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        The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for serious People, in Three Acts. [Price One Shilling and Sixpence Net] First Edition / Original Acting Edition (Textbook).

      London/New York: Samuel French. Spinestrip damaged with more than two thirds missing. Bookblock a little shaky. But front and rear wrappers in very good condition besides a smaller, closed tear to front wrapper. Minor signs of foxing only. Few marginal notes in the text and some underlining in ink. COPAC locates only 6 copies worldwide (and all of them falsely mention 1893 as issue date, which results from the mentioning of the date on the titlepage as "Copyright , October 1893". On the Character - page below the title it correctly reads: "Played for the first time at the St.James's Theatre, on Thursday, February 14th, 1895". Remarkably rare and desirable collector's item of Wilde's masterpiece. Stuart Mason - Bibliography of Oscar Wilde - No. 384 (page 431). Later impression of the First Edition of the so-called "Acting Edition", containing an unrevised text ! This one sown, not wired. Barely any of these Textbooks survived. . London/New York, Samuel French, [no date] c. 1900. 12,5 x 18,5 cm. [6], 52, [2] pages (with notice of Acting rights on pastedown and 2 pages of advertised works, published by French, in the back). Original printed wrappers (Softcover). Spinestrip damaged with more than two thirds missing. Bookblock a little shaky. But front and rear wrappers in very good condition besides a smaller, closed tear to front wrapper. Minor signs of foxing only. Few marginal notes in the text and some underlining in ink. COPAC locates only 6 copies worldwide (and all of them falsely mention 1893 as issue date, which results from the mentioning of the date on the titlepage as "Copyright , October 1893". On the Character - page below the title it correctly reads: "Played for the first time at the St.James's Theatre, on Thursday, February 14th, 1895". Remarkably rare and desirable collector's item of Wilde's masterpiece. Stuart Mason - Bibliography of Oscar Wilde - No. 384 (page 431). Later impression of the First Edition of the so-called "Acting Edition", containing an unrevised text ! This one sown, not wired. Barely any of these Textbooks survived. [The Dramatic Works of Oscar Wilde]. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work. After the success of Wilde's plays Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance, Wilde's producers urged him to write further plays. In July 1894 he mooted his idea for The Importance of Being Earnest to George Alexander, the actor-manager of the St James's Theatre. Wilde summered with his family at Worthing, where he wrote the play quickly in August. His fame now at its peak, he used the working title Lady Lancing to avoid pre-emptive speculation of its content. Many names and ideas in the play were borrowed from people or places the author had known; Lady Queensberry, Lord Alfred Douglas's mother, for example, lived at Bracknell. There is widespread agreement among Wilde scholars that the most important influence on the play was W. S. Gilbert's 1877 farce Engaged; Wilde borrowed from Gilbert not only several incidents but, in Russell Jackson's phrase "the gravity of tone demanded by Gilbert of his actors". Wilde continually revised the text over the next months: no line was left untouched, and "in a play so economical with its language and effects, [the revisions] had serious consequences". Sos Eltis describes Wilde's revisions as a refined art at work: the earliest, longest handwritten drafts of the play labour over farcical incidents, broad puns, nonsense dialogue and conventional comic turns. In revising as he did, "Wilde transformed standard nonsense into the more systemic and disconcerting illogicality which characterises Earnest's dialogue". Richard Ellmann argues that Wilde had reached his artistic maturity and wrote this work more surely and rapidly than before. Wilde hesitated about submitting the script to Alexander, worrying that it might be unsuitable for the St James's Theatre, whose typical repertoire was relatively serious, and explaining that it had been written in response to a request for a play "with no real serious interest". When Henry James's Guy Domville failed, Alexander turned to Wilde and agreed to put on his play. Alexander began his usual meticulous preparations, interrogating the author on each line and planning stage movements with a toy theatre. In the course of these rehearsals Alexander asked Wilde to shorten the play from four acts to three. Wilde agreed and combined elements of the second and third acts. The largest cut was the removal of the character of Mr. Gribsby, a solicitor who comes from London to arrest the profligate "Ernest" (i.e., Jack) for his unpaid dining bills. Algernon, who is posing as "Ernest", will be led away to Holloway Jail unless he settles his accounts immediately. Jack finally agrees to pay for Ernest, everyone thinking that it is Algernon's bill when in fact it is his own. The four-act version was first played on the radio in a BBC production and is still sometimes performed. Peter Raby argues that the three-act structure is more effective, and that the shorter original text is more theatrically resonant than the expanded published edition. The play was first produced at the St James's Theatre on Valentine's Day 1895. It was freezing cold but Wilde arrived dressed in "florid sobriety", wearing a green carnation. The audience, according to one report, "included many members of the great and good, former cabinet ministers and privy councillors, as well as actors, writers, academics, and enthusiasts". Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon Moncrieff, recalled to Hesketh Pearson that "In my fifty-three years of acting, I never remember a greater triumph than [that] first night". Aynesworth was himself "debonair and stylish", and Alexander, who played Jack Worthing, "demure". The Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's lover Lord Alfred Douglas (who was on holiday in Algiers at the time), had planned to disrupt the play by throwing a bouquet of rotten vegetables at the playwright when he took his bow at the end of the show. Wilde and Alexander learned of the plan, and the latter cancelled Queensberry's ticket and arranged for policemen to bar his entrance. Nevertheless, he continued harassing Wilde, who eventually launched a private prosecution against the peer for criminal libel, triggering a series of trials ending in Wilde's imprisonment for gross indecency. Alexander tried, unsuccessfully, to save the production by removing Wilde's name from the billing, but the play had to close after only 86 performances. The play's original Broadway production opened at the Empire Theatre on 22 April 1895, but closed after sixteen performances. Its cast included William Faversham as Algy, Henry Miller as Jack, Viola Allen as Gwendolen, and Ida Vernon as Lady Bracknell. The Australian premiere was in Melbourne on 10 August 1895, presented by Dion Boucicault, Jr. and Robert Brough, and the play was an immediate success. Wilde's downfall in England did not affect the popularity of his plays in Australia. Wilde's two final comedies, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were still on stage in London at the time of his prosecution, and they were soon closed as the details of his case became public. After two years in prison with hard labour, Wilde went into exile in Paris, sick and depressed, his reputation destroyed in England. In 1898, when no-one else would, Leonard Smithers agreed with Wilde to publish the two final plays. Wilde proved to be a diligent reviser, sending detailed instructions on stage directions, character listings and the presentation of the book, and insisting that a playbill from the first performance be reproduced inside. Ellmann argues that the proofs show a man "very much in command of himself and of the play". Wilde's name did not appear on the cover, it was "By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan". His return to work was brief though, as he refused to write anything else, "I can write, but have lost the joy of writing". (Wikipedia)

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        The Study Book of Mediaeval Architecture and Art Being a series of working drawings of the principal monuments of the middle ages Whereof the plans, sections, and deteils are drawn to uniform Scales ( complete in 4 volumes )

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1893. Large format.Complete in 4 volumes, 100 plates to each volume, breif explanatory text. Bound in modern quarter calf, cloth boards, gilt title lettering. Library number on spine,calf slightly dry, lightly rubbed on edges, small nick on head of one spine. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, library label on endpapers, small stamp on verso of title, no other library stamps/marks. Pages/illustrations in very good clean condition. These volumes were part of reserve stock, not on lending list.A very good clean strudy set. 7087.A6. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Autograph Manuscript (in pencil), entitled 'Programme for the Next 3 Months', incorporating a small drawing, dated '21.i.43'.

      - 1 page 8vo (ca 215 x 140 mm. / 8½ x 5½ inches) irregular at the right hand edge., written on the reverse of part of a royalty statement from E.P. Dutton & Co (New York) for the Christopher Robin Reader. The drawing is of a hippopotmus in a long coat with wide-brimmed hat, above the caption 'Belisha the Hippotish', perhaps an allusion to the politican (Isaac) Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893-1957), who had been from 1937 for three years a rather unsatisfactory secretary of state for war.The manuscript comprises six numbered statements of Milne's personal views as to the future course of the second world war:'1. Germany will be driven back to the line of the Dnieper in the South and the Baltic Provinces in the North.2. Finland will make Peace (Genuine).3. The axis will be axed in Africa. Everything will hot up for under-belly invasion, probably in the Balkans .'Although he held strong pacifist convictions Milne had been commissioned into the Warwickshire regiment and served as a signals officer during the first World War. He wrote little about his experiences on the Somme and elsewhere, but he spoke out with the conviction that war should be avoided (Peace with Honour, 1934), and later that Hitler should be opposed (War with Honour, 1940).

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        Vathek. An Arabian Tale.

      . Edited by Richard Garnett. With Notes by Samuel Henley. London: Lawrence & Bullen 1893. Illustrated with etchings by Herbert Nye. XXX + 253 pp. Limited to 600 copies. Nice full green leather richly gilt on spine, boards, inner ornamental border and all edges gilt. Bound by Sansorski & Sutcliff. London. England. * Copy no. 40 of 450 printed for England..

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        The Rabbit The Partridge Wild-Fowl Pike & Perch The Fox Snipe & Woodcock The Pheasant The Trout The Hare The Grouse The Salmon The Red Deer

      (London): Longmans, Green & Co 1893-1912. TWELVE VOLUME SET. Well illustrated. Contemporary ownership inscriptions. Original decorative fawn coloured cloth with red lettering. A full set of twelve volumes in their very attractive original cloth bindings. The Fur & Feather series was published over a nineteen year period; Alfred E. T. Watson was the general editor. Many specialist authors and illustrators such as Archibald Thorburn were employed to write and illustrate the individual volumes. " The design of the Fur, Feather, and Fin Series is to present monographs, as complete as they can be made, on the various English birds, beasts and fishes which are generally included under the heading of Game.. First Edit. Very Good. 8vo.

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        WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

      1893 - HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. WALTER CRANE. A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1893. Deluxe edition, no.198 of 250 copies. 19 full page color plates mounted on japon vellum and 60 designs by Walter Crane. Tall 8vo., bound in publisher's vellum, stamped in blind and gold. A fine and lovely copy in the original printed linen dust jacket and slipcase.

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        North Country Sports and Pastimes. Wrestling and Wrestlers: biographical sketches of celebrated athletes of the Northern ring; to which is added Notes on Bull and Badger Baiting.

      1893 - 8vo., in contemorary half red morocco by Fazakerley. lettered in gilt on spine, with original printed wrappers bound in. A little occasional browning, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. This scarce volume provides brief histories of different types of wrestling from around the world, not only from the British Isles but also from Japan, Turkey, Greece and India. This is followed by biographical chapters on various northern wrestlers. Thereafter arel two chapters are on Bull Baiting and Badgers and Badger Baiting Both of these sports had been outlawed in the United Kingdom as early as 1835, with the Cruelty to Animals Act. There is a reproduction of a Bewickesque woodcut of badger baiting on p.234. The final short chapter is an account by Thomas de Quincey of a "Midnight Chase of a bull by Professor Wilson". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Holograph Letter (in secretarial hand), signed ("William Booth") by Booth, to Archdeacon F. W. Farrar

      [London], may 13, 1893 - Letter outlining the Salvation Army's early successes, as well as its financial difficulties. Reading in part, "The Scheme as outlines in my book 'In Darkest England' - may now be said to be fairly launched - An immense amount of misery has been relieved and remedied and so far as I can judge there appears to be every prospect of the enterprise becoming a great and permanent success. Statesmen, Clergymen, Philanthropists, experts, members of the aristocracy and leaders of the labour party have inspected our operations, and with scarcely an exception agreed in the opinion that the experiment ought to be pushed on to completion -" Booth says the Salvation Army requires about £30,000 a year for its "maintenance and development," and, after informing Farrar that he has raised only £4,000 so far in this year and is running the church on loans from his bankers, asks "if you will further help me in working out this effort and - kindly intimate to what extend [sic] you feel disposed to do so." The letter is in a secretarial hand, possibly that of Second in Command George Scott Railton, and signed by Booth 4to. 3 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet of Salvation Army letterhead. Stain on first page, affecting three lines, and on third page, affecting one word, tears at fold tape-repaired. Very good in custom maroon cloth chemise [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Penchant. A game of cards for two players

      London: Mudie & Sons, 1893, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionNear fine copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 111 pages; Physical desc.: 111 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cards -- Penchant -- Dealing -- Scoring -- Errors and penalties. Notes: Author of 'The Magic Calendar,' 'The Magic Alphabet,' (8) pages of publisher's advertisments.

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        The Spirit Lamp; An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine

      Oxford: James Thornton, 1893. First edition. Two volumes. Original dark gray wrappers with black lettering on cover consisting of title and contents. Vol. IV, No. I and No.II. A kind of set, often seen paired together, these two numbers packed with important authors and original articles by Oscar Wilde, Lionel Johnson, H. M. Beerbohm, Pierre Louys, J.A. Symonds, Alfred Douglas, Gleeson White, etc. Wilde's "The Disciple," appears for the first time in No. II. 1-48pp; 49-100pp. Side and bottom edges uncut. A superb, near fine set, rarely seen thus with spine paper still in tact.

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        B. ALBERTI MAGNI RATISBONENSIS EPISCOPI, ORDINIS PRAEDICATORUM, OPERA OMNIA, 18 TOMES

      Ludovicus Vivès, Paris 1893 - RO40241929: 18 tomes d'env. 600-800 pages chacun. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Tampons de bibliothèque. Quelques dos consolidés (papier et tissu encollés). Quelques dos fendus. Manque sur le bord supérieur du 1er plat du tome I. Texte globalement frais et bien lisible. Ex Editione Lugdunensi Religiose Castigata, et Pro Auctoritatibus ad Fidem Vugatae Versionis Accuratiorumque Patrologiae Textuum Revocata, Auctaque B. Alberti Vita ac Bibliographia Operum a PP. Quétif et Echard Exaratis, Etiam revisa et Locupletata, Cura ac Labore Augusti BORGNET (Reims). In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Booklovers' Almanac 1893-1897 (Five volumes in decorative slipcase)

      New York: Duprat & Co.. 1893-1897. Limited editions. Paperback. Very Good+. Five volumes in decorative slipcase, limited editions, 1893-1897, octavo, illustrated in color and b&w. Books VG+ with mild wear to spine ends, bindings tight, texts clean and unmarked. Each book on Japan paper, with numerous illustrations (some in color), woodcuts, etchings, etc., by Henriot, Robida, et al. All limited editions of 100-200 copies, numbered; the 1894 issue is No. 1 of 150 and has as its frontispiece an original pen & ink drawing of "Montaigne in his Library"; also present is an etching, by Albert Robida (1848-1926) a well known French etcher and caricaturist.

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        Peru. Beobachtungen und Studien über das Land und seine Bewohner während eines 25jährigen Aufenthalts.

      Berlin, Oppenheim, 1893 - 1895.. 3 Bände. Mit 163 Tafeln und 157 Textabbildungen sowie 3 Karten (davon 2 farbig, 1 gefaltet, 1 doppelblattgroß). XXXII, 638; XII, 425; XV, 603 S. Orig.-HLdr. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Wappen. 24,5 x 17 cm.. Erste Ausgabe. - Umfassende Darstellung des südamerikanischen Westküstenstaates, in dem der 1854 dort eingewanderte Verfasser 30 Jahre lang lebte. Enthält: 1. Lima. - 2. Das Küstenland von Peru. - 3. Das Hochland von Peru. - Etwas berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        The Spirit Lamp; An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine

      Oxford: James Thornton, 1893. First edition. Two volumes. Original dark gray wrappers with black lettering on cover consisting of title and contents. Vol. IV, No. I and No.II. A kind of set, often seen paired together, these two numbers packed with important authors and original articles by Oscar Wilde, Lionel Johnson, H. M. Beerbohm, Pierre Louys, J.A. Symonds, Alfred Douglas, Gleeson White, etc. Wilde's "The Disciple," appears for the first time in No. II. 1-48pp; 49-100pp. Side and bottom edges uncut. A superb, near fine set, rarely seen thus with spine paper still in tact.

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        PORTS MARITIMES. 2 Tomos

      0 - Paris. Baudry et Cie. Lib. Édits. 1893. Encyclopédie des Travaux Publics. 25x16 cm. T. I, Ports d'échouage, bassins a flot - Écluses des bassins a flot - Portes d'écluse - Ponts mobiles - Moyens d'obtenir et d'entretenir les profondeurs a l'entrée des ports.526 págs. figrs. En texto * T. II, Moyens d'obtenir et d'entretenir la profondeur dans les Ports. - Ouvrages et appareils pour la réparation des navirés. - Défense des cotes. - Éclairage et balisage des cotes. - Exploitation des Ports. - Canaux maritimes.XII + 452 págs. figrs. En texto. Se agrega del mismo autor: TRAVAUX MARITIMES. Phénoménes Marins - Accés des Ports. Paris. Baudry et Cie. Édit. 1891. 25x16 cm. X + 478 págs. figrs. En texto. + Encuadernados juntos, 32x25 cm. : ATLAS Tome premier. Paris. 1893. portada+1 h. tabla + XXIII láms. dobles. * ATLAS Tome second. París. 1893. Portada + 1 h. tabla + XV láms. dobles. * ATLAS Travaux Maritimes. Paris. 1891. Portada + 1 h. tablas + XLVI láms. dobles. Encuadernados en plena piel época, 3 tejuelos por tomo. Muy buenos ejemplares y limpios. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 900 EUR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IDLE DAYS IN PATAGONIA

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1893.. Large octavo. Gilt polished buckram. Illustrations by Alfred Hartley and J. Smit. Spine and edges sunned, small stain at extreme lower edge of front pastedown, endsheets show usual tan offsetting, but a good copy, with the bookplate of Estelle Doheny. First edition, in the second issue binding, with the imprint of J.M. Dent & Co at toe of spine. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "S.F. Pollard from the Author. Feb. 21. 1906." Payne reports that the second binding appeared on 1550 copies distributed beginning October 1893. PAYNE A7b.

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        KINGS OF CRICKET Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892

      Tillotson and Son Bolton 1893 - Subscribers' edition on large paper, one of 150 copies. "No. 138 signed Richard Daft" inscribed by Daft on the initial blank. Publisher's half leather over cloth, bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A very good copy, lacking front endpaper and with some light edge wear. Introduction by Andrew Lang. 80 black and white portraits of eminent cricketers etc. Uncommon, due to its limitation and susceptibility of the morocco binding. It is not usually signed, as this is. The copy in the Eagar Collection (Christies, 2005) which was rebacked with new spine and corners and not signed, sold for £960. Padwick 903 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Humorous Poems

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. First edition. Superb Exhibition Binding by Zaehnsdorf...

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        LIFE AND TRADITIONS OF THE RED MAN.|THE

      Bangor, ME: C.H. Glass & Co, 1893. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. 12mo. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. vi, 7-147+(1) pages. Preface by the author. An account of Native American traditions, culture, and customs in Maine, focusing on the efforts of the Penobscot people to hold onto their land in the face of English colonization. See Annette Kolodny, "Saving Maine for the Indian: The Legacy of Joseph Nicolar's The Life and Traditions of the Red Man" in MELUS 34:2 (Summer 2009), 81-101. Nicolar (1827-94) himself was a Penobscot who served in the Maine legislature.. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Covers lightly stained. Previous owner's name on front cover, title, and first page of text. Letter to that owner, unrelated to this work, laid in.

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        Vom tropischen Tieflande zum ewigen Schnee : eine malerische Schilderung des schönsten Tropenlandes Venezuela. In Wort und Bild

      Fischer, Leipzig 1893 - 2 Bl., 75 S., 1 Bl. Rotes Orig.-Leinen Deckelillustration und goldgeprägtem Titel. Mit 12 chromolithgr. montierten Tafeln, 54 Textabbildungen und 1 lith. Karte. 41,5 cm x 32 cm. Einband Hübel & Denck Buchbinderei, Leipzig. Goldschnitt. Palau 103132. Thieme-B. XIV. 309. Einzige Ausgabe. Anton Goering (1836-1905) begleitete 1856 Hermann Burmeister in Argentien, Brasilien und Uruguay. Die umfassenden Resultate seiner wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Arbeit veranlaßten das Britische Museum ihn mit ornithologischen Studien in Südamerika zu beauftragen. Während seines achtjährigen Aufenthaltes in Venezuela bereiste er weite Teile des Hochgebirges und der Küsten-Kordilleren. Seine ornithologischen, botanischen und geographischen Studien lieferten einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur Erkundung Venezuelas. Die prachtvollen Farbtafeln mit Ansichten von Caracas und Merida sowie Landschaften. Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Tasmanian Mining Reports; Anchor Tin Mine, Jonah Mines, Mt. Bischoff Tin Mine, Mount Lyle Mining & Railway Company, Mount Lyle Cosmetic Copper Company

      Launceston, Tasmania:: Printed by "The Examiner" ,. 1893-1927.. The six reports span from 1893 to 1927, the reports are ex-libris the American Institute of Mining Engineering library, with a stamp. A string binding holds them all together. The mines include the Anchor Tin Mine, Accounts to 30th June, 1904 (8vo, 12pp, orig. printed wrapper); Oonah Mines, Zeehan, Western Tasmania, meeting in London 28th January 1910, (8vo, 16pp, 2 large fold out plans); Mount Bischoff Tin Mining, Launceston, July 1920 (tall 8vo, 15pp, orig. green wrappers); Mount Lyell Mining & Railway Company, Tasmania, 22nd August 1893 (4to, 52pp, orig. tan front wrapper chipped, back wrapper lacking) & May 1927 (oblong sml. 8vo, 64pp, b&w photographs throughout, orig. wrappers); Mount Lyell Comstock Copper Company, 30th September 1909 (lge 8vo, 16pp, orig. orange wrappers). NONE RECORDED ON TROVE with the exception of the Mt. Bischoff, which is Libraries Australia ID 47822083 citing the July 1887 volume at the SLNSW. Covers generally a bit chipped & dusty, but complete.

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        [Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] Maud. A Monodrama

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. First edition thus. Original limp vellum, green silk ties. In superb hinged wood binding comprising two panels of stained and polished maple with elaborate Maud lettering and Kelmscott patterned border design burned into the wood. The strapwork and leaf pattern extends across the cover and the burnished lines are carried over onto the rear panel. The hinges are styled in such a way to allow the fragile book to seatly comfortably between them. Provenance of the artisan has been traced back through the original bookseller which obtained the book and determined to be an employee (and artisan) of the Donnelley & Sons publishing firm and dates to about mid-20th Century. Book near fine with truncated ties. Wooden binding panels are extremely well-preserved with slightest wear to one corner. A most pleasing and harmonic mix of book and binding.

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        Poems Dramatic and Lyrical (Special Edition, 1 of 100 Copies)

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. First edition. Full publishers stiff vellum binding with bold ornate gilt Nouveau pattern on both covers and spine by Charles Ricketts. Illustrations by Charles Ricketts. With the Art Nouveau bookplate of Christie Chetwynd Atkinso with illustration by M.C. Fisher, 1902. Near fine copy.

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        The Twentieth Door

      Boston: Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, 1893. First edition of the original 1893 edition. Not the reprint. Hard cover. Published Boston: Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, 1893. 8vo., vii+357+ 3 plates. Brown cloth with black embossed design and cover pictorial, black titles. Minor spotting along edges, else near fine, clean, bright copy with no signs of wear, of an early, very scarce Sheldon title. Only twelve copies in WorldCat.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo..

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        Chapters from the Unwritten History of the War Between the States

      Nixon-Jones Prtg. Co., St. Louis, 1893. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Edition; Green embossed w/gilt lettering & lines on spine, 335 pp., frontis., illus. Top of spine slightly worn. Corners slightly bumped. Lt. Collins was born in East Tennessee & moved to Texas, settling in Decatur. Early in 1862, he joined the Confederate army & rose to the rank of lieutenant in Co. B, 15th Texas Cavalry, Cleburne's Division. Fought at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Nashville, etc. Collins' narrative is well written and informative. IN TALL COTTON 25; NEVINS I, 72; DORNBUSCH II, 1063B. Very nice copy. Rare

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        The Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton

      Tylston and Edwards 1893-1894 - Portrait frontispiece of Lady Burton, plates and folding maps, many coloured, illustrations Four works in seven volumes [all published] Cloth just a little wear here and there, some cracking to hinges, but an exceptionally nice, bright set Comprises: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah; A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome; Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Delivery; and First Footsteps in East Africa, or, An Exploration of Harar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71 - A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS

      London Elliot Stock 1893. 400 pages. Index. Three maps in pocket at back. Three fold-out maps, the first of these "Modern Chart of South Pacific Ocean" has been cut in half with each half bound separately at page 32. A portion of this map is detached but present. Two fascimile pages of portions from Cook's original journal. Two plates. Frontispiece illustration of Cook. Sturdily rebound in forest green buckram with covers of the original boards affixed to new boards. Library call number gilt stamped to backstrip. Card pocket adhesive inside front board. Minor bit of peeling to new front free endpaper. Moderate overall wear. Hardcover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. Good

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        Short Stalks: or Hunting Camps north, south, east and west. WITH "Short Stalks, Second Series".

      Edward Stanford, London - 2 vols. Vol 1 second edition, 1893; Vol 2 first edition, 1898. 8vo. Pp xiii, 405. 25 full page illustrations - as called for, and other illustrations in the text; xi, 226. frontis and 88 plates and 2 folding maps in pockets front and back. Original pictorial buckram, spotted and spines darkened (vol 1 very much so). Scattered foxing, occasionally moderate, to vol 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Libro de Cocina

      Mexico: Ed. Rodriguez y Co. / Ed. Dublany Comp, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. José Guadalupe Posada. 1/4 acid calf over cloth boards, corners worn and bumped, binding sound. Modest age toning internally, a few creases and minor tears, light wear to a few page edges, generally clean and unmarked internally and in unusually good condition overall. Two volumes in one, the appendix collects Spanish and Mexican recipes. xx, 21-1085, (2), 418, xxii, pp. One engraved plate of a stove, in text illustrations, many of equipment, throughout (at least one, of a rabbit on a spit, by José Guadalupe Posada). Though a student of Careme and one of the chief practitioners of 19th century haute cuisine, Gouffé's Mexican cookbook is exhaustive, presenting an astounding selection of food from the most difficult to prepare to simple, everyday fare - paired with instructions on all facets of household management. The Mexican and Spanish section is more weighted toward the Spanish (there was an 1885 Madrid edition of Gouffé's cookbook) as the target market was clearly upper class Mexican households who identified with Europe at least as much as with Mexico. Still, the guisado and guajolote sections feature many good Mexican recipes and the "Barbacoa mexicano" recipe (lifted from the Diccionario de Cocina) gives good instruction on slow cooking in an earth pit. Size: 4to. Illustrator: José Guadalupe Posada. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000176.

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        The Works of the Sisters Brontë. With illustrations by H. S. Greig and ornaments by F. C. Tilney.

      London: Dent and Company, 1893 - 12 Volumes, octavo (198 × 128 mm). Bound in mid twentieth century red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, floral patterned boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines a little darkened, an excellent set. With hand-coloured illustrations. Large paper edition. Limited edition, number 215 of 250 numbered sets. An attractively bound set of the Brontës' novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ruiner af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde's Canons [The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde]

      P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag, Stockholm 1893 - 193 pp. Folio [37 cm]; original maroon cloth with decorative blind stamped borders to front and backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Minor rubbing to corners of boards. Text in Swedish. Complete with all plates. Nordenskiold came to the American Southwest in 1891 at the invitation of Richard Wetherill, a local cattle rancher, who, along with Charles Mason, is credited with discovering the Mesa Verde ruins. This collection contains Nordenskiold's notes and photographs of his travels and excavations in the area. It includes all seventeen full-page plates. These large plates include some absolutely exquisite photo gravures of the ruins, including the double page centerfold of "The Cliff Palaces." Also includes 159 smaller black and white illustrations. Full-page map present at the rear. The earliest scholarly monograph on Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde comprises some of the most spectacular American Indian ruins in all of North America."I shudder to think what Mesa Verde would be today had there been no Gustaf Nordenskiöld. It is through his book that the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde became known and his volume might well be called the harbinger of Mesa Verde National Park as we know it today." - Robert Heyder, former National Park Superintendent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        JESUS INFANT, LA FUGIDA A EGIPTE, MOSSEN JACINTO VERDAGUER 1893, FIRMAT I AMB GRAN DEDICATORIA

      Tip La Ilustración. Libreria de Bastinos. 1893 - Barcelona. Rústica original. 1893. 119Pág+2h. 17X10. Primera edició de l'obre d'en Verdaguer amb gran dedicatoria i firmat per l'artista. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Peru. Beobachtungen und Studien über das Land und seine Bewohner während eines 25jährigen Aufenthalts

      Berlin, Oppenheim, 1893 - 1895.. 3 Bände. Mit 163 Tafeln und 157 Textabbildungen sowie 3 Karten (davon 2 farbig, 1 gefaltet, 1 doppelblattgroß). XXXII, 638; XII, 425; XV, 603 S. Orig.-HLdr. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Wappen. 24,5 x 17 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - Umfassende Darstellung des südamerikanischen Westküstenstaates, in dem der 1854 dort eingewanderte Verfasser 30 Jahre lang lebte. Enthält: 1. Lima. - 2. Das Küstenland von Peru. - 3. Das Hochland von Peru. - Etwas berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        The Two Lancrofts . in three Volumes .

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. . 1893 - 3 vols., 8vo., with the half-titles; original purple cloth, blocked and lettered in silver with a wavy band of four lines down the front of the cover, spines uniformly faded, endpapers foxed, but an unusual binding and an attractive copy.First edition. This novel begins as a tale of college life, but proceeds as the story of a young man's initiation into the world of letters. Keary (whose authorial specialities were numismatics and Scandinavian history) was known for eliding autobiographical material with his fictions, and this novel is no exception. Certainly Willie's period as a struggling young writer in Paris finds echo in Keary's own interest in the French naturalism of Balzac and Zola, while the theatrical figures of the final section share the author's own preoccupation with the plays of Ibsen. Contemporary reviewers claimed to discern in Keary's fiction thinly veiled portaits of literary figures of the day. Not in Wolff; two copies only on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Penchant. A game of cards for two players

      London: Mudie & Sons 1893 - Physical desc.: 111 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cards -- Penchant -- Dealing -- Scoring -- Errors and penalties. Notes: Author of 'The Magic Calendar,' 'The Magic Alphabet,' (8) pages of publisher's advertisments. Near fine copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 111 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA 1893 By FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS With NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP

      LONDON: ROWLAND WARD AND CO., 1893. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA 1893 By FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS With NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP AUTHOR: FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: ROWLAND WARD AND CO., LONDON 1893 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Adventure, Photographs, First Edition, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Light Brown or Tan SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 503 plus foldout color map pages. CONDITION: The outside is in good condition; there are a couple of small size line snags at the top edge of the spine (probably from shelf pulling); there are a couple of minor line to the bottom edge of the spine; the corner tips of the boards have minor scrapes. There is a private bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. There are a few words in pencil (can easily be erased) at the top edge of the reverse of the first front free endpaper. The second first front free endpaper has a name nicely written in ink from 1923. There is a scratch out or partial white out of a name or date at the top edge of the title page. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP. BEING THE NARRATIVE OF THE LAST ELEVEN YEARS SPENT BY THE AUTHOR ON THE ZAMBESI AND ITS TRIBUTARIES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COLONISATION OF MASHUNALAND AND THE PROGRESS OF TEH GOLD INDUSTRY IN THAT COUNTRY.... There are a few similar copies from 1893 selling in the $900-$1200 range on the internet at the time of this research!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007322 .

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        The Studio - An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Arts . Volumes 1 to 71

      London: Offices of the Studio [magazine] 1893. volumes 1 to 71. Together with the General Index vols. 1 to 42 republished in 1979. Volumes 1 to 33 are in the original publisher's cloth. Volumes 34 to 71 were bound from the parts 35 year ago in full dark green cloth, with gilt lettering. These later volumes have been bound from fine original copies, and they are not only bound with the adverts and incredibly clean, they also still have present many of the original inserts and prospectus that came with the magazine when it was issued. A very good run, that sadly lacks some of the supplement plates from early volumes (as is often the case) - notably the Whistler plates. There is also an article on D Y Cameron removed from volume 5 . Very Good. Cloth. 1893. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        FROM CLUE TO CAPTURE

      LONDON: HUTCHINSON & CO.. VERY GOOD + WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1893. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. BOOK HAS MODERATE WEAR AT THE ENDS OF THE BROWNED SPINE WITH TITLE ABIT DULLED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST EDITIONWITH "1893" ON THE TITLE PAGE.. Keywords: DETECTIVE STORIES.

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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands. A descriptive account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, their preparatory states, habits, and localities. Volumes 1-11 (complete)

      London, L. Reeve, 1893-1907. 11 volumes in 11. 8vo. Original uniform brown embossed cloth with gilt title on spines.* This massive work has an illustrated and a non-illustrated edition. This is a complete set of the edition without illustrations, in a fine state. Both versions are rare. Thus, a fine, complete set of the text. Unopened. Nissen ZBI, 236.

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        LA VILLE Published anonymously

      Paris: Librairie de l'art Independant, (1893)., 1893 Claudel, Paul. LA VILLE. Published anonymously. Paris: Librairie de l'art Independant, (1893)..First Edition. A rare example of the first version of the Author's second book. 1 of 200 hand numbered copies on Velin Blanc (of 225 copies, the entire edition) Talvart & Place #2. A fine copy showing a bit of age-darkening. Original wrappers in the publisher's glassine dj. $1350. 1st Edition.

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        Landscape Gardening in Japan [Two volumes]

      Tokio: Kelly & Walsh, 1893. Two volumes, large quarto, pp xii, 161, + 40 pls with text, a little age-toned and marked throughout, with the ornate Art Nouveau bookplate of the New York Horticultural Society on each front end.paper. [Volume 2 is original decorated cloth, rubbed at the edges, neatly rebacked with a new black cloth spine and green label; Volume 1 is rebound in green cloth with a matching black spine and label.] One of the classic texts. VERY SCARCE . First Edition. Cloth. Good.

      [Bookseller: Mike Park Ltd]
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        Rembrandt Sa vie, son oeuvre et son temps

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1893. ril mezza pelle non editoriale (rebound). Molto buono (Very good). 4to. Ouvrage contenant 343 reproductions directes d'après les oeuvres du Maitre. Con 343 riproduzioni in seppia Ex libris in seconda di copertina. Pagine in ottimo stato, qualche lieve fioritura alle pagine con le illustrazioni, senza interessamento delle figure (Ex libris on inner front cover. Some light yellowing)

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        Robert Browning

      [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893]. One of 400. 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Photogravure after portrait from life by Cameron. Fine. Truthful Lens 29 ("highly professional illustrations") . One of 25 photogravure portraits published in ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON AND HIS FRIENDS, a posthumous appreciation of Julia Margaret Cameron. A stately Browning in Monk's Robes

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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