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        Human Monstrosities.

      Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co. 1891. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. 1891-1893. 4 volumes (all published). Folio (422 x 320 mm, 410 x 317 mm). [11] 12-88 pp. and 7 plates numbered I-VII; [9] 90-112 pp. and 13 plates numbered VIII-XX; [11] 113-150 pp. and 9 plates numbered XXI-XXIX; [9] 152-220 pp. and 10 plates, numbered XXX-XXXIX. In total 39 plates of photographic reproductions and 111 text illustrations. Early 20th-century buckram with institutional markings (bindings not uniform, little rubbing). Internally only little age-toned, occasional finger soiling, a few leaves with chipping along edges or closed tears (some with old paper repairs), flyleaf and title-leaf of vol. III detached. Provenance: Bookplates of the John Crerar and University of Chicago Libraries with release stamps, Crerar Library perforated stamp on titles and margins of a few text leaves, rubber-stamp on verso of plates). A fine set, rarely found complete as here. ----Garrison-Morton 534.68; Wellcome Library 14796155 (with images) - FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE. Interesting monograph on teratology. "The first large work on the subject illustrated primarily by photographs" (Garrison-Morton). It is devided into 4 parts: Part I. Classification. Production of malformations. Descriptions of malformations. - Parts II-IV. Descriptions of malformations. Vol. IV (part 4) includes an extensive bibliography on teratology. The work was also published the same years in Edinburgh and London by Young J. Pentland. Very Good.

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        Book of Mormon: an Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Salt Lake City, UT: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1891. Third Electrotype Edition. Leather. Full dark brown goat binding with gilt rule on front and back and 6 double rules in gilt on spine plus title in gilt. Book has been re-backed with new spine material plus new last free endpaper added. Corners of boards have been strengthened with minor in-fill of pigment to boards. Bookplate inside front board of James B. Bond. All edges gilt. Interior clean and tight binding. Presentation copy to Major J. B. Pond from Susa Young Gates. Susa Young Gates was a daughter of Brigham Young by Lucy Bigelow, Brigham's 22nd wife. Susa Young Gates was well known in Utah where she started the Young Woman's Journal and the Relief Society Magazine. She also served on the BYU Board of Regents for 42 years and was active in the women's suffrage movement and the DAR. She perhaps met Major Pond through his work in the Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau, where he had Brigham Young's 52nd wife, Ann Eliza Young as a client. Ann Eliza Young became disenchanted with the LDS church, divorced her husband and embarked on a speaking tour. Ann Young also was known as the "19th Wife" and published a well-known book of the same name. The undated inscription reads, "This ancient history of the inhabitants of America is worth careful reading. May I hope it will prove interesting to you?" A nice association copy. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 623 pp .

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        La Société Nouvelle Revue Internationale. Sociologie, Arts, Sciences, Lettres. 7eme année - TOME I et II

      first edition.Many remarkable contributions: E. Verhaeren, E. Demolder, C. Van Lerberghe, E. Reclus, G. Eekhoude, RW Emerson, S. Merlino ...Silent blue cover, handwritten on the back, the first volume of this tiny gaps, lack tail, the second shows a lack headdress.Very rare spots on both volumes. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La Société Nouvelle Paris,Bruxelles 1891 25,5X16,5cm broché

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        Told after Supper

      

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        Glencoonoge [A Story of Irish Life at the West Coast of Ireland].

      First Edition. Three Volumes (complete). Edinburgh / London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1891. 13.5 cm x 19 cm. 284, 294, 267 pages plus 24 pages of a publisher's catalogue to the rear of Volume III. Original Hardcover (green decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt shamrock to frontcover of all three volumes. Very good condition with some staining to the exterior of Volume I and III. Signed and inscribed by the author on Easter Sunday 1926. A very rare Novel on irish rural life....rather unknown and uncommon.

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        A Dictionary of Law

      St. Paul, Minn: West Publishing Co, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very Good in original tan leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, blindstamped alphabet border and rule to boards. Leather shows small stains to front cover, and is a bit roughed at the edges with a softened dent at the fore edge of the front board. Gentle bump to the base of the spine, affecting the inner corners of the early pages as well. Front inner hinge is lightly exposed, though the binding remains solid. A very well preserved copy of what is now the most widely used law dictionary in the America.

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        Dette de haine

      First edition on ordinary paper.Bradel binding of paper boards, black morocco title label, upper cover conserved, elegant pastiche binding by Thomas Boichot.Handsome autograph inscription from the author : "A Guy de Maupassant, amical souvenir." Paul Ollendorff Paris 1891 12x18,5cm relié

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        Famous Golf Links

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891. First Edition. Octavo, pp. x, 201, 2 of adverts. Grey cloth with black titles an illustrations to upper board, gilt titles to spine. Black endpapers, edges untrimmed. A collection of essays about various notable golf links mostly taken from the 'Saturday Review', edited by Hutchinson, with contributors including Andrew Lang, H. S. C. Everard, T. Rutherford Clark amongst others. With nineteen full page illustrations, and thirteen in text. Some occasional light spotting throughout the textblock, the binding is starting to loosen in places but remains sound. Some spotting to the edges. Slight bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, covers show light wear with some slight marking, some darkening to the spine. A fine copy of a very rare book.

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        A Ladys Letters From Central Africa a Journey from Mandala Shirandeacute Highlands to Ujiji Lake Tanganyika and back

      

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        Bush Life in Tasmania Fifty Years Ago.

      London: Hazell, Watson, & Viney, no date but, 1891. Octavo, 190 pp., original red printed paper wrappers bound in at rear; in modern blue half calf gilt. Scarce: life in Devon in this good late-Victorian memoir of Tasmania in the 1830s and 40s.The long title highlights most of the work's points of real interest, notably "the natives", the murder of an early settler Captain B.B. Thomas, and a visit to the famous John Fawkner of Port Phillip. Fenton wrote a handful of books on life in Tasmania, all quite scarce and all still very readable. Very good.

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        COLLECTION OF ALsS, regarding his reading tours.

      1891-1893 All letters written in a clear hand in black ink, signed (one or two with initials) & dated.A collection of fifteen letters and two memoranda, all written by Charles Dickens junior to his Lecture Agency, regarding his various engagements to read publicly from his father's works. Most of the correspondence refer to venues and fees, and in some places to the actual content of the readings. The majority are relatively brief, confirming some point of detail of arrangements. Typical of the correspondence is a letter of July 31, 1891: 'Dear Sirs, Unfortunately I am engaged for Nov. 4 in Scotland and could not possibly get to Banbury on the 5th ... You will see that I suggested the 5th Nov. for Ayr ...'. One letter, dated 19 January 1892, is rather more forthright than the others: 'The essence of my programmes - which I have now given nearly 500 times in all parts of the United Kingdom and America - is that they should consist of two parts, each complete in itself, and I cannot get up an entirely new sort of thing for Stalybridge.' Dickens junior was clearly unaccustomed to altering his well-established routine. Thirteen of the letters are on the headed paper of the Office of All the Year Round, one is from The Metropole Hotel, Brighton, and one is on unheaded paper, from 29 Wellington Street. The memoranda are not addressed.The collection sheds some light on the 'industry' of Charles Dickens, and shows how the Dickens family was sustained through the writer's continued popularity.

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        ???????? . Map of Tokyo. (Meiji Kaisei Tokyo zenzu].

      Revised edition. K?sh?d?. Meiji 24 [February1891]. Folded engraved map of Tokyo in Japanese and English with woodblock colour. 51.7 x 71.7cm. A most attractive map. Much of the text on this map is in Japanese however the title of the map, title of the inset of Yokohama and the names of the wards in Tokyo are supplied in English as well as Japanese. An English key lists places of interest to the foreigner in English with their kanji equivalent. The English used is charmingly scattered with mistakes for instance "Station of Gen D'arm", "Boundary of Probince", "Railway of Horse" and "Temple of God". Three charts of text in Japanese on the bottom right of the map give the names of the neighborhoods to be found within each of Tokyo's wards. Another table provides the schedule of trains operating between Ueno, Maebashi and Shiogama [modern-day Takamatsu]. An compass rose gives the 12 zodiacal signs associated with the directions and an inset at the top left shows a map of Yokohama. Decorating the edge of the map are small vignettes of places in Tokyo. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 138395).

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        Photographs of the Milky-Way & Nubeculæ taken at Sydney Observatory 1890.

      Sydney: for the Observatory, January, 1891. Album of 16 albumen photographs typically measuring 206 x 153 mm., each mounted on stiff card with descriptive verso letterpress, with a title page and short preface by Russell; old (? original) green cloth binding. Accomplished - and curiously beautiful - album of original star photographs taken from the Sydney Observatory during the late nineteenth-century: Russell's 'a unique published record of colonial endeavour and enterprise of international scientific significance' (Holden).This book was the first of its kind to be published in Australia and results from the purchase of a new photographic telescope which was successfully installed in April 1890. The Government Astronomer Henry Russell advocated the pivotal role of photography in recording new stars, and writes of these images: 'they are believed to be the first of their kind of the Southern Skies, and they present well-known Star Spaces under new conditions, so much so, that in several important respects we must modify the views which had been the outcome of the study of these Star Spaces with ordinary telescopes'.The son of merchant navy officer and colonial entrepreneur Bourn Russell, Henry graduated from the University of Sydney and was director of the Sydney Observatory from 1862-64 before being awarded the title of Government Astronomer in 1870. In this role he also worked as a meteorologist and greatly expanded the infrastructure for collecting weather data in New South Wales.In many respects Russell's career was an extension of the beloved project of Sir John Herschel in mapping the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. Where Herschel's 1847 masterpiece Results of Astronomical Observations... at the Cape of Good Hope relied on lithography in reproducing stellar formations, Russell was able to use photography. Hundreds of new stars were revealed in the process. However, photography was not without its challenges as 'the period over which the work was extended has been very unfavourable, the extent of cloud being very much in excess of the average'. Nonetheless, the images are impressive, especially the final plate showing fine detail of the Orion nebula. Occasional spotting but in overall good condition, the cloth binding a little rubbed at extremities, traces of paper label on spine.

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        THE VOICE OF SCIENCE. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, As contained in The Strand Magazine, volumes I - VI, January 1891 to Dec 1893.

      Six volumes. Original publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt. 4t o. Each volume has the same owner inscription to half-title, some light foxing, some wear to boards; volume I has a small amount of white paint to rear inner board; the inner joints are cracked; volume II has some wear and rubbing to head of spine; else a very good set. Volume I contains the first appearance of Conan Doyle in The Strand, page 312 The Voice of Science. Volumes II & III contain The Adevntures of Sherlock Holmes. Volumes IV - VI contain The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. The set comes from a single owner. These volumes are very heavy and will incur extra postage; please contact us directly for a quotation.

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         Leçons cliniques sur l'hystérie et l'hypnotisme faites à l'Hôpital Saint-André de Bordeaux. Ouvrage précédé d'une lettre-préface de M. le Professeur J. M. Charcot.

      Paris, O. Doin, 1891, 2 vol. in 8°, de Xpp., 1f., 531pp., 75 figures in t., 6 planches h.t., et 2ff., 551pp., 58 figures in t., 10 planches photo h.t., demi-chagrin brun époque, bon exemplaire. Très rare première édition. Disciple de Charcot, Pitres reprend dans les leçons les principaux points du dogme de la Salpétrière. Les planches h.t. sont d'après les photographies originales de F. Panajou, chef du service de photographie de la Faculté de Bordeaux et quelques reproductions de gravures tirées de l'ouvrage de Carré de Montgeron sur les convulsionnaires de Saint-Médard (1731). ¶ Waller I, 7477 - Barrucand, hist. de l'hypnose 144 - Caillet n°8710.

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        Paris-Photographe, revue mensuelle illustrée de la photographie et de ses applications aux arts, aux sciences et à l'industrie. Tête de collection soit N°1, 2 et 3 de avril à juin 1891

      Office général de Photographie. First edition of the head of this valuable collection of rare and scholarly journal, founded and directed by Paul Nadar. Contributions P. Nadar, A. and L. Light, J. Janssen (photographic revolver), J. Marey (motion analysis by photography), F. Hément (forensic photography), H. Fourtier, JM Eder, Balagny, A. Cornu, J. Waterhouse, A. Peignot (on the work of Becquerel) ... Many boards out texts, including three photographic series Nadar (Sarah Bernhardt and other actresses) and several photogravures such as portrait Daguerre who opened the first issue of the Review. "We expect to work for progress in further public concern in this very French discovery of Photography ...". So Paul Nadar he finished his introduction by way of introduction of this valuable journal, containing a picture of the famous photographer by number. Originally the creation of Paris photographer, P. Nadar explains the lack of a glossy magazine photography in France, unlike the beautiful foreign publications. Small tears without loss in head and foot of the back of the first issue otherwise beautiful copys. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Office général de Photographie Paris 25 avril, 25 mai, 25 juin 1891 18,5x27,5cm 3 fascicules brochés

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        There and Back. 2nd edn.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co. 1891 Half title, front. Orig. red cloth, bevelled boards (Style F.); spine faded, otherwise v.g.Wolff 4306: the first one-volume edition. On an inserted leaf: 'For There & Back. With kindest regards to my dear A.P. Watt. George MacDonald', and with A.P. Watt's bookplate. MacDonald was Watt's first client, their relationship beginning in about 1878.

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        A Ride to India Across Persia and Baluchistan.

      London. Chapman and Hall. 1891. Folding map, 22 black and white full page plates by Herbert Walker from sketches by the author, 4 page publisher's catalogue at rear, 339pp, some foxing, particularly first leaves, tear in folding map, now neatly repaired, original pictorial cloth rubbed and worn at extremities, corners bumped, minor wear endpapers, binding a trifle skewed. Ex Parliamentary library, gilt library stamp upper cover, few library stamps first leaves. A most readable account of the author's journey from Tiflis to Baku, the Caspian Sea, Astara, Resht, Patchinar, Teheran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Bushire, Baluchistan, Beila and Gwarjak, Kelat, Quetta to Bombay. Scarce. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 53656).

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        CRANFORD. With a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

      xxx, 297[298] pages. Illustrated throughout in black & white by Hugh Thomson. Recently finely bound by Charles Gledhill of London in half burgundy morocco, gilt over patterned paper. First Thomson edition. Large Paper Copy [thought to number a hundred copies only]. Slight browning of half-title, some browning from tissue guard on title; else a very handsome copy.

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        La Plume troisième année complète : 1891

      La plume. Literary Edition originale.Contributions A. France, Mr. Barres, J. Moréas, A. Sparrow, O. Méténier, L. Bloy, L. Trézénik, J. Péladan, P. Vérola, Willy, S. Merrill, L. Cladel, PN Roinard, E. Pottier, J. Guesdes, L. Michel, JB Clement, P. Verlaine, A. Fontainas, E. Demolder, G. Eekhoud, J. Roumanille, F. Mistral, P. Arena, T. Corbiere, G. Darien, Fénéon F., J.-K. Huysmans, R. Darzens, C. Baudelaire with pages found, A. Le Braz, G. Ropartz ... pictorial Contributions P. Gauguin, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec with original drawings, Steinlen, FA Cazals, Duclos F . Fau, Denis, P. Signac, Seurat G., E. Bernard, P. Bonnard, V. van Gogh, P. Sérusier, P. Cezanne, Pissarro C., G. Anquetin, C. Lhuilier ... This year, La Plume special issues devoted to Symbolism Moréas Jean, Aristide Bruant and Kazoo, ethics of Maurice Barres, the Socialist literature, "Young-Belgium" to Félibres, the innovative Painters at modern book and literary curiosity, modern song, the Britons France.Bel exemplaire.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La plume Paris 1891 17x25,5cm broché

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        A Book of Drawings, by A. Bryan, L. Davis, A.T. Elwes, Harry Furniss, J. Jellicoe, J.B. Partridge, Jo Pennell, R.H. Moore, H. Railton, Hugh Thomson, L. Wain, C. Wilkinson, & W. Wilson. With a prefatory poem by Austin Dobson. Folio.

      Privately printed for Mr & Mrs F.T. Davies. 1891 Half title, engr. front. & contents leaf, plates. Sewn as issued in orig. stiff card vellum-covered wrappers, lettered on front wrapper in gilt; edges sl. dusted, but overall a nice copy. 44pp.Not in BL; NLW, V&A & Oxford only on Copac. A handsome volume of 17 beautifully reproduced plates of original drawings, on India paper, each bearing the signature of the illustrator and accompanied by a few famous lines from English literature. Some of the most noted illustrators of the day are represented, including Harry Furniss, Herbert Railton, Hugh Thomson, and Louis Wain, who contributes two characteristic cat scenes, 'A night in town' and 'Somebody's pet'. The titlepage is designed by Herbert P. Horne, and the tailpiece by the noted designer of stained-glass windows, Selwyn Image. With a 16-line poem, An Appeal (by way of a preface)

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        Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand. The Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the Years 1771-1772. Translated by H. Ling Roth. With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose.

      London: Truslove & Shirley, 1891. Octavo, eight photogravure plates, folding plan of outrigger canoe and large folding chart in the original cloth. First English translation of Crozet's account of the South Pacific voyage of Marion-Dufresne, who in 1771 sailed to return the Tahitian native Ahutoru, who returned to Paris with Bougainville. The expedition was launched from Mauritius where the traveller Abbé Rochon was stranded; although he was denied permission to sail with the expedition Rochon later edited the present narrative from Crozet's log. The account contains a brief account of the Tasmanian Aborigines and a longer description of traditional Maori life, rich with primary information on food, hunting, warfare, shelter, fishing etcetera.After some misunderstanding Marion-Dufresne and about twenty crew were massacred by the Maori; the present edition contains Rochon's speculations on the cause of the massacre with an additional mid nineteenth-century anecdotal account included. Numerous scattered vignettes clarify issues in the narrative and there are informative appendices: aside from discussion of the massacre there is an appendix on the early literature of New Zealand and another on native canoes taken from Anson's Voyages. The edition was limited to 500 copies. Corner of title page clipped, tear to map repaired with paper tape, a good copy.

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        ???? [Miyokomon hyakka]. [Hundred Flowers of Kyoto Designs]....

      Kyoto: Kitamura Shir?bei ??????, Meiji 24. (1891). 2 volumes. Illustrated with 100 charming coloured woodblock designs for weaving and dyeing in excellent condition. Japanese stab binding, string ties, attractive cream covers with blue ink design, a little insect damaged and lightly soiled. Chops on first blank of each volume. 25 x 17cm. This book includes many lovely examples of traditional Japanese designs for dyeing and weaving. However the designs in this work are not bound by the old Edo tradition for textile patterns as many boldly combine Japanese traditional designs with modern influences from the west. The collection includes a diversity of designs; some are traditional Japanese arabesque and geometrical designs; some are designs with traditional Japanese motifs such as waves, water streams, clouds, and animals, birds and flowers with seasonal associations. Some designs are influenced by ancient Persian designs. A fascinating and beautiful work. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157328)....

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        Typographische Jahrbücher.

      Leipzig, Verlag Julius Mäser, 1891. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln, sehr viele Werbeanzeigen., keine durchgängige Paginierung., ca. 320 Seiten., Gr.-8°. grüne goldgeprägte OLeinwand., Einband etwas berieben, Papier gering gilb, sonst gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Buchwesen, Typographie

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        TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA and the return with Emin Pasha. Translated from the original Italian manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr. L. Walter Savage Landor. With upwards of one hundred and fifty illustrations, coloured plates, and four maps. In Two Volumes.

      Vol, I: xxi, [1], 376 pages. Three maps in pocket on rear board. Vol. II: xv, [1], 347 pages. Map in pocket on rear board. Original pictorial brown cloth with gilding in silver and gold. Octavo. First edition Some spotting at start and end in both volumes; else an excellent, bright set.

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        éƒ½ç´‹ç™¾è¯ [Miyokomon hyakka]. [Hundred Flowers of Kyoto Designs]....

      Kyoto: Kitamura Shirōbei 北村四朗兵衛, Meiji 24. (1891). 2 volumes. Illustrated with 100 charming coloured woodblock designs for weaving and dyeing in excellent condition. Japanese stab binding, string ties, attractive cream covers with blue ink design, a little insect damaged and lightly soiled. Chops on first blank of each volume. 25 x 17cm. This book includes many lovely examples of traditional Japanese designs for dyeing and weaving. However the designs in this work are not bound by the old Edo tradition for textile patterns as many boldly combine Japanese traditional designs with modern influences from the west. The collection includes a diversity of designs; some are traditional Japanese arabesque and geometrical designs; some are designs with traditional Japanese motifs such as waves, water streams, clouds, and animals, birds and flowers with seasonal associations. Some designs are influenced by ancient Persian designs. A fascinating and beautiful work. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157328)....

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        Across Thibet . with illustrations from photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans, and map of route. Translated by C. B. Pitman

      Cassell & Co, London, Paris, and Melbourne 1891 - First edition in English, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xii, 218; viii, 230 plus 16-p. publisher's catalogue; frontispiece, folding map printed in color, 108 wood-engraved illustrations, a number of them full-p.; bindings very slightly cocked, else a very good, sound set in a remainder binding of original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mite.

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

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        Reliquaire

      First edition of many parts, one of 550 copies with the correct date of 1891 on title.First appearance of 31 of the 41 poems in this collection.Complete with the original preface by Rodolphe Darzens, excised from most copies of this issue.Spine lightly sunned (but not serious), one small light stain to margin of first plate.A good and rare copy, as issued.  Léon Genonceaux Paris 1891 11,5x18cm broché

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        Geometrical Researches on the Theory of Parallels. Translated from the Original by George Bruce Halstead.

      Austin: University of Texas, 1891. First obtainable edition in English (see below) of Lobachevsky's revolutionary work on non-Euclidean geometry, the rare offprint issue from the Bulletin of the University of Texas, Austin. "The researches that culminated in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry arose from unsuccessful attempts to 'prove' the axiom of parallels in Euclidean geometry. This postulate asserts that through any point there can be drawn one and only one straight line parallel to a given straight line. Although this statement was not regarded as self-evident and its derivation from the other axioms of geometry was repeatedly sought, no one openly challenged it as an accepted truth of the universe until Lobatchewsky published the first non-Euclidean geometry... In Lobatchewsky's geometry an infinity of parallels can be drawn through a given point that never intersect a given straight line. "Nicolai Ivanovich Lobatchewsky was born in Novgorod, Russia, and studied at the University of Kazan, where in 1827 he was appointed professor. His fundamental paper was read to his colleagues in Kazan in 1826 but he did not publish the results until 1829-30 when a series of five papers appeared in the Kazan University Courier... He amplified his findings (still in Russian) in 1836-8 under the title 'New Elements of Geometry, with a Complete Theory of Parallels'. In 1840 he published a brief summary in Berlin under the title Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien" (PMM). "Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien, which he published in Berlin in 1840, is the best exposition of his new geometry; following its publication, in 1842, Lobachevsky was, on the recommendation of Gauss, elected to the Göttingen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften" (DSB). The present work is Halsted's translation of Geometrische Untersuchungen. George Bruce Halsted (1853-1922) was the first student of J. J. Sylvester at Johns Hopkins University and held chairs at several universities, including the University of Texas (1894-1903) where the mathematicians L. E. Dickson and R. L. Moore were among his students. "In a period when American mathematics had few distinguished names, the eccentric and sometimes spectacular Halsted established himself as an internationally known scholar, creative teacher, and promoter and popularizer of mathematics. He was a member of and active participant in the major mathematical societies of the United States, England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Russia. His activities penetrated deeply in three main fields: translations and commentaries on the works of Nikolai Lobachevski, János Bolyai, Girolamo Saccheri, and Henri Poincaré; studies in the foundations of geometry; and criticisms of the slipshod presentations of the mathematical textbooks of the day" (DSB). The first English translation of Lobachevsky's classic work appeared in February 1891 in Scientiae Baccalaureus (Vol. 1, No. 3), a short-lived and obscure journal published under the auspices of the Missouri School of Mines; it was then reprinted by the University of Texas, Austin, in May 1891 with a new preface by the translator Halsted. Nevertheless, most bibliographies cite the Austin printing as the first. Halsted himself writes in the preface to the May printing, "Of the immortal essay now first appearing in English..." and even Cajori in his 1922 obituary notice in the American Mathematical Monthly writes: "His most important work was the translation of writings on non-Euclidean geometry. Lobachevski's Researches on the Theory of Parallels and Bolyai's Science Absolute of Space were first published at Austin, Texas, in 1891, as parts of 'Neomonic Series'." We have been unable to find any copy of the Scientiae Baccalaureus printing in auction records, and there seem to be fewer than 10 institutional holdings of this journal. The present University of Texas printing is also very rare. Horblit 69a; cf. PMM 293. On the Scientiae Baccalaureus see web.mst.edu/~lmhall/Personal/SB/SBMJMS.pdf 8vo (231 x 155 mm), pp 50, original printed wrappers, preserved in a half-leather box (embossed stamp of Bowdoin College on upper wrapper, three punch holes to inner margin (not affecting text); slight toning and crease to inner edge of wrapper; neat ink numbers at wrapper top edge, internally clean).

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        Function und Begriff. Vortrag gehalten in der Sitzung von 9. Januar 1891 der Jeniaschen Gesellschaft für Medecin und Naturwissenschaft...

      Jena: Hermann Pohle, 1891. First edition, very rare, of this important essay, in which Frege carried out a revision of his famous Begriffsschrift (1879), which was necessary in order to carry out his programme of reducing arithmetic to formal logic. Function und Begriff contains Frege's two main innovations since the publication of Begriffsschrift, namely the notion of 'sense' and his 'Basic Law V' (see Alnes, p. 1). Function und Begriff also contains the earliest traceable germ of the ideas that lead to the modern formalism of functional grammars and to the Church-Kleene lambda calculus of the 1930s that was to play such an important role in the development of the theory of programming languages (see, for example, Klement). Together with his two subsequent papers, Über Sinn und Bedeutung (1892) and Über Begriff und Gegenstand (1892), Function und Begriff was incorporated into his magnum opus, Die Grundgesetze der Arithmetik (1893-1903). OCLC lists copies at Chicago, Harvard and Lehigh only in US. "In the preface to Begriffsschrift, Frege announced his interest in determining whether the basic truths of arithmetic could be proven 'by means of pure logic.' Kant's answer had been negative. According to Kant, the truths of arithmetic are synthetic a priori... One of Frege's main goals in Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik was to refute this view by giving purely logical proofs of the basic laws of arithmetic, thereby showing that arithmetical truths can be known independently of any intuition" (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Vol. 3, p. 772). "In Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik he did not give a completely formal reduction of arithmetic to logic. Instead, and possibly at the instigation of Carl Stumpf, he offered a logicist reduction in informal language. Frege was conscious that [Die Grundlagen] had only made it plausible that arithmetic was a branch of pure logic and that a complete demonstration would demand carrying out the reduction in question within the formal Begriffsschrift, thereby ensuring the Luckenlosigkeit [rigour] of his derivations. In 1882 Frege had already indicated in correspondence that the formal execution of the logicist reduction was close to completion. Eventually this task turned out to be no routine matter and markedly more difficult than was expected at first. The 1879 Begriffsschrift proved insufficient for the work at hand: it had to be revised considerably... "The three major philosophical essays that Frege published in the early 1890s provide an attempt at a philosophical underpinning of the revised Begriffsschrift. Of these essays, 'Über Sinn und Bedeutung' has acquired a special prominence, owing in large measure to the importance attached to the sense-reference distinction, and variants thereof, within current philosophy of language... The first appearance of the distinction in print, however, is in Function und Begriff" (Sundholm, pp. 57-8). "During the years 1887-1890, [Frege] published nothing, but was engaged in thinking through afresh his system of philosophical logic and redesigning, in accordance with it, the formal system he had presented in Begriffsschrift. He announced his new ideas in the lecture Function und Begriff of 1891. The principal changes in his philosophical logic were the introduction of the far-reaching distinction between sense and reference, and the identification of truth-values as objects and as the references of sentences. The principal changes in his formal system were the introduction of value-ranges, and the obliteration of any formal distinction between sentences and singular terms; the addition of a description operator was an important secondary development. During the middle period, lasting from 1891 to 1906, his thought evolved little... The logical basis for all the work of the middle period was presented complete and entire in Function und Begriff; and it scarcely altered through throughout the whole period" (Dummett, p. 2). Michael Dummett, Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics, 1992; Kevin C. Klement, Frege and the logic of sense and reference, 2002; Jan Harald Alnes, 'Sense and Basic Law V in Frege's logicism,' Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic, Vol. 4 (1999), pp. 1-30; Göran Sundholm, 'Frege, August Bebel and the return of Alsace-Lorraine,' History and Philosophy of Logic, Vol. 22 (2001), pp. 57-73. 8vo (233 x 149 mm), pp. [iv], 31, [1]. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened. Wrappers with some wear, top margin with small loss.

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        Contribute [to THE STRAND MAGAZINE]; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, (all Doyle), Martin Hewitt, Investigator (Arthur Morrison), etc. Volumes I to X.

      London: George Newnes, 1891-1895. Large octavo, with illustrations. 10 volumes. Original magazine parts bound in half-yearly volumes of half speckled calf, gilt, edges speckled red.Some light occasional thumbing and marking within; externally fine. An attractive copy in a robust recent leather binding. Contains the first appearance of all the above mentioned Sherlock Holmes stories, plus 'The Adventure of the Cardboard Box' (vol.5, 1893) which was not published in book form until 'His Last Bow' (1917). Several of these Holmes stories feature far more illustrations (notably by Sidney Paget) than in book form, and in some (such as 'Cardboard Box ') the illustrations are exclusive to 'The Strand'. Doyle also contributes the historical caper 'The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard' (vol. 8,9,10). The set also includes science fiction from Jules Verne; 'Dr Trifulgas' (vol 4, 1893), and 'An Express of the Future (vol 10, 1895). Volumes 7-8 feature the entire first series of cases for the consulting detective Martin Hewitt; probably the chief rival of Sherlock Holmes- indeed Morrison's ingenious crime stories were commissioned by 'The Strand' entirely due to an appetite for Doyle imitations. A superb literary magazine. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. Harold Locke p.13-18. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128],[129], [425a], (1966). Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.

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        Mistress Branican

      Hetzel. First illustrated edition 8vo decorated with illustrations of L. Bennett and two large maps.Cardboard Hetzel publisher "printed in portrait" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first signed polychrome dish Souze representing animals and golden marine instruments in the foreground and a world map and other color illustrations in the second, second Lenègre type flat " e "as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Hetzel Paris 1891 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Gil Blas illustré, tête de collection, du n°1 de 1891 au n°52 de 1894 avec les 4 suppléments de 1891, soit en tout les 187 premiers numéros

      Gil Blas. Edition originale.bindings en demi chagrin cerise, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, épidermures, coins émoussés, contregardes et gardes de papier à la cuve, bindings de l'époque.Chaque numéro de 8 pages comporte une grande illustration en couleurs sur la première page et sur la dernière page (chanson avec musique notée). Contributions de Paul Adam, Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly, Stéphane Mallarmé, Alphonse Allais, Paul Arène, Baudelaire, Jules Bois, Georges Clémenceau, Courteline, Alphonse Daudet, Lucien Descaves, Gyp, Maurice Leblanc, Jean Lorrain, Guy de Maupassant, René Maizeroy, Catulle Mendès, Edgar Quinet, Jules Renard, Jean Richepin, Albert Samain, Marcel Schwob, Paul Verlaine, Emile Zola...Journal illustré par Steinlen, Balluriau, Caruchet, Chéret, Gerbault, Gottlob, Guillaume, Louis Legrand etc.Rare et belle tête de collection. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Gil Blas Paris 1891-1894 27,5x40,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        La Force des choses

      Ernest Kolb. First Edition, one of the few copies on Holland paper paper only leading copies. Binding to bradel half red calico, smooth back piece as black morocco, small lack in head thereof, preserved covers, binding signed Henry Joseph, typical of copies from the library Goncourt. Autograph signed by the author Edmond de Goncourt: "In Master Edmond de Goncourt thoughtful tribute." He probably misses the first page of the binder. Paul Margueritte, a member of the Académie Goncourt first naturalist and writer, is near Edmond de Goncourt. It was one of the signatories of the Manifesto of the Five Earth against Zola and one of the regulars Grenier d'Auteuil. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Ernest Kolb Paris S.d (1891) 12x19.5cm relié

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        La Vie Populaire : année 1891 complète

      La Vie populaire. First edition of this illustrated magazine bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated nets with small cold traces of rubbing, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards cover illustrated preserved bindings époque.Riches the literary contributions including those of G. de Maupassant, Verlaine P., H. Ibsen, J. Lorrain, A. Daudet including the complete delivery of "Port-Tarascon," H. Malot with an unpublished novel "Anie" A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, A. France, T. de Banville, J. Richepin, E. Zola with full delivery of "Money," with P. Loti "Suleima" Courteline G., E. de Goncourt, Papus, G. Rodenbach, Leconte de Lisle, C. Cros ... Contributions pictorial A. Rodin, JP Laurens, JL Forain, JF Raffaelli ... Nice and rare set despite a few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La Vie populaire Paris 1er Janvier au 31 Décembre 1891 24,5x32,5cm 104 fascicules reliés en 2 volumes

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        Là-bas

      Tresse & Stock. First edition. Contemporary Bradel binding of half dark green cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with a central gilt fleuron, double gilt fillet and date to foot, brown shagreen title label, covers preserved. Rare autograph inscription from Joris-Karl Huysmans on this work to Palu de la Savière.Modern ex libris to one pastedown. % Tresse & Stock Paris 1891 12x19cm relié

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        Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia.

      First edition: Auction catalogue of the extensive, impressive library of bibliophile Ricardo Heredia y Livermore, Conde de Benahavís (1831-96). Heredia built "perhaps the greatest collection of Spanish books ever formed" (as noted by an old cataloguing slip laid into this set), incorporating the former Salvá y Mallén collection; this catalogue serves as an important reference work for a wide swathe of Spanish literature, theology, belles-lettres, etc. The listings are augmented in the first three volumes by numerous in-text reproductions of illustrations and title-pages from the books. This copy includes => auction prices neatly inked alongside every book.

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        Chansons pour elle

      First edition, one of 25 copies on Japan paper, the only large paper copies. A magnificent pale pink morocco binding by A. & R. Maylander, the spine in five compartments with floral decoration, onlaid pieces of red, beige, and green morocco making up the petals and leaves, the covers within a similar frame of garlands of flowers, gilt-rolled decoration to head and foot, double gilt fillets to edges of covers, pale pink morocco frame to pastedowns with a double frame of gilt fillets and floral decoration (as to covers and spine) to corners, pastedowns and endpapers of light brown moiré silk, additional marbled endpapers, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; half pale pink morocco chemise over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, marbled paper slipcase edged with pale pink morocco, lined with cream felt.  This copy enriched with an autograph poem mounted on guards, signed and dated by Paul Verlaine, entitled: "Tu m'as frappé, c'est ridicule [You hit me, it's absurd]," one of the poems in this collection.    One can spot one variant and two errors not noted by the editors at la Pléiade:    In verse 2 of the autograph version: "Je t'ai frappée et c'est affreux", while in the printed version: "Je t'ai battue...".In verse 3 of the manuscript : "Je m'en repents", while in the printed version:  "Je m'en repens".In verse 7 of the manuscript : "morniffles", while in the printed version:  "mornifles".Provenances : from the collections of Louis de Sadeleer and Edouard-Henri Fischer with their ex-librises pasted in.A very good copy exceptionally enriched with a manuscript poem by Paul Verlain in a superb binding by Maylander.  Léon Vanier Paris 1891 12,5x18,5cm relié sous chemise et étui

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        Là-bas

      Tresse et Stock. first edition on the current paper.Binding half full glossy red calf, spine slightly thinned with five nerves set with ornate golden double dotted ornate gilded coffered, gold tail date on castors golden headdresses, light friction on the joint minor, coaching a game gilded nets triple and florets in spandrels on the boards, small scratches on the second board, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden lace coaching contreplats, net gilded on the cuts, preserved covers, red head, elegant binding unsigned at the time.Pleasant copy drawn in a charming uniform binding. Tresse et Stock Paris 1891 12x18,5cm relié

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        Hombres (Hommes) -

      Imprimé sous le manteau et ne se vend nulle part - - 1 volume. In-12. 48 pp. Couverture marron rempliée avec titre doré sur le premier plat. Intérieur propre et blanc. Non coupé. En bon état ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Hollande Van Gelder.Pour rappel, Verlaine avait en tête un projet qui devait paraître sous le titre D?aucuns et d?aucunes, dans lequel devait se trouver, d?une part, Hombres, d?autre part, Femmes. Ce dernier fut publié clandestinement par Henri Kistemaeckers en 1891, mais celui-ci refusa d?y associer, ? comme c?était pourtant le v?u de Verlaine ?, les poèmes homoérotiques de Hombres pour créer le diptyque. Verlaine vendit le manuscrit de Hombres à l'éditeur Léon Vanier en 1892. Le recueil se termine par le célèbre Sonnet du trou du cul, écrit à quatre mains par Verlaine et Rimbaud, publié ici pour la première fois. [Attributes: Soft 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Darwinismus. Eine Darlegung der Lehre von der natürlichen Zuchtwahl und einiger ihrer Anwendungen. Autorisierte Übersetzung von D. Brauns. Mit einer Karte und 37 Abbildungen.

      Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1891. - Oktav. Farbig geprägtes Org.-Ganzleinen. XVIII, 758 S., mit einer lithographisch gedruckten, mehrfach ausfaltbaren Karte. Ungewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe (zuvor auf englisch, London & New York, 1889). Zum Verfasser s. DSB 14, S. 133-141: „During the 1880‘s Wallace had given a number of lectures on evolution by means of natural selection, including many wile touring the United States in 1886-1887. These mature reflections finally appeared in elaborated form in his important ‚Darwinism‘ (1889), which carefully reviewed thirty years of evolutionary biology. While pointing out differences between himself and Darwin, the book actually elaborates a pure form of Darwinian evolution, devoid of Lamarckian elements, and therefore represents (except for the last chapter on man) perhaps the authoritative statement on the subject in the late nineteenth cnetury. The work went through many printings." (S. 134). – „In ‚Darwinism‘ verteidigte Wallace die natürliche Selektion. Darin postulierte er die Hypothese, dass die natürliche Selektion die reproduktive Trennung zweier Arten antreiben könne, indem die Ausbildung von Barrieren gegen eine Hybridisierung verstärkt wird. (.) Diese Hypothese wurde als Wallace-Effekt bekannt. (.) Noch heute ist sie Gegenstand der Forschung zur evolutionären Biologie, wobei sowohl Computersimulationen als auch empirische Ergebnisse ihre Gültigkeit unterstützen. (wikipedia, dt.). 1001 g

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        Poems.

      Roberts Brothers, Boston. 1891 - Dickinson, Emily. Poems by Emily Dickinson. Edited by two of her friends. T.W. Higginson and Mabel Lewis Todd. Second Series. Boston: Roberts Brothers 1891. 1st Edition. 7 x 5. [1], 4-230 pp. Original beveled green cloth, gilt lettering a floral design. Top edge gilt. Spine lettering and design faded but legible. Light wear to corner tips and spine ends. Binding tight, contents clean. Very Good copy. BAL 4656. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Guía Péant 1891 de trenes de España. La Guía Michelin de los Ferrocarriles y Navegación. Itinerario de Ferrocarriles y Navegación para España, Francia y Portugal. Año 3º

      Administración Calle de San Agustín 4., Madrid 1891 - Administración Calle de San Agustín 4. Madrid  Noviembre 1891 11 x17 cm; 388 pág + un  mapa plegado.   Rarísima y muy exhaustiva Guía Péant 1891 de trenes de España. La ¿Guía Michelin¿ de los Ferrocarriles y Navegación. Única, solo un ejemplar similar (pero de otro año) en la Biblioteca St. Pancras de Londres  British Library: Año 4º  ¡pero de 1893! Ningún ejemplar conocido en ningún centro de documentación ni en las bibliotecas más importantes de España, y nunca vendida en Todocolección. Se trata de una publicación de la Papelería Péant especializada en papeles rayados y litografía sita en Madrid, Calle de San Agustín, próxima a la Estación de Atocha. En ella, de manera exhaustiva aparece toda la información necesaria par viajar en cualquier línea de Caminos de Hierro españoles ( incluídos los de Mallorca) ,franceses y portugueses; horarios, municipios, clases y precios, precios de almuerzos y comidas. Imprescindible para realizar el estudio profundo de los ferrocarriles en España a partir de esa temprana fecha de 1891, solo 40 años después de la inauguración de la primera línea de trenes, la de Mataró, y coetánea a las todavía tempranas e incipientes líneas de otras poblaciones del Estado Español, Francia y Portugal. Y Lo mismo se puede decir de los buques marítimos, pues también se incluyen. La  rareza de estas publicaciones ( ni una sola referencia en Internet) puede deberse a varios motivos o hipótesis: Al ser controladas por el Estado,  que encargaba a algunos impresores la Guía ¿Oficial¿ de Ferrocarriles, no sería extraño que hubiesen sido retiradas del comercio publicaciones como la presente de la Papelería Peánt, sin duda más completa que las oficiales. Otra  hipótesis tiene relación con su encuadernación; el volumen y sus páginas se conforman gracias a unos agujeros que atraviesan todas las páginas y se unen con un cordel, de manera similar a la encuadernación japonesa, deshaciendo el nudo del cordel quedaría desmontado el volumen y el usuario podría extraer del conjunto las páginas que le interesasen de su ruta, el resto se desecharía¿ este carácter efímero explicaría su escasez en el mercado; hipótesis como éstas podrían justificar la rareza extrema de esta publicación periódica. Se desconoce la tirada original que podría rondar solamente los 100-500 ejemplares en el caso que estuviesen destinados a la limitada demanda de la Papelería. Conserva las cubiertas originales, alguna falta en el lomo y en planos (ver fotos) firma de un anterior propietario en primera página, alguna marca de doblez. Buen estado general [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zur See - Luxusausgabe Nr. 17/900

      459 Seiten mit 376 Abbildungen, streng limitierte und nummerierte Luxusausgabe mit goldenen Eisenbeschlägen, mit Goldschnittumrandung und mit vierzehn ganzseitigen Kunstbeilagen. Ein hochwertig ausgestatteter Reprint der Ausgabe von 1891. Das Exemplar hat die Nummer 016/ 900. Auf Elefantenhautpatina gedruckt, von Hand geheftet, mit Goldschnitt veredelt, aus deutschem Rindleder gefertigter Einband, geschmückt mit einem schweren Messingstempel. Das Buch beschreibt das seemännische Leben im Hafen, die Reise durch heimische Gewässer und ferne Meere beginnt mit einem Rückblick auf Schiffe und Seewaffen vergangener Tage. Darstellungen zum Schiffsbau und Werften sind zu sehen und das Seerettungswesen wird beschrieben. Ein prächtiges Geschenk für einen verdienten Seemann oder Kapitän. In der Anlage zehn Kunstbilder aus der Seefahrt, zum Einrahmen, die auch in dem Buch enthalten sind.

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        Manuscript library catalogue on blueish paper entitled "Catalogue of Archaeological, Architectural, Decorative, Fine Art, Illustrated, Keramic, Numismatic, and Technical Works, forming part of The Library of James O Byrne, Liverpool Architect."

      Ruled account book of 229 numbered leaves with manuscript entries on rectos & versos of 153 leaves, including a general subject index covering five pages. Small folio (335 x 200 mm.), orig. half roan & cloth sides (spine somewhat worn), stamp of the "Benson & Holme Ltd. Commercial Stationers. 38 Castle Street. Liverpool" on free front endpaper, new title label on spine. [Liverpool: 1891-93]. A fascinating record of one of the great British architectural working libraries of the 19th century. James O'Byrne (1835-97), began his practice in Liverpool in 1869 and worked throughout the northwest of England, designing many notable civic and ecclesiastical buildings. He was especially noted for his contributions to British Catholic architecture. The best books in his library were sold at Christie's London in July 1987. According to Hugh Pagan, "it was the most cohesive collection of books put together by a British architect of his generation to have survived into the second half of the twentieth century" (see his web-site, which is filled with all sorts of great articles). O'Byrne has provided an attractive introduction on the third leaf of the catalogue: "This catalogue is prepared for my own use, and for that of select friends, who knowing the value of books, need not be reminded how to take care of them. All lengthy titles, fulsome descriptions, and officious comments would have been avoided, as those for whom this catalogue has been arranged will not require them. A few works by authors such as Hamerton, Jameson, Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc, altho' they do not refer either to architecture or the Fine Arts have been included, in order that the writings of these authors may appear in the same catalogue. I claim some indulgence for this catalogue, as most of it was arranged and written as a pastime during repeated attacks of gout." Following the title and introduction, O'Byrne has provided a general subject index of five pages. This is followed by an "Alphabetical Index of Authors" (leaves 8-80) and then the books and manuscripts arranged by subject (leaves 101-90). While O'Byrne had a good representation of the classic 18th-century books (Adams, Fontana, Piranesi, and Zabaglia), the library's main strengths were in the 19th century. O'Byrne's "intention was clearly to put together a comprehensive collection of the larger and handsome illustrated books on architecture and related subjects published from the beginning of the nineteenth century onwards."-Hugh Pagan. The collection was especially strong in nineteenth century Gothic Revival decorative arts and included a near comprehensive collection of 77 Ruskin titles bound in 123 volumes together with works by Pugin, Burges, Owen Jones, and Christopher Dresser. He had a number of the French grand folios and bound runs of French architectural periodicals. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Anatomie artistique du corps humain... Deuxième édition

      VII, (1bl), 208 pp., 17 pl. Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1891, in-8, VII, (1bl), 208 pp, 17 pl, demi-chagrin bleu sombre de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, 17 planches en couleurs, dont plusieurs dépliantes, dessinées par le docteur Fau, figurant les os et les muscles du corps humain ; quelques figures dans le texte, dont les reproductions de la saisissante série de photographies effectuée par Duchenne de Boulogne pour les muscles du visage. Ouvrage d'anatomie scientifique, dont la vocation est de se rendre utile pour aux artistes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Histoire zoologique et médicale des téniadés du genre Hymenolepis Weinland

      in-8 de 112 pages Paris, Société d'éditions scientifiques, 1891, , in-8 de 112 pages, demi-toile moderne à la bradel, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre, Unique édition, peu courante, de cette monographie sur une espèce particulière de vers ou ténia, parasite de l'homme. L'auteur, un des pionniers, en France, de la parasitologie, conjugue étude zoologique et médicale afin de servir tout autant l'Histoire Naturelle que la médecine. 22 figures en noir dans le texte illustrent l'ouvrage. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Portrait photograph signed (on reverse, with autogr. musical quotation). No place, April 1891.

      1891. 100:141 mm. Reverse with three bars, signature and date.

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