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        The Novels and Writings of Jane Austen. Comprising: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Miscellaneous Works.

      New York: The Athenaeum Club, 1892.. [English Literature]. Six volumes, octavo (21 x 14 x 28cm), complete. With full-page illustrations throughout. Navy blue half oasis morocco with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt. Internally clean. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A scarce and desirable edition, with fine engraved illustrations and a sixth volume of literary miscellanea, including the short novels 'Lady Susan' and 'The Watsons', the letters of Jane Austen plus a memoir of the author.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Leçons sur la pathologie comparée de l'inflammation faites à l'Institut Pasteur en Avril et Mai 1891

      - G.Masson, Paris 1892, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Edizione illustrata con 65 figure nel testo e 3 colorati piatti alla fine del volume. Binding metà dolore marrone cioccolato, torna con cinque nervi, l'indicazione dorata di ottenere prezzi Toulouse Medical School, piatti carta marmorizzata, piccole macchie scolorite lunghezza della prima piatta, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano , angoli urtato. Piacevole stato interno. libro raro e importante.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 65 figures dans le texte ainsi que de 3 planches en couleurs en fin de volume. Reliure en demi chagrin marron chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs, indication dorée d'obtention de prix à la faculté de médecine de Toulouse, plats de papier marbré, petites taches de décoloration en pied du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés. Agréable état intérieur. Rare et important ouvrage.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Deux lettres autographes signées conservées dans leurs enveloppes timbrées avec cachets au dos

      1892 - 2 lettres autographes signées conservées dans leurs enveloppes timbrées avec cachets au dos. Ces deux lettres significatives sont adressées au prince Karageorgevitch et datées de Hendaye, mars 1892. Ce sont deux lettres familières exprimant avec prudence des soucis vestimentaires et d'images personnelles. " Pourquoi ne resterions nous pas tout simplement ensemble à nous amuser entre nous dans l'hôtel inachevé . Vous ferez brûler cette lettre après, n'est-ce pas, elle est trop idiote pour risquer la postérité. Pour être à peu près propre avec l'habit noir, quelles bottines me faire faire ? . Merci bien de me prêter votre nom pour Gouape ; mais je n'ai pas envie du tout envie de la faire (la gouape) et surtout je redouterais une confusion" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        Zeitschrift Fur Bucherzeichen-Bibliothekenkunde Und Gelehrtengeschichte

      C.A. Starke, Gorlitz 1892 - GERMAN, leather binding and corners, light tanning to pages, light bumping, exlibris, IMPORTANT AND RARE FIRST EDITION, SCARCE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [And:] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London George Newnes 1892 - The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892. First edition, first impression of the text with the misprint "Violent Hunter" for "Violet Hunter" on page 317), but second state of binding (with the name on the street sign in The Strand Library device on front cover. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches; 235 x 162 mm). [4], 317, [1, printer’s imprint], [2, blank] pp. With 104 illustrations by Sidney Paget in the text. Original light blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gray flower and leaf endpapers. Front inner hinges cracked but holding. Edges, head and tail of the spine and corners a bit rubbed and bumped. Gilt on spine lightly rubbed. Small old ink signature to front free endpaper. Minor foxing throughout. Overall, very good. [Together with:] DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1894. First edition. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 235 x 160 mm). [6], 279, [1, blank] pp. With ninety illustrations in the text (including frontispiece). Original dark blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gold feather patterned endpapers. Binding slightly cocked. Edges, head and tail of the spine and corners a bit rubbed and bumped. Gilt on spine a bit rubbed. Inner hinges cracked but holding. Some light offsetting to front endpapers. A bit of light foxing throughout. Overall a very nice copy. "Rarely has a character so quickly established itself on the popular imagination as did Sherlock Holmes in the latter half of 1891." (Green & Gibson). Green and Gibson A10a. HBS 67914. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Ohrenheilkunde, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Leipzig, Vogel, 1892-93.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. vi, 714; (III), 915, (1). With 133 & 177 wood-engraved illustrations, respectively. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary calf and marbled boards, cloth corners, spines gilt, gloss on dry and brittle leather now restored by expert hand, old signature to title-page. In a very good condition, rather fine interiors. ~ First edition. Hermann Hugo Rudolf Schwartze (1837-1910). One of the founders of modern otology. His master 2-volume "Handbuch der Ohrenheilkunde" was co-edited with Emil Berthold. Very rare.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1892 - 1892-1899 Wisden Rebound with Original Covers

      1892. 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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Fra i Batacchi Indipendenti. Viaggio di Elio Modigliani. Pubblicato a cura della Societa Geografica Italiana in occasione del Primo Congresso Geografico Italiano.

      Società Geografica Italiana, 1892. In 8°, pp. 189, (3). Con una grande carta geografica a colori, due panorami più volte ripiegati, 23 tavole fuori testo e 35 figure nel testo. Leg. piena pelle bruna con dorso muto. Copertine originali conservate all'interno. Copia in ottimo stato. Prima edizione. I Batak, una delle più importanti popolazioni pagane di Sumatra, abitano la conca del lago Toba. Alla loro conoscenza hanno molto contribuito l'esplorazione e le raccolte portate in patria da Elio Modigliani.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Atlantis]
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        LUSTIGE ZIEHBILDER (FUNNY PICTURES) (code no. 112)

      J. F. Schreiber, Esslingen; Stuttgart 1892 - Meggendorfer, Lothar. LUSTIGE ZIEHBILDER (FUNNY PICTURES) (code no. 112). Esslingen; Stuttgart: J. F. Schreiber, [1892]. FIRST EDITION. 4to - 7-11/16" x 10-1/2". Red cloth backed color pictorial paper covered boards with minimal touches of shelf wear and light soiling to the lower cover for what is a beautiful, near perfect copy of the book. [14] pp. The highlight of the book are the six full color, tab activated movable plates by Meggendorfer. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Only one copy located on OCLC/WorldCat (Museum Kulturen Basel, Bibliothek). RARE Note: An English language version of this book was published HUMOROUS PICTURE BOOK. London: H. Grevel & Co., [1894]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Nach Pergamon. Reiseskizze aus dem Jahre 1892. Als Handschrift gedruckt. Berlin, Mittler & Sohn, 1893. 8°. (22,5:14,5 cm). 92 S., mit 57 Original-Fotografien auf 15 Tafeln, OLwd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel,

      - Sehr seltener Privatdruck (nur wenige Exemplare in Bibliotheken nachweisbar).- Beschreibung einer Privatreise mit dem Orientexpress nach Konstantinopel und weiter über Smyrna, Magnesia nach Pergamon (Bergama), auf Einladung des Archäologen Carl Humann unternommen im April-Mai 1892. "Freund Hallbauer" wohnte vier Wochen im Haus des Archäologen, der zu dieser Zeit gerade mit der Ausgrabung von Magnesia am Mäander beschäftigt war.- Die Privataufnahmen mit Bezugnahme auf die Reise mit handschr. Bildtiteln in Bleistift, darunter ein Foto des Verfassers, gemäß Bildunterschrift von Carl Humann fotografiert. Die Fotos zeigen Korfu, Hierapolis, Istanbul, Magnesia, Pergamon, Smyrna, u.a., aber auch Personen der Reisegesellschaft inkl. dem "Reiseführer" C. Humann.- Etwas gebräunt; Tafeln stockfleckig, Titel oben mit Abschnitt.# Very rare private edition (only a few copies in libraries detectable, no copy in USA) .- Description of a private trip undertaken at the invitation of the archaeologist Carl Humann via Constantinople, Smyrna, Magnesia to Pergamon (Bergama).- With 57 original photographs (8 x 11 cm) mounted on 15 plates.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Lidoire et la biscotte

      Flammarion 1892 - - Flammarion, Paris s.d. (1892), 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de quadruples caissons dorés, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Maylander. Couverture illustrée par José Roy. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre manuscrite datée de 1917 de quatre pages de Georges Courteline dans laquelle il entreprend une biographie détaillée de son frère. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, only leading copies. Binding half morocco navy corners, back with four nerves set with gilded nets decorated with quadruple gilded boxes, framing gilt fillets on the marble paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and back preserved, gilded head , signed binder of Maylander. Cover illustrated by José Roy. Beautiful copy perfectly established. Our copy is enriched by a handwritten letter dated 1917 from four pages of Georges Courteline in which he undertakes a detailed biography of his brother. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Butterflies from China, Japan and Corea Pt 1: Danainae, Satyrinae, Morphinae, and Acraeinae

      London: R.H. Porter, 1892. 116, 13 fine chromolithographed plates. 4to. PB. Orig. printed wrappers. Plates loose in wrappers, uncut. Pages unopened. Vg. Rare. Part 1 only. Fine chromolithographs drawn by W. Purkiss and printed by W. Greve, Berlin.Nissen ZBI 2414.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("WRSmith").

      Wohl Cambridge, 31. X. 1892. - 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "I have been laid up ever since the Oriental Congress with an abscess on the back which necessitated an operation & has kept me on my back for the last six or seven weeks. I am just beginning to be able again for a little work & could look at proofsheets. As I can't move about & consult books freely my notes on them might not amount to much, but I might be of some little use [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Cours de danse fin de siècle, illustrations de Louis Legrand, Paris, dentu, 1892.

      - 1 vol. in-4° demi-chagrin bleu prusse, dos lisse uniformément insolé, auteur et titre dorés, date dorée en queue, petit moulin rouge mosaïqué sur le dos (Relieur J. Canape) Gardes de papier rose. Couverture conservée. 11 eaux-fortes originales dont une répétée en bleu sur la couverture, 23 en-têtes vignettes-lettrines et culs de lampes en couleurs. Tirage à 350 exemplaires. Un des 300 sur beau papier vélin. Une eau-forte supplémentaire sur papier japon est présente dans l'ouvrage.

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        Plain Tales from The Hills.

      Macmillan and Co., London 1892 - Third Edition. 10, 310, [2] S. Original-Leinen. Mit Gebrauchsspuren. Buchblock lose im Einband. Insgesamt sehr ordentlich. Exemplar mit farbigen Randzeichnungen. «Plain Tales from the Hills« (veröffentlicht 1888) ist die erste Sammlung von Kurzgeschichten von Rudyard Kipling. Achtundzwanzig von den den 40 Geschichten (so Kipling im Vorwort), wurden zunächst in der »Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, Punjab, British India« zwischen November 1886 und Juni 1887 veröffentlicht. Kipling war als Journalist für die CMG tätig als er noch nicht ganz 17 war. Der Titel bezieht sich, durch ein Wortspiel auf »Plain«, als das Gegenteil von ?Hills? Viele der Geschichten spielen in Hill Station von Simla der Sommerresidenz des britischen R.A.J. Kipling vermittelt mit diesen Geschichten viele Aspekte des Lebens in Britisch-Indien. Ihre ersten Auftritte in Buchform haben in den »Plain Tales« Mrs. Hauksbee, der Polizist Strickland, und der Soldaten Drei (Mulvaney, Ortheris und Learoyd).Exemplar mit farbigen Randzeichnungen (11 große farbige, 6 kleine farbige und 6 kleine in s/w) von unbekannter Hand (sehr wahrscheinlich von einem Offizier, der im R.A.J. stationiert war), die in den Geschichten vorkommende Personen darstellen, bzw. Szenen illustrieren. Die genannten Soldaten Mulvaney, Ortheris und Learroyd sind einzeln und zusammen dargestellt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diary of a Nobody

      First edition, second issue 8vo., original brown cloth, decorated in blue and black. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, Neuer Abdruck, 16 + 3 Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1890 - 1892. - Vierte gänzlich überarbeitete Neuauflage. Grundwerk in 16 Bänden sowie die Ergänzungsbände 17 (Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Register), 18 (Erstes Jahres-Supplement 1890 - 91) und 19 (Zweites Jahres-Supplement 1891 - 92), somit vollständiges Exemplar in 19 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und aufwendigen floralen Goldprägungen. Deckel mit schwarz-blauen Bezügen und Lederecken. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Das Grundwerk (A - Z) umfasst 16 Bände mit ca. 17.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind unter anderem ca. 3.000 Abbildungen sowie 556 Karten, Pläne und Tafeln, darunter zahlreiche farbige Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungsbände. Es handelt sich um die erste Auflage des Meyer-Lexikons mit farbigen Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch drei Ergänzungs- bzw. Supplementbände. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser als vollständiges Ensemble durchaus seltenen vierten Meyer-Auflage, das vor allem durch seine fast makellose Rückenansicht beeindruckt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        The Irish Naturalist

      Eason and Son,, Dublin 1892 - 1892-1924. Complete in thirty-three volumes, with the index volume. A near fine set in contemporary cloth with marbled boards neatly re-backed, some pencil annotations, but overall near fine. An important publication and very uncommon as a complete run and in this condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blackrock Rare Books]
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        L'ARTE DI FABBRICARE MECCANICA APPLICATA ALLE COSTRUZIONI-TAVOLE

      AUGUSTO FEDERICO NEGRO, 1892. ITALIANO 0,49 Volume con 33 tavole in nero su cartoncino morbido. Lieve ingiallimento ai tagli. Aloni di scurimento ai margini della copertina e lievi segni di impurità. Timbro di appartenenza in basso. Parte II, dispensa prima. Dorso in tela con adesivo con titoli manoscritti. USATO

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        Antiche laudi cadorine

      Pieve di Cadore,Premiata tipografia Berengan 1892 - In-16°.X+18+(2)pp.Legatura in brossura editoriale a stampa. Rarissima placchetta, con introduzione di Carducci in veste di filologo, che ritrovò e pubblicò queste antiche laudi trecentesche,ricavate da un manoscritto pergamenaceo coevo.Piccolissima mancanza all'angolo superiore esterno del piatto anteriore,per altro ottimo esemplare da amatore. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS [Vol 1 Only]

      London: Published by the Author, 1892. Octavo; G; Green boards and spine with gilt lettering; Boards have some wear to the edges, bumping at the corners; Upper edge gilt with some light scratching; Pages toned; Cracking at the gutter, making the binding loose though all pages are bound; Book states: "Reprinted from the original plates 1892" on the reverse of the front free end paper; VOL. 1 Only. All plates intact. Good reading copy. Shelve: Case 6. Dupont.

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        les illuminations

      léon vanier 1892 - rare 1e édition complète parue à la mort de RIMBAUD [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1892 - 1892-1899 Wisden Rebound with Original Covers

      1892. 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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        The Galt Cook Book : comprising a large number of tested recipes for the kitchen, dining room and sick room

      R.G. McLean, Toronto 1892 - Elizabeth Driver, in Culinary Landmarks, lists copies of this first edition in only four repositories (all in Ontario, some with 2 copies) and one private collection. Driver devotes over one and one-half pages to describing the first edition of this book and its compilers/editors, Margaret Taylor and Francis McNaught - see Driver, O58.1 (pp. 376-377). Rare indeed. 535 p. : ill. ; 18.5 X 12.5 cm. Remarkably complete and intact in hardcover, despite paste residue to covers from previous owner's superimposed/pasted plain paper cover which I have removed; both front and rear hinges holding though they are begining to crack; all pages present, including pages of adverisements; occasional pages show minimal spots of discolouration from use.

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        The Spirit Lamp.

      Oxford: for the proprietors by James Thornton,, May 1892 – June 1893. An Oxford Magazine without News. [Continued as: An Aesthetic Literary and Critical Magazine.] 15 volumes, octavo. Original wrappers (vol. I, nos. 1–6 and vol. II, no. 1 beige wrappers printed in black; vol. II, nos. 2–4 and vol. III, nos. 1–3 white wrappers printed in blue with Magdalen tower illustration; vol. IV, nos. 1–2 blue wrappers printed in black). Vol. II, no. 1 in the first state with no "Second Edition" to front wrapper (no priority: "only one impression was actually printed" – Mason). Housed in a green morocco-backed bookform slipcase with the numbers held in two cloth chemises. A few of the early numbers with some early repair to wrappers, some with recent light repair; otherwise general chipping to the extremities of the brittle first few numbers, the white wrappered numbers in much better condition though with some staples rusted, and the blue wrappered volumes in near-fine condition but for some small chips to the wrapper edges. Nonetheless an extraordinary survival in very good condition overall, with some numbers uncut. First edition, all published, in original wrappers, an extremely rare complete set. The Spirit Lamp, the Oxford "aesthetic" literary magazine edited by Lord Alfred Douglas, became over four terms the crucible of a radical Uranian culture, and was decried as an "unholy, decadent academy" in rival Oxford magazine The Ephemeral. The Spirit Lamp printed unguardedly homosexual poems by Oscar Wilde, then Douglas's lover, as well as pieces by other such notable decadents as Lionel Johnson, John Addington Symonds, Robert Ross, Max Beerbohm, Pierre Louÿs, and many others. The first volume of the magazine was issued in six numbers during Trinity term 1892, under the editorship of Sandys Watson. It was set up as "An Oxford Magazine Without News", mischievous and facetious, with articles and satirical poems published anonymously or initialled. To give a flavour: in one early number a piece entitled "Pneumatolampadomastix" imagines a board of authorities condemning the magazine, followed by a Mr Oscar Wilde contributing: "The writers are quite unintelligible, and will consequently never be found out", and the scene closed by Mr George Meredith: "Foolish Young Fellows!" The second volume was published in four numbers during Michaelmas term 1892, now adopting illustrated wrappers and beginning to print the identities of its contributors. Lord Alfred Douglas's first contribution was printed in the third number, in an extraordinarily impertinent essay on the dullness of dons: "Dons occupy in the University the same position as moral laws occupy in the Universe; that is why they are so tedious... Perhaps, after all, the real reason why Dons are so uninteresting, is that they stand out against a background of such intense interest and beauty that they appear darker and duller than they really are. However that may be, they remain the one dull thing in Oxford, the one commonplace in the romance of an exquisite life, the one harsh discord in the harmony of a perfect music. Let us forgive them, but forget that they exist". Perhaps due to the popularity of the piece, or the fact that Douglas had some literary cachet for being then in the full swing of an affair with the famous Wilde (they had met in 1891, introduced by Lionel Johnson, and had summered together in 1892, during which Wilde was writing A Woman of No Importance), Watson surrendered the ownership and editorship of The Spirit Lamp to Douglas. Thus, from the following number (vol II, no. 4) right through its two subsequent volumes (vol. III, nos. 1–3: 3 February–10 March 1893, Hilary term; and vol. IV, nos. 1–2, May–June 1893, Trinity term), Douglas began to include radical new content. The first number under Douglas's editorship was introduced by "The New Remorse", a powerful poem of homosexual awakening by Wilde which he, besotted, had written out for Douglas shortly after they had met: "Who cometh in dyed garments from the South? / It is thy new-found Lord, and he shall kiss / The yet unravished roses of thy mouth, / And I shall weep, and worship, as before". Douglas assumed that the poem had been written for him, though it had in fact been published four years earlier under the title "Un amant de nos jours". Douglas's printing of it on the front of his first editorial issue nonetheless signposted the magazine's new Uranian direction. Neil McKenna, in The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, comments on the revolutionary aims and implications of the magazine under Douglas's editorship: "The Spirit Lamp advertised itself as a magazine for 'all who are interested in modern life and the new culture'. The 'new culture' was code for the new Uranian culture which Bosie, Oscar and many others wanted to see established... The primary aim was reform of the laws against gross indecency and sodomy, followed by a wish to win a winder social acceptance for men who loved men" (McKenna, p. 266). Wilde's other contributions in The Spirit Lamp were two prose-poem fantasies, first published here, "The House of Judgement" and "The Disciple", which were later reprinted in "Poems in Prose" in the Fortnightly Review, July 1894. Other notable contributions include Douglas's review in strident defence of Wilde's French Salomé as "a perfect work of art", and the first appearance of the famous French translation of one of Wilde's love letters to Douglas by Pierre Louÿs (to whom Salomé had been dedicated): "Hyacinthe adoré, hyacinthe! hyacinthe! / Car je veux voir toujours dans les bois syriens / Ton beau corps étendu sur la rose et l'absinthe". Of the creation and significance of the poem, Douglas later recollected: "I met Pierre Louÿs in London, while I was living with Oscar at the Savoy Hotel. Louÿs came several times to lunch and dinner with us. He wrote a sonnet for me, which I published in the student journal which I then directed at Oxford, The Spirit Lamp. It was a free version of a letter written to me by Wilde, which was then used against him by my father during the trial". Also included in the final volume is "The Incomparable Beauty of Modern Dress", one of the earliest published pieces by Max Beerbohm. Though individual numbers do very occasionally turn up, complete sets of The Spirit Lamp are of great rarity. The only time a complete set in the original wrappers was recorded at auction was in 1975 (presented for sale with the original manuscript of Louÿs's "Hyacinthe" poem, inscribed to Wilde, inserted; the manuscript alone was resold in 2010 for €39,150). Prior to that, there were two complete sets at auction in 1968, but both were bound up. Otherwise we can find none recorded. The slipcase of this set bears the bookplate of New York judge and collector Frederick Spiegelberg, who died in 1937.

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        ABBIE SAUNDERS A Story of Pioneer Days in Minnesota

      Fresno, CA: For the Author, 1892. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (8vo). 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..

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        Divan Japonais. Farblithographie in Schwarz, Olive, Gelb und Rot auf gräulichem Plakatdruckpapier, im Stein signiert und bezeichnet und mit der Adresse des Druckers "IMP. EDW. ANCOURT, PARIS".

      Blattgr. 79,9 x 60,9 cm. Alt auf Leinwand aufkaschiert. Adriani 8. Wittrock P 11. - Plakat mit der Schrift, das der Künstler 1892 für die Eröffnung des gleichnamigen Nachtlokals entwarf. Es zeigt im Vordergrund die Tänzerin Jane Avril und den Schriftsteller und Musikkritiker Edouard Dujardin bei einem Auftritt der Sängerin Yvette Guilbert. - Das Werbeplakat für das Pariser Cafe ist eine der berühmtesten Lithographien Toulouse-Lautrecs es gilt als eine Ikone der Plakatkunst des Jugendstils. - Lautrecs Komposition inspiriert von japanischen Farbholzschnitten, passend zur fernöstlich inspirierten Ausstattung des Cafes Divan Japonais, rückt das Publikum in den Vordergrund. Die Sängerin Yvette Guilbert ist im Hintergrund dargestellt mit den typischen langen schwarzen Handschuhen erscheint sie jenseits des Orchestergrabens. Im Publikum dominieren die beiden Größen des Pariser Nachtlebens: die berühmte Tänzerin aus dem Moulin Rouge Jane Avril (1848-1943) und der dandyhafte Edouard Dujardin (1861-1949). - Unterer Rand mit geringen Knick- und Kratzspuren, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        A MODERN ALADDIN; OR, THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF OLIVER MUNIER [A EXTRAVAGANZA IN FOUR ACTS]

      New York: Harper & Bros, 1892. INSCRIBED. Octavo; Good/ None; dark gray cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR STATES: Ex Tenebras There can be nothing without a meaning and a reason for it. Even in this heap of chaff there may be a few kernels of something solid. No man can do that which is sin without calling up in his soul an an image of that which is holy. Could man embody his evil in form and substance he could not present that which is of good belonging to him being also embodies in form and substance. When man is killed by his own evil only that which is good remains to wash over him. There are few grains in this recut heap of chaff. Howard Pyle moderate shelf wear and bumping; text block clean. Spine cocked (not perpendicular, minor tearing to front gutter, binding slightly loose but intact. Edges of boards lightly rubbed, bottom fore corner lightly frayed, top corners lightly bumped, spine agetoned with light scattered staining. 33 b&w plates by Pyle, all present. 205 pp. Shelved: Rockville copier room. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        A Chinese-English Dictionary. By Herbert A. Giles, H.B.M. Consul at Ningpo. Original First Edition, 1892

      London: Bernard Quaritch; Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh;, 1892 - First edition, first printing. Quarto, 31.8*25.9*11.5cm; wt:6kg; xlvi,1416p. Firm binding, crisp and clean pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare's England.

      New York and London: Macmillan and Company, 1892 - Octavo (181 x 125 mm). Finely bound by The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons in near-contemporary green crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gilt roll-tooled border to inner boards, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, silk page marker. In a custom morocco-backed slip case with onlaid marbled paper. Spine very slightly faded with light rubbing to one of the bands, short closed tear to p. 221, very occasional slight marking to contents. An excellent copy. Extra-illustrated with full-page original watercolour frontispiece, 4 other vignette watercolours, and 23 pen drawings. Limited edition, one of 250 unnumbered copies, finely printed with wide margins. Unique extra-illustrated copy with 5 original watercolours and fine pen-and-ink sketches, showing charming scenes of Stratford and other sites linked to Shakespeare's life. Winter's account of the landmarks and rustic architecture of Shakespeare's country was first published in 1888. A highly appealing book, beautifully bound, printed and illustrated.

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        IGIENE DELLE ABITAZIONI PROVVISTA DELLE ACQUE

      HOEPLI, MILANO 1892 - INGEGNERIA SANITARIA ITALIANO Volume III relativo agli argomenti: "Provvista, condotta e distribuzione delle acque". Parte prima sulla "Provvista", con 264 incisioni ed una tavola in cromolitografia. Ottima conservazione delle pagine. Presente timbro di appartenenza all'occhiello. Mezza legatura con angoli. Piatti marmorizzati e dorso in pelle con titoli e nervature in nero.

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        Poems

      The Chiswick Press for Elkin Matthews & John Lane 1892 - Wilde, Oscar. Poems. London: Chiswick Press for Elkin Matthews & John Lane, 1892. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, one of 220 copies signed by Wilde. Elegant signed limited edition using the sheets from David Bogue’s fifth edition of 1882 which incorporated many significant textual changes. London: by The Chiswick Press for Elkin Matthews & John Lane, 1892. Octavo, original gilt-decorated cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Mason 309. A lovely copy, clean inside and out with only very trifling wear at spine ends. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume XIII,

      London, 1892. - 9 x 11. (x) pages of Introduction & list of contributors + about 350 leaves of specimens (3 folding). Publisher's full vellum over boards, titled in gold on spine and upper cover. Covers have old soil, spine darker, upper joint split one-third but held on tightly. Some protruding deckles dusty, but contents very clean. One plate is torn in half, but present. Very good copy. Devised by Andrew Tuer as a scheme "to develop higher skills among printers" and to "elevate public taste in typography," the Exchange succeeded brilliantly. Hundreds of printers worldwide participated. There is a great deal of color & metallic and "Artistic" printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS [Vol. 1 Only]

      Published by the Author, London 1892 - Octavo; G; Green boards and spine with gilt lettering; Boards have some wear to the edges, bumping at the corners; Upper edge gilt with some light scratching; Pages toned; Cracking at the gutter, making the binding loose though all pages are bound; Book states: "Reprinted from the original plates 1892" on the reverse of the front free end paper; VOL. 1 Only. All plates intact. Good reading copy. Shelve: Case 6. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les beaux messieurs de Bois-Doré

      - Émile Testard, Éditeur. París, 1892. 30 cm. 2 vol. [I] 395 p.[II] 352 p., 4 h. Illustrations d'Adrien moreau. Gravées sur bois par Brauer, Froment, Hamel, Méaulle, Rousseau et Thomas. Tirage de grand luxe sur papier des Manufactures impériales du Japon (Núm. 27/75). Enc. en media piel, puntas, dorados y florones en la lomera. Ex-libris de James Manfield en el anverso de la cubierta. Muy buen estado.

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        The Kiautschou Bay Concession - Colonial German Qingdao

      Kiel [Northern Germany], 1896-1899. Fair copy manuscript account written by Johann Heinrich Hermann Neubauer (born 1874) who was a volunteer in the German Imperial Navy, recounting his numerous voyages and service in vast corners of the globe including China, Japan, Russia, the Phillipines, Brazil and Patagonia, over a period of seven years, looking back to his naval training in April 1892 and leading up to December 1899. Especially captivating are the descriptions of China and South America. With frontis portrait photograph of the writer in navy attire, taken in Nagasaki, and manuscript dedication to adjacent leaf dated 18 December 1896 when he began the work. Text is in German. With tipped-in manuscript message by a Navy Captain on the stationery of the SMS Gefion pertaining to 13 July 1896, and a tipped-in German newspaper printed in Tsingtao 29 March 1899. 8vo. 271 in manuscript. Brown cloth boards, original endpapers. A pleasing naval memoire in a fine hand, centered largely on China. German imperialism is the distinct theme in this manuscript volume, which features naval service during the occupation of Kiautschou Bay, and foremost German colonial influence over Tsingtao as its primary East Asia trading and naval post, while offering detailed observations of the Tsingtao in particular. Up and coming German colonies in Brazil also appear in the journal as the writer served on a vessel sent to quell the Brazilian Naval Revolts (Revoltas da Armada) in Rio de Janeiro in 1893. A voyage was further made to Manila in an effort to secure German colonial possessions in the Philippines. Neubauer had just come of age when he joined the volunteer navy reserve in 1892, and through the service, his early adult years would be replete with adventure as he sailed around the world observing and participating in colonial Germany's foreign expansion and commerce, particularly in China. The present journal begins with a partial summary of his assignments with the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy) from his training onboard the artillery ship SMS Mars, subsequent posts on the SMS Seeadler, the SMS Condor, the SMS Alexandrine, and finally being assigned to SMS Gefion in May of 1895. The volume's dedication suggests that he intended to write the full account of his voyages and overseas experiences upon his return in 1896, however, the contents continue beyond the dedication date and introductory resumé of sorts, reveal that he was quickly offered another post - to return to the East Asia Squadron in China with SMS Gefion. Following a briefing of his earliest voyages, some twenty-five pages describe his adventures with SMS Alexandrine in South America. In 1893 this vessel was sent to Brazil where the Revolta da Armada (Revolt of the Fleet), though not a direct attack, did threaten German interests. Here we find mention of Montevideo in Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro and surrounding settlements, Santa Cruz del Sol, Joinville and Santa Catarina in Brazil, Lima in Peru, as well as Patagonia. Fascinating observations are made, from the typical nineteenth century mindset, for instance, an encounter with "true savage Indians" in Patagonia. [After the Ragamuffin War of 1845, German immigration to Brazil resulted in the formation of new colonies, most significantly Blumenau in 1850 and Joinville in 1851, both in Santa Catarina state. Today these are among the wealthiest parts of Brazil and still retain a strong influence of German culture. By the end of the 19th century, 122 German communities had been created in Rio Grande do Sul, and many others in Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Germans helped to establish a middle-class population in Brazil, a country that was formerly divided between slaves and their masters.] Continuing with SMS Alexandrine, the writer would find himself in Japan, the ship and her captain being commissioned to monitor the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. Some ten or so pages are devoted to this mission, with frequent mention of Nagasaki where Chinese sailors had started a riot in 1886, and also Yokohama, a principal port town. In March 1895, Alexandrine was recalled to Germany and while en route, she stopped in Morocco to pressure local authorities into paying reparations for the murder of two German citizens. This part of the voyage is also described. The ship returned to Wilhelmshaven on 25 May 1895 and it seems that five days later Neubauer was paid off and home in Kiel. herlands, which he mentions, before returning to Kiel on 1 December.

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        Du Niger au Golfe de Guinee par le Pays de Kong et le Mossi. Tome 1-2. Paris, Hachette

      1892 - First Edition. 2 vols. 4to, [iv], 513; iv, 411pp, contemporary half morocco, marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brown Owl - A Fairy Story.

      T. Fisher Unwin, London. 1892 (i.e. 1891) - First edition. Small octavo. pp [iv], 165. Frontispiece and one other plate by Ford Madox Brown. Original cream cloth with a floral pattern in blue; the pattern continues on the edges and endpapers. Ford's first book, issued as the first title in the series The Children's Library. His second book, The Feather, was issued in the same series and in the same format.Spine faded and with a few small (ink?) spots. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Freie Künste. Fachblatt für Lithographie, Steindruckerei und Buchdruckerei. 8 Bände aus den Jahren 1892 bis 1913. Wien, Heim, 1892-1913. 4. Halbleinwand d. Zt. (3) u. Leinwand d. Zt. (5). Ausgeschieden aus einer österreichischen Bibliothek mit entsprechendem Aufkleber bzw. Stempel. Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen und Buchschmuck im Wiener Jugendstil, dazu ca. 150 überwiegend farbige Tafeln mit verschiedensten Reklame- und Werbeentwürfen, meist in Farblithographie.

      Außerordentlich seltene Zeitschrift aus der Blütezeit des Wiener Jugendstils, kein Exemplar im Handel! - Mit interessanten Aufsätzen wie: Steindruck, ornamentale Dekoration (von Hugo Gerald Ströhl), Photolithographie, Chromo-Arbeiten, der Iris- und Mehrfarbendruck, Merkantilumdruck, Druck auf Bankpost- und gerippten Papieren, Steindruck-Schnellpressen, Aquatinta und deren Anwendung in der Lithographie, Herstellung Abziehbilder, Hochätzen von Zink für lith. Druck, lith. Grainierungsplatten, mehrfarb. Lith. mittels Rasterplatte, künstlerische Steingravüre, Dreifarbenreproduktion, die Praxis des Tiegeldrucks, die lange Farbenskala, die Asphaltmanier, Kreideumdruck, Rasterzeichnungen, Monogrammprägedruck, Gelatinepausen nach graph. Vorlagen, Tiegeldruckpressen, der Flachdruck in der Zukunft und die Umbildung der alten Chromolithographie, Kritze in Originalsteinen, über die Staffage, Offset-Presse, Negativzusammenstellung für Mehrfarbendruck, kombinierter Buch-u. Steindruck, graph. Musterblätter, Technische Notizen, Miscellen und zahlreichen Inseraten. Hier vorhanden die Ausgaben der Jahrgänge: 1892, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1911 u. 1913. Seiten etwas gebräunt und mit Mittelfalz bzw. vertikaler Faltspur, Buchblock des Jahrgangs 1906 vom Rücken gelockert und vom Deckel gelöst, Beilagen nicht auf Vollständigkeit überprüft, ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare entwidmet, Jgge. 1892 und 1899 ohne die graph. Beilagen, sonst gut erhalten. B7 Versand Dienstags und Freitags

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        Freie Künste. Fachblatt für Lithographie, Steindruckerei und Buchdruckerei. 8 Bände aus den Jahren 1892 bis 1913. Wien, Heim, 1892-1913. 4°. Halbleinwand d. Zt. (3) u. Leinwand d. Zt. (5). Ausgeschieden aus einer österreichischen Bibliothek mit entsprechendem Aufkleber bzw. Stempel. Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen und Buchschmuck im Wiener Jugendstil, dazu ca. 150 überwiegend farbige Tafeln mit verschiedensten Reklame- und Werbeentwürfen, meist in Farblithographie.

      - Außerordentlich seltene Zeitschrift aus der Blütezeit des Wiener Jugendstils, kein Exemplar im Handel! - Mit interessanten Aufsätzen wie: Steindruck, ornamentale Dekoration (von Hugo Gerald Ströhl), Photolithographie, Chromo-Arbeiten, der Iris- und Mehrfarbendruck, Merkantilumdruck, Druck auf Bankpost- und gerippten Papieren, Steindruck-Schnellpressen, Aquatinta und deren Anwendung in der Lithographie, Herstellung Abziehbilder, Hochätzen von Zink für lith. Druck, lith. Grainierungsplatten, mehrfarb. Lith. mittels Rasterplatte, künstlerische Steingravüre, Dreifarbenreproduktion, die Praxis des Tiegeldrucks, die lange Farbenskala, die Asphaltmanier, Kreideumdruck, Rasterzeichnungen, Monogrammprägedruck, Gelatinepausen nach graph. Vorlagen, Tiegeldruckpressen, der Flachdruck in der Zukunft und die Umbildung der alten Chromolithographie, Kritze in Originalsteinen, über die Staffage, Offset-Presse, Negativzusammenstellung für Mehrfarbendruck, kombinierter Buch-u. Steindruck, graph. Musterblätter, Technische Notizen, Miscellen und zahlreichen Inseraten. Hier vorhanden die Ausgaben der Jahrgänge: 1892, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1911 u. 1913. Seiten etwas gebräunt und mit Mittelfalz bzw. vertikaler Faltspur, Buchblock des Jahrgangs 1906 vom Rücken gelockert und vom Deckel gelöst, Beilagen nicht auf Vollständigkeit überprüft, ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare entwidmet, Jgge. 1892 und 1899 ohne die graph. Beilagen, sonst gut erhalten. B7 Versand Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Tokyo Kaisei Shinsen Tokyo Jissoku Zenzu. (Revised newly engraved detailed pictorial map of Tokyo.)

      KatsugoroÌ 1892 - Pictorial map of Tokyo. Tokyo Kaisei Shinsen Tokyo Jissoku Zenzu. (Revised newly engraved detailed pictorial map of Tokyo.) KatsugoroÌ, Inoue Tokyo 1892 Engraved map with woodblock color on Japanese paper, 61 x 71 cm, folding into paper covered boards with cloth spine 19 x 12cm. 3 tiny holes (pinhead size) and a little light soiling to the map, otherwise very good condition. boards are moderately worn with light soiling. The map has been somewhat crudely folded into the board covers. Some wear and light abrasion to covers; Japanese writing (previous owners name?) on back cover. A beautiful and rare map of Tokyo with 15 small engraved vignette illustrations with an elaborate banner title intertwined with cherry blossoms. Vignettes include one of a train and a Western style steel bridge, but also have scenes in the Japanese tradition eg. cherry trees blooming by the Sumida River. Here the western tradition of direction north at the top of the map is followed. At the lower right is a table with full listing of Tokyo municipalities, counties and wards, townships and villages. At left on the cover: Tokyo shoshi Kinshidokan (?). [ref: 3540]

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        A Book of Strife in the form of The Diary of an Old Soul.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., and New York,, 1892. New Edition. Duodecimo (167 x 79 mm). Contemporary olive morocco by Hatchards of Piccadilly, spine gilt on compartments with titles direct and fleuron tools, gilt rolled border to sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extremities rubbed, covers tanned, front joint just starting at ends, hinges repaired, an attractive copy in very good condition. Pencil annotations to the text throughout. The autograph book of Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), signed by the author and a near-comprehensive array of her Bloomsbury, bohemian, and aristocratic acquaintances. This is a new edition of George Macdonald's Book of Strife in the form of The Diary of an Old Soul (1880). It prints Macdonald's 366-verse poem on the rectos only, and was produced so that people could sign their names facing the verse representing their birthday. The printed Dedication is a poem by Macdonald explaining this: "Sweet friends, receive my offering. You will find / Against each worded page a white page set: - / This is the mirror of each friendly mind / Reflecting that. In this book we are met. / Make it, dear hearts, of worth to you indeed: - / Let your white page be ground, my print be seed, / Growing to golden ears, that faith and hope shall feed." The author has signed the dedication in this copy, and dated his signature to 1895. This copy derives directly from the Morrell estate by descent. We cannot say whether the book was hers when Macdonald signed it, though it is possible. The majority of the signatures attest to Ottoline's use of it as an autograph book through the Garsington glory days of the late 1910s and 20s, and into the 30s. However there are some early signatures of people who died before the First World War, such as Henrietta S. B. L'Estrange (1816-1904) and Hannah Pearsall Smith (née Whitall, 1832-1911, a prominent Women's Suffragist who became the mother-in-law of Bertrand Russell through her daughter Alys - the Bloomsbury writer Logan was her son). This copy must have been more to Morrell than a festschrift or visitor's book, for there is evidence that she travelled with it: on his 27 January birthday appears the signature of none other than Kaiser Wilhelm II, whom she met in his post-war exile in Holland while visiting her cousin Count Goddard Bentinck in 1932. As well as those mentioned above, the signatures include (but are by no means limited to): Herbert Asquith, Earl of Oxford (1852-1928, prime minister), Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) and his wife Florence Khan (1878-1951, actress), Elizabeth Bibesco (1897-1945, writer, socialite and daughter of Herbert Asquith), Augustine Birrell (1850-1933, Liberal politician and essayist), Mary (1900-1957) and her husband Edmund Blunden (1896-1974, poet), Maurice Bowra (1898-1971, classicist and critic), David Cecil (1902-1986, writer), Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), Padraic Colum (1881-1972, writer) and his wife Mary (1884-1957, literary critic), T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), John Galsworthy (1867-1933), Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902-1973, garden writer), Mark Gertler (1891-1939, Bloomsbury painter), Duncan Grant (1885-1978, signed twice), Florence Hardy (1879-1937, children's author and second wife of Thomas Hardy), L. P. Hartley (1895-1972), Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962, poet), Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Sigurd von Islemann (1884-1952, Kaiser Wilhelm's right-hand man in exile, and diarist), Augustus John (1878-1961, signed twice), Crompton Llewelyn Davies (1868-1935, uncle to the Peter Pan brothers), Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson (1862-1932, Cambridge political scientist and philosopher), Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952, literary critic), William Maclagan (1826-1910, Archbishop of York) and his son Eric (1879-1951, art historian and director of the V&A), Aristide Maillol (1861-1944, French artist), Violet Manners, Marchioness of Granby (1856-1937, artist and aristocrat, mother of Diana Cooper), Walter de la Mare (1873-1956), Leonide Massine (1896-1979, Ballet Russes dancer and choreographer), Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978, poet), T. F. Powys (1875-1953, writer), as well as his wife Violet and their son Francis, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and his wife Alys, Umberto Morra (1897-1981, Italian journalist and anti-fascist), Leo Myers (1881-1944, novelist), Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), W. H. Smith, Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948, heir to and chairman of the family firm), Gilbert Spencer (1892-1979, artist and brother of Stanley), James Stephens (1880-1950, Irish poet and novelist), Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), Iris Tree (1897-1968, bohemian poet and model), Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939, Modernist art dealer), H. G. Wells (1866-1946), Victoria Wemyss (1890-1994, aristocrat and photographer), and W. B. Yeats (1865-1939). There are also numerous members of Ottoline's Anglo-Dutch family the Bentincks (which included Celia Glamis, 1862-1939, the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II), as well as a number of Grenfells and many other miscellaneous aristocrats. In this rarefied, yet crowded, atmosphere, we also find Ottoline's nanny "Powie" and nurse Nina. This is a unique object - emblematic of inter-war high-society, and thoroughly representative of Ottoline herself, who is best remembered for the extraordinary people she knew.

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