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        The Strand Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly - volumes I - VI.

      1891 - 1894. The first six half-year volumes in the publisher's uniform pictorial buckram. Numerous contributions by Arthur Conan Doyle, including the serialisation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, illustrated by Sidney Paget. He also makes various other contributions. Other contributors include E.W. Hornung, Walter Besant, Rudyard Kipling, Grant Allen, Jules Verne, Dick Donovan, Fritjof Nansen et al. There are also many stories by French and Russian authors. Numerous black and white illustrations by various artists. Some spotting and the occasional stain. Covers slightly rubbed. A very good run.

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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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        1891 Darwin Origin of Species Evolution Survival of Fittest Important 6th ed

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1891. Sixth edition. - 1891 Darwin Origin of Species Evolution Survival of Fittest Important 6th ed “One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species A very rare and important 6th-edition of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ – one of the most important scientific books ever written. Originally written in 1859, this book helped lay the foundation for many of the theories of evolution that would shape thinking for the next century. According to Glick, “‘Origin of Species’ greatest impact on German biological practice lay in the introduction of historical modes of explanation for the observable phenomena of living nature. The historical approach to nature was rejected, not only by the opponents of evolution, but also by the idealist evolutionist. Whether they favored a teleological or a reductionist biology, the idealists could not see the point of a theory that emphasized the irregularities and exceptions in the organic world. In the timeless real of idealist thinking, unchanging laws worked out an inevitable destiny. But Darwin taught his followers to look at living beings one by one. Thus prompted, they recognized, as if for the first time, the surprising fact of anomaly and the wisdom of an open-ended theory." (Glick, Comparative Reception of Darwinism) This 6th-edition is important because this is the first printing where the world ‘evolution’ appears, even though Darwin used the term in “The Descent of Man.” It was also the final edition that Darwin himself revised during his lifetime. Item number: #1194 Price: $750 DARWIN, Charles The Origin of Species by means of natural selection. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1891. Sixth edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xxi], 432, [2] o Includes folding diagram after p.84 • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure • References: Freeman 438; Glick • Language: English • Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm) 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! 1194 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SOUVENIR ALBUM OF 1891, CITY OF DENVER, COLORADO

      The Collier & Cleaveland Litho. Co., Denver, Colorado 1891 - (Barbot, W. A., compiler) SOUVENIR ALBUM OF 1891, CITY OF DENVER, COLORADO. Copyrighted 1890 by The Collier & Cleaveland Litho. Co., Denver, Colo. & Salt Lake. Original illustrated wrappers; 60 pages. Dimensions: 8-1/2¿ by 6-1/2¿. Alternating pages of detailed and significant description with engravings of Denver buildings, manufactures, and residences. ¿Denver and Colorado to those who are seeking new homes, a place for business, investment, speculation or a healthy climate ¿.¿ Facts concerning real estate, banking, mining and smelting, manufacturing, railroads, employment, etc. An excellent and thorough production. Near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        P & O Pencillings

      London: Day & Son, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter brown morocco spine, leather corners, gilt decorated front cover lettering. Aeg. Very good. Lloyd, William Whitelock. Unpaginated. Oblong folio. 30 x 40.5 cm. Edition de Luxe. copy 284 of 300 signed by Lloyd. One map, chromolithograph frontispiece, title page, 22 chromolithograph plates (with hand-coloring) and accompanying black and white sketches by Lloyd. Published for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company illustrating life aboard a P&O voyage from London, through the Mediterranean, via the Suez Canal with views of Gibraltar, Malta, Port Said, Suez Canal, and Red Sea. The author served with the South Wales Borderers in the Zulu War,1879, left the Army in 1882 to pursue a career as an illustrator. Wear to corners and extremities, three centimeter loss at backstrip head, interior fresh and bright.

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        The Sacred Books of the East. The Sacred Books of China. The Texts of Taoism. Part I [Vol. XXXIX] and Part II [Vol. XL]

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.7*15.5*5.8cm, wt:1.5kg, 24+396+8+8+340+8p. Ex-library with usual markings, corners and spines scuffed, cover water stained, book edges soiled. Clean internal pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Physics of the Earth's Crust - Second Edition, Revised

      Macmillan & Co. Ltd. (1889), London / New York 1891 - 360 Pp, Title Page Indicates Second Edition, Dated 1889; This The Enlarged 1891 Issue, With 60 Pp Appendix At End, New Title Page Dated 1891. Second And Best Edition, With The 1891 Appendix, As Issued 1891. Fisher Described The Mechanism Of Plate Tectonics In 1881, Ascribing It To Convection Currents In The Earth's Molten Interior. This Work On Continental Drift Went Unnoticed Or Ridiculed, But Was More Consistent With Modern Science Than The Criticisms Of His Work. An Unopened Copy [Pages Still Attached Along Top Edge]. Black Endpapers Immaculate, Binding Firm, No Names Or Marks. Very Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Registers of the Wallon or strangers church in Canterbury, 3 volumes, Lymington 1891-1898, 886 pag., [ publication of the Huguenot Society ].

      The Registers of the Wallon or strangers church in Canterbury, 3 volumes, Lymington 1891-1898, 886 pag., [ publication of the Huguenot Society ].

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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].

      

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        [Needlework binding]: For Memory is Possession. MDCCCXCI

      , 1891. 1891. Canvas-covered boards with needlework lettering and flowers on the front board and with the date in Roman numerals and additional floral illustration on the rear board. Purple silk(?) endpapers. Apparently never used as a binding, some modest staining and tears to the boards and endpapers, a good or better example. .

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        Histoire du Luminaire depuis l'époque romaine jusqu'au XIXe siècle.

      Paris, Alphonse Picard 1891 - Ouvrage contenant 500 gravures dans le texte et 80 grandes planches hors texte imprimées en deux teintes (noir et or). Illustrations de M. Emile Solvet. Avec le concours de MM. Berteault et Vaucanu. Par Henry-René d'Allemagne, Archiviste-Paléographe. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 1000 exemplaires dont 400 seulement ont été mis dans le commerce. Celui-ci un des 350 sur papier vélin teinté. Paris, Alphonse Picard - 1891 - VI (préface) et 702 pages. La rare et belle couverture d'édition illustrée en couleurs gravée et imprimée par S. Krakow à la manière de l'enluminure. La planche 11 reliée après la planche 12. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi chagrin bleu foncé à coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs, titre doré et date en pied. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Quelques frottements. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-folio (35x26). Henry-René d'Allemagne (1863-1950) était un bibliothécaire et historien français, spécialiste des arts décoratifs. Il a consacré des études innovantes à de nombreux sujets peu étudiés à son époque (serrurerie, luminaires, carte à jouer, etc.). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jahrestage 1 - 4. sowie Kleines Adreßbuch für Jericho und New York. Aus dem Leben von Gesine Cresspahl.

      1891, XVII (1) Seiten. Adressbuch 303 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit den Umschlägen von Willy Fleckhaus. jeweils mit Schutzumschlag, bei Band 3 lichtrandig, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, alle Bände mit der Signatur des Autors auf dem Nachtitel. Uwe Johnson (* 20. Juli 1934 in Cammin, Pommern - + vermutlich in der Nacht vom 23. Februar auf den 24. Februar 1984 in Sheerness on Sea, England) war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er gehörte der Gruppe 47 an.

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        Bitelephone

      Printed by Jamin in Laval 1891 - Ernest Jules Pierre Mercadier, Bitelephone. Printed by Jamin in Laval, ca. 1891-3 (though no later than 1893). 21x13.5cm, 15pp, 6 text illustrations showing the device. The author announces that there are patents for his invention at home and abroad: "Brevets et patents en France et a l'Etranger". This is the original pamphlet in wrappers, though at some very early point the pamphlet was bound into a larger manila-folder-like paper cover measuring 25x17cm; the front wrapper of the pamphlet was removed and pasted on the front cover of the new binding. The rear cover is intact. SO, that said, this is a not-perfect copy of the pamphlet, though the much-reproduced and striking cover is present. PROVENANCE: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit, accessed in October 1893. Also, the LC surplus rubber stamp is on the back cover. Good copy. There are NO copies located in WorldCat/OCLC __+__Mercadier (1836-1911, electrical engineer and director at Ecole Polytechnique) may well have introduced the first "ear buds(1)" into the technical world. His apparatus--small listening devices of 1.75(2) ounces that were padded and fit into the ear--was made for the operator of a telephone so that they could listen and speak and have free use of their hands for notes and such, as pictured on the front cover of this pamphlet. This would have been a shocking thing to see, I think, back there in 1891, only 15 years into the age of the telephone and about half of that for the time in which the still-a-luxury telephone could be accessed by relatively upper-middle-class folks. (In 1881 there were approximately 50,000 Bell telephone stations; in 1885, the year ATT was formed, there were about 150,000; in 1890, 200k and then 600k in 1900. It was in the first decade of the new century where telephone rental/ownership/accessibility really began to spread, with 2.2 million in 1905 and 5.8 million in 1910. Remember that the telephone was only one aspect of communication--all of the massive amount of infrastructure to connect thousands of telephones wasn't yet created.) __+__ Mercadier was well acquainted with the new device (having written Etudes Sur La Theorie Du Telephone five years earlier in 1886, plus other works on the telegraph and associated beginning in 1881), though what made his instrument so softly revolutionary was that it was one of the first entries into the world of communications microminiaturization--a concept we normally associate with computer development in the middle/late 1950's. As a "headphone" this device is also extremely early though not the first(3), though to my eye it is certainly the most elegant, at least that suited to its purpose. The earbud, even though it appears here in 1891, really takes another ten decades to come into its own.__+__ Notes: (1) See"Who Made that Earbud?", NYT, May 16, 2014 (2) From the Smithsonian Magazine on Mercadier's invention: “.improvements in telephone-receivers which shall be light enough to be carried while in use on the head of the operator.” After extensive testing and optimization of telephone receivers, Mercadier was able to produce miniature receivers that weighed less than 1 3/4 ounces and were “adapted for insertion into the ear.” His design is an incredible feat of miniaturization and is remarkably similar to contemporary earbud headphones, down to the use of a rubber cover “to lessen the friction against the orifice of the ear effectually close the ear to external sounds.” __+__ (3) An interesting article in the SVG blog by Mark Schubin points to the Mercadier device for being perhaps the third earliest headphone, following some others (issuing beginning in 1881) that were earlier but a lot more cumbersome. The Mercadier really were much smaller, more elegant, and a lot lighter than its 19th century companions. That said, the Mercadier device was more a candidate for the earliest earbuds more so than a straightforward headphone. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Legislation sur les Raisins Secs: Etude et Commentaire

      Montpellier / Paris: Camille Coulet / G. Masson. 1891. First. First edition. 12mo. 168 (2)pp. Contemporary cloth and papercovered boards with leather spine label. Two small, attractive bookplates of Arthur Christian, lightly rubbed, else a near fine copy. Scarce. .

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        Logische Syntax der Sprache.

      XI + 1 + 274 + 2 S. Priv. Lwd. späterer Zeit, mit aufgezogener RTitelei. EA. - Schriften zur wissenschaftlichen Weltauffassung, Bd. 8. - R. leicht berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Expl. - Carnap, (1891 - 1970), wurde als Sohn des Webers Johannes S. Carnap und der Lehrerin Anna, geb. Dörpfeld, geboren. Die Eltern waren tief religiös, gleichzeitig aber sehr tolerant bewußt praktizierten sie das Christentum als Mittel zur Führung eines guten Lebens. Diese Grundhaltung der Toleranz prägte Carnap für sein Leben, und dies insbesondere dann, als er sich, beeinflußt durch die Schriften Goethes zum Christentum wie auch der Schriften von Ernst Haeckel und Wilhelm Ostwald, vom Christentum abwandte und sich eine teils atheistische und teils agnostische Lebenseinstellung erarbeitete. In der Zeit seines Studiums in Jena und Freiburg/Breisgau 1910-14 schloß er sich der Jugendbewegung an, ohne allerdings deren Tendenz zum Nationalismus mit zu vollziehen. Vielmehr entwickelte er gegen Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs -- den er teils an der Westfront und teils im Militärinstitut in Berlin verbrachte -- ein Konzept eines undogmatischen und insbesondere nichtmarxistischen Sozialismus, genauer: eines auf den Grundsätzen eines politischen Liberalismus beruhenden Konzepts des ökonomischen Sozialismus. Dieses behielt er zeitlebens bei, da er einerseits der Ansicht war, daß das System des Kapitalismus die Menschheit in den wirtschaftlichen und damit auch sozialen Abgrund steuert, und da er sich andererseits ein unbeirrtes Vertrauen in die Fähigkeiten der menschlichen Vernunft bewahrte: Die von einem Höchstmaß an Vernunft geleiteten Entscheidungen auch in den Bereichen des Alltags müssen nach seiner Sicht schließlich im individuellen wie auch im sozialen Bereich die Oberhand über die durch Emotionen und Triebe gesteuerten Entscheidungen haben, eben weil sie -- anders als diese -- die Auswirkungen nüchterner Abschätzung sind und damit letztlich die größere Überzeugungskraft haben ... Nur geduldiges, präzises Arbeiten in kleinen Schritten, Baustein für Baustein sozusagen, ausgeführt durch immer mehr Menschen, die vom Erfolg eines solchen Arbeitens angesprochen werden, führt die Menschheit demnach weiter. Dies gilt dann auch und in besonderem Maß für die Philosophie, die nicht durch neuerliche, Luftschlössern gleichende grandiose Entwürfe, sondern durch minutiöse Kleinarbeit in Gemeinschaft mit Gleichgesinnten vorangebracht und zu einer Wissenschaft entwickelt werden kann als Instrument dieses Arbeitens benützte er die symbolische Logik, die er in Jena bei Gottlob Frege sowie aus den Schriften von Bertrand Russell kennengelernt hatte. In seinem Buch über die Grundlagen der menschlichen Erfahrungserkenntnis zeigte er beispielhaft, wie ein solcher Weg zu begehen sei. Mit dieser Schrift habilitierte er sich 1926 bei Moritz Schlick in Wien, und er publizierte sie 1928 unter dem Titel Der logische Aufbau der Welt sie machte ihn mit einem Schlag international bekannt und berühmt. In Wien begründete er mit Schlick und Neurath eine Diskussionsrunde, die unter dem Namen "Wiener Kreis" bekannt wurde und die seit 1930, zusammen mit dem "Berliner Kreis" unter Hans Reichenbach, die Zeitschrift "Erkenntnis" als Organ dieser neuen, eine Einheitswissenschaft anstrebenden philosophischen Richtung herausgab. 1931 wurde Carnap auf den Lehrstuhl für Naturphilosophie an der Deutschen Univ. in Prag berufen in den Jahren danach besuchten ihn namhafte junge Wissenschaftler aus der angelsächsischen Geisteswelt, unter ihnen insbesondere Willard Van Quine von Harvard und Charles W. Morris aus Chicago. Da sich in den Jahren danach an dieser Deutschen Univ. der Nationalsozialismus zunehmend ausbreitete und die liberalen Strömungen unterdrückte, nahm er 1936 einen Ruf an die University of Chicago an und erhielt 1941 die Staatsbürgerschaft der USA. In Chicago gab er, nach dem durch den Krieg bedingten Ende der Zeitschrift "Erkenntnis", zusammen mit Morris und Neurath die Serie International Encyclopedia of Unified Science heraus, als erneuter Versuch, den exakten Philosophien eine publizistische Plattform zu verschaffen. Ganz im Sinn seiner philosophischen Offenheit verfaßte er 1934 das zweite Hauptwerk Logische Syntax der Sprache, in dem er sein berühmtes Toleranzprinzip propagierte. Dieselbe Offenheit führte ihn insbesondere in den Jahren 1932-36 dazu, das Erstlingswerk von Karl R. Popper gegen die vehemente Kritik seiner Freunde zu verteidigen und zu fördern, obgleich dessen Vorstellungen eines wissenschaftlichen Skeptizismus nicht zu seinem letztlich optimistischen Weltbild paßten. Seine Übernahme eines geläuterten Wahrheitsbegriffs von Alfred Tarski führte seit 1940 zum Zerwürfnis mit Neurath, der in Carnaps präzisem Verfahren nicht ein zusätzliches intellektuelles Instrument sehen konnte, sondern einen Rückfall in finstere Metaphysik vermutete. Er konzipierte und entwickelte damals auch die induktive Logik als das System induktiver Methoden und vervollständigte diese Arbeiten seit 1954 in Los Angeles, wo er die Nachfolge des dort verstorbenen Reichenbach antrat. (DBE) - Selten.

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        Africa. No. 6 (1891). Papers relating to the trade in slaves from East Africa. Presen-ted to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. June 1891. [C.-6373].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1891. - Folio. (2), 11, (1) pp. Loosely sewn as issued. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade in the Arabian gulf, with special mention of slaves received at Bandar Lengeh from the Agent at Sharjah as well as first-hand observations on child slaves and the so-called "domestic servants" in demand in Basrah and Bushire. - Chipped edges reinforced; sewing renewed; paper a little browned throughout but a good copy.

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        [Needlework binding]: For Memory is Possession. MDCCCXCI

      1891. Canvas-covered boards with needlework lettering and flowers on the front board and with the date in Roman numerals and additional floral illustration on the rear board. Purple silk(?) endpapers. Apparently never used as a binding, some modest staining and tears to the boards and endpapers, a good or better example. .

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        Le Laboratoire de toxicologie. Méthodes d'expertises toxicologiques, travaux de laboratoire

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1891, in-8, 2-224 pp, demi basane brune de l'époque, Compte-rendu des travaux du Laboratoire de toxicologie, depuis sa mise en fonction en 1883 par Brouardel, avec pour objet d'études les questions de chimie, microscopie, histologie, bactériologie, etc, se rattachant à la médecine légale. Plusieurs figures dans le texte figurant des expériences, les instruments utilisés et des vues microscopiques. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris.

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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE EX ULTIMA TISCHENDORFII RECENSIONE

      BERNHARDI TAUCHNITZ, Lipsiae 1891 - GRECO Prefazione in latino e testo in greco, pagine leggermente brunite e con lievissima fioritura, rilegatura in mezza pergamena, con piatti marmorizzati con traccia di umidità, dorso con tassello rosso e titoli d'oro, con traccia di umidità e piccolo strappo al piede

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        A New England Nun and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. It is lightly rubbed, noticeable at the tips of the corners and, more so, at the ends of the spine. The boards are covered in light blue cloth with gold titles and designs on the spine and front where there is also a lovely cameo. It has 468 pages plus ads. The author has signed the ffep. There is glued to the front paste down a note to WIlkins: "My Dear Mary: May all your Christmas Days be merry and all your New Years be happy as were those of the girl in the pretty sketch you wrote - and for the same reason, because you live for the happiness of others. Your Friend B. G. Young". We are uncertain about the spelling of the last name and are unable to find any of any similar name in Wilkins' correspondence of this period or later. As to why the note is glued into a book signed by Wilkins is also a mystery (at least to us).

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        Seasonal railway ticket with portrait photograph.

      Wien, 22. VII. 1891. - Head-and-shoulders portrait. 58:95 mm. With die stamp of the "k. k. Staatseisenbahndirection Wien". With one addendum.

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        AUSTIN AND SURROUNDING PROPERTIES.

      Austin, Tx.: Bergen, Daniel and Gracy, March, 1891. - Wall map, sight size 30 1/4 x 35 inches, matted and framed to 43 1/4 x 49 inches. Smoothed folds and creases, evenly toned. A touch of restoration to central horizontal line at left, small stain just below first horizontal fold, a few annotations in pencil, likely updating new ownership status, marginal advertisements for local businesses trimmed away. Good. An exceptionally-rare promotional plat map of Austin, Texas, published by the Bergen, Daniel and Gracy Abstract Title Company. The map shows land ownership in what is now mostly downtown Austin and the surrounding areas, with an inset view of the Austin Dam in the upper left corner, all bisected by the Colorado River (this portion of which is presently known as Lady Bird Lake). The Austin Dam only lasted about another decade, failing in 1900, killing dozens of people in the process, and leaving Austin without power for months. According to the title company's language in the cartouche, this real estate map is the result of sixteen years' work and highlights the "position and advantages of many additions existing and projected near the city, the Dam and Lake, the seat of present activity and the mountain hights [sic] soon to be crowned with residences and hotels for the traveler intent on health or pleasure." A large and attractive display piece of the capital of Texas, showing the ever-increasing population density of the city in the last decade of the 19th century. Exceedingly rare, as are all maps of Austin from the 19th century, with no copies in OCLC, the Library of Congress, or the Texas State Archives.

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        Leaves of Grass. Including Sands at Seventy ... 1st Annex, Good-Bye my Fancy ... 2nd Annex, A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads, and Portrait from Life.

      

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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.

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        Under the Trees and Elsewhere

      DODD, MEAD & COMPANY 1891 - hinge cracked, faded gilt on spine, princeton antiques bookplate on inside of front cover, light foxing, pages yellowing, pages clean DATE PUBLISHED: 1891 EDITION: FIRST ED 198 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        POEMS. Second Series. ; "Edited by two of her friends, T.W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd."

      Roberts Brothers 1891 - Original half green and half cream cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorated with Indian pipe floral design. All edges gilt with silk white ribbon marker. BAL 4656. Includes a facsimile of the poem "Renunciation" in Dickinson's hand. Very light wear to the original binding. Contemporary newspaper review glued to rear endpaper with resulting tanning to rear pastedown and free endpaper. Pages 129 - 132 partially unopened. Edited by two of her friends, T. W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd. In a green folding cloth box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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