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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes Ltd.,, 1892 & 1894. 2 works, octavo (231 × 155 mm). Bound in recent blue and black morocco, titles to spines gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, covers singled ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. Spine of Vol. I sunned; an excellent set, attractively bound. First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The India List Civil and Military January, 1892

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co, Ltd., , 1892. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Octavo (211 × 132 mm). Contemporary red hard-grained morocco presentation binding by Harrison of Pall Mall, title gilt to the spine, raised bands with dotted roll, compartments ornately gilt, both boards with a wide dentelle panel between triple fillet panels enclosing a large arabesqued VR monogram surmounted by the Imperial Crown, dotted edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cream surface-paper endpapers. Very slightly rubbed at the extremities, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. Superbly presented copy of an invaluable reference work. India Lists from this period are far from common.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The India List Civil and Military. January, 1892. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council.

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co, Ltd., 1892 - Octavo (211 × 132 mm). Contemporary red hard-grained morocco presentation binding by Harrison of Pall Mall, title gilt to the spine, raised bands with dotted roll, compartments ornately gilt, both boards with a wide dentelle panel between triple fillet panels enclosing a large arabesqued VR monogram surmounted by the Imperial Crown, dotted edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cream surface-paper endpapers. Very slightly rubbed at the extremities, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. Superbly presented copy of an invaluable reference work. India Lists from this period are far from common.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        VELADAS LITERARIAS DE LIMA 1876 - 1877. Tomo primero. Veladas I a X

      Imprenta Europea, 486 pgs., Buenos Aires 1892 - Unico tomo publicado. Incluye: M. V. de Plasencia., M. C. de Carbonera, M. A. García, Adriana Buendía, Abel de la E.Delgado, José A. Marquez, Ricardo Palma y otros. Roturas en los extremos del lomo. Roces en los bordes de las tapas. Pocas marcas de lectura en lápiz. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skating EDITION ORIGINALE

      London: Longmans, Green, and co, 1892. Fine. Longmans, Green, and co, London 1892, Frot in 8 (13x19cm), relié. - First edition, illustrated with 12 full-page photogravures and 81 in in-text (photogravures and drawings). Half morocco with time unsigned Bickers and son (London) chocolate corners. Skating is an edited title (and limited to 250 copies) by the famous Badminton Library of sports and pastimes (by the Duke of Beaufort). Spine ribbed ornate. Nets on the boards. All slices browned. The back has two titles: Badminton Library and Skating. Very nice copy, perfectly prepared, and fresh and perfect. Study on the practice of skating figures, origins and mode of entertainment, and all sports, like tobogganing, sledding ice skating ... actually became very popular in England in the nineteenth century, but also in Russia and the United States, and of board in the Scandinavian countries. Bookplate of arms Thomas Stanton. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustré de 12 hors-texte en photogravures et de 81 in-texte (photogravures et dessins). Demi Maroquin à coins chocolat d'époque non signé de Bickers and son (London). Skating est un titre édité (et limité à 250 exemplaires) par la fameuse Badminton Library of sports and pastimes (par le Duc de Beaufort). Dos à nerfs richement orné. Filets sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Le dos porte deux titres : Badminton Library, puis Skating. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi, et et d'une parfaite fraîcheur. Etude sur la pratique du patinage, figures, origines et mode de divertissement, et de tous les sports de glisse, comme le toboggan, la luge sur glace... Le patinage devint effectivement très populaire en Angleterre au XIXe, mais également en Russie et aux Etats-Unis, et naturellement dans les pays scandinaves. Ex-libris aux armes Thomas Stanton.

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        Le Réveil (1892) EDITION ORIGINALE

      Gand: Imprimerie F. Meyer Van-Loo, 1892. Fine. Imprimerie F. Meyer Van-Loo, Gand 1892, 16,5x25,5cm, relié. - Edition originale.Un bound volume, complete collection of 11 issues of 1892, the second year of publication of the revue.Pagination continu.binding in green half roan water, flat spine decorated with gilt, wrappers preserved and bound in. Scuffs on back and jaw, cuts and corners rubbed, nice interior condition for this rare magazine reliée.Principaux Contributors: Edmond Deffernez Charles Delchevalerie Eugene Demolder Maurice Desombiaux George Eekhoud, Iwan Gilkin, Valere Gille, Albert Giraud, Tristan Klingsor, Hubert Krains, Camille Lemonnier, Grégoire Le Roy, Maurice Maeterlinck, Georges Rodenbach, Fernand Severin Hubert Stiernet, Emile Verhaeren, among autres.Portant the subtitle of "Monthly Review of Literature & Art. Published under the auspices French Literary Circle, "Belgian French-speaking journal publishes original literary texts as well as theatrical and literary chronicles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Un volume relié, collection complète des 11 numéros de l'année 1892, deuxième année de publication de la revue. Pagination en continu. Reliure en demi-basane vert d'eau, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, couvertures conservées. Epidermures sur le dos et les mors, coupes et coins frottés, agréable état intérieur pour cette rare revue reliée. Principaux collaborateurs: Edmond Deffernez, Charles Delchevalerie, Eugène Demolder, Maurice Desombiaux, Georges Eekhoud, Iwan Gilkin, Valère Gille, Albert Giraud, Tristan Klingsor, Hubert Krains, Camille Lemonnier, Grégoire Le Roy, Maurice Maeterlinck , Georges Rodenbach, Fernand Séverin, Hubert Stiernet, Emile Verhaeren, entres autres. Portant le sous-titre de "Revue mensuelle de Littérature & d'Art. Publiée sous les auspices du Cercle Littéraire Français", la revue belge d'expression française publie des textes littéraires inédits, ainsi que des chroniques théâtrales et littéraires.

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        British New Guinea With Map, Numerous Illustrations, and Appendix

      8vo. London: George Phillip & Son, 1892. 8vo, original red cloth over bevelled boards, decoratively stamped and lettered in blind and gilt. frontispiece portrait, folding colored map, numerous plates. xviii, 336, 4(ads) pp. backstrip mellowed, very light occasional foxing, a very good unopened copy. First Edition. A thorough and well illustrated document on the history, geography, people, geology and fauna of New Guinea.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        [Trois contes :] Hérodias, compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion, préface par Anatole France / Un coeur simple, illustré de vingt-trois compositions par Emile Adan gravées à l'eau-forte par Champollion, préface par A. de Claye / La Légende de Saint-Julien l'Hospitalier, illustrée de vingt-six compositions par Luc-Olivier Merson gravées à l'eau-forte par Géry-Richard, préface par Marcel Schwob

      Paris: A. Ferroud, librairie des amateurs, 1892. Livre. Illus. by Georges Rochegrosse - Emile Adan - Luc-Olivier Merson. Très bon. broché. In-8. Paris, A. Ferroud, librairie des amateurs, 1892-1894-1895. 3 volumes in-8, 25,5 x 16 cm, (4) XXXII - 88 (1) pp. - 4 planches hors texte, (4) XVIII - 79 (1) - 10 planches hors texte dont frontispice, (4) XXX - 72 (1) pp. - 3 planches hors texte, nombreuses compositions gravées en noir dans le texte, prospectus d'éditions brochés en début ou fin de volume, couvertures rempliées illustrées et imprimées, chemises modernes de demi-chagrin noir portant pour chaque volume l'auteur, le titre et l'illustrateur en blanc cassé, étui bordé commun. Chaque volume est l'un des 80 sur Japon ou grand vélin d'Arches (ici sur JAPON) comportant 3 états des eaux-fortes (eaux-fortes pures, avant la lettre avec remarques et avec la lettre). Ils portent tous le numéro 39 et proviennent de la bibliothèque du grand bibliophile Victor Mercier avec, pour chacun, une fiche bibliographique de sa main, avec prix notés. Rare réunion de ces trois contes de Flaubert dont la publication par André Ferroud s'est étalée sur trois années. Vicaire comme Carteret soulignent qu'il s'agit d'un ensemble. Discrètes restaurations au dos d'Un coeur simple, petit accident au dernier plat de la Légende. (VICAIRE, III, 730-733 ; CARTERET, IV, 161 : "Très belle réunion des Trois Contes. Ensemble recherché et coté, surtout avec 3 ou 2 états des gravures sur japon ou vélin" ; MONOD, 4639, 4654, 4723).

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        Geometrische Komposition,

      - Siebdruck auf 70 x 50 cm Karton. Guter Zustand bis auf eine Bereibung links neben der Künstlermonogrammierung. "Adolf Richard Fleischmann (* 18. März 1892 in Esslingen am Neckar; † 28. Januar 1968 in Stuttgart) war ein deutscher Maler. Sein Spätwerk wird in der Nähe des Konstruktivismus eingeordnet. Er gilt als Vorläufer der Op-Art. Fleischmann wurde als drittes Kind des Kaufmanns Wilhelm Adolf Fleischmann und seiner Ehefrau Paulina Maria am 18. März 1892 in Esslingen geboren. Nach dem Abitur studierte er ab 1908 an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart und wechselte 1911 an die Königliche Kunstakademie. Hier lernte er unter anderem bei Adolf Hölzel und Robert Poetzelberger. Nach kurzer Tätigkeit als angestellter Zeichner und Maler beim Städtischen Ausstellungsamt für Gesundheitspflege, Stuttgart, sowie an der Werkstätte für graphische Kunst unter Paul Hahn wurde Fleischmann 1914 zum Kriegsdienst eingezogen. Im Folgejahr wurde er an der Ostfront so schwer verwundet, dass er aus dem Wehrdienst entlassen wurde. Vorübergehend entwarf er Buchumschläge bei der Deutschen Verlags-Anstalt und für die J. B. Metzler’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, beide in Stuttgart. Durch Fürsprache seiner Halbschwester Lotte Luise Volger, die als Moulageuse am Kantonsspital Zürich beschäftigt war, erhielt er 1917 dort ebenfalls eine Anstellung. Fleischmann arbeitete bis Juli 1928 (mit Unterbrechungen) als wissenschaftlicher Zeichner und Moulageur in Zürich. Viele der von ihm damals hergestellten Moulagen sind erhalten geblieben und im Universitätsspital Zürich zu besichtigen. 1921 nahm Fleischmann an der Ausstellung der Münchener „Neue Sezession" teil. Hier wurde er besonders von Franz Marc und weiteren Expressionisten angeregt. In der Folge malte er stark expressionistische Gemälde. Es folgten Arbeitsaufenthalte in Italien, Spanien, der Schweiz, Paris, aber auch in Deutschland (Berlin und Hamburg). Aus dem Jahr 1925 stammt Fleischmanns erstes erhaltenes, vom Kubismus nicht unbeeinflusstes abstraktes Gemälde. 1928 nahm er an den „Juryfreien"-Ausstellungen in Stuttgart und Berlin sowie erneut an der „Neuen Sezession", München, teil. 1933 bis 1936 verbrachte er lange Zeit auf Mallorca und in Paris. In den Jahren 1936 bis 1938 reiste er in Begleitung seiner Geliebten Bertha Loof durch Italien und hielt sich vor allem auf Ischia auf. Im Juli 1938 wurde sein Sohn Dieter Loof geboren, der im Alter von etwa vier Jahren starb. Da er mittlerweile nur noch abstrakt malte, entzog er sich einer möglichen Auseinandersetzung mit den nationalsozialistischen Machthabern durch Übersiedlung nach Frankreich. In Paris schloss er sich der Gruppe l’Équipe an. Dadurch begegnete er prägenden Künstlern wie Robert Delaunay und Albert Gleizes. Dort unterstützte er die Résistance gegen die deutsche Besatzungsmacht. Bis Ende des Krieges lebte er in verschiedenen Orten Südfrankreichs, vor allem in Graulhet/Tarn. Mehrfach wurde er interniert, so im Lager „Les Milles" bei Aix-en-Provence, aus dem es ihm im Oktober 1940 zu fliehen gelang. Ende 1944 kehrte Adolf Fleischmann aus seinem südfranzösischen Versteck zurück in das befreite Paris, wo er in seinem völlig verwüsteten Atelier nur noch die Reste seiner Bilder, die Arbeit vieler Jahre, vorfand. A.F. wörtlich: „ich erlebte einen Nervenzusammenbruch". Mit Hilfe seiner französischen Freunde konnte er jedoch schon bald seine künstlerische Arbeit wieder aufnehmen, und bis zu seiner Ausreise in die USA 1952 sich auch an Ausstellungen in Paris beteiligen. A.F. unterzeichnete jene, in der frühen Nachkriegszeit entstandenen Arbeiten unter dem Druck einer noch heftigen Deutschfeindlichkeit mit dem Pseudonym Richard, seinem zweiten Vornamen. In dem Katalog der Realitéts Nouvelles Nr.1, 1947 ist ein Bild von A.F. zu sehen, das hier einem Maler Richard zugeschrieben wird. A.F. hat das Pseudonym Richard in den USA nicht weiter verwandt [1]. Zu Ende des Krieges und in den ersten Nachkriegsjahren hatte Fleischmann erstmals eine kurze „geometrische Phase" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Rise of the Dutch Republic A History

      London: W.W. Gibbings, 1892., 1892. 3 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary binding by J. Low in full green morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards with the emblem of the Law Society stamped in gilt to centre of uppers, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Prize label from the Law Society dated 1893 to paste down of vol.I. A fine and very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Rheintöchter.

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

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys (18 Volumes, Brampton Edition)

      New York: Croscup & Sterling Company, 1892. 18 volumes. Edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, with gilt compartments. Top edges gilt. No. 207 of 250 sets from the Brampton Edition. Spines with very light fade, very light wear overall and light rubbing to edges. Bookplate in each volume. Illustrated with plates and maps. Tight and square volumes. A very handsome set. . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Feuilles détachées. Faisant suite aux Souvenirs d'enfance et de Jeunesse

      Calmann Lévy, Paris 1892 - In-4 (25,8 x 21,2 cm), broché, à toutes marges, chemise à dos de maroquin bordeaux à cinq nerfs, étui bordé. Edition originale. Un des 50 exemplaires sur Hollande (N° 46). (quelques déchirures sur la couverture, quelques frottements sur la chemise et l'étui, fortes rousseurs pp. 321 à 336). //Quarto (25,8 x 21,2 cm), softcover, with all margins, folder with claret morocco spine raised on five bands, bordered slipcase. First edition. One of the 50 copies on Hollande paper (Nr 46). (some tears on cover, some rubbings on folder and slipcase, many brownings on pages 321 to 336).

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        Blick auf Salzburg im Winter" originales Aquarell ca. 36x50cm; um 1930; verso mit Nachlaßstempel und in Bleistft betitelt

      - Kurzbiographie: Der Maler Carl Kessler besuchte 1892/93 und 1898/99 die Königlich-Sächsische Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1899 immatrikulierte er sich an der Münchner Akademie für die Naturklasse von Karl Raupp. Seit ca. 1910 spezialisierte er sich auf Winterlandschaften; auch einige Städtelandschaften sind bekannt. Kessler wird in der zeitgenössischen Kunstkritik als Meister des Aquarells gerühmt. Seine Vorliebe galt Motiven aus den bayerischen Alpen, Tirol und der Schweiz. Als Mitglied der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft stellte er regelmäßig im Glaspalast aus.

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        The Costume of the Clans., With observations upon the literature, arts, manufactures, and commerce of the Highlands and Western Isles during the middle ages, and on the influence of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries upon their present condition.

      Edinburgh u.a.: Grant u.a., 1892 - XIX, LXIII, 1 Bl., 171 S.; m. chromolith. Titelbl. u. 36 lithogr. Tafeln (davon 29 kolor.). Nr. 13 von 500 Ex. - Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1845 erschienenen monumentalen Werkes, gemeinsam herausgegeben von den Verlagen Grant (Edinburgh), Quaritch (London), Welter (Paris), Harassowitz (Leipzig) u. Dymock (Sydney). Bei den Namen der Verfasser handelt es sich um Pseudonyme für die Brüder John Carter Allen u. Charles Manning Allen. - Beide Einbanddeckel mit stärkeren Wasserschäden am Längsrand u. der Stehkante, fleckig. Ecken, Kanten u. Rückenenden u. überstehende Bünde des Rückens bestoßen, Stehkante vorn u. untere Ecken m. etw. Materialverlust. Vord. Vorsatz m. schmaler Verfärbung im Rand, hint. Vorsatz m. Verfärbung im Falz. Innen gut erhalten u. sauber. Die prachtvoll kolorierten Tafeln auf stärkerem Karton gedruckt. A/O 4 - Please ask for detailed information in English / Demandez des détails en francais s.v.p. - Bitte beachten: Urlaub bis einschl. 28.07.2015! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Imp.-Fol. (57 x 42 cm); Orig. Halbldr. auf 6 Bünden m. 2 grünen RSchild., Rückenvergoldung (Wappenschilde), goldgepr. Einbandtitel, Goldschnitt u. Innenkantenvergold. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bauernküche im Pitzthal" originales Aquarell ca. 23x30cm (Bildausschnitt) auf Malkarton; rechts unten signiert ; alt unter Passepartout (37x48cm) montiert; verso handschriftlich betitelt und später noch einmal mit dem Nachlaßstempel versehen; um 1900

      - Kurzbiographie: Der Maler Carl Kessler besuchte 1892/93 und 1998/99 die Königlich-Sächsische Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1899 immatrikulierte er sich an der Münchner Akademie für die Naturklasse von Karl Raupp. Seit ca. 1910 spezialisierte er sich auf Winterlandschaften; auch einige Städtelandschaften sind bekannt. Kessler wird in der zeitgenössischen Kunstkritik als Meister des Aquarells gerühmt. Seine Vorliebe galt Motiven aus den bayerischen Alpen, Tirol und der Schweiz. Als Mitglied der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft stellte er regelmäßig im Glaspalast aus.

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

      New York, 1892. First American edition. A 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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        With EDISON At SCHENECTADY.

      Schenectady, N. Y. Published by Wm. H. Butler, 1892. Title leaf, printed recto only. Scientist, inventor & businessman, Thomas Edison greatly impacted our life today with such inventions as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph & the motion picture camera. During his lifetime, the "Wizard of Menlo Park" registered 1,093 patents, successfully marketing a preponderance of those products to people throughout the world. Edison's Machine Works, transferred to Schenectady in 1886, is the Edison plant this album photographically documents, and does so in the year Edison's own Edison General Electric Company merged with Thomson-Houston, becoming the General Electric Co. we know today, and, as a by-product, effectively removing Edison from the electrical business.  OCLC records 3 institutional holdings. The album is rare on the market, with AmEx showing just one auction record, [2008], where, on that occasion, it fetched over mid-four figures. Album - VG. The first few photographs with some faint foxing, VG; most interior photographs clear & sharp - VG to Nr Fine.

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        Geometrische Komposition

      . 49 x 31 cm Abb.. Siebdruck auf 70 x 50 cm Karton. Guter Zustand bis auf eine Bereibung links neben der Künstlermonogrammierung. "Adolf Richard Fleischmann (* 18. März 1892 in Esslingen am Neckar; 28. Januar 1968 in Stuttgart) war ein deutscher Maler. Sein Spätwerk wird in der Nähe des Konstruktivismus eingeordnet. Er gilt als Vorläufer der Op-Art. Fleischmann wurde als drittes Kind des Kaufmanns Wilhelm Adolf Fleischmann und seiner Ehefrau Paulina Maria am 18. März 1892 in Esslingen geboren. Nach dem Abitur studierte er ab 1908 an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart und wechselte 1911 an die Königliche Kunstakademie. Hier lernte er unter anderem bei Adolf Hölzel und Robert Poetzelberger. Nach kurzer Tätigkeit als angestellter Zeichner und Maler beim Städtischen Ausstellungsamt für Gesundheitspflege, Stuttgart, sowie an der Werkstätte für graphische Kunst unter Paul Hahn wurde Fleischmann 1914 zum Kriegsdienst eingezogen. Im Folgejahr wurde er an der Ostfront so schwer verwundet, dass er aus dem Wehrdienst entlassen wurde. Vorübergehend entwarf er Buchumschläge bei der Deutschen Verlags-Anstalt und für die J. B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, beide in Stuttgart. Durch Fürsprache seiner Halbschwester Lotte Luise Volger, die als Moulageuse am Kantonsspital Zürich beschäftigt war, erhielt er 1917 dort ebenfalls eine Anstellung. Fleischmann arbeitete bis Juli 1928 (mit Unterbrechungen) als wissenschaftlicher Zeichner und Moulageur in Zürich. Viele der von ihm damals hergestellten Moulagen sind erhalten geblieben und im Universitätsspital Zürich zu besichtigen. 1921 nahm Fleischmann an der Ausstellung der Münchener "Neue Sezession" teil. Hier wurde er besonders von Franz Marc und weiteren Expressionisten angeregt. In der Folge malte er stark expressionistische Gemälde. Es folgten Arbeitsaufenthalte in Italien, Spanien, der Schweiz, Paris, aber auch in Deutschland (Berlin und Hamburg). Aus dem Jahr 1925 stammt Fleischmanns erstes erhaltenes, vom Kubismus nicht unbeeinflusstes abstraktes Gemälde. 1928 nahm er an den "Juryfreien"-Ausstellungen in Stuttgart und Berlin sowie erneut an der "Neuen Sezession", München, teil. 1933 bis 1936 verbrachte er lange Zeit auf Mallorca und in Paris. In den Jahren 1936 bis 1938 reiste er in Begleitung seiner Geliebten Bertha Loof durch Italien und hielt sich vor allem auf Ischia auf. Im Juli 1938 wurde sein Sohn Dieter Loof geboren, der im Alter von etwa vier Jahren starb. Da er mittlerweile nur noch abstrakt malte, entzog er sich einer möglichen Auseinandersetzung mit den nationalsozialistischen Machthabern durch Übersiedlung nach Frankreich. In Paris schloss er sich der Gruppe l'Equipe an. Dadurch begegnete er prägenden Künstlern wie Robert Delaunay und Albert Gleizes. Dort unterstützte er die Resistance gegen die deutsche Besatzungsmacht. Bis Ende des Krieges lebte er in verschiedenen Orten Südfrankreichs, vor allem in Graulhet/Tarn. Mehrfach wurde er interniert, so im Lager "Les Milles" bei Aix-en-Provence, aus dem es ihm im Oktober 1940 zu fliehen gelang. Ende 1944 kehrte Adolf Fleischmann aus seinem südfranzösischen Versteck zurück in das befreite Paris, wo er in seinem völlig verwüsteten Atelier nur noch die Reste seiner Bilder, die Arbeit vieler Jahre, vorfand. A.F. wörtlich: "ich erlebte einen Nervenzusammenbruch". Mit Hilfe seiner französischen Freunde konnte er jedoch schon bald seine künstlerische Arbeit wieder aufnehmen, und bis zu seiner Ausreise in die USA 1952 sich auch an Ausstellungen in Paris beteiligen. A.F. unterzeichnete jene, in der frühen Nachkriegszeit entstandenen Arbeiten unter dem Druck einer noch heftigen Deutschfeindlichkeit mit dem Pseudonym Richard, seinem zweiten Vornamen. In dem Katalog der Realitets Nouvelles Nr.1, 1947 ist ein Bild von A.F. zu sehen, das hier einem Maler Richard zugeschrieben wird. A.F. hat das Pseudonym Richard in den USA nicht weiter verwandt [1]. Zu Ende des Krieges und in den ersten Nachkriegsjahren hatte Fleischmann erstmals eine kurze "geometrische Phase" im Sinne der Konkreten Kunst, die er aber bald wieder zugunsten weniger strenger Motive aufgab. Er schloss sich der Gruppe Realites nouvelles an und zog für einige Jahre nach Paris. Seinen Lebensunterhalt verdiente er sich mit Entwürfen für Plakate, Zeitschriften-Titel, Tapeten und Stoffe (z. B. Tücher für Dior). 1948 heiratete er Elly Abendstern, und im gleichen Jahr hatte er seine erste Einzelausstellung in der Galerie Creuze in Paris. 1950 wandte sich Fleischmann erneut der geometrischen Form zu, allerdings weniger im Sinne der Konkreten Kunst, sondern eher im Rahmen serieller Malerei. Er wurde damit ein früher Vorläufer der Op-Art. Im Alter von nunmehr fast 60 Jahren hatte er seinen eigenen unverkennbaren Stil gefunden, der sich durch rhythmisch gruppierte schmale Streifen auszeichnet, die in schmale Winkel eingebunden sind. 1951 stellte er seine neuesten Werke in der Galerie Colette Allendy aus. Da er in den USA bessere Arbeitsmöglichkeiten geboten bekam, übersiedelte er 1952 nach New York. Hier lebte er sowohl als angestellter Zeichner am College of Physicians and Surgeons der Columbia University als auch als freischaffender Maler. Einzelausstellungen und Experimente mit Pappe, Karton und ähnlichen Materialien begleiten seine New Yorker Zeit. 1958 kehrte er besuchsweise für knapp drei Monate nach Europa zurück; in diese Zeit fällt auch die nuancierte Änderung der Strenge seines geometrischen Stils zugunsten aufgelockerter Linien, Streifen und Figurationen. Nach wie vor blieb er aber der Geometrie verpflichtet, allerdings wurden seine Bilder weicher. Im Jahr 1962 erkrankte er schwer. 1963 und 1964 hielt er sich 16 Monate in Stuttgart auf. In dieser Zeit entstanden die "Metamorphosen"-Bilder: Die einzelnen L-Formen werden als Blöcke zusammengezogen. Fleischmann reiste Ende 1964 zurück nach New York, wo er 1965 einen schweren Schlaganfall erlitt. Aufgrund der besseren medizinischen Versorgung kehrte er endgültig nach Stuttgart zurück. Hier gab es 1966 die Adolf-Fleischmann-Jubiläumsausstellung im Württembergischen Kunstverein, die ihn schlagartig berühmt machte und seinen endgültigen Durchbruch in Deutschland bedeutete. In den nächsten beiden Jahren erstellte er trotz einer teilweisen Lähmung noch rund zwanzig reliefartige Collagen. Fleischmann starb am 28. Januar 1968 in Stuttgart an den Spätfolgen des Schlaganfalls; er wurde auf dem Ebershaldenfriedhof in Esslingen beigesetzt. 1973 gab es die ersten großen Adolf-Fleischmann-Retrospektiven im Ulmer Museum und im Westfälischen Landesmuseum Münster; 1987 wurden seine Werke in der Modernen Galerie des Saarlandmuseums in Saarbrücken ausgestellt." (Wikipedia)

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        LA THÉORIE ÉLECTROMAGNÉTIQUE DE MAXWELL ET SON APPLICATION AUX CORPS MOUVANTS

      Leiden - 190, [2] pp. Dropped headed title on p. 1, as issued. Dated on foot of p. 189: Leide, juin 1892. Repaged offprint from Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles 25 (1892) pp. 363-551 [Lorentz's paper is the entire 5th installment], in this offprint with added Table de Matières on p. 190 and correction on [1]. Contemporary halfcalf over marbled boards with title in gilt on spine. Some worming at blank margin of first two quires, minor stains and slightly browned. Damage to head of spine, however stitching fully intact. First and only seperate offprint publication of the author's first paper on electron theory. "A constructive effort of exemplary clarity in a science chronically subject to obscurity."[DSB]. Honeyman 2041, an offprint copy in frayed and detached wrappers, spine missing and stitching broken. [hammerprice in 1980 GBP 600], PMM 378a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ITALY AND HER INVADERS Eight Volumes in Nine

      Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, 1892 - 1899.. 8 vols in 9: Volume I Book I The Visigothic Invasion Part I (2nd edn 1892); Volume I Book I The Visigothic Invasion Part II (2nd edn 1892); Volume II Book II The Hunnish Invasion [&] Book III The Vandal Invasion and the Herulian Mutiny (2nd edn 1892); Volume III Book IV The Ostrogothic Invasion (2nd edn 1894); Volume IV Book V The Imperial Restoration (2nd edn 1894); Volume V Book VI The Lombard Invasion (1st edn 1895); Volume VI Book VII The Lombard Kingdom (1st edn 1895); Volume VII Book VIII Frankish Invasions (1st edn 1899); Volume VIII Book IX The Frankish Empire (1st edn 1899). 8vo. Original uniform blind-ruled gilt lettered brown cloth (a little discolouring on spines some vols - otherwise a VG set. Pp. variously paginated, illus with coloured and b&w plates most with tissue-guards, maps and tables (endpapers lightly spotted and tanned; previous owner's bookplate on front paste-downs and neat inscription on front endpapers). .

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        The Works of Tennyson

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

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        Letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

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

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

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

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        The Works 6 Volumes

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

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        The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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        WORKS]

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

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

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

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        Christmas Carol

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

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        Importante insieme di due lettere alla vigilia delle elezioni politiche del 1892 che porteranno alla formazione del primo Governo Giolitti. A. Bella lettera autografa firmata del patriota e scrittore diretta a Ercole Strada. Affiliato alla Giovine Italia e arrestato nel 1833, scontò parte della condanna presso il carcere dello Spielberg. Liberato nel 1838, ma costretto a rifugiarsi in Piemonte. Vicino al pensiero di Cattaneo e assertore di un ordinamento statale repubblicano e federale, intraprese un'intensa attività giornalistica e di pubblicista. Iseo 12 Maggio 1892. Una pagina in - 8. Ella conserva l'ardore giovanile, e quindi è impaziente pel rinnovamento dell'Italia. Che si prepara bensà, ma lentamente, e coordinata al rinnovamento dell'Europa. Purtroppo dobbiamo pazientare ancora. Avremo un Ministero nuovo in coloro, come fu quello onesto di Rudinà, che si fece cadere per ambizioni personali, non patriottismo. Il ministero nuovo durerà pure, ed alle strette vorrà fare le elezioni col collegio uninominale?Se non interviene una rivoluzione sociale, non otterremo mutamenti d'indirizzo sino a che non potremo comporre una Camera indipendente democratica con indennità ai Deputati?. B. Lettera autografa firmata di risposta di Ercole Strada a Rosa. Pralboino li 25 maggio 1892. Egregio Amico?penso alla responsabilità che assume il nostro partito in faccia alla nostra patria. e non vorrei che gli uomini che guideranno la nave si sommergessero portando con loro le delusioni che purtroppo finora abbiamo subite?. Tre pagine in - 8. Nel 1892, a causa dei forti contrasti insorti tra i ministri per i tagli da fare ai bilanci dei rispettivi dicasteri, di Rudini fu costretto a lasciare la presidenza che passò a Giovanni Giolitti, inaugurando l'età giolittianA

      

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        Winslow Homer writes from his Scarborough Beach studio in Maine

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

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

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

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        The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards

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

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

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

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

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

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        "A small collection, as below"

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

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        BOHNY'S NEUES BILDERBUCH

      - GERMAN. BOHNY'S NEUES BILDERBUCH Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken, Rechnen und Sprechen fur Kinder von 2 1/2 bis 7 Jahren. [The New Picture Book Being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number for Children from 2 1/2 - 7 Years]. Esslingen: Schreiber, dreizehnte, ganzlich neu gezeichnete auflage (1892). Oblong 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, sl. cover soil else VG+. New edition. First published in Germany circa 1848, Bohny's book was the outcome of the educational reform that had been occurring in Europe beginning with Pestalozzi and continued by Froebel. Bohny, also an educator, belived that rote learning was ineffective. His picture book offered images of hundreds of every day objects presented in an order of increasing complexity from which the child could learn simple and more complicated concepts. This edition is in the same format as the original but the figures in the illustrations have been updated to reflect contemporary modes of fashion, toys, utensils etc. Featuring 36 chromolithographed plates with nearly 400 objects.

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        VIAJES, BITACORA DE BARCELONA, CADIZ CON DESCRIPCIONES, SALVADOR REQUENA 1892, RARO

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

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

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

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE NESTS AND EGGS OF BRITISH BIRDS (Complete in 3 volumes)

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

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        Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks

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

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        Berg-Kircherl" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.24,5x30,5cm; verso mit Nachlaßstempel; um 1910 [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (35x41cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer]

      - Erst spät widmet sich Erich Erler der Malerei. Nach einer Lehre zum Schriftsetzer ist er als Berichterstatter und Schriftleiter in Breslau tätig. 1892 nimmt er dann ersten Zeichenunterricht bei Albrecht Bräuer und bildet sich als Autodidakt künstlerisch weiter. Daneben arbeitet er als Korrespondent in Paris. Als er 1898 schwer erkrankt, siedelt er nach Samedan im Engadin über. Hier beginnt Erler wieder zu malen und legt sich den Zunamen "Samedan" zu. Die Berglandschaft und ihre Bewohner sind nun die Inspirationsquelle seiner Bilder. Dies ändert sich auch nicht, als er zeitweise in München lebt, - wo er 1901 Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Scholle" wird und mit ihr bis zur Auflösung 1911 regelmäßig ausstellt -, und ein Atelier am Ammersee unterhält. Immer wieder kehrt er ins Engadin zurück.

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        La vie artistique, deuxième série

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

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        Rheintöchter.

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

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

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

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

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