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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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        DE L'INFLUENCE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ SUR LA VEGETATION 2me Édition

      IMPRIMERIE ÉLEUTHÈRE BRASSART, MONTBRISON 1892 - Libro en aceptable estado, algo rozado en sus cubiertas, con una anotación en la última página, encuadernado en tela y cartoné, sin las cubiertas originales, en lengua francesa. Libro que postula, como su título claramente anuncia, la influencia claramente benéfica de la electricidad en los vegetales. 91 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

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

      [Bookseller: Dark and Stormy Night Books]
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        THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR and Other Tales

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

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        Inscriptiones graecae Megaridis Oropiae Boeotiae

      Reimer, Berolini 1892 - Rare. Reimer, Berolini, 1892. Folio, vi & 806 pages, index. Contemporary half-leather, tear on top of spine, rubbed corner, stamps on first and second title pages, inside in excellent condition, a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nigilistka (Une nihiliste) [Nihilist Girl]

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

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

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

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (FIRST STATE)

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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        Lagoa Santa Et bidrag til den biologiske Plantegeografi. Med en fortegnelse over lagos Santas Hvirveldyr

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

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        Finger Prints

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

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        Visiting card signed with date on reverse.

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

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        The Works [ Complete in 10 Volumes ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Queen of Spades, and other stories by Alexander Sergueievitch Pushkin. With a biography. Translated from the Russian by Mrs. Sutherland Edwards. Illustrated.

      Chapman & Hall. 1892 - Half title. Untrimmed in orig. olive green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; boards sl. creased, leading inner hinge starting. Label removed from leading pastedown. A good-plus copy. Pikovaia dama, 1834, and nine other tales. First edition of these translations. Line: Pushkin 5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Claimant.

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892 - Octavo (205 x 135 mm). Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and illustrated in black. 8 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. Joints and extremities rubbed with a few small sections of wear, spine faded, front inner hinge slightly tender, contents toned. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 25 line-drawings to the text by Dan Beard. First edition, the illustrator's personal copy, expansively inscribed by him "Dan Beard [indicating arrow] His mark" on the front pastedown. The American Claimant was the second Twain novel illustrated by Beard. Twain first noticed Beard's drawings in Cosmopolitan magazine and eagerly commissioned him to illustrate A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889): he was so convinced of the artist's talent that he gave him free rein to interpret the text as he pleased. Beard would go on to illustrate The £1,000,000 Bank-Note, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Following the Equator, and revelled in being known as "the Mark Twain of art", though after the turn of the century devoted himself mainly to organising youth development groups and was a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Claimant is notably uncommon in the original cloth. BAL 3434; for Beard see LeMaster, ed., The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Mark Twain, p. 64. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Love-Lyrics & Songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt with the Love-Sonnets of Proteus by the Same Author now Reprinted in their Full Text with Many Sonnets Omitted from the Earlier Editions.

      Kelmscott Press. 1892. Small 4to. Original vellum, spine lettered in gilt, green silk ties, edges untrimmed; ornamental woodcut border and initials, the initials printed in red, text printed in black and red in the Golden type; bookplate on front paste-down; a very good copy. 300 copies were printed. This is the only Kelmscott book with the initials printed in red, done at the author's request.

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        Autumn: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      Houghton, Mifflin and Comapny,, Boston: 1892 - First printing Very near fine in the publisher's green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black end papers with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches with just a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the title page tanned as a newspaper clipping had been left over it for too long. The contents are clean, neat and without any tanning or foxing. This was the last of the four "seasons" to be published. Only 1,020 copies of the first edition were printed. This title was the last of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be published from his journal after his death. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no weakness to the hinges or joints and no damage to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. 470 pages including an index. (BAL 20130; Borst A11.1.a) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Leather Receipt Portfolio (manuscript on paper)

      Union, New York, 1892-1901. Good. Plain brown leather portfolio. 52 printed receipts with manuscript entries and totals, recto only. Receipts: ca. 8.5" x 5.5" -- Portfolio: 32.5" x 8.5" unrolled; 4" x 8.5" rolled. Leather exterior worn and occasionally ink stained; all receipts folded in three, with varying degrees of toning and customer's name written in ink to the exposed panel of the verso; several receipts brittle/fragile at fold lines, some with splits and/or separations. Each receipt is preserved in a mylar sleeve, the entire portfolio housed in a fitted cloth case. ALMOST MEDIEVAL IN CONSTRUCTION AND CONCEPTION, THIS IS A RARE 19TH-CENTURY RELIC, BEING A LEATHER ACCOUNTING AND RECEIPT PORTFOLIO BELONGINING TO A KNOWN DRY GOODS STORE ACTIVE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. The present artifact, the only one of its kind that we've ever handled, or even seen, is a handmade receipt portfolio fashioned from a piece of plain leather, with a thin belt of leather extending down the center of the interior to hold in the receipts. The center belt is sewn at one end and safety pinned at the other, with alphabetical divisions lettered in ink (a slot for "AB," "CD," "EFG," etc.) and demarcated by thin strips of leather sewn perpendicularly across the center belt. Receipts bearing the customers' last names on the versos have been filed in their appropriate slots. Truesdale & Co. of Union, New York, was a purveyor of boots, shoes, rubbers, hats and caps, and "choice" family groceries. Our research indicates that the shop was owned by Morris Truesdale, a shoemaker who subsequently managed a shoe factory in said town. The receipts in the present portfolio often list a combination of dry goods (sugar, rice, tea, molasses, etc.), boots and/or shoes, clothing (shirts, overalls), fabric, and more. Most of the receipts appear to have been compiled over the course of at least several months. All items listed are carefully priced and tallied. We find no other portfolios of this kind, either on the market or in reference sources available to us (printed and online). Only a single business record, dated 1894, has been located for M. Truesdale.

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        Shooting and Salmon Fishing. Hints and Recollections

      Chapman, Hall & Co, London 1892 - First edition, large paper copy. 18 plates after drawings. 1 vols. 4to. Paper over boards, printed paper spine label. Spine and board edges darkened, internally fine. Bookplate of The Duke of Gloucester 18 plates after drawings. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Works. The Novels of Jane Austen. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. 10 vols.

      J.M. Dent & Co. 1892 - Half titles, fronts, plates by William Cubit Cooke, ornaments by F.C. Tinsley. Uncut in contemp. half blue crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments; spines uniformly faded. t.e.g. A v.g. set. See Gilson E75. The large-paper edition, limited to 150 copies: this is number 94. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Varones ilustres de la Compania de Jesus. Segunda edicion.

      Bilbao, 1887-1892. - 9 volumes in-4. Demi chagrin, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Seconde édition très rare de cet ouvrage important, un des plus estimés du jésuite espagnol d'Eusebio de Nieremberg (1595-1658). La première édition parue sur près d'un siècle, entre 1643 et 1736, est pratiquement introuvable aujourd'hui. Ces 9 volumes retraçant la vie des jésuites les plus éminents dans les missions des quatre partries du monde, sont de la première importance pour l'histoire de l'Amérique (Etats-Unis, Brésil, Canada, Mexique, Perou, etc.), du Japon, de la Chine, de l'Afrique, etc., etc. Sabin dit concernant la première édition: "This work having been published at different periods during the space almost a century, complete sets are excessively rare. The interest of the work is not inferior to its rarity as it contains accounts of many early voyages to the Indies not elsewhere to be fond" . Bon exemplaire. Palau, 191024-9. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie: ORIGINAL FRAGEBOGEN RUDOLF STEINER AUS DEM JAHRE 1892.

      Es ist der originale Fragebogen aus dem Jahre 1892 und keine Kopie oder Fotokopie. Es würde von Rudolf Steiner eigenhändig geschrieben und unterschrieben. Es würde mit Tinte geschrieben auf metallischem Papier. Es wird mit einem Bilderrahmen geliefert. Es stammt aus dem Nachlass Klaus Petersen, Arzt und Leiter einen Berliner Zweig.

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Harper and Brothers, 1892. Hardcover. Good. Harper and Brothers, New York 1892. First Edition / First Printing. Matching dates on the title and copyright page. Rare Book. First issue error "if had" on page 65 line 4. Gray cloth boards. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, darkening at the spine. Missing front endpaper, age toning.

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        A Second Book of Verse

      Chicago: Melville E. Stone, 1892, 1892. First edition, large paper issue, one of 12 numbered copies on Japan vellum; this copy is out of series and signed on the limitation page "Printer's Copy," below which is "John R. Wilson & Son.". BAL 5751. Cloth a little soiled and darkened; very good copy.. 8vo, original white linen, black leather label, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. The second collection of Field's humorous newspaper verse, here in its rarest issue.

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1892. NF---- No jacket -- Red / White cloth covered boards w/ gold embossed titles & decor. Top edge gilt. Red ribbon bookmark. Slight bottom edge scuff.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Darley, F. O. C.. Book.

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Harper and Brothers 1892 - Harper and Brothers, New York 1892. First Edition / First Printing. Matching dates on the title and copyright page. Rare Book. First issue error "if had" on page 65 line 4. Gray cloth boards. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, darkening at the spine. Missing front endpaper, age toning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Stikeman] The Women of the Court of Louis the XV

      Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1892. First edition. Thick quarto. Magnificently bound by Stikeman (with binder's gilt palet in rear dentelle) in full, reich and sumptuous navy blue morocco with bold gilt-tooled leaf and stem pattern, concentric rectilinear ruling and eight onlaid red blossoms on each cover; spine with similar motif with four additional onlaid blossoms. Superb wide gilt designed dentelles with onlaid blossoms and exquisite central silk moire doublures that have gilt ruling and stippling. A wonderful binding, this book made more alluring by exquisite vivid hand-colored illuminated decorations in opaque watercolor throughout, including a stunning full size decorated title-page. Limited to 150 copies, signed and numbered by the Chairman of the Club. Illustrated with a magnificent color frontispiece of Madame de Pompadur in Goupilgravure, reproduced from a pastel by Maurice-Quintin del La Tour and three Goupil Photogravures.Henry Stikeman

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        The Works [ Complete in 10 Volumes ]

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

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        Group of Autograph Letters about the "Coup de Glotte" Controversy

      - An interesting group of letters from the important Spanish singer and vocal pedagogue to his friend and colleague Herman Klein, regarding a controversy over baritone Victor Maurel and the coup de glotte technique. After Maurel attacked the technique, a hallmark of García's pedagogy, in a public lecture in July 1892, García and Klein were briefly involved in a battle of opinion in the pages of the London papers. The present letters represent the correspondence from García to Klein on the matter. Full details below. 5 letters in total, with one enclosed text. Toning, rough edges, one sheet with losses at the center fold; overall in very good to fine condition.As described in Klein's memoirs (see below), García initially issued a critique of the lecture, striking back at Maurel. In his letter of July 13, 1892, García writes (translated from the French): "Here are a few lines which you can do as you like with; even burn them if that's all they're worth [.] The man is nothing but a puffed-up and malicious gossip." The enclosed text in English cuts Maurel down to size with great vigor: "Mr. Morel [sic] endeavoured to explain that the art of singing is dead and that he is about to give it a second birth in a book. Though as a puff preliminary his device might turn Pear the colour of his own soap with envy, the promise of the future he afforded seemed rather prophetic of mouse than mountain. His verbiage is as copious as it is frothy, but when he comes to the pith of his matter, it resolves itself into an attack on the stroke of the glottis which he declares to be a monstrous method. This would be so if it resembled the violent and ridiculous illustrations he gave of it. There are men who turn gold into dross by their touch, inverting Midas."Following this letter, however, García thought better of his attack and writes (letter undated, beginning "Je crois qu'il est mieux."): "I think it is better that I abstain from writing about Mr. M.'s session. I do not want to start a controversy, which would be the best advertisement I could give him. The opposite leaf is another form of the same sentiments, and you can throw it in the fire after reading it." The accompanying text is a slightly less cutting critique, in French, remarking that Maurel ".first went on at length about banal generalities, then, without warning, went off on a violent tirade against the coup de la glotte, proceeded in the fashion of attacking its proponents; in order to make this excursion amusing, he gave several rather ridiculous illustrations. This was the whole substance of the session."García having declined to comment in print, Klein himself published a defense in the paper. In his letter of July 20, García thanks him for "taking my side, only I would have preferred, as I asked you, not to appear. A quarrel with Mr. M. would be interminable and I have neither the time nor the energy for it." However, after Maurel responded to Klein's defense, García was persuaded to write a letter to the editor of the Sunday Times (dated July 20): ".I am bound to say that I did indeed fin the illustrations of the coup de la glotte given by him at his lecture extremely exaggerated. I must however decline that gentleman's invitation to put forward arguments or in any way to discuss the subject-matter of his lecture. It would be utterly impossible to argue upon theories which still remain to be revealed."Also included is an intriguing later letter from García to Klein, dated July 15, 1903 (translated from the French): "I have received a very curious letter from Mr. Maurel, and if you can receive me, any day or time, I would be glad to discuss the content of the missive."The Spanish baritone and vocal pedagogue Manuel García (1805-1906), son of Manuel Garcia I and brother of Maria Malibran and Pauline Garcia Viardot, spent the earlier part of his career teaching voice in Paris and the latter half of his life in London, where he taught at the Royal Academy of Music. An important pionee

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        Leather Receipt Portfolio (manuscript on paper)

      Union, New York: , 1892-1901. Union, New York, 1892-1901. Good. Plain brown leather portfolio. 52 printed receipts with manuscript entries and totals, recto only. Receipts: ca. 8.5" x 5.5" -- Portfolio: 32.5" x 8.5" unrolled; 4" x 8.5" rolled. Leather exterior worn and occasionally ink stained; all receipts folded in three, with varying degrees of toning and customer's name written in ink to the exposed panel of the verso; several receipts brittle/fragile at fold lines, some with splits and/or separations. Each receipt is preserved in a mylar sleeve, the entire portfolio housed in a fitted cloth case. ALMOST MEDIEVAL IN CONSTRUCTION AND CONCEPTION, THIS IS A RARE 19TH-CENTURY RELIC, BEING A LEATHER ACCOUNTING AND RECEIPT PORTFOLIO BELONGINING TO A KNOWN DRY GOODS STORE ACTIVE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. The present artifact, the only one of its kind that we've ever handled, or even seen, is a handmade receipt portfolio fashioned from a piece of plain leather, with a thin belt of leather extending down the center of the interior to hold in the receipts. The center belt is sewn at one end and safety pinned at the other, with alphabetical divisions lettered in ink (a slot for "AB," "CD," "EFG," etc.) and demarcated by thin strips of leather sewn perpendicularly across the center belt. Receipts bearing the customers' last names on the versos have been filed in their appropriate slots. Truesdale & Co. of Union, New York, was a purveyor of boots, shoes, rubbers, hats and caps, and "choice" family groceries. Our research indicates that the shop was owned by Morris Truesdale, a shoemaker who subsequently managed a shoe factory in said town. The receipts in the present portfolio often list a combination of dry goods (sugar, rice, tea, molasses, etc.), boots and/or shoes, clothing (shirts, overalls), fabric, and more. Most of the receipts appear to have been compiled over the course of at least several months. All items listed are carefully priced and tallied. We find no other portfolios of this kind, either on the market or in reference sources available to us (printed and online). Only a single business record, dated 1894, has been located for M. Truesdale.

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        Finger Prints

      London, Macmillan, 1892. 216pp G+/none First (only) edition. Editorial red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, spine repaired with discolouration patch at tail, ex-library label on pastedown, small blind stamp on frontespice and few internally hardly visible, fingerprints on margin of p.1, otherwise a VG copy. Important and influential scarce book, the seminal work on the subject, by Francis Galton, British anthropologist, pioneer in the scientific and statistical fingerprint classification.

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        Drinks of the World

      Leadenhall Press London 1892 - First Edition. Large octavo, original blue cloth, 362 pages. Uncommon history of all things beverage, including chapters on liquor, beer, tea, etc. Includes a chapter titled: American Drinks, with three pages of recipes including Sleeper, Bishop, Locomotive, Pousse l'Amour, Blue Blazer, Black Stripe, etc. From the text: "The great authority, probably the greatest authority, on this interesting subject is a gentleman who, with the true modesty of genius, allows himself to be known only by the pseudonym of Jerry Thomas. Formerly a bar-tender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the Planter's House, St. Louis, he is said to have traveled over Europe and America in search of all that is recondite in this branch of the spirit art. His very name, says one of his admirers, is synonymous in the lexicon of mixed drinks with all that is rare and original. Among, the chief American drinks are, being alphabetically arranged, cobblers, cocktails, cups, flips, juleps, mulls, nectars, neguses, noggs, punches, of which there are at least three score, sangarees, shrubs, slings, smashes, and toddies". Found in the following references: Straight Up Or On the Rocks, The Story of the American Cocktail by William Grimes; The School of Sophisticated Drinking: An Intoxicating History of Seven Spirits By Kerstin Ehmer, Beate Hindermann; Absinthe The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century By Doris Lanier; A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance By Maynard Andrew Amerine, Axel E. Borg; Nearly Very Good, cloth well worn at spine ends, wear to cover corners, some pages roughly opened or unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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