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        The New Englander, New Englander and Yale Review, and the Yale Review, in 131 bound volumes, from 1843 through Summer 1969, missing only one year (1862)

      New Haven: Maltby, Wiley, Ginn, Yale, et al.. 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Ex-Library set of bound volumes of "The New Englander," which was later called "New Englander and Yale Review," which was later called "The Yale Review," from 1843 - Summer, 1969. The journal, regarded as the oldest literary quarterly in the US, was founded originally in 1819 as The Christian Spectator. In 1843 it changed its name to "The New Englander," and its focus to history and economics. In 1885 it was renamed to "The New Englander and Yale Review." Finally, in 1892, new editor Henry Walcott Farnam changed the name to its current title, "The Yale Review," and decided to focus more on politics and history, and, eventually, literature and poetry. This set contains 131 bound volumes, starting with Volume 1 of "The New Englander" (1843), through Volume 58 of "The Yale Review," (1968- 9). This set lacks only one book, Volume 21 of "The New Englander," (1862), but it does have an additional index to the first 19 volumes of "The Yale Review." Library stickers on spines, bookplates on front pastedowns, and stamping (ink and blindstamps) to prelims and title pages. Contents are readable and unmarked. Many of the early volumes have tissue- covered plates. Some of the earliest volumes are in 1/2 leather bindings, but most of their boards are loose. The later volumes are bound in green and black library buckram. "The New Englander" attracted some well known names, but the modern history of the journal, beginning with its appointment of Wilbur Cross as editor in 1911, featured writers such as Thomas Mann, Henry Adams, Virginia Woolf, George Santayana, Robert Frost, José Ortega y Gasset, Eugene O’Neill, Leon Trotsky, H.G. Wells, Thomas Wolfe, John Maynard Keynes, H.L. Mencken, A.E. Housman, Ford Madox Ford, Wallace Stevens, John Berryman, W. H. Auden and Randall Jarrell. 131 volumes. Will require extra postage.

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        Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Civil War Compiled from the Letters and Illustrated By Portraits at Claydon House & Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Commonwealth 1650 to 1660 ( Complete in 4 Volumes. Bound in Half Calf )

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. Published between 1892/1899.Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in contemporary half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt tooling, top gilt edges, others rough, marble endpapers. Bindings in very good clean firm attractive condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing.marking, some occasional light spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good condition. A very attractive set.A54. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      1892. WITH ENDORSED CHECK FROM TICKNOR Co. BOUND IN HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. WRITINGS. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [1892]. Artists' Edition, one of 750 sets. 15 vols. Complete in 13 but with an additional 2 vol. Life & Letters. 8vo., Endorsed check to Holmes from Tickner Co. bound in . Three-quarter crushed moroco over marbled boards; spines in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout with steel portraits and photogravures, the first in each volume being colored A lovely, deluxe set.

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        Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama.

      New York. Selmar Hess. 1892. Bound in 3/4 calf and gilt titled cloth covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Silk moire endsheets. a.e.g. Thick Folio. 11 in. x 14 in. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of full page photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures depicting every imaginable subject. An absolutley tremendous collection of superlative plates. Covers moderately rubbed, spine and hinges well rubbed, head and tail pieces chipped. Else a Very Good set with crisp internals and exquisite bright plates.

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        Waverly Novels

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1892.. Octavo, 45 volumes. One of a three hundred sixty-five numbered sets printed on Arnold's unbleached hand-made paper, with the Etchings printed as proofs before letters. Signed Riviere binding. Three-quarters leather. Raised bands, gilt tooling to the spine. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Lacking three volumes: 6, 17, and 19.The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon's Daughter and Highland Widow.A beautiful set.

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      1892. 2. LANG,ANDREW. THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK. London: Longmans Green 1892. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), green gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, rear hinge a bit rubbed but not weak, scattered foxing, bright and VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing of the 3rd fairy book. Illustrated by H.J. FORD with 101 beautiful black and whites to accompany fairy tales (Osborne p.35).

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        Repertorium hymnologicum. Catalogue des chants, hymnes, proses, sequences, tropes en usage dans l'Eglise latine depuis les origines jusqu'a nos jours. 6 volumes / tomes / Bände.,

      , Louvain - Text Lateinisch, Französisch. Sechs Bände, komplett, Ganzleder mit goldgeprägter Rückentitelei, alle solide und sehr ordentlich. Erster Band, Tome I, 1892, Imprimerie Lefever, Louvain: A-K (N. 1-9935) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. Vorwort Ulysse Chevalier, 601 Seiten, tadellos. Zweiter Band / Tome II, 1897, Imprimerie Polleunis & Ceuterick, Louvain: L-Z (N. 9936-22256) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 786 Seiten, leichte Knickspur an den oberen Seitenecken auf den ersten 300 Seiten, kaum sichtbar. Dritter Band / Tome III, 1904, Imprimerie Polleunis & Ceuterick, Louvain: A-Z (N. 22257-34827) Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 639 Seiten, tadellos. Vierter Band / Tome IV, 1912, Imprimerie Francois Ceuterick, Louvain: A-Z (N. 34828-42060) / Extrait des Analecta Bollandiana. 383 Seiten, tadellos. Fünfter Band / Tome V, 1921, Imprimerie Fr. Ceuterick, Louvain: Addende et Corrigenda. 433 Seiten, tadellos. Sechster Band / Tome VI, 1920, Société des Bollandistes, Bruxelles: Préface - Tables. XLVIII, 244 Seiten, solider Einband, jedoch etwas fleckig am Frontdeckel. Eine vollständige, gut erhaltene Sammlung! "Ulysse Chevalier (geb. 1841 in Rambouillet; gest. 1923 in Romans-sur-Isère) französischer Geistlicher und Mediävist, Autor wichtiger bibliographischer Werke zum Mittelalter.Chevalier studierte an der Universität Lyon, wo er unter anderem Kirchengeschichte bei Léopold Delisle hörte. Er war Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Katholischen Universität von Lyon und katholischer Priester ." (aus: Wikipedia). --- Une édition complète du "Repertorium hymnologicum", compilation du chanoine Ulysse Chevalier. Ouvrages reliés tout cuir, petites taches sur le plat du sixième volume, néanmoins excellent état général. Ulysse Chevalier, né à Rambouillet le 24février1841 et mort le 27octobre1923, est un bibliographe et historien français, spécialiste du Moyen Âge, connu notamment pour ses études sur le Suaire de Turin et la Sainte Maison de Lorette (de Wikipédia). 16 x 25 Cm. 6,5 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 6500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Marie-Antoinette

      Paris: Librairie Académique didier Perrin et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs,, 1892. Deuxième édition. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt calf title label to spines. Portrait frontispiece. Spines and corners rubbed with loss to title labels, starting to rear hinge of volume 1; first blank of volume 1 starting, leaves tanned and occasionally frayed around the margins throughout, spotting to early and late leaves. Good condition overall. Inscribed by Henry James to Marie Louise "May" du Maurier (1868-1934), daughter of his friend George du Maurier (and future aunt of Daphne), on the half title of volume one, "To May du Maurier - her old friend Henry James, May 1895".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        State of Wyoming Map

      Julius Bien and Company, New York 1892 - Medium: Color Lithograph Dimensions: 30 x 36 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio. Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, [1892]. First Edition, Second Impression. Illustrated with frontispiece and 37 illustrations by C. Mazzanti. Small 8vo, original publisher’s tan cloth, decorated and lettered in orange on the spine and upper cover in overall designs. [6], 232. A well preserved copy with the inevitable aging or mellowing to the binding, quite fresh and clean internally. Rare early impression of this classic work of children’s literature. Series title for “The Children’s Library” decorated and printed in black with listing of the titles in “The Children’s Library” on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      HACHETTE / FERET ET FILS 1892 - R260157445: 445 + 576 + 574 pages + album de 28 planches de plans en rouge et noir et illustrations en noir et blanc. Manque les dos coupés en plusieurs parties. Tome I : Manque le second plat. Bandes de papier kraft collées sur le premier plat. Tome II : Bandes de papier kraft collées sur les plats. Partie des pages non coupées. Mouillures. Tome III : Pages non coupées. Album : Manques sur le premier plat détaché. Gravures : Armes de la Ville de Bordeaux en couleurs et or. Bordeaux pendant les trois premiers siècles. Bordeaux de l'an 300 à l'an 1100. Bordeaux de 1100 à 1300.Bordeaux vers 1450 (daprès le plan de M. Leo Drouyn) Bordeaux en 1733, avant les grands travaux des IntendantsBordeaux sous Louis XVI, après les grands travaux des Intendants.Bordeaux en 1891, avec ses accroissements successifs.Bordeaux vers 1450 (vue cavalière, par M. Léo Drouyn)Bordeaux sous François Iir (vue cavalière, daprès la Cosmographie de Munsteret Belleforest).Bordeaux en 1889 (vue générale, par M. Hugo dAlési).Monnaies mérovingiennes des VIIe et vin0 sièclesCostume des Jurats de Bordeaux au xvill0 siècle.Distribution annuelle des pluies dans la Gironde (1882-1891).Bordeaux, limites successives de la commune. Cantons et Justices de paix.Habitation dun négociant en vins (20 partie du XVIIIe siècle).Habitation dun grand armateur à la fin du xvill1" siècle.Habitations ouvrières (époque actuelle).Chais et caves, cours du Médoc, à Bordeaux.Bordeaux (1891): Postes et Télégraphes.Réseau téléphonique de lEtat.Réseau téléphonique Municipal Octroi (limites successives).".Égouts, courbes de niveau.Pavage, macadamTramways, omnibus, bateaux à vapeur.Arrondissements de police.Écoles primaires communales".Cultes . In-4 Broché. A relier. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Dialogues of Plato

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892. Complete in five volumes. 3rd edition revised and corrected throughout, with marginal analysis and an index of subjects and proper names. Translated into English with analysis and introduction by B. Jowett. 8vo. pp, [i]-xxxvii,(1), [1]-594, (2); (6), [1]-576; (8), [i]-ccxxxi, (1),[i]-543, (1); (6), [1]-645, (3); [i]-ccxxxviii, (2),[1]-541, (3).Fine custom bindings. Rebound in full deep chocolate pebble-grained leather. Raised bands forming six compartments. Gilt titles to spine. Inlaid oval gilt bust medallions to front and rear boards. Ruled gilt borders to both boards. Wide floral bands bordering inner boards. All fore edges gilt.Tissue guarded frontis of Jowett.Condition: A hint of rubbing to perimeters else all volumes are fine. Interiors are fine, close to as new. An attractive fine leather set suitable for a fine library.This 3rd edition is considered to be the best or most scholarly of the many editions.

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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        Vom tropischen tieflande zum ewigen schnee. Eine malerische schilderung des schonsten tropenlandes Venezuela

      A handsomely illustrated plate-book on Venezuela. 1892. Leipzig. Adalbert Fischer. In folio (420 mm x 314 mm). 2 ff. + 75 + 1 ff. + 12 chromolithographed plates. Original publisher's pictorial red cloth, gilt edges, head of spine a bit worn, very slightly rubbed. Excellent copy. First edition. Anton Goering (1836 ? 1905) was a German explorer and botanist. He first visited South America in 1856, visiting Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Uruguay and Buenos Aires whilst accompanying German Burmeister; he then returned to Leipzig and stayed in Europe until 1866 when he journeyed to Venezuela. He will stay in Venezuela for 8 years, travelling extensively throughout the country, making an outstanding contribution to the geographical and botanical exploration of the region. The work, product of his observations and experiences, is handsomely illustrated with 12 chromolithographed plates ?portraying landscapes and city views of the outskirts of Caracas, Puerto Cabello, Sierra Nevada and Merida- and 54 illustrations in text, mainly after his drawings and sketches. His drawings rarely make it to the market, however when they do they are of great interest as they represent some of the best renderings of the landscapes of the country. Palau, 103132.

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        Bygmester Solness [The Master Builder]

      Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son), Kobenhavn (Copenhagen), 1892. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Publishers elaborately gilt cloth, gilt page edges, silk page marker, decorative endpapers. Light edgewear and rubbing to joints. A very attractive copy of one of Ibsen's major works, published in English as The Master Builder and first performed in London in 1893. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 043735. .

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        The Works Oliver Wendell Holmes. Including 'The Breakfast Table' series

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892., 1892. Artists' Edition. (15 volumes in) 30 volumes bound by the Riverside Press in red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, gilt borders to marbled boards, marbled eps. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures, and with coloured frontispieces. A superb set containing 4 volumes on the Life and Letters of the Author. Limited to 750 copies of which this No 521. Together with a fine MANUSCRIPT LETTER from the author, tipped in to front of volume one. BAL [9314]

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        History of Reynard the Foxe, The

      1892. Caxton’s Translation[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [CAXTON, William, translator]. The History of Reynard the Foxe [done into English out of Dutch] by William Caxton. [London: Sold by Bernard Quaritch, 1892].One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 310 copies. Large quarto. [2, blank], v, [1], 162, [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer types. Wood-engraved title with gothic lettering designed by Morris. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. Reprinted from the 1481 edition of Caxton. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith.Original full limp vellum with yapp edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Original gold silk ties. A fine copy. Housed in a gray cloth slipcase.About this book Morris wrote for Quaritch’s catalogue: “This translation of Caxton’s is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as to mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic” (quoted in Peterson).Ashley Library III, p. 29. Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 20-21. Peterson A10. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 326, no. 10. Sparling 10. Tomkinson, p. 110, no. 10.

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        A Rebours,

      Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier (Imprimerie Crete), 1892,. Quatrieme Mille (4. Tausend), 8°, 294 S. (in französischer Sprache), Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und -verzierung, Exemplar aus einer Frankfurter Lehrerbibliothek (Liebig-Realschule) mit einem Rundstempel und einem Ziffernvermerk auf Titels. sowie einem durchgestrichenen Ziffernvermerk auf Vorsatzseite, Einband und Einbandkanten stellenweise beschabt, oberes Kapital bestossen, minimal schief, Reste eines alten Rückenschildes auf Buchrücken, eine Seite mit zwei dezenten Randanstreichung, eine Seite oben angelockert, sonst altersgemäß gutes Ex. (spe) Das wichtigste Werk der Dekadence in einer sehr frühen Auflage. In English: Huysmans, Joris-Karl, A Rebours, Quatrieme Mille (Fourth Thousend), Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier (Imprimerie Crete), 1892, 8°, 294 S. (in french language), old half-leather binding with golden inscription on spine. the copy is out of Frankfurter school teachers library (the "Liebig-Realschule") with one stemp of this school and one handwritten annotation on title-page and a very short handwritten annotation on the page before the title-page. binding sporadically with scratches, top of the spine poked, an old sign of the teachers library on spine, one text-page with two decent underlinings, one page a little slacked (but not loose), in spite of all this a good copy. very important work of the Dekadence in a very early printing.

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        The Shifting of the Fire

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. The elusive FIRST EDITION, English issue of Ford's first novel. Good+ condition. Better than it sounds. SEE PHOTOS. The spine and covers are reasonably bright -- NOT browned, sunned, or tanned. Hardcover. Bound in the publisher's tan figured cloth with the original decorated endpapers. All edges uncut. As called for by Harvey, the backstrip and front cover read 'Ford H. Hueffer' while the title page reads H. Ford Hueffer. Minor cover soil and light fraying at spine ends. Light scattered foxing to a few early leaves. Rear free endpaper has been torn out taking a portion of the rear pastedown endpaper with it. Front inner hinge cracked, but holding. Illegible signature in pencil at the top of the title page. [While this name could easily be erased, maybe a Ford scholar should attempt to identify first]. Harvey A3a. . First Edition, English issue. Hardcover. Good+ condition. 8vo. (vi), 322pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.. Parchment and boards, wallet fore-edges, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontis by J.T. Nettleship. Extremities worn, corners bruised, some small surface paper chips, spine darkened, bookseller's description affixed to rear pastedown and offset to opposite endsheet, but a good, sound copy. First edition, British trade issue, of Yeats's second book- length collection. One of five hundred copies printed, in addition to thirty copies on Japan vellum, issued in the publisher's "Cameo Series." The frontispiece, "Cuchullin Fighting the Waves," is based on a drawing by John Trivett Nettleship (1841- 1902). This copy bears Yeats's presentation inscription on the front free endsheet: "To J T Nettleship from his friend the writer...." Nettleship was an old friend of Yeats's father, and in 1904, Yeats inscribed a copy of this book to John Quinn, noting: "Nettleship who made this rather disappointing picture might have been a great imaginative artist." In this copy, the Cameo device on the recto of the half-title is approximately 1.2 cm. left of being centered over the letterpress. WADE 6.

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        The Golden Legend. 3 volumes

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Hard Cover. Very Good. Burne-Jones, Edward. Burne-Jones, Edward. Hard Cover. This is 1 of 500 paper copies with no vellum copies issued. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the editor Frederick Ellis "to my dear wife / October 5th, 1892 / F.S. Ellis." Morris intended for this to be the very first book printed at the Kelmscott Press; however, due to the length and an issue with sufficient paper supply, the project was postponed. As Morris did not own Caxton';s 1493 translation of The Golden Legend and no complete modern reprints existed, Ellis arranged to borrow a copy from the Cambridge University Library for transcription by his daughter. According to William S. Peterson, "Ellis took complete control of the editorial side of the operation, referring only a few difficult textual questions to Morris." Ellis worked closely with Morris on designing and planning this edition; the two later collaborated on many other Kelmscott volumes, including the Chaucer. [Peterson Bibliography, A7] Very good in original binding of blue Holland backed boards and paper title labels to spines. The spines, joints, and title labels of Volumes I and III have been expertly restored by a master book and paper conservator. Wear to the corners of boards and minor fraying to cloth along the spine of Volume II. There is minor chipping to the labels and the label on Volume II is lifting slightly. The interiors are bright and clean overall with a few small spots of foxing and browning to end pages. There are a few short closed tears to the edges of several pages. Morris';s printed note to the binder is pasted down to the front end page of Volume I. There are two exquisite full page woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones in Volume I and there are beautiful woodcut initials throughout. Each volume is housed in an archival paper case with a custom fitted text block support structure. 1286 pages. MOR/042208.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (along with 10 copies on vellum). Hardcover. A Quarto Kelmscott in Fine Sangorski Morocco. 289 x 203 mm (11 3/8 x 8"). iv, [ii], 162, [2] pp. Translated by William Caxton. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (along with 10 copies on vellum). MOST APPEALING DARK BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with delicately tooled gilt border of curving lines and floral tools, accented by leaves and berries stamped in black, raised bands, spine compartments with curving gilt lines forming quadrants, each with a small blindstamped leaf at the central point, gilt titling, turn-ins with French fillet, all edges gilt. Title and first page with elaborate full white vine border by William Morris, numerous partial borders and eight-line white vine initials throughout. Printed in Troy type in black and red with glossary in Chaucer type. Ransom 10; Peterson A-10. Two tiny dark spots (naturally occurring in leather?) to lower board, half a dozen openings with faint overall yellowing, otherwise A FINE COPY, quite clean and fresh internally, and in a lustrous, unworn binding. This is the first Kelmscott Press book to have trimmed edges, and it represents one of Morris' favorite works by William Caxton, well-known as England's first printer, less well-known as an important early English translator. In a note for a catalogue issued by Bernard Quaritch, Morris wrote, "This translation of Caxton's is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous ancient Beast Epic." The appropriately antique-style typeface and attractive woodcut decorations are complemented here by a typically handsome Sangorski binding, probably executed during the last half of the 20th century.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Hardcover. 302 x 213 mm (11 7/8 x 8 3/8"). Three volumes. Translated by William Caxton. Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Original publisher's holland-backed light blue boards, paper label on spines, edges untrimmed, one volume UNOPENED. In a (somewhat soiled and damaged but still intact) custom-made felt-lined wooden box covered in white buckram, brown morocco label. Elaborate woodcut title (the first designed by Morris) and first page with full borders, two other woodcuts and two full borders designed by Edward Burne-Jones, large and small decorative woodcut initials, printer's device. Front endpaper of first volume with tipped-on printed slip reading, "IF this book be bound the edges of the leaves should only be TRIMMED, not cut. In no case should the book be pressed, as that would destroy the ‘impression'; of the type and thus injure the appearance of the printing. W. MORRIS." Sparling 7; Peterson 7; Tomkinson, p. 109. Tips of board corners with small paper losses, minor soiling to two covers, first volume with a half dozen gatherings faintly yellowed (and two openings with minor browning to tail-edge margin), but still A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the second (unopened) and third volumes about as fine as one could hope for, and the set as a whole much more sturdy, fresh, and clean than what one would normally expect from a copy of this notoriously fragile item. This is an excellent copy of the insubstantially made but lovely Kelmscott Press edition of Voragine's extremely popular 13th century compilation of saints' lives and legends, grouped according to the liturgical calendar. In 1890 William Morris had acquired a 1527 edition of the "Golden Legend" printed by Wynkyn de Worde, and was so charmed with the work that he determined to make it the first book printed at the Kelmscott Press. He preferred to use the Caxton edition for his text and borrowed a copy from Cambridge, which was transcribed by hand by Phyllis Ellis, the daughter of Morris' editor F. S. Ellis. Because of difficulty in procuring the large paper suitable for such a work, Morris' own "Story of the Glittering Plain" became the first Kelmscott book off the press, and the "Golden Legend" became the seventh--although it was the first Medieval work Morris printed and the first in such a large format. The publisher was Bernard Quaritch, who drove a hard bargain, Morris and Ellis agreeing to take no compensation for their work beyond some complimentary copies. This title is more and more often found rebound, and when it does appear in its original binding, it is usually in a pretty sorry state.

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        The History of Reynard the Foxe

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1892 [1893]. Large quarto. Original limp vellum, titles to spine gilt, yellow silk ties. Printed in Troy type in black and red with glossary in Chaucer type. Woodcut title-page and facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous 8-line and smaller initials and partial borders. Vellum slightly rubbed and dulled, an excellent copy. Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper from a limited edition of 310, dated 1892 but issued in 1893.

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        Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages

        Rare Association Copy! Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With the very best of wishes of one scribbler of the English language to another of more able slates. From Stan to Phelp." For H. Phelps Clawson of the Marine Trust Co. Buffalo, New York at the Buffalo Museum of Sciences. Provenance: Hamilton Phelps Clawson (1892-1975) was a poet, archaeologist, banker, magazine manager, and museum director. Phelps began work as an archaeologist for the Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in Egypt and the Sudan.  He was part of the discovery of the tomb of Queen Hetep-heres, mother of Cheops (builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza). During the 1930s, he was appointed Curator of Anthropology at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Settling in Chatham, New York, he would be instrumental in the creation of the Shaker Museum and Library. Very rare thusly signed.39 color plates, 109 black and white photographs and 73 line engravings.xviii + 193pp plus plates.11.25" by 8.25" Hardcover Orange cloth cover with embossed green and red lettering to spine and front cover. With decorative jade endpapers. No d/j present. Lightly bumped on top right corner. Light soiling to cover. Foxing to edge of page. With small owner?s book plate on the inside of the front cover.Stanley Charles Nott (1904-1957) was born in Wimbledon, England to the noted Gurdjieff scholar, Charles Nott. Dr. Nott was an eminent dealer of Chinese jade in the United States, and author of more than 17 books and films on Chinese art and culture. He is known for his works Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages and Voices from the Flowery Kingdom.

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        The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice. By John Ruskin

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and green cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 128 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 500 copies -- an unopened copy. The fourth book of the Kelmscott Press printed in the Golden Type. Colophon is undated, fine border, initials, and diagrams in the text. Owner inscription in pencil on front cover paste-down of the medievalist, Harry Bober. FORMAN (133). PETERSON 4. SCOTT p.84.

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        The Love Lyrics and Songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt with the Love-Sonnets of Proteus by the Same Author Now Reprinted by Their Full Text with Many Sonnets Omitted from the Earlier Editions

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Hard Cover. 1 of 300 copies. This was the third book issued by the Press. It had an interesting publishing history, as is documented in Peterson's Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press (A3). Early in the process, Blunt decided that he wanted red decorated initials, which would not have been Morris's choice. More serious was the inclusion but then the suppression of a poem titled "Natalia's Resurrection." Blunt and Margaret Talbot had recently concluded an affair, and she desperately wanted the poem unpublished because it alluded to the affair. The result was the cancellation of eighteen pages of type and a delay in the book's completion. The finished work is a beautiful book, with the bright decorated initials and lovely floral borders of the first page. Printed in Golden type on Flower paper. Bound in original stiff vellum with four silk ties and title in gilt to spine. Very good with some darkening to spine, soiling to covers and discoloration to the foot of the front board. Save for light browning to untrimmed fore-edges, the interior is in near fine condition, with unopened pages. 251 pages. PRI/032813.

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        Los Desastres de la Guerra

      Madrid: [The Calcografía for] La Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, 1892 [plates circa 1903]. Oblong small folio. (9 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches). Letterpress title, 1 leaf of biographical introduction, 80 etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving by Goya, printed on wove paper. Expertly bound to style in quarter dark blue morocco with tips over contemporary paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. Early issue of Goya's famed "Los Desastres": among the most significant and influential anti-war works of art. "Most of the plates in this great series of engravings were inspired by incidents which Goya witnessed during the Peninsula War of 1808-14, and the terrible famine in Madrid in 1811-12 ... The legend 'Sad forebodings of what is about to happen' given to the first plate in the series, prepares the spectator for what he is to see. Plates 2-47, with few exceptions, deal with the horrors of war; the following seventeen plates, Plates 48-64 inclusive, record the terrible famine which occurred in Madrid between September 1811 and August 1812, and which is said to have claimed over twenty thousand victims ... Plates 65-80 [referred to by Goya as the Caprichos Enfáticos] ... were certainly the last to be executed. They are political, religious and ideological allusions to the war ..." (Harris). "It is strange that no contemporary edition was ever made of this important series of engravings. Possibly by the time they were finished [circa 1820], the war and famine scenes were not of great appeal and Goya was probably unwilling to risk another financial failure such as he had experienced with the Caprichos. It was a time of stern repression and the publication of the satirical and violently anti-clerical subjects of some of the 'caprichos enfaticos' would certainly have been dangerous" (Harris). The original copperplates, however, were kept by Goya's son Javier and sold to the Academia de San Fernando in the years following his death in 1854. The first edition of Los Desastres was published in 1863, with six subsequent editions published between 1892 and 1937. The present copy is an intermediate state of the work between the second and third editions, with the title of the second edition but with the plates printed on a heavy wove paper and appearing to be from the third edition. That the plates are from the third edition is further borne out by the absence of lavis at the image edges to plate 12 (Harris 132) and plate 35 (Harris 155). Both the second and third editions of Los Desastres were limited to 100 copies. Harris I, p.138-171 and II, pp.172-303, nos. 121-203; Delteil 120-199.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles; A Pure Woman

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co, 1892. Second Printing. Second impression, with 1892 date on verso of each title page. Three demi-octavo volumes; early 20th-c. green-dyed calf over cloth boards by Hatchards, with the original spine and cover cloth bound in at rear of each volume. Top edges gilt. Inobtrusive rippling to cloth on two volumes; spines gently faded to brown; occasional faint foxing to text margins; Near Fine. Engraved bookplate of Oliver Brett to each volume, with penciled note that the set was purchased from Thorp in 1921.

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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. Rebacked with the original spine laid-down, original patterned cloth printed in blue, patterned edges and endpapers. Housed in a quarter blue morocco solander case. Half-title and title printed in red and black, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by C. Mazzanti. ownership inscriptions to front blank. Horizontal split in cloth at head of spine, small abrasion to spine, lightly rubbed at extremities, some faint spots to cloth. A very good copy. First edition in English. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino (History of a Puppet), and quickly became a best-seller... Lorenzini's publisher is said to have made a fortune out of it, but Lorenzini himself died too early [in 1890] to witness its international success... Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

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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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      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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      Santa Fe, NM: New Mexican Printing Company, 1892. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. (Americana) New Mexico Territory. CHAVES, Amado. 'Territory of New Mexico - Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.' Santa Fe, NM: New Mexican Printing Co, 1892. 6 X 8 1/2 inches. Stitched and housed in original wraps. Presumed first report by any School Superintendent in NM as this is the first year the position existed. Contents include an excellent window on Indian Schools, Competency of Teachers & Progress made in the first full school year of public schools in NM. An amazing rarity. PO Name and doodle on 2 pages. VG+

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        Catálogo de los objetos que presenta ... á la Exposición Histórico-Americana de Madrid (... Argentina. Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay)

      Madrid: Est. Tipografico "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra", 1892. First editions. Original cloth stamped in gilt (5) or wrappers (5). Very good copies with some rubbing and a few tears in a fine custom crimson cloth folding case. 8vo. Ten catalogues of the objects presented from ten countries at the Spanish Exposition of 1892. Parreño 351. See Palau 85617.

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        Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co., 1892., 1892. Revised Edition - in fact First Editions, Second Impressions. 3 volumes; 8vo. A beautiful set bound by Zaehnsdorf c.1910 in half green crushed morocco with gilt flat raised bands and gilt titles to spines slightly and evenly darkened; green cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A few specks of foxing to edges otherwise a sound, fine and very decorative set. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy's twelfth published novel, was begun in 1889, eventually serialized in the Graphic (after being rejected by several periodicals) from 4 July to 26 December 1891 and in order to get past magazine censorship, Hardy was forced to cut some of the more sexually explicit passages. When Osgood, McIlvaine published the complete text of Tess in book form (December 1891), critics were both impressed at its brilliance and horrified at its unconventional moral stance. How could a murderess ever be a pure woman, many asked? The novel, which was surprisingly successful, went through a number of editions in the first few years and assured Hardy's financial future. After the notoriety of Tess, and his final novel Jude The Obscure (1895), Hardy gave up trying to write novels to please a mass audience and returned to poetry, his first love. Purdy p67-78. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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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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        A Short History of the English People. In four volumes

      94 - London - Macmillan and Co, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A finely bound set of the Illustrated Edition of Green's influential history of England. Each volume has a bookbinder's stamp for Pearse, Warrington, to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuringnumerous illustrations,including tissue guarded coloured plates. With tissue guarded frontispiece maps to Volumes I and IV, and a fold out frontispiece of Old London Bridge to Volume III. Each front pastedown hasan armorial bookplate above the nameplate of W. Ernest Atkin. Each front free-endpaper has the pictorial bookplate of Ronald Cuttell. A photograph of the gravestone of John Richard Green, labelled 'Menton, Cote d'Azur' in ink,has been pasted to the front blank of Volume I. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In uniform half morocco bindings, with gilt top edges. Externally, some shelf wear. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with light marginal foxing. Small marginal marks to pages xxvi-50 of Volume I and p1483-1553 of Volume IV. A pleasing set. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      London; 1892-1898: Chatto & Windus In 15 volumes, with hundreds of illustrations by various artist, finely bound by Morrell in 3/4 red morocco over red cloth, raised bands with compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers. Titles include, Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and other all time favorites. One very tiny chip to one volume and a touch of fading to cloth otherwise a fine bright set.. octavo.

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      1892. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. 2 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition of the third of the twelve "fairy books" put together by Andrew Lang (and in no small part by his wife Leonora) -- following BLUE in 1889 and RED in 1890. In the introduction to this book, Lang says "This is the third, and probably the last, of the Fairy Books of many colours" -- yet, after GREEN came YELLOW, PINK, GREY, VIOLET, CRIMSON, BROWN, ORANGE, OLIVE and (in 1910) LILAC -- each volume in cloth of its own color. Lang had long been interested in fantasy in general and in folk and fairy tales in particular -- the result of his upbringing in the Scottish border area. When he began this series, he was going against educators' opinions, who felt that the escapism and violence in such tales would be harmful to young readers; there were very few earlier English collections of fairy tales, but many others followed this series. It is important to note that many fairy tales came from foreign languages, and had to be translated for the FAIRY BOOKs -- constituting the first appearance in the English language for many of them, and exposing many British children to foreign writing for the first time.~The GREEN FAIRY BOOK contains 42 fairy tales with 101 black-and-white illustrations. The tales include "The Three Little Pigs," "The Enchanted Ring," "The Magic Swan," "The Story of the Three Bears," "The Twelve Huntsmen," "The Golden Mermaid" and "The Three Musicians."~This copy is in FINE condition: the covers have scarcely any soil and essentially no wear, the volume is not "askew," the endpapers are not cracked, and there is only occasional light foxing on the leaves within. The front flyleaf bears a December 1892 birthday gift inked inscription from father to daughter. In all, a highly-desirable copy of one of the earliest Fairy Books.

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        Jane Austen Novels Persuasions

      JM DENT AND CO, LONDON 1892 - 3/4 Leather bound beautiful light and dark blue red brown marble boards october 1892 DATE PUBLISHED: 1892 EDITION: 261 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Claimant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. Original, olive-green pictorial cloth, 278pp, with 8pp ads, and twenty-three black and white illustrations. Near fine, with light stain to front cover, and light rubbing to extremities.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Works of Tennyson

      Macmillan and Co., London. 1892-1903., 1892. 9 vols., 8vo (7¼ x 9¼ inches). Contemporary half green morocco, gilt to spine and top edge. Occasional very light foxing, a little rubbing to corners. A Very Good set.

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        Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses. First Edition

      Methuen and Co, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Numbered 12 of 30 copies printed on "Japanese paper," "of which 20 are for sale." Bound in white cloth with vellum spine, gilt lettering and decorative lines, gilt top edge. Thick paper with deckle edges; interior clean and tight with original (?) sheet of tissue laid in before red-accented title page. Gilt rubbed off in some spots on back board. Spine and cloth now dark cream color from age or soiling; thin, dark brown line of stain on front board, about 1-1/2" long; bump and small gouge (1/4") in cloth along back edge; vellum chipped at head of spine just above decorative gilt line. Smudge at edge of half title. A pleasing copy of this all-too-rare volume. "Methuen & Co." is minutely written on the limitation page, apparently in the same ink and hand as "12".

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        Über die Fühlsphären der Grosshirnrinde, 1.-5. Mittheilung.

      Berlin, 1892-96. - 5 Bände. (Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin) 1 Tafel, 45 S. - 23 S. - 11 S. - 19 S. - 29 S. Original-Broschuren (fleckig, gestempelt, Rücken teilw. leicht beschädigt). Kreuter II, 1004; Fischer 1091; Pagel 1177; Garrison, Hist. of neurology 218. - Hermann Munk (1839-1912) studierte in Berlin und Göttingen bei Joh. Müller, du Bois-Reymond, Virchow und Traube. Er war Direktor des Instituts für Physiologie am Berliner veterinärmedizinischen Institut. "'Die Bedutung Munks für die neurologische Wissenschaft und Heilkunst kann kaum genug gewürdigt werden. Unter den Schöpfern der Lokalisationslehre nimmt er einen der ersten Plätze, wenn nicht den ersten ein. . Ich brauche nur an den Begriff der Fühlsphaere, der Rinden- und Seelenblindheit, Taubheit usw. zu erinnern, um kurz anzudeuten, welche bedeutenden Entdeckungen sich an den Namen dieses großen Physiologen knüpfen, welche Anregungen für die klinische Diagnostik und selbst für die Therapie von ihm ausgegangen sind. .' (Hermann Oppenheim)" (Kreuter). - Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk von K(arl August) Möbius.

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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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