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        La Cucina classica. Studi pratici ragionati e dimostrativi della Scuola Francese applicata in servizio alla Russa per Urbano Dubois ed Emilio Bernard capi di cucina della Casa Reale di Prussia. Opera illustrata con 64 tavole incise in rame comprendente nel suo complesso tutte le prescrizioni culinarie secondo l'ordine ed i principi della grande cucina. Prima traduzione pubblicata nell'idioma italiano . Seconda edizione per cura ed a spese della Società dei Cuochi Milanesi sulla sesta edizione originale.

      Milano, a spese della Società dei Cuochi Milanesi, 1892. Due volumi in 4to grande (cm. 29); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 4 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; pp. LVI, 303, (1); 363, (3). Numerate 62 tavole, ma in realtà 64, incise in rame. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        Horn measurements and weights of the great game of the world: being a record for the use of sportsmen and naturalists.

      London At "The Jungle" 1892 - First edition. 8vo., viii, 264pp., 2 pages ads at end, errata slip, numerous illustrations, some full-page, original zebra pattern cloth gilt, light wear, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Book of Strife in the form of The Diary of an Old Soul. New Edition.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., and New York, 1892 - Duodecimo (167 x 79 mm). Contemporary olive morocco by Hatchards of Piccadilly, spine gilt on compartments with titles direct and fleuron tools, gilt rolled border to sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extremities rubbed, covers tanned, front joint just starting at ends, hinges repaired, an attractive copy in very good condition. Pencil annotations to the text throughout. The autograph book of Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), signed by the author and a near-comprehensive array of her Bloomsbury, bohemian, and aristocratic acquaintances. This is a new edition of George Macdonald's Book of Strife in the form of The Diary of an Old Soul (1880). It prints Macdonald's 366-verse poem on the rectos only, and was produced so that people could sign their names facing the verse representing their birthday. The printed Dedication is a poem by Macdonald explaining this: "Sweet friends, receive my offering. You will find / Against each worded page a white page set: - / This is the mirror of each friendly mind / Reflecting that. In this book we are met. / Make it, dear hearts, of worth to you indeed: - / Let your white page be ground, my print be seed, / Growing to golden ears, that faith and hope shall feed." The author has signed the dedication in this copy, and dated his signature to 1895. This copy derives directly from the Morrell estate by descent. We cannot say whether the book was hers when Macdonald signed it, though it is possible. The majority of the signatures attest to Ottoline's use of it as an autograph book through the Garsington glory days of the late 1910s and 20s, and into the 30s. However there are some early signatures of people who died before the First World War, such as Henrietta S. B. L'Estrange (1816-1904) and Hannah Pearsall Smith (née Whitall, 1832-1911, a prominent Women's Suffragist who became the mother-in-law of Bertrand Russell through her daughter Alys - the Bloomsbury writer Logan was her son). This copy must have been more to Morrell than a festschrift or visitor's book, for there is evidence that she travelled with it: on his 27 January birthday appears the signature of none other than Kaiser Wilhelm II, whom she met in his post-war exile in Holland while visiting her cousin Count Goddard Bentinck in 1932. As well as those mentioned above, the signatures include (but are by no means limited to): Herbert Asquith, Earl of Oxford (1852-1928, prime minister), Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) and his wife Florence Khan (1878-1951, actress), Elizabeth Bibesco (1897-1945, writer, socialite and daughter of Herbert Asquith), Augustine Birrell (1850-1933, Liberal politician and essayist), Mary (1900-1957) and her husband Edmund Blunden (1896-1974, poet), Maurice Bowra (1898-1971, classicist and critic), David Cecil (1902-1986, writer), Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), Padraic Colum (1881-1972, writer) and his wife Mary (1884-1957, literary critic), T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), John Galsworthy (1867-1933), Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902-1973, garden writer), Mark Gertler (1891-1939, Bloomsbury painter), Duncan Grant (1885-1978, signed twice), Florence Hardy (1879-1937, children's author and second wife of Thomas Hardy), L. P. Hartley (1895-1972), Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962, poet), Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Sigurd von Islemann (1884-1952, Kaiser Wilhelm's right-hand man in exile, and diarist), Augustus John (1878-1961, signed twice), Crompton Llewelyn Davies (1868-1935, uncle to the Peter Pan brothers), Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson (1862-1932, Cambridge political scientist and philosopher), Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952, literary critic), William Maclagan (1826-1910, Archbishop of York) and his son Eric (1879-1951, art historian and director of the V&A), Aristide Maillol (1861-1944, French artist), Violet Manners, Marchioness of Granby (1856-1937, artist and aristocrat, mother of Diana Cooper), Walter de la Mare (1873-1956), Leonide Massine (1896-1979, Ballet Russes dancer and choreographer), Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978, poet), T. F. Pow [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L’innocente

      F. Bideri, 1892. 8vo grande (cm. 27,7), 6 cc.nn., 372 pp., 2 cc.nn. Ottima legatura ‘900 in mz. pelle con angoli. Nervi, fili e titolo impresso in oro al dorso. Piatti in tela verde. Alcune tenui piccole macchie su 9 carte, altrimenti eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare a grandissimi margini della tiratura fuori commercio della prima edizione fatta stampare dall’Autore per i suoi amici del giornale ‘Il Tempo’. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon 14. Auflage, 16 Bände, 1892-1895, Schönemann

      F.A. Brockhaus 1892-1895, Leipzig, Berlin & Wien - Prachtausgabe von F. Schönemann, Berlin. Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte (14.) vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. 16 Bände (A-Z komplett). Erstausgabe dieser Auflage. Schön gestaltete Lederrücken - Nahansicht auf Bild 2 - mit geprägten Ornamenten & Goldverzierungen. Format ca. 25,5 x 18 cm. Wie auch den ersten sechs Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Buchrücken kaum berieben, die Goldprägungen noch kräftig glänzend, die Kanten einwandfrei & ohne Einrisse, einige der Rücken etwas aufgehellt. Die Buchdeckel sind sehr gut erhalten, einschließlich der Deckelkanten ohne erwähnenswerte Bereibung. Buchecken bestoßen; Außengelenke mit Bereibung, bei zwei Bänden dort Einrisse (2 bis 4 cm, der größte 7 cm; alle in der Rückenansicht nicht zu sehen). Innen sauber & ohne unangenehmem Geruch. Keine fehlenden Seiten, eine Seite ein Stück eingerissen (Text nicht betroffen). Abbildungen tadellos, keine der sonst so häufigen Beschädigungen. In zwei Bänden ist je eine Abbildung & Doppelseite lose, in einem Band eine Tafel; Bindung jedoch noch intakt. Unterschiedlich fleckig; die meisten Bände ohne Fleckigkeit, sieben Bände auf den vorderen Seiten fleckig & bei zwei Bänden durchgehend immer mal ein Fleck; alles jedoch nicht störend. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
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        The Sign of the Four.

      London: George Newnes, 1892.. [Detective Fiction]. SECOND EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[4] 283 [1]. With a lithographic frontispiece by Charles Kerr. In publisher's original red cloth boards, re-backed to style with original spine cloth pasted over. Gilt titles and black border decoration to spine and upper board. Dark brown endpapers supplied. Reading lean, with moderate outer wear and a water stain to the top edge of the upper board. Good. The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924).

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles

      Harper & Brothers 1892 - 421 pp. +2 ads. Publisher's brick red cloth stamped with gilt titles and black shamrock motif. Illustrated frontis and ten plates. First American edition. The first American edition was published in January, 1892, and censored many events in the original British text that dealt with more mature themes. This text would later be restored in the second American edition. Very Good. Lean to spine, light rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends, faint cup ring to front cover. Appears to be lacking the headband, tail band. Previous owner name on front free end paper and title page. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        PETER; A CAT O' ONE TAIL. HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURES.

      Pall Mall Gazette, London 1892 - (Wain, Louis) illus. PETER; A CAT O' ONE TAIL. HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURES. Illustrated by Louis Wain (Peter's Proprietor). Written by Charles Morley (A Pal of Peter's). London: Pall Mall Gazette, 1892. First edition. 4to - 7-3/16" x 9-11/16". Orange-colored pictorial paper wrappers with mild soiling and two short closed tears, one approximately 3/8" in length and one approximately 5/8" in length. Eighty-eight pages plus ten pages of advertisements, illustrated throughout by Louis Wain in his early, pre-anthropomophic style. Peter, a large black and white cat, was Louis and wife Emily Wain's family pet. Louis Wain wrote of Peter, "To him properly belongs the foundation of my career, the developments of my initial efforts, and the establishing of my work." Peter can be recognized in many of Wain's early published works. Internally, the book is in very good condition with scattered finger marks and areas of light soiling. There are also several pages with what appear to be a spot of damp staining on the extreme outside edge of the text block. The largest of these stains measure approximately 1/4" x 1/2" The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 421 pp. First American edition. The first American edition was published in January, 1892, and censored many events in the original British text that dealt with more mature themes. This text would later be restored in the second American edition. In Very Good condition. Edge wear to cloth with exposure at corners and top edge of rear board. Faint bumping to top edge of top board. Spot of wear to spine cloth. Hinge at rear started. Pages lightly toned. A lovely copy.

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        Hier Carl May) Der Schut. Reiseerlebnisse.

      Freiburg (Fehsenfeld), (1892). - 645 (1) S. rotes OLn mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und dem Beerenvorsatzpapier. Rücken stärker berieben und mit Faltspuren, Kanten angeplatzt, schief gelesen, Deckel berieben und fleckig, Gelenke gelockert, eine Seite mit Folie repariert, eine Lage lose, sonst nur leicht gelockert und fingerspurig. Insgesamt in Anbetracht der enormen Seltenheit noch ordentlich. = Gesammelte Reiseromane, Band VI. Dass es sich bei den roten Leinenbänden um eine originale Verlagsaustattung Fehsenfelds handelt, hat C. Blau in den KMG No 106 trefflich ausgeführt. Durch eine von ihm veranstaltete Umfrage konnte die Existenz von "28 Exemplaren der roten Fehsenfeld-Bände gesichert" werden, die sich auf 15 Titel verteilen. Die hier vorliegende Auflage befindet sich dabei. Von musealer Seltenheit. Plaul 238.1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin (Alexander Zimmeck)]
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        REALI BASILICHE PALATINE PUGLIESI RELAZIONE DEL REGIO COMMISSARIO STRAORDINARIO SULLA MISSIONE COMPIUTA DAL 2 GIUGNO 1889 AL 31 DICEMBRE 1891

      TIPOGRAFIA DELLA CAMERA DEI DEPUTATI, ROMA 1892 - ITALIANO Morbida brossura con aloni di scurimento alla copertina ed alla quarta. Estremità del dorso consumate; dorso scurito. Lievi macchie di umidità al frontespizio. Segni a matita in alcune pagine. Tavola ripiegata all'interno, a pagina 285. Pagine nitide, scorrevoli. Su alcune pagine risultano incollati dei segnalibri. Taglio di piede con impurità. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        [The Works.]

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat,, 1892. 30 volumes, octavo (217 x 145 mm). Near-contemporary green half morocco, spines lettered in gilt with gilt ornaments to compartments within raised bands, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispieces and plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. Title pages printed in red and black. Spines very slightly darkened, slight marking to some covers, frontispiece tissue-guard of vol. 1 detached, very occasional slight blemishes to contents, vol. 24 with extensive pencil and ink annotations to 2 front free endpapers. An excellent set. Limited edition, number 63 of 500 sets printed on Holland paper, translated into English by Alexandre Baillot and with two volumes of biography by Alfred Barbou (1846-1907).

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        Sveriges Allmänna Konstförenings

      1892 - Pubblicazione d'arte svedese dell'Ottocento e Novecento, rinomata serie di album monografici, pubblicati a partire dal 1892, che presentano gli artisti svedesi e le opere d'arte più importanti e influenti. Edizione originale svedese, magnifica collezione di oltre un secolo di monografie artistiche, rilegate in grandi volumi in piena tela, in ottimo stato. La raccolta comprende il periodo tra il 1892 e il 1983, con alcune discontinuità indicate sotto. Volumi di pregio, con ricchissimo apparato grafico e numerose tavole illustr. fuori testo. 66 volumi in 4to. mm. 325x260/284x200/250x225. Legatura in piena tela. Titoli dorati al dorso. Tavole f.t. e illustr. n.t. In ottimo stato, con minime tracce del tempo o d'uso. Mancano gli album n. 11, 28, 32, 33, 47, 64, da 88 a 91. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of Practicioners and Students of Medicine

      New York: . Appleton and Company, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state (with corrected spelling "Gorgias" on vi). xvii, 1079pp. with 14 pages of ads dated October 1892. Green pebbled cloth rebacked with spine relaid, letterd in gilt. Very Good. Cloth rubbed and worn along edges, a few small stains on edges, two small stains on paste downs and gift inscription on paste down but otherwise internally clean and in nice shape. A sturdily-bound survival of the influential medical textbook, which has gone through many editions since.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La vie littéraire, quatrième série

      - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1892, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione di carta corrente. Associazione a bradel pieno calico marrone, dorso liscio molto leggermente dorata con un motivo floreale in oro, doppia data di fili d'oro e la coda, come parte di zigrino nero, copertine conservato con piccoli restauri marginali, un angolo superiore leggermente smussati , contemporaneo vincolante. L'ultima guardia è leggermente rugosa. Prezioso autografo firmato dall'autore al suo amico Marcel Schwob. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline marron, dos lisse très légèrement bruni orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, couvertures conservées comportant de petites restaurations marginales, un coin supérieur légèrement émoussé, reliure de l'époque. La dernière garde est marginalement froissée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Anatole France à son ami Marcel Schwob.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

      39 x 28 cm, 48 Bl., 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen und 14 Calligramme., Lose Bogen in Umschlag in OLwd.-Mappe u. in OLwd.-Schuber, Einzelne Blätter am Rande min. stockfleckig., Schuber beschienen. Nr. 113 von 150 Exemplaren auf Vélein Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli. Der Text wurde von Pierre Gaudin u. die Gouachen von Edmond Vairel agedruckt. Die Gedichte zu den 14 Bestien stammen von Patrice de la Tour du Pin.Jean Lurçat (1892 -1966), französischer Maler, Keramiker und Bildwirker.Patrice de La Tour du Pin (1911-1975), franz. dem Katholizismus nahestehender Dichter.

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        The Golden Legend

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press 1892 - Three large quarto volumes. Two wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edwad Burne Jones in Volume I. Other woodcut initials throughout. Tan cloth spines with original paper labels with black titling. Blue-gray paper over boards. The three volumes together weigh 11 ¼ lbs. This is a very fine set showing only light tanning to a few pages in Volume III. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of Practicioners and Students of Medicine

      New York: . Appleton and Company, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state (with corrected spelling "Gorgias" on vi). xvii, 1079pp. with 14 pages of ads dated October 1892. Green pebbled cloth rebacked with spine relaid, letterd in gilt. Very Good. Cloth rubbed and worn along edges, a few small stains on edges, two small stains on paste downs and gift inscription on paste down but otherwise internally clean and in nice shape. A sturdily-bound survival of the influential medical textbook, which has gone through many editions since.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Diary of a Nobody.

      Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. [1892]. Crown 8vo. Original brown cloth, blocked in black, blue and gilt; pp. 300; double portrait frontispiece, numerous drawings by Weedon Grossmith; slight browning to endpapers, but a very nice, fresh copy. First edition of this great comic novel of late Victorian manners.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Isabel Burton"), to a Miss Garton, requesting a deletion

      Our Cottage, 2 Wosple Road, Mortlake, 1892. 2 pp. pen and ink on mourning stationery. 8vo. Old folds, remnants of mounting. 2 pp. pen and ink on mourning stationery. 8vo. WARY OF THE WRATH OF THE "BURNT [MANUSCRIPTS] PEOPLE" Isabel Burton (1831-1896), the wife of Sir Richard Burton and herself an adventurer, travel writer, and the biographer of her husband, writes to an editorial assistant to request the deletion of a line in an unidentified piece about Captain Burton, making reference to the infamous burning of Burton's papers after his death. Reading in part: "Do you mind suggesting to the printer or editor if needful that one sentence about Richard with all 'his misfortunes being richer than a millionaire because he had such a perfect wife' should be omitted - It's about 6 lines I think & it is very nice for me but I think it will draw down all the spite of the agnostics & the burnt MSS people upon me once again ... It is only one long sentence & as I have added one long sentence ... it will make the length almost equal." In one of the most notorious literary scandals of the 19th century, Isabel Burton burnt a large number of her husband's papers following his death in 1890, claiming, among other things, that Captain Burton's ghost appeared to her and insisted she do so. Among these papers was the manuscript of Burton's translation from the Arabic of a 15th-century erotic work, The Perfumed Garden, the loss of which was especially lamented. The public approbation Isabel received from Burton's devotees was loud and vigorous, and she was forced to strenuously defend her actions in print; three months after this letter, for example, she published in the New Review "Sir Richard Burton: An Explanation and a Defence" (November 1892), in which she argued, in part, that the rough state of the manuscript necessitated her burning it, for the sake of protecting Burton's literary reputation. The same month she wrote the present letter she began work on her Life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton (London: 1893), in which she described the ghostly visitations and further justified her actions.

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        THE STORY OF A PUPPET OR THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

      London, England: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. First English Edition. Hardcover Small Octavo, G+; faded beige spine with blue lace pattern and text; Spine is cocked; rubbing to edges and corners; Corners rounded and beginning to fade; Spine is faded and discolored from sun; Rubbing to boards; Matching pattern on boards, endpapers and edges of the text block, some fading to the edge of text block; Interior age-toned; Previous owner's name neatly inked on end paper, otherwise free of marking; 232 pages; Shelved in Case 2. Dupont.

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        THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR and Other Tales

      1892 - [inscribed by A. Conan Doyle] Fourth Edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. 24 pp ads dated "6/92". Original maroon cloth lettered on the spine in silver. "Fourth Edition," which is to say the fourth printing of the first edition, issued with its silver stamping (and a frontispiece plate) as a volume in Longmans Green's "Silver Library." The first printing, issued in March 1890, had constituted Doyle fifth book -- following A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, MICAH CLARKE and MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. It is a volume of ten short stories, perhaps most notable (according to G&G) for "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" about the brig Mary Celeste -- about which, years later, people were still trying to figure out just how much was true and how much was fabricated. "When I wrote a yarn round this incident it was done irresponsibly and I never imagined it would be seriously analysed," said Doyle later.~This volume is in very good-plus condition (volume a bit askew, minor rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing, rear cover faintly marked). See Green & Gibson A5a&b.~This copy is inscribed by Doyle at the top of the title page, "With A. Conan Doyle's kindest regards | Nov 30th /92". As with other Doyle inscriptions we have seen in these early Longmans Green volumes, the inscription has "bled" a little, due to the paper and to the pen and ink Doyle used. Quite early -- just after Doyle had finally hit it big with the serial publication of THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES in The Strand Magazine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Green Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Large Paper Edition, limited to 150 copies, this being #38. In Good+ condition. Split to bottom of front exterior gutter, light separation to rear gutter, wear to base of spine. Corners rubbed through and pushed in. Light soiling to boards. Hinge following front free end paper is exposed. Pages show foxing and age-related blemishes, and are rough cut with a few edge tears. Binding tender.

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        LA FEMME DU VINGTIEME SIECLE

      CALMANN LEVY, PARIGI 1892 - Francese Volume in mezza rilegatura con angoli. Dorso in tela con titoli in oro, lievemente usurato alle estremità. Coperta con minima sbucciatura al piatto anteriore ed alla quarta. Pagine ben conservate, lievemente ingiallite, con micro fioritura ai margini. Aloni vaghi di umidità alle carte di guardia. Presenza di timbro bibliotecario al frontespizio, e nel retro di quest'ultimo; piccolo segno a penna nera. Volantini di restituzione bibliotecaria incollati al risguardo ed alla carta di guardia posteriori. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR and Other Tales

      1892. [inscribed by A. Conan Doyle] Fourth Edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. 24 pp ads dated "6/92". Original maroon cloth lettered on the spine in silver. "Fourth Edition," which is to say the fourth printing of the first edition, issued with its silver stamping (and a frontispiece plate) as a volume in Longmans Green's "Silver Library."The first printing, issued in March 1890, had constituted Doyle fifth book -- following A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, MICAH CLARKE and MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. It is a volume of ten short stories, perhaps most notable (according to G&G) for "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" about the brig Mary Celeste -- about which, years later, people were still trying to figure out just how much was true and how much was fabricated. "When I wrote a yarn round this incident it was done irresponsibly and I never imagined it would be seriously analysed," said Doyle later.~This volume is in very good-plus condition (volume a bit askew, minor rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing, rear cover faintly marked). See Green & Gibson A5a&b.~This copy is inscribed by Doyle at the top of the title page, "With A. Conan Doyle's kindest regards | Nov 30th /92". As with other Doyle inscriptions we have seen in these early Longmans Green volumes, the inscription has "bled" a little, due to the paper and to the pen and ink Doyle used. Quite early -- just after Doyle had finally hit it big with the serial publication of THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES in The Strand Magazine.

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        The Sign of the Four.

      London: George Newnes, 1892.. [Detective Fiction]. SECOND EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[4] 283 [1]. With a lithographic frontispiece by Charles Kerr. In publisher's original red cloth boards, re-backed to style with original spine cloth pasted over. Gilt titles and black border decoration to spine and upper board. Dark brown endpapers supplied. Reading lean, with moderate outer wear and a water stain to the top edge of the upper board. Good. The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924).

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        Zur X. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28. bis 31. August 1892 herausgegeben von der Vereinigung Leipziger Architekten und Ingenieure.

      2 Bände. Gr. 8. XVI, 856 S.+ 24 teilweise farbige oder doppelseitge, bzw. mehrfach gefaltete Beilagen, desweiteren 372 oft halbseitige ( auch ganzseitig ) Gebäudeabbildungen und 441 Grundrisse und Situationspläne, mit den beiden Pläne in einer gesonderten Mappe, welche seinerseits seperat zubestellt werden mußte. OHLdr mit aufgesetztem Originalrücken und goldgeprägtem Deckel. Vorsätze erneuert, insgesamt gut erhalten. 1. und einzige aufwendige Ausgabe. = Die Chronik über Leipzig bis zum Jahre 1892 mit fast allen bekannten Immobilien. Mit den beiden separaten Plänen nahezu unauffindbar.

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        The Sign of the Four.

      London: George Newnes, 1892. [Detective Fiction]. SECOND EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[4] 283 [1]. With a lithographic frontispiece by Charles Kerr. In publisher's original red cloth boards, re-backed to style with original spine cloth pasted over. Gilt titles and black border decoration to spine and upper board. Dark brown endpapers supplied.Reading lean, with moderate outer wear and a water stain to the top edge of the upper board. Good. The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924).

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        Zur X. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28. bis 31. August 1892 herausgegeben von der Vereinigung Leipziger Architekten und Ingenieure.

      Leipzig (Gebhardt), 1892. - 2 Bände. Gr. 8°. XVI, 856 S.+ 24 teilweise farbige oder doppelseitge, bzw. mehrfach gefaltete Beilagen, desweiteren 372 oft halbseitige ( auch ganzseitig ) Gebäudeabbildungen und 441 Grundrisse und Situationspläne, mit den beiden Pläne in einer gesonderten Mappe, welche seinerseits seperat zubestellt werden mußte. OHLdr mit aufgesetztem Originalrücken und goldgeprägtem Deckel. Vorsätze erneuert, insgesamt gut erhalten. 1. und einzige aufwendige Ausgabe. = Die Chronik über Leipzig bis zum Jahre 1892 mit fast allen bekannten Immobilien. Mit den beiden separaten Plänen nahezu unauffindbar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Earth Fiend a Ballad Made & Etched By William Strang

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1892. Half-title; engraved title-page; 21 pages. 10 dry-point and mezzotint plates printed on Japanese vellum paper. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies signed by William Strang, and (master printer) Frederick Goulding. Original bevelled edge buckram decorated and titled in gilt on the upper cover. A contemporary neat inscription on the front endpaper reads, " Specially printed for, and presented unto, Hugh Chisholm by John Lane." Hugh Chisholm was a jounalist, and editor of the 10th, 11th, and 12th editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Highly individual illustrations, clearly Strang must have been strongly influenced by the engravers of the Rennaissance.. First Edit. Cloth. Near Fine.. Folio.. Hardcover.

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        Story of the Crusades

      Covington, OH: Jas. M. Neff, 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. c.1892. Hardcover. Cloth. Illustrated spine and cover. 4to. 470pp. 100 full-page engravings by Gustave Dore. Very Good (minus). Moderate soiling to boards, rubbing at corners and spine-ends, front interior hinge worn, tanning to contents. Scarce!

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        The dialogues of. Translated into English with analyses and introductions.

      Oxford Clarendon Press 1892 - Third edition, revised, 5 volumes, 8vo., later half blue morocco gilt by Bumpus, top edge gilt, a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours de Danse Fin de Siècle. Illustrations de Louis Legrand.

      Paris, Dentu 1892. - 4°, 56 S., 4 Bll., Halbldeder der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückentitel, Rücken und Außengelenke berieben, innen sauber und gut erhalten. - Dos et joints exterieur abimés, interieur frais, Nr. 171 von 300 Exemplaren. Mit 11 ganzseitigen Orig.-Radierungen und 23 color. Vignetten von Louis Legrand. Die Illustrationen zeigen probenden Can-Can-Tänzerinnen und "le Grand Ecart", " Le Croisement", "Brisement assis" und "La jambe derriere la tête". - Avec 11 Orig.- Eau Fortes et 23 collor. Vignettes de Louis Legrand,

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        Bande I-III (fehlend II D, III L b,g,h 10-11): Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt Stiftung (ORIGINAL copies in hardcover library binding) 1892-c.1913

      Lipsius & Tischer - Hardcover; German language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; good condition; first 3 volumes ONLY (Band I, II, III) of the 5-volume results of the Humboldt Stiftung Plankton Expedition of 1889, except for II D (Fische by Dr G Pfeffer), III L b, g, h 10-11 (please note there is no section I in Band II, it goes straight from H to J); most of the boards have some markings and wear to top and bottom of spine cloth, in addition to the usual library stamps and labels; the contents are all original first edition paperback publications bound together in 12 hardcover books by Liverpool University library; in most cases the original paper covers have been retained, sometimes bound together at the end of a book; publication dates of the individual editions range from 1892 to at least 1913; a small number of pages or plates are loose or detached; pages are generally very clean, though some of the covers are a little grubby; there are occasional marginal highlights (in pencil) to a few of the monographs but this is rare; VERY HEAVY SET, the 12 volumes weigh nearly 50 kg. HEAVY BOOK(S) 48.2kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.. 285 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). v, [1], 162, [1] pp.Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, three (of six) silk ties, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Elaborate woodcut title, elaborate border on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials and marginal decoration on most pages, woodcut device in colophon. Printed in red and black in Troy type. Front flyleaf WITH A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO EIRIKR MAGMISSON, dated April 12, 1893. Peterson A-10; Sparling 10; Tomkinson, p. 110. Vellum lightly soiled, spine a bit darkened (with gilt lettering dulled), internally not as bright as some copies, a few additional trivial defects, but the text quite fresh, and the copy otherwise perfectly pleasing.This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.

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        The Costume of the Clans

      John Grant 1892 - Bound in red cloth, with a red leather spine. Very large folio book. Opening colour title page & all 36 plates that are called for are present. Small faint white stain to top corner of front board. Library sticker to front paste down. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogo chronologico e historico dos capitães-generais e governadores da Provincia de Moçambique desde 1752, epoca da sua separação do Governo de Goa, até 1849. Preface by Joaquim José Lapa.

      Moçambique, Imprensa Nacional, 1892. - Folio (31.7 x 22.4 cm.), contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards (minor wear to corners), smooth spine with gilt fillets and short title lettered in gilt (crack of about 2.5 cm. to rear outer joint at foot, with some slight wear to foot; small worm damage to leather of rear cover). Wood engraved Portuguese royal arms on title page. Many wood engraved initials, headpieces, and tailpieces. Overall in very good condition. (5 ll.), 105, (1 colophon) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION-Limited to 160 copies. Nicely printed.Francisco da Costa Mendes was an official in the Estado da Índia. He appears to have written the present work between 1847 and 1849, but remained in manuscript until being published in 1892.Printing began at the Imprensa Nacional on the Island of Moçambique in 1854, with the Boletim do governo da Província de Moçambique. The first non-periodical imprint was a pamphlet published the same year, Regulamento geral das alfândegas a'd [sic] Província de Moçambique. The present work is considered the first book published there. Little is known about other works published in the colony before the early 1860s. All examples of nineteenth-century printing from Mozambique are rare.*** Not in Innocêncio; see Aditamentos, p. 137 for another work by the author. Porbase locates three copies: one in the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo, and two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the hard copies cited by Porbase, and a digitalized copy in a German-language library (which we were not able to determine). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Rochester, New York, 1892. Fine. Octavo. Five page autograph letter signed on three leaves of National American Woman Suffrage Association stationary. Rochester, N.Y., November 22, 1892. Light horizontal folds as mailed, easily fine. A significant long letter written to Elizabeth Wardall, who was an important ally in Anthony's 1890 "South Dakota Campaig.n" In this previously unknown and unpublished letter, Anthony describes meeting with Emma Cranmer, president of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association: "I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference ... She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation."Anthony then sets forth her strategy for grass roots organizing work: "... to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress! In this great upheaval of political parties we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!"Anthony also refers to the recent 24th New York State annual meeting as an example of her grass roots strategy: "It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state ... We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed ... ."Elizabeth A. Murray Wardall was active in the South Dakota Farmers' Alliance with her husband, Alonzo Wardall. She wrote a column for the Alliance's paper, Dakota Ruralist, and was an executi ve committee member of the state's Equal Suffrage Association, serving as superintendent of press relations. She also was active with the People's Party and continued to work with Susan B. Anthony at Populists' conventions in Omaha (1892) and Topeka (1894).An historically important letter in fine condition, rich in suffrage content, and a significant insight to Anthony's strategy. A full transcription follows:My Dear Mrs. Wardall,How it seems to see your pen-tracks once more, and how I do wish I could be with you in your annual convention. I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference -- and very much pleased with address -- both in matter & manner of delivery. She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation. I wish she could come, but if she & none of you can come, you'll have dear Mrs. Pickler as your representative [i.e., Alice Pickler, the wife of South Dakota's Congressman John Picker] -- and she is always a host in herself and always most welcome at our national gatherings.I hope you will plan for good & thorough organizing work the coming year in your state -- to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress!In this great upheaval of political parties -- we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!We have just held our 24th New York state annual meeting at Syracuse. It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state. That would mean $2,600, one quarter of that going to the state treasury, thus giving all the local clubs plenty of cash, & the state also, to carry forward the work. We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed. Why can't we thus bring this duty home to every friend of our cause.Hoping you will have a most successful meeting and sending love to each & all of the dear friends I met in that wonderful campaign of 1890 -- I am -- very sincerely yours,Susan B. Anthony.

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        THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.. 285 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). v, [1], 162, [1] pp.Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, three (of six) silk ties, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Elaborate woodcut title, elaborate border on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials and marginal decoration on most pages, woodcut device in colophon. Printed in red and black in Troy type. Front flyleaf WITH A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO EIRIKR MAGMISSON, dated April 12, 1893. Peterson A-10; Sparling 10; Tomkinson, p. 110. Vellum lightly soiled, spine a bit darkened (with gilt lettering dulled), internally not as bright as some copies, a few additional trivial defects, but the text quite fresh, and the copy otherwise perfectly pleasing. This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.

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        A DREAM OF JOHN BALL [and] A KING'S LESSON

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.. 210 x 150 mm. (8 1/4 x 6"). 2 p.l., 123 pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). Original publisher's flexible vellum, original silk ties. Full-page woodcut frontispiece engraved by W. H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones, two pages with full woodcut borders, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. Peterson A-6; Sparling 6; Forman 106; Walsdorf Collection 6; Walsdorf "William Morris" 6; Tomkinson, p. 109. The vellum with just a hint of soil, text one shade less bright than an ideal copy, but an excellent copy, entirely clean throughout, with virtually no signs of use. This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.

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        Importante insieme di due lettere alla vigilia delle elezioni politiche del 1892 che porteranno alla formazione del primo Governo Giolitti. A. Bella lettera autografa firmata del patriota e scrittore diretta a Ercole Strada. Affiliato alla Giovine Italia e arrestato nel 1833, sconto' parte della condanna presso il carcere dello Spielberg. Liberato nel 1838, ma costretto a rifugiarsi in Piemonte. Vicino al pensiero di Cattaneo e assertore di un ordinamento statale repubblicano e federale, intraprese un'intensa attivita' giornalistica e di pubblicista. Iseo 12 Maggio 1892. Una pagina in-8. "Ella conserva l'ardore giovanile, e quindi e' impaziente pel rinnovamento dell'Italia. Che si prepara bensi, ma lentamente, e coordinata al rinnovamento dell'Europa. Purtroppo dobbiamo pazientare ancora. Avremo un Ministero nuovo in coloro, come fu quello onesto di Rudini, che si fece cadere per ambizioni personali, non patriottismo. Il ministero nuovo durera' pure, ed alle strette vorra' fare le elezioni col collegio uninominale_Se non interviene una rivoluzione sociale, non otterremo mutamenti d'indirizzo sino a che non potremo comporre una Camera indipendente democratica con indennita' ai Deputati_". B. Lettera autografa firmata di risposta di Ercole Strada a Rosa. Pralboino li 25 maggio 1892. "Egregio Amico_penso alla responsabilita' che assume il nostro partito in faccia alla nostra patria. e non vorrei che gli uomini che guideranno la nave si sommergessero portando con loro le delusioni che purtroppo finora abbiamo subite_". Tre pagine in-8. Nel 1892, a causa dei forti contrasti insorti tra i ministri per i tagli da fare ai bilanci dei rispettivi dicasteri, di Rudini fu costretto a lasciare la presidenza che passo' a Giovanni Giolitti, inaugurando l'"eta' giolittiana".

      1892.

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        Gramercy Park: A Story of New York [Inscribed]

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1892 - First Edition. Inscribed by the author on title page. Sixteenmo. Original red and white floral paper covered boards. Red and white floral endpapers and page edges. Early work set in Gramercy Park, New York. Very good, light soiling to covers, expected wear to corners and edges; boards slightly warped. Personalized date card laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moby Dick or the White Whale

      United States Book Company, New York 1892 - Herman Melville's "Moby Dick or the White Whale". Very early printing from 1892 published by the United States Book Company, New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. The book measures 4.5" x 7.25", 545 pages including Extracts. Ex-library. Re-cased in half cloth binding over marbled boards. Gold and black leather labels to the spine with raised bands and gold tooling. New endsheets. This book had previously been a library book with a library binding. Previous repairs had been made with tape, especially to the first few pages of text. There was some amateur sewing to the textblock, with the first and last few pages of text reattached crookedly. Library stamps and notations. A professional bookbinder was able to mend some of the tears to the textblock but was unable to remove the tape repairs as they would ruin the integrity of the pages. Moisture stains and soiling to the textblock with some small tears. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H10-74) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Rochester, New York, 1892. Fine. Octavo. Five page autograph letter signed on three leaves of National American Woman Suffrage Association stationary. Rochester, N.Y., November 22, 1892. Light horizontal folds as mailed, easily fine. A significant long letter written to Elizabeth Wardall, who was an important ally in Anthony's 1890 "South Dakota Campaig.n" In this previously unknown and unpublished letter, Anthony describes meeting with Emma Cranmer, president of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association: "I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference ... She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation."Anthony then sets forth her strategy for grass roots organizing work: "... to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress! In this great upheaval of political parties we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!"Anthony also refers to the recent 24th New York State annual meeting as an example of her grass roots strategy: "It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state ... We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed ... ."Elizabeth A. Murray Wardall was active in the South Dakota Farmers' Alliance with her husband, Alonzo Wardall. She wrote a column for the Alliance's paper, Dakota Ruralist, and was an executi ve committee member of the state's Equal Suffrage Association, serving as superintendent of press relations. She also was active with the People's Party and continued to work with Susan B. Anthony at Populists' conventions in Omaha (1892) and Topeka (1894).An historically important letter in fine condition, rich in suffrage content, and a significant insight to Anthony's strategy. A full transcription follows:My Dear Mrs. Wardall,How it seems to see your pen-tracks once more, and how I do wish I could be with you in your annual convention. I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference -- and very much pleased with address -- both in matter & manner of delivery. She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation. I wish she could come, but if she & none of you can come, you'll have dear Mrs. Pickler as your representative [i.e., Alice Pickler, the wife of South Dakota's Congressman John Picker] -- and she is always a host in herself and always most welcome at our national gatherings.I hope you will plan for good & thorough organizing work the coming year in your state -- to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress!In this great upheaval of political parties -- we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!We have just held our 24th New York state annual meeting at Syracuse. It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state. That would mean $2,600, one quarter of that going to the state treasury, thus giving all the local clubs plenty of cash, & the state also, to carry forward the work. We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed. Why can't we thus bring this duty home to every friend of our cause.Hoping you will have a most successful meeting and sending love to each & all of the dear friends I met in that wonderful campaign of 1890 -- I am -- very sincerely yours,Susan B. Anthony.

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        BORDEAUX EN 4 TOMES (1+2+3+ UN ALBUM) - APERCU HISTORIQUE / SOL, POPULATION, INDUSTRIE, COMMERCE / ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIE PAR LA MUNICIPALITE BORDELAISE.

      LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE & CIE - LIBRAIRIE FERET & FILS 1892 - ROD0122407: 3 TOMES + UN ALBUM : 1+2+3+4 : (XV+576)+568+573 pages augmentées de quelques illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte, + 28 planches en noir et blanc et en couleurs. Dos à 5 nerfs. Tranches dorées. Nombreuses épidermures. Contre-plats jaspés. Fleurons, titre et tomaisons en dorés sur le dos. 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. TABLE DES PLANCHES DE L'ALBUM : Armes de la Ville de Bordeaux / Bordeaux pendant les trois premiers siècles / Bordeaux de l'an 300 à l'an 1100 / Bordeaux de 1100 à 1300 / Bordeaux vers 1450 / Monnaies mérovingiennes des VII ème et VIII ème siècles / Costume des Jurats de Bordeaux au XVIII ème siècle / Distribution annuelle des pluies dans la Gironde / Habitation d'un négociant en vins / Habitations ouvrières / Chais, caves, cours du Médoc, à Bordeaux / ETC. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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