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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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.

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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 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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        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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        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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        A MODERN ALADDIN; OR, THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF OLIVER MUNIER [A EXTRAVAGANZA IN FOUR ACTS]

      New York: Harper & Bros, 1892. INSCRIBED. Octavo; Good/ None; dark gray cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR STATES:Ex TenebrasThere can be nothing without a meaning and a reason for it. Even in this heap of chaff there may be a few kernels of something solid. No man can do that which is sin without calling up in his soul an an image of that which is holy. Could man embody his evil in form and substance he could not present that which is of good belonging to him being also embodies in form and substance. When man is killed by his own evil only that which is good remains to wash over him. There are few grains in this recut heap of chaff.Howard Pylemoderate shelf wear and bumping; text block clean. Spine cocked (not perpendicular, minor tearing to front gutter, binding slightly loose but intact. Edges of boards lightly rubbed, bottom fore corner lightly frayed, top corners lightly bumped, spine agetoned with light scattered staining. 33 b&w plates by Pyle, all present. 205 pp. Shelved: Rockville copier room. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      London: Cassell & Company; Longmans Green & Co.; Chatto & Windus; Methuen & Co.; Seeley & Co. etc. 1892 - London: Cassell & Company; Longmans Green & Co.; Chatto & Windus; Methuen & Co.; Seeley & Co. etc. variously dated around 1911. Later Editions. Very good condition bound in half green morocco leather by Sotheran & Co. with the binders mark to the reverse of the front free end paper, uniform in their quality. With some minor marks to the leather and chips to the board edges and spine caps (top) on some volumes. Contents as follows (with original publication date in brackets): The Letters of R L Stevenson – 4 Vols An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) Tales and Fantasies [“The Misadventures of John Nicholson” (1887); “The Body Snatcher” (1884); “The Story of a Lie” (1879)] Island Nights’ Entertainments (1893) Treasure Island (1883) Across the Plains (1892) The Ebb-Tide (with Lloyd, 1894) The Silverado Squatters (1884) New Arabian Nights (1882) More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (w/ Fanny, 1885) Prince Otto (1885) Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881) St. Ives (1898) Memories and Portraits (1887) The Art of Writing In the South Seas (1896) A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885) Poems [Underwoods (1887); Ballads (1890); Songs of Travel and other Verses (1895)] Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) The Wrong Box (with Lloyd, 1889) The Black Arrow (1888) The Merry Men (1887) Kidnapped (1886) Catriona (1893) The Wrecker (with Lloyd, 1892) Essays of Travel [The Amateur Emigrant (1895) and others] Weir of Hermiston (1896) The Master of Ballantrae (1889)     Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – scratches and marks to some volumes, caps damaged with loss to one or two volumes. Joints – very good condition – solid. Corners – good condition. Boards – good condition – cloth boards. Page edges – good condition – some foxed, some pages uncut, top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid, crack to the front hinge by the title of Prince Otto, but holding well. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition – binder’s stamp. Title – good condition – some foxing to one or two volumes. Pages – very good condition – some minor foxing to one or two volumes. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1908-1912 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. [Being: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; MANSFIELD PARK; EMMA; NORTHANGER ABBEY/PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN; THE WATSONS; WITH A MEMOIR, LETTERS]

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892. 12 volumes. First of this Deluxe Edition, Limited to 250 copies only. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece illustrations to each volume. 8vo, very handsomely bound for Estes & Lauriat at the time of publication in three-quarter rich brown crushed morocco over fine marbled boards, the spines with wide raised bands gilt ruled and tooled, compartments lettered in gilt and decorated with floral device gilt at the foot, marbled end-leaves to match the covers of green, gold and gray and tan, top edge gilt. A very handsome set in very pleasing condition. Beautifully preserved, bright, fresh and clean with only very minimal evidence of age. A VERY HANDSOME SET INDEED, WITH FINE BINDINGS AND DELIGHTFUL ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECES. An attractive and authoritative set of Austen's novels and letters. This edition printed the novels in the order of their publication and from the last editions revised by the author. Originally, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY appeared in 1811, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in 1813, MANSFIELD PARK in 1814, EMMA in 1815, and NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION, LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS and THE LETTERS appeared posthumously in 1818, 1871 and 1884. Here we find them all perfectly united in this attractively bound set. "Recognition came to Miss Austen slowly. But she is now firmly established as an English classic...Miss Austen had always her panegyrists among the best intellects-such as Coleridge, Tennyson,Macaulay, Scott, Sydney Smith, Disraeli and Archbishop Whitely, the last of whom may be said to have been her discoverer. Macaulay, whose adoration of Miss Austen's genius was almost idolatrous, considered MANSFIELD PARK her greatest feat; but many critics give the palm to EMMA. Disraeli read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE seventeen times. Scott's testimony is often quoted: 'That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I have ever met with. The big bow-wow I can do myself like any one going; but the exquisite touch which renders commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me.'" - EB

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        Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

      Leipzig: Heinemann and Balestier, 1892. pp (xvi) 245. 12mo (4 5/8" x 6 1/4"). A book pf poetry by Kipling, including most famously "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay." FINE BINDING BY ANASTASIA POWER, with her gilt monogram on inside back cover turn-in. Full brown morocco with very attractive gilt decoration front, spine and rear boards. Six raised compartments on spine: one with gilt title; other five with gilt arabesque decoration centering five gilt dots, surrounded by alternating three lobed leaves and dots. Publication date 1892 gilt at tail of spine. Both front and rear boards with a charmingly designed rectangular gilt fillet-edged box containing further three lobed leaves, six-petalled flowers and symmetric arabesques of twining stems centering pattern of five dots, all gilt. Front board with title and author also gilt at head and foot of design, all enclosed with a further fillet gilt edge at outermost edge of boards, along turned in edge, and two lines further upon inner dentelle edges, with book binder Annie Power's monogram left edge inside bottom rear board turn-in: "18AP99." Condition: overall Very Good plus, with some rubbing on raised spine, at head and tail, some gilt slightly worn in same, some evidence of over-enthusiastic leather cleaning to boards but only to leather, not decoration. Inside, age toned as one would expect, else tight and clean. Light grey endpapers. *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, was the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901. (See Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6.) This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. Other notable work of hers which has been catalogued into the 1920's. See fig. 126 in Tidcombe Women Bookbinders 1880-1920, black sealskin interlaced with white vellum. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. What speaks for itself in any case,is this extremely charming early-period book binding here produced by Anastasia Power, signed with a gilt colophon on the inside back cover of her works, seven of which we are privileged to have currently, ranging in date from 1899 to 1905. . Signed in monogram by bookbinder. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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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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        Nigilistka (Une nihiliste) [Nihilist Girl]

      Geneva: Vol'naia russkaia tipografiia, 1892. Octavo (20.7 × 13.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; IV, 112 pp. Gatherings loosened; lacking rear wrapper and final leaf torn, not affecting text; front wrapper chipped. Rare first edition of the semi-autobiographical novel by Sof'ia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), a Russian mathematician who was likely the first woman to lead an academic career in the modern sense: she received a doctorate, became a professor at Stockholm University, edited an international scholarly journal, and proved numerous original theorems (for an exhaustive account, see Michèle Audin, Remembering Sofya Kovalevskaya, 2008). Before her untimely death, she wrote this novel, inspired by her involvement with the feminist branch of the Russian Nihilist movement. Associated with the social-revolutionary movement since Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons, the term was also adopted by women who wished to rebel against social conventions and a male-dominated world. "Many nigilistki adopted a free-spirited individualistic orientation, at odds with the imperatives of organized activity, whether feminist or radical. The nigilistka rejected the subservience imposed by men. Moreover, she wanted her male comrades to value her as a fellow worker" (Dawn Eidelman, 132). Nihilist Girl exemplifies this tendency through the protagonist Vera Vorontsova, who marries a condemned revolutionary in order to save his life. As the book could not have been published in Russia, Kovalevskaia wrote a first draft in Swedish, followed by a Russian version. It was edited after her death by Maksim Kovalevsky and published posthumously in the present edition. Along with subsequent publications, this edition was banned from being imported to Russia (Svodnyi katalog, no. 736). KVK, OCLC show copies at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Danish National Library, Duke, Harvard, Hoover, London School of Economics and IISG (Amsterdam).

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        95 Thesen. - Nachbildung des in der königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin bewahrten Originalexemplar des von Luther im Jahre 1517 veranstalteten Druckes seiner Thesen (Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum). Zur Erinnerung an den 31. October 1892. (Und:) Luthers Thesen in deutscher Übersetzung 1545

      Berlin, Reichsdruckerei 1892 - Benzing, Lutherbibliographie 87; vgl. Panzer IX, 70, 27; Proctor 11017; BMC, Luther 28; Kuczynski 1302; Jackson 706. - Diese sehr seltene Faksimile-Reproduktion des ersten Thesendrucks Martin Luthers als Einblattdruck in der Plakatform des Originals, gedruckt von Hieronymus Höltzel in Nürnberg, wurde anlässlich der festlichen Einweihung der wiederhergestellten Schlosskirche in Wittenberg an die Festteilnehmer am 31. Oktober 1892 verteilt. Damals war nur ein Exemplar dieses frühsten Thesendrucks im Britischen Museum bekannt. Durch Zufall fand der damalige Direktor des Berliner Kupferstichkabinetts Friedrich Lippmann bei einem Londoner Antiquar dieses seltene Thesenblatt, das schließlich der Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin geschenkt wurde. Nach diesem Exemplar wurde diese Nachbildung in der Reichsdruckerei hergestellt. Als Zugabe dieser Faksimile-Reproduktion liegt die deutsche Übersetzung der 95 Thesen von 1545 bei (hier als Foto-Abzug). - Auf starkem Bütten der Reichsdruckerei in wenigen Exemplaren gedruckt. In tadelloser Erhaltung. - This very rare facsimile reproduction of Martin Luther's first thesis print was distributed to the participants on October 31, 1892, on the occasion of the festive inauguration of the restored castle church in Wittenberg. Up to this time, only one copy of this earliest print in the British Museum was known. By chance, the former director of the Berliner Copperplate-cabinet Friedrich Lippmann found a rare thesis sheet at a Londoner antiquarian, which was ultimately presented over to the Royal Library in Berlin. After this copy in the Royal Library in Berlin, this facsimile was produced in the „Reichsdruckerei Berlin". As an addition to this facsimile reproduction, the German translation of the 95 theses of 1545 is included (here as a photo print). - Printed in a few copies on strong handmade paper of the „Reichsdruckerei". In flawless condition Titel u. faks. Text der Thesen auf Doppelblatt u. 2 Seiten mit zweispalt. dt. Text auf Doppelblatt

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (FIRST STATE)

      George Newnes 1892 - First Edition, First Impression, First State An excellent example of this title in the FIRST state with the copyright page date 1892, with the requisite first issue points of the misprint ¿Miss Violent Hunter¿ on page 317, the uncorrected text with ¿cucaine¿ for ¿cocaine¿ on page 133; and the blank street sign in the vignette to the front cover. Although the textual errors continued through three further printings, the ¿street sign¿ was corrected to read ¿Southampton Street¿ from the second printing onwards. The book is in excellent condition for this title being firmly bound, having benefited from being recased with all the original cloth laid back down. As such the book is tightly bound and quite readable without the usual cracked hinges or broken bindings. The original slightly mottled cloth is in very good condition, and the book has sharp slightly rounded corners with no edgewear. Gilt titles to the front and spine with the spine being somewhat rubbed. The original end papers are present, and are clean with no owner names, no bookplates, and no inscriptions. The book is overall clean with light scattered soft foxing, which is common for this title, and a few soft handling marks. Otherwise the book has no stains, no writing and no bent pages. The outer page block is in full gilt. Please see detailed images. No dust jacket as issued. A wonderful example of this title in a sound readable binding! A handsome copy at a great price for a first edition, first state book.ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare book titles [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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        Lagoa Santa Et bidrag til den biologiske Plantegeografi. Med en fortegnelse over lagos Santas Hvirveldyr

      Kjøbenhavn 1892 - 488 sider p. Med 43 illustrationer i teksten og 1 tavle. Denne bog er grundlag for en helt ny biologisk disciplin, Økologien. Med exlibris Kgl. Danske Vudensk. Selska Skr 6. række Naturvid. Og Math. Afd VI 3, spf. Indbundet i et pænt samtidig halvlæder med gulddekoration og titelfelt med guldtryk på ryggen, pænt eksemplar [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Finger Prints

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1892. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered and triple-ruled in gilt, boards ruled in blind, edges uncut. 16 lithograph plates (15 are called for in the list of plates, the 16th plate is laid in between pages 104–5 and is typically bound between pages 176–7). Binder's ticket to front pastedown. Spine ends and corners worn with a few small tears, boards marked, hinges cracked but firm, light foxing to front free endpaper verso, small tear to upper edge of C8, plate 14 loose from binding, overall a very good copy. First edition of Galton's work designed to assist with classifying and indexing large numbers of fingerprints. "The use of fingerprints for the identification of criminals had been advocated in 'Nature' in 1880 by both Henry Faulds and Sir William Herschel, but was put on a scientific basis only in Galton's book on Finger Prints, published in 1892" (Bulmer, p. 35). Of particular importance was Galton's work on establishing that "the pattern of a person's fingerprints did not change from youth to old age and creating a taxonomic system by which the variations in fingerprint patterns could be described and catalogued" (ODNB). "In 1892, in his book Finger Prints, Galton gathered together all these earlier studies [by Purkinje, Faulds, and Herschel] and recorded other experiments, illustrated from photographs and drawings. The outcome of this was the appointment in 1899 of a Royal Commission which came out in favour of the adoption of the system by the British police forces" (PMM).

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        Visiting card signed with date on reverse.

      No place, 27. V. 1892. - 1 p. "Dr ABruckner | 27. Mai 1892". In pencil, somewhat dusty and with a crease. Traces of a paperclip and imprinted: "Prof. Anton Bruckner / Ehren-Doctor der Philosophie / der k. k. Universität in Wien / Ritter des Franz Josef-Ordens / k. k. Hoforganist".

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        The Works [ Complete in 10 Volumes ]

      J. M. Dent, London 1892 - Mixed editions, published 1891-1892. Books measure 7 x 4 5/8 inches. Complete in 10 volumes 1. Headlong Hall. 2 & 3. Melincourt, 2 volumes. 4. Nightmare Abbey. 5. Maid Marian. 6. The Misfortunes of Elphin. 7. Crotchet Castle. 8 & 9. Gryll Grange, 2 volumes. 10. Calidore & Miscellanea. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lettering, top gilt edges, marble endpapers.Bindings very lightly rubbed, some minor scuff marking. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, illustrated frontis to each work, early previous owners bookplate to each volume. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in attractive period bindings. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

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        TRAVELS IN AFRICA DURING THE YEARS 1875-1878. [with,] TRAVELS IN AFRICA DURING THE YEARS 1879-1883. [with,] TRAVELS IN AFRICA DURING THE YEARS 1882-1886. Translated from the German by A.H. Keane, F.R.G.S.

      London and Philadelphia Chapman and Hall 1890, 1891, 1892 - 3 volumes. First edition in English of each volume, a complete set of the work. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of illustrations, many being full page, charts and maps throughout all volumes and with a large folding coloured map in the second and third volumes. Large, thick 8vo, each volume in the uniform publisher’s original green cloth, ruled in black on covers and spine, pictorial vignettes on the upper covers, spines lettered in gilt. viii, 582; viii, 477,2 ads; viii, 586 pp. A rare complete set of this cornerstone work. The volumes in varied condition as this work was published and sold over time. Volumes II and III are very handsome, fine copies with old unobtrusive Gloucestershire Hartland library numbers on the lower quadrant of the spines, internal labels at the pastedowns and free flies, but otherwise, are exceptionally bright and clean copies of these scarce volumes. Volume I is a near very good copy with the cloth still bright but with some light rubbing along the edges and extremities caused by use or by shelving, the hinges reinforced neatly with binders' tape, the text a little shaken but still quite clean and fresh, this volume without the folding map. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION SET COMPLETE. Junker remained continuously in Equatorial Africa from 1875 to 1886, leading extensive expeditions from bases in Khartoum and Lado. He was a leisurely traveler and careful observer. His main objective was to study the people with whom he came into contact, and to collect animal and plant specimens. His explorations are extensively recorded in this work, first published in Germany in 1889. Junker charted the course of the Congo and its tributaries during his decade in Central Africa. His investigations of the Nile-Congo watershed successfully combated the then popular hydrographical theories and established the identity of the Welle and Ubangi. Born of German parents in Moscow, he was influenced in his desire to explore Africa by Schweinfurth who drew his attention to the lands south of the Libyan desert, "a region at that time . still shrouded in the veil of an awe-inspiring mystery". His fascination with the region led him to make three expeditions over a period of eleven years and he is recognised as one of the great African explorers. Junker received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1887. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biblical Exposition & Theology By Rev A. B. Simpson / Mrs G. M. Hamilton 250 W. 44th St. New York

      MANUSCRIPT. New York, 1892. Hard Cover. 1 leaf, 5-230 p.; 21.5 cm. Manuscript on lined paper in a commercial record book. These appear to be extensive lecture notes taken by the wife of the Reverend G. M. Hamilton (whose name appears in pencil on the paper wrapper protecting the binding). Simpson had founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1887. Dated Columbus Day in 1892, this manuscript witnesses the spread of Simpson's teaching even among the clergy of New York City. Vg, front spine cracked. Stock#OB724.

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        L'ART ET L’IDÉE, Le dilettantisme littéraire et la curiosité. Revue contemporaine illustrée

      Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1892 - L'ART ET L’IDÉE, Le dilettantisme littéraire et la curiosité. Revue contemporaine illustrée publiée par Octave Uzanne. Tome premier (Janvier-Juin). Tome second (Juillet-Décembre). Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1892 2 volumes grands in-8 (25,7 x 17,5 cm), 432 et 383-(1) pages. Nombreuses gravures hors-texte (détail ci-dessous). Reliure de l'époque bradel demi-vélin à coins, dos lisse avec titre doré, relié sur brochure, couverture générale et couvertures de livraison illustrées conservées reliées in fine. Très bon état, reliures. Légers frottements et salissures aux reliures. Intérieur en très bon état malgré un papier vélin teinté un peu fragile. Quelques petits manques en bordure de quelques feuillets. EXEMPLAIRE DU TIRAGE A 1.000 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VÉLIN. EXEMPLAIRE DE DÉDICACE OFFERT PAR OCTAVE UZANNE AU SCULPTEUR BELGE CONSTANTIN MEUNIER AVEC CET ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE : "En sympathie d'art et d'idée, en admiration profonde et déjà ancienne pour son oeuvre" Le détail du tirage est le suivant : 1.000 ex. sur papier vélin téinté (papier assez fragile) ; 600 ex. sur papier vergé des Vosges pour les abonnés (notre exemplaire est l'un de ceux-ci) ; 60 ex. de luxe dont 30 Japon, 15 Chine et 15 Whatman. Les 60 ex. de luxe sont les seuls à être enrichis d'estampes supplémentaires. Dans ces 2 volumes ont trouve de nombreuses gravures d'artistes recherchés : Carlos Schwabe (frontispice gravé par Paul Avril), Félix Vallotton (4 bois gravés :autoportrait de l'artiste, portrait d'Octave Uzanne, Portrait de Verlaine, et portrait de Vielle femme), lithographies de divers artistes (Lepère, Boutet, Dillon, Luce, etc.), eau-forte de Louis Morin, eau-forte de Félix Vallotton, eau-forte par Albert Robida, reproductions de dessins inédits de Eugène Grasset, héliogravure en couleurs d'après Félicien Rops, Séon, etc. Cette revue d'art et d'idées est sans doute l'une des plus belles aventures éditoriales portées à bout de bras par Octave Uzanne presque exclusivement seul pour la rédaction et le choix des artistes rassemblés. Cette revue est empreinte de symbolisme, l'Art nouveau et les idées neuves y fusent presque à chaque page. Ce n'est plus seulement la bibliophilie, l'amour des beaux livres qui animent ici Octave Uzanne ; c'est le dilettante esthète, amoureux d'art dans toute sa globalité. On y trouve ainsi les portraits de céramistes tels Auguste Delaherche et Joseph Chéret. On trouve aussi de jolis portraits d'Eugène Grasset, Félicien Rops, Louis Morin, Albert Robida, etc. On pénètre même chez Octave Uzanne lui-même dans son grenier d'amateur du 17 Quai Voltaire, on découvre sa chambre (photographie), son vestibule (photographie). Il donne son avis sur les auteurs du temps, les auteurs qu'il faut mettre en avant, ceux qu'il faut oublier. Totalement subjective et orientée selon les propres goûts de l'auteur, cette revue est comme un reflet à peine déformé de ses passions. Provenance : Bibliothèque Constantin Meunier (1831-1905), artiste sculpteur réaliste belge réputé pour sa vision du monde ouvrier ; Bibliothèque Bertrand Hugonnard-Roche (avec son monogramme BHR à l'encre, 2015 au verso de la garde). INTÉRESSANTE PROVENANCE POUR CE BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE REVUE RARE ET RECHERCHÉE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Game Birds And Shooting Sketches Illustrating The Habits, Modes Of Capture, Stages Of Plumage And The Hybrids And Varieties Which Occur Amongst Them

      Henry Southeran & Co, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, large quarto measuring 15.5" x 12.75", first edition, red half morocco binding ruled gilt, title in gilt to spine, pebbled red cloth sidings with gilt title to upper board, top edge gilt, cloth with some mild mottled fading to upper board o/w a very good tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text, bookplate of a previous owner on front pastedown, xii + 72 pp, tissue guarded portrait frontis of Thomas Bewick, 33 plates of which sixteen are in full colours, others are tinted autotype, 30 illustrations in the text. A handsome copy in a well preserved state. Owing to weight a request for additional postage might be made if ordered from certain overseas locations..

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