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        A LETTER TO MARS. A NOVEL.

      Denver, Colorado: Baxter Printing Co., n.d. [1892] - Octavo, pp. [3-5] 6-128, disbound. First edition. "A Martian condemned to death is permitted instead to 'fly' into space. This is achieved by him attaching a wire to the edge of a hole running through the center of Mars and then, fixed to the wire, falling through the hole down to Earth. After undergoing some adventures, recounted in a primitive style, Edison helps him return." - Locke, Voyages in Space 103. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 108. 06977. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Lacks the original wrappers, most of the text block is age-darkened, but the pages are not brittle. One of the rarest American interplanetary fictions. (#149759) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      Paris, 4. II. 1892. - 8vo (171 x 108 mm). 2 pp. In French, to an unidentified colleague: "We do not vaccinate dogs because it would create too much congestion and our kennels would not be big enough to take them all in. The law is definite: Any dog bitten by a dog either rabid or suspected of being rabid must be put down. However I find it very hard to give you a negative answer if the dog belongs to you and you want to keep it. If this is the case, send your dog to the Institute Pasteur tomorrow and it will be vaccinated during the following three weeks." - An important letter in which Pasteur quotes the law on rabid dogs but shows a softer side when it comes to saving a beloved pet. On his personalized stationery; four punctures at left margin not affecting text

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1892 - Second state of the U.S. first edition, with page 65, line 4 corrected to "Now, if he had . . ." Blue cloth darkened to spine and to edges of boards, but this is a "very good" copy with no markings or damage which will close its own text block. (How nice to find a solid copy with no visible rub to the corners and the hinges as made!) The 16 glossy B&W Sidney Paget plates -- even if they do tend to gravitate toward "people standing around in evening clothes" -- are bold, clear, and firmly attached. And the stories! Alright, yes, "Hound" may be the best -- though of course that's a novel. And "Silver Blaze" doesn't come till later. But here are "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Speckled Band," "The Man With The Twisted Lip," "The Blue Carbuncle," and "The Red-Headed League," all between the same covers -- an achievement still unrivaled. 307 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophical Review. 13 Volume Set. 1892-1903 + Supplement

      Boston: Ginn & Co.; later Macmillan, 1892-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 Volumes. Bound in contemporary quarter brown leather. Marbled boards. Good bindings and covers. Shelfwear. Library stamp to tail of feps. Light foxing/blemishes to page ends. A few volume with some light pencil marginalia. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. The journal publishes original work in all areas of analytic philosophy, but emphasizes material that is of general interest to academic philosophers. Each issue of the journal contains approximately two to four articles along with several book reviews. Volume I contains articles by William James and John Dewey.

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        A Treatise on the Laws Regulating the Manufacture and Sale...

      1892. The First American Treatise on the Law of Alcoholic Beverages Black, Henry Campbell [1860-1927]. A Treatise on the Laws Regulating the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors. St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1892. lii, 711 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary law calf, rebacked in period style. Blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing to board edges, corners lightly bumped, light toning to text, offsetting to margins of endleaves. Small early bookseller stamp to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy.$1,250. * Only edition. Black is best known as the author of the great law dictionary that bears his name, but he also wrote several highly regarded treatises. His treatise on alcoholic beverages, the first published in th United States, was a response to contemporary debates about prohibition, which were gaining in intensity in the late 1800s. Given this background it is not surprising that Black declared his neutrality at the end of his preface: "This book is not a plea for any particular system of liquor legislation. It is purely and solely a legal treatise. The law-writer has no more to do with the wisdom, justice, or expediency of the statutes whose legal effect he discusses than has the court which is called upon to administer them" (iv). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:183.

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        New Zealand alpine journal - Volume 1 - April 1892 to October 1894

      Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, N.Z. : Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, 1892. 1st Edition. Provenance; Manchester centrakl library bookplate to the front paste-down. Collected and bound in contemporary fine-ribbed tan cloth, very good. Gilt-blocked leather label to the spine. Bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remain uncommonly well-preseved; tight, bright, clean and strong. At head of title; 'Perge et Perage'. Subjects; Monutains & Mountaineering - New Zealand - Periodicals. Mountaineering - Societies, etc. Referenced by: Index to New Zealand periodicals ISSN: 0073-5957 To 1986. Physical description; volumes : illustrations (some color), folding maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.

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        A Treatise on the Laws Regulating the Manufacture and Sale...

      1892. Intoxicating Liquors Black, Henry Campbell [1860-1927]. A Treatise on the Laws Regulating the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors. St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1892. lii, 711 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary law calf, rebacked in period style. Blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing to board edges, corners lightly bumped, light toning to text, offsetting to margins of endleaves. Small early bookseller stamp to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Black is best known as the author of the great law dictionary that bears his name, but he also wrote several highly regarded treatises. His treatise on alcoholic beverages was a response to contemporary debates about prohibition, which were gaining in intensity in the late 1800s. Given this background it is not surprising that Black declared his neutrality at the end of his preface: "This book is not a plea for any particular system of liquor legislation. It is purely and solely a legal treatise. The law-writer has no more to do with the wisdom, justice, or expediency of the statutes whose legal effect he discusses than has the court which is called upon to administer them" (iv). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:183.

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        L\'art et l\'idée. Revue contemporaine illustrée. Du dilettantisme et de la curiosité. Tome premier (Janvier-Juin). Tome deuxième (Juillet-Décembre).

      Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1892. 2 Bde. (alles Erschienene). Vortitel, Titel, 431 S.; Vortitel, Titel, 382 S., 1 Bl. Mit 64 Tafeln, darunter Orig.-Graphiken von F. Vallotton, F. Rops, Louis Morin, P. Avril, A. Robida, sowie zahlreichen Textillustrationen. 4°, weinrote Halbmaroquinbände mit Rückenvergoldung, Deckelgoldfileten, marmorierten Deckeln und Vorsätzen, Kopfgoldschnitt und sämtlichen eingeb. farbigen Orig.-Umschlägen. Eines von 30 Exemplaren (Gesamt: 1660) der römisch-num. Luxusausgabe auf breitrandigem Japan: Exemplaire N° XXVIII). - Einziger Jahrgang dieser bibliophilen Zeitschrift mit frühen Holzschnitten und der seltenen Radierung La Cieca fortuna in zwei Zuständen von Vallotton, einer dreifarbigen Zinkradierung von Delatre, 3 Radierungen von Robida u.a. - Sehr schönes Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Zeitschriften

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        Voyage dans la lune avant 1900

      Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, Paris 1892 - (27,7 x 22 cm). Format à l'italienne. Reliure éditeur plein cuir rouge, estampé. Dos muet et garde restaurés. Couverture conservée. 50 pages. Non daté (B.N. : 1892). Coins émoussés, chants et plats frottés. Page de préface trace de corne angle inférieur. Page 1 gribouillage enfantin hors dessin. Traces d'usage dans les bords de page, sinon intérieur bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Paris au Tonkin, A Travers le Tibet Inconnu

      White Lotus, Paris 1892 - De Paris au Tonkin, A Travers le Tibet Inconnu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die einheimischen Sprachen Perus.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1890 - 1892. - 6 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Palau 168.383. - Erste Ausgabe. - I.: Das Runa Simi oder die Keshua-Sprache, wie sie gegenwärtig in der Provinz Cuzco gesprochen wird. -II.: Wörterbuch des Runa Simi oder der Keshua-Sprache. - III. Ollanta, ein Drama der Keshua-Sprache, übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen. - IV.: Dramatische und lyrische Dichtungen der Keshua-Sprache, gesammelt und übersetzt mit erklärenden Anmerkungen. - V.: Die Aimara-Sprache. - VI.: Das Muchik oder die Chimu-Sprache. - Einbände etwas beschabt. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst innen schönes Exemplar des komplett sehr seltenen Werkes! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 14. Auflage, Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe, Luxus-Ausgabe, 16 + 1 Bände

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1898. Vollständig neu bearbeitete Auflage im Gesamtumfang von 16.500 Seiten. mit mehr als 1.000 teils farbigen Tafeln, darunter 134 Chromolithographien, 322 Karten und Pläne sowie 3.000 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen. Es erschien noch ein Supplementband. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei dunkelroten Rückenschildern sowie prächtiger, überaus reicher Goldprägung, die sich über den gesamten Buchrücken erstreckt. Prachtvoll gestaltete Einbanddecken mit ganzflächiger Blindprägung, großen Lederecken und dem kunstvollen Schriftzug \"Luxus-Ausgabe\", seitliche Lederflächen und Ecken mit aufwendiger Stempelverzierung. Dunkler, mehrfarbiger Buchschnitt mit aufwendiger Marmorierung. Reich ornamentierte, vergoldete Vorsätze mit Engelsmotiven. Es handelt sich hier um die gesuchte Original-Luxusausgabe der 14. Brockhaus-Auflage, die einzige je erschienene Brockhaus-Ausgabe, die sich mit diesem Signet schmücken darf. Die Ausgabe kann als gestalterischer Höhepunkt der Lexikon-Ära der Jahrhundertwende angesehen werden und ist ein Zeugnis der Buchkunst dieser Zeit. Die Brockhaus-Luxusausgabe, nur in sehr geringer Auflage erschienen und vorwiegend bibliophiler Schmuck großbürgerlicher Haushalte, ist noch deutlich seltener als ihr in ähnlicher Gestaltung erschienenes Pendant des Bibliographischen Instituts (Meyer-Lexikon). Aufgrund der besonderen Empfindlichkeit dieser reich ornamentierten Ausgabe sind gut erhaltene Exemplare äußerst selten. Die 14. Auflage erschien erstmals zwischen 1892 und 1895. Erste und einzige Brockhaus-Auflage mit einer größeren Anzahl von Chromolithographien. Buchrücken der Bände - wie zumeist - leicht aufgehellt (gleichmäßig), allenfalls gering berieben, im Gesamterscheinungsbild recht harmonisch; die empfindlichen Buchdeckel mit wenigen kleinen Randläsionen. Wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, weitestgehend aber sauber und fleckenfrei. Nachsatzblatt des 2. Bandes mit kleiner Beschädigung. In toto schönes, harmonisches Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Luxus-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversations-Lexikon Conversationslexikon Brockhaus vierzehn Prachtausgabe Luxus-Ausgabe Luxusausgabe

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        The Land Revenue of Bombay.: A history of its administration, rise, and progress.

      London: W. H. Allen & Co. 1892 - A very good copy in lightly worn original cloth, but lacking the map of Nassik collectorate. First edition Two volumes, pp.[xii], 353; [iv], 424, 18(of 19) folding maps.

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        Corpus juris civilis - in quatuor partes distinctum, DIONYSIO GOTHOFREDO JC. AUCTORE, cui Appendices & Auctarii loco, aliquot, quae prioribus hujus formae Editionibus defuerunt, adjecta sunt, inprimis FRANCISCI MODII JC. BRUGENSIS ad omnes L. Pandectarum & XIII. Codicis libros Notae; Index tandem Titulorum omnium recens confectus, accuratissimus, & quod Usus docebit, Studiosae Juventuti aliisque, exoptatissimus, cujus Ordinem totiusque Operis Rationem, Praefatio Indicem hunc praecedens, dilucide exponet: Omnium vero & Singulorum contenta Syllabus versae paginae affixus monstrabit. Editio omnium novissima, Sacratissimo Principi D. LEOPOLDO Rom. Imp. PP.Aug. dicata. Cum Privilegio Sacrae Caesarea Majestatis ad Decennium

      Frankfurt am Main, Sumptibus Societatis, imprimebat Hieronymus Polichius, 1663. Gesamtausgabe des corpus iuris civilis mit den Noten des Gothofredus. mit sehr hübschen Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten sowie zahlreichen illustrierten Initialen; (2 Blatt), prächtiges Titelkupfer von Kaiser Leopold, einem illustrierten Vortitel, Titel mit Druckersignet, 80 unpaginierte Seiten mit diversen Indices, 1872 Spalten, Titel mit Druckersignet, 14 unpaginierte Seiten mit Indices, 1024 Spalten.; 8 unpaginierte Seiten mit Indices, 456 Spalten, 14 unpaginierte Seiten mit Indices, 78, 282 Spalten, 22x28, helles prächtig blindgeprägtes OLdr-Barock-Einband auf 5 Bünden (ca 15 cm !!! stark) SEHR SCHÖNES AUTHENTISCHES, BREITRANDIGES EXEMPLAR IN EINEM EINBAND DER ZEIT und einem Exlibris aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, mit einem minimalen Spalt am vorderen Vorsatz des sonst intakten und festen Buchblocks; mit einem pergamentenem Griffregister am Vorderschnitt (einige davon fehlen andere mit kleinem Ausriss - ohne Textverlust), lediglich mit einer kleinen Läsur am unteren Kapital Versand D: 5,00 EUR VR 22318, Recht, i

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        THE DEVIL'S GOLD, THE STORY OF A FORGOTTEN RACE ...

      Chicago: Morrill Higgins & Co.,. [1892]. late nineteenth century three-quarter leather and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold, marbled endpapers.. Bookplate of Stuart Teitler affixed to the front paste-down. Leather. rubbed at edges, a very good copy. A rare book from the Stuart. Teitler collection of lost race fiction. (#151805). First edition. A presentation copy (probably in a presentation binding) inscribed by the author: "To my little sister who / kindly perfected the work by / her able editing. from the / Author -- O. F. G. Day." "A Spanish woman of remarkable beauty disguises herself as her own brother, and guides three men to an unexplored region in northeast Oregon. Here they find "The Devil's Gold", a huge statue of pure gold cast in the shape of Satan, that soon proves to be accursed. They are trapped in the cavern with the statue, then rescued by an Indian priest who brings them to a magnificent Mayan-type civilization in a hidden canyon. The men take part in a civil war, and all three find romance. Finally a catastrophe destroys the canyon." - Teitler catalogue 438. Published in paper wrappers as "Idylwild Series," September 5, 1892, volume 1, number 21, at 50¢. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 235. Teitler 336. Bleiler (1978), p. 57. Reginald 03943.

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        LES ORNEMENTS DE LA FEMME par Octave Uzanne. L’Éventail - L'Ombrelle - Le Gant - Le Manchon. Édition complète et définitive.

      Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, May et Motteroz, 1892 - Mode féminine : Les ornements de la femme par Octave Uzanne. Edition définitive de L'Ombrelle et de L’Éventail (1892). Rarissime tirage de tête sur Japon impérial (10 exemplaires seulement). Bel exemplaire relié à l'époque. Octave UZANNE LES ORNEMENTS DE LA FEMME par Octave Uzanne. L’Éventail - L'Ombrelle - Le Gant - Le Manchon. Édition complète et définitive. Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, May et Motteroz, 1892 1 volume in-12 (19 x 13 cm), de 270-(4) pages. Quelques ornements. Reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin olive, dos lisse orné en long, tête dorée, relié sur brochure, couvertures imprimées conservées. Quelques légers frottements à la reliure, dos légèrement insolé. Excellent état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. TIRAGE DE LUXE A 10 EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON IMPÉRIAL. Les exemplaires ordinaires sont sur papier vélin teinté de médiocre qualité (devenu cassant). L'exemplaire que nous proposons ici est un des très rares exemplaires de tête sur Japon (10 ex. seulement), seuls exemplaires a être imprimés sur papier de luxe. Référence : Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, VII, 923-924. Ouvrage publié à 5 francs seulement, les exemplaires de luxe sur Japon étaient vendus 20 francs (4 fois le prix des exemplaires ordinaires). L’Éventail et L'Ombrelle, parus respectivement en 1882 et 1883, très illustrés par de nouvelles techniques et imprimés à petit nombre pour un public choisi d'amateurs bibliophiles et esthètes, sont, contrairement à l'image qui en a souvent été donnée de légèreté et de fanfreluche pour dilettante, deux belles et intéressantes études sur ces indispensables ornements de la mode de ces dames à travers le temps. Néanmoins Octave Uzanne très déçu voire marqué à vie d'avoir été considéré par trop de monde comme "le Monsieur de ces dames à l'éventail, à l'ombrelle, etc" (dixit Antoine Laporte, bouquiniste et auteur d'un violent pamphlet contre Uzanne publié en 1893). Il décide donc de donner en 1892 une édition bon marché, de format in-12, et sans illustrations, dans laquelle il expliquera en préambule souhaiter donner à un public de lecteurs, et non plus à un public d'esthètes bibliophiles, ces textes pour pouvoir les apprécier à leur juste valeur : "cette fois-ci, écrit-il, ce n'est plus aux iconophiles que je m'adresse, mais à ces lettrés qui prétendent lire, apprendre et connaître.". BEL EXEMPLAIRE DU TRÈS RARE TIRAGE DE LUXE A 10 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sur l’analysis situs.

      Gauthier-Villars et Fils, Paris 1892 - First edition of Poincaré’s first paper on topology, which gave birth to the subject in its modern sense. "One of the most unexpected developments in twentieth-century mathematics has been the meteoric rise of the subject known as topology. Topology is sometimes described as ‘rubber-sheet geometry’, a whimsical and somewhat misleading description which nevertheless succeeds in capturing the flavour of the subject. Topology is the study of those properties of geometrical objects which remain unchanged under continuous transformations of the object" (Stewart, p. 144). "The publication (1892) of Poincaré’s first note on topology marks the beginning of the subject of algebraic, or ‘combinatorial,’ topology. There was earlier scattered work by Euler, Listing (who coined the work ‘topology’), Möbius and his band, Riemann, Klein, and Betti. Indeed, even as early as 1679, Leibniz indicated the desirability of creating a geometry of the topological type. The establishment of topology (or ‘analysis situs’ as it was often called at the time) as a coherent theory, however, belongs to Poincaré" (Bredon, p. v). "The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century began under the shadow of a giant, Carl Friedrich Gauss; it ended with the domination by a genius of similar magnitude, Henri Poincaré" (DSB XI: 52)."It was Poincaré who both made the pioneering steps in topology and forecast that topology would be an important ingredient in 20th-century mathematics. Incidentally, Hilbert, who made his famous list of problems, did not. Topology hardly figured in his list of problems. But for Poincaré it was quite clear that it would be an important factor" (Atiyah, pp. 654-5). Indeed, Poincaré writes in the present paper: "As for me, all of the diverse paths on which I was successively engaged led me to analysis situs. I had need of the ideas of this science to pursue my studies on curves defined by differential equations . and in particular for those of the three-body problem. I had need of it for the study on multivalued functions of two variables. I had need of it for the study of periods of multiple integrals and for the application of this study to the development of the perturbation function. Finally I glimpsed in analysis situs a means of attacking an important problem in the theory of groups, the search for discrete or finite groups contained in a given continuous group" (pp. 633-4). "Without much exaggeration, it can be said that only one important topological concept came to light before Poincaré. This was the Euler characteristic of surfaces, whose name stems from the paper of Euler (1752) on what we now call the Euler polyhedron formula Between the 1820s and 1880s, several different lines of research were found to converge to the Euler characteristic All of these ideas admit generalizations to higher dimensions, but the only substantial step towards topology in arbitrary dimensions before Poincaré was that of Betti (1871). Betti was inspired by Riemann’s concept of connectivity of surfaces to define connectivity numbers, now known as Betti numbers P1, P2, . . . , in all dimensions. The connectivity number of a surface S may be defined as the maximum number of disjoint closed curves that can be drawn on S without separating it. "In the introduction to his first major topology paper, the Analysis situs, Poincaré announced his goal of creating an n-dimensional geometry. As he memorably put it: "geometry is the art of reasoning well from badly drawn figures; however, these figures, if they are not to deceive us, must satisfy certain conditions; the proportions may be grossly altered, but the relative positions of the different parts must not be upset." Because "positions must not be upset," Poincaré sought what Leibniz called Analysis situs, a geometry of position, or what we now call topology. He cited as precedents the work of Riemann and Betti, and his own experience with differential equations, celestial mechanics, and discon [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The One Hoss Shay With Its Companion Poems How the Old Horse Won the Bet and The Broomstick Train [Inscribed by Holmes]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Publisher's suede lettered in black. Light wear to the extremities, else very good with the front panel and flaps of the jacket present. Inscribed and signed by Holmes on the second prelim thus: Logic is logic. That's All I Say/ Oliver Wendell Holmes/ Boston, November 19th 1891/ For ---. BAL 9034. mb

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        Autograph letter signed in full to arts administrator Richard Sternfeld

      Three pages of a bifolium. 8vo (175 x 110 mm.). Dated Döbling [now part of Vienna], November 4, 1892. In black ink. In German (with translation). Wolf asks Sternfeld (who is not named in the letter but may be identified by circumstantial evidence) about the "popular concerts" series in Berlin, which Sternfeld had suggested as a venue for showcasing Wolf's music. He doubts whether the setting of these concerts was suited to the purpose: "Would you please, most esteemed [Sir], be so kind as to reveal to me the character of the so-called popular concerts in Berlin?... Are your popular concerts such at which [the audience] is eating, drinking, and smoking? Of course such concerts would prohibit the performance of vocal music, and when you proposed a popular concert to me, you intended to perform my instrumental works only. In such a case a popular concert would not serve me well because, as you know, my specialty is vocal music. However, should it be otherwise and should the said concerts also include vocal music then I would of course prefer such a popular concert to one at the Singakademie, if only to save money. It also would appear that these popular concerts are held in the hall of the Philharmonic, which should not be underestimated." Creased at horizontal fold; short split to lower portion of central fold. . "[Wolf] intensified the expressive vocabulary of the lied by means of extended tonality and post-Wagnerian declamation while retaining the defining elements of the song tradition he had inherited from Schubert and Schumann. Profoundly responsive to poetry, he incorporated detailed readings of his chosen poems in the compositional decisions he made about every aspect of song: harmonic nuances, tonal form, melodic design, vocal declamation, pianistic texture, the relationship of voice to piano, etc. Seeking an art ?'written with blood?', he went below the surface of poetry ?- even where his musical purposes were inevitably distinct from the poet's ?- in order to recreate it in music of remarkable intensity, written, as he once proclaimed, for epicures, not amateurs." Eric Sams and Susan Youens in Grove Music Online. Richard Sternfeld (1858-1924) was a prominent arts administrator in Berlin at the time. A board member of the Wagner-Verein, he organized several performances of Wolf's works. The Berlin concert Wolf was planning at the time finally took place on January 8, 1894—but not as a ?"popular?" concert. Siegfried Ochs, director of the Philharmonischer Chor, conducted some of Wolf?'s choral-orchestral works.

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        Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

      London: Printed by Harrison and Sons,, 1892. (B.) for the Year MDCCCXCI. Vol. 182. Quarto. Contemporary dark red blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine, red speckled edges, yellow coated endpapers. Plates and illustrations throughout. Gilt stamp of King's College London at foot of spine (neat withdrawal stamp on verso of title, one of two accession marks). A little shaken, extremities rubbed, corner a little worn, old glue stain at foot of spine but a good clean copy. First edition, first appearance of Galton's groundbreaking paper on finger prints, later expanded in his book Finger Prints (1892), the outcome of which was "the appointment in 1899 of a Royal Commission which came out in favour of the adoption of the system by the British police force" (PMM).

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        [REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF TWENTY-FIVE LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS, SIGNED BY ROBERT E. LEE, THOMAS "STONEWALL" JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER CONFEDERATE GENERALS]

      [Various places], 1892. Folio. Early 20th-century maroon crushed morocco, gilt. Manuscript material tipped in with unobtrusive paper tape. Front hinge neatly repaired. Some letters with typical mailing folds, one detached. Overall, very good. An incredible archive of original manuscript material from some of the elite of the Confederate officer corps. The archive contains twenty-five letters and documents, signed, from before, during, and after the Civil War, all tipped into an impressive folio album bound in full morocco, with eighteen engraved portraits also bound in. Laid in is a small clipped signature with salutation by Jefferson Davis. The album begins with a manuscript calligraphic titlepage. The engravings are mostly from the publisher, Charles B. Hall of New York (from his work published in 1887), mostly busts, but there are two separate engravings each for Lee and Beauregard. There is also an engraving of a Confederate flag with a poem by John Dimitry. A full listing of the items follows, in the order in which they appear in the album: 1) Robert E. Lee: Autograph letter, signed, from Lee to Major Gen. G.H. Thomas, Camp Cooper, Tx. San Antonio. Feb. 21, 1860. [3]pp. Lee writes regarding personal and regimental matters, Indian troubles in Texas, need of decent horses and horse feed. He states that he does "not expect to be here (San Antonio) long myself, for even if the troubles on the Rio Grande do not bring more troops into the Dept...two Regts from Utah will move down in the Summer....We shall thus be all straight again." Lee writes of a request by Gen. Sam Houston for more troops and claims: "The Indians seem to be more troublesome than ever." 2) Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson: Document, signed. Opposite Hancock, Md. Jan. 5, 1862. [1]p. Jackson writes "To the Officer Comd'g the United States Forces near Hancock, Maryland" and demands the Union forces stand down, and details potential consequences of refusal. This short letter is the prize of the archive, a wonderful example of Jackson's fiery approach, and the body of the message deserves to be quoted in full: "It is my purpose to cross the River & take possession of the town of Hancock. If in opposing the execution of this purpose, you make use of the town of Hancock, or the Citizens of the town aid you in your opposition I will cannonade the town. If neither of these things is done, I will refrain, as far as practicable, from firing upon it. An immediate reply to this communication is required." Tipped in behind Jackson's letter is a separate unsigned reply from the Union officer in charge, refusing Jackson's demands. This incendiary document was written early in the war, when Jackson was commanding the troops of the Valley District, a subsection of the Department of Northern Virginia. He took over command of the Valley District after First Manassas. In January 1862 he led a sortie northward to the Potomac in far western Maryland, where he attempted to cross the river. The town held out successfully, although Jackson did shell it for several days, as promised. This communication, typical of Jackson's audacity, dates from just before his famous Valley Campaign of 1862. An excellent document. 3) Joseph E. Johnston: Autograph letter, signed, from Johnston to Col. Blanton Duncan. Savannah. Sept. 20, 1867. [1]p. Johnston declines an invitation to attend the Southern Commercial Convention, with information on other business matters. He served with distinction in a number of military conflicts before and during the Civil War, including the Mexican-American War and the Seminole wars in Florida. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Johnston became the highest ranking officer to join the Confederacy. His surrender to Sherman in mid-April 1865 was the effective end of Confederate resistance. 4) P.G.T. Beauregard: Autograph letter, signed, from Beauregard to South Carolina governor John Laurence Manning, Manchester, S.C. New Orleans. May 25, 1865. [3]pp. A lengthy reply from Beauregard dated just after the end of the Civil War, dealing with the return of a hired man, privations, and the hope that "Our rulers and their satellites" will act as humanely as enlisted men from the two armies. Most notably in this letter is Beauregard's mention of the Battle of Manassas, when he tells Gov. Channing again of his desire to give his "Stallion to Major Warren Nelson in remembrance of the five horses (belonging to him) which I had killed under me at Manassas." Governor Manning was a colonel on the staff of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at Fort Sumter and at the Battle of Manassas. 5) Jefferson Davis: Autograph letter, signed, from Davis to W.H. Hyatt. Beauvoir, Ms. July 1, 1887. [1]p. A thank- you letter from Davis regarding his biography. Accompanied by a laid-in autograph letter closing addressed to a niece or nephew, signed: "Affectionately Your Uncle Jefferson Davis." 6) John Bell Hood: Autograph letter, signed, from Hood to Union general George H. Thomas. New Orleans. April 28, 1866. [2]pp. A superb post-War letter. Hood writes that he is getting his records together and requests "an official statement of the total number of prisoners captured by Gen'l Sherman" on two occasions. He also writes: "General Sheridan has advised me to apply to you for this information and my dear sir I assure you it will be appreciated if you can find time to oblige me who will ever be pleased to meet you." Thomas and Hood were opposed at points during the war, in which Hood suffered both defeat and the loss of an arm and a leg. His warm outreach to his former foe suggests the fellowship that West Point graduate officers of the pre-Civil War Army often displayed toward each other even after the bitter events of the conflict. 7) James Longstreet: Autograph letter, signed, from Longstreet to Capt. Sanford C. Kellogg. Gainesville, Fl. Aug. 20, 1892. [1]p. Longstreet asks Kellogg, longtime aide-de-camp to Gen. Thomas, for clarification on maneuvers by Hinderman's divisions on Sept. 26, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Longstreet writes that he does not recall the shift of the division from the left to the right wing on the 21st. Interestingly, Chickamauga was one of Longstreet's more prominent successes during the war. 8) Jubal A. Early: Autograph letter, signed, from Early to Rev. Henry Whitney Cumberland. Lynchburg, Va. Sept. 29, 1886. [4]pp. Early writes that neither he nor Gen. Beauregard have any interest in the Louisiana lottery. He then discusses an article he had written on the lottery system and transmits a copy of said article to Rev. Cumberland. 9) William J. Hardee: Autograph document, signed. Dec. 12, 1838. [1]p. A requisition order for "9 Bushels of corn 16 Bushels of oats and 125 Empty Forage Bags" received by the 2nd Dragoons, Hardee's first military unit after he graduated from West Point in that year. Hardee would go on to a distinguished career in both the American and Confederate military, earning the nickname "Old Reliable." His military manual, written before the war, was the standard drill book for both armies. 10) Braxton Bragg: Autograph note, signed, from Bragg to Gen. Lee. Jefferson Barracks [St. Louis, Mo.]. Oct. 2, 1850. [1]p. Bragg, the commanding officer of Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis in 1850, here writes a short note to acknowledge receipt of mail for September 1850. Like many of the generals represented here, Bragg served with distinction in the U.S. Army before joining the Confederacy, in Florida and in the Mexican-American War, most notably the Battle of Buena Vista. 11) Joseph Wheeler: Letter, signed, from Wheeler to J.Q. Thompson. Wheeler, Al. Aug. 26, 1894. [1]p. A short but kind note in which Wheeler regrets missing an invitation from Thompson while in Washington. General Joseph "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler was that rare breed who served in both the Confederate Army and later in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, among other service. 12) Samuel Jones: Autograph letter, signed, from Jones to Gen. Braxton Bragg. Chattanooga, Tn. Sept. 18, 1862. [2]pp. An extensive, important, Civil War-dated report of maneuvers and communications with Gen. Breckinridge in Tennessee and Mississippi. Jones was promoted to major general about five months before this letter's writing. Shortly after this communication Jones was given command of the Department of Western Virginia, tasked with defending the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. 13) Edmund Kirby Smith: Letter, signed, from Smith to Major G.M. Thomas in Camp Cooper, Tx. Camp Colorado, Tx. April 9, 1860. [1]p. A short communication from one Texas camp to another, signed by Smith regarding maneuvers within the state. Smith reports that his "horses are now weak and in reduced condition." Smith would resign his commission the following year and join the Confederacy as a major in the regular artillery. His troops were the last to surrender at the end of the war, on May 8, 1865. 14) Wade Hampton: Autograph letter, signed, from Hampton to Gen. Chestnut. Washington, D.C. May 13, 1882. [2]pp. A political letter, attempting to place Gen. Chestnut on the Tariff Committee and requesting conference so that "we do not lose all we have gained." Hampton attained the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army, commanding Hampton's Legion and the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He is perhaps best remembered for his later post-Reconstruction political career, serving as governor of South Carolina and for twelve years as the state's senator in Washington. It is from this latter post that this letter emanates. 15) John Bankhead Magruder: Autograph letter, signed, from Magruder to "My dear Sir." Aboard U.S.S. Lexington, "At Sea Near Bahama Islands." Sept. 20, 1845. [1]p. A short letter discussing libel in a case "against me...by O'Brien." Magruder claims "I owe him nothing and he has no evidence of debt." John B. Magruder had an interesting career, serving not one, not two, but three countries in the military: the United States in the Mexican-American War, the Confederacy in the Civil War, and as a major general in the Imperial Army of Mexico after the defeat of the Confederacy. 16) Roger Atkinson Pryor: Autograph letter, signed, from Pryor to Mr. Cunson (?). House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Dec. 8, 1860. [1]p. Pryor writes that he cannot lecture before Cunson's Society because "[t]he public perils allow us no other thought besides the dreadful extremity of the Union." At the time he penned this letter Atkinson was serving his home state of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. A short time later Atkinson served as a brigadier general in the Confederate infantry, participating in the Peninsula Campaign, Second Manassas, and the Battle of Antietam. 17) Robert Augustus Toombs: Autograph letter, signed, from Toombs to "May." Washington, Ga. May 1, 1877. [1]p. Toombs writes that he cannot repay money at the present time because he doesn't have any to lend. Then he proposes a trip to Texas with the recipient and asks if she can go. Toombs was a big proponent of Texas throughout his political career. He was also a fiery figure in the Confederacy, often disagreeing vehemently with Jefferson Davis. He commanded the Georgia volunteers in Virginia, but did not last long due to the unpredictability of both his command and his unit's execution. 18) John S. Mosby: Autograph note, signed, from Mosby to Otto Neswith, Esq. Warrenton, Va. June 1, 1872. [1]p. On Mosby's law office stationery. A short note from Mosby responding to an autograph seeker, with signature, as requested. The "Gray Ghost" was a Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander for the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry known as "Mosby's Rangers." His legendary exploits have made him one of the most collected of Confederate leaders. 19) John B. Floyd: Letter, signed, from Floyd to Frederick Townsend, Adjutant General, State of New York. War Department, Washington, D.C. May 20, 1857. [1]p. A short letter, written during Floyd's term as the United States Secretary of War in 1857-60, involves the proposed purchase of U.S. Arsenal property in Rome by the State of New York. Floyd later served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army but did not perform his duties well. No less than Ulysses S. Grant described Floyd as "no soldier" and as "unfitted for command for the reason that his conscience must have troubled him and made him afraid." Grant did describe Floyd as "a man of talent enough for any civil position," and Floyd was serving in such a position when he wrote this letter. 20) Raphael Semmes: Autograph letter, signed, from Semmes to Mr. Camaron. Mobile, Al. Sept. 12, 1871. [3 1/4]pp. A very interesting letter, with excellent content, from Semmes to a fan, giving thanks for appreciative remarks concerning his book, MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, and "my poor career in defense of our down-trodden South." He continues that after cessation of the war he "felt myself a stranger in my native land; as if I had awakened from a hideous dream, and found myself, I scarce know how, an exile and an outcast from country and home." He says that after six years "that feeling has disappeared." In fact, Semmes feared he would be tried for piracy and only returned to the U.S. when it was clear he would be left alone. He is "beginning to feel more like an American, who has a country to live and struggle for...." He expresses hope for America. Responding to his correspondent's desire for a relic from the C.S.S. Alabama, Semmes sadly replies that nothing remains of the ship except "the thanks of her commander, for the beautiful tribute you have paid her, and him." Semmes famously commanded the Alabama, a successful commerce raider that attacked Union merchant and naval ships for two years during the Civil War. Semmes is the only Confederate officer to simultaneously hold the ranks of admiral and general. 21) John C. Breckenridge: Autograph letter, signed, from Breckenridge to Gen. Jubal A. Early in Toronto, Canada. Paris, France. April 16, 1867. [3 1/2]pp. An excellent personal letter regarding family and health matters during travels in London and elsewhere. A remarkable individual deserving greater fame, Breckenridge was vice president under Buchanan, ran for president in 1860, served with distinction as a Confederate general, and ended the war as the last rebel Secretary of War. Fearing persecution, he fled to Cuba and then Europe, returning to the U.S. in 1869. He also writes poignantly of the tenor of the nation at that time, commenting: "As to our poor Country I have no heart to write about it - but I believe in an eternal Spirit of Justice and Goodness who will shed light on this black darkness." In 1867, Breckenridge was in France on advice from doctors who suggested the move to aid his wife's health. He and his family traveled extensively around Europe during their overseas stay, to places such as England, Germany, Austria, and others. 22) M. Jeff Thompson: Autograph document, signed by Thompson, to "Genrl Richardson or Officer in Charge of Missouri Artillery, New Madrid." Camp Hunter, [Mo]. Aug. 31, 1861. [1]p. A brief special order from Gen. Thompson stating: "It is absolutely necessary that my whole force should be together, therefore bring up the Battery immediately." Thompson was a brigadier general in the Missouri State Guard during the Civil War and saw action at the battles of Fredericktown, Westport, and Mine Creek, among others. This order could pertain to preparations for Thompson's first major action during the war, at Fredericktown, which occurred about a month and a half after this communication. 23) Basil W. Duke: Autograph note, signed, from Duke to "Dear Sir." Louisville, Ky. Feb. 2, 1892. [1]p. on Duke's professional stationery. Duke humorously responds to an autograph seeker, enclosing "a photograph and card signed upon request." He jokes about his current likeness no longer being a likeness, comparing himself to "Blackbeard or Capt. Flint, or, indeed, any celebrated pirate you fancy most." Duke was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, commanding Morgan's Raiders after the death of their leader, John Hunt Morgan, and seeing major action at the Battle of Shiloh. After the war Duke's career as a historian became as much his legacy as his service during the war. 24) Albert Pike: Autograph note, signed, from Pike to Jas. G. Dennett, Esq. New Orleans. July 9, 1855. [1]p. Pike requests that his subscription of the NEW YORK DAILY HERALD be sent to Little Rock, Arkansas until Sept. 15, and afterwards to New Orleans, with payment of $5 enclosed. Pike was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, having served the United States earlier in the Mexican-American War. He was also a journalist, lawyer, and devoted Freemason. A remarkable and polymathic figure, he was a newspaper editor as well. 25) Henry A. Wise: Autograph letter, signed, from Wise to Thos. Dunn English. Richmond, Va. Nov. 10, 1856. [2]pp. Wise grants permission to add his name to the subscriber's list for English's latest publication and notes that it gives him "pleasure whenever I see a publication proposed south of the M[ason] & D[ixon] line." He promises to recommend the publication to others, praising Dr. English: "Your pen far better deserves a binding than many Yankee nibs which presume to scribble at our literature." Wise was a major general in the Army of Northern Virginia, participating in the Battle of Roanoke Island, the Peninsula Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and the Appomattox Campaign. At the time of writing this letter he was governor of Virginia. Thomas Dunn English was a politician, author, and songwriter who is best remembered for a longtime feud with Edgar Allan Poe. A rare opportunity to obtain a fine assemblage of original Confederate officers' letters, many with superb content, in a handsome presentation album.

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        TRANSACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY. A Complete Run 1892-1941.

      THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF THE MOST CELEBRATED JOURNAL ON JAPANLondon 1892- - 1941, Kegan. Green cloth, very good, with orig-inal covers bound in, Vols. 1-37, 1892-1941. An exeptionallynice copy. Vol. III, Pt. III in wrappers, 16 x 25 cm., goldstamped covers. VERY LONG RUN OF THE JOURNAL R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE BLUE FIREDRAKE, OR THE WONDERFUL AND STRANGE RELATION OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NATHAN SOULDROP: SHOWING HOW HE WAS FORSPOKEN BY THAT TERRIBLE SORCERESS ELINOR SHAW, THE WHICH FOR HER VARIOUS AND ABOMINABLE CRIMES WAS BROUGHT TO TRYAL AT NORTHAMPTON IN THE YEAR 1705; TOGETHER WITH PARTICULARS OF HER AMAZING PRANKS AND REMARKABLE ACTIONS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER HER APPREHENSION, THE LIKE NEVER BEFORE HEARD OF: WRITTEN BY HIMSELFE AND NOW SET FORTH by Thomas Wright, Principal of Cowper School, Olney .

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co. Limtd, 1892 - Octavo, pp. [1-17] 18-293 [294-296: ads], inserted frontispiece, other illustrations in the text, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow- green. First edition. A "creepy" tale of black magic and witchcraft in early eighteenth-century Northamptonshire, loosely based on the story of Elinor Shaw, the last person burnt in England for the practice of witchcraft. The narrator is the victim of mesmerism and hallucinatory horrors, one of which is a gigantic blue dragon that materializes in the air. Wright has read, but claims not to have been influenced by Harrison Ainsworth's THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES (1849), which, although "useful as an exponent of the old beliefs of Lancashire," is "too long, and the characters are anything but sharply cut." Wright apologizes for the portions of his story that "are necessarily of a somewhat creepy nature," but he hopes that "mingled with the more serious features of the southern narratives," he has caught something of their spirit, "a quaintness, a naivety, a sly humour, that makes Northamptonshire in respect to these ancient and exploded theories, far and away the most interesting county in England." Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15674. Wolff 7332. Spine panel darkened, spine ends and corner tips worn, outer joints mended, damp stain on front cover, a sound, good copy with tight and clean interior. A rare book. (#149386) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CONDITION OF LABOUR. An Open Letter to Pope Leo XIII. From Clarence Darrow's library, with his bookplate and signed by Clarence Darrow

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892. [iv], 195 pages of text, followed by [iv] pages of publisher's advertisement. Original red hardcover cloth binding is heavily worn at the top of the spine, with small chips and tears, about a third of the front hinge is rubbed and frayed, the spine is moderately darkened, with other minor shelfwear and soiling; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Inner hinges are weakened. Lacks the front endpaper. With the floral motif bookplate stating "From the Library of Clarence S. Darrow" on the inside front cover, and autographed "C. S. Darrow" on the top margin of the title page. Half-title page with previous owner's name "J. Gershenson?" neatly in the top corner. The text is clean and unmarked. Second edition.. Signed. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1892 & 1893. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spines gilt, green and black coated endpapers. 31 plates (15 are called for in the list of plates in Vol I; the 16th plate is between pages 176 & 177). Vol. I with illustrated card and plain ticket to front pastedown, Vol. II with bookseller's ticket and 2 bookplates to front pastedown, and plain card to rear pastedown. Spines faded, contents mildly toned, faint foxing to endleaves, pencilled annotations; Vol. II with minor wear to spine ends and small split to head of spine. A very good set. First edition of the first book on finger prints. Though not the first to propose the use of fingerprints for identification, Galton was among the first to explain their possibilities in the identification of criminals. "Galton gathered together all the earlier studies 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 376). With the supplementary chapter, Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints.

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        Cabinet photograph signed and dedicated on verso.

      Vienna, January 1892. - 145:100 mm. Three bars from a work by Beethoven, dedicated to Oskar Berl. - From the studio of Julius Gertinger, Vienna.

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        Die Königs-Chevaulegers. Gedenkblätter aus der Geschichte des kgl. bayerischen 4. Chevaulegers-Regimentes "König".

      O. O. und Dr., 1892. - Mit kalligraphiertem Widmungsblatt, 8 chromolithog. Tafeln und Buchschmuck von Hans Messerschmidt und dem Verfasser. VIII, 2 Bll., 537 S., 3 Bll. Blauer Maroquinband der Zeit mit Innenkantenvergoldung, 4 vergoldeten Metall-Eckbeschlägen u. zentralem vergoldeten Metall-Wappenbeschlag. 4°. Einzige Ausgabe, auch in der "Normalausgabe" nicht häufig. Hier in einem Wilhelm II. gewidmeten Exemplar, mit zus. kalligraphierten Widmungsblatt "Seiner Majestät Wilhelm II. Deutscher Kaiser, König von Preussen etc. etc. etc. allerunterthänigst Juni 1892 der Verfasser". - Auf sehr dickes Papier gedruckt. Unikales Exemplar in einem außergewöhnlich prachtvollen Einband, mit entsprechender Provenienz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Widmungsgedicht mit U.

      Berlin, 19. Dezember 1892. - 1 S. 8vo. Alt einmontiert auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt von „Frau Jenny Treibel oder ‚Wo sich Herz zum Herzen find’t’" (3. Aufl., Berlin, F. Fontane & Co., 1893): „Gehen Sie nicht streng mit ins Gericht, | Weil’s eine Commerzienräthin-Geschicht’, | ‚Frau Jenny Treibel’, es fehlt der Connex, | Am Rheine wächst ein ander Gewächs | Th. Fontane [.]". – Bei dem Adressaten des Blattes dürfte es sich um den Kommerzienrat und Weingutbesitzer Friedrich Feldheim handeln; was die Datierung angeht, so dürfte das Blatt ursprünglich einem Exemplar der ersten Auflage beigelegen haben, die mit der Jahresangabe 1893 erschien, nachdem erste Veröffentlichungen von Fortsetzungen im Jahr zuvor in der „Deutschen Rundschau" erschienen waren. – Kapitale und Ecken leicht berieben und angeplatzt, innen an den Rändern leicht gebräunt.

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        Along New England Roads

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1892. First Edition. Cloth. Light green cloth, titles and decoration stamped in bright silver and gilt on upper board and spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. [8], 200. Tiniest bit of rubbing to the corners and tips, red pencil erasure to the ffep, else fine, a bright and sharp copy; the jacket is age-darkened, with chips out at the spine ends and corners .

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        Regesta diplomatica nec non epistolaria Bohemiae et Moraviae (600 - 1346). Band I.1/I.2/II.1II.2.//III.I/III/2/IV.1 und IV.2, 4 Bände in 8 Bänden,

      - - Nachdr. der Ausg. Prag, Greger, 1892/neuwertig/original verlagsfrisch verschweißt - Gewicht in Gramm: 5310 Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 2007. Zusammen 4.260 S., Leinen mit Goldprägung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung sämmtlicher Drucksachen des Hauses der Abgeordneten aus der XVII. Legislaturperiode, IV. Session, 1892. Band I - IV cpl.

      Moeser, Berlin 1892 - Enthält die Drucksachen des Jahres 1892 in diesen 4 Bänden fast cpl. Enhält die Drucksachen Nr. 1 - 261 mit zusammen ca. 4000 Seiten. ( Es fehlt die separat gebundene Drucksache Nr. 15 mit dem Etat für 1892/1893. ). Mit zahlreichen Tabellen sowie einigen farbigen Karten. ( Drucksache Nr. 33: " Denkschrift über die Ausführung des Gesetzes vom 26.April 1886, betreffend die Beförderung Deutscher Ansiedelungen in den Provinzen Westpreußen und Posen, für das Jahr 1891 " mit 1 Lageplan der Provinz Posen, enthaltend die von der Ansiedelungs-Commission erworbenen Güter-und Bauernwirtschaften " / Lageplan der Provinz Westpreussen, enthaltend die von der Ansiederlungs-Commission erworbenen Güter- und Bauernwirtschaften / Drucksache Nr. 121: " Einen weiteren zwischen Preussen und Bremen wegen Erweiterung des Bremischen Staatsgebietes nördlich von Bremerhaven unterm 14.d.Mts. abgeschlossenen Vertrag " mit 1 großen Plan von Bremerhaven ) Goldgeprägte Ohlrd, 4°. Einbände etwas berieben, innen Exlibris, Bibliotheksvermerk. Dekorative Reihe. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 14000 Gramm ) ( Lagerort LG ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Das Kaiserbuch, anno 1891, aus d. Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen

      Herrig Hans, 1845-1892 - Herrig, Hans Das Kaiserbuch. Acht Jahrhunderte deutscher Geschichte von Karl dem Großen bis Maximilian I. Mückenberger, Berlin (1891). 448 S., III Bl. mit zahlr. Photogravüren u. teils farb. lithogr. Tafeln, Abbildungen u. Vignetten v. Theodor Kutschmann. 4°. Orig. Ledereinband, Goldschnitt, Innenkantenvergoldung. Gering berieben, repräsentativ, aus der HOFBIBLIOTHEK DONAUESCHINGEN. Prachtvoll ausgestatteter Band mit zahlreichen Chromolithographien, lithographierten Vignetten u. Photogravüren. Illustrationen v. Theodor Kutschmann. Erstausgabe. GEDRUCKT BEI OTTO VON HOLTEN KUNST UND BUCHDRUCKEREI BERLIN [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1892. Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti. Small octavo (151 × 95 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in royal blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. A couple of very minor marks else an excellent copy in a fine binding. First English edition.

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        Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

      Harper & Brothers 1892 - FIRST US EDITION. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. Crimson cloth with gilt lettering, black stamping. 421 p. with two pages of ads at rear. Good condition. Cloth rubbed along edges and a bit frayed and chipped. Binding appears to have been repaired inexpertly. Hinge at rear a bit free. A good copy of the first American appearance of Hardy's classic novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Afghan Wars.: 1839-42 and 1878-80.

      London Seeley & Co. 1892 - An extremely handsome copy of the large paper issue of the first edition in an Eton presentation tree calf gilt-tooled binding. A little light foxing to plates. First edition pp.337, 4 portraits, 5 plans.

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        The Soft Porcelain of Sevres, With an Historical Introduction

      1892. GARNIER, Édouard. The Soft Porcelain of Sèvres, with an Historical Introduction. [2] ff., 32 pp. Half-title, title printed in red and black. With 50 full-page chromolithographic plates with additional gouache coloring and heightened with gold, depicting over 250 different porcelain pieces, captions printed on a separate leaf preceding each plate; a few lithographic text illustrations. Folio, 441 x 315, bound in publisher's cloth-backed boards. London: John C. Nimmo, 1892.|~||~||~||~| |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition in English of an important survey of the porcelaine tendre of the French national porcelain manufactory at Sèvres and a spectacular work of chromolithography. Founded in 1738 and still active today, Sèvres porcelain overtook Meissen as the most influential center of European porcelain production in the eighteenth century. Garnier's introduction contains an interesting history of the early years of the state-sponsored factory, when production was dominated by soft porcelain, a capricious, fragile, but beautiful material, developed to emulate Chinese porcelain-making techniques. The technique was abandoned by the end of the century, making the specimens produced during its heyday all the more precious to collectors. The marvelously luminous quality of the porcelain is beautifully conveyed in the exquisitely printed and colored plates, some of which exhibit a breath-taking three-dimensionality. Additional documentary interest is provided by the identification of the current owners and locations of each piece on the caption leaves preceding each plate. A very fine copy of this masterpiece of chromolithography. |~|

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        Claudius Bombarnac - Le château des Carpathes

      1892. relié. DeCollectionCommeNeuf. Hetzel, s.d.(1892). In/4 percaline éditeur au portrait collé, tranches dorées, 55 illustrations de L. Benett, dont 12 planches en chromotypographie, 2 cartes en couleurs, 285 et 199 p., 4 f. de catalogue (nouveautés 1892-1893). Exemplaire extrêmement frais hormis une coiffe inférieure légèrement amortie. Un écrit en page de garde. Biblio Philippe Jauzac p. 267.

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        [The Works.]

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat,, 1892. 30 volumes, octavo. Recent light brown crushed half morocco, raised bands forming compartments to spine ruled in gilt, titles direct to second and third gilt, others with foliate cornerpieces and central arabesque devices gilt with circular green morocco onlays, marbled sides ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Vignette title-pages printed in red and black, 200 plates with captioned tissue guards. A fine set. Limited edition, numbered 148 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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        THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read

      New York and Chicago: F. T. Neely, Publisher,. [1892]. original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green.. Touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips, cloth dust soiled, De. Foe's bookplate on front paste-down, a very good copy of a scarce. book that is rarely found in nice condition. (#149996). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Granville to "my friend" Louis V. De Foe on copyright page. "A doctor-scientist and his faithful bushman companion discover a new race in an Australian desert - a cross between a lost tribe of bushmen and some pugnacious kangaroos! These four- foot balls are ruled by a white woman who had been stranded among them as a child. Like Twain's Hank Morgan, the doctor revolutionizes the native culture with mechanical wonders. The final result is a technologically sophisticated land where governments, judges, lawyers, and police are unnecessary because of the new morality inspired by the doctor's explosives and ideals." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 909. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 349. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 51-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06243. Wright (III) 2243. Not in Lewis, Negley or Sargent.

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        Durch das Land der Skipetaren EA,

      Freiburg i.B., Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1892., - Kl.-8° Carl May`s gesammelte Reiseromane Band V Durch das Land der Skipetaren Reiseerlebnisse von Carl May, hrsg. Freiburg i.Br., Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, o.J. (EA 1892), kl 8° in der seltenen Original-Halbleder-Ausgabe mit Lederecken u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln, 597 S ein sehr gutem Sammlerzustand. (Rücken m. Prägung tadellos, minimal best. Kanten, Vorderdeckel leicht berieben, 1 Besitzerstempel auf Titelbl. u. Titelbl. leicht fleckig, sehr schöne Marmorierung); gesamt sehr guter Zustand. (rar!) Best.Nr.20363 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 950

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        BORN OF FLAME: A ROSICRUCIAN STORY .

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-299 [300: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in orange. First edition. An eccentric occult novel. The ghost of a woman who possessed great paranormal abilities walks the countryside. Her effects are preserved in a haunted house where a vital force shocks those who touch her books. Dr. Aubrey Grotius, a psychiatrist, investigates the mystery and is killed in a psychic explosion. Bizarre cosmology includes earliest humans migrated from the Moon; first people in America were tiny dwarfs, etc. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1297. Bleiler (1978), p. 155. Reginald 11275. Slight spine lean, touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#148840) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LYRIC LOVE

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1892. n. Hardcover. 159 x 105 mm (6 1/4 x 4 1/8"). xxii, 238 pp. Edited by William Watson. LOVELY CONTEMPORARY BLUE-GRAY CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY AND ELABORATELY GILT, BY BUMPUS (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with delicate filigree frame and large, densely intricate central medallion composed of hundreds of small tools, fan-shaped cornerpieces of similar design, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central medallion and scrolling cornerpieces, pastedowns framed by turquoise morocco with gilt filigree borders, fleuron cornerpieces, and alternating dot and crescent tools along the four sides, ivory silk endleaves, all edges gilt. With title page vignette. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Victoria Sackville-West (see below). Spine sunned to a pleasant slightly darker blue-green, joints with just a hint of wear, light offsetting to free endleaves from turn-ins (as usual), isolated corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but a most attractive little book, especially smooth and clean internally, and in a flamboyant binding showing almost no wear. This is a romantic book in terms of its contents, a fine piece of work in terms of its binding, and an intriguing object in terms of its special provenance. The text comprises a collection of 206 love poems ranging from old anonymous ballads to sonnets by the titans of English literature. The editor, poet and literary critic William Watson (1858-1935) has arranged these thematically into "Love's Tragedies," "Romance of Love," "Love's Philosophy," "Love and Nature," "Chivalric Love," "Love's Divine Comedy," "The Wings of Eros," and "Love with Many Lyres." The binding, signed "J. Bumpus, 350 Oxford St.," is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings were done at the premises of the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780, and he suggests that the Oxford Street address appearing in our volume was the bindery's long-standing location, encompassing the Victorian period and beyond. The filigree work on the covers is extremely delicate and complex, and no doubt took many hours and great skill to execute. Our former owner, Victoria Sackville-West (1862-1936), best known as the mother of writer Vita Sackville-West, was a fascinating woman in her own right. The illegitimate daughter of diplomat Lionel Sackville Sackville-West, second Baron Sackville, and his long-time mistress, Spanish dancer Josefa de la Oliva, Victoria was born in Paris, travelled widely in Europe, and later accompanied her father to his posting in Washington, D.C. On their return to London, she was accepted by British society and married her first cousin, Lionel Edward Sackville-West, who subsequently inherited her father's title and the family estate of Knole. A cultured and intelligent woman, Victoria was the great friend of Sir John Murry Scott, secretary to Sir Richard Wallace and residual legatee of the famed Wallace art collection. He left most of his estate--more than $6,000,000--to Victoria, a decision the courts upheld over the objections of Scott's family. Someone, probably Victoria herself, has pencilled a cross beside a title in the table of contents, a poem by ancestor Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset.

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        Episoden des Untergangs.

      - Quart. Mit 1 signierten Original-Lithographie als Frontispiz und 27 Illustrationen (davon 1 ganzseitig und eine Initiale) nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. 137 S. Originalpergament mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration des Künstlers (verkleinerte Wiederaufnahme der letzten Textillustration: Nackter Jüngling, vom Speer durchbohrt) und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Kongeniale Verbindung der den Untergang der Welt beschreibenden Prosa Schmidts mit den dazu in ihrer Intensität passenden drastischen Illustrationen Kubins, hier in der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer signierten Originallithographie Kubins und einer handschriftlichen Widmung des Verfassers. - Kubin Bücher, Bd.1. - Raabe 302; Horodisch A 51 (Normalausgabe); Marks A 92; siehe Raabe-Expressionismus, 265,5 und Kosch XV, S. 415 (für Schmidt). - Roberto Renato Schmidt (1892 - 1948) begründete den Merlin-Verlag und leitete ihn seit 1925. In einer rauschhaften gesteigerten Schilderung beschreibt der Verfasser einen kurzen Lebensabschnitt eines gewissen Rolfs. Szenen, die sich wie kurze Schlaglichter oder 'Episoden' aneinanderreihen, beschreiben die Welt als Morast, dem niemand entkommt. Es ist die Zeit des ersten Weltkrieges; die Philosophie und Wissenschaft sind hilflos angesichts des Schreckens. Gott wird als ein "Selbst Verlorener, Selbst Verstoßener, Selbst Entfernter" (S. 35) beschrieben. Die Hoffnung - von Rolf - daß "all dies ringsum [ ] vermodern [muß], das Neues entstehen kann" (S. 72) erweißt sich als Trug; aus dem "Untergang" erwächst kein Neuanfang. Wie unausweichlich von Beginn an das endgültige Verderben droht, fängt Kubin - quasi als Rahmen der Geschichte - in seinem Frontispiz und in der Illustration seiner Schlußvignette ein: Der Tod, mit Pfeil und Bogen bereit zum Schuß, tötet den Jüngling, der vom Pfeil durchbohrt, zusammenfällt. - Die Vorzugsausgabe besteht aus 50 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Juball-Bütten mit jeweils signierter Originallithographie. Nr.1 - 20 sind dabei in Ganzleder gebunden, jedem dieser Exemplare ist eine Originalzeichnung Kubins beigefügt. Nr. 21 - 50 sind in Ganzpergament gebunden; vorliegend ist dies die Nr. 41. - Die handschriftliche Widmung des Verfassers lautet: Herr Dr. W. Maag/ gewidmet/ vom Verfasser/ RRSchmidt/ Lugano/ 3.Juli.1937". - Pergamentdeckel leicht aufgebogen. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Select Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Edited, with a prefatory note, by J. R. Tutin

      Griffith, Farran & Co, 1892. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        KAI GA CHO, KAMPO, KAGETOSHI, BAIREI, YOSHIFUMI KATEI &c.: A Salute to Ancient Painters.

      A MARVELOUS RENDERING OF BEAUTIFUL COLOR ART IN WOODBLOCKS Tokyo [1892] - , Okuma. Stitched stiff wrs., vol 2 of 2 vol setblocks carved by Minokichi, complete in itself, 23 doublefolded leaves [ie 46p.], 40p. color woodblock prints, handprinted on hand made paper, 16 x 14.5 cm., very good. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Mekha'a Gedola

      1892 - Backed, in acid free mylar envelope, slight damage to two words.

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Across Thibet Being A Translation of "De Paris Au Tonking A Travers Le Tibet Inconnu"'

      New York: Cassell Publishing Company. 1892., 1892. First US edition. Octavo, pp. xiii, 417. Publisher's brown cloth with a bevelled edge. Gilt titles and portrait of a Tibetan to the spine. A evocative rendering of a camel train adorns the front cover under a decorative title. Gilt top edge, other edges untrimmed. Fold out map housed in pouch on front pastedown, in good condition but starting to split on some of the folds. Numerous illustrations throughout. Some bumping to the headcap, tail, and corners. Internally very clean, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Complete Poetical Works

      Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press,, 1892. The text newly collated and revised and edited with a memoir and notes by George Edward Woodberry. 8 volumes, octavo. Contemporary full blue calf by Riviere and Son, raised bands milled gilt forming six compartments to spine, red and brown morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and fourth respectively, elaborate central fleurons and foliate cornerpieces to remaining compartments gilt, French fillet to sides gilt, inner dentelles extending over board-edges gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to vol. I, half-titles and title-pages printed in red and black with publisher's woodcut device to the former. Spines attractively sunned to green, light toning to edges and binder's blanks. A fine set. First Woodberry edition, large-paper issue, this set number 237 of 250 and considerably enhanced by a highly attractive binding of full calf gilt. The Riverside Press was established in Boston in 1852 by Henry Houghton, later co-founder of Houghton Mifflin. The trade issue of the Woodberry Shelley was divided into four volumes rather than eight.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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