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

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        Watercolor studies of two children and the head of a young woman, signed "Bemelmans"

      N.p n.d. [N.p, n.d.]. Image 9-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches; matted and framed to 17 x 11-3/4 inches overall. . Fine condition . Ludwig Bemelmans (1892-1962), Austrian-born American painter and writer, drew on his hotel and restaurant experiences for many of his stories and novels, which he often illustrated with his own sophisticated drawings and watercolors. Although he also wrote for adults, he is perhaps best known for his children's books, notably the Madeline series, one of which, Madeline's Rescue, won the 1954 Caldecott Award. These studies may well be connected with one of the Madeline books

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes Limited London: George Newnes, Limited, 1892. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION, mixed state. This collection of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) ensured his lasting popularity and fame. It includes such classics as ÒScandal in Bohemia,Ó ÒThe Red-Headed League,Ó and ÒSpeckled Band.Ó It was followed in 1894 by a second compilation, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. This volume is a mixed state: the front cover has a black and white illustration with a banner, ÒThe Strand Library.Ó The street sign is not blank. The end papers are the variant light orange peacock design. Page 317 has the uncorrected ÒMiss ViolentÓ rather than ÒMiss Violet.Ó Bound in the original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine edges and beveled board edges, bumping and rubbing but still in nice condition. The hinges been expertly restored. Interior pages are clean and bright except for what appears to be a small cigarette (or Calabash pipe?) burn affecting the bottom margins of pages 282-289. Page 285/286 has an actual burn hole. Housed in light blue half morocco slipcase. 317 pages. LIT/072009. Very Good.

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        Padlocks and Girdles of Chastity: An historical and descriptive notice

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

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        La Débacle.

      1st edit. Paris: Charpentier 1892. 636 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice red half morocco with 5 raised bands. Binding signed V. Champs.. Les Rougon-Macquart. Copy no. 291 of 330 on Papier de Hollande

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        Orig. portrait photo w. dedication signed "Antonin Dvorák" on back for a lady "Terezà Lehovcovà".

      dated "Praha 9/1 1892". 9 x 5,8 cm. The photo shows the bust of the composer and is taken in the Prague studio J. Mulac.. Original photos of and dedications from the famous 19th century Tchech composer, Anthón Dvorák, are very rare

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        [Broadside]: Mrs. Carrie F. Young of Berkeley, Cal. Will Speak to the Citizens on the Subject: People's Party from a Woman's Standpoint and at 2 P. M. to the Ladies, Dates to be Announced on the Subject of Money-Famine, and Why

      Cubery & Co. Printers S[an]. F[rancisco].: Cubery & Co., Printers. [1892]. First. Broadside. Printed on yellow paper. Approximately 12" x 18". Small tears and a few modest nicks mostly along the upper margin, with one longer tear, none of them affecting any text. The broadside provides a schedule of Young's lectures in various places in Northern California: Yreka, Chico, Briggs, Dunsmuir, Redding, Sissions (now Mount Shasta), and others. Printed on thin paper, very good and something of a surprising survivor. Carrie F. Young, a Berkeley resident, was a medical doctor and active lecturer on various subjects in California and the Pacific Northwest from around 1870 through the late 1890s. She was the editor of the Woman's Pacific Coast Journal from 1870-1872, and often lectured on physiological and health reform, and while embracing temperance, was apparently a sore disappointment to the more religious of the temperance crusaders who wished to count her among their membership without success. She was at least in one instance accused of links to spiritualism. She advocated for women's suffrage in her lectures as early as 1872. The People's Party was a reformist populist third party that enjoyed some successes in California in the second half of the 19th Century. OCLC locates a single copy, at UC Berkeley. .

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

      London; George Newnes, 1892 & 1894. First editions. [The Strand Library, vol. 1 & 3]. [24x17,5 cm]. (4), 317, (1) pp. With 104 text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Frontispiece + (4, 2 blanks), 279 pp. With 90 illustrations in the text by Sidney Paget. Two volumes in original light blue and dark blue pictorial cloth, respectively. Beveled boards, gilt edges and decorated endpapers. 'The Adventures' with the spine ends and lower corners slightly bumped, a few air bubbles in the cloth on rear panel, and some insignificant stains. Hinges a little weak. Tissue visible in the gutter between pp. 192 & 193. Most pages with light spotting. 'The Memoirs' worn at spine ends, joints and corners. Tearings in the gutter before the front endpaper. A few mended tears in outer margins of the frontispiece, half-title and title page. A short tear in lower margin of pp. 133/134. A mended tear in outer margin of pp. 195/196. Most pages with light spotting. Signature of an early owner on front paste-down. Both volumes from the library of Thore Virgin, with his stamp ''Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana'' on front free endpapers, and with his signature on the same page in the second volume. 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' is the first book edition of Sherlock Holmes short stories, which were published serially in 'The Strand Magazine' a year earlier. 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' was published 13 December 1893, though the title page states 1894. Green & Gibson A10a & A14a

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        Bygmester Solness.

      Kjøbenhavn 1892. (Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn)). 8vo. 220 s.. Dekorert originalbind med helt gullsnitt. Pen! Lesesnor. Samtidig navnetrekk på fribladet

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        The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1892 Ex-Library fair Elephant folio. XX, 120pp. Uncut. Original 3/4 leather over buckram, with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Brown and black lettering on title-page. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating work on the home and favorite places of the world's most famous writer, profusely illustrated with 15 plates in water-color, 45 full-page photogravures and more than 150 b/w in-text illustrations. Each watercolor plate and photogravure is protected by a printed tissue-guard. Some edge wear on binding with major rubbing along joints and corners. Head and tail of spine rubbed and partly chipped. Ex-library copy with bookplate on free front endpaper, and library stamp on outer margin of each plate. Binding in overall fair, interior in very good condition

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        Poèmes . Les Illuminations. Une saison en Enfer.

      Notice par Paul Verlaine. Paris, Léon Vanier, Libraire-Éditeur 1892. 12:o. VII,(blank),151 pp. Later red morocco backed cloth covered boards. Top edge gilt else uncut. Wrappers preserved.. First collective edition. With preface by Verlaine. Published a few weeks after the death of Rimbaud

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        The Works [COMPLETE in 30 volumes]

      Estes and Lauriat Boston Estes and Lauriat ca. 1892 Holland Paper Edition, Limited edition vg 1/500. 8vo. Original gold-stamped black morocco, gold-decorated spine. Inside of front and back boards in leather with gold-floral stamped doublures. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. Dark blue silk moire free front and rear endpapers. Ribbon markers. Each volume with frontispiece, protected by captioned tissue guard and title-page vignette of Victor Hugo. All illustrated with b/w and sepia-tone reproductions of plates in gravure from photos, etchings from paintings and drawings, as well as some steel engravings by artists such as A. Maignau, A. Michelana, Lucien Melingue, Adrien Moreau, Geoffroy, E. Bordes, Francois Flameng, J. Garnier, A. Gues, E. de Liphard, Hugrel, J. Aubert and many others. All plates protected by printed tissue-guards. Minor water staining on top edge of few pages in Dramas, Vol. I. Front board of Les Miserables, Vol. II almost detached but still holding. Chipping to head and tail of spine of some volumes. Rubbing to some of the raised bands, otherwise minor age wear and scuffing to binding. Wonderful 30 volume set of the works by Victor-Marie Hugo, the 19th century French poet, playwright, essayist, novelist, statesman, visual artists and human rights activist. Tight copies with bindings in overall good to very good, interior in near fine condition. Dramas: 4 volumes; Poems: 3 volumes; Notre-Dame de Paris: 2 volumes; Life, Times and Works: 2 volumes; Les Miserables: 5 volumes; History of a Crime: 2 volumes, includes "Napoleon the Little"; Hans of Iceland: 2 volumes, includes "Last Day of a Condemned"; The Man who Laughs: 2 volumes; Toilers of the Sea: 2 volumes; Ninety-Three: 2 volumes, includes "Bug. Jargal, Claude Oubux"; The Rhine: 2 volumes; Things Seen, Essays: 1 volume; Shakespeare: 1 volume

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        Untersuchungen ueber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft. Mit 40 Figuren im Text.

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1892. 8vo. Contemporary half cloth. VI, (2), 295, (1) pp. Upper part of joints neatly repaired,otherwise a clean and fresh copy.. First edition of Hertz' seminal book on electromagnetic waves, which laid the foundation of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony.While investigating Maxwell's conception of light as an electromagnetic phenomenon, Hertz exposed that waves of electricity could both be transmitted and received through space. This had profound consequences and led, amongst other things, to Marconi's perfection of wireless telegraphy. "His [Hertz'] discovery of the properties of reflection, refraction, and polarization in electricity, with this wave theory of electrical motion, laid the foundation of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony." (Milestones of Science, p 47.)"Experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electrical waves can be projected through space was begun in 1887, eight years after Maxwell's death. The two main requirements were (a) a method of producing the waves, supposing that they existed, and (b) a method of detecting them once they were produced." (PMM, 377.)"Hertz's researches on electrical waves vindicated the Helmholtz ideal of the physicist as one whose competences embraced both experiment and mathematics. Hertz entered physics at the right time for one of his abilities to make a critical contribution; because the outstanding problem of physics was the disorderly condition of electrodynamics, what was needed was someone with the theoretical power to analyze the competing theories and with the experimental judgment to produce the evidence that would persuade the physical community that a decision between the theories had been reached." (DSB, VI, 348b.)"In the early 1890's the young inventor Guglielmo Marconi read of Hertz's electric wave experiments in an Italian electrical journal and began considering the Possibility of communication by wireless waves. Hertz's work initiated a technological development as momentous as it physical counterpart." (DSB, VI, 349a.).Honeyman, No. 1668 - PMM 377 - Sparrow, Milestones of Science Nr. 101

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

      L. Upcott GillLondon:: L. Upcott Gill,. 1892-94.. First edition. Hardcover. Presentation Copy to Head Gardener at Kew from the Author. An important and well-illustrated work on ferns and selaginellas, with an index at the back. A fine presentation inscription from the author (signed) to George Nicholson (1847-1908) who was head gardener at Kew Gardens London from 1886 -1901, and author of a practical and scientific encyclopedia of horticulture for gardeners and botanists. This sumptuous high-Victorian production, with its most attractive dark-green, gilt and black decorated with a pattern of ferns was also the publisher of Nicholson's work. Both tomes are highly regarded and very sought after. 3 vols, 40. 666pp, 621pp & 457pp, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 22 full chromolithographic color plates, 27 monotone lithographic plates and many b/w illustrations, 7 of which are folding. Orig. decorated green cloth with gilt fern leaf decoration & gilt title.Some light general foxing on text, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Report of Stuyvesant Fish, President, to the Board of Directors of the Chicago, St

      Louis & New Orleans R. R. Co. February 24, 1892. - Report of George S. Morison, Chief Engineer, to the President of the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R. Co. October 1, 1891. Mit Frontispiz nach Photographie u. 37 photolithogr. Tafeln. Chicago, 1892. Quer-Großfolio (34,5 x 55,5 cm). 41 S., 6 Bll. Appendix. Flexibler Orig.-Leinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Den Hauptteil des Werkes ab S. 7 macht der Report des Ingenieurs G. S. Morison (1842-1903) aus. Dieser umfaßt eine allgemeine Beschreibung, Angaben zur Fundierung u. zum Oberbau sowie zu den Zufahrten u. den Kosten. Die gesamte Brücke hat eine Länge von 10 560 feet, von denen die meisten über das flache Vorland laufen. Die eigentliche Brücke überquert den Ohio bei Cairo, Illinois, in einer Breite von ca. 1200 m mit 12 Gitterbrücken, von denen zwei ca. 150 m Spannweite, die anderen bis zu 120 m Spannweite besitzen. Durch diese Brücke gelang es der Eisenbahngesellschaft ihr Netz bis nach New Orleans auszudehnen, da sie die Lücke zwischen den Eisenbahnnetzen in Illinois u. Kentucky schließt. Die Tafeln mit zwei Plänen, einer Gesamtdarstellung sowie zahlr. Details zur Fundierung u. meist dem eisernen Oberbau. - Morison "built in rapid succession more than a score of great railroad bridges... Considering the magnitude and difficulty of most of the projects [across the Missouri and the upper Mississippi river] this record stands unrivaled in the history of bridge construction... The perfection of methods for handling the pneumatic foundation work involved in these projects was on of Morison's most notable achievements. This period also marked the transition from wrought iron to steel in bridge construction, and Morison was the great pioneer in the use of the latter material." (Dict. of American. Biogr. XIII, S. 191f.). Etwas fleckig, Rückendeckel mit kleiner Wurmspur. Innen kaum fleckig. Einige Bibl.-Stempel.

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        Neue Studien ueber Hypnotismus, Suggestion und Psychotherapie... Uebersetzt von Dr. Sigm. Freud

      Deuticke Leipzig & Vienna: Deuticke, 1892. No Dust Jacket. BERNHEIM, Hippolyte (1840-1919). Neue Studien ueber Hypnotismus, Suggestion and Psychotherapie .. . Uebersetzt von Dr. Sigm. FREUD. 8vo. xii, 380pp. 245 x 165 mm. Contemporary cloth-backed boards. Ex library but a very good copy. Leipzig & Vienna: Deuticke, 1892. FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN, translated by Freud and one of his earliest contributions to psychiatry. See Garrison-Morton 4999. Bernheim opposed Charcot's view of hypnosis and emphasized the verbal, cultural and emotional in treating hysteria. Freud was very much impressed with him: "I went to Nancy in the summer of 1889 where I spent several weeks. I witnessed the astonishing experiments performed by Bernheim on his hospital patients, and it is there that I experienced the strongest impressions relating to the possible use of powerful psychical processes which remained hidden from human consciousness. I had many interesting discussions with him and I undertook to translate into German his two works on suggestion and its therapeutic effects" (quoted in D.S.B.). Grinstein 316.

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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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      1892. 2. COLLODI,C.[ARLO]. STORY OF A PUPPET, OR THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO. Lond.: T. Fisher Unwin 1892. 12mo, decorative cloth with design repeated on edges, 232p., cloth lightly faded and spine age toned else VG+. 1st edition of Pinocchio in English, a title in the Children's Library. The story first appeared serially in a children's magazine in Italy from July 7, 1881 to January 1883 and first published in book form in Italy in 1883. Charmingly illustrated by C. Mazzanti, the ilustrator of the Italian 1883 edition.

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