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        Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa

      London: Rowland Ward, 1893. First. Hardcover. Near Fine. 503 pp, ill, folding map. The last 11 years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries. Selous' longest and best work. Incl. his final hunting years with memories and stories from earlier days. This is the desirable Rowland Ward published edition in original cloth with two gilt lions on cover and gilt native on spine. Near fine - and rare in this condition. A beautiful copy.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1893-1897, Max Herzig

      Bibliographisches Institut 1893-1897, Leipzig und Wien - Prachtausgabe der Central-Buch-Kunst- und Musikalienhandlung Max Herzig, Wien und Leipzig. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Fünfte gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände (A-Z komplett). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893-1897 (überwiegend Neuer Abdruck). Original-Halbledereinbände mit Gold- & Blindprägungen. Lexikonformat ca. 25 x 17 cm. Exemplar 2: Wie den ersten fünf Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenansicht weitestgehend einheitlich & ohne auffällige Bereibungen. Einige der unteren Etiketten sind aufgehellt. Es gibt keine Fehlstellen an den Rückenkanten, vier Bände dort mit einem Einriss. Ecken bestoßen; ansonsten außen berieben, die Außengelenke & Deckelecken meist etwas mehr. Bei ca. der Hälfte der Bände finden sich am Buchschnitt bzw. auf dem Buchdeckel einige Flecke. Innen alles fest eingebunden; keine fehlenden Seiten. Keine Anstreichungen, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Keine signifikante Fleckigkeit; nur gelegentlich mal ein Fleck. Alle Grafiken & Abbildungen beeindrucken durch ihre Brillanz & gute Erhaltung (keine der sonst so häufigen Beschädigungen durch Verklebung). Eine Karte verkehrt herum eingebunden. Eine Doppelseite etwas verschmutzt. Sechs Seiten am Rand ca. 1cm eingerissen, eine Seite 5cm eingerissen & zwei Seiten quer ca. zur Hälfte. Eine Karte, ein Seidenpapier & das Papier auf einem Innendeckel mit Einriss. Bei zwei Seiten ist ein Stück abgerissen & liegt lose bei. In Band 8 sind statt der Seiten 545 bis 560 die Seiten 513 bis 528 (doppelt) eingebunden. 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Gentleman of France

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1893 - Three (3) volumes in black lettered terra cotta cloth. Presentation copy inscribed by the author "Robert Louis Stevenson with the grateful admiration of the author 1893" . With the bookplate From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima. Bookplate signed by Isobel Strong, Stevenson's step daughter. A historical novel, it was praised by Stevenson who was an enthusiastic reader. Volume 1 has been expertly recased and all three volumes have edgewear but o/w the volumes are clean. An attractive set with a great association. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de Roumanie a Sinaia. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893.

      1893. Folio (295 x 364 mm). (8), 93, (7) pp. With 38 (9 full-page) woodcuts in the text and 27 etched plates on China paper. Splendid original blue cloth binding; spine and front cover richly giltstamped; oval view of Peles Castle on front cover. All edges red. Perfect copy inscribed by the Romanian King Carol I for Marie Therese of Austria-Este (1849-1919) with her autogr. ownership note on the front endpaper: "Erhalten vom Könige Karl von Rumänien. Pelesch, Montag, 9. 8. 1909. Marie Therese". Ultimately, removed from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. - Construction of Peles Castle commenced in 1873 under the Viennese architect Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer; after 1876 Doderer's assistant Johannes Schultz took over and changed the original plans. The building was inaugurated on 7 October 1883. Between 1893 and 1914, the Czech architect Karel Liman was commissioned to build the main tower. The castle served as the summer residence of the Romanian royal family until the death of King Carol in 1914.

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        [Curiosa]. Autour du Mariage de Paulette. [épigraphe :] « Pas de flagellations, pas de godmichés, pas de chiens, rien que la chair humaine, sans aucune réserve. » Melle X... du Théâtre Français.

      1893-1900 ca Manuscrit in-4 (20 x 26 cm) de (64) ff. à 29 lignes par page, demi-peau retournée verte, dos lisse muet (reliure de l'époque). Copie manuscrite de ce rare roman pornographique condamné à la destruction par la cour d'assises de la Seine le 11 octobre 1913. Autour de Paulette fut attribué dès sa parution en 1893 à une vicomtesse de Saint-Luc « dont l'existence n'a jamais eu plus de réalité que l'existence à Montréal d'un éditeur nommé Lebaucher » (Pia), pseudonyme de Brancart à Amsterdam. Au moins deux autres éditions - la troisième en 1909 - suivirent avant sa condamnation. Manuscrit à l'encre noire complet de ses quatre parties telles que parues, mais sans préface ni chapitre, correction ou intervention d'aucune nature. On joint 3 portraits photographiques (6 x 12 cm) d'anonymes contemporains du roman dont un officier, un soldat en uniforme (carte de visite cartonnée Bertholet) et une femme assise vêtue de dessous Belle Époque avec l'inscription manuscrite au verso « 23/7/1918 43 ans Le 9bre en souvenir de notre amour garde cette photo en amitié d'une petite amie qui t'aime. Alice Berthele ». Rare copie manuscrite contemporaine de l'édition interdite dont un prospectus annonçait à sa sortie « Voilà peut-etre le plus original, le plus intéressant et le plus complet des ouvrages érotiques modernes ! ». Trace d'étiquette sur le contreplat supérieur. Pour les imprimés ; Gay, I, 306 ; Pia, 73 ; Perceau, 140-3 ; Dutel, 66.

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        Autograph letter signed. Melbourne (Australia), 11. II. 1893.

      1893. Large 4to. 3½ pp. on monogrammed bifolium. To the Austrian piano manufacturer Ludwig Bösendorfer, telling from a serious illness which had caught him down, and his successful recovery which allows him again to give concerts; also, he is offering 600 Gulden for a Piano from Bösendorfer.

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      Tower Publishing Company Limited, London 1893 - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-393 [394: ad], inserted frontispiece with illustration by E. S. Hope and sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers. First edition. The author's first novel, preceded by two poetry books published pseudonymously as "Lara." From 1871 to 1914 future war fiction was enormously popular in Europe and America. Griffith was one of the writers who realized the destructive power that aerial warfare would bring to future conflict, as well as the overall impact of new technology on armed conflict. In Griffith's hugely popular and very influential novel the inventor of a new flying ship joins the Brotherhood of Freedom, an organization that controls the work of Nihilists, Anarchists, and Socialists throughout the world and is popularly known as the Terror. When war starts in Europe the daughter of the mysterious Master of the Terrorists, Natas (Satan backwards), plans to let the European powers destroy each other and then the Brotherhood will step in and take over Europe which will then be united (under Anglo-Saxon rule) into a single force to meet the "impending flood of yellow barbarians" assumed to be forming in the East. As the war progresses the Russians overrun all of Europe and invade England. After England's king (Edward VII) surrenders to the Brotherhood, the Russian attackers in England are slaughtered and the Brotherhood's air force quickly conquers the Russian homeland. There is no invasion from Asia and the West is at peace under socialist rule. "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION is remarkable not only for its extravagant visions of aerial bombing and mass destruction but also for its bastardized political ideology, which is a curious mixture of radical opinions . Along with M. P. Shiel and H. G. Wells, he anticipated that the next war might be 'the most frightful carnival of destruction the world has ever seen,' involving the slaughter of millions of people, mostly noncombatants. This did not, however, deter him from looking forward to that conflict hopefully and enthusiastically. Like Shiel, he was an Anglo-Saxon chauvinist; like Wells a socialist; and he was hopeful that the apocalyptic clash of forces might result in the end of tyranny in Europe and the permanent victory of Christendom over the religious empires of the East. The attainment of such an end, in his view, would easily justify the death of millions . By the time Griffith wrote his last novel, THE LORD OF LABOUR (published posthumously in 1911), his war of the imminent future was being fought with atomic missiles and disintegrator rays. He was still looking forward eagerly to the conflict. What effect the spectacle of the actual Great War might have had on his imaginative enthusiasm we can only guess." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 67-71. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-84; (1981) 1-83; (1987) 1-41; (1995) 1-41; and (2004) II-465. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 929. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 365. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Negley, Utopian Literature 468. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 36, 45-7. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06364. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Small bookseller's ticket affixed to upper front paste-down, presentation gift label affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at edges, some foxing to the first two preliminary and last two terminal leaves, a solid, clean, nearly fine copy. The first edition is very uncommon. (#156101) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Thackeray

      London - Smith Elder and Co., 1893 Book. Hardcover. The complete works of William Thackeray in thirteen volumes. Illustrated, with a frontispiece to all volumes. Volume XIII, The Christmas Books has a total of 73 plates, including the frontispiece. The volumes are as follows:Volume I : Vanity Fair Volume II: The History of PendennisVolume III : The NewcomesVolume IV: The History of Henry Esmond and The Memoirs of Barry LyndonVolume V: The Virginians A Tale of The Last CenturyVolume VI: The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through The WorldVolume VII: The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand CairoVolume VIII: The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond; Memoirs of Mr C J Yellowplush; And BurlesquesVolume IX: The Books of Snobs, Sketches of Life and Character etc Volume X: Roundabout Papers, The Four Georges, The English Humourists, The Second Funeral of NapoleonVolume XI: Catherine, Lovel the Widower, Denis Duval, Ballads etc. Volume XII: Miscellaneous Essays, Sketches and Reviews, Contributions to Punch. Volume XIII: The Christmas Books of Mr M A TitmarshCollated, complete. William Makepeace Thackeray was famous for his satirical works. Vanity Fair brought Thackeray his fame and is a panoramic portrait of English society. His earliest works were written underpseudonyms such as CharlesJames Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitz-Boodle. His parodies and satire tended towardsattacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. During the Victorian era Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. Condition: Uniformly bound in half morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with rubbing to the spines and extremities. Fading to spines also. Volume IX is particularly rubbed to the spine. Bookseller's blind stamp, City Book Mart , Newcastle on Tyne to rear endpaperof all volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright andgenerally clean with the odd spot toendpapers. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 20. XII. 1893.

      1893. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen "geehrten Herrn Doktor": "Soeben habe ich allen Herren Vertrauensleuten und der Partei eine offizielle Bekanntmachung geschickt, daß ich kandidieren werde. Gestört hat mich diese Anonymität - vor allem wie könnte ich mich gegen die Agitation der N[arodni] L[isty] [d. s. die "Nationalen Blätter", das Parteiorgan der Agrarpartei] zur Wehr setzen? Werde ich nicht gewählt, wird es nicht schlimmer sein - wenigstens habe ich gezeigt, daß der Mensch sich um der Wahrheit willen nicht fürchten muß. Die N. L. würde auf jede Weise agitieren - etliche würden nicht wählen, wenn sie keine Sicherheit haben, daß ich kandidiere, deshalb ist es das beste aufzutreten. Dabei hat der von Ihnen genehmigte Plan Gültigkeit. Ich ersuche die Partei und die Herren Vertrauensleute, daß der Kandidat nicht aufgestellt wird und daß dann auch ich nicht in die Versammlung muß und wir dadurch den Streitigkeiten entgehen [...]" (aus einer beiliegenden Übersetzung ins Deutsche).

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        Motive der Deutschen Architektur des XVI., XVII., und XVIII. Jahrhunderts in historischer Anordnung. Zweite Abteilung: Barock und Rokoko 1650 -1800.

      Stuttgart, Engelhorn, 1893 2°, Text (LIII S.), 100 Taf., HLwd.-Mappe m losen Bl., Mappe etwas stockfleckig, innen tadell- Text von H. E. von Berlepsch Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Geschichte

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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands

      London: Reeve, 1893-1907. 11 vols, 504 hand col plates. Hardback. 11 vols, roy. 8vo, orig. publisher's cloth, gt.; some endpapers detached and chipped to edges; some inner hinges cracked, one almost completely split. Good ex-lib. set, book-plates to endpapers, small ink stamps/blind stamps to title-pages. Plates clean and unmarked. Rare large paper illustrated edition. Complete in 11 volumes.

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        Le Myosotis. Petits Contes et Petits Vers.

      Préface par André Theuriet.Nouvelle édition illustrée de 134 Compositions de Robaudi gravées sur bois par Clément Bellenger. (Complet & Contrôlé) Ouvrage enrichi : 1 Aquarelle originale de Robaudi, collée sur le premier contreplat avec petit encadrement doré - 1 Lithographie rehaussée de Robaudi, non reliée - 1 dessin original de Lobel-Riche, sur JAPON (2/5), inséré face au faux titre.Édition tirée à 500 exemplaires. Un des 150 exemplaires de tête sur Chine "Exemplaire offert" à Monsieur A (Alphonse) Lemerre, avec envoi et signature de l'éditeur "Hommage de son confrère". Paris, Librairie L. Conquet 1893. 384 pages.Superbe reliure plein maroquin rouge signée Huser. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et petites étoiles dorés. Rappel des étoiles sur les plats. Initiales couronnées sur le deuxième contreplat. Étui avec liseré. Gardes de soie rose. Couverture illustrée conservée. Non coupé. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x19).

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      1893 - [inscribed to Helena deKay Gilder] and Other Tales. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this collection of eight tales from the coast of Maine. This is a very good copy (spine dulled with very slight wear at the head, front endpaper hinge reinforced with matching fabric tape). Blanck 10902.~THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, "To Mrs Gilder with best regards from Sarah O. Jewett Boston Dec 13th 1893". Furthermore, this volume bears the small booklabel "R.W. Gilder."~Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), after being a Union soldier in the Civil War, became a minor poet but a major editor (ultimately the managing editor of Scribner's Monthly); he was also a close friend of the Scottish writer George MacDonald, helping to organize his American tour in the 1870s. His wife, to whom this book is inscribed, was the former Helena de Kay (1846-1916) -- a talented painter, and a founder of the Society of American Artists. She modeled for, and was said to have been a love interest of, Winslow Homer. Later Wallace Stegner, in his 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ANGLE OF REPOSE, would controversially base the characters Thomas and Augusta Hudson on Gilder and de Kay. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius

      (Birmingham): (W.J. Cosby, Universal Press), 1893. Beautifully bound fine press edition of Apuleius' comic masterpiece, one of five hundred copies on antique paper, this copy unnumbered. The picaresque tale of an aspiring magician who accidentally turns himself into an ass, The Golden Ass is the only ancient Roman novel to survive in its entirety, containing a number of famous set pieces, including the story of Cupid and Psyche: "Extending to her a cup of ambrosia, 'Take this . . . Psyche, and be immortal; nor shall Cupid ever depart from thy embrace.'" Some racier passages, excised from the main text, are retained in a "Passages Suppressed" supplement bound at the end of the volume. This edition is a reissue of Robert Triphook's London edition of 1822, translated by the Neoplatonist Thomas Taylor, who considered Apuleius "undoubtedly the greatest of the ancient Latin Platonists." The whimsical inlaid design binding is the work of Whitman Bennett, New York bookbinder, bibliophile, and film producer. A near-fine example of a comic classic, beautifully bound. Octavo, full modern olive morocco lettered and single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, tree branch design stamped in blind to front board and spine, gold morocco onlays in the shape of a donkey's ears on front board and donkey's tail on spine, Greek-patterned gilt dentelles with flower cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut. Title page printed in red and black. Half title present, four-page supplement "Passages Suppressed" bound at rear. "Bound by Whitman Bennett, N.Y." stamped in gilt to dentelle of upper board, bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Hinges starting, lightest scuffing to lower board.

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      Compiled in 1893 and perhaps earlier by a Josiah Austin of Nechells Birmingham, though most of the manuscript entries are signed P.B. this is a fine Album of Dried Plants, Trees and Flowers with over one hundred used pages, the majority of the specimens have full identification details, with many collected from England, some from Sutton Park near his home, a Hop specimen from Bromyard Herefordshire, but with some other specimens from Iceland, Scotland, Japan, Peru, Niagara Falls, Europe, East Indies, The Levant, The Field of Waterloo, etc, housed in an old quarter leather bound album measuring 13 inches by 8 inches approx. all the pages are pictured so condition can be seen the covers are worn but still holding well, internally a few of the specimens have become loose from their attachments else in good condition A FINE EXAMPLE OF A VICTORIAN ALBUM OF DRIED PLANT SPECIMENS

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        The Celtic Twilight

      London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1893. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Slight sunning to spine, trivial nicks to corners, internally fine, a superb copy. First edition, first impression, in the first variant binding with the publisher's name in capitals to the foot of the spine, and an exceptional copy. This collection of prose pieces was a key part of Yeats's work to define a distinctly Irish national identity and culture and reflects "the connection between folklore and occult divination which characterized Yeats's side of the [Celtic] movement" (ODNB).

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        Menu par la Ville de Paris aux officiers de l'Escadre Russe le 19 octobre 1893.

      Potel & Chabot 1893 - Single sheet (20 x 13.5 cm) engraved by Stern, with coat of arms of Paris embossed in colour and gold in upper left corner, gilt edges. Kept in original red morocco signed portfolio (20.3 x 13.5 cm) by Bacquemont, with gilt ruled vellum boarders, large vellum inset with gilt lettering on upper border, coats of arms of Paris and Russia and floral decorations with insets of green morocco stamped in gilt, silk endpapers. Menu for the honorary dinner given at the Parisian hotel on the occasion of the official visit of France by the Russian squadron. In the original full red morocco portfolio, richly gilt and adorned with vellum and green morocco insets. On 13 October 1893 the Russian squadron headed by counter-admiral F. Avelan arrived at the major port of Toulon for its reciprocal visit, which followed the visit of the French military squadron to the Russian base in the Baltic two years earlier. The squadron remained in France until 29 October being treated with celebratory dinners, receptions and gifts in Toulon and Paris. These French and Russian official visits took place in a period when the two countries sought an alliance, which was achieved in the Franco-Russian agreement at the end of 1893. Beautiful example of a French decorative binding, preserved in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      "2 volumes ; Paris : Alphonse Picard et fils, 1893 ; XIV-388-402 p., 25 cm. " Rare ouvrage tiré à 200 exemplaires numérotés (exemplaire n° 54). Couverture tachée, quelques rousseurs et annotations..

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      Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1893., London - First edition. The more desirable state of this rare book, with gold on the top edge and a frontispiece. Neat contemporary, inked name and small bookseller’s label at top of front pastedown sheet, and a bit of foxing to the endpapers, but a fine, fresh and bright copy of a book that contains seven splendid short stories. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Topsys & Turveys -- Number 1 and Number 2

      Century Company, T. Fisher Unwin, 1893 First US and first UK editions respectively. Each is a brilliant copy in its original, near fine, unrestored dust jacket. Amazing examples of Newell's famous novelty books. Thirty-one numbered pages printed on rectos only, with a most wonderfully inventive full color drawings by Peter Newell on each page that can be viewed both right side up as well as upside down. When viewed upside down, the drawings are transformed into completely different images capable of standing on their own. All of the drawings have captions and when viewing the drawings upside down, the transformed drawings and captions respond to the original drawings. Internally the book is bright and clean and still tightly bound. First Editions. Oblong 16mo - 9-1/4" x 6-1/2". Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. We know of no other copies with the 120 year old dust jackets. Any 19th century dust jackets are rare, but for children's books surviving copy are nearly impossible to find.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Une Exilée.

      Lyon, Société des Amis des Livres, Imprimerie A. Lemerre, 1893, 1 vol. in-12° (200 x 135) relié plein maroquin bleu, dos à 4 nerfs orné d'une branche au feuillage en forme de coeurs mosaïquée au centre, lieu et date en queue, plats encadrés de 7 filets dorés, chiffres CC sous couronne vicomtale en écoinçons, tranches dorées sur témoins, doublures de maroquin café au lait, triple filet doré en encadrement, branches entrelacées mosaïquées au centre portant 3 fleurs bleues, gardes de tabis bleu, doubles gardes de papier marbré, couvertures jaunes imprimées en noir et dos conservés (Ch. Meunier), de (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - 139 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer). Mors habilement restaurés par un professionnel, dos reteinté, très bel exempl - Rare édition originale tirée à 41 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande uniquement (N°39). Ce texte reparaîtra un peu plus tard dans l'année sous le titre L'Exilée de façon augmentée. Réf. biblio. : Vicaire V, 409 - Carteret II, 82. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. Wien, April 1893.

      1893. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Der Götter Wege führen uns im Dunkeln. Preist keinen selig vor dem letzten Tag. (Sophokles)". - Die Beamtentochter debütierte 1869 am Grazer Stadttheater, lernte bei einem Gastspiel in Klagenfurt Josephine Gallmeyer kennen, mit deren Unterstützung sie nach Wien kam, und debütierte 1871 am Burgtheater. 1873-76 stand sie am Deutschen Landestheater in Prag auf der Bühne und spielte seit 1879 in Kassel, seit 1884 in Leipzig, wo sie als Heroine engagiert war. 1889 kehrte Lewinsky an das Wiener Burgtheater zurück. Seit 1909 war sie auch Lektorin für Vortragskunst an der Univ. Wien.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien Döbling, 29. XII. 1893.

      1893. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Herrn Krämer: "[...] Wider aller Erwarten wird nun meine Reise nach Berlin doch zur Wirklichkeit u[nd] z[war] [...] in den ersten Tage des kommenden Monates. Anstatt Frau Kahlig wird, wie Siegfr. Ochs mittheilt, ein Frl. Corner (Holländerin) meine Sachen interpretiren. Ob es zu dem gewünschten Liederabend überhaupt kommen wird ist noch sehr fraglich. Einstweilen werde ich mir in der Rolle eines passiv Betheiligten dem Berliner Publikum mich vorstellen u. im Übrigen die günstige Gelegenheit zu einer vortheilhaften Aktion abwarten. Es ist sehr leicht möglich, daß darüber der Monat Jänner zu Ende gehen und mich des Vergnügens berauben wird zur selben Zeit Ihre verehrte Frau in Wien zu begrüßen. Hoffentlich kommt es in den Fasten zu dem projektirten Conzert in Linz u. läßt sich im Anschluß daran auch in Wien ein Vertrag machen, obschon ein solcher einigermaßen gewagt wäre, da nicht einmal auf die Theilnahme des hiesigen Wagner-Vereines mit Sicherheit zu rechnen ist. Bezüglich meiner Photographie kann ich Ihnen derzeit leider keine befriedigende Auskunft geben. Vermuthlich wird der betreffende Photograph noch keine Lust u. Muße gefunden haben die versprochene Reproduktion vorzunehmen. Ich werde dießbezüglich bei Dr. Potpeschnigg anfragen. Die Weihnachtsfeiertage werden Sie wohl im Kreise Ihrer Angehörigen auf Ihrem reizenden Gut in Saus u. Braus verbracht haben? Möge Ihnen u. Ihrer verehrten Frau das neue Jahr recht viele Feiertage bescheren [...]".

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        Autograph letter signed. Vulaines-sur-Seine, 8. X. 1893.

      1893. Small 8vo. 3 pp. To French composer and critic Paul Dukas, thanking for an article on William Beckford: "Je vous remercie tard, j'ai voyagé, de la belle page par vous écrite au sujet de Beckford [William], comme elle m'eût servi, précieusement, avant de préfacer son livre ! Cela reste un honneur, pour ma réédition, d'avoir motivé cette étude perspicace et haute, je la conserve comme un des titres du Vathek à la faveur française. Permettez aussi que je me montre flatté des paroles bienveillantes qui s'adressent particulièrement au bibliophile [...]".

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        The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter

      Strand Magazine, 1893 The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter. September, 1893. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        To the Other Side.

      London: George Philip & Son, , 1893. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham & Alfred Bryan. And Maps. Quarto. Original brown cloth, front cover with blind ruled panels enclosing a mounted chromolithographic illustration of the Globe turned to show the Atlantic and the locations of Liverpool and Queenstown on the British side, and New York and Chicago on the American side, American flag to the top left-hand corner, inset ship portrait of the White Star liner Majestic to lower left; rear cover with blind panels and "Pear's Soap" blocked in gilt to the centre. Housed in a russet cloth folding box. Numerous illustrations to the text, some full-page, many signed "A. Rackham" or with his "AR" monogram. A touch of rubbing and bumping to ends of spines and corners. An excellent copy. First edition, Rackham's own copy of his first book, signed and inscribed by him on the front free endpaper, "This is the first book that came out with my illustrations". The cloth format was published in March 1893, priced two shillings, at the same time as the edition in wrappers, priced one shilling. Laid in is a two-page autograph letter from Rackham on his Stilegate letterhead to the bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller John Carter, dated 25 January 1936: "I'm afraid that I don't know where you'll find 'To the Other Side'. Since [Eric] Osborne [of booksellers Dawsons of Pall Mall] discovered two in my possession & sold them for me, I have discovered one belonging to my brother ? & have just sold it for him. But no-one seems to know of the existence of any others. Osborne went to the publishers (Phillips ? the map people) & they couldn't even find out that they had ever 'published' such a book ? if 'publication' it can be called. The 'author', also, told Osborne he had no copy & knew of none. I expect that very few copies escaped the wastepaper basket . . . " Also laid in is a subsequent letter of 20 February the same year on the stationery of Charles Scribner's Sons, for whom Carter worked as European Agent, from Helen Clampitt to a Mrs Barnum explaining that Carter had been trying to obtain another copy of the book and had written to Rackham: "This is his reply, and I thought it might be good fun for you to stick it in the book." Published by the map and guide-book publishers George Philip & Son, To the Other Side was conceived as a promotional device to encourage the English public to experiment with transatlantic travel at the time of the Chicago Exhibition. Rhodes is probably best known as the editor of Rhodes's Steamship Guide. The book is illustrated with drawings in black and white, mostly from photographs. Copac records a single copy at Oxford, none in BL; OCLC adds just three copies, Columbia University, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, and the University of Louisville.

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      1893. MASSON / FERET. 1893. In - 12.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 794 pages illustrées de plusieurs plans dépliants en couleur et de nombreuses gravures en noir dans et hors texte. Quelques accrocs. Couverture détachée.

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        On-board RMS Oceana - Gerald Achilles Burgoyne - Artist and Captain of the 3rd Dragoon Guards during the Boer War - Captures Australian Scenery, Pioneers & Settlers in Delightful Drawings & Watercolours

      Australia, January - March 1893. Journal of pencil sketches and watercolours with an interesting connection to early Australian viticulture, featuring caricature pencil sketches of historical Australian personalities including two premiers of Queensland, a successful businessman, and a convict brought from England, also with nautical watercolour scenes from the voyage, each captioned in manuscript. Made by a notable and artistically inclined passenger identified as G. Burgoyne on the illustrated frontis leaf which is also dated in the artist's hand, January 1893. Contains 14 pages of watercolours, 16 pages of pencil drawings. 8vo. Beige cloth boards representative of the period, with integral wrap-around cloth strap. A pleasing and entertaining volume featuring significant colonial persons from Queensland and New South Wales. This volume illustrates the first voyage made to Australia by renowned English wine merchant Peter Bond Burgoyne (1844-1929) founder of Australia's wine trade and the first importer of Australian wine to Great Britain, which resulted in the acquisition of property for his first own vineyard and cellars. The artist is Gerald Achilles Burgoyne, his eldest son, who accompanied him on the voyage. The artist, Gerald Achilles Burgoyne (1874-1936) served as Captain for the 3rd Dragoon Guards during the Boer War of 1899-1902, and then as Major in the Royal Irish Rifles (Special Rerseve) during the Great War. He wrote his account of the war as experienced from the trenches just south of Ypres, in "The Burgoyne Diaires." He was killed near Lake Ashenge in Ethiopia by an Oromo rebel. The London Metropolitan Archives, part of the National Archives, holds an outgoing letter book of Peter Bond Burgoyne and Company, dating from 1884 to 1886. The Imperial Museum holds a collection of his son's private papers, Major G. A. Burgoyne. Capturing the historian's attention, the pre-Commonwealth volume contains pencil drawings of several pioneers, settlers, and politicians with diverse legacies, from three Australian colonies. Two watercolours together on one leaf also illustrate King George Sound, on the south coast of Western Australia, originally named King George the Third's Sound by Captain Vancouver. The caption suggests an approach to the city of Albany. Following are some of the people sketched by young Burgoyne: "Tommy McIlwraith, Queensland Premier," Sir Thomas McIlwraith (1835-1900), a dominant figure of colonial politics in Queensland being three times Premier of Queensland (from 1879 to 1883, in 1888, and in 1893), and an influential businessman, especially in the pastoral industry. "Judge & Mrs. Boucaut"(Two sketches) Justice Sir James Penn Boucaut (1831-1916), judge, deputy governor, former Premier of South Australia in office three times in 1866-67, 1875-76 and 1877-78, and also a breeder of Arab horses. "Mr. Robertson - Wool King" Thomas Robertson (1824-1904), owner of a 167,000 acre sheep station in Toganmain (aka Singorambah East), NSW, with 100,000 beasts from which to produce wool, and a vast mansion he called Merioola, situated on Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, Sydney. "Dr. Morgan" a pioneer medical officer and member of the Central Board of Health, who examined and cared for diphtheria patients in Laura, Queensland, 1893, according to an Adelaide newspaper printed in October that year. "Mr. Dunn," English felon Michael Dunn, born 1820 in London, and exiled to the penal colony in 1838. [Michael Dunn was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August, at St. Giles in the Fields, 25 yards of kerseymere, value 14 shillings, the goods of Caleb Robinson, in his dwelling-house. He received a Life Sentence and was transported on the "Emma Eugenia", arriving in Botany Bay NSW 9 February 1838. A notice of his conditional pardon appeared in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser on the 13 November 1850.] He was also the father of nefarious bushranger John Dunn (1846-1866) who was hanged for the murder of Constable Samuel Nelson, and whose family lived in Murrumburrah. [On 18 March 1846 in the Parish of Yass, NSW, Michael Dunn married Margaret Kelly who was born in Ireland in 1823. John Dunn was their first child, born precisely nine months later.] "Mr. Coomber" - most likely of the Coomber family that had settled in Surry Hills, New South Wales, possibly Henry Wynford Coomber, Esq. (1845-1921) who married Sarah Swain Johnson (1847-1882 Bathurst, NSW). "Captain Johnson, Navy" - possibly a brother or relation of Sarah Swain Johnson, and serving in the Royal Australian Navy. "Mr. Harvey" - possibly a son of English miner John Harvey (b. 1800) and his wife Elizabeth George who came emigrated from Redruth, Cornwall, with a free passage to the newly formed South Australian Colony. The couple and their five children set sail on the 'Waterloo' from London to arrive in Port Adelaide on 9 November 1840. Further sketches are drawn of the ship's crew, specifically her commander Captain Stewart, Chief engineer Mr. P. Smith, the purser [A.M. Darkin], the doctor/surgeon [Dr. B.G. Sumpter]. A scant few passengers with peculiar or noteworthy personalities also captured the artist's attention. Of viticultural interest, this journal of drawings and watercolours represents the introduction of Australian wine to the global market in the nineteenth century, by illustrating the first of a leading wine trader's visits to Australia. Burgoyne became a name largely associated with the wine trade in Australia. Trading as P.B. Burgoyne & Co., the London based wine merchant established his firm and cellars in 1871 at 50 Old Broad Street. He began importing Tintara wine from Australia in 1872, and by 1873, through his agents, Burgoyne was established in Australia as the first importer of Australian wine to Great Britain, although he had not yet stepped foot on the continent. In January 1886 the company, by then described in directories as "Australian merchants and vineyard proprietors", moved to 6 Dowgate Hill with cellars at the Dowgate Vaults, Cannon Street. It also had premises at 146 Pelham Street (Spitalfields) and in Adelaide and Melbourne. Finally, in 1893, Burgoyne made this voyage, personally accompanied by Queensland Premier Sir Thomas McIlwraith, to investigate further opportunities in the Australian wine industry. In 1893, on his first visit to the colonies, Burgoyne invested in vineyard and cellar accommodation, establishing his own winery on Mount Ophir in the Rutherglen district of north-east Victoria. The Mt Ophir Estate became the largest state-of-the-art wine making facility in the world, known as the very center of viticulture. The Rutherglen district is considered one of the world's premier wine regions today. Now a boutique winery owned by Ruth Hennessy, the Mount Ophir Estate contains an extensive National Trust brick winery complex built between 1891 and 1903 in absentia by the Burgoyne family, purveyors of fine wine to the King of England. At its peak, 2.73 million litres of wine went to England each year. Burgoyne made several subsequent visits, evidently expanding his wine enterprise. The Rutherglen Estate, located in the easterly corner of the Murray River valley plains of Rutherglen, some 275km north east of Melbourne, also comprises an original Burgoyne Vineyard and winery, operated by Peter Bond Burgoyne in the nineteenth century. Author Nicholas Faith, in "Australia's Liquid Gold," remarks that "For a whole generation, the dominant individual in both countries [Australia and England] was Peter Bond Burgoyne, who sold wines under his own name after founding his import business in 1872. Burgoyne bought Hardy's Tintara claret in bulk - up to 250 hogsheads, or 750,000 bottles each month. He was the sharpest of operators... In 1889 he was rich and important enough to offer a prize of 50 guineas at the Centenary Exhibition... Of this voyage, the The Argus newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria), reported on 14 March 1893, "The R.M.S. Oceana of the P and O Co.'s line, Captain E. Stewart Commander, arrived yesterday from London via ports. The Oceana has again shown her high steaming capabilities, her average speed throughout being over 15 knots per hour. She has brought out a large number of passengers including Sir Thomas M. McIlwraith, of the Queensland Government who is accompanied by ..... and Mr. P. B. Burgoyne who is visiting Australia with Lady McIlwraith with a view to investigating the condition of the wine industry. The Oceana left London at noon on Friday, February 3 with 237 passengers on board..." The article continues to describe the entire voyage, to.Gibraltar, Malta, Brindisi, the Suez Canal, Colombo, and finally Australia, all of which is elegantly illustrated herein with watercoloured drawings by Burgoyne. Watercoloured nautical scenes, and some village sketches are made during the voyage, at Gibraltar, Cape Trafalgar, Valetta, Brindisi Harbour in South Italy, on the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Coast of Aden, and from Mount Lavinia, Colombo. Article from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, by George Bell: Burgoyne, Peter Bond (1844-1929), wine merchant, was born on 7 February 1844 at Dodbrook, Kingsbridge, Devon, the son of John Trist Burgoyne (c.1812-1856), beer and porter merchant, and his wife, Mary Ann Bond (c.1808-1854). Of his early years and education nothing is known, but in 1858, two years after his father's death, Burgoyne went to Newfoundland. He may have been apprenticed to Messrs Brooking & Co. of St John's, where he worked as a clerk, as he remained in the colony for no more than seven years. On his return to England in 1865 Burgoyne took employment as an estate agent before becoming a clerk to a London wine shipping firm of which he later became manager and where he was largely responsible for the introduction of Hungarian wines into England. In 1871 he set up in business on his own account, trading from offices and cellars at 50 Old Broad Street, London. On 28 March 1872 he married Marie Henrietta Johanna (1848/9-1934), daughter of Charles Achilles, artist of Acton. Following an introduction to Dr Alexander Charles Kelly, manager and principal shareholder in the Tintara Vineyard Company of McLaren Vale in South Australia, Burgoyne agreed to represent the company, and the Tintara Vineyard Association was established in 1872. Existing prejudices for the wines of the Old World made sales difficult to secure, and by the end of year the agency was relaunched as the Australian Vineyards Association, dealing in Australian wines generally. The difficulties experienced by those attempting to introduce Australian wines to the British public at this time were not easily overcome and the debts mounted up. In 1876 the Australian Vineyards Association was purchased by Walter Watson Hughes, a wealthy expatriate and owner of the Fairfield vineyard in South Australia's Clare valley. Wiping the slate clean, Hughes entered into partnership with Burgoyne, who reverted to selling European wines while the Australian wine trade was developed. The greatest impediment to the trade was the duty structure which tended to penalize Australian wine merchants, who invariably had to pay a surcharge of 150 per cent over and above the standard duty of 1s. per gallon on wines above 26 degrees of proof spirit. In his evidence before the select committee on wine duties in May 1879, Burgoyne repeatedly stated that the natural wines of South Australia contained an average of 29 degrees of proof spirit, and claimed that vineyards in the colony were going out of production because of the high rate of duty in Britain. Not one to miss a marketing opportunity, he was quick to produce five samples of Fairfield wines for the committee to taste. Burgoyne's fortunes took a turn for the better in 1886 when the duties were modified to accommodate colonial wine growers. This prompted a move to larger premises at Dowgate Hill, London, and the offer of a prize of 50 guineas to be awarded to the exhibitor of a claret style of wine at the Jubilee International Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide in 1887, and other prizes to be offered under the auspices of the South Australian Agricultural Society. In 1888 agents were appointed in Adelaide and Melbourne. In 1893, on the first of several visits to the colonies, Burgoyne invested in vineyard and cellar accommodation in the Rutherglen district of north-east Victoria. Despite competition from the South Australian government's bonded depot in London, and other importers, Burgoyne soon became the leviathan of the trade, selling half a million gallons of wine annually, mainly blends which were marketed under a number of registered brands. In 1903 the business of P. B. Burgoyne was converted to a limited company. A publicity brochure from this period, "The quality wines of the empire", quoted the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks Beach, who remarked in the Commons in 1899 that "Messrs. Burgoyne have annually during twenty-eight years paid more duty on Australian wines than all the rest of the trade put together". The wines of the Cape were another departure for Burgoyne, whose name was commemorated by an award at the Western Province Agricultural Society's annual show for many years after his death. Burgoyne died at his home, Broadlands, Ascot, Berkshire, on 4 September 1929. Numerous bequests were made to long-term members of his domestic and business staff, and a bequest of £1000 was made to the National Hospital for Consumption, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, which Burgoyne served for a total of thirty-eight years, twenty-six of them as chairman. The family business of P. B. Burgoyne & Co. Ltd was continued by Burgoyne's son Cuthbert John (1875-1955), and grandson John Fenner Burgoyne (c.1900-1976). [End] SS Oceana was a P&O passenger liner and cargo vessel, built in 1888 by Harland and Wolff of Belfast. Originally assigned to carry passengers and mail between London and Australia, her maiden voyage from London began on 19 March 1888, sailing to Melbourne and Sydney via Colombo in Ceylon. She sailed this route until 1905. Author Mark Twain traveled from Sydney to Ceylon aboard the Oceana in 1895. In "Following the Equator", he described the ship, "Oceana is a stately big ship, luxuriously appointed. She has spacious promenade decks. Large rooms; a surpassingly comfortable ship. The officers' library is well selected... For meals, the bugle call, man-of-war fashion; a pleasant change from the terrible gong."

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        Mosemans' Illustrated Guide for Purchasers of Horse Furnishing Goods. Novelties and Stable Appointments. Imported and Domestic. New York, E. D. Slaiter, [c. 1893].

      1893. Folio (286 x 390 mm). Colour lithogr. title, 303 (i.e. 305), [1] p. With 7 leaves of plates, illustrated throughout (some in colour). Colour advertisement bound after p. 70. Modern red cloth with giltstamped spine title and original giltstamped cover title inset on upper board. Original edition of the Moseman Brothers' sumptuously produced sales catalogue of luxury horse tack and equipment. Dated from a printed letter (March 6, 1893), appearing on p. 67. Contains more than 1000 detailed illustrations of all items relating to the horse including halters, muzzles, halter ties, hitching weights, oils, dressings, stallion shields, boots, toe weights, bitting harness, hopples, spreaders, cart saddles, collars, riding & driving bits, whip sockets, whips, hunting crops, ornaments, chains, snaps, clothing, saddles, veterinary preparations, stable requisites such as brushes, curry cards, brooms, forks, and much more. One of the finest equestrian trade catalogues of the 19th century produced by a leading New York City concern, C. M. Moseman and Brother, offering a vast range of high-quality equine goods. Rare, most libraries hold copies of the late 20th century reprints only. OCLC 24193302.

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        Island Nights' Entertainments Consisting of The Beach of Falesá The Bottle Imp The Isle of Voices ... illustrations by Gordon Browne and W. Hatherell

      first edition, first issuetall 8vo.x, [2], 277, [3 (blank)], [16 (advts. dated "7G - 3.93.")]pp., cold frontispiece map, numerous illustrations throughout the text, pale turquoise cloth gilt lettered on front cover and spine, pictorially gilt blocked on front cover, decorative paper endpapers,The first issue of the first British edition is indicated by the price being altered in ink in the printed list of Stevenson's works on the verso of the first leaf (facing the half-title). Some copies of the first British issue have the advertisements at the rear dated "7 G- 9.92" but most copies have advertisements dated as in this copy "7G - 3.93.".The book had first appeared in the U.S. 5 days earlier. These stories are set on the island of Samoa where Stevenson spent his last years. Included is The Beach of Falesa which considered to be his finest story and which was originally censored by its British publisher. "The Beach of Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th century's strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing--and mysterious--hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction" [blurb to a modern Melville House reprint].

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        Campbell, Martin & Boswell - Manuscript Documents pertaining to Dalquharran Castle Estate, Numerous Notable Clients and a Connection to Robert Burns

      Letter Book Archive of draft documents made by the law firm Campbell, Martin & Boswell, for private estates and business agreements, neatly preserved in a custom binding, featuring little known details relating to the Dalquharran Castle and Kennedy estate, Scottish investments and links to Australia, and a fascinating connection to the renowned poet Robert Burns by way of a lease made with his descendent for a mansion estate which he, too, had personally visited. 8vo. Approximately 170 documents, most in manuscript and some in typescript, 1166 pages combined, with a scant few integral blanks, plus unpaginated manuscript index listed alphabetically by document type. Very large volume measuring 23 x 35 x 9 cm (WxHxD) and weighing 10 pounds. Quarter calf over brown cloth boards labelled in gilt to spine, original marbled endpapers. Bookbinder's label to front pastedown (Caldwell Brothers of Edinburgh). The firm Campbell, Martin & Boswell, consisted of three solicitors, each with the title and privileges of "Writers to the Signet", John Douglas Boswell, W.S.; Patrick William Campbell, W.S.; and Francis John Martin, W.S., the latter of whom became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1892. Their office was at 1 North Charlotte Street in Edinburgh, which was the same address as the Royal Bank of Scotland, and situated very near to Charlotte Square. Scots law and legal proceedings of the late nineteenth century, much of which differ today, are well illustrated in this archive of original working documents executed by accomplished patrician lawyers representing some discriminating and aristocratic clients. Many of the documents deal with property conveyance and estate matters, and represent traditions no longer observed, including the obsolete " Trust Disposition and Settlement" procedure for claiming an inheritance. Other documents include assignations, land conveyances, bond and disposition in security, deeds of assumption and discharges, estate inventories, a search for deeds with the Register of Sasines, leases, loan proposals for purchasing commercial space in Edinburgh, records of monetary investments in Highland Railway (HR), Jamaican plantations, property to let in Scotland, Australian banks, and so forth. So exclusive and intertwined were the upper class and wealthy, perhaps not large in number, but surely powerful in society, some interesting genealogical and business connections can be made from examining these papers. Many clients are also relations to the solicitors who often acted as trustees. In one case, we find a multi-generational connection between the Campbell and Burns families, beginning with the Jamaica sugar plantation owner Patrick Douglas and Scotland's celebrated national poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). In addition, these documents shed light on the leasing history of the Dalquharran Castle in South Ayrshire, which included hunting rights for at least one resident, as well as the Kennedy family's monetary investments in Australia. Interesting to note, one of the lawyers from this firm, Mr. Campbell, is related through marriage to the castle's then most recent owner, Mr. Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (died in 1892). Some items of special interest: •A twenty page lease agreement was issued to a Glasgow coalmaster named Robert Burns (1844-1896), who was the great-great-grandson and namesake of the famous poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759-1796) - who had visited the very same Mansion House of Garrallan in his day, being a friend of its proprietor at the time, Dr. Patrick Douglas. A fascinating and detailed document, the lessors were concerned with mining royalties, minerals specifically deemed as belonging to the Marquis of Bute, and minerals raised at the mansion house. [Garrallan was owned by the Campbell family until 1676. The Douglas family followed but it became extinct in the male line. Dr. Patrick Douglas, who died 1819, also owned property in Jamaica and in 1786 he offered Robert Burns a position as a bookkeeper in Port Antonio, but the poet declined. Burns was a visitor at Garrallan. Jane Douglas married Hamilton Boswell and this family retained it until 1914 when it was sold to the Stevenson family of Changue, who still own the property.] •Another fascinating document is headed "Notes on Titles of Charlotte Square," now a World Heritage Site situated in Edinburgh. In this we find reference to feudal tenancy and particulars of construction. Excerpts from the document: "Charter by the Magistrates & Town Council of Edinburgh in favour of Alexander Stevens dated 1st June 1803... no buildings are to be erected... on the foresaid back ground... that the area of the square within the line of the street ways was to become a common property for the accommodation pleasure health or other convenience of the several feuars round said square... For the lot of ground in Charlotte Square X the sum of £6. 18/4 3/12 and further paying the sum of £14. 18/4 3/12 upon the entry of each heir and singular successor or disponee to said Lot Houses or Tenements built thereon... For the foresaid piece of ground on Young Street the sum... Disposition of Sir George Hope to Margaret Kyle of Binghill dated 2nd April 1818. Disposition & assignation of the said Rev'd Dr. James Kyle in favour of Alexander Russell dated 8th January 1868. Disposition Settlement by the said George Bruce [Factor and Law Agent, W.S.] dated 10th July 1891 & recorded in the Books of Council Session 27th July 1892." •At least 8-10 documents pertain to Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (1842-1892) and the Dalquharran Castle which he inherited in 1879 and immediately expanded. The castle, which was built for his grandfather and featured a round bastion tower with a drawing room, piano nobile, and a library above, and an exquisite top-lit spiral central staircase, was extended from 1880-81 by Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy, to accommodate his wife and bedrooms for their nine children. The work was completed at great expense, leaving the Kennedy family almost bankrupt. The family is known to have left Dalquharran for alternative lodgings, and by 1890 they had leased the castle and its lands as a hunting and fishing estate, as seen in this volume. Examples of the papers found herein include: An Agreement of Lease of the Dalquharran Castle as a furnished residence, "excepting the Strong Room retained by the proprietor", to James Paterson of Milton Lockhart, and includes surrounding lands with permission for shooting small game in accordance with the Ground Game Act of 1880. On 24 July 1893, the Scottish Union & National Insurance Company confirming notice of an "assignation" which transfers the estate of Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy, to his second son "John Campbell Kennedy of the Royal Navy." A two page document which itemizes and places monetary value on the "Additional Inventory of the Personal Estate... of the late Mr. Kennedy", including the surrender value of a life insurance of sorts, from which are deducted debts and funeral expenses. A list of debentures, borrowed from institutions in Australia, Canada, and Oregon, also documents relating to his investments with the British and Australasian Trust and Loan Company. Matters concerning his executrix and widow Eliza Barbara Colina (née Campbell) Kennedy. •An agreement permitting a John Ernest Orr to manufacture and sell a certain steam trap which was patented in 1892 by a millwright named John Mackie. As members of the elite society of Scottish solicitors, the Writers to the Signet, and thus holding special signing authorities and privileges, the firm of three attracted some notable clients, some of which were long-standing clients from generations past. A cursory gander through the volume finds these examples: •William Jardine Herries Maxwell (1852-1933), a Liberal Unionist politician in Scotland. Maxwell was elected at the 1892 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dumfriesshire in 1895, but lost it very narrowly when his Liberal Party opponent had a majority of only 13 votes. He regained his seat in 1900, but stood down at the 1906 general election. •William Caven Lockhart-Mure of Livingston in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Lieutenant in the 4th Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse), Indian Army, who later rose to the rank of Major, and died in died in 1913. [With a lease herein the lieutenant agreed to a term of five years, letting and maintaining the Livingstone House, gamekeeper's house, garden and orchard in Kirkcudbright. It was owned by Colonel John Stewart (died 1726), a Scottish professional soldier who served in the Scottish Army and, after the Union with England, in the British Army, who also held a seat in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1708 to 1715, and who had inherited the property from his father. •James Oswald (1779-1853), an influential merchant and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow from 1832 to 1837 , who inherited the estate of his cousin Richard Alexander Oswald (1771-1841), a Scottish Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1835. [Again a family connection, his son, also named Richard, married Lady Mary Kennedy.] •Alexander Oswald (1811-1868), a Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayrshire from 1843 to 1852, as well as his father Richard Alexander Oswald, a Glasgow merchant. •Robert Haldane Scott, a Scottish attorney in Jamaica who filed returns for slaves by plantation owners in Trelawny, and his daughter Eliza Scott who married Reverend Edward Holland of New South Wales and died intestate June 1890. [A detailed document assigns a woman named Margaret Jane Wakeford, resident of Falmouth, Jamaica, as Power of Attorney for the estate of the late Eliza Scott.] •William Hume, technical chemist and innovative instrument maker, who was very active in the 1880s and 1890s designing and manufacturing magic lanterns, glass lantern slides, oxy-hydrogen lime-light apparatuses, a cantilever enlarging apparatus, a half-plate camera, rapid rectilinear lenses, and other photographic equipment, from his shop at 1 Lothian Street in Edinburgh. [A loan proposal herein indicates that he also purchased the property of 31 Lothian Street.] •Annabella Alexandrina Campbell Boswell (1826-1914), gentlewoman, born at Yarrows, Bathurst Plains, New South Wales, having a maternal lineage linked to the Campbells. She was a prolific diarist, horsewoman, skilled watercolourist and pianist. In 1849 Annabella met Patrick Charles Douglas Boswell, a free settler from Ayrshire, Scotland, accountant for the Bank of New South Wales (later becoming manager), who was related to James Boswell the biographer, and presumably also Mr. Boswell of this firm. Together Annabella and Patrick returned to Scotland in 1865, where Patrick had inherited the family estate in Ayrshire. •The only actual "will" recorded here is that of Bengal Army Major General Robert Farquhar Webster's widow, Janetta Annan Webster (née Dewar), which bequeaths the estate to her son, and permits the trustee to invest funds and heritable securities into in stocks of Great Britain, any British Colony or Dependency, until such time as he reaches the age of maturity. [Her husband was educated at the Edinburgh Academy before joining the British Army in India in 1843. He retired in 1878 as a Major General in the Bengal Staff Corps.] •Major Archibald Hume of Auchendolly and Spitalside, born 27 Dec 1843, and recognized by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for having presented the museum with a bronze enamelled harness ornament of British Celtic origin. •William Fullarton of Fullarton (1754-1808), a Scottish soldier in the Bengal Staff Corps who participated in the Second Anglo-Mysore War, a statesman, agriculturalist, author, and son of a wealthy Ayrshire gentleman for whom he was named - William Fullarton of Fullarton. •Reverend Samuel Smith, attached to the church and parish of Borgue in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. •Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Maitland (176-1824), a British soldier who served in St. Domingue, and colonial Governor of British Ceylon. Historical Scottish minutiae through and through, with over 170 documents to explore, the opportunity of finding little-known information or unravelling early questions of lineage and heritable rights is indeed great! Dalquharran Castle: In the spring of 1819 Thomas Francis Kennedy (1788-1879) of Dalquharran Castle and Dunure, Ayr, (Whig aristocrat and commissioner of woods, forests, land revenues, works and buildings), succeeded his estranged father to the encumbered Ayrshire estates. The principal properties were the Dalquharran Castle near Dailly, and the coastal estate of Dunure, situated between Dalquharran and Ayr. He died at Dalquharran in 1879 and was succeeded by his only child, Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (1842-1892). At great expense Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy made expansions to the mansion, leaving the Kennedy family almost bankrupt. Recent studies suggest that external construction work was finally finished in the summer of 1890, relating this to a note made by Kennedy on documents bearing this date, and existing records regarding the exterior paving and roofing work being completed. The family is known to have left Dalquharran for alternative lodgings, and by 1890 they had leased the castle and its lands as a hunting and fishing estate. The castle had several tenants over the next 45 years, whilst staying in the hands of the Kennedy family. Eventually, the castle and the estate were put up for auction. It was bought by a Timber Merchant from Troon, who set about stripping the timber from the estate and who leased the castle to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Dalquharran remained a youth hostel until the Second World War, when the Langside School for the Deaf, evacuated from Glasgow, moved in. During the war, the Castle and lands were sold to one John Stewart, a produce merchant from Girvan, who later moved into Dalquharran with his family, and farmed the estate. The Stewart family co-habited the house with friends, but still the house proved too large and expensive to maintain, and was abandoned. The castle was inhabited as recently as 1967, but was unroofed to allow the then owners to avoid payment of high tax rates. It is now a ruin, with only the masonry shell remaining intact. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters, WS. Wills/Testaments and Inheritance (Scotland): Heritable property, also known as immoveable or 'heritage' property and real estate, included land and buildings. Up to 1868 real estate was automatically inherited by the eldest son (the law of primogeniture) or daughter if there was no son unless there had been a specific disposition or bequest. The law of primogeniture applied to heritage until 1964. This meant that an eldest son might not appear named in the will. Likewise, a wife, who would automatically get the widow's part, may not be mentioned. The right to inherit was established by Retours of Services of Heirs or by a Trust Disposition and Settlement ('deed of settlement'). The actual register of the transfer or other change in ownership was recorded in Sasines.

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        Autograph letter signed. Munich, 26. XII. 1893.

      1893. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. To an unamed addressee about music and its healing power, giving a short review of authors of the past who had expressed their views on this subject.

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        Lady Windermere's Fan. A Play about a Good Woman. London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893.

      1893. 8vo. [14], 132, [16] pp. Original publisher's cloth with spine lettered in gilt and decorations stamped in gilt on both covers. In decorative gilt-stamped red half calf case. First edition, published on November 9th, 1893, in only 500 copies. This copy contains on the front flyleaf a humorous, approximately contemporary five-line inscription not by the author, but probably by a like-named Baltic wit to "Madame de Paykull hommage respectueux de l'auteur (s'il n'etait pas mort depuis longtemps)". The Baltic Biographical Archive (BaBA) alone contains four records of "Oskar Wilde" for the period in question, among them a secretary of a mortgage association (b. 1849), a pharmacist (1854-1906), a mathematician (b. 1862), and a privately instructed student (b. 1886). The Paykull family, an old Baltic noble house (cf. BaBA I 266, 335f.) with branches in Sweden, was mainly notable for military officers and diplomats (cf. SBA). - With the bookplate of the Swedish collector Carl Palme. Flyleaves somewhat browned, cover slightly rubbed and wrinkled, otherwise very good, uncut copy with curious inscription and in Charles Shannon's original binding. Mason 357.

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        Notebook with some autogr. excerpts. Villa Traunblick (Altmünster), August 6 ff., 1893.

      1893. 5¼ pp. Gilt spined contemp. vellum. 8vo. An elegant notebook with some extracts from a newspaper article on critic, a speech of Rudolf von Virchow and from Goethe's "Bei Betrachtung von Schillers Schädel" ("In consideration of Schiller's skull".

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        Autograph letter signed. Château Malrome near Bordeaux, ca. 1893.

      1893. 4to. 1¾ pp. Yvette Guilbert and Aristide Bruant are referenced in this letter to his friend, writer and art leader, Andre Marty. "The book could not be better. Yvette wrote me a very kind note. As for the two "japon" proofs, they are admirable. Do your best to request them. Geffroy and you know better than I what to do. Keep my copy of the lithograph I will pick it up when I come back and send me the clippings relative to our book. And these eight to Bruant". Signed, "Yours truly and my best regards to Mrs. Marty, H. de Toulouse Lautrec". - An exceptional letter making reference to his two greatest celebrities depicted in posters, Yvette [Guilbert] and [Aristide] Bruant. Lautrec did a complete set of illustrations for a book on Guilbert, and here he tells Marty how Guilbert was quite pleased. At the time of this letter, Lautrec was at the peak of his productivity. He unfortunately died in 1891 from syphilis and alcoholism. Letters signed with such a full bold signature, "H. de Toulouse Lautrec" are rare and most desirable and one talking about his work, more so. Some damage to edges. - Toulouse-Lautrec refers to Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944), French cabaret singer and actress epitomizing La Belle Époque, and Aristide Bruant, (1851-1925), French cabaret singer, comedian, and nightclub owner. Toulouse-Lautrec's famous posters immortalized both singers. Bruant is now perhaps best known as the man in the red scarf and black cape featured in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec popular poster.

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        Autograph manuscript (signed within the text) and 3 autograph letters signed. Paris, 1893.

      1893. Ms.: 4to. 6 pp. Letters: 8vo. Altogether 5 SS. Bound as a set in red half morocco with gilt spine. "Souvenirs de Jeunesse / Le Grand caricaturiste André Gill": "J'ai rencontré André Gill au bon moment, à l'heure fraiche des amitiés de jeunesse, quand la terre encore molle s'ouvre à toute semence, pour des moissons de tendresse et d'admiration. J'avais vingt-trois ans, lui guère davantage. J'étais campagnard à l'époque, campagnard de banlieue, hirsute, velu, chevelu, botté comme un tzigane, coiffé comme un tyrolien, logeant entre Clamart et Meudon, à la porte du bois. Nous vivions là quatre ou cinq dans des payotes, Charles Bataille, Jean Duboys, Paul Arène, qui encore? On s'était réuni pour travailler, et l'on travaillait surtout à courir les routes forestières, cherchant des rimes fraiches et des champignons à gros pied [...]". - As may be gleaned from the included letters to the classiscist Alphonse Naus van Daell in Boston, these "pages inédites" were intended for a volume of selected works which van Daell was planning. Also included is the draft of a letter by van Daell to Daudet, dismissing his original suggestion of an American edition of his "contes patriotiques", along with another letter concerning the projected collection, by the American writer Frank W. Freeborn. - Slightly rubbed and scuffed.

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      1893. Charpentier & Fasquelle, Paris 1893, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Charpentier & Fasquelle, Paris 1893, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione del adattamento teatrale del romanzo di Alphonse Daudet, non vi è alcuna menzione di importanti documenti. Legatura mezza nocciola dolore, torna con cinque nervi, data la coda, piatti, guardie e contreplats ciotola di carta, copertina e dorso conservate, testa dorata. Autografo firmato da Alphonse Daudet in Stanny Oppenheim. Punture di luce all'inizio del volume di, altrimenti bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de l'adaptation théâtrale du roman d'Alphonse Daudet, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin noisette, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à Stanny Oppenheim. Légères piqûres en début de volume, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Petit solfège illustré.

      P., Quantin, Librairies-Imprimeries réunies, [1893], in-4 oblong, 30 pp. (CN29) Édition originale de cet amusant album de musique illustré à chaque page par Pierre BONNARD. Les lithographies sont tirées sur fond coloré. "La couverture porte "deuxième mille", comme d'ailleurs tous les ex. que l'on trouve encore de cette publication devenue rarissime" (Catalogue de la librairie Melet, 1936). L'un des très rares exemplaires du premier tirage.

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        The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. Alfred Chester Beatty's personal set of The Studio; 97 volumes bound in 69 books with the Register for Vols 1-29 [Lacking Volume 61]. With original artwork by James McNeill Whistler and othe rimportant artists of the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau Movement.

      London: Offices of The Studio. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only a few of the Volumes a little shaky. With the handwritten entry "A. Chester Beatty - 24 Kensington Palace Gardens - W. 8". . 97 Volumes (bound in 69 Volumes). London, Offices of The Studio, 1893 - 1929. Quarto. c. 20000 pages with illustrations, photographs, original lithographs, engravings. Contemporary private Hardcover (Uniform deep blue buckram with gilt lettering on spinelabels). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only a few of the Volumes a little shaky. With the handwritten entry "A. Chester Beatty - 24 Kensington Palace Gardens - W. 8". The Studio was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The full title was The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. The Studio exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. In 1964 it was absorbed into Studio International magazine. Holme was in the wool and silk trades, had travelled extensively in Europe and had visited Japan and the United States with Lasenby Liberty and his wife Emma. During his travels he had formed: ... the idea of an art magazine crystallised around his recurring observation that the chief barrier between countries was language, and his belief that the more the culture of one part of the world could be brought "visually" to the attention of another, the greater the chance of international understanding and peace. Holme retired from trade in order to start The Studio. Holme had hoped to engage Lewis Hind as the editor of the new venture, but Hind went instead to William Waldorf Astor's Pall Mall Budget. He suggested Joseph Gleeson White as an alternative. Gleeson White edited The Studio from the first issue in April 1893. In 1895 Holme took over as editor himself, although Gleeson White continued to contribute. Holme retired as editor in 1919 for reasons of health, and was succeeded by his son Charles Geoffrey Holme, who was already the editor of special numbers and year-books of the magazine. The magazine was monthly; 853 issues were published between April 1893 and May 1964. The Studio promoted the work of "New Art" artists, designers and architects?it played a major part in introducing the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey to a wide audience?and it was especially influential in Europe. In keeping with Holme's original concept, the magazine was international in scope. A French edition was published in Paris, differing from the English one only in that the spine and parts of the cover were printed in French, and there was an insert consisting of a French translation of the article text and some French advertisements. The American edition was titled The International Studio. It had its own editorial staff, and the content was different from that of the English edition, although many articles from that were reprinted. It was published in New York by John Lane & Company from May 1897 until 1921, and by International Studio, Inc., from 1922 until publication ceased in 1931. In 1894 and then from 1896 on, special numbers of the magazine were also published, normally three times a year. These carried various titles; 117 of them were issued between 1894 and 1940. From 1906 onwards The Studio published an annual, The Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art, which dealt with architecture, interior design and design of furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalwork and ceramics. These annuals promoted Modernism in the 1920s, and later the Good Design movement. (Wikipedia)

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        Atti della Societa' Ligustica di Scienze Naturali e Geografiche

      Biblioteca della R. Universit? di Genova, 1893-924. 109 fascicoli, per un totale di oltre 11000 pagine e nuerose tavv. f.t. in lit. La rivista si presenta legata in br. ed. ed e' in buone condizioni generali, qualche fascicolo presenta lievi mancanze ai d. Collezione quasi completa, rarissima, della nota rivista che comincio' il suo corso di pubblicazioni nel 1890 e usci' con scadenza trimestrale con una media di 4 fascicoli l'anno (talvolta uscirono 3 fascicoli in un anno con l'ultimo numero doppio 3-4). In nostro possesso tutte le annate complete dal 1893 al 1924 con le seguenti eccezioni: mancano completamente gli anni 1902 e 1916; del 1911 mancano 3 numeri (presente il solo no 2 di giugno), del 1919 manca un numero, il 4o, presenti i primi 3. Moltissimi articoli di archeologia preistorica, geologia, speleologia, biologia, geografia, fisica, chimica, meteorologia, riguardanti in particolar modo la Liguria ma non solo. Fra gli autori i maggiori studiosi delle diverse discipline: Issel, Pellizzari, Rovereto, Negri, Cattaneo, Squinabol, Lessona, Morelli, Lupi, Carazzi, Sacco, Traverso, Celesia, Bozano, Parona, Setti. ITA

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        Poche amnio-choriale. Placenta de Depagne femme [.] Accouchement le 26 juin 1893

      1893 - , 1893, , , tirage albuminé [238 x 285 mm] aquarellé à la main et contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux : appareil placentaire prélevé et exposé après accouchement. Les bords de la membrane amnio-choriale sont fixés au mur, tandis que le placenta, auquel elle adhère encore, repose sur la table. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Hopital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "Aquarelle photogr. de F. MÉHEUX, dessinat." Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Cliché très finement aquarellé, qui atteste de la collaboration entre le chef de l'école obstétricienne française, Etienne, dit Stéphane, Tarnier (1828-1897), et le photographe médical Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Traces de colle sur le cliché. Petits lacunes en pied du carton et légères salissures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. Alfred Chester Beatty's personal set of The Studio; 97 volumes bound in 69 books with the Register for Vols 1-29 [Lacking Volume 61]. With original artwork by James McNeill Whistler and othe rimportant artists of the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau Movement.

      Offices of The Studio, London 1893 - 97 Volumes (bound in 69 Volumes). London, Offices of The Studio, 1893 - 1929. Quarto. c. 20000 pages with illustrations, photographs, original lithographs, engravings. Contemporary private Hardcover (Uniform deep blue buckram with gilt lettering on spinelabels). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only a few of the Volumes a little shaky. With the handwritten entry "A. Chester Beatty - 24 Kensington Palace Gardens - W. 8". The Studio was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The full title was The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. The Studio exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. In 1964 it was absorbed into Studio International magazine. Holme was in the wool and silk trades, had travelled extensively in Europe and had visited Japan and the United States with Lasenby Liberty and his wife Emma. During his travels he had formed: . the idea of an art magazine crystallised around his recurring observation that the chief barrier between countries was language, and his belief that the more the culture of one part of the world could be brought "visually" to the attention of another, the greater the chance of international understanding and peace. Holme retired from trade in order to start The Studio. Holme had hoped to engage Lewis Hind as the editor of the new venture, but Hind went instead to William Waldorf Astor's Pall Mall Budget. He suggested Joseph Gleeson White as an alternative. Gleeson White edited The Studio from the first issue in April 1893. In 1895 Holme took over as editor himself, although Gleeson White continued to contribute. Holme retired as editor in 1919 for reasons of health, and was succeeded by his son Charles Geoffrey Holme, who was already the editor of special numbers and year-books of the magazine. The magazine was monthly; 853 issues were published between April 1893 and May 1964. The Studio promoted the work of "New Art" artists, designers and architects—it played a major part in introducing the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey to a wide audience—and it was especially influential in Europe. In keeping with Holme's original concept, the magazine was international in scope. A French edition was published in Paris, differing from the English one only in that the spine and parts of the cover were printed in French, and there was an insert consisting of a French translation of the article text and some French advertisements. The American edition was titled The International Studio. It had its own editorial staff, and the content was different from that of the English edition, although many articles from that were reprinted. It was published in New York by John Lane & Company from May 1897 until 1921, and by International Studio, Inc., from 1922 until publication ceased in 1931. In 1894 and then from 1896 on, special numbers of the magazine were also published, normally three times a year. These carried various titles; 117 of them were issued between 1894 and 1940. From 1906 onwards The Studio published an annual, The Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art, which dealt with architecture, interior design and design of furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalwork and ceramics. These annuals promoted Modernism in the 1920s, and later the Good Design movement. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only a few of the Volumes a little shaky. With the handwritten entry "A. Chester Beatty - 24 Kensington Palace Gardens - W. 8".

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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, modern red half morocco gilt, an excellent example. 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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        How I shot my bears; or, two years tent life in Kullu and Lahoul.

      Sampson Low London 1893 - First edition. 8vo., xi, 318pp., errata leaf, folding map frontispiece, text illustrations, original red gilt pictorial cloth, a fine copy. Scarce. Includes details of scenery, natives, her shooting outfit, and choice of rifles. Czech, Asian, pp217-218. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Odes en son Honneur.*

      EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Léon Vanier - 1893 - 54 pp. Reliure demi maroquin fauve à coins signée Marius Magnin. Dos à nerfs avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée. Non rogné. Couverture avec vignette, et dos conservés. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x12).

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      Leiden 1893 - xvi, 670 pages. Later cloth cover. This very scarce volume deals with the anthropology of the Dutch East Indies and contains major sections on: ornaments and decoration, clothing, household utensils and tools, weapons, rituals and customs, religion (Batak, Dayak, Java, Timor), family life, houses; art, language and literature [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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