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        Montezuma's Daughter

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1893 - Maurice Greiffenhagen. Hardcover. First Edition of this Aztec romance. Author's Presentation Copy, inscribed "To Andrew from his affec brother H Rider Haggard 1894." Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was the author of a number of adventure novels set in exotic locales. His books, including She and King Solomon's Mines, are still popular today. Haggard traveled to Mexico in 1891 to do research for this book and sadly his young son died while he was away. The book describes the first interactions between the Spanish and South American natives, as well as murders, shipwrecks, and slavery. Colonel Andrew Haggard, who had a distinguished military career - he was one of he first British officers to command in the Egyptian army - was also a successful novelist, travel writer and poet. It is known that Andrew helped Rider with the writing of Dawn and he likely played an important role in helping his younger brother with the several bestsellers which revolved around Egypt and mummies. There are 25 black and white illustrations by the British painter and illustrator Maurice Greiffenhagen. He was Haggard's friend, which led him to illustrate several of his adventure books, starting with She in 1889. Bound in the original publisher's blue-green cloth with gilt author and title to front cover and spine. Light bumping, small chip to bottom of faded spine. Hinges a bit tender but text block is tight. Interior pages are clean. Bookplate of collector Mark Samuels Lasner to front pastedown. Very good condition. 325 pages plus 24 page publisher's catalog. LIT/012016. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript - Solicitors' Letter Book - 170 Draft Documents Pertaining to Dalquharran Castle and Kennedy Estate, Foreign Investments in Australia and a Fascinating Link to Poet Robert Burns

      Edinburgh, 1893. Edinburgh, 1893. Letter Book Archive of draft documents made by the law firm Campbell, Martin & Boswell, for private estates and business agreements, neatly preserved in a custom binding, featuring little known details relating to the Dalquharran Castle and Kennedy estate, Scottish investments and links to Australia, and a fascinating connection to the renowned poet Robert Burns by way of a lease made with his descendent for a mansion estate which he, too, had personally visited. 8vo. Approximately 170 documents, most in manuscript and some in typescript, 1166 pages combined, with a scant few integral blanks, plus unpaginated manuscript index listed alphabetically by document type. Very large volume measuring 23 x 35 x 9 cm (WxHxD) and weighing 10 pounds. Quarter calf over brown cloth boards labelled in gilt to spine, original marbled endpapers. Bookbinder's label to front pastedown (Caldwell Brothers of Edinburgh). Very good condition, an excellent depository volume of legal and historical interest. The firm Campbell, Martin & Boswell, consisted of three solicitors, each with the title and privileges of "Writers to the Signet", John Douglas Boswell, W.S.; Patrick William Campbell, W.S.; and Francis John Martin, W.S., the latter of whom became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1892. Their office was at 1 North Charlotte Street in Edinburgh, which was the same address as the Royal Bank of Scotland, and situated very near to Charlotte Square. Scots law and legal proceedings of the late nineteenth century, much of which differ today, are well illustrated in this archive of original working documents executed by accomplished patrician lawyers representing some discriminating and aristocratic clients. Many of the documents deal with property conveyance and estate matters, and represent traditions no longer observed, including the obsolete " Trust Disposition and Settlement" procedure for claiming an inheritance. Other documents include assignations, land conveyances, bond and disposition in security, deeds of assumption and discharges, estate inventories, a search for deeds with the Register of Sasines, leases, loan proposals for purchasing commercial space in Edinburgh, records of monetary investments in Highland Railway (HR), Jamaican plantations, property to let in Scotland, Australian banks, and so forth. So exclusive and intertwined were the upper class and wealthy, perhaps not large in number, but surely powerful in society, some interesting genealogical and business connections can be made from examining these papers. Many clients are also relations to the solicitors who often acted as trustees. In one case, we find a multi-generational connection between the Campbell and Burns families, beginning with the Jamaica sugar plantation owner Patrick Douglas and Scotland's celebrated national poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). In addition, these documents shed light on the leasing history of the Dalquharran Castle in South Ayrshire, which included hunting rights for at least one resident, as well as the Kennedy family's monetary investments in Australia. Interesting to note, one of the lawyers from this firm, Mr. Campbell, is related through marriage to the castle's then most recent owner, Mr. Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (died in 1892). Some items of special interest: ? A twenty page lease agreement was issued to a Glasgow coalmaster named Robert Burns (1844-1896), who was the great-great-grandson and namesake of the famous poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759-1796) - who had visited the very same Mansion House of Garrallan in his day, being a friend of its proprietor at the time, Dr. Patrick Douglas. A fascinating and detailed document, the lessors were concerned with mining royalties, minerals specifically deemed as belonging to the Marquis of Bute, and minerals raised at the mansion house. [Garrallan was owned by the Campbell family until 1676. The Douglas family followed but it became extinct in the male line. Dr. Patrick Douglas, who died 1819, also owned property in Jamaica and in 1786 he offered Robert Burns a position as a bookkeeper in Port Antonio, but the poet declined. Burns was a visitor at Garrallan. Jane Douglas married Hamilton Boswell and this family retained it until 1914 when it was sold to the Stevenson family of Changue, who still own the property.] ? Another fascinating document is headed "Notes on Titles of Charlotte Square," now a World Heritage Site situated in Edinburgh. In this we find reference to feudal tenancy and particulars of construction. Excerpts from the document: "Charter by the Magistrates & Town Council of Edinburgh in favour of Alexander Stevens dated 1st June 1803... no buildings are to be erected... on the foresaid back ground... that the area of the square within the line of the street ways was to become a common property for the accommodation pleasure health or other convenience of the several feuars round said square... For the lot of ground in Charlotte Square X the sum of £6. 18/4 3/12 and further paying the sum of £14. 18/4 3/12 upon the entry of each heir and singular successor or disponee to said Lot Houses or Tenements built thereon... For the foresaid piece of ground on Young Street the sum... Disposition of Sir George Hope to Margaret Kyle of Binghill dated 2nd April 1818. Disposition & assignation of the said Rev'd Dr. James Kyle in favour of Alexander Russell dated 8th January 1868. Disposition Settlement by the said George Bruce [Factor and Law Agent, W.S.] dated 10th July 1891 & recorded in the Books of Council Session 27th July 1892." ? At least 8-10 documents pertain to Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (1842-1892) and the Dalquharran Castle which he inherited in 1879 and immediately expanded. The castle, which was built for his grandfather and featured a round bastion tower with a drawing room, piano nobile, and a library above, and an exquisite top-lit spiral central staircase, was extended from 1880-81 by Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy, to accommodate his wife and bedrooms for their nine children. The work was completed at great expense, leaving the Kennedy family almost bankrupt. The family is known to have left Dalquharran for alternative lodgings, and by 1890 they had leased the castle and its lands as a hunting and fishing estate, as seen in this volume. Examples of the papers found herein include: An Agreement of Lease of the Dalquharran Castle as a furnished residence, "excepting the Strong Room retained by the proprietor", to James Paterson of Milton Lockhart, and includes surrounding lands with permission for shooting small game in accordance with the Ground Game Act of 1880. On 24 July 1893, the Scottish Union & National Insurance Company confirming notice of an "assignation" which transfers the estate of Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy, to his second son "John Campbell Kennedy of the Royal Navy." A two page document which itemizes and places monetary value on the "Additional Inventory of the Personal Estate... of the late Mr. Kennedy", including the surrender value of a life insurance of sorts, from which are deducted debts and funeral expenses. A list of debentures, borrowed from institutions in Australia, Canada, and Oregon, also documents relating to his investments with the British and Australasian Trust and Loan Company. Matters concerning his executrix and widow Eliza Barbara Colina (née Campbell) Kennedy. ? An agreement permitting a John Ernest Orr to manufacture and sell a certain steam trap which was patented in 1892 by a millwright named John Mackie. As members of the elite society of Scottish solicitors, the Writers to the Signet, and thus holding special signing authorities and privileges, the firm of three attracted some notable clients, some of which were long-standing clients from generations past. A cursory gander through the volume finds these examples: ? William Jardine Herries Maxwell (1852-1933), a Liberal Unionist politician in Scotland. Maxwell was elected at the 1892 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dumfriesshire in 1895, but lost it very narrowly when his Liberal Party opponent had a majority of only 13 votes. He regained his seat in 1900, but stood down at the 1906 general election. ? William Caven Lockhart-Mure of Livingston in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Lieutenant in the 4th Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse), Indian Army, who later rose to the rank of Major, and died in died in 1913. [With a lease herein the lieutenant agreed to a term of five years, letting and maintaining the Livingstone House, gamekeeper's house, garden and orchard in Kirkcudbright. It was owned by Colonel John Stewart (died 1726), a Scottish professional soldier who served in the Scottish Army and, after the Union with England, in the British Army, who also held a seat in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1708 to 1715, and who had inherited the property from his father. ? James Oswald (1779-1853), an influential merchant and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow from 1832 to 1837 , who inherited the estate of his cousin Richard Alexander Oswald (1771-1841), a Scottish Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1835. [Again a family connection, his son, also named Richard, married Lady Mary Kennedy.] ? Alexander Oswald (1811-1868), a Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayrshire from 1843 to 1852, as well as his father Richard Alexander Oswald, a Glasgow merchant. ? Robert Haldane Scott, a Scottish attorney in Jamaica who filed returns for slaves by plantation owners in Trelawny, and his daughter Eliza Scott who married Reverend Edward Holland of New South Wales and died intestate June 1890. [A detailed document assigns a woman named Margaret Jane Wakeford, resident of Falmouth, Jamaica, as Power of Attorney for the estate of the late Eliza Scott.] ? William Hume, technical chemist and innovative instrument maker, who was very active in the 1880s and 1890s designing and manufacturing magic lanterns, glass lantern slides, oxy-hydrogen lime-light apparatuses, a cantilever enlarging apparatus, a half-plate camera, rapid rectilinear lenses, and other photographic equipment, from his shop at 1 Lothian Street in Edinburgh. [A loan proposal herein indicates that he also purchased the property of 31 Lothian Street.] ? Annabella Alexandrina Campbell Boswell (1826-1914), gentlewoman, born at Yarrows, Bathurst Plains, New South Wales, having a maternal lineage linked to the Campbells. She was a prolific diarist, horsewoman, skilled watercolourist and pianist. In 1849 Annabella met Patrick Charles Douglas Boswell, a free settler from Ayrshire, Scotland, accountant for the Bank of New South Wales (later becoming manager), who was related to James Boswell the biographer, and presumably also Mr. Boswell of this firm. Together Annabella and Patrick returned to Scotland in 1865, where Patrick had inherited the family estate in Ayrshire. ? The only actual "will" recorded here is that of Bengal Army Major General Robert Farquhar Webster's widow, Janetta Annan Webster (née Dewar), which bequeaths the estate to her son, and permits the trustee to invest funds and heritable securities into in stocks of Great Britain, any British Colony or Dependency, until such time as he reaches the age of maturity. [Her husband was educated at the Edinburgh Academy before joining the British Army in India in 1843. He retired in 1878 as a Major General in the Bengal Staff Corps.] ? Major Archibald Hume of Auchendolly and Spitalside, born 27 Dec 1843, and recognized by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for having presented the museum with a bronze enamelled harness ornament of British Celtic origin. ? William Fullarton of Fullarton (1754-1808), a Scottish soldier in the Bengal Staff Corps who participated in the Second Anglo-Mysore War, a statesman, agriculturalist, author, and son of a wealthy Ayrshire gentleman for whom he was named - William Fullarton of Fullarton. ? Reverend Samuel Smith, attached to the church and parish of Borgue in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. ? Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Maitland (176-1824), a British soldier who served in St. Domingue, and colonial Governor of British Ceylon. Historical Scottish minutiae through and through, with over 170 documents to explore, the opportunity of finding little-known information or unravelling early questions of lineage and heritable rights is indeed great! Dalquharran Castle: In the spring of 1819 Thomas Francis Kennedy (1788-1879) of Dalquharran Castle and Dunure, Ayr, (Whig aristocrat and commissioner of woods, forests, land revenues, works and buildings), succeeded his estranged father to the encumbered Ayrshire estates. The principal properties were the Dalquharran Castle near Dailly, and the coastal estate of Dunure, situated between Dalquharran and Ayr. He died at Dalquharran in 1879 and was succeeded by his only child, Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy (1842-1892). At great expense Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy made expansions to the mansion, leaving the Kennedy family almost bankrupt. Recent studies suggest that external construction work was finally finished in the summer of 1890, relating this to a note made by Kennedy on documents bearing this date, and existing records regarding the exterior paving and roofing work being completed. The family is known to have left Dalquharran for alternative lodgings, and by 1890 they had leased the castle and its lands as a hunting and fishing estate. The castle had several tenants over the next 45 years, whilst staying in the hands of the Kennedy family. Eventually, the castle and the estate were put up for auction. It was bought by a Timber Merchant from Troon, who set about stripping the timber from the estate and who leased the castle to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Dalquharran remained a youth hostel until the Second World War, when the Langside School for the Deaf, evacuated from Glasgow, moved in. During the war, the Castle and lands were sold to one John Stewart, a produce merchant from Girvan, who later moved into Dalquharran with his family, and farmed the estate. The Stewart family co-habited the house with friends, but still the house proved too large and expensive to maintain, and was abandoned. The castle was inhabited as recently as 1967, but was unroofed to allow the then owners to avoid payment of high tax rates. It is now a ruin, with only the masonry shell remaining intact. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty?s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters, WS. Wills/Testaments and Inheritance (Scotland): Heritable property, also known as immoveable or 'heritage' property and real estate, included land and buildings. Up to 1868 real estate was automatically inherited by the eldest son (the law of primogeniture) or daughter if there was no son unless there had been a specific disposition or bequest. The law of primogeniture applied to heritage until 1964. This meant that an eldest son might not appear named in the will. Likewise, a wife, who would automatically get the widow's part, may not be mentioned. The right to inherit was established by Retours of Services of Heirs or by a Trust Disposition and Settlement ('deed of settlement'). The actual register of the transfer or other change in ownership was recorded in Sasines.. Very Good.

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        The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,

      Westminster: J. M. Dent,, 1893-94. of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal, and in the End, Le Morte Darthur, with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of This World of Them All. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. 2 volumes, quarto (238 × 190 mm). Contemporary red half morocco by Fazakerley of Liverpool, raised bands to spines forming compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered direct within single-fillet panels gilt, remaining compartments with central fleuron devices gilt, marbled sides ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, fore edges untrimmed. With 2 mounted photogravure frontispieces on India paper, 18 full-page wood engravings (5 double-page), numerous text illustrations and approximately 350 designs for chapter headings and borders (foliate and historiated) all by Aubrey Beardsley. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. The slightest of rubbing to corners, joints and sides, light spotting to fore edges, mild toning, an excellent copy. First edition, one of 1800 copies printed. The book was issued in 12 parts in wrappers, with the purchaser given the choice of sending it back to Dent (who bound them in vellum or cream cloth with gilt blocking designed by Beardsley) or to a binder of their own choice. In 1892, seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John M. Dent commissioned the 20-year-old Beardsley to produce this edition of Le Morte D'Arthur. The 351 designs appearing in the first edition required 18 months for the artist to complete. Of this, Beardsley's first major work, John Lewis states: "In Le Morte d'Arthur Beardsley learnt his job, but the result is no bungling student's work … If he had never illustrated another book, this edition of Morte d'Arthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration" (The Twentieth Century Book, pp. 148-9).

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        Le Docteur Pascal

      1893 - 1pl., (6), 390 pp., (2) Paris, Bibliothèque Charpentier, 1893, in-8, 1pl, (6), 390 pp, (2), demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à faux nerfs, avec super-libris doré d'Arthur Meyer : le coq avec la phrase "je chante clair", titre doré (rel. signée Lemale), Édition originale. Tirage limité à 340 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande, celui-ci portant le n°4. "Le Docteur Pascal" est le vingtième et dernier volume de la série des Rougon-Macquart ; l'intrigue se situe après la chute du Second Empire, période qui constituait le cadre historique de l’ensemble de l’œuvre. Ce roman constitue donc une conclusion à l’histoire de la famille, et permet à Zola de développer les théories sur l’hérédité qu'il a empruntées aux docteurs Prosper Lucas et Bénédict Augustin Morel. Le docteur Pascal est, de l'aveu même de son auteur, « un des romans auxquels [il] tient le plus », car c'est à la fois, comme il le dit dans sa dédicace, « le résumé et la conclusion de toute son œuvre ». L'ouvrage s'ouvre sur une planche repliée sur laquelle est représenté l'Arbre généalogique des Rougon-Macquart. Agréable exemplaire, à l'intérieur frais et à grandes marges. Super-libris, d'Arthur Meyer, directeur du Gaulois, quotidien conservateur et mondain qui fut absorbé par le Figaro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "Bonus" to "Melchior" [the German conductor, Hermann Levi] discussing the Munich premiere of the composer's opera Hänsel and Gretel

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Frankfurt, [?]September 27, 1893. In black ink. With address "Frankfurt a. M. Eschersheimer Landstr. 100" stamped in purple ink to head. In German (with translation). An important letter about the forthcoming Munich premiere of Humperdinck's opera, Hänsel and Gretel. The composer discusses casting, musical alterations, and a piano reduction of the opera with his correspondent, the prominent conductor, Hermann Levi. He also names several singers active in Munich, including Hermann Gura and Emanuela Frank. "For the part of the father, more consideration has to be given to the acting abilities rather than those of the voice; I believe, thus, that [Hermann] Gura is the right man for the job... With regards to the Hansel part, I will be glad to approve, if some parts are placed in a higher register... I was in Mainz yesterday, at Schott's, and learned that the completion of the piano reduction by the beginning of November is impossible." Slightly worn and stained; creased at folds; some words to first page slightly waterstained, not affecting legibility. Together with: A vintage bust-length postcard photograph. Postmarked [?]Vienna, August, [19][?]23. Slightly worn. . Hermann Levi (1839-1900) was the general music director of Munich at the time of this letter. "While working together in Bayreuth, Humperdinck and Levi had become good friends, calling one another by the nicknames 'Bonus' and 'Melchior.' In the summer of 1891, Humperdinck had come to see Parsifal with Hugo Wolf and when he met Levi, he told him of his new fairy tale opera [Hänsel and Gretel]. Levi was interested and asked to have the orchestra part for a composer's festival in Munich. Humperdinck sent him the Dream Pantomime, but the score arrived too late for the concert. Meanwhile Levi was soon so delighted by Humperdinck's music that he asked [Ernst von] Possart to secure the rights for the first performance of the opera. [Felix] Mottl from Karlsruhe and [Richard] Strauss from Vienna also both wanted to perform it. But Humperdinck said that if 'Melchior' were to conduct it, the first performance would have to be in Munich." Frithjof Haas in Hermann Levi: From Brahms to Wagner. Unfortunately, the Munich première, which was to occur on December 14, 1893, had to be postponed because one of the principal singers fell ill. Richard Strauss premièred it instead, on December 23, 1893 at the Hoftheater in Weimar.

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        ALONE WITH THE HAIRY AINU Or 3,800 Miles on a Pack Saddle inYezo and a Cruise to

      London 1893, Murray. Green pictorial cloth, very bright copy. very good, 325p., appendix, map, 93 b.w. illustrations, with. a log and list of artifacts found, 16 x 23 cm., small blind-. stamp on title & first fly, bit of foxing. FIRST EDITION. A MAGNIFICIENT PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE AINU & HOKKAIDO A primary source on the Ainu people of Yezo [Hokkaido] with careful observations of customs, superstitions, morals, language and physiology. * An important primary resource and ethnology, travel book covering the Ainu, their geographic position, features, festivals, the Koro-pok-kuru Pit Dwellers, horse station, Kurile Islands, Ishikari River, Ainu habits, storehouses, trophies, furniture, art, weapons, ornaments, graves and tattoos. * Their physiognomy, attitudes, movements, clothes, music, poetry, dancing, heredity, morals, laws & punishments. * The marital relations and appendix of the Ainu body, with important glossary of Ainu words & geographical names in Yezo and the Kurile Islands. *** A fascinating and keen reference source by a trained observer, useful for an early and unspoiled view of Ainu life and society. Valuable travel guide to Yezo as well. * Profusely illustrated with figures, sketches & drawings by the author. Superbly written in a lucid manner. R A R E *** REFERENCE: H. Cordier: BIBLIOGRAPHIE JAPONICA 621 *** Color scans can be sent by eamail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Autograph letter signed "R Leoncavallo" to an unidentified male correspondent

      3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated [Rome,] December 25, 1893. In black ink. On stationery with the name and illustration of the Hôtel Belle-Vue in Rome printed at head. In Italian (with translation). Leoncavallo describes at length, and with considerable anguish, some of his problems with publishers, journalists, and librettists. This letter is particularly intriguing for its account of the intense rivalry between the two greatest publishers of Italian opera in the late 19th-century: Ricordi and Sonzogno. "A group of people [at the Milanese newspaper, La Tribuna] are determined to make me suffer for the double sin for which I am not to blame: The first is that of belonging to Sonzogno... The second is that of not belonging to Ricordi, and so this is the way that petty journalists and politicians judge a work of art, which has cost me so much work, so much anxiety, and so many tears!... And for the first time all around me I feel discord and coldness and indifference and it brings me great sorrow." Slightly worn, soiled and stained; creased at edges and folds; two small tears to edges of central fold; two small holes to center of second leaf. Together with: A postcard photograph of the composer. Slightly worn; small stains to verso. . "Ricordi owned the rights to nearly all of the traditional Italian repertory, including the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi; and through Lucca, the Italian rights to Wagner's operas. Sonzogno, beginning in 1874, had acquired the Italian rights to the works of virtually the entire body of contemporary French composers, including Bizet, Massenet, and Thomas. Among the emerging composers of the 1880s and 1890s, Puccini was the prize of Ricordi's 'stable'... Sonzogno, who was far more aggressive in seeking out younger composers, had nearly the entire giovane scuola under contract, including Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilèa, and a number of lesser-known figures... " Alan Mallach in The Autumn of Italian Opera: From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915, p. 212. Less than two months before Leoncavallo wrote this letter, his opera, I Medici, had been premiered in Milan with little success. Indeed, in spite of the successful premiere of Pagliacci the year before, it became increasingly difficult for Leoncavallo to have his works performed in Italy. Both Pagliacci and I Medici would be well-received in Germany, however, "where audiences were favorably inclined to works of the Giovane Scuola." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.

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

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

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        Coach of Colonel William Jay

      New York: Henry T. Thomas, 1893. Heliotype. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins. A fine plate depicting Colonel William Jay's carriage at the May 27, 1893 meeting of the New York Coaching Club, from the nineteenth-century publication 'Sporting Incidents'. The stylish sport of coaching was first introduced to America from England during the 1870s. In 1875, William Jay and Colonel Delancey Astor Kane founded the New York Coaching Club, which made its inaugural trip from the Hotel Brunswick in New York to Pelham the next year. The organization was extremely successful, and their regular excursions to various towns in Westchester quickly became a popular public spectacle. Over the next several years, the number of private carriages in New York dramatically increased, so much so that "the annual meet and parade of the Coaching Club [became]...a conspicuous metropolitan event." (Steele) Published during America's Gilded Age, 'Sporting Incidents' is a portfolio of elaborate illustrations depicting equine sporting events and accompanied by H. Milford Steele's eloquent descriptions of the history and status of these activities. It was primarily intended to glorify the increasingly fashionable sports of coaching, hunting, polo and steeple chasing. In its introduction, Colonel William Jay, a founding member of the Coaching Club, extolled the beneficial effect such activities had on the health, behaviour, and moral character of both participants and spectators and explained that the "aim of the artist in this book has been to reproduce such horses and carriages with such details of their equipment as may be useful as hints to those who need them, at the same time furnishing a standard of correctness in such matters."

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        Der freie Ankergang für Uhren

      Hübner, Bautzen 1893 -

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        Le Café Concert Suite complète des lithographies originales

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

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        Four Volumes of Kate Douglas Wiggin Inscribed by Wiggin to her Husband George C. Riggs

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

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        Report of the Evicted Tenants Commission. Presented to both houses of parliament by Command of her majesty

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

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        Buffalo Bill [and the "Frenchman's Bottle Gag," a comic tableau from the wild west show]

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

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      London: William Heinemann, 1893 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [ix] x [xi-xii] [1] 2-308, three inserted folding plates, one inserted folding map, numerous other illustrations in the text, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in black and light brown, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Seminal work, first published as a serial in BLACK AND WHITE, the British illustrated weekly, in 1892 as "The Great War of 1892," that influenced the direction of future narratives of imaginary warfare by George Griffith, Louis Tracy, M. P. Shiel and others. The first lavishly illustrated account of an imaginary war to appear in English "offers startling anticipations of World War I . Competently prepared, apparently seriously intended, and more interesting than most members of the form." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 455. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-46; (1987) 1-26; and (1995) 1-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 180. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, pp. 66-8. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, pp. 62-3. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 56-7. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. Reginald 03229. Early gift inscription dated 1893 on the front free endpaper. Spine lean, cloth rubbed along joints and edges of cloth, some scuffing and scratching to rear panel, free endpapers toned, but a very good, tight copy. This book rarely turns up in better condition. (#149646) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        "A Step Aside" In Three Volumes

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

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        Le Docteur Pascal.

      Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle 1893 - . 8°. 390 S. und 1 gef. Tafel: Arbre généalogique des Rougon Macquart, 1 Bl. Prospectus ?Potrait d Emile Zola? Kopfgoldschnitt. Blaues Halbmaroquin (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Couverture conservée. (Bibliothèque Charpentier. Le Rougon-Macquart). Edition originale. Nr. 238 von 340 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe sur papier de Hollande. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Bel exemplaire en pafait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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        "Vigilant & Valkyrie in a 'Thrash to Windward'"

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

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

      1893 - 8vo. Original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut, with the original ties (one repaired); pp. [vi] + 216 + colophon; printed in red and black in the Golden type, woodcut borders and initials; slight offsetting from ties onto endpapers, otherwise a very nice, clean copy, preserved in a specially made buckram folder and slipcase, spine lettered in gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There were also 10 copies on vellum. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ausgewählte Schriften. Hrsg. im Auftrage seiner Söhne der Herren Erzherzoge Albrecht und Wilhelm. Bände 1-5 (von 6) und Kartenband.

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

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        Design for the Spine of Le morte darthur by Sir Thomas Malory

      [1893] 1893 - An original drawing by Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley (1872-1898) is the best known illustrator from the British 1890s. He lived a tragically short time, dying of tuberculosis at the age of 25. This lovely major work, the epitome of Beardsley's style of art nouveau, is for the spine of the binding cases of Sir Thomas Malory, Le morte Darthur, published by J.M. Dent, 1893-94, Beardsley's first important commission. The book's title (spelled incorrectly as "La Morte Darthur"), author, publisher, and date are included in the design, which is in fact drawn on four separate pieces of paper that have been adhered together. Malory's Le Morte Darthur, published by Dent has been described as incomparable. The same can be said of Aubrey Beardsley's beautiful and remarkable designs (a term he preferred to "illustrations"). Beardsley was only 20 years old when Dent commissioned him to do all of the designs for this work. It was a leap of faith by Dent in taking a chance on an unproven artist. The illustrations were done during 1892-1894 for the initial issue in parts, beginning in June 1893. The design is done in ink on paper with pencil under-drawing showing the change from the initial position of the leaves, on four separate pieces of paper, the title and top border inset above the ornamental panel ; 27 x 6.7 cm. Framed. In fine condition. Provenance: J. M. Dent. Exhibited: "Burne-Jones, The Pre-Raphaelites, and their Century," Peter Nahum, London, 1989, 165 (listed in catalogue vol. I, p. 166-167, reproduced. vol. 2, pl. 124); "Beautiful Decadence," Japan, 1998, 7 (reproduced in catalogue). Literature: Ian Fletcher, Aubrey Beardsley, 1987, p. 128-129; A. E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley: Catalogue and Bibliography, 1945, p. 33; Mark Samuels Lasner, A Selective Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley, 1995. ORIG/011116.

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

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Wassersport XI. Jahrgang 1893 - Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger 223 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände.

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

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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        Struwelpeter junior. Translated from the German of J. Trojan.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lorych]
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        The Harlequin Opal.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands. Vol. I-XI

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

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        Les enfants du capitaine Grand - Voyage autour du monde

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Trois Plumes]
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        Collection of Toller's works including discussions and lectures etc., as well as a collection of 19 printed posters and broadsides, 2 journals and 3 studies about Toller.

      1893-1939 1893 - 57 items in 52 vols + 1 box (printed poster). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        Hell Up to Date.

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

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

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        Einführung in die Grundlagen der Geometrie.

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

      [Bookseller: WP Watson Antiquarian Books]
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