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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Yeoman's In The Fork]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SIGNUM Antiquariat]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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'.


      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Gesamtansicht im Jahre 1893 (10 x 47 cm), umgeben von 25 weiteren Ansichten.

      . Lichtdruck nach Zeichnungen von E. Zschille bei Massute, Küstrin, 1893, 50 x 70 cm.. Imposantes Souvenirblatt. Am unteren Rand etwas berieben und hinterlegt, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Atlas der officinellen Pflanzen (komplett in 4 Bänden). Darstellung der im Arzneibuche für das Deutsche Reich erwähnten Gewächse.

      Leipzig, Arthur Felix, 1893 - 1902.. Zweite verbesserte Auflage von Darstellung und Beschreibung sämmtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borussica aufgeführten officinellen Gewächse. Herausgegeben von Arthur Meyer und Karl Schumann. - Original, kein Reprint. - Band 1 (1893): Die Sympetalen. VIII + 129 Seiten + Tafeln I - XLIV (+ 33 b) + 1 Bl. Errata. Band 2 (1896): Die Choristopetalen (I. Hälfte). (III) + 121 Seiten + Tafeln XLV - XCIV (+ 70 b). Band 3 (1899): (III) + 102 Seiten + Tafeln XCV - CXXXII (+ 107 b). Band 4 (1902): Die Monocotyledoneen, Gymnospermen und Kryptogamen. (II) + 80 Seiten + Tafeln CXXXIII - CLXII (+ 133 b, 143 b, 158 b). Ca. 31 cm x ca. 24 cm, ca. 4,6 kg schwer. Schmuckvorsätze, allseits krätig marmorierter Schnitt. Halbledereinbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. - Viele der von C. F. Schmidt für die erste Auflage (mit abweichendem Titel erschienen, siehe oben) gezeichneten und oftmals auch lithographierten Tafeln konnten für diese Ausgabe übernommen werden. Neu hinzugekommene Tafeln stammen von Frau Toni Gürke. Gegenüber der ersten Auflage wurde das Format der Tafeln vergrößert. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 10.874.. Etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Stempel auf den Titeln, sonst keine Einträge. Papier der Tafeln gering, der Textblätter nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Bindung leicht gelockert, in den Buchblöcken gut und fest. Zustand II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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        Hood's Humorous Poems

      London and New York - Macmillan and Co., 1893. London and New York - Macmillan and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hood's Humorous Poems by Thomas Hood with apreface by Alfred Ainger and one hundred and thirty illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Thomas Hood (1799- 1845) was a British humorist and poet. Charles Edmund Brock (1870- 1938) was a widely published English line artist and book illustrator, who signed his work C. E. Brock. Previous owner's gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper dated 1894. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, marks and strains to boards, slight splitting to cloth to front joint. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but occasional slight foxing, spotsand handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        Travels in the Interior of Africa

      London - Adam and Charles Black, 1893. London - Adam and Charles Black, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Mungo Park's account of his travles inAfrica with an illustration to frontispiece and a vignette title page and further illustrations throughout. With a preface by Park and his Life to front. Mungo Park (1771 - 1806) was a Scottish explorer of the African continent. He was credited as being the first Westerner to encounter the Niger River. A prize presentation copy with bookplate tofront free endpaper dated 1898. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and slight staining to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only very slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Clinical Use of Prisms;

      Bristol and London - John Wright and Co and Simpkin,Marshall,Hamilton, Kent and Co, 1893. Bristol and London - John Wright and Co and Simpkin,Marshall,Hamilton, Kent and Co, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed study on prisms and their uses in ophthalmology. Second edition. With numerous diagrams and tables, including two fold-out tables. Blind stamp to title page reads Presented with the publisher's compliments. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight bumping to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Slight mark to rear endpapers, otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Night in the Marshes

      London - Wells Gardner, Darton and Co, 1893. London - Wells Gardner, Darton and Co, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Ascarce copy of 'A Night in the Marshes and Other Stories' by J. Erskine Clarke. Includes a bookplate to the front pastedown reading: 'Funny Cuts and Worlds Comic Joke Competition Book Prize. With the Proprietors' Compliments'. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. First Edition. Condition: In a gilt andillustrated cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and some fading. Shelfwear to the top and tail of the spine and marks to the boards. Internally, generally firmly bound with some passages working loose or held by cords only. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems

      London - Westbourne Grove, 1893. London - Westbourne Grove, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This rhythmic anthology of Aytoun's work is themed around Scotland but also includes a miscellaneous section. Featuring poems including The Island of the Scots, The Old Scottish Cavalier, The Refusal of Charon and The Scheiek. Mainly a writer of geographical poetry he was appointed professor of rhetoric and belles lettres at the University of Edinburgh. His lectures attracted large numbers of students, raising the attendance from 30 to 150. Condition: In decorative green cloth binding with gilt lettering and design to the spine and front board. Externally, sound with bright cloth. Internally, generally firmly bound with bright pages. Some light foxing and offsetting to the first and last pages. Copperplate ink signature to front endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die exotischen Käfer in Wort und Bild

      Lpz., Heyne 1893.. Lpz., Heyne 1893.. gr.-4°. VII (1) 218 S., 40 chromolithogr. Taf. OLn. m. Farbpräg. Einbd. berieb. Stellenw. gebräunt. EA. Nissen ZBI, 1932

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        Poems, Dramatic and Lyrical.

      . London: Elkin Mathew and John Lane: at the Sign of the Bodley Head & New York: Macmillan and Company 1893. With etchings by C.S. Ricketts. XIV + 214 pp. Limited to 600 copies. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Weakly browning..

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        St. Croix. 1917.

      . Water-colour drawing depicting Hans Christian Jacobsens House in Christiansted. 21,5x29 cm. With the artist's signature in initials. * Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year as the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A..

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        St. Thomas. 1917.

      . Water-colour drawing depicting a group of nine black people, fisher-families, male and female at the seashore with St. John in the background. 30x22,5 cm. With the artist's signature in initials. * Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A..

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        The Beauties of Nature

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1893. London - Macmillan and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated essay on the beauties of nature. In a Mudie binding (binder's stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). With numerous engraved illustrations in the text,and frontispiece. John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC (Privy Councilor), FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society) (30 April 1834 28 May 1913), known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, was a polymath and Liberal Member of Parliament. He was a banker and worked with his family's company, but was also involved with entomology, botany, biology, archaeology, and ethnography. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though a little rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Gold Mine in Soda: MacMahon's Latest Recipes and American Soda Water Dispensers' Guide

      Goodall & Loveless, 1893. Goodall & Loveless. Hardcover. 1893 Albert C. MacMahon, First Edition. A scarce 95 page volume dedicated to late 19th century mixology. "Containing all necessary information pertaining to the soda business, derived from an experience of ten years as an active dispenser and expert compounder in some of the leading establishments in the United States." This hardcover copy has significant wear and soiling to the maroon cloth boards. The front hinge is splitting and in need of repair, which has caused the front free endpaper to become loose from the text block. The text is unmarked, although there is a stamp from a former soda shop on one page. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fair. 1893.

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        Clavierstücke... Op 118...op. 119.

      . Berlin, Simrock 1893. Folio. 19 Ss., (1) S. (weiß); 19 Ss. (1) S. (weiß). Wiederholter lithographierter Titel, Notentext im Flachdruck (Pl.-Nr. 10054/10055). Originaler grauer Umschlag (nachgedunkelt, Ecken knickfaltig, VD mit handschriftlicher Aufstellung der einzelnen Stücke, diese großenteils abgedeckt durch montierten Titelausschnitt einer späteren Auflage, Opus-Zahlen mit blauem Farbstift unterstrichen, mit dem gleichen Stift "Clavier stücke" in grossen Lettern aufnotiert). Erstausgabe. Beide Titel mit Besitzer-Stempel. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, v.a. an den unteren Ecken etwas fingerfleckig. Im Ganzen ein gutes Exemplar. Hofmann S. 248 ff.; McCorkle S. 472 und 475..

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        Souvenir d'Une Princesse Russe

      Bruxelles - Publisher unknown, 1893. Bruxelles - Publisher unknown, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound copy of thisscarce erotic novel about courtlife in Imperial Russia. In French. Memoirs of a Russian Princess is the romantically tragic story of Vavara Softa, including her her debaucheries, her love for the mechanical statue Belphegor, and her tragic end as the mistress of Emperor Paul. Condition: Rebound in a decorative morocco binding. Externally, in lovely condition. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some spotting to the first and last few pages, and some staining to the rear pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Castel-Pelesch résidence d?été du Roi Charles Ier de Roumanie à Sinaia. Notice descriptive et historique par Léo Bachelin. Avec 27 eaux-fortes et 38 gravures sur bois.

      Firmin Didot, Paris, 1893 - 93pages, eaux fortes, gravures sur bois in et hors texte, percaline, plat supérieur et dos richement ornés, quelques rousseurs sur les eaux-fortes, petit accros au dos, autrement bon état.

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        Offizieller Bericht über die internationale elektrotechnische Ausstellung in Frankfurt am Main 1891. 2 Bde.

      Frankfurt, Sauerländer 1893/94.. 4°. VI, 632; XXXI, 456 S. Mit 612 Textill., 10 Tafeln, 1 Übersichtsplan und zahlreichen Tabellen. Weinrote Orig.-Leinenbde. mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie reicher goldgepr. Deckelill. (HDeckel leicht fleckig)., fester Einband. Bd. 1: Allgemeiner Bericht. - Bd. 2: Bericht über die Arbeiten der Prüfungs-Kommission. - Die große Elektrotechnische Ausstellung in Frankfurt/Main 1891 wurde von der Frankfurter Elektrotechnischen Gesellschaft auf Anregung von Leopold Sonnemann, Verleger der Frankfurter Zeitung, veranstaltet und stellte die Weichen für den Bau eines ersten zentralen Kraftwerks, das Frankfurt mit elektrischer Energie versorgte. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        The Principles of Sociology

      London - Williams and Norgate, 1893. London - Williams and Norgate, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of this extensive study of sociology. Fourth thousand. With chapters including Ceremonial Institutions, Political Institutions, Industrial Institutions and Ecclesiastical Institutions. Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Spencer read with excitement the original positivist sociology of Auguste Comte. A philosopher of science, Comte had proposed a theory of sociocultural evolution that society progresses by a general law of three stages. Writing after various developments in biology, however, Spencer rejected what he regarded as the ideological aspects of Comte's positivism, attempting to reformulate social science in terms of evolutionary biology. One might broadly describe Spencer's sociology as socially Darwinistic (though strictly speaking he was a proponent of Lamarckism rather than Darwinism). Complete in three volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings with gilt detiling to the front boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping to the spines and a few marks to the boards. Hinges tender, with endpapers working loose. Internally, generally firmly bound, though slightly strained in places. Institutional bookplates and ink stampsto front pastedowns. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing (heavier to the endpapers). Overall: GOOD..

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        The Attic Orators

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1893. London - Macmillan and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the writings of influential Classical Greek writers, such as Isocrates and Lysias. Second edition. Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, (27 August 1841 9 December 1905) was a British classical scholar and politician. Jebb was acknowledged to be one of the most brilliant classical scholars of his time, a humanist and an unsurpassed translator from and into the classical languages. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In armorial calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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