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        Kings Of Cricket: Reminiscences And Anecdotes With Hints On The Game

      Bolton: Tillotson 1893 - Richard Daft (1835-1900) was among the leading batsmen of his day (1858 to 1891), with his peak being the 1860s and early 1870s, when he was regarded as the best professional batsman in the country. Most of his major cricket was played Notts and the All-England Eleven, whom he captained from 1871 to 1880. In 1879 he led a strong side to North America, which beat a XV of Philadelphia. Here, he holds forth about the players of his time, offering fascinating insights into the life of a pro cricketer during the late 19th century. He is especially strong on his days with the All-England XI. The introduction by Andrew Lang is considered a model of the genre and a classic piece of cricket writing. First Edition. Small 4to. xiv + 274pp + i-viii. Portrait frontispiece, 80 further portrait plates of eminent cricketers of the day. Bound in half black morocco over light brown boards, gilt figure of a cricketer and titles on the front cover, title in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Ex.libris JL Logan, with his bookplate mounted inside front cover. A few light marks to covers, o/w a very good copy. No.168 of a Limited Edition of 150 copies signed and numbered by the author.  [Padwick, 903] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Order of Chivalry

      Kelmscott Press 1893 - Limited edition. 8vo. Text translated from the French by William Caxton. Edited by F.S. Ellis. Engraved frontispiece by Sir Edward Burne Jones; large decorative initials; headings printed in red. Original full gilt stamp vellum with blue cloth ties. Very good (light toning/soiling to vellum). 151 pages. No signatures or bookplates. One of 225 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caprices: Poems by Theodore Wratislaw

      London: Gay and Bird, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Joseph Gleeson White. London: Gay and Bird, 1893. Foolscap 8vo. First edition. [x],48,[2]pp. §Number 28 of an edition of 100 numbered copies on hand-made paper. (A further 25 copies were issued: identically bound, but printed on Japanese vellum). Krishnamurti 723. This being one of the copies with 'Paradox' and 'At Midnight' in place of the suppressed poems 'To a Sicilian Boy' and 'L'Eternal Feminin' (but their titles remain in list of contents). Original parchment, upper cover with decorative orange tulip design by Gleeson White, with later expert parchment reback (spine unlettered as the original). Touch of soiling to covers, and small patch of surface rubbing to lower edge of design. Free endpapers browned. Small dent to foot of title-page slightly below imprint, to right. Ink ownership initials of one D.G. - dated 1905 - to front free endpaper. §A very good copy, expertedly rebacked.

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        THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE : A STORY OF THE NORTH POLE A Thrilling Story of a Voyage to the North Pole, and an Astonishing Account of the Oldest Civilization on Earth Found There.

      Indianapolis, IN: Vincent Publishing Company , 1893. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VERY GOOD. Early, and very scarce science fiction work (of the "lost race" genre) in which the author writes through the persona of his "old and esteemed friend, Captain Sampson De Lilly..." Red-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 426 pp. Corners lightly bumped. Evidence of past front-hinge repair, and a few tiny spots to top-and-fore-edges. No markings whatsoever. Clean, tight binding.

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        THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE: A STORY OF THE NORTH POLE COUNTRY

      Indianapolis: Vincent Publishing Co. 1893 1st ed, 1893. First edition. Reddish-brown cloth. Front hinge cracked and repiared with archival tape; front cover lightly soiled. Bookplate and owner signature on endpapers. Text clean and tight. A hardcover book in good condition. A very scarce early Lost Race science fiction/fantasy novel.

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        Birds of Derbyshire - (1st Edition)

      Bemrose and Sons, Limited 1893 - Bemrose & Sons, London & Derby, 1893. Green Cloth. with gilt writing on cover and spine. Book Condition: Near fine; 1st Edition. 239pp plus a folding map (two small tears - but still complete) and 5 full page plates from photographs, protected with tissue. Also with an illustration in the text. Previous owners ornate signature. Patterned endpapers. Binding true and bright. Minor wear to head of spine. Fine example of a scarce volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition Meissonier. [Preface par Alexandre Dumas]

      Paris: Galerie Georges Petit 8, rue Sèze, 8, Mars, 1893 - (MEISSONIER) Folio. Frontispiece and 60 engravings. xvi, 349, [4] pp. Bound in three quarter dark purple morocco and marbled boards by E.M. Schmittz (ticket on ffep). Spine sunned to a light brown, wear to spine and joints with tear across spine at top compartment. In custom cloth slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military Costumes in Old Japan

      K Ogawa, Tokyo 1893 - Photographed by K. Ogawa, under direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yu-kai. Fourteen of fifteen full page black and white plates printed by the Chemigraph Process. Sympathetically rebound in black patterned silk with original front cover laid on. Several pages torn, not affecting the plates Several library stamps including one on the margin of the last plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through Connemara in a Governess Cart Illustrated by W.W. Russell, from 'Sketches by Edith C.E. Somerville'.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co., Ltd.. Good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Spine starting to separate from block. Violet Martin's working copy with some corrections and a wonderful inscription.. London, W.H. Allen & Co., Ltd., 1893. 19.8cm x 13cm. vii, 200 (33) pages with several illustrations. Original illustrated hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and frontboard. Good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Spine starting to separate from block. Violet Martin's working copy with some corrections and a wonderful inscription. The two famous cousins, Edith Oenone Somerville and Violet Florence Martin, observe the sights and sounds experienced on their week-long travels in Connemara. Their adventures begin with their buying of a neat governess cart and a mule called Sibbie to pull it and from there we read the delightful misadventures of the two ladies. The strange characters they meet, the habits of Sibbie, the isolated hotels they stay in are all described with the laconic wit and sharp eye that make this into an exquisite jewel of travel lore.

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        The Standards and Colours of the Army from the Restoration 1661 to the introduction of the Territorial System 1881

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, first edition , 1893. xxiii and 267 pages. 29 plates including 16 in colour, 57 illustrations in the text. Tall 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with a design in gold based on the Saratoga Colour of the 9th Foot; there is slight discolouration of the cloth along the bottom rim and there are a few other faint traces of old damp marking. Number 96 of 200 numbered copies only. With an ALS by Milne.

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        TERRASSA, BIBLIOTECA HISTORICA TERRASSENCA, D. JOSEPH SOLER I PALET, IV VOLUMS, 1893, 1900

      Estampa de M. Utset i Juncosa. - Tarrassa. 1893-1900. 23X15. Mitja pell i dorats. Tirada limitada de 300 exemplars. 4VOL. 1vol, XV+92Pág+2f. 2vol, X+360Pág. 3vol, VIII+116Pág+1f. 4vol, 180Pág. Obra complerta, Monografia de la parroquia de san Juliá de Altura, Monografia de la Iglesia Parroquial de Tarrassa, Llibre dels privilegis de Tarrassa i per ultim, Cent Biografies Tarrassenques. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered and Resolutions and Petition Adopted at a Special General Synod of the Church of Ireland, Holden in Dublin on the 14th March, 1893.

      1893 - 4to pamphlet. Duplicate original printed wrappers, stapled, preserved in a green-cloth flap-case with a leather label lettered in gilt; pp. 30; the outer wrapper is a little browned to the spine and the edges, with a few small stains to the edges, nonetheless very good. First edition. A pamphlet dictating the speeches held at the second General Synod of the Church of Ireland in protest to the second Home Rule Bill proposed by William Ewart Gladstone. This Synod was only the second of its kind to be held by the church, the first being when Gladstone first proposed the Bill in 1886. Unlike the first Bill, the second attempt was passed by the House of Commons only to be refused by the House of Lords, of which eighty-six of its members were affiliated with The Irish Union Alliance, founded in 1891 specifically to oppose Home Rule. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Harry Houdini signs a cover page of the biography of a fellow "wizard", the financier Jay Gould

      "His signature, ""Harry Houdini, Phila. May 22-08,"" on the full title page, with preface page attached to verso, removed from Trumbull White's biography of financier Jay Gould, The Wizard of Wall Street and His Wealth, or The Life and Deeds of Jay Gould. (1893). Some minor marginal losses, not affecting signature or text, light soiling and toning, else very good condition overall with a fine, dark signature. An unusual, but apt association piece, considering that both men were masters of deception in their respective fields. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County

      Inez A. Kennedy, Publisher, 1893, Original cloth, Book Condition: Very Good-, First EditionFirst Edition in Very Good- condition with rubbed extremities and front hinge starting, crudely mended with scotch tape. Illus., woodcuts, portraits. Original decorative green cloth, title in gilt. Dedication: "This little book is dedicated to the children of the pioneers, by the Lee County Columbian Club; A very scarce account of pioneer life, including mounds, camps, cliffs, etc. , in Lee County, Ohio. Putnam describes the hardships and privations of a pioneer life in a land inhabited only by Indians and wild beasts, and the only habitation was the log cabin. Ten townships are delineated and described. Howes L223

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        The Angel of the Revolution

      Tower Publishing Company, London,UK 1893 - First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) with 'First Edition' to the title page in very good plus condition with original pictorial blue cloth, title in gilt, beveled boards original dark brown endpages with previous owners name and date, spine ends and corners with wear and lightly chipped, the text block unmarked clean and tight. The author's scarce futuristic classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHAPTERS FROM THE UNWRITTEN HISTORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES; THE INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN CAMP, ON THE MARCH, IN GREAT BATTLES, AND IN PRISON

      St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing. Good+. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green embossed cloth has gilt title on spine. Text's interior is tight, clean & intact. Portrait frontispiece. Drawing illustrations. Decorative tailpieces. Mended front internal hinge with cover firmly attached. Front endpaper has a narrow damp stain. Military, Civil War Very Rare; Drawing Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 335 pages .

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        Mes prisons.

      Paris, Leon Vanier, 1893.. In-12, demi-maroquin prune de l'epoque a coin, dos lisse orne d'un elegant decor "Art Nouveau" en long de 6 fleurs dorees, titre dore, tete doree, couverture gris-bleu conservee, (4), 81 p., (1) f. de table, portrait de Verlaine par F.-A. Cazals, non rogne. Edition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires numerotes sur Hollande (seul grand papier), le notre paraphe a la plume par l'editeur Leon Vanier porte le n°25. Portrait de Verlaine par F.-A. Cazals, destine aux seuls exemplaires de tete (date dans la planche novembre 1888). "Dans cette fresque geoliere, Verlaine se mue en chroniqueur de son propre quotidien d'infortune. Le neo-parnassien laisse place a l'aede hirsute et dissolu, bien plus rimbaldien que son eromene" (Nicolas Baygert) Ici, comme dans tous les 25 exemplaires du tirage de tete, la justification occupe le verso du faux-titre; elle est remplacee par la liste des oeuvres de Verlaine et de Charles Morice dans les exemplaires du tirage courant. Autre variante distinguant les exemplaires de tete: leur couverture est gris-bleu tandis qu'elle est beige pour le reste du tirage. (Carteret, 'Romantique', II, p. 432. Montel, p. 86-88. Van Bever & Monda, p. 53. Paul Verlaine, 'Oeuvres en prose', Pleiade, p. 1504. Vicaire, VII, 998-999). Provenance: le grand collectionneur Edouard-Henri Fischer, avec ex-libris grave (catalogue de sa vente, Christie's, nov. 2014, n°113). Tres bel exemplaire, tres bien relie en maroquin a l'epoque dans un elegant decor Art Nouveau, couverture conservee, non rogne..

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        The Works of the Sisters Brontë

      London: Dent and Company,, 1893. With illustrations by H. S. Greig and ornaments by F. C. Tilney. 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. With hand-coloured illustrations. Spines a little darkened, an excellent set. Large paper edition. Limited edition, number 215 of 250 numbered sets. An attractively bound set of the Brontës' novels.

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        Goblin Market

      London: Macmillan 1893 - Superb HB in publisher olive green/gilt-illustrated binding with all edges gilt and no inscriptions or bookplates. 63pp. finely ill. in b/w by Housman. A real gem that would make an ideal gift or welcome addition to any collection (11 x 19cm)

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        Voyage au Canada pendant les années 1795, 1796 et 1797. 3 Volumes

      Imprimerie de Munier, Paris - 3 volumes petits in-8, 321, 344 et 294. Reliures d'époque, dos lisses ornés, ex-libris gravés aux armes d'Arthur William Patrick Buchanan (1893-1939). 1ère édition française, An 8 de la République (1799-1800). Complet des onze planches et de la carte dépliante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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