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        Author's presentation copy: A Selection of Photographs of Stars, Star-Clusters and Nebulae. Together with methods employed in the pursuit of Celestial Photography.

      London: Universal Press & "Knowledge" Office, 1893. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two volumes. [1893-1899]. Folio (307 x 236 mm). Vol. I, 134 pp. and 53 collotype photographic plates. Vol. II, 178 pp., errata slip, and 28 collotype photographic plates. Bound in original blind-stamped publisher's cloth, gilt-lettered spines and upper boards (extremities rubbed, spine ends frayed and little chipped, corners worn, spines little tanned, remnant of shelf label to spine of vol. II). Text and plates littl age-toned only, otherwise crisp and clean. Provenance: Royal College of Science, London and Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington (ink stamps to title-pages). Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on inserted paper slip, Crowborough Hill, Sussex, dated January 1900. A fine, untouched copy. ----FIRST EDITION AND A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY of Isaac Robert's first publication of his celebrated astronomical photographs, presented to the Royal College of Science. Roberts (1829-1904) was a Welsh engineer and business man best known for his work as an amateur astronomer, pioneering the field of astrophotography of nebulae. He was a member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society in England and was a fellow of the Royal Geological Society. Roberts was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1895. In 1878, Roberts had a 7-inch refractor at his home in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Although at the time he used this for visual observation, he began to explore stellar photography, his forte, a few years later. In 1883, Roberts began experimenting with astrophotography. In 1886 Roberts displayed his first photographs at the Royal Astronomical Society at Liverpool, of which he was president. These images showed, for the first time, "the vast extensions of nebulosity in the Pleiades and Orion." Most consider Roberts' magnum opus to be a photograph showing the structure of M31, the Great Nebula in Andromeda (now known as the Andromeda Galaxy) taken on 29 December 1888, shown in the present work on plate 10 of vol. I and plate 3 of vol. II, respectively. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        The British Almanac And Companion, For The Year Of Our Lord 1893, Containing Calendar, Monthly Notices, Principal Fairs, Sunday Lessons; Astronomical Facts And Phenomena; And With Full Information Connected With The Royal Households, The Ministry And Public Officers, Houses Of Parliament, Universities And Colleges, The Church, The Army And Navy, Law And Justice, A Copious Postal Guide, And Numerous Useful Tables, Etc.; Acts Of Parliament Passed In The Last Session With Abstracts Of The More Important Ones,State Pensions; Copious Information Connected With Government, Education, Administration Of Justice In The British Colonies And Foreign Countries, Etc. [Fore-Edge Painting]

      The Stationers' Company 1892 / 1893, London - Vii, 8-384 Pp. Royal Binding Of Full Red Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Large "Vr" And Crown In Gilt At Center Of Both Covers (Insignia Of Queen Victoria), Six Gilt Rules At Edges With Floral Design Between Third And Fourth Set Of Rules, Spine Lettered And Extensively Lettered In Gilt, 1/4" Gilt Turns With Intricate Design; All Gilt Using Same Stamps As Seen In Other Bindings Of The Late Victorian Period Also Made For The Royal Family By Harrison Of Pall Mall, This Example Without His Stamps But Essentially The Same Binding As Another Example With Harriaon's Stamp And Also With A Foredge Painting. This Example With A Foredge Painting Of The Clipper Ship "Macquarrie". "One Of The Great Ocean Sights In The Days Of Sail Was The Macquarie (Ex-Melbourne), An Iron Sailing Ship Of 1857 Tons, Nearly 270 Ft. Long And 40 Ft. Beam Which For 20 Years Sailed Between England And Australia. Launched At Blackwall Yard In London In 1875, She Was The Last Sailing Ship Built On The Thames. Her Name Was Changed To Macquarie In 1888 When She Changed Owners And Transferred From The Melbourne To The Sydney Run: An Average Outward Passage Lasted 82 Days And Her First Arrival In Port Jackson Was 94 Days Out From London. After Six Years As A Cadet Ship Under Captain Corner She Was Sold To The Norwegians In 1903, Renamed Fortuna And Ended Her Days As A Coal Hulk In Sydney Harbour Until Finally Sold For Breaking Up In 1953. She Is Still Widely Remembered From Her Great Days As The Macquarie Through Corner's Magnificent Photographs Of Her Under Sail." This Example Very Well Preserved, All Gilt Brilliant, Light Rubbing At Corners, Covers Immaculate, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Entirely Intact, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Bookplate Of Late 20Th Century Owner On Front Free Endpaper. An Interesting Book Of Some Probable Daily Use For A Member Of The Royal Family. [See Heritage Auctions, Lot 36065, Oct 17, 2013, For A Worn Copy Of The 1878 Debrett's In A Very Similar Binding With Mostly Same Gilt Stamping And Bookplate Of Prince Leopold, The Duke Of Albany, Son Of Queen Victoria, Also With A Fore-Edge Painting]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-92. Under Command of D. Lindsay. Equipped solely at the Cost of Sir Thomas Elder GCMG for the Purpose of completing the Exploration of Australia ..

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1893. Octavo, 207 pages plus the separately-issued very large folding map (680 x 1500 mm). Wrappers (with the full title page details repeated on the front cover) expertly stabilized around the edges, with minor infill; an excellent copy now loosely inserted in the rear pocket of a custom-made book-form cover, with the map (with short tears along a few folds expertly sealed) in the front pocket. The journal was originally published with two maps; they are basically identical, but one has added chromolithographic geological features, and a key. This second map is not offered here. McLaren 12614 (the dimensions for the maps are larger than those we have recorded here, because McLaren invariably - and frustratingly - measures the size of the sheet of paper, not the printed surface. See also McLaren 12616 for the foolscap folio edition, South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 45 of 1893. The folio edition has a stated print run of 750 copies; apparently, only 500 copies of the octavo edition were printed. This copy has a small paper label mounted on the inside front wrapper: 'Publication No. 30. Permanent Record. 1938. Govt. Printer', with the signature in ink of Frank Trigg, the incumbent.) Lindsay's introduction hints at some of the personality problems that ultimately led to the abandonment of the expedition. This final report includes his own journal, 'also a copy of Mr. Wells' journal, kept during my absence from the party.... Mr. Streich's journal having been in my possession, I was enabled to place his geological descriptions on the map. Not having seen the journals or reports of Messrs. Leech, Elliot, and Helms, I cannot in any way refer to them. I regret that Mr. Leech should have seen fit not to hand in the pencil sketches made by him'.

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        'MONGST MINES AND MINERS; or Underground Scenes by Flash-Light: A Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines.

      London and Camborne: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited [and] Cambourne Printing and Stationery Co., Ld., 1893. An outstanding copy - in very good, original, condition, inscribed and signed by the author to the verso of the front free end paper 'To J. D. Geddes Esq. with J. C. Burrows compliments.' Pp. 32 (including half title and title pages). Complete with 26 b/w original mounted woodburytype photographs (mounted two per sheet with printed captions below) plus the large mounted frontispiece photograph of 'The Chief Mining District of Cornwall'; folding colour printed section of Dolcoath Main Lode, one illustration. Original textured red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the front board and spine. All edges gilt. Binding very good with light wear only, cloth slightly marked, lightly scuffed to the head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, original yellow-coated endpapers, internal hinges with light wear, contents are fimly bound, minimal spotting to the odd page, several tissue guards to the plates creased, one with a tear to the fore-edge. An outstanding copy. [This title is nearly always found in worn and soiled condition - by far the best copy we have seen] Notes: The classic photographic record of Cornish Mining. J. C. Burrows (photographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales) had "long experience as a photographer in the most active mining district of Cornwall" and was encouraged to produce this work by William Thomas, Secretary of the Mining Association of Cornwall who provided the text. Includes views of Dolcoath Mine, Cook's Kitchen Mine, East Pool Mine and Blue Hill Mine, many of them depicting miners at work on the coal face. Burrows provides a vivid description on the difficulties of photographing underground "... the temperature there was 100 f. The miners work nearly naked. The camera was attached to the ladder and tilted at an angle of 45. Water dropped everywhere and came from the foot-wall in a steady stream...". Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to (25 x 31 cm). Book.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hersfeld, 31. V. 1893. - 6 SS. auf 3 Bll. 8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). Ausführlicher und inhaltsreicher Brief an seine Schwester Hermine Weber über unerfreuliche Familien- und Geldangelegenheiten: "[.] Doch ich will kein Wort mehr sagen, obwohl mich die Erbitterung übermannt, wenn ich an die ganze Familie denke. Da Du aber sagst, Dir scheint immer noch nicht klar, wie wir zueinander stehn [sic], zumal da August Dir vorgelogen hat, es werde bei der Liquidation für ihn noch eine hübsche Summe herauskommen, so muß ich Dir wenigstens die Thatsachen mittheilen, auf die Gefahr hin, Dir schon zum Teil Bekanntes zu wiederholen [.]". Es folgt eine detaillierte Schilderung der auf fragwürdiger Finanzgebarung beruhenden Gründe für Dudens Zerwürfnis mit seinem Bruder August und abschließend die jüngste Nachricht von Dudens Sohn Eduard: "[.] Während ich dies schreibe, schwimmt mein lieber Eduard auf dem Ozean, bound for America! Er war einige Monate in London, wo er eine mäßig bezahlte Stelle hatte u. bekam dort die Anfrage, ob er eine Stelle in Chicago annehmen wolle. So schwer es uns ward, ihn ziehen zu lassen, so geben wir doch gern unsern Segen dazu, da wir seinen Wunsch, etwas von der Welt zu sehn [sic], als vollkommen berechtigt anerkennen müssen [.] Er bittet mich, Dir seine Adresse zu geben, für den Fall, daß etwa Dein Ed[uard] einmal nach Chicago käme, um The Worlds Fair zu sehen. Briefe treffen ihn unter der Adresse E. D. care of Schrader Broth[er]s Chicago 84 Washington Str. - Fürs erste ist wohl die Aussicht größer, daß Dein Ed. nach Chicago, als daß der unsrige nach Dexter Mo. kommt. [.]". - Von großer Seltenheit. - Beiliegend ein eh. adr. Kuvert Dudens an seiner Schwester mit Poststempel vom 2. XI. 1905.

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        The British Almanac And Companion, For The Year Of Our Lord 1893, Containing Calendar, Monthly Notices, Principal Fairs, Sunday Lessons; Astronomical Facts And Phenomena; And With Full Information Connected With The Royal Households, The Ministry And Public Officers, Houses Of Parliament, Universities And Colleges, The Church, The Army And Navy, Law And Justice, A Copious Postal Guide, And Numerous Useful Tables, Etc.; Acts Of Parliament Passed In The Last Session With Abstracts Of The More Important Ones,State Pensions; Copious Information Connected With Government, Education, Administration Of Justice In The British Colonies And Foreign Countries, Etc. [Fore-Edge Painting]

      London: The Stationers' Company 1892 / 1893, 1893. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. Fore-Edge Painting Of Clipper Ship Macquarrie. Vii, 8-384 Pp. Royal Binding Of Full Red Crushed Morocco, Five Bands, Large "V R" And Crown In Gilt At Center Of Both Covers (Insignia Of Queen Victoria), Six Gilt Rules At Edges With Floral Design Between Third And Fourth Set Of Rules, Spine Lettered And Extensively Lettered In Gilt, 1/4" Gilt Turns With Intricate Design; All Gilt Using Same Stamps As Seen In Other Bindings Of The Late Victorian Period Also Made For The Royal Family By Harrison Of Pall Mall, This Example Without His Stamps But Essentially The Same Binding As Another Example With Harriaon's Stamp And Also With A Foredge Painting. This Example With A Foredge Painting Of The Clipper Ship "Macquarrie". "One Of The Great Ocean Sights In The Days Of Sail Was The Macquarie (Ex-Melbourne), An Iron Sailing Ship Of 1857 Tons, Nearly 270 Ft. Long And 40 Ft. Beam Which For 20 Years Sailed Between England And Australia. Launched At Blackwall Yard In London In 1875, She Was The Last Sailing Ship Built On The Thames. Her Name Was Changed To Macquarie In 1888 When She Changed Owners And Transferred From The Melbourne To The Sydney Run: An Average Outward Passage Lasted 82 Days And Her First Arrival In Port Jackson Was 94 Days Out From London. After Six Years As A Cadet Ship Under Captain Corner She Was Sold To The Norwegians In 1903, Renamed Fortuna And Ended Her Days As A Coal Hulk In Sydney Harbour Until Finally Sold For Breaking Up In 1953. She Is Still Widely Remembered From Her Great Days As The Macquarie Through Corner's Magnificent Photographs Of Her Under Sail." This Example Very Well Preserved, All Gilt Brilliant, Light Rubbing At Corners, Covers Immaculate, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Entirely Intact, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Bookplate Of Late 20Th Century Owner On Front Free Endpaper. An Interesting Book Of Some Probable Daily Use For A Member Of The Royal Family. [See Heritage Auctions, Lot 36065, Oct 17, 2013, For A Worn Copy Of The 1878 Debrett's In A Very Similar Binding With Mostly Same Gilt Stamping And Bookplate Of Prince Leopold, The Duke Of Albany, Son Of Queen Victoria, Also With A Fore-Edge Painting].

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        Falstaff Commedia lirica in tre atti di Arrigo Boito. Prima rappresentazione: Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 9 Febbraio 1893 Edizione da Bibliofili Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Carlo Carignani. [Piano-vocal score]

      Tito di Gio. Ricordi e Francesco Lucca di G. Ricordi & C. [PN 96000], Milano 1893 - Folio. Publisher's original full mid-brown calf with decorative titling gilt to upper, publisher's device gilt to lower, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, patterned endpapers. 1f. (frontispiece with full-length portrait from an original photograph by Avv. U. Campanari and facsimile signature of the composer, verso blank), 1f. (recto decorative title printed in blue, red, and gold, verso limitation statement and printed name of the recipient, the Marchese Filippo Ferrajoli, within decorative red border), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black), verso publisher's device and copyright notice), 1f. (recto named cast list printed in red and black within decorative red border, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents printed in red and black within decorative red border, verso blank), 1f. (part-title and scene description of Act I), 474 pp. Uncut. With an unpaginated part-title with scene description preceding each act.With "Frans Lasson, Roma 17, Juni 1961" in ink to verso of front free endpaper.Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and warped. Leaves somewhat cockled; some minor foxing and dampstaining; some signatures splitting. An attractive copy overall. Deluxe Limited Edition of the first version of the opera, this no. 17 of 100. Very scarce. Hopkinson 64A(b).Falstaff, to a libretto by Arrigo Boito after William Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 9, 1893."Perhaps the most immediately obvious level of difference between Falstaff and all Verdi's previous operas lies in the music's tendency to respond in unprecedented detail to the verbal element of the drama. In much of the score, but especially in the great duets and monologues, the listener is bombarded by a stunning diversity of rhythms, orchestral textures, melodic motifs and harmonic devices. Passages that in earlier times would have furnished material for an entire number here crowd in on each other, shouldering themselves unceremoniously to the fore in bewildering succession. These new aspects, possible only through the medium of comedy, served to stimulate Verdi's creative imagination to new levels of fecundity. In the midst of an increasingly fragmented aesthetic world, he was able to follow the whim of the moment, to gaze back serenely on past achievements and, as he said so many times in letters to Boito, simply to enjoy himself. Few would deny how richly Verdi deserved this final triumph, or how heartening a message Falstaff offers. The opera leaves us with a musical image that exactly reflects those famous photographs of Verdi in his last years: an old man, in black hat, with eyes that have lived through a lifetime of struggle, smiling out wisely at the world." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tales from Shakespeare

      Frederick Warne and Co: London and New York, 1893. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; undated but probably very late C19th; attractive dark green pictorial boards with silver and gold gilding; front endpapers missing. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD

      Chicago: The Blakely Printing Company, 1893. 64pp. including numerous in-text illustrations. Original chromolithographic pictorial wrappers. Front wrapper detached and chipped at edges. Occasional light soiling. Else very good. An elaborate Wild West Show program, illustrated with numerous wood engravings and halftone photographic images. Among the "historical sketches" is an account of the Ghost Dance movement (condensed from an article in ILLUSTRATED AMERICANA), illustrated with several halftone portraits of Sitting Bull and other Sioux figures. Additional photographic illustrations include a full-page view of Buffalo Bill and army officers on horseback near the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1891, and a full-page view of Buffalo Bill and "the first American Indians that have visited Venice" seated in a gondola. The latter image accompanies a detailed account of the Wild West show's European tour of 1887-92. The front wrapper features a portrait of Buffalo Bill surrounded by vignettes of the Plains on horseback: Indian scouts, a speeding coach, and a pair of cowboys. The rear wrapper depicts "Sioux on the War-Path: Stronghold in the Bad Lands of the Hostile Indians...."

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        Aristide Bruant - Le Café Concert

      - L'Estampe originale, Paris 1893, 31,5x43cm, en feuilles. - Stampa originale di Henri de Toulouse, dalla serie The Cafe Concerto a cura dei Stampe pubblicazioni originali. parte molto rara e bella di litografia a 500 stampe originali realizzate su pergamena dalla stampa di Edward Ancourt.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Estampe originale d'Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec de la série Le Café-Concert, éditée par les Publications de l'Estampe Originale. Très rare et belle lithographie faisant partie des 500 épreuves originales tirées sur vélin par l'imprimerie d'Edouard Ancourt. Portrait par Toulouse-Lautrec d'Aristide Bruant, immense figure du music-hall de la Belle Epoque et proche ami de l'artiste, à qui il commanda des affiches de cabaret restées célèbres. Chansonnier, acteur et interprète, il acquiert sa renommée au Chat Noir avant de monter son propre cabaret, le Mirliton. Montorgueil dans sa préface à la présente série de lithographies, ne tarit pas d'éloges sur le maître incontesté de la chanson réaliste : « M. Bruant, doué d'une vigueur d'expression peu commune, et d'une originalité évidente, a pu condenser, en des chansons d'une belle allure populaire, l'âme complexe et louche des fauves. ». Lautrec croque ici Bruant dans son accoutrement et son expression typique : « Veste de velours ; gilet breton, foulard cramoisi et feutre à bords géants, dont tombaient ses cheveux plats. [...] les mains dans les poches et le regard durement dédaigneux ». Véritable ode au café-concert, cette série réalisée par Toulouse-Lautrec et Henri-Gabriel Ibels capture l'essence de la vie parisienne et le dynamisme de ses nuits. Les planches étaient accompagnées d'une préface de l'écrivain Georges Montorgueil chantant les louanges de ces établissements injustement méprisés, qu'il qualifie de « toniques pour la vie moderne ». Bien loin de l'atmosphère empesée des salles de théâtre ou de concert, ces lieux du « sans-gêne » prennent un essor considérable à la Belle Epoque et lancent des artistes d'une remarquable modernité. Les deux peintres dressent ici le portrait des vedettes de cabaret les plus célèbres de l'époque, dans le mouvement de leur « chorégraphie épileptique » ou la grâce de leurs poses. Les grands noms des cafés-concerts, dont Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert - devenue muse de Toulouse-Lautrec - ou Aristide Bruant apparaissent sous des traits francs et assurés, inspirés des gravures sur bois japonaises. En filigrane, l'influence de l'impressionnisme est également palpable ; Toulouse-Lautrec figurant d'ailleurs régulièrement au salon des Indépendants depuis 1889. Il y livre sa vision du Tout-Paris, allant des salons de la haute société aux bordels de la capitale, en passant par les cabarets dont le Moulin Rouge, pour qui il réalise une affiche restée célèbre. Autre maître de l'affiche et du dessin, Ibels aura plusieurs collaborations avec les éditions de l'Estampe Originale, dont une série de dessins sur le cirque et réalise en parallèle de nombreuses illustrations pour des journaux populaires, dans un style vigoureux et incisif. Rare estampe en parfait état de conservation, qui renvoie aux fastes du "Paris by night fin de Siècle".  

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        Falstaff Commedia lirica in tre atti di Arrigo Boito... Prima rappresentazione: Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 9 Febbraio 1893 Edizione da Bibliofili Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Carlo Carignani. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi e Francesco Lucca di G. Ricordi & C. [PN 96000], 1893. Deluxe Limited Edition of the first version of the opera, this no. 17 of 100. Very scarce. Hopkinson 64A(b). Falstaff, to a libretto by Arrigo Boito after William Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 9, 1893. "Perhaps the most immediately obvious level of difference between Falstaff and all Verdi's previous operas lies in the music's tendency to respond in unprecedented detail to the verbal element of the drama. In much of the score, but especially in the great duets and monologues, the listener is bombarded by a stunning diversity of rhythms, orchestral textures, melodic motifs and harmonic devices. Passages that in earlier times would have furnished material for an entire number here crowd in on each other, shouldering themselves unceremoniously to the fore in bewildering succession... These new aspects, possible only through the medium of comedy, served to stimulate Verdi's creative imagination to new levels of fecundity. In the midst of an increasingly fragmented aesthetic world, he was able to follow the whim of the moment, to gaze back serenely on past achievements and, as he said so many times in letters to Boito, simply to enjoy himself. Few would deny how richly Verdi deserved this final triumph, or how heartening a message Falstaff offers. The opera leaves us with a musical image that exactly reflects those famous photographs of Verdi in his last years: an old man, in black hat, with eyes that have lived through a lifetime of struggle, smiling out wisely at the world." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Publisher's original full mid-brown calf with decorative titling gilt to upper, publisher's device gilt to lower, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, patterned endpapers. 1f. (frontispiece with full-length portrait from an original photograph by Avv. U. Campanari and facsimile signature of the composer, verso blank), 1f. (recto decorative title printed in blue, red, and gold, verso limitation statement and printed name of the recipient, the Marchese Filippo Ferrajoli, within decorative red border), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black), verso publisher's device and copyright notice), 1f. (recto named cast list printed in red and black within decorative red border, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents printed in red and black within decorative red border, verso blank), 1f. (part-title and scene description of Act I), 474 pp. Uncut. With an unpaginated part-title with scene description preceding each act. With "Frans Lasson, Roma 17, Juni 1961" in ink to verso of front free endpaper. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and warped. Leaves somewhat cockled; some minor foxing and dampstaining; some signatures splitting. An attractive copy overall.

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        The Sportsman's Manual in Quest of Game in Kullu, Lahoul, & Ladak, to the Tso Morari Lake, with notes on shooting in Spiti, Bara Bagahal, Chamb, & Kashmir, and a detailed description of Sport in more than 139 Nalas.

      Thacker, Spink and Co, Calcutta., 1893. First edition. Small octavo. pp viii, 128. Eight folding maps. Original mustard cloth lettered in black.Early (1905) ownership signature on front pastedown. Flecks of ink on page v. Covers slightly dusty and marked. Very good. Very scarce.

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        Le roman expérimental

      - Charpentier, Paris 1893, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Nuova edizione. Vincolante pecora metà marrone, dorso piatto decorato con filetti tripli dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats carte al serbatoio, angoli leggermente urtati, bordi cosparsi, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo Firmato Emile Zola Charles Buet "... dedicato il suo collega ..." Alcuni foxing minore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi basane marron, dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papiers à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola à Charles Buet : "... son dévoué confrère... " Quelques petites rousseurs.

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        Liturgies Intimes.

      Paris, Léon Vanier, 1893. - In-12 de 54 pp. Intérieur frais. Broché, couverture imprimée. Bon état. Nouvelle édition en partie originale contenant 7 pièces nouvelles : 1- A Charles Baudelaire, 2- Vêpres rustiques, 3- Complies en Ville, 4- Prudence, 5- Pénitence, 6- Oportet haereses esse, 7- Finale. Carteret II, 430. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Edmée Lescot en danseuse espagnole - Le Café Concert

      - L'Estampe originale, Paris 1893, 31,5x43cm, en feuilles. - Stampa originale di Henri de Toulouse, dalla serie The Cafe Concerto a cura dei Stampe pubblicazioni originali. parte molto rara e bella di litografia a 500 stampe originali realizzate su pergamena dalla stampa di Edward Ancourt.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Estampe originale d'Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, de la série Le Café-Concert éditée par les Publications de l'Estampe Originale. Très rare et belle lithographie faisant partie des 500 épreuves originales tirées sur vélin par l'imprimerie d'Edouard Ancourt. Portrait d'Edmée Lescot, la « chanteuse cosmopolite », en costume de danseuse espagnole : jupon, boléro et chapeau. Lautrec privilégie à cette époque l'encre lithographique, et esquisse des lignes simples et pleines de mouvement, qui renvoient aux estampes japonaises ukiyo-e. Le monogramme de l'artiste, les lettres « HTL » réunies dans un cercle, a également été inspiré par les motifs des tsuba et des poignées d'épées japonaises. Véritable ode au café-concert, cette série réalisée par Toulouse-Lautrec et Henri-Gabriel Ibels capture l'essence de la vie parisienne et le dynamisme de ses nuits. Les planches étaient accompagnées d'un pamphlet de l'écrivain Georges Montorgueil chantant les louanges de ces établissements injustement méprisés, qu'il qualifie de « toniques pour la vie moderne ». Bien loin de l'atmosphère empesée des salles de théâtre ou de concert, ces lieux du « sans-gêne » prennent un essor considérable à la Belle Epoque et lancent des artistes d'une remarquable modernité. Les deux peintres dressent ici le portrait des vedettes de cabaret les plus célèbres de l'époque, dans le mouvement de leur « chorégraphie épileptique » ou la grâce de leurs poses. Les grands noms des cafés-concerts, dont Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert - devenue muse de Toulouse-Lautrec - ou Aristide Bruant apparaissent sous des traits francs et assurés, inspirés des gravures sur bois japonaises. En filigrane, l'influence de l'impressionnisme est également palpable -  le style prenant un élan à la fin du siècle. Toulouse-Lautrec figure d'ailleurs régulièrement au salon des Indépendants depuis 1889 et y livre sa vision du Tout-Paris, allant des salons de la haute société aux bordels de la capitale en passant par les cabarets dont le Moulin Rouge, pour qui il réalise une affiche restée célèbre. Autre maître de l'affiche et du dessin, Ibels aura plusieurs collaborations avec les éditions de l'Estampe Originale, dont une série de dessins sur le cirque et réalise en parallèle de nombreuses illustrations pour des journaux populaires, dans un style vigoureux et incisif. Rare estampe en parfait état de conservation, qui renvoie aux fastes du "Paris by night fin de siècle".  

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        SAN FRANCISCO / OTTO VON BISMARCK / FINE MANUSCRIPTS: DER DEUTSCHE VEREIN IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIEN, GIEBT SEINER VEREHRUNG UND DANKBARKEIT FÜR DEN SCHÖPFER DEUTSCHER GRÖSSE UND EINHEIT BESCHEIDENEN AUSDRUCK.

      Manuscript, single leaf folio (66 x 52 cm / 26 x 20.5 inches): pen and ink and watercolour, heightened in metallic hues, on light card (Very Good, resplendent colours, overall lovely, just some light toning, minor specks of discoloration and a very small closed tear lower-left). - San Francisco, August 15, 1893. A large and exceedingly well executed decorative manuscript commissioned by the Deutsch Verein (German Society) of San Francisco, California, presented to the ‘Iron Chancellor’ Otto von Bismarck, in honour of his role as the Unifier of the German people, drafted by Carl Eisenschimel, a skilled Austrian Jewish artist and the Bay Area’s foremost forensic handwriting expert; with provenance from the noble estate of the Bismarck family. - This unique and extremely well-executed, large format manuscript is a certificate made to honour Otto von Bismarck, the founder of the modern German state, especially commissioned by the Der Deutche Verein (The German Society) of San Francisco, California, and drafted by the Austrian Jewish calligraphic artist and renown forensic handwriting expert, Carl Eisenschimel. The certificate honours the retired German chancellor with its felicitations and confers upon him honourary membership in the Verein. At that time, Bismarck was by far and away the most internationally known and revered German figure, considered by many to be one the most successful political and military leader of the 19th Century. The sumptuous Victorian-style composition features a border that, upon close examination, reveals itself to be largely composed of free style penmanship, an astoundingly difficult artistic feat, revealing Eisenschimel’s rare mastery of the calligraphic arts. The borders are elaborately coloured and heightened with metallic pigments, featuring the graceful figure of a German lady amidst Cherry blossoms. Masterly calligraphic text dominates the centre of the composition, along with the Bismarck coat of arms. Carl Eisenschimel’s signature appears in the middle of the lower blank margin. The text of the manuscript reads: Der Deutsche Verein in San Francisco, Californien, giebt seiner Verehrung und Dankbarkeit für den Schöpfer deutscher Grösse und Einheit bescheidenen Ausdruck, in dem er gestattet Seine Durchlaucht den Fürsten Bismarck zu seinem Ehren Mitgliede zu erwählen. Translation: The German Society in San Francisco, California, expresses its reverence and gratitude to the Creator of German Greatness and Unity, in which it elects His Highness Prince Bismarck to be an honorary member. Below, the certificate is signed by the Verein’s president, Dr. C. M. Richter und its secretary, H. Daseking, and is dated August 15, 1893. The present manuscript was duly sent to Germany and presented to Bismarck, likely by way of the German diplomatic corps. It remained in the possession of the Bismarck family until the spring of 2017. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCIPTION.

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        Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

      Tylston and Edwards, London 1893 - 8vo. 7 3/4" x 9 3/4". 243 pp. Bound in dark brown cloth with gold designs embossed on the boards and the spine. The front board's design shows a vampire flying and grinning evilly. Frontispiece and fifteen plates plus additional black and white illustrations by Ernest Griset. Edited and with a preface by Isabel Burton. Volume V of the Memorial Edition. Casada 93. Gilt is bright and unfaded, few hints of wear to the extremities. A very attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALONE WITH THE HAIRY AINU Or 3,800 Miles on a Pack Saddle inYezo and a Cruise to

      - London 1893, Murray. Green pictorial cloth, very bright copy very good, 325p., appendix, map, 93 b.w. illustrations, with a log and list of artifacts found, 16 x 23 cm., small blind- stamp on title & first fly, bit of foxing. FIRST EDITION A primary source on the Ainu people of Yezo [Hokkaido] with careful observations of customs, superstitions, morals, language and physiology. * An important primary resource and ethnology, travel book covering the Ainu, their geographic position, features, festivals, the Koro-pok-kuru Pit Dwellers, horse station, Kurile Islands, Ishikari River, Ainu habits, storehouses, trophies, furniture, art, weapons, ornaments, graves and tattoos. * Their physiognomy, attitudes, movements, clothes, music, poetry, dancing, heredity, morals, laws & punishments. * The marital relations and appendix of the Ainu body, with important glossary of Ainu words & geographical names in Yezo and the Kurile Islands. *** A fascinating and keen reference source by a trained observer, useful for an early and unspoiled view of Ainu life and society. Valuable travel guide to Yezo as well. * Profusely illustrated with figures, sketches & drawings by the author. Superbly written in a lucid manner. R A R E *** REFERENCE: H. Cordier: BIBLIOGRAPHIE JAPONICA 621 ***

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        In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane, London 1893 - First edition. 302, [2], [16, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In the Rare Blue Binding. Notes Nelson: Among his Bodley Head books Ricketts' cover for In the Key of Blue is his most bizarre excursion into the elaborate realm of art nouveau design. The extremely curvacious but graceful pattern of laurel and hyacinths was stamped in gold on a blue cloth in the trial issue, but the regular edition was bound in a rich cream color when the designer protested that critics would otherwise be tempted to refer to the binding as "Ricketts blue." Nelson, The Early Nineties, pp. 74-5; Stetz and Samuels Lasner, England in the 1890s: Literary Publishing at the Bodley Head, no. 25; Krishnamurti / The Eighteen-Nineties, a Literary Exhibition, no. 642; Paul van Capelleveen, A new checklist of Books Designed by Cha rl es Ricketts & Charles Shannon, no. B10a In the rare trial blue binding that the author disliked so much, stamped in gilt. Bookplate of Franklin and Helen Hadduck. Front hinge starting, flyleaf detached, fine otherwise 302, [2], [16, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

      Jena: Gustav Fischer,, 1893. Tall octavo (245 x 164 mm). Original orange wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Ownership stamp of a Stockholm law library to the front cover, title-page (with its deaccession stamp), and two other pages. Wrappers, a little soiled, spine nicked at head and foot; a very good copy. First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted the marginal utility marginal productivity theory of value of Jevons, Menger and Marshall, added it to the Böhm Bawerk analysis of capital, and fused the result in a Walrasian comparative static general equilibrium framework. In this process he became a founder of the marginal productivity (product exhausting) theory of distribution shortly ahead of Wicksteed" (The New Palgrave).

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        Poems, Dramatic and Lyrical

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane: at the Sign of the Bodley Head, London 1893 - First Edition, one of 100 copies. With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 100. James Nelson, in "The Early Nineties", notes that Ricketts's repeated motif in this famous binding "suggests gilt rose petals parachuting to earth in a windless sky", and, like the design for "Silverpoints", is "a perfect example of the Renaissance book design with an Art Nouvea aura" (p. 74). Nelson #49 Original full vellum with a gilt rose-petal motif repeated in diagonal rows on upper and lower covers; at the upper right hand corners is a gilt angel within a heart; the petal motif is repeated on the spine, and the binding design is by Charles Ricketts. Coveres very slightly bowed, small horizontal split in the vellum across spine and into upper cover, otherwise a fine copy With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photography] Practical Lawn-Tennis

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. First Printing. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Scarce First Edition of one of the first tennis books to show action photographs illustrating various racket strokes. Small 8vo: xvi,168,[6 adverisements]pp, with 25 full-page photographic plates, 6 tables and 4 text figures. Publisher's navy blue decorative cloth, upper cover with crossed-tennis rackets device in red and gilt, spine stamped in gilt. Fine: binding square and tight, pages clean and crisp, with only minor faults (light edge wear, three passages of several lines each noted in margin with straight vertical line in pencil). An exemplary example. Dwight James is considered the "Founding Father of American Tennis" and served as President of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association for twenty-one years. He won the first recorded tennis tournament in the United States (and probably in the world), in 1876, in Nahant, Mass. Practical Lawn Tennis is his second book, in which he changed some of his earlier views on technique, treating Lawn Tennis as its own game. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

      Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1893 - Tall octavo (245 x 164 mm). Original orange wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Wrappers, a little soiled, spine nicked at head and foot; a very good copy. Ownership stamp of a Stockholm law library to the front cover, title-page (with its deaccession stamp), and two other pages. First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted the marginal utility marginal productivity theory of value of Jevons, Menger and Marshall, added it to the Böhm Bawerk analysis of capital, and fused the result in a Walrasian comparative static general equilibrium framework. In this process he became a founder of the marginal productivity (product exhausting) theory of distribution shortly ahead of Wicksteed" (The New Palgrave). Fisher, p. 198; Knudtzon 1; Mattioli 3837; Menger 394. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed regarding the Royal Commission on Labour, with another letter by the Duke of Devonshire.

      Oxford and Chatsworth: , 1893. 2 letters. The first, 2 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 5 and a half pp., on Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge headed note paper, from Alfred Marshall to Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire. The second, 3 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 10 and a half pp., on Chatsworth, Chesterfield headed note paper, from the Duke of Devonshire to his secretary Bernard Holland. A few small punctures to upper corner of second letter, in fine condition. Correspondence concerning the drafting of papers relating to the Royal Commission on Labour, which issued its Final Report in 1894 and for which Marshall drafted a memorandum. On 21 November 1893 he wrote to the Duke of Devonshire, "I was conscious when writing my memorandum that I was straying rather far from the evidence, and introducing much speculative matter ... As an academic economist, I am more concerned with the influence which the Report will exert on the ultimate trend of thought and action, than with its immediate practical proposals. And perhaps you will pardon my saying that some portions of it seem to me to lend themselves to be used by Socialist writers and speakers in support of conclusions which neither you nor the majority of the Commission would condone. I think scant justice is done to the position of those who believe that the so-called 'Manchester' doctrines, though grievously exaggerated and misapplied, yet contain some kernel of truth". He concludes by mentioning a letter he had recently sent to Geoffrey Drage, the Conservative Party politician who served as secretary to the Royal Commission, 1891-4, in which he provides suggestions on the format of the Report. Earlier in the year, Cavendish (1833-1908), the 8th Duke of Devonshire, had written to his private secretary, Bernard Holland, expressing his displeasure with Drage's summary of the Commission's evidence on mining and quarries. On 15 January 1893 he wrote, "I think it very unsatisfactory in form chiefly because an attempt has been made to follow the arrangement adopted in the Schedules of Questions ... which has had so much overlapping, repetition, and confusion ... I very much prefer both the form of and the substance of your address on the same subject". Holland published his Life of the Eighth Duke of Devonshire in 1911. "Preparation of the Final Report by the Commission was a collective affair. Recommendations were prepared after the vast amount of evidence the Commission had gathered was reviewed in stages. This involved sub-division of the material into eight topics into which the review part of the Final Report is divided. These were: conditions of labour, associations and organisations of employers and the employed; relations between employers and the employed; concilation and arbitration; limitations of hours of work by legislation; irregularity of employment; a labour department and labour statistics; and the employment of women. Apparently these reviews were initially drafted by Lord Devonshire as Commission Chairman undoubtedly with the assistance of the secretariat and the summaries of the evidence it had already prepared. These drafts were then, from time to time, submitted to the Commission as a whole, discussed and amended by the Commissioners, and then revised 'to make them as far as possible impartial statements of the facts, opinions and arguments with which they were intended to deal' (Final Report, p. 7)" (Groenewegen, p.84).

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        Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights [together with] More tales from the Arabian Nights.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York,, 1893 & 1895. Illustrated by J. D. Batten. 2 volumes, quarto (250 x 202 mm). Publisher's brown crushed morocco, spines lettered in gilt in compartments, frames in gilt to covers, wide gilt turn-ins, brown marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, brown silk page markers. Housed in publisher's marbled paper slipcases. Vignette half-titles. Title pages printed in red and brown. Frontispieces and 8 full page plates, with 32 smaller illustrations in the text, each with an accompanying plate printed on india paper, all with tissue-guards. Spines uniformly lightly faded; an excellent, bright set. First editions, limited large paper issues, number 140 of 160 copies of the earlier volume, number 124 of 125 copies of the later volume. Described at the time by the Literary World as "an attractive and handsome gift or prize book" (The Literary World, 1893, p. 431). The text in this edition is taken from Galland's 1821 translation and adapted for children. The illustrator, John Dickson Batten's (1860–1932) most well-known achievements were his contributions to various fairy tale books, including a series by the Australian folklorist Joseph Jacobs.

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        Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Friends

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1893. A Series of 25 Portraits and Frontispiece in Photogravure from the Negatives. Reminiscences by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. With an Introduction by H. H. Hay Cameron. Folio (455 x 375 mm). Original full vellum, titles to front cover gilt, green coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece designed by W. A. Smith, and 25 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards printed in red. Boards very lightly soiled, minor wear to very tips, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First edition, limited issue, number 10 of 400 copies, this is apparently a rare deluxe issue bound in full vellum and additionally signed by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron on the limitation page,"H. H. Hay Cameron". This work was collaboration between Henry (1852–1911), Julia's youngest son, and the novelist Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919). There are four photogravures of Alfred Tennyson, including the 1865 photograph he is said to have liked best, dubbed The Dirty Monk. Other subjects include Tennyson's wife and sons, Julia Margaret Cameron herself, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Robert Browning and Charles Darwin, among other social and literary figures. Cameron (1815–1879), and Tennyson (1809–1892), had a close friendship, and "in 1860 her friendship with Tennyson had prompted her to move to Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight; she took the house next to his" (ODNB). Tennyson, despite being described as "a reluctant model", was persuaded to sit for her on many occasions after she took up photography in 1863, when her daughter, Julia, gave her a set of photographic equipment (ODNB). Cameron was later invited by Tennyson to illustrate his "Idylls of the King and other poems", published in 1874. "Cameron's photographs demonstrate a psychological intimacy and intensity that is compellingly modern" (Parr & Badger, vol. 1, p. 69). The majority traced at auction are found in the original gilt decorated cloth, no other signed copies have been traced, and just one other copy has been traced (appearing at auction in 1994) in a vellum binding. As few as only the first ten numbered copies were thus bound, and certainly not many more, since auction records show that the earliest numbered copy, number 18 (which appeared in 1974), was bound in the usual cloth.

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        Wild Spain (España Agreste). Records of Sport with Rifle, Rod, and Gun, Natural History and Exploration.

      London, Gurney and Jackson, 1893. 8vo. Original red cloth; pp. xx, 472, [4, ads.]; numerous wood-engravings, 1 double-page map; very light marking to cloth, endpapers with a few scratches, otherwise very good; provenance: near contemporary etched bookplate J. E. Wightman inside front cover, blind stamp of Kilbride Library to half-title. First edition, publishers' presentation copy. Schwerdt: 'Excellent book on sport in Spain', with chapters on some of the more obvious game to be had - ibex, the tauromachia, trouting, and so on - as well as on such oddities as the wild camels of Europe and deer-driving in pine forests. There are also illuminating chapters on wine and on Spanish gypsies. Schwerdt I p.103.

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        History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1893 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A comprehensive work on the Empire of France. Translated from the original French of Louis Adolphe Thiers by D Forbes Campbell and John Stebbing. Illustrated, with 36 plates (three per volume). Collated, complete. Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge as indicated by binder's stamp to rear pastedowns. This work explores the Empire under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was a critical success in France on its initial publication. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, smart with minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Further light bumping to the extremities. Rear hinge ot volume III is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Offsetting to the final leaf of most volumes due to publisher's adverts. Several gatherings to all volumes remain uncut at one edge. Spotting to the first and last few pages with occasional spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Manners & Customs of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page amusing and prettily tinted illustrations printed from the original copper plates (copper plates now destroyed).

      London, The Leadenhall Press for Henry Sotheran, 1893. 8vo. Original half linen over blue boards, spine with two printed lettering-pieces, front cover with printed lettering-piece; pp. [viii], 43, 15 (advertisements) ten hand-coloured engraved plates; apart from light discolouration of binding a very good copy. Very rare (one of 250 copies) facsimile of the 1815 printed Letters from France: written by a Modern Tourist, published by Thomas Sotheran, re-using the original copperplates, which were subsequently (1893) destroyed. This book is humorously describing life and society in Paris during the short restauration during Napoleon's sojourn on Elba. 'Who the author was is doubtful; but the writer [Henry Sotheran] has heard his father say that he was one Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate' (preface). The illustrations have been ascribed to one Mariano Salas. A slightly mysterious in-house production.

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        Natural value. Edited with a preface and analysis by William Smart. The translation by Christian A. Malloch.

      London, Macmillan and Co. 1893 - . One volume in 8vo; pp. XLV, (1), 243, (1); original publisher’s brown cloth, extremities lightly rubbed, gilt lettering to spine, black endpapers, edges untrimmed, age-toning towards edges, else clean and crisp, a good copy. First edition in English, originally published in German in 1889. Fr. von Wieser was one of the founders of the Austrian School of Economics. In this work he developed his theory of value. The book gained him almost immediate acclaim, and therefore it was soon translated into English. Batson p. 60, Sraffa 6633 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La donna delinquente. La prostituta e la donna normale

      Turin-Rome: L. Roux, 1893 8vo (242x154 mm). XI, [1], 640 pp. With the engraved portrait of Messalina on the title-page, 8 plates (4 folding) and several diagrams, photographs and statistical tables in text. Original (?) blue cloth, gilt title on spine (joints weakened). A good copy, only slightly browned, plate VI loose.RARE FIRST EDITION of this very influential work on criminal woman, considered as the first modern criminology text to exclusively focus on the subject.A first draft of the work, written in collaboration with Salvatore Ottolenghi, had appeared two years earlier in the "Giornale della R. Accademia di Medicina" (nos. 9-10). The final draft was written in collaboration with the author's son-in-law, the talented law student Guglielmo Ferrero."Lombroso's personal and domestic life was apparently tranquil. In 1869 when he was 34 years old he married a young 22 year-old Jewish girl from Alexandria who later presented him with two daughters, Paola and Gina. We are told that both because of their bringing into their father's orbit of relationships important socially conscious women, and because of their marriages to professionally related men (Gina to G. Ferrero and Paola to M. Carrara), they 'brought fresh worlds of ideas into contact with that of their father'. It was with Gina's husband that Lombroso spent many long hours in his laboratory examining the skulls of criminals and with whom he wrote The Female Offender. During Lombroso's later life and their maturity, his daughters performed many tasks for him in his Turin home-reading and answering much of his correspondence and literature in the growing field of criminal anthropology, translating and unofficially editing his writing and the Archivio di Psichiatria" (M.E. Wolfgang, Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1825-1909), in: "The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science", 1961, LII, 4, p. 364).In Criminal Woman, Lombroso applies to women the same theories expressed in his Uomo delinquente ('Criminal Man'), published in 1876, the work that marks the foundation of criminal anthropology. In the text, he outlines a comparative analysis of "normal women" opposed to "criminal women" such as "the prostitute". Special consideration is given to "pathological anomalies, investigations of female brains, anthropometry, facial and cephalic anomalies, atavistic origins, tattooing, the born criminal, occasional criminals, hysterical offenders, crimes of passion, suicides, criminal lunatics, epileptic delinquents and moral insanity. Although he asserts that female born criminals are fewer in number than male, he contends that the former are much more ferocious" (Wolfgang, op. cit., p. 373).Lombroso was convinced of the pathological nature of the born criminal (whom he distinguishes, medically and legally, from the casual offender who commits a crime driven by special circumstances or needs) and of the possibility of explaining and predicting moral degeneration from its physical abnormalities. According to Lombroso, there is a correlation between somatic and mental deformities with reference to specific factors as atavism, degeneration, and epilepsy. He believes that criminals are more often found to suffer from physical, nervous and mental abnormalities than non-criminals, and that these abnormalities are either inherited or the result of physical degeneration. Lombroso also deals with the legal implications of his theories, particularly in relation to the issue of "moral insanity", understood as a serious disturbance of social behavior. He thus initiated a branch of psychiatric research which has cast new light on the complex problem of criminal responsibility (cf. M. Gibson, Born to Crime. Cesare Lombroso and the Italian origins of Biological Criminology, Westport, 2002, passim).Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\UFI\0294209; Garrison-Morton, Morton's Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine, Cambridge, 1991, no. 174; D.H. Hook & J.M. Norman, eds., The Haskell F. Norman Library of science & medicine, San Francisco, 1991, 1384.

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        Manual of Military Engineering, Compiled at the School of military Engineering at Chatham.

      Harrison and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office., London 1893 - Original full flexible leather binding. Title and coat of arms in gilt with double ruled lines on front cover.Creasing to the spine. Fading of red dye to page edges. Adverts to paste downs and end papers. Stamp of the Royal Military College, Canada on title page contents page and the last page.Seventy-Seven full page, black and white plates.Copac and OCLC locate NO copies.A RARE military engineering manual. 1st Printing Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Morte d'Arthur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur

      London: Printed by Turnbull & Spears for J. D. Dent at Aldine House, 1893-1894. First THUS. Hardcover. Good. First thus. Two volume set in original pictorial cloth. (4to) 24x19 cm. (9.5 x 7.5"). lxiv, 455pp; lxv-xc, 458-990, note on text. One of 1500 copies of the regular issue, from a run of 1800. Good+ with darkened spines, some general toning and light staining to cloth, fraying and splitting along edges of second volume's spine but binding holding. Typical offsetting and a bit of light toning and foxing to contents.The first appearance of Aubrey Beardsley's first important work. "In Le Morte DArthur Beardsley learnt his job, but the result is no bungling student's work... If he had never illustrated another book, this edition of Morte DArthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration" (in The Twentieth Century Book, pp. 148-149). Beardsley was 20 years old when Dent first commissioned him with this project.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gezichten langs den Gooischen stoomtram.[Amsterdam], E. van Elfrinkhoff, [ca. 1893]. (Ca. 22.5 x 17.5 cm). With the title-page and each of the 12 photographs (12 x 17 cm) pasted on paperboard (17 x 22 cm), the photographs with printed titles below. Contemporary paperboard box.

      Rare collection of charming views of Muiden and Laren, along the trail of a steam tram. The photographs of Laren include Laarderhoog and the Hamdorff hotel (nowadays a restaurant); those of Muiden depict the Elsnerus cafe, the bathhouse, Muiderberg and the castle (Muiderslot) and other sights.With extensive manuscript notes on verso of the title-page by one of the first owners, who among other things writes that he bought this collection at an Amsterdam auction of H.G. Bom in 1893. The title-page cut horizontally below each of the six text lines with no loss or damage of words. In good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. Geschichte der Kolonisation bis zum Ausbruch des Krieges mit Witbooi April 1893.

      EA ca 26x20 cm (12) 223 (1) Seiten mit 15 Karten (auf 13 Tafeln) und 7 Anlagen Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Rückentitel und mit großem silbergeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdeckel (Einband etwas bestoßen und gering fleckig, Kapitale nicht ganz fachgerecht erneuert, ca 10 cm Einriß im vorderen Außengelenk, Vorsatzblätter [leer] erneuert, Stempel und Bücherzettel auf Vorsatzblatt, Stempel auf Vortitelblatt, die große Faltkarte mit unschön geklebtem Einriß, Seiten vereinzelt leicht fleckig insgesamt: von außen recht ordentlich, innen mit Benutzer- und Reparaturspuren) Seltenes Werk über Deutsch-Südwestafrika vom Gründer Windhoeks. Francois machte sich vor allem um die wirtschaftliche Erschließung des Landes verdient.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Almanach 1893. Huitième année. Texte par M. Hippolyte Devillers.

      - P., chez tous les libraires, 1893, In-16, couverture illustrée de motifs floraux dorés sur fond brun, sous chemise cartonnée illustrée d'une eau-forte, non paginé. Edition originale , un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon , signé par Boutet avec un double état des 16 pointes sèches comportant les initiales de l'artiste au crayon.Illustré de 24 gravures hors-texte dont 11 eaux-fortes, 9 pointes sèches, 4 lithographies et en frontispice un état supplémentaire de la couverture signé par Henri Boutet Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Windermere's Fan a Play about a Good Woman.

      Elkin Mathews London 1893 - First edition. 500 copies printed, 8vo., catalogue at end (September 1893), bound for Asprey in full red morocco gilt, gilt motifs to covers after the original design, all edges gilt, a fine copy. One of Oscar Wilde's great comedies. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Mason 357. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Les îles oubliées : Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne

      Hachette & Cie, 1893. In-folio, reliure éditeur demi-maroquin à coins ornée de figures et d'arabesques dorées, dos à nerfs, fleurons dorés, double filet sur les plats, tranches dorées, 503 pp. 255 illustrations in & hors-texte. Coupes lég. frottées. Belles illustrations d'après les dessins de l'auteur (1845-1915), artiste voyageur amoureux des pays méditerranéens.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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