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        Hell Up to Date. The reckless journey of R. Palasco Drant, newspaper correspondent, through the infernal regions, as reported by himself.

      Chicago: The Schulte Publishing Company, 1893 - Oblong quarto. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to front cover black. Spine rolled, tips worn, cloth slightly marked, damp ring to front cover, a little soiling to contents, illustrations bright. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and 48 illustrations. First hardback edition of Young's first book. It was published simultaneously in wrappers, and was preceded by a deluxe, larger-format issue, in 1892, under the alternative title "Hades Up To Date". A comical update of Dante's Inferno written and illustrated by Art Young. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Coach of Colonel William Jay

      New York: Henry T. Thomas, 1893. Heliotype. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins. A fine plate depicting Colonel William Jay's carriage at the May 27, 1893 meeting of the New York Coaching Club, from the nineteenth-century publication 'Sporting Incidents'. The stylish sport of coaching was first introduced to America from England during the 1870s. In 1875, William Jay and Colonel Delancey Astor Kane founded the New York Coaching Club, which made its inaugural trip from the Hotel Brunswick in New York to Pelham the next year. The organization was extremely successful, and their regular excursions to various towns in Westchester quickly became a popular public spectacle. Over the next several years, the number of private carriages in New York dramatically increased, so much so that "the annual meet and parade of the Coaching Club [became]...a conspicuous metropolitan event." (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."

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Der freie Ankergang für Uhren

      Hübner, Bautzen 1893 -

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        Le Café Concert Suite complète des lithographies originales

      Suite complète des 22 planches lithographiées, 11 par Toulouse-Lautrec et 11 par Ibels, de la série Le Café Concert éditée par les Publications de l'Edition Originale.Epreuves originales tirées à 500 exemplaires sur vélin.Quelques petites déchirures marginales, manques angulaires et rares rousseurs.Références : Delteil 28 à 38 ; Wittrock 18 à 28 ; Adriani 16 à 26.Très rare et belle suite originale complète de ces 22 célèbres lithographies du "Paris by nignt fin de Siècle".  L'Estampe originale Paris 1893 45x33,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Four Volumes of Kate Douglas Wiggin Inscribed by Wiggin to her Husband George C. Riggs

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1893; 1896. First. Four volumes. Later and first editions (detailed below). Small octavos. Each volume is uniformly bound in three-quarter brown morocco gilt and marbled papercovered board presentation bindings, topedges gilt, ribbon markers. Overall attractive very good or better copies. Four volumes on childhood education mostly exploring the educational philosophy of Friedrich Frobel, co-written with her sister, Nora Archibald Smith (including a trilogy, The Republic of Childhood). Each volume is Inscribed by Kate Douglas Wiggin to her second husband, George C. Riggs. Although best known for her classic children's book, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and many other popular books for both children and adults, Wiggin was also a pioneer of early childhood education in the West, starting the first free kindergarten in California in the slums of San Francisco in 1878. In 1881 she married San Francisco attorney Bradley Wiggin, and was required to resign her teaching job, and began to write in order to raise funds to support her school. When Wiggin died suddenly in 1889, she moved to Maine, and later married New York City businessman George C. Riggs on March 30, 1895 to whom she was introduced in May, 1894 on a transatlantic shipboard cruise on the Britannic by her Captain Edward Smith, who later commanded the Titanic (the marriage faired much better than the voyage). Wiggin treated on her romance with Rigg in the chapter "An Ocean Romance" in her posthumously published biography, My Garden of Romance (a copy of that book is included). These books date from just before and just after the advent of her second marriage. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Report of the Evicted Tenants Commission. Presented to both houses of parliament by Command of her majesty

      Alex. Thom & Co. Ltd - 1893. Disbound. List the estates and the names of the evicted families. . . . .

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd.]
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        Buffalo Bill [and the "Frenchman's Bottle Gag," a comic tableau from the wild west show]

      1893. Oil on canvas, laid down on wood, 22 x 30 inches. Signed and dated lower left: "Alfred Agoust / 1893," titled: "Buffalo Bill" on Kennedy Gallery labels. Superb condition, period-style gilt American exhibition frame. Provenance : Kennedy Galleries (labels); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A very rare contemporary oil painting of an Act in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show: almost all of the images of the Wild West show are found in the great lithographic posters and photographs produced by the William F. Cody publicity machine. Period oil paintings of the Buffalo Bill act are very rare indeed. This wonderful image, showing a comic routine Buffalo Bill evidently adopted from European circus acts, is a unique contribution to the iconography of the Wild West Show. This entertaining painting almost certainly depicts a version of the comedy pantomime routine called "The Frenchman's Bottle Gag" as performed in England by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The painting shows a bewildered Buffalo Bill in the center of the canvas, apparently ready to come to blows with two cockney characters on either side of him, one of whom is swilling a drink from a flask. A prominent historian of performance tells us: "The gag, made famous in Paris by the Hanlon Brothers and their collaborator, the Agoust Family Jugglers, in the long playing three-stage acrobatics, magic, and pantomime spectacular, Le Voyage en Suisse, usually involves two clowns, a ridiculously dressed Frenchman, and his bottle. The clowns steal his bottle and surreptitiously sneak sips back-and-forth, as the bewildered Frenchman desperately attempts to figure out who's got his bottle. This image is of costers or pearlies, East End London cockneys, victimizing the Buffalo Bill character - the old Hanlon & Agoust drinking routine re-costumed for the Wild West show's British audience." Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show made two extensive tours of England and Europe prior to the date of this painting, 1887-1888, arriving for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, and 1889-1893, playing the great theaters and fairgrounds. The 1893 tour was at the height of the show's fame. The 1893 show program correctly stated, "Since the visit of Buffalo Bill's Wild West to England and its remarkable engagement in London, at West Brompton, in 1887, a history and tour have been made, such as no organization of its magnitude and requirements ever accomplished." Henri Agoust, the Hanlon's long-time collaborator (the parties later fell out and sued each other in a bitter legal dispute), had a son named Alfred, a member of the Agoust Family Jugglers. According to a census of traveling show people, he would have been in his early twenties in 1893. His biography is otherwise unknown. It seems likely, however, that the juggling Alfred Agoust was also the well trained, talented artist responsible for this magnificent show business painting, with its attention to costume, props, and comic gesture, demonstrating the specialized knowledge of the insider. John A. McKinven The Hanlon Brothers, their amazing acrobatics, pantomimes and stage spectacles (Glenwood, Illinois: David Meyer Magic Books, 1998), passim; Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (Chicago: Blakely Printing Company, [1893]), passim.

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        THE GREAT WAR OF 189-: A FORECAST ...

      London: William Heinemann,. 1893. original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in black and light brown, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Early gift inscription dated 1893 on the front free endpaper. Spine. lean, cloth rubbed along joints and edges of cloth, some scuffing and. scratching to rear panel, free endpapers toned, but a very good,. tight copy. This book rarely turns up in better condition. (#149646). First edition. Seminal work, first published as a serial in BLACK AND WHITE, the British illustrated weekly, in 1892 as "The Great War of 1892," that influenced the direction of future narratives of imaginary warfare by George Griffith, Louis Tracy, M. P. Shiel and others. The first lavishly illustrated account of an imaginary war to appear in English "offers startling anticipations of World War I ... Competently prepared, apparently seriously intended, and more interesting than most members of the form." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 455. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-46; (1987) 1-26; and (1995) 1-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 180. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, pp. 66-8. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, pp. 62-3. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 56-7. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. Reginald 03229.

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        KÜSTRIN. Gesamtansicht im Jahre 1893 (10 x 47 cm), umgeben von 25 weiteren Ansichten.

      - Lichtdruck nach Zeichnungen von E. Zschille bei Massute, Küstrin, 1893, 50 x 70 cm. Imposantes Souvenirblatt. Am unteren Rand etwas berieben und hinterlegt, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED

      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.

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK...A NEW EDITION, FAITHFULLY REPRINTED...WITH COPIOUS CRITICAL COMMENTARY...BY ELLIOT COUES

      New York, 1893. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear. Front hinge of first and third volumes a bit stressed. Previous owner's small ink stamp on front free endpaper of each volume, neat early ownership signature on titlepage of each volume. Very clean internally. An attractive set. One of 800 sets on "fine book paper" from an edition limited to 1,000 sets. The first "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Elliot Coues. "[Coues'] edition of 1893 ranks second in importance only to the original journals. His lengthy annotations, based on first-hand knowledge of the territory, are highly informative, and his bibliographical essay is a major contribution" - Wagner-Camp. A landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "A Step Aside" In Three Volumes

      London: Horace Cox, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C.. 1893. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's half smooth red-brown cloth, sides morocco-grain, separated from spine and corners by double black rules on the front and back, lettered and ruled in gold on the spine; grey floral-patterned endpapers. A handsome set in fine condition. OCLC locates 9 copies. Wolff 2407. .

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        LE MORTE D'ARTHUR. (BEARDSLEY, AUBREY, ILLUS.) LIMITED WITH ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

      J M Dent 1893-1894, London - le Morte D'Arthur. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. The Text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. [Part I - XII]. 3/4 blue morocco & cloth, gilt, T. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; joints & spines often rubbed. With 20 plates (incl double-page) , text illus, decorated initials, &c. Light foxing to front matter otherwise clean. Bound from the orig 12 parts. Top edge vilt. Partially unopened[uncut]. ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED. Limited 1/1500.1st Beardsley ed. Over 300 Beardsley illustrations. 9.75" x 8.25". Beardsley's first major work. A classic of Art Nouveau book it is one of the great illustrated books of the turn of the century. ; 10 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        "Vigilant & Valkyrie in a 'Thrash to Windward'"

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1893. Colour-printed lithograph. Provenance: Estate of Cynthia Phipps, Long Island, New York. A great 'America's Cup' image from Currier & Ives This image recalls the eighth defence of the America's Cup in 1893. The `Vigilant' won all three races and narrowly missed being picked to defend America's win in the next series in 1895. The 'America's Cup' was first offered as the `Hundred Guinea Cup' in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight. It was won by the 30-metre schooner `America' from New York City and subsequently renamed. One of the oldest international sailing yacht competitions, it is now a perpetual international challenge cup which America has only lost twice (1983 to Australia, 2000 to New Zealand). England has never won it. Conningham 6454; Gale 6973.

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        The Microscope: Its Construction and management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope

      Crosby Lockwood & Co., London 1893 - 382 pages, over 250 engraved illustrations, frontispiece + 1 plate, 1st (and only) English language edition, 1893. The latest and best edition of this work. The instructions for the use of the microscope and its accessories are very clear, and the survey of microscopes then in production is of great interest historically. [The title page incorrectly calls for 3 plates, all copies I have seen have a frontispiece and a plate with 9 microphotographs facing page 64. Page 59 is labelled plate VII so perhaps this is what was intended as the third plate.] A good copy, very light foxing to a few pages, inner hinges to both boards a little loose. A heavy book so additional postage will be necessary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All The Text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style TOGETHER WITH the limited edition Portfolio volume of additional illustrations

      London: J.M. Dent & Co.. Very Good. 1893. 1st Beardsley Edition. Art Nouveau Gilt-Decorated Cloth Covered Boards. Number 271 of only 300 copies. Top edge gilt, others heavily deckled, many of which are uncut. Two photogravure frontispieces, sixteen full-page & four double-page illustrations, 43 ornamental borders, 288 ornamental initials, headpieces as well as other decorations in the text. This is the "Superior Issue" on handmade paper which gives the plates a depth and sumptuousness unrivaled by any later editions, though the especially absorbent paper & early impression of the plates has caused intermittent image transfer. Tipped-in armorial bookplate of Paul Hyde Bonner to pastedowns. TOGETHER WITH: Morte d'Arthur Portfolio. Reproductions of Eleven Designs omitted from the First Edition of Le Morte d'Arthur.... Includes also the drawings made for the fascicule covers and an enlarged copy of the striking Merlin drawing. Quarter calf over bevel-edged vellum boards; top edge gilt, others deckled. Although this pictorial addendum was published a generation after the initial Beardsley limited edition it was issued (according to the publisher) so the buyers of the first edition need not buy the inferior (2nd) edition to have all of Beardsley's illustrations. As such this edition of the supplement was again limited to only 300 copies (of which this is number 240); 4to 254x294 mm; 4 Vol pages .

      [Bookseller: Old Florida Bookshop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA]
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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF PIANO-FORTE ACTIONS

      New York, 1893. Oblong quarto. Publisher's maroon morocco-grained cloth, title blocked in gilt on upper cover. Spine chipped at head and foot, rear free endpaper with small loss. Else very good. An early piano catalogue with wonderful semi-abstract lithographed plates: unintentional precursors of the Russian Avant-garde. This detailed catalogue was produced by Wessell, Nickel & Gross, who had learned their trade with Steinway & Sons before leaving to set up on their own in 1874. In 1888 they opened a sizeable factory between 45th and 46th streets on Tenth Avenue in New York City, "the most extensive and complete manufacturing institution of its kind in the world..." (p.[2]). By the time the present work was published in 1893, they had become one of the leading manufacturers of piano-forte actions in the United States. Their brand and tradition of quality was revived in 2005, when their trademark was bought by the Burgett brothers. To the modern eye, the unintentional virtue of this work is to be found in Lindner, Edy and Clauss' beautiful and technically spectacular plates. The publisher's intentions were to produce technically precise images of their products. To the modern eye these plates are viewed through a lens tinged by images of the work of the Supremacists and Constructivists working in Russia in the 1920s - particularly El Lissitzky. The strongly-colored semi-abstract plates have the same sense of the militaristic triumph of the machine that can be found in the work of the Russian Avant-garde. The Dadaists would have approved. Scarce. OCLC locates eight copies. Not in Romaine.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Ausgewählte Schriften. Hrsg. im Auftrage seiner Söhne der Herren Erzherzoge Albrecht und Wilhelm. Bände 1-5 (von 6) und Kartenband.

      Wien, Braumüller, 1893-1894. 23,5 x 17 cm. Zus. ca. 2500 Seiten mit mehreren Abb. und Tafeln. Kartenband mit 23 Faltkarten. Dekorative Halbelederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. *Karl von Österreich (1771-1847) war der Bruder des Kaisers Franz II von Österreich. Im Krieg von 1809 war er Oberbefehlshaber der Österr. Angriffstruppen in Süddeutschland. Im Mai 1809 gelang ihm der erste Sieg über den bisher \"unbesiegbaren Mythos\" Napoleon, was für die folgenden Jahre von enormer psychologscher Bedeutung war. Auch wenn er kurz darauf die Schlacht bei Wagram verlor und wegen seines eigenmächtig ausgehandelten Waffenstillstands mit Napoleon von Franz I suspendiert wurde, so erlangte er doch durch den Sieg bei Aspern zeitgenössisch legendären Ruhm. - Vorliegend die Werkausgabe mit seinen wichtigsten militärischen Schriften. Die vorliegenden Bände 1-5 behandeln: 1. Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst (1806). - 2. Grundsätze der Strategie. - 3. Geschichte des Feldzuges 1799. - 4. Geschichte des Feldzuges 1792. - 5. Kleinere militärische Aufsätze und Denkschriften. - Ohne Band 6. - Der Kartenband komplett mit 23 Karten in Schuber. - Sehr gut erhaltenes und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar, die Titelblätter und Karten mit altem Stempel der österr. Offiziers-Bibliothek \"Alt Starhemberg\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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

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

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        THE CHINESE CLASSICS: 7 Volume Set. A Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes, Prolegomena, and Copius Indexes. [The Complete Work is Bound in 8 Volumes]

      A MAJOR RESOURCE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY Oxford/Peking 1893, - 1939, Clarendon/Wen Tien Ko. Black clothmixed set, vol. 1 is Oxford, vols.2-7 is Peking, very good,tight, solid, complete work, ca. 17.5 x 26 cm., 503+587+735+785+33p., 7 vols. bound in 8 vols., 2nd edition revised.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 20. XII. 1893. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen "geehrten Herrn Doktor": "Soeben habe ich allen Herren Vertrauensleuten und der Partei eine offizielle Bekanntmachung geschickt, daß ich kandidieren werde. Gestört hat mich diese Anonymität - vor allem wie könnte ich mich gegen die Agitation der N[arodni] L[isty] [d. s. die "Nationalen Blätter", das Parteiorgan der Agrarpartei] zur Wehr setzen? Werde ich nicht gewählt, wird es nicht schlimmer sein - wenigstens habe ich gezeigt, daß der Mensch sich um der Wahrheit willen nicht fürchten muß. Die N. L. würde auf jede Weise agitieren - etliche würden nicht wählen, wenn sie keine Sicherheit haben, daß ich kandidiere, deshalb ist es das beste aufzutreten. Dabei hat der von Ihnen genehmigte Plan Gültigkeit. Ich ersuche die Partei und die Herren Vertrauensleute, daß der Kandidat nicht aufgestellt wird und daß dann auch ich nicht in die Versammlung muß und wir dadurch den Streitigkeiten entgehen [.]" (aus einer beiliegenden Übersetzung ins Deutsche).

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        Gedenktage der Psychiatrie und ihrer Hülfsdisciplinen in allen Ländern. Vierte vermehrte und umgearbeitete Auflage

      Berlin: Georg Reimer 1893 - HLDr. der Zeit, X+478 Seiten+Verlagsanzeige, 8°, etwas berieben und bestoßen, Kanten und Ecken beschabt, Rückendeckel teilweise abgerissen und mit Besitzerschildchen überklebt, Titelblatt gestempelt, Seiten stellenweise mit Bleistift unterstrichen, Bindung leicht gelockert, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Selten! Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pierers Konversations-Lexikon, 7. Auflage, herausgegeben von Joseph Kürschner. Mit Universal-Sprachen-Lexikon nach Prof. Joseph Kürschners System, 12 Bände, Prachtausgabe in Halbleder

      Berlin und Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann (ab Bd. 5: Stuttgart, Union, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft), 1888 - 1893. - Mit Karten, schwarzen und farbigen Illustrationsbeilagen. Siebente (und letzte) Auflage des Pierer-Lexikons in 12 Bänden, diese im Format (18 x 26,5 cm) deutlich größer als die Bände vorangegangener Auflagen. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 19.200 Sp. Ergänzungsbände erschienen nicht. Bd. 1 mit angefügtem "Atlas der Architektur", der 76 (!) ganzseitige Tafeln zur Geschichte der Baukunst enthält; Bd. 2 mit "Atlas der Bildhauerkunst" (19 ganzseitige Tafeln). Eine Neuerung bildete das vom Herausgeber Joseph Kürschner entwickelte und in das Lexikon integrierte Zwölfsprachen-Wörterbuch (Böhmisch, Dänisch, Englisch, Russisch, Schwedisch, Spanisch, Französisch, Griechisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Lateinisch, Ungarisch), das dem Benutzer 12 separate Wörterbücher ersetzte. Trotz positiver Aufnahme in der Presse blieb diese Idee auf die vorliegende Pierer-Auflage beschränkt und konnte sich längerfristig nicht durchsetzen. Die Ausgabe ist noch verschiedentlich anzutreffen, sehr selten aber in gutem Zustand erhältlich. de 30000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Leder nicht berieben und ohne Aufhellungen, Gesamterscheinungsbild somit harmonisch. Ecken kaum bestoßen, allenfalls Kanten, wie stets bei Papierbezügen, partiell etwas berieben. Vorsätze partiell minimal fleckig; Seiten sonst sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Prachtausgabe mit tadelloser Rückenansicht, wie es nur noch selten anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 12 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie überaus reichen filigranen Goldprägungen. Einbanddecken in mehrfarbiger, rot-bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken; bedruckte (bei Bd. 1: graue) Vorsätze.

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        Wassersport XI. Jahrgang 1893 - Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger 223 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände.

      Berlin SW. Verlag A. Braun & Co., 1893. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 2°. 35,4 x 27,2 cm. (2) 636 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, am Hinterdeckel stärker, Schnitt gebräunt, ohne fliegende Vorsätze, das vorgebundene Inhalts-Blatt mit Fehlstelle (kleiner Informationsverlust), der Buchblock papierbedingt durchgängig leicht gebräunt, aber sauber, beide Spiegel stockig, die fliegenden Vorsätze entfernt, interessante und seltene Zeitschrift. privater Halbleinenband in Lederoptik und mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild und kleinen abgerundeten Leinenecken, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Struwelpeter junior. Translated from the German of J. Trojan.

      London, Jarrold and Sons, (1893). - 1. Auflage. 4°. 24 Seiten mit teils farbigen Textabb. und 1 farbigen Tafel. Farb. ill. OHLn. Rechte obere Ecke leicht gestaucht. Geschichten in Anlehnung an Hoffmanns Struwwelpeter.

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        The Harlequin Opal.

      Chicago, Rand McNally. 1893, 1893. De Luxe Edition. 8vo. Bound in publisher's deluxe brown morocco over green cloth bevelled boards.Top edge gilt. Some sunning to spine otherwise very good indeed. Patterned endpapers, internally clean, two rather peculiar ink date stamps (no evidence at all of library ownership anywhere) and a rambling pencil inscription to front flyleaf. A very good copy of a scarce edition of this lost race bit of weirdness from the man who brought you the Mystery of The Hansom Cab.

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

      Reeve 1893-1907, London - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grand - Voyage autour du monde

      - Paris, Hetzel, sd [1893-1894]. In-4, [4]-624-[8]p. Edition illustrée dans son cartonnage éditeur, cartonnage à la bannière violette sur fond rouge, catalogue GU (1893-1894). Ce type de cartonnage fut fait jusqu'en 1897, avec de nombreuses variantes de couleur, certaines très rares. Celui-ci, s'il n'est pas courant, se trouve parfois. Reliure pleine toile rouge, plats biseautés, bannière violette, décor noir et or signé A Souzé, au dos ""Hetzel éditeur"" et ""A. Lenègre et Cie Relieurs"", toile un peu frottée sur le dos et le 2e plat mais pas d'usure réelle. Coins en bel état, coiffes en état habituel pour ces ouvrages, quelques rousseurs, aucun cahier décalé, un nom au crayon sur le contre-plat. Très bel exemplaire, bel état de conservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hell Up to Date.

      Chicago: The Schulte Publishing Company,, 1893. The reckless journey of R. Palasco Drant, newspaper correspondent, through the infernal regions, as reported by himself. Oblong quarto. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to front cover black. Frontispiece and 48 illustrations. Spine rolled, tips worn, cloth slightly marked, damp ring to front cover, a little soiling to contents, illustrations bright. An excellent copy. First hardback edition of Young's first book. It was published simultaneously in wrappers, and was preceded by a deluxe, larger-format issue, in 1892, under the alternative title "Hades Up To Date". A comical update of Dante's Inferno written and illustrated by Art Young.

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        ART AND ARCHITECTURE [3 VOLUMES]

      1893. WALTON, WILLIAM. ART AND ARCHITECTURE [VOL. I: ARCHITECTURE; VOL. II: ART in two parts]. Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1893. Three volumes bound in two: lxiv + 77, 103 pp. Architecture and Art [artists from the United States, France, Russia and Poland], are bound in the first volume; the second volume index is labeled Volume II; title page says "Art and Architecture Official Illustrated Edition" but contents are reproductions of art from Great Britain, Germany and Austria, Belgium and Holland, Italy and Spain, and Japan, and it is paginated separately. Volume I has 23 color and 35 b/w plates; Vol. II has 8 color and 48 b/w plates. Photogravures, color facsimiles, typogravures, lithographs, etchings and b/w illustrations in the text. Some dampstaining to bottoms mounts or mats, not affecting images. Three quarter gilt red morocco, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers, t.e.g. Some dampstaining to leather, light rubbing and moderate shelfwear. Binding sound. A marvelous record of the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

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        Einführung in die Grundlagen der Geometrie.

      Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh, 1893-8 - 2 vols bound in one, 8vo (220 x 140 mm), pp x 357 [1]; vi 361 [1]; a very good copy in publisher's half cloth and marbled boards, spine sun-faded and a bit spotted. £650First edition of Killing's great work on the foundations of geometry and non-Euclidean geometries of n-dimensions, for which he was awarded the Lobachevsky prize.Killing (1847-1923) studied under Kummer and Weierstrass in Berlin. He independently discovered Lie algebras in his study of non-Euclidean geometry. 'On Weierstrass's recommendation Killing was appointed to a chair of mathematics at the Lyceum Hosianum in Braunsberg in 1882. Killing spent ten years in Braunsberg, isolated mathematically, but during this period he produced some of the most original mathematics ever produced. Lie algebras were introduced by Lie in about 1870 in his work on differential equations. Killing introduced them independently with quite a different purpose since his interest was in non-Euclidean geometry. The classification of the semisimple Lie algebras by Killing was one of the finest achievements in the whole of mathematical research. The main tools in the classification of the semisimple Lie algebras are Cartan subalgebras and the Cartan matrix, both first introduced by Killing. He also introduced the idea of a root system which appears throughout much of the algebra of today' (MacTutor, History of mathematics, with a long article on Killing).This appears to be rare in North American libraries. Sommerville p 110; OCLC lists only NYU, New York State, and Toronto

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        In Memoriam Aaron Fyfe Perry January 1, 1815. March 11, 1893

      1893. 8vo. Unpaginated. Black soft padded leather bound hardcover with "Adam Fyfe Perry" gilt stamped on front cover. Black cloth spine with "Perry" lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt edges. A custom bound collection, in two parts, containing typed pages, news clippings, letters, menu, pamphlets and a photograph of Aaron Perry. The first part of the collection concerns Aaron Perry's retirement dinner in 1891 and the second part consists of memorial letters and documents relating to his death in 1893. This collection has several signed letters from prominent lawyers, politicians, friends and family of Aaron Perry. One of the memorial letters was signed by future President William McKinley. One of the transcribed, typed, copied letters was from William Taft. Other letters are printed and signed on U.S. House of Representatives and Senate letterhead and some are signed by Civil War Officers. Aaron Perry declined appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1861 offered by President Lincoln. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. The first part of the custom binding consists of; [5] front blank end sheets; [1] pasted down 4" x 6" photograph of Perry dated April 7, 1879 with clipped signature of Perry pasted below; [22] sheets containing typed copies of letters and articles and pasted down news clippings; [19] tipped in letters, most addressed to Judge Peck and members of the Dinner organizing committee; [4] stiff cardboard Dinner Menu from the Burnet House dated Friday, January 16th, 1891. A list of invited guests printed on back; [10] pages used for news clippings from various newspapers covering the Dinner; Tipped in wraps titled "Hon. Aaron F. Perry, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Complimentary Dinner, Given By the Bar of Cincinnati to the Hon. Aaron F. Perry, On the Occasion of His Retirement From Practice, After A Professional Career of Fifty Years at the Bar of Ohio, January 16, 1891." [From the "Weekly Law Bulletin & Ohio Law Journal" of Jan. 26, 1891.] 12 pages with printed title page; The second part of the collection starts with the page titled "In Memoriam" and contents consist of [56] sheets of typed copies of condolence letters and pasted down news clippings of Aaron Perry's death and funeral services; [13] pages used for news clippings from various newspapers regarding the March 11th, 1893 death of Aaron Perry; [6] tipped in letters of condolence. One of the letters is signed by William McKinley. [12] page tipped in typed title, "In Memoriam Aaron Fyfe Perry. Proceedings of the Bar of Hamilton County. O. March 23, 1893." Typed pamphlet signed at end by President and Secretary of the organization; 18 page tipped in wraps titled, "Memorial Meeting. Expressions of the Bar on the Death of Hon. Aaron F. Perry." (From the Cincinnati Daily Court Index, Friday, March 24, 1893.); [4] page tipped in memorial titled, "Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. In Memoriam Companion Aaron Fyfe Perry."; 7 page tipped in pamphlet titled, "The Life and Services of Aaron Fyfe Perry" by Judson Harmon.

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

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

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GROVER CLEVELAND TO HOWARD VAN SINDEREN, REGARDING THE SALE OF SOME OF CLEVELAND'S LAW BOOKS].

      Washington. April 24, 1893. - [1]p. plus integral blank. Single horizontal fold. Fine. During his second term, President Grover Cleveland writes to Howard Van Sinderen, thanking him for handling the sale of some of Cleveland's law books: "I received today the check you sent me for $125 20/100 being proceeds of the sale of law books on my a/c by Baker Voorhis & Co. Please accept my thanks for your trouble in the matter." Howard Van Sinderen was a New York lawyer, descended from old Dutch stock in New York. Cleveland served two non- consecutive terms as president in 1885-89 and 1893-97.

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        SPINK and SON'S MONTHLY NUMISMATIC CIRCULAR" (34 tomos)

      - London, 1893-1926. Revista en gran folio, a doble columna, miles de pags. e Ilus. al respecto. Encuad. hol.-piel, original, editorial (algunos de los tomos presentan desperfectos en lomera, en general buen estado/aceptable). IMPORTANTE BIBLIOGRAFIA. 34 Tomos en total. NUMISMATICA

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        DIOGENES OF LONDON AND OTHER FANTASIES AND SKETCHES ...

      London: Methuen and Co.,. 1893. late nineteenth-century three-quarter brown polished calf and marbled boards, spine tooled in gold with flowers, black leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges.. Armorial bookplate of V. Forbes affixed to the front paste-down. A. bright, near fine copy in a handsome late-Victorian period binding. A. very elusive book. (#149393). First edition. Thirty-two short stories. "Mixed collection, mostly contes cruels in an archaic setting, also 'The Devil of the Marsh,' a classic horror tale of a paludal Circe." - Robert Knowlton. "The Brazen Cross" is a supernatural tale about the intersection of Christian and pagan spirituality in modern England. "The House of Dishonour" has some notably weird and Gothic atmosphere. In "The Sword of the Kadi" a lover plays a curious board game against the ruler (the Kadi) to determine whether he will be allowed to marry a certain maiden. "The Dead Immortals" is a fanciful essay about the survival of ancient nymphs and spirits. "This Body of Death" and "The Shadow on the Year" are meditative and macabre sketches in the tradition of the memento mori. "Over the Fire" is a meditation on the propensity of fires to elicit daydreaming. The author wrote the polar femme fatale fantasy, MARAHUNA (1888), as well as other fantastic material. "Probably more talented than is generally recognized." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, p. 514. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 776. Eaton Catalogue, volume 3, p. 479. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 7085.

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        The Discovery of Australia

      London: George Philip & Son, 1893. Quarto, plates and maps; original quarter vellum gilt-lettered, a fine copy of the deluxe first edition. Calvert worked tirelessly on the various theories relating to which nation of old-world explorers first landed in Terra Australis. Medieval maps are reproduced, and the early discoveries in Australian waters are well chronicled.

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        Jagdschloß, "Friedrichsruh im Sachsenwalde".

      - Radierung a. a. China v. Mannfeld, um 1893, 39 x 56 - Blattgr. 68 x 89,5 cm Blick über einen Teich zum Schloss Friedrichsruh, das Otto Fürst von Bismarck sich nach 1871 erbauen ließ. (Seit 1871 im Besitz des Fürsten Bismarck).- Unten links ein kleines Portrait des Fürsten Otto von Bismarck im Rund. - Rechts unten handschriftlich signiert. - Ein weiteres unsigniertes Exemplar mit kl. Knick ob. links am Lager (Preis 360.- €). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      O. O., Mai 1893. - 217 x 134 mm. Ganzfigürliche Darstellung des Sängers im Rollenkostüm aus dem Atelier H. Le Lieure, Rom, mit dessen gedr. Signet am unteren Rand des Trägerkartons. Auf der Bildseite signiert und einem Monsieur Graf gewidmet. - Seine musikalische Ausbildung erhielt er am Konservatorium in Paris und hatte 1868 sein Debüt an der Oper in Paris. Fünf Jahre später folgten erste Auftritte in London. Maurel wurde von Giuseppe Verdi für die Uraufführungen von Otello und Falstaff ausgewählt und setzte Maßstäbe an die Interpretation der Italienischen Oper und der Bühnenwerke von Richard Wagner. Später in seinem Leben wirkte er als Gesangslehrer in New York.

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        Manuscript Artist's Journal - Original Watercolours & Pencil Drawings - Australian Theme Onboard R.M.S. Oceana

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

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        Souvenir of the New York Stock Exchange

      J.B. Gibson Company, New York 1893 - Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with photographs. Unpaginated, [99] pp. 1 vols. 4to. UNRECORDED CENTENNIAL HISTORY: 'A Bulwark against Panic'. Centennial publication comprising a list of officers and committee members, a 9-page list of members, an anonymous 30-page illustrated "History of the New York Stock Exchange" from its origins in 1792 (with list of past presidents), with the balance of the volume being illustrated advertisements. These include brokerage firms such as Drexel, Morgan, Spencer Trask, and August Belmont, as well as banks (Manhattan Company, Chemical National Bank, Bank of America) and other companies (such as Manning's Yacht Agency).The anonymous author of the "History of the New York Stock Exchange" observes, "The New York Stock Exchange is indeed one of the greatest bulwarks against panics that the business community could have." Not in OCLC or in any of the customary catalogues and references Full brown morocco over bevelled boards in period style, silk doublures, a.e.g. Professional conservation to a few paper flaws, mostly in margins (dampstaining to first 12 and last 18 leaves; one leaf with old tear costing a small portion of text); half title and frontispiece inlaid. Fine Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with photographs. Unpaginated, [99] pp. 1 vols. 4to

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        Life With Trans-Siberian Savages.

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1893.. F. Hardcover. Book 12mo. 19.2cm, first edition, x,209,[24]p., ads., original green cloth, gilt spine titles, ex-library, wear at the spine edges, expertly restored, a very good copy, rare (cgc) Account of the authors discovery of and life among Ainu, the remnants of a rare, inaccessible and secluded tribe in the Sakhalin Islands in northern Japan and west of the Russian mainland. A valuable early ethnology source and a major contribution to Western understanding of Ainu knowledge. A rare and important work. .

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        Spectacular 1893 Illustrated Advertising Cover for A. A. Vantine & Company Promoting their Wholesale Goods to Retailers.

      A. A. Vantine & Company, New York 1893 - The 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HEAVENLY PEARLS SET IN A LIFE: A RECORD OF EXPERIENCES AND LABORS

      1893. OSBORN, Lucy D. HEAVENLY PEARLS SET IN A LIFE: A RECORD OF EXPERIENCES AND LABORS IN AMERICA, INDIA AND AUSTRALIA. Brooklyn, NY: Union Missionary Training Institute, [1893]. Small 8vo., green cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition. Signed presentation from Osborn on the front endpaper: "To Mrs. Sarah M. French With deep affection of your kindness, from L. D. Osborn. Ocean Grove. Feb. 29-1920." Also contains a laid-in pamphlet "God My Exceeding Joy" by Lucy Drake Osborn, with a black and white photograph of Mrs. Osborn on the front cover. A scarce book by the wife of Rev. W.B. Osborn- both early settlers of Ocean Grove, NJ. Good (gilt bright but some dampstaining along edge of spine & rear cover, some wear head of spine; contents pretty clean & tight with two signatures very lightly sprung). $750.00.

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        Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion.

      University of Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia) 1893 - First edition. Hinges professionally reinforced and the tips of the cloth spine ends restored, a nice, very good plus copy. Published to commemorate a course of two lectures delivered by Muybridge at the University of Pennsylvania and illustrated with engravings of athletes and animals running, jumping, etc. This volume reproduces on several preliminary pages the signatures of those who originally subscribed to the author's landmark work *Animal Locomotion*. Muybridge's history of his own photographic studies of animal movement, which he initiated at the behest of Governor Leland Stanford, who wanted to win a bet as to whether all four of a horse's feet were off the ground while trotting. Muybridge, a Government photographer assigned to the Pacific Coast, ingeniously set up a track with a series of still cameras along the edge, with their shutters attached to strings. As the horse ran past, each string would break, releasing the shutter. Governor Stanford won the bet, but more importantly, Muybridge further refined his technique for capturing and displaying motion through photography, working from 1884 through 1887 at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to providing this crucial link between still photography and motion pictures, Muybridge actively promoted this new technology through lecture tours and commercial offerings. This copy is Inscribed by Muybridge to a noted publisher of photographic stereocards: "George Ennis with the compliments of The Author. University of Pennsylvania. 9 June 1894." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Secret Commonwealth of Elves Fauns & Fairies

      London: David Nutt. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1893. Card Covers. One of 550 copies (of which 500 were for sale) issued as Vol 8 in the Bibliotheque de Carabas. All edges untrimmed. This new edition contains an extensive Introduction by the well-known folklorist Andrew Lang, and is itself of considerable rarity, both on account of its small limitation and delicate binding. Publisher's plain card wrappers. In publisher's original french-fold printed paper dust-wrapper, illustrated and titled in black; One of the rarer works dealing with Scottish beliefs in siths (fairies) , second sight, poltergeists, and so-forth, which the author Robert Kirk, a Minister of Aberfoyle (near Loch Lomond) , sought to reconcile with Biblical teachings. He wrote the original manuscript in 1691, but it was not published until 1815, when it was published in an edition of 100 copies .

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