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        The Novels. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. In ten volumes. With illustrations by William C. Cooke.

      London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1892 - 10 volumes, small octavo. Original light green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, facsimile author's signature to front board in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines rolled and slightly faded, cloth lifting slightly to the front board of Northanger Abbey and to the rear board of Pride and Prejudice, Vol. II. A very good set. First Dent edition, first impressions, save for Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, which are second impressions, published later the same year. After Richard Bentley (whose last edition is dated 1866), the fledgling London publisher J. M. Dent was the next to take up Jane Austen's novels. The first Dent ten-volume set of the novels is notable as the first to have any critical apparatus. A lovely set. Gilson E75.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Robbery Under Arms . A story of life and adventure in the bush and in the goldfields of Australia

      London: Macmillan, 1892. Small octavo; in very good condition, bound in later half red morocco with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, top of front board partly sunned. Australian bushranging classic. An attractive nineteenth century edition of Boldrewood's most famous work. Thomas Alexander Brown (1826-1915), best known as novelist Rolf Boldrewood, born in London and immigrated with his family to Sydney in 1830. His father served on the East India Company. Before becoming a police magistrate and gold commissioner Brown lived many years as a squatter in Victoria, a life he described later in his books. Boldrewood's stories are generally regarded as the best descriptions of the squatter's life. Robbery Under Arms is set in the bush and the goldfields about a gang of bushrangers led by Captain Starlight. The tale is narrated by a former bushranger awaiting execution for his crimes. The story was rejected originally by two journals and then finally accepted by the Sydney Mail and published between mid 1882 to 1883 in a weekly serial. When finally published in London in 1888, it achieved wide popularity. It is now considered an Australian classic.

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        Revision des champignons tant superieurs quinferieurs, trouves jusqua ce jour dans les Pays-Bas.

      Johannes Muller,, Amsterdam, 1892 - Premier volume: hymenomycetes, gasteromycetes & hypodermees. Second volume: phycomycetes, pyrenomycetes. Anthonid Cornelis Oudemans (ou Antoon Cornelis Oudemans) est un entomologiste neerlandais, ne le 12 novembre 1858, a Batavia et mort le 14 janvier 1943, a Arnhem. Il consacre sa these aux vers plats. Il devient directeur du Jardin zoologique de La Haye, en 1885. En 1895, Oudemans quitte La Haye pour enseigner la biologie a Sneek. Oudemans est celebre pour avoir publie en 1892, un livre intitule the Great Sea Serpent consacre aux observations de serpents de mer, a travers le monde. Il pense qu?il pourrait s?agir d?un grand phoque encore inconnu, Megophias megophias. Ses theses ne recoivent pas un accueil tres chaleureux. Bernard Heuvelmans (1916-2001) considere que ce livre marque le debut de la cryptozoologie. 2 vol., 638 pp., 491-6-XXI pp. + XIV planches hors-texte. in-4, Reliure dediteur pleine percaline vert bouteille, dos lisse.

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        Revision des champignons tant superieurs quinferieurs, trouves jusqua ce jour dans les Pays - Bas.

      Johannes Muller 1892  2 vol. Premier volume: hymenomycetes, gasteromycetes & hypodermees. Second volume: phycomycetes, pyrenomycetes. Anthonid Cornelis Oudemans (ou Antoon Cornelis Oudemans) est un entomologiste neerlandais, ne le 12 novembre 1858, a Batavia et mort le 14 janvier 1943, a Arnhem. Il consacre sa these aux vers plats. Il devient directeur du Jardin zoologique de La Haye, en 1885. En 1895, Oudemans quitte La Haye pour enseigner la biologie a Sneek. Oudemans est celebre pour avoir publie en 1892, un livre intitule the Great Sea Serpent consacre aux observations de serpents de mer, a travers le monde. Il pense qu?il pourrait s?agir d?un grand phoque encore inconnu, Megophias megophias. Ses theses ne recoivent pas un accueil tres chaleureux. Bernard Heuvelmans (1916 - 2001) considere que ce livre marque le debut de la cryptozoologie. Quelques illustrations en N&B (14 tableaux).

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        Description of the Star Camera, at the Sydney Observatory

      S.T Leigh & Co., Sydney 1892 - Quarto, with a photograph and seven large lithograph plates; original red cloth, some browning and a few institutional stamps, a good copy recased with new endpapers. An overview of an important piece of astronomical instrumentation. The principal observatories in New South Wales during the nineteenth century were at Sydney and Parramatta, and from the 1890s to the 1930s an astrometric camera was run as a field station by Sydney Observatory at Red Hill, which today is Observatory Park, Pennant Hills. The author of this rare work was the Government Astronomer from 1870, who was responsible for some of the major astronomical programmes undertaken in Australia during the nineteenth century. His book shows details of the camera that was used at Red Hill for photographing the Milky Way and for gaining experience in stellar photography. Russell's work with photography was of great importance: see Holden, Photography in Colonial Australia, pp. 61-3 for further details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etudes Philosophiques.

      Calmann Levy, Paris 1892 - 48 out of 50 volumes, small 8vo, 1/2 red leather (spines lightly sun-faded) over marbled boards, gilt-stamped raised spine bands, brown marbled endpapers. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1892. Near Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORLD'S PICTORIAL LINE. WORLD'S FAIR, CHICAGO/MICHIGAN BOULEVARD, CHICAGO

      Knight, Leonard & Co., 1892., 1892. 18" x 44" sheet folds to 48 panels each 9" x 4." Opens to half sheet color map of Chicago and the remaining panels filled with information about the Union Pacific system and its routes. Backed with 12 panels of color views of the Columbian Exposition buildings along with descriptions of each building. Three-panel map of the Union Pacific Railroad lines as well as a 3-panel map of the Exposition, and 4-panel color bird's-eye-view of the Exposition. Colors bright and with very minimal wear. Very nice condition of a beautiful item.

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        Peter Ibbetson

      London: James R Osgood, McIlvaine and co., 1892., 1892. First Edition. Two volumes. Octavos. Bound by Riviere in 3/4 blue morocco, with raised bands and gilt titles and decoration to spine, top edges gilt. Original cloth front boards bound in to both volumes as front endpaper, spine bound in to rear. Bindings are in good condition, gilt bright, with some tanning to spines, and slight rubbing to cloth of back boards, with a scuff to the top left corner of back board of volume two. Some spotting to front edge, and to front and back leaves in both volumes. Includes bookseller's stamp in purple ink to inside flyleaf, "G Rotherhan and co. 37 Piccadilly, London", and binder's stamp, "Riviere and son".

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        GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS, BUSINESS MEN AND INVESTORS IN NEBRASKA, NORTHWESTERN KANSAS AND EASTERN COLORADO

      Privately printed, 1892. - First edition. 12mo. 7 1/2' x 5 1/4" printed wrappers, 32 pp., maps. Rear cover has a map of the Burlington Route's system. Large folding map affixed to the rear cover details the entire Burlington Route from Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul to Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, Cheyenne, and Sheridan. The booklet wants to attract settlers to Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado and points out important factors including general description of the areas, suitability for farming, stock raising, etc., cost and profits, railroad facilities and markets served, churches, schools and culture, etc. A detailed explanation for buying land and payment programs. Adam's Herd 1611 and 1612 lists items similar to this one published in 1893 and 1895 respectively and each of which is designated as "Rare." Our copy is not listed in Herd and precedes the 1893 edition, and which Adams apparently had not seen. Perimeter edges of front cover tanned, small closed tear to fore-edge of rear cover, else internally clean and folding map in fine, unused condition. Overall a near fine copy of a "rare" booklet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        STATISTICS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE STATE OF NEBRASKA,TAKEN FROM STATE AND NATIONAL REPORTS, SHOWING THE ADVANTAGES, ANDGIVING INFORMATION FOR THE FARMER, THE MECHANIC, THE LABORER, THEMERCHANT, THE MANUFACTURER, CONTEMPLATING A REMOVAL TO ONE OF THE NEWERAND PROGRESSIVE WESTERN STATES. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE GENERAL PASSENGER DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY

      [St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., n.d. (ca 1892)., 1892. Second edition. 12mo. Stiff printed wrappers, bound into a quarter cloth and boards binder, 64 pp., illustrated, plates, tables, map. A promotional booklet published by the Missouri Pacific Railway to encourage settlement in Nebraska. Information is provided on the history of the state, climate, rainfall, lakes, springs, rivers of Nebraska, population, soil meteorology, churches and schools, grasses, crops, stock raising, sugar beet culture, horticulture, apple crop, poultry and eggs, dairy, tobacco, etc. Distances from Lincoln, Nebraska to any point in the state are provided. The altitudes for towns and cities are given. An interesting population map of Nebraska by counties is of interest. Large folded map of Nebraska affixed to rear cover is in fine condition. A rare railroad promotional housed in a cloth clam shell case with titles stamped in gold on the spine.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes 1892 - London: George Newnes, 1892 & 1894, 1894. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark and light blue cloth, pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. In a custom cloth slipcase. The Adventures and the Memoirs both have very light wear. A far above average, relatively bright and clean set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye

      The Kelmscott Edition of the First Book Printed in English[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CAXTON, William, [translator]. [LEFEVRE, Raoul]. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye. [Hammersmith, London: Kelmscott Press, Sold by Bernard Quaritch, 1892].One of 300 paper copies printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. Three books in two volumes. Large quartos (11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches; 290 x 210 mm). xv, [1], 295, [1, blank]; [297]-507, [3, blank], [509]-718 pp. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer type. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling.Publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges. Original green silk ties, four of which are partially missing. Spines lettered in gilt. Some very light age toning to vellum. A bit of foxing to bottom and fore-edges. A small catalog listing tipped in to front free endpaper of volume I. Overall, a very good set.A reprint of the first book printed in English, which had long been a favorite with Morris. Although there had been a number of earlier editions of the Recuyell, the Kelmscott Press version was the first to go back directly to Caxtonís text. This was the first book printed in Troy type, and the first in which Chaucer type was used (for table of contents and glossary). All of the ornaments in the margins and the initials throughout the text are by Morris.Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 18-19. Peterson A8. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 326, no. 8. Tomkinson, p. 109, no. 8. Sparling 8.HBS 65521.$6,500

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        With EDISON At SCHENECTADY

      Schenectady, N. Y.:: Published by Wm. H. Butler,. 1892.. Oblong folio: 9-1/4" x 11-1/2". 1st printing. Title leaf, printed recto only.. Half leather album, with dark cloth boards; modern respining to style, with renewed eps. Gilt title lettering to spine & front board.. Album - VG. The first few photographs with some faint foxing, VG;. most interior photographs clear & sharp - VG+ to Nr Fine.. 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 with 24 captioned 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" albumen photographs [displaying 118 images], one photograph per leaf [recto mounted], detailing factory facilities, heavy machinery, manufacturing processes, employees, etc. The photographs were printed on Aristo Paper, "specially prepared by American Aristotype Co., Jamestown, N. Y."

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      The Fine "Ellery Queen" CopyDOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892.First edition, first issue with no street name on the front cover, "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 235 x 160 mm). [4], 317, [1, printerís imprint], [2, blank] pp. With 104 illustrations by Sidney Paget in the text.Provenance: Detective story writers "Ellery Queen" (Manfred Lee) and "Barnaby Ross" (Frederic Dannay) names in ink on half-title.Original light blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gray flower and leaf endpapers. Small ink initials to front free endpaper. Front hinge professionally and invisibly repaired, back hinge starting but firm. A slight bit of shelf-wear to top and bottom of the spine. Some light foxing to a few preliminary and final pages. Otherwise a near fine copy, exceptionally clean and bright. Housed in a tan cloth clamshell."Rarely has a character so quickly established itself on the popular imagination as did Sherlock Holmes in the latter half of 1891." (Green & Gibson)."An avid reader of detective fiction since childhood, Dannay often discussed with Lee the possibility that they should write their own novel in the style of the erudite mystery writer, S. S. Van Dine. In 1928, using the name Ellery Queen, the two entered McClure's magazine novel-writing contest and, to their surprise, won. Before the work came to print, however, and before Dannay and Lee received their $7,500 prize money, the magazine folded. Fortunately the cosponsor of the competition, publisher Frederick A. Stokes, stepped in and in 1929 published The Roman Hat Mystery, which promptly sold 8,000 copies and thereby launched both the character and the "author" Ellery Queen." (American National Biography).Green and Gibson A10.HBS 64961.$17,500

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        Burnsiana: A Collection of Literary Odds and Ends Relating to Robert Burns; Six Volumes (Published 1892-1897) Bound Into Two Volumes (Fine Binding)

      London: Alexander Gardner, 1892. Finely bound in original green simulated snakeskin cloth with dark brown leather corners and spine. Five raised bands at spine, gilt titles to spine, covers stamped with floral decorations corresponding to raised bands. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpages. Both volumes are Fine, prior owner book plate front pastedowns. Six volumes which were published 1892-1897, bound into 2 volumes, 3 volumes to each book. RARE as a complete set, and especially so in such a handsome binding !. First Edition. Cloth and Leather. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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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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        With EDISON At SCHENECTADY

      Schenectady, N. Y.:: Published by Wm. H. Butler,. 1892.. Oblong folio: 9-1/4" x 11-1/2". 1st printing. Title leaf, printed recto only.. Half leather album, with dark cloth boards; modern respining to style, with renewed eps. Gilt title lettering to spine & front board.. Album - VG. The first few photographs with some faint foxing, VG;. most interior photographs clear & sharp - VG+ to Nr Fine.. 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.ÊOCLC 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 with 24 captioned 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" albumen photographs [displaying 118 images], one photograph per leaf [recto mounted], detailing factory facilities, heavy machinery, manufacturing processes, employees, etc. The photographs were printed on Aristo Paper, "specially prepared by American Aristotype Co., Jamestown, N. Y."

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        GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares.

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1892.FIRST EDITION 1892, 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¾ inches, 11 mounted albumen photographs including portrait of the author, 7 plates (3 with colour), numerous illustrations in the text, pages: iv, 366, (2), bound in the original publisher's light brown cloth, gilt lettering and gilt portrait of Queen Hatasu on upper cover, gilt vignette to lower cover, captioned Ludus Latrunculorum, gilt rules and lettering to spine with tiny gilt vignette, dark brown endpapers. Slight foxing to fore and lower edges, no inscriptions. A very good bright, tight clean copy in the original gilt decorated cloth. Games described include those of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, Chaturanga chess, including forms of the game played by the Chinese, the Japanese and the Burmese, Draughts, Backgammon and Magic Squares with numerous variations. The 10 mounted photographs depict game boards, and a stone head of the Egyptian Queen Hatasu. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget

      London: George Newnes Ltd, 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. A very good 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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        Das Keimplasma. Eine Theorie der Vererbung

      Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1892 First Edition. A fine copy with a little dustiness. 8vo.,. There are text illus. Weismann, a physician by training, is best known for this classic book on heredity offered here. ' Das Keimplasma ' is the best statement of his new theories regarding life and inheritance. Weismann hypothesized that although the cells of living organisms ultimately die that some portion of the cells do pass from generation to generation carrying the elements of heredity. This he named the ' germ plasm ' the forerunner, so to speak, of genetical science.

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        Diccionario General de Cocina Ilustrado con cromos de lujo.

      Madrid: José María Faquineto, 1892. 2 volumes. 4to. 1019; 1031, (2) pp. Contemporary full sprinkle\d leather; spines in six compartments with raised bands, green leather lettering labels, gilt. Illustrated with chromolithographs, including a chromolithograph title page in volume 1 in addition to the typeset title. Corner of one volume bumped else a fine set. In Spanish.

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        The Green Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1892. First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Clean text. Pages show signs of use and age such as foxing, creasing and a few short tears. Bookplate from previous owner on front paste down. Front and rear hinge show repairs, and binding is a bit fragile. Spine cloth darkened, rubbing to gilt on spine. Wear to spine ends with fraying and chipping to crown. Light lean to spine. Boards lightly marked and edge worn, though present well. A nice copy.

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        With EDISON At SCHENECTADY.

      Published by Wm. H. Butler,, Schenectady, N. Y.: 1892 - Album with 24 captioned 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" albumen photographs [displaying 118 images], one photograph per leaf [recto mounted], detailing factory facilities, heavy machinery, manufacturing processes, employees, etc. The photographs were printed on Aristo Paper, "specially prepared by American Aristotype Co., Jamestown, N. Y." 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.ÊOCLC 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. Half leather album, with dark cloth boards; modern respining to style, with renewed eps. Gilt title lettering to spine & front board. Oblong folio: 9-1/4" x 11-1/2". 1st printing. Title leaf, printed recto only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1892.. FIRST EDITION 1892, 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¾ inches, 11 mounted albumen photographs including portrait of the author, 7 plates (3 with colour), numerous illustrations in the text, pages: iv, 366, (2), bound in the original publisher's light brown cloth, gilt lettering and gilt portrait of Queen Hatasu on upper cover, gilt vignette to lower cover, captioned Ludus Latrunculorum, gilt rules and lettering to spine with tiny gilt vignette, dark brown endpapers. Slight foxing to fore and lower edges, no inscriptions. A very good bright, tight clean copy in the original gilt decorated cloth. Games described include those of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, Chaturanga chess, including forms of the game played by the Chinese, the Japanese and the Burmese, Draughts, Backgammon and Magic Squares with numerous variations. The 10 mounted photographs depict game boards, and a stone head of the Egyptian Queen Hatasu. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Very large photograph by Edward Schultze, Heidelberg, with autograph signature of Bunsen mounted below

      Heidelberg, 1892. 38.5x29 cm.. Mount: 42.5x33 cm. Very faint soiling, otherwise in very good condition. Mounted with signature. The mount is mounted on the matting. Matted.

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        Kohana San

      Tokyo; Yokohama: T. Hasegawa; Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1892. Crepe Paper bound with ribbon. Very Good. 19 pp. With a song about a geisha written by a naval officer, Ensign, then Lieutenant, F. M. Bostwick, who was in Japan for a three-year tour of duty beginning in 1886. Enthralled by the society around him, Bostwick contributed two musical manuscripts to Hasegawa, the first being Lyuchasan. A bit of departure for Hasegawa, the two works nonetheless sold extremely well for many years after. Sharf 32-3. Minor edge creasing of a few leave corners and slight bunching of the fabric by the front cover joint. Small stamp on p. 1 from presumably first bookseller. The first internal leaf has light foxing and p. 3 has light soiling by the joint. Otherwise bright and clean.

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        Tapis d'Orient: publiés sous les auspices du Ministère du Commerce et du Ministère des Cultes et de l'Instruction Publique par le Musée Commercial Imp. Roy. Autrichien

      Vienne: K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum. Very Good; 20 x 25.5 (66 cm) 2 volume Hardback bound in bookcloth and . green half-calf. Title in gilt on spines and front covers. New guard . tissues. Very Good condition. Plates and text clean and bright.. 1892-[1896].. Hardcover. Illustrated by 149 plates; Plates comprise 39 collotypes doubled with a second sheet in chromolithograph; 43 collotypes mounted with chromolithograph key piece; 5 in collotype only (1 of them color); 5 in chromolithograph only. Texts include Avant-propos / A. de Scala – Les tapis turcs modernes / J.M. Stoeckel – Anciens tapis orientaux à figures d'animaux / Wilhelm Bode – Tapis indiens / Vincent J. Robinson – L'ancienne fabrication des tapis à Paris / Gerspach – L'industrie de tapis en Perse: état actuel / Sidney J.A. Churchill – Histoire des origines de la fabrication des tapis de luxe orientaux / George Birdwood – Tapis d'Orient / C. Purdon Clarke – [Descriptions des tapis reproduits] / Alois Riegl. Number 345 of 400 copies in German, English or French (70 copies in French). ; 100; iv, xxxxiii, 20, [2] pp. .

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        Autographed Stock Certificate

      Milwaukee, 1892. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 11.5 inches, Milwaukee, October 31, 1892. This certificate entitles the holder to one share of Pabst Capital Stock valued at $1000. Signed in full by Pabst Brewing Company president Fred Pabst and his son Gustav Pabst in gold ink. Includes a fine engraved vignette of Milwaukee and an embossed seal on the lower left corner. Cancellation holes do not affect the signature. Several folds, but still in near fine condition.

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        Zum Rudolph-See und Stephanie-See. Die Forschungsreise des Grafen Samuel Teleki in Ost- Aequatorial- Afrika. 1887-1888

      Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1892. 877 Seiten. Mit 179 Original- Illustrationen und zwei großen Karten in reichem Farbendruck. Davon ist bei diesem Exemplar leider nur eine erhalten. Hardcover Einband mit goldgeprägter Titelei und altersgemäßen, leichten Bestoßungen. Seitenränder leicht vergilbt. Buch in einem altersentsprechend sehr gutem Zustand.

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        Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator.

      London: John Murray, 1892. - 4to. (9 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches). Fine folding lithographed "Route Map to Illustrate Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator" by Edward Whymper in a pocket at the end (a little unevenly browned), two lithographed folding maps, one full-page map. 19 full-page plates and frontispiece from wood engravings, illustrated throughout. Original publisher's green beveled cloth, gilt, unopened in part (unevenly faded to brown). First edition. A very nice copy of an important work by mountaineer and engraver Edward Whymper, best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Trained as a wood engraver from an early age, Whymper was introduced to mountaineering when he was commissioned by the publisher William Longman to make illustrations of the Alps. This spurred him make other climbs, including many first ascents, and traveled as far as Greenland and Ecuador, recording his adventures in illustrated books and journals. "Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator (1891-2) combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations" (Peter H. Hansen for DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS23. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen Ueber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft [ ?ber ]

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1892. Half-Leather. Very Good. VI, [2], 295, [1] pages. Half leather over marbled boards. Minor wear and scuffing to the leather extremities, front joint just starting at top. Bright and clean internally. 'THE THEORY OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY'. Hertz produced experimental proof of Faraday and Maxwell's hypothesis that 'electrical waves can be projected through space...' starting in 1887. 'By inducing the waves to produce an electric spark at a distance, with no apparentt connexion between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, [Hertz] proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space...J. J. Thomson described the results as 'one of the most marvellous triumphs of experimental skill.'' This volume collects and reprints papers on electrical waves first published between 1887-1890 in Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Includes explanatory notes and Hertz's 31 page introduction. 'This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communications, television and radar.' See Norman 1061, PMM 377, Ekelof 1455, Dibner Heralds of Science 71 (refering to one of the articles in Annalen), Sparrow Milestones of Science p.47. Half-Leather.

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        Historical Records of New South Wales Seven volumes in eight, and a quarto volume of charts.

      Sydney, Government Printer, 1892 - 1903.. First Edition; 8vo; Vol. I. Part I. Cook, pp. xlii,[ii], 526; Vol. I, Part II. Phillip 1783-1792, pp. xxxiv, 748; Vol. II. Grose and Patterson 1793-1795, pp. xxviii, 936; Vol. III. Hunter. 1796-1799, pp. xxxviii, 856; Vol. IV. Hunter and King 1800, 1801, 1802, pp. xlv, 1066; Vol. V. King. 1803, 1804, 1805. pp. lxviii, 866; Vol. VI. King and Bligh. 1806, 1807, 1808, pp. lxxvi, 875; Vol. VII. Bligh and Macquarie 1809, 1810, 1811, pp. lx, 690; Quarto volume of Charts to accompany Vol. I. Part I. Each volume illustrated with numerous coloured illustrations and maps many of which are folding. The eight volumes of text are uniformly bound in full leather bindings, titles in gilt on spine, marbled page edges to volume I, pt. 2, II, III, IV and VI , foxing to first few pages of most volumes, university stamp to preface page of vol. 1 part 2, otherwise a set in very good condition. The quarto volume of charts is in the original embossed black cloth binding in very good condition. The complete work with the uncommon quarto volume of charts.

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        Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892: Gray cloth with gilt stamping. First Edition, with no subsequent printings listed. In About Very Good condition. Clean text. Two pages show offsetting from a clipping once stored between them; a few small tears to edge of pages. Ink and pencil inscription at front free end paper, light offsetting to end sheets. Boards show rubbing and light soiling. Wear with light fraying to corners and spine ends. Spine slightly darkened. A lovely copy.

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        Bygmester Solness. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København 1892. 8vo. 220 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Brunt) med helt gullsnitt. Navn på fribl.. *Et friskt og fint eks

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles

      London: James Osgood, 1892. 519 pp. Gray cloth with floral and lined gilt stamping. First Single Volume Edition, but the fifth overall after the original 1891 issue. In Good+ condition. Former owner name on first and second page. Binding strained at rear hinge. Spine ends worn. Cloth shows light overall wear, rubbing, light bubbling and scuffing.Spine slightly darkened.

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London George Newnes, 1892-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: George Newnes, 1892: First British Edition, First Printing. First issue with no street name on the sign on the cover, and "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. In Good overall condition, with soiling and edge wear, and to exterior. The outer hinges appear repaired. Pages show light overall wear, signs of use and age, and occasional foxing. Hinge at rear is starting with webbing visible. Offsetting to front end paper from apparent removed book plate, corner clipped. Pencil to verso of front free end paper. A rare copy, in solid condition overall, with all illustrations intact.

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        THE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS' CLUB 1892-1975. [Volumes 1-95 bound in 31 uniform volumes]

      London: R. H. Porter. Very Good. 1892. First Editions. Hardcover. 8vo A very good run from the inception of the bulletin in 1892 to no. 95 published in 1975, with an index to volumes 1-51. Beautifully bound in modern red cloth (some volumes bound earlier) with black leather title labels to the spine, lettered in gilt. Volume 18 is not present, though the dates run sequentially and perhaps this number was never issued? All bound up from original parts with the exception of pp. ix-xxxiv & cv-cvii in vol. 10 which are in facsimile and vol. 61 also supplied in facsimile. The title page for vol. 62 is not present otherwise appears to be complete (though it has not been possible to check every page). The bindings are all very good with light wear only, a few of the earlier bindings are a little faded. Contents generally very good, a few title pages a little worn where evidentally posted. A very good run. .

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        An Australian Language as spoken by the Awabakal the People of Awaba or Lake Macquarie

      Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1892. Octavo, folding map and other illustrations; very good in original plum morocco binding, blind embossed and lettered in gilt, a little rubbed. Substantially revised edition of Threlkeld's foundation work in aboriginal languages, re-arranged by the anthropologist, John Fraser, including work published for the first time. Fraser's preface sombrely comments that the work is being issued "as a record of the language of native tribes that are rapidly disappearing from the coasts of Eastern Australia… The indigenes of the Sydney district are gone long ago, and some of the inland tribes are represented now only by a few families of wanderers." The Reverend Lancelot Eward Threlkeld lived for many years as a missionary in the Lake Macquarie district, and first published a grammar in 1834. This volume includes Threlkeld's grammatical studies, as well as a reissue of his Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language. Of great interest is Threlkeld's own translation of the gospel of St. Luke into the Awabakal language, and his Awabakal-English Lexicon, both published here for the first time, edited from the original manuscripts in the collection of Sir George Grey. Fraser also includes a good biography of Threlkeld, and several appendices from other aboriginal language scholars including Taplin and Moorhouse. The work includes an important map of New South Wales showing the known locations of the aboriginal tribes, the first time such a detailed map was attempted. There are also portraits of Biraban, one of Threlkeld's most helpful advisers; "Old Margaret", claimed to be the last survivor of the Awabakal; and Buntimai, "A Messenger

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        Die Königs-Chevaulegers. Gedenkblätter aus der Geschichte des kgl. bayerischen 4. Chevaulegers-Regimentes "König"

      O. O. und Dr., 1892.. Mit kalligraphiertem Widmungsblatt, 8 chromolithog. Tafeln und Buchschmuck von Hans Messerschmidt und dem Verfasser. VIII, 2 Bll., 537 S., 3 Bll. Blauer Maroquinband der Zeit mit Innenkantenvergoldung, 4 vergoldeten Metall-Eckbeschlägen u. zentralem vergoldeten Metall-Wappenbeschlag. 4°. Einzige Ausgabe, auch in der "Normalausgabe" nicht häufig. Hier in einem Wilhelm II. gewidmeten Exemplar, mit zus. kalligraphierten Widmungsblatt "Seiner Majestät Wilhelm II. Deutscher Kaiser, König von Preussen etc. etc. etc. allerunterthänigst Juni 1892 der Verfasser". - Auf sehr dickes Papier gedruckt. Unikales Exemplar in einem außergewöhnlich prachtvollen Einband, mit entsprechender Provenienz.

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