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        Life on the Mississippi

      624 pages with frontispiece and over 300 black and white illustrations. Royal Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") Issued in the original brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial on spine and black and gilt lettering with pictorial on cover. All edges in gilt. Lacks the illustration of Twain's head in flames on page 441, but contains "St Louis Hotel", not the corrected "St Charles Hotel" on page 443. (BAL 34II) Mixed state of the first American edition.Twain once remarked that he considered this book his masterpiece, the book that would outlive his other works and endure as a classic. Of course, Twain once defined a classic as a book everybody talks about but nobody ever reads. At first glance it seems to be a travel book, but it is really a highly readable discursive autobiographical account of Twain's boyhood and his region, and of a culture that radically changed since he left home 30 years earlier. It makes good reading as background for Huck Finn. The only thing that is known of the printing history is what Twain wrote in 1891: that 50,000 copies were printed and bound, but only 32,000 sold. Implication is that the unsold copies were reissued by Charles L Webster between 1884 and 1891 when he took over Osgood's stock. Copies are found with Osgood's sheets and Webster cancel title-page, in Webster bindings, dated 1888 and 1891. As a subscription book, this book was similar in size to the hefty tomes of the American Publishing Company, but the handsome pictorial brown cloth binding ranks with the binding of Huck Fin as one of the best on a Twain first edition. It could be ordered with gilt edges, in full sheep, three-quarter morocco, and three-quarter calf. Condition:Recased with new end papers else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Good-Bye My Fancy: 2nd Annex to Leaves of Grass

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. Signed by Walt Whitman below frontispiece photograph. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep and inked name and date on 2nd ffep, slight character soiling to fep and ffep, else textblock immaculate and tight. Light shelf wear to the original binding, light fraying to corners, edges, and head and foot of spine, bumped corners, else binding very clean and tight. This is Whitman's last book prior to his death in 1892. 66p; Myerson a13; BAL 21440. . Signed By Author. First Edition/First State. Gilt Embossed Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Frontispeice Photograph. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891-92. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to spine tips, spine a little dull. Near Fine. Original green cloth, uncut, top edge gilt. Portrait of Whitman inserted at page 29. BAL 21441: Printing 2, Binding C. "Deathbed" Edition, Whitman's final arrangement of his work. This printing, notes Winship, incorporates changes made to the text that Printing 1 does not. Catalogue description laid down to front pastedown. Owner name of Frederick Fraley on front endpaper. Old, neat, minor repair to front hinge.

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        The White Company

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1891. In three volumes. 3 volumes, crown octavo. Original red-brown cloth, front covers with black rule and bands at head and tail and titled black, spines with bands and rules in black and lettered gilt, grey floral endpapers. Housed in a burgundy cloth slipcase with ribbon made by The Chelsea Bindery. Sporadic occurrences of scattered light foxing, vol. II's spine lightly vertically creased, still a very good copy, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition in book form, one of 750 copies issued of Doyle's medieval romance, "a remarkable piece of research on fourteenth-century English mercenary warfare in France and Spain" (ODNB).

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        ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      London: George Newnes, 1891. Doyle, A(rthur) Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. London: George Newnes, 1892. FIRST EDITION, first issue (without the words "Southampton Street" on the front cover street sign). A VERY FINE COPY for this title, remarkably bright with its cloth unrubbed and its gilt virtually unblemished, in original publisher's light blue cloth over beveled boards, spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black, all edges gilt. The free endpapers are just lightly browned. With all one-hundred-and-four of Sidney Paget's famous illustrations. The notoriously fragile inner hinges show only the slightest separation of paper with no cracking or breaking. Although Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the initially unheralded novels A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of Four, it was the wildly enthusiastic reception of this volume which, once and for all, made famous the most enduring fictional character of the Victorian era. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES contains the first twelve of the fifty-six Sherlock Holmes stories eventually collected, including several of his most famous: "A Scandal In Bohemia," "The Five Orange Pips," The Man With The Twisted Lip," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." This is a CONDITION-CENSUS COPY; in 25 years, we've seen only two other examples in equally brilliant condition. Green & Gibson A10a. Housed in a wine-red vintage quarter-morocco slipcase. [TOGETHER WITH:] Doyle, A(rthur) Conan. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1894. First Edition. AN EXCEEDINGLY FINE and remarkably bright copy in original publisher's dark blue cloth over beveled boards, spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black, all edges gilt. There is only the slightest touch of rub to the extremities, the free endpapers are just lightly browned, inner hinges expertly and invisibly restored to perfection, some minimal foxing. The ninety illustrations by Sidney Paget include the famous frontispiece: "The Death Of Sherlock Holmes. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES contain Doyle's second set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short-stories, including "The Final Problem" which introduces Holmes' arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty. We've seen countless copies of this title in poor to average condition. This is about as good as it gets. Green & Gibson A10a. Housed in a wine-red vintage quarter-morocco slipcase. A perfectly matched set. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Sidney Paget.

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        [THE WORKS.]

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1891. 178 x 121 mm (7 x 4 3/4"). Seven volumes. FINE HONEY BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed with the bindery name and "18 C - S 98" on rear turn-in of each volume), raised bands, spines in extremely attractive gilt compartments featuring dense gouge work in the shape of stemmed hearts, along with open circles and circlets, turn-ins ruled in gilt with cornerpieces incorporating heart and tulip tools, all edges gilt (and with stippled gauffering). Frontispiece portrait of Lamb in volume V. Tidcombe 390 (for the binding). Joints of first volume a little worn at juncture of raised bands, extremely slight wear to joints and extremities of other volumes, spines uniformly sunned to a very pleasing lighter brown (minor irregular fading to small areas on the covers), but still A MOST ATTRACTIVE SET, the beautifully designed bindings solid and with no significant wear, and pristine internally. This very appealing set is probably #390 in Marianne Tidcombe's "The Doves Bindery," executed using the Doves workshop Pattern 554a. Tidcombe describes two sets bound to this pattern, one in brown (presumably this set) and one in green, both sold (for £20 each) to Scribner's late in 1898 or early in 1899. (For more on the Doves Bindery, see previous entry.) Works in this set are "The Essays of Elia," "Poems, Plays and Miscellaneous Essays," "Mrs. Leicester's School and Other Writings in Prose and Verse," "Tales from Shakespeare," "The Letters" (in two volumes), and A. Ainger's memoir, "Charles Lamb." Lamb is chiefly remembered as "the prince of English essayists." According to Day, Lamb contributed to the essay form by concentrating on feeling, rather than thought, by projecting a fuller sense of self into the work, and by imbuing his text with a poetic or lyrical quality. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was educated at Christ's Hospital, where he formed a lasting relationship with Coleridge. At 17 he joined the East India House, where he worked from 1792-1825. In 1796, Lamb's sister Mary (1764-1847) stabbed and killed their mother with scissors in a fit of insanity. Charles took on her care as well as serving as sole support for a dying aunt and a prematurely senile father. For the two years preceding this catastrophe, Lamb himself had experienced a period of derangement in his early twenties that haunted him the rest of his life. Nonetheless, Lamb and his sister were devoted to one another and lived long and productive lives, publishing together the wildly popular "Tales from Shakespeare" (1807) and "Mrs. Leicester's School" (1809). Sets as large as seven volumes that were bound at the Doves Bindery have a special appeal because they constitute an obviously greater expanse of lovely leather on the shelf and because such sets exist only in quite small numbers.

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        Contribute to The STRAND Magazine. Edited by George Newnes

      London: January 1891 - December 1912., 1891. A straight run of 44 volumes, from vol.I to XLIV. Include the first publication of several novels and stories such as Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles and other Sherlock Holmes adventures, The Prince and Betty and other stories by Wodehouse, also 'Sapper', Verne, Wells, and many many others. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and black pictorial uppers. Variously shaken and rubbed but generally sound and bright. A wonderful set containing the original forms of the stories, with illustrations, in addition to the usual ephemera found in the Strand, articles, adverts, etc.

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        Contribute to The STRAND Magazine. COMPLETE RUN OF 100 BOUND VOLS. Edited by George Newnes

      London: 1891 - 1941., 1891. All uniformy bound in publisher's half burgundy morocco, gilt. The complete run of 100 volumes, from vol. I to C; although the Strand soldiered on for another few years in digest form, those smaller sized volumes were never bound up in the bi-annual editions. Exceptionally scarce complete. Includes the first publication of several major novels such as Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, Churchil's My African Journey, Christie's The Labours of Hercules, Wells' First Men In the Moon, etc., all fully illustrated. As this set was bound over a 50 year period there is a little deviation in style of tooling and some leathers are slightly darker or lighter. Some minor rubbing and marking else fine. A remarkable and likely unique set. A wonderful set containing the original forms of the stories, with illustrations, in addition to the usual ephemera found in the Strand, articles, adverts, etc. The stellar cast of authors incudes Sapper, E.Nesbit, Jaques Futrelle, D.H.Lawrence, C.S.Forester, G.K.Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, J.B.Priestley, Dorothy L.Sayers, H.Rider Haggard, T.E.Lawrence, Ivan Turgeniev, Arthur Morrison, Richard Marsh, James Hiton, Edgar Wallace, Carter Dickson, Margery Allingham, Grant Allen and Charlie Chaplin.

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

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

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        Philosophie der Arithmetik. Psychologische und logische Untersuchungen. Erster Band (alles).

      Halle-Saale, C.E.M. Pfeffer (Robert Stricker), 1891. 8vo. Nice contemporary red half cloth with gilt title and gilt lines to spine. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. XVI, 324 (last p. errata) pp.. The very rare first edition of Husserl's first major work, "The Philosophy of Arithmetic".Initially a student of mathematics, Husserl began attending Brentano's lectures on psychology and philosophy in Vienna and decided to devote himself primarily to philosophy. In 1887 he wrote "Über den Begriff der Zahl", on which his first proper scientific work which appeared four years later is based. In his "Philosophy of Arithmetic" he wishes to provide a sound foundation for mathematics by combining it with philosophy and psychology, here analyzing the psychological processes necessary for the concept of number, -a variant of the psychologism, he later came to criticize so severely. The book was met with instant positivity and received much warm praise, though one person criticized it to bits: Gottlob Frege. Frege who was one of the sharpest and most important logicians of the 19th century had shown that the sentences of arithmetic were analytical, and that arithmetic could be regarded as a branch of logic. He thus built the foundation of mathematical logistics. In spite of him being the chief logician of the 19th century, Frege was barely recognized in his lifetime, and he was barely read by his contemporaries. Husserl, however, did study him intensively, and we know for a fact that he knew all of Frege's works (at least until the year 1893), and it is likely that it was Frege who had inspired his interest in the relationship between the formalities of arithmetic and of logic. In this early work Husserl sharply attacks Frege and his anti-psychologism, and he sets out to define the natural numbers by counting with the methods of descriptive psychology (primarily Brentano's). It is to be noted, however, that the form of psychologism of logic and mathematics which he so sharply attacks in his logical investigations differs somewhat from the sort presented in his early work.The "Philosophy of Arithmetic" is also hugely interesting in the attempt to determine the philosophical development of the greatest philosopher of the very late 19th-20th century. He himself states that already before the work was published, he had changed his mind, and he had actually been in doubt as to psychologism from the very beginning. As opposed to what is frequently stated, Frege's attacks on Husserl's work is not fully justified, which Frege probably also recognized himself. Husserl actually does distinguish between subjective representation and objective representation, and objectivism is clearly stated in the "Philosophy of Arithmetic". Thus Husserl here actually, independent of Frege, reaches the same theory of sense and reference as him, and Frege also recognized this. Frege's attacks were probably to a large extent aimed at the current ideas of the foundations of arithmetics at the Berlin School of Weierstrass, but these differed from Husserl's point of view in a number of ways.Still, Husserl's notion of logic and mathematics must not be confused with Frege's; -for Frege Arithmetic can be derived from logic; for Husserl mathematics is the ontological correlate of logic, but the two cannot be reduced to one another. Husserl is now famous as the father of phenomenology, and he decisively influenced the likes of Heidegger, Sertre, Carnap, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida etc. etc

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        Mémoires de Madame de Staal (Mademoiselle Delaunay).

      Paris: L.Conquet 1891. With illustr. by C. Delort. XXVIII + 392 pp. Limited to 600 copies. Bound with orig. wrappers and all edges gilt in nice full light aubergine-coloured leather, spine richly gilt, goldlines on boards and large inner ornamental border. The binding signed Wendling.. Copy no. 31 of 200 on papier du Japon et vélin Marais. With an extra suite of the illustrations in the text

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        The flowers of japan and the art of floral arrangement [..] with illustrations by japanese artists. tokio, by the hakubunsha ginza, 1891.

      In-4° grande (cm. 35,6), brossura editoriale figurata a colori (lievi sciupii); pp. XII, 136, [2] con 14 tavole illustrative f.t. dipinte a mano, 40 tavole illustrative f.t. in nero, 26 illustrazioni n.t. in ottimo stato. Prima edizione di questo capolavoro che introdusse l'arte floreale giapponese in Occidente. L'architetto britannico Josiah Conder (1852-1920) lavorava e insegnava in Tokyo nell'era illuminata Meiji. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Across East African Glaciers. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro.

      London: George Philip and Son, 1891.. First English edition. Large 8vo. xx, 404 pp. Recent tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, blindstamped and gilt rules, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to other panels, pale red edges. Chromolithograph frontispiece, twelve black and white lithographed plates, eight mounted photographs and three maps. Some trivial spotting towards front and rear of the volume, dark tinge to the edge of some of the plate leaves (not affecting the images), a very good copy. The work describes Hans Meyer's second and successful attempt to reach the highest of Kilimanjaro's three peaks, Kibo, in 1889. He had fallen short on a previous attempt two years earlier. Meyer, along with the Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, were the first Europeans known to have attained the summit.

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        The Bermuda Pocket Almanack Guide and Directory

      Printed by Gregory V. Lee, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1891. 272pp + iv. Very fine in original repaired blue card covers. Rare.

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        Records of the Family of Metcalfe, formerly of Nappa in Wensleydale.

      London: Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1891 limited edition number 47/50 copies.. 8vo. lvi, 355pp, title-page device, multi-folding pedigree. Later half green calf gilt, raised bands, decorated compartments, spine lettered direct, matching green cloth sides, aeg. Very light spotting to ht; a very few inked amendments and corrections to preface in a small neat hand. * From the library of the distinguished Yorkshire author Marie Hartley with her initials to front-free-endpaper. Of legendary rarity; this is the first copy we have seen in 30 years of bookselling. ** Thomson p. 117. Not in BL.

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        Zur Auffasung der Aphasien

      Franz Deuticke Leipzig: Franz Deuticke, 1891. No Dust Jacket. Freud's Rare First Book Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939). Zur Auffasung der Aphasien. 8vo. [4] 107 [1]pp. Leipzig & Vienna: Deuticke, 1891. Modern cloth. Light browning, small ink & perforated library stamps on title, but very good. Library bookplate. First Edition. Freud's treatise on aphasia, his first book, was little known or appreciated by contemporary neurologists, but Freud always regarded it as the most significant of his neurological writings. Freud was the first to criticize the foundations of the Wernicke-Lichtheim theory of aphasia, which held that losses of function in aphasia were caused by lesions to anatomically circumscribed centers corresponding to the various functions in language. Freud demonstrated that this concept led to localization schemes of labyrinthine complexity and did not fit with specific case studies; it was thus necessary to assume that the cerebral areas involved in language were less circumscribed. Grinstein 2. Norman F15.

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        [North Western India, Kashmir and Environs].

      [1891-5].. Oblong folio, measuring 39 x 53 cm. Original black full morocco, spine rebacked, single gilt rules to edges of boards, all edges gilt. 116 albumen photographs of India, various sizes: 84 are full plate (c. 21 x 25 cm); the remainder smaller, including 11 of polo (15 x 20 cm), three panoramic studies of Himalayan Kashmir by Bourne (10 x 19 cm), and three panoramic group portraits with the Maharajah of Dhar. There are an additional 36 photographs collected on the voyage out in 1890 and the return voyage home in 1895: souvenirs of Gibraltar, Pompei, Egypt and Strasbourg. All images have ink captions and are usually dated, often mounted on the recto and verso of 32 card sheets. The tones vary but are generally dark sepia with minor yellowing, with some cracking, tears or fading to roughly 20 images. An unusually large and varied collection assembled by a military veterinarian with the 1st Squadron of the 18th Hussars. The photographs include: views of cantonments, studies of thoroughbred horses, group portraits of colleagues and officers, the polo team, Mess trophies, a "Panther I shot 4 miles from Mhow" and other game, servants and bungalow, "Remains of a murdered sweeper boy", the Elephant Battery, the Bazaar during the Mohurran festival at Mhow, the Indore State railway, a visit to the Maharajah of Dhar, several Regimental camps and march pasts at Ambala and Aligarh, a group portrait of the School of Musketry, Deolali, studies of Native Infantry, Meerut Grand Review in front of Lord Roberts and a group showing the Simla Veterinary School. The professionally taken photographs include: views of Kashmir by Samuel Bourne; views of Lahore by William Burke; studies of Delhi including four of the Kitab Minar; images of military groups by Townsend; several images attributed to the important pioneering Indian photographer Raja Deen Dayal - namely views of Mhow and environs such as the waterfalls at Takel Pani, near Indore, the Maharajah's Palace in Indore and 3 group portraits with the Maharajah and Aligarh Camp and Staff.

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