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

      

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        The Works of H. Fielding

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

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

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

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

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

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

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

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

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

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        The Novels of Jane Austen

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

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

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

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        P'tit-Bonhomme. (Portrait collé)

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

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        In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Pieces

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

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        [Kelmscott Press] Maud, A Monodrama

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. First edition. Original limp vellum (with yapp edges), green silk ties (all present at full length). Highly ornate double-spread, decorate bordered title page, woodcut borders and initials throughout by William Morris. Printed in Golden type, in red and black. A very nice copy, better than usual with only very slight cover vellum soiling, bookplate evidence removed on inside front cover, else fine internally. A bright example.

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        THE BOOK-HUNTER IN PARIS

      Chicago, A.C.McClurg and Co. 1893 - Octave UZANNE THE BOOK-HUNTER IN PARIS. Studies among the bookstalls ans the days by Octave Uzanne. With a Preface by Augustine Birrell. (illustrations par Emile Mas). Chicago, A.C.McClurg and Co., 1893 [Elliot Stock, London] 1 volume grand in-8 réimposé in-4 (29,5 x 22 cm) de XII-232-(3) pages. Nombreuses petites vignettes en noir dans le texte. Reliure éditeur demi-chagrin marron, plats de toile bleu nuit. Reliure frottée au dos et aux coins. Charnières intérieures fendues et fragiles, relié sur brochure, non rogné. Exemplaire à très grandes marges imprimé sur papier vélin teinté. TIRAGE A 25 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT SUR GRAND PAPIER, POUR LES ETATS-UNIS. BON EXEMPLAIRE D'UN TIRAGE DE TOUTE RARETÉ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays in London and Elsewhere

      James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London 1893 - Hardcover. First edition. An excellent association copy of one of James's major books of essays. It is his presentation copy to Lucy Clifford, "Mrs. Clifford from her friend & servant Henry James." Henry James (1843-1916) was one of the most important writers in American letters as well as one of its most productive and influential. Lucy Clifford (1846-1921) was a British novelist and dramatist with a wide circle of literary friends, most notably Henry James. From their letters it is clear that she held a special place in his affections and was one of his closest friends and confidantes. (See "Bravest of women, finest of friends": Henry James's Letters to Lucy Clifford, ed. Marysa Demoor and Monty Chisholm, 1999). The essays include pieces on James Russell Lowell, Fanny Kemble, Gustave Flaubert, Henrk Ibsen, and Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Bound in original beige cloth with gilt author and title to spine and front cover, and an Art Nouveau style decoration on front.Light rubbing, bumping, and three ink stains on front cover. Interior pages show slight aging to margins but are otherwise clean. A nice copy in very good condition. 320 pages. LIT/011416. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        [Binding, Fine- Gladstone, Captain] Le Petit Chien de la Marquise

      Paris: Librairie L Conquet, 1893. First edition thus. 12mo. Superbly bound by Captain Gladstone in full black crushed morocco with elaborate gilt decorations to both covers comprising geometric patterning of stars, blossoms and vines including five individual gold morrocco onlays on both covers, gilt spine; superb wide inner dentelles with similar gilt patterning, and green card doublures. Signed CEG on front inner dentelle. Original wrappers bound-in and top edges gilt. Spine slightly faded. Fine. Superb binding by this accomplished English binder.

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        VERS ET PROSES. Morceaux choisis. Avec un portrait par James M. N. Whistler.

      1893 - Paris, Perrin, 1893. In-12 (122 X 187) broché ; portrait-frontispice sous serpente, 221 pages, (1) f. Quelques légères traces de plissure aux plats de la couverture, dos un peu foncé. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce choix de textes, en partie originale, sur le joli vélin de l'édition, après 10 Japon et 25 Hollande, seul tirage en grand papier. Il contient en frontispice, tiré sur vélin fort, un BEAU PORTRAIT de l'auteur lithographié par le peintre américain James Abbott McNeill WHISTLER (1834-1903). On note en marge du portrait la présence du cachet sec rond de l'imprimeur "Belfond et Cie, Paris", caractéristique du PREMIER TIRAGE. «De l'avis de ceux qui fréquentèrent le plus assidûment la salle à manger de la rue de Rome, CE PORTRAIT EST LE PLUS RESSEMBLANT qui ait été fait du poète, il est supérieur à celui de Manet. Remy de Gourmont estime que cette lithographie donne de lui l'attitude même, l'air et l'aspect qu'il avait à ses causeries, intelligentes et douces. » (Monda et Montel). L'ouvrage comporte en outre, sur le premier feuillet blanc, un BEL ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de l'auteur : «A Madame Cladel / à mon gracieux confrère Pochi / Jadis, toujours / SM ». Judith-Jeanne CLADEL (1873-1958), romancière, biographe, critique et dramaturge, est la fille de l'écrivain Léon Cladel. Ce dernier fréquentait les poètes du Parnasse contemporain autour de l'éditeur Lemerre et il noua une solide amitié avec Stéphane Mallarmé. "POCHI" est le surnom affectueux qu'on donna à la jeune Judith en souvenir d'une reproduction du "Polichinelle" d'Edouard Manet qui décorait le salon familial. Campée en face du tableau, la fillette dialoguait interminablement avec ce personnage qu'elle appelait "Pochi". Le surnom lui resta et un recueil collectif de nouvelles lui fut dédié en 1886, composé par pas moins de dix-sept écrivains, sous le titre "Le Livre de Pochi écrit pour Judith Cladel et ses petites amies". Outre son activité de femmes de lettres, elle épousa la cause féministe (elle collabore au journal "La Fronde") et fut l'amie et la biographe du sculpteur Auguste Rodin. Elle a tout juste 20 ans lorsque Mallarmé lui dédicace cet exemplaire. (Talvart et Place, XIII, p. 122 - Galantaris, "Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé", n°271 - Monda et Montel, pp. 61 et suivantes - Glaudes et Huet-Brichard, "Léon Cladel", pp. 126-127). BEL EXEMPLAIRE broché, sans la moindre rousseur et dont la couverture ne comporte aucun manque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Instructions signalétiques

      1893 - (4), LXXXIV, 148 pages Melun, imprimerie administrative, 1893, , (4), LXXXIV, 148 pages suivies d'un album en trois parties contenant 84 planches, 2 tableaux dépliants et 1 grande planche repliée, demi-chagrin bordeaux moderne (couverture d'origine conservée, Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue et considérablement augmentée, avec un album de 84 planches et un tableau chromatique des nuances de l'iris humain imprimé en chromotypogravure. Alphonse Bertillon, célèbre criminologue français, présente dans cette ouvrage richement illustré toutes ses instructions signalétiques ainsi que ses observations anthropométriques, des renseignements descriptifs accompagnés d'un relevé des marques particulières. Sur la page de garde, un envoi autographe de l'auteur "à Monsieur et Madame Dodé" du 9 mai 1893. Très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DIOGENES OF LONDON AND OTHER FANTASIES AND SKETCHES .

      London: Methuen and Co., 1893 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-232 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1892" inserted at rear, original dark blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. 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. Small private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down. Just a hint of rubbing to cloth along outer joints, a bright, nearly fine copy. A very elusive book. (#151910) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Utopia.

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

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

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

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        Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part IX

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

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        History of Engraving in England. English Engraving XVI to XIX Century. Illustrated by one hundred typical examples reproduced from rare and unique prints in the British Museum

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

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        Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

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

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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard Burton by his wife

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

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        Blake, William] The Works of William Blake Poetic, Symbolic and Critical

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

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

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

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        Ny jord. Roman.

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

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        History Of Bilston In The County Of Stafford. A Record Of Its Archaeology, Ecclesiology, Parochialia Folk Law and Bibliography

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

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        Shanghai Bund. Tuck Tai. Photographer. [Title Label on Cover].

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

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

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

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        Goblin Market.

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

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        Die Grossindustrie des Königreichs Sachsen in Wort und Bild. Band 2.

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

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        The Writings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Visitenkarte mit U.

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

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

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

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        Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

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

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        THE UNITED STATES WITH AN EXCURSION INTO MEXICO. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELERS

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

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