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        The Humourist. A Collection of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes, Epigrams, &c. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Coloured by Hand.

      London: John C.Nimmo. 1892 - In 4 vols. Only 70 copies of this edition printed, and are issued with the forty illustrations in duplicate, one plain and one coloured. This copy is no.62. Vol.1: (16), 220pp. Vol.2: (16), 228pp. Vol.3: (16), 224pp. Vol.4: (16), 226pp. Each vol.has 10 plates in duplicate. Rebound in blue cloth, leather title labels to spines, new e.ps. T.e.g.and other edges untrimmed. Pages mostly unopened. Front e.p.light stained. Edges foxing and pages light foxing. A thin paper facing frontis.of vol.2 torn. A corner (margin) of p.95 of vol.2 missing. 23.8x17.7cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Paysages et Monuments de la Bretagne. I. Auray & Quiberon - II. Pont-l’Abbé, Tambour, Fouesnant et Plougastel Saint Germain - III. Arrondissement de Saint- Malo

      [May & Motteroz] 1892 - In-folio de 65; 87 et 64 pages, demi-chagrin à coins, dos à 4 nerfs orné de croix, roulettes et titre dorés. Illustré de 69 superbes planches hors-texte photographiques de Jules Robuchon, tirées en héliogravure par Dujardin, protégées par des serpentes; une vue de Saint-Malo dépliante en triptyque. Bandeaux photographiques tirés eux aussi en héliogravure, abondante illustration in-texte. Lettre relative à cet ouvrage contrecollée au premier contreplat, sous inscription à la plume. Morbihan: Auray, Plumergat, Plougoumelen, Plunéret, Crac’h, Locmariaquer, Quiberon, Carnac, Plouharnel, La Trinité - Finistère: Pont-l’Abbé, Combrit, Loctudy, Plobannalec, Treffiagat, Plomeur, Penmarc’h, Saint-Jean-Trolimon, Tréguennec, Tréméoc, canton de Fouesnant, Plogastel-St-Germain, canton de Plogastel, Plounéour-Lanvern, - Ille-et-Vilaine: arrondissement de Saint-Malo, Miniac-Morvan, Saint-Servan, Dol, Saint-Coulonb, Dinard, Reliure un peu frottée, dos passé, coins supérieurs tapés. Intérieur frais, mises à part 3 serpentes avec plis. Les planches sont en parfaite condition. Complet, ce qui est affreusement rare ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Bergerie]
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        Des Alpes aux Pyrénées

      - Marpon & Flammarion, Paris s.d. (1892), 11,5x19cm, relié. - Edizione di carta corrente. Bound in metà cuneo marocco arancione, torna con cinque nervi fissati con reti nere, quella di coda, in marmo piatto, risguardi e contreplats ciotola di carta, copertina e dorso conservate, testa dorata, vincolante siglato Lavaux. Autografo firmato Paolo Arena firma arricchito A. Tournier. Prenota ornata con le illustrazioni e inserti. Pochi foxing minore. Bellissimo esemplare piacevolmente stabiliti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi maroquin orange à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Lavaux. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Arène enrichi de la signature de A. Tournier. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations in et hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Uncle Remus and His Friends

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A. B. Frost. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible History.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        The Journal of Indian History, Vol. V., July, 1892, No. 39. Where Warren Hastings Rests. (with original trial tickets bound in).

      London: W. Giggs, 1892. 28 pp.; folio; half leather and pebbled green cloth over boards with original periodical including cover bound in. Thirteen plates reproducing art portraits; photographs, letters, double page spread of an illuminated page from Hastings's library in color; facsimile of ticket of admission to Warren Hastings's Trial. Two original tickets laid down on a separate plate and bound in. One engraved in blue, for the Hundred And Forty-Ninth Day, with holograph note on edge, "This was the last day of the trial where the Lords pronounced his acquittal, April 23d, 95." The other ticket engraved in black has no trial day, perhaps the first day. Leather scuffed at spine edges, corners; bookplate of collector Frank J. Novak, corner of front pastedown; ownership name and address front endpaper. The periodical so bound is well preserved and about fine thus.

      [Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA]
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        Catálogo de los objetos que presenta ... á la Exposición Histórico-Americana de Madrid (... Argentina. Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay)

      Madrid: Est. Tipografico "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1892. First editions. Original cloth stamped in gilt (5) or wrappers (5). Very good copies with some rubbing and a few tears in a fine custom crimson cloth folding case.. Ten catalogues of the objects presented from ten countries at the Spanish Exposition of 1892. ParreÅ„o 351. See Palau 85617.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        France and England in North America- A Series of Historical Narratives

      Boston.: Little Brown and Co., 1892. Boston. Little Brown and Co. 1892. Luxuriously bound by Riviere in full double gilt ruled calf skin. Gilt titles to spine. Morocco spine labels. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt tooled spine compartments. Elaborate gilt motifs to spine compartments. Elaborate gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo.Several tiny darkened innocuous spots to spine. A Very Fine copy in a splendid Riviere binding

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Departmental Ditties And Other Verses

      Calcutta: Thacker Spink, 1892. hardcover. fine. 8vo, artfully bound in full brown morocco, gilt lettered spines with raised bands & floral device, top edge gilt. Calcutta: Thacker Spink, 1892. Seventh Edition.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Tesoro Espiritual (Spiritual Treasure)

      Milan: Grandi y Tenconi, 1892. 284 pp. + indices. 3 1/2 x 6"; Rare tortoise shell binding with ornate silver-colored cut-out clasps, cover titled "Recuerdo" which translates to "Memory", all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, tissue guard over frontispiece woodcut is intact but slightly foxed, each page of text has decorative borders, fine condition. The binding in this book is both rare and very attractive. Despite the name of tortoiseshell, most of these bindings were made from exotic marine turtles whose value came from its shine, beauty, and rarity. Most bindings in the 18th century were made from leather and vellum, thus the rarity of the tortoiseshell bindings. Bindings other than vellum and leather were considered richer and more expensive. Tortoise shells were not imported in large quantities so the material remained expensive and only available for the wealthy. Tortoiseshell bindings for books was mainly used for small Bibles, religious texts, prayer books and gift books and became popular in the 17th and 18th century

      [Bookseller: The Book Lair]
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        Large Game Shooting In Thibet, The Himalayas, Northern and Central India

      Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., 1892 291 pages, plus 36 illustrations and folding map. 16 pages of ads are seen at the rear. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title page to Sir Auckland Colvin KCSI KCMG CIE (1838-1908). In addition, there is a short note tipped in addressed to "Sir Auckland" and signed by the author, dated 1892. Green cloth over beveled boards is rubbed and shows some small spaces of discoloration. Gilt and black stamped lettering on covers is a little faded, though remains clear. Hinges are cracked and a little loosened, and there is a little separation near center of text block. Book plate on front paste down and two inch mostly closed tear from upper edge of blank front free end leaf. Folding map shows a two inch closed tear entering image from bound edge. The last few leave of ads show creasing and light wear on edges. Occasional smudges, though contents are mostly very clean and otherwise intact. Due to the size and weight of this set, extra charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping.. Inscribed and Signed By the Author. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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        Sing A Song O' Sixpence

      Edward Nister and E.P. Dutton - no date is given but believed to be around 1892 based on light pencil marking on inside cover: Harold Smith Christmas 1892 which is the approximate date that Nister moved to 25 St. Bride in London. indicates that it was printed by E. Nister of Nuremburg. Illustrator thought to be Randolph Caldecott but have not been able to verify. The front cover is detached; may be possible to rethread as there are only about 14 pages to this oblong shaped children's classic. Measures approx 7" x 9".Except for reference light penciled owner's name, there are no other markings in the book which is full of illustrations about half of which are in color. the front cover has a barely noticable crease and the back cover shows some light soiling. For a children's book over 100 years old, it is in fine condition. Other images available upon request. The book is subject to prior sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Reads]
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        The Journal of Indian History, Vol. V., July, 1892, No. 39. Where Warren Hastings Rests. (with original trial tickets bound in).

      W. Giggs, London 1892 - 28 pp.; folio; half leather and pebbled green cloth over boards with original periodical including cover bound in. Thirteen plates reproducing art portraits; photographs, letters, double page spread of an illuminated page from Hastings's library in color; facsimile of ticket of admission to Warren Hastings's Trial. Two original tickets laid down on a separate plate and bound in. One engraved in blue, for the Hundred And Forty-Ninth Day, with holograph note on edge, "This was the last day of the trial where the Lords pronounced his acquittal, April 23d, 95." The other ticket engraved in black has no trial day, perhaps the first day. Leather scuffed at spine edges, corners; bookplate of collector Frank J. Novak, corner of front pastedown; ownership name and address front endpaper. The periodical so bound is well preserved and about fine thus. Warren Hastings was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785. He was accused of corruption and impeached in 1787, but after a long trial he was acquitted in 1795. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: G.F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA]
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        MORE FACTS ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA REGARDING AGRICULTURE, SHEEP RAISING, CLIMATE, SOIL, AND ITS OTHER RESOURCES

      Burdick, Armitage & Allen Printers, n. d. (1892)., Milwaukee - First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 48 pp., illustrated, map, tables, plates. A wonderful booklet that outlines in detail the agricultural advantages of South Dakota on a county by county basis. The plate on the inside front cover is titled "Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota, The Gateway To The Great Sioux Reservation." Map on the rear cover is a condensed map of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway with the roads shown in heavy black lines. The full-page plates show scenes of livestock, harvesting, family life, a herd of buffalo, etc. Herd 2117 says "Rare." Minor wear to the fore-edge of the rear cover and a small closed tear to the bottom edge of the front cover, else a fine, bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        THE CELEBRATED ROMANCE OF THE STEALING OF THE MARE

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1892. FIRST EDITION. Like the previous item, this is an attractive early specimen from the Doves Bindery, founded by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in March of 1893. The best-known binder in England at the time, Cobden-Sanderson hired Charles McLeish from Riviere and Charles Wilkinson from Zaehnsdorf as finishers, Bessie Hooley (also from Riviere) as sewer, and Douglas Cockerell as apprentice; although his health prevented him from binding with his own hands, he continued to do all the designs. True to his socialist ideals, Cobden-Sanderson paid his workers, all trade union members, what he considered a "living wage"--a considerable increase over the salaries paid in their previous positions--and provided a better working environment than any other bindery in London, with a 48-hour work week, rather than the usual 54. The text here--the translation of a popular Arabic romance with a Medieval flavor--is one of two collaborations by an unusual and accomplished couple who embraced the "white draperies of Arabia" as a cleansing remedy for their sick Western souls. The heir to a fortune, Wilfrid Blunt (1840-1922) travelled widely, expended great energy as an opponent of British imperialism, and wrote a good deal of rather uneven poetry, the best of which appears in this volume. DNB says that his sonnets and lyrics "are of permanent value" and that he "had considerable influence upon the younger generation of English poets of his day." He is chiefly known, however, for his almost comically insatiable carnality, impelled, more than anything, by his awkwardness with women in any role except as a lover. As Peterson tells it, Blunt "romped amorously through life, leaving behind him a trail of seduced women, outraged husbands . . . , and numerous illegitimate offspring." Magnetically handsome, he inevitably called to mind Lord Byron, and it was "wonderfully appropriate that in 1869 he married Byron's granddaughter, who mysteriously tolerated her husband's erotic adventures until they at last separated in 1906." Lady Anne (1837-1917) was herself a great heiress and held the title Baroness Wentworth in her own right. The daughter of the brilliant Ada Lovelace, she was an accomplished linguist, a daring traveller, and a respected breeder of Arabian horses.. 178 x 140 mm. (7 x 5 1/2"). xi, 127, [1] pp. Translated from the Arabic by Lady Anne Blunt, and done into verse by W. S. Blunt. FIRST EDITION. FINE OLIVE-BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1894), raised bands, spine featuring vertical descending titling, with single letters alternating on either side of a meandering vine, the vine supporting many large and small clover leaves, gilt-ruled turn-ins with clover leaf cornerpieces, all edges gilt and with dotted gauffering.For the binding: Tidcombe 65. Spine and edges of boards sunned to honey brown, mild foxing to opening and closing leaves, otherwise in excellent condition, clean and fresh internally in a scarcely worn binding.Like the previous item, this is an attractive early specimen from the Doves Bindery, founded by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in March of 1893. The best-known binder in England at the time, Cobden-Sanderson hired Charles McLeish from Riviere and Charles Wilkinson from Zaehnsdorf as finishers, Bessie Hooley (also from Riviere) as sewer, and Douglas Cockerell as apprentice; although his health prevented him from binding with his own hands, he continued to do all the designs. True to his socialist ideals, Cobden-Sanderson paid his workers, all trade union members, what he considered a "living wage"--a considerable increase over the salaries paid in their previous positions--and provided a better working environment than any other bindery in London, with a 48-hour work week, rather than the usual 54. The text here--the translation of a popular Arabic romance with a Medieval flavor--is one of two collaborations by an unusual and accomplished couple who embraced the "white draperies of Arabia" as a cleansing remedy for their sick Western souls. The heir to a fortune, Wilfrid Blunt (1840-1922) travelled widely, expended great energy as an opponent of British imperialism, and wrote a good deal of rather uneven poetry, the best of which appears in this volume. DNB says that his sonnets and lyrics "are of permanent value" and that he "had considerable influence upon the younger generation of English poets of his day." He is chiefly known, however, for his almost comically insatiable carnality, impelled, more than anything, by his awkwardness with women in any role except as a lover. As Peterson tells it, Blunt "romped amorously through life, leaving behind him a trail of seduced women, outraged husbands . . . , and numerous illegitimate offspring." Magnetically handsome, he inevitably called to mind Lord Byron, and it was "wonderfully appropriate that in 1869 he married Byron's granddaughter, who mysteriously tolerated her husband's erotic adventures until they at last separated in 1906." Lady Anne (1837-1917) was herself a great heiress and held the title Baroness Wentworth in her own right. The daughter of the brilliant Ada Lovelace, she was an accomplished linguist, a daring traveller, and a respected breeder of Arabian horses.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        SOME RECORDS OF CRIME (being the diary of a year, official and particuilar, of an officer of the Thuggee and Dacoitie Police).

      London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1892. FIRST EDITION 1892, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages: xi, [1], 1-459, [1]; xi, [1], 1-546, with index, bound in red cloth, gilt lettering to spines, small gilt stamp at tail of East India United Services Club, edges speckled red. Spines slightly faded, gilt bright, corners very slightly rubbed, tail of spine on Volume II just very slightly worn, a couple of tiny water spots to upper cover of Volume II, bookplate of East India U. S. C. on front pastedowns, some top margins very slightly dusty, an occasional pale fingermark. A very good sturdy set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Canceled Check Payable to Lucy Stone

      Boston, 1892. Canceled check drawn on the North National Bank by Henry R. Blackwell drawn to the order of "Mrs. Lucy Stone" and endorsed by her at reverse in black ink Lucy Stone. Size: 2-7/8" x 7-7/8", white paper printed in dark blue. Two punch holes, else fine. Lucy Stone (1818-1893) feminist, abolitionist and suffragist, had as a young woman decided against marriage; she would " 'call no man my master' " [NAW]. Henry Blackwell, seven years her junior, set out to persuade her that marriage need not be a constraint but a partnership. After marriage, Lucy chose to keep her maiden name, prefixing it with a "Mrs." to denote her marital status and thus added the phrase "Lucy Stoner" to the language to mean a married woman retaining her given name. Henry Blackwell kept faith with his wife; throughout her life he worked to enable her to pursue the cause of women's rights. His financial and moral support made her long-time editorship of the WOMEN'S JOURNAL possible. Written at the end of her life, the check documents the respect and integrity between these two remarkable people who so profoundly directly and indirectly effected the women's rights movement. NAW III, pp. 387 - 390.

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        At the Graveside of Walt Whitman: Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30th. And Sprigs of Lilac

      Billstein & Sons, Philadelphia 1892 - First edition. Gray sewn paper wrappers with attached cover sheet. Two inch closed tear at head of spine, pages partially uncut. Contains various addresses and readings in honor of Whitman, along with several excerpts from his work. Apparently issued in an edition of 750 numbered copies; this copy unnumbered. BAL, Whitman sec. IV, p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE NEW LIFE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1892. No. 1 OF 250 COPIES. Adorning a 13th century classic, this is a very pleasing product of the distinguished and historically important Club Bindery, a workshop established at the end of the 19th century for the purpose of creating fine bindings for American bibliophiles. Written in 1295, the semi-autobiographical text here is a work of courtly love, important as a reflection of the Medieval interest in that genre and also as a piece written partly in prose, partly in verse, and entirely in Italian (rather than Latin). Our translation of "La Vita Nuova" is by art historian and Dante scholar Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), who assisted Longfellow with his translation of "The Divine Comedy" and who was one of the founders of the Dante Club. Once the Grolier Club was founded in 1884 as an organization to further the interests of America's most serious bibliophiles, it soon became apparent that the country's few established hand binders were overtaxed in providing repairs and rebinding for the club members' rapidly accumulating acquisitions. As a consequence, in 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius Michel. According to "Bound to Be the Best," the present volume was once owned by Edwin Holden, who served as president of the Grolier Club in 1906. It later passed into the collection of the prominent American connoisseur Henry William Poor (1855-1915), who co-founded the firm that became Standard & Poor's.. 202 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2"). 3 p.l., 168 pp.Translated by Charles Eliot Norton. No. 1 OF 250 COPIES. HANDSOME BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE CLUB BINDERY (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt French fillet border, central panel with double gilt rule frame and oblique fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral cornerpieces and central floral ornament enclosed by a lozenge of small tools, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Verso of front free endpaper with morocco bookplate of Henry William Poor. For the binding: "Bound to Be the Best: The Club Bindery" 45. Free endpapers with the usual offset shadow from binder's glue, a couple of trivial spots internally, but A VERY FINE COPY--the text clean, fresh, and bright, and in a lustrous, virtually unworn binding.Adorning a 13th century classic, this is a very pleasing product of the distinguished and historically important Club Bindery, a workshop established at the end of the 19th century for the purpose of creating fine bindings for American bibliophiles. Written in 1295, the semi-autobiographical text here is a work of courtly love, important as a reflection of the Medieval interest in that genre and also as a piece written partly in prose, partly in verse, and entirely in Italian (rather than Latin). Our translation of "La Vita Nuova" is by art historian and Dante scholar Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), who assisted Longfellow with his translation of "The Divine Comedy" and who was one of the founders of the Dante Club. Once the Grolier Club was founded in 1884 as an organization to further the interests of America's most serious bibliophiles, it soon became apparent that the country's few established hand binders were overtaxed in providing repairs and rebinding for the club members' rapidly accumulating acquisitions. As a consequence, in 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius Michel. According to "Bound to Be the Best," the present volume was once owned by Edwin Holden, who served as president of the Grolier Club in 1906. It later passed into the collection of the prominent American connoisseur Henry William Poor (1855-1915), who co-founded the firm that became Standard & Poor's.

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        Plakat - Moskowskij gosudarstwennyj kamernyj teatr. Premera. Patetitscheskaja Sonata Moskauer Staats Kammertheater. Premiere. Pathetische Sonate Nikolaj Kulisch). Postanowka (Inszenierung): Aleksandera Tairowa. Reschissura: (Regie) A. Tairowa, Musik. Tschast: (Musik) A. Metner, Soreschisser: (Co-Regie) C. Margolin, Laborant: (Assistent) M. Gerscht, Montirowka: I. Nikolaew, Swet: (Licht) G. Samojlow. Udastvujut (Künstler): Alissa Koonen..

      82 x 62 cm, Kleine Fehlstellen am Rand und in der Mitte (kleiner Buchstabenverlust), etwas falzspurig - gutes Exemplar., Tadell. Text russ. Übersetzt aus dem Ukrainischen von P. Zenkevitsch. Mit der Musik von Beethoven.- Mykola Hurowytsch Kulisch (1892-1937) ukrainischer Schriftsteller. Er gilt als einer der wichtigsten ukrainischen Dramaturgen seines Landes im 20. Jahrhundert. Kulisch wurde Mitglied und später Vorsitzender der neuen Organisation WAPLITE (Freie Akademie proletarischer Literatur) die sich für eine eigenständige, aus der Provinzialität gehobenene ukrainischen Literatur unabhängig von Moskau einsetzte. 1928 musste Waplite aufgelöst werden. Kulisch wurde 1934 aus der KP ausgechlossen, deportiert und 1937 erschossen.- Alexander Jakowlewitsch Tairow (1885-1950) sowjetischer Regisseur und Theatertheoretiker. Er begründete das Moskauer Kammertheater. Als Schüler Stanislawskis und Beobachter Meyerholds forderte Tairow in Konsequenz seiner Erfahrungen und Überlegungen ein von ihm so genanntes "synthetisches Theater" als Antwort auf den Naturalismus (These) und die Stilbühne (Antithese) seinerzeit. Tairow definierte sein Theater der Synthese als "neorealistisch". Er hatte nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten großen Erfolg sowohl im In- als auch im Ausland. Tarow war mit der Schauspielerin Alissa Koonen, die in diesem Stück verheiratet.

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        The Dalton Brothers and their Astounding Career of Crime, by An Eye Witness, with numerous illustrations reproduced from photographs taken on the Spot

      Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Laird & Lee, 1892. First Edition. From the Pinkerton Detective Series Quarterly. This is Issue No. 7, October 1892. This is a paperback edition with color wrappers printed front, back and spine. Front wrapper with apple green background, red and black lettering, and full-color drawing showing four men, perhaps Dalton members, on or near their horses. Front wrapper chipped along the spine and reattached with adhesive. Spine in faded gray with simple black titling, "No. 55, The Dalton Brothers." Spine with moderate chipping at the head and tail. Rear wrapper in faded gray with an ad in black, red, white and yellow for "Baby Goose, His Adventures." 7.25 x 5.25 inches. With 220 numbered pages, plus a few pages of publisher's adverts front and rear. Also with 4 full-page B&W archival photos, two of which are memento mori images, showing gang members in death. Also with several full-page and half-page B&W illustrations. All pages age-faded save for the pages with the archival photos. Note that the front wrapper has a discreet bookseller label on the front cover from the famous Paris bookstore, The Galignani Library. Housed in a sturdy, custom made drop-box of deep red buckram with simple gilt titling to the spine. All in all a Good copy in a Very Good Plus box. Rare in any condition. Possibly ghost-written by E. O. Tilburn, aka Nevada Ned and N. T. Oliver. A must-have for collectors of scarce Western Americana titles related to outlaws, robbers, horse thieves, sheriffs, posse comitatus members, etc. Laird & Lee, a Chicago-based book publisher known for its dime novel fiction [actually copies usually cost 25 cents], issued the Pinkerton Detective Series from 1887 to 1901. The paperbacks were primarily distributed at railroads and newsstands instead of bookstores. Pinkerton stories tend towards the sensational, but were of intense interest and free from the ordinary restrains of realism. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "The Dalton Brothers, or Dalton Gang, were infamous outlaws in the American Old West during 1890-1892. The group was known for their bank and train robberies. In 1892, the year of this volume's publication, the gang members were either killed or captured. This volume is the story of the gang, including their last bank robbery that led to their deaths.". First Edition. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Die Weber

      S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin 1892 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's dark brown cloth. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finger Prints

      London Macmillan 1892 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. Fine- ¶ 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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        Early Australian History. The Story of Australian Bushranging Part IV

      Bathurst: C. and G. S. White, 1892. Part 4, complete in itself. The bushrangers in this volume include: Gardiner, and the Caloola Robbers Alexander Ross, Charles Ross and William O'Connor. Francis Gardiner is known for the 1862 hold up of the the Lachlan Gold Escort, the largest gold robbery in Australian history. Large 12mo, 157pp, ads (v). Orange paper wraps with black decorative border and title. Front cover is very slightly chipped at foredge & at bottom of back cover. Sml. chip at base of spine o/w a very bright copy.

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        Departmental Ditties And Other Verses.

      Thacker Spink, Calcutta 1892 - 8vo, artfully bound in full brown morocco, gilt lettered spines with raised bands & floral device, top edge gilt. Calcutta: Thacker Spink, 1892. Seventh Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF FIVE SKETCHBOOKS, CONTAINING UPWARDS OF 150 ORIGINAL SKETCHES, NUMEROUS MANUSCRIPT NOTES, POETRY AND PAINT COLOUR LISTS EXECUTED BETWEEN 1892 – 1923.

      St. Ives: Original Manuscript / Artwork - 1923 1892 - A collection of five pocket sketchbooks containing sketches in pencil, ink and watercolour. The largest measuring 23.5 x 14 cms, the smallest 16 x 10.5. Most of the 150+ sketches are titled and dated, many also signed or monogrammed. Each book with the ownership inscription and date of Edmund G. Fuller. The sketches date from between 1892 and 1923 covering the time the artist lived and worked in St. Ives. Subjects include countryside and village landscapes, marine and maritime, portraits, transport, animals, bookplate design, comic illustration and lettering. In addition to the sketches there are copious notes, a few verses of poetry, names and addresses, painting supply lists and even a few recipes. Condition is generally very good, the bindings are intact, the wear consistent with working use. A substantial collection of drawings from the highly respected and prominent member of the St Ives artistic scene. Fuller was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and founder member of both the RWA and the New Print Society. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        THE CELEBRATED ROMANCE OF THE STEALING OF THE MARE

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1892. FIRST EDITION. Like the previous item, this is an attractive early specimen from the Doves Bindery, founded by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in March of 1893. The best-known binder in England at the time, Cobden-Sanderson hired Charles McLeish from Riviere and Charles Wilkinson from Zaehnsdorf as finishers, Bessie Hooley (also from Riviere) as sewer, and Douglas Cockerell as apprentice; although his health prevented him from binding with his own hands, he continued to do all the designs. True to his socialist ideals, Cobden-Sanderson paid his workers, all trade union members, what he considered a "living wage"--a considerable increase over the salaries paid in their previous positions--and provided a better working environment than any other bindery in London, with a 48-hour work week, rather than the usual 54. The text here--the translation of a popular Arabic romance with a Medieval flavor--is one of two collaborations by an unusual and accomplished couple who embraced the "white draperies of Arabia" as a cleansing remedy for their sick Western souls. The heir to a fortune, Wilfrid Blunt (1840-1922) travelled widely, expended great energy as an opponent of British imperialism, and wrote a good deal of rather uneven poetry, the best of which appears in this volume. DNB says that his sonnets and lyrics "are of permanent value" and that he "had considerable influence upon the younger generation of English poets of his day." He is chiefly known, however, for his almost comically insatiable carnality, impelled, more than anything, by his awkwardness with women in any role except as a lover. As Peterson tells it, Blunt "romped amorously through life, leaving behind him a trail of seduced women, outraged husbands . . . , and numerous illegitimate offspring." Magnetically handsome, he inevitably called to mind Lord Byron, and it was "wonderfully appropriate that in 1869 he married Byron's granddaughter, who mysteriously tolerated her husband's erotic adventures until they at last separated in 1906." Lady Anne (1837-1917) was herself a great heiress and held the title Baroness Wentworth in her own right. The daughter of the brilliant Ada Lovelace, she was an accomplished linguist, a daring traveller, and a respected breeder of Arabian horses.. 178 x 140 mm. (7 x 5 1/2"). xi, 127, [1] pp. Translated from the Arabic by Lady Anne Blunt, and done into verse by W. S. Blunt. FIRST EDITION. FINE OLIVE-BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1894), raised bands, spine featuring vertical descending titling, with single letters alternating on either side of a meandering vine, the vine supporting many large and small clover leaves, gilt-ruled turn-ins with clover leaf cornerpieces, all edges gilt and with dotted gauffering. For the binding: Tidcombe 65. Spine and edges of boards sunned to honey brown, mild foxing to opening and closing leaves, otherwise in excellent condition, clean and fresh internally in a scarcely worn binding. Like the previous item, this is an attractive early specimen from the Doves Bindery, founded by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in March of 1893. The best-known binder in England at the time, Cobden-Sanderson hired Charles McLeish from Riviere and Charles Wilkinson from Zaehnsdorf as finishers, Bessie Hooley (also from Riviere) as sewer, and Douglas Cockerell as apprentice; although his health prevented him from binding with his own hands, he continued to do all the designs. True to his socialist ideals, Cobden-Sanderson paid his workers, all trade union members, what he considered a "living wage"--a considerable increase over the salaries paid in their previous positions--and provided a better working environment than any other bindery in London, with a 48-hour work week, rather than the usual 54. The text here--the translation of a popular Arabic romance with a Medieval flavor--is one of two collaborations by an unusual and accomplished couple who embraced the "white draperies of Arabia" as a cleansing remedy for their sick Western souls. The heir to a fortune, Wilfrid Blunt (1840-1922) travelled widely, expended great energy as an opponent of British imperialism, and wrote a good deal of rather uneven poetry, the best of which appears in this volume. DNB says that his sonnets and lyrics "are of permanent value" and that he "had considerable influence upon the younger generation of English poets of his day." He is chiefly known, however, for his almost comically insatiable carnality, impelled, more than anything, by his awkwardness with women in any role except as a lover. As Peterson tells it, Blunt "romped amorously through life, leaving behind him a trail of seduced women, outraged husbands . . . , and numerous illegitimate offspring." Magnetically handsome, he inevitably called to mind Lord Byron, and it was "wonderfully appropriate that in 1869 he married Byron's granddaughter, who mysteriously tolerated her husband's erotic adventures until they at last separated in 1906." Lady Anne (1837-1917) was herself a great heiress and held the title Baroness Wentworth in her own right. The daughter of the brilliant Ada Lovelace, she was an accomplished linguist, a daring traveller, and a respected breeder of Arabian horses.

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        Berghaus` Physikalischer Atlas. 75 Karten in sieben Abtheilungen, enthaltend 514 Darstellungen über Geologie, Hydrographie, Meteorologie, Erdmagnetismus, Pflanzenverbreitung, Tierverbreitung und Völkerkunde.

      Gotha, Perthes, 1892. Folio. 40 cm. VII, 7 Seiten, 15 Karten, 5 Seiten, 11 Karten, 12 Seiten, 12 Karten, 20 Seiten, 5 Karten, 6 Seiten, 8 Karten, 10 Seiten, 9 Karten, 15 Seiten, 15 Karten. Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dritte Ausgabe, vollständig neu bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Herm. Berghaus. Beinhaltet die Abteilungen: Atlas der Geologie (1892) und Atlas der Hydrographie (1891) von Berghaus, Atlas der meteorologie von Hann (1897); Atlas des Erdmagnetismus von Neumayer (1891), Atlas der Pflanzenverbreitung von Drude (1887); Atlas der tierverbreitung von Marshall (1887); Atlas der Völkerkunde von Gerland (1892). Mit insgesamt 75 doppelblattgroßen Karten im Kupferstich. Einband bestoßen, berieben, Kapitale mit kleinen Einrissen, Außenfalzen teils gelöst. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Atlanten / atlases; Kartographie / cartography, mapping

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented by

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, (1892), 1892. First one-volume edition, called the "Fifth Edition," with a new preface by Hardy, dated July 1892. Purdy, page 77, Subsequent Editions; NCBEL III, 982. Later ink signature on the front paste-down; cloth slightly soiled; very good copy.. 8vo, original gray pictorial cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait.

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        THE NEW LIFE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1892. No. 1 OF 250 COPIES. Adorning a 13th century classic, this is a very pleasing product of the distinguished and historically important Club Bindery, a workshop established at the end of the 19th century for the purpose of creating fine bindings for American bibliophiles. Written in 1295, the semi-autobiographical text here is a work of courtly love, important as a reflection of the Medieval interest in that genre and also as a piece written partly in prose, partly in verse, and entirely in Italian (rather than Latin). Our translation of "La Vita Nuova" is by art historian and Dante scholar Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), who assisted Longfellow with his translation of "The Divine Comedy" and who was one of the founders of the Dante Club. Once the Grolier Club was founded in 1884 as an organization to further the interests of America's most serious bibliophiles, it soon became apparent that the country's few established hand binders were overtaxed in providing repairs and rebinding for the club members' rapidly accumulating acquisitions. As a consequence, in 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius Michel. According to "Bound to Be the Best," the present volume was once owned by Edwin Holden, who served as president of the Grolier Club in 1906. It later passed into the collection of the prominent American connoisseur Henry William Poor (1855-1915), who co-founded the firm that became Standard & Poor's.. 202 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2"). 3 p.l., 168 pp.Translated by Charles Eliot Norton. No. 1 OF 250 COPIES. HANDSOME BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE CLUB BINDERY (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt French fillet border, central panel with double gilt rule frame and oblique fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral cornerpieces and central floral ornament enclosed by a lozenge of small tools, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Verso of front free endpaper with morocco bookplate of Henry William Poor. For the binding: "Bound to Be the Best: The Club Bindery" 45. Free endpapers with the usual offset shadow from binder's glue, a couple of trivial spots internally, but A VERY FINE COPY--the text clean, fresh, and bright, and in a lustrous, virtually unworn binding. Adorning a 13th century classic, this is a very pleasing product of the distinguished and historically important Club Bindery, a workshop established at the end of the 19th century for the purpose of creating fine bindings for American bibliophiles. Written in 1295, the semi-autobiographical text here is a work of courtly love, important as a reflection of the Medieval interest in that genre and also as a piece written partly in prose, partly in verse, and entirely in Italian (rather than Latin). Our translation of "La Vita Nuova" is by art historian and Dante scholar Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), who assisted Longfellow with his translation of "The Divine Comedy" and who was one of the founders of the Dante Club. Once the Grolier Club was founded in 1884 as an organization to further the interests of America's most serious bibliophiles, it soon became apparent that the country's few established hand binders were overtaxed in providing repairs and rebinding for the club members' rapidly accumulating acquisitions. As a consequence, in 1895, Grolier members, along with Edwin Holden and other wealthy collectors, established the Club Bindery in order to attract European craftsmen to provide, close to home, fine quality binding work rivalling what was available abroad. The Club Bindery was in operation until 1909, with Robert Hoe being its most influential manager and client. It provided bindings that tended to be traditional in style--though frequently with elaborate decoration--and that lived up to its patrons' expectations in terms of excellence. The first members of the staff of the Club Bindery were the Englishmen R. W. Smith and Frank Mansell. They were subsequently joined by a number of French binders, chief among them being Leon Maillard, who had worked previously for Cuzin, Gruel, and Marius Michel. According to "Bound to Be the Best," the present volume was once owned by Edwin Holden, who served as president of the Grolier Club in 1906. It later passed into the collection of the prominent American connoisseur Henry William Poor (1855-1915), who co-founded the firm that became Standard & Poor's.

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        Life And Labour Of The People In London : Edited By Charles Booth.

      London And New York : Macmillan and Co. 1892-1897 0. A scarce 10 volume set in the original matching cloth bindings: 84 tables (2 folding); 10 maps (6 folding); half-title; a list of errata at the end of Vol. IX.; a 130-page appendix in Vol. II.; - Vol. X. consists of 5 folded maps in a slip-case to accompany the other volumes.All volumes dark blue-green cloth. Corners rubbed and bumped. Smooth spines (a little dulled) with gilt titles. Top page edges gilt, other page edges roughly cut. Inner hinges carefully strengthened, all bindings tight and boards firmly attached. Light foxing to endpapers, and first and last leaves, otherwise clean text and illustrations throughout. Some pages un-cut. All 5 maps contained in the slip-case (Vol. X.) are present and complete. Edges browned and small tears along the folds. A very good set of this monumental work. The forerunner of the national census. 10 volumes. 8vo. 8.5" x 6.0" x 1.5" (21cm x 15cm x 3.5cm). Pagination: Vol. I. 1892 : pp.6/[2pp.]/pp.320; Vol. II. 1892 : [6pp.]/pp.235/[64pp.] ; Vol. III. 1892 : [8pp.]/pp.306/[pp.4] ; Vol. IV. 1893 : [8pp.]/pp.354 ; Vol. V. 1895 : [8pp.]/pp.416; Vol. VI. 1865 : [8pp.]/pp.383/[1p.] ; Vol. VII. 1896 ; pp.8/pp.499 ; Vol. VIII. 1896 : [8pp.]/pp.480 ; Vol. IX. 1897 : pp.8/pp.454/[1p.] . ** "Life and Labour of the People in London was a multi-volume book by Charles Booth which provided a survey of the lives and occupations of the working classes of late nineteenth century London. The first edition was published in two volumes as Life and Labour of the People, Vol. I (1889) and Labour and Life of the People, Vol II (1891). The second edition was entitled Life and Labour of the People in London, and was produced in 9 volumes 1892-97. A third edition, running to a grand total of seventeen volumes appeared 1902-3. A noteworthy feature of the study was the production of maps describing poverty (see illustration on the right). Levels of wealth and poverty found by the research's investigators being mapped out on a street by street basis. The note books used to carry out this investigation are held at the Archives Division of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (London School of Economics and Political Science). In 1884 Charles Booth undertook to assist in the allocation of the Lord Mayor of London's Relief Fund, by analysing census returns. From this he discovered the highly unsatisfactory nature of the censuses, and would later become a member of the official committee in charge of the 1891 census and make a number of recommendations for its improvement. In the autumn of 1885 Henry Hyndman published the results of an inquiry into poverty conducted by the Social Democratic Federation, which claimed to show that up to twenty-five percent of the population of London lived in extreme poverty. In early 1886 Booth visited Hyndman, who records in his autobiography that Booth told him that "in his opinion we had grossly overstated the case" and that he would himself be undertaking an inquiry into the condition of workers in London. The first meeting to organise this inquiry was held on 17 April 1886: the work would last until 1903. The work would absorb both Charles and Mary Booth and employ a team of social investigators including, at various times, Beatrice Webb, Arthur Baxter, Clara Collet, David Schloss, George Duckworth, Hubert Llewllyn Smith, Jesse Argyle, and Ernest Aves. .

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        DEDICATION TO BACCHUS - Alma-Tadema, 1892.

      DEDICATION TO BACCHUS Staalgravure door Auguste Blanchard naar een schilderij van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Uitgegeven te Londen in 1892. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 94 cm.De Londense Lef?vre Gallery wijdde een speciale tentoonstelling aan het schilderij (waarnaar deze gravure gemaakt is), vervaardigd in opdracht voor de collectie van bankier Baron von Schr?der. Het werk heeft een kind in de cultus van Bacchus als onderwerp. Zonlicht schijnt door de paarse baldakijn en werpt een schaduw op de plechtige figuren van gesluierde priester en priesteres die het kind opwachten voor een marmeren altaar. Naast hen bespeelt een groep muzikanten hun instrumenten. Links van het altaar wacht het kind met een menigte vereerders, waaronder vier mannen met een grote wijnzak als zoenoffer voor de goden.Een bacchante gekleed in een luipaardvel staat bij een zilveren bokaal, die gebruikt wordt voor het mengen van gewijde wijn met water. Dit is een kopie van een beroemd stuk uit de zgn. Hildesheim-schat, ontdekt in 1868, waarvan Alma-Tadema een replica bezat en die op veel van zijn schilderijen is afgebeeld. Een andere bacchante, in een tijgervel, zwaait met een tak die is versierd met bloemen, een bel en een lint. Er wordt verondersteld dat dit een variant is van de traditionele thyrsus (ook ?Bacchusstaf? genaamd). De twee dansende bacchanten naderen het altaar waarop zij de guirlande op traditionele wijze zullen ophangen.Een verschil tussen schilderij en gravure (die drie jaar na elkaar gemaakt zijn), is dat de guirlande op de gravure, gemaakt is van bloemen die blaadjes verliezen en op het schilderij de guirlande alleen bladgroen heeft. Nog een opmerkelijk verschil: op de gravure aan de tempel rechts zit geen fries met daarop centauren (bekend om hun onblusbare libido), ook een bronzen beeld van een centaur voor de tempel ontbreekt. Mogelijk heeft de kunstenaar verwijzingen naar de orgi?n in Livius? verslag van het Bacchanalische schandaal in 186 v. Chr., willen beperken. Deze inwijdingssc?ne wordt meer gekenmerkt door godsdienstigheid dan door Bacchanalische hartstocht.Prijs: ? 3.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Children Of The Poor

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 7 13/16" Tall. Photographs and Drawings. Xi, 300 Pp + 4 Pp Ad For "How The Other Half Lives" At Rear. Original Violet Cloth, Lettered In Gilt, With Additional Purple Lettering And Design. A Worn But Solid Example Of An Important Book, Presenting The Author's Observations Of Slum Life In New York City, Following His Earlier 1890 Book. Cloth With Light Wear, Fraying At Top Of Spine And Near Bottom Of Spine And Along 3/4" Of Front Spine Edge (Archivally Repaired), Fraying At Two Front Tips, Thin Vertical Strip Of Cloth Worn Or Torn Away Near Center Of Spine. Gilt Lettering Still Bright, Purple Lettering Strong. All Illustrations And Photographs Present, All Pages Solidly Attached, Binding And Hinges Are Solid. No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates.

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        Untersuchungen ueber die Ausbreitung

      , 1892. 1892. First Edition . HERTZ, Heinrich. Untersuchungen Ueber Die Ausbreitung Der Elektrischen Kraft. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1892. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark green pebbled morocco gilt, raised bands, patterned endpapers, marbled boards and edges. $2000.First edition in book form of Hertz

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        La planète Mars et ses conditions d'habitabilité. Tome 1: Synthèse générale de toutes les observations. Climatologie, météorologie, aréographie, continents, mers et rivages, eaux et neiges, saisons, variations observées. Tome 2: Encyclopédie générale des observations martiennes.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villar, 1892, 1909. ____ Première édition. Une véritable "somme" sur cette planète, qui fait une large place à l'histoire de l'astronomie. L'auteur y relate de manière très détaillée l'histoire des observations et des théories, notamment celle des "canaux". Le tome 2 expose les "Observations faites de 1890 à 1901". Très nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Un des plus rares ouvrages de cet auteur prolixe. La couleur du dos est passée, mais bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. Complete set with the two volumes in publisher binding. "Special mention must be made of Flammarion's research concerning Mars. Scientific opinion of that time held that Mars was the only planet on which traces of life might be found. At the Juvisy Observatory, Flammarion made numerous observations of the planet. As early as 1876 he had noticed the seasonal variations of the dark spots." (DSB V, 21). 2 volumes in-4. Collation : X, 608 pp., 1 planche double hors-texte / (4), 604 pp., 4 planches hors-texte dont une dépliante. Toile estampée et dorée. (Cartonnage de l'éditeur.).

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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 - 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 dahin 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 wurde. Nach diesem Exemplar wurde diese Nachbildung in der Reichsdruckerei hergestellt. Als Zugabe die deutsche Übersetzung der 95 Thesen von 1545. - Auf starkem Bütten der Reichsdruckerei, in tadelloser Erhaltung Titel u. faksimilierter Text der Thesen auf Doppelblatt; Doppelblatt mit 2 zweispaltigen Textseiten

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        The Big Bow Mystery

      London Henry & Co 1892 - The book is firmly bound in red half-cloth, with marbled boards and simple gilt titles to the spine, the corners and spine ends are bumped and there is some minor rubbing and staining. The text block is slightly toned, foxed and stained, with browning to the endpapers and a small bookbinder's stamp to the front pastedown. A highlight of the detective fiction genre and noted as such in Queen's Quorum, the U.K. first edition was quite a fragile production, meaning that few survived, and this is an unusually good example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DEDICATION TO BACCHUS - Alma-Tadema, 1892.

      DEDICATION TO BACCHUS Staalgravure door Auguste Blanchard naar een schilderij van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Uitgegeven te Londen in 1892. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 94 cm.De Londense Lef?vre Gallery wijdde een speciale tentoonstelling aan het schilderij (waarnaar deze gravure gemaakt is), vervaardigd in opdracht voor de collectie van bankier Baron von Schr?der. Het werk heeft een kind in de cultus van Bacchus als onderwerp. Zonlicht schijnt door de paarse baldakijn en werpt een schaduw op de plechtige figuren van gesluierde priester en priesteres die het kind opwachten voor een marmeren altaar. Naast hen bespeelt een groep muzikanten hun instrumenten. Links van het altaar wacht het kind met een menigte vereerders, waaronder vier mannen met een grote wijnzak als zoenoffer voor de goden.Een bacchante gekleed in een luipaardvel staat bij een zilveren bokaal, die gebruikt wordt voor het mengen van gewijde wijn met water. Dit is een kopie van een beroemd stuk uit de zgn. Hildesheim-schat, ontdekt in 1868, waarvan Alma-Tadema een replica bezat en die op veel van zijn schilderijen is afgebeeld. Een andere bacchante, in een tijgervel, zwaait met een tak die is versierd met bloemen, een bel en een lint. Er wordt verondersteld dat dit een variant is van de traditionele thyrsus (ook ?Bacchusstaf? genaamd). De twee dansende bacchanten naderen het altaar waarop zij de guirlande op traditionele wijze zullen ophangen.Een verschil tussen schilderij en gravure (die drie jaar na elkaar gemaakt zijn), is dat de guirlande op de gravure, gemaakt is van bloemen die blaadjes verliezen en op het schilderij de guirlande alleen bladgroen heeft. Nog een opmerkelijk verschil: op de gravure aan de tempel rechts zit geen fries met daarop centauren (bekend om hun onblusbare libido), ook een bronzen beeld van een centaur voor de tempel ontbreekt. Mogelijk heeft de kunstenaar verwijzingen naar de orgi?n in Livius? verslag van het Bacchanalische schandaal in 186 v. Chr., willen beperken. Deze inwijdingssc?ne wordt meer gekenmerkt door godsdienstigheid dan door Bacchanalische hartstocht.Prijs: ? 3.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        A COLLECTION OF FIVE SKETCHBOOKS, CONTAINING UPWARDS OF 150 ORIGINAL SKETCHES, NUMEROUS MANUSCRIPT NOTES, POETRY AND PAINT COLOUR LISTS EXECUTED BETWEEN 1892 - 1923.

      St. Ives: Original Manuscript / Artwork 1892 - 1923 A collection of five pocket sketchbooks containing sketches in pencil, ink and watercolour. The largest measuring 23.5 x 14 cms, the smallest 16 x 10.5. Most of the 150+ sketches are titled and dated, many also signed or monogrammed. Each book with the ownership inscription and date of Edmund G. Fuller. The sketches date from between 1892 and 1923 covering the time the artist lived and worked in St. Ives. Subjects include countryside and village landscapes, marine and maritime, portraits, transport, animals, bookplate design, comic illustration and lettering. In addition to the sketches there are copious notes, a few verses of poetry, names and addresses, painting supply lists and even a few recipes. Condition is generally very good, the bindings are intact, the wear consistent with working use.A substantial collection of drawings from the highly respected and prominent member of the St Ives artistic scene. Fuller was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and founder member of both the RWA and the New Print Society.

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