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        Ruiner af Klippboningar i Mesa Verde's Canons. (The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde).

      Stockholm, Norstedt & Söners, 1893.. Folio. 3 Bll., 193, IV S. Mit 5 lithogr. Tafeln, 9 Tafeln in Photogravur, 3 Lichtdrucktafeln, 1 lithogr. Karten und 159 Textillustrationen. Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe der ausführlichen Beschreibung der Felsenwohnungen von Mesa Verde (Colorado). - Vorsätze fehlen, wenige Blatt im unteren Rand etwas gebräunt, Rücken leicht aufgehellt und leicht berieben, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Atlas des plantes de France utiles, nuisibles et ornementales.

      P. Klincksieck 1893 - 367 + 400pp. Bon Etat. 3 vol. rel. demi chagrin noir, à coins, dos à nerfs, légères épidermures, int. frais. 400 planches coloriées représentant 450 plantes communes + un texte explicatif des propriétés des plantes, de leurs usages et applications en médecine agriculture horticulture dans l'industrie, l'économie domestique. Complément de la Nouvelle flore de MM. Bonnier et De Layens.   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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      G. P. Putnam's Sons (1893), New York - Original buckram with printed paper label on spine; xiv, 472 pages. The Presidential Edition; illustrated with a frontispiece plate and drawings at the chapter heads and tails. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author as President on the front free endpaper: "To/Master Roger Shaw/from a fellow lover of nature/Theodore Roosevelt/June 15th 1908." Tipped to the front pastedown is a 1908 a TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from a Secretary to the President, on White House stationery, enclosing this book. Tipped to the rear pastedown is a 1939 TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from Eleanor Roosevelt (addressed to the same recipient) on White House stationery giving thanks for sympathy expressed over the death of Roosevelt's nephew. Teddy Roosevelt's inscription is blotchy, particularly the word "Theodore," but is still quite attractive. Front hinge is cracked but tight; the spine label is tanned and scuffed with mild soiling to the covers. Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN: A Play About a Good Woman

      London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane. 1893. First edition. Beautifully bound for Asprey in full red morocco with gilt titles and two raised bands to the spine. Leaf designs after Charles Ricketts in gilt to the spine and both boards. All edges gilt. Publisher's catalogue dated September 1893 to the rear. A fine copy. 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        In Arctic Seas. The Voyage of the "Kite" with the Peary Expedition together with a Transcript of the Log of the "Kite". Illustrated with Maps, Portraits, and Photographic Views.

      London, Gay and Bird, 1893. VII + (1) + 524 s. Frontplansje. Illustrert. Billedplansjer. Karter. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ex libris på forsats. Gammel biblioteksstempel i blindpreg på tittelbl. og frontplansje

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Everybody's Book of Correct Conduct,

      London - Saxon and Co, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An amusing little book of Victorian etiquette, detailing correct and incorrect ways to behave in given situations. With many interesting advertisements to front and rear. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight bumping and rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-1869

      Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1893. 4th Edition Printing Unknown. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Ex Libris with an attractive bookplate, on the front paste-down, of Robert Ellis Cunliffe. This is the 4th edition bound by Zaehnsdorf in the distinctive snowflake pattern boards. The book is inscribed: "With kind regards from the Author, Feb 1911". I have no provenance regarding the authenticity of the inscription. The volume has been in my possession for many years and was purchased by me from the shop of a professional dealer. I have had correspondence with someone who owned examples of Whymper's handwriting and he was of the opinion that the words"... with kind regards from..." are not in Whymper's hand, nor that of his wife's, but that the words "... the Author, Feb 1911" are most likely Whymper's. I have checked other examples found on the web and tend to agree with this conclusion. The book is tightly bound and clean throughout except for the end papers which are a little browned. All maps are present and are clean and bright and untorn apart from one which has a four inch tear along a crease (see image). The boards are a little grubby but with only superficial marks. The spine is faded with wear along the bottom edge. The leather label is marked and chipped and lifting along the edge but is still clearly legible (see image).

      [Bookseller: Mountain Lakes Books]
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      Original Manuscript. [1893]. Autograph manuscript. Black ink, four folded foolscap paper sheets. Author illustrated capital letter at the beginning, signed in full at the end. With the author's note to upper margin of page one ?"return ms to author RK?". In good condition with some staining to the margins and top left corner of each page. Housed in full blue morocco gilt solander box which in turn slips into a stunning full red morocco gilt book form slipcase. The author's original manuscript of this amusing story, first published on the 4th June 1893 in the San Francisco Examiner and in the June 1893 UK and US issues of The Idler Magazine. The story is collected in the Burwash Edition and Sussex Edition of Kipling's works.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Twentieth Door

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

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        [19th century Photographs of the American West]

      n.p. (ca. 1880s-1890s). Not bound. Overall quite good but some creasing, tears, fading, a few remounted. Size varies from 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches to 13 x 10 inches. 42 albumen and silver prints, mounted on large card stock, some tipped in, some remounted. Images of San Francisco, Yosemite, Pikes Peak, Grand Canyon as well as the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, some captioned in plate or in manuscript.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Schoolatlas Kaart der Zvid Afrikaansche Republiek Met Eene Kaart van Swazieland, Vervaardigd naar Jeppe's Laatste Kaart van de Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. Met Aanduiding der Wegen Voor het Postverkeer Pretoria

      Published 1893. Publisher's original ivory white thick card wrap covers, green cloth spine. Landscape 8½'' x 11¼''. Contains index of maps followed by one large fold-out colour map of Z. A. Republiek, followed by 15 single-sided colour maps. Crease line to the top front corner, covers a little soiled and scuffed, fold-out map with one small tear to the inner gutter, one map with a couple of notes to the margins, name dated 1897 to the front free end paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        ALMANACH DE GOTHA. Annuaire généalogique, diplomatique et statistique. 1893-1914.

      Justus Perthes, Gotha - Testi francesi. Disponiamo di una cospicua raccolta, con volumetti sfusi dal 1839 al 1914. I volumi fino al 1870 sono in formato cm.10,5x7. Disponibili: 1839 (coperta staccata), 1840 (in tedesco, con il titolo "Gothalischer genealogischer Hof-Kalender"), 1842 (manca il dorso), 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870. Con il 1871 viene assunta la tradizionale veste tipografica in tela rossa con titoli e fregi in oro alla coperta, in formato cm.12,5x8,5: disponibili le annate 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897. Con il 1900 viene assunto un formato leggermente più grande, cm.14,5x10,2: disponibili le annate 1910, 1914. Con incisioni e fototipie fuori testo. I volumi non sono in perfette condizioni: spesso presentano legature allentate o scollate e generali tracce d'uso. Ampia raccolta del celebre almanacco genealogico delle case regnanti e delle principali famiglie aristocratiche europee, che iniziò le pubblicazioni nel 1763. 26000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South Australia. Journal of the Elder Exploring Expedition, 1891

      Adelaide: Government Printer, 1893. Folio, 78 pp., with two large folding maps each measuring 720 x 1530 mm., very good in recent black cloth. Enormous geological chart of the central desert. First published report of the Elder Scientific Expedition of 1891, complete with the two magnificent lithographic maps of the central desert on the border of Western and South Australia.The expedition was privately funded by Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier bankrolled the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles. It was led by surveyor general David Lindsay, a celebrated explorer of the Northern Territory. Lindsay took charge of the Elder Scientific Expedition with the stated intention of exploring the unknown interior of Western Australia between the routes laid out by Forrest in 1874 and Giles in 1875 'for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia'. The expedition travelled 2,745 miles through unexplored country, mapping 80,000 square miles. Sadly, the men were besieged by internal conflict and all but one member of the scientific team resigned. This marked an abrupt end to Lindsay's career as an explorer.This report, published by order of the South Australian parliament, predates the first public edition printed by C. E. Bristow. The two maps are splendid indeed, both illustrate the same geography however the second map is overlaid with geological types printed in six colours.

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        Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman

      First edition. Octavo. Full modern navy blue morocco, a.e.g.; marbled endpapers. Fine, fresh copy. 132 pages + publisher's 16 page catalog at end, dated September, 1893. No foxing. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a blue cloth slipcase.Printed by T. and A. Constable.Mason 357.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        LA VILLE. Published anonymously

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Histoire des Juifs de Bayonne -

      Durlacher 1893 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 436 pp. Reliure demi-veau bronze à coins à filets. Dos à nerfs, titre doré, roulettes dorées, fers spéciaux à la Menorah à 7 branches. Tête dorée. Couverture imprimée en rouge et noir conservée. Reliure signée Dressayre. Très bel exemplaire. Bien complet des 4 ff. de musique hors-texte recto- verso. et des planches hors-texte en phototypie: - armoiries des juifs de Bayonne- Temple israélite de Bayonne- Intérieur du temple- Portrait de Furtado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Decorative Needlework

      London: Joseph Hughes & Co., 1893. Study of needlework by the daughter of designer William Morris. Limited "Edition de Luxe" of the book, # 29 of only 125 printed on fine laid paper, untrimmed, wide margins. Hardcover, ivory cloth over tan boards, gilt titling & decoration. In costom clamshell / drop-spine box with leather spine label, marbled paper lining. Edges worn, title neatly handwritten on spine; title page tanned from contact with frontispiece; binding delicate: hinges tender with some gaps/tears; gaps between some inner signatures. Text clean; [4], 121 pages, a few illustrations, etched frontispiece.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 7½" by 9".

      [Bookseller: Bookworks]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Brown Owl Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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      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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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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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