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        Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, With Other Sketches. To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State. By Hon. George C. Gorham

      Washington]: Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published, 1893. Original 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards, quite worn, repaired, ?relettered, but sound; large-paper copy, with the three-line errata on page 297 Seemingly Justice Field's personal copy, with his booksticker ("S J Field") on the upper corner of the front pastedown, a work which Thomas Barnes states "ranks with the best of Old West memoirs and possesses unusual value as historical evidence

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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      Paris:: Boussod, Valadon et Cie,. 1893.. First edition. Charmingly illustrated with exquisite full-page plates and vignettes printed in color after designs by Albert Lynch. Folio, full light brown levant morocco, art nouveau binding by P-R Raparlier, front cover inlad with life-size bluets and daisies, back cover inlaid with a spray of roses, in natural colors. Inner dentelles in elaborate floral borders, doublures and flys of figured moire silk, gilt edges on the rough, original wrappers bound in. One of 20 copies on large Whatman paper, with an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWING BY ALBERT LYNCH on half-title. Superb example of modern French binding. Raparlier was well-known for his modelled leather bindings. There is, rather sadly, a couple of watermarks on the front board.

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        The Indian Mutiny and in Particular a Narrative of Events at Cawnpore, June and July 1857 A Narrative of My Travels .. to England and America in 1883

      Cawnpore: The Victoria Press. Very Good. 1893. Original Wraps. 8vo ; xi,A2,B3,35;40.a-s pages .

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        Lay Subsidy Roll for the County of Worcester, Circ. 1280; Also I Edward I; Also Lay Subsidy Roll, AD 1332-3, and Nonarum Inquisitiones, 1340; Also 1346 and 1358; Also 1603; Also 6 & 7 Henry VI, AD 1427-9

      The Society, Worcester 1893 - six publications bound together in one, dated from 1893 to 1902, bound in tastefully decorated half-leather, five raised bands on spine, some mild scuffing at hinges and edges. There is a fair bit of pencilled marginalia and underlining by an earlier researcher throughout. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alone with the Hairy Ainu. Or, 3,800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and A Cruise to the Kurile Islands

      London.: Murray.. 1893.. One folding coloured map of Hokkaido with an inset of the Kuriles, small tear to margin not affecting the image, now neatly repaired, portrait frontis, 92 text illustrations, 325pp, appendix with measurements of the Ainu body and descriptive characteristics, as well as a glossary of Ainu words, index, pale foxing edges and first and last leaves, decorative endpapers browned, signature of prior owner and date in 19th century hand half title page, 2 leaves torn and repaired with sello tape and soiled at lower right hand corner, some wear and light marking to green cloth binding, head and tail of spine and corners little bumped, embossed pictorial upper cover gilt, gilt lettering spine, internally clean. Quite a good copy of a scarce and interesting work which includes detailed observations of the Ainu people. .

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        Military Costumes in Old Japan

      K. Ogawa 1893 - Soft cover bound in illustrated stiff board with punch binding and ribbon tie, illustrated with 15 b/w photos taken by Kazumasa Ogawa, one of Japan's foremost early photographers. This book was produced under the direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yo-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School). Privately published by the photographer Original English-language edition with the plates processed by the National Chemograph Co. Illustrated cover has suffered loss along the top edge what has been repaired with Japanese paper, general moderate soiling and smudge with several small drip spots on top corner, new ribbon tie, additional repair to a chip top rear near spine, tears to margins of the punched holes, small curve along the fore edge of all pages as if someone started to roll the book. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Francis P. Harper, 1893., 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.

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        More Pleasant Surprises, for Chicks of All Sizes

      London: Ernest Nister, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Lizzie Mack, John Lawson, W. Foster et al. Contains eight pages of splendid movable chromolithograph illustrations, horizontal slats operated by tabs. Beautiful Nister chromos and victorian children subject matter. Large format. 32.5x25 cm; 20+8 pp. Hunt p. 313. Montanaro p. 180. Slightly grubby boards with bumped corners, top / tail of backstrip. Binding re-set with replacement end papers, retaining original front and rear free endpapers. Contents clean, all movables work. Printed on wood pulp paper which is now quite brittle, hence some chipping to edges. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Chapters from the Unwritten History of the War Between the States

      Self 1893 - 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 Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hrsg. v. Otto Hupp. Jg. 1890, 1893, 1899 (15. Jg.) - 1929 (45. Jg.). Mit hunderten v. farb. Wappen gezeichn. v. O. Hupp mit ausführl. Erläuterungen zu den einz. Wappen.

      Mchn.. 33 Hefte schm.4°. farb. ill. OKtn. Jg. 1893 mit Fehlstellen am Hinterdeckel, 1899 u. 1900 mit Verletzung am Rücken, sonst von guter Erhaltung!. Beiliegend: Ankündigung des 48. Jahrgangs 1932 mit rückseitigem Verzeichnis aller seit 1895 erschienenen Fürsten- und Adelswappen. (31,5 x 56 cm)

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine

      D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1893 - Rebound in cloth in 1935. Spine is faded, gilt lettering. Very minor shelf wear. Writing on front end page, small book plate of binder on inside front cover. Pages are slightly yellow but in very good condition. First edition is 1892, this is 2nd printing of first edition dated 1893. Designed for the use of practitioners and students of medicine. Osler was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. A Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins University and Physician-In-Chief to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Formerly Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal. Professor of Clinincal Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.Listed on 1895, other Medical and Hygenic works in the last eight pages of the book.The four pages that precede this list display Titles and descriptions of other medical works which can be sold by subscription only. Very interesting book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1893 EDITION: 1079 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now for a Story

      Skeffington and Son 1893 - collection of stories for children, Henty's wreckers of pendarvon is included along with stories by L.T. Meade, Fanny Barry, Ascott Hope, a real rarity, Newbolt 165.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Memoria geonóstico-agrícola y protohistórica de Valencia.- Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico de Fortanet, 1893; en 4º menor holandesa nueva conserva cubiertas, XXX- 488 pp. Ilustraciones en el texto. 3 grandes láminas a color plegadas. Palau: 365748

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        The Burmese Empire A Hundred Years Ago as Described by Father Sangermano. With an Introduction and Notes by John Jardine.

      Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1893 - Second edition. 8vo. pp. xxxix, 311; carelessly opened at pp. 77-80 with loss to upper margins (not affecting text), a few words on p. 127 inked out, else very good in the original red cloth, gilt, this copy extra-illustrated with two original photographs, each approx. 150 x 110mm., pasted to front blanks: "Sishaw women 300 miles above Magok, 1896" and "Pagoda Pingu Taung 1896". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holzschnitzereien. Eine Auswahl aus der Sammlung des K. K. Österreich. Museums.,

      Wien, Schroll, 1893 - 4°, 16 Seiten Text und 55 lose Lichtdrucktafeln inneliegend in betitelter OHalbleinenmappe diese angeplatzt und best. sonst guter und kompletter Zustand - 1893. a82734 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1220

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        The Rise of the British Dominion in India. FINE FINE BINDING.

      John Murray, London. 1893 - Second Edition, 8vo. xv, 1, 288pp. light spotting. Folding coloured maps. FINE Zaehnsdorf ANILINE FULL LEATHER GILT RULED BINDING, raised bands leather title labels, gilt turn-ins. gilt extra, yellow foredges. Baronial Book-plate. Fine Copy.

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        The Life of Captain Richard F. Burton

      Chapman and Hall 1893 - 2 vols both in very good shape, corners slightly bumped, small repair to the top of the spine in vol. 1, Isabel Burton's biography of her husband, gilt on binding design quite bright [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893.. Three volumes. Large, thick octavo. Original green cloth, spines and upper covers elaborately decorated in pictorial gilt after designs by Blake, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portrait, facsimiles, and plates. Some modest rubbing at extremities, but a quite bright, sound, very good, or better, set. First edition. One of five hundred sets comprising the regular paper issue. Controversial in its interpretation of Blake's texts, this work nonetheless remains, in this issue and binding, something of a landmark of 1890s book production. "The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance" - Bentley. Wade quotes Yeats's inscription in his own copy about the nature of this collaboration: "The writing of this book is mainly Ellis's, the thinking is as much mine as his. The biography is by him. He re-wrote and trebled in size a biography of mine. The greater part of the 'symbolic system' is my writing; the rest of the book was written by Ellis working over short accounts of the books by me, except in the case of the 'literary period' the account of the minor poems, & the account of Blake's art theories which are all his own except in so far as we discussed everything together...." WADE 218. BENTLEY 369.

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        The Works of William Blake

      London: Quaritch, 1893. 3 volumes, large 8vo, profusely illustrated. Original half brown morocco, backstrips gilt, gilt tops, light foxing, bindings a bit worn. First edition, large-paper copy, issued in a small edition. Ã’The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance.Ó Bentley, Blake Books, 369.

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        The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All

      London: J. M. Dent, 1893. First edition, limited to 1,500 copies. Volume One only (Includes Books 1-9), presented in rare, original dust jacket. Published London: J. M. Dent, 1893. 4to., 8 1/2" x 10", lxiv + 455 pages, illustrated with full page plates, vignettes, borders, in-text decorations and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley's first major commission and a landmark of great illustrated books. Beardsley juxtaposed various styles throughout the book, with the frontis plate of Arthur suggesting a striking decadence. Cream linen cloth with elaborate gilt design and fancy titles, top edge gilting, 3-color ribbon marker bound in. Slight darkening to the cloth along the edges, some foxing to the rear cover, endpapers toned along the perimeters, some wrinkling to the tissue guard at frontis, else very good, attractive, binding square and tight in rare, unrecorded printed dust jacket with rebacking and loss at the spine and rear panel. A highly desirable and collectible book.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/Good. 4to. Limited Edition.

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      Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham, Williams & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1893 - Printed by J.B. Lippincott & Co. Presents a general description of the locomotives exhibited by Baldwin at the World's Columbian Exposition. Illustrated with builder's photographs of locomotives of various railroads plus data for each. Locomotives featured are for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, Norfolk and Western Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway, Mexican National Railroad, and the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad. Other builder's photographs and useful data on various types of locomotives included. The frontis is an impressive full page photograph of the company's erecting shop. 78 pages plus advertisement page in the rear. Bound in original red cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and rule stamped in blind. Several small light mottlings to the rear cover. Light fray to head of spine. A near fine, bright, quite exceptional, copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        World's Columbian Exposition 1893 : art and architecture. Sections I, III, IV, VII, VIII & IX.

      Philadelphia, George Barrie 1893 - limited edition. Each plate is accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. large 4to. , Sections I, III, IV, VII, VIII & IX. internally VG but with many pages loose & some staining to covers. there will be extra postage to pay on these very heavy books. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        EXHIBIT Of LOCOMOTIVES By The BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co., Proprietors, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. The World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, May - October, 1893.

      Printed by J. B. Lippincott & Co., (n d), Philadelphia: - Frontis, from a photograph, showing an interior factory view of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Images, from photographs, of the 14 engines on exhibit. Woodcut of "Old Ironsides", 1832 locomotive built by Matthias Baldwin. Baldwin exhibited 14 locomotives in the Exposition including an Express Passenger Locomotive, "American Pattern" [Class 8-34 C]; 3 Compound Express Passenger Locomotives, a "Double-Ender" Type, Wootten Fire-Box [Class 8 20/38 1/4 C, No. 694], an "American Type" [Class 8 20/38 C, No. 450] & a "Special High-Speed" Type [Class 8 20/38 1/4 C, No. 13,350]; a Passenger Locomotive, "American" Type [Class 830 C, No. 13,400] and other divers models such as a Logging Locomotive, "Double-Ender" Pattern [Class 8=22 1/4 C, No. 13,361]. Some unobtrusive wear/soiling to boards. Period pos to preliminary blank. A VG+ copy. Original publisher's red cloth with gilt stamped lettering to front board. Floral patterned paper eps. 4to. 10-7/8" x 7-3/4". 1st edition. Ca 1893. Scarce, OCLC locates 13 cc. Not in Romaine. 78, [2] pp. Advertisement penultimate page listing the divers locomotive types [9] custom built by Baldwin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Macmillan and Co, 1893. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 186 x 114 mm (7 5/16 x 4 1/2"). lx, 256 pp. With the half title. FIRST EDITION. GRACEFUL MODELLED CALF, UNSIGNED BUT IN THE STYLE OF CEDRIC CHIVERS, front board framed with plain and stippled gilt rules, THE FRONT COVER WITH A STRIKING ALL-OVER DESIGN OF RISING AND TWINING FLOWERS CUT AND MOLDED IN SHALLOW RELIEF, highlighted with light shading and with small gilt dots between flowers (representing pollen?) as well as clusters of gilt dots within the flowers suggestive of stamens, entwined leaves forming a triangular panel at foot, this panel densely stippled in gilt and with title in cuir-ciselé, rear cover with simple blind-ruled frame and with faint mottling, flat spine with elongated panel decorated in the style of the cover, elaborate inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, intricately gauffered edges. In a black straight-grain morocco pull-off box with gilt titling on spine. With 101 illustrations (including frontispiece, headpieces, and tailpieces) by Hugh Thomson. Front pastedown with morocco book label of Paul Edward Chevalier. A VIRTUALLY PRISTINE COPY. This is an early 19th century classic, an evocation of a peaceful, flower-filled, unworldly English village and its inhabitants, offered here in the kind of binding that Alice Shepherd would have done for Cedric Chivers. According to Tidcombe, Shepherd "began working for Chivers at Portway, Bath, in about 1897, where she was in charge of a department of about five women doing cut and modelled calf work. Her method was to mark the design on the damp leather, and then scrape the under (flesh) side of the leather with an ivory tool, to make a hollow within the area of the design. The hollow was filled with cement, and then, by manipulation and pressure, the design was brought into relief on the upper (hair) side of the leather. Any gilding, coloring, or finishing was done after the book was bound. Her designs, which are nearly always floral, were, according to Chivers, never repeated." The present wonderfully flamboyant item has an illustrious provenance, coming from the collection of 20th century English bindings put together by Paul Chevalier, whose library of beautiful volumes was uniformly characterized by outstanding workmanship and superb condition. The sale of his books at Christie's in 1990 represented one of the best collections of British bindings brought to auction in the past half century; "Our Village" was lot #107 (hesitantly attributed to Stikeman, but surely not by him).

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        Puzzles Old and New

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. 1893. xx., 394, [2] adverts for for Hamleys of High Holborn (conjuring tricks and ventriloquial heads). In the original red cloth, with gilt and black lettering, and 4 puzzles illustrated in black on the front board, and one on the spine. A few bumps and marks, but a lovely copy of this scarce work. . Near Fine. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. 1893. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        L'ABBESSE DE CASTRO [with six other French books in companion bindings]

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1893 - Small octavo. Seven volumes in companion bindings by Thierry. All bound in various colors of crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines elaborately gilt with floral ornaments in the center of the panels. Illustrated by Myrbach, Paul Chabas, Jeanniot, Andre Brouillet, and De Orazi. Francoise Coppee. Henriette; Paul Bourget. Steeple-Chase; Marcel Prevost. Le Moulin de Nazareth; Andre Theuriet, L'Abbe Daniel; Paul Bourget. Un Saint; Andre Theuriet. Rose-Lise. Fine, a very beautiful grouping [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Doctor

      . Published April 10th 1893 by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Painted by Luke Fildes, R.A., Photogravure Gouipil, printed in Paris, Plattengrösse 60 x 80 cm, Blattgrösse 60,5 x 94. Sir Luke Fildes's popular masterpiece, "The Doctor", which refers to the experience of the death of his son. The scene is structured in two grounds, separated by the central figure, the little child who is lying ill on a hurriedly prepared bed. - She has survived the night (we are advised about this by the dawn we can see coming in through the window). The background is lit by the natural light coming from the window and it is dominated by the figure of the father. His hand is on the shoulder of his desperate wife, who is withdrawn into herself, while he stands up firmly and his face is knitted and turned towards the doctor - he is taking part in the situation attentively. Besides, the direction in which he is looking and his being lit by both the natural and the artificial light (as we can see from the colour of his face and the double shadows we can see behind his body), show us that he is the meeting point between the two grounds. - In the foreground we can see the figure of the doctor and the child. The physician has his back bent towards the little girl. His right hand is leaning on his leg, as if he was about to get up, but his left hand is holding his face: in his figure there is a contrast between dynamism and being static. This contrast is underlined by his look, turned towards the girl and at the same time full of deep wonder. The doctor wishes to save her, but he is unable to do it.It is the drama of the experience of one's own limit. - The late-Victorian public really appreciated this image of the quiet heroism of the ordinary doctor: the hero is not the one who does incredible things, but the one who fully lives his everyday life, the one who does what he is asked to do. - After looking at this painting, one doctor of sir Luke's days told his students: "a library of books would not do what this picture has done and will do for the medical profession in making the hearts of our fellow men warm to us with confidence and affection". - The Doctor was commissioned by Henry Tate in 1887, since then the image has been used in many different forms. The United States and Britain put it on postage stamps, political cartoonists lampooned it, and the American Medical Association used it in a campaign against socialized medicine. - There are different stories about the origins of the painting. The most likely is that Tate gave Fildes the freedom to choose the subject matter himself. Fildes eldest son, Phillip died Christmas morning, 1877. He was attended by Dr. Gustavus Murray, who impressed Fildes greatly with his care and attention to his dying child. The painting has a happier ending than real life did, as the child has survived through the night and dawn is breaking. Fildes chose his subject matter immediately, although the painting was not begun for four years, and then only with urging from Tate. Another version has Queen Victoria ordering the painting to commemorate the service of her own physician, Sir James Clark who she was said to have sent to care for a servant's sick child. Fildes went to great lengths to achieve realism in this painting, by constructing the cottage scene in his studio in London, and painting at dawn to catch the unique character of dawn light. Fildes is well known in the context of the social realist movement depicting the plight of the poor, his painting Applicants for Admission to the Casual Ward was so popular police had to keep back the large crowds of onlookers. Fildes was also a talented illustrator whose work appeared in magazines and books, most notably Charles Dickens's last book Edwin Drood. Fildes like most painters of his era made most of his income from painting portraits for wealthy clientele, but he made the most impact with social pictures. - SIR (SAMUEL) LUKE Fildes (1844-1927), painter, was born at Liverpool 18 October 1844, the son of James Fildes, of Chester, by his wife, nee Fogg. Educated privately at Chester, he studied art successively at Warrington, at the South Kensington Art School, and the Royal Academy Schools. Towards the end of the 'sixties he began practising book and magazine illustration, working for the Cornhill Magazine, Once a Week, and the "Graphic"; to the first number of the Graphic he contributed in 1869 a drawing, 'The Casuals', which anticipates the subject of one of his most famous pictures, painted five years later. Through (Sir) J.E. Millais Fildes was brought into contact with Charles Dickens, and produced the set of illustrations which in August 1870 appeared in the volume containing Dickens's unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood. His first exhibit at the Royal Academy, in 1868, was a drawing, 'Nightfall' ; in 1872 he exhibited for the first time a picture, 'Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest' (now belonging to the Corporation of Warrington), which was followed in 1873 by 'Simpletons' and in 1874 by 'Applicants for admission to a Casual Ward'. The last of these was Fildes's first great public success in the then popular anecdotal and melodramatic vein, which for a considerable period he continued to exploit: the picture, the significance of which was emphasized by a quotation from Dickens, is now at the Royal Holloway College. 1874 was also the year of Fildes's marriage to Fanny, daughter of William Woods, of Warrington, and sister of the painter Henry Woods, R.A. (1846-1921). Fildes's brother-in-law soon afterwards settled permanently in Venice, and as a result, Fildes was brought into frequent contact with that city, being also to some extent influenced by certain contemporary painters working there, notably an Austrian artist who at the time enjoyed a great vogue, Cecil von Haanen. Scenes from Venetian life were thenceforth for a while frequently treated by Fildes alongside of those anecdotal subjects in an English "setting by which he had established his position as a popular painter. Among his pictures in the former category 'An Alfresco Toilet' (1889 ; now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight) was an immense success; and in the latter group there should further be mentioned 'The Widower' (1876; this and the 'Casual Ward', already mentioned, each realized 2,100 at Christie's, 28 April 1S83); 'The Return of the Penitent' (1879); 'The Village Wedding' (1883); and, Fildes's most widely known painting, 'The Doctor' (1891; now in the Tate Gallery). Meanwhile, Fildes had in 1879 been elected A.R.A. and in 1887 R.A., his diploma work being 'A School Girl', exhibited in 1888. He soon became an influential member of the Academy council; and he was also for many years chairman of the Arts Club. - The portrait of his wife exhibited by Fildes at the Academy in 1887 attracted much attention, and gradually the artist was led to devote himself almost exclusively to portraiture, gaining a large and fashionable clientele. In 1901 he was commissioned to paint a state portrait of King Edward VII (exhibited in 1902) followed by one of Queen Alexandra (exhibited in 1905; both are in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace); and in 1912 the task of painting a state portrait of King George V was also allotted "to him. A fluent, facile realism is characteristic of Fildes's work as a portrait-painter and may be regarded as the keynote of his art generally, explaining its wide popularity at the time. Pictorially, Fildes stands for that average modernity of handling which gained ground in European painting as the conquests of French impressionism were gradually absorbed. - Fildes, who was knighted in 1906 and created K.C.V.O. in 1918, died 27 February 1927 at his house, 11 Melbury Road, Kensington, built by Richard Norman Shaw. His wife, who also practised painting, and exhibited at the Academy in 1878 and 1883, died in April 1927; they had four sons and two daughters. A selection of Fildes's works was exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition in 1928. - [The Times, 28 February 1928; Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts, a complete dictionary of contributors and their work., vol. ii, 1905; subsequent Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogues, including.that-of the Memorial Exhibition of 1928." T. BOBENIUS, D.N.B. - - W. W. Fenn: 'Our Living Artists: Luke Fildes, A.R.A.', Mag. A., iii (1880), pp. 49-52; D. C. Thomson: 'The Life and Work of Luke Fildes, R.A.', A. Annu. (1895), pp. 1-3; L. V. Fildes: Luke Fildes, R.A.: A Victorian Painter (London, 1968); B. Myers: 'Studies for Houseless and Hungry and the Casual Ward by Luke Fildes, R.A.', Apollo, cxxiv/952 (1982), pp. 36-43 Hard Times (exh. cat. by J. Treuherz, Manchester, C.A.G., 1987-8)

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        A History of English Lotteries Now for the First Time Written.

      London: Leadenhall Press, 1893. - Octavo. xi, [360], pp. + 16 pp. ads. With twenty-eight inserted facsimiles of old lottery bills on paper of various tints (ÒIt will be noted that the dirty red ink in some of them is exactly imitated.Ó), and with many text illustrations. Natural linen with pink printed paper labels. Spine a bit browned, label rubbed, front hinge cracking, but sound. A good, clean copy. With two original broadsides laid in, one dating from May, 1804, and the other undated, but from the same period. Both have a few marginal chips, and one with some browning, but in good condition and rare. First edition. An interesting chapter in the history of London popular culture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rujub the Juggler

      Chatto and Windus 1893 - very rare first edition, 3 vols. Newbolt 56.1, extremely rare, generally good condition shows some signs of wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1893. (WHARTON, EDITH) "Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems". 8vo. 630 pp. Original gilt-lettered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed . INSCRIBED by Edith Wharton on the half title, with a short poem incorporating Gertrude's farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full: "Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, - / to the girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July 3rd 1894" Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of her adolescent poems published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY

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        LE SALON DE 1892

      Saint-Laud: Germain & G. Grassin, Imperimeurs-Libraires, 1893. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF SIX SPECIAL COPIES WITH EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS (of a total of 30 copies, none for sale) n. Hardcover. Showing--in a Very Distinctive Way--the Fashion for All Things Japanese. 197 x 159 mm (7 3/4 x 6 1/4"). 1 p.l. (title), 99 pp., [3] leaves, [100]-103, [1] pp. Text (and illustrations) mounted on stubs. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF SIX SPECIAL COPIES WITH EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS (of a total of 30 copies, none for sale). EXOTIC CONTEMPORARY "CUIR JAPONAIS" BINDING BY DURVAND (stamp-signed on front flyleaf), covers and smooth spine blind-stamped with a collage of tasseled medallions in various shapes decorated with Japanese scenes (featuring depictions of a pagoda, the procession of a dignitary, battle scenes, and an arching bridge), these scenes covering the entire exterior surface and hand colored, the whole framed by a gilt floral border; gilt-rolled turn-ins, Japanese-patterned brocade endleaves in shades of jade, crimson, and gold, top edge marbled and gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original paper wrappers bound in. In the original (slightly worn) maroon folding box with tab closure. WITH 49 SIGNED ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART DECORATING OR INSERTED IN THE TEXT, including 26 delicate watercolor designs on text leaves; six plates in gouache; two watercolor plates; one folding triptych in watercolor; eight pencil or pen and ink drawings; two richly embroidered leaves of red, purple, green, blue and black threads (one on hand-made Japanese paper with hand-painted accents, the other on Japanese silk); title page in color; frontispiece etchings by Madame Sylvestré and Emile Noirot; and a portrait of the author painted by Rochegrosse. Very slight wear to extreme ends of the joints, occasional minor offsetting from painted decoration, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, with few signs of use. A work apparently unrecorded in institutional records (and not, excepting our volume, recorded at auction), this is an excessively rare copy of a very obscure and peculiar artist's book, bound in an over-the-top, nearly ineffable binding by one of the best binders of the day. The text is a review of the "Salon de 1892," a gallery exhibition produced at Angers by the French Society of Friends of the Arts, the review taking the form of six humorous dialogues (which were first published in the "Journal de Maine et Loire"). Our author, the Parisian art critic Claude Eliot, determined to issue these pieces on their own in a very limited press run, with six unique copies featuring a singular binding and original artwork--as seen here. Lucien Durvand (1852-1924) established his Paris workshop in 1890. His bindings are distinguished by excellent workmanship, with figurative creations and incised and mosaic leather compositions being his trademark. In 1900 he was awarded a silver medal for his bindings at the Universal Exhibition. The binding and illustrations here reflect the fashion for all things Japanese that swept Europe, and particularly France, in the wake of the opening of Japan by Emperor Meiji in 1868. Japanese art became a major source for modern French artistic inspiration, as seen in our extra illustrations. Founded in 1889 "for the purpose of artistic decentralization" (i.e., to demonstrate that there was more to art in France than the Paris scene), the Société des Amis des Arts d'Angers held a prominent place in the cultural life of the province of Anjou. The contributing artists here include some of the region's most respected, including Defaux (1826-1900), a pupil of Corot noted for his delicate style and responsible for this volume's in-text watercolor decorations; Georges Rochegrosse (1859-1938), successful in many media; Clement Bellenger, an esteemed wood engraver; Emile Noirot (1854-1924), his watercolor land, water, and seascapes respected for their technique and expressive feeling; and Mme. E. Sylvestré, a pupil of Regnault. Each is sympathetically mentioned in the text.

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      EL PROGRESO EDITORIAL, MADRID 1893 - 1893, 16 Tomos, obra escrita por individuos de número de la Real Academia de la Historia, bajo la dirección de D. Antonio Canovas del Castillo, bonita encuadernación con cantos dorados, perfecto estado. Pertenece a la biblioteca de D. Duarte Pinto Coelho. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cassell & Company Limited 1893 - 1st 1893. Very good condition with no wrapper. Four children who set off, at the invitation of the King, to join their parents in the land beyond the Blue Mountains. On the way they meet various characters, both good and bad, such as Mrs. Discipline and her father Mr. Penalty, Fungus the Ferryman, Mrs. Steadfast, Mrs. Modesty and Charity the guide. An allegorical tale reminiscent of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Green and blue pictorial cloth, gilt title blocks to front cover and spine. 6 full page b/w engravings plus chapter head and tailpieces. 191 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Front endpaper browned. Small price label 'awarded in connection with Chums Empire Map Scheme' on front pastedown. Small foxspots to endpapers and half-title page otherwise the contents are beautifully clean and bright with all plates present. A super copy of this title, exceptionally rare in first edition. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Macmillan, NY 1893 - Medical; Psychiatry; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Copperplates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [Medicine/Anatomy]. William Macewen. Atlas Of Head Sections. NY: MacMillan and Co. , 1893. 4to. Xiii, (plates) ,4pp. Cloth; lacking spine strip. Light dampstain to top margins and occasionally other margins. With 53 copperplate engravings of cross sections of human heads (with descriptive data on facing pages) , frozen for medical research purposes, each with an adjacent detailed diagram and caption. Laid in tissue covers for plates, some with ruffled edges. A most uncommon book of enduring interest. OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. ; 6 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Head Sections

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine scuffed. Browning to prelims and rear eps and light scattered browning elsewhere. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1893. First Edition. Quarter brown cloth cover. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xiii, + plates. 53 engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head, and 53 key plates with descriptive texts. .

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        The Works of William Blake.

      - London: Quaritch, 1893. 3 volumes, large 8vo, profusely illustrated. Original half brown morocco, backstrips gilt, gilt tops, light foxing, bindings a bit worn. First edition, large-paper copy, issued in a small edition. ÒThe enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance.Ó Bentley, Blake Books, 369. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 25. XII. 1893. - 2 SS. Gr.-schmal-8vo. An den Dichter und Schriftsteller Karl Henckell über dessen Anthologie "Buch der Freiheit": "[.] Die Freiheitsanthologie ist groß - groß - großartig! Das war ein gewaltiges Stück Arbeit. Diese zerstreuten Kräfte auf diesem engen Raum (vielleicht nicht eng genug, das wäre mein einziger Tadel) zusammengebracht zu haben, das gibt ein Explosiv-Buch! - Und wie schön nimmt sich unter all diesen Dichtungs Fürsten- und Rittern ihr eigenes Ritterlied aus! Natürlich werd ich [.] das Buch besprechen [.] Mit dem 'Gewitter' sind [Sie] zu glimpflich. Es war kein aus dem Herzen herausgeschriebenes Buch. Eine bestellte litterarische Arbeit, in welcher ich eben so viel als möglich etwas von den Saiten erklingen ließ die auch bei Ihnen nachgeklungen haben, aber nichts Gewaltiges ist drin [.]". - Im Mittelfalz alt hinterlegt, am linken Rand etwas knapp und unregelmäßig beschnitten.

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      Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London, England 1893 - 8vo. original decorted cloth, dust jacket, decorated endpapers. x, 114, (2) pages. First English edition. Table of contents. Includes poetry on garden flowers, nature, love songs, "poems of life," children's poetry. Text, boards, and endpapers decorated by Walter Crane (Houfe 271; Massé 44). French fold. Dust jacket chipped, especially at top edge. Endpapers and spine lightly soiled. original decorted cloth, dust jacket, decorated endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tale Of Two Oceans; New Story by an Old Californian. An Account of a Voyage from Philadelphia to San Francisco, Around Cape Horn, Yeras 1849-50, calling at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at Juan Fernandez, In the South Pacific.

      Eastman and Co. 1893 - Eastman and Co., 1893. 8vo. 198pp. Clean, unmarked pages. Early half morocco and marbled board, orig wraps bound in. See our pictures. Joints brittle, lacking upper spine compartment, staining to upper portions of covers and near upper edge of last few leaves. Front hinge starting, tape repair near upper corner of rear wrap, tear/adhesion residue to upper edge of front wrap. 1st edition. Graff 193. Cowan p12. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon (12 Volumes, Complete)

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1893 - Original publisher's Plum cloth binding with gilt lettering and elaborate Napoleonic design on spines. Illustrated with 36 Steel Plates comprising authentic portraits, battle scenes, representations of sieges, etc., in Twelve Volumes. Teg. A very attractive set of this indispensable history of the period (1799-1821). More than 6,000 pp. Louis Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) "Statesman and historian, born at Marseilles. He came to Paris in 1821 and soon made a name as a political journalist and a historian. Between 1823 and 1827 he published the first of his two famous works, "Histoire de la Révolution Française". After the July Revolution (1830) which, as one of the founders of the newspaper Le National, he helped to bring about, he was one of several historians in the Government. In 1840 he went into opposition over foreign policy, retired, and wrote his second great work, Histoire du consulat et de l'empire (1845-62). He returned to active politics in 1863, led the peace negotiations in 1871, took a major share in planning economic and military reconstruction, and was first President of the Third Republic. His two works, models of clear-flowing narrative, are among the standard histories of the Revolutionary and immediately post-Revolutionary eras" (The Oxford Companion to French Literature) "No other work approaches the depth and scope of this work--absolutely essential. "[Peter Holmes][HBS 24708]. . All 12 volumes are in very good+ condition, displaying only minor age and shelf wear. A few volumes have noticeable, but minor, wear to spine and boards; it is, however, a solid, heavy, and attractive set. VERY GOOD+. Steel engravings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1893 - un volume, relié cartonnage polychrome rouge "Au Portrait Collé" grand in-octavo éditeur (275x180mm), toutes tranches dorées, relié par Engel, Cartonnage Hetzel "dos au phare". toutes tranches dorées.(A. LENEGRE et Cie REL.), Gouttière régulière. Rares rousseurs, orné de 55 illustrations de L. Benett, dont 12 planches en chromotypographie + 2 cartes en couleurs, (285 + 199 + 4 f. de catalogue nouveautés 1892-1893) pages, sans date (1893) Paris Bibliothèque D'éducation et De Récréation Jules Hetzel et Cie Editeur, Le milieu du 1er plat est généralement sur fond bleu, mais on connaît quelques exemplaires sur fond vert.Rare cartonnage sur fond vert.Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars,.Collection :"Les voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel.".titre RARE.cartonnage en trés bon état. ( good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Underneath the Bough. A Book of Verses. One of 150 copies. By Michael Field.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1893 - pp. viii, 135, [3]. Half-title. 16mo. Original cream cloth, gilt dec. Green silk endpapers. With the bookplate of George Kitchin. Colbeck p.248. First edition. Michael Field = Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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