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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. Osler 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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        The Service Manual by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, D.D., of the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

      The Service Manual by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, D.D., of the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1892 - his edition is not in Singerman or Goldman. The front board has, in gilt lettering: REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL FOR THE USE OF VISITORS ONLY. The book is c. 97% in English. Pink edges. Front board detached, back board loose. Still has most of the spine strip, with the gilt lettering, but this spine is detached. First signature loose. See Goldman 77 which has the same title but different publisher (J. B. Lippincott), different year (1888), and different number of pages (205 pages, while the copy her has 564 pages). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CENNI STORICI INTORNO ALLA CITTA' ED ISOLA DI PROCIDA

      STAB. TIPOGRAFICO LETTERARIO DI L. DE BONIS, NAPOLI 1892 - ITALIANO Copia autenticata dall'A., pagine brunite causa tempo e con lieve fioritura, a fine volume dedica con firma appartenenza a matita, coperta rigida in mezza pelle con angoli, dorso e piede usurati e con abrasioni

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        The Kiss - Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema, 1892.

      ?The Kiss?, heliogravure uitgegeven door Stephen T. Gooden in 1892 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCXII) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 38 x 51,7 cm. In originele lijst.The Kiss geeft een vertrouwd tafereel weer van badende Romeinse vrouwen. Maar in tegenstelling tot Alma-Tadema?s gebruikelijk badsc?nes in nauwkeurig weergegeven klassieke gebouwen, zijn de vrouwen op dit schilderij voor hun plezier aan het zwemmen in zee.Al verklaarde de kunstenaar dat de achtergrond was gemodelleerd naar een meer in Beieren waar hij was geweest, roepen de heldere zee en het marmer de milde Mediterrane wereld op van een reeks schilderijen waarop Romeinse aristocraten zich vermaken aan de baai van Napels.In The Kiss heeft Alma-Tadema op ingenieuze wijze het sentimentele met het gewaagde gecombineerd. De centrale groep toont een jonge vrouw die een kind een afscheidskus geeft voordat ze zich bij de zwemmers voegt. Haar identiteit is onduidelijk, evenals de vrouw op de achtergrond, maar de compositie doet denken aan Victoriaanse genretaferelen van kinderen met hun moeders en gouvernantes. In contrast met deze groep kijkt een naakte baadster, uiterst links op de voorstelling, de toeschouwer rechtstreeks aan. De kunstenaar gunt de toeschouwer een verboden blik op dit naakt als door een sleutelgat. Zoals in meer van Alma-Tadema?s latere schilderijen is ook hier de compositie niet meer overladen met kunstvoorwerpen: getoond worden alleen de vertrouwde bronzen driepoot en een reli?f van een satyr die op een panfluit speelt onder een boom. De satyr is een verrassende, zij het discrete indringer in een verder geheel vrouwelijke omgeving. Een erotische connotatie in een schijnbaar onschuldig tafereel.Prijs: ?3.150,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        THE KALENDER OF SHEPHERDES: The Edition of Paris 1593 in Photographic Facsimile; a Faithful Reprint of R. Pynson's Edition of London 1506. Edited with a Critical Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, PhD.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London 1892 - (3 volumes in 1) 110; [194], 181 pp.; illustrated. Recently rebound in half linen and pale blue boards (in imitation of original binding). The first volume explores the various editions of the work, beginning with the French original - "Le Compost et Kalendrier des Bergiers" Paris 1493. The second volume, contains a facsimile of the Paris edition of 1593 printed in blackletter type, in English, profusely illustrated from wood engravings. The third volume is a typeset reprint of Pyson's London edition of 1506. Edition limited to 300 copies, this #4. Inscribed and signed by the editor on the half title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Armorial Corse.

      - Paris, Henri Jouve, 1892. In-12, [4]-XXXIIp-64 planches-79p. Edition originale de cet armorial corse, premier des ouvrages sur la corse de Colonna, suite à la mission qu'il reçut de Conseil Général en 1890. Les 64 planches représentent à chaque fois le blason d'une unique famille. On y retrouve bien entendu celui des Bonaparte. Reliure demi-basane rouge, dos lisse. Une coiffe frottée, petit travail de vers en pied d'un mors sans incidence, papier jauni, étiquette en haut du dos. Ex-libris Antoniotti en pied de dos. Ouvrage rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Trois Plumes]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        The Leather-Stocking Tales. Consisting of: The Deerslayer, or The First War Path; The Last of the Mohicans; The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea; The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susqhehanna; and The Prairie. Illustrated from Drawings by Felix Darley.

      New York: Appleton and Company, 1892. 5 volumes, octavo. Frontispiece and engraved title page to each volume with occasional illustrations within the text. Contemporary half tan calf with burgundy title labels, extra gilt tooling; marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Attractive illustrated bookplate to each volume, bindings a little rubbed, neat repair to headband of 'The Deerslayer'. Shows well; a very good set of these famous tales of pioneering adventures in the West.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Valerie Kratina Mappe. Lithographien nach dem "Sklaventanz" und "Humoreske". München, Kunstanstalt Hubert Köhler 1919. Gr. 8°. 1 Bl., mit 20 signierten (num.) Lithographien, lose in orig. Flügelmappe.

      - Nr. 30 von 50 num. Exemplaren.- Sehr selten (über KVK u. WorldCat nur 1 Ex. in der UB Karlsruhe nachweisbar).- "Die Blätter in laufender Nummerierung von links nach rechts angeordnet, können als zwei Tanzfriese gedacht werden" (aus dem Impressum).- Mappenwerk mit Darstellungen von Tanzszenen der aus Dresden stammenden Ausdruckstänzerin, Choreographin, Tanzpädagogin und Ballettmeisterin Valeria Kratina (1892-1983). Sie war Absolventin der Schule für Angewandten Rhythmus Jaques-Dalcroze in Hellerau bei Dresden (1914). Von 1915 bis 1919 betrieb sie eine eigene Tanzschule in München, wo sie vermutlich auch den Grafiker, Maler und Musiker Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer (1895-1967) kennenlernte. Bei ihren Choreographien ging es Kratina "v. a. um die Pflege moderner Komponisten wie Belá Bartók, Darius Milhaud, Igor Strawinski und Sergej Prokofjew" (ÖML III, 1145).-# One of 50 numbered copies.- Very rare (we could trace only 1 copy in the university library in Karlsruhe).- Original portfolio with 20 signed lithographs of dance scenes by the choreographer, dance pedagogue and ballet master Valeria Kratina (1892-1983).- Original printed wrappers, fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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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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        The American Claimant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Dan Beard. Octavo. Bound in original olive green cloth,. 277 pages and 8 pages of ads at rear. A brilliant copy.

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        THE DOINGS OF RAFFLES HAW

      London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited 1892.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [9] 10-256 [ 257-264: ads], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. 2001 copies printed. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-353. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 607. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. See Reginald 04491 and 04492. Green and Gibson A9a. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, slight spine lean, lower rear corner bumped, but a very good, bright copy. (#147229)

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        La Sainte Messe. Livre à enluminures originales.

      - Paris, Bouasse Lebel et Massin rue Saint-Sulpice, (1892). In-8 oblong (17,5 x 9,5 cm), relié plein maroquin brun-chataigne, superbe reliure aux riches et fins ornements à froid sur les deux plats et le dos, toutes tranches dorées, dentelle à froid en encadrement des contre-plats, gardes de soie moirée vert-olive, 50 pages. Toutes les pages sont magnifiquement enluminées à la main, pastels et or, montées sur onglets. Luxueuse Sainte Messe illustrée d'un frontispice et d'une riche ornementation marginale entièrement rehaussée à la main à l'or liquide, à l'aquarelle et à la gouache, décor à la main unique. L'ouvrage s'achève sur une double page intitulée "Souvenirs" encadrée d'une composition florale rehaussée à l'or.-210g.C. - Reliure très fine en très bon état, intérieur très frais et sans aucune rousseur. Livre rare à enluminures.

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        BORN OF FLAME: A ROSICRUCIAN STORY ..

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-299 [300: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in orange. First edition. An eccentric occult novel. The ghost of a woman who possessed great paranormal abilities walks the countryside. Her effects are preserved in a haunted house where a vital force shocks those who touch her books. Dr. Aubrey Grotius, a psychiatrist, investigates the mystery and is killed in a psychic explosion. Bizarre cosmology includes earliest humans migrated from the Moon; first people in America were tiny dwarfs, etc. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1297. Bleiler (1978), p. 155. Reginald 11275. Slight spine lean, touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#148840)

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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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        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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        Poetical Works Of Mathew Arnold

      Macmillan & Co., UK 1892 - Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Deckled fore edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les poésies d'André Walter

      - Lib. de l'Art indépendant., Paris 1892, 15x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 180 ex numerata su pergamena macchiata solo disegnare con il Giappone 10. Invio l'autore a pagina occhietto della totalità di cui è stata abilmente cancellata. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 180 ex numérotés sur vélin teinté, seul tirage avec 10 Japon. Très discrète trace d'un envoi effacé sur la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        Cours De Danse Fin De Siècle

      E. Dentu, Paris 1892 - Small 4to, 3/4 dark rose morocco and marbled paper boards with matching endpapers, gilt-lettered; original wrappers bound in. One of 350 copies on velin. Eleven full page etchings, including frontispiece with lettered tissue guards and 23 color printed wood engraved vignettes and initials throughout the text of Parisian dancers. Legrand's great subject was the contemporary Parisian woman, reminiscent of Degas and Lautrec. Gordon Ray, the Art of the French Illustrated Book 342: "The etchings are exercises in Zolaesque naturalism.His strength lay in showing life as it is with style and accuracy." Size: Small 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        Mysterier. Roman. Original udgave.

      Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1892. [6] + 518 s. Indbundet i det originale røde komponerede hellærred. Ryggen en anelse falmet og lidt skæv.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1892 - 1892 Wisden Rebound with Covers,similar to publishers rebind

      1892. This lot is a Wisden rebind for 1892, Rebound with Covers. In very good condition, the binding is very similar to a publishers rebind, it is not quite but close. The covers are nice, some wear by the binding and a name to the front cover, the rear is very good. Internally nice pages with a great photoplate, a top book. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please see the photographs, More Photos on request. Payment: Card, BACS or Cheque Please but paypal is OK. Postage: £5.00 which covers First Class ""Small Parcel"" Delivery and Jiffy Bag. PandP reduction on multiple purchases. Other : Special Delivery on request, please request before paying. Please contact us before your purchase if you live outside of the UK so we can arrange for the correct delivery/insurance. The books are being manned by the WisdenAuction admin team so you can contact the main site or on this listing with any questions. Many Thanks, Andrew.

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        REMINISCENCES OF PARMENAS TAYLOR TURNLEY. FROM THE CRADLE TO THREE-SCORE AND TEN. FROM DIARIES KEPT FROM EARLY BOYHOOD. WITH A BRIEF GLANCE BACKWARD THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AT PROGENITORS AND ANCESTRAL LINEAGE

      Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry Printers, Binders and Engravers, [1892]., 1892. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Inked presentation inscription and dated from the author on the front fly leaf. Original brown cloth, decorated front and rear endpapers, 448 pp., frontispiece [portrait of the author at age 71], introduction, illustrated, plates. This copy has the extra plates as noted by Howes T429; leaf of contents inserted [not found in all copies with a manuscript correction], plus a six-page printing of comments from readers [the first we have seen]. The author first relates army experiences with Harney's Sioux Expedition of 1855. During the following five years he was variously stationed at Fort Bridger, Salt Lake City, and other western posts. Flake 9057 says "Trip through Salt Lake City in 1858, and an account of the rise of Mormonism." Michael Walsh of Goodspeed's considered this work rare in 1938. Tipped in to this copy is a printed broadsheet issued by Turnley to promote his book. Near fine copy.

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        The Catholicos of the East and his People. Being Impression of Five Years' Work in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission; an Account of the Religious and Secular Life and Opinions of the Eastern Syrian Christians of Kurdistan and Northern Persia (known also as Nestorians).

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1892 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt and black, brown coated endpapers. Joints and extremities rubbed, spine darkened, very faint soiling overall, small bump to fore edge of both boards, fore edge spotted, internally clean. A very good copy. Folding map frontispiece, wood engravings to the text. First and only edition of this important account of the Church of the East, uncommon in the original cloth. In 1886 Maclean (1858–1943) travelled to Urmia in Iranian Azerbaijan as the first head of Archbishop Benson's mission to the Assyrian Christians, "which had as its purpose not conversion, which its statutes forbade, but the strengthening of faith and religious practice" (ODNB). Despite opposition from Persian authorities, Maclean oversaw the establishment of a Syriac press and numerous schools for clergy and laypeople. He returned to his former parish at Portree, Skye, in 1891, co-authoring the present account and also writing an important grammar of Syriac (1895), followed by a dictionary (1901). In an address to the Lambeth Conference in 1908 he suggested that the Church of England was concerned not only "to restore these ancient Churches for their own sakes, but also one may confidently hope that in the future they will be able to do what we Westerns cannot do – they will be able to appeal to the Moslem mind" (cited after Taylor, Narratives of Identity: The Syrian Orthodox Church and the Church of England, p. 125). Wilson p. 133. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE GODDESS OF ATVATABAR: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE INTERIOR WORLD AND CONQUEST OF ATVATABAR .

      J. F. Douthitt, New York 1892 - Large octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7] 8 [9] 10-318 [319: blank] [320: ad], flyleaves at front and rear, frontispiece, forty-five illustrations by C. Durand Chapman and others, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition, first binding. "A bizarre, often grotesque, fairy tale of science ." - Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 66. An ambitious lost race novel based on Symmes' theory of concentric spheres. Among the more lavish nineteenth century American SF novels, but perhaps of most interest for its introduction by Julian Hawthorne that "denounces Zola and the literary naturalists, predicting that the future of literature lies with such romances as Bradshaw's." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-14. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-21. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 270. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 255. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 091. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 39. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 93. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Reginald 01810. Wright (III) 648. Touch of rubbing to cloth spine ends and corner tips, a near fine, bright copy with tight hinges and virtually none of the usual dust soiling to the binding. A superior copy of this book. (#130694) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        JUMP TO GLORY JANE

      Swan, Sonnenschein & Co, London 1892 - Limited to 1000 copies (scarce none-the-less). 28p, 36p. Illustrated by Lawrence Housman with frontispiece and 5 inserted full-page plates, as well as text drawings on every page of the story. Bound in original cream boards with titles and cover vignettes of jumping Jane in red. Housman Check List, National Book League, no. 92. Spine just a little faded, one small red ink spot to upper cover, all else fine Limited to 1000 copies (scarce none-the-less) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peter Ibbetson (2 Vols.)

      James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London 1892 - The 1892 1st edition, 1st issue (stamped in black and brown on the front covers). Complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes clean and VG+. Tightly-bound and well-preserved. Octavos, 448 pgs. all told. Housed in a custom-made, quarter morocco box, with folding chemises. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Los desastres de la guerra. Collección de ochenta láminas inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte.

      Madrid, Real Academia de Belles Artes de San Fernando, 1892. ____*-------* Second edition. It was printed in the "Calcografia" in 1892 in an edition limited to 100 copies. This serie was engraved by Goya between 1810 and 1820, but not published before 1863. This second edition is, according to Harris, "generally well printed on suitable paper" and, although inferior to the first, is the best of all subsequent editions. It was again published in 1892, 1903, 1906, 1923, 1930 et 1937. After the first edition, the plates were probably steel-faced and consequently do not degrade as quickly as they otherwise might. This volume does contain a title and a biographical introduction, copied from the first edition. Most of these gruesome studies were inspired by events Goya witnessed during the Peninsular War of 1808-14, and Madrid famine of 1811-12. Very good copy. Harris, Goya, Engravings and Lithographs no 121-203. In-4 oblong. Collation : (4) pp., 80 planches. Contemporary half linen, spine gilted.

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        No. 6 Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Patented Improved Wood-Working Machinery manufactured by Hall & Brown Wood-Working Machine Co.

      St.Louis, MO. Hall & Brown Wood-Working Machine Co. No date. Ca. 1892. Illustrated throughout with full page and in-text black and white line engravings, 4 double sided foldout black and white illustrations, 495 pages + indices, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, embossed gilt decorative cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Top 1/2 inch of backstrip missing, covers worn with some soiling, tiny losses to backstrip from insect damage, hinges broken but attached, some loss to fore edge of front free endpaper, endpapers moderately soiled, rear endpaper and last page detached otherwise text block is tight and pages clean. An uncommon publication, with just one holding in WorldCat (Missouri Historical Society). Up to page 161 illustrations of the machinery on offer is either single or fold-out, with another page with lenghty description of the item. The later pages have some machines offered in this format as well as many pages with illustration and text. There is a quite astounding array of sturdy machinery for all woodworking needs.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Peter Ibbetson (2 Vols.)

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1892. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1892 1st edition, 1st issue (stamped in black and brown on the front covers). Complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes clean and VG+. Tightly-bound and well-preserved. Octavos, 448 pgs. all told. Housed in a custom-made, quarter morocco box, with folding chemises.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Catalogo Delle Monete Arabe Esistenti Nella Biblioteca Comunale Di Palermo (1892)

      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. Palermo, Stabilimento Tipografico Virzi, 1892. Media Tela Y Cartone Editorial.234 Pp In 4º Minor, Mas 4 Laminas, Ilustradas Con Imagenes De Las Monedas Del Catalogo. Es La Primera Edicion De De Este Libro, Estando El Mismo Agotado Y Con Ejemplares En Grandes Bibliotecas Y En Colecciones Privadas. El Estado Es Muy Bueno- No Tiene Uso Practicamente Ni Señal De Deterioro, Salvo Por El Paso Del Tiempo, Con Foxing Difuso Que No Afecta Al Texto. 700G. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Hierofante]
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        Persia and the Persian question.:

      London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1892 - A very good set in original cloth. First edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 639; xii, 653; with 43 plates, 9 maps, illustrations in the text, large folding map at the end of volume 1.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        [TEFILOT YISRA'EL]. UNION PRAYER BOOK. AS ADOPTED BY THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS. [PART I: THE SABBATH, THE THREE FESTIVALS, AND THE DAILY PRAYERS]

      Chicago, Published By The Ritual Committee, 1892. 1st edition. Original black boards, 8vo, 260, 140 pages. Singerman 4357. The scarce true first edition, quickly recalled after publication by the Reform movement because of opposition led by the Einhorn wing.

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        The Leather-Stocking Tales. Consisting of: The Deerslayer, or The First War Path; The Last of the Mohicans; The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea; The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susqhehanna; and The Prairie. Illustrated from Drawings by Felix Darley.

      New York: Appleton and Company, 1892. 5 volumes, octavo. Frontispiece and engraved title page to each volume with occasional illustrations within the text. Contemporary half tan calf with burgundy title labels, extra gilt tooling; marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Attractive illustrated bookplate to each volume, bindings a little rubbed, neat repair to headband of 'The Deerslayer'. Shows well; a very good set of these famous tales of pioneering adventures in the West.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        YVERNELLE. A Legend of Feudal France

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892. First Edition [BAL 15024]. Blue-green cloth, stamped gilt decorative lettering, illustrations and border; gold patterned endpapers. Gentle wear to extremities; front board very slightly splayed. Ex-libris from a Berkeley school, only markings a printed card pocket to rpd and small reference sticker to fpd; prior owner's 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+.. [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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed in full to Mr [Alexis] Thomson (Lord Joseph, 1827-1912, Pioneer of Antiseptic Surgery)

      1892 - saying that he fears that "the enclosed is not calculated to be of much service to you" and he hopes "the delay inseparable from the circumstance of my absence from home will not further diminish its value .", 1 side 8vo., Portland Place headed paper, readdressed from the Isle of Skye, 7th September Alexis Thomson F.R.C.S. was Professor of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh and Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Uncle Remus and His Friends

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1892 - Copyright dates, 1881, 1883, 1892, 1904 and 1905, All Five Volumes Are First Editions, First Printings. Book 1-Uncle Remus And His Songs and Sayings, first edition with 1881 on the title page and with first issue note "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line rather sheet. Green cloth over boards with gilt and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Butterflied inside covers front and back. Book 2-Nights with Uncle Remus, 1883 on the title page, first edition, first printing. Black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine Gray inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout. For edge and bottom page edges are not caught. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling to the back inside cover flyleaf. Book 3-Uncle Remus and His Friends, 1892 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by A. B. Frost green cloth over boards with black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Gray inside covers front and back with previous owner's name written I and the upper inside corner of the front flyleaf. Gutter slightly crack on the inside front and back covers. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Book 4-The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus,1904 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine decorative inside covers front and back, gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Illustrated in color by A. B. Frost and E. W. Kimball book. Previous owner's name and label on the inside front flyleaf and post flyleaf. 5-Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation, 1905 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine, glued on pictorial label mostly missing. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Previous owner's name written on the inside flyleaf. Volume two's spine is a little shaky but still secure, four plates missing from volume three. all five volumes are in clear pocketed covers. A rare and collectible set of books. Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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