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        Untersuchungen Ueber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft [ Über ]

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1892 - VI, [2], 295, [1] pages. Half leather over marbled boards. Minor wear and scuffing to the leather extremities, front joint just starting at top. Bright and clean internally. 'THE THEORY OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY'. Hertz produced experimental proof of Faraday and Maxwell's hypothesis that 'electrical waves can be projected through space.' starting in 1887. 'By inducing the waves to produce an electric spark at a distance, with no apparentt connexion between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, [Hertz] proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space.J. J. Thomson described the results as 'one of the most marvellous triumphs of experimental skill.'' This volume collects and reprints papers on electrical waves first published between 1887-1890 in Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Includes explanatory notes and Hertz's 31 page introduction. 'This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communications, television and radar.' See Norman 1061, PMM 377, Ekelof 1455, Dibner Heralds of Science 71 (refering to one of the articles in Annalen), Sparrow Milestones of Science p.47.

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        Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.

      London: Bombay Natural History Society, 1886-1892 - Octavo,volumes one to seven (bound in four), numerous coloured and uncoloured lithographic plates, very scarce. contemporary half calf, some wear but a very good set. The Bombay Natural History Society was established in 1883 and is now India's largest and longest running natural history organisation. The journal has published many of India's most important natural history papers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cabinet Portrait Gallery Reproduced from Original Photographs by W & D Downey. Third Series

      London Cassell & Co Ltd 1892. VG : in very good condition. Spine scuffed with end wear. Pages 28 and 30 bound out of sequence. Teg Reprint Quarter-leather cover 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 96pp. 36 b/w plates mounted on card. Contents comprise 36 mounted portrait plates of notable personalities and royalty from late Victoria Society with accompanying biographical details. Subjects include Her Majesty the Queen, Mr. J. M. Barrie, Miss Olga Brandon, Sir Sydney Waterlow, Dr Robson Roose, Mr Beerbohm Tree, Lady Jeune, The Duke of Cambridge, Miss Dodd and Sir Lyon Playfair.

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

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

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        Les mollusques marins du Roussillon. Pelecypodes.

      Subject: (Malacologia). 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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        L'Hotel de Ville de Mulhouse.

      Mulhouse, 1892 - In-folio (cm. 37), pp. (4) 8, 366 (2). Con 2 frontespizi decorati e 87 splendide tavole in cromolitografia (anche a doppia pagina e ciasuna protetta da velina). Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero. Sontuosa legatura editoriale in mezza pelle e percallina rossa, dorso a piccoli nervi. Dorso e piatti intermante decorati in oro ed a secco con fregi e titoli. Tagli dorati. Entro custodia in cartone telato. Esemplare eccezionalmente fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Alla prima carta di guardia è presente una lunga dedica indirizzata a "Monsieur Vondermuhl". Opera munita di un apparato iconografico di grande qualità interamente dedicatro alla storia della città di Mulhouse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account on the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley.

      Subject: (Wallace). London, Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co, 1892, 8vo t.tela, titolo al dorso, pp. XIV-363 con un ritr. dell'A. in antip. + num. tav. e carte f.t.

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        Cabinet photo of Paul B. Du Chaillu

      Philadelphia, 712 Arch St, 1892. (DU CHAILLU, PAUL B) 153 x 102 mm. Albumen print cabinet card, SIGNED ("Paul B. Du Chaillu / Feb 22, 1892") on mount, embossed signature of Gutekunst. Light sunning to margins, near fine . Paul Du Chaillu (1835-1903) is best-known as an African explorer and is famous for his confirmation of the existence of the "Monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla"

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        Poems

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1892. Octavo (190 x 135 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, title and decorations to spine gilt, raised bands, gilt to compartments, triple rule with decorations gilt to covers,gilt turn ins, inner dentelle gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt to top edge. Occasional minor spotting to pages, lacking the original endpapers, else an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, copy no. 83 of 200 copies for sale (another 20 were reserved for presentation), numbered and signed by Wilde on the limitation page facing the title. This is the edition called by Mason the "Author's Edition". Elkin Mathews and John Lane reissued Bogue's fifth edition of the Poems (1882; the same year Bogue became bankrupt), substituting for the first two Bogue prelims a new half-title leaf with limitation on verso and a conjugate title leaf, all designed by Charles Ricketts. The volume was the first issued by the recently formed partnership of Elkin Mathews and John Lane.

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London George Newnes, 1892-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: George Newnes, 1892: First British Edition, First Printing. First issue with no street name on the sign on the cover, and "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. In Good overall condition, with soiling and edge wear, and to exterior. The outer hinges appear repaired. Pages show light overall wear, signs of use and age, and occasional foxing. Hinge at rear is starting with webbing visible. Offsetting to front end paper from apparent removed book plate, corner clipped. Pencil to verso of front free end paper. A rare copy, in solid condition overall, with all illustrations intact.

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        Defence Of Guenevere

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and cloth ties. Fine in fine custom slipcase/No Dust Jacket. 168 pages. Limited edition, one of 300 printed in red and black in Golden type. Full woodcut page border, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. The only Kelmscott Press book with a hand lettered title calligraphic title executed by F.S. Ellis, and the first book bound in limp vellum. PETERSON A3 & A5. Bookplate paste-down front cover, clean very fresh copy.

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        The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio

      London, T. Fisher Unwin,, 1892. Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti. Small octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full light blue morocco, title to spine black, decoration to spine gilt and black, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to front board black, inner dentelles gilt, facsimile of original endpapers, all edges silver. With black and white illustrations. A couple of very minor marks else a very good copy in a fine binding. First English Edition.

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        ADMIRAL FARRAGUT

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892. First edition. Rare Large Paper Copy. With portrait frontispiece and 6 maps and charts, one of which is folding. Royal 8vo, publisher’s original polished cloth over tan polished buckram, the spine with lettering label printed in brick-red and black. [8], 333 pp. A fine, bright and handsome copy with just a hint of age evidence. VERY SCARCE LARGE PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK. David Glasgow Farragut was quite probably the most illustrious officer in the history of the United States Navy. He, like Nelson of the British nation, was a personification of the highest development of naval power in the world. This work treats his entire life from childhood to his famed exploits on the U.S.S. Essex and the brilliant campaigns of the American Civil War. Like John Paul Jones in the 18th century and Chester Nimitz in the 20th, he represented the U.S. Navy of the 19th Century in the finest manner. Capt. Mahan was the leading naval historian of his time as well as being a distinguished officer and President of the United States Naval War College. His other outstanding works include THE LIFE OF NELSON, THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SEA POWER OF GREAT BRITAIN; THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY 1660-1783; THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE 1793-1812; THE INTEREST OF AMERICA IN SEA POWER, PRESENT AND FUTURE; SEA POWER IN ITS RELATION TO THE WAR OF 1812 and a number of other important works.

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        Rand, McNally & Co's Indexed County and Township Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of New Jersey - Showing in Detail the Entire Railroad System, The Express Company Doing Business over Each Road, and Accurately Locating All Cities, Towns, Post Offices, Railr

      Chicago and New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1892. Very Good+ condition but for short tears at 3 or 4 of the map folds which have been neatly reinforced with archival tape on the blank side. SEE PHOTOS. A very attractive, well preserved copy. 60 pages of text, including brief information on 78 railroads, a detailed 39-page index, and ads for Rand McNally publications. Attached at the rear is a full color map (that unfolds to 13'' wide by 21" tall). Bound in the publisher's tan-color stiff printed wraps. Cover title: Rand, McNally & Co's Indexed County and Township Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of New Jersey… Showing in Detail the Entire Railroad System, The Express Company Doing Business over Each Road, and Accurately Locating All Cities, Towns, Post Offices, Railroad Stations, Villages, Counties, Islands, Lakes, Rivers, etc… Locating… the Nearest Mailing Point of All Local Places; Designating… Telegraph Stations… Population is Given According to the Latest Official Census" [i.e. 1890].. 1st ed? (No additional printings listed). Stiff card covers. Very Good+ condition. 60 pages + a full color, fold-out map.

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        The works of John Greenleaf Whittier. [complete in 9 volumes]

      Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892-1894 - Description: 9v., plates, ports., fronts. ; 21cm. Contents: vols. 1-4. Poetical works --vols. 5-7. Prose works. --vols. 8 & 9. The life and letters of John Greenleaf Whittier / by Samuel T. Pickard (published 1894). Genre: American literature -- Collected works. Very good copy bound in contemporary cloth. Gilt-blocked spine labels, somewhat worn. Spine bands slightly worn, with some minor fraying and edge nicks. Panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor library marks and bookplates remain. Light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 9 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Claimant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. 277pp. + ads. 8vo, handsomely rebound in older 3/4 green morocco; delicate gilt-decorations and lettering on spine, t.e.g. Original cloth covers and spine bound-in at rear. N.Y.: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First edition. Fine.

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        Aorangi; or, The Heart of the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

      George Didsbury, Wellington 1892 - pp 64+110 + 53. Bound with 'The First Gold Discoveries in New Zealand' by R.A. Loughnan, John Mackay, Government Printer, 1906 and 'The Golden Coast : Descriptive of The Westland District, New Zealand. Its Forests, Lakes, Glaciers and Mountain Passes', NZ Government Department of Tourist and Health Resorts, 1906. Complete with maps and plates. pp33/34 defective without loss. Brown cloth binding. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        (Gaskin, Georgie & Arthur) Original art for a wedding invitation, together with an inscribed print

      (London, 1892). One mat with two openings, + (1)ff. An original pencil drawing for a wedding invitation design by Georgie Gaskin. The drawing is signed G. C. France, the artist's maiden name before she married Arthur Gaskin, a fellow artist and member of the Birmingham School of Art. The ornate invitation is for the wedding of Mary Elizabeth Belliss to Laurence Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts who was also a friend of William Morris and a supporter of the Arts & Crafts movement. The invitation is illustrated with a border of interlaced sweet pea vines and blossoms, with cherubs holding each of the four corners of the central panel bearing the names and the location of the event. Around the edges, depicted as if carved into stone, is the motto, "Poets are all who feel great truths and tell them. And the truth of truths is love." Together with a reproduction of the final printed invitation, and a small original print in red and black by Arthur Gaskin, inscribed by the artist with a Christmas greeting to Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Hodson. In very fine condition. (The invitation drawing measures 5 1/2 by 7 inches, the reproduction is slightly reduced to 4 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches, and the Christmas greeting measures 4 1/4 by 7 inches).

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        Tapis d'Orient: publiés sous les auspices du Ministère du Commerce et du Ministère des Cultes et de l'Instruction Publique par le Musée Commercial Imp. Roy. Autrichien

      Vienne: K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum. Very Good; 20 x 25.5 (66 cm) 2 volume Hardback bound in bookcloth and . green half-calf. Title in gilt on spines and front covers. New guard . tissues. Very Good condition. Plates and text clean and bright.. 1892-[1896].. Hardcover. Illustrated by 149 plates; Plates comprise 39 collotypes doubled with a second sheet in chromolithograph; 43 collotypes mounted with chromolithograph key piece; 5 in collotype only (1 of them color); 5 in chromolithograph only. Texts include Avant-propos / A. de Scala – Les tapis turcs modernes / J.M. Stoeckel – Anciens tapis orientaux à figures d'animaux / Wilhelm Bode – Tapis indiens / Vincent J. Robinson – L'ancienne fabrication des tapis à Paris / Gerspach – L'industrie de tapis en Perse: état actuel / Sidney J.A. Churchill – Histoire des origines de la fabrication des tapis de luxe orientaux / George Birdwood – Tapis d'Orient / C. Purdon Clarke – [Descriptions des tapis reproduits] / Alois Riegl. Number 345 of 400 copies in German, English or French (70 copies in French). ; 100; iv, xxxxiii, 20, [2] pp. .

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        The Military Novels of Charles Lever

      Boston. Little, Brown and Co. 1892. Elegantly bound in 3/4 scarlett crushed morocco and marbled covered boards. Gilt decorated spine compartments with crossed sabers and helmet motifs. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. (5.5 in. x 8.0 in.). Each volume with engraved frontis and half title in each volume by Phiz ( one vol. with Cruikshank illus. ) and a total of 50 plates throughout,42 by Phiz ( H.K. Browne) and 8 by Cruikshank. An additional 78 further engravings en texte. Set is comprised of: Arthur O'leary- His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands,: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer,: Charles O'malley- The Irish Dragoon,: Jack Hinton The Guardsman,: Tom Burke of "Ours". A splendid collection of Phiz and Cruikshank engravings. Hinges Rubbed, Various spines moderately darkened. Superficial adhesive residue to hinge of one volume. Corners moderately bumped. A Very Good crisp set handsomely bound set.Featured Sets.

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        Mapa De Los Ferro Carriles De La Repblica Argentina...

      Buenos Aires, Direccin de Ferro Carriles Nacionales, 1892. Printed color topographical map, four parts of eighteen sections each, backed with linen. Each part consists of a single horizontal fold and nine vertical folds and isattached to its covers at the lower left section. Each section measures 8.25 x 12.25 inches. Each unfolded part of 18 sections measures 24.5 inches high by 74.5 inches wide, the entire map unfolds to eight feet two inches in height and six feet two inches wide. Title continues: Y De Los Paises Limtrofes. Construido segun los datos instrucciones suministrados por el Presidente de la Direccion Dor Don Luis Faraoz por el Ingeniero Gegrafo Dor Jos Chavanne. The four parts are bound in embossed green cloth covers printed in gold. Despite a bit of old worming and minor stains, the map is handsome and brilliant. Scale: 1: 1,000,000. Oval stamp of the DFCN near the cartouche. The map encompasses approximately 41 South latitude to approx. 20 S. latitude, and approx. 53 West longitude to a little beyond 73 W. latitude. This includes Chile along its entire western border, in some cases to the Pacific, and parts of Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Railroad lines are shown as far south as Baha Nueva in Chubut on the east coast and a bit inland from Valdivia (Chile) in the west; in the north Asuncin is the farthest inland reach, and both completed and projected sections of the Transandine (Valparaiso toBuenos Aires) line are shown (the last tunnel was completed in 1909). Development ofrailways in Argentina dates from 1857 and was mostly supported by private companies largely controlled in England, about 15% being owned and operated by the government. Produced following an investment crisis in 1890, this map may have been intended toencourage support of an already well developed transportation system carrying thepastoral and agricultural products of Argentina?s steadily developing export trade, which contributed greatly to maintaining the country?s economic stability. Besides showing railways, the large scale on which this map was produced allows acomprehensive view of the country and its physical peculiarities. Dry rivers, mountain peaks, saline lakes, central plateaus, the Gran Chaco, countless rivers? allareshown with the detail and elevations one expects from railroad survey expeditions. Stock#NS0156.

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        Descrizione geologico-petrografica delle Isole Eolie

      Tipografia Nazionale 1892 Roma, Tipografia Nazionale, 1892. In 8vo; pp.XII, 131. Con incisioni intercalate nel testo, nove tavole in fototipia e otto carte geologiche. Bross. editoriale.

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        The American Claimant.

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1892 - Frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. 277pp. + ads. 8vo, handsomely rebound in older 3/4 green morocco; delicate gilt-decorations and lettering on spine, t.e.g. Original cloth covers and spine bound-in at rear. N.Y.: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First edition. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de Itálica, municipio y colonia romana. S. Isidro del Campo, sepulcro de Guzmán el Bueno, Santiponce, Sevilla

      Enrique Bergali, Sevilla 1892 - 8º mayor, XXII p., 1 plano pleg., 270 p. Media piel reciente, nervios, florones, hilos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Portada original. Historia del antiguo municipio romano, de sus monumentos, glorias pretéritas, y su gran riqueza arqueológica. Con el resultado de las excavaciones realizadas. Andalucía. Sevilla. Arqueología. Andalusia. Seville. Archaeology.

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        The Naulahka: A Story of West and East

      Heinemann London: Heinemann, 1892. First. hardcover. very good(+). Original wrs. bound in, 276pp., small 8vo, 19th- century full brown morocco, small red poppies on gilt-dec. covers, gilt-stamped raised bands, inner dentelles, t.e.g.; (corners lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine). London: Heinemann, 1892. Firts edition. A charming, very good(+) copy.

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        Favorite Flies & Their Histories

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin 1892 Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892. 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 . 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

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        SCENES FROM THE CHIUSHINGURA AND THE STORY OF THE FORTY-SEVEN RONIN

      Tokyo:, 1892. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine First Edition in the original string tied thin board colored printed wrappers with silver highlights. Original silk spine present and intact. Complete with 17 collotype photographic plates by Kazumasa Ogawa with intact tissue guards. The plates are numbered I through XVI with the seventeenth unnumbered plate being after page two of text--a sort of frontispiece. Text in English. A beautiful production in excellent condition. Folio. 52 pp + 17 photographic plates.

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        The Rise of the Dutch Republic. A History.

      London: W.W. Gibbings, 1892. - 3 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary binding by J. Low in full green morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards with the emblem of the Law Society stamped in gilt to centre of uppers, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Prize label from the Law Society dated 1893 to paste down of vol.I. A fine and very attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maud Humphrey's Book of Fairy Tales

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1892. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Folio. 12 full page chromolithographed plates (including the title page) plus in-text color illustrations, all printed on one side only on heavy paper. The binding is a red cloth spine, printed paper boards (both upper and lower) showing Little Red Riding Hood. The boards are rough and worn at the edges and corners, with a stain on the lower corner of the upper board, rear inner hinge cracked but strong; the text block is a very good to near fine, with only the occasional light soil to a few of the plates. A surprisingly rare book by the iconic Maud Humphrey, who trained, inter alia, under James McNeil Whistler.

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        The Master of Ballantrae

      New York: Scribner, 1892. hardcover. fine. A Winter's Tale. Illustrated. 331pp. +4pp. of advertisements at rear. 8vo, rebound in full burgundy morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. A fine copy.

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        La Masonería en España. Ensayo histórico. Completo en 3 tomos. Las tres Logias

      Imprenta de Enrique Maroto y Hermano 1892 - Madrid. 1892. 1893 y 1895. Obra completa en 3 tomos, todos en pasta española, cuero completo, muy buen estado. Contiene 370p. + 390p. + 278p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New York Post Office: Its History and Present Organization

      [New York]: New York Post Office Mutual Aid Association, 1892. First edition. Half brown cloth over photo-pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine with small split to cloth, boards soiled, lower marginal fore corner of boards and leaves worn and roughly rounded otherwise contents clean and very good with early gift inscription on title page. 4to. Illus. with 16 plates of photos and engravings plus numerous images within advertisements. A souvenir book produced by the New York Post Office Mutual Aid Association for a fair to raise needed funds for the benefit of widows and orphans. Provides a history of the New York Post Office with images of buildings, workers at work, and portraits of management. Reproducing letters of support from President Benjamin Harrison, Post master John Wanamaker, and Grover Cleveland; list of patrons and subscribers, description of the Mutual Aid Association, biographies and portraits of Cornelius Van Cott, and former postmasters of New York, The organization of the post office in 1892, including branch and sub-stations, and much information of postage, rates, and other items. Over 50 pages of advertisements, many from the largest financial institutions with lists of their directors. Provenance: Gift from Charles Gregory, prominant stamp dealer, stock broker, coin collector, and officer of The Collectors Club, the most preeminent Philatelic Institution in the U.S. to Bauman L. Belden (1862-1931), the American Numismatic Society librarian at that time. Rare. OCLC shows no copies in any reporting institutions and we could locate no other copies elsewhere, either at auction, at institutions, or online.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Peter a Cat o' One Tail - His Life and Adventures

      Strand, London: Pall Mall Gazette Office. Good/No Jacket. 1892. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Original edition published in 1892. Peter an admirable cat appeared in the world on a terrible winter's night. A fierce snowstorm was raging, the sleet was driving through the air and the streets were banked up with snowdrifts. All traffic had been stopped and the roar of London was hushed when Peter (one of seven kittens) was born in a fur lined bonnet! Peter became the pet of Louis Wain and the inspiration for much of his work. This is the remarkable story of Peter's life and of how he and his master learned to converse in 'cat language' (a series of different sounding mews) and of how Peter learned to 'play dead' on command! These and many other wonderful tales are told by Charles Morley (a pal of Peter's). Illustrated throughout in black and white by Louis Wain. Brown pattered boards with dark brown spine, title in gilt, all edges rubbed, 1" splits to top and tail of spine. 10 x 7.5" with 88 pages. Published in 1892 assumed 1st edition (much later inscription on ffep to Sophie from her great grandmother Christmas 1966). Some browning and foxing, last page torn on edges with some loss (not to text just margin) blue ink 'blob' on margin of a little over half of the pages, small tears and chips to edge of title page and margin tear to page 22. Very scarce book in good condition. .

      [Bookseller: March House Books]
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        THE GREAT SEA-SERPENT An Historical and Critical Treatise

      London: By the Author, 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"). First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No dust jacket. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892

      N.p.: Cone Photo Co, [1892]. Excellent and rare image of the 13th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers on strike duty during the short-lived but violent Buffalo Switchmen's Strike of 1892. We are uncertain as to the identity of the name behind the Cone Photo Co.; no such entity appears in New York City or Buffalo business directories of the period, and we find only two published images by this photographer in public collections. Vintage albumen print, 14.5cm x 21cm (ca 5-3/4" x 8-1/4"), on printed cardboard mount, ca 28cm x 35.5cm. Captioned on mount below image, with photographer's credit. Minor fading to image; faint foxing to mount, away from image; still crisp and clear with good figural detail; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        An Australian Language

      Sydney,: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1892.. Octavo, folding map and other illustrations; very good in original plum morocco binding, blind embossed and lettered in gilt, a little rubbed. Substantially revised edition of Threlkeld's foundation work in aboriginal languages, re-arranged by the anthropologist, John Fraser, including work published for the first time.Fraser's preface sombrely comments that the work is being issued "as a record of the language of native tribes that are rapidly disappearing from the coasts of Eastern Australia... The indigenes of the Sydney district are gone long ago, and some of the inland tribes are represented now only by a few families of wanderers."The Reverend Lancelot Eward Threlkeld lived for many years as a missionary in the Lake Macquarie district, and first published a grammar in 1834. This volume includes Threlkeld's grammatical studies, as well as a reissue of his Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language. Of great interest is Threlkeld's own translation of the gospel of St. Luke into the Awabakal language, and his Awabakal-English Lexicon, both published here for the first time, edited from the original manuscripts in the collection of Sir George Grey. Fraser also includes a good biography of Threlkeld, and several appendices from other aboriginal language scholars including Taplin and Moorhouse.The work includes an important map of New South Wales showing the known locations of the aboriginal tribes, the first time such a detailed map was attempted. There are also portraits of Biraban, one of Threlkeld's most helpful advisers; "Old Margaret", claimed to be the last survivor of the Awabakal; and Buntimai, "A Messenger".Ferguson, 17144.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Arabian Warriors

      Paris 1892 - A very appealing scene of Arabian Warriors riding to battle., Image Size : 611x445 (mm), 24x17.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Original Hand Coloring, Photogravure

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Padlocks and Girdles of Chastity: An historical and descriptive notice

      Paris: Isidore Lideux, 1892. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine. First edition in English, later furtively reprinted. 5 text illustrations. Includes Freydier's Speech Against Their Use. Contemporary three quarter morocco, spine in 6 compartments, gilt; t.e.g. A fine copy of an extremely interesting historical and descriptive account of Girdles of Virginity and their use among the Greeks, Romans and other nations. Translated from the French.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes & The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1892,1894. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter black morocco and blue cloth. Aeg. Fine. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. Paget, Sidney. 317, 279 pages. 24 x 17 cm. First issue of Adventures, with the blank street sign on the cover and the misprint "Violet" Hunter for "Violet" on the final leaf. With half titles, host of illustrations by Sidney Paget. Doyle claims the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. DE WALL 520, 596. Original front covers and spines bound-in. Raised bands, spine panels gilt, "Adventures" very clean and fresh, "Memoirs" with scattered toning mostly to first and last leaves, bound without frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Zanerian Theory of Penmanship

      ZANERIAN ART COLLEGE, COLUMBUS, O 1892 - hinges cracked, about 1/2 piece of spine missing at bottom, covers scratched, small sticker on front cover and top, previous owner's name written in pencil opposite copyright page DATE PUBLISHED: 1892 EDITION: 129 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Pencil drawing of Louis Purser and Unidentified Woman

      1892. Very Good. John Butler Yeats. John Butler Yeats. A fine pencil sketch by John Butler Yeats of the Irish classical scholar Louis Purser and an unidentified woman. Louis Claude Purser (1854-1932) was an active member of the Irish Renaissance, and was a writer, critic, and scholar at Trinity College, Dublin. The woman with him may be Elizabeth Yeats, known as Lolly, the daughter of John Butler Yeats and sister of William Butler Yeats. Lolly Yeats managed the Dun Emer Press and later started the Cuala Press with William. Purser and Lolly had an on-again, off-again romance in the 1890s. From the collection of the Purser family, given to William M. Murphy, the biographer of John Butler Yeats in 1966, It was given by Olive Purser and Sarah Purser, the niece and sister of Louis. On the reverse of the drawing is written "With very kind regards Olive Purser." The drawing is taped to a thin mat which has left a light brown line to margins of sketch, not affecting the drawing. Otherwise in very good condition. 6 x 8 inches, 8 x 10 inches in mat. ORIG/091813.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Centenario do descobrimento da America. Memorias da Commisâo Portugeza

      Academia Real das Sciencias, Lisboa 1892 - Fol., páginas con numeración discontinua (19 p., 80 p., 2 facsímiles, 44 p., 2 láminas, 119 p., 11 p., 22 p., 3 láms., 16 p., 104 p.), viñetas. Buena impresión con grandes márgenes. Lomo piel, nervios, hilos dorados. Contiene textos con numeración propia de J. de Araujo, T. Braga, A. C. Teixeira de Aragao, H. Lopes de Mendoça, A. de Ornellas, J. Braz de Oliveira, A. A. Baldaque da Silva y P. Peragallo sobre la participación portuguesa en el descubrimiento y la colonización de América. Ilustrado con grabados a toda página o en el texto y láminas facsímiles. Descubrimientos. Historia de América. Portugal. Discoveries. History of America.

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        La Ilustracion Moderna. Semanario Dedicado A Las Familias, Redactado Por Distinguidos Literatos Españoles 3 VOLÜMENES

      Espasa y Compañia, Barcelona 1892 - Ilustrada por reputados artistas, nacionales y extranjeros. Viajes, literatura, ciencias, artes, música, modas.Tomo I, 992 pag., Tomo II, 800 pag., y el Tomo III, 864 pag. con más de 400 ilustraciones y grabados, algunos desplegables. Magnifica encuadernacion modernista, en un estado impecable.

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio

      London, T. Fisher Unwin,, 1892. Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti. Small octavo. Original patterned cloth printed in blue, patterned endpapers and edges to match. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Half-title and title printed in red and black, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by C. Mazzanti. Ink ownership inscription of Marguerite Barham, Scotland, dated 1891 on initial blank recto and pencilled gift inscription to her on verso from Alice Middleton Gorebridge. Endpapers and outer leaves very lightly foxed, else a fine copy, the cloth particularly fresh, clean and white. First edition in English. The London and New York editions are from the same sheets and both dated 1892, although the inscription here suggests that the London edition at least was issued the previous year, presumably for the Christmas gift market. First issued in magazine instalments in the Giornale dei bambini (Rome, 7 July 1881 on), Pinocchio was first published in book form in 1883 as Le Avventure di Pinocchio: storia di un burattino, and quickly became a best-seller, though Collodi (real name Carlo Lorenzini) died in 1890 before witnessing its international success. "Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Carpenter & Prichard, Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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