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        The Count of Monte Cristo (complete in four volumes)

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. These books are clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked. There is a book plate on the front paste down of each book. The spine is lightly rubbed at the ends with some minor pull tears and mildly age darkened. It has black end papers and 394, 396, 402, 452 bright, clear pages, gilt edged at the top, illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece andblack & whitebound in green cloth covered boards with elaborate dense gilt designs on the front and spine. There are gilt titles on the spine.

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        Autograph letter signed to his friend and patron, Oskar Grohe

      2 pp. Octavo. Dated April 1, 1891. In German (with translation). Regarding the forthcoming first performance of his cantata, Christnacht.& & "Please be so kind as to let me know directly, or through Weingartner, if the orchestral rehearsals of Christnacht have already started and how they have gone so far. Please also send word as to when the dress rehearsal is scheduled. If only you could get Weingartner to write me a note!" . Wolf's cantata, Christnacht, to a text by August Graf von Platen-Hallermünde, was first performed under the noted Austrian conductor Felix Weingartner (1863-1942) on April 9, 1891 in Mannheim, "the last concert to be conducted by Weingartner at Mannheim before he left to take up an appointment with the Berlin Opera." Walker: Hugo Wolf, p. 285. & & Apparently conceived as the composer's "answer to Bach's Christmas Oratorio..." & & "... The first sketches for the work are dated Christmas Eve 1886... In a letter to Oskar Grohe (26 February 1891), Wolf wrote that he had conceived the composition as a portrait of Christ's personality in two manifestations, the child and the ‘Weltüberwinders’, or hero who overcame the world. At the end, these themes and other musical ideas merge and unfold ‘with tongues of flame the dogma of God made man and of salvation’, he told Grohe, adding that if the execution did not keep pace with the concept it was ‘nobody's fault but my own’... Christnacht has much to commend it and many admirable effects in the lengthy orchestral introduction alone... But Wolf being neo-Bachian/Lisztian in huge brass-laden choruses is Wolf being bombastic, especially in the chorus of believers (Platen indicates shepherds here, but this was insufficiently solemn for his purposes, so Wolf told Grohe, hence their new designation as ‘Gläubigen’) and the final chorus, and the work is in consequence not an unmitigated success..." & & Wolf "intensified the expressive vocabulary of the lied by means of extended tonality and post-Wagnerian declamation while retaining the defining elements of the song tradition he had inherited from Schubert and Schumann. Profoundly responsive to poetry, he incorporated detailed readings of his chosen poems in the compositional decisions he made about every aspect of song: harmonic nuances, tonal form, melodic design, vocal declamation, pianistic texture, the relationship of voice to piano, etc. Seeking an art ‘written with blood’, he went below the surface of poetry – even where his musical purposes were inevitably distinct from the poet's – in order to recreate it in music of remarkable intensity, written, as he once proclaimed, for epicures, not amateurs." Eric Sams and Susan Youens in Grove online

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      London: Ward, Lock & Co.,, 1891. Small quarto. Original half vellum, gilt-lettered bevelled gray paper boards, olive endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a quarter purple morocco slipcase and chemise. Corners and joints professionally repaired, spine and boards toned, minor cracks to hinges, a little light spotting to blanks but overall text clean and fresh. An excellent copy. Rare and most desirable large-paper first signed limited edition, number 194 of only 250 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and signed by Wilde, of his only novel. Considered by many to be his greatest work, it combined the supernatural elements of the Gothic novel with the sins of French decadent fiction. Wilde insists in the Preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That's all" (p. vi). Critics nevertheless attacked the work for its immorality. Though Wilde claimed, "I wrote this book entirely for my own pleasure… Whether it becomes popular or not is a matter of absolute indifference to me," he also responded to critics: "Leave my book, I beg you, to the immortality that it deserves." Dorian Gray first appeared in Lippincott's magazine simultaneously in Philadelphia and London, on June 20, 1890. This publication was immediately followed by publication of an unauthorized, pirated version of the tale, printed June 22, 1890 in New York by M. J. Ivers & Co. Wilde then substantially revised the work and added six new chapters. This deluxe signed edition is of considerably greater rarity and value than the unsigned first trade edition issued three months earlier. At least one contemporary review praised this edition in particular: "the book, with its unique and piquant binding and lettering, its characteristic title page and yet more characteristic preface, is a delight to eye and hand" (Glasgow Herald). Title page, half title, and cover designed by Charles Ricketts, who designed the bindings of many Wilde volumes.

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        The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated monthly

      London: George Newnes, , 1891—95. 10 vols, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and illustration to front covers in black, titles to spine in black and gilt. Illustrated throughout by various artists including Sidney Paget. The first eight volumes in bright cloth, the cover of volume 3 rubbed, the last two a little mottled, all with bright spines, an attractive set. Volumes 2 - 8 contain the first appearance of Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Also included are works by Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, A. J. Raffles and many others.

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        ROUND THE WORLD WITH TRAIN A TYPHOON BEING THE CONFESSIONS OF A PRIVATE SECRETARY CONCERNING A TOUR OF THE WORLD IN SIXTY-SEVEN DAYS

      Boston: The Round the World Publishing Company, [1891].. [6],3,[3],312pp., printed in double columns, profusely illustrated with hundreds of half tones from original photographs, as well as in-text illustrations, plus a double-page map illustrating the route of the trip. Oblong 12mo. Original pictorial rust-colored cloth, gilt, spine gilt. Front joint cracked, holding by cloth, titlepage loosening. Light even tanning. Very good. A marvelous, illustrated account of a round the world trip by the noted American businessman, Presidential candidate, and eccentric, George Francis Train. Train was active in organizing clipper ship service around Cape Horn, in constructing the western portion of the transcontinental railroad, and in Australian business and civic life as well. In 1872 he ran for President of the United States. Train was also a prolific traveller, and made his first lightning trip around the world in 1870, which is believed to have been an inspiration for Jules Verne's AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. In 1890, Train made his third circumnavigation, this time completing the trip in sixty-seven days. This volume, written by Samuel W. Wall, Train's secretary, records the journey. The copious photographic half tones are from Wall's original photographs taken during the trip, and other illustrations were drawn by G.H. Blair. The trip began in Tacoma, Washington, and then proceeded across the Pacific with stops in Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon, Aden, Suez, Port Said, various places in Europe, then to England and Ireland, and finally to New York and back to Tacoma. Wall used a Kodak camera to record the trip, and each page of illustrations carries three circular views. There are sixty-six views of Japan, thirty of Hong Kong, twenty-one of Singapore, twenty-one of Ceylon, and on through the other places visited. In all, there are some three hundred half tone illustrations from Wall's original photographs. The text describes the trip in great detail, and carries a bit of a humorous tone (as do some of the photographs). This book is not listed in Smith's bibliography of American travellers abroad, though it certainly fits the criteria and Smith includes other works by Train (but none by Wall). OCLC locates eleven copies, but in our experience this book is scarce in the market. OCLC 9188459.

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        Last Series. Bush Friends in Tasmania

      London,, 1891.. Folio, with coloured plates; original cloth, the spine and upper board elaborately gilt, all edges gilt, spine beginning to loosen. First edition of this handsome continuation of Meredith's 1860 series of nature studies in picture and verse. This edition was limited to 700 numbered copies, signed by the author.

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        Tim: A story of school life

      Macmillan and Co., London and New York, 1891. First American edition.. Hardback.. Very good condition./No dust jacket. . Light wear to extremities. Cover slightly soiled. Slight spotting to front endpapers. Sections of text beginning to loosen, binding still very sound. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        The Supreme Court of the United States: Its History - and Its Centennial Celebration, February 4th, 1890. Prepared under the Direction of the Judiciary Centennial History

      Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891. First edition. 4to. Profusely illustrated with 53 portraits of Supreme Court Justices, from paintings and photographs. xvi, 745 pp. Original blue cloth, with gilt-stamped seal of the US Supreme Court on upper cover, hinges cracked, rear cover and endpapers waterstained, internally near fine . Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Earl Warren / New York City / Sept 15, 1957." On September 4, 1957, Governor Orville Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to block 9 Afro-American students who had registered to attend Little Rock Central High School as a result of the Warren Court's decision on Brown vs. Board of Education in May, 1954. After several weeks of tension, on September 24 President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock to escort the students into Central High. He federalized the entire 10,000 member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Governor Orval Faubus. A marvelous association copy

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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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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE [with] THE POET OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE [with] THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST-TABLE [with] OVER THE TEACUPS

      New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1891-1895). Very slightest rubbing, about fine and very attractive, bookplates in each volume. Eight volumes. Bound by S. David in 3/4 brown crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy ornamentation

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        Die große Kurve. 1976. [Öl auf Holzfaserplatte / oil paint on wood fibreboard].

      0 - Ernst Hermann „Herm" Dienz geboren 8. Oktober 1891 in Koblenz, gestorben 26. August 1980 in Siegburg. Original gerahmtes Ölbild auf Holzfaserplatte, rückseitig von Herm Dienz beschriftet, datiert und signiert. Maße: 60,0 x 50,0 cm. In sehr gutem Zustand. Original framed oil paint on wood fibreboard, backside labeled, dated and signed by Herm Dienz. Measure: 60,0 x 50,0 cm. Fine condition.

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        Flore médicale comprenant les éléments botaniques, propriétés et usages des plantes. 1er fascicule.

      Imprimerie Rattina Modéliar, Pondichéry 1891 1 (of 5) vols. 8vo. Original green and red wrappers. 23 pp. One very rare treatise on the medical properties of the lawsonia - alba plant (henna) and aristolochia indica plant (= birthwort), including a list of plants for antidotes for snake and scorpion poisson, with the plantnames in Latin and concordant Tamil (in Tamil/ Indian type) written by A. Sada (= Sadasswanaiker), shopkeeper at the colonial garden at Pondichéry, India. Fine set. Rheder, Bradley Bibliography, III, p. 92 (only fascicule 1) ; not in Stafleu. (TZ) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

      London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1891 - Small quarto. Original half vellum, gilt-lettered bevelled gray paper boards, olive endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a quarter purple morocco slipcase and chemise. Corners and joints professionally repaired, spine and boards toned, minor cracks to hinges, a little light spotting to blanks but overall text clean and fresh. An excellent copy. Rare and most desirable large-paper first signed limited edition, number 194 of only 250 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and signed by Wilde, of his only novel. Considered by many to be his greatest work, it combined the supernatural elements of the Gothic novel with the sins of French decadent fiction. Wilde insists in the Preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That's all" (p. vi). Critics nevertheless attacked the work for its immorality. Though Wilde claimed, "I wrote this book entirely for my own pleasure Whether it becomes popular or not is a matter of absolute indifference to me," he also responded to critics: "Leave my book, I beg you, to the immortality that it deserves." Dorian Gray first appeared in Lippincott's magazine simultaneously in Philadelphia and London, on June 20, 1890. This publication was immediately followed by publication of an unauthorized, pirated version of the tale, printed June 22, 1890 in New York by M. J. Ivers & Co. Wilde then substantially revised the work and added six new chapters. This deluxe signed edition is of considerably greater rarity and value than the unsigned first trade edition issued three months earlier. At least one contemporary review praised this edition in particular: "the book, with its unique and piquant binding and lettering, its characteristic title page and yet more characteristic preface, is a delight to eye and hand" (Glasgow Herald). Title page, half title, and cover designed by Charles Ricketts, who designed the bindings of many Wilde volumes. Mason 329. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Intentions

      London McIlvaine 1891. G : in Good condition without dust jacket in clear protective wraps. Covers marked with ink stain to front cover First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 258pp.

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        The White Company

      London: Smith Elder & Co. 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.

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        Mite.

      Grimsby, England Robinson, Ernest A. 1891 - 38pp. Decorated with eight illustrations, seven of which are full-page. Published as "a curiosity," this book was the smallest in the world to be printed from movable type until Galileo from the Bros. Salmin in Padua. At the time of publication of Bondy’s Miniature Books, it was still considered to be the smallest English book thus printed. The text contains articles on various curiosities and trivial facts. This copy bears a printed presentation leaf to John Stirling, who served as Chief Constable for Grimsby. The apparent occasion was the opening of the Queen Mary Hostel in 1925. A very fine copy in a variant deluxe binding of full red leather, ornately titled in gilt. All edges red. Housed in the original miniature envelope with Robinson’s printed return address in the upper left corner, and with John Stirling’s name in holograph. (13/16 by 11/16; 21x18mm). (Bromer/Edison, pp. 115, 117; Spielmann 376; Bondy 99; Welsh 5067). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London, Ward, Lock, Bowden, & Co., 1891, 1891. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION First fully illustrated edition. 8vo., pp. 224 + (24) catalogue. Elegantly hand-bound in full red oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, black endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. Internally clean. An attractive copy of this first fully illustrated edition of the first Sherlock Holmes novel, which appeared in December 1891. The publication of 'A Study In Scarlet' is as follows; The first appearance was in Beeton's Christmas Annual, [November 1897] FIRST EDITION (in bookform, with six line drawings) published July 1888 (reprinted March 1889). SECOND EDITION (with 40 illustrations) published 1891. NB; Confusingly, the second edition has a printed leaf noting the edition as the 'Third Edition, Illustrated'. This is because the Beeton's Annual is listed as the first edition, thus the 'first' edition of 1888 becomes their 'Second edition' and the second becomes the 'third'. The bibliography as set out above is correct; the Beeton 'edition' being an appearance, and not the first edition in bookform. The same rule applies to other Sherlockian titles such as 'The Sign of Four', (which first appeared in Lippincott's Monthly) and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (first appearing in the Strand Magazine). De Waal. Green & Gibson [A1c]. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        Manuel du corps des sapeurs-pompiers de la ville de Gand. L'assurance, les secours, en cas d'incendie. (et Rapport annuel 1902)

      Imprimerie et Lithographie F. & R. Buyck, Frères, Gand 1891 In-8 relié, 317pp. 1 plan, 6 planches dépliantes, 1 grand tableau dépliant du service télégraphique des sapeurs-pompiers de Gand, 1 grand tableau de Gand indiquant les incendies pour lesquels le corps des sapeurs-pompiers a été requis depuis le 1er janvier 1874 jusqu'au 31 décembre 1898; 50pp. (opuscule L'Assurance, les secours en cas d'incendie et le service préventif par l'état), avec des photos in-texte; 33pp. du rapport annuel 1902 de la Ville de Gand. Belle reliure: plats de pleine percaline rouge, demi-cuir rouge, dos à 5 nerfs fleuronné. Premier plat avec titres gravés en doré. Très bel ensemble sur le corps des sapeurs-pompiers de la ville de Gand, enrichi de 4 photographies originales argentiques du début du siècle de sapeurs-pompiers gantois prenant la pose dans leur uniforme. (ac) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        The Forth Bridge in its Various Stages of Construction and Compared with the Most Notable Bridges of the World

      Edinburgh: R Grant & Son, [1891].. Second Edition. Blue stiff cloth covered card with gilt illustration and titles on front cover. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and bumped. Some marks and wear to spine. Endpapers foxed and occasional light marks within. Some pages slightly rubbed and cracked at folds. Inscribed on fep by previous owner. 233pp (Versos blank) :: 54 b/w plates some fold out :: 350mm x 420mm (14" x 17")

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        Lawn-Tennis.

      Paris, Tresse & Stock 1891 In-8, percaline bradel à coins, 44 pp, couvertures conservées. Envoi. 3 lettres autographes reliées dans le volume. Edition originale du premier texte de fiction français sur le tennis. Lawn-Tennis est une pièce de théâtre dont l'auteur lié avec Antoine se proposait de faire jouer en public. Malgré le réseau qui liait Gabriel Mourey à Guy de Maupassant, Debussy, Jules Bois, Paul Adam avec lesquels il avait travaillé et publié des poèmes ou des pièces de théâtre, son projet initial fut victime de la censure; un cours universitaire donné cette année-là à la Sorbonne a traité longuement de cette affaire. En effet la lettre-préface de Antoine annonce bien à Mourey qu' ?il se produit un incident curieux et dont je ne connais pas d'exemple, c'est-à-dire que votre pièce possible à la représentation entre intimes n'est pas jouable devant un public?. Les comédiens eux mêmes furent effrayés et redoutèrent la fermeture, sur un scandale, du célèbre Théâtre-Libre. Antoine, tout en faisant pression sur Mourey, dénonce ?cette hypocrisie toute Britannique spéciale au gens assemblés qui, individuellement, commettent un tas de saletés sans la moindre vergogne et qui rechignent aux vérités trop nettes.? A la fin de la pièce, Camille étrangle son amie Elaine qui vient pourtant de lui avouer son amour alors qu'elle est liée à un homme dont elle est enceinte. Cet homme, Dick, apparaît dans la dernière scène joyeux, agitant sa raquette, disant ?c'est à vous de servir?, tel Escamillo aparaissant triomphant à la fin de Carmen. Exemplaire exceptionnel et unique rendu encore plus précieux par l'envoi à l'éditeur Stock et trois lettres autographes signées de Mourey. La première, datée du 3 juin 1892, adressée à Stock faisant référence à une somme due à Lanier, l'imprimeur de l'ouvrage, nous donne la preuve que, en réalité, ce livre a été imprimé à compte d'auteur (ce qui a pu contribuer à son extrême rareté). La deuxième lettre datée du 22 Juillet 1889 est adressée à Savine. Elle concerne la préface donnée à Mourey pour les poèmes et ballades de A. C Swinburne par Guy de Maupassant: ?cet homme exquis m'a même promis de la faire passer dans quelque grand journal, supplément du Figaro par exemple. Ce serait un bon coup pour la vente. Acceptez donc, c'est un livre à audaces et bien moderne, mais qui ne risque point pourtant de prolonger votre séjour à Sainte-Pélagie.? La troisième lettre datée du 18 Décembre 1889, écrite à l'encre rouge, cite Rosny et annonce la préparation par Mourey d'une traduction de poèmes de Edgar Poe Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        COLOURED FIGURES OF THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS. LONDON. PORTER 1891-1897 (2A EDIZ.). 7 VOLL.

      In-8gr., bella leg. coeva in mz. marocchino marrone a fascia larga, con ampi angoli, dorso (leggermente scolorito) a cinque nervi con titoli impressi in oro negli scomparti, piatti in tela e sguardie marmorizzate, bel ex-libris nel primo foglio di risguardo; pp.XXXV-(1)-112, pp.IX-(1)-120, pp.IX-(1)-130, pp.IX-(1)-154, pp.IX-(1)-138, pp.IX-(1)-150, pp.IX-(1)-170, taglio sup. dorato; ritratto dell'Autore fotoinciso in antiporta nel 1vol.; 421 bellissime tavv., 357 cromolitografate e 64 colorate a mano all'epoca, da dis. di W.Foster (1 tav.), J.G.Keulemans (135 tavv.), G.E.Lodge (6tavv.), E.Neale (5 tavv.), J.Smit (1 tav.) e A.Thorburn (273 tavv.). Occasionali fioriture nel testo. Ottimo e raro esemplare.Anker, 308. Casey Wood p.436. Fine Bird Books (ediz.ital.) p.119. Freeman BNHB, 2244. Mullens-Swann p.354. Nissen IVB, 563. Ripley/Scribner p.172. Zimmer II, p.399.La seconda edizione di questo classico dell'ornitologia inglese venne stampato in sole 450 copie e differisce dalla prima (edita in 550 copie) solo per alcune tavole, stampate ex-novo e distribuite nelle parti VII-XVII (complessivamente l'opera venne pubblicata in 36 parti). Il lavoro e' famosa soprattutto per le magnifiche tavole (tutte ambientate) e in particolare per quelle eseguite dal famoso pittore-naturalista scozzese Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) (di grande suggestione e bellezza le tavole dedicate ai Rapaci, agli Anseriformi e agli Uccelli limicoli), che con quest'opera suggello' definitivamente il suo successo nel campo della pittura naturalistica. La tecnica cromolitografica impiegata viene considerata dalla critica tra le migliori in assoluto nel ritrarre soggetti ornitologici. Tra le tipografie impiegate per questo lavoro, sicuramente quelle che hanno fornito i migliori risultati nella tecnica di stampa cromolitografica sono la Chromo-Litho. Art Studio di Londra e la Litho.W.Greve di Berlino (Cfr. per maggiori informazioni: C.E.Jackson "Bird Illustrators" London 1975 p.120). Il testo dell'opera venne completato da O.Salvin in quanto Lord Lilford mori' nel 1896, un anno prima dell'uscita della prima edizione (1885-1897).

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        The Works Of Bret Harte

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

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        L'Italia geografica illustrata

      Milano; Sonzogno 1891 2 voll.; in 4°; pp. 706, 532 + 1 cartina geografica dell'Italia ripiegata più volte (ill. bn.); leg. in t.tela edit. ill.; 1^ ed. Grandiosa opera adorna di finissime incisioni corredata dalle carte geografiche delle regioni. Vol. I: Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Toscana, Emilia, Veneto, Lombardia e canton Ticino; vol. II: Piemonte, Liguria, Agro Nizzardo, Abruzzi e Molise, Campania, Puglie, Terra di Bari, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna e Corsica

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        MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR DE LA GRAVURE SUR BOIS ET SUR MÉTAL AU XVe SIÈCLE. Berlin, Librairie Albert Cohn. Leipzig 1891-1902.

      Bella ril. in tela coeva, titolo e motivo in oro al dorso, coperte originali conservate all?interno, cm 25x18, Tome premier contenant un catalogue des gravures xylographiques se rapportant a la Bible, l?histoire apocryphe et légendaire, la Sainte Trinité et la Sainte Vierge avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome deuxième contenant un catalogue des livres xylographiques se rapportant aux saints et saintes, sujets religieux, mystiques et prophanes, calendriers, alphabets, armoiries, portraits et suivi d?une specification des falsifications avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome troisième contenant un catalogue des gravures sur métal et des empreintes en pate suivi d?un supplement provisoire, d?une liste des marques et monogrammes Tome quatrième contenant un catalogue des livres xilographiques et xylo-chigraphiques indiquant les différences de toutes les éditions existantes avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques. Tome quatrième contenant un catalogue des livres xilographiques et xylo-chigraphiques indiquant les différences de toutes les éditions existantes avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques avec des notes critiques, bibliographiques et iconologiques.pp complessive 1546, nel IV vol. numerose riproduzioni di materiali iconografici. Ex libris. Ediz. in sole 300 copie. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Mite

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

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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.

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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.

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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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        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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        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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        The Works of William Shakespeare Edited by William Aldis Wright

      London & New York: Macmillan & Co, 1891- 1893. 9 volumes, octavo. (8 3/4 x 6 inches). Titles in red and black, half-titles. (Occasional light toning). 20th-century red half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Bayntun of Bath, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others decorated with four different large centrally-placed tools (crossed daggers, a mask, etc.), marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A finely bound set of a mixed second and third edition of the 'Cambridge Shakespeare'. First published in 1863-1866, the second edition was begun in 1867 and the third in 1891. The present set offers attractive typography, erudite editing and beautifully-tooled red morocco bindings which in combination are a delight to hold and a pleasure to read.

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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 antiquariat.de]

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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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        Harper's Young People, Volumes 1-12 (1879-1891)

      Harper & Brothers Publishers New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1879-1891. First. Periodical. Twelve bound volumes. A consecutive run (from November 1879 - April 1891) of the first 600 issues of Harper's weekly children's magazine, known for publishing the work of America's best illustrators and writers of young adult fiction. Among the many complete works included in this run are the first printed appearances of "A Boy's Town" by W.D. Howells (published in 21 installments in 1890), "Toby Tyler" by James Otis (illustrated by W.A. Rogers), "Queen of Hearts" by Randolph Caldecott, and numerous stories written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, including: "The Clever Student and the Master of Black-Arts," "Mother Hildegarde," "Master Jacob," and others. The magazine also features many fine illustrations under the masthead by Frederick Church. An ex-library set with bookplates and perforated stamp on the first text page of each volume. Nine volumes are bound in the original publisher's cloth boards, one in contemporary half morocco, and two in later linen cloth boards. Scattered tears to the board edges, volume 11 with the preliminary leaves (frontispiece plate, title, and index) detached and some scattered loose leaves (the spine is shaken but still sound), volume 12 with toning and scattered tape repairs to a few intermittent text pages, else overall a good sound set. .

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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.

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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 CHINAMAN

      1891. 2. CHINESE INTEREST. JOHN CHINAMAN by Rowe Lingstone. Lond: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh no date [1891]. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear else VG+. A stereotypical view of China, told in verse and illustrated with vibrant chromolithographs highlighted in gold on every page. "Their faces yellow as a guinea, grin ever in a way unpleasant. No nose have they, or scarcely any, eye-slits that slope to where it isn't." Unusual.

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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.

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