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        ART AND ARCHITECTURE [3 VOLUMES]

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

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        Einführung in die Grundlagen der Geometrie.

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

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

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

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        PLATONIA: A TALE OF OTHER WORLDS.

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith . London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d. [1893] - Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-190, late nineteenth century three quarter brown leather and cloth. First edition. Published in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter. "Science fiction story of a space flight to the planet Platonista, a small, previously undiscovered, world closer to Earth than Mars, encountered accidentally after the hazardous navigation of a meteor shower. The inhabitants are human, scientifically advanced, and the planet has some curious properties, of which the oddest is that its atmosphere slows light down so that the Platonian astronomers viewing Earth see it as it was 100 years earlier." - Locke, Voyages in Space 129. "An unknown, small planet nearer than Mars. Its capital is Campanella. Private enterprise but protected by state. Stress on gradual reform." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 98-9. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 139. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Not in Lewis or Negley. Rebound in three-quarter leather without the paper wrappers, shallow chipping to leather at head and tail of spine panel, corner tips a bit worn, outer joints rubbed and repaired, internally a clean, very good copy. Rare. (#152398) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La Franc-Maçonnerie synagogue de Satan.

      Victor Retaux Et Fils, Libraires-Editeurs 1893 - In-8 ( 235 X 155 mm ) de 556 pages, demi-toile bleu-vert à la bradel, dos lisse avec pièce de titre de basane anthracite. 18 planches hors-texte. Bel exemplaire de cette très rare édition originale. Esotérisme Occultisme Hermétisme Religion Franc-Maçonnerie [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DIOGENES OF LONDON AND OTHER FANTASIES AND SKETCHES ...

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

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        The Discovery of Australia

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

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        Jagdschloß, "Friedrichsruh im Sachsenwalde".

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

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

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

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

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

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        Souvenir of the New York Stock Exchange

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

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        Life With Trans-Siberian Savages.

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

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

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

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK.

      Francis P. Harper, 1893. - First edition. 4 Volumes. Cloth, x-cxxxii, 1-352pp. + 353-820pp. + 821-1298pp. + 1299-1364pp. + maps, charts, facsimiles, and large folding map. "A new edition, faithfully reprinted from the only authorized edition of 1814, with copious critical commentary, prepared upon examination of unpublished official archives and many other sources of information, including a diligent study of the official manuscript journals and field notebooks of the explorers, together with a new biographical and bibliographical introduction, new maps, and other illustrations, and a complete index by Elliott Coues." According to Wright Howes, this is "the most scholarly" edition. "Coues was a remarkable man: physician, naturalist, military officer, lexicographer, author, and editor, he brought to his work a superb background of knowledge and experience as well as an ability to organize information and to write fluently. He was responsible for first calling attention to the remarkable scientific accomplishments of the expedition. He was also responsible for rediscovering the original journals of Lewis and Clark which had been, from a practical standpoint "lost" in the archives of the American Philosophical Society for many decades."---Dr. Roger K. Larson. Of the Coues edited edition, Wagner-Camp states ".his 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." Nicely rebound in brown cloth. Ex-library, with small blindstamp of The Huntington Memorial Library on the title page of each Volume. Two large folding maps professionally reinforced. Four leaves professionally tipped-in at front of Volume I. Else near fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion.

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

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        The Secret Commonwealth of Elves Fauns & Fairies

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

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        TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY

      1893. [Wells's very first book] With an Introduction by G. B. Howes. [In Two Volumes.] Part I: Vertabrata | Part II: Invertabrates and Plants. London: W. B. Clive & Co., University Correspondence College Press, n.d. [1893]. 36 pp ads dated "19.9.92" in Vol I; 2 pp undated ads plus 32 pp ads dated "23.10.93" in Vol II. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of H.G. Wells's very first book. Wells had studied zoology and geology in the late 1880s, but failed the final geology examination. He proceeded to teach science in various schools while studying to retake exams in both fields, finally succeeding in 1890. He then secured a teaching post at University Correspondence College (1890-1892), during which time, in order to supplement his lecturer's salary, he began writing -- authoring this text-book and then HONOURS PHYSIOGRAPHY in 1893, and experimenting with a few fantastical short stories. While teaching at UCC, in 1891 he married his cousin Isabel Mary Wells.~Included in the two volumes are all 47 folding plates, the originals of which were drawn by Wells himself. Vol I would be revised and reissued in 1894 (with "Part I" replacing "Vol. I" on its spine) -- at which time its plates would be re-drawn by one Miss A[my]. C[atherine]. Robbins, who had been a pupil of Wells at the UCC. In 1894 Wells left his wife to live with Miss Robbins -- whom he called "Jane" because he disliked the name Amy -- and in 1895, once the divorce from Isabel was final, "Jane" would become the second Mrs. H.G. Wells. That same year, 1895, Wells would burst upon the literary scene with THE TIME MACHINE -- followed the next year by THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, followed the next year by THE INVISIBLE MAN.~This set has Vol I ads dated 19 September 1992 (the earliest date), and Vol II ads dated 23 October 1893 (not quite the earliest, which was 21 August 1893). The volumes are in near-fine condition (Vol I with a little wrinkling of the spine cloth). Hammond E1; G. Wells 1; Wells Society 1. Housed in a clamshell case.

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        Our Village

      London And New York: Macmillian & Co. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1893. Cloth. The Canford edition, original cloth, in heavy ornate gilt. All edges gilt. In publisher's original printed and illustrated paper dust-wrapper; With an introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and one hundred illustrations by Hugh Thompson .

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        The Works of Captain Richard Burton SEVEN VOLUMES

      Tylston and Edwards, London 1893 - 8vo. 1893-4. Memorial edition. 4 titles in 7 vols. (complete). Library labels to upper paste-downs. Light browning to pages and sporadic foxing. Small library stamp on verso of plates and occasionally in text, otherwise a crisp, tight set. All plates and maps present.(Marginal bleed of Armenian bole from top edge affecting only plates in Vikram.). Original black cloth gilt.Vol 1 rebacked with original spine relaid. Minor bubblling to cloth to three vols. Bumping to corners and light wear to extremities. Gilt a little dull but overall a gooduniform set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dekorative Vorbilder - Eine Sammlung von figürlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorien, Trophäen, Heraldischen Motiven, Vereinszeichen, Innungswappen, Festlichen Ausschmückungen ect. (Tafel 1-6, 8-36, 39-42, 44-48, 50-60)

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Julius Hoffmann, 1893. 1. Auflage 54 Sondereinband Mappe mit 54 Tafeln. Tafel 1, 7, 37, 38, 43, 49 fehlen leider. Die Mappe ist durchweg auf Grund Alter, Sonnenlicht, Lagerung und wohl auch etwas Gebrauch verfärbt, gebräunt. Die Tafeln in der Mappe sind am Rand berieben. Nicht übermäßig, aber doch so, das man es zwingend erwähnen muss. Mappen, je nachdem wie bedruckt, etwas verfärbt. Farbtöne aber durchweg gut bis sehr gut erhalten. Fotos können selbstverständlich nachgereicht werden. Mappe ist, auch wenn sie nicht vollständig ist, als Rarität einzustufen. Preisvorschlag durchaus erwünscht. Rik153004 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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

      H. Daniel, Oxford 1893 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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