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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: John Murray, 1891.. Sixth edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxvi, 365, (1, 1 advertisement, 1); (vi), 339, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece and a folding plate. Original grey-green cloth, spines slightly dull, extremities a little rubbed. Freeman 437. Published the same year as the 41st thousand of the standard issue of the sixth edition, this is the second issue of the "Library edition", which first appeared in 1888.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Soft Porcelain Of Sevres With An Historical Introduction

      New York, Scribner's, 1891. . Unbound as issued in ten parts. Some covers missing most folds seperated. Fifty colour chromolithographic plates complete representing two hundred and fifty water-colour subjects after the original. An advantage of this unbound collection is that prints can be easily framed without compromising the integrity of a bound volume. They would look very impressive in frames on the wall in any formal setting. portfolios. Book condition: Near fine condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Den norske Turistforenings Årbog for 1890. Med 1 Kart og 15 Billeder. (Samt) Den norske Turistforenings Årbog for 1895. Med 1 Skisse og 15 Billeder.

      Kristiania 1891/1895. 8vo. (6) + 232 (4) + 235 s. To årganger bundet i ett. Privat skinnryggbd. [Leo B. Nielsen i Bergen]med marm. overtrekkspapir og skinn hjørner. Noen bruksspor ellers pen.. Kartet i 1890-årgangen viser Josdedalsbreen tilhørende Wm. Cecil Slingsbys artikkel "The Jusedalsbræ revisited". I 1895-årgangen bl.a. Slingsby: "Unknown corners of the Jostedalsbræ" og "Skaga Gjel"

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        God's Breath In Man And In Humane Society

      Santa Rosa, California, Thomas Lake Harris, 1891. First Edition. Albumin frontispiece photograph. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Modest stains to the front cover. Minor closed tear to the head of the spine and moderate wear to the extremities, otherwise very good condition.

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

      London: Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1891.. lxi pp., 1 lv., 132 pp. Modern brown cloth with original titles from front board laid down. First edition. Illus. with color folding frontis & CXIII (i.e. 114) plates. (111 colored), each plate with guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, pp. 25 & 31. A lavishly illustrated catalogue of a comprehensive loan exhibition of nearly nine hundred decorated bindings from some of Britian's foremost institutions and collectors. A useful but by now somewhat scarce record. A near fine copy.

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        """Ordinationskarte" 1891. (17.5 x 27.5 cm) Einseitig bedruckte Karte, die Freuds Aufnahme des Betriebes seiner Praxis in der Berggasse 19 in Wien ankündigt. "

      Ein überaus seltenes Zeitzeugnis von diesem historischen Moment in Freuds Karriere. Er sollte diese Wiener Adresse bis zu seiner Flucht vor den Nazis im Juni 1938 nicht wechseln. Kleine Reparaturstelle, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Das einzige bekannte Exemplar dieser Ordinationskarte.

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        The Soft Porcelain Of Sevres With An Historical Introduction

      . Unbound as issued in ten parts. Some covers missing most folds seperated. Fifty colour chromolithographic plates complete representing two hundred and fifty water-colour subjects after the original. An advantage of this unbound collection is that prints can be easily framed without compromising the integrity of a bound volume. They would look very impressive in frames on the wall in any formal setting. portfolios. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        The Works Of Bret Harte

      . 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. Half calf and marbled boards. Book condition: Fine condition.

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        Histoire du luminaire depuis l'époque romain jusqu' au XIXe siècle. Ouvrage contenant 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en teux teintes. Illustrations de M. Emile Solvet avec la concours de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu.

      33,5x27 cm. 3 f., 702 S. Reliure demi cuir, titre au dos doré, dos à nerfs doré, couvertures originales conservées. 1/50 exemplaires sur papier du Japon. - Dos frotté. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Terres Cuites Grecques

      Armand Colin Paris: Armand Colin, 1891. Hardcover. vg. Folio. lvii. 98pp. Red illustrated vellum with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Raised gilt lined bands. Beveled edges. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers, illustrated half-title and title-page. Cartault studies Greek terracottas from private collections in France and museums in Athens. Text by Augustine Georges Charles Cartault (1847-1922). Illustrated with 37 sepia-toned reproductions from original photographs on 29 plates. "Terres Cuites Grecques photographiees d'apres les originaux des collections privees de France et des musees D'Athens." Minor scuffing and staining to boards. Heavy foxing to first and last few pages, sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French. Tight copy in very good condition. Scarce.

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide. With Illustrations by Miss May Rivers.

      London: J. S. Virtue & Co., [1891-94].. Thick 4to, 3 vols., bound as one, 344; 344; 363pp., 43 coloured plates as called for, orig. cloth, extremities rubbed, all edges gilt.

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        Gösta Berlings saga. 1-2.

      Frithiof Hellbergs Förlag, Stockholm, 1891. (4), 287 + (4), 296 s. + karta i del 1. Originalupplaga. Författarinnans debut. Två svarta häftade volymer med orange text på ryggar och omslag. Snedlästa och med skavda kanter. Nytillverkad gedigen kassett i svart klot med orangea detaljer i läder (klotkassetten i pappskyddskassett).. Mycket ovanlig i originalutförande

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        Oysters, and all about them, being a complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary and curious information from the Earliest Writers to those of the Present Time, with numerous additions, facts, and notes. Volumes I & II

      London & Leicester: John Richardson & Co., 1891.. First & Only Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/ws. 8vo. Some additional postage will be required for this heavy set. If you enquire about this before placing an order, terms to your advantage can be discussed. Two volumes, hardbacks, each 130mm x 193mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). Pp 1-642 & 643-1370 incl., with the tipped-in notice regarding the scheme of pagination. A few light rubs to cloth, otherwise very good, in the original black-printed, decorated cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, [Vol 1 bound in grey cloth & Vol. 2 in maroon]. Probably the most comprehensive work on the subject, and most uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        John Leech. His Life and Work

      London: Richard Bentley and Son 1891 London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1891. (LEECH, JOHN) First edition, extra-illustrated with 32 extra plates many hand-colored. 2 vols., 8vo. With portrait and numerous illustrations. Bound in full poished tan calf, gilt spines, t.e.g., by Riviere and Son for Henry Young and Sons, Liverpool. Spines slightly toned, else fine

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        THE VOICE OF SCIENCE. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, As contained in The Strand Magazine, volumes I - VI, January 1891 to Dec 1893.

      Six volumes. Original publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt. 4t o. Each volume has the same owner inscription to half-title, some light foxing, some wear to boards; volume I has a small amount of white paint to rear inner board; the inner joints are cracked; volume II has some wear and rubbing to head of spine; else a very good set. Volume I contains the first appearance of Conan Doyle in The Strand, page 312 The Voice of Science. Volumes II & III contain The Adevntures of Sherlock Holmes. Volumes IV - VI contain The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. The set comes from a single owner. These volumes are very heavy and will incur extra postage; please contact us directly for a quotation.

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        JOHN SHERMAN AND DHOYA. By "Ganconagh."

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1891. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1891.. 12mo. Tan linen, ruled and lettered in green, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Ink name, dated 1893, on free endsheet, light foxing to endsheets and occasionally at edges, hint of wear at toe of spine, but an unusually nice copy. First edition, first printing, clothbound issue, of Yeats's first published extended works of fiction, issued in Unwin's "Pseudonym Library." According to Symons, as quoted by Wade, the edition consisted of two thousand copies, of which 356 were bound in cloth, and the remainder in wrappers, for publication in the second week of November. However, Yeats had copies in hand as early as 1 September, and Unwin sent Henley a copy in the following week. The BL deposit copy (received 13 November), as well as two review copies Yeats sent out on 9 November, were of the copies bearing the denotation "Second Edition" on the title (also dated 1891). In his introduction to the 1991 edition of this title issued in Macmillan's edition of the COLLECTED WORKS, Richard Finneran supports the case that the numbers Wade quoted from Symons (i.e. a total edition of two thousand copies) may very well encompass Unwin's first and second "editions," and possibly the third "edition" of 1892 as well. In regard to the first and second, he suggests that "it thus seems virtually certain that, as was to happen with THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS a few years later, the two 'editions' were printed simultaneously, the only difference being the cover and title page," and in regard to the uncommon copies of the third "edition," he suggests "it is possible" that these copies as well are included in Symons's citation of two thousand copies. WADE 4. Finneran, R. (ed) JOHN SHERMAN AND DHOYA, Macmillan, 1991, (pp.xviii-xix, and xxxi).

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        A Ride Through Asia Minor and Armenia: giving a sketch of the characters, manners and customs of both the Mussulman and Christian inhabitants.

      London; John Murray, 1891.. 8vo. x, 350pp. Modern green quarter calf gilt, black calf gilt spine label, marbled sides, sprinkled leaf-edges. Very light soiling to margins of ht, title-page and last page. Ex-library with only evidence blind-stamps to prelims and last few leaves.

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
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        Memoires de General Bon de Marbot [complete set ]

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

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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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      J. W. Arrowsmith and Simpkin, Marshall 1891. pp. xii., 512. number 487 of 652 copies. Frontispiece of W. G. and many other illustrations on India paper. Recently rebacked with a new leather spine and gilt lettering & decorations. Original board preserved, new endpapers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Some foxing. The best known book by the greatest of cricketers. The copy of the limited edition de luxe, signed by Grace, was the copy (according to the subscribers list) subscribed for by G. B. Colt of Hertfordshire.

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      J.W.Arrowsmith, Bristol and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, London 1891. . 4to, ppxii,512. Frontispiece of W.G. and many other illustrations on India paper. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Respined in black cloth some time ago. A good copy, with the bookplate of E.D.R.Eagar. Padwick 433/810. The best known book by the greatest of cricketers, this was just as much the work of W.Methven Brownlee, as Grace acknowledges at the beginning. Brownlee had written the first biography of Grace four years earlier. This is No.64 of the limited edition de luxe, signed by Grace. The text is the same as the ordinary edition, the extra pages being taken up by the list of 652 subscribers. This copy was subscribed for by Rev the Hon E.Lyttelton.

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        Eskimoliv. Med Illustrationer af Otto Sinding.

      Kristiania 1891. Stor 8vo. 293 s. Illustrert.. Dekorert originalbind. Ex libris på forsats. Samtidig navnetrekk på smusstittelbladet. Et pent eksemplar. Uvanlig

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      LONDON: CASSELL, 1891.. 1st Edition. Hard Back. Good. Large quarto 40 colour plates Penned and portrayed by Walter Crane in his distinctive style this is the large paper edition limited to 250 copies of which this is number 3. Original decorative boards and dec. end papers with velum quarter binding. No inscriptions and book clean. Wear to corners of boards with shelf wear to paper cover at edges principally to top and bottom of boards. Copy of a scarce book by an eminent and collected illustrator.[internally vg] PLS see our image

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

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

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        Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1891. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Yes. 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.

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        Fairhaven, Washington 1891. Presented by the Fairhaven Land Company

      San Francisco: Elliot Publishing Company, 1891. First printing Original Lithotint. Folio (41.75" x 27.75"). Very Good Condition. Professionally restored. Rebacked on Rice Paper. A large handsome depiction of this coastal Washington boom town laid out on the shores of Bellingham Bay, and a particularly compelling example of the promotional power of the bird's eye view. It shows the town already much developed, but with many choice lots still unoccupied. A railroad line runes along the waterfront, the bay is busy with steam vessels, and a lumber mill and stands of conifers at the edge of town carry the suggestion of a great natural resource nearby. Fairhaven failed in its bid against Seattle to become the commercial hub of Washington, joining with Sehome, Whatcom, and Bellingham to form the city of Bellingham shortly after 1900. ( Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest. Derek Hayes Pp 181)

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        "The Search through Gus' Pockets"

      n.p. n.d. n.p., n.d.. 9" x 7" (image size). Pen and black ink on paper, signed "Kemble", inscribed as title in pencil. Literature: Published in The Century Magazine, May 1891. Reed, The Illustrator in America, p. 20 . Edward Windsor Kemble (1861-1933) is best-known for his superb illustrations of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Puddin' Head Wilson, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and several of Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories. He was a self-taught artist, whose work "reveals a strong sense of humor and an acute observation of character-" He had a special empathy for Black characters and drew them with an understanding and geniality uncommon in his day" (Reed, p. 20).

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        Nordens fjärilar.

      Handbok i Sveriges, Norges, Danmarks och Finlands macrolepidoptera. Med 900 färglagda afbildningar å 50 taflor och 35 figurer i texten. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag. Ivar Haeggströms Boktryckeri 1891. 4:o. (4),LII,277,(1) s. + 50 planscher. Originalskinnryggband med klotklädda pärmar. Titel i guld på främre pärm och rygg. Blekt och lätt fläckad rygg. 29 x 23,5 cm

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        LA TRIBUNA ILLUSTRATA ANNO SECONDO 1891, Roma, La Tribuna Illustrata, 1891

      27x 38, fascicoli sciolti, fogli interni abbastanza buoni, con qualche strappetto riparato e macchioline. In alcune pagine sono state ritagliate piccole immagini. Ogni rivista è di 16 pagine con pubblicità e magnifiche illustrazioni. Totale pagine intera annata 814. (manca la copertina del fascicolo n. 34 del 30 agosto) Direttore V. Morello, con Vittorio Casaliger. responsabile. Vengono pubblicati alcuni romanzi a puntate e scritti e racconti vari di : Bourget Paolo, Claretie G., Daudet Alfonso, Doctor Mysticus, Feuillet, Luzzatto A., Martini Felice, Morello V., Rochel, Spagnolo E., Theuriet ed altri. In tutta l'annata ci sono centinaia di fotografie di personaggi, vedute, avvenimenti di spettacolo e storici. Notevoli i disegni e le" riproduzioni di quadri ottocenteschi di buon livello", molte immagini anche a doppia pagina a colori. Diamo elenco dei vari pittori, disegnatori ed illustratori : Attanasio N., Baubaudo, Berbella C., Bocchino Vincenzo, Bompiani Augusto, Bompiani R oberto, Bourget Paolo (ritratto), Bruschi Domenico, Cervi P., Ciani G., Faustini Modesto, Ferrarinin G., Gilbert V., Guardabassi C., Guardabassi M., Lancellotti Marcella, LIONNE, Micalil G., Muziano Gerolamo.Primoli - conte, Salvetti A.,Salvetti G., Santoro Rubens, Sartorio G.A., Senet Raffaele, Simoni G., Spinetti Mario, Stoppoloni A., Swedomsky Paolo, Tabanelli C. (numerosi), This Ghastone, Tiratelli Cesare, Tusquetz R. Viligiardi ed altri. Vanno poi evidenzia due belle illustrazioni a colori di BASILIO CASCELLA : sul num.6 dell'8 febbraio " AMICI INFANZIA" e sul numero 10 dell'8 marzo "IL PACCO POSTALE A NAPOLI"

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        Det forjættede Land. 3 bd.

      (Muld. Det forjættede Land. Dommens Dag). Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1891-95. Indbundet i det originale komponerede hellærred.. Pænt ekspl. med en ubetydelig slitage

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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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        Trætte mænd.

      Kristiania 1891. 8vo. 349 s. Orig. helsjirtingbd. Svakt slitt

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly 1891-1906.

      32 volumes. Burleigh Street, Strand, London & George Newnes, London 1891-1906. Richly illustrated with wood-cut pictures. Bound in the original uniform light blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and a Victorian London cityscape on the front cover. Very good+, with a bit of edgewear. A few of the volumes have a contemporary name on the flyleaf and a few have a sligthly weak inner hinge. Last volume has a smaller, professional repair.. A straight run of the first 32 volumes of The Strand Magazine, not least famous for the publications of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories illustrated by Sidney Paget. In these volumes are the complete first editions of 'The Hound of Baskervilles' (serialised in 1901-2), and the short stories later collected in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' and 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Volume six contains the dramatic 'death' of Sherlock Holmes in 'The Final Problem'. The Strand Magazine is also a brilliant source of Victorian entertainment and mentality

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      London: British Literary Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1891. Hardcover. Extra Illustrated; Color Plates; color and B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; lii, 263; ci, 278 pages; THE CROWN EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS - THESE 2 VOLUMES BEING THE EXTRA ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE ALDINE POETS [ 2 vols]. Limited Edition #2 of 10 so noted on limitation page. Uniformly bound in inlaid red leather [front and back covers], with gilt borders and floral designs, raised bands on spines, inside covers also inlaid leather with heavily gilt designs, silk moire free endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon markers, each frontis hand coloured, with interior hand-coloured engravings, and original water colours, with tissue guards. All edges gilt. .

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        Die Officinellen Pflanzen der Pharmacopoea Germanica für Pharmaceuten und Mediciner besprochen und durch Originalabbildungen erläutert

      First edition of the first section. 4to. pp. [2], 64 and 40 hand colored plates. Cloth spine and Original papered boards (rubbed, worn and stained). Head and tail of spine neatly restored. Pages and plates are clean. Kohl's Officinellen Pflanzen appeared in 35 sections (Lieferungen) between 1891 and 1895 and included 170 hand colored plates. This volume contains the first section Lieferung 1-8 with plates 1-40 and 64 pages of text descriptions. [Nissen BBI 1086].

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        WORKS. Set of 11 volumes, SIGNED presentation copies from the author to Lady Portsmouth with 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS

      London & Edinburgh: Williams & Norgate, 1891-1900. Hardcover. Seven of the volumes have the cloth evenly sunned, corners a little bumped, extremities slightly rubbed. Very Good to Fine. Eleven volumes bound in publisher's purple cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. Published separately, not as a set, and here comprising most of the books issued (a manuscript index laid in indicates that 17 volumes were originally sent to Lady Portsmouth): FIRST PRINCIPLES with Spencer's SIGNATURE tipped in; PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS in two volumes, each INSCRIBED "from the author" and each with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Spencer tipped in; PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY in three volumes, each INSCRIBED "from the author" and two with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Spencer tipped in; PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY in two volumes with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Spencer tipped into one volume; and ESSAYS: SCIENTIFIC, POLITICAL, & SPECULATIVE in three volumes, one volume INSCRIBED "from the author" and all three with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Spencer tipped in. The main canon of Spencer's philosophy was his theory of evolution (a term he popularized), especially as it applied to the study of society. His development of evolutionary theory actually predated Darwin's major works. Spencer also coined the term "survival of the fittest" in his PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY first published in 1864.

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        Good-Bye My Fancy: 2nd Annex to Leaves of Grass

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. Signed by Walt Whitman below frontispiece photograph. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep and inked name and date on 2nd ffep, slight character soiling to fep and ffep, else textblock immaculate and tight. Light shelf wear to the original binding, light fraying to corners, edges, and head and foot of spine, bumped corners, else binding very clean and tight. This is Whitman's last book prior to his death in 1892. 66p; Myerson a13; BAL 21440. . Signed By Author. First Edition/First State. Gilt Embossed Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Frontispeice Photograph. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Map of Blocks No. 5,6,& 7 Houston and Great Northern Rail Road Company Surveys in Reeves County, Texas Owned by William Walter Phelps

      Texas: Houston and Great Northern Rail Road Company, 1891. A UNIQUE MAP OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD'S SURVEY OF REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS Lithograph Sheet size: approx. 24" x 40 4/5" . Book.

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        Three Autograph Letters To His Publisher, Signed, Dated 1891

      Harrow on the Hill [London], 1891. Three handwritten letters to the London publisher Swan Sonnenschein, dated between April 7-18, 1891. Four, two, and three pages respectively. Each on a single octavo sheet, folded once to make four ca. 18cm x 11cm pages. Each letter neatly penned in ink in Kropotkin's hand, datemarked "Harrow on the Hill" (a neighborhood of London); each signed, "P. Kropotkin." Minor toning at folds and margins, else Fine. & & A fascinating series of letters relating to publication of Kropotkin's major book Fields, Factories, and Workshops, a popularization of his Communist Anarchist philosophy intended for workingmen and general readers. In the first letter, dated April 7th, Kropotkin pitches his concept of the book, to be based upon "...articles which I lately contributed to The Nineteenth Century upon the necessity of combining Agriculture with Industry, & Brain work with Manual work." He goes on to list the articles he will use, promising to undertake necessary revisions and updating of statistics; he predicts the book "...will make about 55,000 words with the Appendix, and might be published, I suppose, in a 4/o volume...Would you like to undertake the publication of this book?" The answer was apparently in the affirmative, as Kropotkin's next letter responds (negatively) to the publisher's idea of including the book in their "Social Science Series": " opinion is, that the book which I propose to publish is not one which might suitably be published in that Series...its character is different, and it appeals to another set of readers." But in the final letter, written on April 18th, Kropotkin seems to yield on this point; he agrees with the publisher's proposal to bring the book out at 5 shillings, then goes on to discuss royalties (1-1/2d to the shilling) and requests an advance of 60 pounds. & & Fields, Factories, and Workshops was finally published in 1899, under the Hutchinson imprint, and was soon recognized as a foundation work of the Anarchist movement; it is now considered a major classic of political philosophy and is probably Kropotkin's most-read work. The circumstances accounting for the near decade lapse between Kropotkin's conception of the book and its eventual publication are murky; however, the fact that Swan Sonnenschein did not bring out the first edition, but did later issue a popular edition of the work (in 1901), suggests to us that publication may have been delayed due to a misunderstanding over which publisher in fact had rights to the book. Whatever the case, this remains a scarce and historically important series of letters, with real content, by the widely-acknowledged Father of modern Communist Anarchism.

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        Usambara und seine Nachbargebiete - Allgemeine Darstellung des nordöstlichen Deutsch-Ostafrika und seiner Bewohner auf Grund einer im Auftrag der Deutsch-Ostafrikanischen Gesellschaft im Jahre 1890 ausgeführten Reise,

      Berlin, Reimer, 1891,. Erstausgabe, gr.8°, XI, 375 S. mit 24 ethnographischen Abb., 2 Textplatten und 4 Notenseiten im Original sowie als originalgetreues Reprint der dazugehörigen 4teiligen Kartenbeilage (in der Originalgröße, ca. 91cm x 80cm aus dem Fines Mundi Verlag) - so komplett, mit den beiden original Einbanddeckeln, der rote original Leinenrücken fehlt, durch Stempel ordentlich makuliertes Bibliotheksexemplar, Einband mit Randabschabungen und stellenweise fleckig, Besitzervermerk von alter Hand auf Vorsatzs., Stempel und Ziffernvermerk auf Vorsatz- und Titels., Vorsätze ein wenig fingerspurig, sonst altersgemäß gutes, saubers Exemplar, Buchblock stabil. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne Bilder per Email oder lassen den Rücken fachgerecht in Stand setzen. (spe) Karten: Blätter 1-4: 'Karte des nordöstlichen Deutsch-Ostafrika für die Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft aufgenommen, construiert und gezeichnet von Dr. Oscar Baumann', Geologische Übersichts-Skizze, Skizze der annäherungsweisen Vertheilung der Bevölkerungsdichtigkeit, Ethnographische Übersichts-Karte, Übersichts-Skizze der Vertheilung der Hauptnahrungsmittel, 5: Karte der Küste zwischen Wanga und Kwale, 6: Karte der Umgebung von Tanga, 7: Die Umgebung von Mlalo, 8: Planskizze von Tanga.

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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).

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      W.H. Kuhl Berlin: W.H. Kühl. 1891. portfolio, half cloth spine, cloth-covered boards.. Facsimilo-Lichtdruck nach den Originalen der Staatsbibliothek zu Breslau Hergestellt von der Reichsdruckfrei. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin. Portfolio with three maps from Gerhard Mercator in 41 loose plates. Illustrates Europe in 15 leaves, the British Isles in 8 leaves and a world map in 18 leaves. Two pages of text in German. Bookplate from the Long Island Historical Society on the front paste-down. Portfolio is soiled with chipping and cracking to spine. Corners are worn. Map leaves are chipped and brittle, with loss of paper along the edges of the plates. .

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      Dresden: Gilbers'sche Konigl. Hof-Verlagsbuchhandlung, [1891-93]. Contents a little dusty, covers with some rubbing and a chip to spine foot, but complete and sound. Three volumes, large folio (20" tall). [viii], 31p. 150 plates. Two separate portfolios with an additional 47 loose plates, (197 plates altogether). Some of the plates are mounted color plates, a few are chromolithographs highlighted in gilt. Bound in quarter red morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., gilt spine titles, the portfolios are in similar style with gilt cover titles Rare. Avery Collection p. 515

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        Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise and Ptilonorhynchidae, and Bower-Birds

      London: Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co, 1891-98. 2 volumes in 8 original parts, large folio. (22 3/16 x 15 1/16 inches). Smaller format letterpress "Notice to Subscribers" tipped in at front of part VI, smaller format "Completion of the work" notice from the publishers tipped in at front of part VIII. 79 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates by William Mathew Hart, after his own drawings (52) and John Gould (20) or John Gerrard Keulemans (7), 13 uncoloured illustrations. Original pictorial grey paper-covered boards, dark blue cloth spines, the upper cover of each part with the letterpress title beneath a large wood-engraved title vignette, the eight parts contained in two dark green morocco-backed cloth boxes, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools. A very fine copy of this, the first monograph devoted to these remarkable birds and the "last of the fine bird books" (Fine Bird Books p.107). This copy, in original parts, with the best colouring of any copy that we have handled in past forty years. The remarkable-looking Birds of Paradise have captivated western science since Magellan first brought back a skin of such a creature in 1522. The skins, highly prized by East Indian natives, was given by the ruler of Batchian (in the Mollucas) as a gift to the King of Spain. The legs and wings of the bird, however, had been removed when skinned, presumably to better show its impressive plumage. When asked why the bird had no wings or feet, the natives replied that none were needed as the bird simply floated in its heavenly paradise. Thus, the earliest descriptions of the species, and indeed even its scientific naming by Linnaeus in the 18th century as Paradisaea apoda (legless bird of paradise), perpetuated that myth. Due to the remote nature of their rain forest habitat in New Guinea, it was not until the mid-19th century that these remarkable birds were first scientifically observed and accurately described. Gould had intended to publish a the first monograph devoted to the birds of paradise following completion of his Birds of New Guinea, but he did not live to do so. When Sharpe took over the task of completing that work, he appealed for subscribers for the proposed monograph. The response was clearly enthusiastic as within three years the first part of the present work was published. Some of the plates had previously appeared in Gould's Birds of New Guinea as "Messrs. Sotheran purchased the stock of Gould's works after his death [and] acquired the stones with which he had intended to illustrate his Monograph... Many of them were broken or otherwise damaged, and of these some have been redrawn or replaced by new plates by Mr. Hart. Since Gould's time, however, many marvelous new species have been discovered, and these have been described and figured in the present work" (Appendix). As the small format slip in part six makes clear, the timing of the publication of the work could not have been better, as so many beautiful new species were discovered whilst the work was in preparation that Sharpe felt justified in extending the size of the work from six to eight parts. Copies of this work were issued at a later date with inferior hand-colouring. The quality of the colouring of the plates in the present copy is outstanding, and it is only with examples of this work in the original parts that the colouring can be guaranteed to be contemporary with the original publication dates. Copies such as the present example are very rare: only three are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.107; Nissen IVB 581; Ripley 263; Wood, p.565; Zimmer, p.581.

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        Unai no tomo (A Child's Friends; Japanese folk toys)

      A rare work of high artistic and ethnographic importance, the first comprehensive illustrated book on the subject, and a source of inspiration for the Mingei movement: it has since inspired such artists as Munakata Shiko and served as a reference for historians, anthropologists, ethnographers and collectors. 10 volumes were published separately, some at wide intervals, from 1891 to 1923. Offered are 3 consecutive early volumes from the first printing signed with seals (volumes ii-iv), complete in the publisher's blind-blocked wrappers with mounted title slips with 145 pages of captioned, full color (nishiki-e) woodblock prints, many extraordinary, showing at least 243 toys: Of the 133 prints, some have additional hand brushed color, 45 have applied gold or silver leaf and 12 are double-page, the woodblock printing superbly executed with finely detailed impressions and fresh colors. Shimizu was a student of Hiroshige III and had long contemplated the preparation of the work. His long intimacy with these handcrafted vintage toys and the deep connections they held for him, (all from his connoisseur's collection), resulted in a series of exquisite designs in which color, form and function all become one. There aren't just a few highlights: there are many; and their ability to create references to Japanese history, culture, religion and family life is endlessly surprising. AVAILABILITY: Rare: A worldwide catalog search finds 1 institutional holding at Waseda University for an incomplete set with volumes i-viii. SHIMIZU: The leading Meiji period collector of omocho (toys) including the varieties of ningyo (dolls). Artist, calligrapher, and head of a wealthy Tokyo trading company, he studied poetry (haikai) with Kozando Sangetsu and painting with Hiroshige III, holding in trust important Ando Hiroshige artifacts including his seals. In 1880 he founded the Takeuma-kai (Hobbyhorse Club) for advancing the enjoyment and study of the many forms of traditional Japanese folk toys and in 1906 he curated the first known exhibition of Japanese folk toys in Japan, the Kodomo Hakurankai (Children's Exhibition): many of the items were from his collection. In 1909 he founded the influential Odomokai (Adult's or Connoisseur's Club) that greatly advanced the appreciation of these symbols of Japanese culture, handmade from common materials and usually sold on ennichi or link-days, many originally derived from amulets and talismans rooted in Shinto and traditional Japanese folklore. FORMAT: Publisher's blind blocked camel wrappers with 18 different embossed toy designs, 9 on each wrapper with mounted 183 mm beige paper title slips printed in black, on the inside of each wrapper, one of two variations of a tiered, pale turquoise & white, stylized landscape woodblock print after a Shimizu design with a flying, honking crane (air), stand of trees (earth) and sea turtle (ocean), 6 decorative prints in all, 3 in 1 variation, 3 in the other, volumes bound with the original 4-stab holes string bound Fukuro-toji bindings with protective corner caps (kadogire). SIZE: Covers: 173 x 250 mm (6.8 x 9.8 inches). Pages: 143 x 203 mm (5.63 x 7.99 inches) within a single frame border. CONDITION DETAIL: Vols. III and IV: Good+: Vol. II: G. Owner Markings: Upper Wrappers in each volume with 33 x 39 mm (1.3 x 1.5 inches) Japanese ex-libris stamp. Six Inner Wrapper Landscape Prints: Excellent, except upper in volume iv with fore-edge chip. Toy Prints: 8-9 pages per volume with toning or scattered spotting: some pages with very light tip bends, light tip bends in vol. ii, 2 pages with a gentle top corner crease in vol. iii. Interleaf Guards: Well-preserved throughout, 1 with lower edge wear. Covers: soiled with rubs but decorative designs are very good, upper wrapper in vol. ii with 7 x 15 mm section neatly sliced off at foot of spine, no designs missing, lower wrappers with bottom corner and spine edge wear. Title Slips: soiled: vol. ii with rubs, characters well-inked and clear. Cord Bindings: Excellent, kadogire with minor wear. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete on a handmade, ivory Japanese paper; 170 pages, 145 pages with prints with 133 prints, 12 double-page, showing at least 243 toys or sets, 45 prints with applied gold or silver leaf, some with interleaf tissue guards, title pages with interleaf tissue guards, preface in grass script and colophon in each volume, text with seals, prints on numbered sheets in vol. ii (26 sheets) and vol. iv (25 sheets), unnumbered in vol. iii (but 25 sheets); vol. ii with 59 pages and 45 prints, 3 double-page, showing 88 toys; vol. iii with 56 pages and 44 prints, 5 double-page, showing 83 toys; and vol. iv with 55 pages and 44 prints, 4 double-page, showing 72 toys; 6, 2, and 5 seals and 6, 10, and 7 interleaf guards respectively. PUBLISHING HISTORY: volume i published in 1891, volumes ii-v in 1911, volume vi in 1913, volumes vii-x posthumously with print designs by painter, Nishizawa Tekiho [1889-1965], vii in 1917, viii in 1921 and ix-x in 1923; 2nd edition published 1924 by Geisodo, and 3rd edition in 1965 with English notes. REFERENCE: OCLC no. 54725879. Not in Kokusho so mokuroku or Ryerson. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1891. 25 volumes bound in 17, octavo (172 × 118 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, red pebble-grained cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. The Charles Dickens edition. With The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster in two volumes. A handsome set.

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        Nine Volumes of Honore de Balzac

      96 - Paris - Calmann Levy, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of nine works by Honore de Balzac from the library of fashion designer, Hardy Amies, with his decorative bookplate to the front pastedown. Louis Lambert 1896, L'Illustre Gaudissart 1895, Le Lys Dans La Vallee 1896, Ursule Mirouet 1894, Modeste Mignon 1895, Beatrix 1895, Volume One of Splendeurs et Miseres des Courtisanes 1891, and Volumes One and Two of Les Petits Bourgeois 1895. Each work has the original front board bound in. Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, 1909-2003, was a British dressmaker and fashion designer, famous asQueen Elizabeth II's dressmaker, and London's longest surviving couturier. Condition: Inmarbled paper-coveredbindings. Externally,some shelfwear, with sunning to the spines. There is fading to the boards of Les Petits Bourgeois Volume One. Some of the joints are just starting. The rear joint of Beatrix is cracked, with some lifting, and the front joint of Splendeurs et Miseres is cracked, with the spine lifting. Some of the hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, and browned, ascommonwith French books ofthis period. There are occasional chips to the margins of Ursule Mirouet. Overall: VERY GOOD, with Beatrix and Splendeurs Overall: Good..

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        [The Cambridge Shakespeare]. The Works of Shakespeare

      1891. A Finely Bound Set of ShakespeareSHAKESPEARE, William. WRIGHT, William Aldis (editor). [The Cambridge Shakespeare]. The Works of Shakespeare. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891. Third edition (revised) of the Cambridge Shakespeare. Nine octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 213 x 144 mm.).Handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed on the verso of the front-free endpaper) ca. 1950, in three-quarter dark-green crushed levant morocco ruled in gilt, over green cloth boards. Spines panelled and lettered in gilt with four different gilt center tools, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine and immaculate set.“The Works of William Shakespeare (1863-6), edited by William George Clark, with at first W. Aldis Wright and later John Glover as collaborators, was published in nine volumes by Macmillan, but printed at the University Press, so that it became known as the Cambridge Shakespeare. This important edition was based on a ‘thorough collation of the four Folios and of all the Quarto editions of the separate plays, and of subsequent editions and commentaries’ (preface), so that in textual matters it constitutes a virtual variorum. Prefaces provide accounts of the early textual history of each of the works, and the volumes include the texts of first quartos of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the quartos relating to Henry V, The First Part of the Contention (2 Henry VI), and Richard Duke of York (3 Henry VI). Clark and Wright used the Cambridge edition as the basis for the influential one-volume Globe Shakespeare. Both the Cambridge and the Globe editions were revised in 1891” (The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare).

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