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      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1892. ONE OF 250 COPIES. A Prominently Signed Binding by Annie MacDonald,With Impressively Modelled Detail in Cover Scenes 197 x 146 mm (7 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 6 p. l., 100 pp., 4 leaves (colophon and ads). EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE MODELLED GOATSKIN BY MRS. ANNIE MACDONALD OF THE GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS, front cover with large lobed frame, its upper corners enclosing the binder's initial and the date (1897), the lower corners with daffodil blooms, the large central panel showing an elaborately detailed scene featuring a woman with long, flowing hair entreating the god Mercury in his signature winged hat and sandals, the two figures surmounted by an imperial crown through which twines a sprig of mistletoe (a design that appears in the woodcut frame on the title page), lower cover showing the woman kneeling by a man reclining on a couch, this scene enclosed in an oval beaded frame; flat spine with modelled title flanked by pine cone device at head and tail, green watered silk pastedowns framed by unusual turn-ins decorated with gilt vines and calf circles painted green and blue, leather hinges, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Title page with full woodcut border filled with intertwined pine branches and mistletoe, colophon with pine cone device. Verso of front flyleaf with engraved bookplate of Charles Williston McAlpin (see below); extra paper title labels tipped onto rear blank. Two tiny red (ink?) marks to upper cover, inevitable offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, once-detached front flyleaf tipped onto front free endpaper, other trivial defects, but still A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, and the leaves fresh and clean. This book is a wonderful example of both the writing and binding skills of women in the Arts and Crafts movement. According to DNB, "Michael Field" was the pseudonym adopted by poet Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), who together aspired "to write great verse tragedies based on historical subjects, calling up the male Elizabethan tradition and eschewing modern realism." This work is a dramatic retelling of a popular Medieval tale: the poisoning of the Holy Roman Emperor Otho III by his concubine Stephania, in revenge for the murder of her husband, Otho's political opponent Crescentius. DNB tells us our poets "issued much of their work through private presses in small, beautifully decorated editions," many of them designed by their friend, the artist Charles Ricketts. The future founder of the Vale Press designed and illustrated several books for our publishers Mathews and Lane around the time this work was issued, so it is conceivable that he is responsible for the attractive woodcut decoration here. The style of modelled leather that we see on our covers originated in Edinburgh with Mrs. Annie MacDonald (d. 1924), whose own work and that of her pupils played an important role in the history of British bookbinding, especially among women. Inspired by Medieval books, she began teaching herself and others in the early 1890s (in a group that became known as the Edinburgh Arts and Crafts Club) the special technique of modelling seen on our binding. MacDonald used undressed goatskin, which mellows with age from white to a rich amber color, and worked it with one small tool, without cutting, raising, or padding the leather. Tidcombe gives MacDonald the credit for inspiring the bookseller Frank Karslake in 1898 to establish the Guild of Women Binders (see following two items) and says that "MacDonald was the prime mover in this, as she was eager to have a London outlet for bindings produced by her group. . . . Their modelled goatskin bindings comprised 40 of the 114 bindings shown in the first Guild exhibition." The design of our binding is impressive in the precision and extent of detail seen in the modelling, and it is, as a whole, a fine, flamboyant, and prominently signed exemplar of MacDonald's work. Former owner Charles Williston McAlpin, son of tobacco magnate David McAlpin, served as Secretary of Princeton University (his alma mater) from 1901 to 1914.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Limited Edition, one of 200 copies on paper. Vellum Binding. Octavo. Full bound in stiff vellum with yapp edges as issued; title blocked in gold on the spine; staining to the vellum and the endpapers; three of the four silk ties remain; a few of the preliminary and terminal pages have some light staining on the bottom and top edges, but the textblock is by and large quite clean and bright; this is the last of the Kelmscott books to have the edges left untrimmed and the last but for Hand and Soul (1895) bound in stiff vellum; a beautiful full border and decorative initials throughout; printed in Morris's Golden type gorgeous Kelmscott colophon on the last leaf; one of the scarcer Kelmscott titles; digital images can be made available upon request. Peterson (A9)

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        An encampment of Kelly's Army with Jack London

      A few brown spots in upper area (sky), a pencilled arrow pointing to Jack London in lower right corner, pencilled in the sky area "Jack London". Background faded but middle and foreground very strong and clear. Original photographic print approximately 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches. sepia toned photograph, mounted on black cardboard The photograph was taken in the spring of 1892 when the young author-to-be was briefly a member of "Kelly's Army". This west coast group was a contingent of what was known as "Coxey's Army". Jacob S. Coxey had the idea that nationwide road building backed by vast federal funding would provide a source of enployment during that depressed time. The reason behind the "armies" was to have them march on Washington in support of the idea.& This photograph shows a large group of men sprawled on the ground with a rooster in the center. Some tents and two American flags are visible in the closer background. In the foreground are two men, one facing away from the camera and the other, Jack London, facing the camera.& The photograph was first reproduced in The Book of Jack London by Charmian London on page 165, later in A Pictorial Life of Jack London by Russ Kingman, page 53.& With:& The Palimpsest. Jack London and Kelly's Army. Iowa City, Iowa: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1971. 12mo, pictorial wrappers. Fine. The volume contains the part of London's diary or "log" that he wrote while with Kelly's army by permission of Charmian London. It gives a rich background to the photograph .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Russland. 3. Auflage

      Leipzig, Baedeker 1892. 17 cm. 50, 470 Seiten mit 11 meist gefalteten Karten und 16 Plänen, Original-Verlagseinband, Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Umschlagtitel und Lesebändchen - Hinrichsen, Baedeker D 459 - Die 2. Ausgabe über das gesamte europäische Russland. Im hinteren Innendeckel Besitzstempel, schönes Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Impressions d' Italie. No 5: Napoli. Suite pour Orchestre. Transcription pour Piano: Alfred Bachelet

      Paris: H. Tellier, n.d. (ca. 1892)., 1892. Folio; 2ff., 21 pp. Recent quater red morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, marbled boards. Publisher's original pictorial upper cover bound in. Charpentier wrote 5 pieces for his "Impressions d'Italie": Serenade, A la Fontaine, A Mules, Sur les Cimes, et Napoli. FIRST EDITION, with a SIGNED inscription to front end paper from the composer to Gabriel Marie.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Signed original photo

      Ivo Andri? ( Dolac kod Travnika, 1892. ? Beograd, 1975.). Pripovjeda?, pjesnik i esejist. Dobitnik Nobelove nagrade za knji?evnost 1961. Prvi predsjednik Saveza knji?evnika Jugoslavije. Originalna fotografija by Wide World Photos. Potpis Ive Andri?a.

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        GHOST STORIES together with MORE GHOST STORIES (2 volumes)

      1892. Paperback. Good. STEAD, W. T., ed. REAL GHOST STORIES: A RECORD OF AUTHENTIC APPARITIONS. BEING THE CHRISTMAS NUMBER OF THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS together with MORE GHOST STORIES: A SEQUEL TO "REAL GHOST STORIES." BEING A NEW YEAR'S EXTRA NUMBER OF THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS (2 volumes). London and New York: The Review of Reviews, 1892. First editions, later reprinted. 4to., pictorial printed wrappers. Good, rear wrapper detached from REAL GHOST STORIES, spine slightly chipped. Occasional light foxing. Illustrated in b/w. MORE GHOST STORIES: loose binding, staples removed, covers intact but splitting at front joint. Complete. Light foxing. Spiritualism, haunted houses in England, ghostly apparitions, premonitions, more paranormal phenomena. Highly collectible and very interesting gathering of stories. With warning to readers: not for the timid!!

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier : Illustrated with Steel Portraits and Photogravures. Seven Volumes in Fourteen and Complete with the Additional Two Volumes (In Four) Covering the Author's Life and Letters Contents: I-IV. Poetical Works -- V-VII. Prose Works -- VIII-IX. Life and Letters

      Boston And New York, Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1892. 1st Edition. "A list of Mr. Whittiers poems, arranged chronologically": v. 4, p. 397-409. Very good copies all in the original grey buckram; spines paper-labeled. All edges gilt. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Publisher's device to the title. Tissue-guarded portrait frontis with descriptive letterpress.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Artists' Edition in Seven Volumes: Illustrated with Steel Portraits and Photogravures (finely bound)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. 3/4 leather. First edition thus. Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. Limited to 750 numbered sets, set #203 printed on laid paper. Complete poems in 4 volumes, prose in 3 volumes. Bound in 3/4 brown pebbled morocco with maroon and gold marbled boards and end papers, top edge gilt, maroon ribbon markers. Illustrated with portraits and engravings under tissue guard. A near fine, crisp set, pages and text fine, clean and bright - some pages unopened, bindings and leather fine with no wear, except rear board of volume 1, where the marbled paper and lower corner tip has been pulled off and is lacking, otherwise a fine set - easily repaired.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Waverley Novels. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Old Mortality. Rob Roy. The Heart of Midlothian. The Bride of Lammermoor. The Black Dwarf. A Legend of Monrose. Ivanhoe. The Monastery. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The Pirate. The Fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the Peak. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan’s Well. Redgauntlet. The Betrothed. The Talisman. Woodstock. Chronicles of the Canongate. The Fair Maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The Surgeon’s Daughter. Castle Dangerous

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company 1892-94. . Illustrated Cabinet edition, 48 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces and numerous plates, one half title with a closed tear. Original blue cloth with gilt spines, t.e.g., some rubbing otherwise a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Contributions to the History of Cryptography

      [mid-1970s] . [together with;] Contributions to the History of Cryptology. [&] A Collection of Papers and Chapters on the Use of Mathematics in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. 7 volumes, quarto (291 × 206 mm). First 6 in vari-coloured buckram backed textured paper boards, the last in blue full buckram, titles gilt to spines. Largely typescript with numerous mounted photographic and photostat illustrations, cipher alphabets inked to the text. Slight shelf-wear, but overall very good. Unmarked as such, but from the collection of Dr. Carl H. Meyer, co-designer of the Data Encryption Standard (DES); holder of 15 patents in the field of cryptography; author of the article on cryptography for the McGraw Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology and co-author, with S. M. Matyas, of Cryptography - A New Dimension in Computer Data Security. Fascinating collection of around 80 typed transcripts, clipped and photostat-ed excerpts of articles from various academic journals - British, American, French, German, Austrian - organized as illustrations of the development of cryptography, cryptology and cryptanalysis. The first two volumes relate to ciphers and keys and include Ludwig von Rockinger on a Bavarian collection of sixteenth-century code keys extracted from the Archivalische Zeitschrift for 1892; two pieces by Yves Gylden on French codes of the eighteenth century from the Revue Internationale de Criminalistique; and several photostat-ed pages from John Wallis's Opera… relating to decipherment. The following three volumes contain papers specifically on the development of cipher-writing with three pieces by Charles J. Mendelsohn; a transcription from K. F. Lehmann's scarce, Danzig, 1786 pamphlet on Bergsträßer's optical telegraph with plates; and a two-part article by Gabriel Dallet on the possible applications of codes taken from the Revue Scientifique, 1887. The sixth volume is titled "Black Cabinets and Famous Cryptanalysts," and contains a lengthy piece by F. Stix on the Austrian cabinets noirs and a translation by Mendelsohn of Simonetta's 'Treatise on Deciphering,' originally published in the Signal Corps Bulletin in 1937. The final volume concentrates on mathematical aspects of cryptographic and cryptanalytic problems including a presentation copy of a mimeographed paper on the Hill Cipher by Richard E. Powell, dated Berkeley, 1950; two papers on the Kryha machine by Georg Hamel; and Hans Rohrbach's 'Chiffrierverfahren der neuesten Zeit' from the Archiv der elektrischen Übertragung, 1948 with a translation by Howard T. Oakley. An extremely unusual and absorbing trouvaille.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio

      London: T Fisher Unwin, 1892 16 mo, VG+, 2nd impression.In its contemporary decorative red and cream cloth covers, title in red, edges rubbed and soiled very slightly. Decorative spine, titles in red, edges very lightly bumped and rubbed. Internally, some light spotting to endpapers, ink name to fep (Katie Roberts), half title with Children's Library titles to verso, and the tissue guarded frontis present, [4], [1], 2-232 pp, 1 plate and 38 illustrations by Mazzanti, part of the Childrens Library Series, published in the same year as the first English impression, printed by R & R Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.Very Rare! and untouched by the binder restorer!C. Collodi, pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini (born Nov. 24, 1826, Florence, Tuscany [Italy]—died Oct. 26, 1890, Florence), Italian author and journalist, best known as the creator of Pinocchio, the childlike puppet whose adventures delight children around the world. See Britannica comE Mazzanti - see p321 Bland Hist of Book Illustration.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel / Francis Rabelais ; translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux ; with an intro by Anatole de Montaiglon ; illust by L. Chalon

      London : Lawrence and Bullen, 1892. 1st edition, limited. Number 142 of only 210 copies printed. [ Gargantua et Pantagruel. English ]. Physical desc.: Complete in 2 volumes : ill. ; 30 cm. Translated from the French. Other names: Motteux, Peter Anthony (1660-1718). Montaiglon, Anatole de Courde (1824-1895). Chalon, Louis (b. 1866). Subject: French literature - Works. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Port of New York. Birds Eye View from the Battery, Looking South

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1892. unbound. very good(+). Parsons, Charles and Lyman Atwater. Original color lithograph. Image measures 26.25" x 38", with frame 32.25" x 44". An excellent example of the rare 1892 edition of a dramatic birds eye view of the port of New York. Included below the title is a list of fifty-seven references to sites of interest. At the center of the image is Castle Garden, originally an island and cultural hub with a world famous theater. The piece shows the building when it was still operating as the world's first immigration center. In 1892, when it was replaced by Ellis Island, Castle Garden returned to its roots of entertainment and became an aquarium. The flurry of activity in one of the world's busiest ports is palpable, with horse drawn streetcars along the Battery and boats and ships veering in and around Staten Island, Governor's Island, part of Brooklyn and New Jersey. The Statue of Liberty had just been completed in 1886. Currier & Ives called themselves the "Printmakers to the People" and they produced thousands of images that chronicled the growth of the United States. Founded in 1834, Currier & Ives produced high quality lithographs until the business closed in 1907. The piece has been expertly restored and is framed and sealed with padded rabbet and UF5 conservation plexiglass.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Novels Of George Eliot

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The seven novels of George Eliot together with a volume ofshort stories, in uniform fine bindings by Bumpus, with binder's stamp to front free endpaper. In eight volumes complete. New edition. The volumes are as follows: Adam Bede; The Mill on the Floss; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Scenes of Clerical Life; Felix Holt the Radical; Romola; Middlemarch; and Daniel Deronda. Mary AnneEvans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (187172), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years. Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language. Previous owner's ink inscription to verso of front free endpapers of first and last volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Front hinge to volume one starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional spotting, mostly to endpapers and text block edge and the occasional mark to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1892. First edition, 26 x 18cm (8vo), in publisher's vellum-backed grey boards w/cream paper title-label (printed in green) to spine, raised bands, deckle edges, [i-ix] x-xi [xii-xiv], [1] 2-366 pp. + frontis leaf, w/numerous b&w illustrations by Henry Justice Ford. Limited Edition (121/150) printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London. Binding Good (spine darkened w/tail chipped away, covers moderately soiled, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine. Green 82 ("the earlier fairy books were issued also in limited editions on large paper"), 244.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Egypt: Three Essays on the History, Religion and Art of Ancient Egypt

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1892. First edition. Royal 8vo (10 x 6-1/2 inches). Colored map of the Nile delta and 32 collotype plates from photos. [8], 86 pp. Publisher's vellum, designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, with tall, gilt lotus device on upper cover, gilt decorated spine. Vellum a bit soiled and foxed. With the engraved bookplate of Theodor Low De Vinne, printer, typographer, and historian of printing . Brimmer, a Boston businessman and one of the founders of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, travelled to Egypt in 1890 with his niece, Mrs. John Jay [Minna Timmins] Chapman, and the two co-authored these little essays. Brimmer was a close friend of fellow Bostonian Sarah Wyman Whitman, and her design for the binding of his book - whose appearance breathes the spirit of the 90s and the Art and Crafts Movement - represents one of her greatest triumphs. At the time the book was in press, Daniel Berkeley Updike was supervising The Riverside Press in Cambridge. The presence of De Vinne's bookplate provides a remarkable association, given that Updike's first private commission (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) was printed in the same year by De Vinne himself

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Writings of Henry David Thoreau, The

      1892-1894. The Thorough Thoreau:His Complete WorksTHOREAU, Henry David. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. With Bibliographical Introductions and Full Indexes. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1892-1894. Riverside Edition. Eleven octavo volumes. (7 11/16 x 5 in; 195 x 125 mm). Frontispieces with tissue guards. Printed at the Riverside Press.Publishers three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set."Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them...His work is so rich, and so full of the complex contradictions that he explored, that his readers keep reshaping his image to fit their own needs. Perhaps he would have appreciated that, for he seems to have wanted most to use words to force his readers to rethink their own lives creatively, different though they may be, even as he spent his life rethinking his, always asking questions, always looking to nature for greater intensity and meaning for his life" (Woodlief, Ann. Henry David Thoreau. American Transcendentalism Web, Virginia Commonweath University).Includes:1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers2. Walden3. The Maine Woods4. Cape Cod5. Early Spring in Massachusetts6. Summer7. Autumn8. Winter9. Excursions10. Miscellanies11. Familiar Letters

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Hakone District

      Yokohama: Yokohama Printing and Publishing Company, 1892 In grey decorative stiff paper wraps, with 2 cotton ties, corners a little thumbed, ink mark to front cover below title which is in black ink within box, no title to spine, which has most cloth missing. Internally, ink dedication dated 1905 to a Museum in Yokohama by a Miss Moss to ffep above details of where printed, map & 17 pages of plates which include 3 pages which have 4 plates per page the remainder 1 per page, most of the plates have guard sheet with letter press, and each plate has a leaf of descriptive text by James Murdoch, in collotype. Unique to say the least!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Ex Ponto

      First edition ( limited in just 125 copyes) of first work of Nobel price winner Ivo Andric. Signed by author. Poetry. Ilustrations by famous Croatian painter Ljubo Babic. In very good condition, but 3 pages are cut in half ( not in text area ) because there was name of ex owner. Croatian language. Ivo Andri? ( Dolac kod Travnika, 1892. ? Beograd, 1975.). Pripovjeda?, pjesnik i esejist. Dobitnik Nobelove nagrade za knji?evnost 1961. Prvi predsjednik Saveza knji?evnika Jugoslavije. Ex Ponto, njegovo prvo objavljeno djelo. Pjesma u prozi. Naslovnicu je izradio Ljubo Babi?. Naslov djela je uzet prema pjesmama Epistulae ex Ponto latinskog pjesnika Ovidija. Limitirano prvo izdanje, objavljeno samo u 125 primjeraka. Ovaj primjerak je 1918. u Zagrebu potpisao Ivo Andri?. Tvrdi uvez. Knjiga je u odli?nom stanju, no na ?alost na stranici s potpisom i na jo? dvije stranice bez teksta nedostaje pola stranice, koje su odrezane od strane biv?eg vlasnika ( vidljivo na skenu broj 2.), vjerojatno zbog toga ?to je na njima bilo napisano njegovo ime. Cijena knjige je sni?ena zbog prerezanih stranica.

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        Autograph working manuscript

      [N.p., after , 1892]. Single leaf, folio (319 × 200 mm), 16 lines written on one side and 4 on the verso, with some deletions. Browning and a little chipping at edges, still good. A working manuscript, beginning with a dialogue sketch from Catriona, the 1893 sequel to Kidnapped (1886). What follows are about 16 lines of unpublished poetry, in part: "I am come from a land of heath and driving rain / A rusty scornful land, and the folk therein / Brown and sharp in the face; and the wind forever blowing / Ancient stories of red venatius days." The lines bear similarities to Song 43 from Stevenson's posthumously published Songs of Travel. Provenance: Robert Louis Stevenson, auction of his library, Anderson Auction Company, 1914; purchased by Howard Goodhart, collector of incunabula; sent by him to Samuel M. Brickner, author of a poetic eulogy to Stevenson published in the New York Times in 1915.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Moby Dick or the White Whale

      Dana Estes & Company: Dana Estes, 1892. Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A. Burnham SHute. This rare edition is clean, basically tight, square with good corners and internally unmarked, but there is a name on the ffep and a small address sticker on the front paste down. There is a split, showing mesh, between the ffep and the flyleaf, but the mesh is solid, however, the ffep floats a bit. It lightly rubbed at the edges, more so at the ends of the spine where there is mild fraying. It has 545, bright, clear pages, illustrated with 4 glossy, black & white plates. The boards are covered in blue cloth with bright, gold titles on the spine and front where there is also a lighter blue drawing of a small boat in the moonlight. There's a drawing of a scallop shell on the spine. There is no publication date. "The Life and Works of Herman Melville" web site has this providing $30.95 in earnings between 190-1906 on sales of 619 books out of 1,000 published.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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        The Sign of Four. [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      New York; Harper 1892, 1892. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, First issue (with 'if had' for 'if he had' on page 65 line 4). Illustrated, octavo, pp.307 + 4 (ads). Publisher's light blue cloth blocked in gilt and black. Neat bookplate to pastedown, slight toning to spine panel, frayed at ends. A very good to near fine copy, housed in a rather unusual scarlet coloure protective wooden box with leatherette chemise.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ( Strand Magazine 1892-1893 - Original publication of the short stories )

      George Newnes, 1892. Hardcover. Good. George Newnes, London July 1892 to December 1893. Strand Magazine. 3 volumes. Half bound leather over marbled boards. Lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated. These are the original publication of the short stories that would be later published together as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle: "Silver Blaze", "The Yellow Face", "The Stockbroker's Clerk", "The Yellow Face", "Gloria Scott", "The Musgrave Ritual", "The Reigate Squires", "The Crooked Man", "The Resident Patient", "The Greek Interpreter", "The Naval Treaty", "The Final Problem". Condition: Good, shelf wear and rubbing, chipping at the spine of the 1892 volume, endpaper missing at the first 1893 volume, front hinge of the second volume from 1893 repaired, foxing spots, rounded corners, previous owner's name at the first volume from 1893, small stain at the top edge of the gutter at the first few pages and last few pages of the second volume from 1893.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes WITH The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1892. Two volumes - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (published 1892), [4], 317pp, [1] and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (published 1894), [6], 279pp, [1]. Original cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, a.e.g. Both volumes have been recased, rubbed to extremities, especially corners, edgeworn to foot. Internally the 'Adventures' is lightly foxed and has a previous owners gift inscription to half-title, 'Memoirs' is foxed throughout and the inner joints are cracked, but holding firm. Both items are the first edition, first impressions. Green and Gibson A10a and A14a, Sadleir 739 and 746 and Wolff 1898 and 1909 respectively. First Edition. Hardback. Good. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 4to.

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

      London: George Newnes Ltd, 1892 and 1894., 1892. FIRST EDITIONS. Detective fiction; short stories. 2 volumes., 4to., (I) half-title, title, pp. 317, (II) half-title, frontispiece, title, pp. 279. Fine early 20th century binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in pale blue half crushed morocco with gilt titles, gilt raised bands and gilt tooling to spines, pale blue cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Binding of 'Adventures' a little lighter with barely noticeable markings along upper joint, a few white specks to upper cloth. Both volumes with generally light and occasional foxing. Black and white illustrations throughout. Early issue of 'Adventures', with the misprint 'Violent Hunter' for 'Violet Hunter' p. 317 line 23. The classic Holmes collection in a very attractive binding. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128], [129], (1966). See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1892. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION, mixed state. This collection of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) ensured his lasting popularity and fame. It includes such classics as ÒScandal in Bohemia,Ó ÒThe Red-Headed League,Ó and ÒSpeckled Band.Ó It was followed in 1894 by a second compilation, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. This volume is a mixed state: the front cover has a black and white illustration with a banner, ÒThe Strand Library.Ó The street sign is not blank. The end papers are the variant light orange peacock design. Page 317 has the uncorrected ÒMiss ViolentÓ rather than ÒMiss Violet.Ó Bound in the original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine edges and beveled board edges, bumping and rubbing but still in nice condition. The hinges been expertly restored. Interior pages are clean and bright except for what appears to be a small cigarette (or Calabash pipe?) burn affecting the bottom margins of pages 282-289. Page 285/286 has an actual burn hole. Housed in light blue half morocco slipcase. 317 pages. LIT/072009. Very Good.

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      London: George Newnes, 1892 & 1894.. Two volumes. Large octavo. Original publishers gilt pictorial cloth, a.e.g. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Early ink names on endsheets, spine extremities and tips a bit worn, inner hinges cracking, some modest soiling and rubbing to cloth, scattered foxing early and late, but a good set, in cloth slipcase and chemise. First British editions. ADVENTURES is in the later binding with the street name on the sign, and features the grey floral endsheets. Green and Gibson assert the binding with the street name properly appeared only on 2nd and 3rd impressions sheets, and the ownership signature in the first volume is dated Nov. 1893. An early owner amended the typo at p.317:23 in the first volume. GREEN & GIBSON A10a & A14a.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes,, 1892 & 1894. Two volumes, octavo. Original dark and light blue cloth, pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. In a custom cloth solander box with chemises. The Adventures has a gift inscription and very light foxing and wear. The Memoirs has an owner's signature and very light foxing and rubbing. A far above average, relatively bright and clean set: especially uncommon with intact hinges. First editions.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ( Strand Magazine 1892-1893 - Original publication of the short stories )

      George Newnes, 1892. Hardcover. Good. George Newnes, London July 1892 to December 1893. Strand Magazine. 3 volumes. Half bound leather over marbled boards. Lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated. These are the original publication of the short stories that would be later published together as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle: "Silver Blaze", "The Yellow Face", "The Stockbroker's Clerk", "The Yellow Face", "Gloria Scott", "The Musgrave Ritual", "The Reigate Squires", "The Crooked Man", "The Resident Patient", "The Greek Interpreter", "The Naval Treaty", "The Final Problem". Condition: Good, shelf wear and rubbing, chipping at the spine of the 1892 volume, endpaper missing at the first 1893 volume, front hinge of the second volume from 1893 repaired, foxing spots, rounded corners, previous owner's name at the first volume from 1893, small stain at the top edge of the gutter at the first few pages and last few pages of the second volume from 1893.

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        La Plume quatrième année complète : 1892

      Paris : La plume, 1892. Broché. 17x25,5cm. Edition originale. Contributions littéraires de L. Bloy, L.Cladel, I. Rimbaud, C. Saint-Saëns, L. Descaves, R. de Gourmont, Willy A. Retté, Rachilde, J. Moréas, M. Barrès, S. Merrill, E. Zola, Papus, C. Maurras, P. Verlaine, J. Bois, S. de Guaita, E. Zola, S. Mallarmé, Leconte de Lisle, F. Champsaur, H. Rebell, M. du Plessys, ... Contributions picturales H. Boutet, G. Fraipont, A.-F. Cazals, A. des Gachons, A. Brière, M. Luce, A. Séon, J. Chéret, Caran d'Ache... Cette année, La Plume consacra des numéros spéciaux aux Parisiens de Paris, au jargon de Maistre François Villon, aux soirées de La Plume, à la Magie sous la direction de Papus, à Léon Cladel, à la Pantomime, au théâtre de l'Odéon, Dos fendu comportant des manques en tête et en pied, trois déchirures avec légers maqnues angulaires sur le deuxième plat. Rare. - La plume, Paris _1892, 17x25,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Voyages et Aventures Du Capitaine Hatteras, Les Anglais Au Pôle Nord, Le Désert De Glace (au Portrait collé). 150 Vignettes par Riou

      Paris, Hetzel, ca. 1892.. Tit., 467 S. Rote Chagrinlederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägter Mittelarabeske auf beiden Deckeln, feiner Filetenvergoldung mit Eckfleurons, reicher Vergoldung in 4 Rückenfeldern, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung a la dentelle sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA COIFFURE FEMININE. Sociètè Belge de Libraire, Bruxelles 1892.

      Ril. in tela., cm 21 x 30, pp 822, 570 tra tavv in varie tonalita' e ill.b/n, 1 tav. a colori nell'antiporta. Varie e leggere fioriture e strappi,in alcune pagine, che non danneggiano il testo.

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        LA FAMILLE CARDINAL. Illustration de Charles Léandre.

      In-8 gr, (mm. 247x160), mz. marocch. coevo, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, conserv. cop. orig. figur., pp. (4),197,(7),7,(3), con 17 raffinate illustrazioni di Léandre (vignetta al frontespizio, 8 testate e 8 finali) incise all?acquaforte da Louis Muller + 29 composizioni inc. su legno da Léveillé e Ruffe, tutte nel t. Unita, con proprio frontespizio (datato 1892), una magnifica serie di 10 composizioni del Léandre, in tavole inc. all?acquaforte da Louis Muller (elencate nel vol. come tavole f.t.). La brillante e spensierata alta società parigina della fine dell?Ottocento trovò in Halevy (Accademico di Francia) l?interprete più originale e divertente. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 197: ?Edition recherchée? - Benezit,VIII, p. 369: ?Charles Lucien Léandre (1862-1930 ou 34), peintre et illustrateur, fut surtout connu du grand public pour ses dessins humoristiques et ses caricatures publiés dans la presse?. Pregevole edizione a tiratura limit. e numer. (110 esempl.). Il ns. non è numerato ma possiede una serie delle tavv. f.t. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        "Works". The "Jorrocs" Edition. Bind 1-6 : Handley Cross ; or Mr. Jorrock`s Hunt + "Ask Mamma" or, the Richest Commoner in England + "Plain or Ringlets ? " + Mr. Facey Romford`s Hounds + Hawbuch Grange or, the Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott.

      London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co, (1892). XII + 578 + X + (2) + 423 + (X) + (2) + 398 + VIII + (2) + 405 + X + (2) + 450 + X + (2) + 265 s. 6 plansjer i farger. Illustrert. Eleg. priv. røde skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. Litt brunplettet

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        La Débacle.

      1st edit. Paris: Charpentier 1892. 636 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice red half morocco with 5 raised bands. Binding signed V. Champs.. Les Rougon-Macquart. Copy no. 291 of 330 on Papier de Hollande

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        Orig. portrait photo w. dedication signed "Antonin Dvorák" on back for a lady "Terezà Lehovcovà".

      dated "Praha 9/1 1892". 9 x 5,8 cm. The photo shows the bust of the composer and is taken in the Prague studio J. Mulac.. Original photos of and dedications from the famous 19th century Tchech composer, Anthón Dvorák, are very rare

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

      London; George Newnes, 1892 & 1894. First editions. [The Strand Library, vol. 1 & 3]. [24x17,5 cm]. (4), 317, (1) pp. With 104 text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Frontispiece + (4, 2 blanks), 279 pp. With 90 illustrations in the text by Sidney Paget. Two volumes in original light blue and dark blue pictorial cloth, respectively. Beveled boards, gilt edges and decorated endpapers. 'The Adventures' with the spine ends and lower corners slightly bumped, a few air bubbles in the cloth on rear panel, and some insignificant stains. Hinges a little weak. Tissue visible in the gutter between pp. 192 & 193. Most pages with light spotting. 'The Memoirs' worn at spine ends, joints and corners. Tearings in the gutter before the front endpaper. A few mended tears in outer margins of the frontispiece, half-title and title page. A short tear in lower margin of pp. 133/134. A mended tear in outer margin of pp. 195/196. Most pages with light spotting. Signature of an early owner on front paste-down. Both volumes from the library of Thore Virgin, with his stamp ''Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana'' on front free endpapers, and with his signature on the same page in the second volume. 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' is the first book edition of Sherlock Holmes short stories, which were published serially in 'The Strand Magazine' a year earlier. 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' was published 13 December 1893, though the title page states 1894. Green & Gibson A10a & A14a

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        Bygmester Solness.

      Kjøbenhavn 1892. (Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn)). 8vo. 220 s.. Dekorert originalbind med helt gullsnitt. Pen! Lesesnor. Samtidig navnetrekk på fribladet

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        Poèmes . Les Illuminations. Une saison en Enfer.

      Notice par Paul Verlaine. Paris, Léon Vanier, Libraire-Éditeur 1892. 12:o. VII,(blank),151 pp. Later red morocco backed cloth covered boards. Top edge gilt else uncut. Wrappers preserved.. First collective edition. With preface by Verlaine. Published a few weeks after the death of Rimbaud

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        The Works [COMPLETE in 30 volumes]

      Estes and Lauriat Boston Estes and Lauriat ca. 1892 Holland Paper Edition, Limited edition vg 1/500. 8vo. Original gold-stamped black morocco, gold-decorated spine. Inside of front and back boards in leather with gold-floral stamped doublures. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. Dark blue silk moire free front and rear endpapers. Ribbon markers. Each volume with frontispiece, protected by captioned tissue guard and title-page vignette of Victor Hugo. All illustrated with b/w and sepia-tone reproductions of plates in gravure from photos, etchings from paintings and drawings, as well as some steel engravings by artists such as A. Maignau, A. Michelana, Lucien Melingue, Adrien Moreau, Geoffroy, E. Bordes, Francois Flameng, J. Garnier, A. Gues, E. de Liphard, Hugrel, J. Aubert and many others. All plates protected by printed tissue-guards. Minor water staining on top edge of few pages in Dramas, Vol. I. Front board of Les Miserables, Vol. II almost detached but still holding. Chipping to head and tail of spine of some volumes. Rubbing to some of the raised bands, otherwise minor age wear and scuffing to binding. Wonderful 30 volume set of the works by Victor-Marie Hugo, the 19th century French poet, playwright, essayist, novelist, statesman, visual artists and human rights activist. Tight copies with bindings in overall good to very good, interior in near fine condition. Dramas: 4 volumes; Poems: 3 volumes; Notre-Dame de Paris: 2 volumes; Life, Times and Works: 2 volumes; Les Miserables: 5 volumes; History of a Crime: 2 volumes, includes "Napoleon the Little"; Hans of Iceland: 2 volumes, includes "Last Day of a Condemned"; The Man who Laughs: 2 volumes; Toilers of the Sea: 2 volumes; Ninety-Three: 2 volumes, includes "Bug. Jargal, Claude Oubux"; The Rhine: 2 volumes; Things Seen, Essays: 1 volume; Shakespeare: 1 volume

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        Untersuchungen ueber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft. Mit 40 Figuren im Text.

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1892. 8vo. Contemporary half cloth. VI, (2), 295, (1) pp. Upper part of joints neatly repaired,otherwise a clean and fresh copy.. First edition of Hertz' seminal book on electromagnetic waves, which laid the foundation of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony.While investigating Maxwell's conception of light as an electromagnetic phenomenon, Hertz exposed that waves of electricity could both be transmitted and received through space. This had profound consequences and led, amongst other things, to Marconi's perfection of wireless telegraphy. "His [Hertz'] discovery of the properties of reflection, refraction, and polarization in electricity, with this wave theory of electrical motion, laid the foundation of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony." (Milestones of Science, p 47.)"Experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electrical waves can be projected through space was begun in 1887, eight years after Maxwell's death. The two main requirements were (a) a method of producing the waves, supposing that they existed, and (b) a method of detecting them once they were produced." (PMM, 377.)"Hertz's researches on electrical waves vindicated the Helmholtz ideal of the physicist as one whose competences embraced both experiment and mathematics. Hertz entered physics at the right time for one of his abilities to make a critical contribution; because the outstanding problem of physics was the disorderly condition of electrodynamics, what was needed was someone with the theoretical power to analyze the competing theories and with the experimental judgment to produce the evidence that would persuade the physical community that a decision between the theories had been reached." (DSB, VI, 348b.)"In the early 1890's the young inventor Guglielmo Marconi read of Hertz's electric wave experiments in an Italian electrical journal and began considering the Possibility of communication by wireless waves. Hertz's work initiated a technological development as momentous as it physical counterpart." (DSB, VI, 349a.).Honeyman, No. 1668 - PMM 377 - Sparrow, Milestones of Science Nr. 101

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        The Book of Choice Ferns for Garden, Conservatory and Stove, Describing and giving Explicit Cultural Directions for the Best and Most Striking Ferns and Selaginellas in Cultivation

      L. Upcott GillLondon:: L. Upcott Gill,. 1892-94.. First edition. Hardcover. Presentation Copy to Head Gardener at Kew from the Author. An important and well-illustrated work on ferns and selaginellas, with an index at the back. A fine presentation inscription from the author (signed) to George Nicholson (1847-1908) who was head gardener at Kew Gardens London from 1886 -1901, and author of a practical and scientific encyclopedia of horticulture for gardeners and botanists. This sumptuous high-Victorian production, with its most attractive dark-green, gilt and black decorated with a pattern of ferns was also the publisher of Nicholson's work. Both tomes are highly regarded and very sought after. 3 vols, 40. 666pp, 621pp & 457pp, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 22 full chromolithographic color plates, 27 monotone lithographic plates and many b/w illustrations, 7 of which are folding. Orig. decorated green cloth with gilt fern leaf decoration & gilt title.Some light general foxing on text, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Report of Stuyvesant Fish, President, to the Board of Directors of the Chicago, St

      Louis & New Orleans R. R. Co. February 24, 1892. - Report of George S. Morison, Chief Engineer, to the President of the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R. Co. October 1, 1891. Mit Frontispiz nach Photographie u. 37 photolithogr. Tafeln. Chicago, 1892. Quer-Großfolio (34,5 x 55,5 cm). 41 S., 6 Bll. Appendix. Flexibler Orig.-Leinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Den Hauptteil des Werkes ab S. 7 macht der Report des Ingenieurs G. S. Morison (1842-1903) aus. Dieser umfaßt eine allgemeine Beschreibung, Angaben zur Fundierung u. zum Oberbau sowie zu den Zufahrten u. den Kosten. Die gesamte Brücke hat eine Länge von 10 560 feet, von denen die meisten über das flache Vorland laufen. Die eigentliche Brücke überquert den Ohio bei Cairo, Illinois, in einer Breite von ca. 1200 m mit 12 Gitterbrücken, von denen zwei ca. 150 m Spannweite, die anderen bis zu 120 m Spannweite besitzen. Durch diese Brücke gelang es der Eisenbahngesellschaft ihr Netz bis nach New Orleans auszudehnen, da sie die Lücke zwischen den Eisenbahnnetzen in Illinois u. Kentucky schließt. Die Tafeln mit zwei Plänen, einer Gesamtdarstellung sowie zahlr. Details zur Fundierung u. meist dem eisernen Oberbau. - Morison "built in rapid succession more than a score of great railroad bridges... Considering the magnitude and difficulty of most of the projects [across the Missouri and the upper Mississippi river] this record stands unrivaled in the history of bridge construction... The perfection of methods for handling the pneumatic foundation work involved in these projects was on of Morison's most notable achievements. This period also marked the transition from wrought iron to steel in bridge construction, and Morison was the great pioneer in the use of the latter material." (Dict. of American. Biogr. XIII, S. 191f.). Etwas fleckig, Rückendeckel mit kleiner Wurmspur. Innen kaum fleckig. Einige Bibl.-Stempel.

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        Waverley Novels. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Old Mortality. Rob Roy. The Heart of Midlothian. The Bride of Lammermoor. The Black Dwarf. A Legend of Monrose. Ivanhoe. The Monastery. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The Pirate. The Fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the Peak. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's Well. Redgauntlet. The Betrothed. The Talisman. Woodstock. Chronicles of the Canongate. The Fair Maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The Surgeon's Daughter. Castle Dangerous.

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company 1892-94.. Illustrated Cabinet edition, 48 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces and numerous plates, one half title with a closed tear. Original blue cloth with gilt spines, t.e.g., some rubbing otherwise a very good set.

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