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        Album of 48 Color Plates, one double paged, Paris-Toilette, Daydou Fils

      Paris: Daydou Fils. Imprimerie Lafontaine & Fils, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio, 43 by 32 cm. 48 hand-colored plates, one double paged, followed by nine double paged plates, on thin paper, of the same fashions shown in black and white. Paris-Toilette was a fashion magazine issued monthly which would appear to have been heavily oriented towards such color plates, but what we have here is not issues as such but rather a collection of the plates issued by the magazine during the Spring months, and perhaps a little earlier, of 1891. The magazine itself is hard to come by, with the only copies located at the Met, the Danish National Library and Penn State, according to OCLC First Search. (Nothing comes up at the BNF when we search "Paris Toilette Daydou", strangely enough.) The images show somewhat generic looking beautiful women of the era in elaborate, gorgeous gowns. Joints repaired. Fraying and wear to cloth, and moderate wear overall. A few small closed tears to the color plates, and substantial repair to one of the black and white double plates.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA FARMACÉUTICA O DICCIONARIO GENERAL DE FARMACIA TEORICO-PRACTICO. Vol 1-2-3: Obra completa. PÉREZ M. MÍNGUEZ, Mariano. Jaime Seix, Editor, Barcelona, 1891-1889-1889 Establecimiento Tipográfico de B. Baseda. Vol ¡ con 990 páginas + 4h incluyendo Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 7 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol. 2 con 1096 páginas + Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 12 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol 3 con 704 + 71 con láminas y Apéndices biográficos

      Detallado en descripción., Detallado en descripción. - ENCICLOPEDIA FARMACÉUTICA O DICCIONARIO GENERAL DE FARMACIA TEORICO-PRACTICO. Vol 1-2-3: Obra completa. PÉREZ M. MÍNGUEZ, Mariano. Jaime Seix, Editor, Barcelona, 1891-1889-1889 Establecimiento Tipográfico de B. Baseda. Vol ¡ con 990 páginas + 4h incluyendo Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 7 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol. 2 con 1096 páginas + Pauta para colocación de las láminas. Ilustrado con 12 láminas litográficas plena página color (están todas con su papel cebolla original) y figuras xilográficas y cuadros intercalados en texto. Vol 3 con 704 + 71 con láminas y Apéndices biográficos. Tamaño 318x236mm. Encuadernación original con cubiertas en tela con estampaciones gofradas en negro y dorados y lomo en piel color granate con grandes florones, nervios gofrados, ornamentos gofrados y caracteres dorados. Buen estado, con señales de buen uso y sin datos anteriores poseedores. En cubierta inferior vol. 1 cercos posiblemente de humedad. Presencia de óxido reverso láminas debido al cromo de las mismas. Puntos de óxido en guardas (ver fotos). Magníficos ejemplares, raros y escasos.

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        The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

      Seeley & Co, 1891, Full Leather, Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 13.75" x 10", pp. vi; 260; xxvi. Numerous illustrations, including many full-page, on heavy stock with tissue guards. Full blue leather with gilt tooling worn at edges and corners; the spine with gilt titles and tooling and with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and page edges. The book is filled not only with art commentary but it weaves, also, history and other notes. Some contents: Wiliam Hunt; Johannes Vermmer of Delft; The Present State of the Fine Arts in France; The Masters of Wood Engraving; The Lago di Garda; The Company of St. Luke, Florence; St. Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits; Cleaning a Fresco.

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        November Boughs [Presentation Copy]

      Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 23 South Ninth Street, 1888 [but 1891]. Tall, thin 8vo: 140,[2]pp, with portrait in the text but no frontispiece photograph inserted (as issued). Original dark green V cloth, beveled covers, spine titled in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with tile and Whitman's facsimile autograph, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, wove end papers, laid front fly leaf. "These sheets are probably the 400 copies printed in May, 1891. . . . It seems probable . . . that after Whitman's death his executors had these sheets and the remainder of Good-Bye My Fancy [a copy of which we also have on offer] bound in uniform, but separate, bindings." (BAL 21430, printing 3). With occasional underlining and marginal commentary in pencil on first 18 leaves. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Inscribed on front fly leaf to Courtney Lemon (his stamp in blue ink to title page) in 1902 by Whitman executor Horace Traubel: "To / Courtney Lemon / with heartfelt / remembrances & with / peaceful joy from Horace Traubel," with note in Traubel's hand beneath inscription, "W. W. assisted with g[reen] binding of N. Boughs for distribution among his friends. It was never printed for the market."A superb survival with fine association, square and tight, cloth clean with bright gilt, pages fresh and unmarked. Myerson A12.I.c. "One of the most remarkable things about Whitman is that as his health deteriorated, he increased his publishing activity. Part of the reason was his new circle of friends in Camden and Philadelphia . . . most importantly, Horace Traubel, trained as a typesetter and an active publisher and printer his whole life. He became Whitman's close friend and disciple when he was a teenager, and, as he grew up, he became Whitman's emissary to the Philadelphia/Camden printing and publishing community. . . . During the last four years of Whitman's life, from March 1888 to Whitman's death in March 1892, he recorded his daily conversations with Whitman (now published in nine volumes of well over 5000 pages), among which are detailed publication histories of Whitman's last books. The first book we have this record for is November Boughs, Whitman's attempt once again to merge poetry and prose in one book . . . [W]hen Traubel asked him when he was going to bring it out, Whitman's response was telling: "it will come out, and before long, God willing, and you, Horace Traubel, willing: for I shall need you to help me through with this expedition. . . ." Traubel would now be his lifeline to ongoing publishing activity, and it turned out he was more than up to the task. The book contains 64 poems and a lot of prose, including "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" and an essay on Elias Hicks. The poems are striking reflections on old age, and everything about this book . . . suggests a kind of November of the soul, the self heading into winter and death. Whitman worried about the binding of the book, ordering Traubel to make changes in the lettering when he saw the first sample. . . . For the third printing, bound after the poet's death, his executors moved to a deep green cloth . . . " (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        The Captain's Daughter]

      A. I. Mamontov and Chardon-Wittman Paris plates only for V. G. Gote Moskva 1891 - Tall 8vo (24.7 x 17 cm). pp. 156, [2], including title, pp. [2] half-title with limitation page on reverse bound at the end, portrait frontispiece after Wright and 12 full-page engraved plates after Pavel [Petrovich] Sokolov, all engraved by Alphonse Lamotte and protected by tissue guards; occasional light spotting. Later amateur maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Fresh copy of this limited illustrated edition, one of 900 copies printed on vélin paper, signed by the publisher Gote (Gautier), out of a total edition of 1,000. The Captain's Daughter, originally published in 1836 in the literary journal Sovremennik, is a fictional account of the Pugachev Rebellion, which took place between 1773 and 1775. Emelian Pugachev, who had already become something of a folk hero by Pushkin's time, was a Cossack from the Don region (nowadays Ukraine) who led an explosive uprising against Catherine the Great. Pugachev was one of several Russian rebels who claimed to be Tsar Peter III. In reality, Peter had been murdered six months after ascending the throne, in a coup that brought his wife, Catherine, to power in 1762. Legend had it, however, that Peter had been rescued from this assassination attempt by loyal Christians. The revolt involved a brutal and extended assault on the fortress town of Orenburg and at one point even threatened Moscow. However, Pugachev's forces had little chance in the long run against the much larger and better-fortified imperial army; Pugachev was eventually captured, taken to Moscow in a cage, and beheaded. Pushkin's novel takes the form of a first-person family memoir written by the soldier and friend of Pugachev Petr Grinev. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Queens of the Drama: A Series of Portraits Engraved in the Stipple Manner By Edwd. Stodart - Artists Signed Proofs (SIGNED LTD. ED.)

      London: F. B. Daniell, 1891 - First printing, limited edition of 50 copies. Elephant folio in original green paper-covered boards. Eight signed proofs, 4 in black ink, 4 in tinted ink, with tissue guards. Subjects are: Ann Oldfield, Mrs. Woffington, Mrs. Siddons, Miss Farren, after J. Richardson, Van Bleeck, Downman and Sir T. Lawrence. Brief bio on each actress. Plates are Nearly Fine with no foxing, but disbound in the covers. Boards are quite worn at extremities, as expected for the age, but holding well. Rare and interesting item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Events in the Taeping Rebellion.

      London: W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd.,, 1891. Being Reprints of MSS. copies by General Gordon in his own Handwriting. With Monograph, Introduction, and Notes by A. Egmont Hake. Octavo (212 × 134 mm). Contemporary prize-binding of red calf by Relfe Brothers, raised bands gilt to spine, black morocco morocco label to second compartment, the rest gilt-tooled with arabesque cornerpieces and central floral lozenges, rolled foliate border gilt to boards, crest of Bancroft's School, Woodford, to front, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt roll incorporating alternate palmette, fleur-de-lys and flower motifs to turn-ins. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, folding sketch-map hand-coloured in outline to rear. Prize plate dated 1902 to the front pastedown. Faint soiling to boards, tips bumped and slightly worn, short closed tear to map fold. A very good copy. First and only edition. Gordon's ingenious defeat of the Taiping rebellion earned him the nickname Chinese Gordon and made him a totem of the cult of the Christian military hero which had emerged after the Indian Mutiny. "In 1862 he was summoned to join the British, French, and imperial Chinese troops protecting the international settlement at Shanghai from the Taiping insurgents … A private force grandiloquently named the Ever Victorious Army was … mustered at the expense of Shanghai's foreign merchants. On 24 March 1863 Gordon (promoted brevet major on 30 December 1862) took command of this mutinous rabble of 4000 Chinese officered by a gallimaufry of European and American adventurers. He pitched them against the insurgents, who formidably outnumbered them and were at least as well equipped … He defeated them by the mobility of his forces, particularly the swift and flexible manoeuvring of armed steamboats along the extensive medieval canal system in the Suchow (Suzhou) region. This unorthodox warfare, combined with the ascendancy which Gordon established over his men, enabled him to crush the rebellion in eighteen months … Like T. E. Lawrence he had a genius for guerrilla warfare and for leading destitute, ill-trained forces" (ODNB). The editor, Hake (1849-1916), was a relation of Gordon's and also wrote a popular biography, The Story of Chinese Gordon (1884) and other works, which contributed to his lifetime apotheosis and remain important.

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        The Land of the Lamas. Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet.

      New York, The Century Co., 1891. 8vo. Original cloth, leather lettering piece to spine; pp. viii, 399; frontispiece, illustrations to text, 2 double-page maps; label slightly chipped, cloth a little marked, internally, apart from very occasional minor spotting, a very good copy. First edition. Rockhill was an American scholar-diplomat who won acclaim for himself with his travels in Mongolia and Tibet. The present book is his account of his first expedition of 1888-9, when he left Peking to explore Tibet. Rockhill crossed China to Koko-Nor and continued south-west hoping to reach Lhasa, but in fact diverted south east to Drechu and Tatsien-lu. His explorations resulted in the Smithsonian Institution's sponsoring of his second journey to Tibet in 1891-2. Yakushi (3rd ed.) R284.

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        The Little Minister

      Book condition is above excellent. No Mars, markings, discoloration or tears. Original end-tissue still enact. The book looks as new. First Edition. Very rare!!Sir James Matthew Barrie is one of the writers whom everyone has heard of, but few know the actually sad, somewhat tragic story behind the tale. Like his most famous literary creation; Peter Pan, the biography of J.M. Barrie is filled with mysteries. It is relatively unknown, for example, that 'Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up' was never a book at all, but rather a 'fairy play. The book that is now famous as the story of Peter Pan was actually written after the play, at the request of Barrie's publisher's Hodder and Stoughton in 1911, and later abridged in 1915.J M Barrie was, by all accounts, one of life's innocents. He was devoted to the study of myth, and to the power of fairy stories in particular. This coupled with a dedication to an imaginative childhood led him to create works that centred around boy's stories, fairy stories, or children's nonsense tales. Although well connected (he was made a baronet by King George the V of England), Barrie remained unhappy, or least unlucky in life.His early literary career was as a playwright, especially of comic plays which, although well received, never achieved the great success that he desire. He was also unlucky in love as his first marriage failed, and, with a broken heart he turned to wandering London's parks where he first met the Llewelyn Davies family, the inspiration for Peter Pan and Wendy.For the collector, Barrie wasn't so long ago as to make collecting original editions impossible. A First Hardcover edition of Peter and Wendy, for example (1911, Hodder and Stoughton) can still be found for as little as five hundred US dollars if you are willing to accept a little wear and possible restoration work. A fine copy would cost upwards of a thousand US dollars. If you are looking for a more select edition of some of Barrie's work, then consider his early novel Auld Licht Idylls, (1888 Hodder and Stoughton) which is considerably rarer and shows Barrie's first experiments with the novel form. These can be found at auction in good condition, for as little as six hundred US dollars.

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        FAC-SIMILE OF THE BLACK-LETTER PRAYER-BOOK; Containing manuscript alterations and additions made in the year 1661, out of which was fairly written the Book of common prayer: subscribed, December 20, A.D. 1661, by the Convocations of Canterbury and York, and annexed to the Act of Uniformity, 13 & 14 Car. II., C. 4, A.D. 1662. (together with) FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Signed By Convocation December 20th, 1661, and Attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662 (13 & 14 Charles 2. Cap. 4).

      London: Longman & Co., et al / Eyre & Spottiswoode et al, 1871 / 1891. (2 volumes). First volume: [11], [544] pp., folio (16 x 10.5 inches), contemporary dark brown cloth with blindstamped ornaments to boards, gilt spine title. Second volume: [7], 544, [16] pp.; folio (15 x 10.5 inches), bound in same style as first volume. First volume with presentation inscription by Lady Georgina Home-Drummond dated June 1913 and bookplate of George Stirling Home Drummond on front pastedown. Binder's ticket of James Truscott & Son, London on rear pastedown. First volume neatly rebacked preserving all original materials, front inner hinge starting, but heavy sewing tapes holding firm, some foxing to endpapers, text mostly unopened. Second volume: Moderate edgewear, mostly to spine ends and corners, some finger smudging to to title and intro pages, text unopened. Photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original 17th-century volumes. The first book represents a true facsimile of the "Booke of Common Prayer" printed by Robert Barker in 1636 and edited, corrected, and amended by bishops of the church in 1661 and approved by Convocation as the official text of the revised Book of Common Prayer. This book, with all the marginalia, notes, redactions, etc. was preserved in the House of Lords where it is generally known as "The Convocation Book." The second volume, published in 1891 as a companion to the foregoing, is a true facsimile of the fair copy manuscript that was prepared in 1661 from the "Convocation Book" and formally attached to the Act of Uniformity in 1662. This manuscript is generally referred to as the "Annexed Book" and was the textual source for the published 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the text which remains the official prayer book of the Church of England. (See Ratcliffe, Edward C. "The Booke of Common Prayer, its making and revisions mdxlix - mdclxi" p. 109-110). Very good.

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        1891 1st ed The Strand Magazine 30v SET Sherlock Holmes Doyle HG Wells Kipling

      London : Burleigh Street, Strand, 1891-1905. - 1891 1st ed The Strand Magazine 30v SET Sherlock Holmes Doyle HG Wells Kipling ‘The Strand Magazine’ was monthly magazine composed of short fiction stories and novels as well as articles of general interest to late 19th-century England. ‘The Strand’ is famous for being the outlet for many famous authors and stories such as Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’. Other important authors whose contributions are in ‘The Strand’ include: Agatha Christie, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, and Winston Churchill. This large collection includes all 30 volumes of ‘The Strand’ from the first issue in 1891 through the 1905 issues. Item number: #1436 Price: $2,500 Periodical The Strand Magazine. An illustrated monthly London : Burleigh Street, Strand, 1891-1905. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 30 volume set: • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~9.75in X 7in (25cm x 18cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1436 Photos available upon request. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gil Blas illustré. Première année, N° 1 (18 juin 1891) au N° 27 (27 décembre 1891) ; Deuxième année, N° 1 (3 janvier 1892) au N° 52 (25 décembre 1892) ; Troisième année, N° 1 (1er janvier 1893) au N° 53 (30 décembre 1893).

      - Paris, Gil Blas Illustré, Henri Tellier, 1891-1893. 138 fascicules de 8 pp. chacun, reliés en un fort volume in-4, reliure légèrement postérieure demi-basane (coiffes frottées). Ex-libris du rimbaldien Claude Jeancolas. Les trois premières années complètes de Gil Blas illustré (et 6 suppléments à Gil Blas, des 10, 23 et 30 mai, 7, 14 et 21 juin 1891). Contient, entre autres et outre les très nombreuses illustrations de Steinlen, A. Guillaume, etc. : Première Soirée d'Arthur Rimbaud (édition originale de la quatrième version connue de ce poème, dans le numéro du 29 novembre 1891) ; Notre-Dame du Galetas, Chanson pour elle, Mon Rêve familier, En bateau, Colloque sentimental, Romance sans paroles, Les Coquillages, Odes en son honneur, La Gigue, Sagesse, etc. de Paul Verlaine ; Souvenirs d'amour et Lulu de Félicien Champsaur ; Petit Soldat, La Parure, Saint-Antoine, Le Pain maudit, Le Port, L'Ermite, Sauvée, Une Partie de campagne, Les 25 francs de la Supérieure, Clair de lune, Ce Cochon de Morin, Au bord de l'eau (poème), Fin d'maour (poème), A Tunis, Le Père, Les Conseils d'une Grand'Mère, Les Epingles, Le Verrou, La Maison Tellier, La Patronne et L'Inconnue de Guy de Maupassant ; Le Secret de l'ancienne musique et Akëdysséril de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ; Les Vieilles aux yeux bleus, Villégiature, Le Capitaine Burle et L'Agence des Repoussoirs d'Emile Zola ; Le Vieux Soleil de Barbey d'Aurevilly ; Fragment d'une lettre de femme d'Alphonse Daudet ; Sonnet d'Oaristys et Trois Intérieurs de Charles Cros ; La Chambre close et Vieux Pochard d'Octave Mirbeau ; Fleur de Cinq-Pierres, Le Roi au Masque d'Or, Les Milésiennes et Fanchon-la-Poupée de Marcel Schwob ; Le Mousse de Tristan Corbière ; Le Chant d'Automne, Sed non Satiata, Moeasta et Errabunda, Causerie, Le Jour des Morts, Don Juan aux Enfers, Le Jet d'eau et Le Vampire de Baudelaire, et sa traduction de La Barrique d'Amontillado d'Edgar Poe ; Eventail, A Celle qui est tranquille et Apparition de Stéphane Mallarmé ; Le Sixième Mariage de Barbe-Bleue de Henri de Régnier ; Antoine et Cléopâtre et Le Lit de Jose-Maria de Heredia ; Les Trois Sommations, La Musique aux champs et La Moisson au bord de la mer d'Alphonse Daudet ; Bonnes filles et de nombreuses poésies de Jean Richepin ; Groseille à Maquereaux de Jean Lorrain ; etc. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** PAUSE ESTIVALE du 27 août au 12 septembre : les commandes reçues pendant cette période seront traitées par ordre d'arrivée à notre retour. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension. * SUMMER BREAK from August 27 to September 12: the orders placed during that period will be processed by order of arrival upon our return. Thank you for your patience and your understanding. *** Langue : Français

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        Ancient Ripon and Fountains the Magnificent.

      viii, 46p. Original cloth.List of subscribers to final leaf.

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        Nikolaus II. (Nikolaj Alexandrowitsch). Originalfotografie eines anonymen Fotografen. Original photograph showing Tasar Nicolas as a young men.

      13 x 9,5 cm. Original Silbergelatine Abzug. Original albumin photograph. Leicht ausgeblichen, slightly faded. verso Notizen in Bleistift: Niclas II, 1891". Seltenes Fotos des jungen Nikolai II (18681918) und späteren Zaren (18941918), der mit der Prinzessin Alix von Hessen-Darmstadt verheiratet war. Rare and early photograph of the young Czar, who was married with Princesse Alix von Hessen-Darmstadt.

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        Bibelens eller den hellige skrifts kanoniske bøger

      Christiana: Det Norske Bibelselskabs Forlag. Near Fine. 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Danish bible in exceptionally fine binding. Beveled full levant morocco ruled in black and gilt, with painted red and green fleur de lis and gilt patterned over gilt pebbling. Recessed center panel with marbled plum and ivory repeating pattern, gilt ruled, raised cross at center. Petite gilt floral stamped endpapers, with stamped and ruled dentelle. Bookbinder's ticket of H. M. Refsum, Kristiana. Edges gilt, gauffered and elaborately handpainted in nutmeg and sienna.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 976 pages .

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Ward, Lock & Company, London., 1891. First edition. Royal octavo. pp viii, 334. Original parchment-backed boards with gilt design by Charles Ricketts, bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Number 176 of 250 copies signed by the author.From the library of Sir Winston Churchill: laid in is a slip of paper on which is written, ''de M. Winston Churchill - Château du Muguet''. The Château du Muguet, in the Val-de-Loire region of France, was the setting for the penultimate session of the Anglo-French Supreme Allied Council on 11th and 12th June, 1940. Even as the Nazis were at the gates of Paris, Churchill flew to southern France in one last attempt to try and stiffen the resolve of the French military and promise them every assistance he could muster. Although de Gaulle was receptive to Churchill's ideas for a heroic defence of Paris, Pétain was already resigned to defeat. It is poignant that Churchill chose this book to accompany him on his mission, as France had long stood as a symbol of the individual's rights to freedom. Indeed, in the Preface to this book Wilde defends the artist's right to freedom of expression.The book was among effects sold at auction sale of the Château du Muguet's contents . The slip of paper with its inscription is contemporaneous with Churchill's stay and is likely to have been written shortly after his hurried departure from the Château to indicate that the book had been inadvertently left behind .In his book The Literary Churchill, Jonathan Rose quotes Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland: 'Winston Churchill was once asked whom he would like to meet and talk with in after life and he replied, without hesitation, ''Oscar Wilde'' '. In the 1890's Wilde was very friendly with Churchill's mother Jennie and described her as ''both beautiful and brilliant''. Churchill himself was given on occasion to quoting from Wilde's plays, both in private conversation and public speeches.Inner hinges cracking but tight. Spine rubbed, chipped and splitting. Covers a bit marked and rubbed. Preserved in a recently custom-made quarter red morocco folding box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, Churchill's choice of binders for his own books for presentation.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In The Strand Magazine Vols 1 - 6.

      The Strand Magazine. January 1891- December 1893. 8vo., 6 volumes in contemporary half red morocco, spined gilt in compartments, contrasting labels. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Some rubbing and scuffing to bindings, a little browning, otherwie a very good set. First appearrances of the 24 Sherlock Holmes Adventures serialised in the The Strand Magazine. These stories were later issued in two volumes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) amd The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894). Also contains 'The Adventure of the Cardboard Box' (vol.5, 1893) which was not published in book form until 'His Last Bow' (1917). Several of these Holmes stories feature far more illustrations (notably by Sidney Paget) than in book form, and in some (such as 'Cardboard Box ') the illustrations are exclusive to 'The Strand'

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        Grisélidis. -

      Ernest Kolb 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. 99 pp. Reliure plein chagrin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et les initiales C.C. en queue. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. A grands témoins. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seul grand papier après 10 sur Japon impérial. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé des 2 auteurs et de 3 jolies AQUARELLES ORIGINALES signées E.M. (Eugène Morand ?). Sur ce conte, Jules Massenet a écrit une musique de drame et de comédie lyrique. Précieux exemplaire du comédien Constant Coquelin (1841-1909, il créa le personnage de Cyrano). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The family in the room.

      "Interior with man and a woman breastfeeding her child. Very dark room with large window on the right, casting light upon the characters. Very intimate atmosphere. On the bottom right collector's mark of Collection Museum Bern (L.236a); on the verso Legat J.R. Koch 1891 (L. 1578a); Franz Pokorny (L.2036) and unidentified mark (L.2909a) "."Etching on paper, trimmed to plate mark, total: 187 x 220 mm; only state; bottom and top left corners repaired, tiny portion of top left corner replaced with paper darkened in pen; traces of previous mountings on the verso, very fine and dark impression, rare; Hollstein 4, Bartsch 4"

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome VII

      Typ. de Joseph van In / AUG. PEETERS, LIERRE /LOUVAIN 1891 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa. Se trata del tomo VII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: Nouvelles recherches su la structure des organes segmentaires des hirudinées de H. Bolsius, La structures des centres nerveux: la moelle epinière et le cervelet de A. Van Gehucthten, Sur la estructure de l'ecorce cérébrale de quelques mamifères de S. Ramón y Cajal, Contribution à l'étude de la fermentation du bacille commun de l'intestin de V. Scruel; Le bulbe ofactif chez quelques mamifères de A. Van Gehuchten y I. Martin; Etude bactériologique sur les cystites de Aimé Morelle; Les organes ciliés des hirdinées de H. Bolsius; Anaérobiose du bacille commun de l'intestin et de quelques autres bactéries de Manille ide; Glandes cutanées a canaux intracellulaires chez les crustacés edriophthalmes de Manille Ide; Les téguments sémineaux des papavéracées de Alph. Meunier; Recherches sur l'appareil génital femelle de quelques batraciens indigénes. 484 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The birds of Australia, comprising three hundred full-page illustrations with a descriptive account of the life and characteristic habits of over seven hundred species.

      Melbourne: Charles Stuart & Co. 1890-1891. - Folio,303 chromolithographic plates with accompanying text and tissue guards. Six volumes bound in three, contemporary half calf and gilt lettered cloth, expertly re-spined, all edges coloured and tissue guards present, a sound clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte autographe signée à Stuart Merrill « Cela vous sort de la vie moderne, si banale, si scélérate, si lourde et je vous remercie de m'avoir enlevé à cet affreux milieu, par votre très-curieux livre »

      "It leaves you out of the modern life, so banal, so cruel, and so heavy, and I thank you for having taken me from your frightful environment by your very curious book"Exceptional autograph letter from Joris-Karl Huysmans to the poet Stuart Merrill. Huysmans gives his impressions on one of the masterpieces of Merrill, the collection of poems entitled The Pleasures: Thyrses - Sceptres - Torches , published in 1891.The symbolic accents of Merrill's work seem to have profoundly affected Huysmans, who never ceased to praise the poems of a " very ardent beauty " of his colleague. The Fastes join the famous decadent and refined esthetics of Huysmans; A striking parallel can be drawn between the "tendency towards artifice" of the character of Des Esseintes in A Rebours , and the " artificial lilac and more charming, finer than nature " acclaimed by Huysmans in the letter.The mutual admiration of Merrill and Huysmans goes back to the publication in 1887 of the first collection of Merrill, Les Gammes . Huysmans, to whom Merrill dedicates the Nocturne poem, discovers at the same time this "whispering Verlaine" and his "subjugating" poetry (letter from Huysmans to René Ghil). They both attend the Tuesdays of Mallarmé in his apartment in the Rue de Rome, a must for symbolist writers.Evidence of a brilliant literary complicity between the two men, this letter full of poetry evokes the finest symbolist writings of the end of the century. s.l. (Paris) s.d (1891) 11,5x9cm Une carte recto-verso

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        Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale et autres bibliothèques - Tome Vingt-Neuvième.

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris., 1891. First edition. Quarto. 308 pages. Six-page Introduction ("Documents Épigraphiques recueillis dans le Nord de l'Arabie par M. Charles Doughty") by Ernest Renan. Original blue wrappers, printed label on spine.Contains "Note de. M. Doughty sur son Voyage" which despite the French title is in English (29 pages); also "Transcription et Traduction des Inscriptions Nabatéennes de Medaïn-Salih (in French and Hebrew) (18 pages), "Transcription des Notes contenues dans les Planches" (in English) (9 pages). 57 plates, these being facsimiles of notes and drawings of rubbings which Doughty made from carved rock inscriptions, maps and drawings, 9 folding photogravures of inscriptions. The reason this was published in France was that Doughty had tried without success to sell the Nabatean inscriptions he had collected to the British Museum and the Royal Geographical Society. Meanwhile the French philologist Ernest Renan was in the process of preparing a work on Semitic inscriptions for the Academie des Inscriptions and offered Doughty the opportunity of publication. Renan later deciphered these, using Doughty's transcriptions. A number of the plates in this book, which are of superb quality, were used for later editions of Arabia Deserta. The rest of the volume is devoted to E. Amélineau's "Notice sur le Papyrus Gnostique Bruce".Wrappers chipped and torn at edges. Spine a little cracked and discoloured. Apart from minor water-staining to the lower margins of four maps, internally a bright and clean copy. Very good. Very scarce.

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        Queen Summer or The Journey of the Lily & the Rose

      London: Cassell and Company LONDON: CASSELL, 1891 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 46. Original decorative boards and end papers with velum quarter binding. Name of past owner on fly leaf. Wear to corners of boards with shelf wear to paper cover at edges principally to top and bottom of boards.

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        The Yoga Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valkimi

      Calcutta: Bonnerjee and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. xx, 484pp; xiv, 282pp.;xiv, 694pp; xix, 1167pp. Four volumes, all very good uniformly bound in modern blue buckram with silver gilt titles, new endpapers and pastedowns. Few small wormholes to a the first third of the first three volumes and a tape repair to one page, otherwise internally very good. First edition in English of this classic Hindu text.

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        ERIK XIV Sorgespel i fyra akter

      (uppgift saknas). Häftad bok. Tryckt som manuskript. OBS! Föreställningen gavs året innan texten trycktes.Tryck: Hasse W Tullbergs Boktryckeri, Stockholm 1891. Pjästext. Löpande repliker i en spalt. Texten inom röd ram på varje sida. Skådespelarnas efternamn med blyerts efter varje rollnamn. Trådbundet häfte i A5-format med tryckt omslag av tjockare papper.

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        Vick's Monthly Magazine, 1878-1891 (13 vols.) [INCLUDING 155 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS]

      James Vick/ James Vick Seedsman, Rochester, NY 1891 - Small quartos. Illustrated green and blue-green pebbled cloth boards, with designs and lettering on black on the front covers and spines. Gilt lettering on the spines and blind-stamped designs on the back covers. This is a nearly consecutive run of the botanical and horticultural periodical from its inception in 1878-1891 (volumes 1-14). Volume 5, for the year 1882 is missing. All 12 issues from each year have been compiled into hardcover volumes covering the full year, each with continuous pagination. The 1891 volume does not contain the final two months, due the reorganization of the company, but the magazine would ultimately continue, with a few formatting changes, until 1909. The publication covers the topics of botany, horticulture, gardening and landscaping, and is profusely illustrated throughout with in-text illustrations, diagrams and/or photographic reproductions in b/w, as well as a total of 155 beautiful chromolithographic plates, in color, each measuring approximately 6x9". Most of the chromolithographs have retained their original tissue guards. 3 plates are missing from the first volume. Interestingly, some issues contain a statement from the publisher at the rear stating: "Our colored plates are so handsome that many people are tempted to take them out of the numbers of the magazines, for framing. Please don't do it, for it spoils a handsome volume." The 1881 volume contains an engraved portrait plate of the author/publisher James Vick. Volume 1 contains part of a letter from the the company responding to a request for seeds, from the subscriber. Each volume has an extensive index at the front.Bindings with some rubbing to extremities, as well as some scratching and light staining to the covers. Light chipping to the heads of the spines of a few volumes. The front hinge of the spine of vol. 1 is partially splitting at the bottom. Interiors with some starting in a few volumes. Some vols with stamps or original subscriber's bookplates from the previous owners at the front free endpapers. Vol. 6 with book block very loose. Vol.7 with the first chromolithograph detached but present. A few volumes with minor water staining along the gutters of some pages. A small number of the chromolithographs, are partially stuck onto the corresponding tissue guards, while a few others have minor abrasions due to this adhesion. Most images unaffected. Most book blocks tight overall. Bindings in good- to good+, interiors in good to very good+ condition overall. James Vick (1818-1882) was a British-American horticulturist and publisher, based in the Rochester, NY area. Vick learned the publishing trade and bought "The Horticulturist" periodical, moving it to Rochester in 1853. He later started to grow flowers and then began sending seeds out by mail to the readers of his publication. In 1855 he established a seed store and nursery in Rochester. With his knowledge of chromolithography and experience in printing, he started to produce catalogs and monthly magazines. His "Floral Guide and Catalogue" was printed in 1862, containing, gardening advice, high-quality chromolithographs and reached a large circulation of 250,000. Vick then started the monthly botanical and horticultural publication "Vick's Monthly Magazine" in 1878, in a similar fashion to the previous publication, also with chromolithography, and continued to sell seeds through the mail. Upon his death, his sons, continued the business and the magazine remained in publication until 1909. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FUJI SANJU ROKKEI & EDO YONJU HAKKEI: THE THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MT. FUJI & FORTY-E

      - [Edo 1891]. A brocade silk covered album, Oban size, all edge gilt, with a total of 65 fine color prints, including 2 title pages, and one dedication print, book size 24.5 x 35.5 cm., 4.15 cm. thick. A stunning group of his most famous prints well represented. Hiroshige II [1826-1869] and III [1843-1894] were one in the same, a pupil of the most famous & great Ando Hiroshige. Using his master's name plus his old name Ichiryusai, he was the adopted son of Hiroshige I and was a very skilled painter, who actually painted along side & with the master until his master's death in 1858. After that, Ichiryusai specialized in railroad prints depicting these new innovations recently imported from the West around Yokohama, as well as issuing many series of beautiful prints. In his later years, he executed a most beautiful and exquisite set of his own interpretation of his master's most well-known series of prints showing Mt. Fuji & the celebrat- ed places around Edo. This was not done to merely copy the master's works, but rather as a sincere Confucian tribute to his adopted father [& now father-in-law] and master. He took each of the master's views & repainted them in pastel colors with great control & precision. Some of the more delicate places such as rainbows and clouds behind a flock of birds were actually brushed on by hand, a technique rarely ever done. The wood blocks used were of the highest quality, a majority of which were center cuts & these have left a most beautiful wood-pattern in the print. This example shows 28 prints from the Fuji Sanju Rokkei and 35 from the Edo Yonju Hakkei series, with the title page from each present. There is a dedcation & memorial print to Hiroshige I from his fai- thful son and pupil. This print is most similar to one found as the frontispiece to the book by E. F. Strange: THE COLOR PRINTS OF HIROSHIGE, London [1925].Its clear that this print by Kunisada [who is Toyokuni I] was used as a model by Ichi- ryusai, as it differs in what the master is holding.Kunisada shows him holding his rosary beads, while Ichiryusai shows the master with his Fude [brush pen] and paper in hand.Ichi- ryusai and Kunisada had collaborated to issue a series of 36 prints:EDO JIMAN or THRIY-SIX PLACES OF WHICH YEDO IS PROUD. Ichiryusai has taken much care to represent the most wonder- ful views of Fuji & Edo with great skill.A majority of these prints are certainly well-known to the art world at large, as well as to Japanese print collectors.Many of these prints prints show up in the usual references. Some of the more famous Edo views are showing a falcon in winter, rain on the river bridge,storks, cat view in Asakusa,busy street scenes, Asakasa temple & lantern in snow, river scenes &c. Some Fuji views show many snow scenes, seasonal views,cherry blossoms, a majority show water and mountains, charming set of prints. Alternate title is MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI. See L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE PRINTS ARTISTS p.44-45 for background on Hiroshige I,II & III. R. Lane: IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD p.232-254, most all of the prints in this album are listed under Hiroshige I's series: MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI: ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO. Beautifully bound in tradition- al brocade silk-gilt brocade, with prinnts on both sides of an accordion folded album. A L W A Y S R A R E !

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        Die Sinnlichkeit.

      - Radierung, nach dem gleichnamigen Gemälde, signiert. 22:17,1 cm. Abdruck auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. – Im breiten Rand mit winzigen Einrissen und leichten Knickspuren, ansonsten in hervorragendem Zustand. Eine sinnliche nackte Frau mit einer Schlange als zentrales Element der Darstellung hat Franz von Stuck zwischen 1891 und 1912 mit dem Motiv der „Sünde" in zahlreichen Repliken, Varianten und Wiederholungen verarbeitet – eine Fassung von 1893 befindet sich in der National-Galerie Berlin, ein andere von vor 1906 im Museum der Villa Stuck. Die Schlange als Verführerin der Frau in der christlichen Vorstellung und diese wiederum als Verführerin des Mannes wird in Stucks symbolistischer Kunstauffassung zusammengeführt. Dadurch personifiziert die Frau zugleich das Böse und das Sündige, aber auch wie hier das Sinnliche. Um 1900 gipfelt diese Auffassung in Literatur und Kunst in dem Typus der „Femme Fatale", des sündigen, teuflischen Weibes, das vor allem bei den Symbolisten zentrales Motiv war. Franz von Stuck, Sohn eines Müllers, besuchte in München 1878-1881 die Kunstgewerbeschule und war Schüler von F. Barth (1842-1892). 1881-1885 schloß sich ein Studium an der Akademie bei W. Lindenschmit (1829-1895) und L. Löfftz (1845-1910) an. Neben dem Unterricht führte er zum Broterwerb kunstgewerbliche Entwürfe aus. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums führte er zudem zahlreiche Entwürfe für verschiedene Mappenwerke aus sowie humoristische Blätter für die „Fliegenden Blätter". 1892 gründete er gemeinsam mit W. Trübner (1851-1917) die „Münchner Sezession". In diesem Jahr unternahm er auch eine Reise nach Rom, wo er M. Klinger (1857-1920) traf, der ihn zum bildhauerischen Arbeiten anregte. 1893 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor, 1895 die Professur an der Münchner Akademie. Als Aufsichtratsmitglied der „Genossenschaft Pan" zeichnete er 1895 den Pan für das Titelblatt der Zeitschrift. 1897-1898 wurde nach seinem Entwurf die Villa Stuck gebaut. 1900 erhielt er wegen seiner für die Villa Stuck entworfenen Möbel auf der Pariser Weltausstellung die Goldene Medaille. 1904 unternahm er eine Reise nach Griechenland. 1906 wurde er mit dem Verdienstorden der Bayerischen Krone geehrt und in den persönlichen Adelsstand erhoben. In diesem Jahr war er auch Gründungsmitglied der Deutschen Monistenbundes. 1914-1915 ließ er neben seiner Villa ein Bildhauer- und Maleratelier erbauen.

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        Rabelais ses voyages en Italie-Son exil a Metz.

      1891 - Paris, Lib. de l'Art, 1891; in-folio, X + 404pp, reliure pleine toile à fleurs de l'époque, pièce de titre et auteur au dos, couverture conservée. Ce livre est l'histoire de Rabelais voyageur et de Rabelais exilé. Rabelais a touché à tant de choses et si diverses que, pour entrer en conversation avec son ombre, il faut avoir fait tout le tour de son siècle, et tout le tour de l'Antiquité. Episode de ce grand mystère, la vie de Rabelais a presque l'air d'une légende. On a longtemps cru que Maître François n'avait fait qu'un voyage en Italie. Le vrai est qu'il en a fait quatre. Dans le premier, il pousse une reconnaissance archéologique, dans le second, il poursuit des négociations diplomatiques et religieuses. Dans le troisième, de loin le plus long, il a le personnage d'un secrétaire d'Etat. Le quatrième est une retraite conseillée par la prudence, comme son exil à Metz, d'ailleurs. Ces quatre voyages ont pour point commun le culte voué par le savant à l'Italie romaine. En ce qui concerne son exil à Metz, il est à noter que nos maîtres-échevins surent attirer Rabelais, comme ils en avaient attiré d'autres fameux avant lui. Nous pensons Symphorien Champier ou Henri-Cornélius Agrippa. Cet exil dura deux ans, où il exerça la profession de médecin, et où sa maison se trouvait en Jurue. Ce que tout le monde ou presque, sait d'ailleurs? Cet ouvrage est orné d'un portrait à l'eau-forte de Rabelais, de deux restitutions en couleurs de l'Abbaye de Thélème, de neuf planche hors texte et de soixante-quinze gravures dans le texte, autographes, etc. Dont le "vray pourtraict de la ville de Mets. 1575", plan en noir à double page, une gravure de la Porte Moselle à Metz, la gravure de l'Hôtel de ville à Metz de Chastillon, deux gravures à pleine page d'après des photographies de 1890, une représentant la rue Jurue à Metz, l'autre la maison de Rabelais (rue Jurue), oeuvres de Louis de Riverend. et deux autres gravures représentant pour l'une la synagogue du XIIe siècle au bas de la Jurue, l'autre la salle dépendant de la chapelle Saint Genest en Jurue. De cet ouvrage, il a été tiré cent exemplaires numérotés à la presse. Le nôtre porte le n°56, sur Hollande. C'est un grand papier. Agrémenté de deux ex-libris sur garde. Rarissime. Reliure curieuse, mais attachante. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA a DICTIONARY of Arts, Sciences and General Literature (9th edition, 24 vols plus index vol)

      Peale, Chicago 1891 - FINE set, in & out. 9th ed. Rich brown cloth. Bright spine gilt Marbled text block edges. 10"x8.5". Takes 4.5' of shelf space. Title page continues: "THE R.S. PEALE REPRINT with new maps and original American articles by eminent writers". The 9th EB was originaly published a volumn at a time spread out between 1875 & 1890 but all books of this American edition were printed in 1891. Contents of each flawless, no aging, foxing, marginalia, etc. No turned down corners. No incorrect fold lines in the maps. The proverbial set for show only. Top edges dust free as they were in a glass fronted bookcase. A useful set, the cloth covers won't rub off on your clothes. Though pix are only of 7 of the 25, other 18 are identical. Will be happy to send more pix. With packing this set will push 100 pounds. USPS limits weight to 70 pounds so this will require two boxes, each of which will need full insurance. FINE set. Tight. Minor rubbing of surfaces, edges & extrems. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Puget Sound & Grey's Harbor Country

      Seattle: Lowman & Hanford Stationary & Printing Co. 1891 - Sheet Dimension: 28 x 36 in. Hand-colored lithograph. This fine maps displays the Columbia River to Vancouver. It was folded into brown cloth covers 18 x 9" with “Lowman & Hanford’s Map Of Puget Sound And Gray’s Harbor Country” stamped in gilt. The Lowman & Hanford Stationery and Printing Company, later the Lowman & Hanford Company, was a printing company and retail stationery business operating in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle beginning around 1885. James Lowman and Clarence Hanford were business and civic leaders in early Seattle, each with ties to Seattle’s pioneer settlers. James D. Lowman (1856-1947) was born in Maryland and arrived in Seattle in 1877 at the invitation of his uncle, founding Seattle settler and sawmill owner Henry Yesler. Lowman worked as assistant wharf master on Yesler’s wharf for four years, using his savings to purchase a half interest in the book store owned by W.H. Pumphrey in 1881, and buying out his partner two years later.

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        The Land of the Lamas. Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet.

      New York: The Century Company, 1891 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, 399; illusts., 2 double-page maps; minor spotting, else very good in the original cloth, leather lettering piece to spine (slightly chipped). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Terrible Tales: French German Italian Spanish. Four volumes in half blue morocco, first U.S. editions.

      New York, Paris, London, Chicago, Washington: Brentano's n.d. [1891]. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. - First U.S. editions, foolscap 8, pp. (6), (1)-180, (1) blank; (8), (1)-193, (1) blank; (6), (1)-181; (6), (1)-178. Bleiler, Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction, (1978) , p. 37, lists the Gibbings, London editions [1891] of each title under the editor C J T. L. W. Curry lists the Brentano editions as probably simultaneous with the Gibbings, London editions, (1890). Contemporary half blue morocco & marbled boards. Backs in six compartments, gilt titles in the second, gilt center ornaments in the rest, five raised bands, top edges gilt, matching marbled endpapers. Near fine clean bright copies with minor rubs to bands of one. The binder has left the printer’s front & back blanks out. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. H7493 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Region of the Eternal Fire. An Account of the Petroleum Region of the Caspian in 1883 ... New Edition.

      London, Allen, 1891. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth; pp. xxii, [2], 406, [2, advertisements], mounted Woodbury type photographic portrait-frontispiece with tissue guard, maps and wood-engraved plates; light marking to binding, spine a little faded; internally, apart from light spotting to a few illustrations, a very clean and fresh copy. Revised and updated edition, first 1884. Marvin was an important commentator on the Russian threat in Central Asia to British interests in India. His fluency in Russian and personal acquaintance with several of Russia's leading generals gave him an insight into the 'Great Game' lacking from other writers of the time. The present work deals with the Russian oil fields of Baku, the geopolitics of the entire region, and the threat of Russian gains towards India through Afghanistan. Marvin had travelled the region between the Black and Caspian Sea extensively and updated this edition with the developments since 1883.

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        Six Aquarelles from the Rockies with Descriptive Text.

      Denver, Colorado: "The Great Divide" Publishing Co., 1891. Oblong folio (265 x 340mm). Original pale pink card wrappers patterned in gilt and impressed with designs in blind, upper cover with title impressed and highlighted in silver, original cord ties, all edges with deckles cut in (as isssued), within the rarely seen envelope-shaped folder with ties and brass button (edges a bit repaired); pp. [2 (title, verso blank)], [12 (text printed on rectos only, versos blank)]; 6 chromolithographic plates by Denver Lithographing Company, after Gaspard Latoix, A. Tenwinkel, and W.H. Jackson; a fine copy. First and only edition. An remarkable and rare volume of finely-executed chromolithographs from watercolurs; the plates depict 'Marshall Pass'; 'Sitting Bull': 'The Royal Gorge'; 'A Southern Ute'; 'The Toltec Gorge'; and 'Zuni Indian Water Carrier', and are accompanied by descriptive texts. Wood was the author of a number of works on Colorado, including Tourists' Hand Book of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah (Denver, 1885) and Over the Range to the Golden Gate; a Complete Tourist's Guide to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Puget Sound, and the Great Northwest (Chicago, 1889).

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        Stillleben mit Zinnkrug, Römerglas und Früchten. Öl auf Malpappe. Größe 56 x 81 cm, rechts unten signiert. Schwarzer schwerer Stil- Rahmen. Kleinere Farbfehlstellen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild sich in einem altersgemäß- tadellosen Zustand.

       Fritz van den Daele, geb. 1891, in Belgien, siehe auch Neumeister, Varia 210 v. 10. 4.2014, Nr. 753) und siehe Dorotheum: Donnerstag, 18.Januar 1990, Sillleben mit Früchten, 23,5 x 37 cm.Versand D: 6,50 EUR Ölmalerei; Um 1900; Stillleben; Gerahmt.

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        A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician 1st Edition 1891

      M.L. Hutchinson, Melbourne 1891 - Scarce 1st Edition of the memoirs of John Singleton, published just before Singleton's death in 1891; Singleton was a physician and philanthrophist, who migrated from Ireland to Australia in 1851; notable for his gaol visits, interest in Aboriginal welfare, the welfare of the poor, the formation of abstinence societies, and general religious conviction, he initiated an appeal for the unemployed which became known as the 'Singleton Bread Fund', and was also instrumental in the development of the Model Lodging House for Men (in King St.) and the Retreat for Friendless and Fallen Women (in Islington St. Collingwood, which became known as Singleton Lodge); he also supported the employment of women in the medical profession; hand-mounted frontispiece carte-de-visite portrait of Singleton, 24 b&w plate illustrations; minor foxing to text block, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout (minor scratch marks to carte-de-visite). no dustwrapper. 414pp. 8vo. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 8vo. 2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth, vignette of Casati bound to a tree, surrounded by tribesmen blocked in black, silver and gilt to upper covers, gilt medallion portrait of Casati to spines, lettered in gilt and black; pp. xxi, 376; xvi, 347; 60 plates from photographs and sketches, illustrations to text, 4 folding maps in purpose-made pockets at rear; minimal wear to hinges, apart from light occasional spotting internally, a very good set of a lavishly produced book. First edition. Casati's 10 years with Emin Pasha in Equatoria involved him in the events surrounding the Mahdist uprising which led to the death of General Gordon at Khartoum and the march by Henry M. Stanley for the relief of Emin Pasha. During this time, Casati also explored the region and made important discoveries in the Welle basin of modern north-east Zaire. These were not without personal risk to himself and his account contains details of his imprisonment at the command of King Chua in Unyoro, condemnation to death and eventual escape. A classic of African travel literature, Ten Years in Equatoria remains an important work.

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        CECILIA DE NOEL ..

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-197 [198: blank] [199-200: ads] + 44-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1891" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top and fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge trimmed. First edition. A novella-length ghost story exploring the different reactions of the guests of a weekend house party to the sight of a despairing ghost. "... an exceptional ghost novel for the period." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 148. "A neat and touching story, written with obvious sincerity and unusual delicacy." - Barron, Horror Literature 2-26. "Hawker, a forgotten Scottish writer, was known during the Victorian period as a writer of considerable refinement and intelligence. CECILIA DE NOEL, her popular spook novel, was highly regarded in its day, but is now extremely rare." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-91. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 05016. NCBEL III 1051. Slight spine lean, small private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down with faint ghost of same on free endpaper, else a near fine copy. A very attractive copy. (#148387)

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        Offprint collection

      various 1891 - 1. Ueber electrocapillare Reactionen. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, third series, vol. 44, 1891, pp. 501-509, 1 plate. Berlin: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 8vo (219x143 mm). Original printed wrapper (marginal dust soiling, creased), internally fresh and unmarked. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). - 2. Über elektrische Kraftübertragung, insbesondere über Drehstrom. Ein gemeinverständlicher Experimentalvortrag. Tübingen: Verlag der H. Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, 1892, 38 pp. 8vo (239x160 mm). Original printed wrapper (marginal dust soiling and little chipping), internally fresh and unmarked. - 3. Einige Beobachtungen, die sich auf künstliche Doppelbrechung beziehen. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik, fourth series, vol. 16, 1905, pp. 278-281. Berlin: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 8vo (224x143 mm). Original printed wrapper (marginal dust soiling), internally fresh and unmarked. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). - 4. Über metallische Gitterpolarisation, insbesondere ihre Anwendung zur Deutung mikroskopischer Präparate. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik, fourth series, vol. 16, 1905, pp. 238-277, 1 double-page plate. Berlin: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 8vo (223x144 mm). Original printed wrapper (marginal dust soiling and chipping, tear to front paper, rear wrapper lacking), internally fresh and unmarked. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cabinet photograph signed ("Louis Kossuth age 88 years").

      Turin, 1. II. 1891. - 1p. Gilt-edged imperial cabinet photograph by Ambrosetti. Framed. Inscribed to his fellow statesman, American Secretary of State Hamilton Fish (1808-93). - The inscription and signature are somewhat light. Very rare in this format and in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three branches of the family of Wentworth : I Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk II Wentworth of Gosfield, Essex III Wentworth of Lillingstone Lovel, Oxfordshire

      William Loftie Rutton, London 1891 - 1891 William Loftie Rutton limited edition volume, no 60 of 100, numbered and signed by Rutton; also letter pasted on fep and card dated 1891 indicate this volume was presented by Rutton to Rev Henry Elliot of Gosfield Vicarage, who is also named in the Preface; scarce, unavailable item; this is a dark blue volume with bevelled boards, 10" by 8" , 315 pages, 9 illustrations of country houses and coats of arms, gilt titling and crest to front, gilt title and date to spine; good+ condition, light wear to board corners, some age mottling but mainly clean inside; UK dealer, immediate dispatch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fabiola o la Chiesa delle Catacombe

      Libreria di Educazione e d'Istruzione di Paolo Carrarra Editore - Milano, MILANO 1891 - ITALIANO Volume della fine dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapergamena con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, segni di sfregamento, dorso brunito con targhetta, caratteri ed elementi decorativi incisi in oro, bordo e punte consumati, fioritura sparsa, tagli e pagine poco bruniti. Bella antiporta con ritratto dell'Autore inciso in nero, incisore V. Turati, illustrazioni di Fornari. Prefazione dell'Autore. Talloncino adesivo su risguardia, foglio di guardia tagliato. Delicata marca tipografica su frontespizio. Eleganti finalini in nero, alcune tavole con illustrazioni fuori testo, illustrazioni in nero in testo, disegni di Fornari, incisioni di V. Turati.

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        Studies in poetry and philosophy

      Houghton Mifflin, 1891-01-01. 9th. Hardcover. Good. FAST SHIPPING Great service. Removed from college library, usual library markings.

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        Sur le mouvement des projectiles dans l'air

      Paris et Bruxelles, Gauthier-Villars et F. Hayez, 1891, in-8, [2]-148 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Ouvrage de balistique, extrait des Annales de la Société scientifique de Bruxelles, 14e année, 1890-1891. Envoi du Comte de Sparre (1849-1933) en première de couverture : "à Mr Hermite de l'Institut, hommage très respectueux de l'auteur" ; Charles Hermite (1822-1901), élève de l'École polytechnique (X 1842), professeur de mathématiques au Collège de France et professeur d'algèbre supérieure à la Sorbonne. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Couverture insolée.

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        Histoire de Montélimar et des principales familles qui ont habité cette ville.

      Montélimar, Bourron, 1878-1891, demi-chagrin moderne, dos à nerfs, plats des couv. des 3 premiers vol. conservés. - 4 volumes in-8 de (4)-534 pp. ; 589 pp. ; 548 pp. et (4)-575 pp. ; Les pp. 479 à 484 du tome 1 sont en 2 états et présentent un texte sensiblement différent. Cette particularité n'est pas signalée par les bibliographes.Bien complet du rarissime 4e volume, qui manque à la plupart des exemplaires.Edition originale. Tirée à 175 exemplaires. Très rare.Brun-Durand, Dict. biog. et bibliographique de la Drôme I-p. 217.Le Baron de Coston (Valence, 1816 - Montélimar, 1891), ancien receveur de l'enregistrement, devint notaire à Montélimar en 1851."Il s'adonna à des recherches historiques et publia quantité de travaux qui le placent au premier rang parmi les érudits et les historiens [de la Drôme]. [ ] Son Histoire de Montélimar surtout, est, justement à cause de sa forme anecdotique, une véritable mine de renseignements aussi curieux qu'instructifs, et l'on peut se faire une idée du sentiment qui a inspiré son auteur par ce passage dans lequel, après avoir rappelé que "la justice de la postérité ne s'exerce que par la voie de l'histoire libre", il ajoute : "L'écrivain est comme un témoin. Au lieu de paraître devant la Cour d'assises, il vient déposer devant le tribunal de l'histoire. Dans les deux cas, son devoir est de dire la vérité". Et, ailleurs, il dit encore : "Si on est tenu à certains égards envers les vivants, bien qu'ils doivent subir les conséquences de la conduite de leurs parents, puisqu'ils ont accepté leur succession, car, quand on recueille l'actif, on doit en supporter le passif, on ne doit que la vérité aux morts". On prétend même que c'est à cause de son inflexibilité sous ce rapport, que le 4e tome de cette Histoire de Montélimar, bien qu'imprimé quand son auteur mourut, n'a pas été livré au public." (Brun-Durand).

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