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        Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity Through Space

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH in original cloth of Hertz's collected papers on electromagnetic waves; the foundation for wireless communication. "By inducing the waves to produce an electrical spark at a distance, with no apparent connection 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" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 377). Originally published in German in 1892, the collected edition gathers together Hertz's important journal publications from 1887-1892 with the addition of an introduction in which Hertz surveys and analyzes his work of the past five years. PMM (Printing and the Mind of Man), 377 (for the German edition). Translated by David Evan Jones. Preface by William Thompson, Lord Kelvin. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Octavo, original cloth; custom slipcase. Hinges splitting but holding; small repair to original cloth; text fine. In presentation slipcase: Hughes Aircraft Company Division Invention Award Presented to J.H. Myer, 1976.

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha

      William Paterson & Co., London, 1892. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Lalauze, Adolphe (etchings). Limited edition, #97 of 300. No jackets. 1/2 inch chip to top corner of pp. 7-25 in volume IV, does not affect text (appears these were dog-eared, after which point paper split along crease), 1/4 inch split to top spine edge of vols. 2-4. Text clean & unmarked. Overall, a very good example of this scarce set. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in four volumes. xi, 445; viii, 484; x, 512; ix, 508. 9 1/4 x 6 3/8. 8vo. Etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Translated from the Spanish by Peter Motteux. Original red cloth, Quixote pictured in gilt on front cover, gilt titles, floral endpapers. Don Quixote is a legend among fictional characters. The satirical adventures into which Cervantes throws his hero are among the most well-known in world literature, most notably the scene in which Quixote tilts at windmills, believing them to be giants. Cervantes drew from a number of classical literary sources such as Apuleius's The Golden Ass, Orlando furioso, and Tirant lo Blanch, both using them as a model for his narrative, and simultaneously satirizing the chivalrous epic. Written in two parts which were released separately, both to resounding success, Don Quixote remains today one of the most respected and treasured works of literature.

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      1892. 1. (REMINGTON,FREDERIC)illus. THE OREGON TRAIL by Francis Parkman. Boston: Little Brown 1892 (1892). 4to (6 1/2 x 9"), publisher's full calf binding with lovely gilt and pictorial Indian motif binding design, 411p., top edge gilt. Except for slight stress on part of outer joint, this is near FINE IN DUST WRAPPER AND PUBLISHER'S BOX. First illustrated edition featuring numerous full page and in-text illustrations by Remington, printed on coated paper. BAL 15484. Rare in this condition, even more rare in the dust wrapper and box.

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        The Strand Magazine: Vols III, IV, V, & VI: which include the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, stories vii to xxiv, including Silver Blaze and The Final Problem

      London:: Newnes,, 1892 & 1893.. First editions.. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good run in the original blue pictorial cloth over bevelled boards: bindings clean and firm, spine ends puckered, gilt spine titles a little rubbed. There is occasional light foxing to the pages of Vols IV-VI. Vol III, unusually, has no foxing. Some endpapers tanned and friable, and one is marked with a biro X: no other marks noticed. Many interesting items besides Holmes: for example, Nansen's article in Vol VI, 'Towards the North Pole'. Very nice set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Costumes & Customs in Japan... (Vol 2 only)

      Tokyo, 1892 In phototype & from photographic negatives taken by him. Volume 2 ONLY. In brown decorative stiff paper wraps, edges and corners, worn and bumped, ink name to top right, library stamp to base of title, covers attached by string ties, no title to spine. Internally, library label and stamp to fep, 12 magnificent B&W images of Japanese ladies in their day to day costumes. Rare. Ogawa Kazuma (1860-1929) studied for 3 years in the US and was considered as pioneer of Japanese Photography.

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      1892. Fine. [PHOTOGRAPHY - COLLOTYPE ILLUSTRATIONS]. OGAWA, K., publisher. ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPANESE LIFE. Described by S. Takashima. Tokyo: Published by K. Ogawa, n.d. (circa 1892). Additionally, "Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai and Singapore' are named as sole agents on the title page. [2] ff. + 97 full-page color collotype illustrations reproducing photographic images of people and daily life in nineteenth century Japan. In his preface, Ogawa thanks K. Tamamura, S. Kajima, and Prof. Burton for some of the images reproduced in the book. Each image has a caption printed below it, often followed by a brief explanatory text. Small folio. 36 x 26.8 cm (14 1/4" by 10 1/2"). Bound in elaborate boards composed of color illustrations printed on silk within patterned brocade frames and tied with purple ribbon. Gold speckled endpapers. A.e.g. A fine copy, bright and fresh in all respects. This title is seldom seen in this format and condition; it is more familiar in several smaller crepe paper versions, usually with only twelve illustrations in each, that bear the same title. Housed in a contemporary (and possibly the publisher's) decorated paper-covered chitsu case which is split on one side and has some loss on one narrow panel.

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      - Maquette préparatoire pour les maisons Raphaël et Mauboussin, gouache et mine de plomb, aquarelle, sur papier cartonné, 29 x 22 cm, encadré. Maquette préparatoire anotée par l'artiste : "Raphaël imp. rouge et blanc [.] Mauboussin or, diamants et rubis". La maison MauboussinLéon BENIGNI (1892-1948) a illustré Alfred de MUSSET (Bénézit, I, 624-25). Il travaille surtout pour la presse de mode en France et à l'étranger ; il participe aux revues Vogue, Frou-Frou, Fantasio, Femina, Modes et Travaux, L'Officiel, Art-Goût-Beauté, Art et Industrie. (France) ; Harper's Bazaar (Angleterre) ; Die Dame et Elegante Welt (Allemagne) ; La Donna (Italie) (Dico Solo, 67). Il réalise des publicités p.our les marques suivantes : Rouge Baiser, RIVAL (rouge à lèvres), Mauboussin, le paquebot L'Atlantique, Frigeco, les fourrures Brunswick, les grands magasins (La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marché, La Grande Maison de Blanc, Le Louvre, Le Printemps), Ford. ; les couturiers HERMES, Jeanne LANVIN, Jacques FATH, WORTH, Jean PATOU, SCHIAPARELLI, ROCHAS, Paul POIRET, Pierre IMANS. ; il réalise des modèles pour les tissus Koechlin, les filatures Prouvost et la maison Clark's (Pages d'Or de l'édition publicitaire, p. 255). Oeuvre originale

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        Den danske Armés Uniformer i deres Hovedforandringer i Løbet af cirka tre Aarhundreder.

      1892 22. plancher sider. Kartonbind Eksemplar med patina Stort aflangt format (34,5 x 50 cm). Værket består af 22 litografier på kartonark samt et for- og et bagomslag af karton. Alle delene er samlet i ryggen v.hj.a. sort lærredsklisterbånd. På indersiden af foromslaget er påklistret en håndskreven indholdsfortegnelse samt dette værks tilblivelseshistorie skrevet i hånden af den oprindelige ejer. Desuden er indklæbet en kopi af et nummer i et antikvarkatalog som dokumentation for værkets sjældenhed. Alle plancherne (kartonstykkerne) er bøjede, men helt intakte. Værket afbilder den danske hærs kostumer i perioden 1578-1880

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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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        A History Of Ireland In The Eighteenth Century. Five Volumes

      London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. . Bound in half brown calf and brown cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt with five raised bands. Top edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Mysterier. Roman.

      Kbh., P. G. Philipsens Forlag. 1892. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med rik ryggforgylling, damaskerte dekler. (4), 516 s.. Pent eksemplar

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      MASSON. 1892 - R150175413: 176 + 68 pages. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte + quelques planches en couleurs hors texte. Dos absent. Quelques planches ont des déchirures. Quelques pages commencent à se débrocher. In-4 Cartonné. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 900-GEOGRAPHIE, HISTOIRE, SCIENCES AUXILIAIRES DE L'HISTOIRE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Novels

      London: J. M. Dent and Company,, 1892. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, small octavo (202 × 129 mm). Original brown cloth, titles and decoration to spines, edges untrimmed. Browning to endpapers, spines darkened and some mild spotting to boards, tips a little bumped overall in very good condition. Large paper edition, one of 100 numbered set. After Richard Bentley, J. M. Dent was the next publisher to take up Jane Austen's novels, and continued publishing them into the 1960s. Dent's ten-volume set of the novels, first published in 1892, is the first to have any critical apparatus.

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        Quid secundatus Politicae Scientiae Instituendae Contulerit. Hanc Thesim Parisiensi Litterarum facultati proponebat ad Doctoris Gradum Promovendus. (Exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Burdigalae, Ex Typis Gounouilhou 1892 In-8° broché, 74 [2] pages. Dos réstauré sinon magnifique exemplaire sans défauts de la thèse latine de doctorat du fondateur de la sociologie française. The scarce first edition of Durkheim's earliest published work, his subsidiary Latin thesis on Montesquieu, which anticipates many of his most important theories and contains important observations that are formative for his later work. As such, the present work constitutes his earliest exposition of sociology as a science.Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), the father of sociology, is credited with making sociology a science and established sociology as a recognized academic discipline. Together with Karl Marx and Max Weber he is considered the principal architect of modern social science. The present work, which serves as the companion to his "The Division of Labour in Society", printed the year after, in 1893, analyses Montesquieu's "Spirit of Laws" as a foundational work of modern sociology, explains how Montesquieu's distinctions define the conditions and boundaries of sociology and how the work is the first to establish the main principles of political science. One of Durkheim's major contributions lies in his insistence on taking the total society as his theoretical frame of reference, which is quite explicitly observed in the present analysis and explanation of Montesquieu. VERY PERFECT COPY Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Deux lettres autographes signées conservées dans leurs enveloppes timbrées avec cachets au dos

      2 lettres autographes signées conservées dans leurs enveloppes timbrées avec cachets au dos. Ces deux lettres significatives sont adressées au prince Karageorgevitch et datées de Hendaye, mars 1892. Ce sont deux lettres familières exprimant avec prudence des soucis vestimentaires et d'images personnelles. " Pourquoi ne resterions nous pas tout simplement ensemble à nous amuser entre nous dans l'hôtel inachevé . Vous ferez brûler cette lettre après, n'est-ce pas, elle est trop idiote pour risquer la postérité. Pour être à peu près propre avec l'habit noir, quelles bottines me faire faire ? . Merci bien de me prêter votre nom pour Gouape ; mais je n'ai pas envie du tout envie de la faire (la gouape) et surtout je redouterais une confusion" Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        A Half-century Of Conflict 2 Vol

      Boston, Little, Brown, & Co, 1892. First Edition. One fo 75 large paper sets. State B bound in purple C cloth. Near fine condition. Uncut pages are clean and bright. Image available on request. Hard Cover

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys, for the First Time Fully Transcribed, from the Shorthand Manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A., Late Fellow and President of the College, with Lord Braybrooke's Notes

      Francis A. Niccolls & Co., Boston, 1892. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Sharp, William. 'Wheatley Edition', limited to 1000 copies. This set unnumbered. Spines lightly faded, front board of two volumes lightly faded along edges, minor wear to spine labels. 1892 Hard Cover. Complete in eighteen hardcover volumes. Original maroon cloth, paper labels. Printed on laid paper, with Japanese vellum used for frontispiece and title page of each volume. This edition purports to be the first full transcribed edition of the shorthand manuscript, and also includes extensive additions by Henry B. Wheatley, as well as Lord Braybrooke's notes. Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. The diary was written in one of the many standard forms of shorthand used in Pepys's time, in this case called Tachygraphy and devised by Thomas Shelton. Though it is clear from its content that it was written as a purely personal record of his life and not for publication, there are indications Pepys actively took steps to preserve the bound manuscripts of his diary. Apart from writing it out in fair copy from rough notes, he also had the loose pages bound into six volumes, catalogued them in his library with all his other books, and must have known that eventually someone would find them interesting.

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

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha

      William Paterson & Co., London, 1892. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Lalauze, Adolphe (etchings). Limited edition, #97 of 300. No jackets. 1/2 inch chip to top corner of pp. 7-25 in volume IV, does not affect text (appears these were dog-eared, after which point paper split along crease), 1/4 inch split to top spine edge of vols. 2-4. Text clean & unmarked. Overall, a very good example of this scarce set. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in four volumes. xi, 445; viii, 484; x, 512; ix, 508. 9 1/4 x 6 3/8. 8vo. Etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Translated from the Spanish by Peter Motteux. Original red cloth, Quixote pictured in gilt on front cover, gilt titles, floral endpapers. Don Quixote is a legend among fictional characters. The satirical adventures into which Cervantes throws his hero are among the most well-known in world literature, most notably the scene in which Quixote tilts at windmills, believing them to be giants. Cervantes drew from a number of classical literary sources such as Apuleius's The Golden Ass, Orlando furioso, and Tirant lo Blanch, both using them as a model for his narrative, and simultaneously satirizing the chivalrous epic. Written in two parts which were released separately, both to resounding success, Don Quixote remains today one of the most respected and treasured works of literature.

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        Merry Tales - 1st Edition/1st State

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Near Fine. 1892. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A charming First Edition in original gray-green cloth, first state binding variant "C" with berry and thorn patterned end papers and without inserted portrait frontispiece as required. BAL 3435, overall about Fine condition with only minimal rubbing to cloth. A handsome collectible; Seven sketches by Twain, The Private History of the Campaign that Failed, The Invalid's Story, Luck, The Captain's Story, A Curious Experience, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning, Meisterschaft .

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        Aerostat Metallicheskiy Upravljaemoey. Izdanie S.E. Chertkova. [Russian, i.e. Maneuverable Metal Aerostat. Published by Chertkov].

      Moskva [Moscow], 1892. 8vo. Original greay wrappers. Minor sunning to edges. Small lacks of paper to spine. A small ink-scibble to back-wrapper. Title-page evenly browned. Otherwise internally very nice and clean. All in all a very nice, clean, fresh, and well-preserved copy. Several illustartions and calculations in the text. (2), 83 pp.. Extremely rare first edition of Tsiolkovski's first publication on the aerostat (later "dirigible", also known as "zeppelin"), being the exceedingly important first work on the seminal invention that is the metal dirigible. "In the second half of the nineteenth century mankind, in its struggle for mastery of the air, placed its greatest hopes in the dirigible." (Semenov, NASA III:p.(1) ). It was Tsiolkovsky who - beginning with the present publication - met with these hopes for mankind, presenting as the first person ever the metal-zeppelin (being far in advance of the projects made by foreign inventors, e.g. predating Zeppelin's scheme of the rigid dirigible by many years). "In appraising his own scheme of the all-metal dirigible, Tsiolkovsky wrote: "The scheme of the dirigible is new and has been worked out in great detail. This type of dirigible does not need a ballonet, it is free from loss of gas and ballast. Its economical properties are such as to enable it to compete with water vessels. The problem of the cross section of the envelope has been solved by me for the first time. There is a mathematical and experimental elaboration of many aspects of the metal and non-metal dirigibles."Tsiolkovski expressed a number of entirely novel ideas concerning dirigible design. In fact he was the father of the all-metal dirigible aerostat with changeable volume and gas heating. His technological foresight was greatly in advance of the level of industrial development in the nineties." (Kosmodemyansky, p. 24)Tsiolkovsky had set out to develop a dirigible that would be safe as well as fast. In elaborating his idea of a safe dirigible, he critically examined all the known attempts at dirigible design and found them inadequate - the dirigibles in use then were neither safe nor fast. He wanted to ensure a longer flight-time, and was certain this could not be attained with the fabric envelopes in use at the time - they leaked gas, lost height and could not stay aloft for long at a time. Besides that, they were insecure, due to the risk of catching fire, and they were not sufficiently strong. "He rigorously defined the essential reliability requirements for the guidance of inventors and designers and offered his own original design for an all-metal dirigible.Tsiolkovski conceived the idea that designing of an all-metal dirigible would revolutionize human culture and economic life in his youth." (NASA III:2). "In the winter of 1880, while working as a teacher in a Borovsk school, Tsiolkovkiy started his single-minded and comprehensive studies of the aerostat; it was then that he arrived at definite and rigorously scientific conclusions on the possibility of maneuverable aerostats and the expediency of building giant vehicles of this kind. While pursuing his investigations of the possibility of designing such airships, he concluded that only metal airships were worth building." (NASA III:2). But he did not immediately present his conclusions and results, as he wanted to be completely certain that no one could find any reason to cast doubt upon his ideas. "And so, though not an engineer and lacking any experience in engineering design, he decided to solve all his problems by dint of his own research. Thanks to his great talents and years of obstinate toil, Konstantin Eduardovich did indeed attain exceptional results. Instead of merely designing an airship of no matter what kind, so long as it would fly, from the very outset, K.E. set himself the most difficult task, that of designing a vehicle that would be ideal from every point of view: safe, simple, operationally convenient, and economic. It was following this path that he arrived at the conclusion that the vehicle must be made entirely of metal.- He reasoned primarily that this would safeguard his (inflammable hydrogen-filled) airship against its greatest enemy - fire. As for fire itself, K.E. considered it a means of improving the operating qualities of the dirigible, by heating the gas inside it. It was thus that the brilliant idea of "uniting fire and metal" was born in the author's brain." (NASA III:5).Already in 1886 Tsiolkovsky had completed his first work on the aerostat, but he did not publish it. In 1887 he presented a report in Moscow, at a meeting of the Physics Section of the Society of Amateurs of Natural Science. The report was received with approval. When the same report was admitted to the Seventh Aeronautics Division of the Russian Technical Society, however, it turned out that they lacked faith in the future of maneuverable airships, stating among other conclusions: "the aerostat (in the opinion of the society) is doomed for ages, by the very nature of things, to remain a plaything of the wind." (NASA, III:6).It was clear that Tsiolkovsky would not find recognition among the established societies and would not gain material support from the official scientific and technical community and he then began publishing his works privately, in articles that he had rewritten in order to gain a wider audience and make people aware of his seminal invention. He could not publish everything on the aerostat all at once and in 1892 his very first publication on the subject appeared, the groundbreaking "Maneuverable Metal Aerostat", which was of considerable length. This first edition was followed by a second edition in 1893 and later the same year by a small article on the subject. "The publication of Tsiolkovski's works met with a varied response from the Russian and foreign press.In 1897 "Moskovskiy vestnik" (The Moscow Herald) declared: "No one is a prophet in his own country. This concerns a Russian scientist from Kaluga, Tsiolkovsky.... In 1893 [i.e. 2nd ed. of the present publication] this compatriot of ours, a scientist-theoretician, published a brochure entitles "The Meneuverable Metal Aerostat." Neither the general nor the specialized press of Russia considered it necessary to make the least mention of this brochure, which in the meantime has been translated into French, German and English languages and has given birth to a stimulating debate abroad. It was sinking into oblivion when it was rescued by Endrées flight. A French periodical states that had Andrée read this book he would never have undertaken his senseless flight.... So far so good, but one question remains: why did Russian scientists consider it necessary to snub Tsiolkovsly?". ...In 1904 Tsiolkovsky's proposals were discussed in Kaluga by a group of engineers. They concluded, among other things, that his project was definitely feasible, highly important, and indisputably correct from the theoretical standpoint." (NASA III:pp. 6-7). This, however, did not lead to recognition from the establishment either. But Tsiolkovsky continued his arduous work despite lack of active response from the scientific public."Tsiolkovskiy's ideas found no support either in Russia or abroad. His ideas were dozens of years ahead of the science and technology of his time. The subsequent development of the technology of dirigible construction shows that Tsiolkovskiy's ideas were adopted by many authors who, however, treated them as recent discoveries, without mentioning the name of Konstantin Eduardovich." (NASA III: 11-12). "Forty years of experimenting were needed to produce concepts that had already been expressed by K.E. Tsiolkovkiy, while aeronautics was still in the cradle." (NASA III:17). With the invention of the all-metal dirigible - the "breathing" metal envelope -, Tsiolkovsky proved to be ahead of both contemporary scientists and inventors as well as of his time. "His work is now a shining beacon in science, attracting the attention of the scientists and designers called upon to provide mankind with a reliable transport dirigible." (NASA III:26).The father of the all-metal dirigible and of modern rocketry in general, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for two things: his work on rocket propulsion and his invention of the metal aerostat (dirigible). He did, however, contribute significantly to several fields of science and is generally considered one of the most preeminent scientists of the period. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments and, although not wealthy, he possessed a number of books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovsky began reading all the books he could come by within these subjects and as a consequence he was able, at a young age, to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovsky spent three full years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. In short, Tsiolkovsky was as a purely self-taught man. After his stay in Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket, and the all-metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come into touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. All of his scientific work was based upon scientific calculations and experiments and no conclusions were derived from intuition or guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to get recognition from the tsarist regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for the vindication of his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He is the father of the all-metal dirigible. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets and is considered the father of rocketry. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, p. 69). Tsiolkvsky considered it a necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution Tsiolkovsky became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and was able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. His contemporaries now finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, that he was and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country. With his membership of the Socialist Academy (later cooperated in the USSR Academy of Science) in 1919, recognition and money enabled Tsiolkovsky to publish a much larger quantity of articles and books than he had done before. Everything that he published before 1918 was paid for by himself; his modest salary only allowed him to pay for few copies of each and he published four times as many articles, booklets, and books after 1918 than in all the years before; each one after 1918 was likewise issued in a much greater number. "During a period of 26 years before the revolution his publications numbered less than 50." (NASA I:X). This, together with the fact that his work was not recognized and his experiments discredited, means that very few copies of his early publications were preserved. These are thus of great scarcity. The present work is among the very scarcest of these.NASA III:Nr. 3 (the previous two numbers being manuscripts that were not published)NASA: Collected Works of K.E. Tsiolkovskiy. Volume III - Dirigibles. 1965.A. Kosmodemyansky: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. 1956

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        Maud Humphrey's Book of Fairy Tales

      Frederick A. Stokes 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 Military Novels of Charles Lever

      Little Brown and Co. 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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        Bygmester Solness.

      Skuespil i tre Akter. Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1892. 220 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. med tresidet guldsnit. Navn på friblad. Publisher's pictorial cloth

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      Houghton Mifflin Boston 1892. good, 2nd issue, green cloth t.e.g., hinges cracked, holding, all plts present, one torn, bds rubbed. Walter Dette's well-used copy w/ his stamp and signature

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        Rare Original Photograph of O'Neill as a boy, unsigned, oblong 8vo, with full signature on a small 12mo visiting card

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

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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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        A History Of Ireland In The Eighteenth Century. Five Volumes

      . Bound in half brown calf and brown cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt with five raised bands. Top edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Brauchbare Skizzen: Plafonds, Ornamentale und figuerliche Decoration etc. [Serie 1]

      Kanter & Mohr Berlin: Kanter & Mohr, (1892). First edition. Hardcover. vg. Elephant folio. 32 loose leaves (30 plates, foreword and title-page) resting in three-quarter cloth over decorative paper-covered boards portfolio. Illustrated title-page. Rare work with lithographic plates in color of ornamental interior designs by Emil Wichmann for ceilings, windows, wall murals, doors, etc. Few plates in duo- and sepia tone. One design shows the ornamental exterior facade of a three-story building. Some of the designs in Rococo style. Text in German. Heavy age wear and staining on portfolio. Head and tail of spine chipped and torn, tears to parts of cloth on spine. Expertly reinforced with red cloth along spine on inside of portfolio. Parts of outer edges on some leaves somewhat brittle. Sporadic creasing and minor age toning to edges of leaves. Portfolio in fair, plates in overall very good condition. Scarce complete portfolio with designs in stunning detail. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this item.

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        A Half-century Of Conflict 2 Vol

      First Edition. One fo 75 large paper sets. State B bound in purple C cloth. Near fine condition. Uncut pages are clean and bright. Image available on request. Hard Cover

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        A Treatise on the Laws Regulating the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

      West Publishing Co. Saint Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1892. liii, 711pp. including a large index which gives descriptions of what each word means and a list of topics related to that word and on what page you will locate the description, such as; SALOON; Not necessarily a place where liquor is sold, p.22. Displaying license in, p.152, Employment of women, p. 234, 235. POLICE POWER; explanation of general theory of, p.24-36. defined, p.24. Personal Liability of Wife, Husband and wife jointly liable. Also contains sections for the definition of each intoxicating liquor. Bound in full tan calf centrally stamped with the seal of the board of police commissioners to upper board and lower spine, also stamped on endpapers, raised bands, red leather label gilt, edges rubbed. A handsome, clean copy of this very interesting and scarce treatise.. First Edition. Thick Octavo.

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        Cabinet photo of Paul B. Du Chaillu

      Philadelphia 712 Arch St 1892 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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      Illustreret. Udgivet af Foreningen af 3. december 1892. Med illustrationer i teksten og på 42 tavler + 56 opmålingstavler. København 1918. Folio. Indbundet med originalt omslag i pænt, privat halvpergamentbind med guldsnit for oven (Anker Kyster). 58 sider + tavler. Bindet en anelse plettet.. Nr. 356 af 620 nummererede eksemplarer

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        Horn Measurements and Weights of the Great Game of the World: Being a Record for the Use of Sportsmen and Naturalists. Presentation Copy Signed.

      London: at "The Jungle", 166, Piccadilly, 1892.. First edition. Numerous illustrations in line and six photographic plates with tissue guards. 4to (9 1/2 x 7 inches), pages: viii:264:(2, advertisements), with the two tipped-in errata slips. Original animal print cloth with gilt buffalo head on upper cover. Spine dulled, splits to outer joints with backstrip partially lifting where horizontally split, inner joints firm, headbands rubbed. Cracking at inner gutters in several places. Presentation copy signed from Rowland Ward to the British Zoologist Oldfield Thomas (1858-1929). There are a number of early ink annotations in this copy presumably by Thomas. A nice association copy of this rare work.

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      København, P. G. Philipsens Forlag, 1892. 516 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Liten etikett innklebet på forsats (Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik, Leipzig 1914).. *Ryggen falmet, ellers et rent og pent eks

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        The Works 6 Volumes

      London: Constable.. First Edition. Geoffrey de Mandeville (1892); Peerage and Family Hilstory (1901); Feudal England (1909); Peerage and Pedigree 2 volumes (1910); Family Origins 1930. 8VO (213 x 211mm. Contemporary blue half-morooco gilt by Maltby of Oxford, t.e.g. Armorial Book plates of Leonard Barry with gilt crest to bindings, bw plates, pp461; 496; 587; 362; 408; 302 with indexes to each volume. Light foxing mainly to page edges. A rare opportunity to acquire a set of Round's works.There is some pencil annotation and underlining relating to previous owner's research.Multiple volumes which will require extra shipping.

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        The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist: for the use of architects, practical painters, decorators, and designers ... With descriptive notices and an introductory essay on artistic and practical decoration.

      Glasgow: published for subscribers only by Blackie & Son, [1892].. Fo. 36pp, 2 lettered and 100 numbered litho plates each with accompanying text leaf, text figures. Contemporary half roan, raised bands, red calf gilt spine label, matching grained-cloth sides, marbled eps. Calf rubbed and refurbished; scattered small light stains to sides; front blank creased; very light marginal spotting to prelims and some text leaves; previous owner's ink-stamps to ffep recto and title-page. Maclean 'Victorian Book Design.' pp 98-99.

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        The Social Economist: Gunton's Magazine

      Institute of social economics New York: Institute of social economics, 1892. First Edition. Octavo. Marbled boards. Nearly complete run with only Vol. 7, 26 & 27 missing. Vol 1-9 are entitled The Social Economist; from Vol 8 onward the work was renamed Gunton's Magazine. Boards and joints moderately rubbed with some chips on spine; a few boards tender and one board detached; else in good condition. Gunton supports not only the importance of organized labor and legislative aid to economic and social forces but also the importance of concentrated capitol; a unique stand in an era where the champions of labor and the advocates for capitalism hardly got along.

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      1892. 2. GERMAN. BOHNY'S NEUES BILDERBUCH Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken, Rechnen und Sprechen fur Kinder von 2 1/2 bis 7 Jahren. [The New Picture Book Being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number for Children from 2 1/2 - 7 Years]. Esslingen: Schreiber, dreizehnte, ganzlich neu gezeichnete auflage (1892). Oblong 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, sl. cover soil else VG+. New edition. First published in Germany circa 1848, Bohny's book was the outcome of the educational reform that had been occurring in Europe beginning with Pestalozzi and continued by Froebel. Bohny, also an educator, belived that rote learning was ineffective. His picture book offered images of hundreds of every day objects presented in an order of increasing complexity from which the child could learn simple and more complicated concepts. This edition is in the same format as the original but the figures in the illustrations have been updated to reflect contemporary modes of fashion, toys, utensils etc. Featuring 36 chromolithographed plates with nearly 400 objects.

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        Skandinaviens fiskar.

      Målade av W. von Wright beskrifna af B. Fries, C. U. Ekström och C. Sundevall. Andra upplagan bearbetning och fortsättning af F. A. Smitt. Text. Förra - Senare delen + Taflor. Stockholm P. A. Norstedt & söners Förlag 1892-95. Folio. (8),566,VIII,(2); (6),567-1239,(3 sista blank) s.; (4),II s. + 54 planscher varav 53 kromlitograferade samt en i svart och vitt planscher (numrerade I-LIII + XXIIA) + III,(1 blank) s. Blå skyddspapper med text, en med lagad reva, ett par med mindre skador. Tre halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt. Nötta ryggar med fem upphöjda bind. Försättsblad i första delen och eftersättsblad i andra delen med vertikala veck. Namnteckning på främre försättsblad i planschdelen. 34 x 28 cm.. Som vanligt har skyddspapperen fastnat på flera planscher, beroende på de lacker som användes för att höja effekten på färgerna

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        Mountaineering: The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

      Longmans, Green & Co 1892. xx, 439, (2) pp. Full leather design binding and fore-edge painting by Martin Frost. Sculpted modern leather rebind in grey and black with hand-marbled endpapers. Aeg. Front cover represents the Dolomites reflected in a lake and the back, a climber standing on a rocky ledge. Half-title has slight ink loss and period owner's inscription. Some slight foxing throughout, otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrations. The fore-edge painting shows an eighteenth-century climbing group regotiating an ice bridge on the Matterhorn, all set within a border frame of a coiled rope with icepicks, crampons, goggles and ski-sticks. Monogrammed by Frost, with his signed bookplate on fep.

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        I FIORI. Illustrazioni di Tito Chelazzi e di Arnaldo Ferraguti.

      In folio (mm. 424x310), 4 cartelle edit. figur. in mz. tela, ciascuna con 42 pp. di testo descrittivo e 10 magnifiche tavv. in cromolitografia (protette da velina con didascalia), per complessive 40 tavv., dedicate ?Al più gentile dei fiori, a Margherita di Savoia, regina d?Italia?. La raccolta è suddivisa in: "I Fiori di Primavera" (rose, rododendri, tulipani, giacinti, garofani, peonie, ciclamini, anturie, azalee, ecc.) - "I Fiori d?Estate" (papaveri, magnolia, ninfee, gigli, zinnie, piante grasse, digitale, girasole, gladioli, ecc.) - "I Fiori d?Autunno" (crisantemi, astro della Cina, piombaggine, gaggìa, bignonie, biancospino, cardo, edelweiss, tuberose, ecc.), con le tavole originali di Tito Chelazzi e "I Fiori d?Inverno" (elleboro, narcisi, viola, bucaneve, camelie, orchidee, iris, ecc.) con le tavole originali di Arnaldo Ferraguti. Cfr. Comanducci, p. 139: ?Il fiorentino Tito Chelazzi (1834-1892) restrinse la sua arte alla sola rappresentazione della frutta e dei fiori, genere in cui riuscì interessante e fu più volte premiato? - Comanducci, p. 225: ?Il ferrarese Arnaldo Ferraguti (1862-1925) fu apprezzato illustratore di libri e riviste?. Esempl. ben conservato.

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      1892. 2. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. POEMS BY DOBSON, LOCKER AND PRAED. NY: Stokes 1892. 4to, two-tone cloth stamped in gold, pictorial paste-on, top edge gilt, sl. cover soil, VG+. Illustrated by Humphrey with 6 beautiful color plates and in b&w by other artists. A rare Humphrey book.

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        A monograph on the abbey of S. Mary of Fountains.

      London: printed [for private circulation] by Sprague and Co., 1892.. Fo. [vi], 52pp, 54 plates (some double-page) with tissue-guards. Original? half red calf gilt, raised bands, matching grained-cloth with title in gilt to front board, marbled eps. Calf rubbed and worn; reinforcement strips to ep hinges; light spotting to front blank and title-page. With presentation note from Mrs. Reeve to the Library of the Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects, dated 1917, tipped on to front pdep, with their book-plate to ffep verso.

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

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        The Patterns in Thumb and Finger Marks. - On their arrangement into naturally distinct classes, the permanence of the papillary ridges that make them, and the resemblance of their classes to ordinary genera. Received November 3, - Read November 27, 1890.

      (London, Harrison and Sons, 1892). 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions", 1891, Vol. 182 - Series B. Pp. 1-23 a. 2 photolithographed plates, textillustr. Clean and fine.. First printing of the first and main paper in Galton's famous work on anthropometric classification, the identification by finger-prints. - The paper together with some further studies on the subject formed the basis of his famous book "Finger Prints" from 1892. "Galtons establisment of fingerprinting as an easy and almost infallible means of human identification transformed a difficult subject, and his taxonomy of prints is basically that used today.(DSB). - Printing and the Mind of man No. 376 listing the book From 1892, but the paper offered announced and described the classification 2 years before). - Garrison & Morton No. 186 (the book from 1892). - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1905 (the bookfrom 1892)

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

      London: L. Upcott Gill. 1892. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. H Hard Cover. Good. Published 1892-1894. Five volumes. Originally published as a three volume set, with this copy bound into five separate volumes in half leather, the bindings consistent with the date of publication (1890s). An important and well-illustrated work on ferns and selaginellas, with 22 plates in full color (one folding), 19 plates in a single color, either green or brown, 50 plates in black and white, seven of which are folding plates. Half reddish-brown leather lettered in gilt with gilt spine banding, boards covered in red and black marbled paper. Vol I: 320p plus plates, bound without preliminaries (such as title page), beginning at page one with a frontis plate. Vol II: 321-666p. plus plates. Vol. III: 288p. plus plates, again bound without preliminaries. Vol. IV: 289- 621p., (1), 2p. ads. plus plates. Vol. V: (8), 457p. 3p. ads, plus plates. Volume III was bound with a separate half-title and title page at the front, as well as an index to the entire work at the back (all included in page count). Covers have some edgewear and rubbing but no chips, a bit of fading to the spines, joints/hinges good with covers firmly attached. No names or other markings, some very light scattered foxing affecting a few text pages, not the plates. One tiny lower margin tear to p. 257/258 in volume I, no other chips or tears. The rear cover and a few pages of volume I have been exposed to moisture, with the marbled paper on the rear cover a bit lifted, the rear pastedown bubbled, and pages 257-320 of volume I a bit rippled, only affecting two black and white plates. The rippling is accompanied by a faint margin dampstain to pages 275-320, with the dampstain a bit darker and affecting a bit more of the final twenty pages, perhaps about 15% of the page area at lower right. A sound and attractive set.

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        Costumes & Customs in Japan... (Vol 2 only)

      Tokyo, 1892 In phototype & from photographic negatives taken by him. Volume 2 ONLY. In brown decorative stiff paper wraps, edges and corners, worn and bumped, ink name to top right, library stamp to base of title, covers attached by string ties, no title to spine. Internally, library label and stamp to fep, 12 magnificent B&W images of Japanese ladies in their day to day costumes. Rare. Ogawa Kazuma (1860-1929) studied for 3 years in the US and was considered as pioneer of Japanese Photography.

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