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        THE GREAT SEA-SERPENT An Historical and Critical Treatise

      By the Author, London 1892 - E.J. Brill / Luzac & Co., Leiden / London; pp. xv, [1], 592, b/w illustrations; original black coated end papers. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt vignette of a sea-serpent's head to the front board, fine, bright with minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing or spotting, a few pages slightly rough at edges where initially opened. A fine bright copy. (Full title: "The Great Sea-Serpent. An Historical and Critical Treatise. With the Reports of 187 Appearances the Suppositions and Suggestions of Scientific and Non-scientific Persons, and the Author's Conclusions") [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Timbuktu. Reise durch Marokko, die Sahara und den Sudan. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland in den Jahren 1879 und 1880

      Lpz., Brockhaus 1892.. 2. unveränd. Aufl. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. gr.-8°. XVI, 430; X, 408 S. Mit je 1 Frontisp., 9 gefalt. farb. Karten u. 20 Taf. (dav. 5 doppels. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt.), 36 Textabb. OLn. Berieb. Exlibris. Seite 1/2 fehlt, durch Kopie ergänzt. 1 Karte m. Ausriß im unt. Rand mit minim. Textverl. Henze III, 211 ff.; Kainbacher 241; Embacher 186 f - Oskar Lenz, geb. 1848 in Leipzig, gest. 1925 in Soos b. Baden, Niederösterreich. 1870 promovierte er mit der Arbeit "Über das Auftreten jurassischer Gebilde in Böhmen" u. übersiedelte gleich anschließend nach Wien, wo er 1872 eine Anstellung als Praktikant an der k. k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt bekam, unter dessen Auftrag er in Ungarn, Slawonien u. Vorarlberg arbeitete. 1873 wurde er in den österreichischen Staatsdienst aufgenommen, kurz darauf wurde Lenz auf Empfehlung des Direktors der Geol. Reichsanstalt, F. v. Hauers mit der Führung seiner ersten Afrika-Expedition nach Gabun betraut. Vorl. Buch ist die Dokumentation seiner bedeutendsten Afrikareise; Lenz wurde zum Bahnbrecher der wissensch. Erschließung jenes Wüstnteils, der bis dahin nur mit bescheidenen Ergebnissen durchforscht war. "Seine täglich (mit Aneroid- u. Thermohypsometer) angestellten Beobachtungen erhellten die vertikalen Reliefverhältnisse seines Reisegebiets: Dieses erwies sich als eine bis ca. 400 m. ansteigende Hochebene; von der angeblichen morphologischen Einförmigkeit sah er nichts. Er lieferte die ersten geologisch-morphologischen Aufschlüsse längs seiner Route u. führte von dieser eine Aufnahme von musterhafter Reichhaltigkeit." (Henze S. 213)

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        Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857

      Allahabad: Pioneer Press, 1892. 213pp. iv pp. Index. 2pp. Opinions of the Press. 6 photographic plates. Inscription on front paste-down " Dora Wasbrough from her Afft. Uncle W.A. Sanford July 1892. The reminder of his youngest brother & her uncle Captain Sanford ". Captain Sandford is mentioned many times including a description of the action when he was killed. He is described by the author as ' my friend and comrade' and 'one of the most gallant gentlemen that ever buckled on a sword-belt'. He had taken over command of a detachment the 5th Punjab Cavalry from Younghusband and was killed in an assault near Lucknow on 10th March 1858. An unusual Association copy of this scarce title. Half red morocco gilt, loss of 1cm at top of spine, contents VG. . Second Edition. Hardback. Good+.

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        TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES

      1892. Illustrated. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 2 pp undated ads. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First American Edition. This edition (January 1892, 421 pages) excluded many events "more especially addressed to adult readers," including two pivotal ones: Tess's "seduction" by her cousin Alec, and the baptism and death of her baby. Then the "New and Revised Edition" (the same binding but May 1892, 455 pages) restored these two major events but left the rest of the text bowdlerized. Finally a "New and Completely Revised Edition" (again the same binding, but 1893, 457 pages) restored the text more or less back to that of the English edition.~An attractive Margaret Armstrong binding, this copy is in remarkably fine condition. The first American edition has become quite scarce in this condition. Purdy p. 76; Gullans & Espey 112.

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        THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read

      New York and Chicago: F. T. Neely, Publisher,. [1892]. original two-part blue-gray and brown cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green.. Tiny spot on rear cover, minute rubbing to corner tips, a bright,. tight, nearly fine copy A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found. in nice condition. (#135388). First edition. Publisher's presentation copy "with the sincere regards of the publisher" written in ink on the title page. "A doctor-scientist and his faithful bushman companion discover a new race in an Australian desert -- a cross between a lost tribe of bushmen and some pugnacious kangaroos! These four- foot balls are ruled by a white woman who had been stranded among them as a child. Like Twain's Hank Morgan, the doctor revolutionizes the native culture with mechanical wonders. The final result is a technologically sophisticated land where governments, judges, lawyers, and police are unnecessary because of the new morality inspired by the doctor's explosives and ideals." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 909. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 349. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 51-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06243. Wright (III) 2243. Not in Lewis, Negley or Sargent.

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        A Rudolf Es Stefania Tavakhoz Teleki Samuel Grof Felfedezo Utja Kelet-Afrika Egyenlitoi Videkein 1887-1888-Ban

      Budapest: Kiadja Rath Mor. Good with no dust jacket. 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges broken on volume one. Rubbing and loss of cloth to ends of spine on volume one. Some light foxing.; Two volumes. Volume One: [vi], 520 pages + frontis. Illustrated. Volume two: [ii], 546 pages + frontis. Illustrated. Blue cloth boards with gilt decorations and brown spine and front board labels. Page dimensions: 220mm x 150mm. Hungarian edition. The author was Hungarian. This edition was preceded by a German edition published in Vienna. ; 8vo .

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        La vieille France: TOURAINE. TEXTE DESSINS ET LITHOGRAPHIES PAR A. ROBIDA.

      - (380) TRES BEL OUVRAGE PUBLIE DANS LA SERIE LA VIELLE FRANCE, REMARQUABLEMENT ILLUSTRE PAR ALBERT ROBIDA. AUTEUR: ROBIDA (Albert). TITRE: La vieille France: TOURAINE. TEXTE DESSINS ET LITHOGRAPHIES PAR A. ROBIDA. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris : Librairie illustrée, sans date (Circa 1892). Edition originale progable. Imprimée par Charles Hérissey à Evreux. COLLATION 336 pages, Complet. FORMAT: In-4 (23 x 31 cm) RELIURE: Reliure signée Bonleu en demi-cuir (aspect maroquin à petit grain). Dos lisse, doré du titre et de fers décoratifs, et estampés à froid de deux motifs. Tranche de tête dorée. ILLUSTRATIONS: 40 lithograhies hors-texte & frontispice ainsi que de 229 dessins gravés in-texte (nombreuses vues, croquis et paysages, dont de très nombreux batiments anciens, certains aujourd'hui disparus.) ETAT: Pages un brin jaunies, surtout vers les marges. Tranches piquées de rousseurs. Petites rousseurs non gênantes, apparentes en bordure des feuilles. Dos, mors & cuir des coins de plats, un peu insolés. Petits frottements aux coiffes, en de rares endroits des mors et coins de plats, deux coins de plats un peu émoussés. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Blois, Tours, Bourges, Le Mans, Laval, Sablé, Angers, Saumur, Thouars, Loudun, Chinon, Vendôme, etc. POIDS: 3.4 Kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the United States Artillery 30 Volumes

      Published By Authority of the Staff of the Artillery School. Very Good. 1892-1910. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Octavo harcovers in a Beautiful Red Half-Leather binding with Marbled-paper covered boards and endpapers. Gilt stamping to the spines. Stamped of the South Dakota State Historical Society of Pierre, SD on the endpaper and title page with no external markings. 30 volumes in 17 books. 1892 to 1910. Missing volumes 19-20 & 23-24. Most volumes have some minor rubbing to the corners. Original Bindings. All in Very Good or better condition. See Image. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        THE MARBLE FAUN Or, the Romance of Monte Beni

      Boston: Houghton Miffliin Co. 1892. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Both volumes Very Good. Stain to Volume II. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Polizei-Reglement betreffend den Betrieb des Droschken-Fuhrgewerbes in Berlin vom 20. Januar 1873 in neuester Fassung (bis 1891) mit dem Wegemesser für Berlin und . Umgebung von Berlin nebst einem Verzeichnis der Strassen etc., sowie den Sehenswürdigkeiten Berlins.

      Berlin, Straube, 1892. - 32, 16 Seiten. 2 beigeheftete, gefaltete, farbig lithographierte Stadtpläne von Berlin (ca. 63 x 52 cm). Halbleinen der Zeit. Titel mit kleinem Vermerk und Stempel, Text wenig gebräunt. Ein Plan in den Faltungen etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar mit beiden Stadt-Plänen (Innenstadt und Außenbezirke) mit den Standorten und Wegstrecken der Droschken-Fuhrwerke. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Autograph manuscript signed, the complete four stanzas of America

      - 31 October 1892. 2pp., written on the same side of folded sheet of ruled paper, measuring 8 x 9 7/8 inches overall. Titled at the head of the first page, signed "S.F. Smith" and dated below the final verse. [With:] Cabinet card portrait photograph, signed by Smith on recto and additionally signed on verso and inscribed with the first stanza of America and dated 4 October 1892. [And with:] An unsigned portrait photograph. Matted. My country, 'tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / of thee I sing; / Land where my father's died, / Land of the Pilgrim's pride, / From every mountain side / Let freedom ring. Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in 1831, while a student at the Andover Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts. His friend Lowell Mason had asked him to translate the lyrics in a German school songbook or to write new lyrics. A melody in Muzio Clementi's Symphony No. 3 caught his attention. Rather than translating the lyrics from German, Smith wrote his own American patriotic hymn to the melody, completing the lyrics in thirty minutes. Smith gave Mason the lyrics he had written and the song was first performed in public on July 4, 1831, at a children's Independence Day celebration at Park Street Church in Boston and was first published the following year.

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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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        Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: Volumes 2 - 21

      Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, RI 1892 - Cloth 4to. 20 volumes in 18 books, Vols 2-3 and 5-6 bound together. Missing Vol. 1. Ex-library w/ heavier markings and wear to beg. vols, later vols not in general circulation. All vols edgeworn and lt. soiled, spines sunned, lt. foxing/soil to textblocks and eps. Some chipping to pg edges, several hinges starting, Vol 18 hinges split. Vols 2-3 rebound w/ new eps and original spine laid on; original spine mistakenly titled Vols 1 & 2 by publisher. Vols 4 and 5-6 hinges heavily split, signature loose but present to latter vol. RI map frontis to Vols 2-11, folding map to Vol 7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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