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        Selections from the writings of William Blake

      Kegan,Paul, Trench & Truebner& Co, London 1893 - Full vellum binding gilt embossed decoration, gilt embossed title on green and brown, gilt top edge decorated end paper, binding tight and square no damage, Frontispiece engraving By William Blake, PO ex-libris on paste down fep, small spot on bottom edge Introductory essay by Laurence Housman Publisher statement This large paper Edition, consisting of fifty copies was printed in March 1893. This is copy No 30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare extra large tapestry of Chairman Mao and his chosen successor Lin Biao (created ?Little Red Book?) who died in a mysterious plane crash as he fled China after his plan to overthrow Mao was uncovered

      Superb tapestry, 66? x 60?, depicting Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-tung] (1893-1976) and Lin Biao [Lin Piao] (1907-1971). The images were based on a photograph taken in 1967. Lin is holding the ?Little Red Book? (?Quotations from Chairman Mao?) which he had compiled and published. After Lin?s death, his name and image were removed from all books, posters, etc. in the People?s Republic of China. Fine condition.Lin first met Mao in 1928. During the civil war (1946-1949) which resulted in the Communists taking over mainland China from the government of Chiang Kai-shek, Lin was responsible for defeating the Guomindang armies in Manchuria, and for taking both Peking and Tianjin. In 1955, he was made a Marshal of the People's Liberation Army and in 1958, he became Vice-Chairman of the Party Central Committee. In 1959, Lin was named Minister of Defense. It was Lin Biao who compiled and had published the ?Little Red Book? (?Quotations from Chairman Mao?) in 1964. In 1969, Lin Biao was anointed Mao?s ?close comrade

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        Strange, But True. Life and Adventures of Captain Thomas Crapo and Wife

      New Bedford: Capt. Thomas Crapo, c., 1893. Small octavo, with illustrations; a very good copy in the original brown cloth. Man & wife, across the Atlantic! The short-handed sailor Thomas Crapo enjoyed sudden fame for his gruelling transatlantic crossing in a 19 foot dory, accompanied by his new wife. The seven-week voyage resulted in a publicity and show tour for the couple that lasted several years. Crapo self-published this ghosted autobiography in 1893, and turned eventually to the coastal cargo trade until May 1899 when in an attempt to repeat his former triumphs he left New Bedford in a 9 foot dinghy, bound for Cuba. His body was recovered off Charleston some time later. Mrs C. was left penniless and re-issued her late husband's 'autobiography' to raise funds. The reissue is not identified on the title-page but may be identified by the fact that it ends on p. 151 with Mrs. Crapo's description of his demise. This re-issue is much scarcer than the first edition; this copy was signed on the title-page by Joanna Crapo in 1904.

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        Icones Orchidearum Austro-Africanarum Extra-Tropicarum; or, figures, with descriptions, of extra-tropical South African Orchids, 3 Volumes + The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula, in 4 uniformly-bound volumes

      London: William Wesley and Son, 1893-1913 + Cape Town: Darter Bros and Co., 1918. First edition.. The front blank endpapers show scattered light foxing endpapers as do 2 of the 4 title pages; 4 of the 419 hand-colored plates show just a hint of marginal foxing; overall, the text, hand-colored plates and fine green morocco bindings of this four volume set are remarkably clean - a tight and bright copy in fine condition.. Pp. (vol. 1): vi, (6), (6), with 100 hand-colored lithographic plates (partially colored as called for), each with descriptive text leaves, (5), index, appendix; (vol. 2): pp. vi, frontispiece portrait of the author, with 100 hand-colored lithographic plates (partially colored as called for), each with descriptive text leaves, (3), index; (vol. 3): pp. (6), with 100 hand-colored lithographic plates (partially colored as called for), each with descriptive text leaves, (3), index; + (Cape Peninsula): pp. xxxiii, 1-141, (1); 119 partially hand-colored plates (2 are double page). One-quarter green morocco leather with five raised bands, spine with gilt panel lines and black author/title/volume label lettered in gilt in 2 compartments, over French marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches). This set contains the complete first edition of Icones Orchidearum Austro-Africanarum Extra-Tropicarum, 3 volumes and the complete second edition of The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula edited by Harriet M.L. Bolus and Alice M. Greene. These two works are bound uniformly in later fine green morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers. The two works have a total of 419 partially colored plates - these two works represent the foundation of for the study of South African orchids by the first orchidologist of South Africa, Harry Bolus. From the academic library of botanist Edmund A. C. L. E. Schelpe of Natal University College, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa with his printed name and address on the front blank endpaper.

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        Les Jouets [Histoire - Fabrication]

      Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin / Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies, 1893 Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin / Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies [1893]. In French. First hardbound edition [edition in wraps was issued the same year; priority unknown to me]10.25" x 8.25",5 lbs. 324 + 2 pp. Quarter period black calf and dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners just touched; cover gilt device a bit worn; front hinge cracking before title page, still strong; some toning to flyleaves, notation in French, "Marius Prix d'Excellence" at ffep. Otherwise, much better than VG, approaching near fine [graded as Near Fine by an experienced previous owner]. A sturdy and handsome copy. The first hardcover edition Leo Claretie's remarkable work on the history, fabrication, and [to a degree]the social integration of toys, through to his era in the later 1800's. Les Jouets has been called the "bible" of that subject matter; Claretie [1862-1924] was an internationally highly-regarded expert on the subject. Replete with illustrations - 300 "dans le texte" as well as 13 plates, of which six are in full color [see scans]. Scarce, nice acquisition. L9

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        A History of Northumberland. Complete 15 volume set

      London: Andrew Reid. G : in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed and marked. Inner hinge cracking. Spines faded with some wear and loss. 1893. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 8000pp. b/w engravings/photographs & maps. [Covers the following : I. Bamburgh & Belford. II: Embleton Ellingham, Howick, Longhoughton, Lesbury. III: Hexhamshire Pt 1. IV : Hexhamshire Pt 2, Chollerton, Kirkheaton, Thockrington. V : Warkworth, Chevington, Shilbottle, Brainshaugh. VI : Bywell, Slayley. VII : Edlingham, Bolton, Felton, Framlington, Brinkburn. VIII : tynemouth. IX ;Earsdon, Horton. X : Corbridge and Roman Remains. XI : Carham, Branxton, Kirknewton, Wooler, Ford. XII : Ovingham, Stamfordham, Ponteland. XIII : Heddon -on -the -Wall, Newburn, Longbenton, Wallsend, Gosforth, Cramlington, Benwell, Elswick, Heaton, Byker, Fenham and Jesmond, This volume also covers the suberbs of Newcastle with special sections on the Tyne coal trade and Roman Wall. XIV : Alnham, Chatton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Ilderton, Ingram, Whittingham, Lowick, Doddington, as well as a substantial prehistoric section. XV : Simonburn, Humshaugh, Bellingham, Falstone, Thorneyburn, Greystead, Wark, Rothbury, Alwinton, Holystone, Kidland and a substantial prehistoric section and detailed survey of Roman Redesdale]Editors include Edward Bateson, Allen B Hinds, John Crawford Hodgson, H E Craster, Kenneth H Vickers, Medeleine Hope Dodds. The volumes cover areas within ecclesiastical parishes with sections on Prehistory, Romans and The Tyne Coal Trade as well as the four ancient parishes within Newcastle. Each volume is indexed and there are extensive pedigrees and genealogies. Includes volumes 14 and 15 on Rothbury, Alwinton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Whittingham. Bookplate on fep. .

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        Sing-Song A Nursery Rhyme Book

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1893. NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED FROM SWINBURNE TO HIS SISTER. 1 vol., illustrated by Arthur Hughes. Bound in the publisher's original moire style green cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine with some minor rubbing but without any loss, inscribed on the front blank endleaf "Alice Swinburne/ from her affectionate brother/ ACSwinburne/ Jan. 1896".

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        Adventures in Australia Fifty Years Ago

      London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1893. Octavo, 368pp., colour folding map and 14 plates; maroon cloth, gilt title to spine, a little wear to the extremities and small stain to the front board else very good. A compelling and vivid autobiographical narrative of travels in colonial Australia. John Demarr, a Yorkshire farmer, arrived in Sydney in 1839 and travelled extensively through Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland working variously as a drover, storeman and stockman. The work is replete with vignettes of rural life in Australia and descriptions of the prevailing economic and social conditions. Demarr, a sympathetic observer, shows an uncharacteristic concern for the convicts and native population: 'I have gone up to a black's fire, where three or four were seated, filling my pipe with tobacco; at once, one or two would rise, and offer me a fire stick, with which to light the pipe. How many boors are there in England, either in town or country, who would do such a thing, or even think of doing it?' Generously illustrated and lucidly written, this is a charming narrative as well as a valuable item of Australian social history. It is worth noting that the List of Illustrations calls for 15 plates (14 plates including the frontispiece and one textual illustration); there is also a folding map.

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        The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1893. Tall octavo, frontispiece and four maps, numerous plates and illustrations, bookplate, early owner's name on endpaper; a fine copy in original blue cloth, gilt, very light bumping at extremities of spine. First edition of the author's only book. A lengthy, sometimes self-aggrandizing, attempt to justify the displacement of the "Kanakas" to work in the plantations of Northern Queensland, on the grounds that they were a "class of labourers better able to endure the climate than Europeans, as well as to work at a cheaper rate". Wawn had been involved in the trade since its inception in 1875, after five years trading, salvaging and beach-combing among the islands of the western Pacific. Here, Wawn is complacent about the implications of the trade, as can be seen in his incendiary dedication to the pioneers and sugar-planters of Queensland, "Basely Betrayed, and Unscrupulously Sacrificed to the Greed of the Political Place-hunter and the Howling Ignorance which follows in his train…". Peter Corris has written of Wawn and his book: "Something of a misanthropist, Wawn was intensely critical of his fellow Europeans, and never concealed his disapproval of the manners of the Pacific islands people but he did not deny their intelligence and resourcefulness. His book, The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade, is a valuable, sensitive and subtle account of the nature of the trade" (ADB). Wawn's original manuscript was lost on the wreck of the Quetta in 1890, forcing him to re-write and update the work as here. A mollifying preface by the editors is evidence of mounting political pressure in England regarding the trade; they comment that they have chosen to concentrate on the narrative and practical aspects of the work, deputing W. Delisle Hay with the task of editing the book for publication.

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        Poems

      London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1893. Octavo. Original tan buckram, titles to spine gilt. Decorative title page. Sticker to front pastedown, spine tanned and partially split. Very good. First edition, first impression. One of 350 copies published in the UK. With the signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Matty Roscoe from Robert Garnett Dec. 1893". Robert Garnett was the son of Richard. He would marry Martha (Matty) Roscoe in 1901.

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        Fram over Polhavet.

      . Den norske Polarfaerd 1893-1896. Med et Tillaeg af Otto Sverdrup. 2 bd. Kria 1897. Rigt illustr. 526 + 554 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. Paent rent og velholdt ekspl. Richly illustr. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Nice clean copy and the binding in very good condition. * "Fram over Polhavet" (Farthest North) is Nansen's own account of a remarkable achievement in polar exploration, every detail of which was worked out by Nansen himself and went absolutely according to the plan. Printing and the Mind of Man 384. Nuuk 252..

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        Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage round the World made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS... Edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton

      London: Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, with portrait frontispiece, four maps and plates bound in as well as three large folding charts in rear endpaper sleeve; a little toning of the edges, a few leaves thumbed, yet a very good copy overall in the original polished wooden boards (slightly splayed as is often seen), morocco spine lettered in gilt. First publication of the corner journal. A wonderful Cook relic: one of just fifty copies of this special version of the first publication of Cook's "Corner Journal", a very limited edition of a book published in several other forms. This special version is bound with wooden sides made from timber taken from "Cook's Tree" - an elm tree on Clapham Common which, according to local legend, was planted by Cook himself: the tree blew down in 1893. As Holmes notes, the tradition was 'no doubt apocryphal', but one should of course allow relics a life and value of their own. There are after all many more bones of St Catherine of Siena preserved in the cathedrals of Europe than a single skeleton might require. And as for Cook's Cottage in Melbourne… This edition of the "Corner Journal", whether in this exotic timbered form or in the more regular versions, was a significant publication anyway, as the first full publication of Cook's journal of the Endeavour voyage, transcribed from the so-called "Corner Journal" in the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales) with additions from the Admiralty journal. 'For the first time one of Cook's journals is presented to the public unmutilated by any editor…' (Holmes).

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        Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark "Endevour" 1768-71

      Elliot Stock, London 1893 - A literal transcription of the original MSS. Cook's Journals contain remarkable accounts of his many discoveries, and of those natives he met and how the weather behaved each day of his journey. A remarkable adventure. Frontispiece, and two other plates, 400pp., 3 large folding maps at rear (one with short closed tear) large folding maps at pages.32, 81, 109, and 328. Two facsimile letters. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blue crushed morocco over blue cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, at foot of binding is a name in gilt "Ducie" and on the title page is also the name Ducie dated May 1893. Very nice. Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Study in Scarlet. A New Edition with a Note on Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Joseph Bell and Forty Illustrations by Geo. Hutchinson. FIRST EDITION WITH BELL"S "NOTE

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

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        Kindersang. Neue Bilder zu alten Liedern. Hermannstadt, W. Krafft 1920. 4°. 8 Blätter. Mit 12, meist nahezu blattgr. Farblithographien. Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Deckelbildern und farb. illustrierten Vorsatzblättern.

      . . Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Nicht in den bekannten Kinderbuchbibliographien verzeichnet. - Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Grete Copony (Zernescht bei Kronstadt, Siebenbürgen, 1893-1990 Berlin) lernte u. a. auf der Münchner Kunstschule bei Moritz Heymann und Walter Teutsch, bevor sie in ihre Heimat nach Siebenbürgen zurück kehrte. 1917 heiratete sie den Germanisten Richard Csaki. Nach der gemeinsamen Umsiedlung nach Deutschland veranstaltete u. a. die Galerie Nierendorf in Berlin eine Ausstellung mit ihren Werken. Diese gerieten 1936 unter den Verdacht "entartet" zu sein. Daraufhin versagte sich die Künstlerin bis zum Kriegsende weitere öffentliche Auftritte. Nach 1945 wirkte sie u. a. in Berlin, hatte ein Atelier auf Ägina in Griechenland. Das Haus am Lütowplatz zeigte zuletzt 1984 eine größere Werkschau. - Neben dem hier vorliegenden Kinderbuch schuf sie ein weiteres Bilderbuch mit dem Titel "Kinderland" (1922). - Die Bilder sind plakativ und großflächig angelegt und illustrieren einen bekannten Kindervers. "C.-C. Bilder lassen sich in ihrer frühen Phase dem Expressionismus zuordnen, wobei auch eine enge Beziehung zur neuen französischen Malerei bemerkbar ist" (DBE 2, 408). Der Kunsthistoriker Hans Wühr erinnerte sich: "Sie erregte mehr Befremden als Beifall [bei den Bürgern Hermannstadts in den 20er Jahren] [...] der Kleinbürger [war] entsetzt und erzürnt oder überheblich belustigt, der Name der Künstlerin synonym für abscheuliche Kunst". - Vier Bilduntertexte in siebenbürgisch-sächsischer Mundart. - Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Der Einband ist nur gering berieben. Vorderer Innendeckel teilw. mit Abrieb, etwa 2 : 2 cm. Das Buch ist unten am Bug etwas eingedellt.

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        Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des hannoverschen Landes, mit der besonderen Berücksichtigung der Resdenz-Stadt Hannover.

      Redaktion und Verlag von Willy Frerk, Hannover, 1893.. 1. Auflage. 1. Jahrgang Nr.1.-Nr.21/22.(1.Februar 1893-1. Dezember 1893) 172 Seiten. (komplett)(Diese Zeitschrift erscheint am 1. und am 15. jeden Monats.) Gepr.Leineneinband mit gld.Titel. Sauberes Inhaltsverzeichnis von alter Hand auf dem vorderen Innendeckel und Vorsatz.Buchblock minimal gelockert. Sonst kaum Lagerspuren. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        THE LAST YEARS OF LOUIS XV

      Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1893. First edition. Copy no. 128 of 150 copies printed on Holland hand-made paper and signed by the Chairman of the Publication Committee. Fine. First edition. Copy no. 128 of 150 copies printed on Holland hand-made paper and signed by the Chairman of the Publication Committee. Quarto. vi, [ii], 236p. Illustrated with full-page portraits of Madame Du Barry and Marie Antoinette, each in two states, Goupil photogravures and the same in bistre, the frontispiece hand-colored. This copy additionally illustrated by David Edward Cronin, so indicated by a hand dawn scroll on the title page dated 1916. The extra illustrations are 65 beautifully executed watercolors and original drawings in tints and pen-and-ink. Elegantly bound in dark purple crushed morocco with watered silk endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments of vines and leaves, the covers with a series of gilt frames with vine and leaf corner ornaments and with similar ornaments on the dentelles.

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        Cosmopolis. Roman. Illustre d'Aquarelles par Duez, Jeanniot et Myrbach Edition du Figaro.

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, Editeur, 1893. Octavo (22 x 16 cm). Red half-leather binding with imperial monogram of Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov (pseudonym K.R.); gilt-ruled spine; original pictorial wrappers preserved; [i], ii-iv, [1], [2-471 pp. Color frontis and many illustrations by Duez, Jeanniot and Myrbach in the text and on seven plates (three colored). Signed "Konstantin" on the front wrapper and "Petersbourg 1893" on the title page; with brief notes throughout indicating which chapters were read when and where and occasional underlining. Spine extremities and corners rubbed; a few creases to endpapers; stamp of the Academy of the History of Material Culture; else an attractive copy. First edition of this novel by the French poet, novelist and critic Paul Bourget (1852-1935). Set in Rome, this work of psychological realism depicts the life of decadent European society in the late nineteenth century, raising the question of personal moral responsibility, and corresponds to Bourget's renewed embrace of the Catholic faith in the 1890s. This copy is from the library of the Russian Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov (1858-1915), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I. As a young boy, the Grand Duke was more interested in arts and letters than in the customary military upbringing required of male members of the Imperial Family. Although he went on to serve with distinction in the Imperial Russian Navy and later in the Izmailovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard, he preferred to spend his time as a patron of the arts and entertainment, as well as a practicing artist, poet, and playwright of some regard (using the pseudonym K.R., short for Konstantin Romanov). He founded numerous literary societies and published translations of German and English literary works. Many of his poems later became the basis of famous art songs. Following the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, three of the Grand Duke's sons were murdered in Alapaevsk while other members of the family were able to emigrate, and parts of the library were evidently dispersed or absorbed by public institutions. The frequent inscription of "Palais de Marbre" suggests that this book was read at the Palace, which Konstantin Romanov co-owned after 1888. He has underlined numerous passages, including one concerned with the task of the artist: "Obscsur ou celebre, riche ou pauvre, un artiste doit etre d'abord un artisan et en pratiquer les vertus fecondes: l'application patiente, la technicite consciencieuse, l'absorption modeste dans la besogne [...]" (114). A rare document providing a glimpse into the habits and tastes of the Grand Duke.

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        THE HISTORY OF GODEFREY OF BOLOYNE AND OF THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM.

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893.This new edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1 - 450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown patch and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half - title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age - browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore - edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short - lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was ? not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer?s mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris ?will be a loser by it, but? be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer? which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Hawks and Owls of the United States in Their Relation to Agriculture (inscribed to Mrs. E.H. Harriman with Reference to the Alaska Harriman Expedition)

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1893 - 210p. with twenty-six chromolithographs of the hawks and owls of the United States. Inscribed: "To Mrs. E.H. Harriman, mother of the H.A.E. with sincere regards from A.K. Fisher" [H.A.E., of course, stands for the Alaska Harriman Expedition. Her late husband was the sponsor of the Expedition and was one of the major railroad magnates of the late 19th Century. 8vo

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        Plat Book of Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina Counties, North Dakota Drawn and Compiled from Personal Observations, Actual Surveys and County Records. Illustrated

      D. W. Ensign & Co, 1893. Leather_bound. Very good. 122 p. 56 cm. 88 p. of colour maps, one b&w frontispiece birdseye view of the Valley of the Red River of the North, 54 b&w illustrations. Red cloth, respined and recornered in red leather. Gold lettering. Soiling and ring marks to cloth. Professional paper repairs to pastedowns, frontispiece, title page, and contents page. One corner of frontispiece illustration affected with no loss of detail. New front free endpaper. Dampstained edge to rear free endpaper. Some spotting and thumbing throughout but overall appearance of maps and illustrations is clean. Business directory and land owner index for all three counties. Street maps of 49 cities and villages including Grand Forks, Larimore, Northwood, Grafton, Crystal, Pembina, St. Thomas and such colourful place names as Arvilla, Emerado, Ojata, New Warsaw, Voss, Cavalier, and Walhalla. Illustrations of such landmarks as the Grand Forks Brewery, Pembina County Court House, Hotel Dakotah, the Bartholomew Block in Grand Forks, the diary farm of J. H. Bosard, etc.

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        BORDEAUX ET SES VINS CLASSES PAR ORDRE DE MERITE 6EME EDITION.

      MASSON / FERET 1893 - R300013685: 794 pages illustrées de plusieurs plans dépliants en couleur et de nombreuses gravures en noir dans et hors texte. Quelques accrocs. Couverture détachée. In-12 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 634.8-Viticulture, vin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Christopher Columbus: His Own Book of Privileges, 1502 [Photographic Facsimile of the Manuscript in the Archives of the Foreign Office in Paris, Now for the First Time Published, with Expanded Text Translation into English and an Historical Introduction]

      B. F. Stevens, London 1893 - (Travel & Exploration) COLUMBUS, Christopher; BARWICK, G. F. (Transliteration and Translation); HARRISSE, Henry (Introduction); STEVENS, Benjamin Franklin (Compilation and Preface). Christopher Columbus: His Own Book of Privileges, 1502 [Photographic Facsimile of the Manuscript in the Archives of the Foreign Office in Paris, Now for the First Time Published, with Expanded Text Translation into English and an Historical Introduction]. London: B. F. Stevens, 1893. First Thus ? Limited Edition. Folio, 14.5 x 9 in. Hardcover, quarter-bound in calf leather over original thick wooden boards, anchor clasps (chains missing), 284 pages, uncut. Title in red and black, colored coat-of-arms frontispiece, facsimile text facing English text in black letter and transliteration in italic. Pastedowns coming unglued. Toning to page edges. Front hinge cracked at base. Joints starting - intact but tender. Leather rubbed with some scuffing and toning. Good condition overall. A fascinating and SCARCE piece that offers a unique look into the life of an historical legend. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Columbus Outdone! Capt. Andrews' Cruise in the Sapolio

      Enoch Morgan's Sons Company, New York 1893 - Octavo, folding map and folding plate, illustrated throughout; spine ends a little rubbed, front endpaper slightly chipped, very good in original illustrated brown cloth, flyleaf inscribed and signed by the author. Williams' solo crossing in his smallest boat. Signed presentation copy in original illustrated cloth, detailing the audacious solo transatlantic crossing of William Andrews in 1892. Andrews has previously completed a crossing in a vessel of some twenty feet (see previous item), but evidently found it too commodious - perhaps because there was enough room for his brother. This time, he set out in a considerably smaller vessel of 14 feet 6 inches christened the Sapolio. Entirely hand-made by Andrews, this delicate boat of canvas stretched upon a cedar frame began her courageous voyage from Atlantic City in New Jersey on July 21, 1892, arriving at the point of Columbus' departure in Spain some 63 days later. This book includes the journal kept by Andrews, with descriptions and illustrations of the Azores where the Sapolio anchored during the voyage. This copy, with a signed inscription by Andrews, was issued as a souvenir for the Chicago World's Fair - a spectacular exhibition of innovation and commerce staged to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the Americas in 1492. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La bella Napoli.

      Stuttgart, Berlin & Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, [1893]. 40 x 29 cm. Red cloth with illustration of a lady with her lapdog in colors. VIII, 212 p. with 11 leaves (1 double) illustrations in collotype ('Lichtdruck'), reproductions of the highly detailed naturalistic drawings by Allers, and many pictures in the text, some in colors. All edges gilt. First edition. Very good copy with only some minor wear and discoloring on the cover. The fine upper cover illustration with gilt lettering is in nice condition with only a little spotting. Almost unfoxed, an excellently preserved copy.* Descriptions of places in and around Naples written by Allers himself, but also by Walter Trede and Alexander Olinda, extensively illustrated with detailed sketches and grand views by Allers, an exceptionally talented artist who exhibited a lot of joy in his work. Apart from Naples, Camaldoli is treated, next to Ischia, Baiae, Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Paestum and Castellammare. Fine sights of Pompeii and many portraits of worthy men and beautiful women, and loving depictions of Italian types.

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        Strange, But True. Life and Adventures of Captain Thomas Crapo and Wife

      Capt. Thomas Crapo, c., New Bedford 1893 - Small octavo, with illustrations; a very good copy in the original brown cloth. Man & wife, across the Atlantic! The short-handed sailor Thomas Crapo enjoyed sudden fame for his gruelling transatlantic crossing in a 19 foot dory, accompanied by his new wife. The seven-week voyage resulted in a publicity and show tour for the couple that lasted several years. Crapo self-published this ghosted autobiography in 1893, and turned eventually to the coastal cargo trade until May 1899 when in an attempt to repeat his former triumphs he left New Bedford in a 9 foot dinghy, bound for Cuba. His body was recovered off Charleston some time later. Mrs C. was left penniless and re-issued her late husband's 'autobiography' to raise funds. The reissue is not identified on the title-page but may be identified by the fact that it ends on p. 151 with Mrs. Crapo's description of his demise. This re-issue is much scarcer than the first edition; this copy was signed on the title-page by Joanna Crapo in 1904. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage round the World made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS? Edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton?

      Elliot Stock, London 1893 - Large octavo, with portrait frontispiece, four maps and plates bound in as well as three large folding charts in rear endpaper sleeve; a little toning of the edges, a few leaves thumbed, yet a very good copy overall in the original polished wooden boards (slightly splayed as is often seen), morocco spine lettered in gilt. First publication of the corner journal. A wonderful Cook relic: one of just fifty copies of this special version of the first publication of Cook's "Corner Journal", a very limited edition of a book published in several other forms. This special version is bound with wooden sides made from timber taken from "Cook's Tree" - an elm tree on Clapham Common which, according to local legend, was planted by Cook himself: the tree blew down in 1893. As Holmes notes, the tradition was 'no doubt apocryphal', but one should of course allow relics a life and value of their own. There are after all many more bones of St Catherine of Siena preserved in the cathedrals of Europe than a single skeleton might require. And as for Cook's Cottage in Melbourne? This edition of the "Corner Journal", whether in this exotic timbered form or in the more regular versions, was a significant publication anyway, as the first full publication of Cook's journal of the Endeavour voyage, transcribed from the so-called "Corner Journal" in the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales) with additions from the Admiralty journal. 'For the first time one of Cook's journals is presented to the public unmutilated by any editor?' (Holmes). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gazetteer of Britain and Ireland

      98 - London, Paris and Melbourne - Cassell and Company, 1893. 98 - London, Paris and Melbourne - Cassell and Company, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A topographical dictionary of the UK, providing general descriptions, physical and geological features, landmarks, and parliamentary information. Featuring sixty coloured maps, including frontispieces (collated complete). With numerous illustrations, many photographic. Cassell & Co is a British book publishing house, founded in 1848 by John Cassell (1817-1865). Complete in six volumes. Condition: In red cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks to the boards and some bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot and some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Gems of National Poetry

      sp;- London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1893. sp;- London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Albion edition of this poetry anthology, compiled and edited by Mrs Valentine. In a beautiful Arts and Crafts half-morocco binding. Containing works from Chaucer, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Milton, Hood, Gray, Campbell, and many others. With tissue-guarded frontispiece. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally very smart, with just some light rubbing to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to half-title. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some light spotting to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Brehms Tierleben, dritte, gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage, komplett in zehn Bänden, zusätzlich Registerband und "Die Schöpfung der Tierwelt" von Dr. Wilhelm Haacke

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893.. 3. Auflage, 10 Bände plus Registerband Halbleder. Drucke von 1893 bis 1900. Dekorativer Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Marmorierter Schnitt. Zusätzlich zur kompletten dritten Auflage von Brehms Tierleben (Herausgegeben von Professor Dr. Eduard Pechuel-Loesche) inklusive Registerband erstehen Sie das in gleicher Aufmachung herausgegebene Werk "Die Schöpfung der Tierwelt" von Dr. Wilhelm Haacke (1893). Lederecken geringfügig bestoßen, Seiten leicht wellig, aber sauber. Die Buchrücken sind etwas berieben (S. Foto). Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

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        Montezuma's Daughter

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1893. London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this H. Rider Haggardromance novel. With twety-four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front board. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Front end-paper missing. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Der Dom zu Speier und verwandte Bauten (die Dome zu Mainz und Worms, die Abteikirchen zu Limburg a. Hardt, Hersfeld und Kauffungen etc.). Aufgenommen und dargestellt von Wilhelm Meyer-Schwartau.

      Berlin, Springer, 1893 - 2° (39.5 x 27 cm), 170 S. m. 72 Textabb., 32 tlw. doppelblattgrosse Falttaf., Priv.-HLwd. m. aufgezogenem Umschlag der Orig.-Broschur., Bibliotheksexemplar (Rückenschildchen, Schild a. Innendeckel, Stempel a. Titelei), Deckel fleckig, Gelenk zwischen zwei Lagen geplatzt, Papier min. gebräunt; allg. und innen gutes Ex. Erstausgabe. Frühe wissenschaftl. Abhandlung zu den Kaiserdomen und ihrer kunstgeschichtlichen Wirkung. 3300 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1893. London, George Newnes Limited 1893, 1893. THIRD EDITION. Octavo, pp.283. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, publisher's original pictorial cloth bound in at rear. One or two minor marks within, some rubbing to title; a very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action... The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924). Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. See also Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (2002), Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction (1994), DeWaal; The International Sherlock Holmes (1980), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966), Elley Queen; Queen's Quorum (1951).

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        The Study-Book of Mediaeval Architecture and Art; Being a Series of Working Drawings of the Principal Monuments of the Middle Ages. Whereof the plans, sections, and details are drawn to uniform scales. (4 Bde. compl.).

      Edinburgh, John Grant, 1893 - 2°, ca. 600 Textseiten und ca. 400 Tafeln., OLdr. goldgeprägt., Kleines Bibl.-Schild a. Rücken, Deckel berieben. Bibl.-Stemp. auf Titelbl. - trotzdem gutes Exemplar. 8000 gr.

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        History of Godefrey of Boloyne, The

      , 1893. 1893. The First Book Published and Sold at the Kelmscott Press[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [GUILELMUS, Archbishop of Tyre]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and of the Conquest of Iherusalem. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, 1893].One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 306 copies. Large quarto. xxii, [2], 450, [2] pp. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer types. Decorative woodcut title, borders, and initials. Woodcut printer’s device. Reprinted from Caxton’s edition of 1481. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling.Original full limp vellum with yapp edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Original brown silk ties. A couple of very small areas of rubbing on the edges, minimal foxing to the edges only, otherwise a near fine copy with the gilt on the spine bright and fresh. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case.“This book must from a literary point of view be considered one of Caxton’s most important works. It is not a ‘romance,’ as it has been called by Dibdin, Blades, an others, but a very serious piece of history, the original of which is William of Tyre’s Historia Rerum in partibus transmarinis Gestarum; from the French translation of which Caxton made his English version, bringing it to an end just after the death of Godfrey, whereas the Archbishop of Tyre carries on the history for many more years. The style of Caxton’s book is vigorous and agreeable, and often reads like the most dramatic of all historic works, Lord Berner’s translation of Froissart, and altogether it is a delightful book to read” (William Morris, quoted in Peterson).“This was the fifth and last of the Caxton reprints, with many new ornaments and initials, and a new printer’s mark. It was first announced as in the press in the list dated Dec. 1892. It was the first book published and sold at the Kelmscott Press” (Sparling).Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 25-26. Peterson A15. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 326, no. 15. Sparling 15. Tomkinson, p. 112, no. 15.

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        Nettelbeck. Miß Maria Brown. Historische Novellen.

      Berlin, Verlag C. Malcomes, 1893.. EA. 8°. 212 S. m. Dokumententasche a. Innendeckel m. Brief m. Gedicht v. 9. April 1899, und Transkription (Typoskript), DINA5, unterz. v. Hans Stöcklein, Bruno Paul, E. Thöny, Hans v. Weber u. Amadeus Mayer Caspari. Das handschriftl. Gedicht dreimal gefaltet, an einer Bugkante eingerissen, gebräuntes Papier. Mit frankiertem Briefkuvert (handschriftlich an Friederike Kempner in Reichthal Reg.Bezirk Breslau). Dazu Durchschlag eines Typoskripts v. 20.6.61 an den Schweizer Verleger Schifferli (Verlag der Arche), Zürich, mit dem das Gedicht erklärenden Inhalt "..send ich Ihnen heute ... den kuriosen Brief von den Simplizissimus-Leuten.." Eigenh. Unterschriften von Hans Stöcklein, Bruno Paul, E. Thöny, Hans von Weber, Amadeus Mayer Caspari, die sich in diesem Brief als "Lyrisch-aesthetischen Verein" bezeichnen. Das Ganze wohl als Scherz mit der "Schlesischen Nachtigall" gedacht. Das Buch: Privates Halbleinen m. Rückengoldpr. u. Buntpapierbezug. Leinenecken. Kopffarbschnitt, O-Umschlag eingebunden. Tadellos erhalten.. Auch das Buch eher selten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 20. XII. 1893.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen "geehrten Herrn Doktor": "Soeben habe ich allen Herren Vertrauensleuten und der Partei eine offizielle Bekanntmachung geschickt, daß ich kandidieren werde. Gestört hat mich diese Anonymität - vor allem wie könnte ich mich gegen die Agitation der N[arodni] L[isty] [d. s. die "Nationalen Blätter", das Parteiorgan der Agrarpartei] zur Wehr setzen? Werde ich nicht gewählt, wird es nicht schlimmer sein - wenigstens habe ich gezeigt, daß der Mensch sich um der Wahrheit willen nicht fürchten muß. Die N. L. würde auf jede Weise agitieren - etliche würden nicht wählen, wenn sie keine Sicherheit haben, daß ich kandidiere, deshalb ist es das beste aufzutreten. Dabei hat der von Ihnen genehmigte Plan Gültigkeit. Ich ersuche die Partei und die Herren Vertrauensleute, daß der Kandidat nicht aufgestellt wird und daß dann auch ich nicht in die Versammlung muß und wir dadurch den Streitigkeiten entgehen [...]" (aus einer beiliegenden Übersetzung ins Deutsche).

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        The Celtic Twilight

      London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1893. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats. With bookplate of John Sparrow (1906-1992 - book collector and Warden of All Souls, Oxford) to front pastedown; owner signature to half-title. Spine sunned and gently cocked, prelims and endmatter lightly tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, in the first variant binding of this collection of prose pieces. It was a key part of Yeats' work to define a distinctly Irish national identity and culture and it reflects 'the connection between folklore and occult divination which characterized Yeats's side of the [Celtic] movement' (ODNB).

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        EXPOSICIÓN Histórico-Europea de Madrid. (Album)

      - Madrid, Sucesores de Laurent, (1893), 40,5 x 30 cm., holandesa pergamino con puntas, CCXL láminas, varias de ellas dobles y una cuádruple, reproduciendo las joyas artísticas y arqueológicas de la Exposicón. (Varias láminas desprendidas). MADRID

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        Syk kjaerlihet. Roman. Orig. udgave.

      . Paris 1893. 362 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag i paent privat halvlaeder. Omslag let nusset, ellers rent eksemplar. * "Syk kjaerlihet" er förste del til en trilogi. De övrige "Bekjendelser" og "Faengsel og fortvilelse" udkom i Lorient og Concarneau 1902. Straks ved udgivelsen blev "Syk kjaerlighet" beslaglagt i hele Skandinavien pa grund af sit "pornografiske" indhold..

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        GRACE DARLING (T.J. Wise Piracy)

      London: "Printed only for private circulation", 1893. London: Printed only for private circulation, 1893.  Pirated edition (identifed by Barker & Collins in their "Sequel" [1983] as a Thomas J. Wise piracy), 24.5 x 19.5cm [4to], in buff boards w/gilt title to spine, [1-9; half-title, blank, titlepage, blank, limitation statement ("The impression of this book is limited to a few copies for private circulation only"), blank, text, blank, text] 10-20 [text], [21-24; printer's statement followed by 3 blanks], all enclosed within a fitted manila envelope.  Printed on watermarked handmade paper by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd., London & Bungay; Wise claimed that 30 copies were printed on paper & 3 on vellum (see Ashley VI 186).  For further info see Barker & Collins's "Sequel," Dossier 233, where this pamphlet is identified as a "changling" ("piratically manufactured though probably not falsely dated").  From the library of Arthur B. Spingarn w/his Beardsley-esque bookplate (designed by Ruth Reeves) to fr. pastedown, & later from the Fountain Lawn Library of La Fayette Butler w/his labels to fr. pastedown & envelope; also w/the bookseller's ticket of Henry Sotheran & Co., London to fr. pastedown, & small label of Laurel Book Service, Hazelton PA to rear pastedown.  Binding Good (boards soiled, & moderate wear to spine); contents Near-Fine.

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        Bel carteggio costituito da sei lettere del pittore ticinese dirette all'amico De Angeli, di cui tre autografe firmate (per un totale di quattro pp. in - 8) e tre autografe su bigl. da visita. Dat. 1893 - 1895. 'L'operazione del quadro 'Il dolore' venne fatta come Ella desiderava e con giusta ragione perché figurava meglio. Quando Ella credo può venire a vederlo'. 'A me certi artisti mi fanno l'effetto dimettermi di cattivo umore appena aprono la bocca, nel mentre ammiro il loro ingegno'.

      

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Order of Chivalry

      William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1893) dated 24 February 1893 but issued 12 April 1893.). William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1893) dated 24 February 1893 but issued 12 April 1893.) Limited edition of 225 copies, (there were 10 copies on vellum) Translated from the French by William Caxton and reprinted from his edition of 1484. Edited by F S Ellis. with translation by William Morris. Woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Printed in Chaucer type in black and red. 150(1)pp. bound in limp vellum, lacking ties, gift inscription with initials only on front blank, some soiling to vellum. Internally clean and bright. A very nice copy of this increasingly scarce title. A beautifully produced work from the Kelmscott Press, which Morris founded in 1891. The Kelmscott Press was devoted to publishing beautifully printed books in limited editions. [Peterson A13]. Limited Edition. Octavo.

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