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        History of Methodism in Arkansas

      Little Rock, Ark. , Press Printing Company, 1892. 1st Edition. Description: xiv p. , 1 l. , 445 p. 23 cm. Subjects: Methodist Episcopal church in Arkansas--History. Methodism. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        1891-93 9vols SHAKESPEARE Works Cambridge Ed WRIGHT

      ols I - IV) 1892 (Vols V - VIII) 1893 (Vol IX)- London - Macmillan, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Finely bound volumes in half leather with gilt decoration to the spines,marble paper pastedowns and marbled foredge. William Aldis Wright (1831 - 1914), was an English writer and editor. This is the second and best edition of the very well regarded 'Wright' Shakespeare. The Works of William Shakespeare (1863-6), edited by William George Clark, with at first W. Aldis Wright and later John Glover as collaborators, was published in nine volumes by Macmillan, but printed at the University Press, so that it became known as the Cambridge Shakespeare. This important edition was based on a thorough collation of the four Folios and of all the Quarto editions of the separate plays, and of subsequent editions and commentaries (preface), so that in textual matters it constitutes a virtual variorum. Prefaces provide accounts of the early textual history of each of the works, and the volumes include the texts of first quartos of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the quartos relating to Henry V, The First Part of the Contention (2 Henry VI), and Richard Duke of York (3 Henry VI). Clark and Wright used the Cambridge edition as the basis for the influential one-volume Globe Shakespeare. Both the Cambridge and the Globe editions were revised in 1891 (The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare)He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1888 became vice-master of the college. He was one of the editors of the Journal of Philology from its foundation in 1868, and was secretary to the Old Testament revision company from 1870 to 1885. He edited the plays of Shakespeare published in the Clarendon Press series (186897), also with W. G. Clark the Cambridge Shakespeare (1863-1866; 2nd ed. 1891-1893) and the Globe edition (1864). He published a facsimile of the Milton manuscript in the Trinity College library (1899), and edited Milton's poems with critical notes (1903). He was the intimate friend and literary executor of Edward FitzGerald, whose Letters and Literary Remains he edited in 1889. This was followed by the Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1895), his Miscellanies (1900), More Letters of Edward FitzGerald (1901), and The Works of Edward FitzGerald (7 vols. , 1903). He edited the metrical chronicle of Robert of Gloucester (1887), Generydes (1878) for the Early English Text Society, and other texts. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, although the rear outer hinge of Volume IIIisstarting at the bottom. Thereis some wear to the extremities including fading to the spine of Volume IX as seen (could be restained to match better), some rubbing to the edges of the boards and a few faint marks to some of the boards. There is some evidence of past damp staining to bottom of the rear board of Volume II andthe top of the rear board of Volume III. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional spot and light spotting to the endpapers. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall the volumes are in very good condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1892. First Edition; Second Issue. Hardcover. Good in boards. Hinge has started. Spine is rolled. Two inch tear to fabric at spine. Owner name and date to FEP. Page 65 has "Now, if he had" at end of 4th line, indicating the second issue. First American Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Mythology and The Seige of Troy with Illustrations After Paintings in the Great Galleries in America and Europe. 2 Volumes


      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Rare Original Photograph of O'Neill as a boy, unsigned, oblong 8vo, with full signature on a small 12mo visiting card

      The image shows the future playwright in full length profile, sitting on a rock, with pad and pencil as if he is about to sketch or write. He sits near a lake with a house visible at the lake's edge. The photo has been cropped at the top. On verso, docketed in pencil, are notations for further cutting of the image to remove unwanted margins from the central focus of a charming portrait of O'Neill as a boy. The docketing reads, "Eugene O'Neill 25 years ago." The photographer's stamp shows upside down at the top edge indicating to whom credit should be given when reproductions would be made. The photographer is Nickolas Muray (1892- 1965) who had made other images of O'Neill as an adult. On the black bordered visiting card, O?Neill has crossed out his printed name and written his full name below

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Dictionarium Sinicum & Latinum ex Radicum Ordine dispositum. Dispositum, Selectis Variorum Scriptorum Sententiis Firmatum ac Illustratum.

      Ho Kien Fou: ex Missione Catholica, 1892 - xix,1200pp. 24.5x16cm. Rebound with new boards and, 2 one book. Ex-library (Tokyo Imperial University) with stamps. Pages light foxing.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Sign of Four

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1892. Octavo. Original illustrated crimson boards, titles to front cover in orange and yellow, titles to spine gilt. Spine tips and edges rubbed, hinges cracking, signature 8 has two pages out of sequence. Second edition. In 1891 the Standard Library was taken over by the Revd Frederick Langbridge of Griffith Farran. The remaining copyright and the copies still on the publisher's hands were acquired by George Newnes in October 1892. The book had been a modest success, but with the new interest which the short Sherlock Holmes stories aroused, it became a best seller. Newnes issued the second edition on 3 December 1892 to follow the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE SKY-SIFTER. The Great Chieftainess and "Medicine Woman" of the Mohawks. Remarkable Adventures and Experiences of her White Foster Son as Related by Himself. A LIFE FILLED WITH THE SUPERNATURAL

      [Oakland, California]: [Pacific Press Co.], [1892].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original brown cloth stamped in blind & gilt. 302 pp + 1 leaf of publishers ads at rear, floral endpapers. Illustrated. Inner hinges cracked and neatly repaired, closed tear to ad leaf at rear, corners a bit bumped and some light rubbing to the cloth; overall a very good copy. ¶ A tale of Native American sorcery and magic, recounted in novel form by a man who was taught magic by a native American Sorcerer. The book is subtitled "An autobiography in which are described Many Supernatural Occurences, Apparitions, Herb-Induced Visions, Second Sight with Hypnotic Trances, with Weird Mystic Ceremonies by Indian Magicians and Medicine Men, and Curious Religious Rites. Scenes in Canada, in the States, on the Great Lakes, on the Plains and in California - A Book of Wonders with many ludicrous scenes, Comical Situations and Humorous Passages." A wonderful and original work. Some passages concern encounters with Mormons - the author's aunt is abducted by Mormons and later rescued. Joeseph Smith is mentioned by name, and he is not depicted in a very friendly light. A very rare book.

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books]
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        The life of Jesus critically examined / by David Friedrich Strauss ; translated from the fourth German edition by George Eliot

      London : New York : Sonnenschein ; Macmillan, 1892. 1st Single Volume Edition. Physical description: xxxviii, 39-784 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Biography. Includes introduction by Otto Pfliderer. Translation of: Das Leben Jesu ; previous ed. , 1846. Summary: George Eliot first major literary work was translating Strauss' Life of Jesus. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Publisher's device in gilt to spine, Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor indented mark to front panel, with some light surface staining. Small nick towards top of spine. Corners bumped. Decorative endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes Ltd.,, 1892 & 1894. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, elaborate decorative borders to boards, pictorial onlays to front covers of Holmes and Watson on a train on front cover of "Adventures" and Moriaty on "Memoirs", marbled endpapers, decoration to turn-ins, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent set in a fine binding. First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892 Rare Presentation Copy of the ninth edition and the last edited by Bartlett himself, this copy is warmly inscribed: "Mary D. Flagg / With the / sincere regard of / John Bartlett". In a handsome contemporary full crushed morocco leather binding. Spine ornately gilt, five raised bands, each compartment with fine gilt devices & decorations; boards with gilt rules and devices in the corners, gilt patterned inner dentelles. Text block clean, tight & sound. Minimal rubs. 8vo. 1158 pp. A bright, clean & lovely example of this American Classic seldom encountered inscribed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Ware, Mass.:: Charles W. Eddy,. 1892.. Oblong format: 8-5/8" x 10-1/2". 1st edition. 8 leaves of stiff-stock mounting board. 1st leaf with title, printed recto only. 2nd leaf with contents on recto; 1st photograph on verso.. Disbound, and apparently lacking front board.. Age toning to mounting leaves. Photographs generally sharp, though. 'Nymphthea' shows a bit of fading to upper left quadrant. Despite. disbound nature, a Very Good item.. Orr's Island is in Casco Bay and the Gulf of Maine. This photographic work's title possibly inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's earlier publication, The Pearls of Orr's Island [1862]. & & Eddy a documented author & publisher of this sort of 'view' material, however, we find no current record of this particular work... not found in the NUC, nor on OCLC. No sale record found on Americana Exchange, nor American Book Prices Current.& & Rare. . 14 original albumen photographs of Orr's Island, including 'Steamer Merryconeag', 'Grassy Road', 'Eaton Cottage', 'From Eaton Cottage', 'Point of Rocks', 'The Grotto', 'The Pearl's Home', 'Capt. Kittridge House', 'Old Church at Harpswell', 'Harpswell Chariot', 'Cove at Bailey's Island', 'The Nymphthea', 'Serf [sic] at Bailey's Island', & 'Bridges from Orr's Island.'

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1892.. Three volumes. Original medium green textured cloth, ruled in blind, spines lettered in gilt. Spine lettering very slightly dull, endsheets a bit tanned, a few minor smudges to cloth, but a very good, tight set, with the bookplate of Pickford Waller in each volume. First edition. Davidson's only triple-decker, a collaboration with Charles James Wills, M.D., M.R.C.S. (1842-1912), and a rare book. Wills was trained as a physician and spent some time in that practice before turning to literature in 1882, at the age of 40. He began his new career as a travel writer, and then went on to publish more than a dozen novels. John Davidson, some 15 years younger than his colleague, is now the better known of the two. He wrote plays, poetry of ideas, journalism, short stories, and philosophy; he was a member of the Rhymers' Club, and a contributor to THE YELLOW BOOK. Davidson's later years were wretched, despite the patronage of such notables as Edmund Gosse and George Bernard Shaw, and in the end he committed suicide. Recent studies have revealed that Davidson wrote other books with Wills, but this title is the only one to acknowledge the collaboration on the title- page. The NUC lists four copies (CtY, MiU, NjP, NNC), to which OCLC adds two others (CLU [Sadleir], TxU). Not in Wolff and not in the Colbeck collection. We've handled one other set, some years ago, as part of a Davidson collection sold en bloc. SADLEIR 676. STONEHILL 9. NCBEL III:620.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The New Englander, New Englander and Yale Review, and the Yale Review, in 131 bound volumes, from 1843 through Summer 1969, missing only one year (1862)

      New Haven: Maltby, Wiley, Ginn, Yale, et al.. 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Ex-Library set of bound volumes of "The New Englander," which was later called "New Englander and Yale Review," which was later called "The Yale Review," from 1843 - Summer, 1969. The journal, regarded as the oldest literary quarterly in the US, was founded originally in 1819 as The Christian Spectator. In 1843 it changed its name to "The New Englander," and its focus to history and economics. In 1885 it was renamed to "The New Englander and Yale Review." Finally, in 1892, new editor Henry Walcott Farnam changed the name to its current title, "The Yale Review," and decided to focus more on politics and history, and, eventually, literature and poetry. This set contains 131 bound volumes, starting with Volume 1 of "The New Englander" (1843), through Volume 58 of "The Yale Review," (1968- 9). This set lacks only one book, Volume 21 of "The New Englander," (1862), but it does have an additional index to the first 19 volumes of "The Yale Review." Library stickers on spines, bookplates on front pastedowns, and stamping (ink and blindstamps) to prelims and title pages. Contents are readable and unmarked. Many of the early volumes have tissue- covered plates. Some of the earliest volumes are in 1/2 leather bindings, but most of their boards are loose. The later volumes are bound in green and black library buckram. "The New Englander" attracted some well known names, but the modern history of the journal, beginning with its appointment of Wilbur Cross as editor in 1911, featured writers such as Thomas Mann, Henry Adams, Virginia Woolf, George Santayana, Robert Frost, José Ortega y Gasset, Eugene O’Neill, Leon Trotsky, H.G. Wells, Thomas Wolfe, John Maynard Keynes, H.L. Mencken, A.E. Housman, Ford Madox Ford, Wallace Stevens, John Berryman, W. H. Auden and Randall Jarrell. 131 volumes. Will require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Civil War Compiled from the Letters and Illustrated By Portraits at Claydon House & Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Commonwealth 1650 to 1660 ( Complete in 4 Volumes. Bound in Half Calf )

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. Published between 1892/1899.Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in contemporary half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt tooling, top gilt edges, others rough, marble endpapers. Bindings in very good clean firm attractive condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing.marking, some occasional light spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good condition. A very attractive set.A54. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      1892. WITH ENDORSED CHECK FROM TICKNOR Co. BOUND IN HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. WRITINGS. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [1892]. Artists' Edition, one of 750 sets. 15 vols. Complete in 13 but with an additional 2 vol. Life & Letters. 8vo., Endorsed check to Holmes from Tickner Co. bound in . Three-quarter crushed moroco over marbled boards; spines in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout with steel portraits and photogravures, the first in each volume being colored A lovely, deluxe set.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama.

      New York. Selmar Hess. 1892. Bound in 3/4 calf and gilt titled cloth covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Silk moire endsheets. a.e.g. Thick Folio. 11 in. x 14 in. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of full page photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures depicting every imaginable subject. An absolutley tremendous collection of superlative plates. Covers moderately rubbed, spine and hinges well rubbed, head and tail pieces chipped. Else a Very Good set with crisp internals and exquisite bright plates.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Waverly Novels

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1892.. Octavo, 45 volumes. One of a three hundred sixty-five numbered sets printed on Arnold's unbleached hand-made paper, with the Etchings printed as proofs before letters. Signed Riviere binding. Three-quarters leather. Raised bands, gilt tooling to the spine. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Lacking three volumes: 6, 17, and 19.The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon's Daughter and Highland Widow.A beautiful set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      1892. 2. LANG,ANDREW. THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK. London: Longmans Green 1892. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), green gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, rear hinge a bit rubbed but not weak, scattered foxing, bright and VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing of the 3rd fairy book. Illustrated by H.J. FORD with 101 beautiful black and whites to accompany fairy tales (Osborne p.35).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Repertorium hymnologicum. Catalogue des chants, hymnes, proses, sequences, tropes en usage dans l'Eglise latine depuis les origines jusqu'a nos jours. 6 volumes / tomes / Bände.,

      , Louvain - Text Lateinisch, Französisch. Sechs Bände, komplett, Ganzleder mit goldgeprägter Rückentitelei, alle solide und sehr ordentlich. Erster Band, Tome I, 1892, Imprimerie Lefever, Louvain: A-K (N. 1-9935) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. Vorwort Ulysse Chevalier, 601 Seiten, tadellos. Zweiter Band / Tome II, 1897, Imprimerie Polleunis & Ceuterick, Louvain: L-Z (N. 9936-22256) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 786 Seiten, leichte Knickspur an den oberen Seitenecken auf den ersten 300 Seiten, kaum sichtbar. Dritter Band / Tome III, 1904, Imprimerie Polleunis & Ceuterick, Louvain: A-Z (N. 22257-34827) Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 639 Seiten, tadellos. Vierter Band / Tome IV, 1912, Imprimerie Francois Ceuterick, Louvain: A-Z (N. 34828-42060) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 383 Seiten, tadellos. Fünfter Band / Tome V, 1921, Imprimerie Fr. Ceuterick, Louvain: Addende et Corrigenda. 433 Seiten, tadellos. Sechster Band / Tome VI, 1920, Société des Bollandistes, Bruxelles: Préface - Tables. XLVIII, 244 Seiten, solider Einband, jedoch etwas fleckig am Frontdeckel. Eine vollständige, gut erhaltene Sammlung! "Ulysse Chevalier (geb. 1841 in Rambouillet; gest. 1923 in Romans-sur-Isère) französischer Geistlicher und Mediävist, Autor wichtiger bibliographischer Werke zum Mittelalter.Chevalier studierte an der Universität Lyon, wo er unter anderem Kirchengeschichte bei Léopold Delisle hörte. Er war Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Katholischen Universität von Lyon und katholischer Priester ." (aus: Wikipedia). --- Une édition complète du "Repertorium hymnologicum", compilation du chanoine Ulysse Chevalier. Ouvrages reliés tout cuir, petites taches sur le plat du sixième volume, néanmoins excellent état général. Ulysse Chevalier, né à Rambouillet le 24février1841 et mort le 27octobre1923, est un bibliographe et historien français, spécialiste du Moyen Âge, connu notamment pour ses études sur le Suaire de Turin et la Sainte Maison de Lorette (de Wikipédia). 16 x 25 Cm. 6,5 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 6500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Histoire de Marie-Antoinette

      Paris: Librairie Académique didier Perrin et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs,, 1892. Deuxième édition. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt calf title label to spines. Portrait frontispiece. Spines and corners rubbed with loss to title labels, starting to rear hinge of volume 1; first blank of volume 1 starting, leaves tanned and occasionally frayed around the margins throughout, spotting to early and late leaves. Good condition overall. Inscribed by Henry James to Marie Louise "May" du Maurier (1868-1934), daughter of his friend George du Maurier (and future aunt of Daphne), on the half title of volume one, "To May du Maurier - her old friend Henry James, May 1895".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio. Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, [1892]. First Edition, Second Impression. Illustrated with frontispiece and 37 illustrations by C. Mazzanti. Small 8vo, original publisher’s tan cloth, decorated and lettered in orange on the spine and upper cover in overall designs. [6], 232. A well preserved copy with the inevitable aging or mellowing to the binding, quite fresh and clean internally. Rare early impression of this classic work of children’s literature. Series title for “The Children’s Library” decorated and printed in black with listing of the titles in “The Children’s Library” on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      HACHETTE / FERET ET FILS 1892 - R260157445: 445 + 576 + 574 pages + album de 28 planches de plans en rouge et noir et illustrations en noir et blanc. Manque les dos coupés en plusieurs parties. Tome I : Manque le second plat. Bandes de papier kraft collées sur le premier plat. Tome II : Bandes de papier kraft collées sur les plats. Partie des pages non coupées. Mouillures. Tome III : Pages non coupées. Album : Manques sur le premier plat détaché. Gravures : Armes de la Ville de Bordeaux en couleurs et or. Bordeaux pendant les trois premiers siècles. Bordeaux de l'an 300 à l'an 1100. Bordeaux de 1100 à 1300.Bordeaux vers 1450 (daprès le plan de M. Leo Drouyn) Bordeaux en 1733, avant les grands travaux des IntendantsBordeaux sous Louis XVI, après les grands travaux des Intendants.Bordeaux en 1891, avec ses accroissements successifs.Bordeaux vers 1450 (vue cavalière, par M. Léo Drouyn)Bordeaux sous François Iir (vue cavalière, daprès la Cosmographie de Munsteret Belleforest).Bordeaux en 1889 (vue générale, par M. Hugo dAlési).Monnaies mérovingiennes des VIIe et vin0 sièclesCostume des Jurats de Bordeaux au xvill0 siècle.Distribution annuelle des pluies dans la Gironde (1882-1891).Bordeaux, limites successives de la commune. Cantons et Justices de paix.Habitation dun négociant en vins (20 partie du XVIIIe siècle).Habitation dun grand armateur à la fin du xvill1" siècle.Habitations ouvrières (époque actuelle).Chais et caves, cours du Médoc, à Bordeaux.Bordeaux (1891): Postes et Télégraphes.Réseau téléphonique de lEtat.Réseau téléphonique Municipal Octroi (limites successives).".Égouts, courbes de niveau.Pavage, macadamTramways, omnibus, bateaux à vapeur.Arrondissements de police.Écoles primaires communales".Cultes . In-4 Broché. A relier. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Dialogues of Plato

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892. Complete in five volumes. 3rd edition revised and corrected throughout, with marginal analysis and an index of subjects and proper names. Translated into English with analysis and introduction by B. Jowett. 8vo. pp, [i]-xxxvii,(1), [1]-594, (2); (6), [1]-576; (8), [i]-ccxxxi, (1),[i]-543, (1); (6), [1]-645, (3); [i]-ccxxxviii, (2),[1]-541, (3).Fine custom bindings. Rebound in full deep chocolate pebble-grained leather. Raised bands forming six compartments. Gilt titles to spine. Inlaid oval gilt bust medallions to front and rear boards. Ruled gilt borders to both boards. Wide floral bands bordering inner boards. All fore edges gilt.Tissue guarded frontis of Jowett.Condition: A hint of rubbing to perimeters else all volumes are fine. Interiors are fine, close to as new. An attractive fine leather set suitable for a fine library.This 3rd edition is considered to be the best or most scholarly of the many editions.

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        Vom tropischen tieflande zum ewigen schnee. Eine malerische schilderung des schonsten tropenlandes Venezuela

      A handsomely illustrated plate-book on Venezuela. 1892. Leipzig. Adalbert Fischer. In folio (420 mm x 314 mm). 2 ff. + 75 + 1 ff. + 12 chromolithographed plates. Original publisher's pictorial red cloth, gilt edges, head of spine a bit worn, very slightly rubbed. Excellent copy. First edition. Anton Goering (1836 ? 1905) was a German explorer and botanist. He first visited South America in 1856, visiting Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Uruguay and Buenos Aires whilst accompanying German Burmeister; he then returned to Leipzig and stayed in Europe until 1866 when he journeyed to Venezuela. He will stay in Venezuela for 8 years, travelling extensively throughout the country, making an outstanding contribution to the geographical and botanical exploration of the region. The work, product of his observations and experiences, is handsomely illustrated with 12 chromolithographed plates ?portraying landscapes and city views of the outskirts of Caracas, Puerto Cabello, Sierra Nevada and Merida- and 54 illustrations in text, mainly after his drawings and sketches. His drawings rarely make it to the market, however when they do they are of great interest as they represent some of the best renderings of the landscapes of the country. Palau, 103132.

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        Bygmester Solness [The Master Builder]

      Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son), Kobenhavn (Copenhagen), 1892. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Publishers elaborately gilt cloth, gilt page edges, silk page marker, decorative endpapers. Light edgewear and rubbing to joints. A very attractive copy of one of Ibsen's major works, published in English as The Master Builder and first performed in London in 1893. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 043735. .

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

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

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        History of Reynard the Foxe, The

      1892. Caxton’s Translation[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [CAXTON, William, translator]. The History of Reynard the Foxe [done into English out of Dutch] by William Caxton. [London: Sold by Bernard Quaritch, 1892].One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 310 copies. Large quarto. [2, blank], v, [1], 162, [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer types. Wood-engraved title with gothic lettering designed by Morris. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. Reprinted from the 1481 edition of Caxton. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith.Original full limp vellum with yapp edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Original gold silk ties. A fine copy. Housed in a gray cloth slipcase.About this book Morris wrote for Quaritch’s catalogue: “This translation of Caxton’s is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as to mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic” (quoted in Peterson).Ashley Library III, p. 29. Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 20-21. Peterson A10. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 326, no. 10. Sparling 10. Tomkinson, p. 110, no. 10.

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        A Rebours,

      Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier (Imprimerie Crete), 1892,. Quatrieme Mille (4. Tausend), 8°, 294 S. (in französischer Sprache), Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und -verzierung, Exemplar aus einer Frankfurter Lehrerbibliothek (Liebig-Realschule) mit einem Rundstempel und einem Ziffernvermerk auf Titels. sowie einem durchgestrichenen Ziffernvermerk auf Vorsatzseite, Einband und Einbandkanten stellenweise beschabt, oberes Kapital bestossen, minimal schief, Reste eines alten Rückenschildes auf Buchrücken, eine Seite mit zwei dezenten Randanstreichung, eine Seite oben angelockert, sonst altersgemäß gutes Ex. (spe) Das wichtigste Werk der Dekadence in einer sehr frühen Auflage. In English: Huysmans, Joris-Karl, A Rebours, Quatrieme Mille (Fourth Thousend), Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier (Imprimerie Crete), 1892, 8°, 294 S. (in french language), old half-leather binding with golden inscription on spine. the copy is out of Frankfurter school teachers library (the "Liebig-Realschule") with one stemp of this school and one handwritten annotation on title-page and a very short handwritten annotation on the page before the title-page. binding sporadically with scratches, top of the spine poked, an old sign of the teachers library on spine, one text-page with two decent underlinings, one page a little slacked (but not loose), in spite of all this a good copy. very important work of the Dekadence in a very early printing.

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        The Shifting of the Fire

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. The elusive FIRST EDITION, English issue of Ford's first novel. Good+ condition. Better than it sounds. SEE PHOTOS. The spine and covers are reasonably bright -- NOT browned, sunned, or tanned. Hardcover. Bound in the publisher's tan figured cloth with the original decorated endpapers. All edges uncut. As called for by Harvey, the backstrip and front cover read 'Ford H. Hueffer' while the title page reads H. Ford Hueffer. Minor cover soil and light fraying at spine ends. Light scattered foxing to a few early leaves. Rear free endpaper has been torn out taking a portion of the rear pastedown endpaper with it. Front inner hinge cracked, but holding. Illegible signature in pencil at the top of the title page. [While this name could easily be erased, maybe a Ford scholar should attempt to identify first]. Harvey A3a. . First Edition, English issue. Hardcover. Good+ condition. 8vo. (vi), 322pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.. Parchment and boards, wallet fore-edges, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontis by J.T. Nettleship. Extremities worn, corners bruised, some small surface paper chips, spine darkened, bookseller's description affixed to rear pastedown and offset to opposite endsheet, but a good, sound copy. First edition, British trade issue, of Yeats's second book- length collection. One of five hundred copies printed, in addition to thirty copies on Japan vellum, issued in the publisher's "Cameo Series." The frontispiece, "Cuchullin Fighting the Waves," is based on a drawing by John Trivett Nettleship (1841- 1902). This copy bears Yeats's presentation inscription on the front free endsheet: "To J T Nettleship from his friend the writer...." Nettleship was an old friend of Yeats's father, and in 1904, Yeats inscribed a copy of this book to John Quinn, noting: "Nettleship who made this rather disappointing picture might have been a great imaginative artist." In this copy, the Cameo device on the recto of the half-title is approximately 1.2 cm. left of being centered over the letterpress. WADE 6.

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        The Golden Legend. 3 volumes

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Hard Cover. Very Good. Burne-Jones, Edward. Burne-Jones, Edward. Hard Cover. This is 1 of 500 paper copies with no vellum copies issued. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the editor Frederick Ellis "to my dear wife / October 5th, 1892 / F.S. Ellis." Morris intended for this to be the very first book printed at the Kelmscott Press; however, due to the length and an issue with sufficient paper supply, the project was postponed. As Morris did not own Caxton';s 1493 translation of The Golden Legend and no complete modern reprints existed, Ellis arranged to borrow a copy from the Cambridge University Library for transcription by his daughter. According to William S. Peterson, "Ellis took complete control of the editorial side of the operation, referring only a few difficult textual questions to Morris." Ellis worked closely with Morris on designing and planning this edition; the two later collaborated on many other Kelmscott volumes, including the Chaucer. [Peterson Bibliography, A7] Very good in original binding of blue Holland backed boards and paper title labels to spines. The spines, joints, and title labels of Volumes I and III have been expertly restored by a master book and paper conservator. Wear to the corners of boards and minor fraying to cloth along the spine of Volume II. There is minor chipping to the labels and the label on Volume II is lifting slightly. The interiors are bright and clean overall with a few small spots of foxing and browning to end pages. There are a few short closed tears to the edges of several pages. Morris';s printed note to the binder is pasted down to the front end page of Volume I. There are two exquisite full page woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones in Volume I and there are beautiful woodcut initials throughout. Each volume is housed in an archival paper case with a custom fitted text block support structure. 1286 pages. MOR/042208.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (along with 10 copies on vellum). Hardcover. A Quarto Kelmscott in Fine Sangorski Morocco. 289 x 203 mm (11 3/8 x 8"). iv, [ii], 162, [2] pp. Translated by William Caxton. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (along with 10 copies on vellum). MOST APPEALING DARK BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with delicately tooled gilt border of curving lines and floral tools, accented by leaves and berries stamped in black, raised bands, spine compartments with curving gilt lines forming quadrants, each with a small blindstamped leaf at the central point, gilt titling, turn-ins with French fillet, all edges gilt. Title and first page with elaborate full white vine border by William Morris, numerous partial borders and eight-line white vine initials throughout. Printed in Troy type in black and red with glossary in Chaucer type. Ransom 10; Peterson A-10. Two tiny dark spots (naturally occurring in leather?) to lower board, half a dozen openings with faint overall yellowing, otherwise A FINE COPY, quite clean and fresh internally, and in a lustrous, unworn binding. This is the first Kelmscott Press book to have trimmed edges, and it represents one of Morris' favorite works by William Caxton, well-known as England's first printer, less well-known as an important early English translator. In a note for a catalogue issued by Bernard Quaritch, Morris wrote, "This translation of Caxton's is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous ancient Beast Epic." The appropriately antique-style typeface and attractive woodcut decorations are complemented here by a typically handsome Sangorski binding, probably executed during the last half of the 20th century.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Hardcover. 302 x 213 mm (11 7/8 x 8 3/8"). Three volumes. Translated by William Caxton. Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Original publisher's holland-backed light blue boards, paper label on spines, edges untrimmed, one volume UNOPENED. In a (somewhat soiled and damaged but still intact) custom-made felt-lined wooden box covered in white buckram, brown morocco label. Elaborate woodcut title (the first designed by Morris) and first page with full borders, two other woodcuts and two full borders designed by Edward Burne-Jones, large and small decorative woodcut initials, printer's device. Front endpaper of first volume with tipped-on printed slip reading, "IF this book be bound the edges of the leaves should only be TRIMMED, not cut. In no case should the book be pressed, as that would destroy the ‘impression'; of the type and thus injure the appearance of the printing. W. MORRIS." Sparling 7; Peterson 7; Tomkinson, p. 109. Tips of board corners with small paper losses, minor soiling to two covers, first volume with a half dozen gatherings faintly yellowed (and two openings with minor browning to tail-edge margin), but still A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the second (unopened) and third volumes about as fine as one could hope for, and the set as a whole much more sturdy, fresh, and clean than what one would normally expect from a copy of this notoriously fragile item. This is an excellent copy of the insubstantially made but lovely Kelmscott Press edition of Voragine's extremely popular 13th century compilation of saints' lives and legends, grouped according to the liturgical calendar. In 1890 William Morris had acquired a 1527 edition of the "Golden Legend" printed by Wynkyn de Worde, and was so charmed with the work that he determined to make it the first book printed at the Kelmscott Press. He preferred to use the Caxton edition for his text and borrowed a copy from Cambridge, which was transcribed by hand by Phyllis Ellis, the daughter of Morris' editor F. S. Ellis. Because of difficulty in procuring the large paper suitable for such a work, Morris' own "Story of the Glittering Plain" became the first Kelmscott book off the press, and the "Golden Legend" became the seventh--although it was the first Medieval work Morris printed and the first in such a large format. The publisher was Bernard Quaritch, who drove a hard bargain, Morris and Ellis agreeing to take no compensation for their work beyond some complimentary copies. This title is more and more often found rebound, and when it does appear in its original binding, it is usually in a pretty sorry state.

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        The History of Reynard the Foxe

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1892 [1893]. Large quarto. Original limp vellum, titles to spine gilt, yellow silk ties. Printed in Troy type in black and red with glossary in Chaucer type. Woodcut title-page and facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous 8-line and smaller initials and partial borders. Vellum slightly rubbed and dulled, an excellent copy. Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper from a limited edition of 310, dated 1892 but issued in 1893.

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        Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages

        Rare Association Copy! Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With the very best of wishes of one scribbler of the English language to another of more able slates. From Stan to Phelp." For H. Phelps Clawson of the Marine Trust Co. Buffalo, New York at the Buffalo Museum of Sciences. Provenance: Hamilton Phelps Clawson (1892-1975) was a poet, archaeologist, banker, magazine manager, and museum director. Phelps began work as an archaeologist for the Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in Egypt and the Sudan.  He was part of the discovery of the tomb of Queen Hetep-heres, mother of Cheops (builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza). During the 1930s, he was appointed Curator of Anthropology at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Settling in Chatham, New York, he would be instrumental in the creation of the Shaker Museum and Library. Very rare thusly signed.39 color plates, 109 black and white photographs and 73 line engravings.xviii + 193pp plus plates.11.25" by 8.25" Hardcover Orange cloth cover with embossed green and red lettering to spine and front cover. With decorative jade endpapers. No d/j present. Lightly bumped on top right corner. Light soiling to cover. Foxing to edge of page. With small owner?s book plate on the inside of the front cover.Stanley Charles Nott (1904-1957) was born in Wimbledon, England to the noted Gurdjieff scholar, Charles Nott. Dr. Nott was an eminent dealer of Chinese jade in the United States, and author of more than 17 books and films on Chinese art and culture. He is known for his works Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages and Voices from the Flowery Kingdom.

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        The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice. By John Ruskin

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and green cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 128 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 500 copies -- an unopened copy. The fourth book of the Kelmscott Press printed in the Golden Type. Colophon is undated, fine border, initials, and diagrams in the text. Owner inscription in pencil on front cover paste-down of the medievalist, Harry Bober. FORMAN (133). PETERSON 4. SCOTT p.84.

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        The Love Lyrics and Songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt with the Love-Sonnets of Proteus by the Same Author Now Reprinted by Their Full Text with Many Sonnets Omitted from the Earlier Editions

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Hard Cover. 1 of 300 copies. This was the third book issued by the Press. It had an interesting publishing history, as is documented in Peterson's Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press (A3). Early in the process, Blunt decided that he wanted red decorated initials, which would not have been Morris's choice. More serious was the inclusion but then the suppression of a poem titled "Natalia's Resurrection." Blunt and Margaret Talbot had recently concluded an affair, and she desperately wanted the poem unpublished because it alluded to the affair. The result was the cancellation of eighteen pages of type and a delay in the book's completion. The finished work is a beautiful book, with the bright decorated initials and lovely floral borders of the first page. Printed in Golden type on Flower paper. Bound in original stiff vellum with four silk ties and title in gilt to spine. Very good with some darkening to spine, soiling to covers and discoloration to the foot of the front board. Save for light browning to untrimmed fore-edges, the interior is in near fine condition, with unopened pages. 251 pages. PRI/032813.

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        Los Desastres de la Guerra

      Madrid: [The Calcografía for] La Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, 1892 [plates circa 1903]. Oblong small folio. (9 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches). Letterpress title, 1 leaf of biographical introduction, 80 etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving by Goya, printed on wove paper. Expertly bound to style in quarter dark blue morocco with tips over contemporary paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. Early issue of Goya's famed "Los Desastres": among the most significant and influential anti-war works of art. "Most of the plates in this great series of engravings were inspired by incidents which Goya witnessed during the Peninsula War of 1808-14, and the terrible famine in Madrid in 1811-12 ... The legend 'Sad forebodings of what is about to happen' given to the first plate in the series, prepares the spectator for what he is to see. Plates 2-47, with few exceptions, deal with the horrors of war; the following seventeen plates, Plates 48-64 inclusive, record the terrible famine which occurred in Madrid between September 1811 and August 1812, and which is said to have claimed over twenty thousand victims ... Plates 65-80 [referred to by Goya as the Caprichos Enfáticos] ... were certainly the last to be executed. They are political, religious and ideological allusions to the war ..." (Harris). "It is strange that no contemporary edition was ever made of this important series of engravings. Possibly by the time they were finished [circa 1820], the war and famine scenes were not of great appeal and Goya was probably unwilling to risk another financial failure such as he had experienced with the Caprichos. It was a time of stern repression and the publication of the satirical and violently anti-clerical subjects of some of the 'caprichos enfaticos' would certainly have been dangerous" (Harris). The original copperplates, however, were kept by Goya's son Javier and sold to the Academia de San Fernando in the years following his death in 1854. The first edition of Los Desastres was published in 1863, with six subsequent editions published between 1892 and 1937. The present copy is an intermediate state of the work between the second and third editions, with the title of the second edition but with the plates printed on a heavy wove paper and appearing to be from the third edition. That the plates are from the third edition is further borne out by the absence of lavis at the image edges to plate 12 (Harris 132) and plate 35 (Harris 155). Both the second and third editions of Los Desastres were limited to 100 copies. Harris I, p.138-171 and II, pp.172-303, nos. 121-203; Delteil 120-199.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles; A Pure Woman

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co, 1892. Second Printing. Second impression, with 1892 date on verso of each title page. Three demi-octavo volumes; early 20th-c. green-dyed calf over cloth boards by Hatchards, with the original spine and cover cloth bound in at rear of each volume. Top edges gilt. Inobtrusive rippling to cloth on two volumes; spines gently faded to brown; occasional faint foxing to text margins; Near Fine. Engraved bookplate of Oliver Brett to each volume, with penciled note that the set was purchased from Thorp in 1921.

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        The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1892. Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti. Small octavo. Rebacked with the original spine laid-down, original patterned cloth printed in blue, patterned edges and endpapers. Housed in a quarter blue morocco solander case. Half-title and title printed in red and black, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by C. Mazzanti. ownership inscriptions to front blank. Horizontal split in cloth at head of spine, small abrasion to spine, lightly rubbed at extremities, some faint spots to cloth. A very good copy. First edition in English. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino (History of a Puppet), and quickly became a best-seller... Lorenzini's publisher is said to have made a fortune out of it, but Lorenzini himself died too early [in 1890] to witness its international success... Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

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        ACROSS THIBET: being a translation of "De Paris au Tonkin à travers le Tibet inconnu." (IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUST JACKET)

      New York: Cassell, 1892. Bonvalot, Gabriel. ACROSS THIBET: being a translation of "De Paris au Tonkin à travers le Tibet inconnu." Translated by C. B. Pitman. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, (1892). First American Edition, in one volume. AN ASTONISHING COPY in original publisher's decorated cloth, almost completely unworn (although noticeably foxed on both covers and spines) with the ORIGINAL COLORED FOLDING MAP in the front pocket, so often missing (fresh, with only two minor nicks). Furthermore this copy remains IN THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUST JACKET (some soiling, wear, closed tears, the lower quadrant of the DJ's spine panel has gone missing). Generously illustrated throughout, many full page, inspired by photographs taken by Prince Henry d'Orleans. Inner hinges tight and uncracked for such a large, heavy book. Bonvalot (1853-1933) was a French explorer, author, and legislator. In 1889 he set out to make an unparalleled journey via the most primitive means from France to French Indochina. Accompanying the seasoned explorer (unquestionably equal to England's Younghusband and Swedin's Hedin in terms of Tibetan exploration) was Prince Henri d’Orleans, a young aristocrat with a craving for adventure and a talent for photography. After crossing Russia, the Frenchmen mounted up in Siberia, then headed south towards Tibet. The resultant equestrian winter journey across the Tibetan plain and the Himalayan mountains is nearly too arduous to believe. Before his journey was over, Bonvalot had ridden across Siberia, the Takla Makan desert, Tibet and China, reaching Hanoi in little more than a year after setting off from Paris. This astonishing journey, which has never again been attempted, inspired Jules Verne to use Bonvalot as the role model of his intrepid fictional reporter, Claudius Bombarnac. The Long Rider's Guild Press has recently reprinted the book determined to show that fact is often more remarkable than fiction. A most appealing copy. For those interested in fictional Tibet, we do have fiction in stock: several different editions of James Hilton's LOST HORIZON (including the original manuscript). First American Edition. Fine/Good to Very Good.

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      1892. Very Good. PARKMAN, Francis. PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1892), MATTED AND FRAMED. Jamaica Plain [MA], 22 Sept. [18]'92. Note written to William Dana ORCUTT, author of (among other works) FROM MY LIBRARY WALLS: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORIES. The aforementioned book is based on articles he wrote for The Christian Science Monitor about literary figures and their writings; this is one of Orcutt's mementos, literally from his library wall. Note (in two pieces) measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches/4 x 2 inches, and photo (cabinet card?) measures 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. The note has shifted slightly in the mat; it mentions receipt of a Remington drawing and a correction to "The Jesuits." The photo is a vignetted bust portrait of Parkman, undated and unattributed. Very good condition - photo age toned but sharp. In a plain black wooden frame, 10 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches.

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      Santa Fe, NM: New Mexican Printing Company, 1892. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. (Americana) New Mexico Territory. CHAVES, Amado. 'Territory of New Mexico - Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.' Santa Fe, NM: New Mexican Printing Co, 1892. 6 X 8 1/2 inches. Stitched and housed in original wraps. Presumed first report by any School Superintendent in NM as this is the first year the position existed. Contents include an excellent window on Indian Schools, Competency of Teachers & Progress made in the first full school year of public schools in NM. An amazing rarity. PO Name and doodle on 2 pages. VG+

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        Catálogo de los objetos que presenta ... á la Exposición Histórico-Americana de Madrid (... Argentina. Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay)

      Madrid: Est. Tipografico "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra", 1892. First editions. Original cloth stamped in gilt (5) or wrappers (5). Very good copies with some rubbing and a few tears in a fine custom crimson cloth folding case. 8vo. Ten catalogues of the objects presented from ten countries at the Spanish Exposition of 1892. Parreño 351. See Palau 85617.

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        Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co., 1892., 1892. Revised Edition - in fact First Editions, Second Impressions. 3 volumes; 8vo. A beautiful set bound by Zaehnsdorf c.1910 in half green crushed morocco with gilt flat raised bands and gilt titles to spines slightly and evenly darkened; green cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A few specks of foxing to edges otherwise a sound, fine and very decorative set. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy's twelfth published novel, was begun in 1889, eventually serialized in the Graphic (after being rejected by several periodicals) from 4 July to 26 December 1891 and in order to get past magazine censorship, Hardy was forced to cut some of the more sexually explicit passages. When Osgood, McIlvaine published the complete text of Tess in book form (December 1891), critics were both impressed at its brilliance and horrified at its unconventional moral stance. How could a murderess ever be a pure woman, many asked? The novel, which was surprisingly successful, went through a number of editions in the first few years and assured Hardy's financial future. After the notoriety of Tess, and his final novel Jude The Obscure (1895), Hardy gave up trying to write novels to please a mass audience and returned to poetry, his first love. Purdy p67-78. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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