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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: heilbar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Isbell]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC ]
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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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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1892 - 1892-1899 Wisden Rebound with Original Covers

      1892. Hi, Today I am listing a set of Wisdens , all rebound with covers from a well travelled collector. J Kingsley Havers OBE QC son of Sir William Havers. The books have been to many places , mainly Botswana but also Kenya Belize and Gibraltar which are all listed on the bookplate. The books all tend to have worn bindings (some green some blue) but lovely inside. In detail, in this lot we have 1892 to 1899 Original Wisden Rebinds, all eight books with covers and photoplates within, apart from the 1896 in worn blue boards, 1896 in nicer blue boards, the ones in worn blue boards have some marks and some wear but the internal covers are in good order and contents very respectable. The 1893 and 1896 have loose photoplate and page xxxvi has 2/3rd of it missing in the 1893. A nice cheap set. Strategy 1. Would split. More information and pictures available on request and happy to offer some discount if purchased with other Havers Wisdens that I am listing today. P and P Free to the UK, ask if abroad.

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        120 VISTAS - FOTOTIPIAS DE HAUSER Y MENET

      - 1892-93. Una vista doble. Incluye fototipias de Málaga, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Salamanca, Valladolid, Valencia, Burgos, Barcelona, Tarragona, Zaragoza, Elche, Alicane, Cartagena, Toledo, Segovia, La Coruña, Vigo, León y Madrid. Buen estado. PORTFOLIO

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        THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume XIII

      London, 1892. 9 x 11. (x) pages of Introduction & list of contributors + about 350 leaves of specimens (3 foldout). Publisher's full vellum over boards, titled in gold on spine and upper cover. Covers have old soil, spine darker, upper joint split one-third but held on tightly. Some protruding deckles dusty, but contents very clean. One plate is torn in half, but present. Very good copy. Devised by Andrew Tuer as a scheme "to develop higher skills among printers" and to "elevate public taste in typography," the Exchange succeeded brilliantly. Hundreds of printers worldwide participated. There is a great deal of color & metallic and "Artistic" printing.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        The British Almanac And Companion, For The Year Of Our Lord 1893, Containing Calendar, Monthly Notices, Principal Fairs, Sunday Lessons; Astronomical Facts And Phenomena; And With Full Information Connected With The Royal Households, The Ministry And Public Officers, Houses Of Parliament, Universities And Colleges, The Church, The Army And Navy, Law And Justice, A Copious Postal Guide, And Numerous Useful Tables, Etc.; Acts Of Parliament Passed In The Last Session With Abstracts Of The More Important Ones,State Pensions; Copious Information Connected With Government, Education, Administration Of Justice In The British Colonies And Foreign Countries, Etc. [Fore-Edge Painting]

      London: The Stationers' Company 1892 / 1893, 1893. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. Fore-Edge Painting Of Clipper Ship Macquarrie. Vii, 8-384 Pp. Royal Binding Of Full Red Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Large "V R" And Crown In Gilt At Center Of Both Covers (Insignia Of Queen Victoria), Six Gilt Rules At Edges With Floral Design Between Third And Fourth Set Of Rules, Spine Lettered And Extensively Lettered In Gilt, 1/4" Gilt Turns With Intricate Design; All Gilt Using Same Stamps As Seen In Other Bindings Of The Late Victorian Period Also Made For The Royal Family By Harrison Of Pall Mall, This Example Without His Stamps But Essentially The Same Binding As Another Example With Harriaon's Stamp And Also With A Foredge Painting. This Example With A Foredge Painting Of The Clipper Ship "Macquarrie". "One Of The Great Ocean Sights In The Days Of Sail Was The Macquarie (Ex-Melbourne), An Iron Sailing Ship Of 1857 Tons, Nearly 270 Ft. Long And 40 Ft. Beam Which For 20 Years Sailed Between England And Australia. Launched At Blackwall Yard In London In 1875, She Was The Last Sailing Ship Built On The Thames. Her Name Was Changed To Macquarie In 1888 When She Changed Owners And Transferred From The Melbourne To The Sydney Run: An Average Outward Passage Lasted 82 Days And Her First Arrival In Port Jackson Was 94 Days Out From London. After Six Years As A Cadet Ship Under Captain Corner She Was Sold To The Norwegians In 1903, Renamed Fortuna And Ended Her Days As A Coal Hulk In Sydney Harbour Until Finally Sold For Breaking Up In 1953. She Is Still Widely Remembered From Her Great Days As The Macquarie Through Corner's Magnificent Photographs Of Her Under Sail." This Example Very Well Preserved, All Gilt Brilliant, Light Rubbing At Corners, Covers Immaculate, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Entirely Intact, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Bookplate Of Late 20Th Century Owner On Front Free Endpaper. An Interesting Book Of Some Probable Daily Use For A Member Of The Royal Family. [See Heritage Auctions, Lot 36065, Oct 17, 2013, For A Worn Copy Of The 1878 Debrett's In A Very Similar Binding With Mostly Same Gilt Stamping And Bookplate Of Prince Leopold, The Duke Of Albany, Son Of Queen Victoria, Also With A Fore-Edge Painting].

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        Travels amongst the great Andes of the Equator.

      John Murray, London 1892 - Con: Supplementary appendix to the Travel amongst the Great Andes. Mismo lugar e impresor, 1891. XII, 147 págs. (junto con) How to use the Aneroid Barometer. Mismo lugar, impresor y año. 61 págs. 1º edición. Con 140 grabados dentro y fuera del texto, realizados por el autor según distintos artistas sobre constumbres, utensilios, instrumentos, incidentes durante el viaje y el ascenso al Chimborazo, en el tomo del Viaje. El suplemento tiene 64 grabados sobre zoología. Lleva 4 mapas: de Ecuador, un plano de Quito, de la región según Pedro de Maldonado y otro plegado y entelado sobre la ruta a través de los Andes. Excelente ejemplar con las tres obras, raro de encontrar juntas, lleva el espécimen de la obra y el ex libris de Hugh Perkins Armigeri. Gran encuadernación inglesa firmada por Tout, tapas con doble filete, lomos con cuatro motivos orlando una flor central, cortes dorados. Palau 375104 y 375105 no cita el Uso del Barómetro. 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        [Poster]. Frederick Warde / The Great Forum Scene in "Virginius."

      Cleveland: W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith., 1892. First edition. A very good copy, restored at the edges, some uneven toning (Condition B+).. Large, three panel poster, with the central image showing the great Forum scene, in which Virginius stabs his daughter in order to save her from being given as a slave to Appius Claudius, flanked by smaller panels of Virginius alone with his daughter. Frederick Barkham Warde (1851-1935) English born American actor came to America in 1874, joined Edwin Booth's company. and In 1881 formed a touring company of his own. "Warde represented a specific type of touring actor popular at the end of the nineteenth century. Purveyors of an old-fashioned tradition of acting and a well-worn repertory, these traveling tragedians carried familiar material far and wide into the American provinces... His classical productions were particularly admired by provincial reviewers. Indeed, it was Warde's scholarly approach to Shakespeare's plays that distinguished him from other second-rank tragedians of his day. In 1892 he formed a three-year partnership with Louis James, another actor who had found his greatest success outside New York City, and appeared in eighty-six cities with a familiar classical repertory," (Kristan A. Tetens. "Warde, Frederick Barkham" ANBO anb.org/articles/18/18-01210.html). This poster was most likely produced shortly before or at the beginning of this period. As one reviewer wrote a few years later: "Most playgoers have seen Sheridan Knowles' Virginius often, but can never grow tired of the play when in the hands of so efficient a company as Mr. Warde's. The Virginius of Frederick Warde seems to grow every year in strength, and the performance last night was simply magnificent. Mr. Warde's impersonation was grand 'and not a word or a gesture of his was lost by the audience who throughout were in the closest sympathy both with the actor and the man... It would be difficult to improve on Mr. Warde's scenic mounting of Virginius. Not only are the smallest details accurately attended to, but some remarkably fine stage pictures are given. For grand effect the scenes in the forum and the Roman camp have never been surpassed at this theater" (Los Angeles Herald, Volume 45, Number 131, 19 February 1896 p. 7). Warde "was one of the first old-style tragedians to make the leap into the brave new world of motion pictures. In 1912 Warde directed and starred in Richard III, the first feature film adaptation of a Shakespearean work. His subsequent films included a much-acclaimed King Lear (1916) and nine other feature-length movies, including screen versions of Silas Marner (1916) and The Vicar of Wakefield (1917).... If Warde lacked the spark of genius that would have catapulted him into the first rank of American tragedians, he nevertheless represented a tradition of acting that had a profound and long-lasting influence on the American theater outside the cosmopolitan centers of the East," (ANBO). Rare. Posters and photographs of Warde are scarce. We could locate no copies of this poster. The Library of Congress' Theatrical Poster Collection has a few later color posters for Runneymede and one black and white of Warde and Louis James. The Folger has two photographs: a portrait and one in costume as Rinaldo. There is a cabinet card at Berkeley. His film performances are available on DVD at Kino and The Thanhouser Collection.

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        Carta desde el Rio Llobregat al Rio Besós, y Puerto de Barcelona. Carta náutica. Mar Mediterráneo.

      - Madrid, Dirección de Hidrografía, 1892. M. Ferreiro, lo construyó. J. Riudavets y Tudury, lo dibujó. M. Rodríguez y J. Galván lo grabaron. 103,5 x 68,5 cm. En buen papel de hilo.

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        Visitenkarte mit eigenh. Namenszug und Datum verso.

      O. O., 27. V. 1892. - 1 S. Visitenkartkartenformat. "Dr ABruckner | 27. Mai 1892". - In Bleistift; etwas angestaubt und mit Knickfalte. Recto eine Klammerspur und bedruckt: 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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        Golden Legend of Master William Caxton done anew

      Kelmscott Press. Hardcover. Kelmscott Press;[Hammersmith] London 1892. Hardcover. First edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies. Complete in 3 volumes. Original 1/2 linen binding, paper labels, with blue holland boards. Handmade paper. Good to Very Good antiquarian condition, some wear/loss to bottom front cover/spine of volume I only, linen spine soft/tender but not cracked at title page volume I, else a clean tidy unmarked set with publishers notice "IF this book be bound the edges of the leaves should only be TRIMMED, not cut. In no case should the book be pressed, as that would destroy the ?impression? of the type and thus injure the appearance of the printing. W. MORRIS." on rebinding laid in. Fore and bottom page edges heavly deckled, some top pages uncut. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], VOLUME 1: xii [ii], 464pp. VOLUME 2: [ii], 465-864pp. VOLUME 3: [ii], 865-1286pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good. 1892.

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        Poèmes. Les illuminations. - Une saison en enfer

      - Léon Vanier, Paris 1892, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione collettiva, parte originale, su carta corrente, è stato licenziato il 25 Olanda nei principali giornali. Vincolante metà marocchino rosso con angoli, posteriore con quattro nervi fissati con fili d'oro e ornato con scatole dorate doppie, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, coprire con lievi intervalli angolari conservati, testa dorata. Istruzioni originali di Paul Verlaine. Copia cuscinetto, come spesso, 1892 risale la prima piastra di copertura e la pagina del titolo. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective, en partie originale, sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 25 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures comportant de légers manques angulaires conservées, tête dorée. Notice originale de Paul Verlaine. Exemplaire portant, comme souvent, les dates de 1892 sur le premier plat de couverture et sur la page de titre. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Dahlien.

      - Farbholzschnitt, auf Japan, im Stock monogrammiert „HR (ligiert)", links unten betitelt „"Dahlien"", rechts unten bezeichnet „Orig. Entwurf. u. Schnitt v. Heine Rath; Handgedruckt a. d. Nachlass von Erna Nachtigall". Darstellungsgröße 26,8:5,3 cm, Blattgröße 29,2:37,7 cm.- Verso an den Ecken Reste alter Montage. Heine Rat begann sein Studium 1892 an der Berliner Kunstakademie, von 1900 bis 1904 arbeitete er als Meisterschüler Carlos Grethes (1864-1913) in Stuttgart. Nach einer Zeit in Berlin und Werder/Havel und mehreren Reisen, unter anderem nach Skandinavien, Island, Spanien und Nordafrika, erhielt er 1913 eine Berufung an die Stuttgarter Akademie auf den "Lehrstuhl für Holzschneidekunst". In das erste Jahr der neuen Tätigkeit fiel der Beginn des 1. Weltkriegs, unter dem er – obwohl vom Wehrdienst zurückgestellt – physisch und psychisch litt. Ein vorhandenes Herzleiden verschlimmerte sich und er ist mit erst 47 Jahren in Stuttgart verstorben. Am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts hatte in Europa eine neue Blüte des Holzschnitts eingesetzt. Zahlreiche Künstler nahmen sich der traditionsreichen, aber rund dreihundert Jahre ins Abseits gedrängten Drucktechnik wieder an. Die meisten dieser frühen Protagonisten sind heute weitgehend in Vergessenheit geraten. Auch Heine Rath ist – selbst unter Fachleuten – nur wenigen ein Begriff. (Quelle: Ralf Gottschlich, Kunstvermittlung Städt. Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen).

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        [KOREA] Ocherki Korei, sostavleno po zapiskam M.A. Podzhio, s prilozheniyem karty poluostrova Korei [i.e. Sketches of Korea, Compiled from the Notes of M.A. Podzhio, with a Supplement of a Map of the Korean Peninsula]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of E. Yevdokimov, 1892. xvi, 391 pp. Octavo. With a folding lithographed map at rear. Contemporary brown quarter leather with cloth boards and gilt lettered title on the spine. Previous owners' inscriptions on the title page and front free endpaper, library stamps on the front free endpaper and verso of the title page, binding rubbed on extremities, overall a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare. One of the earliest comprehensive descriptions of Korea in Russian, compiled by a Russian diplomat and Orientalist Mikhail Podzhio (1850-1889). He served in the Asiatic Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1873-75), the Russian Imperial mission in Beijing (1876-79), and later in the office of Rear Admiral Stepan Lesovsky (1817-1884), Commander of Russian Pacific fleet in 1880-1884. The book is based on Podzhio's diaries and private notes, original Chinese and Japanese sources studied during his service in the Far East, and ''all available books, articles and correspondences, which appeared in print in the last thirty years, mostly in foreign languages'' (Preface). The completed manuscript of Podzhio's work was lost by the associated of the Russky Vestnik magazine in 1885, and this book is based on the other variant recovered after Podzhio's death in 1889. The book contains geographical overview of Korea, describes its administration, court system, social classes, education, industries and trade, religion, family life, architecture, dress, food etc.; separate chapter is dedicated to the history of Christianity in the country. For the first time in Russian historiography the author analysed the trade treaties between Korea and China, the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Russia, ratified in the late 1870s - early 1880s. Podzhio was the first Russian Orientalist to believe that Japan-Korea Treaty of 1876 (which is considered an unequal treaty for Korea) was on the opposite of a positive civilizing influence for the country. The book also includes one of the earliest publications in Russian of the full text of the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1876, Treaties with China (1883), and Russia (1884, with the supplement for the Rules of Russo-Korean trade, and two special protocols). The detailed map of the Korean peninsula at rear was compiled by the author. Later he worked as a diplomat in Berlin, Belgrade, and Teheran, where he died in 1889 at the age of 39. Overall an important early Russian work on Korea. It was translated into German shortly after the Russian publication (Wien-Leipzig, 1895), and into Korean in 2010 (Roshia oegyogwan-i parabon kŭndae Han'guk. Seoul, 2010). Only two paper copies found in Worldcat (Library of Congress, University of Chicago).

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        Autumn: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Comapny, 1892. First Edition. 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)

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        Obligations of the United States to initiate a Revision of Treaties between the Western Powers and Japan. (Reprinted from "Bibliotheca Sacra, 1887). [Boston, 1892]

      - First Edition. 8vo, [26]pp, original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Day At Laguerre's and Other Days Being Nine Sketches by F. Hopkinson Smith

      Houghton, Mifflin at the Riverside Press, 1892. 12mo Publisher's stamped cloth, brown clay-paper endpages, top edges edges gilt, in publisher's original printed dust-wrapper; But for a short tear at the bottom of the ffep and faint offsetting from the title page and colophon, the book is about fine, and largely unopened; the jacket spine is darkened and has a two-inch closed tear, with an additional pin-hole puncture wound at the front flap, hardly discernable under new mylar; The first book published in America to show the influence of the Kelmscott Press in format, typography, and decoration, with the title page printed in red and black, the ornate wooden border on the title page and decorative element on the upper board, shoulder notes, etc. A stunning copy in a scarce jacket

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome VIII

      Typ. de Joseph van In / AUG. PEETERS, LIERRE /LOUVAIN 1892 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque bastante rozado en sus cubiertas, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con algunas marcas de lápiz. Se trata del tomo VIII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: La structure des lobes optiques chez l'embryon de poulet de A. Van Gehuchten; Recherches morfologiques et chimiques sur les grains de pollen de Ph. Biourge; Les cellules nerveuses du sympathique chez quelques Mammiferes et chez l'homme de A. Van Gehuchten; le tube digestif des édriophthalmes; étude anatomique et histologique de Manille Ide; Contribution a l'etude des ganglions cérebro-spinaux de A. Van Gehuchten; Nouvelles recherches sur les ganglions cérébro-spinaux de A.Van Gehucten; Etude sur la virulence des streptocoques de D. H. Marbaix; Etude sur le principe toxique du bacillus lactis aérogénes de J. Denys y E. Brion; La statoblaste des phylactolémates de D. P. Demade; Contribution a l'étude du pouvoir bactericida du sang de A. Bastin; De l'origine du ner oculo-moteur commun de A. Van Gehucten. 430 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bygmester Solness.

      1892 1892 - Skuespil i tre Akter. Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1892. [8] + 220 s. Orig. komponeret lysegråt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Rent og velholdt eksemplar.

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        THE ISLAND OF FANTASY: A ROMANCE

      London: Griffith Farran & Co. Limited, [1892]. First Edition. First Impression. Three octavo volumes (19.25cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spines and in black on front covers; publisher's decorated endpapers; [2],3-288; [4],5-301,[1]; [4],5-299,[1] blank, plus [4]pp ads. Black and white armorial bookplate of J.M. Sagar-Musgrave applied to front pastedown of each volume. Some offsetting from bookplates onto endpapers; scattered foxing to text edges and preliminary pages, else clean internally; touch of sunning to spine cloth and board extremities, mild wear to spine ends, with light dust-soil to covers; hinges sound, with spine gilt still bright and unrubbed; Very Good+. An early and uncommon novel from Hume's prolific career - a Greek Arcadian utopia founded by a wealthy Englishman on an isolated island in the Mediterranean. "...in the hollow of an ancient volcano, an adventurer of advanced ideas has founded a colony of pure-bred Greeks, in the hope that, by isolation and careful selection, they will in future times produce a new art, reviving the pure spirit of ancient Hellas" (The Literary World, August 12, 1892, p.111). Scarce; we find no examples in the trade (June, 2017), and OCLC shows 11 holdings in US institutions. Bleiler (1948 ed.), p.155; Locke. A Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1, p.119. Provenance: From the collection of Spectrum of Fantasy author George Locke.

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        1891 ????: ?????? ????????? ?????? ? ?????? ????????? ??????????. [St. Petersburg's City Public Administration in 1891. Reports of the City Council and Other City Agencies].

      Tipografia Shredera S.-Peterburg 1892 - Octavo (24.3 x 15.5 cm), two parts in 1 vol. CCXLVI pp., including title, with 12 plates (1 double page), 1 folding plan and a large folding map of Saint Petersburg; 598 pp. with 1 folding table; owner's inscription to title, closed tear to large folding map. Original publisher's pictorial cloth. A fine example of an annual report of the city council and other Saint Petersburg institutions that provides a wealth of statistical and financial data, including population of the city, urban development and construction, important decisions implemented by the council and a financial report for the year. At the end of XX century Saint Petersburg was the largest city in the Russian Empire. Like other large European cities that faced a rapid development it started to struggle with a growing number of urban problems: housing, transport, public health, which were turning critical in the absence of an effective management. A solution for such large scale problems required not only a consistent urban policy and substantial investments, but also changes in the relationships between the state, the city authorities and citizens. Pressure for changes prompted Alexander II to conduct a major reform in 1870, under which the central government delegated responsibility for the urban development and general administration of cities to the local councils. The report offered here shows the results of the work of the city council 21 years after it assumed the responsibilities for managing the city. Of special interest is the financial part showing the revenues, the largest part of which came from taxes on property, trades, crafts and enterprises located in the city, and expenditure. All the real estate property that belonged to the ministries and members of the Imperial family was freed from taxation. As Saint Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire and, hence, home to the Imperial family and all the central government agencies, it was struggling to fill the city budget. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

      HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY 1892 - THE WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER; GREENLEAF, JOHN  WHITTIER. T BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, [1892]. From the library of Sylvester Stallone. Artist's edition, limited to 750 copies, of which this is number 625.  Original, one-page autograph letter, signed by Whittier inlaid into first volume. Nine octavo volumes. Seven volumes containing the prose and poetry of Whittier with the two-volume supplement The Life and Letters of. by Pickard with matching limitation number.  [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, [c.1892]. 9 volumes, octavo (205 x 131 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures. Spines a little faded, an excellent set. Standard library edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        La famille Cardinal

      Emile Testard, Paris 1892 - Un volume in-8 raisin, demi maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, non rogné. Reliure de l'époque. [8], 197, 7 pages. Très belle édition illustrée par le peintre Charles Léandre (1862-1930) de 10 hors-textes et 17 en-têtes et culs de lampes à l'eau forte, et de 30 gravures sur bois in-texte de ce célèbre recueil de textes satiriques dû à Ludovic Halévy. L'un des exemplaires courant sur vélin du Marais, exceptionnellement enrichi du spécimen relié in-fine ainsi que de l'un des suites des eaux-fortes, proposées en album, et réinterprétées par le graveur Louis Muller. Ici le 1er état, eau-forte pure, avec remarque d'artiste en noir, tiré sur fort vélin à la cuve. Très bel exemplaire. /// One volume, 8vo, half dark blue morocco, gilt-lettered and gilt-ornate raised spine, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Binding of the time. [8], 197, 7 pages. Remarkable deluxe edition, printed on vellum paper du Marais illustrated with 27 etchings (10 out-of text and 17 head and tail pieces) and 30 in-text wood-engravings by Charles Léandre (French painter, 1862-1930). Copy enriched with on extra state of the etchings (1st state, pure etching with inset engraving) on thick vellum paper. A very attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Debacle.

      1892 - First edition. 12mo., contemporary quarter calf, a little worn and minor wear to extremities. Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier. A fine presentation copy, inscribed on the half title ?A Jules Simon hommage de l'auteur Emile Zola? Simon, a political philosopher of some weight in the complicated politics of nineteenth century France, had earlier (1882) published in his newspaper the serial version of ?Pot-Bouille?, the tenth volume of the Rougon-Macquart. His ?L'Ouvriere?, 1861, is a treatise on the conditions of female workers in France, a theme that Zola of course treated famously. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Die essbaren Schwämme und die giftigen Arten mit welche dieselben verwechselt werden können.

      - Zurich, M. Kreutzmann, 1892. 4to (34.2 x 24.2 cm). xlii, 118 pp., 52 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, and two plain lithographs. Original half leather binding with title printed in gilt on the front cover.l Rare German edition (Volbracht: "sehr selten") of this finely illustrated work on the edible and poisonous mushrooms of Switzerland, and bordering regions in France and Germany. The plates, drawn by the author, are of an outstanding quality and often sold separately. Fritz Leuba (1848-1910) was a Swiss pharmacist and as such very interested in venomous and edible mushrooms. Professionally rebacked, with part of the original spine with gilt title laid down. A very good copy with nice clean plates. Nissen BBI, 1183; Stafleu & Cowan, 4458; Volbracht, 1172. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das neue Bilderbuch. Reime von Stora Max. ( = Dietrichs Münchener Künstler-Bilderbücher Buch 29 )

      Mit 12 n.n. Blättern mit farbigen Illustrationen, farbig illustrierter Ohln, Quer4 ( 27,5 x 29 cm ). Leider innen zu Beginn mit stärkeren Schäden zum Innenfalz hin. Der Einband ist berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin angeplatzt und etwas beschädigt. Innen ist die Klammerheftung angerostet, Bindung stark gelockert. erste 3 Blätter dadurch zum Falz hin fleckig, der vordere Vorsatz, das Titelblatt und das darauffolgende Blatt zum Falz hin beschädigt, wenige weitere Blätter mit kleinem Einriß bzw. zum Falz hin gering beschädigt. Das Buch sollte restauriert werden. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) TomSeidmann-Freud(1892 - 1930), eine Nichte von SigmundFreud, gilt als einer der wichtigstenBilderbuch-Künstlerinnen der 20er Jahre in Deutschland. Dies ist ihre zweite Buchveröffentlichung. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Horn Measurements and Weights of the Great Game of the World. Being a Record for the Use of Sportsmen and Naturalists.

      London: at "the Jungle," 166, Piccadilly, 1892 - Large octavo. Original grey cloth, printed overall with zebra-skin pattern in black, spine lettered in gilt, titles and buffalo vignette gilt to front board, edges dyed dark red, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Errata slip tipped to pp. [2] & 256 as issued. Contemporary book plate of Cora, Countess of Strafford (wife of Henry Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford, 1831-1899) to front pastedown; later bookplate of Samuel B. Webb, American conservationist and member of the Boone and Crockett Club, founded by Theodore Roosevelt. Spine sunned, extremities lightly bumped, light wear to corners, contents toned, top cord loose between pp. 104-5, the gathering sound, label sometime removed from rear pastedown, otherwise only a few trivial marks. A very good copy. 6 photographic plates with tissue-guards, numerous illustrations to the text. First edition, uncommon. Ward (1847-1912) was the pre-eminent taxidermist of the Victorian era. Horn Measurements went through several further editions as Records of Big Game (under which name it was first published in 1896), and "arose from his own interest in careful measurements of animals for taxidermy" (ODNB), many from private clients including Lord Delamere and other noted sportsmen. Not in Czech. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A High Little World and What Happened There. In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley & Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, London 1892 - First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's dark-green cloth blocked on the front cover and spine with overall floral pattern in silver, lettered on the spine in silver. Early owner's signatures on the front pastedowns and free endpapers, light staining and foxing to the endpapers, rubbing to the boards and one stain to the front cover of the first volume, overall a near very good set. Published anonymously, the Bentley Private Catalogue of June 13, 1892 gives the author's real name. The daughter of a Wesleyan minister, John Fletcher, she married a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, Robert A. Watson. A scarce set in the original publisher's binding. Wolff 7078. [Attributes: First Edition]

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