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        Paradisea decora [Grey-chested Bird of Paradise]

      London: Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co., 1891-98. Hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart, printed by Mintern Brothers. Very good condition. 22 3/16 x 15 1/16 inches. A beautiful print from Sharpe's 'Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds'. Sharpe's work on the most spectacular of all bird families depicts the birds of paradise in all their glowing splendor, whilst the bower birds are pictured with their elaborately constructed "bowers", surrounded by the shells, bones and other small found objects with which they decorate the bower thresholds in an instinctive attempt to provide the finest backdrop to their highly elaborate courtship displays. R. Bowdler Sharpe was John Gould's assistant for many years and was the only man knowledgeable enough and sufficiently attuned to the famous ornithologist's vision to complete several of his works. Sharpe's comments in his monograph strike a chord with contemporary feelings on the preservation of endangered species. Writing of the then current fashion for decorating women's hats with the feathers of rare Birds of Paradise, he concludes 'What will be said in the future by the civilized world and its scientific investigators when they find that we had the chance of learning the habits of these extraordinary birds, and allowed them to pass out of existence for the adornment of our women-folk, with scarcely a word of protest'. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.142; Nissen IVB 865; Whittel p.663; Wood p.565; Zimmer p.581.

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

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

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

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

      Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1891.. 1st edition. 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial upper board (some light marks to lower board; corners lightly scuffed - otherwise bright VG). Pp. 48, illus with coloured plates and b&w illus in text by H. J. Johnstone, T. J. Hughes, R. Carrick, Emily J. Harding, Marcella Walker and A.W. Hall (some light spotting to pages - plates bright and unmarked; previous owner's inscription in contemporary hand on half title). .

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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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!

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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.

      [Bookseller: Florida Mountain Book Co.]
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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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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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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

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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