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        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 Maalory 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].

      (London), J. M. Dent, 1893 - 1894. 12 Lieferungen. LXIV + 990 + S.V-VIII + S. LXV - XC. Illustr. OBrosch. im zwei priv. OLwd.-Schubern späterer Zeit. Nr. 88 von 300 Expl. der VA auf Dutch hand-made Paper. In engl. Sprache. Mit den beiden Photogravuren \"How King Arthur saw the Questing Beast ...\" und \"The achieving of the Sangreal\", den Titelblättern für drei Bände sowie allen 5 doppelblattgroßen und 13 Illustrationen auf Tafeln sowie zahlreiche Vignetten und Initialen. - Ebd. m. Randläsuren, wie zu erwarten. Leichte Verfärbungen durch die Illustrationen (Druckerfarbe), Tafeln gebräunt. Tlw. m. Exlibris a. V. Part VI: R. etw. eingerissen. Im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Beiliegend Verlagsnachricht für die Empfehlung diese Ausgabe in drei Büchern zu binden. - Dieses Werk machte Beardsley über Nacht berühmt und etablierte \"seinen\" Illustrationsstil. - Issued originally in twelve parts, the Dent `Morte D`Arthur` was the work that launched Beardsley`s distinctive illustrative style nearly overnight. - Mit eines der wohl einflussreichsten Bücher seiner Zeit, deren Illustrationen heute noch Einfluss auf Graphiker und Illustratoren hatte und unsere Sichtweise massgeblich beeinflußt hat. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Illustrierte Bücher 20. Jhdt; Jugendstil, Buchschmuck

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        Konvolut von 9 Bänden: Jahresbericht des Vereins zur Hebung der Pferdezucht in Niederbayern.

      Landshut, Thomann 1893 - 1909.. Jeweils 36 - 38 S. OLwd. Vorhanden sind folgende Jahresberichte: 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 und 49. - Beiliegt: Statuten des Vereins zur Hebung der Pferdezucht in Niederbayern (anerkannter Verein) in Landshut. Ebda., 1888. 14 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. - Gut erhaltene Reihe!

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        HONOLULU, HAWAII: MAP OF THE LOWER PART OF THE CITY OF HONOLULU AND THE HARBOR FRONT. COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL MAPS BY A.B. LOEBENSTEIN. 1893.

      - This large map is the most authoritative map of Downtown Honolulu made during the 1890s, a heady period that saw the American backed coup d’état that overthrew the Hawaiian Royal government (1893) and the U.S. annexation of the islands (1898). The map shows all of the city’s streets and hints at its innumerable alleyways, while outlining all of its major buildings including: Alholani Hale (the legislature, built in 1874), the Customs House, Music Hall, the Honolulu Market, the former Royal Palace (occupied until January 1893 by Queen Liliuokalani), Armory, Catholic Church, Post Office, while along the harbor front are the headquarters of several corporations and shipping offices. On the west side of the harbor is the ‘Oahu Railway Land Co. – Railway Wharf’, the seaside terminus of Hawaii’s first railway, a line commenced in 1889, which by this time extended only 18.5 miles. The map also shows that the results of the large land reclamation project forming the Waikahalulu-Esplanade area, the waterfront zone located south of Halekauwila Street. Since the late 1850s, work had been underway to reclaim the area, and the map shows that the work was, by this time, largely complete. The details surrounding the publication of the map are often given incorrectly or left vague. In truth, the map was published tipped in to a rare congressional report entitled U.S. 53rd Congress. 2nd Session. House of Representatives. Execute Document No. 47 (Washington, D.C, December 18, 1893). The repost is considered the be a highly important source on the January 1893 American-backed coup d’état that toppled the Hawaiian royal government, and includes an address to Congress by President Grover Cleveland and the ‘Blount Report,’ which describes many details of the coup. The map was therefore published late in 1893 in Washington, D.C, by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The map was compiled by the prominent civil engineer A.B. Loebenstein from the best official sources, in an effort to set the scene for the report’s account of the dramatic events which had recently transpired in Honolulu. Albert Braun Loebenstein (1857 – 1907) was a prominent figure in Annexation Era Hawaii. Born in New York City in 1857, he was educated as a civil engineer and emigrated to the Kingdom of Hawaii in the 1880s. Based in Hilo, on the Big Island, he became a leading land surveyor and maintained a lucrative private consulting business. Loebenstein received important contracts from the American junta, which controlled Hawaii following the coup that overthrew the royal regime in January 1893. He was charged with surveying many of the large government land holdings on various islands. His most important public project was an 1898 plan for the redevelopment of Honolulu Harbor. He also conducted numerous cadastral surveys for private clients. Loebenstein was also a controversial political operator, who while executing contracts for the American junta, was known to harbor sympathies for the former royalist regime. He went on to oppose the U.S. Annexation of Hawaii in 1898. In spite of this, following annexation, he was elected to the Hawaiian Territorial Legislature, whereupon he played a prominent role in the islands’ affairs until his death. The map is rare and is one of the earliest obtainable maps of Honolulu. References: David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1780 – 1900: 1881 – 1900 (Honolulu, 1998), no. 4518 (p. 519); Library of Congress: G4384.H6 1893 .L6

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        ORIGINI E VICENDE DI VIADANA e suo distretto di Ispettore degli scavi e monumenti e direttore del Museo Civico in Viadana,

      Remagni, 1893-1899, Viadana, - 4 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 167, (6); 208, (10); 295, (4); 118, (2), rileg. mod. cartone, conservate all'interno le cop. orig. Ediz.orig. della rara opera del Parazzi. Con 3 tavv. ripp. (al I vol.) raff. la carta topogr. del Viadanese, Montesauro con il corso antico del fiume Oglio, la mappa itinerante romana (a colori). Altre 2 tavv. (al vol. III) raff. la chiesa di S. Francesco e un'antica iscrizione. Bell'esempl. [028]

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        Manuscript Journal - Watercolours & Pencil Drawings of Australian Pioneers & Settlers - First Voyage of Renowned British Wine Merchant & Founder of Australia's Wine Trade - RMS Oceana

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

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        The Writings / Works of Henry David Thoreau - New Riverside Edition, 11 volumes complete, ca 1893 - Concord & Merrimack Rivers, Excursions, Walden, Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Familiar Letters, Miscellanies

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1893. Hardcover. Near Fine. No date on title page, ca. 1893, 11 volumes, complete, bound in hunter green cloth gilt, black coated endpapers. Near fine with bright bindings, crisp hinges. A lovely set.

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        Anatol.

      Berlin Bibliographisches Bureau 1893 - In-8; 1 Bl., 138 pp; unbeschnittene OBrosch. mit restauriertem und händisch beschriftetem Rücken; stellenweise etwas fleckig (vereinzelt stärker). - Auf dem Titel Widmung des Autors "Herrn Robert von Ehrhart in herzlicher Verehrung Arth[ur] Sch[nitzler]". Allen C4. 8; Wilpert-G. 1. - ERSTAUSGABE der ersten Buchveröffentlichung Schnitzlers mit der in Gedichtform gehaltenen Einleitung von Hugo v. Hofmannsthal (hier unter dem Pseudonym Loris). Der Widmungsträger Robert Frh. von Ehrhart (1870-1956) war Jurist und Verfasser von Romanen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Report of the committee appointed by the Secretary of State for India to inquire into the rules, regulations and practice in the Indian cantonments and elswhere in India, with regard to prostitution and to the treatment of venereal disease;: Together with minutes of evidence and appendices. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

      [C.-7148], London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1893 - A highly detailed report on prostitution and its consequences for the army in late-Victorian India with evidence from Lord Roberts and others. A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter roan, spine a little rubbed.

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        A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa

      London: Richard Bentley, 1893. Third Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1893. 455 pp, ill. One of the best, most widely read, quoted and reprinted books. Only the first four editions of this book have the green cloth with the three gold animal heads on the cover. This is an amazingly nice copy showing very little wear. It was obviously well cared for by one collector and should go to the home of another. Truly near fine in original cloth.

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        Topsys & Turvys No. 1 & 2 (2 Vols.)

      The Century Co, 1893. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1893-94 1st editions of this very early effort by the wonderful Peter Newell ("The Hole Book", "The Slant Book", etc.). Uncommon as a pair. Both volumes VG-/VG in their pictorial panels, with light wear at the hinges and along the fore-edges. A bit of light soiling to the endpapers as well and an illustration of a church taped onto the front panel of No. 2, which appears to also be missing its front free endpaper. Still though, a solid, presentable example of this pair of very fragile late 19th century American children's books.

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        Uncle Silas

      Hutchinson, UK 1893 - New Edition 1893. . Bound in three quarter period vellum and hand marbled endpapers. The book is very good with a natural patina ot the velum and lightly marked/rubbed boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Book slightly sprung as common with vellum bindings. Contents good. Rear endpaper stained with red dye. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stories & fairytales

      George Allen, London 1893 - First edition of the special large-paper edition (limited to 300 copies) of the works of Hans Christian Andersen. Printed on handmade paper. Includes illuminated capital letters and 100 stunning woodblock-printed illustrations by Gaskin (some full-page). Translated by H. Oscar Sommer. Title and illustration in gilt on the front covers of both volumes, and square illustration in gilt on the back. Title also in gilt on spine. Some browning to spines and edges of covers, and minor browning and foxing to endpapers and first few pages of both volumes. Minor offsetting from woodblock title pages in both volumes. Stain on the back cover of v.2. V.1 has inscription `Henry C. Carter, June 21, 1900` as well as original order form for Hans Christian Andersen`s Stories and Fairy Tales. Otherwise contents in remarkably clean and bright condition. xi, 398 p. & xii, 426 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some Rebel Relics From the Seat of War

      Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Nashville 1893 - 12mo. [2], 315pp., [1]. Front illustration. Gray cloth hardcover with gilt stamped Confederate soldier and red and green floral design on front cover. Floral design and gilt stamped title on spine. Very light shelf wear to cloth binding. Goodloe was a First Lieutenant in Company D, Thirty-fifth Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry. He was a member of John L. McEwen's Bivouac No. 4.Tall Cotton 70; Dornbusch II 67; Nevins I p. 95, "These valuable memoirs by an Alabama soldier recount incidents of the war in the west; indispensable for any study of the Confederate Army of Tennessee." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [BROADSHEET PROGRAM AND TWO CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPHS OF MISS OLOF KRARER, "THE LITTLE ESQUIMAUX LADY"]

      Illinois, 1893. Old folds, some chipping and wear to program. About very good. Cabinet cards near fine. Promotional items for Miss Olof Krarer, "The Little Esquimaux Lady," an Icelandic dwarf who toured and lectured about her supposed life as a Greenland Eskimo. The program, which indicates that Krarer will speak at the Presbyterian Church in Richland, Michigan on Friday evening, April 18, 1890, gives testimonials about her talk, as well as biographical information about the lecturer: "Miss Krarer was born and lived in her native country, Greenland, until 15 years of age, when she left home with a party of shipwrecked sailors, and after traveling one thousand miles over frozen seas at last reached Iceland. She remained in Iceland about ten years, when she left there with her father and finally reached Manitoba. Many friends becoming greatly interested in her welfare induced her to study the English language, which she has done to great advantage during the past six years, and now speaks it fluently. The story of her life, as she tells it, is more thrilling than any fairy tale." Indeed, as she told it, her life was a fairy tale. Krarer (1858-1935), an Icelandic native, emigrated to the United States at the age of nineteen. Unable to find any work beyond the circus sideshow, she reinvented herself as a Greenland Eskimo and took to the lecture circuit, where she told outlandish (and incorrect) tales of life as a Greenland native. Her talk was extremely popular, and she toured for many years, delighting audiences across the country. The two cabinet cards, printed in Ottawa, Illinois, show her in "native dress" (i.e. a white furry suit) and in the latest Victorian fashion. Both the cards and program note that she is "40 inches in height, and weighs 120 pounds.

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        Vögel als Bettelmusikanten. [Signierte Original-Lithografie / signed original lithograph].

      0 - A. Paul Weber (Andreas Paul Weber), geboren 1. November 1893 in Arnstadt, gestorben 9. November 1980 in Schretstaken bei Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein. Nummer 168 von 185 nummerierten Original-Lithografien auf Büttenpapier BFK Rives France. Unten links numeriert und mit dem roten Stempel der Clan-Presse versehen, unten links von A. Paul Weber signiert. Maße Blatt: 65,0 x 50,0 cm. Maße Abbildung: 38,4 x 30,7 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 168 of 185 numbered original lithographies on handmade paper with mark of the Clan-Presse and signed by A. Paul Weber. Measure sheet: 65,0 x 50,0 cm. Measure image: 38,4 x 30,7 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      New York, 1893. Large octavo. Original half cloth and paper boards, paper labels. Boards edgeworn and a bit soiled, several hinges cracked, spines darkened, spine label on first volume chipped. Very fresh and clean internally. About very good. Largely unopened. One of 200 copies on handmade paper (this being number 197) from a total edition of 1000, and slightly larger in format than the 800 copies printed on "fine book paper." 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 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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        Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas in 91 Haupt- und 86 Nebenkarten nebst vollständigem alphabetischen Namenverzeichnis

      Velhagen und Klasing, Bielefeld 1893 - Lose Blattsammlung im orig. Halbleder-Buchkasten, Kasten an Ecken und Kanten bestossen, Buchrücken am Gelenk stark eingerissen, Einband etwas angeschmutzt, Vorsatzpapier beschädigt, Exemplar mit Schliese Goldprägung auf dem Cover. Buchrücken des Namensverzeichnis beschädigt und weist Fehlstelle auf. Seiten des Namensverzeichnis teilweise repariert. Zu den Karten: 3 Kartenbögen (45-46, 49-50, 51-52) fehlen, Karten weisen teilweise kleine Flecken auf, Tintenflecken auf den Karten (71-72 und 73-74), Karte 139-140 weist Randläsuren auf - Namensverzeichnis (166 Seiten). Nicht vollständig! Aber mit Ergänzungsblatt 117a/118a deutsch pages. 2 3. völlig neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane.

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Sextodecimo. Original cream linen-backed blue paper boards, printed titles to front board and manuscript titles to spine in black. Elaborate woodcut borders to title page and page 1, and woodcut initial throughout, all designed by William Morris. Text printed in black and red Chaucer type. Minor wear to the lightly darkened spine, boards a touch tanned, text block cracked in a couple of places, but firm. A very good copy. First edition of Morris's translation of this story, taken from the work Nouvelles françaises en prose du XIIIième siècle which was originally published in Paris in 1856. King Florus and the Fair Jehane would later appear in the work Old French Romances Done into English by William Morris, published by George Allen in 1896.

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        HIS SONGS OF INNOCENCE

      Oxford: H. Daniel, 1893. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good binding. In the original cream wrappers, with title set within ornamental border, and the letters "sBi" set between a pair of type ornaments and two repeated floral bands. With a quite short tear to the projecting edge edge of the front wrapper this is a nearly fine, untrimmed, partly-unopened copy, free of any soiling or separation. This is #65 of 100 copies, in lovely condition and housed in a slipcase with inner chemise. A rare Daniel Press book. (Madan 26.). Very Good binding.

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        Voyage de Bruxelles à Las Palmas et Santa-Cruz de Tenerife. Par Ernest Annoot.

      1893 - 2 vol. in-8 oblongs manuscrits à pagination continue de 248 pp., titre manuscrit sur le premier plat, cartonnages décorés de l'époque, tranches dorées. Relation manuscrite d'une destination encore neuve en cette année 1893 : les îles Canaries, Las Palmas et Santa Cruz, à l'époque où l'archipel voit l'instauration de ports francs qui favorisent ses relations commerciales et augmentent le nombre de navires faisant escale dans le port des villes ; les premiers touristes européens arrivent au même moment, tandis que s'élèvent les premiers grands hôtels. Ernest Annoot quitte Bruxelles le 25 septembre 1893 en compagnie de son épouse et son fils William pour se rendre « par étapes vers les côtes occidentales d'Afrique aux iles Canaries ». Aux considérations propres au récit de voyage (monuments, gastronomie, populations, scènes quotidiennes), se mêlent des notions inédites sur le climat, la géographie ou la botanique : Ernest Annoot est ingénieur « agricole » en Belgique et au voyageur se substitue souvent l'explorateur scientifique à la manière d'un Humboldt, modèle présumé de l'auteur (« De l'aveu de plusieurs écrivains, notamment d'Humboldt, Saint Croix de Teneriffe vue de la mer d'une certaine distance est l'un des plus beaux points de vue du monde »). Bruxelles-Paris ; Bourgogne ; Lyon (« nous voyons l'endroit où fut assassiné il y a quelques mois le président Carnot ») ; Tarascon (quelques considérations sur la vigne et la phylloxera) ; Perpignan le 29 septembre (« nous traversons dans le crépuscule une petite ville triste et vieillote entourée d'une formidable ceinture de murailles et de forts ») Cerbère (« la douane : N'avez-vous pas le cholera ? pas que je sache ni madame ni mon fils »). Espagne, le 1er octobre : huit jours passés à Barcelone (« Lorsqu'il se donne une course, corrida ainsi qu'il est d'usage de dire, course qui n'est autre cependant qu'un combat et qui se passe toujours le dimanche, la ville entière est en fermentation ; dans l'arène - dont l'architecture ressemble aux arène romaines - il y a place pour trente mille personnes mais on en introduit un nombre illimité »), climat de barcelone ; comment on est reçu-servi en Espagne ; Valence ; Climat de Malaga ; Cadix ; la traversée : L'océan la vie à bord. Las Palmas, « Le matin du 17 octobre vers neuf heures et demi, on sent que là-bas devant soi ce n'est plus la mer infinie : C'est la combe (crête de la grande île) que nous voyons cachant la base du Pic de Tenerife. » Climat ; nourriture (« il faut considérer qu'à un second point de vue le voyageur qui s'y rend se trouve placé dans les conditions physiques les plus favorables à l'éclosion des désordres : en effet un brusque changement de régime alimentaire l'oblige à se contenter de choses indigentes qui prises en Belgique meme révolteraient ses organes intestinaux . ») ; insectes, animaux, végétations (« citons le figuier de barbarie le manguier (mango) des Indes ») ; « la race » ; « le costume » ; « le commerce » ; Quelques excursions : Guimar ; la vallée d'Orotava.

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        Siam the Land of the White Elephant

      White Lotus, New York 1893 - Siam the Land of the White Elephant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company. 1893. First. First edition. 12mo. 274pp., illustrated with diagrams. Blue cloth gilt, illustrated on the front board with an image of a football player. A bit of light spotting on the front board, else near fine in what we are convinced is the original unprinted paper dustwrapper (with a piece cut away on the spine in order to reveal the title, else a nice very good or better example. One of the scarcest, earliest, and most important books on the game of American Football. Very scarce. .

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        A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa

      Richard Bentley, London 1893 - 455 pp, ill. One of the best, most widely read, quoted and reprinted books. Only the first four editions of this book have the green cloth with the three gold animal heads on the cover. This is an amazingly nice copy showing very little wear. It was obviously well cared for by one collector and should go to the home of another. Truly near fine in original cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      New York: A. A. Vantine & Company, 1893. Envelope. Very Good. The envelope, made from sparkling Japanese paper, measures 3" x 5" when folded and 10" x 13" when unfolded. It is filled with multi-color images of Japan (Mount Fuji and seaside scenes), a wide variety of Asian merchandise sold by Vantine, and Japanese and Chinese men celebrating Christmas. A. A. Vantine's was one of the first and largest importers of Asian goods in the United States and dominated the American market well into the twentieth century. Vantine opened his first "Oriental Store" in New York City in 1866 after years of selling trade goods to gold miners in California where he first became captivated by Asian ceramics and textiles. After a slow start, his sales exploded, and by the 1870s, Vantine stocked thousands of items and had branch offices located throughout the United States. This very scarce postal advertisement is truly spectacular in size, illustration and content; it will be used to illustrate a chapter on A.A. Vantine in the soon-to-be-published reference book, "Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles," edited by John E. Vollmer that is scheduled for release by 5 Continents Editions of Milan in the summer of 2016.

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        Panorama von Gütersloh'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Friedrich Gottlob Müller in Hannover, 1893, 42 x 63,5 Westfalia Picta, Band VII, Nr. 160; Articus, Schles.-Holst. Ortsansichten von F.G. Müller. - Müller geb. 1816 in Roda (Stadtroda) gest. 1908 in Hannover lieferte über 130 Lithographien im wesentlichen aus Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen u. Westfalen. - Müller arbeitete von 1844 bis 1884 in Verden. - Von 1884 an lebte er in Hannover. - Vorliegendes Blatt mit 11 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Mittig großes Panorama von Gütersloh mit den Bahnhofsanlagen im Vordergrund umgeben von der Baumwollspinnerei v. Greve, Gymnasium, Neue Kirche, Rathaus, Seminar, Bürgerschule, Krankenhaus, Alte Kirche, Postgebäude u. Gasanstalt mit Brauerei, Wasserturm und Turnhalle. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1893] - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii [1] 2-306, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Hume Nisbet and M. Nisbet (including frontispiece and engraved title which are conjugate leaves comprising gathering ["a"]), late nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and maroon cloth, black leather spine label titled in gold, floral patterned endpapers, a.e.g. First edition. Nisbet's most fantastic novel, a mix of historical fantasy, the supernatural, and super science. Vikings find an ancient and technologically superior civilization, the Tulans, who inhabit a warm land in the north polar sea. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1626. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 873. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 53. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10696. Miller, pp. 636-37. Leather rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a nice copy in an attractive period binding (perhaps for presentation). A very scarce book. (#149707) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition..

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

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        THE CELTIC TWILIGHT Men and Women Dhouls and Faeries

      Lawrence and Bullen 1893. . 1st Ed. 12mo. [i] publ. advert + [i] + xii + 212pp. Frontispiece by J.B. Yeats. Some light browning, paper split to head of upper joint, original green ribbed cloth, browned spine chipped to head and with publishers names in upper case to tail. Wade No. 8 with first variant binding. US$660

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        Korte geschiedenis der Nederlandsche rijdende artillerie. Arnhem, 1893.

      - 4°, 142 pag. Geillustreerd met 6 originele ingeplakte foto's (fotograaf C.E. Westerborg). Linnen band met goudopdruk. Zeer fraai exemplaar. B1195.

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        THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE ...

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

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        Hideyoshi EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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

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

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition.

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

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

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

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        A MINER'S LETTERS TO HIS WIFE

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

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

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1893] - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii [1] 2-306 [307-312: ads (dated "October, 1893" on page [308])], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Hume Nisbet and M. Nisbet (including frontispiece and engraved title, which are conjugate leaves comprising gathering ["a"]), original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges gilt, mustard coated endpapers. First edition. Nisbet's most fantastic novel, a mix of historical fantasy, the supernatural, and super science. Vikings find an ancient and technologically superior civilization, the Tulans, who inhabit a warm land in the North Polar Sea. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1626. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 873. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 53. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10696. Miller, pp. 636-37. Spine panel just a bit faded, else a bright, near fine copy overall. A nice copy of a very scarce book. (#148952) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mes Prisons

      1893 - Paris, Vanier, 1893. Broché, 118 x 188 mm, 81pp. Reliure à la Bradel plein papier décoré, pièce de titre, titre doré, couverture et dos conservé (Goy-Vilaine). EDITION ORIGINALE. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : " à Philippe Zilcken bien affectueusement; Paul Verlaine". Paul Verlaine et Phillipe Zilcken : En octobre 1892, le Peintre, aquafortiste, lithographe et écrivain d'art Philippe Zilcken écrivit à Verlaine pour l'inviter à donner des conférences sur la Poésie française. Verlaine se rendit à La Haye, du 2 au 13 Novembre 1892 et logea chez Philippe Zilcken. "Verlaine arriva chez nous par un commencement de Novembre sombre et pluvieux, aux feuilles rouge et or, qui lui plaisait infiniment, d?autant plus que, de chez moi, il avait une vue superbe sur le « vieux parc solitaire et glacé » de la Maison du Bois. Des compatriotes habitant Paris m?avaient écrit « prends garde », « pense à ce que tu fais », et mille autres avertissements analogues, basés sur la réputation de bohême incorrigible que s?était faite Verlaine. [?] Lorsqu?il eut passé seulement une journée chez nous il avait conquis toute la maisonnée, depuis mes parents jusqu?à ma petite fille, alors âgée d?un an et demi, quoiqu?il ait dit quelque part « bien que je sois assez froid d?ordinaire avec les enfants ». Un jour il montra toute l?exquise délicatesse qui était en lui : prenant ma femme à part, il lui dit : « on a raconté tant de choses sur mon compte que je ne veux pas que vous ignoriez qui vous avez accueilli sous votre toit ». [?] Et alors il lui confessa toute sa vie, du moins tout ce qui devait contribuer à la faire admettre. Lorsqu?il nous quitta, il laissa un vide qui ne se combla que lentement." (Philippe Zilcken, Souvenirs, Floury, Paris, 1900). Les conférences connurent un grands succès, rapportant neuf cent francs au poète, ainsi que la commande d'un volume sur son voyage pour la somme de mille francs, par Mr Blok, libraire à La Haye. Les deux hommes entamèrent une correspondance, d'une trentaine de lettres autour de la rédaction du paiement du l'ouvrage racontant le sejour de Verlaine. Elle fut après la mort de Verlaine, en 1897 sous le titre : " Correspondance et documents inédits relatifs à son livre Quinze jours en Hollande avec une lettre de Stéphane Mallarmé ". Co-édité à La Haye pr Blok et à Paris par Vanier, l'éditeur historique du poète, "Quinze jour en Hollande" paru en 1893, orné d'un portrait de l'auteur par Philippe Zilcken. Toute la famille Zilken occupe une place importante dans l'ouvrage et particulièrement Philippe Zilcken qui accompagne le poète durant tout son séjour. Verlaine y intégre le sonnet écrit pour la petit René Zilcken. En janvier 1896, à la mort de Verlaine, Zilcken rendit hommage au poète dans un article du De Amsterdammer Weekblad voor Nederland "Verlaine in Holland".

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        A Book of the Heavenly Birthdays

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

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        Nettelbeck. Miß Maria Brown. Historische Novellen.

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

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

      1893. Superb displayable condition. Handsomely presented in a period-style gilt American exhibition frame. This entertaining painting depicts a version of the comedy pantomime routine called "The Frenchman's Bottle Gag" performed in England by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The painting shows a bewildered Buffalo Bill ready to come to blows with two Cockney characters stealing drinks from his flask. A prominent historian of performance tells us: "The gag, made famous in Paris by the Scanlon Brothers and their collaborator, the Agoust Family Jugglers, in the long playing three-stage acrobatics, magic, and pantomime spectacular, Le Voyage en Suisse, usually involves two clowns, a ridiculously dressed Frenchman, and his bottle. The clowns steal his bottle and surreptitiously sneak sips back-and-forth, as the bewildered Frenchman desperately attempts to figure out who's got his bottle. This image is of costers or pearlies, East End London cockneys, victimizing the Buffalo Bill character - the old Hanlon & Agoust drinking routine re-costumed for the Wild West show's British audience." Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show made two extensive tours of England and Europe prior to the date of this painting: 1887-88, arriving for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee; and 1889-93, playing the great theaters and fairgrounds. The 1893 tour was at the height of the show's fame. The 1893 show program states: "Since the visit of Buffalo Bill's Wild West to England and its remarkable engagement in London, at West Brompton, in 1887, a history and tour have been made, such as no organization of its magnitude and requirements ever accomplished." Henri Agoust, the Hanlon's long-time collaborator (the parties later fell out and sued each other in a bitter legal dispute), had a son named Alfred, a member of the Agoust Family Jugglers. According to a census of traveling show people, he would have been in his early twenties in 1893. His biography is otherwise unknown. It seems likely that the juggling Alfred Agoust was also the well-trained, talented artist responsible for this magnificent show business painting, its attention to costume, props, and comic gesture demonstrating the specialized knowledge of the insider. Almost all images of the Wild West Show are found in the great lithographic posters and photographs produced by the William F. Cody publicity machine. Period oil paintings of the Buffalo Bill act are very rare indeed. This wonderful image, showing a comic routine Buffalo Bill evidently adopted from European circus acts, is a unique contribution to the iconography of the Wild West Show.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. mit eigenh. Notenzeile.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        IVAN GREET'S MASTERPIECE ETC. .

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

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

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

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        Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa

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

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