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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's inscription in contemporary hand on half title). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        The Indian Mutiny of 1857. EXCEPTIONAL COPY ON LARGE PAPER

      Seeley & Co., 1891. Roy. 8vo., Large Paper, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 3 portrait plates in photogravure and 3 full-page plans of battle; handsomely bound in late nineteenth century full tree calf, sides with decorative floral frame border in gilt enclosing royal arms elaborately blocked in gilt, back gilt extra with five raised bands, red and green leather labels gilt, compartments richly tooled in gilt, doublures tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a remarkable, virtually spotless copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 250 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY OUT-OF-SERIES). . Catalogs: military: indian mutiny.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, OLD AND NEW

      1891. Very Good. STEWART, William. UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, OLD AND NEW. Illustrated with views and portraits in photogravure. Published under the sanction of the Senate of the University. Glasgow: T. & R. Annan & Sons, James Maclehose & Sons, 1891. Limited edition; this copy is number 103 from an edition of 350. Illustrated with lovely photogravure plates; 35 views of old and "new" University buildings, and 42 portraits of academics. xxxiii, 146 pp., + plates. Folio, blue linen over beveled boards, gilt title and accents on spine and upper board, blue coated endpapers. Ex-library: a bookplate and label with cancel stamp to ffep., and a small ink stamp on title-page, but no external marks. Upper joint starting and very nearly split; though the hinge is whole and the board remains firmly attached. Otherwise the cloth shows general shelfwear. Internall clean and fresh. All plates have tissue guards and are free of foxing. A very good copy overall.

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        A Ride through Asia Minor and Armenia:

      London: John Murray,, 1891. giving a Sketch of the Characters, Manners, and Customs of both the Mussulman and Christian Inhabitants. Octavo. Original blue sand-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, orange patterned endpapers. A little rubbed, hinges mildly cracked, some foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, and well-informed account of a tour from Bucharest to Trebizond. Barkley and his brother, John Trevor, were both civil engineers, whose involvement in the region began with the building of the Cernavoda to Constanta railway between 1856 and 1860 under a concession granted by the Ottoman Porte. They subsequently worked together on the Bucharest-Giurgiu line, the first railway to be built on Romanian soil. The present work is an engaging, and well-written travelogue of "the land of the Turk" in 1878, shortly after the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War, being titled "The Disturbed Districts of Asia Minor" on the upper board. Barkley was the author of Between the Danube and the Black Sea, Bulgaria before the War, and Studies in the Art of Rat Catching.

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        The Divan, written in the fourteenth century. The 'Awarifu-l-ma'arif, written in the thirteenth century

      Calcutta : Government of India central Printing Office 1891 - xliv+1011pp. vi+168pp. 4to. worn & stained green cloth (possibly rebound) with leather corners & spine, with a crack at the back. with bookseller's notes in pencil on the flyleaf. worm damage throughout, some of which has been repaired (see images). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        FAMOUS GOLF LINKS. By Horace G. Hutchinson, Andrew Lang, H. S. C. Everard. T. Rutherford Clark etc. With numerous illustrations by F. P. Hopkins, T. Hodge, H. S. King, and from Photographs.

      Hardcover. x, 201, [1 blank, [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated throughout. Original grey pictorial cloth, gilt Octavo. First edition. Name on endpaper; cup rings to front board; some spotting throughout; else very good.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Bench and Bar

      1891. Stuff (Assumed to be Pseudonym of Henry Charles Seppings-Wright [1850-1937]). Bench and Bar: Supplement to Vanity Fair, December 5, 1891. 13-1/2" x 19-1/2" Color lithograph, attractively glazed and matted 21" x 15" color lithograph in attractive 31" x 26" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. A few minor nicks to frames, light toning to margins, colors vivid. * A superb portrayal of the British bench and bar when it included such men as Baron Pollock, Lord Chancellor Halsbury and Lord Justice Lindley. Vanity Fair was published weekly from 1869 to 1914. It is best-known today for its caricatures of notable people and satirical depictions of current events. With few exceptions these were produced by a series of artists under pseudonyms, most notably "Spy" and "Ape." Approximately 2,400 caricatures were published in all, mostly as single pages. Vanity Fair also published 21 special numbers with double-page prints. "Bench and Bar" was originally issued in one of these. The prints were also issued individually. The absence of a central vertical crease indicates that our copy is one of these. The identity of "Stuff" has never been determined, but he is generally believed to be Henry Charles Seppings-Wright.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Thackeray's Works Limited Edition 30 Volumes

      Boston, MA: Estes & Lauriat, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6."x9.. 30 Tissued Frontis, Plates. (full book description) Estes & Lauriat, Boston, MA, 1891. Limited Edition VG, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6."x9.", 30 Tissued Frontis, Plates. Limited Edition Numbered copy 502 of 1050 sets. Gray cloth, paper spine labels, top page ends gold gilt, uncut page ends. Spine labels browned, rubbed and some are nicked, 2 top fore-edge corners out of 30 volumes are bumped, ink owner name, address, date on each volume, pages moderately agetoned, Burlesques Vol. I small ink letter inside front cover,Virginians Vol. III has 1" fore-edge tears on page 213, Newcomes Vol. III has ink letter inside front cover, Volume 16 has 2 ink words inside front cover, Pendennis Vol. II rear endpaper and page before has 1" fore-edge tear, one spine label chipped, o.w. clean and tight. Texts in VG+ condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        POEMS BY THE WAY (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1891.  First edition thus (preceded in the same year by the Kelmscott Press edition), 22 x 18cm (4to), in publisher's cream linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, 196 [xii] pp. +2 blank leaves to rear.  Stated Limited Edition (16/100) printed on watermarked "Van Gelder Zonen" handmade paper at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Good (spine & edges of covers a bit browned, extremities moderately bumped, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 18 (claims that this issue preceded the Kelmscott edition by 6 months), Buxton Forman 127, Vaughan 7-8, Ashley III 175, Ehrsam & Deily 178, Fredeman p.165, Colbeck 56.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The White Company

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1891 First edition of the author's medieval romance novel. One of 750 copies.Three volumes, original publisher's cloth. Some light wear to the spine ends, light rubbing and vertical creasing to spine, hinges cracked or just starting in volume I, a small former owner signature to the front endpaper of each volume, and overall a tight and very good set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Marcelle Rabe.

      Charpentier 1891 - - Charpentier, Paris _1891, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Alphonse Daudet. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice tiré sur Chine de Georges Rochegrosse. Rares rousseurs, une discrète restauration en pied d'un mors. Ex-libris imprimé de Madame Alphonse Daudet sur la première garde. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1725 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      A. Leese & Co. Engravers and Printers 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'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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        Intentions: The Decay of Lying, Pen Pencil and Poison, The Critic as Artist, The Truth of Masks

      James R. Osgood McIlvaine and Co., London 1891 - The spine is darkened with some fading to the lettering and slight fraying at the top and bottom. The corners are bumped and there are a few small stains on the rear of the boards. The rough-cut pages are browned at the edges and one page - page 88 - has a one inch closed tear in the edge with some creasing on the top corner. The title page of the second essay also has a one inch closed tear. A few pencil marks in places and the previous owner's name written neatly on the front endpapers. No jacket. First printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raymond Tait]
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        The Strand Magazines

      96 -London -Burleigh Street, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome collection of the Strand Magazine volumes one to twelve complete. Profusely illustrated throughout. Volumes one to six contain the serialised publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with illustrations by Sidney Pagent. Also features Illustrated Interviews, Stories from a Diary of a Doctor, and Signatures of Charles Dickens. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues,though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Other contributors to the magazine have included P. G. Wodehouse, Margery Allingham,Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit,Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L. Sayers, H. G. Wells,Edgar Wallace,Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission. Condition: Rebound in quarter-calf bindings, and full cloth boards. Externally, generally smart with some wear and marks. Some fading to a number of volumes and a bit more wear to volume ten. Internally, firmly bound with a few scattered spots throughout. Otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Computation of 666 and Its Relation to Antichristian Systems, But Having Reference to a Person, the Coming Antichrist, Who Is To Be Overthrown by the Sun of Righteousness

      London: James Nisbet & Co., 1891. Hardcover, [xiv], 398 pages. Fair condition. First edition. A study of the derivation and meaning of 666, the "Mark of the Beast." A very rare copy, this first edition being the only one known to have been published. Size 9"x6". Green cloth w/gilt lettering on spine. Cloth has rubs, splits along joints, small tears & chips at spine top and bottom, and scuffs on corners. Interior hinges are split. Previous owner's name (W. S. Butterbaugh, a noted Christian minister & author) on the half-title page. Notations, underlining, or light marginal soiling/foxing on approximately 40 pages of text. Paper is darkened by ephemera in three places. Signatures are stressed (not loose) at the interior margins. . First Edition.

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        A House of Pomegranates

      London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co.,, 1891. The Design & Decoration of This Book by C. Ricketts & by C. H. Shannon. Quarto. Original green cloth backed tan boards, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in gold and orange, pictorial endpapers. Engraved title, 4 plates, illustrations throughout. Covers slightly darkened but the gilt bright, spine a little rolled, ends and corners very lightly rubbed, light spotting to fore-edge and end matter, hinges just starting, plates somewhat faded, but an attractive copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, of the book that Wilde said was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public." A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        INTENTIONS

      London: James R. Osgood, 1891. First edition. Near Fine. One of 900 copies printed for Great Britain. Near Fine with clean, fresh cloth and bright gilt on the front board. Spine toned and dulled, with minor wear at the extremities. Internal contents are tight and unmarked, pages cut open to 72, after that all pages remain unopened and unread. A collection of essays by Wilde outlining his aesthetic philosophy, including: "The Decay of Lying," "Pen, Pencil & Poison," "The Critic as Artist," and "The Truth of Masks." Rarely found in such attractive condition. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        A MONTH IN PALESTINE AND SYRIA, APRIL 1891 (WITH 39 ORIGINAL SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS DRY MOUNTED)

      Good+. 1891. Hardcover. This book is apparently an individual's travels in the Middle East during the year 1891. There is no author or publisher stated. There are 39 original silver print photographs dry mounted to blank, one-sided pages. There is a title page plus 41 pages (also one sided) of typeset text. The photograph sizes vary slightly but most are 3.5" x 4.5". Underneath each photograph is a title or description of the photograph written in 19th c. Fountain pen. The majority of photographs are of people (Middle Eastern) and some of buildings, landscape, boats, etc. All are photographs of the Middle East, as it was (not photos of the travelers themselves). A wonderful, fascinating glimpse at 19th c. Palestine and Syria. Green cloth cover has heavy wear to corners and caps and damp staining. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Works of Imbert de Saint-Amand

      Scribner's New York: Scribner's, 1891. hardcover. near fine. Frontispiece, translated by Thomas Sergeant Perry. 15 volumes, 3/4 blue morocco, small 8vo, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, top edge gilt. New York: Scribner's, 1891. Near fine.

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        LE LIVRE D'OR DE J.-F. MILLET PAR UN ANCIEN AMI ILLUSTRE DE DIX-SEPT EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES PAR FREDERIC JACQUE (ETCHINGS)

      Paris: A. Ferroud, Benezit-Constant, Harry C. Dickens. Good+. 1891. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. Bound in a special leather binding, raised bands with gilt titles. Gilt floral & foliage decorated panels. Both covers have triple ruled gilt border. Top edge gilt. Gilt dentelle. Marbled endpaper. Limited edition, #27/50 copies. Pictorial frontispiece. Printed on heavy stock pages. Text tight, clean without foxing and intact. B/W etching illustrations. French text. Front joint-hinge cracked with cover firmly attached. Art; B/W Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 163 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        The Little Minister

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891. First Edition, with half-titles and 16 pp. of ads dated "5 G.9.91." in Volume I. 3 vols., 8vo. 232, [16, ads] ; 239; 232 pp. Original brown cloth. A nice copy, with minor fading to spines. In blue morocco backed slipcase, with some wear. Garland 10 . Barrie's sentimental tale of the young Scottish preacher who marries, loses, and regains his gypsy bride, this three-decker novel was made into a highly successful play starring Maude Adams, first produced in 1897

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Via Verdi 4 à Milan, mai 1891. - 245:155 mm. Avant la représentation de son opéra Edgar à Lucques, adressée à un ami du compositeur à Torre del Lago.

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        Naval Warfare: It's Ruling Principle and Practice Historically Treated

      London: W.H. Allen and Co., Ltd. 1891, 1st Edition. () xii,448pp. Very good. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt design of a ship to front board. Gilt titles to spine and gilt and blind ruling to boards and spine. Boards rubbed with shelfwear to extremities of boards and spine. Binding a bit shaken, rear hinge starting. Internally clean and unmarked. Inscribed on half title from the author to his niece, Laura Colomb: "From her ever affectionate uncle, the Author, June 7th, 1891.". A compendium of the history of naval warfare from the around the world, heavily illustrated with maps and figures. This copy was a family copy, belonging to the niece of the author. Family Copy.

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        Thackeray's Works Limited Edition 30 Volumes

      Estes & Lauriat, Boston, MA 1891 - (full book description) Estes & Lauriat, Boston, MA, 1891. Limited Edition VG, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6."x9.", 30 Tissued Frontis, Plates. Limited Edition Numbered copy 502 of 1050 sets. Gray cloth, paper spine labels, top page ends gold gilt, uncut page ends. Spine labels browned, rubbed and some are nicked, 2 top fore-edge corners out of 30 volumes are bumped, ink owner name, address, date on each volume, pages moderately agetoned, Burlesques Vol. I small ink letter inside front cover,Virginians Vol. III has 1" fore-edge tears on page 213, Newcomes Vol. III has ink letter inside front cover, Volume 16 has 2 ink words inside front cover, Pendennis Vol. II rear endpaper and page before has 1" fore-edge tear, one spine label chipped, o.w. clean and tight. Texts in VG+ condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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        Letters Of Marque

      Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, 1891. Redand blue cloth. Upper side divided diagonally into two halves, with top left in red and lower right in blue cloth, gilt title and author in Kiplings' lettering on spine and front cover. Very good+. The book has been professionally reset in its case and the backstrip relaid. Extremities slightly scuffed. 8vo, 215 X 138mm, pp. [x], 154, blank, [4] adverts, colophon. Traces of label on front pastedown. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and design along top edge of spine and front cover Stewart 95. The suppressed Wheeler first edition; This edition of 1000 copies was recalled on Kipling's orders and 900 copies were destroyed.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        Photograph of "CLAYTON", the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh

      Pittsburgh Pennsylvania n.d. after 1891 [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], n.d. [after 1891]. (FRICK, HENRY CLAY) 10 x 13-1/2 inches. Vintage silver print. Mounted to artist's board. Board a bit chipped at edges, minor soiling to image at lower right corner . "Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide Howard Childs, purchased Clayton in August 1882 for $25,000. At the time the house was considerably smaller, an 11-room, Italianate-style building on a 1.43-acre parcel of land. The home fronted Penn Avenue in the residential neighborhood of Point Breeze, just half an hour by train from Mr. Frick and the office. The couple moved into Clayton early in 1883, and soon had the first of their four children. Clayton is unmistakably a family home. A high chair sits in the breakfast room, children's toys and books are in the nursery and library, and a sink and clothes rack built to a child's scale are nestled in an alcove outside the kitchen. By 1891, the family and the Fricks' social stature both had outgrown the home as it was, and architect Frederick J. Osterling was hired to transform Clayton into the 23-room chateau-style mansion seen today." - The Frick Art & Historical Center From the Estate of Childs Frick (1883-1965)

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        New Light on Darkest Africa, Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition

      London: Ward Lock & Co., 1891. Bound in red half leather with marbled paper to boards, gilt stamp title and rule to spine, red stain to three edges. Frontispiece and thirty-two plates, text illustrations, fold-out map bound in after list of illustrations. Edges of leather rubbed, some denting and scuffing to the leather spine, some browning to edges of endpapers, scuffing to paper to boards, large tear to fold-out map removing one corner, which has been reattached.. First English Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        A Brave Black Regiment: History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865

      Boston Book Co, 1891. Hard cover bound in three-quarters brown leather (along spine and at corners) over marbled boards, illustrated with b/w photos and maps including a couple of fold out maps, 410 pages. This book has been rebound in a modern binding, but the original binding has been preserved. The original book was a former library copy with a worn cover. The rebound book has no library markings. Binding is new. Text is complete, paper is lightly age toned with occasional marginal smudge or foxed spot. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Always Jolly!

      London: H. Grevel & Co., 1891. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good. Lothar Meggendorfer. nd [1891] - Montanaro. Typing error on first page: 'Introdution'. Contains eight complex movable pictures: The Angler, The Naturalist, The Forgotten Latchkey, The Lion, The Elephant, The Portrait Painter, The Musician and The Pianist. All of the illustrations are hand coloured and the movable elements are hinged using flattened wire coils. These coil rivots enable rotational and lifting actions, some scenes in this title comprising four different movements. Meggendorfer is respected as the 'king' of the movable book and an essential addition to a pop-up / movable collection. This book was only ever published in English by Grevel. Featured in Haining as the example of Meggendorfer. It is sometimes confused with the German title 'Immer Lustig', as Always Jolly is a literal translation of this. However of the eight movables in each of these books only one, The Angler, is common. Similarly, this book has the same cover as the german, 'Lebende Bilder', but again there is only one common movable, in this case The Pianist. This is normal with Meggendorfer books where those titles published in non German languages were composites of several of the German titles, ref. Krahe. Inscription, from 1897, on title page. This copy has been re-bound with replacement end papers and with a facsimile of the original cover pasted to the upper board. There are grubby marks to the page edges and several small closed tears. The movable elements have been restored where necessary with some replacement rivots and some facsimile replacement movable parts together with some replacement tabs. All are now in working order, although movement must be done with care. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Strand Magazine

      London: George Newnes,, 1891–95. An Illustrated Monthly. Edited by Geo. Newnes. 10 volumes, octavo (235 × 160 mm). Bound in tan half calf, black morocco label, centre tool to spine in compartments, raised bands, cloth boards, brown endpapers, sprinkled edges. Illustrated throughout by various artists including Sidney Paget. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed, an excellent set. Contains the first appearance of Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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        Across East African Glaciers. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro

      London - George Philip & Son, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first English edition of thisincredibly eminent work of mountaineering from the first recorded European to ascend the summit of Kilimanjaro. A lovely bright copy, with all maps present. Translated from the German of Dr. Hans Meyer. With three fold-out maps. Withtwenty plates. Lacks chromolithograph frontispiece. Hans Heinrich Josef Meyer, 1858 -1929, was a German geographer from Hildburghausen. Hans Meyer is credited with being the first European to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889. Condition: In a half cloth binding. Externally, just a little bumping,with slight loss to the spine label. There is a gilt referencenumber to the tail of the spine, witha small reference, and the remains of a label. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with occasional spots or marks. With a small blindstamp to the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Dictionnaire universel de cuisine et d’hygiène alimentaire - Modification de l’homme par l’alimentation

      - Paris, 1891. 4 volumes In/4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à fleurons et titres dorés, illustrations in-texte, 1931 p. Rares rousseurs.Fruit de dix années de travail, cet ouvrage répertorie par ordre alphabétique recettes, moyens réfrigérants, végétaux. bref, tout ce qui a un rapport avec l’alimentation de l’homme. Vicaire col. 356 pour la première édition de 1883.

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        George Bancroft History of the United States Six Volume Set

      D. Appleton & Company, 1891. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Bancroft, George. History of the United States of America, Limited Edition Six Volume Set. D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Bancroft's last revision edition of his famous history of the United States. Number 73 of 100. Detailing the discovery of the American continent to the time up to that point. Hardcover. Large volumes. Green cloth boards. Brown spine label. Top edge gilt. Square and tightly bound. Light bumping and rubbing. Few nicks on the page edges. Interiors clean. Very good condition set. Published by D. Appleton & Company

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        Principles of Economics. Volume I. Second Edition

      London: Macmillan, 1891. Second edition. Hardcover. Good+. Volume two never appeared and thus this volume is complete. 8vo, xxx + 770pp. + [2] advertisements; a clean copy in the original publisher's cloth, very slightly shaken, rear joint worn, front free endpaper missing; contemporary owner's signature to front pastedown. Text block is clean, unmarked, and bright. Second edition, the first was published the previous year, one of 3000 copies, "This edition differs from the first only in points in detail, and in arrangement." [Batson, p.146; Keynes (33)]

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        The Works

      New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company,, 1891. 48 volumes, octavo (180 × 120). Contemporary half tan morocco by Bradstreet's, titles and decoration to spines gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated throughout by amongst others Robert Seymour, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, John Leech. A hint of rubbing to some extremities; excellent condition. An extremely attractive library set.

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        Works..., The

      1891. Edition de Luxe Of the Complete Works"Of Considerable Sociological Interest" BULWER-LYTTON, Edward. [Works ]. London: George Routledge and Sons, [N.d., 1891-1892].Édition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Thirty-two octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 13/16 inches; 220 x 148 mm.). Illustrated with 226 photogravure plates by Frank T. Merrill, Copeland, H. Sandham, Lalauze, W.L. Taylor and others.Bound for Hatchard’s in contemporary half dark green levant morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines uniformly sunned. Otherwise a fine set."Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803–January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today his name is known as a byword for bad writing. San Jose State University’s annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing is named after him."He was the youngest son of General William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall and Wood Dalling, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, daughter of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. He had two brothers, William Earle Lytton Bulwer (1799–1877) and (William) Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer (1801–1872), afterwards Lord Dalling."Lord Lytton's original surname was Bulwer, the names 'Earle' and 'Lytton' were middle names. On 20th February 1844 he assumed the name and arms of Lytton by royal license and his surname then became 'Bulwer-Lytton'. His widowed mother had done the same in 1811. His brothers were always simply surnamed 'Bulwer'… Lord Lytton's literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems, and spanned much of the nineteenth century. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, a humorous, intimate study of the dandyism of the age which kept gossips busy in identifying characters with public figures of the time. A highly melodramatic sub-plot is interwoven. By 1833, he had reached the height of his popularity with Godolphin, followed by The Pilgrims of the Rhine (1834), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Rienzi (1835), and Harold: Last of the Saxon Kings (1848). The Last Days of Pompeii was inspired by the painting on the same subject by Russian painter Karl Briullov (Carlo Brullo) which Bulwer-Lytton saw in Milan. He also wrote The Haunted and the Haunters (1857), also known as The House and the Brain, included by Isaac Asimov in his anthology Tales of the Occult. Pelham had been partly inspired by Benjamin Disraeli’s first novel Vivian Grey. Lord Lytton was an admirer of Benjamin’s father Isaac D’Israeli, himself a noted literary figure, and had corresponded with him. Lord Lytton and D'Israeli began corresponding themselves in the late 1820s, and met for the first time in March of 1830, when D'Israeli dined at Lord Lytton’s house. Also present that evening were Charles Pelham Villiers and Alexander Cockburn. Although young at the time, Villiers went on to an exceptionally long parliamentary career, while Cockburn became Lord Chief Justice of England in 1859. He penned many other works, including The Coming Race (also reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race), which drew heavily on his interest in the occult and contributed to the birth of the science fiction genre. Some believe the book helped to inspire Nazi mysticism. Unquestionably, its story of a subterranean race of men waiting to reclaim the surface is one of the first science fiction novels. His play, Money, was produced at Prince of Wales's Theatre in 1872" (Wikipedia. Fully and solidly referenced)."…his works…span many of the changes in 19th century fiction and are thus of considerable sociological interest" (OCEL).

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        88 HAND-COLORED 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN

      18. Very Good. [PHOTO ALBUM]. 88 HAND-COLORED 19TH-CENTURY ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN. The images, each of which is approximately 20.5 x 27 cm. (8 by 10.25 in.), cover the gamut of tourist scenes in and around Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Idzu, etc., but also include many unusual images that are not the standard fare. All but six of the photos have an English-language caption in the print that identifies the subject or view. Three images depict damage caused by the 1891 Mino-Owari Earthquake. One image, of the "Kioto Rapids", is present in duplicate. Photographers include Kinbei Kusakabe, Baron Raimund vov Stillfried, and Kihei Tamamura. The photographs are laid-down on heavy card mounts, one to a page, in a contemporary brown cloth album, [44] ff., 28.5 x 37 cm. (11.25 by 14.75 in.), with "JAPAN" stamped in gilt on the upper board. Some foxing to mounts and very occasionally, mildly to photos. The album has been professionally rebacked. A very good selection of photos in very good condition, attractively displayed.

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        The white company By A

      Conan Doyle Author of ‘Micah Clarke’ In three volumes. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1891. (All rights reserved). 3 Vols.; blank before half-title, and integral advertisement leaf at end, in volumes two and three; pp.viii+311+[i (blank)]; [2]+vi+302+[ii]; [2]+vi+277+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed reddish brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with a small floral pattern in grey. Insignificant marking of back covers, and a couple of small ink-spots on one spine; poor quality end-papers embrowned (with offsetting, in volume three, onto facing page), and slight cracking at some joints; small chip from blank upper margin of index leaf in volume two, due to careless opening; faint crease affecting front end-paper, blank, and half-title in volume three; otherwise a very nice, bright copy in a custom-made folding box. A family copy, purchased from the library of one of Conan Doyle’s great nephews, but unfortunately without signs of provenance: a copy at any rate that has never seen library use. The author’s own favourite amongst his books. Sadleir, 752; Wolff, 1923; Green & Gibson, A8a. One of a total printing of only 750 copies, the majority of which were sold to the circulating libraries. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        NEWS FROM NOWHERE OR AN EPOCH OF REST, BEING SOME CHAPTERS FROM A UTOPIAN ROMANCE (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1891).  First English edition, 20.5 x 13.5cm (large 16mo), in publisher's olive draub paper-covered boards backed by cream parchment, paper title label to spine, deckle edges, cream ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-238 pp.  Limited to 250 copies printed on handmade paper.  Binding Good (spine darkened w/label moderately chipped, extremities rubbed, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges sl. dusty).  Slater 206, Scott 15, Vaughan 9, Fredeman 43.17, Colbeck 54.

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        Jakob Hannington. Ein Märtyrer für Uganda., Calwer Familienbibliothek. 22.Band. Nach dem Englischen v. M. Hesse.

      Calw und Stuttgart, Verlag der Vereinsbuchhandlung, 1891 - 271 S. Gute Erhaltung, Frakturschrift, marmorierter Schnitt, Seiten überw. sauber und hell, Namenseintrag. Marie Hesse (1842 - 1902) Missionarin, Lehrerin, Autorin. Die Mutter Hermann Hesses war eine engagierte Missionarin und die erste Lehrerin an einer öffentlichen höheren Schule Württembergs. Marie Hesse hatte neun Kinder, drei starben früh. Neben Erziehung, Haushalt und Unterstützung ihres Mannes bei seiner Redaktionsarbeit veröffentlichte sie selber - anonym - Beiträge für Missionszeitschriften, aber auch einige Bücher: eine Darstellung ihrer Erlebnisse als Missionsfrau in Indien Deutsche im Osten und ein Lebensbild ihrer Mutter, außerdem zwei Biografien über die Missionare David Livingstone, der Freund Afrikas, und Jakob Hannington, ein Märtyrer für Uganda, die in der auflagenstarken Reihe der "Calwer Familienbibliothek" erschienen. "Ich sehe dich noch, meine Mutter, mit dem schönen Haupt zu mir geneigt, schlank, schmiegsam und geduldig, mit den unvergleichlichen Braunaugen!" Hermann Hesse Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 450 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Meredith, Louisa A.) Waratah Rhymes for Young Australia

      London: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, (1891). Small quarto. 64pp. First edition. With photo-etched illustrations in black & white throughout by Mrs. E. M. Boyd, Mr. R. André, and by the poet, Louisa A. Meredith. Although born in Birmingham, England, Meredith moved to New South Wales, and then Tasmania, after marriage. After realizing that there weren't any books available for children on Australian subjects, she set out to create a collection of simple rhymes for Australian children on local themes. Many of her poems celebrate Australia's flora and fauna: the waratah of the title is a flowering shrub that is the floral emblem of New South Wales, and other rhymes feature gum trees and bower birds. The rhymes first appeared in Meredith's collection of poems, Grandmamma's Verse-book for Young Australia. Bound in pictorial boards printed in red and green, with the title and a design of waratah flowers on the front board. Spine ends bumped, some rubbing to extremities, traces remain of erased previous owner's inscription to preliminary page, else about fine.

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        KEINEN KACHO^ GAFU

      1891. [BIRDS & FLOWERS] Imao KEINEN. KEINEN KACHO GAFU. Kyoto: Tanaka Jihei. Meiji 24-25 [1891-2]. 4 vols., each approx. 35.5 x 25.1 cm. Stringbound, fukuro-toji, Japanese style. Vol.1 [Spring] has 31 color woodblock prints of birds and flowers, of which 7 are huge double page prints. Vol.2 [Summer] has 32 plates, of which 8 are double page. Vol.3 [Autumn] has 38 prints, of which 4 are double page. Vol.4 [Winter] has 34 plates, of which 4 are double page, and one is a four page spread. These original Tanaka Jihei issues (which preceded the Unsodo versions) have become quite scarce, complete sets even more so, and sets with the western number captioning (the true first printing) almost impossible to find. The covers are original, with the titles directly printed there and the gold flecking. The summer issue has a single worm track in the margins, else it and the other volumes are impeccable, the printing excellent, the colors subtle and lovely. The nicest set we have ever handled. All in a clasped chitsu case which itself is quite rough. 4 vols., complete as issued by Tanaka Jihei, very unusual thus.

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        Scientific Results of the Second Yarkand Mission; based upon the collections and notes by the late Ferdinand Stoliczka ... Aves

      London: published by order of the Government of India, printed by Taylor and Francis, 1891. Folio. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, by J. Smit (2), J.G. Keulemans (15), W. Hart (3) and one other, printed by Hanhart, each mounted on a guard, 1 folding zincographed map, hand-coloured in outline. Original grey/green paper upper wrapper, letterpress titling to the upper wrapper, the lower wrapper supplied with near uniform paper (neat repairs to the upper cover and spine). Housed in a green morocco backed folding box. The complete ornithological section of the official scientific results of an important government-supported expedition in India. The complete report in 14 parts was published between 1878-1891 and served as part of the official justification for what essentially had been a move in the "Great Game." In 1873, the second Yarkand mission under Sir Douglas Forsyth was sent by Lord Northbrook, Viceroy of India, to cement British and Indian relations with Yakub Beg, the ruler of Chinese Turkestan and an important figure in the buffer region between Russia and India. The mission was well-equipped, as befitted an official government attempt to impress a local ruler and it is said that the Ladakh economy took four years to recover from the losses incurred from the passage of the expedition. The mission set out from Rawalpindi to Leh via Murree, travelled past the Pangong Lake, Changchenmo and Karakash Valley onto Shahidulla and finally to Yarkand. They reached Kashgar in December 1873, and on March 17, 1874 began the return journey. They were to visit the Pamir and Afghanistan areas but the political situation prohibited the passage and the party returned to India via Ladakh. Ferdinand Stoliczka, the mission's geologist and naturalist, made good use of the opportunities offered and made extensive observations. Unfortunately, he died before he was able to publish any of his work. His papers and notes were edited by various well-known scientists, with the present ornithological section being completed by Sharpe. The plates, all worked up from skins collected by Stoliczka, are produced by three of the greatest ornithological artists of the late-19th century. Two already had an extensive back-catalogue: Joseph Smit (1836-1929) "the best animal painter in [Great Britain]" (Christine Jackson) had worked with Josef Wolf on two of G.D. Elliot's monographs and William Hart had been employed almost full-time by John Gould. John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) was a Dutch-born artist and a relative newcomer, who went on to become a mainstay of British ornithological illustration for two decades at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th-century. Christine Jackson writes that as "an ornithological draughtsman ... [Keulemans] was outstanding ... Such a large proportion of the birds drawn by Keulemans were done from [stuffed] specimens that it is truly amazing that he could make the birds in his plates look life-like at all. He understood the anatomy of birds, also he was a keen bird-watcher, and these considerations obviously saved him from producing mere bird-contours in his drawings." Anker 465; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 142; Nissen IVB 861; Christine Jackson Bird Illustrators some artists in early lithography (1975) pp.75-92

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        The Saga Library; 6 vols.--I. The Story of Howard the Halt, The Story of the Banded Men, The Story of Hen Thorir; II. The Story of the Ere-Dwellers with the Story of the Heath-Slayings; III-VI. The Stories of the Kings of Norway Called the Round World (Heimskringia)

      London: Bernard Quaritch. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Six volume set, complete (published between 1891-1905). Half-leather with gilt-decorated cloth boards, gitl titles on spines, gilt top-edges, 227 + 410 + 410 + 484 + 505 + 515 pp., clean unmarked texts, fold-outs, all copies about Very Good, all copies with bookplate on the front pastedown, a couple volumes with chipping or tearing to the page-edges of some of the pages, gilt title on spine of the second volume is complete rubbed off, some rubbing or wear to the tips of some volumes including minor loss to the spine-ends to a couple vols., some soil or discoloration to the cloth of some volumes, uncut pages. Text in English. A rare set, nice to see it complete like this. Digital images available upon request.

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        Six Years with the Colours in Zululand, Penang and Hong Kong

      Salisbury: E. Milton Small,, 1891. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt in display types with a single fillet panel to the upper board, teal surface-paper endpapers, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed and soiled, some chipping head and tail of the spine, foxing and browning, overall a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, COPAC has 5 locations only - BL, NLS, TCD, Oxford and Cambridge - OCLC adds not a single copy. "Ives served in the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War" (Raugh). Ives was a corporal in the 2nd Battalion and gives a good account of the Battle of Nyezane - "a memorable [morning] for the old 'Buffs'" - which took place on the same day as Isandlwana, and of reactions to the latter disaster; "When the affair was known by all the men, they were in such a state of excitement and exasperation, that they cried aloud for vengeance." Ives also gives a detailed narrative of the building of the fort at Eshowe, siege conditions there, the arrival of the relief force, and the Battle of Gingindlovu. The book concludes with a brief account of Ives's time in the Far East, at Penang for two years, and short visits to Singapore and Hong Kong, where he experiments with opium, "I considered it very unpleasant, and my beautiful vision was only a bad headache." In his introduction Ives offers the usual apologies for "all short comings and inaccuracies", his opinions those merely those of a "full private Thomas Atkins and in no wise a person competent to question or express an opinion", but this is an interesting and engaging account. Highly desirable.

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        Christmas and New Year Greeting Souvenir of Australasia 1891-1892

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

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