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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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        CRANFORD

      1891. 1. (THOMSON,HUGH)illus. CRANFORD by Mrs. Gaskell, preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Lond: Mac. 1891. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), bound by Howell in Liverpool in full red morocco (leather), triple gilt rules and fleurons in corners, spine panels decorated in gold, top edge gilt, joints worn but sound, else near Fine. 1st ed., A LARGE PAPER COPY, illustrated by Thomson with numerous beautiful black and whites.

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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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        The Little Minister

      Cassell & Co London: Cassell & Co, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown cloth in custom half brown morocco and cloth fall-down box, each volume in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 8vo, 19 x 13 cm. First book form edition. First published serially in "Good Words" magazine the same year, 1891. Considered Barrie's best work, one of several of his novels based in the fictional town of Thrums, modeled after Barrie's home village of Kirriemuir. Sixteen pages of adverts in volume I. Spines lettered in gilt, modest edge wear. Very attractive presentation in a custom box.

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        Arbeiter-Wuhnungen: Einzelhauser fur eine Familie und Doppelhauser fur zwei und vier Familien in farbiger Darstellung Privat-und Gemeindebauten. [Private and Community Buildings]. Serie IV

      Konrad Wittwer Berlin: Konrad Wittwer, 1891. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter brown morocco and board portfolio, spine stamped in gilt, three sets of cloth ties. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. No text. Folio, 41 x 31 cm. Sixty color lithograph plates printed recto only with black and white plans for each design -- one family, duplex and fourplex structures. -- luminous, quality lithographs in subtle tones. Kanter & Mohr, Buchhandling fur Architektur und Kunstgewerge label (Distributors) at title page and front cover, skillfully placed. OCLC notes two copies only. Plates clean and bright, slight front cover toning.

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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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        [The Cambridge Shakespeare]. The Works of Shakespeare

      1891. A Finely Bound Set of ShakespeareSHAKESPEARE, William. WRIGHT, William Aldis (editor). [The Cambridge Shakespeare]. The Works of Shakespeare. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1891. Third edition (revised) of the Cambridge Shakespeare. Nine octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 213 x 144 mm.).Handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed on the verso of the front-free endpaper) ca. 1950, in three-quarter dark-green crushed levant morocco ruled in gilt, over green cloth boards. Spines panelled and lettered in gilt with four different gilt center tools, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine and immaculate set.“The Works of William Shakespeare (1863-6), edited by William George Clark, with at first W. Aldis Wright and later John Glover as collaborators, was published in nine volumes by Macmillan, but printed at the University Press, so that it became known as the Cambridge Shakespeare. This important edition was based on a ‘thorough collation of the four Folios and of all the Quarto editions of the separate plays, and of subsequent editions and commentaries’ (preface), so that in textual matters it constitutes a virtual variorum. Prefaces provide accounts of the early textual history of each of the works, and the volumes include the texts of first quartos of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the quartos relating to Henry V, The First Part of the Contention (2 Henry VI), and Richard Duke of York (3 Henry VI). Clark and Wright used the Cambridge edition as the basis for the influential one-volume Globe Shakespeare. Both the Cambridge and the Globe editions were revised in 1891” (The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare).

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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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        Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten. Inscribed by the author

      Deuticke Leipzig & Vienna: Deuticke, 1891. No Dust Jacket. Exner, Sigmund (1846-1926). Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten. 8vo. viii, 206pp. Microphotographic frontispiece, 7 chromolithographed plates, text figures. Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1891. Blue cloth c. 1891, spine faded. 249 x 170 mm. Very good copy, inscribed by the author on the title: "Dem Freunde u. Collegen J. Gad mit schonnen Grussen, d. Verf." First Edition. Exner's work contains the classic formulation of the mosaic theory of insect vision; his conclusions dominated the field for over seventy years. "Few if any works have ever made more impression on the subsequent 75 years of a special topic than Exner's Die physiologie der facettierten Augen von Krebsen und Insecten (Smith, Mittler & Smith, eds., History of Entomology, p. 195). Exner, professor of physiology at the University of Vienna, identified the superficial tangential fibers of the molecular layer of the cerebral cortex ("Exner's plexus"; see G-M 1413); he also was the first to say that there are specialized micro-circuits in the periphery of our vision for detecting movement. The frontispiece of the present work is a microphotograph of a retinal image in the eye of Lampyris spldl. (a species of glow-worm). BM (Nat. hist.) VI, p. 310. Smith, Mittler & Smith, pp. 195, 212.

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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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