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         Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst. Ein Beitrag zur Systematik der Flugtechnik. Auf Grund zahlreicher von O. und G. Lilienthal ausgeführter Versuche. Mit 80 Holzschnitten, 8 lithographierten Tafeln und einem Titelbild in Farbendruck.

      Berlin, R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1889. - VIII, 187 Ss. Gr.8vo. Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägten Titeln auf Deckel und Rücken sowie schwarzgeprägter, floraler Ornamentprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel (Ecken nur minimal gestaucht, Hinterdeckel mit einigen wenigen schwachen Fingerflecken). Erste Ausgabe. - Borst 3808, Neufforge 540, Darmstaedter 887, Brockett 7557. - Grundlegendes, bahnbrechendes Werkes aus der Feder des "ersten fliegenden Menschen", das den Beginn der modernen Luftfahrt darstellt. Seit 1871 hatte Lilienthal zusammen mit seinem Bruder Gustav Experimente veranstaltet und intensive Forschungen betrieben. Erst durch die Ergebnisse, wie sie in dem vorliegenden Buch niedergelegt sind: "the most detailed and accurate series of observations that has ever been made on the properties of curved wing surfaces" (Cayley)., wurde die Konstruktion von Flugzeugen möglich. Im Jahre 1891 konstruierte Lilienthal aufgrund dieser Forschungen seinen ersten Gleitflieger. - Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, die ersten und letzten Blätter nur wenig und nur schwach braunfleckig, Frontispiz verso mit Stempel "Motorluftschiff, Sudiengesellschaft m.b.H. Berlin-Reinickendorf (West.). Lithographiertes Frontispiz am oberen Rand mit schwacher Feuchtigkeitsspur und einem Fingerfleck. Eine Verklebung am unteren Rand mit dem Titelblatt teils unschön aufgerissen, so entstandene Fehlstelle mit einer Größe von ca. 1,5 x 2 cm. Durch 2 weitere kleinere Verklebungen mimimaler Textverlust bei der Bildunterschrift. Titelblatt am unteren Rand mit winzigen Papierresten des Frontispiz. Die ersten 5 Falttafeln mit kleineren Randläsuren bzw. teils mit einigen kleinen Einrissen. Erste und achte Tafel mit schwacher Feuchtigkeitsspur im Bug. - Im Ganzen sauberes und gutes Exemplar. - Weitere Fotos gerne auf Anfrage. - Äußerst selten! 700g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Brandel]
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         The History of a Slave

      First edition. Frontispiece & 46 plates. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. xii, 168pp. London, Keegan, Paul, Trench & Co.,

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         Album du vieux Strasbourg. 16 vues dessinees et lithog. d\'apres nature 1838-40

      Strasbourg, 1889. 29,5 x 23 cm. 4 ff., 16 planches lithographiques. Dans brochure originale. *Reedition de 1889 des 16 vues lithographiques, qui etait parus premier foi 1838-1840. - Tres bonne etat, la brochure avec quelques rousseurs a dos. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         History of the United States of America (9 Volumes, Complete Set)

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1889-1891, New York - 9 vols, 8vo, orig. dk green cloth-covered bds, bright gold titles on spines, all hinges tight, all eps grey-green, all have same tiny Boston bookseller label inside bottom corner ft pastedown, all internally clean and unmarked, all protected in clear mylar covers; Vol.I (1889) - trace rubbing to corners, very sl. bumping to spine ends, else clean and bright, short gift inscrip. dated 1889 on 2nd ffep; Vol.II (1889) - bumping top corners and top spine end, else clean and bright, short gift inscrip. 2nd ffep; Vol.III (1890) - bumping top corner ft bd, trace bumping to spine ends, two 1/2in dk. marks ft bd, else clean and bright; Vol.IV (1890) - sl. rubbing bottom corners, trace bumping to spine ends; Vol.V (1890) - 1/4x3/8in rub top back bd; Vol.VI (1890) - trace bumping to spine ends; Vol.VII (1891) - bumping to bottom corners, few tiny rubs to spine edges; Vol.VIII (1891) - sl. bumping to spine ends, 4 small whitish round marks ft bd, largest 1/2in; Vol.IX (1891) - sl. bumping to bottom corners, trace bumping to spine ends. Seem to be first printings of each volume. A very lovely set of what is thought to be one of the best works of American history. The few minor "warts" have been described. Volumes will be shipped individually wrapped and padded, then boxed and padded again. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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         Descriptive Map of East End Poverty, Compiled from School Board Visitors' Report in 1887.; Booth's Seminal 'Poverty Map'

      Charles Booth, London 1889 - Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19" Map. Original hand coloring. Sheet measures 14" x 19". This important map 1889 was the first to be published in Charles Booth's seminal work, 'Labour and Life of the People in London, volume I: East London'. The incredibly detailed map includes Whitechapel, St. George's-in-the-East, Stepney, Mile End Old Town, Bethnal Green, most of Shoreditch, and part of Poplar. An early example of social cartography, the map is color coded to present the income and social class of the city's population. The 'general condition of the inhabitants' include the 'Well-to-do, Fairly comfortable, Mixed with poverty, Poor, Very poor, lowest class vicious, semi criminal'. Individual buildings, landmarks, parks, railroads, canals, etc. are labeled. The East London part of the map (the area shown in this map), was prepared in 1887 based on the information from the School Board Visitors' Reports. The full survey was published in 1891 and included the 'Wealthy Class', which does not appear on this map. According to Booth, over a third of London's inhabitants lived on or below the margin of poverty. This can mainly be attributed to the overcrowded housing and surplus of labor. in 1891 John Henry Mackay wrote ' The East End of London is the hell of poverty. Like one enormous black, motionless giant kraken, the poverty of London lies there in lurking silence and encircles with its mighty tentacles the life and wealth of the City'. Dissected into 8 parts and mounted on linen. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the fold lines and minor staining. Narrow left margin. Charles James Booth (1840 - 1916) was an English social reformer and researcher famous for documenting working class life in London during the later part of the 19th century. As a response to a Pall Mall Gazette article in 1886, which claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty, Booth hired a team of volunteer researchers to investigate the poverty of London and to prove that the figure stated by the Gazette was highly exaggerated. His research however showed that 35% of the population was living in abject poverty a figure higher than the original estimated by the Gazette. He published his research in a multi-volume survey. His 'Poverty Maps' are perhaps the most distinctive product of his 'Inquiry into Life and Labor of the People'.

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         Australia Twice Traversed... A narrative of Five Exploring Expeditions into and through Central South Australia, and Western Australia, from 1872 to 1876..

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889. In fine condition.. Two volumes, octavo, with a portrait of Giles and 20 other full-page plates, six folding coloured maps and other illustrations in the text; uncut in the fully pictorial grey-green cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A beautiful copy of the first edition, in the rare superior presentation issue of the book with the text pages trimmed and all edges gilded. This is a highly desirable author's presentation copy, inscribed in each volume in red ink by Giles "Presented to William Garton Esqre, The Brother of an old friend in Australia, with the Compliments of the Author, Ernest Giles, London, New Year 1890".The most handsomely produced of late-nineteenth-century Australian books, Giles' collection of his expeditions is hard to find in such good condition. The colourful, even flamboyant cover design is very different to the rather austere appearance of virtually all other exploration narratives. Giles, who called himself 'the last of the Australian explorers, was the first to attempt the crossing from the Telegraph Line to Western Australia. In 1872 he set off from Chambers Pillar with two companions on a modest expedition, financed largely with the help of Ferdinand von Mueller. Failing to cross Lake Amadeus, he turned back, but not before he had traversed some 1000 miles of hitherto uncharted territory. Giles cherished the hope of making a successful crossing, and although 'forestalled by Peter Warburton and John Forrest, Giles succeeded in his cherished aim of making an overland crossing from South to Western Australia in 1875. Equipped with camels by Thomas Elder, he set out from Beltana and went for supplies to Port Augusta whence he proceeded first north-west and then west along a string of waterholes, Wynbring, Ooldea, Ooldabinna and Boundary Dam, until he reached the Western Australian border. (ADB)Australia Twice Traversed represents the collected narratives of Ernest Giles's five expeditions through the centre and the west of Australia from 1872 to 1876. Giles struggled repeatedly to find an overland route to Western Australia, but it was not until his expedition of 1875-6 that he achieved the extraordinary feat of crossing the continent from South to Western Australia, via the Great Victoria Desert, and returning via Gibson's Desert (which he had earlier named after one of his men). "Giles's claim to be the last Australian explorer is perhaps a little exaggerated, but he was undeniably the last great explorer. The very scarce two-volume account of his life's work in the vast unknown tracts of the Australian continent is fundamental to a collection of Australian exploration books..." (Wantrup).

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         CRESSY

      MacMillan and Co., London 1889 - Original red cloth. BAL 7345: First one-volume edition, published earlier in the year in two volumes. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Harte to J. W. Wheeler "for his admirable services for the/Plaintiff in the case of `Common Sense vs The Good Old Times', with charity(?)" in London, August, 1889. Slightly cocked, spine sunned, tips a bit worn. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         Sylvie and Bruno [with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

      London: The Macmillan Company, 1889 & 1893. First Edition. Very Good. Signed. Signed. 2 Volumes. First edition, first printings. Both inscribed by Lewis Carroll. Volume I inscribed "Mrs. Burton with kindest regards / Dec. 12. 1889," and Volume II inscribed to the same recipient, "Mrs. Burton with the Author's kind regards. Dec. 28. 1893." Very Good, with darkening to spine panels and light bruising to spine ends. Sylvie and Bruno Concluded boards bowed a bit; in a Very Good dust jacket, with shadow of removed over-price sticker, likely supplied, lightly edge worn and with a toned spine. A lovely set, inscribed by Lewis Carroll.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         War and Peace

      London Vizetelly & Co 1889 - 3 vol mixed set: Third, Second, Third editions respectively, all undated. The books have been recently re-bound in speckled half-calf with red and green spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers and gilt to all edges of the text blocks. Externally there are some minor rubs and marks. The text blocks are a little toned, with minor marks and creasing to some leaves, also a few small worm holes. Quite an attractive early edition of the first English translation.

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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         War and Peace (In Four Volumes)

      Thomas Y. Crowell, New York 1889 - Authorized Translation from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. In Four Volumes. Complete first-issue four-volume set. First edition, first printings, with copyright pages dated 1889. This is the third translation of War and Peace in English and the second American edition, but it is the first American edition to be translated directly from the original Russian of Tolstoy. The first American edition was first published in 1886 but was translated by Clara Bell from the French translation made by "a Russian lady" and not from the original Russian. Publisher's original first-issue dark-brown cloth bindings with paper spine labels and gilt decoration on the front covers. Gilt-covered top edges. Golden-color floral endpapers. v + 359, 392, 424 and 408 pages. Each volume measures approx. 7 7/8" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/4". All four volumes are in VERY GOOD condition. All have rubbed paper title labels on the spine and light wear to the spine ends and corner tips and are otherwise nearly Fine with bright, clean exteriors with no sunning, staining or surface wear, except for a few light scuffs on the rear board of Vol. I. The gilt decorations on the front boards all remain bright and unworn. All volumes are tightly bound, straight and square with no bumping to the corners or edges. All hinges and joints are strong, firm and secure with no cracking except for cracking to the front paper hinge in Vol. IV only but with no sense of fragility. Excellent interiors with apparently flawless pages. Previous owner's signature dated 1892 on the front endpaper of each volume with a gift inscription from that owner to her cousin on the front endpaper of Vol. I as well. Also, a small antique bookseller label on the front pastedown of each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hamburgs Handel und Verkehr. Export-Handbuch der Börsen-Halle 1888/90.

      Verlag der Actien-Gesellschaft "Neue Börsen-Halle", Hamburg 1889 - Mit zahlreichen montierten Etiketten und teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen sowie einem mehrfach gefalteten Plan und einer mehrfach gefalteten Ansicht von Hamburg. Hamburg, Neue Börsen-Halle, 1889. XI, 1124 S. 23 x 16 cm. Original-Leinwandband (etwas berieben). ¿Eine umfassende, man kann vielleicht sagen erschöpfende Darstellung der kommerziellen und industriellen Thätigkeit Hamburgs ¿ Dem grossen Ereignisse des Anschlusses Hamburgs an das deutsche Zollgebiet ist in diesem Buche ein Denkmal errichtet¿ (Vorwort). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1889

      EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1889.- Exposición Universelle Paris 1889. Album en 4º apaisado de (19 x26,5 cm) holandesa, rotulado y estampado en plano superior, firmada por Paul Souze, cortes dorados, 25 hh encartibanadas, conteniendo 50 fotografias, en papel a la albúmina, montadas sobre cartulina, enmarcadas y rotuladas a pie de imagen, algunas con el sello en seco Societe de la Tour Eiffel. Album fotográfico de la exposicón universal de 1889 en el que se hace gran relevancia fotogrráfica a la Torre Eiffel pues fue su inauguración, vistas de la ciudad y de los pabellones.

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         A visit to Stanley's rear-guard at Major Barttelot's camp on the Aruhwimi with an account of river-life on the Congo.

      Blackwood Edinburgh 1889 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, 337pp., frontispiece portrait of Stanley, large folding map, 17 other illustrations, 24 pages ads at end, original red pictorial cloth gilt, an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         PHILOBIBLON

      New York: Printed for the Grolier Club, 1889. ONE OF 297 COPIES on paper (and three on vellum.). This paean to books, collecting, libraries, and learning was printed for the first society of bibliophiles in America, and was bound by the bindery formed to provide club members with bindings as fine as those available from craftsmen in England and France. In 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell, who have signed the present bindings. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius-Michel. Named for his birthplace of Bury St. Edmunds, Richard de Bury (1281-1345) was a devoted patron of learning and an ardent bibliophile. As Bishop of Durham during the last 13 years of his life, he rescued many classical manuscripts that would otherwise have been lost, and his household included collators, scribes, illuminators, and binders. He is best remembered for the present work, first printed in 1473. The Grolier Club printing is "edited from the best manuscripts" in an effort to retrieve the original text, found by the editor to be "hopelessly corrupted" in the printed Latin versions and the translations based upon them.. 190 x 150 mm. (7 1/2 x 5 7/8"). Three volumes. Translated and with an introduction and notes by Andrew Fleming West. ONE OF 297 COPIES on paper (and three on vellum.). ATTRACTIVE BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY R. W. SMITH AND FRANK MANSELL (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers with frame tooled in blind and accented with gilt flowers and small dots, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-tooled frames and central gilt flower, gilt titling, DARK BLUE MOROCCO DOUBLURES with the gilt emblem of the Grolier Club at center, floral cornerpieces, monogram of "T V W" at foot, marbled free endpapers, all edges gilt. In the original (just slightly worn) morocco-lipped slipcases. Decorative woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, some of them historiated, the initials in the first volume in gold, frontispiece and two plates in volume III. Printed in red and black in Latin (black letter type) and English (roman type).A SUPERB SET with no signs of use.This paean to books, collecting, libraries, and learning was printed for the first society of bibliophiles in America, and was bound by the bindery formed to provide club members with bindings as fine as those available from craftsmen in England and France. In 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell, who have signed the present bindings. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius-Michel. Named for his birthplace of Bury St. Edmunds, Richard de Bury (1281-1345) was a devoted patron of learning and an ardent bibliophile. As Bishop of Durham during the last 13 years of his life, he rescued many classical manuscripts that would otherwise have been lost, and his household included collators, scribes, illuminators, and binders. He is best remembered for the present work, first printed in 1473. The Grolier Club printing is "edited from the best manuscripts" in an effort to retrieve the original text, found by the editor to be "hopelessly corrupted" in the printed Latin versions and the translations based upon them.

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         Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jarhhundert.

      Berlin: Verlag of Ernst Wasmuth, 1889.(). 80 chromolithograph plates. Loose as issued in portfolio.

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         Traité Complet d'Ophtalmologie.

      Paris, Delahaye, 1880-1886-1887-1889. - 4 forts volumes grand in-8. 3ff. IV. 965pp. 1f. 2 planches hors-texte. + 2ff. 1150pp. + 2ff. IV. 976pp. + 2ff. 1138pp. Brochés, couvertures imprimées (couvertures factices pour 2 volumes). Les tomes 3 et 4 sont coupés en deux au niveau du dos. Rousseurs générales. Exemplaires non rognés. Première édition de cet important traité d'ophtalmologie. Très nombreuses figures dans le texte (Optique, Instruments etc).

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         Ueber Nucleinsäuren (pp.524-536).

      Arch. Anat. Phys., 1889 P/5-6. - Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1889, 8, pp.568-739, VI pp., 5 Abb., 1 Taf., original broschiert unaufgeschnittenes, frisches Exemplar. First Edition, in the original wrappers! Richard Altmann (1852-1900) coined the term "nucleic acid," which he introduced in his 1889 paper "Ueber Nucleinsäuren," and developed a convenient and general method for its preparation. His work on nucleic acids represents an early stage in the development of molecular biology.Altmann was a student of Johann Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 discovered a hitherto unknown substance in the cell nucleus that he named nuclein we now know it as DNA. Garrison & Morton No. 713

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         Déclaration passionnée à la comtesse Potocka "Je ne dis pas que je vous ai aimé - je dis que j'ai été atteint, comme d'autres, par votre pouvoir"

      - Paris 11 mars 1889, 10x15,5cm, 7 pages sur deux feuillets rempliés. - "Non dico che io vi ho amato - dico che ho raggiunto, come gli altri, dal vostro potere" lettera autografa Eccezionale firmata da Guy de Maupassant, 123 linee in inchiostro nero su due pagine. In allegato, una busta contessa Indirizzo 14 bis rue Chateaubriand. Questo notevole lettera, probabilmente senza precedenti, riassume l'amore anno di attesa e sofferenza passata Maupassant a fianco della contessa Potocka. Lo scrittore, infine, esposto in una finale, amara lettera di confessione e rivela le lotte interne amare che si tratta dal suo incontro con questo essere fascino irresistibile. Questa affermazione, a lungo rifiutato da Maupassant, che fino a quel momento cortesie contenti e qualche effusione discreto nella sua corrispondenza rivela i forti sentimenti dello scrittore alla contessa Potocka. Il seduttore scrittore famoso per le sue numerose conquiste femminili arco, questa volta sotto il dominio della sua amica; queste linee dolorosi e liberanti sono così unico e sublime testimonianza della passione immediata che lo scrittore aveva nascosto quando si sono incontrati nel salotto della contessa, e alla fine confessa: "Nessuna donna mi ha affascinato dalla in primo luogo, come te. " Emmanuela Pignatelli di Cergharia era la moglie del ricco conte polacco Nicolas Potocki, che lo ha lasciato grande libertà. Il suo viale salone Friedland Parigi nel 1882 è stata la nomina stravagante di un'élite di scrittori, uomini del mondo, e gli uomini di lettere, e ha ricevuto ogni Venerdì un areopago contendenti "amore morto", ironicamente chiamato "libro dei Maccabei" . Egeria Guerlain crea una fragranza per lei intitolato capriccio e scrittori di tutta Parigi Shore, ha ispirato prima Maupassant, che dà i suoi lineamenti a Christiane Andermatt a Mont-Oriol, e Michele de Burne nel nostro cuore. La loro splendida corrispondenza si estende su diversi anni fino a quando l'internamento di Maupassant. Al momento della stesura di questa lettera 11 marzo 1889, la contessa rimase vive ancora con la madre rue de Chateaubriand. Maupassant è un devoto delle sue serate per molti anni come punterà Proust in cronica du Figaro 1904: "Maupassant è andato ogni giorno a casa"; per ironia della sorte è stato anche elevato a "segretaria perpetua del Consiglio permanente del club dei Maccabei." La confessione furioso Maupassant comincia un tono altamente drammatico ( "Io qui fare una confessione che io sono forse l'unico uomo in grado di fare voi"). Questo è principalmente per Maupassant di stare fuori da una folla di contendenti nella stessa posizione come lui, a cui la riserva contessa parità di trattamento: un "influenza dominante" insopportabile per lo spirito libero dello scrittore, che si autodefinisce come "sospetti molto nascosta maestro,, molto attento e molto di [lui]". Avvertito presto nell'arena crudele ha guidato nella sua cerchia di ammiratori, dichiara: "V'è stato detto un sacco di problemi [...] Io sono particolarmente prudenti, in particolare quella irrigidito stavo sperimentando terribilmente il vostro fascino. "Lo scrittore è impegnato in una confessione amara e ammettere la sconfitta prima che il fascino di manipolazione della contessa. La questione di onestà sembra costoso per Maupassant leitmotiv tutta la lettera. La contessa e lo evolvere in sfere mondane (lo scrittore organizza molte cene a Parigi e nelle province), e il loro rapporto dal suo amore mescolato inizio e di amicizia, in un gioco di seduzione subliminale. La contessa sembra dubitare della sincerità del suo amico: "Tu fai finta di non mi capisci, pensi che ho sempre avuto nei confronti del si atteggiamento con un subdolo"; replicò: "Se lo dici ancora una volta che io non sono aperto è che la Torre Eiffel non è di ferro." Questa menzione del monumento ricorda la veemente opposizione del Maupassant alla costruzione della Torre Eiffel (aperto il 30 marzo dello stesso anno), contro la quale ha firmato una petizione. Maupassant ha rivelato attraverso queste linee doppiezza del loro rapporto e le molte pregiudizi della contessa, che ha rifiutato di riconoscere i segni di un amore nascente: "Non pensate che essere innamorati è come irascibili o dolce! No. Si diventa, secondo la sua natura. È sempre negato questa verità assoluta. " Nella sua divorante passione che ha per la contessa Potocka, Maupassant si oppone la sua ragione e la sua "l'egoismo": "" In Alvernia avevo quasi innamorato di te. Sono anche stato. Ma ho superato [...] Ho la capacità di dominare me ragionando alla potenza estrema. Dopo genuini sconfitte interne ho sempre finito per tornare a voi. " L'anima cartesiana dello scrittore è impegnato in una lotta contro l'ardore dei suoi sentimenti, ma lo stile di questa insolita lettera tradisce i suoi tormenti. Le frasi ripide e le eruzioni del suo amore irragionevole è assolutamente diversa da quella amichevole corrispondenza qu'échangeait Maupassant con la contessa, e danno la lettera di capitale importanza per il loro rapporto. Essi sono il culmine di una passione che ha scelto di rifiutare ulteriormente prima di abbandonarla - conclude la sua lettera su questa frase scuro e bello: "Ci si può fermare sulle piste se si dispone di vertigini e se dovessimo tornare a tempo; ma se inizia a correre verso il basso, è finita. Mi girava la testa e ho avuto paura. " testimone Sublime alla passione per Maupassant affascinante contessa Potocka, che ha tenuto sotto il suo incantesimo di Parigi letteraria e mondana della fine del secolo.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Je ne dis pas que je vous ai aimé - je dis que j'ai été atteint, comme d'autres, par votre pouvoir » Exceptionnelle lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant, 123 lignes à l'encre noire sur deux feuillets. Jointe, une enveloppe à l'adresse de la comtesse au 14 bis rue Chateaubriand. Cette remarquable missive, probablement inédite, résume les années d'attente et de souffrance amoureuse de Maupassant passées aux côtés de la comtesse Potocka. L'écrivain s'expose enfin dans une ultime et amère lettre d'aveux et dévoile les combats intérieurs acharnés auxquels il s'est livré depuis sa rencontre avec cet être au charme irrésistible. Cette déclaration, longuement repoussée par Maupassant qui se contentait jusqu'alors de civilités et de quelques discrets épanchements dans sa correspondance, trahit les violents sentiments de l'écrivain envers la comtesse Potocka. L'écrivain séducteur resté célèbre pour ses nombreuses conquêtes féminines ploie cette fois sous la domination de son amie ; ces lignes douloureuses et libératrices sont donc le témoignage unique et sublime d'une immédiate passion que l'écrivain avait dissimulé depuis leur rencontre dans le salon de la comtesse, et qu'il confesse enfin : « Aucune femme ne m'a plu dès l'abord, comme vous ». Emmanuela Pignatelli di Cergharia fut l'épouse du très riche comte polonais Nicolas Potocki, qui lui laissait une grande liberté. Son salon parisien avenue Friedland fut dès 1882 l'extravagant rendez-vous d'une élite d'écrivains, hommes du monde, et de lettrés, et recevait chaque vendredi un aréopage de prétendants « morts d'amour », ironiquement appelés « Macchabées ». Egérie de Guerlain qui crée pour elle un parfum intitulé Shore's caprice et des écrivains du Tout-Paris, elle inspira en premier lieu Maupassant, qui donne ses traits à Christiane Andermatt dans Mont-Oriol, et à Michèle de Burne dans Notre c

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         [THE WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin(1889/1891). Eleven octavo (5" x 7-7/8") volumes, illustrated with frontispieces and bound in 1/2 brown polished calf leather and marbled boards with matching corners and endpapers and elegantly gilt-decorated and lettered spines. Consists of six volumes of the POETICAL WORKS, two volumes of the PROSE WORKS, and three volumes of Longfellow's TRANSLATION OF DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA., Hardcover, Minor wear and rubbing to corners, joints, edges, and spines. One cover with a short split to one joint; several volumes with a little wear to the spine tips. Contemporary owner gift inscription in one volume. Very Good with a bright shelf appearance

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         Manuscript account of service to the Burma Commission in Burma, 1857-1860]

      [N.p. 1889 - Black ink on ruled notebook paper, 127 ff. / 254 pp., 30 to 32 lines per page, approx. 75,000 words, closely written on recto and verso. 1 vols. 8vo. Dacoits, Meteorites, New of the Mutiny, & the 'Buffalo Prince': a Career in Burma. A detailed and digressive retrospective account of the early years of the long service of Col. Alexander Gordon Duff (1828-1904) in Burma, composed in his retirement in the spring of 1889. Duff notes that he is reviewing his diaries while writing this account. Duff was a former officer of the Madras Native Infantry, and there is a great deal of whining about his misery while appointed to the Arrakan Hill Road, with detailed gossip on the failings of his superiors, including quite a damning verdict on Col. (later Sir) Arthur Phayre, who filled appointments "with the scum of the province". He writes bluntly of the local military administration: "? the inefficiency of the instruments employed. Prominent in this respect was the Pegu Light Infantry which was simply instead of a disciplined body a disorganised rabble." While rebellions inspired by the Mutiny were a constant fear, he was not concerned about the reliability of the native Police under his own supervision, but rather the possibility of contagion in districts with unreliable appointees. Later, as he is more settled in his post, there is considerable detail of the work of the assistant commissioner in rural Burma, practical tasks such as regulation of fisheries and tax collection, the usefulness of knowing short cuts in river traffic, occasional mentions of shooting pheasant, peafowl and deer for the pot, as well as dealings with itinerant snake charmers, wild elephants, recurring fears of cholera, and a number of unusual incidents. The memoir begins at the end of 1856, "I do not think there is much to tell of my last year at Tonghoo" [modern Taungoo]. He had been ordered down to Rangoon to await transport at the end of a year of "foreign service". Upon his arrival in Rangoon, he shared lodgings with Quartermaster General Col. Farren, "in those days living in Burma was anything but luxurious, food was indifferent, butcher's meat was hardly to be had, green vegetables there were none, potatoes were a costly luxury". Yet he did not want to return to India. "I had got my name sent up to Sir Archibald Bogle, then Commissioner of Moulmein, as a student of Burmese and desirous of joining the Commission". He was offered a job on the Arrakan Hill Road by Lieut. Forlong, who assured him there is no fever in the hills. This was a lie but "believing as I did in the lies he told me brought me all such good fortune as I ever experiened, and was in fact the turning point in my career." 25 January 1857, a special messenger arrives with telegram from Forlong to Executive Engineer Ingram, that Duff was wanted by Sir Archibald Bogle at Moulmein; when he arrives at Kyaukpyu, he learns that the position has been filled and experiences deep disappointment. "I little dreamed that I should see it as Deputy Commissioner ? where after more than 27 years wanderings my career in that service finally ended." May 1857, released from road service; in Rangoon, meets [Henry Tristram] O'Reilly who had been Deputy Commissioner at Tonghoo, now Magistrate at Rangoon, "if I could pass the examination in Burmese he would give me the very first appointment that fell vacant." When word reached Rangoon of the terrible events of the Mutiny, all European soldiers were ordered to return. Duff received an appointment as an Extra Assistant Commissioner, with promise of the first promotion to Assistant Commissioner. Arrived at Prome (now Pyay) 4 July 1857, "matters had settled down a good deal though dacoity was still unpleasantly prevalent. There were no Europeans in the place except the officials who consisted of the Deputy Commissioner Major Grant Allan, the Asst. Capt. [A.R.] MacMahon, the Extra Asst., myself, the Civil Surgeon ? besides these there were two American missionaries of th

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         PHILOBIBLON

      Printed for the Grolier Club, New York 1889 - 190 x 150 mm. (7 1/2 x 5 7/8"). Three volumes. Translated and with an introduction and notes by Andrew Fleming West. ONE OF 297 COPIES on paper (and three on vellum.). ATTRACTIVE BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY R. W. SMITH AND FRANK MANSELL (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers with frame tooled in blind and accented with gilt flowers and small dots, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-tooled frames and central gilt flower, gilt titling, DARK BLUE MOROCCO DOUBLURES with the gilt emblem of the Grolier Club at center, floral cornerpieces, monogram of "T V W" at foot, marbled free endpapers, all edges gilt. In the original (just slightly worn) morocco-lipped slipcases. Decorative woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, some of them historiated, the initials in the first volume in gold, frontispiece and two plates in volume III. Printed in red and black in Latin (black letter type) and English (roman type). A SUPERB SET with no signs of use. This paean to books, collecting, libraries, and learning was printed for the first society of bibliophiles in America, and was bound by the bindery formed to provide club members with bindings as fine as those available from craftsmen in England and France. In 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell, who have signed the present bindings. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius-Michel. Named for his birthplace of Bury St. Edmunds, Richard de Bury (1281-1345) was a devoted patron of learning and an ardent bibliophile. As Bishop of Durham during the last 13 years of his life, he rescued many classical manuscripts that would otherwise have been lost, and his household included collators, scribes, illuminators, and binders. He is best remembered for the present work, first printed in 1473. The Grolier Club printing is "edited from the best manuscripts" in an effort to retrieve the original text, found by the editor to be "hopelessly corrupted" in the printed Latin versions and the translations based upon them. This paean to books, collecting, libraries, and learning was printed for the first society of bibliophiles in America, and was bound by the bindery formed to provide club members with bindings as fine as those available from craftsmen in England and France. In 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell, who have signed the present bindings. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius-Michel. Named for his birthplace of Bury St. Edmunds, Richard de Bury (1281-1345) was a devoted patron of learning and an ardent bibliophile. As Bishop of Durham during the last 13 years of his life, he rescued many classical manuscripts that wo

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         Fine portrait photo by H. Manny, signed and inscribed (Jules, 1842-1912, French Composer)

      1889 - to "Madam Dexter Fearjon trés respectueux hommage", showing him half length, looking to one side, 9" x 6", in mount 13" x 10", no place, no date, dated on the verso slightly damaged on the signature and one word

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         Nineteenth Century Commonplace Book with original poetry, fiction and memorials written in and about Gold Hill, Nevada Circa 1880s

      Gold Hill, Nevada, 1889. Good. Tall octavo. 9" x 7.5" Quarter red sheep and marbled paper covered boards. Owner's name on front fly: "Miss Mary I. J. Menary, Gold Hill, Nevada. August 18th, 1881." The cover is heavily worn, textblock is reasonably sound, with inserted leaves very edgeworn and marginally toned. Holograph manuscript in the ink in the same legible hand throughout. The first 78ppp. are comprised of poetry, followed by 38 blank pages, and thereafter (counting material on various loose leaves of paper laid in) about twenty pages of prose. The poetry is much concerned with death, and seems to be a mix of both original poetry and some copied, as well as a prose piece "Pledge with Wine" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also laid in is a small heartfelt three page memorial in her hand for the late James Livingston, dated Gold Hill, Jan 13th, 1889. Gold Hill was Incorporated in 1862. It enjoyed prosperity generated by the Comstock Lode from 1868-1888, and is now a ghost town. An interesting look into the mind of a literate woman in a Gold Rush town.

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         Théâtre

      Jouaust ¿ Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris 1889 - Quatre volumes, in-8 raisin, demi maroquin chocolat à coins, dos lisses mosaïqués à décor floral, étiquettes de titre de de maroquin châtaigne, date dorée en queue, têtes dorées, témoins conservés, couvertures conservées. Reliure de l'époque de Victor Champs. [4], xxiv, 263 ; [4], 325 ; [4], 335 ; [4], 365 . Belle édition du Théâtre de Musset, illustrée de 16 eaux-fortes hors texte par Charles Delort (1841-1895) et tirée à 150 exemplaires. Ici, le n°12 imprimé sur Chine fort avec les épreuves en deux états (avec et sans la lettre). Rousseurs aux tout premiers et derniers feuillets, piqûres sur tranches. Bel exemplaire très élégamment relié. /// 4 volumes, large 8vo, half cornered dark brown morocco, smooth gilt-lettered, gilt ornate and mosaic inlaid spines, top edges gilt, untrimmed, original wrappers bound in. Binding of the time by Victor Champs. [4], xxiv, 263 ; [4], 325 ; [4], 335 ; [4], 365 . Nice edition of Alfred de Musset theatre plays, illustrated with 16 out of text etchings by Charles Delort (French painter and illustrator, 1841-1895). A 150 copies limited print run, ours the n°12 printed on China paper, with the etchings in two states (with and without the letter). Some foxing at the very beginning of the books, and to the edges. Nice copy elegantly bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ZUR ENTSTEHUNGSGESCHICHTE DER ILIAS

      COTHEN: OTTO SCHULZE'S VERLAG, 1889. BROSSURA. DISCRETO. 15 23. USATO

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         1889 NEW ORLEANS CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE

      L. Soards, New Orleans, Louisiana 1889 - SOARDS' NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, CITY DIRECTORY for 1889: A Complete Record of the Residents of the Entire City, A Classified Business Directory. Also, an Improved Street Guide. Published by L. Soards, Publisher, NEW ORLEANS, 1889. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1889. Original hardcovers (covers disbound but present), printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 1115 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The front and rear covers are disbound along with a few endpapers that remain attached to them (there is some neatly applied cloth tape to the inner hinges that holds the endpapers to the covers); the spine is worn and rough along the edges where the covers are disbound; the spine covering has some pieces missing and is generally chipped but some of the lovely gilt lettering remains; internally there are the Sutro Library markings and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, complete copy with its original but disbound covers. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1921 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS of NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830¿1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Folkelivsskildringer. 2 bd. Orig. udgave.

      1889 1889 - Kbhvn.: Hauberg og Gjellerup & Nyt dansk Forlagskonsortium [1889-90]. 104 + 80 s. 12mo. Let bruneret, ellers velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggene. Bindene signeret Ahrenkiel & Olsen. * Dansk Folkebibliothek nr. 67 + 109. Indeholder: Et Grundskud. En Fiskerrede. Tro til Døden. Hjærtensfryd. Sommerbillede. Kasper Kapper. Et Endeligt. Morgendug.

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         The Wanderings of Oisin And Other Poems

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1889 First edition of Yeats' first published book. Publisher's dark blue cloth lettered in gilt with publisher's stamp in blind to rear board, black endpapers. A very good copy with a clean interior, extremities lightly bumped, some light staining to front and rear boards, light wear to spine, hinges cracked and holding.In The Wanderings of Oisin, an Irish hero recounts the story of his travels through the faerie isles of Ireland, battling demons and giants with the help of his immortal companion, Niamh, until he accidentally breaks the spell that had been keeping him immortal and rapidly ages three hundred years. This epic poem is written in three parts, each in more complicated verse than the one before. The collection also includes 30 shorter poems. This book was Yeats's first work to be published outside of magazines and periodicals, and earned him the respect of the literary world as a serious poet. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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         1889 NEW ORLEANS CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE

      SOARDS' NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, CITY DIRECTORY for 1889: A Complete Record of the Residents of the Entire City, A Classified Business Directory... Also, an Improved Street Guide. Published by L. Soards, Publisher, NEW ORLEANS, 1889. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1889. Original hardcovers (covers disbound but present), printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 1115 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The front and rear covers are disbound along with a few endpapers that remain attached to them (there is some neatly applied cloth tape to the inner hinges that holds the endpapers to the covers); the spine is worn and rough along the edges where the covers are disbound; the spine covering has some pieces missing and is generally chipped but some of the lovely gilt lettering remains; internally there are the Sutro Library markings and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, complete copy with its original but disbound covers. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1921 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS of NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. Fair.

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         C.F. Bally Fabrique de chaussures et tissus élastiques Schönenwerd. Suisse.

      Ateller Artist. J. A. Preuss, Zurich 1889 - Plena piel editorial con lámina encartada en cubierta, ornada con estmpados en oro y grises. Guardas bellamente decoradas con dibujos en oro y color. Enla guarda anterior, un poema de de Carmen Sylva, en alemán. En la posterior un texto a doble página, también en alemán. Frontis grabado con emblema en color. 30 pp. de texto con viñetas. 36 láminas a toda página, con grabados xilográficos y textos en francés, alemán, inglés y castellano: 1) Le berceau de la famille (Casa solariega) - 2) Vue générale de: Établissements de C. F. Bally a Schönenwerd 3) Fabriques de chaussures - Shedbau , mechanische Schusterei - Fábrica de calzados 4) Atelier de cordonnerie mécanique - Taller de zapatería 5) Atelier de coupe des semelles- Taller para cortar suela 6) Fabrique de tissus élastiques - Fábrica de tejidos elásticos - 7) Tramerie de soie - Urdidura de seda - 8) Atelier de tissage - Taller de tejedores - 9) Parc - Parque - 10) Étang du pavillon - Parque, estanque y pabellón - 11) Magasins réunis - Depósitos generales 12) Magasin de chaussures - Almacén de calzados - 13) Docks - Depósitos - 14) Hotel de la Cigogne - Hotel de la Cigüeña - 15 y 16) Partie du jardin - Jardín - 17) Pavillon - Vista del Pabellón - 18) Place de l'église - Plaza de la Iglesia - 19) Dépot du matériel à incendie - Depósito de las bombas de incendio 20) École - Escuela materna - 21) Fabrique de chaussures (Tiges) - Fábrica de calzados - 22) Salle de piqure - Taller de máquinas de coser - 23) Villa Jurablick. 24) Parties du Jardin - Jardín - 25) Villa anglaise - Quinta inglesa - 26) Cité ouvrière - Cuartel de obreros - 27) Villa Tannheim. 28) Pension d'ouvrier - Casa de comidas de los obreros - 29) Aux trois sapins PARC - Parque de los Tres Abetos 30) Bains - Baños - 31) Barrage de l'Aar - Esclusa del Aar - 32-33-34-35 y 36) Fabrique de chaussures de. Fábrica de calzados de AARAU, KLINGNAU, GRÄNICHEN y SCHOEFTLAND. Excelente estado de conservación con levísimos puntos de óxido en algunos márgenes. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 3,25 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Wanderings of Oisin And Other Poems

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1889 First edition of Yeats' first published book. Publisher's dark blue cloth lettered in gilt with publisher's stamp in blind to rear board, black endpapers. A very good copy with a clean interior, extremities lightly bumped, some light staining to front and rear boards, light wear to spine, hinges cracked and holding. In The Wanderings of Oisin, an Irish hero recounts the story of his travels through the faerie isles of Ireland, battling demons and giants with the help of his immortal companion, Niamh, until he accidentally breaks the spell that had been keeping him immortal and rapidly ages three hundred years. This epic poem is written in three parts, each in more complicated verse than the one before. The collection also includes 30 shorter poems. This book was Yeats's first work to be published outside of magazines and periodicals, and earned him the respect of the literary world as a serious poet. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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         Athletic Sports in America, England and Australia. Comprising History, Characteristics, Sketches of Famous Leaders, Organization and Great Contests of Baseball, Cricket, Football, La Crosse, Tennis, Rowing and Cycling. Also Including the Famous "Around the World" Tour of American Baseball Teams...

      Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1889. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth over bevelled boards with gilt lettering. 711pp. Tissue-guarded chromolithograph frontispiece, numerous illustrations, 3 full-page tissue-guarded chromolithographs, decorative endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear and bit of rubbing, though internally fine. A tight and lovely first edition of this "Most Elegantly Illustrated" (notes title page) tome ostensibly about the wide world of sports -- but, let's face it, baseball gets more than its fair share of coverage, and three of the four breathtaking chromolithographs concern the great American pastime. "Father of Baseball" Henry Chadwick provides the introduction. Quite scarce in such nice condition. A landmark title for any baseball book collector, containing some of the earliest color images.

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         EXCURSIONS CHEZ LES PEUPLES ETRANGES

      - Paris, librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, Emile Guerin éditeur, 1889. In-4 (20x30) demi-percaline rouge, plats cartonnés, premier plat illustré, (VI+71pp). Causeries ethnographiques avec une préface de A. De Quatrefages. Ce rarissime ouvrage se décompose de la façon suivante: 71 pages de texte autour de "les Hindous, les Chinois, les Japonais, les Arabes, les Nubiens, les Nègres, les Hottentots et les Boschimans, les Esquimaux, les Guaranis et les Patagons, les Papous, les Polynésiens, les Australiens". Ces chroniques sont illustrées par 12 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES A DOUBLE PAGE montées sur onglets; ces illustrations sont absolument splendides, les couleurs très fraîches (scènes bien animées, paysages); elles sont l'oeuvre de H. Leutemann de même que l'illustration de couverture. Cet exemplaire est particulièrement agréable malgré les altérations de l'usage et du temps; des mouillures claires parfois plus prononcées affectent l'ensemble mais n'apparaissent pas sur les lithos aux couleurs toujours très vives, principalement au verso et dans les marges; la reliure a été très bien restaurée, dos refait, titre remonté, ainsi que l'illustration du premier plat restaurée et recollée. Cependant il n'y a pas de manque ni déchirure, la typographie est bonne et les planches assez remarquables. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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         Nineteenth Century Commonplace Book with original poetry, fiction and memorials written in and about Gold Hill, Nevada Circa 1880s

      Gold Hill, Nevada, 1889. Good. Tall octavo. 9" x 7.5" Quarter red sheep and marbled paper covered boards. Owner's name on front fly: "Miss Mary I. J. Menary, Gold Hill, Nevada. August 18th, 1881." The cover is heavily worn, textblock is reasonably sound, with inserted leaves very edgeworn and marginally toned. Holograph manuscript in the ink in the same legible hand throughout. The first 78ppp. are comprised of poetry, followed by 38 blank pages, and thereafter (counting material on various loose leaves of paper laid in) about twenty pages of prose. The poetry is much concerned with death, and seems to be a mix of both original poetry and some copied, as well as a prose piece "Pledge with Wine" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also laid in is a small heartfelt three page memorial in her hand for the late James Livingston, dated Gold Hill, Jan 13th, 1889. Gold Hill was Incorporated in 1862. It enjoyed prosperity generated by the Comstock Lode from 1868-1888, and is now a ghost town. An interesting look into the mind of a literate woman in a Gold Rush town.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Nicholas Flammel his exposition of the hieroglyphical figures which he caused to be painted upon an arch in St. Innocents church yard in Paris : concerning both the theory and practice of the philosophers Stone

      Bath-UK: Robert H. Fryar, 1889. Nicholas Flammel his exposition of the hieroglyphical figures which he caused to be painted upon an arch in St. Innocents church yard in Paris : concerning both the theory and practice of the Philosophers Stone..../done into English out of the French copy, by Eirenaeus Orandus ...Illustrated-Robert H. Fryar, Bath-UK- [London] : Printed at London by T.S. for Thomas Walsley, 1624 [i.e. Bath : R.H. Fryar, 1889]- Hardcover: Fair++-Good/ no jacket as issued, paper cover boards, missing piece of paper coering at back, taped spine, insides clean, ex-libris C.S. Overy and Lincold Philosophical Research Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio-Gift of Louis S. Vosburgh, some marginalia in pencil, by either Over, Vosburgh or the Reasearch foundation concerning the subject of the book. Description:XII, 45, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.-Notes:Half title: Flammel's book. Caption title p. 2: The explication of the hieroglyphic figures, placed by me Nicholas Flammel, scrivener, in the church yard of the Innocents ..."To the subscribers" (p. [V]-VI) signed at end: Robt. H. Fryar.-Corrected imprint from preface, limitation statement, and subscriber's notice. Preface signed: W. W. Westcott ...London, Novembar [sic] 1889. "One hundred copies. No. 14 [signed] RHF"--p. [I].-Publisher's advertisement of Robt. H. Fryar p. [46].- SEE PHOTOS- A very scarce and desired book- Non-fiction-alchemy-hieroglyphical Figures-Illustrated (4471). Signed By Publisher. 1st Edition-Thus. Hardcover. Fair++-Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Late Nineteenth Century American Folk Art Portrait of a Boy and Girl

      1889. Very Good. Two color printed papercut portraits of a young boy and girl; both fully dressed by hand in original contemporary clothing (including buttons and beads), and with what appears to be actual curled locks of human hair. Each dressed portrait measures about 17" high and is neatly laid-down on a background color landscape print measuring about 14.5" x 19.5". In a near-contemporary wood frame, glazed (16.5" x 21.5"). The wood frame is darkened and rubbed at the edges, very good; not examined out of the frame.The papercut portraits are printed in four colors (black, blue, green, yellow); the boy with green eyes and the girl with blue eyes. The children's curled locks, likely taken from a boy and girl, are each distinct: the boy with more tightly curled auburn-colored hair; and the girl with loosely curled lighter-colored hair. The boy is dressed in a black linen jacket with white trim and mother of pearl buttons; the girl is dressed in a white dress with fine woven silk and white lace trims. She also is wearing a bracelet of tiny glass beads. The three dimensionality of the boy and girl is enhanced by their forward looking gaze and the way in which both are positioned upon the background print (also printed in multiple colors): as standing in a garden with flowers in full bloom and mountain scenery in the distance.An unusual custom-made American portrait, featuring fine contemporary cloth and lace work, and contemporary locks of hair skillfully styled in both tight and loose curls.

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