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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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        SEVEN YEARS IN THE SOUDAN. Being a record of Explorations, Adventures, and Campaigns against the Arab Slave Hunters. By Romolo Gessi Pasha. Collected and Edited by his son Felix Gessi. Illustrated.

      xxiv, 467 pages. Illustrated throughout; folding coloured map at end. Original red cloth, gilt. Octavo. First edition. Prize inscription on endpaper; else a very good copy.

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        Uma or The Beach of Falesa [Rare True First American Appearance] [Island Nights' Entertainments]

      1892, First American editionA Very Good set of six issues of the Illustrated News of the World containing the complete true first American edition of "Uma or The Beach of Falesa" by Robert Louis Stevenson, one of three tales later published together with The Bottle Imp, and The Isle of Voices in "Island Nights' Entertainments" (1893). "The Beach of Falesa" first appeared in print in six successive weekly issues of The Illustrated London News from July 2 through August 6, 1892 and appeared in these six successive weekly issues of The Illustrated World News, printed from the Original Blocks of the Illustrated London News from July 16 through August 20, 1892. Each issue in this set is in Very Good condition with all but one of the issues retaining its original green overwrap and one of which has come partially loose but which continues to hold and wherein there is a slight mispagination but in which all leaves are present. Notably, when the story was issued in book form the reference to Uma was dropped from the title and the tale was titled merely "The Beach of Falesa". Stevenson wrote the tale, along with others, after he relocated to Samoa for his health. The story is told by John Wiltshire, a British trader who has come to the fictional South Seas Island of Falesá where he is persuaded by a rival trader named Case to marry a local woman, Uma, in a ceremony which the islanders considered binding but which the Europeans did not. Soon after their "marriage", Wiltshire soon discovers that Uma has a taboo upon her and that the natives therefore will not do business with him, but instead trade with Case. An important story, Stevenson saw it as marking his departure from romanticism to realism (a departure criticized by many), writing to his friend Sidney Colvin, the English curator and literary and art critic as follows: "It is the first realistic South Seas story; I mean with real South Sea character and details of life. Everybody else that has tried, that I have seen, got carried away by the romance, and ended in a kind of sugar candy sham epic, and the whole effect was lost - there was not etching, no human grin, consequently no conviction. Now I have got the smell and look of the thing a good deal. You will know more about the South Seas after you have read my little tale than if you had read a library." The tale addressed British Colonialism and in it Stevenson sought to subvert the idea that British Colonialism in the South Seas was only beneficial to the native populations. Due to its candid treatment of the relationship between white traders and the natives, the Publisher bowdlerized the text. Copies of both the London World News and the Illustrated World News are, in our experience, exceedingly scarce and most copies likely were discarded after reading or have been otherwise been lost to time. We doubt that many examples of this true first printing of the tale, whether English or American and whether partial or complete, have survived. A RARE COMPLETE COPY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THIS NOTABLE ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON TALE.

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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1892, 1892. SECOND EDITION. Octavo, pp.283. Elegantly hand-bound in full burgundy oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, publisher's original pictorial cloth bound in at rear. Internally clean. Contemporary ink ownership else a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action... The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924). Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. See also Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (2002), Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction (1994), DeWaal; The International Sherlock Holmes (1980), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966), Elley Queen; Queen's Quorum (1951).

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        The Coming Race... With; Pausanius The Spartan, and The Haunted and The Haunters. Rienzi, What Will He Do With It [under the pseudonym Pisistratus Caxton]

      London; Routledge and Sons. 1892, 1892. Author's Copyright Edition. Large 8vo. Bound in contemporary half burgundy morocco over maroon boards. Light sunning and edgewear to extremities, some rubbing. Bright, strong and sharp. very good indeed. All edges marbled. Internally clean, the occasional bit of light toning. A handsome bound collection of Lyttonian lunacy, including The Coming Race (the book that gave you "Bovril") from the pen of the man who actually began a novel "It was a dark and stormy night."

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine

      D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1892 - hinge cracked, pages yellowing, protective mylar jacket, "ex libris" bookplate on inside of front cover, penciling on front end paper, cover scuffed, gilt on spine, charts and graphs in text, first edition second issue, slight wrinkle to spine, unmarked text DATE PUBLISHED: 1892 EDITION: FIRST ED 1079 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aquarell einer lichten Waldlandschaft, unter Glas gerahmt.

      - Bildmaße: 29 x 40 cm / Gesamtmaße: 46 x 56 cm. Unten rechts mit " Lohse, 56 " signiert und datiert ( Kurt Lohse: 1892 in Hohenstein/Sachsen geboren - gestorben 1958 in Hamburg. Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule und dann an der Akademie in Dresden. Befreundet mit Otto Dix. Autor philosophischer Essays. Reisen nach Frankreich und Italien.Seit 1926 in Hamburg tätig ). Verso mit altem Klebezettel mit biographischen Angaben. Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 2000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Moltkes Militärische Werke - Sämtliche 17 Bände. I.Abteilung: Militärische Korrespondenz, Bände 1 bis 4 (compl.); II.Abteilung: Die Thätigkeit als Chef des Generalstabes der Armee in Frieden, Bände 1 bis 5 (compl.); III.Abteilung: Kriegsgeschichtliche Arbeiten, 4 Bände (compl.); IV.Abteilung: Kriegslehren, 4 Bände (compl.)

      Mittler, Berlin 1892 - Seltenst: Sämtliche 17 Bände in derselben, prächtig gestaltetenen Erstausgabe. Erschienen 1892-1912. 4° (25x17cm), braun/rote Orig.-Halblederbände m. goldgeprägtem Rücken und silbern geprägtem Reichsadler auf Vorderdeckel und entsprechendem Motto Moltkes auf Rückdeckel ("suum cuique"), gemusterter Rundum-Farbschnitt. Insgesamt in (dem Alter entsprechend) sehr gutem Zustand. Keinerlei Besitz- oder andere Vermerke (außer wenn unten anders vermerkt), Papier immer hell, fleckenlos. ++++++ I. ABTEILUNG Militärische Korrespondenz: Bd.1: 244 S. u. gr. Faltkarte; Bd.2: 383 S. + 6 Faltkarten (eine davon im Großformat); Bd.3: 788 S. u. gr. Faltkarte; Bd.4: 224 S. u. gr. Faltkarte. Zusätzliche Faltskizzen im Text. ++ D. Rücken v.Bd. 4 längs gewellt u. an Kapitalen bestoßen. ++++ II. ABTEILUNG: Die Thätigkeit als Chef des Generalstabes der Armee in Frieden, Bd. 1: "Taktische Aufgaben" (Prüfungsaufgaben mit Lösungen) 173 S. u. 27 gr. Faltpläne u. 1 Blatt Skizzen, der schmale Textbd. befindet sich hier in der Kartenkladde - Kordel fehlt; ++ Bd. 2: "Taktisch-strategische Aufsätze 1857-1871" ++ Bd. 3: Kartenteil hierzu, Karten vollzählig, nur von den zwei Anlagen fehlt die erste "Nr. 1-8" [Namenslisten der Armeekorps] , die zweite Anlg. "9-16" ist vorhanden;; ++ Band 4 (="3.Theil") "Generalstabsreisen 1858 - 1869", 404 S.; ++ Band 5: Karten hierzu, 22 gr. Faltkarten - vollständig.++++ III.ABTEILUNG: Kriegsgeschichtliche Arbeiten, Bd. 1: "Gesch. des Krieges gg. Dänemark 1848/49" 437 S. u. 7 Karten (1 Übersichtskarte im Großformat 84x68cm), vollständig. ++ Bd. 2: "Krit. Aufsätze zu den Feldzügen 1809, 1859, 1864, 1866 und 1870/71" 216 S. u. 19 Karten; ++ Bd. 3: "Der italienische Feldzug 1859" 285 S. m. Faltbeilagen; ++ Bd. 4: Karten hierzu: 2 Karten, 5 gr. Skizzen, u. 20 Handzeichnungen von Moltke --- Bindungskordel fehlt. Rücken v. Bd. 3 u. 4 beschabt, Bd 2-4 mit Bes.stempel auf Titels., sonst keine Besitz- oder andere Vermerke, Bd. 3 mit Bleichfleck auf Hintedeckel. ++++ IV.ABTEILUNG: Kriegslehren, Bd. 1: "Die operativen Vorbereitungen zur Schlacht" 328 S. u. 5 Karten, vollständig. ++ Bd. 2: "Die taktischen Vorbereitungen zur Schlacht" 179 S. u. 31 Karten; ++ Bd. 3: "Die Schlacht" 500 S. ; ++ Bd. 4: dicker Kartenband hierzu mit 51 meist großformatigen Karten. ++ Rücken v. Bd. 4 etwas fleckig, Bd 2 u. 3 mit 15 mm langem (flachem) Wurmfraß auf Ebd.-deckel u. kl. Bes.stempel a. Titels., sonst keine Besitz- oder andere Vermerke, +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Weitere Fotos gern von: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiments Nr. 1 und des 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiments Kaiserin Nr. 2. Erster und Zweiter Band (2 Bände)., Aus Anlass ihres 150jährigen Bestehens im Auftrage dieser Regimenter und unter Benutzung einer Handschrift des Majors D. Blumenthal zusammengestellt.

      Berlin: Mittler und Sohn, 1892 - V, (2 Blatt], 1197 S., 233 S. Anlagen / mit zahlr. Textzeichnungen, Kartenskizzen, Uniformbildern, Portraits und anderen Kunstbeilagen Deckel leicht berieben (an den Ecken Leinen durchgerieben), kleinere Fehlstellen mit Retouchen, Rot der Lederrücken etwas ausgeblichen, Papier vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt sehr schöne Exemplare dieser äußerst seltenen Regimentsgeschichte Wir versenden unsere Bücher mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung / Presse und Buch International) oder mit DHL (Paket national und international). Auf Wunsch schicken wir Ihnen gerne ein JPG Bild. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 29 cm, OHalbleder mit Silberprägung auf Vorder- und Rückdeckel sowie floralen Vorsätzen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The new magazine devoted to the study of the English language and literature. [Nihon eigaku shinshi]

      Tokyo: Tokyo Eigaku Shinshi Hakkoujo. 1892-1897. "Collection of 39 issues of an English study magazine, 8vo, pp. 50 on average; set incomplete, issues present are as follows: 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 24-30, 37-43, 51-55, 58, 60, 66 , 67, 71-73, 75, 96-99, 101, 121, 109; sections excised from some issues, the occassional annotation present, issue 109 with lower cover nearly gone. A good set overall.The premire English study magazine of its time, each issue consists of Japanese and Chinese material in translation, serialized aids to classic English literature (Rasselas, A Christmas Carol) and English readers, lectures and exercises on grammatical points, puzzles, humorous and topical conversations, English idioms, the appropriate addresses to various ranks of nobility, physiognomy, and so on. Text is in a mixture of English and Japanese.No copies listed outside of Japan."

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        The condition of the working-class in England in 1844

      With preface written in 1892. By Frederick Engels. Translated by Florence Kelley Wischnewetzky.Of the status in British labour history of Engels's ground-breaking 1845 Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England nothing further may usefully be added by a bookseller. It is worth pointing out, however, that the 1892 Preface was genuinely a new essay, written specially for this English edition and not previously published. Engels was of course nearing the end of his life (d. 1895): in 1892 he was about 72 years old and his 15-page Preface is something of a review of progress, and lack of progress, in industrial conditions (pay, welfare, trades unionism, etc.) since 1845. The Preface, dated January 11th, "1892", notes that although there had been "actual progress" of socialism in England generally, it was the revival of the East End of London that was most notable. "That immense haunt of misery is no longer the stagnant pool it was six years ago. It has shaken off its torpid despair, has returned to life, and has become the home of what is called the "'New Unionism'; that is to say, of the organisation of the great mass of 'unskilled' workers. ...... And for all the faults committed in past, present, and future, the revival of the East End of London remains one of the greatest and most fruitful facts of this fin de siècle, and glad and proud I am to have lived to see it".8vo., xix + (1) + 298 + (2)pp., original publishers' red cloth with the title in black on upper cover and in gilt on spine, a few minor old stains on upper cover, in all other respects a very good copy indeed., 1892. First printing with the author's new Preface. Scarce. Stammhammer II, p.103 [Engels #6].. With preface written in 1892. By Frederick Engels. Translated by Florence Kelley Wischnewetzky. Of the status in British labour history of Engels's ground-breaking 1845 Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England nothing further may usefully be added by a bookseller. It is worth pointing out, however, that the 1892 Preface was genuinely a new essay, written specially for this English edition and not previously published. Engels was of course nearing the end of his life (d. 1895): in 1892 he was about 72 years old and his 15-page Preface is something of a review of progress, and lack of progress, in industrial conditions (pay, welfare, trades unionism, etc.) since 1845. The Preface, dated January 11th, "1892", notes that although there had been "actual progress" of socialism in England generally, it was the revival of the East End of London that was most notable. "That immense haunt of misery is no longer the stagnant pool it was six years ago. It has shaken off its torpid despair, has returned to life, and has become the home of what is called the "'New Unionism'; that is to say, of the organisation of the great mass of 'unskilled' workers. ...... And for all the faults committed in past, present, and future, the revival of the East End of London remains one of the greatest and most fruitful facts of this fin de siècle, and glad and proud I am to have lived to see it". 8vo., xix + (1) + 298 + (2)pp., original publishers' red cloth with the title in black on upper cover and in gilt on spine, a few minor old stains on upper cover, in all other respects a very good copy indeed.

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        MISS MATILDA ARCHAMBEAU VAN DORA

      Boston: D. Lothrop Co., 1892. Book. Fair. Hardback. First Edition. 5 ½ x 8 ½. Title: MISS MATILDA ARCHAMBEAU VAN DORN 1892 very rare ILLUSTRATED Author: ELIZABETH CUMINGS Publisher/Copyright: D. Lothrop Co., Boston 1892 Edition: First Edition Binding: hardcover Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing): The outside is in a heavy used condition, some of the writing on the front board has started to fade. There is a very small nick to the front side edge of the board that has nicked the frontispiece at the very side edge (very minor). There is writing from 1892 on the front endpaper. The number '15' is smally written in ink on the title page. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. A fair copy. Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately)Pages: 178 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Will ship internationally to any location. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: First Edition. D. Lothrop Co., Boston 1892. Fair(minus)/None dust jacket condition. Overall book has very heavy used look with some hand like soiling over the years from handling. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!! EXTREMELY RARE/SCARCE!!!! Really good price! InvCode: zL28.

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        Hohere Algebra. Manuscript transcription of Konigsberger's lectures.

      Heidelberg 1892 - Königsberger, Leo (1837-1921). Höhere Algebra. Akademische Vorträge . . . W: 1891 1892 S. Bound manuscript, written in a neat German hand. Title (in black letter) and 735 numbered pages. N.p. [Heidelberg], ca. 1892. 206 x 164 mm. Half morocco, mottled boards c. 1892, light wear, one corner bumped. A few pencil annotations in the margins. Ownership signature of "Heinrich H[illeg.], stud. math., Heidelberg" on the verso of the front free endpaper.A unique record of the academic work of Königsberger, one of the most famous mathematicians of his time. Königsberger spent most of his career at the University of Heidelberg, where he taught mathematics from 1869 to 1875 and again from 1884 until his retirement in 1914. He contributed to several fields of mathematics, most notably analysis and analytical mechanics. "Königsberger . . . was extremely skillful in treating material from the Riemannian point of view, as can be seen from his textbooks on elliptic functions (1874) and hyperelliptic integrals (1878). In addition he worked intensively on the theory of differential equations. This subject, which grew out of function theory, is associated especially with Lazarus Fuchs, with whom Königsberger was friendly during his youth. Königsberger was the first to treat not merely one differential equation, but an entire system of such equations in complex variables (DSB)."While at Heidelberg Königsberger became close friends with the chemist Robert Bunsen and physicists Hermann Helmholtz and Gustav Kirchhoff; these contacts provided him with the stimulation for his series of works on the differential equations of analytical mechanics. He also published some notable historic works, including an account of his teacher Weierstrass's first lecture on elliptic functions (1917) and a biography of Helmholtz (1902).The present manuscript is a transcription of Königsberger's lectures on higher algebra given at Heidelberg during the academic year 1891-92; it was most likely prepared by the mathematics student who inscribed his name in the volume. The lectures were not published, and we can find no record of any similar manuscript transcriptions in either OCLC or the Karlsruhe database. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The American Claimant - 1st Edition

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.. Near Fine. 1892. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. First Edition, BAL 3434, original unrestored olive-green cloth binding in very Nearly Fine condition, slight rubbing only to spine ends and tips, else Fine; The American Claimant is Twain's comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches, all revolving around the serious debate between the hereditary aristocracy of Europe and the democracy of America .

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        1892 - 1917 Collection of Original Drawings, Plans, Profiles, Maps & Surveys of Coal Mining Engineer H.W. Althouse in West Virginia & Pennsylvania

      H.W. Althouse Mining Engineer, Pottsville Pennsylvania 1892 - Original drawings of H.W. Althouse (1867 - 1928) American mining engineer and geologist; Approximately 110 individual drawings of mining structures and lands, including tipple runs, breakers, towers, railroad connections and coal-loading building systems, car hoists, track layouts for loaded and empty cars, land contours, air courses, designs for transport systems, coal land surveys and other detailed maps and plans related to coal mining fields, mostly in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Althouse worked from Pottsville Pennsylvania and also from the Woolworth building in New York City. There is material in this collection that gives evidence of his actions as an investor-speculator in coal lands, as well as being a surveyor and engineer for several mining companies. About 75 of these drawings are done on strong plasticized cotton-vellum paper, from which blueprints or tracings could be made, and include: An 1892 very decoratively-titled Greenbrier Coal & Coke Co. set of towers and profile view of the tipple line, for lump, slack, nut coal track, beautifully drawn, with the larger details noted in outlined lettering, 25 ½" x 34 ½" approx. size; a Greenbrier Plan of Tracks at Tipple noting details of the complex crossing and equipment notations, this also decoratively lettered & titled, 22" x 25" approx.; another Greenbrier piece shows the Screen Bars Lump Chute with details showing method of placing bearing bars to side stringers and spacing of same, bill of material, and connection and wood cutaways, 25 ½" x 29"; and a very large 27" x 68" Improvements plan, showing the preliminary location and construction, railroad connections, surrounding lessees, contours, very detailed; (With) a 1901 Enterprise Coal Company, Excelsior Pennsylvania Plan and Profile on proposed alignment of tramway, approx. 12 ½" x 54 ½" size, with a two-color Shaft Head Frame for Enterprise, 19 ¾" x 33 ½" and small Plan of Bore Hole No. 2 for Steam showing the East lower Skidmore gangway, slope, tunnel, bore hole, engine house, approx. 7" x 12 ½"; with a Plan Showing Proposed Endless Rope Haulage for Incline, with natural features, dam, store building, elevations, 15 ¾" x 86"; and a Proposed Coal-Plane for the company, 15" x 86", with more building details; a long alignment plan for the company Showing Washery and Walls of Tramway as built and changed alignment at Wall No.5, 7" x 51"; another shows the Profile of Proposed Coal Plane, 30 ft. per inch scale 10" x 86"; and a Track and Changes at Washery with indications of track to be abandoned, 8 " x 25 ¾" approx.; (With) 1902 Mc Kell Coal Property Kilswith Near Mt. Hope, West Virginia scale 50 feet per inch, with tinted blocks for the locomotive & other houses and buildings, topographic lines, Kanawahna Glen Jean and Eastern Railway, Dun Loup Creek & other details 25 ¾" x 48" approx.; a 50 ft. per inch scale drawing of the Mc Kell property, bounded by Brown & Kilsyth, showing mine buildings and dwellings, Dun Loup Creek, contour lines & elevations of land, 8 ¾" x 27 ½"; (With) 1904 Beckley Coal & Coke Co. Beckley, West Va. Plan for mine workings, ventilation, drainage, and haulage 26 ¾" x 33 ½" approx.; another Beckley item shows the car hoist tipple lines, 12 ¾" x 57" and another large Beckley item with 11 numbered drawings + complex & precisely ink-drawn details, which gives the elevation of eleven of the tipple bents, with a bill of lumber and a separate bill of iron for construction, with an extra bill for lumber, including braces, stringers, floor boards, posts, etc. 23 ½" x 50 ½" size, with also a plan showing siding connection - C. & O. Ry, 11" x 40", scale of 100 ft. to the inch; two drawings on one sheet for Beckley, a Profile of Rock Slope under C. & O. Ry. Looking southward scale 10 ft. per inch noting the pitch of the slope as well, well-drawn with outlined lettering, height levels, construction details and on the same sheet the Cross Section of Slope under C. & O. Ry. Looking westward, noting t [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator

      London: John Murray, , 1892. Quarto (235 × 150 mm). Recent full green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled paper boards, top edge gilt, edges untrimmed. Illustrated with frontispiece, 19 plates, 4 maps (1 folding map in pocket at end), and illustrations in the text. An excellent copy. First edition of what is often considered Whymper's magnum opus. Whymper "travelled in 1879?-80 to Ecuador with his former Matterhorn rival J. A. Carrel and the latter's cousin Louis Carrel, to test the physiological effects of low pressure at high altitudes and the phenomenon of 'mountain sickness'. They twice climbed Chimborazo (20,498 feet), the highest mountain in Ecuador, and other peaks including Cotopaxi (19,613 feet), an active volcano. Whymper also surveyed the area and collected over 8000 zoological and botanical specimens" (ODNB). The book combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations.

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        Fürst von Bismarck in Friedrichsruh.

      Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin, Stuttgart, Leipzig 1892 - ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit 1 farbigen Titelvignette, 6 n.n. Blättern Text, 68 Seiten mit meist blattgroßen Illustrationen ( einige auch doppelblattgroß, sowie einige getönte Illustrationen ) sowie 2 kleinen weiteren Vignetten, goldgeprägter Leineneinband der Zeit mit Wappen und umlaufendem Goldschnitt, Großfolio ( 50 x 38 cm ). Einband etwas fleckig, Ecken gering bestoßen. Innen einige Seiten gering stockfleckig. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 3000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Calculs des Raccordements paraboliques

      1892. LEBER, Maximilien de. Calculs des Raccordements Paraboliques dans les Tracés de Chemins de Fer... viii, 172 pp. Small 4to., 265 x 185 mm, bound in publisher's gold stamped cloth. Paris: Baudrey et Cie., 1892.An exhaustive work on the construction of railway bridges in an attractive polychrome binding..

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        Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux. With an Introduction by Anatole de Montaiglon.

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

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

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

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        Gazette Des Enfants

      R.Morot, Paris 1892 - 69 issues of this Sunday weekly magazine for children. From August 1892 to December 24th (which is No. 52) LACKS No. 51 only, nearly a complete run. Loose as issued, one large sheet folded into four, with finely printed in colour.In very good condition with marginal fraying of pages and two issues have a 1 cm tear going through them. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Attempts / LBH -- remarkable sketchbook from well known Western Pennsylvania artist Lila B. Hetzel

      Lila B. Hetzel 1892-3, NP - Oblong small quarto clothbound sketchbook with laid paper, with sketches and quotations by Lila Hetzel (1873-1967), from 1892-93. There are approximately 34 sketches, some simple quick sketches, others quite elaborate, some with titles or captions (''Art is long and time is fleeting.''). Includes scenes around Scalp Level, PA, the woodland area south of Johnstown that was a favorite haunt of the so-called Scalp Level School of artists. There are also a number of portraits of people, and sketches of Bavarian scenery. A lovely compilation of pencil sketches from Hetzel’s young adulthood. Lila’s father, George Hetzel (1826-1899) came to Pittsburgh from the Alsace region of France at age two and, in adulthood, became a very well known Pennsylvania artist, exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy and the Columbian Exposition. Lila often accompanied him on his annual summer pilgrimages, alongside many other artists, to Scalp Level, with its artistically engaging scenery of stony outcroppings, hemlock and oak forests and rocky creeks. Lila became an accomplished and collected artist in her own right and is associated with Somerset County, PA, where the Hetzels had a farm. RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moonblight and Six Feet of Romance. INSCRIBED.

      NY: Charles L. Webster, 1892. 1st ed. - With illustrations by the author. Dark green illustrated cloth. The author's social agitation novel about a Pennsylvania coal mine terrorized by Pinkertons. INSCRIBED by Beard in the year of publication to A. W. Drake, who was a principal of Lattimer Mines in Pennsylvania, a leading 19th century producer of anthracite coal. The inscription reads in part "To A. W. Drake | Who was the first to give encourage | ment and recognition | to the author. . ." A. W. Drake was also the son of Edwin Drake who drilled the first oil well in the U. S. and is considered the "father of modern petroleum." An importatnt association copy. The book is also late inscribed by Beard to Harry Wright in 1934. Dan Beard was founder of the Boy Scouts of America as well as a prominent book illustrator. Books inscribed by Beard are very scarce. Near fine in illustrated green cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Waverly Novels : Border Edition (48 volumes)

      John C. Nimmo, 1892-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 48 volume complete set. 24 cm. Fine bindings. Border edition. Illustrated with etchings. Bound in 3/4 leather over green boards by Riviere. Top edges gilt. Gilt floral stamping to spine. Some rubbing/minor wear to cover. Spine slightly sunned. Volumes: v. 1-2. Waverley.-v.3-4. Guy Mannering.-v.5-6. The antiquary.-v.7-8. Rob Roy.-v.9-10. Old mortality.-v.11-12. The heart of Midlothian.-v.13. A legend of Montrose.-v.14. The bride of Lammermoor,1.-v.15. The bride of Lammermoor,2. the black dwarf.-v.16-17. Ivanhoe.-v.18-19 The monastery.-v.20-21. The Abbot.-v.22-23. Kenilworth.-v.24-25. The pirate.-v.26-27. The fortunes of Nigel.-v.28-30. Peveril of the Peak.-v.31-32. Quentin Durward.-v.33-34. St. Ronan's well.-v.35-36. Redgauntlet.-v.37. The betrothed.-v.38. The talisman.-v.39-40. Woodstock.-v.41-42. The fair maid of Perth.-v.43-44. Anne of Geierstein.-v.45. Count Robert of Paris, 1.-v.46. Count Robert of Paris, 2. The surgeon's daughter.-v.47. Castle dangerous.-v.48. Chronicles of the Canongate. Robert Riviere (1808-1882) was a noted English bookbinder of Huguenot descent. "The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Mr. Christie-Miller, Captain Brooke, and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal. He was chosen by the council to bind one thousand copies of the large ‘Illustrated Catalogue,’ intended for presentation to ‘all the crowned heads in Europe’ and other distinguished persons. It is said that two thousand skins of the best red morocco, as well as fifteen hundred yards of silk for the linings of the covers, were used by Riviere for this undertaking. He also restored and bound the famous Domesday Book, now preserved in the Record Office, an excellent piece of work. While the binding of Riviere, like that of his equally celebrated fellow-craftsman, Francis Bedford, is deficient in originality, it is in all other respectsâ€?"in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the toolingâ€?"deserving of almost unqualified commendation. Taking into consideration the fact that he was entirely self-taught, his bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance." - DNB

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        A Short History of The English People

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1892. Illustrated edition. Edited by Mrs. J. A. Green and Miss Kate Norgate. 4 volumes, octavo (243 × 163 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to raised bands gilt, burgundy cloth embossed boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated in colour and in black and white. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. Illustrated edition. A handsome set.

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        A Naturalist in the Transvaal

      R. H. Porter, London, 1892, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThis enthusiastic, energetic book is generally in fair condition. The colour plates - all complete - are startlingly fresh, detailed and vibrant. The binding is stoic if not muscular. The cloth cover has been age and storage marked and worn. There are many wear marks to the extremities. The back cover is much marked by storage. The spine is also worn and has pull depressions to the head and foot. The front and end papers are much discoloured by age. The seams to the spine are cracked through to the stitching. However, although pliable the binding is holding pages firmly. The paper trim edges are marked by storage and age. The condition of this vigorous and wonderfully entertaining and informative book inside is complete, clear and clean of annotations. Page 127 has a triangular page edge tear. There are aged marks along the binding edges throughout the book. The body of the text though is clean. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Nature Writing; Africana - Travel; Inventory No: agtd.

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        Leipzig und seine Bauten. Zur X.Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28.-31.August 1892 herausgegeben.

      Gebhardt, Leipzig 1892 - XVI, 856 Seiten mit zusammen 372 Ansichten und Durchschnitten, sowie 441 Grundrissen und Situationsplänen und 24 zum Teil in Farbendruck ausgeführten Beilagen, Karten und Lichtdrucken ( teils ausfaltbar ). ( Die 2 separat in einer Kartenmappe gelieferten Pläne fehlen hier - wie meist ). Goldgeprägter Ohldr, 4°. Inhalt u.a.: Die geologischen Verhältnisse der Stadt Leipzig / Grundwasserströme / Klima / Statistisches / Handel und Gewerbfleiß // Aus der Baugeschichte // Hochbauten: Reichs- und Staatsgebäude mit u.a.: Reichsgericht, Reichsbankgebäude, Reichspostgebäude, Militärgebäude, Universität / Städtische Gebäude mit u.a.: Neue Stadttheater, Städtische Museum am Augustusplatz, Königliche Konservatorium, Siechenhaus, Vieh- und Schlachthof, Schulen / Kultusbauten mit u.a.: Thomaskirche, Peterskirche, Lutherkirche / Privatbauten mit u.a.: Villen, Wohnhäuser, Deutsche Buchhändlerhaus, Handelsbörse, Öffentliche Vergnügungslokale, Vereinsgebäude, Hotels und Restaurants, Badeanstalten und Turnhallen / Denkmäler und Brunnen / Friedhöfe // Ingenieurbauwesen (u.a.) Pferdebahn / Lokomotivbahnen / Promenaden und Gartenanlagen / Beleuchtungswesen / Flüsse und Brücken // Gewerbliche Anlagen mit u.a.: Steinbrüche und Ziegeleien / Sägewerke und Baufabriken / Holz- und Schnitzstoffe, Möbel und Ausstattungen / Eisengießereien, Maschinenbau-Anstalten, Metallverarbeitung / Web-Industrie / Buch- und Notendruckereien / Der lithographische Buntdruck / Buchbindereien und Kartonfabriken / Chromopapierfabriken / Tapeten- und Papierstuckfabriken / Ätherische Öle / Rauchwaren-Zurichterei / Gummiwaren / Bierbrauereien. Opulent ausgestattetes Werk über alle Bereiche der Leipziger Bautätigkeit. Einband etwas berieben ( der reich goldgeprägte Vorderdeckel mit dem Leipziger Wappen von guter Erhaltung ), Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen. Rücken stark berieben, oberes Kapital beschädigt, unteres Kapital gering beschädigt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, gering gebräunt. Schwacher Wasserrand am oberen Rand über die letzten 90 Seiten ( kaum störend ). Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The new magazine devoted to the study of the English language and literature. [Nihon eigaku shinshi].

      Tokyo Eigaku Shinshi Hakkoujo 1892-1897, Tokyo - Collection of 39 issues of an English study magazine, 8vo, pp. 50 on average; set incomplete, issues present are as follows: 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 24-30, 37-43, 51-55, 58, 60, 66 , 67, 71-73, 75, 96-99, 101, 121, 109; sections excised from some issues, the occassional annotation present, issue 109 with lower cover nearly gone. A good set overall.The premire English study magazine of its time, each issue consists of Japanese and Chinese material in translation, serialized aids to classic English literature (Rasselas, A Christmas Carol) and English readers, lectures and exercises on grammatical points, puzzles, humorous and topical conversations, English idioms, the appropriate addresses to various ranks of nobility, physiognomy, and so on. Text is in a mixture of English and Japanese.No copies listed outside of Japan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Works, 12 volumes, 1892 (250 copies printed): 1 Lady Susan / Watsons / Memoir 2 Letters 3 Pride and Prejudice 2 v 4 Sense and Sensibility 2 v 5 Emma 2v 6 Northanger Abbey 7 Mansfield Park 2v 8 Persuasion

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1892. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 Volume set, published 1892, limited to 250 copies, bound in brown cloth with darker brown leather spine labels, printed on thick parchment paper, fronispieces, deckled edges. About very good overall, some abrasions and flaking to spine labels, a few nicks to top edges of spines to some volumes, the text-block fore edges of the second volumes of Mansfield Park and Sense & Sensibility showing some bumping, each volume bearing the signature of Kate Reed, of the famous Reed family of Pittsburgh (judges, lawyers). Nice set! Extra postage required outside the USA.

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

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

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        Peter Ibbetson

      James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London 1892 - Hardcover. Two Volumes. Brown pictorial cloth. Cloth soiled. Previous owner's name and date on half-title. Foxing throughout. Cloth slip case slightly rubbed and soiled. Introduction by his Cousin Lady Madge Plunket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians 2 Volumes

      Privately Published, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London 1892 - Superb two vol. set in red decorated cloth boards. Protected by professional standard acetate wrap. Gilt lettering and illustration motif to front boards and spine. The original end papers have pulled away a little at gutter edge resulting in some tearing. This appears to be the only flaw in an almost immaculate set. I may have to keep these they are so beautiful! Standard postage in UK. The may be extra postal charges for overseas order. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare Autograph Letter Signed referring to Dreyfus Affair, in French, 2 pp on one 8vo sheet (pages 1 and 3), October 1, 1908, Paris. With copy of "La Revision du Proces Dreyfus/Debats de la cour de cassation/deuxieme partie/Cnclusion de M. le procurer general Manau, 30-31 Mai, 1899, Paris, P.-V, Stock, editeur, 1899, paper cover, 135 pp. The booklet also contains copies of much of Dreyfus' correspondence regarding his innocence. Brittle and sunned, overall poor condition

      Letters by Dreyfus referring to his famous legal case rarely become available. In our letter, written two years after he was exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus writes to an unknown recipient about suing the French newspaper, "La Libre Parole," for refusing to correct statements regarding his innocence. Dreyfus references his trial lawyers, Henri Mornard and Edgar Demange as well as Henri Ditte, President of the Tribunal of First Instance of the Seine, a civil court. Dreyfus begins, "I wrote you yesterday to ask when you would return. Meanwhile, I am sending herewith a draft request [not included] for a trial to do with la Libre parole before the Civil Court...I have made up my mind to take the direction that I had thought of two years ago and on which we had decided on. - M. Demange, of course, M. Mornard agree with me. Would you please be kind enough by asking of President [Henri] Ditte an expiation, the closest possible. Please note that it will be necessary to notify within at least three months, about the actes d'interruptifs de prescription. This precaution is absolutely necessary even though we are going before the Civil Court and not before the Court of Assizes...." He signs, "A. Dreyfus." "La Libre Parole," was a virulently anti-Semitic publication founded in 1892. The day following Dreyfus's conviction, "La Libre Parole" headlined a call for Jews to leave France, "Out of France, Jews. France for the French!" Dreyfus was ultimately found innocent in 1906, having been framed by fellow officers of the army. "La Libre Parole" refused to correct false statements regarding the Court of Cessation decision of July 12, 1906, fully exonerating Dreyfus. Between Dreyfus's initial conviction in 1894 and full exoneration in 1906, the officer who actually committed treason by spying for the German government, Major Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy, was put on trial twice. Esterhazy's first trial in 1898 resulted in an acquittal. Emile Zola wrote his famous, "J'Accuse" open letter to the French President. Zola's letter, published in the newspaper "L'Aurore," accused the French government of anti-Semitism , judicial errors and lack of serious evidence in the case against Dreyfus. Zola, himself, was accuse of libel and to avoid imprisonment, fled to England. He returned home in June 1899. On June 3, 1899, the Court of Appeals overturned the guilty verdict against Dreyfus, however, despite overwhelming evidence of innocence, a military court again found Dreyfus guilty of the same charge of treason. French president Emile Loubert pardoned Dreyfus on Sept. 19, 1899. Seven years later, in 1906, a military commission finally fully absolved Alfred Dreyfus. "La Libre Parole," ceased publication in June 1924.

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

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

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        News from nowhere or an epoch of rest,

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press,, 1892. being some chapters from a utopian romance. Octavo. Original vellum, yapp fore-edge, titles gilt to spine, pink silk ties. Housed in a custom-made cloth slipcase using Morris & Company decorated cloth. Full-page woodcut-illustration, first text page decorated with a woodcut border and initials, other woodcut initials in the text throughout, woodcut decorated colophon. Very faint dust soiling and a few very small marks to spine, otherwise an impeccable copy in truly excellent condition. First Kelmscott edition (originally published Boston 1890), one of 300 copies on paper from a limited edition of 310 copies. A truly beautiful copy of Morris's socialist utopian fantasy, printed by Morris's own Kelmscott Press, and here superbly presented in a slipcase made from Morris & Co cloth recreating the signature birds and roses design.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET ADMINISTRATIF UNIVERSEL D'HAITI OU GUIDE GENERAL EN HAITI [complete in 4 volumes]

      Port-au-prince: A Heraux. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1892- 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Reference; GEOGRAPHY; Color and b/w; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273, 130 pages; S. Rouzier. Dictionnaire Geographique Et Administratif Universel D'Haiti... Vols I-IV. Vol IV A Heraux, Port-au-Prince, Vols I-III Paris: Charles Blot. Red bindings with faded spots, toned contents with occasional notes and underlines. Contains illustrations and colored and b/w maps as well as plans. Bindings solid. Vol iv with owner's plastic cover and shelf sticker. ; 0 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Abraham Lincoln, The True Story Of A Great Life. In Two Volumes

      D. Appleton Company, New York, 1892. First Edition.. Very Good. Complete 2-volume hardcover set in Very Good condition. First edition. Quarter bound in light brown with marbled boards and light brown leather corners. Marbled endpapers. Spine cover has dark brown leather panels with stamped gilt lettering, deco, raised bands. Vol. 1 has frontpiece portrait photo by Hesler of Lincoln in 1858, with tissue guard. Vol. 2 has frontpiece portrait photo by Jackson of Lincoln in 1858, at time of Lincoln-Douglas debates. Some rubbing in spots on covers. Corners worn. Back cover edge of Vol. 2 has small dent. Previous owner's book plates on inside front covers. Co-Author William Herndon was Lincoln's law partner. With an introduction by Horace White. Illustrated. 12mo - 5. 1/2" x 7 5/8". Vol. 1: 330 pp. Vol. 2: 348 pp incl index. A beautiful first edition set.

      [Bookseller: Musketaquid Books]
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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA (18 volúmenes)

      El Progreso Editorial, Madrid 1892 - Entre 440 y 650 págs cada uno + numerosas láminas fuera de texto, algunas plegadas, a color. 25x17 cm Tapa dura, piel Buen estado Historia general de España Historia de España en 18 volúmenes. Los reyes Católicos (Víctor Balaguer): Don Fernando y doña Isabel, guerra de Sucesión y comienzos del reinado, las guerras de Granada. Reinado de Carlos IV (José Gómez de Arteche): proclama del 6 de octubre, la invasión, Aranjuez y la abdicación, la alianza con Francia, la guerra con Gran Bretaña, campaña de Portugal, Trafalgar, Tolón, campaña de 1795, etc. Reinado de Carlos III (Manuel Danvila y Collado): Infancia, juventud, conquista de Nápoles y Sicilia, matrimonio, Carlos III rey de España, guerra con Inglaterra, el motín de Madrid, la elección de Clemente XIV; extinción de la compañía de Jesús, segunda guerra entre España e Inglaterra, la conquista de Menorca, la América española, Carlos III como hombre y como rey, etc.La Marina de Castilla (Cesareo Fernández): fundación de la marina cantábrica, guerra de Bretaña, batalla de la Rochela, campañas de Pero Niño, descubrimiento del Nuevo Mundo, etc. Pueblos germánicos (Juan de Dios de la Rada): los germanos, invasión de los visigodos en las provincias occidentales del Imperio, instituciones políticas, la persecución de los católicos y el levantamiento de Ermenegildo, Rodrigo, consecuencias de la muerte de Rodrigo, etc. Castilla y León durante los reinados de Pedro I, Enrique II, Juan I y Enrique III (Juan Catalina García).Reyes cristianos desde Alonso VI hasta Alfonso XI en Castilla, Aragón, Navarra y Portugal (Manuel Colmenero). Geología y protohistoria Ibérica (Juan Vilanova y Piera y Juan de Dios de la Rada). Contiene ilustraciones en negro.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        L'art Et L'Idee Revue Contemporaine Illustree Le Dilettantisme Litteraire Et La Curiosite

      Paris: MaisonQuantin, 1892. 2 volume set - Tome Premier (Janvier-Juin) and Tome second. One of 1000 copies printer on papier "velin" with this being matched set 475. These volumes have approximately 49 plates and numerous illustrations. All of the plates are covered by tissue guards. These 2 books comprise the one year run of the publication and the covers for the individual issues are bound in at the end of the books. These are ex library books and have library notations and slight damage to the spine where the library labels were removed, otherwise the books are in very good condition with the pages being crisp , bright and very clean. The top page edges are gold gilt. This was the third of Uzanne's 3 serial reviews dedicated to aesthetica and bibliophily. These volumes are lavishly illustrated. An uncommon set of books reasonably priced . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: JPollard Bookseller]
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