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        The Novels. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. In ten volumes. With illustrations by William C. Cooke.

      London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1892 - 10 volumes, small octavo. Original light green cloth, gilt titles to spines and front covers, gilt facsimile author's signature to front covers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A couple of marks to cloth, occasional spot of foxing to contents. An excellent set. Illustrations by William C. Cooke with tissue-guards. First Dent editions. After Richard Bentley (whose last edition is dated 1866), the fledgling London publisher J. M. Dent was the next to take up Jane Austen's novels for publication. The first Dent ten-volume set of the novels is notable as the first to have any critical apparatus. Gilson E75.

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      Griffith Farran & Co. Limited [1892], London - First Impression. Three octavo volumes (19.25cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spines and in black on front covers; publisher's decorated endpapers; [2],3-288; [4],5-301,[1]; [4],5-299,[1] blank, plus [4]pp ads. Black and white armorial bookplate of J.M. Sagar-Musgrave applied to front pastedown of each volume. Some offsetting from bookplates onto endpapers; scattered foxing to text edges and preliminary pages, else clean internally; touch of sunning to spine cloth and board extremities, mild wear to spine ends, with light dust-soil to covers; hinges sound, with spine gilt still bright and unrubbed; Very Good+. An early and uncommon novel from Hume's prolific career - a Greek Arcadian utopia founded by a wealthy Englishman on an isolated island in the Mediterranean. ".in the hollow of an ancient volcano, an adventurer of advanced ideas has founded a colony of pure-bred Greeks, in the hope that, by isolation and careful selection, they will in future times produce a new art, reviving the pure spirit of ancient Hellas" (The Literary World, August 12, 1892, p.111). Scarce; we find no examples in the trade (June, 2017), and OCLC shows 11 holdings in US institutions. Bleiler (1948 ed.), p.155; Locke. A Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1, p.119. Provenance: From the collection of Spectrum of Fantasy author George Locke. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        (Photo album of Americans in Guatemala and Antigua, cover title): Quezaltenango & Zunil (1892-1902)

      Quezaltenango & Zunil, Guatemala. 1892-1902. Small oblong octavo. Cloth over flexible card. Contains approximately 75 images as follows: 35 sepia-toned images (mostly gelatin, but a couple or three are albumen), 38 cyanotypes, 1 albumen cabinet card portrait, 1 real photo post card, and 1 commercial post card. Various sizes. A few images obviously lacking or removed; modest rubbing on the boards, a little damage to a few images, mostly very good or better. Most of the photographs have been captioned in ink on the images, a number have been captioned in red pencil on the black pages on which the images are mounted. Various and sporadic dates between 1892 and 1902. Documents a well-to-do colony of inhabitants of Guatemala, including several expatriate families. Hand-inked label on front board, loosely cataloging the contents, reads: "Quezaltenango & Zunl. Casa Raphael Diaz - Our Family - Woods Family - Winterton's (Duke) - Payzants - Bornholts School - Piggots - 'Louie' Donahue - Potters - Lexie Meru - Everalls - Raphael Diaz - Callie Thompson - Lovette." Interesting images of families in Guatemala, mosly in the adjoining city and town of Quezaltenango and Zunil, including many of the towns and surrounding countryside, as well as domestic scenes. Near the end of the album are several cyanotypes with detailed captions of damage caused by the catastrophic Quetzaltenango earthquake and volcanic eruption in 1902. Also includes a few images of Antigua. .

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        Manuel pratique de médecine mentale

      Paris, O. Doin, 1892, in-12, fort , X, (3), 751, (1), 32pp, toile bordeaux imprimée noir. (Rel. de l'éd.), Préface de Benjamin Ball. Deuxième édition entièrement revue et corrigée. Dos légèrement insolé.

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      New York: L. Kabis and Company, Publishers, 1892.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-6 vii-viii [9] 10-342 [343-344: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original light blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green. First edition. "One of the best examples of eccentric American fantastic fiction of the nineteenth century. Highly readable, and chock-full of sensational motifs: astrology, ghosts, personality exchange, cross-dressing, etc. The story begins in a small New Hampshire town, moves to New York City, then to Austria, then back to New Hampshire, where it ends on a note of disenchantment with occult matters, a highly unusual tone in such works, which are generally enthusiastic through and through." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1383. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 94. Bleiler (1978), p. 167. Reginald 12224. Wright (III) 4535. Touch of soiling to cloth on front panel, else a bright, near fine copy. The first printing is fairly uncommon. (#149507)

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        Medicinal plants; an illustrated and descriptive guide to plants indigenous to and naturalized in the United States which are used in medicine, their description, origin, history, preparation, chemistry and physiological effects fully described (2 volume set)

      Philadelphia: John C. Yorston, 1892-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Thick quartos, 30 x 22 cm. Bound in publisher's boards, rebacked with a modern leather spine. 180 color lithographed plates. Includes the folding plate of Cannabis. "The outstanding Homeopathic Materia Medica" Bennett, American Color-plate Books. p. 78. Winston, The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature, p. 133 f. <br> Signed on fep, H.H. Baxter, 1895. (Presumed to be Hugh Henry Baxter, 1862 - 1945)

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        The Works.

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [c.1892] - 9 volumes, octavo (205 x 131 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spines a little faded, an excellent set. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures. Standard library edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        The Unseen Friend

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1892 - First edition. 12mo. Publisher's white cloth decorated and titled in gilt. The white boards a trifle soiled, still easily near fine. A collection of essays on friendship and God. Inscribed by the author to Mary V. Claflin: "Mrs. Claflin, with the love of Her friend, Lucy Larcom. Beverly. June 17, 1892." As a girl Larcom worked in the Lowell textile mills where she also contributed to the *Lowell Offering* where her poems attracted the attention of John Greenleaf Whittier. She taught at the Wheaton Female Seminary and later edited several magazines for children and adolescents, including *Our Young Folks*. Her ascension from mill girl to author and editor served as a model for American women and girls of the lower classes in the mid-19th Century. Mary Claflin was the wife of the abolitionist and progressive Governor of Massachusetts, William Claflin, who according to his biography at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, which holds the William and Mary Claflin Papers: "While governor, Claflin promoted women's suffrage and extended to women greater rights under the law." A very nice association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        YVERNELLE. A Legend of Feudal France

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1892 - [4], 116, [2] pp. 11 b/w and color plates, plus b/w and sepia intratextual illustrations. 9-3/8" x 6-1/2" Norris's first book, a long narrative poem written when he was just a nineteen-year-old student at the University of California. Norris discovered Zola shortly thereafter and turned his attentions to the realist fiction for which he is most well known. This copy with a long local connection, bearing the label of contemporary San Francisco bookseller-publisher William Doxey.Uncommon in the trade. Ex-library with moderate markings to pastedowns only. Gentle wear to extremities; front board very slightly splayed; p.o. bookplate tipped-in to fpd; small pink bookseller label to rpd; slight crimping to corner of one leaf. Interior otherwise clean, bright and crisp. VG+. Blue-green cloth, stamped gilt decorative lettering, illustrations and border; gold patterned endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 25. II. 1892. - 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An eine namentlich nicht genannte Adressatin: "Darf ich es wagen mich an die bekannte Kunstfreundin u Sammlerin mit der Bitte zu wenden meinem großen Unternehmen welches ich ins Leben gerufen ihr wohlwollendes Interesse zuwenden zu wollen? Es handelt sich um die Musik- u Theater-Ausstellung zu Gunsten welcher wir einen Garantie-fond gegründet haben! Mein Ansuchen an Sie geehrtes Fräulein geht nun dahin Sie wollen sich gütigst mit einem Beitrage (welcher nur eventuell u vielleicht selbst auch gar nicht zu entrichten wäre) an demselben betheiligen. Ich würde einen großen Werth darauf legen den Namen einer Kunstfreundin wie Sie es sind auf meiner Liste stehen zu haben [ ]". - Die mehrere Jahre in Paris lebende Enkelin Clemens Wenzel Fürst von Metternichs (1773-1859) und Gattin von Richard Fürst von Metternich (1829-1895) stand u. a. mit Franz Liszt (1811-1886) und Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in freundschaftlichem Kontakt, dessen 'Tannhäuser'-Uraufführung sie 1861 in Paris durchsetzte. 1870 mit ihrem Gatten nach Wien zurückkehrend, "setzte sie ihr gesellschaftliches und kulturelles Wirken fort und engagierte sich in zahlreichen wohltätigen Stiftungen. 1892 initiierte sie die Internationale Musik- und Theaterausstellung im Prater" (DBA, Saur). - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm.

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      Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1892.. Octavo, pp. [3-4] 5-7 [8] 9-17 [18] 19-268 [269-272: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; title leaf preceding contents leaf is the first leaf of the first gathering], flyleaves at front and rear, publisher's original orange wrappers printed in black. First edition. Issued in cloth and paper, this being one of the latter issued as Lee and Shepard's "Good Company Series," number 15 (February 1892). An imaginative occult novel in which a sleeper visits the spirit world in his astral body. Marginally utopian. A society of adepts operating from ancient Atlantis use thought projection to improve mankind. They influence powerful men through dreams to found organizations such as the Fabian socialists, and to make useful inventions (aircraft, etc.). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 103. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13547. Wright (III) 2868. Library of Congress surplus duplicate, so stamped on front wrapper. Bookplate of Archibald Hanna Jr. tipped in. Some rubbing to wrappers, chip from lower right corner of front wrapper, no text affected, a very good copy overall. (#155886)

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        The Scouring of the White Horse, or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk and What came of it and The Ashen Faggot, a tale for Christmas.

      London: Macmillan, 1892. London:: Macmillan, 1892.. Small 8vo. xix, 327 pp. Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Original full dark green blind and gilt-stamped morocco, emblem on upper and lower cover: �Mens Sana in Corpore Sano� � �a sound mind in a sound body.� � Summer Fields [School, St. Leonards-on-Sea], raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt; spine faded to brown. Fine. With an erotic fore-edge painting depicting a scene from the book, but altered, showing a white horse, on a small hillock known as �Dragon Hill�, and �George�, a chivalrous knight at the conclusion of a fight with a green dragon, kissing a young naked beautiful maiden (representing Earth, but as if a reward for the victory), unsigned. �It is said that the White Horse will dance on Dragon Hill when King Arthur (or Arthwyr), who is not dead but only sleeping, returns to lead his people once more.� Some say the story of St. Michael and the slaying of the dragon and the old Saxon legend are related. � David Nash Ford, �Legend of St. George in Berkshire,� The artist is perhaps the same as the Shaw & Thomas Moore books with fore-edge paintings.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; [together with] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes Ltd,, 1892 & 1894. Together 2 works, quarto. Original pale and dark blue cloth respectively, titles to spines and front covers gilt, pale grey patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a dark blue flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. A few light marks to cloth of vol. I, gilt bright to spines, hinges of vol. I starting but text block sound, a little foxing to contents. An excellent set. First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317, and the blank street sign in the vignette to the front cover. The textual error continued through three further printings, but from the second impression onwards the street sign was corrected to read "Southampton Street". There are no corresponding issue points for Memoirs.

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        Cours de danse fin de siècle. Illustrations de Louis Legrand.

      P., E. Dentu, éditeur, 1892, 1 vol. in-4° (278 x 185) broché sous couverture blanc cassé rempliée, imprimée en rouge, eau-forte tirée en bleu au plat supérieur, de (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - 59 pp. - (2) ff. (table des eaux-fortes avec au verso table des vignettes, table des matières avec au verso mention d'imprimeur). Papier de couverture légèrement jauni, rares rousseurs, très bel exemplaire. - 12 eaux-fortes hors-texte (dont celle de couverture en bleu répétée au frontispice en noir), 14 vignettes et culs-de-lampe dont une répétée 2 fois et une 3 fois, et 9 lettrines dont trois répétées 2 fois et une répétée 3 fois, de Louis Legrand. Les vignettes et lettrines sont tirées en lithographie couleurs. Tirage unique à 350 exemplaires, dont 50 Japon et 300 sur beau vélin, dont le nôtre (N°197). Les hors-textes sont protégés par des serpentes, mais elles ne sont pas légendées, alors que Vicaire les annonce comme telles. Magnifique ouvrage ! Réf. biblio. : Vicaire, II-1053.

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      London:: Methuen and Co.,. 1892.. First UK edition, "Special" large-paper edition printed on Japanese paper, finely bound and signed by the publisher. (There were also 225 large-paper copies in dark red buckram boards signed by the publisher.) One of only 30 of the "special" copies, this being NUMBER 20 OF THE 20 OFFERED FOR SALE. Bound in the publisher's original gilt-stamped vellum-backed white cloth boards. Also noted in vellum-backed orange-yellow buckram boards--no known priority. Includes "Gunga Din," Kipling's famous narrative poem of India's northwest frontier from which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur developed a story and Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol the 1939 screenplay for the film starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Sam Jaffe (in the title role). A crisp, fine, bright copy. Richards A69. .

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        tel qu'en songe. Aréthuse. (2 LAS).

      Paris, Librairie de L'Art Indépendant 1892-1895 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume. 1° tel qu'en songe. Tirage de luxe limité. Celui-ci (N°9) sur hollande. Paris, Librairie de L'Art Indépendant - 1892 - 125 pages. 2° Aréthuse. Tirage de luxe limité. Celui-ci (N°27) sur Vergé des Vosges. Paris, Librairie de L'Art Indépendant - 1895 - 106 pages. DEUX ÉDITIONS ORIGINALES enrichies chacune d'une LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE (en vers) d'Henri de Régnier adressées à Paul Van Der Vrecken De Bormans, insérées en début d'ouvrages. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Auguste-P. Garnier. Superbe reliure plein maroquin chocolat à gros grain signée G. Cretté, succ. de Marius Michel. Dos à 4 nerfs aux titres, auteur et date en pied dorés. Titres et auteur repris au centre du plat supérieur de reliure, avec un jeu de filets de séparation. Contreplats bordés de maroquin avec double filet doré. Tranches dorées sur témoins, non rogné. Couvertures conservées. Parfait état. Très bel exemplaire. Format in-8°(20x15). Georges Cretté (Créteil 1893-1969) est un des relieurs français les plus importants du XXe siècle. 1ère Edition Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 421 pp. +2 ads. Publisher's brick red cloth stamped with gilt titles and black shamrock motif. Illustrated frontis and ten plates. First American edition. The first American edition was published in January, 1892, and censored many events in the original British text that dealt with more mature themes. This text would later be restored in the second American edition. Very Good. Lean to spine, light rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends, faint cup ring to front cover. Appears to be lacking the headband, tail band. Previous owner name on front free end paper and title page. A nice copy.

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      CHICAGO: CHAPMAN BROS, 1892. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAYETTE, PICKAWAY AND MADISON COUNTIES, OHIO 1892 (Super Rare) AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: CHAPMAN BROS., CHICAGO 1892 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: None CATEGORY: Regional, History, Photographs, Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Dark Brown SIZE: 9 x 11 (approximately) PAGES: 877 pages. CONDITION: The outside is in good condition; there are pieces of black library like tape running vertically all the way down the hinges; the board edges have scuffing; the top edge of the spine has chipping; there is a small horizontal crack to the spine cover at the upper area (does not affect boards in any way). The inside of book is in good plus condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTIVE CITIZENS, TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHIES AND PORTRAITS OF ALL THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. There are no other original Chapman Bros 1892 copies found for sale on the internet at the time of this research!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 007077 .

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        La vie littéraire, quatrième série

      Calmann Lévy 1892 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1892, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline marron, dos lisse très légèrement bruni orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, couvertures conservées comportant de petites restaurations marginales, un coin supérieur légèrement émoussé, reliure de l'époque. La dernière garde est marginalement froissée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Anatole France à son ami Marcel Schwob. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition on current paper. Binding to bradel full brown calico, smooth spine very lightly browned with a gold floral pattern, double gold thread date and tail, as part of black shagreen, wrappers preserved and bound in with small marginal restorations, an upper corner slightly blunted , contemporary binding. The last guard is marginally wrinkled. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Marcel Schwob. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Africa. No. 6 (1892). Papers relative to Slave Trade and slavery in Zanzibar. Pre-sented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. June 1892. [C.-6702].

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1892. - Folio. (2), 8, (2) pp. Top edge gilt. Loosely sewn as issued. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade in Zanzibar, also describing the country's depletion of labour through the recruitment of soldiers and porters for service throughout the African continent by Arab and European traders. - Sewing renewed, a good copy. Bennett 2231. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Francesca BERTINI original signiertes Foto der \"Diva des italienischen Stummfilms\" original signed photograph

       8,5 x 13,5 cm tadelloser Zustand , near mint conditionLebenslange Echtheitsgarantie. Lifetime authenticity guarantee.Francesca Bertini (eigentlich Elena Seracini Vitiello; * 11. April, nach anderen Quellen 5. Januar 1892 in Florenz; ? 13. Oktober 1985 in Rom) war eine italienische Filmschauspielerin. Sie galt als die Diva des italienischen Stummfilms. Bertini war die Tochter einer Schauspielerin, wurde vom neapolitanischen Volkssänger Arturo Vitiello adoptiert und wuchs somit in Neapel auf, wo sie als Elfjährige ihre ersten Bühnenauftritte hatte. 1904 zog die Familie nach Rom, wo sie weiter Theater spielte und die Firma Film d?Arte Italiano Pathé auf sie aufmerksam wurde. Ab 1910 trat sie im italienischen Film auf, anfangs vor allem in auf weniger als 15 Minuten Spieldauer gerafften Verfilmungen klassischer Theaterstücke. Davon sind bis heute noch einige handkolorierte Shakespeare-Verfilmungen von Gerolamo Lo Savio oder auch Ugo Falena, mit dem sie in den frühen 1910er Jahren eng zusammenarbeitete, erhalten geblieben.Von 1912 bis 1915 bei der Celio Film und mehr noch von 1915 bis 1919 bei der Caesar Film wurde sie zum Filmstar und zur unbestrittenen Diva des italienischen Films aufgebaut. Unter der Regie von Baldassarre Negroni spielte sie 1912/13 in Lagrime e sorrisi, Histoire d\'un pierrot und La maestrina ihre ersten wichtigen Rollen. Sie entwickelte sich zu einer markanten und starken Schauspielerpersönlichkeit mit oftmals aggressiv-leidenschaftlicher, aber auch zurückhaltender Darstellung innerlich widersprüchlicher Frauenspersonen. Bertini spielte sie mit natürlicher Gestik. Gemeinsam mit Gustavo Serena schuf sie 1915 ihren heute wohl bekanntesten Film, den in Neapel spielenden Klassiker des Verismo Assunta Spina, in dem sie eine leidenschaftlich liebende Frau zwischen zwei Männern spielt. Weitere wichtige Rollen hatte sie in La signora dalle camelie (1915), Odette (1916), Fedora (1916), Malìa (1917), La Tosca (1918), La donna nuda (1918) und La serpe (1919). In den 1920er Jahren zog sie sich zunehmend aus dem Filmgeschäft zurück. Am 8. August 1921 heiratete sie den Schweizer Bankier Paul Cartier. Nur sehr gelegentlich nahm sie Filmangebote wahr.1976 konnte Bernardo Bertolucci sie für die Rolle der Schwester Desolata in seinem Epos 1900 gewinnen. Der von Gianfranco Mingozzi gedrehte Dokumentarfilm L\'ultima diva: Francesca Bertini (1982) ist eine Interview-Dokumentation der 90-jährigen Schauspielerin.Francesca Bertini starb im Alter von 93 Jahren und wurde auf dem Cimitero Flaminio der Hauptstadt Rom beigesetzt.[(Quelle: Wikipedia). Autogramm, Autographe, Autograph signiert signed signature unterschrift

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      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1892 - Decorated green cloth; [8], 188, [12] pages. Consists of five chapters: "Negro Hideousness the Principle Curse of the Race," "Divine Discontent;" "Miscegenation;" "West African Half-Castes," and "Relation of Races." What is most surprising about this title is the discovery one makes when one comes to page 41: "I am a Negro of pure descent, I have travelled a little, I have been educated at Oxford . but I must confess with regret that, except the Chinese, I have never seen another race approaching, even within a measurable distance, the Negro in ugliness." Maxwell's belief is that blacks and whites are equal in all respects except for physical appearance, and that that can be improved in his race by breeding with whites. This title and an 1881 pamphlet of 23 pages on relations between Europe and West Africa by Maxwell appear in Work, page 172. Text block cracked in two places but still tight, some pages roughly opened; spine rubbed so that lettering is hard to read. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: H. F. Mitchell, 1892.. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-325 [326: printer's monogram] [327-328: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original dark green bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, dark green coated endpapers. First trade edition. Preceded by a privately published edition printed by Aird & Coghill in Glasgow in 1891. Utopian novel, written in 1888, set in the far future. By AD 5575 man has evolved mentally and physically into a highly advanced race which is nourished by electrical currents in the air and controls electricity and magnetism by power of will. Antigravity machines are used for flight and criminals sentenced to death are imprisoned in vehicles which are set adrift in space. Although the events recounted turn out to have been a dream, Folingsby's story "remains of interest for the imaginative scope of the AD 5575 depicted, in which large-headed brainy 'Scotonians' are fed by ambient electricity, possess antigravity, and represent the end of a long (and detailed) world-history, including a comet holocaust." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 436. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 798. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 16. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 85. Locke, Voyages in Space 77. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 362. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 90. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 44. Bleiler (1978), p. 75. Reginald 05500. Old lending library label affixed to front paste-down (the library was part of The Greater World Association, evidently some reformist or utopian organization), faint remnant of a sticker on spine panel, slight spine lean, a bright, very good copy, A scarce book. (#149620)

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        Vom tropischen tieflande zum ewigen schnee. Eine malerische schilderung des schonsten tropenlandes Venezuela

      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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        Skandinaviens fiskar

      Bok. P.A Nordstedt och söners Förlag. 2 uppl. 1892-1895. Inbundna. Mycket gott skick. Inlagorna är i nära nyskick, och pärmarna är bara lätt nötta. Halvfranska band med övre guldsnitt. Målningar av W. von Wright, beskrifna af B. Fries, C.U. Ekström och C. Sundevall. Andra upplagan bearbetning och fortsättning af F.A. Smitt. 3 band, tredje bandet planschdel. Det blå skyddspappret har som vanligt klibbat fast mer eller mindre på vissa planscher. Oftast går det dock att lossa skyddspappret, om man iakttar viss försiktighet.

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        95 Thesen. - Nachbildung des in der königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin bewahrten Originalexemplar des von Luther im Jahre 1517 veranstalteten Druckes seiner Thesen (Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum). Zur Erinnerung an den 31. October 1892. (Und:) Luthers Thesen in deutscher Übersetzung 1545

      Berlin, Reichsdruckerei 1892 - Benzing, Lutherbibliographie 87; vgl. Panzer IX, 70, 27; Proctor 11017; BMC, Luther 28; Kuczynski 1302; Jackson 706. - Diese sehr seltene Faksimile-Reproduktion des ersten Thesendrucks Martin Luthers wurde anlässlich der festlichen Einweihung der wiederhergestellten Schlosskirche in Wittenberg an die Festteilnehmer am 31. Oktober 1892 verteilt. Bis zu dieser Zeit war nur ein Exemplar dieses frühsten Thesendrucks im Britischen Museum bekannt. Durch Zufall fand der damalige Direktor des Berliner Kupferstichkabinetts Friedrich Lippmann bei einem Londoner Antiquar dieses seltene Thesenblatt, das schließlich der Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin überwiesen bzw. geschenkt wurde. Nach diesem Exemplar in der königlichen Bibliothek Berlin wurde diese Nachbildung in der Reichsdruckerei hergestellt. Als Zugabe dieser Faksimile-Reproduktion liegt die deutsche Übersetzung der 95 Thesen von 1545 bei (als Foto-Abzug). - Auf starkem Bütten der Reichsdruckerei gedruckt. In tadelloser Erhaltung. - This very rare facsimile reproduction of Martin Luther's first thesis print was distributed to the participants on October 31, 1892, on the occasion of the festive inauguration of the restored castle church in Wittenberg. Up to this time, only one copy of this earliest print in the British Museum was known. By chance, the former director of the Berliner Copperplate-cabinet Friedrich Lippmann found a rare thesis sheet at a Londoner antiquarian, which was ultimately presented over to the Royal Library in Berlin. After this copy in the Royal Library in Berlin, this facsimile was produced in the &#132;Reichsdruckerei Berlin". As an addition to this facsimile reproduction, the German translation of the 95 theses of 1545 is included. - Printed in a few copies on strong handmade paper of the &#132;Reichsdruckerei". In flawless condition Titel u. faks. Text der Thesen auf Doppelblatt u. 2 Seiten mit zweispalt. dt. Text auf Doppelblatt

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        ABBIE SAUNDERS. A Story of Pioneer Days in Minnesota.

      Fresno, CA: For the Author, 1892. 294 pages of text. Original unrestored blue hardcover cloth binding with gilt spine and front cover lettering; minor rubbing to extremities, and slight darkening of spine. Illustrated with a frontis of the homestead. Small chip to edge floral-decorated front endpaper. Text is printed on high-acid content paper, which is overall toned, without chips or tears. Previous owner's name neatly on a front endpaper. Rear hinge is starting to loosen.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Uncle Tom&#x92;s Cabin.

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1892. 2 vols., 8vo, lviii, 309; ix, 382 pp. Signed on the title page of Volume I by the author, and with lengthy autograph quotations signed tipped to the half-title pages of both volumes, each dated October 17, 1894. Full brown suede, decorative stamp and title on all four covers, gilt lettering on backstrip, green silk doublures, gilt top. Handsome volumes with minor wear to the backstrip crowns and feet and one or two marks on the suede. Enclosed in a modern protective box. The Riverside Press large paper edition, number 246 of 250, illustrated by E. W. Kemble; a late but magnificent edition of this work of tremendous historical significance. The elderly author shows a flash of her old industriousness in the full page inscription in Volume I: &#x93;Not one throb of anguish not one tear of the oppressed is forgotten by the Man of Sorrows the Lord of Glory. In His generous patient bosom he bears the anguish of a world&#x94;, and in Volume II where she quotes from Uncle Tom&#x92;s death scene: &#x93;Oh Mas&#x92;r George ye&#x92; are too late. The Lord&#x92;s bought me, and is going to take me home and I long to go. Heaven is better than Kintuck...&#x94;Both volumes are also inscribed &#x93;Written for Mr. W. H. Cathcart...&#x94; and signed and dated in full, and inserted in Volume I is an ALS by Stowe&#x92;s daughter, Miss H. B. Stowe, 4 pages, 8vo, Hartford, Oct. 17, 1894. &#x93;. . . I wished my mother to write in them for you if possible. But writing for her is such an effort now . . . [I] only ask it of her very occasionally . . . I have had her write an extract for each volume on separate paper. I did not venture to have her write in the books, for fear of defacing them . . . I have had her attempt two or three times to write for you but without success until to day, when what she has written is quite as good as we can ever expect from her again. . .&#x94;. Only two copies are recorded at auction with inscriptions by Stowe from the text, neither having two inscriptions.

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        Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas - 75 Karten in sieben Abteilungen enthaltend 514 Darstellungen über Geologie, Hydrologie, Metereologie, Erdmagnetismus, Pflanzenverbreitung, Tierverbreitung und Völkerkunde.

      VIII, 7, 5, 12, 20, 6, 10, 15, 75 S. Hardcover Orig.-Halbleder. Dritte Ausgabe von 1892. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel und Signatur. Einband stark bestoßen und abgerieben, Lederbezug der Kanten teilw. fehlend. Innen bis auf leichte Seitenbräunung sauber und gepflegt. Akzeptabler Zustand.

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        Berghaus\' Physikalischer Atlas - 75 Karten in sieben Abteilungen enthaltend 514 Darstellungen über Geologie, Hydrologie, Metereologie, Erdmagnetismus, Pflanzenverbreitung, Tierverbreitung und Völkerkunde.

      Gotha: Julius Perthes, 1892. Dritte Ausgabe VIII, 7, 5, 12, 20, 6, 10, 15, 75 S. Hardcover Orig.-Halbleder. Dritte Ausgabe von 1892. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel und Signatur. Einband stark bestoßen und abgerieben, Lederbezug der Kanten teilw. fehlend. Innen bis auf leichte Seitenbräunung sauber und gepflegt. Akzeptabler Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      New York: Lovell, Gestefeld &amp; Company, [1892].. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-270 [271-272: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark brown. First edition. A complex and powerful study of black magic. Mabel Collins is remembered today mostly for her occult writings on theosophy, but she was, first and last, a professional and prolific author of popular fiction. She probably belongs in the third, rather than the second, tier of Victorian authors; but Wolff had four of her titles; and in Percy Russell's A GUIDE TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN NOVELS (1894), she is (honorably) mentioned in between Mary Cholmondely and Marie Corelli. The daughter of another forgotten Victorian author, Mortimer Collins (who himself wrote a supernatural novel, TRANSMIGRATION), Mabel was introduced to Spiritualism by her husband and soon became a medium. In 1885 she produced (via automatic writing, allegedly) LIGHT ON THE PATH, a treatise on theosophy which has been reprinted many times. She became more closely connected with Madame Blavatsky as that decade progressed, housing her for several months and eventually becoming editor of the important theosophical journal, LUCIFER. But tensions between her and the ever-difficult Blavatsky eventually produced a rupture, mutual recriminations, a lawsuit -- and the present novel. It is in some ways a transparent roman a clef attack on Theosophy. Collins' adept Morial corresponds to Blavatsky's Moria; her Kuthumi to Blavatsky's Koot Hoomi. Her Miss Riga, the sour old maid who claims occult knowledge and leadership over her ward, Daphne, is a more displaced version of Blavatsky herself, who was fat, Russian and colorful -- and an outright charlatan, as Collins came to see. In other ways, this novel proceeds independently of the specifically theosophical, exploring the dangers of occultism in general. (Collins came to also reject Spiritualism as opening a door to sometimes hostile elementals.) After introducing the magician Morial in his secluded Tibetan paradise, Collins presents the innocent English lovers Julian and Daphne. The former is drawn by visions and Morial's personal magnetism to make the arduous trek to Tibet to become the master's favored disciple. Daphne, back in London, faces different dangers as her guardian Miss Riga scents a way to take control of her fortune and find fulfillment in power to make up for the absence of love in her life. The novel takes the reader back and forth between these two narratives. Daphne's story drags a little and her innocence cloys. But Julian's has the ingredients of a first-rate adventure story, with exotic and convincing backgrounds, well-paced action and genuine suspense as he, and the reader, gradually discover the true nature of Morial. With the addition of occult imagery and themes, this becomes a title that belongs on a core list of fiction dealing with black magic. A scarce book. This is the correct first edition. An English edition came out, anonymously, in 1895 as THE MAHATMA A STORY OF MODERN THEOSOPHY. Blavatsky had died in May 1891 -- before either of these editions appeared. One can only imagine her displeasure had she read them. Collins wrote several other pieces of occult fiction (THE BLOSSOM AND THE FRUIT; THE IDYLL OF THE WHITE LOTUS; THE STAR SAPPHIRE; THE STORY OF SENSA; SUGGESTION). What sets her work apart from most occult fiction is that she was neither a naive enthusiast nor a cynical and superficial exploiter of the subject. Bleiler (1978), p 46. Reginald 03216. Faint damp stain to top edge of text block, mild bump to lower fore-edge corner tip, a nearly fine copy. (#148068)

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        The principles and practice of medicine (first edition with clipped signature)

      Designed for the use of practitioners and students of medicine. New York : D. Appleton, 1892. First edition, second state (the spelling of Gorgias corrected on p. vi), with the advertisements dated September 1892. Octavo, handsomely bound in full crushed morocco, spine in compartments with contrasting title label, marbled endpapers (with a clipped signature of Wm. Osler to front pastedown), pp. xvi; [2]; 1079; [7]; 8, internally clean, a very good copy. A first edition, second printing of the seminal medical textbook by acclaimed Canadian physician William Osler. Osler's Princples remains one of the most influential medical works of all time, being a comprehensive survey of human physiology and leaving Osler with a reputation as the 'father of modern medicine'. As a functioning textbook most surviving copies are in to be found in worn condition, this example is handsomely bound and enhanced by an autograph from the great physician.

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        The Love-Lyrics & Songs of Proteus by Wilfred Scawen Blunt with the Love-Sonnets of Proteus by the same Author now Reprinted in their full text.

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1892 - One of only 300 copies on Flower paper. Printed in red and black in Golden type, two woodcut borders, each poem opening with a woodcut initial by Hooper after Morris, woodcut press device after Morris on the colophon leaf. Small 4to. bound in the original vellum (by J. &. J. Leighton) with yapp edges, spine lettered in gilt, plain endleaves, uncut edges. Contained within a new full green goatskin drop-over box, lined with suede, the front cover blocked in gilt with the Kelmscott device, incorporating red and white onlaid flowers, the spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second, third and at the foot. Ties detached, retaining three, lightly maked and slightly bowed, otherwise good. Presentation copy from Blunt to his erstwhile lover "Violet Fane", the subject of sonnet LV, "St. Valentine's Day". It is inscribed in ink on the front fly-leaf "Violet Fane from Proteus April 29. 1892". The writer Mary Singleton (1843-1905) achieved a succà s de scandale with her collection of poetry From Dawn to Noon, published in 1872 under the pseudonym "Violet Fane". She swiftly established herself in London literary and artistic society, counting Wilde, Robert Browning, Swinburne, and Whistler amongst her circle. In the early 1870s she had a very public affair with Blunt's cousin, the diplomat Philip Currie, whom she married after the death of her husband in 1893, and in 1880 she began a relationship with Blunt himself. "Her combination of wit and emotion sparked off in Wilfrid a new electric storm of poetry" (E. Longford, A Pilgrimage of Passion, p.161), producing sonnet LV, "St. Valentine's Day", which uses the metaphor of a hunt, ending: "I seem to see and follow still your face. / Your face my quarry was. For it I rode / My horse a thing of wings, myself a god"). The relationship between Blunt and Singleton did not last for long, but he kept in his papers a bunch of everlasting flowers tied with a crimson ribbon given by her and the two remained friends. This copy was inscribed to her shortly after his return from Egypt (where he had been since the beginning of the year), and is one of the earliest copies to be inscribed: the only earlier copies that can be traced are those inscribed to Frederick Locker-Lampson (22 April 1892) and Jane Morris (received by her on 26 April 1892). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        8 Stunden. Stellungnahme führender Künstler zum Achtstundentag. -- Ausstellungsexemplar.

      32 Seiten, 18 Abbildungen. 24 x 19,5 cm. Fototypografischer Original-Karton (Oskar Fischer). Publikation der Künstlerhilfe. - Solidaritätsschrift mit Beiträgen von 35 Künstlern, die sich in der von Willi Münzenberg gegründeten Internationalen Arbeiterhilfe engagierten und "alle Künstler und geistig Schaffenden!" aufruft, den Kampf um den Erhalt des Acht-Stunden-Tages zu unterstützen. Die Texte stammen u.a. von Erich Mühsam, Lu Märten, Otto Freundlich, Hans Richter, Arthur Segal, Berta Lask, Kurt Hiller, Mynona, Max Barthel, Erwin Piscator, die Illustrationen von Alfred Birkle, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Karl Holtz, Rudolf Schlichter, Heinrich Zille, Hans Baluschek und anderen mehr. --Die außergewöhnliche, sehr frühe fototypografische Umschlaggestaltung stammt von Oskar Fischer (1892-1955), Mitglied der Novembergruppe und des "Sturm"-Kreises. - Dieses Exemplar war Bestandteil der großen Ausstellung "Moskau-Berlin", die 1995 / 96 in beiden Städten gezeigt wurde. - Die Aktion der Künstlerhilfe bezog sich auf einen Erlass der Arbeitszeitverordnung vom Dezember 1923: Diese ließ eine solche Vielzahl an Ausnahmen zu, dass der 8 Stunden Tag - eine zentrale Errungenschaft der Novemberrevolution - praktisch zu verschwinden drohte. - Einband etwas staubgedunkelt und mit blassem Besitzeintrag, an den Rändern leicht berieben und mit kleineren Läsuren, erste und letzte Seite ebenfalls leicht staubgedunkelt und knittrig, insgesamt jedoch gut erhaltenes Exemplar des extrem seltenen Heftes.

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      D.W. Tilton,, Virginia City, M.T.: 1892 - 241, [1 blank] pp. A clean text. Original printed front wrapper [some spotting] laid down, modern plain wrappers, Very Good. Bound in a slipcase, with printed spine title. The scarce second edition of the first and "textually the most important book ever printed in Montana" [Howes]. The first edition is rarely seen today. "Perhaps no book excels Dimsdale's in presenting the picture of the lawless conditions that characterized the mining camps of the Rocky Mountain country. The author was editor of the Virginia City Montana Post and a participant in the extraordinary campaign against lawlessness. The book ran serially in the Post before being published in book form" [Adams]. It is "one of the most celebrated and important works dealing with the early occupation, upbuilding and civilization of the West.His is the first complete account of the group of desperadoes known in the '60's as 'Henry Plummer's Road Agent Band.' It tells of the reign of terror; recites the series of murders, stage coach and highway robberies, the organization of the miners into a committee of Vigilance" [Eberstadt]. Howes D345. Graff 1088. Adams, Six-Guns 596. 115 Eberstadt 358 and Streeter Sale 2221 [1866 edition]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (13 vols) & The Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes (2 vols) : Artists' Edition

      Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin, (1892-96). Artists' Edition, No. 104 of 750 copies. Silk quite rubbed at edges and corners with boards exposed, vellum spines quite clean and unworn, some foxing, some inner hinges starting.. 15 volumes. Original half white vellum and gilt red silk over boards, octavos (5.5 x 8.75 inches), illustrated with photogravure plates, facsimiles. Card autographed by Oliver Wendell Holmes and dated Boston, Dec. 26th 1889 mounted to front pastedown. BAL 9214 (exc. Life & Letters). Though the delicate red silk has deteriorated somewhat the gilt vellum spines are unblemished and the set looks very attractive on the shelf.

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        THE WORKS OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (13 vols) & The Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes (2 vols) : Artists' Edition

      Boston and NY Houghton Mifflin (1892-96) 15 volumes. Original half white vellum and gilt red silk over boards, octavos (5.5 x 8.75 inches), illustrated with photogravure plates, facsimiles. Silk quite rubbed at edges and corners with boards exposed, vellum spines quite clean and unworn, some foxing, some inner hinges starting.

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        La Comedie Parisienne

      G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, L. Conquet, Paris 1892 - Half glossy pink and marbled paper, lettering and illustration stamped on spine -- preserving the original wraps and backstrip. llustrated with 250 drawings. Number 18 from a limited edition of 100 copies on "papier de Chine." Boards lightly rubbed; small scuff marks at spine tips, corners, and along edges of boards. Some faint foxing along edges of text block, none of it infringing into the margins, text, or illustrations -- internally bright and clean. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The American Claimant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition (no Library of Congress date of publication recorded, preventing any priority-of-issue determination). 8vo: xvi,17-277,[1],[8, advertisements]pp, with frontispiece and 23 pen-and-ink illustrations by Dan Beard. Publisher's original olive-green pictorial cloth, upper cover stamped in black (vignette of stars and stripes, beneath which are the English lord and the American claimant) and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt and stamped in black with the ornament of an eagle. A Fine copy with only trivial faults: points and spine ends rubbed, very slight toning to page edges, otherwise fresh, tight and unmarked. BAL 3434. Johnson, p.53. Twain's comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches was published first in various newspapers by the McClure Syndicate and later in the Idler magazine, in 12 numbers. He wrote the novel with the help of recently invented (by Edison) phonographic dictation (precursor of the Dictaphone), supposedly the first author to do so. The novel was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, again, the first of its kind in fictitious literature. Indeed, all the weather in The American Claimant is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        La France artistique et monumentale...

      A la librairie illustrée, 1892. Sei volumi di cm.32, pp. oltre 1.200 complessive. Con moltissime incisioni nel testo e tavole fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro. Poche fioriture scarse, esemplare complessivamente ben conservato ed elegantemente rilegato.

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        Finger Prints

      London: Macmillan, 1892. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. Royal 8vo: xvi,216pp, with 34 tables and 23 figures on 16 (15?) full-page plates. Vertically grained maroon cloth, covers ruled in blind, spine stamped gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. Manuscript ex-libris in elegant script to title page. A superior copy: endpapers possibly renewed but very skillfully so, smudges on several pages, but generally clean and bright. PMM 376. Garrison-Morton 186. Heirs of Hippocrates 1905. Norman 867. Cushing G81. Bibliotheca Osleriana 1598. Waller 19650. The value of the fine ridges in the epidermis of the palmar surfaces of the fingers as a means of identification was known to the Chinese and others long before Galton proposed their use for such purposes. In the 1860s, Sir William James Herschel published a letter in the journal Nature, describing his method for identifying criminals in India by their fingerprints. Twenty years later, Henry Faulds, a Scottish surgeon working in Tokyo, published a letter, also in Nature, proposing a method to record fingerprints with printing ink. But it was Galton whose detailed studies of fingerprints led to the adoption of a classification that is still the basis for the system used throughout the world today. Galton saw Herschel's letter, and over the next five years developed his own statistical model of fingerprint analysis and identification, classifying fingerprint patterns into eight broad categories and devising a classification system. He had calculated that the chance of a false positive (two different individuals having the same fingerprints) was about 1 in 64 billion. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Indian fairy tales... illustrated by John D. Batten

      David Nutt, 1892. 8vo (cm. 25), XIV-(2)255 pp. con n.t. e 18 tavv. f.t. protetta velina. Bella legatura in piena pelle bleu con nervi, fili e titoli oro al ds. Cornici e fleurons angolari ai piatti e dentelles. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Taglio superiore dorato. Copertine editoriali figurate a colori conservate all’interno. Prima edizione a tiratura limitata e numerata (ns. esemplare n. 160 di 160), impressa su ‘japanese vellum paper’. Questa tiratura di testa ha la suite di tavole raddoppiata rispetto alle altre: ciascuna tavola è infatti presente sia in nero che in una tonalità seppia. Eccellente esemplare.

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        THE NEW EDEN ..

      London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1892.. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-258 [259: printer's imprint] [260: blank] [note: pages (3-6), the frontispiece and illustrated title page, a conjugate leaf, is inserted] + 24-page publisher's catalogue dated "6/92" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial salmon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, black coated endpapers. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Hyne on recto of front free endpaper: "G. F. France / with the author's compliments / 1 October 1892." Hyne's second speculative novel, in which a scientist isolates a boy and girl on two remote tropical islands for experimental purposes. "A Robinsonade of feral man, embodying a philosophy of social development... An interesting document, surprisingly frank for its period, and prepared without the sensationalism of Hyne's other work. It is reasonably rigorous within the author's frame of reference." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1152. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 128. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 49. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07687. Cloth a bit rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel darkened (as usual), otherwise a clean, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149739)

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        La Comedie Parisienne

      Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, L. Conquet, 1892. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Half glossy pink and marbled paper, lettering and illustration stamped on spine -- preserving the original wraps and backstrip. llustrated with 250 drawings. Number 18 from a limited edition of 100 copies on "papier de Chine." Boards lightly rubbed; small scuff marks at spine tips, corners, and along edges of boards. Some faint foxing along edges of text block, none of it infringing into the margins, text, or illustrations -- internally bright and clean.

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