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        THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE ...

      [Indianapolis, Ind: Vincent Publishing Company,. 1893]. original decorated olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold.. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy with. bright cover stamping. A scarce book. (#151791). First edition. The title leaf bears a printed copyright notice dated "September 29, 1890." The following leaf, headed "A Story of the North Pole Country," the novel's subtitle, bears the publisher's imprint and a 1893 publication date. The DLC copy was deposited 17 August 1893. Science fiction novel of the discovery of an ancient utopian civilization inhabiting the north polar region. There are a number of imaginative incidents, including a description of a novel method of execution of those who do not follow the prescribed religion: the victims are carried off by flying vampire-dragons to vast underground caverns where their blood is slowly drained. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 921. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 358. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler 523. Not in Lewis, Negley, or Roemer. Bleiler (1978), p. 86. Reginald 06318. Wright (III) 2262.

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        Hideyoshi EDITION ORIGINALE

      Matsunaga Sakujiro, 1893. Fine. Matsunaga Sakujiro 1893, 37x73cm (Oban triptyque), en feuilles. - Original print in color. Hideyoshi down from his horse during his fight against a warrior Akechi.Triptique three prints. A strip of paper laminated to the back connecting them both. Hole or tear in the four extremities. 2 small dot in the first print. A tear down, under the horse. Pliures.Toyotomi Hideyoshi was one of three unifying shogun of Japan. Akeshi was one of his vassals who turned against him. Toshihide was a pupil of Yoshitoshi, his prints are characterized by a mixture of Western and Traditional. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Estampe originale, en couleurs. Hideyoshi descendu de son cheval durant son combat contre un guerrier d'Akechi.  Triptique de trois estampes. Une bande de papier contrecollée au dos relie chacune d'entre elles. Trou ou déchirure aux quatre extrémités. 2 petites taches rousses dans la première estampe. Une déchirure en bas, sous le cheval. Pliures. Toyotomi Hideyoshi fut l'un des trois shogun unificateurs du Japon. Akeshi fut un de ses vassaux qui se retourna contre lui. Toshihide fut l'élève de Yoshitoshi, ses estampes se caractérisent par un mélange des styles traditionnel et occidental.

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        THE HISTORY OF GODEFREY OF BOLOYNE AND OF THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM.

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893.. This edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1-450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown patch and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half-title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age-browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short-lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was ?- not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer?'s mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris ?"will be a loser by it, but… be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer?" which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. See: William Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kemscott Press, pages 41-44 and 182-183. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition.

      C.E. Bristow, Adelaide 1893 - Octavo, complete with maps; original wrappers and boards, well repaired and preserved in a brown morocco bookform box. One of only 500 copies, complete with folding maps: the first edition of the narrative of one of the last great Australian exploring expeditions, written by its leader.Lindsay led this extensive expedition - it ran to eight men, forty-four camels and five Afghan camel drivers - organised by the South Australian Branch of the Royal Geographical Society, and equipped by Sir Thomas Elder, to explore the unknown interior between South Australia and the west coast and to look for Leichhardt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF GODEFREY OF BOLOYNE AND OF THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM.

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893.This edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1 - 450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown patch and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half - title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age - browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore - edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short - lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was ?" not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer?s mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris ?will be a loser by it, but... be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer? which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. See: William Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kemscott Press, pages 41 - 44 and 182 - 183. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A MINER'S LETTERS TO HIS WIFE

      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.

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        VALDMER THE VIKING. A ROMANCE OF THE ELEVENTH CENTURY BY SEA AND LAND .

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1893] - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii [1] 2-306 [307-310: ads], frontispiece and engraved title, which are conjugate leaves comprising gathering ["a"]), original pictorial boards. First edition. This issue of the first edition does not include six of the plates found in the cloth issue. Nisbet's most fantastic novel, a mix of historical fantasy, the supernatural, and super science. Vikings find an ancient and technologically superior civilization, the Tulans, who inhabit a warm land in the North Polar Sea. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1626. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 873. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 53. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10696. Miller, pp. 636-37. Boards worn and rubbed, a very good copy. A rare issue of a very scarce book. Stuart Teitler sold this copy to collector John Ruyle. It is the only copy of this issue seen by Teitler and the only copy seen by Currey. (#152768) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY (Author's First Book, Two Volumes in Original Cloth)

      London: W. B. Clive & Co, 1893. Wells. H. G.. TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY. In Two Volumes. London: W. B. Clive & Co, [1893]. First Edition, first issue (vol. 1 on the spine, no blind-stamp on the front cover). H. G. Wells' first book, a significant rarity, here found in original green publisher's cloth, decorated in blind and gilt. Wells also provided drawings for four dozen folding plates. A Good copy with honest overall wear and no faults of any major consequence. In Volume One, both inner hinges are starting to crack. Volume Two's rear hinge starting to crack. Exceedingly rare. Early ownership stamp to title. From the famed library of Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount of Esher (1881-1963). . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good.

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        A Book of the Heavenly Birthdays

      Elliot Stock, London 1893 - 12mo. Beautifully bound in full light brown crushed morocco by James Macdonald (Macdonald of New York), circa 1910. A magnificent Art Nouveau style binding featuring long flowing stems in assymetric pattern surrounding both covers and terminating in flower heads, smooth spine with alternate motifs of stem and flower and also repeated on dentelles in linear fashion, marbled endpapers. Signed in gilt on rear turn-in, "Macdonald- N.Y. Woodcut frontispiece and woodcut vignettes in the text by E.V. Boyle. Title printed in red and black. 218pp. A fine copy of a very elegant binding by the Scottish born binder (1850-1920), James Macdonald, who moved to the U.S. in 1873. Macdonald worked for the renowned bookbinder Williams Matthews and established his own bindery in NYC in 1880. Macdonald later purchased the entire stock of tools from the famed Club Bindery in 1909 upon their closing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nettelbeck. Miß Maria Brown. Historische Novellen.

      Verlag C. Malcomes,, Berlin, 1893 - EA. Berlin, Verlag C. Malcomes, 1893. 8°. 212 S. m. Dokumententasche a. Innendeckel m. Brief m. Gedicht v. 9. April 1899, und Transkription (Typoskript), DINA5, unterz. v. Hans Stöcklein, Bruno Paul, E. Thöny, Hans v. Weber u. Amadeus Mayer Caspari. Das handschriftl. Gedicht dreimal gefaltet, an einer Bugkante eingerissen, gebräuntes Papier. Mit frankiertem Briefkuvert (handschriftlich an Friederike Kempner in Reichthal Reg.Bezirk Breslau). Dazu Durchschlag eines Typoskripts v. 20.6.61 an den Schweizer Verleger Schifferli (Verlag der Arche), Zürich, mit dem das Gedicht erklärenden Inhalt ".send ich Ihnen heute . den kuriosen Brief von den Simplizissimus-Leuten." Eigenh. Unterschriften von Hans Stöcklein, Bruno Paul, E. Thöny, Hans von Weber, Amadeus Mayer Caspari, die sich in diesem Brief als "Lyrisch-aesthetischen Verein" bezeichnen. Das Ganze wohl als Scherz mit der "Schlesischen Nachtigall" gedacht. Das Buch: Privates Halbleinen m. Rückengoldpr. u. Buntpapierbezug. Leinenecken. Kopffarbschnitt, O-Umschlag eingebunden. Tadellos erhalten. Auch das Buch eher selten. Das Buch: Privates Halbleinen m. Rückengoldpr. u. Buntpapierbezug. Leinenecken. Kopffarbschnitt, O-Umschlag eingebunden. Tadellos erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [BUFFALO BILL AND THE "FRENCHMAN'S BOTTLE GAG," A COMIC TABLEAU FROM THE WILD WEST SHOW]

      1893. Superb displayable condition. Handsomely presented in a period-style gilt American exhibition frame. This entertaining painting depicts a version of the comedy pantomime routine called "The Frenchman's Bottle Gag" performed in England by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The painting shows a bewildered Buffalo Bill ready to come to blows with two Cockney characters stealing drinks from his flask. A prominent historian of performance tells us: "The gag, made famous in Paris by the Scanlon 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: 1887-88, arriving for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee; and 1889-93, playing the great theaters and fairgrounds. The 1893 tour was at the height of the show's fame. The 1893 show program states: "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 that the juggling Alfred Agoust was also the well-trained, talented artist responsible for this magnificent show business painting, its attention to costume, props, and comic gesture demonstrating the specialized knowledge of the insider. Almost all 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.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. mit eigenh. Notenzeile.

      Pesaro, 12. VIII. 1893. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Egregio Signora / Prima di tutti ella deve sapere che io manco da Torino fino dal Novembre 1882; vi fui in quella Città durante 14 anni assendo alla direzione di quel Liceo musciale e del Teatro Regio [.] La Fiorina venne rappresentata la prima volta in Verona al Teatro Nuovo il 12 Novembre 1854; fu data anche a Vienna al Teatro di Corte [.] Del Verdi non ho alcun autografo da poterle spedire [.]". Mit zehntaktigem Notenzitat im 2/4-Takt, D-Dur ("Allegro animato / Tutti in maschera - Sinfonia"). Die Innenseiten etwas tintenfleckig.

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        Photographie du volcan fumant Bromo en Indonésie avec personnage de race blanche au premier plan.

      1893 - Superbe photographie ancienne - Rare Bromo indonesian volcano old photo par le photographe Onnes Kurkdjian (1851-1903) Photographie du volcan fumant Bromo en Indonésie avec personnage de race blanche au premier plan. Dimensions : 18 x 10,5 cm montée sur carton fort 24 x 16,5 cm - Très bon état. Bon contraste. Papier albumine contrecollé. En haut de la photo a été écrit dans le tirage (avant tirage de la plaque de verre) quelques mots sur cette photo (inversés sur le tirage). On y lit qu'il s'agit du volcan Bromo photographié le 3 juin 1893 par O. Kurkdjian (le reste du texte n'a pu être déchiffré). Rare. Onnes Kurkdjian Viewmaker and Entrepreneur Hedi Hinzler Onnes Kurkdjian was born in 1851 in Russia; he died in 1903 in Surabaya, Java. He was a professional photographer who was trained in Tbilisi, Moscow and Vienna, and like many Armenians of the time, he went to the east in search of work. He settled in Surabaya, a port town on the east end of Java, in 1884. From 1890 onwards his name is connected with a photographic atelier that, in its early period, was located at the Bultzingslowenplein. While Kurkdjian primarily made portrait studies of Europeans in and around Surabaya and of Javanese women, he also photographed tropical forests, trees and volcanos. Kurkdjian's photographic style was characterized by the use of larger-format cameras to produce images of great clarity. In many senses, his work looks like that of the typical professional studio photographer working at the turn of the century. His portraits were printed on a textured matte surface, while views and record photographs were printed on glossy surfaces that were frequently ferrotyped. Kurkdjian received commissions, but produced work for promotional purposes as well. One such example is the Queen s Album,which was made to commemorate Queen Wilhelmina's visit to Java on August 31, 1898. This album includes views of the parade preparations, the visit itself and much of the pomp and circumstance that surrounded it. The images were mounted into an elaborate and decorative velvet—covered, silver—stamped album that Kurkdjian produced as a presentation piece for the Queen. In 1897, Kurkdjian took on an English assistant, G. P. Lewis. When he was invited by the Dutch Government to photograph the eruption of the volcano Kelut on June 6,1901 (the initial eruption took place on May 23 of that year), his assistant made the famous photograph of Kurkdjian at work, standing behind his tripod-mounted camera. Because it was so cold in the mountainous area, Kurkdjian was clad as for a European winter. After 1900, Kurkdjian cooperated closely with his associate; the Kurkdjian Atelier changed its name to Kurkdjian, O. & Co. Limited, and moved into new quarters in Surabaya. After Kurkdjian's death in 1903, G. P. Lewis remained in charge; and, in 1904, the Atelier became a "Company for the Exploitation of the Photographic Atelier Kurkdjian." In 1915, the Company was taken over by the pharmaceutical importers Mieling & Co. Portraits were the primary business of the studio after Kurkdjian's death, but views were also made. During the period from 1914 to 1917, while World War I was raging in Europe, Eastman Kodak Company, of Rochester, New York, became the primary supplier of photographic goods in the archipelago. While the number of professional photographic studios grew slowly, the use of photographic equipment by amateurs increased exponentially. Atelier Kurkdjian was Kodak's sole agent in East Java, and it thus provided developing, printing and enlarging services for many of the new users.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage Max Herzig, 17 Bände | Exemplar 2

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

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        La Russie et les Russes. Impressions de voyage. Ouvrage orné d'environ 250 compositions de MM. F. de Haenen et Pranischnikoff, etc.

      Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit, 1893, - gr. in-8°, 435 p., richement illustré, sans rousseurs, belle reliure originale ?Engel.Rel.? en percaline rouge, orné en or, noir et jaune (Paul Souze), tranches d?orées. Très bel exemplaire. Avec la description des curiosités, e.a. : Théâtre juif / Les juifs / Kosaks et Petits-Russiens / Superstition / Les pompiers, une fabrique russe / La prison de dépôt pour la Sibérie et un exposé sur les villes les plus importantes avec leurs monuments.Very fine copy , text without stains, in the illustrated ?Paul Souze sc - ?Engel rel?, binding. A popular description on Russia and the russians, with over 250 illustrations. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IVAN GREET'S MASTERPIECE ETC. .

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1893 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-330 [331: publisher's device] [332: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1893" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Stanley L. Wood, original decorated gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. A collection of sixteen short stories, two original to this collection, the remainder first published in the GRAPHIC, the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, and other periodicals. Includes "Pallinghurst Barrow," a supernatural story. Grant, a Canadian who settled in England after time spent in America, France and Jamaica, edged sideways into a successful career as a writer before chronic poor health saw him into his grave at 51. "In his own day, Allen was much admired, Andrew Lang calling his genius 'the most versatile, beyond comparison, of any man in our age.'" - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 21. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 31. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 11. Not in Wolff, who had an extensive collection of Allen's books. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips lightly worn, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#130593) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stonehenge: Its Probable Origin, Age, and Uses Edited and compiled from the most authentic sources

      Maddington, Wiltshire: William A. Judd, 1893. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original pale blue printed wrappers, with the front wrapper being decorated and lettered in blue (some modest toning and handling soil to the wrappers, a short split to the upper portion of the wrapper where it joins the spine). In 1870, Geologist William A. Judd established a business taking and selling photographs of Stonehenge from multiple views. Judd became, in effect, Stonehenge's official photographer and custodian and by 1878 Stonehenge had become an national obsession. [The oldest photograph of it known to us having been taken by Prince Albert in 1853.] Judd ultimately was appointed the official custodian by the site's private owners and acted as a guide and photographer at the stones for many years. While Judd both photographed the Site and sought to determine the origin of Stonehenge's stones, part of his job as custodian was to keep visitors from knocking chunks out of the stones and carrying them away as memorabilia, forcing Judd to live out on the plains with the stones themselves. This 1893 booklet is one of the earliest guidebooks to Stonehenge published. [The first guidebook was written in 1823 and Judd's guidebook and photographs without doubt had a strong effect on the growing popularity of the Site.] A Very Good copy of the first Guidebook to Stonehenge, perhaps the best-known prehistoric monument in the world --and forming the core of a World Heritage Site -- produced by William A. Judd, one of the earliest important figures in Stonehenge's modern history and in the popularization of the Site. This little booklet is itself a rare artifact now, and we have not been able to locate any auction records for it. Its age and ephemeral nature have conspired to produced its great scarcity. A Very Good copy of a RARE AND IMPORTANT ITEM IN THE HISTORY OF ONE OF THE EARTH'S GREAT SITES. RARE AND NOTABLE INDEED.

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        Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa

      London: Rowland Ward, 1893. First. Hardcover. Fine. 503 pp, ill, folding map. The last 11 years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries. Selous' longest and best work. Incl. his final hunting years with memories and stories from earlier days. This is the desirable Rowland Ward published edition in original cloth with two gilt lions on cover and gilt native on spine. Near fine - and rare in this condition. A beautiful copy AND: Signed, dated, inscribed on the half title by Selous to his dear friend Col. J.C. Russell. Russell's bookplate on cover. With an entirely handwritten four page letter from Selous, dated 1893, detailing Selous plans to cancel his American trip and sail to Matabeleland because he considered it his "duty to lend a hand to his countrymen in Mashunaland at a time when every rifle may be necessary to save the country from destruction." An amazing letter & association copy. While Sleous was acknowledged as a hunter, he was also a soldier and there is almost no surviving handwritten material regarding his military plans. Selous also writes that he has signed the book in advance of publication and asked Rowland Ward to deliver it as soon as it was available. So this must have been one of the very first copies printed.

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        Peter's weltberühmtes Museum. Gedichte und Reime von A. F. Meyer.

      Stroefer's,, München, 1893 - München, Stroefer's, o. J. [vor 1893]. o. Pag. [6 Bll.]. OPp. Verlagsnr. 357. - R. m. Leinenstreifen stabilisiert, Ebd. berieben u. einigen oberfl. Fehlstellen im Bezugspapier, Gbrsp. - Extrem selten, in keiner Bibliothek auffindbar. - Die Welt der Süsswaren! Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ISLE OF FEMININE

      Little Rock, [Arkansas]: Press of Brown Printing Company,. [1893]. original decorated cloth. front cover stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear cover stamped in blind.. A tight, bright, nearly fine copy. Rare. This copy is from the Stuart. Teitler collection of lost race fiction. (#151781). First edition. A brief and curious fantasy which weaves together threads from the occult romance or wisdom quest; the shipwreck/desert island/lost race yarn; and the utopian/dystopian dialectic, with a feminist twist. Most critics have misunderstood the tale. A shipwreck victim, Andrew Lowe, is marooned on an unknown island ruled by Diana, an immortal queen with occult powers. (Diana was the Roman counterpart of the virgin Greek goddess, Artemis.) Diana's subjects are descended from an ancient people of unknown origin who were shipwrecked on the island 3,500 years ago. With the help of a sage, Diana has mastered the occult lore contained in a scroll in the possession of her people, including the power of bestowing immortal life or death (she can also revive the dead). The only immortals are the queen and seven princesses. The remainder of her subjects are servants and slaves. Lowe, the only outsider to visit the island during Diana's reign, is well received by the queen, who values his knowledge of the outside world and his teachings about Christianity (some aspects of which are prefigured by the ancient scroll). Diana makes Lowe the first prince of the island kingdom and grants him immortality. Lowe falls in love with Vesta, the youngest princess, who is horrified by his proposal. (The cult of Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth, was served by the Vestal Virgins.) "[R]ecall those dreadful words. Knowest thou not that the great secret of perpetual life is the total absence of passionate love between the sexes?" Under Diana's reign, the island, has been transformed from a rough wilderness into a "paradise of beauty." Diana is converted to Christianity and decides she would like to be like the son of God and rule her subjects by love. However, she has a vision in which she finds the "tree of life" (which she has been seeking in vain for centuries) and sees Jesus who "shall pluck for me the golden fruit." Diana makes Lowe the king of the island and charges him to rule her people "with justice and mercy." She takes the journey across the dark river to be at His side. Unfortunately, when her power is gone, only Lowe and Vesta, both recently made immortal, survive. The other immortals shrivel and die. The remaining islanders go berserk and Lowe, the "serpent in Eden," and Vesta flee the island in his boat. The island is destroyed when volcanic gases are ignited by a lamp made by Lowe to penetrate the darkness of a deep cavern where the islanders disposed of their dead. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 597. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 195. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 99. Teitler 925. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10697. Wright (III) 3971. Not in Lewis or Negley.

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        News From Nowhere: Or, An Epoch Of Rest, Being Some Chapters From A Utopian Romance

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. leather_bound. Full red crushed morocco. Fine. 305 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 300 from an edition of 310 copies. printed in Golden type in black and red. Woodcut frontispiece of Kelmscott House by C.M. Gere, facing page within a woodcut border, numerous 10-line and smaller initial capitals. The delay in publication was caused by the preparation of the frontispiece showing Kelmscott House, after which the press was named. COCKERELL 12. PETERSON A12. Quire M toned, nicks to first few quires at lower corners. One of the scarcer Kelmscott's. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, decorative cover panels in gilt motifs.

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        PLUTARCH'S LIVES.

      London. John C. Nimmo 1893 - 5 volumes octavo 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. A VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND COPY IN GOOD CONDITION. Half green morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands with five gilt fillets, binding unsigned but by a major English binder. Text, but for a small mark on the first title, also in very good condition. A great set of Plutarch's Lives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA. [and] THE ALHAMBRA

      New York and London: Printed at The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1893. n. Hardcover. 229 x 165 mm (9 x 6 1/2"). Four volumes, representing two separately published works, each in two volumes. Publisher's ivory buckram, ornately embellished with a Moorish-inspired design by Alice Cordelia Morse, covers with elaborate decoration in colors and gilt, flat spines with gilt titling and decoration, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. IN ORIGINAL BLUE CLOTH DUST JACKETS with gilt titling on spine. With 61 photogravures of the Alhambra and Granada, each with lettered tissue guard. Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Ella C. Smith ("Alhambra") and of Harold Randolph ("Granada"). "Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of the Book," identifier pba02724 (for the binding). Mild browning to leaves opposite illustrations (from acidic tissue guards), otherwise AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE SET, clean and fresh in very pretty publisher's bindings beautifully protected by their original fine dust jackets. In bindings designed by one of the top book cover artists of the day, these are attractive illustrated editions of two works inspired by Irving's three-year residence in Spain. Although he was born to struggling immigrant parents in New York City, Irving (1783-1859) became a sophisticated citizen of the world, first as a traveller in England, France, and Germany, and later as a political appointee, serving in the American legations in London and Madrid. His writings, accomplished in an amiable and fluent style, earned international recognition; partly because they were often set in foreign locales (as is the case with the present items), they formed one of the first literary bridges established between the Old and New Worlds. "Granada" is one of Irving's earliest works of non-fiction, a highly romanticized retelling the 1492 capture of that Moorish stronghold by the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella. The author reverts to the style of his popular "Geoffrey Crayon" miscellanies for "The Alhambra," a collection of 41 sketches about the famous Moorish palace in Granada. Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961) began her career designing stained glass windows in the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany, before turning to binding design in 1887. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History," Morse enjoyed experimenting with a variety of styles and used "a mixture of Arts and Crafts, Arabic, Moorish, and Persian ornament" when designing the present bindings, in keeping with her practice of "adapting her designs both to complement each book's theme and appeal to the widest audience." Morse was much respected by publishers for her tasteful work, and her bindings for luxury publications appeared in book arts exhibitions at the Grolier Club and elsewhere. Dust jackets from the 1890s are, of course, very uncommon, and especially rare in the fine condition seen here.

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        La paix du ménage EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1893. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1893, 13,5x20cm, relié. - Original, one of 100 numbered copies on Holland paper edition only leading copies after 5 China and Japan 10. Bound in half morocco pistachio, insolated back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, contemporary binding unsigned but attributed to Lancelin. Copy all pleasantly margins established. Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 5 Chine et 10 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin pistache, dos insolé à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque non signée mais attribuable à Lancelin. Exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi. Provenance : bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff.

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        Topsys & Turvys

      New York: The Century Co.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Glossy paper-covered boards with titles and decoration on upper board and spine, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; ff. [5], 31 (printed rectos only), illustrated throughout with full-page chromolithographs. Board edges rubbed, spine quite worn, mull showing along much of its length, but binding remarkably sound, and internally fresh, bright, and unmarked; jacket in several pieces (held in place by mylar wrapper), lacking portions of the spine and with chunks out of the front panel and chips at the flap joints; P. S. Newell's fascinating and colorful "upside down" and "downside up" stories with colored illustrations throughout. "These little maids have been to town to purchase postage stamps, And now are much alarmed to note their actions watched by tramps" - from the cover illustration .

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

      (v. p.) 1893 - 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. 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. Half-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GRAND LIVRE DES PATISSIERS ET DES CONFISEURS Ouvrage en deux parties, renfermant 138 planches gravées.

      Paris, Dentu, 1893. In-4 p. (mm. 300x226), 2 voll., mz. tela coeva, filetti e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XXIV,338,(9 di Indice); 701 (numeraz. continua); molto ben illustrato da 138 pregevoli tavole inc. su acciaio f.t., con complessive 665 figure, tutte dettagliatamente descritte. Come specifica l?'A. nella Prefazione ?"je traite ici deux branches: les entremets sucrés (chauds et froids - grosses pièces de patisserie sur socle et sur tambour) et les pièces ornamentales (modèles de grands gradins et grands socles - grandes pièces-montées de patisserie - gateaux de mariage - petites pièces montées - petites pièces de patisserie, de confiseurs - accessoires et ornements de la patisserie?". Il volume è introdotto da ?"détrempes et appareils de patisserie?". Questo importante libro appartiene alla serie delle celebri opere culinarie del francese Dubois (1818-1901), allievo di Louis Haas della casa Rothschild, cuoco del conte Uruski, capo delle cucine del Kaiser Guglielmo I. Cfr. Vicaire, p. 291 che cita la prima ediz. del 1883 (sempre con 138 tavv.) - Bitting, p. 131. Con fiorit. intercalate nel t. ma complessivamente buon esemplare su carta distinta.

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        A Question of Memory. a Play in Four Acts produced at the Independent Theatre London on Friday October the 27th 1893 by Michael Field Author of 'Stephaia a Trialogue'

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the sign of the Bodley Head, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. One of 120 copies.Uncommon first published edition. This book comprises the sheets of the private issue with four preliminary leaves added, containing half-title, limitation notice, Mathews and Lane title-page, preface, errata list, and a note explaining that "The play stands simply as it was roughly printed for our own and the actors' use. " At the back is a single leaf of advertisements for Michael Field titles followed by a Bodley Head catalogue dated 1893. The play was not reprinted in its original form and was heavily revised before printed in 1918. This is also a notable association copy, with the bookplate of Richard Le Gallienne. Not only was Le Gallienne well acquainted with the authors, but he was also the publisher's reader for the Bodley Head when the book was published. Bound in original green cloth with red title and author to spine and front cover. Offsetting to free front and rear endpapers. Pages unopened. Very good condition. 48 pages plus 16 page publisher's catalog. DRA/081015.

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        COSMOPOLIS, ROMAN, PAUL BOURGET, DUEZ JEANNIOT ET MYRBACH 1893

      Alphonse Lemerre, Éditeur. 1893 - Paris. 1893. Piel, relieves, dorados, nervios. 22X15. IV+475p. Ilustrada con bellos dibujos de acuarelas. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 20 Biblioteca GT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre des ombres parisiennes. Programme.

      Léon Vanier 1893 - Paris, aux éditions Léon Vanier, 1893. In-12, (1 f. blanc), 17 pp., (2 ff. dernier blanc), couverture illustrée. Plaquette cousue. Programme du spectacle d’ombres chinoises du Théâtre des ombres parisiennes qui fut notamment présenté à l’Exposition universelle de Chicago de 1893. Il comprend 6 textes courts d’Henry Somm (L’Éléphant - La Potiche - Cœur inflammable), de Michel Utrillo (La Conquête de la lune) et de Steinlen (Le Virtuose - Une page d’amour). La brochure est illustrée d’une composition en couleur sur la couverture et le second plat, et de figures en noir dans le texte d’Henry Somm. On trouve également en tête la reproduction des deux statues décoratives pour le Théâtre des Ombres parisiennes par Frédéric Homdedeu. Exemplaire sur papier Japon enrichi d’une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE D’HENRY SOMM, signée, au recto du premier feuillet blanc, ce qui rend cet EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        On English Lagoons: Being An Account of Two Amateur Wherryman on the Norfolk and Suffolk Rivers and Broads

      London: Nutt, 1893. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (8.25 x 6 inches), pp.viii, (ii), 298, 2 (adverts). 18 small b/w photo illusts, half-tones. Publisher's pictorial cloth binding, gilt to spine, spine lean. Decorated endpapers, paper a little split to front and rear inner hinges, not affecting integrity of the binding. Sellotape marks to free endpapers (one mark to each fep). Half-title present. A few marks. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm. A Very Good copy indeed. Rare. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        "Aus vielen Wunden blutest Du, oh Volk" ORIGINAL-Aquatintaradierung

      (c.1893/97).. 34x13 (Motiv), 44x31 (Blattgröße) Querformat. SCHÖNES KONTRASTREICHES frühes Blatt [Klipstein 29 IV a], mit minimalem Eckabriss rechts oben und links unten (sh. Abbildung)

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        JAPANESE COSTUMES BEFORE THE RESTORATION Photographed by K Ogawa, under direction of Ko-yu-kai

      Tokyo:: K. Ogawa,, 1893. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ First Edition First Printing in original printed wrappers, Replaced ribbon tie. Top 1" corner of front cover replaced. Mild soil covers. Complete with all 17 full page plates printed recto only, as issued. Plates in beautiful condition with English text below each plate. Folio.

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        The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

      Hammersmith,: printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press., 1893.. One of 250 copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (6 copies were printed on vellum). Woodcut borders and initials by William Morris. Printed in Golden type. 8vo., original limp vellum with silk ties, spine lettered in gilt. Cavendish was an usher in Wolsey's household between 1526 and 1530 and he wrote this book around 1557. It wasn't printed until a century later but many manuscript copies of it had been handed around so it was well-known. The first printed copy appeared in 1641 taken from one imperfect ms. Morris's aim was to put a more perfect text in print, taken from the author's autograph mansucript in the British Library and edited by F.S. Ellis. It makes fascinating reading with detailed insights into Wolsey's character and lowly beginnings. An extremely good, fresh copy. Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. on the front pastedown.

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        Maud, A Monodrama

      Hammersmith,: printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press., 1893.. MORRIS PRINTS TO ORDER. One of 500 copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (5 copies were printed on vellum). Decorative woodcut title page, woodcut borders and initials by William Morris. Printed in red and black in Golden type. 8vo., original limp vellum with silk ties, spine lettered in gilt, in a later slipcase. Maud was a great money-spinner for Morris as it was specially commissioned by Macmillan & Co. who bought all 500 copies. A tragic dramatic poem. The narrator being the unnamed lover of Maud. He kills her brother in a duel and has to flee to France where he later learns that his love, Maud, has died, probably of a broken heart. The distressed poet loses his sanity and imagines he is dead. In the last part, his sanity is restored and he leaves to fight in the Crimean War. Some rubbing and dryness to the top left hand side of the lower cover and spine slightly darkened, a little offset on front free endpaper, otherwise very fresh internally and overall a good copy. Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. on the front pastedown.

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        The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Number 7 of 50 large paper copies, signed and numbered by the author. Author's presentation copy "To Henry from his affectionate sister the author 1893." The recipient was Henry Thompson, Meynell's half-brother - her father's son from his first marriage. Alice Meynell (1847 - 1922) was a popular English writer, poet, editor, critic, and suffragette. She is best remembered today for her poetry, although she thought her essays were superior. Critics differed, and her poetry was widely praised, often as "exquisite." This book was part of an 1989-90 exhibit at Georgetown University "England in the 1890s: Literary Publishing at the Bodley Head." Bound in the original brown cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Slightly chipped and worn but still nice. Some browning to page edges and light brown marks to title page and free endpaper. Very good condition. LIT/081315.

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        Bordeaux und seine Weine nach ihren Lagen und Klassen geordnet von Edouard Feret. Erste deutsche Ausgabe nach der gleichzeitigen, sechsten französischen Ausgabe übertragen von Paul Wendt. Mit gegen 400 Ansichten hervorragender Weinschlösser, gezeichnet von Eug. Vergez.

      Friedr. Nagel (Paul Niekammer) / Feret et Fils, Stettin und Bordeaux, 1893 - Stettin und Bordeaux, Friedr. Nagel (Paul Niekammer) / Feret et Fils 1893. 19 x 13 cm. XVIII, 856 S., 10, [1] S. Anzeigen. Mit 11 gefalteten, farbigen Karten und ca. 400 Text-Holzstichen. Illustriertes Original-Ganzleinen mit reicher Goldprägung. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. Rücken an Kopf und Schwanz mit kl. Einrissen. Etwas stockfleckig. Fromm II, 5425. Vgl. Bitting 93 u. Vicaire 186 (frz. Ausg.). Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Gesuchtes, unentbehrliches Handbuch; mit Karten und Abbildungen aller bedeutenden Schlösser; Angaben über Besitzer, Grösse und Mengen, Weinqualität, usw. Hier vorliegend eine unbeschriebene Einbandvariante mit goldgeprägtem Zusatz "Barkhausen & Co. Bordeaux" in der rechten unteren Ecke des Vorderdeckels. Der Familienbetrieb wurde 1869 gegründet und besteht in vierter Generation. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. Rücken an Kopf und Schwanz mit kl. Einrissen. Etwas stockfleckig. Illustriertes Original-Ganzleinen mit reicher Goldprägung.

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        Le parapluie de l'escouade EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1893. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1893, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition for which there is no mention of leading copies. Binding to bradel half percaline khaki, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, golden double thread tail piece as red shagreen that has small scratches marginal boards marbled paper, lower corner blunt, binding time. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author and his publisher Paul Ollendorff: "... the only editor worthy of the name, a tribute to an author who is not in a vase." Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline kaki, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge qui comporte de petites éraflures marginales, plats de papier marbré, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Allais à son éditeur Paul Ollendorff : "... le seul éditeur vraiment digne de ce nom, hommage d'un auteur qui n'est pas non plus dans une potiche". Provenance : bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff.

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        Silverpoints

      Elkin Matthews and John Lane, London 1893 - First edition, one of 250 numbered copies, this copy out-of-series. A nice copy of the quintessential slim volume of '90s verse with a small band of fading to cloth at upper edge of lower board and slightly rubbed at extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mummy. Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893., 1893. Inscribed First Edition. Octavo, pp.xvi, 404. Bound in the publisher's red cloth, with gilt stamp of Mestha (otherwise known as Imseti) to front board, double-ruled blind panneling to boards, gilt titles and publisher's imprint to spine; deckled edges, newspaper insert pasted in to front flyleaf, bookplate to front pastedown. With eighty-eight illustrations, in a variety of styles (including photogravure), several of them fold-out, and a list of heiroglyphics. Binding is rubbed; worn and frayed at spine ends, bumped at corners, sunning to spine, and with tidemark to bottom left sixth of upper board, some small tears to proud deckle edges. Internally clean, with author's ink inscription to "Rev Henry Blunt, from the writer" in 1893 to first blank, tidemark to front lower right hand of front paste down, corresponding to tidemark on upper board, short ink notation to rear pastedown concerning Amen Ra in the same hand that labels and dates the review of The Mummy pasted in to the front fly, from the Pall Mall Gazette. Pictorial bookplate, "From the Middle East and Egyptological Library" of Robert William Morrell, MBE (co-founder of the Thomas Paine Society). Budge was one of the most significant early British Egyptologists, who wrote a number of standard works on the history of Egypt and Assyria at the turn of the twentieth century, though these have since been superseded by the work of modern Egyptologists, whose research with the assistance of modern technologies and with the advent of further discoveries in Egypt, have rendered a number of his conclusions unsupportable. The Mummy is a work of admirable scholarship, synthesising scholarship in German, French, and English, to giver perspective on the religious rites and means of preservation used in the process of mummification. The figure on the front board, Mestha or Imseti, was one of the four sons of Horus, venerated as a funerary god, and who appears as a human head on the lid of the canopic jar used to store the liver.

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        Princeton vs. Harvard. Tuesday May 30, 1893. Holmes Field Cambridge

      [Cambridge, 1893. [4] pp. on coated card stock. 1 vols. 8vo (17.7 x 15.4 cm.). Photographic self wrappers, split, creased and dampstained. [4] pp. on coated card stock. 1 vols. 8vo (17.7 x 15.4 cm.). Scoreboxes partially filled, with 4 cute pencil drawings around edges of Princeton box scores and a small "H" pennant spliced through Harvard score box Harvard won, 9-8.

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        La société nouvelle Tome I de la neuvième année EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|-Bruxelles: La société nouvelle, 1893. Fine. La société nouvelle, Paris -Bruxelles 1893, 16,5x25cm, broché. - First Edition. Amazing and rare international journal of sociology, arts, sciences and humanities at the crossroads of symbolist and anarchist currents. Many contributions, including those of George Eekhoud, Emile Verhaeren, Gustave Kahn, Reclus, Frederic Borde (Karl Marx), Kropotkin, Maeterlinck, several Nikitin article on Prostitution in Russia, Tolstoy and the Russian military ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Etonnante et rare revue internationale de sociologie, arts, sciences et lettres à la croisée des courants symbolistes et anarchistes. Nombreuses contributions, dont celles de Georges Eekhoud, Emile Verhaeren, Gustave Kahn, Elisée Reclus, Frédéric Borde (sur Karl Marx), Kropotkine, Maeterlinck, plusieurs article de Nikitine sur la Prostitution en Russie, Léon Tolstoï ou la Russie militaire...

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        French Poets and Novelists

      1893. Signed. JAMES, Henry.French Poets and Novelists.London: Macmillan, 1893.Second English edition, Globe printing, of this early collection of 12 essays on French literature by James, an exceptional copy inscribed by him with phrasing from his Theory of Fiction, ?"For these or those who have been initiated into art by production [flourish] the subject is as much a part of their work as their hunger is a part of their dinner. Henry James [flourish] May 18th, 1904.?"?"Henry James is the most voluminous, and probably the best, American critic of French literature?" (Fay, French Review, 24:4,325). James was only a baby when he ?"made his first contact with France in 1844… He was in Europe again from 1855 to 1858, much of the time in Paris, and again in 1859-60. After a ten-year interval in America,?" James continued, throughout his life, to frequently visit France and especially Paris. ?"The fruit of these visits was a lifelong interest in French literature, an interest which left its mark on his own work.?" This volume?'s 12 essays, which appeared in American periodicals such as The Galaxy and The North American Review from 1873-77, includes those on Baudelaire, Sand, Flaubert, de Musset, two on Balzac, and an essay on French theatre. These were collected and first ?"published in book form in 1878 as French Poets and Novelists?" (Pacey, American Literature 13:3, 240). ?"James possessed a point of view tailor-made for the vocation of literary criticism.?" He once memorably described the critic?'s life as ?"heroic, for it is immensely vicarious. He has to understand for others?" (New York Times).Supino 5.4.0. See Supino 5.1.0; Phillips, 10-11; BAL 10534.Text fresh and clean, faint foxing mainly to endpapers, light edge-wear, faint rubbing to cloth. A handsome near-fine signed copy with a memorable inscription.

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        L'Aimé. Roman.

      G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle,, Paris, 1893 - Cm. 19,2, pp. (2) 382 + 10 di catalogo editoriale. Legatura di poco posteriore in mezzo marocchino verde cupo e angoli con titolo in oro al dorso. Taglio di testa dorato, sguardie marmorizzate. Ottima conservazione, in barbe e con testimoni. Esemplare con la peculiarità di presentare 6 acquerelli originali dipinti a piena pagina o intercalati n.t. da noti artisti francesi del tempo: uno di Apoux (a piena pagina) al recto della giustificazione di tiratura, uno di Bligny alla p. 98, uno di Lebègue alla p. 120, uno di Bligny alla p. 240, uno di Apoux alla p. 302, uno di Lebègue alla p. 332. Ex-libris. Edizione originale (esemplare n° 39 della tiratura di testa di sole 50 copie numerate su "papier de Hollande"). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges

      Press of the Lock, Case and Brainerd Company, Hartford, Conn. 1893 - Very slightly rubbed at spine ends; minor bubbling of cloth on back. Cartouche and spine lettering bright. No previous owner's signatures. A beautiful copy. SIGNED BY STAGG on second blank: "To our good helper and friend-- / Sincerely, / A. Alonzo Stagg." Includes a personal and chatty autograph note, signed, and a cabinet card photograph of Stagg, (6.75" x 4.25") signed by him on back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Capital. Extraits faits par M. Paul Lafargue

      Paris: Guillaumiin & Cie., , 1893. Small octavo (144 x 90 mm). Original light brown ribbed cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. Frontispiece portrait of Marx. Lower corner of front cover bumped. Paper stock lightly browned throughout as usual, portrait lightly foxed; a very good copy. First edition of this selection from Marx's Capital, published in the series Petite bibliothèque économique française et étrangère, the product of a surprising collaboration. Lafargue, a founder of the French socialist party and later Marx's son-in-law, of all the French Marxist writers closest to German orthodoxy, made the selection of the extracts. Pareto, whose economic and sociological views by no means coincided with those of Marx, provided the lengthy introduction.

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