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        Indian Art in Marlborough House and at Sandringham. With an Introduction By Sir George C M Birdwood, K.C.I.E.

      W Griggs, London 1892 - Coloured frontispiece of Prince of Wales' arms, 2 plates of royal pedigrees of England and Denmark, printed photo portraits of Prince and Princess of Wales, coloured plate of Marborough House and 4 monochrome plates of rooms there showing collections of Indian arms and armour, colouured plate of Sandringham, 4 plates of room views with arms [one coloured], 11 further plates of artefacts and edged weapons [8 in colour]. 4 other plates called for in the contents list are not present [enamelled plate from Jeypore, Atardan from Jeypore, enamelled inkstand, Kincob]11pp prelims and introduction. Original chromolitho coloured pictorial boards with later overlaid black leather spine [presumably covering a decayed papder covered spine], damage and loss to paper along the edges of the book, covers a little discoloured through age, internally clean apart from some off-setting from the frontispiece plate. A lavishly produced work produced in response to requests for photographs from many of the Ruling Princes of India who had presented the Prince of Wales with many of these weapons and artefacts during his visit to India in the 1870s. That is probably the reason why the book is seldom encountered in England. These objects were displayed around the UK and in Paris after the Prince's return from India and at the Colonial and INdian Exhibition of 1886 before finally being displayed in these two residences. Those at Marlborough House were removed some years ago. Folio [11 x 15ins, 28 x 33cm] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        THE FLYING ISLANDS OF THE NIGHT

      Indianapolis: Bowen Merrill, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Half-inch chip at the base of the spine with a very small chip at the head; minor spotting to covers and dustwrapper. Very Good in a Very Good and scarce printed dustwrapper. White flexible boards embossed with an all-over design of cherub heads and the front cover stamped in gold. BAL 16587: Printing 1, Binding A. INSCRIBED "Very truly yours" and SIGNED in full by the author in Indianapolis in December 1891. Riley has also added TWO LINES OF VERSE: "As full of naught/As space is full of emptiness." With two small corrections in the text, presumably by Riley. A fragile book, especially with the original dustwrapper.

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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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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1892 First edition, first printing, with "Violent" on page 317. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Publisher's light blue cloth, beveled edges, Strand Library pictorial stamp to the front board in black, gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Very good or better, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, hinges tender, a hint of offsetting to the endpapers, a few faint hints of scattered spotting, short closed tear to page 223/224, otherwise fresh and clean pages. A lovely unrestored copy. Green & Gibson A10a. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first collection of short stories of the adventures of his character Sherlock Holmes, an eccentric detective who relies on his powers of logic to solve crimes. Originally published serially in the Strand Magazine beginning in July 1891, the "adventures" in this volume include some of Doyle's earliest most beloved stories, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," and "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," among others. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is followed by The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, which contains the author's intended final appearance of his fictional detective in "The Death of Sherlock Holmes;" when fans protested Holmes' demise, Doyle revived Holmes with the 1901 The Hound of the Baskervilles and went on to publish two final short story collections.. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Autograph Manuscript, Signed, Announcing Publication of Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft

      1892. <p>Hertz&#39;s Autograph Announcement of his Book on Electric Waves</p><p> Hertz, Heinrich (1857-94). Autograph manuscript in German, signed in the heading ("Dr. Heinrich Hertz") and in the text ("Prof. Hertz). 1 sheet, with small section pasted to foot. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1892]. 336 x 210 mm. Creased where previously folded, otherwise fine. Typescript transcription and English translation included.</p><p> Hertz&#39;s manuscript draft of the announcement of the publication of Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (1892), his treatise on electromagnetic waves. </p><p>Hertz was the first to demonstrate experimentally that electromagnetic waves radiate in space at the speed of light, just as James Clerk Maxwell had predicted in his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (1873). From 1885 to 1889 Hertz became the first person to broadcast and receive electro-magnetic waves. </p><p>"Hertz&#39;s proof was the result of his experimental inventiveness. He produced electric waves with an unclosed circuit connected to an induction coil, and he detected them with a simple unclosed loop of wire. He regarded his detection device as his most original stroke, since no amount of theory could have predicted that it would work. Across the darkened Karlsruhe lecture hall he could see faint sparks in the air gap of the detector. By moving it to different parts of the hall he measured the length of the electric waves; with this value and the calculated frequency of the oscillator he obtained the velocity of the waves. For Hertz his determination at the end of 1887 of the velocity-equal to the enormous velocity of light-was the most exciting moment in the entire sequence of experiments. He and others saw its significance as the first demonstration of the finite propagation of a supposed action at a distance. Early in the course of his Karlsruhe experiments Hertz noticed that the spark of the detector circuit was stronger when it was exposed to the light of the spark of the primary circuit. After meticulous investigation in which he interposed over sixty substances between the primary and secondary sparks, he published his conclusion in 1887 that the ultraviolet light alone was responsible for the effect-the photoelectric effect. He was convinced that the effect had profound theoretical meaning for the connection between light and electricity, even though the meaning was obscure at the time . . . "(DSB).</p><p> In 1905, Einstein explained the photoelectric effect as the result of light particles (photons) striking a solid body with enough energy to liberate electrons from the surface. The explanation earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. Hertz announced his discoveries in a series of papers published in the Annalen der Physik between 1887 and 1890. These papers, which reported the work described above and Hertz&#39;s further experiments demonstrating the analogy between electric and light waves, represented "the first and decisive victory for [Maxwell&#39;s] field theory and the defeat of the Newtonian idea of instantaneous action at a distance. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that Hertz&#39;s experiments were a major turning point in the history of mankind, both socially and intellectually" (Berkson, Fields of Force, p. 213).</p><p> Hertz&#39;s experiments also mark the beginning of modern telecommunications, for although Hertz himself did not think to profit by his electromagnetic waves, his discovery provided Marconi and others with the means to develop wireless telegraphy, radio, and other airwave technologies. In recognition of Hertz&#39;s work, the unit of frequency of a radio wave-one cycle per second-is named for him. In 1891 Hertz was asked by J. A. Barth, publisher of the Annalen, to collect his papers on electric waves in book form. Untersuchungen ¸ber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft appeared the following year; it contained all but one of Hertz&#39;s papers on Maxwell&#39;s theory, with explanatory notes and a 31-page introduction. This was Hertz&#39;s only major work to appear during his lifetime, as he died in 1894 at the age of 36. Hertz&#39;s autograph announcement, undoubtedly prepared at Barth&#39;s request, can be translated as follows:</p><p> The following will appear in the near future published by Johann Ambrosius Barth in Leipzig:</p> Investigations into The Propagation of the Electric Force by Dr. Heinrich Hertz Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn </p><p> A reprint of the original work along with an introductory overview. Bound with 40 figures in the text. The investigations by which Prof. Hertz demonstrated a few years ago for the first time the propagation in time of a presumed action at a distance, and explained the Maxwell theory regarding the relationship of light and electricity by means of experiment, have appeared in the "Annalen der Physik und Chemie." Since individual issues of these annals cannot be supplied, the book store of the publishing company was in no position to satisfy the frequent requests made for these works. At the suggestion of the publisher of the annals, these works are thus reprinted here as a collection.</p><p> The author wished to submit an introductory overview to the articles in which he could express the internal context of the investigations while at the same time serving other purposes. Since the initial publication of this work, many physicists have been active in this area. The experiments have been repeated, extended, and completed. The main results have only been confirmed thereby. However, with regard to some not at all insignificant questions, errors have certainly been found at times, and at times they have become probable. The author is thus taking this opportunity to acknowledge the errors where he is certain that he has made them, and to discuss the possibility of errors in areas where the problems that arise have not yet been completely solved. At the same time he takes the opportunity to answer certain questions that have been repeatedly put to him personally regarding the relationship of the experiments to one another and to the Maxwell theory, as well as the nature of that theory itself. In this way, the understanding of the experiments, and especially of the theoretical investigations, is not insignificantly simplified." (web reference)</p>

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        Favorite Flies & Their Histories

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892 - The classic work of late nineteenth century American fly fishing. An interesting and attractive book, "an important work on the flies in use during the latter past of the nineteenth century - exquisite colored plates -" (Wetzel), which went into several editions. It was written (and compiled from her father's correspondence) by the daughter of Charles F. Orvis, famed American tackle-maker and author of "Fishing With the Fly" (1883). Goodspeed notes that while Mrs. Marbury was "not herself a fisher- woman", she was an expert at making flies, which she tied without the aid of a vise. Much of the book consists of the replies her father received from anglers to whom he had posed questions concerning the sport First Edition, second issue without date on title page. Thick 8vo. Illustrated with 32 color plates of flies, engravings of natural insects & 8 photos. viii, [ii], 521 pp. Original two toned green cloth. Abercrombie & Fitch label. Very Good at least. Wetzel p. 180; Goodspeed, p. 276 et seq.; Bruns M40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La théorie électromagnétique de Maxwell et son application aux corps mouvants

      Haarlem, 1892. Haarlem, 1892. <p>The Electron Theory</p><p>Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon (1853-1928). La théorie électromagnétique de Maxwell et son application aux corps mouvants. In Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles 25 (1892): 363-551[Lorentz&#39;s paper occupies the entire number]. 8vo. Harlem: Les héritiers Loosjes, 1892. 241 x 152 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original wrappers,a bit worn and chipped, small marginal tear repaired; boxed. Library stamp on front wrapper and first leaf. Fine, uncut and unopened copy.</p><p>First Edition of Lorentz&#39;s seminal paper on the relationship of matter to electricity. appearing in journal form prior to the book-form version cited as Printing and the Mind of Man 378a. This paper and Lorentz&#39;s paper of 1895 (PMM 378b) embodied the first systematic appearance of the electrodynamic principle of relativity. In applying Maxwell&#39;s electromagnetic theories to moving bodies Lorentz made the fundamentally new assumption that the behavior of light and matter could be understood in terms of charged particles. Maxwell (1864) had argued that radiation was produced by the oscillation of electric charges, and in 1887 Hertz showed this to be true for radio waves, which he formed by causing electric charges to oscillate. But if light was an electromagnetic radiation after the fashion of radio waves, where were the electric charges that did the oscillating?</p><p>By 1890 it seemed quite likely that electric current was made up of charged particles, and Lorentz thought it quite possible that atoms of matter might also consist of charged particles. He hypothesized that visible light was produced by the oscillation of charged particles within the atom; if this was so, then placing a light in a strong magnetic field ought to affect the nature of the oscillations-and therefore the wavelength-of the light emitted. In 1896 Lorentz&#39;s hypothesis was demonstrated experimentally by his pupil Pieter Zeeman, who shared the Nobel Prize with Lorentz in 1902.</p><p>Lorentz also postulated that there are contractions of length with motion, and that the mass of a charged particle such as an electron depends upon its volume-the smaller the volume, the greater the mass. Arguing that mass increases with velocity led to the conclusion that the velocity of light in a vacuum is the greatest velocity at which any object can travel. Lorentz&#39;s equation describing how mass varies with velocity was adopted by Einstein in his Special Theory of Relativity (1905), in which he showed that the Lorentz mass-increase with velocity holds not only for charged particles but for all objects, charged or uncharged. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Weber, Pioneers of Science, pp. 12-14. Magill, ed., The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 35-42. </p>

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Frederic Remington"), to his publishers, Little, Brown

      New Rochelle, NY, september 22, [1892] - Remington writes his publishers, Little, Brown, expressing his pleasure and thanks for their fine job in presenting his illustrated edition of Parkman's The Oregon Trail. Reading in part, "I am delighted with it [The Oregon Trail]. To my mind it is the best cover I have ever seen. It's absolute. The drawings 'come' in perfect shape and have been well arranged. I hope the book will be a tremendous success since I want to illustrate more of Mr. Parkman's works - you have my thanks and gratitude for so well doing a book in which I shall always feel a great pride." During the 1880s, most of Remington's illustrations were commissioned for magazines - The Oregon Trail was one of his earliest successes as a book illustrator 9 x 6-1/2 in. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, inlaid. Near fine with faint creases from prior folding

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        Weiß, Wilhelm Geschichte des Landkapitels Offenburg Konstanz, 1892, Umfang: 160 S. [unvollst. wohl alles erschienene], in Fraktur. 1. Entstehung der Ruralcapitel Lahr, Offenburg und Ottersweier und Grenzen derselben. 2. Die Legenden über die Ausbreitung des Christentums in der Ortenau zur Zeit der römischen Herrschaft. 3. Die Herrschaft der fränkischen Könige und die Christianisierung der Alamannen. Hagiologie der Ortenau. Kapitel 4-6 ohne Titel, da im Inhaltsverzeichnis nicht aufgeführt Bibliographiert UB-Freiburg ------------------------------------------- Mone, Franz Josef Die bildenden Künste am Bruhraine und im Kraichgau ehemals und jetzt. Topographie der Kunstwerke und Museographie in den Kreisen Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mannheim. [Karlsruhe], Selbstverlag (Druck: Bruchsal, F. Biedermann & Cie.) 1888 Seite 1- 480 (unvollst. wohl alles erschienene) Überaus seltenes Spätwerk des zu Mingolsheim geborenen Archivars, erschien nach dem Tod in Lieferungen, die angekündigte Vorrede, Inhaltsangabe und Register fehlt (wohl nicht erschienen) Herausgeber der Reihe war "Dr. Fridegar Mone, Prof. a. D." der Sohn des Autors. ------------------------- BEIDE TITEL SIND IN EINEN HALB-LEDER-BAND GEBUNDEN Exlibrisstempel auf Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis vorne, Einband etwas berieben, Ex-Bibliotheksexemplar. Sehr gut erhalten, eventuelle Mängel sind eingepreist.

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        Christmas and New Year Greeting Souvenir of Australasia 1891-1892 . Issued by the Officers of the Post and Telegraph Departments

      Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1891-, Melbourne & Sydney 1892 - Oblong octavo, illustrated throughout; a very good copy in original decorated wrappers, rebacked with paper spine. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers. Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work includes many portraits of the government officers, together with depictions of their offices (ranging from the Sydney General Post Office to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station). It is further illustrated by many views of Australian cities and landscapes. This is the only recorded publication by the artists, Fred Kneebone and Ernest Ferris, but all three artists have almost equal shares in the production. Walter Withers had first arrived in Melbourne in 1883 but did not settle there until 1888, opening his Melbourne studio in 1891. Produced when Australia began to be hard hit by the depression of the 1890s, the artists would have been glad for the income derived from the production as it was around this time that Withers seriously contemplated returning to England due to lack of work. This work is surprisingly rare with only two holdings in Australian libraries. Formerly in the Ingleton Collection, with his bookplate and shelf number. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Up the Niger Narrative of Major Claude Macdonald's Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa

      George Philip and Son 1892 - *** BOOK in good clean condition. Shelfworn publisher's original black boards with silver title on spine and upper board. Seal and Arabic text in silver on upper board. Lower leading corner worn, slight bumping to lower corners. The join between the frontispiece and title page appears to have dried glue; the hinge itself is fine. Edges dusty, occasional light spotting. xx 316 pages including index and 7 appendices, 4 page publisher's catalogue, frontispiece of Major Macdonald, 15 further illustrations and a fold out map, (all as called for). *** CONTENTS This scarce and rather splendid looking book is an account of the expedition led by Major Macdonald in 1889 to investigates complaints about the Royal Niger Company The concluding chapter, added by Captain C R Day, is a short treatise on Native Musical Instruments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Gästebücher aus Wildbad Kreuth und Grüneck u.a. Beinhalten u.a. die datierten Signaturen von Franz Josef II., Herzog Carl in Bayern, Sophie von Bayern, Dona Maria Anna de Braganca Infantin von Portugal, Margarethe Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis Erzherzogin von Österreich, Albert Fürst von Thurn und Taxis, Otto Frh. von Waechter, Hermann Beyfus, Heinrich Artaria, Gustav Koppel, Anton Frh. v. Schönburg, Rudolf Liechtenstein, Carl von Blaas, Carl Auersperg, Misa Wydenbruck-Esterhazy, Filomena Paganini, Alfred Salm, Hugo Darnaut, Helen Duncan, Hedi v. Haas-Waechter, Graf Anton Schönfeld, Solms, Erzherzog Otto, Gabor Lonyay, Erzherzog Ferdinand, Frida Mitscherlich, Friedrich von Esmarch, M. Levi, Louise von Sachsen-Coburg, Helene von Hornborst

      -,, Kreuth u.a., 1892 - Kreuth u.a., -, 1892 - 1922. o. Pag. OLd. Zwei s/w Fotos liegen bei. - R. eines Bandes angeplatzt, leichte Gbrsp. - Weitere Autographen u.a. Elie de Bourbon Prince de Parma, Ferdinand Graf Fedrigotti, Carleton B. Hurst, L. Lobmeyer, Don Miguel de Brganca, Roberta Donna di Parms, Griepenkerl, C. van Haanen, Victor Ephrussi, Clemens Prinz v. Croy, Erzherzog Friedrich, Schaffgotsch, Baron Leopold Ludwigstorff. Deutsch

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        Japanische Stoffmusterbücher , 10 Bände . Pro Band ca. 150 bis 200 Abbildungen in außergewöhnlich frischer Erhaltung. Überwiegend ein Stoffmuster pro Seite, teilweise 2 oder 3 Muster. Die einzelnen Seiten mit einem Pergaminblatt geschützt. Randerläuterungen bzw. Bezeichnungen in japanischer Schrift. Pro Band einführende Texte in japanischer Schrift. Band 1 enthält einen französischen Text, datiert 1892 über 10 Seiten,

      Japan, ohne Verlagsangabe, um 1892. - unp., ca. 1500 bis 2000 Seiten Broschierte Einbände mit späterem Folienüberzug, die Einbände etwas angestaubt und teils geringf. stockfleckig , Blattschnitt altersbedingt gebräunt, altersübliche Lesespuren, wenige Pergamin Zwischenblätter lose. Die mehrfarbigen Abbildungen in schöner frischer Erhaltung 084 International shipping air mail: 3.50 euros to 500 grams. 7 Euros to 1000 grams. Books about 1000 grams individually Sprache: ja Gewicht in Gramm: 5500 Broschiert , Format ca. 18 x 25 cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Playing Rules of Lawn Tennis, as adopted by the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. Also the Rules of Equestrian Polo and Badminton.

      Peck and Snyder, New York 1892 - After the first American National championship was held at thee Staten Island Cricket Club in September of 1880, the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (now the United States Tennis Association) was formed in 1881 to standardize the rules of this new tennis game, and to organize competitions. 11 years later, and at least a handful of publications later, this little charm came to print. It has 32 numbered pages of rules and regulations, followed by about as many additional pages of diagrams, ads, and related tennis resources. This is a small delicate pamphlet (4 x 5.75 inches) and overall in remarkable condition. Covers and inside pages are clean and gently aged. Printing is crisp and clear. Crease and smudge at top front corner. Gentle creases to back lower corner. 1.25" tear to back cover from head of spine. 2 stains to back cover near tail of spine. Darkened spine. Gentle and minor edgewear. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        From the Cottage to the Castle

      Private Press, 1892. Private Press, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of family reminiscences and records, detailing the family history of Sir James Stuart Coats, 3rd Baronet MC (1894 1966). With numerous photographic and engraved plates. Dated from a copperplate ink inscription to the front free-endpaper. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt decoration. Externally smart, with some light wear to the spine and corners. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Copperplate ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE FLYING ISLANDS OF THE NIGHT

      Indianapolis: Bowen Merrill, 1892. Indianapolis: Bowen Merrill, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Half-inch chip at the base of the spine with a very small chip at the head; minor spotting to covers and dustwrapper. Very Good in a Very Good and scarce printed dustwrapper. White flexible boards embossed with an all-over design of cherub heads and the front cover stamped in gold. BAL 16587: Printing 1, Binding A. INSCRIBED "Very truly yours" and SIGNED in full by the author in Indianapolis in December 1891. Riley has also added TWO LINES OF VERSE: "As full of naught/As space is full of emptiness." With two small corrections in the text, presumably by Riley. A fragile book, especially with the original dustwrapper.

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        Sphinx. Dreizehnter - Achtzehnter Band (= Jahrgang 7-9; März 1892-Juni 1894; in 6 Bänden). Monatsschrift für Seelen- und Geistesleben. Organ der Theosophischen Vereinigung.

      Braunschweig, C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn (Druck von Appelhans & Pfenningstorff), 1892-1894.. VII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VIII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VII, 351 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 4 Taf. / VIII, 486 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 7 Taf. / VIII, 483 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 4 Taf. Gr.-8°, Illus. O-Leinen. Ackermann II/673; Slg. du Prel 1082; Verinnerlichung, S.116 (Rubrik "Zeitschriften"). - Von 1886-1896 erschienen ingesamt 11 Jhge. in 22 Bänden. - Wichtige Zeitschrift, die sich metaphysischen, mystischen, spiritistischen, u. religionswissenschaftlichen Themen widmete. U.a. mit Beiträgen von: Max Dessoir, der hier 1889 erstmals den Begriff "Parapsychologie" verwendete, Franz Hartmann, Carl Kiesewetter, Carl du Prel, Annie Besant, H.P. Blavatsky; M. Collins, Albert de Rochas, Ferdinand Maack, Andrew Jackson Davis, Joh. Schlaf, Carl Kiesewetter, Peter Hille, Gustav W. Geßmann, Jul. Hart, Rich. Dehmel. - Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden, (1846-1916), begründete 1884 zusammen mit Oberst Olcott die erste Deutsche Theosophische Gesellschaft (D.T.G.), die sich dank ihm u. Franz Hartmann bald erfolgreich in Deutschland ausbreitete. 1885 war er Sekretär von H. P. Blavatsky, die gerade an ihrer "Geheimlehre" schrieb. Der bekannte Künstler "Fidus" (d.i. Hugo Höppener) war sein Pflegesohn. Vor seiner theosophischen Tätigkeit verfasste Hübbe-Schleiden u.a. Werke über die "Deutsche Colonisation" (1881), ab 1886 gab der die vorliegende Monatsschrift "Sphinx" heraus. Nachdem es um 1912/13 zu Zerwürfnissen innerhalb der Theosophischen Gruppierungen kam, aus denen u.a. Rudolf Steiners Anthroposophische Gesellschaft hervorging, autorisierte Annie Besant ihn zur Neugründung einer Deutschen Sektion, die allerdings wenig erfolgreich war u. mit dem Tod von Hübbe-Schleiden zerfiel. - Einbände etwas fleckig, leicht bestossen u. berieben; Vorsätze mit Stempel des Hrsg. "Dr. Hübbe-Schleiden DÖHREN bei Hannover"; tlw. mit kl. Marginalien; einige Seiten etwas braunfleckig; papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst gute Expl. <br> Der Versand erfolgt mit der Deutschen Post bzw. DHL.

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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1892. 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&#39;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&#39;s Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London&#39;s Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel &#39;The Picture of Dorian Gray&#39; to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this &#39;golden evening&#39; in his autobiography &#39;Memories and Adventures&#39; (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&#39;s Quorum (1951).

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        The Green Fairy Book

      London, and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. London, and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1892. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original green cloth,titles to spine and pictorial decoration to upper board, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 12 full-page plates, vignette engraved llustrations in the text throughout. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper verso, ink mark to first blank. Spine rolled, slight rubbing to ends and corners, a few trivial marks to cloth but the colour vivid and the gilt nicely defined, some mild spotting within. A attractive copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, of the third installment in the Fairy Book series, beautifully illustrated by H. J. Ford. "These fairy tales are the oldest stories in the world, and as they were first made by men who were childlike for their own amusement, so they amuse children still, and also grown-up people who have not forgotton how they once were children." (Lang&#39;s preface). This collection contains such well-known stories as the Three Little Pigs and the Story of the Three Bears, alongside many less well-known though more fantastic.

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        Episoden des Untergangs.

      . Quart. Mit 1 signierten Original-Lithographie als Frontispiz und 27 Illustrationen (davon 1 ganzseitig und eine Initiale) nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. 137 S. Originalpergament mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration des Künstlers (verkleinerte Wiederaufnahme der letzten Textillustration: Nackter Jüngling, vom Speer durchbohrt) und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Kongeniale Verbindung der den Untergang der Welt beschreibenden Prosa Schmidts mit den dazu in ihrer Intensität passenden drastischen Illustrationen Kubins, hier in der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer signierten Originallithographie Kubins und einer handschriftlichen Widmung des Verfassers. - Kubin Bücher, Bd.1. - Raabe 302; Horodisch A 51 (Normalausgabe); Marks A 92; siehe Raabe-Expressionismus, 265,5 und Kosch XV, S. 415 (für Schmidt). - Roberto Renato Schmidt (1892 - 1948) begründete den Merlin-Verlag und leitete ihn seit 1925. In einer rauschhaften gesteigerten Schilderung beschreibt der Verfasser einen kurzen Lebensabschnitt eines gewissen Rolfs. Szenen, die sich wie kurze Schlaglichter oder 'Episoden' aneinanderreihen, beschreiben die Welt als Morast, dem niemand entkommt. Es ist die Zeit des ersten Weltkrieges; die Philosophie und Wissenschaft sind hilflos angesichts des Schreckens. Gott wird als ein "Selbst Verlorener, Selbst Verstoßener, Selbst Entfernter" (S. 35) beschrieben. Die Hoffnung - von Rolf - daß "all dies ringsum [ ] vermodern [muß], das Neues entstehen kann" (S. 72) erweißt sich als Trug; aus dem "Untergang" erwächst kein Neuanfang. Wie unausweichlich von Beginn an das endgültige Verderben droht, fängt Kubin - quasi als Rahmen der Geschichte - in seinem Frontispiz und in der Illustration seiner Schlußvignette ein: Der Tod, mit Pfeil und Bogen bereit zum Schuß, tötet den Jüngling, der vom Pfeil durchbohrt, zusammenfällt. - Die Vorzugsausgabe besteht aus 50 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Juball-Bütten mit jeweils signierter Originallithographie. Nr.1 - 20 sind dabei in Ganzleder gebunden, jedem dieser Exemplare ist eine Originalzeichnung Kubins beigefügt. Nr. 21 - 50 sind in Ganzpergament gebunden; vorliegend ist dies die Nr. 41. - Die handschriftliche Widmung des Verfassers lautet: Herr Dr. W. Maag/ gewidmet/ vom Verfasser/ RRSchmidt/ Lugano/ 3.Juli.1937". - Pergamentdeckel leicht aufgebogen. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig.

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