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        History of the Empire of Japan, Compiled and Translated for the Imperial Japanese Commission of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893 (Original Binding)

      Dai Nippon Tosho Kabushiki Kwaisha, Tokyo 1893 - [Finely Illustrated History of Japan with 5 K. Ogawa Collotypes and 5 Double Page Color Woodblocks]. Published by the Dai Nippon Tosho Kabushiki Kwaisha by order of the Department of Education, Tokyo, printed at the "Japan Mail" Office, Yokohama, 1893, 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in - 17 x 24 cm), plain gray silk covered boards, front board with title in black in Japanese and English and gilt decoration (clouds), back board has blindstamped illustration, spine covered in silk with decorative design of birds and stars, cover edges beveled, decorative endpapers, decorative (not actually a part of the books binding) four hole string ties top and bottom on front and back boards, 1 color foldout map, 2 plans, 5 black and white collotype double page plates by K. Ogawa, 5 color double page woodblock plates, 18 black and white double page woodblock plates, 11 black and white single page woodblock plates, table of contents (I-VI), preface (I-VI), 428 pp. An important 19th century history of Japan produced under the authority of an Imperial commission. This book was ".intended for the use of visitors to the Japanese Section of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, U.S.A, 1893." ~ Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The silk covering on the boards and spine is torn, broken and chipped in several places and pulling away in many places, particularly along the edges. The decorative string ties on the front and back boards are not present. The binding is solid. Internally the book is clean and in Very Good condition. No markings, staining or foxing internally. The maps, plans and woodblock prints are in excellent condition. Inside the back cover are two small bookseller's labels: "Isseido Shoten" (Tokyo) and "Orientalia" (NYC). There is evidence of removal of a small Japanese language label on a blank free page at the rear. This book is rarely seen with the original (and fragile) silk covered boards and spine as with this one. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        Headwaters of the Mississippi; comprising biographical sketches of early and recent explorers of the great river, and a full account of the discovery and location of the true source in a lake beyond Itasca

      Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company. 1893. First. First edition. Front hinge restored, old price on the front pastedown, a sound, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Dr. A. Munsell, As a memento of our exploratory journey to the headwaters of the Mississippi during the Summer of 1891, With best wishes of The Author. Cincinnati, Ohio. May 10, 1893." The recipient, Dr. Alexander John M. Munsell, is pictured in the text and is described by the author as "of Dubuque, Iowa, is a native of Kentucky, a man of mature years, the editor and proprietor of the Dubuque Trade Journal, and a gentleman of comprehensive literary attainments." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nouveaux contes cruels et propos d'au delà

      Paris, Calmann Lévy 1893 - Livre épuisé 18,8 x 13,3 cm, plein maroquin vert, décor doré représentant trois fleurs de lys et nom de l'auteur doré sur le premier plat, dos à cinq nerfs, chaque nerf décoré de quatre petits points dorés, titre et auteur dorés, date en pied, filets dorés sur les coupes, décor d'encadrement avec fleurs de lys sur les plats intérieurs, papier à motif floral doré sur les gardes, tête dorée, couv. non cons. (J. P. Gray & Son, Cambridge), 4 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre, note de l'éditeur, faux-titre pour la première partie (Nouveaux contes cruels), 280 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret II, 475. Condition : Edition en partie originale (les Propos d'au delà paraissent ici pour la première fois). L'un des 40 ex. du tirage de tête imprimés sur Hollande (seul grand papier, non annoncés sur les exemplaires du tirage courant). Très joli exemplaire dans une pleine reliure anglaise signée J. P. Gray & Son (dos décoloré). 250g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Paris intense (Frontispiz). Zinkographie. 1893.

      - 21,9 : 31,5 cm auf Simili-Japan 32,7 : 48 cm. Vallotton / Goerg 45 c (von f). - Einer von wenigen unnumerierten Abzügen vor der numerierten Auflage auf Simili-Japanpapier. - Das Eröffnungsblatt der die "Physiologie" der Strasse darstellenden Folge von sieben Zinklithographien, die von 1893-1894 bei L. Joly in Paris verlegt wurde. Die Auflage erschien in ca. 100 numerierten Exemplaren. - „Betrachten wir das Titelblatt zu der Folge "PARIS INTENSE", so stehen wir vor einer vollendeten Einheit." (J.Otto Kehrli in "Typographie und Kunst", Bern 1945, S. 68/69).

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Headwaters of the Mississippi; comprising biographical sketches of early and recent explorers of the great river, and a full account of the discovery and location of the true source in a lake beyond Itasca

      Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company. 1893. First. First edition. Front hinge restored, old price on the front pastedown, a sound, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Dr. A. Munsell, As a memento of our exploratory journey to the headwaters of the Mississippi during the Summer of 1891, With best wishes of The Author. Cincinnati, Ohio. May 10, 1893." The recipient, Dr. Alexander John M. Munsell, is pictured in the text and is described by the author as "of Dubuque, Iowa, is a native of Kentucky, a man of mature years, the editor and proprietor of the Dubuque Trade Journal, and a gentleman of comprehensive literary attainments." .

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        La Famille Cardinal. Illustrations de Charles Léandre.

      Émile Testard (Charles Herissey),, Paris (Évreux), 1893 - In-8° (255x170mm), pp. 197, (7), bella legatura in p. marocchino marrone firmata dai celebri legatori belgi Charles De Samblanx e Jacques Weckesser risalente ai primi decenni del XX secolo; titolo in oro e fregi floreali policromi su dorso a 4 nervi. Unghie decorate, dentelle interne dorate, risguardi marmorizzati. Taglio di testa dorato. 17 acqueforti e culs-de-lampe incisi all'acquaforte da Louis Müller da invenzione di Charles Léandre e 29 incisioni xilografiche intercalate n.t. di Léveillé e Ruffe, egualmente da disegni di Léandre. Ottimo esemplare con conservata la brossura originale con vignetta incisa all'acquaforte. Raffinata edizione elegantemente illustrata dal Léandre di questo romanzo di Halévy (Parigi, 1834-ivi, 1908), scrittore e Accademico di Francia. Charles Lucien Léandre (Orne, 1862-Parigi, 1930), pittore, disegnatore e caricaturista, famoso per le sue rappresentazioni umoristiche pubblicate su importanti giornali quali Le Rire e Le Figaro. Carteret, Trésor du Bibliophile, IV, p. 197: "Édition recherchée". Talvart & Place, IV, p. 9. Deman, p. 299. Sul Léandre, Bénézit, VI, p. 500. Delteil, 357. In-8° (255x170mm), pp. 197, (7), belle reliure en plein maroquin marron du début de XX siècle signé par les célèbres relieurs belges Charles De Samblanx et Jacques Weckesser. Titre doré et frises en polychromie sur dos à 4 nerfs. 17 eaux-fortes et culs-de-lampe également gravés a l'eau-forte par Louis Müller d'après Charles Léandre et 29 gravures sur bois dans le texte par Léveillé e Ruffe d'après Léandre. Très bel exemplaire avec brochure originale conservé. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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      London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly 1893 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 60% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Translated, with the sanction and approval of the author by D. Forbes Campbell and John Stebbing, 36 steel plates all in 12 volumes. Contemporary 3/4 tan calf with linen boards, marbled endpapers and top edge gilt, Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration. Small p o's label on inside front cover of each book. As always, more wear on vol 1 than the others, a few scratches, a little dirt but still in very good condition. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
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        A Narrative of Further Excavations at Zimbabye (Mashonaland)

      George Philip and Son, London 1893 - Sound ex-library copy in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on front. Usual library markings plus a presentation sticker on front paste-down. Binding is tight. xiii plus 43pp with illustrations and plans. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arty Bees Books]
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        The Illustrated London News: 1893 Vol. I. January to June

      1893 - Very large HB in original blue cloth spine, which has gilt title and brown marbled boards and original endpapers. Minor wear to outer with no inscriptions but prev owner bookplate on FEP and occasional stamp of 'Mount Dore of Bournemouth' (which was originally a hotel and then the Town Hall). Still very tight with all pages present, clean and bright. Fully ill. in b/w throughout (some fold-outs) plus 1p. colour supplement 'Notes by a Globetrotter in Rome'. (31 x 41cm) **Very heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de Roumanie a Sinaia.

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893. - Folio (295 x 364 mm). (8), 93, (7) pp. With 38 (9 full-page) woodcuts in the text and 27 etched plates on China paper. Splendid original blue cloth binding; spine and front cover richly giltstamped; oval view of Peles Castle on front cover. All edges red. Perfect copy inscribed by the Romanian King Carol I for Marie Therese of Austria-Este (1849-1919) with her autogr. ownership note on the front endpaper: "Erhalten vom Könige Karl von Rumänien. Pelesch, Montag, 9. 8. 1909. Marie Therese". Ultimately, removed from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. - Construction of Peles Castle commenced in 1873 under the Viennese architect Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer; after 1876 Doderer's assistant Johannes Schultz took over and changed the original plans. The building was inaugurated on 7 October 1883. Between 1893 and 1914, the Czech architect Karel Liman was commissioned to build the main tower. The castle served as the summer residence of the Romanian royal family until the death of King Carol in 1914. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice.

      1893 - 1893 Edition of Peru's Civil Code with Important Annotations [Peru]. Lama, Miguel Antonio de la [b. 1839], Editor and Annotator. Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice de Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones, Ordenes, Reglamentos, Instrucciones, Circulares y Ejecutorias Hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1892. Lima: Editado por la Imprenta Gil, 1893. 560, [2] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, rear hinge starting, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text. Lama's inkstamp to verso of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Established in 1852, Peru's civil code draws on the Code Napoleon and Castilian law that existed during the nation's colonial period. Lama was a leading Peruvian jurist. His highly regarded notes in Codigo Civil include the latest legislation, digested court decisions, treaty provisions and related laws and decrees. This work went through six editions by 1928, the final three by later editors. All are scarce in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1893 edition (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S.

      Chapman & Hall, London 1893 - with numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps. In two volumes. 8vo.,[xxiii] 606, [viii] 664pp., quarter calf, recent reback, red morocco ornate spine with gilt panels, dentelles and title, red cloth boards, title page in red and black, previous owner`s inscription on prelim., otherwise good clean copy, fine binding. A biography of the life of the explorer, consul, and translator of the Arabian Nights taken from his private journals by his wife. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celsus Books]
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        The Poems of William Shakespeare,

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Printed After the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint. Octavo. Original limp vellum by Leighton of London, titles to spine gilt, blue silk ties. Printed in black and red. Spine a little dust-soiled, ties torn away at ends, a very good copy. First Kelmscott edition, one of only 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Charing Cross to St. Paul's

      London: Seeley and Co., 1893. Notes by Justin McCarthy and vignettes by Joseph Pennell. Octavo. Original maroon cloth, panel blocking in blind to boards, front board decorated and letterd in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, 39 engraved illustrations including frontispiece. 6pp publisher's catalogue at end. Bookplate of Thomas Fisher Unwin. Some very minor shelf wear, head and tail of spine slightly bumped, mark at tail of spine from removal of label, very minor foxing to initial pages and some light browning in margins. First edition, presentation copy from the artist to the publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin, with the gift inscription in Pennell's distinctive autograph: "Mr Thomas Fisher Unwin his book which Jo Pennell gave him, November 92"; and with the recipient's bookplate. Unwin seems to have been a great admirer of Pennell's work, on his death leaving his collection of books by Pennell to the Reform Club.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GAIN BY LOSS

      D.Lothrop Co., Boston 1893 - TITLE: GAIN BY LOSS or THE GARMENT OF PRAISE 1893 ROSE PORTER AUTHOR: ROSE PORTER PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: D. Lothrop Co., Boston 1893 EDITION: Reprint Edition Assumed with 1891 on the copyright page and 1893 on the title page CATEGORY: Religion BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is in fair plus condition with the bottom front hinge area having a minor bleach like look to the cloth (see photo). There is a spot near the top of the front endpaper. There is writing from a previous owner on the front endpaper. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 ½ x 6 (approximately) PAGES: 76 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Reprint Edition Assumed. D. Lothrop Co., Boston 1893. Fair/None dust jacket condition "PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS" THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK BY ROSE PORTER FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!! SUPER RARE BOOK BY ROSE PORTER!!!! InvCode ZU69 ViewFair Books : [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Trophées

      Paris. Lemerre 1893 - In 8, ( 4 ff;), 215 pp; titre imprimé en noir et rouge. Demi maroquin tête de négre, à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons orné d' un fleurons avec double filet périphérique à chaud, double filet sur les plats, tête doré. Non rogné, couverture et dos consevés Ex libris. Reliure de l' époque. Bel exemplaire avec la faute non corrigée page 196. Edition originale de ce receuil.( Vicaire IV- 72 ). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Trophees

      Paris, Chez Alphonse Lemerre,, 1893. Octavo. Finely bound preserving the original wrappers and backstrip in modern 3/4 red morocco, marbled paper boards and endpapers, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Some offsetting to two pages presumably from an old clipping, wrappers just a little rubbed but a fine copy. First published edition, preceded by a printing of just 10 copies which were never intended to be for sale. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the half title page, "A Felix Jeantet Sympathiquement J-M. de Heredia". Jeantet was a writer and translator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ORIGINAL watercolor of Barbadoe's Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland, signed "G. Ross 1893"

      Kilmarnock, 1893 - A very early work by Ross, then age 20, done in Scotland before his removal to the United States. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York.He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market 21 x 14-1/2 inches. On verso is written in Ross's hand the title and "painted by Gordon Ross, St. Andrew's House, Kilmarnock." Also pasted on the verso is a page from the book Rambles Through Kilmarnock, reprinting a poem that evidently inspired Ross's work: "A wild, weird look has the 'Lady's Walk', / And the trees are stripped and old.". Unframed, on board; some wear and minor repair to corners or margins, overall very good

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Suez-Cide!! Or, How Miss Britannia Bought a Dirty Puddle and Lost Her Sugar-Plums

      London: John Snow, 1876 [but 1893] - Forgery facsimile of the first edition (misspelling at p. 8 line 11). 12mo. 20 pp. Magenta wrappers, printed in black on front. Some toning of wrapers at edges, else fine. Sadleir 1316 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Compnay. 1893. First. First edition. 12mo. 274pp., illustrated with diagrams. Blue cloth gilt, illustrated on the front board with an image of a football player. Two small contemporary owner's name stamps, modest rubbing and tiny tears at the spine ends, a handsome, near fine copy. One of the scarcest, earliest, and most important books on the game of American Football. This copy Signed, "With compliments, H.L. Williams. Nov. 1, 1893," on the front fly, and Signed by Stagg on the titlepage: "Amos Alonzo Stagg". Very scarce, and especially so signed by both of the authors, including Stagg, largely credited with the invention of American football. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Bambou. Periodique illustre. Collection Guillaume.

      Paris: Dentu. 1893 - 6 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. Half crushed Morocco with finely gilt spines around red onlays incorporating mythological dolphins. Gilt top edge. This interesting periodical is finely illustrated througout and contains contributions from many of the greatest authors of the day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Les Sonnets du Docteur. Troisième édition.

      P., Chez la plupart des Libraires, (Dijon, impr. Darantière) 1893, 1 vol. in-8 (225 x 165) relié 1/2 maroquin poli vieux rose à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et date dorés au dos, tête dorée, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, (reliure signée de Strobbants), de 70 pp. Parfait état, le cuir d'une couleur délicate n'ayant subit aucune insolation. - 3 eaux-fortes de Félicien Rops, dont une sur la couverture ; et un fac-similé (lettre de Monselet), imp. sur papier de chine. Texte encadré d'un filet rouge. Tiré à 500 exemplaires. Troisième édition, les deux précédentes étant parues en 1884 et 1888. Il s'agit de la première édition comportant l'eau-forte de Rops en couverture, les deux éditions précédentes possedant une couverture imprimée. Nous joignons à notre exemplaire la facture de Strobbants pour la reliure, datée du 13 mars 1925 (pour l'anecdote, l'adresse de Strobbants est celle de l'actuel bureau du Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (S.L.A.M.), 4 rue Gît-le-Coeur, Paris VIe). [Vicaire II - 39 ; Exsteens, L'oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié de Félicien Rops III - 502 pour l'eau-forte de couverture].

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        MAUD. A melodrama

      Kelmscott Press,Hammersmith,London.,1893. LIMITED EDITION.8vo.(8.3 x 5.8 inches).One of 500 copies on paper.Printed in black and red.The woodcut borders were specially designed for this book,the first of the Kelmscott octavo books with a woodcut title.Original limp vellum by J. and J. Leighton of London,spine lettered in gilt.Brown silk ties,damaged at ends,vellum a little darkened.Overall a very good copy of this beautiful book.:wph.

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        Friedr. Krupp Essen an der Ruhr. Mappe mit 42 Tafeln (4 Diagramme und Pläne, 38 Ansichten in Lichtdrucken nach Photographien).

      Essen ohne Jahr (um 1893). - 31,6 x 39,1 cm. Titelblatt und 42 Tafeln Photographien vom Atelier der Gussstahlfabrik von Friedrich Krupp, Essen. Lichtdrucke von der Hofkunstanstalt J. Schober, Karlsruhe. Die Tafeln zeigen: Zunahme des Krupp'schen Grund-Eigenthums und Gebäude-Eigenthums von 1821 bis 1891 (2); Umgegend von Essen; Übersichtskarte der Gussstahlfabrik und der Stadt Essen; Kanonenwerkstatt 1892 (7); Ausstellungsraum; mech. Werkstatt (6); Kanonen-Werkstatt; Johannes-Hütte bei Duisburg-Hochfeld 1881; Hermannshütte bei Neuwied 1892; Pressbau 1892 (4); Schmelzbau 1892; Satzachsendreherei 1892; Geschoss-Dreherei 1892; Zünderwerkstatt; Laffettenwerkstatt 1892; Vierwinde bei Bendorf 1892; Luise bei Horhausen 1892; Mühlhofener Hütte bei Engers 1892; Kohlenzeche Hannover II 1892; Sälzer und Neuack bei Essen 1892; Telescop-Gasometer 1892; Im Südviertel 1892; Walzenlager Südviertel 1892; Schiessplatz bei Meppen 1892; offener und gedeckter Schiessstand in der Fabrik in Essen 1892 (2); das Ruhrthal mit der Villa Hügel 1883. lose in Original-Halbledermappe. Mappe etwas angestaubt, Kanten teils etwas berieben, Titelblatt ein wenig gebräunt und fingerfleckig, Tafeln tadellos.

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        The Works, edited by George Saintsbury.

      - 12 vols., 8vo., frontis. & illustrations in each volume, titles in red and black, a fine set in a handsome binding by Riviere of full straight-grained green morocco, spines gilt in compartments, boards ruled in gilt. London, Dent, 1893. A handsome set, number 56 of only 250 copies - 150 for sale in Britain and 100 for sale in America. With the elaborate bookplate of Alfred Beit (1853-1906) the leading figure in the development of the diamond and gold mines in late nineteenth-century South Africa and a friend and supporter of Cecil Rhodes. Beit retired to England in 1888 into a house called 'Tewin Water' near Welwyn, the house being the centre piece of the bookplate. A second elaborate bookplate is of Sir Otto Beit, Alfred's brother, who also was a friend and colleague of Cecil Rhodes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to Bontúku in the Interior of West Africa

      [London: Royal Geographical Society,, 1893]. [Royal Geographical Society Supplementary Papers.] Octavo (240 × 150 mm). Contemporary tan wrappers, typed paper label to upper wrapper. Engravings throughout, colour folding map. Wrappers tanned and lightly rubbed and creased, small chip from lower corner. An excellent copy. Offprint from the Supplementary Papers of the Royal Geographical Society, volume III, 1893, pp. 119–144, with a separately printed title page. The author's first published work. Freeman (1862–1943) was colonial service surgeon serving in the Gold Coast colony. This pamphlet relates an expedition into west Africa undertaken in 1888, describing the geography, wildlife, vegetation, and local communities. In 1891, after serving in Africa for four years, Freeman contracted black water fever and was invalided home. His persistent ill-health precluded running a medical practice, so he worked as a writer, becoming well-known for his detective novels.

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      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d.. [1893]. Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-190,. late nineteenth century three quarter brown leather and cloth.. Rebound in three-quarter leather without the paper wrappers, shallow. chipping to leather at head and tail of spine panel, corner tips a. bit worn, outer joints rubbed and repaired, internally a clean, very. good copy. Rare. (#79732). First edition. Published in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter. "Science fiction story of a space flight to the planet Platonista, a small, previously undiscovered, world closer to Earth than Mars, encountered accidentally after the hazardous navigation of a meteor shower. The inhabitants are human, scientifically advanced, and the planet has some curious properties, of which the oddest is that its atmosphere slows light down so that the Platonian astronomers viewing Earth see it as it was 100 years earlier." - Locke, Voyages in Space 129. "An unknown, small planet nearer than Mars. Its capital is Campanella. Private enterprise but protected by state. Stress on gradual reform." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 98-9. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 139. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Not in Lewis or Negley.

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        Cours d'analyse de l'Ecole de polytechnique. Tome I: Calcul Differentiel; Tome II: Calcul Integral; Tome III: Calcul Integral, Equations Differentielles.

      Gauthier Villars, Paris, France 1893-1896.. Deuxieme Edition, entierement, refondue, 3 Bände, 542 S. - 627 S. - 612 S. mit Abbildungen, 8°, maroriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Papier-Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,.

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        Petites scènes familières pour piano

      1893 - Livre épuisé In-4, 19 partitions en feuilles, sous couverture illustrée, chemise en demi-chagrin noir, décor musical formé de collages ornant les plats, étui, 62 pp. Les quinze partitions des "Petites scènes parisiennes" sont suivies de quatre pièces humoristiques intitulées "La fête au village". Claude Terrasse était le beau-frère de Pierre Bonnard. Ils collaborèrent à de nombreuses reprises, notamment avec Alfred Jarry dans le cadre du "Répertoire des Pantins". Condition : Edition originale. La couverture et chacune des dix-neuf partitions sont illustrées par une lithographie de Pierre Bonnard. Tiré à petit nombre, sans justification. Couverture habilement restaurée, partitions en parfait état. Superbe illustration en noir. 620g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Macmillan & Co. 1893 - Unpublished ALS to "Dear Sir" written on handmade paper from 30 Torrington Square & dated "25. 1894" (CGR omits the month). One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 35 words, signed "Christina G. Rossetti." The ALS is expertly tipped into a brilliant copy of her 1893 "Goblin Market" (London: Macmillan & Co.), in publisher's green linen w/elaborate gilt title & design by Laurence Housman to covers & spine, a.e.g., [iv] [66] pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage illus. & numerous others by Housman. Apparently the addressee had sent a gift to Christina, & she sent this book w/covering letter to him as a token of her appreciation. ALS Fine; binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine (tissue-guard browned). Not in Harrison. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Morte D'Arthur. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur With the Dolorous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All (Two Volumes)

      London: J.M. Dent, 1893. First limited edition thus. Half Morocco over Marbled Boards. Very Good. One of 1,800 copies that made up the original issue of this classic version of Morte D'Arthur. 4to. xc, 990 pp. Joints rubbed, with repairs in each volume. Some wear to red morocco besides. A tad of darkening to the spines. Still a handsome binding. The pages are age toned.

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        The Waverley Novels

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat,, 1893-4. With Introductory Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang. 48 volumes, octavo (225 × 145 mm). Finely bound in scarlet half morocco, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled sides with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispieces, vignette title pages printed on japon paper, and illustrated plates. Bookplate and ownership stamp of Frederick E. Reed to each volume. Very mild cockling to some leaves but still superb set in excellent condition. Edition de Grand Luxe of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels, number 352 of 500 super-deluxe sets. Estes and Lauriat also issued an "edition de luxe" of 1,000 sets, though this is the far grander and more limited edition, presented here as a magnificently bound library set. Though the bookplates in this set are numbered, sequentially, vols. 16-63 (presumably because Frederick E. Reed had 15 other volumes, not included here, of Scott's poems and works from different editions bound with these Waverley Novels a single library set), this set nonetheless constitutes Estes & Lauriat's Edition de Grand Luxe of Scott's Waverley Novels, complete as issued.

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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 Details are Drawn to Uniform Scales; 4 vols. With Notes Historical and Explanatory of the Plates

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1893 - Four volume set. First editions, 1893. Small folios, leather-backed boards, unpaginated but each vol. contains 100 plates, heavily illustrated, clean unmarked texts, Very Good ex-library copies with minor marks (bookplates, labels affixed to the spine of each vol., etc.), light soiling or foxing to some pages of the books, some discoloration to the covers too, light wear to the covers including rubbing to the leather, no dust jackets. Uncommon set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Le petit chien de la Marquise.

      L. Conquet, Paris 1893 - In-12 ( 180x120 mm ) demi maroquin vieux rouge à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés d'un filet perlé doré. Titre doré. Caissons richement ornés de petits fers mosaïqués. Filets pleins et perlés dorés en tête et queue. Date dorée en queue. Filets dorés sur les plats. Tête dorée.Reliure signée Victor CHAMPS.Couvertures illustrées en couleurs et dos conservés.67 pages.Ouvrage illustré de 21 dessins par Louis Morin.Praface par Maurice Tourneux.Exemplaire n° 376, un des 500 sur papier vélin teinté.Bel exemplaire malgré les mors et coins légèrement frottés. Illustrés. Champs.

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      - Barcelona, 1893. Edit. Montaner y Simon. Colección Historia General Del Arte. 2 tomos, obra completa. Holandesa piel editorial, tela pintada a varios colores. Lomo decorado con nervios, hierros con dorados. T.1 130 pp. Con 12 láminas al cromo pertenecen a la obra H.Arte, T. 6 y 7. T. 2 171 pp. Más 120 láminas al cromo. Ilust. Con 123 figuras intercaladas en el texto. MODA

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        Muster orientalischer Gewebe und Druckstoffe: vierzig Tafeln mit 212 Mustern in feinstem Lichtdruck (Oriental Designs of Woven and Printed Textiles)

      Verlag der Kunstanstalt Stengel & Co. (1893), Dresden - 12.75 x 19 (49 cm) Portfolio with a torn flap otherwise in Good; Illustrated by 29 collotype plates; GWO 2438. Catalog of 16th-18th century Islamic silk rugs, woven silk textiles, velvets, printed cottons and "Polish" sashes from Turkey, India and Iran. At head of title and of each plate: Kunstgewerbe-Museum zu Dresden. Missing plates 8, 10, 17, 18, 25, 27-29, 31, 35, 36. [CSROT 4123].; 10; [2] pp.

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        A Study in Scarlet

      London: Ward, Lock and Bowden, 1893. Third Edition, Fifth Printing. In Very Good condition. Pages are unmarked. Tissue guard at frontis is a bit wrinkled. Front and rear hinges lightly exposed. Slight lean to spine with spine cloth darkened. Spine chipped at head and worn at ends. Slight soiling to cloth, but boards remain bright. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Identification Anthropometrique. Instructions Signalétiques. Nouvelle Édition, entièrement refondue et considérablement augmentée

      Melun: Imprimerie Administrative, 1893 - Octavo (247 × 161 mm). Contemporary blue quarter cloth on marbled boards, tan morocco label to the spine. A little rubbed, hinges slightly cracked, light browning, but nonetheless a very good copy. Line-drawn frontispiece and 51 similar plates, 30 photogravure plates, 2 folding tables, folding photogravure plate of "Nuances de l'Iris humain," illustrations and diagrams to the text. First published in 1886, this edition represents Bertillon's final statement of the technique of Bertillonage or forensic anthropometry. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "hommage de haute estime", to Monsieur Cruppi. Jean Cruppi (1855-1933), was a prominent French politician who served as a député for 25 years: Bertillon here addresses him as "avocat général à la Cour de Cassation". He held various ministerial posts, including education (1907), commerce and industry (1908), foreign affairs (1911), and from June 1911 to January 1912 he was minister of justice. Gernsheim explains the significance of this work in terms of the history of photography and also of the development of scientific method in detection: "In France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Denmark an anthropometrical system consisting of measuring certain bones which do not alter after maturity was adopted in the early 1880s. Alphonse Bertillon, a Parisian police officer, in 1880 devised this method for identification by measuring the length and width of the head, the length of the middle and little fingers of the left hand, of the left foot and forearm, and the height of the body. Examination of 50,000 people showed that no two had the same measurements. By the Bertillon method, photographs were divided into three classes according to height - tall, medium, or short - and each of these classes was subdivided again and again according to the other measurements. The measurements of an arrested person were given priority over comparison of photographs, thus avoiding mistaken identity due to strong chance resemblance - or a false name which prisoners frequently give" (The History of Photography). Bertillon's successes led to the system's rapid adoption in Britain and America, but flaws began to emerge, and the successful use of finger-printing signalled the end for Bertillonage. However, his work was without doubt the first fully-developed scientific system used by police to identify criminals. Bertillon standardized the mug-shot, and also created many other forensic techniques, including forensic document examination; the use of galvanoplastic compounds to preserve footprints; comparative ballistics; and the dynamometer, used to determine the degree of force used in breaking and entering. His work was viewed with approval by no less an authority than Sherlock Holmes, who in "The Naval Treaty" expressed "his enthusiastic admiration of the French savant". In The Hound of the Baskervilles Holmes is "just a little" put out to be considered second best to Bertillon, snappishly suggesting that Dr Mortimer had "better consult him" if he considers Bertillon his superior. Uncommon, particularly so signed, and with such an excellent association. Garrison-Morton 181 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. Signed.

      Charles L. Webster and Co., New York 1893 - Carman, Bliss. LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. New York: Webster, 1893.First Edition of poet Bliss Carman's first authorized book and his most celebrated collection of verse, the title poem issued four-years previously by Copp Clark, Inscribed by him to first cousin, Canadian poet, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper. "No, neither Boardman, no Corrigan, but C.G., my first, "First Edition" Bliss Carman." Small 8vo. 120 pp. An essentially near fine mildly faded example in the publisher's delicate plum cloth, gilt titles to the spine, tasteful bookplate of Joseph E. Corrigan to the front pastedown, neat name (Mary) Boardman to the front free endpaper. With the Bliss Carman Memorial Fireplace pamphlet and postcard laid-in. A few pages with very light pencil appreciations in an unknown hand. Exceptional association copy. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets". $3500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Study in Scarlet

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1893., 1893. First US Illustrated Edition. Publisher's original red cloth spine with titles in gilt, beige cloth boards with titles in red to upper; top edge gilt. With 12 black and white plates. An unusually clean and bright copy. Scarce thus. De Waal, 423.

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        PARIS-PHOTOGRAPHE, revue mensuelle illustrée de la photographie et de ses applications aux arts, aux sciences et à l'industrie. Troisième année complète soit 12 numéros.

      Office général de Photographie 1893 - - Office général de Photographie, Paris Janvier-Décembre 1893, 18,5x27cm, 12 fascicules brochés. - Edition originale. Troisième année complète en 12 numéros de cette rarissime revue savante fondée et dirigée par Paul Nadar. Chaque exemplaire comporte au moins deux hors texte dont une planche de clichés photographiques de Nadar et une photographie souvent reproduite en héliogravure. Contribution de P. Nadar, A. et L. Lumière, A. Marey, G. Geffroy, J. Grand-Carteret, J. Demarçay, Davison, S. Ferrand, H. Fourtier, C. Gravier, A. Guerronnan, Ponton d'Amécourt, H. Reeb, L. Vidal, J. Waterhouse. Parmi les nombreux sujets traités, on trouvera la chronophotographie, l'obtention des couleurs, ciels en photographie, Le pélerinage de la Mecque (très belle héliogravure hors texte de la cérémonie du grand çalat). « Nous pensons faire oeuvre de progrès en intéressant encore davantage le public à cette découverte toute française de la Photographie. ». Ainsi, Paul Nadar achevait-il son introduction en guise de présentation de cette précieuse revue, contenant un cliché du célèbre photographe par numéro. A l'origine de la création de Paris-photographe, P. Nadar explique l'inexistence d'une luxueuse revue de photographie en France, contrairement aux magnifiques publications étrangères. Quelques rares et infimes mouillures marginales et petites déchirures sans gravité, sinon très beaux exemplaires non coupés formant un ensemble d'une insigne rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jane Annie, or The Good Conduct Prize

      Chappell & Co, London 1893 - Paperback. This is a very scarce item with an interesting history. J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) met early in their writing careers when they both wrote for the magazine The Idler. They were both Scottish and passionate about cricket, and they became great friends. Their odd collaboration in writing this operetta came about because Barrie had agreed to write the libretto. He became ill, however, perhaps suffering a nervous breakdown, and his friend Doyle came to his rescue by collaborating with him on the work. Despite their efforts, the operetta was a failure, which apparently bothered them very little. In the original printed wrappers. This is very nice copy of this uncommon work, particularly in this condition. This is a variant issue of this unusual collaboration. Housed in slipcase with the bookplates of Lord Ezher and Clark Hunter. LIT/100709. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jane Annie; of, the Good Conduct Prize. A new and original English Comic Opera

      Chappell & Co., London 1893 - Octavo. Paper Softcover, 1893. Fourth Series. Ex-library with the usual treatments. 52pp. Toned panels with fading lettering are detached, heavily chipped along extremities, fading advertisements on versos. Consists of three, intact, signatures bound by two, slightly loose, silk string cords. Pages are clean and free of reader's markings. Several preliminary and terminal leaves have very minor chips or dog-earred bottom corners. Overall, handles well. Pamphlet is protected by scratched, emerald green slipcase (see photos). J.M. Barrie, best known for Peter Pan, and Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for Sherlock Holmes, collaborated on this piece, which featured musical composition by Ernest Ford. Jane Annie premiered in London, where it was considered a "flop," but also toured through Bradford, Newcastle, Manchester, and Birmingham, where it was better received but still criticized. [Green and Gibson, C4]

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        Robert Browning

      [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893] - 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 One of 400. 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Photogravure after portrait from life by Cameron. Fine. Truthful Lens 29 ("highly professional illustrations")

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        The Badminton Library of Sport and Pastimes: Golf. Edited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, assisted by Alfred E. T. Watson.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893 - Octavo (185 × 135 mm). Contemporary green half calf, titles to spine gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Bookplate of the Carolands Chateau in California. Spine and corners faded, binding lightly rubbed at corners, spotting to edges and occasionally to the contents, which are toned. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Sixth edition, revised.

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        The Book hunter in Paris: Studies Among the Bookstalls and the Quays

      Elliot Stock, London 1893 - Book in Very good condition with gilded top edge and untrimmed fore and bottom edges. Book is quarter bound in original leather over green cloth boards. Corner slightly bumped and slightly worn. Spine lettering is gilded and in VG condition, except where publisher is noted, which is readable by chipped. An excellent copy of a 120 year old classic. Internally unmarked and still tight. may be signed on page xxv. I really can't tell. it may be printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [One Hundred Chrysanthemums]

      Kyoto: Tanaka Jihei & Yamada Naosaburo, July & December 1893., 1893. 2 Volumes. small folio. [ff. 27; ff. 27]. text in Japanese. calligraphy by Yusaku. 50 colour woodblock prints of chrysanthemums by Hasegawa (4 double-page, some with added hand-colour). original wrs. (wrs. with some light soiling & slight chipping at inner edges). The colour woodblocks present a beautiful display of fifty different varieties of chrysanthemums, Japan?s national flower. Originating in China, the chrysanthemum was introduced into Japan around the 8th century A.D., and the sixteen-petaled chrysanthemum was adopted for the crest and official seal of the Emperor. The Imperial throne of Japan is referred to as the ?Chrysanthemum Throne?. Regarded as a symbol of the sun, perfection, and long life, the chrysanthemum is celebrated by the Japanese during the annual Festival of Happiness held in November. We have been unable to determine whether or not further volumes of the work were published..

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