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

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

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        Persia and the Persian Question

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

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - HONEGGER Arthur (1892-1955), compositeur suisse. L.A.S. adressée à Albert Levêque. Paris, [18] octobre 1948. 1 p. in-4, avec enveloppe. « J'ai lu avec grand intérêt les commentaires et les indications techniques de votre nouvelle édition du 'Clavecin bien tempéré'. Très souvent j'y ai trouvé exprimé mon sentiment personnel sur ces pièces magnifiques, ce n'est peut-être pas un compliment mais c'est vous dire que votre travail m¿a beaucoup touché ». Albert Levêque (1900-1970), élève de Cortot, était un grand spécialiste et interprète de Bach.

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

      London, George Newnes Ltd, 1892 and 1894. - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

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

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

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha .

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

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

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

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        [MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF OVER 1550 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, MAINLY IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT, 1892 - 1951]

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

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

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

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        THE HAKONE DISTRICT. With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB, FA]
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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1892, 1892. SECOND EDITION. Publisher's burgundy cloth with fine polychrome illustrations to upper and spine, titled in gilt, floral patterned endleaves. Some light general wear, text block a little shaken, cryptic bookplate to pastedown and neat bookseller ticket. Shows well. The second printing of the second Sherlock Holmes novel, now reasonably difficult to uncover... Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action... The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924). Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. See also Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (2002), Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction (1994), DeWaal; The International Sherlock Holmes (1980), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966), Elley Queen; Queen's Quorum (1951).

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

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

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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        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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books ]
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