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        HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE. Translated out of the Dutch by William Caxton.

      Hammersmith: William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1892. The famous Kelmscott Press edition limited to 300 copies only. Profusely illustrated and decorated throughout from the designs of William Morris. 4to, publisher’s original limp vellum with ties. (vi),163 (including table and colophon). A fine and handsome copy, the paper very fresh with only a few meager traces of the spotting to which Kelmscott books are so tragically prone and that nearly all confined to the edges or endpapers, the vellum fine with the silk ties intact. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS GREAT WORK and one of the first black-letter works to be issued at the Kelmscott Press. The book is printed in Chaucer type and is replete with beautiful engraved initials, border decorations and magnificently illustrated and decorated opening leaves. Three hundred copies only were issued. This is one of the finest and most beautiful of the big Kelmscott books. “Reynard The Fox hero of several medieval European cycles of versified animal tales that satirize contemporary human society. Though Reynard is sly, amoral, cowardly, and self-seeking, he is still a sympathetic hero, whose cunning is a necessity for survival. He symbolizes the triumph of craft over brute strength, usually personified by Isengrim, the greedy and dull-witted wolf.” EB

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Charming Autograph Postcard Signed, in English, (Clara, n

      1892 - to Miss Elisa Froebel (of Richmond Villa, Park Lane, Sheffield), asking her to "excuse my late answer, but you know how much I am occupied", she was "very glad to hear your good news", as to Clara giving private lessons, "I do so now, and hope, to be able to continue through the whole winter", her health is much better and she thanks Miss Froebel "for your kind inquiries", ending "from your sincere Clara Schumann", 1 side 8vo., address on pleasing form of the Universal Postal Union incorporating printed German 10 pfennig stamp, Myliusstra

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        Maud Humphrey's Book of Fairy Tales

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1892 - Folio. 12 full page chromolithographed plates (including the title page) plus in-text color illustrations, all printed on one side only on heavy paper. The binding is a red cloth spine, printed paper boards (both upper and lower) showing Little Red Riding Hood. The boards are rough and worn at the edges and corners, front inner hinge repaired at an early date; occasional light foxing and finger soil else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moby Dick or the White Whale

      United States Book Company, New York 1892 - "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. Very early printing from 1892 published by the United States Book Company, New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. the book measures 4.75" x 7.5", 545 pages including Extracts. Hardbound in publisher's original red pictoral cloth. Whale decoration in white on front board with black lettering and gilt titling on spine. The book is in very good plus to near fine condition. the boards are very well preserved with firm edges. Minor sunning to the spine with light scuffing at the edges. Faint discolored spots on the fore-edge. The textblock is gently toned and largely clean, bright, unmarked and complete. The binding is sound. A beautiful copy of this American classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H3-5) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT

      1892. With 81 Illustrations by Dan Beard and Hal Hurst. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 32 pp ads dated May 1892. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First English Edition. For this edition Hal Hurst's illustrations, which had appeared in the "Idler" serialization, were added to the Dan Beard illustrations of the American edition. The Johnson bibliography cites a publication date of May 2, 1892 for this edition, which would be supported by the date of the ad catalogue; however, Blanck notes that it was not advertised as "ready" until that Autumn, implying that the book was not issued for about four months after it was bound.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear; there is a small spot at a corner of the rear cover, and as always the spine is a little faded (less than usual). The English edition is scarcer than the American one. Johnson pp 54-55; McBride p. 135; see Blanck 3434.

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        La Plume quatrième année complète : 1892

      Literary originale.Contributions L. Bloy, L.Cladel Edition, I. Rimbaud, C. Saint-Saëns, Descaves L., R. de Gourmont, Willy A. Retté, Rachilde, J. Moréas Mr. Barres, S. Merrill, E. Zola, Papus, C. Maurras, P. Verlaine, J. Wood, S. Guaita, E. Zola, S. Mallarme, Leconte de Lisle, F. Champsaur, H. Rebell, M. du Plessys, ... pictorial Contributions H. Boutet, G. Faipont A.-F. Cazals, A. of Gachons, A. Briere, Mr. Luce, Seon A., J. Cheret, Caran d'Ache ... This year, La Plume devoted special issues to the Parisians in Paris, the jargon de Maistre François Villon , nightlife La Plume, the Magic led by Papus, Leon Cladel, the Pantomime at the Theatre de l'Odeon, split back with gaps in the top and bottom three with slight tear on the angular maqnues plat.Rare second. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La plume Paris 1892 17x25,5cm broché

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        La débacle

      First edition, one of 330 numbered copies on Hollande.A good and well-margined copy, as issued. Charpentier & Fasquelle Paris 1892 16x19cm broché

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        Dizionario di Agricoltura. Enciclopedia agricola completa. Ad uso degli italiani, compilata sulle orme del "Dictionnaire d'Agricolture". Con articoli originali riguadanti le varie regioni agricole d'Italia.

      - Opera completa in sei volumi, illustrata da più di migliaia di figure intercalate nel testo e da tavole nere e colorate. Dedicata ai Comizi Agrari del Regno. Milano, Leonardo Vallardi, 1892. In 4to, pp. 1250 + 6 di pubblicità agricola illustrata; 1003; 1462 755 815; 1129. Leg. con piatti in cartonato marmorizz., dorso in pelle con titoli su tasselli rosso e verde, punte in pelle, contropiatti e fogli di guardia in carta marmorizza azzurrina. Opera importante e completa, di grande valore nel campo agrario. Buona conservazione di tutti i volumi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia delle lettere in Sicilia

      Fratelli Salvo & Nicolò Carosio 1892 - 1896, Palermo - In rapporto alle sue condizioni politiche dall'origine della lingua sino al 1848 - in 4° - pp.443; 480; 559 - Tela con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Tre volumi - Traccia di umidità ai piatti, lievi aloni ai margini di poche pagine - Libro usato [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original art for a wedding invitation, together with an inscribed print.

      (London: 1892). One mat with two openings, + (1)ff. An original pencil drawing for a wedding invitation design by Georgie Gaskin. The drawing is signed G. C. France, the artist's maiden name before she married Arthur Gaskin, a fellow artist and member of the Birmingham School of Art. The ornate invitation is for the wedding of Mary Elizabeth Belliss to Laurence Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts who was also a friend of William Morris and a supporter of the Arts & Crafts movement. The invitation is illustrated with a border of interlaced sweet pea vines and blossoms, with cherubs holding each of the four corners of the central panel bearing the names and the location of the event. Around the edges, depicted as if carved into stone, is the motto, "Poets are all who feel great truths and tell them. And the truth of truths is love." Together with a reproduction of the final printed invitation, and a small original print in red and black by Arthur Gaskin, inscribed by the artist with a Christmas greeting to Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Hodson. In very fine condition. (The invitation drawing measures 5 1/2 by 7 inches, the reproduction is slightly reduced to 4 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches, and the Christmas greeting measures 4 1/4 by 7 inches).

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        Isagoge histo?rico apologe?tico general de todas las Indias y especial de la provincia Sn. Vicente Ferrer de Chiapa y Goathemala de el orden de Predicadores; libro ine?dito hasta ahora, que, con motivo de la celebracio?n del cuarto centenario del descubrimiento de Ame?rica, ha mandado publicar el gobierno de la repu?blica de Guatemala

      Madrid, Tip. de T. Minuesa de los Ri?os 1892 - Near fine copy in the original publisher's cloth with leather gilt-blocked label to the spine, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Physical description; 445 pages 29 cm. Notes; From a ms. of the 17th century or later, since the author refers to Bernal Di?az, Historia verdadera (published 1632) and to Lo?pez de Cogolludo, Historia de Yucatan (published 1688). In two books. Book 1 treats of the origin of the Indians and the discovery of America, Book 2 of the history of Guatemala and the labor of the Dominicans in the country to about 1530. Subjects; Dominicos en Guatemala. Guatemala -- History -- To 1821. Dominicans in Guatemala. 3 Kg. 445 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lyra Heroica. A Book of Verse for Boys.

      London: published by David Nutt, [1891] 1892 - Octavo. Publisher's deluxe red crushed morocco, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, gilt rules, rolls and tooling to boards, turn-ins gilt-rolls, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With the original red cloth dust jacket, title gilt to spine panel. Very light rubbing to extremities, tiny chip to headcap, internally fine, an excellent copy. First UK edition, copy 88 of 100 large paper copies on Dutch handmade paper signed by the publisher, in the very handsome deluxe binding and original cloth jacket. This popular late-Victorian poetry anthology was printed in 1891 and published in the UK and America - the New York edition has the date 1891 on the title page, whereas the London edition is dated 1892, though both were issued in late 1891 for the Christmas market. The illustrated front wrapper, bound in, bears a rousing quotation from Walter Scott: "Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! / To all the sensual world proclaim, / One crowded hour of glorious life / Is worth an age without a name." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        The Diary of a Nobody.

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, and London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited,, [1892]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, decoration and titles to front cover and spine gilt, black and blue. Double portrait frontispiece of the authors, illustrations to the text by Weedon Grossmith. Old bookseller's catalogue description laid in. Spine rolled, mild commensurate cockling along joints, headcaps and tips lightly bumped, front board slightly bowed, with a small indentation to the fore edge, half-title and rear free endpaper browned, but an excellent, crisp copy in the attractive original cloth. First edition in book form, first issue, with the terminal leaves used as pastedowns and no blank leaf at the front. With Weedon Grossmith's Canonbury Place letterhead mounted to the front free endpaper, inscribed by him "With great pleasure ? Weedon Grossmith, April 27", above the book label of Noel Lloyd, possibly the author and bookseller who ran the Compton Bookshop on Upper Street, Islington, in the 1970s. "In conjunction with his brother Weedon, Grossmith produced the work by which he is most obviously remembered today: the comic novel The Diary of a Nobody. The Diary of a Nobody first appeared as a serial in Punch in 1888?9 and was published (in considerably expanded form) as a book by J. W. Arrowsmith of Bristol in June 1892. It was at once recognized as one of the most amusing novels in the English language ? [Weedon's] main contribution to the novel in its finished form being the illustrations. In their precise and careful detail these illustrations (thirty-three black and white line drawings) reinforce the text to perfection" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; [together with] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: George Newnes Ltd,, 1892 & 1894. Together 2 works, quarto. Original pale and dark blue cloth respectively over bevelled boards, titles to spines and front covers gilt and black, vignettes to front covers black, pale grey patterned endpapers, edges gilt. Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. Light bumps to spine ends, slight rubbing to extremities, foxing to endpapers of Memoirs, to prelims and endmatter in Adventures; an excellent set. First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures,has the first edition misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317, line 23. There are no corresponding issue points for Memoirs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        César Cascabel

      New edition. Catalog FX in fine.Cartonnage editor said "the portrait stuck." Back to the lighthouse.Belle top plate to x gleaming golds. fading traces over the globe and small up dirt from the author's name. bottom corners with folds. Rubbed Caps. Under "Jules Verne" written in ink 134. spine slightly thinned. Beau second flat. Stain in right margin of the page pulls next to the title, several numbers written in pen around the title. Paper costs, virtually free of foxing. Overall, nice copy, good holding. Hetzel 1892 Grd. in-8 (18x28cm) 438pp. relié

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        Fine cabinet photo by Hansen & Weller, signed "Amama" (Mother) and dated under the image (Queen, 1817-1898, Wife of Christian IX of Denmark, 1818-1906, and Mother of Queen Alexandra of England and Maria Feodorovna of Russia)

      1892 - taken for her Golden Anniversary, showing her in her old age, full length standing by a table, 6½" x 4¼", no place, signature and image slightly faded

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Leipzig und seine Bauten

      Sachsen XVI S. + 856 S.+ 24 teilweise farbige oder doppelseitge, bzw. mehrfach gefaltete Beilagen, desweiteren 372 oft halbseitige ( auch ganzseitig ) Gebäudeabbildungen und 441 Grundrisse und Situationspläne, ohne die beiden Pläne in einer gesonderten Mappe,welche seinerseits seperat angeboten wurde und dann halt zubestellt werden mußte!, golden gemusterte Vorsätze,Originalhalbleder mit 4 Bünden und goldenen Rückentitel , goldener Deckeltitel mit Stadtwappen, berieben und etwas bestoßen, Buchblock sehr gut , Erhaltung gesamt 2+ = DIE Chronik über Leipzig bis zum Jahre 1892 mit fast allen bekannten Immobilien !! =

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Leipzig und seine Bauten. Zur X. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28. bis 31. August 1892 herausgegeben von der Vereinigung Leipziger Architekten und Ingenieure.

      Leipzig, Gebhardt 1892 - Gr.-8°. XVI, 856 S., mit 24 (davon 3 farbigen gefalteten, 3 gefalteten und 2 doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln, 372 Textabbildungen und 441 Grundrissen und Plänen im Text. Originalhalbleder mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und leichter Rückenvergoldung). (leicht beschabt). Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Umfassendes Werk zur Architekturgeschichte Leipzigs mit Beschreibungen zahlreicher markanter Bauten der Stadt. - Wie meist ohne die 2 separat erschienenen Karten. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman.

      New York UP, - Contents as follows: [Prose Works 1892. Edited by Floyd Stovall. (In 2 vols.)]: Vol.I: Specimen Days. / Vol.II: Collect and Other Prose. [The Correspondence. Edited by Edwin Haviland Miller. (In 6 vols.)]: Vol. I: 1842-1867. / Vol.II: 1868-1875. / Vol.III: 1876. 1885. / Vol.IV: 1886-1889. / Vol.V: 1890-1892. / Vol.VI: A Supplement with a Composite Index. [The Early Poems and the Fiction. Edited by Thomas L. Brascher] [Daybooks and Notebooks. Edited by William White.(In 3 vols)]: Vol.I: Daybooks, 1876-November 1881. / Vol.II: Daybooks, December 1881-1891. / Vol.III: Diary in Canada, Notebooks, Index. [Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems. Edited by Sculley Bradley, Harold E. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White. (In 3 vols.)]: Vol.I: Poems, 1855-1856. / Vol.II: Poems, 1860-1867. / Vol.III: Poems, 1870-1891. 15 vols. set. 1961-1980. With a frontis. & numerous illus. d.w. Cloth bound. Top edge color. d.w. sunned & stained. Upper part of d.w. sl.torn of some vol. Sl.spotted on front & rear cover of some vol. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. [The Correspondence, Vol.VI]: No Dustwrapper. Sl.spotted on some pages. ["Prose Works 1892" & "The Early Poems and the Fiction"]: Sl.water stained on spine of d.w. [Daybooks and Notebooks, Vol.III]: Lower part of d.w. partly torn. [Leaves of Grass]: Partly spotted on all edges. 26x18.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Ölgemälde: Blick über den Rathausmarkt in Hamburg auf die Petrikirche.

       Schönes in pastellartigenTönen gemaltes und detailreiches Bild des 1892 geborenen und 1960 verstorbenen Künstlers. Bildmaß: 23 x 30,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Öl auf Malpappe, links unten mit *O. Schulz-Stradtmann* signiert, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 30 x 37 cm ), undatiert ( ca. 1930 gemalt ). Verso mit Klebezettel der Galerie Commeter, Hamburg. Das Bild gering fleckig, der silberfarbene Rahmen mit kleinen Abplatzungen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Schulz-Stradtmann, Hamburg, Ölgemälde, Rathausmarkt, Petrikirche, Gemälde

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1892. 3 vols, 248 col plates. Hardback. Orig. dec. cloth, gilt, rubbing/minor wear to extremities; some light scattered foxing; one plate (frontis.) detached, a couple of other plates just coming loose. Publisher's catalogue dated 1892 tipped in at front of vol. 1. Vg set. 3rd edition. Plates numbered I-CCXXXII (+ 16 bis plates)

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        Shakespeare's England

      New York: Macmillan and Company, 1892. Bound by The Knickerbocker Press in the style of Sarah Prideaux Extra-Illustrated with Forty-Seven Fine Pen and Ink Drawings And a Superb Watercolor Frontispiece of Ann Hathaway's Cottage by W.J. Wilson KNICKERBOCKER PRESS BINDERY. SHAKESPEARE, William. WINTER, William. WILSON, W., artist. Shakespeare's England by William Winter. New edition. New York: Macmillan and Company, 1892. Small quarto (7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 181 x 130 mm.). [1-7], 8-274 pp. Extra-illustrated by W. J. Wilson with a superb watercolor frontispiece on onion skin paper of Ann Hathaway's Cottage. Inscribed at foot of title-page "Pen and ink Drawings by/W.J. Wilson". There are forty-seven fine marginal pen and ink drawings on thirty-three of the text leaves. Superbly bound in a style reminiscent of Sarah Prideaux by the Knickerbocker Press, Albany, New York in full crimson crushed morocco with a superb Arts and Crafts 'all-over design' in gilt on both covers and spine consisting of tulips and stylyzed stem and vine patterns. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board edges, wide gilt decorated turn-ins with similar motifs, dark green watered silk paste-downs and free end-papers, all edges gilt. Minimal darkening to spine but still a very fine and attractive binding signed "G.P. Putnam and Sons" on the lower front turn-in and "The Knickerbocker Press" on the lower rear turn-in. This actual binding is reproduced in the 1903 edition of "The Book-Lover. A Magazine of Book Lore". One of the ways to pay tribute to an author or publisher is to have his work covered in a luxurious binding. Yet another way, popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, was to extra-illustrate or illuminate them. Illumination could mean just coloring the title page and the head- and tail-pieces, or more elaborate productions with flowers, mini-scenes, and full-page illustrations. The fine watercolor frontispiece of Ann Hathaway's Cottage is of particular historical interest, owing to the fact that Ann Hathaway was the wife of the great English dramatist, William Shakespeare. The cottage, which is spoken of in certain legal papers as a "farm-house" is in Shotterly, a hamlet of Stratford, and not far from the home of Shakespeare.

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        Traité des arbres et des arbrisseaux forestiers, industriels et d'ornement cultivés ou exploités en Europe et plus particulièrement en France donnant la description et l'utilisation de plus de 2400 espèces et 2000 variétés

      Edition originale.Premier volume text: Ranunculaceae to légumineusesDeuxième volume text: térébinthacées to graminées.spine thinned, back of second volume cracked and has two tears in pied.Notre set is full of his atlas, presented in sheets under shirts with bands which contains 195 colored plates including 40, 144 phototypes port trees and 11 elements of botany arbres.Agréable and very rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Klincksieck Paris 1892-1898 15,5x23cm & 16,5x25,5cm 2 volumes brochés & 1 en feuilles sous chemise

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        Untersuchungen über die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1892. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (216x140 mm). vi, [2], 295 [1] pp. Modern marbled cardboard, spine gilt. Interior very clean. A fine copy. ----PMM 377; Norman 1061; Waller 11374. - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Hertz's series of papers on electromagnetic waves, originally published from 1887 through 1890, mostly in the Sitzungsberichte der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaft or in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie. The papers include Hertz's report of his proof that electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed as light ("Ueber die Ausbreitungsgeschwindigkeit der elektrodynamischen Wirkungen", first published in the Sitzungsberichte der Berliner Akademie der Wissemchaft, 2 February 1888). "For Hertz his determination... of the velocity...was the most exciting moment in the entire sequence of experiments" (DSB). The later papers report a series of "more qualitative experiments carried out by Hertz in 1888 on the analogy between electricity and light waves" (DSB), in which he showed that electromagnetic waves are longer than light, but like light can be refracted, reflected and polarized. "This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar" (Dibner Heralds of Science 71). Near Fine.

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        Isagoge histo?rico apologe?tico general de todas las Indias y especial de la provincia Sn. Vicente Ferrer de Chiapa y Goathemala de el orden de Predicadores; libro ine?dito hasta ahora, que, con motivo de la celebracio?n del cuarto centenario del descubrimiento de Ame?rica, ha mandado publicar el gobierno de la repu?blica de Guatemala

      Madrid, Tip. de T. Minuesa de los Ri?os 1892 - Near fine copy in the original publisher's cloth with leather gilt-blocked label to the spine, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Physical description; 445 pages 29 cm. Notes; From a ms. of the 17th century or later, since the author refers to Bernal Di?az, Historia verdadera (published 1632) and to Lo?pez de Cogolludo, Historia de Yucatan (published 1688). In two books. Book 1 treats of the origin of the Indians and the discovery of America, Book 2 of the history of Guatemala and the labor of the Dominicans in the country to about 1530. Subjects; Dominicos en Guatemala. Guatemala -- History -- To 1821. Dominicans in Guatemala. 3 Kg. 445 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE. Translated out of the Dutch by William Caxton.

      Hammersmith William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 1892 - The famous Kelmscott Press edition limited to 300 copies only. Profusely illustrated and decorated throughout from the designs of William Morris. 4to, publisher’s original limp vellum with ties. (vi),163 (including table and colophon). A fine and handsome copy, the paper very fresh with only a few meager traces of the spotting to which Kelmscott books are so tragically prone and that nearly all confined to the edges or endpapers, the vellum fine with the silk ties intact. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS GREAT WORK and one of the first black-letter works to be issued at the Kelmscott Press. The book is printed in Chaucer type and is replete with beautiful engraved initials, border decorations and magnificently illustrated and decorated opening leaves. Three hundred copies only were issued. This is one of the finest and most beautiful of the big Kelmscott books. "Reynard The Fox hero of several medieval European cycles of versified animal tales that satirize contemporary human society. Though Reynard is sly, amoral, cowardly, and self-seeking, he is still a sympathetic hero, whose cunning is a necessity for survival. He symbolizes the triumph of craft over brute strength, usually personified by Isengrim, the greedy and dull-witted wolf." EB [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Tokyo. Katsugoro¯ Inoue. Meiji 25. 1892. Engraved map with woodblock color on Japanese paper, 24 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches on sheet 26 x 28 1/2 inches, folding into paper covered boards with cloth spine 7 1/2 x 5 inches. There are 2 or 3 tiny holes (pinhead size) and a little light soiling to the map, otherwise very good condition. The 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. This map is distinguished by 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 (?).

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        Works

      1892 - LOWELL, James Russell. Works. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892-93. Eleven volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown pebbled morocco gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $1500.Riverside Edition of Lowell’s works, with two supplemental volumes, beautifully bound, with five engraved frontispiece portraits."His most pleasing traits are his robustness and the freshness of his phrasing" (Kunitz, 488). Owner stamp.A fine set, handsomely bound.

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        La vie littéraire, quatrième série

      Edition on current paper. Binding to bradel full brown calico, smooth spine very lightly browned with a gold floral pattern, double gold thread date and tail, as part of black shagreen, wrappers preserved and bound in with small marginal restorations, an upper corner slightly blunted , contemporary binding. The last guard is marginally wrinkled. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Marcel Schwob. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Calmann Lévy Paris 1892 12x19cm relié

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        Dizionario di Agricoltura. Enciclopedia agricola completa. Ad uso degli italiani, compilata sulle orme del "Dictionnaire d'Agricolture". Con articoli originali riguadanti le varie regioni agricole d'Italia.

      1892. Opera completa in sei volumi, illustrata da più di migliaia di figure intercalate nel testo e da tavole nere e colorate. Dedicata ai Comizi Agrari del Regno. Milano, Leonardo Vallardi, 1892. In 4to, pp. 1250 + 6 di pubblicità agricola illustrata; 1003; 1462 755 815; 1129. Leg. con piatti in cartonato marmorizz., dorso in pelle con titoli su tasselli rosso e verde, punte in pelle, contropiatti e fogli di guardia in carta marmorizza azzurrina. Opera importante e completa, di grande valore nel campo agrario. Buona conservazione di tutti i volumi.

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        Library, The

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1892. The "Gentle-Madness" of Book Collecting Exquisitely Bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1895 ZAEHNSDORF, binder. LANG, Andrew. The Library... With a chapter on modern English illustrated books by Austin Dobson. Second edition. London: Macmillan & Co., 1892. One of 300 Large Paper Copies (this being no. 23). Large octavo (10 3/16 x 7 inches; 254 x 178 mm.). xxii, 192 pp. Engraved frontispiece and three color plates all with tissue guards, and twenty-one woodcut illustrations throughout the text. Exquisitely bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1895 in full light blue crushed levant morocco. Covers with an all-over elaborately gilt geometric design of flowers, stems and lattice work. Smooth spine similarly decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins. Brown morocco liners and end-papers ruled in gilt. The liners with a border of red morocco multi-ruled in gilt. With the gilt Zaehnsdorf Exhibition stamp on the rear end-paper. Top edge gilt, others uncut. With the engraved Armorial bookplate of renowned collector, M.C.D. Borden on verso of front free endpaper. A very fine example housed in the original full maroon straight grain morocco pull-off case (spine soiled). The Library by Andrew Lang is a late 19th-century book published by MacMillan & Co. as part of the "Art as Home" series. Continuing the tradition of de Bury's The Philobiblon and Dibdin's Bibliomania, The Library is a half-serious look at the craft of book-collecting for the amateur bibliophile. Lang begins his book with a quote from Thomas Frognall Dibdin: "All men," says Dr. Dibdin, "like to be their own librarians." A writer on the library has no business to lay down the law as to the books that even the most inexperienced amateurs should try to collect. There are books which no lover of literature can afford to be without; classics, ancient and modern, on which the world has pronounced its verdict. These works, in whatever shape we may be able to possess them, are the necessary foundations of even the smallest collections. Homer, Dante and Milton Shakespeare and Sophocles, Aristophanes and Moliere, Thucydides, Tacitus, and Gibbon, Swift and Scott, these every lover of letters will desire to possess in the original languages or in translations. The list of such classics is short indeed, and when we go beyond it, the tastes of men begin to differ very widely. Lang's book is at both an investigation of the "gentle-madness" of book collecting and a staunch defense of its practice. Matthew Chaloner Durfee BORDEN (July 18, 1842 - May 27, 1912) - commonly referred to as M.C.D. Borden, was a textile leader from Fall River, Massachusetts who, in 1880 reorganized the failed American Print Works into the American Printing Company. In the years that followed, his company would grow to become the largest cloth-printing company in the world, earning him the nickname "the Calico King". His father was Colonel Richard Borden, who founded the Fall River Iron Works.

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        In Savage Africa; or, Six Years of Adventure in Congo-Land

      New York: R. H. Russell & Son, 1892 Book. Illus. by The Author, Bacher, Bridgman, Gribayedoff, Kemble and Taber. Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Linen boards are soiled - Gilt lettering still bright; cocked; newspaper article about Glave's death tipped in on reverse of htp; handwritten signed letter from Glave dated Nov 8, 1892 on Snell House stationery (Houlton, Maine) to owner of book (E.D.F. Shelton) tipped in facing dedication page; inscription on dedication page: "Yours from the wilds of Africa and the snow pepper'd heights of Alaska. E. J. Glave. N. York 92". Glave was one of Henry Stanley's trusted lieutenants in Africa Edward Glave was born in 1863 in England and died May 12, 1895 in the Congo, suddenly. He was only 32. Glave, John (Jack) Dalton and several others were hired by Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of New York in 1890 to explore the Interior of Alaska and discover the headwaters and tributaries of the Yukon, Copper, Alsek and Chilkat Rivers. A fascinating and unique book text is clean and tight despite defects listed above. .

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        Leçons sur les maladies de la moelle. Ouvrage accompagné de 244 figures schématiques ou d'après nature.

      Paris, G. Masson, 1892. ____ Première édition. Le grand neurologue Pierre Marie avait été l'élève de Charcot, à qui l'ouvrage est dédié. Avec un ENVOI de l'auteur sur le faux-titre : " A mon cher maître, le Dr Joffroy, son reconnaissant et dévoué. P. Marie". Alexis Joffroy, (1844-1908), élève et collaborateur de Charcot, était professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris, membre de l'Académie de médecine et médecin à l'Asile de Sainte-Anne. Avec Charcot, il décrivit les lésions pathologiques dans l'atrophie musculaire progressive et la poliomyélite. (Voir Garrison-Morton 4665 et 4740). Coiffes abîmées. Intérieur très frais. *****. In-8. [229 x 149 mm] Collation : (6), II, 504 pp. Demi-basane bleu marine, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Sur l'analysis situs.

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1892. First edition of Poincaré's first paper on topology, which gave birth to the subject in its modern sense. "One of the most unexpected developments in twentieth-century mathematics has been the meteoric rise of the subject known as topology. Topology is sometimes described as 'rubber-sheet geometry', a whimsical and somewhat misleading description which nevertheless succeeds in capturing the flavour of the subject. Topology is the study of those properties of geometrical objects which remain unchanged under continuous transformations of the object" (Stewart, p. 144). "The publication (1892) of Poincaré's first note on topology ... marks the beginning of the subject of algebraic, or 'combinatorial,' topology. There was earlier scattered work by Euler, Listing (who coined the work 'topology'), Möbius and his band, Riemann, Klein, and Betti. Indeed, even as early as 1679, Leibniz indicated the desirability of creating a geometry of the topological type. The establishment of topology (or 'analysis situs' as it was often called at the time) as a coherent theory, however, belongs to Poincaré" (Bredon, p. v). "The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century began under the shadow of a giant, Carl Friedrich Gauss; it ended with the domination by a genius of similar magnitude, Henri Poincaré" (DSB XI: 52). "It was Poincaré who both made the pioneering steps in topology and forecast that topology would be an important ingredient in 20th-century mathematics. Incidentally, Hilbert, who made his famous list of problems, did not. Topology hardly figured in his list of problems. But for Poincaré it was quite clear that it would be an important factor" (Atiyah, pp. 654-5). Indeed, Poincaré writes in the present paper: "As for me, all of the diverse paths on which I was successively engaged led me to analysis situs. I had need of the ideas of this science to pursue my studies on curves defined by differential equations ... and in particular for those of the three-body problem. I had need of it for the study on multivalued functions of two variables. I had need of it for the study of periods of multiple integrals and for the application of this study to the development of the perturbation function. Finally I glimpsed in analysis situs a means of attacking an important problem in the theory of groups, the search for discrete or finite groups contained in a given continuous group" (pp. 633-4). "Without much exaggeration, it can be said that only one important topological concept came to light before Poincaré. This was the Euler characteristic of surfaces, whose name stems from the paper of Euler (1752) on what we now call the Euler polyhedron formula ... Between the 1820s and 1880s, several different lines of research were found to converge to the Euler characteristic ... All of these ideas admit generalizations to higher dimensions, but the only substantial step towards topology in arbitrary dimensions before Poincaré was that of Betti (1871). Betti was inspired by Riemann's concept of connectivity of surfaces to define connectivity numbers, now known as Betti numbers P1, P2, . . . , in all dimensions. The connectivity number of a surface S may be defined as the maximum number of disjoint closed curves that can be drawn on S without separating it. "In the introduction to his first major topology paper, the Analysis situs, Poincaré announced his goal of creating an n-dimensional geometry. As he memorably put it: "geometry is the art of reasoning well from badly drawn figures; however, these figures, if they are not to deceive us, must satisfy certain conditions; the proportions may be grossly altered, but the relative positions of the different parts must not be upset." Because "positions must not be upset," Poincaré sought what Leibniz called Analysis situs, a geometry of position, or what we now call topology. He cited as precedents the work of Riemann and Betti, and his own experience with differential equations, celestial mechanics, and discontinuous groups ... "In [the present paper, Poincaré] raises the question whether the Betti numbers suffice to determine the topological type of a manifold, and introduces the fundamental group to further illuminate this question. He gives a family of three-dimensional manifolds ... and shows that certain of these manifolds have the same Betti numbers but different fundamental groups. It follows, assuming that the fundamental group is a topological invariant, that the Betti numbers do not suffice to distinguish three-dimensional manifolds" (Stillwell, pp. 1-6). In a long series of subsequent papers on Analysis situs, Poincaré developed the ideas outlined in this first announcement in several directions. He attempted to provide a new foundation for the Betti numbers in a rudimentary 'homology theory', which introduces the idea of computing with topological objects. Using his homology theory, he discovered a 'duality theorem' for the Betti numbers of an n-dimensional manifold. He generalized the Euler polyhedron formula to arbitrary dimensions and situated it in his homology theory. Recognizing that the fundamental group first becomes important for three-dimensional manifolds, Poincaré asked whether it suffices to distinguish between them. Poincaré was unable to answer this last question. A special case is the so-called Poincaré conjecture, which asks whether a (closed) three-dimensional manifold with trivial fundamental group is topologically equivalent to the three-dimensional sphere. This extremely difficult question was answered in the affirmative by Grigori Perelman in 2002. Michael F. Atiyah, 'Mathematics in the 20th century,' American Mathematical Monthly 108 (2001), 654-666; Enrico Betti, 'Sopra gli spazi di un numero qualunque di dimensioni,' Annali di Matematica pura ed applicate 4 (1871), 140-158; Glen E. Bredon, Topology and Geometry, 1993; Leonhard Euler, 'Elementa doctrinae solidorum,' Novi Comm. Acad. Sci. Petrop. 4 (1752), 109-140; Bernhard Riemann, Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse, 1851; Dirk Siersma, 'Poincaré and Analysis Situs, the beginning of algebraic topology,' Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde 5/13 (2012), 196-200; Ian Stewart, Concepts of Modern Mathematics, 1995; John Stillwell, Henri Poincare. Papers on Topology, 2010. Pp. 633-636 in Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires de l'Académie des sciences de Paris, Tome CXV, No. 18, 31 Octobre 1892. Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1892. 4to (287 x 230 mm), pp. 633-696. Original pink string-bound printed wrappers. Offered here in the rare weekly issue (the anual volumes are much commoner). Spine strip with some fraying and tears.

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        The Works Oliver Wendell Holmes. Including 'The Breakfast Table' series.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892. Artists' Edition, Limited to 750 copies of which this No 521. Together with a fine MANUSCRIPT LETTER from the author, tipped in to front of volume one. 15 volumes bound in 30 volumes by the Riverside Press in red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, gilt borders to marbled boards, marbled eps. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures, and with coloured frontispieces. A superb set containing 4 volumes on the Life and Letters of the Author. BAL [9314].

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        Les méthodes nouvelles de la mécanique céleste.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1892-93-99. ____ Première édition. "Le but final de la mécanique céleste est de résoudre cette grande question de savoir si la loi de Newton explique à elle seule tous les phénomènes astronomiques. ... L'approximation dont nous pouvons nous contenter aujourd'hui sera-t-elle insuffisante dans quelques siècles. ... Cette époque, où l'on sera obligé de renoncer aux méthodes anciennes, est sans doute encore très éloignée; mais le théoricien est obligé de la devancer, puisque son oeuvre doit précéder, et souvent d'un grand nombre d'années, celle du calculateur numérique." "Poincaré remains the most important figure in the theory of differential equations and the mathematician who after Newton did the most remarkable work in celestial mechanics." J. Dieudonné in DSB 11, 52. *****. 3 volumes in-8. [240 x 155 mm] Collation : (4), 385 pp. / VIII, 479, (1) pp. / (4), 414 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La Debacle

      

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        Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras au Pôle Nord

      New edition, illustrated with 150 drawings by Riou. Catalog GK in fine. The later editions of this carton will possess 6 color prints, which will be simple enlargement colorized prints already present in black and white.Cartonnage editor said "the portrait glued" to the signed Souze plate and connected by Lenègre. Back to the lighthouse. second board Lenègre like "e". Belle top plate. Slight discolouration under the cartridge of the author's name. A slightly emerged slip. A notebook is off from the inside. Rubbed corners and slightly bent. Back a little past but net gold and colors. Headdresses and rubbed folded. Second course with dirt, but good enough. Few scattered spots on a fresh paper.Good copy.NB: This book is available at the bookstore on request within 48 hours. Hetzel Paris 1892 Grd. in-8 (18x28cm) 463pp. relié

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon 14. Auflage, 16 Bände, 1892-1898, Meyenburg

      F.A. Brockhaus 1892-1898, Leipzig, Berlin & Wien - Prachtausgabe der R. Meyenburg Buchhandlung, Berlin. Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte (14.) vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. Komplette Ausgabe (A-Z) in 16 Bänden. F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, Berlin & Wien, 1892-1898 (Band 13-16 Revidierte Jubiläums Ausgabe). Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit reichen Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25,5 x 17,5 cm. Wie auch den ersten 16 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenfront sehr harmonisch. Die Goldprägungen kräftig glänzend. Einband leicht berieben, an den Außengelenken & Deckelkanten etwas mehr. Buchecken bestoßen. An drei Stellen ist das Leder an der Deckelecke bzw. dem Außengelenk stärker abgerieben. Der Buchschnitt ist sehr gut erhalten, oben gedunkelt. Von ebenso guter Erhaltung sind die Buchdeckel; lediglich bei zwei Bänden eine Bereibung (s. Bild 6) & bei drei Bänden eine abgeriebene Stelle von ca. 1 cm x 0,5 cm zum Ansatz des Leders hin. Band 9 mit einem ganz kleinen & Band 13 mit mehreren Einrissen an der oberen Rückenkante. Innen sauber & ohne unangenehmem Geruch. Keine fehlenden Seiten; keine auffällige Fleckigkeit, lediglich auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten zehn Bände etwas fleckig & in einem Band über etwa acht Seiten ein Fleck. Zwei Karten am Rand etwas geknittert. Ein Vorsatz, zwei Textseiten & eine Karte ein Stück eingerissen, ein Einriss wurde auf der Kartenrückseite mit Tesa geklebt. Drei Abbildungen mittig ein kleines Stück beschädigt, eine Abbildung stärker & eine an mehreren Stellen. Bei einigen wenigen Abbildungen färbten sich manche Stellen durch fehlendes Seidenpapier auf die gegenüberliegende Abbildungsseite (s. beispielhaft Bild 14) oder Textseite ab. In vier Fällen sind die Textseiten dadurch zudem etwas eingerissen, wodurch einzelne Wörter nicht mehr gut lesbar sind (s. Bild 15). Eine Abbildung & ein Vorsatz sind etwas gelockert; zwei Vorsätze & die letzten sechs Seiten eines Bandes sind fast lose; eine schwarz/weiß & zwei farbige Abbildungen, zwei Seiten sowie ein hinterer Vorsatz mit der letzten Textseite zuvor (Werbung) sind lose. 40000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY OR THE INCIDENTAL HISTORY OF SOUTHERN KANSAS AND THE INDIAN TERRITORY. GIVING TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE ON THE FRONTIER; ALSO THE MURDER OF PAT. HENNESEY, ANDTHE HANGING OF TOM. SMITH, AT RYLAND'S FORD, AND FACTS CONCERNING THE TALBOT RAID ON CALDWELL.

      G.D. Freeman, 1892., Caldwell - Second edition. 8vo. Red cloth, [1]-406 pp. 20.2 x 14.5 cm., frontispiece. preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, certificate attesting to the truth of the narrative on page 406. Six Score 39 says "The second issue, with an 1892 imprint has a different title {than the first edition], . It has the certificate on page 406, and is bound in cloth. All editions are rare." Very good, tight copy of a rare book. SIX SCORE 39. HERD 843. DOBIE p.121. HOWES F353. ADAMS 150: 56. GUNS 763. KID 21. GRAFF 1411. RADER 1472. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Love-Lyrics & Songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt with the Love-Sonnets of Proteus by the Same Author now Reprinted in their Full Text with Many Sonnets Omitted from the Earlier Editions.

      Small 4to. Original vellum, spine lettered in gilt, green silk ties, edges untrimmed; ornamental woodcut border and initials, the initials printed in red, text printed in black and red in the Golden type; bookplate on front paste-down; a very good copy. 300 copies were printed. This is the only Kelmscott book with the initials printed in red, done at the author's request.

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        Christmas and New Year Greeting Souvenir of Australasia 1891-1892. Issued by the Officers of the Post and Telegraph Departments.

      Melbourne & Sydney: Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1891-, 1892. Oblong octavo, illustrated throughout; in original decorated wrappers. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers.Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work includes many portraits of the government officers, together with depictions of their offices (ranging from the Sydney General Post Office to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station). It is further illustrated by many views of Australian cities and landscapes.This is the only recorded publication by the artists, Fred Kneebone and Ernest Ferris, but all three artists have almost equal shares in the production. Walter Withers had first arrived in Melbourne in 1883 but did not settle there until 1888, opening his Melbourne studio in 1891.Produced when Australia began to be hard hit by the depression of the 1890s, the artists would have been glad for the income derived from the production as it was around this time that Withers seriously contemplated returning to England due to lack of work.This work is surprisingly rare with only two holdings in Australian libraries. Formerly in the Ingleton Collection, with his bookplate and shelf number. Rebacked with paper spine. A very good copy.

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        The Diary of a Nobody. With illustrations by Weedon Grossmith. FIRST EDITION.

      Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. (Arrowsmith's Three & Sixpenny Series, Vol. XI.) [1892] Half title, double port. front., illus., final ad. leaf. Half title & ad leaf used as end papers. Original orange-brown cloth, decorated and lettered in black & blue, spine lettered in gilt; very sl. dulled with minor string mark to leading edge of front board. Book label of W. T. Charlton on half title, dated in ink 'July 5th 1892'. A v.g. crisp copy.Wolff 2818. Originally published in Punch April 1891 to July 1892, and expanded in the book edition.

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        The Rugby Union Football Handbook 1892-3

      "Pastime" 1892 - The first annual to cover Rugby Union only, this publication was published between 1890-1 and 1895-6 and was edited by N.L Jackson, a figure more often associated with the Association code and founder of the famous Corinthians club. It includes laws, regulations, results of international and club matches as well as the outlook for the forthcoming season and biographies (with full-page photo portraits) of ET Gurdon, SMJ Woods, CE Orr and AJ Gould.  Paperback. 8vo. 101pp + 9 advertisement pages. Lacks original wrappers. Front (title) page a little spotted and dog-eared. Spine missing and contents coming loose from stitching. [Jenkins I49]. Extremely scarce early rugby annual with much interesting content on Victorian rugby.

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        An Object of Pity, or, The Man Haggard: A Romance by Many Competent Hands [Together With] Objects of Pity, or, Self and Company by A Gentleman of Quality

      Privately Printed, Amsterdam 1892 - 2 volumes, original red card covers with french-fold parchment dust-wrappers printed in gilt, a.e.g., both in separate folding red-cloth chemises, the whole enclosed in a matching morocco-backed slipcase with titles in gilt in six compartments on the spine; pp. 77; 55. With additionally a laid-in typed booklet (5 pp.) entitled 'Key to "An Object of Pity,"' and a single folded typed page delineating the "cast" of authors. The first volume has the Robert Louis Stevenson bookplate affixed to the verso of the cover, signed by his step-daughter Isobel Osbourne Strong and with several handwritten notations by his step-son and frequent collaborator, Lloyd Osbourne. Both volumes about fine, with minor rubbing/soiling to the parchment covers; the chemises have faint rubbing at the covers, and one satin ribbon pull is torn, else fine; the slipcase also has a touch of rubbing at the upper and lower edges, but in all, fine, bright, pleasing; In August 1892 Robert Louis Stevenson was residing in Samoa with his wife and step-children, along with his cousin Graham Balfour (who later became his biographer). In conjunction with visitors from home, the household entertained itself by producing a "joint-stock" novel in which all contributors were to imitate the style of Ouida (Maria Louisa Ramee). They chose as "hero" Mr. Bazett Michael Haggard, the British Land Commissioner, their neighbor and friend. When the book was completed AN OBJECT OF PITY, OR, THE MAN HAGGARD was read aloud to Mr. Haggard, who retaliated to the good-natured pillorying he had received at his friends' hands with OBJECTS OF PITY, OR, SELF AND COMPANY. Privately printed by the Countess of Jersey (one of the participants in the shenanigans) at Sydney, with the false imprint as Amsterdam. Writing in 1902, Edmund Gosse called AN OBJECT OF PITY "the most unattainable of R. L. S.'s productions;" it is speculated that only 35 copies were printed. This copy from the Stevenson family's own library (after his death Isobel Strong sold the family library at auction placed these bookplates in volumes to "assist" their value), and is signed by her and additionally has several notations in the hand of Lloyd Osbourne: On the contents page he identifies who each writer actually is, and he has made notations in several subsequent page margins. Prideaux/Contributions 11; Colbeck 102; Beinecke 853

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        Biblia Innocentium:

      Hammersmith, 1892. (2), viii, 249, (1) pages. Woodcut border on first text page; woodcut initials throughout. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 1900 in tan morocco with elaborate acanthus leaf pattern stamped in brown, with brown & gilt rules; full morocco doublures & endleaves with acanthus design on doublures; board edges gilt; all edges gilt on the rough. Two armorial bookplates on two blank leaves. Binding stamp-signed in gilt on front doublure, and again at rear with Zaehnsdorf's medallic mark--designating this as a "superior" binding. Spine just a trifle darker, but a fine copy. One of 200 copies on handmade paper. From the libraries of M. D. C. Borden and George Edward Dimock. Peterson A9.

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