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        President Harrison Welcomes His Running Mate to the 1892 Ticket

      President Harrison Welcomes His Running Mate to the 1892 Ticket.& & The 1892 Republican National Convention was held at the Industrial Exposition Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 7 to 10, 1892. President Harrison was renominated for President but, surprisingly for an incumbant, his choice was not unanimous. Harrison received 536 delegate votes to secure the nomination, but former nominee James G. Blaine of Maine received 183 delegates and future president William McKinley finished third with 182 delegates. Harrison's difficulties within his party stemmed from his personality: he was insensitive in his treatment of party leaders, had a cold demeanor, and refused to seek or listen to advice. Vice President Levi Morton had angered both the President and Republican leaders by his opposition to a key piece of civil rights legislation that became a test of party loyalty, so he was unceremoniously dumped from the ticket. Whitelaw Reid, American minister to France and editor of the New York Tribune, had no enemies and was unanimously chosen to replace Morton on the ticket. He sent congratulations to Harrison, who responded by welcoming him aboard.& & Autograph Telegram Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, undated but June 10 or 11, 1892, to Reid upon his nomination for vice president. "Thanks for your cordial congratulations. I am most happy to be able at once to express my sincere satisfaction that the Convention has named you for the Vice Presidency." This telegram is the only welcoming message from a president to his nominated running mate that we have ever seen on the market.& & The presidential election was held on November 8, 1892. Former President Grover Cleveland returned to defeat Harrison, becoming the only person to be elected to non-consecutive presidential terms. Cleveland, who had won the popular vote against Harrison in 1888, won both the popular and electoral vote in the rematch. The Democrats also regained control of both chambers of Congress. Harrison's defeat stemmed from his unpopular stands on three national issues. First, his support for the high McKinley Tariff of 1890, which resulted in significant price increases for goods. In the public's mind, this seemed directly related to government protection of special corporate interests. Second, a series of bloody labor strikes again linked Harrison to those interests. Third, agrarian discontent in the South and West led many farmers to look to the Populist Party as an alternative.

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        Moonblight and Six Feet of Romance

      NY: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. A VG+, bright and attractive copy with just a hint of wear at spine extremities. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "To Mrs. L. E. Quigg in memory of the Birding trips, May 1892. D. C. Beard." In the inscription, "Birding" is spelled by two small drawings of birds followed by "ing." A long contemporary newspaper review of the book complete with illustrations is tipped in to the half title page with the usual offsetting. The text is peppered with dozens of the author's illustrations. Beard (1850-1941) was a friend of Ernest Thompson Seton and illustrated a number of books for Mark Twain. In 1905 he founded the Sons of Daniel Boone which was merged with the Boy Scouts of America when the latter was founded in 1910 and initiated Boy Scouts Troop 1 in Flushing, NY. Beard was later editor of BOYS' LIFE MAGAZINE. A very scarce title

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        MOONBLIGHT ~ Six Feet of Romance

      New York: New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1892. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 X 8 in. high. xvi, 221 pages + 8 pages of ads. First printing, 1892. Association copy, this was from the library of Albert Bigelow Paine, and signed by the author of this book, Dan Beard, on ffep, with inscription "To the Bigman with the kindest regards of the Bigboy, Dan Beard 1901". Condition of book is VERY GOOD; Light soiling on cover, above title & below author's name - looks like someone tried to erase it- see photo, endpapers yellowing at edges, otherwise a very clean, tight copy, the illustrations are great. Fiction RGR

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

      London: J.S.Virtue, 1892. No date, this work was originally published in parts from 1892-4. 3 volumes in 6 Divisions. 43 chromolithograph plates and 3 chromolithograph titlepages, all with original tissue guards. Original decorative cloth. Some slight rubbbing of extremities, a little light spotting but generally a bright clean copy.. 1st Ed. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by May Rivers. 27.5 x 20.5 Cms..

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        Collection of designs for Christmas cards

      (Birmingham, England), (1892-1895). One mat with four openings, + 3ff. A collection of four original pen-and-ink drawings for Christmas cards designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family, together with the printed versions of three of the cards. Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, was a good friend of both William Morris and Georgie and Arthur Gaskin. All four designs feature ornate floral and foliate borders, reminiscent of the illustrations of the Kelmscott Press. The first card, from 1892, is illustrated with a grapevine design with children and birds incorporated into the pattern among the vines. The second card, for 1893, depicts two girls standing in front of an apple tree, with the text on banners amidst the branches. The third and fourth cards, for 1894 and 1895, both depict nativity scenes: in one, angels surround the baby in the manger, and in the other, three kings present gifts to the swaddled child, held in Mary's lap. The first two cards, from 1892 and 1893, are signed G. C. France: this was Georgie's maiden name, before she married Arthur Gaskin, a teacher and artist who produced woodcuts for the Kelmscott Press. Both Gaskins studied at the Birmingham School of Art, were strong proponents of the Arts & Crafts movement, and embraced the style and ideas of William Morris. The influences of Morris and Edward Burne-Jones are certainly evident in Gaskin's designs for these Christmas cards, but one can also see her own style developing and evolving over the four years. Georgie and Arthur Gaskin were also well-known for their elegant handmade jewelry; Georgie designed the jewelry, and her pieces often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in the borders of these Christmas card designs. Gaskin's corrections can be seen in the last two cards, where she reworked the figures. One of the printed cards shows some faint marginal foxing, else a fine collection.

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        Procuracoes Particulares, Decreto N 79 de 26 [Bound With 5 Titles]

      1892. [Brazil]. Procuracoes Particulares, Decreto N. 79 de 26 de Agosto de 1892 Que Dispoe Sobre Procuracoes por Instrumento Particular de Proprio Punho, Seguido de Formularios por um Advogado. Pelotas: Echenique & Irmao, 1892. 27, [3] pp. [Bound with] Lei No. 11 de 4 de Janeiro de 1896: Organisacao Political, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Officinas Typographicas de Echenique Irmaos & Cia., 1904. 15 pp. [And] Facturas ou Contas Assignadas: Reguladas Pelo Dec. N. 11527 de 17 de Marco de 1915 e Legislacao Referente. Com Annotacoes e Formulario. Pelotas: Echenique & C., 1915. 18, [1] pp., folding table. [And] Nova Regimento de Custas Judiciarias Contendo a Lei N. 11 de 28 de Novembro de 1896. Pelotas: Echenique & Irmao, 1896. 48, [1] pp. [And] Lei No 10 de 16 de Dezembro de 1895: Organisacao Judiciaria, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Officinas Typographicas de Echenique Irmaos & Comp., 1903. 108, 20 pp. [And] Teixeira, Luiz Candido, Annotator. Decretos Nos. 63 e 64 do Governo do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul Dando Regulamento as Custas e Taxa Judiciaria Approvado Pelo Congresso do Estado Pelos Decretos Nos. 11 e 12. Explicado por um Promptuario em Forma de Abcdario. Porto Alegre: Typographia de Cesar Reinhardt, 1897. 167 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title (Procuracoes Particulares, 1892) to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities. Some browning to text, minor tears and chips to edges of some leaves. Later owner stamps in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * This is a collection of amendments. The first three address the Brazilian Civil Code, the final three address that of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. All are well-annotated and the final two are, in essence, brief treatises. No copies of any title located on OCLC.

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        MANNING, BOWMAN & CO. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST OF, Perfection Granite Ironware and Decorated Pearl AgatewareÉ.

      Meriden & NY, 1892. - 10 1/2/ x 13 1/2. (2), 342 pages with four gaps in pagination as published. Gilt and stamped cloth. Stain on leaf edges; binding a little worn. Very good, clean, tight copy. An extraordinary illustrated catalogue of tea & coffee pots and accoutrements, tureens, canisters, dishes, jars and even some cuspidors. Notable for the extensive chromolithographed illustrations of the wares. Not in the Winterthur collection; Romaine p. 100, locating only the copy at the Met. Museum of Art. OCLC locates only the copy at The Connecticut Historical Society. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, first issue, with date "1892" on title-page. Thick 8vo. Illustrated with 32 color plates of flies, engravings of natural insects & 8 photos. viii, [ii], 521 pp. Bound in three quarters morocco and marbled boards. Ownership of Alfred A. Kiggins. About fine. Wetzel p. 180; Goodspeed, p. 276 et seq.; Bruns M40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Venetians

      London - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce copy of this novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. First edition. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February 1915) was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels with very inventive plots but all are now scarce, somem like this one, exceedingly so. Last seen at auction in 1999. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with bumping and marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some marks and patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Early postcard photograph signed

      An attractive portrait of the composer in formal dress in half-length pose published by Breitkopf & Härtel in New York, ca. 1892. 135 mm. x 87 mm. Very slightly abraided at corners; two small ink stains to upper edge; traces of mounting adhesive to verso. In very good condition overall.

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        REMINISCENCES OF FLORIDA, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI [cover title]

      [Various locations. 1892].. Twenty-six leaves containing 104 albumen photographs. Each photo title in contemporary ink on the mount. Oblong. Original brown morocco, cover gilt, a.e.g.; sympathetically rebacked. Corners heavily worn, covers rubbed. Minor soiling and wear to mounts but images clean. Very good. An interesting album of photographs compiled by one photographer - presumably an amateur - which includes scenes in Missouri, Illinois, and Florida. The images, which start with scenes of street illumination in St. Louis, include views of significant architectural monuments and parkland in major cities, steamers coaling and loading grain on the Illinois River, and other vernacular subjects such as farms, gardens, rail yards, and people. The album jumps around between states, showing areas around St. Louis, Kansas City, Allendale, and St. Joseph in Missouri; Peoria, Pullman, and Patoka in Illinois; two photographs in Patriot, Indiana, located just south of Cincinnati on the Kentucky border; and Views in Palatka, Jacksonville, Tampa, and St. Augustine in Florida. A series of photographs centered on the McElaine farm near Allendale includes studies of horses, workers, "Moving an Old Frame House," "House Movers," "Temporary Quarters," and a portrait of a workman clinging to a pole in the air entitled "Chased by a Bull."

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        Description of the Star Camera, at the Sydney Observatory

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

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        Rand, McNally & Co. Universal Atlas of the World

      Toronto, Canada: Rand, McNally & Company, 1892. Indexed. Binding and hard cover worn. 360 pages. Contents include coloured world maps; Index; Flags; Descriptions; Diagrams and Engravings; Portraits and Biographical Sketches; Sketches of US Presidents birthdate, Presidential Term; Administration Buildings; Signers of the Declaration of Independence; (Ref.#ACC-C11).. Hard Cover. Good/No. Atlas.

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        REMINISCENCES OF PARMENAS TAYLOR TURNLEY. FROM THE CRADLE TO THREE-SCORE AND TEN. By Himself. FROM DIARIES KEPT FROM EARLY BOYHOOD. WITH A BRIEF GLANCE BACKWARD THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AT PROGENITORS AND ANCESTRAL LINEAGE

      Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, [1892].. 448pp. plus six plates including frontispiece portrait, and inserted leaf of contents (found only in some copies). Publisher's cloth, boards stamped in blind, spine gilt. Boards and spine slightly worn and soiled, old library shelf label at bottom of spine. Institutional bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion on front pastedown. Inscription on recto of front fly leaf: "Limited to 250 copies and privately distributed." Additional half-page advertisement for the book, printed (carbon copy?) on recto and verso, tipped onto verso of frontispiece portrait. Slight age-toning in outer margins. A very good copy. A presentation copy, with the author's half- page gift inscription on the verso of the front fly leaf: "To my respected friend and comrade Colonel Charles W. Davis...Chicago...January 18, 1894." An important work, printed for the author. Turnley led an extremely active life during which he travelled through a good part of the western portion of the continent. After graduating from West Point, he served in the Mexican War in New Orleans, Veracruz, Monterey, and Mexico City. He spent a considerable time in Texas in the 1850s at Fort Brown, Austin, San Antonio, and along the Rio Grande. He accompanied Harney's Sioux expedition, went overland to Fort Bridger, Salt Lake, and points west. During the Civil War he was active on the Union side, politicked a bit, and went on a special commission to Denver. HOWES T429. GRAFF 4217.

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        Von Bagdad nach Stambul - Reiseerlebnisse,

      Freiburg im Breisgau, Fehsenfeld (= Carl May's gesammelte Reiseromane - Band III), o.J. [1892],. Erstausgabe [1. - 7. Tsd.], 8°, 644 S. mit einem Porträt des Verfassers mit Unterschrifts-Faksimile (und dem original Seidenhemdchen), goldgemusterte Vorsätze, (original?) Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und schwarzen krokodillederartigen Deckelbezügen, der Rücken mit zwei grünen Lederrückenschildern mit goldener Beschriftung (davon das obere fast komplett fehlend) und 6 Rückenbünden, die Lederrückenkanten natürlich leicht berieben, innen stellenw. zart fingerspurig, sonst aber ein altersgemäß gutes, sauberes Exemplar, auf Wunsch schicken wir gerne Bilder per Email, Plaul: 230.1

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO HENRY MILLS ALDEN

      V.V. - S., Florence. 24 November [1892].. Two full pages, in ink, on recto and verso of octavo lettersheet. Old folds from mailing, date and name docketed at top edge by recipient or recipient's secretary, otherwise very good or better. A fine, humorously biting letter from Clemens to the editor of HARPER'S MAGAZINE: "I know I never never shall get over the astonishment of it! I sent you the most delicious thing that has been offered to any magazine in 30 years in the way of innocent, unconscious & absolutely killing humor ... & you declined it because I didn't write it. Why, dang it, the reason for declining it is really worse than the crime itself; for gold is gold, & varying the mint- mark can't alter its value - & if that wasn't gold, standard gold, sterling gold, golden humor, then I don't know that metal when I see it ... Look here, Alden, you didn't read it. You saw it was mainly reprint and jumped to an over-hasty conclusion. But if you had read it - & read it aloud to people, as I have done - then you'd have seen effects such as you have never seen in your life up to now ...." Signed: "Yours with sincere affection SL Clemens." According to Fears, the piece Alden had rejected was "The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant," by Samuel W. Royston. Fears, MARK TWAIN DAY BY DAY, II, p.750.

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        Les mollusques marins du Roussillon. PŽlŽcypodes

      Paris, 1892/1898, otto fascicoli originali da 19 a 26 (VI/XIII) ril. in br. pp. 221/884 con 62 tav. in fototipia n¡ 38/99 (mancano i primi 5 fascicoli dei bivalvi : 14/18).

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        THE SISTERS

      1892. [from Swinburne to Meredith] London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 1 preliminary page ads plus 32 pp ads dated Oct 1891. Original dark blue-green cloth. First Edition, which consisted of only 1250 copies, of Swinburne's only verse play in contemporary speech.~This copy is inscribed by Swinburne on the half-title, simply "From the author." The book bears the Box Hill bookplate of the famous Victorian author George Meredith. Meredith and Swinburne had been friends for several decades; during the early 1860s Swinburne lived for awhile at the center of Pre-Raphaelitism, the Cheyne Walk abode of Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- where Meredith lived as well. It turned out to be a difficult arrangement...~...Things grew worse. Meredith was revolted by Rossetti's gargantuan breakfasts, bacon surrounded by a circle of eggs. Swinburne knocked [William] Morris into a cupboard and smashed Rossetti's china. With a new acquaintance, Simeon Solomon, he [Swinburne] romped naked about the house, sliding down the banisters and shrilly waking the echoes. Rossetti planned to accommodate his new mistress, Fanny Cornforth, whom Swinburne out of loyalty to Lizzie [Siddal, Rossetti's now-deceased former mistress and wife] always referred to as "The Bitch." Meredith, driven to distraction by the row, swore that "he would certainly have kicked Swinburne downstairs had he not foreseen what a clatter his horrid little bottom would have made as it bounced from step to step." Within a few months, Meredith left... [Thomas]~At about the same time, Swinburne wrote a letter to The Spectator protesting the paper's unkind review of Meredith's MODERN LOVE. Sometime later Swinburne wrote the novella LOVE'S CROSS-CURRENTS, which is regarded as highly influenced by the style of his friend George Meredith. In short, this volume brings together two of the giants of Victorian literature.~The volume, which came from the renowned collection of Halsted Vander Poel, is in near-fine condition. Wise (Swinburne) 96.

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        Objects of Pity; Or, Self and Company. By A Gentleman of Quality

      N.P. Amsterdam [but actually Sydney, Australia], 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 55 pp. (8vo) original thin boards covered with japan vellum, title in gilt on front. First Edition. A response to a rare pamphlet by Robert Louis Stevenson and others entitled "An Object of Pity; Or, the Man Haggard. A Romance. By Many Competent Hands". Bazzett Haggard, brother of novelist H. Rider Haggard, was cast as the hero of the tale and in the present volume, offers his rebuttal. The original tale was authored by Stevenson, Isobel Osbourne Strong, Graham Balfour and others as an amusement while all gathered at Stevenson's Valima in Samoa. Spine ends chipped, some spotting to vellum; very good.

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        GOLDEN LEGEND OF MASTER WILLIAM CAXTON DONE ANEW 3 VOLS

      London: Kelmscott Press, 1892. First Edition. Cloth. Good-/No Jacket. Burne-Jones, Edward; Morris, William. There are two illustrations/ illuminations by Edward Burne-Jones and the magnificent title pages were the first done by Morris. The Kelmscott Colophon is on the last page of Volume 3, and the printed slip asking any possible re-binders not to trim the p This iconic set from the Arts and Crafts era was an early production of the Kelmscott Press under the artistic direction of William Morris. Having recently acquired the Caxton text in a reprinted edition of the 13th century lives of the Saints and miracl

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        The Diary of a Nobody

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, London,, [1892]. Octavo. Original tan cloth, decoration and titles to front cover and spine gilt, black and blue. Double portrait frontispiece of the authors, illustrations by Weedon Grossmith. A few minor spots to the front cover, title and frontispiece, still very good, scarce in this state. First edition, first issue with the terminal leaves used as pastedowns and no blank leaf at the front.

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        Marca- Maou. Grand Roman Feuilleton Inédit.

      Montpellier, Le Petit Méridional. 1892 - Fort vol. in-8 carré, environ 300 feuillets, 1/2 basane rouge, dos lisse orné, rel. de l' ép. Qq. ill. in-texte. Ed. originale. Le texte a été découpé dans "Le petit Méridional", quotidien montpelliérain, pieusement collé au recto de 300 ff. montés sur onglets, puis relié. Il n' a jamais paru sous forme de livre. L' affichette publicitaire annonçant sa parution,( visible sur le site de la BNF, click marca maou sur google ), montre une peau humaine sanguinolente et précise : "Cette peau que tout le monde a pu voir à la faculté de Médecine est celle de Marca-Maou, le sinistre bandit guillotiné en 1824 à Montpellier et écorché après l' exécution." L' action du roman se situe entre 1794 et 1824. Il met en scène quelques rejetons de la noblesse locale, l' ignoble Marca- maou ( le Marque-mal), une ravissante prostituée gitane, etc. L' histoire part d' un fait réel et la peau tannée de Pierre Vitou, alias Marca-Mau, natif de Vérargues (1798-1824), a bien été exposée au Musée de la Médecine. En image jointe, notice du Dictionnaire de l' Hérault de P. Clerc. Une histoire insoutenable. Défauts mineurs. Peu courant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tent Life in Tigerland with which is Incorporated Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier. Being Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of a Pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District.

      SAMPSON, LOW, MARSTON & CO, London 1892 - xxiv + 690 pages, bound in original pictorial cloth, 22 chromo-lithographic illustrations, gift inscription from 1893 plus ex-libris sticker inside front board, slight shelfwear and softening of corners o/w very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history of the Centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington as first president of the United States

      D. Appleton & Company, 1892. Hardcover. Good. Thick folio. xviii, 673 p. illus., facsims., plan, plates, ports. 35 cm. AEG. Limited ed., no. 867. Clean, unmarked pages. Rebacked modern leather spine with original boards. Bumped corners. Hardcover. Provenance: Fromly owned by John Frazer, Jr. of Annapolis. Presented to the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York by the lead editor, Clarence W. Bowen. Inscribed by Bowen on ffep. Also includes a tipped in note from Bowen. Clarence Winthrop Bowen (1852-1935), the son of Henry Chandler and Lucy Maria (Tappan) Bowen, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 22 May 1852. He graduated from Yale University in 1873, and also received the degrees A.M. in 1876 and Ph.D. in 1882 from Yale. He began a career in journalism in 1874 in the editorial department of the Independent, a weekly Congregational journal with a strong anti-slavery bias that had been founded by his father. The following year he became its foreign correspondent, and from 1896 to 1912 its publisher and proprietor. After retiring from journalism, Bowen involved himself with historical research, genealogy, and world travel. His interests ranged from the George Washington Centennial Celebration (1889), to the the establishment of the American Historical Association, the Celebration of the 400 Anniversary of the Discovery of America,the 1892 World's Fair, the American Antiquarian Society, the Republican Party, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and the Manhattan Congregational Church. The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States which D Apple ton & Co will bring out this month is a memorial of the celebration held in New York City in the spring of 1889 and is the crowning work of the Citizens Committee which has labored so earnestly to commemorate that anniversary The volume which has been in preparation since 1689 is a large folio of 650 pages printed on extra heavy calendered paper bound in a cover designed by Greenough and gotten up in the perfection of modern bookmaking Beginning with the Inauguration of 1789 it contains a minute account of those ceremonies giving extracts from the unpublished despatches written from this country by the representatives of England France Spain Holland and Sweden now contained in the archives of those countries There is a map of New York City in 1789 illustrations of the inaugural ceremonies and portraits of all the personages prominent therein A chapter is devoted to the semi centennial and the remainder of the volume is a memorial of the New York Centennial celebration with illustrations of the relics in the Loan Exhibition first and final drawings of the Washington Memorial Arch and the names of all who took official part in the celebration of the guests and subscribers to the banquets and balls and of the subscribers to the Memorial Arch Fund The most important feature of the work is its illustrations numbering over seven hundred which with few exceptions are halftones and artotypes of portraits and paintings never before reproduced There are twenty nine portraits of Washington and from two to twenty of each of the the men and women prominent in official and diplomatic circles of 1789 Benjamin Franklin for instance has fifty three All these are reproductions from negatives of the original portraits taken in different parts of this country and Europe by the representatives of the committee There are also excellent illustrations of the Centennial celebration from the naval parade to the Lawyers Club banquet reproduced from official photographs Historical and biographical notes to the portraits are appended and there is an exhaustive index The work has been edited by Clarence Winthrop Bowen under the auspices of a Publication Committee composed of Abram S Hewitt and Cornelius N Bliss The edition consists of one thousand numbered copies One complimentary copy will be sent by the committee to the national Government at Washington to each of the States and Territories to the city of New York and to England France Spain Holland and Sweden whose representatives were present at the inauguration in 1789. (1053 The Publishers Weekly, April 2 1892 No 557)

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        Roughing It and The Innocents at Home

      London: George Routledge and Sons. First British edition, first printing. 12mo. 7 3/8 in tall. [xvi, 495 pages.] Contemporary half leather with light rubbing to extremities. 5 raised spine bands with stamped gilt titles. Joints and hinges sound. Bindings tight and square. 200 Illustrations by F. A. Fraser. .....Additional photographs available....This binding was likely done close to the time of publication but is not, as far as I could find, issued by the publisher. So, it was done privately. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1892.

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        Peter a Cat o' One Tail : His Life and Adventures

      London: Pall Mall Gazette Office, 1892. Generally clean internally with odd light thumbmarks to margins. Transfer of a butterfly to dedication page which has faintly inpinged to opposite page. Boards show some grubbiness and bumping to corners and spine shows darkening and shelfwear to ends - 88 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Wain, Louis . 4to.

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        WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. Collected and Edited by Paul Leicester Ford

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1892-1899. 10 volumes. A UNIQUE, INSCRIBED COPY OF THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION and the Best Issuance of the collection. THIS UNIQUE COPY IS ONE OF ONLY A SMALL NUMBER LETTERED RATHER THAN NUMBERED AND IT IS MARKED AS “PRESENTATION COPY”. THE FIRST VOLUME IS INSCRIBED ON THE FREE-FLY BY THE EDITOR, PAUL LEICESTER FORD ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION, DECEMBER 13, 1892. It is presented to a family member. The provenance is of singular importance and the books continued to be passed down through the family until the end of the 1950’s, when they came into the possession of John Strohn Copley the publisher of the The San Diego Union Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune. The Letter-Press Edition of the Writings limited to only seven hundred fifty signed and numbered sets. With engravings and a vast profusion of illustrations throughout, including maps and facsimiles of Jefferson’s writings, of the Declaration of Independence and of other important papers. Tall, thick 8vo, in the publisher’s preferred binding of half black morocco over maroon cloth boards, one of the scarcest of the bindings issued on this already elusive set of Jefferson’s highly important writings. A fine set, very beautifully presented and in an excellent state of preservation. A very handsome, very well cared for set of this monumental work of historical scholarship. A VERY IMPORTANT SET OF THE WORKS OF ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES AND WRITER OF A NUMBER OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THIS IS THE RARE ISSUANCE OF THE WORKS IN PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO. The set, besides including the great breadth of Jefferson’s writing, includes also, copies of the Declaration of Independence, in the form of a facsimile of Jefferson’s written manuscript with the corrections of Franklin and Adams. The set is illustrated profusely with maps and portraits, facsimiles and other illustrations. Ford's edition of THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON is still regarded as one of the monuments of American historical scholarship, setting the standard for documentary editing for half-a-century. Ford's edition remains valuable for its accuracy of transcription from original manuscripts and its careful annotation of the documents chosen for publication. The Ford edition appeared in two versions, a ten-volume edition published between 1892 and 1896 and a fourteen-volume limited numbered edition (known as the "Federal" edition) issued in 1904; other than the different breakdown of volumes, the contents of these editions are identical. Readers, however, have to take note of which edition is being used in a given scholarly work. This unique first edition copy was presented by Ford to members of his family on the day of publication, and it remained in the family until it passed into the hands of James Strohn Copley (1916, St. Johnsville, New York - 1973) publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune from 1947 until his death in 1973. Copley was also President of the Inter American Press Association (1969 - 1970). The University of San Diego has a library named in honour of Copley and his wife (the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library).

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        WITH TRUMPET AND DRUM

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892.. Publishers quarter vellum and boards, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Binding somewhat soiled and worn, former owner's bookplate, otherwise a very good copy. Cloth folding box. First edition, limited issue. One of an unknown number of out of series copies, unnumbered, in addition to 250 numbered copies, signed by the publisher. In this copy, on a sheet of matching handmade paper inserted in place of the front free endsheet Field has neatly copied out his poem, "Little Boy Blue," in red and black ink, in his diminutive hand, with rubricated initials at the beginning of each stanza and two small hand-colored drawings (a toy soldier and a toy lamb) in the margins. Beneath the poem is his presentation inscription, which reads: "For My Dearest and Most Beautiful Julia, Ever yours devotedly, / Eugene Field." On integral blank leaves at the back of the volume the author has written out his poem, "Dutch Lullaby" (beginning "Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night / Sailed off in a wooden shoe . . ."), also in black ink with rubricated initials, with a double-rule border in black and red in the left margin, and with his presentation inscription at the end: "For My Dearest and Most Beautiful Julia -- / Eugene Field." Field married Julia Sutherland Comstock on 16 October 1873. BAL 5750.

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        Finger Prints

      London: Macmillan, 1892. 8vo 1st Ed.. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 16 plates, including one colour, occasional light spots, previous owner inscription on half title, original maroon cloth, spine faded, 8vo. Apart from slight soiling to a few early leaves this is a notably clean, crisp and tight copy of the scarce First Edition.& Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, followed on from W.J. Herschel's use of handprints of Hindu natives on contracts and primitive system of identification by means of finger prints. He gathered all these early studies and experiments in the above work, the result of which led to a Royal Commission in 1899 and adoption as a system by British police forces. G-M 186; PMM 376.&

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        Historical Records of New South WalesSeven volumes in eight, and a quarto volume of charts

      Sydney, Government Printer, 1892 - 1903. First Editions: 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 contemporary full leather bindings, raised bands, titles in gilt on spine, extensive gilt decoration to spines and boards a very handsome set in very good condition. The quarto volume of charts is in the original embossed black cloth binding in excellent condition. The complete work with the uncommon quarto volume of charts.

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        Modern Love: A Reprint to which is Added The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1892. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 32mo. A PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by "Herbert Thompson from George Meredith" with manuscript corrections by Meredith on pp 8, 30, and 61. Tipped to the free front endpaper is Thompson's note explaining that Meredith gave him this copy when he visited the author in the company of the Misses Lawrence. Bookplate of Herbert Thompson. Dark blue cloth boards, corners slightly bumped. Interior is clean. A very nice copy. 107 pp. POE/021306.

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        THE COLORADO HAND-BOOK: DENVER AND ITS OUTINGS. A GUIDE FOR TOURISTS AND BOOK OF GENERAL INFORMATION, WITH SOME BITS OF EARLY HISTORY

      Denver. 1892.. [6],170pp. including in-text and full-page illustrations, plus folding map. 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Worn at head of spine, a few small chips and creases. Small bookplate on inside of front wrapper. Near fine, in original condition. A scarce, attractive, and very informative handbook for Denver and surrounding areas. Much of the text amounts to a directory of Denver, listing schools, churches, businesses, amusements, etc. There are advertisements for several Denver businesses, including booksellers, railroads, dry goods dealers, several newspapers, a dealer selling W.H. Jackson photographs, local colleges, and much more. Other cities, including Boulder and Georgetown, are also discussed, local natural wonders and attractions are described, and a history of Colorado is given. The map is noteworthy for showing the course of electric lines and cable car lines through Denver. Not in Eberstadt or Decker. Scarce. WYNAR 2374.

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        [The Works] Hillingdon Hall; Handley Cross; Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; "Plain or Ringlets?"; Mr. Romford's Hounds; Ask Mamma; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., [and others], circa 1892. 8 works in eight volumes, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Numerous hand-coloured plates after John Leech, Henry Alken and others, 1 hand-coloured additional title, 6 hand-coloured title vignettes, uncoloured illustrations in 'Handley Cross'. 20th-century red half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the first with a fox's mask tool, the third with a whip and horseshoe tool, the fifth with a hound's head, the sixth with a horse's heads bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A finely bound set from the pen of the 19th-century's best known sporting author: Thackeray envied him, William Morris considered him 'a master of life'. The 'Dickens of the Sporting field' Surtees is still very readable today. Surtees' best-selling works are humorous and lively. The author was arguably a match for Dickens in the field of social observation, whilst surpassing him as an observer of the natural world: with warmth and humour Surtees captured an era and a way of life that reached its zenith during Queen Victoria's reign. The 'Sporting Novels' were essential reading in the country houses of Victorian England and deserve a place on the shelves of today's private library.

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        Memorial Catalogue Heraldic Exhibition

      Edinburgh: T & A Constable, 1892. Rebound half leather half cloth with original boards, spine ribbed with gilt stamp title, gilt to top. Soiling and some spots of fading to cloth of boards, some wear to extremtities of boards, exlibris pasted to pastedown, ink number to bottom outside corner of pastedown, front free end paper and half title with foxing and large spots of damp stain continuing onto full title following but only as three very small faint spots, paper yellowed. Some colour, primarily black and white plates, reproductions of printed heraldry, engravings of seals, etc.. Limited Edition. Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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

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

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        AMERICAN CLAIMANT

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co, 1892. First edition. Illustrated throughout by Dan Beard. 8vo, pale green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black on spine and cover. 277, [8] ads pp. An unusually nice copy, bright and clean, with only the slightest bit of rubbing, internally quite fine. FIRST EDITION. Twain’s delightful romp through British and American matters is a follow-up to THE GILDED AGE. There are plot twists, mistaken identities and more then one roll-switch while Twain, with his typical wit, examines the serious differences between the American democracy and the English hereditary aristocracy.

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        The American Claimant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition (no Library of Congress date of publication recorded, preventing any priority-of-issue determination). 8vo: xvi,17-277,[1],[8, advertisements]pp, with a frontispiece and 23 pen-and-ink illustrations by Dan Beard. Publisher's original olive-green pictorial cloth, the upper cover stamped in black (a vignette of stars and stripes, beneath which are the English lord and the American claimant) and lettered in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt and stamped in black with the ornament of an eagle. A Fine copy with only trivial faults: points and spine ends rubbed, very slight toning to page edges, otherwise fresh, tight and unmarked. BAL 3434. Johnson, p.53. Probabaly one of Twain's least engaging efforts, written when his finances were ever more stretched. Published first in various newspapers by the McClure Syndicate and later in the Idler magazine in 12 numbers. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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.

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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..

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        ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      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 .

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        Mythology and The Seige of Troy with Illustrations After Paintings in the Great Galleries in America and Europe. 2 Volumes

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1892. ...FIRST EDITION...TWO VOLUMES - VOL. 1- XL, 88PP., VOL.2 - 177PP...100 ENGRAVED PLATES INCLUDING, FRONTIS IN EACH VOLUME, WITH TISSUE GUARDS, 24 WOOD ENGRAVINGS PRINTED HORS TEXTE, AND NUMEROUS TEXTUAL ILLUSTRATIONS...PLATES REMARKABLY CLEAN, BRIGHT AND CLEAR...A.E.G...DECORATIVE ENDPAPERS...MASTERFULLY REBOUND IN MODERN LEATHER USING ORIGINAL BOARDS, 5 RAISED BANDS AND 6 GILT DECORATED COMPARTMENTS...GILT DECORATED TITLE ON COVERS. A BEAUTIFUL SET.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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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

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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 e.ps., 2 vols.in one book. Ex-library (Tokyo Imperial University) with stamps. Pages light foxing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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