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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands. Vol. I-XI

      London: Reeve, 1893-1907. 11 vols, . 8vo. HB. 11 vols, 8vo, orig. brown publisher's cloth, gt.; a little minor foxing/spotting to edges and prelims, owner's name to half-titles, o/w a fine clean set.. Small paper, un-illustrated edition (This edition does not have the hand-coloured plates found in the large paper edition). Complete in 11 volumes. Both editions are scarce..

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Octavo. Original limp vellum, yapp edges, title gilt to spine in Troy type, green silk ties, untrimmed. Printed on Flower paper in Chaucer type designed by William Morris, with shoulder notes and occasional lines of text in red; 2 woodcut borders (4 and 2), colophon vignette and 3-, 5-, 6- and 10-line initials throughout, all engraved by William Harcourt Hooper after designs by Morris. Woodcut bookplate of J. W. R. Brockelbank (1869-1926, rector of Longbridge Deverill, Wilts) to the front pastedown. A little light foxing to fore edge as usual, very small marginal spot to sig. A3 not affecting next, short (20 mm) closed tear to bottom edge of sig. B7 just touching woodcut border, nonetheless internally crisp and clean, tightly bound in a fresh example of the original vellum. An excellent copy. Limited edition, one of 300 copies, uncommon in this condition with the silk ties intact: "They are, incidentally, the most fragile part of the Kelmscott books and are broken on many copies" (Peterson p. xxxvi). The main text reproduces the second edition of Ralph Robinson's English translation, first published in 1551. Morris's "compromisingly Socialistic introduction" (Petersen) notably led an Eton master to cancel an order of 40 copies which he intended to distribute as prizes, though the entire run nonetheless sold out before the year's end. There were also 8 copies on vellum.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Royal Natural History. Edited by Richard Lydekker. With Preface by P.L. Sclater, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London. Illustrated with Seventy-Two Coloured Plates and Sixteen Hundred Engravings. BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN PUBLISHERS BINDING

      Frederick Warne,, 1893[-1896]. 6 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 6 fine chromolithograph frontispieces (all original tissue guards present save one), 66 fine coloured chromolithograph plates (all original tissue guards present), 1600 superb monochrome wood-engravings (57 full-page) in the text and patterned endpapers, endpapers mildly browned, neat contemporary signature on front paste-downs; original brown pictorial cloth, upper boards elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt and black with mounted illustration in blocked frame, backstrips blocked, lettered and numbered in gilt, bevelled boards, brown tops, joints mildly rubbed and worn else a very good, remarkably well-preserved copy in wholly unrestored publisher's binding. Nice set of this classic survey of the animal kingdom at the end of the neneteenth century. The plates and illustrations are by Kuhnert, Specht, Smit, Muetzel, Elwes, Wolf, Gambier Bolton and many other leading wildlife artists of the period. The set comprises: vol. I: Mammals; vol. II: Mammals; vol. III Mammals-Birds; vol. IV: Birds; vol. V: Reptiles, Fishes, etc., vol. VI: Invertebrates. Freeman 2362.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part IX

      London: BM(NH), 1893. v, 182, 20 col plates. 4to. HB. Orig. cloth, gt, minor rubbing; pages unopened; light water stain to bottom corner of boards, slightly affecting lower corner of pages/plates, but not affecting printed area; plates clean. Vg.. Part IX: The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        History of Engraving in England. English Engraving XVI to XIX Century. Illustrated by one hundred typical examples reproduced from rare and unique prints in the British Museum

      London - Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An incredibly impressivecollection of beautiful engravings from the British Museum, including works by Heath, Reynolds, and William Blake, amongst eminent others. A scarce work with some wear to the extreme margins of pages as to be expected, but with excellent width of margins leaving images unaffected. With103 plates, collated complete. The last three plates are numbered, with corresponding text pages, however are not on the contents pages. Complete in Three Volumes. Louis Alexander Fagan, 1845-1903, was an etcher and writer. In 1869 Fagan obtained a post of assistant in the department of prints and drawings at the British Museum. . . He rose to the position of senior assistant in 1887 but resigned on account of ill health in July 1892. Fagan's published works on art were largely relating to collections at the museum, although he was an artist in his own right, and illustrated many of his own books. Condition: Unbound plates, held in cloth cases. Externally, the cases areworn, with severalboards detached. Internally, the plates are generally bright and clean, with wear largely to the extreme margins. There are smalltears and chips to a number of margins not near images. There are tidemarks to the top margins of severaltext pages involume three. There is occasional slight browning, prominent to top margins. There is slight loss to the top of the text page for at leastplates XC and XCVIII. There are handling marks, as to be expected. There are ink library stamps and withdrawn stamps mercifully just to the versoof the plates, andusuallyto the lower margins of the text pages. There has been some offsetting from the stampsto thetext pages, that sometimes affects the text,and to thetissue guards, but none visible to the plates. There are ink marks to the head of Charles II, plateXLII. There aretidemarks toplates CII and CIII, thatonly slightly affect the illustrations. There are a few spots to plate XCVIII that do not seem to affect the illustration. Most of the tissue guards are present. Overall: The plates are VERY GOOD, withfair cloth cases..

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        Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

      London:: Tylston and Edwards, 1893 VG, 2nd ed, Lge paper Limited edition, 34 illustrations. In black cloth, gilt tooling & titles, corners & edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, gilt titles & tooling, edges bumped. Internally, half title, tissue guarded frontis, [4], (vii-xxi), [1], [2], [1], 2-243 pp, [1], [3] adverts, 34 illustrations (17 full page & 17 within text), t.e.g, others uncut, some light offsetting to blanks, bump to upper cover front edge, paper watermarked WM Arnold 189[2]?, limited to 200 copies only of this large paper edition, with the extra frontispiece designed specially by Letchford, & produced in photogravure, printed at the Meccan Press, 3, Soho Square, London, W. 11 Vampire tales, the first edition was published in 1870 & between 1893 & 2004 there were another 17 editions. (Penzer 83. Casada. Spink 44). A fascinating person to the many who knew him, Sir Richard Burton has also captured the interest of succeeding generations. There have been more than a dozen Burton biographies and at least three of Lady Burton. Virtually all of these have been published by trade presses and marketed to broad audiences. Burton has also been the subject of documentary films and fiction, perhaps most notably in William Harrison's novel Burton and Speke (1982), from which the film Mountains of the Moon (1990) was made. Many of Burton's books have been reprinted since his death, attaining a level of success far greater than during his lifetime. His wide range of accomplishments and enigmatic character, yet to be fully defined, make him continually attractive to researchers, writers, and readers. See ODNB.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)]
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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard Burton by his wife

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. VG to vg+. With numerous portraits, illustrations and maps. 2 volumes: 606 & 664 pp. Burton was one of the most adventurous explorers in history as well as a prolific travel writer. The volumes include much taken from Burton's own books and letters with an almost overwhelming amount of material. Two thick, heavy volumes. Better than vg condition, corners bumped. Elaborate original black gilt cloth binding.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        [Blake, William] The Works of William Blake Poetic, Symbolic and Critical

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. First edition. Three Volumes. Original publisher's green cloth with exquisite and heavily blocked gilt cover designs after Blake, gilt blocked design on spines with gilt lettering, light blue endsheets, TEG. A supremely attractive and fairly significant 1890's production providing ample information, biographical and artistic, as well as lithographic plates, fold-out charts, etc. In its day, the definitive work on Blake. This hefty and attractive three-volume set is rarely seen in fine condition, and our copy is undoubtedly the finest copy we have ever seen and the finest on the net available.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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      Privately printed, 1893, 1894., 1893-94. Two manuscript letters; 8 x 5; 2 pp. and 4 pp., respectively; blank ink on lined paper; horizontal fold lines; thin splits to edges of creases; scattered spots of foxing; good to very good condition. The letters, dated Oct. 14, 1893 in Virginia City and May 4, 1894 in Hot Springs, present a sad picture of a miner, wandering the West in search of work and trying to stay in touch with his wife who had, apparently, left to stay with relatives in La Porte, CA for her poor health. Once a booming mining town called "the richest city in America" after the discovery of the Comstock Lode and considered the "birthplace" of Samuel Clemens' famous pen name, by the 1890s Virginia City's appeal was drawing to a close as the mines were running out of ore and, as Samuel McCleave wrote: "...this place is getting worse every day, there are only five of us working altogether...I have not been so well since you left and I may go to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a while when the mine shuts down...there is more sickness here than ever before..." He, apparently, did go to Hot Springs as his second letter was written in that city in the Spring of 1894 and contained a desperate plea for Emma (his wife) to answer his letters. "I could not eat nor sleep, sometimes I would think you were dead...Emma you have not gone back on me...if I thought you had I would lose all faith in women and I would never want to see one again as long as I lived...hope to be able to leave this place soon. I don't know where I shall go yet, I will try and get work the first place I can. The Pacific Coast is dull, but down here is a great deal worse....." Interestingly Samuel McCleave was 39 years of age at the time of his first letter and his wife, Emma, was 22 years of age. They were married in 1893, and he set off to Nevada to find work sometime after their marriage and she apparently stayed with relatives in California.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Sur une mère d'astrolabe Arabe du XIIIe siècle (609 de l'Hégire) portant un calendrier perpétuel avec correspondance musulmane et chretienne. (Extrait du Journal Asiatique).

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1893. - 8vo. 125, (1) pp., final blank f. With 2 double plates and several tables, diagrams and illustrations in the text. Original printed wrappers. First separate edition of this rare study in Islamic astronomy, describing a copper astrolabe made in Seville in 609 A.H. (1212/13 A.D.) by Muhammad ibn Fattouh al-Khamairy. - Occasional brownstaining, still a very good, clean copy, uncut and untrimmed. Creswell 604. OCLC 17716842. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Ny jord. Roman.

      København 1893. 8vo. 460 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Blått). Svak plett på fordekkel. Svak fargeslitasje på rygg og kanter. Ex libris på forsats, ellers et fint eks

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        History Of Bilston In The County Of Stafford. A Record Of Its Archaeology, Ecclesiology, Parochialia Folk Law and Bibliography

      John Price, Bilston 1893 - Tight binding which is very, very slightly cocked. Gilt lettering to spine and brown blind-stamped boards. Fold-out map. Includes 'copious extracts from the parish registers'. A very good copy with minor edge wear to top and bottom of spine and slightly bumped corners. Presents very well. A very scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Juniper Books]
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        Shanghai Bund. Tuck Tai. Photographer. [Title Label on Cover].

      [1893].. 14 albumen prints mounted on joined card accordion style, worn half leather with gilt decoration, red leather title label gilt laid down upper cover. Accordion folds have been strengthened with a layer of Japanese paper using wheat starch paste. Lower edges damp damaged mainly on each board's lower margins, some damage to the lower edge of the photographs themselves approximately 1 x 16cm. One image torn and repaired with 1 x 2.5cm loss at lower edge. Occasional spotting. Album measures 22.8 x 28.3cm closed. Photographs measure approximately 20.2 x 27.5cm. Rare album of albumen prints of the Shanghai Bund which includes 10 photographs taken during the severe winter of 1892-3. It was a winter of unparalleled cold, at least in European experience, when a great deal of snow fell on the city. Nineteenth century photographs of snow scenes of Shanghai are rare and we have not been able to locate copies of most of these images elsewhere. The photographs show: a snowy street scene, with passers-by, looking south along the Bund towards the French Concession; the Shanghai Club in snow with a few pedestrians and a rickshaw and its driver waiting for business; looking north at the Russell Building in snow with passers-by; looking across the street to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank with a rickshaw driver, clearly cold, waiting for a fare in foreground surrounded by snow; a street scene looking north along the Bund featuring the Mercantile Bank of India, rickshaws and many pedestrians in snow; Nanjing Road corner from the adjacent grass lawns show the Oriental Bank, Central Hotel and David Sassoon Buildings with .

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        Lady Windemere's Fan. A Play About a Good Woman

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, London 1893 - 134pp; 14pp adverts. Language: eng G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine rebacked. Cover fading with some light soiling. Fep loose otherwise contents firm. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Scattered browning Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goblin Market.

      Macmillan, London. 1893 - First edition with these illustrations. Narrow octavo. 63 pages. Tissue-guarded title-page, 12 full-page illustrations and other vignettes by Laurence Housman. Original green elaborate gilt cloth. All edges gilt. This is one of the most highly celebrated publications in the Eighteen-Nineties art nouveau style. Bookplate by Reynolds Stone on front pastedown. Cloth superficially rubbed at head and tail of spine. Endpapers spotted as usual. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Die Grossindustrie des Königreichs Sachsen in Wort und Bild. Band 2.

      Leipzig. Eckert & Pflug, Kunstverlag, 1893. - ., mit 2 montierten Porträttafeln des Königspaares als Frontispizes, mit 91 Tafeln, 4°. 34,7 x 29,2 cm. 120 Seiten, Vorwort von Hermann Pilz, In befriedigendem Zustand. der Einband stark berieben, an beiden Rückenkapitalen angerissen, am Kopf mit großem Fehlstück im Bezug (ca. 5,5 cm), die Einbandecke stark bestoßen und berieben, der Buchblock sauber und gut, mit papierbedinger geringer Bräune, mit sehr instruktiven Tafelabbildungen. Eine Ehrengabe für Se. Majestät König Albert von Sachsen gewidmet von den dankbaren Groß-Industriellen. Zweiter Teil (von zwei), Die in Wort und Bild beschriebenen Industrien gehören allen nur denkbaren Branchen an: Weberei Brauerei, Buchdruck, Effektenproduktion, Motoren- und Porzellanfabrikatur - Sachsen war eine der Wiegen der deutschen Industrie im beginnenden 19. Jahrhundert. Halbleder mit aufwendiger Blindprägung, goldgeprägter Deckel- und Rückentitel, Dreiseitengoldschnitt, Hardcover in Leder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings

      London: J.M. Dent and Copany, 1893. Leather bound. Sixty volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Alexandre Dumas. The Illustrated Library Edition limited to fifty copies which this is number 48. Bound in three quarter red morocco between marbled boards, floral gilt decorations to spines, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A beautiful bound set. Very good.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1893 - 1893 Wisden Paperback

      1893. Hi and Welcome to our Store. This lot is an 1893 Wisden Paperback. It is in very good condition. The covers are a little bit dark with some signs of wear, the spine paper is complete, possible touch ups, very nice inside, excellent photoplate although some foxing ans stamps to rear of the photoplate. Overall Very good.

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        The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur of his noble knights of the round table. Segue: The Morte Darthur Portfolio, reproductions of eleven designs omitted from the first edition of le Mort Darthur, London, Dent & Sons, 1927.

      J. M. Dent, 1893-94 1893-94, London - 4 volumi in-4°, pp. XC, 1-290; (4), 291-664; (4), 665-990, (1); 16 e 14 di tavole f.t., (1); illustrato da 2 superbi frontespizi su carta india (al I e III vol.) e 18 tavole f.t. in xilografia (di cui 5 a doppia pagina) e 13 tavole omesse nelle precedenti edizioni nel volume di portfolio, il tutto magistralmente inciso da Beardsley e circa 350 vignette in xilografia nel testo, capolettera stampati in rosso. Legatura di lusso in piena pergamena con ricche impressioni in oro ai dorsi e ai piatti raffiguranti gigli su disegno di Beardsley, tagli superiori in oro. Alcune bruniture (come sovente) alle tavole dovute alla qualità della carta, ma nel complesso buono, esemplare in barbe. Di questa edizione sono stati tirati 300 copie su "Dutch hand made paper" e 1500 copie ordinarie. Il nostro esemplare fa parte della tiratura di lusso, esemplare n. 153 per i tre volumi e 151 per il portfolio. Straordinario insieme dell'opera più significativa e importante di Beardsley, raro a trovarsi tutti e quattro i volumi rilegati in pergamena. 4 vols. in-4°, pp. XC, 1-290; (4), 291-664; (4), 665-990, (1); 16 e 14 of plates, (1); with two mounted frontispieces on india paper, and 18 full page wood engravings, including five double-page, numerous text illustrations, chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. Occasional foxing. All bound uncut in orig. full vellum with top edges gilt. Spines and frontboards with a bold gilt design by Beardsley. Enclosed "Morte Darthur Portfolio". Bound to match the 3 vols. Set in original full vellum (spine in half brown calf) with front board designed by Beardsley. This set constitute one of only 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper of the deluxe edition (large paper copy). In 1892 the publisher John M. Dent, seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, commisioned the 20 year-old Beardsley to produce this edition of la Morte d'Arthur. The 351 designs appearing in the edition required eighteen months for Beardsley to complete. If he had never illustrated another book, this edition colud stand as a monument of decorative book illustration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hermetic Museum, Restored And Enlarged: Most Faithfully Instructing All Disciples Of The Sopho-Spagyric Art How That Greatest And Truest Medicine Of The Philosopher's Stone May Be Found And Held IN [COMPETE IN TWO VOLUMES & A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES. NO 21 & SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER JAMES ELLIOTT]

      James Elliott, London, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Signed by person(s) connected with book. [COMPETE IN TWO VOLUMES & A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES. NO 21 & SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER JAMES ELLIOTT]. Now First Done Into English From The Latin Original Published At Frankfort In The Year 1678; Containing Twenty-Two Most Celebrated Chemical Tracts. Contents: Volume I. Chapters I. The Golden Tract II. The Golden Age Restored III. The Sophic Hydrolith IV. A Demonstration Of Nature V. A Short Tract, Or Philosophical Summary VI. The Only True Way VII. The Glory Of The World; Or, Table Of Paradise VIII> A Tract Of Great Price IX. A Very Brief Tract Concerning The Philosophical Stone X. The Book Of Lambspring XI. The Golden Tripod. Volume II. Chapters I. The Chemical Treatise Of Thomas Norton II. The Terstament Of Cremer III. The New Chemical Light IV. The New Chemical Light V. An Open Entrance To The Closed Palace Of The King VI. a Subtle Allegory Concerning The Secrets Of Alchemy VII VIII & IX. The Three Treatises Of Philalethes X. John Frederick Helvetius' Golden Calf XI. The All-Wise Doorkeeper.Books - in Near Very Good dark green boards with gilt lettering - slight marking to the boards, some slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners, extreme ends of the spines and a touch of wear to the edge of the spine to volume two. Contents, some browning and spotting to paste downs, end papers and half title page, slight spotting to the occasional page otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive set of this rare and important work Size: 8.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches. xi, 357, 322 pages. Illustrated with full page black and white diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8936.. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Eigenh. Visitenkarte mit U.

      O. O., Ende 1893. - 1 S. Visitkartenformat. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Dianen's Gunst und Waidmannsheil! für 1894. Herzliche Glückwünsche zum Jahreswechsel". - Aufgewachsen im Salzburger Exil der Familie Habsburg-Toskana, durchlief der Sohn Großherzog Ferdinand IV. und Alice von Parmas eine militärische Laufbahn bis zum Feldmarschall. Mitten im Ersten Weltkrieg, im Juni 1915 bat er um seine Demissionierung und wurde, ebenso wie sein Bruder Josef Ferdinand Salvator, beurlaubt. "General Auffenberg warf ihm in seinen Memoiren vor, durch ungeschicktes Taktieren die Einkesselung der russischen fünften Armee bei Komarow verhindert zu haben" (Hamann, Habsburger, 382). Später doch wieder im Krieg installiert, wurde Peter Ferdinand von Kaiser Karl zum General der Infanterie bestellt und stand u. a. an der Tiroler Westfront im Gefecht. Nach dem Krieg anfänglich mit seiner Familie in der Schweiz domiziliert, kehrten der Erzherzog und seine Familie in den späten dreißiger Jahren nach Österreich zurück, wo ihm eine geringe Ehrenpension bewilligt wurde.

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        Hermetic Museum, Restored And Enlarged: Most Faithfully Instructing All Disciples Of The Sopho-Spagyric Art How That Greatest And Truest Medicine Of The Philosopher's Stone May Be Found And Held IN [COMPETE IN TWO VOLUMES & A LIMITED ... (Truncated)

      James Elliott, 1893, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Signed by person(s) connected with book. Full Book Title: Hermetic Museum, Restored And Enlarged: Most Faithfully Instructing All Disciples Of The Sopho-Spagyric Art How That Greatest And Truest Medicine Of The Philosopher's Stone May Be Found And Held IN [COMPETE IN TWO VOLUMES & A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES. NO 21 & SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER JAMES ELLIOTT]. [COMPETE IN TWO VOLUMES & A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES. NO 21 & SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER JAMES ELLIOTT]. Now First Done Into English From The Latin Original Published At Frankfort In The Year 1678; Containing Twenty-Two Most Celebrated Chemical Tracts. Contents: Volume I. Chapters I. The Golden Tract II. The Golden Age Restored III. The Sophic Hydrolith IV. A Demonstration Of Nature V. A Short Tract, Or Philosophical Summary VI. The Only True Way VII. The Glory Of The World; Or, Table Of Paradise VIII> A Tract Of Great Price IX. A Very Brief Tract Concerning The Philosophical Stone X. The Book Of Lambspring XI. The Golden Tripod. Volume II. Chapters I. The Chemical Treatise Of Thomas Norton II. The Terstament Of Cremer III. The New Chemical Light IV. The New Chemical Light V. An Open Entrance To The Closed Palace Of The King VI. a Subtle Allegory Concerning The Secrets Of Alchemy VII VIII & IX. The Three Treatises Of Philalethes X. John Frederick Helvetius' Golden Calf XI. The All-Wise Doorkeeper.Books - in Near Very Good dark green boards with gilt lettering - slight marking to the boards, some slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners, extreme ends of the spines and a touch of wear to the edge of the spine to volume two. Contents, some browning and spotting to paste downs, end papers and half title page, slight spotting to the occasional page otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive set of this rare and important work Size: 8.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches. xi, 357, 322 pages. Illustrated with full page black and white diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8936.

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      Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1893., 1893. First Edition. 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" original red cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, all edges marbled, c, 516 pp., complete with 17 maps in color (some folded) and 22 plans (some folded). Tipped to the front free-endpaper is a sheet from a physician's prescription pad on which he has written from Arlington's Hotel Washington to the Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs, Virginia. The first Baedeker guide to the United States, and the first to be written in English. An extensive guide-book with maps and plans of all major cities, and tourist destinations such as Yellowstone National Park, the Battlefield of Gettysburg, the Grand Canyon, the Yosemite, and including Mexico. Including a brief history of the U.S. and since the country is so large a range of suggested tours: "The plan of tour must depend entirely on the traveller's taste and the time he has at his disposal. It is manifestly impossible to cover more than a limited section of so vast a territory in an ordinary travelling season; but the enormous distances are practically much diminished by the comfortable arrangements for travelling at night. Among the grandest natural features of the country, one or other of which should certainly be visited if in any wise practicable, are Niagara Falls, the Yellowstone Park, the Yosemite Valley, Alaska, and the Grand Canon of the Colorado. Along with these may be mentioned the canons, mountains, and fantastic rocks of Colorado, the grand isolated snow-covered volcanic cones of the Pacific coast, the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, the Cavern of Luray, the Natural Bridge of Virginia, and the Shoshone Falls...." (page xxiii) Using his own travel experiences, Karl Baedeker guided the tourist to the main attractions at each location, saving travelers the expense of both time and of hiring their own guide. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. For the serious tourist a Baedeker guide was indispensable. The rear free-endpaper is detached and present. Otherwise, this is a clean, tight example of the guidebook. Very good.

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        THOUGHTS Of IDLE HOURS. Volume 1, 1862 - 1890. Volume 2, 1889 - 1893

      (v. p.), 1893. Half-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards. Bindings well worn, with Vol 1 lacking top 2" of spine leather. Some gatherings sprung. Vol 2 with color printed ticket "Fred W. Barry / Manufacturer of Account Books / Boston" to front paste-down. Vol 2 with boards held by cords. A Good set only.. 350; 310 [283 with mss text] pp. Volume 1 with 262 poems; Volume 2 with 62 poems/works. Mss glosses throughout. Tipped-in note & newspaper clipping following p. 229 in v. 1. Laid-in are 2 newspaper clippings, 2 envelopes, one mss poem, one mss receipt & a "R. L. Hale, Carpenter and Jobber" business card. Drawings of Columbus Statue + 2 other figures, v. 2. p. 215, which illustrates the 7 page poem, "On Seeing The Statue of Columbus. "The Three Farraguts", 3 drawings p. 219, v. 2, illustrates the poem, "On See the Farragut Statue." 8-1/4" x 6-3/4" Hale the author of the famous California Gold Rush journal, "Log of a Forty-Niner", published in 1923 from a manuscript given to his daughter. Here, in these two commonplace volumes of poetry, Hale treats a number of different subjects & themes, from the Civil War, to labor unrest. In volume 1, he begins Feb. 11, 1862, with "Our Country's Call", concluding, 349 pages later, with "One by One", a lament on the passing of hopes & dreams. Volume 2 begins with a 20 page piece entitled "An Appeal", dated 1889, and concludes with "The Sturdy Old Judge", which Hale notes refers to Judge Andrews of Danvers, Mass "one of our old friends". A unique compilation wherein Hale reflects, via the medium of poetry, on divers aspects of live as experienced in the latter half of the 19th C.

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        ALS Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst, campaigner who brought down corrupt Tammany Hall.

      1893 - ALS from Charles Henry Parkhurst (1842 - 1933), American social reformer and minister, on Boston Athletic Association letterhead, dated Oct. 1893: "Your letter reaches me at a moment when I am engaged in a pretty hot fight and the only sentiment that seems to me on the [topic?] is a quotation from St. Paul: "Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil". This quotation is likely a reference to the undercover anti-corruption work that Parkhurst was personally engaged in at the time; he had gone in disguise to collect hard evidence of police-protected crime demanded by a New York municipal grand jury. Parkhurst went to gambling saloons, prostitution dens and after hours saloons to gather the proof of crime and police extortion which he presented in a sermon to the scandlized city.Parkhurst had been elected president of the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime, and had challenged Tammany Hall from his pulpit. Parkhurst's campaign against Tammany led to the appointment of the investigatory Lexow Committee, and the eventual election of a reform minded mayor. [with] the title page to 'Our Fight with Tammany', by Parkhurst, Scribner's 1895. Title page with previous owner name, Joseph H. Randle. ALS folded, 4 1/ x 7". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Etudes de M. A. Wauters [Sammelband von 9 Schriften].

      Bruxelles, 8°,18; 71; 40; 24; 25-127; 128-182; 25 S., 1 Falttafel; 8; 14; , Privat-HLwd. d. Zeit, Rückentitel golggeprägt., Min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig. «Style gothique et Style ogival». Henri Lamertin. 1893; Récherches sur l´histoire de l´école flamande de peinture avant et pedant la première moitié du XVe siècle. F. Hayez. 1883; Récherches sur l´histoire de l´école flamande de peinture. Les coxie & Théodore van Loon. F. Hayez. 1884; Récherches sur l´histoire de l´école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle. première fascicule. F. Hayez. 1882 [zweimal beigebunden]; Récherches sur l´histoire de l´école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle. deuxième fascicule. F. Hayez. 1882; Récherches sur l´histoire de l´école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle. troisième fascicule. F. Hayez; Pièces relatives au Litige existant entré la ville de Bruxelles et la commune de Saint-josse-Ten-Noode au sujet de leurs limites respectives. J. Baertsoen. 1894; Quelques réflexions a propos de l´imitation de Jésus-Christ. F. Hayez. 1888; Classe des lettres. Académie royale de Belgique. 1884; Note en réponse aux critiques dont la table chronologique des chartes et diplomes a été l´objet. Henri Lamertin. 1893; Wauters. Alphonse. (1817-1898). belg. Historiker wurde 1842 Archivar der Stadt Brüssel. in deren Auftrag er 1861-92 öffentliche Geschichtsvorlesungen hielt. Empfing 1892 den Titel eines Honorarprofessors. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kunst - Kunstgeschichte 19 Jht. Kunst - Kunstgeschichte, Gotik

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        Étude des perfectionnements apportés dans la culture et l'emploi des levures destinées à la production des boissons alcooliques

      1893 - de 89 et (5) pages Nancy, Imprimerie nancéienne, 1893, in-8, de 89 et (5) pages, exemplaire broché, sous papier cristal (dos avec manque), Exemplaire de Louis Pasteur, portant un envoi envoi autographe de l'auteur au célèbre biologiste. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the Sisters Bronte: The Professor; Jane Eyre; Villette; Shirley; Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Agnes Grey; Wuthering Heights

      London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1893. Octavo, 12 volumes. One of 150 Large Paper Edition, this is number 19. Elegantly bound in three quarters morocco. Gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt marbled endpapers. Illustrated in each volume. In fine condition. A very attractive set.

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        Poems Dramatic and Lyrical by John Leicester Warren, Lord De Tabley.

      London & New York: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Macmillan & Co, 1893. One of 100 special copies in a splendid full vellum & gilt Ricketts binding. One of 100 special copies on japanese vellum. 5 illustrations by Charles Ricketts plus a reproduction of the bookplate by William Bell Scott for the author. Pp. xiv, 213. 8vo., original full vellum elaborately decorated in gilt to a design by Charles Ricketts with his monogram in gilt. Very mild bowing to the boards as usual, a few small marks but generaly a very good copy. With the bookplates of Sir John Leslie of Glasnough Castle and his son Shane Leslie who has added an ink inscription "Shane Leslie, in Limerick, Jan 1946". Shane Leslie, cousin of Winston Churchill and from an important Anglo-Irish family, was a prolific writer and great advocate of Irish Home Rule. Lord De Tabley (1835-1895) was a very distinguished bibliophile, numismatist and botanist who achieved recognition with this collection of poems. Drinkwater wrote of him, after placing him in the second rank of poetry, "of the essential elements of poetry there is scarecely one which which he was not richly, very richly endowed..he perceived the world clearly and intensely as a poet...he had a great sense of diction and an almost phenomenal vocabulary, and his poetic temper was nobly sensitive to all thrilling and poignant beauty. And yet, for all his splendid qualities, his is not among the great names..never was there more exasperating genius".

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        The tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane.

      [colophon: Hammersmith: Pr. by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). [4], 96, [2] pp.. 1893] Lovely example of a Kelmscott small-format press production: the first of a series of four medieval French romances both translated and printed by Morris, this one about the lovely and virtuous but cruelly defamed Jehane, who regains her good name by masquerading as her husband's squire. Morris printed a total of 365 copies, 350 of which were on paper, as is this example; the opening double-page spread features one of his unmistakable white-on-black grapevine borders, and the subsequent black-letter text is highlighted with decorative capitals and with subject headings printed in red. Binding: Stunning signed binding by Leonard Mounteney, exhibition finisher for Rivière & Son: full green levant morocco, covers and spine lavishly gilt-tooled with red morocco floral onlays. Board edges with gilt roll; inside, gilt dentelles and doublures of red watered silk. Top edge gilt. Uncut copy. Binding as above, spine slightly darkened with rubbing to raised bands; in later and thoroughly fresh marbled paper–covered slipcase. Original blue paper wrappers bound in. => A jewel to be treasured.

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        Hrsg. v. Otto Hupp. Jg. 1890, 1893, 1899 (15. Jg.) - 1932 (45. Jg.), 1934, 1935. Mit hunderten v. farb. Wappen gezeichn. v. O. Hupp mit ausführl. Erläuterungen zu den einz. Wappen.

      Mchn - 38 Hefte. schm.4°. farb. ill. OKtn. Jg. 1893 mit Fehlstellen am Hinterdeckel, 1899 u. 1900 mit Verletzung am Rücken, sonst von guter Erhaltung! Beiliegend: Ankündigung des 48. Jahrgangs 1932 mit rückseitigem Verzeichnis aller seit 1895 erschienenen Fürsten- und Adelswappen. (31,5 x 56 cm) 1.100 gr.

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        Hardenburg Mining Company Archive from Jackson, California

      Jackson, CA. Very Good. N.D.. Ephemera. 95 pieces in protective sleeves, in very good condition. This collection of receipts, letters, and other documents comes from the Hardenburg Mining Company in California's Gold Country, near the town of Jackson. Most have dates from 1893-1895. The business receipts include billheads from E. Ginocchio and Bro. General Merchandise, Garbarini Bros. Blacksmiths and Wagonmakers, the Amador County tax collector, the Amador Ledger, and G. W. Weller Dealer in Stoves and Tinware, Hardware, Cutlery, Crockery, Paints, Oils, Etc. , and more, recording purchases of everything from tires to shoes and Borax. A 1900 signed letter on personal letterhead is from John F. Davis, attorney and owner of the larger Esmeralda Mine. These papers contain a wealth of information on the daily expenses and conducted business of a gold mine in 19th century California. .

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        The Works of William Blake.

      3 vols. London: Quaritch, 1893. 3 vols., large 8vo, profusely illustrated. Original green cloth richly stamped in gilt, custom slipcases, the finest conceivable copy. First edition of one of the most influential works on Blake. “The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance” (Bentley 369, who cautions that the scholarly value of the work is at best uneven). The book is treasured by devotees of gilt-stamped bindings, of which this is a striking example.

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        Les Opinions de Monsieur Jérôme Coignard.

      Éditeur Calmann Lévy, Paris 1893, 1st ed. Elegantly bound uncut with the orig. wrappers in dark red half morocco, in slipcase [Alix]. This copy inscribed and signed by Anatole France. Inserted one small two sides handwritten and signed card from Anatole France, fine copy.. 16022020

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        Konvolut von 8 Bänden zu Vogelausstellungen in München. - Katalog zur ... Allgemeinen Vogel-Ausstellung insbesondere von Gesangs-, Figuren- & Farben-Kanarien sowie von Exoten und solchen Gegenständen, welche auf Schutz und Zucht der Vögel Bezug haben, abgehalten ... zu München in der Zeit ... vom ... mit ...

      München, 1893 - 1910.. Jeweils zwischen 32 und 40 S. Blaue OLwd.-Bde. Vorhanden sind die Bde. 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 und 26. - Jeweils mit Mitgliederlisten und Listen der ausgestellten Vögel und ihrer Preise. Amüsant sind die tls. recht eingehenden Beschreibungen der sprachlichen Fähigkeiten der angeboten oder zu prämierenden Papageien. - Sehr gut erhalten!

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      Lawrence and Bullen, 1893 The Guild of Women-Binders was founded by Frank Karslake (who also founded The Hampstead Bindery) in 1898. It operated until 1904 as a loosely-knit federation of women binders from such groups as the Edinburgh Social Union, the Kirkby Lonsdale Handicraft Class, the Chiswick Art Workers' Guild, and Miss Bassett's Leighton Buzzard Handicraft Class for crippled girls, among others. Some of the more outstanding women binders represented by the Guild included Miss Constance Karslake, Miss Edith de Rheims, Florence de Rheims, Miss Helen Schofield, Mrs. Frances Knight, Mrs. Macdonald, Miss Lilian Overton, and Miss Edwards. The Guild, together with its counterpart, The Hampstead Bindery, published The Bookbindings of To-morrow in 1902, and held both exhibitions and sales of their bindings at Sotheby's.  This copy of the second edition of Nisbet's, Russian Fairy Tales, illustrated by C. M Gere, is bound in full Niger morocco, hand embossed with a design of oak branches and acorns, bordered with triple gilt rules.  The design is repeated on the six-paneled spine.  Gauffered green stained edges with gilt ornaments.  Marbled endleaves.  Laid-in is an advertising sheet, explaining the "Niger Binding".   This binding is signed twice, once with the Guild binder's ticket and stamp on the verso of the front free endpaper and additionally a leather label showing Chiswick Art Guild on the lower inside cover.  An exceptional example of the Guild's scarce embossed bindings. A fine copy.

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      1893 - [with 1893 dust jacket] With Forty-six Illustrations by Harry Furniss. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. 5 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, with dust jacket. First Edition of Carroll's conclusion to his 1889 novel/fairy tale, written with an even more serious tone than the earlier book. We say "novel/fairy tale" because that's exactly what it is: one plot is set in the real (Victorian) world, and touches upon serious issues such as religion and morality, while the other concurrent plot is set in the fantasy world of Fairyland, filled with nonsense elements and poems (à la Alice).~Included are many illustrations, often bordering on the grotesque, by Harry Furniss. The dedicatory verse hides the name of the dedicatee (Enid Stevens) in the third letter of each line.~This is a fine, bright copy of this handsome volume. Included is the dust jacket, grey paper printed in dark blue (with "cash price 7/6net" printed on its spine -- which agrees with the price on the book's title page, "price three half-crowns" -- though it does appear as if a label with a different price may once have resided there). The jacket is in very good condition, virtually entirely present, with grey reinforcing paper applied on the verso to the top and bottom half-inch. Williams Madan & Green 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jacobi Kirchhof in Hamburg. Tempera auf Leinwand.

      [Hamburg] 1893 - Etwa 120 : 150 cm. Einfacher, schmaler Holzrahmen. Arthur Illies, Verzeichnis der Bilder Nr. 172. - Ausstellung »Arthur Illies. Das Frühwerk Gemälde und Graphik 1890-1914«, zusammengestellt von Carsten Meyer-Tönnesmann im Museum für das Fürstentum Lüneburg, 3. April bis 13. Mai 1984. Gemälde Nr. 2. - Aus der Frühzeit von Arthur Illies, der mit 23 Jahren hier gleichsam sein Meisterstück schuf. Im Jahr zuvor beendete er sein Kunststudium in München und siedelte sich auf Anraten Alfred Lichtwarks nach Hamburg an. - Der Blick des Betrachters wird aus dem Osten Richtung Westen auf den mit Fachwerkhäusern umbauten Kirchhof gelenkt. Über den Torbogen in der Steinstraße 124 war der Zugang zum Hof möglich. Diese Ensemble ist mittlerweile gänzlich verschwunden. -Noch ganz im Banne des Naturalismus' zeigt die Szenerie ein junges Geschwisterpaar (?), das vor dem Hintergrund der Fachwerkhäuser seinen Weg findet. Die winterliche Abend-Atmosphäre lässt eine ruhige, leicht melancholische Stimmung entstehen. - Die Farbgebung ist überwiegend in Brauntönen gehalten. Der Fokus wird durch Lichtgebung auf die beiden Kinder im Vordergrund gelenkt. Ihre ernste und anmutige Haltung gibt Anlass für Vermutungen zu ihrem Schicksal. - Der Maler notierte zu Entstehung und Verkauf des Bildes: »Noch ein weiteres Motiv [aus Hamburg] ist der Jacobikirchhof. Ich will dieses Bild im Großformat machen, aber das lässt sich an Ort und Stelle natürlich nicht durchführen. Daher gehe ich jeden Morgen zum Jacobifriedhof, präge mir den Eindruck ein und male dann ein paar Stunden im Atelier. [.] Nachdem die große Kunstausstellung geschlossen ist, habe ich meinen 'Jacobikirchhof' verpackt und nach München zur Secession geschickt. Gleich nach der Eröffnung der Secessionsausstellung kommt ein Telegramm aus München, dass das Bild verkauft ist« (Arthur Illies, Aus Tagebuch und Werk, S. 61/62). - Das Gemälde ist gänzlich unterlegt, doubliert, und somit sind verschiedene Risse in der Darstellung repariert, u. a. ein gezackter Riss in der unteren Bildmitte von etwa 70 cm. Brüderchen und Schwesterchen 35000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pony Race for Polo Ponies

      New York: Henry T. Thomas, 1893. Heliotype. Very good condition apart from some minor soiling in the margins, a few small losses in the top right and left corners, and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. A fine plate depicting the fourth of six races run at the Hempstead Farms on October 19, 1893, from the nineteenth-century publication 'Sporting Incidents'. Introduced to America by the British settlers, horse racing has been a popular spectator sport since the mid-seventeeth century. "Pony-racing, particularly, has taken a firm hold upon the fancy of its followers, and, under the wise and sportsmanlike influence of the American Hunt and Pony Racing Association, the popularity of this form of sport has steadily increased." (Steele) Published during America's Gilded Age, 'Sporting Incidents' is a portfolio of elaborate illustrations depicting equine sporting events and accompanied by H. Milford Steele's eloquent descriptions of the history and status of these activities. It was primarily intended to glorify the increasingly fashionable sports of coaching, hunting, polo and steeple chasing. In its introduction, Colonel William Jay, a founding member of the Coaching Club, extolled the beneficial effect such activities had on the health, behaviour, and moral character of both participants and spectators and explained that the "aim of the artist in this book has been to reproduce such horses and carriages with such details of their equipment as may be useful as hints to those who need them, at the same time furnishing a standard of correctness in such matters."

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        Landscape Gardening in Japan [together with:] Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan: Second and Revised Edition

      Tokyo: Printed by the Hakabunsha (volume II by The Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha)... Published and sold by Kelly and Walsh, Limited,, 1893 & 1912. 2 volumes, folio. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered and decorated front covers, back covers stamped in blind, gilt patterned endpapers. 37 plates (including some tinted lithographs) and numerous illustrations to the text in volume I, volume II with 40 tissue-guarded collotype plates from photographs. Spines a little rolled, a few light marks to back cover of volume I, cloth split at foot of back joint on volume II (but quite sound), a few other light peripheral abrasions, scattered foxing. An excellent set. First edition of volume I, second and revised edition of volume II. In 1876 Conder (1852-1920) was contracted to the Japanese Imperial Government as professor of architecture at the Imperial College of Engineering, which "involved him in teaching the first generation of architects in the Western tradition and in acting as architect to the new energetic and innovative Japanese government Â… [however] Conder arrived in Japan receptive to it and to its culture. He taught his students to admire and be proud of the great Japanese temples and castles" (ODNB). The present work is demonstrative of this reciprocity, being the first study to introduce the Japanese garden aesthetic to Western readers. A handsomely produced work, and an essential addition to any gardening library. The superb collotypes in the supplement were produced by the great Japanese photographic pioneer Ogawa from his own photographs.

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      London Paris & Melbourne: Cassell and Comapny, 1893. First edition. Fine. First edition. x, 371p., 9 leaves ads. Bound by Sickles in full sage crushed morocco, t.e.g., with gilt-titled spine with dark strapwork around the bands extending onto the covers, the covers with outer corners ornamented with gilt roses and vines the petals onlaid in red and with central gilt monogram, fancy dentelles and green silk endpapers, Original cloth spine and cover bound in rear. Beinecke 588; Princeton 54; Prideaux 39.

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