergaenzung und Verdeutlichung beigegeban."" Nietzsche here is essentially saying that the ""Genealogy"" is intended to be an elaboration of the ideas in ""Beyond Good & Evil"". Thus, it was very appropriate to bind these two texts together.. SCARCE: Publication of these early editions was privately paid for by Nietzsche and published in his lifetime. Less than 1, 000 copies of each were printed.. Condition: GOOD+. Rebound by an unknown source--but probably contemporary 1890s--in half-calf leather with marbled boards. Gilt rule outlines leather; gilt to one title ""Jenseits von Gut und Boese"" on spine; decorative light green endpapers that are slightly tanned in places and chipped in others (not original end papers); tanning to original pre-title papers; boards chipped and worn at edges; speckled treatment of page ends; title page of ""Jenseits"" tanned and chipped at edges; title page of ""Genealogie"" near perfect with just one smudge; little to no foxing; leather corners and edges of cover beautiful; ""Jenseits"": 269 pps.; ""Genealogie"": 182 pps. + 'Inhalt'.

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        The Works Of Bret Harte

      Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1891 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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      Roberts brothers, 1891-01-01. Third Edition. Unknown Binding. Good. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891: Quarter white cloth with gray cloth over boards and silver stamping. Third Edition, as stated on the copyright page. In Good condition. Contents are clean, with light sporadic signs of age. A few hinges are lightly exposed. Cloth shows rubbing and soiling, light stain to white cloth over spine. Small tide mark to bottom edge of page block, that slightly affects the pages themselves. An early printing of this important volume.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        St. KATHERINE'S BY THE TOWER. A Novel. In Three Volumes with Twelve Illustrations by Charles Green

      Chatto & Windus. London. 1891. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). Inscribed by the author on the half-title of volume I, "A. P. Watt with the Author's kindest wishes. 6th June 1891". 12 mono full page plates by Green, each with a tissue guard. Original dark green cloth blocked with elaborate blind decoration, spines lettered in gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Cloth very slightly rubbed at extremities and a few thin white streaks to the front board of volume one and some light foxing to the decorative endpapers, otherwise clean, tight and bright throughout. Overall a better than very good set. Alexander Pollock Watt (1838?1914) was the first successful British literary agent. His agency, started in 1875, is still active today and is, in fact, the longest-established literary agency in the world. He acted as Besant's agent, and also his literary executor.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Damaris: A Play in Four Acts [Original Typed Script}

      [Sherborne, England], 1891. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback. Original typed manuscript of an unpublished play by Louis Napoleon Parker. Parker (1852-1944) was an important British dramatist and composer who was also well-known as a producer of civic and patriotic pageants. He was born in France and lived throughout Europe until, at age seventeen, he was sent to London';s Royal Academy of Music and stayed on. During his long career he was known for his successful adaptations of French and foreign plays, and is particularly remembered for his dramatization of W. W. Jacob';s story, "The Monkey';s Paw." He also was commissioned to write a play about Disraeli specifically for the actor George Arliss. Arliss toured in its production for several years and later starred in a film version. There is no record of this play, Damaris, ever having been published or produced. This copy was typewritten at "Miss Dicken';s Type Writing Office," with a few mss emendations. It was printed in four parts, each bound in its original brown wrappers with typed labels on the front covers. The cover of each part has the ownership inscription of the actress Alma Murray. Murray (1854-1945) was a successful and highly regarded English actress. This copy was undoubtedly given to her for her consideration. Some chipping and curling to wrapper covers, but in very good condition. Act I: 17 pages; Act II: 21 pages; Act III: 18 pages; Act IV: 17 pages. DRA/011312.

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        Mes hopitaux

      Léon Vannier libraire éditeur 1891 - Bel reliure bradel moderne, plats conservés, 76p. Edition originale.

      [Bookseller: tant qu'il y aura des livres]
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        A History of British Birds

      London: John C Nimmo, 1891. 3rd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Complete in 6 Volumes. London, John Nimmo, 1891. 3rd Edition. Quarto. Green cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front board, blind decoration to back board. 394 hand-coloured plates. Recent bookplates. Corners and spine ends with light wear . Contents clean, unmarked and without foxing other than a few spots on the first few pages of Vols 1,4,5. Each volume bears the name "M E Warren-Roberts" on the pre-title page. Covers bright. A very good set

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      Cambridge: Macmillan & Bowes, 1891. Full Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Fourth printing, third thousand. Book is in Fine- condition, only flaws are a bumped corner (back top) and two bookplates, one for Daniel Henry Holmes and one for George Wesley Warrington. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Holmes was a well-known merchant from New Orleans, Warrington a prominent lawyer from Cincinnati. A beautifully tooled Otto Zahn binding done at the legendary Toof printers. This is poetry parodying great writers of the time, including Kipling. James died tragically young the year after this book was published.

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        J.S. Fry & Sons Sunny Hours Nursery Rhymes Book

      London, printed in Holland: Dean & Son, 1891. First Edition Presumed. Decorative. Very Good. What is a chocolate bar doing amidst antiquarian books? This is a chocolate bar that shouldn't melt. It is also one of the few books for which "scrumptious" might come to mind as a description. The illusion is convincing with this most edible-looking piece of faux candy! A binding that looks just like a chocolate bar divided into five pieces or smaller bars, each impressed with the Fry name. Fry is a company that traces its roots to 1761 and beloved especially for its Fry's Chocolate Creams. The company merged with Cadbury's in 1919, but the Fry brand name is still used for the Chocolate Creams and a few other products. Uncommon book, with only three copies located on OCLC (Princeton -- Cotsen Collection, Cambridge and Oxford). Title page, followed by 13 leaves, printing on rectos only, with nursery rhyme and charming chromolithographic illustrations on each of these pages. The nursery rhymes were probably original to this book -- they are not Mother Goose or other well-known nursery rhymes. Rear endpaper with ad for Fry's pure concentrated cocoa. Completing the binding's illusion of being a chocolate bar is that the edges of the leaves are painted a matching chocolate brown. Dimensions are 16 by 10 cm, 6.5 by 4 inches. A few small spots of rubbing, or surface abrasion, on the chocolate, not undermining the illusion. The leaves, bound with thread, have some looseness in the lower portion.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia

      Paris: Ém. Paul, L. Huard, & Guillemin, 1891–1894. 8vo (27 cm, 10.6"). 4 vols. I: xxiii, [1], 332 pp.; illus. II: xi, [1], 482, [2] pp.; illus. III: viii, 340 pp.; illus. IV: viii, 524 pp. First edition: Auction catalogue of the extensive, impressive library of bibliophile Ricardo Heredia y Livermore, Conde de Benahavís (1831–96). Heredia built "perhaps the greatest collection of Spanish books ever formed" (as noted by an old cataloguing slip laid into this set), incorporating the former Salvá y Mallén collection; this catalogue serves as an important reference work for a wide swathe of Spanish literature, theology, belles-lettres, etc. The listings are augmented in the first three volumes by numerous in-text reproductions of illustrations and title-pages from the books. This copy includes => auction prices neatly inked alongside every book. Contemporary treed sheep, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels and gilt-ruled bands; sides showing minor rubbing, edges, joints, and extremities moreso. All hinges (inside) cracked or tender, some endpapers with pencilled notations. Vol. I: Two pages with light offsetting from now-absent item, one leaf with lower outer corner torn away. Vol. IV with bookplate of Alvaro de Fontagud y Aguilera. Pages gently age-toned, most noticeably in vol. IV, with occasional light smudges; each volume with last page browned.

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        Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, Bass, Salmon, Etc. with Plates of The Actual Material for Making Flies of Forty-Eight Varieties

      New York: Forest & Stream Publishing Company. Very Good-; Lightly worn at corners.. 1891. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Gray cloth, gilt spine, title and fishing implements in black with a fly within a gilt circle, 159p., two plates with actural material, illustrations, publisher's ads. **Bruns K-9. .

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

      NY: Published by The Engineering Magazine Co., 1891. vols. 1-52, an uninterrupted run of complete volumes, subtitle varies slightly; bound in half leather, some external scuffing, tattering and wear BUT TEXTUALLY VERY GOOD-FINE!! Well illustrated with plates, drawings, charts, diagrams, plans, etc. VERY HEAVY & THICK QUARTOS!. Photos available upon request.

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        Diccionario enciclopédico sobre la masonería. Suplemento seguido de la Historia general de la Órden Masónica. Obra especial y única en su género . completado con un Taller general de la francamsonería . Escrito y ordenado por . y publicado bajo la dirección de Rosendo Arús y Arderius

      La Propaganda Literaria/La Academia, Habana/Barcelona 1891 - Folio, 2 vols, falta el tomo III. (1 grabado color, lám. con 2 retratos, 1448 p., 34 láms.). Enc. original, lomo piel adornado con dorados, planos muy decorados con gofrados y dorados. Obra completísima sobre la masonería, que contiene no sólamente su historia, sino también sus reglas, leyes, estatutos y reglamentos, bibliografía, biografías de masones célebres, ciencia cabalística, iconografía, mitología, estadística de la población masónica,etc. Seguido de una guía de dignatarios y oficiales de las logias y un compendio de rituales. Todo ilustrado con 34 láminas en negro y color representando vistas, retratos, símbolos, ceremonias, etc. Entre los dos autores masones, destaca la figura de R. Arús, que formó una gran colección de libros, base de la actual Biblioteca Arús de Barcelona, básica para obras del s. XIX. Masonería. Diccionarios. Biografías. Masonry. Dictionaries. Biographies.

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      1891. 2. HUMPHREY,MAUD. MAUD HUMPHREY'S MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Frederick Stokes 1891. 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover rubbing, faint edge stain on some leaves and faint crease in frontis else tight and VG+. First edition. Each page is printed on one side only, on heavy paper. In all there are 24 full page color illustrations (including pictorial title) with nursery rhymes in calligraphic script. This is a lovely book by one of America's first popular women artists (and Humphrey Bogart's mother as well).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1891. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Folio. 24 chromolithographed sheets (including the title page) printed on one side only in full color on heavy paper. The binding is a green cloth spine and rear board, printed paper upper board showing Little Miss Muffet. The upper board is worn at the edges and corners, and there is an old gift inscription on the front free endpaper, else this is a very good copy, with only the occasional light soil to a few of the plates and a scarce book by one of America's first popular women artists.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        LAS ENFERMEDADES DE LA VID con un estudio de los aparatos de tratamiento por Pablo Ferrouillat

      Pascual Aguilar, Valencia 1891 - 577 pp. 15 x 23 cm. Buen estado en general, aunque tiene 4 hojas sueltas, descosidas del librillo. No hay pérdida de hojas. El libro presenta "Las enfermedades de la vid", de Pedro Viala, con un estudio de los aparatos de tratamiento por Pablo Ferrouillat. La traducción es de Rafael Janini. Presenta 5 láminas cromo-litografiadas y 200 grabados en el texto. Anotada según los últimos trabajos y completada con las enfermedades producidas por los insectos (y adición de 4 cromos y grabados). Al final del libro incluye un desplegable un poco fatigado con ilustraciones sobre aperos e injertos. Holandesa con lomo en piel y dorados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters of Marque

      Allahabad - A. H. Wheeler and Co., 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of this collectible, and highly sought after work from Rudyard Kipling. First Indian edition. With the publisher's rubber-stamp on the front free endpaper giving the price Rs. 2. 8. 0 and date of issue 11. NOV. '91. The book was suppressed by the author. One-thousandcopies were originallyprinted of which only aboutone-hundred survived. Condition: In original cloth binding, with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Externally, light marks, and rubbing, with shelfwear and fading to the spine. Cloth is splitting to the rear joint. Front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose. Bright and generally clean. Very small instances of past worming throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to slight worming..

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        Jüdisches Leben in Wort und Bild

      Mannheim, Bensheimer 1891.. Mit 27 Tafeln in Heliogravüre u. zahlr. Text-Illustrationen u. Vignetten von Gerardin, Alphons Levy, Emil Levy, Heinrich Levy, Eduard Loevy, Schlesinger, Vogel, Worms. XVI, 280 S. Farbig illustr. OLwd., mit Goldschnitt. 28,5 x 22 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - Sehr schönes und dekorative Exemplar!

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        Quinti Horati Flacci

      - Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound collection of the works of Roman poet Horace. Third edition. In Latin, with notes in English. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In navy calf amorial bindings. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some slight marginal age-toning. Overall: FINE.

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        The Brown Owl; a fairy story

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, (The Children’s Library Volume One), 1891 - Two plates by Ford Madox Brown Small 8vo Spine faded and a little worn at head and foot, sides a little marked and slight browning to first and last few leaves, otherwise a nice copy. Harvey A1b The first edition although dated 1892 was actually published (in England) in October 1891. This conforms to it in most respects other than the binding, the publisher’s imprint of course and the placement of the plates. This copy (as do others) has two W.H. Smith blind-stamps on the front free end-paper - presumably a number of copies were re-exported to the UK where there was great demand for the book or possibly the American edition was bound in England, these were left over and passed to W.H. Smith.The author’s first book, being a fairy story which developed from tales told to his younger sister, Juliet, published through the efforts of his grandfather, Ford Madox Brown. Original red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut First Edition, First American Issue, from English sheets [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1891. 1. (CRANE,WALTER)illus. QUEEN SUMMER or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose. London Paris Melbourne: Cassell 1891. 4to, (8 1/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 40p., slightest bit of tip wear else near Fine. 1st edition. Printed on one side of the paper only, each page features a beautifully intricate color illustration by Crane depicting humanized flowers. The calligraphic text is enclosed within a banner. A beauty.

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        Waratah Rhymes for Young Australia.

      Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, London 1891 - With photo-etched illustrations by Mrs E.M. Boyd, Mr R. Andre, and the Author. Small 4to. 64pp, b&w frontis and illustrated throughout (4 by LAM), decorated endpapers. Original cloth-backed papered boards, decorated with waratah motif (colour) on the upper, singing frog on the lower. The head and tail of spine a little rubbed, the corners are a more affected, with the loss of the paper covering and some loss of the board at the lower front and upper rear corners (the latter quite slight). Internally in very good condition and beautifully clean (as are the covers). The slight damage to the corners aside, a nice copy in very good condition. ***The verses first appeared in the author's 'Grandmamma's Verse Book for Young Australia' (1878, unillustrated). *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers (member of ANZAAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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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