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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Cadogan (1865-1936, King of Great Britain)

      1891 - thanking him for his letter and accepting an invitation to "Calford on Tuesday .with Eddy and it is most kind of you to have asked me .", 2 sides 8vo., Marlborough Barracks headed paper, Dublin, with the crest at the head of the Prince of Wales feathers and X.R.H. (his brother's paper), 23rd October Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, died on 14th January 1892 at Sandringham, from pneumonia.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Étude sur les effets, l'élimination, l'accumulation du bromure de potassium avec déductions cliniques au sujet de son emploi dans l'Épilepsie et les Maladies en général

      Lyon, Imprimerie Nouvelle, 1891, in-8, 74 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette thèse sur le bromure de potassium et son emploi dans les maladies nerveuses soutenue par Jean Odin en 1891. Le bromure de potassium, sédatif et anticonvulsivant puissant dont Charles Locock fut le premier à évoquer les effets antispasmodiques en 1857, peut être considéré comme ayant été le premier médicament efficace contre l'épilepsie. A l'époque, il était communément admis que la masturbation était la cause principale de cette maladie. Or, le bromure de potassium permettait de calmer l'excitation sexuelle. Il fut par ailleurs utilisé à cet effet jusqu'en 1912 environ. Odin consacre d'abord la première partie de cette étude à l'historique du brome et de son composé, le bromure de potassium. La seconde partie, quant à elle, traite des propriétés physiologiques de cette substance (élimination, accumulation dans les tissus, intoxication bromique..). Pour finir, une partie clinique permet de constater des résultats apportés par la médication bromurée dans la cure des affections nerveuses, et plus particulièrement de l'épilepsie. Bon exemplaire, légers manques au plat supérieur et aux coiffes. Envoi signé de l'auteur à l'attention du docteur Carrier sur le faux-titre, duquel il fut l'interne. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur la page de titre.

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        Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1891. on the volcanic islands and parts of South America visited during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle'. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt, blind rules to covers. With 2 folding maps, 5 folding plates (1 coloured), and illustrations to text. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership inscription to first blank. Occasional foxing, short closed tear to stub of folding map of South America. An excellent copy. Third edition of the second and third parts of Darwin's geological results of the Beagle voyage. The book was one of three "major geological works resulting from the voyage of the Beagle, and contains detailed geological descriptions of locations visited by Darwin ... it provides valuable insights into one of the most important scientific voyages ever made". The work was first issued as three separate volumes — Coral Reefs (1842), Volcanic Islands (1844), and South America (1846) — but Darwin's intention was always to treat the geology of the Beagle in a single volume. In 1851, the three parts were issued in one volume, made up from unsold sheets and with a new title page. A second edition of Coral reefs, extensively revised and rewritten, was issued in 1874, with the other two parts appearing in a single volume in 1876, called the second edition, though no alterations were made to the text. A third edition of Coral reefs, edited by T. J. Bonney, was issued in 1889, and the third edition of the other two parts in 1891, "a title page edition with some resetting". The binding closely resembles the Murray Darwins, with the same device on the spine.

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        Across East African Glaciers.

      London: George Philip & Son,, 1891. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro. Translated from the German by E. H. S. Calder. Large octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, gilt title and multicolour pictorial block of Kilimanjaro to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green coated endpapers. Mounted chromolithographic frontispiece, 8 mounted photographic plates, 12 photogravure plates from watercolours by E. T. Compton after photographs by the author, 3 folding colour maps, wood-engravings to the text. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, light rubbing to extremities, a few small pale markings to sides, very mild spotting to edges and index leaves, pale browning along edges of photogravure plates, the images never affected, closed tear to final folding map sometime skilfully repaired verso, the image intact. A very good copy with notably bright plates, the mounted photographs entirely unfaded and retaining their rich tonal contrasts. First edition in English of this landmark in mountaineering literature, describing the first ascent of Kilimanjaro, originally published in German the previous year, and "a most handsome volume" (Neate), illustrated with a series of atmospheric mounted photographs and watercolours after photographs; this copy in a variant binding with multicolour blocking to the front board. Meyer had already made two unsuccessful attempts at scaling the mountain when he returned in 1889 with Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, painter Ernst Platz, and a well-organised support team, establishing advance camp at 4300 metres and deciding to go by the south-eastern slope. Setting off on 3 October at 1 am, they took nine hours to reach the Ratzel glacier which had blocked Meyer's progress on the first attempt, and which they now scaled in four gruelling hours to reach the rim of the crater, 150 metres below the summit, but with time and strength running out they returned to advance camp to try again three days later. "This time the route was clearly marked and the previously cut ice steps had held their shape. The rim was reached in six hours, and at exactly 10.30 am on 6 October 1889 they reached the summit at what Meyer called 'Kasier-Wilhelm-Spitze' (now known as Kibo) … With Purtscheller's help, various scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Meyer and Platz then remained for several weeks more in the vicinity of the mountain and examined the relatively unknown north and west sides of the Schira plateau. Meyer returned to Germany to considerable public acclaim … As an authority on East Africa, Meyer through his writings profoundly influenced German attitudes towards its colony and in 1905 he was given charge of the Landeskundlichen Kommission des Reichskolonialamtes" (Howgego).

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        L'odontotechnie. Ou l'art de préserver de guérir de restaurer et de remplacer les dents

      Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Paul Schmit, 1891, in-8, , broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Orné de 166 gravures figurant des dents détériorées, des maladies des maxillaires, ainsi que différents types de pièces dentaires artificielles. Avec un chapitre sur l'orthodontie et un sur l' "odontoclavisme" ; l'auteur désigne ainsi le le fait de serrer la mâchoire de manière inconsciente, souvent à cause de l'excès de travail et, en conséquence, d'empêcher la respiration par la bouche qui, selon une certaine opinion, parait préférable à la respiration par le nez. Souffrant lui-même d'odontoclavisme, il préconise l'emploi d'une coiffe amovible à fond épais, qui se fixe sur une dent, ou bien d'un appareil entier recouvrant les dents de la mâchoire inférieure, empêchant ainsi de fermer complètement la bouche. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique Paris. Seconde couverture et dos factices.

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        TEOSOFISK TIDSKRIFT 1891-1950.

      42 bind. Utgifven af Svenska Teosofiska Samfundet, Stockholm. Första årgången 1891 til Årg. 60. Flere årgange er indbundet sammen og der er dermed enkelte dubletter. Variende indbindinger, nogle i læder, nogle i lærred og halvpluviusin. Med ejerstempler og spor efter mærkater på enkelte af bindene. Sammenhængende sæt af Teosofisk Tidsskrift udgivet i Sverige og med et væld af viden om den åndelige videnskab og dens tilhængere, ikke mindst dens grundlægger Madame Blavatsky.

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        Catalogue of the Picariea in the Collection of the British Museum. Scansores and Coccyges, containing the families Rhsmphastidae, Galbulidae and Bucconidae . and the families Indicatoridae, Capitonidae, Cuclidae, and Musophagidae.

      London: British Museum (Natural History), 1891. - Octavo,484 pp.,13 chromolithographic plates by Smit and Keulemans. Publisher's cloth, library sticker on spine and library pocket on lower paste-down, no library stamps, partly unopened . Volume 19 from Richard Bowdler Sharpe's 27 volume Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, 1874-1898. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        ÄGYPTEN.- Zweiter Theil: Ober-Ägypten und Nubien bis zum zweiten Katarakt.

      Leipzig (Baedeker), 1891. XL, 400 S. mit 11 teils farb. Karten + 26 Stadtplänen und Grundrissen. OLn. Einband leicht bestaubt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. BK D488. So komplett und in vergleichbarer Erhaltung fast unauffindbar. Durchaus museal. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        A History of Mississippi

      nbsp;Washington - R H Henry and CO., 1891 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An historical work on Mississippi. This work starts from the discovery of the Mississippi river and follows the history of Mississippito the death of Jefferson Davis. A scarce work, this is thefirst edition. Other notable aspects of the history of Mississippi discussed include Mississippi as a French Province, the Indigenous tribes, Mississippi as an English province, and as a state. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, Generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine. Split to the cloth of front joint and to the tail of rear joint. Bookseller's label to the rear pastedown, Stratford and Green. Prior owner's inscription to the rear pastedown, Roland B Crosby-Clarke. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are age toned to the edges with light spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1891 - First edition in the rare publisher's gift binding. Half white calf and floral patterned paper over boards with morocco gilt spine labels. Myerson's binding "C," variant noted by him with gathering "a" omitted. Good or better with minor staining on the boards, some rubbing and scratching on the calf, and a small chip on the spine title label. By far the scarcest variant binding for this title: the two other bindings were issued new at $1.25 and $1.50 respectively; this binding was originally issued at $3.50. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reliquaire

      Léon Genonceaux 1891 - - Léon Genonceaux, Paris 1891, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Edition en grande partie originale, imprimée à 550 exemplaires et à la bonne date de 1891 sur la page de titre. Reliure en plein cartonnage ornementé de motifs floraux estampés à froid, dos lisse très légèrement bruni sans gravité, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, date dorée en queue, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Des coupures de presse biographiques ont été reliées en fin du volume, étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde et qui a laissé une ombre en son regard. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la préface originale de Rodolphe Darzens dont la plupart des exemplaires du tirage ont été amputé. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une reliure de l'époque ce qui est rare selon Clouzot. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition largely original, printed with 550 copies and the correct date of 1891 on the title page. Binder in full cardboard embellished with cold stamped floral motifs, brown smooth back, brown shagreen piece, gold date in tail, preserved covers, Contemporary binding. Biographical press clippings have been linked at the end of the volume, bookmarking description tag sticked at the head of a guard Our copy is quite complete of the original preface by Rodolphe Darzens, of which most of the copies have been amputated. Pleasant copy established in a Contemporary binding which is rare according to Clouzot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator . Second Edition [ --Supplementary Appendix to Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator].

      1891 - London: R. & R. Clark for John Murray, 1892-1891. 8vo in 4s (226 x 160mm), together 2 volumes. Original olive-green cloth over bevelled boards, the upper boards with gilt borders, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt, lower boards with borders in blind, mid-brown coated endpapers, uncut, some quires in supplementary vol. unopened; pp. I: [2 (blank l.)], xxiv, [2 (fly-title, verso blank)], 456, [2 (blank l.)]; II: [2 (blank l.)], xxii, [2 (addenda, verso blank)], [2 (fly-title, verso blank)], 147; [1 (blank)], [2 (blank l.)]; wood-engraved frontispiece by Whymper after W.H. Overend, 43 wood-engraved plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Whymper after F. Barnard, A. Corbould, F. Dadd, W.L. Jones, Overend, P. Skelton, E. Wagner, E. Wilson, Joseph Wolf, et al., one wood-engraved map by Stanford's Geographical Establishment, one folding lithographic plan, one folding facsimile map by William Delahaye, and one large folding lithographic map by Stanford's Geographical Establishment loose as issued in pocket on lower pastedown of vol. I; extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, spines slightly faded, minor damage on front free endpaper of Travels, splitting and old repairs on upper hinge of supplementary volume, offsetting onto verso of loose map, otherwise a very good, clean set; provenance: Harrison and Sons, London (bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown of Travels) -- Thomas Somers Vernon Cocks (1850-1932, engraved bookplate on upper pastedown of Travels). Second edition of Travels, first edition of the Supplementary Appendix. Long recognised as a classic of mountaineering literature, Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator was written by the mountaineer and wood-engraver Edward Whymper (1840-1911) and describes his travels in Equador in 1879 and 1880. Whymper and his companions 'twice climbed Chimborazo (20,498 feet), the highest mountain in Ecuador, and other peaks including Cotopaxi (19,613 feet), an active volcano. Whymper also surveyed the area and collected over 8000 zoological and botanical specimens. Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator (1891-2) combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations [.] In 1892 Whymper received the patron's medal of the Royal Geographical Society. He also designed a new tent for his Ecuador journey that was widely used by mountaineers for many years' (ODNB). The Supplementary Appendix was the first volume to be published (in 1891), and Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator then followed in 1892; this set is comprised of the second edition of Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator, with the first edition of the Supplementary Appendix, although this volume is in a variant binding without the gilt vignette on the upper board of other copies, which suggests that this copy may be in a secondary binding. The work is eulogised by Neate as 'The first of the few great classics of South American mountaineering literature, equalled only by books like De Agostini's Andes Patagonicos. It remains essential reading for anyone visiting Ecuador'. Similarly, Perret notes that 'ce livre est peu courant et recherchà ', judging that it was the first important book to be published on the Andes and that 'il demeure un ouvrage essentiel pour quiconque envisage de se rendre dans les Andes à quatoriennes'. NLS, Mountaineering t204 and t206 (special ed.); for the 1st ed., cf.: Neate W66; Perret 4559. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles - true first issues

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1891. A set of first edition, first printings published by James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. in 1891. A set of three in contemporary bindings. Some shadowing to the front panels of the books. First issue with 'road' for 'load' on page 198 of volume 3. A good set with usual reading marks.

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        Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands on the volcanic islands and parts of South America visited during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle'.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1891 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt, blind rules to covers. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership inscription to first blank. Occasional foxing, short closed tear to stub of folding map of South America. An excellent copy. With 2 folding maps, 5 folding plates (1 coloured), and illustrations to text. Third edition of the second and third parts of Darwin's geological results of the Beagle voyage. The book was one of three "major geological works resulting from the voyage of the Beagle, and contains detailed geological descriptions of locations visited by Darwin . it provides valuable insights into one of the most important scientific voyages ever made". The work was first issued as three separate volumes — Coral Reefs (1842), Volcanic Islands (1844), and South America (1846) — but Darwin's intention was always to treat the geology of the Beagle in a single volume. In 1851, the three parts were issued in one volume, made up from unsold sheets and with a new title page. A second edition of Coral reefs, extensively revised and rewritten, was issued in 1874, with the other two parts appearing in a single volume in 1876, called the second edition, though no alterations were made to the text. A third edition of Coral reefs, edited by T. J. Bonney, was issued in 1889, and the third edition of the other two parts in 1891, "a title page edition with some resetting". The binding closely resembles the Murray Darwins, with the same device on the spine. Freeman 282; introduction to Geological Observations, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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        Le tutu. Moeurs fin de siècle

      Paris, L. Genonceaux (Impr. F. Imbert), 1891, in-16, [4]-319 pages, demi-percaline bradel à coins de l'époque, pièce de titre rouge, ex-libris "A.G." en pied du dos, Une illustration dans le texte, d'après Binet, figurant l'hommier du docteur Messé-Malou et une page de "musique céleste". Rarissime édition originale de ce roman inclassable et étrange, d'une énigmatique "Princesse Sapho" : les bases de données des bibliothèques publiques et privées n'en connaissent que trois exemplaires (BNF, Harvard University, Universität Giessen) et 5 exemplaires seuls ont été localisés dans des bibliothèques particulières. Pascal Pia, qui a littéralement redécouvert ce "chef d'oeuvre inconnu" en 1966, en attribue la paternité à l'éditeur lui-même, Léon Genonceaux, audacieux et génial découvreur de l'époque du Symbolisme, à l'origine de la seconde édition des Chants de Maldoror ainsi que de la première édition du Reliquaire de Rimbaud ; les noms de Henri d'Argis ou encore de Laurent Tailhade ont également pu être avancés, mais l'auteur du Tutu demeure mystérieux. Les personnages de la galerie loufoque qui le compose ont en revanche bien existé, leurs noms ont à peine été déguisés : le héros principal, Mauri de Noirof n'est autre que Maurice de Brunhoff (1861-1937), éditeur d'art de la place parisienne, auquel il emprunte tant les traits du physique que du caractère ; sous le nom de Jardisse, "un raté" au nez "en forme de bosse de chameau [...] pouvant contenir un tombereau de roupies" se cache Henri d'Argis de Guillerville, ami de Verlaine et familier des cercles symbolistes ; madame Perle, "cocotte des Champs-Elysées" sert quant à elle de prétexte à introduire une certaine madame Merle, proche du ministre de l'intérieur Waldeck-Rousseau. "Tous les personnages du livre sont des excentriques, des extravagants, voire des monstres - au sens propre du mot. Le premier d'entre eux, Mauri de Noirof, épouse une riche héritière obèse et portée sur la boisson, engrosse une femme à deux têtes qui s'exhibait dans les cirques, subit le traitement grâce auquel un médecin procure aux femmes stériles, comme aux hommes, la possibilité d'allaiter, devient député, ministre de la Justice, et se livre en compagnie de sa mère à des orgies de débris anatomiques dans la garçonnière où Gabrielle Bompard et son amant avaient estourbi l'huissier Gouffé" (Pascal Pia). Au milieu de cette sarabande curieuse se lisent les Chants de Maldoror et la correspondance scatologique de la duchesse d'Orléans. A juste titre, les critiques modernes considèrent le Tutu comme un précurseur de Jarry, de Dada et du Surréalisme. Et pourtant ! L'ouvrage fut totalement ignoré de ses contemporains, sans doute à cause des démêlés judiciaires que Léon Genonceaux traversait au moment de sa parution ; poursuivi par les autorités à cause de la publication de l'Hermine de Larocque et acculé face à Rodolphe Dazens qui lui reprochait d'avoir publié un texte inachevé en préface du Reliquaire, Genonceaux fuit la France, sans avoir eu le temps d'envoyer un seul exemplaire du Tutu aux critiques et aux revues : le roman ne bénéficia que d'une seule note, bien brève, dans la Bibliographie de la France du 6 juin 1891, annonçant la mise sous presse d'un "roman inédit, avec, dans le texte, une composition symbolique de l'auteur". Cette publicité est loin d'être éclairante, puisqu'elle soulève, au contraire, deux bizarreries venant s'ajouter aux autres qui entourent Le Tutu : le texte est daté du 26 septembre 1891 et la "composition symboliste" est signée, dans le bois, d'un certain Binet, à propos duquel nous nous ignorons tout et qui était également l'auteur de la couverture en couleurs représentant un personnage à petite barbiche pointue, portant monocle, veston rouge et tutu jaune... Pages jaunies, légère tache d'humidité en marge du faux-titre et du titre, petite salissure au titre et à la page 6. Coins et charnières un peu usés. Exemplaire néanmoins agréable. Pascal Pia, "Un des inventeurs de

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        Young African Boy

      Germany: np, 1891. original oil. No Binding. Fine. Kuhnert, Wilhelm. Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. One of his earliest original oil paintings. A young African native head study. (One chip on chin a pictured). Dated 12/24/91 - Christmas eve, perhaps Kuhnert was in the African bush and lonely so he painted this picture. At the bottom beneath Kuhnert's signature is written Masungu, perhaps the boy's name. Kuhnert studies of people are rare, Additional postage required (especially for outside the US).

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        Vue de ruines.

      Remiremont, s.e., 1891; 210/270 mm, huile sur un petit panneau de bois. Cachet d'atelier au dos. Bon état.

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        Colonel Starbottle's Client" in The Newspaper Library (magazine)

      Cramer, Aikens & Cramer. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 03- 1891. - Volume III, No. 3, of "The Newspaper Library," March 1891. Stiff card covers, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 32 pp. Volume contains "A Lying Vision" by the Irish novelist and politician Justin McCarthy, "Colonel Starbottle's Client" by Bret Harte, and "Nibs" by Lavilla E. Allen. Presumably the Newpaper Library represents the earliest publication of Harte's engaging story. See item 7358 in Volume 3 of the "Bibliography of American Literature." An uncommon item. Very good clean condition.

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        SPEECHES

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine example of a scarce title. Original gilt-lettered white cloth. We have handled several copies of this title over the years and all have been bound in printed boards. This is the first time we have seen this binding which is fancier and likely produced in a much smaller quantity. A scarce collection of eleven speeches prefaced by the comment: "These chance utterances of faith and doubt are printed for a few friends who will care to keep them." Holmes served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court from 1899 until 1902 when he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt, a position he held until his retirement in 1932. Holmes became famous for his liberal interpretations of the United States Constitution and was known as the "Great Dissenter" because of his disagreement with the views of his colleagues on the Court. His lectures on common law at the Lowell Institute in Boston, collected as THE COMMON LAW (1881), are considered a classic of legal writing. Speeches in this book include "Harvard College in the War" and "The Use of Law Schools.

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        I TRIONFI

      GENUA & STRIZZI, 1891. ITALIANO 0,13 Facsimile foto zincografico della edizione stamapata a Firenze ad istanza di Pietro Pacini l'anno 1499 conservata in esemplare unico nella Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele in Roma, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi e con rara fioritura, grandi litografie a tutta pagina ad ogni cambio capitolo, capilettera figurate, tagli non rifilati e con lieve fioritura, coperta morbida con risvolti, in pergamena, con titoli rossi e neri al piatto, con fioritura e con piccola traccia di umidità, piccoli strappi ai bordi, dorso mancante USATO

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        Young African Boy

      np, Germany 1891 - Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. One of his earliest original oil paintings. A young African native head study. (One chip on chin a pictured). Dated 12/24/91 - Christmas eve, perhaps Kuhnert was in the African bush and lonely so he painted this picture. At the bottom beneath Kuhnert's signature is written Masungu, perhaps the boy's name. Kuhnert studies of people are rare, Additional postage required (especially for outside the US). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM ...

      New York: The Humboldt Publishing Company, 1891. 48pp. plus 4ff of adverts. Large octavo. Printed self-wrappers. Uniform tanning, diagonal crease across lower forecorner of rear wrapper and adverts, minute loss at toe of spine, neat repair at crown; a very good copy of this characteristically fragile pamphlet. First US printing in this format, published as HUMBOLDT LIBRARY OF SCIENCE No. 147, in company with Morris's "The Socialist Ideal - Art," and Owen's "The Coming Solidarity." Wilde's essay is featured as the wrapper- title. The essay first appeared in British and US editions of THE FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW in February 1891. The first UK edition in book form appeared ('privately', in an edition of fifty copies) in 1895. Not in Mason/Millard. Uncommon in wrappers.

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        The Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System. An Address by Ida M. Van Etten, at the National Convention of the American Federation of Labor held at Detroit, Mich., December 8th, 1890 (Richard T. Ely's copy)

      American Federation of Labor / Samuel Gompers, New York 1891 - Desirable copy of an important document, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe working conditions and better hours for working women, speaking out especially against the so-called "Sweating System" of the underground garment industry. Van Etten (d. 1894), scion of one of the oldest New York families, was an influential writer and speaker on women's issues, serving as the secretary of the Working Women's Society of New York. Curiously, she died unhinged and penniless (in fact, $120 in arrrears) in her room at the Hotel Continental in Paris, where a contemporary newspaper account notes ".[her] room was found to contain nothing of any value. The most of her belongings consisted of papers and a stack of unsent letters appealing for help, some of them of not very recent date" (New York Times, Mar 8, 1894). This the copy of Progressive economist and journalist Richard T. Ely (1854-1943), with his ink ownership signature at head of front wrapper. Ely was the founder of the American Economic Association, and a noted author on labor issues. Of the current work, OCLC locates approximately 8 physical locations, all with Washington, D.C. imprints; there appear to be no institutionally catalogued examples of the New York printing, nor can we establish priority. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 16pp. Faint vertical crease; front cover lightly foxed and soiled, with wax-pencil ownership initial at upper margin near bound edge, else a Very Good, well-preserved copy. Ownership signature in ink of R[obert] T. Ely to front cover. At base of cover: "Copyright by Samuel Gompers, 1891." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Classic Town: The Story of Evanston By "An Old Timer "

      Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publishing Association. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1891. First Edition Thus. 1. Hard Cover. Inscribed "To my ever kind Brother and Sister Mr. & Mrs. James F. Tait with affectionate New Year Greeting from Frances E. Willard 1892" on front endpaper. In publisher's full dark brown cloth with an embossed gilt graduation cap on the front cover, gilt lettering on cover and spine, a.e.g., floral patterned endpapers. Illustrated with b&w photographs. . Light rubbing to gilt on head and heel of spine, covers are slightly rubbed, an occasional finger smudge in the margin, and light pencil notation and slight wrinkling on the front endpaper which bears Frances Willard's lovely inscription. VERY GOOD. . B&W Photographs. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 423 pp. Signed by Author .

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        Le Jardin de Bérénice

      1891 - Paris, Perrin, 1891. 125 x 192 mm, 296 pp. Reliure moderne, demi-chagrin vert à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Dos passé. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 25 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES sur Hollande, seul tirage en grand papier. "Le Jardin de Bérénice" est le dernier volet de la trilogie romanesque " Le culte du Moi", après "Sous l'?il des Barbares" et "Un Homme libre".Exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur.

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA-GERMAN SOCIETY. SKETCH OF ITS ORIGIN, WITH THE PROCEEDINGS AND ADDRESSES AT ITS ORGANIZATION. LANCASTER, APRIL 15TH, 1891

      Lancaster, Pa.: The Society. Very Good+. 1891-1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean marbled boards with leather spines and protective leather front corners. Gilt lettering on spines. Soft cover booklets with most original covers bound into ten hardcover volumes, 1891 - 1900. Text's interiors are tight, clean & intact. Each booklet has a tissue protected frontispiece. Illustrations: engravings, drawings in one color, maps, photographs. Vol. 1. 94pp, published in 1891. Proceedings & addresses: (includes Society Constitution) Lancaster April 15th, 1891. Vol. 2. 182pp. Published in 1891-1892. Proceedings & addresses Harrisburg, Oct. 14th, 1891. Vol. 3. 292pp. Published 1893. Proceedings & addresses Oct. 12, 1892. Vol. 4. 292pp. Published 1893. Proceeding & addresses York Oct. 11, 1893. Vol.5. 266pp. Published 1895. Proceedings & addresses, Reading Oct. 3 1894. Vol. 6. 283pp. Published 1896. Proceedings & addresses Bethlehem, Oct. 22, 1895. Vol. 7. 576pp. Published 1897. Proceedings & addresses, Philadelphia Oct. 25, 1898. Vol. 8. 322pp. Published 1898. Proceedings & Adresses. Lancaster Oct. 22, 1897. Vol. 9. 468pp. Published 1900. Proceedings & Addresses Allentown, Oct. 20, 1899. Vol. 10. 565pp. Published 1900. Proceedings & Addresses, Ephrata Oct. 20, 1899. Volume #7 spine lightly rubbed. Genealogy, Pennsylvania, Germans; B/W Portrait illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Gilbertianae. Isthmian Rhymes

      (Great Barrington MA): (Douglas Bros.). (1891). First. First edition. Cloth gilt. Boards a bit soiled, and corners slightly worn, a solid, very good or better copy. Published (sort of) anonymously, this copy is Inscribed by the author: "G.A. Cunningham, Jr. with the kindest regards of the Author. Colon, P.I. 1893." The author, James Stanley Gilbert, worked in the isthmus of Panama starting in 1886 for the Panama Railroad Company, later becoming an agent for a steamship company. He was one of the first Americans to write about pre-canal Panama, and was known as "The Poet of Panama." While his poetry was both popular and well-regarded in a Kiplingesque-manner, his status as a businessman-poet hurt his reputation with critics generally. Although his later book, Panama Patchwork, was re-issued many times (thirteen printings between 1906-1935), this title is very uncommon, especially signed. OCLC lists but one copy in an American library (Brown University). .

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        The Professor at the Breakfast-Table

      Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston 1891 - Early Two Volume Printing. Original green cloth and original fragile printed dustjackets, gilt top page edges. The author's most celebrated work in 19th Century dustjackets. Scarce. Very Good set in Good edge chipped dustjackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Saint-Louis au Port de Tombouktou. Voyage d'un Canonnière Française suivi d'un vocabulaire Sonraï

      CHALLAMEL Augustin. 1891. In-8 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 376 pages. 3 cartes (sur 4) en couleurs, dont une dépliante. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges.

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

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

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        Walt Whitman ALS: "as I sit here late night Dec 31 ... a storm out ... tomorrow a new year", to Gabriel Sarrazin French poet and translator

      Camden, NJ, January 1891. 3" x 5". "ALS postcard, 5"" x 3"", postmarked, ""Camden /Jan / 91"" with the third being illegible. Signed by Walt Whiteman as ""Walt Whitman"". Boldly scripted with strong contrast entirely in his own hand. Front slight discoloration from being in an album of some sort with dime size spot, with verso maintaining one small spot of smeared ink, else near fine.Whitman's letter appears reflective on his life with the advent of the New Year. The postcard was written on a late and stormy night, Dec 31, 1890. His health was in rapid decline at point and he references such in his not ""-Am here yet + much the same"". However Whitman, with his strong constitution and relently attitude of looking forward regardless of his health, was still determined to compose and publish ""When I publish anything new I will send you""His reflective letter to Gabriel Sarrazin is shown in full below:""Campden New Jersey US AmericaThot(thought) I wd(would) send a short word as I sit here late night Dec 31 '90 + a storm out - + tomorrow a new year beginning (+ I pray it will be one lucky + blessed to you) - Am here yet + much the same-When I publish anything new I will send you - If you receive this write + give me directions - God Bless you.Walt Whitman""Called America's first ""poet of democracy"", a name for Whitman which reflected his ability to write in a singularly American character. Among the most influential US poets, often called the ""father of free verse"", his work was very controversial, particularly ""Leaves of Grass"" (1855) which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. He worked as a government clerk and as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. ""Leaves of Grass"", published with his own money, was an attempt to reach out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death. There is a distinct contrast between Whitman's idealized notions of the human body as expressed in his literary work and the actual state of his health as it evolved over the course of his life. The many revisions of Leaves of Grass did not so much parallel his decline in health as much as reinforce his original conception of the natural human being as the divine reflection of the cosmos. Over time this idea as an essential theme of his work began to take precedence over others, serving as both his conception of America's unique characteristic as a people and the archetype of his own self-created myth for the model of healthy masculinity.As a consequence, the health-imbued persona of mythic proportions he projected in his work fused with new and various aspects of his self-created image as healer in each newly revised edition of the work. Harold Aspiz believes the first three editions of Leaves of Grass illustrate a merger of what he terms the ""fact and invention"" of Whitman's self-portrayal as the self-endowed symbol of his own magnificent body. His image as ""one of the roughs"" in the first edition transforms in the second into a magnetic ""folk-evangelist,"" in the third into a ""reincarnated Adam"" ready to bear healthy children, and in the fourth into the ""healer-camerado."" With each new edition, the body of the poet is used less and less as a metaphor for the physical vitality that was integral to his philosophy. By the time of this letter, Whitman was already partially paralyzed. Whitman spent his last years in Camden, New Jersey. As the end of 1891 approached, he prepared a final edition of ""Leaves of Grass"", the ""Deathbed Edition;"" hedied in 1892, about 2 years after he penned this postcard to Sarrazin.This incredible letter/postcard demonstrating Whitman's staunch perseverance to ignore the short comings of his long term health issues and clearly notes his phenomenal eternal positive energy he had for life. A fantastic piece."

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford. Nine Volume Set. Limited Edition

      London: Richard Bentley and Son. G : in Good condition. Covers grubby, with noticeable stain to spine and rear board of first volume. Spine of third volume warped. Heraldic bookplate on feps. Handwritten catalogue number on pastedowns. Foxing at eps and edges. Untrimmed at fore and lower edges. 1891. Limited Edition 79 / 100. Vellum covered hardback boards. 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). clxi, 415pp; xv, 512pp; xix, 512pp; xxi, 512pp; xxvi, 512pp; xxiv, 510pp; xxvi, 512pp; xxviii, 576pp; xxv, 623pp. Frontis portraits and plates. Original folding plates of crest and family tree in first volume have been replaced with modern photocopies. .

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        Catalogue de la Bibliotheque de M. Ricardo Heredia.Paris, 1891. 4to. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Modern half cloth.

      Catalogue of the famous auction held in Paris in 1891 to sell off the library belonging to Don Ricardo Heredia, Count of Benahavis. Heredia i.a. purchased the Salva library on February 13, 1872. Heredia´s collection passed in block to the Bibliotheca Nacional of Spain.Good set.

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875 - 1886. 3 Bände (komplett). Erster Band: 1875-1878. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 38 Vollbildern, 125 Illustrationen im Text und 9 Karten. Zweiter Band: 1879-1882. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 35 Vollbildern, 130 Illustrationen im Text und 6 Karten. Dritter Band: 1882-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Illustrationen im Text von Fischer und Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen.

      Wien und Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-1891. - Groß-8°. 23 cm. XVI, 585 (1) Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, XVI, 560 Seiten und XVI, 740 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen und eine lose gefaltete Karte im Anhang. Rote illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 229. Einbände wenig berieben, Innenfalzen fachmännisch verstärkt, Band 2 am Rücken wasserfleckig, Besitzereintrag auf Schmutzblatt, Vorsätze, Titel stockfleckig. Gute bis sehr gute, komplette und dekorative Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An inquiry into the ethnography of Afghanistan,: prepared for and presented to The Ninth International Congress of Orientalists (London, September, 1891).

      Woking The Oriental University Institute 1891 - A very good used copy in modern wrappers, remains of original wrappers pasted down. Preserved in a modern half morocco drop-back box.

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        Les Amours jaunes.

      - Paris, Léon Vanier, 1891. In-12, (1)-XVII-(1)-293-(1) pp., broché, sous chemise demi-percaline et étui modernes (infimes manques de papier aux coiffes, sinon bel exemplaire). Deuxième édition, en partie originale. * 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. *** Langue : Français

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        Edith von Schrenck Mappe. Lithographien nach dem "Kriegertanz", "Policinell" und "Gefesselt".

      20 sign. Orig.-Lithographien und 1 Blatt mit Impressum lose in Orig.-Kartonmappe. 23 x 19 cm. Nr. 18 von 50 Exemplaren. - Die ausdruckstarken Lithographien mit Darstellungen der Tänzerin und Tanzpädagogin Edith von Schrenck (1891-1971) laut Impressum können die Tafeln in einer bestimmten Abfolge zu zwei Tanzfriesen angeordnet werden. - Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer (18951967) studiert auf Geheiß seines Vaters Architektur in München. Seinem eigentlichen Interesse nach zeichnete, malte, komponierte und musizierte er aber daneben unbeirrt weiter. Als Architekt und Städteplaner war Strohmeyer nach dem Krieg maßgeblich am Wiederaufbau Hamburgs beteiligt. Dargestellt auf seinen hier angebotenen Lithographien sind Tanzszenen der aus Sankt Petersburg stammenden Ausdruckstänzerin, Choreographin und Tanzpädagogin Edith von Schrenck. Im Zuge der Oktoberrevolution 1917 verließ sie mit ihrer Familie Russland und startete von München aus, wo sie vermutlich auch Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer kennen lernte, ihre Tanzkarriere. Sie debütiert nach etwa einem Jahr intensiver eigener Tanzstudien in den Kammerspielen, um anschließend mit ihren Solotänzen auf Tournee durch ganz Europa zu gehen. Im Mai 1919 traf sie während eines Gastspiels in Frankfurt am Main auf den Schriftsteller Waldemar Bonsels, der für sie zur großen Liebe und zum Mentor wurde. - Die Mappe leicht gebrauchsspurig, die Tafeln sauber und frisch!

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        In memory of S. Austin Allibone

      [Philadelphia: Siddall Bros, 1891. Slim 8vo, 2 p.l., 23 folios (printed on rectos only); mounted photographic frontispiece; front free endpaper detached (but present), some wear at extremities, but generally very good in original olive green cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover. Bookplate of M[oses] Finzi-Lobo. This copy inscribed "Miss Sergeant with the kind regards of M. H. Allibone," and with 3 autograph letters (totaling 4pp.) signed from S. Austin Allibone to M. Finzi-Lobo tipped in, all concerning mistakes and omissions in Allibone's great Dictionary of Authors; also tipped in is a printed broadsheet of a letter to the N.Y. Tribune, signed (with initials) by S. A. Allibone. "A paper read before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, December 8th, 1890, by S.D. McConnell, D.D."

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875 - 1886. 3 Bände (komplett). Erster Band: 1875-1878. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von Richard Buchta herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 38 Vollbildern, 125 Illustrationen im Text und 9 Karten. Zweiter Band: 1879-1882. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 35 Vollbildern, 130 Illustrationen im Text und 6 Karten. Dritter Band: 1882-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Reisenden. Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Illustrationen im Text von Fischer und Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen.

      Wien und Olmütz, Eduard Hölzel, 1889-1891. - Groß-8°. 23 cm. XVI, 585 (1) Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, XVI, 560 Seiten und XVI, 740 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen und eine lose gefaltete Karte im Anhang. Grüne illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 229. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Besitzereintrag verso Vorsatz. Sehr gute, komplette und dekorative Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford. Nine Volume Set. Limited Edition

      London: Richard Bentley and Son. G : in Good condition. Covers grubby, with noticeable stain to spine and rear board of first volume. Spine of third volume warped. Heraldic bookplate on feps. Handwritten catalogue number on pastedowns. Foxing at eps and edges. Untrimmed at fore and lower edges. 1891. Limited Edition 79 / 100. Vellum covered hardback boards. 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). clxi, 415pp; xv, 512pp; xix, 512pp; xxi, 512pp; xxvi, 512pp; xxiv, 510pp; xxvi, 512pp; xxviii, 576pp; xxv, 623pp. Frontis portraits and plates. Original folding plates of crest and family tree in first volume have been replaced with modern photocopies. .

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        Main-Travelled Roads: Six Mississippi Valley Stories

      Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1891, 1891. First edition, cloth issue. Wright III, 2115. Poor quality paper a little browned; very good copy.. 8vo, original blue cloth, silver lettering. Garland's first substantial book (preceded only by the play Under the Wheel) which foreshadows all of his early realistic fiction on working men and women, particularly Midwestern farmers. This original edition did not sell well, but was extensively reviewed and praised as the work of a promising young writer. There were numerous subsequent editions (including one by Stone & Kimball). Inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Miss Minna Smith / My Friendly Critic - much / valued. / Hamlin Garland / Roxbury. / Nov. 3/91." Minna Smith and her sister Gertrude were minor Boston authors and close to the circle of authors (Mary Wilkins Freeman, Alice Brown, Bradford Torrey, Alice Guiney, et al.) that nurtured the young Garland and listened to and commented on his literary lectures.

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        Fine and Rare Photograph Signed, 7 X 4.5 inches, 1891

      This handsome Falk cabinet portrait of Henry Rider Haggard known as H. Rider Haggard is boldly signed in fountain pen and dated, "Sincerely yours H. Rider Haggard 1891." He draws an attractive paraph under both his name and the date. By the time he signed our photograph, Haggard had established himself as the popular adventure writer and creator of Allan Quartermain. The next year, 1892, his novel "Nada the Lily" would be published. The Falk name and address are printed in orange with the same color used in the fine border line. The overall tone of the photograph is a more inviting sepia than shown in the accompanying image. Condition: Adhesion marks to the reverse, slight chip to lower right corner, otherwise fine.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliotheque de M. Ricardo Heredia.Paris, 1891. 4to. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Modern half cloth.

      Catalogue of the famous auction held in Paris in 1891 to sell off the library belonging to Don Ricardo Heredia, Count of Benahavis. Heredia i.a. purchased the Salva library on February 13, 1872. Heredia´s collection passed in block to the Bibliotheca Nacional of Spain.Good set.

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        Cranford

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891. One of the Great Pre-Feminist Novels By One of the Great Female British Novelists In a Beautiful 'Kelliegram' Binding [KELLIEGRAM BINDING] GASKELL, Mrs. Cranford. With a Preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London and New York: Macmillan & Co., 1891. Hugh Thomson-illustrated edition. Octavo (6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in; 176 x 114 mm). xxx, 297, [1] pp. 111 black and white illustrations including frontispiece, head- and tailpieces, and historiated initials. Contemporary binding by Kelly & Son (stamp-signed Kelliegram Binding London) to rear turn-in full green morocco with a portrait inlay of Mr. Jenkyns, partially reproducing the illustration on page 108, in black, blue, grey, dark and light brown, and ivory calf against a charming pictorially gilt village background to upper cover. Lower cover with pictorial inlay of a sedan chair in blue, light and dark brown, and grey calf. Raised bands with gilt dots, compartments with gilt panel within gilt borders. Turn-ins with gilt rules and gilt corner pieces. Red cloth liners and end-leaves. All edges gilt. Minimal sunning to spine. A beautiful and very fine example. Cranford, which originally appeared as a serial in Charles Dickens' magazine, Household Words, 1851-53, and saw its first publication in book form in 1853, is "a series of linked sketches of life among the ladies of a quiet country village in the 1830s...The greatest charm of Cranford, which has kept it unfailingly popular, is its amused but loving portrait of the old-fashioned customs and 'elegant economy' of a delicately observed group of middle-aged figures in a landscape" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), a "strong and independent-minded woman" (The Feminist Companion to Literature), was an important proto-Feminist writer who often tackled unorthodox subjects in her novels. Cranford, for example, concerns a community of spinsters who glory in their freedom from male interference. Mrs. Gaskell was "'..the most popular, with small question, the most powerful and finished female novelist of an epoch singularly rich in female novelists'" (Enclyclopedia of British Women Writers, p. 264, citing Mrs. Gaskell's obituary in The Athenaeum). "Critical awareness of Gaskell as a social historian is now more balanced by awareness of her innovativeness and artistic development as a novelist. While scholars continue to debate the precise nature of her talent, they also reaffirm the singular attractiveness of her best works" (ibid) of which Cranford is one. The beautifully inlaid and colorful "Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century?The development [during the 1880s] that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, Kelliegram Bindings).

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        Scenic Utah: Pen and Pencil

      New York: J. Dewing Publishing Co., 1891. Hardcover. Folio [41 cm] 1/4 red leather with white cloth covered boards, and gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Decorative floral endsheets. Good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and stained. The underlying boards are exposed briefly at the corners and along the top edge of the front cover. The text block is cracked at the beginning. The rear flyleaf and endsheet are slightly creased and foxed.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Beautiful Alfred Lambourne book with twenty illustrated plates. A scarce Lambourne title. Wright Howes 44.

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