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        Recherches sur les centres nerveux. Alcoolisme, folie des héréditaires dégénérés, paralysie générale, médecine légale

      1893 - [2], VII, [1bl.], 572pp., 7pl. Paris, Masson, 1893, in-8, [2], VII, [1bl.], 572pp, 7pl, demi-marcoquin brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs et titre gravé en lettres dorées, 6 planches, un graphique dépliant en chromolithographie (figurant des diagrammes de la folie intermittente), nombreuses figures dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION de la deuxième série des "Recherches sur les centres nerveux", dont la première série parut en 1876. Valentin Magnan propose dans cet ouvrage une définition clinique de l'absinthisme comme un syndrome particulier distinct de celui de l'alcoolisme et développe sa théorie de la dégénérescence appliquée à l'étiologie de la criminalité. Élève de Falret et de Baillarger, Valentin Magnan (1835-1916) exerça pas moins de 45 ans à l'Asile Sainte-Anne en tant que médecin-chef. Il s'intéressera de très près aux phénomènes de paralysie générale auxquels il consacrera son mémoire, qui lui vaut le prix Cirvieux à l'Académie de médecine en 1865, et sa thèse par la suite. D'autre part, il étudia aussi les signes physiques, intellectuels et moraux de la folie héréditaire et fit beaucoup pour l'amélioration des conditions de vie des aliénés en remplaçant la camisole par un maillot, et en favorisant la création de salles communes. (SEMELAIGNE, III, p.201-222) Exemplaire en très bon état. Très légers frottements aux coiffes et aux coins. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon, avec son cachet ex-libris apposé sur les premiers feuillets des deux volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus. Now First Completely Englished into Verse and Prose . . . by Richard F. Burton . . . and Leonard Smithers

      London: Printed for the Translators, In One Volume, For Private Subscribers Only, 1893, 1893. First edition of the Burton and Smithers translation, large paper issue, number 23 of 50 numbered copies. Penzer, pages 156-57. Vellum and boards a little soiled; fine copy.. Large 8vo, original quarter vellum, olive-green paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering, untrimmed. Frontis in two states. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Spectacular 1893 Illustrated Advertising Cover for A. A. Vantine & Company Promoting their Wholesale Goods to Retailers

      New York: A. A. Vantine & Company, 1893. Envelope. Very Good. This advertising envelope, made from sparkling Japanese paper, measures 3" x 5" when folded and 10" x 13" when unfolded. It is filled with multi-color images of Japan (Mount Fuji and seaside scenes), a wide variety of Asian merchandise sold by Vantine, and Japanese and Chinese men celebrating Christmas. A. A. Vantine's was one of the first and largest importers of Asian goods in the United States and dominated the American market well into the twentieth century. Vantine opened his first "Oriental Store" in New York City in 1866 after years of selling trade goods to gold miners in California where he first became captivated by Asian ceramics and textiles. After a slow start, his sales exploded, and by the 1870s, Vantine stocked thousands of items and had branch offices located throughout the United States. This very scarce postal advertisement is truly spectacular in size, illustration and content; it will be used to illustrate a chapter on A.A. Vantine in the soon-to-be-published reference book, "Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles," edited by John E. Vollmer that is scheduled for release by 5 Continents Editions of Milan in the summer of 2016.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Remarkably Accomplished Turn-of-the-Century Italian Friendship Book, with Poems and Original Artwork

      1893-1911, Italy 1893 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        A Year Amongst the Persians: Impressions as to the Life, Character, and Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve months' Residence in That Country in the Years 1887-8

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1893 - Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. First edition. Original cloth. Includes fold-out maps. Photos on request. Boards and spine are marked and worn. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and nicked. Rough-cut page block and pages are slightly tanned and marked. Book plate on warped FEP. One or two tears on edges of first map. Volume is cocked and binding is visible on split pastedown hinges and between a few pages, but remains intact. Contents remain clear throughout. HCW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        Ruiner Af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde Canons

      Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Cloth. A first edition of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. Original red stamped boards with gilt imprint. Sunning on spine, rubbed corners. Light soil and toning on pages with some offsetting from the plates. Collated complete with seventeen plates as called for. The photogravures are very high quality images and include a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. Many maps and plans also illustrate the Swedish text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 174. ; Book; 14 3/4" x 11" .

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        Captain Cook's Journal

      London: Elliot Stock, , 1893. during his First Voyage Round the World made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS. With Notes and Introduction edited by Captain W. J. L. Wharton. Tall square octavo (255 x 180 mm). Contemporary blue-green half morocco, decorative gilt spine, green linen sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Cook, maps, plans and plates reproduced from the original edition. Ownership inscription at head of title page: "Ducie, May 1893", Berkeley Basil Moreton, 4th Earl of Ducie (1834-1924), British peer, politician and pastoralist in Australia. Spine lightly sunned, an excellent copy, handsomely bound. First edition edited by the naval officer and hydrographer to the Royal Navy Sir William James Lloyd Wharton (1843-1905). "An authoritative printed account of what Cook himself had to say about his first voyage, did not appear until 1893, when Captain Wharton published the MSS of Cook's journal, with an introduction and notes" (NMM).

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        THE MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF JAPAN.

      London 1893, Batsfrord. Red cloth spine over boards, 3/4. leather, 230p. 16 b.w. photos, 35 other illustrations, many. of instruments, index, top gilt, old spine laid down, top. gilt, very clean, solid, 22 x 29 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. This scholarly study is divided into 3 parts: Music of the Japanese. Japanese Scale. Musical Instruments of the Japan- ese. With an additoinal essay: Notes by T.L. Southgate. Very comprehensive monograph, addressing the various forms of Ja- panese music, and dance music, ceremonial, classic &c. Anci- ent & modern types. The various scales, Dan & Kumi, pitch, harmony. With copious explanations and use of each of the instruments: Koto, Biwa, Gekkins, Samisen, Flutes, Bamboo Wind instruments: Shakuhachi, Sho, Hichiriki, drums, gongs & other brass instruments.A major contribution to the subject. * SUPERB STUDY ! * Color scans Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo

      London: Gurney and Jackson, 1893. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. x, 316 p. 35.5 cm. Folio. 32 plates (complete), 13 in colour, and 21 woodcuts within text. Map in introduction. Newer green leather spine with gold lettering and marbled paper boards. New end papers. Well thumbed. Number 19946 on back of title page. Tear in bottom of page 81. John Whitehead (1860-1899) spent four years exploring North Borneo (1884-1888), then a British possession, as well as visiting Java, Palawan and Malacca. He was one of the first to make detailed observations on the natural history of these islands, discovering 45 new species of birds. He was also the first person to successfully climb Mount Kina Balu all the way to its true peak. But he also describes the peoples and their societies, living conditions, customs, and beliefs in detail. Tragically, Whitehead died of a fever in Hainan when only 38. The appendix consists of an almost complete description of the zoological collections Whitehead amassed.

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        History of Texas Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee, and Burleson Counties

      Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co. 1893 - Hardcover - no jacket, 4to, 836 pp; Book is in good+ condition w/shelfwear; Black leatherette cover w/gilt titles & black eps look new. Text clean & tight. Large, heavy volume may require additional postage. "Containing a concise history of the state, with portraits & biographies of prominent citizens of the above counties & personal histories of many of the early settlers & leading families." from the title page. 0.0 0.0 Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        Changing Pictures: A Book of Transformation Pictures.

      London: E. Nister,, [1893]. Quarto. Original red cloth-backed pictorial boards, title to front cover yellow, patterned endpapers. No dust jacket issued. With 6 working chromolothographic push-pull tabs. Tips and extremities a little worn, hinges repaired, endpapers partly split at inner margins, some short closed tears to fore-edge of text block. First edition, the preferred variant with Potter's signature to the cover illustration. This is one of the earliest appearances in print of a book illustration by Beatrix Potter, preceded only by A Happy Pair: she designed one of the three chromolithograph illustrations to the front cover, depicting a rabbit opening the door on a snowy morning to see a gift of a basket full of carrots and other vegetables. At this point Potter was regularly supplying card designs to Hildesheimer & Faulkner (the publishers of A Happy Pair). She had also sold a few of her drawings to Ernest Nister in 1892 and began producing illustrations for annuals and booklets for them. In July 1892, while staying in Scotland, Potter referred to one of these drawings for Nister in her journal: "'I was busy in the morning finishing a drawing of a Jackdaw for Nister & Co. for which, by the way, they have not paid.' The jackdaw in question was carrying a set of long-handled brushes and impersonating a sweep" (Linder, p. 175).

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        ALBUM MISSIONIS TERRAE SANCTAE. PARS PRIMA JUDAEA ET GALILAEA. [with]: PARS ALTERA SYRIA, CYPRUS, AEGYPTUS

      Milan: Luigi Micheli, 1893. Two volumes. [10],146,[4]; [4],147-263,[4] leaves. 263 photogravures. Printed on heavy stock. Thick, oblong quarto. Original stamped cloth with leather spines, gilt. Moderate wear to spine and corners. Small ink stamps on edges of text blocks, a few in text, not affecting images. Several leaves loose. Very good. Scarce work on Franciscan missions in the Holy Land. with 263 photogravures of places facing explanatory text. The first volume contains images of Judea and Galilee, while the second comprises illustrations of Syria, Cyprus, and Egypt. Illustrations include exterior scenes showing missions in their surroundings, town views, scenes of holy places, including the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem, interiors of the churches, scenes in the missions including printing shops and a variety of manufacturing shops, and group shots of friars with their students. A superb collection of images.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Médan, 31. VIII. 1893. - 8vo. 1 page. To a friend: „Si vous êtes encore à Paris, vous me feriez grand plaisir, en me venant voir, après-demain mercredi, à six heures, rue de Bruxelles. J’ai un renseignement à vous demander, et je vous prie de m’excuser de vous déranger ainsi [ ]"

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        The Strand Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly Volume VI July - December

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1893. First edition. Leather/Marbled Boards. Very Good. Very Good, solid, tight, 8vo hard binding without jacket. Clean and bright inside and out except for moderate foxing. First Edition (NAP). Leather spine and corners. Marbled boards, pages edges and end papers. Bumped corners, rubbed spine ends and boards' edges. Shelf. Illustrations and index. 724 pages. Features the following Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", "The Adventure of the Resident Patient", "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty", and "The Adventure of the Final Problem". Very nice.

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        VANITY FAIR: A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, New York 1893 - First One-Volume Edition by Crowell. Octavo (21cm); emerald green cloth, with titling and peacock feather motif stamped in gilt and blue on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; engraved frontispiece and illustrated title page, with 16 plates of illustrations; vi, 342pp. Decorative gift bookplate (unfilled) of the Harriet Brown Hatton Memorial Circulating Library to front endpaper, with partial ownership label of Mr. Horace B. Hatton applied upside down to rear pastedown; base of spine gently nudged, else a tight, Fine copy, with the decorative elements bright and unrubbed. Handsome edition of Thackeray's well-loved satirical novel of early 19th-century British society. Basis for numerous film adaptations, most recently Mira Nair's 2004 film starring Reese Witherspoon.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Über den Psychischen Mechanismus Hysterischer Phänomene. Vorläufige Mitteilung (pp.4-10, 43-47).

      - Neurol. Zbl., 12/ 1+2. - Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1. und 15. Januar 1893, 8°, 80 pp., feiner Pappband. Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure"; ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein.Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure"; ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein. - First Edition of the first published appearance of Freud's Theory of the unconscious, the basis for the free association technique which has dominated psychoanalysis. - Grinstein 10574; Andersson, Studies in the prehistory of psychoanalysis (1962), pp. 80-120; Norman F20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        Changing Pictures: A Book of Transformation Pictures.

      London: E. Nister,, [1893]. Quarto. Original green cloth-backed pictorial boards, title to front cover yellow, patterned endpapers. No dust jacket issued. With 6 working chromolothographic push-pull tabs. Tips and extremities a little worn, joints repaired with linen, endpapers renewed and push/pull tabs fully restored to working condition with Nister paper printed in facsimile. First edition. This issue without Potter's signature to the cover illustration.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Trumpet Major

      Sampson Low, UK 1893 - New Edition 1893. Flat signed by the author to the top of the title page. Un-common signed. Book is very good and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Name to endpaper. Book has slight lean. More images can be taken upon request. Ref7680 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        North Country Sports and Pastimes. Wrestling and Wrestlers: biographical sketches of celebrated athletes of the Northern ring; to which is added Notes on Bull and Badger Baiting.

      8vo., in contemorary half red morocco by Fazakerley. lettered in gilt on spine, with original printed wrappers bound in. A little occasional browning, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. This scarce volume provides brief histories of different types of wrestling from around the world, not only from the British Isles but also from Japan, Turkey, Greece and India. This is followed by biographical chapters on various northern wrestlers. Thereafter are two chapters are on Bull Baiting and Badgers and Badger Baiting. Both of these sports had been outlawed in the United Kingdom as early as 1835, with the Cruelty to Animals Act. There is a reproduction of a Bewickesque woodcut of badger baiting on p.234. The final short chapter is an account by Thomas de Quincey of a "Midnight Chase of a bull by Professor Wilson".

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        A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered and Resolutions and Petition Adopted at a Special General Synod of the Church of Ireland, Holden in Dublin on the 14th March, 1893.

      4to pamphlet. Duplicate original printed wrappers, stapled, preserved in a green-cloth flap-case with a leather label lettered in gilt; pp. 30; the outer wrapper is a little browned to the spine and the edges, with a few small stains to the edges, nonetheless very good. First edition. A pamphlet reporting the speeches made at the second General Synod of the Church of Ireland in protest to the second Home Rule Bill proposed by William Ewart Gladstone. This Synod was only the second of its kind to be held by the church, the first being when Gladstone first proposed the Bill in 1886. Unlike the first Bill, the second attempt was passed by the House of Commons only to be refused by the House of Lords, of which eighty-six of its members were affiliated with The Irish Union Alliance, founded in 1891 specifically to oppose Home Rule. "In calm, dignified, but at the same time, emphatic and resolute language, that protest [against the introduction of another Bill by Mr Gladstone] was conveyed. It was tersely and appropriately expressed yesterday in a series of resolutions, and appropriately expanded in the eloquent speeches in which they were proposed and supported by some of the most powerful intellects in the Church." These intellects included The Bishops of Derry, Cork and Limerick, the Earl of Belmore, the Archbishop of Dublin and the Provost of Trinity College.

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        The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane. [Translated from the French by William Morris].

      16mo. ; choicely bound by E. Rau of St. Petersburg in full orange crushed morocco, lettered in gilt on spine, boards with a semi of stylized flowers within a single gilt and dog tooth panel, central initial of "W" on upper board and "M" on lower board, richly gilt inner dentelles over marbled endpapers; pp. [iv] 96 colophon; double-page woodcut border, text printed in black and red in the Chaucer type. A fine copy in slipcase. 350 copies were printed, with an additional 15 copies on vellum. Of the 360 copies 76 copies were purchased in sheets by J. and M.L. Tregaskis and sent to bookbinders throughout the world, the object being to mount an international exhibition of bookbinding. The 73 copies which were actually bound, and displayed at the exhibition in 1894, are now in the John Rylands Library, Manchester. The one example from Russia in the exhibition was bound by E. Rau of St Petersburg and this copy is similar in design to the copy submitted for the exhibition and now in the Rylands Collection. The bindings both have a pattern of flowers across the boards although the tools used are of different sizes and frequency. The Tregaskis copy repeats the flower pattern on the spine but on this copy the gilt work on the spine is in panels. William Morris's initials are reversed on the two copies. The Tregaskis copy has "M" on the upper board and "W" on the lower; this copy has "W" on the upper board and "M" on the lower. As the Tregaskis copy was to be exhibited with the boards facing out the initials would therefore have read "W" "M". This is possibly a trial copy that Rau chose not to send as his exhibition piece but it seems more likely that it was a second copy commissioned by a collector who saw the Tregaskis copy in the exhibition or the exhibition catalogue. This supposition is supported by the provenance of the book. This copy has the bookplate of Frank Howell on the front paste-down and of American collector Charles Walker Andrews on the front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is a typed letter from J. & M.L. Tregaskis to Frank Howell advertising the upcoming catalogue of the bindings in the exhibition. Howell, we presume, liked Rau's binding and commissioned him to bind up another copy in similar style. As this second copy was not commissioned as an exhibition piece, Rau reversed the initials on the boards to a more logical "W" on the upper board and "M" on the lower.

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        The Poems ... Printed after the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint. [Edited by F.S. Ellis].

      8vo. Original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut, with the original ties (one repaired); pp. [vi] 216 colophon; printed in red and black in the Golden type, woodcut borders and initials; slight offsetting from ties onto endpapers, otherwise a very nice, clean copy, preserved in a specially made buckram folder and slipcase, spine lettered in gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There were also 10 copies on vellum.

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        A Round of the Links: Views of the Golf Greens of Scotland. Etched by George Aikman, A.R.S.A. from water colour drawings by John Smart, R.S.A.

      [? Edinburgh:] Privately printed, 1893 - Oblong folio. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered on the front cover, gilt stamp of a golfer placing his ball, brown coated endpapers. Binding a little used and stained, inner hinges strengthened with linen, Dunbar plate slightly stained in margin, captioned guard to Musselburgh torn and soiled, other guards a little creased. Title page printed in red & black, 20 handcoloured etched plates printed on Japanese velleum by George Aikman after John Smart (with captioned thin paper guards), uncoloured vignettes within the platemark. First and limited edition, scarce, limitation not stated but the edition would have been small, this copy numbered 30 and signed by John Smart at the foot of the dedication page. Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), OCLC records only the copy at the LA84 Foundation; there have been two reproduction editions issued (1980 and 1986). A presentation label on the front cover bears a monogram (?ELS) and states that this copy was presented by a "Mrs Robt Ramsay". Both John Smart (1838-1899) and George Aikman (1830-1905) were natives of Edinburgh and both keen golfers. Twenty greens are depicted here: Dunbar, North Berwick, Gullane, Luffness, Musselburgh, Leith, Leven, Elie, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Montrose, Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling, Bruntsfield, Lanark, Glasgow, Machrihanish, Prestwick, and Troon. One of the most sought after golf books of the period. Donovan & Murdoch, The Game of Golf, 520. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Volume II: Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations.Drawn from the life by Harriet and Helena Scott; with descriptions, general and systematic, by A.W. Scott

      Sydney: Australian Museum 1890 -, 1893. Letterpress title page browned and some moderate offsetting of the plates (both as usual), some of the wrappers a little chipped; very good overall.. Folio, 36pp. letterpress with eleven handcoloured lithographic plates (numbered 10 to 21 in series); bound in later half crushed navy morocco with marbled boards and gilt spine lettering, with the original tinted pale green decorated wrappers for each of the four sections bound in. A beautiful Australian natural history production, now increasingly scarce on the market as a complete publication. Originally published in two parts some years apart, this bound volume comprises the entirety of Volume II, with plates 10 to 21 in the series and accompanying letterpress. The desirable original illustrated wrappers for each of the four parts comprising Volume II have been retained - they depict the bridge and landing at Ash Island on the Hunter River, the family beloved home of the sisters Harriet and Helena Scott.Alexander Scott published the first volume of Australian Lepidoptera in London in 1864. It contains nine plates after original drawings by his daughters Harriet and Helena, and was issued in an edition of 100 copies only (of which 25 were sold in Australia). The first edition of the first volume is now a rare book and not forthcoming on the market.Some years after the decease of Alexander in 1883, Harriet and Helena instigated the completion of their father's cherished project, and the remaining parts were published by the Australian Museum in Sydney between 1890-1893. The second volume contains plates numbered 10 to 21; attractively Harriet and Helena prepared the lithographic stones which were then printed in Sydney. Some years previously, the sisters received printmaking knowledge from a Hunter Valley neighbour, Samuel Thomas Gill, a skilled artist renowned for his lithographs of goldfields scenes. The plates for Australian Lepidoptera were then sent to be handcoloured in England, using original artworks by the sisters as a guide.It has been the unfortunate fate of many sets to be dispersed with the prints individually framed, and the letterpress by Alexander Scott discarded; complete examples of Volume II with all the parts intact are scarce.

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        Nous. Vous. Eux.

      La Vie Parisienne, Paris 1893 - Un volume grand in-4 (35 cm x 27,5 cm). 50 planches. Eux (8 planches), Les Claquedentistes (6 planches), Les Mamans (8 planches), La vie de château - Les invités (8 planches), Ce qu'on leur dit (2 planches), Ce qu'il disent (2 planches), Aux courses (1 planche), Sur la pelouse (1 planche), Au bois (1 planche), Départ pour le bal (1 planche), Chez le ministre (1 planche), Chez les snobs (1 planche), Chez les d'Aurec (1 planche), A l'Opera (3 planches), Une leçon (1 planche), Les satisfaits (1 planche), Les temps difficiles (1 planche), Les gas de l'ouest (1 planche), Les dernières cartouches (2 planches). Un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur papier japon et signé par l'auteur. 1/2 percaline à coins. Couvertures conservées. Exemplaire en bel état. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Syzygies and Lanrick. A Word Puzzle and a Game for Two Players

      

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        L'exilée

      Calmann Lévy, Paris 1893 - Un volume in-12 , demi maroquin bleu nuit à coins, tête dorée  ; auteur, titre et date dorés au dos, entre-nerfs ornés de vases de fleurs dorés  ; non rogné, témoins conservés, couvertures conservées. Reliure de l'époque signée de Victor Champs. [4], 269 pages, [2]. Recueil de nouvelles en partie originales comprenant  : Carmen Sylva (parue en pré-originale dans le Figaro en 1888), Une exilée (parue la même année chez la Société des Amis des Livres), Constantinople en 1890, Charmeurs de serpents, Un page oubliée de Madame Chrysanthème et Femmes japonaises. Loti qui venait d'entrer à l'académie française était alors au sommet de sa gloire et faisait aussi paraître la même année Matelot.Magnifique exemplaire, l'un des 75 sur Hollande, remarquablement relié. // One volume, 8vo, half dark blue morocco, top edge gilt, gilt ornate and gilt-lettered spine, untrimmed. Binding of the time signed by Victor Champs. [4], 269 pages, [2]. Collection of 6 short stories including 4 in first edition by Pierre Loti (1850-1923) a French novelist and naval officer mostly renown for his novels on Turkey, China, Japan or on Pacific and Atlantic oceans. One on the 75 deluxe copies printed on Holland laid paper. A gorgeous copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Riviere, Henri. - "Die Welle".

      - Historische Künstlergrafik. Farblithografie, um 1893. Von Henri Riviere. 29,0 x 46,0 cm (Darstellung) / 35,8 x 51,0 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung von Hand signiert "Henri Riviere". Mittig ein unlesbarer Stempel. Ferner in Bleistift bezeichnet "L' Estempe originale 1893, Henri Riviere Lithographie". - Seltene grafische Arbeit des fränzösischen Künstlers im Zeitgeist des Japonismus, welcher damals große Beliebtheit erlangte. Schöner Druck in mehreren Farben auf beigem Velinpapier. Künstlerisch anspruchsvolle Arbeit. - Unauffällige Randrisse fachmännisch restauriert. Diverse leichte Lagerspuren. Im linken Rand kleine Fehlstelle. Insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. Henri Riviere (1864 Paris - 1951 Sucy-en-Brie). Französischer Regisseur, Maler und Grafiker. Wurde für seine hochwertigen Grafiken über die Landesgrenzen hinaus bekannt. Freund von Paul Signac, der ihn auch ausbildete. Werke sind in mehreren Museen aufbewahrt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        New Map of Tokyo with 1,300 Cho References. By H. M. Tokyo, H. M. & Co., 1893.

      - "First Edition. 8vo, folded 16.5x10.5cm, unfolded 83x66cm, red cloth covers, linen backed map, lightly colored, with inset of Tsukiji Foreign Settlement [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bordeaux und seine Weine nach ihren Lagen und Klassen geordnet.

      Stettin, Bordeaux, Verlag von Friedrich Nagel, Feret et Fils, 1893. 8°. 19 cm. XVIII, 856 Seiten. Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste deutsche Ausgabe nach der gleichzeitigen, sechsten französischen Ausgabe übertragen von Paul Wendt. Mit gegen 400 Ansichten hervorragender Weinschlösser, gezeichnet von Eug. Vergez. Rücken und Vorsätze fachmännisch erneuert, Blätter teils wenig stockfleckig, ansonsten gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Wein / wine; Weinbuch, Weinliteratur/ book of wines, wine titerature

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        Silverpoints

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, London 1893 - 21.3 cm x 10.2 cm, pp. xxxviii. Binding by Charles Ricketts in green cloth with the design in gilt of wavy lines and rows of willow leaves in threes, small gilt title and author name boxed in gilt at top left of cover design, tiny "CR" monogram stamped to lower left of binding and tiny binder's stamp (Leighton, Son & Hodge) to lower right. The pattern was repeated on lower cover using the same brass block (now kept in the Bodleian Library). Considered one of Ricketts' greatest book designs. On recto of final leaf: Printed by Folkard XXII Devonshire Street Queen Square WC. Top edge trimmed, others deckled. Bookplate of Jas Woods on front pastedown, endpapers lightly browned, otherwise interior crisp and clean. Gilt on rear cover a bit coppery in places, otherwise a very good, bright copy of John Gray's notable first publication. Size: Narrow Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DEVIL'S DIAMOND

      Henry and Co., London 1893 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] [viii] [1] 2-279 [280: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "January 1893" inserted at rear, original green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A humorous novel about a malevolent, very possessive diamond that brings bad luck to all who possess it. This appears to be the author's first book. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A very good copy. A very scarce book. (#151757) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Achehnese, translated by A.W.S. O'Sullivan. Two volumes. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1906.

      Large 8vo. Pp. xxi, (5), 439, (1); (8), 384. Including half titles, frontispieces, many illustrations, one folding woodcut plate and two folding colour lithographed maps. Original cloth, few minor light marks to covers. Bookplate (Travis). First English edition of this fundamental work on Aceh, originally published in Dutch at Batavia 1893-95. The Indonesian region of Aceh located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra was the most wealthy, powerful and cultivated state in the Malacca Straits region in the early seventeenth century. The Aceh War between the Dutch and Muslim Sultinate of Aceh lasted for over 30 years (1873-1904) until the Dutch finally were able to put down the uprising. Snouck Hurgonie (1857-1936) was the leading Dutch expert on Islam at this time and advisor of Native Affairs to the colonial government of the Netherlands East Indies. He was commissioned by the Dutch government to produce an ethnographical study on Aceh. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, II, p. 1392

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        ALBUM DE FOTOGRAFIAS EN PIEL CON SELLO HERALDICO METALICO, ANTIGUAS, 1893, 70 FOTOS

      1893 - ALBUM DE FOTOGRAFIAS EN PIEL CON SELLO HERALDICO METALICO, ANTIGUAS, 1893, 70 FOTOS (DISTINTOS TAMAÑOS). 25X20. REF 10.2 BIBLIOTECA MRC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Chicago, 1893. Soft Cover. Very Good. This 61-page journal records a visit to the Chicago World's Fair between 23 June and 17 July 1893. Light wear to the journal. Easily read, legible handwriting. 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. Graham was a teen-age boy from a prominent family in Irvington, Indiana.. In this journal, hw 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.

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        Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado Their Pottery and Implements

      Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Soner. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. The first edition in English of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. Three-quarter leather over blue paper boards. Rubbed and bumped corners and edges, light soil on boards. One page and its tissue guards are loose. Light soil on edges, endpapers, and just a few text pages. Collated complete with 51 plates + 10 appendix plates as called for, including fine photogravures of the ruins with a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. This English edition, with many more plates than the Swedish version, was translated by D. LLoyd Morgan and contains an additional appendix, Human Remains from the Cliff Dwellings of The Mesa Verde by G. Retzius. Many maps and plans also illustrate the text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 179. ; B&W Photographs; 14 3/4" x 11 1/2"; 174 pp .

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        A Round of the Links:

      [? Edinburgh:] Privately printed, , 1893. Views of the Golf Greens of Scotland. Etched by George Aikman, A.R.S.A. from water colour drawings by John Smart, R.S.A. Oblong folio. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered on the front cover, gilt stamp of a golfer placing his ball, brown coated endpapers. Title page printed in red & black, 20 handcoloured etched plates printed on Japanese velleum by George Aikman after John Smart (with captioned thin paper guards), uncoloured vignettes within the platemark. Binding a little used and stained, inner hinges strengthened with linen, Dunbar plate slightly stained in margin, captioned guard to Musselburgh torn and soiled, other guards a little creased. First and limited edition, scarce, limitation not stated but the edition would have been small, this copy numbered 30 and signed by John Smart at the foot of the dedication page. Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), OCLC records only the copy at the LA84 Foundation; there have been two reproduction editions issued (1980 and 1986). A presentation label on the front cover bears a monogram (?ELS) and states that this copy was presented by a "Mrs Robt Ramsay". Both John Smart (1838-1899) and George Aikman (1830-1905) were natives of Edinburgh and both keen golfers. Twenty greens are depicted here: Dunbar, North Berwick, Gullane, Luffness, Musselburgh, Leith, Leven, Elie, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Montrose, Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling, Bruntsfield, Lanark, Glasgow, Machrihanish, Prestwick, and Troon. One of the most sought after golf books of the period.

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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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