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        The Works of Tennyson

      Macmillan and Co., London. 1892-1903., 1892. 9 vols., 8vo (7¼ x 9¼ inches). Contemporary half green morocco, gilt to spine and top edge. Occasional very light foxing, a little rubbing to corners. A very good set.

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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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        Instructions for the Guidance of the Captains and Commanding Officers of Her Majesty's Ships of War Employed in the Suppression of the Slave Trade.

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1892.. 8vo. Volume 1 (of 2) only. XIV, 259, (1) pp. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped spine.. Contains, inter alia, the full text of the treaties signed by the British between 1820 and 1847 with the Sheikh of Bahrein, Chiefs Hassan Bin Rama and Hassan Bin Ali, Sultan Bin Sugger, Sheikh of Ras al-Khaima and Sharjah, Sheikh Makhtum bin Bultys (Buttye) of Dubai, as well as Abdul Aziz bin Rashid, Sheikh of Ajman; Shaikh Abdullah bin Rahid of Amalgavine, Sheikh Khalifa bin Shakbool of Ras al-Khaima and Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi. - Occasional foxing. - OCLC 17932251.

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        The Works 6 Volumes

      Constable, London - Geoffrey de Mandeville (1892); Peerage and Family Hilstory (1901); Feudal England (1909); Peerage and Pedigree 2 volumes (1910); Family Origins 1930. 8VO (213 x 211mm. Contemporary blue half-morooco gilt by Maltby of Oxford, t.e.g. Armorial Book plates of Leonard Barry with gilt crest to bindings, bw plates, pp461; 496; 587; 362; 408; 302 with indexes to each volume. Light foxing mainly to page edges. A rare opportunity to acquire a set of Round's works. There is some pencil annotation and underlining relating to previous owner's research.Multiple volumes which will require extra shipping. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1892. The Artists' Edition, Limited to 750 copies of which this No. 345. Hardcover. Overall a bright tight clean set. volumes show joint lines but all are strong, none started.. Fifteen volumes, complete, bound in 30 volumes by the Riverside Press in red half morocco with raised bands and marbled boards, gilt titles to spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures. A superb set containing four volumes on the Life and Letters of the Author by John T. Morse. BAL #9033.

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        When I Lived in Bohemia. Papers selected from the portfolio of Peter - esq

      Bristol, Arrowsmith. London, Simkin Marshall. (1892)., 1892. Mystery. First edition. Small 8vo. Publisher's terracotta cloth titled and decorated in black and gilt to spine and front board. Some soiling to the cloth, nevertheless a very good, tight copy. Internally clean, ownership to pastedown and front flyleaf. Illustrated throughout. A novel presented in the form of a collection of nostalgic short stories interspersed with verse. Scarce in this UK edition, though more commonly found in the US Tait edition. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV.

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        Precis de l'Art Arabe et Materiaux pour servir a l'Histoire, a la Theorie et a la Technique des Arts de l'Orient Musulman. 4 parts en 2 vols.

      Paris Ernest Leroux 1892. g.e. Priv.Hlnbde. Format: 4°. Part 1: L'Architecture. Koubbes, Minarets, Voutes, Stalactites, Entrees, Portes, Fenetres, etc. (16 pp. + 90 planches), Part 2: Les Applications (Faiences. - Pierres. - Marbres). Pavements, Lambris et Placages, Marqueteries, Mosaiques et Incrustations (II pp., 22 pp. + 60 planches / planche 4, 15, 16, 34, 35 manquent), Part 3: La Menuiserie. Moucharabyeh, Plafonds, Portes, Claires-Voies, Stalactites, Meubles, Ciselure, Marqueterie, etc.(25 pp. + 100 planches / planche 3 manque, planche 4 + 5 unterlegt), Part 4: (50 planches / planches 7 + 8 manquent); Bibliotheksstempel u. etiketten, Bände chronologisch falsch gebunden

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      Estes and Lauriat, Boston 1892 - Holland Paper Edition, limited to 500 copies, this no. 148. 30 Volumes. Illustrated with etchings and photogravures. Beautifully bound in half tan crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and ornate panel ornaments featuring small green onlays in each. Holland Paper Edition, limited to 500 copies, this no. 148. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vom Nil, Tagebuchblatter während des Aufenthalts in Egypten im Winter 1890/91. Als Manuscript gedruckt,

      Karlsruhe, Braun'sche Hofbuchdruckerei, 1892 - Mit 35 Lichtdrucktafeln nach eigenen photographischen Aufnahmen, zahlr. Textabb. u. 1 farblithogr. Faltkarte, 2 Bll., 163 Seiten, AUßERGEWÖHNLICH GUT ERHALTENES UND FRISCHES EXEMPLAR DIESES SEHR SELTENEN TITELS, lediglich das Titelblatt mit mimimalen Fleckchen, Reisebericht über eine mehrmonatige Reise der auf den Spuren der Pharaonen von Victoria, Kronprinzessin von Schweden und Norwegen, Prinzessin von Baden. Viktoria, genannt Vicky, wurde als zweites Kind von Großherzog Friedrich I. von Baden und seiner Gattin Luise, der Tochter des späteren Kaisers Wilhelm I., in Karlsruhe geboren. Sie heiratete 1881 den Kronprinzen Gustav von Schweden und Norwegen, der 1907 als Gustav V. König von Schweden wurde. Sie entwickelte ein Interesse für Archäologie, ließ Ausgrabungen durchführen und begann mit dem Sammeln ägyptischer Altertümer, die sie mit weiteren Stiftungen später dem Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Uppsala schenkte. 1895 erhielt das Institut von der königlichen Familie die Erlaubnis, in Anerkennung dieser Schenkungen seine Sammlungen unter dem Namen Victoriamuseet för egyptiska fornsaker (Victoria Museum für ägyptische Altertümer) zu führen, unter dem das Museum bis heute als ständige Sammlung des Museum Gustavianum an der Universität Uppsala firmiert. Sprache: de 24x30, grünes farbig illustriertes O Ln mit reicher Goldprägung und Voll-Rotschnitt, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Christmas Carol

      Good with no dj. Knight, no date but circa 1892, Boston. Hardcover. Very rare. 16 plates with tissue guards by I.M. Gaugengigl and T.V. Chominski , top edge gilt, embossed brown and white covers with gilt lettering and design. 121pp. The binding is solid, rear hinge webbing showing, covers have foxing, no markings inside except owner signature dated 1899, pages clean. There is also a scarce earlier edition in 1890 by Nuims & Knight.

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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, scontò 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 attività giornalistica e di pubblicista. Iseo 12 Maggio 1892. Una pagina in - 8. Ella conserva l'ardore giovanile, e quindi è impaziente pel rinnovamento dell'Italia. Che si prepara bensà, ma lentamente, e coordinata al rinnovamento dell'Europa. Purtroppo dobbiamo pazientare ancora. Avremo un Ministero nuovo in coloro, come fu quello onesto di Rudinà, che si fece cadere per ambizioni personali, non patriottismo. Il ministero nuovo durerà pure, ed alle strette vorrà 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 indennità ai Deputati?. B. Lettera autografa firmata di risposta di Ercole Strada a Rosa. Pralboino li 25 maggio 1892. Egregio Amico?penso alla responsabilità 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 passò a Giovanni Giolitti, inaugurando l'età giolittianA


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        Winslow Homer writes from his Scarborough Beach studio in Maine

      Scarboro Beach [Maine], November 2,1892. 8" x10.5". "Autograph Document Signed ""Winslow Homer N.A."" in dark pencil, 1p, 8"" x 10.5"". Scarboro Beach [Maine], November 2, 1892. Minor flaws. Fine condition.In full, ""Thomas Murrey --- has been employed by my Father for the past four months. He has been very faithful to the interests of his employer during that time, & under the most provoking conditions has preserved a pleasant manner, doing his work cheerfully. He is strictly temperate. I reccomend [sic] him to any one who chooses to direct him in any industry. Winslow Homer N.A.""A full member of the National Academy is elected from the highest ranks of American artists and architects. Members are identified using ""NA"" (National Academician) after the member's signature. The National Academy was founded in 1825 ""to promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition.""Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, the Winslow Homer Studio is the studio and home of the artist Winslow Homer, located on what is now Winslow Homer Road on Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. His family's carriage house was altered for Winslow Homer in 1884 by Maine architect John Calvin Stevens who even moved the building 100 feet for added privacy from his brother's home. During the winter, Homer often painted from the balcony, the width of the house. Winslow Homer moved from Manhattan to Scarborough in 1884, living and painting there for the rest of his life. His father, Charles Homer, Sr., for whom Thomas Murrey worked, lived next door.Among the watercolors completed by Winslow Homer in 1892 were The Blue Boat, Hound and Hunter, On the Trail, and Boy Fishing."

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        Schnepfenthal" originales Aquarell ca. 32x44cm; unten rechts betitelt und datiert "28.6.(19)14"; verso handschriftlich bezeichnet

      - Blattränder mit kleineren Läsuren und unfrisch. Edward Harrison war ab 1892 Schüler des bekannten Thüringer Internats in Schnepfenthal.

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        The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards

      Cambridge at the University Press, England 1892 - 417 pages. Index. Appendices. Footnotes. List of sixty black and white illustrations. A rare surviving copy of this important reference, made all the more engaging by today's environment of competing fiat currency devaluations. "Hitherto Numismatists when stydying the Origines of Coinage had confined themselves to the materials presented to them in the earliest money of Lydia, Greece and Italy, and on the other hand the Metrologists had almost completely limited their range of observation to the systems of Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome. As the Comparative Method has yielded such excellent results in the study of other human institutions, I have endeavoured by its aid to get some new principles which may throw some fresh light on the first beginnings of monetary and weight systems." - from Preface. Attractive gilt decoration upon green front board. Legible gilt lettering upon backstrip. Average external soiling and wear. Several chips from and lengthy openings along backstrip which has become brittle with age. Narrow opening along most of front hinge. Back hinge open. Bookplate inconspicuously removed inside front board. Unmarked. A tender but worthy copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-39

      London by the Author 1841 [1892] - First of the 1892 issue, reprinted from the original 1841 sheets. Provenance: early ownership of Railroad magnet Robert H. Sayre, of Pennsylvania. With 400 illustrations carefully engraved from the author’s original sketches, with 3 maps (one folding). Large 8vo, publisher's original bright red cloth, lettered in gilt and black and highly decorated with gilt and black pictorial vignettes on upper covers and spine panels. viii, 264; 266 pp. A handsome and attractive set, very bright with just minor wear or evidence of age to the head and tail-bands, inner hinges strengthened, some initial leaves re-inserted, evidence of old labels at the rear pastedowns, very light, unobtrusive stamps at the edges, some separation at the joining of the paste-downs and free-flies as is rather typical, internally quite fresh and clean, . FIRST OF THE 1892 EDITION, PRINTED IN LONDON FROM THE ORIGINAL 1841 SHEETS. "Catlin visited forty-eight tribes in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys and on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains during his eight years' travel. His object was to paint portraits of men and women in every tribe, together with views of villages, games, etc. The two volumes are a series of fifty-eight letters written while the author was among the Indians. They form an unusually entertaining narrative of travels in an almost unknown region, and at the same time are of great value in their descriptions of Indian life" (Larned 616). The American editions included far fewer illustrations than this London edition. The etchings are extremely well executed and ar faithful representations of the scenes Catlin witnessed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Choice Ferns for the Garden, Conservatory, and Stove: Describing and Giving Explicit Cultural Directions. [3 Volume Set]

      L. Upcott Gill 1892 - Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 3 volume set. Vol. I, from Introduction to Athyrium, folding frontis, vii, 666pp. Vol. II, from Blechnum to Nothochlaena, colour frontis, viii, 621pp. Vol. III, from Ochropteris to Woodwardia, colour frontis, vi, 457pp. 67 black and white or tinted plates (some folding), 21 chromolithograph plates. original blind and giltstamped cloth. gilt titles to spines and front boards, all edges gilt. Corners scuffed. Slight fraying to head and tail of spines. Inner hinges split, with rear inner hinge split to vol 3. Previous owner's name to half-titles. Slight foxing to first and last few pages of each volume, with occasional foxing to contents. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "A small collection, as below"

      English Lake District. 1892-1926. "Grasmere village, and its dialect is native to the Lake District, home to Romantic Poets, including Wordsworth and Coleridge, and a number of their descendants, several of whom were poets themselves. William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere for many years, and is buried there. In his poem ?"Farewell?", he calls the village ?"eminently fair?" and the ?"loveliest spot that man hath ever found.?" The dialect spoken in Grasmere, which was in the historic county of Westmorland, though it is currently regarded as part of Cumbria, has been exemplified and preserved in what came to be called the Grasmere village dramas or the Grasmere dialect plays, which were produced and performed in the village for decades, starting in the 1890s. The undisputed founder of the series of Grasmere dialect dramas was Charlotte Maria Fletcher (1854-1926), a great granddaughter of Wordsworth?'s great friend Eliza Fletcher. An early and evocative commentator on the Grasmere drama was Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (1851- 1920), the indefatigable writer and conservationist, who was one of the founders of the National Trust, and chaplain to King George V. Long a resident and champion of the Lake Country, Rawnsley wrote: ?"at the Grasmere play one can sit for a couple of hours and hear in its unashamed quaintness and racy humour the real folk-speech of the people.?" He claimed the instigators of the dramatic movement in Grasmere insisted the plays always ?"be in the home dialect?". He singled out ?"Miss Charlotte Fletcher?" as the ?"prime mover in this dramatic revival?" (Rawnsley, Months at the Lakes, 1906, p. 11). 1) [Fletcher, Charlotte Maria.] The Dalesmen, or Lebberthwaite's Farm. A Melodrama in Four Acts. Written for the Grasmere Temperence Society, Ambleside: ""Herald"" Printing Works, Xmas, 1892. 8vo, pp. 21; original drab wrappers, stitching loosening. The extremely rare first play in the series of Grasmere dialect dramas. No copy in COPAC or OCLC. Eight pages of our copy have manuscript annotations or revisions, some extensively altering or expanding the dialogue. On the cover is the ownership inscription of Dorothy Kirkby, dated 1893. The online catalogue of the British Library attributes one of Charlotte Fletcher?'s later plays, The Testing o?' John Trueman, to a pair of co-authors: Charlotte Maria Fletcher and Dorothy Kirkby. Almost certainlt this is the same Kirkby. The fact that Kirkby would collaborate with Fletcher after the time of The Dalesmen makes this a particularly interesting copy, and one wonders if the manuscript markings here are perhaps Kirkby?'s or even Fletcher?'s. 2) Fletcher, Charlotte Maria. Hester?'s Troth and How She Kept It: A Village Drama by Charlotte M. Fletcher. With Song by H. D. Rawnsley [cover title], 8vo, pp. 53; original printed wrappers, n.p., n.d. [Ambleside?, 1903]. No copy is listed under the title Hester?'s Troth in COPAC or OCLC. There is, however, something catalogued as Hester?'s Tooth and How She Kept it [1903] in COPAC, which finds only a single copy, at Oxford. This copy of this play has brief, neat MS annotations on 36 pages, most being stage directions. 3) [program for:] Hester?'s Troth: A Village Drama by Charlotte M. Fletcher on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, January 19th, 20th, and 21st, 1904, in the Grasmere Hall. 8vo, unpaged bifolium; printed on pink paper. This program, for the January 1904 performances of Hester?'s Troth, is likely unrecorded No copy in COPAC or OCLC. The program includes text which is not in the book of the play itself: for instance, there is ?"A Prologue?" in verse by ?"H. D. R.?" - undoubtedly Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (1851-1920), well-known as a contributor to and supporter of early Grasmere drama. For more on Rawnsley, see Oxford DNB and Wikipedia. For his own account of Grasmere dramas, see his essay ?"The Grasmere Dialect Play?" in his memoir, Months at the Lakes (1906), pp. 7-17. Somewhat later, in 1918, Rawnsley would marry Eleanor Foster Simpson (1873- 1959), one of the chief writers of Grasmere dialect plays after Fletcher stopped writing them herself. Simpson was a family friend of Beatrix Potter, who lived nearby, and who wrote on these figures and Grasmere culture in her published Letters (1989), edited by Judy Taylor. 4)Fletcher, Charlotte Maria. ?"A Daughter of the Dales?": A Drama of Westmorland Village Life by C. M. Fletcher -- 1901 (Adapted by E. F. Simpson) [cover title]. Grasmere, 1909. 8vo, pp. 48; original printed wrappers. COPAC locates only the British Library and Oxford copies. COPAC finds only one copy of another edition, also at Oxford, with a slightly different title, A Daughter o?' the Dales, and is dated conjecturally to ?"[1900]?". OCLC adds UNC-Chapel Hill. 5) [program for:] ?"A Daughter of the Dales?": A Village Drama in Four Acts on Monday, Jan. 11th, and Tuesday, Jan. 12th, at 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Jan. 14th, and Saturday, Jan. 16th, at 3 p.m., 1909, in the Grasmere Hall. 8vo, bifolium, text on 3 pages. This program, for the January 1909 run of A Daughter of the Dales is rare. The British Library has the only holding. The program gives the names of twenty-six actors and singers who took part in the play -- this information not being present in the book of the play itself. The verso of the second leaf has three brief MS annotations, commenting on the quality of the performances of the actors. 6) Fletcher, Charlotte Maria. Echoes of Easedale by C. M. Fletcher. Ambleside: printed by George Middleton, The St. Oswald Press, 1926. 12mo, pp. [4] obituiary notice of Fletcher, 66; original cloth-backed printed boards. This is Fletcher?'s collected verse, published posthumously. COPAC finds copies only at the British Library and Oxford. OCLC finds no copies in the United States, adding only the University of Victoria, Canada. An informative four-page notice gives Fletcher?'s life, highlighting her role as the founder of the Grasmere dramas: ?"Miss Fletcher was the originator of the Grasmere dialect plays, which have since become such an important feature of the winter life of the village. In 1893, unable to find a suitable play, she wrote, rehearsed, and produced The Dalesman within three weeks. Three other plays, A Daughter of the Dales, The Testing of John Trueman, and Hester?'s Troth, were written by her. [...] During the last few months she collected and revised her poems for publication.?" Numerous poems in Echoes of Easedale touch on Grasmere life and on people involved with the plays, such as Canon Rawnsley. Easedale was the cottage in Grasmere in which Fletcher lived in her later years. This copy also has a newspaper article, ?"Miss Fletcher, A Memory?" by ?"E. Chadwick?", loosely laid in. It too touches on the Grasmere dramas."

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      1892 - Barcelona. 1892. 105p. 32X22. 50p. Tela y relieves. Compañia Trasatlantica. Original bitacora del viaje desde Cadiz a Barcelona mediante el Buque de Vapor "Ciudad de Santander", contiene todas las descripciones y experiencias acaecidas en el viaje por Salvador Requena. A parte la obra contiene un dibujo original del viaje dibujado por uno de sus tripulantes. Extremadamente raro ejemplar. Único. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca VJ. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Samuel Smith pens a complete fair copy of his epic poem "America," featuring all four original stanzas

      n.p., October 31, 1892. 5.5" x 8". "Autograph Manuscript Signed, ""S. F. Smith,"" 2 pages (facing sheets of lined paper), 5.5"" x 8"", [n.p.], October 31, 1892, being a complete fair copy of his epic poem, ""America,"" best known today by the poem's opening line: ""My country, 'tis of thee."" Mounting remnants on verso, clean and straight tear along left blank margin mostly repaired on verso, extremely light toning, else very good condition. A fine example of Smith's poetry which reads in full: ""America My country, 'tis of thee,Sweet land of liberty,Of thee I sing;Land where my fathers died,Land of the pilgrims' pride,From ev'ry mountainsideLet freedom ring! My native country, thee,Land of the noble free,Thy name I love;I love thy rocks and rills,Thy woods and templed hills;My heart with rapture thrills,Like that above. Let music swell the breeze,And ring from all the treesSweet freedom's song;Let mortal tongues awake;Let all that breathe partake;Let rocks their silence break,The sound prolong. Our fathers' God to Thee,Author of liberty,To Thee we sing.Long may our land be bright,With freedom's holy light,Protect us by Thy might,Great God our King. S. F. Smith Written in 1832 Oct 31m, 1892"""

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      London: John C. Nimmo, 1892. Third Edition, newly revised, corrected and enlarged with 248 fine litographic plates finished by hand, half-titles and title pages to each volume. Original publisher's dark green-blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to the spine, gilt vignette of a birds nest to the centre of the front boards, blind-stamped decoration. Bindings very good, a little general wear only, slight rubbing to extremities, a few corners a little worn, gilt bright. Original green end papers to all volumes. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, spotting to page edges, volume 3 a few roughly cut top edges, a reverse of endpapers, plates very clean and bright, no foxing to plates or text. A handsome set in the publisher's original bright livery. We also have the fourth edition listed on our website. . Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (18 x 28cm).

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        Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks

      8 platinum prints, 15.5 x 12.0 ins, mounted on original card 25 x 19 ins with printed titles on card, some foxing on images no.5 and 6, preserved in the original portfolio case with ties, rebacked in goatskin, internally lined with archival paper, upper cover lettered gilt Glasgow Harbour and Docks.View of Glasgow Bridge, from South Side. June 1892 An impressive scene of bustling activity ?"heavily loaded horse drawn wagons and carts crossing the bridge, people and a horse drawn omnibus with advertising hoarding Van Houten?s Cocoa on the side with passengers seated on the upper deck. On the Clyde a small open steam driven cargo boat is moored. and another steam vessel is passing under the bridge. In the background the buildings of the city of Glasgow with advertising hoardings clearly visible ?" Paisley?s Store, Paisley?s Clothiers, Wilsons Colosseum, Blind & Sunshade Manufacturers, Nestlé?s Milk.Also known as the Jamaica Street Bridge, built by Thomas Telford in 1836, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1899. [Annan 10164]North-West corner of South Pier. Prince?s Dock, in course of construction, September 1894. Showing arrangement of concrete cylinders and chock piles there, and building on top of cylinders of South Wall of centre basin. In the background five steam cranes and a steam locomotive. [Annan 1039] View of Queen?s Dock, looking East from West Wall. May,1896 Showing in foreground stern of moored steamboat Eliza, Dublin, a steam boat in the river, and in the background many moored steam and masted ships.Queen?s Dock at Stobcross on the north bank offered nearly two miles of quayside from its opening in 1880. The dock was home to the Clan Line for ships bound for South Africa, City Line whose vessels visited the ports along the coast of India and Donaldson Line which specialised in trade with North America. Looking East from entrance to Graving Docks, showing entrance to Prince?s Dock. May, 1896 View of many masted ships in the background behind warehouses, two ships and a small rowing boat in the expanse of the waterway.Three Graving dry docks were built for the Clyde Navigation Trust between 1869 and 1898, the first dock opening in 1875, the second larger dock in 1886 and the third and largest in 1898. They were extensively used for winter overhauls and refits of Clyde steamers.Looking East from Govan Passenger Wharf. May, 1896 View of Glasgow Harbour with a Clutha river steam ferry in the middle of the river loaded with many passengers on the open deck. In the background many masted ships docked at the quayside.Looking West from East End to Steamboat Wharf. June, 1896 View of two Clutha river steam ferries [ferries going up and down the river Clyde, rather than across, were known as ?Cluthas? and first introduced in 1864 when six were introduced. By 1899 there were twelve plying between Victoria Bridge and Whiteinch Ferry covering three miles and the charge was one penny. By 1903 the Cluthas had ceased with the introduction of electric trams] with many passengers on deck in the foreground, an unidentified paddle steamer moored up at the quay with people boarding and in the background masted ships. On the quayside a bustling scene of wagons, carts, people and children. In the background the hoarding ?Columba and Iona?.The steam ferries are the Daniel Adamson which is leaving while the paddle steamer S.S..Iona [built 1863 by J & Thomson, of Govan] is still positioning herself ready to reverse into her berth. More details are visible of the quayside where there are bales of hay stacked up and an area reserved for boarding the famed MacBrayne?s steamers, Columba and Iona.Known as the Broomielaw. the Scottish civil engineer, Thomas Telford who redesigned the Broomielaw quays to handle the busy steamboat traffic as thousands of immigrants came over from Ireland in the mid 19th Century to work in the new industries generated by the Industrial Revolution.No.3 Graving Dock, looking outwards from head. April, 1898. Prince?s Dock, looking East from West End. May, 1898.View of Prince?s Dock looking towards Pacific Quay with numerous masted ships tied up in the background. In the foreground is the massive 1894 steam crane of 130 tons, erected on the West Quay to assist with the fitting of engines and boilers.Prince?s Dock: A large tidal dock, with three basins, lined with two-storey transit sheds. Originally Cessnock Dock, the dock was completed in 1897 when it was renamed Prince's Dock in honour of the Duke of York, The formal opening was performed by the Duchess of York on 10 September 1895. Prince's Dock contained 35 acres of water space, and its bustling quays were generously equipped with two-storey warehouses, cranes, coal hoists and a maze of railway sidings. It cost the Clyde Navigation Trust nearly £1,000,000 to build and equip, excluding the cost of over £280,000 incurred in purchasing the parcels of land which made up the site of nearly 100 acres. With another two miles of wharfes, became home to Anchor Line and Allen Line Ships [Annan 14339]Historic archive of photographs in the maritime history of Glasgow ?" the development of the Clyde Navigation, Harbour and Docks recorded in eight original platinum prints by the famous Glasgow photographers Annan & Sons between 1892 and 1898 and preserved in their original portfolio case.Glasgow was the second city of the Empire and by the end of the 19th century had become a major Atlantic seaport and the Clyde shipyards were building the most sophisticated and technologically innovative iron and steel ships in the world.The photographer was John Annan [1862-1947], elder son of Thomas Annan. On Thomas?s death in 1887, John and his brother J.Craig Annan divided the responsibilities; J.Craig Annan specialised in portrait photography and John took over the architectural photography.Not located in any Collection [no.2 in National Gallery of Scotland; no.7 in Glasgow City Archives; no.8 in the Mitchell Library].See: Nick Robbins, Scotland and the Sea: The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History. 2014

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        La vie artistique, deuxième série

      Edition printed on rod. Signed autograph of the author Henry Fevre (sic). Our copy is full of its original drypoint by Auguste Rodin frontispiece. About Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt, Gustave Doré, Jules Cheret, symbolism, 1892 show ... A few bites on the back and evenly insolated boards, a small tear in the back head. Dentu Paris 1893 11x17cm broché

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      . Tachographie, 1892, auf festem hellbraunem Papier, mit Tinte signiert. 39,1:46,1 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Heinrich Stiebel, Frankfurt am Main, Lugt 1367; Sammlung H.A. Wolf, Bensheim, nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Beringer, Griffelkunst 10. Handdruck des Künstlers, von größter Seltenheit! Im Rand etwas stockfleckig, verso Reste alter Verklebung an den Rändern.. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg - seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München - führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

      London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1892. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux. With an Introduction by Anatole de Montaiglon. 2 volumes, quarto (278 × 182 mm). Mid- 20th century red half morocco by Bayntun, gilt panelled spines, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Rabelais,14 monochrome plates after Louis Chalon; titles printed in red and black, numerous decorative head and tail-pieces. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. A handsomely bound set of this attractive edition of Rabelais's great work, with excellent presswork by the Chiswick Press, and extra-illustrated with many colour plates after Jules Garnier.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      New York; Harper 1892, 1892. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, First issue (with 'if had' for 'if he had' on page 65 line 4). Illustrated, octavo, pp.307 + 4 (ads). Publisher's light blue cloth blocked in gilt and black. Neat bookplate to pastedown, slight toning to spine panel, frayed at ends. A very good to near fine copy, housed in a rather unusual scarlet coloured protective wooden box with leatherette chemise.

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        The Works Oliver Wendell Holmes. Including 'The Breakfast Table' series

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892., 1892. Limited Edition to 750 sets of which this is No364. With a fine Manuscript Letter from the author and Signed by him, tipped in to front of volume one of the Life and Letters. Complete in 15 volumes, 8vo, being 13 vols of the Works and 2 vols of Life and Letters (22 x 74cm). Contemporary by the Riverside Press in full dark green morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines; decorative gilt panelling to boards; lovely gilt dentelle with green silk end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures, and with hand-coloured frontispieces. Gilt a little rubbed to spines faded to an even reddish brown. A superb and very decorative set. BAL [9314]

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        Persia and the Persian Question

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1892 - Two Volumes in original black cloth with gilt titles on spines and gilt device on front panels. All plates and maps present including linen map loosely inserted in the rear of volume one. Ex libris stamps on title and copyright pages o/w clean. Spines expertly repaired top to bottom. Endpapers replaced. Very good set of important and hard to find book. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      UK: Newnes, 1892. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle First Edition First Impression Newnes 1892. Neat gift inscription (1892) to half title page, bright gilt edges. Strengthening to front and back hinges (see image). No repairs or restoration to boards, light fraying to head of spine. A VG copy.

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        The Rat's Plaint, Little, Archibald (Chirimen-bon) 1892 Japanese Crepe Paper Book

      T. Hasegawa, Tokyo; Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. London 1892 - The Rat's Plaint, Little, Archibald (translator) chirimen-bon (crepe-paper book); Rare First Edition; T. Hasegawa, Tokyo; Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. London 1892; Japanese Crepe Paper Book; cover semi-detached; name written neatly to top edge of title page; small portion of cover page with open tear; nice bright colors throughout; hand colored woodblocks, Japanese style binding; a lovely book; very scarce [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha .

      1892. . 1892 - Imprenta particular de C. Gorchs. Barcelona. . 6 Vol. . 385 pp.+grab; 397 pp.+grab; 415 pp.+grab;440 pp+grab;439 pp.+grab; 420 pp.+grab. Cuarto. Pergamino de época. Literatura Hispánica (Cervantina), Siglo XIX . Bello ejemplar del Quijote con texto impreso en letra bastarda española, del que sólo se conservan tres ejemplares en el Catálogo de Patrimonio Nacional. Profusamente ilustrado, se reproducen las estampas de las ediciones de 1780 y de 1819, con grabados de autores como Antonio Carnicero, Joseph del Castillo y Gregorio Ferro entre otros. Encuadernado en pergamino de época con dorados y tejuelo. .

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        Eight mixed media (ink, water colour, gouache) illustrations by Edy Legrand

      matted, overall size 10 x 8 inches. Slight “mat burn” approximately 1/4+ inch from image areas, three with very small break in the paper from the back, almost invisible, one with small tears in margin not affecting image, onne mat with damage upper right (not affecting image) else fine. Image areas approximately 6 x 4-1/2 inches. Some images are signed in ink Edy-Legrand was born in Bourdeaux in 1892, and is known for his large figure and lansdscape paintings, also for his well known posters of French steam boats and magazine illustrations. He is largely responsible for the renaissance of illustration art [in France] and was also a great book illustrator. He illustrated many of the books published by the Limited Editions Club, e.g. Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast, Don Quixote, A Woman’s Life, Travels in Arabia Deserta and The Three Musketeers amongst many. Legrand died in 1970 after a long and illustrious career. The eight original illustrations, in ink and watercolour, depict: A weary looking man carrying a heavy burden walking along a river with a bottle in one hand and gesticulating with the other. A nude reclining on a chaise longue framed by heavy drapes, with a portrait bust, fan and gloves on a table in the foreground. A Roman or Greek harbour scene with tall sailing ships at anchor and people on the keys. A close up portrait of two women, old and gnarled with headscarves and bonnets. A view out of a window onto a river crossed by a bridge, in the foreground a table with writing implements, books, chapeau and walking stick. A couple standing in on a balcony looking out over the city, framed by heavy drapes, dressed in rococo costumes, a candle in a candlestick and an open book on a table in the foreground. Two nudes, one reclining the other sitting up scratching her head, amongst plump cushions and swirling drapes. A corpse of a man hanging from a gallows with two crows on the crossbeam, three snarling dogs at his feet, and a ship sailing off in the moonlight .

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      [Mainly Waterbury, Ct. 1892-1951].. Approximately 1550 sepia-toned or black-and-white photographs, most between 2 x 4 inches and 4 x 6 inches, a handful slightly smaller, some slightly larger, a handful of panoramas, and with about ten examples 8 x 10 inches. One cloth photograph album, two paperbound photo albums, numerous loose album pages, and the remainder of approximately 950 photographs loose. Some slightly faded, minor edge wear, a handful unevenly trimmed, almost all of the loose photos previously mounted, with adhesive and paper remnants on verso. A handsome and engaging assemblage. An amazing collection of vernacular photography, most detailing public works projects in Connecticut from the late 1920s through the 1940s. The earliest of the photos are housed in the cloth photo album, and date from 1892- 94, showing the construction of the Washington Avenue bridge and sewer system in Waterbury, Ct. and the construction of the Bethany Dam. In fact, the lion's share of the photos in the present archive come from Waterbury, Bethany, or other townships in Litchfield and New Haven counties. The majority of the images in the album focus on the Bethany Dam project, with additional shots of houses and other buildings presumably near the site, perhaps structures now lost in the wake of the dam's construction. Other photos show construction of a pipeline and a small pedestrian bridge. The next important series of photos, several hundred of them in fact, focus on the construction of the Shepaug Dam, which the city of Waterbury completed in 1933 to divert water from the Shepaug River to Waterbury city reservoirs. Over a third of the total number of photographs in the archive concern either the Shepaug or Bantam rivers, most with manuscript captions on the verso. Most of these photos show the construction of the dam, the Shepaug River Bridge, or the Bantam River or Morris, Ct. syphon tunnels. These photos date from about 1919 to the mid- 1930s, concentrated mostly around the late '20s and early '30s, when most of the construction was accomplished. There are also numerous photos of the power station and other related buildings around the construction site. The majority of the remainder of the archive shows road, bridge, and waterway construction from all around the Waterbury area, including a great many photos showing downtown Waterbury, and with numerous images of the construction or paving of roads like Watertown Avenue, Alder Street, Baldwin Street, or Lovers Lane near the Mad River Bridge, as well as the Shepaug River Bridge, the Bank Street Bridge, Turkey Hill Bridge, Sheffield Street Bridge, and the Silver Street Bridge over the Mad River. There is a striking juxtaposition of two photos in one of the paperbound albums, showing the South Main Street Bridge as it was in 1929 and as it was renewed in 1940, both shots taken from practically the same vantage point. The snapshots highlight the difference in bridge construction styles, the older showing the traditional trestle system common in the 19th century and then the sleeker, modern box girder style. There are a couple dozen images marking the period between the two bridges, showing the dismantling of the old and the rising of the new. The other paperbound album spotlights Chase Park, the Chase Parkway, and a bridge built over Sled Haul Brook. The images date from 1927-38, and reveal a landscape transformed from a rural park area to a modern parkway, complete with a brand new bridge. This series of about 100 photographs is particularly interesting for its depiction of the march of progress through a particularly scenic rural Connecticut area. Another series of over seventy photographs shows the construction of a pipeline along Great Brook in Waterbury from 1919-35. The photographs follow Great Brook at the Naugatuck River from South Main Street, along Elm Street, Meadow Street, and Brook Street to North Main Street. This selection of photographs, more than any other in the archive, shows people at work on the project, building the pipe and paving the foundation of the waterway. It appears that the project was intended to change the flow of water near Waterbury, perhaps to supply water to a different part of the city, relieve flooding in the area, or divert the water to a reservoir. This archive is an important treasure trove for the urban planner or developer, or anyone studying water use, engineering, architecture, or public works projects, specifically dam, bridge, and road construction. Some groups of photographs are like time-lapse photography; one can almost watch the Shepaug River Bridge get built from the foundation to finished product through a couple hundred photographs. The photos reveal the massive nature of this and other public works projects, especially interesting since most of the work here was begun and completed in the darkest years of the Great Depression. Joseph W. Dellapenna, "Waterbury's 'Water War'" on Rhode Island Water Resources Board website.

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        Collection of Ten Photographs from Mooney’s Pioneering Investigations of the Ghost Dance and Other Native American Circle Dances

      1892 - This extremely rare and important collection documents the famous Ghost Dance and related circle dances soon after the Wounded Knee Massacre. These dramatic photographs, taken by the celebrated James Mooney, show these dances as they were taking place. Viewing the Ghost Dance among the Lakota as a threat, the U.S. Army had killed Sitting Bull while arresting him and soon thereafter killed Spotted Elk and perhaps 150 of his followers at Wounded Knee. Thus these Ghost Dance photographs represent original documentary evidence of a major phenomenon in the history of the American West. These photographs were taken by James Mooney (1861-1921), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. He left Washington in late 1890 to investigate the potentially incendiary Ghost Dance movement. In the winter of 1891 Mooney lived among the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Wichita, and other Native Americans in Native American territory as they performed the Ghost Dance ritual, hoping to usher in the American Indian millennium. Mooney reported, “I am so far in with the medicine men, that they have invited me to take part in the dance, although they order any white man away from the grounds” (Moses, The Indian Man: A Biography of James Mooney). Late in 1891, Mooney visited the Native Americans at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre. Finding the Sioux understandably reluctant to discuss the religion, Mooney then crossed the Rockies to locate and interview the founder of the movement, Wovoka in Nevada. During this meeting, the first time that a white man had interviewed Wovoka about his movement, the mystic consented to be photographed. “James Mooney was called ‘The Indian Man’ not because he dressed like one, nor because he thought American Indian societies were superior to his own, but rather from his knowledge, unsurpassed for its breadth and depth, of a few Indian societies. His works are used constantly today in both history and anthropology. They have achieved a timelessness ” (Moses). One of the few whites to witness and take part in the Ghost Dance, Mooney became the greatest scholar of the ritual and the events which cascaded from this cultural collision. Mooney’s Ghost Dance photographs are of the very greatest rarity in the market. We cannot trace any other examples appearing for sale. Ten albumen photographs (4 x 6 in. and 4 ¼ x 7 ½ in.) on original mounts, some with gold bevel. Most faded, light wear and soiling. Most of the photographs bear on the mount recto a pencil caption number likely in Mooney’s hand. Extremely rare.

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        THE HAKONE DISTRICT. With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch.

      A SUPERB EARLY LOOK AT JAPAN'S GREATEST SIGHTS & OF MT. FUJI[Tokyo 1892, - Ogawa]. Stiff decorated wrs., very good,tall folio 30 x 40.5 cm., 29 fine collotype photos: 17 largefull page 22 x 28 cm., & 12 smaller 4 to a page 11 x 14 cm.,with English text by J.Murdoch, color map, silk thread ties. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Foxe's Book of Martyrs, abridged from Milner's Edition

      George Routledge and Sons, 1892, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketoriginal brown boards with gold gilt are shelf rubbed and lightly marked. the spine ends are knocked. the book has no inscriptions, but it is foxed, mainly on the preliminary and last pages. the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 24bd.

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        The Works Oliver Wendell Holmes. Including 'The Breakfast Table' series

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892., 1892. Artists' Edition, Limited to 750 copies of which this No 521. Together with a fine MANUSCRIPT LETTER from the author, tipped in to front of volume one. 15 volumes bound in 30 volumes by the Riverside Press in red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, gilt borders to marbled boards, marbled eps. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures, and with coloured frontispieces. A superb set containing 4 volumes on the Life and Letters of the Author. BAL [9314]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly. Large Paper Anniversary Edition Number 88 of but 250 copies

      Cambridge: Riverside Press. Fine. 1892. Hardcover. Full brown cloth with black morocco labels in what appears to be a nineteenth century replacement for the publisher's fugitive ooze calf. Silk moire end papers, TEG. Unaccountably uncommon. Not in BAL. Two volumes.; 8vo .

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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1892, 1892. SECOND EDITION. Publisher's burgundy cloth with fine polychrome illustrations to upper and spine, titled in gilt, floral patterned endleaves. Some light general wear, text block a little shaken, cryptic bookplate to pastedown and neat bookseller ticket. Shows well. The second printing of the second Sherlock Holmes novel, now reasonably difficult to uncover... Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action... 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). Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. See also Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (2002), Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction (1994), DeWaal; The International Sherlock Holmes (1980), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966), Elley Queen; Queen's Quorum (1951).

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        ORIGINAL HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of 'Mrs Curgenven of Curgenven'. The original, largely fair copy, manuscript on 430 leaves, written on rectos only.

      [1892?] There are a number of corrections, mainly paste-overs, with revisions, deletions and additions. The longer amendments are written on fold-out slips. The manuscript has been marked-up throughout by the printer. The first section is stapled at the left-hand corner; the rest are loose leaves, contained in a purpose-made morocco-backed box, together with an ALS from Baring-Gould to Mrs Dolman, from Lew Trenchard, June 1 1895. The first edition of this novel was published by Methuen in 3 vols, 1893. Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924, novelist, hymn-writer and popular historian. His family were Devon landowners and, in 1872, he inherited his father's estate at Lew-Trenchard, returning there is 1881 as the 'parson-cum-squire'. He produced nearly 160 books, about a quarter of which are novels. This is set in Devon.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes. 1892., 1892. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue. Detective fiction; short stories. Quarto, pp.317. Bound in the publisher's pale blue pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, floral-patterned endpapers. No inscriptions, very little spotting, some acceptable wear and rubbing, text block shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters, bookplate of Simonds to pastedown. A reasonably bright copy of the first collection of Holmes mysteries; features the misprint 'Violent Hunter' for 'Violet Hunter' p.317 line 23, plus the earliest Street sign on the cover, whose name is omitted; later impressions bear the 'Southampton Street' wording. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128], [129], (1966). See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

      London: H. Virtue and Company,, [c. 1892]. With Illustrations by Miss May Rivers and Numerous Illustrative Diagrams by Worthington G. Smith and George Shayler. 3 volumes, quarto. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spines, front covers blocked with a trailing vine and pomegranate tree design, all edges gilt, pale green floral-patterned endpapers. Letterpress titles printed in red and black, chromolithograph titles, 43 chromolithographic plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Spines a little rolled, scattered foxing. A particularly nice set of this stunning chromolithograph work on fruit growing. John Wright (1836-1916) was editor of the Journal of Horticulture and author of a number of works, including the splendidly named Mushrooms for the Million (1883) and Profitable Fruit-growing for Cottagers (1889). The superb plates illustrate apples, pears, peaches, plums, gooseberries, strawberries, figs, cherries, apricots, and more.

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        The Adventures and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget

      London, George Newnes Ltd, 1892 and 1894., 1892. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUE 'Adventures' as called for. Quartos. 2 Volumes, (I) half-title, title, pp. 317, (II) frontispiece, half -title, title, pp. 279. Bound in publisher's decorative cloth, both with moderate general wear and soiling, contents shaken, some dulling to gilt, first volume neatly recased, neat bookplate. Some occasional spotting. A very good set. The classic Holmes collection. 'Adventures' features the misprint 'Violent Hunter' for 'Violet Hunter' p. 317 line 23 plus the Street sign on cover is blank. The text error continues through three further printings, but the second and later impressions are corrected to show the 'Southampton Street' sign on upper cover. Bibliographer notes first impressions bearing the titled Street sign cover are 'made up' copies. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128],[129], (1966).

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        An Object of Pity, or, The Man Haggard: A Romance by Many Competent Hands [Together With] Objects of Pity, or, Self and Company by A Gentleman of Quality

      Amsterdam: Privately Printed. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1892. Card Covers. 2 volumes, original red card covers with french-fold parchment dust-wrappers printed in gilt, a.e.g., both in separate folding red-cloth chemises, the whole enclosed in a matching morocco-backed slipcase with titles in gilt in six compartments on the spine; pp. 77; 55. With additionally a laid-in typed booklet (5 pp.) entitled 'Key to "An Object of Pity,"' and a single folded typed page delineating the "cast" of authors. The first volume has the Robert Louis Stevenson bookplate affixed to the verso of the cover, signed by his step-daughter Isobel Osbourne Strong and with several handwritten notations by his step-son and frequent collaborator, Lloyd Osbourne. Both volumes about fine, with minor rubbing/soiling to the parchment covers; the chemises have faint rubbing at the covers, and one satin ribbon pull is torn, else fine; the slipcase also has a touch of rubbing at the upper and lower edges, but in all, fine, bright, pleasing; In August 1892 Robert Louis Stevenson was residing in Samoa with his wife and step-children, along with his cousin Graham Balfour (who later became his biographer). In conjunction with visitors from home, the household entertained itself by producing a "joint-stock" novel in which all contributors were to imitate the style of Ouida (Maria Louisa Ramee). They chose as "hero" Mr. Bazett Michael Haggard, the British Land Commissioner, their neighbor and friend. When the book was completed AN OBJECT OF PITY, OR, THE MAN HAGGARD was read aloud to Mr. Haggard, who retaliated to the good-natured pillorying he had received at his friends' hands with OBJECTS OF PITY, OR, SELF AND COMPANY. Privately printed by the Countess of Jersey (one of the participants in the shenanigans) at Sydney, with the false imprint as Amsterdam. Writing in 1902, Edmund Gosse called AN OBJECT OF PITY "the most unattainable of R. L. S.'s productions;" it is speculated that only 35 copies were printed. This copy from the Stevenson family's own library (after his death Isobel Strong sold the family library at auction placed these bookplates in volumes to "assist" their value), and is signed by her and additionally has several notations in the hand of Lloyd Osbourne: On the contents page he identifies who each writer actually is, and he has made notations in several subsequent page margins. Prideaux/Contributions 11; Colbeck 102; Beinecke 853 .

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