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

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

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1892. 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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      København, P. G. Philipsens Forlag, 1892. 516 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Liten etikett innklebet på forsats (Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik, Leipzig 1914).. *Ryggen falmet, ellers et rent og pent eks

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        The Works 6 Volumes

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

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

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

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        The Social Economist: Gunton's Magazine

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

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

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        Skandinaviens fiskar.

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

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        Mountaineering: The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

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

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        Procuracoes Particulares, Decreto N 79 de 26 [Bound With 5 Titles]

      1892. [Brazil]. Procuracoes Particulares, Decreto N. 79 de 26 de Agosto de 1892 Que Dispoe Sobre Procuracoes por Instrumento Particular de Proprio Punho, Seguido de Formularios por um Advogado. Pelotas: Echenique & Irmao, 1892. 27, [3] pp. [Bound with] Lei No. 11 de 4 de Janeiro de 1896: Organisacao Political, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Officinas Typographicas de Echenique Irmaos & Cia., 1904. 15 pp. [And] Facturas ou Contas Assignadas: Reguladas Pelo Dec. N. 11527 de 17 de Marco de 1915 e Legislacao Referente. Com Annotacoes e Formulario. Pelotas: Echenique & C., 1915. 18, [1] pp., folding table. [And] Nova Regimento de Custas Judiciarias Contendo a Lei N. 11 de 28 de Novembro de 1896. Pelotas: Echenique & Irmao, 1896. 48, [1] pp. [And] Lei No 10 de 16 de Dezembro de 1895: Organisacao Judiciaria, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Officinas Typographicas de Echenique Irmaos & Comp., 1903. 108, 20 pp. [And] Teixeira, Luiz Candido, Annotator. Decretos Nos. 63 e 64 do Governo do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul Dando Regulamento as Custas e Taxa Judiciaria Approvado Pelo Congresso do Estado Pelos Decretos Nos. 11 e 12. Explicado por um Promptuario em Forma de Abcdario. Porto Alegre: Typographia de Cesar Reinhardt, 1897. 167 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title (Procuracoes Particulares, 1892) to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities. Some browning to text, minor tears and chips to edges of some leaves. Later owner stamps in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * This is a collection of amendments. The first three address the Brazilian Civil Code, the final three address that of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. All are well-annotated and the final two are, in essence, brief treatises. No copies of any title located on OCLC.

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      London: Lawrence & Bullen 1892. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1892.. Three volumes. Original medium green textured cloth, ruled in blind, spines lettered in gilt. Spine lettering very slightly dull, endsheets a bit tanned, a few minor smudges to cloth, but a very good, tight set, with the bookplate of Pickford Waller in each volume. First edition. Davidson's only triple-decker, a collaboration with Charles James Wills, M.D., M.R.C.S. (1842-1912), and a rare book. Wills was trained as a physician and spent some time in that practice before turning to literature in 1882, at the age of 40. He began his new career as a travel writer, and then went on to publish more than a dozen novels. John Davidson, some 15 years younger than his colleague, is now the better known of the two. He wrote plays, poetry of ideas, journalism, short stories, and philosophy; he was a member of the Rhymers' Club, and a contributor to THE YELLOW BOOK. Davidson's later years were wretched, despite the patronage of such notables as Edmund Gosse and George Bernard Shaw, and in the end he committed suicide. Recent studies have revealed that Davidson wrote other books with Wills, but this title is the only one to acknowledge the collaboration on the title- page. The NUC lists four copies (CtY, MiU, NjP, NNC), to which OCLC adds two others (CLU [Sadleir], TxU). Not in Wolff and not in the Colbeck collection. We've handled one other set, some years ago, as part of a Davidson collection sold en bloc. SADLEIR 676. STONEHILL 9. NCBEL III:620.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Proof portrait wood engraving of Harriet Beecher Stowe, and artist's Autograph Letter, signed concerning it, with another engraving of unidentified man

      n.p 1892 n.p, 1892. (STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER) Stowe image 9-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches, 14 x 11 inches overall. . Stowe engraving with almost imperceptible tear without loss, others fine. Scribner's Magazine, February 1895, pp. 186-88 . Gustav Kruell (1843-1907) was born in Germany and established himself as an engraver in Stuttgart. He came to the US in 1873, and quickly obtained commissions from the leading illustrated periodicals. He fell under the artistic influence of the famed engraver W.J. Linton, with the result that his portraits took on a clarity and liveliness uncommon in his day. His most famous work is probably the Lincoln of 1891; the following year he produced the superb Stowe portrait offered here (Stowe died in 1896). His Autograph Letter, signed, written from East Orange, NJ to J.R. Mitchel conveying the proof, reads, "Your favor enclosing check if $15.00 for Portrait of Beecher Stowe came to me today--I send the same by express with this. I hope the picture will not disappoint you for I sought for no effect but tried to make every one see into this great woman who could [be?] so calm in a time of greatest excitements as only a true woman can do. Very truly yours, G. Kruell." Also included is a fine 5 x 7 proof portrait of an unidentified man--both it and the Stowe portrait are signed in the plate and in pencil below. A SUPERB IMAGE AND ARTIST'S COMMENTARY

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        Napoli Nobilissima

      Rivista di topografia ed arte napoletana. Napoli, 1892-1922. 18 volumi in folio. Articoli dei più insigni scrittori del tempo: Benedetto Croce, Schipa, Bartolomeo Capasso, Ceci, Bertaux, de Rinaldis, Di Giacomo, Giulio de Montemayor, Vittorio Spinazzola, Corrado Ricci, Michele Ruggiero, Lorenzo Salazar ed altri. Mezza tela, titolo in oro ai dorsi. Edizione originale. Esemplare scompleto. Mancano: 1892 fascicolo 11; 1904 fascicolo IV; 1906 fascicoli I-III-IV; 1920 fascicolo I da pag.5 a pag.12.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Dizionario di chimica pura ed applicata contenente: la chimica organica ed inorganica, la chimica applicata all'industria, all'agricoltura ed alle arti, la chimica analitica, la chimica fisica e la mineralogia

      8° grande (cm. 28) mz. pergamena con angoli, tass. con tit. oro ai dorsi, voll. 7, pp. 1084; 1308; 1218; 1024; 1148; 1146; 784, 98 (di supplemento). Alcune tavole fuori testo e molte incisioni nel testo. Alcune usuali fioriture sparse ma buon esempl. di rara opera. L'A. (1817-1884) fu un celebre chimico francese, ben conosciuto dai chimici organici per la reazione di Wurtz e per le sue scoperte di etilammina , glicole etilenico , e la reazione aldolica. Il discorso introduttivo al suo Dictionnaire (pubblicato anche separatamente nel 1869), si apre con la frase, la Chimie est une scienza française . Anche se ha sollevato una tempesta di proteste in Germania, la frase è meno nazionalista di quanto sembri, egli intendeva riferirsi solo alla nascita della chimica sotto il grande Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.

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      Munchen, Franz Hanfstaengl, s. d. (ma 1892 o 1894). In 4to grande, antip. con A. e titolo, front. con piccola ill., indice, pp. 6 n.n. (di E. von Wald - Zedtwitz), a seguire 60 ill. lit. in b/n o virate in verde, in marrone o in seppia, di cui molte a p. p., raffig. vedute, scorci di paesaggi e personaggi caratteristici della Capri ottocentesca, leg. in t. tela verde, ill. al piatto con i faraglioni sullo sfondo, Autore e titolo in oro, fogli di sguardia in carta decorata, tagli in oro. Bel volume di Christian Wilhelm Allers, noto illustratore e litografo tedesco, autore di piacevoli album litografici dedicati alle mete dei suoi viaggi (Interlaken, Grindelwald, il Wetterhorn, il lago di Lucerna, Napoli e Capri, i cui volumi sono peraltro i pi? celebri), in cui si rendono efficacemente l'atmosfera dei luoghi e le impressioni che potevano trarne i viaggiatori sul finire del XIX secolo, quando il viaggio era ancora in gran parte un'avventura individuale. Sono ritratte carrozze ferroviarie, piccole stazioni, grandi alberghi, locande, i passatempi dei turisti, i ristoranti e le "tables d'hotes". Christian Allers, innamorato della sua Capri, dove possedeva anche una bella villa, a Punta Tragara, se ne andava in giro con ammiratori, signore e amici, aprendo in qualsiasi posto l'ombrello e lavorando en plein air: disegnava ovunque ne avesse voglia, dove c'era una superficie adatta o qualora qualcuno glielo chiedesse; lasciava schizzi e bozzetti sulle pareti degli alberghi, sulla pagine del registro viaggiatori, sulle pareti di osterie e caff?, perfino, ci dicono, sugli specchi dei barbieri. Particolarmente bello e ricercato questo volume dedicato a Capri. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        The Hakone District

      Yokohama: Yokohama Printing and Publishing Company, 1892 In grey decorative stiff paper wraps, with 2 cotton ties, corners a little thumbed, ink mark to front cover below title which is in black ink within box, no title to spine, which has most cloth missing. Internally, ink dedication dated 1905 to a Museum in Yokohama by a Miss Moss to ffep above details of where printed, map & 17 pages of plates which include 3 pages which have 4 plates per page the remainder 1 per page, most of the plates have guard sheet with letter press, and each plate has a leaf of descriptive text by James Murdoch, in collotype. Unique to say the least!

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      In-4 p., 5 voll., mz. pelle mod., filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. compl. 3.824, molto ben illustr. nel t. da oltre 5.000 inc. su legno e con 80 belle tavv. in cromolitografia. Nell'opera "la description succincte des plantes connues et cultivées en Europe; la culture potagère, l'arboriculture, la description et la culture de toutes les Orchidées, Broméliacées, Plamiers, Fougères, Plantes de serre, plantes annuelles, etc.; le tracé des jardins; le choix et l'emploi des espèces propres à la décoration des parcs et jardins; l'Entomologie, la Chimie horticole; la Glossologie botanique; outils, serres et accessoires employés en horticulture, etc.". Esempl. con qualche fiorit. interc. nel t., tavv. molto ben conservate.

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      Ware, Mass.:: Charles W. Eddy,. 1892.. Oblong format: 8-5/8" x 10-1/2". 1st edition. 8 leaves of stiff-stock mounting board. 1st leaf with title, printed recto only. 2nd leaf with contents on recto; 1st photograph on verso.. Disbound, and apparently lacking front board.. Age toning to mounting leaves. Photographs generally sharp, though. 'Nymphthea' shows a bit of fading to upper left quadrant. Despite. disbound nature, a Very Good item.. Orr's Island is in Casco Bay and the Gulf of Maine. This photographic work's title possibly inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's earlier publication, The Pearls of Orr's Island [1862]. Eddy a documented author & publisher of this sort of 'view' material, however, we find no current record of this particular work... not found in the NUC, nor on OCLC. No sale record found on Americana Exchange, nor American Book Prices Current. Rare. . 14 original albumen photographs of Orr's Island, including 'Steamer Merryconeag', 'Grassy Road', 'Eaton Cottage', 'From Eaton Cottage', 'Point of Rocks', 'The Grotto', 'The Pearl's Home', 'Capt. Kittridge House', 'Old Church at Harpswell', 'Harpswell Chariot', 'Cove at Bailey's Island', 'The Nymphthea', 'Serf [sic] at Bailey's Island', & 'Bridges from Orr's Island.'

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        Maud Humphrey's Book of Fairy Tales

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

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      Munchen, Franz Hanfstaengl, 1892. In folio imperiale (cm. 50 x 37); pp. 8 n.nn. di testo e 62 disegni, di cui 9 a colori. Legatura editoriale in tela verde, illustrazione al piatto anteriore con titolo e fregi in oro. Tutti i personaggi riscontrabili nella storia di Capri. Contadini, paesani, scene di vita, panorami, stradette e vie. E? l?opera più famosa su Capri. Per i disegni, per le didascalie che accompagnano ciascuna illustrazione, per il taglio delle vedute, per i costumi degli abitanti, per l?architettura oggi scomparsa, l?opera di Allers è assai suggestiva e bella

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Die Briefumschlage der Deutschen Staaten.

      Berlin, 1892-5. Parts 1 - 15 bound in 12 vols. retaining paper covers. Some wear to paper covers otherwise fine. Ex Ricketts with his library stamp on covers. A rare complete set.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1892. ONE OF 250 COPIES. A Prominently Signed Binding by Annie MacDonald,With Impressively Modelled Detail in Cover Scenes 197 x 146 mm (7 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 6 p. l., 100 pp., 4 leaves (colophon and ads). EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE MODELLED GOATSKIN BY MRS. ANNIE MACDONALD OF THE GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS, front cover with large lobed frame, its upper corners enclosing the binder's initial and the date (1897), the lower corners with daffodil blooms, the large central panel showing an elaborately detailed scene featuring a woman with long, flowing hair entreating the god Mercury in his signature winged hat and sandals, the two figures surmounted by an imperial crown through which twines a sprig of mistletoe (a design that appears in the woodcut frame on the title page), lower cover showing the woman kneeling by a man reclining on a couch, this scene enclosed in an oval beaded frame; flat spine with modelled title flanked by pine cone device at head and tail, green watered silk pastedowns framed by unusual turn-ins decorated with gilt vines and calf circles painted green and blue, leather hinges, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Title page with full woodcut border filled with intertwined pine branches and mistletoe, colophon with pine cone device. Verso of front flyleaf with engraved bookplate of Charles Williston McAlpin (see below); extra paper title labels tipped onto rear blank. Two tiny red (ink?) marks to upper cover, inevitable offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, once-detached front flyleaf tipped onto front free endpaper, other trivial defects, but still A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, and the leaves fresh and clean. This book is a wonderful example of both the writing and binding skills of women in the Arts and Crafts movement. According to DNB, "Michael Field" was the pseudonym adopted by poet Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), who together aspired "to write great verse tragedies based on historical subjects, calling up the male Elizabethan tradition and eschewing modern realism." This work is a dramatic retelling of a popular Medieval tale: the poisoning of the Holy Roman Emperor Otho III by his concubine Stephania, in revenge for the murder of her husband, Otho's political opponent Crescentius. DNB tells us our poets "issued much of their work through private presses in small, beautifully decorated editions," many of them designed by their friend, the artist Charles Ricketts. The future founder of the Vale Press designed and illustrated several books for our publishers Mathews and Lane around the time this work was issued, so it is conceivable that he is responsible for the attractive woodcut decoration here. The style of modelled leather that we see on our covers originated in Edinburgh with Mrs. Annie MacDonald (d. 1924), whose own work and that of her pupils played an important role in the history of British bookbinding, especially among women. Inspired by Medieval books, she began teaching herself and others in the early 1890s (in a group that became known as the Edinburgh Arts and Crafts Club) the special technique of modelling seen on our binding. MacDonald used undressed goatskin, which mellows with age from white to a rich amber color, and worked it with one small tool, without cutting, raising, or padding the leather. Tidcombe gives MacDonald the credit for inspiring the bookseller Frank Karslake in 1898 to establish the Guild of Women Binders (see following two items) and says that "MacDonald was the prime mover in this, as she was eager to have a London outlet for bindings produced by her group. . . . Their modelled goatskin bindings comprised 40 of the 114 bindings shown in the first Guild exhibition." The design of our binding is impressive in the precision and extent of detail seen in the modelling, and it is, as a whole, a fine, flamboyant, and prominently signed exemplar of MacDonald's work. Former owner Charles Williston McAlpin, son of tobacco magnate David McAlpin, served as Secretary of Princeton University (his alma mater) from 1901 to 1914.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Limited Edition, one of 200 copies on paper. Vellum Binding. Octavo. Full bound in stiff vellum with yapp edges as issued; title blocked in gold on the spine; staining to the vellum and the endpapers; three of the four silk ties remain; a few of the preliminary and terminal pages have some light staining on the bottom and top edges, but the textblock is by and large quite clean and bright; this is the last of the Kelmscott books to have the edges left untrimmed and the last but for Hand and Soul (1895) bound in stiff vellum; a beautiful full border and decorative initials throughout; printed in Morris's Golden type gorgeous Kelmscott colophon on the last leaf; one of the scarcer Kelmscott titles; digital images can be made available upon request. Peterson (A9)

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        An encampment of Kelly's Army with Jack London

      A few brown spots in upper area (sky), a pencilled arrow pointing to Jack London in lower right corner, pencilled in the sky area "Jack London". Background faded but middle and foreground very strong and clear. Original photographic print approximately 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches. sepia toned photograph, mounted on black cardboard The photograph was taken in the spring of 1892 when the young author-to-be was briefly a member of "Kelly's Army". This west coast group was a contingent of what was known as "Coxey's Army". Jacob S. Coxey had the idea that nationwide road building backed by vast federal funding would provide a source of enployment during that depressed time. The reason behind the "armies" was to have them march on Washington in support of the idea.& This photograph shows a large group of men sprawled on the ground with a rooster in the center. Some tents and two American flags are visible in the closer background. In the foreground are two men, one facing away from the camera and the other, Jack London, facing the camera.& The photograph was first reproduced in The Book of Jack London by Charmian London on page 165, later in A Pictorial Life of Jack London by Russ Kingman, page 53.& With:& The Palimpsest. Jack London and Kelly's Army. Iowa City, Iowa: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1971. 12mo, pictorial wrappers. Fine. The volume contains the part of London's diary or "log" that he wrote while with Kelly's army by permission of Charmian London. It gives a rich background to the photograph .

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        Russland. 3. Auflage

      Leipzig, Baedeker 1892. 17 cm. 50, 470 Seiten mit 11 meist gefalteten Karten und 16 Plänen, Original-Verlagseinband, Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Umschlagtitel und Lesebändchen - Hinrichsen, Baedeker D 459 - Die 2. Ausgabe über das gesamte europäische Russland. Im hinteren Innendeckel Besitzstempel, schönes Exemplar -

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        Impressions d' Italie. No 5: Napoli. Suite pour Orchestre. Transcription pour Piano: Alfred Bachelet

      Paris: H. Tellier, n.d. (ca. 1892)., 1892. Folio; 2ff., 21 pp. Recent quater red morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, marbled boards. Publisher's original pictorial upper cover bound in. Charpentier wrote 5 pieces for his "Impressions d'Italie": Serenade, A la Fontaine, A Mules, Sur les Cimes, et Napoli. FIRST EDITION, with a SIGNED inscription to front end paper from the composer to Gabriel Marie.

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        Signed original photo

      Ivo Andri? ( Dolac kod Travnika, 1892. ? Beograd, 1975.). Pripovjeda?, pjesnik i esejist. Dobitnik Nobelove nagrade za knji?evnost 1961. Prvi predsjednik Saveza knji?evnika Jugoslavije. Originalna fotografija by Wide World Photos. Potpis Ive Andri?a.

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        GHOST STORIES together with MORE GHOST STORIES (2 volumes)

      1892. Paperback. Good. STEAD, W. T., ed. REAL GHOST STORIES: A RECORD OF AUTHENTIC APPARITIONS. BEING THE CHRISTMAS NUMBER OF THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS together with MORE GHOST STORIES: A SEQUEL TO "REAL GHOST STORIES." BEING A NEW YEAR'S EXTRA NUMBER OF THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS (2 volumes). London and New York: The Review of Reviews, 1892. First editions, later reprinted. 4to., pictorial printed wrappers. Good, rear wrapper detached from REAL GHOST STORIES, spine slightly chipped. Occasional light foxing. Illustrated in b/w. MORE GHOST STORIES: loose binding, staples removed, covers intact but splitting at front joint. Complete. Light foxing. Spiritualism, haunted houses in England, ghostly apparitions, premonitions, more paranormal phenomena. Highly collectible and very interesting gathering of stories. With warning to readers: not for the timid!!

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        The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier : Illustrated with Steel Portraits and Photogravures. Seven Volumes in Fourteen and Complete with the Additional Two Volumes (In Four) Covering the Author's Life and Letters Contents: I-IV. Poetical Works -- V-VII. Prose Works -- VIII-IX. Life and Letters

      Boston And New York, Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1892. 1st Edition. "A list of Mr. Whittiers poems, arranged chronologically": v. 4, p. 397-409. Very good copies all in the original grey buckram; spines paper-labeled. All edges gilt. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Publisher's device to the title. Tissue-guarded portrait frontis with descriptive letterpress.

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        The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Artists' Edition in Seven Volumes: Illustrated with Steel Portraits and Photogravures (finely bound)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. 3/4 leather. First edition thus. Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. Limited to 750 numbered sets, set #203 printed on laid paper. Complete poems in 4 volumes, prose in 3 volumes. Bound in 3/4 brown pebbled morocco with maroon and gold marbled boards and end papers, top edge gilt, maroon ribbon markers. Illustrated with portraits and engravings under tissue guard. A near fine, crisp set, pages and text fine, clean and bright - some pages unopened, bindings and leather fine with no wear, except rear board of volume 1, where the marbled paper and lower corner tip has been pulled off and is lacking, otherwise a fine set - easily repaired.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..

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        Waverley Novels. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Old Mortality. Rob Roy. The Heart of Midlothian. The Bride of Lammermoor. The Black Dwarf. A Legend of Monrose. Ivanhoe. The Monastery. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The Pirate. The Fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the Peak. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan’s Well. Redgauntlet. The Betrothed. The Talisman. Woodstock. Chronicles of the Canongate. The Fair Maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The Surgeon’s Daughter. Castle Dangerous

      Boston: Dana Estes & Company 1892-94. . Illustrated Cabinet edition, 48 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces and numerous plates, one half title with a closed tear. Original blue cloth with gilt spines, t.e.g., some rubbing otherwise a very good set.

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        Contributions to the History of Cryptography

      [mid-1970s] . [together with;] Contributions to the History of Cryptology. [&] A Collection of Papers and Chapters on the Use of Mathematics in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. 7 volumes, quarto (291 × 206 mm). First 6 in vari-coloured buckram backed textured paper boards, the last in blue full buckram, titles gilt to spines. Largely typescript with numerous mounted photographic and photostat illustrations, cipher alphabets inked to the text. Slight shelf-wear, but overall very good. Unmarked as such, but from the collection of Dr. Carl H. Meyer, co-designer of the Data Encryption Standard (DES); holder of 15 patents in the field of cryptography; author of the article on cryptography for the McGraw Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology and co-author, with S. M. Matyas, of Cryptography - A New Dimension in Computer Data Security. Fascinating collection of around 80 typed transcripts, clipped and photostat-ed excerpts of articles from various academic journals - British, American, French, German, Austrian - organized as illustrations of the development of cryptography, cryptology and cryptanalysis. The first two volumes relate to ciphers and keys and include Ludwig von Rockinger on a Bavarian collection of sixteenth-century code keys extracted from the Archivalische Zeitschrift for 1892; two pieces by Yves Gylden on French codes of the eighteenth century from the Revue Internationale de Criminalistique; and several photostat-ed pages from John Wallis's Opera… relating to decipherment. The following three volumes contain papers specifically on the development of cipher-writing with three pieces by Charles J. Mendelsohn; a transcription from K. F. Lehmann's scarce, Danzig, 1786 pamphlet on Bergsträßer's optical telegraph with plates; and a two-part article by Gabriel Dallet on the possible applications of codes taken from the Revue Scientifique, 1887. The sixth volume is titled "Black Cabinets and Famous Cryptanalysts," and contains a lengthy piece by F. Stix on the Austrian cabinets noirs and a translation by Mendelsohn of Simonetta's 'Treatise on Deciphering,' originally published in the Signal Corps Bulletin in 1937. The final volume concentrates on mathematical aspects of cryptographic and cryptanalytic problems including a presentation copy of a mimeographed paper on the Hill Cipher by Richard E. Powell, dated Berkeley, 1950; two papers on the Kryha machine by Georg Hamel; and Hans Rohrbach's 'Chiffrierverfahren der neuesten Zeit' from the Archiv der elektrischen Übertragung, 1948 with a translation by Howard T. Oakley. An extremely unusual and absorbing trouvaille.

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        THE STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio

      London: T Fisher Unwin, 1892 16 mo, VG+, 2nd impression.In its contemporary decorative red and cream cloth covers, title in red, edges rubbed and soiled very slightly. Decorative spine, titles in red, edges very lightly bumped and rubbed. Internally, some light spotting to endpapers, ink name to fep (Katie Roberts), half title with Children's Library titles to verso, and the tissue guarded frontis present, [4], [1], 2-232 pp, 1 plate and 38 illustrations by Mazzanti, part of the Childrens Library Series, published in the same year as the first English impression, printed by R & R Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.Very Rare! and untouched by the binder restorer!C. Collodi, pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini (born Nov. 24, 1826, Florence, Tuscany [Italy]—died Oct. 26, 1890, Florence), Italian author and journalist, best known as the creator of Pinocchio, the childlike puppet whose adventures delight children around the world. See Britannica comE Mazzanti - see p321 Bland Hist of Book Illustration.

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        Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel / Francis Rabelais ; translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux ; with an intro by Anatole de Montaiglon ; illust by L. Chalon

      London : Lawrence and Bullen, 1892. 1st edition, limited. Number 142 of only 210 copies printed. [ Gargantua et Pantagruel. English ]. Physical desc.: Complete in 2 volumes : ill. ; 30 cm. Translated from the French. Other names: Motteux, Peter Anthony (1660-1718). Montaiglon, Anatole de Courde (1824-1895). Chalon, Louis (b. 1866). Subject: French literature - Works. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Port of New York. Birds Eye View from the Battery, Looking South

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1892. unbound. very good(+). Parsons, Charles and Lyman Atwater. Original color lithograph. Image measures 26.25" x 38", with frame 32.25" x 44". An excellent example of the rare 1892 edition of a dramatic birds eye view of the port of New York. Included below the title is a list of fifty-seven references to sites of interest. At the center of the image is Castle Garden, originally an island and cultural hub with a world famous theater. The piece shows the building when it was still operating as the world's first immigration center. In 1892, when it was replaced by Ellis Island, Castle Garden returned to its roots of entertainment and became an aquarium. The flurry of activity in one of the world's busiest ports is palpable, with horse drawn streetcars along the Battery and boats and ships veering in and around Staten Island, Governor's Island, part of Brooklyn and New Jersey. The Statue of Liberty had just been completed in 1886. Currier & Ives called themselves the "Printmakers to the People" and they produced thousands of images that chronicled the growth of the United States. Founded in 1834, Currier & Ives produced high quality lithographs until the business closed in 1907. The piece has been expertly restored and is framed and sealed with padded rabbet and UF5 conservation plexiglass.

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        The Novels Of George Eliot

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The seven novels of George Eliot together with a volume ofshort stories, in uniform fine bindings by Bumpus, with binder's stamp to front free endpaper. In eight volumes complete. New edition. The volumes are as follows: Adam Bede; The Mill on the Floss; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Scenes of Clerical Life; Felix Holt the Radical; Romola; Middlemarch; and Daniel Deronda. Mary AnneEvans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (187172), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years. Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language. Previous owner's ink inscription to verso of front free endpapers of first and last volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Front hinge to volume one starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional spotting, mostly to endpapers and text block edge and the occasional mark to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1892. First edition, 26 x 18cm (8vo), in publisher's vellum-backed grey boards w/cream paper title-label (printed in green) to spine, raised bands, deckle edges, [i-ix] x-xi [xii-xiv], [1] 2-366 pp. + frontis leaf, w/numerous b&w illustrations by Henry Justice Ford. Limited Edition (121/150) printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London. Binding Good (spine darkened w/tail chipped away, covers moderately soiled, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine. Green 82 ("the earlier fairy books were issued also in limited editions on large paper"), 244.

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        Egypt: Three Essays on the History, Religion and Art of Ancient Egypt

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1892. First edition. Royal 8vo (10 x 6-1/2 inches). Colored map of the Nile delta and 32 collotype plates from photos. [8], 86 pp. Publisher's vellum, designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, with tall, gilt lotus device on upper cover, gilt decorated spine. Vellum a bit soiled and foxed. With the engraved bookplate of Theodor Low De Vinne, printer, typographer, and historian of printing . Brimmer, a Boston businessman and one of the founders of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, travelled to Egypt in 1890 with his niece, Mrs. John Jay [Minna Timmins] Chapman, and the two co-authored these little essays. Brimmer was a close friend of fellow Bostonian Sarah Wyman Whitman, and her design for the binding of his book - whose appearance breathes the spirit of the 90s and the Art and Crafts Movement - represents one of her greatest triumphs. At the time the book was in press, Daniel Berkeley Updike was supervising The Riverside Press in Cambridge. The presence of De Vinne's bookplate provides a remarkable association, given that Updike's first private commission (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) was printed in the same year by De Vinne himself

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        Writings of Henry David Thoreau, The

      1892-1894. The Thorough Thoreau:His Complete WorksTHOREAU, Henry David. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. With Bibliographical Introductions and Full Indexes. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1892-1894. Riverside Edition. Eleven octavo volumes. (7 11/16 x 5 in; 195 x 125 mm). Frontispieces with tissue guards. Printed at the Riverside Press.Publishers three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set."Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them...His work is so rich, and so full of the complex contradictions that he explored, that his readers keep reshaping his image to fit their own needs. Perhaps he would have appreciated that, for he seems to have wanted most to use words to force his readers to rethink their own lives creatively, different though they may be, even as he spent his life rethinking his, always asking questions, always looking to nature for greater intensity and meaning for his life" (Woodlief, Ann. Henry David Thoreau. American Transcendentalism Web, Virginia Commonweath University).Includes:1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers2. Walden3. The Maine Woods4. Cape Cod5. Early Spring in Massachusetts6. Summer7. Autumn8. Winter9. Excursions10. Miscellanies11. Familiar Letters

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        The Hakone District

      Yokohama: Yokohama Printing and Publishing Company, 1892 In grey decorative stiff paper wraps, with 2 cotton ties, corners a little thumbed, ink mark to front cover below title which is in black ink within box, no title to spine, which has most cloth missing. Internally, ink dedication dated 1905 to a Museum in Yokohama by a Miss Moss to ffep above details of where printed, map & 17 pages of plates which include 3 pages which have 4 plates per page the remainder 1 per page, most of the plates have guard sheet with letter press, and each plate has a leaf of descriptive text by James Murdoch, in collotype. Unique to say the least!

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        Ex Ponto

      First edition ( limited in just 125 copyes) of first work of Nobel price winner Ivo Andric. Signed by author. Poetry. Ilustrations by famous Croatian painter Ljubo Babic. In very good condition, but 3 pages are cut in half ( not in text area ) because there was name of ex owner. Croatian language. Ivo Andri? ( Dolac kod Travnika, 1892. ? Beograd, 1975.). Pripovjeda?, pjesnik i esejist. Dobitnik Nobelove nagrade za knji?evnost 1961. Prvi predsjednik Saveza knji?evnika Jugoslavije. Ex Ponto, njegovo prvo objavljeno djelo. Pjesma u prozi. Naslovnicu je izradio Ljubo Babi?. Naslov djela je uzet prema pjesmama Epistulae ex Ponto latinskog pjesnika Ovidija. Limitirano prvo izdanje, objavljeno samo u 125 primjeraka. Ovaj primjerak je 1918. u Zagrebu potpisao Ivo Andri?. Tvrdi uvez. Knjiga je u odli?nom stanju, no na ?alost na stranici s potpisom i na jo? dvije stranice bez teksta nedostaje pola stranice, koje su odrezane od strane biv?eg vlasnika ( vidljivo na skenu broj 2.), vjerojatno zbog toga ?to je na njima bilo napisano njegovo ime. Cijena knjige je sni?ena zbog prerezanih stranica.

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        Autograph working manuscript

      [N.p., after , 1892]. Single leaf, folio (319 × 200 mm), 16 lines written on one side and 4 on the verso, with some deletions. Browning and a little chipping at edges, still good. A working manuscript, beginning with a dialogue sketch from Catriona, the 1893 sequel to Kidnapped (1886). What follows are about 16 lines of unpublished poetry, in part: "I am come from a land of heath and driving rain / A rusty scornful land, and the folk therein / Brown and sharp in the face; and the wind forever blowing / Ancient stories of red venatius days." The lines bear similarities to Song 43 from Stevenson's posthumously published Songs of Travel. Provenance: Robert Louis Stevenson, auction of his library, Anderson Auction Company, 1914; purchased by Howard Goodhart, collector of incunabula; sent by him to Samuel M. Brickner, author of a poetic eulogy to Stevenson published in the New York Times in 1915.

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