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        Jane Avril Jardin de Paris.

      Poster for Jane Avril's appearance at the Jardin de Paris. Paris: Chaix 1893. Published in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche", 1898. Plate no. 110.. Les Maîtres de l'Affiche (The Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 colour lithographic plates used to create a very significant art publication during the Belle Époque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller format, was put together by Jules Chéret, the father of poster art.By the 1890's the streets of French cities were enlivened by large, colourful posters. The poster had not only caught the fancy of the public, but its best examples were already being regarded as true works of art (specifically, as fine prints) to be exhibited, reviewed in journals, collected and reproduced in a more manageable form. In the last five years of the 19th century, Imprimerie Chaix was to play a great part in codifying, hallowing and perpetuating the ebullient spirit of the Belle Epoque. The renowned set of 256 prints were created by Imprimerie Chaix, forever to be known as a set as Les Maîtres de l'Affiche. Each print was rendered as a separate sheet measuring 11 x 15 inches. [27.9 x 38.1 cm]. The set was compiled in a unique way: Every month for 60 months - from December 1895 through November 1900 - subscribers received a wrapper containing four consecutively numbered prints. On 16 occasions (each of the five Decembers, each of the Junes, and the March and September of the final three years) the monthly wrapper also contained a bonus plate, not a poster reproduction but a specially created lithograph. The compilation of this set of original prints makes up the complete suite known as Les Maîtres de l'Affiche

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        1893 Paperback Wisden

      Hi, This lot is an Original 1893 Wisden Paperback. In Good to Very Good Condition. The book has had some touch ups to the spine paper and edge of the covers but it is hard to tell. This book is a tale of 2 parts: The covers are quite dark and a bit greasy looking with a stamp to the front (none inside) but internally it is a nice clean book with only the spotty tissue paper that is unclean, nice and square with odd spotting to the odd page, mainly around the very good photoplate. Tightly bound.

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        A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or the family of the Rollers.

      - Farnborough, published by the author, 1893. Folio (370 x 285mm). pp. xx, 111, with 27 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J.G. Keulemans. Contemporary red half morocco, spine in 5 compartments with gilt lettering. A scarce monograph published in an edition of 250 copies only. This beautifully illustrated work was intended by the author as a companion to his 'Monograph of the Meropidae'. Keulemans was the last of the great bird illustrators. "The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment, the fine soft underplumage and the large flight feathers being equally well drawn" (Jackon, C.E. Bird Illustrators p. 90). A fine copy.Fine Bird Books, 72; Nissen IVB, 270. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nakaz Eja Imperatorskago Velicestva Ekateriny Vtoryja Samoderzicy...

      1893. The Last Edition of the Nakaz Published in the Nineteenth Century Catherine II [1762-1796], Empress of Russia. Bezgin, Il'ia Grigor'evich, Editor. Nakaz Eja Imperatorskago Velicestva Ekateriny Vtoryja Samoderzicy Vserossijskija Dannyj Kommissii o Socinenii Proekta Novago Ulozenija. St. Petersburg: Izd. L.F. Pantelieeva, 1893. 53, 201 pp. Text of Nakaz in Russian with parallel French translation. Original stiff paper wrappers, worn, soiled and with a few faint stains, spine perished, rear wrapper detached, first few signatures detached. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. Small early owner label to front free endpaper, internally clean. * The last edition published in the nineteenth century. The Nakaz, or Instruction, is a statement of legal principles written by Catherine II between 1764 and 1766. It was among her most ambitious and significant undertakings. Infused with the ideas of the French Enlightenment, and copied mostly from the work of Voltaire, Montesquieu and Beccaria, it was compiled as a guide for the All- Russia Legislative Commission convened by the Empress in 1767 to create a new code to replace the 1649 Muscovite Code. Revised in consultation with Frederick the Great and Voltaire, the Instruction proclaimed the equality of all men before the law and denounced torture and the death penalty. Unfortunately, her proposed code was never completed. The first two editions, one with parallel texts in Russian and German, were published in 1767. OCLC locates 1 copy in a North American law library (Columbia). Another copy located at Harvard Law School. Butler, The Nakaz of Catherine the Great 526 (Entry 18).

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        Unsere Schutztruppe in Ost-Afrika. Von Georg Maercker, ehemal. Offizier der Schutztruppe.

      Berlin, Karl Siegismund, 1893. - Mit 34 Illustrationen zum Theil nach Original-Aufnahmen des Chefs Ramsay. Farbig illustrierte Original-Broschur, 8°, 220 Seiten. Brochureinband etwas angefleckt und am Rücken brüchig, am Seitenrand noch unbeschnitten und daher etwas angerändert, kleiner privater Namensstempel auf leerem Vorsatz, Klammerung angerostet dadurch Titelblatt und eine Lage lose, die Seiten sauber. Bestens zur Neubindung geeignetes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eigh. Brief m. U.

      Rom, 9. Jan. 1893. - 1 S., Kl.-Quart. An Herrn Putre mit der Bitte um finanzielle Unterstützung "Hoffentlich haben Sie viel verkauft und sind in der Lage mir etwas mit Geld unter die Arme greifen zu können" und über seine Absicht, Rom zu verlassen "Die Zeit meines completen Abbrechens hier naht mit Riesenschritten". Klinger hielt sich von 1888-1893 in Italien bzw. in Rom auf. Er kündigte sein Atelier zum 1. März und kehrte Anfang April 1893 nach Leipzig zurück. - Papier an den Rändern gebräunt u. mit z. T. hinterklebten Einrissen, fleckig (oberer Rand rechts). Brief auf Papier aufgeklebt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (LQ 07). Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. One of 250 copies. White-line floral border to first text page, and six-line initials throughout. The text was transcribed by F.S. Ellis from the autograph manuscript in the British Museum. According to William Morris, this is the first separate biography in English, and first printed with the original spellings in this edition. Light wrinkling to rear cover, faint spotting to fore-edge, else a fine copy in full limp vellum, lacking one ribbon tie, and with two loose and laid in. (Peterson A14).

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        Goblin Market.

      Tall 8vo. London: Macmillan, 1893. Tall 8vo, (5), 63, (1) pp. With 12 plates and numerous decorations throughout by Laurence Housman. Original green buckram, covers richly gilt with a floral design by Housman, gilt edges, minimal wear at head and foot of back-strip, a very fine copy beautifully colored by Gloria Cardew with her ticket. First edition. Housman’s marvelous and disturbing images of the strange little furry goblin men who so tempted the two virginal young sisters are among the most interesting and unusual illustrations of the decade. Johnson, Fantastic Illustration, 117. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 279: “This book is a delight to behold… (the binding and illustrations) combine to make a harmonious and elegant whole.” Hodnett, English Book Illustration, page 204, remarks on how much improved Housman’s work is in the book. Boss, The Turn of the Century 6, 112. “Cardew (her name considered by Denis Collins in an article for the IBIS Journal to likely be a pseudonym) was a young artist associated with the Guild of Women Binders, whose work was exhibited alongside theirs by the Charing Cross Road bookseller Frank Karslake. Cardew was among the finest exponents of the art of hand-colouring.” (Blackwell’s).

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        Konvolut 107 historische Landkarten und 61 historische Stadtpläne

      Bibliographisches Instititut, Leipzig 1893 - Konvolut 107 historische Landkarten und 61 historische Stadtpläne. Die Karten entstammen Meyers Konversationslexikon / 5. Auflage (1893/97). Die Karten sind farbig, sie haben das Grundformat 14 x 22 cm und sind überwiegend zweiseitig (einmal gefaltet), ordentlicher Zustand. Den Stadtplänen liegen überw. Straßenverzeichnisse bei. Im einzelnen handelt es sich um folgende Pläne: 61 Stadtpläne: Antwerpen – Amsterdam – Budapest – Bremen – Braunschweig – Christiania (Oslo) – Chemnitz – Dresden – Umgebung von Dresden – Elberfeld und Barmen – Erfurt – Frankfurt am Main – Hannover – Hamburg/Altona – Umgebung von Hamburg – Halle a.d.Saale – Kassel – Karlsruhe – Kieler Hafen – Köln – Königsberg i.Pr. – Konstantinopel – Kopenhagen – Leipzig – London – Umgebung von London – Lyon – Lübeck – Marseille – Mainz – Mailand – Magdeburg – New York und Umgebung – Neapel – Umgebung von Neapel – München – Nürnberg – Paris – Umgebung von Paris – Befestigungswerke von Paris – Umgebung von Potsdam – Prag – Kaiserforen des alten Rom und der Palatin – Rom – Umgebung von Rom – Salzburg – St. Petersburg – Umgebung von St. Petersburg – Stettin – Stockholm – Umgebung von Stockholm – Straßburg – Stuttgart – Triest – Turin – Venedig – Übersichtsplan von Wien – Wien / Innere Stadt – Umgebung von Wien – Würzburg – Zürich. 107 Landkarten: Äquatorial-Afrika – Afrika – Ägypten, Darfur und Abessinien – Süd-Amerika – Nord-Amerika – Höhenschichten der Alpen – Algerien, Marokko und Tunis – Argentinien, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay und Paraguay – Brandenburg – Bosnien und Montenegro – Böhmen, Mähren und Österreich.-Schlesien – Braunschweig, Lippe und Waldeck – Süd-Brasilien – Brasilien – Dänemark – China und Japan – Deutsch-Ostafrika – Deutsches Reich – Staatsbahnen und Privatbahnen im Deutschen Reiche – England und Wales – Frankreich nordöstlicher Teil – Frankreich – Geologische Karte des Harzes – Hannover – Ober-Guinea und West-Sudan – Hessen-Nassau – Hessen – Italien – Italien nördliche Hälfte – Italien südliche Hälfte – Japan und Korea – Süd-Afrika (Kapkolonien) – Deutsche Kolonien - Übersicht der deutschen Kolonien – Kleinasien (Türkei) – Kriminalstatistische Karten – Ethnographische Karte – Meeres-Strömungen und neuere Tiefenlotungen – Mecklenburg-Schwerin und –Strelitz – Länder des Mittelmeers – Mexiko – Nord-Polarländer – Neu-Seeland – Karte des deutschen Schutzgebietes in der Südsee – Niederlande – Kaiser Wilhelm-(Nordostsee-)Kanal – Oldenburg und die Deutschen Strommündungen der Nordsee – Landwirtschaft in Österreich-Ungarn – Ethnographische Karte von Österreich-Ungarn – Geologische Karte von Österreich-Ungarn – Österreich-Ungarn – Karten zur Geschichte Österreich-Ungarns – Oesterreich ob der Enns – Oesterreich unter der Enns – Ost-Indien – Ozeanien – Palästina/Jerusalem – Persien – Peru, Ecuador, Kolumbien und Venezuela – Westrussland – Karten zur Geschichte Polens und des westlichen Rußlands – Pommern – Preussen – Karte zur Geschichte Preussens – Rheinprovinz – Römisches Weltreich – Rumänien, Bulgarien, Serbien und Montenegro – Europäisches Russland – Mittleres Russland – Karte zur Geschichte des Russischen Reiches – Russische Eroberungen in Zentral-Asien – Königreich Sachsen – Provz. Sachsen – Sächsische Herzogtümer, Fürstentümer Schwarzburg u. Reuss – Salzburg – Salzkammergut – Samoa oder Schiffer-Inseln – Schlesien – Schleswig-Holstein – Geologische Karte vom Schwarzwald – Schweden und Norwegen – Schweden und Norwegen südlicher Teil – Schweiz – Seekartendarstellung - Sibirien – Sizilien – Spanien und Portugal – Sprachenkarte – Steiermark – Verbreitung der Steinkohle auf der Erde – Karte der Südpolarforschungen – Geologische Karte von Thüringen – Tirol – Togo und Nachbarländer – Europäische Türkei / Balkan – Karte zur Geschichte der europäischen Türkei – Ungarn, Galizien u. Bukowina – Vereinigte Staaten und Mexiko – Vereinigte Staaten östliches Blatt – Vereinigte Staaten westliches Blatt – Die Nordoststaaten der Union – Geologische Karte von den Vereinigten Staa

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        Bayonne historique et pittoresque -

      E.Hourquet 1893 -, Bayonne - 1 volume. In-4 114 pp. Reliure postérieure demi-chagrin rouge. Dos à nerfs avec date en queue. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très frais. Avec 40 illustrations à l'eau-forte par Corrèges. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE limitée à 200 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 195 sur papier vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL PENTAMERONE; OR, THE TALE OF TALES [TWO VOLUMES] Being a Translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton of IL Pentamerone; Overo Lo Cunto De LI Cunte, Tratenemiento De LI Peccerille, of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone

      London: Henry and Co.. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Small spot on top edge. Minor rubbing to boards and spine ends with light chips. Outer hinge covering weak. Boards with extremely light bubbling. Endpapers with light foxing. Hinges not tight ; Large, limited edition # 165 ; 8vo; 562 pages .

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        Where Three Empires Meet.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1893. A Narrative of Recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the Adjoining Countries. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover and spine with pictorial gilt block, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 other plates, folding map, many illustrations to the text. Library stamps of Cathedral High School for Girls (Lahore) on prelims, ownership inscription of "W. Beynon" on front free endpaper and half-title. Spine lightly sunned, general light foxing. A good copy with the publisher's 24-page catalogue at the end. First edition of an interesting first-hand account of the Hunza-Nagar Campaign of 1891, part of the Great Game played out between Britain and Russia in Central Asia. "The author visited Kashmir as a literary tourist, he joined the Hunza-Nagar expedition as a volunteer, and saw some active service in the gorges of the Karakoram. He describes his experiences and observations" (Yakushi). Peter Hopkirk makes reference to Knight's book in his classic account The Great Game (1990). A correspondent for the Morning Post and the Times, Knight (1852-1925) later covered Kitchener's Sudan Expedition, the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the French expedition against Madagascar, and the Anglo-Boer War.

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        Autograph musical quotation from his opera "I Rantzau" with dedication, signature and date.

      London, 17.7.1893. - circa 20,2 x 26,3 cm. 1 leaf framed under glass (circa 26 x 32 cm) Very decorative autograph with a musical quotation from the opera "Les Rantzau" and a dedication to Madame Riza Aschenberg. - Nice.

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        Three-Week Travel Diary Detailing a Visit to the Columbian Exposition

      Chicago, 1893. Soft Cover. Very Good. Light wear to the journal. Easily read, legible handwriting. Graham was a teen-age boy from a prominent family in Irvington, Indiana, when his family spent three weeks at the Chicago World's Fair between 23 June and 17 July of 1893. In this 61-page journal, Graham provides a detailed, well-written, and entertaining personal account of his experiences at the fair with entries about the whale-back steamer "Christopher Columbus," the reindeer and dogcarts at the Esquimaux Village, excellent Orange Cider and fishy-smelling exhibits the Florida building, a mammoth 22,000 lb cheese from Canada, the multi-color fountain illumination, enormous military guns at Germany's Krupp exhibit, camel riding on the streets of Cairo in the Midway Plaisance, riding on the giant Ferris Wheel, the California Ostrich Farm, impressive Swiss carvings and music boxes, the hand-carving of character-headed canes at the French Colonies exhibit, a $100,000 diamond at the Tiffany exhibit, mummies from the Field Museum, Buffalo Bill's Wild West (an exceptionally long and detailed account that includes Annie Oakley, Johnny Baker, Buffalo Bill's rescue of a wagon train, an attack upon the Deadwood Stage, Mexican lasso tricks, a "tumbling" display by Arab and Syrian horsemen, the Pony Express, a Buffalo hunt, etc.), the manufacturing of Springfield Rifles, an exhibit about Greeley's North Pole Expedition, the catastrophic fire in the Cold Storage Building that killed 15-25 civilians and fire-fighters, exhibits of seemingly countless electrical devices and inventions, hand-made cigar manufacturing, Hagenbeck's Circus (a horseback riding lion, a bicycle-riding tiger, lions pulling a tiger in a chariot, acrobatic bears, etc.), glass-making and Princess Eulalie's glass dress at the Lilly exhibit, the Moorish Palace with its Enchanted Maze of mirrors, and much more. Graham also recounts the armed robbery of the boarding house in which his family stayed. An additional 60 pages of text in the rear of the journal provide detailed and occasionally illustrated instructions for several dances including the Irish Reel, Mrs. McCloud's Reel, Irish Jig, and Waltz Clog. This is an exceptional description of the Columbian Exposition from one of its visitors.

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        Montezuma's Daughter

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. Maurice Greiffenhagen. Maurice Greiffenhagen. Hardcover. First Edition of this Aztec romance. Author's Presentation Copy, inscribed "To Andrew from his affec brother H Rider Haggard 1894." Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was the author of a number of adventure novels set in exotic locales. His books, including She and King Solomon's Mines, are still popular today. Haggard traveled to Mexico in 1891 to do research for this book and sadly his young son died while he was away. The book describes the first interactions between the Spanish and South American natives, as well as murders, shipwrecks, and slavery. Colonel Andrew Haggard, who had a distinguished military career - he was one of he first British officers to command in the Egyptian army - was also a successful novelist, travel writer and poet. It is known that Andrew helped Rider with the writing of Dawn and he likely played an important role in helping his younger brother with the several bestsellers which revolved around Egypt and mummies. There are 25 black and white illustrations by the British painter and illustrator Maurice Greiffenhagen. He was Haggard's friend, which led him to illustrate several of his adventure books, starting with She in 1889. Bound in the original publisher's blue-green cloth with gilt author and title to front cover and spine. Light bumping, small chip to bottom of faded spine. Hinges a bit tender but text block is tight. Interior pages are clean. Bookplate of collector Mark Samuels Lasner to front pastedown. Very good condition. 325 pages plus 24 page publisher's catalog. LIT/012016.

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        Les Iles Oubliées

      Librairie Hachette & Cie, Paris 1893 - Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne. Impressions de Voyage illustrées par l'Auteur. Au Lecteur: ".Et dès lors, ces îles mystérieuses, lointaines, indécives, entrevues comme dans un flottant mirage, ne quittèrent plus ma rêverie.La Corse était française, je connaissais mieux sa nature, sa beauté, ses sauvageries, j'étais plein de récits de vendettas, d'histoires de bandits et la "Colomba" de Prosper Mérimée m'avait profondément remué. Mais j'ignorais tout, absolument tout de la pauvre Sardaigne abandonnée, perdue dans une obscurité profonde." Dos a nerfs, Signet, Arabesques dorées, Auteur et titre en doré, demi-maroquin a coins, 503 pages, sans rousseurs, sans coupures, sans déchirures. en parfait état. Très bel exemplaire. Classification Dewey: 910 Guides de voyage et géographie Size: In-folio Broché [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Remarkably Accomplished Turn-of-the-Century Italian Friendship Book, with Poems and Original Artwork

      Italy, 1893-1911. Hardcover. Very Good+. Maroon leather, a.e.g., library sticker on spine; oblong 12mo (270x165mm); approx. pp. 200, a variety of papers, nearly full of verses in manuscript (by diverse hands) and beautifully accomplished original artwork in ink, wash, gouache, and/or watercolor. Leather scuffed, and torn on upper board; a few leaves loose. A beautiful example, with hundreds of verses in Italian (most of them uncredited) all in ink by many hands -- some signed, some with locations (Milano, Caserta, Bologna, S. Andrea, Lodi, et al), many dated. Penmanship is legible, even lovely, throughout, and the quality and variety of the artwork is remarkable. Includes silhouettes, scenes, landscapes (mostly Italy, but including the Middle East), floral motifs (some with a Japanese influence), animals, costume, and much more. Should be seen.

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        RUJUB, The JUGGLER

      Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, London 1893 - [4], 332, 32 pp. 32 page July 1893 publisher catalogue [earliest version] at rear. Frontis [with tissue guard] + 7 inserted plates by Stanley L. Wood. T.p. device. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5" Cocked. Period pos to preliminary blank. A couple proud gatherings. Rear hinge paper starting. Very Good. Original publisher's green fine-weave decorative cloth binding. Bevelled boards. AEG. Floral patterned-paper eps 1st one-volume, and first illustrated, edition (Newbolt 56.3). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BELL PUBLISHING CO.'S 1893-94 DIRECTORY OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES AND TOWNS IN MD, PA and W. VA.

      THE BELL PUBLISHING COMPANY, BALTIMORE 1893 - TITLE: THE BELL PUBLISHING CO.'S 1893-94 DIRECTORY OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES AND TOWNS IN MD, PA and W. VA. AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: THE BELL PUBLISHING COMPANY, BALTIMORE 1893 EDITION: First Edition for 1893 ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Rare, History, BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: BROWN SIZE: 6 x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 349 pages. CONDITION: The outside of the book is in good plus condition. The inside is in good plus condition. There is a minor crack to the gutter of the front pastedown and first front free endpaper. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: CITIES AND TOWNS: CUMBERLAND, MD., MCKEESPORT, PA., BARNUM, W. VA., BARTON, MD., BAYARD, W. VA., BELINGTON, W. VA., BERLIN, PA., BEVERLY, W. VA., BLAINE, W. VA., BRADDOCK, PA., CHRISTY PARK, PA., COKETON, W. VA., CONNELLSVILLE, PA., DAVIS, W. VA., DEER PARK, MD., DOBBIN, W. VA., ELK GARDEN, W. VA., ELKINS, W. VA., FROSTBURG, MD., GORMAN, W. VA., HANCOCK, MD., HYNDMAN, PA., KEYSER, W. VA., LONACONING, MD., MEYERSDALE, PA., MT. SAVAGE, MD., NEW HAVEN, PA., OAKLAND, MD., PIEDMONT, W. VA., REYNOLDTON, PA., ROCKWOOD, PA., SOMERSET, PA., URSINA, PA., WEST NEWTON, PA. AND WESTERNPORT, MD. ALSO LIST OF FARMERS AND THEIR POST OFFICE ADDRESS. Book is full of ads and marketing from many business types during the era. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008783 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Native Grape. Grapes and their culture, also, descriptive list of old and new varieties

      Rochester, NY: W.W. Morrison, Printer, 95-99 East Main Street, 1893. Large octavo, 218, [1] pages. Chromolithograph frontispiece and two plates, plus numerous illustrations in the text, some full page. Two additional chromolithograph plates and one black and white photo illustration have been pasted-in. First edition. Includes a history of the grape, wine making, cultivation, hybridizing, tools, etc. Hundreds of varieties of grapes are listed, from Adelaide to Zinnia. The there chromolithographs illustrate the Green Mountain, Brilliant, and Early Ohio varieties. The additional plates show the Stark Star, and an unidentified variety, looking a lot like the Concord. In the Standard Cyclopedia of Horticluture, Lydia Hyde Bailey writes, "The leading current works are: Bushberg's Descriptive Catalogue and Grape Growers' Manual; Mitzky's Our Native Grape; Fuller's Grape Culturist; Husmann's American Grape Growing and Wine Making". Owner's stamp to front paste down, Some light soiling throughout. Adhesion mark to one chromolithograph. In blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. Near very good. Rare. [OCLC locates 16 copies; Gabler G31090].

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Leoncavallo" to an unidentified male correspondent

      - 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated [Rome,] December 25, 1893. In black ink. On stationery with the name and illustration of the Hôtel Belle-Vue in Rome printed at head. In Italian (with translation). Leoncavallo describes at length, and with considerable anguish, some of his problems with publishers, journalists, and librettists. This letter is particularly intriguing for its account of the intense rivalry between the two greatest publishers of Italian opera in the late 19th-century: Ricordi and Sonzogno."A group of people [at the Milanese newspaper, La Tribuna] are determined to make me suffer for the double sin for which I am not to blame: The first is that of belonging to Sonzogno. The second is that of not belonging to Ricordi, and so this is the way that petty journalists and politicians judge a work of art, which has cost me so much work, so much anxiety, and so many tears! And for the first time all around me I feel discord and coldness and indifference and it brings me great sorrow." Slightly worn, soiled and stained; creased at edges and folds; two small tears to edges of central fold; two small holes to center of second leaf. Together with:A postcard photograph of the composer. Slightly worn; small stains to verso. "Ricordi owned the rights to nearly all of the traditional Italian repertory, including the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi; and through Lucca, the Italian rights to Wagner's operas. Sonzogno, beginning in 1874, had acquired the Italian rights to the works of virtually the entire body of contemporary French composers, including Bizet, Massenet, and Thomas. Among the emerging composers of the 1880s and 1890s, Puccini was the prize of Ricordi's 'stable'. Sonzogno, who was far more aggressive in seeking out younger composers, had nearly the entire giovane scuola under contract, including Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilèa, and a number of lesser-known figures. " Alan Mallach in The Autumn of Italian Opera: From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915, p. 212.Less than two months before Leoncavallo wrote this letter, his opera, I Medici, had been premiered in Milan with little success. Indeed, in spite of the successful premiere of Pagliacci the year before, it became increasingly difficult for Leoncavallo to have his works performed in Italy. Both Pagliacci and I Medici would be well-received in Germany, however, "where audiences were favorably inclined to works of the Giovane Scuola." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.

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        Natural Value.

      

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        Le Morte D'Arthur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table and Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All

      J. M. Dent & Co, 1893. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Aubrey Beardsley. London: J. M. Dent & Company, 1893-94. Limited edition, unnumbered of 1500 issued on normal paper; a separate 300 were issued on Dutch hand made paper. 2 volumes cloth hardcovers. pp. lxiv, 455; lxv-xc, 459-990. Very good. Light edge wear with fraying to the cloth at the edges and joints. Corners slightly bumped. Small inventory number on the rear free endpaper verso of each volume. Minor foxing to the endpapers. 20 full page illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. Le Morte D'Arthur was Beardsley's first major commission.

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        UTOPIA Written By Sir Thomas More [Now Revised by F. S. Ellis, Forward by William Morris]

      

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        Specimens of Royal Fine and Historical Binding, selected from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. 152 plates printed in facsimile by W. Griggs. With an introduction and notes by R. R. Holmes

      W. Griggs & Sons, London 1893 - In-folio (375x277mm), pp. (4), V, 16 di indice delle tavole. Bellissima legatura editoriale in t. tela rossa con, al piatto anteriore, ricchissime ornamentazioni floreali e fitomorfe impresse in nero, in oro, in rosso e in azzurro inquadranti un fleuron centrale, anch'esso impresso in policromia. Dorso con titolo in oro e decori floreali e arabescati impressi in policromia. Al piatto posteriore, stemma in oro centrale della famiglia reale inglese con motti Dieu est mon droit e Honi soit qui mal y pense. Sguardie figurate con riproduzione dei piatti di una legatura conservata nella biblioteca del Castello di Windsor. Antiporta fotografica con veduta della Queen Elizabeth's Gallery delle Biblioteca Reale di Windsor. Frontespizio con titolo in rosso e nero entro bordura perimetrale a tralci floreali e vegetali impressa in oro su fondo blu. Al verso del frontespizio è riprodotto xilograficamente l'ex-libris della biblioteca di Windsor. Le pp. di testo sono riquadrate entro magnifiche bordure cromolitografiche a fondo rosso e rosso cupo recanti impresse in oro figue di alberi, lepri, cani, stambecchi, volpi, ecc. 152 tavole cromolitografiche a piena pagina, impresse al solo recto da W. Griggs (cromolitografo della Regina Vittoria), riproducenti altrettante magnifiche legature di tesori librari serbati nella Biblioteca Reale di Windsor. Qualche ininfluente ingiallitura. Ottimo esemplare. Splendida pubblicazione volta ad illustrare le meraviglie librarie del Castello di Windsor. Introduzione e note di Richard Rivington Holmes, bibliotecario della Regina Vittoria. Wakeman & Bridson, p. 52. Inglese

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        Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse. (2 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      Bern, Karl Stämpfli / Schmid & Francke, 1893 / 1898 4°, XI, 286 S., 1 Falttaf., XI, 206 S., Textabb., 7 tlw. gefaltete u. farb. Taf., Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Stempel a. erstem Titelblatt; die geologischen Tafeln des ersten Teils fehlen!, min. beschienen, Papier min. gebräunt, 1 Taf. im Falz getrennt u. hinterlegt. Jew. EA. Mit Widmung von L. Rollier auf den Titelblättern. Enth.: «Huitième livraison. premier supplément (joint à la deuxième édition de la feuille VII)»: «Structure et histoire géologiques de la partie du Jura central comprise entre le Doubs (La-Chaux-de-Fonds). le val de Delémont. le lac de Neuchâtel et le Weissenstein; «Deuxième supplément à la description géologique de la partie jurassienne de la feuille VII». L. Rollier (1859 - 1931). Konservator der geologischen Sammlung. später Privatdozent für Stratigraphie und Petrefaktenkunde an der ETH Zürich. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geologie Signierte Bücher Helvetica - Allgemein

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        Memorial Edition of Four of Richard F. Burton's Books, in Seven Volumes: a Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome; Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry; First Footsteps in East Africa; Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Mecca

      London: Tylston and Edwards. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1893. Later Printing. A Memorial Edition reprint of Burton's books, arranged by his widow Isabel and published three years after Burton's death. All in the original black boards with bright gilt imprint and illustrations on the fronts, with mylar protecting boards. 1. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Mecca, in two volumes. Spine lightly sunned, spines cocked, red top edge, foxed edges, and light foxing and soil on a few pages. A publisher's advertisement for other works by Burton is laid in. [xxxii], 436; xvi, 479. Collated complete, with five bright chromo-lithographs (one a frontispiece of Burton dressed as a pilgrim) , eight tinted plates, two black and white full-page engravings, and three folding plans or maps. In 1853 Englishman Richard Francis Burton disguised himself as a Muslim pilgrim to observe a region virtually inaccessible to westerners at the time. He travelled to Medina and the forbidden holy city of Mecca, ascertaining for westerners that the prophet Mohammed's tomb was in Medina, not Mecca, and meticulously describing every aspect of the cultures he encountered. 2. Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry. Lightly bumped corners and spine ends, spine cocked, all edges red with light foxing, shadow toning on endpapers, some light soil and foxing on pages. Frontis, illustrated, xxi, 243, [3] adverts. Tales translated from Sanskrit by Burton. Illustrated by Ernest Griset. 3. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome, in two volumes. Lightly rubbed and bumped corners, spines cocked, red top edges, foxing of edges. Frontis, illustrations, viii, 305; xxi, 256. 4. First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar, in two volumes. Lightly rubbed and bumped corners, cocked spine on volume II, red top edges, foxing on edges, light foxing on some pages. Two chromo-lithographs including frontis, map, illustrations, xxxiv, 209; two chromo-lithographs including frontis, maps, illustrations, 276. Isabel Burton was very involved in publishing her husband's original accounts and is listed as editor in these reprint volumes. After his death she devoted herself to his memory and wrote his biography. This set of Memorial Editions is housed in four attractive clamshells, brown cloth and half leather with gilt lettering. ; Chromo-lithograph; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        IN THE REDWOOD'S REALM BY-WAYS OF WILD NATURE AND HIGHWAYS OF INDUSTRY AS FOUND UNDER FOREST SHADES AND AMIDST CLOVER BLOSSOMS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

      San Francisco: D.F. Stanley & Co., 1893. Quarto. Original cloth-backed stiff pictorial wrappers. Cloth worn at spine ends, wrappers worn at corners, lightly soiled, and waterstained (on rear wrapper). Second half of text leaves lightly waterstained. Good overall. An elaborate and detailed promotional for northern California's Humboldt County. The work is richly illustrated with halftone reproductions from photographs, and is the earliest Humboldt County promotional so illustrated. The many advantages of the coastal county are displayed, from its abundant timber lands to the fine harbor at Humboldt Bay, and the "cheap lands" and "clear titles" available. Also stressed is the already existing infrastructure in the area, including banks, lumber carrying firms, manufacturers, distribution facilities, etc. The diversity of the region's exports is emphasized, and one of the maps shows the distribution of redwood products around the world. A very well done, and relatively scarce, county promotional. COWAN, p.191. ROCQ 2074.

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        Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie invites wagon - later automobile manufacturer - Clem Studebaker to dinner with two other delegates to the first Pan American Congress of 1890 - Studebaker has added his handwritten signed comment about the dinner

      New York, April 5, 1893. 5.25" x 8". "Typed Letter Signed ""Andrew Carnegie,"" 1p, 5.25"" x 8"". New York, April 5, 1893. On his personal stationery, to Mr. Clem Studebaker, South Bend, Indiana. With ANS ""Mr & Mrs C Studebaker"" by Clem in the right margin. Fine condition.In full, ""Your kind note of the 3d instant received. Be sure to come and see me when here. I should like to have you and Mrs. Studebaker, Mr. and Mrs. Flint, and Mr. and Mrs. Bliss to dinner during your visit -- a reunion of the Pan-Americans. What night can you give us? It is so far ahead that you can choose your own evening. We shall certainly come and see you when we visit Chicago. Yours very truly…""Clem Studebaker, founder of the family firm that became the world’s largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles and the only such manufacturer to successfully switch to automobiles, has handwritten in the blank right margin, ""We accepted this invitation / & had a most delightful / time. Mr & Mrs C Studebaker.""The Pan American Congress, officially The First International Conference of American States, was held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. Among the United States delegates were Carnegie, Studebaker, Charles R. Flint, and Cornelius N. Bliss. Flint was the founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, the forerunner of IBM. Bliss later served as Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President William McKinley."

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         KATE GREENAWAY'S ALMANACK FOR 1894.

      [34] pages. Illustrated throughout with coloured plates. The recto of the frontispiece bears a small pictorial bookplate designed by Arthur Gaskin, inscribed: 'Georgie Evelyn Cave France, from Arthur.' Schuster & Engen, 14 12a). Few light spots; boards a little rubbed; slightly loose; else a very good copy with a wonderful association, having been given by Arthur Gaskin to Georgie France in the year of their marriage.Georgie Evelyn Cave France (1866-1934), the elder daughter of William Hanmer France, contractor's agent, and his wife, Frances Emily Cave-Brown-Cave, attended the Birmingham School of Art where she met fellow student Arthur Gaskin (1862-1928). They married on 21st March 1894. The couple lived in Acocks Green, Birmingham and later in Olton, Solihull. Both artists took to jewellery making as a second career when both were mature artists.

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        The Journey to the East of His Imperial Highness the sovereign, the heir to the Throne (1893–1897) - Reprint

      Richly illustrated account of Tsarevich Nicholas's journey to the east, reusing Karazin's fine original illustrations

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        Essays in London and Elsewhere [In the Rare Dust Jacket -- the second earliest known Henry James dust jacket]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/good +. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first American edition, first printing, in a Good + or better example of the EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET, BEING THE SECOND EARLIEST HENRY JAMES DUST JACKET KNOWN TO EXIST. In addition to being a prominent novelist, and writer of short stories and novellas thrice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature (1911, 1912, and 1916), Henry James is particularly noted for his Literary Criticism. Time Magazine described James as “... a great American novelist who wrote more superb criticism than any compatriot, before or since.” Of James, the New York Times stated: “James possessed a point of view tailor-made for the vocation of literary criticism. He once memorably described the critic's life as 'heroic', for it is immensely vicarious. He has to understand for others.” "Essays in London and Elsewhere" collects a number of Essays earlier written by James, which Essays cover a wide range of writers including James Russell Lowell, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Loti, Henrik Ibsen, and Mrs. Humphrey Ward. The volume also presents an Essay on the role of the critic in literature, as well as a work of travel writing about London, and a eulogy of actress Frances Anne Kemble. James also comments on "A Journal of the Brothers De Goncourt" [a literary journal written by French naturalism writers Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt providing a view of the literary and social life of their time], and presents an imaginative work, "Browning in Westminster Abbey", an Essay which later appeared in "English Hours" (1905), wherein James notes Robert Browning's interment in Westminster Abbey's Poets Corner, using the occasion to comment on Browning as a Poet -- as well as on Browning's poetic method -- and imagining the comments that would be given by the great English figures already buried there. The collection fittingly concludes with a fictional dialogue titled "An Animated Conversation" wherein the characters wittily discuss the literary relationship between Britain and America. The book is in Fine, Superior, condition with a touch of pushing to the spine ends and a touch of rubbing to the spine ends and board corners. The silver decoration to the front board and spine, as well as the spine's gilt lettering, remain quite lovely and bright. The pastedowns and adjacent endpapers show some offsetting from the dust jacket, and a number of pages are uncut at the leading edge, showing this copy to be unread. The exceedingly rare dust jacket is in Good + or better condition showing some chipping to the spine panel head -- not affecting the lettering, as well as some chipping to the spine's left edge. A small portion of the lower spine is detached but present, as is the front flap. That the dust jacket is present is itself quite remarkable. Dust jackets for books of this era often were provided, if at all, for protection of the book until it reached the buyer's shelves, at which time dust jackets were routinely discarded. Notably, this dust jacket's spine is printed with the book's title, but the author and publisher are not identified, tending to show that the publisher did not expect the book's buyer to retain the dust jacket. A six-page catalogue is found at the rear. As noted above, the dust jacket is indeed RARE. The earliest known example of a Henry James jacket is found another Henry James work of literary criticism, "French Poets and Novelists" (Macmillan, 1878), such copy earlier having been on the market priced at $15,000. That copy is now at Yale University. This copy of "Essays in London and Elsewhere" wears the second earliest known Henry James jacket. Copies of the book in a condition as nice as is this copy are, in our experience, exceedingly difficult to find on the market. Copies of the book in the original dust jacket, THE SECOND EARLIEST HENRY JAMES DUST JACKET KNOWN TO EXIST, ARE RARE INDEED. A COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY. RARE.

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        The Works of H. Fielding

      London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Railton, Herbert; Wheeler, E.J.. Charming nineteenth-century set of Fielding's works, illustrated by Herbert Railton and E.J. Wheeler, bound with an unusual bird motif on the spines. This collection includes Joseph Andrews, Jonathan Wild, Amelia, and Fielding's most influential novel, Tom Jones: "Man is the highest subject (unless on very extraordinary occasions indeed) which presents itself to the pen of our historian, or of our poet; and, in relating his actions, great care is to be taken that we do not exceed the capacity of the agent we describe." A very good set. Twelve small octavo volumes, contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco gilt, raised bands, flowered paper boards and endpapers. Top edges gilt. Light shelfwear to bindings, some bumped corners. Oxford bookseller's tickets.

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        Framed Display! Religious quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe evoking a line in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

      n.p., September 8, 1893. 3.5" x 2.5". "Autograph Quotation Signed ""Harriet Beecher Stowe,"" 1 page, 3.5"" x 2.5"" (visible), matted with an image of a thoughtful Stowe, ornately framed to 7"" x 10.5"". No place, September 8, 1893. In apparent fine condition.In full, ""Trust in the Lord / and / Do good Faith and / Works. / Harriet Beecher Stowe / Sept 8th 1893.""In Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Simeon Halliday was a Quaker who helped Eliza, one of the Shelbys' slaves. George Shelby was a teenager whose parents had sold Tom. In Chapter 17 of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Simeon tells George, ""It is good for me to draw near unto God. I have put my trust in the Lord..."" These last four words are handwritten in the signed quote here offered."

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1893 - 1893 Wisden Rebind with Original Covers - Very Good!

      1893. Hi, This is an 1893 Rebound Wisden , rebound WITH Original Covers within. Rebound in dark boards with gilt to front and spine, nice boards and internally this is a wonderful Wisden, the covers are amazingly clean, tiny mark but nothing more and the inside pages are very nice and clean . Odd spot to tissue paper next to excellent photoplate. Delightful. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. A rare addition to any collection. Payment by Paypal if a must but cheque and BACS preferred

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Richard Clay for Macmillan and Co.,, 1893. Sixtieth Thousand. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rules to covers gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom red quarter morocco and black cloth solander box. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 49 illustrations by John Tenniel. Front hinge starting, some faint foxing to outer leaves, otherwise internally fresh. An exceptional copy. Charles Dodgson's annotated copy of the third edition, and one of only four copies known in the original cloth. In a situation reminiscent of the recalled 1865 Alice, this is the suppressed impression of Through the Looking-Glass. Dodgson summarises the printing problems that led to its suppression on the half-title here: "Received Nov. 21/93. Paper too white, 26 pictures over-printed, 8 of them very bad", and has annotated the text with 34 comments on the production faults ("very much over-printed, very bad indeed Â… very bad folding"). Dodgson made it a "point of supreme importance, that all books, sold for me, shall be the best attainable for the price", and such was his dismay with the printing quality that it almost provoked the termination of his contract with his long-time publishers. Dodgson wrote to Frederick Macmillan the same day he annotated this copy, complaining that "the book is worthless Â… much as I should regret the having to sever a connection that has now lasted nearly 30 years, I shall feel myself absolutely compelled to do so, unless I can have some assurance that better care shall be taken, in future, to ensure that my books shall be of the best artistic quality attainable for the money" (Letters, p. 995). Only 60 copies of this impression had gone out when Dodgson asked Macmillan to destroy the remainder, but Dodgson escalated the dispute, halting the working-off of Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, and demanding that "no more Wonderlands are to be printed, from the present electrotypes, till I give permission" (24 November 1893). Through the Looking-Glass remained out of print until 1897, although the whole of the impression was not in fact destroyed: Dodgson changed his mind and had it rebound for distribution to charitable institutions, as had been done with the suppressed first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In an unpublished census, Selwyn Goodacre traced four copies in the original cloth, though one of these is since lost.

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        Many Inventions [Rare Copy in the Dust Jacket -- True First Edition, First Issue] COMPANION LISTING TO OUR ITEM 5836

      D. Appleton and Company, 1893, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: very good +, First edition. HERE IS THE BALANCE OF OUR DESCRIPTION FOR OUR ITEM 5836. ONLY ONE COPY IS FOR SALE. In 1907, Kipling became the first English language writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him at that time the youngest winner ever of that estimable Prize. As noted above, this copy is the first printing, first issue, of the TRUE FIRST EDITION, having been published in the US on May 31, 1893. [The first UK edition was published on June 6, 1893 -- in a binding considerably more plain than that which graced the first American edition -- with the UK first having a decorative gilt band to the upper portion of the volume but lacking the beautiful winged-creature and bold fancy gilt lettering of the American first, features which gave the American first a considerably more elegant appearance. Richards did not find any copy of the UK first edition in a dust jacket.] QUITE NOTABLY, the copy here is the earliest example of a Kipling book in its original dust jacket possibly now and hereafter to be available to the collector. The only other Kipling titles noted by Richards as issued in a dust jacket prior to this true first edition of "Many Inventions" were the first UK edition of "The Naulahka" (1892) which was issued in a jacket of white thin tissue paper -- with Richards finding no copy of the first American edition in a dust jacket, and the first UK edition of "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" (also 1892) issued in thin off-white paper, unlettered and undecorated -- with Richards finding no copy of the first American edition (titled "Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads) in a dust jacket. [As Richards makes no mention of decoration or letting to the dust jacket for "The Naulahka", but does mention lettering and decoration appearing on the American first of "Many Inventions" as well as on later Kipling works, we presume that the dust jacket for the first UK edition of "The Naulahka" was like that of the first UK edition of "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" and lacked lettering and decoration.] The dust jackets issued for the English firsts of "The Naulahka" and "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" were no doubt exceedingly ephemeral and we would be surprised to see either title in its dust jacket come to market. Except as noted above, Richards did not find any other titles earlier than "Many Inventions" with a dust jacket. While other earlier titles may have been, or even likely were, issued in dust jackets, except as noted above we have found no record of the sale or existence of any other titles issued in a dust jacket earlier than our copy of "Many Inventions". We thus conclude that the True First Edition, first printing, first issue, of "Many Inventions" herein described may be the earliest Kipling work in its original dust jacket that the collector likely ever will be able to find on the market. A Fine copy of the TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS IMPORTANT EARLY KIPLING WORK AND QUITE POSSIBLY, IF NOT LIKELY, THE EARLIEST KIPLING DUST JACKET TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON THE MODERN MARKET. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen

      J.M. Dent 1893 - Originally published as ten volumes. Rebound in contemporary full morocco. All page edges marbled. Contemporary ownership plate and inscription to each copy (could be father and daughter?).Pages browned towards edges. Shows very well indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Many Inventions [Rare Copy in the Dust Jacket -- True First Edition, First Issue]

      D. Appleton and Company, 1893, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: very good +, First edition. A Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing, first issue -- being the TRUE FIRST EDITION published prior to the first UK edition, bound in the Publisher's original strong red cloth illustrated on the spine and front board in light gray, and with the spine and front board lettered in gilt -- Kipling himself approved the front board's winged-creature design. The book is in Fine condition with the spine ends modestly pushed, a modest bump to the front board's top edge, quite slight rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, slight fading to the spine head's upper right matching a small dust jacket chip, and wears its original Very Good + example of the RARE DUST JACKET with general toning, a small chip to the spine panel head, some edge rubbing, a tiny hole to each spine edge at its turn as well as at the each panel's turn to its respective flap fold, minor chipping to the spine tail and panel corners, small tape repairs to the top and bottom of the spine and flap turn, small pencil note to the front flap), being a collection of two poems and fourteen short stories, with four pages of advertisements to the rear. Ten of the stories previously appeared in periodicals. Of "Many Inventions", literary historian, scholar, critic, and professor of rhetoric and English literature at the University of Edinburgh, George Saintsbury stated: "Many Inventions is not only good, but very good. I am inclined to think it, using words carefully, the best volume that Mr. Kipling has done." Mark Twain had a copy of the book in his personal library, as did Ernest Hemingway in his. The Pall Mall Gazette asserted that the work "...would confirm Mr. Kipling's reputation....Here is the completest book that Mr. Kipling has yet given us in workmanship, the weightiest and most humane in breadth of view." The Chicago Post declared it to be "...undoubtedly Mr. Kipling's best book." The Kipling Society notes that: "Published in America and Britain in 1893, the collection includes stories whose original publication dates from February 1890 through the date of the collection's American publication, May 1893. It was thus Kipling's first collection of stories all of which had been written after his departure from India in March 1889. Eight were written in England before his marriage and six in the United States, after he and Caroline Balestier had married and settled in Vermont". Notably, the book includes "In the Rukh" Kipling's first story about Mowgli. The Kipling Society also states: In the Rukh"...has a form similar to that of "The Bridge Builders" and "The Tomb of His Ancestors" in The Day's Work; "A Conference of the Powers" introduces 'The Infant', who reappears in "Slaves of the Lamp, II" and other 'Stalky' stories; "'Brugglesmith'" introduces McPhee who (we will learn in "'Bread upon the Waters'" in The Day's Work), is married to a woman "who succeeded Dinah in my heart; for Dinah was half a world away," and "Judson and the Empire" is the first Royal Navy story. Looking back, "My Lord the Elephant," "His Private Honour" and "'Love o' Women'" are all Soldiers Three stories; indeed, "'Love o' Women'", which strives for the kind of feeling at which "The Courtship of Dinah Shadd" aimed, is the last of them. Arguably, too, "A Matter of Fact" might have appeared in Abaft the Funnel, while "The Lost Legion" would have fit snugly into The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales, and "One View of the Question" as seamlessly into In Black and White. In retrospect, one can see that the collection looks forward and back....the many inventions in the collection include the last from Kipling's old world and look forward to the Jungle Books, the sea stories, and the boys and old boys of the United Services College." In 1907, Kipling became the first English language writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him at that time the youngest winner ever of that estimable Prize. As noted above, this copy is the first printing, first issue, of the TRUE FIRST EDITION, having been published in the US on May 31, 1893. [The first UK edition was published on June 6, 1893 -- in a binding considerably more plain than that which graced the first American edition -- with the UK first having a decorative gilt band to the upper portion of the volume but lacking the beautiful winged-creature and bold fancy gilt lettering of the American first, features which gave the American first a considerably more elegant appearance. Richards did not find any copy of the UK first edition in a dust jacket.] QUITE NOTABLY, the copy here is the earliest example of a Kipling book in its original dust jacket possibly now and hereafter to be available to the collector. The only other Kipling titles noted by Richards as issued in a dust jacket prior to this true first edition of "Many Inventions" were the first UK edition of "The Naulahka" (1892) which was issued in a jacket of white thin tissue paper -- with Richards finding no copy of the first American edition in a dust jacket, and the first UK edition of "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" (also 1892) issued in thin off-white paper, unlettered and undecorated -- with Richards finding no copy of the first American edition (titled "Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads) in a dust jacket. [As Richards makes no mention of decoration or letting to the dust jacket for "The Naulahka", but does mention lettering and decoration appearing on the American first of "Many Inventions" as well as on later Kipling works, we presume that the dust jacket for the first UK edition of "The Naulahka" was like that of the first UK edition of "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" and lacked lettering and decoration.] The dust jackets issued for the English firsts of "The Naulahka" and "Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses" were no doubt exceedingly ephemeral and we would be surprised to see either title in its dust jacket come to market. Except as noted above, Richards did not find any other titles earlier than "Many Inventions" with a dust jacket. While other earlier titles may have been, or even likely were, issued in dust jackets, except as noted above we have found no record of the sale or existence of any other titles issued in a dust jacket earlier than our copy of "Many Inventions". We thus conclude that the True First Edition, first printing, first issue, of "Many Inventions" herein described may be the earliest Kipling work in its original dust jacket that the collector likely ever will be able to find on the market. A Fine copy of the TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS IMPORTANT EARLY KIPLING WORK AND QUITE POSSIBLY, IF NOT LIKELY, THE EARLIEST KIPLING DUST JACKET TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON THE MODERN MARKET. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY.

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        P'tit-Bonhomme. (Portrait collé)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1893 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. 85 illustrations par L. Benett. 12 grandes gravures couleurs en chromotypographie. 1 carte en couleurs. Édition originale. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1893. 458 pages. Catalogue (HF) pour 1894-1895. Imprimeur Gauthier-Villars. Relieur Lenègre. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel au portrait collé. Dos au phare. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Quelques rousseurs concentrées sur le titre et les premiers feuillets. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Pieces

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane. New York: Macmillan, 1893. Perhaps Ricketts's finest binding design on one of only 50 large paper copies bound in vellum. First edition, one of only 50 large-paper copies in a deluxe vellum binding, printed on Arnold unbleached handmade paper. 205 x 150 mms., original vellum binding with a splendid Art Nouveau covers designed by Charles Ricketts, a design known and 'Hyacinths and Laurels' is a particularly opulent one being very elaborately decorated in gilt on both covers with Ricketts's monogram in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, a very good uncut copy. With a 3pp. als from Symonds to Arthur Symons in the original envelope tipped onto the front pastedown. Written in October 1889, before the publication of the book, it urges Symons to visit him in London. They have clearly established a happy correspondence and have never met.

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