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         Jeune premier!

      - Paris. Tresse et Stock. 1891. 1 volume in-12, demi-percaline verte à coins à La Bradel, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin beige, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. [2] ff. ; 27 pp. ; [3] pp. bl. Edition originale de cette Comédie en un acte, présentée pour la première fois au Théatre-Libre, le jeudi 26 février 1891. Illustré de 7 dessins dans le texte de Borione et Henriot. Exemplaire unique comprenant un tirage à part sur chine des illustrations et les 7 dessins originaux ayant servi à l'illustration. Au début de l'ouvrage sont reliées trois Lettres autographes signées de Ginisty. Ex-libris Albert Natural. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The silva of North America : a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico,

      Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1891-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 14 volume complete set. Folios. Publisher's boards. Solid bindings. Rubbing to cover. 37 x 29 cm. 740 plates. Scattered foxing throughout. The drawings by Mr. Faxon have been engraved (v. 1-5 by Philibert and Eugene Picart)--under the direction of A. Riocreux.
Contents: I. Magnoliaceae-Ilicineae.-II. Cyrillaceae-Sapindaceae.-III. Anacardiaceae-Leguminosae.-IV. Rosaceae-Saaeifragaceae.-V. Hamamelideae-Sapotaceae.-VI. Ebenaceae-Polygonaceae.-VII. Lauraceae-Juglandaceae.-VIII. Cupuliferae (Quercus)-IX. Cupuliferae-Salicaceae.-X. Liliaceae-Conferae.-XI. Coniferae (Pinus)-XII. Coniferae (Abietineaeafter Pinus).-XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceae-Rosaceae.-XIV. Supplement: Cariacaceae-Coniferae. General index.
Nissen 1728, Sitwell p. 135.
Charles Sprague Sargent was the first director of Harvard's Arnold Abortetum and noted dendrologist. Sarget helped create 21 million acres of national forest reserves. This work was his magnum opus and the authoritative source on North American trees. "The Silva documents the minutest, fullest details as to the characteristics in trunk, in branch, in twig, in leaf, in flower, in fruit, of every tree hitherto observed in all the length and breadth of North America in 14 volumes. The narrative by Sargent is an account of its climatical and geographic range." ???????????????????????ÃÆ'‚· Mariners' Museum Library Gallery. "Unsparing in editorial and artistic talent it stands today as the most elaborate of American botanical books: costly, but abundantly paying its way, and a rarely good investment for early purchasers. For twenty-one years the "Silva" was in process of making. The publication of its beautiful folio volumes was distributed over the years 1891-1902, and the originally contemplated thirteen had grown to fourteen." Trelease, William. Biographical Memoir of Charles Sprague Sargent, National Academy of Sciences, 1928, 254 p.


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         Paul Revere

      , n.d. n.d.. Rectangular oak plank with beveled edges on the two longer opposite sides, 5” x 5” x 0.5”. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics. Handwritten by Reigart on a square label affixed at bottom: “Panel / made of Wood / from the / House / where / Paul Revere / was born / at Boston Mass / House Taken down / April 1891.”John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.

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         Det forjættede Land. 3 bd.

      1891 1891 - (1: Muld. 2: Det forjættede Land. 3: Dommens Dag). Orig. udgaver. Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1891-95. 384; 344, 288 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret sæt indbundet med de orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på de let falmede rygge. Bindene signeret Axel Knudsen 1954.

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         Natura ed Arte Quindicinale di Scienza lettere ed arti 21 Volumi 1891 Vallardi

      Opera assai rara e ricercata "Natura ed Arte  Rassegna quindicinale illustrata italiana e straniera di  scienze, lettere ed arti" Casa Editrice Dott. Francesco Vallari Anno di pubblicazione 1891 - 1910 21 volumi: dal 1891 al 1906, più volume 1909 - 1910  Numero di pagine per volume circa 1.000, quindi circa 21.000 pagine complessive Formato in 4° (cm 21 x cm 28,50) Copertina editoriale in tutta tela con fregi dorati al dorso e al piatto In perfetto stato di conservazione, completa di tutte le tavole, incisioni, cromolitografie e carte geografiche Prestigiosa rivista culturale, ricchissima di illustrazioni, incisioni, cromolitografie a colori,  tavole fuori testo, anche ripiegate più volte, di luoghi, personaggi, vedute, opere d'arte, monumenti,  eventi, manifestazioni, scoperte, invenzioni, ecc. Sono presentati importanti scritti d'attualità, storia, letteratura italiana e straniera, arte, musica, scacchi, e tanto altro ancora, e alla fine di ogni fascicolo o annata ci sono preziosi indici completi. Elevato numero di pagine dedicato alla moda, con rubrica a propria numerazione, con centinaia di figure  di cappelli, abiti, pellicce, mantelli, modelli, ecc. Numerose copertine a soggetto floreale - liberty, soggetti di Paoletti, Tallone, Campi, E. Rossi, ecc. Solo per citare qualche fascicolo speciale e d'interesse particolare: Nel 1892, le Feste Colombiane. Nel 1893, la prima del Falstaff di Giuseppe Verdi alla Scala di Milano. Nel 1901, La morte di Giuseppe Verdi con moltissime foto e fac simili. Nel 1909, il terremoto di Messina. Presenti moltissime incisioni all'acquaforte con ritratti di Re, Regine e personaggi illustri. Opera a cui hanno collaborato e possiamo leggere gli scritti di: Abba, Angeli Diego, Arrighi Cletto, Barilli Anton Giulio, V. Bersezio, A. Bertolotti,  Bisi Albini, Luigi Capuana, Giosuè Carducci, Contessa Lara, De Amicis, G. De Castro,  E. De Fonseca, De Goubernatis, Grazia Deledda, Salvatore Di Giacomo, Augusto Foà,  F. Galliani, C. Contri, Jack La Bolina, Sabatino Lopes, Marchesa di Riva, G. Menasci,  P. Molmenti, Ugo Ojetti, A. Panzacchi, Vittorio Pica, Luigi Pirandello,  Matilde Serao, Strafforello, A. Gentile, L. Zuccoli e tanti altri ancora.      

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         NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      , 1891. 1891. GISSING, George. NEW GRUB STREET. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Smith Elder, & Co. Second Edition from first edition sheets. 8vo. 3 Vols. 305pp.; 316pp.; 335pp. Dark green cloth stamped in black on front and spine and stamped in gilt to spine. Rear flyleaf missing from Volume 1, which is a little over opened. Otherwise a very attractive copy, the cloth outstandingly sharp and clean. The only Gissing three-decker to be reprinted in its original format. (Freeman, 21)

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         LA TIERRA DE MARIA SANTISIMA COLECCIÓN DE CUADROS ANDALUCES

      La tierra de María Santísima. Colección de cuadros andaluces. Ilustraciones de J. García Ramos.- Barcelona, Sucesores de N. Ramirez y Cª, s.f. (1891); en folio menor holandesa editorial firmada J. Morato. Posco. Plano superior profusamente decorado con motivos alegóricos hojas de parra, guitarra, pandero.., cortes dorados, 499 pp. 4 hh. 57 láminas grabadas y profusión de ilustraciones en el texto. Primera edición. Ejemplar limpio. Palau: 156909

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         CATALUÑA. NAVEGACION SUBMARINA. NARCISO MONTURIOL. IMPORTANTE CONJUNTO TEMATICO.

      - CATALUÑA. NAVEGACION SUBMARINA. NARCISO MONTURIOL. IMPORTANTE CONJUNTO TEMATICO de 5 LIBROS, 1 RETRATO LITOGRAFICO Y UNA ACCION DE LA COMPAÑIA DE NAVEGACION SUBMARINA: • ENSAYO SOBRE EL ARTE DE NAVEGAR POR DEBAJO DEL AGUA, DE MONTURIOL. BARCELONA 1891. EN FOLIO ENCUADERNADO EN PERGAMINO EDITORIAL 238 PP. CON RETRATO Y LAMINAS PLEGADAS CON PLANOS DEL ICTINIO (CELEBRE SUBMARINO INVENTADO POR MONTURIOL) •MEMORIA SOBRE LA NAVEGACION SUBMARINA POR EL INVENTOR DEL ICTINIO O BARCO-PEZ. BARCELONA 1860 EJEMPLAR DEDICADO DE PUÑO Y LETRA DE MONTURIOL. 54 PP. Y UNA ESPECTACULAR LAMINA LITOGRAFICA CON DIVERSAS ESCENAS DEL SUBMARINO EN EL MAR. ENCUAD. HOLANDESA NUEVA •TRES BIOGRAFIAS O ESTUDIOS SOBRE MONTURIOL Y SU INVENTO: 1.JERONIMO ESTRANY: JUCIOS CRITICOS DE 1915, EN 4º 150 PP. PROFUSAMENTE ILUSTRADO. 2.PUIG PUJADAS: VIDA D`HEROI- NARCIS MONTURIOL. BARCELONA 1918 4º 352 PP. 1 RETRATO Y 2 LAMS. DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA DEL AUTOR. RUSTICA ORIGINAL. 3.ALBERTO DEL CASTILLO-MANUEL BRU: NARCISO MONTURIOL INVENTOR DEL ICTINIO (1819-1885) RARISIMA ACCION DE LA COMPAÑIA FORMADA POR MONTURIOL PARA DESARROYAR SU PROYECTO DE SUBMARINO. Y RETRATO LITOGRAFICO SUELTO DE MEDIADOS DEL S. XIX IMPRESIONANTE CONJUNTO DE OBRAS RARAS DE GRANDISIMO INTERES HISTORICO Y CIENTIFICO [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden. Barchester Towers. Doctor Thorne. Framley Parsonage. The Small House at Allington. The Last Chronicle of Barset.

      Chapman and Hall, Limited, London 1891 - The Chronicles of Barsetshire, Trollope, Anthony 1891/93, (8 Volumes Complete) The Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden. Barchester Towers. Doctor Thorne. Framley Parsonage. The Small House at Allington. The Last Chronicle of Barset. Chapman and Hall, Limited, London Each volume with an Illustrated frontispiece by the Dalziel Brothers Lovely set and scarce in this condition, very good and better. Rare to get with full original covers all intact. First edition, original full deep red leather covers, with gold lettering. Measuring 20.5 by 14.5 cm's and weighing a heavy 4.65 kilograms. Please view the photographs for more information. All my items for sale are guaranteed to be as described. Everything advertised has been professionally tested and verified as the description indicates. All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Poems, Second Series (First Issue, 1891)

      Roberts Brothers, Boston, - 1891, First Edition, First Issue, Good Plus/no dj, 12mo., 230pp., pale green cloth hardcover, bright gold lettering & floral decoration on cover & backstrip, beveled covers edges, yellow bookmark frayed but present, terribly unfortunate: bottom corner of title page clipped away (about 1x2"), also two short 1" slices bottom margin of frontispiece facsimile poem; gold gilt top outer leaf edges, first signature starting to loosen, only very minor cover soil, text unmarked, hinges tight, First Edition, First Issue Limited to 960 (unnumbered) copies of Author's second book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cranford

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1891. First Edition Thus. Full Morocco. Near Fine. A unique copy, both a large paper edition and one with all the illustrations hand-colored. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. xxx, 297, [1] pp. We are not aware of any other copies with the Thomson illustrations having been hand-colored! The coloring was applied not just to the copious text illustrations but also the headers, decorative devices, etc. such as there are. The colors used are strong and deep, in keeping with the literalness and sentimentality of Thomson's illustrations, and the colors are enriched further with a generous application of gilt. The coloring transforms the engravings into pictures that come off as original artwork applied directly to the page, and bring a visual excitement to Gaskell's charming classic. The binding was executed by The French Binders of Garden City, New York. Condition: the morocco is rubbed along the spine bands, has a few soil marks and scratches, and is sunned on the spine. The interior is completely clean. The tissue guards are loose, as they have always been. These were not issued with the novel, we believe, but were inserted by the colorist.

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         GOOD-BYE MY FANCY. 2D ANNEX TO LEAVES OF GRASS

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.. 232 x 150 mm. (9 1/8 x 5 7/8"). 66 pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titling on upper cover (Myerson's Binding "A").With frontispiece portrait. Front pastedown with bookplate of Cecil F. Crofton. Myerson A13; BAL 21440; Wells and Goldsmith p. 34. Corner tips and spine ends slightly rubbed, endpapers and first few leaves with very minor freckled foxing, otherwise a very fine copy, especially clean and fresh inside and out.The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.

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         My second journey through Equatorial Africa from the Congo to the Zambesi in the years 1886 and 1887.

      London Chatto 1891 - First English edition. 8vo., xiv, 326pp., frontispiece and 31 plates, folding map, illustrations in text, contemporary prize calf, spine gilt, gilt stamp to upper cover, spine in six compartments, black morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, a very handsome copy. "[The author] travelled through the Belgian Congo, then on through both British and German East Africa. His narrative recounts the difficulties of his expeditions, being somewhat reminiscent of Henry Stanley's experiences." - Czech. Czech p176. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

      [London and] New York Printed by William Clowes and Sons, London for [Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd.] and Charles Scribner's Sons 1891 - The True, Very Scarce First Edition printed by Clowes for release in both the UK and America, this copy with the slug for the Scribner's and original date on the title-page. Illustrated with 18 black and white plates, including a fronstipiece of the author, and a large colour folding map in a pocket at the rear. 8vo, publisher’s original light-olive green cloth decorated with black multi-lined border decorations in an all-over pattern across both covers, the spine with the same black decorative ruling, full gilt lettering and a handsome gilt vignette, the upper cover with a fine decorative pictorial gilt vignette. xiv, 526 (including index), 32 ads. A handsome and pleasing copy of this very scarce and important work. Only very minimal evidence of use or age, endpapers renewed. VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A BOOK RARELY IF EVER FOUND IN FIRST EDITION FORMAT. The saga of Emin Pasha is one of the most enthralling histories of Europeans in Africa. Pasha was born Eduard Schnitzer, a remarkable German physician who converted to Islam and took the name Emin Pasha. He was appointed by Gordon to the post of governor of Equatoria. He became an instant hero in England when, after Gordon’s death and the fall of Khartoum, a letter revealed that he was holding out with a small garrison against the Mahdi’s hordes. A relief mission led by Henry Stanley was quickly formed. This would be Stanley’s last and most dangerous mission, costing the lives of over 400 men. These are the personal journals of the military surgeon Dr. Thomas Parke who served in this expedition. "Being desirous to give my original impressions of persons and things, I have made no change whatever in the contents of my African note-books. I have inserted, here and there, a few paragraphs containing my views on the principal diseases which I was called upon to treat. The remainder of the text I regard as supplementary, in some measure, to Mr. Stanley’s volumes." [author’s preface]. A detailed and enthralling narrative of this mission from the medical officer’s point of view. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Zambesia Englands El Dorado in Africa

      Being a Description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less-known Adjacent Territories, and an Account of the Gold Fields of British South Africa. First edition. 2 folding coloured maps, profusely illustrated. 8vo. Original illustrated cloth, gilt. vii, 480, 15 ads pp. London, King, Sell & Railton,

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         Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping. Established 1834. Yacht Register. From 1st May, 1891, to 30th April, 1892

      Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London 1891 - 1059 p. 61 plates of yacht club flags and racing flags. Rebound. Original cloth scuffed. 3 pinholes on front and back covers. Some repaired damage. Gilt edges. Endpapers dampstained. Front free endpaper poorly repaired. Top corners dampstained and discoloured. Foxing p. 1042 to end. Half title repaired. Many plates repaired. Lists arranged alphabetically by yacht name, call numbers, owner. Also includes lists of yacht builders, surveyors, ports, and of groups that subscribe to the register. Booth 045. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         INDIAN HORRORS OR, MASSACRES BY THE RED MEN. BEING A THRILLING NARRATIVE OF THE BLOODY WARS WITH MERCILESS AND REVENGEFUL SAVAGES, INCLUDING A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE DARING DEEDS AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE WORLD-RENOWNED CHIEF, SITTING BULL, WITH STARTLING DESCRIPTIONS OF FANTASTIC GHOST DANCES; MYSTERIOUS MEDICINE MEN; DESPERATE INDIAN BRAVES; SCALPING OF HELPLESS SETTLERS; BURNING THEIR HOMES, ETC., ETC. THE WHOLE COMPROMISING A FASCINATING HISTORY OF THE INDIANS FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIME; THEIR MANNERS, CUSTOMS, MODES OF WARFARE, LEGENDS, ETC

      Imperial Publishing Co., [1891]., Philadelphia - First edition. 8vo. Maroon leather, stamped in blind, raised bands, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, decorated front and rear endpapers, x, 17- 600 pp., frontispiece, preface, illustrated, plates, portraits. Published at various locations in 1891, but seldom found in full leather and in attractive collector's condition. Some of the incidents covered are the Minnesota massacre, Custer, Little Big Horn, Washita, Wounded Knee, the Fetterman massacre, the Modoc War, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, etc. Full page plates of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Standing Bear, Plenty Scalps, White Eagle, etc. Corners lightly worn, else a near fine, bright, clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Cesar Cascabel.

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1891. FIRST UK EDITION. Crown octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii, 313 [35]. With 80 wood engraved illustrations by George Roux, including a frontispiece. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and polychrome blocked illustrations to spine and upper board. All edges gilt; foliate endpapers.Edmonton School Board prize plate to front pastedown, dated 1898. Publisher's adverts at rear heavily browned. Reading lean, with some rubbing to fore-edges and some sunning to spine. Very good overall.Pre-dated by the US edition by several months, this is the first UK edition of the novel of the same name first published by Verne in French in 1890. A group of travelling French circus performers struggle to make their way home from California, attempting the over-land route via Alaska and Siberia.

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         Adventures in Nyasaland a two years' struggle with Arab slave-dealers in central Africa.

      Sampson Low London 1891 - First edition. 8vo., xv, 304pp., 32 pages ads dated October 1890 at end, frontispiece portrait, illustrations, some full-page, original pictorial blue cloth gilt, lighlty soiled, a very good example of a scarce book. Scarce account of the Karonga War 1887-1889. Hogg 3522. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited,, 1891. Octavo. Original green cloth, black rules extending over spine and covers, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt block after a drawing by Dorothy Stanley to front, green coated endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 17 similar plates, large folding colour map in end-pocket as issued. Armorial bookplate of Charles S. Hunting and contemporary bookseller's ticket of William Beavis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to front pastedown. Upper outer corners very lightly rubbed, very faint uneven darkening to cloth on close inspection, light foxing to endpapers and prelims, and margins of first few text-leaves, folding map with one short closed tear not affecting image and browning to the two exposed panels verso. An excellent copy. First edition. Parke (1857-1893), an Irish-born physician, joined the Egyptian Army in 1881 and served in the Tel el-Kebir campaign the following year, becoming director of the Army Cholera Hospital at Helwan, south of Cairo, in 1883, and leading the naval brigade at Abu Klea, an engagement in the expedition to relieve Gordon at Khartoum, in 1885. He was living quietly in Alexandria when Stanley, passing through, recruited him as medical officer for the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. His detailed account, in large part transcribed verbatim from his journals, acknowledges the controversy which greeted Stanley on his return to London, but concludes by "saying farewell to a leader whose sagacious forethought and unflinching determination carried us through a series of difficulties which, I believe, no other living man would have been able to battle with so successfully" (p. 512).

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         The Divan,

      Calcutta: Government of India Central Printing Office,, 1891. Written in the Fourteenth Century... Translated for the First Time Out of the Persian Into English Prose, With Critical and Explanatory Remarks, with an Introductory Preface, With a Note on Sufi,ism, and With a Life of the Author. By H. Wilberforce Clarke. Two volumes, quarto. Original white cloth, spines lettered in gilt, single rule to covers with black and red Persian and English type. Title page in red and black. Former owner's book ticket to pastedowns and library blindstamp to front free endpaper. Residue of stickers to spines, light soiling to covers, some wear to extremities, light marking to edges, some light foxing. A very good set. First complete edition in English of the Divan of Hafiz. Clarke, one of the finest orientalists of the time, published this critical translation of The Divan at his own expense, in a handsome original binding. It is a bold translation of Hafez, who is without doubt Persia's finest poet and who would shape Persian writing for centuries after his death.

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         Catalogo delle edizioni romane di Antonio Blado Asolano ed eredi (1516-1593) possedute dalla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele di Roma [...possedute dalle Biblioteche Alessandrina, Angelica, Casantense, etc.] (Indice e cataloghi, Prima Serie, 14)

      Rome, Presso i principali librai (vol. 3: Libreria dello Stato; vol. 4: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato), 1891-1961. Four parts in one volume (23 cm), I-II (fasc. 1-2, 1891-1896): (4) 160 pp. Entries 1-666. III (fasc. 3, 1942): (4) pp., pp.161-311 (1). Entries 667-1372. IV (fasc. 4, 1961): xv (1) pp., pp.313-804 (2). Entries 1372-2922. Bound in collector's blue buckram (original printed wrappers bound in place). - 2922 editions are described. Part IV reviewed by Francesco Barberi, in La Bibliofilia, volume 65 (1963), pp.200-202. ¶ Fine, complete set of the original edition. Rare.

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         The silva of North America : a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico,

      Houghton, Mifflin and company 1891 - 14 volume complete set. Folios. Publisher's boards. Solid bindings. Rubbing to cover. 37 x 29 cm. 740 plates. Scattered foxing throughout. The drawings by Mr. Faxon have been engraved (v. 1-5 by Philibert and Eugene Picart)--under the direction of A. Riocreux. Contents: I. Magnoliaceae-Ilicineae.-II. Cyrillaceae-Sapindaceae.-III. Anacardiaceae-Leguminosae.-IV. Rosaceae-Saaeifragaceae.-V. Hamamelideae-Sapotaceae.-VI. Ebenaceae-Polygonaceae.-VII. Lauraceae-Juglandaceae.-VIII. Cupuliferae (Quercus)-IX. Cupuliferae-Salicaceae.-X. Liliaceae-Conferae.-XI. Coniferae (Pinus)-XII. Coniferae (Abietineaeafter Pinus).-XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceae-Rosaceae.-XIV. Supplement: Cariacaceae-Coniferae. General index. Nissen 1728, Sitwell p. 135. Charles Sprague Sargent was the first director of Harvard's Arnold Abortetum and noted dendrologist. Sarget helped create 21 million acres of national forest reserves. This work was his magnum opus and the authoritative source on North American trees. "The Silva documents the minutest, fullest details as to the characteristics in trunk, in branch, in twig, in leaf, in flower, in fruit, of every tree hitherto observed in all the length and breadth of North America in 14 volumes. The narrative by Sargent is an account of its climatical and geographic range." ???????????????????????· Mariners' Museum Library Gallery. "Unsparing in editorial and artistic talent it stands today as the most elaborate of American botanical books: costly, but abundantly paying its way, and a rarely good investment for early purchasers. For twenty-one years the "Silva" was in process of making. The publication of its beautiful folio volumes was distributed over the years 1891-1902, and the originally contemplated thirteen had grown to fourteen." Trelease, William. Biographical Memoir of Charles Sprague Sargent, National Academy of Sciences, 1928, 254 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Zambesia England's El Dorado in Africa,

      1891 - Being a Description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less-known Adjacent Territories, and an Account of the Gold Fields of British South Africa. First edition. 2 folding coloured maps, profusely illustrated. 8vo. Original illustrated cloth, gilt. vii, 480, 15 ads pp. London, King, Sell & Railton, Author's presentation copy: ?Frank Taylor Esq. With the author's compliments.? Essentially a much needed collation of all known information regarding the area that became Rhodesia and, as such, the work went through several editions. ?There is a full account of the Mashonas and Matabeles, and also of the syndicates and concessions which formed the nucleus of the British South Africa (Chartered) Company, together with extracts from periodicals giving their views respecting the granting of the charter, and short notices of the leading men connected with the enterprise? (Mendelssohn). Theal, p194; Mendelssohn I, p996. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         GOOD-BYE MY FANCY 2D ANNEX TO LEAVES OF GRASS

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.. 232 x 150 mm. (9 1/8 x 5 7/8"). 66 pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titling on upper cover (Myerson's Binding "A"). With frontispiece portrait. Front pastedown with bookplate of Cecil F. Crofton. Myerson A13; BAL 21440; Wells and Goldsmith p. 34. Corner tips and spine ends slightly rubbed, endpapers and first few leaves with very minor freckled foxing, otherwise a very fine copy, especially clean and fresh inside and out. The final book Whitman published in his lifetime, this collection of short poems and essays is the concluding portion of his lifetime work, "Leaves of Grass." In the preface, Whitman explains his hurry to get the book issued: "my eyes plainly warn me they are dimming, and my brain more and more palpably neglects or refuses, month after month, even slight tasks or revisions." Our copy is in the earliest state of the binding, and has an uncaptioned portrait plate. Former owner Cecil Crofton (né Frederick Martin, 1858-1935) was an actor known for his comic roles and a collector of English and French poetry.

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         L'argent -

      Bibliothèque Charpentier 1891 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 445 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à la Bradel avec coins. Dos lisse avec fleurs dorées, filets dorés et date au talon. Couverture conservée. Entièrement non rogné. Reliure signée CARAYON. Petite faiblesse sur la coiffe supérieure. Bel exemplaire. Rarissime. ÉDITION ORIGINALE du dix-huitième titre des Rougon-Macquart. Un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du Japon. Il a été tiré en outre 5 exemplaires sur peau de vélin, puis 250 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. On a monté en frontispice un dessin original signé de Georges de Feure: encre et gouache.Peintre symboliste, Georges de Feure (1869-1928) fut aussi affichiste, dessinateur de mobilier et décorateur de théâtre. Il a notamment illustré en 1899 La Porte des rêves de Marcel Schwob. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

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

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         Always Jolly! A Moveable Toybook.

      London; H Grevel & Co, 1886. 1891 - FIRST EDITION. Undated [1891]. Folio, unpaginated. 8 moveables in colour with facing text and each with movement tab: The Angler, The Naturalist, The Forgotten Latchkey, The Lion, The Elephant, The Portrait-Painter, The Musician and The Pianist. Printed paper-covered boards with recased with sympathetic new cloth spine. Small repair to lower edge of upper board; lower board surface soiled and lightly scuffed. Minor wear to edges. 2-inch unobtrusive closed tear to pocket edge of The Angler; a little offsetting from images to text, and a little scattered foxing and fingermarking. Some movables with minor repairs (Lion's tail etc). A bright, tight copy with complete moveables all in good working order. Condition: Very Good. An excellent example of the ingenious animated picture books of Meggendorfer, with cunningly constructed complex lever mechanisms. Scarce, particularly in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         NEW LIGHT ON DARK AFRICA: Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition, its Journeyings and Adventures Among the Native Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza

      London Ward, Lock, and Co. 1891 - First Edition in English, translated from the German by H. W. Dulcken, Ph.D. Profusely decorated with a frontispiece portrait and 32 full-page plates, over sixty illustrations in text from designs by Rudolf Hellgrewe, and a large coloured map in a pocket at the end of the volume. Large, thick, royal 8vo, bound in the publisher's original beautiful red-clay coloured cloth with lettering and pictorial decorations on the upper cover and spine in gilt, black, blue-gray and white, glossy black endpapers. xviii, 597 pp. A very bright and attractive copy, and unusually so, quite fine and fresh, the cloth especially handsome with no fading and very little evidence of use or age, the text very clean and solid, inner hinges sometime neatly reinforced matching the colour of the cloth. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK, SELDOM FOUND IN FINE CONDITION. THE VERY ELUSIVE WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION LED BY GERMANY'S COUNTERPART TO HENRY STANLEY. It presents the story of the journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, by approaching from Africa s East coast. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. Although the expedition was avowedly formed to aid in the Emin Pasha relief effort, the intent was also to extend the sphere of German influence in Uganda and Equatoria. This expedition was not sanctioned by the German government and was regarded by the British authorities as a filibustering exploit. Reaching Uganda in early 1890, Peters concluded a treaty with Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda in favour of Germany. This roused the British ire and occasioned their effort to counteract his activities, and to gain further control over both Kenya Colony and Uganda. The book is most impressively illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         New light on dark Africa: being the narrative of the German Emin Pasha expedition, its journeyings and adventures among the native tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc., on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza.

      Ward Lock London 1891 - First English edition. Royal 8vo., xviii, 597pp., frontispiece and 32 full-page plates, illustrations in text, large coloured map in pocket at end, original reddish-brown pictorial cloth gilt, a fine copy. "A German counterpart to Stanley's "In Darkest Africa", this represents Peter's journey to find Emin Pasha on the Upper Nile, but approaching from Africa's east coast . This work is wonderfully illustrated, particularly regarding the battles waged between the expedition and hostile tribes."- Czech. Peters followed Pigott in exploring the Tana river and gained notoriety by his political activities to secure influence in the interior. This roused the British, in an effort to counteract his activities, to explore both Kenya Colony and Uganda. Czech p128. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         EXHIBITION OF BOOKBINDINGS

      Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, England 1891 - large thick folio. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. xlii, (2) 132 pages followed by cxiii chromolithographed full-page plates with printed tissue guards. First and only edition of this magnificent book of bookbindings (Mejer 1261, Brenni 284, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 873). Illustrated with chromolithographs by William Griggs (1832-1911). (See Wakeman & Bridson, p.52). Introductory passages authored by Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) and Sarah Taverbain Prideaux. Includes 113 plates and a frontispiece, of which 111 are reproduced in color and many are embossed. Includes list of contributors. Breslauer (Uses of Bookbinding Literature, p. 25) notes: "In 1891 there took place the first really comprehensive loan exhibition of historical bookbindings, at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London. Almost 900 bindings, lent by the foremost British collectors, were shown and described by E. Gordon Duff and Sarah Prideaux in a large quarto catalogue which reproduced 152 of them on 113 plates, almost all in colour". As well as the excellent introductory remarks, providing a survey of the exhibition and highlighting the notable items, there are 3 appendices; the catalogue; and 3 indexes. The latter are index of binders; index of collectors and arms; and index of contributors. Rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on. Title page and list of contibutors torn. Frontispiece lacking small piece in lower left corner, but only effecting the image slightly. Else a great book. rebound in cloth with lettered portions of original front cover cloth laid on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rinconète et Cortadillo, nouvelle -

      Librairie artistique H. Launette et cie., Boudet 1891 -, Paris - 1 In-8 116 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Non rogné. Reliure signée BLANCHETIERE. Intérieur parfait. Edition ornée de belles gravures sur bois dans le texte d'après les dessins d'Atalaya dont 14 à pleine page. Excellent état Traduction et notes de Louis Viardot.TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin blanc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cranford

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London and New York 1891 - A unique copy, both a large paper edition and one with all the illustrations hand-colored. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. xxx, 297, [1] pp. We are not aware of any other copies with the Thomson illustrations having been hand-colored! The coloring was applied not just to the copious text illustrations but also the headers, decorative devices, etc. such as there are. The colors used are strong and deep, in keeping with the literalness and sentimentality of Thomson's illustrations, and the colors are enriched further with a generous application of gilt. The coloring transforms the engravings into pictures that come off as original artwork applied directly to the page, and bring a visual excitement to Gaskell's charming classic. The binding was executed by The French Binders of Garden City, New York. Condition: the morocco is rubbed along the spine bands, has a few soil marks and scratches, and is sunned on the spine. The interior is completely clean. The tissue guards are loose, as they have always been. These were not issued with the novel, we believe, but were inserted by the colorist. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         UP THE NILE "Photographie Artistique". Silvergilt medal, from the International exposition of photography, Paris 1892.

      Cairo, G. Lekegian & c. Photographers and editors, 1891. - Album in folio à l'italienne en percaline fauve (20 X 12 cm), 1er plat illustré d'un beau décor en noir, 95 photographies en N/B, légendées (4 par page), Testimonial from the Royal geographic society, vol. XIII, n°11 Novembrer 1891. Excellente condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Strand Magazine

      George Newnes 1891 - Period - July to December 1891 Volume II and January - June 1892 Volume III Description - First Editions - Voloume II in full leather binding and Volume III in its original cloth Price [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         LEURA 1891-1991:

      - A centenary broadsheet commemorating the founding of Leura Village, set in 18 pt Bembo and printed in several colours on Magnani Incisioni, illustrated with six wood engravings, with central five-colour linocut of a Waratah, by Mike Hudson; 70 x 50 cm; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 1991. Number 45 of 50 copies, signed and dated by Mike Hudson. *A brief history of the early years of this Blue Mountains settlement, with six wood engravings illustrating aspects of events significant to its development. Together with announcement and prospectus.

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         THE LOST QUIPUS: A HISTORY

      Eden, Remington & Co., London 1891 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-274 [275: ad] [276: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. W. Carey, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in brown. First edition. "An ancient talisman (beads) lead to the discovery of the last remnant of the Children of the Sun, sequestered in a magnificent city in the Andes. Author has gone to some length in lending this tale historical verity . Rare and obscure title." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #316. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, several faint damp stains on front cover, inner front hinge a bit tender, still a very good copy. (#147318) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Angel Guerra

      Administración de La Guirnalda y Episodios Nacionales, Madrid 1891 - Holandesa época con nervios dorados 371-391-390 pags. 1ª edición. 3 volúmenes. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Pequeño sello de librería [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Russisch-türkische Krieg 1877 - 1878 in Europa.

      Wien, Konegen, 1891 - 1893. - 50 separate meist gefalt. lithograph. Karten und Pläne. Erste Ausgabe dieser klassischen und mit Kartenmaterial reich ausgestatteten Monographie über den Russisch-Türkischen Krieges. - Der russisch-osmanische Krieg von 1877/78 beendete die 500-jährige türkische Herrschaft über Bulgarien und führte zur Schaffung des Königreichs Bulgarien. Er wird deshalb in Bulgarien als Befreiungskrieg von 1877/78 bezeichnet und begründete die traditionelle Freundschaft zwischen den beiden slawischen Völkern der Bulgaren und Russen. - "In letzter Hinsicht kann das vorliegende Werk als ein Unterrichts-Mittel für Strategie, Taktik und alle sonstigen Zweige der Kriegs-Wissenschaft angesehen werden" (Vorwort). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Gr.-8°. OHLdr. (beschabt und etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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