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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton (2 volumes)

      Chapman & Hall, London 1893 - 606; 664pp. Octavo [22 cm] Bound in 1/2 leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt stamped titles on the spines. New endsheets and flyleaves. Very good. Ex-library, with only a couple of internal library marks. With numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps. His wife drew not from his books, but from his private journals. Burton was an explorer, ethnographer, and man of letters. He was a pilgrim to Mecca and Harar and discovered Lake Tanganyika. He also translated the Arabian Nights. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Étude de Femme [Study of A Woman]

      Paris: Édouard Kleinmann, 1893. First Edition. fine. Toulouse-Lautrec. 1st printing, 1st issue, Wittrock 11, the rare state A, of 3 (A, B, and C). This state A precedes the edition of 100 and is geometrically more limited. A fine lithograph on laid Japan paper, with full margins (9 5/8" X 15 1/2"). Signed by the artist with his monogram in black pencil, and it is anomalous to find his lithographs of this type signed by hand, as what is usually seen are his initials applied in the plate or with a stamp. The ownership chain tells a fully comforting tale. Ex-Roger Marx, his tiny indicator in the corner, and his pencil note, in French, along the bottom edge. Ex-The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from their own collection, and sold to subsidize their Acquisitions Fund, an impeccable provenance for the certainty of the lithograph, but even more importantly, for the certainty of the pencil signature. Framed. There is a painting, on cardboard, of the same young woman, in the same pose, at The Musee Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, but it isn't a great painting, inasmuch as it has none of the background, and she isn't drawn as pretty. Toulouse-Lautrec was 4 feet 8 inches tall, with a normal size body on child size legs, but he was a superstar post-impressionist painter, the first artist to hang in the Louvre while he was alive, and he lived in the Montmartre, and chilled at Le Moulin Rouge (The Red Mill), where a table was always reserved for him, so he ate well, drank fine cognac, and got laid a lot, by dazzling babes, who really liked him.

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        Le Capital. Extraits faits par M. Paul Lafargue.

      Paris: Guillaumiin & Cie.,, 1893. Small octavo (144 x 90 mm). Original light brown ribbed cloth, spine and front board lettered in black. Frontispiece portrait of Marx with tissue guard. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed and bumped, a couple of shallow knocks to top edges of boards, contents browned, otherwise an internally clean, very good copy. First edition of this selection from Marx's Capital, published in the series Petite bibliothèque économique française et étrangère, the product of a surprising collaboration. Lafargue, a founder of the French socialist party and later Marx's son-in-law, of all the French Marxist writers closest to German orthodoxy, made the selection of the extracts. Pareto, whose economic and sociological views by no means coincided with those of Marx, provided the lengthy introduction.

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        Le Morte d'Arthur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur

      London: Printed by Turnbull & Spears for J. D. Dent at Aldine House, 1893-1894. First THUS. Hardcover. Good. First thus. Two volume set in original pictorial cloth. (4to) 24x19 cm. (9.5 x 7.5"). lxiv, 455pp; lxv-xc, 458-990, note on text. One of 1500 copies of the regular issue, from a run of 1800. Good+ with darkened spines, some general toning and light staining to cloth, fraying and splitting along edges of second volume's spine but binding holding. Typical offsetting and a bit of light toning and foxing to contents.The first appearance of Aubrey Beardsley's first important work. "In Le Morte DArthur Beardsley learnt his job, but the result is no bungling student's work... If he had never illustrated another book, this edition of Morte DArthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration" (in The Twentieth Century Book, pp. 148-149). Beardsley was 20 years old when Dent first commissioned him with this project.

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        Collected Works of Charles Dickens. Complete Works Volume Five. I. Our Mutual Friend Translated by R. L. Sementkovsky. II. Oliver Twist Translated by V. V. Chuyko. Price of each volume 1 r. 50 k.

      Two volumes in one. St. Petersburg: F. Pavlenkov Publishers, 1893. Two volumes in one, 4to., [iv], 992, [4] pp., printed and numbered in two columns, with typographic headpiece to page one, text in Russian Cyrillic script. Rebound in modern full dark-brown calf with title in gilt to backstrip. A sprinkle of minor foxing and some small scuff marks to boards; otherwise in very good, bright condition. First edition thus. An exceedingly rare translation, with no complete sets noted in any library.

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        The Novels

      London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Leather_bound. Fine. London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Small octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen, illustrated frontispiece to each volumes. Titles include Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion. Bound in three quarter green calf, (spine faded to a light olive green) marbled boards, gilt decorations to spine , raised bands, red and brown title labels, top edge gilt, A splendid deluxe set.

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        The Works of . Edited by George Saintsbury

      Published by J.M. Dent & Co at Aldine House in Great Eastern Street, London 1893 - One of 750 sets. with Illustrations by Herbert Railton & E.J. Wheeler. 12 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarter red calf, spines gilt, t.e.g. Minor rubbing. Bookplates with Illustrations by Herbert Railton & E.J. Wheeler. 12 vols. 12mo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN LONDON, accompanied by Maps and Sketches.

      London, Edward Stanford, 1893.. FIRST EDITION 1893, 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 coloured maps in pocket at rear, Paris being in 2 parts as issued, 25 illustrations, 14 folding, 10 full page and 1 in the text, pages: x, [1], 1-136 including Appendices 1 & 2 and Index, bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt rule to edge of upper cover, gilt top edge, floral endpapers. Slight wear and slight bump to head and tail of spine, binding slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margins of first pages, neatly repaired, hardly noticeable, not affecting text or images, pale age-browning to first blank endpaper and half-title and last page of index and last blank endpaper, small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        UNIVERSITY FOOT-BALL: THE PLAY OF EACH POSITION TREATED BY A COLLEGE EXPERT

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1893 - 133 pages. Illustrated with eight photographic plates (including frontis with tissue guard) of football in action plus eight portraits of contributing authors. The expert who wrote the chapter on quarterbacking was Edgar Allan Poe, a decorated quarterback at Princeton who was the grand-nephew of the poet. One of the earliest books devoted to American football, and quite scarce. Fine condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Hodgson Books]
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        Architectonische Mittheilungen aus Basel von J.J. Stehlin-Burckhardt, Architect

      87 pp. text describing buildings designed by the Swiss architect, including theaters, music halls, banks, residences, and villas, many in the neo-Gothic style, 84 plates showing floor plans and fine artistic renderings of the exteriors. Large 4to. 3/4 leather and boards, raised spine, edges and spine rubbed. Stuttgart (Konrad Wittwer) 1893. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates two copies of this work in North America.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Zur Kenntniss der cerebralen Diplegien des Kindesalters

      Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke,, 1893. (Im Anschluss an die Little'sche Krankheit.) Octavo. Contemporary dark red half cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black pebble-grain cloth boards, marbled edges. 2 folding tables at rear. Front free endpaper and first 4 leaves professionally repaired, boards rubbed, tiny chip to foot of spine, bottom edge of front free endpaper and initial leaf lightly nicked, overall a good copy. First edition of this monograph elaborating on the clinicopathological aspects of cerebral palsy, a "companion to Freud and [Oscar] Rie's clinical study of the unilateral paralyses of children, completing Freud's investigation of all forms of childhood paralysis" (Norman). The case studies are divided into four groups, with Freud explaining the causes of each: the first, Little's disease; the second, paraplegic spasticity; the third, centralized chorea and bilaterial athetosis; and the fourth, bilateral spastic hemiplegia.

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        Société instrumentale La Jurassienne. Sentier.

      1893. 1893 - 21x37 cm (Image) L?ensemble de 50 portraits des musisciens avec leurs instruments / Gruppenbild mit 50 Musiker und Ihre Instrumenten, Im Original vergoldeter Rahmen (49x55 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Eagle and Brooklyn: The Record of the Progress of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Issued in Commemoration of Its Semi-Centennial and Occupancy of Its New Building; Together with the History of the City of Brooklyn From Its Settlement to the Present Time (Proof Edition)

      The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1893 - A handsome copy of the exhaustive 1893 1st edition, bound in its dark-brown leather, with decorative blindstamping to the panels. Light wear along the panel edges and spine crown, very light scuffing to the panels. Thick folio, all edges gilt. A tight, well-preserved, very presentable copy, with hundreds of crisp black-and-white plates thruout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Les Bouquinistes et les Quais de Paris tels qu ils sont refutation du Pamphlet

      - Paris, chez Tous les Bouquinistes des Quais 1893. Encuadernado en plena piel con nervios, conservando cubiertas originales. 82 páginas, algunas con pequeños puntos. 19x13 cm. Ref: 1187 [LS/015378-1187]

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        I fiori del male.

      Con la prefazione di T. Gautier e l'aggiunta di studi critici di Sainte-Beuve, G. Assalineau, J-B- D'Aubervilly, E. Deschamps, ecc. Milano, Edoardo Sonzogno Editore, 1893. in-8, pp. 385, cartone editoriale con deliziosa sovracoperta editoriale figurata. Prima edizione italiana de ''Les Fleurs du Male'' tradotti da Riccardo Sonzogno, nipote dell'editore Edoardo. La raccolta di 100 poesie fu pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1857 da Poluet-Malassis in 500 copie. Qualche mese più tardi il libro fu sequestrato facendo finire Baudelaire e l'editore sotto processo con l'accusa di pubblicazione turpe ed oltraggiosa. L'esito del processo porterà alla censura di sei poesie (verranno pubblicate a parte a Bruxelles col titolo ''I relitti'') e ad una pena pecuniaria poi ridotta su decisione dell'Imperatrice. Quattro anni più tardi l'opera fu ristampata senza le sei poesie poste sotto accusa. Qualche fioritura, la copertina in carta pergamenata rinforzata lungo il margine destro, metà del dorso rifatto.. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Autour de la lune

      - Hetzel, Paris 1893, In-8 (18x27,5cm), 180pp., relié. - Nuova edizione. Questo cartone a vapore aveva 4 diverse stampe, la prima prendendo il sorteggio del cartone iniziale con stampe in bianco, la seconda con 4 inserto policroma. Ci saranno altre due stampe con alcune modifiche nel 1896 e nel 1903 (JAUZAC). editor di cartone, ha dichiarato: "Nel piroscafo" badge rosso. Primo piatto relativamente scura, noiosa. Piccola area in un opaco spazzolato la nave, un secondo dexu sinistra di caratteri. acconciature morbide e piegate. Secondo piatto anche scuro, con piccole macchie. Carta relativamente fresco, con alcuni punti sparsi a margine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Ce cartonnage au steamer a connu 4 tirages différents, le premier reprenant le tirage des cartonnages aux initiales avec des gravures en noir, le second avec 4 hors-texte polychromes. Il y aura deux autres tirages avec quelques modifications en 1896 et 1903 (Jauzac). 44 dessins par Bayard et Neuville. Catalogue HF in fine. Cartonnage de l'éditeur, dit "Au steamer", au macaron rouge. Première plaque relativement sombre, sans éclat. Petite zone grattée dans un des mats du navire, une seconde à gauche des dexu personnages. Coiffes molles et repliées. Second plat également sombre, avec de petites taches. papier relativement frais, avec quelques rousseurs éparses dans les marges. Un coin émoussé. Paru initialement en 1869, ce roman de science fiction constitue la seconde partie de "De la terre à la lune". Il raconte le voyage autour de la lune de 3 astronautes et s'avèrera étonnamment prémonitoire. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . 40 PLANCHES , dont une couleurs , une double & une à quadruple page + 7 pages de Texte . 3e Série TOME VII . 1893 . PLANCHES XVII à LIII / XXIII / LIV / LV . NERVATION DES NÈVROPTÈRES - NERVATION DES ORTHOPTÈRES et des FULGORIDES - INSECTES FOSSILES PRIMAIRES .

      - SAINT- ETIENNE . Au Siege de la Société / Lithographie Frédéric Lantz . 1893 . ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . 40 PLANCHES 32,7 x 49,7 cm , dont une couleurs , une double & une à quadruple page + 7 pages de Texte . 3e Série TOME VII . 1893 . PLANCHES XVII à LIII / XXIII / LIV / LV . NERVATION DES NÈVROPTÈRES - NERVATION DES ORTHOPTÈRES et des FULGORIDES - INSECTES FOSSILES PRIMAIRES . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AESCHYLI FABULAE CUM LECTIONIBUS ET SCHOLIIS CODICIS MEDICEI ET IN AGAMEMNONEM CODICIS FLORENTINI AB HIERONYMO VITELLI DENUO COLLATIS EDIDIT N.WECKLEIN PARTIS II AUCTARIUM APPENDIX PROPAGATA

      BEROLINI: S.CALVARY EIUSQUE SOCIUM, 1893. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 22. USATO

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        THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. 11 VOLUMES

      New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1893. Riverside Edition; third printing. Set of 11 small octavos in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; strong binding; age-sunned paper clean; text clean; app. 400 pages each volume; contains bibliographical introductions and full indexes; shelved above nature section; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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        GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE: A LECTURE FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.. 146 x 108 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 1 p.l., 68 pp. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Woodcut initials and small woodcut decorations in the text. Headlines and sidenotes printed in red. Front pastedown with bookplate of J. Harsen Purdy. Peterson A-18; Sparling 18; Forman 146; Tomkinson, p. 112. AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the binding remarkably clean, and the text showing no signs of use.This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.

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        THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 216 pp., [1] leaf (colophon).Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, silk ties, gilt titling on spine, a handful of gatherings UNOPENED (one tie expertly mended). Decorative woodcut initials, device in colophon, one page with corner border, and three pages with elaborate full woodcut borders. Front pastedown with wood-engraved bookplate of John Quinn. Peterson A-11; Sparling 11; Tomkinson, p. 110. Lower cover with a hint of wrinkling, two leaves with short marginal tear from rough opening, the text not as bright as in some copies, but still a very pleasing example, the binding with only a slight hint of the usual soiling, and the text entirely clean and fresh. Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.

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        MAUD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 69, [1] pp. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). Original limp vellum, original blue-green silk ties, flat spine with titling in gilt, partially UNOPENED. (Publisher's slipcase not present.) Initial opening with elaborate woodcut title page and border around first page of text, large woodcut initials with decorative marginal extensions, printer's device at the end. Peterson A-17; Sparling 17; Tomkinson, p. 112. A VIRTUALLY PRISTINE COPY, the binding extraordinarily clean, and internally faultless. This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.

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        Salomé. Drame en un acte

      Paris: Librairire de l'Art Independant. Elkins Mathews et John Lane, 1893. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original purple wrappers, lettered in silver. Upper wrapper missing, spine faded, otherwise a very well-preserved copy, in a quarter green morocco slipcase with wrap-around chemise. Morocco ex-libris of Marie L. Herrman on inner chemise. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Mason 349

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        THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Original proof printing of the first bifolium from the Kelmscott printing of Chaucer's works.

      Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, circa 1893. KELMSCOTT BIFOLIUM circa 1893 (i.e. pair of conjugate leaves). Proof sheet of the opening page from the KELMSCOTT CHAUCER, bifolium pages approximately 415 x 285 mm, 16¼ x 11¼ inches, [1]-2 and [15]-[16] comprising 2 illustrated pages and 2 text pages, printed in Chaucer type with side-notes in red, 2 wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and one very large initial plus 5 large and 7 smaller initials by William Morris, folio Proof of one of the most famous pages in printing history, with variations in the typesetting from the final version. A shallow crease due to folding the sheets to house in a another Kelmscott book, a little pale foxing, mostly to margins, edges slightly dusty, otherwise very good condition (see attached images). See: William S. Peterson, A Bibliography of The Kelmscott Press, A40, pages 101-115. One of only a few copies printed which were subsequently given to Morris's friends. The first column of text contains 7 lines; in the published version the seventh line appears at the head of the second column and the final line "The chambres and the stables weren wyde" has been moved to the following page. The first illustration depicts Chaucer in a garden holding a book and pen, Morris himself drew the plants in the garden. The second illustration is from 'The Knight's Tale'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE: A LECTURE FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.. 146 x 108 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 1 p.l., 68 pp. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Woodcut initials and small woodcut decorations in the text. Headlines and sidenotes printed in red. Front pastedown with bookplate of J. Harsen Purdy. Peterson A-18; Sparling 18; Forman 146; Tomkinson, p. 112. AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the binding remarkably clean, and the text showing no signs of use. This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.

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        The Studio. Volumes 1-48.

      London: The Studio. 1893-1910.(). A complete run of the first 17 years, with 100 original graphic works. The preeminent art journal of the Arts and Crafts movement. All volumes with original graphics are present including the five lithographs by Whistler. The Studio commissioned original graphic works for inclusion in its periodical magazine (as opposed to the Special Numbers).The artists include Whistler (5 original lithographs), Pennell, Nicholson, Brangwyn, and Riviére, among others. 20.5 x 28.5 cm. Original cloth. Some front covers dampstained. A list of all the prints is available.

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        Letters to Donna Cope.

      [Various locations], 1893 to 1923.(). Letters to Donna Cope. Daughter of Morton Cope ("Dixie"), and Allie (Moulton) Cope. 274 pieces.Majority of letters from father Morton Cope and mother Allie. (For more details, please contact us by email.)

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        The Music and Musical Instruments of Japan

      B.T. Batsford, London 1893 - 4to, orig. binding, 1/4 maroon cloth over tan bds with gold rules, gold titles on spine and fb still quite bright, teg, very light soil to spine and bds, mild bumping and wear to corners, hinges tight; rare light marginal finger smudge, else bright and clean internally; frontis with clean intact tissue, 16 full pg, plates and many full pg. and in-text illus; pp.xviii,230 incl. notes and index; no dj as issued. A scholarly and very well illustrated work. Quite scarce in any edition, and especially in such a nice first edition in original binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photography] Practical Lawn-Tennis

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. Scarce First Edition of one of the first tennis books to show action photographs illustrating various racket strokes. Small 8vo: xvi,168,[6 adverisements]pp, with 25 full-page photographic plates, 6 tables and 4 text figures. Publisher's navy blue decorative cloth, upper cover with crossed-tennis rackets device in red and gilt, spine stamped in gilt. Fine: binding square and tight, pages clean and crisp, with only minor faults (light edge wear, three passages of several lines each noted in margin with straight vertical line in pencil). An exemplary example. Dwight James is considered the "Founding Father of American Tennis" and served as President of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association for twenty-one years. He won the first recorded tennis tournament in the United States (and probably in the world), in 1876, in Nahant, Mass. Practical Lawn Tennis is his second book, in which he changed some of his earlier views on technique, treating Lawn Tennis as its own game. 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. Fine.

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. (THREE VOLUMES); A New Edition. Faithfully reprinted from the only authorized edition of 1814, with copious critical commentary, prepared upon examination of unpublished official archives and many other sources of information including a diligent study of the Original Manuscript and Journals and Field Notebooks of the Explorers

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Limited to 1,000 copies with this numbered 277. 3 volumes. Note: lacks the atlas [volume IV], so no maps present. Volume I: Engraved frontis portrait of Lewis, 2 facsimile letters. Volume II: engraved frontis portrait of Clark. Volume III includes appendices and Remarks and Reflections. Total of 1298 pages. Green cloth with spine tites in gilt. Covers bright, Usual slight bumps to bottom of spines from shelving and also slight bumping to corners as usual. Previous owner's name to front pastedown of two volumes and front endpaper of Volume I. Small hole to endpaper of Volume I where label was removed, and minor abrasion to front pastedown of other two volumes where label was removed. Interiors clean and bright.

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        Travel and adventure in South-East Africa, being the narrative of the last eleven years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries; with an account of the colonisation of Mashunaland and the progress of the gold industry in that country.

      London Rowland Ward 1893 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, 503pp., 4 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 21 plates, folding coloured map, text illustrations, contemporary red half morocco gilt by Morrell, a fine copy. Classic big-game book detailing hunting lion, leopard, rhinoceros, and elephant near the Zambesi, in Matabeleland, and Mashonaland. Czech p145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Original proof printing of the first bifolium from the Kelmscott printing of Chaucer's works.

      Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, circa 1893. KELMSCOTT BIFOLIUM circa 1893 (i.e. pair of conjugate leaves). Proof sheet of the opening page from the KELMSCOTT CHAUCER, bifolium pages approximately 415 x 285 mm, 16¼ x 11¼ inches, [1]-2 and [15]-[16] comprising 2 illustrated pages and 2 text pages, printed in Chaucer type with side-notes in red, 2 wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and one very large initial plus 5 large and 7 smaller initials by William Morris, folio Proof of one of the most famous pages in printing history, with variations in the typesetting from the final version. A shallow crease due to folding the sheets to house in a another Kelmscott book, a little pale foxing, mostly to margins, edges slightly dusty, otherwise very good condition (see attached images). See: William S. Peterson, A Bibliography of The Kelmscott Press, A40, pages 101-115. One of only a few copies printed which were subsequently given to Morris's friends. The first column of text contains 7 lines; in the published version the seventh line appears at the head of the second column and the final line "The chambres and the stables weren wyde" has been moved to the following page. The first illustration depicts Chaucer in a garden holding a book and pen, Morris himself drew the plants in the garden. The second illustration is from 'The Knight's Tale'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Behind The Scenes; Or Nine Years At The Four Courts Of Saint Louis

      St. Louis: A. R. Fleming & Company, 1893. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This 1893 account is considered to be the first published work by a policewoman in America..

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        The Works.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1893–4. [Method and Results; Darwiniana; Science and Education; Science and Hebrew Tradition; Science and Christian Tradition; Hume; Man's Place in Nature; Discourses; Evolution and Ethics.] 9 volumes, octavo (210 x 140 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, marbled paper sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Title pages printed in orange and black. Frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards. Minor rubbing to extremities, an excellent set. Limited "Author's" edition, number 308 of 1,000 sets of the collected works of the British biologist and science educationalist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895). This copy with an autograph letter from Huxley laid-in, dated 27 September 1869, to William Houghton (1828–1895), author of British Fresh-water Fishes. The note thanks Houghton on behalf of Huxley and his children for the gift of a book, presumably Houghton's Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children which was released in that year. The letter paper is headed with Huxley's usual blind-stamp of the Geographical Survey of England and Wales. Throughout his life Huxley had published over 400 essays, papers, letters, reviews, and books and from 1893 to 1894 republished his best articles in nine volumes. "For the fast wit, famous irony, suave hectoring, and commonsense cleverness in these essays, Huxley was declared 'perhaps the greatest virtuoso of plain English who has ever lived' (Fawcett, 208). With their reinterpretation of duty, belief, and morality in a secularizing, industrializing culture, they provide a partisan insight into the Victorian move to a naturalistic world-view" (ODNB).

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        A Brief History of Panics and their periodical Occurrence in the United States. New York, Putnam

      1893 - First Edition in English. 8vo, [4], 150pp, publisher's brown cloth, library label and pocket to front and rear pastedowns [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chevaleries sentimentales. Frontispice d` Odilon Redon.

      Paris, Librairie de l`art independant, 1893 - 5 Bll., 173 S. 1 Original-Lithographie von Odilon Redon. Nr. 190 von 275 (Gesamtaufl. 300) Exemplaren. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Gedichte von Andre-Ferdinand Herold (1865 - 1940) mit einer Original-Lithographie von Odilon Redon als Frontispiz. Die Gedichte von Herold sind das Ergebnis seiner Reise mit Pierre Louys zu den Richard Wagner Festspielen nach Bayreuth. Die im Stein monogrammierte Original-Lithographie von Odilon Redon typisch für dessen von den literarischen Symbolisten beeinflusste dunkle Phase. - Unbeschnitten. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Einige Bll. etw. gelockert. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. OKart. (etw. gebräunt und bestoßen, Rücken mit kl. Randeinrissen). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Standard Dictionary of the English Language : Upon Original Plans, Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, in the Light of the Most Recent Advances in Knowledge...the Meaning, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Etymology of All the Words...In two volumes

      New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company 1893-1895. In 2 volumes complete. xx, 1060; 1061-2318 pp. Publisher's original full brown morocco with blind and gilt-stamped designs to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration & lettering. Marbled edges and endpapers. Thumb-index tabs to fore-edge. Some wear to spine ends and extremities. Internally very clean. No ownership marks. Colour plates. Numerous in-text illustrations. Bindings firm. . Very Good. Full Leather. First Edition. 1893. 4to..

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        THE NIAGARA BOOK

      Buffalo: Underhill & Nichols(1893). First Edition, Publisher's decorated green cloth stamped in brown and silver. SIGNED by the book's most famous contributor "Truly yours, Mark Twain" on the first blank. BAL 3437: Fourth Printing. Contains the first appearance of Twain's "Extracts from Adam's Diary, Translated from the Original MS," on pages [93]-109. This copy also has an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from each of three of the other contributors--David Day, Edward Martin, and Peter Porter--laid in. Also laid in is an old catalogue description from Charles Sessler, Bookseller. The endpapers and preliminaries, including the front blank with Twain's signature, have been strengthened with Japanese tissue paper in the gutters., Hardcover, Spine a little darkened but a bright copy. Near Fine

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        Unter dem Stern. Tusche und Deckweiß auf Transparentpapier. Unten rechts signiert. Auf Pappe montiert und gerahmt.

      Der ungarische Künstler Sándor Bortnyik (1893 - 1976) war einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der Künstlergruppe ?MA?. In seinen vom deutschen Expressionismus und französischen Kubismus geprägten Arbeiten unterstützte der Avantgarde-Künstler auch die Kommunistische Partei (Kommunisták Magyarországi Pártja). Nach der Niederschlagung der ungarischen Räterepublik im August 1919 emigrierte Bortnyik mit Kassák und anderen ?MA?-Künstlern nach Wien. Anfang der 20er Jahre stellte Bortnyik in der Berliner Galerie ?Der Sturm? aus und wohnte einige Jahre in Weimar, wo er enge Verbindungen zum Bauhaus hat. 1928 gründet der inzwischen nach Budapest zurückgekehrte Bortnyik die Schule für Werbegrafik ?Mühely?, auch ?Das kleine Bauhaus? genannt. Guter Zustand.

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        LE MORTE D'ARTHUR [FOUR VOLUMES]

      J.M. Dent, London 1893 - Octavo, 990 pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. First edition, rebound as four volumes (originally published as two) in quarter-bound red leather and marbled paper. Head edges gilt; spine red leather with elaborate gilt decoration and five raised bands. Original cream and gilt cloth covers and spines bound in at front and rear of volumes 1, 2, and 4. Bumping and shelf-wear. Sunning and chipping to spines. Age-toning to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down end papers of all volumes. Marbled end papers have mild age toning to margins; faint toning to margins of text and offsetting where ribbon bookmarks had been. Hinges starting. Good copy only. This edition of Le Morte D'Arthur is limited to 1500 ordinary copies and 300 copies on Dutch Hand Made paper. This copy is the former. Includes many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Shelve: CASE #3 Spines are dark red with gilt text and decoration. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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