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        THE STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN ENGLISH 1892, DE LUXE CLOTH GILT, fourth title in Fisher Unwin's Children's Library series, small 8vo approximately 166 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, illustrated half-title printed red and black, frontispiece misplaced following title page, title page printed red and black, about 40 black and white text illustrations by Mazzanti, mostly as pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: (6), 1-232, bound in the original publisher's de luxe binding: fine ribbed dark green cloth, bevelled edges to covers, gilt title to upper cover with small floral ornament in lower outer corner, gilt title to spine with large gilt floral decoration below it, top edges gilt, the others uncut, light brown patterned cream endpapers. Gilt on spine slightly dull, a touch of wear to head of spine, 2 small almost invisible stains to upper cover, free endpapers lightly browned, neat inscription dated 1899 and small blind original bookseller's stamp on front endpaper, very small pale mark to 4 margins, 1 inner joint slightly cracked, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy (frontispiece misplaced as noted). The story was first published in Italy in instalments in Il Giornale dei Bambini, a children's magazine, from July 7, 1881 to January 1883 and first published in book form in Florence in 1883. This de luxe cloth gilt edition is quite scarce, much more commonly found is the blue patterned white cloth trade edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Die Schiffs-Station der k. und k. Kriegs-Marine in Ost-Asien. Reisen S. M. Schiffe „Nautilus“ und „Aurora“ 1884-1888. Verfasst auf Befehl des k. und k. Reichskriegministeriums, Marine-Sektion, unter Zugrundelegung der Berichte des k. und k. Schiffscommanden, und ergänzt nach Consularberichten und anderen authentischen Quellen.

      Wien, Druck und Verlag von Carl Gerold‘s Sohn, 1892. Gr.-8°. Mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karten. 1 Bl., IV, 990 S., Lwd. d. Zt. m. blindgepr. Deckelbordüren u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Mit einer eigenh. Widmung des Verfassers am Titelblatt. - Einband etw. berieben. Vorsatzbl. gestempelt. Eine Karte m. Einriß u. Knickspuren. Leicht gebräunt. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Benko, Die Schiffs-Station der k. und k. Kriegs-Marine in Ost-Asien. Reisen S. M. Schiffe „Nautilus“ und „Aurora“ 1884-1888, Widmungsexemplare, Signierte Bücher, Asien, Ostasien, Marine

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Comments on Cook's log (H.M.S.Endeavour, 1770) : with extracts, charts and sketches

      Sydney : Charles Potter, Govt. Printer, 1892.  Quarto, publisher's purple pebbled cloth boards (rubbed and sunned), upper board lettered in gilt, rear board detached, two bookplates on front pastedown, endpapers with offsetting, 30 pp, [22] leaves of plates (some folding); some very mild foxing to a few of the folding plates, ink notations throughout, otherwise a near fine copy. Ferguson, 11154c. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        “Waarschouwinge aan de Kerke van Nederlandt, wegens de seer gevaarlijke en zielverderffelijke gevoelens van de soo genaamde Knabbenhouwers die in de schoot van Nederlants Kerk huysvesten”, z.pl., z.j. [1742], 4°, 8 p.

      Zeer zeldzame eerste druk van dit gedrukte pamflet over de Rotterdamse sekte der Knabbenhouwers: volgelingen van Pieter Knabbenhouwer. Het bevat 17 Romeins genummerde “stellingen”. In De Rotterdamsche Librije van 1-2-1892, p 74-78 geeft de redacteur G. van Rijn wat bijzonderheden over Knabbenhouwer en drukt de tekst van de tweede druk van dit pamflet in zijn geheel af. Niet bij Knuttel, maar vergelijk Knuttel 17090. Enkele scheurtjes gerestaureerd.M7064

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        Moby-Dick or The White Whale

      G P Putnam's Sons, London 1892 - This is an undated edition but shows a copyright date of 1892 (the year after Melville's death). It shows that it was published in London by G P Putnam's Sons but has been stamped at the base of the copyright page "Printed in US". The text is the American, not British, version containing both the contentious Chapter 25 and the Epilogue which were missing from the British version. I can only conclude that this is an early reprint edition in a rare Putnam's/US combination. Green decorated cloth boards with black lettering to spine and front. Boards are marked and generally grubby. Corners are bumped, edges are worn. Spine is age darkened with bumping to ends. Endpages are rubbed. Front inner hinge is cracked, but holding. Textblock is rather grubby with fingerprints and the odd stain here and there. 545 pp. Previous owner's mark to title page has been mostly rubbed away. Closed tear to 487 prior to cutting. Additional photos are available upon request. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 724g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 938/14 15) Size: 12mo - over 63/4" - 73/4" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Talking Horse and Other Tales

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1892. First edition. [viii], 320, [8, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth spine and tan cloth. Fine. Bookplates of Blairhame. In tan slipcases. First edition. [viii], 320, [8, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir no. 52; Not in Wolff

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        OUR AMATEUR CIRCUS or A New York Season. The Greatest Show on Earth - Society! Truthful, Moral, Instructive

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1892 - Oblong 8vo, publishers cloth with gilt titles and decoration front, rebacked. Wonderful, pictorial satire of New York in the Gilded Age. 48 pages, of chromolithographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        EGYPT. PART SECOND: UPPER EGYPT, WITH NUBIA AS FAR AS THE SECOND CATARACT AND THE WESTERN OASES Handbook for Travellers

      Karl Baedeker, Leipsic 1892 - First pages a bit browned. Edges a bit darkened. Title page publisher info is covered with clued in correction slip as issued in the US: "Imported by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York"; First and only edition with an exeptionally beautiful color map in front ; `; 16mo - 6" to 7" tall; 365 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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., 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," Britannia.com. The artist is perhaps the same as the Shaw & Thomas Moore books with fore-edge paintings.

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        Poems of Wordsworth Chosen and Edited by Matthew Arnold

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1892. 8vo, (xxxi), 331 pp. Full blue morocco extra, covers richly decorated in gilt, gilt top, raised bands, fore-edge untrimmed, fine laid paper. A little scuffed along edges, a very good copy bound by Zaehnsdorf. Large-paper edition limited to 250 copies.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Novels.

      London: J. M. Dent and Company,, 1892. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. In ten volumes. With illustrations by William C. Cooke. 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. Illustrations by William C. Cooke with tissue-guards. A couple of marks to cloth, occasional spot of foxing to contents. An excellent set. 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.

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        Galatea. Ein verkanntes Genie. Der Hund des Blinden. Drei Novellen. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Italienischen von Wilhelmin Furchheim (Reclams Universal Bibliothek - RUB 2896-2897).

      sehr selten! / Werbung fuer Reclamheftchen am Innendeckel: bis Mai 1892 erschienene Nummern Zustand: Umschlag stärker randrissg/randknittrig ___Dieser Titel wird nicht per Versand verkauft sondern nur gegen Barzahlung in unseren Geschaeftsraeumen. Der Eintrag in unserer Datenbank dient lediglich der Information des interessierten Kunden. Bei Interesse sprechen Sie uns bitte an. Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!___

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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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        THE ISLAND OF FANTASY: A ROMANCE

      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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        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]. 1892 - 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 woman'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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the Fourth Regiment of S.C. Volunteers, from the Commencement of the War until Lee's Surrender: Giving a Full Account of All its Movements, Fights and Hardships of All Kinds. Also a Very Correct Account of the Travels and Fights of the Army of Northern Virginia During the Same Period. This Book is a Copy of the Letters Written in Virginia at the Time by the Author and Sent Home to His Family. Containing an Account of the Author's Services in the First Regiment of Engineer Troops in the Latter Part of the War. With a Short Sketch of the Life of the Author.

      Shannon & Co., Greenville, S.C. 1892 - First edition. 143 pp. Very good in paper wrappers with the bottom corners clipped and a few small tears to the spine. Reid served as a Private in Company C, Fourth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, and afterwards as a Sergeant in Company K, First Regiment of Engineer Troops. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MORIAL THE MAHATMA .

      Lovell, Gestefeld & Company [1892]., New York - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Diary of a Nobody.

      1892 - Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. [1892]. Crown 8vo. Original brown cloth, blocked in black, blue and gilt; pp. 300; double portrait frontispiece, numerous drawings by Weedon Grossmith; slight browning to endpapers, but a very nice, fresh copy. First edition of this great comic novel of late Victorian manners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DR. ZELL AND THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RELATION OF ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A DISTINGUISHED MODERN NECROMANCER, SEER AND THEOSOPHIST ..

      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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        DREAMS OF THE DEAD ..

      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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        A Day At Laguerre's and Other Days Being Nine Sketches by F. Hopkinson Smith

      Houghton, Mifflin at the Riverside Press, Boston and New York 1892 - Publisher's stamped cloth, brown clay-paper endpages, top edges edges gilt, in publisher's original printed dust-wrapper; But for a short tear at the bottom of the ffep and faint offsetting from the title page and colophon, the book is about fine, and largely unopened; the jacket spine is darkened and has a two-inch closed tear, with an additional pin-hole puncture wound at the front flap, hardly discernable under new mylar; The first book published in America to show the influence of the Kelmscott Press in format, typography, and decoration, with the title page printed in red and black, the ornate wooden border on the title page and decorative element on the upper board, shoulder notes, etc. A stunning copy in a scarce jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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,� Britannia.com. 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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        BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.

      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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        PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAYETTE, PICKAWAY AND MADISON COUNTIES, OHIO 1892 (Super Rare)

      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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        THE NEGRO QUESTION OR HINTS FOR THE PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE NEGRO RACE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WEST AFRICA

      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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        MEDA: A TALE OF THE FUTURE ..

      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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        THE NEGRO QUESTION OR HINTS FOR THE PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE NEGRO RACE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WEST AFRICA

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Text block cracked in two places but still tight, some pages roughly opened; spine rubbed so that lettering is hard to read. Very Good. 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.

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