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

      First edition. Anton Goering (1836 - 1905) was a German explorer and botanist. He first visited South America in 1856, visiting Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Uruguay and Buenos Aires whilst accompanying German Burmeister; he then returned to Leipzig and stayed in Europe until 1866 when he journeyed to Venezuela. He will stay in Venezuela for 8 years, travelling extensively throughout the country, making an outstanding contribution to the geographical and botanical exploration of the region. The work, product of his observations and experiences, is handsomely illustrated with 12 chromolithographed plates -portraying landscapes and city views of the outskirts of Caracas, Puerto Cabello, Sierra Nevada and Merida- and 54 illustrations in text, mainly after his drawings and sketches. His drawings rarely make it to the market, however when they do they are of great interest as they represent some of the best renderings of the landscapes of the country. Palau, 103132.

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        Skandinaviens fiskar

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

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

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

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        ABBIE SAUNDERS. A Story of Pioneer Days in Minnesota.

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

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        Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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

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        Lachrtme Musarum and Other Poems With Two Original Watercolours By Katherine Cameron

      Macmillan, UK 1892 - 1st Edition 1882. An original watercolour bound into Lachrym Musarum and Other Poems, by William Watson, 1st edition, Macmillan, 1892, pen, ink, and watercolour drawing of a young couple in a landscape with a cupid, calligraphic title at head and foot 'So light we parted at eve we knew not that love was born', signed and dated 1897 lower right, image size 15 x 6cm (6 x 2.5ins), bound between F5 and F6, latter with an additional pen, ink, and watercolour head-piece of rose stems and flowers by Katharine Cameron, initialled lower right, half-title signed by the author, book ticket of Roderick Gradidge, Architect, top edges gilt, remainder untrimmed, near contemporary red morocco by Maclehose, Glasgow, signed to front turn-in, gilt lettered spine a trifle darkened and rubbed on joints, gilt fillets on edges and turn-ins, 8vo Scottish artist and book illustrator Katharine Cameron exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1894 to 1965. Prominent British architect Roderick Gradidge (1929-2000) was an apologist for traditional architecture, an author and architectural historian, and a Master of the Art Workers' Guild. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. Endpapers age toned. More images can be atken upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        MORIAL THE MAHATMA ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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)

      John C. Yorston 1892 - 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. Signed on fep, H.H. Baxter, 1895. (Presumed to be Hugh Henry Baxter, 1862 - 1945) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE VIGILANTES OF MONTANA, OR, POPULAR JUSTICE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BEING A CORRECT AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE CHASE, TRIAL CAPTURE, AND EXECUTION OF HENRY PLUMMER'S ROAD AGENT BAND, TOGETHER WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVES AND CRIMES OF MANY OF THE ROBBERS AND DESPERADOES, THE WHOLE BEING INTERSPERSED WITH SKETCHES OF LIFE IN THE MINING CAMPS OF THE "FAR WEST." SECOND EDITION.

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

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

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

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

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

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        La Comedie Parisienne

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

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        The American Claimant

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

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        La France artistique et monumentale...

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

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        Finger Prints

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

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

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

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        Poèmes. Les illuminations. - Une saison en enfer

      Léon Vanier 1892 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1892, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Première édition collective, en partie originale, sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 25 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures comportant de légers manques angulaires conservées, tête dorée. Notice originale de Paul Verlaine. Exemplaire portant, comme souvent, les dates de 1892 sur le premier plat de couverture et sur la page de titre. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First collective edition, partly original, on ordinary paper, it was only drawn in 25 Holland paper in large papers. Binder in red morocco with corners, back with four nerves set with golden threads and decorated with double golden boxes, plates of marbled paper, guards and counter tops of paper to the tank, blankets with slight angular deficiencies preserved, golden head. Original note by Paul Verlaine. A copy bearing, as is often the case, the dates of 1892 on the first cover and on the title page. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NEW EDEN ..

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

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        La Comedie Parisienne

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

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

      CHAPMAN BROS, CHICAGO 1892 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original.) Poems and Essays.

      Wakefield: C. W. Carr "herald" Offices 1892 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Small 8vo, 140 x 107 mms., pp. [ii], 68, with dedication on verso of title-page, "To a loving Mother these trifles are inscribed by an affectionate and only child," gilt decorated green cloth (?in the manner of Talwyn Morris); edges a little crushed, but a very good copy. I have note been able to find out much about Mrs. North, except that she was born in 1849 in Cleckheaton in West Yorskhire. There is a generous selection of her work in the anthology The Poets of the Spen Valley, Being Biographies and Poems, by Various Authors, of the Parliamentary Division of the Spen Valley, Edited by Chas. F. Forshaw, LL.D. (Bradford, 1892), pp. 135-142. Forshaw gives Mrs North's birthdate as September 19, 1849, and says her name prior to marriage was Julia A. Hey, having been "the only daughter of Mr. J. G. Hey, of Brookhouse, Hartshead Moor, Cleckheaton". She was educated at "Mrs. Mitchell's seminary, Cleckheaton" and then at "the Moravian Ladies' School, Gomersal." Early on she "displayed traces of deep religious thought, and a love of nature", and was "full of feeling and sympathy for the suffering". It was in 1887 that "she married Mr. John S. North", who was a colleague in her church and educational work. Forshaw knew of this book by Mrs North, but only as a work then "in the press." The book opens with a long woman-centric work titled "A Woman on Women", which combines prose and poetry, and which includes a discussion of "women's rights" (pp. [3]-12). Also of special interest are pieces that deal with the places and people native to Cleckheaton or to surrounding areas in Yorkshire: e.g., "On the Terrible Calamity at Marsh Mills, Cleckheaton, February 24th, 1892" (pp. 14-15); "Fountains Abbey: A Fragment" (p. 18), on the ruins of a Cistercian monastery in North Yorkshire; "Wakefield Cathedral" (pp. 39-40); and a detailed topographical poem on a journey to the woods near Bolton Abbey, near Wharfedale in North Yorkshire, titled "A Picnic to Bolton Woods" (pp. 41-43). Uncommon: the only physical copy of the book that I could find was at UCLA, but there are number of ebooks posing as real books in WorldCat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of. 10 vols

      Dent, London 1892 - Illustrations. Contemporary half crushed morocco. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorations on spine. A fine set of this rare work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Celebrated Romance of the Stealing of the Mare. Translated from the Original Arabic by Lady Anne Blunt. Done into Verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

      Reeves and Turner, London 1892 - First edition. xi, [i], 127, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. First edition of this noted translation of an Arabic verse romance.A.W. Lawrence's "probably complete" inventory, Books at Clouds Hill, lists only a copy of the Gregynog Press edition of 1930 given him by Edward Garnett, but Lawrence clearly knew the work long before thenWith a few clean pencil annotations in the hand of Shea Johnson, long-time U.S. representative of the T.E. Lawrence Society, identifying passages from this book which find an echo in 'To S.A.', Lawrence's dedicatory poem to the 1926 edition of Seven Pillars. These are discussed in her article, Discoveries, in Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society XII:2 (2003), pp. 34-64. Original cloth, spine sunned. Faint paste staining to endsheets. Very good. With Clouds Hill and National Trust stamp on front pastedown xi, [i], 127, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Old Sword-Play

      H Grevel & Co., London, 1892. 1st. Hardcover. Old Sword-Play: the Systems of Fence in Vogue During the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. A bright, well-preserved example of the 1892 1st edition. Wonderful gilt-decorated pictorial cover (of a fencer) with gilt-lettering on spine. VG to VG+ in black cloth with two small, inconspicuous tears-- one barely detectable along bottom edge, the other neatly along back cover. Top-edge gilt, deckeled paper, tall quarto with 57 plates, text by Alfred Hutton and a portrait of the author as well.

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        Aborigines from Meston's Wild Australia troupe performing a staged corroboree, Sydney, 1893

      Albumen print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on its original album page, blind stamped lower left Kerry & Co. Photo 308 Geo. St. Sydney; the albumen print is in finecondition. A rare and important image taken on a theatre stage with an elaborately painted backdrop of exotic tropical scenery. The men are part of Archibald Meston's Wild Australia troupe, a company comprised of Aboriginal men from North Queensland which the Queensland journalist and entrepreneur Meston brought to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for performances in late 1892 and 1893. In January 1893 they performed at the Bondi Aquarium in Sydney, and the photograph we offer here was probably taken at this time, either by Kerry himself or one of his employees. Other images are known from this series which show the same group of performers in front of an identical backdrop. They are posed in a tableau representing a fight between Aborigines armed with spears and Queensland rainforest shields, and an Aboriginal police tracker armed with a rifle; the presence in those photographs of the rainforest shields with their distinctive designs confirms the North Queensland (and thus Meston) connection. Archibald Meston had previously been associated with the notorious enterprise of R.A. Cunningham, who took a group of Aborigines from North Queensland to Europe and North America in the 1880s (for a full account of this tour, see Roslyn Poignant,Professional savages : captive lives and western spectacle, New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004). In spite of his association with Cunningham, Meston was later appointed Southern Protector of Aboriginals for Queensland, a position he held from 1898 until 1903 (see Gael Newton, RA Cunningham’s Australian Aboriginal international touring company, in Artonview, National Gallery of Australia, no. 45, Autumn 2006, p 42).

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        Military History and Reminiscences of the Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865

      Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, Chicago 1892 - Handsome book from the outside, with all pages intact, cracked binding which shows evidence at the back of the book. Excellent copy with readability. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stories from Homer. With twenty-four illustrations from Flaxman

      London: Seeley and Co., 1892. London:: Seeley and Co., 1892.. Small 8vo. x, 307 pp. Color illus. Full modern chocolate brown morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges marbled. Fine. With a beautiful painting of two lovers in a scene called

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        Stories from Homer. With twenty-four illustrations from Flaxman's designs. Twenty-second thousand.

      London:: Seeley and Co., 1892.. Small 8vo. x, 307 pp. Color illus. Full modern chocolate brown morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges marbled. Fine. With a beautiful painting of two lovers in a scene called “The Cock Fight,” [also called “Young Greeks attending a Cock Fight,”] painted by Clare Brooksbank, signed with her initials in the bottom left-hand corner, after an 1846 “Neo-Grec” painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). The original is in the Musée d'Orsay. “Gérôme portrays a couple of near-naked adolescents at the foot of a fountain. Their youthfulness contrasts with the battered profile of the Sphinx in the background. The same opposition is found between the luxuriant vegetation and the dead branches on the ground, and in the fight between the two roosters, one of which is doomed to die.” – Jean Leongerome.

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        JULES VERNE Lettre autographe signée

      - Lettre autographe signée. Mars 1892; 1/2 page in-12. Jules Verne s’étonne avec humour de l’arrivée de son courrier : « Que ma réponse vous arrive, c’est au moins douteux, a moins que votre Post. Office ne soit très habile, car c’est à peine si je peux lire votre nom et votre adresse » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Theatrum fungorum, oft het tooneel der campernoelien waer inne vertoont wort de gedaante, ken-teeckens, natuere, crachten, voetsel, deught ende ondeught.Antwerp, Joseph Jacobs, 1675. 4to. With folding engraved portrait of the dedicatee (the Antwerp city physician Joh. van Buyten) by Arn. van Westerhout after Car. E. Biset, and 36 mostly folding engraved plates by P. van Sickeleers. Contemporary vellum.

      Myko Libri 2050; Nissen, BBI 1892; Pritzel 8947; Stafleu & Cowan 13.012; cf. Willebrands & Van 't Hoog (eds.), Traktaat van de kampernoeljes, genaamd duivelsbrood (Hilversum 2006). First edition of the earliest Dutch monograph on fungi, by Franciscus van Sterbeeck (1630-1693), a Flemish clergyman, botanist and mycologist. Clusius had done research on fungi at the end of the 16th century, and published the results as part of his Rariorum plantarum historia in 1601. However, Clusius's original manuscript for this part, together with his 87 original drawings, had been lost. Accordingly, the publisher had to use other (and rather inaccurate) illustrations for the 1601 edition. Afterwards, the lost manuscript reappeared, and Sterbeeck used it as a basis for his own work, adding much new material. All species of toadstools and mushrooms are treated in detail, with descriptions of their natural history, as well as their gastronomic and medical properties. The work includes observations on wild growing fruits, nuts, roots, herbs etc. Of special interest are the remarkably fine plates, realistically illustrating a large number of fungi and wild fruits. Lacking the frontispiece and the 10 leaves of the Index at the end. Binding slightly soiled and damaged. The author presented this copy in 1682 to the Capuchin Friars of the monastery at Tervuren near Brussels. A rare and beautiful book.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1892 - 18921899 Wisden Rebound with Original Covers

      Hi, Today I am listing a set of Wisdens , all rebound with covers from a well travelled collector. J Kingsley Havers OBE QC son of Sir William Havers. The books have been to many places , mainly Botswana but also Kenya Belize and Gibraltar which are all listed on the bookplate. The books all tend to have worn bindings (some green some blue) but lovely inside. In detail, in this lot we have 1892 to 1899 Original Wisden Rebinds, all eight books with covers and photoplates within, apart from the 1896 in worn blue boards, 1896 in nicer blue boards, the ones in worn blue boards have some marks and some wear but the internal covers are in good order and contents very respectable. The 1893 and 1896 have loose photoplate and page xxxvi has 2/3rd of it missing in the 1893. A nice cheap set. Strategy 1. Would split. More information and pictures available on request and happy to offer some discount if purchased with other Havers Wisdens that I am listing today. P and P Free to the UK, ask if abroad.

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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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        The Nature of Gothic A Chapter of the Stones of Venice

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Limited First Edition. Limp Vellum. Very Good. One of 500 copies, all on paper, printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, and published by George Allen, with a preface by William Morris. 8vo (8" x 5.5".) [1], iv, [1], 127, [1] pp. Elaborate woodcut border on opening page; nine 10-line woodcut initials & numerous 6-line ones, 19 architectural figures in the text, two Kelmscott woodcut devices (front and back). Original limp vellum, yapped edges, spine lettered in gilt, page edges untrimmed. Handsome printing of the chapter from Ruskin's The Stones of Venice. Pages unopened except for the first two leaves. Bookplate of Noel Ledbrook Griffith. John Ruskin (1819–1900) had a strong influence on William Morris and the arts and crafts movement. One can assume that this work must have been an important one for William Morris, who stated in the preface, "In future days [this work] will be considered as one of the very few necessary and inevitable utterances of the century." "This chapter of The Stones of Venice, which Ruskin always considered the most important in the book, was first printed separately in 1854 as a sixpenny pamphlet. Morris paid more than one tribute to it in Hopes and Fears for Art." (Sparling). "This chapter of The Stones of Venice (1853) had previously been reprinted as a 4d. pamphlet by F.J. Furnivall on the occasion of the opening of the Working Men's College in 1853. Cook and Wedderburn, in their Library Edition of Ruskin's Works, add the following bibliographical note: 'The Kelmscott edition was set up from the 1886 edition of the complete work, and some misprints which crept into that issue are repeated.'" (Peterson). From the collection of John Carrol Collins.

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        Zee-rechten, ... Including: -Zee-rechten, dat is dat hoogste ende oudste Gotlandtsche water-recht, dat de ghemeene koopliedende en schippers geordineert ende gemaeckt hebben tot Wisbuy.- WEYTSEN, Quintyn. Tractaet van avaryen,...-Ordonnantie der kamer van assuerantie en avarye, der steden Amsteldam, Rotterdam, Middelburgh, &c.-[Drop-title:] Copye. Tol-rollen in den orizond, ...-[Drop-title:] Nieuwe ordonnantie ende instructie, ... beroerende het stuck van de pilotage, ... Amsterdam, Pieter and Karel van Rijschooten, 1710. With a woodcut vignette on the general title-page, and a woodcut illustration of a ship on the 3 part-titles. With: (2) GLINS, Taco. Aenmerckingen ende bedenckingen over de zee-rechten, ...Amsterdam, Cornelis van der Stolk, 1727. With the same woodcut illustration of a ship on the title-page. 2 works in 1 volume (the first work in 5 parts). 4to. Contemporary vellum.

      Ad 1: STCN (6 copies); cf. Cat. NHSM, pp. 941-944 (other eds.); Kress 758, 2104 & 2275(other eds.); ad 2: Cat. NHSM, p. 945; NNBW III, cols. 470-471; cf. Kress 1892 (1695 ed.). Ad 1: reissue of the enlarged and corrected 1707 edition of a collection of texts regarding maritime law. It contains the Medieval laws of Wisby, the laws of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of 1551, the laws of Philip II of Spain of 1563 (including articles on the equipage of ships, the rights of sailors and merchants, and insurance), the laws of the Hanse, and the regulations of the city of Amsterdam (including regulations for voyages to Rotterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Rouen, London and Hamburg). It was first published in 1532, followed by numerous editions well into the 18th century. It is followed by a merchant's guide on the insurance of ships and merchandise at sea by Quintyn Weytsen, here enlarged and corrected by the Dutch legal scholar Simon van Leeuwen. The third part contains the insurance regulations of various Dutch merchant cities, the fourth part is a list of import taxes of various goods, and the fifth part gives the regulations for ships' pilots.Ad 2: Fourth edition of Van Glins's commentary on the maritime laws of Philip II of Spain of 1563. It was first published in 1665 and "remained the standard work on the Dutch maritime law for a long time" ("Bleef langen tijd het standaardwerk over het Nederlandsche zeerecht", NNBW). It gives extensive commentary on all the articles from the laws of Philip II of Spain, concerning the equipage of ships, the rights of sailors and merchants, and insurance, as issued in ad 1.With an embossed library and deaccession stamp on title-page. Slightly browned and some foxing. Good copy.

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        MESSAGES FROM MARS BY THE AID OF THE TELESCOPE PLANT ..

      New York: J. S. Ogilvie, Publisher, 57 Rose Street, 1892.. Octavo, pp. [iii] iv-v 9-259 [260: blank] + [1] 2-5] 6: publisher's ads [note: erratically paged, no preliminary pages are missing], later homemade wrappers with original back cover retained. First edition. Issued as Ogilvie's "The Peerless Series," number 62, August 1892. "An imaginative and original science fiction novel in which the protagonist finds a lost race on an island in the Pacific. Their religion revolves round a remarkable plant which has foliage which acts as a powerful lens. Through the medium of this, communication takes place with the super-scientific civilization on Mars, and much of the book is devoted to a description of the life and technology there." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 40. Eccentric novel ... A curiosity, but not without interesting moments." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 256. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V-141. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1975, p. 46. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Reginald 01816. Printed on pulp paper and very fragile. A rare book. Formerly Stuart Teitler's copy; we have not seen another copy of this edition, nor has interplanetary fiction expert George Locke. (#153389)

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        Traité des arbres et des arbrisseaux forestiers industriels et d'ornement EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Paul Klincksieck, 1892. Fine. Paul Klincksieck, Paris 1892-1898, 15,5x23cm & 16,5x25,5cm, 2 volumes brochés & 1 en feuilles sous chemise. - Edition originale.Premier volume text: Ranunculaceae to légumineusesDeuxième volume text: térébinthacées to graminées.spine thinned, back of second volume cracked and has two tears in pied.Notre set is full of his atlas, presented in sheets under shirts with bands which contains 195 colored plates including 40, 144 phototypes port trees and 11 elements of botany arbres.Agréable and very rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Premier volume de texte : renonculacées à légumineuses Deuxième volume de texte : térébinthacées à graminées. Dos éclaircis, dos du deuxième volume fendillé et comportant deux déchirures en pied. Notre ensemble est bien complet de son atlas, présenté en feuilles sous chemises à rabats, qui contient 195 planches dont 40 coloriées, 144 phototypes de port d'arbres et 11 éléments de botanique des arbres. Agréable et très rare ensemble.

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        The Sign of Four

      London: George Newnes, Ltd. 1892. 283 pp. Second edition. Dark red decorated cloth with gilt lettering. Wear to spine ends. Boards slightly marked. Front hinge split. Slightly shaken. Internally clean. In Good overall condition. . Good. Decorated Cloth. Second Edition. 1892. 8vo..

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        The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1892. Translated from the Italian by M. A. Murray. Illustrated by C. Mazzanti. Small octavo. Original patterned cloth printed in blue, titles to spine and front cover in blue, patterned edges and endpapers. Half-title and title printed in red and black, frontispiece with tissue-guard and illustrations throughout by C. Mazzanti. Rubbing to extremities with minor wear to tips, spine browned, boards lightly soiled, top edge dust toned; an excellent copy. First edition in English. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino (History of a Puppet), and quickly became a best-seller ... Lorenzini's publisher is said to have made a fortune out of it, but Lorenzini himself died too early [in 1890] to witness its international success... Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

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        Cinq semaines en ballon - Voyage au centre de la terre

      Paris: Hetzel, 1892. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1892-1895), 18x28cm, 267pp. (4p.) 220pp. ; 8pp., cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition adorned with illustrations of Riou and Montaut. Cardboard Hetzel Editor "on the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed Engel, Engel first polychrome dish signed with the title in black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head 'golden elephant on the top left, three small illustrations and various gold navigational instruments and exploration, all framed in green foliage, the second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse decorated with several illustrations color and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Back a little past with tiny gaps colors, corners a little rubbed and slightly insolated guards in margins, otherwise fine copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée d'illustrations de Riou et Montaut. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au portrait collé", premier plat polychrome signé Lenègre présentant le titre dans un cartouche rouge et doré, plusieurs encadrements en noir et à l'or, mappemonde et divers instruments de navigation et d'exploration dorés, second plat de type Lenègre "e", dos "au phare" portant en bas dans la circonférence de la roue la marque du relieur comme indiqué par Jauzac, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos un peu passé, trois coins émoussés, chasses un peu arasées. Légère déchirure en marge inférieure p.129, sinon bel exemplaire.

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